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Borussia Dortmund expect Erling Haaland to make big-money Manchester City switch; Thomas Tuchel is on a five-man shortlist to become the next Man Utd boss; Tottenham interested in Barcelona's Memphis Depay; Liverpool have stepped up their pursuit of Gavi

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday's national newspapers...


Borussia Dortmund expect striker Erling Haaland to sign a £500k-a-week deal with Manchester City.


Thomas Tuchel is on a five-man shortlist to become the next Manchester United manager and the club hope his ties with current boss Ralf Rangnick will help persuade him to move to Old Trafford from crisis club Chelsea.

Ronald Koeman has revealed the humiliation he felt at being sacked by Barcelona chairman Joan Laporta on a flight back after defeat by Rayo Vallecano.

Anthony Martial says claims of dressing room unrest at Manchester United are false and praised Cristiano Ronaldo's professionalism.

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Furious Chelsea fans do not want the Ricketts family to take over the club after previous derogatory comments from Joe Ricketts about Islam and Muslims were leaked.

Frank Lampard has been forced to spell out some harsh home truths to his Everton players about their precarious league position.

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Sky News City editor Mark Kleinman reports that the Ricketts family - owners of the Chicago Cubs - have confirmed that they will bid for Chelsea on Friday. Billionaire hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin is also involved in the bid.

Former ECB and Yorkshire chairman Colin Graves has emerged as a key player in the county's civil war despite twice refusing to appear before a parliamentary committee on the grounds he is no longer involved at the club.

Shane Warne's closest friends and family will bid farewell to the late cricket icon at a private service this Sunday ahead of a state funeral at the MCG later this month.


Lord Coe has joined former Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton's group which is trying to buy Chelsea.

Marcus Rashford has 'left the UK' in order to clear his head after an altercation with a fan following Manchester United's Champions League defeat on Tuesday night.

An activist tried to attack Roman Abramovich's £430m superyacht Solaris before it was moved to a safe haven.

Eden Hazard has previously admitted he has an affection for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta's men reportedly target the misfiring Real Madrid man.

Borussia Dortmund advisor Matthias Sammer joked that he "nearly passed out" when he heard the sums of money involved in Erling Haaland's possible transfer to Manchester City.


Newcastle United are set to renew their efforts to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in the summer.

Chelsea have been ordered to remove the Three logo "as soon as possible" after their £120m deal with the telecommunications company was axed, but their licence to operate does not allow them to print new kits.

Memphis Depay, Barcelona
Image: Memphis Depay has been linked with Tottenham

Memphis Depay could be offered a return to the Premier League amid reported interest from Tottenham in the Barcelona winger.

Manchester United are set to beat Chelsea and West Ham to the signing of Brighton youngster Toby Collyer.

Arsenal could revive their transfer pursuit of Houssem Aouar and finally land the long-term target, according to reports.

Angel Di Maria's seven-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly come to an end this summer.

Antonio Rudiger had agreed personal terms over a contract extension - but the deal is now off after the club was slapped with sanctions, according to reports.

Phil Foden says he will get a dog called 'World Cup' if England triumph in Qatar later this year - to go with the pooch he already has named 'Carabao'.

Vasily Lomachenko's team are hoping to pull him from the frontlines of the war in Ukraine so he can prepare for a showdown with George Kambosos Jr.


Chelsea have been given the go-ahead to fly to Middlesbrough for this weekend's FA Cup quarter-final clash.

Marcus Rashford could miss out on England's next squad because of an alarming slump in form for Manchester United and social media footage of a clash with a fan from which he was forced to deny making a rude gesture.


Jesse Lingard has teased a possible return to West Ham in the summer in a message posted on his daughter's Instagram account.

Chelsea fear missing out on transfer target Jules Kounde if the sale of the club is not completed quickly.

Jesse Lingard in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round (AP)
Image: Could Jesse Lingard be heading back to West Ham?


Lothar Matthaus says Bayern Munich's treatment of Robert Lewandowski over a new contract has been "disrespectful" and it is only the Poland striker's great character keeping him at the club.

Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Barcelona starlet Gavi by offering him a contract worth £5m a year.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu would both welcome Arsene Wenger's return to the club four years after his departure.

AC Milan are reportedly keen to sign Divock Origi from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.


Former Rangers winger Eros Grezda has hailed Steven Gerrard as the best manager he has played for and says it was wonderful to play for the club even though his time in Scotland ended after a few games.

Rangers have told travelling fans they face a holdback delay of up to two hours in Red Star's Marakana Stadium among a five-point list of Serbia dos and don'ts.


Dynamo Kyiv stars have returned to training in a bid to get fit for the World Cup clash with Scotland.

Hearts and Hibs have joined forces to slam the SFA's decision on ticket prices for next month's Scottish Cup semi-final.

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