Mason Mount, Richarlison, and Stefan DeVrij

09:04 · WED June 01, 2022

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


  • New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is keeping a close eye on Mason Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea as he considers a shock move for the England midfielder.
  • Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all in the market for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023.
  • Arsenal and Chelsea are the main rivals for Everton striker Richarlison, who recently said he is considering his future at Goodison Park.
  • According to reports from Italy, Inter Milan are ready to offer Stefan de Vrij as part of a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku back to the club.
  • Manchester United and Arsenal could be among the sides preparing a bid for midfielder Corentin Tolisso to leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer.
  • West Ham are set to complete their £7.6million permanent transfer for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
  • Brentford are hoping to add Denmark international defender Rasmus Kristensen to their squad this summer in a £10m deal from RB Salzburg.
  • West Ham finalize details of a £30m deal for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.
  • Jurrien Timber will only join Manchester United if “the picture is right”.
  • US sports magnate Mark Attanasio is negotiating an investment in Norwich.
  • The French minister who blamed Liverpool fans for the chaos in the Champions League final is now facing calls for his resignation.


  • Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made “discreet” offers for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount amid interest from Manchester United.


  • UEFA has continued to employ an ethics and disciplinary inspector despite finding he had been reprimanded for placing thousands of bets on matches, including some that his own national team would lose.
  • Frenkie de Jong hit Manchester United back in the summer by saying he wants to stay at Barcelona.
  • Real Madrid have increased their interest in Raheem Sterling, who is set to speak to Manchester City bosses about his future at the club following the English Nations League games in June.
  • Tottenham’s signing of Ivan Perisic won’t stop them from pursuing Eintracht Frankfurt full-back Filip Kostic.


  • Jason McAteer has admitted he feared another Hillsborough was unfolding before his eyes as his family was caught up in the final pre-Champions League chaos at the Stade de France.
  • Tottenham will battle Nottingham Forest for the signature of £15million-rated Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence.
  • Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has set her sights on representing the United States at the Olympics.
  • Rob Key has outlined his radical vision to fix the national team by revealing he is supporting fewer County Championship games as part of a new 12-team structure.


  • Tottenham have been told they need to raise £54million to sign Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.
  • Leeds United are hoping Jesse Marsch as manager will give them an edge as they look to sign Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen from Marsch’s former employers Red Bull Salzburg.


  • Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender William Saliba should the Gunners decide not to include him in their first-team plans.
  • Juventus are considering a move for Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte this summer, according to a report in Italy.
  • Newcastle are ready to topple for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin but he could cost them £85m – the fee the Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for.
  • Jude Bellingham is leading the latest generation of young black footballers to come to terms with the game’s inability to protect them from racism.
  • Middlesbrough’s £15m price tag for Djed Spence could prove too much for Nottingham Forest to tie their loanee to a permanent deal.


  • Chelsea are ready to renew their interest in Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest and could use the Catalan club’s interest in Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to get a deal across the line as they need to give those players significant room on their payroll.
  • Lionel Messi said he was unable to run at full speed for six weeks in January due to the effects of contracting Covid-19 on his lungs.
  • Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has passed his UEFA A coaching license after working for his badge in Belgium.
  • Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt is set to be unveiled as ADO Den Haag’s next manager later in the week.
  • Liverpool have already been inundated with more than 5,000 reports from fans about their horrifying experience at the Champions League final.
  • Chelsea have revived their interest in Barcelona’s versatile full-back Sergino Dest.


  • It is reported that Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is keen to join Manchester United and be a part of Erik ten Hag’s revolution.


  • Livingston star Alan Forrest will opt for a move to Hearts against Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United.
  • Leeds United face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham for the esteemed Celtic and Scotland Under-17 goalkeeper Rory Mahady.

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