Plus: PSG working on £59.1m deal for Man City's Bernardo Silva; Man Utd will try to sign five players before the transfer window closes; Chelsea may let Christian Pulisic leave for Man Utd on loan if he agrees a new contract; Southampton ready to compete with Wolves for Goncalo Ramos
Thursday 18 August 2022 11:49, UK
All the top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday's national newspapers...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would snub Manchester United in favour of a move to Chelsea if he were to leave Barcelona this summer.
Chelsea may be willing to allow Christian Pulisic to join Manchester United on loan if he agrees to extend his contract first.
Manchester United have been linked with yet another top European star in their miserable quest for reinforcements this summer, with Atletico's Joao Felix the latest to be touted as an Old Trafford target.
Liverpool are prepared to risk losing midfielder Naby Keita for nothing next summer rather than sell him to RB Leipzig in this window, as they anticipate being able to replace him with Jude Bellingham in 2023.
Chelsea are investigating allegations of racist abuse aimed at Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son during Sunday's game at Stamford Bridge.
Brighton are plotting a move for out-of-favour Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour.
Paris Saint-Germain are working on a £59.1m deal to sign Bernardo Silva from Manchester City as the Qatar-owned club seek to strengthen a squad they hope can win a first Champions League title.
Manchester United suffered another setback in their hunt for a defensive midfielder after they were forced to end their pursuit of Adrien Rabiot due to his wage demands of over £200,000 per week.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to buy a stake in Manchester United, with a view to taking full control if the Glazers welcome new investment.
Manchester United will try to sign five players before the transfer window closes including moves for Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Meunier and Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Besiktas are eager to close a deal with Everton for Dele Alli and have offered either to take the attacking midfielder on a loan initially or alternatively for him to join the Turkish Super Lig club with an immediate permanent sale of around €8-10m.
Anthony Gordon wants to join Chelsea as he waits in hope to see if the London club make a new offer to sign him after a formal £45m bid was turned down by Everton.
Southampton are ready to compete with Wolves for Benfica striker Gonçalo Ramos as they attempt to bolster Ralph Hasenhuttl's attack with a high-profile forward ahead of the summer transfer deadline.
Manchester United are hoping to sell or loan Aaron Wan-Bissaka with Crystal Palace, the defender's former club, willing to pay £10m for the 24-year-old they sold to United for £50m in 2019.
Manchester United will take a 30 per cent hit - equating to around £22.5m - on their sponsorship deal with Adidas if they fail to qualify for the Champions League for a second year in a row.
Chelsea are considering loan offers for Christian Pulisic but would let him leave the club permanently if they are able to recoup the £58m he cost when signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2019.
Willie Morgan, captain of the last Manchester United team to be relegated in 1974, says the current Old Trafford team is worse than the one he led and that history could easily repeat itself.
Fulham are the latest team to join an increasingly long list of sides monitoring Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz.
Leicester City have targeted Leeds United goalkeeper Ilan Meslier as the player they would like to replace Kasper Schmeichel as their No 1.
Galatasaray have joined Manchester United in the chase for PSG attacker Mauro Icardi and have already held talks with his wife and agent Wanda Nara.
Liverpool could renew their interest in AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer after reports emerged in Italy that he has rejected a new contract offer from the Serie A club.
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1m contract extension with a third-year player option that will most likely keep the Lakers star in Los Angeles for as long as he chooses.
Former rugby sevens international Ellia Green has come out as a trans man, saying he hopes the announcement would help others to feel comfortable enough to make decisions about who they want to be.
A report from Deloitte says Premier League clubs can look forward to the future with optimism after revenues rose in the first full season following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rangers captain James Tavernier has signed a new long-term contract extension with the club said to be taking him "well into his thirties".
Motherwell have made a move to sign Robert Snodgrass, the former Scotland international who is a free agent after a spell with Luton Town at the end of last season.
The SPFL have pushed back the deadline for Scottish clubs to complete their last-minute deals after pushing back the end of the window to September 1.