All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national papers…
West Ham are planning a move for Chelsea striker Armando Broja this summer following his loan spell at Southampton.
Manchester City want at least three top signings this summer, with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong a potential addition to accompany chief striker Erling Haaland and already signed Julian Alvarez.
Kylian Mbappe is set to snub Real Madrid and Liverpool by signing a two-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
Manchester United’s recruitment department has been working around the clock and around the world to prepare for the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag.
Victor Osimhen has reportedly revealed he would be open to joining Arsenal rather than Manchester United and Newcastle this summer.
Iconic Italian football manager Claudio Ranieri looked visibly moved as Roma and Leicester City fans gave him a standing ovation in their Europa Conference League semi-final second leg on Thursday.
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Manchester City plan to refresh their squad this summer with growing optimism that Pep Guardiola will sign a new contract to stay on as manager long term.
Todd Boehly’s consortium are set to sign their first contract as part of the Chelsea takeover later on Friday to be submitted for government and Premier League approval ahead of a formal sale.
UK Athletics are in talks to leave the London Stadium, opening the door for West Ham to turn their ground into a full-time football venue, but raising major questions over the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.
Manchester United have reportedly ‘accepted’ that handing Eric Bailly a three-year deal was a ‘mistake’ as the defender nears an exit from the club.
A World Cup legal dispute erupted on Thursday with Chile contesting Ecuador’s place in the finals over a player deemed ineligible.
Leeds United face a huge exodus this summer if relegated, with Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford available on reduced fees due to clauses in their contracts.
Edinson Cavani has revealed he would have left Manchester United last summer had he known Cristiano Ronaldo would join the club.
The Sunderland ownership group have been offered £42m to sell the club but are split over the offer presented by former suitor William Storey.
Refereeing body PGMOL is to spend around £500,000 a year on 12 dedicated standards-raising roles, with outgoing Premier League referees Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss set to take two.
Mark Clattenburg says football matches should be limited to 60 minutes, but with a timer to eradicate the scourge of wasting time.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, now head coach of the IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders, is on the ECB’s wishlist to become England’s whiteball cricket coach
Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have announced to their teammates that they will leave Old Trafford during the transfer window this summer.
Patrice Evra has claimed a number of West Ham players said they would refuse to shower with a gay team-mate during his brief spell at the club in 2018.
Manchester City’s agonizing Champions League exit to Real Madrid solidified Pep Guardiola’s resolve to gift the club the iconic trophy.
Tottenham are ready to listen to offers from eight players this summer, including Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez.
Marseille fans staged a protest against UEFA ahead of their Europa Conference League clash with Feyenoord, unveiling a ‘UEFA Mafia’ logo across an entire stand after part of the Stade Velodrome was closed for the match. There were also problems outside the stadium, with local police having to use tear gas on supporters.
A new book claims Phil Mickelson’s gambling debts between 2010 and 2014 totaled $40 million, the figure uncovered by federal auditors investigating his role in an insider trading scheme.
Rangers are hoping to secure a bumper new deal for teenage star Alex Lowry next week.
Hibernian will face League Two competition from Salford City if they decide to go with Michael Appleton as their next manager.
Boris Becker is likely to be deported after his release from prison, Home Office sources have confirmed.