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Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho's timekeeping was an issue for England backroom staff - Paper Talk

Plus: Manchester United will consider offers for Harry Maguire next summer; Cristiano Ronaldo will not be given the weekend off to ensure he is fresh for the World Cup; Juventus are keen on signing Tottenham right-back Emerson Royal

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Jadon Sancho's timekeeping was an issue for England backroom staff before losing his place in Gareth Southgate's squad and eventually missing out on the World Cup this week.

Manchester United's Jadon Sancho stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Brighton at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson
Image: Jadon Sancho was not selected in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup

Erik ten Hag has warned Donny van de Beek that he must prove he can cut it at Manchester United or face being sold after ruling out a loan move.

A "succession plan" to equip the Football Association for Gareth Southgate's eventual departure was started three years ago, the architect behind it has revealed.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has urged Premier League clubs to help protect the environment by avoiding flights to away games.

Wasps turned down a rescue bid weeks before being plunged into administration after owner Derek Richardson refused to give it his approval.

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Manchester United will consider offers for Harry Maguire next summer, with Erik ten Hag intent on selling his captain to help fund a continuing overhaul of the squad. Maguire cost £80m but the club realise they may have to accept a considerable loss to sell him.

Harry Maguire
Image: Harry Maguire joined Manchester United for £80m from Leicester in August 2019

Frank Lampard has said Dominic Calvert-Lewin's fitness problems will intensify Everton's efforts to strengthen their attack in January.

The unique circumstances of the Qatar World Cup have created an unprecedented risk of injury during the tournament, the international players' union, Fifpro, has warned.

Jürgen Klopp believes Fenway Sports Group's search for fresh investment is necessary to allow Liverpool to compete for the best talents on the market.


Callum Wilson is a doubt to face Chelsea this weekend after suffering from an illness just days before the World Cup.

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has revealed he caught some of his players "naked" on FaceTime when telling them they had not made his World Cup squad.


Aston Villa will host new boss Unai Emery's former club Villarreal in a friendly during the World Cup break.

Liverpool director Mike Gordon is stepping back from his current position at Anfield.

Vicente Guaita has signed a new contract at Crystal Palace to extend his stay at the club until at least the end of the 2023-24 season.


Manchester United have reportedly made their move to bring Memphis Depay back to the club in the January transfer window as Erik ten Hag searches for a striker solution.

Tottenham's Emerson Royal could be on his way out of north London next summer, with Juventus reportedly keen on bringing him to Turin.

Tottenham's Emerson Royal walks off the field after he was shown a red card
Image: Tottenham's Emerson Royal has been linked with a move to Juventus

Chelsea star Mason Mount has insisted he's got the courage to take a penalty for England at the World Cup - despite missing in the shootout in the FA Cup final earlier in the year.


Benjamin Pavard admits he could quit Bayern Munich sooner rather than later, amid continued interest from Manchester United.

Manchester United and Liverpool will reportedly have to pay just £26.2m if they want to sign wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko in the January transfer window.

Aleksandar Mitrovic faces a club-v-country row after getting called up for Serbia's World Cup squad despite being ruled out of Fulham's final Premier League game.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic
Image: Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is expected to miss Sunday's home match against Manchester United

Kylian Mbappe has silenced talk over a move to Liverpool having reaffirmed his commitment to Paris Saint-Germain.


Cristiano Ronaldo will not be given the weekend off to ensure he is fresh for the World Cup as Manchester United face Fulham this weekend.

UEFA has changed its rules so that European qualification for the Olympic women's football tournament for Paris 2024 will no longer be based on performances in next year's World Cup. Instead, the two finalists of the new women's Nations League will qualify for Paris.


Gareth Southgate will have the option of watching the final round of matches before the World Cup in real-time from his house as he prays his England players come through unscathed.

Frank Lampard has confirmed Dominic Calvert-Lewin is suffering from three injuries at once - with Everton hoping to have him back for Boxing Day.

David Blitzer and Josh Harris's commitment to Crystal Palace will be tested again with Liverpool now openly for sale.

Erling Haaland will enjoy three weeks away from Manchester City once the Premier League halts.

Rishi Sunak is planning a show of solidarity with gay England fans travelling to the World Cup by sending the Government's most senior gay minister to Qatar as part of the official party.

Oleksandr Zinchenko has received an award following his protests against Russia's invasion of his war-torn homeland of Ukraine.

Antonio Conte's decision to start Harry Kane in Tottenham's Carabao Cup third-round defeat by Nottingham Forest earlier this week did not go down well with England manager Gareth Southgate, who was hoping his captain and leading scorer would be given a rare night off ahead of the World Cup.

Burnley are planning to pay off the remaining £32.3m outstanding from their £65m loan from MSD Holdings and secure fresh borrowing from an alternative source.

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan is considering putting the club up for sale because they are haemorrhaging his money and facing another battle to avoid relegation from the Championship.


The Netherlands World Cup squad will meet a group of migrant workers in Qatar as part of the Dutch football federation's continued push to promote human rights at the tournament.


Former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has unleashed an astonishing blast against his old club - including a thinly-veiled swipe at captain James Tavernier.

Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson has been linked with a sensational January move to Juventus after impressing for Bologna.

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