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Manchester United must pay £69m to land Ajax forward Antony - Paper Talk

Plus: Tottenham have ended their interest in Gabriel Jesus, instead switching their attention to Raphinha and Richarlison; Real Madrid are eyeing up a move for Spurs forward Heung-Min Son; Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham are exploring the chance of signing Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco

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Antony is determined to secure a move to Manchester United this summer even though Ajax have tried to ward off interest in the Brazil winger by demanding a fee of £69m for his signature.

Ajax star Antony
Image: Manchester United must reportedly pay £69m to land Ajax forward Antony

Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that he wants to take charge of the French national team, a position that could be available if Didier Deschamps leaves after the World Cup finals this year.

Chelsea have informed HMRC and the Football Association of an issue with the club's tax affairs before the recent £4.25bn takeover.

Some of the leading names in European golf will be missing from next month's Genesis Scottish Open as the sport's authorities are expected to ban players who have joined the rebel Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series from taking part at East Lothian's Renaissance Club.

Emma Raducanu will be included in the Wimbledon draw before returning to the scene of her dramatic fourth-round retirement last year on No 1 Court.

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Manchester United are still falling short of Barcelona's asking price for Frenkie de Jong despite increasing their latest offer to £56m, according to reports in Spain.

Tottenham have ended their interest in Gabriel Jesus, instead switching their attention to Raphinha and Richarlison.

File photo dated 23-04-2022 of Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus. Gabriel Jesus can strengthen City�s title bid by breaking the deadlock in a 2-0 victory at Wolves, who drew 2-2 at Chelsea on Saturday. Issue date: Monday May 9, 2022.
Image: Tottenham have ended their interest in Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, reports the Daily Mail

The brother of Everton defender Michael Keane is set to join Manchester United next month to replace outgoing chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge.

Former Liverpool and West Ham striker Andy Carroll is in talks over a move to Belgian club Bruges.

Manchester United and Nottingham Forest have agreed the terms of a season-long loan deal for goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Brighton are interested in Manchester City forward Liam Delap as they consider striker options after agreeing a £6m deal with Danish club Nordsjaelland for Ivory Coast winger Simon Adingra.


Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are exploring the prospect of signing Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco this summer after his release clause emerged, according to reports in Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly demanded Manchester United up their game in the transfer market - or he'll leave Old Trafford this summer.

A new chapter in Manchester United's dreadful season has been written after it was revealed the Premier League giants spent more than £25m on injured players.


Real Madrid are said to be eyeing up a move for Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son during the summer transfer window having missed out on moves for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Image: Real Madrid are reportedly keen on bringing Tottenham's Heung-Min Son to Spain


Marseille have reportedly made an offer to sign Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares on loan with the option to buy him permanently.

Lazio are reportedly set to open talks with Chelsea over a move for Emerson Palmieri.

Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are in a three-way battle for Brazilian stars Richarlison, Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus.

Chelsea are favourites to sign Brazilian superstar Neymar.

USA No 1 Zack Steffen is being squeezed out at Manchester City - just five months before facing England at the World Cup.

Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard is closing in on a £2m move to Burnley.

Gareth Bale has been offered a free season ticket at Ice Hockey side Cardiff Devils if he completes a sensational move to his hometown club.

Gareth Bale wants Wales to learn the "dark arts"
Image: Gareth Bale is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid


There will be an automatic extension to Neymar's contract at Paris Saint-Germain triggered on July 1 despite doubts about whether the club want to keep him.

Adrien Rabiot wants to leave Juventus and join a Premier League club and would be available for between €15-20m (£13-17m).

Qatar's World Cup chief has warned Gareth Southgate that any England protest would lack credibility without visiting the country to learn more about their human rights record.

Yorkshire have written to staff they sacked in the wake of their racism scandal asking for help responding to the charges facing the crisis-hit county.

World Rugby has voiced its concern after remarkable allegations that Claude Atcher, the tournament director of the 2023 World Cup, has been overseeing a "climate of terror".


Anxious Scottish top-flight clubs fear the simmering feud between Rangers and the SPFL could be about to go 'nuclear' as they brace themselves for urgent crisis talks.

Celtic have 'made contact' with Liverpool over a potential move for Ben Davies this summer as Parkhead chiefs revive their interest in the centre-back.

Hibernian are hoping to have Aiden McGeady on board when they head to Portugal for their pre-season training camp on Sunday.


Glen Kamara is a transfer target for Brighton, according to a report.

Beerschot have told Hearts they have no intention of selling Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland to them this summer.

Rangers have been told they will need to pay over £2m to land striker Antonio Colak.

Robbie Neilson insists Liam Boyce will not be leaving Hearts, but it's looking likely that Lawrence Shankland will not be arriving either.

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