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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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England fans fume after snub for Fikayo Tomori despite Harry Maguire's call-up
AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori left out of Gareth Southgate's latest England squad on Thursday, not least because Manchester United calamity Harry Maguire managed to keep his place.Tomori has been making waves in Italy ever since leaving Chelsea in 2021 and has been a near ever-present for Milan - who are currently top of Serie A - this season, but the 24-year-old is finding it difficult to get on Southgate's radar and has only made managed to play once for his country since making his debut over two-and-a-half years ago.Following the squad announcement, disgruntled fans raced onto social media with many insisting that domestic bias played a part in Tomori's omission, particularly since Crystal Palace centre back Marc Guehi - who was playing in the Championship last season - made the cut."Tomori absence is typical Prem bias as well. [He] belongs in over Maguire and Mings," argued YouTuber, and Manchester United supporter, Mark Goldbridge.Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano replied: "Tomori’s playing at top, top level here in Italy with AC Milan… it feels unreal to see Fikayo out of the list.""I think the worst part is he left Chelsea for consistent playing time, got his move to a well known club.
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Roman Abramovich almost signed Lionel Messi after 'Chelsea FaceTime call left him wooed'
Chelsea and their owner Roman Abramovich, with the Russian's sanctions preventing the Blues from currently being able to sign new players.However, back in 2014, Abramovich almost made the biggest signing of all, as Lionel Messi was on the brink of trading Barcelona for Chelsea.Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both made moves this summer, although for the Argentine it was his first transfer since turning pro, but both are very much coming to the end of their careers.However, when Chelsea were close to signing Messi he was in his prime, and it was almost a FaceTime call that sealed the deal for the former Barcelona star, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.After an astonishing 41 goals across all competitions in the 2013/14 season, Messi grew frustrated with the Spanish authorities as he was caught in a tax fraud probe, and the Argentine was tempted by a new life in London under Jose Mourinho, according to Di Marzio.After speaking with former Barcelona team-mate Deco, who also had played at Chelsea, a meeting was scheduled between Messi and Mourinho, but via a rather unconventional FaceTime call.But the call reportedly worked at the time, as Messi went to tell his camp afterwards: "With Mourinho, for how he's spoken to me, I can win whatever I want: he's a winner, go ahead and close the deal."HAVE YOUR SAY: Should Lionel Messi stay at Paris Saint Germain next summer? Comment below.Obviously a move never materialised and Chelsea ended up signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona instead, and according to Fabrizio Romano, after careful consideration Messi decided to continue his life in Spain.Romano said: "Everything collapsed because Barcelona was something special for Lionel Messi.
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Barcelona's latest youth sensation Pedri is not actually a graduate of famous La Masia academy
Barcelona sensation Pedri did not actually graduate from the club’s famed La Masia academy.The 19-year-old prodigy has taken European football by storm since bursting onto the scene, cementing his place as a generational talent and one of the Blaugrana’s most crucial players.His precise passing, cushioned first touch and excellent vision since his 2020 first-team debut are typical of a La Masia graduate, even earning him comparisons with club legend Andres Iniesta.But Pedri in fact came through the academy ranks of Las Palmas and only signed for Barcelona in the summer of 2020 after a fantastic debut season in Spain’s Segunda Division.Barcelona signed the phenomenal midfielder for a measly initial fee of €5million (£4million) which has since quadrupled in add-ons, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.Romano claims ex-Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes revealed some at the Catalan club were unhappy with spending that amount on an unproven 17-year-old at the time.But Pedri quickly proved his doubters wrong.With 37 professional appearances already under his belt for Las Palmas, the Gran Canaria native quickly broke into the first-team under Ronald Koeman in 2020.Do you think Pedri will go on to become a Barcelona legend? Let us know in the comments section.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox - don't miss a thing.It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.And that's it, job done.
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Arsenal to battle Man City for signing of Brazil wonderkid, 17, as £5.5m bid is tabled
Arsenal will battle it out with Premier League rivals Manchester City for the signature of 17-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Savio.The Gunners, along with the Red Bull group which includes RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg, were reportedly leading the race for the teenage Atletico Mineiro winger after making contact with the South American club in December.But according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Man City have now launched their own £5.5million bid plus add-ons which threatens to hijack Arsenal’s interest.The deal is expected to include a sell-on clause while negotiations ensue, with City looking to loan the player out to PSV Eindhoven next season if they manage to sign him in the summer.Savio was handed his debut back in September 2020, aged just 16.He has made 23 appearances already for the side on the left-flank, catching the eye of some of Europe’s most elite clubs.City’s proposal is understood to be similar to the one they launched to successfully sign another Brazilian teenager - Kayky - from Fluminense last April.Do you think Man City will win the race for wonderkid Savio? Let us know in the comments section.Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox - don't miss a thing.It only takes a matter of seconds.Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.And that's it, job done.
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