Veteran goalkeeper Artur Boruc is set to go on playing into his forties for Bournemouth.

The 39-year-old has signed a new 12-month contract with the Premier League club, who have confirmed the exit of long-serving midfielder Marc Pugh.

Pugh's departure was first announced last month, allowing him to say farewell to supporters before the season's end, and the 32-year-old departs after scoring 56 goals in 312 appearances for the Cherries.

But Boruc remains part of manager Eddie Howe's plans, almost five years after he joined from Southampton, and the former Celtic man will again compete with Asmir Begovic for a regular start in the 2019-20 campaign.

Bournemouth announced the Polish shot-stopper's contract extension on their website, and Boruc, who turns 40 next February, tweeted: "It’s official! One more year."

West Ham have signed Millwall goalkeeper David Martin - the son of a Hammers great.

The shot-stopper's father is Alvin Martin, one of West Ham's all-time most popular players having made 596 appearances from 1976-1996, with Martin moving to the London Stadium on a two-year contract.

Martin, 33, said: “Signing for West Ham United is a dream, both for me and my family. I’ve grown up around West Ham and to come to my boyhood club is a dream."

He added on West Ham's website: “I came to games as a kid as one of the supporters in the stands at the Boleyn Ground. I loved watching my dad play, and I’ve continued coming to games throughout my career.

"The fans at West Ham are brilliant and it’s fantastic to be a part of this great club."

Martin faces a battle to win the starting jersey next season, given Lukasz Fabianski and fellow new-signing Roberto appear to be blocking his path.

He said: “I’ve always been an enthusiastic and positive person - I’ll always go into training every day with that attitude to compete with Lukasz (Fabianski) and Roberto."

The Hammers have sold Swiss international Edimilson Fernandes to Bundesliga club Mainz.

The 23-year-old was loaned out to Fiorentina last season, playing in a side that narrowly avoided relegation from Serie A.

Now he heads to Germany to further his career, which began in Switzerland with Sion before he was recruited by West Ham for a reported £5.5million in August 2016.

West Ham announced the sale on their website and said Fernandes, who made 48 senior appearances for the Hammers, had moved permanently for an undisclosed fee.

Fernandes told the Mainz website: "I'm now excited for the challenge of playing in the Bundesliga and to play in front of the Mainz fans."

Jorginho feels it would be "sad" were Maurizio Sarri to leave Chelsea after a single season in charge.

Sarri led the Blues to a third-place finish in the Premier League and his side thumped Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final in 2018-19.

Chelsea also reached the final of the EFL Cup, losing to Manchester City on penalties, but the club's fans regularly aired their disapproval over Sarri's tactics.

Jorginho followed Sarri to Stamford Bridge from Napoli last year but the midfielder could be about to see his boss return to Italy, with Serie A champions Juventus said to be ready to appoint him as Massimiliano Allegri's successor.

Italy international Jorginho, though, hopes Sarri remains in charge of Chelsea for 2019-20 and warns the Napoli fan base could feel "betrayed" if he moves to Turin.

"It would be sad because I think he did a good job," Jorginho told a news conference of rumours Sarri could leave.

"We finished third in the Premier League, we won the Europa League and we reached the EFL Cup final despite all the critics.

"It was a good first season in Chelsea. It would be sad for everyone.

"The Napoli fans still have him in their hearts; it's normal that they could get angry. They could treat it as a betrayal; they're like that. We'll see what happens."

Emerson Palmieri also feels Sarri should stay in London for a second season.

"It's difficult to talk about that," the defender said of the speculation. "I think he had - and we had - a good season.

"It's not been easy, but he has to stay at Chelsea. Never say never in football, though. We have to keep on doing our job."

As well as Sarri, Jorginho was criticised by sections of the Chelsea support for his perceived negativity in possession in his first term in England.

However, the 27-year-old believes he has proved his doubters wrong.

"I received a lot of criticism maybe because in England they are not accustomed to seeing a playmaker with my skills," he added. "Because I'm not a physical player but I think more about playing the ball.

"It was difficult for them to understand it because the results were not good. They needed to find someone to blame. But I always believed in myself and I kept going. At the end, I showed to everyone that they were wrong."

Louis van Gaal believes Wayne Rooney was "over the hill" by the time he had taken over as Manchester United manager.

United's record goalscorer Rooney was skipper under Van Gaal at Old Trafford and scored 29 goals across all competitions in the Dutchman's two seasons in charge.

However, Van Gaal felt he did not see the best of Rooney during his time at United and seemingly questioned his approach away from football.

Speaking to the Guardian, he said: "I'm sorry but he was over the hill. But in spite of that he was one of my best players.

"You can say nothing about his professionalism as a player in the training sessions or on a pitch. 

"Outside the environment of the training pitch and the stadium is different. I made him my captain because I want to control that life outside.

"I think we don't succeed totally."

Van Gaal feels United's post-Alex Ferguson struggles are mainly due to the club being unable to freshen up the first-team squad.

The former Barcelona boss signed the likes of Angel Di Maria, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay during his tenure but hinted the club's hierarchy did not necessarily land the targets he wanted.

"The problem begins with, of course, that Manchester United was never refreshed. I think when you are a manager you have to refresh every year to keep the team-building process going," he added.

"I didn't always get the players that I want. That's the problem. There is [executive vice-chairman Ed] Woodward and his right hand is [head of corporate development] Matt Judge. 

"Judge I met once in a while but not too much. And there was the head of scouting. That was the structure, but you are always dependent on Woodward and Judge.

"I thought always Manchester United can buy every player because they have a lot of power. 

"Seemingly a few players were not reachable for Manchester United. I cannot understand but it was like that."

On Di Maria specifically, Van Gaal felt the Argentina international – who lasted just one season in the Premier League before joining Paris Saint-Germain – was not suited to English football.

"I was satisfied, because he was a creative player, but I had other players on the list. Di Maria had a problem with the English football culture and the climate," he said. 

"You cannot buy players and know, for sure, that they can deliver. You cannot know because football is a team sport.

"I always ask a player where he wants to play. For him it was wing, wide and mostly left. In the Argentina team he plays on the left. I started with him there. 

"He was not performing that well, to a level you could expect from an 80million-pound player. I believe, then, I have to see if another position is better for him. 

"I have played him left winger, as the 10, second striker and on the right. Then the critics say he is having to play in too many positions. I gave him all the chances that there were to perform well."

Stephan Lichtsteiner said goodbye to his Arsenal team-mates and the club's fans in an emotional social media message on Monday.

The veteran Switzerland full-back joined the Gunners on a one-year deal ahead of the 2018-19 campaign after leaving Juventus.

However, Lichtsteiner started just 10 Premier League games and suggested after the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea that remaining at Emirates Stadium next season was unlikely.

Arsenal have yet to officially confirm the 35-year-old's exit, but he took to Instagram to thank the club and wish the team well for next season.

"Dear Gunners, we were close to add [sic] an important chapter to this amazing club's history. But to be close ... is unfortunately not good enough. This is hard to accept. I'm very disappointed," he wrote.

"It was our objective to bring Arsenal back on the highest international level and to win trophies. Both belong to this great club. I wish my team-mates, my coach and his staff, all hard-working employees and all Gunner fans simply the best! 

"I'm confident our team can complete our mission next season! I loved to be a part of this club. It was a great challenge and experience without a happy end, unfortunately. 

"Thank you very much for your overwhelming support! It was much appreciated!"

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are starting from scratch next season and warned his side will have more than just an "amazing rivalry" with Liverpool to contend with.

City completed a Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup treble in the 2018-19 campaign, edging out the Reds by a solitary point in the top flight.

Liverpool also finished the season with silverware as they defeated Tottenham 2-0 in Saturday's Champions League final in Madrid.

The two are expected to be the main protagonists in the title race again next term, but Guardiola – speaking to reporters at the basketball match between Manresa and Real Madrid – insists City will have plenty of company in the battle for supremacy.

"We have an amazing rivalry, but not only with them [Liverpool], there are five other strong teams and that's why the Premier League is so tough," he said.

"Next season we will start from scratch and we'll see what happens."

The former Barcelona boss also answered questions on current Blaugrana coach Ernesto Valverde, whose future at Camp Nou came under scrutiny after a humiliating Champions League semi-final loss to Liverpool and defeat in the Copa del Rey final to Valencia.

Barca did retain their title in LaLiga, though, and Guardiola offered his backing to Valverde.

"Away from the great friendship that we have, Ernesto is spectacular," he added.

"He's done a very good job. Sure he lost the Champions League, we all did.

"[He's in charge of] a team that has won two league [titles] in a row and plays good football, I'm happy that he's staying.

"Barcelona continue being loyal to his style." 

Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer spoke of his desire to one day see Jurgen Klopp take over as head coach at the Allianz Arena.

Klopp's reputation as one of the world's best coaches was enhanced further after he guided Liverpool to Champions League glory in a 2-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

En route to the final in Madrid, Klopp's side defeated Bayern in the last 16 and Beckenbauer stated his admiration for the former Borussia Dortmund boss after that tie.

And Beckenbauer, who represented Die Roten as a player and coach, is eager to see Klopp return to Germany in the future with Bayern.

"I wish for nothing more than that one day he will come to Bayern," he told Bild.

"That would fit... for me he is one of the world's best coaches. What he started in Dortmund he has refined with Liverpool."

Beckenbauer also expressed his belief that managing a team in the Premier League is more difficult than in the Bundesliga.

"I think a job in England is going to rob you of your strength," he added.

"You have even more responsibility as a so-called manager at a Premier League club than a coach in the Bundesliga."

Uli Hoeness reiterated Bayern Munich's chances of signing Manchester City winger Leroy Sane are unlikely due to the "insane" sums it would require for a deal happen.

Sane's future at the Etihad Stadium has been the subject of much debate in recent months and he has been linked with a big-money to Bayern, who are in the market for reinforcements following the exits of veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Reports in Germany suggest a first bid of €80million has already been rejected by City and Bayern president Hoeness said last week that the "financial framework is difficult".

That was a theme Hoeness revisited when discussing a potential move for Germany star Sane with Kicker.

"You have to be a bit sceptical," he said.

"It's unlikely that it will work. It's about the sums of money [involved]. They're insane."

Sane scored 10 Premier League goals and provided as many assists as City retained their title last month.

Hugo Lloris has urged Tottenham not to "throw everything in the bin" after the painful Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

Spurs went down 2-0 to the Reds in Madrid on Saturday and a close season of uncertainty may follow, with speculation over manager Mauricio Pochettino's future refusing to subside.

Captain Lloris said it is important Tottenham continue to show season-by-season improvement and not allow the disappointment of defeat to hinder their progress, but he believes there should not be a direct comparison with Liverpool, who avenged their own Champions League final loss to Real Madrid 12 months ago.

"It is difficult to compare both projects," Lloris told reporters. "There is one club who sets out to win every competition in which they play, and that is not the case with Tottenham.

"We work and try to stick with the philosophy of the board, manager and the club. We look to improve every season and we have shown improvements year after year, so we now cannot throw everything in the bin after a Champions League final defeat. 

"It's been a big step for the club and the only thing we can look to do is come back stronger next season."

Pochettino's future is likely to be determined by a seeming lack of options across Europe, with previous links to Manchester United and Madrid going cold following the respective appointments of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane.

Serie A champions Juventus are seeking a new coach but Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is the favourite to take over at Allianz Stadium.

France international Lloris believes such rumours are par for the course, adding: "It is normal to have speculation around all the best managers. 

"I am sure he has an idea of what he wants and only he can talk about that."

When asked if there were concerns Spurs' squad could be broken up after the defeat, the World Cup winner replied: "I think it was painful for everyone. 

"To bring Tottenham to a Champions League final will never match the feeling of winning it, but it is a very positive thing and we have to build from that in the future to take the club to where it wants to go."

Eden Hazard's seemingly imminent move from Chelsea to Real Madrid looks set to kick off a busy close-season of transfer activity ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

Hazard has made no secret of his desire to join Los Blancos and despite Chelsea's two-window transfer ban - which the club are appealing against - he is expected to complete his switch soon.

Madrid are likely to spend heavily on reinforcements for Zinedine Zidane's squad after a deeply underwhelming season and Hazard could be the first of a new batch of 'Galactico' signings by the LaLiga side.

But who are the other big-name players likely to be involved in extensive transfer sagas before the big kick-off? Omnisport picks out 10 players who will be making the headlines...


ANTOINE GRIEZMANN

Some players are coy about their transfer wishes, preferring to let their agents do the talking for them with interested parties in private. That is not the case for Antoine Griezmann, though. After mulling over his Atletico Madrid future in excruciating detail in a television documentary a year ago, where he announced his intention to stay, the World Cup winner has now revealed he wants to leave.

Barcelona remains his most obvious destination but, after Griezmann pulled out of a seemingly done deal 12 months ago, the Catalan club may be unwilling to negotiate with him again. That could open the door for Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain, with Atleti reportedly keen on Edinson Cavani as Griezmann's successor.


NEYMAR

Another bout of Neymar rumours seems inevitable, with the Brazil superstar having again been unable to fire PSG to European glory after once more seeing his season disrupted by injury. Madrid are regularly linked with Neymar, but the expected arrival of Hazard may negate the need for him, especially given Vinicius Junior's exciting emergence. Incredibly, given the fractious circumstances in which he left, Neymar has also been linked with an improbable, if not impossible, return to Barca.


PHILIPPE COUTINHO 

For Barca to launch a move for Neymar they will certainly have to raise funds, with Philippe Coutinho the most likely to make way. He has been unable to justify the outlay, reportedly an initial £105 million up front, with Ernesto Valverde seemingly preferring Ousmane Dembele as the third member of his attack, along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Coutinho could return to the Premier League with Chelsea among his suitors - despite a potential transfer ban - as well as PSG.


PAUL POGBA

After Jose Mourinho's departure, Paul Pogba initially seemed reborn under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, his form tailed off and he was involved in a confrontation with a fan after their home loss to Cardiff City on the last day of the Premier League season. United need to revamp Solskjaer's squad and Pogba is their most sellable asset. Madrid have long been touted as the midfielder’s next club, while a return to Juventus has also been suggested for the France international.


PAULO DYBALA

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Turin was always likely to be bad news for someone – and it was Paulo Dybala who suffered the most. The Argentina attacker is still regarded as one of world football's brightest lights, but at 25 he cannot afford another season on the periphery. Massimiliano Allegri's relationship with Dybala was strained, so he will await the appointment of a replacement with interest, but his future may lie away from Juve. Bayern Munich and Manchester United are reportedly keen.


NICOLAS PEPE

Only Kylian Mbappe scored more Ligue 1 goals in 2018-19 than Lille's rising star Nicolas Pepe, with PSG reportedly ready to snap up the star man of the side who finished a distant second. Ivory Coast international Pepe could further his growing reputation at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, with Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all said to be interested in the 24-year-old forward.


LUKA JOVIC

Eintracht Frankfurt can look forward to banking a huge profit if Luka Jovic completes an expected move away, with the Bundesliga side having only paid a reported €6m to trigger a purchase option as part of his loan deal from Benfica. Jovic's goals were instrumental in Frankfurt's run to the Europa League semi-finals but he will surely be playing in the Champions League next term. Barcelona scouts were seemingly spotted watching him earlier in the season, but Madrid have reportedly identified the Serbia striker as a long-term replacement for Suarez. Eintracht can expect to receive a fee around 10 times what they paid for Jovic.


KYLIAN MBAPPE

PSG have strongly insisted they do not have to sell Neymar or Mbappe to meet Financial Fair Play regulations, but it is not out of the question that both forwards leave the French capital. Mbappe would likely command a new world-record fee, with the striker having suggested he is ready for a new challenge elsewhere when he collected the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award recently. Mbappe's asking price would rule out almost everyone, with Madrid in a small group of clubs who could afford him, although he undoubtedly has the potential to be the best player in the world. Manchester City have previously been linked, too.


MATTHIJS DE LIGT

Defenders are not usually as in-demand as Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, but the teenager is a one-off talent. De Ligt's strong leadership saw the Dutch side reach the last four of the Champions League, with Lucas Moura's dramatic late goal for Tottenham denying Erik ten Hag's team a place in the final. De Ligt's club and country team-mate Frenkie de Jong has already agreed to join Barca and the centre-back has long been expected to follow. Still, just about every big club in Europe would be keen on signing De Ligt, if they have the funds required.


GARETH BALE

Former Madrid coach Fabio Capello has said Madrid have €500million to spend, so they have to raise funds somewhere. The most obvious place to start is with Wales star Gareth Bale, whose relationship with Zinedine Zidane appears impossible to repair. Reports in Spain claimed Bale would be happy to see out his contract if necessary, but United continue to be linked with offering him a route back to the Premier League. A romantic option would be to go back to Tottenham, but huge expenditure on a shiny new stadium likely rules them out as a destination.

Could Daniel Levy be about to loosen Tottenham's purse strings?

According to the Mirror, Tottenham are set for a spending spree to ensure manager Mauricio Pochettino does not quit.

Pochettino has been linked to Juventus and Manchester United, and the Argentinian is in a strong position after leading Spurs to their first Champions League final – without signing a player in 2018-19.

 

TOP STORY – SPURS TO SPLASH THE CASH

Show me the money is the message from Pochettino, and chairman Levy is set to listen.

Tottenham have already reportedly had bids rejected for Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso and in-demand Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

After two consecutive windows without spending anything, Spurs are also eyeing Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon and Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to reports.

With the new stadium built and finally occupied, Pochettino may now have a substantial transfer kitty to preserve Tottenham's position in the Premier League top four.

 

ROUND-UP

- Inter boss Antonio Conte could be about to finally link up with Romelu Lukaku. After Conte saw Lukaku snub Chelsea for Manchester United in 2017, the Belgium striker is prepared to take a pay cut to join Inter, according to Sport Mediaset. The €70million transfer fee is reportedly a sticking point, with the Serie A side willing to offer Ivan Perisic as part of a potential deal.

- Real Madrid will not have it easy when it comes to their pursuit of Christian Eriksen. Per AS, Florentino Perez and Levy met prior to the Champions League final with Eriksen believed to be on the agenda. The Tottenham midfielder is a target for Madrid, who are looking to overhaul their squad with Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester United star Paul Pogba. Madrid's interest in Pogba could see the Spanish giants offer Gareth Bale as part of a swap, according to The Times.

- LaLiga champions Barcelona are apparently nearing a transfer for Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno. Sport say Barca are in negotiations to sign the 28-year-old, who has a €120million release clause.

- According to Tuttosport, Maurizio Sarri will have a decisive meeting with Juventus on Wednesday. The Chelsea coach is reportedly poised to succeed Massimiliano Allegri and a potential switch to Turin could see the Italian champions raid his former club Napoli for star defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Juve have also been linked with an €85m bid for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.

- It looks like Manchester United will have to spend big to prise Manchester City target Joao Felix from Benfica. The Portuguese champions are demanding more than £100m, according to Correio da Manha.

Manchester United need to sign more world-class players if they want to compete in the Premier League and Europe, according to Nani.

United are facing a big off-season after failing to qualify for the Champions League, having finished sixth and 32 points adrift of winners Manchester City in 2018-19.

Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have already confirmed their Old Trafford departures, while the futures of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, David de Gea and Juan Mata are uncertain.

United have been linked with Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, Benfica sensation Joao Felix, Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to rebuild his squad.

Nani was part of the last United team to win the Premier League in 2012-13 and the Portuguese star has been left saddened by the club's struggles.

"United need more world-class players. Change something, attitude on the pitch," Nani – who plays for Orlando City in MLS – told Omnisport.

"I remember from my time with [former manager] Alex Ferguson, a lot of games we weren't playing our best, we weren't playing beautiful football but in 15 minutes we played with our hearts and to score goals.

"We run, fight for each ball. That's the way we get all the results. They must have more desire to win every battle on the pitch, every ball, every challenge because just like that they're going to improve."

Nani, who won four Premier League titles and the Champions League among other trophies before leaving United permanently in 2015, added: "It's hard to do well when the past is still there. All the big names and important people who made the club achieve so many trophies, they left.

"Now, most of them are still around but not doing what they were doing in the past like coaching or playing. Now, they need to build a new strong team, a new strong mentality. This takes time. This has been the problem at Manchester United at the moment."

"I keep track. It makes me sad for the club, the players. It's not the moment of United. Maybe for next season they can do much better," the 32-year-old continued.

"As a team, they are not a strong team. They must know that. Obviously, it's still a young team too and maybe the club need to sign some top, experienced players to keep United among the best clubs in the world, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

"Because at the moment, we can't compete with them because they are stronger. But in one season, everything can change."

Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December and the club favourite's interim appointment sparked a rejuvenation as United stunned PSG to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

However, United only won two of their last 12 matches in all competitions – the Red Devils ending the Premier League without a victory in five games – as Solskjaer signed a permanent three-year deal.

"He's been there in the past," Nani said when asked if Solskjaer can lead United back to glory. "Obviously he has a different role now but he knows the mentality and how the club achieved what they have.

"But he has some good stuff to show the players, to change the mentality, to take them on the right way to fight for all the competitions. And try to be as quick as possible, the old United."

Virgil van Dijk wants to see Liverpool push on from their Champions League success by challenging for more trophies next season.

Liverpool secured their first trophy since 2012 by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday.

The Reds were close to a drought-breaking Premier League title, but fell just short to Manchester City despite securing 97 points.

Van Dijk, the PFA Players' Player of the Year, hopes the win in Europe can lead to even further success for Liverpool.

"It's not like we're going away," the star centre-back told UK newspapers.

"In July it starts again. We're going to try everything we can to be challenging for the title, challenging for the Champions League but also for the cups.

"We definitely want to have these nights more often."

Despite an incredible season, Liverpool went into the decider against Spurs at risk of finishing the campaign without a trophy.

Van Dijk, 27, said there was no doubt his team deserved some silverware this season.

"If we didn't get anything this season we would definitely have been disappointed because of the way we played throughout the whole season. We deserved something," he said.

"But to be able to win the Champions League, the biggest club competition in football, is something special.

"To write history for this group of players, the staff, all the fans, and everyone who was involved, is something to be proud of."

Liverpool have paraded the Champions League trophy through the city's streets.

Jurgen Klopp broke his Anfield silverware duck as his Reds won 2-0 in Saturday's final against Tottenham in Madrid.

A sixth European Cup crown was secured thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and substitute Divock Origi.

Liverpool's celebrations look set to continue for some time, though key defender Virgil van Dijk is among those who will have to cut them short for international duty and the Nations League Finals.

"It's amazing, it's really special. I'm really proud to be sitting on this coach but hopefully we will have more days like this," Van Dijk said. "I expect a lot but this has already surpassed my expectations.

"Half an hour [sleep] maybe but it's all worth it. I am not sure I will get much tonight either. Tomorrow I will have to focus more because I am back in training with Holland and we face England.

"I shed a tear at the end of the game. I am proud of the team. Proud of these boys. It's just amazing."

Tens of thousands of Liverpool fans lined the streets of the city as players including Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson soaked up the atmosphere.

Liverpool can now enjoy a well-earned break before the start of the 2019-20 Premier League season and their UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea in August.

Kieran Trippier accepts he does not deserve to be in England's squad for the Nations League Finals due to his poor Tottenham form.

Trippier was one of the stars of the 2018 World Cup, shining in the Three Lions' run to the last four and opening the scoring in their semi-final loss to Croatia with a stunning free-kick.

But the right-back's performances have since dipped and he did not make the cut for Gareth Southgate's squad, with Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold preferred to battle it out for the right-back berth.

Trippier tasted further disappointment on Saturday when his Tottenham side lost to Liverpool in the final of the Champions League and the 28-year-old knows he has to improve.

"If the manager selects me to play, I will always give everything I can," the defender told Sky Sports.

"Everybody makes mistakes - I have made plenty this season but I am the one to own up to them. I have had plenty of interviews about my performances this season and it has not been good at all. I am the first one to say that.

"I had a good chat with Gareth. I am grateful for all the opportunities he has given me. I know what I need to do to get back into that England team. I know I need to be playing better and, rightly so, I am not in the squad because I have not been performing well.

"Trent and Walks have been doing unbelievable this season. They deserve to be playing and I don't. It's as simple as that and I know that for a fact.

"I need to regroup now at the end of the season and get fully fit and try and catch Gareth Southgate's eye. I am the first one to know if I played badly. It is something you can learn from. I am happy the season is gone. The England situation is a tough one to take but I am willing to accept Gareth's decision."

Trippier has been linked with leaving Tottenham ahead of 2019-20, with Juventus and Napoli both reportedly keen to take him to Serie A.

"I am happy to be here [Tottenham]," he added. "It is a great squad. In football things happen so quickly. I have had a great few years here.

"But it is just one of them. I will enjoy my rest, come back in pre-season and have a talk with the manager and see what is next."

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