Erling Haaland to Man City CONFIRMED, Rudiger to Real Madrid DONE, Suarez 'wants' Barcelona return

ERLING HAALAND'S transfer to Manchester City has been COMPLETED and he is already receiving a warm welcome.

Following the huge news, Aymeric Laporte tweeted: “Happy not to be running after this guy for the next couple of years. Welcome Erling.”

Meanwhile, Real Madrid completed some business of their own as legendary transfer guru Fabrizio Romano announced that Los Blancos have got Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger over the line.

And Luis Suarez is reportedly willing to slash his wages for a shocking move BACK to Barcelona this summer.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news across the globe…

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Rudiger joins Real Madrid

    Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has completed his free move to Real Madrid.

    Rudiger will join Real when his contract expires with the Blues upon the season’s conclusion, according to The Athletic.

    The centre-back penned a four-year deal with Los Blancos worth between £7-8million per year AFTER TAX, the report added.

    The Germany international’s deal will also include a £342m release clause

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Kostas Lianos

    Haaland transfer completed

    Manchester City have confirmed they have an "agreement in principle" to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.

    If City and Haaland agree on terms, he will be unveiled by the club by July 1, 2022.

    A club statement read: "Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.

    "The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player"

  • Alex Terrell

    Tuchel in turmoil

    Chelsea are battling dressing-room turmoil just as new American owners close in on a £4.25billion takeover.

    Boss Thomas Tuchel hauled in his underperforming stars for extra training and a team meeting on their day off on Sunday — 24 hours after they blew a two-goal lead against Wolves.

    It follows claims the head coach had an exchange of words with left-back Marcos

    Alonso, who was substituted at half-time in the game.

    Chelsea deny any bust-up between the pair but sources claim Alonso felt he was made a scapegoat for a poor team display.

    The Spanish defender believed he was having his effort questioned and that tactics were also to blame for the struggle to secure the points.

    Alonso accepts the manager’s right to take him off and wants to play in tomorrow’s game at Leeds to put the incident behind them.

  • Alex Terrell

    Time off for the Erl

    Erling Haaland has been given time off by Borussia Dortmund to finalise his move to Manchester City.

    And the Norwegian wants it rubberstamped by the end of the week.

    The 21-year-old striker's wish is that he can say farewell to the Dortmund fans at their final game of the season against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

    Haaland, who has a £64million release clause and is expected to sign a fiveyear deal, is believed to have visited the Erasmus Hospital in Brussels on Monday for some tests connected to the move.

    The German club said yesterday: "The players have no training today and we allowed Erling to take care of some personal matters."

    Sources in Germany say Dortmund are now aware that the English champions plan to activate the release clause in his contract.

  • Alex Terrell

    Back page splash

    It's Erling Haaland all over SunSport's back page today.

    The incoming Manchester City star has been the most sought-after player in world football for the last few years and Pep Guardiola has finally landed his man.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning footy fans

    Erling Haaland’s transfer to Man City has been CONFIRMED, according to reports.

    Borussia Dortmund and City are completing the final pieces of the transfer said to be worth £51million which will be announced this afternoon.

    It was previously thought that Haaland’s release clause was £64.1m, but The Times claim his exit fee is just over £51m.

    And the fee will rise to £85.6m when agents’ fees and bonuses are added into the mix, the report added.

    Haaland’s wage packet will reportedly put him amongst the highest earners at Man City.

    The attacker will pocket £400,000 weekly during his Etihad stay, according to The Times.

    And City fans will have the pleasure of watching Haaland work his magic for the next five years, according to The National.

    Meanwhile, Real Madrid have COMPLETED a deal to sign Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, according to reports.

    Spanish giants Real Madrid have now finally secured his services after snapping up the free transfer on a four-year deal.

    The Chelsea defender will join the La Liga Champions when his deal expires with the Blues upon the season’s conclusion, according to The Athletic.

    The departing Blues ace penned a four-year contract with Los Blancos worth between £7-8m per year AFTER TAX, the report added.

    And the German international’s deal will also include a £342m release clause, it was also claimed in the report.

    Elsewhere, Liverpool star Sadio Mane is also reportedly looking for a move away from the Prem.

    The Reds’ hotshot is said to be eyeing a move to Barcelona to increase his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or, according to Mundo Deportivo, via Eurosport.

    Mane proved his worth once again on Tuesday evening when his winner in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa kept the Kop giants’ quadruple hopes alive.

    But Mane, along with Roberto Firminho and Mo Salah look set to leave Anfield next season.

    And Goal claims Liverpool are unlikely to hand new deals to all three stars as they would have to break their strict wage structure.

    Finally, former Liverpool ace Luis Suarez would slash his wages for a shock Barcelona return.

    That’s the claim in Spain as the Atletico Madrid striker, 35, eyes a free transfer at the end of his contract this summer.

    El Chiringuito reporter Jose Alvarez Haya says Suarez ‘would be willing to lower his salary and adapt it to the needs of Barcelona’.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Araujo suffers shocking injury

    Barcelona star Ronald Araujo was rushed to hospital by ambulance following a sick clash of heads during a La Liga match.

    The Barca defender collided nastily with team-mate Gavi during a game against Celta Vigo on Tuesday night.

    Both players banged heads as they jumped to contest for a header.

    Araujo, 23, then got up and continued running, before collapsing to the floor in worrying scenes.

    Reports suggest Araujo was unconscious as medics rushed on the field to tend to the stricken defender.

    Barcelona confirmed Araujo had suffered from a concussion and was being taken to hospital for further tests.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool keep title hopes alive

    Liverpool moved level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a well-deserved win at Aston Villa.

    First, Villa took the lead when scrappy play at the back from the visitors saw former Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz blast home.

    But it took the title-chasing Reds just three minutes later when Joel Matip prodded home with Villa's defence all over the place.

    What turned out to be the winning goal came in the 65th minute.

    Luis Diaz brilliantly found Sadio Mane in the box, and his flick header nestled past Emiliano Martinez.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Juve legend offered MLS move

    Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini could be playing in America next year.

    The Italy veteran has been offered a contract by MLS side LAFC, according to The Athletic.

    Chiellini's contract with the Serie A giants expires in summer 2023, but he could head next spring when the MLS season begins.

    However, LAFC haven't presented Chiellini with a designated player contract which means they won't be able to pay him more than £1.3m for the season, the report states.

    But Chiellini is yet to accept the terms tabled by the American side.

  • Justin Lawrence

    City legend's role in Haaland transfer

    Man City legend Vincent Kompany reportedly played a key role in helping Manchester City seal the £51m transfer of Erling Haaland.

    According to L'Equipe, the move was speeded up thanks to ex-Cityzen Kompany.

    Haaland had his medical in Brussels, which Dortmund gave him permission to do.

    Kompany was 'heavily involved' in the logistics of arranging this to take place at the Erasmus Hospital.

    Haaland was met there by City's medical staff.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Carragher praises Haaland transfer

    Jamie Carragher praised Erling Haaland's transfer to Man City.

    He also claimed Haaland and Kylian Mbappe have eclipsed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world's best.

    Carragher said: "He's a brilliant signing, not just for Man City but for the Premier League.

    "Him and Mbappe feel like the next two superstars who have already eclipsed Ronaldo and Messi and you're just delighted he's in the Premier League."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool's FA Cup final worry

    Liverpool star Fabinho is a huge doubt for this weekend's FA Cup final after being forced off injured at Vila Park.

    The Brazilian midfielder limped off just 28 minutes into the Reds' trip to Aston Villa on Tuesday evening.

    While the nature of the injury is not yet clear, hobbling off the field just four days before the FA Cup final against Chelsea is a worrying sight for Liverpool fans.

    The 28-year-old appeared to be struggling with a hamstring injury.

    Reds fans will be hoping the decision to substitute Fabinho was merely precautionary ahead of Saturday's trip to Wembley.

    But Jurgen Klopp and Co now face a nervous wait to discover the extent of his injury.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea offered Rudiger more

    Chelsea were willing to pay Rudiger MORE in wages than Real Madrid, according to reports.

    But Real managed to woo Rudiger by offering him a larger signing-on fee than the Blues did, Nizaar Kinsella reported.

    Real's enticing proposal has resulted in Rudiger agreeing terms with the Spanish giants.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Suarez wants Barcelona return

    Luis Suarez would slash his wages for a shock Barcelona return.

    That's the claim in Spain as the Atletico Madrid striker, 35, eyes a free transfer at the end of his contract this summer.

    El Chiringuito reporter Jose Alvarez Haya says Suarez 'would be willing to lower his salary and adapt it to the needs of Barcelona'.

    It's understood Atletico are unlikely to try to renew his deal at the end of the season.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland receives warm City welcome

    Erling Haaland has been given a warm welcome to Man City.

    Haaland's transfer to City was announced this afternoon, andhis new team-mate Aymeric Laporte has opened his arms to the striker.

    Laporte tweeted: “Happy not to be running after this guy for the next couple of years. Welcome Erling.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland spotted in training

    Erling Haaland was back in training for Borussia Dortmund on the same day his sensational £51million transfer to Manchester City was confirmed.

    The 21-year-old will join the club on July 1 in what is sure to be the biggest transfer of the year.

    But he still has the rest of the season to play out for Borussia Dortmund – and he will face Hertha Berlin this weekend.

    Haaland was seen laughing and joking in training with his team-mates on a day of huge news at his club.

  • Justin Lawrence

    End of Liverpool era

    Liverpool are reportedly set to break up their iconic front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

    The Anfield trio are all out of contract in 2023.

    And Goal claims Liverpool are unlikely to hand new deals to all three stars as they would have to break their strict wage structure.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tuchel refuses to help Haaland

    Thomas Tuchel has refused to give Erling Haaland any tips on how to succeed in the Premier League.

    Haaland is on the verge of completing his move to Man City.

    But Tuchel won’t be on hand to assist the Norwegian during his transition from Germany to England.

    Tuchel said when asked to give Haaland some tips: “Me? Giving advice to Haaland?

    He added whilst chuckling: “No advice. If he does not play for us I will not offer any advice.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Mane wants Ballon d'Or prize

    Sadio Mane has his eyes on the Ballon d'Or award.

    And his desire to win the coveted prize has led to the Liverpool striker eyeing a move to Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo, via Eurosport.

    The Reds attacker believes he has more of a chance scooping the prestigious accolade if he joined Barca, the report stated.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rudiger to Real Madrid COMPLETED

    Rudiger has completed his free transfer to Real Madrid, according to reports.

    The Chelsea defender will join the La Liga Champions when his deal expires with the Blues upon the season's conclusion, according to The Athletic.

    The departing Blues ace penned a four-year contract with Los Blancos worth between £7-8m per year AFTER TAX, the report added.

    And the German international's deal will also include a £342m release clause, it was also claimed in the report.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland compared to Shearer

    Incoming Man City star Erling Haaland has been tipped to make a big impact in the Premier League like Alan Shearer.

    The bold prediction was made by Shearer's ex-Toon team-mate Steve Howey.

    He told Football Daily: "I mean Alan [Shearer] wasn't slow, by any means but obviously the lad's [Haaland] very quick.

    "The similarities when you do look at the goals that he scores, Al scored a big range of goals and all the goals. He was aggressive, he was strong, he did like the physicality of it as well.

    "But not only that, he was a very good player. I think, the way that City play football with the intricate passing, I think that suits his game as well because he pretty much is the all around package. When you watch him, he has got everything."

  • Justin Lawrence

    'Big fish’ role for Lingard

    Jesse Lingard will be a ‘big fish’ at Newcastle if he decides to join the Magpies.

    That’s the opinion of Jonathan Woodgate who reckons Lingard will flourish on Tyneside as he will have a point to prove following a dismal spell with Man United.

    Woodgate told BritishGambler.co.uk: “I think if he comes to Newcastle he will be the big fish, and he’s not the big fish at [Manchester] United.

    “If he goes [to Newcastle] he will be one of the main men, and that might help him.

    “I like him and think he has great qualities, and great attitude. He will want to prove a few people wrong.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    City release Haaland statement

    Man City have confirmed they have an "agreement in principle" to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

    If City and Haaland agree on terms, he will be unveiled by the club on July 1, 2022.

    A club statement read: "Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.

    "The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Real Madrid CONFIRM Rudiger transfer

    Real Madrid have COMPLETED a deal to sign Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, according to reports.

    Spanish giants Real Madrid have now finally secured his services after snapping up the free transfer on a four-year deal.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Everything is now done between Real Madrid and Toni Rüdiger. The deal has been completed, club sources confirm: he will play for Real.

    "Contract until 2026, there’s no option for further season.

    "Official announcement: end of the season. Here we go confirmed."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland signs long-term deal

    Man City have tied Haaland down to a long-term deal, reports claim.

    The 21-year-old's transfer to City was confirmed this afternoon.

    And City fans will have the pleasure of watching Haaland work his magic for the next five years, according to The National.

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