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Chelsea could enter race for Harry Maguire amid West Ham, Tottenham and Newcastle interest - Paper Talk

Plus: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp driving the club's transfer interest in Sofyan Amrabat; Wolves poised to make a third bid for Bristol City star Alex Scott after an offer worth over £20m was rejected, Everton have seen a £15m approach for Wilfried Gnonto knocked back by Leeds

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


Chelsea are considering entering the race for Harry Maguire's signature, with West Ham, Tottenham and Newcastle all keen on the England defender.

Erik ten Hag is ready to axe 'must-sell' defenders Eric Bailly and Alex Telles this summer - and the Manchester United pair have not reported for pre-season training ahead of their potential exits from Old Trafford.

Chelsea are plotting a move for Lyon star Rayan Cherki, according to reports.

Three Championship clubs head the queue to sign Sunderland striker Ross Stewart - Middlesbrough, Southampton and Stoke City.

Brighton goalkeeper Carl Rushworth has joined the list of key loan targets for Championship side Swansea City.

Cole Palmer is being chased by two Manchester City old boys - Vincent Kompany of Burnley and Leicester's Enzo Maresca.

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Bayern Munich's honorary president Uli Hoeness is confident the German champions will buy Harry Kane this summer.


Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea on Tuesday - 24 hours after Mauricio Pochettino's squad have flown to the United States for the club's pre-season tour - with Juventus now leading the race to sign the striker.

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku (90) gestures after scoring a goal in a Italian cup semi final first leg soccer match between Juventus and Inter Milan, at the Allianz Stadium, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)

Wolves are poised to make a third bid for Bristol City star Alex Scott after an offer worth over £20m was rejected by the Championship club.


Roc Nation president Michael Yormark has dismissed suggestions that the agency are set to drop Romelu Lukaku.

Everton have seen a £15m approach for Wilfried Gnonto knocked back by Leeds.

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has agreed personal terms with Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli, according to reports.

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Napoli have reportedly opened talks with Tottenham over a loan move for Argentine playmaker Giovani Lo Celso.

Bahrain is emerging as a potential base for families of some of the players moving to Saudi Arabia.

Essex County Cricket Club have been accused of bullying a female director by excluding her from board meetings, banning her from attending away games and ordering her to resign.


Jon Dahl Tomasson is considering quitting Blackburn after being warned the club face a fire-sale.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is driving the club's transfer interest in Sofyan Amrabat and has already met this year with the agent of the Fiorentina midfielder.

Fenerbahce chiefs flew to London last night in a final bit to entice Wilfried Zaha to Turkey.

Aston Villa's move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby is in danger of being hijacked by Al Nassr


Manchester United are expected to agree personal terms with Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana on Monday, and the clubs are very close to finalising his transfer fee.

Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana is Manchester United's top target to replace David De Gea

Chelsea duo Omari Hutchinson and Harvey Vale have been left out of the travelling squad for the US pre-season tour to allow them to concentrate on securing loan moves away from the club.

Xavi Simons has departed PSV Eindhoven's training camp to complete a move back to Paris Saint-Germain, his club have confirmed.

Theo Zidane, the son of Zinedine Zidane, has renewed his contract with Real Madrid until June 2024.


West Ham are preparing to formalise their interest in Ajax defensive midfielder Edson Alvarez.

Liverpool fan Neal Skupski wants to parade his men's double trophy at Anfield.

After Declan Rice's arrival to Arsenal, former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has tipped his former club to win the Premier League next season.

Brendan Rodgers is refusing to rule out a Kieran Tierney return to Celtic.


Rangers have resumed talks with Los Angeles FC as they look to finally complete their long-running chase for MLS ace Jose Cifuentes.

Feyenoord's financial director Pieter Smorenburg has warned Arne Slot that player sales from the likes of Danilo joining Rangers may not be added into his squad budget.

German giants Stuttgart are poised to land Malik Tillman after the young forward held talks with Sebastian Hoeness about a £6m move.


Celtic's move for Hyeok-Kyu Kwon is set to go ahead after his transfer was confirmed by his club's manager.

New Celtic signing Hyun-Jun Yang broke down in tears as he made an emotional farewell to the fans of his current club.


Hearts are on the verge of signing Calem Nieuwenhof from Western Sydney Wanderers.

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