August 20, 2022

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Monday’s national papers…


Manchester United have rejected a sensational request from Barcelona for England defender Harry Maguire to be included in any deal to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Liverpool are confident they can sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham next summer.

Tottenham have opened talks with RB Leipzig over a deal to sign defender Josko Gvardiol but will face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag is unlikely to have more than £100m to spend on new signings before his first official day in charge of Manchester United unless the players are sold.

Newcastle are reportedly considering a move for Porto winger Pepe as part of their summer spending spree.

Fulham are hoping to strike a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Palhinha within the next 72 hours after snatching him from under Wolves’ noses.

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin has told Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to stop complaining about backlogs and said there should be just one domestic cup to ease congestion.

Neil Etheridge’s future at Birmingham City is in question because of a clause in his contract which will give him an automatic pay rise if he plays a few more games.

Preston star Connor Ripley is set to leave the club and join Morecambe on a free transfer.


Gabriel Jesus should sign for Arsenal

Arsenal have agreed terms with Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and the £45m signing could be confirmed as early as Monday.

Matthew Wolff will become the latest young PGA Tour player to move to LIV Golf, where he will also be joined by top Spanish amateur Eugenio Chacarra.

Two top tennis coaches are being investigated by the WTA Tour for having unprofessional, potentially abusive relationships with their players.


Nottingham Forest are planning to make a move towards versatile Arsenal defender or midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Sadio Mane’s representative has dismissed claims that his move to Bayern Munich was due to wage demands and claims talking about his low wages at Liverpool is untrue.

Fulham agree an £11m deal to sign Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.


England white ball captain Eoin Morgan is considering his future as an international cricketer due to concerns over his form and fitness.

Fernandinho is expected to return to Brazil and sign a two-year contract with Atletico Paranaense.


Everton striker Richarlison has told friends he wants to leave the club and sign for Tottenham this summer.


Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United's final game of the season against Crystal Palace
Cristiano Ronaldo could be named Man Utd captain

Manchester United could hand Cristiano Ronaldo the captaincy this season as part of a newly installed management group under boss Erik ten Hag.


Newcastle will make a ‘significant sum’ bid to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen according to a report in Italy.

Leeds United are ready to take on Newcastle United for the signing of Strasbourg defender Gerzino Nyamsi.


Australian seam bowler Peter Siddle advises England women on bowling the Dukes ball ahead of their test match against South Africa.


Sunderland are planning to make a huge contract offer for Ross Stewart in an attempt to fend off Rangers’ interest in the prolific striker.

Celtic have set their sights on a deal to bring teenage winger Darragh Burns to the club from St Patrick’s Athletic.

Ange Postecoglou looks set to miss out on one of his summer transfer targets, with Mohanad Jeanze admitting he is likely to stay at Hammarby rather than join Celtic.


Hibs star Kevin Nisbet has been given the green light to speed up his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury.