Jose Mourinho to Roma ANNOUNCED, Chelsea join £85m Sancho race, Haaland and Cristiano Ronaldo transfer latest

JOSE MOURINHO will take charge of Roma next season, the club have announced.

Meanwhile Chelsea have reportedly re-joined the race for Jadon Sancho, with Manchester United still leading the way for the England winger.

Cristiano Ronaldo is said prefer a homecoming with Sporting Lisbon once his Juventus contract expires.

And Borussia Dortmund starlet Erling Haaland is still the hot topic in the world of transfers, with Real Madrid reportedly in the frame for his signature.


Follow ALL of the latest news and updates below…

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    Jose Mourinho has given his reasons behind a quickfire move to Roma.

    He said: "After meetings with the ownership, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for AS Roma.

    "The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season."

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    Roma general manager Tiago Pinto has revealed why the club opted to snap up Jose Mourinho to manage the club next season.

    He said: "We were blown away by Jose’s desire to win and his passion for the game.

    "We are supremely confident he will be the perfect coach for our project, for both our immediate and long-term future."

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    WHY NOT?

    Non-league Matlock Town are the first to have made a cheeky bid for a first go at Jose Mourinho's Roma in pre-season..!

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    Jose Mourinho has found his new home!

    Roma have announced the former Manchester United boss will take over from the end of the season.

    Maurizio Sarri was tipped to replace Paulo Fonseca, whose exit was confirmed earlier today.

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    Adriano let it all out after receiving the news that he'd be inducted into the Maracana Stadium Walk of Fame.

    The former Inter Milan striker, 39, retired in 2016, having become one of the most popular marksmen in football.

    Ronaldinho, Pele, Ronaldo and Garrincha are among others to have received the honour.

    Upon hearing the news, Adriano was pictured in tears, seeking comfort as the emotion overwhelmed him.

    And he shared the images to his Instagram page, writing: "When I received the news of the fact I will put my foot in Maracana. Thank you for everything."

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    Inter Milan are planning to bolster their squad having won the Scudetto.

    Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea are both said to be on interest in their hunt for a new left-back, with a goalkeeper and striker such as Edin Dzeko also wanted.

    Despite the club’s financial woe, a number of players are described by La Gazzetta dello Sport as untouchable.

    They include Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi, Nico Barella and Alessandro Bastoni.

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    Real Madrid will reportedly sign Erling Haaland NEXT summer.

    The Borussia Dortmund striker has become the most talked about transfer story since Lionel Messi demanded Barcelona sell him last year.

    Manchester United and City, Chelsea and Barcelona are all believed to have the 20-year-old at the top of their transfer wishlist.

    But according to AS, it is Real Madrid who have won the race for the free-scoring sensation.

    The Spanish newspaper reports that the club's plan is to 'bring Erling Haaland to the new Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2022, with the initial focus on ensuring Kylian Mbappe comes in first'.

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    Eric Dier insists he is not as dire as some claim he is and believes any mistake he makes is unfairly jumped upon by his critics.

    He said: “I think they've seen it in periods. I feel like… I've got mixed emotions towards it really.

    “At times, I feel like it's a bit unfair and a bit… I'm trying to think of the right words… but sometimes I've made a mistake or something has led to a goal and one mistake is talked about like it's four or five. I've felt that at times.

    “As defenders, you're always going to make mistakes at times and the most important thing is how you react to them. I think fans have seen what I can do in glimpses, especially at the beginning of the season.

    "I think I had a very good first six months and it dropped a little bit for a few games. But I feel like I've been back to a good place for a couple of months now.”

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    Manchester City face Paris Saint-Germain in that huge Champions League semi-final second leg tonight.

    The build-up to the 8pm kick-off has focused on Kylian Mbappe’s fitness doubts.

    PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said yesterday: "We need to assess Kylian, today he's going to start an individual training session and see if he'll be with the team.

    "It's still one day, we didn't decide and we will see tomorrow. We will see today and take the decision tomorrow. We will assess him today."

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    Sir Alex Ferguson was pictured entering the Paris Saint-Germain team hotel this morning.

    Tonight, Les Parisiens face Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.

    And the Scot was seen entering the Lowry – the same base Manchester United used for their cancelled clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

    According to MEN, PSG's squad are the only occupants in the hotel at the moment.

    Could Fergie be delivering some last-minute advice to help knock out the noisy neighbours?

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    Mario Gotze appears to have delivered a come-and-get-me transfer plea to Barcelona as he revealed his dream of playing alongside Lionel Messi.

    He left Borussia Dortmund last year and headed to Dutch giants PSV looking to revive his career.

    And the midfielder told 11Freunde: “To celebrate possession football with this [Barca] team, alongside Lionel Messi, that would be a dream.

    “I want to play the Champions League again.”

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    Liam Gallagher made it very clear last week on social media that he is not a fan of Neymar, which amusingly made Spanish TV, writes South American football expert Tim Vickery.

    But the former Oasis frontman may prove better disposed to the so-called '17 year old Neymar' who will be joining Manchester City at the end of the year.

    The Premier League leaders have completed a deal for the Brazilian wonderkid, 17, in what is seen as a major coup by Pep Guardiola's side – said to be for a fee of £9million

    Read Tim’s full column reviewing the deal and the prospect’s chances here.

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    Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker is at the centre of a bitter Old Firm row after he was banned from Ibrox AND Parkhead, writes Derek McGregor.

    SunSport understands the 56-year was told to stay away by the livid Gers after criticising the club's finances on air.

    And it has now emerged the former Hoops striker has also been barred from the very ground he made his name at in his playing days and was a centenary Double winning hero.

    Celtic are believed to still be furious over Walker’s outspoken criticism of their controversial trip to Dubai in January for a winter training camp.

    We can reveal the stunned Scotsman – one of Sky Sports’ leading commentators north of the border since 2009 – has turned to lawyers over his situation.

    Sky – who pour £25million a year into the SPFL for coverage of the Premiership – have yet to make comment.

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    Roma have announced Paul Fonseca's departure from the Stadio Olimpico dugout.

    The Portuguese coach will leave in the summer, at the end of his second season in charge.

    Currently sat seventh in Serie A, the Lupi are 6-2 down in their Europa League semi-final with Manchester United.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants an emotional return to Sporting Lisbon when his Juventus contract expires next year.

    Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi claims the Portuguese legend, 36, is eager to see out his career with the Primeira Liga leaders.

    And it means his other former employers Manchester United and Real Madrid will miss out, after both were linked with moves.

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    Chelsea are reportedly ready to enter the battle for Jadon Sancho.

    Borussia Dortmund have confirmed an agreement with the England winger to let him leave in the summer – if certain 'conditions' are met.

    And Bild name the Blues as seeking a deal alongside Manchester United.

    Dortmund chief Michael Zorc told German portal ARD: "We already had a gentlemen's agreement with Jadon last year that he can move under certain conditions."

    According to Sport1, Borussia are willing to accept a smaller fee than last summer's £108million demand ahead of Sancho's contract expiring in 2023.

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