Press Gossip - 2024


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 25 March 2024 07:21, UK


Manchester United face being barred from Europe next season after Uefa stuck to their ban on clubs under the same ownership competing against each other.
Donny van de Beek is set to return to Manchester United this summer with Eintracht Frankfurt unlikely to make his loan permanent.
Manchester United sent scouts to watch Barcelona defender Mikayil Faye score a stunner on his Senegal debut on Friday night as they line up a potential summer transfer.
Sergio Aguero saw his return to the pitch in a legends' match cut short following a shoulder injury.
Al-Hilal are chasing former Leeds star Raphinha, according to reports and are willing to splash £86m on the Barcelona player.
Barcelona have turned down £172m for La Masia graduate Lamine Yamal, according to club president Joan Laporta.
Erling Haaland has called for goal-line technology to be introduced across all lines on the pitch.
Jose Mourinho waved the chequered flag for the Portuguese MotoGP - and then dropped a major hint about his football return.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur says he has been playing with a broken toe.
Andre Lima earned a $50,000 bonus for winning his UFC fight Saturday night, but it wasn't by way of knockout, submission or judges' decision. Rather, Lima was bit by his opponent, Igor Severino, and won by disqualification.

The Professional Footballers' Association is likely to get involved following Newcastle and Tottenham's decision to stage an end-of-season friendly in Australia.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has mentioned 100,000 as a potential capacity for a new Old Trafford and it would appear Manchester United already have people on the case who can make that work.
Former Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber will escape FA disciplinary action for suggesting Raheem Sterling, Max Aarons and three other Black players would be in jail if they were not footballers because he is not currently in work.
Kylian Mbappe has revealed he will make an announcement about his future before Euro 2024 gets under way.
Manchester City are monitoring developments with Everton centre back Jarrad Branthwaite.
Aurelien Tchouameni has appeared to confirm that Kylian Mbappe will join him at Real Madrid this summer.
German Football Association president Bernd Neuendorf has revealed that discussions have taken place with Julian Nagelsmann about the possibility of extending his contract.
Former Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber will escape FA disciplinary action for suggesting Raheem Sterling, Max Aarons and three other black players would be in jail if they were not football because he is not currently in work.

Lisandro Martinez is stepping up his fitness back at Manchester United after returning to England from Argentina duty.
Brazil coach Dorival Junior says Tottenham striker Richarlison is in the midst of a "slow process" to get back up to full fitness.

Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has said he's pleased Jordan Henderson is happy after allowing his former Liverpool team-mate to leave the Saudi Pro League club.
Jose Mourinho is targeting a return to management this summer, just months after his Roma sacking.
Arsenal are keen admirers of Nottingham Forest star Morgan Gibbs-White and could be tempted into a summer swoop for the midfielder.
Mercedes supremo Toto Wolff is ready to swoop if he thinks there is even the slightest chance of Max Verstappen quitting Red Bull.
A plan to float Etihad Airways on the stock exchange could be good news for Manchester City in their bid to beat the 115 Premier League charges hanging over the club.

Tottenham are reportedly interested in Genoa star Albert Gudmundsson as they look to bolster their forward ranks at the end of the season.
Germany will wear a pink away shirt at Euro 2024 in a move that claims to represent the diversity of the country's population and football fanbase.

The RFU will review a controversial incident towards the end of Saracens' victory over Harlequins in which the television match official (TMO) is accused of ignoring foul play to protect his ego.

Rory Wilson is set to be rewarded for his incredible scoring exploits with a lucrative new contract at Aston Villa.

Manchester City are monitoring Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid also interested in the 21-year-old Englishman. (Mail)

Manchester United have been linked with selling Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, but the club plan to keep the 27-year-old and give him an improved contract. (Star)

Manchester United are targeting Benfica and Portugal midfielder Joao Neves, 19, as one of their summer priorities, but the club could also consider a move for 28-year-old France international Adrien Rabiot, who plays for Juventus, as a more affordable option. (Caught Offside)

United are also tracking Barcelona and Senegal defender Mikayil Faye, 19, but face competition from Bayer Leverkusen and Inter Milan. (Mail)

West Ham are planning a move for 28-year-old Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea. (Football Insider)

Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been given a boost in their pursuit of Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, with the Brazilian playmaker admitting he has "other goals". (Team Talk)

Bayern Munich want a decision from Canada left-back Alphonso Davies next week about whether the 23-year-old, who has been linked with Real Madrid, will agree to a new contract at the Bundesliga champions. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham are preparing an early summer bid of between £30m-£40m for 24-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, whose contract at Chelsea runs out in 2025. (Football Insider)

Genoa forward Albert Gudmundsson is on the radar of Tottenham, while Inter Milan are also interested in the 26-year-old Iceland international. (Football Transfers)

But Gudmundsson would prefer to stay in Italy and is keen on joining Inter, although Juventus are also following him closely. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Julian Nagelsmann, 36, said "it is not impossible" that he extends his contract as Germany manager beyond the end of this summer's Euro 2024 tournament, with talks about a new deal having taken place. (Metro)

Benfica's Rui Pedro Braz is high on a list of potential successors to take over from Dan Ashworth as Newcastle United's sporting director. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United could try to sign 19-year-old Senegal defender Mikayil Faye from Barcelona in the summer. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 26 March 2024 07:39, UK


Arsenal are set for a bidding war over Sporting Lisbon star Ousmane Diomande after matching Chelsea's offer ahead of the summer transfer window.
Neymar is unable to fly his £10m helicopter as it has been grounded by authorities in Brazil
Emma Paton, Colin Lloyd and Polly James analyse Luke Littler's Premier League performance at the halfway stage and discuss harsh suggestions that the 17-year-old's bubble has burst
Angel Di Maria's family have reportedly been threatened if the player returns to Rosario in Argentina.
West Ham have signed Dean Bonjasky, the son of former kickboxing world champion Remy Bonjasky.
Brazil international Gabriel "Gabigol" Barbosa has been suspended for two years after a doping fraud investigation.
Luke Littler is cashing in on his double-tops skills by selling signed replica shirts.
More than 1,600 football hooligans will be banned from leaving Britain during the Euros this summer.

Manchester United are mulling over plans to make Old Trafford a 100,000-capacity stadium.

Liverpool are prepared to go to war with Bayern Munich to get Xabi Alonso.
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has revealed his regret at leaving the club and says he wishes he could 'turn the clock back'.
Didier Deschamps has insisted William Saliba continues to struggle to break into France's starting line-up because his shaky international displays haven't 'gone well'.
Real Madrid are reportedly lining up a move for 18-year-old wonderkid Leny Yoro as they look to beat a number of Europe's top clubs to his signature.
Kylian Mbappe earns more than twice as much as any other player in Europe, according to a new report.
Football's lawmakers have no plans to place a time limit on VAR checks, despite West Ham fans complaining about the five minutes and 37 seconds they were left in limbo at the London Stadium before the international break.
Declan Rice says he will speak to Ben White upon his return to Arsenal, with England's newest captain hopeful that his club team-mate will eventually agree to end his exile.
Declan Rice says he was left 'speechless' after being named captain for England's friendly against Belgium at Wembley.
Erik ten Hag is set to earn a stay of execution at Manchester United with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS planning for him to remain in charge next season, according to reports.

Roberto De Zerbi is 'flattered' by interest from Bayern Munich - but the sought-after Italian coach is in no rush to make a decision over his long-term future.

Sheffield United will set up a scheme to compensate Chelsea supporters after the kick-off time for the Premier League clash between the clubs at Bramall Lane on April 7 was moved twice in the space of three days.
The cost of renovating the Santiago Bernabeu now stands at £1.51bn, Real Madrid's interim accounts for the 2023-24 season have shown.
Arsenal midfielder Lia Walti will be out for several weeks with a knee injury.
Koke has signed a new one-year contract at Atletico Madrid.
Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley has been ordered to pay £3.4million ($4.3m) to a Greek shipping magnate by April 22 - or he can petition the court for a bankruptcy order.

Chelsea's Fan Advisory Board has hit back at the "attacks and campaigns" against owners Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano, and urged supporters to pull in the same direction.
Harry Brook will make his return to cricket with Yorkshire in the County Championship next week having withdrawn from the Indian Premier League after the death of his grandmother.
The Association of Tennis Professionals has thrown open the bidding process for a tenth Masters 1000 event, probably staged in the first week of the season, so that the Saudi billions will have competition from other oil-rich states.

Chelsea have taken 18-year-old Nigerian striker Hafiz Umar Ibrahim on trial, with Raheem Sterling playing a key role in the move.

The former chief executive of Chelsea, Marina Granovskaia, once described as "the most powerful woman in football", is facing questions about what she knew of secret payments made under the club's former owner Roman Abramovich, amid a continuing investigation into alleged breaches of football spending rules.
The female employee who made a complaint of inappropriate behaviour against Christian Horner will take her case to an employment tribunal if an appeal against the dismissal of her grievance is unsuccessful.

More than 1,600 English and Welsh football hooligans will be forced to surrender their passports to the police for the duration of this summer's European Championship, under tough new measures to tackle violence at major tournaments.

Lewis MacLeod is back at Rangers nine years after leaving as he continues his coaching journey - the 29-year-old was forced into an early retirement in 2022 after a succession of serious injuries left him unable to continue.

Manchester United are targeting Brentford manager Thomas Frank to take over from Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the summer, not England boss Gareth Southgate. (Football Transfers)

However, according to other reports co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos are planning for Ten Hag to be in charge at United next season, but are developing a strategy to be able to move quickly should they decide to replace him. (inews)

United will prioritise a deal for Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise, 22, this summer over PSV attacker Johan Bakayoko - with Liverpool and Manchester City set to battle it out for the 20-year-old Belgium winger. (Team Talk)

Tottenham are interested in completing a permanent deal for RB Leipzig and Germany forward Timo Werner, 28, but are in no rush to trigger a £14.5m option to buy. (Four Four Two)

Arsenal have matched the £51m plus bonuses offer Chelsea have made for Sporting Lisbon and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, 20. (Record via Sun)

Aston Villa midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo wants to return to his native Italy from Turkish side Galatasaray when his loan spell finishes at the Premier League club. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, is viewing Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid as an opportunity to prove his credentials for a future move to the Spanish giants. (AS - in Spanish)

West Ham expect 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma to seal a permanent move to Ligue 1 club Lyon this summer. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa and Everton are interested in Barcelona and Spain midfielder Fermin Lopez, 20, with the Toffees seeing a move fail to materialise in January. (Sport)

Bayer Leverkusen are among the top European clubs interested in signing Everton's England Under-17s goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks, 16, this summer. (Mail)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is "flattered" by interest from Bayern Munich - but the Italian coach is in no rush to make a decision over his long-term future. (Mirror)

Chelsea face penalties including a points deduction or expulsion from the Premier League if they are found guilty of breaching spending rules under Roman Abramovich's ownership. (Guardian)

Liverpool will rival Manchester United for Juventus' Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 26. (Team Talk)

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group and new football chief Michael Edwards are exploring a deal to purchase Ligue 1 club Toulouse. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have decided against making Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's move from Fiorentina permanent for £17m, and AC Milan are monitoring the 27-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona will seek to extend the loan of Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 29, from Manchester City for another year. (Marca - in Spanish)

Barcelona are also interested in signing former Manchester City midfielder Aleix Garcia, 26, from Girona, after failing to agree a deal for the Spaniard in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

England forward Raheem Sterling, 29, has played a key role in setting up a trial at Chelsea for promising 18-year-old Nigerian striker Hafiz Umar Ibrahim. (Evening Standard)

Everton are interested in signing Arsenal's highly rated 18-year-old Welsh forward Omari Benjamin. (Football Insider)

Los Angeles FC have reportedly sent AC Milan and France striker Olivier Giroud, 37, a formal contract proposal to join the Major Soccer League club as a free agent. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 27 March 2024 08:14, UK


Manchester United will look to bring England's entire coaching staff to Old Trafford this summer, SunSport can reveal. Gareth Southgate is now the red-hot favourite to replace Erik ten Hag if the Dutchman is axed at the end of the season.
Manchester United fans face travel hell for Saturday's Premier League clash at Brentford because of train strikes.
Nike have come under fire for the size of the cockerel emblem on the new France shirt, sparking another kit controversy after they were slammed for changing the colours of the St George's Cross on the new England strip.

Chelsea's ever-evolving medical department is set for another addition with the club now seeking a new head of performance medicine amid a Premier League season plagued by injuries.
French World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf has questioned Didier Deschamps for snubbing William Saliba.
Manchester United have received assurances from UEFA that they will be allowed to take part in the Europa League next season if Nice also qualify despite the European governing body's restrictions on multi-club ownership.
Newcastle star Alexander Isak has dropped a major hint about his future at the club ahead of the summer window admitting 'if things show up, things can happen.'
Manchester United reportedly want to speak to Wolves manager Gary O'Neil about a potential coaching role at Old Trafford.
The Football Association of Ireland has ruled out Roberto Di Matteo as a candidate for the national team's next permanent manager.
Conor Benn's route back to fighting on home soil may have been dealt a blow after UK Anti-Doping and the British Boxing Board of Control won an appeal against the verdict to lift his temporary suspension.

Jose Mourinho has suggested he would consider taking a job in Saudi Arabia because Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his eyes to the possibilities in the country.

Anti-racism campaigners in Spain have called on the country's institutions to do more to crack down on racism in football, after Real Madrid winger Vinícius Júnior laid bare the personal toll exacted by years of racist insults.

Inter Milan defender Francesco Acerbi will face no action after the investigation into an alleged racist remark he made towards Napoli's Juan Jesus conclude there was insufficient evidence to take the matter further.

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero has expressed a desire to play for Argentina at the Olympics this summer.

Harlequins are increasingly confident that Danny Care will reject a final payday in France and instead sign a contract extension to end his career at the club. The 37-year-old scrum half called time on his England career on Monday having won the last of his 101 caps during the Six Nations.
Marcus Rashford has been playing through injury for over a month. The winger has been carrying a "slight knock" since February's FA Cup clash with Nottingham Forest.

Gareth Southgate has defended playing John Stones despite his injury scare for Manchester City.

Former QPR sporting director Les Ferdinand has revealed how things turned 'toxic' at the London club after Michael Beale left for Rangers in 2022.

Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland is a transfer target for Barcelona in the summer of 2025. The 23-year-old's agent, Rafaela Pimenta, met with Barcelona sports director Deco last month. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 28, could become an option for Manchester United this summer. (Fabrizio Romano via Caught Offside)

Manchester United have identified Wolves' 23-year-old Brazil midfielder Joao Gomes as a replacement for 32-year-old Casemiro. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal are considering a summer move for Sporting Lisbon and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, 20, after he stood out during a scouting trip to watch 25-year-old Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres. (Sun)

Sporting Lisbon's Gyokeres has moved ahead of England and Brentford striker Ivan Toney on Arsenal's list of potential new strikers, while West Ham are also interested. (TalkSport)

Manchester United would bring in England's full coaching staff if they appoint Gareth Southgate as manager in the summer. (Sun)

Manchester United want to speak to Wolves manager Gary O'Neil about a role in a new coaching set-up at Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Jose Mourinho says he is ready to return to coaching this summer following his departure from Roma.(Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich are willing to offer Barcelona a world record fee for 25-year-old Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool and Bayern Munich are keen on Brighton coach Roberto de Zerbi as an alternative to Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso. (Bild - in German)

Luis Diaz's father says "hope has not yet been lost" about Liverpool's Colombia winger, 27, playing in Spain. (Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Wolves are leading the race to sign Southampton and Scotland striker Che Adams, 27, when he becomes a free agent in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription)

Ajax are exploring a deal for Aston Villa's 20-year-old English midfielder Tim Iroegbunam. (Football Insider)

Sturm Graz want to sign Arsenal's 21-year-old Danish striker Mika Biereth on a permanent deal following a successful loan. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are open to selling Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares, 24, this summer, with Lazio interested. (Football London)

Chelsea will listen to offers for England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, English defender Trevor Chalobah, 24, and 22-year-old Albania striker Armando Broja this summer as they attempt to avoid breaching the Premier League's financial regulations. (Football Insider)

Brighton are tracking 24-year-old Nigerian winger Philip Otele, who plays for Romanian club Cluj.(Evening Standard)

Real Madrid sent scouts to watch River Plate's 16-year-old Argentine midfielder Franco Mastantuono. (90min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 28 March 2024 08:01, UK

Marcus Rashford is in a fight to hold on to his place in the England squad for Euro 2024.
England centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite is being looked at by Manchester United as a possible summer target in one of their priority areas to bolster for next season
Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett and Oliver Yew reflect on England’s performance against Belgium and discuss who is closer to being named in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2024 squad
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders is a contender for the vacant Ajax job as he considers his future beyond this season.
Novak Djokovic has split with his coach Goran Ivanisevic in the latest evidence of unrest in the world No 1's camp.

Arsenal and West Ham can almost guarantee an extra Champions League place for English clubs in 2024-25 by evicting German teams from Europe.
Harry Kane is set to take part in Bayern Munich's friendly against his old club at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday August 10 - the week before the new Premier League season.
AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud is set to join MLS side Los Angeles FC in a permanent transfer.

England second-choice goalkeeper Sam Johnstone underwent surgery on Wednesday after injuring his elbow during training and will miss Euro 2024.
Louis Rees-Zammit, the former Wales rugby star who quit the sport in January to pursue a career in the NFL, is closing in on a dream move to join Super Bowl winners Kansas City Chiefs.
Luis Diaz's father has admitted the Liverpool winger has not given up hope over a move to Spain.
Liverpool and Scotland are hopeful Andy Robertson has avoided a serious injury after he limped off during the defeat to Northern Ireland on Tuesday, though both parties are still sweating on a full prognosis from the left-back's scan on Wednesday.
Antony has been putting in extra work during the international break that will leave Manchester United supporters and manager Erik ten Hag delighted.
Manchester United are set to appoint Matt Johnson as their new head of women's football when Polly Bancroft departs at the end of the season.
Tottenham and Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in bringing Marcus Edwards back to the Premier League from Sporting CP.
'Hundreds' of West Ham United supporters are thought to have bought tickets in home sections for their Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen - sparking concerns over crowd trouble.
Antoine Griezmann is set to make his horse racing debut as an owner in England on Friday with Hooking giving the France international a first British runner.

Crystal Palace have been slammed by angry season-ticket holders after the club decided to remove discounts for members of the armed forces and NHS staff.
Arsenal sporting director Edu has compiled a 10-man striker shortlist for the summer transfer window.
Arsenal have still not opened talks to renew Jorginho's contract as his agent continues to talk up a move back to Italy.
Gareth Southgate insists the "door is open" for Ben White - but is not planning to call him ahead of the Euros.

Gareth Southgate and other international managers will ask UEFA to change the squad limit for Euro 2024 from 23 to 26.
Football fans travelling to the Euros in Germany this summer have been warned that beer in the country can be stronger than the pints they drink in the UK.
Pep Lijnders, the Liverpool assistant manager, is under consideration by Ajax to become their head coach next season.
Several England players are approaching the season's limit of game time agreed with the RFU and the Rugby Players' Association, leaving Gallagher Premiership coaches facing a tricky task to juggle their resources in the run-in to the end of the domestic season.

John Stones is losing his battle to be fit for Manchester City's crunch showdown with title rivals Arsenal.

Brazil forward Richarlison has revealed he endured depression after his country's quarter-final loss to Croatia at the 2022 World Cup and considered quitting football.
Boat Race organisers have issued new safety guidance for the race on Saturday, warning rowers not to enter the water and to cover any open wounds, after high levels of E. coli bacteria were found on the River Thames course.
The Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark has a $5m offer on the table to join the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league.

Brendan Rodgers will fight the SFA at Hampden on Thursday - backed by London legal big-hitter Nick De Marco.

Celtic have responded to the Green Brigade's stinging statement accusing the club of being "vindictive" after being denied a designated standing area at upcoming womens' games.
Hibs boss Nick Montgomery has hinted the club will look to land Danish attacking midfielder Emiliano Marcondes on a permanent deal next summer, but they will not break the bank to pay him.

Arsenal have a 10-man shortlist for a new striker this summer with RB Leipzig's Slovenian Benjamin Sesko, 20, Sporting Lisbon's Viktor Gyokeres, 25, and his fellow Sweden international, Newcastle's Alexander Isak, 24, among those being monitored. (Mirror)

Brentford's Ivan Toney, 28, also remains on the Gunners' shortlist with the England striker having attracted interest from Mikel Arteta's side for several seasons. (Mail)

Manchester United are keen on Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, as they prioritise improving their defence next season. (Telegraph)

Pep Guardiola is "obsessed" by Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, but Manchester City would have to pay 100m euros (£85.7m) to sign the Brazil international. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

West Ham expect Manchester City to move again for their Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are among the clubs interested in Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento, 24, who made his Brazil debut against England last week. (Globo - in Portuguese)

Tottenham want to sign Feyenoord's Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez, 22, as their replacement for Harry Kane this summer - one year after the 30-year-old England striker's departure to Bayern Munich. (Caught Offside)

Liverpool forward Luis Diaz, 27, has not given up hope of moving to one of the big Spanish La Liga clubs in the future, according to the Colombia international's father. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are interested in signing Argentine defender Aaron Anselmino, 18, from Boca Juniors. (Ole - in Spanish)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is Bayern Munich's leading managerial candidate if they cannot persuade their former midfielder Xabi Alonso to join from Bayer Leverkusen. (Florian Plettenberg)

Tottenham, West Ham, Brighton and Everton are all plotting moves for Juventus and England Under-21 winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 20. (Football Insider)

Italy midfielder Jorginho, 32, could leave Arsenal this summer to return to his homeland. (Football London)

The Gunners' hopes of signing winger Xavi Simons, 20, have been hit because Paris St-Germain want to give the Netherlands international more game time when he returns from a loan at RB Leipzig. (Express)

Manchester United will let Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 32, leave this summer. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid cannot afford a rumoured move for Liverpool and England full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, 25. (Goal)

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 34, is set to sign a one-year contract extension to stay at Real Madrid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders is a contender to take charge at Ajax next season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are frustrated at Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri's lack of game time while on loan at Sevilla with the 21-year-old having made just four appearances in La Liga since joining in January. (90min)

Arsenal teenager Ethan Nwaneri will sign his first professional deal at the club after returning from England under-17 duty this week with the 17-year-old midfielder having previously attracted interest from Manchester City. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 29 March 2024 08:24, UK


Manchester United and Newcastle are refusing to compromise in the stand-off over Dan Ashworth, with both clubs planning for a summer transfer window without having a sporting director in place.
Chelsea will appoint a new chairman in 2027 to replace Todd Boehly. As part of an extraordinary agreement, the club's American co-owners can pass the chairmanship between themselves every five years.
Jason Burt of The Telegraph and Jonathan Liew from The Guardian discuss the news that Xabi Alonso is expected to stay at Bayer Leverkusen next season and turn down the opportunity to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
Manchester United and Real Madrid are among the clubs maintaining a watching brief on Dani Olmo this summer. The 25-year-old Spain international is continuing to excel at RB Leipzig and has a clause that becomes active this summer where he can leave for £52m.
Bayern Munich have reportedly set their sights on former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of Xabi Alonso.
Alphonso Davies' agent has hit out at Bayern Munich for giving the full-back an "ultimatum" over a contract extension amid the player being linked with a move to Real Madrid.
The FA's review of the approval process behind England's controversial new Nike kit has already discovered that more rigorous checks and balances were in place under previous regimes at Wembley.
Former England rugby captain Phil Vickery has been made bankrupt, with documents showing he owes £100,000 to a company that is in liquidation.
Nearly half of all NFL teams showed an interest in signing former rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit following his shock switch to football. The 23-year-old has agreed a deal to join the Kansas City Chiefs, with his move to the Super Bowl champions set to be finalised on Friday.
The PFA is facing more accusations of overlooking potential conflicts of interest as board member Ebru Koksal is also working as an advisor to Mercury/13, an investment fund who have pledged to spend £85m on buying women's football clubs.
Manchester United reportedly want to buy Juventus defender Gleison Bremer for £51m - and could hand over Mason Greenwood in a shock exchange.

Ethan Nwaneri, the youngest player in Premier League history, has formalised his commitment to Arsenal by signing his first professional contract at the club.
Former referee Jon Moss departed as the director of top Premier League officials after a fallout with some of the leading English referees.
Kyle Walker and John Stones were absent from Manchester City training on Thursday as their battle to be fit for the key Premier League clash against Arsenal this weekend cranks up.
Concern over the environmental impact of 'Parkrun tourism', where participants visit locations beginning with every letter of the alphabet, has been revealed among the reasons for deleting an all-time record list from the charity's website. Completing an 'A-Z' of Parkrun locations comes with considerable kudos in the running community.

Premier League clubs are under fire for using fan boards for their own PR. Sixteen months after Fan Advisory Boards became mandatory in the wake of the failure of the European Super League, there are questions about the control some top-flight clubs have.

Paolo Maldini and Hugo Viana are among the candidates identified as part of Newcastle's search for a sporting director to replace the Manchester United-bound Dan Ashworth.
Uefa could expand the size of squads at Euro 2024 after saying they will listen to managers who want to take more players.

Wrexham have disclosed that Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney more than doubled their investment in the club last year. The Welsh club have fallen further into debt despite their promotion to the EFL.
Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher believes working with "best in the world" Alisson has made him a better player.
Bukayo Saka is among a host of Arsenal players facing a race against time to be fit for Sunday's titanic clash with Manchester City.
Belgian prosecutors have slammed a display of "blatant cheating" as top-flight teams Genk and Westerlo played out a 1-1 draw which saw the ball passed around for the final few minutes with the scoreline suiting both teams.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag's assistant Mitchell van der Gaag is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at their former club Ajax.
David Sullivan has blasted Championship clubs who pay players £40,000-per-week and managers £1m-per-year.
Southampton midfielder Joe Rothwell cannot quite believe the quality of the Championship top four going all-out for promotion.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a shock transfer move for former Stoke flop Joselu.
Arsenal face a battle with bitter rivals Tottenham to land Pedro Neto

Tottenham are letting go five of the club's longest-serving scouts as part of the ongoing restructuring of their football staff.
Willian will not make a decision on his Fulham future until the end of the season, according to head coach Marco Silva.

Everton boss Sean Dyche has hit out at claims that he slapped Nathan Patterson during the club's recent trip to Portugal - insisting he merely "tapped" the Scotland star, who didn't get the joke.
Andy Robertson has received an injury boost after news that his ankle knock picked up on Scotland duty is not serious.

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Spain international Dani Olmo, who has a £52m release clause to leave RB Leipzig this summer. The 25-year-old winger is also interesting Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham. (Mail)

Liverpool are looking at Sporting Lisbon's Ruben Amorim and Brighton and Hove Albion's Roberto de Zerbi to replace outgoing manager Jurgen Klopp with top target Xabi Alonso set to stay at Bayer Leverkusen. (Telegraph)

Manchester United representatives have been to Spain to identify potential transfer targets and 34-year-old Spain striker Joselu, who is on loan at Real Madrid from Espanyol, is one of the names on their list. (Relevo - in Spanish)

United will have to pay at least 60m euros (£51.3m) for Brazil international Gleison Bremer, 27, who plays for Juventus, and the Red Devils' striker Mason Greenwood, 22, could be included in the deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona could miss out on Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 29, with Manchester United ready to make a move for the Bayern Munich star this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Newcastle United will rival Manchester United for the signing of Everton and England Under-21 centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, 21. (Football Transfers)

Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are ready to battle it out for Juventus' Dean Huijsen, 18, with the Spanish defender catching the eye this season during a loan spell with Roma. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Italian club Genoa are expecting to receive bids in the summer for 26-year-old Iceland forward Albert Gudmundsson, who has been linked with Tottenham and West Ham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle United ran the rule over several Brazil players during their friendly against England last week, with Barcelona winger Raphinha, 27, and Juventus defender Gleison Bremer, 27, thought to be on their radar. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United and Tottenham target Jean-Clair Todibo, the 24-year-old France international centre-back, could be available for £40m from Nice this summer. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace want to sign 19-year-old Valencia defender Cristhian Mosquera in the summer but face competition for the Spain Under-21 international from Atletico Madrid. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea will replace Todd Boehly as chairman in 2027. (Mail)

There is a strong temptation for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 30, currently on loan at Roma from Chelsea, to move to Saudi Arabia. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 30 March 2024 07:48, UK


Liverpool could land Ruben Amorim for as little as £12.8m after Xabi Alonso confirmed he would not be succeeding Jurgen Klopp.
Sir Dave Brailsford held a 60th birthday dinner that saw Gareth Southgate, Dan Ashworth and Premier League managers sitting around the table in an incredible football summit.
Leicester City supporters turned on their faltering team after the club's automatic promotion push suffered a major setback against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Middlesbrough overcame an injury crisis and an aborted plane landing to claim a 90th-minute equalising goal that damaged Southampton's hopes of automatic promotion back to the Premier League.
Nine of 10 Gallagher Premiership clubs have posted financial losses which total almost £25m for the 2022-23 season.
Sky Sports' Melissa Reddy examines the possible names for Liverpool's manager search, after Xabi Alonso commits his future to Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool are reportedly preparing for life without Mohamed Salah and will target one of his Egyptian team-mates, Frankfurt's Omar Marmoush, as a replacement.
Erik ten Hag says he expects Luke Shaw to return from injury before the end of the season as the England defender aims to prove his fitness in time for the European Championships this summer.
Three-time world champion Michael van Gerwen aimed a swipe at teenage sensation Luke Littler after his Premier League defeat.
Fernando Torres has returned to Liverpool to shadow Jurgen Klopp for the day while the team were in training ahead of their game against Brighton. Torres is currently managing Atletico Madrid's U19s but was invited to oversee training and gain first-hand experience from Klopp and his No 2 Pep Ljinders.
Antoine Griezmann suffered disappointment on his UK horse racing debut as his horse Hooking finished third behind favourite Elegant Man in the Good Friday meeting at Newcastle.
England's players' partners are set to be kept 20 miles from Gareth Southgate's football team during this summer's Euros to prevent a repeat of the 'circus' that engulfed the team the last time the players competed inn Germany.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah's commercial company made a huge profit, new accounts have revealed.
Mercedes have agreed a new multi-million-pound sponsorship deal with Adidas to become the Formula One team's official team clothing and merchandising partner next season.

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will take things "day by day" with Andy Robertson as he indicated the left back's injury was not serious.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is confident Kobbie Mainoo can deal with the hype following his impressive full England debut.

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi amid reports the Italian could replace him at Liverpool next season.
Jurgen Klopp gives his thoughts on Roberto De Zerbi's style at Brighton and admits the Seagulls can beat anyone on their day.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has risked the wrath of Cristian Romero after indicating the club could block the centre-back from playing at the 2024 Olympics.
Pep Guardiola has admitted he would love to have signed Declan Rice - who decided to snub Treble winners Manchester City in favour of Arsenal.
Erik ten Hag's trusted assistant at Manchester United, Mitchell van der Gaag, is being eyed by Ajax as the Dutch club seek a new manager.

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has branded Blues fans booing manager Mauricio Pochettino "unusual and disruptive".

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes Ben White ends his England call-up protest soon.
Chelsea have given a trial to 18-year-old Nigerian wonderkid Hafiz Umar Ibrahim
Mark Ogden, Senior Writer for ESPN, says that Jamie Carragher's comments suggesting Arsenal and Man City will be the next big rivalry once Klopp leaves are writing off lots of factors, including Arsenal's lack of a striker.

Marco Silva believes Fulham do not need to rush into signing a striker this summer following the impressive form of Rodrigo Muniz.
The acting head of the Spanish football federation, Pedro Rocha, will travel to FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, next week to reassure the world governing body of changes his organisation is making after a number of recent scandals.
Barcelona head coach Xavi has confirmed he is suing two journalists and insisted he "will not tolerate the lying".
Lionel Messi will not play against NYCFC on Saturday with a view to returning for the midweek CONCACAF Champions Cup game against Monterrey, Inter Miami assistant coach Javier Morales has confirmed.
Eder Militao is not expected to return for Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City.

Nuno Espirito Santo has warned that Nottingham Forest will not discuss any summer transfer while his team are engaged in a fierce relegation battle.
Liverpool's decision not to pursue a move for Kephren Thuram could see the Nice midfielder head to Barcelona as a back-up option this summer.

It is only a matter of time until Liverpool managerial target Ruben Amorim is confirmed as Jurgen Klopp's replacement, according to Fulham star Joao Palhinha.

Casey Wasserman, the head of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and founder of the Wasserman sports and entertainment agency, has predicted that competitive football matches between English clubs will be played in the US in the next 10 years.
The IOC's ethics commission has provoked suspicion that it is doing everything it can to leave the way open for Thomas Bach to remain as IOC president beyond his maximum 12 years.
Labour's plan to cap the price charged for the resale of tickets to sports events will not affect Wimbledon debentures as they are already sold on a regulated market.

Callum McGregor has a "very good" chance of being fit to face Rangers on April 7, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.
Philippe Clement insists he is "confident" that Rangers can secure John Lundstram on a new contract amid links with Trabzonspor.

Former Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is a shock target for Japanese side Kashima Antlers after losing his first team spot at Santos.

Liverpool's favoured target to replace Jurgen Klopp as their next manager is Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese boss Ruben Amorim, after Xabi Alonso announced he was staying at Bayer Leverkusen. (Liverpool Echo)

Amorim, 39, has a release clause of £12.8m (15m euros) which kicks in at the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich, who also coveted Spaniard Alonso, have a new first choice in Austria manager Ralf Rangnick, 65, who was previously interim boss at Manchester United. (Kicker - in German)

Bayern are also interested in Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi and Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann, who was only sacked by the Bundesliga champions last year. (Florian Plettenberg)

Graham Potter is a candidate to take over at Borussia Dortmund one year on from his sacking by Chelsea. (HITC Football)

Real Madrid are monitoring Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold's situation as the 25-year-old approaches the final 12 months of his contract. (90min)

Liverpool are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt and Egypt winger Omar Marmoush, 25, should his international team-mate Mohamed Salah, 31, leave Anfield this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona could struggle to hold on to 29-year-old Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, who is on loan from Manchester City, beyond the end of the season. The Spanish giants can only afford another loan deal but City want to sell and Saudi club Al-Hilal are interested. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United could trigger a 60m euros (£51.3m) release clause to sign Brazil defender Gleison Bremer, 27, from Juventus. (Repubblica - in Italian)

Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, will be sold this summer for a significant transfer fee if Everton are relegated from the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Tottenham plan to accept an offer for 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa and Brighton are both "very keen" on signing Leeds United's Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville, 22, this summer. (Football Insider)

Barcelona's hopes of signing 16-year-old Palmeiras winger Messinho are growing, but Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have also been linked with the Brazilian. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday 31 March 2024 08:04, UK


Chelsea are preparing to sell the England internationals Reece James and Conor Gallagher this summer in an attempt to bring the club's strained Financial Fair Play position into line.
English coach Anthony Barry, Thomas Tuchel's No 2 at Bayern Munich, is high on Sporting Lisbon's shortlist of candidates to replace Ruben Amorim should Amorim depart to become Liverpool's next manager.

Manchester United will allow Christian Eriksen to leave Old Trafford this summer as one of the first casualties of the club's desire to build a younger squad.
Sporting Lisbon will demand around £70m for former Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres if he is to be sold this summer.
Thiago Silva's time at Chelsea appears set to come to an end this summer with the veteran defender expected to leave on a free transfer.
Earlier this season, experienced centre-back Thiago Silva had a day to forget for Chelsea with the Brazilian gifting a goal to Newcastle during the Blues' 4-1 defeat
FIFA is likely to come under increased pressure from human rights organisations after 12 people were jailed for religious chanting during matches in Saudi Arabia, the likely 2034 World Cup host nation.
Tottenham are likely to need another solution for club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele this summer with current loan club Galatasaray expected to pass on their £13m buy option for the midfielder.
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is cashing in off the field with a reported £5.4m in profit coming from his commercial deals on top of his £400,000 weekly wage.
Chesterfield coach Kieron Dyer has admitted his thoughts turned straight to the person whose sad passing allowed him to undergo a life-saving liver transplant last year after the Spireites secured promotion back to the EFL.
England fans have been warned of a new terror threat for Euro 2024. The Islamist attack in Moscow has raised "dangers to a new level", said German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, just 75 days before kick-off.

Declan Rice has claimed he is playing for a new Arsenal who are ready to change what people say about them.

Liverpool's hopes of landing Ruben Amorim as their next manager have been boosted as he is understood to be considering a move away from Sporting Lisbon in the summer even if they win the Portuguese title.
West Ham fans criticised Kalvin Phillips on social media after his forgettable appearance off the bench in the 4-3 defeat at Newcastle with one claiming he could be "the worst loan signing of all time".
Disgraced former Netherlands footballer Quincy Promes is reported to be enduring brutal living conditions in a United Arab Emirates prison while he waits to find out if he will be sent back to Russia or extradited to his home nation to begin a jail term for smuggling cocaine.

Kalvin Phillips reacted with obscenities and a lewd gesture after he faced abuse from angry West Ham fans as he boarded the team coach following Saturday's 4-3 defeat by Newcastle United.
Research has revealed Manchester City would lead the Premier League by five points if no added time had been played this season with Chelsea down in a lowly 13th place
Jesse Lingard's first start for FC Seoul looks like being delayed as he is struggling with a knee injury ahead of their clash with Gangwon on Sunday and might not feature at all.

Liverpool star Conor Bradley has revealed it was Real Madrid-era Gareth Bale who he idolised as a footballer while he was growing up.
Bath will lodge complaints with the Premiership Rugby and RFU after controversy during their clash with Harlequins on Saturday when the hosts' Irne Herbst's sin-bin period lasted only seven minutes rather than the scheduled 10.
Oxford rower Leonard Jenkins complained of an outbreak of E.Coli in the camp after defeat against Boat Race rivals Cambridge

Manchester United will not sway from appointing Dan Ashworth as their next sporting director despite his current club Newcastle digging their heels in over any deal.
Excitement is growing that Arsenal have found their next young star after 14-year-old prodigy Max Dowman made a dazzling appearance for their U18 side in a 5-2 win over Fulham on Saturday.

Celtic face a club versus country row with South Korea after Hyeon-Jun Yang was named in their Olympic squad for the Asian U23 Cup next month despite previous hints from manager Sun-Hong Hwang that he would be omitted.

Brendan Rodgers has no regrets over calling referee John Beaton incompetent. The Celtic boss has been hit with a one-match ban (with a further one suspended) following the remarks he made about the whistler following his team's 2-0 defeat at Hearts earlier this month.

Chelsea are planning to sell two of their England internationals - right-back Reece James, 24, and midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24 - this summer to avoid breaching the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

West Ham are edging closer to signing Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 28, in a "statement" deal for the club. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain manager Luis Enrique still hopes he can convince Kylian Mbappe, 25, to stay at the club rather than join Real Madrid when the France forward's contract expires at the end of the season. (Goal)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried about Brazil winger Vinicius Jr leaving the club, after speculation the 23-year-old could move because of the racist abuse he has experienced. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

Ruben Amorim says he remains focused on Sporting Lisbon and winning trophies with the club amid rumours he could replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager. (Star Sunday)

Getafe boss Jose Bordalas says he is unclear on Mason Greenwood's future at the club, with Manchester United yet to make a decision on whether the English striker, 22, will return. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are leading the chase for Port Vale's 17-year-old England youth striker Baylee Dipepa. (Sun on Sunday)

Sporting Lisbon want £68.5m for in-form Swedish striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, amid interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sunday Mirror)

Bayern Munich have confirmed German midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 29, will not extend his contract at the club until they find a new manager to replace Thomas Tuchel, who is leaving at the end of the season. (Sky Germany, via 90min)

Barcelona and Chelsea are both working on a move for Palmeiras' 16-year-old Brazilian Estevao Willian, with the winger's release clause reportedly set at £51m. (Sunday Mirror)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 32, is frustrated by his lack of game time at Manchester United and will be allowed to leave the club this summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Inter Milan see Fiorentina's 19-year-old Italian defender Michael Kayode as a potential replacement for Denzel Dumfries, if he moves away from the club. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is set to remain at the club despite interest from Saudi Arabia in the 35-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sunderland and Northern Ireland defender Trai Hume, 22, is attracting interest from Premier League sides Aston Villa and Bournemouth as well as Serie A club Napoli. (Sunday Life)

Feyenoord have made an approach for West Ham full-back Ben Johnson, 24, who is now permitted to speak to overseas clubs. (Sunday Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 1 April 2024 07:16, UK

Newcastle United will conduct a thorough review of injuries at the end of the season after a series of significant losses to their squad in recent weeks.
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The Premier League has written to clubs to warn them of the potential of a terror attack after the sickening assault on a Moscow concert hall that killed at least 137 people.
Manchester City supporters unveiled a banner complaining at further increases in season-ticket prices during Sunday's 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the Etihad.
A Brazilian magazine planning a documentary about Dani Alves has been revealed as having paid the €1m bail to get the disgraced former Barcelona defender out of prison while he appeals his conviction for rape.
Frank Leboeuf says Chelsea's current owners are "unprofessional" and accused them of destroying the club he represented with great success.
FC Seoul manager Gi-Dong Kim has offered a scathing review of Jesse Lingard's spell in South Korea so far and has accused him of not fighting and not working. He is also considering removing Lingard from his first-team plans.
Campbell Hatton, son of boxing legend Ricky, has parted company with his trainer - uncle Matthew Hatton - after suffering a shock defeat against James Finch last week.

Sunderland have put Paul Heckingbottom at the top of their wanted list to replace Michael Beale as manager if he will work under their conditions, which include making use of the club's younger players and retaining some of their current coaching staff.
England's footballs WAGs are planning to splash out more than £100,000 on private ex-military security for Euro 2024 instead of using the FA-appointed guards.
A match in Spain's third division was abandoned on Saturday after Rayo Majadahonda goalkeeper Cheikh Kane Sarr stormed into the crowd behind his goal to confront a Sestao River fan who had allegedly racially abused him. Sarr's team-mates walked off the pitch in protest at his treatment.

Everton's finances were under the microscope again on Easter Sunday as they revealed a loss for the 2022-23 season which almost doubled from the previous year.
Manchester City have been accused of "exploiting the loyalty" of supporters as fans protested angrily against the latest season-ticket price hikes.
Last year's Champion Hurdle winner Constitution Hill will not run again this season after trainer Nicky Henderson revealed his star gelding is under supervision for colic in an equine hospital.

Chelsea are preparing to sell homegrown stars Reece James and Conor Gallagher this summer to bring the club's Profit & Sustainability position into line.
Everton have announced a loss of £89.1m in their latest financial accounts despite making a profit from player trading of £47.5m.

Sunday's Ukraine Premier League clash between Dynamo Kyiv and Vorskla had to be delayed following two air raid sirens in the area, which led to Kyiv branding Russia a "terrorist state" - they went on to win the match 5-3.
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane settled fears over the injury which forced him off at half-time against Brentford and says it is "not too bad".

Former Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom is top of Sunderland's wanted list to be their next manager.

Galatasaray are closing on a deal to sign Rangers outcast Ianis Hagi, according to reports in Turkey.
Celtic are waiting to find out if they will secure a lucrative sell-on fee as Manchester United and Manchester City could potentially battle to sign Bayer Leverkusen's former Bhoy Jeremie Frimpong this summer.
Sam Lammers says he struggled during his time at Rangers because he was not played in his preferred role as an out-and-out striker, the position he is now impressing in on loan at Utrecht.

Liverpool have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Benfica's 19-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Neves, who has a 120m euro (£102.6m) release clause. (O Jogo, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong. (Sun)

Manchester City are set to rekindle a move for West Ham's 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta this summer. (Football Insider)

Leeds United hope to re-sign 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips for about £30m from Manchester City this summer if they secure promotion back to the Premier League. (Sun)

Newcastle will speed up their search for a centre-back this summer and offer 32-year-old English defender Paul Dummett a new contract after captain Jamaal Lascelles was ruled out for up to nine months with a knee injury. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom leads Championship side Sunderland's list of potential candidates to be their next permanent manager. (Sun)

Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for Raphinha this summer to ease financial concerns, but the 27-year-old Brazil forward does not want to leave. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid bosses think Bayern Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso is the "perfect replacement" to take over from Carlo Ancelotti in 2026. (Matteo Moretto, via Football Espana)

Tottenham plan to loan Alejo Veliz, 20, to a different club next season as they feel the Argentina Under-20 striker has not played enough games during his current spell with Sevilla. (Fabrizio Romano)

Some members of the Chelsea squad have made it clear to the club's owners that they would prefer to see manager Mauricio Pochettino replaced at the end of the season. (HITC)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim would consider joining Liverpool if he was offered the job, but will only make a decision about his future at the end of the season. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese)

Tottenham have joined the race to sign Leeds United's 18-year-old midfielder Archie Gray, with Liverpool also interested in the England Under-21 international. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 2 April 2024 07:37, UK


Newcastle United have rekindled their interest in Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale ahead of a possible move for him this summer.
Newcastle are looking for a new sporting director, with Dan Ashworth expected to join Manchester United, and, among the rich list of potential candidates, there is former AC Milan captain and coach Paolo Maldini.
Manchester United have made a formal offer to meet Jason Wilcox's buy-out clause at Southampton in an attempt to ensure the director of football will be in place to mastermind this summer's transfer window at Old Trafford.
Frida Maanum's mother Liz-Heidi Leonhardsen has revealed the "nightmare" she went through watching her daughter collapse during Arsenal's Conti Cup final win over Chelsea on Sunday.
Luis Enrique lost his temper with a reporter asking constant questions about Kylian Mbappe's future at Paris Saint-Germain after he was substituted during their game against Marseille.
Troy Deeney feels Liverpool should consider Wolves boss Gary O'Neil as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klopp when he leaves at the end of the season.
Ambitious Hull City owner Acun Ilicali has revealed his two dream signings - former Manchester United midfielder Fred and Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Newcastle are braced for Arsenal and Tottenham to launch £100m moves for Alexander Isak.
Plymouth Argyle are lining up Neil Warnock to take over as manager after sacking Ian Foster on Monday night.
Premier League clubs spent an astonishing £3.8bn on player salaries last season with champions Manchester City topping the table with a £423m spend and Fulham performing above their league-low £90m wage bill.
Farhad Moshiri could lose control of Everton with the sale to 777 Partners in danger of collapse, which could possibly lead to MSP Capital taking over should he fail to pay back a £158m loan.
Manchester United's performance against Brentford on Saturday did not go down well with new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, putting further pressure on boss Erik ten Hag.
Gary Neville reflects on Manchester United's draw with Brentford and how he believes they are one of the worst teams when out of possession
Marcos Alonso's time at Barcelona appears set to come to an end this summer as he is deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.
Hannibal Mejbri's loan spell with Sevilla is turning into something of a nightmare, with the Manchester United youngster not even named in their squad against Getafe at the weekend.
Barcelona defender Inigo Martinez has been filmed getting involved in an angry confrontation with a young supporter in the middle of a street outside the club's training ground.

Adidas has banned football fans from customising the German national shirt with the number 44 due to its perceived resemblance to the symbol used by Nazi SS units during the Second World War.

Plymouth Argyle are set to bring in a 'firefighter' manager on a short-term basis after sacking Ian Foster following a run of eight defeats in 11 games.
Everton's prospective owners 777 Partners have moved to fend off fresh doubts about their financial viability after the Merseyside club's need for funds was reinforced in their latest accounts.
The Premier League risks losing an entire generation of potential supporters because of scandalous rises in ticket prices.
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter has urged World Rugby to stop messing around with the sport's laws after their proposal for amendments designed to bring in new supporters were announced last month.
Leicester Tigers have been fined £47,000 for breaching the salary cap during the 2019-20 season.

Southampton are ready to insist Jason Wilcox serves his entire 12-month notice period unless Manchester United increase their offer for the man they want to become their new technical director.
Speaking after the 3-2 defeat to Ipswich, Southampton boss Russell Martin claims he hasn't been told anything regarding the potential departure of Saints' director of football Jason Wilcox to Manchester United
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi is on a two-man shortlist drawn up by Bayern Munich as they seek a replacement for Thomas Tuchel.
Everton supporters are seeking further answers from referees' chief Howard Webb about the catalogue of decisions they believe have conspired against Sean Dyche's team this season.

Xabi Alonso's decision to snub Bayern Munich could give Arsenal a boost in their pursuit of Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who had been linked with the German giants.

Reports in Russia claim Krasnodar's Armenia international playmaker Eduard Spertsyan is a summer target for Celtic.
Brighton midfielder Billy Gilmour should be fine for Scotland's Euro 2024 squad after it was revealed his knee injury should not sideline him beyond the end of April.

Newcastle have reignited their interest in Arsenal and England's Aaron Ramsdale, 25, as they target a younger goalkeeper. (Mail)

Newcastle are braced for bids from Arsenal and Tottenham, potentially worth £100m, for Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, if the Magpies need to raise funds to allow them to refresh their squad within financial fair play rules. (Sun)

Tottenham and Newcastle have been told they will have to pay more than £50m if they want to sign former England Under-21 midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 24, from Nottingham Forest. (Football Insider)

West Ham will have to pay at least £60m if they want to sign 22-year-old Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are expected to put England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, up for permanent transfer in the summer with an asking price of £30m. (Mail)

Arsenal and Newcastle had scouts watching Porto's Brazilian striker Evanilson, 24, at the weekend and both have watched his club team-mate and Argentina midfielder Alan Varela, 22, this season. (HITC)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is on a three-man shortlist to replace Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich.(Times - subscription required)

Liverpool, Tottenham and AC Milan are set to battle for the signature of Fulham's English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, on a free transfer this summer. (Sun)

Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 22, could leave Manchester United this summer after failing to become established in the first team since his move to Old Trafford in 2020. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are assessing the possibility of signing Chelsea and England right-back Reece James but expect any deal for the 24-year-old to be complicated because he has four years to run on his contract. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Plymouth Argyle are considering Neil Warnock as a short-term replacement after the sacking of Ian Foster because they want a "firefighter", with the club just one point and one place above the Championship relegation spots. (Sun)

Barcelona and Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 33, is expected to leave on a free transfer this summer, while Spain midfielder and full-back Sergi Roberto could also depart for free. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Barcelona and Paris St-Germain star Neymar, 32, plans to return to his native Brazil and Santos in 2025 when his contract at Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal expires. (Goal)

Barcelona have abandoned plans to make a move for Palmeiras and Brazil Under-17 prospect Estevao Willian, 16, who has been dubbed 'Messinho', leaving Chelsea and Paris St-Germain as the main suitors. (Sport - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 3 April 2024 07:12, UK

Jadon Sancho could get a second chance to impress at Manchester United with potential technical director Jason Wilcox a big fan of the winger, currently out on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
Erik ten Hag will have significantly less power in transfer dealing this summer if he keeps his role as Manchester United manager.
Marcus Rashford has given the YouTuber who bought his wrecked Rolls Royce a helping hand in its restoration, after the video of him buying the car received over five million views.
Juventus are prepared to sack Massimiliano Allegri after a shocking run of Serie A form, with "iron sergeant" U19 head coach Paolo Montero likely to take over in the interim if a move is made.
Patrick Kluivert has admitted he is surprised Ajax have not approached him about taking over as manager with John van 't Schip not expected to become permanent boss after a spell in interim charge.
Arsenal coach Jack Wilshere is sure 14-year-old prodigy Max Dowman can be fast-tracked into the club's first team as he continues to impress in the U18 age group.

The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Sun's Charlie Wyett discuss who is in the running to take Jurgen Klopp's place and why some managers may not be up to the challenge
Barcelona are ready to make their move for Liverpool-linked Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim as they seek a replacement for Xavi Hernandez, who will leave the Nou Camp this summer.

Manchester United want former Newcastle player, and current Sporting Lisbon director of football, Hugo Viana to join their new-look board as Chief Operating Officer.
Manchester United's new regime are making enemies across football with their ruthless recruitment drive.
Marcos Alonso is set to join Atletico Madrid on a free transfer when his contract with rivals Barcelona expires in the summer.
Four-time snooker world champion John Higgins has admitted this year's World Championship could be his last and said he is starting to "lose his edge".
Judy Murray is a shock candidate to become part of Novak Djokovic's coaching team in the wake of Goran Ivanisevic's departure.

The chances of Roberto De Zerbi becoming the next Liverpool manager have receded with the Italian not currently considered a leading candidate.
Cole Palmer is expected to be rewarded for a fine first season at Chelsea with a new contract including a lucrative pay rise.
Manchester United players have held one-to-one meetings with Sir Dave Brailsford to find out the Ineos vision to restore the club to its former glory.
Leicester City have announced huge losses of £89.7m for the 2022/23 season, and are already under pressure to avoid further sanctions next year.
The British Olympic Association will stick with a traditional red, white and blue Union flag on its kit for the 2024 Games in Paris after outrage surrounding the sale of merchandise which included shades of pink and purple on top.
New Zealand star Ardie Savea says the All Blacks need to follow South Africa's lead and start picking players who are plying their trade overseas.

Premier League clubs are looking at Manchester United teenager Bendito Mantato with the Old Trafford outfit yet to tie up his future.

Aberdeen are refusing to give up hope that they can persuade Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin to become the next manager at Pittodrie.
Celtic remain interested in QPR defender Jake Clarke-Salter despite plenty of mid-table Premier League clubs also keeping tabs on him.
South Korea Olympics boss Hwang Seon-Hong remains hopeful the Celtic will allow him to include Yang Hyun-Jun in his squad for the U23 Asian Cup later this month and will allow him to join up later than other players if that helps the Scottish club.

Luis Palma could give Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers another major pre-derby boost by proving his fitness for Ibrox.

Barcelona are looking to wrap up a deal for Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim as a replacement for the departing Xavi, while Liverpool and Bayern Munich reassess their options after Xabi Alonso decided to stay at Bayer Leverkusen. (Independent)

However, the Barcelona board want to change Xavi's mind about leaving and are urging him to stay at the Nou Camp. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona will target Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, in 2025 as part of a signings strategy that they hope will convince Xavi to stay beyond this season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea may have to sell some of their star players to raise cash to meet profit and sustainability rules this summer but England defender Reece James, 24, wants to stay at Stamford Bridge. (HITC)

Arsenal have approached Bayern Munich about a move for their Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, but have been told the 29-year-old's future will not be discussed until the summer. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal also appear to be in pole position to sign 25-year-old Real Sociedad's Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich. (Caught Offside)

Manchester City and Liverpool expect their attempts to sign Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, 20, to be hampered by Xabi Alonso's decision to stay with the Bundesliga leaders. (HITC)

Real Madrid are not interested in signing Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 29, permanently and he will return to parent club Chelsea when his loan spell at the Bernabeu expires in June. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have Everton and England's 21-year-old Jarrad Branthwaite, Boca Juniors and Argentine 18-year-old Aaron Anselmino and 19-year-old Barcelona and Senegal international Mikayil Faye on their wishlist for defensive reinforcements this summer. (Mail)

Jadon Sancho, currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, may get another chance at Manchester United if the club appoint Southampton's Jason Wilcox as their director of football. Wilcox worked with the 24-year-old England forward at Manchester City's academy. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have a concrete interest in appointing Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna as their new boss. The Northern Irishman, 37, used to work at the club as an assistant coach under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid would like to sign 18-year-old Lille centre-back Leny Yoro - who has also been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea - this summer after the Frenchman told his club he wants a new challenge. (Athletic - subscription needed)

Tottenham may be forced to sell Brazil defender Emerson Royal, 25, to help fund moves of their own in the summer transfer window. (Football Insider)

Leeds United and England Under-21 midfielder and right-back Archie Gray, 18, is being watched by Real Madrid and Bayern Munich alongside a host of Premier League sides. (HITC)

Barcelona and Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 33, is in advanced talks with Atletico Madrid about joining on a free transfer this summer. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Barcelona have identified 19-year-old Fiorentina and Italy defender Michael Kayode, who also interests Arsenal, as an alternative to a permanent deal for Manchester City's on-loan Portugal international Joao Cancelo, 29. (Football Transfers)

Birmingham are in pole position, ahead of a number of other Championship clubs, to sign Queen's Park Under-18s defender Darryl Carrick, having watched the Scottish centre-half on numerous occasions this season. (Team Talk)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 4 April 2024 07:27, UK


Archie Gray is being watched closely by both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as they consider a move for the talented teenager.
Newcastle United face an "uphill" battle to keep hold of midfield superstar Bruno Guimaraes.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will leave Real Madrid when his season-long loan expires this summer.
Conor Gallagher is tipped to leave Chelsea this summer.

Manchester United have put Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Max Kilman on a shortlist of centre-backs in an effort to fix the defensive problems they have suffered this season.
The Times' Charlotte Duncker provides the latest update on Manchester United's reported interest in Wolves captain Max Kilman
Spanish prosecutors investigating Luis Rubiales, the former head of Spanish football, have applied to authorities in Andorra for access to bank accounts belonging to former Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and nine associated companies, according to reports in Spain.

Erik ten Hag has urged Sir Jim Ratcliffe to have patience with the job he is doing at Manchester United and resist any temptation to 'interrupt the process'.
Manchester United have reportedly cancelled the corporate credit cards of senior figures in a bid to cut costs at the club.
Newcastle United will wear a one-off jersey at home to Tottenham this month, with Sela set to donate the front-of-shirt sponsorship to charity.
Chelsea players are being targeted by private sports medicine experts looking to pounce on the club's ongoing injury crisis.
England goalkeeper Mary Earps has signed a multi-year contract with kit manufacturer Puma after deciding to leave Adidas.
Rugby bosses in both codes have been warned their games are not currently safe for players after 60 more ex-union professionals joined an ongoing legal case against the sport's authorities over head injuries.

Dr Who and House of the Dragon star Matt Smith has revealed his dream is to buy Blackburn Rovers.
Former Liverpool star Fabio Aurelio was left with broken ribs and a damaged lung after returning to Anfield for the clash with Ajax Legends.
Kalvin Phillips will have to take a major pay cut this summer if he wants to return to Leeds United and end his Manchester City nightmare.

Nottingham Forest are triggering a contract extension for Ola Aina after an impressive debut season at the City Ground.
Former Republic of Ireland international Jon Walters is in pole position to land the job as technical director at Stoke.
Middlesbrough's Seny Dieng has interest from Premier League and European clubs ahead of a busy summer of trading for goalkeepers.
Sporting Lisbon are looking closely at Coventry centre-back Joel Latibeaudiere after their successful raid on the Championship club for Viktor Gyokeres.
Leeds have made an offer to Sunderland to sign England U17 forward Mason Cotcher.
The Women's Super League and Women's Championship are on the verge of securing a record sponsorship deal, with Barclays set to double its investment in the two leagues.
Rory McIlroy has brought in revered coach Butch Harmon as he tries to fix his 'two-swing' conundrum in time for next week's Masters.
Dawid Malan is trying his hand as a coach at Yorkshire as he faces up to the possibility that his England playing career is over.

Getafe have been ordered to partially close their central stand for three matches by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) following the racist and xenophobic abuse suffered by the Sevilla manager, Quique Sánchez Flores, and the player Marcos Acuña in the La Liga game on Saturday.

Kalvin Phillips would have to accept a significant wage cut to secure a return to Leeds United this summer.
West Ham boss David Moyes says the club will continue to offer their support to midfielder Kalvin Phillips following his difficult loan spell to date
Paul Pogba, who is currently serving a doping suspension, was spotted in the stands as West Ham and Tottenham played out a draw on Tuesday.

Manchester United are in contact with Nice defender Melvin Bard as the club focuses on signing a new left-back this summer.

Manchester United will play Norwegian club Rosenborg in their first pre-season match ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.
Burnley's auditors have issued a warning about the club's financial position in the latest accounts if sufficient funds are not raised in the event of relegation.

Peter Leven would take the Aberdeen job until the end of the season - if it gives the Pittodrie board the time to get the right manager in.

Newcastle United fear they might need to sell Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, to satisfy Premier League financial rules. French giants Paris St-Germain lead the chase, with Manchester United and Arsenal also keen. (Sun)

Tottenham have also joined Arsenal in the race to sign Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, should Newcastle be forced to sell key players this summer. (Football Insider)

But Isak has reaffirmed his commitment to Newcastle amid interest from his club's Premier League rivals. (inews)

Newcastle will prioritise the signing of two central defenders when the transfer window opens following the loss of Dutchman Sven Botman, 24, and Englishman Jamaal Lascelles, 30, to long-term injuries. (Football Insider)

Middlesbrough's Senegalese goalkeeper Seny Dieng, 29, is being watched by Premier League clubs including Newcastle and Crystal Palace after an impressive season in the Championship. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee wants to move to AC Milan despite an offer from Manchester United and interest from Arsenal and Juventus in the 22-year-old Dutchman. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal could be set to rival Liverpool and Manchester City in the battle to sign Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 29, who has just one year left on his contract with the Bundesliga club. (Talksport)

Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres, 25, is high on Arsenal's list of striker options, but Sporting Lisbon expect the player's release clause of 100m euros (£85.6m) to be triggered for him to leave. (Caught Offside)

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, will have to take a major pay cut if he wants to end his stay at Manchester City and return to Leeds United this summer. (Mirror)

West Ham will not look to make Phillips' loan spell at the club permanent. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have begun discussions about signing 23-year-old Nice defender Melvin Bard, who is pushing for a France call-up, as they focus on signing a new left-back. (Evening Standard)

Wolves' 26-year-old English centre-back Max Kilman is also on Manchester United's summer transfer shortlist. (Times - subscription required)

Leicester City have entered the race to sign Arsenal's 24-year-old English striker Eddie Nketiah but face competition from Crystal Palace and Brentford. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the Premier League sides keen on Bayer Leverkusen wing-back Jeremie Frimpong. The Dutchman, 23, will be available for £35m in the summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are interested in Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 27. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Nottingham Forest are triggering a contract extension for Nigeria defender Ola Aina after the 27-year-old's impressive debut season at the City Ground. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Atalanta director Luca Percassi said the club have not received any offers for 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Teun Koopmeiners amid interest from Liverpool and Juventus. (Mediaset via Football Italia)

Sevilla remain interested in signing Chelsea striker David Datro Fofana - currently on loan at Burnley - with the 21-year-old Ivorian earmarked to replace Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 26, who looks set to be sold in the summer. (Relevo - in Spanish)


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


Manchester United and Arsenal target Joshua Zirkzee is understood to prefer a move to AC Milan and has told his agents to pave the way for his dream transfer.
The twin sons of Manchester United icon Darren Fletcher have signed their first professional contracts with the club just months after joining from Manchester City.
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva is seriously interested in signing for Barcelona, according to Portugal team-mate Joao Felix.
Stefan Ortega has admitted he will consider his Manchester City future at the end of the season.
Raphael Varane has been praised for "raising awareness" on concussion - and experts warned it must lead to a culture change in football.

Ruben Amorim is open to a Premier League job amid major interest from Liverpool.
Sky Sports' Dougie Critchley has the lowdown on Ruben Amorim - the Sporting head coach who is one of the favourites to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
Luis Rubiales has been branded 'a compulsive, racist, sexist liar' by his own uncle after the World Cup 'kissgate' scandal that could see him sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
One of the brains who helped the development of VAR has admitted that it is an innovation he takes little pride in, as it continues to dominate the headlines in football.
Danny Care is set to reject lucrative offers from France in order to sign a new deal at Harlequins which will allow him to see out his decorated career at the London club.

The Premier League is set to keep points-deduction penalties for breaches of the financial rules but is considering having a tariff that would impose only fines on clubs for lesser offences.
Jonas Vingegaard is "stable and conscious" in hospital after he suffered a broken collarbone and several broken ribs in a crash during the fourth stage of the Itzulia Basque Country.

Manchester United are set to offer wonderkid Bendito Mantato a new contract, according to reports.
Thomas Partey has hinted he wants to extend his contract at Arsenal.
The cost of Real Madrid's newly-renovated Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has been revealed as £1.5bn.

Manchester United want to recruit a chief business officer to report to their incoming chief executive, Omar Berrada.
FIFA representatives have travelled to Madrid to meet with the Spanish government and Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) following a number of recent scandals at Spanish's football governing body.
Juventus have condemned "discriminatory chants" from Lazio supporters aimed towards Weston McKennie during the Coppa Italia semi-final on Tuesday.

World Rugby has apologised for publishing "misogynistic" guidance on how to coach women and girls which was based on an 18-year-old academic review.
Same-sex couples will be allowed to share rooms when the WTA Finals move to Saudi Arabia at the end of this season, according to a representative of the tour.

Manchester United will return to the striker market this summer in search of some worthy competition for Rasmus Hojlund, who has been left to operate the position by himself in his first season in England.
The path has cleared for Liverpool to appoint Ruben Amorim this summer as Barcelona have reportedly withdrawn their interest in the Sporting manager.
Portuguese football expert Pedro Sepulveda explains what Ruben Amorim would bring to Liverpool if the Sporting coach succeeds Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Chelsea executives Chris Jurasek and Jason Gannon have been put in charge of the club's redevelopment plans for Stamford Bridge.

Celtic are reportedly retaining their interest in Panathinaikos striker Fotis Ioannidis - but are just one of a host of European clubs hoping to land the Greek international.
Celtic have reportedly come to Dundee's aid in order to try and ensure Saturday's match against Motherwell at Dens Park goes ahead followed by next week's visit of Rangers.

Elfsborg director Stefan Andreasson has warned Aberdeen they face a fight to land Jimmy Thelin.

Liverpool have opened discussions with Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim, 39, to replace Jurgen Klopp. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Barcelona have withdrawn their interest in Amorim. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United have added Wolves' English captain Max Kilman, 26, to their shortlist of defenders. (Talksport)

Manchester United are considering a summer move for Aston Villa's 26-year-old England defender Ezri Konsa, 26. (Football Transfers)

Portugal forward Joao Felix says international team-mate and Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, wants to move to Barcelona. (Gerard Romero)

Atalanta say they have not received any direct contact from Liverpool about 26-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners. (90min)

Liverpool want to sign Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 25, from Real Madrid. (Teamtalk)

Bologna's Netherlands forward Joshua Zirkzee, 22, is wanted by Manchester United and Liverpool but would prefer a move to AC Milan. (Mirror)

Arsenal are set to rival Manchester United for the signing of Barcelona's 19-year-old Senegalese centre-back Mikayil Faye. (Calciomercato via TeamTalk)

Manchester United have offered a new deal to 16-year-old English winger Bendito Mantato amid interest from several top clubs. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham manager Marco Silva, who has a release clause of £8.6m in his contract, could attract interest from West Ham.(Sun)

Premier League clubs are pushing to scrap points deductions in favour of a luxury tax system. (Mail)

AC Milan have identified former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli as the leading candidate to become their new chief executive. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 21, faces an uncertain future at Barcelona following a disappointing loan spell at Brighton and could be sold or sent out on loan again next season. (Marca - in Spanish)

English actress Dame Helen Mirren says she supports Serie A side Lecce. (Oggi via Football Italia)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 6 April 2024 07:28, UK


Jermain Defoe wants to be the next Sunderland manager. The former Sunderland striker is ready to leave his role as Tottenham U18 coach, with a backroom team poised to go and is keen on a return to Wearside.

Jurgen Klopp has urged fans of Manchester United and Liverpool to "show a bit of class" and refrain from tragedy chanting when they meet tomorrow.Ruben Amorim has refused to commit his future to Sporting Lisbon beyond this summer after emerging as the favourite to succeed Jurgen Klopp.Newcastle are pursuing a move for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly but there is still some negotiating to do for the free agent, and fees expected by intermediaries could yet be a problem
Chris Smalling is said to be suing his wealth managers for £750,000 after claiming they failed to tell him about fees and charges which could have cost £97.7m.
Newcastle have now told several academy players they will be released this summer, including two who made their Premier League debuts this season - Michael Ndiweni and Amadou Diallo.
Penarol defender Maximiliano Olivera sustained a huge gash below the eye after being struck by a stone thrown from the crowd in their Copa Libertadores opener against Rosario on Thursday.
Southampton manager Russell Martin believes it is "likely" director of football Jason Wilcox will make the move to Manchester United.
Sky Sports News' Mark McAdam explains why Manchester United are targeting Southampton director of football Jason Wilcox
Yorkshire have reported a staggering £7.1m annual loss, despite hosting a lucrative Ashes Test match last year.
Aintree say their security team will continue to work with Merseyside police and 'plan for all eventualities' ahead of the Grand National, despite animal rights group Animal Rising saying they have no plans to disrupt the race.

Lionel Messi could become a co-owner of Inter Miami alongside David Beckham - using a very familiar clause.
Fernando Torres is set to leave his role as Atletico Madrid's U19 manager, it's been claimed.
Even the coaching staff are suffering with Newcastle's injury crisis after goalkeeping coach Shwan Jalal suffered a knee injury during the club's recent trip to Dubai.

Liverpool have announced a two per cent rise in ticket prices for the 2024-25 season.
The opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics will take place on the River Seine and there are no 'Plan B' alternatives, city officials have insisted.

There was no love lost between Enzo Fernandez and Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount after the Chelsea star branded his ex-team-mate a "coward" following a Premier League classic at Stamford Bridge.
John Murtough will reportedly leave Manchester United once the club formalise the appointment of new sporting director Dan Ashworth.

Leicester City's legal action against the Premier League after being charged with breaching Profitability and Sustainability Rules appears to be at odds with their own annual report.
Paul Barber, the Brighton & Hove Albion chief executive, revealed this week that the club pipped "a very big club in north London" to seal a partnership deal with British Airways late last year, which he described as "a fantastic coup for us".
For the eighth consecutive year West Ham's gender pay gap is in favour of women.
The RFU will charge the highest price for a standalone England Test when the All Blacks visit Twickenham in November, with top tickets costing £229.
The Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens' latest annual accounts stand as a warning regarding the precarious nature of rugby clubs, even those at the top of the sport.
Owen Farrell will miss a handful of his final few Saracens matches through injury, including today's Investec Champions Cup tie against Bordeaux-Begles.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed Bayern Munich could be missing five players when their Champions League clash against Arsenal comes around next week.
Premier League referees are the highest-paid officials in Europe, according to new stats.

Senior English cricket officials are holding talks over creating a policy to ensure players are not left unemployed and abandoned should a county club go out of business.
Rory McIlroy says he's determined to go against his natural swash-bucking style and "bore" his way to a long-awaited Green Jacket at the Masters next week.

Sean Dyche has condemned the mismanagement that has left Everton facing two points deductions in one season and insisted that he would never have allowed the club's reckless spending to happen on his watch.

Oli McBurnie is still clinging to his Rangers transfer dream as decision time over his future draws nearer.
Former Netflix chief Erik Barmack is the man behind the plan to plough fresh money into Motherwell.

Storm Kathleen is poised to wreak havoc on the travel plans of thousands of Rangers fans planning to attend Sunday's crucial Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Paris St-Germain are willing to pay Victor Osimhen's reported £111.5m release clause to sign the Nigeria striker, 25, from Napoli this summer. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea are continuing to scout alternative striker options to Osimhen, with Girona'sUkraine international Artem Dovbyk, 26, on the club's radar. (GiveMeSport)

Manchester United are planning for next season with Erik ten Hag as the club's manager partly because of a lack of interested alternatives. (i news)

Meanwhile, Manchester United's demands for a £34m fee for Jadon Sancho could scupper the 24-year-old England winger's wish to make his loan return to Borussia Dortmund permanent. (Sky Sport - in German)

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Troyes' 19-year-old Brazilian winger Savio, who is on loan at Girona. (Football Insider)

Liverpool's reported Portuguese managerial target Ruben Amorim, 39, has admitted he "cannot guarantee" he will still be Sporting Lisbon boss next season. (ESPN)

Amorim has a £12.8m release clause at Sporting this summer, which drops to £8.5m in 2025. (Sun)

Chelsea will not consider offers for England right-back Reece James, 24, this summer despite reports linking the 24-year-old with a move to Paris St-Germain or Real Madrid. (Football Insider)

Manager Eddie Howe has outlined his determination to keep Bruno Guimaraes at Newcastle "as long as he can" as the Magpies prepare to fend off interest in the Brazil midfielder, 26, from Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)

Tottenham are weighing up a swoop for Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 25, who could be allowed to leave for £25m if the Foxes fail to win promotion back to the Premier League. (Talksport)

Unwanted Barcelona forward Ansu Fati, 21, will not return to Brighton, where he is currently on loan, next season - but Wolves, Sevilla and Valencia are all considering a loan move for the Spain striker. (Sport - in Spanish)

Burnley have agreed a deal to sign Netherlands Under-21 right-back Shurandy Sambo in the summer once the 22-year-old's PSV Eindhoven contract has ended. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton manager Sean Dyche insists the overspending at the club which has resulted in one points deduction, and could result in another, "wouldn't have happened on my watch". (Guardian)

Manchester City's Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 29, only wants to play for Barcelona next season despite interest from other clubs. (Sport - in Spanish)

Wolves boss Gary O'Neil says he is "happy" at the Molineux club and has no plans to leave, despite having aired some frustrations at his lack of squad depth. (Express & Star)

Manchester United are growing in confidence that they can agree a compensation fee of about £10m with Newcastle United to appoint Dan Ashworth as their sporting director before the summer transfer window opens. (Teamtalk)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday 7 April 2024 08:11, UK


Frank Lampard is a shock candidate to become the new head coach of the Canada national team.
Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Gary O'Neil was thrown out of the referee's room after arguing about a VAR decision that cost his side a late equaliser in the 2-1 defeat to West Ham United at Molineux.
A microchip embedded into the middle of a cricket ball is among the latest technological gizmos helping England to uncover the next generation of bowlers.

Chelsea are lagging behind Real Madrid in the race to sign Lille's teenage defender Leny Yoro
Fulham will have to pay Arsenal another £2m for goalkeeper Bernd Leno once their Premier League survival is confirmed.
Mercedes are stepping up their efforts to get 17-year-old motor sports phenom Andrea Kimi Antonelli ready to drive one of their cars, potentially as Lewis Hamilton's 2025 replacement.
Some Manchester United staff members have been told that they will no longer have access to chauffeur-driven private cars as Ineos continues to crackdown on lavish spending by the club.
Leicester City's legal action against the Premier League after being charged with breaching Profitability and Sustainability Rules appears to be at odds with their own annual report.
ESPN's Mark Ogden believes Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag won't be at the club in the summer regardless of whether they win the FA Cup

Nani admitted he was wracked with nerves before scoring in a penalty shootout to help Manchester United win the Champions League in 2008.
Dani Alves said "wherever I go, I survive" in his first public words since being released from prison.
Usain Bolt has seen his U17 400m record smashed by Jamaican sensation Nickecoy Bramwell.

Daniel Munoz was spotted asking City star Erling Haaland for his shirt at half-time.
Alexander Isak is the latest ace to be targeted by professional robbers.
Jamie O'Hara and Ryan Babel are among the ex-Premier League footballers that will be forced to lie on a new reality dating show.

Nick Kyrgios has added more fuel to the fire over Cristian Garin's controversial quarter-final win at the Estoril Open by calling for the umpire involved to be fired.
Ben Shalom has insisted it would be a 'shame' if a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua does not happen on UK soil.

Cristiano Ronaldo's turbulent second stint at Manchester United reportedly sparked changes at Old Trafford, including the introduction of a rule on player salaries which could restrict the hopes and ambitions of sporting director target Dan Ashworth.
Novak Djokovic has joined the tennis world in hoping that Rafael Nadal is able to recover from injury in time for this year's French Open.

Michael Stewart has responded to Roy Keane after the Manchester United legend aimed a jibe at his former Old Trafford colleague.

Celtic are reportedly stepping up their chase for Joe Hart's successor with the Englishman set to retire at the end of the season.

Manchester City's 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, currently on loan at West Ham, has been lined up as one of Fulham's summer transfer targets. (Football Transfers)

Alternatively, Phillips could rejoin his hometown club Leeds United if they are willing to pay £30m-£40m. (Football Insider)

Manchester City want to reward Rodri with a pay hike that will keep the Spain midfielder, 27, with the club for the rest of his career. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Viktor Gyokeres but Sporting Lisbon will not accept less than 100m euros (£85.8m) for the Sweden striker, 25. (Pedro Sepulveda)

Atletico Madrid are interested in Fulham's Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28. (Sky Sports)

The Manchester United board will wait until the end of the season to make a decision over manager Erik ten Hag's future, despite pressure on the Dutchman's position. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are interested in appointing Bologna coach Thiago Motta as a replacement for Ten Hag. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Former Chelsea and Everton boss Frank Lampard has emerged as a surprise candidate to take charge of Canada's national team. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool are in talks with Trent Alexander-Arnold over a new contract for the England right-back, 25. (Football Insider)

Dinamo Zagreb have paid for a full-page advert in Spain's best-selling sports newspaper, Marca, in an attempt to persuade Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 38, to return to his first club if he decides to leave Real Madrid this summer. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain have stopped contract renewal talks with Kylian Mbappe's youngest brother Ethan Mbappe, 17, with the France Under-16 midfielder's current deal ending in June. (RMC Sport - in French)

Sevilla will look to sell top scorer Youssef En-Nesyri, with the 26-year-old Morocco striker a "target" for a number of Premier League clubs. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal have joined the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich in following Barcelona B's Mikayil Faye before a potential summer move for the Senegal defender, 19. (Mail)

Bayern Munich do not plan to sack manager Thomas Tuchel before the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal on Tuesday, despite Saturday's defeat by Heidenheim. Tuchel announced in February that he will leave at the end of the season. (Metro)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos' contract at Sevilla finishes at the end of June and the 38-year-old wants his future sorted before the end of the season amid links with a move to Major League Soccer or Saudi Arabia. (AS - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 8 April 2024 08:21, UK


Jarrad Branthwaite has said he doesn't know why he didn't feature for England in recent friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

Sir Alex Ferguson didn't join Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Old Trafford for Manchester United's game against Liverpool because he was at the EFL Trophy final.
Bayern Munich's sporting director Max Eberl has admitted his full focus is on Tuesday's huge Champions League clash against Arsenal - not the search for a new manager.
Anthony Joshua has confirmed he will return to the ring in September following his KO win against Francis Ngannou.

Fans spotted Andre Onana smothering his gloves in Vaseline - but there is a clever reason behind the bizarre move.
Watch Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville's reactions in the commentary box at Old Trafford during Manchester United 2-2 Liverpool
Luton have upped their interest in Blackburn's red-hot forward Sam Szmodics.
Paul Heckingbottom may only be able to bring in one member of backroom staff if he takes the Sunderland job.

Former Rangers star Josh Windass revealed what Steven Gerrard was really like as a boss during training.
Mesut Ozil has revealed that there's one club he wished he'd played for at some point.
Liverpool have discovered a bargain release clause for Xabi Alonso, providing a new avenue to secure the Bayer Leverkusen boss.

Martin Odegaard says his Arsenal team should respect Harry Kane but not "fear" him ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich.
Noni Madueke has revealed the Chelsea dressing room was "silent" following his side's 2-2 draw away to Sheffield United.

Scottish football fans face hate crime complaints from members of the public who hear chants on TV at home, a senior lawyer has warned.

Rangers and Celtic shared six goals in an epic match at Ibrox

Celtic have hit out at 'unacceptable' scenes that saw assistant boss John Kennedy allegedly struck with several coins at Ibrox.

A former player of Jimmy Thelin says the Swedish manager is ready to give Aberdeen his decision.

Inter Milan could move for France forward Anthony Martial when the 28-year-old's Manchester United contract expires this summer - if they fail to sign Iceland forward Albert Gudmundsson, 26, from Genoa. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Brighton will not look to re-sign Ansu Fati after his loan move from Barcelona but Wolves, Valencia and Sevilla are potential destinations this summer for the Spain forward, 21. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim, who has been linked with Liverpool, has a verbal agreement that allows him to leave for £8.5m (10m euros) if a top side makes an approach this summer (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton will demand more than £40m to sell England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 27, this summer. (Football Insider)

Luton have raised their interest in Blackburn's 28-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Sammie Szmodics but face competition from Brentford. (Sun)

Amadou Onana is likely to leave Everton this summer, with the Toffees hoping to receive £50-60m for the Belgium midfielder, 22. (Football Insider)

Bundesliga sides are interested in making a summer move for Tottenham's 22-year-old Republic of Ireland forward Troy Parrott, who has been on loan with Dutch side Excelsior this season. (Football Insider)

English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, insists his focus is on winning games for Everton and that he is blocking out all the speculation about his long-term future, having been linked with Manchester United. (Liverpool Echo)

Juventus have reached an agreement in principle with Thiago Motta for the Bologna boss to become their new coach - and Bologna's Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson, 24, could follow him to Turin. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo wants to return to Serie A when his loan from Galatasaray to Aston Villa expires this summer, with Fiorentina and Napoli having already enquired about the 24-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United have firmed up their interest in Girona's Miguel Gutierrez and are looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of the Spanish left-back, 22, this summer. (Mirror, via TeamTalk)

Real Madrid are watching River Plate's 16-year-old Argentine midfielder Franco Mastantuono, who is also being monitored by Chelsea and Paris St-Germain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona and Manchester City are also interested in Mastantuono, who has a release clause of 45m euros (£38.6m). (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United have approached Palmeiras over 19-year-old Brazilian forward Thalys, who is yet to make his first-team debut. (TeamTalk)


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


Liverpool are on the brink of securing a three-year deal with Ruben Amorim to replace Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in Portugal.
Manchester United star Casemiro admitted he has "sleepless nights" over the side's inconsistent performances this season.

The British government has issued its support for the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at the Paris Olympic Games in a letter to Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee.
The creation of a Club World Cup moved one step closer to becoming a reality after European executives signed an initial agreement to start the competition in 2028.

Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo has apologised for his celebration after he scored in his side's draw with Liverpool.
Arsenal will ban any supporter who sells their ticket to Bayern Munich fans ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal's Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich is a big task and admits the Gunners need to be ruthless
The British Transport Police are set to have an "enhanced policing presence" ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final in a bid to avoid any unsavoury clashes with Liverpool fans.
Eilish McColgan made her long-awaited return to action in Paris this weekend - then set her sights on returning to the French capital again for this summer's Olympics.

Manchester United have approached Palmeiras for 19-year-old striker Thalys who is yet to make his senior debut, a report claims.
Police are throwing the biggest "ring of steel" in 27 years around Saturday's Grand National to protect it from protesters - including having spies in the crowd.

Manchester City have agreed personal terms with West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta ahead of a huge summer move to the reigning Premier League champions, according to reports.
Erik ten Hag has admitted he is weighing up his defensive options following the Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

A rugby fan in Australia has been convicted for abusing match officials online in a landmark court case, following last year's World Cup match between England and Samoa.

James Maddison says it is "non-negotiable" for Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League and has targeted a title push next season.

Mikel Arteta has been described as a "leader" by his former Arsenal team-mate and Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry.

Sassuolo and Cagliari have made Aberdeen star Connor Barron a top summer target.
Motherwell are set to beat off English Premier League competition to keep Dylan Wells at Fir Park.

Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad are prepared to offer £70m for 31-year-old Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah this summer. (Talksport)

Chelsea want to secure a £43m deal for Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain forward Nico Williams before the transfer window opens. (Football Insider)

Manchester City have agreed terms with West Ham's 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta before a summer move. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Liverpool have offered Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim a three-year contract to replace Jurgen Klopp. (Pedro Sepulveda via GiveMeSport)

West Ham, Liverpool, Tottenham and AC Milan want Fulham's 26-year-old defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who is out of contract in the summer. (Guardian)

Liverpool, Newcastle United and AC Milan are considering a move for Leeds United's 22-year-old Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville. (Football Transfers)

Chelsea are not interested in Athletico Paranaense's Brazil goalkeeper Bento, 24, but Inter Milan are set to face competition from other Premier League clubs. (Gazetto dello Sport - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in PSV Eindhoven's 20-year-old Belgium winger Johan Bakayoko, who is also a target for Burnley and Brentford. (Voetbal International - in Dutch)

Everton and England defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, says he is blocking out the noise about his future amid interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid. (90min)

Paris St-Germain have not given up on signing Barcelona and Spain midfielder Gavi, 19, this summer despite his 1bn euro release clause. (L'Equipe - in French)

Lazio's 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson is close to agreeing a deal to join Juventus as a free agent at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini has not met with Roma about taking over as coach. He recently visited Rome on a family holiday. (Muchodeporte - in Spanish)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 9 April 2024 22:21, UK


Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams is set to be at the centre of Premier League approaches this summer, with Tottenham keeping an eye on the Spain international's situation.
Newcastle United are close to finalising a new contract for Brazil international Joelinton after a series of positive meetings with the player and his representatives.
Liverpool and their winger Luis Diaz face a crossroads this summer with a decision on whether to extend the Colombian's contract or sell him, given interest from Paris Saint-Germain and others in the player.
Tyler Offiah, the son of rugby league great Martin, will join Bath on a three-year deal after rejecting interest from Leicester Tigers, Gloucester, Sale Sharks and Wigan Warriors.
Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, has brushed off concerns over England's talent drain to France, claiming players crossing the Channel are making "a lifestyle choice as much as anything else".

A number of big-name Manchester United players could be sold this summer, according to reports.

The agency that represents the Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been ordered to pay almost £4.5m in compensation to one of its former players by a Dutch court.
Jake White has criticised the South African Rugby Union for the chaos of his Vodacom Bulls squad needing to travel to England on eight different flights for Saturday's Investec Champions Cup quarter-final against Northampton Saints.
The triathlon at this summer's Paris Olympics could become a duathlon - without the swimming leg - if adverse weather conditions affect the quality of Seine water.

Liverpool stars Diogo Jota, Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all back in training in a major boost to the Reds.
Manchester United's new part-owners INEOS has made its first big managerial decision since taking control of the club's football operations with a new contract offered to first-team women's manager Marc Skinner.
Gareth Southgate has been warned there will be a major crackdown on discipline at this summer's Euros.
Manchester United have reportedly reached out to a former Liverpool nutrition expert as part of the ongoing overhaul being undertaken by Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Former Manchester United chief Ed Woodward is back involved in football after taking on his second role since leaving the Premier League giants.

Manchester United star Scott McTominay is set to be sidelined for three weeks with injury.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino addressed MLS owners in person at the league's Board of Governors meeting today in Los Angeles, becoming the first FIFA president to attend the league's board meeting since MLS's founding in 1996.

FIFA says it will consider changes to its policy that blocks league matches from being played in other countries. The changes are part of an agreement with a promoter to dismiss the world governing body from a lawsuit challenging that policy.

Hearts have issued a fresh rallying cry for their supporters to snap up tickets for next week's Scottish Gas Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers.

Tottenham are monitoring Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain forward Nico Williams, who has a £42.8m release clause in his contract. (Telegraph - subscription)

Williams could stay for another season at Athletic Bilbao before Barcelona try to sign him in 2025. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle United's 27-year-old Brazil midfielder Joelinton is close to signing a new contract. (Telegraph)

France defender Raphael Varane, 30, and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 32, are expected to head the list of players Manchester United offload in the summer. (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain and Barcelona are interested in Liverpool's 27-year-old Colombia forward Luis Diaz. (Telegraph - subscription)

Chelsea could sell 11 players this summer, including 24-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher and 22-year-old Armenia striker Armando Broja, who is on loan at Fulham. (Football London)

Manchester United's 22-year-old English striker Mason Greenwood, who is on loan at Getafe, is one of Juventus' transfer targets this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester City are interested in Wolves' 24-year-old Portugal winger Pedro Neto but face competition from clubs in Saudi Arabia. (Teamtalk)

Crystal Palace and Fulham are looking into a move for Union Berlin's 25-year-old Dutch defender Danilho Doekhi. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid and Brazil forward Rodrygo, 23, says he turned down a move to Liverpool in 2017 after they had a 3m euro offer accepted by Santos. (90 Min)

Arsenal will compete with Manchester United to sign Wolves' Brazil midfielder Joao Gomes, 23, this summer. (O Dia - in Portuguese)

Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong, meaning Trent Alexander-Arnold could move into midfield. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have not agreed a compensation deal with Newcastle for Dan Ashworth and may have to wait months before they can appoint him as sporting director. (Guardian)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 10 April 2024 22:53, UK


A deal has been reached for Frenchwoman Sonia Bompastor to become the next manager of Chelsea Women from this summer, succeeding Emma Hayes.
Bryan Robson admits he and Eric Cantona did a rubbish job of trying to persuade Jude Bellingham to join Manchester United from Birmingham before he eventually opted to sign for Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool's famed European atmosphere will be notable for the absence of Kop flags as supporters protest against the club's decision to increase ticket prices ahead of next season.
Taiwo Awoniyi is on course to provide Nottingham Forest with a huge boost in their battle to avoid relegation with head coach Nuno Espirito Santo hopeful of having him available for the run-in following his thigh injury.
Premier League clubs are expected to hold further talks on proposed changes to the Profitability and Sustainability Rules [PSR] on Thursday.
Harry Kane has said he was surprised to even receive a yellow card for his controversial elbow on Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes, and has claimed that Bayern Munich were
denied a "stonewall" penalty in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final.
Greg Norman made a surprise appearance at The Masters on Wednesday as a paying customer and expressed his disappointment that more of his LIV players have not been invited to the season's first major.
Marlie Packer has been dropped to the bench for England's Six Nations clash with Scotland this weekend as head coach John Mitchell hinted that no one in his squad was safe.

Manchester City are devising a plan to give Rodri some much-needed rest after the midfielder admitted tiredness in the wake of Tuesday's pulsating draw at Real Madrid.
Tim Sherwood was forced into a U-turn after his criticism of Paris Saint-Germain's performance was followed by two quick goals from the French side!
Counter terrorist police have written to Premier League clubs to urge them to be alert and review safety procedures after terrorist groups called for attacks against European football stadiums.
Tyson Fury has put Anthony Joshua on hold as he maps out no fewer than 10 more fights which will transform him from a multi-millionaire into boxing's first billionaire.
Lewis Hamilton's brother, Nicolas, has revealed he fell into a deep depression and considered suicide as a result of an 'all-consuming' gambling addiction.
Everton pair Jarrad Branthwaite and Dwight McNeil insist the players are not focusing on the club's points deduction

Robin van Persie is in the running to become the new head coach of Eredivisie strugglers Heerenveen.
Harry Kane admits "his future is at Bayern Munich" following his decision to leave Tottenham and quit the Premier League last summer.
Manchester City defender Kerstin Casparij has been suspended for one match by the Football Association for making an offensive gesture during last month's Manchester derby in the Barclay's Women's Super League.

Harry Maguire swerved a brilliant night of Champions League action on Tuesday to watch a game in League Two. The Manchester United star dropped into Hollywood-owned Wrexham to watch their clash against Crawley Town.
Dundee club secretary Eric Drysdale has pinned the blame for Dens Park's five postponements this season on climate change.

Max Whitlock will retire from gymnastics in August at the conclusion of the men's apparatus finals at the Olympics in Paris.

Xabi Alonso has refused to rule out managing in the Premier League in the future, despite disappointing Liverpool by committing his immediate future to Bayer Leverkusen.
Chelsea are still exploring plans for a new stadium despite finalising a deal to buy a plot of land adjacent to Stamford Bridge.
Sebastian Coe has defended World Athletics' decision to break with 128 years of Olympic tradition by becoming the first sport to give athletes prize money - $50,000 for gold medal winners - if they are victorious in Paris this summer.

Benni McCarthy is moving closer to the Manchester United exit door amid Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS' sweeping changes at the start of their rebuild project.

Tyson Fury expects Oleksandr Usyk to be found wanting as a former cruiserweight when the pair meet to unify the heavyweight boxing belts next month.

Newcastle United will step up planning for what insiders admit is a "complicated" summer transfer window after moving closer to a resolution on Joelinton's contract.
Lille manager Paulo Fonseca tops West Ham's shortlist to replace David Moyes, should the Hammers choose to part ways with their manager this summer.

Fuming Rangers have eviscerated "unprofessional" Dundee in a ferocious statement over the farcical call-off of the clash between the sides at Dens Park.
Raging Aberdeen have blasted the SFA's VAR set up as not fit for purpose after revealing officials incredibly guessed at Saturday's controversial disallowed late goal at Livingston.

Arsenal and Chelsea are closely monitoring Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 28, who would cost up to £40m this summer. (Florian Plettenberg)

Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres' agent says it will be harder for the 25-year-old to stay at Sporting Lisbon if manager Ruben Amorim, who has been linked with Liverpool, leaves the club. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Lille manager Paulo Fonseca heads West Ham's shortlist if the Hammers part ways with David Moyes in the summer. (The i)

Former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter is in line to take over from Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag - who reportedly expects to be sacked this summer - following a meeting with the club's minority stakeholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe. (Sun)

Chelsea are targeting Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, this summer, but the club will focus first on selling players in order to raise funds. (Football Transfers)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino and his coaches have been unimpressed by 23-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhaylo Mudryk's progress this season and the Blues will be in the market for a new winger this summer. (Football Insider)

Bayer Leverkusen have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign Leeds United's Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville, 22. (Bild)

Manchester United have set their sights on AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, but the 24-year-old is valued at 145m euros (£124m) by the Italian club. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Aston Villa are growing increasingly hopeful 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz will sign a new long-term contract. (Talksport)

Shakhtar Donetsk are preparing to sell Ukraine midfielder Georgiy Sudakov, with Liverpool, Aston Villa, Arsenal and Manchester City interested in the 21-year-old. (HITC)

Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries may be a target for Aston Villa and the Italian club would consider an offer of more than 30m euros (£25.7m) for the 27-year-old Netherlands international, whose contract with the Serie A club runs out in 2025. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United are to let 12 of their first-team squad leave Old Trafford in what will be a huge rebuild at the club this summer. (FourFourTwo)

German goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, 27, is set to sign a new five-year contract with Bayern Munich which will involve continuing his loan deal with Stuttgart for another season. (Bild)

777 Partners, the investor trying to take control of Everton, has pushed back its target date for completing the deal as it attempts to raise hundreds of millions of pounds to fund it. (Sky News)

A deal has been reached for Lyon boss Sonia Bompastor to become the next manager of Women's Super League club Chelsea this summer, succeeding Emma Hayes. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 12 April 2024 07:22, UK


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has held face-to-face talks with Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley in a bid to reach agreement on Dan Ashworth's move to Manchester United.
Top English rugby coaches are worried that the introduction of a Club World Cup in 2028 will hurt club finances and damage player welfare.

Premier League clubs are facing a bill of at least £106m to fund the first 10 years of the new independent regulator in the form of a compulsory Government levy.Brentford's home game against Sheffield United on Saturday will be watched with more than usual interest by the rest of the Premier League clubs due to an innovative augmented highlights experiment taking place at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Three of Harry Kane's children were rushed to hospital after being involved in a horror car crash in Germany.
Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave has hit out at World Athletics for offering prize money for gold medallists - insisting it is unfair on other sports.
CJ Ujah has returned to Great Britain's 4x100m relay squad for the first time since his failed drugs test saw the team stripped of a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Luke Donald will undertake a reconnaissance mission to the 2025 Ryder Cup venue in New York next month.

Newcastle United are introducing groundbreaking haptic shirts that will allow deaf fans and those with hearing loss to experience the atmosphere at St James' Park for the first time at a live match.
The Premier League is introducing new VAR technology next season, but the 'semi-automated offside' system will not be ready for the start of the campaign.
Sir Steve Redgrave says that it is unfair for athletics gold medallists to be paid prize money in Paris this summer while champions in other sports will receive nothing.
Semi-automated offside technology is coming to the Premier League next season and Sky Sports journalist Pete Smith explains all you need to know!

Kai Havertz's recent purple patch in front of goal for Arsenal has inspired the Gunners to rethink their transfer plans for the coming summer.
Liverpool legend Javier Mascherano has urged Luis Diaz to reject a move to PSG and remain at Anfield.
Kobbie Mainoo might have come in for criticism from former Manchester United star Paul Scholes, but the youngster's feelings about the Premier League and Champions League winner are plain to see.
Thiago Motta insists his Bologna side intend to remain a "pain in the a**" for the Italian giants as they target a shock place in the Champions League.

Leeds may have to fork out a staggering £40m for the bungled transfer of a player they never even owned.
Manchester City look set to swoop on the freshest talent coming out of Gremio - the Brazilian club that brought ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho to the attention of the world.
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has questioned Marcus Rashford's future at Old Trafford.
Toto Wolff has dropped his biggest hint yet as to who will replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Prince William and Prince George have been cheering on Aston Villa's opening goal in their first public appearance since Kate shared her cancer diagnosis.
Prem clubs have been blasted for their "ludicrous" decision to bring in semi-automated offside technology AFTER next season has started.

The Spanish TV station Movistar Plus+ has fired the analyst German Burgos after Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain refused to give interviews to the network on account of his comment about Barcelona's Lamine Yamal before Wednesday's Champions League match.
Australian world champion swimmer James Magnussen, who is coming out of retirement for next year's Enhanced Games, should be banned from sport for life if he deliberately dopes in an attempt to win $1m by trying to break a world record, according to World Aquatics chief executive Brent Nowicki.

Manchester City are one of a number of major European clubs considering a move for Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala, with the interest of the English champions more advanced than rivals.

Erik ten Hag fears he is running out of allies at Manchester United following the arrival of Sir Jim Ratcliffe as he battles to save his job.
Pep Guardiola has escaped a food poisoning shocker that could have damaged Manchester City's treble bid after Kevin De Bruyne's illness, which ruled him out of their quarter-final first leg against Real Madrid, was confirmed as an isolated incident.
An Al-Ittihad fan unable to contain his fury over their Saudi Super Cup Final defeat lashed out at one of the team's players with an actual whip.
Erik ten Hag fears he is running out of allies at Manchester United as he battles to save his job.

Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino is set for summer transfer abroad, with his hopes of playing under Mikel Arteta dwindling.
Chelsea cannot start any rebuild of Stamford Bridge until 2027 at the earliest, as part of their £80m deal to buy a plot of land next to the stadium.
Brentford are hopeful January signing Yunus Emre Konak will make a full return from injury before the end of the season.

Dundee vs Rangers could be played at a neutral venue if next Wednesday's re-arranged fixture proves to be another wash out.
Philippe Clement has revealed his Rangers stars will only get one day off this month after the latest Dens Park call-off.
The Scottish Premiership winners WON'T automatically qualify for the group stage of the 2025/26 Champions League after Scotland dropped out of the UEFA coefficient rankings top 10.

Celtic and Rangers have both been credited with an interest in Australia international 'keeper Tom Glover.
The Commonwealth Games could return to Scotland with talks ongoing for Glasgow to replace Australia's Victoria as hosts in 2026.

Manchester City are leading the race to sign Bayern Munich's 21-year-old Germany forward Jamal Musiala - but Liverpool, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain are all also interested. (Independent)

Brentford expect England striker Ivan Toney to leave the club in the summer, but the Bees will demand £50m, with Manchester United among several Premier League clubs tracking the 28-year-old. (HITC)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has held face-to-face talks with Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley in an attempt to reach an agreement on sporting director Dan Ashworth's move to Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

The recent good form of Arsenal's Germany forward Kai Havertz, 24, has made the Gunners rethink their summer transfer plans, with a move for Toney now unlikely. (Mirror)

Frenchman Raphael Varane, 30, will not to be offered a new contract on the same money by Manchester United and expected to leave the club when his current deal expires in June. (Chris Wheeler, Mail)

Arsenal's 20-year-old English midfielder Charlie Patino is set for a summer transfer abroad. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle with Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim. (Football Insider)

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has made a new centre-back one of his transfer priorities and Bayer Leverkusen's Ecuador international Piero Hincapie, 22, is on his shortlist. (Bild, via TeamTalk)

Spurs are also interested in signing Union Saint-Gilloise's Algeria striker Mohamed Amoura this summer but face competition from West Ham and Wolves for the 23-year-old. (GiveMeSport)

Manchester City are set to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the signing of Gremio's 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gustavo Nunes. (Sun)

Napoli will not take up the option to turn 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker's loan from Aston Villa into a permanent deal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea could look to move on 11 players this summer as they attempt to trim their large squad, with England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, among those set to leave. (Sun)

Barcelona are preparing to offer 21-year-old Spain midfielder Pedri, who has rejected interest from Paris St-Germain, a contract extension. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sporting Lisbon and Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres is a top target for Arsenal but the 25-year-old's contract contains a 100m-euro (£85.4m) release clause. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United and Newcastle have reportedly "initiated talks" with Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 29, who could be available on a free transfer this summer. (Calciomercato via TeamTalk)

Newcastle bosses have injected £37m into the club in the form of a new share issue, although it is not clear whether the money will contribute towards the summer transfer window. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 13 April 2024 07:09, UK


Raphael Varane's time at Manchester United appears set to end this summer with the club not prepared to offer him a contract extension on his current salary.
Odds have tumbled on former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being named as the next Republic of Ireland manager.
Darren England will be on VAR duty this weekend for the first time since his involvement in Luis Diaz's disallowed goal for Liverpool in their defeat at Tottenham in September. He will be the video referee for Fulham's clash with West Ham on Sunday.
Manchester United could see outgoing and incoming transfers from Serie A over the summer, according to new reports
Former Southampton chief scout Ian Torrance has been confirmed as the new head of recruitment at Cesc Fabregas' Serie B club Como.
Manchester City and England star Chloe Kelly has teamed up with Anthony Joshua's sports management agency as PSG ponder making a move to sign her this summer.

German police, already on a heightened level of alert, have arrested a terror cell including four teenagers from Dusseldorf who were planning to disrupt Euro 2024 with multiple weapons and Molotov cocktails.
Harry Kane's nanny has been praised for protecting three of the England captain's children when they were involved in a car crash on Monday outside Munich.

Teenage defender Jack Kingdon is the latest Manchester United academy product to earn a call-up to Erik ten Hag's first-team squad because of a spate of injuries.
Rotherham goalkeeper Viktor Johansson is expected to receive interest from Premier League clubs this summer as he will become available for only £750,000. Johansson has earned rave reviews despite his side's relegation from the Championship.
Toto Wolff said teenager Andrea Kimi Antonelli is in the "strongest position" of all the candidates to replace Lewis Hamilton.

Manchester City are likely to renew their efforts to sign West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta this summer if they are satisfied any issues with the investigation into alleged betting breaches are over.

Andy Cole would advise Aaron Ramsdale to look for a way out of Arsenal this summer after he became a clear No 2 behind current Gunners goalkeeper David Raya.
Manchester United youngster Jack Kingdon has been promoted to first-team training ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Bournemouth.

Xavi is convinced Barcelona's season would have ended "in disaster" if he had not announced his intention to leave at the end of the season - the Catalans are now unbeaten in 12 games and won at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

Liverpool officials will meet with the club's supporters board on Saturday in an attempt to build bridges in the aftermath of the protest about ticket prices against Atalanta that led to flags being removed from the Kop.
Billionaire twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have become co-owners of Spartan South Midlands League club Real Bedford with an investment of £3.6m in bitcoin.
The set of irons, made on a 3D printer, which Bryson DeChambeau used to great effect in leading the Masters at halfway, were only approved for use by the USGA on Monday.
Bryson DeChambeau made an impressive birdie after finding trouble off the tee at the 13th hole at Augusta National during the second round of The Masters.
Ineos Grenadiers boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe has penned an open letter to cycling's governing body UCI calling for "real action" to address safety issues in the wake of last week's pile-up at the Tour of the Basque Country which left a series of high-profile riders with serious injuries.
South Africa's Bulls are facing criticism over their squad selection for the Champions Cup clash with Northampton after announcing what amounted to a second XV because of injuries and a desire not to make struggling players take two long-haul flights to the UK.

Adam Cole, the co-founder of the failed Football Index gambling website, has been revealed as being one of the people behind a new venture KiX which has striking resemblances to the one which collapsed owing users more than £90m.

Norwich City defender Grant Hanley hopes returning from an absence with four games remaining in the season will give him enough time to secure a place in Scotland's Euro 2024 squad.
Alfredo Morelos could soon be looking for a new club, with the former Rangers striker having been removed from Santos' first-team squad and told his contract could be terminated.
Reports in Colombia have suggested Rangers are one of the European teams interested in signing Fluminense winger Jhon Arias.

Manchester City are likely to capitalise on Lucas Paqueta's desire to leave West Ham in the summer - but only if the Football Association's investigation into alleged betting breaches by the Brazil midfielder, 26, has been dropped. (Guardian)

Paqueta's £85m West Ham release clause becomes active in June and Manchester City do not expect personal terms to be an issue. (Athletic - subscription required)

City are prepared to spend £120m to sign 21-year-old Germany forward Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich. (TeamTalk)

Liverpool are preparing summer moves for Sporting Lisbon's English forward Marcus Edwards, 25, and Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio, 22. (Football Insider)

Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron, 30, and English striker Callum Wilson, 32, are among the players who could leave Newcastle United as the club prepares for a summer rebuild. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United and Tottenham have approached Fulham's English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo in an attempt to reach a pre-contract agreement with the 26-year-old. (TeamTalk)

United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a £13m target for Inter Milan with the 26-year-old England defender out of contract in the summer of 2025. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham hope to tie up a quick deal for Chelsea's England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, when the transfer window opens. (Sun)

Barcelona defender Pau Cubarsi wants to sign a new contract at the Nou Camp despite growing interest from big clubs around Europe in the 17-year-old following his impressive display against Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Liverpool have joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Spanish left-back Alejandro Grimaldo, 28, from Bayer Leverkusen. (Football Transfers)

Juventus defender Gleison Bremer, who has been linked with Manchester United, has a clause in his contract that allows the 27-year-old Brazil centre-back to leave in the summer of 2025 for 60m euros (£51m). (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Several Premier League clubs and sides in Europe have expressed an interest in signing Manchester United's 22-year-old English striker Mason Greenwood, who is on a season-long loan at Getafe. (Mail)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has dismissed reports England striker Ivan Toney, 28, could leave for as little as £30m in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Luton Town's English midfielder Ross Barkley says he will not consider his future until the end of the season, amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

Premier League clubs could capitalise on Nottingham Forest's need to sell key players by moving for New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 32. (Football Insider)

With star player Kylian Mbappe set to leave Paris St-Germain for Real Madrid, the French club are monitoring Inter Milan's France forward Marcus Thuram, 26. (Tuttosport, via Bild - in German)

Barcelona manager Xavi could yet be persuaded to stay at the club after announcing he would leave at the end of the season - but only if he receives assurances that he will be backed in the transfer market. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale has decided against hiring former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli as the club's new chief executive. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Fulham, Sheffield United, Southampton and Queens Park Rangers are all plotting a move for Rangers' Jamaican striker Kemar Roofe, 31. (Football Insider)

Wolves and Leeds United are considering a move for Southampton's Scotland striker Che Adams, 27, who will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. (TeamTalk)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has admitted England defender Harry Maguire, 31, wants to play more regularly, with interest from West Ham. (Metro)

Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the frame to be appointed as the next Republic of Ireland manager. (Irish Times)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Sunday's newspapers


Manchester United have emerged as potential dark horses in the race to sign Ivan Toney.
Tottenham and West Ham are going head-to-head for Fulham central defender Tosin Adarabioyo.
Bruno Guimaraes has insisted he is happy with life at Newcastle as he continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United.

Newcastle are guaranteed to finish above 14th place in the league table after beating Tottenham, triggering the clause which means they have to sign Lewis Hall from Chelsea for £28m.
Brighton and Brentford are among the clubs tracking Portugal U20 attacking midfielder Gustavo Sa.
Brentford have launched an internal investigation into their injury problems after suffering 29 blows this season.
Israel have targeted featuring at future editions of the Copa America after signing a cooperation agreement with CONMEBOL.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his side showed patience and composure in their 5-1 win against Luton.
Pep Guardiola hailed his team for being 'alive' for another Treble - and has called on his players to embrace the 'incredible' opportunity to fight again on all fronts.
Ange Postecoglou accused his Tottenham team of lacking bravery after they slumped to their heaviest defeat of his reign at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Ange Postecoglou says his side will continue to see how far they can push themselves.
Aurelien Tchouameni struck early in the second half to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win at Mallorca as they rested key players ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

The US owners of Chelsea have sold both the hotels on the Stamford Bridge site to another company they own, generating £75.6 million of income which will count towards their profitability and sustainability rules compliance.
Swansea City are suing Russell Martin for "breach of contract" following his defection to Championship rivals Southampton last summer.

Dan Burn was called "more than a player" for keeping a promise to deaf fans by celebrating a Newcastle goal with a British Sign Language message.

Jason Day has revealed he was asked to remove a garish sweater by Augusta National officials before the second round of the Masters.
Nike's Team USA track and field kit for women is needlessly revealing and sexist, women athletes have said after the US sportswear brand unveiled its outfits for this summer's Olympic Games.

Philippe Clement has accused Dundee of showing travelling fans a lack of respect after Dees secretary Eric Drysdale tried to blame climate change for their fifth call-off of the season.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke and his scouts are keeping tabs on Lincoln City frontman Joe Taylor.

Daizen Maeda, who is unlikely to feature again this season, has revealed that the most frustrating part of being out injured is that his son can't watch him play for Celtic.

Manchester United are planning to sell 24-year-old Brazil winger Antony this summer, with Crystal Palace's French midfielder Michael Olise, 22, their top target as a replacement. (Rudy Galetti via X)

Manchester United are lining up an £80m bid for Everton's 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite. (Sun)

Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester United and England defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 26, if 27-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries leaves this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim will be given time to implement his playing style at Liverpool if he replaces Jurgen Klopp. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are keen to bring in a striker to provide competition for Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 27, and Germany striker Kai Havertz, 24, with Bologna's Dutchman Joshua Zirkzee, 22, among their top targets. (TeamTalk)

Manchester United could attempt to buy Brentford's 28-year-old England striker Ivan Toney in the summer. (Mirror)

Tottenham, West Ham and AC Milan are interested in signing Fulham's 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Mirror)

Fulham and West Ham are considering a move for Panathinaikos' 24-year-old Greece striker Fotis Ioannidis, who is valued at £15m. (Sun)

Tottenham are ready to step up their efforts to sign Atalanta's 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ederson. (TeamTalk)

Chelsea's 19-year-old English defender Lewis Hall, who is on loan at Newcastle United, is set to make his move permanent this summer. (Mirror)

Swansea are suing former manager Russell Martin for breach of contract following his move to Championship rivals Southampton last summer. (Telegraph - subscription)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 15 April 2024 07:30, UK


Nottingham Forest's appeal over breaching spending rules will take place next week, in what could prove a pivotal outcome in the Premier League relegation battle.
Gloucestershire are again considering the sale of their historic home ground in Bristol with accounts - due to be published on Monday - likely to show losses of around £1m.

Former Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is in line to face punishment for his refusal to take part in Werder Bremen's Bundesliga clash against Bayer Leverkusen after being informed that he would not start the match.
Arsenal star Kieran Tierney has cast doubt on his future at the club by revealing that he doesn't talk to manager Mikel Arteta.
Football and cricket's transgender inclusion policies are set to come under government scrutiny at a meeting on Monday afternoon.
Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is emerging as a surprise name under consideration by Liverpool.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has been seeking to negotiate an extension that would allow the club's potential buyers 777 Partners extra time to raise funds and adhere with the conditions of its planned takeover.

Arsenal have been handed a major boost ahead of the second leg of their quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich with Kingsley Coman joining the German side's list of injury doubts.
Josh Murphy's red-hot form for Oxford United has attracted interest from five Championship clubs and the MLS.
Gleison Bremer could swap Juventus and the Old Lady for Manchester United and Old Trafford - but not until next year.
Mikel Arteta is reportedly lining up controversial former Manchester United star Gabriel Heinze to add to his backroom team.
Paris Saint-Germain have cooled their interest in Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford with a source claiming he has never even been on their radar.
Were Man Utd lucky to escape late penalty drama at Bournemouth?
Newly-crowned German champions Bayer Leverkusen are ready to join Premier League clubs in the race to sign Leeds winger Crysencio Summerville.
Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen turn on the style as they beat Werder Bremen 5-0 to win the Bundesliga title for the very first time.
Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho is on collision course with the club's manager Erik ten Hag after appearing to "like" social media posts slamming the Dutchman.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are investigating racist abuse sent to Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka in the wake of their midweek Champions League game against Bayern Munich.
Tom Wagner has no doubts he can transform Birmingham City into a football force again despite the threat the club could be spending next season in League One.
Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni was the subject of racist gestures after scoring the winner against Mallorca on Saturday.

Eric Dier believes an "outstanding" atmosphere at the Allianz Arena can help Bayern Munich blow Arsenal away in the Champions League.

Katie Boulter has revealed that Emma Raducanu played a key role in helping her get her first tour-level win on clay during Britain's Billie Jean King Cup tie.
Bournemouth defender Marcos Senesi says it is only a matter of time before Gareth Southgate brings Dominic Solanke into his England squad.

Roma defender Evan Ndicka is recovering in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during Sunday's Serie A clash with Udinese.
Jason Day has revealed his desire to play in his first Olympic Games golf tournament after missing the 2016 return over fears about the Zika virus and then not qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

Don Cowie revealed Philippe Clement apologised for not shaking his hand following Ross County's shock win over Rangers.

Ex-Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong says it "still doesn't feel real" after helping Bayer Leverkusen romp to the Bundesliga title for the first time.
Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart admits he is loving life at the top of the Scottish Premiership but nothing will change his mind on retiring at the end of the season.
Rangers cast-off Sam Lammers continues to be in red-hot form for FC Utrecht, with Sunday seeing him equal a club record as he scored a goal in six successive games.

Former Bayern Munich, Monaco and Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac is emerging as a surprise name under consideration to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss. (Mail)

Newcastle United have made Nottingham Forest's English attacking midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 24, one of their main summer transfer targets. (Mirror)

Liverpool could sign English winger Marcus Edwards, 25, from Sporting Lisbon for £30m this summer. (Football Insider)

Marcus Rashford is set to stay at Manchester United as Paris St-Germain have made it clear they have no interest in signing the 26-year-old England forward. (Sun)

Chelsea are preparing a bid for Netherlands midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, 26, having sent scouts to watch him during Atalanta's Europa League win at Liverpool. (Sportmediaset - in Italian)

Tottenham are tracking Leicester City's English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and could sign the 25-year-old for between £30m and £40m this summer. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are also interested in signing Italian defender Riccardo Calafiori, 21, from Bologna in the summer. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Spain winger Bryan Gil could seek a departure from Tottenham in the summer and Spurs would be willing to let the 23-year-old leave on a permanent transfer. (Give Me Sport)

Everton are keen on signing 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker, who is currently on loan at Napoli, from Aston Villa this summer. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are confident Spain centre-back Pau Cubarsi, 17, will sign a new contract despite interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barca are also working to extend Lamine Yamal's contract, even if Paris St-Germain follow up their interest with a big bid for the 16-year-old Spain winger. (Nicolo Schira)

Bayern Munich have contacted Zinedine Zidane, who is yet to return to management since leaving Real Madrid three years ago, to gauge his interest in succeeding Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Newcastle are expected to offer England full-back Kieran Trippier a new contract, with the 33-year-old's current deal running out at the end of next season. (Football Insider)

Former Argentina and Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze could be set to join Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's backroom staff, with the pair reportedly having held talks. (ESPN, via Metro)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 16 April 2024 07:54, UK


The German FA is planning to approach Jurgen Klopp after Julian Nagelsmann became Bayern Munich's No 1 target to replace Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester United's latest insipid offering at Bournemouth at the weekend underlined the scale of the task facing Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team in their bid to take the broken club back to the top, with up to 12 players in line to be offloaded.
Marcus Rashford has been told his place in England's Euro 2024 squad is "in danger" due to the wealth of options at Gareth Southgate's disposal
Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool team to pull together and be "an absolute machine" to save their season after a poor run of form left them fearing a campaign with just Carabao Cup success to savour.
Wrexham will make every effort they can to turn goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo's loan move from Arsenal into a permanent transfer this summer.
Shea Lacey, a player dubbed "the Scouse Messi", has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United after turning 17 at the weekend.

Leeds are ready to explore an initial loan move to bring Kalvin Phillips back to the club - if they can secure an instant Premier League return.
Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to re-explore interest in Caoimhin Kelleher after seeing Nottingham Forest's attempts to sign the Liverpool goalkeeper late in the January window rebuffed.
UEFA officials have been sweating over the possibility of an English club reaching the final in Dublin on May 22 as the Irish capital would likely descend into chaos, with just 12,000 tickets available to fans of each club.
Liverpool target Ruben Amorim has again laughed off suggestions he is heading for Anfield this summer, with the Sporting boss saying that he has not discussed his future with his squad because they only speak to him about days off.
Former Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has hit back at claims he refused to play for Werder Bremen at German champions Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, with the Guinean saying he won't accept people "trying to tarnish my image".
A number of Manchester United players are delaying decisions on their future due to the uncertainty over whether Erik ten Hag will be at the club next season.

Frank Lampard has taken himself out of the running to become the new head coach of the Canada national team.
The takeover of Everton by 777 Partners is on a knife-edge ahead of a deadline for a £160m loan repayment that has sparked fears the club could be plunged into administration.
Newcastle are looking into the possibility of signing Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo along with Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly as the club search for value in the summer market.

Arsenal are drawing up a list of players they would offer to Sporting Lisbon as part of a deal to sign striker Viktor Gyokeres this summer according to reports in Portugal.
Barcelona midfielder Pedri, who has been linked with Premier League clubs including Liverpool, is expected to be one of few players to be handed a contract extension at the Nou Camp this summer.

The Premier League has yet to approve the value of the £76.5m sale of Chelsea's two hotels to a sister company, leaving the club facing uncertainty over their compliance with spending rules, according to their latest accounts.
Organisers of the Beijing half marathon are investigating allegations that three African competitors allowed China's star runner to win the race, after video showed them slowing down and gesturing He Jie to a one-second victory.
Champions Cup organisers will push for schedule changes next season to avoid a repeat of the damaging Bulls selection controversy that undermined their quarter-final against Northampton Saints.

Alejandro Garnacho has been spoken to by Erik ten Hag after the Manchester United winger liked tweets that criticised his half-time substitution at Bournemouth and suggested he had been "thrown under the bus" by the head coach.
The Premier League is seeking to have Everton's appeal against their latest points deduction heard before the end of the season in an attempt to bring some clarity to any final-day relegation battle.
Team GB triathlon stars are already preparing for pollution in the River Seine during the Paris Olympics by eating more yoghurt and taking probiotics.
Noise is increasing that Viktor Hovland will be the next high-profile golfer to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf.
The Lawn Tennis Association is in discussions to bring women's tennis back to the Queen's Club in West London with a new high-profile event at the beginning of the grasscourt season.

Willian has revealed that he is considering leaving Fulham at the end of the season.
Wolves defender Toti Gomes has thanked boss Gary O'Neil for keeping him in his first-team plans and improving his chances of a place in Portugal's Euro 2024 squad.

Mallorca are working with the police to investigate an alleged racist gesture made during a 1-0 home defeat by Real Madrid on Saturday.

Barcelona are in talks over a contract extension for their exciting young centre-back Pau Cubarsi, who has previously been the subject of interest from Manchester City.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Dean Henderson believes he has done enough to earn an England recall for Euro 2024, having found form again after going to "hell and back" during an injury-hit year.
Chelsea have exercised options to extend Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk's long contracts into their 30s.

McDiarmid Park has been selected as the back-up venue for Rangers' crucial title clash against Dundee - if Dens Park is unplayable again.

One of Wrexham's promotion-winning stars has likened the Welsh club to Celtic and insists they can be as big as they want.
Former Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be set for a return to management by taking charge of Besiktas next season - just a few months after he turned down the chance to manage in Turkey.

Manchester City have opened talks with Wolves over the possible signing of Algeria wing-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 22. (Football Transfers)

Tottenham have made an offer to Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo as they try to beat Manchester United in the race for the English defender, 26. (Teamtalk)

Newcastle United are looking into the possibility of signing Adarabioyo along with Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly, 25, as the English pair are both out of contract in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are showing an interest in Sporting Lisbon's Viktor Gyokeres but fear Liverpool could scupper their chances of signing the Sweden striker, 25. (HITC)

Barcelona have rejected an offer from an unnamed Premier League club for Brazil winger Raphinha, 27. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool can sign Sporting Lisbon's Portugal centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 22, for £40m. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have identified Sunderland's England Under-21 goalkeeper Anthony Patterson, 23, as a potential replacement for their Republic of Ireland keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 25. (Mail)

Newcastle United are intensifying their scouting of RB Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko as they look to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of the 20-year-old Slovenia striker. (Teamtalk)

West Ham have made enquiries about Panathinaikos and Greece striker Fotis Ioannidis, 24. (Football Insider)

West Ham have also scouted Real Betis' Juan Miranda, although Brentford, Crystal Palace and Wolves are also keen on the Spain left-back, 24. (HITC)

Chelsea have triggered contract extensions for Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez and Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, with both 23-year-olds having another year added to what were already long-term deals. (Sun)

AC Milan have remained informed about the situation of Fiorentina's Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, who is currently on loan at Manchester United. (Rudy Galetti)

Tottenham's 23-year-old English right-back Djed Spence, who is currently on loan with Genoa, is one of several senior players expected to leave the London club this summer. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are one of a number of European clubs monitoring 15-year-old Porto youth team winger Cardoso Varela. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Former Chelsea and Everton boss Frank Lampard has taken himself out of the running to become the new head coach of Canada's men's national team. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich want Germany boss and former manager Julian Nagelsmann to return to the club to replace Thomas Tuchel, who is leaving at the end of the season. (Sky Sport Germany)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 17 April 2024 07:26, UK


A scout from Manchester United was in Porto Alegre last week to run the rule over Gremio left winger Gustavo Nunes, one of the latest rising stars to come out of Brazil.
Sergino Dest has revealed talks are under way to turn his loan move from Barcelona to PSV Eindhoven into a permanent deal worth around £9m.

Erling Haaland has leveraged his trademark long blonde hair by buying a stake in his favourite Norwegian hair-tie company which sells the signature accessory that has secured the striker's man-bun in place since his days at Borussia Dortmund.
Nicolas Jackson is determined to finish his first season at Chelsea on a high and will not risk that by repeating the penalty row that took the shine off another encouraging personal performance from the striker against Everton.
European Professional Club Rugby is desperate to separate its Champions Cup knockout phases to avoid a repeat of the Bulls' selection controversy that damaged the credibility of its showpiece competition.
More than three-quarters of respondents in a survey of female athletes said they wanted categories by sex at birth rather than gender identification in contact and endurance sports.
Chris Froome's Israel Premier-Tech team could face protests at the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this summer after his wife's anti-Muslim outburst on an X account she has since deleted.

Football lawmakers have progressed in their bid to stop goalkeepers timewasting when in possession of the ball.
Arsenal are due another £2m payment from Fulham for Bernd Leno after the Cottagers mathematically secured Premier League survival.
Granit Xhaka believes his former side Arsenal can still win the Premier League despite falling to a 2-0 home defeat by Aston Villa last Sunday
Granit Xhaka heaps praise on head coach Xabi Alonso after he steers the German side Bayer Leverkusen to a very first Bundesliga title

Manchester United are set to offer Kobbie Mainoo a lucrative new deal with INEOS desperate to keep the youngster.
Former Chelsea star Glen Johnson has told the Blues they should sign Manchester United flop Raphael Varane.
Brazil legend and World Cup winner Romario has come out of retirement 15 years after his last professional match.
Premier League Golden Boot candidate Cole Palmer did not insist on a goal bonus clause in his contract when he signed for Chelsea last summer.
Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique believes Jurgen Klopp's departure from Anfield will create the perfect moment for Mo Salah to leave Anfield as well.
Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley is appealing against a court order to pay £3.4m to a shipping tycoon or face a bankruptcy petition which would disqualify her as a director of the Premier League club.

The proposed takeover of Everton has moved into added time after the bidder 777 Partners was granted a last-minute extension to repay a £160m loan.
Samuel Eto'o has accused the Confederation of African Football's general secretary of several breaches of FIFA's code of ethics during the investigation into allegations that he was involved in match-fixing.
The early-season trial of the Kookaburra ball in County Championship games has been hailed as a success by England men's team director Rob Key.

Aberdeen have vowed to give Swedish manager Jimmy Thelin time to rebuild the club in the hope that he will "anchor" the Dons for years.
The IOC has lifted its block on Britain hosting Olympic-related events after the government's U-turn on Russian and Belarussian athletes being allowed to compete at the Paris Games as neutrals.

Jadon Sancho is open to a Manchester United return next season with Erik ten Hag's future looking increasingly uncertain.

Reported Liverpool managerial target Niko Kovac has broken his silence on the possibility that he is in the frame to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield next season.
Borussia Dortmund assistant manager Nuri Sahin tells Sky Sports about the key principle of management that he learned from working with Jurgen Klopp
The World Snooker Tour (WST) has responded after Ronnie O'Sullivan sensationally called for the World Championship to be moved away from its iconic Crucible venue.

Nottingham Forest have increased season ticket prices by an average of 24 per cent for the 2024/25 season.

Aberdeen's chief executive Alan Burrows has revealed that Jimmy Thelin's loyalty to Elfsborg prevented the Dons from bringing their new manager in immediately.
Defiant goalkeeper Jack Butland delivered a loaded message to the Rangers sceptics who have a 'habit of writing us off'.
Steven Naismith has a Hearts goalkeeping plan in place which saw Craig Gordon reinstated to the starting XI at the weekend.

Arsenal are expected to revive their interest in Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz this summer. (Football Insider)

Fulham have identified Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah, 24, as a potential replacement for fellow English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, who is expected to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United have switched their attention to Nice's 24-year-old France defender Jean-Clair Todibo after being put off by the price tag of Everton's 21-year-old English centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite. (Teamtalk)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 24, would be open to restarting his Manchester United career and returning to the club if manager Erik ten Hag leaves. (i news)

United want to sell Brazil winger Antony, 24, this summer. (Rudy Galetti)

Bayer Leverkusen have put a 150m euro (£128m) price tag on 20-year-old German attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz amid interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Radio Marca via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham are hoping to extend the loan of Germany and RB Leipzig winger Timo Werner, 28, rather than triggering their option-to-buy clause in the existing deal. (HITC)

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Ecuador centre-back Willian Pacho, 22, who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. (Florian Plettenberg)

Arsenal will make English striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, available for transfer this summer but will ask for £40m. (HITC)

Tottenham are considering a move for Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine midfielder Giorgi Sudakov, 21. (Caught Offside)

Spurs will listen to offers for 23-year-old Spain winger Bryan Gil in the summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle have renewed their interested in Nottingham Forest's English midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 24. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are set to appoint David Woodfine as assistant sporting director to Richard Hughes, as he returns to Anfield less than a year after leaving the club. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United will open talks with 18-year-old England midfielder Kobbie Mainoo over a new contract this summer. (Sun)

Everton are keen to extend England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin's contract, 27, which runs out at the end of next season. (Football Insider)

Wrexham want to turn 22-year-old English goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo's loan from Arsenal into a permanent deal. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Juventus will listen to offers for Italian forward Federico Chiesa, who has been linked with Liverpool and Newcastle, after disagreements between the 26-year-old and boss Massimiliano Allegri over his role. (Tuttosport - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 18 April 2024 08:01, UK


Anthony Martial could reportedly be thrown a Premier League lifeline this summer with Tottenham Hotspur said to be interested in the out-of-contract Man Utd forward.

The £2.5bn promised to Ukrainian war victims following the sale of Chelsea remains stuck in a bank account, with fears growing that it may take years - and even an act of Parliament - before funds can be released.
Newcastle director Amanda Staveley is once again appealing against an order to pay £3.4m to a shipping tycoon that could see her face a bankruptcy petition, a report has suggested.
Juventus have been told they must pay Cristiano Ronaldo £8.3m after losing an arbitration case to their former player, according to reports.
FC Salzburg are set to take the final European spot in next year's Club World Cup after Arsenal's hopes were extinguished by their Champions League quarter-final defeat.
Barcelona's dressing room is becoming increasingly split, with a number of team-mates beginning to back Ilkay Gundogan's criticism of recent individual performances.

England manager Sarina Wiegman has been given an unexpected headache ahead of the next round of international fixtures after a spat between Chelsea's Lauren James and Manchester United's Mille Turner threatened to cause a split in the squad.
Eni Aluko, the former England international, says football is "not a safe space" for women in this country because of sexism and misogyny.
Sir Steve Redgrave will miss the Olympics for the first time in 40 years after losing his role as a BBC pundit to Dame Katherine Grainger and the race to become British Rowing performance director to Louise Kingsley.
The London Marathon have urged unity on the streets of London on Sunday when more than 50,000 people will run the London Marathon for charities that include both Palestinians and Israelis impacted by the conflict in the Middle East.
David Ornstein from The Athletic explains why Arsenal and Manchester City's Champions League exit will have an impact on Premier League clubs aiming to play in Europe.

Impending free-agent Thomas Tuchel improved his future stock by joining Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti as the fourth manager to take three different teams to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Ivan Toney reportedly wants a wage of around £250,000 per week if he is to leave Brentford this summer, more than captain Bruno Fernandes should Manchester United enter the race to sign him.
Leeds goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson could be facing police charges in his home country Norway after being involved in a car accident earlier this week - he was taken to hospital after colliding with a barrier but was uninjured.

Tottenham appear set to miss out on long-term target Jonathan David, with the Lille striker reportedly preferring a move to Serie A.

Amanda Staveley has resigned as a director of 20 companies associated with Newcastle United.
Cesc Fabregas has insisted that Serie B outfit Como must stick with their long-term plan even if they do end up in the Italian top flight next term.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe will run the London Marathon for an eighth time on Sunday - but the Manchester United co-owner needs to shave a chunk off his personal best if he is to make FA Cup semi-final kick-off at Wembley.

The NBA has banned Toronto two-way player Jontay Porter after a league investigation concluded that he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors and wagered on games.

Emma Raducanu's registered company has reported a profit of nearly £10m in its latest accounts.
Emma Raducanu dominated former World No 1 Angelique Kerber in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has said it is now prepared to discuss paying athletes for winning medals after Lord Coe's announcement that track and field gold medal winners at this summer's Paris Games will receive a $50,000 (£39,360) bonus from World Athletics.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer has admitted he might retire from cricket if his injury problems persist.
Ken Owens, who announced his retirement from rugby union on Wednesday, has admitted his decision came down to physical issues and revealed he was, at times, struggling to pick up his one-year-old child.

Manchester United and Trafford Council's joint Old Trafford task force has been finalised with the addition of four new members.

Connor Goldson has opened up on the emotional battle he faced after his heart surgery and admits he told his wife 'I just want to die'.
Sergino Dest has revealed talks are under way to turn his loan move from Barcelona to PSV Eindhoven into a permanent deal worth around £9m.
Leeds United star Archie Gray has revealed he will not follow in family footsteps and play for Scotland as he wants to represent England on the international stage.
Duncan Ferguson has slammed bottom side Arbroath's players for "downing tools on their club and manager" as he faces having them play an important part in Inverness Caledonian Thistle's own bid to avoid relegation.

Barcelona and Manchester City have held talks with the representatives of RB Leipzig's 25-year-old Spain midfielder Dani Olmo. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool could move for West Ham's Ghana forward Mohammed Kudus, 23, if 31-year-old Egypt striker Mohamed Salah leaves. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Barcelona are among several European clubs considering a move for Roma's 30-year-old Argentina striker Paulo Dybala. (Rudy Galetti)

Shakhtar Donetsk expect to lose Ukraine midfielder Georgiy Sudakov this summer, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United interested in the 21-year-old. (Evening Standard)

Mexican Rafa Marquez is a one of the candidates to succeed Xavi when he steps down as Barcelona manager at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich and Tottenham have joined Manchester United in considering a move for Everton's 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite. (Teamtalk)

Bayern Munich are monitoring the progress of English midfielder Archie Gray, 18, but are yet to make any contact with Leeds. (Florian Plettenberg)

Saudi Pro League clubs are interested in 34-year-old Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye, who is unlikely to be offered a new contract by Everton when his deal expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Newcastle and Liverpool are keen on Sporting Lisbon's 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, who is also wanted by Chelsea. (Football Transfers)

Sean Dyche's job as Everton manager is not under threat despite their poor form. (i - subscription)

Nottingham Forest want more than £20m for 21-year-old Brazilian defender Murillo amid interest from Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (Football Insider)

Manchester United could offer forward Mason Greenwood as part of a deal to sign Brazil defender Gleison Bremer, 27, from Juventus. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian, subscription)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 19 April 2024 07:24, UK


Manchester City are planning a big push to sign Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala this summer. Pep Guardiola wants more options in attacking midfield and Musiala is emerging as his top target.
Arsenal are targeting a striker and winger in the summer to strengthen Mikel Arteta's squad after their hopes of reaching a first Champions League semi-final since 2009 were ended by Bayern Munich.
Former Australia cricket captain Meg Lanning struggled with "an unhealthy relationship" with exercise and food leading up to her shock retirement.
Barcelona have been fined £21,500 by Uefa for Nazi salutes and monkey gestures made by fans at their Champions League game away to Paris Saint-Germain last week.

UK Sport, the government agency that provides funding for the British Olympic and Paralympic programme, will have to cut 25 per cent of staff jobs and 50 per cent of its directors by July.
Manchester United are conducting detailed analysis of the stadium projects at Real Madrid and Barcelona, knowing that redeveloping the existing Old Trafford site could be as much as £1 billion cheaper than building a new site.
The chief executive of the ECB has said that the decision not to award Yorkshire a top-tier women's professional team was not "punishing them for past sins."

Aaron Ramsdale has interest from Newcastle and Chelsea, while clubs from abroad are also monitoring his situation at Arsenal.
A chef at Manchester United was left 'sick and confused' after touching a faulty light switch and giving himself an electric shock, while a steward at Chelsea had a pint of beer thrown over his head by a 'helpful' fan after a spark from a burning flare went into his eye.
Gremio winger Gustavo Nunes is among the talent identified as part of a fresh focus on South America, with the Red Devils preparing for their present and future.
Jude Bellingham or Harry Kane will miss England's friendly against Bosnia due to potential involvement in the Champions League final two days before.
England rugby players are growing increasingly concerned about the RFU's hybrid contract scheme.
Nathan Patterson will learn this weekend if his hopes of playing for Scotland at this summer's Euro finals are over.

Liverpool star Alisson's £4.75m house has been put on the market.
Rafa Benitez is the top candidate to take over as manager at Sao Paulo.
Manchester United have made signing a new left-back their top summer priority, according to reports.
Ivan Toney is hoping to earn more than Bruno Fernandes if he joins Manchester United this summer.
Sky Sports' Sam Blitz and Joe Shread discuss possible destinations for Ivan Toney if the Brentford striker makes a move in the summer as expected.
Usain Bolt made a quick visit to Burnley's training ground this week.

Pep Lijnders could reportedly take Liverpool's entire backroom team with him to Besiktas after offering himself to the Turkish giants.
Manchester United have reportedly locked onto the first signing of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era as Juventus prepare a succession plan for Gleison Bremer.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has faced further scrutiny over his tactics after former star Andreas Pereira claimed his side were easy to play against this season.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted he wants to see Marcus Rashford play in a better team amid his struggles in Manchester United's latest disastrous season.
Sunday's London Marathon is expected to smash its own charity fundraising record of £66.4m.

Manchester United are benefitting from a significant financial windfall after Borussia Dortmund triggered another payment for Jadon Sancho by reaching the Champions League semi-final.
Harry Kane warns England team-mate Jude Bellingham he's ready for Champions League "war".
Reece James has declared that his comeback is on and told his fans he will see them soon as he continues his injury rehabilitation.
Kylian Mbappe reportedly sparked a brawl involving 60 people in the tunnel after Paris Saint-Germain beat Barcelona to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night.
Ilkay Gundogan's wife has added fuel to the fire in defending the Barcelona midfielder after his public criticism of team-mates Ronald Araujo, Joao Cancelo and Robert Lewandowski.
Wembley will ramp up security for the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend - in a dress rehearsal for when it hosts the Champions League final.

Aitana Bonmati insisted things "have not changed" for women's footballers in Spain, despite the public attention on issues in the aftermath of Spain's 2023 Women's World Cup victory.

Talks on throwing Israel out of world football over its response to the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks are to be held at Fifa's annual congress next month.

Dundee are seeking legal advice after being hammered by the SPFL over their recent Dens Park pitch woes.

Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala is emerging as Manchester City's top target for the summer, while Chelsea are also monitoring the Germany international's situation. (Guardian)

However, Bayern have no intentions of selling Musiala and are preparing a new contract offer for the 21-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are looking at bringing in a striker and winger in the summer, with Newcastle's Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 24, and 22-year-old French winger Michael Olise, who is at Crystal Palace, among their targets. (Guardian)

Arsenal are monitoring 20-year-old RB Leipzig and Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko as they step up their plans to sign a striker this summer. (Standard)

Sporting Lisbon and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, is also on the radar of Arsenal as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Manchester United are also monitoring Sesko, who has a 50m euro (£42.8m) release clause. (Ben Jacobs)

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders is being targeted by Besiktas for the Turkish side's vacant head coach role. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool and Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Chelsea and England defender Levi Colwill, 21. (GiveMeSport)

Tottenham are interested in former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry, with Bayern Munich willing to sell the 28-year-old Germany international. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Manchester United are among the clubs interested in Barcelona B defender Mikayil Faye, 19, but will face competition from Lille, Monaco and Nice for the Senegal international. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Spurs are also leading the race for Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 24, and are ready to make a move for the Englishman in the summer. (Football Insider)

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to return to Chelsea at the end of his season-long loan in Italy at Roma, who will not be able to afford the 43m euros to sign the 30-year-old on a permanent basis. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal and England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25. (CaughtOffside)

Newcastle are scouting Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, as they consider a summer move for the England international. (Chronicle)

Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann is talking not just to Bayern Munich about becoming their manager and will make a decision in the next week or so, according to his agent. (Spielmacher podcast, via Metro)

Former Liverpool and Everton boss Rafael Benitez is set to take over as manager at Sao Paulo a month after being sacked by Celta Vigo. (


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 19 April 2024 21:57, UK


Zinedine Zidane would prefer to manage Manchester United over Bayern Munich, it's claimed.
Bryan Robson has defended under-fire Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, following a disappointing campaign for the Red Devils.
F1 Fans are convinced Taylor Swift has taken a swipe at Fernando Alonso in her new album.

Nottingham Forest's appeal against a four-point deduction for breaching the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules (PSR) will be heard on Wednesday, April 24.

Bruno Guimaraes has given the strongest indication yet that he intends to remain at Newcastle United next season as the Brazil midfielder is buying a new house in the North East.
Police want to speak to Joey Barton about his social media posts, with the former footballer revealing officers had visited him four times in three days this week to arrange a "voluntary interview".
Clubs are threatening to boycott the FA Cup in protest against the axing of replays after Downing Street demanded answers over a decision that has plunged the Football Association into crisis.
Managers including Erik ten Hag, Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola have their say on the FA's decision to scrap replays in next season's FA Cup

The chief executive of the ECB has said the decision not to initially award Yorkshire a top-tier women's professional team was "not punishing them for past sins".

Casemiro has revealed that seeing Carlo Ancelotti in tears almost made him pull out of joining Manchester United in 2022.
Jack Grealish issued a rallying cry for Manchester City to forget about European heartache and focus on embracing the prospect of creating more history.
A Manchester United transfer target has named the club as a foreign side he would love to play for some day, despite turning down their advances for two years.
Furious lower-league clubs have raised the prospect of boycotting the FA Cup after the controversial move by the Premier League and FA to scrap replays.
Eight watches from Michael Schumacher's incredible timepiece collection are set to be put on auction in Switzerland and could fetch an estimated £5m, according to reports.
Kaveh Solhekol provides further details on the decision to scrap replays in the FA Cup next season with the Government now having a say

A furious Alexander Zverev threatened to 'tank his next two games' and quit mid-match during his defeat to Cristian Garin at the BMW Open. The 26-year-old was beaten in straight sets by his Chilean opponent and was left unhappy with the rainy conditions throughout the contest.
Manchester United reportedly consider academy prodigy Shea Lacey ready to step up and become a more regular first-team presence after signing his first professional contract. Lacey could be in line to make his senior debut before the end of the season as Erik ten Hag prepares to bleed the next wonderkid into his squad.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has insisted that his former side still have more they need to learn in the aftermath of their Champions League elimination.
Wayne Rooney left his gaming team-mates in hysterics after his deadpan reaction to a jibe received on livestream.

Darren O'Dea has been appointed as Celtic's new Professional Player Pathway Manager.

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is closely monitoring the situation of Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and would prefer to take charge at Old Trafford rather than Bayern Munich. (L'Equipe, via Get French Football News)

Bayern Munich have not contacted former France international Zidane about succeeding manager Thomas Tuchel, who is leaving the club at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Former interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick, who is Austria's manager, has been discussed by Bayern's hierarchy, while Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is also on their list of possible candidates. (Sky Sport Germany)

Newcastle United and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, has indicated he intends to remain at the club next season after buying a new house in the North East. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United could be in line to receive an extra £3.4m for the loan of England winger Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund if the German side reach the Champions League final. (Times - subscription required)

Netherlands left-back Ian Maatsen, 22, has told Chelsea he wants to leave them on a permanent basis and is keen to stay at Dortmund, where he is on loan. (Sky Sport Germany)

Manchester United face competition from Atletico Madrid for the signature of Nice and France centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 24. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing 26-year-old Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who could cost between 60-70m euros. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid may hold out until 2025 to sign Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 23, from Bayern Munich. (Sport - in Spanish)

Fulham are prepared to listen to offers for Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius, 29, who is on loan at Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray until the end of the season. (Standard)

Spain defender Nacho, 34, has told Real Madrid he plans to leave the club at the end of the season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Inter Milan could be an option for Nacho as the Italian club attempted to sign him last summer. (Football Italia)

Manchester United will not make 27-year-old Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's loan deal permanent this summer and will instead look to sign a replacement for 32-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro. (Manchester Evening News)


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


Sporting Lisbon are braced for a player exodus if coach Ruben Amorim quits for Liverpool.
Manchester City are already putting their succession plan in place for Pep Guardiola - City Group will look close to home for his replacement and are set to consider Girona's Michel Sanchez.
Liverpool star Cody Gakpo has been accused of being a neglectful absentee landlord by residents living in a string of properties owned by the Dutch ace.
Barcelona boss Xavi is the latest name to be linked with a move to Ajax this summer, as the Dutch giants prepare for a dramatic overhaul.
Amanda Staveley has confirmed that she remains a director of Newcastle United to allay fears that she had stepped down.
Manchester City will face competition from title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal when they step up their interest in £50m-rated Wolves defender Rayan Ait-Nouri.
Brentford's Yoane Wissa was left fuming at full-time in Brentford's 5-1 win over Luton Town in the Premier League after he was substituted when he was on a hat-trick
Yoane Wissa was left frustrated with Thomas Frank after the Brentford boss denied him the opportunity to convert his brace into a hat-trick against Luton Town.
Erik ten Hag is at the centre of a power struggle at former club Ajax as he waits to hear if Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is prepared to give him the vote of confidence he wants by offering him a new contract.
Newcastle are lining up a £25m transfer swoop for 19-year-old Juventus centre-back Dean Huijsen, who is currently on loan at Roma.

Newcastle will start the interview process for their next sporting director next week with a preference for them to have experience in the Premier League.
Chris Wilder accused his Sheffield United players of giving up after Burnley turned the battle of the Premier League's bottom two into a Bramall Lane stroll.

Despite only signing for Liverpool last summer, Ryan Gravenberch has been linked to Turkish club Galatasaray.
Bayern Munich are closing in on appointing a new manager, director Max Eberl has revealed, with speculation over Zinedine Zidane being the No 1 choice hotting up.
Luis Enrique believes he has constantly been 'attacked' and 'vilified' by the press throughout his managerial career - but dismissed their relevance to him.
Emma Hayes called on Chelsea to do everything they can to sell-out Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.
Bayern Munich have reignited their interest in Frenkie de Jong and 'have enquired' about the possibility of signing the Barcelona midfielder, according to reports.

Middlesex are exploring the possibility of leaving Lord's and making their main home at a newly developed ground in north-west London.

Arsenal are leading the race for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez, according to reports.
Jack Grealish could reportedly lead an exodus from Manchester City this summer.
Manchester United owner Avram Glazer has met up with former club chief Ed Woodward.
West Ham almost signed Cole Palmer in a sensational coup but Chelsea poached him at the last minute.

Stuart Armstrong is on crutches and set to miss the rest of the season in another potential blow to Steve Clarke's plans for the summer.

Real Madrid are leading the race to sign Manchester City's 29-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva this summer. (Star)

Barcelona are set to rival Real, with the club's president Joan Laporta making Silva a top target. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham had a deal agreed to sign England forward Cole Palmer, 21, from Manchester City before Chelsea went in for him last summer. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid will renew the contract of France forward Antoine Griezmann, 33, with his current deal due to run out in 2026. (Rudy Galetti)

Arsenal, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are vying to sign Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez, 23, who is ready to leave Dutch side Feyenoord. (Record - in Spanish)

Barcelona are desperate to bring back former academy player Dani Olmo, 25, from RB Leipzig. The Spain forward has a 60m euro (£51.7m) release clause in his contract. (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, is a target for Wolves, who may look to sell current number one Jose Sa, 31, to a Saudi Arabian club. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are in "active talks" to renew the contract of Germany centre-back Mats Hummels, who turns 36 in December. (Fabrizio Romano)

Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray are planning to make a move for Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 21, in the summer. (Fotomac)

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to rival AC Milan for the signing of 22-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna. (Gazzetta - in Italian)

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez has decided to leave the club this summer with the 34-year-old eyeing a move to Major League Soccer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Juventus and Inter Milan are also potential destinations for the Real Madrid captain. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho is set to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool next season under the club's new manager, despite interest from Hull City where the 21-year-old is currently on loan. (Football Insider)

PSG are set to abandon their interest in signing Barcelona's 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong amid Financial Fair Play concerns. (Sport - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 22 April 2024 08:12, UK


Antony has come under fire for his celebration aimed at the Coventry City players following Manchester United's dramatic penalty shoot-out victory at Wembley. The Brazilian was seen cupping his ears and running away from the players following Rasmus Hojlund's spot-kick.
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville dissect Manchester United's narrow FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry and what the performance at Wembley could mean for Erik ten Hag and his future at Old Trafford
Boris Becker has hinted at a possible Wimbledon return, after the legendary tennis ace missed the previous two championships because of a prison sentence.
Chelsea may reportedly miss out on Teun Koopmeiners this summer despite scouting the in-demand Atalanta midfielder.
Martina Navratilova will boycott the WTA Finals after the decision was made to host the competition in Saudi Arabia

England stars are planning "military grade" security for the Euros following a spate of raids on Premier League footballers.
Xabi Alonso's press conference was cancelled after Bayer Leverkusen's draw with Borussia Dortmund as an alarm blared at Signal Iduna Park, ordering visitors to leave the stadium.
William Saliba confessed his legs were tired and he craved a bath and a massage after an exacting win at Wolves.
Frenkie de Jong was forced off on a stretcher in tears during El Clasico as the Barcelona midfielder saw his foot rotate in a horror challenge.

Crystal Palace could join the chase for Club Brugge midfielder Raphael Onyedika.
Manchester United are speeding up the arrival of top scout Sam Williams as their plans take shape.
French side Bordeaux have denied that manager Albert Riera slapped an opponent during a post-match tunnel melee.

A familiar face was being put through his paces at Liverpool's training ground recently as former captain Jordan Henderson, now an Ajax player, was spotted at the club's base enduring an intense one-on-one fitness session.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe completed the London Marathon in a time of four hours, 32 minutes and 52 seconds - before racing across the capital to Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Andre Onana made a final check with the referee about receiving a second yellow card in a penalty shootout - and avoiding suspension for the FA Cup final - before his act of gamesmanship helped Manchester United get out of jail at Wembley.
Middlesex have moved to downplay fears they will move from Lord's, with chief executive Andrew Cornish saying "we aren't going anywhere any time soon".

Sir Jim Ratcliffe says Manchester United fans have to be "a bit patient" while he tries to change the fortunes of the club.
Manchester United executive co-chairmen Avram and Joel Glazer attended Sunday's FA Cup semi-final victory over Coventry City, the first United game the two brothers have been to since Sir Jim Ratcliffe completed his acquisition of a minority stake in the club.
Marco Silva says he will "do his maximum" to keep winger Willian at Fulham this summer.
USMNT defender Sergino Dest has suffered a "serious knee injury" which could see him miss the Copa America this summer.

Manchester City and Chelsea are among some of the top Premier League sides who are on the trail of St Mirren youngster Ethan Sutherland.
Crocked Abdallah Sima has spoken for the first time since limping off during Rangers win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Thiago Motta has backed shattered Scotland star Lewis Ferguson to bounce back from his knee operation and be better than ever.

Barcelona are interested in signing Liverpool's 27-year-old Colombia forward Luis Diaz this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Wolves are considering Arsenal's 25-year-old England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, Liverpool's 25-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, and Sunderland's 23-year-old English goalkeeper Anthony Patterson as replacements if Portugal goalkeeper Jose Sa, 31, leaves the club this summer. (Sun)

Manchester City are willing to listen to offers for 28-year-old England midfielder Jack Grealish this summer. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will listen to offers for 25-year-old Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo this summer, with Manchester United showing interest. (Sport - in Spanish, via Goal)

Crystal Palace could join the chase for Club Bruges' 23-year-old Nigeria midfielder Raphael Onyedika. (Sun)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are among clubs interested in signing Real Madrid's 28-year-old France defender Ferland Mendy. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund will have to pay a club record £35m if they want to turn their loan for Chelsea's 22-year-old Dutch defender Ian Maatsen into a permanent deal. (Mirror)

Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe contacted Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel to see if he would make a commitment to the club should they part with current boss Erik ten Hag. (Georg Holzner - in German)

A number of Premier League clubs are considering a move for Atletico Madrid's 19-year-old Spanish striker Samu Omorodion, who is on loan at Alaves. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool to sign Wolves' 22-year-old Algeria left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri. (Mirror)

Arsenal will have to pay 60m euros (£51m) if they want to sign 24-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus this summer. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United and Newcastle could move for 29-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot if he does not sign a new contract with Juventus this summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leeds are likely to accept offers close to £30m for 20-year-old Italy winger Wilfried Gnonto, who is attracting interest from Premier League clubs. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are lining up a £25m move for Juventus' 19-year-old Spain Under-21 defender Dean Huijsen, who is currently on loan at Roma. (Mirror)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 23 April 2024 07:01, UK


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly held initial talks with Thomas Tuchel about taking over as Manchester United boss.

Erik ten Hag will effectively be on trial over the next month as Manchester United's new technical director Jason Wilcox conducts an audit of the manager's credentials and dressing room relations before the club makes a final decision on the Dutchman's future.
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville dissect Manchester United's narrow FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry and what the performance at Wembley could mean for Erik ten Hag and his future at Old Trafford
Marina Granovskaia is set to speak publicly about Chelsea for the first time during the trial of football agent Saif Alrubie.
Julen Lopetegui is emerging as a serious contender to replace David Moyes at West Ham, with the club preparing for a managerial change this summer.
England Test captain Ben Stokes questioned a piece of County Championship umpiring on social media as resurgent Sussex saw off Gloucestershire to move top of Division Two.
Chelsea have threatened to ban and support criminal action against anybody found guilty of sending "disgusting" racist abuse to Nicolas Jackson in the wake of the striker's missed chances in the club's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City.

Thiago Silva will leave Chelsea at the end of this season, according to reports.
Xavi is set for a sensational U-turn to continue as Barcelona coach, according to reports in Spain.
Manchester United hero David de Gea is being targeted by Real Betis ahead of the summer transfer window after a whole year without a club.
Former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is reportedly in line to take over from Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich.
Top kid Shea Lacey is set to get a game at Manchester United by the end of the season.
Erik ten Hag heading for the Old Trafford exit door after losing the faith of Manchester United fans.
Fabio Capello claims "fear" could end England's Euro 2024 dream - as he identified Jordan Pickford as the weakest link.
Shea Lacey is set to get a game at Manchester United by the end of the season.

Nottingham Forest are facing unprecedented action from the Premier League for questioning the integrity of the VAR Stuart Attwell as the controversy over the club's position intensified.
Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher gives his opinion on all three of Nottingham Forest’s penalty appeals against Everton
Jose Mourinho has said there are still players at Manchester United that he wanted to get rid of six years ago.
Boris Becker is hoping to return to Wimbledon in some form next year after revealing that he is already "working hard with the authorities" to secure permission for re-entry to the UK as a convicted criminal.

FA Cup prize money is set to be recalculated as part of plans to ensure lower-league clubs do not miss out following the controversial move to scrap replays.
Virgil van Dijk has played through the last two Liverpool games with a dislocated finger which was 'pointing the wrong way' when suffered.
Liverpool target Ruben Amorim has reportedly been pictured boarding a plane to London for talks over becoming the next manager of West Ham.

Image:Could Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim (right) replace David Moyes at West Ham this summer?
VAR audio taken from the aftermath of Lamine Yamal's controversial phantom goal in Barcelona's El Clasico defeat by Real Madrid has been released by the RFEF.
Disgraced former Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales is set to face trial for the World Cup kiss-gate scandal.

Jude Bellingham is already destined to become one of Real Madrid's all-time greats, according to Raul.
Fabio Capello is concerned that England's habit of freezing on the big stage could come back to haunt them again during this summer's European Championships.
A Manchester United supporter convicted after "tragedy chanting" has told a court he is "ashamed and embarrassed" of his actions and hopes other fans "think twice".

Queens Park Rangers, Watford and Birmingham are tracking Valencia forward Declan Frith.

West Ham will hold talks with Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim, 39, as they decide whether or not to extend David Moyes' contract this summer. It is not clear where the Hammers would rank in Amorim's options. (Athletic - subscription required)

Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is a serious contender to replace Moyes at London Stadium. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Amorim remains Liverpool's number one target to replace Jurgen Klopp but Brentford manager Thomas Frank is being considered if the Portuguese boss goes elsewhere. (Teamtalk)

Erik ten Hag's credentials will be assessed by new Manchester United technical director Jason Wilcox before the club makes a decision on the Dutchman's future. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel would take the United job if he was offered it. (Sports Zone - in French)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is a leading candidate to replace Ten Hag if he leaves Old Trafford, and the Seagulls are considering Burnley head coach Vincent Kompany as a replacement. (Teamtalk)

Bayern Munich are also considering De Zerbi but have made former Manchester United boss and current Austria manager Ralf Rangnick one of their top targets. (TZ - in German)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr remain interested in signing Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne in the summer and are expected to contact the 32-year-old Belgium midfielder soon. (Rudy Galetti)

Barcelona have joined Arsenal in being interested in £90m-rated Newcastle United and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, with the Spanish club hoping to strike a deal as the Magpies look to navigate financial fair play rules. (Sun)

Arsenal and Manchester United have joined the race to sign Crystal Palace and France winger Michael Olise, 22, but face competition from Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are expecting to make three or four marquee additions this summer as they complete an overhaul of their squad, with Sporting Lisbon and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, their main target. (Football Transfers)

Liverpool watched Gyokeres in Sporting's 3-0 win over Vitoria at the weekend as they target a new striker and central defender this summer. (HITC)

Manchester United have made Everton and England Under-21s defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, a top target for this summer and want to agree an early deal. (Football Insider)

Real Betis are looking to sign former Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, who has been a free agent since leaving Old Trafford at the end of last season. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 39, will leave Chelsea when his contract runs out in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 27, on a free transfer this summer. (Talksport)

Bayern Munich are monitoring the situation of Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong, but the 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder's salary could scupper a move. (Sky Sports Germany)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 24 April 2024 07:08, UK


Arsenal and Manchester City are both considering a summer move for Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, raising the prospect of the two title-chasers going head to head for the same player for the second year in a row.
Manchester United remain at least £13m apart from Newcastle in their negotiations over a compensation agreement for sporting director Dan Ashworth.
Families of former footballers with dementia have hit out over 'unconscionable' delays in deciding their industrial disease application amid concerns over potential conflicts of interest.
Sir Andrew Strauss says his England side would have beaten the current Test team.

Wolves are set to add Manchester City's Tommy Doyle to their pack in a £4.3m deal.
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed he would be more than happy to play football for free if he was allowed to.
Ruben Amorim spoke for the first time after holding shock talks with West Ham.

West Ham are among a small group of Premier League teams keeping tabs on Portugal international winger Jota Silva.

Kobbie Mainoo's meteoric rise at Manchester United can be measured by the fact that he will sign a third contract in as many years with the club this summer.
AS Roma defender Evan Ndicka has been cleared to resume sporting activity after undergoing a series of tests, the Serie A club said on Tuesday, days after the 24-year-old collapsed on the pitch during their match against Udinese with a collapsed lung.
Rosenborg's 17-year-old central midfielder Sverre Nypan is well-liked by Manchester United and is seen as a potential target as they overhaul the side.
Manchester United are rolling out a fresh set of changes to their ticketing system in the latest attempt to clamp down on touts.
Caitlin Clark is on the cusp of breaking another record as the former Iowa star is set to sign a historic deal with Nike.

Manchester United U18s have added the Premier League Cup to their league title with a 2-1 victory over Manchester City.
Aston Villa's new crest for the 2024-25 season has been leaked on the website of new front-of-shirt gambling sponsor Betano.
A bank account belonging to Gerard Pique's sports and entertainment company Kosmos has been embargoed by the judge investigating alleged corruption at the Spanish football federation (RFEF) during the presidency of Luis Rubiales from 2018 to 2023.
Leeds United winger Dan James will miss the club's clash with Queens Park Rangers on Friday after suffering rib and abdominal injuries.

MPs have called for the Independent Regulator for Football to have the scope to reintroduce replays to the FA Cup, amend the parachute payment system and to enforce an effective financial settlement between the Premier League and the EFL, as they voted in favour of progressing the Football Governance Bill.
One of the Premier League's best-known football agents was confronted by about 12 debt collectors at his office - and separately relieved of his expensive watch at a restaurant - as part of an effort to put pressure on him into repaying money, Southwark crown court has heard.

The FA is to look at changing the rules to ban clubs from staging lucrative friendlies beyond the end of the season after Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur arranged a game in Australia three days after the climax of the Premier League campaign.
Rocky Flintoff showed that the apple does not fall far from the tree as the 16-year-old with the famous surname scored his first century for Lancashire's second XI against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Gallagher Premiership coaches are becoming increasingly frustrated with the RFU over its lack of progress and clarity regarding central contracts.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency has called on international governments to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate why 23 Chinese swimmers escaped punishment despite testing positive for a banned substance in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Feyenoord director Dennis te Kloese has confirmed the club's interest in signing Tottenham's forgotten man Bryan Gil.

Hibs could appoint a technical director as part of the Bill Foley-led review into the footballing operation at Easter Road.
Upfront Connor Goldson has confessed he feels the pressure in the build-up to facing Celtic as the Rangers defender bared all about the unflinching reality of life in a football-mad city.
Edin Dzeko has reportedly taken de facto charge of Fenerbahce - and wants Ryan Kent out as one of his first acts.
Peter Leven is being eyed by Barnsley as incoming Aberdeen boss Jimmy Thelin's plans are upset before he has even arrived.

Arsenal and Manchester City are considering a summer move for Newcastle United's Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing Guimaraes, who reportedly has a £100m release clause in his contract at St James' Park. (Talksport)

Liverpool will have to pay Feyenoord £8.59m in compensation if they want to make 45-year-old Dutchman Arne Slot their new manager. (Daily Mail)

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva has decided to leave Manchester City and the 30-year-old, who has a release clause of £50m, is keen to make a switch to Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea are enquiring about RB Leipzig and France centre-back Castello Lukeba, 21, who has a release clause of close to £60m in his contract with the Bundesliga club. (FootMercato - in French)

Manchester United are at least £13m apart from Newcastle United in their attempts to agree a compensation deal for sporting director Dan Ashworth, who has been placed on gardening leave by the Magpies. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, 39, has reached a verbal agreement with Fluminense, with the Brazilian out of contract at the end of the season. (Goal)

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is close to taking up his first managerial post, after holding talks with Dutch top-flight club Heerenveen. (Algemeen Dagblad - in Dutch)

Real Madrid plan to extend the contract of 32-year-old Spanish defender Lucas Vazquez, whose current deal runs out in June. (AS - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are in pursuit of Barcelona's 16-year-old Spain prodigy Lamine Yamal. (Le Parisien - in French)

Manchester United are interested in Inter Milan and Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni, 25, and are prepared to offer about £52m. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Dutch club Feyenoord are interested in Tottenham's 23-year-old Spain winger Bryan Gil, who is expected to leave Spurs in the summer. (Standard)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 37, will sign a contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) club Los Angeles FC and will join them on a free transfer in the summer when his AC Milan deal comes to an end. (RMC Sport - in French)

Manchester United are interested in 17-year-old Norwegian midfielder Sverre Nypan who has impressed at Rosenborg. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich are set to reignite their interest in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 26, as the Netherlands international enters the final two years of his contract. (Sky Germany - in German)

AC Milan senior adviser Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told the club's owners to appoint Antwerp boss Mark van Bommel as the Rossoneri's new head coach. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 24 April 2024 22:50, UK


Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea future is hanging in the balance after Tuesday's 5-0 defeat by Arsenal, with European qualification believed to be a key factor in whether he will keep his job for next season.
Formula 1 is likely to increase the number of drivers who earn points at each race from 10 to 12 from next season to give the less-successful teams something to fight for.

Bernardo Silva has decided to leave Manchester City this summer and complete a long-awaited move to Barcelona.
West Ham are in talks with former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui after seemingly being duped by highly-rated Sporting boss Ruben Amorim.
Erik ten Hag will be forced to take a 25 per cent pay cut at Manchester United should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Referees' chief Howard Webb will hold peace talks with Nottingham Forest's owners this week at which the VAR audio of their three penalty appeals in Sunday's controversial defeat at Everton will be played to the club.
Chelsea would run the risk of a dressing room backlash if they sacked Mauricio Pochettino as manager.
Graham Potter could be in Amsterdam to finalise a return to management with Ajax on Thursday following talks with the Eredivisie club, according to reports.

Chelsea have reportedly made contact with RB Leipzig for star defender Castello Lukeba after shipping five goals against Arsenal.

Tiger Woods will receive an email from Sawgrass HQ informing him that he will receive up to $100m in equity for staying loyal to the PGA Tour, with Rory McIlroy benefitting possibly to the tune of $50m for not joining LIV.
Ronan O'Gara is open to coaching France in the future, emphasising that he wants to win a Rugby World Cup with either Ireland or his adopted country.
Jamie Overton's hopes of becoming England's big-hitting bolter for June's T20 World Cup are hanging by a thread due to a back issue.

Xavi will remain as Barcelona's head coach on a contract that runs until the end of June 2025 after reversing his decision to leave the club this summer.

Rangers captain James Tavernier will reportedly be offered a move to the Saudi Pro League this summer by Steven Gerrard's Al Ettifaq.
Cremonese midfielder Charles Pickel reportedly wants a move to Celtic after he was 'offered' to the Hoops as an option.

Manchester United are interested in Brentford's 28-year-old England striker Ivan Toney. (90min)

Tottenham could move for Brentford's Toney if there is a lack of competition for his signature. (GiveMeSport)

Manchester United may let 12 players leave this summer, including England forward Marcus Rashford, 26, and 32-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro. (Mirror)

Mauricio Pochettino's future as Chelsea manager could depend on whether he can achieve European qualification for next season. (Times - subscription)

Chelsea may be open to offers from Saudi Arabia for 29-year-old England forward Raheem Sterling, while 25-year-old Spain defender Marc Cucurella could be sold. (Telegraph - subscription)

Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Sporting Lisbon's 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, who has a release clause of 80m euros. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Tottenham are well placed to sign Chelsea's England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, this summer despite interest from Newcastle.(Football Insider)

Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, is close to joining Paris St-Germain, although Chelsea are also interested. (Il Mattino - in Italian)

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid's France defender Ferland Mendy, 28, while Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle are also interested. (L'Equipe - in French)

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is pushing to sign Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain winger Nico Williams. (GiveMeSport)

Villa are monitoring Leeds United's 22-year-old Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville. (Football Insider)

Tottenham could offer Genoa the chance to sign their on-loan English defender Djed Spence, 23, permanently in exchange for 26-year-old Iceland striker Albert Gudmundsson. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are prepared to accept offers of £20-25m for Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, and are still interested in Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz as a replacement. (Football Insider)

Feyenoord have identified FC Twente manager Joseph Oosting as one of their top managerial targets, should they lose Arne Slot to Liverpool. (Mirror)

West Ham have been in talks with former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui for months, with David Moyes' contract expiring in June. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle are set to sign Chelsea academy graduate and English defender Lewis Hall, 19, on a permanent deal in the summer. (Football Insider)

Erik ten Hag will face a 25% pay cut as Manchester United manager if he remains as manager, with the club set to miss out on Champions League qualification. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich are considering a move for Germany defender Jonathan Tah but Bayer Leverkusen are keen to extend the 28-year-old's contract. (Sky Sports Germany)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 26 April 2024 07:46, UK


Arsenal have reportedly tabled a five-year contract to Joshua Zirkzee in an attempt to beat strong competition to the Bologna forward's signature.
Tottenham are reportedly hoping to seal a new contract for midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
Around 3,500 people are set to be evacuated from the area around Germany's Mewa Arena after an active World War II bomb was located during renovation work at Mainz's home stadium.

Canada's national team have contacted ex-Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about leading the national team into the 2026 World Cup, with former Leeds boss Jesse Marsch also of interest
Mauricio Pochettino retains the support of the vast majority of Chelsea players, who would prefer some stability over another managerial change and further upheaval
Arsenal are tracking multiple midfield targets, amid concerns a deal for Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi could be difficult.
Feyenoord are targeting a move for Arsenal assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Arne Slot, according to reports.

Manchester City are keeping an eye on the situation with Bruno Guimaraes at Newcastle United ahead of the summer but have not formalised interest.
Cole Palmer returned to Cobham on Thursday after his absence in the midweek capitulation to Arsenal underlined how vital he is to Chelsea.
Michail Antonio has hit out at Roy Keane's 'dinosaur mentality' after the Manchester United legend criticised players who host podcasts.
Manchester United have stepped up work on their stadium plans - and have disclosed more information on how a refurbished Old Trafford would look.
Young Manchester United fans will be able to attend the FA Cup final for as little as £5.
Dougie Freedman is a contender for the Newcastle sporting director role.
The Premier League will stand accused of racial discrimination by a former member of their equalities department in court next month.
Liverpool's recruitment team would have preferred to sign a different Premier League star ahead of Darwin Nunez two years ago, according to a report.

Top football agent, Saif Alrubie, has accused a former Chelsea executive of repeatedly lying about a transfer fee in order for the Premier League club to avoid paying him a commission, Southwark Crown Court has heard.
Ajax are interested in appointing Graham Potter as the former Chelsea manager plots a return to coaching after more than a year on the sidelines.

Roman Abramovich, the former Chelsea owner, was described as a "close ally of Vladimir Putin" by football agent Saif Alrubie in court.
Premier League clubs who qualify for Europe face unprecedented fixture chaos next season and could even be forced to field their kids in the Carabao Cup.
Dan Ashworth is set to take Newcastle United to arbitration in an attempt to force through a move to Manchester United as an increasingly acrimonious stand-off took another twist.

Manchester United staff have been left dismayed by a decision taken by Ineos, the club's new co-owners, to cancel the traditional perks for the FA Cup final.
Sweden has become the first country to reject the introduction of VAR after opposition from a majority of elite clubs.
Scrum-half is the least valued position in English rugby, according to the Gallagher Premiership's third annual salary cap report.
A number of leading international swimmers are considering an unprecedented multimillion-pound lawsuit against the World Anti-Doping Agency over its handling of the case involving 23 Chinese competitors who escaped sanction despite testing positive for a banned substance months before the Tokyo Olympics.

MPs demanding a U-turn on the FA Cup replay row could risk England being banned by Fifa.
John Terry revealed he once blocked a Chelsea flight from leaving due to a heated row with Andre Villas-Boas over first-class seats.
Dutch legend Ronald De Boer reckons this summer might be the right time for Virgil van Dijk to leave Liverpool.
Crystal Palace will only entertain offers for star duo Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise that start at £60m for each player.

Arsenal's search for a new midfielder this summer has already suffered a setback as the Gunners could miss out on all of their top three targets.

Bayern Munich supporters have petitioned the club to retain Thomas Tuchel as their head coach for next season, saying other candidates "don't hold a candle" to the 50-year-old.
Brazilian legend Marta will retire from international football this year.
Wrexham will play in co-owner Ryan Reynolds' home city of Vancouver on their pre-season tour of the USA and Canada.
Alex Kroes has been allowed to return to Ajax in an altered role of technical director just over three weeks after his suspension for suspected insider trading.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to bring the Super Bowl to the capital of the United Kingdom if he is re-elected next month.
Bournemouth have confirmed they will spend pre-season in the United States this summer.

Daizen Maeda could make a shock return to the Celtic team in the coming weeks.
Brendan Rodgers has emerged as one of the contenders to be the next manager of West Ham.
Kieran Tierney is facing up to three weeks on the sidelines with an abductor injury.
Rangers have already made strides in their summer transfer recruitment, according to director of football operations Creag Robertson.

Manchester City are set to offer Joe Hart an emotional return to the Etihad, with the offer likely to be in a non-footballing capacity or an ambassadorial role as Hart remains against a coaching role.
Rangers' academy director Zeb Jacobs has reportedly agreed to join Feyenoord as their new head of academy.
Buckie Thistle say they are 'stunned and devastated' after being told by the SPFL they are not eligible for the playoffs.

Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise, 22, would be open to a summer transfer to Manchester United. (90min)

Manchester United are confident a bid of between £60-70m will be enough to sign English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, before 30 June, allowing Everton to include the fee in their 2023-24 accounts and avoid any further points deductions. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Manchester City have been made aware that Newcastle United will listen to offers in excess of £80m for Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, this summer. (90min)

Guimaraes' £100m release clause will only be active for one month, from late May to late June. (Fabrizio Romano, via Caught Offside)

Manchester United could look to sign 22-year-old Spanish left-back Miguel Gutierrez from Girona but they face competition from Arsenal and West Ham. (GiveMeSport)

Arsenal are tracking multiple midfield targets amid concerns a deal for Real Sociedad and Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 25, could be difficult. (Standard)

Zubimendi says reports linking him to some of Europe's top clubs "are just rumours" and he is happy at Real Sociedad. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino's position will be reviewed at the end of the season but most of the Blues squad do not want him sacked as they look for more stability at the club. (Standard)

Manchester United will target a new centre-back, central midfielder and striker in the summer transfer window, with France forward Anthony Martial, 28, among the players no longer part of the club's plans. (Football Insider)

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil is likely to sign a new contract at Molineux despite reports linking him to the Liverpool job. (GiveMeSport)

Ajax are interested in appointing former Chelsea and Brighton manager Graham Potter, who is also on Manchester United's list of potential replacements for Erik ten Hag. (Guardian)

Potter has rejected a first offer from Ajax because the proposed salary did not meet his expectations. (Het Parool - in Dutch)

Manchester United, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich are all interested in Real Madrid's Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, 25. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and ex-Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch have been contacted by Canada about leading the national team into the 2026 World Cup. (Standard)

Napoli have joined the race to sign Canada forward Jonathan David, 24, from Lille. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bundesliga club Stuttgart are ready to make 27-year-old Germany forward Deniz Undav's move permanent after signing him on loan from Brighton last summer. (Caught Offside)

Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 26, is one of the favourites to be sold by Barcelona in the summer, while the Spanish club could also sell Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 25, and Brazil winger Raphinha, 27. (Sport - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace's Dougie Freedman is on Newcastle United's shortlist to become their new sporting director, while the former Scotland striker is also a target for Manchester United.(Mail)


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

Saturday 27 April 2024 08:29, UK


Ajax's hunt for a new manager has reportedly seen them place former boss Erik ten Hag at the front of the queue, alongside Graham Potter, in their three-man shortlist.
The Mail say Dutch publication De Telegraaf are reporting that Ten Hag, former Chelsea boss Potter and Nice manager Francesco Farioli are all being considered as candidates for the vacant full-time role.
Several of the Newcastle squad are not happy about the prospect of their post-season trip to Australia, with one source describing some players as 'furious'.
Thomas Tuchel gushed with praise for Eric Dier as he hailed him as an 'excellent signing' for Bayern Munich.
A summer tour of Japan is in the offing for Newcastle, with two friendlies against Yokohama F Marinos and Urawa Red Diamonds during a week-long stay being mooted.
Harry Kane is poised for a major bonus payment after he met a clause in his Bayern Munich contract.
Newcastle are waiting for Manchester United to make a reasonable offer for Dan Ashworth, which so far has not gone far beyond £2m.
Mark Gillespie will be staying at Newcastle for at least one more year.

Richard Masters has criticised FIFA for failing to consult domestic leagues over its plans for an expanded Club World Cup, whose inaugural edition in the United States is set to occupy a month of the 2025 summer break.
Ange Postecoglou has admitted he had to hide signs of any panic from his players after Tottenham sold Harry Kane.
Adrian Newey is set to begin talks with Red Bull's management to resolve his future with the team after reports he has expressed a desire to leave.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe is leaning towards keeping Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, according to reports.
Manchester United could make as many as 11 players available this summer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe looks to transform the club.
Mikel Arteta has picked the brains of Invincibles boss Arsene Wenger in a bid to end Arsenal's title drought.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta laughs off the Premier League supercomputer's prediction that his side's title chances are just 26.6 per cent!

LIV rebels Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton have been handed a shock lifeline to play in the Ryder Cup as the DP World Tour denied claims of a loophole allowing them to compete.
Owen Farrell will end his self-imposed international exile this summer by playing for the World XV against France in Bilbao.
Mauricio Pochettino says he is in the dark over his Chelsea future after revealing communication with the club's owners has gone cold.
Counties have been given two weeks to accept proposals from the England and Wales Cricket Board that could raise around £500m and hand cash-strapped clubs a lifeline.

British teenager Oliver Bearman has taken a step closer to securing a permanent seat on the Formula 1 grid after Haas confirmed that Nico Hülkenberg will leave at the end of the season.
The preferred candidate to chair the new independent football regulator will have to face a parliamentary select committee before their appointment to the £130,000-a-year post is confirmed, and "must have experience of dealing with intense public scrutiny", the job advertisement says.
The independent prosecutor appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate how Chinese swimmers were allowed to compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games, despite testing positive for a banned substance only months earlier, served a district of Switzerland that has donated more than £100,000 to the organisation.
The culture secretary Lucy Frazer's continuing insistence that the government has not diluted its policy on Russian athletes competing as neutrals has been blown out of the water by a leaked letter from the IOC.

Arsenal have opened talks with Gabriel Magalhaes over a new contract as Gunners boss Mikel Arteta looks to reward the Brazilian for his stellar season so far.
Former Liverpool wonderkid Jordon Ibe has been released by non-league side Ebbsfleet.
Manchester United are willing to let Raphael Varane leave the club for nothing at the end of his contract this summer.
Joel Matip is set to leave Liverpool once the season ends, with Italian clubs keen on the defender, according to reports.
Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on the move again as key players at Marseille anticipate a summer of significant change at the Stade Velodrome.

Tosin Adarabioyo has told Fulham he will leave the club in the summer.
Mikel Arteta says Jurrien Timber is "very close" to making the squad for Sunday's north London derby.
David Moyes has no interest in who might be replacing him as West Ham manager - as he confirmed talks over his future are on hold.

Tottenham Hotspur and Italy left-back Destiny Udogie is expected to miss the 2024 European Championship through injury.
Police made 51 arrests across the FA Cup semi-final weekend at Wembley, including two individuals arrested for alleged tragedy chanting and homophobic abuse.
The National League and Premier League are in talks about the creation of a new cup competition between the top 16 teams in English football's fifth tier and 16 U21 sides from the top division.
Erik ten Hag says that "it is fair" that Manchester United winger Amad receives more playing time.

Rangers captain James Tavernier wants to finish his career at Ibrox - but the club could accept an Al-Ettifaq bid of £4m this summer.
Trabzonspor have reportedly reached an "agreement in principle" to sign John Lundstram at the end of his Rangers' contract.
Scotland have been handed a boost ahead of Euro 2024 with Southampton striker Ross Stewart edging closer to a return to action.
Dante Polvara reckons Aberdeen have cost Bojan Miovski his chance of being named as Scotland's Player of the Year.

Buckie Thistle are refusing to give up on their SPFL bid - and have threatened to take the matter to arbitration.
Celtic have slapped a £2.2m price tag on unwanted winger Sead Haksabanovic, according to a report.
Former Rangers forward Eros Grezda has made the shock decision to quit football at 29.

Manchester United are willing to let former France defender Raphael Varane, 31, leave for free when his contract expires this summer. (Mirror)

Barcelona are looking to strengthen their attacking options with Liverpool and Colombia striker Luis Diaz, 27, being one of their targets, while the Reds are "losing patience" with his performances. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Cameroon defender Joel Matip, 32, is another who could leave Liverpool this summer amid interest from Roma and Lazio. (Corriere - in Italian)

Manchester United are preparing for several departures in the summer to meet financial rules, with the future of England striker Marcus Rashford, 26, to be considered. (Express)

AC Milan are interested in Aston Villa's Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, 31, after impressive performances on his return from an Achilles injury. (Sport - via TeamTalk)

Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, has told the club he intends to leave on a free transfer this summer, with interest in the Englishman from Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle. (Express)

Brighton and Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 26, is attracting interest from Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United. (Fichajes - via 90min)

Paris St-Germain have faced a setback in their attempt to sign Barcelona and Spain prodigy Lamine Yamal, 16, with the teenager's agent telling the club he is not for sale. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United will let Christian Eriksen, 32, leave this summer for a fee, with the Denmark midfielder attracting interest from clubs in Turkey. ((ESPN)

Newcastle United and Sweden striker Alexander Isak will be hit with a 20% pay cut if he remains at the club next season. (GiveMeSport)

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both looking to sign West Ham and ex-England U16s midfielder Daniel Rigge, 18. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich have confirmed that they are in talks with former Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick to replace Thomas Tuchel as manager. (Goal)

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has reached an agreement on a three-year contract to take over as Napoli manager. (Rai - in Italian)

Real Madrid will not pursue a move for Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies, 23, this summer but are interested in signing the Canada international on a free when his contract expires in 2025. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Arsenal have opened talks to offer Brazil defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 26, a new contract after his stellar season. (Mirror)

Barcelona defender Pau Cubarsi, 17, has been offered a lucrative five-year contract which he is expected to sign when he turns 18 in January, despite interest from Manchester City. (AS - in Spanish)

Bologna still hope to extend coach Thiago Motta's contract beyond June 2024 despite interest from Juventus and Manchester United in the 41-year-old Brazilian. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)


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

Strange that i can't see any newspaper mentioning the Tragedy Chanting by some Burnley supporters


Virgil van Dijk's future is a top priority for incoming Liverpool boss Arne Slot with Borussia Dortmund leading several European clubs set to pursue the Dutch defender.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has encouraged rebel players to "go where the money is" amid a rumoured LIV-style breakaway tour.
Manchester United are tapping into the contacts book of super agent Jorge Mendes as they look to transform their much-criticised recruitment.
Tottenham met with the agent of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Giorgi Sudakov in midweek to discuss a potential summer transfer deal.
Phil Parkinson ceded that the need to evolve Wrexham on the pitch could see some of the club's promotion heroes cut adrift this summer.

Chelsea Women's head coach Emma Hayes says the decision to send off Kadeisha Buchanan in the defeat to Barcelona was the worst decision in UEFA Women's Champions League history.
The brother of Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho aimed a dig at Cody Gakpo before Liverpool's draw with West Ham.
A Feyenoord player was spotted at the London Stadium to watch Liverpool's draw with West Ham ahead of Arne Slot's appointment. Versatile defender Lutsharel Geertruida was in attendance as seen on his Snapchat post.
David Moyes has joked he'll be glad to see the back of 'Liverpool's daddy' Jurgen Klopp and his 'too bright teeth' when he leaves at the end of the season after sharing the touchline with the Liverpool boss for the last time.
Everton boss Sean Dyche was delighted after their 1-0 win over Brentford secured Premier League survival for another season.
Arsenal youngster Chido Obi-Martin kept up his remarkable scoring run for the Gunners' Under-19s with seven goals in a 9-0 win against Norwich.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has given his view on the possibility of top flight matches being played abroad in the future.
Outgoing Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has responded to the German side's fans setting up a petition for him to stay at the club.

Following Mo Salah's heated altercation with Jurgen Klopp, Jamie Redknapp believes the Egyptian's time at the club is coming to an end.
Everton manager Sean Dyche rates overseeing the club's escape from relegation as his greatest achievement.
Arne Slot will be appointed as Liverpool's new head coach rather than manager as Anfield prepares for a shift away from the traditional British football club structure.

Sheffield United head coach Chris Wilder reflected on the 5-1 defeat to Newcastle which has forced them back into the Championship.
Crystal Palace are set to join the race for Maxence Lacroix this summer as European clubs look closely at the Wolfsburg centre-back.
The Football Association's recently-published transactions list has highlighted the number of player family members involved in transfer deals.
Former Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell is on the radar of Bournemouth's owners for a role across their clubs.

Jurgen Klopp says the side-line disagreement between himself and Mo Salah has been resolved in the dressing room after the match.
Blackburn want up to £20m for their top scorer Sammie Szmodics, with Brentford and Luton monitoring the striker.
Everton may need to sell Merseyside derby hero Jarrad Branthwaite before June 30 to beat another financial rap. Sean Dyche would love the centre-back, 21, to stick around for another season at least.
A fan brandishing a corner flag confronted stewards after Sheffield Wednesday's win over West Brom at Hillsborough.

Derek Ferguson has warned Rangers captain James Tavernier he must learn from Jordan Henderson and his Saudi Pro League misstep.
Elie Youan has told a doubting Hibs fan "shut your mouth" on social media after he was missing from the starting lineup.
There could be more bad news on the injury front for Scotland after Scott McTominay became the latest star forced off for his club.

Bayern Munich are planning another move for Manchester City's England defender Kyle Walker, after they failed to sign the 33-year-old last summer. (Star)

Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has met with super agent Jorge Mendes, whose clients include one of the club's targets in Benfica's 19-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Neves. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are set to join the race to sign Wolfsburg's 24-year-old French centre-back Maxence Lacroix this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arne Slot will be appointed as Liverpool's new head coach rather than manager in a change to the club's structure. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham's hopes of appointing former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui to replace David Moyes as manager this summer appear to be over with AC Milan close to agreeing a deal. (Guardian)

Barcelona are moving closer to signing Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 30, from fellow La Liga club Real Betis. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona are planning to protect the future of 17-year-old centre-back Pau Cubarsi after proposing a new deal for the Spaniard that includes a release clause of €500m (£423.2m). (AS - in Spanish)

Ex-Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 35, believes his former club should build any future team around Portugal's Bruno Fernandes, 29. (ESPN)

Juventus are working on deals to extend the contracts of Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 26, and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 24. (Rudy Galetti)

German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 30, will leave Newcastle United as a free agent at the end of the current season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham have been forced to abandon plans to make a move for 19-year-old Real Madrid and Turkey playmaker Arda Guler, with Carlo Ancelotti saying he will stay with the Spanish club. (Express)

AC Milan are interested in signing Aston Villa's Brazilian defender Diego Carlos at the end of the season (AS - in Spanish)


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Tottenham have been forced to abandon plans to sign Arda Guler in the summer with the midfielder now set to stay at Real Madrid.
Liverpool target Johan Bakayoko has reportedly piqued the interest of their Premier League rivals Brentford.
Tottenham have reportedly been told they must pay £35m for Alessandro Buongiorno by Torino ahead of a potential summer pursuit.
Being manager of Everton is like 'juggling sand', according to boss Sean Dyche who has also compared trying to stop the endless negative noise at the club to 'putting your fingers in the dam'.
Footage has emerged from the north London derby showing police officers clashing with fans outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Mo Salah's bust-up with Jurgen Klopp exploded over a touchline handshake snub.
Following Mo Salah's heated altercation with Jurgen Klopp, Jamie Redknapp believes the Egyptian's time at the club is coming to an end
Blackburn want up to £20m for their top scorer Sammie Szmodics, who is set to attract bids from Brentford and Luton.
Crystal Palace are set to start building work this summer having sealed funds for a £150m facelift at Selhurst Park.
Preston are a takeover target for a mystery Miami-based group who want to buy the traditional Lancashire outfit.
Ange Postecoglou blasted Tottenham's defending as "unacceptable" after their first-half debacle in the north London derby.
Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou discusses what went wrong for his side following their 3-2 loss to Arsenal and what he looks to improve heading into the final games of the season

Ben White has been lauded by fans for a creative piece of gamesmanship by appearing to try and undo goalkeeper Vicario's gloves before Arsenal's opening goal versus Spurs.
What sportsmanship is this?!


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has already warned Manchester United that failure to qualify for the Champions League would negatively impact their summer transfer plans.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag cut a frustrated figure during his post-match interview after the Red Devils threw away a late 1-0 lead at home as they drew to Burnley
Mikel Arteta admitted that doubts crept into his mind concerning his side as Arsenal narrowly avoided a Tottenham comeback in a north London derby, that left the Spaniard sweating.
Emmanuel Adebayor has slammed Tottenham's tactics and questioned why they allowed Bukayo Saka so much space during their 3-2 defeat against Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City cannot drop any points if they are to secure a historic fourth successive Premier League
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is satisfied to have picked up three points on the road at Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 victory

Nottingham Forest are set to discover the outcome of their appeal over breaching financial rules in the next few days.

St Mirren are pushing to make Crystal Palace's Kofi Balmer their first signing of the new season.

Rangers duo John Lundstram and Borna Barisic will leave Ibrox in the summer after both signing deals with Turkish club Trabzonspor, according to a report.

QPR are leading the chase for Celtic's Republic of Ireland prospect Bosun Lawal.
Todd Cantwell has opened up on 'unfair' criticism he's faced at Rangers.

Crystal Palace fear £55m-rated England defender Marc Guehi could leave this summer, with Manchester United and Arsenal interested in the 23-year-old. (Times - subscription required)

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen will leave Napoli this summer, with Chelsea and PSG likely destinations for the 25-year-old. (Gazzetta - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund will try to turn 24-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho's loan move from Manchester United into a permanent deal this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are considering the future of manager Erik ten Hag, which could help their cause in bringing Sancho back to the club. (Express)

Liverpool are bracing themselves for bids of up to £150m from clubs in Saudi Arabia for 31-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah. (Football Insider)

The Netherlands defender Lutsharel Geertruida, 23, could leave Feyenoord alongside manager Arne Slot to join Liverpool after the defender was spotted in the stands during their 2-2 draw at West Ham on Saturday. (Express)

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski wants to stay at Barcelona this summer, despite interest in the 35-year-old from clubs in Saudi Arabia. (Sport - in Spanish)

Juventus and Roma are interested in Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino, 20, as the Englishman is currently on loan at Swansea City. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham and Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, says he is "very happy" at the club amid speculation that he will join Manchester City. (ESPN, via Goal)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in Brighton's 20-year-old Cameroonian midfielder Carlos Baleba. (Caught Offside)

Leeds want to sign Liverpool's 27-year-old English defender Nat Phillips, who is on loan at Cardiff. (Mirror, via Yorkshire Post)

Manchester United and Chelsea could be competing for Inter Milan's Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries, 28. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva is looking for a move away from Chelsea at the end of the season with the 39-year old linked to Fluminense. (Teamtalk)

Everton may have to sell 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite to comply with Financial Fair Play rules, opening the door for a move to Manchester United. (Sun)

Arsenal have entered talks over a new contract with 26-year-old Brazil defender Gabriel. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Barcelona's 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Brian Farinas. (Caught Offside)

Blackburn want up to £20m for the Republic of Ireland forward Sammie Szmodics, with Brentford, Luton and Sheffield United all interested in the 28-year-old. (Sun)