Press Gossip - 2024


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 11 February 2023 07:31, UK


The strategy of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, to try to purchase Manchester United while also owning Paris Saint-Germain will be to demonstrate to UEFA that each club will be controlled by a separate entity.
Attempts to resuscitate the European Super League are focused on persuading clubs outside of the continental elite to join, as a crucial month in its momentum awaits.

Canada captain Christine Sinclair has said the national team will go on strike this week over a lack of funding which they believe will affect their ability to perform at this year's Women's World Cup.

Mason Greenwood has spoken with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag for the first time since attempted rape charges against the striker were dropped.
Ross Barkley has been snubbed from Nice's squad for the Europa Conference League knockout stages.
The maximum salary Greenwood could receive in China if he moves from Manchester United is £2.7m, which works out to around £50,000 a week for the season.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is facing a fine of up to a month's wages - around £1.4m - over an interview in which he criticised the club's decision to let goalkeeping coach and close friend Toni Tapalovic leave.
Troy Deeney has revealed he got a message on Instagram from a 12-year-old Jadon Sancho while he was on Watford's academy books telling him he would be a star in the future.
Wales have written to UEFA to voice their concerns over Croatia's decision to use Split's Poljud Stadium for their Euro 2024 qualifier in March, with a recent site visit seeing fans; representative Paul Corkery brand the ground "not fit for purpose'.

Sean Dyche plans to invite former England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to Everton as he seeks to glean the "golden nuggets" which can help the club move forward.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak could leave the club if they are found guilty of breaching Premier League financial rules.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's two different answers from May 2022 and February 2023 on how he would see his future at the club amidst allegations of financial irregularities.

The five serious bidders to buy Manchester United are told to submit a one-paragraph offer of their bid - including proof of funds - by next Friday with a group of Qatari investors and Sir Jim Ratcliffe leading the race
Leeds sporting director Victor Orta's position is under scrutiny amid the club's problematic search for a new manager and its impact on a planned takeover.
The FA's scouting chief Steve Morrow - who helped guide Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe at Arsenal - leaves his position after less than two years in the role.
Manchester United are monitoring 18-year-old Arthur Vermeeren at Royal Antwerp, with the rapidly developing midfielder - tipped to be a future Belgium star - also garnering interest from Newcastle and other Premier League sides.
MCC to vote in May over whether to keep traditional Eton versus Harrow fixture at Lord's after bungling bosses were forced to apologise for dropping the historic contest without consulting members.
Caroline Dubois says she has been sparring men in the build-up to her next fight and claims opponents tell her she 'fights like a guy'... as she insists she has a 'different mindset' to fighters like Katie Taylor.
Hernan Crespo believes recent Chelsea signing Enzo Fernandez will become one of the best footballers in history
Serie A winning coach Alberto Zaccheroni, who won the title with Milan in 1999, is in intensive care in a Cesena hospital after suffering a head injury in a fall at his home.
Stuart Broad is backing Ollie Pope to be England's next Test cricket captain after the Surrey batsman recently admitted it would be an honour to take on the role.

Tottenham Hotspur have been left surprised and bemused by Pep Guardiola namechecking chairman Daniel Levy over what he feels is a Premier League agenda against Manchester City.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola faces questions about the club's alleged breaches of Premier League financial rules.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will snub a move to the MLS and fight for his place at Chelsea.

Roma attacker Paulo Dybala could be available to a host of Premier League clubs for as little as £10.7m in the summer, according to reports emanating from Spain.

AC Milan are set to step up their interest in Naby Keita in a bid to lure the midfielder on a free from Liverpool this summer
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had a dramatic change of heart over his future and decided to stay at Chelsea despite tumbling down the pecking order under Graham Potter.

Chelsea head coach, Graham Potter dismisses reports of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang going out on loan and says Raheem Sterling is a doubt for their match against West Ham following a training injury.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has revealed his worries about players burning out because of the club's busy upcoming schedule across four competitions.

Barry Robson is under serious consideration to land the Aberdeen job on a permanent basis.
Greg Taylor insists Ange Postecoglou doesn't need to chase the bright lights down south - because he's already at a big club.

Duncan Ferguson was left trembling when he realised half of the prison inmates would go for him during his three-month sentence in 1994.

Tottenham are among the admirers of Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison, 26. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, Spurs are determined not to allow England forward Harry Kane, 29, to join a Premier League rival this summer - no matter the price - amid interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich. (90min)

USA international forward Christian Pulisic, 24, is set to be part of a summer clearout at Chelsea with the likes of Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, and Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 29 - currently on loan at Inter Milan - also expected to leave permanently. (ESPN)

AC Milan are set to revive their interest in Arsenal and England Under-21 forward Folarin Balogun, 21, who is currently impressing as top scorer in Ligue 1 while on loan at Reims. (Mail)

However, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hinted he has plans to keep Balogun at Emirates Stadium. (Metro)

Milan are also keen on Liverpool and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 27. (Mirror)

Liverpool and Newcastle have held talks over a possible move for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany centre-back Jonathan Tah, 26. (90min)

Manchester United are prepared to sign Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 28, permanently in the summer if he impresses during his loan spell from Bayern Munich. (ESPN)

Tottenham could move for Benfica talent spotter Rui Pedro Braz if their current managing director of football Fabio Paratici is given a worldwide ban after being implicated in the financial scandal surrounding Juventus. (Mirror)

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, will reject a move to Los Angeles FC and fight for his place at Chelsea. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all held talks with the agent of Barcelona and Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are also monitoring Royal Antwerp's highly rated 18-year-old Belgian midfielder Arthur Vermeeren. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday 12 February 2023 07:35, UK


Leeds United could make a move to install Steven Gerrard as their new boss after a number of rejections.
Manchester City will prove it's business as usual by completing a stunning deal to add Brazilian club EC Bahia to the City Football Group portfolio.
Ilkay Gundogan has defended Erling Haaland and insisted that he is a good fit for Manchester City after Jamie Carragher suggested that the Norwegian forward may have "picked the wrong club" last week.
Reece James has condemned an incident before Chelsea's clash with West Ham at the London Stadium which appeared to show one of their fans being knocked out and later shown being pushed away in a wheelchair with a bloodied face.

Jurgen Klopp will be given the funds he needs to boost Liverpool's squad in the summer and the club is also closing on the appointment of a new head of research to add to their recruitment efforts.

UEFA are set to give the green light to a group of Qatari investors interested in buying Manchester United from the Glazers despite concerns over a possible conflict of interest with Qatar Sports Investments already owning Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United's owners are split over the valuation of the Premier League club with some Glazer family members willing to consider offers of under £5bn despite increased interest from the Middle East and two potential private groups from Saudi Arabia possibly joining the race.
Arsenal have been left furious after it emerged VAR official Lee Mason forgot to draw the appropriate lines when reviewing Ivan Toney's goal for Brentford at the Emirates and should have spotted team-mate Christian Norgaard in an offside position.
Leeds United are still hoping to persuade Rayo Vallecano head coach Andoni Iraola to leave Spain and come to the Premier League.
Tottenham have suffered another injury setback with Ryan Sessegnon set to miss six weeks with a hamstring issue he suffered in training.
Furious Valencia fans staged a mass protest against owner Peter Lim before their La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao, with the resulting defeat leaving them second from bottom in the table.
Canelo Alvarez is set to fight in his hometown Jalisco for the first time in 12 years in early May, when his opponent could be English super middleweight John Ryder, the WBO interim champion.

Manchester City might have taken the lead in the race to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer, but it might not be a reunion for him with England team-mate and good friend Kalvin Phillips, who the Hammers want in part-exchange to replace him.

Some officials at Chelsea are resigned to Mason Mount not signing a new deal with the club.

History will be made on Sunday in the Arizona desert when Jason and Travis Kelce become the first ever brothers to compete against one another on the NFL's biggest stage.
Stuart Broad has admitted being dropped for England's tour of the West Indies last year has probably extended his Test career as he feels he would have joined other seamers in struggling in the prevailing conditions in the Caribbean.

Pep Guardiola has accused rival clubs of jealousy in pushing for Manchester City to be punished for breaching financial regulations.
Finn Russell ran the show as Scotland blitzed Wales 35-7 at Murrayfield to kick off a Six Nations campaign with back to back victories for the first time.

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson believes that Liverpool selling Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich has been their most costly error this season.

A Southampton fan was kicked out of St Mary's by security after waving a giant P45 cut-out at Nathan Jones during the dismal defeat to Wolves.
Nathan Jones says his side should've won against Wolves and reveals the current pressures he feels at the moment at Southampton.
Lewis O'Brien is hoping to quit Nottingham Forest and join a club in America's MLS.
Rangers are watching keeper Angus Gunn's problems at Norwich as they look for a new long-term No 1.
Potential new owners of Manchester United have been ordered to submit one-paragraph offers summarising their bids before the end of next week.
Listen to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's two different answers from May 2022 and February 2023 on how he would see his future at the club amidst allegations of financial irregularities.
Manchester City's recent Premier League charges for alleged Financial Fair play breaches will take a long time to answer but if they are guilty the outcry for blood will be deafening, writes Karren Brady.
Fuming Premier League clubs fear the case against Manchester City will take an astonishing four years to conclude and are furious about Pep Guardiola's Friday press conference attack on them.
Arsenal have joined Premier League rivals Newcastle in the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marcus Thuram in the summer.
Liverpool are lining up fresh competition for goalkeeper Alisson, with Anderlecht No 1 Bart Verbruggen top of their shopping list to replace Caoimhin Kelleher if, as expected, he leaves in the summer.
Sean Dyche has demanded that his new Everton bosses make it a priority to secure the future of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2024.
Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson is set to be rewarded for his excellent club form with a first England U21 call for this summer's Euros.
Manchester United are set to take note of Cristiano Ronaldo's scathing comments about their Carrington training ground with an overhaul which will include a yoga suite.
Neymar has enraged his neighbours in Paris with a series of wild house parties which have even seen one of the city's mayors get involved to calm the situation.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has set up a private security business after a spate of home raids on footballers' houses.

Michael Beale has drawn up a list of keeper targets for Rangers but it might not signal the end for Allan McGregor at Ibrox.

Liverpool may be willing to sell 'superstar' players, including Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 30, this summer. (Football Insider)

Contact has been made between Real Madrid and German Jurgen Klopp, 55, over the Liverpool manager replacing their Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti, 63, this summer. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Liverpool would accept an offer of around £15m for 31-year-old German-born Cameroon defender Joel Matip. (Football Insider)

Some Chelsea personnel are "resigned" to England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, not wanting to sign a new contract. (Telegraph)

Englishman Steven Gerrard, 42, is "very interested" in replacing the sacked Jesse Marsch as Leeds manager. (Football Insider)

Gerrard would bring former Leeds United midfielder and ex-Liverpool team-mate Gary McAllister back to Elland Road as part of his coaching staff if he is appointed manager. (Mirror)

Manchester United are in talks with England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, about a contract extension. (GiveMeSport)

Newcastle are plotting a move to sign Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, whose contract expires in 2024. (Il Messagero, via Goal)

Manchester United are interested in signing Roma's Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 29. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, who is currently on loan at Chelsea, has emerged as a potential summer target for Real Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves will listen to offers from Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle United after Barcelona ruled out a possible move for the 25-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Athletic Bilbao and Spain defender Inigo Martinez, 31, would prefer to move to Barcelona than Atletico Madrid. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are desperate to prise away Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola, 52, from the Premier League champions. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, 29, will turn down a European move in favour of staying in the Premier League this summer. (Football Insider)

Barcelona's Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, refused a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the January window. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brazil defender Marquinhos, 28, has agreed personal terms on a contract extension with Paris St-Germain until 2027. (Nicolo Schira)

Barcelona manager Xavi says the club are close to agreeing a contract renewal with 31-year-old Spain midfielder Sergi Roberto. (Fabrizio Romano)

Both AC Milan and Inter Milan are considering Lazio's Italian boss Maurizio Sarri, 64, to become their future head coach. (Il Messaggero, via Football Italia)

Leeds United's English full-back Luke Ayling, 31, could be set for a new deal at Elland Road. (Football Insider)

Switzerland and Fulham defender Kevin Mbabu, 27, is in advanced talks over a loan deal with Servette as he looks set to leave the Premier League club. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 13 February 2023 08:36, UK


Former Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder appears to be in pole position to become the new manager of Leeds United after flying in to watch the team's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.
The Premier League's referees' chief Howard Webb has summoned all officials to an emergency meeting after two major VAR errors took place in separate matches on Saturday.
Jesse Marsch is among those under consideration for the Southampton vacancy.

Tyson Fury's fight for the undisputed world heavyweight championship against Oleksandr Usyk is heading for Wembley Stadium on April 29.
Neymar reportedly clashed with team-mates before being involved in a heated dressing room row with Paris Saint-Germain chief Luis Campos following Saturday's defeat at title rivals Monaco.
Pep Guardiola was spurred on in his impassioned defence of Man City after a talk with bullish Ferran Soriano.
Big-spending Chelsea have signed so many new players they have had to install extra lockers at their Cobham training base.
The EFL all-club meeting planned for later this month has been postponed while officials await publication of the Government's White Paper on the introduction of an independent regulator.
Outgoing Leeds boss Jesse Marsch took the trouble to contact each one of his former players individually to thank them for their efforts.
Southampton are open to appointing an overseas boss which could see a renewed move for Torino manager Ivan Juric.

Sam Allardyce has opened the door to a shock Premier League return by saying he would be open to taking the Leeds job.
Former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was carried off in tears after collapsing with a horror injury as Villarreal took on Barcelona.
Kylian Mbappe, who has been out with a thigh strain, is set to be named in Paris Saint-Germain's matchday squad against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, according to reports.
Marcus Rashford has set up a security firm to protect his colleagues' assets after a spate of raids on footballers' mansions.
Erik ten Hag says Marcus Rashford's focus over 90 minutes and his team staying composed were crucial to the victory at Elland Road
Mykhailo Mudryk appears to have liked an Instagram post mocking his Chelsea team-mate Marc Cucurella.
Chelsea face missing out on Joao Felix with Real Madrid keeping tabs on the forward, according to reports.
Arsenal have reportedly "opened talks" with Athletico Paranaense over a deal for Brazilian teenager Vitor Roque.

The Premier League quietly changed six of the financial charges aimed at Manchester City after they were included in their initial statement by error.
Liverpool are set to be without Thiago Alcantara for the next month as the severity of the Spanish midfielder's hip flexor injury was revealed, while the Reds have also suffered another long-term injury blow.
Sean Dyche is keen for Jordan Pickford to sign a new Everton contract as soon as possible amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.
Liverpool are interested in signing Dutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen to provide competition for current No.1 Alisson for next season.

Liverpool are ready to fight back after a dismal season by funding Jurgen Klopp to rebuild his squad in the summer and by hiring a new head of research - a key position in the club's recruitment operations.
Newcastle United will wear their famous black-and-white stripes in the Carabao Cup final.
Tottenham Hotspur's troubled weekend went from bad to worse after they learnt midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur had suffered cruciate ligament damage.

Liverpool have appointed a new director of research - with Will Spearman being promoted from his role as the club's lead data scientist.

An angry Massimiliano Allegri confronted a Juventus fan in the stands who was allegedly continuously abusing the club's players during their Serie A clash with Fiorentina.
Tottenham could reportedly secure the signature of long-term target Andre Onana at the end of the season, with the player being 'put up for sale' by Inter Milan.

Rangers have been linked with a summer move for international midfielder Darius Olaru, captain of Romanian club FCSB.

Hibernian are set to hand Mikey Devlin a contract for the rest of the season after the former Scotland international impressed during a recent trial.
Calvin Ramsay has suffered another cruel blow after it was revealed the Scotland full-back could miss the rest of the season because of injury.

Paul Lambert will not be returning to Motherwell as their new gaffer.

Chelsea are among a number of clubs monitoring Brentford and Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27. (Football.London)

Chelsea are also interested in signing Barcelona and Morocco winger Abde Ezzalzouli. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Osasuna. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli. The 24-year-old Nigeria forward is also wanted by Manchester United. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool want to sign Anderlecht's Dutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen with a view to the 20-year-old becoming their future number one stopper. (Sun)

Barcelona want to bring in manager Pep Guardiola, Spain midfielder Rodri, 26, and Argentina striker Julian Alvarez, 23, from Manchester City if the English club are sanctioned for breaking the Premier League's financial rules. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

New Everton manager Sean Dyche has made it a priority that England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, signs a new contract at the club. (Sun)

Tottenham face being without Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur for six or seven months after the 25-year-old suffered a knee injury in the defeat by Leicester City on Saturday. (Guardian)

Former Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch is under consideration for the Southampton job after the departure of Nathan Jones on Sunday, Marsch left Elland Road a week ago. (Athletic - subscription required)

Southampton are also interested in Torino manager Ivan Juric. (Mail)

Newcastle United are leading Liverpool and Barcelona in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt and Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada, 26. (CaughtOffside)

Both Southampton and Leeds want Argentine coach Marcelo Gallardo, 47, as their new manager. (Football Insider)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says he does not know "what will happen" when his contract with Juventus runs out in the summer. (DAZN, via Football Italia)

Flamengo and Brazil forward Pedro, 25, is on the radar of West Ham. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on 28-year-old Celtic and Japan forward Kyogo Furuhashi. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 14 February 2023 07:18, UK


Elon Musk is believed to be interested in making a £4.5bn move to buy Man Utd.
Manchester United will be faced with taking a £40m hit on Harry Maguire if the England defender leaves Old Trafford this summer.
Tyson Fury has reportedly held talks with Deontay Wilder for weeks over having a fourth fight at Wembley if his bout with Oleksandr Usyk fails to happen.
Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Richarlison ahead of a potential summer move, according to a report.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Christian Pulisic.
Leeds are considering appointing an interim manager until the end of the season after Alfred Schreuder became the latest candidate to be ruled out - with Nuno Espirito Santo and Steven Gerrard available, but the Liverpool legend has his reservations.
Wayne Rooney is reportedly interested in becoming the new Southampton manager.
Chelsea's latest teenage sensation Andrey Santos is expected in London on Tuesday after leading Brazil to success in the South American Under 20 Championships.
Ronald Araujo has told his Barcelona bosses he would sign club legend Lionel Messi and Rodrigo Bentancur if he were in their shoes.
Marcel Sabitzer is keeping an open mind over the possibility of turning his loan spell at Manchester United into a permanent move in the summer.
Jack Willis, England's rejuvenated hitman, faces the threat of being left in Test exile after the World Cup, as the RFU set a time-limit on his special dispensation to play abroad.

David Beckham has been asked to back various rival bids for Manchester United as the takeover race hots up.
England are hoping for a timely fitness boost ahead of their Six Nations trip to Wales, with Tom Curry and Courtney Lawes both due back to club action this weekend.
Lando Norris has urged the FIA to perform a "U-turn" on political messaging, saying Formula One's drivers should not have to ask for permission to speak about issues which are important to them as they are "not at school".

Jesse Marsch held positive talks with Southampton about becoming their new boss.
Lee Mason and John Brooks could both be removed from next weekend's Premier League matches after the two made high-profile errors while working as VARs.
Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford has been driving a £280,000 supercar - with the number plate for a Skoda.
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing for the exits of both Lionel Messi and Neymar following a breakdown in dressing room relations, it has been claimed.
Luis Suarez contributed to a mass brawl during Gremio's win over Avenida that eventually saw the army rush onto the pitch.

Wayne Rooney wants a sensational return to English football.
Tommy Fury has confirmed brother Tyson will be in his corner in Saudi Arabia against Jake Paul.
Shakhtar Donetsk defender Oleh Danchenko clinically died in training before being resuscitated.
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford's "penalty cheat sheet" was spotted on his water bottle during their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.
Former Leeds defender Danny Mills told Sky Sports he was unsurprised to see Jesse Marsch sacked as manager
Joel and Avram Glazer could launch a shock bid to keep control of Manchester United by buying out their four siblings.
Lionel Messi is leaning towards leaving PSG on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.

Youssoufa Moukoko is to miss Borussia Dortmund's Champions League tie with Chelsea after being ruled out for six weeks.
Charlton Athletic owner Thomas Sandgaard is in talks with the US businessman Marc Spiegel over a potential sale, which could result in legal action being taken against the Dane by a rival group he had already agreed a deal with.
Kylian Mbappe has returned to training ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League last-16 first leg against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Arsenal could face a major dilemma in their summer pursuit of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice as an indirect result of Chelsea's record-breaking January move for Enzo Fernandez, according to reports.


A number of Premier League clubs are to push for semi-automated offsides to be brought in for next season after two costly VAR errors at the weekend.
The Gallagher Premiership is destined to remain a closed league next season after the RFU rejected Ealing Trailfinders' bid for promotion yet again.

Former Brazil star Ze Maria is a shock contender for the Motherwell job.
Celtic keeper Vasilis Barkas will return to Parkhead in the summer after Utrecht confirmed they cannot afford to buy the Greek shotstopper.
Kyogo Furuhashi will undergo further tests on his shoulder injury today.
League Managers' Association chief Billy Brown fears Scottish football is becoming like England, with managers sacked within months.
Kyle Lafferty has been backed to re-discover his form at Linfield by boss David Healy.

Partick Thistle made the shock decision to axe Ian McCall days before their brave Scottish Cup exit to Rangers.

Atletico Madrid could sell Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, to Chelsea for 100m euros (£88m) this summer. They had been asking for up to 140m euros (£124m). (Relevo - in Spanish)

Chelsea's USA midfielder Christian Pulisic could be heading in the opposite direction to Felix, as Atletico Madrid consider a cut-price bid for the 24-year-old, who was signed by the Blues in 2019 for £58m. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are tracking Juventus' Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic, 23, and Tottenham's Brazil striker Richarlison, 25, as long-term replacements for 35-year-old former France striker Karim Benzema. (ESPN)

Manchester United face making a £40m loss on England defender Harry Maguire, 29, if he leaves in the summer. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain are ready to put Brazil forward Neymar, 31 - whom they signed for a record 222m euros (£196m) from Barcelona in 2017 - on the transfer list this summer. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Qatar Investment Authority will make a formal bid in the region of £5bn to buy Manchester United in their entirety this week. (Telegraph)

Bayern Munich will not sign France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, from Borussia Monchengladbach, but Inter Milan and AC Milan remain keen. (Sempre Inter)

Bayern Munich have turned their attention back to Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, with Eintracht Frankfurt's 24-year-old France forward Randal Kolo Muani, lined up as an alternative. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Sempre Inter)

Seventeen-year-old Athletico Paranaense forward Vitor Roque, who recently helped Brazil win the South American Under-20 Championship, is top of Arsenal's summer transfer list. (AS - in Spanish)

Spain midfielder Sergi Roberto, 31, has agreed an extension to his contract that will keep him at Barcelona until June 2024. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds United look set to appoint a short-term manager and reassess at the end of the season after failing in their bid to tempt number one target Andoni Iraola from Rayo Vallecano. (Guardian)

Southampton have held talks with 49-year-old American coach Jesse Marsch - sacked by fellow Premier League strugglers Leeds United last week - about replacing Welshman Nathan Jones. (TalkSport)

Bayern Munich's Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 28, says he is "feeling good" during his loan spell at Manchester United and is open to a permanent move. (Mail)

Contract extension talks between Chelsea and Mason Mount have stalled. The 24-year-old England midfielder has less than 18 months to run on his current deal. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 15 February 2023 08:31, UK


Arsenal are the front-runners to sign Declan Rice despite the midfielder's links to Chelsea.
A bid from Qatar Investment Authority to buy Manchester United in its entirety will come by the end of the week in time for the deadline set by the New York merchant bank selling the club.
Almost 3,000 Liverpool fans have signed up to a series of compensation claims against UEFA for the trauma they suffered during the Champions League final last year.
Chelsea are still trying to compete for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham despite the challenges of convincing the England midfielder to join.

Erling Haaland was fit to train yesterday, handing Pep Guardiola and Manchester City a huge boost before their pivotal top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal on Wednesday.

UEFA will not block a Qatari takeover of Manchester United should a bid from the oil-rich nation be made.
Arsenal have been told they could sign West Ham captain Declan Rice for a lower fee than Hammers boss David Moyes has suggested.
The Moldovan Football Federation have confirmed Thursday's Europa Conference League clash between Sheriff Tiraspol and Partizan Belgrade will be played behind closed doors due to national security concerns
Dharmesh Sheth says although West Ham will not let Declan Rice leave in the January transfer window, Arsenal remain interested in a summer move for the England midfielder.

Liverpool fans will take legal action against UEFA with more than 2,600 set to claim compensation for their horrific ordeals at last season's Champions League final.
Romeo Beckham made it a Valentine's Day to remember after scoring an injury-time winner in Brentford B's Middlesex Senior Cup clash.
Aston Villa are expecting offers for Emiliano Martinez in the summer after the World Cup-winning goalkeeper's sparkling form... but they are under no pressure to sell with the Argentina No 1 under contract until 2027
Wales players are considering the prospect of unprecedented strike action ahead of next weekend's crunch clash with England as contractual chaos engulfs the country's national game.
The Athletic's David Ornstein and ESPN's Mark Ogden discuss reports that Wales' Six Nations clash with England could be in doubt due to potential strike action.
Jesse Marsch is raring to become Southampton's new manager after Nathan Jones' dismissal - with the ex-Leeds boss having told the Saints hierarchy he is ready to take the job and guide them out of relegation.
John Fury says Tommy Fury has completed 100 rounds of sparring, sent several opponents to hospital, broken one boxers jaw and KO'd heavyweights ahead of Jake Paul fight and insists retirement talk is not just for clout if he loses.
Leeds are considering appointing an interim manager until end of season after Alfred Schreuder became latest candidate to be ruled out - with Nuno Espirito Santo and Steven Gerrard available, but the Liverpool legend has his reservations.

Paris Saint-Germain have named the youngest player to ever start in a knockout Champions League game: 16-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery.
Newcastle United fans have been left worried about their chances in the Carabao Cup final after the referee for the fixture was announced as David Coote, who is is reportedly a Manchester United fan.
Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt has hinted Erik ten Hag could join the German club later in his career.

Watford head coach Slaven Bilic has confirmed club captain Tom Cleverley could be sidelined for a long period with a thigh injury.
The United States, Mexico and Canada will automatically qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

Chris Maragos has been awarded $43.5m after a mistreated knee forced the Philadelphia Eagles star to retire from the NFL.

Scott Brown has told how Gordon Strachan, Neil Lennon and Brendan Rodgers have been helping him to plot Fleetwood's FA Cup course into the history books as he cuts his teeth in his first job in management.
Dave King admits he's now weighing up what to do next with his Rangers shares after seeing plans to sell to Club 1872 collapse.

An X-rated banner unveiled by Celtic fans aimed at Douglas Ross has been branded 'unacceptable' by one of his former refereeing colleagues.

Manchester United are interested in signing England striker Tammy Abraham, 25, from Italian side Roma. (Caught Offside, via Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are ready to join the race to sign £100m-rated England international Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund despite spending more than £600m in the past two transfer windows. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, is expected to make a bid of more than £4bn for Manchester United by Friday's deadline. (Guardian)

Leicester have stepped up contract talks with midfielder James Maddison, 26, as the England international approaches the last 12 months of his current deal. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, has no intention of leaving Barcelona, despite offers from Tottenham, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, along with interest from Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal have re-ignited their interest in Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 25. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are exploring a summer move for Sevilla's 31-year-old Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, known as Bono, as they look for a long-term replacement to 36-year-old Frenchman Hugo Lloris. (AS - in Spanish)

Aston Villa are expecting offers for Argentine World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, this summer, but are under no pressure to sell as he is under contract until 2027. (Mail)

Brazil forward Rodrygo, 22, says he had a transfer agreement in place with Barcelona before he joined Real Madrid. (Goal)

Fenerbahce are interested in signing 21-year-old forward Mason Greenwood from Manchester United. (FotoSpor - in Turkish)

Leeds would have to pay Al-Ittihad about £5.3m in compensation to bring manager Nuno Espirito Santo to Elland Road. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have an "active interest" in signing Real Valladolid's Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18. (Football Insider)

Athletico Paranaense have turned down an offer from Barcelona and two other clubs for 17-year-old Brazilian striker Vitor Roque, who is also reported to be a target for Arsenal. (Goal, via Globo Esporte)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 16 February 2023 07:26, UK


Aston Villa might listen to offers for World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in the summer to help finance another summer rebuild.
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati has shut down talk of a transfer, saying he wants to fight for a regular role in the team amid fresh links with a move to Manchester United.
Tottenham's billionaire owner Joe Lewis wants nearer £4.5bn from any person or group keen on buying the Premier League club.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic took part in a match for AC Milan's U18 side on Wednesday alongside his son Maximilian, 16, who joined the Serie A club from Hammarby last summer.
Inter Miami have been given a major boost in their bold attempt to sign Lionel Messi - with reports in France saying the World Cup winner is unsure about staying in Paris.
Angry Wales stars held an emergency meeting with their bosses on Wednesday and set a deadline of next Wednesday to solve the sport's contractual chaos.

Todd Boehly talked with Paris Saint-Germain about a possible deal to sign Neymar during a meeting with Nasser Al-Khelaifi in the French capital earlier this week, according to reports in France.

Manchester United players do not want Mason Greenwood back at the club and still "harbour concerns" about him coming back despite all charges against him being dropped.
Stoke City's owners, who are worth more than £8bn, have conceded the facilities available to their women's team, who play in the National League Northern Premier Division, are inadequate after fans compared the former home of now defunct Norton United to a landfill site.
Sam Warburton says there is no chance he would have signed the contract offered to current Wales players which has led to talk of a strike, one the former captain says he would have no problem supporting.
A judge in Nevada has ordered the lawyer representing Cristiano Ronaldo's rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga to pay the player around £275,000 in costs after using stolen documents in a lawsuit against him.
Michael Beale, the Rangers manager, has told Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent that, if they are going to leave Ibrox at the end of this season, they must do so with their heads held high.

Manchester United are said to have "genuine interest" in Roma striker Tammy Abraham if they are unable to secure the signing of Napoli's Victor Osimhen this summer.
Erik ten Hag says both Manchester United and Barcelona share ambitions to compete in the latter stages of the Champions League, but their immediate focus is on their Europa League clash.
Erik ten Hag is not ruling out a fresh move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the summer as he prepares to face the Dutchman on Thursday night in the Europa League.
Southampton's decision to employ Nathan Jones looks set to cost them more than £8m, including the £4m payment made to his former club Luton Town and wages of £1.25m per year which he will still be due after his dismissal.
Paul Gilmour provides more details behind Southampton's sacking of Nathan Jones.
Bayern Munich say Marcel Sabitzer will cost Manchester United £16m as Erik ten Hag ponders a permanent move for the loan hit.

Real Madrid are close to agreeing fresh terms with former Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz, who is currently out on loan with AC Milan and scored their Champions League winner against Tottenham on Tuesday.
Kylian Mbappe has said that he "shouldn't have come back" and played during Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League first-leg defeat to Bayern Munich.

Barcelona are facing further sanctions which could include docked points and potentially even relegation from La Liga, amid an investigation into payments made to a company belonging to former referees committee vice president Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, according to reports in Spain.
Arsenal are reportedly trying to steal a march on their rivals by opening transfer talks for wonderkid Vitor Roque.

Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds could soon be adding another sports franchise to his portfolio as he is said to be considering buying the NHL's Ottawa Senators.

Recent Liverpool signing Cody Gakpo was spotted breaking one of Jurgen Klopp's rules when he touched the "This is Anfield" sign on Monday night - Klopp previously banned players yet to win a trophy at the club from touching the sign.
Barcelona star Raphinha has admitted he would love for Casemiro to make a controversial transfer move to the Nou Camp.
Liverpool sent a scout to watch Sporting Lisbon's clash with Porto as they eye young centre-half Goncalo Inacio.

Former Ireland rugby union international David Humphreys is set to become the new director of cricket operations for the England & Wales Cricket Board.
Former Nike director Nikki Doucet has been appointed by the FA as consultant regarding the future direction of the WSL and Women's Championship's future plans for the next few months as the two divisions move closer to being run by a standalone company.

Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is celebrating his 60th birthday, which is on Friday, by making a donation of nearly £9m to the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children all over the world.

Rangers have been urged to trigger a "bargain" £5m clause to buy loanee Malik Tillman from Bayern Munich in the summer.
Michael Beale says Rangers are carrying too many players this season and is planning to cull his squad in the summer.
Dundee United head coach Liam Fox insists he still retains full faith in his players despite publicly questioning their personality and bravery.
Former Rangers coach Dave Vos has landed on his feet after leaving with a return to Ajax.

Jack Ross is on a three-man shortlist for the Motherwell job.
The legacy of Darvel's Scottish Cup heroics will be a new permanent 300-seat stand at Recreation Park.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has met with Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Paris to discuss a possible summer transfer move for 31-year-old Brazil forward Neymar. (Le Parisien - in French)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, whose deal with PSG runs out in the summer, is unsure about signing a contract extension with the French champions, which could open the door to the 35-year-old moving to MLS side Inter Miami. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

Arsenal are monitoring the situation of Manchester United's England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, amid uncertainty over his contract at Old Trafford. (Football Insider)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has asked the club to sign 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in 26-year-old Dutch right-back Denzel Dumfries, who Inter Milan may be prepared to sell in the summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona coach Xavi says Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, did not want to join Manchester United last summer. (Sun)

Barca have agreed a deal with LA Galaxy to sign 21-year-old Mexico right-back Julian Araujo until June 2026. (Fabrizio Romano)

Araujo will arrive in Barcelona on Thursday to begin training with the Spanish giants. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich have carried out internal analysis that has identified 29-year-old England striker Harry Kane, whose contract at Tottenham runs out in summer 2024, as the ideal striker for the German club to sign. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham are interested in 21-year-old Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie from Bayer Leverkusen. (Caught Offside)

Aston Villa could listen to offers for Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, in order to help fund the club's summer rebuild. (Mail)

Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, 28, says rumours of a falling out with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola before his loan move to Bayern Munich are a "complete lie". (Mundo Deportivo, via Mirror)

Mauricio Pochettino could return as Tottenham manager and replace under-pressure Antonio Conte. (TalkSPORT)

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle have all made contact with Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle over 15-year-old midfielder Kendry Paez. (90min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 17 February 2023 07:43, UK


Qatari investors are confident they will win the battle to buy Manchester United and any sale could even be closed as early as the end of April.
Lionel Messi's father Jorge held further talks with Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday over a new contract to extend his stay in France, with no discussions having yet been held with other interested clubs, which include MLS franchise Inter Miami.
Harry Redknapp has informed Leeds that he would be open to taking on their managerial vacancy.
Nottingham Forest forward Morgan Gibbs-White is on England's radar after Gareth Southgate's No 2 Steve Holland checked on him during a training session.
Bayern Munich have told Manchester United it will cost them £18m to turn Marcel Sabitzer's loan move to Old Trafford into a permanent transfer in the summer.
Cameras from Netflix were thrown out of Welsh rugby's crisis press conference while filming for a Six Nations documentary with players banning them from future events until their contract situation is sorted.
Chelsea will be patient waiting for Raheem Sterling's return from injury, despite their desperate need for firepower up front.
Sean Dyche intends to do a forensic examination of Dominic Calvert-Lewin's medical records and lifestyle as he aims to keep the striker fit.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's bid to buy Manchester United would not burden the club with any debt if successful, with the billionaire rejecting any leveraged buyout of the type used by the Glazer family.
FIFA are considering lodging a rare appeal against a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after its life-time ban on Yves Jean-Bart, the former president of the Haitian Football Federation.

Saudi Arabia has joined the race for a full buyout of Manchester United, as bids from Qatar are also expected on Friday.
Netflix were ordered out of a Wales press conference yesterday by captain Alun Wyn Jones under a "work-to-rule" order.

Chelsea's Marc Cucurella has been left unsettled in west London after becoming the latest footballer to be the victim of a burglary at his home.

Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez has revealed he "grieved" for one day over a failed move to Chelsea last summer and now hopes a move will materialise in the future.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are all monitoring Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount's contractual situation ahead of possible summer offers, although reports in Spain suggest he will be offered to Atletico Madrid as part of a deal to sign Joao Felix on a permanent deal.
West Ham great Tony Cottee is certain Declan Rice will leave the club in the summer and hopes fans will respect his desire to head to a club where winning trophies is more likely.
Barcelona are facing further transfer troubles after one of Marcos Alonso's former clubs, fourth division side Union Adarve, reported their signing of the former Chelsea star to FIFA for fraud.
Spurs will be without boss Antonio Conte until he has fully recovered from emergency surgery - which could take up to 8 weeks.
A Qatari consortium will today make a £5bn bid for Manchester United.
David Moyes says West Ham fans who think the club can always compete at the top are 'kidding themselves'.
Nottingham Forest are set to ask Premier League chiefs if they can recall Steve Cook into their 25-man squad to face Erling Haaland and Man City on Saturday.

Aston Villa are looking to sign defender Ibrahima Bamba from Vitoria in the summer as part of the Portuguese team's integration into the Midlands side's new multi-club structure.

A letter urging UEFA to block a Qatari takeover of Manchester United has been sent to the governing body's president Alexander Ceferin, citing concerns about "the integrity of the game".
Neymar is facing more questions about his professionalism after he was pictured playing poker and then eating at McDonald's following Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.
Atletico Madrid have emerged as potential candidates to sign Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino in the summer with the Reds running out of time to tie him down to a new contract.

Image:Roberto Firmino's Liverpool deal expires at the end of the season
Former world No 1 Brooks Koepka is reported to be showing "buyer's remorse" over his 2022 decision to join the LIV Golf League.
Harry Redknapp is ready to make a sensational return to management if Leeds ask him to come out of retirement.

Manchester United are "showing signs" of interest in Roma's World Cup winner Paulo Dybala, with foreign clubs able to sign him for a bargain £11m in the summer because of a release clause.
Arsenal's hopes of signing Marco Asensio on a free transfer have been boosted with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti playing down chances of him signing a new deal, saying coldly: "Maybe he does [stay], maybe he doesn't. I don't care much."
The Kansas City Chiefs are bracing themselves for a significant coaching departure with highly-rated offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy set to interview for a head coaching role with the Washington Commanders.
Emma Raducanu has signed up for the Eisenhower Cup mixed doubles tournament where she will be partnered by fellow Briton Cameron Norrie.

Former Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay - now with Liverpool - is unlikely to play again this season after having surgery on his back.

Gordon Strachan was the big mover in the betting market to become Aberdeen's next manager and is now one of the favourites, alongside current interim boss Barry Robson.

Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are monitoring 24-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount's contract situation at Chelsea. (ESPN)

Chelsea have offered Mount in a swap deal to make 23-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix's loan move from Atletico Madrid into a permanent transfer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Several of the Premier League's top clubs have been alerted to the possible availability of Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar, 31. (90min)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi's father held talks with PSG on Thursday as they look to agree on a new contract for the 35-year-old. (Mail)

Groups in Saudi Arabia have joined the race to buy Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Qatari investors are readying an opening bid worth about £5bn for United. (Bloomberg)

Bayern Munich have told Manchester United they will need to pay £18m to sign Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 28, on a permanent deal. (Bild, via Mail)

Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Manchester United and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, who is yet to renew his contract at Old Trafford. (AS, in Spanish)

Arsenal have sent their scouts to watch Athletico Paranaense and Brazil youth international forward Vitor Roque. Barcelona are also keen on the 17-year-old who is likely to attract a fee of more than £50m. (CaughtOffside)

Newcastle, Real Madrid, Manchester City and PSG are all interested in Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, but the Serie A side would want well in excess of £50m for the 22-year-old. (90min)

In addition, Newcastle are also watching on Real Valladolid's 18-year-old right-back Ivan Fresneda, but may only make a move for the Spaniard if they qualify for next season's Champions League. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he does not care whether Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio, 27, signs a new deal at the club or leaves. (Mirror)

Southampton and West Ham are both in contact with the representatives of Nice's 23-year-old Nigeria forward Terem Moffi. (Football Insider)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp would be open a return to management should Leeds United ask him to come out of retirement. (Mirror)

Nottingham Forest are attempting to register English defender Steve Cook, 31, back into their squad before facing Manchester City at the weekend. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday's papers...


Liverpool are pushing hard to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in the summer with Blues boss Graham Potter admitting negotiations over a new deal for him have been "complicated".
Barcelona were reportedly "sent a threatening fax" by the former vice-president of Spanish football's Referees' Committee - Jose Maria Enriquez Negreiera - back in 2019 after the club informed him they would no longer be making any payments to him for technical advice on officials.
Miami-based investment firm 777 Partners, owners of clubs in Brazil and Europe including Genoa and Standard Liege, are showing interest in Everton.
Wigan winger James McClean has bizarrely suggested football should allow 10-to-15-second ice hockey-style fights between players, who would then be sin-binned.
British tennis chiefs fear that prestigious tournaments at Queen's and Eastbourne could be lost overseas unless they allow Russians to play in their events this summer.

The Qatari bidders for Manchester United are confident they can prove they are separate entities to Paris Saint-Germain's owners despite a series of links having already been pointed out.
Chelsea are now planning to loan Andrey Santos out to a club in Brazil in order to secure the handful of points he needs to earn a United Kingdom work permit.

Real Madrid have set their sights on Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot now they feel his contract is getting down to a point where there might be doubt over him extending.
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, who remains suspended by the club, has secretly met up with some of his team-mates in private to try and rebuild his relationship with them and resurrect his Old Trafford career.
Newcastle United are battling with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Napoli hot-shot Khvicha Kvaratskheila according to reports in Italy.
Raphinha has apologised to his Barcelona team-mates after his outburst at being substituted towards the end of Thursday's Europa League clash with Manchester United.
Barcelona are set to be without midfielder Pedri for around a month with a hamstring injury, meaning he will miss the Europa League return leg against Manchester United.
Tommy Paul says football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be ringside for his upcoming fight with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be part of Chelsea's squad against Southampton despite Graham Potter's earlier insistence that he was still an "important player".
The New York Jets are set to meet with former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr over a free agent deal which could end their reported interest in Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers.

Robert Pires says only three members of the current Arsenal squad - William Saliba, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka - would have made the starting XI of Arsene Wenger's Invincibles, with Pires himself being one of the players to miss out.
Six first-class counties are demanding urgent answers from the England and Wales Cricket Board as to why a middle-aged player who transitioned from a man to a woman is being allowed to compete against girls as young as 12.
Umpires in the County Championship will wear cameras attached to their chests when the new domestic season begins in April, with the aim of recording details of each delivery to help England make more informed selection decisions.

Leicester Tigers have admitted they are "suffering some very challenging conditions" and are looking to raise £13m in fresh investment from two of their current directors.

Barry Robson is taking the positives from Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack's patient approach to finding a new manager but remains coy at being favourite to take over.

Manchester City have renewed their interest in West Ham's 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (90min)

Liverpool are pushing to sign England midfielder Mason Mount amid a lack of progress in the 24-year-old's contract talks with Chelsea. (Mail)

David Beckham's Inter Miami are in pole position to sign Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, should he decide to leave Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)

But Messi's father and agent, Jorge Messi, says it is unlikely the frontman will play for former club Barcelona again. (ESPN)

Aston Villa are interested in a summer move for Roma's English striker Tammy Abraham, 25. (90min)

Atletico Madrid want £80m for Chelsea to make 23-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix's loan move a permanent deal this summer. (Standard - subscription required)

Leeds United are leading the race to sign Canada winger Tajon Buchanan, 24, from Club Bruges. (Calciomercato, via TeamTalk)

Juventus have decided to sell 26-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria at the end of his loan spell at Chelsea. (Standard)

Chelsea are yet to apply for a work permit for Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, who they signed in January. (Athletic - subscription required)

Santos is due to be sent out on loan in his native Brazil with Palmeiras until December. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds have told interim boss Michael Skubala, 40, he could remain in charge until the end of the season. (90min)

Newcastle United are preparing to offer English defender Dan Burn, 30, a new contract. (Football Insider)

Everton manager Sean Dyche plans to look into English striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin's entire lifestyle, including the mattress he sleeps on, as he attempts to overcome the 25-year-old's fitness issues. (Times - subscription required)

Sports streaming platform DAZN is set to compete with Sky, BT Sport and Amazon Prime for Premier League rights packages. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday's national and international newspapers.


Qatari investors could still bid for a stake in Tottenham, even if Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani completes a takeover of Manchester United.

Ed Woodward, the former Manchester United executive vice-chairman, stands to make around £1.5m from the club's sale.
Angel Di Maria has questioned Paris Saint-Germain's decision to give Kylian Mbappe 'all the power' - especially when they also have Lionel Messi in their ranks.

West Ham have put Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at the top of their list to replace Declan Rice if he leaves the Hammers this summer.
West Ham are also watching developments with England midfielder Kalvin Phillips at Manchester City.

Manchester City are set to give Nathan Ake a bumper new contract after blocking a return to former club Chelsea.
Chelsea are set to increase the size of their changing room after splurging £300m last month adding to their star-studded squad.

American hedge fund giant Elliott Investment Management entered the Manchester United takeover race on Friday night.


Paul Merson says Chelsea are a team of individuals and does not see their bad run of form stopping any time soon after defeat at home to Southampton
Chelsea will look to offload Mason Mount, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the end of the season as the club prepares to spend big once again.
Roma striker Tammy Abraham is on Manchester United's list of potential targets this summer.

Arsenal are interested in singing Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, who has been labelled the "Danish Bruno Fernandes", to the Premier League this summer.

Manchester United are one of several top European clubs to express their interest in Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini.

Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 29, in the summer transfer window. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, will have a £120m price tag if the Premier League club are forced to sell him next summer. (Star)

Manchester United are willing to increase David de Gea's wage to £250,000 a week to keep the 32-year-old Spain goalkeeper at Old Trafford, but the club are already looking at Leeds' French star Illan Meslier, 22, as his long-term replacement. (Sun)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Manchester United takeover bid is £1bn less than the £5bn offered by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani. (Foot Mercato - in French)

West Ham could make summer bids for Manchester United's 26-year-old Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, and France forward Anthony Martial, 27. (CaughtOffside)

The Hammers are putting Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, at the top of their list to replace England midfielder Declan Rice, should the 24-year-old leave in the summer. (Sun)

Qatari investors could still bid for a stake in Tottenham, even if Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani completes a takeover of Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City are planning to open talks with Argentina's World Cup winner Julian Alvarez about a new contract, despite the 23-year-old striker only arriving at Etihad Stadium last summer. (Mirror)

Barcelona agreed to sign Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix in January 2022, but the deal collapsed because of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. (AS - in Spanish)

Blackburn Rovers have offered Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, a £30,000-a-week contract for one year to make him stay at the Championship club amid interest from Villarreal. (Sun)

Newcastle United are plotting a summer move for Fulham and United States full-back Antonee Robinson, 25. (Football Insider)

Nottingham Forest's English midfielder Lewis O'Brien, 24, has attracted interest from MLS clubs New York City, Columbus Crew and Atlanta United. (Sun)

Liverpool have opened preliminary talks over signing Colombia Under-20s defender Kevin Mantilla, 19, from Independiente Santa Fe. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace and West Ham are keen on a move for Bristol City's 19-year-old English midfielder Alex Scott, who is valued at £20m. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 20 February 2023 07:21, UK


There has been no Saudi-backed move for Manchester United, in a major boost for the chances of the Qatari bid for the club.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers blasted the 'incredible' decision that saw Marcel Sabitzer avoid a red card in the first half of their defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.
Welsh rugby players have not changed their stance on strike action ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with England and insist it is not an empty threat.
Graeme Souness believes Marcel Sabitzer is lucky to still be on the field after only picking up a yellow card for his tackle on Leicester defender Wout Faes

Bidders for Manchester United will be told the Glazers have no intention of selling for less than their £6bn asking price.
Southampton's interim manager Ruben Selles joked the squad would have to buy him a new suit if Saints won at Chelsea and match-winner James Ward-Prowse says that is exactly what will happen this week.
Arsenal and Tottenham are rivals for Montpellier's young striker Elye Wahi, according to reports in France. The 20-year-old has eight Ligue 1 goals in 21 games this season and has also caught the attention of Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are ready to make offers to impending Juventus free agent Angel Di Maria if the Serie A club is unable to tempt him into one final season with the club before returning to Argentina to finish his career with Rosario Central.

The Glazer family has been offered the financial backing to remain as owners of Manchester United by American hedge fund Elliott Management after the New York-based group registered an interest in investing in the Premier League club.

Liverpool have cited the quick turnaround between Premier League and Champions League fixtures as their explanation for flying the 33 minutes back from Newcastle on Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has rejected claims over a tense relationship between him and Neymar amid an apparent dig towards the Brazilian in the past week.
Sadio Mane snubbed Mo Salah when asked in an interview to name the best finisher he played alongside at Liverpool, with the crown instead going to now AC Milan striker Divock Origi.

LaLiga will file an official complaint to the Pamplona court after Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior was subject to racist abuse during their 2-0 win at Osasuna on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest have launched an appeal over the Premier League's decision not to approve their application to include Steve Cook in their 25-man squad.
Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Roberto De Zerbi has advised owner-chairman Tony Bloom to extend Adam Lallana's contract after revealing he could be without the former Liverpool and England midfielder for the rest of the season.
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi criticised the standard of refereeing in the Premier League, and insisted he didn't say anything 'bad' despite being shown a red card following the defeat to Fulham
Real Betis set a record for football's most inclusive game on Saturday for the most supporters with disability to attend a match as they beat Valladolid 2-1.

QPR are plotting a swift appointment having sacked manager Neil Critchley amid fears they were sleepwalking towards relegation to League One.

Those running the sale of Manchester United are said to be unhappy with the statement put out by Qatari investors on Friday night, with mention of returning the club to "former glories" being seen as implied criticism of the Glazer family.
RB Leizpig defender Josko Gvardiol has revealed he would love to play in the Premier League in an interview that will undoubtedly perk up interest from England's leading clubs.
Tony Cascarino says Graham Potter would have already been sacked three times if Chelsea were still under the stewardship of Roman Abramovich.

Arsenal analyst Miguel Molina reportedly blew kisses at Aston Villa counterpart Victor Manas before being kicked out of the press box at Villa Park on Saturday with a second clash in the tunnel leading to officials from both teams intervening.

Dundee United have accepted a "six-figure" offer from Premier League side Fulham for their teenage striker Rory McLeod with the deal potentially including a loan-back clause for 2023/24.

RB Leipzig and Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 21, says he "wants to play in the Premier League" and was close to joining Leeds United in 2020 while he could have signed for Chelsea last summer. (Times - subscription required)

Bayern Munich have joined Paris St-Germain in the race to sign Chelsea and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has no intention of sacking manager Graham Potter despite the Blues' 1-0 defeat by Southampton on Saturday. (Mirror)

Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Manchester City and Spain midfielder Rodri ahead of the summer window and would be prepared to offer £80m for the 26-year-old. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are eyeing former manager Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for Antonio Conte if the Italian leaves Spurs at the end of the season. (Nicolo Schira)

Newcastle United are closely monitoring Arsenal and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 25. (Football Insider)

Liverpool's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, 24, could depend on their Champions League campaign. (Express)

The Glazer family have been offered the financial backing to remain as owners of Manchester United by American hedge fund Elliott Management after the New York-based group registered an interest in investing in the club. (ESPN)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has prioritised a new contract for in-form England forward Marcus Rashford, 25. (Sky Sports)

Inter Milan are the frontrunners to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, ahead of Manchester United and Bayern Munich. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea and Tottenham are weighing up a summer move for Brighton's Republic of Ireland forward Evan Ferguson, 18. (Sun)

Sevilla are interested in securing a loan deal for Manchester City's Spanish full-back Sergio Gomez, 22. (Fijaches - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Tuesday 21 February 2023 07:21, UK


Alejandro Garnacho is edging nearer to signing a new long-term deal at Manchester United after a deal in principle was reportedly agreed between player and club.
Manchester City have poached Newcastle's first-team coaching analyst Mark Leyland after just 14 months at St James' Park in a significant blow to Eddie Howe's management team.
Javi Gracia has emerged as a contender to take over at Leeds United until the end of the season.
David Moyes is set to stay in charge for West Ham against Nottingham Forest this Saturday - but Rafa Benitez is on standby and wants the job.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has called for Deontay Wilder to fight him after the American declared he is now 'taking full control' of his career.
Chelsea's hopes of loaning Andrey Santos out to Brazilian club Palmeiras have stalled after they insisted on any deal for the player, who has been denied a UK work permit, should last until their season ends in November.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been told to "put his tin hat on" and fight through the boos, with co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali having no plans to sack him ahead of this week's vital showdown with rivals Tottenham.

Manchester United have been handed a boost ahead of their Europa League play-off second leg against Barcelona, with Gavi suspended and Pedri's fitness a concern.
Lewis Hamilton's salary is dwarfed by Max Verstappen's but the Mercedes ace is still second-top earner as F1 stars' wages are revealed.
Thiago Silva's wife Belle liked a tweet describing Chelsea boss Graham Potter as a "deadbeat" manager who "doesn't know what he is doing".
Premier League clubs are being urged to each give up £20m per season to end what EFL chief Rick Parry calls the "catastrophic" cost of relegation.
Chelsea planned to let Christian Pulisic leave the club in January after signing Mykhailo Mudryk, but they were scuppered when he suffered a knee injury five days into the window.
Timo Werner has opened up on his disappointing spell at Chelsea, criticising former Blues boss Thomas Tuchel and singling out the re-signing of Romelu Lukaku as the beginning of the end for him in the Premier League.
EFL chief Rick Parry has reiterated comments that the League is looking at offering a third promotion spot to the National League, something which has long been campaigned for in non-League circles.

Manchester United will be used for "sportswashing" if it is sold into Qatari ownership, Amnesty International has warned.

Karim Adeyemi is a serious injury doubt for Borussia Dortmund's Champions League second-leg tie against Chelsea after tearing a muscle fibre in his side's Bundesliga win over Hertha Berlin.

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to re-appoint Thomas Tuchel and would be willing to admit their mistake in sacking him in the first place.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis are thought to be undecided over whether they want to listen to offers for the whole club, sell a minority stake or remain in complete control.

Premier League clubs fear the introduction of a government-appointed independent regulator could discourage future foreign investment and weaken the top flight's position in European football.
Wales rugby stars are set to down tools two days before their Six Nations clash with England on Saturday, with the likelihood that they will refuse to train on Thursday unless they receive further concessions at a meeting on Wednesday.
Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed Marcus Thuram - a target for multiple Premier League teams - will leave the club on a free transfer in the summer.

The LTA has been offered £415,000 ($500,000) from the WTA Tour if it lifts its ban on Russian and Belarusian players from competing in this year's pre-Wimbledon grass-court events.

Ricardo Rodriguez is a new contender to become the next Aberdeen manager with Alan Burrows set to begin work as chief executive of the Dons.

Brighton are reported to have sent a scout to watch Motherwell prospect Max Johnston in their Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts on Saturday. Johnston's contract is up in the summer and would only cost a buying club a limited amount of compensation.

Lewis Ferguson has already attracted the attention of AC Milan and Juventus after a series of impressive displays in Serie A for Bologna.

Paris St-Germain are preparing to reappoint former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as the club's manager, having sacked the German in December 2020. Christophe Galtier is currently in charge of the Ligue 1 side. (Evening Standard)

Brazil forward Neymar, 31, has no interest in leaving Paris St-Germain before his contract ends in 2027. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal are leading the race to sign England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, from West Ham with his representatives in sustained contact with the Gunners. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay and believe they can get £25m for the 26-year-old. (Football Insider)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, has been linked with Manchester United but says he has a contract with Barcelona until 2027 and hopes to stay with the La Liga club for "many more years". (Goal)

Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle with 18-year-old Argentina forward Alejandro Garnacho over a new five-year contract. (ESPN)

Manchester United are confident Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, will sign a new contract at the club. (Football Insider)

West Ham manager David Moyes is set to be sacked if his side, who are in the Premier League relegation zone, lose at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday. (Times - subscription required)

Rafael Benitez is interested in replacing Moyes as West Ham boss. (Mail)

Leeds United are in talks with former Watford boss Javi Gracia about the vacant managerial post at the club, with the Spaniard part of a two-man shortlist. (Guardian)

Leeds are interested in Barcelona's 18-year-old Spanish forward Ilias Akhomach. (ESPN)

Tottenham owner Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy are unsure whether to listen to offers for the whole club, sell a minority stake or stay in control of the club. (Evening Standard)

The father of Liverpool's 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Stefan Bajcetic says the Reds were not going to sign his son from the Celta Vigo academy until they learned that rivals Manchester United had stepped up their interest. (El Mundo, via Sport Witness)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all interested in 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, who will be a free agent this summer after rejecting a new deal with Borussia Monchengladbach. (Talksport)

Chelsea are in talks about sending Brazilian striker Andrey Santos on loan to Palmeiras after the 18-year-old was denied a work permit. (Evening Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 22 February 2023 07:15, UK


N'Golo Kante is close to handing Chelsea a huge boost by signing a new contract as he closes in on a first-team return.
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is confident his proposed buyout of Manchester United would not fall foul of rules barring ownership or control over more than one club.
Brighton are set to face a summer battle to hold on to Roberto De Zerbi - less than a year after appointing the Italian as Graham Potter's successor.
Birmingham City are facing another charge by the Football League after a lengthy investigation into the club's ownership structure.
Leicester Tigers will appoint Australia assistant coach Dan McKellar as their new head coach, although it is unclear whether he will be able to link up with the team for pre-season this summer as he could retain his place on Eddie Jones' staff for the World Cup.

Manchester United could be without Harry Maguire, Antony and Anthony Martial for the second leg of their Europa League play-off against Barcelona.
Erik ten Hag shared dinner with Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday night ahead of a week when the club face a huge Europa League date with Barcelona and the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.
The "Hand of God" ball which Diego Maradona scored his notorious goal against England with failed to sell for a second time at auction with the owner - match referee Ali Bin Nasser - holding out for £2.5m. Bids on this occasion only reached £1.4m after a £2m winning bid was rejected last November.

Chelsea flop Timo Werner has blasted former coach Thomas Tuchel for "scapegoating" him.
Chelsea will sell Mason Mount in the summer if the midfielder fails to agree a contract extension.
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is holding out for the West Ham job.

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is a 'big fan' of Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner, who could fall under consideration for a second time under the American's reign if Graham Potter is relieved of his duties in west London.
Arsenal are ready to make a "mega money" for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, who has impressed during his first season in Serie A and has also attracted interest from Real Madrid.
Manchester United are in contract talks with five players, including England stars Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw, with business continuing as usual despite continuing takeover talk.
Reports in Spain have hinted that Real Madrid will look to bring in Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic as the long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.

Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot would love to have Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun back on loan again next season after a prolific goalscoring run in France but he believes a "very big club" will sign the 21-year-old if the Gunners do not decide to integrate him into their first-team plans.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was pictured playing five-a-side football in Milan after being given permission to travel to Italy by Graham Potter and the Chelsea hierarchy.
Manchester United's share price on the New York Stock Exchange fell significantly on Tuesday after stories emerged that the Glazer family might make a U-turn on their proposed sale.

Aston Villa would consider offers for Emiliano Martinez this summer - though they are set to demand a high price for their World Cup winner.
Dutch legend Marco van Basten has heaped praise on Ajax's Mohammed Kudus and claimed the Ghanaian is a superior player to Antony, who left Ajax for Manchester United last summer in an £85.5m switch.
Brad Friedel says US stars Christian Pulisic and Matt Turner should move on from Chelsea and Arsenal respectively to secure more playing time.
Fans have voiced their support for Wales stars in their dispute with Welsh rugby chiefs over contracts but many hope that a strike, which could potentially see the Six Nations clash with England called off, is somehow avoided.
Jockey Rachael Blackmore has paid tribute to "the horse that changed my life" after her historic 2021 Grand National winning partner Minella Times was retired after suffering a setback.
Jake Paul says Tommy Fury's boxing career is being ruined by his father John ahead of their Saudi showdown this weekend.

Sarina Wiegman has acknowledged things are "not going to change overnight" after all 13 players to feature for England in their under-23's 4-1 victory over Belgium on Monday were white.

Wilfried Zaha is considering a move to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia, after rejecting multiple offers to extend his contract at Crystal Palace.

Actor Joseph Fiennes, whose previous roles include William Shakespeare, will portray Gareth Southgate in a National Theatre production of Dear England, which will look back at the England manager's career since the tragedy of his Euro '96 penalty miss.

Kieran Tierney is considering his future at Arsenal after becoming increasingly frustrated by his lack of action.
Neil Lennon has confessed he's missing the 'buzz' of being a club manager.

Dundee United owner Mark Ogren says there will be "no immediate changes" at the club and is set to stand by sporting director Tony Ashgar and boss Liam Fox despite a fan protest outside Tannadice before their AGM on Tuesday.

Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, is set to sign a new contract as he closes in on a return from injury. (Telegraph - subscription)

Former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has turned down an initial approach from Chelsea to replace Graham Potter. (90min)

Aston Villa are prepared to listen to offers for 30-year-old goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who helped Argentina win the World Cup last year. (Mail)

Manchester United will not spend big in the summer transfer window even if the Qatari takeover bid is successful. (ESPN)

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is confident his bid for United would not fall foul of multi-club ownership rules. (Telegraph - subscription)

Leicester City are trying to persuade playmaker James Maddison to sign a new deal, but will look to sell him in the summer if it does not look like he will stay. Manchester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham are interested in the 26-year-old England international. (Football Insider)

Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, has not ruled out leaving this summer and said "it is for the club to decide" his future amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. (ESPN)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi, 43, is attracting admiring glances from some of the leading clubs in his native Italy and has also been linked with Tottenham. (Telegraph - subscription)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 30, has turned down multiple offers to extend his contract and Al Nassr, who signed Cristiano Ronaldo in December, are one of three Saudi Arabian clubs to have sounded out the Ivory Coast international. (Evening Standard)

Al Nassr nutritionist Jose Blesa says all the players are training harder and following stricter diets since Ronaldo's arrival. (Ideal via Mirror)

Manchester United are not expected to turn 30-year-old Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst's loan move from Burnley into a permanent switch in the summer. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are preparing a bid for Atalanta's 20-year-old Denmark forward Rasmus Hojlund. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Real Madrid have made the first move by sending scouts to watch Hojlund. (Mirror)

Leeds United are planning to move for 24-year-old Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, whose contract with Coventry City runs until summer 2024. (Teamtalk)

Barcelona's 20-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati wants to stay beyond his current contract, which runs until 2027. (90min)

Former Fulham and Bournemouth manager Scott Parker is facing calls for him to be sacked at Club Brugge after one win in nine games. (Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday's newspapers:


Alejandro Garnacho is close to signing a new long-term deal at Manchester United having impressed Erik ten Hag this season.

Yorkshire have pleaded guilty to a charge of destroying or losing documents relating to racism allegations made by Azeem Rafiq.


A buyout financier worth £290bn has offered funds to at least one bidder to support a potential takeover of Manchester United, according to reports.

Napoli have told Premier League suitors that Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is "priceless".


Newcastle United chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan has been on Tyneside conducting a series of progress reports with senior members of the club's management team ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final.


Arsenal are reportedly planning to make an offer for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, but could face competition for his signature from Real Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund have reiterated their desire to keep Jude Bellingham at the club this summer and revealed they are yet to receive contact from any teams regarding a potential transfer.

Newcastle United will not hold an open-top bus parade if they fail to win the Carabao Cup, unlike in previous years when returning defeated from Wembley.

Joao Cancelo has admitted he has a 'difficult personality' as he doubled down on his insistence his Deadline-Day departure from Manchester City was a mutual decision which came in a conversation with manager Pep Guardiola.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is confident star man Victor Osimhen will remain at the club this summer amid interest from Manchester United.

Newcastle winger Ryan Fraser is now training with the club's U21s and is unlikely to return to the senior set-up.


Graham Potter and Chelsea coaching staff spoke on Tuesday to address how their season is unravelling.


Ryan Reynolds and Rob McIlhenney will welcome Wrexham to the United States this summer and are set to play for the Welsh club in a $1m tournament.


Newcastle United fans travelling back from London after Sunday's Carabao Cup final have been banned from drinking alcohol on evening train services from the capital.

LaLiga has announced it has filed three complaints after perpetrators responsible for racially abusing Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze were identified.

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell is in contention to face Liverpool despite sustaining an ankle injury at the weekend.

Sean Longstaff has credited head coach Eddie Howe with "saving my Newcastle career" ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Manchester United.


Olly Lee, the son of Newcastle United star Rob Lee has been forced into early retirement as the result of an arthritis condition.


Dundee United chairman Mark Ogren says he understands the frustrations of supporters as they fear heading into the Scottish Championship - although he has 'no plans' to make any immediate changes.

Barcelona manager Xavi says he is in "constant contact" with Argentina forward Lionel Messi, whose deal at Paris St-Germain runs out in the summer, and that the 35-year-old would be be welcomed back "home" to the Spanish club if he wanted to return. (Goal)

Chelsea will sell England midfielder Mason Mount in the summer, when he will have a year left on his contract, if they fail to agree a new deal with 24-year-old. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal are set to battle Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle and Juventus for the signature of Real Valladolid's 18-year-old Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda. (Standard)

Arsenal have also started contract extension talks with 30-year-old Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, who is keen to remain at Emirates Stadium. (90min)

Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 21. (Fabrizio Romano)

Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, 28, says his loan move to Bayern Munich was an opportunity he could not refuse after believing he should play more at Manchester City, while manager Pep Guardiola disagreed. (O Jogo, via Mail)

Manchester United's England left-back Luke Shaw, 27, and Portugual right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, have done enough to secure new deals with the Old Trafford club but a number of other players at the club face being sold in the summer. (Football Transfers)

The agent of Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has hinted the 28-year-old could remain at Manchester United beyond the end of the season following his loan move from Bayern Munich. (Sport 1 - in German)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has given Manchester United hope of signing 24-year-old Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen after saying "sometimes there are offers you can't refuse". (Mirror)

Leicester City could look to sign Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 27, on a free transfer in the summer. (Leicester Mercury)

Former England goalkeeper Ben Foster, 39, says he does not regret turning down the chance to come out of retirement and sign for Newcastle United, whose first-choice keeper Nick Pope is banned for Sunday's Carabao Cup final. (Talksport)

Newcastle winger Ryan Fraser is training with the club's under-21s and the 28-year-old Scotland international is expected to leave the club in the summer. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday's newspapers:


Phil Neville has admitted that Inter Miami are interested in Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets.

England's "big six" clubs face paying millions of pounds each year to fund the new independent regulator for football under plans announced by the government.

Jordan Pickford's new contract at Everton does not include a relegation release clause.

Steve Borthwick and England players are pushing the RFU to relax the overseas player rule.


An enhanced owners' and directors' test, one of the central components of a proposed independent regulator for football, would not have prevented the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle and would not block a Qatari buyout of Manchester United, the government has confirmed.


Liverpool have received a timely boost with Ibrahima Konate returning to training after three weeks out.

Referee John Brooks will return to duty in the FA Cup after being dropped following a high-profile error in the Premier League.

Real Madrid's David Alaba faces a month out injured with a right hamstring injury.


Chelsea stars have reportedly been left unconvinced by the new haul of transfers.

Darren Fletcher's sons bizarrely played against each other in a youth international clash.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly been thrown a transfer lifeline by Fenerbahce.

Tommy Fury has accepted an £8m bet from Jake Paul on the outcome of their fight in front of media in the Middle East.


Bukayo Saka has told Arsenal he wants to stay, with the Premier League leaders closing in on securing their brilliant forward to a new contract worth a minimum £10m a year.

Newcastle's players will share bonuses of £1m if they win the club's first trophy in 48 years in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United on Sunday.

Furious Newcastle fans have ripped into former Magpies striker Nile Ranger after he was seen trying to sell 100 tickets to their Carabao Cup final on social media.

Manchester United academy graduate Andreas Pereira has debunked the theory that Jose Mourinho limits chances for young players.

Conor Benn could still be hit with a ban of up to two years for his positive drugs tests despite being permitted to return to the World Boxing Council rankings this week.


Football's new independent regulator will have up to 200 staff members.

Napoli defender Kim Min-jae has emerged as a Manchester United target once more, a few short years after Jose Mourinho turned down the chance to sign the centre-back.

Sergio Ramos has confirmed his retirement from international football after a call from Spain's new manager Luis de la Fuente.

There were ugly scenes at the end of PSV Eindhoven's Europa League play-off clash against Sevilla on Thursday evening after a fan invaded the pitch and confronted a player.


Josko Gvardiol's Premier League suitors have been warned RB Leipzig will not give up the £100m-rated defender without a fight this summer.

Sergio Garcia has expressed his "sadness" at the breakdown of his close relationship with Rory McIlroy, saying that the Northern Irishman "lacked maturity" when abruptly ending their friendship over the LIV Golf breakaway.

The All England Club's much-delayed plans to expand into neighbouring Wimbledon Park Golf Course are likely to receive a verdict from the local councils - namely Merton and Wandsworth - in the week beginning April 24.


Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk is 'not in a good mood' at the club according to Shakhtar Donetsk director of football Darijo Srna as the 40-year-old joked he would buy the player back.

Tottenham are reportedly keen to sign Lecce star Morten Hjulmand at the end of the season, with the midfielder attracting plenty of interest due to his good form in the Serie A.

Chelsea attacking duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic are targeting a way out of Stamford Bridge this summer.


Crystal Palace are among a number of English Premier League clubs who are keen on Rangers youngster Calum Adamson.

Dundee United have made a move for US international keeper Bill Hamid.

Cho Gue-sung could be set for a move to Glasgow in the summer transfer window - albeit to the blue half of the city, with Rangers being touted for a move by Jeonbuk sporting director Park Ji-sung.

Hearts have opened contract talks with Robert Snodgrass over extending the veteran's stay in Gorgie.

Arsenal have put West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, at the top of their wanted list this summer as the Gunners are unlikely to have the funds to compete for Borussia Dortmund's £150m-rated England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Football.London)

However, Rice would transform Liverpool's midfield if he joined the Reds, according to the club's former midfielder Dietmar Hamann. (Talksport)

Bellingham, meanwhile, has not been put off by Liverpool's recent poor results and remains an admirer of both the club and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp. (Athletic - subscription required)

Inter Miami boss Phil Neville says the Major League Soccer club are interested in signing Paris St-Germain's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, and Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34. Both will be out of contract in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is increasingly confident that Messi can be persuaded to return to the Nou Camp. (90 Min)

Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol has been linked with a move to the Premier League but RB Leipzig manager Marco Rose expects the 21-year-old to still be at the German club next season. (Goal)

Manchester United want to strengthen their defence by signing Napoli's South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26, who has a £42m release clause. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Meanwhile, United are keen to offer a new long-term contract to Argentina Under-20 forward Alejandro Garnacho. The 18-year-old is out of contract in the summer of 2024 and the club want to reward him with a significant pay rise. (Mail)

Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 29, could be facing the exit after five years at Anfield as boss Jurgen Klopp looks to refresh his squad in the summer. (Mirror)

Tottenham are leading the chase to sign Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison, 26. (Football 365)

Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 29, is not keen to return to Chelsea after his loan spell at Inter Milan ends at the end of the season. (90min)

Everton could move for Udinese's Portuguese forward Beto, 25, in the summer after having a "huge" bid for the player turned down in January. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal submitted a 70m euro (£61.7m) offer to Barcelona for the Brazil forward Raphinha, 26, in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former West Ham and Everton forward Enner Valencia is close to joining Brazilian club Internacional from Fenerbahce, with the 33-year-old Ecuador international set to move on a free transfer.(Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are close to reaching a verbal agreement with Independiente del Valle to sign 15-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Kendry Paez, who will be able to join when he turns 18. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday's newspapers:


The FA are promising robust security measures around Wembley with thousands of ticketless fans set to travel for tomorrow's Carabao Cup final between Manchester United and Newcastle.

An American hedge fund are willing to provide funding for Old Trafford's redevelopment, which could cost up to £2billion, even if they are unsuccessful in their attempts to buy a majority stake in Manchester United.

Jonathan Liew and John Cross reflect on Manchester United's Europa League win over Barcelona and impact Erik ten Hag has had at Old Trafford.
Christian Pulisic has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Real Madrid in the summer, with the reigning European champions seeking depth in wide positions.

Sir Gareth Edwards' match-worn Barbarians shirt from 1973 was sold at auction in Cardiff on Friday for a world record sum of £240,000.

A sheepskin coat and microphone will be placed in John Motson's old Wembley commentary position at Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has dismissed the prospect of holding an open top bus parade if his side win the Carabao Cup and will only consider sanctioning a mass celebration if they win two trophies this season.

Yorkshire have threatened to sue a key defence witness in the ECB's racism hearing taking place next week if they reveal information about their time at the club.


Enzo Fernandez tells Chelsea fans to 'trust Graham Potter and the players'.

Manchester United and Chelsea are being lined up for blockbuster friendlies in the United States this summer - against non-league Wrexham.

Premier League executives are set to rule on the future of the Women's Super League.


Manchester United's Mason Greenwood is due to become a first-time dad.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is already looking into buying another football club, according to reports.


Inter Miami manager Phil Neville has confirmed the Major League Soccer club are eyeing up a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi and the forward's former Barcelona team-mate Sergio Busquets.

Legendary commentator John Motson spent his final night watching football in his local pub, the landlords have revealed.


Rangers supporters group Club 1872 are set to write to the club with proposals for safe standing at Ibrox.

Sports presenter Alan Brazil revealed he's flying to Viaplay Cup Final on Rod Stewart's private jet.

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is considering returning to his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys. (UOL, via Mirror)

Chelsea and Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, wants to make his loan deal from Atletico Madrid permanent this summer. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Arsenal have opened talks with France centre-back William Saliba, 21, over a new contract. (Football Insider)

Al Nassr have made contact with the representatives of Paris St-Germain and former Spain defender Sergio Ramos over a potential move before next season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella is on Liverpool's shortlist of summer targets, with the 26-year-old Italy international having been watched by the Anfield club's scouts. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Liverpool are interested in signing Bayern Munich and the Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, to play alongside England and Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham, 19. (Express)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is considering buying Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. (L'Equipe)

Liverpool, Newcastle, Tottenham and West Ham are among the Premier League clubs monitoring Mainz and Germany midfielder Anton Stach, 24. (90min)

France forward Marcus Thuram, who will be out of contract at Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, has been offered to Barcelona, while Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United and PSG have also been linked with the 25-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle target Matheus Franca has signed a new contract with Flamengo, who rejected the Magpies' offer of £17.5m for the 18-year-old Brazil midfielder in January. (Sun)

Fulham, Everton, Leicester and West Ham are interested in Roma and England defender Chris Smalling, 33. (90min)

Newcastle United are plotting a summer move for Wolves' 25-year-old English centre-back Max Kilman. (Football Insider)

LA Galaxy have moved for Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, after a proposed loan to Palmeiras collapsed. (Goal)

Brazil could bring in ex-Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique to replace Tite rather than Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares, 23, says he will return to Arsenal at the end of the season when his loan spell at Marseille concludes. (Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday's newspapers:


Manchester City are hot on the heels of Brighton's World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister.

Leeds United's sporting director Victor Orta burst into tears on Saturday afternoon as they won their first Premier League clash since November.


Avram Glazer is planning to attend Manchester United's Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The owner of League One club Forest Green Rovers, Dale Vince, insists Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS shouldn't be permitted to buy Manchester United.

Arthur Melo made his Liverpool injury return on Saturday to help his side's Under-21 team record a 7-1 win over Leicester City.


The former president of Juventus Andrea Agnelli is continuing to fight for a European Super League despite being in football exile after resigning from the Italian giants because of financial irregularities at the Serie A club.


Olivier Giroud is open to a move back to the Premier League - at a London club.

Newcastle are considering a move for Bristol City youngster Alex Scott.

Mason Greenwood has held his first face-to-face meeting with Manchester United bosses since a rape charge against him was dropped.

Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to sign Celta Vigo youngster Gabri Veiga.

Sunderland keeper Anthony Patterson is in line for a call-up to Gareth Southgate's full England squad.


Lionel Messi's close friend Sergio Aguero revealed that the World Cup winner may leave PSG this summer and return to Argentina.

Aaron Ramsey has insisted there is more to come from him in a Nice shirt but has remained tight-lipped about his future beyond the end of the season.


Liam Fox has refused to discuss his Dundee United future after watching his side lose 4-0 to Ross County.


Dedicated Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack gave supporters a feel-good update as he posed with a scarf from his hospital bed in America.

Manchester City are keen to add Brighton and Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, to their squad in the summer. (Star)

Liverpool's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham will not be harmed by their struggles this season as Champions League qualification is not a deal-breaker for the 19-year-old. (CaughtOffside)

Inter Milan would want 70-75m euros (£62m-£66m) for 26-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, who has been linked with Liverpool. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic could be sold by Inter Milan in the summer, with Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid interested in the 30-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain could let at least one of Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, France striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, and Brazil forward Neymar, 31, leave the club in the summer as the club looks to reduce its wage bill because of Uefa financial fair play. (Times - subscription required)

AC Milan and France striker Olivier Giroud is open to a move back to the Premier League with London sides West Ham, Fulham, Crystal Palace and Brentford all potential destinations for the 36-year-old. (Sun)

Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Celta Vigo and Spain Under-21 midfielder Gabri Veiga, 20. (AS, via Sun)

Manchester United are plotting a move for Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong, 22. (Football Insider)

Chelsea will allow 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos to join Vasco da Gama on loan after a proposed loan to Palmeiras collapsed. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Tottenham, West Ham and Wolves have all been monitoring Union Berlin's German midfielder Rani Khedira, 29. (90min)

Newcastle are considering a move for Bristol City's English midfielder Alex Scott, 19. (Sun)

Barcelona and Real Madrid have renewed their interest in Bayer Leverkusen and Germany attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, with the 19-year-old recently returning to action after a long-term injury. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Burnley want to keep 20-year-old Dutch right-back Ian Maatsen, who is currently on loan from Chelsea, at Turf Moor next season. (Sun)

Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on Inter Milan and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 30. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson, 22, is in line for a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad for next month's Euro 2024 qualifiers. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 27 February 2023 06:42, UK


Brentford goalkeeper David Raya has turned down two contract offers as Manchester United and Tottenham circle.
Graham Potter has the worst record of any Chelsea manager in the Premier League.
A petition to sack Chelsea boss Graham Potter has received thousands of signatures after Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.
Following the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham, Chelsea boss Graham Potter said their form is down to him and is very supportive of his squad who he believes are trying all their best to turn around their tough situation
Nottingham Forest have sent scouts to monitor Norwich's young centre-half Andrew Omobamidele.

Manchester United bids may not be high enough to convince the Glazer family to sell.
Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from next week's WTA event in Austin with tonsillitis, extending the extraordinary run of injury and ill health.

Inter Milan have decided to move away from the San Siro and build a stadium of their own, according to reports.
Harry Kane wore special custom-made boots against Chelsea on Sunday to honour breaking Jimmy Greaves' goalscoring record at Tottenham.
Wayne Rooney believes the impact that Erik ten Hag has had on Manchester United could see his former club win the Premier League this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked former Juventus team-mate Carlo Pinsoglio to join him at Al Nassr.

Manchester United could choose to award Cristiano Ronaldo a Carabao Cup winners' medal after their Wembley success.

Manchester United have won their first trophy since 2017 but will have earned just £100,000 in prize money for their endeavours.
Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari owners have told the club to 'aggressively' slash their wage budget amid speculation they are interested in buying Manchester United.
Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos has reportedly been forced out of the running to purchase the Washington Commanders amid offers falling short of owner Dan Snyder's $6billion valuation.
This year's Snooker World Championship is set to be overshadowed by the hearing for the 10 Chinese players suspended and charged with match-fixing offences.

Four people were arrested following the Scottish League Cup Final as cops probe an alleged pre-match 'hooligan brawl'.

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah would be willing to leave Liverpool in the summer if the club fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain will face competition from Liverpool for the signature of AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, with the Merseyside club ready to include Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 26, in a swap deal for the 23-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 25, is being tailed by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.(Teamtalk)

Arsenal are in talks with Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 30, over a new two-year contract extension. (CaughtOffside)

Manchester United are eyeing up a potential move for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, 20, who would cost a reported £26m. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona are expected to go "all out" this summer in their pursuit of Ilkay Gundogan, with the 32-year-old's contract at Manchester City set to expire. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham have all made offers near 40m euros (£35.3m) for Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle are plotting a summer move for Arsenal and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 25. (Mirror)

Brentford and Spain goalkeeper David Raya says he wants to "fight to win a title" amid interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham. (Athletic - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are prepared to let some of their star names depart the club this summer as they want to trim their wage bill by 30%. (Times - subscription required)

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos Group would need to raise their initial offers to convince the Glazer family to sell Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Prospective new Manchester United owner Ratcliffe missed the chance to meet Avram Glazer after opting to watch his Nice side face Monaco instead of attending the Carabao Cup final. (Mirror)

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna, 34, has confirmed he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of his contract this summer. (Evening Standard)

Inter Miami - the Major League Soccer club co-owned by David Beckham and managed by Phil Neville - want to sign Juventus and Argentina forward Angel di Maria as a free agent this summer. (Metro)

Nottingham Forest are monitoring Norwich and Republic of Ireland defender Andrew Omobamidele, 20. (Sun)

Everton and Bournemouth are keeping tabs on Coventry City and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 24. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday's newspapers:


Graham Potter fears his training sessions at Chelsea are being undermined by having too many players to work with.

Kylian Mbappe reportedly has just 'four months left' to take up the option to extend his contract for an extra year.

Virgil van Dijk has said that Liverpool have been 'spoilt' with success over the past five years and that the disappointing nature of this term has come as a 'shock' to everyone.

Southampton have received reassurances they will have no supply issues after their kit manufacturer's UK distributor went into administration.

Erling Haaland has heaped praise on PSG star Kylian Mbappe - with the pair set to dominate world football in years to come.

Inter Milan chief Beppe Marotta has confirmed Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea this summer, but claims the Belgian striker wants to make his loan deal permanent.

Chelsea's wonderkid Andrey Santos is set to return on loan to Brazilian side Vasco da Gama, after they were unable to get a work permit for him to play in England.

Erling Haaland is reportedly close to agreeing a new deal with Nike but is still seeking a lucrative offer to stay with the manufacturing giants.

Raphinha reportedly injured himself by 'kicking a fridge in anger' during Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Manchester United in the first leg of their Europa League play-off.

Brighton and Southampton are among the clubs following Hertha Berlin's highly-rated teenage midfielder Teoman Gunduz.


Chelsea are determined to give Graham Potter time to turn around the club's fortunes and do not want to make a decision on his future based on the next two games, at home to Leeds and Borussia Dortmund.

Following the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham, Chelsea boss Graham Potter said their form is down to him and is very supportive of his squad who he believes are trying all their best to turn around their tough situation


FIFA will look into the UK government's proposals for an independent regulator amid concerns that the new body could breach rules on political interference.

Chelsea fear Thiago Silva will be unavailable for the crunch match with Borussia Dortmund next week which could have a huge bearing on Graham Potter's future.

French football is facing an overhaul with the president of the national federation and the head coach of the women's team both expected to resign this week.


Real Betis have suffered a huge blow ahead of their Europa League clash with Manchester United next month having lost their star man Nabil Fekir for the rest of the season.


Graham Potter's troubles at Chelsea could lead to a homegrown exodus this summer - with Liverpool very keen on England star Mason Mount.

Kylian Mbappe has sent a heartfelt message to Jadon Sancho after Manchester United defeated Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley to win the Carabao Cup on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah has not contemplated leaving Liverpool if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, his agent has declared.


Chelsea are not planning to sack head coach Graham Potter and will continue to give him time to turn results around.

Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski will miss Thursday's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against rivals Real Madrid after suffering a hamstring strain at the weekend.


A two-year feasibility study is set to confirm that the first female British and Irish Lions tour is able to go ahead.

Up to 12 Cardiff players are facing huge cuts to their salaries if they want to stay next season, with some told they can be offered only £30,000 to re-sign.


Craig Levein could be in line for a sensational return to management at struggling Dundee United.


Ron Gordon's family have confirmed they won't walk away from Hibs.

Southampton are tracking Aberdeen hitman Bojan Miovski.

Arsenal would be interested in signing Chelsea's 28-year-old England forward Raheem Sterling if he becomes available this summer, although he is not looking to leave Stamford Bridge. (90 Min)

Chelsea face a dilemma over England midfielders Mason Mount, 24, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 27, as both enter the final years of their contracts at Stamford Bridge. (Mirror)

Chelsea manager Graham Potter fears his training sessions are being ruined because of the huge squad. (Mail)

Potter is facing two make-or-break games to save his job despite receiving backing from the Chelsea owners. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United think they can convince West Ham's 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice to join them in the summer. (Football Insider)

Bidders for Manchester United expect to hear back this week about the next steps in buying the club. (Mail)

Manchester United remain interested in a summer deal for Tottenham's 29-year-old England striker Harry Kane. (Football Insider)

Mohamed Salah's agent has dismissed speculation the 30-year-old Egypt forward could leave Liverpool this summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League. (Goal)

Leicester scouts are monitoring Lecce's Danish midfielder Morten Hjulmand, 23, after Southampton had a bid of 11m euros (£9.7m) turned down last January. (Nicolo Schira)

Manchester City have offered to extend 23-year-old Argentina striker Julian Alvarez's contract by a year to 2028 on improved terms. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are one of the clubs assessing whether Alvarez would be open to leaving Manchester City on loan this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool are closely monitoring Chelsea's talks with France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, over an extension to his contract, which expires this summer. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain are trying to convince France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, to take up the option of extending his contract by another year to 2025. (L'Equipe via Sport)

Borussia Dortmund are hopeful of securing a deal for Eintracht Frankfurt's 26-year-old Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada, but it is not linked to the future of 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham. (90min)

Barcelona and former Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, will decide in the next few weeks whether he will stay for another season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany has rejected an offer to take up a similar role at Aston Villa.(Marca - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to make at least two significant signings this summer, with Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, and Ajax's Ghana attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 22, among his targets. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, also remains a Manchester United target this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United's takeover could be delayed as current owners the Glazers want a higher fee of £6bn for the club. (Guardian)

Chelsea are interested in replacing under-fire manager Graham Potter with Italian Roberto de Zerbi, the 43-year-old who took over from Potter at Brighton after the Englishman, 47, joined Chelsea last September. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are considering a move for Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer, when the 28-year-old will have one year left on his Chelsea contract. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea's England left-back Ben Chilwell, 26, is another Manchester City target for next season. (Football Insider)

Athletico Paranaense's Brazilian forward Vitor Roque says he is ready to join Barcelona, despite the 18-year-old being a target for Arsenal. (Sport, via Express)

Borussia Dortmund and Naby Keita's former club RB Leipzig are interested in signing the Guinea midfielder, 28, when his Liverpool contract expires this summer. (Bild - in German)

Napoli are planning to fend off interest in Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia by doubling the 22-year-old's salary and extending his contract until 2028. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid have agreed terms with Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 26, over a free transfer when his Leicester City contract expires at the end of the season. (90min)

Atletico Madrid have also held talks about signing Spain winger Adama Traore, 27, when his current contract ends at Wolves this summer. (90min)

Wolves are following the progress of Brazilian midfielder Vinicius Souza, 23, who is on loan at Espanyol from Belgian club Lommel SK. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Alexis Mac Allister's father and agent was a club guest at a recent Liverpool game as the Reds eye Brighton's Argentina midfielder, 24, as well as Chelsea's England forward Mason Mount, 24, and Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Football Transfers)

Real Madrid's main targets this summer are Bellingham and RB Leipzig's Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 21. (Sport - in Spanish)

N'Golo Kante had options to leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summer but the France midfielder, 31, wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and is close to agreeing a new contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney is open to a move to Newcastle this summer if Arsenal continue to keep the 25-year-old sidelined. (Chronicle)

Everton manager Sean Dyche is open to extending a clause in Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure's contract by another 12 months in the summer if the 30-year-old continues his current form. (Mail)

Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest are monitoring Hull City defender Jacob Greaves, with Brentford also interested in the 22-year-old Englishman. (Mail)

Scottish defender Max Johnston is ready to leave Motherwell as a free agent at the end of the season, with Sheffield United and Bologna interested in signing the 19-year-old. (Nicolo Schira)

Hull City are close to signing on-loan English midfielder Xavier Simons, 20, on a permanent deal from Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has a contract with Rayo Vallecano until June, but the Colombian, 37, is considering an offer from Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta'zim. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham scout Jeff Vetere has left the club after he revealed potential transfer targets, including Nacional's 22-year-old Colombian goalkeeper Kevin Mier, during an interview with Colombian TV. (Mail)

Chelsea are considering a summer move for Fulham's 28-year-old Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 2 March 2023 07:32, UK


Sadio Mane has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo told him leaving Liverpool for Bayern Munich last summer was a "great step".
Sam Allardyce has claimed he had a deal "done and dusted" to become Manchester City manager instead of Sven-Goran Eriksson.
N'Golo Kante has rejected summer transfers away from Chelsea in favour of staying at the club, according to reports.
Aston Villa paid ex-owner Randy Lerner a whopping £10m last year as part of Tony Xia's 2016 disastrous takeover of the club. Xia agreed to pay the American tycoon the cash if Villa remained in the Premier League for three seasons after winning promotion.

Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard has been bizarrely backed to become the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain despite his Aston Villa sacking just four months ago.
Jamie Carragher believes Pep Guardiola will "never sell a player to Arsenal again" due to the Gunners' impressive form this season.
The new changes to the PGA Tour have been classed as "imitation" by LIV Golf chiefs while rebel players Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter have also fired digs.
Georgia defensive star Jalen Carter - who could be the first overall pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft - has received an arrest warrant for reckless driving and racing after he was involved in a fatal car crash.

Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are looking at major media companies as potential investors to take a minority stake in the club.
Reading are facing the threat of a second points deduction in 18 months by the Football League.

Arsenal have made their next priority - after they tie down Bukayo Saka to a new deal - securing William Saliba's future.

Liverpool will have their ticket allocation cut by 20 per cent when they travel to the Etihad Stadium to face fierce rivals Manchester City.
The Premier League has launched an investigation into allegations of internal racism made by a former member of their diversity and inclusion team.
Gary Neville believes Brentford goalkeeper David Raya could be the perfect replacement for David de Gea when he leaves Manchester United.
Two Bundesliga clubs are reportedly attempting to lure Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita to Germany in the summer.
Liverpool's U19s were involved in a shocking mass brawl following their UEFA Youth League triumph against Porto on last night.

Luis Enrique is said to be focused on the Chelsea job as Graham Potter fights to remain at Stamford Bridge, according to reports from Spain.
Liverpool are interested in signing both Levi Colwill from Chelsea and Jarrad Branthwaite from Everton but both deals are said to be off-limits due to the Reds' respective rivalries with both clubs.

Rangers icon Barry Ferguson reckons his old club blew it by not trying to sign nephew Lewis from Aberdeen last summer.
Celtic have been presented with a major logistical challenge after the dates for next year's Asian Cup were unveiled.

Manchester City have emerged as contenders to sign England midfielder Declan Rice, 25, if West Ham are tempted to part with their £100m-rated captain. (TeamTalk)

Rice is thought to be Arsenal's primary transfer target this summer. (Times - subscription required)

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane says Rice has "not kicked on" for the Hammers this season. (ITV, via Metro)

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva's future at Manchester City is "not clear" with Barcelona continuing to monitor the 28-year-old's situation and ready to move if he is allowed to leave in the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 24, has turned down a move to Manchester United and agreed to join German side Eintracht Frankfurt when his contract at French club Lyon expires this summer. (Daily Express)

Napoli are aiming to tie down 22-year-old Georgia forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle, to a new contract until 2028. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Inter Milan are interested in Newcastle's 29-year-old German goalkeeper Loris Karius. (FC Inter News, via Caught Offside)

England forward Raheem Sterling's agent says the 28-year-old is not looking to leave Chelsea in the summer - amid reports linking him with Arsenal - and has "expressed no discontent" despite a difficult first season with the Blues. (Sky Sports)

Former Stoke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33, has agreed a new one-year contract with German champions Bayern Munich. The Frenchman had been linked to a return to the Premier League with Manchester United or Tottenham. (Sky Sports Germany)

West Ham have joined the list of clubs watching the progress of 19-year-old Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott, who is valued at £25m by the Championship club and has also been linked with Newcastle, Leeds, Tottenham and Wolves. (Daily Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 3 March 2023 07:34, UK


Liverpool will be frontrunners in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount this summer if the 24-year-old is unable to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy hopes to get the all-clear to resume full training within the next fortnight.
Nottingham Forest are facing a fight to keep manager Steve Cooper at the club ahead of next season.
Executive Richard Masters has suggested Chelsea will have to sell players to balance their books after spending £600m on new signings this season.
Manchester United have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Southampton starlet Romeo Lavia.
Erling Haaland's agent has confirmed that they are already planning the striker's Manchester City exit, opening the door to a 'dream' move to Real Madrid.
Manchester United are ready to reignite their interest in Frenkie de Jong, with reports stating Erik ten Hag has earmarked the 25-year-old as a primary target for the summer transfer window.
Antonio Conte is not expected to be back for Tottenham's trip to Wolves on Saturday - and the delay is another step closer to his exit at the end of the season.
Manchester United's players will land close to £500,000 each in bonuses should they complete a quadruple.
Peterborough are exploring legal avenues after it was revealed Reading are set to be hit with a six-point penalty.
Rochester New York FC, the US club backed by Jamie Vardy, are in advanced talks to secure fresh investment ahead of the new season.
Real Madrid are planning to keep tabs on Bruno Guimaraes for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season, according to reports.

Chelsea stars fear team-mate Mason Mount's on-pitch discipline is suffering because of his contract stand-off.
Manchester United have received enquiries from top European clubs about striker Mason Greenwood.
Tottenham are eyeing up a summer move for Bristol City whizkid Alex Scott.
Emi Martinez confessed his next challenge could be as tough as winning the World Cup - as he set his sights on ending Aston Villa's 27-year-wait for a major trophy.
Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has revealed he would like his next club to be in the Premier League.
Barcelona have effectively been hit with a transfer ban this summer because of their inability to rein in costs.
Lille star Jonathan David reckons Chelsea's recent poor form would not stop stars like him from joining the Stamford Bridge "project".
Lionel Messi is wanted by Saudi Pro League title challengers Al-Ittihad, reports suggest.
Napoli's Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's agent has revealed the star's preferred transfer if he were to leave the club would be to Real Madrid.
Newcastle are set to snap up Manchester City's youth transfer guru as part of their continued revolution, according to reports.

Chelsea are holding a new round of talks over their £1.5bn stadium project as the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital owners inch closer to a decision that will shape the club's future.
The father of the Qatari sheikh looking to complete the purchase of Manchester United has reportedly said that he opposes his £4.5bn offer.
Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley has revealed the club's Saudi Arabia-led ownership are looking at building a "multi-club" model similar to that created by Manchester City, amid fresh concerns about the assurances given to the Premier League on acquiring the club.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he should have taken a break from first-team duties before and following the World Cup after making the stark admission his body paid a price to make a speedy return from knee surgery.

Chelsea have renewed their interest in Josko Gvardiol but will have to act this year to avoid paying a £97m release clause for the RB Leipzig defender.
Aaron Ramsey has suffered a hamstring strain and is a doubt for Wales in their opening Euro 2024 qualifiers against Croatia and Latvia this month.
Novak Djokovic's chances of a Covid-19 vaccine exemption to enter the United States for next week's Indian Wells Open appear to be dwindling.
Marlie Packer and Sarah Hunter will co-captain England in the Women's Six Nations as the head coach, Simon Middleton, looks to develop the squad's leadership pool before the 2025 World Cup.

Premier League clubs have reacted with anger and a demand for clarity after Newcastle's chairman, Yasir al-Rumayyan, was described in a US court document as "a sitting minister of the Saudi government".
The Football Association gave official support for Aleksander Ceferin to be re-elected Uefa president and sent a written endorsement just three weeks after Uefa's catastrophic organisation of the Champions League final in May.
The Premier League's chief executive, Richard Masters, believes the visa system introduced by the Football Association after Brexit contributed to the record £815m spent by Premier League clubs during the January transfer window and has called for it to be tweaked.

Liverpool may soon have the 'World's Most Valuable Sports Empire' working alongside FSG if Liberty Media end up becoming an investor in the club, with the F1 owners worth three times more than Manchester United's Glazer family.
Chelsea's tumultuous teething problems at the start of Graham Potter's tenure as head coach could cost them in the summer transfer battle for Jude Bellingham.

Real Madrid will evaluate the long-term futures of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos before committing to a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been urged to reject a switch to Liverpool.
Fading Lyon star Houssem Aouar is close to signing for Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer after turning down a move to Manchester United, it's been claimed.
Borussia Dortmund's interest in Naby Keita is growing as they search for a replacement for expected summer departure Jude Bellingham.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters believes Chelsea's spending should not be judged for three or four years.
Manchester United first-team coach Eric Ramsay has been appointed as Wales' assistant manager.
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has reduced the club's debt by turning £41m worth of loans into shares.

Preston boss Ryan Lowe has joked Rangers can "give them £20m quid" if they want to land goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Rangers stars Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe are out for the season.
Iconic World Cup defender Alexi Lalas has fired a European football warning to his country's 'soccer stars' after James Sands' early exit from Rangers.

Andy Walker has tipped Kieran Tierney for a move to Newcastle over the coming months of the football calendar - stating the Scotland star won't be happy playing 'second fiddle' to Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal.
Rangers boss Michael Beale confessed his side are fighting "against the odds" after admitting the Ibrox outfit can't match Celtic's financial might.
Josip Juranovic has revealed his heartache Celtic didn't fight harder to keep him at Parkhead.
New Aberdeen chief executive Alan Burrows believes the announcement of the club's next manager is likely to come "sooner rather than later".

Real Madrid will evaluate the long-term futures of Croatia's Luka Modric, 37, and 33-year-old German and fellow midfielder Toni Kroos before committing to a move for England and Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been urged to reject a switch to Liverpool. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on Newcastle's 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes for the remainder of the 2022-23 season as a potential alternative option to Bellingham. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool will be frontrunners in the race to sign Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount this summer, if the 24-year-old is unable to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Chelsea have renewed their interest in RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, 21, with Manchester City and Tottenham also keen on the Croatia international who has a £97m release clause in his contract that comes into effect from 2024. (Times - subscription required)

Inter Milan are hoping to sign Naby Keita, 28, this summer when the Guinea midfielder's contract expires at Liverpool and have already held encouraging talks with his representatives. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 24, is close to signing for Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer after turning down a move to Manchester United. (Sport1)

Barcelona could sell some of their biggest stars as the troubled club look to raise £178m, with Brazil winger Raphinha, 26, among those who could be offloaded. (Sun)

Manchester United have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in keeping tabs on Southampton's 19-year-old Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia. (Mail)

Tottenham are eyeing a summer move for Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott. The 19-year-old England youth international is also interesting Crystal Palace and West Ham. (Sun)

Leicester and Everton are monitoring Bologna and Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson, 23. (Nicolo Schira)

Nottingham Forest face a fight to keep hold of boss Steve Cooper next season with a number of Premier League clubs impressed by the manager. (Mail)

Negotiations are ongoing between Manchester United and David de Gea. The Spain goalkeeper, 32, is out of contract in the summer, but keen to remain at Old Trafford. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have received loan enquiries from clubs in Turkey for their 21-year-old England forward Mason Greenwood, who is still currently suspended by the club despite criminal charges against him being dropped in February. (Telegraph)

Napoli remain confident of keeping hold of Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 22, despite interest from Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona. (90min)

Fulham want to make 23-year-old Israel winger Manor Solomon's loan move from Shakhtar Donetsk permanent this summer. (Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 4 March 2023 07:43, UK


Chelsea are divided on the future of manager Graham Potter as the under pressure coach enters a pivotal period that could define his future at the club.
Chelsea's owners do not see Romelu Lukaku as part of their ongoing project, despite the club's lack of success in front of goal.
Mark Clattenburg says Danny Simpson's claims that he refused to send off a Leicester player because he wanted them to win the Premier League are 'preposterous' and he is now considering legal action.
Paris Saint-Germain have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Champions League last-16 tie with Bayern Munich with confirmation that Neymar remains sidelined.
Ivan Toney's admission of breaching FA betting rules could cost Brentford tens of millions of pounds with a planned summer sale now in jeopardy due to his imminent ban.
Pep Guardiola has cut communication with the Premier League in the wake of Manchester City's unprecedented number of charges for alleged breaches of financial rules.
West Ham's biggest shareholder David Sullivan has the option to take control of the club because he has first refusal on the shares previously belonging to former business partner David Gold, who died in January.
Chelsea youngster Ben Elliott has switched international allegiance from England to Cameroon after a charm offensive from the African nation's manager Rigobert Song and federation president Samuel Eto'o.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is refusing to match Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani's promise to wipe the debt from Manchester United's accounts.
Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho appears to have settled on an international future with Argentina, despite efforts from Spain to win him over.

Tottenham's board are fuming at the team's limp FA Cup exit on Wednesday.
Chelsea star Andrey Santos has been left 'in tears' after securing his first ever call-up to Brazil's national squad.
Mason Greenwood will never again be selected for England by Gareth Southgate - even though the striker has rejected a switch to Jamaica.
Football chiefs will confirm a new law to ban Emi Martinez-style shoot-out antics.
Ander Herrera has posted an agonising message revealing injury problems have left him considering "throwing in the towel".
Arsenal are open to selling Kieran Tierney in the summer, handing Newcastle a huge boost, according to reports.

The company set up to buy image rights from Manchester City as part of the club's "Project Longbow" scheme to beat Financial Fair Play rules is being voluntarily wound up.
Everton's elusive owner, Farhad Moshiri, pulled out of an appearance at this week's FT Business of Football summit at short notice, citing a calendar clash.
An investment deal with the New York-based private equity firm MSP Sports Capital, which will help with funding for Everton's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, is understood to be close.
The West Ham United shareholder, Daniel Kretinsky, is not expected to make any immediate move for a full takeover of the club despite a windfall tax clause expiring next week.
A majority of top-flight clubs have contacted the Premier League to demand clarification over Newcastle United's Saudi Arabian ownership.
The cost of the DP World Tour's legal battle with LIV Golf has spiralled to a staggering £5m as both sides wait for the ruling in a bitter arbitration case.

Chelsea's board fear it will be difficult to continue backing Graham Potter if the team lose to Leeds and Borussia Dortmund in the next two games.
Chelsea head coach, Graham Potter does not think that their next two matches against Leeds and Borussia Dortmund are make or break for his future
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are expected to hold first meetings with Manchester United over the next fortnight regarding their respective bids to buy the club.
West Ham United used club money to make a £9,000 donation to the Conservative party last year.

Tottenham Hotspur are holding talks with Haringey Council over obtaining a special licence to hold the additional sold-out Beyoncé concert for which the club have already cashed in on.
The Football Association will fight attempts to make it easier for Premier League clubs to sign even more foreign players to fill up their squads for fear that it will damage the England national team.
Following a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham, Chelsea boss Graham Potter says their form is down to him and is very supportive of his squad who he believes are trying all their best to turn around their tough situation
Nigel Owens, the respected former referee, has spoken with South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus about joining the Springboks as an officiating consultant ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Manchester United could be tempted to pursue Napoli defender Min-Jae Kim to provide depth in central defence following his impressive start to life in the Serie A.
Real Madrid's board are reportedly unhappy with Carlo Ancelotti following their 1-0 Copa del Rey semi-final first-leg defeat to Barcelona on Thursday and an 'internal debate' is now being held about the Italian.

MLS commissioner Don Garber said it will likely take a creative, David Beckham-like deal to land Lionel Messi, but that the league and Inter Miami are willing to be flexible to find the right compensation package in order to land the Argentine superstar.
Patrick Vieira says he is hopeful that Wilfried Zaha will stay at Crystal Palace despite the winger having yet to sign a new contract with the club.

Freddie Woodman insists his move to Preston has been everything he could have wished for - as Rangers track the former Kilmarnock and Aberdeen goalkeeper.
Hibs have posted net losses of £1.5m for the latest financial year, ahead of the club's AGM next week.
Lee Johnson fears Aiden McGeady's career is over after scans confirmed the veteran has torn his hamstring.

Liverpool and Newcastle United are interested in signing Spain youth international Iker Bravo.
James Sands is taking a hugely-improved mentality from Rangers back to New York City - with his boss only seeing the positives from tough European nights.
Interim Aberdeen boss Barry Robson expects Vicente Besuijen to return to Excelsior to see out his loan.

West Ham are monitoring three Manchester United players to potentially sign this summer. England defender Harry Maguire, 29, Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, and France forward Anthony Martial, 27, are all on the London club's radar. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are desperate to sign Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder Julian Brandt, 26. (Bild - in German)

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said it will likely take a creative, David Beckham-like deal to land Lionel Messi, 35, but the league and Inter Miami are willing to be flexible to find the right compensation package in order to land the Argentina and Paris St-Germain forward. (Athletic - subscription required)

Emile Smith Rowe, 22, may be looking for a new club this summer as Arsenal are willing to sell the England midfielder. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus are all on "high alert" to sign Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino after it was announced the 31-year-old will be leaving the Premier League club. (Football Italia)

Bayern Munich are set to push ahead with an offer to sign England striker Harry Kane, 29, from Tottenham this summer despite Cameroon striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33 signing a new contract. (90min)

Kane will stay at Tottenham if they sign Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28. (Talksport)

Tottenham are also considering Aston Villa's Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, as a potential successor to former France captain Hugo Lloris, 36. (90min)

Chelsea's owners do not see 29-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan at Inter Milan, as part of their ongoing project, despite the club's lack of success in front of goal. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is on loan to Juventus, is expected to return to the French capital at the end of the season. The Italian club are not expected to trigger the option to buy the 28-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid are going to offer Athletic Bilbao and Spain defender Inigo Martinez a deal this summer as the 31-year-old is set to leave on a free transfer. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Roma and England forward Tammy Abraham, 25. (inews)

Liverpool have joined the list of clubs targeting a summer move for RB Leipzig's Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 21. (Football Insider)

Chelsea's board are split over manager Graham Potter's future because of the club's lacklustre season. The Englishman, 47, does have the backing of owner Todd Boehly. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid are unlikely to seek another loan move for Tottenham's Sergio Reguilon, 26, in the summer amid rumours manager Diego Simeone is not happy with the Spain defender's performances. (Marca - in Spanish)

Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 21, is open to leaving the Toffees this summer. (So Foot - in French)

Manchester United have rekindled their interest in Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25. (Talksport)

Aston Villa are set for a three-way transfer battle this summer with Everton and West Ham over Flamengo's prolific 25-year-old Brazil striker Pedro. (Fichajes - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday 5 March 2023 07:39, UK


Manchester City will step up their efforts to sign RB Leipzig's in-demand defender Josko Gvardiol in the summer as they weigh up their options on Aymeric Laporte, who has been receiving strong interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Scott Parker has conceded his time in charge of Belgian side Club Brugge might be coming to a close after an embarrassing 3-0 defeat by relegation strugglers KV Oostende on Friday.

Erik ten Hag has revealed he did not lose a moment of sleep over the decision to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United for the second time.
Burnley are planning to make a cheeky request to fierce rivals Blackburn Rovers for a guard of honour should they have been crowned champions of the Championship by the time they meet on April 25.
Manchester United intend to make David de Gea earn his new £250,000-a-week contract by planning to pay him a lower guaranteed wage but throw in extras if he plays enough.
US billionaire Jahm Najafi is targeting Everton as a takeover target - despite meeting Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Nick Pope will be rewarded with a new Newcastle contract after his fabulous first season.
England's Under-20 World Cup bid could be wrecked by the Lions cubs playing in promotion play-offs.
Arsenal and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Julian Brandt in the summer, according to reports.
Tyson Fury's undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk is "not far off" collapsing according to the British fighter's UK promoter Frank Warren.

Premier League heavyweights including Chelsea and Liverpool are unlikely to be put off pursuing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in the summer even after he signed a new contract this week.

Raphael Varane has emerged as a doubt for Manchester United's Premier League clash with Liverpool after complaining of leg pain in recent training sessions.

Wilfried Zaha is set to move on from Crystal Palace when his contract expires in the summer but he might not be moving far as Chelsea and Arsenal are so far showing the most interest.
The heads of both FIFA and the FA say they are confident of avoiding a situation similar to the one which unfolded at last year's World Cup over the wearing of the One Love armband.
The CEO of the FA, Mark Bullingham, says the number of players being signed from abroad by Premier League clubs presents a 'worrying trend' because of the knock-on effect it is having on players who can play for England.
Mercedes are preparing to bin their 2023 car - the humiliating concession coming on Saturday night in Bahrain on the eve of the season's opening grand prix.

Roberto Firmino will leave Liverpool this summer but his agent says talks are yet to get under way with any other clubs as the striker wants to show his loyalty to the club over the remainder of the season.

Lisandro Martinez has revealed he and Manchester United team-mates playfully wind up striker Wout Weghorst by calling him "bobo", the Spanish word for fool which the Dutchman was called by Lionel Messi during the bad-tempered World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

Leicester City face a wait to find out how long Harvey Barnes will be missing after he twisted his ankle against Southampton, while defender Victor Kristiansen will be out for a month with a training ground injury.
Football Association chief Mark Bullingham says the body is willing to relax Government Body Endorsement restrictions to allow clubs to recruit overseas players earlier.

The Premier League and other domestic competitions must follow Fifa's approach in the World Cup and increase the amount of added time in matches from next season, football's lawmakers have ruled.
England could give games to spinner Rehan Ahmed and left-armer Reece Topley in the final game of the one-day series against Bangladesh on Monday after they missed the opening two matches.

Ange Postecoglou insists Celtic are ready to double down on their domestic dominance with a recruitment drive which has signings already identified for this summer.

Livingston boss Davie Martindale has revealed he was sent off on Saturday for jokingly making a middle-finger gesture to Hibs keeper David Marshall.

Barcelona still want to sign Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva and Manchester City would be prepared to let the 28-year-old, whose contract expires in June 2025, leave for 65m euros (£57.5m). (Sport - in Spanish)

Man City will look to bring in Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 21, from RB Leipzig if they sell 28-year-old Spain defender Aymeric Laporte, who is attracting interest from Paris St-Germain. (Star)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, has been identified by Man City as a potential replacement for 32-year-old Germany international Ilkay Gundogan, who has been linked with Barcelona. Both players are out of contract in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Tottenham want at least £100m if they are to sell 29-year-old England striker Harry Kane, who has 15 months left on his Spurs contract, this summer. (Football Insider)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong is wanted by Manchester United but the 25-year-old is not looking to leave Barcelona. (Guardian)

Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo may have signed a new contract with Brighton but the 21-year-old is still expected to be a target for the Premier League's biggest clubs this summer. (Telegraph)

Chelsea want to sign 23-year-old Portuguese attacker Joao Felix, who is on loan at the Blues from Atletico Madrid, and West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, in the summer and plan to sell five players to help cover the cost. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

AC Milan want Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and will have to pay 25m euros (£22.1m) to sign the 27-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie has been linked with a move away from Barcelona but the Spanish club do not intend to sell the 26-year-old in the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino had not spoken to any other clubs before deciding to leave Liverpool when his contract runs out in the summer, according to the 31-year-old's agent. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 6 March 2023 07:31, UK


Manchester United are interested in bringing Roma striker Tammy Abraham back to the Premier League but fear their hopes could be dashed by former club Chelsea's buy-back clause.

Reading have been warned they have no chance of escaping a six-point deduction being levied this season which could drag them into the Championship relegation battle.
Wayne Rooney's 13-year-old son Kai sees himself playing for Manchester United in the Premier League inside the next 10 years. He is currently in the club's academy system after signing in 2020.
West Ham chiefs are refusing to bow to fan pressure to remove David Moyes from his role as manager of the relegation-threatened Premier League club.
Newcastle United are lining up a summer move for Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu and are hopeful of being able to land him for around £15m.
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky is reportedly keen to buy late West Ham co-owner David Gold's shares in the club to become the majority shareholder.

Micah Richards has torn into Manchester United winger Antony for his reluctance to defend against Liverpool - claiming the Red Devils were playing parts of the match with 10 men due to the Brazilian forward's questionably high positioning.
Roy Keane believes that Manchester United's players have got carried away and shares his opinion on how they can deal with the added attention.
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Jurgen Klopp must completely overhaul his squad in the summer transfer window with six outgoing and as many new arrivals.

A number of Premier League clubs are becoming more and more frustrated with the number of tributes and cause-promoting they are being asked to carry out.
The biggest indication that bidders for Manchester United have not reached the Glazers' valuation comes from the fact that they have not gone exclusive with one of those involved in the process.
MLS analyst Taylor Twellman feels Lionel Messi would have an impact like Pele did on football in the United States if the PSG forward does decide to leave Europe and head across the Atlantic.
The Premier League has reacted with anger after football lawmakers IFAB refused their latest attempt to trial temporary concussion substitutes next season.
Oxford United are set to make an approach to Charlton about manager Dean Holden becoming the replacement for Karl Robinson. Holden's current deal at The Valley expires this summer.
AC Milan are ready to make a move for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the summer and reports in Italy suggest they think he will be available for around £22m.
West Ham have no intention of sacking David Moyes despite the club's 4-0 evisceration at Brighton.

West Bromwich Albion fans will be upping their protests against majority shareholder Guochuan Lai at the Hawthorns this week.

Marcus Smith and George Ford will go head-to-head in training this week for a place in England's squad to face France in a decisive Six Nations clash next Saturday.

Scott Parker has regrettably admitted he is on the brink of the sack after just three months in charge of Belgian side Club Brugge.

Paceman Mark Wood does not expect to play more than three Ashes Tests when Australia defend the urn in England this summer, saying he was "knackered, wrecked, exhausted" after playing in four during the last series.

Former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder made his pitch to Aberdeen as he bids to become the next manager at Pittodrie.
Lyon director of football Vincent Ponsot has admitted the club has "big regrets" over the £30m they spent to sign Moussa Dembele from Celtic as they prepare to lose him for nothing when his contract expires in the summer.

Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie has begged fans to stop hurling missiles - before they cause a catastrophe.

Manchester United are monitoring Roma striker Tammy Abraham, but his former club Chelsea have first refusal to re-sign the England international, 25, having negotiated an 80m euro (£70.8m) buy-back clause when they sold him to the Serie A side. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham are one point above the Premier League relegation zone but the Hammers do not intend to sack manager David Moyes as they back the Scot to improve results. (Mail)

Newcastle United are confident of agreeing a new deal which will keep 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes at the club long-term. (Football Insider)

Leicester City's England playmaker James Maddison, 26, is on Newcastle United's shortlist of summer targets, alongside Manchester United's 26-year-old Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, says he is "very happy" at the club and his future is not linked to the French champions' progress in the Champions League. (90 Min)

Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson's contract will run out in the summer and, while talks about extending the 23-year-old Englishman's deal are set to continue, an agreement is not close. (90 Min)

Barcelona want to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, on a free transfer this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari's loan move to Monza included a £5.9m transfer fee for the 29-year-old Spaniard if the Italian club avoid relegation from Serie A and they are currently on course to do so. (Football London)

Oxford United are set to make an approach to Charlton Athletic for manager Dean Holden after they parted company with Karl Robinson. (Mail)

The race to sign Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar has intensified with Napoli joining AC Milan, Roma, Eintracht Frankfurt and Real Betis in their interest in the 24-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 7 March 2023 08:14, UK

Manchester United believe they will finally land England captain Harry Kane this summer if Tottenham are unable to secure Champions League football, and that could also see his price tag drop below £100m.
Arsenal and England defender Ben White says he would be a gardener if it wasn't for professional football and admits he used to find watching other games left him "bored".
Joao Cancelo is reportedly showing signs of frustration at being benched by Bayern Munich because of a change of formation, and is unlikely to reclaim a starting role against PSG in midweek.
Aymeric Laporte is keen on a move back to Spain in the summer, although his preferred destination - Barcelona - are unlikely to be able to register any big signings because of their ongoing financial issues.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag brought out the hairdryer following his side's disastrous 7-0 defeat at Anfield.
Victor Osimhen has put Manchester United and Chelsea on red alert with his latest transfer comments.
Theo Walcott has hinted that Southampton's relegation battle could cause him to retire.

Joao Felix has suggested that Chelsea's Champions League destiny will impact a decision on his future, while a number of the club's players face the threat of taking a significant financial hit if they fail to qualify for next season's tournament.
Newcastle United are plotting a summer move for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, whose regular role at the Emirates has been taken by Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Luke Shaw says Manchester United have become "complacent" since their Carabao Cup final win and says they have to work hard to ensure the 7-0 thrashing at Liverpool does not derail their season.
Nottingham Forest are making an official complaint to PGMOL after growing increasingly frustrated with poor refereeing standards this season.
Jens Scheuer's shock departure as manager of Brighton Women came amid growing concerns about his forthright management style.
The owners of Ealing Trailfinders have changed the name of one of their companies, increasing speculation they are about to merge with Welsh region Ospreys after again being told they would not be eligible for promotion to England's Premiership.

Manchester United's staff have reportedly been told there will be clarity on the takeover situation before the end of the season ahead of further talks with the remaining bidders.

Arsenal have opened talks over a new contract with weekend match-winner Reiss Nelson, whose current deal is due to expire in the summer, and they are confident a quick resolution will be found.
Manchester United players reportedly do not want Bruno Fernandes to be the club's next full-time captain and are said to have been irritated by his antics during Sunday's 7-0 defeat at Liverpool.
Manchester City and England winger Jack Grealish has left Nike to join rival boot manufacturer Puma on a British-record deal worth £10m-a-season.
Leeds United have been slammed by fan groups after hiking up the price of season tickets by 10 per cent.
Brazilian side Flamengo reportedly made an unusual mistake by sending a payment to the wrong Joao Gomes.
Lewis Hamilton is set to put a hold on talks over a new contract with Mercedes after what has turned out to be a dreadful start to the 2023 Formula One season.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury could be back in the ring for a rematch of their closely-fought Saudi Arabia bout as early as July.

Manchester United players had reportedly spoken about the prospect of making a dramatic late fight for the Premier League title in their 'WhatsApp group' before being thrashed 7-0 in a humiliating defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, with Liverpool reportedly opening talks with the defender in the January transfer window.

David Moyes is facing growing levels of discontent from within the West Ham squad, with some players weary at his cautionary tactics, but the club's board continue to back their manager.

Bernd Leno says he holds no bitterness towards Arsenal after they sold him to Fulham last summer and is backing his former side to win the Premier League title.

Wilfried Zaha is likely to stay in London with either Arsenal or Chelsea next season, despite the impending Crystal Palace free agent having interest from Cristiano Ronaldo's club Al Nassr.
Chelsea youngster Ben Elliott has switched international allegiance from England to Cameroon after being convinced to join the Indomitable Lions by former Blue Samuel Eto'o.

Victor Osimhen says he dreams of playing in the Premier League at some point during his career, but the Napoli striker is enjoying life in Serie A and thinks Italian supporters are the best in the world.
Aston Villa are set to be without midfielder Boubacar Kamara for at least a month with the ankle injury he sustained against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Aberdeen will this week step up their search for a new manager with Chris Wilder back in the frame.
Manchester United hero Dwight Yorke has reiterated his desire to become the next Aberdeen manager and has claimed that the Dons need him.
Michael Beale has hit back at claims Rangers chiefs took their eye off the ball after winning the league with Steven Gerrard.

St Mirren have offered a new deal to Curtis Main that will put him up with the club's highest earners.

Newcastle United will target Arsenal's Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 25, who could cost more than £30m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are targeting RB Leipzig's 21-year-old Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are confident 23-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson will agree a new deal at the club. (Mail)

The Gunners are also leading the race to sign Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, despite interest from Manchester United. (Rai, via Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, rejected a chance to meet Manchester United representatives while at Birmingham City as he did not want to miss training. (FourFourTwo)

Aymeric Laporte wants to leave Manchester City this summer with Barcelona ready to make a move for the 28-year-old Spain defender. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham are considering a move for Southampton's English midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28. (Football Insider)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag would like to sign Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer, but the 25-year-old does not want to leave Barcelona. (Caught Offside)

United could also make another move for Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, who is set to become a free agent in the summer. (Football Insider)

England defender Harry Maguire, 30, is among a number of first-team players Manchester United are willing to sell this summer. (90min)

Leeds will rival Burnley for the signature of Ryan Kent when the 26-year-old English winger's contract at Rangers expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Staff at Manchester United have been assured there should be "clarity" on the club's ownership situation before the end of the season. (ESPN)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 8 March 2023 07:20, UK


Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong remains top of Manchester United's shopping list and they will have been buoyed by news that the Catalan club have admitted player sales will be necessary over the summer.
Birmingham City are eyeing up the training ground formerly used by Wasps after their Wast Hill complex suffered damage in a fire.
Aaron Rodgers could be plying his trade for another franchise next season after the Green Bay Packers quarterback held talks over a possible trade to the New York Jets.


Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed meeting with Lionel Messi's father Jorge as speculation about the World Cup winner's future with Paris Saint-Germain continues to swirl.
Jude Bellingham's father reportedly held transfer talks while in London for Borussia Dortmund's clash with Chelsea, but it was with a representative from Real Madrid rather than any of the England midfielder's many Premier League suitors.
Gabriel Jesus is set to fly out to Portugal with the Arsenal squad for their Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon but might not quite be ready for a return to match action.
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has, according to reports in Italy, rejected an approach from Tottenham because of his lengthy history with their fierce rivals Arsenal.
England are hoping to persuade Newcastle United youngster Elliott Anderson to switch international allegiance back from Scotland, who he has represented at U21 level after playing for England up to U19s.
Luka Modric is edging towards leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season and he could be lining up a reunion with former Bernabeu team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.
Tottenham have been slammed by their local council after selling tickets to a fifth Beyonce concert, taking their 2023 total to seven and breaching their licence which allows only six concerts in a calendar year.
Leeds United fans are furious after the club revealed season-ticket prices for the 2023-24 season would rise by 10 per cent, although there is a clause reducing those prices if the club is relegated to the Championship.
Former referee Mark Clattenburg is taking some time away from football after leaving Egypt where he was in charge of officials.
Scott Parker is reportedly on the verge of being sacked after Club Brugge were knocked out of the Champions League in humiliating fashion.

Todd Boehly gleefully greeted Graham Potter in the tunnel on Tuesday night following Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund - while clutching a bottle of beer.
Borussia Dortmund fans burst through the barriers to get into Stamford Bridge for their side's Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri will not be selling the Premier League club amidst concerns that any sale could attract scrutiny from the Government over his links with sanctioned oligarch Alisher Usmanov.
Spain's public prosecutor will proceed with a case against Barcelona after discovering a £1.2m payment made to the vice-president of Spanish football's referees' committee.
Arsenal and AC Milan have reportedly held talks with Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio, who is "very angry" after being sidelined by Carlo Ancelotti and wants to leave the club in the summer.
Manchester United are quitting their London base in Mayfair to move to a bigger office in Kensington.
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters have been banned from buying tickets for their Europa League last-16 trip to Napoli after the reverse game in Germany was marred by trouble and saw three fans from Italy injured in an attack.

Talks between Manchester United and potential buyers will begin this week, with bidding groups expected to fly in to the north-west from Thursday while representatives for the Qatari bid are due next week.
Mauricio Pochettino wants a nostalgic return to Tottenham in the summer if the club decides to part ways with Antonio Conte.
Liverpool's principal owner John W Henry has reiterated his view that Premier League clubs should face limits on their spending to prevent the competition being monopolised by the same clubs.

Marcus Smith is being seriously considered for a starting spot in Steve Borthwick's England side to face France on Saturday after beating George Ford to a place in the 27-man squad.
Ealing Trailfinders have contacted the Rugby Football Union about a possible departure from the English league systems after recent rumours of a merger with Welsh region Ospreys.

Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from the Eisenhower Cup, throwing further doubt over her injury status ahead of the season's first WTA 1000 event at Indian Wells.

Aberdeen's hunt for a new manager suffered a surprise setback after Watford snapped up potential Pittodrie candidate Chris Wilder a matter of minutes after sacking Slaven Bilic.
Kieran Tierney is "open" to joining Newcastle if his Arsenal exile continues for the rest of the season.
Antonio Colak has urged Rangers to keep the head in the Easter Road cauldron on Wednesday and ensure the only "chaos" is in Hibs' defence.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool remain interested in Moises Caicedo despite the 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder signing a new contract with Brighton last week. (Football Insider)

Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, and West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, are Arsenal's main transfer targets this summer. (Sun)

Osimhen says he is "working hard" to achieve his dream of one day playing in the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid head of recruitment Juni Calafat held a meeting with the father of Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, at a London hotel on Tuesday. (Footmercato - in French)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to return to the London club if current Spurs boss Antonio Conte leaves in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Bayern Munich are unlikely to exercise a 70m euro (£59.2m) option to turn 28-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo's loan move from Manchester City into a permanent switch. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have asked to be kept informed of 27-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot's contract situation at Juventus. (90min)

Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 24. (Mail)

Manchester City are in pole position to re-sign 19-year-old Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia from Southampton after they included a buy-back clause in his deal. (Football Insider)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently met with Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi's father, and has left open the possibility of a summer return to the Nou Camp for the 35-year-old. (Goal)

Laporta is also planning to extend the contract of Barcelona manager Xavi and is set to offer Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, a new deal beyond this summer. (Marca)

Barcelona are aware that Spain attacking midfielder Marco Asensio, who will be out of contract at Real Madrid in the summer, would be willing to listen to an offer from them, while Arsenal and AC Milan have spoken to the 27-year-old's camp. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool and Tottenham have sent scouts to watch Benfica's Portuguese defender Antonio Silva, 19, and midfielder Florentino Luis, 23. (90min)

Talks between Manchester United and potential buyers of the club will begin this week, with a Qatari group fronted by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani thought to be the frontrunner. (Times - subscription required)

Ajax and the Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, 21 - a former Manchester United target - says he will consider his options this summer. (Ajax Life, via Mirror)

Brighton and Nice are interested in signing 23-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson when his Arsenal contract expires this summer. (CBS Sports)

Liverpool owner John W Henry says his commitment to the club is "stronger than ever", but adds any transfer spending this summer will be done in a "responsible manner". (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea technical director Christopher Vivell is a big admirer of RB Leipzig's 22-year-old Hungary attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. (Caught Offside)

Chelsea have entered the race to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona and are ready to pay 80m euros (£71.3m) for the 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Juventus have already made 23-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean's loan deal from Everton into a 28m euros (£24.9m) permanent transfer. (Goal)

England hope to convince Newcastle's 20-year-old midfielder Elliot Anderson to switch from Scotland. (Sun)

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has decided against selling the club as he is concerned that could attract scrutiny from the government because of his links with sanctioned oligarch Alisher Usmanov. American investment fund MSP Sports Capital is expected to take a minority stake instead. (Mail)


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Manchester United are willing to offer 130m euros (£115m) to sign 20-year-old France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Real Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, is on Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's summer wish list, along with 22-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who plays for the Dutchman's former club Ajax. (TalkSport)

Manchester United will look to sell several first-team players, including 30-year-old England defender Harry Maguire to make room for new additions this summer. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund will not move from their 150m euro (£133m) valuation of 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham amid interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid. (90min)

Liverpool are increasingly confident they will sign Bellingham but their hopes of doing so likely rest on their bid to secure Champions League football. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Newcastle United's 23-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman. (iNews)

Leeds United's German defender Robin Koch, 26, is considered a potential signing by Newcastle United, although several Bundesliga clubs are also interested. (Sport1 - in German)

Chelsea remain interested in RB Leipzig's Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 21, despite signing three central defenders since Todd Boehly bought the club in May. (Football London)

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, may no longer be looking to sell the club despite receiving offers. (Sun)

Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 32, intends to stay at Real Madrid until his contract expires in 2024. (Athletic)

Bayern Munich will reject the chance to make the loan signing of Manchester City's Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, permanent for £62m. (Calciomercato via Mail)

Newcastle United could tempt Barcelona into selling Brazil winger Raphinha, 26, if they match the £55m fee the Spanish club paid to sign him from Leeds United last year. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Liverpool are leading the race to sign England's Mason Mount, 24, from Chelsea and Portugal's Matheus Nunes, 24, from Wolves as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to revamp his midfield. (Mail)

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is expected to leave in the summer after rejecting two new contract offers. The 27-year-old Spaniard, whose deal runs out in 2024, has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Aston Villa are keen on signing Athletic Bilbao's 31-year-old Spain defender Inigo Martinez on a free transfer in the summer, but face competition from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.(Birmingham Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Harry Maguire is a shock £50m summer target for misfiring French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United are reportedly willing to smash their club record to sign Eduardo Camavinga.
Spurs face a battle to persuade Thomas Tuchel to be their new manager.
Manchester United could be removed from the sales market as the Glazer family consider a massive U-turn which would see them instead launch a scheme to cash in on the club's global fanbase via digital sales and merchandise licensing.
Manchester United have added Chelsea's Mason Mount to a list of attacking midfield targets including Jude Bellingham, who could prove too expensive if Erik ten Hag devotes the bulk of his summer budget to a move for Harry Kane.

Harry Kane will hold talks with Daniel Levy at the end of the season before making a final decision over his future at Tottenham.
The ECB's deputy chairman Martin Darlow is to stand down from the board in May before the end of his term as the fall-out from the Yorkshire racism trial continues.
The FA are ready to donate almost £1m in gate receipts from Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final last season to Ukrainian charities in a move that will highlight the lack of progress in handing over the proceeds from Roman Abramovich's sale of the club to humanitarian causes.
Paris Saint-Germain's exit from the Champions League is likely to precipitate the departure of coach Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos.
Chelsea supporters have warned their chairman Todd Boehly that he risks causing 'irreversible toxicity' should he decide to ramp up ticket prices after a torrid season at Stamford Bridge.
Tommy Fury has claimed he won't continue to face influencers during his boxing career and insisted he is not motivated by money.
Leeds could be handed an unexpected boost before meeting Brighton on Saturday, with striker Rodrigo a possibility to play barely a month after undergoing ankle surgery.
Members of the Canadian women's soccer team have said they feel disrespected after the country's governing body released details of its proposed collective bargaining agreement on Thursday with no notice.
Novak Djokovic's coach says the 22-time Grand Slam winner was not "mentally present" during his Dubai Open defeat by Daniil Medvedev because of the United States' recent decision to bar him from entering the country as he remains unvaccinated against Covid-19.

Players who took part in the World Cup in Qatar oppose playing another tournament in the winter, a survey carried out by the international players' union FIFPRO has found.
Potential Sheffield United buyer Dozy Mmobuosi says English football should embrace the chance to have a Black owner of a club that could be destined for a speedy Premier League return.

This year's Women's Tour is in serious danger of being cancelled due to a £500k funding shortfall.
Wolves are ready to make a renewed £20m move for Bristol City's Alex Scott, as they look to edge past Tottenham and West Ham in the battle to land the highly rated youngster.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will consider a list of alternative potential managerial targets to Mauricio Pochettino that will include Luis Enrique, who was sacked by Spain after the World Cup, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi and Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti.

Several Tottenham players have reportedly been in contact with former boss Mauricio Pochettino about a return to the club this summer but he is leaving his options open with the possibility that the Real Madrid managerial job could open up.
Nelson Piquet is reportedly facing a lawsuit in Brazil over racist and homophobic comments he made about Lewis Hamilton after the British Grand Prix in 2021.

FC Luzern captain Ardon Jashari has reportedly told his agent he wants to be playing Champions League football next season amid links with Celtic.
A Rangers fan group has hit out at the "alarming scenes" outside Easter Road as the visiting support attempted to enter the stadium for the clash with Hibs.

Plans for a new 10-team Scottish Conference propose four Premiership B teams joining clubs from the Highland and Lowland Leagues from season 2024-25.

Real Madrid are considering a summer move for Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, as part of a plan to bring in a new generation of young stars that also includes Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Independent)

Manchester United's England defender Harry Maguire, 30, is a shock £50m summer target for Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Bayern Munich's honorary president Uli Hoeness says it "would be awesome" if the German champions made a move for Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, and that the day the club spends 100m euros on a transfer "is coming". (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

Manchester United have added Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, to their list of potential summer signings. (Guardian)

Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham he is keen to return and replace Antonio Conte as manager, but the 51-year-old Argentine also has options from clubs outside of England. (talkSPORT)

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will have the choice of joining Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr or his pick of Major League Soccer clubs when he leaves Anfield this summer. (Express)

Tottenham will discuss the merits of both Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel as potential managerial successors to Conte, with whom the club are set to part company. (Guardian)

Brentford boss Thomas Frank and Fulham's Marco Silva are also on a five-man shortlist to replace Conte at Tottenham. (Independent)

Manchester City are willing to sell Spain defender Aymeric Laporte, 28, this summer if the club can secure a top-level replacement. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are one of the clubs interested in 29-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, who could be signed for as little as £11m in the summer despite only joining Roma last year. (Goal)

Manchester United have also joined the growing list of admirers for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, with the 27-year-old Spaniard expected to leave the Bees after turning down a new contract. (talkSPORT)

Manchester City's Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, has emerged as a potential transfer target for Barcelona after his loan spell with Bayern Munich ends in the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)
Wolves are ready to make a renewed £20m move for Bristol City's Alex Scott as they look to move ahead of Tottenham and West Ham in the race to sign the 19-year-old English midfielder. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is in talks to sign a new contract at Paris St-Germain, but 24-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe, and Brazil attacker Neymar, 31, could leave the Ligue 1 champions this summer. (Mail)

Newcastle United are ready to compete with a handful of Premier League rivals to sign Southampton's England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28, in the summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are on the verge of agreeing a new long-term contract with Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 25. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Inter Milan have offered Edin Dzeko a new one-year contract but the Bosnia striker, 36, wants a two-year deal so could join West Ham, with Italy forward Gianluca Scamacca, 24, heading in the opposite direction. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Bayer Leverkusen are unlikely to pursue a permanent deal for England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 22, when his loan from Chelsea expires in the summer. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, has distanced himself from a potential move to Manchester United, saying he is "very happy at Barcelona". (RAC1, via Goal)

Leeds are leading the race to sign Spanish winger Ilias Akhomach, 18, when his contract expires at Barcelona this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Chelsea have joined the list of clubs who have expressed an interest in signing 18-year-old Brazilian forward Vitor Roque from Athletico Paranaense. (90min)

Paris St-Germain are considering replacing coach Christophe Galtier with their former boss Thomas Tuchel, who is still out of work after being sacked by Chelsea last September. (Relevo - in Spanish)


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Tottenham's Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, has joined Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, and Benfica's Portugal striker Gonçalo Ramos, 21, as a potential replacement for France striker Karim Benzema, 35, at Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus want to sign Richarlison as a replacement for Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23, who is expected to leave the Serie A club in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Mbappe contacted Real Madrid last summer - via his "entourage" - and said he regretted agreeing a new contract at PSG and asked the La Liga champions to sign him. (Marca)

Real Madrid want Mbappe, but are hoping they can sign him on a free transfer when his PSG contract ends in 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham's England captain Harry Kane, 29, is Manchester United's prime striker target this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham, though, are ready to include Kane in key decisions over the club's future as they bid to persuade him to extend his contract beyond 2024. (90min)

Departing Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has offered himself to Barcelona. The 31-year-old Brazil international will leave Anfield at the end of the season. (Onefootball, via Sport)

Manchester City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, is the "most viable option" for Barcelona as they look to strengthen their midfield this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Chelsea boss, German Thomas Tuchel, 49, won't consider replacing Antonio Conte as Tottenham manager unless they achieve Champions League qualification. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan are considering appointing Conte, 53, as coach for a second time as they prepare to sack his fellow Italian Simone Inzaghi, 46. (Football Insider)

Conte could leave Tottenham at the end of the season and replace Portuguese Jose Mourinho, 60, as Roma coach. (Football Italia)

Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 28, has decided to leave Inter Milan in the summer and will join Paris St-Germain as a free agent. (Fabrizio Romano)

PSG have a transfer budget of just 80m euros (£70.7m) this summer and will look to sell at least one of Brazil forward Neymar, 31, and Argentina's Lionel Messi, 35, in a bid to free up money for new signings. (Goal)

Inter Miami and Major League Soccer are using "all possible means" to lure Messi to America in the summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Brentford will not sell Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, this summer if they do not receive an acceptable offer as they are prepared to let him leave for free in 2024. (90min)

Nottingham Forest could make another signing spree at the end of the season, with manager Steve Cooper set to be handed a budget of more than £100m if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United are among the sides to have scouted Lille's Cameroon midfielder Carlos Baleba, 19. (90min)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in a move for Southampton's 19-year-old Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia. (Football Insider)

The Glazer family are targeting a sale of Manchester United before the transfer window opens in June should they decide to cash in on the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Herve Renard, the current head coach of the Saudi Arabia national team, could be appointed manager of the France women's team. (L'Equipe - in French)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Sunday 12 March 2023 08:17, UK


Steven Gerrard has flown to Istanbul to hold talks with Trabzonspor as he eyes a return to management, it has been claimed.
George Lineker has suggested dad Gary could quit Match of the Day for good when his contract runs out in two years' time.
Paris Saint-Germain are targeting a summer move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres, a year after Erik ten Hag persuaded Manchester United not to sign the Spain international.
Rochester New York FC have been forced to withdraw from entering the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season, in a major blow for the side and minority shareholder Jamie Vardy.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol explains why the BBC has announced that Gary Lineker is 'stepping back' from his duties as Match of the Day presenter
Manchester United will not be put off by Harry Kane's age - he turns 30 in July - when they launch their effort to sign the England captain at the end of the season thanks to the success they have had with Casemiro since his move from Real Madrid at the same age last summer.
MLS side St Louis City SC are interested in signing Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino when his contract expires at the end of the season and hope his relationship with former Hoffenheim sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel will give them an edge.
Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga has emerged as a possible midfield signing for Manchester United in the summer, but they will face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle as well as at least two teams from the Bundesliga.

Gary Lineker is wanted by BT Sport to become the face of their rebranded football coverage next season, with the Match of the Day presenter set to be inundated with offers following his suspension by the BBC.
The cost of upgrading Fulham's Craven Cottage Riverside Stand has soared to £200m but owner Shad Khan is happy to pay extra for a raft of high-end adjustments.
A picture circulating online of Manchester United bidder Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani has been described as "not official" by a spokesman who was unable to confirm its authenticity.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill stunned his rivals in a USTAF athletics event on Saturday in Louisville, winning his 60 metres race by more than five metres in a time of 6.70 seconds, only two-tenths slower than the winning time at the recent European Indoor Championships.
Yorkshire face losses of £500,000 after Nike ended a lucrative kit deal as a result of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.
Worcester Warriors fans have raised "serious concerns" over their new owners after it emerged they put the club up for sale shortly after buying it from the administrator.

Newcastle aim to make a move for young Fleetwood keeper Stephen McMullan.
Marcelo Bielsa fancies a Premier League return - but not until the summer.
Wigan are trying to avoid an automatic three-point penalty after failing to pay players and staff on time.
Manchester United will send young striker Joe Hugill out on loan again next season.
Manchester United are ready to make their move for Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries in the summer, with the potential for a swap involving Diogo Dalot, but there will be competition for the Dutchman from Chelsea.
Tottenham remain interested in Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford despite him committing to a new contract at Goodison Park, but it might take the Toffees getting relegated to make their chances easier and potentially cut the transfer fee.
Everton are ready to make a summer move for Sheffield United and Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye, who has scored 12 goals in the Blades' push for a Premier League return.
Adebayo Akinfenwa made his debut for Faversham Town on Saturday, starting for the Isthmian League side against Lancing but coming off at half-time in a game they went on to lose 2-1.

Paul Parker believes some members of Manchester United's squad lack the character for a Premier League title fight and showed their "old ways" during the 7-0 drubbing at Liverpool.

Katie Taylor will bid to become an undisputed champion in two weight divisions against light-welterweight star Chantelle Cameron in Dublin in May.

Jofra Archer is not setting his sights too high ahead of a busy Ashes summer and says he would be happy to play in just one Test match against old enemy Australia after such a tough time with injury over the last three years.

A staff member at the BBC has likened the furore over Gary Lineker to something from their mockumentary W1A but said it would almost not be believable as a plotline.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has charged his INEOS director of sport Sir Dave Brailsford with finding a team of individuals capable of overhauling Manchester United's sporting organisation and remains confident he will be able to beat off competition for the club from Qatar.

Rangers boss Michael Beale has dropped his heaviest hint yet that he's set to offer Ryan Jack a new deal at Ibrox.

Tottenham want to sign England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford this summer, even though the 29-year-old has just signed a new long-term contract at Everton. (Sun)

Aston Villa and Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, is another potential target for Spurs as they look for a longer-term replacement for 36-year-old former France international Hugo Lloris. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain could make a move to sign Erling Haaland from Manchester City and team up the Norway striker, 22, with France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24. (RMC Sport, via Sport - in Spanish)

But Mbappe is still keen on a move to Real Madrid, with the PSG player's representatives telling the Spanish club he still wants to join them and regrets signing a new contract at the Parc des Princes. (Marca)

Chelsea have made signing Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, a priority for this summer. (Football Insider)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, is happy with his loan spell at Chelsea and the club will speak with Atletico Madrid about a permanent move in the summer. (Relevo)

Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has flown to Istanbul to hold talks with Trabzonspor over becoming their new manager. (Karar - in Turkish)

Manchester United are prepared to make Harry Kane the most expensive British player of all-time by signing the England striker, 29, from Tottenham this summer. (Mirror)

Everton are interested in a summer move for Sheffield United's Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye, 23. (Sun)

West Ham are monitoring Norwich midfielder Gabriel Sara, although the 23-year-old Brazilian has also caught the eye of Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig. (Sunday Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are targeting a summer move for Villarreal's Pau Torres, a year after new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag persuaded the club not to sign the Spain defender, 26. (Mirror)

Ten Hag's summer transfer plans have not changed as a result of Manchester United's 7-0 defeat by Liverpool. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United fear they will not be able to sell England defender Harry Maguire, 30, this summer due to his wages, which are believed to be more than £200,000-a-week. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are unlikely to pursue a deal for Bernardo Silva because Manchester City will expect about £70m to sell the Portugal midfielder, 28. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City are close to agreeing a new deal with Argentina striker Julian Alvarez, 23, extending his contract by a year to 2028 on a much-improved salary. (TyC Sports - in Spanish)

Naby Keita's wage demands have put AC Milan off signing the Guinea midfielder this summer, even though the 28-year-old will be a free agent as his Liverpool contract is set to expire. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

MLS side St Louis City are among the clubs interested in signing Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, this summer as a free agent when he leaves Liverpool. (Bleacher Report)

Marseille are unlikely to trigger their purchase option for Manchester United's Eric Bailly by playing the on-loan Ivory Coast defender, 28, in at least 10 of their remaining 12 league games. (L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona have lost interest in signing Marcus Thuram when his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach expires in the summer as Bayern Munich look set to sign the France forward, 25, on a free transfer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea have beaten Newcastle to the signing of 17-year-old Jamaican forward Dujuan Richards from Phoenix All Stars. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barca are monitoring Hamburg's 14-year-old German winger Saido Balde. (Bild - in German)

Lille's Canada forward Jonathan David, 23, says that playing in the Premier League or La Liga are "every kid's dream". (Fabrizio Romano)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Monday's newspapers

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Fulham's £60m-rated Joao Palhinha as interest in the midfielder continues to grow, while a number of clubs are also eyeing Cottagers boss Marco Silva

Alejandro Garnacho left Old Trafford on crutches after suffering an ankle injury during Manchester United's stalemate draw with Southampton - but Erik ten Hag insised it was "not too bad".

England cricket captain Ben Stokes was left furious after his bag of clothes was stolen from King's Cross Station.

Manchester United have joined the race for Fulham star Joao Palhinha as Erik ten Hag's side seek midfield reinforcements this summer.

Tottenham are interested in signing Everton No 1 Jordan Pickford - despite the goalkeeper signing a new four-and-a half-year deal.

Inter Milan are expected to renew their interest in Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof as the Serie A side prepare for a defensive overhaul this summer.

Marcelo Bielsa fancies a Premier League return - but not until the summer.

Everton are eyeing a summer move for Sheffield United hot-shot Iliman Ndiaye.

Manchester United's sale deadline has been pushed back to the summer with hopes of a swift sale receding.

Eddie Howe is confident Callum Wilson still has what it takes to play for England as he attempts to battle his way out of a personal goal drought.

Lionel Messi's dream of returning to play in Rosario appears to be over after the city's drug wars came chillingly close to home.

Sir Clive Woodward has blamed Eddie Jones for leading English rugby into "big, big trouble" as Steve Borthwick's issues were laid bare in the crushing defeat to France.

Eder Militao is concerned Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino could inspire Liverpool to a famous comeback on Wednesday night.

West Ham have earmarked former Hammer Michael Carrick as a potential successor to under-pressure boss David Moyes.

Manchester United are looking at a summer move for Fulham's 27-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, although Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham are also monitoring him. (Sun)

Liverpool are the most serious suitors for Fulham's Palhinha. (Mail)

Manchester City are interested in 26-year-old England defender Ben Chilwell, who could be part of a "mass clearout" at Chelsea this summer. (Athletic - subscription)

Manchester City are preparing to offer Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23, a new contract until June 2028 and could be completed before the game with RB Leipzig on Tuesday. (Fabrizio Romano)

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, wants to stay at Inter Milan when his loan expires, but they cannot afford to keep him on the same terms and he is not part of Graham Potter's plans at Chelsea. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in wanting Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Nicolo Schira)

PSG have put contract talks with Argentina forward Lionel Messi and former Spain defender Sergio Ramos on hold amid concerns they will face fresh Champions League sanctions for further Financial Fair Play breaches. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Newcastle are monitoring Raphinha's situation at Barcelona, who could be willing to sell the 26-year-old Brazil winger. (Sport - in Spanish)

Nottingham Forest are not willing to offer England forward Jesse Lingard, 30, a new contract when his one-year deal ends this summer. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan will again try to sign Manchester United's 28-year-old Sweden defender Victor Lindelof in the summer after failing to agree a loan deal in January. (Sun)

Inter are favourites to sign France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, from Borussia Monchengladbach, despite interest from Juventus, Manchester United and Newcastle. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal have been monitoring France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, for the past two years at Bayer Leverkusen, but there could also be interest from Newcastle and Paris St-Germain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Athletico Paranaense's Brazilian forward Vitor Roque, 18, has turned down a move to Arsenal because he would favour a move to Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have emerged as contenders to sign Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, as a free agent when his Liverpool contract expires this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

An unnamed Saudi Arabian club will submit a "huge offer" to Firmino to sign him when he leaves Liverpool. (Football Insider)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, wants to stay at Juventus despite making only two appearances since rejoining from Manchester United last summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United and Newcastle are following the development of PSV Eindhoven's 19-year-old Netherlands midfielder Xavi Simons. (Ekrem Konur)

Nottingham Forest are yet to decide whether to sign England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26, or Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36, on a permanent deal after the end of their loan deals from Manchester United and Paris St-Germain respectively. (Football Insider)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is confident his takeover bid for Manchester United will be successful after hiring Sir Dave Brailsford. (Metro)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday's newspapers


Marco Silva is emerging as the top contender to replace Antonio Conte at Tottenham.


Wilfried Zaha is the subject of a £9m a season offer - after tax - from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.

Manchester United transfer chiefs are reportedly cautious over pursuing a deal for Harry Kane due to the expected difficulties that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would cause.

Chelsea are reviewing their sponsorship arrangement with Parimatch Tech after discovering that the betting firm are one of two companies linked to owner Todd Boehly to be sanctioned by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Chelsea and Newcastle are both hoping to bring in Raphinha from Barcelona this summer, as the Spanish club look to offload players in an effort to ease their financial issues.

West Ham and Leicester have protected themselves against the prospect of financial turmoil by inserting relegation wage reduction clauses into the contracts of their most recent signings.


Liverpool and Manchester City are keeping an eye on an increasingly messy situation surrounding the Barcelona midfielder Gavi, who could become available on a free transfer because of a dispute over whether the Spanish club can afford to register the 18-year-old.

There will be a mixture of frustration and trepidation in Cheltenham's weighing room on Tuesday as jockeys continue to struggle to adapt to changes to the whip rules that were introduced last month.


Paris Saint-Germain have put contract extension talks with Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos on hold as they seek to cut costs - and the duo may lead an exodus from the club this summer.

Manchester United are planning to send Anthony Elanga out on loan next season in a bid to supplement his development.


Ireland winger Mack Hansen has upped the ante ahead of Saturday's Six Nations showdown by claiming "everybody hates England".

Arsenal are at serious risk of losing teenage prospect Ethan Nwaneri, the youngest player in Premier League history, to one of their rivals in the so-called "big six".


Ireland delete announcement Rangers supplier Castore will make their kit after fan outrage.

Celtic star Oh Hyeon-gyu gets South Korea call-up as Germany World Cup legend names first squad as boss.

A Real Madrid representative recently visited Germany to meet Jude Bellingham and his family after making Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder, 19, their priority target for next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are willing to pay Dortmund 100m euros (£88m) for Bellingham, plus 40m (£35m) in add-ons. (Sport1, via Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United will not risk a protracted pursuit of Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, in the summer, with the prospect of dealing with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy meaning they are focusing on alternative options, including Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, and Juventus and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23. (ESPN)

Tottenham have no intention of selling Kane this summer and will instead look to agree a new contract with the England captain. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested in Barcelona's 26-year-old Brazil forward Raphinha. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Saudi Arabian and Major League Soccer teams are considering a move for England midfielder Jesse Lingard when the 30-year-old's Nottingham Forest contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Juventus could cancel 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba's contract this summer just a year after he returned to the club from Manchester United. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Christopher Nkunku will be a Chelsea player next season after the Blues reached a full agreement with RB Leipzig to sign the 25-year-old France forward. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are interested in Aston Villa's Emiliano Martinez and may make an offer for the Argentina goalkeeper, 30, in the coming weeks. (TyC Sports, via Goal)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says he wants to see Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, play for Real Madrid. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brazil forward Neymar, 31, is not looking to leave PSG as he wants to finish his career with the French club. (Athletic)

Manchester United could make another move this summer for one of their long-term targets, Inter Milan's Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 26. (Football Insider)

United are also planning to let Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 21, go out on loan next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 33, has decided to spend at least one more season with Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 30, whose contract at Crystal Palace runs out in the summer, has been offered a £9m-a-season deal by Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Mail)

West Ham are set to challenge RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid for the signing of Norwich City's Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Sara, 23, this summer. (Football Insider)

West Ham are also leading the chase for Bournemouth's Zimbabwe left-back Jordan Zemura, 23, who was dropped at the weekend over his contract situation. (90min)

Arsenal are yet to give up hope of keeping Ethan Nwaneri amid significant interest from Manchester City and Chelsea in the 15-year-old English midfielder. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund have decided to try to sell Belgium defender Thomas Meunier this summer, despite the 31-year-old having one more year on his contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Fulham boss Marco Silva is emerging as the top contender to replace Antonio Conte as Tottenham coach. (Sun)

Former Real Madrid striker Raul, who is currently the club's reserve-team coach, has established himself as a serious contender to replace Carlo Ancelotti as first-team boss when the Italian's current contract ends in 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

All players in the West Ham squad face 'significant pay cuts' if the club is relegated from the Premier League this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester have also inserted relegation wage reduction clauses into the contracts of their most recent signings. (Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
10:10 · WED March 15, 2023

The latest rumours and gossip from Tuesday's back pages, including reports of Liverpool and Manchester City eyeing up a move for Gavi.

18-year-old Barcelona midfielder Gavi could be available on a free with the Catalan giants facing a tricky situation on the finances of his registration. Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly keeping an eye on the developments. (The Times)

After limited first-team minutes this season, Swedish winger Anthony Elanga could spend the next season out on loan as Manchester United look to improve his development elsewhere. (Daily Mirror)

Top of the table and fighting with Manchester City for the Premier League title, Arsenal are reportedly set to lose out on one of their top talents for the future in Ethan Nwaneri, the young English is believed to joininng one of the fellow "big-six". (Daily Telegraph)

Fulham boss Marco Silva is reportedly becoming a top pick to replace current Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, with the Italian's contract set to expire in the summer. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is reportedly the target of a £9m a season offer, after tax, from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Daily Mail)

In a bid to control their costs, French giants Paris Saint-Germain have put the contract extensions of veterans Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi on hold, the duo could lead an exodus of players from the side this summer. (The Times)

Both Chelsea and Newcastle United are aiming to bring Raphinha back to the Premier League this summer as Barcelona's financial issues may force them into selling key players.

Manchester United's hierarchy are wary about pushing for a deal for Harry Kane this summer due to the potential difficulties that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy might cause. (Both Daily Mail)

Tottenham are not willing to sell England striker Harry Kane in the summer even if the 29-year-old, whose contract with Spurs runs out in summer 2024, does not sign a new deal. (Sky Sports)

Former Spain and Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique would be interested in taking over as Tottenham boss if Spurs parted company with Antonio Conte. (Times - subscription required)

Mohamed Salah, 30, is strongly considering leaving Anfield despite signing a new contract last summer. Liverpool stand to make a big profit on the Egypt forward, with Paris St-Germain chasing his signing. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Liverpool and Newcastle, and he is ready to leave Brighton in the summer. (90 Min)

Inter Milan chief executive Beppe Marotta says Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, will return to Chelsea when his season-long loan spell at the Serie A side comes to an end. (Sky Sport Italia)

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, has held contract talks with Chelsea but the two parties are not close to reaching an agreement. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona are looking to raise £70m with the sale of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The 25-year-old is Chelsea's number-one transfer target this summer, but they will have to battle it out with Manchester United for his signing. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are going to offer Uruguay midfielder Facundo Pellistri, 21, a new contract before loaning him out next season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds United have agreed to sign Barcelona and Spain forward Ilias Akhomach, 18, at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, is no longer a target for Barcelona, who had been tracking him for more than a year. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina and Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, 23, has agreed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League club. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney but the Gunners would be looking for between £35m to £40m for the 25-year-old Scotland international. (Caught Offside)

Liverpool and Newcastle are racing one another to sign Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, 21, from Boca Juniors. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain are considering offering former Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 37, a new contract, with his current two-year deal ending in the summer. The ex-Real Madrid centre-back has also been linked with a move to the MLS or Saudi Arabia. (Sport - in Spanish)

After six years with Paris St-Germain, Canada international Ashley Lawrence has decided not to renew her contract. The 27-year-old will leave the club at the end of the season. (Le Parisien - in French)

Leeds United duo Wilfried Gnonto and Weston McKennie could be involved in a swap deal with Juventus in the summer. American midfielder McKennie, 24, is currently on loan to Leeds but Juventus are open to making it a permanent deal with Italian forward Gnoto, 19, going the other way. ( - in Italian)

Lee Carsley could leave his post as England Under-21 manager after this summer's European Championships and former England players Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker could be considered to replace him. (Mirror)