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Manchester United will offer David De Gea a new contract to break the deadlock while Frank Lampard is again backed to become Chelsea boss.


  • David de Gea is prepared for a fresh contract offer from Manchester United as talks over a new deal continue.


  • Tottenham are set to make an improved transfer offer for Real Betis attacker Giovani Lo Celso.
  • Rio Ferdinand believes Frank Lampard is a no brainer to be the next Chelsea manager.
  • Zinedine Zidane has won his transfer battle with Florentino Perez with Real Madrid set to move for Paul Pogba over Christian Eriksen.
  • Pep Guardiola is considering a sabbatical if Manchester City win the Champions League next season.
  • Chelsea want a replacement for current manager Maurizio Sarri by the time the Italian confirms his departure to Juventus later this week.
  • Arsenal are interested in Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has a £27m buy-out clause in his contract, but face competition from Tottenham, AC Milan and Inter Milan for the 22-year-old.
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  • Chelsea have opened talks with club legend Frank Lampard about an emotional return to Stamford Bridge as manager.
  • Ed Woodward will continue to call the shots on the transfer policy at Manchester United, with the club not expected to appoint a sporting or technical director this summer.
  • England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to extend his current deal at Liverpool until 2023.


  • Jose Mourinho is ready for a third stint as Chelsea boss.
  • Manchester United are ready to up their offer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka to £50m.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is drafting in the Manchester United dentist early to check over his misfiring stars.
  • Maurizio Sarri has been urged to reconsider his future by the Chelsea hierarchy as they want the Italian to stay.
  • Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi wants assurances over his first team involvement before signing a new contract, with one year left on his current deal.


  • Uefa will be urged to expand the Champions League to 40 or 48 teams rather than implement more radical reforms which have been proposed.

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