Bayern agree Sane deal

Bayern Munich and Manchester City have agreed a deal for the transfer of Leroy Sane, according to multiple sources.

The 24-year-old winger spent a large part of the 2019/20 season on the sidelines having suffered and ACL injury in Community Shield clash against Liverpool last summer. He had reportedly been on the verge of joining the Bundesliga champions back then, but the injury prompted Bayern to withdraw from the negotiations for the time being.

City sought to take advantage of the situation and convince the Germany international to sign a new contract, but their hopes proved in vain. It seems Sane has long had his heart set on returning to his homeland, unhappy with the amount of game-time he was getting under Pep Guardiola even before the injury.

The transfer fee has been set at a total of £54.8 million (€60m) of which Bayern will pay £44.7m initially. The remaining part should come in performance and trophy-related add-ons.

Newcastle enter Weghorst race

According to a recent report from Bild, Newcastle United have put Wolfsburg forward Wout Weghorst at the top of their wish list ahead of the summer transfer window.

The belief is that Weghorst, who managed to score 16 goals in the Bundesliga this season, could be the answer to the Magpies’ prayers in regards to bringing in a consistent goalscorer.

Newcastle are going to face some stiff competition for his signature, though, most notably in the form of fellow Premier League side Arsenal. The North East outfit could have the edge if they’re able to get the Premier League to agree to their proposed takeover, but if it all comes down to reputation, Weghorst may choose to favour the Gunners.

Both of these clubs are in desperate need of big spending during the window and nobody can deny that, but they have to first see how the rest of the PL season turns out for them.

Leicester set to battle for Ajer

According to a recent report from Calciomercato, Leicester City are set to battle it out with AC Milan in the race to try and sign Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer in the transfer window. The 22-year-old Norwegian has made quite the impression in the Scottish Premier League, to the point where it feels like just a matter of time before he goes elsewhere.

In Leicester and Milan, you have two clubs that are desperate to relive their glory days. The Foxes are on the verge of heading back into the UEFA Champions League, whereas Milan want to know what it feels like to be one of the biggest clubs in Italian football again.

Whether or not Ajer will be able to consistently thrive in a much more competitive league than the SPL remains to be seen, but you can bet these two sides are willing to take the gamble on him.

Chelsea interested in Sankoh

According to a recent report from Calciomercato, Chelsea have entered the race to try and sign Stoke City youngster Mohamed Sankoh. The 16-year-old sensation is considered to be one of the most exciting teenage prospects in the Championship, but if the Blues are serious about securing his signature, they’ll have to work for it.

One thing that people cannot deny when it comes to Frank Lampard’s tenure as manager is that he’s been giving young players a chance to shine in the first team. While someone like Sankoh probably wouldn’t go straight into the starting XI, he’s the kind of talent that they could nurture and bring up through the youth system for a few years.

Lampard is quite clearly considering his long term options with the club, and that’s going to serve as music to the ears of fans around the world. He knows what kind of team he wants to build, and he isn’t afraid to do it.

Tottenham entertain Moura for Milik swap

According to a recent report from Corriere dello Sport, Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is ready and willing to include Lucas Moura in some kind of swap deal that could see them sign Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik. The future of Milik is believed to be uncertain, with there being just one year remaining on his current contract with the Italian giants.

Tottenham, on the other hand, are eager to add some more attacking options to their ranks, with Mourinho being happy to let Moura go in the name of boosting his chances of signing someone like Milik.

This upcoming transfer window is going to be key for Jose Mourinho as he tries to win back some of the Spurs fans that aren’t all too convinced by his start to life as manager in North London. If they can sign Milik, that’d be a huge statement of his intent as we look ahead to the future.

Bellingham to Borussia Dortmund hopes increase?

According to a recent report from Sky Sports, the future of Birmingham City star Jude Bellingham could play a role in Manchester United’s potential negotiations for Jadon Sancho. The 17-year-old is now free to sign a professional contract with the Blues, but he’s instead on the verge of deciding whether or not to join Borussia Dortmund or the aforementioned Manchester United.

Given the nature of the potential negotiations, the expectation is that this could free up room for Sancho to head over to Old Trafford and Bellingham to make the jump over to Germany. United have yet to make an official approach for Sancho but their confidence in getting a deal over the finish line is clear for all to see, and now, it all comes down to whether or not the money is right.

It’s going to be a busy summer window for United, and fans will be praying that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets it right.

No Chelsea offer for Gomes?

“I can elaborate to the point that it’s never been mentioned on my end. That’s it. ” said Lampard.

Those are the words of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard who has denied reports suggesting that the club have put in an offer for Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes.

The teenager is set to become a free agent today after failing to come to terms on a contract extension with the club, and reports had previously suggested that the Blues would be ready and willing to put forward an offer to try and bring him to Stamford Bridge.

As it turns out, it doesn’t seem like that’s the case at all – but given he’s about to go into free agency, it probably won’t be too long before we see the offers flooding in for him.

There’s no guarantee he won’t re-sign with United, either, if they’re able to put forward an improved offer for him.

Less Common Online Blackjack Side Bets

A while ago, we told you something about the most popular Blackjack side bets. Still, we haven’t mentioned much about the ones that are not that common in online casinos. This is not Blackjack for dummies, so we will skip the part where we explain what Blackjack is and how it can be played because we feel that there are more than enough articles about that particular topic.

Additional bets are used to spice things up a bit, so that players do not have to concentrate on beating the dealer, getting 21, or going bust. Most of you probably know a lot about the popular side bets, including 21+3, variations of Pairs, and insurance bets. Still, now we will introduce some of the side bets that are not that common in the game.

Hot 3

Those of you who had the pleasure of playing online Blackjack at Evolution Gaming tables probably know what Hot 3 side bet is. For gamers who are still to visit these tables, this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the side bet in question. According to the rules, the Hot 3 side bet can be made the moment you place your blackjack bet. All wins are based on your first two cards, and the dealer’s up card.

All cards will count as they do in Blackjack, even the Ace, which will count both as 1 and 11. To win, players need to collect from 19 to 21 points in the first three cards, and there are some variations when it comes to how much you get paid if, for example, you get three sevens, a suited 21, 21 points, 20 points, or 19 points.

Lucky Lucky

The side bet in question is quite similar to Hot 3, and it depends on the first two cards of the player and the dealer’s upcard. However, there are some differences when it comes to paytables since we have Suited 7-7-7, Suited, 6-7-8, Unsuited 7-7-7, Unsuited 6-7-8, a Suited total of 21, Unsuited total of 21, a total of 20 and total of 19.

Royal Match

Introduced both with single and multi-deck blackjack variants, Royal Match is one of those side bets that are not that common but can be found in plenty of online casinos. The trick is to land the first two cards of the same suit, and here you can win a 5:2 payout. If you get a King or a Queen with the same suit, you will be paid 25:1. As for the suited Blackjack, players will receive a payout of 5:1. These payouts are usually used for Multi-deck variants. In a single deck Blackjack variant, payouts are lower, with 3:1 payouts for suited cards, which is also called the Easy Bet, and 10:1 payout for the Royal Match.

Lucky Ladies

If you see the title of this side bet, you could presume that it has to include Queens, but you would be only partially right. The goal is to get the first two cards so that their amount is exactly 20. It would be even better if those two cards are Queens of Hearts, which will not be that easy to accomplish. If you do manage to land such two cards, you will enjoy a mouthwatering win of 1,000:1, so the prize equals the risk, but only if two Queens come with 21 coming from the dealer’s hand.

If the dealer does not have a blackjack, the winning amount will drop to 200:1. If we go further down, players can get a 25:1 payout for a matching suit and rank or 20:1 for the suited 20. Finally, for any total of 20 players will win a 4:1 payout.

Super 7s

Here, you should concentrate on getting only sevens, since every 7 in your hand will secure a payout. If you are lucky enough to get a Lucky Seven as your first card, the win will begin at 3:1. New sevens will further increase the winnings, while suited sevens secure the biggest payouts. For one pair of suited sevens, you can get 100 to 1. Three sevens will get you 500:1, while three suited sevens will result in a mind-blowing payout of 5,000:1.

Over 13, Under 13

The final side bet we will mention in this text is Over 13, Under 13, and it is pretty straightforward since the title explains so much. Such a bet can be found mostly in 6 and 8 deck Blackjack tables. Players need to bet on their hand to be either higher or lower than 13. This mostly counts on your hunch. Of course, it is important to remember that if you get 13 in your hand, it will be considered a loss.

Both teams to score at Real Betis vs Villarreal 7/10 for Wednesday’s La Liga showdown

Competition: La Liga

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 7/10 @ Bet 365

Suddenly skyrocketing up the La Liga standings, European chasers Villarreal will make the trip to an empty Estadio Benito Villamarín on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, putting in another sluggish display and hit with a 4-2 hammering against Levante on the road over the weekend, Real Betis find themselves in the midst of a real struggle since returning from the enforced break. Picking up just four points in their five June contests, Los Verdiblancos have failed to build off of their stunning 2-1 win against league leaders Real Madrid prior to the break. While Alexis Trujillo’s men might be continuing to struggle with some rather glaring issues at the back, Wednesday’s hosts are unbeaten in their last four La Liga contests at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. It is also worth highlighting that four of Betis’ last five matchups on home soil have seen both teams find the net by the final whistle.

As for the visitors, picking up a thumping 2-0 win against Valencia on the weekend, Villarreal find themselves in the midst of a real purple patch. Skyrocketing up to fifth and in pole position to secure a European return, the Yellow Submarine are unbeaten in their five La Liga matchups since return from the enforced break, collecting four wins on that stellar run. With the mood in their camp at a season-high and really starting to shine in the final third, Villarreal should also be boosted by their most recent meeting against Wednesday’s hosts. When the two sides faced off earlier in the season, Javier Calleja’s men landed a thumping 5-1 win and will make the trip to Betis confident of making another statement in midweek.

Bet: Both teams to score at Real Betis vs Villarreal 7/10 for Wednesday’s La Liga showdown @ Bet 365

Debry 2/1 to beat Preston in Wednesday’s Championship matchup

Competition: Championship

Market: Derby win

Odds: 2/1 @ Bet 365

With a play-off spot at the top of their agenda, a high-flying Derby will make the trip to a downbeat Deepdale on Wednesday evening.

Starting with the hosts, putting in another toroid display in what was a 3-1 hammering at home against Cardiff over the weekend, Preston have continued to show a string off issues either side of the enforced break. Despite shocking many across the Championship after what was a stellar opening half of the campaign, Alex Neil’s men have lost four of their last five outings and have collected just a single point out of a possible 15. Freefalling out of the play-off spots and enduring what has been by far their most worrying spell of the season so far, the Whites have also shown some recent issues at Deepdale. Including that hammering against Cardiff on Saturday, the former Norwich boss has seen his side lose three of their last four matchups on home soil, a run that also saw them hit with another 3-1 defeat at the hands of QPR.

As for the visitors, while Preston might be in the midst of a real crisis, Derby find the mood in their camp at a season-high. Firing themselves back into the play-off picture and really finding their feet under former PSV boss Phillip Cocu, the Rams have won their last four Championship matchups on the bounce and have a growing reputation for their performances in the final third. Marking their return from the enforced break with what was a dramatic 3-2 win against play-off outsiders Millwall, Derby have landed back-to-back wins away from Pride Park and they should also be boosted by their most recent meeting against the midweek hosts. Picking up a deserved 1-0 win when they faced off against Preston back in November, there is no doubt that Derby will be looking extend on their recent purple patch this week.

Bet: Debry 2/1 to beat Preston in Wednesday’s Championship matchup @ Bet 365