October 3, 2022

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


Everton entered the transfer race to sign Jesse Lingard in the summer after West Ham’s latest offer disappointed the 29-year-old midfielder.

Manchester City are looking to extend Riyad Mahrez’s contract after his best season at the club to date.

Tyrell Malacia’s protracted move to Manchester United has encountered significant complications amid the player’s move to change agents.

Leeds and Burnley have dropped their claim over Everton’s transfer spend, which has now been cleared by the Premier League.

Mike Dean remains in the Premier League after signing a deal to become a dedicated VAR next season.

Chelsea and Manchester City are close to agreeing Raheem Sterling to move to Stamford Bridge for £45million, with confidence growing that a deal can be finalized in the coming days.

Leeds United remain on the trail of Club Brugge striker Charles de Ketelaere as they seek reinforcements but will face stiff competition from AC Milan and Premier League rivals , Leicester City.

Tottenham are closing in on another signing, an agreement has reportedly been reached on a loan deal for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.

Barcelona's Clement Lenglet watches the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Getafe, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Sunday, August 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
Spurs reportedly close in on signing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet

Crawley is looking for another opponent to face at his training camp in Spain next week after calling off a friendly against Qatar Sports Club because it ‘didn’t match their political values’ hours later. only after having announced it.

Tennis fans have been left baffled after Katie Boulter was pushed onto Court 2 for her Wimbledon third round clash with Harmony Tan, having not had a chance to play on the prestigious Center Court or Court 1.


Sporting CP midfielder Joao Palhinha is set to complete his £17m move to Fulham after a dispute with an agent is resolved.

Arsenal new boy Fabio Vieira has picked up the injury ahead of the club’s pre-season tour.

The FA have announced that replays will return to the FA Cup until the fourth round.


Jesse Lingard was considered at Tottenham after leaving Manchester United as a free agent.

Tyrell Malacia will become the first signing of Erik ten Hag’s reign at Manchester United after agreeing a five-year contract with the Premier League club.

Tyrell Malacia

Everton’s proposed takeover was thrown into serious doubt on Friday night, with sources close to majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri claiming a deal with the Peter Kenyon-led consortium was off.

The England & Wales Cricket Board faced a major hate scandal on Friday night after suspending an official for an alleged insult about England player-turned-match referee Devon Malcolm.


Leeds United are reportedly focusing on a transfer of RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams as a replacement for Manchester City-linked Kalvin Phillips.

Hearts and Aberdeen will have to wait to fight for Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan as the Premier League club plan to use him during pre-season and could include him in their squad for a camp in Spain.


Todd Boehly has responded to allegations of a toxic environment within Chelsea’s marketing team by promising all employees that there will be sweeping changes to the club’s culture.


Celtic misfit Christopher Jullien could yet move to Schalke this summer after the club’s sporting director insisted a deal was not on the table.

Liam Boyce has played down talk of Hearts leaving for Aberdeen and said his aim is to send the Jambos back to the Europa League group stage.

New Hibs boss Lee Johnson has revealed he receives ‘relentless’ tactical advice from… his 83-year-old Scottish grandmother, Jannette, who texted him while watching their pre-season friendly against Hartlepool on YouTube.


Rangers are on the hunt for Israeli super-kid Oscar Gloukh, but Maccabi Tel Aviv immediately priced the 18-year-old playmaker at £8m.