JURGEN KLOPP has been told he is safe from a sacking following Liverpool’s atrocious run of form that has seen them slump to EIGHTH in the Premier League table.
The news comes as Joachim Low announces he will resign as Germany manager following the Euros.
Meanwhile Real Madrid are among the favourites to sign Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez and Manchester United are reportedly chasing Leeds ace Raphinha.
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE
Follow our LIVE blog below to get the latest from around the clubs…
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 22:45
It’s all over in Turin and Porto are through!
A mad end to the game saw Porto equalise through Sergio Oliveira, only for Adrien Rabiot to put Juventus ahead immediately.
But Porto held on as they advanced through to the next stage on the away goals rule.
The Old Lady have crashed out of this stage of the Champions League for the second season running.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 22:16
Sergio Aguero would be “happy” to join Barcelona this summer – even with a pay cut.
That’s the sense from reports in Spain, with Barca also linked with Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba and Agueo’s Manchester City team-mate Eric Garcia.
PSG, Juventus, and Inter are among striker Aguero’s other admirers ahead of his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Mundo Deportivo’s Edu Polo suggests the Argentina legend would accept lower wages to land a Nou Camp move.
But it is thought Aguero might demand a bonus sum to join the cash-strapped Catalans.
Polo claims Aguero’s agent alerted Joan Laporta even before he was elected Barcelona president that his client was interested in switching to the Spanish giants.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 21:59
DOR SLAMMED SHUT
Borussia Dortmund have advanced through to the last-16.
Sevilla came down from 2-0 down to draw 2-2, but they have lose 5-4 on aggregate.
In tonight’s other game, Juventus and Porto have went to extra-time.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 21:56
'LAK THE MONEY
Man Utd are stepping up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid superstar Jan Oblak but look unlikely to be able to afford his staggering release clause, according to reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.
United have taken a look at Oblak – as well as AC Milan ace Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lille's Mike Maignan – in a bid to fix their dilemma, according to Sky Sports.
The Red Devils have been tracking the Slovenian star, 28, for over a year, dating back to De Gea's long-running contract saga.
However, it's looking increasingly likely United will not be able to afford Oblak's sensational £103million release clause.
The Atletico stopper – who is keen on the 'attractive' Premier League – still has over two years to run on his current contract, with the LaLiga leaders unlikely to allow him to leave for less.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 21:46
SOK IT TO EM
Former Arsenal defender Sokratis is giving Olympiacos inside information ahead of his Europa League reunion.
The Gunners face an uphill battle against a team who knocked them out of last season's competition.
Sokratis said: "Arsenal are a team with great quality, but there are also areas of their game where we can hit to harm them.
"We have to be very focussed during both games to repeat the result which Olympiacos had against Arsenal last year.
"But for us there are no big differences because we have the same coach as last time and more or less the same team who won at the Emirates.
"I know our coach has an idea of the tactics that we must follow and if all goes well I believe we have a good chance."
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 21:28
OVER TO JU
Juventus are ahead and level on aggregate!
And it’s that man Fedrico Chiesa again.
Porto have been reduced to ten men after Mehdi Taremi was sent off and it’s all Juventus now.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 21:13
Federico Chiesa has got Juventus back on level terms!
The Old Lady star scored in Portugal last month, and he is back on the score sheet tonight.
Juventus still need one more.
Pressure is mounting.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 21:11
Trent Alexander-Arnold full-back Angelino revealed he will target opposite number Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is ‘too offensive’.
He said: "It was tough because I thought we played a really good match. We were a few times behind their full-backs. Alexander-Arnold on the ball is unbelievable but he is too offensive.
"But that is his best [quality] so we have to exploit the weakness and hopefully we can get a few more chances like we did in the first game. That was our mistake that we did not put them away.
"We could have put some pressure on them [by] scoring some of the chances we got.
“We felt we gave them two mistakes and a team like Liverpool, with the quality they have got, they kill you if you give them just a little bit.
"But we are positive because we played a strong match. If we don't make mistakes and we put our chances away, it can turn around, the situation.”
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 20:56
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 20:50
Wolves have set their sights on a cut-price summer swoop for Schalke midfielder Omar Mascarell.
The 28-year-old Spaniard has been one of the few positives during a dismal season for the fallen German giants, who are currently propping up the Bundesliga.
Schalke are favourites to drop into Germany's second tier, having only taken 10 points all season, and that has alerted Wolves recruitment team that Mascarell could be available for a fraction of his true value.
Since joining for Schalke in 2018 the midfield grafter has made 66 appearances and remained rock solid in spite of their lowly position.
Nuno Esperito Santo has been impressed by the fact Mascarell has continued to shine in a struggling team and sees him as a useful addition to his squad.
The Spaniard is likely to leave for a cut-price £4million once Schalke's imminent relegation is confirmed, with Wolves the front-runners to land the defensive midfielder.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 20:32
PORT OF CALL
Porto have taken the lead in Turin against Juventus in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg!
As things stand, the Old Lady need two goals to take the game to eextra-time, and three to win.
A big task is on hand for Andrea Pirlo’s men.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 20:20
DUM AND GLUMMER
Barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum would be “devastated” to leave Liverpool – but admits talks over a new deal are “difficult”.
Speaking of his situation, he said: “It’s not as easy as everyone thinks it is to make some decisions about your future.
“You have to think about everything and then first negotiate with the clubs and it’s so difficult and it’s why it takes so long.
“Also I think the situation we’re in right now means it’s not the most important thing. That is getting back on track and winning games and then we will see.”
Commenting on the possibility of a summer exit, he added: “Really difficult because if that happens you leave a team who you really love, a team you share a lot of years together and where you feel really comfortable.
“It will be difficult but you don’t know the situation, why you have to leave it always depends on the situation.
“But I would be devastated that I don’t play with this team anymore, that is for sure.”
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 20:01
Juventus are eyeing up a shock swoop to bring Moise Kean back from Everton – but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
The Italian striker, 21, spent nine years in Turin working his way through the youth ranks before enjoying a breakout 2018-19 campaign in the senior squad.
Kean has scored 15 goals in just 27 matches in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions already this season.
Reports in Italy claim Juve are keen to bring Kean ‘home’ after his brilliant season.
However, they will face stiff competition from PSG, who are keen to make the younsgter’s loan move permanent.
The French giants only completed the deal bringing Kean to the Parc des Princes on deadline day.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 19:40
Man Utd and neighbours Man City are set to scrap it out for defender Pau Torres, according to reports.
The Villarreal centre-back, 24, is earning admirers following a number of classy performances in LaLiga this season.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a new centre-back his top transfer priority in the summer.
The Norwegian wants a new partner alongside captain Harry Maguire having lost faith in Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.
His No1 option remains long-term target Raphael Varane – with Real Madrid reportedly ready to flog the Frenchman for £44million.
But they face fierce competition from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus for his signature.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 19:20
Brighton have given one of their season-ticket holders a two-year ban for posting abuse on social media.
In a statement, chief executive Barber said: “We have made clear our zero-tolerance policy many times over.
“There is no excuse for abusive and offensive comments being posted online. We expect all our supporters to adhere to some basic levels of respect, as the vast majority do.
“But those who choose not to will be faced with sanctions such as these, and, where appropriate, criminal charges and prosecution.
“In this instance, we thank those of our supporters who highlighted the posting to the club.
“As a result, the individual concerned has had their season-ticket cancelled and a two-year ban imposed. We have stopped short of naming the individual or highlighting the post.
“We would request others to do the same, as we do not wish to further highlight the behaviour or cause additional offence.”
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 19:02
LOW STOCK HIGH?
Joachim Low put himself in the European shop window when he announced he will quit as Germany boss this summer.
But the question that many will ask is whether 15 years in international football means the really big boys might not want to take a risk on buying what he has to offer.
Had Low quit after Euro 2016, there is no question that he would have had his pick of jobs at club level.
Not just in Germany, but in Spain, France, or England.
He still might. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bundesliga giants or Premier League big-hitters will be aware of his availability.
Read more HERE .
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 18:43
ON THE PUL
Man Utd and Liverpool are on red alert with Christian Pulisic growing increasingly frustrated at Chelsea, according to reports.
The American star, 22, spent nine months convincing Frank Lampard he was worthy of a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.
And after finally nailing down a spot, Pulisic has been thrown back on the Chelsea bench under new boss Thomas Tuchel.
The winger is yet to start under Tuchel and has played just 134 of a possible 810 minutes under the German – who gave him his big break at Borussia Dortmund.
Now, the Mail claim Pulisic could look to move on after starting on the bench during the 2-0 win over Everton.
Man Utd and Liverpool were BOTH keen on the forward before agreeing to join Chelsea in January 2019.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 18:24
FEL FROM GRAVE
West Ham are steeling themselves for another transfer market kicking on out of favour Felipe Anderson.
The Hammers have already had to swallow a £25million loss to offload £40m record signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.
Now they are resigned to suffering another major drop on £36million Brazil midfielder Anderson when he returns from his loan spell at Porto.
The 27-year-old playmaker has hardly played for the Portuguese giants since joining them in October and knows there is no chance of a permanent move.
But Hammers boss David Moyes has also made it clear that Anderson does not figure in his future plans.
Now the problem for the club is finding a buyer for a player who was signed from Lazio by Manuel Pellegrini in 2018.
Particularly as Anderson is West Ham's highest-paid player and still has another year of his £100,000-a-week contract to run.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 18:06
Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly battling each other in the race to sign right-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan.
According to the Telegraph, the Serie A side are in need to raise funds after being hit by the coronavirus crisis.
One of those that they could be forced into selling is Hakimi, who they signed from Real Madrid last summer.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in the Morocco international in 2020, and they are said to have retained their interest.
The Gunners see Hakimi as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin, while the Blues believe the player could feature in a more advanced role under Thomas Tuchel.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 17:47
BREAKING – Edinson Cavani is unhappy at Manchester United and will return to South America this summer, according to the player’s father.
Luis told TyC Sports: “My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again.
“Edinson is going to end up playing in South America. I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important.
“Edinson had many conversations with Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.
“He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.”
He continued: “By the middle of the year it would be the return to South America. My son’s idea is not to continue there, he wants to return.”
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 17:29
KIT OF ALRIGHT
Man Utd boast the most-lucrative shirt sponsorship contract in world football.
United currently rake in £61million per year from American car giants Chevrolet.
Real Madrid come in second, pocketing £60m a season from Fly Emirates.
Barcelona (Rakuten) and Paris Saint-Germain (Accor) come in third and fourth, earning £47m and £43m respectively.
Chelsea’s deal with Three sees them take home £40m per season – good for fifth on the list, followed by Manchester City’s £39m-a-year contract with Etihad Airways.
Bayern Munich come in seventh, with their partnership with T-Mobile worth £36m per season, ahead of Liverpool (£28m), Arsenal (£26m) and Tottenham (£25m).
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 17:08
MAKE THE RON MOVE
Cristiano Ronaldo may have to plot his next move with Juventus threatening to offload him to trim their wage bill.
The Portugal superstar could be one of the names on the chopping block with the club’s finances crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Juventus posted losses of £97.5million earlier this season.
And with the 36-year-old pocketing a staggering £540,000-a-week until 2022, Juventus may be forced to let Ronaldo leave a year early to help balance the books.
The five-time Ballon d’Or is unlikely to be short of options as SunSport picks five clubs he could join next.
Click HERE for more.
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 16:49
Man Utd star Marcus Rashford was so desperate to help struggling kids and the homeless he even handed out cash from his car.
The England forward, 23, has quite rightly been highly-acclaimed for his work over the past 12 months in raising awareness of child food poverty in the UK.
In a revealing interview with WSJ Magazine, his brother Dwaine Maynard has revealed just how kind the hotshot really is.
Their report states that Rashford regularly used to roll down his car window to hand cash to kids or homeless people around Manchester.
That was until Dwaine, now one of Rashford’s agents, advised him he had to stop as there were more constructive ways to help.
He told Rashford: "It's actually not very safe for you to stop your car and do that."
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 16:31
Juventus defender Danilo has declared Cristiano Ronaldo can play on ‘as long as he wants’ as he waxed lyrical over his team-mates fitness levels.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, 36, revealed last year that he plans to carry on competing at the highest level until the age of 40.
Commenting on what is the limit for Ronaldo, Danilo told Marca: “He makes the limits.
“As long as he continues with this motivation, I can’t see any limits for him. You can go on as long as you want.
“Physically he is incredible, he is 36-years-old and plays every game.
“He does not rest and doesn’t want to either, he is unique.”
Jake Lambourne 9th Mar 2021, 16:13
TAKING THE MIK
Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Mikel Arteta to treat his Arsenal players like a cheating girlfriend…because he can't trust any of them.
He fears that the players are simply not listening to their frustrated manager as they prepare for Thursday night's crucial Europa League game away to Olympiacos.
Ferdinand said: “Arteta must look at that squad like a promiscuous girlfriend. He must lack so much faith in them.
"He can't trust them at all because he doesn't know what's going to happen.
"He could give the best team talk of his life but they're still going to go out there and do their own thing and it just doesn't seem to be coming together at the moment."
- Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Luka Jovic is ‘doing a good job of ruining his career’ at Real Madrid, says ex-coach
- Man Utd , Chelsea and Arsenal transfer blow as Inter Milan close in on Dries Mertens free transfer from Napoli
- Arsenal to lose Dani Ceballos as Spaniard eyes transfer return to Real Betis from Real Madrid
- Rumour Has It: Haaland, Mane top targets for Real Madrid
- Rumour Has It: Ronaldo misses Real Madrid amid Juve doubts, Barca set Coutinho price
- Arsenal and Spurs join Man Utd and Chelsea in Coutinho transfer chase after ‘making enquiry’ over star’s availability
- Arsenal plot transfer for Real Madrid’s teenage star Cesar Gelabert – who’s already scored against Tottenham
- Man Utd and Arsenal transfer blow as Juve meet Benfica over £105m wonderkid Joao Felix
- Paul Pogba a part of Real Madrid summer transfer overhaul with Erling Haaland as well as recalling Odegaard and Hakimi
- Paul Pogba ‘would be angry’ if Man Utd extended contract by year as Real Madrid make ‘now or never’ £100m transfer move
- Transfer news: Neuer to Chelsea, Godin to Tottenham
- Chelsea transfer blow as PSG join race for Real Madrid defender Hakimi on loan at Dortmund
- Why Spurs should not go after Real Madrid defender
- Man Utd and Tottenham transfer hope as Van de Beek insists Real Madrid deal is not done and dusted
- Harry Kane told to snub transfer interest from Man Utd, Real Madrid and Man City to stay at Tottenham by England legend
- Which of the Premier League trio should Real Madrid outcast opt for?
- ‘Jose Mourinho has contacted Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over Eder Militao’ as replacement for Jan Vertonghen
- 12am Man Utd news LIVE: Pogba ‘could be lured to Real Madrid because of Zidane’, Fernandes WhatsApp, Sancho transfer
- Transfer rumor roundup: Real Madrid to snatch up Haaland, Pogba
- Chelsea want Nico Melamed, 18, but face transfer fight with Real Madrid and Barcelona for £7.3m Espanyol ace
Klopp rules himself out of Germany job, Mahrez to Real Madrid – Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal transfer news have 3296 words, post on www.thesun.co.uk at March 9, 2021. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.