28 Jun 2022 | 08:51 | Football
All the headlines and transfer rumours in national newspapers on Thursday…
Manchester United are keeping a close eye on defender Julian Timber and have made the Ajax man their top priority in the summer transfer window despite two rounds of talks with Braga centre-back David Carmo .
Newcastle are close to signing Reims striker Hugo Ekitik for around £36m, including add-ons.
Inter Milan have been told Romelu Lukaku is prepared to accept a multi-million dollar pay cut if it softens the return on his loan spell at Chelsea.
Pogba will receive a £3.78m loyalty bonus when he leaves Manchester United as a free agent at the end of the month.
Huddersfield want an explanation from referee bosses for what they believe could cost them £200m.
Mesut Ozil will not be leaving Fenerbahce this summer, despite his persistent exclusion from the club’s first team, according to his agent.
Manchester City got a huge boost on Wednesday when famed coach Carlos Vicens reversed his decision to leave the Premier League champions.
Gareth Southgate is ready to give Tammy Abraham a chance to cement his World Cup bench spot as Harry Kane in the upcoming Nations League game.
Interim ECB chief Claire Connor has agreed to relinquish her roles on several key MCC committees after several county governors raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest.
Manchester United have started talks with Barcelona to buy Frenkie de Jong for £50m.
Leeds United remain hopeful that Calvin Phillips will sign a new contract with them, despite Manchester City’s interest.
Wolves are close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palinha.
Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to stay at Fiorentina despite the Italian’s failure to trigger their option to buy him.
Brentford have named Max Aarons and Aaron Hickey on their summer transfer shortlist.
Police are investigating death threats to referee Jon Moss following the Championship play-off final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield.
Newcastle captain Jamal Russells could return to newly promoted Nottingham Forest eight years after switching the City grounds to St James’ Park.
Jose Mourinho’s Roma are set to make a £30m bid for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.
Bournemouth are closely monitoring Mattridge’s situation at Newcastle and will take action if he is deemed to be out of line.
Sunderland are looking to re-sign Tottenham youngster Jack Clarke following a successful loan spell at Wilside.
Premier League refereeing chief Mike Riley is fighting to keep his job and a potential compromise option is for Howard Webb to return to England in referee management.
Greg Norman paid Dustin Johnson around £100m to secure his shock turn to sign for the Saudi-backed Rebel Golf League.
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Aston Villa made a move earlier this summer and if Steven Gerrard gets his way, three other new signings could follow.
Arsenal are reportedly set to make their first signing of the summer within the next 10 days.
Manchester United and Tottenham have been dealt a huge blow after Milan Skriniar handed his future to Inter when he outlined his career plans.
Jim Goodwin is ready to swing the Aberdeen transfer axe as the club’s underachievers are told they will be knocked out.
Celtic and forgotten defender Osadze Ulhoheid face a tight transfer wait as KVO Ostend weighs a permanent strike this summer.
Cameron Cartwick is waiting for Celtic and Tottenham to agree on his long-term future after agreeing personal terms with the Premier League champions on a permanent deal.
The Celtics are interested in signing Shamrock Rovers star Edomo Emaku.