All the top stories and transfer rumours from Saturday’s national newspapers…


Newcastle United are set to make a major plunge into the summer transfer market and enter the race to sign Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.

Chelsea are no closer to deciding on the futures – short or long-term – of youngsters Levi Colwill and Armando Broja, who both have multiple clubs interested in loan and permanent deals.

AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho is convinced free agent forward Paulo Dybala is “the only striker who can help them take a step forward.”

Omar Richards is set to become the next addition to Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest squad in a £10m deal from Bayern Munich.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is eager to sell the club but uncertainly over whether they could face sanctions for breaching FFP is putting off potential buyers.

New Derby County owner David Clownes first having finally taken control is to slash the club’s wage bill by 33%.


Manchester United have raised their offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez to £42.5m and are looking to hijack their move for RB Leipzig striker Brian Brobbey.

Manchester City want more than £50m to let Nathan Ake return to Chelsea.

Southampton are in talks to make Issa Kabore their third summer signing from Manchester City.

Fulham are close to landing West Ham centre-back Issa Diop in a £17m deal.

Wayne Rooney could be heading back to DC United with reports suggesting he will become the next manager of the MLS franchise.

Arsenal are reportedly pushing hard to secure a deal with Lyon for midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

Reports in Italy suggest Manchester United have a “free run” at signing Paulo Dybala after Inter Milan withdrew their interest.


Chelsea are in the process of finalising their £45m deal to sign Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling but are yet to agree a fee for Nathan Ake’s return to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is a transfer target for Chelsea


Erik ten Hag has spoken to RB Leipzig striker Brian Brobbey – who worked under the Manchester United boss at Ajax – about a £13m move to Old Trafford.

Everton have discussed a move for Southampton right back Kyle Walker Peters as they wait to discover how much they can spend this summer.


The Premier League club whose player was arrested on suspicion of rape on Monday are reported to have known about the allegations last autumn but allowed him to continue playing.

Brentford will re-open their academy after Premier League clubs voted through a rule which dictates that all members must operate one by the start of the 2024-25 season – the Bees closed theirs and switched to a “B” team model for cost reasons.


New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly had dinner with Barcelona chief Joan Laporta with £63m Frenkie de Jong on the menu.

Jurgen Klopp has demanded lessons are learned from the carnage surrounding the Champions League final- – so those scenes are never repeated.

Lisandro Martinez is set to pick between Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend.

Raphinha is prepared to hold out for his dream move to Barcelona – despite his increasing desperation to leave Leeds.

Ousmane Dembele is caught up in the middle of a Barcelona power struggle over transfers.

Erik ten Hag was so impressed by training performances of Manchester United youngsters Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal that he added them to their touring party to travel to the Far East and Australia.

Nottingham Forest are weighing up a shock bid for Southampton striker Che Adams.

Antonio Conte is poised to finally land £20million rising start Djed Spence.


Roma head coach Jose Mourinho has revived a decade-long interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha according to reports in Italy.

Wilfried Zaha celebrates his winner


Millwall boss Gary Rowett has slammed Zak Lovelace’s decision to snub the offer of a contract and instead join Rangers in a move he claims is “a backward step.”

Celtic are turning their attentions to Maccabi Haifa midfielder Mohammad Abu Fani after missing out on Vinicius Souza, who is moving to Espanyol on loan from SK Lommel.


Hibernian left-back Josh Doig is closing on a move to Italy after reports that Hellas Verona have agreed a £3m deal to sign him.

Ambitious fifth tier side Open Goal Broomhill have signed former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot.