GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
Manchester United will land a huge cash windfall if West Ham join them in the top four this season.
SunSport understands there’s a clause in Jesse Lingard’s deal which will net United a £500,000 bonus if they secure Champions League football.
The agreement could help West Ham seal a permanent transfer for the 28-year-old, who is valued at around £20m and also wanted by Borussia Dortmund.
Elsewhere, SunSport report on Rangers and Brighton registering an interest in Reading star Josh Laurent over a potential transfer this summer.
And SunSport also understands Aston Villa, Spurs and Newcastle are targeting Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin at Portuguese side Vitoria.
Centre-back Mumin, 22, who joined from Danish side Nordsjaelland last year, would cost about £15million.
An England national team coach has been axed by the FA after being involved in a boozy car smash.
Goals guru Allan Russell, 40, who worked with Harry Kane in the 2018 World Cup, was a passenger in his Audi RS6 when it rammed a Vauxhall injuring its driver.
He was fined £2,000 after admitting letting his brother Simon drive who was twice the limit and had no insurance.
A friend said: “He was a happy-go-lucky guy. He’ll never be the same.”
In match action, a brace from Roberto Firmino helped Liverpool beat Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford.
Before the game, fans staged a fresh anti-Glazer protest at Old Trafford, which passed by largely without incident.
A Liverpool ‘team bus’ was blocked by pedestrians in the city but proved to NOT have any players on board.
The squad arrived without incident with United driving in seven hours before kick-off.
Everton drew 0-0 at Aston Villa in the other Premier League match.