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Thomas Tuchel open to Premier League return after Bayern Munich exit confirmed - Paper Talk

Plus: West Ham have put Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke high on their list of summer targets; Manchester United fear Luke Shaw could miss the rest of the season; Heung-Min Son held face-to-face talks in London with his South Korea team-mate Kang-In Lee after a row

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


Thomas Tuchel is open to a Premier League return after Bayern Munich confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Manchester United fear Luke Shaw could miss the rest of the season after suffering a recurrence of a leg muscle injury in last weekend's win at Luton.

Manchester City are close to tying down Oscar Bobb to a new long-term contract after breaking into Pep Guardiola's first-team squad this season.

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The Football Show look at why Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich are parting ways and what went wrong during his time in charge

Harry Kane is reportedly at the centre of a dressing room chasm at Bayern Munich as Thomas Tuchel's reign in Bavaria crumbles.

Chelsea have made another appointment to their backroom team by recruiting Jim Hicks from the PFA as the club's head of coach development.

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Jon Fearn is set to leave his role as head of medical at Nottingham Forest after less than seven months.

Luke Littler has signed a first professional contract at the age of 17 and launched his very own range of darts merchandise.

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Gerwyn Price and Luke Littler played out an enthralling encounter in their quarter-final match on Night 3 of the Premier League in Glasgow

Ollie Lawrence is set to reinforce England's midfield for the Six Nations showdown with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday - while Danny Care is also destined to be promoted to the starting XV.

Tiger Woods' son Charlie could be heading to the PGA Tour a lot sooner than expected after he signed up for a pre-qualifier event.

Inter Miami boss Tata Martino hinted he would not be rotating his squad to rest Luis Suarez against LA Galaxy next week despite the veteran striker appearing to be limping as he was substituted late in their victorious season-opener.


Thomas Tuchel has set his sights on becoming Manchester United's next manager according to reports in Germany.

As well as coveting Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso, Premier League leaders Liverpool are also reported to be interested in three of their key players - Piero Hincapie, Florian Wirtz and Edmund Tapsoba.


Thomas Tuchel will put the country's top clubs and potentially the Football Association on red alert by prioritising a move back to England when he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

West Ham United have put Dominic Solanke high on their list of summer targets to bolster their attack and boost their quota of homegrown players.

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Take a look at some of Dominic Solanke's best goals for Bournemouth in the Premier League

Heung-Min Son held face-to-face talks in London with his South Korea team-mate after a row about ping-pong that resulted in the Tottenham Hotspur captain breaking a finger. The Tottenham captain has asked fans to forgive Kang-In Lee for the bust-up.

Women's Super League matches could be played on Friday and Saturday evenings from next season once a new television rights deal is agreed.

England centre Henry Slade is poised to sign a new deal to stay at Exeter Chiefs despite the continuing uncertainty around the Rugby Football Union's enhanced Elite Player Squad contracts.


Gary Neville has been invited by Manchester United to join a special committee to oversee the regeneration of Old Trafford and the surrounding area.

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Gary Neville discusses how important it is for Manchester United to acquire a sporting director

Matthew Benham has appointed Rothschild to oversee the potential sale of Brentford in a deal that is expected to value the Premier League club at about £500m.

The historic white pavilion at Trent Bridge is set to receive a multimillion-pound upgrade intended to secure the Nottinghamshire ground's future as a Test venue.


Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is expected to be out for 12 weeks after picking up a muscle injury.

Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the race for Aberdeen youngster Lewis Carrol with both clubs interested in a summer transfer.


Thomas Tuchel has been tipped to take over at Manchester United by club legend Steve Bruce.

A secret £7,200 statue of Harry Kane has remained hidden for years, according to reports.

Francis Ngannou has so much "ungodly power" even his boxing coach fears for his opponents - in a brutal warning to Anthony Joshua.

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Fiorentina winger Christian Kouame has been hospitalised after contracting malaria during his time with the victorious Ivory Coast squad at the Africa Cup of Nations.


Organisers of the recent Green Football Weekend have admitted their disappointment that the Premier League stopped clubs from wearing green armbands during matches, instead limiting it to just pre-match warm-ups.

Danny Murphy has warned Liverpool against appointing Thomas Tuchel as their replacement for Jurgen Klopp, claiming the former Chelsea boss would be "too divisive" for the club.

German media claims a huge rift in the Bayern Munich squad caused the departure of head coach Thomas Tuchel, with Harry Kane on the side of those wanting him to stay, while Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich led those wanting him replaced.


UEFA and FIFA are in a stand-off over regulation on multi-club ownership, as the two biggest confederations struggle to find a solution for one of the biggest issues facing football today.


Wales will face South Africa, the world champions, at Twickenham in June as part of preparations for their tour to Australia. The Principality Stadium in Cardiff is unavailable with Taylor Swift performing there on June 18 and Foo Fighters appearing there the following week.


Old Firm slayer Derek McInnes has revealed he wants to end a dream campaign at Kilmarnock with a place in this season's Scottish Cup Final.

Nikola Katic has praised his former Rangers team-mate Connor Goldson for helping to mould him into the player he has become ahead of the defender's 300th appearance for the club.

Celtic great Darius Dziekanowski hopes Maik Nawrocki can prove himself as a valuable member of Brendan Rodgers' squad after a generally disappointing first season at the club ruined by a series of niggling injuries.


A supercomputer is predicting that the Scottish Premiership title race will go right down to the wire.

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