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ENGLAND’S football stars are in mourning following the death of Roger Hunt, the 1966 World Cup hero, at the age of 83. Lionel Messi is expected to return from injury and be included in the Ligue 1 side’s squad for the massive match. Meanwhile, Chelsea are interested in signing Aurelien Tchouameni, a 21-year-old defensive midfielder from Monaco who is valued at around £34 million.

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  • ALDRIDGE’S HUNT TRIBUTE

    John Aldridge shared a moving tribute to Roger Hunt via his account on Twitter.

    The former record-breaking Liverpool striker, 63, wrote: “I’m absolutely gutted to hear of the passing away of one, if not THE BEST Lfc strikers Sir Roger Hunt.

    “What a striker and a true Gentlemen,I had the great pleasure of being with him on many occasions. My No 1 Legend and Hero.”

  • LIVERPOOL HAIL HUNT

    On social media Liverpool confirmed Hunt had passed away ‘peacefully at home following a long illness’.

    The former forward was regarded as one of the Reds’ greatest-ever strikers by fans, netting a staggering 285 goals in 11 years.

    In a short statement on Twitter Liverpool wrote: “We are mourning the passing of legendary former player Roger Hunt.

    “The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Roger’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

    “Rest in peace, Sir Roger Hunt 1938 – 2021.”

  • ROGER HUNT PASSES AWAY

    Liverpool and England legend Roger Hunt has passed away at the age of 83.

    Hunt’s passing means there are now three surviving members from the England team that won the World Cup in 1966.

    Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst and George Cohen are now the only living players from the team that defeated West Germany 4-2 after extra time at Wembley.

  • PEACOCK PICKED

    Sheffield Wednesday keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has been called up to Northern Ireland’s squad for their two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

    The team are due to take on Switzerland and Bulgraria in October.

    It is thought the player could be unavailable for his club’s clash with Bolton Wanderers which falls on October 9, the same day as Northern Ireland’s clash with Switzerland.

  • RICHARLSON RUMOUR

    Everton forward Richarlson has reportedly refused to dismiss speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

    It comes weeks after the player was linked with transfer interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

    And the Mirror reports Barcelona lodged an eye-watering £85million bid for the player in January 2020.

    Richarlson told Brazilian outlet Ole: “I have great affection for the people of Everton and for the club, who received me so well from the first day I arrived.

    “I don’t know what the future holds. If one day I have to go, it must be good for me, but also for the club.

    “But if I stay, I will continue giving my life for this shirt and for the fans, who have always supported me and were with me at all times.”

  • DUBAI CASH

    Barcelona have reportedly been offered a financial lifeline by a firm based in Dubai.

    The club are currently contending with an eye-watering £1billion debt compounded by the loss of superstar playmaker Lionel Messi.

    According to the TV show El Curibito via Mundo Deportivo, a company from the United Arab Emirates has offered the Catalan giants a €1.5bn (£1.3bn) loan to pay their debts.

    And it is claimed the firm would over a two-year moratorium on repayments meaning the club may not need to make repayments until 2023.

  • NUNO NEEDS TIME

    Tottenham are being urged to give Nuno Espirito Santo more time in the club’a managerial hot seeat following losses to Arsenal, Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

    The club conceded nine goals and scored just once during the three defeats in the Prem.

    And talkSPORT reports speculation concerning pressure on Nuno is mounting following a cryptic Instagram post shared by former Spurs caretaker boss Ryan Mason.

    The post featured a picture of the club’s building with the caption which read, ‘see you in the morning’.

    Darren Bent believes Nuno should be given more time to turn reverse the team’s poor run.

    Bent told talkSPORT: “You’ve got to give him more time. They weren’t saying this at the start of the season when they were at the top of the table three games in, no goals conceded and Arsenal were rock bottom.”

  • TUCHEL TACTICS

    Rio Ferdinand reckons Thomas Tuchel made several tactical errors during Chelsea’s loss to Man City at the weekend.

    And the Old Trafford hero reckons the Blues could be out of the title race this term.

    Chelsea lost 1-0 courtesy of a solitary goal netted by Gabriel Jesus.

    Ferdinand told the Vibe with FIVE YouTube show: “I think Chelsea looked a little bit [overawed]. Tuchel said after that maybe they were a bit fazed by the occasion.

    “He changed his style of play, the formation, played two up front, which I think backfired. They didn’t play long enough, they tried to keep playing and got caught with the press.

    “I said Chelsea were favourites a couple of weeks ago, but after watching them two – probably the best two teams in the league for the last six months – I can’t see past City. Seriously I can’t.”

  • NOA’S A GOER

    Arsenal are rumoured to be in a transfer tug-of-war with AC Milan for the services of Noa Lang.

    And it is reported the Brugge striker is keen on a move to the Emirates.

    Voetbal24 claims Mikel Arteta sees the forward as a top transfer target for next year.

    Lang, 22, who is also a Leeds and Sevilla target has been valued around the £20million mark.

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