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Rafa Benitez throws hat into ring to replace Gareth Southgate as England boss - Paper Talk

Plus: Barcelona identify Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi as their leading candidate to become head coach; Man Utd's Altay Bayindir is Galatasaray's top goalkeeper target; Raphael Varane thinks Willy Kambwala could be the next academy star to break into the first team

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


Rafa Benitez has audaciously thrown his hat in the ring to replace Gareth Southgate as England manager.

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Luis Suarez has confirmed he will end his career at Inter Miami, just weeks after completing his move to the Major League Soccer club.

Romelu Lukaku has been criticsed by former Italy international Angelo De Livio for 'ruining himself' having once been a 'force of nature'.

Roma's Romelu Lukaku is presented to fans

Liverpool star Ibrahima Konate insists "we all know" where Kylian Mbappe will end up this summer amid talk of a move to the Reds.

Dele Alli may have already played his last game for Everton - much to the frustration of his former club Tottenham. Spurs are due a payment of £10million once he clocks up 20 appearances for the Toffees.

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West Ham manager David Moyes insists new signing Kalvin Phillips played well against Nottingham Forest, despite picking up a red card.

West Ham fans showed their fury at the manager by displaying a 'Moyes Out' banner in the away end at The City Ground following their 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Barcelona have identified Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi as their leading candidate to become head coach at the Catalan giants, according to a new report.

Roberto De Zerbi

Forgotten Manchester United man Altay Bayindir is reportedly Galatasaray's top goalkeeper target this summer.

Manchester City met with one of Kylian Mbappe's agents the day before he told PSG he wants to leave, according to reports in Spain.


Paris Saint-Germain have included Marcus Rashford on a shortlist of potential replacements for Kylian Mbappé - who last week informed the French champions of his decision to leave this summer.


Zach Mercer sent an emphatic message to Steve Borthwick after his England selection snub with a man-of-the-match performance for Gloucester in their win over Exeter.


West Ham are keeping their dossier open on Middlesbrough midfielder Hayden Hackney.

Manchester United are ready to upset Chelsea with a move for chief analyst Kyle Macaulay.


Manchester United defender Raphael Varane believes Willy Kambwala could be the next academy wonderkid to follow Kobbie Mainoo's steps and become a first-team regular.

Nunez chip

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that he substituted Darwin Nunez off at half-time against Brentford because the forward "felt something".


Nottingham Forest have hired former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg in a bid to get on the right side of key decisions.

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Remote control cars equipped with flares were used as part of a fan protest in the Bundesliga 2 game between Hansa Rostock and Hamburger SV

Some German football supporters with a flare for anarchy brought Hansa Rostock's match with Hamburg to a standstill using remote-controlled cars.

Manchester City scouted Bundesliga starlets Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala in last weekend's big battle between Bayern Leverkusen and Bayern Munich.


Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes says his side's point at Parkhead was no smash-and-grab raid.

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