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Real Madrid are monitoring developments with Harry Kane as they consider forwards to bolster their strike force this summer.

Second bids for Manchester United have to be lodged by the middle of next week - with final offers due around Easter.

Melissa Reddy with the latest as Harry Kane's future could be unresolved heading into the January window with Tottenham not willing to sell him this summer

Sheffield United have introduced a series of extraordinary cost-cutting measures to avoid entering administration as soon as next week.

Wolves were on the wrong end of another refereeing blunder in their 2-1 defeat at Newcastle last weekend, an independent panel has ruled.

Gareth Southgate will stand by Kyle Walker for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine after the England defender was involved in an alleged incident in a Cheshire bar.


Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag met Sir Jim Ratcliffe during the British billionaire's visit to Carrington amid takeover talks.

Manchester United star Alejandro Garnacho has officially snubbed Spain to play for Argentina.

Paris Saint-Germain ultras have announced they are planning a protest against Lionel Messi.


Manchester United are set to appoint Adidas executive Matt Hargreaves to lead their football negotiations.

Newcastle United forward Miguel Almiron is set to be out for the next six weeks after suffering a thigh injury in training.


Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani's financial experts are examining Manchester United's accounts before making a second bid for the club, with no guarantee this will constitute an increased offer.

Kaveh Solhekol says we can expect second bids for Manchester United next week as Sir Jim Ratcliffe visits Old Trafford to hold talks over a potential takeover

Chelsea have stepped up interest in buying a stake in Strasbourg after Uefa's president, Aleksander Ceferin, opened the door to relaxing restrictions on clubs with the same owner playing in the same European competitions.


Premier League clubs have told the Football Association that they are producing the highest quality players in Europe, even if the volume of game-time for England-qualified players [EQPs] has consistently fallen as the league has become more successful.


Robbie Savage has offered to reimburse production staff who will not be paid after Six-0-Six was cancelled during the Linekergate crisis.


Chris Eubank Jr's cousin Harlem Eubank has revealed that the Brighton boxer was not himself on the day of the Liam Smith fight. Harlem, a fellow professional boxer, says he noticed a troubling shift in Chris' body language while in the dressing room before his walk out.

A look back at how one of the sport's most intense rivalries culminated in an unforgettable victory for Liam Smith over Chris Eubank Jr in January


Celtic are pushing for a return to bumper away crowds in Old Firm clashes for next season - after it was revealed rival punters will be banned from Celtic Park and Ibrox for the remaining two league encounters.

Lowland League clubs have green-lit plans for a Conference involving Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and Aberdeen B teams to be established at tier five of Scottish football.

Real Madrid are monitoring developments with Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, whose contract runs out in 2024 and has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United or Bayern Munich. (Mail)

A 200m euros (£175m) release clause written into Erling Haaland's contract with Manchester City is no longer valid and the club will be able to set their own price should they wish to sell the 22-year-old Norway striker, who is under contract until 2027. (Goal)

Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, has appointed a new agent to handle a potential deal away from the London club. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is keen to return to Barcelona and speaks to manager Xavi often. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Brighton are prepared to offer in-form Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma, 25, a record deal as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal register their interest. (Goal)

Arsenal are preparing a new bid for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo despite the 21-year-old signing a new contract recently. (Football Insider)

Sevilla will not be making 30-year-old Manchester United and Brazil defender Alex Telles' loan deal permanent. (Mirror)

Patrick Vieira was sacked as Crystal Palace manager because it was believed he was being too soft on his under-performing players. (Mirror)

Chelsea are "highly interested" in signing West Ham's Declan Rice, 24, in the summer - the England midfielder is contracted at London Stadium until 2024. (Florian Plettenberg)

Injury-plagued France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31 - who has not played since August because of a hamstring problem but is returning to fitness - is "poised" to sign a new two-year deal at Chelsea. (Sun)

Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, a long-time target of Manchester United and Chelsea, said in an interview on Spanish television: "Barca has always been the club of my dreams... I hope to be able to continue there for many more years". (TV3 - in Catalan)

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, whose current deal at Everton runs until the summer of 2024, has been offered a new contract but is waiting to see how the season pans out before signing it. (Football Insider)

Liverpool will allow former England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, and Guinea's Naby Keita, 28, to leave as free agents in the summer, while Brazil's Arthur Melo, 26, will return to Juventus at the end of his loan deal as Jurgen Klopp bids to rebuild his midfield. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bayern Munich's Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, has sealed a move to Liverpool, according to former Reds player Jose Enrique, who made the disclosure on a live web stream. (Sun)

Napoli's Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 22, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester City, could be tempted to join Newcastle if they qualify for next season's Champions League. (Football Insider)

Barcelona would be willing to sell midfielders Ousmane Dembele, 25, of France, and Ferran Torres, 23, of Spain, to raise the money to fund the signing of Juventus's Italian forward Federico Chiesa, 25. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, has been offered a one-year contract extension by Barcelona, with the option of a further year, but is also weighing up a possible switch to Inter Miami or Toronto in the MLS, and has had offers from three clubs in Saudi Arabia. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are set to appoint Adidas executive Matt Hargreaves, who has a legal background and is a United fan, to lead their football transfer negotiations. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is in line to be given an extension to his three-year contract, despite ongoing negotiations over the possible sale of the club. (Mirror)

Chelsea want to sign Leeds United's French goalkeeper Illan Meslier, 23, in the summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United have rekindled their interest in Bayer Leverkusen's France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, and Dutch left-back Mitchel Bakker, 22. (90min - in German)

Diaby has long been a target of Arsenal, but the Premier League leaders may struggle to compete with Newcastle in their pursuit of the £62m-rated forward. (Express)

Departing Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, wants to stay in Europe when he leaves Anfield at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa has dismissed rumours suggesting the 30-year-old Egypt forward wants to leave Liverpool. (90min)

Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in Anderlecht'sDutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen, 20. (Het Laatste Nieuws - in Dutch)

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, has been told he can leave Chelsea this summer. (Mirror)

Ex-England boss Roy Hodgson, 75, is ready to return as Crystal Palace manager on a deal until the end of the season after positive talks over the weekend. (Sun)

Chelsea are considering building a new stadium at Stamford Bridge that could cost up to £2bn and would involve them playing at another stadium for four years, with Craven Cottage, Twickenham and Wembley potential temporary venues. (Mail)

Wolves will listen to offers for Ruben Neves this summer with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool keen on the 26-year-old Portugal midfielder. (Mirror)

Liverpool will not offer Guinea midfielder Naby Keita a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season with Inter Milan interested in the 28-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Ghana forward Mohammed Kudos is concentrating on helping Ajax defend the Dutch title, rather than rumours of a move to Manchester United, and says he will enter talks over a contract extension "when the time is right". (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Tottenham are monitoring Watford winger Adrian Blake, 17, who is out of contract in the summer. The England-born teenager has been at the club's academy since he was nine but is yet to make his league debut. (Mail)

Borussia Monchengladbach are resigned to losing midfielder Man Utd Kone in the summer with Chelsea among the clubs interested in the 21-year-old Frenchman. (Caught Offside)

Former France and Arsenal team-mates Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry could be set to battle it out for the vacant role as United States men's national team coach. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain are willing to pay up to 180m euros (£159m) for Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 22. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)


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Everton will make an ambitious move for West Ham striker Michail Antonio if they beat the drop.
Chelsea and Newcastle are keeping an eye on former Manchester City forward Brahim Diaz.
Several Tottenham players want Antonio Conte to be sacked "now" after being stunned at his weekend rant against them and the club's owners.
Nike and Puma are to stop making football boots from premium kangaroo leather after pressure from animal rights activists and a crackdown in the United States.
Ipswich are planning to make a move for Portsmouth striker Colby Bishop if they secure promotion to the Championship.

Chelsea are plotting a move to sign Napoli's red-hot striker Victor Osimhen in the summer and will include winger Christian Pulisic in a player-plus-cash deal according to reports in Italy.
Steven Gerrard is set to be part of Channel 4's broadcast team for their coverage of the European Championship qualifiers.
Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy will not be linking up with Australia for two friendlies against Ecuador because of a lingering back problem.
Chelsea have been in talks with Premier League rivals Fulham over a four-year ground share while they redevelop Stamford Bridge.
A friendly match between England and Italy supporters has been targeted by hooligans in a chilling development ahead of this week's European Championship qualifier in Naples.
England fans have been left stranded after the FA's official travel partner cancelled their trip to Naples just days before Gareth Southgate's side face Italy in a repeat of the EURO 2020 final.
Jamie Redknapp and Karen Carney discuss Antonio Conte's outburst following Tottenham's 3-3 draw with Southampton in the Premier League.
Tottenham and Antonio Conte have held crisis talks following a stunning verbal assault on his players with chairman Daniel Levy set to gauge opinion before deciding his head coach's future.
Franck Kessie came off the bench to score an injury time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Madrid and take a 12-point lead in LaLiga.
Clinton Morrison and Danny Cowley assess the impact that Antonio Conte's scathing criticism of his team will have on the Tottenham players.

Manchester United and Liverpool could be set to rival each other for the signing of Ruben Neves in the summer.
Liverpool are expecting interest in some of their fringe players from Ajax in the summer with sporting director Julian Ward set to join the Dutch club.

Former referee Keith Hackett says Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic deserves a 10-game suspension for his shove on referee Chris Kavanagh on Sunday.

Former Newcastle defender Jetro Willems was punched by a supporter as tensions boiled over when Gronignen hosted Heerenveen in the Dutch top-flight.

Bayern Munich plan to send Joao Cancelo back to Manchester City at the end of the season.

James Tavernier has called on Rangers to produce an awesome April as they look to make amends for February's Old Firm flop.
Dundee United are set to demand a "VAR summit" after being left furious by a controversial penalty call in their draw with St Mirren on Saturday. Motherwell and Kilmarnock were also critical of weekend decisions made with technological assistance.

Aston Villa are considering a move for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United are prepared to sell club captain and England centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 28, this summer. (Football Insider)

Manager Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to offer veteran English midfielder James Milner, 37, a new deal. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are interested in a move for Inter Milan and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 26, in the summer. (InterLive, via Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Newcastle are both monitoring former Manchester City forward Brahim Diaz. The 23-year-old Spaniard is currently on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid but could become available at the end of the season. (Sun)

Arsenal want to sign Galatasaray's French right-back Sacha Boey, 22. (Aksam - in Turkish)

Germany attacking midfielder Marco Reus, 33, wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund, where he is captain, until the end of his career. (Sky Germany - in German)

Tottenham could reignite their interest in Napoli and South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26, this summer. (Football Insider)

Everton will move for West Ham's Jamaica striker Michail Antonio, 32, in the summer, if they avoid relegation. (Sun)

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 22, hopes to stay at Ajax beyond the end of the season despite interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. (De Telegraaf, via 90min)

Besiktas are preparing to trigger the purchase option in their loan deal for West Ham's Congo defender Arthur Masuaku, 29. (Fanatik, via Inside Futbol)

Former Everton boss Frank Lampard is ready for his next managerial role, nearly two months since he was sacked by the Toffees. (Sun)


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Tuesday 21 March 2023 08:02, UK


Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma this season.
Emiliano Martinez has revealed he wants to stay at Aston Villa for "many years to come".
West Ham are reportedly interested in replacing David Moyes with Reims boss Will Still.
Former Juventus striker Christian Bunino, now playing in Serie C for Lecco, was bizarrely sent off on Sunday against Piacenza for urinating on the side of the pitch while waiting to come on as a sub.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has slammed snooker's bosses in an astonishing rant, claiming the sport is "in the worst place it has ever been" and that those running it "aren't the smartest of people", while suggesting players need to go on strike to force through change.

Brighton CEO Paul Barber has played down talks of winger Karou Mitoma leaving the club in the next transfer window.
Manchester City have reportedly moved quick to try and land upcoming Croatian 16-year-old Luka Vuskovic amid interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
Chelsea are considering a move for Andreas Pereira as a possible replacement for Mason Mount, but could face competition from Atletico Madrid and PSG.
Real Madrid have opened talks with Eduardo Camavinga about extending his contract with the club, according to a new report, which suggests the inclusion of a mammoth release clause.
The son of Tottenham legend Justin Edinburgh has hit out at the group of Colchester fans who chanted 'vile and hurtful' songs about his late father during Leyton Orient's League Two clash on Saturday.
Kylian Mbappe is set to be named as the next captain of France later this week, replacing Hugo Lloris who retired from international football after the World Cup in Qatar.
Arsenal are ready to make a summer move for Red Bull Salzburg forward Noah Okafor, but will face competition from London rivals Tottenham and West Ham for the £25m-rated player.
France boss Didier Deschamps has admitted his regret at the decision made by Manchester United defender Raphael Varane to retire from international football, but says he respects the decision.
LIV Golf's start to life on America's CW Network is going from bad to worse, with their lowly 0.2 per cent rating for the season-opener somehow dropping to 0.14 per cent for the event in Tucson last weekend.
NBA star Ja Morant could be back with the Memphis Grizzlies as early as Wednesday as he looks to move on from the strip club gun scandal which saw him suspended for eight games.

Rival Premier League clubs are likely to make their opposition clear if Qatari investors win the race to take over Manchester United.

England fans travelling to Naples to watch this week's Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy are becoming increasingly concerned over their safety and a lack of co-operation coming in from local authorities.

Tottenham have reportedly made contact with Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner as uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte's future goes on.
The Football Association have been urged to ban Aleksandar Mitrovic for a minimum of six matches and have been warned that a soft approach to the growing abuse of match officials will lead to a referee being murdered.
Dermot Gallagher explains why Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off in the FA Cup for pushing a referee, while Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes wasn't for a similar incident in the Premier League against Liverpool
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has continued his ruthless overhaul of the club's backroom staff by sacking head groundsman Jason Griffin after over 30 years of service.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has been backed to follow in the footsteps of USA sporting greats Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Former USMNT striker Eric Wynalda has urged his country's football federation to do all they can to convince the Gunners loanee to play for them over England.

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to agree Antonio Conte's departure from the club this week.
Newcastle United are looking into a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as manager Eddie Howe feels the Scotland international has the physical attributes to succeed in his system.

Mo Salah's agent has responded sternly to claims the forward wants to leave Liverpool this summer.
Bayern Munich plan to send Joao Cancelo back to Manchester City at the end of the season.

Man Utd Tuilagi believes Steve Borthwick's new-look England can be a contender at this year's Rugby World Cup despite their disappointing finish in the Six Nations.

Motherwell defender Max Johnston is set to be offered a route to the English Premier League with Burnley.
Former Celtic hero Erik Sviatchenko looks set to swap Europe for North America - with the Danish defender closing in on a reported move to MLS outfit Houston Dynamo.
St Mirren are set to open talks with manager Stephen Robinson over a new long-term contract and are also keen to tie down Australia defender Ryan Strain on fresh terms.

Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe is understood to be open to a permanent stay with French side Nice, where he is spending the season on loan.

Andy Walker has hit out at the use of VAR by Scottish referees after seven contentious calls over the weekend.
Former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has bagged a new job five months after being sacked by Aston Villa, having been snapped up by Channel 4 for the England's upcoming Euro qualifiers.

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to agree the departure of their Italian manager Antonio Conte, 53, this week, with former player and English first-team coach Ryan Mason, 31, likely to take charge until the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Tottenham players believe Conte will leave because his comments after the Southampton game have soured relations with some members of the squad. (Times - subscription required)

Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner is one of the contenders to succeed Conte, with Tottenham having already made contact with the 48-year-old Austrian. (Bild - in German)

Spurs want £100m up front for England striker Harry Kane if they consider selling the 29-year-old in the summer when he will have one year left on his contract. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City are growing confident they can land England's Jude Bellingham, 19, in the summer, but Real Madrid remain in the race for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. (ESPN)

Liverpool are not willing to pay the fee demanded by Dortmund for Bellingham so will switch their attention to Wolves' Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, instead. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he doesn't want to pay a "stupid price" for the club. (Wall Street Journal)

Arsenal are ready to offer Norway playmaker Martin Odegaard, 24, a new deal to keep him at the club until 2030. (Football Transfers)

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani will make a second bid for Manchester United on Wednesday after positive talks with the club last week. (Sky Sports)

Declan Rice is expected to leave West Ham this summer with Chelsea and Arsenal leading the chase for the 24-year-old England midfielder. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 25, in action for Brighton. (Sun)

Newcastle United are targeting Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay this summer and the 26-year-old Scotland international is believed to be open to the move. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus' hopes of signing N'Golo Kante, 31, for free in the summer have been dashed, with the France midfielder set to agree a new two-year deal with Chelsea. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham have looked at Red Bull Salzburg striker Noah Okafor, with the 22-year-old Switzerland international's contract ending in summer 2024. (Mail)

Aston Villa's World Cup-winning keeper Emiliano Martinez insists he is planning to stay at the club, despite huge interest in the 30-year-old Argentina international. (Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to sell Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, following a breakdown in contract renewal talks. (Football Insider)

Fulham's former Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, 27, is attracting interest from Chelsea, who see the Brazilian as a potential replacement for 24-year-old Englishman Mason Mount - but they face competition from Atletico Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (ESPN)

Barcelona's Spanish captain Sergio Busquets, 34, is considering offers from the Major Soccer League and Saudi Arabia, but will decide during the international break whether to reject them and agree a new deal to stay at the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Wednesday 22 March 2023 07:50, UK


Napoli will demand £150million for their star striker Victor Osimhen this summer, according to reports, with Manchester United and Chelsea chasing his signature.
Peterborough United will receive a bonus payment of around £1m from Brentford if Ivan Toney makes his England debut in this week's European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank claims Ivan Toney 'truly deserves' his England call-up and reveals he found out about his selection from Bees team-mate Saman Ghoddos.
Second bids for Manchester United have to be lodged by 9pm on Wednesday night - with the club set to be sold for a world-record fee of more than £5bn should the Glazers accept one of the offers.
Premier League stars are being encouraged to tone down their celebrations by managers for fear of goals being ruled out by VAR and it affecting their concentration.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be tasked with getting England's strikers firing once his appointment to Gareth Southgate's staff is confirmed.

Manchester City have suffered an injury scare after Erling Haaland withdrew from the Norway squad because of a groin injury, ahead of facing Liverpool in their first game back after the international break.
Erling Haaland's former coach Alf Ingve Berntsen says the 'sky is the limit' for the 22-year-old striker who has broken Man City's 94 year-old record for most goals scored in a season.

Harry Redknapp has teased a Tottenham return to assist Ryan Mason, if Antonio Conte is sacked as expected this week.
Millionaire stars at Tottenham were branded selfish and savaged for not being able to perform under pressure - and now they are being pampered with a "well-being guru" to keep stars happy.
England fans have been warned not to wear belts in Naples ahead of the Three Lions' trip to Italy on Thursday, amid fears of violent clashes with Italian ultras.
Premier League and EFL clubs have shelled out a staggering £1.3m in fines this season for abusive and aggressive behaviour.
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has claimed John Obi Mikel once swung for him.

Lando Norris was put in a headlock and robbed of his £144,000 watch after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, a court has heard.
Rafa Nadal's absence from Indian Wells saw the 22-times Grand Slam champion slip out of the top 10 for the first time since 2005 this week.

Shaun Murphy has hit back at Ronnie O'Sullivan following the snooker great's angry rant about the state of the sport.
Mercedes driver George Russell admits the 'correct decision' has been reached after being forced to give the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix third-place trophy back to Fernando Alonso.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is said to be "very confident" his debt-free bid to buy Manchester United can win over the Glazer family as the £5 billion takeover battle enters its defining stage.
Daniel Levy has difficult questions to answer over the running and direction of Tottenham Hotspur as he attempts to identify a long-term successor to Antonio Conte.
Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol and senior reporter Melissa Reddy provide an update on Antonio Conte's future at Tottenham after he criticised the club and some players following their 3-3 draw against Southampton.
Rory McIlroy is looking at using a replica of the putter with which he won his first two majors more than a decade ago as he seeks finally to end his Masters void and so become just the sixth player in history to complete the career grand slam.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale joked that his dad might text Mikel Arteta and beg him to stop asking his son to play out from the back.

Wolves owners' Fosun have opened talks over a potential investment in Belgian club K.V. Oostende as they look into expanding their portfolio of football clubs in Europe.
Jack Willis is hopeful he can continue to represent England after the World Cup as the openside flanker closes in on a new contract with Toulouse in the Top 14.
Jonny Bairstow is expected to miss the Indian Premier League this year and focus on preparing for the Ashes as he continues his comeback from a broken leg last summer.

Former Celtic star striker Moussa Dembele will leave Lyon this summer when he contract expires, it has been reported.

Liverpool have held talks with Monaco Sporting Director Paul Mitchell over potentially taking on the same role at Anfield.
Dani Carvajal has opened up on the El Clasico rivalry within the Spain camp after it was reported that the Barcelona and Real Madrid players have been 'kept apart in training'.
England white-ball coach Matthew Mott has repeatedly spoken of his desire to tempt Ben Stokes out of ODI retirement ahead of the 50-over World Cup later this year.

The Scottish FA are considering developing a team of specialist video assistant referees as they bid to improve their practices amid a weekend of VAR chaos in the top flight.

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Monaco's 25-year-old France defender Axel Disasi. (Mail)

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is set to increase his bid for Manchester United to £5.5bn. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Liverpool lead Barcelona in the race to sign Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, this summer. (Football Insider)

Tottenham players have been in contact with former manager Mauricio Pochettino about a return to the club. (Sky Sports)

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he would "love" to work with Ryan Mason if he is appointed interim boss. (talkSPORT)

Chelsea and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, could return to Barcelona as a low-cost option only 12 months after his move to Stamford Bridge. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea may release Aubameyang from his contract this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are the latest club to consider a move for 24-year-old Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Napoli want no less than 150m euros (£132m) for Osimhen this summer. (Il Mattino - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain have made Manchester City's Portugal forward Bernardo Silva, 28, one of their top summer targets. (Revelo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid remain in talks with 37-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric over a new contract. He has attracted interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham are unlikely to exercise the option to sign on-loan France defender Clement Lenglet, 27, on a permanent deal from Barcelona. (AS - in Spanish)

Liverpool's former England midfielder James Milner, 37, will be forced to take a pay cut if he signs a new contract. (Football Insider)

Wolves' owners are in talks to buy a stake in Belgian club KV Oostende. (Guardian)

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is close to agreeing a new contract at Everton. (Football Insider)

Liverpool may move for Bayern Munich's 20-year-old Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch if they miss out on top target Jude Bellingham, 19, of Borussia Dortmund. (The Athletic - subscription)

France forward Moussa Dembele, 26, will leave Lyon at the end of the season and become a free agent, with clubs in England, Italy and Germany keen. (Sky Germany)

French striker Neal Maupay, 26, could leave Everton this summer amid interest from clubs in Italy. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)


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Thursday 23 March 2023 07:41, UK


Tottenham risk missing out on Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season, with the Argentine manager high up on Real Madrid's shortlist if Carlo Ancelotti leaves the Spanish club this summer.
Dele Alli's time with Besiktas reached a new low when his manager questioned the England midfielder's commitment after he missed training on Wednesday and was reportedly not answering his phone.
Gareth Southgate is excited to have another shot at leading England to glory and hinted that winning next summer's Euros may see him extend his stay.
Gareth Southgate asks England fans to respect the local culture ahead of their match against Italy in Naples

Gianluca Scamacca is set to face England on Thursday night under a cloud of uncertainty as he changes agencies and considers his future with West Ham
The battle for Manchester United descended into farce last night as the initial deadline for second bids passed. Representatives of the Qatar-based group and that of Sir Jim Ratcliffe had both claimed that their offers had gone in before the 9pm cut-off.
Kaveh Solhekol explains that an extension has been given to Qatari and INEOS bidders for Manchester United after the initial deadline passed
Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has said he is hopeful Chelsea will be able to sign Joao Felix this summer and even suggested two players they might look to offload to help them in their pursuit.
Folarin Balogun sent US football fans into a frenzy after posting a picture on Instagram which appeared to show him in Orlando, near where the national team is currently holding a training camp. Balogun is eligible to play for the country, as well as England and Nigeria.
Brendan Rodgers has revealed Harry Souttar could be used as a makeshift striker after the Leicester boss experimented with the idea in training.

Jermain Defoe has questioned the point of pursuing a coaching career as a black player after seeing numerous older pros of colour denied an opportunity to manage.
Liverpool's forgotten man Arthur Melo is set to leave the club without playing a single Premier League minute. That is despite him declaring it was a "dream" to join the Reds last summer.

Declan Rice has said Graeme Souness' criticism of his game is "harsh" because he "doesn't watch West Ham every week", as the England midfielder insisted he generally takes pundit scrutiny on board to improve his game.
Roberto Mancini does not expect a call from Premier League investigators as the Italy boss says his time at Manchester City was "all above board".
Tottenham attacker Dejan Kulusevski has voiced his respect for "important man" Antonio Conte despite the uncertainty over his club manager's future.

Tottenham are reportedly interested in luring Dean Henderson from Manchester United this summer as they hunt for Hugo Lloris' successor. Erik ten Hag is on the search for a new stopper of his own amid uncertainty about David De Gea's Old Trafford future.
Randal Kolo Muani has seemingly opened the door to a move away from Frankfurt this summer, with Manchester United among the clubs expressing an interest. Erik ten Hag is set to be in the market for a marquee striker as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cesc Fabregas holds no grudges against Mesut Ozil after he announced his retirement from football. The former Arsenal captain has paid tribute to the German despite him blocking his return to the Gunners nine years ago.
Andy Ruiz Jr has called for a fight with Tyson Fury after his proposed heavyweight unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk fell through.

Manchester United are set to beat Chelsea and other Premier League rivals to the signing of Watford full-back Harry Amass, who was part of the first-team squad for their FA Cup clash with Reading earlier this season before he had even turned 16.

Dele Alli has not gone absent without leave at Besiktas, as has been claimed by outspoken coach Senol Gunes, but is in London after the Turkish club agreed to allow him to attend a doctor's appointment on Wednesday.
John Blain, one of the former cricketers and coaches accused of racism by former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq, has revealed he will challenge any guilty verdict in the High Court and that the accusations made him consider suicide.

Rangers have been running the rule over Nottingham Forest defender Jonathan Panzo. The Light Blues have scouted the central defender, who is currently on loan at Coventry.
Celtic's fears over Ange Postecoglou's long-term future were easing as Brentford's Thomas Frank emerged as a frontrunner for the Tottenham job.
Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has urged Kieran Tierney to jump at the chance of getting regular first-team football away from Arsenal.
Open Goal are set to end their partnership with Broomhill FC after just a year. The podcast and entertainment brand - fronted by former Celtic and Swindon star Si Ferry - entered into the revolutionary agreement with the Lowland League club last summer.

Brighton have confirmed that Chelsea paid £21.5m in compensation for prising away head coach Graham Potter and his backroom team last September.
Arsenal are the worst offenders when it comes to abusing referees, with Mikel Arteta's side having been fined a whopping £185,000 this season for poor behaviour.
Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi says he has no plans to leave the club in the short-term after turning down the chance to join Arsenal during the January window.
Christian Eriksen is set to give Manchester United's midfield a boost after he returned to training on grass.
Casemiro has been handed the captain's armband by Brazil's interim manager Ramon Menezes, with the Manchester United midfielder one of few older outfield players in his squad to face Morocco.

Leeds legend and former Scotland star Willie Bell has died at the age of 85.
Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes has opened up on his anger at the Scottish FA's referees' department and says he is fed up at receiving apologies over incorrect decisions and VAR mistakes.

Manchester United could use Tottenham's interest in English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26, to persuade Spurs to sell England striker Harry Kane, 29. (ESPN)

Eintracht Frankfurt's France forward Randal Kolo Muani, 24, who is a £105m target for Manchester United, has suggested he is open to a move this summer. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

Manchester City have reignited their interest in Bayer Leverkusen's 19-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz. (90min)

Tottenham risk missing out on former manager Mauricio Pochettino in the summer with the Argentine high on Real Madrid's wish list if current boss Carlo Ancelotti leaves. (Times - subscription required)

Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 22, says he wants to stay at Tottenham and that the uncertainty over the future of Spurs manager Antonio Conte will not impact the club's option to buy him. (Mail)

Chelsea have accepted they will need to take a sizeable loss if they are to sell Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, in the summer. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing 19-year-old Italy forward Wilfried Gnonto from Leeds United.(Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Juventus and Napoli are among several Italian clubs who are also interested in Gnonto. (90min)

Arsenal and Barcelona's hopes of signing Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad appear to be over after the 24-year-old said he does not intend to leave at the end of the season. (Mail)

Barcelona are interested in signing Monaco's 21-year-old Brazilian defender Vanderson. (Sport - in Spanish)

Several clubs have shown interest in signing English left-back Brandon Williams, 22, from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Juventus' France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, has hinted he may be interested in a summer move to Liverpool. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are prepared to sell Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, with a number of Premier League clubs believed to be monitoring the 25-year-old's situation. (90 Min)

Manchester United are set to sign Watford's English left-back Harry Amass and beat Chelsea to the 16-year-old's signature. (Evening Standard)


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Paul Mitchell has been earmarked for a role in any INEOS football structure at Manchester United, should the Sir Jim Ratcliffe-led consortium buy the club.

World Athletics has banned trans women from international competition, Sebastian Coe has confirmed.

Ronnie O'Sullivan went "too far" with his criticism of snooker, the sport's chief has said, after the seven-time world champion said it was "in the worst place it's ever been".


Marcus Rashford is ready to wait and see what Manchester United's new owners put on the table before committing to a new contract. The England forward, 25, has only a year of his current deal left at the end of this season.

Tyson Fury has revealed that he and wife Paris are expecting their seventh child. The Furys welcomed baby Athena to their clan in August 2021, with many expecting their young daughter to be their last child.

Zack Steffen has admitted that he has no plans to return to Manchester City at the end of the season. The American joined Pep Guardiola's side in 2019 and has made 21 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

Tim Sherwood has claimed that he stopped Tottenham from selling Harry Kane to Leicester City - for just £600,000.

An England fan had his ticket for the Italy match ripped up by the FA after showing off an offensive Diego Maradona flag.

Holland's preparations for their Euro 2024 qualifiers this week are in disarray after five players were forced to leave their camp with illness.


Huddersfield Town is to be bought by an American consortium after agreeing an 11th-hour takeover to avoid entering administration and being condemned to relegation.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has blamed the previous Blues regime for sanctioning the change to a tribute for club legend Ray Wilkins which featured in an episode of Ted Lasso and supporters labelled 'disrespectful'.

The Qatar bid for Manchester United will finally land on Friday - but it will still be way short of the Glazers' valuation.

Folarin Balogun will be selected for the U21 European Championship despite the threat of the striker switching allegiances from England to the United States.


The American former owners of AC Milan have tabled an offer for a minority stake in Manchester United. Elliott Investment Management, which before selling Milan last year celebrated a first Serie A title in a decade with the Italian giants, had initially made a proposal offering financing to any potential bidders.

Anthony Watson is the latest England international considering a move to France this summer. The Leicester Tigers wing is set to visit the Top 14 side Castres in the coming days, as he assesses his options for next season. He could take up an option in Japan.

Revamped plans for a European Super League would see Celtic and Rangers eclipse the huge sums currently on offer for competing in the UEFA Champions League.

Marcus Rashford took to social media on Thursday to reveal he is taking some 'Downtime' in the Big Apple.

There is every chance Brighton defender Levi Colwill, on loan from Chelsea, earns his first England call-up for the summer fixtures against Malta and North Macedonia.


Italian police reportedly knocked an England fan unconscious in ugly scenes ahead of the Three Lions' Euro 2024 qualifying match in Naples. There had been fears of horror clashes ever since the Italian FA confirmed the game would be staged in the city, which is famed for its football-related violence.

Liverpool have been handed a significant blow in their pursuit of recruitment expert Paul Mitchell, as they may face competition from Manchester United to secure his services.

Emma Raducanu could find herself unable to compete at next year's Olympics despite claiming she would "love to" play. The country's top-ranked woman has not represented the national team for almost a year. After making herself "unavailable" for next month's Billie Jean King Cup qualifier tie, Raducanu is running out of chances to make herself eligible for Paris 2024.


David Beckham has invested £49m ($60m) into Inter Miami's training facilities, with the footballing mogul continuing to transform the MLS franchise.

Chris Kamara has revealed he urged Jose Mourinho to move for Virgil van Dijk - when the Dutchman was impressing at Southampton.


Antonio Conte could miss out on the prospect of a £15m payday by leaving Tottenham before the end of the season. Tottenham are expected to agree Conte's exit after the Italian criticised the club's players following the 3-3 draw with Southampton in which Spurs let a 3-1 lead slip.

McLaren have announced a big restructure of their technical department in a bid to arrest their alarming decline in performance, with technical director James Key leaving the Woking team with immediate effect.

The Times' Charlotte Duncker and the Guardian's Jonathan Liew explain what makes Harry Kane such a special player.

An England supporter who was pictured with an offensive flag referencing the death of Diego Maradona had his tickets for Thursday night's Euro 2024 qualifier revoked and was condemned by the Football Association.

World Athletics has put itself on a potential collision course with the International Olympic Committee after banning Russia and Belarus athletes from elite competition.


Glamorgan will benefit from the knowledge of one of English cricket's finest white-ball minds with Mark Alleyne returning to elite head coaching after a gap of 15 years.

Gareth Southgate says it was an 'historic moment' for 'outstanding' Harry Kane, after the England captain became his country's record goalscorer.

Steven Gerrard believes it might be time for Harry Kane to "move on" after the Tottenham striker became England's leading scorer - with Manchester United interested.

Ibrahima Konate admits Liverpool need to freshen up their squad with new additions this summer if they're to be Premier League title challengers again.


Michael Beale is hoping for a five-star summer as he plans for the next stage of his Rangers restoration project.

Barry Ferguson reckons Billy Gilmour needs to move on from Brighton to get his career back on track - and says he'd love to see him back at Rangers.

Hundreds of England fans missed kick-off in their Euro 2024 qualifier with Italy after being bused to the stadium in the wrong direction.

Swedish chief Mats Enquist says his country will never use VAR until it stops ruining games for fans.


The race for Alfredo Morelos' signature continues to heat up with the striker coming to the end of his Rangers contract.

The Colombian striker, whose current deal is set to expire in the summer, has been heavily linked with a move away from Glasgow after failing to agree a new contract with the club as of yet.

The European Super League would offer Celtic and Rangers a 'big opportunity' to progress, according to the man spearheading the controversial project.

The planned breakaway league caused major backlash upon its announcement back in early 2021, with opposition eventually leading to the vast majority clubs who had signed-up to withdraw.

Real Madrid have reactivated 'Operation Haaland' with the intention of signing prolific Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, from Manchester City in 2024, when a release clause in his contract of up to 240m euros (£212m) becomes active. (AS - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich have decided to sack manager Julian Nagelsmann, 35, with his fellow German and former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel the leading candidate to replace him. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham could turn to Nagelsmann as a replacement for Italian Antonio Conte, 53, who looks set to leave the Premier League club. (Football.London)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United are considering a summer move for Juventus' 19-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior. (90min)

England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, will hold off signing a new contract at Manchester United until the club's new owners are confirmed. (Sun)

Arsenal have joined Leeds, AC Milan and Sevilla in the race for Barcelona and Spain Under-19 international Ilias Akhomach, 18. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool face competition from Manchester United to secure the services of recruitment guru Paul Mitchell, 41, who will leave Monaco this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester City are working on a deal for Hajduk Split centre-back Luka Vuskovic but face competition from Paris St-Germain for the 16-year-old Croatian. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton have joined Newcastle in considering a move for 19-year-old Brazilian striker Giovani, who plays for Palmeiras. (ESPN Brazil - in Portuguese)

Everton will put up French striker Neal Maupay, 26, for sale in the summer. (Football Insider)

The chances of Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, leaving Paris St-Germain for his former club Barcelona are increasing. (90min)

Barcelona could be banned from European football next season after Uefa opened an investigation into payments made to a former vice-president of Spain's referees' committee. (Sun)

Manchester United's Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 28, will make a decision on his future at the end of the season. (Mirror)

Concerns are growing among some parties interested in buying Manchester United that the Glazer family may choose not to sell the club. (Guardian)


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Harry Maguire claims he will view his England career as a "failure" unless they win a trophy.

Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe is one of seven players who could be in line for a summer exit.

Thomas Zilliacus admits that he does not have the wealth of Sheikh Jassim but the Finnish entrepreneur insists that his bid to buy Manchester United is "serious and credible."

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland is "touch and go" to face Liverpool after the international break, according to his father Alfie.


Tyson Fury is hoping to become a knock-out as a property tycoon - by starting a firm to buy, sell and lease real estate.


Everton could face a worrying points deduction after the Premier League confirmed they had been charged with breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol provides an update after The Premier League referred Everton to an independent commission for an alleged breach of its profitability and sustainability rules. The club deny any wrongdoing.


Tottenham want to hold talks with Julian Nagelsmann as uncertainty reigns over the future of current head coach Antonio Conte.

Kenny Sansom has opened up about rebuilding his life after a battle with booze that left him in a coma and unable to walk, talk or eat.

National League captains have written to the Football Association to ask for urgent talks over controversial contract changes.


Dundee are looking to bolster their final Championship title charge with the signing of American Pierre Reedy.


Stve Clarke has signed a new contract to extend his spell as Scotland boss.

Tottenham Hotspur have made 35-year-old German Julian Nagelsmann - sacked as Bayern Munich manager - the number one candidate to replace Italian Antonio Conte, 53, as their new boss. (Football Insider)

Spurs want to hold talks with Nagelsmann, having previously been informed the former RB Leipzig boss has a 'soft spot' for the Premier League club. (Mail)

However, Nagelsmann could be considered as the next Real Madrid manager, with 63-year-old Italian Carlo Ancelotti's future uncertain. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July, is open to a return to Spurs if Conte is sacked by the club. (Sun)

Spurs are willing to part ways with 36-year-old France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, the club's captain, this summer. (Football Insider)

German Thomas Tuchel, 49, will target Chelsea's English assistant coach Anthony Barry, 36, after being named as Nagelsmann's replacement at Bayern. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern moved quickly to appoint Tuchel due to fears that he may be approached by Real Madrid or Tottenham. (Mirror)

Tuchel will also attempt to sign Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 28, from former club Chelsea. (Calciomercato, via Football.London)

Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in exploring a deal for Chelsea's Kovacic. (90min)

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, and those involved in negotiations over his future believe a move to Spain is likely. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal will sell their record signing Nicolas Pepe, currently on loan at Nice, this summer but may have to pay the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international to leave. (Sun)

Newcastle United have held talks with the representatives of Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram as they prepare to rival Inter Milan for the 25-year-old's signature. (90min)

West Ham's Brazil international midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, will leave in the summer if the Hammers are relegated. (Football Insider)

PSV Eindhoven are open to selling Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, 25, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all showing an interest. (90min)

Barcelona are hopeful Uefa will not decide to ban the club from European competition amid an ongoing investigation into the club's alleged bribing of Spanish referees. (Mail)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has provisionally agreed to host an all-star fundraising match at Stamford Bridge in August in partnership with the Football for Ukraine charity. (Evening Standard)


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Man City are ready to make Erling Haaland the Premier League's top earner - and kill off talk of a Real Madrid raid - as Etihad bosses plan to sit down with the 42-goal striker at the end of the season to discuss a new £500,000-a-week deal.

The billionaire Qatari sheikh trying to buy Manchester United hopes to persuade the Glazer family to sell - by discussing a joint venture with the Glazers which could see NFL games in the Middle East.

Kaveh Solhekol brings us up to date on the latest developments surrounding the possible takeover of Manchester United takeover and describes the next steps in the process

New Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel wants to reunite with Chelsea aces Edouard Mendy and Mateo Kovacic, reports suggest.

Manchester United are set to rival Arsenal in the race to sign striker Rasmus Hojlund, according to reports.


Chelsea are yet to receive an approach from Bayern Munich over Anthony Barry joining the German club despite Thomas Tuchel signalling his intentions to recruit the English coach.

New Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel said he wasn't expecting to be in his position

Barcelona have confirmed that defender Andreas Christensen has suffered an injury to his left calf while on international duty with Denmark.

Harry Maguire has suggested that it would be a failure if England failed to win Euro 2024 following their progress at recent international tournaments.


The Premier League is facing urgent questions from top-flight clubs over its decision to charge Everton with breaching spending rules just nine months after insisting that they had no case to answer.

Real Madrid star Luka Modric has dismissed suggestions that he could join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr.

Juventus have put a £9.7m price tag on young winger Samuel Iling-Junior, according to reports.

Wout Weghorst was asked to drop into a deeper No 10 role during a game by manager Erik ten Hag, the striker has revealed.

Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Norwich City youngster Alex Matos.

Dana White claims Conor McGregor's hugely anticipated UFC comeback could be staged at Madison Square Garden in New York.


The former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was pelted with bottles and other objects thrown by Celtic supporters after celebrating his goal in a charity match at Anfield on Saturday.

Ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard scored in Liverpool Legends' 2-0 win over Celtic, before celebrating in front of the Celtic fans. Proceeds raised from the match will support a range of LFC Foundation's and partner charities. (Credit: LFC)


Manchester City midfielder Rodri left Premier League title rival Martin Odegaard in agony with a crunching tackle as Spain faced Norway on Saturday.

Tottenham may reportedly miss out on signing loanee Dejan Kulusevski when the summer transfer window opens if they do not finish in the top four.


Aleksandar Mitrovic may have cost himself a move to Manchester United with his red-card rage at Old Trafford.

Leeds are interested in re-signing Kalvin Phillips in the summer.


Mesut Ozil has sought to turn the page with former club Arsenal after announcing his retirement from football.


Lionel Messi has thanked the Argentinian Football Association after they renamed the national team's training centre after him.

Chelsea could be set to tear up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's contract after his recent trip to Barcelona, it has been claimed, with Inter Milan keeping tabs on his situation.


World Rugby is exploring an innovative law change that would see yellow cards upgraded to reds by television officials at this year's World Cup.


Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been spotted wearing an Everton kit at a keep-fit kick-about in Colombia.

Manchester United are interested in signing Brighton's Republic of Ireland international striker Evan Ferguson, 18. (Football Insider)

United also have "concrete interest" in Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund, 20, who plays for Atalanta. (Ekstra Bladet, via Sport Witness)

Fulham and Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 28, had been a target for Manchester United before he was sent off at Old Trafford for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh. (Daily Star)

Manchester City are ready to offer Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, a new contract worth £500,000 per week in a bid to stave off interest from Real Madrid. (Sun)

Leeds United are interested in re-signing England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, this summer despite him only joining Manchester City last year. (Daily Star)

Brighton will not allow manager Roberto de Zerbi, 43, to leave if Tottenham Hotspur want him to replace their current boss, 53-year-old fellow Italian Antonio Conte. (Team Talk)

No talks had taken place between Tottenham and German Thomas Tuchel, 49, before the former Chelsea boss was appointed Bayern Munich manager on Friday. (Evening Standard)

England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28, will definitely leave Southampton this summer if the Saints get relegated, with Tottenham keen to sign him. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Southampton's Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter Milan are keeping tabs on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's situation at Chelsea and could make a move for the Gabon international striker. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Midfielder Luka Modric, 37, has dismissed suggestions he will move to a Saudi Arabian club with the Croatia international saying he wants to retire at Real Madrid. (Mail)

Tottenham are interested in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte, 21. (Mirror)

Leeds have also sent scouts to watch the Uruguay international. (O Jogo via Goal)

West Ham are keen on Coventry and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 24, who is valued at around £20m. (Sun)

Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leeds and Leicester are all also monitoring Gyokeres. (90min)


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Tottenham could have competition in the race for Julian Nagelsmann as it emerges that Real Madrid are reportedly big admirers of the boss.

N'Golo Kante's contract talks are into the final stages, according to reports - and the midfielder looks set to commit his future to Chelsea.

Lionel Messi could be set to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Inter Milan this summer, according to reports.

Brighton wonderkid Evan Ferguson is set to snub a host of suitors to stay on the South Coast.

Leeds will be sweating over the fitness of star man Wilfried Gnonto after the forward went off injured in Italy's Euro qualifier against Malta.

Folarin Balogun has fuelled speculation he could leave Arsenal by revealing he would be open to returning to Stade Reims.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly willing to accept a huge wage cut to return to Barcelona.


Wayne Rooney had to decline the opportunity to award Harry Kane with a commemorative golden boot to mark the current England captain becoming the national team's all-time leading goalscorer due to his commitments with DC United.

The FA are close to appointing a new director of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is emerging as a target for a trio of Premier League sides as the midfielder prepares to leave Liverpool - with Aston Villa, Newcastle and Brighton among the clubs to have an early interest in the former Arsenal star.

Reece James is not expected to be a long-term absentee after pulling out of the England squad on Saturday.


Ukraine supporters took aim at Vladimir Putin, both in song and symbolically, as their national team took on England at Wembley on Sunday.


Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga has admitted he has been frustrated by his lack of playing time at the club this season.

The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, has revealed that Carlo Ancelotti would be an obvious choice to fill the vacant managerial position at the end of the season.

Bayern Munich have made an official approach to Chelsea for their first-team coach Anthony Barry.


Chelsea have received an approach from Bayern Munich for highly-rated coach Anthony Barry, but the club are disappointed with their former head coach Thomas Tuchel for making his interest public.


Everton's alleged breach of Premier League profit and sustainability rules is likely to centre on the costs related to their new £500m stadium and the impact of Covid-19.


Daizen Maeda says he is withdrawing from the Japan squad so he can focus on making himself fit for a vital period at Celtic.

Christian Ramirez has opened up on his Aberdeen 'frustration' as he marked his debut in MLS with a double in a 6-1 win.


Castore admit they underestimated the demands of supplying kits to Rangers after coming under fire from fans.

Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica and Portugal forward Goncalo Ramos, 21, who has a release clause of 120m euros (£105.6m). (Record, via Goal)

Striker Evan Ferguson, 18, will turn down a move to Manchester United because the Republic of Ireland international thinks staying at Brighton will be better for his development. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will consider Brentford's Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, 27, as an alternative to his compatriot David de Gea, 32, who is yet to agree a new contract. (Give Me Sport)

Chelsea are willing to pay £100m for top target, Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, of Napoli. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are in discussions with France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, over a new two-year contract, with the option of a further year at Stamford Bridge. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Blues are disappointed with former manager, German Thomas Tuchel, for making public his desire to take highly-rated English coach Anthony Barry to Bayern Munich. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal will prioritise another attempt to sign Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Brighton are interested in signing England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, whose contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the season. (Mail)

Newcastle are interested in signing Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28. (Football Insider)

South Korea defender Kim Min-jae has been linked with Manchester United but the 26-year-old says he is not interested in rumours about his future and that he wants to focus on playing for Napoli. (Mail)

Barcelona have ruled themselves out of signing Portugal and Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is still yet to agree a new deal at Barcelona and could move to Major League Soccer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City believe Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan does not want to stay with the club, with the 32-year-old in negotiations with Barcelona about joining them when his contract runs out in the summer. (Sport)

Barcelona do not want Spain forward Dani Olmo, 24, to renew his contract with RB Leipzig so they can sign him on a free transfer when his current deal ends in 2024. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Arsenal will go head-to-head in a battle to sign Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 21, after an impressive start to his career at Goodison Park. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

The head of the Brazilian FA (CBF) has claimed Real Madrid's Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti is the perfect man to replace Tite as coach of the national team. (Reuters)


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Manchester United are interested in signing Goncalo Ramos from Benfica.
Bukayo Saka will become Arsenal's top earner when he signs a new five-year contract worth up to £300,000-a-week.
Manchester United are "already negotiating" a transfer for Ruben Neves as Barcelona pull out of the race for the Wolves star.
Wolves loanee Fabio Silva admits he "maybe" would have liked to stay a little longer at Porto instead of moving to Molineux.
Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly received a huge boost in their pursuit to sign Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic.
The Sun's Jack Rosser and Mail on Sunday's Rob Draper discuss what impact Everton's FFP breaches will have on their new £550m stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Tottenham will not rush into finding Antonio Conte's permanent successor - despite three candidates - Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann - being currently out of work.
Vitesse Arnhem, the Dutch club who become infamous for their influx of Chelsea loanees, are reportedly on the brink of collapse.

Tottenham Hotspur made contact with Julian Nagelsmann's representative at the weekend after starting the process of finding a successor to Antonio Conte.
Chelsea face having to raise substantial amounts of cash by selling off players this summer to avoid breaching the Premier League's financial rules next year after reporting large losses for a second successive season.
Manchester City will conduct tests on Erling Haaland's groin injury this week to establish whether their top goalscorer will be available to play against Liverpool on Saturday.
West Ham United are open to buying the London Stadium after the venue's owner admitted that it would remain a burden on the capital's taxpayers even if a naming-rights deal was secured.
The Princess of Wales intends to continue with the tradition of presenting the Wimbledon singles trophies this year regardless of whether the champions are from Russia or Belarus.

Tottenham called time on Antonio Conte's tenure after believing the manager had lost the dressing room and would have little chance of guiding the club to another top-four finish following his furious evisceration of the players at Southampton.

Erling Haaland has returned to Manchester City to continue rehabilitation on a groin injury picked up last week.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is seeking clarification on whether top target Julian Nagelsmann is open to replacing Antonio Conte as the club's new head coach.
Everton's charge for breaching Premier League spending rules could delay the completion of their new stadium with potential funding partners reluctant to commit until the matter has been resolved.
Bukayo Saka will earn close to £15m a season when he finally signs his new contract with Arsenal.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is edging closer to a move to Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho's Roma future appears to still be up in the air after it emerged that the club's chief decision-makers are still yet to hold talks with the Portuguese coach.
Russia could be banned from team sports at next year's Paris Olympics under conditions being considered to allow athletes from the country to compete as 'neutrals' at the Games.
Anthony Joshua could fight Tyson Fury next if he beats Jermaine Franklin on Saturday night.

Major League Soccer clubs have come up with a novel way to afford bringing Lionel Messi to America: by every team contributing a portion of the Argentina legend's salary.
Sadio Mane is looking forward to teaming up with Thomas Tuchel as he looks to prove to Bayern Munich exactly why they bought him.
Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed that Gabriel Jesus vowed to win the Premier League for Arsenal on his first day at the Gunners.
Jack Grealish spends over £50 on his post match meal by ordering the same Chinese takeaway after every Manchester City home game.

Liverpool have yet to open contract talks with James Milner despite Jurgen Klopp's eagerness to secure the player's services for another year.
Fulham have requested a personal hearing with the Football Association after Marco Silva and Aleksandar Mitrovic were handed multiple charges following their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Manchester United.
Leeds United are hopeful that Willy Gnonto and Max Wober have avoided lengthy absences after carrying out assessments on the injuries suffered by them on international duty.
Manchester United defender Maria Thorisdottir has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2022-23 season and the 2023 Women's World Cup with a foot injury.

Daniel Levy will start work on finding Tottenham Hotspur's next permanent manager immediately with Julian Nagelsmann at the top of his list of targets, but the club's chairman faces more problems and the threat of further fan anger.
Tottenham are considering announcing a price rise to season tickets at a time when the faith of supporters is being tested again and many are being hit by the cost of living crisis.

Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is eager to seek a new challenge after just one year at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester United winger Antony is nowhere close to the level of Bukayo Saka or Mohamed Salah as things stand, according to Chris Sutton.

Barry Robson is on the verge of being named Aberdeen boss untll the summer.
Rangers star Fashion Sakala has blasted his own Zambia fans - accusing the national team's supporters of "vicious insults and endlessly booing" him.

Manchester City have no plans to sell England midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer, despite the 27-year-old making only limited appearances since his move from Leeds United. (Football Insider)

However, Phillips is said to be prepared to leave City amid fears his lack of playing time may affect his chances of being selected for England. (90min)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, could move to the MLS this summer - with each of the 29 clubs in the league contributing to his salary. (Sport - in Spanish)

PSG remain in contact with the representatives of Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31. (90min)

Napoli value 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, at a minimum of 150m euros (£131.7m). (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham made contact with former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann's camp at the weekend, with the club wanting to talk to candidates to replace Antonio Conte as soon as possible. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is waiting to hear if Nagelsmann is open to joining Spurs, with Real Madrid and Chelsea also interested in the 35-year-old. (Mail)

Bayern Munich's squad has split into two factions over the decision to sack German manager Nagelsmann. (Bild, via Goal)

Antonio Conte plans to recharge his batteries before any return to management, with Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Roma all keeping him in mind. (Mail)

Leeds United striker Rodrigo, 32, will likely have to take a pay cut if he is to sign a new contract at the club. The Spain attacker's current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2024. (Football Insider)

England forward Bukayo Saka, 21, will earn close to £15m a season when he finally signs his new contract with Arsenal. (Mail)

Chelsea face having to raise substantial amounts of money by selling off players this summer to avoid breaching the Premier League's financial rules next year. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool have yet to open contract talks with former England midfielder James Milner despite Jurgen Klopp wanting to keep the 37-year-old for another year. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Brighton and Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 18. (Football Insider)

Borussia Dortmund want to sign 19-year-old Northern Ireland midfielder Shea Charles from Manchester City. (Bild - in German)

Barcelona will have to sign at least three to four players on free transfers this summer as they work within a tight salary budget. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Manchester United are preparing to make their move for Harry Kane - and bosses will not wait until the end of the season before opening negotiations with Tottenham in the hope of agreeing an £80m deal.
Marcus Rashford reportedly turned down a £400,000 a week deal from Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea are set for a battle with the Premier League over a potential breach of spending rules, with the club ready to cite Antonio Rudiger's departure for Real Madrid on a free transfer last season as one justification for their huge losses.
Manchester City are monitoring Celta Vigo's Gabri Veiga as they look to bolster their midfield options this summer.
Everton face the possibility of increased costs for their new stadium despite claiming to have agreed fixed-price contracts for the £550m project.
England attacking coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will stop providing promotional content for betting firms after an interview he gave to a gambling company that is banned from operating in Ukraine emerged on Tuesday.
Dejan Kulusevski has urged his Tottenham team-mates to "move on" and "stand behind" their club's decision to part ways with former boss Antonio Conte.
Roberto De Zerbi is keen to have increased input into Brighton's transfer plans after leading the club to the brink of European football this season.
Huddersfield have announced their prospective new owner is American businessman Kevin M Nagle.

EFL clubs are taking part in a major campaign to stop "horrendous" crowd violence shaming football again.
Manchester United duo Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Axel Tuanzebe could switch their international allegiances from England after holding positive talks with DR Congo.
Liverpool have reportedly entered the race for Eintracht Frankfurt star Evan Ndicka with the centre-back available for free at the end of the season. Arsenal and Tottenham have both been linked with the Frenchman in the past who could potentially pose as an alternative to RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

Qatari authorities have opened criminal proceedings into the circumstances surrounding the death of a migrant worker who died while working on a World Cup training base in December.
Fears are growing at Morecambe that the relegation-threatened League One side will become the next English club to enter administration after players and staff were told their March wages would be late.
Borussia Dortmund have become the latest team to join 'The Soccer Tournament' (TST) in the US this summer, joining Wolves and Wrexham, as well as other teams from around the world.

Newcastle's takeover is under fresh scrutiny after the Premier League admitted for the first time it is "completely aware" of court disclosures involving LIV Golf and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Christian Eriksen is ahead of schedule and could be back in action for Manchester United in just 10 days.
Aston Villa are interested in signing Tammy Abraham, according to reports.
Manchester City have joined Man Utd and Newcastle in trailing Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga.
Roma are considering options to replace Tammy Abraham, with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino top of their wishlist.
Chelsea have been criticised by Lyon for their "impatient" transfer strategy after Malo Gusto suffered an injury while back on loan in France.
Manchester United could miss out on the Champions League even if Jim Ratcliffe takes over and they finish in the top four due to Britain's richest man owning Nice. Under UEFA rules, that would mean if United and the French top-flight club both finish in Champions League qualification spots, only the side finishing higher could be allowed to enter the competition.
Former Arsenal defender Tony Adams believes that based on current form, only Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is better than Bukayo Saka in world football.

Chelsea have yet to open talks with Mateo Kovacic despite his contract having just 16 months left to run.
Chelsea could offload Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic in a summer clear out.

There were incredible scenes in Austria as 1,300 ultras filled the stands at Austria Salzburg with flares, drums and flags to cheer on the club's U7s team. Footage of the event showed good-natured 'fanatics' creating an amazing atmosphere as the children played a small-sided match in front of them.
Chelsea will reportedly argue that they missed out on funds after Antonio Rudiger's departure in a dramatic war with the Premier League over their losses. The Blues are set to be asked to justify a loss of £121m in 2021-22, and will apparently point to the departure of Rudiger as one reason why.
Carlo Ancelotti could inadvertently strike a blow into Tottenham's chances of appointing Julian Nagelsmann if the Italian is sacked by Real Madrid. Spurs' pursuit of Nagelsmann has reportedly been complicated by the German's wish to see if any other high-profile jobs become vacant before the summer.

Luis Diaz returned to training on Tuesday to give Liverpool a timely boost in their push for Champions League qualification.
Bayern Munich are considering taking advantage of Mason Mount's contract stalemate at Chelsea and the club's financial problems by making a move for the England international this summer.
Brooks Koepka's coach Pete Cowen says LIV Golf players will struggle at the Masters.

Former Dundee United boss Liam Fox is set to join Barry Robson's backroom staff at Aberdeen.
Rodri launched a bitter blast at Scotland after their stunning 2-0 win over Spain at Hampden, taking the hump at the hosts' perceived diving and time wasting, describing the approach as "rubbish".
Celtic captain Kelly Clark has insisted it will be up to the football authorities how Rangers assistant Craig McPherson is dealt with but she has maintained Fran Alonso did little wrong as he celebrated a 99th minute equaliser on Monday night at Broadwood.

Michael Beale has hailed Allan McGregor's "outstanding service" for Rangers as he approaches 500 appearances for the club - and a potential new contract.

Manchester United are preparing to make an £80m bid for Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, 29, after club chief executive Richard Arnold sanctioned a potential deal. (Star)

Bayern Munich want to sign Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 24. (Times)

Manchester United have taken "no major steps forward" in agreeing a new contract for England forward Marcus Rashford, 25. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea have yet to open new contract talks with Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, with Manchester City interested. The 28-year-old has 16 months left on his current deal. (Standard)

Liverpool are willing to pay more than £60m for Napoli and South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26, who is also a target for Manchester United. (Rai, via Four Four Two)

Liverpool are also in the fight for French centre-back Evan Ndicka, 23, who will be available on a free transfer in the summer after turning down a final contract offer from Eintracht Frankfurt. (Mirror)

Arsenal are interested in signing Denmark midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, 23, who Eintracht will let leave for a fee of about 30m euros. (Sport 1 - in German)

Manchester City are still waiting for Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to make a decision on his future, with Barcelona keen on signing the 32-year-old on a free transfer. (Fabrizio Romano)

If Gundogan does go, City are considering Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, 19, as potential replacements. (Football Insider)

City have joined Manchester United and Newcastle in monitoring Celta Vigo's 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Gabri Veiga. (Sun)

Clubs interested in Roberto de Zerbi would have to pay a fixed amount to Brighton for the Italian manager and any deal could only be done in the summer, not during the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Meanwhile, De Zerbi wants more control and a greater input into Brighton's transfer plans. (Mail)

Chelsea are set to make 27-year-old English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek available for transfer at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan, just a year after the Gabon striker, 33, left the club for Chelsea.(Sport - in Spanish)

Former Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 28, is in talks over a return to Real Betis, where he spent last season, when he ends his current loan from Barcelona to Sporting Lisbon this summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

A number of Premier League clubs, including Leicester, Fulham and Wolves, are monitoring Lorient and France Under-21 midfielder Enzo Le Fee after the 23-year-old confirmed he wants to leave this summer. (90 min)

Tottenham have come to a pre-contractual agreement to sign 16-year-old English forward Herbie James on a three-year deal from Manchester City's academy. (Football London)

Chelsea are set for a battle with the Premier League over a potential breach of spending rules with the club ready to cite Germany defender Antonio Rudiger's departure for Real Madrid on a free transfer last summer as one justification for their huge losses. (Mail)

Manager David Moyes and his West Ham coaches fear they will be sacked if the Hammers lose to relegation rivals Southampton on Sunday. (Mail)


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Manchester United will step up efforts to tie Marcus Rashford down to a new long-term contract.
Chelsea fans are so concerned about the threat of a move away from Stamford Bridge to Earl's Court that they have assembled a series of questions to put to Todd Boehly, the club's chairman and co-owner.
Premier League clubs are set to agree to ban gambling companies from advertising on the front of their shirts.
The takeover of London Irish by American investors could be concluded "in a matter of days".
Saracens' efforts to win a fourth Heineken Champions Cup have received a boost, with Owen Farrell set face Ospreys in Sunday's round-of-16 match at the StoneX Stadium despite his injury scare last weekend.
The Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty has pulled out of next month's national trials and July's World Championships, citing a struggle with his mental health.
The Olympic silver-medal winner Laura Muir and her GB team-mate Jemma Reekie have flown home from a training camp in South Africa after falling out with their long-term coach Andy Young.
Varvara Gracheva, the world No 54 women's tennis player, is hoping to switch her national allegiance from Russia in the coming weeks after submitting a French citizenship application.

Premier League referees are being judged by a group of five former players and managers including Rob Green and Karen Carney - and have been told their accuracy on big decisions this season has improved.
Newcastle Falcons have denied suggestions they were considering voluntary relegation from the Premiership, while London Irish have also hit out at a report that staff may not be paid this month.

Arsenal are growing in confidence they can win the race to land their No 1 target Declan Rice this summer, according to reports.
Arsenal will have to pay up to £26m to sign striker Elyi Wahi, Montpellier manager Michel der Zakarian has warned.
David De Gea has reportedly rejected a new Manchester United contract as the club attempt to force him into a pay cut.
Manchester United and Tottenham have been handed a boost in their attempts to sign David Raya, with Brentford lining up a move for his potential replacement, Dutch international keeper Mark Flekken.
Julian Nagelsmann's girlfriend will leave her job at Bild after his shock dismissal as Bayern Munich manager, the publication confirmed.
Thomas Tuchel is bagging a "galactic" salary after taking over at Bayern Munich, reports claim.
Niko Kovac has turned down the chance to become Tottenham's new manager, according to reports.
Tickets for Arsenal's final day clash with Wolves have hit the market for a staggering £53,000 each.
Manchester United fans are furious with the ticket prices announced for the pre-season friendly against Wrexham.
Newcastle are reportedly monitoring Nice star Khephren Thuram ahead of a summer move.

Manchester United's coaching staff still have concerns over Harry Maguire's defensive qualities as the club captain continues to struggle for minutes.
Luis Enrique has admitted he does not see himself managing in the Premier League in what could be a blow to Tottenham.
Dejan Kulusevski has insisted he and the rest of the Tottenham squad "stand by" the club's decision to part company with Antonio Conte, but has admitted he will miss working with the former Inter Milan coach.

Manchester United legend Gary Pallister says Jude Bellingham already holds the key to next season's Premier League title.
Tottenham defender Pedro Porro has hit back at Tim Sherwood for the second time in seven days after his early criticism.

The FA have charged Arsenal's Miguel Molina and Aston Villa's Victor Manas with improper conduct following a heated confrontation in a clash at Villa Park last month.
One of Tottenham's biggest supporters' groups called upon the club to put out a "clear statement of strategy" following news of managing director Fabio Paratici's football ban being extended worldwide.
Sporting manager Ruben Amorim has ruled himself out of the running for the Tottenham manager's job because of an issue with Daniel Levy, according to reports.
Real Madrid are understood to be big admirers of Chelsea's Reece James, according to reports in Spain.
Ruud Gullit has claimed Wout Weghorst is "not good enough" to play for either Manchester United or the Netherlands.
Manchester City are ploughing £300m of investment into revamping one end of the Etihad Stadium.
Bolton have become the second club to demand compensation from Barcelona over the transfer of Marcos Alonso last summer, according to reports in Spain.
Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed he was blindsided by the shock sacking of Julian Nagelsmann and the appointment of his successor Thomas Tuchel.
Jack Willis has signed a new contract with Toulouse which could keep him at the French club until the summer of 2025 - but his hopes of playing for England after the World Cup remain in doubt.
Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has confirmed she tore two ligaments in her left ankle after withdrawing from her fourth-round match against Ekaterina Alexandrova on Monday night.

Aston Villa are closing in on a deal for Celtic's rising star Aidan Borland.

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 24, is Arsenal's top target this summer and there is growing confidence they can beat competition from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to sign the England international. (Evening Standard)

Real Madrid have made Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, their priority signing, however the Spanish giants are also interested in Chelsea's 23-year-old England defender Reece James. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are monitoring Eintracht Frankfurt's France forward Randal Kolo Muani, 24, and Atalanta's 20-year-old Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund in case they are priced out of a move for Tottenham and England frontman Harry Kane, 29. (Manchester Evening News)

United could miss out on signing Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer permanently after his loan deal as new Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel may decide to keep the 29-year-old. (Sun)

German Julian Nagelsmann, 35, and 51-year-old Argentine Mauricio Pochettino are open to succeeding Italian Antonio Conte at Tottenham - however both managers will wait to see if the Real Madrid job becomes available in the summer. (90min)

Former Spain boss Luis Enrique, 52, says he would like to manage in the Premier League with a team that is able to do "important things". (Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, is ready to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will press ahead with a deal for Gundogan after reaching a verbal agreement to sign Athletic Bilbao's Spain centre-back Inigo Martinez, 31. (ESPN)

Newcastle want to sign Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 26, from Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is pushing the club to sign 26-year-old Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will face competition from Arsenal and Chelsea for Athletico Paranaense's 18-year-old Brazil forward Vitor Roque. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Paris St-Germain have made opening bids for Hajduk Split's 16-year-old Croatian defender Luka Vuskovic. (90min)

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, has turned down Manchester United's first offer of a new contract. (Athletic - subscription required)

England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, has dismissed reports he wants a new deal, worth £500,000 per week to stay at Manchester United, as "complete nonsense". (Independent)

United are planning to step up contract talks with Rashford before the end of the season. (ESPN)

Georgia's 22-year-old winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is set to sign a new five-year deal to stay at Napoli. (Footmercato - in French)

Brighton want to sign Japan midfielder Reo Hatate, 25, from Celtic. (Football Insider)

The Seagulls are set to offer Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 18, a new contract amid interest from other Premier League clubs. (Football Insider)

The father of 20-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati wants his son to leave Barcelona due to a lack of minutes this season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City are to invest £300m in redeveloping Etihad Stadium, including increasing the capacity to about 61,000. (Mail)


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Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal have offered to make Lionel Messi the world's highest-paid player in a proposed deal that would eclipse that of Cristiano Ronaldo at rivals Al Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo was rebuffed after attempting to wrest control of the Manchester United captaincy from Harry Maguire as the situation at Old Trafford deteriorated last season.

A report in Spain has claimed Real Madrid have placed Reece James "top of their transfer wishlist".
Arsenal are ready to rival Barcelona in the race to sign Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque, according to reports.
Chelsea are reportedly plotting to offload Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Inter Milan and in doing so blocking a return to Barcelona.
Vincent Kompany has emerged as a leading contender to become Tottenham's new boss.
Manchester United are exploring an Old Trafford revamp, according to reports.
Thomas Frank says he is flattered to be touted as Antonio Conte's replacement at Tottenham but insisted he is happy at Brentford.

Premier League clubs have avoided £470m in tax since 2015, according to a financial think tank alleging "improper and possibly illegal behaviour" across the game.
England head coach Steve Borthwick has pulled off a major coup by landing the highly rated Felix Jones, who was a key cog in South Africa's 2019 World Cup triumph.

Chelsea will reportedly demand £70m from clubs who are interested in signing Mason Mount this summer.
Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel while they attempt to sign David De Gea to a new deal.
Lionel Messi has reaffirmed to Argentina team-mates that he is inclined to extend his contract at PSG before exploring a move to Major League Soccer.
Morgan Schneiderlin admits he's still angry at himself for wasting his opportunity at Manchester United.
Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici has jetted back to England to face growing uncertainty over his future after he was hit with a global ban from football.
Manchester United's latest financial figures illustrate that the Glazers' reported asking price of £6bn is far too high.
Brighton will discuss a new deal for striker Evan Ferguson this summer to reward his excellent progress.

West Brom's auditors have stated there is a "material uncertainty" over the company continuing as a going concern because of a lack of guarantees over finances.
The Olympic athletes Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie decided enough was enough and quit their training camp in South Africa after an argument over using a hire car to visit a coffee shop for a drink.

Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol outlines the changes the Premier League has introduced to the owners' and directors' test
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani's eye-watering bid to buy Manchester United will reportedly not face any issues with the new, stricter owners' and directors' test.
Tottenham have reportedly identified Brighton's Evan Ferguson as a long-term successor to Harry Kane.
Leeds could reignite interest in Patrick Vieira and make him their next manager in the summer, according to reports.
The Premier League has reportedly rejected a £15m proposal by Netflix to make a documentary about the 20 top-flight clubs.
Liverpool are admirers of Chelsea defender Levi Colwill and could look to sign the central defender this summer if the Blues are willing to do business, according to reports.

Tottenham forward Bethany England has been told not to give up on her dream of representing England at this summer's World Cup.

The Professional Footballers' Association will launch a campaign this summer to warn players of the risks of using snus.
West Brom's directors have effectively written off the £5m loan the Championship club's owner Guochuan Lai paid to one of his Chinese companies in June 2021, signalling their belief that it is never coming back.
Aston Villa could welcome Boubacar Kamara back for the trip to Chelsea as his recovery has gone quicker than planned.

Ilkay Gundogan's agent has denied the Manchester City midfielder has made a decision on his future after repeated suggestions that the Germany international is joining Barcelona this summer.
Mason Mount is interested in joining Bayern Munich and reuniting with Thomas Tuchel after the former Chelsea manager was appointed by the German club last week.

Arsenal have announced their intention to fight ticket touting - with tickets for their final game of the season selling for as much as £50,000.

Celtic's hopes of wrapping up a quick fire title will not be delayed by the coronation of King Charles.
Lee Johnson fears it will take Middle East millions for the Premiership's lesser lights to wrestle power away from Scotland's west coast.

Alfredo Morelos has narrowed his next destination down to two clubs, Aston Villa and Sevilla, it's being reported.
Reo Hatate is set to miss Celtic's return to Premiership action at Dingwall on Sunday to ensure he's 100 percent fit for the Old Firm.


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Chelsea have emerged as major contenders to sign Napoli's Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, 24, this summer. (Standard)

Chelsea are also set to make a bid for Barcelona and Spain left-back Alejandro Balde, 19, to replace their England defender Ben Chilwell, 26. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Chelsea forward Kai Havertz, 23, with the German international previously expressing interest in being reunited with his former manager Thomas Tuchel. (90min)

Chelsea are expecting a bid from Real Madrid for England right-back Reece James, 23. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain have told Lionel Messi they will pay whatever it takes to keep hold of the Argentine forward, 35, amid reports Barcelona have made contact about a potential return. (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal are keen on Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni to improve their squad in the summer, with Liverpool also said to be interested in the 23-year-old Frenchman. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Arsenal are considering a bid for Barcelona and Brazil's 26-year-old winger Raphinha, who joined the La Liga side from Leeds United last summer. (Football Insider)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the club have been busy during the international break lining up potential summer targets and ready to spend big in the transfer market. (Mirror)

England defender Luke Shaw, 27, has agreed a new four-year contract with Manchester United. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, wants to return to Barcelona but the Blues do not want to sell the Gabon striker. (Sport - in Spanish)

Roma are considering a move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, with the 32-year-old Spaniard out of contract in the summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Daniel Levy has no intention of selling to the two Manchester clubs again as the Tottenham chairman still regrets selling England defender Kyle Walker, 32, to Manchester City in 2017. (Mail)

Erik ten Hag will decide on the futures of Manchester United duo Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof in the summer, with Scotland midfielder McTominay, 26, attracting interest from Newcastle and Sweden defender Lindelof, 28, drawing interest from Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Crystal Palace and Ghana duo Jeffrey Schlupp, 30, and Jordan Ayew, 31, have signed new contracts at the Eagles. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Todd Boehly faces a multi-million pound 'divorce bill' this summer as he bids to offload a raft of Chelsea players including Romelu Lukaku and Christian Pulisic.
Erik ten Hag is set for a £12m jackpot when he signs a new five-year deal this summer.
Harry Maguire is wanted back 'home' at Leicester - with a loan move on the cards next season.
Barcelona will switch their sights to a summer raid for Ilkay Gundogan after giving up on trying to land Bernardo Silva.
Brighton have joined Arsenal and Leicester in the hunt for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu.
Burnley chief Vincent Kompany wants to snatch Dutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen from his old club Anderlecht.
Eddie Hearn revealed Wayne Rooney has spoken to him about fighting Jake Paul with Old Trafford a realistic host.

Tottenham have told Mauricio Pochettino to forget about a return to his old club.

Premier League clubs have discussed their fears the new format for the FIFA Club World Cup, which expands to become a 32-team tournament in 2025, could become a "European Super League by the back door".

Barcelona vice-president Rafa Yuste has said the club has been in contact with Lionel Messi about a possible return to the Nou Camp.
Graham Potter is under even more pressure following Chelsea's 2-0 loss to Aston Villa. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Lee Hendrie discuss whether it's time for a change, or if he needs more time

The catastrophic state of Everton's finances is underlined by an outstanding loan of £150m, immediate repayment of which can be triggered by relegation.
Prospective buyers of Manchester United, including advisors to Sheikh Jassim of Qatar, and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, will have been told the extent to which United may still be on the hook to HMRC for unpaid tax.
The 18 first-class cricket counties have combined debts of £366m.
Luther Burrell's claims of racism in rugby will be backed this week when the findings from an investigation into his revelations are published.
Rangers are set to battle back against a new SPFL sponsorship deal with Scottish vodka distillery as a potential row leaves other Premiership clubs fearing financial fallout if agreement is rejected.

Chelsea are furious at Barcelona for contacting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and will now refuse to sell the striker to the Catalan club, it has been claimed.
Finnish entrepreneur Thomas Zilliacus has urged rival Manchester United bidders Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani to join forces with him to buy the Glazer family out of Old Trafford.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has drawn up a three-man shortlist for the summer transfer window as he bids to boost his options in midfield - with Declan Rice, Frenkie de Jong and Jude Bellingham all being eyed.
Sean Dyche once failed in an attempt to sign Harry Kane for Burnley - when Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy priced the striker out of the move.

Ange Postecoglou has revealed he tried to sign Kaoru Mitoma in his first transfer window as Celtic's manager.

Manchester United want to make Joao Felix the 'cornerstone of their team', according to reports in Spain.

Former Rangers defender Leon Balogun was involved in a confrontation with QPR fans after his side lost to bottom of the table Wigan Athletic.

Manchester City and Real Madrid have made RB Leipzig's 21-year-old Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol their top centre-back target, and the German side would want £75m. (90min)

Liverpool and Manchester City are both working on deals to sign England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, from Chelsea this summer, with the Reds currently seen as favourites. (Football Insider)

Leicester City want England centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, to return on loan from Manchester United. (Sun)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told former manager Mauricio Pochettino he does not want the Argentine to return to the club during talks over a potential return. (Star)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, will not take a pay cut to stay at Paris St-Germain. (Goal)

Messi's options, should he choose to leave the French champions, include an offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal and a return to Barcelona. (Mirror)

Chelsea face the prospect of having to pay players millions to leave the club this summer as they look to reduce their wage bill. (Sun)

Napoli and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26, is open to joining Liverpool. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Manchester United are monitoring the situation of Atletico Madrid's 23-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix, who is currently on loan at Chelsea. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

United are admirers of Porto's Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 23, and 27-year-old Spaniard David Raya, of Brentford - however neither would want to move if the club's Spanish number one David de Gea, 32, signs a new contract. (Express)

French forward Anthony Martial, 27, is among eight players Manchester United are looking to sell this summer. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa's hopes of signing Spanish midfielder Oihan Sancet from Athletic Bilbao have been dealt a blow after the 22-year-old signed a new long-term deal at the La Liga club. (TeamTalk)

Tottenham and PSG have been offered the opportunity to sign Spain defender Aymeric Laporte, 28, from Manchester City. (90min)

Real Madrid will not sell Ferland Mendy for less than 60m euros (£53m), with Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle interested in signing the 27-year-old France left-back. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Brazil want to appoint him as their coach, however he wants to stay at Real Madrid. (ESPN)

Manchester City will look to sign Barcelona's Ansu Fati, 20, following comments made by the Spain forward's father about a lack of playing time. (Football Insider)

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany wants the Championship leaders to sign 20-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen from his old side Anderlecht. (Sun)


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Julian Nagelsmann is not interested in succeeding Graham Potter at Chelsea this season, according to reports in Germany.
Marco Silva has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over at Chelsea after Graham Potter was finally sacked.
Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains why Chelsea have decided to part company with Graham Potter
Chelsea would have had to pay an estimated £50m after sacking Graham Potter, but have reached an agreement which avoids a world-record fee.
Chelsea have been accused of disrespecting their women's team by announcing their decision to sack Graham Potter during their win over Aston Villa Women.
Erling Haaland should be back for Manchester City to face Southampton on Saturday.

Chelsea are now on the hunt for their third manager under Todd Boehly with Mauricio Pochettino on a seven-man shortlist to replace the sacked Graham Potter.
Sunday marked the first time in eight years that two Premier League managers lost their jobs on the same day - and remarkably Brendan Rodgers was involved in both.
The Super Sunday panel of Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville discuss whether Brendan Rodgers could replace Antonio Conte at Tottenham

Gabriel Jesus has been labelled a "special player" by manager Mikel Arteta after marking his first Arsenal start in the Premier League since the World Cup with two goals.
Cristian Stellini has promised Tottenham will come out punching from a fortnight of chaos.

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and three-time Champions League winner Zinedine Zidane are among the frontrunners to succeed Graham Potter at Chelsea.
Leicester would be interested to know the Potter's immediate plans following his sacking by Chelsea.
The FA has condemned chanting by Manchester City supporters during the victory over Liverpool.

Chelsea have sacked Graham Potter after just six months in charge in a move that stunned the club's players, many of whom first heard of it through the club's public statement on Sunday night.

Julian Nagelsmann is the leading contender to take over as manager at Chelsea.

John Lundstram hopes Saturday's Old Firm showdown will be a game-changer for Rangers' title hopes.

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has been installed as one of the favourites to become the next Leicester manager.
Rangers have sent scouts to Greece to take a look at Aris winger Luis Palma, according to reports out of the country.

Rafael Benitez, Jesse Marsch, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Adi Hutter are all contenders for the vacant Leicester City managerial job. (Mail)

Graham Potter's sacking by Chelsea will spark huge interest at Leicester City, with the manager previously identified as a potential successor to Brendan Rodgers. (Leicester Mercury)

Potter could be offered an immediate return to management at Leicester City. (Talksport)

Fulham boss Marco Silva has emerged as a surprise candidate to become Chelsea manager. (Mirror)

Chelsea are interested in former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann after sacking Potter, while ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also has admirers on the board. (Talksport)

Nagelsmann has already been approached about the possibility of becoming the new Chelsea manager. (Fabrizio Romano)

However, Nagelsmann is not interested in succeeding Potter at Chelsea. (Sky Sports Germany, via Mirror)

Liverpool have identified Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, as a strong target this summer. (Independent)

Arsenal have three midfield targets for the summer including Everton and Belgium's Amadou Onana, 21, Brighton and Ecuador's Moises Caicedo, 21, and West Ham and England's Declan Rice, 24. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United are firm favourites to sign Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison, 26. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are preparing to fend off Real Madrid's interest in England defender Reece James, 23, this summer and they could offer as much as £90m. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa is a more realistic destination for £25m-rated Southampton and Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu, 23, than Chelsea and Manchester United. (GiveMeSport)

Liverpool are highly interested in Eintracht Frankfurt and Denmark midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, 23, but face competition from Arsenal. (Florian Plettenberg - Sky Sports Germany)

Premier League clubs are monitoring South Korea midfielder Lee Kang-in, 22, who is expected to leave Mallorca in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)


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Manchester United want to capitalise on Chelsea not having the option to buy Joao Felix permanently ahead of his loan spell coming to an end, it has been claimed.
Erik ten Hag is ready to stick five Manchester United players on the transfer list this summer to free up funds for new recruits - and Joel Glazer's favourite Anthony Martial is said to be among the stars who could get the chop.
Harry Kane is set to be Manchester United's top priority in the summer transfer window, with Erik ten Hag keen to improve his options at striker.
Luis Enrique has emerged as Chelsea's top target to replace Graham Potter following his ruthless sacking.
Graham Potter is set to bank £13m from Chelsea after being dismissed just seven months into the lucrative five-year contract he penned with the Blues back in September.
Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for Atalanta's sought-after striker Rasmus Hojlund.
The Football Association has decided Pep Guardiola will not face any action over his controversial celebration during Manchester City's win over Liverpool on Saturday.

Luis Enrique has emerged as a frontrunner for the Chelsea job.
Graham Potter wants to take a break until the end of the season and has already turned down an approach from Leicester.
The Independent's Miguel Delaney discuses whether the Chelsea job was always too big a task for former boss Graham Potter
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacted to Graham Potter's exit by 'liking' a post announcing his departure.
Rafa Benitez has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Leicester.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is growing increasingly impatient with Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
Manchester United have reportedly opened talks regarding a potential summer deal for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

Chelsea are keen to speak to a number of candidates as part of their 'exhaustive' search for a successor to Graham Potter.
Graham Potter is set to receive around £13m in compensation after being sacked by Chelsea taking the amount of money the club have spent on managerial costs to over £50m in the space of nine months.
Rio Ferdinand has insisted that Manchester United players have 'downed tools' in recent games.
Daniel Levy is keen to sign James Maddison - who is also a target for Newcastle - no matter who Tottenham's next manager may be.
Jamie Carragher believes it is the manager and not the owner that changes the culture of a club and feels Antonio Conte should not have joined Tottenham
Liverpool are not just looking for midfielders this summer - they want a new goalkeeper, with Caoimhin Kelleher ready to leave.
Leeds and Liverpool scouts were at Birmingham on Saturday to see teenager George Hall turn in a match-winning performance.
Pere Guardiola, a respected agent with SEG and the brother of Pep, is the leading candidate to represent one of Europe's hottest prospects - Gabri Veiga at Celta Vigo.
Inter Milan are keen on Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
Inter Milan's attacking full-back Denzel Dumfries has joined a new representative group as interest from Manchester United and Chelsea continues to grow.
Steve Cooper held talks with Evangelos Marinakis last week as the Nottingham Forest boss approaches a game that could shape his future at the club.

Chelsea would ideally aim to appoint a new head coach before next week's Champions League showdown against Real Madrid but are determined to complete a robust process in order to reach the right decision after the failure of Graham Potter.
Steve Cooper insisted he would not be distracted by the "sideshow" of his future potentially being on the line as Nottingham Forest face Leeds on Tuesday night.

Chelsea want to interview Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Ruben Amorim, Oliver Glasner and Luis Enrique as part of their search for a manager but are prepared to wait until the summer before appointing a full-time replacement for Graham Potter.

The LIV Golf rebels have agreed not to wear the logo of the Saudi-funded circuit at this week's Masters.

Top target Ange Postecoglou is set to disappoint Leicester as they look to secure a quickfire replacement for Brendan Rodgers.

Motherwell's Max Johnston is being watched by four clubs battling it out to reach the Premier League, with Luton, Blackburn, Norwich and West Brom sending scouts to Easter Road on Saturday to watch the right-back in action.
Graham Potter has rejected the chance to take over as Leicester manager following his sacking at Chelsea. (Talksport)
Potter will wait until the summer before taking his next job. (Mail)
Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has emerged as a frontrunner to become the new Chelsea manager. (Sun)

Chelsea want to interview five candidates for their vacant managerial position - Enrique, Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Napoli's Luciano Spalletti and one other. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim and Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner are also under consideration. (Guardian)

Chelsea's hierarchy have concerns over former Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann's age of 35. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag sees England captain Harry Kane as his first-choice striker option this summer but the 29-year-old is open to a signing a new contract at Tottenham.(Athletic - subscription required)

England defender Harry Maguire, 30, will be put up for sale at United this summer with Ten Hag calling for the club to be more ruthless in clearing out the squad. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have held exploratory talks about signing France full-back Benjamin Pavard, 27, from Bayern Munich. (Athletic - subscription required)

United have begun talks over the signing of Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands full-back Jeremie Frimpong, 22. (Florian Plettenberg)

The Red Devils are also set to rival Chelsea for the permanent signing of Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, from Atletico Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo)

Tottenham are considering a summer move for Leicester's 26-year-old England midfielder James Maddison. (Mail)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Everton's 21-year-old Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, who is valued at £70m. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich will not activate the 70m euro (£61m) clause to make Joao Cancelo's loan from Manchester City permanent but may try and negotiate a reduced price for the 28-year-old Portugal full-back. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham will sound out Brendan Rodgers about becoming their new manager following his sacking at Leicester. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have held talks with Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, whose contract at Leicester runs out this summer. (TeamTalk)

A Saudi Arabian club have a strong interest in Aston Villa and Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 30. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have a verbal agreement to sign Ecuadorian midfielder Kendry Paez, 15, from Independiente del Valle in a deal that could be worth more than £17.5m. (Standard)

The Blues have ramped up their interest in Atalanta and Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund, 20. (Mail)

Newcastle United are one of a number of Premier League clubs showing interest in Manchester City's 21-year-old English midfielder Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who is currently on loan at Burnley. (90min)


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Patrick Vieira is a leading contender to become Nottingham Forest's next manager if the Premier League strugglers sack Steve Cooper.
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper says he is focused on what is good for the club over his own future
Premier League rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have expressed an interest in activating the £40m release clause of Napoli defender Min-Jae Kim.
Chelsea have made contact with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique as they step up their search for a new head coach.
Tottenham outcast Harry Winks will likely be on the move again once his loan spell at Sampdoria comes to an end in the summer.
Italian league leaders Napoli are ready to rival Tottenham for highly rated teenage striker Adama Bojang.
Wilfried Zaha is facing four weeks out with a groin injury picked up in Saturday's 2-1 win over Leicester.
Winning the Europa Conference League is the only way to save West Ham's season and David Moyes fears the club's fight for Premier League survival will get in their way.
Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has made a personal check on Brondby goalkeeper Mads Hermansen.
LaLiga has called for an urgent board meeting on April 19 to assess the state of officiating in Spain and question Barcelona over their alleged payments to ex-referees chief Jose Negreira.

Dusan Vlahovic may consider a transfer to Arsenal this summer after previously snubbing Mikel Arteta's project for Juventus.
Wolves have removed a clause in Matheus Nunes' contract that would have allowed him to join Liverpool for £44m.
Officials from the UK Government have raised concerns about Manchester United bidder Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
Lionel Messi's time at Paris Saint-Germain is set to come to an end at the end of the season after a chastening period for the club.
Aleksander Ceferin says UEFA will have "a very serious conversation" about changing the much-criticised handball law after a string of poor decisions.

Chelsea are considering Frank Lampard as a caretaker boss for the rest of the season with the club legend in the crowd for their clash with Liverpool.
The Manchester United ownership saga took a huge twist as it was claimed senior Government officials have concerns about Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani.
Chelsea will not be making a move for Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi.
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper's job is on the brink after Tuesday's devastating defeat to relegation rivals Leeds United.
Lionel Messi has reportedly been offered £350m a year to join Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal.
Italian police have made four arrests over Charles Leclerc's stolen £265,000 watch.
Tiger Woods has ruled out winning a sixth Green Jacket as the former Masters champion admitted his glory days are behind him after his car crash in February 2021.
Kell Brook has raged at Amir Khan for his "disgusting" positive drugs test.

Erik ten Hag has demanded his Manchester United players turn into "robots" to ensure a top-four finish this season.
FA bosses are seeking an even harsher punishment for Fulham duo Aleksandar Mitrovic and Marco Silva after an independent regulatory commission ruled on their red card meltdowns against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Chris Woakes will seek talks with Ben Stokes and direct instructions on England's new style of play as he looks to force his way into this summer's Ashes plans.

The DP World Tour has won its legal battle against the LIV rebels and will now be able to suspend and fine players who participate in conflicting events without a release.

Chelsea have made contact with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique after the club started the process of finding the permanent successor to Graham Potter.
Rafael Nadal has announced his withdrawal from next week's Monte Carlo Masters, in a move which will add to fears that he has reached a physical tipping point.
Premiership Rugby's losses nearly doubled to £36m last year in another sign of the economic turbulence in English rugby.

Douglas Park has stepped down as Rangers chairman with John Bennett replacing him.

Michael Beale fears a ban on away fans for Saturday's Old Firm clash will heap huge pressure on derby referee Kevin Clancy.
Crystal Palace are set to move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos in the summer.

Chelsea have made contact with former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann, 35, and ex-Spain manager Luis Enrique, 52, over becoming the club's new manager. (Telegraph - subscription required)

However, Chelsea could appoint their former midfielder and manager Frank Lampard as caretaker boss until the end of the season after he was seen in the stands watching Tuesday's draw with Liverpool. (Sun)

Brighton's Italian boss Roberto de Zerbi, 43, is not being considered as a potential manager for Chelsea following the sacking of his Seagulls predecessor Graham Potter. (Athletic - subscription required)

Having been sacked by Chelsea, Englishman Potter, 47, is a candidate to become the next West Ham boss with the club set to consider the future of current manager, Scot David Moyes, 59, in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Both De Zerbi and Nagelsmann have indicated they are not interested in the vacant Tottenham manager job. (90min)

Former Crystal Palace manager, Frenchman Patrick Vieira, 46, could become Nottingham Forest's manager if the club decide to sack 43-year-old Englishman Steve Cooper. (Mail)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is unlikely to reach an agreement with Paris St-Germain to extend his stay at the club. (ESPN)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have made an official offer to Messi worth more than 400m euros (£350m) a year. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have expressed an interest in activating the £40m release clause of Napoli's South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26. (Mail)

Southampton's England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28, is a summer target for Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Everton, Wolves, Burnley and Middlesbrough are considering a move for Rangers' Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos, 26. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool have switched their attention to Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, after Wolves removed a clause from Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes' contract that would have allowed the 24-year-old to join the Reds for £44m this summer. (Mirror)

Wolves are preparing to make a move for Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, with the 26-year-old out of contract this summer. (90min)

Ajax are keen to bring Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, back to the club this summer. (Football Insider)

Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic, 23, would be open to joining Arsenal this summer, having rejected the Gunners for Juventus last January. (FourFourTwo)

Liverpool will allow Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 28, to leave the club on a free transfer this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sampdoria will not make their loan deal for Tottenham and England midfielder Harry Winks, 27, permanent because of financial problems at the club. (Sun)


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On Back Pages, Craig Hope says Frank Lampard must feel like he's won the lottery if he is to become Chelsea caretaker manager, while Charlotte Duncker feels it could be the stability the club needs


Chelsea are considering a discussion with Antonio Conte, in what would be another sensational development in their managerial search.
Chelsea's co-sporting directors have met with the players to explain the club's strategy in their search for a new manager, according to interim boss Bruno Saltor.
Inter Miami are willing to offer Lionel Messi an equity stake in the club to convince him to join this summer, although the player's preference is to stay in Europe until the 2024 Copa America in order to try and win the Champions League one last time.
Leicester City are considering an experienced caretaker in order to stay in the Premier League, with former manager Martin O'Neill and Rafa Benitez among the names discussed.

Luis Enrique is ready to manage Chelsea after talks with chairman Todd Boehly - with Frank Lampard set to fill in until the end of the season.
Manchester United will invite potential bidders to more talks in the coming days - and insist a sale is still possible.
Wolves' Daniel Podence could face a six-match ban for allegedly spitting at Nottingham Forest's Brennan Johnson after the FA confirmed he has been charged.
Barcelona fans chanted Lionel Messi's name in the 10th minute of their El Clasico clash with Real Madrid.
Robert Lewandowski has revealed he laughed at Jurgen Klopp when the Liverpool boss made a cheeky transfer offer.
Jamie Redknapp says he wouldn't be surprised if Chelsea appointed his cousin Frank Lampard as caretaker manager, stating no-one knows the club better than him

Zinedine Zidane will not become the next Chelsea or Tottenham manager because of his lack of English, according to Emmanuel Petit.

The FA has admitted to an error of judgment after deleting a tweet that compared leading Women's Super League players to Barbie dolls.
Erling Haaland is set to be available for Manchester City's match against Southampton on Saturday after he returned to training on Wednesday.

Liverpool 'keeper Alisson has spoken out on his fiery argument with Jordan Henderson during the goalless draw with Chelsea, insisting it's all water under the bridge.
Arsenal are stepping up efforts to sign Eintracht Frankfurt defensive midfielder Djibril Sow in the summer transfer window for a fee in the region of £13m.

Ajax's Dutch Cup semi-final against Feyenoord was suspended for almost half an hour after midfielder Davy Klaassen was struck in the head by an object from the crowd at De Kuip.
Erling Haaland has returned to training after the Manchester City striker recovered from a groin injury.
A gambling company with close ties to many Premier League shirt sponsors has been issued with a fine of more than £300,000 by the UK gambling operator.

The Glazer family are planning to delve deeper into offers for Manchester United as they invite the leading bid contenders for negotiations in the coming days.
Tottenham are leading the chase to land James Maddison, with the England midfielder looking an increasingly likely departure from Leicester City this summer.
Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is now firmly on the radar of LaLiga's biggest clubs for a free transfer at the end of next season, which could complicate his next decision.
The Football Association has published which intermediaries were involved in transfers in the last two windows, with Unique Sports Group (USG) the leading agency for transactions across the divisions.
Harold Varner III has unleashed a remarkable attack against his fellow LIV players, saying "they're growing their pockets, not growing the game".
Maro Itoje has urged Premiership Rugby to "make it more attractive" for clubs to keep hold of their England players, with the Saracens lock understood to be considering a lucrative move overseas after the World Cup.

The Premier League has stepped up its attempts to crack down on tragedy chanting after a marked increase in incidents.

Bologna could return to raid the Scottish Premiership yet again after being linked with Josh Campbell and a pair of Aberdeen leading lights.
Kilmarnock kid Ben Brannan is set to get the chance to win a dream move to Tottenham.

Chelsea are considering holding talks with former boss Antonio Conte over the vacant manager's role. (Independent)

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso has emerged as a contender for the Chelsea job following Graham Potter's sacking. (Guardian)

Leicester are set to demand about £50m for 26-year-old England midfielder James Maddison, with Tottenham favourites to sign him.(Telegraph - subscription)

Tottenham are interested in Atletico Madrid's 28-year-old Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul. (Inter Live - in Italian)

Inter Miami are willing to offer Paris St-Germain's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, an equity stake in the club to convince him to join this summer. (Independent)

Arsenal have opened talks with Leicester's 25-year-old Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, who has also attracted interest from Newcastle United and Barcelona. (Football Insider)

Arsenal view Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi as a possible replacement if Mikel Arteta leaves for Real Madrid. (Mirror)

Chelsea have started negotiations with France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 32, over a new contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester are considering an experienced caretaker manager such as Martin O'Neill or Rafael Benitez as Brendan Rodgers' replacement until the end of the season. (Independent)

Leicester have identified Graham Potter, recently sacked by Chelsea, and Brentford manager Thomas Frank as summer targets, with ex-Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl and former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch also under consideration. (Sky Sports)

Former Borussia Monchengladbach manager Adi Hutter could also be an option for Leicester. (Mail)

Leicester are favourites to sign Valencia's 22-year-old Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili. (Fabrizio Romano)

Burnley want to sign Ajax's 20-year-old Dutch winger Sontje Hansen this summer. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are in negotiations with the representatives of 23-year-old English forward Reiss Nelson about a contract extension. (Fabrizio Romano)