Manchester United will compensate Harry Kane over any lost earnings if he forces a transfer from Tottenham, according to reports.
SunSport exclusively revealed United and City are both ready to offer the England striker £80MILLION in wages to tempt him from Spurs.
The Sunday Times claim United will also pay him a multimillion-pound signing-on fee to cover any loyalty bonuses Kane, who has three years left on his contract, would forsake if he were to formally hand in a transfer request.
Kane, 27, has told Tottenham he wants to leave and has openly flirted with an exit – but has NOT put in a written request.
United hope their compensation package will move them ahead of City and Chelsea in the race.
There are reports that Chelsea are eyeing up a number of midfield transfer targets for the summer, including one of Thomas Tuchel’s former Borussia Dortmund players.
The Blues have an exciting team coming together under Tuchel, but one imagines the German tactician will feel he could do with strengthening in a few key areas in order to turn his side into genuine Premier League title contenders next season.
Declan Rice is back on Chelsea’s radar after a superb season with West Ham, but Tuchel is also looking at Benfica midfielder Julian Weigl as a cheap alternative, according to the Telegraph.
Weigl played under Tuchel at Dortmund and was a key player for his side, though he ended up falling out of favour and moving on to Portuguese football.
The 25-year-old still has his qualities, however, so could be a useful option for Chelsea to consider this summer.
Many CFC fans would surely prefer a big name like Rice, but Weigl would likely settle in quickly under Tuchel and could prove a more smart use of the club’s money.
West Ham surely won’t want to sell a star player like Rice to one of their rivals for anything other than huge money.
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker was slammed by fans as he snubs his lovechild with Lauryn Goodman on his new football boots with his children’s names.
The Manchester City star, 30, showed off his new pair of boots on Instagram, which had the names and dates of birth of his three children with partner Annie Kilner.
Riaan, Reign and Roman each received a spot on the boot, but Kairo, 13 months, wasn’t included.
The exclusion caused a heavy backlash on the Instagram page, leading to the footballer turning off comments on the post and deleting negative comments, according to the MailOnline.
Lauryn also took a swipe at the star on her own page, saying: “Oh babe all those followers you have but you have to turn your comments off. See this is the thing. Mums fight for their babies. Kairo has done nothing. Apart from be adorable.
“Women are not scared to have their say. I may have less followers. But I am a real person who will fight for Kairo until I am no longer here.”
She also shared a quote that read: “No one ever notices when you’re being provoked, just when you retaliate.”
The reality star gave birth to her son last April.
She was forced to defend giving Kairo his dad’s surname after the pair only had a short fling in 2019.
“Single mums have questioned why Kairo’s surname is Walker because they say they don’t want to give the father the satisfaction of them having their surname,” Lauryn said.
“It was a mutual decision to name him Walker and I honoured that.
“I appreciate there was speculation, but I don’t feel I constantly have to justify myself for any decisions that are made with our son.”
She also revealed it can be hard being a single mum, but having her sister and CBB star Chloe Goodman also raising her daughter at the same time is a big help.
Chloe gave birth to Isla in June last year and shares her with footballer fiancé Grant Hall.