Cristiano Ronaldo cautioned by police for smashing fan’s phone

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been cautioned by Merseyside Police after he was found to have smashed a young fan’s phone following a defeat to Everton in April.

The striker played 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park, after which video footage appeared to show Ronaldo slapping a phone out of a 14-year-old boy’s hand – making contact with the teenager in the process.

Ronaldo apologised to the fan afterwards and attempted to invite them to Old Trafford, interviewed by police under caution in relation to alleged assault and criminal damage.

Merseyside Police have now confirmed that Ronaldo has been cautioned over the incident.

“We can confirm that a 37-year-old man voluntarily attended and was interviewed under caution in relation to an allegation of assault and criminal damage,” a statement read.

“The allegation relates to an incident following the Everton v Manchester United football match at Goodison Park on Saturday 9 April.

“The matter has been dealt with by way of conditional caution. The matter has now concluded.”

Ronaldo is also understood to have paid compensation to the fan in question.

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Transfer rumours: Man Utd turn to Casemiro; Ronaldo-Morata swap deal

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has suddenly emerged as a late target for Manchester United after their approach for Adrien Rabiot collapsed over wages. But it is already suggested the Brazilian isn’t interested and there has been no offer to Los Blancos.

United have been knocked back by Brighton for Moises Caicedo, who the Seagulls say isn’t for sale.

Atletico Madrid could offer Alvaro Morata to Manchester United in an exchange deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, who Erik ten Hag is now willing to let go. But Morata is happy at Atletico and Diego Simeone has also expressed the player will ‘continue’.

Forgotten Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has told the Blues he wants to leave. Newcastle are interested by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has asked him not to seek a permanent transfer and settle for a loan instead.

Newcastle have also expressed interested in signing Chelsea pair Conor Gallagher and Christian Pulisic, as well as keeping an eye on Armando Broja. But the Magpies only have room for one loan signing and are financially limited over permanent transfers.

Pulisic is also attracting interested from Juventus, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan, while Chelsea won’t make a decision over Gallagher until the Frenkie de Jong saga is concluded.

Barcelona have no interest in accepting Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot as some kind of part-exchange. The Old Trafford are attempting to sign Frenkie de Jong and have also been linked with Blaugrana right-back Sergino Dest, who worked with Erik ten Hag at Ajax.

Lawyers acting on behalf of Memphis Depay have met with Barcelona as his proposed move to Juventus nears completion.

Nice are interested in taking out of favour Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe on loan and are hoping to sign former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani as a free agent. The Ligue 1 club have also offered €10m for Blackburn forward Ben Brereton Diaz.

Everton have rival interest in Brereton Diaz and could resurrect their deal for Idrissa Gueye.

Scott SaundersGraeme Bailey & Toby Cudworth bring you Talking Transfers, discussing Erik ten Hag wanting to sign five players before the transfer window closes, and Man Utd’s attitude to selling Cristiano Ronaldo. Available on all audio platforms and the 90min YouTube channel.

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Arsenal will loan back-up goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson to Alanyaspor in Turkey.

Sevilla have moved away from West Ham-bound Thilo Kehrer and have instead agreed a €20m fee with Bayern Munich for emerging French centre-back Tanguy Nianzou.

Crystal Palace are trying to sign Ismaila Sarr from Watford. Palace are additionally battling Bournemouth over a potential deal for Bristol City’s Antoine Semenyo.

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Everton vs Nottingham Forest: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Everton welcome Nottingham Forest to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon for the first time in this century.

The Toffees lost their last meeting in 1999 and have begun the modern campaign with a pair of defeats. Forest responded to a toothless top-flight return on the opening weekend with their first Premier League victory in 23 years against West Ham last Sunday.

Here’s everything you need to know about this long-awaited reunion.

Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)

Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00

Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00

Where can you watch Everton vs Nottingham Forest Highlights?

Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Everton: 4 Wins
Nottingham Forest: 1 Win
Draws: N/A

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Everton: LWWLL
Nottingham Forest: LDDLW

Everton team news

Yerry Mina limped out of Everton’s defeat to Chelsea on the first weekend of the season with an ankle sprain that is set to sideline the burly Colombian for two months.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin didn’t even make it to the first game of the campaign before sustaining a knee injury. The forward is scheduled for a return in mid-September but Ben Godfrey (fibula) and Andros Townsend (knee) aren’t expected back until after Christmas at the earliest.

Tom Davies returned to the fold against Aston Villa last weekend but had to replace Abdoulaye Doucoure when he hobbled off with a hamstring problem. Fellow midfielders Andre Gomes and Allan are also doubts.

The dearth of midfield options may encourage the Everton hierarchy to accelerate their attempts to acquire Idrissa Gueye’s services.

Everton Starting 11: Pickford; Holgate, Coady, Tarkowski; Patterson, Onana, Iwobi, Mykolenko; McNeil, Gordon, Gray
Bench: Begovic, Keane, Davies, Alli, Coleman, Vinagre, Rondon, Mills, Gbamin

Nottingham Forest team news

The imposing centre-back Moussa Niakhate missed the final ten minutes of Forest’s first victory of the season last weekend holding his right hamstring, leaving the former Mainz defender a doubt this Saturday.

Ryan Yates has been part of Forest’s academy for a decade and a half but hasn’t featured for the club this season while he nurses a minor knee injury. Omar Richards had been a Forest player for a matter of weeks before suffering a hairline fracture which continues to sideline him.

Nottingham Forest Starting 11: Henderson; Worrall, Cook, McKenna; Williams, Mangala, O’Brien, Toffolo; Lingard; Johnson, Awoniyi
Bench: Hennessey, Biancone, Mbe Soh, Surridge, Mighten, Cafu, Taylor, Hammond, Colback

Everton may be one of three teams without a point from the season’s opening fortnight but that status belies the encouraging spells – particularly defensively – the Toffees have had in each match.

While few would begrudge Forest their first Premier League win in two decades, West Ham had a goal chalked off by VAR, hit the woodwork twice and missed a penalty.

Frank Lampard’s side have scarcely enjoyed such good fortune this season but their luck could change against a Forest side without the benefit of a raucous home crowd.

Prediction: Everton 1-0 Nottingham Forest

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Chelsea transfer notebook: Pulisic interest; Jorginho dilemma; Gallagher suitors

Chelsea have been fairly busy this summer. Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka have been brought in to bolster the first team, and while the Blues remain on the hunt for at least one more player, it’s time to switch their attention to outgoings.

Manager Thomas Tuchel has a bloated squad full of frustrated forwards and ambitious youngsters who don’t want to sit around on the bench in a World Cup year, and there are plenty of sides across Europe keen to take advantage of that.

There’s a lot to get through. Here’s 90min‘s understanding of the state of play.

Emerson has been targeted by West Ham but also has interest from Serie A sides open to taking the left-back on a permanent deal.

Also heading to Serie A could be Ethan Ampadu. After impressing with Venezia last year, the Welshman has loan offers to return to Italy, while Chris Wilder, who signed Ampadu for Sheffield United in 2020/21, is open to a reunion at Middlesbrough.

Chelsea could listen to offers for Trevoh Chalobah if they manage to bring in Wesley Fofana from Leicester. A new-and-improved offer for the Frenchman is coming.

Scott SaundersGraeme Bailey & Toby Cudworth bring you Talking Transfers, discussing Erik ten Hag wanting to sign five players before the transfer window closes, and Man Utd’s attitude to selling Cristiano Ronaldo. Available on all audio platforms and the 90min YouTube channel.

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Numerous sides have already failed in their attempts to lure Conor Gallagher away. Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham are among those to have been asked to be kept informed if the academy graduate becomes available for loan.

Juventus had been hopeful of signing Jorginho this summer but their failures to offload Adrien Rabiot and Arthur, coupled with the latest injury scare to N’Golo Kante, have left both sides reluctant to discuss a deal.

Chelsea are keen to offload Ross Barkley before the window closes. Everton want a reunion with their former midfielder while Celtic have been offered his services and West Ham are sniffing around. A permanent exit is the Blues’ preference but a loan could be considered later in the window.

Everton are also keen on Billy Gilmour, who could be used as part of Chelsea’s negotiations to sign Anthony Gordon. A loan deal was the preferred move but Everton already have two loanees – Conor Coady and Ruben Vinagre – and are not permitted to make more.

Inter’s 19-year-old Cesare Casadei is on his way to London ahead of a permanent move worth over €15m.

There is also interest in Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, who is available for €60m.

Chelsea are prepared to listen to offers for Christian Pulisic and Man Utd are the latest side to express an interest in a loan move. Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Newcastle have all enquired and the winger is keen to leave in search of regular minutes.

Offers are being welcomed to sell Hakim Ziyech permanently. AC Milan remain interested but would struggle to meet Chelsea’s demands. A loan move cannot be ruled out.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked to leave for more minutes and is available for loan. Crystal Palace, Everton and Newcastle want to keep him in England but the winger also has interest from Borussia Dortmund. He was recently withdrawn from a Development Squad fixture to focus on sealing an exit.

Wolves have made an offer to sign Michy Batshuayi, who is also wanted by Frank Lampard at Everton.

Uncertainty remains over the future of Armando Broja. The Albanian is not thought to be in Thomas Tuchel’s long-term plans but could be kept around due to the lack of striker options currently at Stamford Bridge. West Ham, Newcastle and Everton are all keen and his exit could be either permanent or a loan.

Tuchel is keen on Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but concerns over his price tag could derail a potential move.

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Fulham vs Brentford: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Two of west London’s finest face off on Saturday afternoon when Fulham host Brentford at Craven Cottage.

An hour and a half stroll along the River Thames separates two of the division’s unbeaten sides from the first fortnight of the Premier League. While Fulham consolidated their opening day point against Liverpool with a draw at Wolves, Brentford led Manchester United on a merry dance to the tune of 4-0 last weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know about the first-ever top-flight meeting between these clubs.

Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)

Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00

Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00

Where can you watch Fulham vs Brentford Highlights?

Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Fulham: 1 Win
Brentford: 3 Wins
Draws: 1 Draw

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Fulham: LWDDD
Brentford: LWWDW

Fulham team news

Fulham have lost two creative outlets to knee injuries this summer. Harry Wilson is expected back sooner than Manor Solomon, but the 25-year-old could miss as many as 10 matches by Marco Silva’s estimation.

Andreas Pereira was forced off against Wolves last weekend through injury. Bobby Decordova-Reid also picked up a knock though Silva was keen to downplay the severity of these ailments, insisting they weren’t ‘anything special’.

Joe Bryan’s involvement is more uncertain as he nurses a metacarpal fracture.

Marek Rodak kept his first Premier League clean sheet of the season last weekend as he currently has the edge over summer arrival Bernd Leno in the battle for Fulham’s number one spot.

Fulham Starting 11: Rodak; Tete, Tosin, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Kebano; Mitrovic.
Bench: Leno, Duffy, Cairney, Chalobah, Muniz, Mbabu, Diop, Francois, Stansfield.

Brentford team news

After a blast of four goals in the space of 25 first-half minutes, Brentford avoided any unnecessary injuries as they coasted through the rest of their jolly jaunt against Manchester United.

While Sergi Canos and Kristoffer Ajer are nearing returns from hamstring problems, Ethan Pinnock is set to remain sidelined with a knee injury for the foreseeable future.

Brentford Starting 11: Raya; Roerslev, Jansson, Mee; Hickey, Dasilva, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney.
Bench: Strakosha, Wissa, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Lewis-Potter, Damsgaard, Baptiste, Janelt, Bech Sorensen.

Fulham were able to bloody the nose of a Premier League big boy on the opening weekend but Brentford’s Manchester United mauling was simply the continuation of excellent top-flight form; since the start of March, only three clubs have averaged more points than Thomas Frank’s overachievers.

Brentford could extend that impressive streak at a venue which has proven to be a happy hunting ground in recent years; the Bees have lost just one of their past 19 trips to Craven Cottage across all competitions.

Prediction: Fulham 0-1 Brentford

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