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Luis Enrique a contender for Manchester United manager's job - Papers

Juventus have entered the race for Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger; Man Utd striker Edinson Cavani is on Real Sociedad's wanted list; Luis Enrique has admirers at United with Erik ten Hag remaining a strong contender to take over at Old Trafford; Fulham keen on Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Monday's national newspapers...


Do not dismiss the chances of Luis Enrique becoming the next manager of Manchester United - he has many admirers at Old Trafford.

Parties shortlisted in the race to buy Chelsea have received confirmation that they can increase their offers for the crisis club.

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel put officials from referees' body PGMOL on the spot in a recent captain's call.

Barcelona are ready to make a cash-plus-player deal in a bid to land Raphinha from Leeds this summer.

Raphinha is denied by Tim Krul

AC Milan are close to agreement over a contract for Liverpool striker Divock Origi.

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Former Manchester City youngster Cameron Humphreys is weighing up a return to England in the Championship.

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has said that he feels more comfortable representing Germany than he does the Blues due to the 'differences in the style of play'.

The time has come for Joe Root to be changed as Test captain, according to Nasser Hussain - and England cricket is a rudderless ship says David Lloyd

F1's drivers will sit down for talks with the sport's rulers over the future of the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix and other controversial races in the coming days.


Wayne Rooney has vowed to do "everything" to fulfil his dream of managing Manchester United.

Crystal Palace were dealt an injury scare after Michel Olise was sent home from France U21 duty.

Fulham want Burnley's £20m-rated Nick Pope to be their No  1 in the Premier League next season.

Bukayo Saka sees his shot saved by Nick Pope

Chelsea are set to have new owners in place by the end of next month - with four bidders left in the frame.

West Ham have got some transfer headaches with Shakhtar Donetsk reluctant to let pair David Neres and Lassina Traore move to the Londoners.

Cristiano Ronaldo will kiss goodbye to £5m because of Manchester United's season from hell.

Cristiano Ronaldo walks off dejected after Manchester United's Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid

Everton will cash in on Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the end of the season - with Arsenal and West Ham on red alert.

Paul Pogba has admitted he is "sad" that Manchester United have failed to win a trophy for five years.

Juventus have entered the race for Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger and view the German defender as the new Giorgio Chiellini.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger warming up prior to kick-off during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Saturday October 2, 2021.
Image: Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is being chased by Juventus

Amilcar Codjovi is safely back in Manchester with relieved mum Sika Marie after a harrowing escape from the war in Ukraine.


Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is on Real Sociedad's wanted list as they plan to sell Swedish international Alexander Isak to Barcelona.

Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick believes Edinson Cavani has a big part to play until the end of the season
Image: Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is on Real Sociedad's wanted list

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to make a Premier League return from Roma this summer when Arsenal are likely to allow him to leave the Emirates with one year left on his current contract.

Dele Alli is reportedly facing the axe at Everton - just months after he was rescued from his Tottenham hell by Frank Lampard.

Joe Root is facing questions over his future as England Test captain following a disappointing series defeat against the West Indies.


Plans that would enable clubs to qualify for the Champions League based on historical performance and not their league position are back on the table, a year after the collapse of the European Super League.

Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, intends to appoint an English successor to Eddie Jones, in effect ruling out a move for a big-hitting overseas replacement such as Warren Gatland or Rassie Erasmus.


03 November 2021, North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund: Football: Champions League, Borussia Dortmund - Ajax Amsterdam, Group stage, Group C, Matchday 4, Signal Iduna Park. Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag before the match. Photo by: Bernd Thissen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Manchester United want their next manager to imbue the club with a strong playing identity, giving Erik ten Hag an early edge in the contest to take over at Old Trafford.

Bernardo Silva says that Portugal are doing their homework on North Macedonia as they do not want their World Cup dreams to be dashed by the in-form Balkan minnows.


Celtic and Rangers will find out next month whether their 'B' teams will compete in the Lowland League next season.

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