All the top stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s national newspapers …
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Barcelona have rekindled their interest in Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford following reports of his discontent at Old Trafford.
Erling Haaland would cost Manchester City an eye-watering £ 306m from Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United are set to do battle in the summer over Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.
Romelu Lukaku could consider a change of agent to try and secure an exit from Chelsea with the club’s short-term future in a state of flux.
Chelsea believe they will be able to complete their Champions League campaign despite Roman Abramovich being sanctioned by the EU and have fans at both home and away legs.
Manchester City are set to head abroad in the summer and plan to have two friendlies in the United States before the 2022-23 season kicks off.
Thomas Tuchel’s future is the number one priority for the latest would be buyers of Chelsea, Aethel Partners, who put in a £ 2bn offer to buy the club on Thursday.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage reckons there will be ‘eyes’ on Ruben Neves this summer.
A Chelsea sponsor with links to Ukraine – Parimatch Tech – is to suspend commercial activity with the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to stay at Manchester United beyond the end of the season, according to reports in Spain.
Manchester United’s board are considering offloading Ralf Rangnick before the end of the season after conceding it was a mistake to appoint him as head coach on a temporary basis.
Paul Pogba is happy to spend time as a free agent this summer and will not rush the decision over his next club as Paris Saint-Germain ready an offer for the Manchester United midfielder.
Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for outgoing Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards.
Sergio Perez wants Formula One to have a “difficult discussion” over allowing drivers to race even if they test positive for Covid-19.
RFU leaders would be prepared to support a radical change to rugby’s red card rules which would allow a player who is sent off to be replaced after 20 minutes – a trial is underway in Super Rugby Pacific.
The field for the race to buy Chelsea will be reduced to no more than three preferred bidders by early next week.
Manchester United’s players have been given extra time off before the international break to try and recharge their batteries for the closing two months of the season.
Roman Abramovich once considered buying Manchester United but did not move on with his plans because he didn’t like the atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Members of Chelsea’s Muslim contingent of players would feel uncomfortable should the Ricketts family become the new owners.
Gareth Southgate will have heart-to-heart talks with Marcus Rashford after leaving him out of the England squad.
Manchester City are planning their first breakaway from England in three years by heading for America in July.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa was harassed in his car by fans still furious at the club’s Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid.
Manchester United are scouting Ajax youngster Ryan Gravenberch but he would reportedly prefer a move to Bayern Munich.
‘The Italians are now in charge’ at Tottenham as subtle changes behind the scenes suggest Antonio Conte is going to stay at for the long haul.
All the food and drink was free at Chelsea’s U23s game last night as sanctions against the club begin to bite.
Thomas Tuchel’s future as Chelsea boss could start to become clearer on a seismic day at Stamford Bridge.
Michael Olise has been called up to the France U21 for the first time – the clearest indication yet of where he sees his future.
Jesse Marsch wants to play a role in keeping Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips at Leeds.
Andrew Considine is set to end seven months of injury hell by returning to the Aberdeen squad to face Hibernian this weekend.