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Alan 12:48 Fri Feb 11
Friday newspapers

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is planning showdown talks with his agent about his Manchester United future after becoming disillusioned with life back at Old Trafford. (Star)

England midfielder Declan Rice, a target for Chelsea and both Manchester United and City, has reiterated his ambition to win trophies and play in the Champions League, but the 23-year-old reassured West Ham fans by describing speculation over his future as "just noise". (Standard)

Paul Pogba will have to make allowances for the final big contract of the 28-year-old Manchester United and France midfielder's playing career if he want to seal his dream free transfer this summer. (Mirror)

Chelsea's £72m goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 27, could depart Stamford Bridge this summer with the Blues not planning to stand in the Spain player's way if he wants to leave. (Sun)

Barcelona are winning the race to sign highly-rated AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie this summer. The 25-year-old is also a target for Liverpool. (Marca)

Leicester City have reduced their asking price for Youri Tielemans, 24, from £60m to £35m with Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to sign the Belgian midfielder this summer. (Het Nieuwsblad, via Metro)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted qualifying for the Champions League this season could be crucial in tying down 20-year-old England wing-back Bukayo Saka - who has been linked with Liverpool - to a new contract. (Express)

Manchester United transfer target Manuel Akanji wants to double his wages as Borussia Dortmund set their asking price for the 26-year-old Swiss defender. (Bild, via The Sun)

Spain boss Luis Enrique, 51, has emerged as a shock candidate for the Manchester United manager's job. (Star)

Leeds United hope manager Marcelo Bielsa will extend his contract with them beyond this summer but Jesse Marsch, Ernesto Valverde and Carlos Corberan will be among the candidates to replace the Argentine if he leaves. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta wants to talk to Chelsea about his future, with the 32-year-old linked with a move to Barcelona when his contract expires in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Fiorentina offered striker Dusan Vlahovic to Real Madrid in January before the 22-year-old Serbia international completed a move to Juventus. The Spanish club did not pursue a move because they plan to sign Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, on a free transfer in the summer. (Cadena Sar, via Football Italia)

Juventus and the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is flattered by interest from Chelsea and Barcelona.(Sport Mediaset, via Teamtalk)

Barcelona want to sign budget defenders and are also open to selling USA right-back Sergino Dest, 21, in order to help fund a move for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Haaland, 21. (ESPN)

Tottenham's recruitment supremo Fabio Paratici is planning to focus much of his transfer strategy on young upcoming talent and those on dwindling contracts, with 18-year-old French midfielder Mamadou Coulibaly - who is at Monaco - being considered. (Mail)

Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski wants a move to Real Madrid, but the 33-year-old could see that scuppered if the Spanish side sign Dortmund's Haaland. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Manchester United and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 33, is set to be offered a new deal by Inter Milan, but the Chilean will have to take a wage cut. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal have completed paperwork for the £7.5m signing of 27-year-old American goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution. (Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering calling up Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey, 20, to his squad for friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast in March. (Mail)

Sunderland are set to appoint former Preston North End boss Alex Neil as their new manager following a breakdown in talks with Roy Keane. (Northern Echo)

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Cristiano Ronaldo is planning showdown talks with his agent about his Manchester United future and could leave the club this summer.


Chelsea are braced for bids for Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer and are unlikely to stand in the goalkeeper's way if they receive a suitable offer.


Kurt Zouma faces being prosecuted within days as RSPCA inspectors handle their probe "at an incredible pace".

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly on red alert after Leicester slashed their asking price for Youri Tielemans.

AC Milan are favourites to land Lille star Sven Botman in the summer, reports suggest.

Arsenal will hold talks with Bukayo Saka over a new contract.


Jesse Marsch, Ernesto Valverde and Carlos Corberán will be among the candidates at Leeds United should there be a managerial change this summer.

Middlesbrough have increased security and taken action to protect chairman Steve Gibson before Saturday's match with crisis club Derby.


Real Madrid's stubborn pursuit of Kylian Mbappe may have played a part in Arsenal missing out on a deal for ex-Fiorentina hotshot Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.

Barcelona have reportedly handed Aston Villa a boost in their pursuit of a permanent transfer for midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Juventus could sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as a direct replacement for Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to reports.


Tottenham secured the biggest bargain of the transfer window in signing Rodrigo Bentancur for an up-front fee of £16m from Juventus, half what he was worth, analysts have calculated.

Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman has had his application to change his nationality to represent Nigeria instead of England approved by FIFA, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Crystal Palace defender Nathan Ferguson could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering another injury setback, according to reports.

Barcelona are winning the race to sign highly-rated midfielder Franck Kessie this summer.

Jorginho has warned his Chelsea team-mates that Palmeiras will be desperate to claim a European scalp when they meet in Saturday's Club World Cup final.

Manchester United have announced Tezos as their new training kit sponsor in a multi-year deal.


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took time out of his holiday to ensure the club completed the signing of Luis Diaz last month.

Roma are said to be happy to stick by Jose Mourinho for now despite his growing anger at some of his squad.

Aston Villa could reportedly end up signing Philippe Coutinho for less than the £33m fee they agreed last month.


Former Dutch national team boss Dwight Lodeweges has revealed he could have joined Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Rangers.

Former Rangers midfielder Juninho Bacuna has revealed his Ibrox prospects withered after the arrival of Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager.


Giovanni van Bronckhorst has pledged to help Borna Barisic rediscover his confidence in the wake of his Old Firm horror show.

Nicola Sturgeon says an independent regulator within Scottish football "merits further consideration".


Yorkshire's hosting of England matches will be reinstated on Friday under certain conditions including that the club's members do not block reforms brought in following the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Thanks Irish 11:09 Fri Feb 11
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Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 5:56 Fri Feb 11
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the exile 3:48 Fri Feb 11
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What, nothing about Zouma? Alan out!

Russ of the BML 3:24 Fri Feb 11
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Ta Al.

Lee Trundle 1:03 Fri Feb 11

Tielemans is an excellent player. I doubt he would make a sideways step on his next move which, frankly, is what it would be if he came to us.

I think even there would be some clubs bigger and currently more competitive than Man U and Arsenal that will be in for him.

Crassus 1:46 Fri Feb 11
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bill green 1:24 Fri Feb 11

Thanks Alan 1:37 Fri Feb 11
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bill green 1:24 Fri Feb 11


Lee Trundle 1:03 Fri Feb 11

ted fenton 1:37 Fri Feb 11
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bill green 1:24 Fri Feb 11

bill green 1:24 Fri Feb 11
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Thanks Alan

Lee Trundle 1:03 Fri Feb 11
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Tielemans for £35m is a no brainer.

In fact, I'd sell Rice and buy him and Ward-Prowse and I reckon we'd be better off and have cash left over.

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