Paulo Fonseca ‘advanced Newcastle talks’ as Dembele seeks Toon transfer, Lukaku injury BLOW, Haaland to Chelsea latest


SunSport can exclusively reveal Romelu Lukaku faces a month out – dealing Chelsea a serious blow in the title race.

The club’s record £97.5million signing twisted his ankle during Wednesday’s 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo.

And he now faces three to four weeks on the sidelines during a key part of the season.

After a tough run of fixtures, the Premier League leaders have a favourable spell with games again Norwich, Newcastle, Burnley and Leicester.

But with Timo Werner also injured, Chelsea are now without a recognised striker.

Meanwhile, Man Utd or Chelsea will reportedly have to cough up £575,000-a-week to secure Erling Haaland’s signature.

He looks likely to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the campaign when a £64million release clause kicks into his deal.

Now ESPN say whichever club win the race will need to fork out over £30m per year to Haaland.

However, they also state that his wage demands have not put the big guns off from pursuing a swoop.

Finally, former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is interested in returning to the Premier League to manage Newcastle, according to reports.

Should the Spaniard return to England to manage the Magpies, he’d be reunited with ex-Belgium assistant Graeme Jones.

According to The Guardian, Belgium boss Martinez is open to replacing Steve Bruce – who was sacked yesterday – as Newcastle manager.

But there’s a host of names being looked at, including former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.