Author: SportEarly

Newcastle United could try and give star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes a ‘pay rise’ to ‘ward off interest’ in him, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie. The 25-year-old has become a firm fans’ favourite since completing a £40 million switch from Lyon last January, catching the eye of a host of top clubs with a string of impressive performances. Newcastle United news – Bruno Guimaraes A recent report from the Evening Standard claimed that Chelsea have ‘expressed an interest’ in signing Guimaraes while Real Madrid are also ‘eyeing a move’ for him. The Brazil international has previously addressed the speculation surrounding his future, though, stating that…

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Leeds United are believed to be plotting a move for Newcastle United striker Chris Wood. The New Zealand international moved to Yorkshire from Leicester City back in 2015 and enjoyed two productive seasons with the Whites. He scored 44 times in 88 appearances at Elland Road and made the move to the Premier League in 2017 by joining Burnley, who were then in the top flight. Now with Newcastle United, the 30-year-old – who has been labelled ‘tremendous’ by Les Ferdinand – has made just two Premier League starts this season, with Magpies boss Eddie Howe generally preferring Callum Wilson up front. The Latest: Leeds eyeing Wood on loan Football Insider shared a story…

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We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park… Amadou Onana won’t be sold by Everton “whatever is on the table” because he’s only just come in, according to former captain Kevin Campbell. Juventus are reportedly lining up a major swap deal for the Belgian midfielder, with USA international Weston McKinnie on offer, after growing impatient with their summer signing Leandro Paredes according to CalcioMercato [28 November]. But amid unprecedented “turmoil” at the Serie A giants [Guardian, 30 November] in which…

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Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak is set to step up his return from a thigh injury in the coming weeks. Alexander Isak has provided his verdict on being Newcastle United’s club-record transfer signing. The 23-year-old joined from La Liga side Real Sociedad in August for £58million – but Isak insists the price tag has nothing to do with him. “I just try and keep focused on what is under my control, that being the football and my game. I think it is important for kids now to know there is no ‘right’ way. “When you are young you should really…

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Gabriel Jesus out for a month ahead of Arsenal clash v West Ham United West Ham United could have been given a major boost ahead of their return to Premier League action against Arsenal with Gabriel Jesus likely to be missing for the Gunners. Brazilian news outlet Globo has revealed (3 December) Jesus is out of the World Cup in Qatar, with the Arsenal striker set to be sidelined for a month. The Hammers are set to travel to The Emirates on 26 December, and it now seems unlikely for Arsenal’s main man to feature. It’s certainly a baptism of fire for David…

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Dion Drena Beljo names Leeds United as one of favourite teams in January transfer news Sky Sports Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg has revealed on Twitter that highly-rated forward Dion Drena Beljo has love for Leeds United. The forward is looking to make a move from the Croatian outfit Osijek in the January transfer window and his latest admission could be a cry for Leeds to come and sign him. Beljo confessed to journalist Plettenberg that Leeds United are one of his two favourite teams in England, alongside Newcastle United. https://twitter.com/Plettigoal/status/1598983278446653441?t=0-4D5ocs_kKVT5eYONYW6g&s=19 The 20 y/o striker is ready for the next step. Transfer in…

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Obviously Mauricio Pochettino is well aware how good Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min is. After all, it was the Argentine manager who signed Son from Bayer Leverkusen for Spurs way back in 2015 for £22 million [The Guardian]. Since then, the South Korea international has emerged as one of the Premier League’s finest players and his shared Golden Boot during the 2021-22 Premier League campaign illustrates as much. However, even Pochettino looked stunned by his former player’s heroics on Friday evening. Son helped South Korea progress into the last 16 of the World Cup with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Portugal in Qatar.…

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YouTube presenter Matthew Renton has shared his excitement about a potential Newcastle United move for James Maddison after a clip of the England midfielder speaking about his teammates was released. Speaking on The Magpie Channel TV, Renton claimed that the footage of Maddison acknowledging the links to Newcastle, as well as his friendships with Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier and Nick Pope, could mean the Leicester star is on his way up north. Newcastle were previously linked with a summer move for the former Norwich City star, and reportedly made multiple bids worth over £50m for the attacking midfielder, who was eyed up as the perfect…

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Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Yonhap News Agency that he is not surprised at how Heung-min Son has developed as a footballer and claims he is one of the best attackers in world football. Pochettino brought Son to Tottenham back in 2015, and the rest is history as they say. Son has 136 goals in 344 appearances for the North London side (Transfermarkt) and is now eighth on the list of the club’s all-time top goalscorers (MyFootballFacts). This year, the South Korean star has struggled to recapture the form that saw him win the Premier League Golden Boot award last season,…

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West Ham Under 21 star Pierre Ekwah is set to depart the club on loan with many clubs vying for his signature, as reported [2 December]. Ekwah is a highly-rated defensive midfielder and a “huge prospect” at the club. He joined the Hammers from Chelsea back in the summer of 2021, and “caused a stir” at the club after producing some excellent displays in pre-season with the first team There are expectations that he could follow in the footsteps of Declan Rice at the London club, but it appears that he could leave the club on a short-term deal in January.…

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Danny Murphy has hit back at Simon Jordan after he criticised West Ham captain Declan Rice for being too safe in possession despite his £100m+ valuation. Jordan took to the airwaves to blast Rice for not passing forward enough, claiming he couldn’t see how the 23-year-old was being valued at £100m+ by the Hammers and being chased by top clubs from all over Europe. But Murphy responded to the statement by claiming that playing for West Ham actually stifles Rice’s performances and that if he was at Manchester City he’d be scoring 10+ goals per season with the freedom and quality afforded to him…

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West Ham United transfer target Michael Keane is set to leave Everton on loan in January with the defender out of favour at Goodison Park, according to the Liverpool Echo. 90min suggested (30 November) the Irons “could explore” a deal for the 29-year-old, with Craig Dawson’s future at the London Stadium looking uncertain It appears there was substance to their initial report, with the Hammers now understood to be one of eight clubs vying for the Everton man’s services (Liverpool Echo, 1 December). Leicester and Fulham are the other two clubs which have been named by the Echo, with 12-times England international Keane now…

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There is loan interest developing in Leeds United forward, Joe Gelhardt, ahead of the January transfer window. Leeds handed Gelhardt a new long-term contract at Elland Road during the summer, tying the forward down until 2027 after a breakout campaign in 2021/22. However, Gelhardt has struggled for minutes this season under Jesse Marsch in the Premier League, playing only 291 minutes and starting just three games, two of which were in the EFL Cup. Sources have indicated to Leeds All Over that Leeds are starting to field interest in the forward from the Championship, with plenty of clubs seeking if a loan deal will be possible in…

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Welcome to the first of series of Steve Bruce articles Not sure how many there are going to be but hopefully more than one. My intention being to expose some of the many Steve Bruce apologists out there, whether they be pundits, j0urnalists (with very rare exceptions who didn’t go along with the rest of the flock…), or whoever. So these articles aren’t really about Steve Bruce, they are about the people who ridiculed Newcastle United fans, people who backed Steve Bruce no matter what the facts pointed to, people who would now conveniently like us to forget all about…

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Tottenham is interested in a deal to bring Josko Gvardiol to the Premier League. That’s according to a report by Italian media outlet Calciomercato. it, which claims both Antonio Conte’s side and top-flight rivals Chelsea are big admirers of the RB Leipzig center-back, while Serie A duo Inter Milan and Juventus are also believed to be keen on a move for the 20-year-old defender. However, the Croatia international’s agent, Marjan Sisic, revealed in an interview with the same outlet that Gvardiol is in no rush to leave the Bundesliga side, despite his claim that interested parties are calling him regarding…

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Everton are ‘willing to consider’ Roberto Martinez making a Goodison Park comeback as Frank Lampard’s successor, while Nuno Espirito Santo is also admired, according to journalist Dean Jones. The Toffees have gone into the break from domestic action sitting just one point clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone. Everton manager news – Roberto Martinez and Nuno Espirito Santo According to Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad, Everton have added Martinez to a shortlist of potential Lampard successors. The Spaniard is currently in charge of Belgium at the World Cup, but the Mirror have revealed that his future is in the balance as his contract is set to expire…

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Tottenham Join Chelsea In The Race To Sign Inter Wingback Denzel Dumfries Tottenham Hotspur have joined their Premier League rivals Chelsea in looking to sign Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries. This according to UK news outlet 90Min, who report that the London-based club have asked the Nerazzurri for information regarding the availability of the former PSV wingback. Dumfiries has already been a target for Chelsea for some time, but they are not the only team in London with an interest in signing the 26-year-old. Former Nerazzurri coach Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his options at right-wingback, given that he is not…

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Newcastle United are the club most interested in signing Mallorca midfielder Kang-in Lee, whose release clause has now been revealed. According to Spanish outlet Marca, the South Korea international has a £14.7m release clause in his current deal. They continue to highlight the Magpies’ interest, in which the Tyneside outfit are said to be ‘the club most interested’ in signing him. The report claims ‘many’ other Premier League teams are monitoring the midfielder, and that scouts were sent to watch Mallorca’s match against Atletico Madrid. As a result, the La Liga side are now ‘starting to fear’ that offers will arrive…

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West Ham United looked at the Italian market to bolster their attack in the last transfer window and ended up signing Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo. The Hammers could have also added Piotr Zieliński to their squad had they managed to convince him. Il Mattino have a piece on the Poland international, discussing the possibility for his country to eliminate Argentina from the World Cup today. The outlet also focusses on the 28-year-old’s future at the Serie A side. The attacking midfielder’s deal expires in 2024 and includes a salary of €7.3m per year. The Naples club want to offer him a new…

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Everton may be offered the chance to sign Newcastle winger, Allan Saint-Maximin as part of a swap deal for on-loan striker, Moise Kean according to recent reports. Moise Kean’s time at EFC can only be considered as very underwhelming since his signing from Juventus in 2019. In his first season on Merseyside, he played 37 times but only managed to score 4 goals, with his first coming in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at Goodison Park. He joined PSG on loan shortly after and, surprisingly, had a very good season in France, scoring 17 times in 41 appearances, with 3…

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