Press Gossip - 2021


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
16th April 2021

daily telegraph
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has opened the door for Paris Saint-Germain to make a substantial bid for on-loan striker Moise Kean but the club have placed a £45m price tag on the Italy international.
Phil Foden has decided to part ways with the social media company that runs his Twitter account over a contentious message to Kylian Mbappe in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final triumph over Borussia Dortmund.
The £305m Saudi Arabia-backed bid to buy Newcastle United will be re-submitted if the club wins its arbitration case against the Premier League.

the sun
Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic with the defender's transfer fee set at £38m this summer.
Barnsley have warned Crystal Palace off nicking boss Valerien Ismael this summer.
Harry Kane can be forgiven for considering his future at Tottenham with Manchester United claimed to be interested, according to Dimitar Berbatov.
Sead Kolasinac is willing to take a 50 per cent pay cut to make his loan move to Schalke permanent this summer, according to reports.

daily mail
The Premier League has shifted its calendar to allow each club to play in front of its own supporters - but no away fans will be admitted.
Europe's biggest clubs are expected to make a grab for greater control of the Champions League, when they hold crucial talks on Friday.
The attack on Real Madrid's team bus by Liverpool supporters only served to spur on the Spanish side, claims Federico Valverde.
Carlos Vinicius looks unlikely to return to Benfica next season, with a Premier League battle between Tottenham and Wolves brewing over his signature.
Lucas Torreira has continued to make his feelings clear to Arsenal that he is desperate to join Boca Juniors.
Footballers are paying as much as £4,000 a month to outsource their social media activity.
Watford are set to offer Ashley Young a shock return to the club - 14 years after he left Vicarage Road.
Mauricio Pochettino has promised Paris Saint-Germain fans he will 'fight' to keep hold of star man Kylian Mbappe amid strong interest from Real Madrid.

daily mirror
Netherlands boss Frank de Boer has told Virgil van Dijk to forget about playing in this summer's European Championships and instead focus on his Liverpool comeback.
Arsenal face losing Eddie Nketiah after convincing Folarin Balogun to sign a new deal at the Emirates.
Paul Pogba says Granada's players were trying to get him sent off during his fleeting appearance for Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals.

the times
Mo Farah and Dina Asher-Smith are expected to lead a strong British contingent at a Diamond League meeting in the North East next month after the event was switched from Morocco to Gateshead.

the guardian
Carlo Ancelotti has claimed a central midfielder and striker are not transfer priorities for Everton this summer because the club trust Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Paris Saint-Germain have yet to make a permanent move for Moise Kean.

daily star
Mino Raiola's demands for Erling Haaland have forced one Premier League side to "pull out" of a transfer.
Manchester United and Liverpool are among the club eyeing up a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, who brands himself the 'Serbian Zlatan Ibrahimovic'.

daily record
Scottish football is set for a huge Covid shot in the arm next month with padlocks set to come off the turnstiles in time to let fans in for the end-of-season top-flight playoffs.
Jubilant Stephen Glass has revealed Celtic were on the phone trying to keep Scott Brown when he was up signing his pre-contract.
Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish believes Celtic need to get the "wheels turning again" in their search to name Neil Lennon's permanent successor.

scottish sun
Cops probing claims Neil Lennon breached Covid rules with an alleged cross-border pub trip have said no English laws were broken.
Jim Goodwin has been given a three-match ban by the SFA after confronting ref Don Robertson.

daily express
Manchester United have held talks about a blockbuster deal for Erling Haaland with Mino Raiola, according to reports.

and Real Madrid may be priced out of a deal for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. The 20-year-old wants a salary of 35m euros (£30m) a year. (Goal)

Manchester United are ready to step up their interest in Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, but the Italian side want at least £38m for the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are putting pressure on Kylian Mbappe to sign a new deal, but the France forward, 22, does not want the contract to be too long. (L'Equipe - in French)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says the club are "open" to selling 21-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean, who is on loan at PSG. (Mail)

Real Madrid are not prepared to sell 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan at Arsenal until the end of the season. (Marca)

West Ham are hopeful they will be able to sign Arsenal and England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 21, this summer. (Evening Standard)

Wolves will try to sign Benfica's Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius this summer after Tottenham chose not to make the 26-year-old's loan permanent. (TVI24 - in Portuguese)

Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with France's 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has decided not to extend his contract at Rennes. (Marca)

Manchester United want to sign 24-year-old Fulham and Denmark defender Joachim Andersen, who is on loan at Craven Cottage from Lyon. (B.T - in Danish)

Bayern Munich are considering Massimiliano Allegri as manager Hansi Flick's potential replacement. Allegri has been without a role since leaving Juventus in 2019. (Sport Mediaset - in Italian)

Barcelona will let France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 27, leave this summer, with AC Milan and Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli, 26, a possible replacement. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli says he would consider a move abroad. The 23-year-old has been linked with Manchester City. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal could also target Locatelli again, having first scouted him five years ago. (Football.London)

Watford are set to offer former winger Ashley Young, 35, a one-year deal if they are promoted back to the Premier League. The English player's contract at Inter Milan runs out this summer. (Mail)

Barcelona are considering a move for RB Leipzig and Spain striker Dani Olmo, 22, who played at the Catalan club's academy. (Sport)

Atletico Madrid are interested in 19-year-old Italian midfielder Nicolo Rovella, who is on loan at Genoa from Juventus, plus Udinese's Argentine right-back Nahuel Molina, 23. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


Full Member
Aug 7, 2019
I'm in shocked how the club posted gossip in their official website too.

I almost thought we signed Milenkovic since they posted his picture. :lol:
Surely if the official site is running the story, then their has to be some truth into it? Haggle tactics maybe with the speculation of Varane?

"We are interested in negotiating for Milenkovic, but we are also looking into Varane for £xxm if we can't get an agreement quickly" :lol:


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
17th April 2021

daily mirror
Liverpool are ready to break the bank and sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele as a replacement for Sadio Mane, according to sensational reports from Spain.
Manchester City are ready to open talks with Phil Foden over a lucrative new contract to reflect his emergence as one of their most important players.
Yaya Toure has revealed that he wrote a letter of apology to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after comments he made in an interview following his final season at the Eithad.
Real Madrid have named Martin Odegaard as one of their untouchable players in the transfer market.

daily mail
Chelsea are interested in bringing in England international Jude Bellingham this summer in a mega-money deal from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are all chasing Inter Milan hot-shot Martin Satriano.
Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign Barcelona full-back Emerson this summer - but face competition from PSG and both Milan clubs.
Andre Silva's agent has confirmed that the Eintracht Frankfurt striker and rumoured Manchester United target doesn't have a release clause.
The undisputed heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is set to take place in Saudi Arabia this summer, according to reports.

the sun
Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Leicester City about signing Wesley Fofana.
Chelsea target Sergio Aguero is demanding £200,000-a-week wages from his next club, according to reports.
Lucas Torreira has again pleaded with Arsenal to let him join Boca Juniors and suggested the Gunners could sanction a one-year loan deal.
Shaun Wright-Phillips reckons that Phil Foden can become the most decorated English player of all time.
Joe Cole rolled back the years by turning up for non-league side Belstone FC at the weekend.
Aston Villa love Colin the Caterpillar cakes so much they create a 2ft version to celebrate players' birthdays.

daily express
Real Madrid are set to replace Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window with Jules Kounde if the France international moves to Manchester United in a £60m deal.
Tottenham are set to sit down with the representatives of Joachim Andersen in the next few weeks to discuss a potential transfer this summer.
RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has claimed that Liverpool are yet to contact him over the possibility of a summer move, despite continued reports linking him with an imminent switch to Anfield.

daily star
Pep Guardiola's multiple rejections of the Chelsea job appear to have taught Blues owner Roman Abramovich the value of patience with his club's managers.
Thomas Tuchel says he has considered asking his players to help decide who Chelsea should buy this summer.
Luis Suarez could reportedly make a sensational return to Liverpool this summer.

scottish sun
Former Celtic keeper Fraser Forster has broken the silence on his decision to leave Parkhead, claiming he wanted to fight for the number one jersey at Southampton.
Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths are no big loss to Celtic, insists ex-boss John Barnes.
Teenage prospect Harry Cochrane is to leave Hearts in the summer after turning down a new deal.

daily record
Dundee United manager Micky Mellon is confident midfielder Peter Pawlett will reject a move to St Johnstone and stay at Tannadice.

Chelsea are interested in signing England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, from Borussia Dortmund, who rate him as a £100m player. (Eurosport)

Manchester United are following the progress of Leicester City's 20-year-old French defender Wesley Fofana. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Liverpool want to sign Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, as a replacement for Senegal international Sadio Mane, 29. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal are interested in Inter Milan's 20-year-old Uruguayan forward Martin Satriano, who is also being tracked by Chelsea and Manchester City. (Mail)

Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, has a deal in place to join Real Madrid as a free agent this summer, but the Spanish side will not announce it until after this season has finished. (Marca)

Manchester City are set to offer England midfielder Phil Foden, 20, a new £100,000-a-week deal. (Mirror)

Tottenham are interested in 22-year-old Barcelona and Brazil defender Emerson, who is currently on loan at Real Betis. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Meanwhile, Spurs will also meet the representatives of Fulham (on loan from Lyon) and Denmark centre-back Joachim Andersen, 24, to discuss a potential summer transfer. (Express)

Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is optimistic Brazil forward Neymar, 29, and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, will be at the club next season. (Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Real Madrid want to sell 31-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale, who is on loan at Tottenham, and France centre-back Raphael Varane, 27, this summer to fund moves for Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Marca)

Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, has said he wants to join Boca Juniors on loan. (Perfil Bulos)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he is convinced that Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, wants to stay at the club. (Deportes Cuatro - in Spanish)

West Ham are in pole position to sign Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard, 23, as Leicester are having second thoughts over a rumoured approach. (Football Insider)

Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva, 25, who is a target for Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, does not have a release clause in his contract. (Goal)

Barcelona were also tracking Silva but have decided against signing the Portugal international. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool are holding firm in contract talks with 30-year-old Georginio Wijnaldum, meaning the Netherlands midfielder could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Liverpool Echo)

RB Leipzig'sFrance Under-21 centre-back Ibrahima Konate, 21, says he has not heard from Liverpool despite being repeatedly linked with the Premier League champions. (Bild - in German)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, has accepted a lower salary to sign a new one-year deal with Real Madrid. (AS)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
18th April 2021

daily star sunday
Paul Pogba is demanding a whopping £500,000-per week to sign a new deal at Manchester United.
Raheem Sterling is back on Real Madrid's transfer radar.
Manchester City have reportedly been told Jack Grealish has a release clause in his Aston Villa contract.
RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has revealed that Liverpool have not contacted him about a potential move to Anfield this summer.

mail on sunday
Premier League clubs are set to launch a social media blackout at the start of next month as part of a war against online racism.
England is in a showdown with Russia for extra Euro 2020 games, with UEFA set to announce on Monday that Dublin will not be a host city for the delayed European Championships this summer.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has praised Folarin Balogun's 'unique' qualities with the striker on the brink of a new deal with the club.

sunday mirror
Gini Wijnaldum is still planning to join Barcelona in the summer because he wants to play alongside Lionel Messi - and Dutch team-mate Memphis Depay.
Paul Pogba's contract saga is set to be played out in front of the TV cameras after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he has no problem with Amazon's potentially explosive documentary series about the Manchester United midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Manchester United's Mason Greenwood as a natural No.9.

The Chelsea dressing room were reportedly left shocked by Thomas Tuchel's decision to leave Tammy Abraham out of his 20-man squad to take on Manchester City in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.
Mike Ashley and Newcastle supporters are set for further takeover disappointment after the Amanda Staveley-led consortium which wanted to buy the Toon turned its attentions to Inter Milan.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that Lionel Messi's contract talks are "progressing".

the sun on sunday
Manchester United are on the trail of Metz teen sensation Pape Sarr.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects to learn tomorrow whether Harry Kane has any hope of playing in the Carabao Cup final.
Tottenham are interested in signing Barcelona defender Emerson, according to reports.
Eden Hazard is ready to return for Real Madrid ahead of an emotional Chelsea reunion in the Champions League semi-final.
Leeds have joined the chase for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.
Wayne Rooney is having a luxury whisky and cigar room built into his £20m mansion.

sunday express
The powers that be at Tottenham are not expecting Jose Mourinho to remain in charge beyond the end of the current season, according to reports.
Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi appears to have poured cold water on the possibility of a summer move to Arsenal.

sunday telegraph
The schedule for this summer's British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa is set to change, with the first Test in the three-match series now taking place in Cape Town before the final two Tests are held at altitude in Johannesburg.

the observer
Warren Gatland has revealed that Andy Farrell - his key lieutenant on the two previous British & Irish Lions tours - could still be added to the coaching staff for this summer's trip to South Africa.

sunday mail
Connor Goldson is set to commit his long-term future to Rangers by signing a contract extension early next week.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard insists Scott Brown will be missed in the heat of derby battle when he leaves Celtic in the summer.

scottish sun
Leeds hope to make it third time lucky with a £15m move for Ryan Kent.
Rangers hero Glen Kamara has launched a management consultancy business named in honour of his club's historic 55th league title.

There is "a growing belief" at Tottenham that manager Jose Mourinho will not be at the club next season, with Spurs struggling to secure a Champions League place for the 2021-22 campaign. (Football London)

France midfielder Paul Pogba wants £500,000-a-week to sign a new deal with Manchester United, while Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Juventus have also been told of the 28-year-old's wage requirements if they want to sign him. (Star on Sunday)

Chelsea will compete with Manchester United for the signing of Real Madrid and France centre-back Raphael Varane, 27. (Bild journalist Christian Falk on Twitter)

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 26, is again attracting interest from Real Madrid, with the England international having struggled for first-team football in recent weeks. (Star on Sunday)

Wolves want to offload Spain winger Adama Traore to help raise funds for new signings and £30m could be enough for a club to sign the 25-year-old. (Football Insider)

Tottenham continue to monitor 22-year-old Brazil right-back Emerson, who is on loan at Real Betis from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, plans to join Barcelona in the summer because he wants to play alongside Lionel Messi and Netherlands team-mate Memphis Depay. (Sunday Mirror)

England striker Tammy Abraham's future at Chelsea is in doubt after manager Thomas Tuchel left the 23-year-old out of the squad for their FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City. (Mail on Sunday)

AC Milan have made it clear to Chelsea they plan to take up the option to turn 23-year-old England defender Fikayo Tomori's loan into a permanent move. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are interested in signing 25-year-old Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is on loan at Fulham. (Teamtalk)

Leeds United are targeting a move for 28-year-old Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, whose contract with Ajax runs until 2023. (Sunday Mirror)

Leeds will also try for a third time to sign Rangers' English winger Ryan Kent, 24, and will offer £15m. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are stepping up their pursuit of Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek, with the 18-year-old Czech Republic international also attracting interest from other clubs. (90 Min)

France forward Alassane Plea is ready to leave Borussia Monchengladbach, with Arsenal, Leicester and West Ham having previously shown interest in the 28-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce says he would "love" to keep 21-year-old English midfielder Joe Willock, who is on loan from Arsenal. (Metro)

Manchester United lead the chase for 18-year-old Metz and Senegal midfielder Pape Sarr, but other top European clubs are interested. (Sun on Sunday)

Norwich's 24-year-old Argentine playmaker Emiliano Buendia, who was linked with Arsenal, says he had the chance to leave the Canaries in January but opted to stay and help the Carrow Road club return to the Premier League. (Metro)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
19th April 2021

daily mail
Thomas Tuchel has opened the door to extending his Chelsea contract as he approaches the final 12 months of his deal.
Kevin De Bruyne fears he has suffered ankle ligament damage after hobbling out of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final defeat.
Sheffield United are plotting a 'Norwich approach' to promotion next season after Wolves confirmed their fall back to the Championship.
While fans have to wait until the final two matches of the season to return in limited numbers to Premier League matches, the same cannot be said of directors.
At the start of the season, Premier League press officers set up a WhatsApp group to improve communication between the media departments but the relegated sides now face being kicked out.
Eyebrows have been raised ahead of UEFA's 45th Ordinary Congress over the decision to hold it in person, in Montreux, Switzerland despite the need for cross-border travel during the pandemic.

daily mirror
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he still doesn't know when skipper Jordan Henderson will be back in training.
Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette was forced out of his team's 1-1 draw with Fulham after sustaining an apparent hamstring injury.
Eden Hazard is "ready" to take on Chelsea in the Champions League, according to Zinedine Zidane.
Steve Bruce wants to sign Arsenal loanee and match winner Joe Willock for Newcastle permanently.

daily express
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been impressed with Joe Willock's form during his loan spell at Newcastle United.
Alexandre Lacazette has insisted that his immediate future is in Arsenal's hands as speculation grows over a summer move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was 'very close' with Erling Haaland during their time at Molde, it has been claimed.
Manchester United are looking increasingly likely to go after West Ham star Declan Rice this summer.
Tottenham don't have Maurizio Sarri in mind to replace Jose Mourinho, reports say.

daily star
Manchester United could reportedly meet the release clause of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez to help bolster their midfield.

the sun
Barcelona are set for crunch talks over Lionel Messi's contract situation after the player's father landed in the city.

scottish sun
Roy Keane fears he has been overlooked for the Celtic job - despite talks with the Scottish giants.
Neil Lennon's agent has hit out at those who filmed the ex-Celtic boss in a pub.
Morecambe boss Derek Adams insists he is relaxed about Rangers' interest in exciting prospect Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Barcelona are yet to make a contract offer to 33-year-old Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, whose deal with the Spanish club runs out in the summer. (Marca)

Talks between Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele over a new contract are not progressing, with the 23-year-old's current deal running out in 2022. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino remains hopeful that 22-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe will agree a new deal with the club. (Goal)

Alexandre Lacazette says the decision about signing a new contract with Arsenal "is not only on my side", with the 29-year-old France striker's current deal ending in 2022. (Mirror)

Leicester and West Ham are interested in 23-year-old Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham, who was left out of the Blues' FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City. (Guardian)

The idea of Italy striker Moise Kean, 21, returning to Everton following his loan spell at PSG is "difficult to imagine", according to his brother Giovanni. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti wants Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen, 31, to make his loan switch from Roma permanent. (Liverpool Echo)

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has reiterated he has not held talks with Bayern Munich about replacing Hansi Flick as their manager. (Goal)

Inter Milan are keen on signing 26-year-old Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Poland international and former Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny, 31, will not be leaving Juventus to join Tottenham this summer. (Goal)

AC Milan director Ricky Massara says he expects the club to sign a new deal with Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, and is "confident" Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, and Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 27, will sign new contracts with the Serie A side. (DAZN, via Football Italia)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
20th April 2021

daily mail
Ed Woodward held an emergency briefing with 'seriously unimpressed' Manchester United players at Carrington on Monday morning.
Fans have swiftly and fiercely voiced their anger at the European Super League stink - with the Chelsea Supporters' Trust branding the plan the 'ultimate betrayal'.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has vowed the Government will use every tool at their disposal to kill the rebel European Super League.
Tottenham have made Red Bull Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann their preferred candidate to replace sacked Jose Mourinho.
The big six clubs could be blocked from signing foreign players amid the push to join the European Super League.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits it might be impossible to prevent his players from being distracted by the furore surrounding a possible European Super League.
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says the views of supporters should have been taken into account before the European Super League was revealed.

the sun
Jose Mourinho was axed as Tottenham boss after a players' revolt.
Crystal Palace have reportedly placed Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira on their shortlist to succeed Roy Hodgson if the veteran manager leaves Selhurst Park this summer.
A number of angry clubs reportedly want the six European Super League breakaway sides to be kicked out of the Premier League immediately.
Gareth Southgate is concerned that a breakaway European Super League could ruin his England plans.
Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule, according to reports.
Eric Bailly is poised to be offered a way out of Manchester United by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

daily telegraph
Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City were in danger of being thrown out of the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals on Monday night as football authorities, fans and the Government declared war on the European Super League.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur following chairman Daniel Levy's decision to accelerate the appointment of a new manager - prompted by the interest in young German coach Julian Nagelsmann from perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Jose Mourinho's sacking by Tottenham Hotspur means he has now earned £77.5m from losing managerial jobs during his career - more than £60m of which has come from English clubs.

daily express
Chelsea are poised to make a summer move for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.

daily mirror
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke was reportedly absent from showdown talks between Arsenal players and the club's hierarchy over controversial plans to join a European Super League.
Edinson Cavani has informed Manchester United chiefs he will be leaving this summer, according to multiple reports in South America.

daily record
Robbie Neilson has admitted top six is the initial target for Hearts on their return to the Premiership as he takes the walk-before-you-can-run approach.
Luton Town want to make a summer swoop for Motherwell midfielder Allan Campbell.
St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson has confirmed he was turned down by Rangers when attempting a January swoop for Nathan Patterson.
SFA bosses are confident star trio Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney and Scott McTominay will be cleared to play in the Euros this summer - despite a threat from UEFA to have them banned from the tournament as part of football's raging civil war.

scottish sun
Celtic target Eddie Howe has joined the chorus of condemnation towards the breakaway European Super League.

the independent
Sir Keir Starmer has called on the government to introduce legislation to block English clubs' involvement in the European Super League, and even prise ownership from the current "Big Six" hierarchies so they have less control, stating there would be cross-party support.

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is on the list of managers being considered by Crystal Palace if 73-year-old Roy Hodgson leaves at the end of his contract in the summer. The Frenchman, 44, has been out of work since leaving Nice in December. (Athletic, subscription required)

Tottenham Hotspur have identified RB Leipzig's 33-year-old German manager Julian Nagelsmann as the man they want to succeed Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Monday. (Mail)

Nagelsmann could arrive in London before the season ends - although he is under contract at Leipzig for another two years. (Sun)

Former Spurs boss Mourinho was against the re-signing of 31-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid in September. (Telegraph, subscription required)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to show interest in Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Leeds United and French club Monaco are also monitoring the 23-year-old, who has been on loan at West Bromwich Albion since January. (Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in Aston Villa and England striker Ollie Watkins, 25, who became the Midlands club's record signing eight months ago when he joined from Brentford for £28m. (Football Insider)

West Ham United lead the race to sign Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla, despite Liverpool and Manchester United being linked with the 23-year-old Morocco forward. (La Razon - in Spanish)

Everton have started talks with defender Seamus Coleman about a coaching role when his playing days come to an end. The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland right-back's deal runs until June 2022. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea's interest in Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule has intensified, with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel prioritising the signing of the 25-year-old Germany centre-back. (Athletic, subscription required)

Barcelona are willing to let 21-year-old Riqui Puig leave on loan in the summer and have received interest in the Spain Under-21 midfielder from clubs in the Premier League, Italy, Germany and Portugal. (Sport - in Spanish)

Aston Villa are planning to make another approach for Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica after missing out on the 24-year-old Kosovo winger last summer. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich are determined to sign Rennes and France Under-21 midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, who has also attracted the interest of Real Madrid. (France Football)

Roma striker Edin Dzeko remains a target for Inter Milan this summer after they failed to bring the 35-year-old Bosnia striker to the San Siro in January. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Relegation-threatened Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have put all contract talks on the back burner. (Sheffield Star)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
21st April 2021

daily mail
Tottenham have reportedly made an approach for Maurizio Sarri as they go on the lookout for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Manchester United's stock market value plunged by around £150m as plans for a European Super League crumbled.

the sun
Manchester United and Liverpool have entered the race to sign Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri this summer, according to reports.
Hector Bellerin is edging towards a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
Mohamed Salah has received some relief from Liverpool's struggles - by being appointed Egypt's permanent captain.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck ultimately led the Blues' exit from the European Super League but it was Roman Abramovich's anger that brought the whole house of cards down.

daily mirror
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he will be leaving Twitter as the outrage surrounding the European Super League takes over the social media site.
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly started searching for a house in Madrid as speculation he could leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer intensifies.

daily express
Arsenal are set to battle Premier League rivals Leicester City for the signing of exciting Empoli midfielder Samuele Ricci, according to reports.
Tottenham's decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho was made due to fears that up to 10 players would look to leave the club, it has been reported.

daily star
Conor McGregor has cheekily hinted at buying Manchester United following Ed Woodward's stunning resignation.

the guardian
Women's sport could generate more than £1bn per year by 2030, and increasing the visibility of female athletes and teams is key to unlocking the huge sum.
Schalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday.

daily telegraph
Jack Nowell could be in line for a Lions call-up following his comeback from injury at the weekend.

scottish sun
John Kennedy has revealed for the first time he could leave Celtic this summer.
Rangers will have to wait to discover the outcome of the SFA hearing for the Covid Five.

daily record
John Kennedy has revealed he's set for a first face-to-face meeting with Celtic's new chief executive Dominic McKay before the end of the week - but insists he won't treat it as an interview for the manager's job.

the independent
Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has said he is "not surprised" to see The Super League falling apart.

the times
Pat Lam has warned that the Gallagher Premiership must learn from the outcry generated by football's proposed European Super League if it wants to ring-fence the competition permanently.
UK Athletics is ready to take legal action against the London Stadium over a breach of contract if it refuses to pay the £3m bill for moving the seats required to host the Anniversary Games on July 13.

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur boss on Monday, is in the running to be named the next Celtic manager. (Sun)

Valencia have also been linked with the Portuguese manager, with club owner Peter Lim prepared to dismiss current boss Javi Gracia to bring in the 58-year-old. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Meanwhile, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, 48, has dismissed links to the vacancy at Tottenham. (Talksport)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy feared as many as 10 players would quit in the summer if he did not sack Mourinho. Levy was most worried about England's Harry Kane, 27, and Dele Alli, 25, as well as Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, on loan from Real Madrid. (Eurosport)

Barcelona have offered Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32, a two-year deal. The Argentina forward is available on a free transfer when his contract at Etihad Stadium expires in the summer. (TyC Sports - in Spanish)

Real Betis are interested in signing 27-year-old Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly from Manchester United in the summer. (Sun)

Aston Villa could make a move for Manchester United and England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard in the summer. The 28-year-old is also wanted on a permanent basis by West Ham United, where he has been on loan since January. (Football Insider)

Liverpool want £8.63m (10m Euros) from Porto for the permanent signing of 25-year-old Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic. (A Bole - in Portuguese)

Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, has agreed to join Real Madrid on a five-year deal this summer. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

Marseille's 24-year-old Croatia defender Duje Caleta-Car is hopeful Liverpool rekindle their interest in him now his club are open to letting him leave. (RMC Sport, via Team Talk)

West Bromwich Albion are determined to keep in-demand goalkeeper Sam Johnstone at The Hawthorns. Manchester United and West Ham are both interested in the 28-year-old Englishman. (Express and Star)

Newcastle United are interested in Benfica's 21-year-old Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares. (Record, via Sport Witness)

Arsenal are in advanced talks with Brighton & Hove Albion about making 29-year-old Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan's loan stay a permanent one. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, has started house hunting in Madrid. The France forward is yet to agree a contract extension with PSG and has long been identified as Real Madrid's top summer target. (Goal)

Besiktas are ready to consider selling 26-year-old Canada forward Cyle Larin, who has attracted interest from West Ham and Everton. (FotoMac, via Sport Witness)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
22nd April 2021

the sun
Bruno Fernandes will commit his future to Manchester United by signing a new contract - but only if Paul Pogba does the same.
Rangers and Celtic are wanted to join a British League - as part of the fall-out of the failed Euro breakaway plot.
Mark Warburton is close to agreeing an improved new deal as a reward for reviving QPR this season.

daily telegraph
Ed Woodward resigned as executive vice-chairman of Manchester United partly because he had serious misgivings over the controversial proposals for a European Super League.
Jose Mourinho stayed at Tottenham's training ground hours after he was sacked and told "home truths" during a series of talks with players.
Boris Johnson forced the collapse of the Super League because he feared it would undermine Brexit, one of the key plotters behind the doomed competition Andrea Agnelli has suggested.
Manchester United, Liverpool and the other Super League plotters are in danger of being stripped of their right to enter the revamped Champions League through the back door.

the times
Boris Johnson's most trusted aide told the United Arab Emirates Manchester City's participation in the European Super League would damage the country's relationship with the UK.
The government is pressing ahead with a review of football's structures including the possibility of fan ownership of England's top clubs despite the rapid collapse of the European Super League.
Manchester United and Liverpool are in discussions to play each other in two pre-season friendly matches, which would help with preparations for the return of fans to Premier League games next season.
Fernandinho described the collapse of the European Super League as a victory for football after helping his side defeat Aston Villa.

the independent
The Premier League's 'other 14' will seek to re-examine existing deals and rules loaded towards the 'Big Six', with that currently seen as preferable to sanctioning clubs and staff that had nothing to do with the Super League breakaway.

the guardian
The 12 clubs who instigated the breakaway European Super League are not expected to be directly punished by UEFA but could be hit by changes to the new Champions League format that would remove the proposal to award places based on historical performances.
A sustainability rating agency has downgraded JP Morgan Chase after the US bank was revealed to be funding the failed European Super League (ESL) breakaway attempt.

daily mail
The 'Big Six' rebels have lost tens of millions between them, around £8m each, in their disastrous attempts to set up a European Super League.
The FA is working with its German counterparts to block proposals for larger squads at this summer's Euros.
Conspirator clubs were signing up to UEFA's Champions League plans at the same time their lawyers were filing for a trademark to enshrine the European Super League in law.
Football is braced for a weekend of protest in the wake of the torpedoed European Super League.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be 'furious' and concerned for his legacy after being 'blindsided' by the backlash at the club's willingness to take part in the axed European Super League.
Covid-19 passports are set to be trialled at sports events under government plans to ramp up attendances in time for Euro 2020 and the great summer of sport.
Tottenham have already made contact with Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino as Daniel Levy continues his search for Jose Mourinho's replacement, according to reports.
Former Leicester City and Everton chief Steve Walsh has had his Premier League, Championship and League One winner's medals stolen.
Wolves have begun the process of identifying candidates to replace Nuno Espirito Santo in the event that their manager walks away this summer.
Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham is feeling "worried" and "angry" about his situation at Chelsea.
UEFA has written to the Football Association thanking the English game for playing a powerful role in bringing down the European Super League.
Following the quick death of the European Super League, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter - along with many other Serie A clubs - will have to undergo a major restructuring to solve their current financial mess.

daily mirror
Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham has reportedly spent Wednesday phoning Premier League chiefs to apologise for his club's actions with regards to the failed European Super League.
Liverpool owner John Henry and his FSG parent company are facing calls to go from fans, despite his humbled apology over the European Super League fiasco.
Arsenal fans are planning a protest against owner Stan Kroenke ahead of their Premier League game against Everton on Friday night.

daily star
Ed Woodward had to quit Manchester United after turning on the Glazers by refusing to back their European Super League proposals.
The Premier League's 'Big Six' could avoid all punishment for their brief European Super League stint after pulling out of plans late on Tuesday evening.

daily express
Manchester United remain keen on signing Raphael Varane and the Real Madrid defender has reportedly made his stance clear on a potential move.

daily record
Craig Gordon has tipped Allan McGregor for Player of the Year and admits he has tried to tempt the Rangers keeper out of international retirement for the Euros.
Kilmarnock are keen on Northern Ireland international Shayne Lavery - but Motherwell are also in the hunt.

scottish sun
There will be no Scottish referees at Euro 2020 after Uefa released their final list of whistlers for the tournament.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel understands why striker Tammy Abraham, 23, is feeling "worried" and "angry" about his situation. The England forward, who has not featured for the west London club since 20 February, has been linked with West Ham. (Mail)

Abraham has also been linked with a return to Aston Villa - the club he helped get promoted to the Premier League when on loan in 2019 - while Leicester City are also said to be interested in the forward. (Birmingham Mail)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says clubs will not be able to sign Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, or Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, without the European Super League. (El Larguero, via Goal)

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, will commit himself to Manchester United if 28-year-old French team-mate Paul Pogba, whose contract at the Old Trafford club runs out in 2022, does the same. (Sun)

Wolves have started looking at potential replacements for manager Nuno Espirito Santo in case the 47-year-old leaves the Molineux club in the summer. (Mail)

Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, says he has ambitions to play in the United States, but only after he has won something with Arsenal. (Goal)

Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Athletic Bilbao's 55-year-old Spanish manager Marcelino as they sound out potential candidates to succeed Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Monday. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City and Arsenal have both shown interest in signing Italy Under-21 midfielder Samuele Ricci, 19, from Serie B side Empoli. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Burnley and Newcastle United remain "attentive" in their pursuit of Benfica full-back Nuno Tavares, 21, with the Primeira Liga club prepared to negotiate if approached for the Portuguese defender. (Record, via Sport Witness)

Leeds United will move on to other summer transfer targets after being told 24-year-old former England Under-20 forward Ryan Kent plans to stay at Rangers for at least another year. (Football Insider)

Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Warburton, 58, is close to agreeing an improved new deal with the Championship club. (Sun)

Millwall boss Gary Rowett says the Championship club are in talks with on-loan Derby County defender Scott Malone, 30, about making his deal permanent in the summer when the Englishman's contract with the Rams expires. (South London Press)

Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Tottenham are all keen on Palmeiras' Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Menino, 20. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus, Roma, AC Milan and Napoli are lining up to sign 19-year-old Brazilian striker Kaio Jorge from Santos. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona have started talks to sign Netherlands striker Memphis Depay in the summer, when the 27-year-old's contract with Ligue 1 side Lyon runs out. (Esport3 - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has welcomed his team-mate David Alaba's reported move to Real Madrid, saying Los Blancos are a logical next step for the 28-year-old Austria defender. (Goal)

Alaba's move to Real Madrid could force France defender Raphael Varane out, with Manchester United keen on the 27-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Borussia Dortmund could make a move for Eintracht Frankfurt and Portugal striker Andre Silva, 25, if in-demand Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, leaves in the summer. (Bild)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
23rd April 2021

the times
The Premier League is set to change its rules to ensure that no member club will ever be able to join a breakaway European league again.
Wimbledon will require some of its staff to stay in Covid-secure accommodation for up to four weeks this summer as part of a biosecure bubble to prevent the spread of the virus among players and coaches.

the sun
Harry Kane is winning the race to be fit for Tottenham's huge EFL Cup final showdown with Manchester City.
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told anti-Glazer protestors to leave the club's Carrington HQ so they would 'not disrupt training'.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enraged a group of Manchester United protestors by claiming hated owner Joel Glazer 'loves this club'.
West Ham have taken highly-rated Portsmouth youngster Charlie Bell on trial in a bid to beat a string of clubs to his signature.
James Ward-Prowse feels football's image has been tarnished by the European Super League saga.
Wolves are plotting a summer transfer swoop for Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi.
Willian has outlined his hopes of playing in the United States once he has secured silverware with Arsenal.
Arsenal are reportedly in competition with Leicester in the race to sign Empoli starlet Samuele Ricci in the summer.

daily telegraph
The Premier League is set to introduce changes to its rulebook which would prevent any future breakaways by the 'Big Six' rebel clubs.
England's European Championship adventure could be played almost entirely at Wembley after the Super League fiasco killed Tottenham Hotspur's bid to host extra matches.
The Football Association are set to review security for this weekend's Carabao Cup final after European Super League protests escalated on Thursday with Manchester United fans storming the club's training ground.
The Duke of Cambridge took it upon himself to help torpedo the European Super League, having struck up a rapport with the current head of the Football Association.
The Lions' offer of compensation for the call-up of Premiership stars has been labelled as "derisory" with the parties still at loggerheads just two weeks before Warren Gatland announces his squad.

daily mail
Premier League clubs have raised concerns that they will be unable to stage matches when fans return.
Manchester United stars were shocked at how easily angry fans were able to breach security at their Carrington training base before confronting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday.
Harry Kane moved a step closer to proving his fitness for the Carabao Cup Final by returning to outdoor training on Thursday.
England players face being unable to see their families for up to six weeks if they enjoy a lengthy run at the European Championships.
Real Madrid's participation in this season's Champions League is in jeopardy with reports that UEFA want to expel them from the competition after their role in the botched European Super League.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed plans for the European Super League to LaLiga boss Javier Tebas at a celebratory lunch last Thursday, according to reports.

the independent
Boris Johnson met with Ed Woodward, executive vice-chairman of Manchester United, in Downing Street days before the launch of the ill-fated European Super League.
Clubs that abandoned the European Super League are unlikely to face heavy financial penalties, as there is "no appetite for any legal battles" within the body.
French side Girondins de Bordeaux have been placed in administration after owners, investment management firm King Street, said they no longer wished to support the club financially, the Ligue 1 side said on Thursday.

the guardian
A fan-led review into the governance of football after the collapse of the European Super League plan will look into whether the current owners' and directors' test is fit for purpose and if there is a need to introduce an independent football regulator, the government has confirmed.

daily express
Steven Gerrard has been tipped to become Jose Mourinho's permanent replacement at Tottenham but Rangers are confident the Liverpool icon won't be lured away, according to reports.
Manchester United football director John Murtough is safe at Old Trafford and won't be leaving the club.
Roberto Martinez has reportedly thrown his name into the hat to replace Jose Mourinho as Tottenham manager this summer.

daily mirror
Manchester United fans are planning further protests after a group of fans stormed the training ground and confronted boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

daily record
Celtic's David Turnbull is facing an Old Firm sweat as he waits to discover if he'll be dragged up in front of the Hampden beaks for his swipe at Dylan McGeouch.
Derek McInnes has revealed he has already fielded an offer to return to management - but is happy to take some time out and wait for the right opportunity.

scottish sun
Rangers securing an early deal for Scott Wright was a masterstroke, says ex-Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.

West Ham have joined Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Tottenham in the race to sign Norwich City and England Under-21 full-back Max Aarons, with the Premier League-bound club demanding at least £30m for the 21-year-old. (Independent)

Manchester United's prospects of signing England forward Jadon Sancho, 21, from Borussia Dortmund may have been improved by the news executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is to leave the club. (Star)

Burnley are interested in signing Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb from Schalke in the summer, with the 26-year-old likely to be a free agent as he is not expected to sign a new deal with the German club. (Sun)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, has met with Manchester United officials and reiterated his desire to leave the club and return to South America to be close to family. He has been strongly linked to a move to Boca Juniors in recent months. (Depo - in Spanish)

Liverpool look as if they could miss out on long-term target Ugurcan Cakir, 25, after Borussia Dortmund moved in with a big offer for the Trabzonspor and Turkey goalkeeper. Aston Villa and Atletico Madrid are also interested in the 25-year-old. (Fotospor, via Team Talk)

Liverpool are also interested in Sparta Prague's Czech forward Adam Hlozek, 18. (Football Insider)

Manager Dean Smith says Aston Villa do not have plans to sign Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 27, on a permanent basis when his loan deal expires at the end of the season. (Mirror)

German great Jurgen Klinsmann has said "anything is possible" after the former Tottenham striker was linked with a return to Spurs as manager. (ESPN)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke does not intend to sell the club and will cover the costs of the aftermath of the European Super League controversy. (Evening Standard)

Roma are set to meet Jannik Vestergaard's representatives as they work on plans to sign the Southampton and Denmark defender, 28, who is also wanted by Tottenham and Juventus. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Arsenal's 21-year-old English midfielder Joe Willock has said he wants to stay with Newcastle United next season, having enjoyed his season-long loan spell at St James' Park. (Football Insider)

Juventus would be willing to offer 26-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United as part of a deal for Brazilian defender Alex Telles, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Scottish defender Lee Wallace, 33, is set to sign a new one-year deal with Queens Park Rangers, but there is some doubt about whether the Championship club will take up the option to sign on-loan midfielder Sam Field, 22, on a permanent basis from West Bromwich Albion. (West London Sport)

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, 29, is ready to leave the London club for a return to Italy. Napoli and AC Milan have been linked with a move for the Argentine. (Area Napoli, via Team Talk)

Sassuolo have set a price tag of at least £13m for 21-year-old Italian striker Giacomo Raspadori, who has been linked with both Inter Milan and Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Celtic and Rangers would support the rumoured British Super League, according to Scotland legend Ally McCoist. (Talksport)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
24th April 2021

daily record
Jose Mourinho was reportedly approached by Celtic immediately following his sacking at Tottenham.

daily telegraph
Arsene Wenger has warned that Europe dreams of destroying the Premier League and revealed his shock at how the English clubs, including Arsenal, were drawn into the disastrous Super League plan.
The head of the Football Association has warned England's breakaway rebels that "nothing is off the table" as he spearheads a clampdown on greedy club owners.
The "best of Project Big Picture" should be back on the table after the collapse of the European Super League, the domestic breakaway's main architect has declared.
Aston Villa fear Jack Grealish could miss another three Premier League matches but insist the club captain will be fit for the European Championship.
Steve Bruce has confirmed that Newcastle United are trying to sign Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock following a successful loan spell on Tyneside.
A review of rugby's County Championship could draw inspiration from the establishment of English cricket's new 'Hundred' tournament as the RFU considers a number of radical changes to one of the game's oldest competitions.

the times
England's prominent role in demolishing the Super League has enhanced their chances of success in a joint British and Irish bid for the 2030 World Cup, and just at the point when it looked as if they were slipping away.
Pablo Zabaleta has said he will speak to Sergio Aguero about a move to West Ham if the Hammers reach the Champions League.
Hearts have confirmed that only their captain, Steven Naismith, will lift the Championship trophy at Tynecastle as an "act of respect" to the players, supporters and rival teams.

daily mirror
Leaked Super League documents have revealed that Barcelona and Real Madrid were set to receive £52m more than the other founding clubs.
Ruben Dias says the end of Manchester City's Quadruple dream has made them even more determined to land the Treble.
Joan Laporta is growing increasingly confident that Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona despite accepting that he will have to cut his wages.

daily mail
David Moyes wants to see a major reform of football in England and Scotland with Rangers and Celtic invited into a new British Premier League.
Manchester United face another goalkeeper problem with third-choice Lee Grant upset because he feels the club have reneged on the offer of a new contract.
Mark Bullingham, the FA chief executive, has confirmed that he is working with the Premier League and the Government to ensure that the threat of a European Super League can never emerge again.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has accused Frank Lampard of 'skipping steps in how to manage a big club' in a scathing assessment of his former boss' management skills.
Lyon, Marseille and RB Leipzig were approached about joining the now defunct European Super League following the rejections from Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Steve McClaren is expected to leave his role as technical director at Derby if the proposed takeover by Erik Alonso is ratified by the EFL.
Reading face being charged for breaching the EFL's spending rules if they are not promoted to the Premier League this season.

the sun
Jack Grealish will feature in a Euro2020 TV advert - hinting he will be named in Gareth Southgate's England squad.
Liverpool are reportedly poised to sign RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate after agreeing personal terms.
Arsenal are worried that they could lose Martin Odegaard as a result of withdrawing from the European Super League.
Joe Cole has thrown his name in the hat to replace Aidy Boothroyd as England's new Under-21 boss.
Jordan Pickford's lavish wedding to Megan Davison in the Maldives has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic yet again.
Graham Potter believes Brighton's "breathtaking" Yves Bissouma could now play in any game in the world.
Watford boss Xisco Munoz credits Rafa Benitez and Claudio Ranieri for teaching him how to become a winner.

scottish sun
Rangers are in advanced talks with Fashion Sakala over a move to Ibrox this summer, according to reports.
Patryk Klimala's deal to join New York Red Bulls could eventually net Celtic £5m.

Liverpool have agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig for French defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, whose release clause from the Bundesliga club is £34m. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is working on a three-year contract to offer to Argentina striker Lionel Messi in an attempt to persuade the 33-year-old to stay at the club. (ESPN)

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, is keen on a return to Manchester United this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Everton's Norwegian striker Josh King is in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray and the 29-year-old seems set to leave the club this summer. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are worried that they could lose Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, 22, who is on loan from Real Madrid, as a result of withdrawing from the European Super League. (Sun)

Sheffield United interim boss Paul Heckingbottom expects 23-year-old Norway midfielder Sander Berge to remain with the relegated club, despite interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. (Sheffield Star)

Barcelona are trying to bring French midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil back to the club with the 18-year-old's contract at Paris St-Germain expiring at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United's third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, 38, is set to leave the club this summer with the Englishman feeling that the club have reneged on the offer of a new contract. (Mail)

Brighton manager Graham Potter says Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma can improve with the Seagulls, who should not be "scared" of interest in the 24-year-old from other clubs, including Liverpool. (Express)

Outgoing Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is expected to choose his successor before he leaves the club. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle will need to pay Arsenal in the region of £20m to sign 21-year-old English midfielder Joe Willock on a permanent deal. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani hopes manager Marcelo Bielsa will extend his contract at Elland Road before the end of this season. (L'Equipe - in French)

Aston Villa's English midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, 17, is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Manchester City. (Guardian)

Manchester City's Portuguese defender Pedro Porro, 21, who is currently on loan at Sporting Lisbon, is attracting interest from Real Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
25th April 2021

sunday mirror
Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, have rejected a bid of almost £3bn for the club.
Manchester United owners the Glazers have set a £4bn asking price to sell the club amid fan protests over the failed European Super League.
Manchester United are liaising with West Yorkshire Police as it emerged Leeds fans were plotting to attack their team bus.
Manchester United are losing the battle to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford next season.

Arsenal and West Ham are considering a move for Fulham loan star Joachim Andersen this summer.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Mateo Kovacic will miss the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie with his old club Real Madrid.

mail on sunday
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is open to the possibility of fewer games in the new Champions League but insists it will mean less money for players for Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
Manchester United are hopeful they can still persuade Edinson Cavani to stay at Old Trafford by winning a trophy this season.
Spotify founder Daniel Ek's interest in buying Arsenal off Stan Kroenke is genuine after the Swede declared his interest in owning the Gunners on Friday, according to reports.
Kylian Mbappe's future at Paris Saint-Germain is still uncertain, according to the club's sporting director Leonardo.
Ajax are willing to sell Leeds United target Nicolas Tagliafico for a knockdown £13m.

the sun on sunday
Tottenham are plotting a move to make Brendan Rodgers their manager this summer.
Thierry Henry hailed his 'happiest moment' as English football unites in a stand against racism and all online abuse.
Manchester United and Manchester City are monitoring Aston Villa prodigy Carney Chukwuemeka, reports claim.
Manchester United will look to old boy Tom Heaton if goalkeeper Sam Johnstone does not fancy a return.

Arsenal want £20m fees for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah as Premier League rivals check them out.
Arsenal have been warned off a transfer for Sander Berge with Paul Heckingbottom expecting him to stay at Sheffield United.
Manchester City are lining up 38-year-old Ben Foster to push Brazilian No 1 Ederson next season.
Manchester City are in negotiations to sign Red Star Belgrade starlet Andrija Radulovic.
Police issued a "strong" warning about Covid rules when called to a party attended by England internationals Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount.

sunday telegraph
Thierry Henry has broken his silence on the growing fan pressure against Stan Kroenke's Arsenal ownership and revealed he no longer recognises the club where he became a legend.

sunday express
Manchester United are not for sale - despite the collapse of the European Super League deal which would have helped the club's American owners ease their spiralling debts.
Harry Redknapp believes Daniel Levy wants Brendan Rodgers or Roberto Martinez as the next Tottenham manager.
Manchester United have reportedly identified Borussia Monchengladbach's Alassane Plea as a replacement for Edinson Cavani, should he leave this summer.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has sung the praises of Leeds forward Raphinha ever since he moved to the club, according to Fred.

Arsenal have reportedly identified Nabil Fekir as a potential transfer target, in case they fail to sign Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has rubbished reports the players were glad to see the back of Jose Mourinho.
Luke Shaw is in line for a new contract at Manchester United as reward for his superb season.

sunday mail
Alex McLeish reckons it's now impossible for Rangers and Celtic to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Kilmarnock skipper Gary Dicker claims clubs and fellow pros have been treated like criminals by Scottish football chiefs over Covid cases.

scottish sun
Bournemouth's promotion push could dash Celtic's hopes of landing Eddie Howe as boss.
Celtic have been linked with a £4m summer swoop for Hajduk Split defender Mario Vuskovic.

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach's France forward Alassane Plea, 28. (Mail)

Manchester United's England left-back Luke Shaw, 25, is in line for a new contract as a reward for his excellent form this season. (Star)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has held talks with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about a one-year contract extension - but the 34-year-old is moving closer to leaving Old Trafford. (Mirror)

Inter Milan remain in the hunt to sign Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero but Barcelona are still favourites to sign the 32-year-old. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

Ajax are willing to sell Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico, 28, for £13m with Leeds United, Manchester City and Inter Milan all interested in the left-back. (Mail)

Manchester United owners the Glazers have set an asking price of £4bn to sell the club, amid fan protests outside Old Trafford on Saturday. (Mirror)

Spotify's billionaire founder Daniel Ek is preparing a takeover bid for Arsenal, after initially tweeting about his interest on Friday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are looking at Aston Villa's England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 35, if his compatriot Sam Johnstone, 28, of West Brom, does not want to return to the club where he began his career. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo says the French club will not rush into a new contract with star Brazil forward Neymar, 29. (Goal)

Chelsea want to sign a striker this summer, with Borussia Dortmund's Norway superstar Erling Braut Haaland, 20, or Inter Milan's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 27, their top targets. (Sun)

Villarreal's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 24, has been seeking advice from his friends about a possible summer transfer to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

The Premier League is in talks to scrap its television rights auction in favour of rolling over existing deals with Sky, BT and Amazon. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal and West Ham are considering a summer move for Lyon's Denmark defender Joachim Andersen, 24, who is on loan at Fulham. (Mirror)

Italy forward Moise Kean, 21, who is on loan at Paris St-Germain from Everton, has not ruled out a return to his former club Juventus in the future. (Goal)

Arsenal could revive their interest in Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder Julian Brandt, 24, as the Gunners fear taking on-loan Norway playmaker Martin Odegaard, 22, on a permanent deal from Real Madrid will prove too expensive for them. (Bild, via Express)

Manchester City will not immediately send Brazilian forward Kayky out on loan after signing the 17-year-old from Fluminense. He is thought to have "a more accessible route to the first team" at Etihad Stadium. (Athletic, subscription required)

Metz and Mali defender Boubakar Kouyate, 24, has attracted interest from Roma and Atalanta, as well as Southampton, Norwich and Newcastle, who are also following his team-mate Pape Matar Sarr. The 18-year-old Senegalese midfielder has also been linked to Chelsea and Everton. (L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona have put a price of £44m on France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, who has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham are monitoring Northampton Town's 19-year-old English striker Caleb Chukwuemeka. (Football Insider)

Juventus hope to tempt AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, to Turin with a significant wage increase. The Italy keeper is out of contract at the San Siro this summer and is yet to agree a new deal. (Corriere dello Sport)

AC Milan have already lined up 25-year-old France keeper Mike Maignan from Lille as a replacement for Donnarumma. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
26th April 2021

the sun
Arsenal are lining up a £22m bid for Borussia Dortmund star Julian Brandt, according to reports.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played down talk of a bust-up between Fred and Harry Maguire.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to take advantage of Chelsea's interest in Niklas Sule by moving for club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
Bristol City striker Saikou Janneh is on the radar of Premier League new-boys Norwich as a group of clubs consider making a move this summer.

daily mail
Alessandro Del Piero has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over as Juventus president amid doubts over Andrea Agnelli's future, according to reports.
Manchester City are reportedly in talks over landing wonderkid Andrija Radulovic from Red Star Belgrade having spent a year tracking the winger.
The staggering incompetence behind the doomed European Super League can be demonstrated by the revelation that no plans were put in place for how the five additional clubs outside of the 'founding members' would be selected.
Chelsea have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign wantaway Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to reports.
Bayern Munich are making an offer to try and appoint RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann as their new coach for next season, according to reports.

daily express
Everton have reportedly been offered the chance to sign experienced right-back Kieran Trippier, but the Toffees are keeping a close eye on Norwich star Max Aarons.
Arsenal will demand at least £25m from Newcastle United this summer in order for the Magpies to secure the permanent signing of Joe Willock, according to reports.

daily mirror
Villarreal star Pau Torres has admitted his "pride" at being linked with a transfer to Manchester United but played down any suggestions of a summer switch.

the times
The FA is still dominated by "old white men wearing ties and blazers" and must be more reflective of the people who play the game at grassroots level, a former FA chairman has claimed.
Arsenal are understood to be sceptical about the seriousness of the Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek's offer to buy the club.

the guardian
Boris Johnson has been urged to reveal whether he signalled his endorsement of the European Super League (ESL) when he met the chief executive of one of the English football clubs leading the breakaway in Downing Street days before it was unveiled.

scottish sun
Celtic have been linked with a £4m summer swoop for Hajduk Split defender Mario Vuskovic.

daily record
Steven Gerrard has admitted his one out of nine domestic trophy haul isn't good enough.
Kenny Dalglish believes Celtic and Rangers would thrive in a British League - and would easily finish in the top half every season.

Chelsea are ahead of Manchester United and Paris St-Germain in the race to sign Real Madrid's 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Guinea defender Ali Camara, 23, who plays for Young Boys in Switzerland, has caught the attention of several Premier League sides, including Liverpool, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Norwich. (Team Talk)

Bayern Munich have opened talks to appoint RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager. (Independent)

Arsenal face a dilemma over the future of 21-year-old midfielder Joe Willock, who is on loan at Newcastle United, with the Gunners needing to sell players to raise funds. (Football London)

Arsenal are prepared to sell 23-year-old England defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is on loan at West Brom, and English striker Eddie Nketiah, 21. The Gunners want £20m each. (Sun)

Arsenal are sceptical about how serious Spotify's billionaire founder Daniel Ek is about buying the club. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says 20-year-old Spain defender Eric Garcia is set to join Barcelona on a free transfer when his contract runs out this summer. (Metro)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is keen to sign 31-year-old Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea. (El Gol Digital - in Spanish)

Manchester United and Liverpool could make a move for Torino's in-demand Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 27, who has also been linked with AC Milan, Roma and Inter Milan. Torino have lined up Cagliari's Brazilian forward Joao Pedro, 29, as a replacement. (Tuttosport)

Wolves are the latest club to be linked with a move for 23-year-old Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham. Aston Villa, West Ham and Leicester City are also interested. (Football Insider)

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects 27-year-old England striker Harry Kane to remain at Spurs despite rumours about a summer exit. (Goal)

Manchester City have started talks with Red Star Belgrade over Serbia Under-19 forward Andrija Radulovic, 18. (Sun)

Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 28, says he would like to stay at Juventus but "a lot of the time we players don't have much choice" as his loan deal at the Serie A side from Atletico Madrid nears its completion. (Sky Italia via Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
27th April 2021

the sun
John Stones is in advanced talks with Manchester City over a new five-year contract worth up to £39m.

Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Slavia Prague forward Abdallah Sima, according to reports.

Liverpool are reportedly in competition with Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti.
Arsenal will look to tie down Emile Smith Rowe to a new long-term contract, according to reports.
Joel Glazer will dodge an emergency fans forum Zoom conference despite insisting he wanted better communication with Manchester United supporters.
Hakim Ziyech has been urged to quit Chelsea by Dutch legend Marco van Basten.
Andrea Pirlo's son Niccolo has hit back at the death threats he receives due to Juventus' poor form.
Thomas Tuchel has urged fans to forget the Super League saga and cheer Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

daily mail
The EFL is set to ask the Premier League for the tens of millions it has saved thanks to the promotions of Watford and Norwich City.
Everton are leading the chase for exciting young Metz midfielder Pape Sarr but face competition from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not allow his search for a new manager to drag long into the summer as Ajax boss Erik ten Hag emerges as a candidate.

Leicester are among the clubs eyeing Noni Madueke as they plot a move to bring the PSV starlet back to England.

Manchester United have trebled security at their training base and increased protection around senior executives amid concerns over anti-Glazer protests.
Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Pep Guardiola as the world's best coach as he prepares his Paris Saint-Germain team to face Manchester City.
The Lions will have to take on the might of world champions South Africa without the backing of their famous 'Red Army' of travelling fans this summer.
Wimbledon is set to impose swingeing fines and disqualification on players if they or their entourage breach strict Covid rules at this year's tournament.

daily mirror
Chelsea have reportedly jumped ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Real Madrid star Raphael Varane.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been tipped to play a role in Manchester United's search for a new executive vice-chairman following Ed Woodward's announcement he is standing down.

daily express
Jurgen Klopp's "next step" after Liverpool should be to manage Bayern Munich, according to goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, who played under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

Spotify founder Daniel Ek could lodge a formal bid to acquire Arsenal within the next few days, according to reports.

scottish sun
The Scottish Cup winners are set to be guaranteed a minimum £3m Euro jackpot next season.
The SFA has tried but failed to move the Scottish Cup final away from Hampden Park due to the fact UEFA will be preparing it to host Euro 2020 fixtures.

daily record
Rangers are to offer Fashion Sakala a four-year deal to get him to Ibrox this summer.
Rangers are interested in Vitesse Arnhem defender Danilho Doekhi, according to a report in the Netherlands.

the guardian
The Liverpool supporters' union Spirit of Shankly has called for elected fan representation on the club's board because it says it cannot trust Fenway Sports Group after the Super League fiasco.

the times
The Manchester United executive Ed Woodward did not inform the Premier League that he was meeting officials at No 10 in the days leading up to the launch of the European Super League.
Joe Launchbury is expected to discover today the full extent of the knee injury he sustained playing for Wasps against Bath on Sunday that has cast doubt over his chances of going on the British & Irish Lions tour.

Paris St-Germain have moved ahead of Manchester United over a potential deal to sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, from Juventus. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United are monitoring Slavia Prague's Senegalese forward Abdallah Sima, 21. (Manchester Evening News)

RB Leipzig are demanding a world record 25m euros (£21.7m) from Bayern Munich to seal a deal for their manager Julian Nagelsmann (Sky Sports)

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag will move up Tottenham's wishlist to fill their managerial vacancy, with Bayern set to appoint Nagelsmann. (Telegraph)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, will remain at AC Milan despite his contract expiring this summer and interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. (TalkSport)

Real Madrid will not make a great effort to keep France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. (AS - in Spanish)

Varane says his "future is clear" and he is "focused on the end of this season" with Real Madrid as they challenge to win the Champions League and La Liga. (Mirror)

Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, wants to leave Liverpool this summer in search of more game time. (Football Insider)

Leicester City are interested in PSV Eindhoven's 19-year-old winger Noni Madueke but face competition from AC Milan, RB Leipzig and Lille for the England Under-21 international. (Mail)

Everton are working on extending 29-year-old Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez's deal with the club. (Marca Claro)

Everton are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, with Aston Villa, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United also interested in the Senegal international. (Mail)

Arsenal have opened talks with England Under-21 midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 20, over a new contract. (The Athletic - subscription required)

The Gunners are willing to sell four players this summer to fund signings. (Football London)

Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Brighton's Irish midfielder Andrew Moran, 17. (Team Talk)

Barcelona are confident Eric Garcia, 20, will join the club when the Spanish defender's contract with Manchester City expires at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Roma have chosen former Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri to become their new coach this summer. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Leeds are set to open talks with Northern Ireland midfielder Stuart Dallas, 30, over a new contract. (Football Insider)

Newly-promoted Championship side Norwich are interested in German attacking midfielder Robert Andrich, a 26-year-old playing for Union Berlin. (Bild via Norwich Evening News)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Why is this thread stuck on 1 Million views please?

Is that the top limit for threads?


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
28th April 2021

daily mail
Jurgen Klopp could attempt to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund if Mohamed Salah leaves Liverpool this summer.
Philippe Coutinho is a shock target for Everton and Liverpool's Merseyside rivals could bid for the Brazilian this summer, according to reports.
Arsenal were reportedly braced for a takeover coup in advance of announcing their plans to join a breakaway European Super League.
Liverpool remain on course to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £40m, despite posting a £46m pre-tax loss in their accounts on Tuesday.
Tottenham have failed in a fresh move to persuade Brendan Rodgers to become the club's next manager.
The FA and EFL will be kept in the dark over the success of the Covid test events staged at Wembley until the end of next month.
UEFA is urgently seeking reports from Turkey after the country went into lockdown in a bid to stem a surge in coronavirus cases just five weeks before the Champions League final is due to be played there.

the sun
Stan Kroenke has refused to sell Arsenal - despite fan protests and Spotify founder Daniel Ek plotting a £2.5bn bid.
PSG have reportedly prepared an 'unbeatable' three-year contract for Lionel Messi.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available for Arsenal's Europa League semi on Thursday night - even though he is still not fully fit after malaria.
Borussia Dortmund are set to double Jude Bellingham's wages in a bid to fend off Chelsea's approach, according to reports.
Everton are looking to give James Rodriguez a one-year contract extension, according to reports.
West Ham are praying Jesse Lingard does not become the latest big player to pull up injured as their Champions League dreams hang in the balance.
Newcastle will open talks with Jacob Murphy over a new deal - as Burnley and Watford lead the race to sign him.
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been pumping iron in the gym as he searches for a new club.

daily express
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has offered to help Spotify owner Daniel Ek and the three club legends in their takeover bid.
Manchester United can sign Erling Haaland for cheaper than the £156m fee that was previously bandied about, according to reports.

daily telegraph
Ibrahima Konate's buyout clause at RB Leipzig is higher than first thought and it could cost £40m to take him to Liverpool this summer.
Brighton are braced for Yves Bissouma's departure this summer after three years at the Amex Stadium.
Japan centre-back Takehiro Tomiyasu is set to have Premier League clubs chasing him this summer after signing up with Unique Sports Management agency.
Rochdale midfielder Ethan Brierley has been training at Manchester City following his progress in the first-team at Spotland.
Chelsea are closing in a deal to take Woking striker Jayden Wareham from non-league football to the Premier League.
Vitesse centre-back Danilho Doekhi is considered for a summer move by Rangers, Newcastle United and Norwich City.

daily mirror
Jesse Lingard is willing to push for a permanent exit from Manchester United this summer, with West Ham keen on concluding a deal.
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has expressed his interest in managing the club when he retires.
Borussia Dortmund could reportedly be forced to place a ban on all incoming transfers this summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League as a drastic measure to keeping star man Erling Haaland.

daily star
Ex-Wigan chief Dave Whelan has admitted his wife talked him out of buying Manchester United for £11.5m in the 1980s.

the times
Steven Davis, the Rangers midfielder, has received strong backing to win this season's player of the year award, with Stuart McCall the latest to sing his praises.

daily record
Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer is reportedly a summer transfer target for Norwich City.
Scottish football is set to stand behind the fight against racism this weekend by agreeing to a blanket boycott of all social media platforms.
Hajduk Split have reportedly set a price of £5.2m for Mario Vuskovic, with Celtic said to be interested.

scottish sun
Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass is set to make a move for St Mirren attacker Jamie McGrath.
Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro is being monitored by Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report.
Rangers star Ianis Hagi is a transfer target for Spanish giants Sevilla, according to a report.

Liverpool still plan to sign RB Leipzig's 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate for £40m this summer, despite posting a pre-tax loss of £46m. (Mail)

Brazil international Neymar, 29, says talks are taking place with Paris St-Germain about extending his contract beyond June 2022 and "everything is nearly sorted". (RMC Sport, via Goal)

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is not interested in becoming the next Tottenham manager. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona are keen on signing Juventus and Netherlands centre-back defender Matthijs de Ligt, 21. (Sport - in Spanish)

The German Football Association is to begin talks with outgoing Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick over replacing Joachim Low as national boss. (90min)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested he is prepared to join a potential Arsenal takeover bid alongside Spotify chief Daniel Ek and three of his former Gunners players. (BeIN Sports, via Mirror)

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, will push to leave Manchester United this summer when his loan at West Ham ends. (Eurosport)

Inter Milan have joined the race for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32. The Argentina international will leave City in the summer when his contract expires. (Caciomercato - in Italian)

Lille and Canada striker Jonathan David, 21, is on the radar of Manchester United and Arsenal. ( - in Spanish)

Leeds United have held talks over the signing of Rubin Kazan and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 20. (Football Fancast)

Tottenham are monitoring Celtic's 22-year-old Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro. (Mail)

Brighton and Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper, 29, is being targeted by his former club PSV Eindhoven. (The Argus)

Chelsea are interested in Villarreal's Spanish full-back Alfonso Pedraza, 25, and German international left-back Robin Gosens, 26, who plays for Atalanta. (Caught Offside)

Barcelona's former vice-president Jordi Mestre says Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, "will continue" at the Spanish club. (Sin Concesiones, via Talksport)

Real Madrid have no intention of selling their Norway international midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22. Odegaard is currently on loan at Arsenal. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are yet to hold talks with their Brazil international centre-back David Luiz, 34, over a new contract. (Evening Standard)

Rangers will watch Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris as they weigh up making a move for the 26-year-old Englishman. (Football Insider)

Cardiff City, Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Ipswich Town are interested in Sheffield Wednesday's attacking midfielder Josh Windass, 27. (Football Insider)



Full Member
Sep 7, 2011
Brick Sofa
Why is this thread stuck on 1 Million views please?

Is that the top limit for threads?
It's probably how the forum displays the count, like you will be 1m, 100k and 13 views, but it only displays the highest bracket of the count. You can see this in most of the view counts as they are in thousands or not. Not as cool but it'll change when you get to 2million!

The data is there, it's just not displayed to us, at least I assume so, there is a techincal limit to any field in a database, but it's probably in the trillions.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
It's probably how the forum displays the count, like you will be 1m, 100k and 13 views, but it only displays the highest bracket of the count. You can see this in most of the view counts as they are in thousands or not. Not as cool but it'll change when you get to 2million!

The data is there, it's just not displayed to us, at least I assume so, there is a techincal limit to any field in a database, but it's probably in the trillions.
Thanks for reply - much appreciated.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
29th April 2021

the sun
Chelsea will step up plans to re-sign Romelu Lukaku in a £90million-plus deal.
Jorge Mendes wants to get Nuno Espirito Santo to Tottenham.
Gareth Southgate has admitted he thinks the England team has one of its greatest chances of success at this summer's Euros.
The chief executives of the six rebel European Super League clubs have all resigned their roles with the Premier League.
Genk striker Paul Onuachu revealed signing for Arsenal would be a 'dream'.

daily telegraph
Chelsea will listen to offers in the region of £40million for Tammy Abraham this summer as part of a striker reshuffle at the club.
Arsene Wenger says the next step in the future of football is to train a player's brain.
Eddie Jones has not attended a Premiership club's training session this season as scrutiny grows over the extent of the England head coach's extracurricular activities.
Talks have begun over fast-tracking Great Britain's Olympic team for coronavirus vaccination, after the window elapsed for athletes to be guaranteed both doses before travelling to this summer's Games.
The Rugby Football Union has defended England head coach Eddie Jones over his role with Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath after he was described as giving "golden" advice to World Cup rivals, including All Blacks fly half Beauden Barrett.

daily mail
UEFA and the Polish authorities are finalising plans to allow 10,000 fans to attend the Europa League final in Gdansk, next month.
The Government are set to launch an historic legal case against Twitter and Instagram after accusing them of actively preventing online abusers of footballers from being prosecuted.
Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his happiness at Leicester after rebuffing fresh interest from Tottenham.
EFL chairman Rick Parry is looking forward to 'full crowds' from next season after admitting the Carabao Cup final test event went 'extremely well'.
Arsenal are looking at alternatives to Martin Odegaard and are plotting a cheap move for Borussia Dortmund star Julian Brandt, according to reports.

daily star
A proposed move to bring Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to Liverpool is off, reports suggest.
Bruno Fernandes is loving life at Manchester United so much that he may want to extend his role into management after he hangs up his boots.

daily mirror
Oliver Giroud and Thibault Courtois have been captured discussing Timo Werner's miss in tunnel footage.

the guardian
Team GB will have male and female flag bearers at the Tokyo Games for the first time in Olympic history.
The Indian Premier League will continue as scheduled, a senior Indian cricket board official has said, despite fierce criticism of the Twenty20 competition being played in the midst of a surge in Covid cases that has gripped the world's second most populous nation.

daily record
SPFL bosses are bracing themselves for a potentially explosive day of drama off the pitch on Thursday as they attempt to defuse another hugely controversial Covid-19 crisis.

scottish sun
John Kennedy is in the frame to become Celtic's sporting director and the Hoops want him to work closely with top target Eddie Howe, who remains on course to become Neil Lennon's permanent successor this summer.
Rangers are in the hunt for highly-rated Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman - but could lose Ianis Hagi.
St Mirren could raid Scottish Cup rivals St Johnstone with a swoop for winger Michael O'Halloran.

Manchester United still want to sign a right winger this summer, with England and Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, 21, remaining their number one target. (90 Min)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi's father Jorge has met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta to discuss his son's future at the club. The 33-year-old forward's contract with the Nou Camp club runs out this summer. (TV3, via Marca)

Chelsea will listen to offers of about £40m for England striker Tammy Abraham, 23, this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Blues are preparing a £90m bid to bring Inter Milan and Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 27, back to the club. (Sun)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, who has been linked with becoming Tottenham boss, says he is "happy" with the Foxes and wants to continue his work at the club. (Star)

Everton are interested in Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are prepared to sell Spain full-back Hector Bellerin, 26, and want Norwich and England Under-21 defender Max Aarons, 21, to replace him. (90 min)

England centre-back Fikayo Tomori, 23, has met with AC Milan director Paolo Maldini as the Italian club seek to make his loan move from Chelsea permanent. (Sky Sport - in Italian)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 34, is unlikely to renew his contract at Chelsea. (Goal)

Arsenal are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder Julian Brandt, 24. He could replace Martin Odegaard if the Norway playmaker is recalled to Real Madrid at the end of the season. (Bild, via Mail)

Sevilla's 22-year-old former France Under-21 defender Jules Kounde, who has previously been linked with Chelsea, is attracting interest from Real Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)

Burnley are ready to bid £9m to sign Republic of Ireland Under-21 centre-back Nathan Collins, 19, from Stoke City. (Football Insider)

Norwich manager Daniel Farke is on the shortlist of German clubs Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg, who could both lose their manager in the coming weeks. (Express)

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24, says it "would be difficult" for him to extend his loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid and he likes La Liga more than the Premier League. (Goal)

Watford are in talks with Chelsea about signing 22-year-old English striker Ike Ugbo, who is on loan at Cercle Bruges, in a £5m deal. (The Athletic)

France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko's agent says he is unsure if the 26-year-old will stay at Napoli beyond the end of his loan stint at the Italian club from Chelsea.(CalcioNapoli24, via Football Italia)

Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, says he would "love" to manage the Premier League club when his playing days are over. (ESPN)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
30th April 2021

daily mail
Tottenham are not giving up on persuading Brendan Rodgers to take their vacant head coach's job despite the Leicester boss' public declaration that he doesn't want the role.
The Premier League have begun working on a code of conduct to which all 20 clubs must sign up, in an attempt to reduce the threat of breakaways and rebellions.
Chelsea will have to smash their transfer record and pay at least £105million if they want to lure Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.
Leicester fear suffering Champions League heartbreak for a second successive season even if they manage to finish in the top four.
Liverpool are reportedly leading Barcelona in the race to sign PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen.
Manchester United are bracing themselves for thousands of protesting fans at Old Trafford before Sunday's clash with Liverpool.
Real Madrid are believed to be keen to fend off Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
Manchester City and Chelsea fans face an anxious wait to see if they can travel to the Champions League final if their sides qualify after Turkey entered a three-week lockdown.
Lionel Messi looks set to stay at Barcelona following positive talks between the club and his father.
Manchester City's players stand to earn bonuses of up to £1 million each if they win the Champions League this season.
Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he plans to stay at Mercedes beyond this season, having hinted at his future plans by taking part in a tyre test for next year.

daily telegraph
UK Athletics is close to signing a deal to move the Anniversary Games from the London Stadium in return for a £1.8 million pay-off from the venue's owners.

the sun
Tottenham have been frightened off by the potential £70million  cost of landing Brendan Rodgers.
Philippe Coutinho will join Everton this summer in a £35million deal.
Borussia Dortmund have joined the race for Brighton defender Ben White.

the guardian
Tottenham want to talk to Erik ten Hag about their managerial vacancy and are expected to do so once his Ajax team have wrapped up the Eredivisie title - they need only a point at home to Emmen on Sunday to make sure.

daily mirror
Aston Villa have been placed on alert after it emerged Chelsea are ready to offload Tammy Abraham this summer.
Freddie Ljungberg insists Daniel Ek is a "massive" Arsenal fan after the Spotify CEO confirmed he has the funds to buy the club.
Inter Milan are considering offering Ashley Young a new deal if they wrap up the Serie A title this weekend.

daily record
Glen Kamara's lawyer ripped into UEFA after European football's governing body announced plans to join in this weekend's anti-racism campaign.
Queens Park Rangers are weighing up a summer move for Hibs star Ryan Porteous.
Bolton Wanderers are eyeing a move for Kilmarnock star Greg Kiltie.

Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23, while Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and Arsenal remain interested. (Sun)

Aston Villa have been placed on alert after it emerged Chelsea are willing to accept about £40m for English striker Tammy Abraham, 23. (Mirror)

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, is set for a surprise return to Merseyside with Everton, in a move worth £35m. The 28-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool for £142m in January 2018. (Sun)

South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28 is close to agreeing a new extended contract with Tottenham. (Star)

Inter Milan have told Manchester City they are not willing to listen to offers for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Lukaku has also been linked with former club Chelsea, who would have to pay a club-record fee of £105m for the forward. (Mail)

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer, has told forward Lionel Messi to stay at the Nou Camp. (TV3, via Sport)

Barcelona have discussed offering the 33-year-old Argentine a new 10-year deal, with Messi's father having held positive initial talks with club president Joan Laporta. (Times, subscription required)

Real Madrid are set to announce the signing of Austria defender David Alaba, 28, on a free transfer from Bayern Munich when his contract expires this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham want to speak to Erik ten Hag about becoming their new manager after Jose Mourinho's sacking. The 51-year-old is ready for a new challenge after four years as Ajax boss. (Guardian)

However, Spurs are still pursuing Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, despite the Foxes boss ruling himself out of the running on Wednesday. (Mail)

Leicester will make a bid for Atalanta and Germany defender Robin Gosens, 26, should they secure Champions League qualification. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Team Talk)

Inter Milan are considering offering former England defender Ashley Young a new deal if they win the Serie A title this weekend. Watford are interested in signing their former trainee, 35. (Mirror)

Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous, 22, is on the radar of Queens Park Rangers, who have followed the former Scotland Under-21 international closely in recent weeks. (Record)

Everton are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in RB Leipzig's South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 25. (Goal)

Arsenal's English midfielder Bukayo Saka, 19, says he did not hesitate before agreeing a new contract with the Gunners, despite interest from Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. (ESPN)

West Ham and Newcastle are interested in signing Southampton's Mario Lemina. The Gabon midfielder, 27, is currently on loan at Fulham and understood to be available for £7m. (Guardian)

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen says he wants to sign a new deal with the Premier League club. The Dane, 25, is in his 10th year at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)

Leeds have rejected an offer from Legia Warsaw to take Polish playmaker Mateusz Bogusz, 19, on loan next season. (Football Insider)

Bolton Wanderers and St Johnstone are both interested in Kilmarnock's 24-year-old Scottish forward Greg Kiltie. (Record)

Southampton are monitoring West Brom goalkeeper Josh Griffiths before a potential summer move for the 19-year-old, who has impressed on loan at Cheltenham this season. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
1st May 2021

daily mail
Everton are said to be so confident of pulling off a summer move for Philippe Coutinho that a process of house hunting has already begun.
Real Madrid can indeed afford to buy £154m star Erling Haaland this summer despite president Florentino Perez's claims to the contrary, according to the Norwegian's agent Mino Raiola.
The FA are backing proposals from UEFA to conclude the Champions League with a mini-tournament from the semi-final stage when the new format begins in 2024.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak appears to have left the door open to a Premier League switch in the future.
Aston Villa are reportedly monitoring Tammy Abraham, with the out-of-favour Chelsea striker understood to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer.

the sun
Jordan Henderson looks destined to miss England's bid for Euros glory.
Manchester City have completed the £5.2m signing of Argentine 'mini Messi' Dario Sarmiento from Estudiantes.
Mateo Kovacic is a major doubt for Chelsea's Champions League semi-final second leg versus Real Madrid after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury.
Real Madrid will pay £17,000 to fly Marcelo to London on a private jet next week for the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea after his appeal to avoid election duty was denied.

the times
Edinson Cavani is close to agreeing a one-year contract extension with Manchester United.
Premier League clubs are set to be allowed up to 500 away fans at matches in the final two rounds of the season as part of crowds of 10,000 supporters.
Manchester United are concerned that anti-Glazer protesters will try to disrupt Sunday's game against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

daily mirror
Lionel Messi has been offered a new Barcelona contract that is half of his current salary but is 10 years long.
Liverpool star Diogo Jota has supported Jurgen Klopp's claim that the team needs to do better at closing out games.
Chelsea have reportedly jumped ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Real Madrid star Raphael Varane.
Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed to take a pay cut at Barcelona on the condition that the club uses the cash saving to fund a bid for Erling Haaland.

the independent
Manchester City will not celebrate on social media if they win the Premier League title on Sunday.

daily star
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to get his own statue in his Norwegian hometown. Fans have already raised £53,000 to cover the costs and will gift the sculpture to the buyer.
Cristiano Ronaldo may be scoring goals for Juventus but he isn't happy at the Serie A club and reports suggest a transfer might be on the cards.

scottish sun
Jose Mourinho has revealed he told Scott McTominay to go with his heart when he picked Scotland in 2018.
John Kennedy admits he would consider an offer to become Celtic's new director of football.

Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, will sign a new contract at Barcelona on reduced terms, so that they can pursue targets such as Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland. Barca have told Messi they are set to begin negotiating for the Norway striker, 20. (Eurosport)

Manchester City are willing to sell England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, this summer to help finance potential moves for Borussia Dortmund's Haaland and Aston Villa's England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid can afford to sign Haaland this summer despite club president Florentino Perez's claims to the contrary, says the forward's agent Mino Raiola. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona have made contact with Paris St-Germain over a potential move to bring Brazil forward Neymar, 29, back to the Nou Camp. (RAC1, via Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea are set to challenge Barcelona for the signing of Adrien Rabiot from Juventus this summer, with the France midfielder, 26, available for £17m. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle are among the clubs interested in English striker Tammy Abraham, 23, with Chelsea willing to accept £40m this summer. (ESPN)

Arsenal's Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, will not return for a second season on loan with Atletico Madrid but would like to join Boca Juniors. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leicester, AC Milan and Wolfsburg are monitoring Le Havre's Guadeloupean forward Josue Casimir, 19. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Newcastle could make a summer move for Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O'Brien, 22, as a cheaper alternative to on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock, 21. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Newcastle want to beat Celtic to the signature of Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 30. (Teamtalk)

Aston Villa will sign a new centre-back this summer as part of a defensive makeover, with the club looking to offload Belgian defender Bjorn Engels, 26. (Football Insider)

Juventus will ask Massimiliano Allegri, 53, to return this summer and replace fellow Italian coach Andrea Pirlo, 41. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian, subscription required)

Arturo Vidal's wage demands have stalled discussions over a potential move from Inter Milan to Marseille for the Chile midfielder, 33. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Spain forward Lucas Vazquez is close to agreeing a new deal with Real Madrid, despite Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain making offers to the 29-year-old, who is out of contract this summer. (AS - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
2nd May 2021

sunday mirror
Manchester United will open talks with Paul Pogba about a new £400,000-a-week contract this month - as they step up their bid to prevent the £89m Frenchman walking away for nothing.
Mino Raiola has clarified his comments on PSG after being criticised for his assessment of Ligue 1 amid Parisian interest in Erling Haaland.

daily star sunday
Everton are the latest club to enter the race for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Arsenal are confident of securing a £30m deal for Brighton star Yves Bissouma.
Marcus Rashford has reportedly been playing through the pain at Manchester United for two years.
Paul Pogba has named Chelsea midfielder and France team-mate N'Golo Kante as one of the toughest opponents of his career.

mail on sunday
Ralf Rangnick, 62, and Rafa Benitez, 61, are being considered by Tottenham after a succession of managers ruled themselves out of taking over from Jose Mourinho - and the security of experience begins to look more desirable than youthful potential.
Arsenal are for sale just days after Stan Kroenke insisted he would not entertain any offers for the club.
Manchester United are under pressure from sponsors adidas to arrest falling shirt sales - but the German kit producer was not behind chief executive Ed Woodward's departure from the club.
Manchester City are still being investigated for violating financial fair play rules more than two years after the Premier League began investigating.
The likelihood of Jadon Sancho quitting Borussia Dortmund in the summer has just shot up, with club chief Michael Zorc confirming they'll be willing to let the star go.
Manchester United and Liverpool fans are united in believing that representation at boardroom level is at last within their grasp, with Liverpool supporters expected to meet club chief executive Billy Hogan this week to discuss plans.

scottish sun
John McGinn has opened up on Celtic's failed attempt to sign him in 2018.
John Kennedy has refused to rule out a Celtic return for Olivier Ntcham this summer.

sunday express
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly intrigued by a return to Manchester United as Juventus exit rumours ramp up.

sunday telegraph
Alun Wyn Jones is widely expected to be selected as captain of the British and Irish Lions when Warren Gatland names his 36-man squad for South Africa on Thursday.

the sun on sunday
Paul Pogba will be sold this summer if he refuses to commit to signing a new deal at Manchester United.
Roberto Martinez is willing to come back to the Premier League after the Euros - putting Tottenham and other clubs on alert.
Manchester United will reject any approaches for Donny van de Beek this summer despite a flop first season.
Burnley have put Aaron Ramsdale top of their wish-list - if England cap Nick Pope is sold.

Everton have joined Chelsea, Leeds United, Tottenham, Barcelona and Inter Milan in wanting to sign Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, who will be available on a free transfer when he leaves Manchester City in the summer. (Star on Sunday)

Manchester United will sell France midfielder Paul Pogba this summer if the 28-year-old does not commit to a new deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah says Liverpool have not spoken to him about extending his deal at the club, with the 28-year-old's current contract running until the summer of 2023. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United will reject any bids for Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal believe they can bring in 24-year-old Brighton and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma for £30m. (Star on Sunday)

AC Milan are monitoring Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham, 23, who is also wanted by West Ham. (Standard)

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez would be open to a return to Premier League management - and managerless Tottenham are keeping tabs on him. (Sun on Sunday)

Fulham manager Scott Parker is also emerging as a possible contender to replace the sacked Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, where Parker spent two years as a player. (Football Insider)

Departing Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick wants to become Germany coach when Joachim Low leaves after this summer's European Championship and is not interested in taking over at Tottenham. (Sport1 - in German)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 35, is still hoping for a two-year contract extension from Real Madrid, who have only offered him a one-year deal to follow the end of his current contract this summer. (Marca)

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma's contract with AC Milan runs out in the summer and his agent, Mino Raiola, has held talks with Juventus about the 22-year-old joining them. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has responded to rumours about his future by saying he has spoken with the club's owners and is "not concerned when it comes to my work". (Goal)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could be willing to give 21-year-old English midfielder Joe Willock, who is on loan at Newcastle United, a chance to prove himself with the Gunners. (Shields Gazzette)

Arteta also says Arsenal "are going to have that discussion" when it comes to extending 20-year-old English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe's contract at the club. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa are planning a move for Manchester United's 23-year-old English centre-back Axel Tuanzebe, who has previously spent a spell on loan at the Midlands club. (Football Insider)

Spain defender Eric Garcia's agent is close to agreeing a deal which would see the 20-year-old join Barcelona on a free transfer after his contract with Manchester City runs out in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
3rd May 2021

daily star
Everton are the latest club to enter the race for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Arsenal are interested in signing Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma ahead of the summer transfer window.
Donny van de Beek will reportedly be denied the chance to return Ajax on loan next season with Manchester United ready to warn teams off the midfielder.

daily telegraph
Manchester United face an FA investigation following the fan protest which caused their game against Liverpool to be postponed.
Sam Allardyce is set for crunch talks with West Bromwich Albion this week over his future as manager.
Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri is under renewed scrutiny after it was alleged that he failed to pay the players before their crucial match against Nottingham Forest.

daily mail
An attempt to set off fireworks outside Manchester City's hotel in the early hours before their Champions League semi-final with Paris Saint-Germain last week was foiled.
Erling Haaland will not leave Borussia Dortmund this summer despite a host of suitors circling with potential £150million-plus bids, according to a top club executive.
The likelihood of Jadon Sancho quitting Borussia Dortmund in the summer has just shot up, with club chief Michael Zorc confirming they will be willing to let the star go.
Arsene Wenger has called for the sensational return of striker Karim Benzema to France's squad for Euro 2020, saying his exile is due to a 'non-sport problem'.
AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini says the club has paused contract renewal talks until the end of the season after a group of fans confronted goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma at the club's training ground.
AC Milan have reportedly entered the transfer race for Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham, putting West Ham's hopes of landing the England striker at risk.
The Netball takeover of UK Athletics continued last week with the appointment of non-executive director Jennifer Thomas.

daily mirror
Manchester United could be deducted points as Premier League and FA rules contradict one another on postponements.
Edwin van der Sar has responded to speculation he could replace Ed Woodward as Manchester United's chief executive by saying he has received contact from the club.

the sun
A cop was slashed in the face with a bottle after Manchester Utd fans stormed the pitch at Old Trafford forcing their clash with Liverpool to be scrapped.
Brendan Rodgers is making a stunning £35m bid to bring French midfielder Boubakary Soumare to Leicester City.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will have to wear a protective mask against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
David Luiz could be out for the rest of the season after picking up a hamstring injury in Arsenal's 2-0 win at Newcastle.
Tottenham are interested in signing 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Rodrigo Varanda.
Mike Tyson has been offered a world title fight by his former promoter Don King and WBA 'Regular' champion Trevor Bryan.

the times
Celtic will target summer signings with height and presence as they seek to address their vulnerability from set-pieces.
The British & Irish Lions have received an overwhelming vote of confidence from the players after all but one of more than 50 players who were contacted by email by Warren Gatland, the head coach, declared themselves available for the tour.
Eddie Hearn hopes to finally announce the undisputed world heavyweight title clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury this week in the United States.

daily express
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could be relieved of his duties during the early stages of next season if the Spaniard's planned summer overhaul fails to improve the team's fortunes, according to reports.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will seek talks with Roberto Martinez and Nuno Espirito Santo as he looks to replace Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

daily record
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has warned he will need new faces in the summer to fight off a Celtic backlash next season.

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo does not appear convinced that Brazil forward Neymar, 29, will sign a contract extension with the French club. (Marca)

Manchester United will begin contract talks with France midfielder Paul Pogba, starting with a £400,000-a-week offer. However, the club are prepared to sell the 28-year-old if he turns it down. (Mirror)

West Ham manager David Moyes says the club will be in the market for a striker this summer but "will be ruled out" of bidding for 23-year-old Chelsea and England forward Tammy Abraham if his price is £45m. (Football London)

West Brom will begin talks with Sam Allardyce over his future as manager. Allardyce's contract will expire if the Baggies are relegated. (Telegraph)

Leicester City will make a £35m bid for Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 22. (Sun)

Manchester City might not be "the right place to be" if players do not like being rotated, according to the club's manager Pep Guardiola. (Manchester Evening News)

AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini says the club will pause talks over contract extensions with players after reports 22-year-old Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, whose deal with the club runs out this summer, was confronted by fans. (Ansa, via Mail)

Newcastle are watching Celtic and Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 23. (Scottish Sun)

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane believes the club should try to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, and his 25-year-old England team-mate Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in order to challenge Premier League leaders Manchester City next season. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he sees the long-term future of 26-year-old Guinea midfielder Naby Keita with the Reds. (Mail)

Ex-Netherlands keeper and Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar said he would work for his former club Manchester United but there had been no contact about him replacing outgoing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. (ESPN)

Tottenham are interested in Brazilian winger Rodrigo Varanda and initial talks have taken place over signing the 18-year-old from Corinthians. (Sun)

Austria defender David Alaba, 28, will earn about the same 12m euro salary as Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos after his expected switch to the Bernabeu on a free transfer following the end of his deal with Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano, via AS)

Fulham have watched 24-year-old Peterborough United forward Siriki Dembele, who is also attracting interest from Rangers, Celtic and Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
4th May 2021

daily mail
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will present the club's next manager with the option of re-signing Gareth Bale for the 2021/22 season.
Manchester United could face a points deduction after fans forced the postponement of their Premier League fixture with Liverpool.
Arsenal are hopeful David Luiz can play again this season despite the central defender limping off with a hamstring injury on Sunday.
Romelu Lukaku couldn't resist a shot across Milan at Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Inter were crowned Italian champions, stoking the pair's fierce rivalry once again.

daily express
Jadon Sancho could finally be on his way to Manchester United this summer after Borussia Dortmund slashed their asking price for the winger to £86.75m.
Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join rivals Atletico Madrid this summer.

daily telegraph
Premier League clubs are preparing to ramp up their security measures as Manchester United revealed fresh details of how fans stormed Old Trafford and forced their match against Liverpool to be postponed.
Daniel Ek is due to make a formal offer to buy Arsenal by the end of this week, having initially attempted to make contact with Gunners owner Stan Kroenke over the weekend.

daily mirror
Liverpool will not ask the FA to award them the game, after their visit to Old Trafford was called off due to safety worries.
Further fan protests are expected before the end of the season but Football Supporters' Association chairman Malcolm Clarke insists consultation over regulation of club ownership is crucial.
Donny van de Beek has been urged by Marc Overmars to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford despite playing only a bit-part role this season.

the sun
Manchester United and Liverpool stars are frantically ramping up security following Sunday's incident at Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants an emotional return to Sporting Lisbon when his Juventus contract expires next year.
Wolves star Willy Boly has been ordered to rest after being struck by heart palpitations as a result of long Covid.
Robin van Persie has joined Feyenoord's U16 team as assistant manager and will be coaching his son Shaqueel next season.
Chelsea Women are reportedly planning a summer transfer move for Manchester United star Lauren James.
Everton skipper Danielle Turner has undergone an operation on her calf muscles with the aim of returning to full fitness by the start of the 2021-22 football season.

the times
Fears over policing costs and unnecessary travel in and out of Covid-hit areas could prevent Premier League clubs from welcoming away fans before the end of this season.

the guardian
The Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United, with the owners' long-term vision being to grow the club's value from its current £3.05bn to $10bn (£7bn).
Sadiq Khan is pledging to look at bringing the Olympics back to London within 20 years if he is re-elected as mayor on Thursday.

daily star
Roman Abramovich has given Chelsea officials the green light to launch a bid for Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to reports in Spain.

scottish sun
French side Amiens have confirmed Rangers' South African midfielder Bongani Zungu will return next season after the Ibrox club opted not to make his loan move permanent.
Newcastle have stepped up their interest in Kristoffer Ajer with a spying mission to Glasgow.
St Mirren are sweating over a potential £3m windfall after being refused a licence to play in Europe.
Hibernian are set to win the race for top Inverness prospect Daniel Mackay.

daily record
Rangers are set to slap a bumper new deal on the table for Ryan Kent in a bid to tell Leeds United to get lost for at least another season.
Rangers defender Borna Barisic has been given a green light injury boost for the Euros.
Hibernian are in talks with Brighton over an official link-up between the clubs.
Former Rangers star Maurice Ross has left his role with English side Notts County after an "ill-judged comment" to a player.

Leicester City and Everton are among a "host of clubs" preparing to make bids for Brentford's 25-year-old English striker Ivan Toney. (Athletic, subscription required)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will give the club's next manager the option of re-signing Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, on loan from Real Madrid for the 2021-22 season. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund would let England international Jadon Sancho leave the club for £87m, having previously demanded more than £100m for the midfielder. The 21-year-old has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. (ESPN)

Meanwhile, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has reiterated the club's stance that Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland - who has been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid - will not be sold in the summer. (Metro)

Newcastle United and Italian club Atalanta have shown "serious interest" in Vitesse Arnhem's 22-year-old Dutch defender Danilho Doekhi, who has also been linked with Norwich City, Fulham and Scottish Premiership champions Rangers. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Robert Lewandowski's agent Pini Zahavi is set to put pressure on Bayern Munich to either give the Poland striker a lucrative new deal or sell him to a club that can afford him, with the Premier League cited as a likely destination for prolific scorer. (Bild - in German)

Premier League-bound Watford have made contact with Inter Milan and England defender Ashley Young, 35, about a potential return to Vicarage Road, where he started his career. (Watford Observer)

Arsenal are interested in signing Rangers and Finland midfielder Glen Kamara, 25. (Football Insider)

Leeds are preparing another attempt to sign Rangers' English winger Ryan Kent but the Scottish club will offer the 24-year-old a new deal to stave off their interest. (Record)

The Glazer family could be persuaded to sell Manchester United, but it would take a bid of about £4bn to convince them. (Times, subscription required)

French club Nice remain interested in signing England midfielder Jesse Lingard, having missed out on the 28-year-old when he moved to West Ham on loan from Manchester United in January. (Sky Sports Italia, via Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leicester's pursuit of Atalanta and Germany full-back Robin Gosens has suffered a blow as the 26-year-old would prefer to stay in Serie A. (Calciomercato, via Inside Futbol)

Newcastle United are keen to get 29-year-old Swiss defender Fabian Schar to sign a contract extension with the club before the summer's European Championship finals. (Northern Echo)

Tottenham have made an approach for Norwich and England Under-21 international full-back Max Aarons, 21. (Football Insider)

Boca Juniors are resigned to missing out on Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, and have already lined up Club America's 26-year-old Colombian forward Roger Martinez as an alternative summer target. (TyC Sports, via ESPN - in Spanish)

Leeds have made signing a new defensive midfielder their top priority this summer. (Football Insider)

Maurizio Sarri remains Roma's preferred choice to replace under-pressure boss Paulo Fonseca in the summer, despite the Serie A club last talking with the former Chelsea, Juventus and Napoli manager in January. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Lucas Vazquez is close to renewing his contract with Real Madrid, but a move to AC Milan remain an option in the summer if terms are not agreed after the 29-year-old Spanish winger ruled out the prospect of a cross-city move to Atletico Madrid. (AS)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
5th May 2021

the sun
The Glazers are ready to sanction a £90m Manchester United bid for Harry Kane as they desperately attempt to quash fan fury.
Jose Mourinho was appointed Roma boss on Tuesday but it will still cost his former club Tottenham £10m.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to extend manager Thomas Tuchel's contract.
Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the chase for Jadon Sancho.
Phil Foden was left devastated by the loss of his adviser, lawyer and trusted friend Richard Green.
Norwich have joined the race to loan Brandon Williams this summer.
Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes Chelsea anchorman N'Golo Kante would make the newly-crowned Serie A winners "exceptional".
Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has quit as sporting director of French fourth-tier club Hyeres after three months - because coronavirus has held up their ambitious project.

the independent
Manchester City's battles over Financial Fair Play (FFP) may not be over after it emerged that the club and the Premier League are involved in secret legal proceedings over whether the ruling body's regulations have been breached.
Jack Grealish has told Aston Villa fan Prince William that he intends on being back playing within 10 days.

daily mail
Manchester City fans defied social distancing guidelines to welcome their team bus to the Etihad ahead of the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with PSG.
Tottenham are braced for another transfer window of trying to find a willing and able striker back-up to Harry Kane, as Carlos Vinicius is set to return to Benfica when his loan spell ends.
Andre Villas-Boas is set to make his World Rally Championship debut in Portugal later this month, just two months after parting ways with Marseille.
Romelu Lukaku has revealed he has been plotting with former Chelsea team-mates Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois on how to knock their old club out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Manchester United Supporters' Trust has seen a surge in membership over the past fortnight as the opposition to the Glazers' ownership of the club grows.

daily mirror
Sol Campbell has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next England U21 manager.
Lionel Messi is facing a probe by La Liga and Catalan government officials after hosting a barbecue for the Barcelona squad.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident of being fit to start Arsenal's biggest game of the season against Villarreal on Thursday.

daily star
Manchester United could make a move for Aston Villa keeper Tom Heaton if David de Gea leaves the club at the end of the season.

daily telegraph
The Government has been warned clubs will wage war against its proposals for so-called 'golden share' fan votes on the basis "it goes against every principle of capitalism".
Eden Hazard is set to complete his Stamford Bridge return by starting for Real Madrid against his former club Chelsea on Wednesday night.
Paris Saint-Germain players angrily accused referee Bjorn Kuipers of swearing at them during their Champions League semi-final defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
Leeds United are interested in Holland U21 winger Noa Lang but face competition to seal a summer deal.
RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan is being monitored by West Ham and Crystal Palace for a summer move.
Wolves forward Owen Otasowie is wanted by Anderlecht, Nice and Wolfsburg on loan next season if he is allowed to leave Molineux on a short-term deal.
Joe Allen will be allowed to leave Stoke City this summer, a year before his contract expires at the Bet365 Stadium.

the times
Matches at this summer's Euro 2020 tournament can be postponed by up to 48 hours if the teams involved are hit by a serious Covid-19 outbreak or are forced to quarantine.
Anti-Glazer protesters have launched a co-ordinated attack on Manchester United's sponsors as anger against the club's American owners continues to grow.
The Premier League has abandoned plans for the return of away fans before the end of the season amid opposition from clubs and safety groups.

daily express
Manchester United want to sign Jadon Sancho when the transfer window reopens this summer.
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to make Tottenham star Dele Alli his top midfield target this summer, according to reports.
Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, according to reports.

daily record
Aberdeen are set to sign Scotland defender Declan Gallagher.
Hibs have confirmed the signing of Inverness winger Daniel MacKay, who will link up with the club when the summer transfer window opens.
Scotland star Jack Hendry will discover in the coming days if he is going to be fit for Euro 2020.

scottish sun
Rangers have opened talks with Jermain Defoe in a bid to extend his Ibrox stay.
Partick legend Chic Charnley has backed the Jags' decision to lock SPFL chiefs out of Firhill for their title party

Manchester United's owners are ready to sanction a £90m bid for Tottenham and England captain Harry Kane, 27, as they attempt to quell the recent fan unrest. (Sun)

United have also joined Premier League rivals Tottenham and West Ham in the race to sign West Brom's English goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28, in preparation for the departure of Spanish stopper David de Gea, 30, this summer. (ESPN)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side may instead turn to Aston Villa's English keeper Tom Heaton, 35, as Johnstone would prefer a move to West Ham to ensure regular first-team appearances. (Star)

West Brom will demand £20m for Johnstone if they are relegated to the Championship. (Telegraph)

Former England defender Sol Campbell is among those who have applied to replace Aidy Boothroyd as England Under-21 manager. Campbell, 46, who started his managerial career with Macclesfield in League Two in 2018, has been out of a job since leaving Southend United in June 2020. (Sun)

Real Madrid are monitoring Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, who could leave the Etihad for £75m. (Football Insider)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31 who is on loan at Tottenham this season, to Goodison Park next season. (El Chiringuito, via Sport Witness)

Chelsea could rival Manchester United and Liverpool for the signature of England winger Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund lowered their asking price for the 21-year-old. (Bild, via Football London)

The Bundesliga club will ask for around £85m for Sancho this summer, which is still more than Manchester United are willing to pay. (Eurosport)

Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc says there is a "gentlemen's agreement" with Sancho allowing him to leave this summer. (ARD, via Metro)

Leeds United are interested in Club Bruges' 21-year-old Dutch winger Noa Lang. (Telegraph)

As 34-year-old defender David Luiz enters the final two months of his Arsenal contract, his representatives have begun to look for a new club for the Brazilian and have offered his services to a club in the US. (CBS Sports)

Women's Super League side Manchester City are in the hunt to sign Bordeaux's 24-year-old Jamaican striker Khadija Shaw, who is also being linked with a move to the US. (L'Equipe - in French)

Bayern Munich are interested in Inter Milan midfielder Achraf Hakimi, 22. Arsenal have also been keeping tabs on the Spaniard. (Express)

Tottenham will search for another striker in the summer, as they are not expected to take up the option to make Brazilian 26-year-old Carlos Vinicius's loan move from Benfica a permanent one. (Sky Sports)

Norwich City's 24-year-old midfielder Emi Buendia is in high demand, with Leeds United considering making a move for the Argentine who has been linked with Arsenal, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and West Ham, as well as Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal. (Footmercato - in French)

Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi, 26, will remain with Aston Villa next season after boss Dean Smith decided against making the 26-year-old available for a transfer. (Football Insider)

Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has encouraged the Nerazzurri to try sign Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 30, ahead of their attempt to defend their Italian title next season. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing 27-year-old England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Liverpool in the summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona have made initial contact with the representatives of Flamengo midfielder Gerson as they explore the possibility of signing the 23-year-old Brazilian. (ESPN - in Portuguese)

Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay, 27, is so keen to sign for Barcelona that he has already started house hunting in the Catalan city. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Massimiliano Allegri has stated his intention to return to football management and is being linked with a return to Juventus, while Real Madrid is seen as another option for the 53-year-old Italian. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Roma and Inter Milan are in competition for the signature of Cagliari's 25-year-old Uruguay midfielder Nahitan Nandez. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Aston Villa's 17-year-old English midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
6th May 2021

daily mirror
Jose Mourinho's move to Roma could open the door for a Liverpool deal for Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Jurgen Klopp is "absolutely" staying at Liverpool regardless of whether his side qualify for next season's Champions League, the manager's agent has confirmed.
Alexandre Lacazette, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah are likely to be sold by Arsenal this summer.
Allan Saint-Maximin has told Newcastle it's "not enough to only have a good team".

the sun
Ivan Toney is a summer target for West Ham - but will cost £35m.
Mohamed Salah could be PSG's top option if they can't keep Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool have reportedly slapped a £17m price tag on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's head.
Genk goal machine Paul Onuachu reportedly hopes to end up an Arsenal player by the end of the summer.
Arsenal are set for a transfer overhaul that will see the club swapping scouts for data analysis.
Manchester United are braced for bids for Diogo Dalot this summer - with AC Milan keen on a permanent deal.
Brighton are mulling over a move for West Brom loan star Mbaye Diagne.
Jake Paul is eyeing a $100m Conor McGregor fight in 2022 and predicts it will sell three million pay-per-views.

daily mail
Instagram has told Sportsmail it will this week launch a new tool to prevent players from seeing abusive messages after removing racist vitriol directed at Raheem Sterling.
Manchester City are looking to screen the Champions League final at the Etihad Stadium - but rivals United have been scared off showing their potential Europa League final due to their recent fan protests.
Fernandinho's recent performances have led to the growing possibility of the veteran extending his contract at Manchester City.
The takeover of Derby County is in serious doubt after claims that prospective owner Erik Alonso has attempted to refinance Pride Park in a bid to fund the deal.

daily telegraph
Alun Wyn Jones will be unveiled on Thursday as the British & Irish Lions captain of a 36-man squad to face South Africa, which is set to include England exile Sam Simmonds.
UEFA is under major pressure to move the Champions League final to England after Chelsea joined Manchester City in the biggest game in club football.

the times
In the wake of the failed European Super League project, increasing numbers of supporters of four of the biggest Premier League teams would be willing to pay to be more involved in decision-making at their clubs.
Manchester City will consider making a bid for the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice if Fernandinho decides to leave at the end of the season.
Andy Carroll is likely to leave Newcastle United when the season finishes, ending his second spell at the club where he started his career in 2006.
Rangers and Celtic are in advanced talks with the Lowland League about having their 'B' teams in the game's fifth tier next season.
John Collins believes that the new Celtic manager will be "desperate" to keep Callum McGregor, who has been linked with a move to England's Premier League.

daily express
Chelsea have Ivan Toney on their list of striker targets ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Arsenal have opened talks with Maurizio Sarri about replacing Mikel Arteta at the end of the season, according to reports in Italy.

daily star
Thomas Tuchel could be reunited with Brazilian centre-half Marquinhos at Chelsea if the German has his way this summer.

scottish sun
Odsonne Edouard has been ruled out of Celtic's opening Champions League qualifying round.
The Tartan Army will be banned from celebrating together at the Euros - after UEFA ruled fans must sit alone with a four seat gap to the next person.

Manchester City will consider a move for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, if 36-year-old Brazilian Fernandinho leaves the club when his contract runs out in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool have agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig's French defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, who is set to join the Premier League club on a five-year deal. (TalkSport)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah wants to leave Liverpool, and Paris St-Germain are planning to make a bid for the 28-year-old if France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, leaves in the summer. (Le Parisien - in French)

Meanwhile, PSG are looking to strengthen in defence and have identified Tottenham and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 28, as a potential summer target. (RMC Sport - in French)

West Ham have joined Chelsea and a host of other clubs in the race for Brentford's 25-year-old English striker Ivan Toney, who will cost £35m. (Sun)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will "absolutely" be staying at the club even if the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League, says the 53-year-old's agent. (Sky Sport Germany, via Mirror)

Premier League-bound Norwich City are in competition with Southampton and West Ham to sign Manchester United and England Under-21 full-back Brandon Williams, 20, on loan in the summer. (Sun)

If Wayne Rooney manages to keep Derby County in the Championship he will look to sign Brighton and Republic of Ireland centre-back Shane Duffy, 29, who has spent the season on loan at Celtic. (Football Insider)

Tottenham have held talks with Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte about their managerial vacancy. Discussions with the Premier League-winning former Chelsea manager come after the 51-year-old Italian guided Inter to their first league title in 11 years. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express)

Jose Mourinho could ask former Roma captain and club legend Daniele de Rossi, 37, to join him as assistant manager when he takes over as manager next term. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Spurs boss Mourinho could look to sign Tottenham's Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela, 29, and Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 28, at Roma. (Football.London)

Alternatively, Mourinho will look to Spurs' midfield duo of Englishman Eric Dier, 27, and Dane Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 25, along with Manchester United's Spanish playmaker Juan Mata, 33. (Corriere dello Sport)

West Ham and Crystal Palace are considering a move for RB Leipzig and South Korea striker Hwang Hee-chan, 25. (Telegraph)

Former England international Andy Carroll, 32, is set to leave Newcastle United at the end of the season after becoming frustrated at his lack of playing time. (Times - subscription required)

The fitness of Brazilian forward Wesley, 24, who recently returned to action after almost 16 months out with a serious knee injury, will determine whether Aston Villa move to sign a new striker in the summer. (Express & Star)

Wolves are confident about signing striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica, with the 26-year-old available in the summer as Tottenham are not expected to make their loan deal with the Brazilian permanent. Wolves' 22-year-old Portuguese defender Ruben Vinagre - who is on loan at Famalicao - could move the other way as part of a deal with Benfica. (Football Insider)

Genk's in-demand Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu, 26, is keen to make a move to the Premier League with Arsenal. (Voetbal Belgie - in Dutch)

Benfica and RB Leipzig are closely following Leicester City midfield Sidnei Tavares, but the Premier League club are keen to tie the Portuguese 19-year-old down with a new deal. (Football Insider)

Leeds United have emerged as a contender to sign 26-year-old Turkey midfielder Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce, who has previously been strongly linked with a move to Spain. (Fotomac - in Turkish)

Meanwhile, Leeds are expected to once again send Poland Under-21 midfielder Mateusz Bogusz out on loan next season, with Legia Warsaw among clubs keen to sign the 19-year-old. (WP SportoweFakty - via Sport Witness)

Julian Nagelsmann wants Inter Milan and Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi, 22, at Bayern Munich with him when he takes over at the club next season. Hakimi has previously been identified as a key target for Arsenal. (Express)

Lazio are considering a two-year deal for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata after the 33-year-old Spaniard's agent contacted the club about a potential move to the Italian capital in the summer. (Il Tempo - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Argentina Under-20 midfielder Facundo Farias, 18, who has a £9m release clause in his contract with Argentine club CA Colon. (AS - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
7th May 2021

the sun
Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing RB Leipzig ace Ibrahima Konate after agreeing personal terms with the defender.
Chelsea's rush for cup glory has been inspired by a boozy Hell's Angels advert.
Chelsea have reportedly put Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri on the transfer list in order to raise funds for another summer spree.
Christian Benteke could seal a free transfer to Fenerbahce before the Euros.
Brentford are eyeing Hibernian star Kevin Nisbet as a transfer replacement for the £35m-rated Ivan Toney.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has refused to commit his future to the club after guiding the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title.
Phil Neville has signed another English player for Inter Miami - his son, Harvey.

daily mail
English football's 'Big Six' are set to follow Chelsea's example and allow supporters to attend board meetings.
Chelsea's players will share a bonus pot of £11m if they complete a Champions League and FA Cup double.
Zinedine Zidane could quit Real Madrid after becoming frustrated with an injury-hit season and constant criticism, according to reports.
Wolves are poised to adjust their recruitment strategy to focus more on English-based players this summer after three difficult transfer windows for the club.

daily express
Manchester United have been told that it is going to take £35m for them to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's Andre Silva this summer.
Manchester City will consider joining the battle for highly-rated Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma if veteran Fernandinho decides to call it a day.
Chelsea have asked Barcelona about the availability of midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to reports.
Chelsea and Tottenham have been put on alert following the news AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to leave the club this summer.

the times
Eden Hazard apologized to Real Madrid fans on Thursday after he was seen laughing and joking with Chelsea players following the team's elimination in the Champions League.
Newcastle United took the Premier League to the Competition Appeal Tribunal on Thursday over the collapse of their proposed takeover last year with owner Mike Ashley releasing a statement criticising the "dark forces" that have stopped the club becoming a "powerhouse".
Supporters under the age of 16 will not be able to attend next week's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City.

daily mirror
Manchester United fans have planned another mass anti-Glazer protest ahead of next week's rescheduled Premier League game against Liverpool.
Real Madrid are planning major changes to their playing squad this summer following Wednesday's limp Champions League exit at the hands of Chelsea.
Notts County's players threatened to go on strike after shamed assistant head coach Maurice Ross racially abused one of the club's players.

daily telegraph
The long-awaited return of crowds is erupting into a row over ticket numbers and prices, with football accused of failing to learn from the European Super League outrage.
The new England Football crest featuring a cub, lion and lioness has faced a fan backlash - even though the elite teams will stick with the traditional Three Lions.
The Football Association has been asked to remove the women's teams involved in the foiled European Super League breakaway from sitting on the board running the game.

daily star
Edwin van der Sar has refused to rule out replacing Ed Woodward as the new Manchester United supremo.

scottish sun
Celtic are set to send Shane Duffy back to Brighton after an injury ruled him out of the final two Premiership games.
Livingston are poised to sign pacy Port Vale wideman Cristian Montano.

daily record
Vidar Riseth reckons it is vital Celtic hang on to Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Jose Mourinho's appointment as Roma manager from next season could mean 24-year-old Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini moving to Liverpool. Mourinho is interested in bringing in players he knows, including 32-year-old Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Mirror)

Mourinho hopes to be reunited with Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, when he takes over at Roma. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona have opened talks with representatives of 32-year-old Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, who will leave Manchester City as a free agent in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, with Tottenham, West Ham and Everton also making enquiries. (Express)

Manchester City will consider a move for Mali's Bissouma, having backed out of a potential bidding war for West Ham's 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (Star)

Arsenal and Everton are interested in Sheffield United's 23-year-old Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have been told Eintracht Frankfurt's Portugal striker Andre Silva, 25, will cost them £35m this summer. (Express)

Brighton manager Graham Potter, 45, would not be allowed to leave for the vacant Tottenham job if approached, says Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber. (Argus)

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to keep North Macedonia defender Ezgjan Alioski, 29, but does not know what the future holds after he was linked with a move to Galatasaray. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Chelsea will offload defenders to raise funds for a summer transfer spree, with Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 30, and Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 26, likely to leave. (Goal)

Chelsea and Inter Milan are poised to make a move for 31-year-old Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who has found opportunities limited at Barcelona since his arrival from Juventus last summer. (Sport)

Former England winger Ashley Young, 35, says it would be difficult to turn down a return to his boyhood club Watford if he does not sign a new contract with Inter Milan at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Marseille's France forward Florian Thauvin, 28, has rejected an offer from Crystal Palace and will instead join Mexican side Tigres in the summer. (La Provence - in French)

Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, 36, is on the radar of several Major League Soccer clubs. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brentford have been linked with Hibernian and Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet, 24. The Bees are making plans for next season and the potential sale of 25-year-old English forward Ivan Toney, who is wanted by several clubs, including Chelsea and West Ham. (Sun)

Real Madrid players fear manager Zinedine Zidane, 48, is "tired and annoyed" and will walk away from the final year of his contract in the summer. (Goal)

After Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final exit against Chelsea, 30-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard, Brazil defender Marcelo, 32, and 29-year-old Spain midfielder Isco are not viewed as being part of the club's future. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Madrid's Eden Hazard has apologised to fans on social media after he was seen laughing with his former Chelsea team-mates shortly after his side's Champions League exit. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, could seal a free transfer to Fenerbahce, with his contract expiring on June 30. (Sun)

Everton have offered 20-year-old English defender Joe Anderson, who is out of contract in the summer, a new deal amid growing interest from English Football League clubs. (Liverpool Echo)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Barcelona's 21-year-old Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona and Paris St-Germain want Monaco's 23-year-old Brazilian defender Caio Henrique. (UOL - in Portuguese)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's Newspapers:
8th May 2021

the sun
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly added Mo Salah to Chelsea's three-man transfer shortlist, joining Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona have 'requested' to buy Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Inter Miami are ready to rival Watford for Ashley Young should he exit Inter Milan.
Boris Johnson has urged Uefa to switch the Champions League final to the UK - for the sake of the fans.
Arsenal are sticking with Mikel Arteta and will back him with funds for a summer spending spree.
Stuart Pearce says there will be no big-money gaffes from West Ham this summer - regardless of where they finish.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

daily mail
The FA and Premier League are planning to join forces with the NBA and NFL in the next phase of their fight against social media hate.
Jurgen Klopp is counting on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to be part of Liverpool's future after admitting the midfielder has been a victim of circumstance this season.
West Ham's contract talks with David Moyes have been delayed amid concern about the ongoing financial impact of the pandemic.
Tottenham rolled over a taxpayer-backed loan worth £175m weeks before joining the botched European Super League.
Jack Grealish is poised to deliver a huge boost to England's Euro 2020 hopes by resuming training with Aston Villa on Saturday.
Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez has revealed he was on the verge of joining Barcelona, only for the move to fall through due to the Catalans' colossal financial problems.
Fleetwood Town's highly-rated teenager Josh Feeney is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs and Celtic.

daily express
Manchester United could use David De Gea in a swap deal to sign Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid this summer with talks already planned.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana who is banned from all football until February after a failed drugs test.
Tottenham's reported pursuit of Southampton forward Danny Ings appears to be nearing a fruitless conclusion, with Saints chief executive Martin Semmens revealing that he fully expects the 28-year-old to stay at St Mary's Stadium into next season and beyond.
Manchester United are more focused on signing Jude Bellingham than they are on his Borussia Dortmund and England team-mate Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

daily mirror
Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to offer Donny van de Beek a lifeline at Roma as the Dutchman looks to get his career back on track.
Marcelo Bielsa says it is his fault Patrick Bamford has yet to hit his peak for Leeds.
Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are a work in progress and he will use the summer transfer market to make them more exciting.

the times
Everton are interested in signing Jamie Carragher's son, James, a central defender who is with Wigan Athletic.

scottish sun
Celtic's Nir Bitton has emerged as a summer target for Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aberdeen are set to move for Rotherham defender Clark Robertson.
German side VfL Bochum have joined the race for Rangers playmaker Ianis Hagi, according to reports.

daily record
Celtic are lining up a friendly with David Moyes' West Ham this summer, according to reports.

daily star
Chelsea are lining up a bid for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski as they hunt a new centre-forward, but have learned they will have to fork out a significant fee to sign him, according to reports.

daily telegraph
The six English Super League rebels will be fined substantially by the Premier League over their attempts to break away to join last month's failed closed-shop European competition, despite relatively lenient financial measures imposed by Uefa.
Thomas Tuchel is yet to receive any personal congratulations from Roman Abramovich for guiding Chelsea to the Champions League and FA Cup finals, but insists the Russian billionaire will be happy with what he is seeing.

Champions League finalists Chelsea and Manchester City are both interested in signing Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 32, from Bayern Munich. (ESPN)

Thomas Tuchel's side have also added Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, to their shortlist as they look to bolster their forward line this summer. (Bild journalist Christian Falk on Twitter)

Brazil forward Neymar, 29, will sign a new four-year contract extension at Paris St-Germain on Saturday, committing him to the club until 2026. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Madrid have run out of patience with Eden Hazard and will listen to offers for the 30-year-old Belgium forward this summer. (Marca)

Incoming Roma boss Jose Mourinho is considering returning to former club Manchester United with a bid for Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa are preparing a £15m bid for Burnley's 21-year-old England Under-21 winger Dwight McNeil. (Football Insider)

Tottenham Hotspur will not consider any offers for England striker Harry Kane, 27, this summer. (Standard)

Leicester City are confident of beating Liverpool and West Ham to the signing of 23-year-old French striker Odsonne Edouard from Celtic. (Teamtalk)

Meanwhile, West Ham have delayed contract talks with manager David Moyes as the club deals with the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic. (Mail)

Everton are interested in signing 18-year-old defender James Carragher, son of Liverpool legend Jamie, from Wigan Athletic. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are backing manager Mikel Arteta following the club's Europa League exit and will provide him with funds for a summer spending spree. (Sun)

Georginio Wijnaldum's agent says the Netherlands midfielder, 30, would be interested in talking to Bayern Munich about a free transfer move when his Liverpool contract expires this summer. (Sport1 - in German)

Arsenal are considering a move for Ajax's Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, although they will wait for the verdict in the 25-year-old's appeal against a doping ban before making a formal offer. (Goal)

Inter Miami will rival Watford for the free transfer signing of Ashley Young when the 35-year-old former England winger's contract at Inter Milan expires at the end of the season. (Sun)

Tottenham and West Ham are among a number of European clubs monitoring Besiktas' Canada forward Cyle Larin, 26. (90Min)

Burnley are weighing up a move for Stoke City's 22-year-old Australia defender Harry Souttar. (Lancs Live)

Istanbul Basaksehir are interested in signing 32-year-old Wales full-back Neil Taylor on a free transfer when his Aston Villa contract expires this summer. (Sky Sports)

Wolves, Leicester City, Leeds United and Aston Villa are tracking 16-year-old Fleetwood Town defender Josh Feeney, who has been called up by both England and Scotland at Under-16 level. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Sunday's Newspapers:
9th May 2021

mail on sunday
Dutch champions Ajax are trying to steal a march on Manchester United in the pursuit of talented Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Mikel Arteta believes he will be given the chance to continue as Arsenal manager next season as doubts over his suitability for the job deepen.
Ex-West Ham youth Reece Oxford has revived his career in Germany and is fighting to keep Augsburg in the Bundesliga.
Derby players celebrated their survival with several fans outside the stadium after a draw with Sheffield Wednesday avoided relegation.
Zinedine Zidane admits he's not sure if he's the 'right one' to lead Real Madrid forward.
Manchester United have taken new measures to improve security as fans threaten further protests this week.
Leicester City have said they regret angering supporters over the sale of tickets for the club's first FA Cup final in more than 50 years.
The EFL asked Derby County's aspirant owner Erik Alonso to deposit £35m in a British bank account a fortnight ago - to prove he has funds for a takeover - but no cash has been forthcoming and the EFL has heard nothing from Alonso since.
Aston Villa's teenage goal machine Louie Barry is pushing for a first-team call-up after impressing for the club's U23s.

the sun on sunday
Harry Kane is ready to ask Daniel Levy to consider offers for him this summer.
Manchester United will offer Edinson Cavani a £2.5m rise to try and tempt him into staying for another year.
UEFA chiefs are ready to shift the Champions League final to Wembley but only if the UK Government can give them a set of guarantees.
Tottenham have told Jose Mourinho to forget about trying to sign Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Roma this summer.
Bruno Fernandes will be offered a double-your-money contract to extend his stay at Manchester United after the Europa League final.
Manchester United bosses fear militant fans could be planning a summer of discontent which will see them plotting to disrupt the club for months.
The Big Six will be offered a huge chunk of a £6bn fund by Uefa - as a reward for snubbing the Super League.
Arsenal fear more fan fury if they fail to tie down teenage prodigy Kido Taylor-Hart to a new deal in the next month.
Chelsea have been dealt a major injury blow after Andreas Christensen hobbled off during their 2-1 win at Manchester City.
Jayden Stockley wants to make his loan move to Charlton permanent this summer after rediscovering his lethal scoring touch.
Barcelona are on red alert as Xavi is poised to leave his role as coach at Al Sadd.
Christian Eriksen has revealed he is desperate to stay at Inter Milan just six months after begging the club to sell him.

sunday mirror
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to give David de Gea any guarantees that he will keep his place in Manchester United's team for the Europa League final.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is unsure about his future at the German club amid suggestions he could move to a Premier League club this summer.
Manchester United transfer target Declan Rice has dropped a huge hint that he could depart West Ham in search of European football.
Everton are considering a move for Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

daily star sunday
Manchester United are determined to make Jadon Sancho their major signing of the summer.
Jose Mourinho is set to be the third highest paid manager for the next three seasons having been appointed as new Roma boss.

sunday telegraph
UEFA are seriously considering Boris Johnson's offer to bring the Champions League final to Wembley with insiders now giving London a "50/50 chance" of hosting the game.
Dealmakers negotiating Tyson Fury's fight with Anthony Joshua are expected to miss their latest deadline this weekend yet sources close to the two camps insist they are "still negotiating" to get the £200m blockbuster confirmed.
Dementia in rugby players and boxers, as well as footballers, could be formally recognised as an industrial disease after the government's key scientific advisers agreed to widen their deliberations to a range of contact sports.

sunday times
Yves Bissouma has asked to be allowed to leave Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of the season amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on Manchester United's owners and supporters to heal their rifts, warning that if the club cannot "unite" off the field, it will compromise his ability to deliver success on the pitch.

the observer
Manchester United have missed out on a proposed new training kit deal worth £200m over 10 years after the Manchester-based company The Hut Group had concerns about the supporters' campaign to boycott the club's commercial partners in protest at the Glazers' ownership.

scottish sun
Kenny McLean is a major Scotland Euros doubt after picking up a knee injury.

sunday mail
Leicester City are ready to crank up their pursuit of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

Ajax are set to battle it out with Manchester United for 19-year-old Ghanaian winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, who currently plays with Danish side FC Nordsjaelland. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United will offer Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani a £2.5m pay rise to keep the 34-year-old at the club for another year. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham's Declan Rice has hinted that he could leave the club in search of European football with Manchester United and Chelsea long-term admirers of the 22-year-old English midfielder. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a top target for Chelsea, who "are ready to line up a huge bid" for the 27-year-old if there is a hint the England international could be made available. (Football Insider)

England captain Kane is ready to ask Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to consider offers for him this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United and keen to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 17, from Borussia Dortmund this summer rather than his team-mate Jadon Sancho, 21. (Bild, via Manchester Evening News)

Bellingham, however, is happy at Dortmund, who "definitely will not sell" the teenager after beating United for his signature less than 12 months ago. (Sport 1 journalist Patrick Berger on Twitter)

Borussia Dortmund also do not want to sell Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, 20, and would only consider offers of 180m euros for the 20-year-old. (Marca)

Juventus have no intention of parting with Dutch international defender Matthijs de Ligt with approaches for the 21-year-old from Chelsea and Barcelona already knocked back. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Everton are considering a more for Fulham's Cameroonian midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, 25. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on the club's board to spend big to ensure the Gunners remain among the Premier League's contenders. (Sunday Star)

Meanwhile, the Gunners are keen to tie down highly-rated 18-year-old English winger Kido Taylor-Hart to a new deal in the next month. (Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle United have extended Swiss defender Fabian Schar's contract, with the 29-year-old due to remain at the club until 2022 (Blick via Chronicle Live)

Everton could sign Poland and former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Juventus this summer but Paris St-Germain are also interested in the 31-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sheffield United's 23-year-old Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, who has been linked with Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton, could leaves Bramall Lane for £35m because of a relegation clause in his contract. (Yorkshire Live)

West Ham are looking to re-sign forward Marko Arnautovic from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, while Crystal Palace, Everton, Inter Milan and AC Milan have also been linked with the 32-year-old Austrian. (Il Resto del Carlino, via Sunday Mail)

Chelsea are keen to tie 19-year-old striker Armando Broja down to a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge after being impressed by the Albania international's season-long loan stint at Vitesse Arnhem, in which he has scored 10 league goals. (Sun on Sunday)

Incoming Roma boss Jose Mourinho could look to bring in 27-year-old Italy striker Andrea Belotti from Torino, with Paris St-Germain's Argentine forward Mauro Icardi is also a target for the Giallorossi. Roma may also still look to keep 35-year-old Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, who had previously been expected to leave the club in the summer. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona remain interested in Ajax's Ryan Gravenberch, 18, having first tried to sign the Dutch midfielder as a 15-year-old. Barca, however, face competition for Gravenberch, who has been linked to a number of clubs including Manchester United and Juventus. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer said the German club will "not make any expensive transfers" this summer, which appears to rule them out of a potential move for Inter Milan's 22-year-old Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi. (Goal)

Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp has assured Japanese international midfielder Takumi Minamino, 26, who has been on loan at Southampton, that he remains part of the long-term thinking at Anfield. (Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday's Newspapers:
10th May 2021

daily mirror
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is getting a boost to his pay packet as he is set to double his wages at the club.
Stan Kroenke's decision to pay Arsenal's Super League fines himself could yet impact on the club's transfer business.
Sam Allardyce refused to commit his future to West Brom after suffering his first relegation from the Premier League following defeat at Arsenal.
Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly look to sign Liverpool's Mohamed Salah if their star forward Kylian Mbappe does not renew his contract at the Ligue 1 club.
Zinedine Zidane insists Eden Hazard can still turn his Real Madrid career around despite the forward facing intense fan backlash following the defeat by Chelsea.
Netherlands manager Frank de Boer has risked angering Liverpool by insisting Virgil van Dijk could yet play at the European Championships this summer.
Ryan Mason is adamant that Tottenham have the players to be a successful squad and the club's next permanent manager will be working with a promising group.
Pep Guardiola says he and his Manchester City players are relishing the pressure of closing out the title race.

daily mail
Manchester City are contemplating hosting a celebration event at the Etihad Stadium ahead of the new season rather than a traditional open-top bus tour.
Manchester United appear to have been spotted building new barriers around Old Trafford as fans potentially look to repeat the scenes that saw their Premier League home match against Liverpool called off last Sunday.
Some at UEFA have wondered whether the placing of Turkey on the red list was a tactical move by the UK Government as part of a plan to see the Champions League final moved to London.
Dementia campaigners Dawn Astle and Rachel Walden have requested a meeting with FIFA's new medical director following comments he made about football's link to increased rates of neurodegenerative diseases.
The controversial 'Big Six' in the Premier League who attempted to defect and join the now doomed European Super League are still set to benefit hugely from enhanced UEFA funds.
Sam Allardyce is set for crunch talks on his West Brom future this week following the club's relegation.
Harry Maguire faces a race to be fit for the Europa League final after limping out of Manchester United's win over Aston Villa with an ankle injury.
Sir Lewis Hamilton wants to thrash out a new Mercedes contract before the summer break in August.

daily telegraph
Wayne Rooney is ready to rebuild Derby County after his dramatic escape from relegation, but has sent a clear warning over the off-field issues which have damaged his start to management.
Wembley's chances of hosting an all-English Champions League final will hinge on whether the UK Government will make exceptions to its quarantine rules for overseas media, sponsors and officials.

the sun
Watford are in talks with Colombian striker Rafael Borre about joining the Premier League new boys on a free.
Manchester United are set to miss out on the signing of Dundee United whizkid Kerr Smith.
Connor Gallagher is set to make his fan club wait and try to crack it at Chelsea next season.
Relegated Wycombe are considering legal action - to send Derby down from the Championship instead of them.
Manchester United's Class of '92 will search for Salford City's new manager after Gary Bowyer returned to Derby.
Ashley Young admitted he was baffled by Manchester United's decision to sell Romelu Lukaku.

daily star
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has emerged as a potential replacement for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, should the Spaniard be relieved of his duties.

daily record
Rangers may be forced to pass on Ibrox-linked Jacob Murphy with Newcastle United ready to trigger an automatic contract extension, according to a report.
Ally McCoist reckons Steve Clarke should ask Allan McGregor if he fancies a Scotland return for the Euro 2020 finals.
Three separate divisions one step below the Lowland League have come together to blast the fifth-tier competition's proposal to allow Rangers and Celtic Colt teams to enter the football pyramid.

scottish sun
Fashion Sakala revealed he chose Rangers over a transfer to the Premier League because a chat with Steven Gerrard 'touched his heart'.

the times
European football chiefs are prepared to move this month's all-English Champions League final from Istanbul to Wembley.
Joe Marler has urged the British & Irish Lions to take a clinical psychiatrist with them on the tour to South Africa.
Dame Sarah Storey, Britain's most successful female Paralympian, had to be issued with a retroactive therapeutic use exemption at the London Games in 2012 after a urine sample she gave produced an adverse analytical finding for a performance-enhancing substance.

Paris St-Germain will look to sign Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, if their 22-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe does not renew his contract at the Ligue 1 club. (Mirror)

Tottenham striker and England captain Harry Kane, 27, is willing to join Spanish giants Barcelona, but the Nou Camp hierarchy would prefer to sign Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Sport)

PSG's Germany midfielder Julian Draxler, 27, has agreed to sign a one-year extension with the French club with his contract due to expire this summer. (Le Parisien)

Premier League-bound Watford are in discussions with 25-year-old Colombia striker Rafael Borre about moving to Vicarage Road when his contract with Argentine club River Plate expires at the end of the season. (Sun)

Brighton & Hove Albion's Yves Bissouma, 24, has asked that he be allowed to leave the club in the summer. Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as French club Marseille, have shown interest in the Mali midfielder. (Times, subscription required)

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is being lined up for a move away from Molineux by his agent Jorge Mendes, with Aston Villa emerging as a potential destination for the Portuguese boss. (Football Insider)

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri could be interested in the vacant job at Tottenham. The Italian has also been touted as a potential option for Arsenal, should they sack boss Mikel Arteta. (Radio Punto Nuovo via Star)

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes will be offered a new deal by Manchester United after the Europa League final which will double the 26-year-old's wages to £200,000 a week. (Sun)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is confident the club can keep hold of English midfielder Eberechi Eze for the 2021-22 season despite the 22-year-old's fast-growing reputation. (Goal)

Manchester United are lining up a £80m bid for Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 21. (Star)

English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, is determined to make himself part of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's first-team plans when he returns from his West Brom loan spell, which means disappointment for Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Newcastle. (Sun)

Tottenham have told former manager Jose Mourinho not to bother trying to recruit England defender Eric Dier, 27, and 25-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Roma when he takes over in the summer. (Sun)

The German Football Association will need to act quickly to recruit outgoing Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick as Joachim Low's replacement as national team manager, says the club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. (Sky Germany - in German)

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo says he has no plans to resign, despite last season's Italian champions looking in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification. Juve are fifth in Serie A after a 3-0 defeat by AC Milan. (Sky Italia via Tuttosport - in Italian)

Lyon could make a move for 23-year-old Brazilian defender Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid. (L'Equipe)

Bruges boss Philippe Clement says 21-year-old Dutch winger Noa Lang, who is wanted by Leeds United, has told the club he will not decide his future until the season is over. (GVA - in Dutch)

Leicester City face a lot of competition to sign Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare with Everton, Wolves and Aston Villa all interested in the 22-year-old, who has been a long-time target for AC Milan. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Stuttgart are in talks with Arsenal about a new loan deal for Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, 23. (Kicker - in German)

Inter Milan will listen to offers for Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal in an effort to cut their wage bill, and while Marseille have been linked with the 33-year-old, no concrete approach has been made. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday's Newspapers:
11th May 2021

the sun
Harry Maguire looks set to miss Manchester United's final four Premier League games in his race against time to be fit for the Europa League final.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing a squad overhaul in the summer which could be headlined by full-back Hector Bellerin leaving for as much as £35m.
Slavisa Jokanovic has been sounded out about taking over from Chris Wilder as Sheffield United manager.
Neil Taylor is wanted by Championship duo Stoke and QPR as well as two Turkish clubs.
Conor McGregor has revealed he wants to buy a sports club and has his eye on Manchester United and Celtic.

daily mail
Jesse Lingard could start next season back at Manchester United because West Ham doubt they can find the funds to sign him on a permanent deal.
Leicester City have opened talks with Lille over a proposed £21m deal for midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
Gael Kakuta is being lined up for a possible return to the Premier League, with at least three teams scrambling to secure the attacking midfielder's signature.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has admitted he would love to sign Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock permanently this summer.
The desire not to be apart from her daughter is likely to see Serena Williams join those who will be skipping the Olympics this summer.
A top Japanese scientist has accused Tokyo 2020 organisers of prioritising money over lives - telling Sportsmail the Games should not go ahead this summer.

daily telegraph
Liverpool and Holland are on a collision course over whether Virgil van Dijk should participate in this summer's European championships, with Dutch national coach Frank De Boer saying it is up to the player to decide if he is ready.
Prince William will be among the 22,000 spectators at the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leicester City but there will be no trophy presentation in the Royal Box for the victors.
Nottingham Forest are plotting a major rebuild after their underwhelming Championship campaign.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton can stay in Formula One beyond his 40th birthday and expects his star driver to commit to at least a two-year contract extension.

the times
Derby County could still be relegated from the Championship this season after the club lost an appeal by the EFL to sanction them for a breach of financial rules.
Dame Sarah Storey, Britain's most successful female Paralympian, had to be issued with a retroactive therapeutic use exemption at the London Games in 2012 after a urine sample she gave produced an adverse analytical finding for a performance-enhancing substance.

daily mirror
In demand Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has requested to leave the club this summer, it has emerged.
Relegated West Brom will consider appointing Chris Wilder as manager if Sam Allardyce leaves the club.

daily express
Teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga has admitted that he is flattered by talk linking him to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich - but has said he has not yet decided on his future.
West Ham are planning to try and sign Chelsea star Tammy Abraham on loan when the transfer window reopens, according to reports.

scottish sun
Neil McCann has snubbed an approach by Falkirk to become their new boss to instead accept a football advisor's role with a leading agency.
Neil Lennon and Derek McInnes are among the favourites for the Salford City job.

daily record
The Scottish Government are set to ask Rangers keep their fans off the streets of Glasgow after this weekend's top flight title presentation.

Manchester United no longer view Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, as a priority signing - partly because of the emergence of his international team-mate Mason Greenwood. (Manchester Evening News)

Sancho has decided to return to England this summer and Chelsea, along with Manchester United, are interested in signing him. (Bild, via Star)

Manchester United's priority is to sign Sancho after the club put plans to buy a striker this summer on hold with Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 34, signing a new deal. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham's financial uncertainty means they may not be able to turn 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard's loan from Manchester United into a permanent deal. (Mail)

Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 26, are among six players Arsenal will put up for sale this summer. (Football London)

Arsenal's top target this summer is France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, who plays for Rennes. (Le10 Sport - in French)

The Gunners remain interested in Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 24. (90min)

The agent of Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish says there are "many clubs" interested in signing the 25-year-old. (SNTV via Birmingham Mail)

Leicester City have opened talks with Ligue 1 side Lille about signing 22-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare in a £21m deal. (Mail)

AC Milan want to sign defender Fikayo Tomori, 23, on a permanent deal. The England centre-back is currently on loan at Milan from Chelsea. (Goal)

Signing a forward remains Barcelona's priority this summer, with Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, the ideal candidate and Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, another option. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham Hotspur plan to sell Colombia centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 24, this summer. (Football Insider)

Leeds United's English striker Patrick Bamford, 27, extended his contract at Elland Road last summer under the radar. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Chris Wilder is on a shortlist of potential new managers at West Bromwich Albion if Sam Allardyce leaves after their relegation from the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle United want to sign English winger Joe Willock in a permanent deal from Arsenal this summer, after the 21-year-old impressed on loan. (Talksport)

Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Watford have been watching former Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta. The 29-year-old DR Congo winger is currently on loan at Lens from fellow French club Amiens. (Mail)

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford are interested in signing Senegal striker Mbaye Diagne. The 29-year-old is currently at West Brom on loan from Galatasaray. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa left-back Neil Taylor is wanted by Championship teams Stoke City and QPR. The Wales defender, 32, is out of contract this summer. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Wednesday's Newspapers:
12th May 2021

the sun
Manchester United are ready to press ahead with a £15m bid for FC Nordsjaelland's 19-year-old Ghana international winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Declan Rice is set to give West Ham and England a major boost by returning to action in Saturday's vital clash with Brighton.
Roma have joined the race for Brighton star Ben White - the defender major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign.
Fulham want Scott Parker to lead another promotion charge in the Championship.
Derby's misery has deepened after the Rams were ordered to pay sacked former skipper Richard Keogh £2.3m.
Bradford want Derek Adams to quit Morecambe and become their new boss after the play-offs.

daily telegraph
Manchester City and Chelsea fans have hit out at Uefa after being made to wait to learn whether the Champions League final would be played at Wembley or in Portugal.
Thomas Tuchel has claimed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang "will always be my player" but has promised his Chelsea bosses that he will not get dragged into the kind of transfer fight that saw him fall out with PSG sporting director Leonardo over the striker.
Erik Alonso, the prospective Derby County owner, has deleted his Twitter account after being accused of re-using footage of a large property included in a TikTok video to claim it was his own house.

daily mail
Chelsea are set to offer Thomas Tuchel a new three-year contract at the end of the season as a reward for his spectacular success.
Manchester United are discussing a free transfer move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
The Premier League are expected to sign off a three-year extension of their domestic television contract worth around £4.5bn at the clubs' shareholders meeting on Wednesday.
New footage has emerged of Sheffield United and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie being sworn at and taunted in the street close to where he allegedly attacked a man on Saturday.
Aymeric Laporte will be called up to Spain's squad for this summer's European Championship following a personal request from boss Luis Enrique, according to reports in Spain.
Ryan Bertrand is reportedly in talks with Arsenal, AC Milan and Monaco about a free transfer this summer after contract negotiations with Southampton broke down.
Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as they begin to put plans in place ahead of the summer transfer window.
British and Irish Lions stars have accepted a 25 per cent pay cut ahead of this summer's trip to South Africa.

daily express
Manchester United are ready to go back in for Jadon Sancho in this summer's transfer window and are planning a £77m for the Borussia Dortmund forward.
Talks between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid are reportedly at a 'dead end' with the World Cup winner now expected to leave the club.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both reportedly interested in signing defender Joachim Andersen this summer.
Everton and Leeds are among those to have watched Wolfsburg winger Josip Brekalo in the past few months.

daily mirror
Barcelona are looking to include Miralem Pjanic in a swap deal for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

daily record
Around 2,000 fans could land tickets for this season's Scottish Cup Final after the SFA struck an 11th-hour deal to open up the Hampden turnstiles.

Roma have joined the race to sign Brighton's English defender Ben White, 23, on the instruction of incoming boss Jose Mourinho. (Sun)

Arsenal are considering a move for French striker Moussa Dembele. The 24-year-old is on loan at Atletico Madrid from Lyon. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are to offer manager Thomas Tuchel a new three-year deal at the end of the season. (Mail)

Barcelona are interested in swapping Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 31, for Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 29. (Sport, via Star)

Barcelona have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Spain defender Eric Garcia, 20, on a free transfer. (Goal)

Manchester United remain in hot pursuit of Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 27. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan and Lazio are targeting Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 34. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl is "positive" the club can keep 28-year-old England striker Danny Ings, who has a year left on his contract with the south coast club. (Mail)

Sheffield United and Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 23, has a release clause of £35m and not the £12m that some reports have mentioned. (YorkshireLive)

Jose Mourinho hopes to reunite with Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 34, when he takes over as Roma boss. (Express)

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Aston Villa's English goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 35, to replace Romero. (Sun)

AC Milan are interested in Tottenham and Ivory Coast's 28-year-old defender Serge Aurier. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Real Madrid have also enquired about Aurier, whose contract at Spurs expires in 2022. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Manchester City's French defender Aymeric Laporte, 26, could switch international allegiance and play for Spain at this summer's Euros. Laporte has represented France at youth level, but has yet to break through to the senior side. (Marca)

Leeds United have told Premier League rivals Liverpool to forget about signing English striker Patrick Bamford, 27. (Star)

Southampton and England left-back Ryan Bertrand, 31, is a target for Arsenal, AC Milan and Monaco. (Goal)

Southampton and Leeds United are interested in signing England international Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has spent the season on loan at West Brom from Arsenal. The 23-year-old can play in central midfield or at right-back. (Mail)

Everton will allow England winger Theo Walcott to leave this summer. The 32-year-old, who has spent the season on loan at Southampton, is out of contract next month. (Football Insider)

Fulham want manager Scott Parker and Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to stay at the club despite their relegation from the Premier League. (Sun)

Manchester United are ready to make a £15m bid for FC Nordsjaelland and Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, 19. However, there are concerns he wouldn't be granted a work permit to play in the UK. (Sun)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has played down speculation linking the club with a move for former Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny. The 31-year-old Poland international is currently at Juventus. (Metro)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Thursday's Newspapers:
13th May Friday

daily telegraph
Frank Lampard could be offered a return to Premier League management after emerging as a leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

daily mail
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Atalanta defender Cristian Romero when the summer transfer window opens.
Chelsea will reportedly wear next season's home kit for this Saturday's FA Cup final against Leicester and during the Women's Champions League final the day after.
Leicester City are set to deliver their second defeat over Manchester United in as many days after taking pole position in the race for Grimsby Town starlet Ben Grist.
Pep Guardiola had his Premier League champions back in training just hours after celebrating clinching another title.
Francis Jeffers has left his role with Everton U23s to become part of Paul Cook's coaching staff at Ipswich Town.
Barcelona reportedly made contact with Hansi Flick but were turned down as the outgoing Bayern Munich manager edges closer to winning the Germany job.

the times
Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho will both lift the Premier League trophy together after Manchester City's final home game of the season against Everton, on May 23.

the sun
Andreas Pereira has revealed he is willing to leave Manchester United in the summer to join Vincent Kompany's Anderlecht side.
Chelsea legend Claude Makelele has become an ambassador for the Congolese FA.
Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill has been promoted to the first-team squad until the end of the season following Andreas Christensen's injury.
Monaco have reportedly joined Tottenham in the quest to snap up Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on a free transfer.
Arsenal have been given a boost in their quest to sign Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga in the summer.
Gary Bowyer has agreed a stunning two-year deal to remain as Salford City boss instead of returning to Derby County.

daily mirror
Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £68m bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente.
Oliver Kahn, the future CEO of Bayern Munich, has ruled out the club raiding Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund for star striker Erling Haaland.
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he's held meetings with owner Farhad Moshiri, Director of Football Marcel Brands and chairman Bill Kenwright, where they have all "agreed a plan to improve the squad" this summer.

daily star
Fenerbahce have emerged as favourites for the signature of Chelsea frontman Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea are nearing an agreement with defender Thiago Silva over a new contract, with the Brazil captain wanting to stay for another season.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu were given reassurances from the hierarchy in a meeting the day after their Europa League exit.

daily express
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

daily record
A group of Celtic fans gathered to pay tribute as Scott Brown arrived for his final home game.
Frontrunner Eddie Howe has agreed to become the new Celtic manager, according to reports.

scottish sun
Slippy Gerrard has urged his players to finish the job and become Ibrox invincibles.

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has emerged as leading contender to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace. Ex-England boss Hodgson's contract expires at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Barcelona have made contact with departing Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick's representatives, as doubts grow over the future of current manager Ronald Koeman. (ESPN)

Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane, 27, will be stuck at the London club unless Pep Guardiola demands Manchester City sign him over Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says Haaland will be at the club next season. (ESPN, via Bild)

Future Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has called any move for Haaland "unimaginable" because of the over 100m euro (£85m) fee that is being touted. (Goal, via Bild)

Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, is pushing his agent to secure a move to Manchester United after one failed to materialise last summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are interested in Atalanta's Argentine centre-back Cristian Romero, 23, who joins Lille's 21-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman and Sevilla's French 22-year-old Jules Kounde on the Premier League club's shortlist. (Sky Sports)

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has agreed to become the new manager of Celtic. (TalkSport)

Tottenham are set to start interviewing for their vacant manager's role in the next few days. Fulham's Scott Parker is on the shortlist but the club have given up hope of enticing Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers. (Football Insider)

Slavia Prague's 19-year-old Senegalese forward Abdallah Sima, who is a target for Arsenal and West Ham, is keen on a move to the Premier League. (Standard)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not expect to have a big transfer budget this summer to rebuild the Reds in a bid to recapture the Premier League title next season. (iNews)

Rennes' French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, has had "a lot of offers from top clubs" according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Gareth Bale. (Goal)

Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright believes Brighton's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, should reject Liverpool and join Manchester United this summer. (Metro)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants two new full-backs, a central midfielder, a striker and a goalkeeper this summer. (Goal)

The Gunners are interested in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge and have asked potential new scouts to prepare a dossier on the 23-year-old Norway midfielder. (Yorkshire Live)

Manchester City and Germany striker Lukas Nmecha, 22, is attracting interest from Premier League and Bundesliga teams according to his father, after an impressive season for Anderlecht, where he has scored 18 goals in 37 games. (The Boot Room)

Tottenham have turned down the chance to sign Newcastle's 18-year-old English striker Bobby Clark, who is the son of Lee Clark. (Football Insider)

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in 19-year-old Southampton centre-half David Agbontohoma. (Yorkshire Live)

Barcelona have made contact with Juventus' 43-year-old Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who will leave the Serie A club at the end of the season. (Foot Mercato - in French)

The Premier League is set to agree a new three-year broadcast deal, that will run until 2025 and be worth £4.5bn, with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime. (Mirror)



Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday's Newspapers:
14th May 2021

the sun
Jesse Lingard is being eyed by Borussia Dortmund over a sensational switch - and could be used in a deal to bring Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.
Thomas Tuchel will be handed a £150m transfer war chest by Chelsea.
Manchester United will land a huge cash windfall if West Ham join them in the top four this season.
Southampton have joined the transfer battle for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Manchester United turned Old Trafford's corporate boxes into substitute bedrooms to try and stop the threat of anti-Glazer protesters affecting their stars.
Brighton and Rangers have registered an interest in Reading star Josh Laurent over a potential transfer this summer.

daily mail
Zinedine Zidane will almost certainly leave Real Madrid at the end of this season, regardless of whether they win La Liga.
The legal battle between the European Super League, UEFA and FIFA has been referred to the European Court of Justice effectively forcing UEFA to abandon its current moves to punish Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, say expert lawyers.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said he is 'confident' capacity crowds will return to events from June 21, with some safety measures in place like masks and covid passports.
Derby County owner Mel Morris is finally ready to accept defeat in his bid to sell the club to Erik Alonso, with EFL sources admitting the deal is 'dead in the water'.
Manchester United youngster Arnau Puigmal is poised to leave the club and return to Spain with Almeria favourites to sign him.
English football's social media boycott in response to racism and abuse online reached 1.7 billion people after all major sports and leading personalities joined in, the EFL has revealed.

daily telegraph
Jack Grealish is among Manchester City's summer targets but their priority is a world-class striker for their Premier League title defence next season.
Marcelo Bielsa is on the verge of agreeing a new contract at Leeds United, ending fears that the Argentinian could walk away from Elland Road when his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Eniola Aluko is poised to leave her role as Aston Villa Women's sporting director later this month, after being offered what multiple sources have described as one of the 'top jobs' in the women's club game.

the guardian
Richard Arnold, Manchester United's group managing director, heads a list of three internal candidates to replace Ed Woodward as the club's most powerful executive.
The International Olympic Committee has insisted it is "moving fully ahead" with the Tokyo Games despite growing public unease in Japan after the state of emergency in the country was extended.

the times
Roy Hodgson is expected to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season after neither the manager nor the club made a move to extend the 73-year-old's contract.
UEFA has confirmed the Champions League final will be held in Porto instead of Wembley - opening the way for Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich to attend the match in the Estádio do Dragão.
Pep Guardiola will be backed in the transfer market this summer as he attempts to add yet more silverware to the Manchester City trophy cabinet next season.

daily star
Mikel Arteta's plans to keep Martin Odegaard at the Emirates Stadium could be scuppered amid wholesale changes at Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi has been house-hunting in Paris ahead of a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, reports in France suggest.

daily express
Manchester City are targeting one of Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Lautaro Martinez, or Andre Silva to replace Sergio Aguero next season.
Manchester United's owners the Glazer family are reportedly weighing up a move for Harry Kane this summer to try and ease unrest among the club's fanbase.

daily record
James Forrest has backed Scott Brown to become a future Celtic manager - as the club closed in on making Eddie Howe the next man in the hotseat.
Steven Gerrard insists recruitment never stops at Rangers as he looks to add extra depth to his squad ahead of their title defence.

scottish sun
Celtic are considering summer swoops for Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet and former Hearts left-back Aaron Hickey.
Aberdeen are lining up a move for Livingston striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is thought to be a big fan of Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, 26, and is keen to add the Guinea international to his squad this summer. (Fichajes via Star)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, whose current deal at the club runs out at the end of the season, is close to agreeing a new contract with the Elland Road side. (Telegraph)

Leicester City are interested in signing Southampton's English left-back Ryan Bertrand. The 31-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season after seven years with the Saints. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United are understood to be preparing a £68m bid for Atletico Madrid's Spain midfielder Marcos Llorente, with the La Liga side keen to speed up the 26-year-old's contract talks to keep him at the club. (Mirror)

Italy midfielder Jorginho has played down speculation linking him with a move from Chelsea, with the 29-year-old saying he feels at "home" at the Stamford Bridge club. (Independent)

Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, says he has "received offers" to continue playing when he leaves Juventus at the end of the season and he will "take 20 to 25 days to decide" whether to play on or retire. (DAZN, via Goal)

Could Benjamin Mendy, 26, be on his way to Chelsea? Manchester City's France left-back's name has appeared on the list of options on Chelsea's online shop for fans wanting a player's name on the back of their shirts. (Manchester Evening News)

RB Leipzig's France centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 22, who will join fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in a £38m transfer this summer, says he turned down the chance to sign for Manchester United at the age of 17. (Athletic - subscription needed)

Tottenham are reportedly hoping to convince 24-year-old Denmark centre-back Joachim Andersen, who has spent this season on loan at Fulham from French side Lyon, to join them over north London rivals Arsenal. (BT via TeamTalk)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has signed a new contract to continue managing Qatari-based club Al-Sadd until 2023, dealing a blow to Barca president Joan Laporta, who is looking to replace current boss Ronald Koeman with the Spaniard for next season. (Mail)

Leeds United are ahead of AC Milan in the race to sign 26-year-old Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, but Liverpool are also said to be interested in the Argentina international. (Il Milanista - in Italian)

Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright does not believe Arsenal should make 24-year-old midfielder Dani Ceballos' loan move from Real Madrid permanent. (Metro)

Wolves' Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio, 33, who has just over 12 months left on his contract at Molineux, could be a target for new Roma manger Jose Mourinho. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Cristiano Ronaldo's mum, Dolores Aveiro, would like her famous son to return to Sporting Lisbon, should the 36-year-old forward leave Juventus in the summer. (Guardian)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 23, has not signed a new contract with Inter Milan as he waits to see what the club's plans are for the future, says his agent. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)


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Saturday's Newspapers:
15th May 2021

the sun
Barcelona are ready to make the capture of Erling Haaland their top priority this summer - ahead of trying to keep Lionel Messi.
Roy Hodgson is in line for a shock return to West Brom if Sam Allardyce quits as boss.
Sergio Aguero is closing in on a free transfer to Barcelona - but could be forced into taking a 40 per cent pay cut.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is the third Everton star to be burgled - sparking fears the Premier League club is being targeted by criminals.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has emerged as a loan target for Southampton this summer.
Fulham will not sack Scott Parker despite friction between the manager and the club's ruling Khan family.
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is reportedly being chased by Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

daily mail
Manchester City are plotting another expensive defensive signing this summer with a £52m move for Sporting Lisbon's Nuno Mendes.
Christian Pulisic has dismissed rumours he is seeking a move away this summer, insisting he is relishing the opportunity to fight for his place under Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester United will go ahead with plans to let supporters back into Old Trafford despite violent protests against the club's owners.
Sol Campbell has met Football Association chiefs over the vacant England Under-21 job.
The Government have turned down a request from the EFL for 22,500 fans to be allowed at the Championship play-off final at Wembley this month, despite having agreed to permit that number for the Champions League final at the same venue on the same date.
The EFL has ruled out using VAR in the play-offs despite repeated requests from several of the clubs involved, with Brentford manager Thomas Frank the most vociferous in criticising the decision.
Chelsea and Manchester City will be competing for less prize money in the Champions League final later this month as UEFA's prize fund has been reduced by the costs incurred in moving the match to Porto.
A group of West Brom shareholders have complained to the Premier League about the time they are taking to investigate concerns about the club's ownership.

daily telegraph
Manchester United have suspended photographers with two globally-respected agencies over images of riots on the Old Trafford pitch against the Glazers.
Talks are ongoing between the British and Irish and Lions and the UK Government to ensure that all 37 Lions players are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before departing for South Africa.

the times
Plans for Manchester United and Liverpool to play each other in a pre-season friendly could be scrapped after the protests which marred their Premier League meeting at Old Trafford.
Roy Hodgson is expected to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season after neither the manager nor the club made a move to extend the 73-year-old's contract at Selhurst Park.
England are set to omit players who were at the Indian Premier League from the squad to face New Zealand in the two-Test series next month.
Eni Aluko, the Aston Villa sporting director, is understood to be joining the new Los Angeles-based franchise Angel City.
The Glazers' ownership of Manchester United has come under renewed pressure after the club's leading shareholder outside the family expressed alarm at the "reputational damage inflicted on themselves" by their attempt to form a breakaway European Super League.
The FA has stated for the first time that links between neurocognitive disease and football pose a risk for the organisation in terms of potential financial compensation and participation.

daily mirror
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has railed against the French Football Federation after he was ruled out of the French Cup final with suspension.
Edinson Cavani has vented his fury with VAR for damaging the "essence of football" and making players "wait two minutes" before celebrating.

daily record
Rotherham defender Clark Robertson was at Cormack Park earlier this week to meet Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass for signing talks.
Rangers captain James Tavernier has started the Rangers trophy day celebrations by gifting all players and staff an engraved champagne bottle.

scottish sun
Rangers fans have been painting the town red ahead of their trophy day - by setting off flares on either side of the River Clyde.
John Kennedy expects Kevin Nisbet to be on Celtic's radar this summer.

the guardian
Joe Montemurro has admitted he has had second thoughts on several occasions since announcing in March that he would stand down as Arsenal manager at the end of this season.

Sources close to Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 21, are more confident than ever before that the England international will complete a move to Manchester United this summer. The Premier League club are expected to make an initial offer of £65-75m. (Eurosport)

Manchester United could use England forward Jesse Lingard, 28, in a deal for Sancho. (Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain's list of potential replacements for France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, includes Liverpool's 28-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah. (ESPN)

Manchester United are holding talks with Real Madrid's 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are set to make a £40m bid for Varane this summer. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig's chief Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate, who is among Liverpool's transfer targets, has a release clause. The figure is believed to be £34m. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City have approached Sporting Lisbon over a £52m deal for 18-year-old Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes. (Mail)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been given a choice of signing Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, or Inter Milan's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 28. (Express)

Barcelona are ready to make the signing of Haaland their priority this summer ahead of trying to keep Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, at the club. (Sun)

Chelsea's United States forward Christian Pulisic, 22, has dismissed speculation he could leave Chelsea this summer. (ESPN)

The agent of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says the Portugal international, 36, has no plans to return to Sporting Lisbon this summer. (Record - in Portuguese)

Southampton are planning a £20m summer bid for Chelsea's 25-year-old England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is currently on loan at Fulham. (Express)

Leicester are close to completing the signing of French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 22, from Lille for around £20m. (Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, on Twitter)

Roy Hodgson is expected to leave Crystal Palace when his contract expires this summer, but former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is not in contention to replace him. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal are not planning on extending the loan of Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24. (Independent)

Arsenal will be in the market for players in at least five positions in the summer transfer window. Among their targets, Brighton's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, and Sheffield United's Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, 23, are keen on a move. (Football.London)

Tottenham's hopes of signing Lyon's Danish defender Joachim Andersen, who has spent the season on loan at Fulham, have received a boost as the 24-year-old wants to remain in the Premier League. (Standard)

Spurs are keen on signing Andersen, who is valued at around £20m. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona could move on up to 14 players at the end of the season, including French defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, and Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 28. (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 32, is close to joining Barcelona on a free contract in the summer - however he will have to take a significant pay cut. (Sun)

English goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 35, has rejected a new contract at Aston Villa and has verbally agreed to join Manchester United. (Football Insider)