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All the top stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national newspapers…


Michael Edwards, the architect of Liverpool’s recent successes in the transfer market, is among the options being considered by Chelsea to become their new sporting director.

PA – Liverpool's sporting director Michael Edwards during red carpet arrivals for the 2018 Liverpool Players' Awards at Anfield, Liverpool.
Michael Edwards left Liverpool this summer

Raheem Sterling will only leave Manchester City if he is able to play regularly in the first team at a club vying for the Champions League and biggest domestic trophies.

Eight medics will stand trial over alleged criminal negligence that resulted in Diego Maradona dying in bed while being treated after surgery.


Former Barcelona director Toni Freixa has slammed his former club’s attempts to sell ‘smoke’ to fans as he warned them big-money signings won’t arrive at the Nou Camp this summer.

Newcastle may have to sell their prized asset Allan Saint-Maximin to raise funds and meet their expenses – with the Magpies struggling to offer the frustrated Frenchman a higher wage, Premier League rivals like Tottenham and Chelsea are on high alert.

Allan Saint-Maximin regrets a missed opportunity
Could Allan Saint-Maximin leave Newcastle?


Chelsea transfer target Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told Barcelona manager Xavi that he would like to stay at the Nou Camp.

Arsenal fear they could be stuck with the Nicolas Pepe flop this summer.

Brandon Williams can leave Manchester United for £10m as the defender is said to be overwhelmed at Old Trafford.

Chelsea players have urged boss Thomas Tuchel to make a £50m transfer for ‘fiery’ Everton striker Richarlison to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Gareth Bale has fueled Cardiff’s hopes of a sensational move to the hometown club after a chance meeting with Steve Morison.

Gareth Bale wants Wales to learn that "dark arts"
Gareth Bale is without a club after leaving Real Madrid

Crystal Palace are set to win the race for 18-year-old Derby winger Malcolm Ebiowei against Manchester United and Monaco.

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has confirmed Mauricio Pochettino’s exit from the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered to pay for the damage to the home hit by his £1.7million Bugatti Veyron.


Lord’s has banned alcohol-filled baskets for T20 spectators in a bid to make the so-called ‘home of cricket’ more appealing to a diverse audience.


Arsenal have reportedly offered Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus a deal worth around £264,000-a-week to join the Emirates.

File photo dated 23/04/2022 of Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus.  Gabriel Jesus can bolster City's title bid by breaking the deadlock in a 2-0 win at Wolves, who drew 2-2 at Chelsea on Saturday.  Issue date: Monday 9 May 2022.
Gabriel Jesus is expected to leave Manchester City this summer

Manchester United are reportedly open to offers as little as £20m for Anthony Martial – but accepting even that fee could deter suitors.

Manchester United appear to be in pole position to sign Christian Eriksen thanks to Tottenham’s decision to pull out of the race.

Arsenal have been touted with a move for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans for most of the summer transfer window’s opening moves – but the deal is now in doubt as Mikel Arteta puts his faith in Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Manchester United may have renewed hopes of striking a deal for Ajax starlet Jurrien Timber with his Manchester agent after all.


Five members of Eritrea’s U20 women’s team who fled a tournament in Uganda last year are still at large.

Two Eastbourne International contestants, Diego Schwartzman and Pedro Martínez, had expensive belongings stolen from their hotel rooms while playing in the tournament.


Arsenal are ready to shelve a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer after raising concerns about the Everton star.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has opened up about his mental health issues
Arsenal are said to have shelved plans to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Tottenham are ready to take on Arsenal in the race for Raphinha – but either club could miss out on the Leeds star.

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly worried about Manchester United’s lack of transfer activity and could even leave the club before the time window is up.


Nottingham Forest have made a breakthrough in talks to loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United.


Aberdeen want to add Liam Boyce to their summer signing spree – but face competition for the Hearts killer from Ipswich.

Manchester United are in talks with former Kilmarnock and Ross County goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.


Argentinian Alexandro Bernabei will arrive in Scotland before the end of the week to complete his medical before signing a five-year deal at Celtic, according to a report back home.

Celtic have joined the race to sign Aberdeen’s Connor Barron, with two Serie A clubs chasing the Scotland Under-21 star.

Fenerbahce will fight against Celtic for Vinicius Souza’s signature.

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