All the major news and transfer rumours from Thursday’s national newspapers…
Newcastle United are “increasingly hopeful” of winning the race to sign Christian Eriksson at the end of the season, with West Ham, Tottenham and current club Brentford also in contention.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly vetoed Manchester United’s decision to appoint Antonio Conte as their new manager earlier this season.
Liverpool are set to join the fight to sign Turin star Gleason Bremer, who is also wanted by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to be given a chance to revive his career in Italy, with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eager to join Lazio as a midfielder.
Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all set to chase down Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger this week.
West Ham star Manuel Lanzini has avoided a driving ban despite pleading guilty to driving his £73,000 Porsche without a valid license or insurance.
Morocco want Laurent Blanc to lead them at the World Cup in Qatar in November as rumors swirl about the future of current boss Vahid Hlillhodzik.
Tyson Fury could weigh more than ever for his grudge match against Dillian White.
Chris Rock’s younger brother Kenny challenged Will Smith to a celebrity boxing match in June following his infamous Oscar slap.
PSV Eindhoven manager Roger Schmidt expects Ajax to recover quickly from the loss of Erik ten Haag if confirmed as Manchester United’s next manager.
Darwin Nunez’s summer sale, a target for several Premier League sides, including Manchester United, could see Benfica surpass the £1 billion mark in player sales over the past decade.
According to reports from South America, Manchester United have already negotiated a deal to sign River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Police were forced to intervene in a tumultuous dispute involving Manchester City star Jack Grealish following the disgruntled end of his Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.
lvaro Morata has reportedly given Arsenal a ‘graded number’ after the Premier League club doubled down on its bid to sign the Atletico Madrid striker, who is on loan at Juventus.
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The University of Brighton women’s football team has condemned the “shameful and tasteless” social media abuse of its transgender goalkeeper Blair Hamilton when she was called up to the University of England women’s team.
Bath are considering abandoning their luxurious Farley House training base because they lack the facilities of performance centers recently built by rival Premiership clubs and run the risk of being left behind.
Three out of four bidders to buy Chelsea do not plan to take on debt on the Premier League club if their bids prove successful.
A major sponsor has withdrawn its support for a women’s national road series event in protest of British Cycling’s suspension of its policy on trans athletes.
Hibernian is considering a move for Swindon striker Harry McKirdy, but there is a long list of potential attacking takeovers this summer.
Neil Lennon admitted that the atmosphere “was like Celtic Park” after his new side Omonia Nicosia reached the semi-finals of the Cyprus Cup after beating AEL Limassol on away goals.
Ukraine are in talks to face France in a friendly match to prepare for a World Cup semi-final clash with Scotland.
Rangers are said to be one of three teams – Norwich and Swansea the others – are interested in Sunderland striker Ross Stewart.
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