August 9, 2022

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from the national Sunday papers…


Manchester United will join the race for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski – if his dream move to Barcelona fails.

Chelsea have been given a boost after Barcelona confirmed Ousmane Dembele hasn’t signed a new contract offer.

Arsenal are in talks with newly promoted Fulham over the sale of goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Patrick Vieira is planning a tactical changing of the guard at Crystal Palace.

Forgotten Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton is a shock target for Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder.

The wives and girlfriends of England footballers have been approached to star in a £1million Netflix documentary to be filmed during the World Cup.

Stoke and Millwall love Derby County right-back Nathan Byrne.

Reading are trying to sign free agent center half Jack Tucker from Gillingham.

Bernd Leno has been replaced by Aaron Ramsdale at Arsenal


Manchester City are ready to rule out Bernardo Silva from a move to Barcelona.

Arsenal are among a group of clubs monitoring Marco Asensio’s contract situation at Real Madrid.

Bayer Leverkusen are interested in Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, whose departure could force the Gunners to step up their pursuit of Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Liverpool are considering sanctioning defender Nat Phillips’ return to Bournemouth on loan next season.

Youri Tielemans put Belgium in the lead
Youri Tielemans scored for Belgium in a 1-1 draw with Wales on Saturday night


Manchester United and Arsenal have been offered a surprise left-field option in their quest for attacking reinforcements, with Aston Villa reportedly willing to heed offers from Danny Ings.

Chelsea will have to pay a higher price to land Milan Skriniar this summer after Paris Saint-Germain had their £42.3million bid for the defender rebuffed by Inter Milan.

West Ham are reportedly preparing a £25m bid for former Manchester United and Liverpool target Ismaila Sarr.

Forgotten Liverpool star Takumi Minamino could make a fresh start away from Anfield with a move that could give the Reds transfer budget a £17million boost.


Liverpool have reached a verbal agreement to buy Benfica striker Darwin Nunez and are finalizing the paperwork ahead of agreeing an £85m deal.


Liverpool’s progress in chasing Darwin Nunez means striker Sadio Mane is one step closer to leaving Anfield for Bayern Munich.

Darwin Nunez
Liverpool close in on Darwin Nunez


Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly admits he is in the dark about his future at Ibrox as he prepares to enter his final year under contract alongside Giovanni van Bronckhorst.


Tottenham are in advanced negotiations to sign Everton striker Richarlison in a deal worth £51m.

Richarlison brought Everton back into the game
Richarlison reportedly closing in on Goodison Park exit

Liverpool are trying to lower Darwin Nunez’s fee as director of football Julian Ward holds talks with Benfica after the Portuguese side demanded £85million for the Uruguay striker.

UEFA would be incredulous if vital CCTV footage from the Stade de France, which could have shed light on alleged police incompetence in staging Liverpool’s Champions League final, had been removed. which puts additional pressure on the French authorities to explain why their operation took place. disastrously wrong.

Premier League clubs have been warned to prepare for another season of injury chaos, with the World Cup set to put players at even greater risk.

Former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will launch a bid to save Derby County after contacting the club’s administrators with doubts emerging over Chris Kirchner’s finances.

England players made a private donation of just under six figures to Soccer Aid ahead of Sunday’s charity game at the London Stadium.


Robert Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, but Manchester United could now hijack the deal and sign the Polish striker.

Liverpool have been linked with a bold move for Leeds star Raphinha, and ex-Red Glen Johnson believes the Brazilian is good enough to make the starting line-up.


Hibernian defender Josh Doig has been targeted by Bologna as a potential replacement for Aaron Hickey, should Brentford manage to sign the 20-year-old Scotsman.