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Bayern Munich urge Harry Kane to stall on Tottenham contract ahead of 2023 bid - Paper Talk

Plus: Paul Pogba doubtful for 2022 World Cup after knee surgery; Sevilla line up Mauricio Pochettino; Mason Mount next in line for new Chelsea contract

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


Bayern Munich 'want Harry Kane to hold off signing a new contract at Tottenham' so they can offer him a transfer to Germany next summer.

Former Liverpool youth star Bobby Duncan has hit out at Saif Rubie - the agent who worked on his Anfield exit in 2019 - for 'turning me away from my boyhood club' and 'jeopardising' his career.

Premier League clubs are compiling dossiers of VAR injustices in case they decide to follow the example of Newcastle United and make an official complaint about the system.

Brendan Rodgers will be paid at least £10m if he is removed from his role as Leicester City manager.

Football agent Saif Rubie claims Chelsea made "next to no effort" to keep Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge and that an unnamed Premier League club offered him almost double what he accepted to join Real Madrid.

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A women's British and Irish Lions team is set to be given the green light, with plans being drawn up to start off with a three-Test series against France.

Alpha Tauri have hit back at accusations of foul play levelled at the team, and particularly towards head of strategy Hannah Schmitz, after Yuki Tsunoda's controversial retirement from the Dutch Grand Prix which cost Lewis Hamilton a chance of victory.

Liam Plunkett expects T20 cricket to take off in the United States after the announcement of a six-team Major League Cricket league involving teams in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.


France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is facing a race to be fit for the 2022 World Cup after agreeing to undergo knee surgery.

Paul Pogba with the World Cup
Image: Paul Pogba with the World Cup

Wolves are sweating over a work permit which would allow Diego Costa to solve their striker crisis.

Sevilla have reportedly made contact with former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Referee Lee Mason has been removed from the Premier League match list this week after his VAR blunder in disallowing a Newcastle goal in their eventual 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Bayern Munich are ready to make a move for Barcelona midfielder Gavi in January, according to reports in Germany, which could force Liverpool and Manchester United to react. Gavi continues to refuse to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp.

Leading jockey Marco Ghiani is under investigation after reportedly failing a drugs test before racing at Brighton on Monday.


The Football Association is investigating a video circulating online which appears to show racist abuse being aimed at York City player Lenell John-Lewis during their game at Yeovil on Saturday.


Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire faces a fresh setback with England, with Tottenham defender Eric Dier set to be recalled by Gareth Southgate.

Former Everton and Crystal Palace striker Cenk Tosun was kung-fu kicked by a fan amid ugly scenes following the full-time whistle in Besiktas' 3-2 win over Ankaraguru on Sunday night.

Gareth Southgate is ready to bring Marcus Rashford back into the England fold after being impressed by his recent run of form as a central striker at Manchester United.

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has given 15-year-old forward Lamine Yamal the chance to train with the club's first team after being impressed with his performances in U19 games.


Chelsea will step up talks to agree a new contract with Mason Mount after confirming that Reece James has committed himself to the club until 2028.

Chelsea's Mason Mount celebrates his goal
Image: Chelsea's Mason Mount celebrates his goal

Women's Super League teams are to continue taking the knee when the new season begins on Saturday, with club captains agreeing to give their team-mates the option to carry on performing the pre-match anti-racism gesture if they wish to do so.

DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley had a meeting described as tense with LIV Golf rebels ahead of a number of them returning to action at this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

County chairmen are fighting against plans proposed by Sir Andrew Strauss to bring in a six-team Premier Division to the four-day game with two feeder leagues of six underneath fighting to claim promotion.

France and Racing 92 rugby union star Virimi Vakatawa has seen his domestic career ended by the Ligue Nationale's medical committee in mysterious circumstances.


Newcastle United have been given assurances by the game's governing bodies that the VAR system that caused such controversy at the weekend is set to be improved by the arrival in three months of Howard Webb as football's first chief refereeing officer.

Brendan Rodgers has said that he will not seek assurances from the Leicester City hierarchy about his position as manager and that he intends to keep working "until someone tells me differently".


The finer details of Robert Lewandowski's complex Barcelona contract have emerged - including the Polish striker's staggering €500m (£431m) release clause.

Birmingham City's prospective new owners are expecting to finalise plans to re-fit St Andrews later this week as they close on getting EFL approval to take control of the Championship club.


New Prime Minister Liz Truss has proved she is indeed one for turning after abandoning her hometown club Leeds United for Norwich.

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