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The main transfer news and rumors from Thursday’s newspapers…


Aston Villa are eyeing Conor Gallagher as they try to boost the team ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign, with Chelsea open to doing business due to the Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Adam Wharton from Crystal Palace, as the club’s new hierarchy sees him as the midfielder profile they were missing.


Chelsea want to back Enzo Maresca with at least four key signings this summer, but must first sort out their financial problems.

Kalvin Phillips is considering leaving the Premier League entirely in a bid to resurrect his career.

Kalvin Phillips shows his frustration during West Ham's Premier League clash against Bournemouth

Jude Bellingham has been labeled the world’s most valuable player and is worth £238m, according to Switzerland-based CIES Football Observatory.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Double winner Raphael Wicky is a new name being considered to become Sunderland’s next manager.

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Dharmesh Sheth and Sam Tighe look at why Arsenal are the Premier League team best positioned to land a top player in the summer transfer window.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are reportedly set for an incredible reunion.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos have launched the biggest restructuring of working practices and the environment at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground in the complex’s 24 years of existence.

The semi-automatic offside system the Premier League will use next season will harness artificial intelligence and “force fields” to identify when attackers are ahead of defenders.


Jurgen Klopp was seen boarding a private jet to leave Liverpool after saying goodbye to the Merseyside giants for the final time.

Jurgen Klopp gestures to his supporters after the 4-2 victory over Spurs at Anfield

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is heading into formal contract negotiations to become one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League.

Caoimhin Kelleher has admitted he could leave Liverpool this summer as he pursues his ambition of becoming first-choice goalkeeper.

Caoimhin Kelleher and Paul Tierney, Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool

Middlesbrough coach Aaron Danks is wanted by Bayern Munich to join Vincent Kompany’s team.

The Club World Cup will establish itself as a bigger sporting spectacle than the traditional World Cup despite its detractors, according to the president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

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Speaking on the Transfer Talk Podcast, Sam Tighe suggests Jarrad Branthwaite is a “big prize” for Premier League clubs this summer with Everton apparently needing to sell players to comply with PSR rules.

Aston Villa, West Ham and Arsenal are eyeing US Under-20 international Rokas Pukstas.


Arsenal are looking for a new striker (with RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko at the top of their wanted list) and although they are not expecting any superstar signings this summer, they will be strengthening their squad.

Benjamin Sesko (2nd left) celebrates with his teammates Leipzig's draw against Bayern

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has emerged as an option for Leicester as they look to replace Enzo Maresca.


The Carabao Cup will use a new qualification mechanism to keep Champions League and Europa League teams separated in the third round of next season’s competition.

West Ham United are close to signing Flamengo centre-back Fabricio Bruno.

Manchester City will allow Julián Álvarez to represent Argentina at the Paris Olympics if he is selected.

Aston Villa defender Matty Cash has been excluded from Poland’s preliminary squad for this summer’s European Championship in Germany as he continues his rehabilitation from an injury.

Matty Cash competes for everything with Andreas Pereira

West Ham United are close to agreeing a deal with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

Franck Haise is close to becoming Nice’s new coach after the INEOS-owned club reached an agreement with Lens for his appointment.

Brentford have completed a deal to sign United States Under-19 goalkeeper Julian Eyestone on a free transfer.

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has admitted that Julian Nagelsmann’s decision to leave him out of Germany’s 27-man preliminary squad for this summer’s European Championship left him “bitter”.

Chelsea have announced a new “strategic growth plan” that will place the women’s team alongside the men’s team in the club’s sporting structure.

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Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Sam Tighe suggests Liverpool fans may be ready to accept a bid for Mo Salah this summer given his age and contract status.

Esme Morgan is moving to the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Greenland has submitted an application to CONCACAF for membership in the confederation, which governs international soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, according to social media posts by the Greenland Football Association and men’s national team director Morten. Rukjaer.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has identified Manchester United’s serious injury history as a critical area to address, believing this will greatly improve performance after a season in which the team suffered over 60 injuries.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe will demand the Manchester United manager prepare for next season within strict profitability and sustainability (PSR) standards to seriously put an end to extravagant net spending.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe

The Saudi Pro League’s chief football officer says Jordan Henderson’s sudden departure did not harm his project but was more detrimental to the England international “on a personal level”.

Wembley bosses are on alert to stop pro-Palestine protests at Saturday’s Champions League final amid copycat fears after “miserable” demonstrations in the women’s equivalent.

Roland Garros favorite Iga Swiatek lashed out at the French crowd for shouting during rallies after she had just saved match point in a breathless comeback to beat former world number one Naomi Osaka.


Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will reportedly battle Vincent Kompany’s Bayern Munich for Leeds teenager Archie Gray this summer.

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Vincent Kompany shares his opinion after his appointment as coach of Bayern Munich


Premier League clubs will vote next week on a proposal put forward by Crystal Palace aimed at boosting the competitiveness of English teams in Europe.

Nice defender, Jean-Clair Todibo, has confirmed that he has had “a small discussion” about his future in the face of interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

Tottenham's Richarlison celebrates scoring his side's first goal

Tottenham striker Richarlison has said he will play in England next season and dismissed suggestions he is in talks to leave the club as “fake news”.

Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Moroccan centre-back Chadi Riad, who will undergo a medical ahead of his £14million move from Barcelona.


Rangers will head to Cancun for a transfer summit this summer, and an Ibrox representative will register at the TransferRoom convention in Mexico on June 3-4.

Chief executive Carsten V. Jensen has hinted that he expects a revival of interest in Brondby’s key men, and Celtic’s long-standing interest in Mathias Kvistgaarden.

Rangers have ended their interest in José Córdoba as the Ibrox side called off a £3million deal for the defender, with South American left-back Thomas Galdames linked.


Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates his goal to make it 2-2

Kyogo Furuhashi has been the subject of a shock move away from Parkhead this summer, according to a report in his homeland.

Rangers have been linked with a move for Chilean defender Thomas Galdames, who will play his final game for his Argentine club Godoy Cruz this week.

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