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Manchester United seeking to sell six defenders before transfer window closes - Paper Talk

Plus: Tammy Abraham says he is settled at Roma and in no rush to go back to Chelsea; Barcelona president Joan Laporta has left the door open for a move for Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva; Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is poised to join Fulham

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


Manchester United are looking to ship six of their out-of-favour defenders before the transfer window closes in one month as new boss Erik ten Hag continues rebuilding his squad, with Sevilla interested in Alex Telles and Phil Jones in talks with DC United.

Premier League players want to stop taking a knee before every game following a meeting of the 20 club captains last Thursday, amid rising concerns that the gesture has lost its gravitas.

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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.

Kasper Schmeichel is closing on his move to Nice and is expected to undergo a medical over the next 48 hours after getting the blessing of manager Brendan Rodgers to seek a new challenge.

Fulham need a new centre-back, and they are scouting Premier League rivals - namely Chelsea's Malang Sarr, West Ham's Issa Diop and Leicester's Jannik Vestergaard.

Tom Huddlestone is joining Manchester United as a player-coach for the club's U21s.

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Bournemouth's players will stand by their decision not to take a knee as they prepare for their first game back in the Premier League.

Graeme Carrick, the younger brother of former England international Michael, is set to join Newcastle United as U18s coach as the club's off-the-field restructuring continues.

Liverpool are progressing in talks over a new contract for striker Diogo Jota.

Inter Miami owner David Beckham edged closer to beginning construction on a new $1bn stadium complex.

Manchester City midfielder James McAtee is discussing a loan move to Sheffield United after the Championship side made an offer on Monday.

Everton are not pursuing a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.


Premier League clubs have been given the green light to arrange friendlies during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has questioned whether Roman Abramovich would have been allowed to purchase Chelsea if an owners' and directors' test was in place at the time.


Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of setting a bad example after leaving Old Trafford before the end of Sunday's friendly with Rayo Vallecano, according to a Manchester United insider.

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The Transfer Show panel discuss possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Manchester United striker's future yet to be resolved.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal cull is gathering pace as he looks to offload 11 players who were part of last week's pre-season tour of America - including former first-team regulars Hector Bellerin, Nicolas Pepe, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has left the door open for a move for Manchester City midfiielder Bernardo Silva later this month, after they sold 25 per cent of their TV studios to crytpocurrency firm for £85m to help register new signings.

Eric Bailly is set to snub a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Roma in favour of Sevilla.

Tammy Abraham says he is settled at Roma and in no rush to go back to Chelsea.

Premier League clubs have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti with the striker reportedly set to join Roma on a free transfer.

Chelsea cult hero Oscar has been pictured in a Flamengo shirt ahead of a transfer from Shanghai SIPG.

Tottenham are interested in Ajax's attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus, according to reports.


The new Prime Minister will try to bring the Women's World Cup to the UK following England's European Championship triumph.

The Hundred will use extra stewards and additional cameras to clamp down on antisocial behaviour at matches.

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The Transfer Show panel answer your questions on all the latest transfer activity in the final month of the summer window.

The Rugby Football Union's move to ban trans women has caused its own diversity and inclusion representatives to resign their positions over the weekend.

IPL franchises hope to contract players for 12 months a year to play across a range of teams, Venky Mysore, the chief executive of Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders, has revealed.


Manchester United risk upsetting Cristiano Ronaldo further with plans to replace him with Frenkie de Jong as the club's highest earning player this season.

Arsenal are close to selling Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray and complete his long-awaited departure from the club, finally drawing to a close an error-strewn £129m spending spree.

Super-agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly told Manchester United to 'name their price' for Cristiano Ronaldo as he attempts to get the Portugal forward out of Old Trafford.

Neymar has appeared to pour cold water on a reported fallout with Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe.


Idrissa Gana Gueye is close to rejoining Everton from Paris Saint-Germain. The midfielder has travelled to Merseyside for a medical in anticipation of completing the deal as the clubs negotiate the final details.

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Take a look at some of the Premier League's most expensive summer signings, as we try to decide who is the best value for money.

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is poised to join Fulham after the clubs reached an agreement and personal terms were settled.

Leicester expect Arsenal to move for Youri Tielemans but are yet to receive any offers for the Belgium midfielder.


The SRU has offered a partial apology to the family of Siobhan Cattigan, the former Scotland forward who died last November, after her parents accused them of failing to provide sufficient medical or pastoral care after two serious concussion incidents.

Recordings of conversations between referees and VARs will be made available to the public after matches under a Premier League plan.

The FA is planning contract extension talks with Sarina Wiegman when the England Women manager returns from holiday.

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester won't be 'exploited' into selling Wesley Fofana or James Maddison.


Bemused David Martindale is adamant there's no split loyalties when his Livingston team face Rangers - and insists he's "choking" to take points off the Ibrox side.

Charlton Athletic winger Charlie Kirk has emerged as a transfer target for Hibs.


Hibs are doing everything they can to seal a stunning Easter Road return for Martin Boyle.

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