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Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo out of Man Utd with Kylian Mbappe lined up as his replacement - Paper Talk

Plus: David Beckham has made a sensational move to lure Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami; United are considering tearing up Ronaldo's contract in the January transfer window; Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be spared the sack

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The Paper Talk team discuss the possibility of Kylian Mbappe replacing Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United if the forward leaves Old Trafford.

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


Erik ten Hag does not want Cristiano Ronaldo to play for Manchester United again with club chiefs agreeing that the team are better without him.

Novak Djokovic will be able to compete at January's Australian Open after his three-year visa ban was overturned by the country's government.

Ryan Reynolds, the Hollywood actor, hailed Wales in the country's native language as he was given an award in New York for championing Wrexham football club.

Allegations that twin brothers were subjected to racial abuse during matches in the junior leagues are being investigated by the Scottish FA.


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Manchester United have accelerated their plans to replace Cristiano Ronaldo - with France superstar Kylian Mbappe having emerged as a shock target.

Cristiano Ronaldo has given Piers Morgan's son the boots he scored his 'final Manchester United goals in' - as more bombshells continue to emerge.

Benjamin Pavard has reaffirmed that he is open to leaving Bayern Munich to join a new club - but his comments spell bad news for Manchester United.

Phil Foden has revealed how he is desperate to fire England to World Cup glory in Qatar - to put his Euros heartbreak behind him.

Gareth Southgate has set up his own "support line" to Harry Maguire in the build-up to the World Cup.

A 'psychic' alpaca has predicted England will qualify for the World Cup knockout stages despite losing to Iran in their opener - but Wales will not make it out of the group.


England stalwart Kieran Trippier insists he has no plans to retire from international duty but concedes this World Cup is likely to be his last.

England's WAGs are staying on a cruise ship owned by a company that is being investigated for using 'slave labour'.


David Beckham has made a sensational move to lure Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami.

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is tipped to reject any interest from Wigan and stay at Tottenham as youth coach - despite hoping to become a manager.

Manchester United winger Antony has hit back at club legend Paul Scholes after being labelled a "clown".

Chelsea have received a boost in the race for Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick with the Brazilian club rejecting two offers from Paris Saint-Germain, a report says.

Ashley Young insists he will never retire from England duty - even though he thought making the 55-man World Cup squad was a "joke".


England's footballers could get the right hump with their World Cup hotel - thanks to a pair of camels grunting through the night outside.


Manchester United will consider tearing up Cristiano Ronaldo's contract in the January transfer window - as long as he does not demand a pay-off for the remainder of his deal.

Newcastle United's owners will not gamble to chase a Champions League place this winter, despite recently congratulating manager Eddie Howe for a brilliant start to the season.

Gareth Southgate is planning to help England's players cope with the intense heat of Qatar by holding morning training sessions this week ahead of their World Cup opener against Iran on Monday.

Milton Keynes has missed out on the list of 14 venues for a draft British Isles bid for the 2028 European Championship because it is too small.

MCC will roll out a 'smart' cricket ball next summer that will revolutionise umpiring in the amateur game with the use of an app.

Discussions are under way to reform the County Championship with Division One reducing to eight teams.


Liverpool are reportedly already in close contact with Jude Bellingham's camp and remain 'very optimistic' about completing a blockbuster deal for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder in 2023.

Jake Paul has set Tommy Fury a seven-day deadline to come to terms with him for a third fight attempt. The YouTube star confirms that he is willing to go along with TNT's plans to host the fight in the United Kingdom next February.


Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be spared from the sack because he is still picking up the tab for stopping Celtic's bid for 10-in-a-row.

Celtic believe double-winning boss Ange Postecoglou will knock back any advances from Japan after the Australian shot to the top of Japan's wishlist to replace head coach Hajime Moriyasu if he flops at the World Cup.

Martin Boyle is facing a race to be fit to represent Australia at the World Cup after the Hibernian star missed another day of training, which has prompted Socceroos boss Graham Arnold to fly in a replacement.

Rangers have been dealt a further blow after Fashion Sakala was forced to withdraw from the Zambia squad through injury.


Scotland stars were given an armed guard as they went on a walkabout from the team hotel in Diyarbakir on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday night's friendly with Turkey.

Turkey boss Stefan Kuntz has promised Ridvan Yilmaz he will come to Scotland to see the Rangers defender once he is fit.

Kyle Ferguson has opened up on his heartbreaking release from Rangers as a teenager and revealed it almost made him quit football altogether.

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