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Plus: Newcastle have Barcelona winger Raphinha high on their summer targets list; Mauricio Pochettino could convince N'Golo Kante to stay at Chelsea; Declan Rice is now top of Man Utd's summer shopping list

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


Manchester United are preparing to step up their interest in Goncalo Ramos with a potential record bid as part of a major summer rebuild.

Newcastle are reportedly willing to spend big this summer in order to secure their main transfer targets, with Barcelona winger Raphinha said to be high on their list.

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Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe played down reports that the club are interested in signing both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr this summer


David De Gea has agreed the terms of his new contract at Manchester United to stay beyond the current season.

Chelsea's decision to offer Mauricio Pochettino the permanent head coach job could help get N'Golo Kante's proposed contract renewal over the line.

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Declan Rice's performance against Manchester United has seen the West Ham star rocket to the top of Erik ten Hag's summer shopping list.

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The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Mirror's John Cross discuss the future of Declan Rice following reports of interest from Arsenal

Brighton are preparing a summer bid for Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Christoph Baumgartner.

Manchester City have joined the chase for Italian wonderkid Cher Ndour.

Yan Dhanda is being watched by Blackburn, Birmingham and Ipswich.

Sergio Busquets has reportedly decided to not sign an extension at Barcelona and will leave this summer.

Yerry Mina is reportedly set to leave Everton for free after the club failed to offer him a new contract.

Former NFL star JJ Watt enjoyed a pub crawl before Burnley's last game of the season for "research" purposes.


UEFA has a back-up plan should the Champions League final be unable to be held in Istanbul as Turkey prepares to go to the polls over the weekend.


Marco Silva has a £6m release fee in his Fulham contract amid interest in the Portuguese coach ahead of what is set to be a summer of managerial upheaval.

Chelsea are exploring ways to keep Joao Felix at the club on a permanent basis with Atletico Madrid continuing to demand £88m for the forward.

Neymar wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to reports.

Eintracht Frankfurt CEO Axel Hallmann has said it would take a bid in excess of £78m for the club to sell Randal Kolo Muani, amid interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

France's Randal Kolo Muani celebrates scoring his side's second goal
Image: Randal Kolo Muani was one of the breakout stars of the World Cup, scoring in their semi-final win over Morocco

Arsenal are hoping to announce Bukayo Saka's new contract before the end of the Premier League season.

Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering a heartfelt request from the Gabon president to step out of international retirement.

Erling Haaland's dad Alf-Inge was seen being escorted out of a corporate box after allegedly clashing with Real Madrid fans during their semi-final with Manchester City.

Abdoulaye Doucoure has cast doubt on his Everton future and said he is not sure if he wants to stay at the club.

Liverpool are in advanced talks to make Jorg Schmadtke their new sporting director and want him in place for the start of the summer transfer window.

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff has avoided a serious foot injury amid fears his season could have been over.


Aaron Ramsdale is set to be rewarded with a new long-term contract after playing a leading role in Arsenal's surprise title charge this season.

Dean Smith pulled his Leicester City players in for training on a planned day off after their disappointing defeat by Fulham.

Italian football and rugby are joining forces in an attempt to win hosting rights for three major sporting events in the space of five years and to fast-track renovations of the country's crumbling stadium infrastructure.

Sam Billings has revealed that he underwent surgery last year for skin cancer, which informed his decision to play in the Pakistan Super League rather than tour Bangladesh with England.

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Watford are in advanced talks with Valerien Ismael over becoming the club's new head coach.

Aston Villa want to strengthen their senior management structure by hiring former Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck.

The takeover bids for Manchester United made by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani are not contingent on where they finish this season.

Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed that head coach Oliver Glasner will leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.


Dani Alves will remain in jail after a Spanish court denied his request to be freed on bail on Tuesday while a sexual assault accusation against the former Barcelona player is investigated.


Kenny Barclay is to leave Rangers, as the finance director becomes the latest victim of a boardroom shakeup.

Roberto Martinez has saluted Rangers' recruitment and says Nicolas Raskin is 'very close' to a senior Belgium call-up.


Rangers will listen to summer offers for Antonio Colak after knocking back January interest.

Ryan Jack is close to agreeing a one-year deal with Rangers.

Portugal manager Roberto Martinez has revealed he is keeping close tabs on Jota.

Police have issued a warning to Celtic fans after plans emerged online of their intentions to gather in Glasgow city centre to celebrate winning the league.

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