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Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Time to bring this to a close and head off into the weekend.

    We'll be back on Monday with all the latest transfer news and gossip.

    Thanks for your company. Until next time...

  2. Inter set to sign Lukaku - your reaction



    MH: Not the first expensive Chelsea striker who didn't live up to the hype. Maybe the new owners won't treat the club like a hobby.

  3. Newcastle sign Pope - your reaction


    WiedwaldsLurpakGloves: Clever super cheap signing by Newcastle - people sleep on Pope because of Burnley but he's a quality keeper.

  4. From Championship to Champions League

    Huddersfield Town defender Pipa has joined Greek Super League champions Olympiakos for an undisclosed fee.

    "He was very interested in taking the opportunity to move to Olympiakos," said Huddersfield's head of football operations Leigh Bromby.

    "That's understandable, as this presents him with the chance to play in the Champions League."

    Read more here.

  5. PSG president cleared

    Paris St-Germain

    Paris St-Germain

    Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has again been cleared of a criminal charge in the Swiss courts.

    The Qatari, who is also chairman of the influential European Club Association and a member of UEFA's ruling executive committee, had originally been acquitted on a charge of inciting aggravated criminal mismanagement in October 2020.

    Swiss prosecutors appealed against that verdict, and had demanded a 28-month prison sentence for Al-Khelaifi during the appeal hearing in March this year.

    Al-Khelaifi, who is also the chairman of the beIN Media Group, was accused of having entered into a corrupt agreement with FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke over the use of a villa in Sardinia in 2013, at a time when Al-Khelaifi's company was seeking to extend World Cup media rights in the Middle East and North Africa for the 2026 and 2030 finals.

  6. Lukaku set for Inter - your reaction


    Shapesphere: Lukaku lacks the ability and the attitude to be a top striker at a top club in the Premier League. What a waste of a lot of money. He'll do well in Italy again though.

  7. 'Barca make first offer for Lewandowski'

    ESPN is reporting Barcelona have made a first offer to Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski and would also like to sign Sevilla's Jules Kounde to bolster their defence.

    Lewandowski, 33, is out of contract in 2023 but the German club's public stance is still that he will see out the final year of his contract.

    According to the report, Chelsea also maintain an interest in Kounde having failed to prise him away from Spain last summer.

    Read more here.

  8. Bournemouth set to sign Rothwell


    Bournemouth's preparations for life back in the Premier League are continuing. Joe Rothwell started his career at Manchester United and has represented England at youth level. He has been at Blackburn since 2018.

    View more on twitter
  9. Ronaldo to leave Man Utd? - your reaction


    Martin: CR7 leave Man Utd. Go somewhere else. You are bigger than them.

    Armando: Who'll want to play for a Europa League team? A good excuse to quit, nice one Ronaldo.

  10. Post update

    Manchester United

    Gary Neville has been having his say on Manchester United. And he's not holding back...

  11. Proud day for Chelsea boss Hayes


    It's been a day to remember for Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, who received her OBE from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace earlier.

    Hayes was named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to football.

    She has led Chelsea to five Women's Super League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.

  12. Lukaku set for Inter - your reaction


    Yves: Sorry Beau888 (11:20) but Lukaku is not a "simple tap in" striker. You obviously haven't seen any of his goals at Inter, or Belgium, or you're just repeating the same old myths from other people commenting on Lukaku who don't have opinions based on reality. Lukaku's strength is in getting deliveries quickly on the turn, so that he can bully his way to the box. The problem with Chelsea has been the mindless slow passing and slow turn to attack.

  13. Man Utd power struggle

    Manchester United

    Manchester United and Ralf Rangnick agreed to cut ties at the end of the season in part because of Erik ten Hag's reluctance to work with the German in his proposed consultancy role, ESPN is reporting.

    Rangnick spent the second half of last season as interim manager at Old Trafford and was due to take up a two-year consultancy position starting this summer.

    But just a week after the end of the campaign, United announced Rangnick would make a clean break from the club and focus fully on his role as manager of the Austria national team.

    Read more here.

  14. Newcastle sign Pope - your reaction


    Johnny99: Excellent signing for Newcastle United. Hope and ambition is all Newcastle fans wanted and now it's happening.

  15. Ronaldo to leave Man Utd? - your reaction

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only, standard message rates apply)

    SMS Message: I said when he signed that Ronaldo wouldn't play as much as he thought he should and would be off in a huff after a year. Does anybody really care? from David in Worcestershire
    David in Worcestershire
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