Press Gossip - 2021

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Saturday's Newspapers:
20th March 2021



daily telegraph
Jose Mourinho is fighting an uphill battle to keep his Tottenham Hotspur job past this season and not even success in the final of next month's Carabao Cup final will guarantee his safety.
Mourinho refused to talk to his Spurs team after their woeful Europa League exit.
Manchester United have yet to table a formal contract offer to Paul Pogba despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting there have been "discussions and talks" over a new deal for the France midfielder.
Tammy Abraham has suffered an injury scare in training and will be assessed ahead of making a comeback this weekend as he bids to make the European Championships with England.
An Indonesian-led consortium is in advanced takeover talks to buy Oxford United.
Roman Abramovich has defended his record for firing managers and reaffirmed his commitment to the club in a rare interview from the Chelsea owner.


daily mail
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to offer star striker Kylian Mbappe a whopping £25m annual salary in a desperate attempt to keep him at the club, according to reports in France.
Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen is unlikely to extend his loan spell from Roma into next season following the terrifying machete attack at his home in Greater Manchester this month.
Dario Gradi is set to be stripped of his place in the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester after the former Crewe manager's conduct was criticised in the FA's independent review into child sex abuse.
Crystal Palace are attracting fresh interest from potential investors, having secured their Premier League status for a ninth successive year.
Former Manchester United managing director Mike Farnan is looking to buy an EFL club with his global sports agency Redstrike.
The PFA's appointment of Maheta Molango as chief executive is being challenged in the latest extraordinary outbreak of infighting at the players' union.


daily mirror
Thomas Tuchel has revealed he had clear-the-air talks with Tammy Abraham to convince him to never stop fighting.
Jose Mourinho would cost Tottenham £25m to sack him and pay up the remaining two years of his contract.
Pep Guardiola hailed Erling Haaland as the Champions League draw put Manchester City up against the striker he wants to sign this summer.
David Moyes is excited at the thought of making plans for a West Ham campaign in the Champions League.


the sun
A fraudster who splurged more than £175,000 on a bank card belonging to Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez has been jailed for eight years and three months.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pushing to get Paul Pogba signed up on a new contract and keep him at Old Trafford.
Eric Bailly plans to snub his new Manchester United contract offer after being left out of the Europa League win over AC Milan.
Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Thiago Silva to extend his £110k-a-week contract.
Timo Werner is reportedly set to refuse a potential swap deal involving Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.


daily express
Julian Nagelsmann is reportedly viewed behind the scenes at Spurs as the ideal replacement for Jose Mourinho, should the Portuguese be dismissed of his duties.
Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, crown prince of the state of Johor in Malaysia, has announced his intention to purchase a minority stake in Manchester United.
Manchester United are not prepared to pay more than £43m for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to reports.
Edinson Cavani has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Boca Juniors over a summer transfer as he sets his sights on an early exit from Old Trafford.
Inter Milan star Christian Eriksen has distanced himself from any speculation he could return to Tottenham in the near future by describing how happy he is at the Nerazzurri.
Antonio Rudiger has reportedly told Chelsea to shelve plans to discuss a contract extension until after the European Championships.


daily record
Aberdeen are keen to land Scotland star Declan Gallagher - even though they still have to appoint a new manager.
Graham Alexander has urged Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly not to give up on his European Championships dream despite the disappointment of missing out on the latest Scotland squad.
Ofir Marciano is desperate to secure a final farewell at Hampden to thank supporters properly at the end of his five-year love affair with Hibs.



Real Madrid and Barcelona are both ready to challenge Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea for the signature of Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (AS - in Spanish)

Haaland wants to leave Dortmund this summer and is eager to move to Real Madrid. (ABC - in Spanish)

Manchester United are interested in Barcelona's Guniea-born Spain Under-17 midfielder Ilaix Moriba, 18. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are ready to offer French striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, a new 30m euro (£25.8m) contract to ward off interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool. (L'Equipe via Mirror)

Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, and Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, are on Barcelona's shortlist of potential summer transfers. (AS via Sport Witness)

Juventus are continuing to monitor Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's situation, with the 28-year-old France international's deal set to expire in June 2022. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

The Red Devils have yet to make a formal contract offer to Pogba despite holding talks about his future at Old Trafford. (Telegraph - subscription required)

It would cost Tottenham £25m if they sack manager Jose Mourinho. (Mirror)

Mourinho will be sacked by Spurs if they fail to qualify for Europe this season, with RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester's Brendan Rodgers candidates to replace him. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham are not willing to pay Carlos Vinicius' £36m buy-out clause but will offer £17m to make the Brazilian striker's loan move from Benfica permanent. (Mail)

Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 26, will turn down a new contract at Manchester United after being left frustrated at his omission from the team for Thursday's Europa League win against AC Milan. (Sun)

Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen, 31, is unlikely to extend his loan spell at Everton and will return to Roma at the end of the season after he and his family were threatened with a machete during a break-in at their home earlier this month. (Mail)

Barcelona will offer Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, a lifetime contract this summer in a bid to keep him at the club but ask him to take a pay cut. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

West Ham are yet to discuss a permanent move for Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, who is currently on loan at the Hammers. (Football London)

Napoli are interested in Liverpool's Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas, 24, who has made only six appearances since joining last summer. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Liverpool and Tottenham have both indicated an interest in signing American striker Matthew Hoppe, 20, from Schalke. (Transfermarkt - in German)

Brighton boss Graham Potter says he will sit down at the end of the season with Danny Welbeck, 30, to talk about the ex-England forward's contract. (Brighton and Hove Independent)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is being considered by Napoli as a replacement for Gennaro Gattuso. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
21st March 2021



the sun on sunday
Manchester United are eyeing a £50m-plus summer move for Wolves star Pedro Neto.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Manchester United are talking to Edinson Cavani about a new deal.
Inter Milan have joined the clubs keeping tabs on striker Sergio Aguero's Manchester City future.
Cristiano Ronaldo faces a £17m tax hit if he re-joins Real Madrid - unless on just a one-year contract.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford faces six weeks out in a Euros scare for England.
Police are carrying out Covid spot-checks on the Premier League's Euro stars to ensure they self-isolate.
Arsenal target Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord has reportedly caught the eye of Leicester and Leeds after having his transfer fee cut to £10m.
Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez is reportedly open to offers from other clubs as speculation continues about his future, with Leeds and Everton interested.
Sheffield United want to tempt Slavisa Jokanovic back to England to lead them back to the Premier League at the first try.
Chris Wilder wants to get back quickly into management - but it will cut his Sheffield United pay-off when he does.


daily star sunday
Chris Wilder will be offered the West Brom job if current boss Sam Allardyce leaves in the summer.
Liverpool have been left 'horrified' by Virgil van Dijk's plan to return from injury and represent the Netherlands at the European Championships in the summer.


sunday times
Georginio Wijnaldum has chosen to leave Liverpool at the end of the season to join Barcelona.
Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough admits his players will be hurting when the Euro finals take place in the summer.


mail on sunday
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has told the club he is not interested in opening talks over a new contract until after Euro 2020, according to reports.
Eric Bailly is reportedly set to turn down a contract extension at Manchester United after being left feeling 'furious and disrespected' by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being left out of the team to play AC Milan.
Manchester United's new shirt sponsor TeamViewer suffered a share slump on Friday as concerns over the cost of the sponsorship deal mounted.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is unlikely to add to Jose Mourinho's problems on Sunday with the midfielder set to delay his return from injury until after the international break.
Matteo Guendouzi has no future at Hertha Berlin and will be sent back to Arsenal once his loan move finishes this summer, with the German club fuming over his 'stubbornness' and 'failure to take advice', according to reports in Germany.
Rangers players will consider whether to stop taking the knee prior to Sunday's Old Firm derby with Celtic as they await action against the racist abuse suffered by Glen Kamara and Kemar Roofe.


sunday express
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has reportedly made it his personal mission to sign Erling Haaland this summer.
Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, crown prince of the state of Johor in Malaysia, has announced his intention to purchase a minority stake in Manchester United.
Reports in Spain claim that Liverpool are in advanced negotiations with Argentine free-agent Ezequiel Garay over a shock move to Anfield.
The world's most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is being lined up for a shock return to Athletic Bilbao.


sunday mirror
Manchester United are preparing for contract talks with defender Luke Shaw.
Tottenham and Arsenal have been approached to see if they have any interest in signing winger Lucas Vasquez from Real Madrid.
Christian Pulisic would be 'ideal' for Liverpool if he ends his time at Chelsea, according to former Reds keeper Brad Friedel.
Liverpool favourite Dirk Kuyt has outlined his dream to sit alongside Steven Gerrard as assistant manager in the Anfield dug-out.
Mikel Arteta wants Gareth Southgate to use Bukayo Saka sparingly - if at all - with England during this international break after his recent hamstring troubles.


daily record
Celtic loanee Olivier Ntcham's Marseille spell has went from bad to worse as he was substituted at the break for the third time in as many games.



Manchester United are preparing to start contract talks with in-form left-back Luke Shaw, with the 25-year-old Englishman enjoying his best run of form at the club. (Mirror)

The Old Trafford club are also eyeing a £50m-plus summer move for Wolves' Portuguese winger Pedro Neto, 21. (Sun)

The Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, has agreed a pre-contract deal to join Barcelona on a free transfer when his Liverpool contract expires this summer. (Times - subscription required)

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 27, may not play again this season because of a side strain, putting his participation in this summer's European Championships in doubt. (Sun)

Leicester and Leeds are interested in signing Turkey midfielder Orkun Kokcu after Feyenoord cut the 20-year-old's asking price to £10m. (La Razon via Sun)

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, has told the club he is not interested in opening talks over a new contract until after Germany's involvement in Euro 2020. (Athletic via Mail)

Tottenham and Arsenal have been approached to see if they have any interest in signing Real Madrid's Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez, 29, from Real Madrid. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba is set to join Real Madrid after the Spanish giants offered the 28-year-old £165,000-per-week and a £17m bonus. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing everything to keep Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 34, at Old Trafford next season despite him tipped for a move to Argentina and Boca Juniors. (Mirror)

Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder could be set for a quick return to management with West Brom in the summer. (Star)

Liverpool are in advanced talks with former Real Madrid defender and ex-Argentina international Ezequiel Garay, 34, who is a free agent after leaving Valencia last summer. (El Gol Digital, via Express)

Sevilla are keen to sign Tottenham's Colombian centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 24, as a potential replacement for 22-year-old Frenchman Jules Kounde, who is wanted by both Manchester United and Arsenal. (Team Talk)

Napoli's efforts to reduce their wage bill means they will consider selling 29-year-old defender Kalidou Koulibaly for less than the £69m asking price previously set for the Senegal international, who has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Borussia Dortmund are willing to sell 24-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Brandt, who has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal, for £21.5m in the summer. (Bild, via Team Talk)

Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi will return to Arsenal in the summer when his loan deal at Hertha Berlin comes to an end, with the German club deciding not to sign the 21-year-old Frenchman on a permanent deal. (Bild, via Mirror)

Leeds United are keen to offload Portugal forward Helder Costa in the summer and will listen to offers for the 27-year-old. (Football Insider)

Brazil forward Neymar, 29, is close to agreeing a contract extension with Paris St-Germain, with the new deal running until 2026. (Mercato, via Mail)

Barcelona want to move Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho on in the summer and will consider loan offers for the 28-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

AC Milan have made contact with Benfica over a potential £43m move for 21-year-old Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
22nd March 2021




daily express
Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Anthony Martial this summer, according to reports.
Arsenal could finally land Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona - because of a £20m clause in the former Liverpool midfielder's contract.
Tottenham have reportedly put Steven Gerrard on their list of potential replacements for Jose Mourinho, however, Daniel Levy is concerned over his lack of experience.
Manchester United could abandon their search for a new centre-back as a result of Victor Lindelof's improved recent showings, according to reports.


daily mail
Sheffield United reportedly want Slavisa Jokanovic to lead the club back to Premier League next season.
Crystal Palace are reportedly eyeing a deal for Juventus defender Radu Dragusin whose contract at the Serie A champions' expires in the summer.
Roma are becoming concerned with Chris Smalling's fitness after the defender missed his 20th match of the season in the 2-0 defeat to Napoli on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains hopeful that Edinson Cavani will stay at Manchester United next season, despite doubts over his future at the club.


the sun
Egypt have named Mohamed Salah for the Olympics but say he won't play and miss the start of the next Premier League season unless Liverpool agree.
Newcastle are scouting Accrington Stanley's young keeper Toby Savin as they look for bright up-and-coming talent.
Tammy Abraham has suffered a fresh blow in his battle to be part of Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea revolution.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Edouard Mendy will miss Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers because he needs a tooth operation.
Juventus insist "best player in the world" Cristiano Ronaldo is staying put - despite another shock defeat rocking the fading Serie A champs.
Manchester United are eyeing a £50m-plus summer move for Wolves star Pedro Neto.


daily mirror
Mikel Arteta has hailed Martin Odegaard as a leader in his squad after the attacking midfielder helped kick-start Arsenal's recovery at West Ham.
Marcus Rashford will report for England duty despite his latest injury setback.


the guardian
Eddie Jones is facing crunch talks with RFU chief executive, Bill Sweeney, as part of a review into England's poor Six Nations campaign.


scottish sun
Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos has been targeted with vile racist abuse by a Celtic fan online following the Old Firm clash.
Alex Neil has had his odds slashed on becoming Aberdeen's next manager following his exit from Preston North End.


daily record
Both members of the management duo in charge of the Norwegian national side insist Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer must make a move away from the club.
Steven Gerrard admits he's never been so proud of Scottish football after two great rivals united and stood up to racism.


the times
Gianni Infantino, the president of Fifa, has been exhorted by Amnesty International to "take urgent and concrete action" to protect migrant labourers working on 2022 World Cup projects in Qatar.
The Rugby Football Union will decide whether to trigger a break clause in Eddie Jones's contract when it launches a review into England's dismal Six Nations campaign.


Juventus managing director Fabio Paratici says the Italian club intend to keep Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36. (Sky Sport Italia, via Mirror)

Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, has told his agent that he wants to leave Borussia Dortmund if the club, who are fifth in the Bundesliga, do not qualify for the Champions League. (AS)

Liverpool are unaware of any pre-contract terms for Barcelona to sign Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30. (Liverpool Echo)

Manager Mikel Arteta has said Norwegian Martin Odegaard is Arsenal's team leader and has hinted at a permanent deal for the 22-year-old Real Madrid midfielder. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are looking at a move for Juventus's 19-year-old Romanian centre-back Radu Dragusin. (Sun)

Juventus are willing to offer Everton a players-plus-cash deal to lure Italian forward Moise Kean, 21, back to the club. (Tutto Juve via Teamtalk)

Udinese's Argentine goalkeeper Juan Musso, 26, is set to turn down offers from Inter and AC Milan to join Roma. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Belgian side Mechelen want to sign Celtic's on-loan Ukrainian winger Marjan Shved, 23, on a permanent deal. (Sportarena - in Ukrainian)

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out any chance of Hansi Flick replacing Joachim Low as Germany manager. (Welt - in German)

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he turned down an offer from Real Madrid in 2018 while he was in charge of the Serie A side. (Sky Sports Italia, via Mail)

Sheffield United assistant manager Alan Knill has been given an offer to stay at the club following the departure of Chris Wilder. (Sheffield Star)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
23rd March 2021




daily mail
Mikel Arteta has revealed that he is open to the possibility of managing former club Paris Saint-Germain at some point.
Manchester City have employed several rocket scientists as they seek to gain an advantage on their rivals.
The FA has received assurances from FIFA that England's players will not be sanctioned if they take a knee ahead of this week's World Cup Qualifiers.
Steve Bruce has scheduled six days off from nine for his Newcastle squad despite the club being in crisis following the team's surrender at Brighton on Saturday.
Marcus Rashford and Erling Haaland have been valued as the most expensive footballers on the planet in a new study published by the CIES Football Observatory.
Erling Haaland says he's still some way off reaching the levels of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and described the superstars as 'the best players in history'.
Porto legend Paulo Futre was left furious after hearing reports that Chelsea players celebrated after being drawn against the Portuguese side in the Champions League.
Danny Cipriani has joined Bath, with the club set to confirm the signing on Tuesday.
Lions contingency plans are on a knife-edge this week as there has been leadership upheaval at a critical juncture and the RFU are supporting moves to resurrect a tour of South Africa.


the sun
Everton have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.
Jadon Sancho has reportedly flown to Dubai ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League clash with Manchester City to speed up his recovery from a muscle injury.
Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow could be set to declare for the Wales national team after being snubbed by England.
Everton could be offered a player-plus cash by Juventus for their striker Moise Kean.
Tottenham have lined up England trio Dean Henderson, Nick Pope and Sam Johnstone as potential transfers to replace Hugo Lloris.
Gareth Southgate is receiving specialist help from a leading sports psychologist.
Premier League footballer Yves Bissouma could lose his driving licence after allegedly speeding five times on the same stretch of road.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to rival Barcelona for Memphis Depay.
Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign Swedish full-back Gabriel Gudmundsson.


daily express
Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be set to join Liverpool in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Thiago Silva is set to extend his deal at Chelsea for another year.
Barcelona have denied they have reached an agreement with Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum over a free transfer this summer, reports suggest.
Erling Haaland's wage demands have emerged, with Manchester United's new football director John Murtough believing the striker is the perfect long-term replacement for Romelu Lukaku.


daily mirror
Steven Gerrard insists he will "always be there" for Trent Alexander-Arnold after the Liverpool star was left out of the latest England squad.
David Beckham insists playing and living in Miami is a draw for players as his MLS outfit continue to be linked with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.


daily telegraph
Rory McIlroy is to begin working officially with swing coach Pete Cowen.
Several players will admit they had a "bloody miserable" experience on England duty in the review that will determine Eddie Jones' future as head coach.


daily record
Scott Brown is on the verge of agreeing a deal to move to Aberdeen this week where he will become Stephen Glass' No 2.
John Kennedy insists Albian Ajeti is still part of his Parkhead plans despite the striker getting bombed out of the Celtic squad at the weekend.
Highly-rated Thomas Robert is facing a waiting game over a potential move to Celtic amid the behind-the-scenes Parkhead rebuild.


the times
A number of leading black footballers have put themselves forward for the new players' board at the Professional Footballers' Association in a push for greater diversity in the organisation.
Arsenal believe that Martin Odegaard could be open to staying with the club beyond the end of this season.
Uefa is set to hold ballots to decide which fans will miss out on attending Euro 2020 matches this summer after accepting that stadiums are likely to be half-full at most.
Exeter Chiefs say they would reject an approach from the RFU for the director of rugby Rob Baxter as Eddie Jones' future as England head coach comes under increased scrutiny.


daily star
Belgian footballer Tuur Dierckx has been sent to prison for hosting a lockdown party with four other players, according to reports.


scottish sun
Aberdeen are closing in on Stephen Glass as their new manager.


the guardian
Ben Chilwell has said he is looking forward to meeting up with the England squad this week and to battling it out with Luke Shaw over who becomes the first-choice left-sided defender at the summer's European Championship.


Southampton striker Danny Ings, 28, could be a target for Manchester City as as a potential successor to Sergio Aguero. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool could benefit if Southampton do sell Ings as the Reds inserted a 20% sell-on clause in the deal when they sold the England international to them. (Mirror)

Manchester United could offer 23-year-old midfielder Donny van de Beek as a makeweight in potential dealings this summer. (90 min)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is to give his players six days off, and some of his players are surprised the Magpies boss received support from the club as they battle relegation. (Mail)

Zambia forward Patson Daka, 22, who has scored 20 goals in 18 games at Red Bull Salzburg this season, is attracting interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal. (Mail)

Wolves have their set sights on signing Sevilla's Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 26, for less than his £62m release clause. (Football Insider)

Arsenal believe Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, may be open to staying with them beyond the end of his loan spell from Real Madrid, which runs until the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 36, is set to extend his contract with Chelsea by another year. (Express)

Turkish side Galatasaray have offered Crystal Palace's 30-year-old defender Patrick van Aanholt the chance to join them next season. (Mail)

AC Milan have reportedly joined Tottenham in the race to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, this summer. (La Reppublica via Teamtalk)

France defender Raphael Varane says he would like to be joined by Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, at Real Madrid, a player he considers to be "one of the best in European football". (Europe1 via Goal)

Aston Villa are planning to listen to offers in the summer transfer window for 24-year-old forward Wesley. (Football Insider)

Adam Armstrong, 24, is being perused by his former club Newcastle who are keen to bring the striker back to St James' Park from Blackburn Rovers. (Teamtalk)

Inter Milan are considering a move for Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi, 25, to bolster their attacking line-up. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, is nearing a move to Juventus in the summer. (FourFourTwo via Tuttosport)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
24th March 2021



the sun
Real Madrid have reportedly lined up Harry Kane as their major transfer target this summer.
Arsenal are reportedly looking at activating Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez's £68m release clause.
Manchester City are reportedly in talks over a £21.5m move for Brazilian wonderkid Kayky.
Juventus are considering selling Cristiano Ronaldo for a fee of £21.5m.
David Beckham insists his old Manchester United team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing an "incredible job" as boss - and has the strength to withstand any criticism.
David McGoldrick has revealed the Sheffield United players found out about Chris Wilder's sacking on Twitter.


daily telegraph
Manchester City believe the strongest competition in the £100m race for Erling Haaland this summer will come from Real Madrid.
Nice are ready to offer Hugo Lloris a way out of Tottenham this summer with a return to the club where he started his career.
Burnley and Newcastle United are keeping a close eye on Kyle Bartley's situation at West Bromwich Albion.


daily mail
Manchester United could sign Hugo Lloris this summer - while Spurs are weighing up Lille's Mike Maignan as a replacement, reports claim.
Manchester City are taking the major step of installing more than 5,000 rail seats at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos appears increasingly likely to end his 16-year spell at the club and leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Arsenal chiefs believe loan star Martin Odegaard could be willing to extend his time at the Emirates beyond this season.
Southampton's Jannik Vestergaard is staying cool over transfer links to Tottenham but admitted it is 'nice to have a pat on the back from big clubs'.
Leeds fans have reacted furiously to reports that Ezgjan Alioski has agreed to move to Galatasaray.
The PFA have asked an independent lawyer, Peter Crowther of Winston & Strawn, to examine complaints they have received following their recommendation of Maheta Molango as the union's new chief executive.


daily mirror
Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly eyeing a surprise move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi this summer.
David Alaba has reportedly ruled out a switch to the Premier League at the end of the season and has instead set his sights on either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Virgil van Dijk is unlikely to return to action before the end of the season, according to his Netherlands manager Frank de Boer.
Former Liverpool ace Luis Suarez believes the Reds would be better off signing Erling Haaland than Kylian Mbappe.
Barcelona are desparate to offload Philippe Coutinho before he reaches the landmark of 100 appearances for the club in order to avoid paying another instalment to Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.
Atletico Madrid suffered a scare during training on Tuesday after their forward Moussa Dembele fainted and appeared to lose consciousness.


daily express
Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka is being monitored by Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Scott Brown reportedly reached a verbal agreement to join Aberdeen's new management team as a player-coach after turning in a man of the match display in the Old Firm.


scottish sun
Rangers star Glen Kamara has revealed he is in discussions with Ibrox bosses over a new contract.
The SFA has launched an investigation into claims Raith veteran Iain Davidson allegedly made discriminatory comments towards an Inverness player.
Stephen Glass has vowed to roll back the years and make Aberdeen a force in Glasgow once again.


daily record
Former striker John Hartson believes Steve Clarke should be a top contender to take over at Celtic - but may now prefer international management.
Austria's Daniel Bachmann reckons Allan McGregor's Europa League wonder save for Rangers proved that Scotland is home to a selection of the world's most vintage goalkeepers.


Real Madrid are considering a move for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27. (SER Deportivos - in Spanish)

Arsenal are weighing up a move for 26-year-old Real Betis and Argentina defensive midfielder Guido Rodriguez. (Mundo Deportivo via Metro)

Manchester City are in talks with Fluminense over deal worth up to £21.5m for 17-year-old Brazilian forward Kayky. (Sun)

Manchester United are looking at Sevilla's Jules Kounde, 22, and Villarreal's Pau Torres, 24, after deciding the two La Liga defenders should be at the top of their wishlist of centre-backs this summer. (90 min)

United could also make a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 34, to replace David de Gea, with Spurs interested in Lille's 25-year-old France keeper Mike Maignan. (L'Equipe via Mail)

Liverpool, Juventus and Roma are monitoring Nacho's situation at Real Madrid, with the Spain defender, 31, set to enter the final 12 months of his contract this summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, who he managed while at the Italian club. (Talksport)

Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, would be willing to leave Juventus if Real Madrid made an offer to bring the Portugal forward back to the club. (Marca)

Switzerland's Denis Zakaria, 24, is attracting interest from Manchester City, who are monitoring the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder with a view to replacing Fernandinho this summer. (Sky Sports via Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich are in talks with Real Madrid's former Spain right-back Lucas Vazquez, 29, who is out of contract at the end of June. (AS)

Former Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro hopes Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos, 34, renews his contract and retires at the club. (Marca)

AC Milan are keen to make 24-year-old England defender Fikayo Tomori's loan from Chelsea permanent. (Goal)

Burnley and Newcastle are interested in West Bromwich Albion's English centre-back Kyle Bartley, 29, who has one year left on his contract at The Hawthorns. (Telegraph)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
25th March 2021



the sun
Nicky Butt could join Wayne Rooney at Derby after quitting as Manchester United's head of first-team development.
Premier League and Championship clubs have been blasted for claiming £13m of Government cash in just four months to furlough staff.
Chelsea have suffered another injury blow after Italy manager Roberto Mancini confirmed Jorginho is out with a knee problem.
Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has shared his excitement at the prospect of playing alongside Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Liverpool star Adrian is reportedly keen on a return to Real Betis at the end of the season.
Jerry Yates is attracting interest from Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Bristol City ahead of a summer swoop.


the times
The government has ruled out any Premier League clubs being involved in test events in April to avoid giving any team an advantage as the season nears its critical period.


daily mail
Liverpool and Manchester City will spearhead the landmark new study into how footballers' brains are affected by heading as the sport battles to tackle its dementia crisis.
The Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Tottenham next month is set to be used as a test event for the return of fans and a tribute to the NHS following talks between the EFL and the Government.
Premier League clubs are being hit with a £5,000 fine every time a player swaps shirts after a game, with one side already penalised twice.
Tottenham are looking for a cheaper alternative to Nick Pope with Burnley wanting in excess of £30m for England goalkeeper - Wolfsburg's Koen Casteels and Lille's Mike Maignan are both options to replace PSG target Hugo Lloris.
Gareth Southgate has told Harry Kane he will not risk his fitness despite the captain's desire to play a full part in England's World Cup Qualifiers.
A sensational Anfield return for Luis Suarez could reportedly be on the cards if Mo Salah leaves this summer.


daily mirror
Jurgen Klopp has revealed he's rarely resorted to explosive anger in the dressing room during his Liverpool side's recent dismal run that threatens their season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly been bombarding Erling Haaland with calls in a bid to convince him to join Manchester United.
Arsenal are keen to make Martin Odegaard's loan move permanent and Real Madrid's financial problems mean they could be open to a sale, especially with Gareth Bale set to see out the final year of his bumper deal.
Eddie Nketiah has vowed to unleash his "frustration" at being frozen out of the Arsenal first team - and told boss Mikel Arteta he's good enough to be in the Gunners team.
Jack Grealish is at the centre of a major sponsorship battle as four major boot manufacturers compete for his signature.
Aidy Boothroyd is convinced England's young stars can make an impact on the Euros - because they fold up their dirty kit nicely after games.


daily telegraph
The England & Wales Cricket Board is ready to offer IPL franchises a stake in Hundred teams and the Indian board a slice of Asian television rights in a bid to attract superstars such as Virat Kohli to play in the competition.
The British and Irish Lions first Test match against the Springboks could yet be played in front of a crowd of up to 47,000 if the South African Government accedes to a request by the country's leading sports to allow 50 per cent spectator entry for major events.
Bath are expected to announce the signing of fly-half Danny Cipriani later this week.


the guardian
Mason Mount has said England have become more tactically flexible and the Chelsea midfielder believes he is capable of playing in a deeper role for Gareth Southgate's side.
Formula One has been urged to carry out an independent inquiry into allegations of human rights abuses associated with the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Eddie Jones has identified Marcus Smith and Joe Simmonds among a number of potential England debutants this summer, with the head coach set to cast his eye over a dozen prospects in the coming weeks as the Rugby Football Union mulls over his future.


daily express
Chelsea have been linked with a move for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is out of contract with the Serie A club in the summer.
Villarreal defender Pau Torres is open to making a summer move to the Premier League, according to reports.
Real Madrid are adamant they don't want Gareth Bale back at the club, according to reports.


daily star
Manchester City misfit Eric Garcia turned down interest from Arsenal and Chelsea before agreeing to re-join Barcelona.
Barcelona are ready to sell Philippe Coutinho for a mere £35m in the summer transfer window - just three-and-a-half years since forking out £120m to sign him from Liverpool.
Tottenham will hold talks over Erik Lamela's future this summer with Bologna among several clubs weighing up a move.
Antonio Conte could reportedly quit Inter Milan this summer with Manchester United and Tottenham a potential future destination.


scottish sun
Rafa Benitez has ruled himself out of contention for the Celtic job.
Aberdeen have offered Scott Brown a two-year player-coach deal.
Czech boss Jaroslav Silhavy insists he won't hesitate to pick race row Slavia Prague star Ondrej Kudela for the Euro 2020 showdown with Scotland.
Steven Pressley has lifted the lid on his scouting trips to check up on Scotland new boy Che Adams - and how he advised Southampton not to sign him.


daily record
Florian Kamberi is longing to end a 16-month wait for his Albania debut on Thursday - and cue a crack at England as a result.
Former Hearts star Steven Pressley admits former team-mate Robbie Neilson has lost the "credit in the bank" as Tynecastle boss.


Liverpool are interested in re-signing Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, 34. (Fichajes via Four Four Two)

Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa, 32, will play for Benfica next season after reaching an agreement with the Portuguese club. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon doubts the club have the funds to sign Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27, this summer. (Talksport)

Real want to bring Spanish attacker Brahim Diaz, 21, back to the club following his loan spell at AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

However, they are not interested in the return of Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36. (COPE - in Spanish)

Villarreal's 24-year-old Spanish defender Pau Torres would be interested in a move to Manchester United this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

The appointment of John Murtough as football director at Manchester United was a factor in the club's former midfielder, Nicky Butt, leaving the coaching staff of the Old Trafford outfit. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says he has "no news", despite reports the 30-year-old Netherlands international has agreed to join Barcelona when his Reds contract runs out in the summer. (Metro)

Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in signing Spain defender Eric Garcia but the 20-year-old has agreed to return to Barcelona when his contract with Manchester City runs out in the summer. (Star)

Tottenham could consider offers for Argentina forward Erik Lamela in the summer, with Serie A side Bologna interested in the 29-year-old, whose Spurs contract runs out in 2022. (Star)

Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has urged the club to sign England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from West Brom as a replacement for Hugo Lloris. (Football Insider)

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Arsenal should sign Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, on a permanent deal from Real Madrid this summer. (Ringer FC's Wrighty's House podcast via Metro)

Sunderland have begun talks with Wolves to sign English on-loan defender Dion Sanderson, 21, for £2m. (Daily Mail)

French forward Antoine Griezmann, 30, wants to stay and prove himself at Barcelona. (Radio Catalunya via AS)

Barcelona want to sell Griezmann and Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28. (El Confidencial - in Spanish)

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, 22, says he wants to represent the United States at this summer's rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo. (NBC Sports via Evening Standard)

Former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten, 56, says the offside rule should be scrapped. (Sky Sports)

Uefa is preparing to get rid of Financial Fair Play regulations to allow teams greater control over their finances. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Mail)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
26th March 2021



daily telegraph
Manchester United are preparing to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract even if the club finish the season without a trophy amid confidence real progress is being made under the Norwegian.
A Wembley FA Cup semi-final is likely to be the first major footballing event to welcome back a crowd post lockdown - but none of those attending will be fans.
The Six Nations is increasingly likely to remain free-to-air, it emerged on Thursday, as a key adviser to its new private equity partner outlined for the first time its vision to revolutionise rugby.
Surrey want to bring IPL teams to London to play an annual tournament at the Oval in matches worth £1m each as English cricket looks for ways to recover from the financial crash of the Covid pandemic.


the sun
Brentford and Exeter have reportedly pocketed a share of £1m after Ollie Watkins made his England debut.
Lionel Messi is close to signing a new Barcelona contract, according to Barca legend Rivaldo.
Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claims Harry Kane would be "difficult" to sign this summer as the Spanish giants focus their spending on a huge Bernabeu revamp.
Wales are in talks to face France in a glamour pre-Euro 2020 friendly.
Wembley food that should have been eaten at last year's FA Cup final and five England matches is being shipped out to UK food banks.
Chelsea have told Napoli they can land forgotten man Tiemoue Bakayoko permanently for £15.5m, according to reports.
Danny Simpson is reportedly edging closer to earning a contract with Bristol City.


daily mail
Egypt have once again declared they want Mohamed Salah to form part of their final squad for the Olympic Games this summer.
Harvey Barnes is targeting a return to action for Leicester's season finale even though he faces a race against time to make the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton.
Real Madrid signing Cristiano Ronaldo or Harry Kane is very unlikely this summer.
Juventus are reportedly considering an approach for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane with Andrea Pirlo's position as manager under serious threat.
A domestic-only transfer week could return this summer as clubs debate extending the window into September.
Sport's fight against dementia has received a significant boost after the Premier League and Premiership Rugby joined forces for the first time as part of a major campaign.


daily mirror
Martin Odegaard trained alone on Thursday as Norway boss Stale Solbakken "hopes" the playmaker will be available for Norway's clash with Turkey on Saturday.
Eric Bailly has been involved in protracted contract talks with Manchester United about extending his current deal which has 12 months to run.
Real Madrid reportedly have no intention of letting Martin Odegaard leave permanently this summer in news which will come as a bitter blow to Arsenal.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will need to wait until Barcelona offload Miralem Pjanic before he can seal a move to Camp Nou, according to reports in Spain.


the times
Manchester United are ready to offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract this summer, even if they fail to win a trophy this season.
Referees chiefs have told Premier League clubs that they will produce an action plan to "change and improve" the VAR system for next season after numerous controversial incidents during this campaign.


daily express
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir ahead of Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window, according to reports.
Barcelona are reportedly on the verge of signing Lyon star Memphis Depay.
Celtic are hoping to name Roy Keane as manager and make Nicky Butt his assistant, according to reports.


daily star
Napoli could reportedly accept an offer as low as £43m for Kalidou Koulibaly from Manchester United this summer.
Real Madrid are considering reuniting Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack next season, according to reports in Spain.


scottish sun
Rangers' five Covid rule breakers must sweat until Monday to find out their SFA fate.
Ondrej Kudela will not travel to Wales with the Czech Republic squad next week 'out of concern for his safety', claims Slavia Prague's lawyers.


daily record
Robbie Neilson insists his Hearts stars are auditioning for their futures every time they play and everyone failed against Brora.



Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, 33, is set to sign a new contract at Barcelona following the election of new president Joan Laporta, claims ex-Barca star Rivaldo. (Sun)

Arsenal have no chance of signing Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard, 22, on a permanent deal, with the Spanish giants still seeing the Norway attacking midfielder as a key part of their long-term plans. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, will need to wait until Barcelona offload Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, before he can seal a move to the Nou Camp. (Sport, via Mirror)

Inter Milan and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, is also a target for Barca boss Ronald Koeman. (Calcio Mercato)

Liverpool are considered the favourites to land PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen, despite interest in the 22-year-old Dutchman from Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan. (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Goal)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 48, is in line for a new contract even if Manchester United end the season without winning a trophy. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says he did not want to sack Chris Wilder and claims the former Blades boss asked for a £4m fee to resign. (Sky Sports)

Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 24, is ready to sign a new contract with Leicester City this summer. (Sun)

Roma legend Francesco Totti, 44, can now operate as a sports agent after completing his registration in Italy. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt's 25-year-old Portuguese striker Andre Silva. (Marca)

Coach Zinedine Zidane's future at Real Madrid beyond this season remains unclear, amid interest from the French Football Federation. The 48-year-old Frenchman is under contract until 2022. (AS)

Egypt have declared they want Mohamed Salah to form part of their final squad for the Olympic Games this summer, which means he would miss Liverpool's pre-season. (Daily Mail)

Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 26, says he is aware of reported interest from Arsenal. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool have reignited their interest in Real Betis and France forward Nabil Fekir, who was close to joining the Reds in 2018. However, Inter Milan and Rennes are also interested in the 27-year-old. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 28, says it is "always a pat on the back" to be linked to other big clubs after reports Tottenham are interested in signing the Denmark international. (Tipsbladet via Daily Echo)

Manchester United hope Portugal's Bruno Fernandes can help lure his compatriot Pedro Neto, 21, to Old Trafford from Wolves, with winger expected to cost as much as £40m in the summer. (Football Insider)

West Ham and Crystal Palace are both interested in signing 30-year-old midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with Juventus keen to offload the Wales international along with French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, who is is being linked with Manchester City and Barcelona. (Calcio Mercator - in Italian)

Benfica have distanced themselves from reports saying they are close to signing Spanish forward and ex-Chelsea man Diego Costa, 32, who has been without a club since leaving Atletico Madrid in January. (Mail)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
27th March 2021


the sun
Manchester United are open to a sensational return for Jesse Lingard this summer - including talks over a contract extension.
Manchester United ace Brandon Williams blamed his dad for speeding at 85mph in a £50,000 Mercedes as he was slapped with a £1,000 fine.
AC Milan will 'do everything possible' to land Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal.
Manchester City will reportedly fight it out with Barcelona this summer for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot.
Tottenham and Barcelona are being linked with Schalke hotshot Matthew Hoppe.


daily express
Barcelona are ready to push hard for Erling Haaland in the upcoming summer transfer window while Manchester United are said to have submitted a £68.5m bid to sign Marcos Llorente from Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool have made a £17m bid for Torino's Wilfried Singo, according to reports.


daily telegraph
Children are being put at risk by fundamental flaws in the policing of paedophile coaches in football and other major sports, a Telegraph Sport investigation has found.
Gareth Bale's agent has said it is too early to make a decision on where the Tottenham Hotspur forward will be playing next season, days after the player said he plans to return to Real Madrid at the end of this campaign.
The English football authorities are preparing to formally limit heading across all adult training later this year as part of their strategy to tackle the national game's dementia crisis.


daily star
Sadio Mane has insisted he has no plans to walk out on Liverpool - even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool are reportedly targeting PSV Eindhoven's £30m rated striker Donyell Malen in the summer transfer window after Arsenal let him go for £540,000 in 2017.
Chelsea will reportedly consider bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge if they fail to win the race for Erling Haaland's signature this summer.
Paul Gascoigne has been rushed to hospital during Italy's I'm a Celeb after 'dislocating' his shoulder.
Manchester United have reportedly angered Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over their pursuit of Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has launched an astonishing blast on social media, after facing criticism regarding a picture with Samir Nasri.


daily mail
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a £21.4m deal for Porto star Jesus Corona and will be looking to wrap up a move before June.
Arsenal have identified Paulo Dybala as a potential transfer target for the summer, should they fail to agree terms with Real Madrid over a permanent deal for Martin Odegaard.
Newcastle are preparing to launch an £8m bid to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.
Manchester United officials have been left stunned after their plans to broadcast Saturday's first Women's Super League match at Old Trafford to the biggest audience possible hit a bureaucratic brick wall.
Manager Graham Potter faces an inquest from Brighton at the end of the season, even if he succeeds in keeping the club in the Premier League for a fourth season.
Wayne Rooney's relationship with Derby owner Mel Morris has become strained following the collapse of the proposed takeover by Sheik Khaled earlier this month.
Tottenham have launched a mole hunt, with officials seeking to identify players who may have been behind negative stories that have appeared in the media over the last few weeks.
A number of the candidates for the PFA chief executive job have privately expressed surprise that their interviews did not feature questions about the racist abuse directed at players on social media, particularly as it has been such a big issue over the past 12 months.
The Aviva Stadium in Dublin is the venue most likely to be stripped of hosting rights for the European Championship when UEFA confirm their plans on April 7.
UEFA is planning for fans of both clubs to attend the Champions League final in Istanbul by selling smart tickets to supporters on their mobile phones.
The man chosen as the next PFA chief executive has been involved in an investment product aimed at players which offers no legal protection if those paying into it lose their money.
Watford's former technical director Filippo Giraldi has revealed that Manchester United were ever so close to signing Ismaila Sarr last summer.



GUARDIAN
Jordan Henderson is an England doubt for Euro finals, says Gareth Southgate.


scottish sun
Police have urged Hearts fans to stay away from a planned protest at Tynecastle as they insisted they won't hesitate to 'enforce the law'.


daily record
Rangers defender Filip Helander is reportedly attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Leicester and Aston Villa who are interested in a summer move.


Chelsea will consider a move for Belgium and former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, if they are unable to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, this summer. (Telegraph)

Manchester City are also interested in Lukaku, who has scored 59 goals in 85 appearances for Inter Milan. (Calciomercato, via Manchester Evening News)

Haaland's transfer fee this summer has been set by Borussia Dortmund with interested clubs needing £154m in order to have a chance of signing the striker. (ESPN)

Senegal striker Sadio Mane, 28, has dropped a huge hint that he intends to stay at Liverpool - even if Jurgen Klopp's side fail to make next season's Champions League. (Sun)

Sevilla and Roma are interested in Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain are hopeful that Brazil forward Neymar, 29, will sign a four-year contract extension, but Kylian Mbappe's future is uncertain. The France forward, 22, is out of contract in 2022. (Marca)

Manchester United are open to a return this summer for 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is currently on loan at West Ham - and there could be talks over a contract extension. (Sun)

Manchester United have made an approach to sign Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente, 26, for £68.5m. (AS)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly 'very angry' with Manchester United after they entered the race for 24-year-old Spain defender Pau Torres. (El Desmarque, via Mirror)

Liverpool manager Klopp has made one final plea to the club's owners to come to an agreement with Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, over a new contract. (90min)

The Reds are also leading AC Milan and Juventus in the race to sign PSV's Dutch striker Donyell Malen, 22, this summer. (Gazetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Arsenal are the favourites to sign Real Betis forward Nabil Fekir. The Frenchman, 27, has also been linked with Liverpool and Barcelona. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan will "do everything" to sign 23-year-old English defender Fikayo Tomori permanently from Chelsea, says honorary vice-president Franco Baresi. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Standard)

Newcastle United's Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 27, has admitted he would like to 'play in a team that fights more' amid speculation over his future on Tyneside. (Chronicle)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
28th March 2021



SUN ON SUNDAY

Manchester City have put on hold negotiations with Raheem Sterling over a new £320,000-a-week deal.

Gareth Southgate's entire England squad, including senior stars Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Raheem Sterling, face demands over their Three Lions pay from HMRC worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Chelsea starlet Armando Broja claims the decision to snub England for Albania was 'easy'.


SUNDAY MIRROR

England stars are planning to join Norway and Germany in taking a stance against Qatar's human rights record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

David de Gea could be gone from Manchester United in a year with Dean Henderson in line to become Old Trafford's No 1, according to former United keeper Chris Turner.

Gareth Bale's Tottenham future remains unclear after his agent played down the player's comments about returning to Real Madrid this summer.

Gareth Bale came on for the final 10 minutes of the friendly in Cardiff

Didier Deschamps concedes Paul Pogba is "not at his best" as he looks to rediscover top form following his injury lay off.

Liverpool's transfer chief Michael Edwards will again be tasked with finding a club for Marko Grujic.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

England's squad could implement a social-media blackout during the European Championship following the abuse suffered by players this season.

UK Anti-Doping and British Cycling are facing questions from the World Anti-Doping Agency following the emergence of a sample on a rider dating from 2010, which contained traces of a banned performance-enhancing substance.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Ronald Koeman's pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum hit another bump in the road after Miralem Pjanic declared his intention to stay at Barcelona next season.

Newcastle midfielder Miguel Almiron has conceded he wants to play in a team that 'fights more', fuelling speculation he could leave the club this summer.


Edinson Cavani (AP)

Edinson Cavani has been urged to consider leaving Manchester United this summer by a member of Uruguay's coaching staff.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are preparing to lock horns and battle it out for the signature of wonderkid Fabio Blanco.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Liverpool have reportedly made an offer for Kalidou Koulibaly ahead of the summer transfer window, with Jurgen Klopp viewing the defender as the ideal partner for Virgil van Dijk.

Arsenal have reportedly convinced Martin Odegaard that north London is where he wants to stay beyond this summer.

Tottenham go for Danish wonderkid Wahid Faghir as Jose Mourinho faces up to the prospect of losing Harry Kane in the summer transfer window.


THE OBSERVER

Bill Sweeney has assured England supporters that next month's review into their underwhelming Six Nations campaign and the future of Eddie Jones is far from a cosmetic exercise, because the performances left him struggling to sleep at night.


DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Prolific Romelu Lukaku could be up for grabs this summer as Inter Milan look to balance their books.

Arsenal fear Martin Odegaard's transfer price will rocket to £50m this summer.

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he was so close to joining Chelsea in 2017 that he was looking for houses near the training ground - and even an apartment for his mum to stay in.


SUNDAY MAIL

Brendan Rodgers believes Scott Brown could return to Parkhead in the future as Celtic manager.

Steve Clarke is ready to throw Che Adams in for his first Scotland start against Israel on Sunday night.


SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY

Olivier Ntcham is set to return to Celtic in the summer - as Marseille stall on a £4.5m deal.

Scotland's top flight footie clubs claimed up to £540,000 a month for furloughed staff, official figures reveal.


Wales forward Gareth Bale is not in Real Madrid's plans for next season, despite the 31-year-old saying he plans to return to the Spanish club at the end of his season-long loan at Tottenham. (Marca)

Bale could be one of six players Real Madrid allow to leave to help fund moves for Paris St-Germain's 22-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe and 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has asked Blues owner Roman Abramovich to use Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, as part of a swap deal to try to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. (Sunday Express)

England captain Harry Kane says he will not make any decision on his Tottenham future until after the Euros this summer. The striker, 27, has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester City. (Sky Sports)

Talks over a new contract between Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling have been put on hold until the summer, with the 26-year-old's change in agent believed to be part of the reason. (Star on Sunday)

City had begun talks with Sterling over a new £320,000-a-week contract and are also speaking to Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, and Brazilian forward Fernandinho, 35, about new deals. (Sunday Sun)

Manchester United could make a move for Watford and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 23, instead of Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho if they succeed in signing Erling Braut Haaland from the German side. (Sunday Express)

Sarr came "extremely close" to joining Manchester United last summer, according to former Watford technical director Filippo Giraldi. (Goal)

Inter Milan will listen to offers for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, if they are able to sign Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32. (Star on Sunday)

Manchester City will have to pay £103m if they want to sign Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente, 26. (Marca, via Metro)

Real Madrid will sell or loan out 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan at Arsenal, if Zinedine Zidane stays on as the Spanish side's manager. (Football Insider)

Arsenal fear Odegaard's price could rise to £50m by the summer, while the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and PSG could enter the fray for the Real Madrid playmaker. (Star on Sunday)

Uruguay assistant coach Mario Rebollo says it would help the national team if the country's 34-year-old striker Edinson Cavani, who is at Manchester United, "goes to Boca [Juniors] or wherever". (Sunday Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Leeds United's French keeper Illan Meslier, 21. (The National)

Several Newcastle United players have been angered by 27-year-old Paraguay team-mate Miguel Almiron's comments that he would like to "play in a team that fights more". (Football Insider)

Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic has struggled for first-team football at Barcelona but the 30-year-old does not intend to leave the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo)

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal's agent says there have been offers made for the 33-year-old but he will be staying at Inter Milan. (Goal)

England players are considering a social media blackout during this summer's Euros tournament. (Sunday Telegraph)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
29th March 2021



daily mirror
Manchester United have received an initial offer from AC Milan of £12m for Diogo Dalot.


daily express
Manchester United want to sign Erling Haaland this summer, while links to Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele have surfaced again.
Liverpool are reportedly confident Mohamed Salah will stay at the club ahead of the summer transfer window, amid speculation linking the Egyptian star with a move to Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be given a new role by Real Madrid when he retires, according to reports.


the sun
Tottenham have asked Juventus about a shock summer swoop for Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey, according to reports in Italy.
USA boss Gregg Berhalter is convinced Christian Pulisic will play a major role in Chelsea's push for a top four finish.
Roy Keane could bring in Nicky Butt as his No  2 if he gets the Celtic job.
Tottenham star Erik Lamela is wanted by Bologna, the Italian club's chief has confirmed.
Thomas Muller admits he would have 'no problem' quitting Bayern Munich - just like old pal Thiago Alcantara.
Bacary Sagna claims Hector Bellerin is ready to quit Arsenal amid links with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
Liverpool are interested in signing Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir as backup to Alisson Becker.


daily mail
Jermain Defoe says Harry Kane must leave Tottenham if he wants to win trophies for the rest of his career.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos revealed 'embarrassed' Dutch referee Danny Makkelie apologised to him after his incredible blunder which denied Cristiano Ronaldo's last-minute goal against Serbia.
Georginio Wijnaldum has played down his touchline row with Frank de Boer after the Holland midfielder was substituted during Saturday's 2-0 win against Latvia.
St Pauli have agreed to release defender James Lawrence for a crucial World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic after Wales demanded he be allowed to play.


the times
A new ten-year deal for the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup has been agreed by all six of the unions involved and the three domestic leagues, and will kick in next year.
Full stadiums at Euro 2020 matches are a goal for the government and a combination of vaccine passports and lateral flow tests could be used to allow large crowds to attend events this summer, the sports minister has said.


daily record
Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath insists it's time for beleaguered boss Stephen Kenny to quit - and he's suggested Neil Lennon as a replacement.



Real Madrid's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, who is currently on loan at Arsenal, has emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea and Liverpool. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal want to keep Odegaard but have a couple of concerns over the prospects of a permanent deal. (Express)

Germany international Thomas Muller, 31, who has been a target for Manchester United in the past, says he would have "no problem" quitting Bayern Munich. (Times - subscription required)

Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30, Brazilian defender Alex Sandro, 30 and Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, 27, are all tipped to leave the club this summer. (Mail)

Juve are willing to use Dybala, whose contract runs out in June 2022, as part of a swap deal for a number of targets, including Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28. (Football Italia)

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe believes England forward Harry Kane, 27, has to leave Spurs if he wants to win trophies. (Talksport)

Barcelona want to extend 23-year-old France forward Ousmane Dembele's contract beyond his current deal, which runs until 2022. (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester United missed out on signing Dembele last summer but remain interested in the player and are in touch with his entourage. (Sport)

France keeper Hugo Lloris, 34, is unlikely to leave Tottenham this summer, despite his current deal coming to an end in summer 2022. (Football London)

Manchester United have opened talks with AC Milan to discuss the Italian club turning 22-year-old Portugal defender Diogo Dalot's loan move into a permanent switch. (Metro)

Liverpool will prepare a £15m bid to try to sign Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir from Trabzonspor, with RB Leipzig and Sevilla also interested in the 24-year-old. (Express)

Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna says he "would not be surprised" if Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 26, left the Gunners. (Goal)

Serb Aleksandar Kolarov, 35, could leave Inter Milan at the end of the season, with Bologna one of five clubs interested in signing the ex-Manchester City defender. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 31, is set to retire from internationals after this summer's European Championships. (Marca)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
30th March 2021



daily telegraph
Chelsea's plans to try to recruit a new striker this summer do not currently include selling Timo Werner or offering him as part of a big-money bid for Erling Haaland.
Steve Bruce will not be sacked as Newcastle manager despite a frantic day of meetings with club officials after a survey in a local paper suggested 95 per cent of fans wanted him to go.


daily mail
Manchester United have launched an attempt to poach arch-rivals Manchester City's emerging recruitment specialist Stephen Ajewole, a move that could compromise the Etihad club's confidential scouting intelligence.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has leapt to the defence of Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting he will remain the team captain despite storming off the pitch against Serbia.
Liverpool and Leeds United target Lucas Ocampos has addressed speculation of his future at Sevilla, insisting he is 'not thinking of playing anywhere else' right now.
Anthony Martial faces a race to be fit for Manchester United's clash against Brighton due to the injury he has picked up on international duty.
Defender Emerson Palmieri has refused to rule out a potential summer exit from Chelsea.


daily mirror
Liverpool are continuing to keep their options open when it comes to signing a new centre-back in the summer, with RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konate and loan signing Ozan Kabak featuring on a five-man shortlist.
Gareth Southgate reeled off the names of football's world-class strikers - and believes Harry Kane belongs in their company.


the sun
Leicester are reportedly ready to offer Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin £57,000-a-week to sign for them.
Thomas Muller has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League.


daily express
Barcelona have reportedly offered Liverpool midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum a three-year contract as his time at Anfield winds down.
RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer has decided he wants to leave the Bundesliga challengers, putting a host of Premier League clubs on red alert.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not be sold in the summer transfer window despite the possibility of the Frenchman leaving upon the expiry of his contract at the end of next season, according to reports.


daily star
Manchester City are braced for an attempt by Real Madrid to sign rising star Liam Delap.
Tottenham are making plans for the summer transfer window, and have apparently asked Juventus about the availability of Aaron Ramsey.


the guardian
A number of England's cricketers have now linked up with their Indian Premier League teams but it remains to be seen if Jofra Archer will join them after surgery on a finger injury he suffered when accidentally smashing a fish tank in January.
Ian McKinley, the former Irish U20 player who overcame the loss of sight in his left eye to play international rugby for Italy, has announced his final retirement from the sport at the age of 31.


the times
UEFA is set to force through a new Champions League format tomorrow despite opposition from the Premier League and others in Europe.
Nicky Butt has emerged as a contender to become the new coach of the men's England Under-21 side if Aidy Boothroyd vacates the role this summer.
Charles Green, the former Rangers chief executive, was urged to give evidence in a £56.8 million action brought by a financial firm against the club's former administrators.
Hearts risk supporters pulling the plug on their financial backing for the club unless there is "huge change" at Tynecastle, including the removal of manager Robbie Neilson, after a calamitous seven days for the club.
Andy Murray has revealed his wish to become a caddie for a professional golfer when his tennis career eventually comes to an end.


daily record
The wait continues for the five Rangers stars awaiting a verdict from the SFA regarding punishment for attending a lockdown party in February as they face a delay before finding out their fate.
Conor Hazard has admitted he has had a rollercoaster campaign at Celtic but insists he has the belief in his ability and personality to become the long term number one at Parkhead.


scottish sun
Leon Balogun has earned a new deal at Rangers after playing enough games to trigger a contract extension.
Thierry Henry has refused to reveal if he would be interested in the Celtic job.
Scotland could be set to face Holland in a pre-Euros friendly - in Portugal.



Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo are working on closing a deal to bring Argentina forward Sergio Aguero to the French capital when the 32-year-old's time with Manchester City comes to an end in the summer. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona, however, are seen as favourites to land four-time Premier League winner Aguero, who has also been linked with Real Madrid and Juventus. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City could lose another key player this summer with Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 35, also tipped to leave Etihad Stadium when his contract expires. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, 28, has said that it is possible he could leave Anfield for a move to Spain in the future. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are battling it out to sign Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 27, from RB Leipzig. (Bild, via Sun)

Everton are ready to listen to offers for 26-year-old Colombian defender Yerry Mina, with the Toffees keen to generate money as they consider a bid for Napoli's 29-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are not interested in signing Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, despite being regularly linked with the 28-year-old who will leave the German giants in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea and Paris St-Germain have been named as potential destinations for Austria defender Alaba after his agent Pini Zahavi played down suggestions that only Real Madrid and Barcelona are in the race to sign the 28-year-old. (Diario AS, via Mail)

David Beckham-owned Inter Miami, the US side managed by Phil Neville, is up against Major League Soccer rivals DC United in the race to sign former England, Liverpool and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, who has been a free agent since leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor in March 2020. (Mirror)

Barcelona have offered a three-year contract to Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, is considering another season away from Serie A before retiring. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus have joined Tottenham, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in the race to sign 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Menino, who could be allowed to leave Palmeiras for as little as £13m because of financial pressures on the club. (Mundo Deportivo, via Team Talk)

German forward Timo Werner, 25, is confident he can turn his fortunes at Chelsea around and is determined not to leave Stamford Bridge after just one season, having been linked with a possible move to Borussia Dortmund as part of a swap deal for Erling Braut Haaland. (Goal)

Sheffield United are finalising a shortlist for their new manager, with ex-Watford and Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic, 52, and his former assistant Javier Pereira, 54, among their preferred targets. (Sheffield Star)

French defender Malang Sarr, 22, will return to Chelsea at the end of his loan deal with Porto at the end of the season, with both the Portuguese club and player opting against making the move permanent. (Record, via Sport Witness)

German champions Bayern Munich will not extend on-loan Juventus midfielder Douglas Costa's second spell at the club beyond the end of the season. The 30-year-old Brazil midfielder has made just three Bundesliga starts this season. (Goal)

Arsenal are the latest club to show interest in signing Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic, 21, joining the likes of Tottenham, AC Milan, RB Leipzig, Roma and Atletico Madrid in pursuit of the Serbian. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)
 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
31st March 2021



the sun
Manchester City will have to fork out a mind-blowing £600,000-a-week to land Erling Haaland in a package costing over £300m.
Chris Wilder will be Burnley's No 1 choice as manager should Sean Dyche move to Crystal Palace this year.
Aaron Ramsey was back in training with Juventus - hours before Wales' crunch 2022 World Cup Qualifier with the Czech Republic.
Victor Lindelof has left Sweden's squad early and returned to Manchester for 'personal reasons'.
Mohamed Elneny plans to stay at Arsenal and will agree new contract terms this summer.
Liverpool are reportedly leading the race for £42m Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.
Premier League stars are set to face up to referee Mike Dean for another season amid reports he will delay his retirement.
Borussia Dortmund missed out on signing Kylian Mbappe for free just 12 months before his £153m move to Paris Saint-Germain.


the times
Manchester City will consider making a bid for Harry Kane if they are unable to sign their top transfer target Erling Haaland this summer.
The FA is expected to tell UEFA it will plan for Wembley Stadium to be 50 per cent full for the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final but will have the flexibility to increase the capacity at short notice if the government lifts restrictions.
Callum Wilson is hopeful of playing in an 11-a-side practice match at Newcastle United's training ground this week as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Hege Riise will use the forthcoming England internationals to assess her goalkeeping options for the Tokyo Olympics after calling up two of her most experienced players.
The chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board Tom Harrison is a leading candidate to become the next head of the International Cricket Council, the game's governing body.
New Zealand Rugby says it is working to convince players to support its controversial plan to sell 15 per cent of its commercial rights to Silver Lake, a private equity firm from the United States, for £235m.


daily telegraph
Manchester City are prioritising a move for Erling Haaland with Sergio Aguero due to leave in the summer but interest in Jack Grealish is severely complicated by Aston Villa's £100m valuation of the England midfielder.
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard turned to Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny last summer in his search to bring in a new No 1 goalkeeper.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now have to choose between Dean Henderson and David de Gea as Manchester United's No 1 for the rest of the season after giving both a chance to impress.
Liverpool will get the first run at signing Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig this summer as their rivals have other priorities in the window.
Thierry Henry has described Gareth Southgate's plan to discuss a Twitter and Instagram blackout for the European Championships with his England players as "amazing" and revealed his sponsors have supported his own decision to quit social media.
Justin Cochrane has emerged as a strong candidate should Aidy Boothroyd lose his job as England U21 coach.
Luton Town striker James Collins is attracting interest from Preston, Derby and MLS clubs, with his contract due to expire at Kenilworth Road in the summer.
England fear their leading players will quit international cricket if they are not given permission to play in the Indian Premier League.


daily mail
Manchester United's powerbrokers held talks with Edinson Cavani on Tuesday as they look to convince him to stay.
Manchester United have reportedly made a shock bid to sign Manchester City icon Sergio Aguero once his contract at the Etihad finishes this summer.
UEFA's plans to reform the Champions League face being derailed after European clubs dramatically objected to the proposals at the final moment, adding to widespread concerns.
Arsenal players have held talks about the prospect of following the lead of their club legend Thierry Henry and boycotting social media.
Arsene Wenger claims Tottenham can be in a position to offer Harry Kane the ambition he needs after the England captain's future at Spurs was put into doubt last week.
Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Ethiopia descended into chaos on Tuesday afternoon when the referee collapsed on the pitch.


daily mirror
Gareth Southgate is expected to revert to a back three in England's World Cup Qualifier against Poland on Wednesday and will make a late decision on Mason Mount.
Ibrahima Konate and Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett expects "three or four very big deals" for his players this summer as the RB Leipzig star continues to be linked with a move to Liverpool.
Cristiano Ronaldo's angrily-discarded captain's armband is up for auction to raise money for a sick child in Serbia.
Ondrej Kudela may face questioning from police over a racism storm with Glen Kamara after returning to the UK for Czech Republic's World Cup Qualifier against Wales.
Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he will not play in the Olympics as he looks to finalise his future club plans.
Ronald Koeman is not interested in signing Sergio Aguero this summer and instead wants to bring Memphis Depay to Barcelona.


the guardian
The Football Association is deploying psychological profiling to help Hege Riise select the player to replace Steph Houghton as England's captain in friendlies against France and Canada.
Trans women who weigh more than 90kg (14st 2lb) - or are more than 170cm (5ft 7in) tall - could face an assessment by a coach to see whether they pose a safety risk to other players before being allowed to play women's rugby in England.
Organisers of the Women's Six Nations are giving serious consideration to making it a standalone event for the foreseeable future as well as reintroducing a round-robin format.
As the county season prepares to burst into life on April 8 with the first round of Championship matches, the ECB revealed that it is pondering the use of Covid passports once crowds are again allowed into grounds.


daily star
Leeds are one of a number of clubs interested in signing former Tottenham winger Noni Madueke, who has emerged as a top talent with PSV.


daily express
Barcelona are the "most attractive" option to Harry Kane as he "seriously considers" a move away from Tottenham this summer, according to reports.
Marcel Sabitzer is reportedly one of several transfer targets for Tottenham this summer, but Daniel Levy may well have to sell three players to pull off a deal for the RB Leipzig star.


daily record
The Czech FA has explained its "neutral apolitical stance" as players opted not to take the knee ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Wales.
Steve Clarke rounded on critics of Scotland skipper Andy Robertson but hinted it may be time to take spot-kick hero David Marshall out of the international firing line.


scottish sun
Gary Hooper's agent claims Celtic tried to re-sign the striker.
Conor Hazard admits he will need to consider his options if he's not going to be Celtic's number one.



Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, will be targeted by Manchester City if the Premier League leaders fail to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland this summer. (The Times)

Manchester City and Chelsea have both identified Inter Milan's 27-year-old Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku as their back-up choice if they fail to sign 20-year-old Haaland. (Eurosport)

However, City are confident of signing Norway international Haaland this summer as Sergio Aguero's replacement. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, 25, could miss out on a move to Pep Guardiola's side, with City put off by a £100m valuation of the England midfielder. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have made an offer for Argentine forward Aguero, 32, who will leave Manchester City in the summer, with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain also among the clubs to table their interest. (Foot Mercato, via Star)

Barcelona, seen as favourites to to land Aguero, do not see him as a priority signing and rate Lyon's 27-year-old Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, Dortmund's Haaland and Inter's Lukaku as younger, better options. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Forward Lionel Messi, 33, however, has told Barcelona to sign Aguero, with his fellow Argentine's signature a key demand in his own negotiations to extend his stay with the Catalan club. (Football Insider)

RB Leipzig's France Under-21 defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, has already passed some medical tests before a potential move to Liverpool. (RMC Sport - in French)

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah says it is possible he will play in Spain in the future. The 28-year-old Egypt international has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Marca)

Leeds United's record signing Rodrigo, 30, is unhappy at Elland Road and keen to return to La Liga in a bid to try and re-establish himself with the Spain squad. Both Real Betis and Sevilla have been linked with the striker. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, continues to favour a move to Leeds United if he leaves Italian side Udinese this summer, despite interest from Champions League last-16 side Atalanta. (Tutto Atalanta via Teamtalk)

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told French selectors that he will not be available to play at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the Paris St-Germain striker instead keen to focus on deciding his club future. He has a new contract with PSG to consider, while Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all interested in his signature. (Le Parisien, via Mirror)

Burnley will turn to former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, 53, if Clarets boss Sean Dyche, 49 - a target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle - decides to leave Turf Moor this summer. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace, West Ham and Wolves are all monitoring Stoke City's and Australia defender Harry Souttar, 22. (Express)

Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid in recent months, is expected to join Juventus next season. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain remain in the race to sign Rennes 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with the France Under-21 international hesitant about a move to Real Madrid if compatriot Zinedine Zidane does not remain in charge at the Bernabeu. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal, Leicester City and Strasbourg are interested in Valenciennes' 17-year-old French defender Ismael Doukoure. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, is interesting Turkish sides Galatasaray and Besiktas as he nears the end of his contract at Selhurst Park. (Fanatik via Sport Witness)

Sheffield United's Malian midfielder Ismaila Coulibaly, 20, has impressed on loan at Belgian side Beerschot and may be sold before he ever appears for the Blades. (Daily Mail)

Juventus will look to fund a move for 22-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar by offloading fellow Frenchman Adrien Rabiot, 25, and Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 30. (Calcio Mercato)

Newcastle United's Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto, 28, wants to join loan club Eibar on a permanent deal. (Chronicle Live)

Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 28, wants to renew his contract with Arsenal rather than pursue offers from clubs in Turkey. (Yallakora via Football London)

Peterborough United have set a price tag of at least £5m for League One leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris, 26, who has been linked with Bournemouth and Sheffield United. (Bristol Post)

Everton's promising 19-year-old midfielder Rhys Hughes could leave on loan for a Championship side after progressing well in the Toffees' under-23 team. (Liverpool Echo)

Preston North End and Derby County are interested in Luton Town striker James Collins, 30, with the Republic of Ireland international also in demand in the United States. (Telegraph)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
01st April 2021



the sun
Manchester City are still keeping tabs on Lionel Messi - as they prepare to move for Erling Haaland.
Sergio Aguero's former club Independiente will launch a shock free transfer bid for the out-of-contract Manchester City star.
Aston Villa have moved into pole position to snap up Bournemouth whizkid Ajani Burchall.
Everton forward Richarlison has revealed that Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara ignored his apology for the gruesome tackle that left him injured.
Lyon expect Fulham loan star Joachim Andersen will want to stay in the Premier League at the end of the season.


daily star
Ibrahima Konate has already passed some early medical checks with Liverpool ahead of his potential summer transfer from RB Leipzig - despite his worrying record of injuries.
Jose Mourinho has reportedly been snubbed for a second time by Real Madrid starlet Miguel Gutierrez.


daily telegraph
The British and Irish Lions are considering holding a 10-day training camp in both Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey before departing for South Africa.
Former US World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis and ex-Wales manager Jayne Ludlow are two leading contenders linked with succeeding Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro this summer.
Talks have begun to allow England to name a squad larger than 23 players for the European Championship.


daily express
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly been speaking 'effusively' about Harry Kane in private.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly willing to sacrifice Donny van de Beek as part of a swap deal - if it sees the club land Juventus' Adrien Rabiot.
Jesse Lingard will only return to Manchester United permitting he is offered regular football, reports have claimed.


daily mail
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unhappy with the Premier League because Tottenham have just four days to prepare for the Carabao Cup final following the rearranging of top-flight fixtures.
Bayern Munich are targeting a move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son amid negotiations stalling over a new Spurs contract, according to reports.
Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United for Juventus as early as this summer, a new report reveals.
Conor Gallagher will be handed a chance by Thomas Tuchel to prove he is good enough for the Chelsea first team next season, according to reports.
Milan Skriniar remains on Tottenham Hotspur's radar this summer with Jose Mourinho still a huge admirer of the Inter defender, although the north Londoners may be priced out in their chase for the £68m man.
Chelsea could make their third goalkeeping signing in as many years with the Blues boosted by the latest update surrounding target Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Burnley are targeting a summer move for Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry for around £10m.
Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi says playing for his national team comes as a breath of fresh air because he feels he is not trusted at club side Crystal Palace.


the times
UEFA is expected to increase the size of national team squads to 25 for Euro 2020 because of the pressures on players caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
All footballers and their agents have been warned by the Civil Aviation Authority about the potential risks associated with the private charter of aircraft after the death of Emiliano Sala.


scottish sun
Eddie Howe has emerged as the leading contender for the vacant Celtic job.


daily record
Albian Ajeti has just two months to save his Celtic career, according to the Swiss striker's compatriot and former Parkhead ace Ramon Vega.
Clyde boss Danny Lennon has hailed the impact of Celtic loan kid Ewan Otoo and says he has shown a terrific attitude since arriving at the League One club.
Cadbury have launched a new chocolate bar to celebrate Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership title.


Manchester City are keen on bringing both Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, and Borussia Dortmund's 20-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland to Etihad Stadium in the summer. (Sun)

France midfielder Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United as early as this summer, with Juventus keen to re-sign the 28-year-old and willing to consider offloading Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 27, in a swap deal. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Tottenham are confident of keeping England striker Harry Kane, 27, and will not consider selling him to another Premier League club, amid mounting interest from Manchester City and Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich are interested in Tottenham forward Son Heung-min, 28, and are willing to be patient in their pursuit of the South Korean, who is contracted to Spurs until the summer of 2023 and has had a new long-term deal offered to him by the London club. (Football Insider)

Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid remain in the hunt to sign Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, who has rejected two offers of a new contract at AC Milan. (Gianluca di Marzio, via Mail)

Barcelona are seen as favourites to sign 30-year-old defender Georginio Wijnaldum when his contract at Liverpool expires in the summer, but the Catalan club face competition from Chelsea, Juventus and Paris St-Germain. The Merseyside club themselves have not given up hope of keeping the Dutch international. (Marca)

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, 29, says the club have told him and their other out-of-contract players that their futures will not be discussed until the end of the season. (Talksport)

Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, the 27-year-old who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, says he does not feel trusted at Selhurst Park. (Goal)

Leeds United's Spanish striker Rodrigo, 30, has dismissed rumours that he is unhappy at Elland Road and keen to move back to La Liga after just one season. (Leeds Live)

Striker Sergio Aguero, 32, would be the "perfect" signing for Juventus and could emulate the success of his former Manchester City and Argentina team-mate Carlos Tevez in Turin, says Juve great Franco Causio. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Goal)

Boca Juniors striker Tevez, 37, who has a 12-month option to extend his stay with the Argentine giants beyond this summer, is being linked with a move to the US. (ESPN)


Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, is a target for Boca Juniors, the club he support as a child. (ESPN)

Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Vazquez will not renew his contract at the club when it expires this summer, with the 29-year-old Spaniard a potential target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. (ABC - in Spanish)

Nuremberg plan to sign Huddersfield Town centre-back Christopher Schindler, 30, when the German's contract expires in the summer. (Bild, via Yorkshire Live)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is seen as the leading candidate to become Crystal Palace's new manager if 73-year-old Roy Hodgson does not extend his contract beyond this summer. (90min)

Real Madrid have turned Tottenham down after the London club made an approach for 19-year-old Spanish defender Miguel Gutierrez. (DefensaCentral, via Star)

Manchester United are willing to offer 23-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek to Juventus as a part of a swap deal for France international Adrien Rabiot, 25. (Tuttosport, via Express)

Sevilla plan to put a 100m euros price tag (£85m) on Spain forward Bryan Gil, currently on loan at Eibar, to fend off interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal. (AS)

Burnley are plotting a £10m summer move for Middlesbrough's former England Under-21 defender Dael Fry, 23. (Mail)

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is keen to stay at Juventus beyond the end of his contract in the summer, says the 36-year-old's agent Davide Lippi, but the Turin club are yet to offer him a new deal. (Sky Italia - in Italian)
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
2nd April 2021



daily mail
Sergio Aguero is determined to continue his career in the Premier League and Chelsea are in prime position to land this summer's hottest free transfer.
Chelsea have joined Barcelona, PSG and Juventus in the race to sign Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum, according to reports in Spain.
Gareth Southgate has started the agonising process of informing players they are unlikely to make England's squad for the European Championship.
England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd's contract will not be automatically renewed - but he can reapply for the position despite his side's embarrassing exit from the European Championship.
KV Oostende boss Alexander Blessin has emerged as a strong contender for the managerial vacancy at Sheffield United.
Boca Juniors could offer Lucas Torreira a dream move to the club the Arsenal midfielder supported as a boy, according to reports.
Kylian Mbappe has admitted he could leave PSG because he is 'tired' of the French media criticising his performances for the national team.
Premier League clubs are preparing for a summer of staycations - with some exploring training-ground swaps with outfits north of the border.
The Premier League and Football League want the Government to introduce vaccine passports to facilitate the return of fans to stadiums next season.


the times
Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in the permanent signing of Martin Odegaard after it became apparent that Real Madrid would listen to offers to part fund their rebuild this summer.


the sun
Harry Kane is set to stay at Tottenham this summer with the club refusing to let him join another Premier League team.
Jesse Lingard is emerging as a wildcard selection for Gareth Southgate's 23-man Euros squad.
Benfica have entered the running to sign Sergio Aguero, according to reports in Portugal.
Rangers striker Jermain Defoe says Celtic-linked Eddie Howe didn't know how to handle him as a player - and that they had no personal relationship.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal will hold contract talks with striker Alexandre Lacazette at the end of the season.
Roma could be about to hand Maurizio Sarri a return to management following reports of talks between the two parties.


daily express
Brighton defender Ben White is open to joining Manchester United this summer and is eager for a step up in the coming years even if it's not at Old Trafford.
Marcel Sabitzer looks set to leave RB Leipzig this summer with Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United interested.


daily telegraph
Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola and his father Alfe-Inge Haaland have held meetings with Barcelona and Real Madrid amid indications that his current club, Borussia Dortmund, are demanding a transfer fee of £128m this summer.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has resolved to leave Arsenal this summer, with the on-loan midfielder accepting that prospective Premier League clubs see him as a right-back at the very top level.
Crystal Palace are planning a £50m summer overhaul that could still include having to replace manager Roy Hodgson and see them take advantage of what promises to be a buyer's window in the coronavirus-hit transfer market.
Dean Henderson is hoping to retain the Manchester United No 1 spot this weekend as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the biggest decision yet over his goalkeepers.
Europe's biggest clubs have been accused of a "stitch up" over Champions League reforms which pocket them hundreds of millions more than rivals before they have kicked a ball.
The Football Association has been accused of treating women's footballers like "second-class citizens" because the female game has so few resources to help diagnose concussion.


daily mirror
Jack Grealish will return for Aston Villa this weekend with a new asking price of at least £100m on his head.
Tottenham forward Carlos Vinicius almost quit football at the age of 22 as he struggled to ignite his career in Brazil.


daily star
PSG reportedly remain as Lionel Messi's only option should the Argentine leave Barcelona this summer.
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with Sergio Aguero over a potential free transfer this summer - and Mikel Arteta could hold a key advantage in the race for his signature.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a summer transfer for Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.
Arsenal are set to spend the summer overhauling their right-back department.


scottish sun
Eddie Howe has moved closer to being named Celtic's new boss after meeting kingmaker Dermot Desmond.
Celtic striker Patryk Klimala is a target for New York Red Bulls.



Chelsea are favourites to sign Argentine striker Sergio Aguero when he leaves Manchester City in the summer as the 32-year-old is determined to remain in the Premier League. (Mail)

Portuguese club Benfica are the latest club linked with a move for Aguero since it was announced on Monday that he will leave Man City at the end of the season. (Record, via Mirror)

Arsenal and Independiente, the Argentine club where Aguero started his career, are also said to be among the host of clubs - including Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St-Germain - keen to sign him as a free agent in the summer. (Sun)

Liverpool could "muscle in on" Barcelona's pursuit of 27-year-old Lyon and the Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, who will be a free agent in the summer. (Marca)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland's father, Alf-Inge, and his agent Mino Raiola are set for meetings in London with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool on Friday about a move for the Norwegian 20-year-old. The pair have already met with Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool, however, are not expected to further pursue any move for the sought-after Haaland and Chelsea remain the most likely English club to land his signature. (Football Insider)

Dortmund want at least 150m euros (£128m) for Haaland, which would make him the third most expensive player of all time after PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. (Guardian)

England striker Harry Kane, 27, will be staying at Tottenham this summer because the club will not let him join a Premier League rival and do not expect a European side to offer their £175m asking price. (Sun)

Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, has issued Barca president Joan Laporta a list of demands of what it will take for him to sign a new contact at the Nou Camp. (Eurosport)

Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, says he wants to return to South America following the death of his mother and is determined to join Argentine side Boca Juniors to fulfil a promise he made to his father. (ESPN Argentina, via Goal)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce wants on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher to remain at the Hawthorns if they can avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Metro)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the future of French striker Alexandre Lacazette will be addressed in the summer, by which time the 29-year-old - who has been linked with Roma, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla - will be into the final 12 months of his current deal. (Guardian)

Sheffield United have put Alexander Blessin, boss of Belgian side Oostende, on their list of possible replacements for Chris Wilder. (Sun)

Olympiakos are considering a loan move for Arsenal's 21-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson. (Football London)

Arsenal's versatile 23-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles expects to leave the club this summer after finishing his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion. (Telegraph)

Jorginho's agent Joao Santos says the 29-year-old Italy midfielder, who has been repeatedly linked with a return to Napoli, will "100%" remain at Chelsea beyond the summer. (Tutto Mercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace are planning a £50m squad overhaul this summer that could see them replace Roy Hodgson with a new manager to lead the rebuild. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are set to renew their interest in RB Leipzig's 23-year-old French midfielder Christopher Nkunku this summer. (Sky Germany - in German)

Aston Villa's Belgian defender Bjorn Engels could return to his native country in the summer, with Royal Antwerp interested in the 26-year-old having failed to sign him in January. (VoetbalKrant, via Birmingham Mail)

Atalanta's Colombian striker Duvan Zapata, 30, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Liverpool, has spoken about "one day" playing in the Premier League and revealed he grew up as an Arsenal fan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football London)

Everton full-back Thierry Small, 16, is willing to turn down a three-year professional deal in order to pursue first-team opportunities elsewhere, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Brighton and Brentford among those keen on his services. (Express)
 

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3rd April 2021



daily mail
The FA is facing calls from agents to investigate Mino Raiola for a possible breach of the governing body's intermediary regulations.
Mino Raiola's grand European tour to ramp up the price for striking sensation Erling Haaland will come to a shuddering halt should he decide to jet into England to hold talks with Premier League heavyweights because of coronavirus quarantine rules.
Raul Jimenez will be blocked from playing for Mexico at this summer's Olympics if he fails to return to action for Wolves before the end of the season.
Jack Grealish's determination to make the England squad for Euro 2020 can propel Aston Villa towards the top six, says manager Dean Smith.
The landmark study to analyse the dangers of heading a football is due to begin on April 12.
New PFA chief executive Maheta Molango's first job this summer will be cutting costs and restructuring staff, with Gordon Taylor's long-term allies John Bramhall and Bobby Barnes among those most vulnerable.
The full construction costs of Brentford's new ground in a prime west London location, which were revealed as £71.8m in the accounts published this week, raise further questions over the stadium valuations of several of their Championship rivals.
Sutton United face shelling out up to half the £900,000 in future revenue they will receive if they win the National League this season in order to ensure their Gander Green Lane ground meets EFL standards.
Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to sign a new contract with Leicester City this summer as a reward for his stunning recent form.
Liam Delap will be promoted into Manchester City's first-team squad next season after Pep Guardiola hailed the teenager's progress as 'incredible'.


daily telegraph
Newcastle United could offer Steve Bruce a new contract if he keeps the club in the Premier League with owner Mike Ashley continuing to provide staunch support to his underfire manager this week.
Frustrated Donny van de Beek is in no mood to give up on Manchester United.
The International Cricket Council will allow tactical substitutions in first-class cricket in a move that could radically alter the sport after the Cricket Committee sanctioned the general use of replacement players.
Oxford and Cambridge race in Ely for the first time in 77 years but the event has been overshadowed after an allegation of sexual assault.


the sun
Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola is set to fly to England for transfer talks with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool but not Manchester United.
Tammy Abraham is back on the comeback trail for Chelsea in his latest bid to beat a persistent ankle injury.
Chelsea are reportedly lining up an £85m swoop for Torino's Andrea Belotti.
Mikel Arteta is convinced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can score the goals to fire Arsenal into Europe next season.
Joe Cole is a surprise contender to become England Under-21 boss.
Jordan Pickford is sweating over his fitness ahead of Euro 2020.


the guardian
The captain's armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground during Portugal's World Cup qualifier in Belgrade last week has been sold to an unidentified bidder for €64,000 (£54,000) at a charity auction, Serbian state TV reported on Friday.


daily express
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is behind Ronald Koeman's interest in signing Romelu Lukaku, reports say.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is eyeing a return to the Emirates Stadium for Rangers star Glen Kamara, according to reports.


scottish sun
Eddie Howe has agreed in principle to take the Celtic job - with an announcement expected early next week.


daily mirror
Liverpool are set for talks with Mohamed Salah over the forward's involvement in this summer's delayed Olympic Games.
Kylian Mbappe has admitted that in his head, he has to believe that he is the best player in the world.


the times
Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in the permanent signing of Martin Odegaard after it became apparent that Real Madrid would listen to offers to part fund their rebuild this summer.
The sports minister has said he feels "really confident" about a joint British and Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup but insisted that the government would not "throw money down the drain" if it became obvious its chances of success were slim.
Eleven members of the European Parliament have signed a petition calling on Real Madrid to reject an offer for their women's team to be sponsored by Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya project.
Laura McAllister, the former Wales footballer who is running for a place on Fifa's ruling council, has published her election manifesto, which calls on social media platforms to use technology to unmask anonymous racist abusers.


daily record
Robbie Crawford has penned a new one-year deal with Motherwell - and boss Graham Alexander is hopeful Stephen O'Donnell won't be far behind.



Liverpool face a conundrum over Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah with figures inside the club increasingly convinced the 28-year-old is eyeing a future elsewhere. (ESPN)

Manchester United and Chelsea are both keen on a move for Real Madrid's Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez, 29. (ABC)

Chelsea are eyeing a move for Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 32, when he leaves Manchester City this summer if they cannot win the race to sign Norway striker Erling Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)

Real Madrid are ready to sell midfielder Martin Odegaard in order to fund a move for Haaland. Odegaard is currently on loan at Arsenal and the Gunners are keen to secure a permanent deal for the 22-year-old. (Times)

But Haaland has reportedly told Real Madrid he wants to share a dressing room with Odegaard next season. (Star)

Barcelona view Inter and Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 23, as a likely option if a move for Haaland does not come to fruition. (Sport)

Paris St-Germain could consider letting France international striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, leave this summer with talks over his contract continuing to stall. (Le Parisien)

Barcelona could end their pursuit of Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, and instead hand 18-year-old Spanish starlet Ilaix Moriba a key role in the side next season. (Metro)


Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho, 24, is expected to sign a new deal at Leicester this summer. (Mail)

Juventus want to bring back Everton's Italy forward Moise Kean, who is currently on loan at Paris St-Germain. The 21-year-old joined the Toffees from Juve in 2019. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes England striker Harry Kane, 27, is happy with his situation for club and country amid speculation over a summer move. (Standard)

Inter want to keep Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku but a bid of £102m may force them into selling the 27-year-old. (Corierre dello Sport)

Leicester City, Crystal Palace, AC Milan and Sevilla are keen on a summer move for Marseille and France winger Florian Thauvin, 28. (L'Equipe)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl expects the club to have a busy summer transfer window and believes striker Danny Ings, 28, will stay. (Daily Echo)

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Joe Cole is in contention to be the new England Under-21 boss if Aidy Boothroyd is sacked. (Sun)
 

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sunday mirror
Manchester United will have to hand top earner David de Gea a bank-busting pay-off when he leads a huge keeper clear-out at Old Trafford in the summer.
Erling Haaland has overtaken Lionel Messi as Manchester City's No 1 transfer target.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Paul Pogba his future lies at Old Trafford.
John Terry has emerged as a contender for the vacant Sheffield United manager's job.
Donny van de Beek has returned from Holland with his shooting boots, says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Shkodran Mustafi has suffered another humiliating moment at Schalke after being dropped from the squad for 'sporting reasons'.
Roy Hodgson reckons Michy Batshuayi needs to choose his words more carefully when he disappears on international duty.


the sun on sunday
Real Madrid's hopes of keeping Sergio Ramos next season have been talked up - by the player's parents.
West Ham could miss out on signing Jesse Lingard - because they failed to put a 'buy' clause in his loan deal.
Manchester United's Eric Bailly is reportedly wanted by Inter Milan - if the centre-back snubs an Old Trafford contract extension.
Chelsea have entered the race for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.
Arsenal star Reiss Nelson is wanted on loan by Olympiacos, according to reports.
Wolves are eyeing a £15m swoop for Sheffield United hitman Oli McBurnie to give Nuno Espirito Santo extra firepower.


mail on sunday
David Moyes believes his best players should be grateful to be playing for West Ham - and is not at all concerned Jesse Lingard's Manchester United loan deal does not include an option to buy.
Jack Grealish is being lined up for a key role at the European Championship by Gareth Southgate despite concern among the public that the Aston Villa player might miss out on the squad.
Premier League data has revealed that there have been fewer injures in the 2020-21 campaign than last season despite the jam-packed schedule but that Liverpool have suffered the most, with stars absent for 1,118 days.
Newcastle's hierarchy have kicked the onus back on the players by refusing to sack Steve Bruce after their Brighton horror show.
Paul Tisdale, Frank Lampard and Justin Cochrane will be among the front-runners for the England U21 job - though the FA is expecting scores of applications after Aidy Boothroyd's failure to qualify for the latter stages of the European Championships with a richly talented generation of players.
Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been handed an 11-year jail sentence after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine into the United States from his native Colombia, according to US prosecutors.
Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has been added to Crystal Palace's shortlist should Roy Hodgson depart at the end of the season.
Athletic Bilbao fans have clashed violently with police on the streets of Bilbao ahead of Saturday's delayed Copa Del Rey final against Real Sociedad.
Uwe Rosler has emerged as a contender for the manager's job at Preston North End.


sunday telegraph
The men's ODI World Cup could increase from 10 to 14 teams under major plans to reform the competition and help globalise the sport.


scottish sun
Celtic manager-in-waiting Eddie Howe will target Bournemouth captain Steve Cook as one of his key summer transfers.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to try his luck with a bid for Celtic's Callum McGregor.
Rangers are eyeing up a deal for Manchester United starlet James Garner this summer, according to the player's agent.


sunday express
Arsenal are actively looking into a deal to sign Slavia Prague attacker Abdallah Sima for this summer according to reports.



Manchester United's Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32, is set to be offered a new one-year deal at the club. (Daily Star Sunday)

Head of football Sebastian Kehl has admitted Borussia Dortmund may reach a point where they are unable to keep hold of 20-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Goal)

Haaland has overtaken Barcelona's Argentine striker Lionel Messi, 33, as Manchester City's top transfer target despite manager Pep Guardiola saying the club are unlikely to buy a replacement for Messi's departing compatriot Sergio Aguero, 32. (Sunday Mirror)

Haaland is believed to want to move to Real Madrid but the Spanish side will not make an offer for the player and will wait for him to make the first move and signal his departure from Dortmund. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal may have to consider selling young stars such as England winger Bukayo Saka, 19, to raise the funds to sign Real Madrid's Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, permanently, as well as other new players to overhaul the squad. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester United will have to hand top earner David de Gea a huge pay-off with the 30-year-old Spanish goalkeeper set to leave Old Trafford in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 28 is emerging as a target for Manchester United as a long-term replacement for compatriot Edinson Cavani, 34. (Teamtalk)

Everton are interested in signing Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala but the 27-year-old will turn down any approach from the Toffees. (CaughtOffside)

Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Tottenham and England midfielder Harry Winks, 25, who has been struggling for playing time under Jose Mourinho. (Sky Sports)

West Ham manager David Moyes is not concerned that the current loan deal for Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, does not include an option to buy. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry, who is part of the backroom team at Aston Villa, has emerged as a contender for the vacant Sheffield United manager's job. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves are eyeing a £15m move for Sheffield United and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie, 24. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are interested in FC Groningen's Swedish left-back Gabriel Gudmundsson, 21. (TodoFichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing 18-year-old Portuguese defender Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon and could offer 28-year-old Brazilian Alex Telles in return (Record - in Portuguese)

Barcelona are considering a summer move for Real Betis' France international Nabil Fekir but the 27-year-old has also been linked with Arsenal. (Estadio Deportivo)

Juventus' French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, who has been linked with Everton, could also be a target for Barcelona. (Calciomercato)

Eintracht Frankfurt's Dutch defender Jetro Willems, 27, and Crystal Palace's English winger Andros Townsend, 29, could be returning to Newcastle this summer. (Chronicle)

Eddie Howe will look to bring in Bournemouth captain Steve Cook, 29, if he is named Celtic boss. (Sun on Sunday)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
5th April 2021



the sun
Borussia Dortmund are sweating over the fitness of Jadon Sancho ahead of the Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City.
Everton centre-half Yerry Mina wants a move to Serie A with both Inter Milan and Fiorentina having been alerted.
Sunderland's billionaire owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is planning a £60m transfer spree if the Black Cats go up to the Championship.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is hoping to snatch striker Ched Evans from Preston.
Pep Guardiola has taken a swipe at Champions League rivals Dortmund over the amount they pay agents.
Romelu Lukaku is on Manchester City's radar for a summer transfer, according to reports in Italy.
Neymar has agreed a pre-contract agreement with Paris Saint-Germain to extend his stay until 2026, according to reports.


daily mirror
David Moyes concedes West Ham will consider offers for Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek this summer.
Zinedine Zidane is hopeful that Eden Hazard will be available for his Real Madrid side's Champions League clash with Liverpool.


the times
Test venues are considering randomly asking spectators for evidence of vaccination or a negative Covid test as a means of ensuring that capacity crowds can watch England matches safely after restrictions are set to end on June 21.


daily telegraph
Questions have been raised over Premier League donations of almost £110m to the Professional Footballers' Association's charity while it and the Football League benefited from PFA youth development grants which totalled £24m.
The Football Association have hailed the return of fans as a first step towards filling Wembley for the Euro 2020 final, but the Government were last night accused of showing supporters a "complete disregard" over their plans for the Carabao Cup final.
Birmingham City Women's players have sent a formal letter to the club's board with a list of complaints about their working conditions, including concerns about medical support, budget and access to fitness facilities.
Nuno Espirito Santo says he has been reinvigorated after seeing his family for the first time this year.


daily record
Celtic's massive rebuild looks set to begin this week - with new chief executive Dominic McKay set to start the job three months ahead of schedule.


scottish sun
Steven Gerrard has warned the SFA they risk damaging Scotland prospect Nathan Patterson by hitting him with a six-match ban.
Scott Bain reckons Eddie Howe could convince some key players to stay at Celtic.


daily express
Barcelona recently held talks about signing Erling Haaland and, now, reports claim the Borussia Dortmund star has demanded Lionel Messi continue if he's to move to Catalonia in this summer's transfer window.


daily mail
Manchester United are reviewing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's travel arrangements after he was targeted in an extraordinary incident involving what has been described as an 'overzealous autograph-hunter'.
Carlo Ancelotti has set Everton the formidable challenge of getting a minimum of six wins from their final 10 games if they want to qualify for Europe.


Brazil forward Neymar, 29, has made a pre-contract agreement until 2026 with Paris St-Germain - and the French club are now focused on securing a similar deal with France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22. (Telefoot, via AS)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland could cost the club who buy him an extra 40m euros (£34m), because his agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge want 20m euros (£17m) each in commission as part of the deal. (RAC1, via Marca)

Haaland has a release clause of 75m euros (£64m) that activates next year but could leave this summer if Dortmund continue to struggle in the Bundesliga and miss out on a Champions League spot. (Sun)

Norway international Haaland, 20, has been linked with Barcelona but manager Ronald Koeman says any decision on a move must be made by club president Joan Laporta. (AS)

Lionel Messi is waiting to see Laporta's proposal for the future of Barcelona before deciding between whether to stay or leave to join either PSG or Manchester City. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Angel di Maria says he would love to play alongside Argentina team-mate Messi at PSG if the 33-year-old striker leaves Barcelona. (beIN Sports, via Goal)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to sign Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor, 27, from former club Celtic. (Sun)

West Ham boss David Moyes says the club will have to listen to offers for England international Declan Rice, 22, and Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek, 26, this summer. (Mirror)

But Moyes believes it it not necessary for West Ham to secure Champions League football next season in order to keep players such as Rice and Soucek. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United and Juventus are the clubs showing most interest in signing Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, but Liverpool and PSG also remain keen. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel sent Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger in early from training on Sunday after an argument with Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga following Saturday's 5-2 defeat by West Brom. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Spain winger Lucas Vazquez, 29, whose Real Madrid deal finishes at the end of the season, will be offered contracts by Manchester United, Chelsea, AC Milan and Bayern Munich. (ABC - in Spanish)

Juventus are unlikely to pay the extra 10m euros (£8.5m) to Atletico Madrid to extend 28-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata's loan deal by another year because of financial problems. (AS)

Everton and Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 26, wants to move to Serie A this summer, with Inter Milan and Fiorentina both keen. (Sun)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, will not be joining from rivals Manchester City when his contract finishes at the end of the season. (Goal)

Arsenal face competition from three Premier League rivals, as well as Paris St-Germain, for the permanent signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard. The 22-year-old Norway international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners since arriving on loan in January. (90min)

Club Bruges have made an offer for Tottenham and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 32. (Voetbal 24, via Sun)

Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka, 22, who scored an eight-minute hat-trick against Stum Graz on Sunday, continues to be followed by clubs including Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton. (Star)

Liverpool and Manchester United are having second thoughts about signing 23-year-old Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic after an underwhelming recent performance for Serbia. (Corrierre Fiorentina, via Team Talk)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
6th April 2021



daily telegraph
Tottenham Hotspur players are losing patience with Jose Mourinho pointing the finger at them and insinuating they are not good enough to challenge for a top-four place.
Boris Johnson's ambition for 90,000 at Wembley for the Euro 2020 final may be impossible unless he overcomes concern around Covid-19 passports, industry experts have warned.


daily mail
David de Gea is being offered to Europe's top clubs by his representatives as the Spain goalkeeper prepares to leave Manchester United this summer.
Tottenham can expect to pay less than £30m in compensation to Jose Mourinho if they part with the Portuguese due to performance clauses linked to European qualification.
Tottenham stars are baffled and angry after Jose Mourinho claimed Toby Alderweireld did not train before Newcastle despite the club releasing images showing him at sessions.
Arsenal fear Kieran Tierney will be out for a number of weeks with a knee injury - but David Luiz is expected to play again this season despite having knee surgery on Sunday.
Erling Haaland has landed in Manchester ahead of Borussia Dortmund's clash with City on Tuesday night wearing a backpack in City's colours.
Barcelona are open to bringing Neymar back to the Nou Camp but only on a free transfer when his Paris St-Germain contract expires in 2022.
Real Madrid are fabricating transfer interest in Erling Haaland to drive up the price for other prospective buyers, according to reports.
All 12 host cities at Euro 2020 have indicated to UEFA they will accommodate at least some fans at the tournament in the summer, ahead of a deadline to confirm numbers this week.
Sweden and AC Milan ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic has remarkably been accused of shooting a lion in South Africa in 2011 and then importing its skin, skull and jaw to his homeland.


daily mirror
Erling Haaland is Pep Guardiola's number one summer target despite Man City's financial claims.
Zinedine Zidane has moved to distance himself from talk of a transfer for Mohamed Salah as the forward continues to be linked with Real Madrid.
Liverpool have been linked with 22-year-old RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka who could be available for a reported transfer fee of just £17m.


the sun
Liverpool are interested in signing AZ Alkmaar midfielder Teun Koopmeiners in the summer, per reports.
West Ham have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Atletico Madrid outcast Vitolo as a possible alternative to Jesse Lingard.
Arsenal reportedly want to bring Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi to the Emirates should they sell Hector Bellerin at the end of the season.
David Luiz will have to take an Arsenal pay cut if he is going to stay at the Emirates beyond this summer.
David de Gea is set to quit Manchester United after being benched in favour of Dean Henderson.
Martin Odegaard has reportedly been offered to three of Arsenal's Premier League rivals with the 'heartbroken' ace facing a permanent Real Madrid exit.
James Rodriguez has admitted he wanted a move to Atletico Madrid but it was blocked by Real Madrid.


daily express
Manchester United want to buy Erling Haaland this summer and could win the race for his signature by giving him the No 7 shirt.
Liverpool are reportedly in the running to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona this summer.


scottish sun
Celtic hope to announce Eddie Howe as their new manager this week but he may not take charge until the summer.
Bologna starlet Aaron Hickey has dropped a hint that he may be interested in joining Celtic one day in the future.



Super-agent Mino Raiola has hit back at transfer rumours concerning Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Goal)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists the German side are planning for next season with Haaland. (Dazn via Mirror)

However, he says the Bundesliga side will listen to offers for the club's England winger Jadon Sancho. (Manchester Evening News)

Manager Pep Guardiola says Manchester City may decide to spend over £100m on one player in the future, but remains coy on speculation linking the club with Haaland. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona will continue to pursue the signing of the Norwegian after meeting with his representatives last week, but sources at the club say it will be "very difficult" to do a deal. (ESPN)

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, is ready to move on from Manchester United. (Mail)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has broken his silence on transfer speculation linking Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, with a move to the Bernabeu. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal want to keep Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard at the club when his loan spell from Real Madrid ends, but Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Villarreal are hoping to sign Argentine defender Juan Foyth, 23, from Tottenham this summer on a permanent deal and for less than the option fee of £13m. He is currently on loan at the Spanish side. (Football Insider)

Jorge Valdano, the former general manager of Real Madrid, is is open to the idea of Los Blancos using Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior, 20, as part of a deal to sign Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22. (El Transistor via Marca)

Arsenal and Brazil defender David Luiz, 33, will have to take a pay cut if he is to stay at the Premier League club beyond this summer. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain attacker Angel di Maria, 33, said it would be "wonderful" to play alongside fellow Argentine Lionel Messi, 33, amid doubts over Messi's Barcelona future. (AS)

Former Roma co-owner and chairman James Pallotta has expressed an interest in buying a Premier League club, name-checking Newcastle United. (The Athletic - subscription only)

Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, is set to sign a one-year contract extension at AC Milan. (Sky Sports)

Juventus' entire playing and backroom staff are on trial for the rest of this season following a poor campaign to date which might result in the Italian league champions failing to qualify for the Champions League. (Mail)

Norwich City will look after Norwegian Alex Tettey whatever the future holds for the 35-year-old midfielder. Tettey has been at Carrow Road since 2012 and his contract ends in the summer. (Norwich Evening News)


 

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Wednesday's Newspapers:
7th April 2021




daily telegraph
Sergio Aguero is willing to forego Champions League football next season to stay in the Premier League and prove himself away from Manchester City and would consider Chelsea and Tottenham.
Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford are in line for new deals at Leeds United to reward them after the club's excellent return to the Premier League.
Clubs and football agents have been warned by HM Revenue and Customs they must declare payments made to players' family members involved in deals.
England are considering handing unheralded Sale prop Bevan Rodd a shock call-up after forwards coach Matt Proudfoot visited him in training this week.


daily mail
Manchester City are reportedly ready to make a shock summer swoop for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
The Premier League faces opposition over plans to admit away fans for the last two matches of the season.
Erling Haaland was remarkably asked for his autograph in the tunnel by assistant referee Octavian Sovre following Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 defeat by Manchester City.
Manchester City are set to put themselves forward to sign Lionel Messi if he decides to leave current club Barcelona this summer.
Antonio Rudiger has buried the hatchet with Thomas Tuchel but his Chelsea future on the line.
AC Milan are ready to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma £6.8m-a-season in a bid to get him to sign a new contract despite the keeper reportedly having a deal worth £4m more on the table from another club.
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will reportedly leave the Bundesliga giants for nothing this summer.


the sun
Real Madrid presidential candidate Enrique Riquelme has vowed to appoint Jurgen Klopp as the club's new manager and re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo if he wins the upcoming elections.
American billionaire James Pallotta, the former owner of Roma, has dropped a huge hint he is considering buying Newcastle.
Leicester have joined the growing list of clubs interested in £1.5m-rated Hibs kid Josh Doig.
Southampton would like to revisit a loan move for Manchester United whizkid Brandon Williams.
Southampton are keen to sign Theo Walcott permanently in the summer after being wowed by his performances and attitude this season.
Tyson Fury is preparing to take his camp to Las Vegas - hopefully for the undisputed showdown with Anthony Joshua.


daily mirror
A furious Jurgen Klopp suggested referee Felix Brych had "something personal" against Sadio Mane following Liverpool's defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League. :lol: :lol: :lol:


daily express
Manchester United look set to have a huge advantage in negotiations over Jesse Lingard's future, with West Ham reportedly ready to 'do whatever it takes' to sign the 28-year-old.
Arsenal will not sell Hector Bellerin for anything less than their asking price, according to reports.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has held talks with the agent of RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku about a potential transfer, according to reports.


the times
The National League has been thrown into turmoil by the news that Brian Barwick is to stand down as chairman, The Times can reveal.
The public share of Wimbledon tickets is set to be lower than usual this year after more than 3,500 debenture holders were assured they will be prioritised in the allocation for a reduced-capacity championships.


scottish sun
Eddie Howe wants Josh King to snub the Premier League and become one of his first Celtic signings.



Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32, wants to move up the Premier League's all-time goal scoring charts, which could help Chelsea in their bid to sign the Argentine when his contract ends in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Aguero is willing to miss out on Champions League football next season in order to stay in the Premier League - with Chelsea and Tottenham among the clubs he would consider. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United may join Liverpool in the race to sign RB Leipzig's French centre-back Ibrahima Konate. The 21-year-old is expected to cost around £34m. (Eurosport)

West Ham will attempt to sign England midfielder Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal this summer, but the Hammers fear Manchester United will demand a high price for the in-form 28-year-old. (Mail)

Arsenal will consider selling French striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window. Inter Milan, Roma, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are interested in signing the 29-year-old. (90min)

Tottenham are preparing a move for RB Leipzig's Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 27. (Football Insider)

Juventus, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in AC Milan's Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 27, who could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Sky Sports - in Italian)

Villarreal's 28-year-old striker Gerard Moreno is among Atletico Madrid's key targets this summer - but the Spaniard's release clause is 100m euros (£85.6m). (Marca - in Spanish)

English forward Theo Walcott, 32, will join Southampton permanently in the summer when his loan spell at the Saints from Everton ends. (Talksport)

Everton will demand £21.4m if they are to sell 26-year-old Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina. (TeamTalk)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has urged French forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, to stay at the club, despite interest from Manchester United. (Metro)

Manchester City are interested in Sheffield United and Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 23, as they look to replace Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 35. (Voetbal24 - in Dutch)

The father of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira has called on Arsenal to allow the 25-year-old, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, to leave the club this summer. (Radio Continental, via Mirror)

Arsenal are preparing a "firm offer" for Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi, 22, with the Gunners considering the Morocco international a potential replacement for 26-year-old Spaniard Hector Bellerin who could be allowed to leave in the summer. (AS, via Metro)

Wayne Rooney's Derby County and Championship rivals Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town have been linked with a move for Accrington Stanley and Northern Ireland striker Dion Charles, 25. (Sun)

Everton are monitoring Blackburn Rovers' former England Under-21 striker Adam Armstrong, 24. (Football Insider)

Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will consider returning to Luton Town on loan next season if opportunities with the Foxes remain limited. (Leicester Mercury)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
8th April 2021



daily express
Tottenham have stepped up their bid to recruit Southampton defensive lynchpin Jannik Vestergaard and bolster their shaky defence for next season.
Liverpool will reportedly face competition from Chelsea to sign Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
RB Leipzig reportedly phoned Liverpool to discuss their intentions to sign Ibrahima Konate but the Reds have now informed them that they won't be pursuing the transfer.
Diego Carlos is reportedly a top target for Tottenham in the transfer window and they have a plan to try and reach an agreement with Sevilla.


the sun
Wayne Rooney's future as manager of Derby County will be safe under potential new owners No Limits Sports LTD, according to sources close to the Rams.
Sergio Aguero would reportedly consider a move to Tottenham when his contract expires in the summer.
Chelsea are 'one of only two or three clubs' who are financially stable, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
UEFA has been plunged into Euro 2020 crisis after Bilbao was ruled out of hosting games at the tournament - just hours after announcing it would host 12,000 fans.
Charlie Savage has been handed his first professional contract at Manchester United as a reward for his fine form this season.
Former England star Gareth Barry could still be hit with an FA rap over a secret deal to buy a stake in Swindon Town.
Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt to sign Sevilla star Bryan Gil - but may have to spend £100m to secure his services.


daily mirror
Mikel Arteta has vowed to axe the Arsenal players who act like they're on holiday after Emmanuel Petit's scathing review of his former club.
Emmanuel Petit concedes he regrets leaving Arsenal for Barcelona in 2000 and believes his ego got in the way.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to battle Liverpool for the signature of Ibrahima Konate.


daily mail
The FA are aiming to appoint their new chairman before the European Championship, with businesswoman Debbie Hewitt in pole position to land the role.
Manchester United are reportedly considering whether to hijack Liverpool's bid to land RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate in the summer.
Ousmane Dembele reportedly wants to pledge his future to Barcelona after hitting some of his best form at the Nou Camp.
Nuno Espirito Santo will hold talks with the League Managers Association to express his concerns about top-flight clubs' pre-season preparations.
Surrey want to stage Indian Premier League matches in England in a project that could be worth 'tens of millions of pounds' to the cash-strapped domestic game.


daily star
Arsenal have reignited their interest in Wilfried Zaha, with Crystal Palace expected to cash in on their prized asset.
Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury - meaning Liverpool are set to miss out on a £17m transfer windfall from Barcelona.


the times
Arsene Wenger has said that FIFA will be ready to use automated offsides at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


daily telegraph
England coach Eddie Jones has launched an audacious bid to lure uncapped hooker Ewan Ashman away from Scotland and into the England set-up.


daily record
Hampden should be given the green light to host the Tartan Army's Euro 2020 party in the next 24 hours - and it could be in line to stage even more big games if Ireland is ruled out of the running.
Scotland star Jack Hendry has confirmed that KV Oostende are pushing to try and sign him on a permanent basis from Celtic.


scottish sun
Rangers flop Umar Sadiq has been linked with an incredible €60m move to Bayern Munich.
Charlie Adam reckons Real Madrid and Manchester City should be fighting over Kieran Tierney this summer - and the bidding should start at £50m.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has confirmed he was close to joining Celtic last summer.
Leigh Griffiths fears he is on a countdown to being freed by Celtic in the summer - with Aberdeen waiting in the wings.


West Ham will do whatever it takes to sign England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, on a permanent deal from Manchester United this summer. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United value academy graduate Lingard at £30m. (Mirror)

Arsenal have reignited their interest in Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 28. (90min)

Manchester City are aiming to agree new deals with England forwards Phil Foden, 20, and Raheem Sterling, 26, before the end of the season, after Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, extended his contract until 2025. (Eurosport)

Alternatively, City's talks with Sterling - who has two years left on his current deal - regarding a contract extension have been put on hold until the summer. (Telegraph)

Premier League leaders Manchester City will not make a move for Argentina forward Lionel Messi until the 33-year-old makes it clear that he wants to leave Barcelona. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea are prepared to offer 100m euros (£86.3m) for Inter Milan's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, should the Blues fail to sign Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham will attempt to sign Southampton's £18m-rated Danish centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 28, when the transfer window opens. (Express)

Liverpool have told RB Leipzig they will not pursue a deal for the club's 21-year-old French centre-back Ibrahima Konate. (Bild, via Express)

The Reds will face competition from Chelsea for Ajax's 18-year-old Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, who is viewed as a replacement for compatriot Georginio Wijnaldum, 30. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is not close to joining a club and will not return to management until the summer at the earliest. (Sky Sports)

Alternatively, Howe wants Everton and Norway striker Josh King, 29, to become one of his first signings as Celtic manager. (Sun)

Barcelona want to extend France forward Ousmane Dembele's contract until 2025 before the summer. The La Liga club intend to make the 23-year-old - whose current deal expires in 2022 - available in the transfer market if no agreement can be reached. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona remain keen on Manchester City's Spanish defender Eric Garcia but they have offered the 20-year-old a reduced deal compared to the terms they tabled a year ago. (Marca)

Southampton and West Ham are among the clubs interested in Manchester City's Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera, 23, who is on loan at Spanish side Granada. (Goal)

Bayern Munich have confirmed German defender Jerome Boateng, 32, will leave the club when his contract expires this summer. (Sky Sports, via Goal)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants Lucas Torreira to remain patient after the Uruguay midfielder, 25, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, asked to leave the Gunners for Boca Juniors. (Mirror)

Norwich's Argentine midfielder Emi Buendia, 24, is being linked with Arsenal as a potential alternative for Norwegian Martin Odegaard, whose future with the Gunners remains undecided after joining on loan from Real Madrid in January. (Express)

Sunderland and Preston North End are interested in signing Ipswich Town's Welsh winger Gwion Edwards, 28, in the summer. (Football Insider)

AC Milan and Roma are keen to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who could be made available in the summer for £21.5m. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the 27-year-old Italy forward. (Team Talk)
 

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Chelsea are 'one of only two or three clubs' who are financially stable, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Be interested how he works that one out, any club bankrolled by wealthy owner would be financially stable by that mark, Chelsea are fine, but they also have a billion pound interest free self loan between itself and a parent company. So his two or three clubs are Chelsea, City and Bayern eh?
 

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Chelsea are 'one of only two or three clubs' who are financially stable, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Be interested how he works that one out, any club bankrolled by wealthy owner would be financially stable by that mark, Chelsea are fine, but they also have a billion pound interest free self loan between itself and a parent company. So his two or three clubs are Chelsea, City and Bayern eh?
PSG I presume.
 

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Friday's Newspapers:
9th April 2021



daily mirror
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly made up his mind that he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to move to Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick looks set to take over as manager of Germany once Joachim Low steps down after this summer's European Championships.
Marcos Rojo has vowed to try and persuade Edinson Cavani to swap Manchester United for Boca Juniors.
Chelsea flop Danny Drinkwater will try to force his way into Thomas Tuchel's plans next season as he hopes "things turn around" for his Stamford Bridge career.


daily telegraph
Kylian Mbappe has thrown his future into doubt by continuing to resist signing a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United and Tottenham are monitoring centre-back Joachim Andersen, on loan at Fulham from Lyon.
Southampton's shirt sponsor has offered to pay them performance bonuses in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin after extending its partnership with the club.


daily mail
English football's key stakeholders are set for talks next week to discuss the possibility of staging a blanket social media blackout.
Jack Grealish is reportedly set to miss out on the rest of April for Aston Villa due to injury - but remains confident he will be fit enough for Euro 2020 this summer.
Raul Jimenez may not play for Wolves again until next season, with the club determined to adopt a prudent approach to their star striker's return.
Tottenham have added defender Joachim Andersen to their list of potential recruits for the summer after the Lyon youngster impressed on loan at Fulham.
Napoli have opted against making Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko's contract at the club permanent, according to reports.


the times
Michail Antonio fears he could be sidelined for most of the Premier League run-in, dealing another significant injury blow to West Ham United's bid to qualify for the Champions League.


the sun
Manchester United are reportedly exploring a swap deal involving Declan Rice and Jesse Lingard after 'talks on England duty'.
Scotland could have 4,000 fans at their Euro 2020 showdown with England at Wembley.
Arsenal will make a 'firm offer' to sign Achraf Hakimi, according to reports.
Tottenham flop Gedson Fernandes has reportedly been chosen by Marseille as a replacement for Oliver Ntcham.


daily express
Liverpool are reportedly preparing a 'substantial offer' for Inter Milan central defender Stefan de Vrij.
Barcelona chief Joan Laporta wants Erling Haaland signed first before negotiating a big new contract with Lionel Messi, according to reports.
Jorginho's agent claims it would cost more than £40m to prise his client away from Chelsea amid speculation over a possible return to Napoli for the midfielder.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski, a player who has previously been linked with a move to Old Trafford.


scottish sun
Celtic-linked Lucien Favre could be set to sign a bumper £6m-a-year offer to take charge of Saudi Arabian champions Al Hilal.
Dundee United have opened talks with St Johnstone target Peter Pawlett in a bid to keep him at Tannadice.
Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a move for Jordan Larsson as a replacement for Erling Haaland, according to reports.



Manchester United will explore the possibility of signing England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, in any deal with West Ham for compatriot Jesse Lingard, 28. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leeds United have joined the race to sign Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 32, when his contract expires at the end of the season. (90min)

France striker Kylian Mbappe's future at Paris St-Germain hangs in the balance as the 22-year-old continues to resist signing a new deal. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Mbappe will not sign a new contract at PSG because he wants to join Real Madrid. (Cuatro - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are prepared to use Brazil forward Vinicius Junior, 20, in a deal to sign Mbappe this summer. (El Chiringuito, via Metro)

Real's 29-year-old Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has not committed his future to the Bernabeu amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. (Sun)

Manchester United and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 34, is "closer than ever" to a deal to join Boca Juniors this summer. (ESPN)

Chelsea may target both Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Manchester City's Aguero this summer. (90min)

Lyon have set a £25m asking price for Danish centre-back Joachim Andersen, 24, who is currently on loan at Fulham. Manchester United and Tottenham are considering a move. (Metro)

West Ham are interested in signing Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera. The 23-year-old is on loan at Granada from Manchester City. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Leeds have been priced out of a move for PSV Eindhoven and England Under-21 midfielder Noni Madueke. PSV would want in the region of £20-25m for the 19-year-old - more than Leeds would be willing to pay. (Football Insider)

Japan winger Takumi Minamino, 26, says he was "surprised" by Liverpool's decision to loan him to Southampton in January. (Independent)

Saints are in negotiations to extend English forward Theo Walcott's stay at St Mary's. The 32-year-old is currently on a season-long loan from fellow Premier League side Everton. (Southern Echo)

Liverpool have identified AZ Alkmaar's 23-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners as a potential replacement for compatriot Georginio Wijnaldum, 30. (AS - in Spanish)

Brighton manager Graham Potter says he is keen to extend English striker Danny Welbeck's stay at the club, but talks will not take place until the summer. The 30-year-old's deal expires in June. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho 29, says he would like to return to former club Napoli before the end of his career. (Sky Sport Italia)

France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, will sign a new contract at Barcelona. (Marca - in Spanish)

Championship leaders Norwich City are monitoring VVV-Venlo's Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis, 26. (Teamtalk)

Former Liverpool midfielder and Brazil international Philippe Coutinho, 28, is among nine players who will be put up for sale by Barcelona this summer. (Mirror)

Brazil winger Willian, 32, is determined to succeed at Arsenal despite a difficult first season at the club since joining from Premier League rivals Chelsea. (Mirror)

Sevilla are interested in Wolves' Spanish striker Rafa Mir, 23, who is currently on loan at La Liga club Huesca. (La Razon - in Spanish)
 

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Saturday's Newspapers:
10th April 2021



the sun
Leeds are shock contenders for Chelsea and Arsenal target Sergio Aguero, reports say.
Tottenham have reportedly made contact with Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu - who remains a long-term target for rivals Arsenal.


daily mail
Raheem Sterling is setting up his own football agency - and will even conduct his own contract negotiations with Manchester City.
Thomas Tuchel says he will give Chelsea's misfiring forwards until the end of this season to arrest their slump before deciding whether more reinforcements are required.
Premier League managers stepped up the fight against social media abuse on Friday, with Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp advising their players to ditch popular platforms and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith calling for a mass boycott.
Premier League and Championship clubs are at loggerheads over the dates for this summer's transfer window.
Mino Raiola will not face any disciplinary action for breaching rule B1 of the governing body's intermediary handbook.
Prospective new Derby owner Erik Alonso is facing questions from the EFL over the source of his funds before a proposed takeover can be signed off.


the times
Manchester City's annual results this week revealed a spiralling wage bill that is a record for English football and has left their neighbours far behind.


daily telegraph
Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin have received a stay of execution as Euro 2021 host cities - after UEFA gave them an extension until April 19 to guarantee fans.


the guardian
Thomas Tuchel has defended his refusal to give Tammy Abraham more opportunities, arguing that he cannot base selections on the striker's previous goalscoring exploits for Chelsea.


daily mirror
Frank Lampard revealed that he has had 'opportunities' to return to management since his sacking by Chelsea but is taking time to spend with his family.
Edinson Cavani has still not made up his mind whether or not to stay at Old Trafford for another season.
Folarin Balogun is reportedly set to commit his future to Arsenal by penning a new four-year contract with the club.



Manchester United remain interested in Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 28, and the Slovenia international would be open to a move. (90min)

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, is still unsure whether he will remain at the club next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham are interested in Feyenoord and Turkey midfielder Orkun Kokcu, but face competition for the 20-year-old from Arsenal. (Mail)

Liverpool can sign RB Leipzig and France Under-21 defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, for less than the 40m euros (£34.7m) quoted earlier this year. (Bild journalist Christian Falk)

Southampton will "do everything" to keep Denmark centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 28, at the club, says manager Ralph Hasenhuttl amid reported interest from Tottenham. (Daily Echo)

Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt, 30, has been offered a three-year contract by Galatasaray. The Dutchman is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool are ready to trigger their option to buy Ozan Kabak after being impressed with the 21-year-old Turkey defender during his loan from Schalke. (90min)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he would not mind if Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 32, joined another Premier League club when he leaves Etihad Stadium in May. (Sun)

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 28, is looking to leave Paris St-Germain this summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Tottenham are leading the race to sign West Bromwich Albion's English goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace want Eddie Howe to replace manager Roy Hodgson after the former Bournemouth boss changed his mind on joining Celtic. (Football Insider)

Southampton are keeping tabs on Tottenham and England midfielder Harry Winks, 25. (Football Insider)

Arsenal's England Under-20 striker Folarin Balogun, 19, is close to signing a new four-year contract at the club. (Guardian)

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he has turned down some "flattering opportunities" to return to management but he is "very keen" to start at a new club. (ESPN)
 

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Sunday's Newspapers:
11th April 2021



the sun on sunday
West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Declan Rice.
Paul Pogba is a captain in the Manchester United dressing room and will leave his team-mates devastated if he is sold.
Manchester United want to bring 'keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop.
Mikel Arteta is facing growing resentment from players upset they are being blamed for Arsenal's problems instead of him.
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani is reportedly close to agreeing his Boca Juniors transfer.
West Ham and Borussia Dortmund are both reportedly keen on signing Spartak Moscow star Jordan Larsson - son of Celtic legend Henrik.
Liverpool are reportedly close to capturing RB Leipzig's centre-back Ibrahima Konate.
Manchester United and Leeds are reportedly locked in a transfer battle for Sheffield United prospect Kyron Gordon.
Thomas Tuchel revealed his shock at being sacked by PSG on the eve of Christmas last year.
Hansi Flick has dropped a hint he is prepared to quit Bayern Munich at the end of the season.


mail on sunday
The Football Association could join Premier League and Football League clubs in boycotting social media as part of a blanket blackout.
Ministers are planning to use vaccine passports as a short-term 'bridge to freedom' - which would include the return of capacity crowds for the start of the Premier League season in August.
David de Gea's time at Manchester United looks to be coming to an end this summer with Dean Henderson appearing to come out on top in their battle for the No 1 shirt at Old Trafford.
Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly made Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly his number one target after rumours that Yerry Mina wants to leave Everton for Serie A.
Luis Suarez is considering leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window to return to his former club Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.
Everton's Mason Holgate has hailed Carlo Ancelotti's son Davide as an 'unbelievable' coach.
Chris Wilder is still in regular contact with Paul Heckingbottom - the man who replaced him as manager of Sheffield United.


sunday mirror
Kevin De Bruyne saved himself more than £8m by negotiating his new Manchester City contract himself.
Super-agent Mino Raiola is planning to make Erling Haaland the first £1m-a-week footballer.
Edinson Cavani's situation is being complicated by a £2m pay-off that Manchester United will have to pay if they fail to trigger a one-year contract extension.
West Ham boss David Moyes reckons Jamie Vardy is a fine example to Jarrod Bowen of where hard work and dedication can get you in football.



DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Arsenal plan to hijack West Ham's bid to sign resurgent England international Jesse Lingard this summer.
Tottenham defender Joe Rodon reckons Jose Mourinho puts the boot into his players to teach them about being serial 'winners'.
Leicester have overtaken Manchester United and Tottenham in the battle to land Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
Arsenal are planning a move for Brazilian youngster Matheus Martinelli, potentially making him the second Martinelli at the club.


sunday telegraph
Harlequins chief executive Laurie Dalrymple has revealed departing club stalwart Mike Brown turned down three contract offers that would have seen him remain at the Twickenham Stoop beyond the end of this season.


independent on sunday
Raheem Sterling was subjected to racist abuse on Twitter in the wake of Manchester City's defeat by Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday.


scottish sun
Steven Gerrard hopes becoming a champion will help to keep Alfredo Morelos at Rangers.
Steven Gerrard has confirmed Niko Katic will not kick a ball this term.


sunday express
Liverpool are refusing to give up on the prospect of signing Barcelona wonderkid Pedri this summer, despite the Catalans offering him a new deal.
Manchester United are eyeing a move to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus in order to reunite him with Paul Pogba, reports suggest.


sunday mail
John Kennedy insists Celtic are still Scottish football's top dogs and can prove it by delivering a Scottish Cup KO to Rangers.



England striker Harry Kane, 27, will push to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Athletic - subscription required)

Agent Mino Raiola is planning to make Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, the first £1m-a-week player. This could rule out a number of clubs who are interested in the Norway forward, although Manchester City and Paris St-Germain could raise the funds. (Sunday Mirror)

Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez has been linked with a move back to Liverpool, seven years after the Uruguay striker left the Merseyside club. David Beckham's Inter Miami in the US have also been named as a potential destination for the 34-year-old. (Todofichajes, via Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool have made their interest in Barcelona Pedri known, prompting the Catalan club to offer the 18-year-old Spain midfielder a new deal with a release clause of around £350m. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United have added Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ruben Neves, 24, to their list of transfer targets, with the Midlands club prepared to sell the Portugal midfielder. (90min)

West Ham United want to sign Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, 28, on a permanent deal, but face competition from Arsenal. The England attacking midfielder has been on loan with the Hammers since January. (Sunday Star)

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, could join Paris St-Germain if France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, chooses to leave for Real Madrid. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)

Real Madrid consider themselves a leading contender to sign World Cup winner Mbappe in the summer. (AS)

Wolves are poised to make a move for Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes, 24, and are considering offering 23-year-old Italian Patrick Cutrone, who is already on loan with the Spanish club, in a part-exchange for the Portugal striker. (Football Insider)

Everton and Italy striker Moise Kean, 21, who is on loan with Paris St-Germain, has been linked with a possible return to Juventus. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United and Leeds have joined the race to sign 18-year-old centre-back Kyron Gordon from Sheffield United. Everton and Liverpool have also been linked with the English teenager. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United also want to bring English goalkeeper Sam Johnstone back from West Bromwich Albion. The 28-year-old joined the Baggies from Old Trafford in 2018. (Sunday Sun)

Newcastle United are monitoring Wolves' 21-year-old English defender Dion Sanderson, who is on-loan with north-east rivals Sunderland. (Chronicle)

Arsenal have made an approach for Fluminense's 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Martinelli, who is also wanted by Manchester United. (Globo Esporte, via Football London)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has made Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, his number one target as Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 26, pushes for a move to Italy's Serie A. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Mail on Sunday)

The Italian manager, however, has played down rumours linking the Toffees with Koulibaly, who played under the 61-year-old in Naples. (Liverpool Echo)

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, is "absolutely close" to finalising a new deal with AC Milan, says technical director Paolo Maldini. (Sky Italia - in Italian)
 

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Monday's Newspapers:
12th April 2021



daily mail
Football League clubs are pushing for next Saturday's 3pm fixtures to be played on Friday night so not to clash with Prince Philip's funeral.
Mikel Arteta admits the relief of a much-needed Arsenal victory was spoiled by yet another injury headache.
Marouane Fellaini could make a shock return to the Premier League this summer with Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho reportedly planning a reunion with the former Manchester United midfielder.
Sam Allardyce has warned his West Brom players relegation is likely to mean club staff losing their jobs.
Carlo Ancelotti wants his squad to embrace the pressure of needing to deliver and show they remain in the hunt for European football.


daily telegraph
Scotland's Steve Tandy has emerged as the frontrunner for the Lions defence coach vacancy after Warren Gatland was forced into a major reshuffle of his coaching team.


the times
Sport will pay its respects to Prince Philip by moving fixtures and halting play during the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral on Saturday.
James Tavernier, the Rangers captain, is "pushing hard" to be involved in this weekend's Scottish Cup tie against Celtic, the timing of which has yet to be decided.


daily mirror
Galatasaray forward Radamel Falcao is to undergo surgery after suffering a facial injury during training.
Manchester United have been in contact with Pau Torres' representatives ahead of a potential move, according to reports in Spain.


the sun
Four Leicester City stars at a Covid-flouting house party were busted by their manager Brendan Rodgers - then hid before cops arrived.
Arsenal have been dealt major blow after Mikel Arteta confirmed Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season - with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli also picking up injuries on Sunday.
PSG have reportedly made contact with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Konstantinos Mavropanos has refused to commit his future to Arsenal - despite only signing a new contract last year.
West Ham aim to swoop for QPR's giant Senegalese goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
Hartlepool goalkeeper Brad Young could be on his way to Leicester in a bargain deal.


daily express
Daniel Levy has already reportedly decided he will have to stick by Jose Mourinho next season because it will cost too much to sack him.
Jesse Lingard's previous views on Arsenal and playing at the Emirates Stadium could dash any hopes Gunners' fans have of seeing the midfielder move to their club.


daily star
Liverpool must act quickly to sign Pedri in the summer transfer window as Barcelona have their own plan in place.


scottish sun
AC Milan are ready to offer Celtic loan defender Diego Laxalt as part of their bid to land Odsonne Edouard.
Fans are still waiting to find out when next weekend's Scottish Cup ties will be played - but they look certain to be moved after the Scottish Grand National was put back 24 hours to Sunday to avoid a clash with Prince Philip's funeral.
Dundee United manager Micky Mellon has emerged as a shock contender to take charge of English League One side Doncaster Rovers.


daily record
Hampden bosses will hold an emergency breakfast meeting on Monday morning in a bid to thrash out a contingency plan to reschedule this weekend's packed Scottish Cup card around the funeral of Prince Phillip.
Hearts are set to celebrate their Championship title with a trophy day on the weekend of the Scottish Cup quarter-finals - if Inverness are knocked out by St Mirren this Saturday.



Tottenhamboss Jose Mourinho is planning a possible reunion with former Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini by bringing him to Spurs. The 33-year-old, who worked under Mourinho at Manchester United, has been with Chinese club Shandong Luneng since leaving Old Trafford in 2019. (Voetball 24 via Sun)

Arsenal plan to hijack West Ham's bid to sign Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, this summer. (Star)

Leicester City lead Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 22, from Lille. (Star)

Bayern Munich will attempt to bring Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to the Bundesliga club in the summer if Hansi Flick leaves to take over as Germany boss. (90mins)

Bayern president Herbert Hainer says he is "firmly convinced" Flick will remain in charge at Allianz Arena. (Sky Sport Germany via Goal)

Liverpool must move quickly to sign Barcelona's Spain playmaker Pedri, 18, as his release clause will rise if he signs a new deal. (Star)

Paris St-Germain have contacted Mohamed Salah's representatives to talk about a summer move for Liverpool's 28-year-old Egypt forward. (Telefoot on Twitter - in French)

PSG and former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has approached Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27, about the possibility of a reunion in the French capital. (Telefoot on Twitter - in French)

Manchester United are "obsessed" with signing Villarreal and Spain defender Pau Torres, 24, who is also wanted by Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. (AS via Team Talk)

Crystal Palace have turned their attention to Marseille's France winger Florian Thauvin, 28, as it becomes increasingly unlikely they will be able to sign 23-year-old Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr from Watford in the summer. Thauvin, however, is already in talks with AC Milan. (Sun)

A summer departure from Manchester United for Edinson Cavani will be complicated by a £2m clause in his contract. The 34-year-old Uruguay striker has been strongly linked with a move to Boca Juniors. (Mirror)

Inter Milan do not want to sign Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 24, despite strong interest from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. (ESPN)

West Ham are interested in signing Senegal goalkeeper Seny Dieng, 26, from Championship club QPR. (Sun)

Juventus' talks with 27-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala - who has been linked with Manchester United - remain up in the air because of financial pressures on the Turin club, says sporting director Fabio Paratici. (Sky Italia via Goal)

AC Milan will not consider selling 21-year-old forward Rafael Leao for anything less than 50m euros. The Portuguese has previously attracted the interest of Everton and Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leicester City are close to signing 18-year-old English goalkeeper Brad Young from Hartlepool. (Sun)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
13th April 2021



daily telegraph
Arsenal are competing with Leicester City and a handful of Europe's biggest clubs in the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Survivors of child sexual abuse in football have called for a new independent investigation after the authorities were accused of "glossing over" the paedophile crimes of a leading administrator with close links to the Football Association.
Get ready for "outs" instead of wickets when the new Hundred format launches in July.
One of Britain's greatest ever wheelchair basketball players is facing retirement from the sport on the eve of the Paralympics, at the age of only 26, after he was ruled ineligible for the Tokyo Games.


daily mail
Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for a round of fixtures before the end of the season.
Tottenham are set to prioritise strengthening their defence this summer, but will have to sell players first amid significant financial constraints.
Manchester United could revisit a move for Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho this summer.
Arsenal are optimistic Bukayo Saka has avoided serious injury after being forced off against Sheffield United.
Slavisa Jokanovic is considering a return to England after finishing the regular Qatar season on a high with Al Gharafa.
Premiership Rugby relegation is set to be suspended until at least the 2024-25 season, but the top division could be expanded to 14 teams if a second-tier club are willing to buy shares.


the times
West Ham United's players are on course for a windfall of about £8.5m thanks to a Champions League bonus in their contracts.
Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Jerome Boateng after it was confirmed that the veteran defender will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer.
Frank McAvennie insists his former club Celtic should set a deadline for Eddie Howe to decide whether or not he intends to accept the club's offer to become their new manager.
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has called on the Scottish Football Association to display some common sense and use either Ibrox or Celtic Park as the venue for the Scottish Cup final on May 22 if that will permit spectators to attend the showpiece event.


daily express
Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell Erling Haaland this summer, according to the player's agent Mino Raiola.
Torino striker and reported Chelsea target Andrea Belotti is unlikely to renew his current deal with the Serie A relegation candidates, according to reports from Italy.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly 'about to say goodbye' to Jurgen Klopp with several clubs in the running to land him.


daily mirror
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Manchester United, according to sensational reports from Italy.
Mikel Arteta has been warned he could face the sack if he does not win the Europa League with Arsenal this season.
Liverpool defender Nat Phillips was on the verge of moving to America before his rapid rise to becoming a first-team regular at Anfield.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has been in touch with Harry Kane to learn his summer plan, according to reports in France.
Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to play hardball over Harry Kane and deny him a move to a Premier League rival.


the sun
Glenn Hoddle would not blame Harry Kane if he quits Tottenham - just like he did.
Jesse Lingard's remarkable resurgence could earn the midfielder a move to Real Madrid, according to reports.
Leicester are reportedly 'confident' of beating Manchester United and Tottenham to the signature of Boubakary Soumare.
Mikel Arteta is facing growing resentment from players upset they are being blamed for Arsenal's problems instead of him.
Manchester City are set to sign Brazilian wonderkid Kayky from Fluminense, according to reports.
AC Milan are reportedly struggling to make progress on Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract situation - opening the door for Chelsea.


daily star
Chelsea are in a strong position to sign Sergio Aguero this summer when his Manchester City career finally comes to an end.


scottish sun
John Collins reckons Eddie Howe "fits the bill" as the new Celtic manager - but warned the former Bournemouth boss his old club won't wait on him forever.
Alex Rae reckons Rangers winger Ryan Kent is now worth £25m.
Micky Mellon is fully focused on Dundee United - despite being in the frame for the Doncaster hotseat.


daily record
Former Celtic star John Collins has slammed Rangers for "playing the system" in their appeal over the club's five Covid rule-breakers.



Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are monitoring Jesse Lingard's situation before the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old England and Manchester United midfielder is impressing on loan at West Ham. (ESPN)

Arsenal remain keen on signing Celtic's 23-year-old French striker Odsonne Edouard but face competition from Leicester. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are wary about entering into talks with Borussia Dortmund over signing Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, having failed to negotiate a lower fee for team-mate Jadon Sancho last summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Despite the breakdown in those talks, Manchester United are not ruling out another move for England forward Sancho, 21, this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Erling Braut Haaland's agent Mino Raiola says Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell the forward this summer. (Star)

Manchester United have revived their interest in Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The 26-year-old Serbia midfielder is also of note to Real Madrid and PSG. (Gazzetta - in Italian)

Manchester United are in talks to buy Australian club Central Coast Mariners. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Tottenham are set to make a move for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. The 32-year-old Germany centre-back will leave the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season. (Sky Germany - in German)

Tottenham will prioritise strengthening their defence this summer but must sell players first to raise funds. (Mail)

AC Milan are determined to sign 23-year-old England and Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who is currently on loan at the Italian club, on a permanent deal. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Chelsea's hopes of signing 22-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma have been boosted with the news that contract talks between the Italian and AC Milan have stalled. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Burnley boss Sean Dyche are on Crystal Palace's shortlist to replace Roy Hodgson as manager. Hodgson's contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich are interested in Spain defender Lucas Vazquez, who may not play again for Real Madrid. The 29-year-old's knee injury may keep him out until the end of the season, when his contract runs out. (Marca)

Juventus are keen on signing Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, when his contract expires in 2022. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for one round of fixtures to send out a message that racism will not be tolerated. (Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says ex-midfielder Owen Hargreaves was his worst signing during his time at the club. (Star)
 

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Tuesday's Newspapers:
13th April 2021



daily telegraph
Arsenal are competing with Leicester City and a handful of Europe's biggest clubs in the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Survivors of child sexual abuse in football have called for a new independent investigation after the authorities were accused of "glossing over" the paedophile crimes of a leading administrator with close links to the Football Association.
Get ready for "outs" instead of wickets when the new Hundred format launches in July.
One of Britain's greatest ever wheelchair basketball players is facing retirement from the sport on the eve of the Paralympics, at the age of only 26, after he was ruled ineligible for the Tokyo Games.


daily mail
Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for a round of fixtures before the end of the season.
Tottenham are set to prioritise strengthening their defence this summer, but will have to sell players first amid significant financial constraints.
Manchester United could revisit a move for Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho this summer.
Arsenal are optimistic Bukayo Saka has avoided serious injury after being forced off against Sheffield United.
Slavisa Jokanovic is considering a return to England after finishing the regular Qatar season on a high with Al Gharafa.
Premiership Rugby relegation is set to be suspended until at least the 2024-25 season, but the top division could be expanded to 14 teams if a second-tier club are willing to buy shares.


the times
West Ham United's players are on course for a windfall of about £8.5m thanks to a Champions League bonus in their contracts.
Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Jerome Boateng after it was confirmed that the veteran defender will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer.
Frank McAvennie insists his former club Celtic should set a deadline for Eddie Howe to decide whether or not he intends to accept the club's offer to become their new manager.
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has called on the Scottish Football Association to display some common sense and use either Ibrox or Celtic Park as the venue for the Scottish Cup final on May 22 if that will permit spectators to attend the showpiece event.


daily express
Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell Erling Haaland this summer, according to the player's agent Mino Raiola.
Torino striker and reported Chelsea target Andrea Belotti is unlikely to renew his current deal with the Serie A relegation candidates, according to reports from Italy.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly 'about to say goodbye' to Jurgen Klopp with several clubs in the running to land him.


daily mirror
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Manchester United, according to sensational reports from Italy.
Mikel Arteta has been warned he could face the sack if he does not win the Europa League with Arsenal this season.
Liverpool defender Nat Phillips was on the verge of moving to America before his rapid rise to becoming a first-team regular at Anfield.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has been in touch with Harry Kane to learn his summer plan, according to reports in France.
Tottenham owner Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to play hardball over Harry Kane and deny him a move to a Premier League rival.


the sun
Glenn Hoddle would not blame Harry Kane if he quits Tottenham - just like he did.
Jesse Lingard's remarkable resurgence could earn the midfielder a move to Real Madrid, according to reports.
Leicester are reportedly 'confident' of beating Manchester United and Tottenham to the signature of Boubakary Soumare.
Mikel Arteta is facing growing resentment from players upset they are being blamed for Arsenal's problems instead of him.
Manchester City are set to sign Brazilian wonderkid Kayky from Fluminense, according to reports.
AC Milan are reportedly struggling to make progress on Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract situation - opening the door for Chelsea.


daily star
Chelsea are in a strong position to sign Sergio Aguero this summer when his Manchester City career finally comes to an end.


scottish sun
John Collins reckons Eddie Howe "fits the bill" as the new Celtic manager - but warned the former Bournemouth boss his old club won't wait on him forever.
Alex Rae reckons Rangers winger Ryan Kent is now worth £25m.
Micky Mellon is fully focused on Dundee United - despite being in the frame for the Doncaster hotseat.


daily record
Former Celtic star John Collins has slammed Rangers for "playing the system" in their appeal over the club's five Covid rule-breakers.



Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are monitoring Jesse Lingard's situation before the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old England and Manchester United midfielder is impressing on loan at West Ham. (ESPN)

Arsenal remain keen on signing Celtic's 23-year-old French striker Odsonne Edouard but face competition from Leicester. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are wary about entering into talks with Borussia Dortmund over signing Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, having failed to negotiate a lower fee for team-mate Jadon Sancho last summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Despite the breakdown in those talks, Manchester United are not ruling out another move for England forward Sancho, 21, this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Erling Braut Haaland's agent Mino Raiola says Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell the forward this summer. (Star)

Manchester United have revived their interest in Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The 26-year-old Serbia midfielder is also of note to Real Madrid and PSG. (Gazzetta - in Italian)

Manchester United are in talks to buy Australian club Central Coast Mariners. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Tottenham are set to make a move for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. The 32-year-old Germany centre-back will leave the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season. (Sky Germany - in German)

Tottenham will prioritise strengthening their defence this summer but must sell players first to raise funds. (Mail)

AC Milan are determined to sign 23-year-old England and Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who is currently on loan at the Italian club, on a permanent deal. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Chelsea's hopes of signing 22-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma have been boosted with the news that contract talks between the Italian and AC Milan have stalled. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Eddie Howe, Frank Lampard and Burnley boss Sean Dyche are on Crystal Palace's shortlist to replace Roy Hodgson as manager. Hodgson's contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich are interested in Spain defender Lucas Vazquez, who may not play again for Real Madrid. The 29-year-old's knee injury may keep him out until the end of the season, when his contract runs out. (Marca)

Juventus are keen on signing Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, when his contract expires in 2022. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Premier League clubs are considering a blanket social media boycott for one round of fixtures to send out a message that racism will not be tolerated. (Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says ex-midfielder Owen Hargreaves was his worst signing during his time at the club. (Star)
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Wednesday's Newspapers:
14th April 2021



daily mail
Bayern Munich are confident they will land Erling Haaland next summer if he spends one more season at Borussia Dortmund.
Mike Ashley is closing the Newcastle United retail store and has made all of his staff redundant, informing them that the club's proposed new owners do not wish to keep them.
West Brom's bid to switch their game against Aston Villa was blocked by the Premier League because of their commitment to televise every match this season.
Premier League clubs are considering a boycott of social media next weekend.


daily mirror
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is being eyed by Tottenham amid uncertainty surrounding the future of Jose Mourinho.
William Saliba has been handed an encouraging boost over his Arsenal future by manager Mikel Arteta.


daily telegraph
Gini Wijnaldum has given Liverpool hope of him staying at Anfield beyond the summer when his contract expires.
Wolves are interested in signing Iceland prodigy Isak Bergmann Johannesson from IFK Norrkoping but are worried about getting a post-Brexit work permit.
Manchester United have sent scouts to watch AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Matthew Cox.
Crystal Palace are yet to decide on whether there will be a change in the dugout next season after their longest consecutive run in the Premier League, but one manager catching the eye is Valerien Ismael at Barnsley.
Everton midfielder Mo Besic is a target for Reading this summer when his contract runs out at Goodison Park.
The Carabao Cup final has been engulfed by accusations of discrimination and poor treatment of fans as plans for the return of crowds were condemned by supporters' groups.
A fan zone for up to 12,500 supporters to watch England's Euro 2021 matches on outdoor screens is being planned for Trafalgar Square.
James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury will train with their Leicester team-mates on Wednesday for the first time since breaching Covid regulations.


the sun
Manchester United are back on the trail of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Ashley Young is mulling over his future as he prepares to add a Serie A winner's medal to his collection with Inter Milan.
Jose Mourinho's row with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has killed off any lingering chances of Harry Kane moving to Manchester United this summer.
UEFA are set to partially scrap the away goals rule from next season. Under the new regulations poised to be agreed on Friday, away goals will only count extra up to the end of 90 minutes in the second leg.
Chelsea are reportedly willing to offer Hakim Ziyech to Sevilla in a player-plus-cash deal to bring Jules Kounde to Stamford Bridge.
Ex-Premier League referee Howard Webb has married his long-term girlfriend German VAR Bibiana Steinhaus.


the times
Everton have identified Norwich City's Max Aarons as an option at right-back and will look to haggle down his £30 million asking price.
Players from all English clubs could miss out on selection for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa because of the overlap between the Gallagher Premiership season and the Lions training camp.


the guardian
Team GB's athletes at the Olympic Games this summer will be powered by 45,000 teabags, more than 7,000 bags of crisps and nearly 8,000 porridge pots.


daily star
The representatives of Jesse Lingard have warned off on suggestions Manchester United may try and use the West Ham loanee as a makeweight in a deal to bring Declan Rice to Old Trafford.


daily record
Misfiring Celtic striker Patryk Klimala is on the verge of joining NY Red Bulls after the MLS outfit lodged a lucrative bid to the Hoops hierarchy for a permanent transfer for the £3.5million Polish frontman.
Scottish football chiefs are ready to demand crisis talks with the Scottish Government over fears season ticket sales will be crippled by coronavirus.
Ambitious Stephen Glass wants Bruce Anderson to sign a new contract and to fight for a place in his new-look Aberdeen frontline next season.


England striker Harry Kane, 27, wants to stay in the Premier League and go to either Manchester United or Manchester City if he was to leave Tottenham. (Independent)

Brazil star Neymar, 29, says signing a contract extension at Paris St-Germain "is no longer an issue" and he feels "very comfortable" at the French champions. (ESPN Brazil, via Goal)

Manchester United want to re-sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, from Juventus and would consider a swap deal in which France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, would return to Juve. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United also want a summer deal for Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane. The 27-year-old is valued at £60m by Real. (Mail)

United and Chelsea are interested in Juventus' Argentina international forward Paulo Dybala, 27. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Tottenham think Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo could be a potential successor to manager Jose Mourinho. (Express)

Chelsea remain keen on Uruguay and Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez, 26, but prefer Sevilla's France Under-21 international centre-back Jules Kounde, 22. (La Razon - in Spanish)

Real Madrid remain confident of signing France striker Kylian Mbappe this summer but the 22-year-old staying at Paris St-Germain cannot be ruled out. (Goal)

Barcelona will make an offer to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32, who is out of contract in the summer, but will not match the 10m-euro-per-season salary (£8.7m) offer made by Juventus.(Sport)

Everton are interested in signing England Under-21 right-back Max Aarons from Norwich City but want to try to reduce the 21-year-old's £30m asking price. (Times - subscription required)

Spurs are looking into a summer move for 23-year-old Austrian striker Sasa Kalajdzic, who plays for Stuttgart. (Eurosport)

Boca Juniors want to sign Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. The Uruguay international, 25, is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, who do not want to make his move permanent. (TyC Sports - in Spanish)

Leeds want to sign Brest's French left-back Romain Perraud, 23, but face competition from Lyon. (Mail)

Leeds have made an enquiry about Sampdoria defender Omar Colley as they consider a potential move for the Gambia centre-back, 28. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 27, will reject a new contract at Manchester United and wants a summer transfer. His current deal is due to expire at the end of next season. (ESPN)

Aston Villa are preparing to receive a big offer for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez this summer. The 28-year-old Argentine is reportedly a target for Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Valencia have offered Portugal winger Goncalo Guedes, 24, to Wolves. (Mail)

Wolves' Portuguese left-back Ruben Vinagre is a target for Benfica. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Famalicao. (Football Insider)

Fulham, Monaco and Genk are interested in signing Chelsea's 22-year-old English striker Ike Ugbo, who is on loan at Cercle Bruges. (Goal)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:
15th April 2021


the sun
Declan Rice sounded out Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw on what it is like at Manchester United while away with England, according to reports.
PSG are preparing an audacious player-swap move in a bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
William Saliba will reportedly be considered for the Arsenal first team next season after impressing during his loan spell at Nice.
Lucas Torreira looks set to stay at Arsenal with a move to Boca Juniors looking 'unlikely', according to reports in South America.
Yangel Herrera says it is his dream to play under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Red Star Belgrade have been punished for racist abuse aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic earlier this year.


daily mail
Mohamed Salah is reportedly concerned Liverpool may consider cashing in on him this summer after he flirted with a move away in recent months.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman urged Boris Johnson to intervene in the takeover of Newcastle by telling the Premier League to 'correct' its decision to block the deal.
Phil Foden was less than impressed following his heroics in Dortmund after a tweet was published on his official Twitter account without his approval.
Arsenal are unlikely to renew the contract of centre-back David Luiz this summer, according to reports.
Fulham have joined a number of teams interested in making a permanent move for Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo.
The Lions and Premiership clubs remain at daggers drawn over player release for a pre-tour camp with a key meeting set for next week.


daily mirror
Luka Modric has encouraged Kylian Mbappe to join Real Madrid if the La Liga champions attempt a move for him in the summer transfer window.
Bernd Leno has opened the door to a departure from Arsenal, with contract talks yet to begin between the German and the Gunners.
Jesse Lingard is reportedly undecided on his Manchester United future, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer launching a charm offensive.


daily express
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is being linked with an incredible return to Manchester United this summer.
Arsenal star Folarin Balogun rejected approaches from 15 clubs as he signs a new contract at the Gunners.
Chelsea transfer guru Marina Granovskaia is ready to put a host of first-team players up for sale in order to fund a move for Erling Haaland, reports suggest.


the times
Everton have identified Norwich City's Max Aarons as an option at right-back and will look to haggle down his £30m asking price.
Wimbledon has revealed that a new 8,000-seat show court and 38 additional grass courts are part of plans for the largest expansion in its history.


scottish sun
Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is at the centre of a police probe over claims he was involved in an alleged cross-border Covid-breach.
Callum Davidson would love to keep on-loan Rangers winger Glenn Middleton for next season.
Patryk Klimala has jetted out to New York to complete his Red Bulls move.


daily record
Morton are bracing themselves to be hammered by the SFA after breaching Covid rules to play in a bounce match for trialists.
Leo Hjelde's dad has revealed the Celtic defender is being tracked by a number of clubs but is targeting a first-team breakthrough next term.


daily star
Chelsea are apparently willing to go all-out in order to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde, and will even offer them Hakim Ziyech in exchange.


the guardian
Lionel Messi has helped to obtain 50,000 Covid vaccines from China for an ambitious but controversial plan to inoculate all of South America's football players before this summer's Copa America tournament.


England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, is undecided about whether he wants to return to Manchester United after impressing on loan at West Ham. (Goal)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, is interested in joining Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, says he is "open to a new adventure" and that there have been no talks to extend his contract with the Gunners. (Times - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, is now Barcelona's main target. The Spanish side would prefer to sign him this summer but will wait until next year if needs be. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona are confident they will seal the free transfer signing of Manchester City and Spain centre-back Eric Garcia, 20, by the end of April. (Sport)

But Barcelona have revised the deal they offered to Garcia to throw the move into doubt, which could alert Arsenal and Chelsea. (Star)

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann insists there are "no talks" taking place about him replacing Hansi Flick as Bayern Munich boss. (Goal)

Juventus want to re-sign Everton and Italy forward Moise Kean, who is on loan at Paris St-Germain. The Toffees want 50m euros (£43.5m) for Kean, 21, or a swap deal involving France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, or Turkey centre-back Merih Demiral, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea are considering a swap deal to sign Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 30, with Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, going the other way. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa have told Chelsea they are not interested in a permanent deal for on-loan England midfielder Ross Barkley. West Ham are interested in signing the 27-year-old. (Teamtalk)

Everton's Brazilian winger Bernard, 28, is wanted by Real Betis boss Manuel Pellegrini. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool could sign Rennes and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, this summer to replace Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, who looks set to leave when his contract expires. (Express)

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all continue to monitor Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 27. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Sporting Lisbon want to make Spain right-back Pedro Porro's loan from Manchester City permanent and have a 8.5m euro (£7.4m) purchase agreement for the 21-year-old. (Goal)

Newcastle are not concerned by Jacob Murphy's contract situation, despite interest in the English winger from Watford and Rangers. The 26-year-old is out of contract in 2022. (Chronicle)

Former England right-back Ashley Young wants to end his career at first club Watford. The 35-year-old is currently at Inter Milan. (Sun)

Arsenal are unlikely to offer Brazil centre-back David Luiz, 33, a new deal, with boss Mikel Arteta keen to give French defender William Saliba, 20, more chances in pre-season after his loan at Nice ends. (Football.London)