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THE SUN

Manchester City have been handed a boost in the race to sign Erling Haaland as Barcelona ruled themselves out of any deal that would put the club "at any further risk".

Paul Pogba's personal trainer has claimed the midfielder will "no longer be a Manchester United player" beyond this season.

Liverpool plan to keep goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher next season - despite rival interest.

Caoimhin Kelleher has represented the Republic of Ireland since U17 level
Image: Caoimhin Kelleher's heroics helped Liverpool lift the Carabao Cup

Arsenal hung Oleg Luzhny a shirt in the changing room for Sunday's game against Leicester - as their former defender fights for Ukraine in the defence against Russia.

THE GUARDIAN

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Bruno Fernandes is in a "last-minute race" to be fit for Manchester United's last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday after contracting Covid-19.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Bidders have until Friday to submit their offers for Chelsea with the prospective new owners needing to get the green light from the Government and the Premier League to buy the Stamford Bridge club.

Thomas Tuchel has admitted it is right to question the Premier League owners' and directors' test ahead of the week that could decide who takes control of Chelsea.

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Paul Merson wonders what's going to become of Chelsea as he can't see any new owner putting the same level of finance into the club as Roman Abramovich

England will permanently reintroduce the role of the national selector who will have a crucial role in managing the relationship between separate red- and white-ball coaches.

Eddie Jones believes England can get in the heads of a France team seeking their first Grand Slam in 12 years in what the head coach is billing as a dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup.

DAILY MAIL

Newcastle defender Isaac Hayden has risked the wrath of the FA as he took to Twitter to slam referee David Coote for two contentious decisions.

Cesc Fabregas and Luis Suarez have both leapt to the defence of former team-mates Lionel Messi and Neymar after they were booed by Paris Saint-Germain supporters.

PSG ultras have called for the club's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, as well as sporting director Leonardo, to resign from their positions after the side's latest elimination from the Champions League.

Five substitutions are back on the Premier League's agenda - and could come into play next season.

Manchester United have hired a project manager to oversee a revamp of their Carrington training facility.

The Government gave Chelsea and Roman Abramovich just one minute's notice before announcing the oligarch had been sanctioned on Thursday.

Aaron Ramsey is stepping up security at his £5m Wales home with plans for a new boundary gate and pillars after a spate of burglaries at footballers' houses.

UEFA are to open a London office next month.

Property developer Nick Candy has offered to lend Chelsea money to help them through their cash-flow crisis.

Pep Guardiola believes Riyad Mahrez can scale even greater heights after the Manchester City forward surpassed 20 goals for the season.

Australia has slapped sanctions on Roman Abramovich following similar action by the UK government.

There is growing concern at the lack of offers to host major sporting events that have been stripped from Russia.

Yorkshire are scrambling to find contact details for all their honorary life members - including Sachin Tendulkar - to finally put their much-awaited EGM together.

British Cycling chair Frank Slevin has been contacted by his Belgian, Swedish, Dutch and Norwegian counterparts - each offering their support for his position - after he called for bans on Russian and Belarusian competitors.

DAILY MIRROR

Mauricio Pochettino and Kylian Mbappe are set to lead the high-profile exits from Paris Saint-Germain this summer in wholesale changes.

Ukrainian football legend Sergei Rebrov - who played in the Premier League for Tottenham and West Ham - has expressed his fears for his parents trapped in Kyiv.

Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Philippe Coutinho's situation at Aston Villa with the view to hijacking a transfer.

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is facing a "sad situation" with his Paris Saint-Germain facing extensive scrutiny from its own supporters.

Georginio Wijnaldum 'accepts' that leaving Liverpool to join Paris Saint-Germain was a mistake as the French giants look to cut their losses with the midfielder.

DAILY EXPRESS

Hakim Ziyech has confirmed his international retirement in a fiery statement on social media, taking aim at Morocco officials after he was called up for their upcoming fixtures.

Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz has suffered a serious knee injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season.

DAILY RECORD

Stephen Kenny is considering Connor Ronan for a first full Republic of Ireland call-up.

Hibs have launched an investigation after their fans smashed up seats at Fir Park and a steward was left with a head injury.

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