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Man Utd consider move for Lazio midfielder and long-standing target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea to learn if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal could be struck; Newcastle told Leicester's James Maddison will cost £60m; Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino attracting interest from Arsenal, Liverpool; Celtic and Rangers to get green light for cross-border league?

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


Manchester United are considering a move to finally sign Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as they attempt to rescue what has become a frustrating transfer window.

Chelsea could find out this week if they have a realistic chance of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. The club have been prioritising their interest in defender Wesley Fofana, who they remain in dialogue with Leicester City over, and midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who is yet to inform Barcelona that he wants to leave.

World Rugby has no plans to investigate claims that Italy legend Martin Castrogiovanni was ineligible to play Test rugby for the Azzurri as no formal complaint has been made.

Lancashire members aim to force through a vote at a special general meeting to block the club from supporting a reduction in the County Championship programme - unless they give their consent - as resistance to any shrinking of fixtures intensifies.

Golf legend Gary Player has become embroiled in a feud with his estranged son Marc, accusing him of selling the nine-time major winner's memorabilia without permission.

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Image: Could Chelsea get a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the line before the September 1 deadline?


Chelsea have opened talks with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy over a new contract but there is significant distance between both parties, with the goalkeeper one of the lowest paid players in Thomas Tuchel's squad.

Nottingham Forest are going back to the drawing board in their search for a full-back after Alex Moreno rejected a £9m move from Real Betis.

Wolves are in talks with Barcelona over the potential signing of midfielder Nico Gonzalez.

Sasa Kalajdzic is the subject of interest from several Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton, but the Stuttgart forward wants his future resolved quickly.

Andreas Christensen was forced to pull out of Barcelona's final pre-season match against Pumas just minutes before kick-off due to a neck problem on Sunday.

Liverpool's Thiago talks with team-mates after pulling up with an injury (AP)

Liverpool could be without midfield lynchpin Thiago Alcantara for six weeks after he injured his hamstring in the Premier League opener against Fulham.

Barcelona are facing a huge wage crisis over contract renewals agreed with four players - including Frenkie de Jong - in 2020 that were designed to save the club money at that time and are now facing questions of legality.

The EFL is closing on agreement for a funding deal which would see millions of pounds flow from the Premier League, whose clubs have been resisting change for two years.


Celtic and Rangers could finally be handed the opportunity to move to a new cross-border league as a result of an upcoming court case in Luxembourg.

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Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol say Manchester United look set to make a move for both Adrien Rabiot and Marko Arnautovic, and discuss whether that could prevent Frenkie de Jong joining the club.

Manchester United's shock interest in Bologna's Marko Arnautovic has been confirmed by the player's agent.

Cristiano Ronaldo sat out again as Manchester United took on Halifax Town in a behind-closed-doors friendly.


Arsenal and Liverpool are both looking to make a move for Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino.

Adrien Rabiot's mother and agent is only interested in talking directly to Manchester United football director John Murtough, rather than any intermediaries, about personal terms over a potential move to Old Trafford from Juventus.

Erik ten Hag appears to have entrusted Anthony Martial to lead the line for Manchester United this season.

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Manchester United overlooked Graham Potter for their managerial role and have since seen the Brighton boss thwart them twice.

Burnley retain interest in a loan deal for Liverpool's young defender Sepp van den Berg, who was an unused sub in the Premier League side's season opener on Saturday.


Newcastle United have been told they will not be able to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison for less than £60m.


Gerard Pique has agreed to another Barcelona pay cut as the club desperately looks to reduce its wage bill to register more of their summer signings.

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Kaveh Solhekol explains why Manchester United have found it so difficult in the transfer market and why they are now linked with Adrien Rabiot and Marko Arnautovic.


Barcelona still cannot register their summer signings after La Liga rejected an attempt to use the club's own funds to inflate the value of two of the asset sales they had resorted to in order to balance the books and strengthen their team.

The working conditions of WNBA athletes have come under scrutiny again after Los Angeles Sparks players were forced to sleep at an airport when their flight was cancelled.


Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer to loan the winger Nicolò Zaniolo with an obligation to buy for £20m, which has been rejected by Roma.


John Kennedy could be on the verge of a stunning Celtic exit to become new boss of Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Former Manchester City and Blackburn midfielder Jacob Davenport has been told he will not be offered a contract by Hearts after spending a week with the club on trial.

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