Lampard addresses Gordon rumours
Speaking after Everton’s 1-0 win away to Fleetwood in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, Toffees boss Frank Lampard addressed rumors surrounding Anthony Gordon’s potential move to Chelsea.
On the part of London, they offered 60 million pounds for the striker, but they were reprimanded twice by Mercerisesiders.
“There was a small injury on the heel. He hasn’t practiced since [Nottingham] Forest. I would only bring it in if I felt it was absolutely necessary to do so. said Lampard when asked why Gordon was an unused substitute last night.
“I know what people would have read if I had left him at home, but Anthony was ready to play. We didn’t need it.
“He is our player. He has three years left on his contract. We are aware of the interest from Chelsea – the world is now – but this situation has to be right for Everton Football Club and for me as the coach of the team.
“Can I veto a deal? That sounds a bit dramatic. This is a considered decision by the club, in which I am fully involved. Fair game. I have to be, it’s a football decision and also a financial decision.
“The priority now is that it’s a football decision because we have three post-season games. It’s another complication for us but the reality is Anthony is an Everton player and while that’s the case he’ll keep his head down and work.”
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 10:07 am
Hudson-Odoi near the Chelsea exit
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to a deal to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan until the end of the season after rejecting two offers to stay in the Premier League.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 10:00 a.m
England win Euro 2022 ‘real proud moment’ for ex-midfielder Farrah Williams
Former England international Farrah Williams has described the Lionesses’ victory at Euro 2022 as a “really proud moment”.
Sarina Wiegmann’s side beat Germany 2-1 in the final in front of a record crowd of 87,192 at Wembley, with Chloe Kelly scoring the winner in extra time to secure England’s first ever European Championship title.
The road to Wembley saw the Lionesses finish top of Group A, leading to a tough quarter-final against Spain, before progressing to thrash Sweden 4-0 in the last four, setting up a mouth-watering show against the eight-time Euro winners.
England win Euro 2022 ‘real proud moment’ for ex-midfielder Farrah Williams
England beat Germany in the final at Wembley.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:53 am
More arrivals at Spurs?
Antonio Conte continues to try to build a Tottenham team that can compete not only for the top four places in the Premier League, but also in every cup competition and for the Premier League title.
This process means selling players who are not in his plans and bringing in new signings who can strengthen the first team squad.
Ruslan Malinossky is on the Spurs’ radar. The Atalanta midfielder is said to be dreaming of a move to Tottenham and the club are interested in the £18million midfielder.
Wolves winger Adama Traore is also on the wanted list as Conte looks to add another attacking option to his squad.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:45 am
Everton are considering letting Gordon go
The Mirror reports that Everton are ready to cash in on 21-year-old striker Anthony Gordon, but only if they can find a suitable replacement.
Watford’s Joao Pedro, 20, is reportedly one of the Toffees’ options, but they are competing with Newcastle for his signature, while Southampton’s Scotland international Che Adams is another.
The Merseysiders have previously rejected a £45million bid from Chelsea for Gordon, who has also been linked with Tottenham.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:38 am
Hudson-Odoi heading to Germany?
Callum Hudson-Odoi has long been linked with a move to the Bundesliga, with every passing window seemingly at least one German side trying to secure his services.
His determination to break into Chelsea’s starting XI has kept him in London, but is now the time for the 21-year-old to move abroad?
A loan move appears to be on the cards as The Mail claim that Bayer Leverkusen are in advanced talks with Chelsea to sign the winger/full-back for a season.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:31 am
Manchester United’s clearing house?
One of the most likely stories out of the papers this morning is that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to continue to clear players who are not in his plans for the future.
The Daily Telegraph say Brandon Williams, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are all set to follow Eric Bailly out the door at Old Trafford, while ten Hag is planning a review of his defensive options, with The Sun adding that up to nine United players could left the club before the end of the transfer window on September 1.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:23 am
Chelsea pounce on Pepe?
According to Portuguese outlet Record, Chelsea are considering a bid for Porto winger Pepe, despite the Brazilian not being available for anything less than his £59m release clause.
The 25-year-old striker was previously the subject of a £25.3million bid from Arsenal, but the offer was promptly rejected by Porto, who continue to hold more than double that amount.
There have been no further bids since then, but the report claims Chelsea have started making inquiries to the Premier League side.
Pepe made a total of 40 appearances last season, scoring six goals and providing five assists.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:16 am
Pay Ronaldo, says Kilbane
Rumors surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo continue to circulate and it is still unclear whether he will play for Manchester United this season.
His agent is actively pursuing a move away from Old Trafford for the 37-year-old, who is believed to want to leave the club this summer in pursuit of Champions League football.
Erik ten Hag benched Ronaldo twice in United’s first three Premier League games and only came off the bench in the 86th minute against Liverpool in place of goalscorer Marcus Rashford.
Former Everton star Kevin Kilbane has suggested that the club may have to pay up to £30m to end this particular transfer saga and release Ronaldo from his contract to allow him to join another club on a free transfer.
“Cristiano Ronaldo, it just looks like United have to pay him,” Kilbane told Off The Ball. “If they want to get him out the door, if he won’t go quietly, just pay him. They pay over the odds for transfer fees, it seems, for anyone who comes into the club for £20-30m.
“That’s probably the amount they’ll have to pay Ronaldo to leave. If they’re going to get rid of him, that’s the only viable option in my opinion. Pay him, make Ronaldo free [agent] and then there will be suitors all over Europe to take him.
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:10 am
West Ham signed Emerson
West Ham United have announced the signing of Italy international defender Emerson Palmieri, who joins the club on a four-year deal with an option for a year from Chelsea.
Emerson won the European Championship, Champions League and Europa League during his career. He moved to Italy from Brazil in 2014, was granted citizenship and switched international allegiance three years later, winning 27 caps, including a start in Italy’s Euro 2020 final victory over England at Wembley a year ago.
“I’m very happy to be here and to arrive here,” said Emerson, who will wear the number 33 shirt. “It’s a big challenge for me, it’s a big team, so I’m very happy to be here and I’m ready.
“Personally, from the first day I arrived here in England, I always saw the big clubs and I always watched the big games and I knew the history of West Ham. The story is so, so big for this team and when I knew for sure about the interest, I said “Yes, let’s go, I want to go there” and now I’m here!
“I can’t wait to get started in the West Ham shirt.”
Michael JonesAugust 24, 2022 09:04 am