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Erik ten Hag told the Chelsea player he should sign, not Kante

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Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech for Manchester United this summer.

This is as the club is also linked with the signature of N’Golo Kante.

However, during Ziggo Sport’s show ‘Rondo’ on Monday evening which featured Ten Hag as its guest, Van Basten suggested that Ziyech could also thrive under the new United manager at Old Trafford.

‘What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik,’ Van Basten said.

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However, Ten Hag refused to respond to Van Basten’s suggestion and insisted that he is already used to dealing with transfer speculation before joining United.

‘Of course this was already the case at Ajax,’ said Ten Hag.

‘You take that in and then you have to continue to work well with the dressing room and with people within the club.

‘You have to analyse well and make the right choices.’

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The Red Devils boss also also confirmed that he is already preparing for United’s pre-season campaign after deciding to not travel with Ajax’s squad for the post-season trip to Curacao.

‘I have started working today,’ Ten Hag said.

‘I already did the first things with Manchester United today. Tomorrow I will continue with that.

‘I will stay here. I will meet people from Manchester here.

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‘I will organise the staff, make the schedule for next season, and prepare the squad for next season.’

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Former EPL star reacts as reports of Ronaldo to Chelsea lingers

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The speculations that Cristiano Ronaldo might have a shock move from Man United to Chelsea still lingers.

This has forced former Chelsea defender, Glen Johnson, to give his remarks.

In his reaction, he branded the Blues’ reported attempt to sign Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo as a commercial deal.

Johnson believes Boehly and his consortium would make the money they used to sign Ronaldo back in two weeks if they eventually signed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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Meanwhile, It was recently reported that new Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly held a meeting with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes.

“If he goes to Chelsea, then he’d burn his bridges at Manchester United,” Johnson told GGRecon

“From Chelsea’s perspective, he’s a massive brand and he may be expensive, but you would probably make that money back in two weeks through shirt sales. He may cost a fortune, but the club would probably make more by just having him. Signing Ronaldo is like signing a commercial deal.

“I don’t think Ronaldo can change Chelsea’s fortunes as a player now, but I think having him in the dressing room would. On the pitch now, he’s not the Ronaldo we all want to see, but him being in the dressing room will get another 5% out of everyone around him.”

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Summer Transfer: Ambrose tells Chelsea, United why they should be worried about Arsenal

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A former Newcastle United star, Darren Ambrose has told Chelsea and Man United that they have reasons to be worried about Arsenal ahead of next season.

He said the summer transfer moves by the North London outfit suggests they could be out for everyone next season.

So far, Arsenal have signed goalkeeper Matt Turner, midfielder Fabio Vieira and winger Marquinhos while a deal for Gabriel Jesus is reported to have been agreed upon.

This is happening after the Gunners spent over £160 million last summer, bringing in Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, and Takehiro Tomiyasu, amongst others.

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Ambrose told talkSPORT, “I think it’s great for Arteta. He seems to be the only manager that realises there’ll be five substitutes next season.

“If they can get those two signings across the line, Jesus and Raphinha, they’re fantastic signings.

“If you’re Chelsea and Manchester United, where nothing is happening at the moment, just links, you’ve got to be a little bit concerned,” he said.

Confim Gabriel Jesus’ deal, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted “Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal, here we go! Personal terms fully agreed with his agent Marcelo Pettinati and his two partners. Gabriel signs until 2027, it’s 100% done.

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“Arsenal already agreed £45m fee with Man City as revealed on Friday.

“Edu & Arteta, key for the deal.”

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What United said about reported Ronaldo move to Chelsea

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A report making the rounds have claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo might be set for a shock move to join Man United rivals Chelsea.

Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford last season did not go as planned but he recorded his personal success by scoring 24 goals in 38 appearances and being voted for the PFA Player of the Year award.

In response to reports of his move to Chelsea, a senior club source told the Manchester Evening News: ‘Cristiano is not for sale. We want and fully expect him to be with us next season.’

Meanwhile, Ronaldo, who has won five Ballon d’Or awards, insisted last month that he was ‘happy’ at Manchester United and excited to work under new boss Erik ten Hag.

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‘I was and still am very happy to be here, and what I have to say to the fans is they are amazing,’ Ronaldo said.

‘Even when we lost games, they always support us, they always are with us. The supporters are always in my heart and it’s the people that we all should respect because they are always on our side.

‘For me, the most important thing is to try to win the games and try to win some championship or some cup but I believe that Manchester will be where they belong. As I say before, sometimes it takes time but I still believe.

‘What I know about him [Ten Hag] is he did a fantastic job for Ajax, that he’s an experienced coach. But we need to give him time.

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‘Things need to change the way he wants. I hope we have success, of course, because, if you have success, all of Manchester is going to have success as well. I wish him the best.

‘We are happy and excited, not only as players, but the supporters as well. I wish him the best and let’s believe that, next year, we are going to win trophies.’

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Liverpool given reasons why they should beat Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea, for signature of EPL star

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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has urged Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to enter the race for Brazilian winger Raphinha, who has been strongly linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona.

Raphinha is understood to be on his way out of Leeds but has been urged in his destination as he is one of the hottest in the current transfer window.

‘My message to Liverpool is, “Go on, get in there and get him, and future proof for the prospect of Mohamed Salah leaving in a year,’ Collymore told the Daily Mirror.

‘If Jurgen Klopp can show the boy how to play with more tactical discipline, the Reds will have one hell of a potential threat down the left or right with a promise of goals if he stays high up the pitch rather than drifting.

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‘I look at Chelsea and think they are all right for that kind of player, they have good players left and right.

‘People will say that if you can hone his talent and skills, he can give you the same ‘Wow!’ factor , or at least a similar one, to Eden Hazard, even though they’re different players. But I just don’t see him as an automatic pick there.

‘With Arsenal, he would go there and carry on in the same vein as he plays at Leeds, where I don’t think he is as tactically aware as I’d like him to be, a lot of what he does is off the cuff.

‘But if you’re looking at Klopp and what he has done with Salah and Sadio Mane then he could do the same with Raphinha.

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‘If Liverpool, on the back of good business with Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho, were to get Raphinha and tell him to watch Salah for the next year, not only will he learn but it would also put Mo under a nice bit of pressure to make him think, ‘Am I going to stay or am I going to go?’

‘Nobody is comparing Raphinha to Salah because you can’t compare anyone to Salah. But he has rapid pace, amazing skills and ability, and he can be polished to score more goals and get more assists.

‘If Klopp can do that then, all of a sudden, by this time next year, Liverpool could have an all-new front three and it will be as if people have blinked and not even noticed, which would be amazing.’

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Darren Bent reveals his would-be mood if this Chelsea star joins Arsenal

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Former attacker, Darren Bent has told TalkSPORT that he would be “over the moon” if Romelu Lukaku moved to Arsenal ahead of this summer transfer window.

It is no longer news that Arsenal want a striker and have given preference to Man City’s Gabriel Jesus but Bent said prefers the Chelsea striker to the Brazilian.

Lukaku struggled at the Stamford Bridge as he managed just eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances during 2021-22.

The Belgium international is now linked with a return to Inter Milan where he scored 64 goals in 95 games.

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Asked if he would have had Lukaku at Arsenal, Bent said he would be over the moon to sign him – and would even prefer him to Brazil international Jesus.

“I’d take Lukaku at Arsenal 100%. I’d be over the moon if we got Lukaku. I look at Lukaku and I think he wants to go somewhere where he feels most loved. He scored a lot of goals at Inter [in 20-21] and felt real passion from the fans.

“The fact he is taking a pay cut, it feels like he cannot wait to get out of this country quick enough.” Asked who he would rather – Lukaku or Jesus, Bent said: “I’d rather Lukaku. I’ve seen him score goals. He’s in the 100 club.”

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Jack Wilshere tells Arsenal why they must sign EPL star ahead of Chelsea, Tottenham

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Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has urged Mikel Arteta to sign Leeds United star Raphinha this summer ahead of rivals Chelsea and Tottenham.

The Gunners have shown interest in signing the Brazilian winger as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season.

Arsenal wants to add Raphinha to their books alongside his national teammate Gabriel Jesus this summer after already confirming the arrival of 19-year-old talent Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.

While Wilshere thinks that Raphinha would need little time to settle in at the Emirates Stadium, he should be signed ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham.

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Speaking on talkSPORT, Wilshere said: “For someone who’s only been in England for two years, he’s got a lot of experience.

“He came to England and just clicked straight away. He was in a relegation battle last year so he knows he’s up for a fight. I think he’d be a good one for Arsenal. He’ll be expensive, of course he will.”

Meanwhile Raphinha is valued by the CIES Football Observatory at around £34million, but Leeds are expected to hold out for a high fee for one of their key players.

The Gunners have hit the ground running with the summer transfer window as they are set to unveil Fabio Vieira from Porto.

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Why I snubbed Man United, Chelsea, new Real Madrid signing reveals

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Real Madrid’s new signing Aurelien Tchouameni has explained why he snubbed the lines of Man United and Chelsea for the La Liga giants.

Tchouameni disclosed that he once considered one of his suitors but immediately Real came calling, he had no interest in moving anywhere else.

‘I’m really happy to be here, to start a new chapter with the best club in the world,’ the player said.

‘I had the chance to choose other clubs, yes – but as soon as I knew Real Madrid wanted me, I never doubted. I spoke to my agent, my family and the club [Monaco] to try to get the best deal for everyone.

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‘Kylian [Mbappé] stayed at Paris Saint-Germain; he knew that I was going to go from Monaco at the end of the season and he wanted to see if maybe I would go to PSG. But my first decision was always Real Madrid, and he respects that.’

Tchouameni appears to be joining Los Blancos at the best possible time, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side winning La Liga and the Champions League in some style last season.

‘I want to leave my mark on football history, and I think Madrid is the best place to do that: the biggest club in the world, with incredible players and the best club for me,’ Tchouameni added.

‘I can now say that I’m a Real Madrid player and that’s a marvellous feeling. I really am accomplishing a dream.

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‘I have to show my quality in training and I’m really looking forward to doing so. I try to deliver my best out on the pitch. It’s a challenge, but I can’t just focus on the World Cup in November, but on the daily training sessions and matches with Real Madrid.’

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Former player tells Chelsea they will be sensible to beat Arsenal for another PL star aside Gabriel Jesus

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Glen Johnson has told Chelsea that Everton forward Richarlison would be a ‘sensible’ signing for the Blues if they are able to beat Arsenal and Tottenham for his signature.

The Gunners have been linked with the signature of the Brazilian alongside Tottenham as the forward is keen to leave Everton.

However, Glen Johnson said his former club should not be paying over the odds for Richarlison.

Asked if Chelsea should launch a move for Richarlison, former Blues defender Johnson told BettingOdds. ‘I certainly believe he would suit the way Chelsea play more than Romelu Lukaku.

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‘Whether he’s good enough to be their main man and get 20 goals a season, then I’m not so sure.

‘I do like him though and I think he’s a good player and it could be a sensible move if the fee is reasonable.’

Meanwhile, Richarlison was asked about his future at Everton earlier this month and said: ‘I’ve already made it clear to the board.

‘I’ve already talked to (Frank) Lampard too, with my agents and they know what I want. Let’s wait for June.

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‘Now I can’t talk, because when we talk about leaving a club I’m kind of like this, because of the history I have at Everton, the affection that the fans have for me. When we talk about leaving I’m a little speechless.’

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