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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Monday 27 February 2023 06:42, UK


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

Southampton are tracking Aberdeen hitman Bojan Miovski.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Thursday 2 March 2023 07:32, UK


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Friday 3 March 2023 07:34, UK


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Alejandro Garnacho left Old Trafford on crutches after suffering an ankle injury during Manchester United's stalemate draw with Southampton - but Erik ten Hag insised it was "not too bad".

England cricket captain Ben Stokes was left furious after his bag of clothes was stolen from King's Cross Station.

Manchester United have joined the race for Fulham star Joao Palhinha as Erik ten Hag's side seek midfield reinforcements this summer.

Tottenham are interested in signing Everton No 1 Jordan Pickford - despite the goalkeeper signing a new four-and-a half-year deal.

Inter Milan are expected to renew their interest in Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof as the Serie A side prepare for a defensive overhaul this summer.

Marcelo Bielsa fancies a Premier League return - but not until the summer.

Everton are eyeing a summer move for Sheffield United hot-shot Iliman Ndiaye.

Manchester United's sale deadline has been pushed back to the summer with hopes of a swift sale receding.

Eddie Howe is confident Callum Wilson still has what it takes to play for England as he attempts to battle his way out of a personal goal drought.

Lionel Messi's dream of returning to play in Rosario appears to be over after the city's drug wars came chillingly close to home.

Sir Clive Woodward has blamed Eddie Jones for leading English rugby into "big, big trouble" as Steve Borthwick's issues were laid bare in the crushing defeat to France.

Eder Militao is concerned Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino could inspire Liverpool to a famous comeback on Wednesday night.

West Ham have earmarked former Hammer Michael Carrick as a potential successor to under-pressure boss David Moyes.

Manchester United are looking at a summer move for Fulham's 27-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, although Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham are also monitoring him. (Sun)

Liverpool are the most serious suitors for Fulham's Palhinha. (Mail)

Manchester City are interested in 26-year-old England defender Ben Chilwell, who could be part of a "mass clearout" at Chelsea this summer. (Athletic - subscription)

Manchester City are preparing to offer Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23, a new contract until June 2028 and could be completed before the game with RB Leipzig on Tuesday. (Fabrizio Romano)

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, wants to stay at Inter Milan when his loan expires, but they cannot afford to keep him on the same terms and he is not part of Graham Potter's plans at Chelsea. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in wanting Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Nicolo Schira)

PSG have put contract talks with Argentina forward Lionel Messi and former Spain defender Sergio Ramos on hold amid concerns they will face fresh Champions League sanctions for further Financial Fair Play breaches. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Newcastle are monitoring Raphinha's situation at Barcelona, who could be willing to sell the 26-year-old Brazil winger. (Sport - in Spanish)

Nottingham Forest are not willing to offer England forward Jesse Lingard, 30, a new contract when his one-year deal ends this summer. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan will again try to sign Manchester United's 28-year-old Sweden defender Victor Lindelof in the summer after failing to agree a loan deal in January. (Sun)

Inter are favourites to sign France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, from Borussia Monchengladbach, despite interest from Juventus, Manchester United and Newcastle. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal have been monitoring France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, for the past two years at Bayer Leverkusen, but there could also be interest from Newcastle and Paris St-Germain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Athletico Paranaense's Brazilian forward Vitor Roque, 18, has turned down a move to Arsenal because he would favour a move to Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have emerged as contenders to sign Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, as a free agent when his Liverpool contract expires this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

An unnamed Saudi Arabian club will submit a "huge offer" to Firmino to sign him when he leaves Liverpool. (Football Insider)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, wants to stay at Juventus despite making only two appearances since rejoining from Manchester United last summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United and Newcastle are following the development of PSV Eindhoven's 19-year-old Netherlands midfielder Xavi Simons. (Ekrem Konur)

Nottingham Forest are yet to decide whether to sign England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26, or Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36, on a permanent deal after the end of their loan deals from Manchester United and Paris St-Germain respectively. (Football Insider)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is confident his takeover bid for Manchester United will be successful after hiring Sir Dave Brailsford. (Metro)


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Marco Silva is emerging as the top contender to replace Antonio Conte at Tottenham.


Wilfried Zaha is the subject of a £9m a season offer - after tax - from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.

Manchester United transfer chiefs are reportedly cautious over pursuing a deal for Harry Kane due to the expected difficulties that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would cause.

Chelsea are reviewing their sponsorship arrangement with Parimatch Tech after discovering that the betting firm are one of two companies linked to owner Todd Boehly to be sanctioned by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Chelsea and Newcastle are both hoping to bring in Raphinha from Barcelona this summer, as the Spanish club look to offload players in an effort to ease their financial issues.

West Ham and Leicester have protected themselves against the prospect of financial turmoil by inserting relegation wage reduction clauses into the contracts of their most recent signings.


Liverpool and Manchester City are keeping an eye on an increasingly messy situation surrounding the Barcelona midfielder Gavi, who could become available on a free transfer because of a dispute over whether the Spanish club can afford to register the 18-year-old.

There will be a mixture of frustration and trepidation in Cheltenham's weighing room on Tuesday as jockeys continue to struggle to adapt to changes to the whip rules that were introduced last month.


Paris Saint-Germain have put contract extension talks with Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos on hold as they seek to cut costs - and the duo may lead an exodus from the club this summer.

Manchester United are planning to send Anthony Elanga out on loan next season in a bid to supplement his development.


Ireland winger Mack Hansen has upped the ante ahead of Saturday's Six Nations showdown by claiming "everybody hates England".

Arsenal are at serious risk of losing teenage prospect Ethan Nwaneri, the youngest player in Premier League history, to one of their rivals in the so-called "big six".


Ireland delete announcement Rangers supplier Castore will make their kit after fan outrage.

Celtic star Oh Hyeon-gyu gets South Korea call-up as Germany World Cup legend names first squad as boss.

A Real Madrid representative recently visited Germany to meet Jude Bellingham and his family after making Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder, 19, their priority target for next summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are willing to pay Dortmund 100m euros (£88m) for Bellingham, plus 40m (£35m) in add-ons. (Sport1, via Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United will not risk a protracted pursuit of Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, in the summer, with the prospect of dealing with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy meaning they are focusing on alternative options, including Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, and Juventus and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23. (ESPN)

Tottenham have no intention of selling Kane this summer and will instead look to agree a new contract with the England captain. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested in Barcelona's 26-year-old Brazil forward Raphinha. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Saudi Arabian and Major League Soccer teams are considering a move for England midfielder Jesse Lingard when the 30-year-old's Nottingham Forest contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Juventus could cancel 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba's contract this summer just a year after he returned to the club from Manchester United. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Christopher Nkunku will be a Chelsea player next season after the Blues reached a full agreement with RB Leipzig to sign the 25-year-old France forward. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are interested in Aston Villa's Emiliano Martinez and may make an offer for the Argentina goalkeeper, 30, in the coming weeks. (TyC Sports, via Goal)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says he wants to see Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, play for Real Madrid. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brazil forward Neymar, 31, is not looking to leave PSG as he wants to finish his career with the French club. (Athletic)

Manchester United could make another move this summer for one of their long-term targets, Inter Milan's Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 26. (Football Insider)

United are also planning to let Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 21, go out on loan next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 33, has decided to spend at least one more season with Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 30, whose contract at Crystal Palace runs out in the summer, has been offered a £9m-a-season deal by Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Mail)

West Ham are set to challenge RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid for the signing of Norwich City's Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Sara, 23, this summer. (Football Insider)

West Ham are also leading the chase for Bournemouth's Zimbabwe left-back Jordan Zemura, 23, who was dropped at the weekend over his contract situation. (90min)

Arsenal are yet to give up hope of keeping Ethan Nwaneri amid significant interest from Manchester City and Chelsea in the 15-year-old English midfielder. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund have decided to try to sell Belgium defender Thomas Meunier this summer, despite the 31-year-old having one more year on his contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Fulham boss Marco Silva is emerging as the top contender to replace Antonio Conte as Tottenham coach. (Sun)

Former Real Madrid striker Raul, who is currently the club's reserve-team coach, has established himself as a serious contender to replace Carlo Ancelotti as first-team boss when the Italian's current contract ends in 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

All players in the West Ham squad face 'significant pay cuts' if the club is relegated from the Premier League this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester have also inserted relegation wage reduction clauses into the contracts of their most recent signings. (Mail)


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The latest rumours and gossip from Tuesday's back pages, including reports of Liverpool and Manchester City eyeing up a move for Gavi.

18-year-old Barcelona midfielder Gavi could be available on a free with the Catalan giants facing a tricky situation on the finances of his registration. Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly keeping an eye on the developments. (The Times)

After limited first-team minutes this season, Swedish winger Anthony Elanga could spend the next season out on loan as Manchester United look to improve his development elsewhere. (Daily Mirror)

Top of the table and fighting with Manchester City for the Premier League title, Arsenal are reportedly set to lose out on one of their top talents for the future in Ethan Nwaneri, the young English is believed to joininng one of the fellow "big-six". (Daily Telegraph)

Fulham boss Marco Silva is reportedly becoming a top pick to replace current Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, with the Italian's contract set to expire in the summer. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is reportedly the target of a £9m a season offer, after tax, from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Daily Mail)

In a bid to control their costs, French giants Paris Saint-Germain have put the contract extensions of veterans Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi on hold, the duo could lead an exodus of players from the side this summer. (The Times)

Both Chelsea and Newcastle United are aiming to bring Raphinha back to the Premier League this summer as Barcelona's financial issues may force them into selling key players.

Manchester United's hierarchy are wary about pushing for a deal for Harry Kane this summer due to the potential difficulties that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy might cause. (Both Daily Mail)

Tottenham are not willing to sell England striker Harry Kane in the summer even if the 29-year-old, whose contract with Spurs runs out in summer 2024, does not sign a new deal. (Sky Sports)

Former Spain and Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique would be interested in taking over as Tottenham boss if Spurs parted company with Antonio Conte. (Times - subscription required)

Mohamed Salah, 30, is strongly considering leaving Anfield despite signing a new contract last summer. Liverpool stand to make a big profit on the Egypt forward, with Paris St-Germain chasing his signing. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Liverpool and Newcastle, and he is ready to leave Brighton in the summer. (90 Min)

Inter Milan chief executive Beppe Marotta says Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, will return to Chelsea when his season-long loan spell at the Serie A side comes to an end. (Sky Sport Italia)

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, has held contract talks with Chelsea but the two parties are not close to reaching an agreement. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona are looking to raise £70m with the sale of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The 25-year-old is Chelsea's number-one transfer target this summer, but they will have to battle it out with Manchester United for his signing. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are going to offer Uruguay midfielder Facundo Pellistri, 21, a new contract before loaning him out next season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds United have agreed to sign Barcelona and Spain forward Ilias Akhomach, 18, at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, is no longer a target for Barcelona, who had been tracking him for more than a year. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina and Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, 23, has agreed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League club. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney but the Gunners would be looking for between £35m to £40m for the 25-year-old Scotland international. (Caught Offside)

Liverpool and Newcastle are racing one another to sign Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, 21, from Boca Juniors. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain are considering offering former Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 37, a new contract, with his current two-year deal ending in the summer. The ex-Real Madrid centre-back has also been linked with a move to the MLS or Saudi Arabia. (Sport - in Spanish)

After six years with Paris St-Germain, Canada international Ashley Lawrence has decided not to renew her contract. The 27-year-old will leave the club at the end of the season. (Le Parisien - in French)

Leeds United duo Wilfried Gnonto and Weston McKennie could be involved in a swap deal with Juventus in the summer. American midfielder McKennie, 24, is currently on loan to Leeds but Juventus are open to making it a permanent deal with Italian forward Gnoto, 19, going the other way. (Calciomercatoweb.it - in Italian)

Lee Carsley could leave his post as England Under-21 manager after this summer's European Championships and former England players Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker could be considered to replace him. (Mirror)


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Premier League leaders Arsenal are reportedly 'ready to take action' to acquire the services of Lazio midfield maestro Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the Serbia international has four goals and eight assists this season in Serie A. (Daily Express)

Following uncertainity around his future at Barcelona, Liverpool are reportedly looking into the feasibility of signing teenage sensation Gavi. (Daily Mirror)

With Antonio Conte's future at Tottenham up in the air, former Barcelona and Spain boss Luis Enrique is reportedly open to the possibility of becoming head coach at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Switzerland and Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. (The Sun)

Graham Potter and Chelsea are boosted by the return of keeper Edouard Mendy who has resumed full training after a two-month injury absence, however, his future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain. (The Times)

Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are prepared to reward Granit Xhaka's excellent performances this seasson with a 12-month contract extension, the new deal will keep him at the club till 2025. (The Sun)

Watford starlet Adrian Blake is being monitored by a number of clubs, including Tottenham. (Daily Mail)

Danish youngster Lasse Abildgaard is set to undergo trials with Manchester United. (The Sun)

Europe's elite clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund are all reportedly interested in Rangers starlet Bailey Rice. (The Scotsman)

Scottish Premiership clubs Dundee and Patrick Thistle are both looking to sign Alloa Athletic defender George Stanger. (Daily Record)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, will be offered 220m euros (£193m) per year to move to a Saudi Arabian club when his Paris St-Germain contract ends in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City's World Cup-winning Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23, is set to sign a new contract which will keep him at the Etihad until 2028. (Mail)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 30, wants to stay at Juventus next season despite playing only 35 minutes in Serie A this season because of injuries. (90min)

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has spoken with 32-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, whose Manchester City deal expires this summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund may offer Germany winger Julian Brandt, 26, a new contract in a bid to fend off interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. (Sport Bild - in German)

Manchester United could make a £105m move for Eintracht Frankfurt's 24-year-old France forward Randal Kolo Muani. (Sport Bild - in German)

Chelsea are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach's 21-year-old France midfielder Man Utd Kone, who has also attracted interest from Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Chelsea are open to selling England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 27, this summer, with five Premier League clubs, plus AC Milan and Roma interested. (Football Insider)

West Ham are considering a move for 30-year-old Werder Bremen and Germany striker Niclas Fullkrug. (Sport Bild via Sport Witness)

Newcastle, Aston Villa, Wolves and Leeds United are interested in signing Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro, 29, when his contract at Borussia Dortmund runs out in the summer. (90min)

England midfielder Harry Winks, 27, says he has not been contacted by anyone from Tottenham, including manager Antonio Conte, during his loan spell at Sampdoria. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Fulham are monitoring Paris St-Germain's 20-year-old French midfielder Edouard Michut, who is on loan at Sunderland.(Fabrizio Romano)

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 30, is considering his future at Paris St-Germain after recent criticism, but the club have no intention of selling him. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former France striker Karim Benzema, 35, has agreed a new contract with Real Madrid. (L'Equipe - in French)

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to add former Netherlands striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to his backroom staff to replace Chris Powell, who is leaving to focus on his job as head of Tottenham's academy. (Times - subscription)


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In an attempt to sign Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque, Barcelona are planning to follow the strategy used by PSG to sign Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco. (Daily Mail)

Lionel Messi's uncertain future at PSG could lead to a move to Saudi Arabia, with the Argentine reportedly the target of a £194m-per-year contract. (The Sun)

Paul Pogba's future is unsure once again after picking an injury in training for Juventus, the France international has played only 36 minutes of first-team football this season in Serie A. (Daily Mirror)

Erik ten Hag is planning another transfer raid on former side Ajax, this time for Dutch wonderkid Amourricho van Axel Dongen. (Daily Express)

Liverpool reportedly recently had both Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio "in reach", however, failed to complete moves for the Spanish internationals. (Daily Mirror)

Graham Potter and Chelsea have reportedly enquired about Borussia Monchengladbach star Man Utd Kone amidst reports of interest from other European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain. (The Sun)

Julian Alvarez is set to agree a new deal at Manchester City which will reportedly double his current wages to about £100,000-per-week over the next five seasons. (Daily Mail)

Reports in Germany suggest that Eintracht Frankfurt are preparing for a huge bid from Manchester United in the summer for star striker Randal Kolo Muani, the France international currently has 10 goals and 11 assists in the Bundesliga. (The Sun)

Harry Winks has admitted that he is unsure where his future lies with Tottenham as he has had no contact from anybody at the club during his loan spell at Sampdoria so far in Serie A. (Daily Mail)

Amidst as many as eight interested parties, Sheikh Jassim Al Thani is reportedly emerging as the favourite to complete a Manchester United takeover as the Glazer family has been from impressed with INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe. (The Guardian)

Roma defender and former Manchester United player Chris Smalling is set to open talks over a fresh deal with the club after initially submitting a transfer request. (The Sun)

Manchester United are ready to join the bidding to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United want to make Leicester midfielder James Maddison a priority this summer with the 26-year-old said to want to play in the Champions League and become a regular in the England squad. (The I)

Dele Alli's loan spell at Besiktas will not be made permanent in the summer, while Everton are likely to terminate the 26-year-old English midfielder's contract. (Football Insider)

Thierry Henry has rejected the chance to become head coach of the France women's team. (Le Figaro - in French)

Instead, former Arsenal and France striker Henry is keen on the vacant United States men's head coach position. (ESPN)

Qatar's Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is one of the bidders for Manchester United and he will make a second offer for the Old Trafford side within 10 days after his representatives visited the club on Thursday. (Sky Sports)

Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, who has been linked with some of Europe's top clubs, says he will discuss his future with his agents at the end of the season. (Sport1 - in German)

Real Madrid are considering a move for 29-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, who is set to return to Chelsea at the end of his season-long loan spell at Italian side Inter Milan. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Newcastle, Brighton and Brentford have all shown interest in Spain and Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga with other Premier League clubs also previously scouting the 20-year-old. (90min)

Arsenal are also keen on Veiga and the Gunners are the player's preferred destination. (Diario AS, via Fichajes - in Spanish)

Brighton winger Solly March, 28, is set to sign a new contract with the Englishman's current deal due to expire this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Wolves are set to offer captain and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, a new contract. (90min)

Bayer Leverkusen are interested in signing West Ham and Czech Republic right-back Vladimir Coufal, 30. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace will make a decision on the future of manager Patrick Vieira during the international break. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Tottenham and England left-back Danny Rose, 32, is training with National League side York City, having been without a club since his Watford contract was mutually terminated in September. (Sun)