What the papers say Leicester have promised Harry Maguire that he can leave if Manchester United or Manchester City fork out a world-record fee for a defender, the Daily Telegraph reports. The Foxes want between £80million and £90millon for the England centre-back, which would be higher than the £75million Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil Van Dijk in January last year, the paper adds.
What the papers say The Sun, in what it bills as an exclusive, says Manchester United have agreed a world-record £80million fee to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester. The defender is set to have a medical on Monday, the paper reports.
Manchester City suffered a minor hitch ahead of their trip to the Premier League Asia Trophy in China when their flight was delayed.
What the papers say The Mirror says Bournemouth expect Callum Wilson to sign a new four-year deal next week to ward off interest from West Ham. The England striker has been targeted as the Hammers look to be losing out to Valencia in the race for Celta Vigo marksman Maxi Gomez.
Manchester City and Chelsea will play their opening matches of the Women’s Super League season at the Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge respectively, the two clubs have announced.
Brazil boss Tite was at a loss to describe his elation after triumphing over Peru in the Copa America final.
What the papers say A potential transfer for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire makes headlines in Wednesday’s papers. Manchester United have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, but according to the Daily Telegraph will have to pay more than £90million and make him the most expensive defender of all time to land him. The centre-back has made it clear he wants to leave Leicester, The Sun says, while the Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal have also launched a £50million bid for his signature.
What the papers say Newcastle are drawing up a shortlist to replace Rafael Benitez, with Porto boss Sergio Conceicao among those being considered for the manager’s job, the Mail says. St James’ Park officials have been in touch with 44-year-old Conceicao, who is reportedly not ruling out the prospect of a move, the paper says.
Tottenham supporters will be getting excited as the club prepare to announce two potential new signings in the coming days.
What the papers say Embattled star Gareth Bale has no chance of transferring from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, the 29-year-old’s agent has reportedly said. Jonathan Barnett told Sky Sports “obviously, Gareth’s situation at Real hasn’t improved,” in comments carried by the Daily Mirror. And he acknowledged the Welshman and former Tottenham forward “could fit” in as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revitalisation of Manchester United. “I think he could do very well – he is still one of the best players in the world, but it is very unlikely,” Barnett said.
What the papers say Paul Pogba could reportedly be offered a huge new contract by Manchester United after the midfielder recently admitted it “could be time for a new challenge”. Juventus and Real Madrid are among the Frenchman’s potential suitors, but the Red Devils will only be prepared to let him leave for a much greater sum than the £89million they paid to secure his services from Juve in 2016, according to the Daily Mail.
What the papers say Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho is considering making a Premier League return with Chelsea, the Daily Express reports. The Brazilian, who previously played for Liverpool, has struggled to make an impact since departing for LaLiga. Manchester United and Paris St Germain are possible destinations for the 27-year-old, but Sunday Times journalist Duncan Castles is quoted as saying the player’s “preference would be to go to Chelsea”.
What the papers say The seemingly very near departure of Maurizio Sarri from Chelsea has left Derby County steeling themselves for an approach for manager Frank Lampard, The Sun reports. According to the paper, two-time Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has told friends he would like a third term at Stamford Bridge, while RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick has also been tipped as a successor. But former Blues star Lampard is the bookies’ favourite to take the reins at his old club. Chelsea are understood to have agreed on a compensation deal worth in excess of £5million for their Italian boss to join Juventus after just one season at Stamford Bridge.
England manager Gareth Southgate threw his support behind John Stones after the Manchester City defender’s costly error in the 3-1 Nations League semi-final defeat to Holland in Portugal.
Manchester City have asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out the financial fair play case that has been brought against them by European football’s governing body UEFA.
Bayern Munich have not yet made an offer for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, according to their chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says a deal for Leroy Sane is looking increasingly unlikely due to the “insane” amount of money involved.
James Milner was ridiculed in many quarters when he left a successful, title-winning Manchester City side to join Liverpool.
A German football fan has been charged with attempted murder and two others with serious assault after a Manchester City supporter was attacked at a Champions League game in February.
Tottenham take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday.