Paper Talk

  • Manchester United have been put off by Newcastle’s £50m valuation of Sean Longstaff.
  • Pep Guardiola is keeping tabs on his old favourite Dani Alves – as Danilo’s Manchester City future hangs in the balance.
  • West Ham will turn to Atalanta’s £40m striker Duvan Zapata after missing out on Maxi Gomez.
  • Manchester United have told Inter Milan they have to find £75m or they can forget about signing Romelu Lukaku.
  • Sheffield United have stepped up plans for the Premier League with a move for Preston’s Callum Robinson.
  • Manchester United are confident a compromise can be reached with Leicester in their pursuit of Harry Maguire.
  • Sheffield Wednesday are under attack from two angles with Newcastle confident of snatching their manager Steve Bruce and football’s authorities investigating the sale of Hillsborough to owner Dejphon Chansiri in order to avoid a points deduction.
  • Newcastle United are poised to appoint Steve Bruce as their new manager today.
  • West Ham are eyeing a move for Diego Costa with Everton and Wolves also keen on the former Chelsea striker.
  • Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny has gone on strike following a bitter row over a new contract.
  • Liverpool and Chelsea have until today to decide how many tickets they want for next month’s European Super Cup final in Istanbul.
  • Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has his heart set on Leicester this summer and would be devastated if the move does not happen.
  • Derby County are hoping to snap up Everton youngster Kieran Dowell on loan.
  • Cardiff are considering a bid for Brighton striker Glenn Murray to help them bounce straight back to the Premier League.
  • Leeds United are expected to snub the chance to sign Gary Cahill following his release by Chelsea.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his players he will not accept a repeat of last season’s shambles.
  • Manchester United have told Inter Milan to pay £75m or forget about Romelu Lukaku.
  • Aston Villa will have to treble their opening offer of £11m to land Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
  • Chris Wilder will decide whether to offer Ravel Morrison a contract after Sheffield United’s friendly against Northampton a week tomorrow.
  • Liverpool have blocked moves by Rangers and Leeds to take winger Ryan Kent on loan.
  • Fulham plan to reintegrate striker Aboubakar Kamara into their squad and lift the club ban that followed his arrest at the training ground in January.
  • The Lawn Tennis Association promised Wimbledon results would improve after more defeats left the home nations without representation on finals weekend for only the second time in a decade.
  • England’s players will not take part in a victory parade if they make history by winning the Cricket World Cup for the first time on Sunday.
  • The December takeover of Bury, who are in extreme financial distress under the owner Steve Dale, was completed without being approved by the EFL under its regulations, the league has said.
  • Bologna defender Filip Helander is expected to complete his £4m switch to Rangers in the next 24 hours.
  • Celtic are set to scrap it out with Leeds to land Brentford playmaker Romaine Sawyers.
  • St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin is set to swoop for Go Ahead Eagles striker Thomas Verheydt.
  • Hibernian are hopeful of fending off competition from Aberdeen to land Scunthorpe midfielder Funso Ojo.
  • Next Premier League manager to leave betting

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