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Transfer News LIVE! Triple deal eyed by Arsenal; Martinez to Tottenham; Chelsea want Lewandowski; latest rumours

Transfer News LIVE! Triple deal eyed by Arsenal; Martinez to Tottenham; Chelsea want Lewandowski; Latest Rumors - The latest transfer news, gossip and rumors brought to you via our live blog today! (Author: Gardener)

MartinezArsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea will all play important roles in what is already shaping up to be a very busy summer transfer window. Arsenal are set to complete the £34m signing of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira today, with Mikel Arteta still targeting Leicester's Youri Tielemans as he also closes in on a move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. Tottenham are ready to welcome Yves Bissouma from Brighton after early deals for Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and now have their sights set on Lautaro Martinez at Inter Milan, while Antonio Conte is still up against former club Paris Saint-Germain after three more signings and Barcelona in the running to take on Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski. Gunners still want Tieleman's deal this summer 08:57 , George Flood Did Chelsea give up too late for Robert Lewandowski? Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports this morning that Barcelona are now preparing to make an official offer at Bayern, where his current deal expires next summer. Lewandowski is said to prefer Barca to Chelsea and PSG with a verbal agreement on personal terms still standing - apparently due to the positive relationship between his agent Pini Zahavi and club president Joan Laporta. Reports elsewhere claim the deal would be worth £175,000 a week over three years - £27m in total. 08:24 , George Flood Arsenal are working on a deal for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus and are growing confident they can reach an agreement on the signing, reports Simon Collings. City have made it clear they want £50m for the Brazilian forward, with the two clubs currently at odds on their respective valuations. More talks are planned in the coming days and it is hoped a compromise can be reached, with add-ons that bring Arsenal closer to the fee City want. Jesus is ready to leave the Premier League champions this summer as he wants more regular first-team football. 08:05 , George Flood Chelsea are now firmly in the running for Robert Lewandowski. Thomas Tuchel is keen to rebuild his attack this summer, Romelu Lukaku in particular is likely to return to Inter Milan on loan. Bild reports that Chelsea have joined Tuchel The old club Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are trying to sign Lewandowski and there is some catching up to do. The Polish star is looking to leave Bayern Munich this summer after eight years, 374 appearances and a whopping 344 goals, with Liverpool's Sadio Mane on his side as a backup. 07:46 , George Flood Tottenham have indeed been very busy in the early stages of this transfer window. A £25m deal for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma was set to be sealed today to follow the arrival of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster. Now a new striker appears to be the goal as Antonio Conte pursues three more summer arrivals, with a possible reunion with Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez being raised in the fight to lure him away from Serie A. Arsenal still want Tielemans following the Vieira deal and have been chasing the Belgian since January and he is keen to move to the Emirates Stadium despite initially expressing a desire to play in the Champions L eague. Tielemans is better suited to a deeper one Role in midfield as Vieira and therefore the prospect of Arsenal signing both remains a possibility. 07:12 , George Flood Fabio Vieira will undergo a medical at Arsenal on Friday while the Gunners are close to their first major signing of the summer transfer window, reports Simon Collings. Arsenal have agreed to pay Porto an initial fee of around £30m for the midfielder, who flew to London yesterday, but that could increase by a further £4m due to add-ons. Vieira has agreed personal terms on a long-term deal with Arsenal and will undergo a medical on Friday and complete the formalities of his Premier League move. 06:00 , Marc Mayo The Times claim Gabriel Jesus is close to a £50m move to the Emirates Stadium. Linked to both Tottenham and Chelsea, there will certainly have been some nerves at Arsenal that they would miss their leading offensive goal, but those fears appear to have been allayed. Jesus is said to be wanting to join Arsenal after signing Erling Haaland at City and a move could finally be near. 05:00 , Marc Mayo Tottenham will complete the signing of Yves Bissouma after the Brighton midfielder passed his medical today Add-ons.Brighton were reluctant to let the 25-year-old go but with only one year left on his contract and there is no hope of him signing an extension, they have decided to capitalize on him. 02:00 , Marc Mayo Arsenal are working on finalizing a deal for Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira. Vieira has a release clause of around £42million but the Gunners want to get him for less than that. Reports in Portugal put the fee at around £30m upfront, with further surcharges of the order of £4m meaning it could rise in the future. Thursday 16 June 2022 10:52 p.m., Marc Mayo Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed talks with Paris Saint-Germain about Gianluca Scamacca. The towering Italian striker, 23, is a target for several clubs this summer after scoring 16 goals for the Serie A club last season. Carnevali on Thursday night admitted his talks with PSG agent Luis Campos, who was appointed by the French side as an assistant in their transfer department last week. "Luis Campos is a friend, we also met at the Champions League final," he told Sky Sports Italia. “We spoke about a number of players but certainly Scamacca was the topic of conversation. Ex-Arsenal target available for just £22m Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:32 PM , Marc Mayo Former Arsenal target Houssem Aouar is wanted by Jose Mourinho. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports on the midfielder, who is valued at just £22m by Lyon with Roma currently making an offer of £13m for his transfer. Thursday 16 June 2022, 10:23 p.m. Marc Mayo The Uruguayan was due to join Empoli but will now cater to interest from several top clubs upon his return from vacation. Last season he scored four goals on loan for Ligue 1 side Stade Brestois. Thursday 16 June 2022 10:05pm Marc Mayo Thomas Strakosha has spoken of his joy at being linked with Chelsea. The Albanian goalkeeper is out of contract with Serie A club Lazio and was heavily touted for a move to Fulham before interest failed to emerge from Stamford Bridge. He told the Here We Go podcast: "I'm really honored to be associated with a top club like Chelsea, it's a dream. "I've dreamed of the Premier League since I was a kid." Thursday 16 June 2022 9:39pm, Marc Mayo Eddie Nketiah remains at Arsenal after instigating a new long-term deal with the club, writes Standard Sport's Simon Collings . Nketiah's previous contract was due to expire at the end of this season and that has been the subject of considerable interest. Crystal Palace have been particularly keen on the striker, who has turned down several Arsenal contract offers this season. However, Nketiah has now agreed a new deal at Arsenal and has committed his future to the club. Standard Sport understand Nketiah has agreed to sign a long-term deal which, should he stay to the end, will take his time at Arsenal to over 10 years. Thursday 16 June 2022 9:29pm Marc Mayo Romelu Lukaku is set to hold further talks with Chelsea over the next 48 hours over his future. La Gazzetta dello Sport report that the two clubs are not too far apart in their assessment of a year-long loan for the striker back in Italy. Inter Milan are determined to keep their momentum going and held a first video call with Chelsea yesterday to start the process of crafting a deal. Thursday 16 June 2022 9:06pm Marc Mayo Marco Silva has personally contacted the Sporting CP player about a move to Craven Cottage ahead of their Premier League return, The Sun reports. Palhinha is valued at £50million and was set to replace Ruben Neves in Wolves' midfield, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal. Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:43 PM , Marc Mayo Catch up on all the Chelsea news and rumors with our round-up. Arsenal and Man United free to fight for Osimhen Thursday 16 June 2022 20:22 , Marc Mayo Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all backed away from possible substitutions for Victor Osimhen. Napoli want around £85m for the Nigerian striker dello Sport.Arsenal and Manchester United are also said to be interested, according to La Gazzetta. Thursday 16 June 2022 8:02pm Marc Mayo Tottenham are surprise candidates to sign former Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu. Corriere dello Sport name the club alongside Napoli, Real Sociedad and Villarreal as the Spaniard scored 13 goals last season. Thursday 16 June 2022, 7:40 p.m., Marc Mayo Sevilla will not accept a player swap deal for Jules Kounde. Chelsea target Kounde is valued at around £51million with the Blues leading the race to sign him. Sport report on Barcelona's attempts to offer Clement Lenglet or Sergino Dest as part of a bid for Kounde falls on deaf ears. Thursday 16 June 2022 7:19pm , Marc Mayo Find all the Tottenham news and rumors here. Thursday 16 June 2022 18:55 , Marc Mayo Aaron Hickey is a prime target for the Gunners to bolster their place at left-back and Tavares could be leaving after just a year at north London. Gazzetta dello Sport report the Serie A side's confidence overcoming minor hiccups in negotiations to seal the deal soon. Thursday, June 16, 2022 18:27 , Marc Mayo Barcelona offer £27m plus £5m in bonuses for Robert Lewandowski - and is rejected by Bayern Munich. According to Sport1, only an upfront payment of £34m is enough for the Munich team to consider selling their star striker. Lewandowski is currently on holiday in Mallorca and doesn't expect to return to Germany for pre-season training. Thursday 16 June 2022 18:03 Marc Mayo Chelsea hope to beat Fulham in the race for Thomas Strakosha. The Lazio goalkeeper is a free agent this summer and is expected to sign for the Cottagers. Reports in Italy suggest the Blues will only move forward with the deal if Kepa Arrizabalaga completes a move. Thursday 16 June 2022, 17:41 Marc Mayo Lautaro Martinez has long been an interesting player for Tottenham and the club are set to resume their move for the Inter Milan striker in the coming days. According to TMW, Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici will be in touch with the players' camp next week to assess his desire to join Spurs and the cost of a deal. Tottenham reportedly see the transfers of Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala from Inter as potential opportunities for Martinez. Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:14 PM , Marc Mayo Want a handy, bite-sized update on all Arsenal's transfer moves today? Look no further than our round-up... Thursday 16 June 2022 4:53pm , Marc Mayo Tottenham don't need Richarlison and should instead focus on a mega deal for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, Teddy Sheringham has claimed in the summer. For ex-Spurs star Sheringham, Antonio Conte is already well stocked in attack and a "declaration signing" to bolster midfield would be a better signal of intent. Thursday 16 June 2022 4:27pm Marc Mayo Arsenal are working towards finalizing a deal for Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira, Standard Sport's Simon Collings writes as that. The upfront fee is reportedly around £30million, according to reports in Portugal , with further surcharges in the region of £4million meaning it could rise in the future. Thursday 16 June 2022 15:50 , Marc Mayo SIC Noticias claim Arsenal have reached an agreement with Porto over a potential move for midfielder Fabio Vieira. The 22-year-old is said to be set to be an Arsenal player soon, although it's not clear whether or not this will affect their pursuit of Youri Tielemans. Thursday 16 June 2022 15:33 Jonathan Gorrie Sky Sports claim Nick Pope is of interest to Newcastle having previously been linked with West Ham. The England international is expected to leave Burnley after being relegated to the Championship and could join former team-mate Chris Wood at St James' Park. Thursday 16 June 2022 15:05 , Jonathan Gorrie Sky Sports claim West Ham are finally finalizing a deal for Nayef Aguerd. The Rennes centre-back is one of David Moyes' top targets this summer but late interest from Newcastle had been nerve-wracking in a difficult summer for the East London club. Despite this, Sky are now claiming the Morcco star is on medical treatment and a deal could be finalized soon. Tottenham want four more signings Thursday, June 16 2022 14:50 , Jonathan Gorrie Tottenham are keen to continue the deal with Yves Bissouma with four more signings, writes Simon Collings. Thursday, June 16, 2022 2:13 PM , Jonathan Gorrie The new Chelse owner is banking on a great season in the Premier League and suggests SEVEN teams have a chance to challenge for the title. "The big six will become the big seven Newcastle with the Saudi deal," said Boehly. Thursday 16 June 2022 1:56pm Jonathan Gorrie The £25m move is getting closer it seems. According to French journalist Fabrice Hawkins, Yves Bissouma has passed his medical at Tottenham. Crystal Palace want 'huge money' for Marc Guehi this summer Thursday 16 June 2022 13:51 , Jonathan Gorrie Marc Guehi's hugely impressive first season at Crystal Palace has linked him with a move to Tottenham. After breaking into the England squad, the defender has been touted as a potential target for Spurs as they look to bring in a new centre-back as part of Antonio Conte's rebuild. Thursday 16 June 2022 13:30 , Jonathan Gorrie Chelsea remain hopeful of signing Jules Kounde this summer despite late interest from Barcelona, ​​writes Simon Collings. Chelsea have a long-term interest in the Sevilla centre-back and he remains Thomas Tuchel's top defensive target for the latest transfer window. The club have laid the groundwork in their pursuit of Frenchman Kounde and remain frontrunners to sign him, with Barcelona now expressing interest. Kounde is likely to demand a fee in the region of £50m, with Sevilla ready to grant the player's wish to accept being challenged elsewhere.Barcelona are keen to strengthen their own defense this summer and are expected to sign Denmark international Andreas Christensen on a free transfer when his contract with Chelsea expires. Tottenham have yet to make an offer for Milan Skriniar Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:16 PM , Jonathan Gorrie Tottenham are yet to make a move for Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan despite interest. The defender has been heavily linked with moves to Spurs and Chelsea. although Inter could try to sell should they sign Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku. More on Romelu Lukaku: Inter President talks Chelsea FC star Thursday 16 June 2022 12:54 , Jonathan Gorrie Inter CEO Antonello confirms ongoing talks for the Lukaku deal: "Certainly there is a great desire from the player to return, the economic and financial feasibility needs to be checked and some technical problems need to be solved”. 🔵 #CFC"We will try to do it in the necessary time." — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2022 Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:35 p.m. , Jonathan Gorrie Chelsea are in talks with Inter Milan about a Loan deal that would allow see striker Romelu Lukaku return to the Italian club just a year after his departure, writes Simon Collings. Lukaku returned to Chelsea last summer in a club-record transfer worth £97.5m but struggled at Stamford Bridge and slipped down the attacking pecking order under manager Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea via a loan deal. You can read the whole story here. Crystal Palace could try to bring Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Selhurst Park Thursday 16 June 2022 12:16 , Jonathan Gorrie It would be fair to say Aaron Wan-Bissaka's move to Manchester United hasn't panned out. Thursday 16 June 2022 12:02 , Jonathan Gorrie Ryan Fredericks was set to join London rivals Fulham after being sacked from West Ham. However, The Sun claim Bournemouth will sign the defender. Gabriel Jesus: Arsenal close in on £50m for Manchester City forward Thursday 16 June 2022 11:30 , Jonathan Gorrie The Times says Arsenal are finally set to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus. Jesus is reportedly keen to join the club and there is now confidence that a deal potentially worth up to £50million could be sealed soon. An initial offer of £30million is understood to have been rejected, although Arsenal are expected to match City's valuation soon. Thursday 16 June 2022 11:17 , Jonathan Gorrie Chelsea are reportedly considering a move for right-back Denzel Dumfrieds as part of a loan deal that could send Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan. The Dutch full-back is reportedly of interest to a number of Premier League teams after an impressive season at the San Siro and could help Thomas Tuchel rotate Reece James, with the England international able to play on both left and midfield. Thursday 16 June 2022 10:53am Jonathan Gorrie The Sun says Arsenal are asking prospects to pay if they want to sign their players. It is understood club decision-makers were frustrated to have encountered low-ball offers, with Fiorentina reportedly now going back to a £12.5million agreement they had inserted into a deal for Lucas Torreira, when they loaned him out last season. Ajax remain far from Tottenham's valuation of Steven Bergwijn Thursday 16 June 2022 10:44 , Jonathan Gorrie Dutch outlet De Telegraaf claim Ajax are willing to pay up to £14million to sign Steven Bergwijn this summer, despite Tottenham valued him at closer to £21m. The striker has made no secret of his desire to leave north London and has also been linked with Crystal Palace as he thought the price could prove prohibitive. Thursday 16 June 2022 10:27am Jonathan Gorrie Fulham are closer to signing Manor Solomon on a permanent deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. ⚪️⚫️ #FulhamFcWolves have wanted Palhinha for a long time but Fulham are in it too.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2022 Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:18 am , Jonathan Gorrie Tottenham close in on Yves Bissouma signing, writes Simon collings The midfielder is expected to undergo medical treatment later in the day before a deal could surge to £30million. Brighton were reluctant to let the 25-year-old go but with only a year left on his contract and no hope of him signing an extension, they have chosen to capitalize on him. Bissouma is expected at Tottenham's training ground on Thursday to undergo his medical and complete the final stages of his move to the club. You can read the full story here. Thursday 16 June 2022 09:53 , Jonathan Gorrie Brentford has yet to give up trying to keep Christian Eriksen at the club this summer, writes Malik Ouzia. The Bees gave Eriksen a path back to the Premier League after he was sacked by Inter Milan after suffering cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last year. After joining from Ajax in 2013, he spent a season and a half in north London and was part of the side that reached the Champions League final under Mauricio Pochettino in 2019 before joining current Spurs boss Antonio Conte at Inter Milan. You can read the whole story here. Thursday 16 June 2022 09:48 Jonathan Gorrie West Ham seem to be constantly linked with a move for Torino's Andrea Belotti. The forward is set to leave the club on a free transfer this summer and has reportedly told his team-mates that he is ready to leave. West Ham, keen to sign a new striker, are seen as a potential landing spot for the Italy international. Newcastle ready to inject for Chelsea target Jules Kounde Thursday 16 June 2022 09:38 , Jonathan Gorrie Mundo Deportivo now claim Newcastle are ready to pay almost £80m to land Chelsea target Jules Kounde. Man United aim to beat Arsenal to sign Vitinha Thursday 16 June 2022 09:34 , Jonathan Gorrie Arsenal are said to have made an offer for Porto star Vitinha. Although turned down, it seems pretty clear that Mikel Arteta wants to bring the midfielder to north London, although he could now face competition on that front. In fact, according to the Record, United are willing to honor the 22-year-old's release clause to stave off the competition. Thursday 16 June 2022 09:17 , Jonathan Gorrie With Dani Alves leaving Barcelona after just a few months, the Spanish giants are said to have launched a plan. Fabrizio Romano claims Barca are fighting over César Azpilicueta's future with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. The Spaniard is reportedly in line for a two-year deal should he move to the Camp Nou, despite Chelsea wanting to keep their captain. Thursday 16 June 2022 09:09 - Spanish outlet Marca's Jonathan Gorrie claim Crystal Palace are keen on a move for Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn. The Dutchman has spoken often and loudly about his desire to leave Spurs this summer, following previous interest from Ajax after failing to establish himself in the first-team under Antonio Conte. Thursday 16 June 2022 8:45am Jonathan Gorrie Romano has also told Caught Offisde that Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus remains the club's first choice this summer and new talks could take place TODAY. The Brazilian is expected to leave City following the arrival of Erling Haaland and has also been linked with Chelsea. Yves Bissouma: £25m star only had eyes for Tottenham Thursday 16 June 2022 08:36 , Jonathan Gorrie Fabrizio Romano has revealed Yves Bissouma only had eyes for Tottenham this summer despite interest from elsewhere Between clubs A £25m deal has been struck, while the Mali international has also been linked with Arsenal, Aston Villa and Manchester United. “There was competition to get him, but the result is helped by the fact that Bissouma decided there was only one offer he was interested in accepting; Tottenham's," Romano told GIVEMESPORT. Thursday 16 June 2022 08:08 Jonathan Gorrie The Daily Telegraph claims Inter Milan have opened talks with Chelsea over a possible loan deal for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian is desperate to leave Stamford Bridge after a difficult second spell at the club, having previously spoken of his love for the Serie A giants. While a deal will be difficult from a financial point of view, Inter are believed to be exploring the idea of ​​returning the forward on loan. Thursday 16 June 2022 07:24 Jonathan Gorrie Although the summer has been muted so far, West Ham are expected to be busy as they prepare for a return to European football. According to the Daily Mirror, David Moyes is keen on a move for Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, a potentially eye-catching addition to his squad. The Saints have proven to be the right-priced selling club and West Ham could switch for a player widely regarded as the world's best free-kick taker. Thursday 16 June 2022 07:15 Jonathan Gorrie HLN's journalist Kristof Terreur claims Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is just waiting for Arsenal's offer this summer. The Belgium star is one of Mikel Arteta's main targets, although interest from Tottenham could threaten the deal. However, Terreur suggests Tielemans waits and sees what Arsenal have to say as he prepares to leave King Power Stadium now that he is in the final year of his contract. Thursday 16 June 2022 07:04 , Jonathan Gorrie The Sun suggests Tottenham, Aston Villa and Newcastle are among the clubs keeping a close eye on Gareth Bale's situation. The 32-year-old, who needs a club ahead of the World Cup after leaving Real Madrid, is said to have received plenty of offers this summer to keep up his fitness. Thursday 16 June 2022 07:00 Alex Young Arsenal are preparing to pay Vitinha's £35m release clause to beat Manchester United against the Portuguese midfielder who is delighted at his club's calls for a summer transfer to fulfill. Arsenal are yet to secure a deal this summer as there is interest in the likes of Raphinha, Christopher Nkunku and Marco Asensio. Thursday 16 June 2022 06:30 Alex Young Ousmane Dembele will make a final decision on his future when he returns from vacation. Talks with Barcelona have reportedly collapsed in the last few weeks before his contract expires. Sports report on the talks between Dembele and Europe's top clubs, most notably Chelsea and also Paris Saint-Germain. Thursday 16 June 2022 06:00 , Alex Young Tottenham field Newcastle's Allan Saint-Maximin as an alternative to Everton's Richarlison. That's according to the Mirror, who claim transfer guru Fabio Paratici is a big Saint-Maximin fan but knows both players cost north of £50m. Thursday 16 June 2022 05:30 , Alex Young Chelsea have made a list of forwards to replace Romelu Lukaku, the Telegraph reports. With Inter Milan keen to bring Lukaku back to the club, the Blues are weighing options for Raheem Sterling and Ousmane from Dembele or Christopher Nkunku. Gabriel Jesus has already been offered the way. Thursday 16 June 2022 05:00 Alex Young Porto have turned down a transfer offer for Arsenal target Vitinha, club president Pinto da Costa Barcelona has confirmed. It was reported this week by Record that the Gunners are the only club ready to meet that demand, before Da Costa admitted an offer from an unnamed club had landed below the asking price. "There was a specific offer of considerable value for Vitinha that we did not accept," he told reporters on Wednesday. Wednesday 15 June 2022 22:40 , Alex Young Nayef Aguerd will undergo a medical at West Ham while David Moyes is close to making his first signing of the summer, writes Malik Ouzia in the last fortnight but has now traveled to London and could even be officially unveiled as a West Ham player by the end of the week. on-clauses are fulfilled. United ready to give up at De Jong Wednesday, 15 June 2022 22:25 , Alex Young Manchester United are ready to move away from a deal for Frenkie de Jong, Manchester Evening News reports. Barcelona continue to play hard for a prize and United are ready to look elsewhere with little progress left towards an agreement. Wednesday 15 June 2022 22:17 , Alex Young Marco Asensio is ready to quell Arsenal interest, according to Marca. The midfielder is in dispute over his Real Madrid contract and has just one year left until the summer. He would prefer to extend for the right money but if not then a move to Arsenal is not on the agenda. Mittwoch 15 Juni 2022 22:02 , Alex Young Robert Lewandowski ist der perfekte Ersatz für Romelu Lukaku. Das sagt Shaun Wright-Phillips, der Genting Casino über den Bayern-Stürmer sagte: „Egal in welcher Mannschaft er spielt, er trifft immer Tore. "Chelsea müsste nur sicherstellen, dass sie seine Stärken ausspielen." Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2022 21:58 , Alex Young Spurs wird wahrscheinlich nicht versuchen, den Waliser zum dritten Mal zu verpflichten, aber Fußballdirektor Fabio Paratici ist es die Situation im Auge behalten.Newcastle und Aston Villa gehören zu den Vereinen der Premier League, die mit einem kostenlosen Transfer in Verbindung gebracht werden.Chelsea verpasst Kounde Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2022, 21:54 Uhr, Alex Young Ein schwerer Schlag für Chelsea jetzt, da Jules Kounde Berichten zufolge näher rückt über einen Wechsel zu Barcelona Kounde ist Thomas Tuchels wichtigstes Verteidigungsziel für die spanische Zeitung Sport behauptet, der Mann aus Sevilla befinde sich in „sehr fortgeschrittenen“ Gesprächen über einen Wechsel ins Camp Nou. Eine Ablöse könnte 50 Millionen Pfund plus Sergino betragen Ziel wurde vorgeschlagen. Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2022, 21:48 Uhr, Alex Young Tottenham hat seinen ersten Zug für Christian Eriksen gemacht, berichtet die Mail. Manchester United hat dem Dänen bereits ein Vertragsangebot gemacht, während Brentford unbedingt den Spieler behalten will, den sie in die Premier League zurückgebracht haben .Tottenham hat jetzt sein Interesse bekräftigt, und jetzt hat auch Everton seinen Hut in den Ring geworfen. Mittwoch 15 Juni 2022 21:47 , Alex Young Chelsea hat seine Forderungen halbiert, damit Romelu Lukaku auf Leihbasis zu Inter zurückkehren kann, berichtet Goal.com. Die Blues wollten 21 Millionen Pfund für den Stürmer, sind jetzt aber bereit zu akzeptieren 10 Millionen Pfund, um einen Umzug durchzusetzen. Wednesday 15 June 2022 21:46 , Alex Young Chelsea have drawn up a list of strikers to replace Romelu Lukaku, reports the Telegraph.With Inter Milan keen on bringing Lukaku back to the club, the Blues are weighing up moves for Raheem Sterling, Ousmane Dembele or Christopher Nkunku.Gabriel Jesus has already been offered their way. Wednesday 15 June 2022 21:46 , Alex Young The agent of Gabriel Jesus has arrived in London.That’s according to Calciomercato, who claim the Arsenal and Juventus target’s future is expected to be resolved sooner rather than later. Wednesday 15 June 2022 21:45 , Alex Young Tottenham are lining up Newcastle’s Allan Saint Maximin as an alternative to Everton’s Richarlison.That’s according to the Mirror, who claims transfer guru Fabio Paratici is a big fan of Saint-Maximin but is aware both players will cost north of £50m. Wednesday 15 June 2022 11:49 , Marc Mayo Arsenal are preparing to pay Vitinha’s £35million release clause to beat Manchester United to the Portuguese midfielder.Record claim that the Gunners have joined United and Barcelona in the race for the Porto star - and they are happy to meet his club’s demands for a summer transfer.Arsenal are still yet to complete a deal this summer amid interest in the likes of Raphinha, Christopher Nkunku and Marco Asensio. Wednesday 15 June 2022 11:39 , Marc Mayo There is still nothing concrete on Djed Spence's future, writes Standard Sport’s Simon Collings.Tottenham are keen on the Middlesbrough wing-back and he likes the move, but plenty of other clubs are interested such as Borussia Dortmund and Roma. Wednesday 15 June 2022 11:34 , Marc Mayo Ousmane Dembele will make a final decision on his future when he returns from his holiday.Talks with Barcelona have reportedly collapsed in recent weeks ahead of his contract expiring.Sport report on talks between Dembele and Europe’s top clubs, most notably Chelsea and also Paris Saint-Germain.

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Hovis' Friday Diary: 'I'm accused of trying to break up every woman in my life'

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How extreme heat changes our lives

In today's newsletter: The climate crisis is affecting everyone in different and unequal ways. Archie Bland takes a look at how this week's scorching temperatures have affected each continent (Author: Gardener)

todayAs the UK prepares to flock to the pubs and parks to enjoy the blue, cloudless skies and catch a few rays of sunshine, it's hard to ignore the worrying effects of record-breaking heatwaves. The problem isn't that yesterday was the hottest day of the year, or that today looks like it too: the problem is that such days used to be rare and aren't anymore. The pattern of this week's weather is repeating itself in many parts of the world, but the results can be significantly more extreme: In the US, extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths. It's also having a deadly impact on livestock in Kansas, one of the country's top three beef producers, as the state reports 2,000 cattle dead. And the climate crisis will only exacerbate the oppressive temperatures and make them come more frequently. Below, Archie Bland and I take a look at the impact of extreme heat on five different cities. Economy | The Bank of England has raised interest rates to 1.25% to fight inflation and the cost of living crisis, for the fifth straight month the bank has hiked interest rates. Conservatives | Boris Johnson is considering stepping down the role of ethics adviser following Lord Geidt's resignation from the role. The Prime Minister's spokesman said Johnson would not immediately start looking for a replacement, but would instead review the ministerial code enforcement system. Brazil | Dom Phillips' family have spoken of their heartbreak over the murder of British journalist and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira, as colleagues said the men's work is an inspiration to others. Gymnastics | British Gymnastics enabled a culture where young gymnasts were starved, physically shamed and abused in a system that ruthlessly prioritized the pursuit of medals over protecting children, a devastating report has revealed. With each passing year, understanding the effects of extreme heat becomes more relevant to more people. Researchers who used to focus on victims of nuclear power plant disasters or long-distance runners in the Sahara are now shifting to ordinary people in previously temperate environments; The BBC carries out explanations to stay safe in extremely hot weather and warns of the risks of heat exhaustion. But despite all these universal consequences, the climate crisis is perceived in specific ways depending on location – and its impacts are unevenly distributed. Here are some examples of the impact of extreme weather patterns being felt around the world in recent days: While much of the UK's good weather reporting is - understandably - focused on beaches and ice cream, the growing health risks associated are with historically abnormal temperatures are real. Britain's Health Security Agency has issued multiple heat alerts for Friday covering much of England, warning the elderly and those with chronic health conditions are particularly at risk. And while the 34°C expected in the south-east tomorrow – and the 29°C in London today – are not unprecedented temperatures, that 34°C mark has been hit three times in the last six years – a consistency that has alarmed climate scientists. Had not common sense prevailed and prompted a shift to a winter tournament, the World Cup would have started in Qatar last Friday – when the temperature reached 49C, just 0.3C from the June record. Yesterday the high in Doha was 44C compared to a historic June average of 41.7C. Recent legislation has greatly expanded rules banning working outdoors in the middle of the day, in response to the fierce Criticism of the number of migrant workers dying from heat stress. But there are still concerns about instances where these rules are being ignored in a way that combines the demands of the on-demand economy with rising temperatures. On Wednesday, for example, Doha News reported that delivery drivers are only (illegally) given the "option" not to work between 10am and 11pm, but feel they have no choice - because most orders arrive at lunchtime when no one is leaving would like outside to get their own food. On May 14, the temperature in Jacobabad reached 51 °C, making it the hottest city in the world at that time. Last month, Rahmat Tunio reported on the implications of this change for a city of 300,000 people. Hospitals are flooded with heat stroke patients, huge crowds head to cold water stations, and those who can afford it move away; Trees that used to provide shade have mostly been felled and sold or used for fuel. "The heat is becoming unbearable," said Muhammad Akbar, who sold dried chickpeas and has suffered heat stroke three times. "I'm afraid this heat will take our lives for years to come." Parts of southern France and Spain have experienced the second extreme heat event of the year, with temperatures not typically hitting until July or August; it is Spain's most extreme June heat in 20 years. Seville has regularly hit highs above 40, according to Metdesk, compared to an average maximum at this time in June of around 33C. Last year, the city became the first to name and classify its heatwaves, describing them like tropical storms and hurricanes to raise public awareness and prepare for the dangers they pose. A heat dome formed over the western part of the US this week, and one of the hardest-hit states was Arizona. Even at midnight, temperatures in the Phoenix state capital were still reaching 38C. To the dismay of city residents, the temperature hasn't dropped below 27C in over a week. Yesterday the mercury hit 44C bringing a severe weather warning. But it's not just about the altitude - the hot season is coming earlier, ending later and the frequency of dangerously hot days is increasing. As higher temperatures reduce moisture in farmland, wildfires will not only become more frequent but worse. One erupted in Flagstaff earlier this week and within a day more than 24,000 acres had burned. To deal with the problems caused by extreme heat, the city has appointed its own heat tsar (although there is no dedicated budget for it yet). football | A Rachel Daly volley and two own goals saw England eventually overtake Belgium in the first of three friendlies ahead of the European Championship. football | The French official investigating the chaos at the Champions League final in Paris, where Liverpool fans were tear gassed, admitted there was "a lot of regret" over what had happened. Golf | Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy played a near-perfect game through the first six holes, but McIlroy also showed serious anger after smashing a bunker on the 5th hole before saving par. The print edition of the Guardian leads with "Johnson may step down from ethics adviser role after Geidt's resignation", while the Financial Times writes: "Ukraine's desire to join the EU is gaining momentum from European leaders". Metro Says "11% Hell is Coming" With "Inflation Hits New High as Rates Rise"; the i reports "no tax cuts for two years as inflation heads towards 11%". The Telegraph's version reads 'Inflation hits 11 per cent, Bank of England says', while the Times says the figure means 'pain ahead'. "Shock as food prices rise 15%," says the Express. The Daily Mail says: "Families are warned: brace yourself for the pain of the great crisis now". Our critics' round-up of the best things to watch, read and listen to right now "It's the dramatic equivalent of strike bowling: a writer who knows the setting and the themes to the core, a dream cast who all own their deliver their best work in years, and their chemistry creates something even greater than the sum of its great parts." - Lucy Mangan "New York Times journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro goes beyond the hot shot to find out what the opinions are that really affects people. She speaks to those directly affected by the news, beginning with Merritt Tierce, who sheds light on what it really means to topple Roe vs. Wade and shares her experience with teenage pregnancy.” — Hannah Verdier Over 40 Years after their last tour, Abba have returned as digital avatars. Is Abba Voyage, which debuted in London last month, the future of concerts? A little bit of good news to remind you that the world isn't all bad "Save the polar bears" is one of the most popular refrains from environmentalists and conservationists given the animals' long-standing endangered status. A warming planet is especially deadly to them as their homeland melts away. However, researchers have found a group of a few hundred polar bears in south-east Greenland that appear to be surviving well despite the lack of sea ice. The discovery of these geographically isolated animals has given these researchers hope that all might not be lost. Sign up here for a weekly roundup from The Upside, sent to you every Sunday. And finally, the Guardian's crosswords to keep you entertained throughout the day - with much more in the Guardian's Puzzles app for iOS and Android.

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Fury as only ONE woman on the panel

TONIGHT's BBC Question Time has drawn criticism, with Mike Galsworthy questioning why there is only "one woman" on the podium. (Author: Gardener)

only ONEShe said: "I think it could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Isn't it about time the government prioritized public transport? "We need an efficient, effective and affordable public transport system that is integrated and it's time for people to jump out of the bubble and start thinking about what regular people need to do and that's also an excellent way to self-pace." approaching a net-zero target by 2050. “We encourage people to stay in their bubble, get out of your car now, walk, ride a bike. I do not have a car. I think people can do that if they start thinking differently. The government – ​​this is your chance.”

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Keir Starmer vows to oppose new law to tear up parts of Northern Ireland Protocol

Sir Keir Starmer has said Labor will vote against the government's new Brexit legislation, which gives ministers the power to unilaterally suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. (Author: Gardener)

Keir StarmerSir Keir Starmer has said Labor will vote against the government's new Brexit legislation, which gives ministers the power to unilaterally suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Brussels believes the legislation could break the UK international law, but ministers have insisted the plans will be legal. Sir Keir, visiting Belfast today, said: "We will be voting against legislation that the Government is putting to Parliament. The Labor leader said he believed the problems caused by post-Brexit border rules in Northern Ireland "can be overcome at the negotiating table with statesmanship and a high level of trust". The government has said it remains in favor of a negotiated solution with the EU, but is laying the groundwork for going it alone after months of unsuccessful talks.

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Labor MP shares somber assessment of what happened to Britain at Boris Johnson's hands-on question time

"Our country deserves better and we won't get better until Boris Johnson is gone," said Peter Kyle. (Author: Gardener)

BritainAs Northern Ireland's shadow minister, Kyle in a minute-and-a-half speech attacked the Prime Minister for his handling of Partygate, the economy and the Northern Ireland Protocol. Kyle said, “A leader's first and only duty is to ensure that the culture as a whole is right and that the culture is delivering the results it needs to get there. He claimed the publication of the Sue Gray Report - the internal inquiry into Downing Street parties that took place during lockdown - proved Johnson was "lying, he's reckless and incompetent". The official blamed the "senior leadership" at the top of the government for the serial breach of Covid rules, and Johnson said he took full responsibility for everything that happened - although he allegedly didn't realize how out of control these were Parties during a death turned pandemic. Kyle continued: "The reason this is so important is, when we look now at how our country is being run, the fact that our international reputation is being shredded, the fact that the protocol is not delivering and the negotiations are not The Northern Ireland Protocol, which the Prime Minister negotiated back in 2019, has resulted in a stalemate in Stormont this month. Unionists are refusing to sit in devolved government until Johnson steps in to prevent the country from feeling so disconnected from the rest of the UK. Kyle then pointed out: "There are almost seven million people waiting for treatment in the NHS, no more than here in Northern Ireland. "So what we're seeing in the Sue Gray report, what we now know for certain, is actually having a massive impact on the behavior and functioning of our country's leader," Kyle said.

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Question Time listener bangs on 'Smarmy' Rees-Mogg WFH note

Panellists also unloaded on the Tory minister, criticizing the "ideological" drive to get people back into office. (Author: Gardener)

WFHThe Government is urging a "speedy return" of civil servants to their desks in Whitehall after working from home has become the norm during the pandemic. Boris Johnson expanded on the call last week when he urged companies to help boost the economy by doing the same thing as Covid-19 relief - referring to the temptation of cheese as he suggested working from home not working. Last month, Rees-Mogg - a government minister responsible for efficiency - was branded a "nasty, condescending man" after leaving notes on the desks of officials who were out of the office. She said: "I think public service leaders should let adults grow up and decide what's best for us, rather than people like Rees-Mogg leaving sleazy messages. “I prefer to work from home and in my public service department it has been shown that we are much more productive when we work from home and it is getting to the point where I'm running out of gas can afford to get into the car downtown anyway." Alyn Smith, SNP frontbencher, added: "My concern with the current administration is that they have an ideological agenda to get people back into the office, whether it's for it works or it doesn't because the economy is somehow fueled by lunchtime sandwiches. "Many people know exactly what is best for them and people should be allowed to make their own decisions and we should see more flexibility in the world of work and less ideology." In response to the criticism, Government Minister Lucy Frazer said: "I think , there are some downsides to working from home. I think young people who are starting out have to learn and have mentors and learn from seniors and when everyone is at home it's very difficult for the young people to get the skills they need. “Secondly, I'm really concerned about people's mental health, especially young people. We may all think we're fine working from home, but in fact social interaction is really important and I think that loneliness, especially during the time of the pandemic, will become an increasing problem. "Thirdly, when you asked me what we were doing, I mentioned what our plan was in terms of improving growth and productivity, one of the headings is about skills and people, and if we want to upskill and reskill people, you can partially do that do it at home, but sometimes also quite well in the office.”

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Labor's Wes Streeting says he would 'vote' for a rail strike.

Labor's Wes Streeting said he would "vote for a strike" if he worked in the rail industry. (Author: Gardener)

Wes StreetingIn growing disputes in the industry, which threaten enormous travel disruptions in the coming weeks, train drivers are to go on strike over pay and more railway workers are to be elected to industrial disputes. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will strike at Network Rail and 13 train companies later this month, while RMT and Unite have also announced a strike at the London Underground. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said it will elect hundreds of workers to take industrial action at train operator Avanti West Coast in a dispute over pay, working conditions and job security. During Thursday's BBC Question Time, the Shadow Health Secretary said he would strike if he worked in the railway industry. He said: “To put it this way, if I were a member of the RMT and my jobs were at risk in this way, I would vote to go on strike and I would vote to defend the conditions of my job. The Labor Shadow Secretary said he would "prefer they not go ahead", adding: "Why are they striking? To defend their wages, jobs, terms and conditions. Strikes by the rail, shipping and transport union are expected to paralyze rail services from June 21-26 in what is being described as the largest industrial action by train crews in at least 30 years. The London Underground will be hit by RMT and Unite labor disputes on June 21. Some 10,000 Tube workers are expected to go on strike in an ongoing dispute over job losses and pensions, while Aslef members on Hull Trains, Greater Anglia and the Croydon Tramlink are set to stage a series of walkouts between June 23 and July 14. A spokesman said: "We don't want to upset anyone, but industrial action has to be effective if it is to persuade rail bosses to come to a negotiated settlement with the RMT. "All affected by our proposed strike action should direct their anger and frustration at the government and the rail industry for failing to give rail workers a decent pay rise and for proposing to shed thousands of jobs on the network." meanwhile, more railway workers are to be elected to strike over wages and jobs, which has increased the risk of a summer of travel chaos. TSSA said its CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and West Midlands Trains members will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch industrial action campaigns over wages, working conditions and job security. The union announced on Thursday that it will elect its Avanti West Coast members to strike.

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Arsenal are in talks to sign Man City striker Jesus

Arsenal are in talks to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus as a potential £35m deal for Porto's Fabio Vieira draws closer (Author: Gardener)

Man CityArsenal are in talks to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The Premier League champions don't want to lose Jesus but understand his desire to get regular first-team football. Will Gabriel Jesus succeed away from Man City?Transfer Center LIVE! | Get Sky Sports | Download Sky Sports AppArsenal transfer rumoursArsenal encounters: Gunners head to Palace on opening night Arsenal are one of several clubs interested in Jesus, who is believed to be valued at £50m by City. The 25-year-old scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists from 28 starts in all competitions last season. The Gunners' number one need for next season is offense. When your leading scorer has the same number of goals as bottom Norwich, you know there's a problem. Arsenal ranked fourth for shots on target, shots on goal and goals expected (xG) this season, but 11th for shot conversion. The main culprit in this regard is Alexandre Lacazette, who netted just two non-penalty goals from 46 shots and a 6.84 xG return. Analysis: Will Jesus succeed outside of Man City? Jesus was billed as Sergio Aguero's successor back in 2017 but he will leave the Etihad after never making more than 22 starts for Pep Guardiola's side in a Premier League season. He's only played 51 percent of City's available minutes over the past five seasons. Jesus has averaged a goal every 160 minutes in the Premier League. Of those players who have scored at least 15 goals in the competition since then, only six boast a superior scoring rate. That's partly down to a lack of starting opportunities - more than a third of Jesus' 159 Premier League appearances have come as a substitute - but it's also a matter of finishing. Jesus excels in many ways, from his movement off the ball to his versatility and his pressing, but he's not always so reliable when it comes to converting chances. While his goal record is by no means bad, the underlying data points to significant shortcomings in front of goal. Since his City debut five and a half years ago, Jesus has the second-biggest negative difference between actual goals scored and goals expected in the Premier League, behind only Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. Arsenal close to agreement for Vieira Arsenal are close to agreeing to sign Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira for a fee of £35million including surcharges. The 22-year-old scored six league goals in 15 starts for Porto last season. He has scored 13 goals in 21 games for Portugal U21. What can Arsenal expect from Vieira? “He's 22 years old, very technically gifted so he fits into the Arsenal mold on the player side. "Six goals in 15 starts for Porto this season, 13 goals in 21 games for Portugal U21 - that says everything you need to know about the type of midfielder he is." Arsenal games: Gunners start at Palace Arsenal kick off the 2022/23 Premier League season live at Crystal Palace on 5 August, live on Friday Night Football. Mikel Arteta's side, who finished fifth in the Premier League last season, then host Leicester City on August 13 before traveling to newly promoted Bournemouth on August 20. Complete: All Premier League matches 2022/23Download the Sky Sports appGet Sky Sports The Gunners' first North London derby will be played at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, while the second leg at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier in the new year will take place on August 14 January takes place. Arsenal's last game before the Winter World Cup season break is away to Wolves over the weekend of 12/13. November. They will then return to action on Boxing Day entertaining West Ham. The last day of the Premier League season is May 28, when Arsenal will complete their season at home against Wolves. Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in a brilliant performance against Watford

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Arsenal starts fast, Man Utd's away-day blues, Liverpool's rotation woes

You know the drill: each team plays every other team twice. But there's more nuance than that — who you play and when you play against them can make or break a season, writes Daniel Storey (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolRead Daniel Storey's preview of the transfer windows for all 20 Premier League clubs here. In the final 35 Premier League games last season, only Manchester City and Liverpool have picked up more points than Mikel Arteta's Arsenal. There were stumbling blocks in early December, April and May, but Arsenal played catching up from September. There's no excuse for the defensive chaos at Brentford on opening night, but Arsenal have met Chelsea at home and Manchester City away in their first three league games - two of the top three favorites to win the title - and lost both games on aggregate from 7-0. Arsenal have escaped elite opponents early on this season. They start the season again on a Friday night and have to be wary of a repeat of Brentford at Selhurst Park, but Arsenal play two promoted teams plus Leicester and Aston Villa at home in their first five games. Last season they won those two corresponding games and lost just two points in eight games against the eventual bottom four. Arsenal must therefore start quickly. That prepares them for games against Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City between September 3 and mid-October. For the full 2022-23 Premier League fixture list click here. In terms of their first six league games, Fulham actually had the toughest start to the season according to last season's table. But of the promoted side, Bournemouth face the toughest start. Their first two away games will be at the Etihad Stadium and Anfield respectively, where Bournemouth must try to avoid the kind of hammering that can shatter promotion optimism. In between, they meet Arsenal at home. Bournemouth have lost seven and drawn two of their ten Premier League games against Arsenal. Ending the season doesn't get much easier when Scott Parker's side need points to stay up. The final two home games of the season come against Chelsea and Manchester United, with away games at Selhurst Park and Goodison in between. It puts tremendous pressure on the September and October fixture list: Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Newcastle United, Brentford, Leicester City, Fulham, Southampton. It's not just that they ended up 18 and 19 points clear of third place respectively and will likely maintain that gap. Because that's not all: Liverpool and Manchester City start the season gently. Journalist Nick Harris has calculated the strength of each Premier League team's first six games. Liverpool and City are likely to have below-par numbers - they can't play themselves - but Harris' table has the pair 18th and 19th in the table; only wolves have an easier start. City are slightly easier (the average league position of their first six opponents is 0.3 higher and they only face a Big Six team on 10 September against Tottenham). Liverpool and City lost points early on last season against Big Six opponents (Chelsea for Liverpool, Tottenham for City). These clubs in the Champions League will play 16 league games, six Champions League group stage games and at least one EFL Cup game between 6 August and the break for the World Cup on 13 November; 23 games in just over three months. It clearly depends on both the strength of their Champions League group stage opponents and their ability to qualify early (last season Liverpool won all six of their group games), but Klopp may have more reasons than Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel to let his team rotate in their Champions League autumn games. Of the six games played directly after the midweek European games, Liverpool will face Big Six opponents in four: Chelsea (a), Arsenal (a), Manchester City (h) and Tottenham (a). That compares unfavorably to Manchester City (three Big Six games), Chelsea and Tottenham (two each). If the league title can be won and lost there - Liverpool won just four of their ten league games against Big Six opponents last season - Klopp gives something to think about. Liverpool transfer window: Nunez deal means Manes exit won't hurt too much There was no reason Ralf Rangnick failed at Manchester United, nor a definitive account of that failure, but away form was a handy indicator. United have lost each of their last six away league games in 2021/22, conceding 17 goals and scoring just two – once in a 4-1 defeat at Manchester City and once in a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal. As of February 20, they never led away from home once. Manchester United play six of their first ten league games away from Old Trafford and two of those four home games are against Liverpool and Arsenal. As if that wasn't enough, United took just four points from their equivalent six away games last season, losing at Manchester City, Everton, Crystal Palace and Leicester, drawing at Southampton and beating Brentford.

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