Chilwell to 'miss rest of year', Haaland new contract, Rice eyed across Europe, Newcastle and Chelsea transfer news

CHELSEA came away from their 4-0 win over Juventus with their chests puffed out – but for Ben Chilwell it is a different story.

The club fear their left back will be out for a long time with a knee injury he sustained during the game.

The £50million left back is undergoing a scan today to assess suspected damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Thomas Tuchel's side qualified for the Champions League last 16 following their win and are in the hat for the draw on December 13.

Meanwhile across London, Declan Rice is reportedly being targeted by a number of European giants.

The England midfielder has seemingly been growing and improving each month for the past few years and has been superb for the Hammers in their march to the top four this season.

In other news, Erling Haaland could be given a new contract at Borussia Dortmund, which would double the Norwegian's wages.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all interested in signing the goalscoring machine, 21.

And Newcastle have reportedly joined the race to sign £70m Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic.

Get all the latest football news, updates and transfer gossip below…

  • Anthony Chapman

    FIOR BLIMEY

    Arsenal are set to miss out on Dusan Vlahovic to Juventus.

    Reports in Italy claim the Fiorentina striker could be set for a stunning £50million Serie A switch.

    And Arsenal would stand little chance of challenging if they too submitted a suitable offer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ARE BRU SERIOUS?

    Steve Bruce has reportedly been offered to his former club Manchester United by his agent.

    The Mail claims United’s ex-captain has been put forward for the interim role following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit.

    Bruce himself was only sacked by Newcastle earlier this month.

    And an incredible move to Old Trafford could be on the cards.

  • Anthony Chapman

    REECE LIGHTNING

    The ‘sky is the limit’ for Reece James, according to Chelsea teammate Christian Pulisic.

    He said: “Absolutely we're all impressed.

    “What he can do on the field is pretty special. He's got so much ability, so many different ways to help the team. The sky is the limit for him.

    “Honestly, the way he is playing right now and the way he strikes the ball, I wouldn't be surprised [if he stayed top scorer].

    “That's what’s great about our system – it allows him to attack a lot. He was really strong last night and you could see how much he helped us in attack.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    JESS OFF

    Jesse Lingard remains determined to leave Manchester United despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.

    The Mail claims the England star is ‘unmoved’ by the managerial change and still has no plans to open up negotiations over a new contract.

    Former loan side West Ham are keen and a January transfer looks to be moving closer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

    XI: Alisson, Williams, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Morton, Thiago, Salah, Minamino, Mane.

    Porto XI: Costa, Mario, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu, Uribe, Oliveira, Otavio, Diaz, Taremi, Evanilson.

  • Anthony Chapman

    MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

    XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling

    PSG XI: Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes, Paredes, Herrera, Gueye, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    ROBERT-NO

    Roberto Mancini has supposedly SNUBBED an approach from Manchester United.

    The 56-year-old former Manchester City boss plans to focus on World Cup qualification with Italy.

    German newspaper BILD report that Mancini turned down contact with the Red Devils as he is to fulfil his 'duty' to help Italy qualify for the World Cup.

  • Anthony Chapman

    AR YEAH

    Former Arsenal star Andriy Arshavin claims Premier League target Sardar Azmoun wants to quit Zenit St Petersburg.

    He explained: “Azmoun has a desire to leave. Both sides are behaving openly and honestly. 

    “The player wants to leave. Azmoun remains a professional, he had a good first half (of the season). But we cannot force Serdar to stay. 

    “Azmoun, at Zenit, can only be replaced by a foreigner. It is important to find one. I don’t see a similar player in Russia.” 

  • Anthony Chapman

    ALL IN FAVRE

    Lucien Favre is the latest name to be thrown into the hat to potentially become Manchester United's interim manager.

    The United hierarchy have allegedly reached out to the 64-year-old to discuss his interest in the post vacated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to The Telegraph.

    Favre's one of many high-profile names to be linked with the United job recently.

    The Swiss native's a wanted man in the Premier League and has previously been in talks with both Newcastle and Crystal Palace but neither switch materialised.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DAN’S BACK

    Daniel Farke is in line for an immediate return to management just two weeks after being sacked by Norwich.

    The Guardian says he is wanted by scandal-hit Werder Bremen following the shock resignation of coach Markus Anfang at the weekend.

    Anfang is currently under investigation by the German authorities after being accused of using a faked Covid vaccination certificate.

    Farke's swift return to football comes after Norwich fans blasted the club's new badge, which will be introduced next summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FRESH FACES

    Former Man Utd defender Jon Spector has urged his old side to sign Kieran Trippier and Declan Rice in January.

    Also name-checking Ruben Neves, he told BritishGambler.co.uk: “Trippier could be a really good solution for them. 

    “Even if they changed to a back four, I still think he fits in really well within the team, and I’d love to see a player like him at United.

    “Declan Rice would be a fantastic option. Ruben Neves as well has been very good for Wolves and could be a good option for them."

  • Anthony Chapman

    MOUNT EVEREST

    Mason Mount is loving life at Stamford Bridge and is not going anywhere, according to reports.

    The Chelsea star is one of a host of top players set to be offered new contracts.

    But the Telegraph reports the England international is in no rush to put pen to paper on a new contract.

    Instead he remains committed to helping Chelsea win yet more trophies under stand-out boss Thomas Tuchel.

  • Anthony Chapman

    COMMITTED

    Man Utd target Brendan Rodgers has again stressed his commitment to Leicester City.

    He said: "I don't take it as anything. For me it's not real. 

    "There's always gossip and speculation and I suppose that will always be there until United appoint a full-time manager.

    "I've always said my commitment is here. My commitment is to this group of players, this team.

    “So it (leaving) doesn't come across my mind to be honest.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    THAT’LL SHOW EM

    Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery is the latest shock addition to the list of candidates being considered for the Man United job.

    According to German paper Bild, the Villarreal gaffer is in full contention to take charge at Old Trafford.

    But there has so far been no contact between United and Emery after they played each other in the Champions League last night.

  • Anthony Chapman

    IN FOR THE KYL

    Emmanuel Petit thinks Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe could ‘easily’ seal a shock transfer to newly mega-rich Newcastle.

    He told gambling.com: “Anything can happen. We see what’s happened with Newcastle United – there have been rumours and you never know what’s going to happen at the end of the day, things can turn very easily and very quickly.

    “There is a big link with Real Madrid and I know that in his mind when he was a child he was dreaming of playing for clubs like this, because of the stars they have there and the history of the club.

    “Maybe he’s interested in Real Madrid because he’s tired of what’s happening here in France.

    “I think he gets the feeling sometimes that he doesn’t get the same recognition as players like [Lionel] Messi or Neymar.”

  • Dylan Terry

    ERROR STREWN

    Chelsea flop Hakim Ziyech is the Premier League player most prone to mistakes – and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is second.

    New research has shown which Premier League players are making the most errors and how often they’re making them.

    Out-of-favour Blues playmaker Ziyech has the dubious honour of topping the gaffe charts, making a mistake once every 4.29 minutes.

    United midfielder Pogba cocks up once every 4.37 minutes and has notched up a whopping 145 blunders already this season.

    The study by BettingOdds.com sees Manchester City’s reliable Fernandinho also feature in the top ten, making a mistake once every 4.87 minutes.

    Most mistake prone player per club

    Arsenal:
    Thomas Partey – 78 mistakes (8.05 minutes per mistake)

    Aston Villa:
    Jacob Ramsey – 83 (7.23)

    Brentford:
    Bryan Mbeumo – 151 (6.11)

    Brighton:
    Tariq Lamptey – 32 (5.09)

    Burnley: Matej Vydra – 43 (5.00)

    Chelsea: Hakim Ziyech – 49 (4.29)

    Crystal Palace:
    Conor Gallagher – 157 (6.10)

    Everton: Allan – 123 (8.56)

    Leeds: Kalvin Phillips – 130 (6.23)

    Leicester:
    Wilfred Ndidi – 96 (7.50)

    Liverpool:
    Konstantinos Tsimikas – 59 (6.59)

    Man City: Fernandinho – 38 (4.87)

    Man United: Paul Pogba – 145 (4.37)

    Newcastle United:
    Sean Longstaff – 112 (6.49)

    Norwich:
    Kieran Dowell – 46 (4.54)

    Southampton:
    Mohamed Elyounoussi – 137 (5.44)

    Tottenham:
    Emerson Royal – 107 (7.15)

    Watford: Juraj Kucka – 174 (4.90)

    West Ham:
    Tomas Soucek – 161 (6.64)

    Wolves: Ruben Neves – 123 (7.34)

  • Dylan Terry

    BEN BLOW

    There are fears that Ben Chilwell suffered a serious knee injury in Chelsea's Champions League win over Juventus.

    The Chelsea defender is undergoing a scan today to assess suspected damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.

    It means a spell on the sidelines could be on the cards for the £50million left-back just as he was starting to reassert his position in the team.

    Chilwell had to be helped from the pitch 19 minutes from time in Chelsea's thumping 4-0 Champions League win over Juventus on Wednesday.

    He jarred his knee and looked to be in severe pain on the pitch before medics came to his assistance.

    If he is side-lined it means boss Thomas Tuchel will have to rely on Spaniard Marcos Alonso to fill the left back slot for what looks destined to be a hectic season.

  • Dylan Terry

    CRIS-IS

    Antonio Conte fears Cristian Romero’s injury is more serious than first thought.

    On-loan Atalanta defender Romero missed Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Leeds on Sunday after hurting his hamstring while playing for Argentina during the international break.

    He is due to have another scan in the coming days to discover the full extent of the problem.

    But new Spurs boss Conte, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Europa Conference League clash at NS Mura, said: “Honestly, I think his injury is serious. But we have to wait.

    “I don't know now the time he needs to recover. Surely his injury is more serious than Giovani Lo Celso or Dane Scarlett’s.

    “We have to wait for the next scan and then the doctor can give more information on the dates for his recovery.”

  • Dylan Terry

    BAYERN STAR CHOUPO-MOTING TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID

  • Dylan Terry

    MAUR WORK NEEDED

    Manchester United have had an approach for Mauricio Pochettino knocked back by PSG.

    The French club have been annoyed by reports that United could poach their manager and that he is desperate to move to Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils board have now shelved any plans to get the 49-year-old away from the French capital until at least the summer.

    United are searching for a new manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Saturday following the 4-1 defeat to Watford.

    Pochettino and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers are the leading candidates to replace him full-time.

    Michael Carrick has been put in temporary charge and had a good start to his caretaker reign with a 2-0 Champions League win away to Villarreal last night.

    He will remain at the helm for Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge and the 4.30pm kick-off against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

  • Dylan Terry

    KING JAMES

    Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has claimed right-back Reece James is as good as the best strikers in the business when he gets in front of goal.

    The England international scored Thomas Tuchel's side's second goal in their 4-0 demolition of Juventus on Tuesday night.

    And on BT Sport after the game, a buzzing Cole raved: "I was blown away by his technical ability. Especially for such a big, strong, athletic lad.

    "His touch is velvet, he makes the right pass, takes the right decisions. And when he gets in front of goal it is like your top, top strikers' level of composure and technique."

  • Dylan Terry

    EU'VE CHANGED

    Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain boast a combined £1BILLION of talent in their 2021-22 squads – but things were once very different.

    In fact, 13 years ago – when the two clubs first met in Europe – they looked VERY different.

    Man City and PSG were drawn together in the same Uefa Cup group after taking very unconventional routes to the tournament.

    Scarcely-believable now, but PSG finished 16TH in Ligue 1 in 2007-08 and only qualify for the Uefa Cup having won the Coupe de France.

    City, meanwhile, only booked their place thanks to their FAIR PLAY record after finishing ninth a season earlier.

    And on December 3, 2008 the pair finally met for the first time in Europe, with City having been taken over by Sheikh Mansour in September of the same year.

  • Dylan Terry

    MAUR WORK NEEDED

    Manchester United have had an approach for Mauricio Pochettino knocked back by PSG.

    The French club have been annoyed by reports that United could poach their manager and that he is desperate to move to Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils board have now shelved any plans to get the 49-year-old away from the French capital until at least the summer.

    United are searching for a new manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Saturday following the 4-1 defeat to Watford.

    Pochettino and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers are the leading candidates to replace him full-time.

    Michael Carrick has been put in temporary charge and had a good start to his caretaker reign with a 2-0 Champions League win away to Villarreal last night.

    He will remain at the helm for Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge and the 4.30pm kick-off against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

  • Dylan Terry

    FLECK DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

    Sheffield United's John Fleck has been discharged from hospital after collapsing at Reading on Tuesday night. 

    The Blades midfielder was rushed to hospital but has been allowed back home after staying overnight.

    The club said: “Sheffield United is grateful to report that John Fleck has been discharged from hospital and will return to Sheffield today (Wednesday).

    “He was conscious when he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and was communicative with club and medical personnel, as well as his family.

    “After comprehensive medical examinations and staying in hospital overnight for observation, he has been allowed home, where United medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.

    “United and John Fleck would like to thank all who assisted at a stressful time last night and also everyone for their supportive messages.”

    The Scotland international, 30, went down unchallenged during United’s 1-0 win against Reading before team-mates frantically waved medics on.

    There was a ten-minute delay as Fleck received oxygen before he was stretchered onto an ambulance.

    United goalscorer Jayden Bogle said: “It’s horrible whenever something like this happens.

    “It happens so quickly. You don’ expect it, you expect to play a normal match. You don’t really think about those things going into games.

    “The main thing is that he’s OK.”

  • Dylan Terry

    LION CALL

    Lionel Messi has offered Liverpool hope of signing Kylian Mbappe by placing doubt on his move to Real Madrid.

    The Spanish giants had two bids rejected for Mbappe last summer.

    But they remain keen on the forward, who is still yet to put pen to paper on a new contract despite his current deal expiring next summer.

    When asked about the Frenchman's possible move to Real, Messi told Marca: "The truth is I do not know. Only he knows what he has in his head and what he is going to do.

    "I can only say that I am happy that he has stayed here this year. He is a very important player for us and to fight for the objectives we have. He is fully focused on our goals.

    "And then he will decide what he will do when the season is over. The truth is that I don't know what will happen. But he speaks very well in everything: Spanish, English, obviously French."

    Liverpool have also been linked with a transfer move for Mbappe in the past.

    And it appears there could be an opportunity for the Reds to hijack Real's move, with Mbappe seemingly undecided on his next move.

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