Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down the managerial job at French Ligue 1 side Lyon.
This is according to the report from French news outlet RMC Sport which revealed that Jose Mourinho has been offered the vacant managerial job at Lyon.
The former French champions are looking for a new manager after Sylvinho was booted out of office earlier this week.
Sylvinho was sacked as the Lyon manager after an underwhelming start to his career at the club having been appointed in the summer.
Lyon are in the bottom half of the French Ligue 1 league table at the moment and the last game played under the aforementioned Sylvinho was the Saint Etienne game which ended in a 1-0 defeat for former French champions, Lyon.
Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho is not ready to take the managerial job at Lyon as he’s holding out on a possible return to English football.
Mourinho has been out of the dugout since his dismissal as the Manchester United manager at the end of last year.
The former Inter Milan and FC Porto boss was dismissed at Old Trafford after an underwhelming start to last season.
He was replaced by former club striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
EPL: Chelsea, United now handed boost in Rice’s chase
Two English Premier League clubs, Man United and Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their chase of West Ham United player Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.
Both teams have been in chase of the player and it seems it would be a difficult one to achieve but West Ham United are now being forced to make certain decisions if they must bring in new faces.
One of the decisions is to let go of Declan Rice to be able to cash in on him with the Blues and the Red Devils keen on his signature.
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The Blues manager, Frank Lampard is hoping to concert Declan Rice back to a defender to solve the problems at his back, the reason why he is being followed.
The Red Devils are not also left out of their wish to land the 21-year-old to add depth to the squad ahead of next season with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to reinforce as well.
However, the Hammers are hoping to leave it for the highest bidder as they hope to cash in about £70 million for Declan Rice which would be enough to sanction most of their transfer deals this summer transfer window.
Yes!! Coutinho agrees terms but is Willian still coming?
The latest report has claimed that Arsenal have already agreed on personal terms with Philippe Coutinho for a deal to happen in the coming days as soon as a fee is agreed upon.
Barcelona are hoping to part ways with the former Liverpool man after a big-money deal as German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich failed to keep him on a permanent deal after his loan spell with the club.
Arsenal are keen to land the Barcelona player and talks have been reported to be heading the right direction with a loan deal as an option.
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However, this development has caused a drop in the transfer of Willian from West London club, Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium as reports had earlier claimed that the Gunners will not be bringing in the two players to the club.
This development has left Arsenal fans divided with some seeking for Willian over Philippe Coutinho while others are saying the opposite.
Commentators have argued that Willian will make more impact at Arsenal than Coutinho which means a deal for the Barcelona star and a snub for the Chelsea man may not go well for the club.
Already, reports claim that Arsenal have handed Willian a three-year deal to join the Emirates Stadium and will have him earn £100,000 weekly.
Barcelona still on their way to Arsenal
Arsenal’s hope of keeping Gabon international forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates Stadium could still be threatened with reports that Barcelona could still tempt him.
It is claimed that Spanish giants are yet to make a decision on whether to come for the signature of the former Borussia Dortmund forward or not and that would be in the coming days.
Le10Sport, via Sport Witness, reports that the Spanish giants are very interested in the signature of the Arsenal man and have placed him at the top list but have Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martinez as an alternative if they fail to land him.
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However, Mikel Arteta is working back and forth to ensure a new deal is handed to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and it is claimed that he would be given a £250,000 per week wage to stay at the Emirates Stadium for more years.
Meanwhile, it has been a very light mood for the Gunners fans after seeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang send them into frenzy by liking a post on Instagram begging him to sign a new deal at the club.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been scoring goals for the North London club and since his arrival and will not be forgotten for delivering the FA Cup title with his brace against their London rivals, Chelsea.
EPL: Gunners legend have a say as Willian’s arsenal move gets more real
The speculated move of Brazilian international winger, Willian from Chelsea to Arsenal is now looking like it would happen with the latest developments in the news.
Chelsea’s boss, Frank Lampard is the first to raise the dust when he stated that Willian’s reported exit does not mean anything as he only shares a good relationship with Willian as a former teammate and now a manager.
According to him, the club will move on if the Brazilian should leave, recalling how the Blues team did not fall with the exit of Eden Hazard.
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Frank Lampard’s statement has been interpreted as “giving up” on keeping Willian as he has made some efforts to have the club agree on new terms with the Brazilian.
However, Arsenal legend, Paul Merson backs the move for Willian as he stated that despite the age, football is all about now, and right now, the player is a great one.
According to him, it is unbelievable that the West London outfit will let a player with such quality leave the club, stressing that Willian will be an unbelievable signing for Arsenal.
It is, therefore, claimed that the Brazilian winger will earn about £100,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium and he will be at the club for three years, the terms that were not granted him by Chelsea.
Dean Henderson’s move confirmed, Sheffield seek replacement
The fact that Dean Henderson would me leaving Sheffield United has been confirmed but his destination is still unknown as a decision on his future has not been reached.
The Man United player has just ended his loan spell with Sheffield United at the Bramall Lane and not expected to return as he would be seeking a new challenge elsewhere.
Dean Henderson’s stay at the Old Trafford is also very unlikely as he would sit with the club to know the plans for him. He has stated clearly that he would not return to be a second goalkeeper and if that cannot be assured, he would seek a move without signing a new contract.
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West London outfit, Chelsea have already indicated an interest in the goalkeeper as they seek to part ways with Kepa Arrizabalaga over his poor performance, especially during the restart of the season.
However, Chelsea could make a bid for him if he is not assured of a first-team place ahead of Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, a wish that is very unlikely to be granted.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United are already preparing for life without Dean Henderson as they are reported to be planning a bid for Trabzonspor shot-stopper, Ugurcan Cakir who is valued at £20 million.
EPL: Arsenal’s “ruthless” decision to help transfer activities
North London outfit Arsenal are reported to have made a “ruthless” decision that is highly connected with their plans for the summer transfer window.
Just like every other club, the Gunners have been affected by the world pandemic but in the midst of this, they are suggested to be showing a big ambition to have new players join the team in the coming season.
The decision they have made to be able to have a financial balance is the sacking of 55 staff from the club, a decision some fans have criticized and described as being “ruthless”.
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Prominent on the list of those that have been shown the exit door at the Emirates Stadium in scout Francis Cagigao who has been very influential in the club.
The Daily Mail gave the 51-year-old the credit for discovering Cesc Fabregas, Gabriel Martinelli, and Hector Bellerin but his union with the Emirates Stadium has been put to an end.
Commentators have attributed this development by the North London club to their plans for the summer transfer window as they hope to bring in some quality players and will seek to fund the deals.
Top on the list of those expected to join the club are Thomas Partey, Philippe Coutinho and Willian.
EPL: Willian might have agreed with Arsenal, announcement imminent
Sky Sports report that Brazilian winger, Willian would be leaving West London outfit, Chelsea to join their London rivals, Arsenal this summer window.
The report also claimed that an agreement has been reached that will have the Brazilian winger receive more than the £100,000 weekly wage at the Emirates Stadium as well as the three-year-deal requested from the Blues team.
An emerging development seems to be confirming this report as a clip of Willian in Arsenal’s kit on the latest trailer for video games PES 21 was leaked.
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It would be recalled that the North London outfit had agreed on an official partnership with the Pro Evolution Soccer video game, which is a big rival to FIFA.
In the seven-second video, it says “new signing” as the introduction before showing Willian wearing the new Adidas strip and later showed a short clip of the Emirates Stadium saying “welcome to the Emirates.”
This remains a major hint and leads that something could be happening and a deal could be announced immediately the West London club are through with their Champions League campaign this season.
However, Mikel Arteta will hope his team benefit from the quality of the Brazilian international, and his experience will also help the younger players at the club.
EPL: United, Chelsea might yet face another transfer disappointment
Both Man United and Chelsea might face a very big summer transfer disappointment as they are set to fail in their bid to acquire the signature of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.
Jack Grealish has been on the radar of both clubs even before the end of the season after helping his team to avoid relegation in their last game of the campaign.
He was tipped to leave Aston Villa for a new challenge with Man United leading in the race. It was claimed that after Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish is next on the list.
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Chelsea have also been keeping a tab on the player and were preparing a bid already for the summer transfer window.
However, Jack Grealish is set to stay with Aston Villa for more years with the Sun reporting that he would be handed a new bumper deal that will convince him of a stay.
The report claims that the deal will now have Jack Grealish earn £100 per week which is a very significant increase in his current deal with the club.
This development means that Man United and Chelsea will be left disappointed and will have to seek more options for a new midfielder to bolster their squad ahead of the coming season.