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Anthony Martial could leave Man Utd on free and join Tottenham this summer - Paper Talk

Plus: Sarina Wiegman faces England Women headache after spat between Lauren James and Millie Turner; the £2.5bn promised to Ukrainian war victims following the sale of Chelsea remains stuck in a bank account; British Olympic Association prepared to pay medal winners

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


Anthony Martial could reportedly be thrown a Premier League lifeline this summer with Tottenham Hotspur said to be interested in the out-of-contract Man Utd forward.


The £2.5bn promised to Ukrainian war victims following the sale of Chelsea remains stuck in a bank account, with fears growing that it may take years - and even an act of Parliament - before funds can be released.

Newcastle director Amanda Staveley is once again appealing against an order to pay £3.4m to a shipping tycoon that could see her face a bankruptcy petition, a report has suggested.

Juventus have been told they must pay Cristiano Ronaldo £8.3m after losing an arbitration case to their former player, according to reports.

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FC Salzburg are set to take the final European spot in next year's Club World Cup after Arsenal's hopes were extinguished by their Champions League quarter-final defeat.

Barcelona's dressing room is becoming increasingly split, with a number of team-mates beginning to back Ilkay Gundogan's criticism of recent individual performances.


England manager Sarina Wiegman has been given an unexpected headache ahead of the next round of international fixtures after a spat between Chelsea's Lauren James and Manchester United's Mille Turner threatened to cause a split in the squad.

Eni Aluko, the former England international, says football is "not a safe space" for women in this country because of sexism and misogyny.

Sir Steve Redgrave will miss the Olympics for the first time in 40 years after losing his role as a BBC pundit to Dame Katherine Grainger and the race to become British Rowing performance director to Louise Kingsley.

The London Marathon have urged unity on the streets of London on Sunday when more than 50,000 people will run the London Marathon for charities that include both Palestinians and Israelis impacted by the conflict in the Middle East.

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David Ornstein from The Athletic explains why Arsenal and Manchester City's Champions League exit will have an impact on Premier League clubs aiming to play in Europe.


Impending free-agent Thomas Tuchel improved his future stock by joining Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti as the fourth manager to take three different teams to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Ivan Toney reportedly wants a wage of around £250,000 per week if he is to leave Brentford this summer, more than captain Bruno Fernandes should Manchester United enter the race to sign him.

Leeds goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson could be facing police charges in his home country Norway after being involved in a car accident earlier this week - he was taken to hospital after colliding with a barrier but was uninjured.


Tottenham appear set to miss out on long-term target Jonathan David, with the Lille striker reportedly preferring a move to Serie A.


Amanda Staveley has resigned as a director of 20 companies associated with Newcastle United.

Cesc Fabregas has insisted that Serie B outfit Como must stick with their long-term plan even if they do end up in the Italian top flight next term.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will run the London Marathon for an eighth time on Sunday - but the Manchester United co-owner needs to shave a chunk off his personal best if he is to make FA Cup semi-final kick-off at Wembley.


The NBA has banned Toronto two-way player Jontay Porter after a league investigation concluded that he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors and wagered on games.


Emma Raducanu's registered company has reported a profit of nearly £10m in its latest accounts.

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Emma Raducanu dominated former World No 1 Angelique Kerber in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has said it is now prepared to discuss paying athletes for winning medals after Lord Coe's announcement that track and field gold medal winners at this summer's Paris Games will receive a $50,000 (£39,360) bonus from World Athletics.

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has admitted he might retire from cricket if his injury problems persist.

Ken Owens, who announced his retirement from rugby union on Wednesday, has admitted his decision came down to physical issues and revealed he was, at times, struggling to pick up his one-year-old child.


Manchester United and Trafford Council's joint Old Trafford task force has been finalised with the addition of four new members.


Connor Goldson has opened up on the emotional battle he faced after his heart surgery and admits he told his wife 'I just want to die'.

Sergino Dest has revealed talks are under way to turn his loan move from Barcelona to PSV Eindhoven into a permanent deal worth around £9m.

Leeds United star Archie Gray has revealed he will not follow in family footsteps and play for Scotland as he wants to represent England on the international stage.

Duncan Ferguson has slammed bottom side Arbroath's players for "downing tools on their club and manager" as he faces having them play an important part in Inverness Caledonian Thistle's own bid to avoid relegation.

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