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Manchester United struggling to land top transfer targets in summer window - Paper Talk

Plus: Arsenal make Spain winger Nico Williams their "preferred" summer transfer target; Mauricio Pochettino could become a contender for the England job; Chelsea have enquired about signing 18-year-old Barcelona star Marc Guiu

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Michael Olise has chosen to join Bayern Munich from Crystal Palace, and Roger Hannah discusses what a loss he will be to the Premier League.

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


Erik ten Hag is in hot water with Manchester United's hierarchy after revealing details of their Ibiza summit.

Mauricio Pochettino has finally agreed a £10m pay-off that frees him up as a contender for the England job if it comes up.

Mark Hughes has revealed he wants back into management as Wales sacked Rob Page.

Southampton are exploring a move for Fulham winger Bobby Decordova-Reid.

Vivianne Miedema has revealed the date she will sign for her new club by after announcing her departure from Arsenal Women when her contract expires at the end of the month.

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Chelsea have enquired about signing 18-year-old Barcelona star Marc Guiu.

Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has emerged as a top transfer target for Galatasaray, according to reports.

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Dharmesh Sheth believes INEOS will give Erik ten Hag little power over transfers this season at Manchester United


Manchester United are "already behind" in their summer transfer plans when compared to other clubs.

Manchester United have told Everton they are unable to pay £70million for any individual player this summer after holding talks over a deal for Jarrad Branthwaite.


Luke Shaw missed training again on Friday amid emerging fears that the defender's anticipated return will be delayed even longer.

A follow-up hygiene inspection at Manchester United - after the club was handed the lowest possible rating following an episode of food poisoning - has unearthed a series of further issues.

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Dharmesh Sheth says Crystal Palace will be in no rush to sell their biggest names, with Michael Olise being the only player with a release clause

Douglas Luiz is closing in on a move to Juventus with Aston Villa ready to sell the Brazilian midfielder to ensure they stay in line with spending rules.

Leicestershire seamer Chris Wright's mysterious absence from County Championship action this summer is due to him serving a ban for a failed drugs test, Mail Sport can reveal.

Mercedes have called in the police to investigate the origin of the email accusing them of 'sabotaging' Lewis Hamilton.

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly given Paris Saint-Germain formal notice over £85m in unpaid finances that he believes is owed to him following his departure from the club.

Enzo Maresca has assessed his in-tray at Chelsea and he wants to sign a striker as one of his first pieces of business with the Blues.

Liverpool are interested in signing both Rodrygo and Arda Guler from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.


Derby County have appointed Mo Bobat, the former England cricket head of performance, to head up a new Sporting Intelligence department as they prepare for the Championship.

Middlesex have promised to "investigate thoroughly" after they were charged with bringing the game into disrepute over the alleged behaviour of their CFO Illa Sharma, which included an incident with the club mascot.

Gareth Southgate is ready to make changes for England's final group game against Slovenia and has raised fitness concerns over his players including Harry Kane.

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Dharmesh Sheth says Aston Villa and Chelsea have agreed a deal of at least £37.5m plus add-ons for left back Ian Maatsen


Reims manager, Amandine Miquel, is one of the candidates under strong consideration for the managerial vacancy at Leicester City Women.


The Welsh FA could turn to former manager Ryan Giggs, who wants to restart his coaching career, while Craig Bellamy and Osian Roberts are also among the options to succeed Rob Page, who was sacked on Friday.


Reading Women have launched a petition in an attempt to try and save the women and girls section of the club, after being warned there are no guarantees it will continue next season.

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Dharmesh Sheth says although Jarrad Branthwaite is a top target for Manchester United, INEOS will walk away from a deal if Everton don't bring down their asking price


Michael Olise has chosen to join Bayern Munich who were one of three clubs to contact Crystal Palace about signing the winger.

Arsenal have made Spain winger Nico Williams their "preferred" transfer target if they decide to move for a winger this summer.


New Norwich City boss Johannes Hoff Thorup has revealed he plans to assess Adam Idah over the summer before making a decision on the Celtic target's future at Carrow Road.

Premiership new boys Dundee United are set to sign Australian international right-back Ryan Strain from St Mirren on a two-year deal.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers looks like being out of Celtic's reach after being slapped with a £10m price tag.

When does the summer transfer window open and close?

The 2024 summer transfer window in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.

The window will close on August 30 at 11pm UK time in England and at 11.30pm in Scotland.

The Premier League and Scottish Premiership brought forward Deadline Day to link up with the other major leagues in Europe. The closing dates were set following discussions with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

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