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LIONEL MESSI helped Argentina reach the final of the Copa America – but is still a free agent as his Barcelona contract situation drags on.

And Chelsea have missed out on a key target with Achraf Hakimi joining PSG.

Hakimi will be joined by Sergio Ramos, who the Spanish press report has joined PSG today.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    DENMARK FORMATION

    Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand appears to have opted for a 3-4-3 formation for the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with England.

    Kasper Schmeichel starts in goal with Andreas Christensen, captain Simon Kjaer and Jannik Vestergaard in the back.

    Jens Stryger Larsen starts at right wing-back with Joakim Maehle on the other wing, while Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg link up in midfield.

    Martin Braithwaite, Mikkel Damsgaard and Kasper Dolberg lead up front

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    ENGLAND FORMATION

    England head coach Gareth Southgate appears to have opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation for the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark.

    Jordan Pickford starts between the sticks with Kyle Walker at right-back and Luke Shaw on the other side, while Harry Maguire and John Stones team up at centre-back.

    Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips link up in midfield with Mason Mount playing at No10.

    Bukayo Saka will be covering the right wing with Raheem Sterling on the other side, while captain Harry Kane leads the line

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    DENMARK XI

    Here’s who Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand has chosen for his starting line-up against England:

    Starting XI: Schmeichel, Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard, Larsen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle, Braithwaite, Damsgaard, Dolberg.

    Subs: Lossl, Ronnow, Andersen, Skov, Olsen, Jorgensen, Norgaard, Wass, Wind, Poulsen, Cornelius, Jensen.

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    ENGLAND XI

    England manager Gareth Southgate has decided to go with the following starting line-up.

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka returns to the fold as he replaces Manchester United-bound Jadon Sancho.

    Southgate appears to have opted for a back-four, just like he did against Ukraine.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    AOUAR UPDATE

    Arsenal are reportedly considering reviving their interest in Lyon ace Houssem Aouar.

    That is according to ESPN, who claim the Gunners are still keeping tabs on Aouar in the summer transfer window.

    However, no offers have been made for the star playmaker at this juncture.

    The north Londoners seem to be waiting on offloading a few players first in order to raise funds for further transfer activity

  • Kostas Lianos

    TEAM NEWS

    England meet Denmark at Wembley in the Euro 2020 semi-finals at 8pm tonight.

    Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate has been issued with a major injury boost as Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka has overcome a knock and could start.

    Southgate will have to decide if he will play with a back-three or back-four.

    Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand, on the other hand, is not expected to make any drastic changes.

    Captain Simon Kjaer is set to start after recently overcoming a small knock whereas Yussuf Poulsen could feature on the bench after regaining fitness

  • Kostas Lianos

    KOUNDE BATTLE

    Tottenham are set to battle Manchester United and Arsenal for Sevilla star Jules Kounde's signature

    That is according to La Colina De Nervion, who report that Spurs will make a £50million offer for Kounde.

    The north Londoners’ new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo appears very keen on the talented centre-back and wants to make him his first signing for the club.

    However, Sevilla are reportedly holding out for a fee in the region of £70m for the France international

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    POGBA LINKS

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba has attracted a couple of suitors in the summer.

    According to 90Min, Juventus are looking to re-sign Pogba, whose contract with United expires next year.

    And RMC report that Paris Saint-Germain have contacted the midfielder’s representatives over a potential blockbuster summer move.

    The France international seems ‘more than open’ to the idea of leaving the Red Devils for PSG

  • Kostas Lianos

    RAMOS BLOW

    Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have been dealt with a transfer blow amid their interest for former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

    That is according to The Guardian, who claim Ramos is set to undergo a medical with Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Spain international left Real after 16 trophy-laden years when his contract expired.

    And the 35-year-old star centre-back is now set to sign a two-year deal with PSG

  • Kostas Lianos

    SIGN-E HIM

    Tottenham as well as Barcelona are interested in signing Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne in the summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    The same goes for Liverpool and Atletico Madrid as Insigne's deal with the Partenopei expires in 2022.

    Fabio Santini told Area Napoli: "To make the situation even more complicated is the intense competition for the player.

    "I know for sure that there is a strong interest from Liverpool and Atletico Madrid on Lorenzo Insigne”

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    HAPPENING WHITE NOW

    Manchester City are reportedly planning a last-gasp bid for Ben White, who has been linked with a £50million move to Arsenal.

    The Gunners are said to have already agreed terms with White and the deal was supposed to be finalised when he returned from Euro 2020 with England.

    But City are closely monitoring developments regarding the Brighton ace, according to talkSPORT.

    The Citizens’ backline has been subject to scrutiny over the past few seasons since Vincent Kompany’s exit in 2019.

    They cruised to the Premier League trophy last term with John Stones and Ruben Dias marshalling their defence.

    But manager Pep Guardiola isn’t taking any chances as he looks to retain the title and sees White as the perfect addition to his defence.

    Aside from Arsenal, City will have to fend off interest from rivals Chelsea and Everton who also have their eyes set on the England international

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  • Kostas Lianos

    IT’S COMING ROME

    Just a tiny reminder ahead of tonight’s semi-final clash between England and Denmark.

    Italy beat Spain on penalties to make it to the Euro 2020 Final.

    The Azzurri opened the scoring with a fine finish by Federico Chiesa in the hour-mark.

    But Juventus ace Alvaro Morata equalised for the Furia Roja 10 minutes before full-time with a stunning run.

    However, Morata then missed Spain’s most crucial penalty before Chelsea star Jorginho beat Unai Simon and sent his country through to the final

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    HAK-ED OFF

    Chelsea have missed out on transfer target Achraf Hakimi, who stood out last year with Inter Milan.

    Hakimi has officially joined Paris Saint-Germain, following an official statement from the club.

    The highly-rated full-back put pen to paper on a five-year deal to complete his third transfer in three years.

    PSG agreed a £59million fee with Inter last month after the Serie A champions rejected a bid from the Blues

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    ENGLAND IN ACTION

    England have a date with destiny tonight at Wembley when they take on Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

    The Three Lions haven't made it to a final of a major tournament since 1966 when they won the World Cup.

    But the English national team are facing a tough obstacle ahead against a strong Danish side.

    Kick-off is at 8pm

  • Dylan Terry

    DEAL CLOSE

    Joan Laporta claims contract talks are ‘going well’ with Lionel Messi – despite Barcelona’s wage woes.

    The legendary Argentine forward, 33, is officially a free agent after his Nou Camp deal expired last week.

    Barcelona are eager to keep Messi for at least one more season. But a financial crisis means they must first slash club wages before handing their talisman new terms.

    New signings including Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay cannot be registered after Barcelona busted LaLiga’s wage cap. And that has left the door open for ambitious clubs to approach Messi.

    However, Barcelona president Laporta is adamant the icon will remain in Catalonia, claiming that talks over a new deal are making good progress.

    Laporta told La Sexta: “Everything is going for Messi’s contract.”

    Indeed, the outlet adds an agreement has already been reached.

  • Dylan Terry

    RUMOUR MIL

    Liverpool have contacted Lazio regarding a move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports.

    The Reds are reportedly willing to pay up to £68.4million for the midfielder.

    But according to Calcio Mercato, Lazio club president Claudio Lotito will demand £85m for the Serbian.

    Contract talks between Lazio and Milinkovic-Savic's representatives are said to be on 'standby'.

    But he does still have three years remaining on his current deal.

    Milinkovic-Savic, 26, 'dreams' of a move to Real Madrid one day.

    The 21-cap international was born in Spain.

    But a move doesn't make sense for Los Blancos this year.

  • Dylan Terry

    CAM AND GET IT

    Manchester United have found themselves in a bidding war with Chelsea and Arsenal over Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.

    The Ligue 1 side are expected to cash in on Camavinga as his contract expires next year.

    The Red Devils and the Gunners are understood to be eyeing up an offer for the young midfielder, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claiming he could be available for as little as £26million.

    It has been stated that the Manchester giants were making progress in their quest to lure the 18-year-old to Old Trafford.

    But according to Get French Football News, the France international’s priority is to join Paris Saint-Germain, though they are yet to make a formal bid.

    They also state that Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is pushing for a move, with the west Londoners in talks with Camavinga’s agent Jonathan Barnett.

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  • Dylan Terry

    HOU ARE YOU

    Arsenal have reportedly made an offer to Lyon for midfield gem Houssem Aouar following a drop in the asking price for the player.

    Le 10 Sport says the Ligue 1 star could cost the Gunners under a third of the £54million fee club officials hoped to get in 2020.

    Aouar, 23, had been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates before the start of the 2020-21 season.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is thought to be keen on the versatile attacker who can play centrally or on the wing.

    In September reports in France claimed Lyon had turned their noses up at two separate bids from the North London giants of £31m and £34.5m.

    However, Le 10 Sport says the Gunners have returned with a fresh offer for the midfielder whose current contract with the French outfit runs out in 2023.

    And it is thought LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain could be set to rival Arsenal for the France player’s signature.

  • Dylan Terry

    TAKE ON ME

    Arsenal are reportedly looking to hijack Tottenham's move to sign Bologna's versatile defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

    The Japan international has been heavily linked with a switch to the white half of North London with Nuno Espirito Santo a keen admirer of the 22-year-old.

    It is understood that Spurs, who has already agreed personal terms with the player, have already failed in a £12.9m bid.

    Tottenham are claimed to be reluctant to meet the Serie A club's £17.2m price tag, and are only prepared to pay up to £15.5m.

    This has led the Gunners to swoop in an attempt to snatch Tomiyasu, who can play at either centre or right-back, away from their rivals.

    According to Gianluca Di Marzio, both Arsenal and Spurs are in talks to prise the youngster away from Italy.

    He claims that the teams are locked in negotiations with Bologna to find an agreement.

  • Dylan Terry

    WAYNE'S WORLD

    Wayne Hennessy could be at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war with Burnley and Aston Villa reportedly eyeing moves for the keeper.

    The Daily Mail claims the Crystal Palace stopper has attracted interest from the Clarets and the Midlands giants in addition to Chelsea.

    Hennessey, 34, was part of the Wales squad who fell to a 4-0 Euros last-16 loss to Denmark.

    However, the Bangor-born keeper was on the bench for all four of his nation’s matches.

    Hennessey had been at The Eagles until his contract expired at the end of last term.

    The veteran stopper is currently a free agent after making 132 Palace appearances across all competitions following his 2014 move to Selhurst Park from Wolves.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAA-D TO TAKE

    Erling Haaland appears still to be in the denial stage of grief after losing team-mate Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

    The England winger, 21, took to Instagram on Tuesday as he and the Three Lions make their preparations to face Denmark tonight.

    He tagged the photo of himself simply with a beaming smile emoji.

    But Haaland, who will be without his partner in attack after 18 successful months together at Borussia Dortmund, commented with a crying face emoji.

    The reply picked up more than 38,500 likes – with some United fans encouraging him to follow Sancho to Old Trafford so they don't miss each other.

    United confirmed last week they had agreed a £73million transfer fee with Dortmund for the wide man.

    Sancho will complete his switch by undergoing a medical and signing the contract after England's involvement at Euro 2020 ends.

  • Dylan Terry

    CAUSING A STER

    Raheem Sterling is 'open to leaving Manchester City', according to reports.

    The winger, 26, joined the Etihad giants for £49million from Liverpool in 2015.

    But after a difficult season at club level, in which he reportedly fell out with Pep Guardiola in April, The Athletic say he would be willing to explore a new challenge if an exciting opportunity came up.

    And it is thought City may be ready to cash in, especially as Sterling only has two years to run on his current £300,000-a-week deal.

    Should he enter the final year of his contract next summer, that would significantly reduce his value and any fee received.

    Selling Sterling for around £80m this summer, however, would help fund a record-breaking transfer for either Jack Grealish or Harry Kane, who would both cost at least £100m.

  • Dylan Terry

    KRAIN HIRE

    Arsenal are reportedly locked in battle with West Ham and Wolves to sign Ukraine forward Roman Yaremchuk.

    The 25-year-old striker was one of the shining lights in Ukraine’s run to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals – where they were thrashed by England.

    And his club Gent are now fielding calls over a summer transfer from multiple Premier League teams.

    Belgian outlet RTBF quote Gent sporting director Michel Louwagie as saying the club want in excess of £13million for his services.

    Speaking before the Euros quarter-final in Rome, he said: “I never speak of financial amount, but indeed, we expect to touch a large amount for Yaremchuk – 15 million euros?”

  • Dylan Terry

    BAK IN TIME

    AC Milan reportedly want to take Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea again next season.

    The 26-year-old midfielder has been at Stamford Bridge since 2017 but spent large parts of it out on loan.

    The Frenchman spent a season at the San Siro in 2018-19, as well as a year at former club Monaco in 2019-20 and Napoli last season.

    CalcioMercato report that AC Milan are lining up another loan move to bolster their midfield.

    Milan reportedly had an option to make Bakayoko's loan permanent for a £35million fee two years ago but declined.

  • Dylan Terry

    BACK OF THE NET

    Boris Johnson has been lobbying to bring a World Cup home ahead of England’s semi-final clash with the Danes today.

    The Prime Minister has wished Gareth Southgate’s team the “best of luck” in getting to the Euro 2020 final as he stepped up his efforts to get a home soil World Cup.

    Mr Johnson lobbied for a joint British and Irish based competition during a meeting at No 10 with the president of Uefa, Aleksander Ceferin on Tuesday.

    But wishing the Three Lions luck tonight, the PM said: “Gareth Southgate and the England squad have done the nation proud in the Euros, and tonight we will all be wishing them the best of luck in getting to the final. Bring it home!”

    Previously Cerefin, whose support is vital to the winning country, has stated that he would want a single European candidate for the 2030 World Cup so that the vote is not split.

    In January Boris pledged that he would pump £2.8m towards a joint bid, adding that it was the “right time” to “bring football home”.

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun in March, the Prime Minister said: “We are very, very keen to bring football home in 2030. I do think it’s the right place.

    “It’s the home of football, it’s the right time. It will be an absolutely wonderful thing for the country.”

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