Fears Hazard may miss Euros, Chelsea boss Tuchel hails Anjorin – Arsenal, Tottenham, Leeds and Liverpool transfer news

THOMAS TUCHEL has hailed Chelsea teenager Tino Anjorin, saying he is "very impressed" with the young playmaker.

Meanwhile Roberto Martinez fears Eden Hazard may miss Euro 2020.

And Arsenal have reportedly entered the race for Sevilla's Jules Kounde.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    BACK A-GUEN

    Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi has no future at Hertha Berlin following his loan spell with them this season, according to reports.

    The 21-year-old fell out with Mikel Arteta after reportedly bragging about his wages to players during a game against Brighton last season.

    His volatile nature led him to leave the Emirates for a loan spell at Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, where he has played 13 times this season, scoring two goals.

    However, Bild are now reporting that Guendouzi has come across as 'moody', 'stubborn' and has a 'resistance to advice', characteristics which mean he will not be offered a permanent deal with the team.

    This news comes after Hertha boss Pal Dardai's recent quotes about the young midfielder.

    Dardai told Bild: "It's like puberty for him, he's kind of a rebel. He has to work and learn like an animal."

  • Jake Lambourne

    HE'S A KEEPER

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin got married to partner Anastasia in a TRACKSUIT during a civil ceremony.

    The shot-stopper revealed the news on Instagram, as he tied the knot with his now-wife in a low-key civil ceremony in the Spanish capital.

    The Ukrainian, 22, wrote: "A very special and important day in our life. I love you."

    Dressed in all white, Anastasia, also 22, posted: "Husband, love you. The best day of my life."

    Andriy Lunin got married to partner Anastasia in a tracksuit
  • Jake Lambourne

    FULL-TIME

    Southampton have reached the FA Cup semi-finals after beating Bournemouth 3-0.

    Nathan Redmond secured the victory with his second of the game in the 59th minute.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNER GET THAT

    Arsenal's rumoured away kit for the 2021-22 season has been leaked online with the Gunners set to wear yellow for next season.

    Their home kit was among plenty of Premier League jerseys released this week, by FootyHeadlines.com, who have a reputation of getting their hands on designs early.

    In their latest reveal, Arsenal's proposed away kit has navy around the collar and arms, with a red stripe underneath.

    Interestingly, their crest is a cannon, opposed to the usual logo, in a throwback to the Gunners' 1989 away shirt.

    Arsenal's rumoured home kit also has a new twist, as the kit features more navy than fans might be used to.

    Arsenal's rumoured away kit for the 2021-22 season has been leaked online
  • Jake Lambourne

    HAA LA LAND

    Real Madrid have reportedly been told Erling Haaland wants to join them.

    The prolific Borussia Dortmund striker is in huge demand with a host of leading European clubs chasing his signature.

    According to Marca, Haaland has set his sights on a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and has instructed agent Mino Raiola to start talks over a deal.

    But there will be plenty of clubs in the running to sign one of the biggest stars in Europe.

    Manchester United have made Haaland their main transfer target but the Red Devils face serious competition to land him.

    Premier League leaders Manchester City are also interested in signing the 20-year-old Norway star.

  • Jake Lambourne

    TAKE ZLAT

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes the current Man Utd side are better than the team he played in.

    Speaking after the Red Devils knocked out his AC Milan side out of the Europa League, he told DAZN: "I think it’s better — it looks better.

    "But it doesn’t matter if you don’t win anything.

    "I think it was better than mine — but I won trophies. That’s the big difference."

  • Jake Lambourne

    HALF-TIME

    Southampton have went into the break 2-0 up against their south coast rivals.

    Moussa Djenepo broke the deadlock in the 37th minute, before Nathan Redmond scored in first half injury time.

    A big 45 minutes is needed for the Cherries.

  • Jake Lambourne

    CITY SLICKERS

    Manchester City are reportedly on the hunt for a new left-back at the end of the season, with Sporting Lisbon ace Nuno Mendes a possible target.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Manchester City are looking for a left back as new signing in the summer.

    "They’ve a list with many options – Nuno Mendes [Sporting] is among them, difficult one because he has a release clause for €70m (£60m) and Man City won’t pay this fee.

    "Many clubs are in the race."

  • Jake Lambourne

    GOALLESS SO FAR

    It remains 0-0 at the Vitality Stadium where Southampton and Bournemouth compete for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

    Keep up to date with all the action on the SunSport LIVE blog.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    SAYS ON THE TIN

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted he ‘didn’t know much’ about Tino Anjorin – but is now ‘very impressed’ with the teenager.

    The playmaker was given his first-team debut by ex-boss Frank Lampard last season, and has since played four more times.

    Tuchel said: “I got to know Tino. I didn’t know much of him. I was very impressed because he’s very physical player.

    “Tall guy, strong guy. He has the ability to keep the ball under pressure because he has the body for it.

    “He has the physical ability to play and train with us on this level. He had some minutes with Barnsley in the cup game. We decided to keep him to get to know him better, not to send him out on loan.

    “I’m happy about that. He is very strong in finishing. Very nice character. Nice guy from the academy."

    Thomas Tuchel admitted he ‘didn’t know much’ about Tino Anjorin
  • Jake Lambourne

    BOY WONDER

    Man Utd are reportedly leading the race to sign Barcelona whizzkid Ilaix Moriba.

    The 18-year-old midfielder has caught the eye of a number of clubs in Europe – despite only having made seven appearances for the Catalans this season.

    Moriba, who joined Barcelona's academy in 2010, has impressed in his handful of appearances for Ronald Koeman's side – scoring one goal and bagging two assists.

    RB Leipzig and Chelsea are said to be two of the clubs impressed by the teenager's displays this season.

    But according to Mundo Deportivo, United are ahead of their Premier League rivals in the race to land the Guinean-born Spaniard.

    If the Red Devils were to make a move for Moriba in the summer, they would have to meet his whopping £86million release clause.

    Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba
  • Jake Lambourne

    BLUE MOON

    Roman Abramovich has reiterated his commitment to Chelsea.

    The Russian has not been able to watch the Blues at Stamford Bridge in nearly three years because of visa issues.

    The 54-year-old said: "The ambitions are as true now as they were when I first became owner and I hope that can be seen through the work we have been doing on and off the pitch over the last 17 years.

    "Chelsea has a very rich history, and I feel extremely fortunate to play a part in that.

    "The club was here before me, and will be here after me, but my job is to ensure we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future.

    "That’s why the success of our academy at Cobham [training ground] is so important to me."

  • Jake Lambourne

    FA CUP TEAM NEWS

    Here is how Southampton and Bournemouth start in their FA Cup quarter-final clash.

  • Jake Lambourne

    STAYING PUT

    Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been omitted from Ghana's squad for their upcoming fixtures due to coronavirus quarantine rules.

    The £45million signing from Atletico Madrid has been left out of the squad as the Black Stars are set to play South Africa in their latest African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

    South Africa is currently on the United Kingdom's 'red list' of countries, meaning all arrivals from the Rainbow Nation must isolate for 10 days.

    Despite strong calls, the Government have opted not to give international footballers exemptions from the quarantine rules.

    With the prospect of Partey having to spend ten days in isolation before he's allowed to return to training, Arsenal have opted to block the 27-year-old from linking up with his countrymen.

    That means he'll miss Ghana's AFCON qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HOME COMFORTS

    Man Utd outcast Sergio Romero has been enjoying more time at home in Argentina with his family ahead of his expected Old Trafford exit this summer.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalled the 34-year-old to the club’s Premier League squad last month in a surprise move.

    But the out-of-favour keeper has been reunited with his loved ones over the past few days.

    Wife Eliana Guercio revealed his return to Argentina with a photo showing his ripped stomach muscles and the message: “Guess who arrived?’

    And she gave her Instagram followers a chuckle with a follow-up video showing Sergio jumping into their swimming pool to save their drowning dog after it fell in as he cuddled their other two pets.

    One fan joked ‘another great save by Sergio Romero’ as he dived into the water to help it to safety.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    RIP PETER

    Leeds' all-time top goalscorer Peter Lorimer has tragically passed away at the age of 74.

    The Whites legend scored 238 goals in 705 games in all competitions for the club.

    He remains the youngest player to have donned the Leed shirt after making his debut on September 29, 1962 aged just 15 years and 289 days.

    A club statement read: "Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and his passing leaves another huge hole in the Leeds United family.

    "He will always remain a club icon and his legacy at Elland Road will live on.

    "Our thoughts are naturally with Peter’s wife Sue and the rest of his family at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Peter."

  • Jake Lambourne

    CARL IT OFF

    Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos said Liverpool winger Mo Salah 'won't even get close' to Sergio Ramos in their Champions League clash.

    He said: "Salah isn't even going to get close to Sergio. It will be an incident that will be talked about a lot."

    Before adding: "We're going to play against a good team.

    "The first match is at home, and Real Madrid's form is much better, they must decide the tie at home.

    "The important thing is that Zidane has all his players ready, and that the injured ones come back as quickly as possible."

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROMAN'S EMPIRE

    Roman Abramovich has defended his record for sacking Chelsea managers.

    The Russian billionaire sacked Frank Lampard in January – the 10th manager to get the axe in his 18-year reign at Stamford Bridge.

    And Abramovich, in a rare interview with Forbes, insists he has no issues over his revolving door policy.

    He said: "I think we are pragmatic in our choices. And we are comfortable making the right changes at the right time to ensure we can achieve our long-term ambitions.

    "I hope it also says something about the clarity of the long-term ambition of the club.

    "Those who join understand the objectives both on the pitch, as well as the wider positive role the club plays in the community."

  • Jake Lambourne

    PREM STAR FRAUD

    Former Premier League ace Claus Lundekvam is to appear in court in Norway next month accused of benefit fraud.

    The ex-Southampton captain, 48, is alleged to have falsely claimed dole while working on TV.

    Lundekvam, who made 357 appearances for The Saints from 1996 to 2008, will appear in the dock in Bergen on April 1.

    Prosecutors say the ex-Norway international defender received 523,000 kroner – about £44,000 – by submitting false declarations.

    He allegedly claimed he worked 454 hours from January 1, 2017, to April 28, 2019.

    However, he is accused of actually being in employment for 2,609 hours – meaning he was not entitled to claim that much.

    He has been working as a soccer pundit for Norway’s TV2 station.

    Former Southampton star Claud Lundekvam has been charged with benefit fraud
  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pushing to get Paul Pogba signed up on a new contract and keep him at Old Trafford.

    The club-record £89million signing returned from a ten-game injury absence to score the winner against AC Milan on Thursday night and send Manchester United into the Europa League quarter-finals.

    French World Cup winner Pogba has only one year left on his deal and boss Solskjaer said: “Of course we’ve got discussions and talks.”

    Those talks are around a new four-year deal with the option of a further year to take Pogba, 28, towards the end of his career.

    With the economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic few would be able to afford a player United valued at £180m when he was on the market two summers ago.

    But they do not want to let him go even if there is a bid after what he showed when he came on as a half-time substitute in the San Siro — and scored the game’s only goal three minutes later.

    Solskjaer said: “When you see Paul playing like he did against Milan, when you see him come back training, it shows how much he cares for us and how much he enjoys playing and how much we can benefit from having him here.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARTINEZ CONTINUED

    "I feel his situation can be solved a lot earlier than the Euros but only when Eden goes from day to day, we will see the final answer.

    "Eden is in good spirits. He has moved quite quickly from the disappointment of not being on the pitch to seeing the next target.

    "He has a clear focus of getting himself fit as quickly as he can and it is our responsibility to support him so he can achieve that.

    "Knowing Eden and what we are dealing with is a player that has never been injured in his career and this is a real shock and something new and there is a lot of uncertainty around that.

    "But in terms of the injury, I feel very positive that we can get to see the best Eden Hazard well before the Euros."

  • Jake Lambourne

    ED'S GONE?

    Roberto Martinez concedes he does not know if Eden Hazard will be fit for Belgium's Euro 2020 glory bid this summer.

    The Real Madrid attacker, 30, suffered a muscle injury last week – his eighth major fitness issue since moving to the Spanish giants in an £89m move from Chelsea in 2019.

    Hazard believes his injuries link directly to an ankle problem after he had a metal plate inserted following an operation a year ago.

    Hazard will not undergo surgery following medical advice but when asked if the Red Devils' talisman will be fit for the Euro finals, Belgium boss Martinez said: "There's still a long way to go.

    "Rather than setting a timeline all that matters is to measure every day and to see that Eden is on the right path to get back to full fitness.

    "It would be wrong and gambling by anyone to try to imagine if Eden is going to be fully fit or not."

  • Jake Lambourne

    RONDERFUL NEWS

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Serie A player of the year for 2020 after scoring 31 goals in 33 games for Juventus.

    The Portugal forward, who helped the club to a ninth consecutive league title, got the nod following a vote by players, referees and coaches.

    Ronaldo, 35, said: “I would like to thank my team-mates, who made this award possible. And to all the players who voted for me.

    "Consistency, confidence in my strength, hard work and passion for the game are the secrets to enjoying football, as well as motivation and discipline.

    "Without which you can’t think about carrying on playing when you’re 35, 36 or 40.”

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named Serie A player of the year for 2020Credit
  • Jack Figg

    FOOTBALL ROUND-UP

    Timo Werner and Edinson Cavani are in the transfer spotlight as their clubs face huge FA Cup quarter-final ties.

    Chelsea's mis-firing striker Werner is reportedly keen to reject any swap involving Borussia Dortmund goal sensation Erling Haaland.

    And Manchester United frontman Edinson Cavani, 34, is said to have held talks with Argentine giants Boca Juniors amid speculation he is unhappy in England.

    Champions League quarter-finalists Chelsea are at home to Sheffield United in the FA Cup last eight tomorrow lunchtime, with Europa Cup favourites United visiting Leicester later that afternoon.

    Today, though, the focus is on Championship side Bournemouth hoping to stun South Cast rivals Southampton, before Everton host Manchester City.

    Meanwhile, it's claimed Chelsea are in negotiations with Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 36, on extending his £110,000-a-week deal.

    But SunSport exclusively revealed centre-back Eric Bailly plans to snub his new United contract offer after being left out of Thursday's Europa League triumph at AC Milan.

    And Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans is rated a £34.3million target for Serie A leaders Inter Milan.

    Finally, United have agreed a £235million, five-year shirt sponsorship deal with TeamViewer from next season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    FINNISH YOUR DRINKS 

    Teemu Pukki is such a star in Finland he has a cocktail named after him — and parties held in his honour.

    And the striker is surely going to be responsible for quite a few hangovers over the coming months.

    Teemu Pukki is hoping to be responsible for a few hangovers over the coming months

    First, he looks certain to help shoot Norwich back into the Premier League and then lead the hopes of his nation in this summer’s Euros.

    So cocktails all round.

    ‘The Pukki’ consists of Finnish vodka, sour apple liqueur, apple puree and lemonade — while ‘The Canary’ is vodka, peach liqueur and orange juice.

    And Norwich were selling them for ten Euros at a ‘Pukki Party’ they staged in Helsinki to celebrate Finland’s qualification to the Euros for the first time in their history.

    Pukki laughed: “I bet it was great to drink that day and they sold loads.”

    So the burning question is what would the Canaries striker drink at a ‘Pukki Party’? He said: “Well, now isn’t the time for drinks — but I prefer Finnish beer.”

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