Tuchel gets approval from Chelsea owner Abramovich to complete £95m signing

Roman Abramovich has approved Chelsea’s push to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, according to reports in Germany. The 20-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the best young forwards in Europe and has attracted interest from several clubs across the continent. Haaland has scored 43 goals in 43 games since joining Borussia Dortmund but the Bundesliga club run the risk of losing the striker at the

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits 'special' Spurs star has Harry Kane 'problem'

Tottenham: Mourinho delivers team news for Burnley clash When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Carlos Vinicius, but claims he has a ‘Harry Kane sized

Man Utd shot on goal destroys club photographer’s MacBook leaving it unusable

One of Manchester United’s shots on goal during their Europa League win destroyed a club photographer’s MacBook, rendering it useless. The Red Devils made their way to the round-of-16 against AC Milan after seeing off Real Sociedad 4-0 on aggregate. Despite having 11 shots on goal at Old Trafford on Thursday, they could not find a way to hit the back of the Spanish side’s net as the second leg

Republic of Ireland: Chelsea coach Anthony Barry joins Stephen Kenny's staff

Chelsea coach Anthony Barry has joined Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland staff ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign. Barry, who was appointed first-team coach by Frank Lampard at the start of the season and retained by successor Thomas Tuchel, will combine his international duties with his role at the Premier League club. He said: “I’m delighted to join the Republic of Ireland coaching staff ahead of the start of

Martial's Man Utd warning, Shearer disagreement and Woodward transfer talks

When Anthony Martial registered 23 goals during the 2019/20 season, it felt like it had finally clicked for the Manchester United forward. In his fifth season for the club, the Frenchman finally topped 20 strikes in all competitions and started to look like a long-term option as a centre forward. With Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood either side, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have been thinking he had the makings of

Andy Walker's Scottish Premiership predictions

Follow Saturday’s action with our dedicated Scottish Premiership blog. Free match highlights will be published on the Sky Sports website, app and YouTube channel Football Expert & Columnist Friday 26 February 2021 17:07, UK Sky Sports’ Andy Walker offers his predictions as we head into another weekend of Scottish Premiership action, including Celtic vs Aberdeen. Download the Sky Sports Scottish Football Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | Castbox | Spreaker

Scott Brown: Celtic captain rules out player-coach role after Neil Lennon's departure

Celtic captain Scott Brown believes there is still plenty of football to be played before he embarks on a coaching and management career. The 35-year-old midfielder is coming to terms with the departure of Neil Lennon, who resigned on Wednesday with assistant John Kennedy stepping up as interim boss. Former Celtic captain Stephen McManus has been promoted from reserve-team coach to the first-team coaching staff but Brown insists any role

Mikel Arteta praises Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘mentality’ after return to scoring form for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta praised Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s response to recent “difficult moments” as he highlighted a moment on the Arsenal training ground which proved his captain’s desire to down Benfica. Aubameyang’s late header saw the Gunners advance into the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night – a 3-2 victory enough to see off Benfica, who had been heading through on away goals until that point. The Gabon striker had

Alexandre Lacazette 'emerges as target for Monaco' with Arsenal'

Alexandre Lacazette ’emerges as target for Monaco’ with Arsenal facing dilemma over whether to cash in on 29-year-old striker who has just over one year left on his Gunners contract Alexandre Lacazette is struggling for game time at the moment with Arsenal  The French forward has started the Gunners’ last four games on the bench  Lacazette has become a transfer target for Monaco, according to reports The 29-year-old will enter

Dortmund chief responds to Haaland exit claims as potential replacement emerges

Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc insists there is no issue with Mino Raiola despite the agent publicly discussing Erling Haaland's potential exit this week. The 20-year-old forward is the most sought-after talent in Europe following his latest impressive display in the Champions League. Haaland scored twice against Sevilla in the 3-2 first leg win of their last-16 tie, taking his overall tally for the season to 27 goals in