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Plus: Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United exile could continue unless he apologises to Erik ten Hag; Real Madrid are interested in Heung-Min Son as he considers his Tottenham future; Chelsea are eyeing up Napoli striker Victor Osimhen; Arsenal become latest club to track Leandro Trossard

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Broadcaster Kweku Afari and The Times chief sports reporter Martyn Ziegler discuss the biggest headlines in today's newspapers

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


Cristiano Ronaldo is open to returning to Italy with Napoli after being snubbed by a string of Premier League clubs.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United exile will continue for Thursday's clash with Sheriff Tiraspol unless he shows some contrition and agrees to abide by Erik ten Hag's rules.

Image: Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the Man Utd squad for their draw at Chelsea

Arsenal are reportedly "willing to do anything" to land Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, including adding youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga to a package deal with £52.5m.

Nottingham Forest are locked in a fight with Fulham to land Brazilian wonderkid Pablo Maia, according to reports.


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Chelsea are set to appoint AS Monaco technical director Laurence Stewart to a role in the revamped set-up at Stamford Bridge.


Real Madrid are interested in Heung-Min Son, who is preparing for the next move in his career after shooting to world-class status over the last few seasons at Tottenham.

Manchester United have reportedly sent scouts to watch highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong.

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has dismissed rumours that he will be returning to Manchester United as the club's director of football.

Paris Saint-Germain's hierarchy have serious concerns over the 'viability of maintaining' Kylian Mbappe's lucrative contract.

Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up Napoli star Victor Osimhen after scouts were left impressed with his match-winning performance against Roma in Serie A on Sunday.

Napoli's Victor Osimhen could be included in a deal
Image: Napoli's Victor Osimhen is reportedly a target for Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech could be on his way out of Chelsea as the club are reportedly considering using him in a swap deal to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

Chelsea captain and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta has branded the current schedule for footballers as 'crazy' as games are crammed in before the World Cup gets under way.

Scottish Premiership clubs will hold crisis talks at Hampden next month over the SPFL's handling of a long-running sponsorship dispute with Rangers.

Rock of Gibraltar, a racehorse owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sue Magnier that eventually became the centre of an almighty feud, has died at the age of 23.

French football and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has hinted that he will be returning to football management 'soon' as he prepares to return for another stint in the dugout following his latest sabbatical.


The three strikers rumoured to be in the sights of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag are Lille's Jonathan David, Bayer Leverkusen talisman Patrik Schick and Lyon star Moussa Dembele.


Arsenal have been backed to rival Chelsea for the signing of Leandro Trossard as the race for the Brighton star hots up.

Leandro Trossard roars in celebration after scoring for Brighton against Man City
Image: Leandro Trossard is said to be interesting Chelsea and Arsenal

Chelsea are reportedly considering a January loan exit for summer signing Gabriel Slonina in the hope that he can bank more senior game time.


Erik ten Hag is hoping to strike a truce with Cristiano Ronaldo when the pair meet on Tuesday.

F1's motorsport director Ross Brawn has said he is "astonished" that Mercedes, who have not won a race this season, have failed to resolve their issues with their car.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his relief at finally being fit enough to become a regular starter for Chelsea and has admitted it would mean the world to him if he makes a late run into England's squad for Qatar.


Kyle Fox could complete her planned takeover of Rangers for £25m, according to a report.


Lee Johnson hopes the success of loan signing Mykola Kukharevych will help Hibs tap into the City Group goldmine more often - and bridge the gap on the Old Firm.

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