Liverpool director sends warning to Man Utd & Real Madrid over Harry Kane pursuit

Any club that signs Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer would be one that 'doesn’t care about value for money' according to the leader of Liverpool's transfer analysis team, Dr Ian Graham. Kane is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract with Spurs this summer and has attracted serious interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid, although 90min understands chairman Daniel Levy has made it clear he has no intentions of selling his star striker this summer regardless of how much money is offered. Even if Levy could be convinced to sell Kane, it would take an enormous transfer fee which would put Kane among the most expensive players in History - the sort of deal which Graham, Liverpool's director of research, believes would be a huge risk. Asked which club will end up signing Kane this summer, Graham told the Cheltenham Science Festival: "A club that doesn’t care about value for money." Graham added: "He’s 29. It’s going to be a high tr

Brighton prepare club-record bid for Chelsea's Levi Colwill

Brighton and Hove Albion are preparing a club-record £40m bid to sign talented centre-back Levi Colwill this summer, 90min understands. The 20-year-old centre-back was a regular under Roberto De Zerbi during his loan spell at Brighton during the 2022/23 Premier League season, becoming one of the most highly-regarded young defenders in Europe through his impressive showings. READ MORE FROM THE 90MIN TALKING TRANSFERS TEAM feed Following the expiration of his loan deal, Brighton have been keen to re-sign Colwill on a permanent basis. 90min understands they are now willing to make a bid in excess of £40m to sign the defender. If that bid doesn't entice the Blues, Brighton have also told Chelsea they'd be willing to consider offering midfielder Moises Caicedo in part-exchange for Colwill. Manager De Zerbi all but confirmed Caicedo is set to leave the club this summer after his side's final Game of the season, with Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal and Man City all retaining an int

Man City predicted lineup vs Inter - Champions League final

Manchester City will be crowned champions of Europe for the first time with victory against Inter on Saturday night. Pep Guardiola's side head to Istanbul for their second Champions League final in three years, looking to put to bed their many years of failure in this competition. After a so-so first half of the 2022/23 season, Man City have looked imperious over the last few months and have a largely settled team in their unique 3-2-4-1 formation. Here is how the treble-chasers are expected to line up. READ MORE BUILD-UP TO MAN CITY VS INTER IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL manual Man City predicted lineup vs Inter - Champions League final Erling Haaland has trained as normal ahead of the Champions League final / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages GK: Ederson - Backup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega was given a rare start for the FA Cup final , and to his credit, put in a decent performance between the sticks and on the ball. But first-choice Ederson can expect to be restored to the st

Man Utd 2022/23 season review: Erik ten Hag era begins with immense promise

Manchester United enjoyed a strong season in 2022/23 that, while far from perfect, suggested the club is finally on its way back to seriously competing for the biggest honours. Under Erik ten Hag, United continued to endure some real low points, including back-to-back defeats to start the season , as well as thrashings at the hands of both Manchester City and Liverpool. But there was equally plenty to be happy about as the team played with a proper identity for what felt like the first time in a long time and ended a six-year trophy drought by picking up the Carabao Cup. There is still work to do and United have had a number of false dawns in the 10 years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. But this time feels different, like it will be sustained with the right backing. Away from the pitch, the increasingly complicated takeover process rumbles on, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani vying to assume control, albeit with the Glazer family seemingly unsure and arguing

Tottenham close on Ange Postecoglou appointment

Tottenham are close to confirming the appointment of Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou as their new boss, 90min understands. Australian Postecoglou swatted away questions on his future before the Scottish Cup final against Inverness on Sunday which the Bhoys won 3-1, completing a fifth domestic treble in seven seasons in the process. The 57-year-old was coy when asked about his future in the immediate aftermath of that Game . When asked why he couldn't banish the links with Spurs, he said: "Because I think I deserve to enjoy this moment just like everyone else. I worked really hard for this moment. "I owe it to my friends and to my family. I get why you have to ask the question, but from my perspective, I deserve to enjoy this moment. "There will be a time to come for those kinds of questions but for now, we've grasped a small chunk of History for ourselves and I'm not going to pass that by by being side tracked." 90min understands the finishing touch

Liverpool handed Darwin Nunez boost ahead of 2023/24 season

Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has been left out of Marcelo Bielsa's first Uruguay squad for the June internationals, allowing the 23-year-old to focus on his recovery from a toe injury. 'El Loco' has decided to call upon several young and uncapped players for his first Game s in charge of La Celeste, who will take on Nicaragua and Cuba in two friendlies in Montevideo later this month. While the likes of Tottenham's Rodrigo Bentancur will miss out through serious injury, Nunez is among several big-name stars who have been overlooked, with reports from South America suggesting Bielsa wants to evaluate players on the fringes of previous squads and those coming through Uruguay's youth setups. Real Madrid's Federico Valverde and Chelsea transfer target Manuel Ugarte have also been omitted from the squad. Nunez missed Liverpool's final three games of the 2022/23 season due to a toe injury, and though he stepped up his recovery in the last week of the campaign, he

Newcastle agree £6m deal for highly-rated winger Yankuba Minteh

Newcastle United have agreed terms with Danish side Odense for Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh, 90min understands. The Magpies have been tracking Minteh for much of this year and they have now moved to secure a deal worth around £6m for the 18-year-old. Newcastle were not alone in watching Minteh, with Brighton, Everton, Club Brugge, Ajax, Feyenoord and Marseille among the teams impressed with him. The teenager moved to Europe last summer from Steve Biko FC in his homeland and has impressed with an excellent debut campaign which saw him score six goals and provide seven assists in just 21 Game s. Ahead of Minteh's move this summer, Odense have decided to leave the player out of this weekend’s clash with FC Midtjylland. READ MORE FROM THE 90MIN TALKING TRANSFERS TEAM feed The club's sporting director, Bjorn Wesstrom, said: "It is a difficult decision, but with the risks and opportunities in this case, I have concluded that it is overall the best decision that he sit out the

Mason Mount agrees personal terms with Man Utd

Mason Mount's representatives have agreed personal terms in principle with Manchester United ahead of a potential summer move, sources have confirmed to 90min . The 24-year-old is out of contract in 2024 and Chelsea have told the midfielder he will be sold if no extension is agreed. Talks over a new deal have stalled in recent months, though Chelsea always held out hope of persuading their homegrown star to remain. However, Mount's father Tony has become increasingly agitated with Chelsea's stance and handling of the situation, which has seen them explore options elsewhere. Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle have all spoken to Mount but Man Utd have jumped to the head of the queue to sign him. Sources have confirmed to 90min Mount's people are 'pleased' with the terms on offer and United's plans for him should he complete a move to Old Trafford. One issue could yet be the fee of any deal, something which has not yet been discussed between the two clubs. Un

Premier League crisis club of the season: Chelsea

During the 2022/23 Premier League , quite a few clubs endured a mini- crisis . Tottenham Hotspur were disaster at times, as exemplified by their sacking of a caretaker manager. Leeds United were generally horrid, as exemplified by their, well, literal relegation. But no club could compete with the sheer brevity of the crisis over at Stamford Bridge. Here's why Chelsea Football Club are 90min's crisis club of the season . READ THE LATEST CHELSEA NEWS, TRANSFER RUMOURS & GOSSIP feed What was the crisis? Having spent around £600m on new players over the last 12 months, Chelsea somehow ended the season: 12th in the Premier League. With 30 points less than they accumulated during the 2021/22 season. With their lowest points tally in their Premier League history. A caretaker manager who held a 9% win percentage. Having scored less goals than two of the three relegated clubs. With 16 defeats in the league alone. With a -9 goal difference. It was really, really bad. Why were the