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Chelsea interested in Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters - Paper Talk

Plus: Phil Foden agrees lucrative new Man City contract, Man City have spoken to Anderlecht about the possibility of signing Sergio Gomez, Howard Webb to be offered a new deal by MLS in a late bid to fend off a move back to the Premier League

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


Chelsea have registered an interest in signing Kyle Walker-Peters this summer but have been quoted £40m by Southampton for the England full-back.

Phil Foden has agreed a new long-term contract at Manchester City - worth around £225,000-a-week.

Manchester City have spoken to Anderlecht about the possibility of signing left-back Sergio Gomez this summer.

Monaco are ahead of Fulham in the race to sign Chelsea defender Malang Sarr.

Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace is challenged by Malang Sarr of Chelsea

RB Leipzig left-back Angelino could be returning to the Premier League as Brighton's replacement for Marc Cucurella.

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England's Euro 2022 glory has been followed up by a surge in ticket sales for Women's Super League clubs, with high demand leading to website crashes.

An extraordinary, pre-emptive attempt by four PFA Charity executives to stop the Charity Commission from finding them guilty of 'mismanagement' has been unceremoniously thrown out by a High Court judge.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag expects a reunion with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong to come to fruition and has instructed his transfer chiefs to stay the course.

Gary Ballance could turn his back on England by making a bombshell international comeback for Zimbabwe.


England men's team earned £300,000 for reaching the final of Euro 2020, 82 per cent more than what their women counterparts were awarded to win Euro 2022 (£55,000).

Mauricio Pochettino admits not winning the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain was "a failure".

Howard Webb is to be offered a new deal by MLS in a late bid to fend off a move back to the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a humiliating stint on the bench, with his future still in doubt at Manchester United.

Sergio Aguero reckons Erling Haaland got "too used to Germany" after Virgil van Dijk "welcomed" him to England on Saturday.

Ex-Manchester City executive Fiona Barclay was warned yesterday she could face jail after cheating the club out of £104,374.


The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has backed plans by Premier League players to stop taking the knee before every match.

Dean Henderson has admitted he could not wait to get out of Manchester United this summer after slamming the club for making false promises and a "criminal" waste of the past 12 months of his career.

Dean Henderson, Manchester United
Image: Dean Henderson will spend this season at Nottingham Forest on load from Manchester United

Women's Super League clubs want to speed up a split from the Football Association amid fears the competition will not fully capitalise on England's Euro 2022 win.

Manchester United Women are on the verge of appointing Brighton & Hove Albion's Polly Bancroft as their first head of football, and will soon unveil the signing of England forward Nikita Parris from Arsenal.

World Rugby has been told to issue swingeing punishments for teams who fail to crack down on contact training.


Cash-strapped Leicester City fear they may be forced into panic buys as rivals try to pounce on their key stars on the eve of the Premier League season.

A proposal to bring in four of the former minor counties to play in the County Championship could be discussed as part of Andrew Strauss's comprehensive review of English cricket.


Wesley Fofana is keen to join Chelsea from Leicester City this summer.

Lucy Bronze has backed plans to give England women's coach Sarina Wiegman a new contract and urged the Lionesses to go on a stadium victory tour.

Lucy Bronze celebrates scoring England's second goal against Sweden in the Euro 2022 semi-final at Bramall Lane
Image: Lucy Bronze celebrates scoring England's second goal against Sweden in the Euro 2022 semi-final at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United are poised to confirm the signing of Manchester City youngster James McAtee on a season-long loan.

Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated his belief that Lionel Messi is the "best player in the world" ahead of Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.


Mikel Arteta is working with the best Arsenal squad of his tenure, according to technical director Edu.


An unprecedented demand for tickets to watch England play USA at Wembley in October led to the Football Association's website crashing on Tuesday and fans being held in queues online of more than 45,000 people.

West Ham are still tracking the Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Díaz.

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to sign Maxwel Cornet, but they face competition for the Burnley forward from Everton, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest.


Tottenham could use Japhet Tanganga or Sergio Reguilon in a swap deal for Nicolo Zaniolo after their proposed moves to AC Milan fell through.

Football scams have surged this year and dedicated fans are being warned to be safe with their money while buying tickets.

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The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol round up the latest transfer news from all 20 Premier League clubs.


Jamie Vardy is reportedly on the radar of Manchester United and Chelsea as they both hunt for a striker in the transfer market.


The EFL has confirmed it will review referee Josh Smith's match report before deciding whether to follow up on the medical incident that caused a stoppage during Watford's 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Vicarage Road on Monday evening.

Everton want another midfielder after the likely reunion with Idrissa Gueye and are still chasing Chelsea's Armando Broja - ideally on loan.


Dundee United are set to land Jamie McGrath as the club secure a massive boost with the countdown on for their crucial Europa Conference League qualifier.

John Beaton has been sent an ominous warning by former refs amid claims he faces an SFA investigation into allegations he verbally abused a supporter during Dundee's clash with Livingston last season.

Livingston have offered a full apology in the wake of Rangers supporters gaining match tickets to the home end of Almondvale Stadium on Saturday.


James McCarthy is set to weigh up his Celtic future in the coming weeks.

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