All the major stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national newspapers …
Arsenal aim to unload seven more players, including record signing Nicolas Pepe and former first-team goalkeeper Bernd Leno, to fund more moves in the transfer market this summer.
Chelsea are ready to open contract talks with key midfielder Jorginho and his priority is to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal are ready to increase their interest in Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans and are confident that £ 30 million will be enough to secure the signing of the Belgian international.
Benfica winger Alex Grimaldo remains on Arsenal’s radar and could be available for a reduced price of £ 6 million with the settlement of his contract.
Manchester United agree to lose Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Newcastle could bet on Callum Hudson-Odoi, after Everton told them to forget about Anthony Gordon.
The World Cup leaders are discussing changing the format of the 2026 tournament, meaning the winners should play eight matches.
The possible transfer of Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United is being further complicated by £ 17 million in deferred wage debt stemming from the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nottingham Forest are poised to complete the £ 16million signing of Liverpool defender Neco Williams.
Tottenham are hoping their deal to sign Middlesbrough winger Djed Spence will end this weekend so they can join the team on their pre-season tour of South Korea.
A Premier League club is under increasing pressure to suspend an international footballer for his rape arrest.
Southampton are giving priority to both a new striker and completing negotiations for Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo in a deal worth £ 10 million.
Former Argentina captain Pablo Matera turned down a contract offer from a large number of Baths due to uncertainties surrounding the off-club restructuring ahead of the new season.
Jesse Lingard will fly to the United States for talks about a possible move to MLS, with a couple of clubs interested in the now former Manchester United striker.
Former Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda has “disappeared” after receiving a contract offer, according to Belgian club CEO Zulte Waregem.
Chelsea are preparing a £ 43million bid for Lisbon Sporting star Matheus Nunes, according to reports in Portugal.
Ayoze Perez is open to leaving Leicester City this summer, but hopes of moving to Real Betis are dashed by the Spanish club’s need to sell players first.
Jack Grealish has flown to Athens to coach Olympiacos before starting on Monday at Manchester City.
Manchester United’s initial offer for Antony has been rejected after the Premier League club were left with almost £ 20 million below Ajax’s valuation.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been rejected by Bayern Munich because his options for a new club continue to dwindle following his request to leave Manchester United.
Manchester United have reportedly made a £ 51million bid to Ajax for winger Antony, but it is said to be around £ 20million for the Dutch club’s asking price.
Jake Paul has accused Tommy Fury of “hiding” after the couple’s boxing resentment match at Madison Square Garden was canceled when the Briton was denied entry to the United States.
Three Wimbledon security guards have been arrested for fighting each other outside on court two in front of horrified tennis fans.
Everton will offer Antony Gordon a significantly improved new contract to avoid Tottenham and Newcastle’s lingering interest in England’s Under-21 international.
Ajax have offered Tottenham to relinquish part of their share due to Davinson Sanchez as part of negotiations to sign Steven Bergwijn.
Sadio Mané has revealed that he wanted to sign a contract to take responsibility if he dies, due to his determination to play for Senegal after suffering a concussion in the African Cup of Nations.
West Ham are looking to beat Crystal Palace with the signing of Swansea midfielder Flynn Downes, who is valued at around £ 12 million.
Manchester United still have no idea when Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the club for the pre-season.
Everton are ready to offer Anthony Gordon a new lucrative contract to stop any interest from Premier League rivals Newcastle for his best young talent.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has resisted calls to change international loyalty to Ghana and join his former England under-21 teammate Tariq Lamptey.
Mo Farah will run again at the London Marathon in October after finally getting his track career.
Juventus are struggling to find buyers for striker Moise Kean and midfielders Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey and Arthur Melo.
Match fixing in Sierra Leone is being investigated after rising rivals Gulf FC and Kahula Rangers won matches that started at the same time by 91-1 and 95-0.
Chelsea’s £ 10 million deal to sign Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has been silent since the departures of Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaia.
Marcos Alonso is considering submitting a transfer request, as Chelsea continue to block the transfer he wants to Barcelona.
Celtic have received new hope to sign Vinicius Souza, who has yet to make a final decision on whether to join PSV, although the decision on his future is “near” according to his agent.
The Rangers are poised to harness their young talent with the signing of St Mirren star Dylan Reid.
The Rangers have set their sights on the Genk winger Theo Bongonda, who could be available for around £ 6 million when he enters the final year of his contract.
THE SHORT SUN
Alexander Bernabei is free to open the season for Celtic after the header penalty awarded to Argentina did not move to Scotland.