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Back-page headlines and transfer rumours from Wednesday's newspapers...


Juan Mata is being tracked by Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan as his Manchester United future hangs in the balance.

Juan Mata

Benjamin Mendy has been fined £1,000 after driving without insurance or a licence when cops pulled him over in his £475,000 Lamborghini.

Arsenal are in talks with whizkid Miguel Azeez over a new long-term deal.

Manchester United could be offered Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva in the summer if Edinson Cavani's contract is not renewed.

Premier League chiefs are in no rush to force through a decision on allowing fans into the last games of the campaign.


Tottenham have made Burnley's Nick Pope their first choice to replace Hugo Lloris if he leaves this summer.

Manchester United wonderkid Shola Shoretire was released by Man City aged 10 after the club learned he had trained with Barcelona.

AP - Shola Shoretire / Credit: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

Football has been given the go-ahead to host expansive test events in April ahead of the planned reopening of stadiums on May 17.

The Premier League could block supporters from attending matches on the final day of the season due to concerns over sporting integrity.

Mino Raiola has revealed that only four Premier League clubs can sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and insisted that the sought-after star is like the Lewis Hamilton of football.

Premier League clubs have delayed refunding hospitality clients despite the ban on supporters attending matches.

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League - Anfield in December 2020


The widow and children of World Cup 1966 winner Nobby Stiles have donated his brain to science to research sports-related dementia.

Paulo Dybala's future with Juventus is hanging in the balance after the latest declaration by a Bianconeri chief.

Inter Milan ace Romelu Lukaku says he "loves" life in Italy and is entirely content with his current situation.


Newcastle United are set to make a goalkeeping change ahead of their pivotal clash against Wolves this weekend with Martin Dubravka replacing Karl Darlow for the first time in a league game this season.

Vaccine passports for stadiums have been revived by Government as part of a three-pronged strategy to ramp up crowd numbers for the great summer of sport.


Players are being urged to show their support for referees by clapping them on to the pitch as a new campaign called "Give The Ref A Hand" is being launched in grassroots football with the hope that it will also be taken up by the professional game.

PA - Mike Dean referee

The chances of a "home" British and Irish Lions tour taking place this summer have risen significantly with the news that the UK government is seriously considering a request to underwrite the business plan.


Scottish football chiefs were left in a state of 'bemusement' on Tuesday night after Nicola Sturgeon appeared to plunge a red light into the roadmap that could allow the Tartan Army back into Hampden this summer.

Former Dundee manager Neil McCann will replace John Robertson as Inverness boss on a temporary basis.

KV Oostende chief Gauthier Ganaye reckons it is "absolutely crazy" Scotland boss Steve Clarke hasn't recalled Jack Hendry yet.


Steve Clarke has begged Nicola Sturgeon to let the Tartan Army into Hampden for this summer's Euros.

Fraser Hornby's season could be over after scans discovered a serious tear in his thigh.

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