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Man United to bid £42m for Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as a Frenkie de Jong alternative - Paper Talk

Plus: Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares is close to joining Marseille on loan; Liverpool have no intention of letting Roberto Firmino leave Anfield this summer after signing Darwin Nunez; Lionesses coach Sarina Wiegman to receive six-figure bonus if England win the Euros final on Sunday

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


Manchester United 'will test Lazio's resolve with an offer of £42m for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic' as Erik ten Hag looks for alternatives to Frenkie de Jong.

Tottenham are looking to push forward in their pursuit of Roma's attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, according to reports.

Pep Guardiola has lifted the lid on the summer departures of Raheem Sterling, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Gabriel Jesus, admitting his side will miss the title-winning trio next season.

Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Image: Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is reportedly on the radar of Manchester United

Chile's Football Federation (ANFP) is appealing against FIFA's decision to dismiss its complaint that Ecuador fielded an ineligible player during the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Free agent Aaron Ramsey is attracting interest from Major League Soccer after being released from his Juventus contract but there is competition from European sides.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's potential Manchester United exit has taken another twist with reports his agent is in talks with Sporting CP.

Kieran Trippier has confirmed Manchester United were in for him when he first explored the possibility of returning home from Madrid.

Marseille are reportedly growing increasingly optimistic that they can complete a move for William Saliba, despite Mikel Arteta making it clear the defender is part of his plans at Arsenal.


Arsenal have agreed to send Nuno Tavares on loan to Marseille for the season.


Juventus are reportedly looking for a replacement for the injured Paul Pogba just two months after he signed - and have Saul Niguez lined up.

Chelsea are refusing to sell Armando Broja after rejecting West Ham's £30m bid, according to reports.

Newcastle have reportedly joined the battle for wonderkid Giovani - but would have to shell out £50m to land him.

Cesar Azpilicueta is still in talks with Barcelona as his transfer saga continues.

Chelsea's head coach Thomas Tuchel, left, greets Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Image: Cesar Azpilicueta signed for Chelsea in 2012

Napoli have reportedly been offered the chance to snap up Cristiano Ronaldo by the Manchester United striker's agent Jorge Mendes.

Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo is set to join Crewe Alexandra on a season-long loan, according to reports.

Marseille have entered advanced talks to complete a shock transfer for Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

Leicester are reportedly targeting Greek goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos from Benfica as a direct replacement for Kasper Schmeichel.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal for Inter Milan
Image: Could Alexis Sanchez be on his way to Ligue 1?

Diego Costa has reportedly been offered a contract to rejoin Rayo Vallecano this summer.

Chelsea are set to sign England U17 international Tyler Dibling from Southampton in a deal worth £1.5m.

Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Manchester United to name their price so he can trigger a move that is already on the table - or tear up his contract to allow him to leave the club on a free transfer.

England's Lionesses will each get a £55,000 bonus if they win the Euros.

Jurgen Klopp has complained that Liverpool's pre-season is too short - so has arranged a friendly after their Premier League opener with Fulham.

Ex-Burnley gaffer Sean Dyche made a shock new signing when he popped for a pint at a boozer named in his honour and inked his own mural.


Manchester United defenders Eric Bailly and Ethan Laird have attracted the interest of several clubs after the arrival of Lisandro Martinez.

Norwich City are looking to sign Marcelino Nunez from Chilean top-flight club, Universidad Catolica.


The England women's head coach Sarina Wiegman will earn a six-figure bonus if England beat Germany in the European Championship final on Sunday.

Luke Donald is expected to be named Europe's new Ryder Cup captain after Henrik Stenson was stripped of the honour in response to his acrimonious defection to the Saudi-backed breakaway series LIV Golf.

Glasgow Warriors are believed to be closing in on the appointment of Franco Smith as their new head coach.

Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to feature in Manchester United's friendly against Atletico Madrid on Saturday as he continues to work on his fitness.

UEFA will start a disciplinary investigation against a group of Fenerbahce fans who chanted the name of Russia president Vladimir Putin after conceding a goal at home to Dynamo Kyiv in a Champions League qualifier.


Liverpool have no intention of allowing Roberto Firmino to become the latest member of their famed front three to leave Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp reiterating the Brazilian remains integral to his plans this season.

Roberto Firmino scored twice to extend Liverpool's advantage over Benfica
Image: Roberto Firmino has been linked with a move away from Liverpool

Sarina Wiegman is thought to be in line for a bonus worth up to £200,000 if her England side beats Germany in the Euro 2022 women's final on Sunday.

Luke Donald is to be announced as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for next year's match in Rome, replacing Henrik Stenson, the Swede who was dramatically sacked last week for joining the LIV Golf Series.

Key Wembley security upgrades aimed at stopping a repeat of the "medieval siege" that marred last summer's European Championship final will not be in place for the climax of Euro 2022.

Chris Mayor, the former Premiership centre, has received a four-year anti-doping ban after being found guilty of attempting to use and traffic human growth hormone.


Leicester's Wesley Fofana, Bayern Munich's Benjamin Pavard and Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar are the three names on Thomas Tuchel's radar with Jules Kounde set to sign for Barcelona.

Liverpool and Newcastle have reportedly been scouting Sheffield United starlet Will Osula but it is Premier League rivals Chelsea who might be the biggest beneficiaries of the 18-year-old's next move.


Rangers-linked Ross Stewart is 'close to agreeing' a new bumper Sunderland contract, despite transfer speculation.

Leigh Griffiths is looking to try and get his future resolved as he is locked in talks with an unnamed club over his next move.

Raith Rovers have been quick to replace the recently retired Christophe Berra by making a move to bring former Inter Milan whizzkid Ryan Nolan to Kirkcaldy.


Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is still in the market for another frontman to further bolster the attacking options and Ferencvaros striker Ryan Mmaee is one that has been looked at.

Postecoglou dropped a major hint Albian Ajeti is on his way out of Celtic this summer.

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