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Tuesday 25 June 2024 07:06, UK


Manchester United hope to have a new deal secured with manager Erik ten Hag before their summer tour of the USA begins in the middle of July, by when Ruud van Nistelrooy could be a part of his backroom staff.
Rising ticket prices have helped Premier League clubs to make inflation-busting rises in match-day income, according to a new report.
A Saudi Arabian-funded group has emerged as the frontrunner to buy Monaco but the potential takeover could hinge on whether the French side would be judged as a sister club of Newcastle United.
Birmingham City raised the idea of playing their League One fixture against Wrexham in the United States next season with the EFL.

Danish FA chiefs are searching for the fans who brought an X-rated anti-UEFA banner into their game against England and plan to ask them to pay the £7,500 it has cost the association.
Kalvin Phillips plans an early return to pre-season training at Manchester City in a bid to get his career back on track.

Manchester United are working overtime in a bid to sign Netherlands star Joshua Zirkzee ahead of top flight rivals Arsenal and Italian giants AC Milan.

Didier Deschamps is concerned Kylian Mbappe's vision will be affected by wearing a mask as he gears up to face Poland on Tuesday.
Dwight Yorke says Manchester United should make a move for Turkey and Real Madrid midfielder Arda Guler who, he feels, could have a similar impact for the club that Kevin De Bruyne has at Manchester City.

Gary Neville says Manchester United are right to keep manager Erik ten Hag after the club conducted an end-of-season review
Manchester United are talking to Alvaro Morata's representatives as they weigh up a bargain move for the former Chelsea forward, according to a report in Turkey.

Premier League clubs' operating profits took a sizeable hit in the 2022-23 season with pre-tax losses also rising sharply, according to new figures from Deloitte.
Everton Women are set to complete a double signing from Sevilla with Nigeria forward Toni Payne and Spain midfielder Inma Gabarro poised to arrive in the WSL.

Declan Rice has refused to be drawn into a war of words with James McClean following his former Republic of Ireland team-mate's stinging criticism of his performances at the European Championship.
New Saracens fly-half Fergus Burke, who has lived his entire life in New Zealand until now, is open to playing for either England or Scotland when he begins his international career.
New Zealand's decision to leave No 8 Hoskins Sotutu out of their squad to face England could lead to him eventually representing their summer opponents as early as next year if he gives up his Super Rugby career and heads to the Premiership.

Rangers are ready to make a move for Scotland star Kenny McLean if he is made available by new Norwich City boss Johannes Hoff Thorup.
Celtic's search for a new goalkeeper might have to continue without Fenerbahce No 1 Dominik Livakovic as the Turkish club are struggling to replace the Scottish champions' target.

Manchester United are set to meet Joshua Zirkzee's release clause and will look to sell Mason Greenwood to fund the deal, Everton brace themselves for another bid for Jarrad Branthwaite.

Manchester United
are expected to meet the 40m euro (£33.9m) release clause for Bologna's Netherlands forward Joshua Zirkzee, 23, and have also held talks with Lille over a deal for 18-year-old France U21 defender Leny Yoro. (Sky Sports), external

United are hoping to fund the signing of Zirkzee by selling 22-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood. (I Sport), external

Everton expect Manchester United to make another bid for 21-year-old England defender Jarrad Branthwaite. (Liverpool Echo), external

Everton are close to agreeing a deal to sign 24-year-old Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye from Marseille. (Footmercato - in French), external

Manchester United hope to agree a new contract with manager Erik ten Hag before the start of their pre-season tour of the United States next month. (ESPN), external

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, 47, has held positive talks about returning to the club as part of Ten Hag's coaching staff. (Talksport), external

Spain forward Joselu, 34, is close to leaving Real Madrid after receiving an offer from Qatari club Al Gharafa. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Chelsea have opened talks with Barcelona over a deal for 18-year-old Spanish forward Marc Guiu. (ESPN), external

The Blues lead Bayern Munich in the race to sign Guiu. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, 37, is finalising a move to La Liga club Real Betis after rejecting the chance to extend his stay at Liverpool. (Football Insider), external

Borussia Dortmund are interested in Leeds United's 18-year-old England U21 midfielder Archie Gray. (Bild - in German), external

Arsenal will carry out a medical assessment of Wolves' Pedro Neto, 24, before deciding whether to make a bid for the Portugal winger. (Football Transfers), external

Tottenham have begun talks with the representatives of Lille's 24-year-old Canada forward Jonathan David, who is also linked with a move to Chelsea. (Football Insider), external

Ghana's Mohammed Kudus, 23, has been linked with a move away from West Ham but the club are yet to receive an offer for the attacking midfielder. (Sky Germany), external

Napoli will consider offers in the region of 100m euros (£85m) for 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, with Chelsea's 31-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku a potential replacement. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Aston Villa have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Germany forward Maximilian Beier. (Sky Sport Germany), external

The Premier League has warned clubs that selling players to and from each other in order to comply with financial rules could breach regulations about acting in good faith. (Times - subscription required)


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Wednesday 26 June 2024 07:28, UK


Manchester United are moving their women's team into portable buildings at their Carrington training complex this season to allow the men's squad to use their facilities during renovation works.
Historic Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem face bankruptcy after having their professional football licence revoked for failing to submit the correct documentation before last week's deadline.

Barcelona have held talks with Hull City over a shock move for young forward Jaden Philogene according to reports in Spain.
Germany's Euro 2024 plans have been affected by what is being termed a "mosquito plague" at their Herzogenaurach training base which has forced more work than is ideal having to be done inside.
Former Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has retired from professional football and taken on a role as part of Germany's U17 coaching staff.
Erik ten Hag has moved closer to signing a new contract at Manchester United following positive talks with the club and is set to retain the title of manager.

Manchester United could enter the race to sign Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin if they are unable to get a deal with Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee over the line.
Nottingham Forest are lining up a sensational move for their former striker Michail Antonio, who is also attracting interest from German side RB Leipzig.
Bayern Munich are keen on Everton's Amadou Onana - but the Toffees want £50m.
Germany's preparations for the last 16 were bitten as a plague of mosquitoes attacked their training base.

Arsenal are reported to have placed a £50m price tag on striker Eddie Nketiah.

British & Irish Lions head coach Andy Farrell will have complete freedom over selection for next summer's tour of Australia, with no pressure to select players from all four home nations or restrictions on those playing in France, opening up the chance to select his son Owen.

German police are reportedly investigating an incident which saw a Croatia fan bitten by another as they fought to get hold of Luka Ivanusec's shirt following the 1-1 draw with Italy.
Craig Bellamy and Scott Parker are still in the running to become Burnley's new boss after Ruud van Nistelrooy opted to return to Manchester United.

John McEnroe believes Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments should do away with fifth sets and replace them with 10-point tie-breaks.

Jack Butland is set to be named as Rangers captain if James Tavernier leaves Ibrox this summer, potentially for a reunion with Steven Gerrard at Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq.
Sead Haksabanovic's unhappy spell at Celtic is coming to a close after a deal was agreed to send the Montenegro international to Swedish champions Malmo.
Ross County are weighing up a move for midfielder Charlie Telfer, who will be a free agent after the end of his contract at Airdrie.

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Tottenham are ready to move for Eberechi Eze, Brighton eye Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, while Arsenal enquire about Johan Bakayoko.

Tottenham are interested in Crystal Palace's 25-year-old England forward Eberechi Eze and could look to activate a release clause in his contract. (Talksport), external

Brighton are keen on Leicester's 25-year-old English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Arsenal have enquired about signing PSV Eindhoven's 21-year-old Belgium forward Johan Bakayoko. (DHNet - in French), external

Bayern Munich remain interested in 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha but are well short of Fulham's £60m valuation. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Aston Villa are considering a move for 25-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger Pedro Goncalves. (A Bola - in Portuguese), external

Ipswich are in advanced talks with 24-year-old English defender Ben Johnson over a free transfer when his West Ham contract expires next week. (East Anglian Daily Times), external

Manchester United have held talks with Juventus about signing Adrien Rabiot, but face competition from Arsenal and Aston Villa for the 29-year-old France midfielder. (Teamtalk), external

Nottingham Forest and Brighton are interested in Norwegian side Sogndal's 18-year-old Ghanaian winger Edmund Baidoo. (Sky Sports), external

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is set to sign a new deal with the club. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Ten Hag, 54, will retain the title of 'manager' at Manchester United despite talk of a 'head coach' role (Mail), external

Barcelona could be interested in a loan deal for 24-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho after holding talks with Manchester United. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Leeds' Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 27, is in advanced talks with Real Betis over a permanent deal after signing for the club on loan last season. (Football Insider), external

Chelsea are moving forward in their pursuit of Barcelona's Spanish striker Marc Guiu, 18, and will trigger his 6m euro release clause. (Fabrizio Romano), external

West Ham are prepared to allow English forward Danny Ings, 31, to leave the club this summer and Southampton have registered their interest. (Football Insider), external

Tottenham have beaten a number of Premier League clubs to the signing of Glentoran's 16-year-old striker George Feeney, who has represented Northern Ireland and Wales at youth level. (Football.London), external

Hull's 22-year-old English winger Jaden Philogene has been offered to Barcelona on loan with the option to buy. (Sport - in Spanish)


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Wes Brown offers Man Utd advice on Jonny Evans and next defensive transfer target
Manchester United are attempting to offload Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as potential makeweights to land Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite in a transfer swap.
Manchester United are prepared to welcome Mason Greenwood back for pre-season training - if they fail to sell their exiled striker within the next fortnight.

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal is in talks about taking a stake in West Ham United.
Harry Maguire is among four Manchester United players set to be offered contract extensions this summer, according to reports.
Newcastle star Yankuba Minteh is refusing to join Lyon. The dramatic development could cause the Toon huge financial problems ahead of this week's Profit and Sustainability deadline on 30 June.

Chelsea have made an enquiry about Newcastle striker Alexander Isak.
INEOS, owned by Manchester United minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, have reportedly hired a lawyer to plead their case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, after UEFA blocked their attempts to sign Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
Aston Villa winger Moussa Diaby is attracting fresh interest from Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr.

The Manchester United Supporters' Trust (MUST) have urged Ineos to consult with fans over the "highly emotive" issue of a potential stadium naming rights deal.

Newcastle will do everything in their power to keep Alexander Isak on Tyneside and have let Chelsea and Arsenal know that it would take an astronomical offer to alter that stance.

Tottenham Hotspur have offered Aston Villa £20m for Jacob Ramsey in a deal that would involve Giovani Lo Celso moving in the opposite direction.
West Ham United have revived their interest in signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who is among the versatile right-backs on their shortlist.
England fans have been singled out yet again for special measures, with organisers planning to serve only low-alcohol beer for Sunday's round-of-16 encounter in Gelsenkirchen.

Manchester United are considering selling the naming rights to a refurbished Old Trafford or a newly-built stadium as part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe seeks to drive up revenues to fund the project, while the club is also deliberating over substantial ticket price rises.
Ipswich Town and Hull City are now engaged in active negotiations over the transfer of Jacob Greaves, although an agreement is yet to be reached.
Iliman Ndiaye is set to undergo a medical with Everton ahead of his £15m (€17.7m) transfer from Marseille.
Barcelona captain Sergi Roberto is negotiating with other clubs ahead of the expiration of his contract at the end of the month.

Rangers' home fixtures will not be reversed to away games during the Ibrox lockout at the start of the campaign as the SPFL prepare to unveil the fixture list on Thursday.

Chelsea enquire about Newcastle striker Alexander Isak but the Magpies would rather sell Callum Wilson, while Bayern Munich are set to move for Everton's Amadou Onana.

have enquired about Newcastle's Alexander Isak but would have to pay more than £115m to sign the 24-year-old Sweden striker. (Mail), external

Newcastle are reluctant to see Isak leave and would rather sell Callum Wilson, with teams from England, Germany and Saudi Arabia interested in the 33-year-old England striker. (Teamtalk), external

Bayern Munich are set to move for Everton's 22-year-old Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana after becoming frustrated in their efforts to sign Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, from Fulham. (Liverpool Echo), external

Barcelona are interested in Manchester City's 24-year-old Argentina striker Julian Alvarez. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which owns four Saudi Pro League clubs, has made an approach for Arsenal's 31-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey. (Caught Offside), external

Atalanta have made a £10m bid for Everton's Ben Godfrey, while an unnamed club has offered £15m for the 26-year-old England defender. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Manchester United are considering selling the naming rights to Old Trafford to help raise funds. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Everton are close to signing 27-year-old Nigeria midfielder Wilfried Ndidi on a free transfer when his Leicester contract expires next week. (Football Insider), external

Newcastle forward Yankuba Minteh has rejected a move to Lyon despite the French club agreeing a £40m fee for the 19-year-old Gambia international. (Sun), external
Brighton are interested in Inter Miami's 21-year-old Paraguay midfielder Diego Gomez. (Talksport), external

Crystal Palace are working on a deal to sign Sunderland's 18-year-old English midfielder Jobe Bellingham. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Ipswich are in talks with Hull over a deal for 23-year-old English defender Jacob Greaves. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Manchester United are targeting Bayern Munich's 23-year-old German goalkeeper Maria Luisa Grohs as a replacement for England's Mary Earps, who is set to join Paris St-Germain. (Florian Plettenberg), external

Saudi side Al-Hilal are weighing up a surprise move for 19-year-old Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho, who is currently at Copa America with Argentina. (Express), external

Arsenal are set to miss out on Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy with the 28-year-old Guinea international keen on a move to Borussia Dortmund. (Metro), external

Basketball great Shaquille O’Neal is in talks about taking a stake in West Ham United. (Sun)


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Friday 28 June 2024 07:10, UK


Manchester United are reportedly prepared to allow Marcus Rashford to leave the club this summer, amid interest from around Europe.
Manchester United's interest in a right winger could accelerate if Alejandro Garnacho completes a shock switch to Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal this summer.
Manchester United have reportedly had an offer for Manuel Ugarte rejected by Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea have reportedly approached Newcastle over a blockbuster transfer for Alexander Isak.
Bournemouth and Newcastle United are among the clubs ready to make an offer to Asmir Begovic after the veteran goalkeeper left QPR.
Premier League **** hero Peter Odemwingie is now a professional golfer and hopes to make the senior PGA Tour.

Families of England players were "soaked from all angles" when caught in the crossfire of fans throwing plastic beer cups in the direction of Gareth Southgate after the dour 0-0 draw with Slovenia.
The Premier League has written to all 20 of its clubs to remind them they will be punished if it is found they have made any fraudulent player transfers.

An overhaul of Manchester United's backroom is set to see Go Ahead Eagles manager Rene Hake join the club's coaching staff.
Newcastle will banish Yankuba Minteh to the youth team if he refuses to leave this summer.
Chelsea have been entered for the Conference League next season despite the extra financial restrictions they will face from UEFA.
UEFA has axed the Argentinian referee who ignored Scotland's penalty claim against Hungary, as well as his VAR.
Clive Tyldesley will commentate on his last game for ITV this weekend, bringing his 28-year stint with the broadcaster to an end with Denmark vs Germany on Saturday.
Wolves have slashed the price of their new kit by 30 per cent thanks to a deal with manufacturers SUDU.
Barcelona have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez.
Dan Ashworth's son Zac has left West Brom and signed a deal with League One side Blackpool.

Juventus are finalising a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in a deal worth £42m and have joined Chelsea in having an interest in Nottingham Forest defender Murillo.
David Beckham's Inter Miami and Cesc Fabregas' Como are set to battle it out to sign Raphael Varane after his Manchester United exit.
The Jamaican FA has suspended Aston Villa's Leon Bailey, citing comments he made savaging the national team set-up on a podcast months ago.

Arsenal are set to beat Real Madrid and a number of English clubs to the signing of Espanyol goalkeeper Joan Garcia.

Chelsea hope to boost their chances of signing Murillo by including Trevoh Chalobah as part of a bid for the Nottingham Forest defender.
The FA has agreed to pay Gareth Southgate's former agent, Terry Byrne, several hundred thousand pounds in compensation to settle a long-running legal dispute.
Norway international Elisabeth Terland, second-highest scorer in the Women's Super League last season, is closing on a deal to leave Brighton for Manchester United.
UCI president David Lappartient says cycling's governing body will pay whistleblowers who come forward with information about riders using hidden motors at the Tour de France.

Maheta Molango, the PFA's chief executive, has called for a change to the Premier League's "nonsensical" Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR) as he believes players do not have a fair say in their futures.
The PFA are ready to seek conversations with Manchester United after being made aware of growing discontent regarding the club's management of their women's team.

Distance runner Robert Qualls has been handed a three-year anti-doping suspension after testing positive for multiple banned substances… at the age of 72.

Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy says there is 'a lot of work to be done' in the transfer window as the club prepare for their title defence
Al Ittihad misfit Jota would reportedly love a return to Celtic this summer - but wages look set to scupper any prospect of a deal.
Besiktas are reportedly preparing a bid for Rangers star Tom Lawrence as the Ibrox side escalate their summer clearout.
Forward Mathias Kvistgaarden has declared he is ready to leave Brondby this summer amid Celtic's long-standing interest.

PSG are to consider a move for Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, while Chelsea are strong contenders to sign Lucy Bronze.

Paris St-Germain
will consider making a move for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and could step up their pursuit if they receive encouragement that the 26-year-old England international is open to joining them. (Talksport), external

Manchester City failed in a late move to hijack 22-year-old forward Michael Olise's move to Bayern Munich from Crystal Palace. (Football Insider), external

Chelsea want Nottingham Forest's 21-year-old Brazilian defender Murillo, who the City Ground side value at £70m, and could offer English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, 24, as part of any deal. (Guardian), external

Chelsea have contacted Leicester City about signing 25-year-old English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, who is understood to only want to move to the Blues if he leaves the Foxes. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Brighton had agreed a swap deal with Leicester City for Dewsbury-Hall which involved Poland midfielder Jakub Moder and a fee for the Foxes, prior to Chelsea showing an interest. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Brentford are also interested in Dewsbury-Hall, who is valued at about £40m by Leicester City. (Mail), external

Chelsea have also joined Tottenham in the race to sign English midfielder Archie Gray, 18, from Leeds. (Telegraph - subscription required), external
Chelsea have emerged as strong contenders to sign England defender Lucy Bronze, 32, following her departure from Barcelona. (Guardian), external

Clubs in America's National Women's Soccer League are also interested in signing Bronze. (ESPN), external

Manchester United's English forward Mason Greenwood is thought to prefer a move to Marseille over his other options, with the 22-year-old having also been linked with Juventus, Lazio, Napoli, Valencia and Benfica. (Athletic - subscription required), external

Tottenham have had a £20m bid for English midfielder Jacob Ramsey, 23, rejected by Aston Villa in a deal which involved Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 28, moving in the opposite direction. (Times - subscription required), external

Napoli have no plans to sell Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia this summer, with the Serie A club's president Aurelio de Laurentiis having met with the 23-year-old and his agent at Euro 2024 - with plans to offer the player a new contract after the tournament in Germany. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Newcastle have been told by AC Milan only a fee of around £40m will prise 26-year-old England defender Fikayo Tomori from San Siro. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is ready to open talks with AC Milan and Napoli over a transfer but the 31-year-old Belgium striker will cost them £25m. (La Gazetta dello Sport via Football Italia), external

Arsenal's Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 24, has agreed personal terms with Sevilla to join the Spanish club on loan for the 2024-25 season. (Penalty, via Football London), external

Arsenal are set to seal a deal for Espanyol's Joan Garcia that will see the Spanish goalkeeper, 23, become their first summer signing. (Mirror), external

Tottenham and West Ham have joined the race to sign 22-year-old English winger Jaden Philogene from Hull City. (Football Insider), external

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and Go Ahead Eagles coach Rene Hake are both now in talks to join Erik ten Hag’s backroom staff at Old Trafford. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Barcelona are reportedly set to lock horns with Manchester United in the race for Amadou Onana's signature.
Chelsea have discussed a potential deal involving striker Armando Broja in their offer for Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
Everton and West Ham have also been among the clubs to ask about Hull centre-back Jacob Greaves along with Ipswich Town.
Jake Wightman faces missing out on Olympic selection in the 1,500m after he withdrew from this weekend's British trials with a calf injury.

Neymar has gone on record listing the four Premier League clubs he'd play for after being backed to join Arsenal.
Manchester City are closing in on making Oliver Reiss their new U18s manager.

Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia says he will decide on his future after Euro 2024 because he is fully focused on Georgia's knockout game against Spain.
Emile Smith Rowe is set to tell Arsenal he wants to leave the club.
Arsenal's initial approach for Jules Kounde has been shut down by Barcelona.

Wolves are refusing to budge on their £45m valuation of Max Kilman, forcing West Ham to start thinking about moving on to other defensive targets.
Reading have requested to withdraw from the Women's Championship, after an 11th-hour bid to take over the women's arm of the club fell through, and the entire women's and girls' programme could soon be closed down.
Wimbledon is facing calls to drop Barclays as a sponsor over the bank's ties to fossil fuels and defence companies supplying Israel.
The river Seine is still failing water quality tests one month before the Paris Olympics when it is scheduled to host the open-water swimming competition and the swimming leg of the triathlon, results revealed on Friday.
Kevin Sinfield has been granted compassionate leave from England's tour of New Zealand to fly home and attend his friend Rob Burrow's funeral next weekend.

Emma Raducanu is eyeing up a future as a University of Oxford student, according to her friend and fellow tennis professional Fran Jones, who recently spent a day touring Oxford's colleges with her.
Max Verstappen's father Jos has reignited his feud with Christian Horner by accusing the Red Bull team principal of forcing him out of a legends parade at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Brighton are set to advance their interest in Newcastle United winger Yankuba Minteh with the Magpies forced to broker sales before the so-called Profitability and Sustainability Regulations (PSR) deadline at the end of the month.

Manchester United are seriously considering a move to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich.

Celtic target Dominik Livakovic won't be leaving Fenerbahce this summer after a representative of the Croatian stopper came out to deny any talk of a departure.
Rising Hacken star Pontus Dahbo is reportedly on Celtic's wanted list with the 18-year-old being watched by a clutch of European big-hitters.

Gio Van Bronckhorst is reportedly set to do business with Rangers this summer and reunite with one of his former players at Besiktas.
Rangers boss Philippe Clement's summer recruitment drive has extended into his dugout by appointing Andries Ulderlink to his backroom team.
Former Hearts boss Ian Cathro is set to be appointed as the new manager of Portuguese outfit Estoril.

Bayern Munich make final offer for Fulham's Joao Palhinha, West Ham could move on from Max Kilman chase, while Barcelona and PSG want

Manchester City's Julian Alvarez. Bayern Munich
have made a final offer of between £38-39m for 28-year-old Fulham and Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, who has already verbally agreed a deal with the German club. (Sky Sports Germany), external

West Ham are willing to pay £35m for Wolves' English defender Max Kilman but are ready to look at other centre-backs, with the Midlands club refusing to shift on their £45m valuation of the 27-year-old. (Guardian), external

Fulham are set to work on deals to keep Brazil forward Willian, 35, and Jamaica winger Bobby De Cordova-Reid, 31, even after their contracts with the club run out on Monday. (Standard), external

Talks between Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag about a new contract have been positive and progressed this week. (Sky Sports), external

Chelsea insist that they want £37m for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, although AC Milan and Napoli hope the 31-year-old's price drops during the summer. (Gianluca di Marzio), external

Barcelona and Paris St-Germain are hoping to convince Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 24, to leave Manchester City this summer. (Caught Offside), external

AC Milan are also interested in 26-year-old English striker Tammy Abraham, who has a contract until 2026 with Roma. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian), external

Juventus are monitoring Atalanta forward Ademola Lookman, while Bayern Munich have had the 26-year-old watched and a number of Premier League teams are also interested in the Nigeria international. (Mail), external

Bayern Munich are in talks to sign Germany defender Jonathan Tah from Bayer Leverkusen and both clubs are moving closer on an agreement for the 28-year-old, who has one year left on his contract. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Newcastle United are confident that Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, will sign a new contract this summer, amid interest from Chelsea. (Givemesport), external

Barcelona are unlikely to make a move for Bayern Munich's Germany right-back Joshua Kimmich, with Everton's Belgium international Amadou Onana, 22, and 28-year-old Spain international Mikel Merino, who plays for Real Sociedad, the preferred options for a role in their midfield. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish), external

Tottenham are chasing Leeds' Archie Gray, 18, with the English midfielder also on the radar of clubs in Spain and Germany. (Talksport), external

Everton are the latest club to express an interest in Hull's 22-year-old English winger Jaden Philogene. (Echo), external

Southampton are in talks with manager Russell Martin about extending his contract after he guided them to promotion back into the Premier League at the first time of asking. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Liverpool remain interested in signing Anthony Gordon despite talks over a deal for the Newcastle winger breaking down this week.
West Ham have approached Metz about signing the Georgia striker Georges Mikautadze.

Newcastle have tried to sell three players over the past week. Including the England winger Anthony Gordon, amid fears they could face a points deduction for breaching the Premier League's financial rules.

Manchester United hope to reveal their coaching staff for next season in the next few days as positive discussions continue with manager Erik ten Hag about a new deal.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson has played down concern about her fitness ahead of this summer's Olympics in Paris.

Crystal Palace will be owed a percentage of Lyon defender Jake O'Brien's next move amid serious Premier League interest in the Republic of Ireland defender.
Security staff around the England partners and families have been told to look out for flying beer cups - as part of plans to ensure there is no repeat of the soaking some suffered in Cologne.
Chelsea have signed Argentina talent Aaron Anselmino but will not see him play for a while as he is remaining at Boca Juniors on loan for at least a season.

Bayern Munich are set to lodge their final offer for Fulham star Joao Palhinha.
Manchester United have stepped up talks for three of INEOS' top simmer transfer targets as Everton continue to play hardball over Jarrad Branthwaite.
Former Manchester United defender Raphael Varane was in Italy on Saturday for talks with Serie A new boys Como.
Bologna are hoping to spark a Premier League bidding war for defender Riccardo Calafiori as they do not want to sell the £40m rated man to a Serie A rival.

Unsettled Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is hell-bent on moving to the Premier League with champions Manchester City as he wants a reunion with Pep Guardiola.
Arsenal are ready to enter the race to sign Lille star Jonathan David.
Liverpool will face competition from two Premier League rivals for Napoli striker Khvicha Kvaratshkeila, but Napoli are determined not to sell the Georgia star.Paris Saint-Germain boss Luis Enrique is ready to green light a deal which would see Manchester United sign midfielder Manuel Ugarte.
Fulham boss Marco Silva is facing a mass exodus this summer with Willian, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Joao Palhinha all set to join Tosin in leaving Craven Cottage.
Brighton are aiming to seal a deal this week for Dutch midfielder Mats Wieffer after getting closer to Feyenoord's £30m valuation.
Premier League clubs are on standby to secure a cut-price deal with Galatasaray for former Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
Promoted sides Southampton and Ipswich are going head-to-head to try and sign Sheffield United striker Ben Brereton-Diaz
Southampton hope to beat south coast rivals Brighton to the signing of AZ Alkmaar right-back Yukinari Sugawara.

Chelsea have discussed including Nicolas Jackson as part of any deal for Newcastle's Alexander Isak.
Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe can go for £25m but is in no rush to leave.
Newcastle have their sights on young American keeper Gavin Beavers ahead of a surprise move.
Manchester United might have trouble getting rid of Casemiro this summer because the Brazil midfielder would cost a small fortune to buy out of his contract.
David Moyes is keen to remain in club management despite loud calls for him to replace Steve Clarke as Scotland boss
Southampton are backing away from a deal to sign winger Jack Clarke because Sunderland want £18m for him.
Nottingham Forest are keen on adding experienced Sheffield United defender John Egan to their squad this summer - he will be a free agent but the Blades would also like him back.
Crystal Palace have inserted a 15 per cent sell-on fee into their deal with Bayern Munich for Michael Olise and are eyeing up free agent Ryan Sessegnon.
Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna knows exactly what characteristics he wants from the six major summer signings he would like to make.
Relegated Luton are keen on loaning two players from Crystal Palace - midfielder David Ozoh and winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi.
Manchester City want James McAtee to sign a contract extension before deciding where he goes on loan next season, with sister club Girona a possible destination
Leicester City have held talks to sign Paraguay winger Ramon Sosa from Argentinian side Talleres.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is having to run potential new signings past the club's prospective new American owners.
Jonny Bairstow is facing up to the prospect of his England Test career being over with his place in the squad to face the West Indies in question.

The Belgian FA has issued an apology after sharing a video to their official social media channels in which Amadou Onana chants about tackling Kylian Mbappe's shin.
Andy Murray has revealed he is willing to take a "risk" to play a final Wimbledon despite confessing he still cannot yet "move properly".

Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign left-back Caleb Wiley from Atlanta United.

Hibs are eyeing Ross County striker Simon Murray.
Harry McKirdy has been told to grab his fresh Hibs chance with both hands.

Manchester United open talks with Matthijs de Ligt, Paris St-Germain consider world-record bid for Lamine Yamal and Manchester City are interested in Joshua Kimmich and Dani Olmo.

Manchester United
have opened talks with 24-year-old Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, who is ready to leave Bayern Munich this summer. (Sky Sport Germany), external

Paris St-Germain are prepared to pay a world-record transfer fee to sign Spain winger Lamine Yamal, 16, from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish), external

Manchester City are interested in signing Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 29, and RB Leipzig's Spain winger Dani Olmo, 26. (Sun), external

Chelsea have discussed including Senegal striker Nicolas Jackson, 23, as part of a deal for Newcastle United's Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24. (Sun), external

Chelsea are also ready to offer England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, and English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, 24, as potential makeweights in a deal for Isak. (Football Insider), external

Arsenal remain interested in Isak and can match Newcastle’s asking price, yet the Gunners are likely to prioritise a midfield signing. (Football Transfers), external

Newcastle are in advanced talks with Nottingham Forest over a move for Sweden winger Anthony Elanga, 22, with Scottish midfielder Elliot Anderson, 21, likely to move in the opposite direction. (Talksport), external

Senegal centre-back Moussa Niakhate, 28, is set to complete a move from Forest to Lyon. (Fabrizio Romano), external

West Ham have approached Metz about signing Georgia striker Georges Mikautadze, 23, and are also monitoring Lyon's Republic of Ireland defender Jake O’Brien, 23. (Guardian), external

Crystal Palace are in line for a significant cash windfall from O'Brien's next move as they included a sell-on clause of up to 25% when they sold him to Lyon last summer. (Mail), external

Crystal Palace are interested in Emile Smith Rowe, who can leave Arsenal for £25m, but the England midfielder, 23, is keen to stay with the Gunners. (Sun), external

Former France defender Raphael Varane, 31, has arrived in Italy to discuss a potential move to Como after leaving Manchester United. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian), external

Vasco da Gama have beaten off competition from Brazilian rivals to reach an agreement with Philippe Coutinho over a summer move after the Brazil winger, 32, agreed for Aston Villa to terminate his contract. (Globo - in Portuguese), external

Leicester City have rejected Chelsea's opening bid for English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 25. (90min), external

Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Norway striker Jorgen Strand Larsen, 24, from Celta Vigo. (AS - in Spanish), external

Chelsea's English forward Carney Chukwuemeka, 20, is a target for AC Milan. (Gianluca di Marzio), external

Borussia Dortmund have made a "massive" offer to Tottenham's English winger Mikey Moore, 16. (Football Insider), external

Dortmund are also close to signing Italian striker Samuele Inacio, 16, from Atalanta after beating off competition from Bayern Munich. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)


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Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea eye Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, Brighton see target slip away, while Manchester United cool interest in Barcelona defender.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea
and West Ham are all interested in 22-year-old Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori but will have to pay in excess of £40m to prise him away from Bologna. (Express), external

A number of Barcelona's directors remain unconvinced about the merits of signing Spain's Euro 2024 star winger Nico Williams, 21, from Athletic Bilbao. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Brighton have been left frustrated after Chelsea agreed a deal to sign midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 25, from Leicester even though the player had undergone a medical with the Seagulls and a fee was agreed between the two clubs. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Leicester are close to agreeing a deal to sign 18-year-old midfielder Michael Golding from Chelsea. (The Athletic - subscription required), external

Newcastle are trying to negotiate a deal to sign Nottingham Forest's Greek goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos, 30, as part of 21-year-old Scotland midfielder Elliot Anderson's move to the City Ground. (Daily Mail), external

Manchester United are unlikely to pursue a deal for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo despite long-standing interest in the 25-year-old Uruguay international. (Football Transfers), external

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has made it clear in talks with the club's board that they should not look to cash in on Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, this summer amid interest from

Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano via Teamtalk), external

Tottenham are set to trigger an option to extend 31-year-old South Korea forward Son Heung-min's contract with the club until 2026. (Football Insider)


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Man Utd will need to pay Bayern Munich £42m if they want to bring defender Matthijs de Ligt to Old Trafford.
Jordan Pickford is ready to repeat past heroics and take a penalty against Switzerland should he be required to do so.
Julen Lopetegui plans to take David Moyes for a coffee before launching his era at West Ham United as the Spaniard pledged to bring new ideas and "big noise" to the club next season.
New Zealand and South Africa plan to revive traditional long-form tours from 2026 in a bid to match the commercial might of British & Irish Lions series.
The Scottish Rugby Union has announced that 35 jobs are set to go as part of a 'financial reset'

Man Utd's new shirt sponsorship deal with US IT company Snapdragon is worth £59.3m per season - with no penalty if United fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Newcastle fear Anthony Gordon's 'head may have been turned' after the winger was offered to Liverpool.
Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted the European Championship in Germany will be "without doubt" the last of his glittering career.
Wimbledon will not be showing any Euro 2024 matches over the next fortnight, including England's quarter-final against Switzerland on Saturday.
Kingsley Coman has left France's European Championship camp following Monday's round-of-16 victory over Belgium ahead of the birth of his fourth child.
Barcelona's plan to raise hundreds of millions of euros to help fix their severe financial problems by floating a 'Barca Media' on the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York is officially over.
National football associations represented in this summer's European Championship have been fined more than €1.2m (£1m) by organisers UEFA during the tournament group stages.
Representatives of Saudi Pro League side Al Qadsiah have travelled to Spain for discussions with representatives of Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
St Johnstone youth defender Callan Hamill is training at Arsenal's academy with a view to a potential transfer next summer.

Unsettled Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is hell-bent on joining Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Ezri Konsa is in line to replace the suspended Marc Guehi in England's defence against Switzerland on Saturday.
Anthony Gordon was denied his dream move to his boyhood club after Liverpool failed to make a bid that matched Newcastle United's asking price.
Wimbledon has received a major boost in its fight with local residents over an expansion plan, with a poll revealing that over half of Londoners are in favour of the proposal.

Jude Bellingham made a similar 'crotch-grabbing' gesture when Real Madrid played Barcelona in April - backing up his claim the gesture he made following his goal against Slovakia was not directed at his opponents.
Kylian Mbappe celebrated in front of Jan Vertonghen after the Belgian defender scored an own goal against France.
Marc Guehi completed England's win over Slovakia with a painful shoulder injury that required an injection at half-time.
Copa America referee Kevin Ortega refused to shake Christian Pulisic's hand after a furious bust-up with the American captain.
West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has insisted the uncertainty around Lucas Paqueta is not affecting their transfer strategy, with the forward awaiting his case to be heard after being charged for breaking the Football Association's betting rules.
Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron has emerged as a target for Al-Ettifaq.

Chelsea striker Armando Broja says he has had offers from clubs in Serie A, the Bundesliga - and the Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne stormed out of an interview after a "stupid" question following Belgium's defeat to France.
Marc Guiu has penned an emotional letter to Barcelona staff after joining Chelsea.
Italy suffered from a broken dressing room during Euro 2024, according to reports.
Arsenal have pocketed a tidy near £4m windfall after Chelsea sold Omari Hutchinson to Ipswich Town.
Arsenal have announced that Amario Cozier-Duberry and Reuell Walters have been released by the club.

F1 icon Lewis Hamilton is reportedly in talks with Gresini Racing about purchasing the satellite Ducati MotoGP squad.

Celtic want to make a summer move for Burnley defender Dara O'Shea.
Unsure Celtic target Martin Dubravka admits he wants immediate answers from Newcastle United after they signed two goalkeepers with his future up in the air.
Former Dundee United boss Tam Courts is closing in on a sensational move to Saudi Arabia as he gets set to link-up with former Rangers supremo James Bisgrove.

Sead Haksabanovic has claimed that Brendan Rodgers forced the Celtic board into selling him this summer.
Scotland chiefs are backing Steve Clarke - despite the Euro 2024 nightmare.

Anthony Gordon's head has been turned by Liverpool interest - though Newcastle do not want to sell, while Manchester United offer five-year deal to Matthijs de Ligt.

Anthony Gordon's head has been turned by interest from Liverpool, but Newcastle insist the 23-year-old England winger will not be sold. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Liverpool remain interested in Gordon and could make another move to sign him this summer. (Teamtalk), external

Manchester United have offered Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, a five-year contract as they continue transfer talks with Bayern Munich. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch), external

United would make another move for Jarrad Branthwaite if Everton drop their asking price, but the Toffees are under no financial pressure to sell the 22-year-old England defender. (Sky Sports), external

Chelsea want to sign Athletic Bilbao's Spain winger Nico Williams but the 21-year-old would prefer a move to Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Galatasaray forward Wilfried Zaha is keen to return to the Premier League, with West Ham, Wolves and former club Crystal Palace interested in the 31-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Star), external

A Saudi Pro League club is in talks with Newcastle over a deal for 30-year-old Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron. (Sky Sports), external

Arsenal have activated the option to sign Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 28, from Brentford on a permanent deal after a loan spell last season. (Mail), external

Liverpool and AC Milan are interested in signing France midfielder Adrien Rabiot following the expiry of the 29-year-old's Juventus contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Sevilla are set to sign Arsenal's 24-year-old Belgium midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga on a season-long loan. (Teamtalk), external

Southampton are ready to make a £20m bid for Celtic's 23-year-old Denmark midfielder Matt O'Riley. (Talksport), external

Brighton, Brentford, Everton and Southampton are interested in Millwall's 18-year-old English midfielder Josh Stephenson. (Football Insider), external

Newcastle United are determined to keep Sweden striker Alexander Isak amid reports linking the 24-year-old with a move to Arsenal or Chelsea. (Football London), external

Manchester City have beaten Arsenal to Chelsea's 16-year-old English midfielder Ryan McAidoo. (Mirror), external

Nottingham Forest are expected to offload English midfielder Lewis O'Brien this summer with Sheffield United, Preston North End and Ipswich Town interested in the 25-year-old. (Northamptonshire Live), external

Burnley goalkeeper Aro Muric, 25, is set to leave the club this summer with a number of Premier League clubs interested in the Kosovo international. (Mail)


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Arsenal are among the Premier League suitors linked with a move for Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori, with Bologna understood to be open to Premier League bids.
Lyon have swooped for Nottingham Forest and Belgium midfielder Orel Mangala.
Sunderland wonderkid Chris Rigg has signed a new deal with the club despite reported interest from Premier League sides, including Manchester United.
Neal Maupay claims he will be returning to Everton because Brentford did not take up the option to sign him permanently.
Arsenal are set to complete the permanent signing of David Raya after activating the £27m purchase option that was included as part of his loan move last summer.

Jude Bellingham will insist his crotch-grabbing gesture against Slovakia was not meant to be offensive after being contacted by UEFA to explain his actions.
Sir Geoffrey Boycott has revealed he has had throat cancer diagnosed for a second time and will undergo surgery to treat the illness.
Tara Moore is back at Wimbledon after it was ruled contaminated meat caused her positive doping test, but she has paid a heavy price in trying to clear her name.

Burnley have agreed a deal with Santos to sign defender Lucas Pires.
Brighton are interested in adding Rayo Vallecano's Romania international right-back Andrei Ratiu to the squad for their first season under new head coach Fabian Hurzeler.
Sky Sports' Elliot Cook and James Savundra discuss how well Fabian Hurzeler will do at Brighton following his first press conference for the club
Manchester City are set to sign Savinho, also known as Savio, on a five-year-contract.
Southampton have reached an agreement in principle with Peterborough for the signing of central defender Ronnie Edwards.
Hibernian midfielder Ewan Henderson has agreed a deal to join Belgium Pro League club Beerschot in a permanent transfer.
Darko Gyabi has re-joined Plymouth on a season-long loan from Leeds.
Manchester City are advancing on a deal to sign England U16 captain Harrison Miles after the expiry of his contract at Southampton.
Mohammed Kudus' West Ham contract includes a release clause that, as of July 1, will not be available to trigger until next summer.
West Ham manager Julen Lopetegui reveals the key player trait that will improve the team

Marc Guehi needed an injection on a shoulder injury at half-time in England's win over Slovakia.

Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams may be on his way to Liverpool this summer, according to multiple emerging reports.
Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram has signed for Juventus in a deal worth £20m.
Liverpool remain interested in Newcastle winger Anthony Gordon but face having to pay at least £70m.
Manchester United reportedly intend to keep Marcus Rashford at the club this summer amid uncertainty over his future.

Rangers have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle to the capture of Alfie Hutchison.
Ryan McGowan is set to leave St Johnstone - and is expected to sign for an unnamed Championship club this week.
Albert Sambi Lokonga is set to leave Arsenal, with talks over a move to Sevilla under way.
Josh Walker is set to join Queen of the South as new boss Peter Murphy steps up his Palmerston rebuild.
Jimmy Thelin has revealed that Duk has not travelled with his Aberdeen squad because he has a medical issue.
Rangers youngster Jay Hogarth is to join Queen of the South.

Scotland chiefs are backing Steve Clarke - despite their Euro 2024 nightmare.
Celtic will have to fight it out with European clubs to land top talent Andy Rojas after his club revealed they have already received an offer from a Portuguese side.

When does the summer transfer window open and close?
The 2024 summer transfer window in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.
The window will close on August 30 at 11pm UK time in England and at 11.30pm in Scotland.
The Premier League and Scottish Premiership brought forward Deadline Day to link up with the other major leagues in Europe. The closing dates were set following discussions with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

Real Madrid target Marc Guehi, Arsenal lead pursuit of Riccardo Calafiori and Newcastle interested in Anthony Elanga.

Real Madrid
want 23-year-old Crystal Palace and England defender Marc Guehi, and Barcelona and Juventus are also keeping tabs on him. (Sun), external

Arsenal have moved ahead of Juventus in the pursuit of 22-year-old Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, who impressed for Italy at Euro 2024. (Telegraph - subscription), external

Newcastle are interested in Nottingham Forest's 22-year-old Sweden forward Anthony Elanga. (Teamtalk), external

Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, is interested in a move to Manchester United. Bayern Munich value him at 50m euros (£42.4m). (Sky Sports), external

Paris St-Germain have enquired about Leeds United's 22-year-old Dutch forward Crysencio Summerville. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch), external

Brighton are interested in Feyenoord's 24-year-old Netherlands midfielder Mats Wieffer and Rayo Vallecano's 26-year-old Romania defender Andrei Ratiu. (Athletic - subscription), external

Manchester United have made a move to sign Bologna's 23-year-old Netherlands forward Joshua Zirzkee, but AC Milan have agreed personal terms. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Manchester City are set to sign 20-year-old Brazil winger Savio from fellow City Football Group side Troyes. (Athletic - subscription), external

Chelsea have agreed a £14m fee with Boca Juniors for 19-year-old Argentine defender Aaron Anselmino. (Football.London), external

West Ham have had a bid of 35m euros (£26.9m) rejected by Nice for 24-year-old France defender Jean-Clair Todibo. (L'Equipe - in French), external

Borussia Dortmund will make a move for Tottenham's 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if they fail in their attempts to sign Germany midfielder Pascal Gross, 33, from Brighton. (Sky Sports Germany), external

Chelsea are poised to sign England defender Lucy Bronze, 32, and Spanish midfielder Julia Bartel, 20, on free transfers after they left Barcelona. (Guardian), external

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for 31-year-old England defender Harry Maguire this summer. (Talksport), external

Tottenham are considering a move for Rennes' 19-year-old French midfielder Desire Doue. (Teamtalk), external

Swansea defender Nathan Wood, 22, is to have a medical at Southampton after the clubs agreed a £5m fee. (Football Insider), external

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 32, is set to leave Aston Villa this week and is keen on rejoining boyhood club Vasco da Gama. (Birmingham Live), external

Manchester United have not ruled out allowing 26-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford to leave this summer. (Manchester Evening News), external

Burnley are set to appoint former Fulham manager Scott Parker as manager. (Football Insider), external

Wolves are monitoring Juventus' 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo. (Birmingham Live), external

West Ham are interested in Manchester United's 26-year-old English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has less than 12 months left on his contract. (Metro)


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Manchester United will listen to offers for Marcus Rashford after the breakdown of his relationship with Erik ten Hag.
Centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is set to complete his £40m move to Manchester United once the Netherlands' Euro 2024 campaign is over.
Jude Bellingham may not know until Friday if he will be cleared to play in England's Euro 2024 quarter-final against Switzerland.

Al Nassr are ready to pay Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson north of £50m over two years.
Nottingham Forest defender Murillo has admitted that he could hold talks with the club's owners amid links with Chelsea.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are primed for more interest in defender Max Kilman after receiving offers from West Ham and Napoli.
Tottenham have offered Djed Spence around after failing to agree a fee with Genoa.
West Ham are battling to keep England starlet Chinaza Nwosu.

German police are on red alert ahead of a potential semi-final clash between England and Turkey at Euro 2024.

England have explored a three-at-the-back system ahead of Saturday's crunch Euro 2024 quarter-final against Switzerland.
Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi-Lokonga has agreed a move to Sevilla following the end of his loan spell at Luton.
Willian has turned down an initial contract offer from Fulham amid major interest from Saudi Arabia.
Several members of Sheffield United Women's team have not been told whether they are wanted for the upcoming season, despite the club being due to start pre-season training.
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Euro 2024 will be Cristiano Ronaldo's last major tournament with Portugal.

Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on Kyle Walker-Peters in what would be a surprise reunion.
The legendary Manny Pacquiao has been backed by the WBC to make his return to the boxing ring - nearly four years on from hanging up his gloves.
Dan Evans hit out at the officials for insisting he continued to play on an 'unsafe' court after he crashed out of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Avram Glazer, a part owner of Manchester United and a member of the Glazer family who retain a majority stake in the club, has failed in a bid to become the controlling shareholder of NWSL side Angel City.
Manchester United are considering using St George's Park as a temporary base for their women's team after the men's team relocated to the women's building during renovation work at Carrington.

Manchester United's move for Bayern Munich's Matthijs de Ligt is progressing quickly as the club begin making moves in the transfer market.

Chelsea are considering signing another short-term front-of-shirt sponsor with the club wary of agreeing a multi-year deal while they are out of the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo's heart-rate data during Portugal's penalty shoot-out win over Slovenia has been made public by the maker of a wearable device with whom he has partnered.

Rangers are reportedly weighing up a move for Le Havre midfielder Oussama Targhalline - with the French Ligue 1 side desperate to keep a hold of their Moroccan midfield star.
Todd Cantwell was offered to Italian side Lecce by former Liverpool star turned agent Jose Enrique with the move shared online after the Spaniard sent the message to the wrong person.
Celtic have been offered the chance to sign former Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi.

Norwich City have kicked out Celtic's opening £4m bid for Adam Idah and want around £7m for the striker, following his successful Parkhead loan last term.
Former Rangers starlet Robbie Ure has earned himself a major new deal with European giants Anderlecht.

Arsenal have Riccardo Calafiori bid rejected, Manchester United would consider Bruno Fernandes offer, and Real Madrid interested in William Saliba.

have had a 47m euro (£40m) offer for Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori rejected by Bologna, who want at least 50m euros (£42m). Chelsea are also interested in the 22-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian), external

Manchester United would consider a sizeable offer for 29-year-old Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, but he is expected to sign a new contract at Old Trafford. (Mirror), external

France defender William Saliba, 23, could leave Arsenal this summer, with Real Madrid interested. (Mirror), external

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, is expected to be involved in Napoli's pre-season preparations next week amid interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. (Football Italia), external

West Ham are considering making a new offer for Nice's 24-year-old France defender Jean-Clair Todibo after a £25m bid was rejected. (Mail), external

Barcelona want to sign Spain forward Dani Olmo, 26, from RB Leipzig and are trying to agree a payment plan to meet his 60m euro (£51m) release clause. (90 Min), external

Brazilian winger Willian has rejected the offer of a new contract at Fulham. Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Turkey are interested in the 35-year-old. (Mail), external

Paris St-Germain midfielder Ethan Mbappe, brother of France striker Kylian, is set sign a long-term deal at Lille. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Manchester United are keen on re-signing Tottenham's 27-year-old Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Old Trafford (AS - in Spanish), external

Everton are interested in 22-year-old Cameroon defender Jackson Tchatchoua, whose club Hellas Verona want 8m euros (£7m). (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian), external

Atalanta are set to sign Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 25, on loan from Galatasaray with an obligation to buy. (Gazzetta dello Sport), external

Barcelona would be willing to sell Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo and Brazil winger Raphinha this summer in order to sign Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain forward Nico Williams. (SportsMole), external

Chelsea are keen on Nottingham Forest's 21-year-old Brazilian defender Murillo but think his £60m price tag is too high. (Football London), external

AC Milan's 26-year-old France defender Theo Hernandez is closing in on a £51m move to Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News), external

Chelsea's England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, is reluctant to relocate to the Midlands to join Aston Villa as he waits on a potential new contract at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph - subscription)


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Mo Salah has turned down the chance to go to the Olympic Games as one of Egypt's over-23 players and will instead be back at Liverpool for the start of pre-season.
Alexi Lalas has urged US soccer chiefs to do everything in their power to persuade Jurgen Klopp to become the next head coach of their men's national team.
Wolves are leading the race to bring Kasper Schmeichel back to the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag will retain the final say on all Manchester United transfers despite the arrivals of Dan Ashworth and Jason Wilcox to head up their recruitment team.
Marc Cucurella has been trying to sell Chelsea to summer target Nico Williams but admits he is facing stiff competition from the Barcelona contingent in Spain's Euro 2024 squad.
Mags Mernagh, the brains behind a £60m revamp of Manchester United's Carrington training complex, is leaving the club just before work begins on the changes.
Manchester City are close to agreeing the sale of full-back Sergio Gomez to Real Sociedad but the deal is likely to include a sell-on clause and buy-back arrangement.
Andy Carroll has returned to training with his French club Amiens just days after reports emerged that he had been involved in a brawl in the centre of London.
Williams could consider an offer to Daniel Ricciardo for the 2025 F1 season if their frustrations in trying to tie down Carlos Sainz continue.
Brighton have had a £25m bid accepted for Feyenoord defensive midfielder Mats Wieffer, 24.
Bayern Munich supporters have started a petition to block the transfer of Matthijs de Ligt to Manchester United.
Former Tottenham Hotspur player Tanguy Ndombele has signed for Nice after ending his contract with Spurs last month.

Leicester City are set to confirm the permanent signing of last season's loan star Abdul Fatawu from Sporting Lisbon and are also showing interest in Atalanta centre-back Caleb Okoli.
Leicester City are facing an almost certain points deduction next term before kicking a ball in the Premier League.

Manchester United are considering a move to bring Sergio Reguilon back to the club with the defender entering the final year of his contract at Tottenham.

Manchester United are set to bring in a new goalkeeping coach with Burnley's Jelle ten Rouwelaar ready to move to Old Trafford to work under fellow Dutchman Erik ten Hag.

Mason Greenwood remains focused on a move to Serie A club Lazio this summer but they are yet to come anywhere near Manchester United's valuation of the striker.
A "pinching row" has broken out before Spain meet Germany in the last-eight of Euro 2024 with Pedri accusing Antonio Rudiger of showing a lack of respect to opponents by regularly nipping them with his fingers when marking closely.
Leeds have rejected a £30m offer from Brighton for Georginio Rutter.
Centre-back Maxence Lacroix is thought to have turned down a contract offer from Wolfsburg amid links with Liverpool.

Manchester United are closing on a deal to sign Slovakia U17 star Samuel Lusale from fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.

Luton Town are set to complete the signing of midfielder Shandon Baptiste who is a free agent after leaving Brentford at the end of his contract.

British athletes have accused their national governing body of "killing" the sport because of an Olympic selection policy that is going to see Britain turn down around 10 places at the Paris Games which will now go to supposedly inferior athletes from other countries.
The ATP Tour has been forced into a U-turn after leading players complained about proposals to restrict the number of doubles specialists at post-Wimbledon tournaments to try and attract more singles players to enter.

Martin Boyle says he is happy at Hibs and will only make what he previously called a dream move to Australia's A-League when the club has had enough of him.
Utrecht are reported to have given up on their attempts to sign Rangers striker Sam Lammers on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell last season.
Former Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is set to leave Santos and return to his native Colombia with America de Cali.
Dimitar Mitov was one of the top performers in the Premiership last season and is confident that his Aberdeen move can take him up a level.

Manchester City expect Saudi bid for keeper Ederson, while Flamengo are in talks with West Ham for Lucas Paqueta and Marc Cucurella tries to convince Nico Williams to join Chelsea.

Manchester City
are braced for a bid from Saudi Arabia for keeper Ederson and will want in excess of £30m for the Brazil international, who has been linked with Al-Nassr. (Talksport), external

Marseille are confident of outbidding Lazio to sign Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood after the Serie A side offered £17m for the 22-year-old (Mail), external

Flamengo have initiated contact with West Ham about signing 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta. (Globo - in Portuguese), external

Barcelona are the frontrunners to sign Athletic Bilbao and Spain winger Nico Williams, with Arsenal and Chelsea at risk of missing out on the 21-year-old. (Football Insider), external

Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella, 25, says he is trying to convince Spain team-mate Williams to join the Blues, with the pair in their country's squad at Euro 2024. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Benfica are increasingly confident they can re-sign Portugal forward Joao Felix, 24, from Atletico Madrid but could face competition from Aston Villa. (Football Transfers), external

Lille defender Leny Yoro wants a move to Real Madrid and the 18-year-old Frenchman is waiting for the clubs to agree a deal, while Liverpool and Paris St-Germain are ready to pounce if a deal collapses. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Fulham have enquired about the availability of Manchester United's Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 27. (HITC), external

Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash looks increasingly unlikely to join AC Milan despite reports linking the 26-year-old Poland defender with a move to the Serie A side. (Birmingham Live), external

Barcelona are keen on signing Manchester City's Joao Cancelo after the 30-year-old Portugal defender spent last season on loan at the Spanish side. (SportsMole), external

Juventus want to reinforce their midfield with the signing of Atalanta's 26-year-old Dutch international Teun Koopmeiners. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian), external

Manchester United are closing in on signing 16-year-old Slovakian wonderkid Samuel Lusale from Crystal Palace. (Mirror), external

Newcastle United's move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 27, has collapsed after the Magpies were unable to sell their own English striker Callum Wilson. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Ajax, Nice, Rennes and Olympiakos are among a number of clubs interested in 32-year-old Portuguese defender Cedric Soares, who is a free agent after the expiration of his contract with Arsenal. (Standard), external

Brighton swooped to take advantage of Liverpool's delay in sealing a deal for Feyenoord midfielder Mats Wieffer after Reds boss Arne Slot gave the green light to reunite with the 24-year-old Dutchman following their time together at the Dutch club. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch), external

Manchester United want to sell Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek on a permanent basis this summer rather than lose him on a free transfer when the 27-year-old's contract runs out next summer. (Manchester Evening News), external

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 31, wants to reunite with Napoli boss Antonio Conte, who coached the Belgium forward at Inter Milan. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian), external

Napoli have told Chelsea they are willing to lower their £110.8m asking price for 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Metro), external

Germany defender Waldemar Anton, 27, has passed a medical at Borussia Dortmund and will join them from fellow German club Stuttgart after Euro 2024. (Sky Sports Germany)


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Chelsea remain unwilling to meet Napoli's asking price for striker Victor Osimhen despite the Italian club lowering their demands below his £110m release clause.
Reports in Italy have hinted Liverpool are in pole position to sign a player Jurgen Klopp wanted while he was in charge at Anfield - Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.
England fans clashed with Germany supporters in Dusseldorf after the hosts were kicked out of Euro 2024 by Spain.
Liverpool have ruled out selling Mohamed Salah this summer, even if he does not sign a new contract.
Liverpool are prepared to meet Nico Williams' release clause of just under £50m.

England manager Gareth Southgate says Luke Shaw is fit to start their Euro 2024 quarter-final with Switzerland
Chelsea have had a £42m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion rejected, with the Spanish club holding out for at least £70m.
Reports in Italy claim the Saudi PIF has met with representatives of Kevin De Bruyne and come away happy that the Manchester City midfielder has "verbally agreed" to a move to Al Ittihad.
Jamie Vardy is going to be propelled back into the spotlight - as he is working on a film based on his extraordinary life story and his rise to the top of English football.

Harry Kane has called on England's players to "repay" Gareth Southgate with the kind of statement performance they have been lacking so far at Euro 2024 when they take on Switzerland for a semi-final spot.
Gary Lineker's football podcast is being seen as the biggest challenge by the FA in terms of handling negative media around England at Euro 2024.

Chelsea have agreed a £12m deal to sign Portugal U20 defender Renato Veiga from Swiss side Basel.
Switzerland and Newcastle star Fabian Schar has told England to keep their hands off his club boss Eddie Howe, who is one of the favourites to replace Gareth Southgate.
Gregg Berhalter is set to learn his fate next week as US Soccer faces increasingly loud calls to move on from their head coach after a disappointing Copa America.

Manchester United's pursuits of Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Zirkzee are 'going positively' according to Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth
Manchester United have given Bruno Fernandes the go-ahead to open transfer talks with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, which could end up with him joining good friend Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr, according to reports.

England winger Anthony Gordon has spoken with his international team-mates about a potential Liverpool move.
Leicester City hope to add free agent Bobby Decordova-Reid to their squad over the weekend.
Switzerland's goalkeepers have been training in futuristic battery-powered sunglasses designed to sharpen their reflexes ahead of the Euro 2024 last-eight clash with England.
The row over Olympic Games selection policy at UK Athletics continues to deepen, with hammer thrower Anna Purchase saying she fears for her future in the sport after being omitted from the team despite being in the world's top 16.
Police in Germany have arrested a security guard who used to work for the family of stricken Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher in connection with a recent blackmail attempt.

Birmingham have reportedly made their move to try to sign former Dundee loan defender Owen Beck from Liverpool on a temporary basis.
Kenny Miller has agreed to join former Celtic boss Ronny Deila in the United Arab Emirates with Al Wahda.
Celtic have "positioned themselves" in the chase to sign Switzerland's third-choice goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo from Lorient, according to reports in France.

Manchester United allow Bruno Fernandes to open talks to play in Saudi Arabia, Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne verbally agrees Al-Ittihad move, while Arsenal agree Riccardo Calafiori contract.

Manchester United
have given midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, permission to open talks with Saudi Arabia, with two clubs in the Saudi Pro League interested in the Portugal international. (TeamTalk), external

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 33, has "verbally agreed" to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad, and it is now up to the Premier League champions to approve the departure of the Belgian. (TeamTalk), external

Liverpool are hoping Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 32, will sign a new contract when his current deal expires in 2025. (Mirror), external

Leicester City are close to sealing a deal for Fulham attacker Bobby de Cordova-Reid, with the 31-year-old Jamaican set to undergo a medical. (Telegraph - subscription required), external

Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho will return to boyhood side Vasco da Gama "imminently" after lengthy negotiations over whether the 32-year-old Brazilian's contract could be terminated. (Birmingham Live), external

Arsenal have agreed contract terms for Italy and Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori until 2029, but the clubs still need to agree a fee for the 22-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are among the clubs interested in Southampton's 14-year-old England Under-15s international Harley Emsden-James. (Mail), external

Chelsea have agreed a 14m euro (£11.8m) deal to sign 20-year-old Portugal Under-20s defender Renato Veiga from Basel. (Athletic - subscription required), external

West Ham are keen on a move for Villarreal forward Alexander Sorloth, 28, but the Norwegian has a release clause worth around £32m at the La Liga club. (AS - in Spanish), external

Chelsea's £42m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion, 20, has been rejected as the club want at least £70m for the Spaniard. (Sun), external

Luton Town, Oxford United and Bristol City are all keen on taking Northern Ireland-born Tottenham forward Jamie Donley, 19, on a season-long loan next season. (Football Insider), external

Arsenal are set to sell Demark Under-21 forward Mika Biereth, 21, for £4m to Austrian side Sturm Graz. (Standard), external

Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in Hull City's English midfielder Jaden Philogene, 22. (TeamTalk), external

Barcelona are considering a move to re-sign 25-year-old Brazilian defender Emerson Royal from Tottenham Hotspur. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Manchester United are finally set to offload Donny van de Beek this summer

Plus: Man Utd confident of signing Matthijs de Ligt in a deal worth £43m;
Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori agrees personal terms with Arsenal;
Man City are concerned they will lose Ederson to the Saudi Pro League this summer;
Leicester City join race for Celtic's Matt O'Riley

Manchester United are finally set to offload Donny van de Beek this summer according to reports in Spain.
Rio Ferdinand was among the pundits heaping praise on Kobbie Mainoo after his impressive first-half display against Switzerland.
Pep Guardiola and his wife were among the special guests to watch Saturday's match between Cameron Norrie and Alexander Zverev at Wimbledon, as the Manchester City manager joined the likes of Ben Stokes and Leah Williamson in Centre Court's Royal Box.

Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori has reportedly agreed personal terms with Arsenal.

Manchester United are confident of signing Matthijs de Ligt in a deal worth around £43million after manager Erik ten Hag stepped up his charm offensive to take the Bayern Munich defender to Old Trafford.
Manchester United's pursuits of Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Zirkzee are 'going positively' according to Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth
Bukayo Saka grabbed his chance of redemption as England moved into the Euro semi-finals - and now the winger wants to make history.
Jordan Pickford's water bottle provided all the answers as his Manuel Akanji prediction helped England beat Switzerland on penalties.
Wrexham have secured their third signing of the summer in bringing in Charlton Athletic captain George Dobson.

Andy Murray has played his last Wimbledon match after Emma Raducanu withdrew from the mixed doubles in a decision that is understood to have disappointed the Murray camp, with his mother Judy describing it as "astonishing".

Manchester City are increasingly concerned they will lose Ederson to the loaded Saudi Pro League this summer.

Ivan Toney admits he is 'very impatient' as he waits for a start in England's run to the Euro 2024 semi-finals. The Brentford striker replaced an off-colour Harry Kane to score in the shootout win over Switzerland on Saturday.

Iga Swiatek was booed by the crowd before being unceremoniously dumped out of Wimbledon after suffering a shock third-round defeat to world No 35 Yulia Putintseva.

Celtic are back round the table with Benfica in a bid to thrash out a deal for Paulo Bernardo.

Leicester City are joining the race for Celtic's Matt O'Riley.
Brendan Rodgers has called for patience as he targets new players.

When does the summer transfer window open and close?
The 2024 summer transfer window in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.
The window will close on August 30 at 11pm UK time in England and at 11.30pm in Scotland.
The Premier League and Scottish Premiership brought forward Deadline Day to link up with the other major leagues in Europe. The closing dates were set following discussions with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

Manchester United are closing in on Joshua Zirkzee, Arsenal are yet to match Riccardo Calafiori's asking price and Pascal Gross is set to join Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United
have agreed personal terms with Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee and are in talks with Bologna about how the Italian club want the 23-year-old's release fee of £34m paid. (CaughtOffside), external

Chelsea are willing to offer Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 31, and Italian midfielder Cesare Casadei, 21, to Napoli to help lower the price of 25-year-old Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen. (Teamtalk), external

Arsenal have yet to match Bologna's £42.3m asking price for Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori, 22, and talks between the two clubs are continuing. (Football Italia), external

Germany midfielder Pascal Gross has agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund, who are in talks about signing the 33-year-old from Brighton for between £6m and £8.5m). (Sky Sports Germany), external

Tottenham have been linked with Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, but the England international is unlikely to move to Spurs this summer as the transfer business the Blues have done has helped them meet profit and sustainability rules. (Football Insider), external

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron is in talks with his representative about his future, with the 30-year-old Paraguay international linked with a move to Saudi Arabia and the Magpies believed to be open to selling him. (Chronicle), external

Real Madrid are confident they can beat Spanish rivals Barcelona to the signature of 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz. (Sport - in Spanish), external

The agent of Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 31, says Manchester United were close to signing him from Aston Villa last summer but Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag opted to bring in Cameroon's Andre Onana, 28, instead. (ESPN), external

AC Milan have made an initial offer for Tottenham and Brazil right-back Emerson Royal but there is a gap between the clubs' valuations of the 25-year-old. (Sky Sports Italia), external

Spain striker Alvaro Morata is weighing up whether to leave Atletico Madrid to join AC Milan, with the 31-year-old having said he would stay at the Spanish club until he won something with them. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)


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Man Utd to hold recruitment meeting on Monday to finalise Joshua Zirkzee and Matthijs de Ligt deals -
Arsenal have contacted Wolves to express an interest in signing goalkeeper Dan Bentley;
Liverpool are now one of four teams taking a look at a deal for Juventus centre-back Gleison Bremer;
Chelsea are finalising moves for Renato Veiga, Aaron Anselmino and Caleb Wiley

Monday 8 July 2024 07:15, UK


Manchester United will hold a recruitment meeting on Monday as they look to push ahead on imminent transfers and finalise deals for both Joshua Zirkzee and Matthijs de Ligt.
Trent Alexander-Arnold's penalty in England's shoot-out win over Switzerland has ranked among the hardest strikes of Euro 2024.
Manchester United's pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Zirkzee are both 'going positively'
England's support is expected to be outnumbered for the first time at the Euros when they take on the Netherlands in Wednesday's semi-final.
France boss Didier Deschamps is reportedly set to drop vice-captain Antoine Griezmann for Tuesday's Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain.
Arsenal are open to offers for Poland defender Jakub Kiwior.
Ipswich face competition from Everton and Crystal Palace for Monaco's Maghnes Akliouche.

Arsenal have contacted Wolves to express an interest in signing goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

Arsenal are in talks over a move for Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori and have also launched a player-plus-cash bid for Barcelona winger Raphinha as they plot a significant spending spree.
Chelsea are ready to pay £11m for Basel midfielder Renato Veiga and are also finalising moves for Aaron Anselmino from Boca Juniors as well as American left-back Caleb Wiley.
Liverpool are now one of four teams taking a look at a deal for Juventus centre-back Gleison Bremer.
New Bayer Leverkusen signing Aleix Garcia has confirmed he rejected a summer move to West Ham.

None of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk nor Trent Alexander-Arnold will be sold by Liverpool in the immediate future.
Bayern Munich will receive £17m as part of the deal involving Joshua Zirkzee's move to Manchester United from Bologna.
Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee has been linked with a move to Old Trafford - here's a look at why he's attracting interest
Gleison Bremer admits he's "flattered" by links of a move to Manchester United - but insists he's happy at Juventus.
England's players have been banned from talking about their penalties to keep their shoot-out secrets safe in the Euros.
Michael Olise will take home a hefty £220,000-per-week at Bayern Munich, more than double what he was on at Crystal Palace.

Sheffield United are facing a disciplinary probe after rivals complained to the EFL over their proposed takeover.
Gareth Southgate is using the criticism and ridicule to drive England to Euro glory.
Manchester United and Arsenal are set for a £30m war over Brian Brobbey.

Peter Odemwingie - remembered forever for his infamous West Brom-QPR deadline day faux pas - has qualified as a PGA professional.
Germany fans have launched a petition for their Euro 2024 quarter-final to be replayed.

Novak Djokovic has warned that club tennis is "endangered" by a rise in the popularity of padel.

Nathan Ake has warned Manchester City team-mate John Stones he is in for a "nightmare" against Netherlands super-sub Wout Weghorst on Wednesday.
Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement to sign Pascal Gross from Brighton.

Granit Xhaka revealed he played the Euro 2024 quarter-final against England with a torn thigh muscle, which prevented him from shooting or playing long passes.

Rangers ace Scott Wright has been heavily linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

Rangers will hold further crisis talks this week about hiring Hampden for the 'foreseeable future' as fears grow they might be locked out of Ibrox until October at the earliest.
Jimmy Thelin will unveil his new-look Aberdeen team this week and admits he is seeing progress every day within his squad.
Ianis Hagi's agent says he would be willing to dig deep into his own pocket to ensure theplaymaker finds regular first-team football elsewhere if he is not wanted at Rangers.

Juventus are discussing the offer they want to make for Manchester United's Jadon Sancho, United and Arsenal both want to sign Brian Brobbey and Manchester City are interested in Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon.

want to sell Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 26, to raise funds to buy Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho, with the Italian club holding talks about what type of offer to make for the 24-year-old England international. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to compete for the £30m signing of Netherlands striker Brian Brobbey, 22, from Ajax. (Sun), external

Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, has completed his medical with Bayern Munich but needs to clarify some details with Fulham before completing his 46m euro move. (Sky Sport Germany), external

Manchester United will hold a meeting about transfers on Monday which will include a decision about whether to make another bid for 22-year-old Everton and England centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite. (Mail), external

West Ham value Jarrod Bowen at more than £100m and have no plans to sell the 27-year-old England forward this summer despite interest from Newcastle United. (Football Insider), external

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood wants his future sorted out in the next week, with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Lazio, Marseille and Valencia - who have made a £25m bid - interested in the 22-year-old England international. (Mirror), external

Manchester City have registered an interest in wanting to bring in 23-year-old Newcastle and England winger Anthony Gordon, whose contract runs out in June 2026. (Football Insider), external

Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, 30, has been offered to Inter Milan and Juventus after returning to Manchester City following the end of his loan spell at Barcelona. (La Stampa, via Football Italia), external

Real Madrid will wait until Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies finishes playing at the Copa America with Canada before trying to sign the 23-year-old in this transfer window or deciding whether to wait until next summer when he will be a free agent. (Diario AS - in Spanish), external

Bayern Munich will get 20m euros if Manchester United trigger Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee's 40m euro release clause having inserted a 50% sell-on clause when they sold the 23-year-old Dutchman to the Italian club. (Florian Plettenberg), external

Arsenal are set to make a move for Wolves' 30-year-old English keeper Dan Bentley. (Express & Star), external

Real Betis have reached an agreement with Leeds United to sign Spanish defender Diego llorente, 30, from the Elland Road club. (Marca - in Spanish), external

Spain midfielder Aleix Garcia, 27, says West Ham tried to sign him from Girona but he chose to join Bayer Leverkusen instead. (Diari de Girona, via Standard), external

Former Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 33, has decided to retire from professional football after leaving Liverpool following a final season at Anfield that was ruined by injuries. (Fabrizio Romano)


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Arsenal and Manchester United on alert with Marc Guehi set to reject new Crystal Palace contract offer

Man Utd are so desperate to get rid of Donny van de Beek they will let him go for next to nothing;
Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell among the options Man Utd are considering as they look for competition for Luke Shaw;
Leicester City plan to join the race for Celtic star Matt O'Riley

Monday 8 July 2024 23:43, UK


Arsenal and Manchester United are on high alert with Marc Guehi set to reject Crystal Palace's new contract offer.
Leicester City plan to join the race for Celtic midfield star Matt O'Riley.
Chelsea are set to lose a talented academy product dubbed "the next Musiala" according to reports. Rio Ngumoha, 15, is set to join Liverpool after they broke their historic wage structure to bring him in.

Manchester United have returned with a second bid for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite of £45m plus a further £5m in add ons.
Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell is among the options Manchester United are considering as they look for competition for Luke Shaw.
Former Everton defender Johnny Heitinga is being considered by Merseyside rivals Liverpool to join Arne Slot's backroom team as a coach.
Former Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been approached regarding a return to football less than 24 hours after it emerged he is retiring.

Tiger Woods is believed to have turned down the opportunity to captain USA at next year's Ryder Cup.
Ben Stokes has revealed he sent messages of support to England manager Gareth Southgate during the European Championship and has called on England fans to lay off the football team before the semi-final against Holland.

Manchester United are so desperate to get rid of Donny van de Beek that they will let him go for next to nothing. The Dutch midfielder is on the verge of joining Spanish side Girona.
Gareth Southgate added a breathing expert to aid his team's chances for the Euros. Breathing specialist and Radio 1 host, Stuart Sandeman, has been present in England's camp in a bid to give the side any edge that can be found.

Liverpool have added former Manchester City analyst and coach Aaron Briggs to Arne Slot's backroom staff.
Watch the best of Arne Slot's first press conference for Liverpool, as the Dutchman begins the task of taking over from Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool have turned down offers from Bundesliga clubs Mainz and Wolfsburg for Sepp van den Berg with the defender set to be handed the chance to shine in pre-season.

Celtic will make another move to land Sparta Prague No 1 Peter Vindahl Jensen. The Danish keeper is amongst the Hoops' top summer targets.
Rangers could reportedly see the list of potential suitors for Connor Goldson drop this summer if a "bidding war" breaks out.
Carl Starfelt has played down speculation he could leave Celta Vigo - with talk escalating over a potential return to Celtic just 12 months after leaving the club.

Arsenal and Manchester United battle for England's Marc Guehi, while both are hoping to sign other Euro 2024 players - and Tottenham hope to do a player swap with Aston Villa.

and Manchester United are ready to compete for the signing of England defender Marc Guehi, with the 23-year-old set to reject Crystal Palace’s new contract offer. (Sun), external

Manchester United are expected to meet Joshua Zirkzee’s £34m release clause to sign the Netherlands forward, 23, from Bologna. (Mail), external

United are deliberating over whether to trigger that release clause or negotiate a higher fee that would allow payments by instalments. (Guardian), external

Mason Greenwood is set to join Marseille in a permanent deal, with Manchester United moving closer to selling their 22-year-old England forward for £35m. (Mirror), external

Arsenal are hoping to complete the signing of Riccardo Calafiori this week after holding further talks with Bologna over the Italy defender, 22. (Guardian), external

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club are in a position to afford the signing of 21-year-old Spain winger Nico Williams, who has a release clause of £49m in his Athletic Bilbao contract. (Catalunya Radio, via ESPN), external

Manchester United are considering a surprise move for Chelsea's England left-back Ben Chilwell, 27. (Mail, via Metro), external

Ipswich are confident of signing Hull City's English pair - winger Jaden Philogene, 22, and defender Jacob Greaves, 23, for about £35m. (Talksport), external

Alternatively Everton are confident they have beaten Crystal Palace to the signing of Philogene after striking an agreement with Hull. (Teamtalk), external

Tottenham are exploring a player-plus-cash deal for Aston Villa's English midfielder Jacob Ramsey, 23, with Argentine midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 28, heading the other way. (Sky Sports), external

Belgian club Beerschot are set to sign Hibernian's Scottish midfielder Ewan Henderson, 24, and English winger D'Margio Wright-Phillips, 22, who has just left Stoke. (Nieuwsblad, in Dutch), external

Stuttgart plan to make a new bid for Brighton's Germany striker Deniz Undav, 27. (Bild, in German - subscription needed), external

Tottenham Hotspur are confident of keeping 16-year-old English winger Mikey Moore, despite interest from Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid. (HITC), external

Luton are among the clubs interested in 19-year-old Mechelen midfielder Ngal'ayel Mukau, who is eligible for Belgium and DR Congo. (HLN, in Dutch), external

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atlanta United to sign United States left-back Caleb Wiley, 19, for £8.5m - but are expected to loan him to Strasbourg. (Athletic, subscription needed), external

Leeds United are expected to sell Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville, 22, French forward Georginio Rutter, 22, and Italy striker Wilfried Gnonto, 20, this summer. (Football Insider), external

Bayern Munich need to sell players before they can sign anyone - with France winger Kingsley Coman, 28, Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, Germany midfielders Leon Goretzka, 29, Joshua Kimmich, 29, and Serge Gnabry, 28, and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 23, among the candidates to leave. (Kicker, in German), external

Nice and France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, wants to join Juventus after his move to Manchester United fell through. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian), external

Sevilla are interested in signing Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 29, from Atletico Madrid. (SER, in Spanish), external

Former Wolves captain Danny Batth, 33, is back at the club and training with the under-21s after the English defender left Norwich. (Express & Star)


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Manchester United discuss Brentford's Ivan Toney as they look at striking options - Paper Talk

Man Utd are expected to return with a third bid for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite;
the Old Trafford club are also in pole position to sign Switzerland starlet Dan Ndoye;
Chelsea plot shock transfer swoop for Karim Adeyemi;
Stoke are fielding interest in midfielder Josh Laurent

Wednesday 10 July 2024 07:21, UK


Manchester United have discussed Brentford's Ivan Toney as they look at striking options.
Arsenal want a central midfielder and one player of interest is Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino.
Kaoru Mitoma has returned to Brighton training as the winger steps up his recovery from the back injury he sustained in February.
Hansi Flick and Thiago Alcantara have met to discuss a possible role on Barcelona's coaching staff.
Nottingham Forest have announced plans for their women's side to go full-time professional for the 2025-26 season.
Stoke are fielding interest in midfielder Josh Laurent, who has just one year left on his contract with the Championship side.
Aston Villa will review loan options for defender Kortney Hause.
Brentford are preparing for interest in midfielder Frank Onyeka due to his limited minutes in the second half of last season.
Arsenal may have to sell before they can land Riccardo Calafiori - with some leading lights at the Emirates questioning whether the Bologna man is worth the £45m he will cost.

Gareth Southgate is in line for a knighthood if England win the European Championship and could receive one even if they do not.
England head coach Gareth Southgate discusses the morale in the team ahead of their Euro 2024 semi-final against Netherlands and how he will approach substitutions following some scrutiny
Reading are moving closer towards a long-awaited takeover, with former Wycombe owner Rob Couhig in the final stages of ending Dai Yongge's turbulent reign.

Tyrell Malacia's return still has no timeframe - 14 months after his last Manchester United game.
Manchester United are in pole position to sign Dan Ndoye, the Switzerland star's agent has revealed.
Jobe Bellingham has snubbed a lucrative Premier League move to stay at Sunderland.
Chelsea signing Marc Guiu is set to immediately leave on loan to Sevilla, according to reports.
Chelsea are plotting a shock transfer swoop for Karim Adeyemi, according to reports.
Real Madrid have reportedly agreed terms with Manchester United target Leny Yoro.
Lazio have made contact with Arsenal over the signing of Nuno Tavares.

The mayor of Marseille has publicly opposed Mason Greenwood's expected move to the Ligue 1 side.
Manchester United's pursuits of Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Zirkzee are both 'going positively' according to Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth
Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms for Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt ahead of a potential summer transfer.
Erik ten Hag believes the new set-up at Manchester United has put the club on course to challenge for the Premier League title again.

Manchester United are expected to return with a third bid for Jarrad Branthwaite after Everton rejected a second offer of £45m, plus £5m in add-ons.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag's trusted assistant Mitchell van der Gaag is understood to have left the club.
Manchester United are reportedly set to approach long-time Arsenal target Ferdi Kadioglu.
Feyenoord's Justin Bijlow would be willing to be the back-up goalkeeper at Arsenal or Manchester United.
Benfica have sent a warning to Man United and PSG that they have to up their bids for Joao Neves.

Spain have suffered an Alvaro Morata injury scare for the Euro 2024 final after a security guard accidentally slipped into the La Roja captain's knee following the semi-final win over France in Munich.
Arsenal have taken teenage star Coran Madden on trial.

Minister of Sport for Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Saud has declared that Jota will not be leaving Al Ittihad this summer amid speculation over a return to Celtic.
Celtic appear to be inching closer to a deal with Benfica to bring Paulo Bernardo back to the club this summer - with the midfielder keen to get a move sealed imminently.
Ross McCausland reckons Rangers can count on their fans to go the distance no matter where Philippe Clement's side are forced to play during their Ibrox exile.
Emboldened Rangers recruitment guru Nils Koppen has revealed his side will keep a firm eye on Scottish talent and aim to develop their standout prospects for the biggest teams on the planet.
Jim Goodwin reckons most Scottish Premiership clubs struggle to compete financially with teams in England's National League.

Aberdeen are ready to make a move to land attacking midfielder Jeremy Sarmiento on loan from Brighton.
Kilmarnock have knocked back two bids for star man Danny Armstrong, according to reports.
Standard Liege have reportedly rejected the chance to sign released Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack on a free.

Chelsea open talks with Borussia Dortmund over Karim Adeyemi, West Ham target a deal for Aston Villa's Jhon Duran, Manchester United have an agreement with Matthijs de Ligt.

are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal for 22-year-old German forward Karim Adeyemi. (Bild - in German), external

West Ham are interested in Aston Villa's 20-year-old Colombia forward Jhon Duran. (Sky Sports), external

Manchester United have verbally agreed terms with Bayern Munich's 24-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. (Manchester Evening News), external

Serie A side Juventus remain interested in signing Manchester United's English winger Jadon Sancho, 24. (Sky Sports), external

And Sancho is only interested in joining Juventus next. (Teamtalk), external

Nottingham Forest and Wolves are both interested in Le Havre's 22-year-old French defender Etienne Youte Kinkoue. (Football Insider), external

Some Marseille fans have demanded the club ends its interest in Manchester United's English forward Mason Greenwood, 22. (Mirror), external

Spain winger Nico Williams, 21, who has attracted interested from Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, has a 55m to 58m euros release clause in his Athletic Bilbao contract. (Marca - in Spanish), external

Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 29, could leave Manchester United this summer because of a lack of games over the last two seasons. (Givemesport - subscription required),

Manchester United have an agreement in principle to sign 18-year-old French defender Leny Yoro from Lille. (Sky Sports), external

But Real Madrid also remain interested in a deal for Yoro despite the Premier League club's stance. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Manchester United are also set to approach Fenerbahce over a deal for 24-year-old Turkey full-back and Arsenal target Ferdi Kadioglu. (Mirror), external

English forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 27, has turned down a new contract offer from Everton amid interest from Manchester United. (Teamtalk), external

Arsenal are keen on Ajax's 22-year-old Netherlands forward Brian Brobbey. (Football Insider)


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Dani Olmo's £50m release clause is set to expire on Monday - the day after the Euro 2024 final in Berlin - and clubs from both the Premier League and LaLiga appear ready to pounce for the RB Leipzig midfielder.

Tottenham continue to be keen on Eberechi Eze and have been tipped to fight for Rennes youngster Desire Doue, who is also of interest to half of Europe.

Didier Deschamps will remain as France's head coach until the World Cup in 2026, the French FA president has revealed.
Wrexham have been left red-faced after it was discovered an administrative error means one of their released players actually has 12 months remaining on his contract.

Andy Murray has been invited back to Wimbledon in 2025 to play a match of doubles.

The Six Nations Championship schedule could be radically overhauled and replaced with five Super Saturdays, with all six teams playing on the same day for every round for the first time.
The playing career of former Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb is effectively over after the 35-year-old was given a four-year doping ban by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD).

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has fuelled speculation that the team could strike an unlikely partnership with Red Bull in the future after a visit to their factory.

Paris St-Germain are set to rival Manchester United for Joao Neves, while Barcelona have agreed a deal for Nico Williams.

Paris St-Germain
are set to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Benfica's 19-year-old Portugal international midfielder Joao Neves. (Le10Sport - in French), external

Barcelona have agreed a deal in principle for Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain forward Nico Williams. (Sport - in Spanish), external

Manchester United are keen to complete the signing of Bayern Munich's 24-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt as quickly as possible after Euro 2024. (Bild - in German), external

United are also planning to bring in midfield reinforcements this summer before considering offers for 27-year-old Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay. (Football Insider), external

Arsenal have accepted a loan offer from Lazio for their 24-year-old Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares with an obligation to buy for between £6m and £7m. (Mirror), external

Chelsea are not interested in triggering 26-year-old Spain forward Dani Olmo's £50m release clause at RB Leipzig. (Sky Sports), external

English centre-back Jacob Greaves, 23, has completed his Ipswich Town medical ahead of a potential move from Hull City. (Sky Sports), external

Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are possible destinations for 29-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is a free agent after his Juventus contract expired last month. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

Marseille are interested in Arsenal's 25-year-old England striker Eddie Nketiah. (Footmercato - in French), external

Bayern Munich want to sign Netherlands forward Xavi Simons, 21, from Paris St-Germain. (Sky Sports), external

Monaco rejected a 30m euros (£25.5m) bid from Nottingham Forest for 25-year-old France midfielder Youssouf Fofana, who has since agreed terms with AC Milan. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 29, will complete his move from Fulham to Bayern Munich in the next 24 hours. (Sky Germany)


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FA launches charm offensive to keep Gareth Southgate as England manager after Euro 2024

Manchester United are lining up a shock move for Netherlands Euro 2024 hero Xavi Simons;
Jurgen Klopp has rejected an initial approach by the United States looking to make him the new manager of the men's national team
Chelsea are among the frontrunners to sign Maximilian Beier

Friday 12 July 2024 07:14, UK


The FA will launch a charm offensive designed to persuade Gareth Southgate to remain as England manager regardless of the outcome of the European Championship final against Spain.

Manchester United are lining up a shock move for Netherlands Euro 2024 hero Xavi Simons.
Patrick Vieira is high on US Football's wanted list in the race to replace axed coach Gregg Berhalter.
Dani Olmo's admirers, who include Manchester United, have been given another five days to trigger his £55m release clause - thanks to Spain's run to the Euros final.
Darts chiefs ripped up their schedule for the World Matchplay after England's Euros heroics, bringing forward both Sunday sessions at Blackpool so fans do not miss the 8pm final with Spain.

Jurgen Klopp has rejected an initial approach by the United States looking to make him the new manager of the men's national team.
Ollie Watkins scored two very similar goals to his England winner against Netherlands for Aston Villa last season

England are set to enjoy huge support at Sunday's Euro 2024 final - with early indications suggesting as many as 50,000 could be backing Gareth Southgate's team when they face Spain in the Olympiastadion.
Liverpool officials plan to hold immediate talks with Darwin Nunez and the Uruguayan Football Federation (UFF) after the Reds' 25-year-old forward charged into the Copa America crowd in Charlotte on Wednesday.
One of England's Euro 2024 stars Jude Bellingham could require shoulder surgery in the coming weeks after officials from his club Real Madrid watched the midfielder at Wednesday's semi-final victory over the Netherlands.

Former Wales manager Rob Page says his sacking 'wasn't a complete surprise' but admits to being 'hurt' by the decision
England will head to a Downing Street reception on Monday before an open-top bus parade to Buckingham Palace the following day if they win the European Championship on Sunday.

Newcastle have joined West Ham in the race to sign Lille's Canada striker Jonathan David.

Lauren Hemp and Sarina Wiegman wish the men's team good luck ahead of their Euro 2024 final against Spain
Manchester United are set for talks with Ferdi Kadioglu's camp over his transfer from Fenerbahce.
Chelsea are among the frontrunners to sign Maximilian Beier from Hoffenheim.
PSG have offered a whopping £170m to sign Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Khvaratskhelia from Napoli.
Michael Dawson says England have come into form at the perfect time while Paul Robinson says Gareth Southgate has got this England side tournament savvy

Erling Haaland will be the most expensive Fantasy Premier League asset ever after his price rose for the 2024-25 season.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk said he will consider his club and international future following Netherlands' Euro 2024 semi-final defeat by England.
Athletic Bilbao president Jon Uriarte has criticised the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for not "protecting" Nico Williams from an "uncontrolled and unreasonable" amount of questions about his club future during the European Championship.

The FA want England boss Gareth Southgate to stay on in his job, the USA and Germany want former Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, and Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt is keen to join Manchester United.

The Football Association wants Gareth Southgate to stay on as England manager even if the team lose the Euro 2024 final against Spain on Sunday. (Mail), external

The USA have made former Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp their top candidate to replace Gregg Berhalter. (Independent), external

Klopp is not interested in the USA role and would like a break from management. (Athletic - subscription), external

Klopp is also wanted by his native Germany. (Team Talk), external

Al-Ittihad are closing in on Aston Villa's 25-year-old France winger Moussa Diaby. (Yahoo), external

Al-Ittihad are in talks with Manchester United's 32-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro. (L'Equipe - in French), external

Bayern Munich's 24-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Manchester United immediately. (Sky Sports), external

Bayern want 50m euros (£42.1m) for De Ligt. (90min), external

Paris St-Germain have offered €70m for Portugal international midfielder Joao Neves compared to Manchester United's €60m but Benfica want a fee closer to the 19-year-old's €120m release clause. (A Bola - in Portuguese), external

Arsenal's offer for Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori is €40m plus €10m in add-ons but Bologna want €50m plus a percentage of any future sale as negotiations between the two clubs continue. (Sky Sports Italia), external

Crystal Palace are determined not to sell 26-year-old England winger Eberechi Eze to Tottenham or Manchester United. (Football Insider), external

Nice are interested in Luton Town's 22-year-old English defender Teden Mengi. (Foot Mercato - in French), external

Arsenal have submitted an opening bid for Ajax's 18-year-old English goalkeeper Tommy Setford. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Benfica have turned down offers by from Paris St-Germain and Manchester United for 19-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Neves. (A Bola - in Portuguese), external

AC Milan are interested in RB Salzburg's 23-year-old Serbia defender Strahinja Pavlovic, who is also wanted by Newcastle. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

West Ham have fended off interest from Manchester City and will keep 16-year-old English midfielder Chinaza Nwosu at their academy. (Football Insider), external

Chelsea have ended their pursuit of Atletico Madrid's 20-year-old Spanish striker Samu Omorodion. (Marca - in Spanish)


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Julian Alvarez asks to leave Manchester City​

Kepa is training separately to Chelsea's first-team stars after reporting for pre-season;
Jude Bellingham could pocket a cool £10m bonus if England win Euro 2024;
Javier Tebas has suggested Barcelona are close to being able to afford a deal to sign Nico Williams.

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:46, UK


Julian Alvarez has rocked Manchester City by asking to leave this summer, according to reports.
Kylian Mbappe may be in line for taking up a role in football club ownership, reports suggest.
Skipper Harry Kane can fire England to Euros glory on Sunday, insists Sven-Göran Eriksson.
Ex-Man United star Patrice Evra has been handed a suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of abandoning his family.

Manchester United are still open to selling Jadon Sancho even though he has been reintegrated back into training at Old Trafford.
Struggles to find a TV deal has left French football clubs fearing bankruptcy.
ITV's VAR pundit Christina Unkel has said VAR has made decision-making more accurate.

Marc Guehi has revealed he will give his medal away even if England win the Euros.
Jurgen Klopp is maintaining his connection with Liverpool after agreeing to become an honorary ambassador for the LFC Foundation, the club's official charity.
Prince William will fly to Berlin to cheer on England in the Euro 2024 final against Spain on Sunday, it has emerged.
Erik ten Hag has pinpointed Ruud van Nistelrooy's 'character and experience' as the primary reasons for appointing the Dutchman to his coaching staff.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is training separately to Chelsea's first-team stars after reporting for the start of pre-season at Cobham.
Gary Neville has urged the FA to offer Gareth Southgate a new six-year contract to stay on as England manager.
The families of England players are facing major travel chaos ahead of Sunday's Euro 2024 final in Berlin.

The families of the England and Spain players contesting Sunday's European Championship final will sit directly behind the dugouts in a neutral zone to protect them from flying beer cups and other missiles.
England manager Gareth Southgate opens up to Sky Sports' Rob Dorsett ahead of Sunday's Euro 2024 final against Spain, discussing his future, the pressure of the final and how his side can beat Spain

England fans can nab a VIP spot at Sunday's Euro 2024 final - for £337,000.
England's team barber has assured fans that the atmosphere in their Euro 2024 camp is "electrifying" ahead of Sunday's final - dismissing rumours of any animosity.

Jude Bellingham could stand to pocket a cool £10 million bonus if England can triumph over Spain in the Euro 2024 final.
Erik ten Hag has further established his commitment to Manchester United's traditions by attending midfield prospect Toby Collyer's contract signing.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has slammed criticism aimed at Gareth Southgate as 'shameful' and has demanded an apology from members of the British media.
England striker Ollie Watkins responded to King Charles' message to try and win the Euro 2024 final without a last-minute goal to avoid further stress for the nation, insisting only victory matters, by any means
José Mourinho has become the first celebrity to have his personality duped in an AI chat tool - giving 'limitless' responses to fans.
Dirk Kuyt has revealed he has been in contact with Liverpool, expressing he is keen to consider a future role at the club under new manager Arne Slot.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has suggested Barcelona are close to being able to afford a deal to sign Spain star Nico Williams.
Lamine Yamal has revealed the photos of him as a baby with Lionel Messi were kept under wraps to avoid him being compared with the Argentina and Barcelona legend.
Mikel Arteta believes the Premier League's enforcement of Profit and Sustainability Rules has made clubs wary to do deals and slowed the transfer market down this summer.
Ollie Watkins believes England's tournament aura has made them international football's answer to Real Madrid - and claimed Los Blancos star Jude Bellingham deserves the Ballon d'Or regardless of who wins Sunday's Euro 2024 final.
Ollie Watkins insists he is ready should he be needed again for England's Euro 2024 final against Spain, adamant he has the 'fire in his belly' for more heroics

Oh Hyeon-gyu is set to make his Celtic exit, with the club finally reaching an agreement for his sale.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he will be without Alistair Johnston until August.
The Scotland women's team was forced to return to the field of play on Friday despite several lightning strikes near the stadium.
Brendan Rodgers says Celtic have identified their transfer targets and calls for patience as he looks to strengthen his squad this summer

Steven Gerrard has reportedly demanded that Al-Ettifaq "quickly" start to add new recruits with Rangers duo James Tavernier and Connor Goldson on his shopping list this summer
Liam Kelly insists clinching his Rangers return was worth sacrificing the Motherwell captaincy, regular action and potentially his Scotland place.


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Juventus are reportedly determined to sign Man Utd's £40m star Jadon Sancho
Nottingham Forest have put in a £13m bid for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic;
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is eyeing a return to English football;
Aston Villa are in the process of finalising an agreement with Everton to sign Amadou Onana

Saturday 13 July 2024 22:33, UK

Catch up with the latest transfer news with Manchester United reportedly working on four deals simultaneously as they try to land Joshua Zirkzee, Matthijs de Ligt, Jarrad Branthwaite and Leny Yoro.

Juventus are reportedly determined to sign £40m star Jadon Sancho despite his reintegration into the Manchester United team.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in Brentford striker Ivan Toney.
Everton have reached an agreement with Tottenham so that they are not required to pay a further fee for Dele Alli should they offer him a new contract.
Sam Tighe discusses what Erik ten Hag continuing as Manchester United manager means for Jadon Sancho's future at the club.
Cesc Fabregas is on the verge of signing 41-year-old Premier League legend Pepe Reina for his side Como.
Spain have been rocked by a heated row involving one of their key players on the eve of the Euro 2024 final.

Nottingham Forest have put in a £13m bid for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic and are confident of getting a deal done.
Gareth Southgate insists fate does not come into it if England are to win the Euros in Germany, having seen the Germans take home the prize on English soil in 1996.

England's squad will earn a huge bonus if they can beat Spain in the final of Euro 2024 in Berlin on Sunday.
Manchester United made close to £7m from Jadon Sancho's move to Dortmund before he patched things up with Erik ten Hag.
England could be heading to play Argentina in Buenos Aires for the first time since the Falklands War - ‌if they beat Spain in Sunday's Euro final and the Argentines overcome Colombia in the final of the Copa America.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is eyeing a return to English football after being told he is free to leave Turkish giants Besiktas this summer.
Catch up with the latest transfer news with Manchester United reportedly working on four deals simultaneously as they try to land Joshua Zirkzee, Matthijs de Ligt, Jarrad Branthwaite and Leny Yoro.

Jack Grealish has been training alone to work on his fitness, just hours before England take on Spain in the Euro 2024 final.

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Leny Yoro as the teenage defender is reportedly expected to snub Liverpool.
Kyle Walker has revealed heartbroken England heroes from three years ago are coming to Sunday's final to support the Three Lions in Germany.

New signings Lucas Bergvall and Archie Gray both played as Tottenham on Saturday kicked off their pre-season with a 7-2 win over Cambridge United in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Manchester City remain as UEFA's top-ranked club for the 2024-25 season despite losing their Champions League title to Real Madrid.
Spain full-back Jesus Navas has announced he will retire from international football following Sunday's European Championship final against England and he will end his playing career entirely at the end of the year.
Laurent Blanc has been appointed as the new head coach of Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad.
Nuno Espirito Santo says Nottingham Forest still have more to do in the transfer market to prepare them for the new Premier League season.
Southampton manager Russell Martin has said he will "cry himself to sleep" if the club do not complete the permanent signing of midfielder Flynn Downes from West Ham United this summer.

Tadej Pogacar overcame a fan throwing crisps in his face to win a memorable stage 14 to cement his place at the top of the Tour de France general classification and take a big step towards a third title.

Sevilla have reportedly turned down an initial approach from Rangers for Joan Jordan - and he could be set to dig in his heels over a potential exit.
Borna Barisic has revealed he turned down offers from a host of top European clubs to leave Rangers and sign for Trabzonspor.
Brendan Rodgers is hoping to have new recruits on board for the USA with Kasper Schmeichel closing in as the new No1 while Paulo Bernardo could be heading back after a £3.5m bid was reportedly submitted to Benfica.

Rangers fans have been left fearing the worst after seeing Nico Raskin forced off with an injury against Ajax.
A group of Aberdeen fans have been spotted aiming a sick chant at former player Connor Barron.

Hearts head coach Steven Naismith says the club is getting "a good deal" for Alex Cochrane after they accepted a bid from Birmingham City for the 24-year-old left-back.

Updated 27 minutes ago

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is wanted in Saudi Arabia, Manchester United keen to sell Victor Lindelof and could target Ivan Toney, plus more.

Manchester City
have received a bid of £25m from the Saudi Pro League for 30-year-old Brazil goalkeeper Ederson. (HITC), external

Manchester United are keen to sell Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 29, this summer and will also listen to offers for 32-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen. (Manchester Evening News), external

Chelsea are ready to rival Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain for Rennes' French midfielder Desire Doue, 19. (L'Equipe - in French), external

Manchester United are interested in Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 28, who is open to a move to Old Trafford. (Christian Falk via Mail), external

Serie A club Como are set to sign France defender Raphael Varane, 31, as a free agent following his departure from Manchester United this summer. (Fabrizio Romano), external

West Ham have expressed an interest in Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn, 26, but Marseille and two Saudi Arabian clubs are also hoping to lure him from Ajax. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch), external

Atletico Madrid are expected to give AC Milan the go-ahead to sign Alvaro Morata, 31, next week after he wraps up his international commitments with Spain at Euro 2024. (Calciomercato - in Italian), external

AC Milan are also interested in signing Germany striker Niclas Fullkrug, 31, from Borussia Dortmund in addition to Morata. (Sky Germany - in German), external

Manchester United will have to offload 24-year-old winger Jadon Sancho before they pursue a move for Fenerbahce's versatile Turkish midfielder Ferdi Kadioglu, 24, who is also a target for Arsenal. (Teamtalk), external

Everton, West Ham and Newcastle are set to miss out on Federico Gatti, 26, with the Italy defender ready to commit his future to Juventus. (Tuttosport), external

Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares, 24, is on the verge of joining Lazio on loan from Arsenal. (Fabrizio Romano), external

Leicester are ready to offer £21.5m for Juventus' Argentine forward Matias Soule, 21. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia), external

French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 27, is set to leave Al-Ahli to link up with Jose Mourinho at Fenerbahce. (Yagız Sabuncuoglu), external

Arsenal, Manchester United and Aston Villa are in the running for Girona and Ukraine winger Viktor Tsygankov, 26. (AS - in Spanish), external

Nottingham Forest have opened negotiations with Fiorentina for Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 26. (Gianluca di Marzio), external

New Juventus boss Thiago Motta has requested photographs of every employee at the Turin club so he can learn all of their names. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)