Man Utd prepare for mass player exodus to clear £80m from annual wage bill - Paper Talk

Plus: Erik ten Hag is set to inherit a broken Manchester United dressing room; Aston Villa reportedly closing in on the signing of Marseille defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara; Barcelona approach for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski knocked back

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


Manchester United are preparing a mass clearout of players with the aim of wiping a whopping £80million off their annual wage bill this summer.


Tottenham are poised to compete with Arsenal for Gabriel Jesus after beating their rivals to a place in next season's Champions League.


Erik ten Hag will inherit a broken dressing room culture beset by internal rivalries, with a level of distrust between the players that has shocked those involved at Manchester United.

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Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was in the stands at Selhurst Park to watch his new side play Crystal Palace.


Edinson Cavani's two-year Manchester United stint has ended on a sour note after he showed a fan his middle finger following the 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Barcelona have submitted a first official transfer bid for Robert Lewandowski but Bayern Munich are showing no sign of allowing the striker leave the club, according to reports.

Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his Bayern Munich's opening goal vs Villarreal


Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated winning the league in his own inimitable style by smoking a cigar on the pitch after AC Milan clinched the Serie A title


David Beckham and Hollywood superstar Will Ferrell joined football club co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney for Wrexham's FA Trophy final loss against Bromley.


Cameron Norrie believes that some top players will decide not to compete at Wimbledon this year after the ATP and WTA opted to revoke ranking points from the tournament in light of the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players this year.

Richard Kilty has ripped into his fellow sprinter Reece Prescod for suggesting that CJ Ujah should not be ostracised for a drug ban that cost Team GB a 4x100m silver medal from the Tokyo Games.


Mohamed Elneny is set to be handed a one-year contract extension at Arsenal, with announcements also expected over the respective futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah in the coming days.

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