All the top stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national newspapers …
Jesse Lingard is in talks with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Newcastle as he prepares to leave Manchester United as a free agent this summer.
The two failed Chelsea bidders believe Jim Ratcliffe will become a serious player in the race to buy the club should Todd Boehly’s £ 3.5bn deal collapse, despite Britain’s richest man being told he is not under consideration.
Tottenham watched Villarreal defender Pau Torres on Tuesday night during his side’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool.
Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits he enjoyed his two-season stint in the Premier League because it allowed him to silence his ‘haters’.
Arsenal could reportedly have to fork out £ 63m if they wish to make a bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.
Andy Murray is staying in tip-top shape at the age of 34 with help from an unlikely source – former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro.
Villarreal are braced for offers from Newcastle for Arnaut Danjuma after representatives from the Premier League club were in attendance for their Champions League semi-final return leg against Liverpool.
Burnley have confirmed they face a £ 65m penalty if they are relegated from the Premier League.
Mark Tainton is set to leave his role as Bristol Bears chief executive at the end of the season as he pays the price for the club’s salary cap error.
Tottenham’s hopes of signing Paulo Dybala have been reprised after the player’s agent confirmed the forward has not agreed a deal with Inter Milan.
Manchester United’s new boss Erik ten Haag has reportedly put Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries at the top of his preferences.
Barcelona are preparing to launch a move for Leeds United winger Raphinha in the not-too-distant future whether or not the Yorkshire club manage to secure Premier League survival, according to reports.
Liverpool have reportedly ‘held talks’ with Monaco over the prospect of signing Aurelien Tchouameni, however, face stiff competition from Real Madrid for the highly-rated French midfielder.
Lord Sebastian Coe has told the government to find a solution to Chelsea’s takeover crisis – or the club will be burdened with debt “for the next 50 years”.
Scotland have stepped up their bid to persuade Newcastle loanee Matt Targett to commit his international future to Steve Clarke’s side.
Ansu Fati has revealed he does not want to leave Barcelona despite being linked with a move away from the Nou Camp.
The £ 1.6bn stand-off between Roman Abramovich and ministers could be unlocked by a Brexit-style backstop allowing the Chelsea sale to go through on time.
Fulham are interested in Wales forward Rabbi Matondo as they plot their summer transfer window ahead of a return to the Premier League.
Mainz winger Jean-Paul Boetius is wanted by Watford, Norwich and Middlesbrough on a Bosman free transfer this summer.
Wolves forward Connor Ronan is wanted by three Scottish clubs following his loan spell at St Mirren.
Barcelona have stepped up their attempt to land Raphinha this week and are prepared to offer separate deals depending on whether Leeds United stay in the Premier League this season.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to resubmit his bid to hijack the Chelsea sale if Todd Boehly does not finalize his takeover this week, despite a member of his Ineos group admitting Britain’s richest man had been told to “forget it” by the bank in charge of the sale.
Mark Alleyne is among several domestic candidates vying to become England’s new white-ball head coach.
Chelsea fear N’Golo Kante and Jorginho could quit in a mass player exodus as the takeover reaches crisis point.
Manchester United are facing a battle to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho is eyeing another English raid by targeting Aaron Wan-Bissaka at old club Manchester United.
Chelsea whizkids Armando Broja and Levi Colwill are waiting on the club’s future before they can have their own sorted out.
Eddie Nketiah is Crystal Palace’s top striking target – with PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare also high on Patrick Vieira’s summer wishlist.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba wants to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, reports suggest.
RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku wants to leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer amid interest from the Premier League.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is reportedly house-hunting in Barcelona ahead of a proposed move to the Spanish club.
Paris Saint-Germain will have to slash their wage bill with Ligue 1 proposals set to take aim at the champions’ eye-watering spending.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now considering quitting Manchester United as their top-four hopes fade.
The League Cup’s future as a viable competition will be on the line when UEFA meet next week.
Premier League chiefs are being urged to offer the EFL a “compromise” deal to save clubs £ 500m over the next three years.