Newcastle beat Arsenal to reduce top-four hopes

Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a huge blow as they were well beaten by Newcastle at St James’ Park. Mikel Arteta’s side needed a win to move above Tottenham into fourth and put them in the driving seat to secure a Champions League spot heading into the final weekend of the season. But…

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Salah, Van Dijk out of Southampton game

Liverpool’s top scorer Mohamed Salah and defender Virgil van Dijk have been ruled out of Tuesday’s crucial Premier League game at Southampton. The pair went off during Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea at Wembley – Salah with a groin problem, Van Dijk with a knee injury. Reds boss Klopp is confident both will return for Sunday’s season finale…

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Mbappe close to confirming Real Madrid deal

Real Madrid are confident Kylian Mbappe will announce his decision to join them from Paris St-Germain within the next fortnight, reports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The 23-year-old’s contract expires this summer and BBC Sport reported in April he had agreed terms with Real Madrid. PSG were prepared to offer the forward a 150m euros signing-on fee to keep him at the…

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