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Man Utd to chase Joao Neves from Benfica ahead of potential summer move - Paper Talk

Plus: West Ham ready to up interest in Sunderland winger Jack Clarke; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in talks to become next Sweden manager; Ajax believe they will sign ex-Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson; Newcastle will step up their scouting of Sporting Lisbon defender Ousmane Diomande

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Sunday's newspapers...


Manchester United are set to initiate talks early this year in a bid to sign teenage superstar Joao Neves from Benfica this summer.

West Ham are ready to up their interest in £20m-rated Sunderland winger Jack Clarke.

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Watch Jack Clarke’s best goals for Sunderland

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks over becoming the next manager of Sweden.

Liverpool have made contact with Argentinean side CA Talleres over Colombian prospect Kevin Mantilla, but might have competition for the starlet.

Newcastle United will step up their scouting of Sporting Lisbon and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande in a bid to head off expected stiff competition for his signature.

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Wolves have agreed to loan winger Goncalo Guedes to Villarreal until the end of the season once they have sorted out issues with his current loan club Benfica.

Ajax believe that they are winning the race to sign former Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson.

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Paul Merson and Michael Dawson discuss Jordan Henderson's future

Virtual marketplace TransferRoom is holding a winter deal day on Monday where January transfer business could step up a notch.

Manchester United target Brian Brobbey has revealed a previous effort by Erik ten Hag to tempt him to join the club failed and he instead rejoined Ajax.


Crystal Palace look set to complete a shock raid for Colombian international Daniel Munoz from Genk.

Man Utd old boy Nemanja Matic could be ready to return to the Premier League, with the Serbian international a possible target for Fulham.

Newcastle may have to sell Alexander Isak, to stay on the right side of the Premier League's Financial Fair Play rules.

Alexander Isak celebrates after scoring Newcastle's equaliser
Image: Could Newcastle be forced to sell Alexander Isak?

Man Utd have reportedly stolen a march on Arsenal for a deal for Royal Antwerp playmaker Arthur Vermeeren.

Stockport defender Kyle Knoyle faces months on the sidelines after it emerged that a collision with a team-mate during their New Year's Day loss to Mansfield left him with a small bleed on the brain.


Newcastle would consider selling Bruno Guimaraes in the summer if Barcelona or Real Madrid make an offer - and for below his £100m release clause.

Manchester United are allowing youngster Mateo Mejia to join Sevilla on a free transfer, but the Spanish club's deal for the striker will include a 25 per cent sell-on clause.

Brentford have opened talks over a move for Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon as they look for another option at left-back.

Manchester United's Sergio Reguilon on the pitch during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday September 23, 2023
Image: Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon could be set for a move to Brentford

Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell is attracting interest from Championship rivals Millwall, Bristol City and Middlesbrough.

Prop Kyle Sinckler is on the verge of becoming the next England player to move to France after flying to Toulon earlier in the week for a medical.

Wales back-row Aaron Wainwright is exploring a cross-border move to join Northampton as he would remain eligible for Wales after passing the 25-cap mark required.

Saudi Arabia have opened negotiations to host the Billie Jean King Cup next year as the kingdom continues to target major tennis events.


England Women goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck is in advanced talks with Barcelona over a proposed move to the reigning European champions from Manchester City.

Goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario says he would have "walked here if needed and signed in my own blood" to secure his move to Tottenham last summer.

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Tottenham's Guglielmo Vicario looks back at photos of his journey in football so far following his fine start to life in the Premier League


Former England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has opened up on his disastrous spell in charge of Australia, admitted he "failed" and "let people down".


Rangers are reportedly vying with a trio of English clubs for West Ham defender Ben Johnson.


Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers expects Nicolas Kuhn to be unveiled as his first January signing this week - despite fears of a hold-up over the transfer fee.

Josh Doig is ready to turn down the chance of a move back to Scotland because he wants to play for Gennaro Gattuso at Marseille and experience their fanatical support.

Scott Brown says he will be more single-minded if he gets another chance at management following his unsuccessful first foray at Fleetwood Town.

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