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Man Utd targeted by Qatari takeover hopefuls with Erik ten Hag promised transfer backing - Paper Talk

Plus: Sean Dyche in line to scoop £3.5m Everton survival bonus; Erik ten Hag to pick between Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen this summer; Man City expect Pep Guardiola will leave Etihad Stadium before ruling on Premier League investigation

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The Daily Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Sun's Charlie Wyatt take a look at the potentially huge story of Manchester United being bought for six billion pounds by Qatari based investors.

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


Qatari investors are planning an incredible mega-money swoop for Manchester United and want to give manager Erik ten Hag the financial backing to lead the club back to the top, Sportsmail can reveal.

Everton head coach Sean Dyche will scoop a survival bonus upwards of £3.5m if he leads the club to Premier League safety.

Sean Dyche's changes inspired Everton to a 1-0 win over Arsenal
Image: Sean Dyche's Everton stunned Arsenal in his first game in charge on Saturday

The RFU will consider bringing in an alcohol-free zone at Twickenham as part of a review of the matchday experience during England games.

Luka Modric has reportedly been handed an ultimatum by Real Madrid that he must retire from international duty if he is to sign a new contract at the club.

Juventus want to sign Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic as part of a swap deal for Denis Zakaria during the summer transfer window, according to reports.

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Saudi side Al-Nassr are reportedly willing to offer Sergio Busquets a sensational £16m-a-season to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Middle East.

Inter Milan are reportedly plotting a summer move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.

Liverpool's Julian Ward has emerged as a leading candidate to take over as sporting director with Ajax.


Erik ten Hag is facing a £100m striker dilemma at Manchester United this summer as he weighs up whether to move for Tottenham's Harry Kane or Napoli's rising star Victor Osimhen.

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Image: Tottenham's Harry Kane became the club's all-time top goalscorer last weekend, and just the third player to net 200 Premier League goals

Chelsea are in talks with a number of companies over a lucrative new front-of-shirt sponsor to replace Three.

Michael Cheika and Vern Cotter have emerged as leading candidates to take on Steve Borthwick's former role at Leicester Tigers.

Manchester City's hopes of making Jude Bellingham the centrepiece of a big summer revamp could be complicated by the storm engulfing the club.


Tottenham have been given renewed belief that they could successfully swoop for Alessandro Bastoni during the summer, with the Inter Milan player's contract demands yet to be approved by the Serie A giants.


Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique.

Arsenal could cash in on Folarin Balogun in the summer despite the striker currently outshining Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in France.

Manchester City expect boss Pep Guardiola will have left the club before they are punished for over 100 financial rule breaches, according to reports.

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Pep Guardiola said in May 2022 if he thought Man City had lied to him about their financial situation, he would leave the club

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back at work with Chelsea amid rumours of a shock return to Barcelona this summer.

Inter Milan have revealed they attempted to land Lionel Messi when he left Barcelona - but could not compete with PSG's financial muscle.

Former Liverpool player Bruno Cheyrou is reportedly set to become Lyon's new sporting director.


The threat of sanctions could stop star players joining Manchester City.


Liverpool have been warned that Jurgen Klopp would have plenty of suitors if they sacked him - with Chelsea among them.

Fresh details have emerged of Arsenal's failed attempt to sign Lionel Messi while he was still a youth team player at Barcelona.

Adrien Rabiot - who came close to joining Manchester United last year - is one of five first-team stars reportedly put up for sale by Juventus as they seek to cut costs.

Everton are in talks over a £105m investment which would trigger a major shake-up at Goodison.


West Ham United have warned Declan Rice's admirers there is a £120m price tag on his head.


Juventus' transfer activities were being investigated by Italian financial authorities four months before Tottenham hired the club's sporting director, Fabio Paratici.


Stevie Mallan has paid tribute to former teammate, goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, who has been confirmed as one of the casualties in the Kahramanmaras earthquake.

Lord Willie Haughey has claimed Celtic and Hearts were not hit with the same rule that saw Queen's Park thrown out of the Scottish Cup.


Chris Wilder is out of the running to be next Aberdeen manager.

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