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Barcelona to ignore Pep Guardiola's advice and opt against Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi as their next boss - Paper Talk

Plus: Egypt FA rejects Liverpool request to leave Mo Salah out of their squad for their friendly with New Zealand; Brentford earmark Norwich City striker Josh Sargent as a possible replacement if Ivan Toney leaves; DeAndre Yedlin looks set to leave Inter Miami and join rivals FC Cincinnati

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


Barcelona are set to ignore the advice given to them by Pep Guardiola and opt against pursuing Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi as their next manager.


Egypt's FA has rejected a request from Liverpool to leave Mo Salah out of their squad for a friendly against New Zealand during the international break.

Klopp and Salah


Jos Verstappen has told friends his son Max will move from the Red Bull team if he must and has already been seen on numerous occasions speaking to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.

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Brentford have tabbed Norwich City striker Josh Sargent as one of the possible options to replace Ivan Toney if he leaves the club this summer.

Chelsea are ready to pay the compensation being asked by Brighton to bring recruitment chief Sam Jewell to Stamford Bridge. Jewell is currently on gardening leave.

There are fears luckless Australia batsman Will Pucovski might be forced to retire from cricket after suffering an 11th concussion after being struck on the helmet while playing for his state Victoria.


LaLiga is investigating after a video surfaced on social media of a child allegedly calling Vinicius Junior a monkey during Real Madrid's draw at Valencia on Saturday evening.


Former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein has revealed the club was being pursued as a feeder team by Rangers and then Premier League "opportunists" Wimbledon during the darkest days of his time in charge.


Former Tottenham and Newcastle wing-back DeAndre Yedlin looks like being one of the wage cap victims at Inter Miami as he is closing on a deal to join rivals FC Cincinnati.

Jesse Lingard said he felt "blessed and grateful" to have made his debut for FC Seoul on Saturday even though he was roundly booed during their 2-0 defeat to Gwangju.

Steve Borthwick faces some tough selection calls ahead of England's Twickenham date with Ireland with Marcus Smith potentially going straight back into the XV despite missing the opening three games with a calf injury.

Wimbledon midfielder Harry Pell infuriated MK Dons supporters before Saturday's heated clash by appearing to smash balls into a crowd of fans during the pre-game warm-up.

Football fans have hit out at Accrington Stanley after they sacked long-serving manager John Coleman.


England goalkeeper Mary Earps will become the first women's footballer to be honoured with a waxwork at Madame Tussauds.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Mary Earps of England looks on during the Women's World Cup Final football match between the Spian and England at Stadium Australia on August 20, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Damian Briggs/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

Yorkshire's West Riding Girls Football League believes it is at risk of sanctions from the FA for refusing to allow a boy to play in its youth matches and receiving complaints from his parents. FA rules allow for mixed football up to the U16 level.

Adrian Meronk fell foul of LIV Golf's referees on Sunday in Jeddah when a one-shot penalty for slow play cost him around £200,000 in prize money.


Arsenal Women's average attendance this season, buoyed by two recent sellouts at the Emirates, is now higher than half of the Premier League's 20 clubs.


Liel Abada is poised to quit Celtic for MLS side Charlotte in an £8m deal.

Dan Casey pleaded his innocence over the challenge that saw Rangers kid Ross McCausland hobble out of Ibrox on crutches.


Benfica were annihilated 5-0 by Porto in their worst possible warm-up for their Europa League clash with Rangers.

Lewis Ferguson has once again grabbed the headlines with a superb goal that handed Bologna an impressive 2-1 victory against Atalanta to give his team a four-point cushion in the race for Champions League football.

Aberdeen are closing in on equalling an unwanted club record for going the most league games without tasting victory in their 121-year history.

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