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All the top stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national newspapers…


Manchester United are keeping a close eye on defender Jurrien Timber and have made the Ajax player their priority in the summer transfer window despite holding two rounds of talks with Braga centre-back David Carmo.

Newcastle agree a deal to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike for around £36million including surcharges.

Ajax...s Jurrien Timber runs during the Dutch Eredivisie Premier League soccer match between Ajax and Vitesse at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Sunday, August 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Jurrien Timber played under new Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag at Ajax

Inter Milan have been told Romelu Lukaku is willing to take a million-dollar pay cut if it would ease his return on loan from Chelsea.

Paul Pogba will go home with a £3.78million loyalty bonus when he leaves Manchester United as a free agent at the end of the month.

Huddersfield want an explanation from referee bosses over a penalty they believe may have cost them £200million.

Mesut Özil will not leave Fenerbahce this summer despite his ongoing ban from the club’s first-team, according to his agent.

Manchester City received a major boost on Wednesday when renowned manager Carlos Vicens reversed his decision to leave the Premier League champions.

Gareth Southgate is ready to give Tammy Abraham an opportunity to cement his place as Harry Kane’s understudy for the World Cup during the forthcoming Nations League games.

Abraham, Roma
Tammy Abraham has had an excellent season for Roma

The ECB’s interim chief Clare Connor has agreed to step down from her role on several key MCC committees after several district chairs raised concerns about possible conflicts of interest.


Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona over a £50m bid for Frenkie de Jong.

Leeds remain hopeful Kalvin Phillips will sign a new contract with them despite interest from Manchester City.

Wolves are close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to stay at Fiorentina despite the Italians not triggering their option to buy.

Brentford have put Max Aarons and Aaron Hickey on their summer transfer shortlist.

Aaron Hickey
Aaron Hickey has impressed for Bologna in Serie A

Police are investigating alleged death threats against referee Jon Moss following the Championship play-off final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield.


Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles could return to newly promoted Nottingham Forest eight years after the City Ground was swapped for St James’ Park.

Jose Mourinho’s Roma are ready to make a £30m offer for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.

Bournemouth are keeping a close eye on Matt Ritchie’s situation at Newcastle and will take a step if it’s deemed redundant.

Sunderland are looking to re-sign Tottenham youngster Jack Clarke following his successful loan spell at Wearside.


Premier League chief referees Mike Riley is fighting for his job, with a potential compromise option being Howard Webb’s return to English football in the senior refereeing role.

Dustin Johnson has been paid around £100million by Greg Norman to secure his shock signing up for the Saudi-backed rebel golf league.


Aston Villa acted early this summer and if Steven Gerrard has his way, three more signings could follow.

Sevilla's Diego Carlos during the Group G Champions League game against VfL Wolfsburg
Diego Carlos has signed for Aston Villa from Seville


Arsenal are reportedly set to sew up their first signing of the summer in the next 10 days.

Manchester United and Tottenham have been dealt a major blow after Milan Skriniar pledged his future to Inter Milan as he outlined his career plan.


Jim Goodwin is ready to swing the Aberdeen transfer ax as the club’s underachievers have been told they will be thrown in the trash.

Celtic and forgotten defender Osaze Urhoghide face a nervous transfer wait as KVO Oostende weigh a permanent nosedive this summer.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is waiting for Celtic and Tottenham to strike a deal over his long-term future after agreeing personal terms over a permanent deal with the Premiership champions.


Celtic have been credited with an interest in signing Shamrock Rovers starlet Aidomo Emakhu.

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