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Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal on red alert as Napoli president says Victor Osimhen will leave in summer - Paper Talk

Plus: Carabao Cup final kick-off set to be brought forward at request of police amid concerns about clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool fans; Brentford scour lower leagues for next Ivan Toney; Championship duo Southampton and Leeds keen on loan move for Bournemouth winger David Brooks

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed star striker Victor Osimhen will leave the club at the end of the season, putting Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal on red alert.


Brentford are scouring the lower leagues for the next Ivan Toney as the Bees prepare for life without their talisman.

World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst was forced off stage with nosebleeds at his Farewell Tour, sparking health fears.


The Carabao Cup final kick-off is set to be brought forward at the request of the police amidst concerns about clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool fans.

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Chelsea have reportedly set an asking price of £37m for Romelu Lukaku, as they prepare to permanently offload the striker this summer at a loss of more than £60m.

Mohamed Salah has hit back at the critics who questioned his commitment to Egypt after he returned to England to receive treatment for the hamstring injury he sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations last week.

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Chris Sutton believes Altay Bayindir must be handed his Manchester United debut in the absence of Andre Onana against Newport County in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Eddie Howe admits Joelinton may have played his last game for Newcastle amid a contract stand-off.


Jurgen Klopp's next job could see him head into international management or take over a European giant.

Championship duo Southampton and Leeds are keen to secure a loan move for Bournemouth winger David Brooks.


A match featuring a glaring video assistant referee error is to be replayed in full following an appeal by the affected club. A disciplinary body has ruled Genk's 2-1 defeat at Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League last month should not stand after deeming there had been a misapplication of the laws of the game.


Manchester City supporter Liam Gallagher has admitted he is delighted to see the back of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Liverpool part-owner LeBron James has thanked Jurgen Klopp after the German announced his intention to step down as manager.

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ESPN's Mark Ogden and The Mirror's Andy Dunn discuss the leading candidates to replace Jurgen Klopp when he leaves Liverpool at the end of the season


West Ham have bolstered their midfield by signing Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips on loan for the rest of the season and they could raise funds for further signings by selling Pablo Fornals to Real Betis.

Mikaela Shiffrin avoided ligament damage after a heavy downhill crash where she needed to be helped off the course.


Sunderland manager Michael Beale has demanded "more respect" from fans after claiming some want him out of the club because of his cockney accent.

Manchester United and Chelsea have both reportedly been offered the chance to sign former Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite this month.

Brighton have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Tottenham winger Bryan Gil.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 20: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Liel Abada during a Viaplay Cup Round of Sixteen match between Kilmarnock and Celtic at Rugby Park, on August 20, 2023, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)


Brendan Rodgers insists Liel Abada is on the list of Celtic players who are not for sale in January.

Hibs are keen on a move for Bournemouth defender Owen Bevan.


The SFA is poised to formally give Bill Foley the green light to purchase a £6m stake in Hibs.

Motherwell have been rocked by a serious injury to full-back Adam Montgomery - just days after he joined on loan from Celtic.

Celtic flop Yuki Kobayashi could be set for a move to the United States.

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