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Man City to rival Man Utd for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite - Paper Talk

Plus: Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a world record transfer swoop for Barcelona's 16-year-old sensation Lamine Yamal; Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City this summer; Southampton are ready to make a £20m bid for Celtic's Matt O’Riley

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Monday's newspapers...


Pep Guardiola and Manchester City could ruin Manchester United's hopes of landing Everton's £80m-rated centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.

Getafe have announced that Mason Greenwood has been named their player of the season as his future remains up-in-the-air.

Sheffield United need to run potential signings past the club's prospective new owners for approval.

Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Argentina wonderkid Aaron Anselmino - but they will have to wait for his arrival.

Fenerbahce are willing to let former QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel return to England.

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Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Celta Vigo striker Jorgen Strand Larsen.

Blackburn have two top choices in their pursuit of a new shot stopper - John Ruddy or Tim Krul.

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Dharmesh Sheth says although Jarrad Branthwaite is a top target for Man Utd but INEOS will walk away from a deal if Everton don't bring down their asking price


Paul Pogba is set to make a rare public appearance in Germany on Monday as a special guest for France's crunch clash against Belgium.

Barcelona announced on Sunday that three first-team players would be leaving the club this summer, before swiftly backtracking.

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on an agreement with Newcastle over Dan Ashworth.

UEFA say the Euro 2024 group stages brought a 75 per cent decrease in flights taken by participating teams compared to 2016, with more sides using buses and trains.


Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a world record transfer swoop for Barcelona's 16-year-old sensation Lamine Yamal.

Manchester City have snatched Chelsea wonderkid Ryan McAidoo who was reportedly on the brink of signing for Arsenal.

Spain's Lamine Yamal controls the ball during a training session at his base camp in Donaueschingen, Germany, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, ahead of their Group B soccer match against Croatia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Image: Could Lamine Yamal become the world's most expensive player?


Jude Bellingham is at risk of punishment from UEFA over a gesture he made following his overhead-kick equalising goal for England against Slovakia.

Atletico Madrid have extended the contract of defender Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Chilean Football Federation (FFC) has filed a formal complaint with CONMEBOL over the refereeing performance during their Copa America game against Canada.


Bologna are reportedly ready to welcome Premier League offers for their star defender Riccardo Calafiori following his impressive performance in the European Championships. The Italy international centre-back has caught the attention of Arsenal and Juventus, among others.

Chelsea have agreed on a deal to sign Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City this summer, though they have been forced to part ways with one of their top young prospects, Michael Golding, to get a deal over the line.


Southampton are ready to make a £20m summer bid for Celtic midfield star Matt O'Riley.

Celtic's Matt O'Riley celebrates after converting his penalty for 2-0
Image: Celtic's Matt O'Riley is reportedly a Southampton summer transfer target

Rocco Vata is poised to leave Celtic with the young midfielder closing in on a move down south.

Jim Goodwin has already made six signings and admitted he wants a complete new XI for Dundee United's Premiership return.

Stefan Gartenmann wants a new challenge but would never close the door on an Aberdeen return in the future.

Chief executive Alan Burrows has revealed Aberdeen have had no offers for Bojan Miovski - but insists the Dons will demand full value before considering any bids.


Birmingham City are eyeing a transfer for Connor Goldson.

When does the summer transfer window open and close?

The 2024 summer transfer window in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.

The window will close on August 30 at 11pm UK time in England and at 11.30pm in Scotland.

The Premier League and Scottish Premiership brought forward Deadline Day to link up with the other major leagues in Europe. The closing dates were set following discussions with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

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