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Manchester City planning move for Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala - Paper Talk

Plus: Arsenal want a striker and a winger in the summer after being knocked out of the Champions League; Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is attracting interest from Chelsea and Newcastle; Ivan Toney is hoping to earn more than Bruno Fernandes if he joins Manchester United this summer

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


Manchester City are planning a big push to sign Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala this summer. Pep Guardiola wants more options in attacking midfield and Musiala is emerging as his top target.

Arsenal are targeting a striker and winger in the summer to strengthen Mikel Arteta's squad after their hopes of reaching a first Champions League semi-final since 2009 were ended by Bayern Munich.

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With a rumoured transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City, take a look at the best bits from Jamal Musiala's 2023-2024 season with Bayern Munich.

Former Australia cricket captain Meg Lanning struggled with "an unhealthy relationship" with exercise and food leading up to her shock retirement.

Barcelona have been fined £21,500 by Uefa for Nazi salutes and monkey gestures made by fans at their Champions League game away to Paris Saint-Germain last week.

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Dundee are considering an appeal after being handed a £186,000 fine - most of which is suspended - following a disciplinary hearing over their troublesome pitch.


UK Sport, the government agency that provides funding for the British Olympic and Paralympic programme, will have to cut 25 per cent of staff jobs and 50 per cent of its directors by July.

Manchester United are conducting detailed analysis of the stadium projects at Real Madrid and Barcelona, knowing that redeveloping the existing Old Trafford site could be as much as £1 billion cheaper than building a new site.

The chief executive of the ECB has said that the decision not to award Yorkshire a top-tier women's professional team was not "punishing them for past sins."


Aaron Ramsdale looks dejected after his mistake leads to Yoane Wissa equalising
Image: Aaron Ramsdale is expected to leave Arsenal this summer

Aaron Ramsdale has interest from Newcastle and Chelsea, while clubs from abroad are also monitoring his situation at Arsenal.

A chef at Manchester United was left 'sick and confused' after touching a faulty light switch and giving himself an electric shock, while a steward at Chelsea had a pint of beer thrown over his head by a 'helpful' fan after a spark from a burning flare went into his eye.

Gremio winger Gustavo Nunes is among the talent identified as part of a fresh focus on South America, with the Red Devils preparing for their present and future.

Jude Bellingham or Harry Kane will miss England's friendly against Bosnia due to potential involvement in the Champions League final two days before.

England rugby players are growing increasingly concerned about the RFU's hybrid contract scheme.

Nathan Patterson will learn this weekend if his hopes of playing for Scotland at this summer's Euro finals are over.


Liverpool star Alisson's £4.75m house has been put on the market.

Rafa Benitez is the top candidate to take over as manager at Sao Paulo.

Manchester United have made signing a new left-back their top summer priority, according to reports.

Ivan Toney is hoping to earn more than Bruno Fernandes if he joins Manchester United this summer.

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Sky Sports' Sam Blitz and Joe Shread discuss possible destinations for Ivan Toney if the Brentford striker makes a move in the summer as expected.

Usain Bolt made a quick visit to Burnley's training ground this week.


Pep Lijnders could reportedly take Liverpool's entire backroom team with him to Besiktas after offering himself to the Turkish giants.

Manchester United have reportedly locked onto the first signing of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era as Juventus prepare a succession plan for Gleison Bremer.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has faced further scrutiny over his tactics after former star Andreas Pereira claimed his side were easy to play against this season.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted he wants to see Marcus Rashford play in a better team amid his struggles in Manchester United's latest disastrous season.

Sunday's London Marathon is expected to smash its own charity fundraising record of £66.4m.


Dortmund's Jadon Sancho leaves the pitch after being substituted
Image: Dortmund have reached the Champions League semi-finals

Manchester United are benefitting from a significant financial windfall after Borussia Dortmund triggered another payment for Jadon Sancho by reaching the Champions League semi-final.

Harry Kane warns England team-mate Jude Bellingham he's ready for Champions League "war".

Reece James has declared that his comeback is on and told his fans he will see them soon as he continues his injury rehabilitation.

Kylian Mbappe reportedly sparked a brawl involving 60 people in the tunnel after Paris Saint-Germain beat Barcelona to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night.

Ilkay Gundogan's wife has added fuel to the fire in defending the Barcelona midfielder after his public criticism of team-mates Ronald Araujo, Joao Cancelo and Robert Lewandowski.

Wembley will ramp up security for the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend - in a dress rehearsal for when it hosts the Champions League final.


Aitana Bonmati insisted things "have not changed" for women's footballers in Spain, despite the public attention on issues in the aftermath of Spain's 2023 Women's World Cup victory.


Talks on throwing Israel out of world football over its response to the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks are to be held at Fifa's annual congress next month.


Dundee are seeking legal advice after being hammered by the SPFL over their recent Dens Park pitch woes.

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