Arnaut Danjuma, Harry Winks, Lucas Moura

07:39 · TUE May 31, 2022

Read the latest football gossip and transfer rumors from the national newspapers with Sporting Life’s Paper Talk.


  • Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham will all be in Pot 2 for the 2022-23 Champions League group stage draw, with only Manchester City making it into Pot 1 of the Premier League hopefuls.
  • It is reported that Manchester United are still eyeing Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma despite meeting Jadon Sancho last summer.
  • UEFA women’s football boss Nadine Kessler is delighted with ticket sales for this summer’s European Championship in England and expects the tournament to be the most competitive in history.
  • Dean Hoyle will regain full control of Huddersfield Town from Phil Hodgkinson and promises Carlos Corberan money for another promotion attempt.
  • Manchester City are keeping their eye on youthful Leicester City centre-back Ben Nelson and have also looked at Everton youngster Jarrad Branthwaite as he seeks to add British talent to his squad.
  • Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure is one of Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira’s main targets this summer.
  • Crawley is keen for Arsenal Under-23 manager Kevin Betsy to fill his managerial position after ending his efforts to lure Emma Hayes away from Chelsea.


  • Sevilla are planning a £20m move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks after he was told he would not feature in Antonio Conte’s first-team plans.
  • Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann was recommended to Manchester United by former coach Ralf Rangnick.


  • Manchester City are targeting two more summer signings for Erling Haaland and are on the lookout for a left-back and another midfielder to replace Fernandinho.
  • Ivan Perisic is expected to sign a £180,000-a-week deal to join Tottenham in the Premier League.


  • Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French government after authorities blamed the club and its supporters for problems at the Champions League final.
  • Romelu Lukaku is keen to hold talks with Chelsea’s new hierarchy as doubts continue to surface over his future at Stamford Bridge.
  • EFL clubs will face capacity constraints should the pitching invasions that spoiled the end of the season continue.


  • Tottenham striker Lucas Moura has detailed his desire to return to Sao Paulo in the future but admits it may have to wait until the end of his career as they could not afford his wages.
  • Chelsea could use Romelu Lukaku’s desire to return to Inter Milan to bring Lautaro Martinez to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.


  • Bournemouth striker Siriki Dembele sees it as destiny for him to play alongside brother Karamoko when the teenager’s contract with Celtic expires.
  • Partick Thistle is keen to loan out Rangers youngsters Kai Kennedy and James Maxwell and could be included in a deal that brings Cameron Cooper to Ibrox.
  • Crewe Alexandra, Crawley Town and newly promoted Stockport County are interested in Rangers youngster Josh McPake.


  • Scotland fans could be forced to sleep in shipping containers if they qualify for the World Cup in Qatar as the accommodations have all been snapped up by fans from countries long since qualified for the tournament
  • Frank McAvennie doesn’t think £7million-rated defender Christopher Jullien has a future at Celtic.

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