Press Gossip - 2024


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 30 April 2024 07:25, UK


Manchester United are prepared for an almost complete squad overhaul this summer with the majority of their players being made available, including Marcus Rashford.
Liverpool and Mohamed Salah will hold discussions at the end of the season which will determine his short-term and long-term Anfield future.
Jofra Archer is set to be named in England's squad for the Men's T20 World Cup in June, while Chris Jordan is likely to be preferred to another all-rounder Chris Woakes.
A landmark Professional Game Partnership has been agreed in principle between the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby which will reportedly be worth £264m to England's leading clubs over the next eight years.
English teenager Kris Kim, who won't sit his GCSE exams until later in the summer, will make his PGA Tour debut at this week's CJ Cup Byron Nelson on a sponsor's invite.

Erik ten Hag is being tipped to take a "great escape route" from Manchester United and return to Ajax over the summer by Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.
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
Manchester United big-money flop Antony has been hiring a personal photographer to get pictures of him in 'action'.
Arne Slot has been backed to lead Liverpool to their 20th league title next season by Dutch World Cup legend Johnny Rep. (Nostradamus)
Jermain Defoe has revealed he had informal talks with Sunderland about their managerial vacancy but says there is yet to have been an official interview for the role.

West Ham have revived their interest in Julen Lopetegui as they consider their options should they move on from David Moyes. Hansi Flick is also on their shortlist, while they are also interested in bringing in Championship stars Callum O'Hare and Jacob Greaves on the playing side.
Former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui revealed in December he is targeting a return to management in the Premier League

Manchester United are not ruling out Mason Greenwood being reintegrated back into their squad in the summer if they cannot find a buyer, with Serie A side Juventus the latest to be linked with interest in the striker.
Scott McTominay has moved to play down fears that a knee injury would prevent him from featuring for Scotland at the European Championship this summer.
Raine Group, who oversaw the takeover of Chelsea and significant share purchase by Sir Jim Ratcliffe in Manchester United, have been appointed by the ECB to oversee the sale of the eight Hundred teams to private investors.

Manchester United could move for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo again this summer if they are able to meet his demands for a blockbuster contract.

UEFA has declined to provide coverage of their major finals in Ultra HD after a lack of interest in such feeds from their broadcasting partners.
Everton defender Vitali Mykolenko will see a specialist on Tuesday amid concerns the ankle injury he suffered against Liverpool could see him miss Ukraine's Euro 2024 campaign.
Leicester City will be free to sign players this summer with the Premier League not planning on extending the embargo placed upon them by the EFL.
Newcastle have provided England with a fitness boost as they expect injured full-back Kieran Trippier to be back in their first-team plans for the last week of the season at the very least.
Police were forced to intervene when the Greek Super League clash between AEK Athens and PAOK descended into unsightly scenes following the final whistle, with AEK boss Matias Almeyda spotted pushing one of his own players and then grabbing another person by the neck.
Qatar have made a surprise bid to host the finals of rugby union's new Nations Championship from 2026 in a three-day festival they are billing as the "Super Bowl of rugby".
Steve Smith appears set to be omitted from Australia's squad for the World T20 but David Warner is likely to be included despite being dropped by his IPL franchise.

Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have bought a minority stake in Mexican outfit Club Necaxa.

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Patrick Pentz says his future is out of his hands amid links with a move to Celtic because he still has more than a year remaining on his contract.
Buckie Thistle have reportedly decided to drop their dispute with the Scottish FA and SPFL over their ban from the pyramid play-off because their ground is not up to scratch.

Liverpool fully expect Mohamed Salah to stay this summer and are planning on the basis of the 31-year-old Egypt striker being part of their squad next season. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Incoming Liverpool sporting director Richard Hughes will lead talks over a new contract for Salah, whose current deal runs until 2025. (Times - subscription required)

Marcus Rashford might find his options limited if he chooses to leave Manchester United, with Paris St-Germain cooling their interest in the 26-year-old England forward. (i)

Crystal Palace's £55m-rated England defender Marc Guehi, 23, is of interest to Liverpool as they seek a replacement for Cameroonian defender Joel Matip, 32, who is set to leave when his contract runs out in the summer. (Football Insider)

Ajax are keen to reappoint Erik ten Hag as manager if he is sacked by Manchester United this summer. (Mail)

West Ham's interest in former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui has been reignited after they learned AC Milan are wavering over whether to appoint him as a replacement for Stefano Pioli. (Guardian)

The Hammers are also keen to sign 25-year old Coventry winger Callum O'Hare and Hull's 23-year-old English centre-back Jacob Graves this summer. (Guardian)

Championship title winners Leicester will be able to sign players during the summer transfer window despite being put under an embargo by the English Football League. (Mail)

However, the Foxes will have to sell players before 30 June to avoid profit and sustainability rules (PSR) charges next season with 25-year-old English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall attracting interest from Brentford, Brighton and Fulham. (Mail)

Manchester United are still planning to appoint Dan Ashworth as sporting director this summer with the expectation that a deal over compensation with Newcastle will be agreed soon. (Football Insider)

Ex-England striker Jermain Defoe, 41, might be set to land his first managerial role after holding talks with former club Sunderland. (Sun)


Full Member
May 17, 2014
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?!
"Dirty foreigner has been slammed by fans for a disgusting piece of shithousery which saw him interfere with the opposition goalkeeper."

I imagine that'll be the line when Bruno tries it.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
"Dirty foreigner has been slammed by fans for a disgusting piece of shithousery which saw him interfere with the opposition goalkeeper."

I imagine that'll be the line when Bruno tries it.
Of course not.
Bruno is a United player and he'll be depicted as the lowest of the low for doing that!!


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 1 May 2024 06:57, UK


Arne Slot has identified £50m-rated Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners as his first signing once he is confirmed as Liverpool's replacement for Jurgen Klopp.
Harry Kane believes Jude Bellingham was trying to talk him into missing his penalty during Bayern Munich's compelling 2-2 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Tom Lockyer says he has made peace with never playing football again if doctors tell him to quit following his cardiac arrest.
Jamie Redknapp says Bruno Fernandes cares about the club more than most of his team-mates at Manchester United
Bruno Fernandes has hinted he could consider a shock departure from Manchester United this summer in an interview with a Portuguese outlet but says talk of his future will be on the back burner until Euro 2024 is out of the way.
Manchester United have received allegations that "scumbag" fans have been posing as disabled supporters to gain access to away fixtures this season.
Premier League referees are set to use the stadium PA system to explain VAR decisions after visiting their pitch-side monitor, PGMOL chief Howard Webb has confirmed.
Former Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will lead the nation's Governmental commission looking into the Spanish Football Federation after a corruption probe.

Everton face being plunged into administration - landing them a nine point hit.
Jamie Vardy is set to have another crack at the Premier League after agreeing terms on a one-year deal to stay at Leicester City for their return to the top division.
Jamie Vardy couldn't resist pulling off a "Klinsmann" diving celebration after Leicester's 3-0 triumph over Preston saw them crowned champions of the Championship
Manchester United fans were left fuming after an apparent online leak of their new blue away shirt featuring new sponsor Snapdragon which some said looked more like a cricket kit.
Spartak Moscow made a shock enquiry about the availability of West Ham boss David Moyes earlier in April as they look to replace Spaniard Guille Abascal.
Several teams are ready to make their move to sign Romelu Lukaku this summer, when Chelsea will look to sell the striker rather than loan him out again, while Roma could look to former Blue Michy Batshuayi as his replacement.
Iain Dowie has thanked those who helped save his life after he suffered a "big cardiac arrest" during a spin class at his local gym.
Nicky Butt potentially faces a jail sentence or a heavy financial penalty after pleading guilty to a charge of causing serious injury by careless driving in court on Tuesday.
Mercedes are preparing a record-breaking £128m-per-year deal to sign Red Bull's multiple world champion Max Verstappen as Lewis Hamilton's replacement, according to sources in Austria.

Newcastle United are set to move ahead with plans to redevelop and expand St James' Park after completing a feasibility study into what can be done to modernise their historic stadium.
Bristol City Women's chief executive Gavin Marshall says the competitiveness of women's leagues is being badly hindered by inadequate compensation fees when academy products are snapped up by other clubs.
Monty Panesar has revealed he wants to be Prime Minister one day after launching his political career as part of George Galloway's Workers Party of Britain - he will stand for election in the Ealing Southall constituency.
Olympic medal hopefuls are privately warning of anti-China protests in Paris this summer amid mounting outrage over the "contamination" doping-test furore around 23 swimmers prior to the previous Games in Tokyo.
Montpellier will go ahead with their signing of Billy Vunipola from Saracens this summer despite the negative headlines around his arrest in Spain last weekend.
Organisers are not expecting LIV Golf chief Greg Norman to attend the 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon this summer but the R&A's Mike Woodcock said the controversial Australian was "welcome to check out resale platforms".

Premier League officials have still not approved Chelsea's sale of two hotels to a sister company for £76.5m 10 months after it was executed, leaving questions about the club's compliance with PSR rules.
Players contesting The Open at Royal Troon in July will face the longest hole in the tournament's history, after the 15th was lengthened to 623 yards for the 152nd edition, and the shortest with the eighth potentially playing just 99 yards.

Declan Rice has revealed he joined Arsenal over Manchester City last summer because he preferred the project put to him by the Gunners which offered him more midfield freedom.
Rangers have opened talks with West Ham defender Ben Johnson over a potential move to Ibrox when his contract expires in the summer.

Liverpool have reportedly pulled the plug on any end-of-season parade with their hopes of Jurgen Klopp's farewell including a Premier League title appearing now to be unlikely.
Alvaro Fernandez is set to be the first permanent departure from Manchester United at the end of the season amid reports in Portugal that he will join current loan club Benfica for just over £5m.

Paul Parker has urged his former club Manchester United to forget about signing Ivan Toney from Brentford this summer and instead go "all in" for Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins.

Any attempt at resurrecting plans to stage Premier League fixtures outside England and Wales will be met with vehement "studs to the knee" opposition, the Football Supporters' Association have said.
Zambia's women face being barred from playing in this summer's Olympic Games soccer tournament after FIFA threatened the country's FA with suspension amid accusations of money-laundering offences against its president Andrew Kamanga and "undue influence by third parties".

Fabio Silva will not be returning to Rangers when his loan spell from Wolves expires in the summer according to reports in his native Portugal.
Scotland fans will have one final chance to snap up "gold dust" Euro 2024 tickets when organisers put 100,000 more up for sale on Thursday morning.
Dundee United supporters groups have sent a combined warning to fans that they should stay off the Tannadice pitch on Friday night or face not being able to see the club publicly receive their Championship trophy after two previous invasions.
Rangers will find out in June whether they have been granted planning permission for a statue of club legend Walter Smith on land between the corner of the Copland Road Stand and New Edmiston House.

Inter Milan are ready to make a summer move for Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley according to reports in Italy which says Serie A clubs are looking to Scotland for value signings.

Manchester United are not expecting any club to meet their £70m valuation of England forward Marcus Rashford, 26, this summer. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain have cooled their interest in Rashford and will pursue other transfer targets before the summer window. (i Sport)

Rashford has told Manchester United he does not want to leave the club and is focused on finding his form. (TBR Football)

Meanwhile, United manager Erik ten Hag, 54, does not know if he will be in charge at Old Trafford next season. (HITC)

Arsenal have offered Italy midfielder Jorginho, whose current deal expires in June, a new contract and the 32-year-old is expected to sign it. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham will face competition from AC Milan for Lille manager Paulo Fonseca, with the 51-year-old seen as a potential replacement for Hammers boss David Moyes. (i Sport)

Scotsman Moyes, 61, has attracted interest from Spartak Moscow amid uncertainty over his future at West Ham. (Mail)

Austria's former Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick wants to be the new Bayern Munich manager, with talks expected to be held on Wednesday. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea and England forward Raheem Sterling, 29, has not had any contact with the Saudi Pro League about a summer transfer, however, the Blues would be willing to sell on-loan Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 30, to them. (Caughtoffside)

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, has hinted he will consider his future at Manchester United after Euro 2024, but for now he is focused on the FA Cup final and the tournament in Germany this summer. (Danz Portugal - in Portuguese)

A number of clubs in Saudi Arabia are interested in Barcelona's 21-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati, who is currently on loan at Brighton, and former France defender Clement Lenglet, 28, who is on loan at Aston Villa. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are still planning to sell English forward Mason Greenwood, 22, this summer, with a final decision to be made at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea have denied that they paid for Ruben Amorim's flight to London last week, or that they had any meetings with the 39-year-old Sporting Lisbon boss. (Matt Law, Telegraph, via X)

Borussia Dortmund want to keep Ian Maatsen at the club beyond this season following the 22-year-old Dutch winger's successful loan spell from Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester have held talks with 37-year-old English striker Jamie Vardy about extending his stay at the club. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are likely to sell Republic of Ireland Under-21s midfielder Killian Phillips, 22, in the summer transfer window. (Teamtalk)

English midfielder Callum O'Hare, 25, who is a target for Aston Villa and West Ham, has told Coventry City he will leave the club on a free transfer this summer. (Football Insider)


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

Thursday 2 May 2024 07:15, UK


Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have ambitious plans to increase Wrexham's capacity to an eye-watering high of 55,000.
Marcus Rashford will resist any attempt by Manchester United to sell him this summer.
Fans will have more time to cheer on England while downing pints in the boozer, James Cleverly hinted yesterday. The Home Secretary confirmed he's looking into extending pub opening hours for the Euros this summer.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to listen to offers for Gabriel Jesus after the emergence of Kai Havertz.
Ebbsfleet United's plans for a stunning new £40m waterfront stadium has been given the green light in an area in "desperate need of development".
Riath Al-Samarrai from the Daily Mail and Sam Dean of the Daily Telegraph heap praise on Jadon Sancho after his brilliant performance in Borussia Dortmund's Champions League semi-final against PSG.
Chelsea's Thiago Silva has interest from three London clubs, according to reports.
Coventry's Ellis Simms is wanted by two Premier League clubs this summer.
Manchester United star Tom Heaton is reportedly open to staying at the club after his contract expires this summer.

Brighton will look to lure Kieran McKenna away from Ipswich if Roberto De Zerbi quits as manager this summer.

Bruno Fernandes says he will consider his future this summer and that staying at Manchester United will be down to his club wanting him.
Tottenham Hotspur are working on two summer transfer plans - one for if they finish fourth and another for if they miss out on Champions League qualification.
Billy Vunipola will not face any further disciplinary action from Saracens following his arrest in Majorca but could still be charged with conduct prejudicial to the game by the Rugby Football Union.
Emma Raducanu has been named on the entry list for the French Open qualifying tournament.

Erik ten Hag is reportedly set to remain in charge of Manchester United next season after INEOS pinpointed the real reason behind his struggles.
Chelsea fans are set to show their appreciation for Conor Gallagher by revealing a gigantic banner ahead of their Stamford Bridge showdown with their rivals Tottenham, who are being linked with a summer swoop amid his contract stalemate.
Marc Guehi has won his race to be fit for Euro 2024 after recovering from knee surgery.
Shocking footage has emerged capturing the moment that a young linesman was punched in the face by a staff member from a rival football team in North Wales.
Jurgen Klopp has been linked with a sensational return to Borussia Dortmund in 2025.
Robert Lewandowski is reportedly playing for his future as Barcelona prepare for a summer fire sale, with only three stars safe from the chop.
Former Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy has revealed that Pep Guardiola had some rather savage first words for the team when he took charge in 2016.

Ian Maatsen's dad, Edward, has revealed his son wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund as "things are not going well at Chelsea since they changed ownership".
Leicester star Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is not seeking a move away this summer but still may be forced to quit his boyhood club.

John Achterberg will leave Liverpool at the end of the season after 15 years of service.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has ordered Manchester United's non-football staff back into their offices in Manchester and London - insisting the club must end its work-from-home culture.
Benfica are expected to trigger a buy option to make their loan transfer of Manchester United left-back Alvaro Fernandez permanent this summer.
Philadelphia Union have completed a unique deal to sign highly-rated US youth international Cavan Sullivan to the most lucrative homegrown contract in MLS history - Sullivan will then transfer to Manchester City when he turns 18, the first time an agreement like that has been baked into a player's first MLS contract.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin is close to agreeing a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2028.
USA defender Sergino Dest is out of the Copa America after confirming he has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

Chelsea have reportedly registered an interest in Jordan Pickford as they look to pounce on Everton's potential takeover chaos.
Raheem Sterling is reportedly set to snub transfer offers this summer as he is keen to prove his worth at Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho has backed West Ham managerial target Ruben Amorim to succeed in "any" league.

Celtic will have to stump up at least £5m to land striker Adam Idah this summer.

Rangers are reportedly considering a move for talented Australian winger Raphael Borges Rodrigues as Philippe Clement beefs things up for the future.
Hibs are prioritising experience over all else as Nick Montgomery revealed their summer transfer plans - which could see as many as 18 players axed.

Arsenal are prepared to listen to offers for 27-year-old Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

The Gunners are hopeful Italy midfielder Jorginho, 32, will snub interest from Juventus, Lazio and Napoli to sign a contract extension. (Standard)

Brighton will look to lure Kieran McKenna away from Ipswich Town if manager Roberto de Zerbi leaves the Seagulls at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Tottenham are targeting Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, along with 23-year-old Feyenoord and Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez this summer, while they also have eyes on Bournemouth's English defender Lloyd Kelly, 25. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Everton could be forced to sell England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 30, if their proposed takeover by prospective new owners 777 Partners collapses. (Talksport)

Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United are among the favourites to sign Everton's Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United are planning to stick with manager Erik ten Hag next season because of the lack of a clear alternative, along with the cost of firing the Dutchman. (Athletic - subscription required)

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, says his future at Manchester United will depend on whether the club want him to stay beyond the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United will not be pressured into selling 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes below his £100m release clause or parting with Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24. (i Sport)

Newcastle are closing in on Fulham's 26-year-old England defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer. (Sun)

Adarabioyo, who has also attracted interest from AC Milan, Manchester United and Liverpool, has informed Fulham he will not sign a new deal when his current one expires this summer. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund are considering bringing back former boss Jurgen Klopp as head of football in 2025 after the Liverpool manager departs Anfield at the end of the season. (Independent)

Liverpool could look to sign Eintracht Frankfurt and Ecuador defender Willian Pacho, 22, and then loan him back to the German club for the 2024-25 season. (Bild, via Goal)

West Ham are expecting 23-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, and Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 26, to push for moves away from the club this summer. (Football Insider)

Fluminense have presented a formal proposal to sign Brazil defender Thiago Silva after the 39-year-old announced he would leave Chelsea at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Feyenoord assistant manager Sipke Hulshoff, head of performance Ruben Peeters and analyst Etienne Reijnen have agreed to follow boss Arne Slot to Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Everton are monitoring Hull City's English centre-back Jacob Greaves, 23, and Blackburn Rovers' Republic of Ireland forward Sammie Szmodics, 28. (Football Transfers)

Juventus and AC Milan have turned their attention away from Joshua Zirkzee due to fears Bologna's 22-year-old Dutch forward would prefer a summer move to Arsenal. (Givemesport)

Barcelona and Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 25, is deciding whether to sign a new deal with the Spanish club amid interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich. (Sport - in Spanish)

Austria Football Association president Klaus Mitterdorfer hopes Ralf Rangnick will reject a move to Bayern Munich and stay on as the country's manager. (Sky Sports Germany)

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner would like to be reunited with 31-year-old Juventus and Serbia winger Filip Kostic, who he managed at Eintracht Frankfurt. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 2 May 2024 23:27, UK


Chelsea have sent Antonio Conte a lucrative offer to return as boss, according to sensational reports.
Gabriel Jesus is happy at Arsenal and prepared to fight for his place amid reports of a potential summer exit.
Former Arsenal star Jens Lehmann has bought the "Invincibles" branding rights.
Manchester United are rated favourites to land Michael Olise ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Premier League chiefs have publicly warned the Government that the planned Football Regulator could risk England being booted out of the World Cup.
Dutch club Vitesse have been forced to ask their fans to donate money in order to stay afloat.
The son of the most-decorated player in Real Madrid's history, Marcelo, has been handed the "maximum" contract allowed by the club.
Aston Villa are facing a fight to keep young goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo with Celtic interested in signing the Finnish international.

Aston Villa are pushing for the Premier League to raise the maximum limit of the permitted losses for the final season of its Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR).
Gareth Southgate faces being without at least an entire team's worth of players for England's first Euro 2024 warm-up game as club commitments clash with his preparations.

West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has been informed he is no longer allowed in the first-team dressing room amid the ongoing uncertainty over manager David Moyes' future.
Some Manchester United staff are fuming after the club treated the players' WAGs to a swanky meal at a top restaurant - 24 hours after scrapping FA Cup final perks for the rank and file.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny this summer.
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis watched on from the stands as Aston Villa took on his second team Olympiakos in the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League.
Tiger Woods will contest the US Open next month despite failing to qualify automatically for the first time since 1992.

Liverpool insist Nike are responsible for the sharp rise in the cost of the new home shirt.
An attorney representing FIFA in the ongoing antitrust lawsuit filed against it by a New York-based sports promoter said in federal court on Thursday that a rule change that would allow domestic league matches to be played abroad could come "before the end of the year".
Sakina Karchaoui has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will keep her at the club until 2028.
West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers are in advanced discussions to play in a new pre-season Premier League mini tour in the United States this summer.
Crystal Palace midfielder Will Hughes has triggered a contract extension which will see him remain at the club for a further year.

The airline portfolio of prospective Everton owners 777 Partners has shrunk twice in a week as Premier League approval continues to evade the Miami investment firm.
Arsenal face a challenge to keep hold of one of their leading academy prospects, Chido Obi-Martin, with English academies bracing themselves for another summer of dual-nationality teenagers opting for new clubs in the European Union.
MCC is investigating a "misappropriation" of funds and the club's treasurer has ordered a review of its financial controls.

Former Premier League ref Jon Moss is in the frame to take over from Crawford Allan at Hampden as the new SFA Head of Referee Operations.
Rangers have demanded a five-figure compensation sum from Dundee over the two postponements at rain-hit Dens Park.

Nick Montgomery will pitch Hibs as a permanent transfer destination for loan stars Emiliano Marcondes and Myziane Maolida.
Neil Warnock has reiterated why he left Aberdeen and admits he was shocked to see the club take so long in appointing Jimmy Thelin.
Wanted Josh Doig is in the mix for a shock move to Lazio in the summer just six months after joining Sassuolo in a £5m deal.

Manchester United are frontrunners to sign Crystal Palace and France Under-21s midfielder Michael Olise, 22. (ESPN)

The Red Devils would be willing to listen to offers of more than £80m for England striker Marcus Rashford, 26, this summer. (Sun)

Juventus are leading the race to sign Manchester United and England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, who is currently on loan at Spanish club Getafe. (i Sport)

Barcelona manager Xavi has told the club he wants Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, but Bayern Munich are also interested. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea are considering a move for Poland international and former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 34, who now plays for Juventus. (Tutto Juve - in Italian)

Chelsea have joined Newcastle in asking about the situation of former England youth international Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, who will leave Fulham as a free agent this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City were one of the teams who scouted Chelsea's Dutch full-back Ian Maatsen, 22, who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund, on Wednesday. (TBR Football)

Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 27, is prepared to fight for his place at Arsenal amid reports of a potential summer exit. (Sun)

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi remains on Bayern Munich's manager shortlist after Ralf Rangnick turned down the German club. (Bild - in German)

Leicester City are interested in signing Coventry City's English midfielder Callum O'Hare, 26. (Football Insider)

Celtic are among the teams keeping tabs on Aston Villa and Finland goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo, 22, who has spent the past season on loan at Exeter City. (Sun)

Brighton, Fulham, West Ham and Benfica are monitoring Vitoria de Guimaraes and Portugal winger Jota Silva, who has a £17m release clause. (Rudy Galetti)

Aston Villa and Brazil centre-back Diego Carlos, 31, is one of AC Milan's top transfer targets. (Teamtalk)

Villa want to sign Leicester and Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho, 27, as a back-up for England striker Ollie Watkins, 28. (Football Insider)

Inter Miami have opened negotiations with 36-year-old Benfica and Argentina winger Angel di Maria. (ESPN Argentina - in Spanish)

West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has been barred from the first-team dressing room as he hunts a replacement for manager David Moyes. (Standard)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing 16-year-old Arsenal striker Chido Obi-Martin this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 3 May 2024 22:25, UK


Thomas Tuchel is on a list of managers under consideration at Manchester United should the club decide to part company with Erik ten Hag.
Chelsea's issues around finding a front-of-shirt sponsor are set to resurface with no deal so far announced for next season, which sources say means they have missed the deadline for kit manufacturers Nike to include a new brand on the shirt.
The leading referee Anthony Taylor will have another feather in his cap after it was announced he has been selected to take charge of the cup final in Albania.
The FA's new director of women's football, Sue Day, is coming from the RFU, where she was paid a salary package including pension contributions of £506,000 according to its latest annual report.
Wimbledon's latest issue of debentures has been fully subscribed with 2,520 sold at a cost of £116,000 per seat for five years from 2026.

Kyle Walker is considering a move away from the Premier League to Saudi Arabia.
Premier League clubs have been put on alert after Jan Oblak was reportedly put up for sale.
West Ham fans have launched a petition to stop the club appointing Julen Lopetegui as manager.
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to offer Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee a £115,000-a-week contract.
Diogo Dalot was a surprise name in the voting for the Footballer of the Year.
Manchester United could reportedly sign Vitor Roque on a free transfer due to a little-known rule.
Wrexham's promotion heroes have been treated to a trip to Las Vegas for the second year running.
Manchester United's Brandon Williams has been banned from driving after racking up 30 points on his licence.
Richard Keogh has announced his retirement - just days after Forest Green Rovers' relegation to the National League.

Dougie Freedman is down to the final three candidates for the role of Newcastle's sporting director.
Chelsea are reportedly planning a £47m bid for Brazilian wonderkid Estevao Willian.
Wrexham director Humphrey Ker hasn't ruled out the possibility of the Red Dragons making an audacious move for Jamie Vardy, with the striker out of contract at the end of the campaign.
If Newcastle do commit to a tour of Japan this summer, they are in line to play at the National Stadium in Tokyo.
Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo is wanted by Newcastle.

Ruben Amorim has refused to rule out talks with Chelsea after appearing to miss out on both the Liverpool and West Ham jobs.
Thomas Tuchel wants a return to the Premier League.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has sent an email to all Manchester United staff to highlight the lack of tidiness in parts that he witnessed of the club's Old Trafford stadium and Carrington training facilities, describing one area as a "disgrace".
Manchester United will be covering Dan Ashworth's legal costs if he takes Newcastle United to arbitration.
Real Madrid's squad will not celebrate at Cibeles, in the centre of the Spanish capital, should they secure the title in La Liga this weekend.
Arsenal will pay tribute to Daniel Anjorin, the 14-year-old supporter who was killed in a samurai sword attack in north east London, ahead of their match against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Xavi says Barcelona will assess the future of forward Vitor Roque at the end of the season.

Britain's best male tennis prospect Jack Draper has added a "supercoach" to his team, recruiting former world No 6 Wayne Ferreira for the next section of the clay-court season.

Wrexham CEO Fleur Robinson is to leave the club after their second successive promotion.

Crystal Palace have opened talks with seven players out of contract this summer, including captain Joel Ward.

Dundee are fighting Rangers' claim for compensation over their twice-postponed Dens Park clash.
Hamilton Accies boss John Rankin and assistant Darian MacKinnon are believed to have agreed long-term contract extensions with the club.

Former officials are "raging" after their Scottish Cup Final hospitality tickets were axed.

Bayern Munich's former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is among Manchester United list of potential replacements for Erik ten Hag should the Dutchman leave in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

But Tuchel has opened the door to staying at Bayern Munich after this season despite it being announced in February he would leave. (Florian Plettenburg)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made Newcastle and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, his top target this summer. (Independent)

RB Leipzig and Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko, 20, is a cheaper alternative in Arsenal's striker pursuit. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal have opened contract talks with Brazilian centre-back Gabriel, 26, in a bid to fight off interest from Europe's top clubs. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has suggested the Serie A champions may challenge Manchester United and Arsenal for the signature of Bologna's 22-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee. (Mirror)

Manchester United have made contact with the agent of France international midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 29, whose contract at Juventus runs out this summer. (Team Talk)

Fulham's in-demand English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, is leaning towards joining Newcastle when his contract is up in the summer. (Mail)

Everton hope to persuade Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, to stay at Goodison Park for one more year but Manchester United are confident a bid of £60-70m for the English centre-back would be accepted. (Football Insider)

Tottenham will listen to offers for Brazil forward Richarlison, 26 this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Madrid have made enquiries to River Plate about 16-year-old Argentina Under-20s midfielder Franco Mastantuono. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona have made Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, their top transfer target this summer. (Caught Offside)

Manchester City are considering a move for Lazio goalkeeper Christos Mandas, with Manchester United also interested in the 22-year-old Greek stopper. (Corriere dello Sport, via Teamtalk)

Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman one of the last three candidates as Newcastle look to recruit for the same role. (Mail)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim is not ruling out talks with Chelsea after appearing to miss out on jobs at Liverpool and West Ham. (Mirror)

Inter Miami are in talks to bring former Real Madrid and Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria, 36, to the Major League Soccer franchise. (ESPN Argentina, via Marca)


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


Hollywood's Will Ferrell has bought a 'large stake' in 'sleeping giant' Leeds United after falling in love with English football.
Jose Mourinho has been targeted for a lucrative return to management in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

Manchester United intend to use Harry Maguire as bait in their attempt to land Jarrad Branthwaite.
Pascal Chimbonda has been sacked as manager of non-league Skelmersdale United, who have wasted no time in beginning their search for his successor after posting a job advert.

Liverpool defender Jarell Quansah is in line for a lucrative new long-term contract at the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp has gained an insight into the man who will be replacing him at Liverpool as Arne Slot's first boss in management Henk de Jong paid a visit to Merseyside last week.
Bayern Munich are ramping up their pursuit of Erik ten Hag despite the Manchester United boss' turbulent season at Old Trafford.
Liverpool are reportedly hopeful that Jurgen Klopp's No.2 Pep Lijnders will return to the club at some stage along his coaching journey.

Real Madrid have been crowned champions of La Liga after Barcelona failed to beat Girona.
Kalvin Phillips has reportedly picked up a mystery injury which looks to have ended his time on loan at West Ham United.

Four different goalscorers helped Newcastle condemn Vincent Kompany's Burnley to defeat in a crucial game during their battle to survive the drop.

Kyren Wilson claims that a hypnotherapist has been 'knocking him out' to ensure he gets a good night's sleep during the World Snooker Championship.

Adam Le Fondre will leave Hibs at the end of the season.

Marvin Bartley has left Queen of the South with fans calling for former Rangers and Hibernian favourite Kevin Thomson to replace him.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is a potential candidate to replace the outgoing Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich. (Christian Falk)

Liverpool's Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez, 24, is a target for Barcelona this summer as a replacement for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, 35. (Sun)

United are awaiting offers for Brazil winger Antony, 24, as they look to make room in their squad for Crystal Palace's England-born France youth international midfielder Michael Olise, 22. (Rudy Galetti)

Arsenal have a verbal agreement with Brentford to complete the permanent signing of on-loan Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 28, in the summer for £27m. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool are hopeful assistant manager Pep Lijnders, who is set to depart this summer along with manager Jurgen Klopp, will return to Anfield in the future. (Mirror)

Manchester United intend to use England defender Harry Maguire, 31, as bait to tempt Everton into selling England defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, this summer. (Star)

Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira wants club president Leila Pereira to block the sale of 17-year-old Brazilian winger Estevao Willian to Chelsea, who have tabled a 55m euros (£47m) offer. (Goal)

Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter is in the running for the Ajax manager's job after the four-time European champions gave up hope of a return for Manchester United's Ten Hag. (De Telegraaf)

Getafe have opened talks with Manchester United over the possibility of striking another loan deal for 22-year-old England forward Mason Greenwood. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Juventus' Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic, 24, is attracting interest from Arsenal as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

English defender Jarell Quansah, 21, is in line for a new long-term contract after impressing during his breakthrough season at Liverpool. (Mirror)

Inter Milan are set to rival Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to sign Bologna's 22-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee. (90 min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 6 May 2024 07:55, UK


Manchester United met exiled Jadon Sancho in a bid to bring him back to Old Trafford next season.
West Ham legend Tony Cottee has blasted the "classless" board for hanging David Moyes out to dry - calling for "change at the top".
Ronnie O'Sullivan has the perfect remedy to sharpen up an "outdated" Crucible - with bringing in an interior designer among his list of suggestions.

Manchester United are to carry out a major overhaul of Carrington this summer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos team seek to transform the club's fortunes.
Andre Onana revealed he questioned whether he should have joined Manchester United after an inconsistent start to life at the club.
The Premier League have written to clubs ahead of the conclusion of the season to warn them to be on guard against the prospect of pitch invasions.

Prospective Everton owners 777 Partners have been named in 16 lawsuits over claims of unpaid debts of £100m, according to the latest case against them and affiliates.
Kalvin Phillips is set to miss the rest of the season with a calf injury in a massive blow to his hopes of making England's squad for the European Championship.
Kris Kim's record-breaking debut on the PGA Tour has been heralded by Justin Rose as "a breakthrough moment" after the 16-year-old English amateur made history.

Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool's struggles of the past six weeks would have been replicated next season if he hadn't taken the decision to step down as manager this summer.

Juventus are the new frontrunners to sign Mason Greenwood but the prospect of the exiled forward still being a Manchester United player next season remains a firm and controversial possibility.
Six months after missing out on their number one head coach target managerless Sunderland now have a clear route to appoint Will Still after he left Reims.

Philippe Clement fired back at Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and told him Rangers are also up for some fun at Parkhead - as he branded his derby dug-out rival "disrespectful".

Buckie Thistle manager Graeme Stewart has unexpectedly resigned after 10 years in the job - and one of the most remarkable campaigns in the club's history.

Arsenal are ready to listen to offers to sell Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 27, this summer. (Football Insider)

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, and Jesus are said to be on the radar of several clubs in Saudi Arabia with lucrative contracts being lined up for the Arsenal duo. (Express)

Outgoing Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel is the leading contender to be the next Manchester United manager as the Premier League club look to replace Erik ten Hag. (Football Insider)

Ten Hag, meanwhile, is on the list of candidates to succeed Tuchel at Bayern in the summer. (Florian Plettenberg)

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson's future remains uncertain with the 32-year-old Englishman strongly linked with a move away from St James' Park. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund want to keep on-loan England winger Jadon Sancho, 24, next season, but a permanent move from Manchester United is currently unlikely and not affordable for the German side. (Sky Sport Germany)

Manchester United are hoping to raise £100m by selling Sancho and England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, this summer. (Give Me Sport)

United held talks with Sancho in March during his loan spell at Dortmund. (Manchester Evening News)

Stuttgart's Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, 28, has emerged as a target for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips' hopes of rejoining Leeds United this summer depend on the Elland Road side earning promotion back to the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa are close to signing Atletico Madrid defender Mario Hermoso, 28. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan are considering signing 24-year-old Canadian forward Jonathan David from Lille in the summer transfer window. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 7 May 2024 07:24, UK


Bayern Munich are dreaming of a return to the club for Pep Guardiola as they continue their search for a new head coach, according to reports.
Newcastle are rekindling interest in Crystal Palace forward Michael Olise.
The US-based wellbeing company 10X Health Systems are at the centre of Paul Pogba's failed doping test last year.
Chelsea are stepping up their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk midfield talent Georgiy Sudakov.
Sevilla are among the clubs monitoring developments with Leicester City coach Enzo Maresca.
Edin Terzic says Jadon Sancho is clearly happier now he is back at Borussia Dortmund, but he does not know if they can keep him at the club.
Ruben Amorim has announced he will remain at Sporting Lisbon next season after leading the club to Liga Portugal success.

Jerry 'The King' Lawler has reportedly been axed by the WWE after over three decades with the promotion.

Saudi Arabia may be persuaded to help build the Billiardrome to save the world championship for Sheffield beyond 2027.
Tom Curry could make a surprise return from hip surgery for Sale Sharks' Premiership run-in after undergoing anti-gravity rehabilitation at Manchester United.

Jamie Carragher and Ashley Young dissect Casemiro's involvement in Michael Olise's goal for Crystal Palace against Man Utd
The Investec Champions Cup risks disappearing from mainstream television in the UK from next season because its organisers have not agreed a renewed deal with TNT Sports.
The US PGA Championship will not come with an "asterisk" after Talor Gooch, the outspoken 2023 LIV Golf champion, received a surprise invitation to compete at Valhalla Golf Club next week.

Darwin Nunez has fuelled talk of him leaving Liverpool after he deleted every post on his Instagram of him playing for the Reds.
Substitutes at Euro 2024 could be forced to sit alongside fans after UEFA increased squad sizes for the tournament to 26 players.
Kylian Mbappe has accepted the challenge to face eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt in a 100m race - but the Frenchman does not fancy his chances of coming out on top.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher and Ashley Young have their say on the news that David Moyes will leave West Ham at the end of the season
Legendary NFL coach Bill Belichick mocked Birmingham City's relegation to League One during The Roast of Tom Brady.
Virgil van Dijk revealed there is no update on his contract situation yet but he is expecting to play a part in Liverpool 's 'transition'.
Zinedine Zidane has spoken out about his managerial future, revealing he has no plans to manage Bayern Munich in the future.

Viktor Gyokeres has refused to commit his future to Sporting amid interest from Arsenal and other top European clubs.

Emma Hayes says she spoke to Jurgen Klopp after deleting her social media accounts as she criticised "unacceptable" levels of abuse managers face.
Real Madrid will be presented with the LaLiga trophy after the game with Granada this weekend.
Vitor Roque's agent has launched a stinging attack on Xavi and Barcelona over the Brazilian's lack of game time and hinted he could look to leave the club this summer.
Jamie Carragher is scathing in his criticism of Manchester United's display in their recent 1-1 draw with Burnley

Manchester City's partner club Girona face an anxious wait for UEFA clearance to be involved in next season's Champions League.

Daniel Kelly has reportedly rejected an initial contract offer from Celtic - but he remains in talks over a new deal.
A move to Rangers is "likely to appeal" to Paddy McNair as he approaches the end of his Middlesbrough contract.
Aberdeen don't expect Jimmy Thelin's starting date to be accelerated before the end of the current Premiership season.
Ian McCall is wanted for a sensational return to Queen of the South just days after masterminding Clyde's great escape.

Steve Clarke is considering taking the uncapped 18-year-old Ben Doak to the Euros this summer.
Lawrence Shankland says he has a "duty" to himself to secure the best contract of his career.

England forward Jadon Sancho, 24, does not want to return to Manchester United at the end of his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund. (Talksport)

Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez, 24, has fuelled speculation of a summer exit from Liverpool by deleting all images of his time at Anfield from his Instagram page. (90min)

Inter Milan are willing to listen to offers for Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 28, who is keen to join Manchester United. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk's £65m-rated Ukraine midfielder Georgiy Sudakov, 21, who is also being monitored by Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool. (Mail)

Chelsea also want to sign Napoli's Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 25, who has a release clause of more than £100m. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Roma want to sign Romelu Lukaku, 30, on a permanent deal this summer and Chelsea are willing to sell the Belgium striker, who is also attracting interest from Saudi Arabia, for £38m. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 31, is another player who is on Chelsea's radar this summer, with his Spanish club keen to raise funds for a squad rebuild. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Newcastle are set to rekindle their interest in France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, who is valued at £60m by Crystal Palace. (Mail)

West Ham and Tottenham are the frontrunners to sign Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 28, this summer, with both teams planning to offer about £50m. (Football Transfers)

Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres, 25, has refused to commit his future to Sporting Lisbon amid interest from Arsenal. (Standard)

Arne Slot, who is expected to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager, could return to Feyenoord to sign Netherlands midfielder Mats Wieffer, 24, and Netherlands defender Lutsharel Geertruida, 23. (Football Insider)

Sevilla are among a number of clubs monitoring Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca after the 44-year-old led the Foxes back to the Premier League. (Mail)

Manchester United are trying to find a buyer for 32-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro this summer in an attempt to cut their wage bill. (Teamtalk)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 8 May 2024 07:40, UK

Strange how after this season United still manage to dominate the newspapers!

Manchester United
will not sack Erik ten Hag before this month's FA Cup final despite Monday night's humiliating defeat at Crystal Palace ramping up the pressure on the manager.
Paul Scholes believes Antony was questioning Ten Hag when he held three fingers up at Mason Mount following Manchester United's 4-0 defeat by Crystal Palace.
Jadon Sancho led the dressing room celebrations after Borussia Dortmund reached the Champions League final.
Lisandro Martinez has set his sights on being fit for the FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on May 25.
Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed the secret to Harry Kane's phenomenal success in Germany - an addiction to cappuccino.
Sir Dave Brailsford has been at the forefront of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Old Trafford revolution since the Ineos billionaire invested in Manchester United, but the former Great Britain cycling supremo is preparing to take a more withdrawn role.
Manchester United are sticking with Erik ten Hag for now, but mounting uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford is eroding the Dutchman's authority in the dressing room.
Erik ten Hag insists he's still the right man for the job, despite watching his Manchester United side suffer a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace
Kylian Mbappe rolled his eyes and stormed out of an interview after he was asked if he will be supporting Real Madrid when they take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the wake of PSG's Champions League exit against Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United are weighing up paying the £51.5m release clause to bring Gleison Bremer to the Premier League.
Liverpool and Juventus are the two clubs most interested in Teun Koopmeiners.
Andre Onana is making good use of his Manchester United goalkeeper's jerseys - he's turning them into hospital gowns for children.
Liverpool have tied down a potential superstar striker on his first professional contract - Keyrol Figueroa, 17, son of Maynor Figueroa.
West Ham United are targeting Corinthians teenager Wesley as part of the club's move in a different direction this summer.

Erik ten Hag is reportedly no longer in the running for the Bayern Munich job.
Jamie Carragher says Manchester United are one of the most poorly coached teams in the Premier League
The biker who had his leg broken by Manchester United hero Nicky Butt in a road accident says it cost him his job and claims the star has never said sorry.
Rapper Bugzy Malone has revealed shock talks to fight Floyd Mayweather.
Thiago Silva was spotted in tears as he attended his final awards ceremony at Chelsea.
Darwin Nunez has been spotted in Barcelona just days after emerging as a transfer target.
Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign Lloyd Kelly on a free transfer, according to reports.
Manchester United are expected to hold "concrete talks" over a potential deal for Crystal Palace star Michael Olise.

Manchester United
's army of opinionated former players are causing reservations among some of the potential candidates to succeed Erik ten Hag as manager.
Reflecting on his interview with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, Gary Neville suggests that giving the Dutchman at least another season in charge at Old Trafford is in the best interests of everyone at the club
Johannes Spors, the global sporting director of 777 Group, is among the names Newcastle United have considered in their search for Dan Ashworth's successor.
Aston Villa's do-or-die Europa Conference League semi-final second-leg tie against Olympiakos will be officiated by a referee who served a six-month ban as part of a German match-fixing scandal.
County cricket faces a new scheduling clash amid fears that more than 30 English players will miss the start of next season, and more homegrown players could become white-ball only.

Saracens will not end their policy of taking players on mid-season bonding trips despite Billy Vunipola being arrested during the team's weekend away in Mallorca.
The All England Club has given the LTA its highest surplus payment of £48.8m after posting record financial figures for Wimbledon last year.
A former Chelsea coach has been banned for life from football after he was accused of racist bullying.
Police officers visited England's players to reassure them that they will be protected from racist online abuse during this summer's European Championship, in part due to improved co-operation from social media companies.
Diego Maradona's Golden Ball trophy won for being named the best player at the 1986 World Cup is expected to be sold for millions when it is goes to auction next month.

Cole Palmer has been rewarded for a stellar debut campaign at Chelsea with an awards double.
Adam Wharton says it would be "fantastic" to be named in England's Euro 2024 squad.
Clinton Morrison hails the form of Cole Palmer and expects him to be named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's Euros but says there is still a question mark as to whether or not Jarrod Bowen will be included

Arsenal scouts have reportedly been 'very impressed' by Viktor Gyokeres and have been frequent visitors to his Sporting Lisbon matches this season.
Arsenal are reportedly among a host of English clubs keeping tabs on Rennes teenager Desire Doue.

Manchester United
's coaching staff believe there is a lack of a vocal presence in the dressing room - which has contributed to their decline this term.
Liverpool keeper coach John Achterberg is set to team up again with Anfield legend Steven Gerrard when he leaves the Merseyside club at the end of the season.
Jude Bellingham is set to lift his first league title behind closed doors after Real Madrid reportedly rejected the idea of celebrating their La Liga win when they face Granada next weekend.
Sky Sports News' Melissa Reddy explains why Erik ten Hag laughed off suggestions of an imminent summer squad clear-out at Manchester United
Sebastian Kehl believes Borussia Dortmund have already proved it was a good decision to bring Jadon Sancho back to Signal Iduna Park, but the sporting director stopped short of saying the Manchester United star would make a permanent switch this summer.
Ex-Manchester United star Paul Parker has accused Rasmus Hojlund of "behaving really childishly" - but believes it is down to the influence of his team-mates.

Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr are set to appoint Fernando Hierro as their new sporting director.
A case brought by a former Premier League consultant accusing the organisation of racial discrimination was settled out of court on Tuesday.
Steven Alzate has returned to Brighton after a second season on loan to Standard Liege.

Manchester United
's humiliating capitulation at Selhurst Park on Monday evening could spark a summer exodus as Sir Jim Ratcliffe's INEOS era starts to take shape in the summer
Jamie Carragher and Ashley Young discuss the problems at Manchester United and Erik ten Hag's chances of turning around the club's fortunes
Jose Mourinho is itching for a sensational second stint at the helm of Manchester United, insiders claim.

Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly attempting to get rid of Jeremie Frimpong's release clause - which could scupper a move to Manchester United and a Celtic payday.
The agent of Australian winger Raphael Borges Rodrigues has teased a potential move to Rangers.
Jamie Murphy admits he can't see John Lundstram staying at Rangers next season as the midfielder nears the end of his current contract.
The SPFL has reportedly lined up William Hill as the new sponsor of the league in a "record agreement".
David Watson is eyeing a dream date with Ajax as he prepares to step onto planet football's biggest stage.
Former Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has revealed he failed in a bid to bring Borussia Dortmund star Ian Maatsen to Ibrox.
Queen's Park youngster Aiden McGinlay is being tracked by English Premier League new boys Ipswich Town.

Rangers keeper Jack Butland has been spotted having heated words with a fan following Sunday's win over Kilmarnock.
Former Rangers and Dundee United star Jon Daly has been sacked by St Patrick's Athletic - just six months on from winning them a cup.
Rangers are one of a number of top teams in Europe and beyond tracking Orlando Pirates winger Relebohile Mofokeng, it's being claimed.

Manchester United will sack manager Erik ten Hag at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Departing Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel is interested in taking over at Manchester United.(Telegraph - subscription)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim and former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter are also in contention to replace Ten Hag. (inews)

England manager Gareth Southgate is one of the frontrunners for the Manchester United job. (FootMercato)

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Roma in January, would like to return to Old Trafford but Manchester United do not want to reappoint him. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City's Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, wants his future resolved by the end of Euro 2024 amid continuing links to Barcelona. He reportedly has a £50m release clause in his contract. (90min)

Crystal Palace are more open to selling England defender Marc Guehi, 23, rather than offloading French winger Michael Olise, 22, or 25-year-old England winger Eberechi Eze this summer. (Givemesport)

Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund want Rennes' 18-year-old France midfielder Desire Doue. (TBR Football)

West Ham have opened talks to sign Corinthians' 19-year-old Brazilian winger Wesley Gassova, who is a target for Liverpool. (Standard)

Chelsea are searching for a buyer for 22-year-old Albania striker Armando Broja following his loan spell at Fulham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are in talks to sign 17-year-old winger Estevao Willian from Palmeiras. (Athletic - subscription)

Chelsea have identified Everton's England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 30, as a summer target. (Football Insider)

Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign Bournemouth's 25-year-old English defender Lloyd Kelly. (Foot Mercado - in French)

Newcastle's English defender Lewis Hall, 19, is wanted by Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Givemesport)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has contacted Getafe regarding the situation of Manchester United's 22-year-old on-loan England forward Mason Greenwood. (Radio Marca via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are monitoring 28-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries after contract talks at Inter Milan stalled. (Talksport)

Tottenham will listen to offers for Wales defender Ben Davies, 31, this summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle and Inter Milan want 25-year-old Barcelona and France defender Jules Kounde, who has attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona are considering bringing Paris St-Germain manager Luis Enrique back to the club to succeed Xavi in 2025. (Sport - in Spanish


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 9 May 2024 07:59, UK


Manchester United will not pick a successor to Erik ten Hag on their trophy record alone, which boosts the chances of Gareth Southgate emerging as the favourite for the post - should the club decide to sack the Dutchman.
At least two Premier League clubs have enquired about signing Mason Greenwood but the controversial Manchester United striker is still more likely to move overseas if sold this summer.
United We Stand editor Andy Mitten believes there will be changes in the summer at Manchester United but says recruitment could prove to be difficult due to the club potentially having no European football next season
Newcastle United have whittled down their shortlist for a new sporting director to two names with Crystal Palace's Dougie Freedman competing with German Johannes Spors.
Ajax are attempting to steal a march on some of Europe's biggest clubs, including Manchester United, by pursuing their interest in Graham Potter.
Everton's proposed takeover by 777 Partners was at severe risk of collapse on Wednesday night after owner Farhad Moshiri held crisis talks with the Miami group.
Motorsport's world governing body the FIA has been hit by another high-profile departure, with chief executive Natalie Robyn leaving her role after just 18 months.
Eddie Jones says he hopes former England captain Owen Farrell rediscovers the "love of the game" when he moves to Racing 92 in France next season.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe cited email traffic statistics to Manchester United staff as the basis for a ban on working from home and told them to seek "alternative employment" if they are not willing to come to club premises.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains on the Transfer Talk podcast why June 30th has effectively become an extra deadline day for clubs this summer because of profit and sustainability rules
Chelsea are confident of winning the race to sign the Palmeiras prodigy Estêvão Willian.
Fifa must publish an independent report into its responsibilities to migrant workers in Qatar and begin the process of providing financial compensation, Amnesty International has said.
Saracens intend to continue their team-bonding social trips, with Mark McCall insisting the recent excursion to Mallorca was "really enjoyable" despite Billy Vunipola's arrest.
Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani, will face up to 33 years in jail when he pleads guilty to stealing millions of dollars from his former friend.

Emergency services raced to the aid of a Premier League footballer diagnosed with an addiction to laughing gas - amid desperate concerns for his welfare.
Thomas Tuchel has dropped a hint that he wants to return to the Premier League, amid speculation linking him with the Manchester United job.
Football writer and broadcaster Henry Winter and The Times' Martin Hardy discuss Thomas Tuchel's decision to sub Harry Kane as Bayern Munich were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final
Championship clubs have increased the amount they are permitted to lose over three years by £2.5m.
A napkin that secured Lionel Messi's boyhood move to Barcelona is now up for sale and you can enter the bidding for one of football's most important artefacts if you have a spare £300,000 to hand.
Hakim Ziyech looks set to remain with Galatasaray permanently, after a successful loan spell at the Turkish club from Chelsea.
Celtic have placed Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly - who started his career at Rangers - on a list of summer transfer targets.
Thomas Tuchel has insisted he had to take Harry Kane off against Real Madrid because he was injured.

Manchester United's training ground atmosphere has turned 'toxic' after criticism from Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Part-owner Ratcliffe sent out a memo to all staff recently citing his disappointment after a tour of the facilities.
Armando Broja could be the first Chelsea star through the exit door this summer - with Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund hoping to snap up the striker.
Unai Emery is set to gamble by recalling Emi Martinez for Aston Villa's biggest European tie in 42 years.
Aston Villa boss Unai Emery says their Europa Conference League semi-final second leg against Olympiakos is their biggest challenge of the season so far
David Beckham has begun a new $1bn legal fight to try and stamp out counterfeiters flogging fakes of his designer gear.
Nicolas Pepe will become a free agent next month with the former Arsenal player set to leave Turkish side Trabzonspor.

Martin O'Neill is reportedly on the cusp of ending a five-year exile from management by becoming the new head coach of Rapid Bucharest.
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva wants his future resolved by the end of Euro 2024 this summer.

Marco Reus in preliminary talks with MLS side St. Louis City ahead of Borussia Dortmund exit.
Manchester United stand to receive an additional windfall if Jadon Sancho wins the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United have been named the world's most valuable football club, with 20 Major League Soccer (MLS) teams in the global top 50 list.
Troyes have suspended four of their players and issued lifetime bans to nine supporters following the chaotic scenes that caused their clash against Valenciennes to be abandoned.
Andy Madley has been selected as referee for the men's FA Cup final.
Emiliano Buendia has returned to Aston Villa training for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury in August.
Ruud van Nistelrooy has spoken of his desire to return to management with the Premier League among the divisions in which he would like to coach.
Brazil's bid to stage the 2027 Women's World Cup has been rated higher than the rival joint-bid from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (BNG) in a new FIFA report evaluating the options.
US-based firm North Sixth Group has agreed to buy National League side Dagenham & Redbridge from a group of investors that included New York Yankees minority owner Peter Freund and former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to back Ange Postecoglou with signings in three priority positions this summer and could let up to seven players leave as the club look to create a squad capable of playing the manager's style of football next season.
Chelsea are likely to face an uphill battle to comply with Uefa's financial rules if they qualify for Europe next season.
Rangers will unveil a statue to legendary manager Walter Smith before the Scottish Cup final.
Thomas Tuchel slammed a late offside call in Bayern Munich's Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid, labelling the decision a "disaster" and saying that the assistant referee apologised to him afterwards.

Real Madrid broke Champions League rules by showing a replay of a controversial incident prior to a VAR decision being made by referee Szymon Marciniak in their dramatic victory over Bayern Munich.
Manchester United are reportedly considering replacing Andre Onana with Real Sociedad star Alex Remiro.

West Ham will target as many as six signings this summer as they look to give Julen Lopetegui major backing at the start of the club's new era.
Arsenal winger Amario Cozier-Duberry is yet to agree contract terms with any club and is currently considering his options, amid interest from sides around Europe.
Mauricio Pochettino wants Chelsea's extensive injury problems factored into the post-season talks that will determine his future at the club.
Queen's Park Rangers face a battle to keep hold of defender Jake Clarke-Salter this summer.

Celtic have reportedly hired former South American talent spotter Mark Cooper as they revamp the club's scouting department before the summer window.

Aston Villa are confident they can beat Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Crystal Palace's 22-year-old French winger Michael Olise. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United are expected to enter talks with Olise in the coming weeks, with Crystal Palace wanting £60m. (Sun)

Tottenham are ready to give manager Ange Postecoglou the funds to sign a striker, centre-back and midfielder this summer. (Times - subscription)

At least two Premier League clubs have enquired about signing Mason Greenwood, 22, but Manchester United's English striker, who is on loan at Getafe, is still more likely to move overseas if sold this summer. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have not offered Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 30, as part of a possible deal for Napoli's 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (90min)

Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement on personal terms with Palmeiras' 17-year-old Brazilian winger Willian Estevao. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea and Aston Villa have been put off a deal for Athletic Club and Spain winger Nico Williams, 21, because of his wage demands. (90min)

Manchester United have spoken with Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel's advisers to gauge his interest in replacing Erik ten Hag. (Talksport)

Stockport County are in talks with Aston Villa over a permanent deal for 20-year-old English forward Louie Barry, who helped them win promotion to League One this season. (Teamtalk)

Borussia Dortmund's 34-year-old former Germany attacking midfielder Marco Reus, who is out of contract in the summer, is in talks over a deal with Major League Soccer side St Louis City. (Athletic - subscription)

Denmark striker Martin Braithwaite, 32, can leave Espanyol as a free agent in July if they are promoted from the Spanish second tier. If they do not, he can leave for 600,000 euros. (Fabrizio Romano)

Galatasaray are set to sign Chelsea's 31-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech on a permanent contract after he impressed on loan this season. (Standard)

West Ham face competition from Napoli for Anderlecht's 20-year-old Belgium defender Zeno Debast. (AreaNapoli via Sport Witness)

Former Hamburg manager Tim Walter is a candidate to replace Liam Rosenior at Hull City.(Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 10 May 2024 08:03, UK


Manchester United are preparing an opening offer for highly-rated Benfica midfielder Joao Neves, according to reports.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly set to entrust three directors to make a decision on whether Manchester United will part ways with under-fire manager Erik ten Hag this summer.
United We Stand editor Andy Mitten believes there will be changes in the summer at Manchester United but says recruitment could prove to be difficult due to the club potentially having no European football next season

Sean Dyche has warned Everton could be forced to sell their best talent this summer unless the club is finally taken over.

Two millionaire Evertonian businessmen and US firm MSP Sports Capital will be targeted as potential buyers if Farhad Moshiri axes his deal with 777 Partners.
Chelsea will stick to their plan of holding an end-of-season review in the days after the club's final game against Bournemouth, which will ultimately determine the future of head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The Professional Cricketers' Association have expressed dismay that anti-doping authorities pressed ahead with drugs testing at Worcestershire this week, on the players' first day back training after the "devastating" death of Josh Baker.

Manchester United are considering a cut-price transfer swoop for Reinildo - but face a fight from Aston Villa. The Mozambique international left-back, 30, only has a year remaining on his Atletico Madrid contract.
Julen Lopetegui is already drawing up lists of potential buys this summer as he closes in on becoming the next West Ham boss. And the Spaniard is considering raiding former club Sevilla for striker Youssef En-Nesyri and defender Marcos Acuna.
Erik ten Hag wants his walking wounded to play through the pain and avoid a massacre by Arsenal.
Everton's fading hopes of rescue from potential financial disaster lie in the hands of a consortium they rejected last year.
Architects behind the £4.8bn SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles want to help redevelop St James' Park.

Manchester United chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants a fresh investigation launched into the causes of the club's chronic injury crisis this season.
Former Germany head coach Hansi Flick has 'expressed an interest' in the Manchester United job following links to the club, it has been claimed.
Todd Boehly has dropped the biggest hint yet that Mauricio Pochettino will still be at Chelsea next season after praising recent performances.
Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign 14-year-old midfielder Cavan Sullivan, with the American set to join the Premier League side once he turns 18.
Manchester United's beleaguered players fear they may not win another game this season.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains on the Transfer Talk podcast why June 30th has effectively become an extra deadline day for clubs this summer because of profit and sustainability rules

Nottingham Forest have added to their recruitment team with the appointment of current Benfica chief scout Pedro Ferreira.
Islington Council has confirmed the details for Arsenal's trophy parade should the club win the Premier League this season.
Graham Potter has declined the opportunity to become Ajax head coach, having emerged as a leading contender to take over at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

The All England Club has been forced to cede more ground in its long battle to obtain planning permission for the largest expansion in Wimbledon history by offering another four acres of parkland to the public.
Fifa is facing an unprecedented backlash against its new 32-team Club World Cup with the international players' union, Fifpro, and the World Leagues organisation - which includes the Premier League - threatening legal action if it goes ahead as planned.
The British Olympic Association is spending more than £50,000 on portable air-conditioning units for the Paris Games in response to organisers building what they claim will be a carbon-neutral athletes' village.
World Rugby plans to overhaul the red card disciplinary system and restrict any advantage enjoyed by richer nations with expensive lawyers.

Josh Dasilva is set to sign a new contract at Brentford in the coming weeks.

Rangers are in advanced talks over the signing of Panama international Jose Cordoba.

Ben Davies is set to start for Rangers in Saturday's massive Old Firm title crunch.
Celtic have confirmed that two highly-rated young players Adam Montgomery and Joey Dawson have signed new deals with the club this week.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has admitted that Aaron Hickey WON'T feature for his team again this season in a worrying update for Scotland boss Steve Clarke.

Chelsea will hold of an end-of-season review following their final league game of the season against Bournemouth, in which they will decide the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are looking at former keeper and Poland's Wojciech Szczesny, 34, as well as Brighton's English stopper Jason Steele and Ajax's German goalkeeper Diant Ramaj as they look for a replacement for 25-year-old England international Aaron Ramsdale, who is expected to leave. (Standard)

Arsenal are also considering making a move in the summer transfer window for Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 30. (Teamtalk)

The Gunners are targeting the signing of a defender, midfielder and forward as they look to strengthen the squad available to manager Mikel Arteta. (Standard)

Arsenal are prepared to sell England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, this summer if they can sign a new forward. (90min)

Graham Potter has declined the opportunity to become Ajax head coach, having emerged as a leading contender to take over the Dutch giants. (Athletic - subscription required)

Incoming West Ham boss Julen Lopetegui is considering raiding former club Sevilla for Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri, 26, and Argentina defender Marcos Acuna, 32. (Sun)

Manchester United striker Nikita Parris turned down a lucrative move to North Carolina Courage in the United States in April as the 30-year-old England international wanted to play in Saturday's Women's FA Cup final against Tottenham. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bayern Munich have been discussing appointing former Germany boss Hansi Flick as their new manager, with the 59-year-old open to returning to his former post to replace the outgoing Thomas Tuchel. (Sky Sports Germany)

Manchester City and Brazil defender Yan Couto, 21, who is on loan at Girona, is attracting interest from Bayern Leverkusen, Juventus and a number of Premier League clubs for a summer transfer. (Talksport)

Eintracht Frankfurt want 50-60m euros for 22-year-old Ecuador defender Willian Pacho, who has been linked with Liverpool. (Sky Sports Germany)

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is to pull the plug on a takeover deal with 777 Partners by the end of this week after holding new crisis talks with the group. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, US firm MSP Sports Capital, who showed interest in buying Tottenham last year, are said to be waiting in the wings with a bid for the Toffees if the 777 Partners deal collapses. (Football London)

Newcastle United have held advanced talks with Crystal Palace's Dougie Freedman and Johannes Spors, who is the global sporting director at 777 group, about their sporting director role. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are interested in signing Atletico Madrid and Mozambique left-back Reinildo, 30, but face competition from Aston Villa. (Sun)

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign 14-year-old American midfielder Cavan Sullivan, who has joined Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union, after he turns 18. (ESPN)


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

Saturday's newspapers


The futures of Ajax players such as Jordan Henderson and Steven Bergwijn have been cast into doubt as the club count the cost of missing out on Champions League qualification for the second consecutive season.
777 Partners' eight-month attempt to buy Everton appears to be effectively over after the Miami-based investment firm called in restructuring experts in attempt to save the crisis-hit business.
Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Gary O'Neil says he is still to meet with chairman Jeff Shi to discuss his plans for the summer transfer window but does not expect owners Fosun to inject fresh money for players.
Marco Silva is interested in appointing Casa Pia manager Goncalo Santos as his new assistant coach, but no decision has been taken yet.

Everton are on the brink of administration and a fresh nine-point deduction as The Toffees face fire-sale of their top stars.
Everton manager Sean Dyche discusses the club's potential takeover by 777 Partners

The owner of a leading Dutch football club has funded it with loans from Roman Abramovich, leaked documents suggest, fuelling questions about the continued influence the Russian oligarch, under sanctions from the EU and UK, still has on football.

Manchester City have grown the grass at their training ground in anticipation of a 'high and dry' surface at Fulham this weekend.

Arne Slot is set to move into Jurgen Klopp's £4million house when he takes over as Liverpool manager.
After 100 games in charge could Arne Slot looks to swap Feyenoord for Liverpool. Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill has been in the Netherlands discovering what makes him tick
Germany have been dealt a major blow ahead of Euro 2024 with attacking duo Serge Gnabry and Timo Werner set to miss the home tournament through injury.

Rangers have banked a seven figure fee after Malik Tillman left Bayern Munich for PSV permanently.

The future of 33-year-old England midfielder Jordan Henderson at Ajax has been cast into doubt after the Dutch side failed to qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Reports linking 26-year-old Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes with a move to Paris St-Germain this summer are incorrect and the French side are not interested in signing the Brazilian. (Mail)

Dutch manager Arne Slot is set to move into Jurgen Klopp's current house in Formby when he succeeds the German as Liverpool boss. The house is owned by the club. (Mirror)

Liverpool could hand Slot an early boost at the start of his Anfield career with the signing of 24-year-old Algeria forward Mohamed Amoura from Union Saint-Giloise. (Teamtalk)

Bayern Munich have opened talks with former their head coach Hansi Flick over a return to management to replace Thomas Tuchel. (Sky Germany)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, will be the highest paid player at Real Madrid if he signs for the club following his exit from Paris St-Germain. (RMCsport)

Mbappe's departure will save PSG 220m euros (£189m) despite the striker leaving on a free transfer. (Sky Sports)

Inter Miami, St Louis City and Al-Nassr are interested in Borussia Dortmund's Germany forward Marco Reus, with the 34-year-old set to leave the club at the end of the season. (Sky Sports Germany)

Juventus are monitoring a number of striking options this summer, including Manchester United's 22-year-old England forward Mason Greenwood who is on loan at Getafe, Bologna's 22-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee, and Atletico Madrid's 31-year-old Spain forward Alvaro Morata. (Gazzetta - in Italian)

Fiorentina's Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat is not expected to stay at Manchester United when his loan ends this summer, with AC Milan a potential destination for the 27-year-old. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Talks over a new deal between Barcelona and their 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Marc Casado have been progressing since April. (Fabrizio Romano)

However, Barcelona face opposition from Arsenal and Juventus for a deal with Real Sociedad for 25-year-old Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 26, says his Arsenal career is likely to be over after spending this season on loan with Real Sociedad. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are in pole position to sign Brentford's England forward Ivan Toney, with a £50m bid likely to be enough to complete a deal for the 28-year-old. (Football Insider)


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


Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for at least seven players this summer - while three separate exits are already set in stone. Bids will be considered for Aaron Ramsdale, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Reiss Nelson as Mikel Arteta strives to improve the depth of his squad.
Erik ten Hag is still 'crazy' about Frenkie de Jong and wants to finally bring him to Manchester United this summer.
Steve McClaren is set to escape the Manchester United cull that is expected to claim Erik ten Hag and the rest of his backroom staff at the end of the season.
Gary Neville believes Erik ten Hag must be given one more season to prove himself at Manchester United with the luck of an injury free campaign
Manchester City are looking at an alternative loan plan for teenage Argentine sensation Claudio Echeverri following Girona's shock qualification for next season's Champions League.

Saudi league leaders Al Hilal will move to land Tottenham forward Richarlison this summer.
Luton fans clashed with stewards as their side's hopes of Premier League suffered a major blow in defeat to West Ham.
Harry Kane is suffering from back problems as Euro 2024 approaches, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.

James Anderson will retire from international duty after the first Test of the summer at Lord's - but looks set to stay on with the team as a bowling consultant.
Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton have their say on the news James Anderson is to retire from international cricket after the Test against West Indies in July

Newcastle United scouts have been back in the stands at Stamford Bridge amid interest in Chelsea's Conor Gallagher with Newcastle keeping their options open in terms of midfielders.

Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal are confident of signing Tottenham and Brazil striker Richarlison this summer, with Spurs open to offers for the 27-year-old. (Mail)

Tottenham could replace Richarlison with Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze, 25, but they face competition from Manchester City for the England winger. (Football Insider)

Napoli are targeting Tottenham and Romania defender Radu Dragusin, who only moved to England in January, but Spurs want £40m for the 22-year-old. (Sun)

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are resigned to losing out on England striker Mason Greenwood, 22, with Manchester United setting a £51.7m asking price for the forward. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United will revive a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 26, having failed to sign the Netherlands international in 2022. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish).

Assistant manager Steve McClaren could remain at Manchester United next season - even if boss Erik ten Hag and other members of his backroom staff are sacked. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich are lining up a £60m move for Crystal Palace's 20-year-old English midfielder, Adam Wharton. (Sun)

Arsenal's hopes of signing Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi have been dented after Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil said the 25-year-old would not be sold this summer. (Metro)

Barcelona's 27-year-old Brazil winger Raphinha is open to leaving this summer but only if an offer comes in from a Premier League club. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The Catalans are likely to cool their interest in Manchester City's 29-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva in favour of signing PSG's Netherlands midfielder Xavi Simons, 21, who is on loan at RB Leipzig.(Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal have put seven first-team players up for sale, including three England internationals - goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, forward Eddie Nketiah, 24, and midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23. (Mirror)

Germany midfielder Pascal Gross, 32, could leave Brighton to join Eintracht Frankfurt this summer. (Florian Plettenberg)

Everton are interested in signing Leicester City and Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho, 27. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich have shown an interest in appointing Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner as Thomas Tuchel's replacement, but the Austrian, 49, wants to stay at Selhurst Park. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid will wait until after the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on 1 June to announce the signing of PSG and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25 (Athletic - subscription)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 13 May 2024 08:09, UK


Liverpool are interested in signing Newcastle winger Anthony Gordon.

Donny Van De Beek's agent claims Manchester United are blocking a move to another Premier League club.
Premier League clubs are poised to battle it out for former Leeds winger Raphinha.
Sheffield United are planning an ambitious bid for Sunderland keeper Anthony Patterson.
Oleksandr Usyk has revealed he could vacate all the heavyweight titles if he defeats Tyson Fury in their historic unification fight.
Italian side Napoli want to sign Spurs' forgotten centre-half Radu Dragusin.
Fulham are looking at former Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu as a potential replacement for Tosin Adarabioyo.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has met with Labour leader Keir Starmer to discuss Manchester United's plans for a potential new stadium and regeneration of the wider Trafford Park area.
Exeter's Greg Fisilau put himself in the frame for England's tour of New Zealand after outshining Harlequins' England duo Chandler Cunningham-South and Alex Dombrandt.

Newcastle are now clear favourites to land free agent Tosin Adarabioyo this summer.
Real Madrid are reportedly aiming to make Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz their marquee signing for the 2025-26 season.
The YouTube prankster who gatecrashed the stage at the BAFTAs with the Oppenheimer cast has managed to find his way onto the Manchester United team bus.
Misfits Boxing's event in London descended into chaos on Saturday after a mass brawl broke out in the crowd - with security guards forced to step in.
The away dressing room at Old Trafford was flooded after heavy rain struck Manchester on Sunday evening.

A concerned Novak Djokovic says he will undergo extra medical tests in relation to being struck by a water bottle after crashing out in the third round of the Italian Open.

Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for at least seven players this summer - while three separate exits are already set in stone.
Arsenal target Alexander Isak held talks with Newcastle's Saudi chairman Yasir Al Rumayyan on Saturday.
Millwall have agreed a deal with Tottenham for defender Japhet Tanganga.
Liverpool star Luis Diaz has played down suggestions of a summer exit by insisting "great years are coming" for the Reds.
The Old Trafford waterfall was on show again as the heavens opened after Manchester United's match against Arsenal

Manchester United have cancelled the club's traditional end-of-season awards dinner as the club's on-field form nosedived towards the end of the campaign, with the club saying they do not want to provide any distractions ahead of the upcoming FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Tottenham Hotspur have been given a new opportunity to sign their transfer target, Vitor Roque, who has a staggering £430m release clause.

Steven Gerrard has opened up on his summer transfer plans with Rangers duo James Tavernier and Connor Goldson being tipped with a move to the Saudi Pro League.

Hibs fans staged a sit-in protest after their side's 4-0 thrashing at home to Aberdeen.

Liverpool are interested in Newcastle United's 23-year-old England winger Anthony Gordon, who began his career at Merseyside rivals Everton. (Star)

Any deal for Gordon could end Arsenal's hopes of signing Newcastle's 24-year-old Sweden striker Alexander Isak this summer. (Express)

Colombia forward Luis Diaz, 27, has played down links with a move to Paris St-Germain, saying "great years are coming" at Liverpool. (Mirror)

Sheffield United are set to bid about £8m for Sunderland's 23-year-old English goalkeeper Anthony Patterson. (Sun)

Manchester City are interested in Everton's 16-year-old academy goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks and could pay up to £10m for the England Under-17 international. (Sun)

Newcastle are favourites to sign 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer when his Fulham contract expires this summer. (Mail)

Crystal Palace will not let Austrian manager Oliver Glasner, 49, leave in the summer, despite reports linking him with the head coach role at Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is still a candidate being considered by Bayern Munich to replace outgoing manager Thomas Tuchel. (Sport Bild)

Luka Modric's future will be clearer "next week", says his agent, with the 38-year-old Croatia midfielder's contract at Real Madrid set to end this summer. (Goal)

Eintracht Frankfurt will not trigger the 13m euros (£11.2m) buy option for Manchester United's on-loan Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 27. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton, Brighton, Inter Milan and Wolfsburg are considering a move for AZ Alkmaar's 23-year-old Japan full-back Yukinari Sugawara. (Florian Plettenberg)

Millwall have agreed a deal to sign on-loan English defender Japhet Tanganga, 26, on a permanent transfer from Tottenham. (Mirror)

Everton boss Sean Dyche is hopeful of exploring a deal to turn 27-year-old English winger Jack Harrison's loan from Leeds into a permanent transfer (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are planning a summer move for Sevilla's 26-year-old Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri. (Football Insider)

Fiorentina are interested in Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, who is set to return to Galatasaray when the 24-year-old's loan deal at Aston Villa comes to an end. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona boss Xavi has raised uncertainty about Spain forward Ansu Fati's future at the club, with the 21-year-old set to return following his loan stint at Brighton. (Goal)


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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 14 May 2024 07:43, UK


Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is emerging as a summer option for Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic as well as Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Bayern Munich still hope to bring in Roberto De Zerbi despite the manager claiming he would like to stay at Brighton, according to reports.
Fabio Capello claims Roberto de Zerbi is a "third tier" manager and says he is only linked with big jobs "because Pep Guardiola sponsors him".

Bruno Fernandes is ready to move on from Manchester United after more than four years at the club with the FA Cup final being his swansong.
Sergio Ramos is in advanced talks over a deal to join San Diego FC, who are set for their debut season in MLS next year.
Joao Cancelo showed no love for his de facto Manchester City replacement Josko Gvardiol during a blind-ranking challenge.

Saudi Pro League clubs are pushing to sign the Manchester United midfielder Casemiro when the transfer window opens next month.
Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney and Paul Merson reflect on Arsenal's winning goal and how Manchester United's Casemiro played a huge part by playing Kai Havertz onside
Chelsea's sporting directors, Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, are not facing doubts over their positions as the club prepare for next week's end-of-season review.
Gloucester have defended head coach George Skivington after the club's record 90-0 defeat by Northampton Saints, adding that his future is not up for discussion.
Jimmy Dunne, a key ally of Rory McIlroy and broker of the deal with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, has quit his role on the PGA Tour board claiming that player power had made his position "utterly superfluous".

The Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish, is attempting to persuade Dougie Freedman to reject an offer from Newcastle to become their sporting director after the former Scotland striker held talks about replacing Dan Ashworth.
New York City FC manager Nick Cushing has denied the allegation that he punched a Toronto FC player in March.

The floundering takeover bid of Everton by 777 Partners has suffered another blow after it emerged that the company's co-founder is under pressure to resign.
Manchester City are interested in signing Vivianne Miedema, the Women's Super League's all-time top goalscorer, after Arsenal announced that she will leave.

Kylian Mbappe and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi were reportedly involved in a furious bust-up before their game with Toulouse, Mbappe's first since confirmation he is leaving the club this summer.
Emmanuel Petit has urged Arsenal to make a move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho this summer when he returns from a successful loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.

Reports in Portugal claim Benfica are desperate to hold on to midfielder Joao Neves this summer despite significant interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Marks and Spencer are facing the furious wrath of the Tartan Army - after plugging England bags in one of their most famous Scottish stores.
Celtic hero Henrik Larsson became overwhelmed with emotion as thousands of fans spontaneously sang his name in unison as he walked on stage to pick up an award.
Rangers target Jose Cordoba was left out of Levski Sofia's squad for their latest match as he appears to edge closer to confirming a £3m move to Ibrox.

Craig Sibbald has given Dundee United a major boost by agreeing a new deal for their Premiership return.
Bologna are considering another raid on Aberdeen as they are interested in signing midfielder Connor Barron from the club they took Lewis Ferguson from two seasons ago.

Saudi Pro League clubs are interested in signing Manchester United's Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 32, and 29-year-old Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are set to lose promising defender Reuell Walters, 19, after the England U20s international rejected the offer of a fresh contract to pursue opportunities elsewhere. (Athletic - subscription required)

Real Madrid are still interested in signing versatile England international Trent Alexander-Arnold, 25, from Liverpool with the defender-come-midfielder's contract situation at Anfield up in the air. (Fabrizio Romano, via Football365)

Reports of a major fallout between France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25, and Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi before the Ligue 1 match with Toulouse have been dismissed by sources at the French champions. (Marca - in Spanish)

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso hopes to manage all three of his former clubs Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich but is not certain in which order. (Abendzeitung - in German)

Bayern Munich's interest in Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner cooled after the Bundesliga club were told it would cost them £86m in compensation to prise him from Selhurst Park. (Bild - in German - subscription required)

Napoli have reopened talks with Antonio Conte about becoming their manager after the Italian lowered his wage demands, with AC Milan also keen to speak to the former Chelsea and Tottenham boss. (Il Mattino - in Italian - subscription required)

Sevilla and former Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 38, is in advanced talks with San Diego FC over a move to Major League Soccer (MLS). (Athletic - subscription required)

Former England, Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 43, is being targeted by several Championship clubs to take over as manager. (Mirror)

Donny van de Beek's agent has claimed that the 27-year-old Dutch midfielder will not be part of Manchester United's long-term future. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are looking to sign a forward, left-back and central defender in the summer with the club's sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart set to be entrusted with their transfer business again. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Ex-Manchester United winger Nani, 37, is on the lookout for a new club after the Portuguese's contract at Turkish club Adana Demirspor was terminated. (Mirror)

A number of Manchester United players are unconvinced by Rasmus Hojlund's ability to find the net so have been reluctant to pass to the 21-year-old Denmark striker during matches. (ESPN, via Manchester Evening News)

Sevilla's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, 38, is in advanced talks over a transfer to Major League Soccer expansion side San Diego FC. (Athletic - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 15 May 2024 08:16, UK


Arsenal have made contact with Bruno Guimaraes' camp over a stunning transfer for the Newcastle star, according to reports.
Gareth Southgate has already handed over his first Euro 2024 squad to UEFA, but the names will remain a closely guarded secret.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to become the next Manchester United player to announce his departure from the club.
Harry Kane was warned to tell his England players to avoid surrounding referees at Euro 2024 during a UEFA workshop earlier this week.
UEFA have cleared Girona to join sister club Manchester City in the Champions League as long as City Football Group reduces its stake to below 30 per cent from the current 47.
Aaron Cresswell is set to sign a new one-year deal with West Ham with potential new Hammers boss Julen Lopetegui having previously tried to sign him for Wolves.
England manager Gareth Southgate believes Euro 2024 will be a tight tournament because every team has players that can win football matches

Thomas Frank is a strong contender for the Manchester United job should they change manager following the club's struggles under Erik ten Hag.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has unexpectedly agreed to extend his sale and purchase agreement with crisis-engulfed 777 Partners.
Enzo Maresca is planning for the Premier League with Leicester City after assuring senior officials of his commitment to the club.
Winter dates in the middle of the European season have been proposed for the new Women's Club World Cup competition which FIFA aims to launch from 2026.

Human rights campaigners have suggested Newcastle City Council could be complicit in sportswashing after its executives lobbied officials at the Saudi Arabian-controlled Newcastle United, attempting to secure investments and funding.
Emma Raducanu will likely have to drop down to play in the French Open qualifying draw next week if she wants to compete in the tournament after she was declined a main draw wildcard to the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, which begins on May 26.

Sir Dave Brailsford is at the heart of executing Manchester United's summer transfer plans amid the delayed arrival of two key executives.
Manchester United are prepared to offer £55m for Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.
Chelsea are among the top clubs watching teenager Sol Sidibe after an eye-catching breakthrough year at Stoke City.
Police are on alert over the prospect of Manchester United and Leeds United fans descending on Wembley inside 24 hours of one another should the Whites reach the Championship playoff final.
Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders, who is scheduled to follow Jurgen Klopp out of Anfield next week, is being lined up to take over as Red Bull Salzburg manager.

Bruno Fernandes has reportedly held a 'long meeting' with Manchester United chiefs to discuss his future after being linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag stubbornly dismissed further questions linking Bruno Fernandes with a summer exit and stressed what a big player he is for Manchester United
Taiwo Awoniyi has left a question mark over his Nottingham Forest future, only saying he was at the club "for now" during an interview.

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke will be offered an end-of-season meeting with referees' union PGMOL to discuss his grievances over 12 alleged letters of apology for officiating mistakes.

Brendan Rodgers insists planning is well under way to make Celtic a more formidable force after admitting the squad is not as strong as he wanted this season - but revealed he is not losing sleep over the prospect of losing Matt O'Riley.
Jimmy Thelin can lead Aberdeen to third place next season - but he will have Peter Leven to thank in part after steadying the Pittodrie ship, according to Willie Miller.
Norwich boss David Wagner says he does not regret sending Adam Idah out on loan to Celtic for the second half of the season despite now finding himself with striker concerns during the Championship play-offs.

A Hibs fan group has called the club's appointment of Malky Mackay to the role of sporting director a disgrace.

Bayern Munich are looking at a move for Manchester United's 29-year-old Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes this summer. (Independent)

Several leading Bayern Munich players, including England striker Harry Kane, 30, want manager Thomas Tuchel to perform a U-turn on his decision to leave at the end of the season. (Abendzeitung - in German)

Manchester United are prepared to offer £55m for Everton's 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite. (Mail)

Manchester United will listen to offers for 28-year-old English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. (Sun)

Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong, 23, is leaning towards leaving Beyer Leverkusen in the summer. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are keen to take advantage of a £35m release clause in his contract. (Bild - in German - subscription)

Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with Newcastle United's Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, over a summer move. (Caughtoffside)

Chelsea will accept an offer in the region of £35m for 31-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. (Football Insider)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is a strong contender for the Manchester United job should they sack Erik ten Hag. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United have contacted Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna, who has worked as a coach at Old Trafford. (Star)

Napoli have offered former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte £5.6m a year to become their next coach, but AC Milan have cooled their interest. (Sport Italia via Football Italia)

AC Milan want Tottenham's 25-year-old Brazil defender Emerson Royal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are aiming to beat Newcastle United to the signing of Fulham's 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo. (Talksport)

Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Nice and France midfielder Khephren Thuram, 23, for £13m this summer. (Mirror)

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot is planning to make assistant manager Sipke Hulshoff the first appointment to his backroom staff at Liverpool when he succeeds Jurgen Klopp. (ESPN)

Wolves are expected to offer manager Gary O'Neil a new three-year contract. (i - subscription)

Juventus want to part ways with manager Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season. (Rudy Galetti)

Aston Villa are keen to sign 21-year-old Spanish midfielder Gabri Veiga from Al-Ahli after he indicated he wants to return to Europe in the summer. (Givemesport)


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


Manchester United have reportedly made contact with representatives of Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna, following his success helping the Suffolk side seal back-to-back promotions to the Championship and Premier League.
Rio Ferdinand has taken aim at Manchester United's recruitment policy over the last decade, claiming there are only three players that have arrived and "played to a level you'd expect" from them.
Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to see Bruno Fernandes leave Manchester United and join him in Saudi Arabia at Al-Nassr at the end of the season, according to reports.

Thomas Tuchel is hoping for an offer from Manchester United should Erik ten Hag leave Old Trafford, although Bayern Munich are attempting to talk him into remaining as their head coach.
Tottenham Hotspur are confident that Ange Postecoglou is not unhappy at the club and that his angry post-match press conference following the Manchester City defeat was not sparked by deep-seated issues.
Arsenal are the favourites to sign RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko.
West Ham United will receive an add-on payment of £1m for the sale of Declan Rice after Arsenal qualified for the Champions League this season.
Chelsea will land a £5m bonus from Eden Hazard's deal to Real Madrid after the Spaniards reached the Champions League final - despite the player's retirement from football seven months ago.
Rowling has been admonished by a Premier League referee for calling a transgender football manager, and former match official, a "straight, white, middle-aged bloke".
Mike Tindall, the former England captain, has backed potential investment into rugby from Saudi Arabia, emphasising that the efforts of the players on the field are currently not being backed up by the finances off it.
Tyson Fury is expected to come in at his lowest weight in nine years after espousing lean muscle mass in his undisputed heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night.

City Football Group (CFG) and UEFA are in dialogue over a solution which will allow Manchester City and Girona to both compete in the Champions League next season.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was involved in an angry confrontation with a fan before Manchester United's clash with Newcastle.
Rashford has taken delivery of a brand new £700,000 Rolls Royce Wraith - a direct replacement for the motor he smashed up in a crash with a gran.

Mohamed Salah and Alisson among Saudi Pro League's top transfer targets
A former warehouse assistant for the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia pleaded guilty on Wednesday to transporting millions of dollars worth of stolen Masters tournament memorabilia and historic items, including one of Arnold Palmer's green jackets.
Nepal's record wicket-taker, Sandeep Lamichhane, could feature at next month's T20 World Cup after his rape conviction was overturned by an appeal court.

Todd Boehly has said that Chelsea need stability to be successful, appearing to endorse the idea of keeping Mauricio Pochettino beyond the end of the season.
Fifa permitted a member of its ruling council to join a summit via video link despite him being in prison accused of embezzlement.
British athletes suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs will be forced to surrender texts, WhatsApp messages and emails in a move by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) to strengthen its investigative powers.

Xavi Hernandez has dismissed reports that Ronaldo Araujo could leave Barcelona this summer.
Napoli have identified Crystal Palace striker Jean-Philippe Mateta has a possible replacement for Victor Osimhen this summer, according to L'Equipe.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is in no rush to leave Napoli - and won't try to force through a transfer this summer, according to his agent.
Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons could be set to return to Barcelona on loan this summer.
RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko has hinted that he would be open to a move to the Premier League in the future.
Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel has shot down suggestions that Jurgen Klopp will make a quickfire return to the dugout after his Liverpool exit.
Manchester United have been warned that Thomas Tuchel would prefer to return to Chelsea as opposed to move to Old Trafford.

Rapid Bucharest have offered Neil Lennon a £1m-plus-a-year deal in a bid to return to management.
Cruz Azul have had a concrete bid for former Celtic star Giorgos Giakoumakis booted out by Atlanta United, according to a report.


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Manchester United want to sign England striker Ollie Watkins from Aston Villa as the 28-year-old fits the profile of player they are looking to recruit. (Talksport)

Arsenal are considering a £60m bid for RB Leipzig's 20-year-old Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool's 31-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, 31, are among the top targets for Saudi Pro League clubs this summer. (Guardian)

Erik ten Hag's chances of remaining Manchester United manager are rated at 50-50, with the 54-year-old Dutchman's future to be decided after the FA Cup final on 25 May. (Guardian)

Thomas Tuchel, who is on Manchester United's shortlist of potential replacements for Ten Hag, is in talks to stay at Bayern Munich, having been set to leave at the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Crystal Palace's 26-year-old French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta. (Sun)

Chelsea have prepared a fresh bid for Palmeiras winger Willian Estevao after agreeing terms with the 17-year-old Brazil youth international last week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Despite qualifying for the Champions League Aston Villa will have to sell at least one player for a significant fee this summer to comply with Premier League Profit and Sustainability Rules. (Sun)

Former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is a target for Saudi Arabian side Al-Qadsiah. (Mail)

Chelsea will earn a £5m bonus under the terms of Eden Hazard's 2019 transfer to Real Madrid after the Spanish side reached the Champions League final - despite the 33-year-old former Belgium forward retiring seven months ago. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are interested in signing 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite and Belgian midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, from Everton. (Manchester Evening News)

Scotland striker Che Adams, 27, is in talks with Wolves over a free transfer when his Southampton contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Transfers)

AC Milan and Sevilla are considering a move for Wolves' 21-year-old Portuguese forward Fabio Silva. (Caught Offside)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Sunderland's 18-year-old England Under-19 midfielder Jobe Bellingham. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 17 May 2024 07:40, UK


Thomas Tuchel wants Bayern Munich to try and sign Bruno Fernandes from Manchester United if he is going to perform a U-turn and commit his future to the German club.
Cole Palmer has backed Mauricio Pochettino to stay as Chelsea manager next season.
Ange Postecoglou's prickly attitude after Tottenham's defeat to Manchester City tracks back to staff members joking they should play a youth team against the reigning champions.

Arsenal are in pole position to sign RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko, according to reports.
Aston Villa are set to sell at least one star name this summer despite bagging a £50m Champions League payday.
PSG are eyeing Jean-Philippe Mateta - as Crystal Palace brace themselves for losing up to four key players this summer.
Harry Maguire wants to scrap VAR for penalties and red cards - and only keep it for offsides.
Liam Rosenior has turned down the chance to make an immediate return to management with Plymouth, according to reports.
Premier League clubs will be blocked from taking competitive games abroad by the new Football Regulator.

Wolves have warned that the Premier League could be "irrevocably damaged" if clubs do not ditch VAR, urging rivals to listen to their fans.
Premier League referees will make on-field VAR announcements next season that will be broadcast over stadium public address systems, under new plans by Craig Pawson to make the process more transparent to match-going fans.
West Ham striker Michail Antonio has revealed he is having therapy after falling out of love with football.
Exeter Chiefs left supporters panicking over the future of England centre Henry Slade after posting an ambiguous video that was branded "pathetic" on the club's social media regarding his contract extension.

Luke Shaw is a doubt to make England's European Championships squad after Erik ten Hag revealed the left-back is still struggling with a muscle problem.
Newcastle United will be based at the state-of-the-art Adidas headquarters in Germany this summer.
Professional Fighters League (PFL) founder Donn Davis, believes an agreement could be reached for Francis Ngannou to one day fight Jon Jones and says the bout could take place in Saudi Arabia.
A number of top-flight clubs want the Premier League to widen their referees pool to allow Europe's elite officials to take charge of matches.
Xavi's Barcelona future has been plunged into fresh chaos after the Catalan manager angered board members with his recent comments about the club's economic situation, according to reports.

Mauricio Pochettino has the support of key figures at Chelsea before an end-of-season review that will determine his future.
Lando Norris returns to racing after his first Formula 1 win confident he and his McLaren team are in a position to begin a challenge for the world title against Max Verstappen.

Kieran Trippier has criticised Newcastle United's decision to go to Australia three days after the Premier League season ends to play two friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and the A-League All Stars, calling the timing "not ideal".

Uncertainty reigns at Manchester United with captain Bruno Fernandes reportedly among a host of first-team players 'disgruntled' by the approach of INEOS.
Former Premier League star Hatem Ben Arfa is excelling in the burgeoning sport of padel after seemingly hanging up his boots.

Brazil striker Endrick sustained a minor thigh injury after being forced off on a stretcher while playing for Palmeiras on Wednesday night.
Chelsea are set to sign 19-year-old Barcelona midfielder Julia Bartel.
Spain's former men's national team director Albert Luque and their former marketing director Ruben Rivera have been sacked as part of the fallout from former president Luis Rubiales' kiss on Jennifer Hermoso.

Napoli are interested in England forward Mason Greenwood, who is on loan at Getafe from Manchester United, but may face competition from Juventus if they want to sign the 22-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid are also keen on signing Greenwood. (Star)

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel wants the club to give assurances that they will bring in a defensive midfielder and a playmaker in the summer before he commits to changing his mind and staying with the Bundesliga side beyond the end of the season, with Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, 29, a target. (Independent)

United are interested in signing 18-year-old French defender Leny Yoro from Lille. (Give Me Sport)

Chelsea, along with French club Paris St-Germain, see the signing of Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, as a priority this summer. (Caught Offside)

Real Madrid have cooled their interest in 23-year-old Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, whose contract with Bayern Munich runs out in summer 2025. (COPE - in Spanish)

Napoli are looking at 20-year-old Atletico Madrid forward Samu Omorodion, who has been on loan at Alaves this season, as a possible replacement for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25. (Sky Sports Italy)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has the support of prominent figures at the club prior to an end-of-season review that will determine his future at Stamford Bridge. (Guardian)

Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher is not interested in moving to Newcastle United, who are long-standing admirers of the 24-year-old, this summer. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid are set to offer Espanyol 1.5m euros (£1.29m) to keep 34-year-old Spanish striker Joselu on loan before deciding whether to sign him permanently over the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Aston Villa's 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Al-Duhail SC in Qatar, could rejoin his former team Vasco da Gama in a loan deal with an obligation to buy for £5m. (TNT Sports Brazil, via Mail)

Juventus are considering whether to sack manager Massimiliano Allegri, despite lifting their first major trophy in three years with victory in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Juve have offered Bologna's Thiago Motta a three-year deal to replace Allegri as their new manager. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sheffield United are planning a move for Nottingham Forest's English defender Joe Worrall, 27. (Team Talk)

Sunderland will demand a fee of £12m for midfielder English Jobe Bellingham, 18, who is of interest to brother Jude's former club Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)


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

Saturday's newspapers

Manchester United could be forced to hand Bruno Fernandes a bumper new deal to keep him at Old Trafford

Chelsea have increased the price of general admission season tickets for the first time in 13 years - the first hike of the Clearlake Capital-Todd Boehly regime.

Newcastle United are pushing ahead with a deal to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in the first move of what promises to be a busy summer of ins and outs at St James' Park.

Michael Carrick is expected to sign a new deal at Middlesbrough and commit his future to the club after interest from the Premier League.

Declan Rice has claimed that it's England's 'time' to win a major trophy ahead of next month's European Championships.

Ruben Amorim's move to Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon reportedly fell through due to a dispute over his release clause.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny currently the club's longest serving player, has announced his Gunners exit.

Vincent Kompany claims Burnley will announce the future of their out-of-contract players next week.

Harry Kane has given England a massive Euro 2024 scare as he is currently injured with a back problem.

Sofyan Amrabat is set to remain in the Premier League next season - with or without Manchester United with Crystal Palace and Fulham both having watched the midfielder.

Anthony Joshua will leap in and fight Saturday night's undisputed winner - if Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk's opener is a one-sided show.

Barcelona look set to sack their head coach Xavi less than a month after he decided to stay at the club, having been poised to quit at the end of the season.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has assured fans that he will sit down for talks with the club over his future "when the time is right".

Rangers are eyeing a summer move for Ferencvaros winger Adama Traore.

Philippe Clement admitted he's got a bigger job on his hands at Ibrox than he first thought.

Newcastle United are willing to pay £15m for Arsenal's 26-year-old England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace and Fulham have sent scouts to watch Fiorentina's 27-year-old Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who is on loan at Manchester United. (Sun)

Manchester United may have to give captain and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, a pay rise from his current £230,000-a-week contract if they want to keep him. (Star)

Manchester United will turn down any offers for Fernandes this summer. (Caught Offside)

Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to appoint long-term target Massimiliano Allegri after he was sacked as Juventus manager.(Express)

Bayern Munich's top candidate to replace Thomas Tuchel as manager this summer is Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United are willing to pay £55m for 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, but Everton want £80m. (Givemesport)

AC Milan are optimistic of signing Bologna's 22-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee but face competition from Arsenal.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

Everton will continue negotiating with Leeds United to keep English midfielder Jack Harrison, 27, next season. (Yorkshire Post)

Wolves are poised to sign Southampton and Scotland forward Che Adams, 27, on a free transfer despite interest from Everton and Leeds United.(Teamtalk)

Celtic hope Champions League football will be enough to tempt QPR's 26-year-old English defender Jake Clarke-Salter to join. Crystal Palace, Burnley and Bournemouth are likely to be able to offer higher wages. (Football Insider)

English goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 34, has had his contract discussions put on hold by Southampton amid reported interest from Celtic.(Football Scotland)

Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick is expected to sign a new contract despite interest from Premier League clubs. (Telegraph)

Lens manager Franck Haise is interested in departing Manchester United defender Raphael Varane, but they may not be able to afford his wages. The 31-year-old former France international began his career at Lens. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with 38-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric to extend his contract by a year on reduced wages. (Onda Madrid via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

AC Milan have made contact with Lille manager Paulo Fonseca, who wants to replace Stefano Pioli at San Siro. (Fabrizio Romano)


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


Chelsea have identified Ipswich's Kieran McKenna as one of the leading candidates to take over from Mauricio Pochettino, whose future is up in the air before his end-of-season review with the club's hierarchy.
Chelsea are set to complete the signing of the Palmeiras prodigy Estêvão Willian for a fee in the region of €60m (£51.4m).
Xavi Hernández insists "nothing has changed" and that he still has the "same enthusiasm and ambition" amid reports that Barcelona have decided to sack him.

Aston Villa are among the clubs to have shown an interest in Conor Gallagher as he prepares for what could be his Chelsea farewell.

Everton are bracing themselves for opening offers for Jarrad Branthwaite over the coming days with Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all having expressed interest in the England hopeful.
Gary O'Neil has hinted at a transfer fire-sale at Wolves as he warned that the club are not 'blessed with money to spend'.
Thiago Alcantara is looking to continue competing at the highest level in Europe after leaving Liverpool.
Emma Raducanu has hit out at the gender pay gap in tennis and claimed female stars are underappreciated.
The lawyer representing Scottie Scheffler says his client is ready to go to trial after a Friday morning arrest outside the Valhalla Golf Club, the host of the PGA Championship.

Pep Guardiola speaks ahead of the final day of the Premier League season with Manchester City on the brink of lifting the trophy again.
Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen believes Marcus Rashford would benefit from a change in manager after struggling under Erik ten Hag this season.
Bayern Munich director Max Eberl has denied that Roberto De Zerbi will become their new manager.
Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona winger Raphinha in the summer transfer window.
Assistant Liverpool boss Pep Lijnders believes working under Jurgen Klopp has prepared him perfectly for another crack at management.

Marc Skinner discusses his desire to keep Mary Earps at Manchester United despite her being out of contract and Izzy Christiansen explains why she is such an important asset to the side.
The napkin that Lionel Messi signed to promise he would join Barcelona has been sold at auction.
Jurgen Klopp has joined Instagram and included a nod to his first Liverpool press conference on his profile.
Premier League football clubs are set to receive a cash windfall of £103m thanks to the Championship promotion battle.
Former England striker James Beattie has landed a shock new job as director of football at seventh-tier non-League side AFC Totton.

Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes explains what winning the clubs seventh Women's Super League title means to her and how much she will miss the club.
Napoli have contacted Manchester United over a possible deal for Mason Greenwood.
Wolves are in advanced talks to sign Che Adams. He will be available on a free transfer this summer when his Southampton contract expires.


Celtic fans showed their appreciation for their goalkeeper Joe Hart who was making his final appearance at Celtic Park against St Mirren.
Aaron Hickey has lost his battle to be fit for the Euros and won't be in Steve Clarke's 26-man squad when it is announced on Wednesday.


Joe Hart has been urged to make a retirement U-turn and stay with Celtic for another season.

Aston Villa are interested in Chelsea's 24-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher and might use Colombia forward Jhon Duran, 20, as part of the deal. (Telegraph - subscription)

Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney, 28, is wanted by Tottenham as one of two attacking signings this summer. (Football Insider)

Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna is a leading candidate to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea, whose future is undecided. (Guardian)

Outgoing Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is Bayern Munich's top target to replace Thomas Tuchel. (Bild)

Bayern Munich and De Zerbi have decided they will not be working together. (Fabrizio Romano)

Real Madrid want Liverpool's 25-year-old Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, although they have not made an offer. (Sun)

Fenerbahce and Besiktas want to appoint former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. (Goal)

Newcastle,Everton and Crystal Palace are interested in 22-year-old English midfielder Kasey McAteer, who is about to enter the final year of his contract at Leicester City. (Football Insider)

Everton are preparing to receive offers for 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham interested. (Mail)

Manchester United want to sell 22-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood, who has been linked with Napoli, Juventus and Atletico Madrid after impressing on loan at Getafe. (Talksport)

Napoli have made contact with Manchester United over a move for Greenwood. (Athletic - subscription)

Borussia Dortmund are also keen on Greenwood. (Mirror)

Incoming Liverpool manager Arne Slot has prioritised the signing of 20-year-old Portugal defender Antonio Silva from Benfica.(Give Me Sport)

RB Leipzig have set the release clause for 20-year-old Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, who has been linked with Arsenal, at £56m. (Sky Sports Germany)

Manager Xavi says he still has Barcelona's backing despite reports that he may be sacked. (Times - subscription)


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

Monday's newspapers


Alexis Mac Allister has enjoyed an impressive first season in Liverpool's midfield but that has not stopped reports, emanating from his native Argentina, of Real Madrid lining up a move for the World Cup winner next year.
Jadon Sancho will have to take a huge pay cut if he wants to return to Borussia Dortmund permanently this summer with Manchester United laying out their demands.
Jose Mourinho has been offered an opportunity to return to management by Turkish outfit Besiktas.
Carlos Tevez has quit his job as manager of Argentine heavyweights Independiente - six months after signing a new contract.

Roberto De Zerbi's shock departure from Brighton is understood to boil down to one core issue with chairman Tony Bloom, with their differing approaches to how the club should operate in the transfer market becoming an irreconcilable matter.

Manchester United stars are reportedly set for a huge pay cut after the club missed out on Champions League qualification.
Sir Alex Ferguson took Jurgen Klopp out for an "outstanding" dinner ahead of the German's Liverpool farewell.

Mauricio Pochettino secured European football at Chelsea but faces decision day over his future.

Tyson Fury earned a significant sum from his historic undisputed heavyweight title bout loss against Oleksandr Usyk, taking home £45m more than the fight winner.

Celtic are considering a swoop for Burnley shotstopper Ari Muric.
Rangers have been given hope in their pursuit of Brazilian full back Jefte after APOEL's vice-president revealed the player has stalled in agreeing to move to the club on a permanent deal.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 21 May 2024 07:36, UK


Brighton are pushing to complete a deal to appoint Kieran McKenna as Roberto De Zerbi's replacement, but they still face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United for the Ipswich manager.
Gareth Southgate will give his defensive injury doubts the opportunity to prove their fitness when he names his provisional England squad for Euro 2024 on Tuesday.
Christian Horner and Toto Wolff found themselves in rare agreement as the rival team principals hailed the extraordinary progress of Lando Norris and McLaren over the past 12 months and declared the Briton a contender for the title.

Gareth Southgate has drawn up plans for Kieran Trippier to be his emergency left-back at Euro 2024.
Liam Rosenior has emerged as a contender in the race to become the new Brighton manager.
Dutch manager Pascal Jansen has emerged as a candidate for Norwich.

Aston Villa are willing to sell centre-back Diego Carlos despite landing a windfall of around £50m for qualifying for the Champions League.
The Fenix restaurant and bar in the Manchester Goods Yard describes itself as a "space to relax and a place to indulge" and there was no shortage of either as Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland led the revelry during Manchester City's title celebrations.
Colin Graves has revealed Yorkshire has attracted interest from investors from Saudi Arabia, United States and India but has warned a deal to secure its financial future will only go through if the club is demutualised from being member-owned.

Marcus Rashford will be left sweating on his Euros place with England facing a major defensive injury crisis.
Mohamed Salah has delivered the clearest hint yet that he will be a Liverpool player next season, and plans to do "everything possible" to land a trophy for the Reds.
Aston Villa are reportedly plotting an audacious move to sign Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo.
Liverpool have come from 'out of nowhere' to join the race to sign Benfica midfielder Orkun Kokcu
Toto Wolff has rubbished a claim from Christian Horner that Red Bull have poached hundreds of his staff.

Gareth Southgate is set to use extra squad places to bolster his injury-hit England defence.
Rival fans will be guided to Wembley via separate routes again as part of a major security operation to prevent trouble flaring at the all-Manchester FA Cup final on Saturday.
Tim Henman and Laura Robson have supported Emma Raducanu's decision to pull out of the French Open, arguing that she is right to prioritise the grass court season and Wimbledon.

Arsenal will back Mikel Arteta in the transfer market again this summer as the club attempts to assemble a squad capable of toppling Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Ivan Toney could miss out on an England spot as Gareth Southgate stockpiles defenders in the provisional Euro 2024 squad.

A relegated Premier League boss is being linked with one of Europe's biggest clubs, while Aston Villa are reportedly keen to re-sign one of their former players...

manager Vincent Kompany, 38, is among the possible candidates to replace Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Kompany would be interested in taking over after emerging as a surprise candidate for the role. (Talksport), external

Bayern have held initial talks with the Belgian, whose Burnley side were relegated from the Premier League this season. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Aston Villa are closing in on a deal to re-sign Luton Town and former England midfielder Ross Barkley on a permanent basis, four years after the 30-year-old joined on loan from Chelsea. (Guardian), external

Arsenal want to sign a striker before their pre-season tour, with Newcastle United and Sweden's Alexander Isak, 24, and Ajax’s 22-year-old Netherlands forward Brian Brobbey top of the list. (Independent), external

Chelsea and Manchester United have both made contact with Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna, with the Northern Irishman in the running to replace Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag. (Manchester Evening News), external

Wolves will demand a club record £60m for 24-year-old Portugal winger for Pedro Neto, who is a summer target for Manchester City and Newcastle. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Aston Villa are willing to listen to offers for Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, 31, as they look to comply with profit and sustainability rules. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Villa boss Unai Emery wants to sign Barcelona and Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 25. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Stoke have expressed an interest in signing England defender Conor Coady, 31, from Leicester. (Teamtalk), external

Leicester are set to compete with French sides Lyon and Brest for Burkina Faso forward Mohamed Konate, 26, who is out of contract with Russian club Akhmat Grozny this summer. (Football Insider), external

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has asked the club for at least three new signings this summer. (ESPN), external

Liam Rosenior 39, who was sacked by Hull at the end of the 2023-24 Championship season, has emerged as a contender to succeed Roberto de Zerbi at Brighton. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 22 May 2024 07:24, UK

Speaking on Back Pages Tonight, The Athletic's David Ornstein suggested that a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino will be in place within days not weeks at Chelsea

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are on high alert after Mauricio Pochettino's departure from Chelsea.
Gareth Southgate has revealed England are keeping tabs on Crystal Palace's Michael Olise after he was left out of the France squad for the European Championship.

Manchester City superstar Ederson is reportedly considering a summer exit amid interest from Saudi Arabia.
Crystal Palace are in talks to sign defender Chadi Riad from Real Betis.
Joel Matip is set to stay in the Premier League - with Bournemouth and Southampton vying for his services.
Norwich have released 19 players after failing to earn promotion to the Premier League.
Arne Slot's first major task as Liverpool boss is to talk Mo Salah out of playing at the Olympics.
Mauricio Pochettino will be back at Stamford Bridge just two weeks after leaving Chelsea - to manage the World XI in Soccer Aid.
Liam Rosenior has emerged as a contender in the race to become new Brighton manager.

Paul Merson claims Chelsea allowing Mauricio Pochettino to leave the club by mutual consent is 'madness'
Dan Ashworth sent an email to a Newcastle United address inadvertently revealing he was being tapped up by incoming Manchester United chief executive Omar Berrada, who was still on gardening leave from Manchester City.
Manchester United are exploring the possibility of a move for Crystal Palace's £65m-rated centre back Marc Guehi.
Alejandro Garnacho may well look for a new contract if he features prominently at the Copa America in the US this summer.
The FA have vowed to crack down on any bad behaviour by United and City fans at Saturday's all-Manchester Cup final at Wembley.
Cole Palmer has led the tributes to outgoing Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino following his exit from the club.

Manchester United and Liverpool are both set to lose the race to sign French wonderkid Leny Yoro.

Kevin De Bruyne's camp had one conversation with new MLS side San Diego FC, as the Southern California city is a place De Bruyne would consider if he were to play Stateside.
Everton captain Seamus Coleman says he is yet to decide whether to accept the offer of a new contract, but believes he still has "value" to offer and a "duty" to help the club.
England fans travelling to Germany for the men's European Championship this summer should be "judged on their behaviour, not reputation", says chief constable Mark Roberts, head of the UK Football Policing Unit.
England manager Gareth Southgate explains why he has left Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson out of his provisional squad for the Euros and why he has named a larger group ahead of his final decision
Ashley Young insists he wants to stay at Everton after being offered a new contract by the club and added he would "love to play as long as possible".
West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has agreed a one-year extension.

The threat of a civil war over future governance of the professional game in New Zealand is rising just over a month before England are to play two Tests against the All Blacks, in Dunedin and Auckland, in July.

Chelsea are prepared to rival Brighton for the appointment of Ipswich's Kieran McKenna after reaching an agreement to part company with Mauricio Pochettino by mutual consent on Tuesday.
Ipswich Town head coach Kieran McKenna discusses what it means to accomplish back-to-back promotions for the club and also what he looks to achieve with the side now they are in the Premier League
Emma Hayes has selected her first squad as United States manager ahead of a pair of friendlies as she prepares to lead the women's national team at the Paris Olympics.

Steven Gerrard has revealed that he is looking to bring in experience to help the Saudi players at Al-Ettifaq with Rangers duo James Tavernier and Connor Goldson being tipped with a move to the Middle East.
Stephen Welsh is set to give double-chasing Celtic a Scottish Cup final boost by returning to training this week.
New Rapid Bucharest boss Neil Lennon insists he has no plans to allow Albion Rrahmani to leave the club amid interest from Rangers.
Brazilian rising star Jefte's move to Ibrox is now a done deal with the full back set to officially become a Rangers player in July, according to a report in Brazil.
Neil Lennon is set to raid former club Celtic for Stephen Welsh to kickstart his Rapid Bucharest transfer spree - with Dundee United's Ross Graham also a target in a Scottish football double swoop.
Outgoing RKC Waalwijk goalkeeper Etienne Vaessen insists he is in no rush to decide his future amid speculation over a move to Celtic.
Jhon Arias reportedly is only interested in a move to England or Spain amid speculation over a switch to Rangers.

Rangers have yet to make a formal proposal to Rapid Bucharest for the services of Kosovo international striker Albion Rrahmani, according to reports.
David Gray is a serious contender to become Hibs' manager.

Manchester United could be set to change their manager, while Manchester City are considering letting a star player depart...

Mauricio Pochettino is on the radar of Manchester United and Bayern Munich after leaving Chelsea by "mutual consent". (Standard), external

Stuttgart manager Sebastian Hoeness and Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna have been sounded out by Chelsea to replace Pochettino. (Teamtalk), external

Girona boss Michel and Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca are also likely to be among the names under consideration by Chelsea. (Telegraph - subscription required), external
Former boss Thomas Tuchel has held "loose talks" with Chelsea about returning to the club - who sacked him in 2022 - for a second spell in charge. (Florian Plettenberg), external

Manchester City are open to offers for Brazil goalkeeper Ederson, 30, who is attracting interest from Saudi Arabia. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing Crystal Palace and England defender Marc Guehi, 23, if they fail to strike a deal with Everton for 21-year-old England centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite. (Mail), external

Everton have placed a minimum price tag of £80m on Branthwaite, who has also attracted interest from Newcastle and Tottenham. (i Sport), external
Manchester United are in a position to spend heavily in the summer transfer window as big losses in recent years are now dropping out of their profitability and sustainability rules (PSR) calculations. (Football Insider), external

Tottenham are contemplating a summer swoop for Bournemouth's 26-year-old English striker Dominic Solanke. (Talksport), external

Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have made contact with Benfica over a potential deal for 20-year-old Portugal centre-back Antonio Silva. (Caught Offside), external
Incoming Liverpool manager Arne Slot has placed Benfica and Turkey midfielder Orkun Kokcu, 23, at the top of his wishlist. (Givemesport), external

Tottenham have asked Chelsea about the availability of Trevoh Chalobah, 24, as they prepare to launch a double raid for the English defender and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24. (HITC), external

Manchester United and Bayern Munich sent scouts to watch 18-year-old Malian midfielder Malick Junior Yalcouye play for IFK Gothenburg in a 1-0 win against Mjallby on Tuesday. (Expressen - in Swedish), external

Aston Villa have lodged a bid of £12.8m with Sevilla for 32-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Acuna. (Fichajes - in Spanish), external

Villa are also interested in Italy defender Raoul Bellanova, 24, after impressing during his first season with Torino, but West Ham and Manchester United are also keen. (Tuttosport - in Italian), external

West Ham are considering a summer move for Serhou Guirassy, 28, after the Guinea striker scored 28 Bundesliga goals for Stuttgart this season. (Standard), external

Tottenham will rival Aston Villa for Italy defender Andrea Cambiaso, 24, who is valued at £34m by Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Fulham and West Ham have held talks with Corinthians over the possibility of signing 19-year-old Brazilian forward Wesley. (Caught Offside)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 23 May 2024 07:25, UK


Arsene Wenger is to press ahead with his proposal to bring in the most radical change to the offside law for more than 30 years after what he views as positive results from trials.
It will be a race against time for the independent football regulator to be approved by parliament after the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, announced a general election for July 4.
Eddie Howe says he has no injury concerns over Kieran Trippier after the Newcastle defender limped off early in a post-season friendly and was later seen with an ice pack on his ankle.

Bayern Munich are close to ending their protracted search for a new manager by handing the vacancy to Burnley's Vincent Kompany.
Chelsea have intensified their search for Mauricio Pochettino's replacement by making checks on Leicester's Enzo Maresca, but candidates for the job believe that Ipswich's Kieran McKenna is the favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge.
The United States-based investment fund Oaktree Capital Management said on Wednesday it has become the new owner of Serie A champions Inter Milan after a missed $428m (£336m) payment from the club's Chinese holding company, Suning.
FIFA must be prepared to deny Saudi Arabia the right to host the 2034 men's World Cup if the kingdom fails to comply with human rights obligations, according to a new legal submission filed with the governing body.
The acting sports minister of Ukraine, Matviy Bidnyi, has told his country's athletes to keep a "cold head" and pay no attention to any provocation from their Russian counterparts at the Olympic Games this summer.
There is a clamour for a dedicated TV slot for women's football, according to a survey of thousands of fans carried out by the Football Supporters' Association.

Mauricio Pochettino will be a leading candidate for the England job if he remains out of work and the post becomes available after Euro 2024.
Chelsea players were left in shock after Mauricio Pochettino left the club by mutual consent on Tuesday.
Dan Ashworth is attempting to force Newcastle United to let him out of his lengthy gardening leave early so that he can start work at Manchester United and will argue he was sacked from the club rather than resigning.
Bookmakers have slashed odds on Manchester City getting relegated next season as the club awaits its hearing for 115 alleged financial breaches.
An American consortium of Silicon Valley-based private investors have revived their hopes of a takeover at Sheffield United following their relegation from the Premier League.
The Culture Secretary says she is intensifying pressure on the Football Association to toughen up its transgender policy which she maintains is not "correct".
Stefan Ortega has revealed why he settled in so quickly at Manchester City - a visit to his local pub.

Ipswich have offered Kieran McKenna a blockbuster new contract to try and keep him at Portman Road.
Robert Lewandowski agreed to join Manchester United after a phone call with Sir Alex Ferguson... before Borussia Dortmund blocked the deal.
Mauricio Pochettino's exit from Chelsea has "ruined the feelgood factor" in the dressing room.
Mason Mount put himself in the frame for Saturday's FA Cup final by returning to training.
Manchester United's shambolic transfer strategy is as bad as ever under Erik ten Hag according to forensic analysis by Dutch experts BEBR.
New Liverpool boss Arne Slot is in pole position to sign Feyenoord's Justin Bijlow and head off a potential Kop keeper crisis but £64m striker Darwin Nunez could be on his way out.

Super-agent Jorge Mendes has put Porto boss Sergio Conceicao's name forward as a potential replacement for Mauricio Pochettino.
Gareth Southgate says his new-look England squad will have more "hunger" going into the Euros.

Newcastle are closing in on a deal to sign Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer.
Darwin Nunez has admitted that he was affected by 'negative comments' following his social media purge of Liverpool-related photos.
In-demand Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna is set to reject the offer of a new deal form the club, according to a report.
The FA and UEFA have vowed to crack down on online ticket touts after it emerged some seats for next Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley have been put on sale for as much as £134,000.
Wimbledon fans may get the chance to bid goodbye to Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard's name appeared on the tournament entry list.

Arsenal are in the market for Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow with Mikel Arteta wanting a new No.2 as Aaron Ramsdale is expected to leave.

Hibs will draw up a managerial shortlist in the coming days as they close in on appointing Nick Montgomery's successor.
Celtic have reportedly entered the race to sign Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Irakli Azarovi.

Newly promoted club try to convince manager to stay, while Mauricio Pochettino could have several options on the table...
have offered manager Kieran McKenna a bumper new contract in the hope of keeping him amid interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Brighton. (Sun), external

Chelsea are in discussions with McKenna's representatives about the 38-year-old becoming their new manager. (Football Insider), external

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, can leave this summer if Manchester City receive an offer of at least £50m. (Football Insider), external

England could appoint former Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino if Gareth Southgate leaves his post after Euro 2024. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Argentine Pochettino, 52, would be interested in talking to Manchester United if they sack manager Erik ten Hag. (Times - subscription required), external

Chelsea have identified a shortlist of candidates to replace Pochettino and hope to make an appointment in a matter of days. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Leicester City are braced for an approach from Chelsea for manager Enzo Maresca. (Sun), external

Arsenal are ready to move for Feyenoord and Netherlands goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, 26, as they expect their 26-year-old England stopper Aaron Ramsdale to depart. (Mirror), external

Tottenham are willing to offload 27-year-old Brazil forward Richarlison to make space for England and Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, 26. (Talksport), external

Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, is set to reject interest from Paris St-Germain and Saudi Arabian clubs as he looks to secure a move to Chelsea. (Teamtalk), external

Representatives for Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne held one conversation with new MLS club San Diego FC, but there is no suggestion the Belgium midfielder, 32, is ready to move. (Athletic - subscription required), external

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign 28-year-old Brazil centre-back Fabricio Bruno from Flamengo. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Crystal Palace have agreed personal terms with Morocco and Real Betis centre-back Chadi Riad, 20, in a deal worth up to £14m. (Standard), external
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 30, has given a clear indication he will remain with Everton despite transfer interest from Chelsea. (Mirror), external

Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman, 49, has rejected an offer from Newcastle United to replace Dan Ashworth in a similar role and will stay with the Eagles. (Football Insider), external

Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 20, who is on Chelsea and Arsenal's radar, will decide before the Euros whether he wants to remain at RB Leipzig or move on. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Newcastle are closing in on English defensive duo Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, and Lloyd Kelly, 25, who will be free agents when their deals at Fulham and Bournemouth expire this summer, while manager Eddie Howe also wants Crystal Palace forward Michael Olise, 22, although the France Under-21 international is in high-demand. (Teamtalk), external

Manchester United are not open to sanctioning a new deal for Bruno Fernandes, despite the desire of the Portugal midfielder, 29, and interest from Saudi side Al-Nassr. (Transfer News Live)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 24 May 2024 07:40, UK


Bayern Munich are eyeing up a shock move for Jack Grealish.
West Ham are set to revive their interest in Wolves captain Max Kilman.
Video-reffed offsides could be sensationally scrapped from the Euros - because the inventor of a similar system is taking UEFA to court.
Lucas Paqueta is facing a career-ending 10-year ban after being charged with four counts of spot-fixing in Premier League games.
Chelsea are ready to muscle in on Manchester United's bid to lure one of Argentina's most promising young defenders, Aaron Anselmino, to the Premier League.

Chelsea have narrowed down their search for Mauricio Pochettino's successor to four candidates, with Enzo Maresca, Kieran McKenna and Thomas Frank all making the club's shortlist.
Arsenal are considering a move for Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow as a potential replacement for Aaron Ramsdale, who is expected to leave the club this summer.
Newcastle United are lining up a double deal for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and West Ham's Jarrod Bowen with both men featuring prominently in recruitment meetings.
Manchester United have been forced to expedite their managerial contingency plans in the wake of Mauricio Pochettino's departure from Chelsea with the two clubs holding an interest in some of the same targets.
Michael Schumacher's family has won a reported €200,000 (£170,276) after a German tabloid magazine published an 'exclusive interview' with the seven-time world champion, which was actually generated by artificial intelligence.

Craig Bellamy will not join Vincent Kompany at Bayern Munich, with the Burnley boss set to be named the Bundesliga giants' new manager.
Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly on a free transfer.
Chelsea have begun the process of conducting formal interviews with the candidates in line to succeed Mauricio Pochettino.
Declan Rice has revealed that making a major change to his diet is the secret to his success on the pitch and now has four pancakes before a game.

Thomas Tuchel has emerged as the front-runner to replace Erik ten Hag as Manchester United's manager should the club decide on a change.
Chelsea are set to ask Leicester for permission to speak to Enzo Maresca.
Tottenham are considering a move for Nottingham Forest winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
West Ham fear Lucas Paqueta's career could be over if he is found guilty of deliberately getting booked after the midfielder was charged by the Football Association in relation to alleged breaches of betting regulations.
West Ham's plans to overhaul their squad after confirming the appointment of Julen Lopetegui, who wants the Wolves defender Maximilian Kilman among at least six signings, will be affected by the Football Association charging Lucas Paqueta with alleged betting breaches.
Dougie Freedman looks set to stay as Crystal Palace's sporting director after turning down an approach from Newcastle and agreeing a new contract.

Newcastle want close to £200m for Alexander Isak, as they prepare to fend off interest from Arsenal this summer.
Arsenal are facing the prospect of a nightmare Champions League draw after Atalanta were crowned as Europa League winners on Wednesday.

Kieran McKenna has a straight choice between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea, with both clubs willing to match his personal demands to appoint him as their manager.
Premier League clubs are eyeing Ademola Lookman following his hat-trick for Atalanta in the Europa League final.
England have recruited a sports psychologist to help with the defence of their T20 World Cup crown after last year's failure at the 50-over tournament.

Juventus are challenging a decision by an arbitration board ordering the club to pay Cristiano Ronaldo approximately €9.8m (£8.3m) in back wages.
Burnley goalkeeper coach Jelle ten Rouwelaar is set to leave the club to join Ajax.
A pink card will be used for concussion substitutions at this summer's Copa America.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas has announced his retirement from the Costa Rica national team weeks ahead of his country's squad reveal for the 2024 Copa America.
Ajax are close to agreeing a deal that will see Francesco Farioli become their new head coach.

Kieran McKenna has given Chelsea the green light to step up their approach that could see the Ipswich manager replace Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge.
Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah are expected to move closer to Chelsea exits in the wake of Mauricio Pochettino's departure.

Aberdeen have Robby McCrorie and Hakon Valdimarsson among their summer goalkeeping targets.
Elie Youan is wanted in France with a big-money offer on the table for Hibs chiefs.
Aberdeen have opened talks with Jamie McGrath over a new contract.

Celtic are lining up a renewed bid for Ghana international Daniel Amartey, according to reports.
Philippe Clement revealed Ridvan Yilmaz broke down in tears after adding to his Hampden injury crisis.
Aberdeen are likely to entertain an off-season auction for Bojan Miovski with Bologna the latest to be linked with the North Macedonia international.

Newcastle United are lining up a move for two England players, while Thomas Tuchel is a leading candidate to take over at Manchester United...

Newcastle United
are hoping to sign two England internationals with Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 27, and West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen, also 27, on their radar. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Newcastle want nearly £200m for 24-year-old Sweden striker Alexander Isak, who has been linked with Arsenal. (Mirror), external

Thomas Tuchel, who is a free agent after leaving Bayern Munich, is the leading candidate to take over at Manchester United if they sack Erik ten Hag after the FA Cup final. (Guardian), external

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna is open to taking over at Manchester United if Ten Hag leaves. (Manchester Evening News), external

Brighton are confident of beating Chelsea in hiring McKenna but could try to bring back former manager Graham Potter if they fail to do so. (Times - subscription required), external

Chelsea are set to ask newly promoted Leicester City for permission to speak to Enzo Maresca about their managerial vacancy. (Talksport), external
Nottingham Forest will have to sell players before the end of June to avoid breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules and being hit with a potential points deduction next season. (i, external)

Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on 29-year-old England and Manchester City defender John Stones. (Football Insider), external

Manchester City's England midfielder Jack Grealish, 28, is also a target for Bayern. (Sun), external

Manchester City are open to selling Brazil keeper Ederson, 30, under the right terms if he wants to move to Saudi Arabia. (90 Min), external

Atalanta's Ademola Lookman is attracting interest from Premier League clubs after his Europa League final hat-trick and the 26-year-old Nigeria winger could cost £30m. (Times - subscription required, external)

West Ham boss Julen Lopetegui wants Wolves' English centre-back Max Kilman, 27, to be one of at least six signings as he plots a summer overhaul of the Hammers' squad. (Guardian, external)

Arsenal are interested in Feyenoord and Netherlands goalkeeper Justin Bijlow, 26, as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsdale, who is expected to leave this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required, external)

Burnley are asking for £17m in compensation from Bayern to let manager Vincent Kompany take over at the German club. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Former Liverpool and Wales striker Craig Bellamy, who has been Kompany's assistant manager for the past five years at Anderlecht and Burnley, will not join him at Bayern. (Mail, external)

Chelsea will listen to offers for England midfielder Conor Gallagher and English defender Trevoh Chalobah, both 24, following Mauricio Pochettino's departure. (Evening Standard, external)

Liverpool have turned their attention to Leeds' Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville, 22, after opting against moving for Newcastle and England winger Anthony Gordon, 23. (90 Min), external

Manchester United are leading the race for Crystal Palace's France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22. (Football Transfers), external

Aston Villa are considering terminating the contract of 31-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (Givemesport), external

Nottingham Forest and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 22, is set to be a target for Tottenham. (Guardian), external

Ajax and Feyenoord are interested in Chelsea winger Omari Hutchinson, 22, who spent last season on loan at Ipswich. (Football London), external

Stoke's Souleymane Sidibe, 17, could be on the move this summer with Brighton, Chelsea, Monaco and Juventus interested in the French midfielder. (Foot Mercato - in French), external

Brazil winger Willian, 35, is considering offers from Saudi Arabia with his Fulham contract is set to expire. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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

Chelsea will move for £60m Michael Olise - regardless of who they make their new manager.
The Football Association will offer assistance to England's squad at Euro 2024 should they wish to vote in July's General Election.

Manchester United have decided to sack Erik ten Hag after the FA Cup final against Manchester City.
Crystal Palace's co-owner John Textor has confirmed he is attempting to sell his stake in the club and would consider investing in Everton.

Manchester City want Pep Guardiola to sign a new, long-term contract that would see him extend his trophy-laden stay at the Etihad Stadium beyond a decade.
Wolves have told Premier League rivals that VAR is putting their players at greater risk of injury as they bid to have the controversial system scrapped in time for next season.
Nottingham Forest know they have to sell players by June 30 if they are to comply with the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules this time around.

Erik ten Hag believes he will be sacked after Manchester United refused to back him ahead of the FA Cup Final.
Chelsea have held talks with Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca as they step up their search for a new manager.

Kieran McKenna will wait on Manchester United before making a decision on his next move, with Erik ten Hag expecting to be sacked after Saturday's FA Cup final.
Rishi Sunak will be hoping that England do well at Euro 2024 because an early exit could be the final nail in the coffin of his dying government.

Chelsea have not yet ruled out a move for Roberto De Zerbi as they work through the club's four-man shortlist of candidates to succeed Mauricio Pochettino as head coach.
Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah will be Bosman free-transfer targets next season, with Saudi Arabian clubs willing to wait for two of the Premier League's biggest stars if they cannot land them this summer.
Bruno Fernandes has insisted he does not want to leave Manchester United but wants to ensure the club share his ambitions after admitting his "frustration" at another troubled season.

Bologna have joined Southampton in the pursuit of £6m Aberdeen striker Bojan Miovski.

Fenerbahce flop Ryan Kent looks set to repeat his Rangers exit and become a free agent just 12 months after bringing the curtain down on his Ibrox career.

Liam Kelly has broken his silence on his Motherwell exit as he closes in on a stunning Rangers return.

    • Updated 1 hour ago
Kieran McKenna and Mauricio Pochettino keen on Manchester United job, with the Old Trafford club set to sack manager Erik ten Hag...

Ipswich Town
boss Kieran McKenna, who has been linked with Brighton and Chelsea, will wait on former club Manchester United, where he previously worked as a coach, before deciding on his next move. (Times - subscription required), external

Ipswich's majority shareholder Ed Schwartz has flown to the UK from the United States in a bid to convince McKenna to stay at the club. (Sky Sports), external

Manchester United will sack manager Erik ten Hag whatever the outcome of the club's FA Cup final against Manchester City on Saturday. (Guardian), external

Mauricio Pochettino would like to stay in the Premier League following his exit from Chelsea and is likely to be interested in the Manchester United job if they part ways with Ten Hag. (Standard), external

Chelsea will interview Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca as they conduct their search for Pochettino's successor. (Standard), external

Maresca's release clause in his Leicester contract is believed to be about £7.5m. (Talksport), external

Chelsea have also not ruled out a move for former Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi, who left the Seagulls by mutual consent at the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required), externalChelsea will make a £60m bid for Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise, 22, regardless of who the club's next manager is. (Mirror), external
Borussia Dortmund will hold talks about turning England winger Jadon Sancho’s loan deal into a permanent switch, but a deal for the 24-year-old is unlikely with Manchester United's asking price deemed too high. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Bayern Munich are in the final phase of talks with Burnley for manager Vincent Kompany and will offer the Belgian a contract until 2027. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Gian Piero Gasperini is set to snub the chance to become Napoli boss and sign a new contract with Atalanta after winning the Europa League. (L'Eco di Bergamo via Football Italia), external

Saudi Pro League clubs are willing to wait until next summer to try to sign Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 32, on free transfers. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

AC Milan and Saudi clubs are monitoring Brazil defender Emerson Royal, with Tottenham looking to sell the 25-year-old. (Football Insider), external

Veteran Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 38, will sign a one-year contract extension at Real Madrid after the Champions League final. (Relevo - in Spanish), external

AC Milan and Juventus are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund's Germany defender Mats Hummels, 35, on a free transfer. (Bild - in German)


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

Sunday's newspapers


Manchester United will conduct a full season review next week - including the performance of Erik ten Hag - before deciding on the next steps for the club in terms of management and playing staff.
Mikel Arteta is considering selling £35m midfielder Fabio Vieira this summer after becoming concerned at his performance in Arsenal training sessions.

Reports in Germany have suggested Thomas Tuchel rejected the chance to stay on as Bayern Munich manager as he knows he already has the Manchester United job in his back pocket.
Leicester City are considering a move for Feyenoord defender David Hancko after it became clear he would not be following former boss Arne Slot to Liverpool
Dwight Yorke backed Erik ten Hag to turn things around at Manchester United before continuing to say he would love to take the top job at Old Trafford himself.
Antonio Conte is closing on a return to club management with Napoli poised to confirm him as their new boss by the end of the weekend.
Manchester United are leading the race to sign Port Vale's exciting teenager Bayley Dipepa, who is also being tracked by Newcastle and West Ham.
Darts players have been warned by authorities that they face a fine of up to £1000 and possible suspension if they are found to have alcohol on stage in their water bottles after recent reports that booze was being smuggled past officials.

VAR-officiated offsides could be scrapped from Euro 2024 because the inventor of a similar system is taking UEFA and ball-tracking experts Kinexon to court for patent infringement, with a hearing scheduled for June 4.
Luke Littler had to watch his beloved Manchester United win the FA Cup final on Saturday from home "for his own safety" over concerns he would be mobbed by fans at Wembley.

Staff at Manchester United's Carrington training ground have been told to vacate their workspaces ahead of a busy summer of refurbishment to modernise facilities.

Conor Coady says dropping out of the Premier League to sign for Leicester City was one of the best decisions of his lengthy professional career.

Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race to sign young Lille defender Leny Yoro.
With his future at Manchester United in doubt, Ten Hag was in defiant mood following his side's FA Cup triumph over rivals Manchester City

Chelsea fear they will miss out on long-term target Rafael Leao this summer because Saudi champions Al-Hilal are willing to splash out £85m to sign the AC Milan winger.

Kenny Miller is certain Celtic will receive a fee of at least £20m should they decide to cash in on midfield star Matt O'Riley this summer.
Rangers are facing competition from ambitious Turkish side Eyupspor for the signing of Panama defender Jose Cordoba.

Wage demands could be a significant stumbling block in Celtic's bid to sign loan star Adam Idah from Norwich City on a permanent basis this summer.

Kevin de Bruyne likely to stay at Manchester City, as Barcelona target Liverpool forward Luis Diaz...

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is expected to extend his Manchester City contract, despite the 32-year-old's advisers holding meetings with Saudi Pro League clubs. (Sunday Mirror), external

Barcelona sporting director Deco is an admirer of Liverpool winger Luis Diaz and the Spanish club could sell Brazil forward Raphinha to fund a move for the 27-year-old Colombia international. (AS - in Spanish), external

England forward Jarrod Bowen, 27, has been linked to Newcastle United but he wants to stay at West Ham. (Sunday Mirror), external

Chelsea are set to make a £20m bid for Burnley's 21-year-old England Under-21 goalkeeper James Trafford. (Sun on Sunday), external

Emile Smith Rowe's camp will hold talks with Arsenal about the 23-year-old England midfielder's future at the club after his limited playing time in 2023-24. (Caught Offside), external

Barcelona have contacted Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who will leave Liverpool when his contract ends on 30 June, about the 33-year-old becoming a player-assistant to prospective new manager Hansi Flick. (AS - in Spanish), external

Manchester United's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen will be given the chance to rejoin Ajax this summer but the 32-year-old will wait on a decision on Erik ten Hag's future. (Sun on Sunday), external

Paris St-Germain have made a 100m euro (£85m) offer for Georgia forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 23, who has not yet agreed a contract renewal at Napoli. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian), external

PSG fear they are falling behind Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the race to sign Lille's French centre-back Leny Yoro, 18, whose contract runs out at the end of the 2024-25 season. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required), external

Napoli are in contact with Antonio Conte about the former Tottenham and Chelsea boss taking over as their new manager. (Sky Sports Italia - in Italian), external

Manchester United are leading the race to sign 17-year-old Port Vale forward Baylee Dipepa, with the England Under-17 international also wanted by Newcastle, West Ham, RB
Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund
and Aston Villa. (Mail on Sunday), external

Newcastle are looking to complete the signing of two English defenders on free transfers - Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly, 25, and Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo, 26. (Football Insider), external

Aston Villa have set a price tag of between £6-8m for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 31, but would also be open to a loan deal. (Rudy Galetti), external

Leicester City are plotting a move for Feyenoord and Slovakia centre-back David Hancko, 26, as they prepare to return to the Premier League next season. (Mail on Sunday), external

Versatile Spain full-back Lucas Vazquez, 32, who can also play as a winger, is close to agreeing a contract extension with Real Madrid that will keep him at the club until at least June 2025. (Marca - in Spanish)
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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday's newspapers


Pep Guardiola is expected to call time on a spell of unprecedented dominance at Manchester City next summer.
After losing the FA Cup final to fierce rivals Manchester United, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola took responsibility for the result, blaming his tactics for their defeat
Ederson is a target for Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad as he considers bringing an end to his stay at Premier League champions Manchester City.
Leeds United fans have been condemned after social media videos emerged of them singing vile chants aimed at Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, a Southampton supporter, before Sunday's Championship play-off final at Wembley.
Crystal Palace could secure their first summer signing as early as Monday with Real Betis defender Chadi Riad set to arrive in London for a medical.
Aston Villa are offering a three-year deal to Luton Town midfielder Ross Barkley as they look to tempt him into staying in the Premier League.
Everton are showing interest in Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh, who had an impressive 2023-24 campaign on loan with Feyenoord.

Enzo Maresca and Roberto de Zerbi have emerged as the frontrunners to become Chelsea's next manager with fears that Kieran McKenna is not yet ready for the leap to such a high-profile role.
Erik ten Hag still retains the support of senior figures in the new Manchester United football structure and there are fears removing him from his managerial role will not go down well with supporters.

Manchester United officials have met with representatives of both Thomas Frank and Mauricio Pochettino as they continue to explore their managerial options before this week's review of their season.
Manchester United will wait for the summer transfer window to close before they turn their attentions to securing the future of teen sensation Kobbie Mainoo.

Manchester United's transfer policy of finding young players from other clubs could see them land Blackburn Rovers' 16-year-old striker Igor Tyjon.
Philippe Coutinho is set to leave Aston Villa this summer and make a return to one of his former clubs, Vasco da Gama.

England fans are fuming after being told it will cost them £556 for a minimum two nights of camping on official sites in Gelsenkirchen where the game against Serbia will take place on June 16.
Sofyan Amrabat has no idea whether his Manchester United loan deal will be made permanent but says staying at Old Trafford is "certainly an option".
Barcelona are ready to try and tempt Luis Diaz away from Liverpool this summer amid reports that sporting director Deco has already been in talks with his agent.

Mason Greenwood has thanked Getafe for his loan spell in Spain this season but offered no insight into whether his long-term future lies away from Manchester United.
Liverpool and Chelsea could make their move for Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville after the Whites failed to secure promotion to the Premier League on Sunday.
Chelsea are attempting to hijack Newcastle United's pursuit of Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Rangers should benefit from Atalanta's strong finish to the season by securing a place as a seeded club in the Champions League third qualifying round and play-offs, but it also means Hearts will have to go through the Europa League play-offs rather than get a bye into the group stage.
  • Updated 1 hour ago
A Saudi Pro League club has Manchester City keeper Ederson in their sights, while Manchester United speak to the representatives of two managers...

Manchester City
keeper Ederson is a target for Al-Ittihad and the Saudi Pro League side are willing to offer an initial £25m for the 30-year-old Brazil international. (Mail), external

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is expected to bring his stint to the club to an end when his current contract runs out next summer. (Mail), external

Arsenal are interested in Stade Rennais winger Desire Doue, 18, and are prepared to compete with numerous clubs including Tottenham for his signature. (Mirror, external)

Manchester United
have held talks with the representatives of Brentford manager Thomas Frank and former Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, with Erik ten Hag at serious rick of being sacked. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

If United appoint Pochettino, he will look to bring midfielder Conor Gallagher and defender Trevoh Chalobah with him from Chelsea to Old Trafford. (Football Insider, external)

Frank has held meetings with Chelsea as they look for a manager, after parting company with Pochettino. (Christian Falk), external

Former Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is the fourth name on Chelsea's list in their search for a new manager, with Frank,

Leicester City's Enzo Maresca and Ipswich Town's Kieran McKenna the others. (Mail), externalLeicester boss Maresca has rejected an approach from Sevilla as he wants to stay in the Premier League, and is waiting for a response from Chelsea after recent talks with the Stamford Bridge club. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Manchester United are interested in teenage Blackburn striker Igor Tyjon, 16, as they track several young players for possible deals. (Sun, external)

midfielder Sol Sidibe, 17, is a target for Chelsea, AC Milan and Monaco after making his first-team breakthrough last season. (Mail, external)

Manchester United
are set to wait until after the summer transfer window closes before securing England midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, 19, on an improved contract. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Aston Villa have agreed a two-year deal, which has the option of a further year, with 30-year-old English midfielder Ross Barkley, who can leave Luton Town after their relegation from the Premier League. (Football Insider), external

Real Betis defender Chadi Riad, 20, is set to arrive in England for a medical ahead of a potential £12.7m move to Crystal Palace. (Mail, external)

Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, says he will speak to Manchester United about his future, with the Old Trafford club having an option to turn his loan from Fiorentina into a permanent switch. (Ziggo Sport, via Metro), external

Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, is expected to leave Tottenham in search for more first-team football. (Football Insider), external

Fulham have made an 8m euro bid for Stuttgart and Congo forward Silas, 25, as negotiations between the two clubs continue. (CaughtOffside), external

German champions Bayer Leverkusen are close to signing Spanish midfielder Aleix Garcia, 26, from Girona for about 15-20m euros (£11.8m-£15.7m). (Sky Sports Germany), external

Burnley's list of possible replacements for manager Vincent Kompany, who is close to joining Bayern Munich, include former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and ex-Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper. (Patreon, via Football League World), external

Norwich City are set to make a formal approach for FC Nordsjaelland manager Johannes Hoff Thorup as they look to appoint the 35-year-old as their head coach. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 28 May 2024 07:50, UK


Xavi has warned his successor as Barcelona manager that he will have to be prepared to "suffer" in the job.
Pep Guardiola will spend the close season weighing up his future at Man City.
During Man City's Premier League title celebrations, Pep Guardiola was put on the spot surrounding his future in the Premier League
Marcus Rashford is planning to take some time to reset mentally after acknowledging he has endured a "challenging season".

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has told Everton that Man Utd will not be held to ransom over Jarrad Branthwaite.

Newcastle are ready to switch their attention to £20m-rated Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford with a deal for Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale proving hard to tie down because of his hefty price tag.
Leeds United face a massive exodus of players this summer after their failure to secure a place in the Premier League with Crysencio Summerville and Archie Gray likely to be popular targets.
Leon Balogun is set to sign a one-year contract extension with Rangers.
Germany have banned all police holidays and will beef up their borders to deal with potential troublemakers entering the country for Euro 2024.
'Sticker Wars' have broken out ahead of Euro 2024 with a battle between Panini and Topps, with Panini blocking their US rival from printing stickers including England stars Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka, replacing them instead with non-squad players like Rico Lewis and Luke Thomas to leave parents and collectors up in arms.
Mike Tyson is reportedly doing "great" after needing treatment on board a flight relating to an ulcer which left him feeling dizzy and nauseous.
Marcus Rashford has taken the decision to remove himself from social media in the wake of a season that he has labelled "challenging".
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag believes Marcus Rashford will be 'highly motivated' after the news he had been left out of England's provisional Euro 2024
Luke Shaw has delivered a lengthy injury update with his hopes of making England's final Euro 2024 squad in the balance - and hit out at his critics this season.
Manchester United have added a fourth star to their list of 'unsellable' players following Saturday's FA Cup triumph over derby rivals Man City: Andre Onana now joins Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo and Rasmus Hojlund.

Enzo Maresca is set to be handed a five-year contract to become Chelsea's next head coach, more than double the length of Mauricio Pochettino's previous deal.
Kaveh Solhekol says Chelsea are 'very impressed' by Enzo Maresca and have asked permission from Leicester to speak to their manager
Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims have identified Real Madrid assistant coach Davide Ancelotti as the leading candidate in their search to appoint a new head coach.
Carlo Ancelotti says he is yet to decide whether to play Andriy Lunin or Thibaut Courtois in goal for Real Madrid's Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

Frank Lampard and Steve Cooper are on the shortlist as Burnley make plans to find their replacement for Bayern Munich-bound Vincent Kompany.
Arsenal are the latest club to hit supporters with season ticket price rises of up to 10 per cent for the 2024-25 season.
Manchester United's bill for compensation should they decide to sack Erik ten Hag increased when he led his side to FA Cup glory on Saturday and secured European qualification.
Kaveh Solhekol says the FA Cup final win will be considered by Sir Jim Ratcliffe but will not be a deciding factor in the verdict on Ten Hag's future at Man Utd
Arsenal and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in a battle to sign highly-rated Rennes defender Desire Doue.
Erik ten Hag may be fighting for his Manchester United future - but the Dutchman has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at new Liverpool boss Arne Slot.

Rafael Nadal may never play at Wimbledon again after admitting he is likely to skip July's championships in favour of preparing for the Paris Olympics.

Ineos potentially going over the 30 per cent investment level in Manchester United could mean them having to play in the Europa Conference League next season because of Nice - owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe's company - qualifying for the Europa League.
Sheffield United will allow goalkeeper Ivo Grbic to leave the club this summer and he is hoping to secure a move back to Spain, where he previously played for Atletico Madrid.
Wayne Rooney is considering Britain's most expensive coastal spot - Salcombe - for his second family home after agreeing to become Plymouth Argyle's new manager.
Speaking for the first time as new Plymouth Argyle manager Wayne Rooney has called for togetherness at the club and suggested his goal is to simply improve the players

Southampton could give Adam Lallana the chance to extend his Premier League career after he cheered his former side during their Championship play-off final win over Leeds on Sunday.
Ireland full-back Hugo Keenan will miss the summer Tests against South Africa after deciding to move to the Sevens game and play in the Olympic Games.
Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer defended their robust questioning of Erik ten Hag during BBC coverage of Manchester United's shock FA Cup triumph.

Celtic remain interested in signing Paulo Bernardo on a permanent deal even though the Benfica loanee made no hint over his desire for a return when bidding farewell on social media.
Panama defender Jose Cordoba appears set to have a medical ahead of a move to Rangers after apparently ignoring interest from Norwich City.

Abdallah Sima has hinted he is ready to commit his long-term future to Rangers because Ibrox "feels like home".

The latest on Manchester United's managerial search, while Newcastle and Liverpool compete for an English goalkeeper - and PSG chase a Premier League star.

Manchester United
have spoken to ex-Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi over the possibility of succeeding Erik ten Hag as manager. (Guardian), external

But United are considering retaining Ten Hag as their manager. (Manchester Evening News), external

Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna is set to sign a new long-term contract despite interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Brighton. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Paris St-Germain are ready to battle Manchester City and Arsenal for £100m-rated Newcastle and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26. (Goal), external

Former England midfielder Adam Lallana, 36, is in talks over a return to Southampton on a free transfer when his Brighton contract expires next month. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Everton will demand £80m for Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, but Manchester United are hoping to strike a £60m deal for the England defender. (Star), external

Rennes' midfielder Desire Doue, 18, is set to be the subject of interest from Arsenal and Manchester United. (Mirror), external

Chelsea are considering rivalling Newcastle for English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, who will be a free agent when his Fulham contract expires next month. (The i), external

Southampton will try to sign West Ham's English winger Flynn Downes, 25, and Newcastle's 30-year-old Scotland winger Ryan Fraser on permanent deals after successful loan spells last season. (Daily Echo), external

Leicester may target West Brom boss Carlos Corberan should Enzo Maresca join Chelsea. (Talksport), external

Newcastle are considering a £20m bid for Burnley's 21-year-old England Under-21 goalkeeper James Trafford. (Mail), external

Liverpool also want Trafford, with their Republic of Ireland keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 25, looking to leave the club. (Football Insider), external

Manchester United expect 32-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro to sign for a Saudi Pro League club this summer and are willing to sell him at an enormous loss. (Football Insider), external

Aston Villa are not interested in another move for Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet, 28. The Frenchman has just finished a season-long loan at Villa Park. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish), external

Liverpool and Chelsea are among the Premier League clubs interested in Leeds United's 22-year-old Dutch forward Crysencio Summerville. (Mirror), external

Crystal Palace part-owner John Textor is stepping up his bid to buy Everton, with a proposed purchase by US-based investment group 777 Partners unlikely to go ahead. (Sky Sports), external

Potential new Napoli boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Chelsea's 31-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku to replace 25-year-old Nigeria frontman Victor Osimhen, who hopes to join a Premier League team. (Corriere Della Sera), external

Championship side Norwich City want 26-year-old Danish left-back Martin Frese, whose contract with Nordsjaelland is set to expire. (Bold - in Danish), external

AC Milan are interested in 25-year-old Tottenham and Brazil right-back Emerson Royal. (Gianluca di Marzio - in Italian), external

Paris St-Germain and the Netherlands midfielder Xavi Simons, 21, wants to join Barcelona despite interest from Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish), external

Real Madrid are ready to offer in excess of £25m for Lille's 18-year-old French centre-back Leny Yoro, who has also been linked with Paris St-Germain and Liverpoool. (Foot Mercato - in French), external

Former Bayern Munich and Germany manager Hansi Flick will sign a two-year deal to become Barcelona boss on Wednesday. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 29 May 2024 07:14, UK

City at risk of record points deduction from Premier League - not those 115's!

Leicester City are at risk of a record points deduction from the Premier League as they await their penalty for breaching Profit and Sustainability Rules.
West Brom boss Carlos Corberan will be among the options Leicester City consider to fill their impending managerial vacancy
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is in pole position to make Jarrad Branthwaite his first Manchester United signing in a cut-price £40m move.
Harry Maguire wants to stay at Manchester United next season - regardless of who is the manager.
Farhad Moshiri will be forced into a June fire sale of stars - or have to put Everton into administration.
Leeds star Crysencio Summerville is at the centre of a five-way Premier League tug-of-war.
Cadiz were forced to cancel a planned trip to play a friendly in El Salvador after a plane they were on board had to make a "scary" emergency landing following engine failure.

Premier League footballers and other top athletes would be refused exemptions under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's vision for a new National Service scheme.
Chelsea are among the clubs circling Leeds United for winger Crysencio Summerville.
An American consortium is confident of a £100m takeover of Sheffield United which is now going through approval at the EFL.
Luton Town have offered Rob Edwards a new long-term deal to stay at Kenilworth Road and stop potential interest from Premier League clubs.
Southampton are considering a move for Sunderland winger Jack Clarke as they begin to plan for their return to the Premier League.
Court documents have shown Swansea City asked the Premier League to launch a "tapping up" investigation into Southampton's move to appoint Russell Martin as manager. The Swans are pressing ahead with legal action against Martin.
NBA great Steph Curry is likely to attempt to launch a full-time professional golf career when he retires from basketball.

Non-football employees at Manchester United have been given a June 5 deadline to decide whether to take an early bonus and leave the club, as Sir Jim Ratcliffe tries to cut staff numbers at Old Trafford by around a quarter.
Cole Palmer has admitted his rise to stardom since joining Chelsea has surpassed his expectations after leaving Manchester City.
Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on new England youngster Archie Brown, currently plying his trade in Belgium with Gent.
Ryan Gravenberch says he was "satisfied" by his first season at Liverpool and says he hopes to play for the Anfield club "for years to come".

Enzo Maresca is set to sign a five-year contract as Chelsea head coach and will be joined by five backroom staff from Leicester City.
Premier League clubs will be asked next week to agree to new financial proposals, put forward by Crystal Palace, which are aimed at boosting English clubs' competitiveness in Europe.
Sale Sharks are concerned Tom Curry, who has not played since having hip surgery following the World Cup, will have a shortened career if he goes on England's summer tour.
Essex head coach Anthony McGrath says England should take a serious look at all-rounder Matt Critchley for their Test team this summer.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is confident Manchester United will not be demoted from the Europa League and will be allowed to compete next season alongside Nice, the French club he also owns via his company Ineos.
West Ham have agreed a deal to buy the defender Fabrício Bruno from Flamengo for £12.5m plus £2.5m in add-ons.

The Football Association is preparing to roll out the largest-ever security operation at Wembley for Saturday's Champions League final to try and avoid the shambolic scenes which afflicted the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.
Casemiro was hurt by Erik ten Hag's decision to leave him out of Manchester United's FA Cup final starting XI with reports in Brazil contradicting the Dutchman's claims the player was injured.
Harry Maguire is skipping a family holiday in order to get himself fit in time for England duty at Euro 2024.
Reports in Italy suggest Liverpool took a liking to Atalanta midfielder Ederson when on a scouting mission to watch his team-mate Teun Koopmeiners.
The FA is facing further criticism from agents, who claim their livelihoods are being put at risk following Wi-Fi issues during the latest FIFA-mandated exam session at Wembley last week.
Arthur Melo is desperate for a second chance to play in the Premier League after an impressive season on loan with Europa Conference League finalists Fiorentina.

Steve Cooper declined the chance to pursue the managerial role at Burnley as he is in the running for a number of vacancies in the Premier League.

Liverpool have placed a £20m price tag on defender Sepp van den Berg after an impressive season in Germany with Mainz, but they will make no decision on his future until new boss Arne Slot has had a chance to assess him.
Former Chelsea trainee Jimmy Aggrey has broken his silence on the racism he suffered at the club while a youth player at the club in the 1990s.

Callum McGregor has backed Paulo Bernardo to return to Celtic next season.
Former Aberdeen ace Tsanko Tsvetanov has told Rangers they are signing a Premier League player in Jose Cordoba.

Steven Gerrard remained tight-lipped and would only say "everything is on the table" about signings for Al-Ettifaq this season amid continued speculation linking the Saudi club with Connor Goldson and James Tavernier.
Rangers are reportedly close to tying down exciting academy prospect Alexander Smith to a professional deal.
Tranmere Rovers are amongst several clubs taking an interest in Inverness Caledonian Thistle youngster Cameron Harper.

Myziane Maolida has says he is grateful for his loan spell with Hibernian but appears unlikely to return to the club next season.
    • Updated 1 hour ago
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is wanted by a number of Saudi Pro League clubs, while West Ham close in on a £15m deal for a Brazil defender.

A number of Saudi Pro League clubs, including Al Nassr, Al Ahli and Al Qasidiya, are keen on signing 32-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro from Manchester United this summer. (Goal - in Portuguese), external

West Ham have agreed a £15m deal with Flamengo to buy 28-year-old Brazil defender Fabricio Bruno. (Guardian), external

Manchester United's England forward Mason Greenwood wants to return to Spanish side Getafe next season after the 22-year-old recently played his last game as a loan player for the La Liga club. (Teamtalk), external

Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Greenwood, whose last appearance for Manchester United came in January 2022. (ESPN), external

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for Gent's 22-year-old English defender Archie Brown. (Mirror), external

Barcelona could try to bring Portugal forward Joao Felix back from Atletico Madrid for a second spell after the 24-year-old spent last season on loan at the Nou Camp. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Newcastle are pushing for an answer about a potential deal for English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, with the 26-year-old set to leave Fulham this summer when his contract expires. (Talksport), external

Liverpool have placed a £20m valuation on 22-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg, who is attracting interest from Brentford, Southampton and Wolfsburg after a successful loan spell at Mainz. (Athletic, subscription required), external

The Reds are interested in signing Atalanta's Brazilian midfielder Ederson, 24, who could become new manager Arne Slot's first signing. (Tuttosport - in Italian), external

Napoli have no intention of selling Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 23, to Paris St-Germain, with Antonio Conte set to become their new head coach. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian), external

Real Madrid's Brazil forward Rodrygo, 23, has cast doubts over his future at the club, raising the possibility of a move to Liverpool. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish, via Dazn), external

Tottenham will look to sell 23-year-old English right-back Djed Spence and Spain winger Bryan Gil, 23, this summer. (Football Insider), external

Competition is growing for RB Leipzig's Spain forward Dani Olmo, with Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Bayern Munich all interested in the 26-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish), external

Southampton are eyeing Sunderland's 23-year-old English winger Jack Clarke. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Inter Milan are interested in 26-year-old English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who Manchester United value at 12m euros (£10.2m). (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian), external

Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta are in advanced talks over a new long-term contract at the club. (Football Insider), external

Xavi's desire to sell 35-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski this summer was a key reason behind the Spaniard's sacking by Barcelona this month. (Sport - in Spanish)
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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday's newspapers


Aston Villa are looking at Conor Gallagher as they attempt to boost the squad ahead of next season's Champions League campaign, with Chelsea open to doing business due to Profit and Sustainability Rules.
Bayern Munich are interested in a move for Crystal Palace's Adam Wharton, as the new club hierarchy sees him as the midfield profile they have been missing.

Aston Villa are braced for new Liverpool boss Arne Slot to launch a bid for Ollie Watkins.
Football's top leagues and player unions will today join forces to tell Fifa: "We will not play in your Club World Cup - you're killing the game."
Chelsea want to back Enzo Maresca with at least four key signings this summer - but must fix their financial issues first.
Kalvin Phillips is considering leaving the Premier League entirely as he aims to resurrect his career.
Jude Bellingham has been labelled the world's most valuable player - and worth a staggering £238m, according to the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Swiss double-winner Raphael Wicky is a new name under consideration to become Sunderland's next manager.
Dharmesh Sheth and Sam Tighe discuss why Arsenal are the best-placed Premier League side to land a big player in the summer transfer window
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are being lined up for an incredible reunion, according to reports.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos have initiated the biggest shake-up of the working practices and the environment at Manchester United's Carrington training ground in the complex's 24-year existence.
The semi-automated offside system to be used by the Premier League next season will harness artificial intelligence and "force fields" to identify when attackers are ahead of defenders.

Manchester United staff were angered and frustrated by YouTuber IShowSpeed's appearance at a post FA Cup final bash after the victory over Manchester City.
Premier League clubs in Europe will be helped by a seeding system in next season's Carabao Cup, giving them a potentially easier path in a measure designed to reduce fixture congestion.
Jurgen Klopp was spotted boarding a private jet to leave Liverpool after bidding a final farewell to the Merseyside giants.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is heading into formal contract talks on course to become one of the best-paid bosses in the Premier League.
Caoimhin Kelleher has admitted he could leave Liverpool this summer as he pursues his ambition to become a first-choice goalkeeper.
Middlesbrough coach Aaron Danks is wanted by Bayern Munich to become part of Vincent Kompany's backroom team.
The Club World Cup will go on to establish itself as a bigger sporting spectacle than the traditional World Cup despite its naysayers, according to Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Speaking on the Transfer Talk Podcast, Sam Tighe suggests that Jarrad Branthwaite is a 'big prize' for Premier League clubs this summer with Everton's apparent need to sell players in order to comply with PSR rules
Aston Villa, West Ham and Arsenal are looking at USA Under-20s international Rokas Pukstas.

Arsenal are in the market for a new striker - with RB Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko top of their wanted list - and, while they are not expecting superstar signings this summer, they will strengthen their squad.
Ex-Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has emerged as an option for Leicester as they search for Enzo Maresca's replacement.

The Carabao Cup will use a new seeding mechanism to keep Champions League and Europa League teams apart in the third round of next season's competition.
West Ham United are close to signing Flamengo centre-back Fabricio Bruno.
Manchester City will allow Julian Alvarez to represent Argentina at the Olympic Games in Paris if he is selected.
Aston Villa defender Matty Cash has been omitted from Poland's preliminary squad for this summer's European Championship in Germany as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.
West Ham United are close to agreeing a deal with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
Franck Haise is close to becoming the new head coach of Nice after the INEOS-owned club reached an agreement with Lens for his appointment.
Brentford have finalised a deal to sign United States Under-19 goalkeeper Julian Eyestone on a free transfer.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has admitted Julian Nagelsmann's decision to leave him out of Germany's preliminary 27-man squad for this summer's European Championship has left him "bitter".
Chelsea have announced a new "strategic growth plan" which will see the women's side sit alongside the men's team in the club's sporting structure.
Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Sam Tighe suggests that Liverpool fans may be ready to accept a bid for Mo Salah this summer given his age and contract status
Esme Morgan is set to move to National Women's Soccer League side Washington Spirit.
Greenland has submitted an application to CONCACAF for membership in the confederation, which governs international football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, according to social media posts by the Football Association of Greenland and the men's national team manager Morten Rukjaer.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has identified Manchester United's dire injury record as a critical area to address, believing this will hugely improve performance after a season when the squad sustained more than 60 injuries.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will demand Manchester United's manager prepares for next season within tight profit and sustainability rules (PSR) in a severe end to extravagant net spending.
The Saudi Pro League chief football executive says Jordan Henderson's sudden exit did not harm their project but was instead more damaging to the England international "on a personal level".
Wembley chiefs are on alert to stop pro-Palestine protests at Saturday's Champions League final amid copycat fears after 'wretched' demonstrations at the women's equivalent.
Roland Garros favourite Iga Swiatek laid into the French crowd for shouting out during rallies after she had just saved match point in a breathless comeback to beat the former world No 1 Naomi Osaka.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will reportedly battle with Vincent Kompany's Bayern Munich for Leeds teenager Archie Gray this summer.
Vincent Kompany shares his thoughts following his appointment as Bayern Munich head coach

Premier League clubs will vote next week on a proposal put forward by Crystal Palace aimed at boosting the competitiveness of English sides in Europe.
Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo has confirmed he has held "a little discussion" over his future amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

Tottenham forward Richarlison has said he will be playing in England next season and dismissed suggestions he is in talks to leave the club as "fake news".
Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Morocco centre-back Chadi Riad, who is due to undergo a medical ahead of his £14m move from Barcelona.

Rangers will head to Cancun for a transfer summit this summer, with an Ibrox representative set to check into TransferRoom's Mexico convention on June 3 and 4.
Chief executive Carsten V. Jensen has hinted he expects interest to resurface in Brondby's key men - and Celtic's long-running interest in Mathias Kvistgaarden.
Rangers have ended their interest in Jose Cordoba as the Ibrox side pulled the plug on a deal for the £3m defender - with left-sided South American Thomas Galdames linked.

Kyogo Furuhashi has been targeted for a shock move away from Parkhead this summer - according to a report in his homeland.
Rangers have been linked with a move for Chilean defender Thomas Galdames who is set to play his last game for his Argentinian club Godoy Cruz this week.

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Manchester United are targeting Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite, while Aston Villa are keen on Chelsea's Conor Gallagher.

Manchester United
are targeting Everton's 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, who is valued at between £60-70m. (Sky Sports), external

Aston Villa are interested in Chelsea's 24-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher. (Independent), external

New Liverpool manager Arne Slot is keen to make a bid for Aston Villa and England forward Ollie Watkins, 28, as a replacement for Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, 24. (Sun), external

Manchester City are considering a move for Werder Bremen's 28-year-old German goalkeeper Michael Zetterer. (Bild via Sport Witness), external

Liverpool are planning to offer 20-year-old Northern Ireland defender Conor Bradley a new improved contract. (Teamtalk), external

Manchester United are considering a swap deal involving 22-year-old England striker Mason Greenwood and Atletico Madrid's 24-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix. (Star), external

Everton and West Ham have opened talks with Burnley over a deal for 22-year-old French defender Maxime Esteve. (L'Equipe - in French), external

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, 47, is a contender for the Leicester manager's job. (Mirror), external

Real Madrid plan to announce the signing of France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, before this summer's Euros. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Chelsea have to raise funds through players sales before 30 June to comply with Premier League profit and sustainability rules. (Sun), external

New Bayern Munich boss Vincent Kompany wants Middlesbrough coach Aaron Danks to join his backroom team. (Mail), external

RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg and Roma are interested in Manchester City's 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (Sun), external

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is in talks over a new contract that would see him become one of the highest paid managers in the Premier League. (Mail), external

RB Leipzig’s 20-year-old Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko is Arsenal's top transfer target this summer. (Mirror), external

Rennes and Lyon are set to bid £35m for West Ham's 28-year-old Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 31 May 2024 07:42, UK


Tottenham are ready to listen to offers for 11 first-team players, including Richarlison and Emerson Royal, as Ange Postecoglou prepares for a major overhaul of his squad this summer.
Benjamin Sesko favours a move to Arsenal this summer.
Everton have told Manchester United to forget about trying to sign Jarrad Branthwaite on the cheap.
Benni McCarthy is due to quit Manchester United after not being offered a new deal by the Red Devils.
West Ham's move for Brazil international centre-half Fabricio Bruno is understood to have collapsed over personal terms.
Sunderland have offered former Young Boys coach Raphael Wicky a two-year deal to become their new maanger.

Manchester United are taking their time over the future of Erik ten Hag with no decision expected on the manager this week.
West Ham's Brazilian star Lucas Paqueta has been cleared by his country's football federation (CBF) to play in the Copa America next month after the serious spot-fixing charges laid against the player from the English Football Association this month that could yet result in a lengthy ban.
Dharmesh Sheth and Sam Tighe discuss why Arsenal are the best-placed Premier League side to land a big player in the summer transfer window
Arsenal are ready to enter the race for Feyenoord left-back Quilindschy Hartman when the Dutchman returns from injury next season.
Dan Carter has revealed that he struggled with a "lack of identity, of purpose" following the conclusion of his career.

Kieran McKenna's new contract at Ipswich Town is worth about £6m a year, a deal that puts him among the country's highest-paid managers.
Jamie Carragher says Kieran McKenna's decision to stay at Ipswich is 'massive' for the club and gives them a better chance of staying in the Premier League
Arsenal want to tie down Mikel Arteta to a new long-term contract before accelerating their summer player recruitment plans.
Chelsea are ready to sell striker Armando Broja after receiving interest from Monaco, Southampton and potentially West Ham.
Domestic rugby union in New Zealand is teetering on the brink of a civil war with the players' association pushing to form a breakaway organisation to run the game after a vote to back proposals for an independent NZ Rugby board were rejected.

Crystal Palace are in talks with Sunderland over a deal to sign Jobe Bellingham.
Chelsea players are excited about the prospect of working with Enzo Maresca - and believe his tactical acumen can help them thrive.
Joao Palhinha says he is likely to stay at Fulham this summer - but refused to completely rule out an exit.
Tottenham's academy director has called for "calm" over teenager Mikey Moore but says head coach Ange Postecoglou is eager to blood young players in the first team.

Manchester United are considering a move for Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah as they assess centre-half options for next season.

Liverpool's Luis Diaz and Joe Gomez have emerged as targets for the Saudi Arabian Pro League as they look to attract younger players this summer.
Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Sam Tighe suggests that Liverpool fans may be ready to accept a bid for Mo Salah this summer given his age and contract status
West Ham have opened talks with Palmeiras over a £25m deal for winger Luis Guilherme.
Antoine Griezmann could leave Atletico Madrid for a cut-price fee when the summer transfer window opens due to an exit clause in his contract, according to reports.
Jack Grealish is set to report early for England duty as he fights for his place in Gareth Southgate's Euro 2024 squad.
Cameroon have U-turned on their original decision to sack manager Marc Brys after he originally had his position within the national team terminated following an explosive confrontation with Samuel Eto'o.
Luis Rubiales wants his daughters and a lip reader to testify on his behalf at his upcoming sex assault trial.
Edinson Cavani has retired from international football after being included in Uruguay's squad for Copa America.

Kalvin Phillips believes Barcelona 'fit him like a glove' as the midfielder targets a shock transfer to LaLiga.
Manchester United have confirmed the signing of 14-year-old prospect Silva Mexes - son of Premier League legend Robert Earnshaw - from Ipswich.
Premier League players have warned they are ready to go on strike if they are forced to play in FIFA's expanded Club World Cup which is scheduled to start in the summer of 2025.
West Ham great Julian Dicks is returning to football after agreeing to take charge of Isthmian League side Heybridge Swifts for a third time.
Manchester United's FA Cup final win, which pushed Chelsea down to the Europa Conference League, also means the Stamford Bridge club are £7m further away from being able to overcome their Profit and Sustainability problems.

Everton and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have begun talks over a potential contract extension.
Brentford are interested in signing Jobe Bellingham from Sunderland.
Financial experts working with two-time heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua have held exploratory talks with Watford over an investment in the club.
The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) is proposing five radical rule changes to the way football is played.
Frank Lampard is a contender to become Burnley's next manager following Vincent Kompany's move to Bayern Munich.
Vincent Kompany shares his thoughts following his appointment as Bayern Munich head coach
FIFPro has threatened to take matters "into its own hands" if FIFA does not address the "emergency" issue of player welfare.

Everton's prospective owner, 777 Partners, is expected to miss its latest deadline to buy the club, enabling Farhad Moshiri to commence talks with any other parties interested in his majority shareholding.

PSG are reportedly sounding out the possibility of a summer swoop for Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate.

England supporters could face fines of up to £4,000 for wearing counterfeit shirts at Euro 2024 in Germany due to stringent anti-counterfeit laws.
Manchester United are set to miss out on the signing of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot for a third successive summer after they failed to secure Champions League football.

Mikel Arteta fears the crowded football schedule will lead to players suffering from mental health problems.

Damian Garcia is reportedly a summer transfer target for Rangers - with the midfielder currently in the midst of a contract dispute at top Uruguayan club Penarol.
Rangers have reportedly been joined by Aberdeen in showing interest in Serbian goalkeeper Stojan Lekovic this summer.


James Bisgrove has dramatically quit Rangers for a job in the Saudi Pro League and it is understood he is moving to newly-promoted Al Qadsiah, who are owned by Saudi oil giants Aramco.

  • Updated 1 hour ago
Man Utd considering Chelsea's Trevor Chalobah, Liverpool duo wanted in Saudi and Tottenham listening to Richarlison offers.

Manchester United
are considering a move for Chelsea's 24-year-old English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah. (Independent), external

Liverpool's Colombia forward Luis Diaz and English defender Joe Gomez, both 27, are targets for Saudi Pro League clubs as they look to attract younger players this summer. (Mail), external

Tottenham will consider offers for striker Richarlison, 27, and 25-year-old right-back Emerson Royal, both Brazil internationals. (Standard), external

RB Leipzig and Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko, 20, favours a move to Arsenal this summer. (Mirror), external

Arsenal are ready to press ahead with their interest in £55m Sesko now. (HITC), external

Chelsea will appoint Leicester's Italian manager Enzo Maresca, 44, on a five-year contract, plus an option of a further year, when he becomes the club's fifth manager of post-Roman Abramovich era at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Chelsea's Albania forward Armando Broja, 22, is wanted by Wolves, Crystal Palace, and Everton. (Ben Jacobs on X), external

Everton have told Manchester United to forget about trying to sign England Under-21 centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite on the cheap. The Toffees want twice the £40m United hope to sign him for. (Mirror), external

Manchester United are considering extending English striker Mason Greenwood’s contract beyond next year to ensure a permanent sale goes through. Juventus, Napoli, Atletico

and Borussia Dortmund also want the 22-year-old. (i Sport), external

Atletico Madrid are emerging as favourites to sign Greenwood. (HITC), external

West Ham are in talks with Palmeiras over a deal for 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Luis Guilherme. (Fabrizio Romano), external
Arsenal are preparing to enter the race to sign Dutch left-back Quilindschy Hartman, 22, from Feyenoord. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Monaco are more advanced than Watford or AC Milan in the race to sign Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja. (L'Equipe - in French), external

Crystal Palace are in talks with Sunderland over a deal for 18-year-old English forward Jobe Bellingham, who can also play in midfield. (Standard), external

Brentford are also interested in Bellingham. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Everton have registered their interest in re-signing English midfielder Ross Barkley, 30, from Luton Town but are set to lose out to Aston Villa. (Football Insider), external

Manchester United are in advanced talks with 18-year-old English midfielder Kobbie Mainoo over signing a big new contract at the club. (Football Insider), external

Financial experts working with two-time heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua have held exploratory talks with Watford over an investment in the club. (Athletic - subscription needed)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 1 June 2024 08:27, UK


Manchester United are considering a move for Ousmane Diomande with Sporting prepared to compromise on their asking price in order to attract summer bids.
Marc Guehi is set to be given a chance to prove his worth for the Euros as part of England's final preparations for the tournament.
Chelsea are reportedly at odds with Enzo Fernandez over the midfielder's participation at the Paris Olympics.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been warned he will have to make changes at Manchester United - both on and off the field - incrementally to avoid any future issues with Premier League profit and sustainability rules.
Arne Slot could receive an early boost when he begins work as Liverpool boss on Saturday with the club reportedly ready to offer Conor Bradley a new long-term contract.
Sammy McIlroy has called on feuding sides to get together and save Morecambe, the club he guided into the Football League in 2007.

Bayern Munich are monitoring out-of-favour Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko, who could become Vincent Kompany's first signing as their new manager.
Arsenal physio Jordan Reece is set to join Manchester United
Manchester United are reportedly on the brink of securing a deal for young talent James Overy, who has been playing non-league football in Devon.

Real Madrid will unveil Kylian Mbappe as their new star on Monday, according to a new report.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have reclaimed their position as Europe's most valuable football club.

Manchester United have approached former Barcelona boss Xavi about becoming the club's new manager, according to sensational reports in Spain.
Everton are prepared to sell any of their star players this summer as they battle financial peril.
Antonio Conte is on the verge of taking over as Napoli boss - and is reportedly plotting a transfer raid on Chelsea this summer.
Despite being named as Barcelona's manager, Hansi Flick has yet to be officially registered as the club's new boss.
FIFA want to impose 18-team top divisions across the world of football, including the current 20-strong Premier League, as a war of words over the new Club World Cup continues.
Swansea City player liaison officer Huw Lake has been banned from football for a year for placing almost 2,500 bets on football in a five-year period - 130 times betting against the Swans.

Morocco defender Chadi Riad has completed a medical ahead of his proposed move to Crystal Palace.
Real Madrid are in talks about a new contract for highly-rated academy player Paulo Iago - but doubts have emerged on both sides over whether agreement will be reached.
Borussia Dortmund have signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with weapons manufacturer Rheinmetall.

Frank Lampard is among the initial candidates for the Burnley job, with the chairman Alan Pace running a full process to find Vincent Kompany's successor rather than making a quick appointment.
Pakistan bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi is set to withdraw from playing for the Welsh Fire in this year's Hundred and could instead play in a shorter tournament in Canada.
England Rugby are facing criticism from players including Joe Marler after their summer Test against Japan was not picked up by a broadcaster and will instead be streamed on RugbyPass - Marler called the plan "dross".

West Ham are in talks with Palmeiras over a deal to buy the 18-year-old attacker Luis Guilherme. The Brazil Under-20 international is valued by his club at about £25m.
Olympic champion Katie Ledecky says faith in the anti-doping system is at an "all-time low" in the wake of the way global regulators handled a case involving Chinese swimmers.

Kobbie Mainoo will sign a new deal with Manchester United following the Euros.
Ederson will have to hand in a transfer request if he wants to leave Manchester City.

Lazio sporting director Angelo Fabiani has hit out at Daichi Kamada's agents ahead of a move to Crystal Palace.
Hugo Lloris says he was "pushed aside" at Tottenham during the final few months of his time at the club.
Lee Carsley and other England youth-team coaches will be on the ground in Germany this summer to scout England's potential Euro 2024 knockout-round opponents.
Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo is on Liverpool's transfer radar and has said he wants to play in the "biggest competitions, at the best clubs".

Leicester City are expected to take their time over appointing a new manager with Enzo Maresca set to be confirmed as Chelsea's head coach.
Chelsea fans have shared split thoughts with Enzo Maresca set to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge
Michael Edwards has appointed a head of global goalkeeping as he continues to improve Liverpool's strategy under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group - Hans Leitert, who is a former coach at Tottenham Hotspur and the author of The Art of Goalkeeping.
Alexander Zverev's appeal hearing is under way in Berlin after a German court imposed a €450,000 (£380,000) fine on the tennis player for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend, the model Brenda Patea, with whom he has a three-year-old daughter.

After just one full season in the MLS, former Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis is close to sealing an £8m switch to Mexican side Cruz Azul from Atlanta United.
Hearts sporting director Joe Savage will step down from his role after three-and-a-half years at Tynecastle.
English outfits Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Blackpool are all keen to take a look at Queen's Park kid Max Willoughby this summer.
Liam Polworth has been persuaded to stay at Kilmarnock after a last-ditch effort by boss Derek McInnes.
  • Updated 1 hour ago

Borussia Dortmund cannot afford to re-sign England winger Jadon Sancho, 24, from Manchester United on a permanent basis. (Sky Sports), external

England midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, 19, will sign a new contract with Manchester United worth quadruple his current salary after this summer's European Championship. (Star), external

Everton are prepared to sell any of their star players this summer, including England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 30, and 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, who is a target for Manchester United. (Sun), external

Tottenham Hotspur could sign England forward Ivan Toney, 28, in a deal worth £40m from Brentford this summer. (Football Insider), external

Real Sociedad's Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 25, has no interest in joining Arsenal despite the Gunners' strong interest. (Sport - in Spanish), external

England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, is edging closer to joining Juventus from Manchester United. (Sun), external

Arsenal are interested in signing Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, 25, after Chelsea failed to make progress in negotiations for the Nigerian. (Gianluca di Marzio), external

Napoli have reached an agreement with Antonio Conte for the former Chelsea and Tottenham boss to become their new manager. (Fabrizio Romano), external

West Ham have agreed personal terms with Palmeiras' Brazilian winger Luis Guilherme, 18, who is set to move in a £25.6m transfer. (UOL - in Portuguese), external

Galatasaray are keen to sign Germany and Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 33, to bolster their squad for next season's Champions League. (90min), external

Manchester United could be interested in a deal for 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande from Sporting Lisbon. (Express), external

Nottingham Forest will set a price tag of £40m for English midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 24, who is interesting Tottenham. (Football Insider), external

Brazil goalkeeper Ederson, 30, continues to be linked with a move to Saudi Arabia but he will have to ask for a transfer if he wants to leave Manchester City. (ESPN), external

Sunderland's talks with former Reims boss Will Still over their vacant managerial position have broken down. (Sky Sports), external

Only Paris St-Germain could afford 28-year-old Anthony Martial's wages if the forward decides to return to his native France after leaving Manchester United. (Foot Mercato - in French), external

Saudi Pro League clubs could be willing to pay 100m euros (£85m) to sign Brazil winger Raphinha, 27, from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish), external

Eintracht Frankfurt want to sign Brighton's 32-year-old Germany midfielder Pascal Gross but have not ruled out a move for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, from Manchester City. (Sky Sports Germany)


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


Liverpool have joined the race for Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.
Manchester City want to secure Erling Haaland to a new contract - in a bid to avoid the prospect of an Etihad exodus next year.
Erik ten Hag has vowed that three new signings will transform Manchester United into top-four contenders - if he can also find a cure to the injury problems that wrecked the last Premier League campaign.
Sepp van den Berg is desperate to leave Liverpool having been serially loaned out - but believes they are pricing him out of a move.
Kai Havertz has revealed that he sees himself as a No 9 for Arsenal going forward after enjoying a strong end to the season.

The plot to launch a European Super League has been dealt a fresh blow after Juventus decided to rejoin the body of clubs opposing the controversial breakaway competition.
Jose Mourinho has agreed a two-year deal to manage Turkish giants Fenerbahce and will be reunited with his former assistant Ricardo Formosinho with whom he last worked at Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Vincent Kompany's wages at Bayern Munich are reportedly set to see him earn £2.6million more than their former head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

Newcastle have reportedly switched their focus to a move for Juventus defender Dean Huijsen after Chelsea hijacked their pursuit of Tosin Adarabioyo.
AC Milan are set to reignite their interest in Jakub Kiwior this summer.

Incoming Fenerbahce manager Jose Mourinho already faces a transfer dilemma according to reports, with Arsenal eyeing a swoop for full-back Ferdi Kadioglu who has already agreed terms on a move to the Emirates.

Chelsea are confident of beating Newcastle to the signing of the Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer.

Everton striker Neal Maupay, who spent the season on loan at Brentford, has taken a pop at England and their famous "It's Coming Home" chant as he joked that the nation's international tournament dry spell is set to continue.

British tennis authorities will install a new high-tech hybrid clay court this month in an effort to improve its players' fortunes on the surface.

Chelsea are ready to hijack another of Newcastle's potential summer deals as they are interested in Valencia's goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili along with Fulham's Trevor Chalobah.
West Ham are in talks over a deal to sign Brazilian teenager Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras.

Ange Postecoglou could be set to raid his old club with Tottenham Hotspur joining Manchester United in the race for Celtic midfielder Daniel Kelly.
Ryan Christie says the Scotland squad are in a state of shock after Lyndon Dykes' freak injury that has ruled him out of Euro 2024.
Leon Balogun has set his sights on bringing silverware to Ibrox after extending his Rangers stay - on the day when five of his team-mates headed for the Ibrox exit door.

    • Updated 1 hour ago
Manchester City want to commit Erling Haaland to a new deal and Arsenal have enquired with Barcelona about Mikayil Faye.

Manchester City have made tying down Norway forward Erling Haaland, 23, to a new deal at Etihad Stadium a priority. (Mirror), external

Arsenal have enquired with Barcelona over the availability of 19-year-old Senegal defender Mikayil Faye. (Mail), external

The Gunners want to secure the signing of RB Leipzig's Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 21, before his 65m euro (£55.4m) release clause runs out at the end of June. (Florian Plettenberg), external

Paris St-Germain want Napoli to lower their 100m euro (£85.2m) valuation of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia closer to 60m (£51.1m) euros, as they bid to tie up a deal for the 23-year-old Georgia forward. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required), external

However, Napoli are ready to offer Kvaratskhelia a new deal that would include a sizeable release clause. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Manchester United are interested in signing Wolves' Brazil forward Matheus Cunha, 25, and West Ham's Ghanaian winger Mohammed Kudus, 23. (Mirror), external

Newcastle United and Liverpool are both keen on signing Brentford and Cameroon forward Bryan Mbeumo, 24. (L'Equipe - in French), external

Monaco are prepared to sell France midfielder Youssouf Fofana - a target for Arsenal and Manchester United - for £20m, with the 25-year-old's contract set to end next year. (Goal), external

New Barcelona coach Hansi Flick is interested in re-signing Joao Felix, 24, on loan from Atletico Madrid despite the Portugal winger failing to find his best form at the Nou Camp under previous boss Xavi. (Marca - in Spanish), external

Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 35, who has agreed to come out of international retirement to play at the Euros, wants to sign a new contract at Atletico Madrid after a successful season playing as a centre-back. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Newcastle remain in talks with Bournemouth over a deal for English defender Lloyd Kelly, 25, after missing out on Fulham's 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who is set for a medical at Chelsea. (Sky Sports), external

Manchester United are £30m short in their valuation of 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, who is valued by Everton at £70m. (Football Insider), external

Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg, 22, has asked to leave Liverpool this summer. (De Telegraaf, via Standard), external

Jose Mourinho will reunite with his former assistant Ricardo Formosinho, who he worked with at Manchester United and Tottenham, after agreeing to become Fenerbahce boss. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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


Jadon Sancho is ready to go back to Manchester United - but only if Erik ten Hag leaves this summer.
Manchester United could lose the services of Bruno Fernandes this summer with the midfielder's agent reportedly holding talks with Bayern Munich.

Atletico Madrid are emerging as favourites to sign West Ham centre-half Nayef Aguerd in a £20m-plus swoop.
Manchester City will move for AC Milan's super keeper Mike Maignan if Ederson leaves.
John Textor has asked the Premier League for a grace period to save Everton while still co-owning Crystal Palace.
Lucas Paqueta asked West Ham boss David Moyes to leave him out of the Premier League match which led to him being hit with spot-fixing charges.

Newcastle United will attempt to get a deal for Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly over the line this week after missing out on Tosin Adarabioyo.
Borussia Dortmund Ultras ignored direct demands from Wembley chiefs who met them ahead of the Champions League final in a vain effort to stop any pyrotechnics stunts.
Jack Grealish is battling for his place in England's squad for Euro 2024, while Harry Maguire is emerging as a serious injury doubt for their tournament opener in Germany.

The SFA have asked Scottish clubs to green-light proposals to double the salaries of key members of the board.

Iga Swiatek earned a staggering £8,843 per minute as she blitzed through her fourth-round match at the French Open in just 40 minutes.

Jamie Murray believes it may be a case of "now or never" for him and his brother, Andy, to fulfil their goal of competing together in the men's doubles at Wimbledon in what could be Andy's final appearance there.

Manchester United and Manchester City are set to be given the go-ahead by Uefa to compete in the same European competitions as their sister clubs (Nice and Girona) in the coming season.

West Ham United have moved closer to a £25.5million deal to sign 18-year-old Palmeiras forward Luis Guilherme.

Luka Modric has agreed a new one-year Real Madrid contract to keep him at the club until 2025.

LA Galaxy are in advanced talks with free agent Marco Reus

Southampton boss Russell Martin wants a reunion with Matt O'Riley but the Premier League new boys could be priced out of the bidding for the Celtic midfielder.
Stephen Robinson is on Sunderland's hitlist if they miss out on their top target Will Still.

Ben Doak is set for his Scotland debut as Steve Clarke admits he can't replace Lyndon Dykes.

Bayern Munich want to sign Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho could play again for Manchester United and Victor Osimhen waits on Arsenal offer.

Bayern Munich
have made an approach about signing Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, from Manchester United. (O Jogo - in Portuguese), external

Jadon Sancho, 24, is ready to go back to United following the England winger's loan spell at Borussia Dortmund - but only if Erik ten Hag leaves this summer. (Mirror), external

Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, is waiting for an offer from Arsenal or Saudi Arabia. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian), external

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has met with Crystal Palace’s sporting director Dougie Freedman in London to explore their position on the possibility of selling
England defender Marc Guehi, 23, England midfielder Eberechi Eze, 25, and France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, this summer. (Football Insider), external

Palace will move for Leeds' Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville, 22, if they have to sell Olise or Eze this summer. (Mirror), external
Although Summerville is also a target for Liverpool. (Mirror), external

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who turns 33 later this month, is expected to receive offers to leave Manchester City this summer. (Football Insider), external

Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken to two his former team-mates in a bid to persuade them to join him at Al Nassr - Real Madrid's Spain defender Nacho Fernandez, 34, and Manchester
Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 32. (Marca - in Spanish), external

Tottenham could make an offer for Nottingham Forest's England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 23, before the end of the month. (Football Insider), external

Newcastle United will attempt to complete a deal for Bournemouth's English centre-back Lloyd Kelly, 25, this week. (Telegraph), external

West Ham have moved closer to a £25.5m deal to sign 18-year-old Brazilian forward Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras. (Times), external

Fulham have made Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe one of their summer transfer priorities and are ready to bid for the England midfielder, 23, early in the window. (Telegraph), external

Los Angeles Galaxy have sent a contract offer to former Germany midfielder Marco Reus, 35, who is set to become a free agent after playing his last game for Borussia Dortmund. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca will be announced as the new Chelsea coach on Monday, having signed a five-year contract. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Meanwhile, the Blues are confident they can strike a deal for Fulham's 26-year-old English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo, who is expected to become a free agent at the end of June. (Football London), external

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is expected to be named the new Napoli coach this week. (Nicolo Schira), external


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Napoli have picked out two Arsenal players - Takehiro Tomiyasu and Emile Smith Rowe - they would be willing to include in any potential swap deal that would see £110m-rated striker Victor Osimhen move to the Gunners.
UEFA will allow sister clubs Manchester United & Nice (Europa League) and Manchester City & Girona (Champions League) to compete in the same European competitions next season, despite multi-club ownership restrictions.

Alan Pardew has been approached by Burnley as they look for a successor to Vincent Kompany.
Yves Bissouma had his watch stolen after being sprayed with tear gas by muggers outside his hotel in Cannes.
West Ham could miss out on transfer targets Fabricio Bruno and Luis Guilherme as both have emerged as targets for clubs in the Saudi Pro League.
Arsenal are reluctantly set to sell Eddie Nketiah this summer to free up cash to sign Benjamin Sesko.

Kylian Mbappe will wear the No 9 shirt at Real Madrid for his first season, as he waits for Modric to leave and vacate the No 10 that he wears for France.
Newcastle are looking to sign Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, who is also a Chelsea target.
Tottenham have made contact with Rennes over signing brothers Desire and Guela Doue.
Cristiano Ronaldo is trying to persuade former team-mate Casemiro to join him at Al Nassr.

Sunderland are determined not to sell Jobe Bellingham this summer, despite interest from several Premier League clubs.

The FA asked UEFA to ban sales of alcohol around the stadium before England's Euro 2024 opener against Serbia, but were denied.

Steven Gerrard has stepped up plans to take Rangers duo James Tavernier and Connor Goldson to Al Ettifaq this summer.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson targeted by Saudi Pro League clubs, Aston Villa set to sign Ross Barkley and Arsenal to let Eddie Nketiah leave.

Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, 31, has been identified by the Saudi Pro League as one of their main targets for this summer. (Teamtalk), external

Aston Villa look set to complete a £5m deal to sign England midfielder Ross Barkley, 30, from Luton Town. (Talksport), external

Arsenal will reluctantly let England international Eddie Nketiah, 25, leave the club, with Fulham prepared to offer around £30m for the forward, who is also interesting Crystal Palace, Wolves and Everton. (Sun), external

The Gunners are also open to offers for Ukraine left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, 27, who has been linked with Bayern Munich. (Football Insider), external

Leeds United's Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville has emerged as a £30m transfer target for Liverpool. (Mirror), external

Sunderland are determined not to sell England youth international Jobe Bellingham, 18, with Tottenham, Brentford and Crystal Palace all keen on the midfielder. (Guardian), external

Manchester United and Liverpool are monitoring Sporting Lisbon and Portugal centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 22. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Real Madrid have decided to exercise their option to sign Spain forward Joselu, 34, on a permanent transfer from Espanyol. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Liverpool are plotting to sign a new defensive midfielder, with Japan international Wataru Endo, 31, viewed only as a stop-gap player. (Football Insider), external

Borussia Dortmund do not have first option to buy on-loan Dutch defender Ian Maatsen, 22, with Chelsea's £35m release clause open to any clubs interested in the 22-year-old left-back. (Mail), external

England winger Jadon Sancho, 24, will push for a permanent move back to Dortmund from Manchester United this summer. (Star)