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15 June 2024 Off

Bentancur apologises to Tottenham team-mate Son for ‘bad joke’

By Total Football News

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has apologised to captain Son Heung-min for using a racial slur on Uruguayan television, saying it was a “very bad joke”.

While appearing on Canal 10 show Por La Camiseta, Bentancur was asked by host Rafa Cotelo for a Spurs player’s shirt.

The Uruguay international replied: “Sonny’s? It could be Sonny’s cousin too as they all look the same.”

After backlash to the clip, which was

15 June 2024 Off

Kevin Campbell obituary: Arsenal & Everton hero mixed power and finesse with big personality

By Total Football News

Kevin Campbell was a striker who mixed finesse, power and finishing ability to great effect during a career in which he played a prominent role at several clubs.

Campbell, who has died aged 54, is perhaps best known for his time at Arsenal, where he was a First Division title winner in 1991, and won the FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993 before playing in the European Cup

15 June 2024 Off

Kevin Campbell: Former Arsenal and Everton striker dies aged 54

By Total Football News

After coming through Arsenal’s youth set-up, Campbell made his senior debut for the club in 1988, following loan spells with Leyton Orient and Leicester.

He scored nine goals in 22 appearances for Arsenal during their title-winning 1990-91 campaign.

Campbell then helped the Gunners win the FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994.

Nottingham Forest signed Campbell in the summer of 1995

14 June 2024 Off

Adam Lallana: Southampton sign ex-Brighton and Liverpool midfielder

By Total Football News

Former England midfielder Adam Lallana has returned to his old club Southampton on a one-year deal.

Lallana was a free agent after his contract with Brighton expired at the end of the season.

He has returned to the club for whom he made more than 250 appearances before joining Liverpool in 2014.

The Saints are back in the Premier League after winning promotion via the Championship play-offs last season.

“I’m

14 June 2024 Off

Everton: Friedkin Group agrees deal for takeover of Premier League club

By Total Football News

The Friedkin Group has agreed a deal in principle to complete a takeover of Everton, BBC Sport understands.

Chairman Dan Friedkin, who also owns Roma, is now strong favourite to purchase the Toffees after jumping ahead of four other bidders.

A decision over whether Friedkin wants to exercise the option of buying current owner Farhad Moshiri’s 94% stake could come by the weekend.

American businessman Friedkin, who has a reported

14 June 2024 Off

Everton: Seamus Coleman signs one-year contract extension

By Total Football News

Captain Seamus Coleman has signed a one-year contract extension to remain at Everton for a 16th season.

The 35-year-old Republic of Ireland defender has made a club record 363 Premier League appearances since joining from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 in 2009.

Hampered by injuries last season, he made only 12 Everton appearances.

“Everyone knows what Everton means to me, and I’m very proud and honoured to sign a new contract

14 June 2024 Off

Chadi Riad: Crystal Palace sign defender in £14m deal

By Total Football News

Crystal Palace have made their first summer signing with the arrival of Morocco centre-back Chadi Riad, in a deal worth £12m plus £2m in add-ons.

The 20-year-old, who moved to Real Betis on loan from Barcelona last summer before making the move permanent, has joined the Eagles, external on a contract until June 2029.

Riad made 30 appearances for Betis in all competitions during the past campaign and helped

14 June 2024 Off

Michael Olise: Chelsea, Newcastle United and Bayern Munich interested in Crystal Palace winger

By Total Football News

Chelsea, Newcastle United and Bayern Munich have all contacted Crystal Palace to register their interest in signing Michael Olise.

Palace will only entertain offers of £60m or more for the 22-year-old winger.

Olise has a release clause worth in the region of £60m and any deal will be complex, with percentages due to his former club Reading, Olise himself and Palace.

Chelsea unsuccessfully attempted to sign him for a fee

14 June 2024 Off

Premier League transfers: Who to watch out for in the summer window

By Total Football News

Simon Stone, BBC Sport chief football news reporter

Julian Alvarez – striker, Manchester City

Since arriving at City two years ago, Alvarez has won the Treble, the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the Premier League this season and played in another FA Cup final. He has also won the World Cup with Argentina.

But the 24-year-old has never quite become a regular and with Erling Haaland as the

13 June 2024 Off

Jarrad Branthwaite: Everton want £80m from Manchester United

By Total Football News

Everton will look for a fee of at least £80m from Manchester United for young defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

It is understood United have already agreed personal terms with the player’s representatives.

They intend to speak to Everton about Branthwaite once the transfer window opens on Friday.

The response is likely to be frosty.

BBC Sport has been told Everton do not want to sell the 21-year-old, who many believe was