Burnley's Premier League rivals tipped to conclude HUGE deals as takeover rumbles on - gossip

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Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 10:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 10:02 am
All the latest news from around the web
All the latest news from around the web

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Manchester United are close to finalising a deal for teenage Sunderland striker Joe Hugill, holding off competition from Arsenal and Tottenham for a player who does not turn 17 until October. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle will have to pay Tottenham £12.5m if they want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager this month - but they can sign him for nothing after 31 May. (ESPN)

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Former Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes Manchester City’s German midfielder Leroy Sane, who is strongly linked with a move to Munich, is overrated and ‘not worth £100m’. (Sport Bild)

Arsenal and Chelsea are set to battle it out to sign Feyenoord’s £23m-rated Turkish midfielder Orkun Kokcu. (Sun)

Several reports state there have been no red flags in the top-flight’s owners’ and directors’ test so far, meaning that the Saudi-backed Newcastle United takeover remains on course for approval. (Various)

Steve Howey has suggested Newcastle should consider Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. Speaking on Instagram, he said: “I’ll tell you who is good, and I know his Dad. Erling Haaland - we could have signed Haaland for less than we paid for Joelinton.”

Richard Keys believes that the proposed Newcastle United takeover will fall through – because people are beginning to understand the ‘enormity of the scenario surrounding it’. (Shields Gazette)

Newcastle United look set for a summer boost to the club’s coffers – thanks to former striker Ivan Toney. Newcastle inserted a substantial sell-on clause when they allowed Toney to join the third tier outfit Peterborough United. (Shields Gazette)

Newcastle need to sign more players than just Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window, because the club needs a "massive rebuild". That's the opinion of ESPN pundit Don Hutchison, who believes the Magpies need to hire Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager as soon as possible. (Daily Express)

Matej Kovar has been tipped to replace David De Gea as the number one goalkeeper at Manchester United - not Blades loanee Dean Henderson - which could be good news for Sheffield United’s hopes of signing the stopper. (Express)

Speaking to French news outlet France Bleu, FC Metz’s president Bernard Serin has confirmed that Leeds United-linked striker Habib Diallo will be sold this summer. A £17.9m deal could be concluded if the Whites make a return to the Premier League.