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Man Utd's Erik ten Hag watching Mason Mount's contract situation at Chelsea and considers making a move - Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid prepare 2023 bids for Man City forward Raheem Sterling; Arsenal, Chelsea want Everton's Richarlison and Inter Milan consider Stefan De Vrij as makeweight in Romelu Lukaku return bid

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


New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is watching Mason Mount's contractual situation at Chelsea carefully as he considers a shock move for the England midfielder.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all in the market for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Arsenal and Chelsea are the chief competitors for Everton striker Richarlison, who recently said he was considering his Goodison Park future.

Inter Milan are prepared to offer Stefan de Vrij as part of a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to reports in Italy.

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Before the end of the season Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea would 'evaluate' Romelu Lukaku's future at the club this summer

Manchester United and Arsenal could be among the sides readying an offer for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who will be leaving Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer.

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West Ham are set to complete their permanent £7.6m move for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Brentford hope to add Denmark international defender Rasmus Kristensen to their squad in a £10m deal from RB Salzburg this summer.

West Ham are finalising the details of a £30m deal for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.

Jurrien Timber will only move to Manchester United if the 'picture is right'.

US sports tycoon Mark Attanasio is in talks over an investment in Norwich.

The French minister who blamed Champions League final chaos on Liverpool fans is now facing calls to resign.


Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made "discreet" offers to Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount amid interest from Manchester United.

Chelsea's Mason Mount celebrates his goal
Image: Newspaper reports claim Mason Mount's contract talks at Chelsea have stalled


UEFA has continued to employ an ethics and disciplinary inspector despite discovering that he had been reprimanded for placing thousands of bets on matches, including some on his own national team to lose.

Frenkie de Jong has dealt Manchester United a summer transfer setback by saying he wants to stay with Barcelona.

Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Raheem Sterling, who will talk with Manchester City bosses about his future at the club after England's Nations League matches in June.

Tottenham's signing of Ivan Perisic will not stop them going after Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back Filip Kostic.

Durham bowler Matthew Potts is set to make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand this week.


Jason McAteer has admitted he feared another Hillsborough was unfolding before his eyes when his family was caught up in the pre-Champions League final chaos at the Stade de France.

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Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol says the events outside the Stade de France do not tally with what French interior minister Gerald Darmanin considered fraud.

Tottenham will fight Nottingham Forest for the signature of £15m-rated Middlesbrough wing-back Djed Spence.

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has set her sights on competing for the USA at the Olympic Games.

Rob Key has outlined his radical vision to fix the national team by revealing he backs fewer County Championship matches as part of a new 12-team structure.

Anthony Joshua's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for three of the four world heavyweight title belts scheduled for July 23 in Saudi Arabia has been delayed until mid-August.


Tottenham have been told they will need to find £54m to sign Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.

Leeds United hope having Jesse Marsch as their manager will give them an advantage as they look to sign Denmark defender Rasmus Kristensen from Marsch's former employers Red Bull Salzburg.


Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender William Saliba should the Gunners decide not to add him to their first-team plans.

Juventus are considering a move for Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte this summer according to a report in Italy.

Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez with the Premier League trophy
Image: Aymeric Laporte lifted his fourth Premier League trophy with Manchester City this season

Newcastle are ready to swoop for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin but he could cost them £85m - the fee for which the Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.

Jude Bellingham is leading the latest generation of young black footballers coming to terms with the game's inability to protect them from racism.

Middlesbrough's £15m price tag for Djed Spence may prove too much for Nottingham Forest to tie their loanee down to a permanent deal.


Chelsea are ready to renew their interest in Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest and could use the Catalan club's interest in Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to get a deal over the line as they will need to make significant room for those players on their wage bill.

Lionel Messi has said he was unable to run at full speed for six weeks because of the impact of contracting Covid-19 on his lungs back in January.

Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has passed his UEFA 'A' coaching licence after working for his badge in Belgium.

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Graeme Souness is adamant that Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne doesn't have any weaknesses to his game and is the complete package that you would want in a midfielder.

Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt is set to be unveiled as the next manager of ADO Den Haag later in the week.

Liverpool have already been inundated with more than 5,000 accounts from supporters of their horrific experiences at the Champions League final.

Chelsea have reignited their interest in Barcelona's versatile full-back Sergino Dest.


Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is reported to be keen on a move to Manchester United and be part of the Erik ten Hag revolution.

Boxing icon Eric "Butterbean" Esch has revealed he is in the best shape of his life and called out Jake Paul as he plots one final bout at the age of 55.


Livingston star Alan Forrest is set to choose a move to Hearts over Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United.

Leeds United face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham for highly-prized Celtic and Scotland U17 international goalkeeper Rory Mahady.

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