Four Blues stars slammed for Chelsea season’s on-pitch problems

Four Chelsea stars have been slammed for their lack of contribution on the pitch this season.

Outgoing players Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, along with want-away striker Romelu Lukaku, and Timo Werner were singled out by football legend Tony Cascarino.

He told talkSPORT: “Christensen’s not played well in the second part of the season. (Antonio) Rudiger’s leaving. There always seems to be an issue.

“Watching Lukaku get two yesterday (against Wolves), would’ve been a relief for him, but Lukaku’s had a really bad season.

“You spend £100m on someone who has found it hard to even get into the team.

“Timo Werner’s not played well. (Kai) Havertz looks a decent player but he doesn’t look like a regular goal scorer.”

Paul Pogba rules out Man City move, next club revealed

Paul Pogba would prefer to move abroad rather than stay in the Premier League with Manchester City when his contract at Manchester United expires in the summer, sources have told ESPN.

City are among a number of clubs who have registered an interest in Pogba, who is set to leave Old Trafford as a free agent in June.

Pogba is willing to consider all serious offers but sources have told ESPN he has prioritised a move to either Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus.

PSG are leading the race, in part because Juventus are not in a position to match the French club’s financial offer.

City are aware they are not top of Pogba’s list but sources have told ESPN that his contract situation has made the 29-year-old an attractive prospect ahead of a summer during which they are exploring options to bolster their midfield.

(Watch Video)Bayern Munich star red-carded after slapping Arsenal loanee during Stuttgart clash

Kingsley Coman was red carded yesterday for slapping Konstantinos Mavropanos in the face.

The Bayern Munich ace took exception to a late challenge by Stuttgart’s on-loan Arsenal defender.

With the score level at 2-2, Mavropanos came in late on Coman as the Frenchman was passing the ball.

As both men got back to their feet, Coman turned around and slapped his opponent in the face.

After a quick glance at the referee, Mavropanos threw himself to the turf.

Coman, 25, immediately knew his fate, already walking off the pitch without complaint before the referee had even brandished his red card.

Miraculously recovered by this point, Mavropanos had a pop at Coman as he walked off the field, being performatively held back by team-mates.

As he reached the touchline, the winger appeared to hold his hands up in apology towards coach Julian Nagelsmann.

The Bayern boss wasn’t upset by the incident.

He said after the game: “Kingsley has apologised.

“But he doesn’t have to apologise. That happens.”

Haaland set to complete Man City move this week as Borussia Dortmund confirm new development

Erling Haaland’s £63million transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City is set to be announced later this week.

The Norwegian striker, 21, will link up with Pep Guardiola’s squad for the beginning of pre-season after City paid the release clause in his Dortmund contract.

more than £500,000-a-week, signing a five-year contract.

Dortmund confirmed to SPORT1 on Monday that Haaland has today been allowed to ‘take care of personal matters’ as his move to Manchester nears completion.

Negotiations between City and Dortmund have been conducted smoothly and the Bundesliga club are expecting confirmation that the £63m fee will be paid to activate his release.

With a hefty signing-on bonus and fees due to Haaland’s representatives, who were led by the late Mino Raiola, this transfer fee could be pushed closer to £100m.

In addition, SPORT1 revealed that Haaland was keen to have clarity on his future before this Saturday’s final home game against Hertha Berlin, so he has an opportunity to say goodbye to home supporters.

His father, Alf-Inge Haaland, spent three seasons at Manchester City during his playing career.