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

THE TIMES

Harry Maguire's continued selection in Ralf Rangnick's starting line-up has been privately questioned by members of the Manchester United squad.

Harry Maguire
Image: Harry Maguire's position in Ralf Rangnick's starting XI has been questioned by members of the Man Utd squad

Derby County's administrators have told the Football League they have enough funding in place to complete the Championship season.

UEFA's president has signalled plans to award two Champions League places on the basis of historical performances in Europe could be scrapped.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson will try to show that her Tokyo nightmare is firmly in the past after the surprise announcement she will defend her world indoor pentathlon title in Serbia in a fortnight's time.

Novak Djokovic looks set to play in the French Open in May after plans to scrap the Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme were announced.

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

Roman Abramovich is set to receive a bid for Chelsea from the American-Swiss billionaire consortium of Todd Boehly and Hansjorg Wyss by the end of the week.

Following Roman Abramovich's Chelsea departure, Amnesty International's Felix Jakens believes the Premier League should be reviewing its owners' and directors' test.
Image: Will Roman Abramovich find a buyer for Chelsea?

Marina Granovskaia, dubbed the most powerful woman in football, is facing a dilemma over her Chelsea future after owner Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale.

Chelsea players fear being left in limbo over contract negotiations while Roman Abramovich attempts to sell the club, increasing the risk of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta leaving on a free this summer.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus were condemned by the president of UEFA on Thursday for plotting to resurrect the Super League "in the middle of a war".

Rival clubs are circling Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison amid uncertainty at Everton.

THE SUN

Timo Werner wants showdown talks with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel over his future at the club.

Erling Haaland has met with Barcelona boss Xavi ahead of a possible summer transfer, according to reports.

Haaland spoke exclusively to Sky
Image: Will Barcelona win the race to sign Erling Haaland?

Tottenham are reportedly preparing to offer Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij £100,000 a week as they look to secure his signature this summer.

Newcastle are ready to land Napoli star Fabian Ruiz this summer, according to reports.

Cardiff have rewarded rising star Isaak Davies with a new four-year contract to ward off Premier League interest.

FIFA is set to allow foreign players with Russian clubs to rip up their contracts and move this season.

Lille defender Sven Botman has rejected Newcastle and agreed to join AC Milan, according to reports.

Manchester City have received a huge boost in their transfer pursuit of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

THE GUARDIAN

Roman Abramovich's plan to use the sale of Chelsea to donate funds to victims of the war in Ukraine is not solely intended for Ukrainians, raising the prospect of money going to Russian soldiers or to their families.

Edinson Cavani is set to leave Manchester United when his contract expires this summer and the striker's preferred option would be to join a club in Spain.

Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick believes Edinson Cavani has a big part to play until the end of the season
Image: Are Edinson Cavani's days at Old Trafford numbered?

The Premier League is considering adding a human-rights component to its owners' and directors' test as it conducts a review of the controversial regulation.

DAILY MAIL

Tottenham are targeting a summer move for Red Bull Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

Former Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has broke his silence to question the decision to let Lionel Messi leave last summer.

Paris Saint-Germain have never considered replacing boss Mauricio Pochettino with Zinedine Zidane or any other manager, insists sporting director Leonardo.

Harry Maguire's future at Manchester United will come under even greater scrutiny in the summer with the club planning to sign a world-class centre-back.

The Premier League plan to insert pro-Ukraine and anti-war messages into TV coverage of their matches beamed to Russia this weekend before asking the clubs if they should stop broadcasting in the country next week.

Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that a youth coach has died defending Ukraine's sovereignty.

Atletico Madrid have identified Aston Villa defender Matty Cash as a possible transfer target as boss Diego Simeone looks to reshape his squad this summer.

Matty Cash opens the scoring for Aston Villa at Brighton
Image: Atletico Madrid are reportedly targeting Aston Villa defender Matty Cash

Barcelona are lining up a move for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

England's footballers will consider making a collective statement on Qatar's human rights record when they meet for the international break later this month.

UEFA have insisted they will not order Red Star Belgrade to dump their main sponsor, Russian energy giants Gazprom, ahead of their Europa League match with Rangers.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United have now made contact with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to sound out his availability ahead of the summer, according to reports.

Russian side Krasnodar have reluctantly paused the contracts of eight of their foreign players, who will now train alone elsewhere in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Aston Villa are seeking to build on the huge strides the club made in the January transfer window, with Steven Gerrard now willing to make a play for both Franck Kessie and Luis Suarez ahead of the summer.

Luis Suarez, Atletico Madrid
Image: Could Luis Suarez be set for a reunion with Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa?

DAILY MIRROR

Top-flight clubs have been given the green light to relax Covid regulations at stadiums.

Jude Bellingham has chosen to stay at Borussia Dortmund for at least another season, according to reports.

DAILY RECORD

An automatic Champions League place has been guaranteed for next season's Scottish Premiership winner following Russia's FIFA suspension.

SCOTTISH SUN

Aaron Ramsey has spent a whopping £30,000 of his own money to get fit for Rangers' title run-in.

Dave King has launched a scathing attack on the Rangers board and slammed the decision to take part in the Sydney Super Cup.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Mohamed Salah has admitted he was 'shocked' at finishing seventh in the 2021 Ballon d'Or in December.

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