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07:58 FRI May 20, 2022


THE TIMES
•Paul Pogba agreed personal terms with Manchester City but turned down a move to the Etihad because he was concerned about the backlash from Manchester United supporters.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
•The exodus of senior staff at Manchester United has gathered fresh momentum with the club's U23 coach Neil Wood in pole position to become the new manager of League Two side Salford.
•West Ham, Southampton, Brentford and Bournemouth are in a four-way fight for Hull winger Keane Lewis-Potter after expressing interest in the England U21 winger, who has only one year left on his current deal.
•AC Milan will complete their Serie A campaign at the weekend before turning their attention to summer signings and completing a deal for Liverpool striker Divock Origi.
•Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is expected to leave the Amex this summer as he approaches the final year of his contract, but there are hopes that Marc Cucurella could stay for another season amid interest from Manchester City.
•Aston Villa have looked at James Tarkowski as a free-agent option for the summer to bolster Steven Gerrard's backline.
•Manchester United have spoken to Andy O'Boyle, head of elite performance at the Premier League, about their deputy director of football role - but with no agreement in place, O'Boyle is now on the radar of head-hunting recruiters working for rival clubs.



THE SUN
•Erik ten Hag is being urged to keep faith with out-of-form Marcus Rashford.
•England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is being tracked by five Premier League sides - Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham, Leicester and Brighton - ahead of his West Brom contract expiring next month.
•Theo Walcott is eyeing a switch to MLS with Southampton keen to move the veteran forward on this summer.
•Gareth Bale has been backed to make a sensational move to Cardiff because it 'ticks all the boxes', according to Wales boss Robert Page.
•Ralph Hasenhuttl remains central to Southampton's plans despite the club's recent downturn in results.
•Vincent Kompany has reportedly emerged as a frontrunner to take over at Burnley.

DAILY MIRROR
•Everton boss Frank Lampard is planning a shock transfer raid on old club Chelsea for Conor Gallagher.
•Thomas Frank has told Christian Eriksen he will receive a statue from the Brentford fans if he chooses to remain in west London.
•Matteo Guendouzi has risked disrupting Arsenal's transfer plans by telling William Saliba he wants him to remain in Marseille alongside him.



DAILY MAIL
•Manchester United are preparing for a summer clear out of players after new manager Erik ten Hag flew in from Amsterdam ready to start work.
•Newcastle United will open talks with Eddie Howe over a new contract this summer as reward for rescuing their Premier League season.
•Wolves will receive a multi-million-pound bonus payment from Liverpool as part of the Diogo Jota transfer if they win the Premier League this weekend, raising concerns over the integrity of their potentially decisive meeting at Anfield.
•Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made a desperate attempt to keep Kylian Mbappe at the Parc des Princes by sensationally offering him control of sporting operations.
•Sevilla defender Jules Kounde was blocked from a move to Chelsea last summer but he remains their top defensive target ahead of a summer of change in London.




Paul Pogba agreed personal terms with Manchester City but turned down a move from Manchester United because the 29-year-old France midfielder, who is out of contract this summer, was concerned about a backlash from United supporters. (Times - subscription required)

Pogba remains a target for his former side Juventus, who are hoping to bring the Frenchman back to Turin in addition to signing Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, from Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain star Kylian Mbappe will announce his decision regarding his future on Sunday with the 23-year-old France striker having long been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal, Newcastle United and Everton are interested in Barcelona's Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28. (Sport - in Spanish)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala has ruled out a move to Tottenham as the 28-year-old searches for his next club after confirming he will leave Juventus at the end of his contract this summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham are also interested in a loan move for France defender Clement Lenglet, 26, who is free to leave Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

A move to Barcelona is the priority for Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, with a contract to 2025 having been discussed, and the 33-year-old Poland striker has not yet spoken to any other club. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Barcelona are interested in signing Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 30, and will try to lower the Italian club's 30-35m euro (25.5m-29.7m) asking price by offering Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 32, as part of any deal. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Leicester City will target a move for 23-year-old Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar if Belgium international Youri Tielemans, 25, leaves the club in the summer. (Ekrem Konur, via Fichajes)

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona's USA full-back Sergino Dest, 21. (90min)

Dest could be a replacement for English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 24, who will be allowed to leave United this summer. (Sky Sports)

United appear to be on the verge of closing a deal for Ajax's Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, with the 20-year-old's agent having dropped a transfer hint. (Sun)

Newcastle are closing in on a deal for Manchester United's Dean Henderson, with a season-long loan having been discussed for the England goalkeeper, 25, but a permanent transfer has not been ruled out. (Manchester Evening News)

Divock Origi is poised to join AC Milan when his Liverpool contract expires this summer, with the Belgium forward, 27, waiting to take a medical. (Guardian)

Arsenal are ready to sell 26-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, who they signed for a club-record 72m in 2019, at a huge loss this summer. (Football Insider)

West Brom have set their sights on signing 31-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane, who has been on loan at Sheffield United this season and whose Aston Villa contract expires this summer. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has emerged as a leading candidate for the vacant Burnley managerial position, but the 36-year-old's arrival at Turf Moor hinges on whether the Clarets can avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton winger Theo Walcott, 33, is considering a move to Major League Soccer, with New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC among the former England international's possible destinations. (Sun)

Juventus will not pursue a permanent deal for 29-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata, who has spent the past two seasons on loan from Atletico Madrid. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United have cancelled their annual Player of the Year awards because the players are too embarrassed to attend such an event following such a dismal season. (Mirror)

Newcastle United will open talks with Eddie Howe over a new contract this summer as reward for avoiding relegation from the Premier League. (Mail)

Brentford, Bournemouth, Southampton and West Ham are interested in signing 21-year-old English winger Keane Lewis-Potter from Championship side Hull City. (Telegraph - subscription required)
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