Time for Ole Gunnar Solskjær to go. He’s had long enough to get it right. Three defeats in his last four games simply isn’t good enough for the new Manchester United manager and it can’t be a coincidence that Sam Allardyce has explicitly ruled himself out of the running for the vacant West Bromwich Albion job. Big Sam knows. Something’s up.
Move along, Ole. Big Sam’s going to be at the wheel next season and he’s already got big plans for the summer, with United ready to splurge £100m on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and rival Leicester City for Monaco’s Youri Tielemans. Both players will surely be unable to resist the chance to play for the former England manager, who could also have Philippe Coutinho at his disposal if Barcelona decide to sell the Brazilian. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also eyeing the former Liverpool attacker.
However United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Raphaël Varane after Zinedine Zidane said the defender will not be allowed to leave Real Madrid. The struggling European champions are more interested in signing players than losing their biggest stars – a policy that doesn’t apply to Thibaut Courtois, who will be allowed to leave in the summer – and are rivalling Juventus for Benfica whizzkid João Felix.
Speaking of Juventus, Arsenal sent scouts to watch them play against Cagliari on Tuesday night. Turns out they were watching Cagliari’s Nicolò Barella, though. The 22-year-old midfielder will cost £43m.
Staying in Italy, Inter and Milan are trying to nab Pedro from Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri will try to convince them to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi instead. Be serious, Chelsea can’t be doing without Pedro.
Leicester are preparing a move for Victor Camarasa, who has spent the season on loan at Cardiff from Real Betis. Sneaky.