October 3, 2022

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


Newcastle United are set to take a major dip in the summer transfer market and enter the race to sign Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.

Chelsea are nowhere near deciding the future – short or long term – of youngsters Levi Colwill and Armando Broja, who both have several clubs interested in loan and permanent deals.

AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho is convinced that free agent 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 uncertainty over whether he could face penalties for breaching the FFP is discouraging potential buyers.

New Derby County owner David Clownes, who eventually took control, is the first to cut the club’s wage bill by 33%.


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

Manchester City want over £50million to bring Nathan Ake back to Chelsea.

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

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

Wayne Rooney could return to DC United with reports suggesting he will become the MLS franchise’s next manager.

Arsenal would do their utmost to secure a deal with Lyon for midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

Reports in Italy suggest Manchester United have an ‘open race’ to sign Paulo Dybala after Inter Milan withdrew their interest.


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


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 find out how much they can spend this summer.


The Premier League club whose player was arrested on suspicion of rape on Monday reportedly learned of the allegations last autumn but allowed him to continue playing.

Brentford will reopen their academy after Premier League clubs voted a rule that says all members must operate one by the start of the 2024-25 season – the Bees have closed theirs and switched to a model of ‘B’ team for cost reasons.


New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly dined with Barcelona chef Joan Laporta with £63million Frenkie de Jong on the menu.

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

Lisandro Martinez is expected to choose between Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend.

Raphinha is ready to stick with his dream move to Barcelona – despite his growing desperation to leave Leeds.

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

Erik ten Hag was so impressed with the training performances of Manchester United youngsters Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal that he added them to his tour to visit the Far East and Australia.

Nottingham Forest are considering a shock offer for Southampton striker Che Adams.

Antonio Conte is set to finally land £20m Djed Spence.


Roma head coach Jose Mourinho has reignited 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 reject the offer of a contract and join Rangers instead in a move he claims is “a step backwards”.

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


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

Ambitious Fifth Division club Open Goal Broomhill have signed former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot.