OFFICIAL: Frank Lampard has been sacked as Chelsea manager, the club announced. Roman Abramovich said: “This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him’. “He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.
Tuchel is expected to be appointed as the Chelsea new boss, according to Sky Germany. Frank Lampard will be sacked by Chelsea following the Blues’ wretched run of form, with Thomas Tuchel set to take over. The Londoners have lost five out of their last eight Premier League games to leave them ninth in the top flight and five points off the top four. The Stamford Bridge hierarchy are in advanced negotiations with Tuchel to take over as they look to get back into contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
OFFICIAL: Rangers have confirmed the signing of Aberdeen forward Scott Wright on a pre-contract agreement. The 23-year-old is due to join Rangers in the summer when his deal at Pittodrie ends. Rangers’ sporting director Ross Wilson says Wright, who has made 19 appearances for the Dons this season after having recently returned to action following hernia surgery, fits the club’s “football identity”.
Manchester United and Liverpool are both keen on striking a deal to sign in-demand RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in the summer. The 22-year-old is widely seen as one of the world’s top young centre-backs and is expected to walk away from the German side in the summer when his release clause of around £38m – well below his market value.
Real Madrid are however reportedly planning a move to improve their attack and have been keenly linked with so many attackers since the past months, with the latest being 20 year old highly-rated Borussia Dortmund World-Class forward Erling Haaland. Real Madrid could announce the signing of the 20 years old world class Real Madrid attacker during this winter, according to Caught-Offside. English Premier League giants, Chelsea are also said to be interested in the Borussia Dortmund striker.
Arsenal Complete Official Deal: Arsenal have completed an official deal with Real madrid for The transfer of Martin Odegaard on loan for six months with no option to buy. The Spanish player is set to complete his medicals at Arsenal today. The Gunners agreed to pay Real Madrid £1.8m loan fee for Martin Ødegaard plus his wage of £38,000 a week, which would make the total outlay about £.2.5 million.
According to Goal, the Gunners are plotting a move for Ryan Bertrand in the January transfer window. Kieran Tierney has been in impressive form in recent weeks but lacks any real competition in the squad. Darren Bent has given his verdict on Arsenal’s links to the two players. When asked if Ryan Bertrand would be a good signing for Arsenal on talk-SPORT, he said: “On a free yeah, I think back-up to Tierney, yeah, different dimensions, so yeah. For Martin, “I have not really seen much of him, but, listen he is at Madrid. People are speaking really highly about him, so Arsenal get him as well. He is a creative player.
Chelsea FC could sign Declan Rice for as little as £50m from West Ham this summer but face competition from Liverpool FC, Man City and Manchester United, according to a report in England. 90Min is reporting that West Ham could drop their asking price for Rice in the summer transfer window due to the financial implication of the corona virus pandemic.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright heaped praise on Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, after he came off the bench to help fire his side to a 3-2 victory over Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Ian Wright was impressed with Fernandes, Speaking on BBC One, Wright said: “United went to their bench and brought Bruno Fernandes on, you have heard that he only scores penalties or he doesn’t do it in big games but he made the difference. Liverpool’s subs made no impact.
Liverpool could reportedly sign Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele this summer as they try to strengthen their squad. Manager Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool’s hierarchy will look to strengthen the team in the summer, with the pandemic’s influence on the club’s finances rendering them inactive in the ongoing transfer window. There are a number of players who are expected to be signed by the Merseyside giants this summer. Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele is reportedly one of those targets, with the club having previously shown interest in the winger