Bayern Munich join chase for Thomas Tuchel’s target

Bayern Munich have added Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele to their list of summer transfer targets.

Dembele is set to leave Barcelona on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer.

Some of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with a potential swoop for the forward, including Paris Saint-Germain and the Blues.

The West Londoners were planning to go all-out to sign the France international in the coming months, however, they now face some serious competition from Bayern.

According to Sky Sports, the German champions are very interested in signing the 24-year-old and have already made contact with his representatives.

Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann is eager to sign a new forward who has the ability to make a difference in attack as he faces the risk of losing star man Robert Lewandowski

Frank Lampard blamed for Antonio Rudiger’s Chelsea exit

Paul Merson believes Frank Lampard is to blame for Antonio Rudiger’s Chelsea exit.

He declared: “Losing Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid is going to break Chelsea’s heart – but his mind was made up 18 months ago with the way he was treated by Frank Lampard.

“He got completely binned out the team by Lampard and I think that left a lasting effect on Rudiger. That’s when he decided that he’s not signing a new contract.

“Now Chelsea are letting a £70m-80m defender go on a free transfer and they’re going to bring someone in for £70m in that will be nowhere as good as Rudiger.”

(Watch Video) Paulo Dybala breaks down in tears as striker says goodbye to Juventus fans

Paulo Dybala was visibly distraught as he said goodbye to Juventus fans, with the supporters jeering President Andrea Agnelli and his directors for pushing La Joya out.

His contract will expire on June 30 and, after seemingly reaching an agreement in December, the club withdrew the offer and preferred to let him leave as a free agent.

Dybala never disguised that he wanted to continue in Turin and he held on as long as he could before the emotions spilled out.

Juventus had several initiatives to celebrate Giorgio Chiellini’s farewell after 17 years, but practically ignored the fact it was Dybala’s last game too.

His teammates ruined that by throwing the Argentina international into the air, at which point he let it all come out.

Every time President Agnelli or the directors appeared on the screens inside the Allianz Juventus Stadium, the crowd jeered loudly, blaming them for pushing Dybala out.

Many fans were seen crying and Dybala looked moved as well.

The 28-year-old played his last game at the Allianz Stadium against Lazio on Monday and was subbed off after 78 minutes.

The whole crowd gave him a standing ovation and Dybala briefly sat on the bench before taking one last walk around the pitch to say goodbye to his fans after seven years. The Argentinean spent a long time signing autographs and taking pictures with every fan and was still busy with them when the game ended after a late Sergej Milinkovic-Savic equaliser.

(Watch goal on video) Arsenal top-four hopes suffer huge blow after defeat to Newcastle

Tottenham are now in the driving seat to qualify for next season’s Champions League after Arsenal slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Monday evening.

The result leaves Arsenal fifth in the Premier League with one game remaining and two points behind fourth-placed Spurs.

Arsenal, who host Everton on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, now need Antonio Conte’s side to slip up in their final game away to Norwich City, who have already been relegated.

Mikel Arteta’s side struggled to get going at St James’ Park and after a poor first half as Ben White’s own goal and Guimaraes’ strike condemn Gunners to back-to-back defeats

Arsenal’s hopes of leapfrogging Tottenham Hotspur and returning to the top four were dealt a huge blow as they lost 2-0 at Newcastle United.

Newcastle had the best chance of the first half on 36 minutes with Allan Saint-Maximin’s arrowed low shot, which Aaron Ramsdale did well to save.

The Magpies took the lead after 55 minutes when Joelinton broke down the left and delivered a low cross that forced an own goal from a sliding Ben White.

Callum Wilson went close on three occasions to doubling the lead, narrowly missing out on a wonder goal as a long-range volley dropped inches wide.

Instead, it was Bruno Guimaraes who scored the deserved second goal in the 85th minute, following up when Wilson was denied by Ramsdale.

Back-to-back defeats leave Arsenal in fifth spot on 66 points, two behind Spurs, with one match remaining each.

Newcastle’s second Premier League win in 19 matches against the Gunners takes them to 12th with 46 points.

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