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Christian Eriksen to Leicester City: Three horse race as midfielder faces Man United decision

READ MORE: Five transfer bargains for Leicester City as players become free agents todayREAD MORE: Brendan Rodgers' role in Leicester City transfers explained as trio with ideal profiles namedTransfer expert Fabrizio Romano has said City are ‘really interested’ in making a move for Eriksen in the summer window. But they are not the only club said to have approached the Danish international. It's not the first time City have been credited with an interest, with Brendan Rodgers making an enquiry for the midfielder back in January 2020 when he was at Inter Milan.
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Seven bizarre contract clauses and demands made by players from Samuel Eto'o to Neymar
Daily Star Sport takes a look at the some of the more peculiar demands.The Brazilian superstar signed a new deal with French giants Paris Saint-Germain in May of last year.Neymar’s bumper contract is worth a reported £26 million a season and includes a very lucrative clause.According to El Mundo the PSG forward earns over £400,000 a month for being ‘friendly, and available to fans.’The clause also requires Neymar to ‘have the courtesy to greet fans before and after each game’.The Italian’s antics made him something of a cult hero during his Manchester City days, and eyebrows were certainly raised when Brendan Rodgers brought him to Liverpool at the start of the 2016/17 season.Balotelli found himself without a club after his contract with Marseille expired in the summer of 2019, and according to Spanish publication Marca he was close to signing for Brazilian club Flamengo.However, in order to put pen to paper the former City striker reportedly wanted Flamengo to sign his younger brother Enock and allow him to play for affiliate club Boavista.After he left AC Milan in 2011, Ronaldinho signed for Brazilian club Flamengo.However, according to beIN Sports the former Ballon d’Or winner insisted that a ‘nightclub clause’ be inserted into his contract.The clause enabled Ronaldinho to enjoy Brazil’s nightlife twice a week, amazingly Flamengo agreed to it.But despite an impressive record of 19 goals and 13 assists in 44 appearances he cancelled his contract in May 2012, citing a dispute over unpaid wages.After Eto’o left Inter Milan in the summer of 2011, he joined Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.However, Eto’o wanted to live in Moscow rather than Makhachkala and the two cities are separated by more than 1000 miles.As a result the
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Aston Villa given £50m transfer budget as Steven Gerrard makes two-man midfield shortlist
Aston Villa are ready to launch a summer bid to land Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.Villa boss Steven Gerrard’s number one target is getting a high-quality defensive midfielder into the club.And he’ll have £50m at his disposal to get the man he wants.Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Ndidi are top of his list and he’s desperate to land one of them.Villa have already failed in one bid to get Mali international Bissouma from The Seagulls.They submitted a formal £30m offer for the 25-year-old last month but hit a brick wall.Bissouma has 18 months left on his contract but with Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle also showing interest, Brighton could wait for a bidding war to start to get nearer their £45m valuation.Gerrard has already indicated that he’s prepared to revisit that in the summer, saying: "We put in a bid for Bissouma which was turned away, and we respected it."If a move is not right then we might have to be patient and that’s where we are right now.”But he also has Ndidi right up at the top of his wish list as he prepares for his first summer transfer window at the club since making the move south from Rangers.Nigerian international Ndidi signed a bumper six-year deal at Leicester in 2018 which ties him to the club until the summer of 2024.Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers would actively resist any moves for the player but knows The Foxes could be prone to a big enough offer.Villa’s ambitious board have already shown they are prepared to back Gerrard by sanctioning the £25m arrival of Lucas Digne and the sensational loan deal which brought Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.And he’ll have a big summer war chest regardless of whether they decide to cash in on midfielders John McGinn and Douglas Luiz.Scotland
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Man Utd target £40m Youri Tielemans transfer amid Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips fears
Manchester United have targeted Belgium international Youri Tielemans as part of their bid to land a world-class midfielder this summer.United bosses are keen to strengthen the midfield area of the team and have been keeping close tabs on Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips.But United fear being priced out of the move for Rice, who West Ham value in excess of £100million, while Leeds ace Phillips is poised to sign a new contract at Elland Road.Leeds-born Phillips has also made it clear he doesn't want to join United, due to the fierce hatred that exists between the two clubs.It means United could now turn their attentions to Leicester star Tielemans instead.Is Youri Tielemans the right signing for Man Utd? Tell us what you think in the comments section.The 24-year-old's contract with the Foxes runs out in the summer of 2023, and United know the Midlands club could be forced to cash in on one of their prize assets at the end of this season.Tielemans, who is also a target of Juventus, wants to be playing Champions League football and knows he is unlikely to achieve this with Brendan Rodgers' side.United have a good relationship with the Foxes, having signed Harry Maguire from them in a £80m deal in 2019, and believe a deal can be done in the region of £40m.Would Youri Tielemans be a good signing for Manchester United? Let us know in the comments section. Tielemans, who scored a stunning goal to help the Foxes win the FA Cup last season, joined the Foxes from Monaco in 2019, and has gone on to score 17 goals and register 16 assists in the Premier League in 104 appearances for City.He has won 47 Belgium caps and helped Roberto Martinez's men reach the World Cup semi-finals in 2018.
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