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Chelsea and Arsenal tracking £65m-rated Porto winger Pepe - Paper Talk

Plus: Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea in the summer transfer window, reports French publication Le10Sport; Man Utd believe Alejandro Garnacho will sign a new deal at Old Trafford in the not-too-distant future; Mick Beale is the front-runner to be the next Rangers manager

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

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea and Arsenal are tracking Porto's Brazilian winger Pepe but may have to pay his £65m release clause.

Manchester United believe Alejandro Garnacho will sign a new deal at Old Trafford in the not-too-distant future after stepping up talks with his representatives.

Pepe, Porto
Image: Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly interested in Porto winger Pepe

England star Jude Bellingham will reportedly make his decision over his next transfer move based on gut feeling and a club's Champions League status as he weighs up his next career steps after Borussia Dortmund.

Everton could be set to lose out on selling Dele Alli permanently with loan club Besiktas unimpressed by the former England star's performances, according to reports.

DAILY MAIL

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Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to end his Manchester United nightmare and make a stunning return to Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo has openly criticised Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Real Madrid

Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea in the summer transfer window despite RB Leipzig confirming the forward faces an unspecified spell on the sidelines with a torn knee ligament injury, reports French publication Le10Sport.

Fans are claiming Jude Bellingham is going to cost £200m after the 2022 World Cup after becoming England's second youngest goalscorer.

There has been 64 minutes of added time after the first four World Cup games because of new FIFA guidelines, it was revealed.

Qatar's World Cup organisers are coming under criticism after twice announcing highly dubious attendance figures for matches at the start of the tournament.

Many of the £180-a-night cabins being marketed to World Cup fans are still being thrown together, with migrant workers on 14-hour shifts to complete them.

Josh Cavallo has condemned FIFA for their stance on gay rights at the World Cup in Qatar in an emotional social media post.

Eddie Jones is in talks to take charge of the USA on an unprecedented eight-year deal when he leaves his role as England head coach at the end of the 2023 World Cup.

THE GUARDIAN

Alex Fletcher has left intensive care after the Bath City forward sustained a serious head injury during a National League South match against Dulwich Hamlet this month.

World Rugby says it is "looking at the circumstances" of the controversial events in Dublin on Saturday when Australia's Nic White was allowed to return to the field despite clear signs he had sustained a brain injury in the second half of his side's 13-10 defeat against Ireland.

THE SUN

Jack Grealish kept his promise by dedicating his goal in England's 6-2 World Cup thrashing of Iran to a disabled schoolboy.

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Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol joins Rob Dorsett to discuss all the big talking points from England's victory over Iran in their World Cup opener

Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand was rushed to hospital after suffering a concussion against England.

An American reporter was detained and refused entry into a World Cup stadium in Qatar on Monday.

Swiss football are mourning the tragic loss of former international Karim Gazzetta, who took his own life.

Cristiano Ronaldo has faced another transfer blow after football chiefs at Roma claim they never wanted to sign the star.

Chelsea have suffered a blow in their pursuit of wonderkid Endrick after falling behind their rivals PSG in negotiations.

Manchester United are reportedly plotting a swoop for South Korean star Kim Min-jae.

Real Madrid have reportedly snubbed the chance to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward opened himself up to a return to LaLiga.

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Dharmesh Sheth says he has been told that there is 'close to zero chance' that Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United again

THE ATHLETIC

Alexey Sorokin, part of Russia's delegation at the Qatar World Cup opening ceremony, believes his nation should be at the tournament.

The Football Association of Wales is investigating reports that Welsh supporters had their rainbow bucket hats removed by stadium security ahead of the country's match against the United States on Monday evening.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Eyebrows were raised on Monday when officials claimed 41,721 spectators were in attendance for Senegal's 2-0 defeat to Holland, despite the capacity for the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha being just 40,000.

Leicester Tigers are preparing to lose Steve Borthwick to England and sounded out Stuart Lancaster as a potential replacement this summer before he opted to join Racing 92.

DAILY MIRROR

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez limped out of training just days before Uruguay's World Cup opener with an ankle issue but was able to return after spending time with the medical team.

KANSAS CITY, KS - JUNE 05: Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez (11) before a friendly match between the United States and Uruguay on June 05, 2022 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
Image: Uruguay's Darwin Nunez is set to play in his first World Cup

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing Barcelona defender Hector Bellerin in the January transfer window.

Ghana's squad had to evacuate their Doha hotel on Sunday afternoon following a suspected bomb scare.

THE TIMES
Top clubs should continue to receive a bigger slice of Champions League money based on historical performances, the chief executive of the European Club Association has insisted.

The France coach Didier Deschamps has defended his decision not to call up a replacement for the injured Karim Benzema and insisted that his squad can cope with their injury list.

France striker Karim Benzema will miss the World Cup
Image: France striker Karim Benzema will miss the World Cup

Serbia's state-backed broadcaster is using TV rights to the Premier League as part of a political campaign to crush independent media and silence opposition in the country, according to government critics.

Referees are growing increasingly reluctant to take charge of Test matches involving South Africa, having seen their families threatened after Rassie Erasmus's targeted criticism of them.

The Surrey and Manchester Originals batsman Laurie Evans has denied taking a banned substance after failing a routine anti-doping test, which took place during this summer's edition of The Hundred.

DAILY RECORD

QPR chief Les Ferdinand insisted he won't stand in Michael Beale's way if the former Ibrox coach is serious about a return to Rangers.

Greg Stewart has told Rangers not to waste another minute after urging his old side to make their move for Michael Beale.

SCOTTISH SUN

Mick Beale is the front-runner to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Rangers manager.

Rangers have arranged a friendly clash with Swansea next month.

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