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Erik ten Hag prepares Manchester United summer clear out to make way for Harry Kane and Declan Rice - Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea will target Victor Osimhen and pay whatever it takes to beat Manchester United to the Napoli striker; Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are all on alert following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Champions League omission; Man Utd to 'ask to sign' Barcelona winger Ansu Fati

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Erik ten Hag is preparing for a big clear out this summer at Manchester United in order to bring in big targets like Harry Kane and Declan Rice.

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United

Chelsea will now target Victor Osimhen and pay whatever it takes to beat Man Utd to the Napoli striker's signature.

Birmingham City's takeover is stalling over a failure to reach an agreement on how the club is sold.

Marco Asensio's agents will fly to London in the next week to get a feel for Premier League interest in their client.

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City were right to walk away when Tottenham decided £100m was not enough for Harry Kane.

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Jose Mourinho has admitted he could have left Roma in December but decided to stay at the Serie A club - as speculation over a possible return to the Premier League with Chelsea continues.

Manuel Neuer has slammed Bayern Munich's decision to sack goalkeeping coach and close friend, Toni Tapalovic, feeling that his "heart was ripped out" upon hearing the news.

Sergio Ramos admits he is relieved to be on the same team as Lionel Messi after years of "suffering" while trying to defend against the player he believes is the greatest ever.


Manchester City are to hand teenage starlet Rico Lewis a new bumper long-term deal.

Chairs were thrown and stools were used as weapons in a violent city centre brawl after Newport County played Swindon Town.


Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are all on alert following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's shock Chelsea Champions League omission.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira removed Shaun Derry as a first-team coach in a row for overstepping in his role after he was caught repeatedly berating players.

Patrick Vieira

Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon was not aware he was banned from driving when getting behind the wheel this week, Sportsmail understands.

Formal bids for Manchester United are due to be submitted in the next week or so.

US investment firm Red Bird Capital Partners are considering upping their stake in Liverpool.

Mason Mount's Chelsea future is in doubt with the two parties a long way apart on a new contract.

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero still watches reruns of Argentina's World Cup final win over France every day.

Erling Haaland's prolific run at Manchester City has not stopped him studying rivals such as Harry Kane.

Chelsea's near-£600m splurge on players since last summer could see them fall foul of UEFA's new Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules as soon as next season.

Christian Pulisic offered a boost to Chelsea fans as he claimed he would be back from injury soon.


Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has revealed he retired from international football because of the relentless schedule playing for club and country brings.

David Moyes has said Declan Rice will cost a British-record fee whenever he leaves West Ham.


Chelsea are reportedly set to seek exemptions to the Premier League spending rules after splashing more than £300m in the January transfer window.

Erik ten Hag has told Harry Maguire he will get plenty of chances to regain his first-team slot after blocking Inter Milan's bid to take him on loan.

Chelsea want to reward Conor Gallagher with a new deal and a pay rise after refusing to let him leave in January.

Sunderland 'keeper Anthony Patterson should be heading for the Premier League in the summer - with Wolves and Leicester making him a major target.


Manchester United will 'ask to sign' Barcelona winger Ansu Fati after they look to thrash out a deal with the La Liga club for his team-mate Frenkie de Jong.

Tottenham could make a move for Atletico Madrid duo Jan Oblak and Yannick Carrasco in the summer, according to reports.

Barcelona's Ansu Fati in action during the Joan Gamper trophy soccer match between FC Barcelona and Pumas Unam at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)


Ashes winner Tim Bresnan claims the England and Wales Cricket Board "pandered" to Azeem Rafiq and is withholding key material in its Yorkshire racism prosecution.


Michael Beale slammed Rangers' shot-shy attackers after a nervy win against Ross County.

Scotland star Lyndon Dykes has been released from hospital.


Ange Postecoglou has opened talks with Joe Hart, Aaron Mooy and David Turnbull over their Parkhead futures but wants to know if their ambitions match his own before handing out new deals.

Gregor Townsend insists Scotland's glorious last-gasp Calcutta Cup win over England still leaves plenty of room for Six Nations improvement.

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