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Manchester United to hand Erik ten Hag £200m for transfers ahead of mass summer exodus - Paper Talk

Plus: Roma manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offer Nemanja Matic a Manchester United escape route; Spurs are interested in signing Youri Tielemans this summer; Antony Alves is being tracked by Rangers; Arsenal loanee William Saliba is being eyed by Atletico Madrid

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


Erik ten Hag is set to get £200m to spend on signings at Manchester United this summer, while up to 12 players could be leaving.

Manchester United have agreed a £2.5m compensation package with Ajax for Erik ten Hag and his assistant Mitchell van der Gaag.

Man Utd are close to finalising the appointment of Erik ten Hag their new manager
Image: Man Utd are close to finalising the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new manager

Manchester United's players have been told of Erik ten Hag's imminent appointment as their new boss as the restructure ahead of his arrival gets underway.

Erik ten Hag will give Donny van de Beek a chance to revive his Manchester United career.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offer Nemanja Matic a Manchester United escape route.

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Tottenham are facing competition from Everton in the battle to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.


Lionel Messi will not be making a sensational return to Barcelona this summer and will stay at Paris Saint-Germain.

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly planning to increase Jude Bellingham's responsibility in efforts to ward off interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid.


Real Madrid remain quietly confident Kylian Mbappe will join them this summer but Manchester City signing Erling Haaland removes their Galactico alternative and leaves them trying not to ponder the consequences of going for both and ending up with neither.

Image: Real Madrid remain confident of signing Kylian Mbappe with Erling Haaland set for Man City

Tottenham are preparing an audacious £42m double swoop for two Torino defenders, Wilfried Singo and Gleison Bremer, according to reports in Italy.

Tottenham are set to make Dejan Kulusevski's loan move permanent at the end of the season.

Real Madrid hope David Alaba will be fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League next week after limping off with a hamstring injury against Osasuna.

Marco van Basten says Erik ten Hag should think twice before accepting the chance to manage a Manchester United squad he says "walked around Anfield like beaten people" in midweek.

Wimbledon are braced for legal action after its decision to ban Russian and Belarussian players from this summer's event, while the tournament could also suffer from reduced ranking points.

Ottis Gibson is among the favoured candidates to become England's new Test coach despite only recently signing a three-year deal to take over as Yorkshire's head coach, and his relationship with several senior players including potential captain Ben Stokes is likely to work in his favour.


Manchester United are desperate to confirm Erik ten Hag as their new manager soon to stave off the possibility of a huge supporter protest before they face Chelsea next Thursday.

Manchester United's best chance of signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger would be if they qualified for next season's Champions League.

Antonio Rudiger celebrates scoring for Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Image: Antonio Rudiger is out of contract at Chelsea this summer

Manchester United have identified Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba.

Manchester United have reportedly reignited their interest in Pau Torres as part of a massive squad overhaul this summer.

Paul Parker fears Manchester United will be unable to attract some of their key transfer targets because of the criticism levelled at previous big-money purchase Harry Maguire.

Tottenham are interested in signing Youri Tielemans this summer.

PA - Youri Tielemans
Image: Youri Tielemans's Leicester deal expires at the end of next season

Arsenal loanee William Saliba is being eyed by Atletico Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly willing to part ways with defender Sergio Ramos after just one season.

Daniel Sturridge is set to be released by Aussie side Perth Glory.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to be handed funds to strengthen in three key positions this summer.

Singapore could host two Grand Prix this season with Formula One considering a replacement for the cancelled race in the Russian resort Sochi.


Antonio Conte will tell Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici that Tottenham need as many as six new signings to compete in the Premier League and in Europe next season, but the club face a homegrown player balancing act.

Antonio Conte celebrates Tottenham's 4-0 win over Aston Villa
Image: Antonio Conte wants up to six new signings this summer

Tottenham will consider a summer move for January target Djed Spence, who has enjoyed an impressive season with Nottingham Forest, and would also love to sign Kalvin Phillips but might find themselves unable to compete financially with the likes of Manchester United.


Top prospect Antony Alves is being tracked by Rangers with interest ramping up in the Brazilian talent, according to a report in Portugal.

Liverpool have set their sights on Aberdeen youngster Calvin Ramsay, according to a report.


Dave Cormack has claimed Aberdeen had another manager lined up before appointing Stephen Glass.

Rangers have been left out of a new SPFL commercial deal with football-based non-fungible token platform Sorare because of an existing relationship with one of their chief competitors.

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