All the top stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national newspapers …
Harry Maguire is facing a fight for his Manchester United future.
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter is open to discussions about becoming Eddie Jones’s successor.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck is confident he has not breached any rules or undermined the integrity of the club’s sale by facilitating a meeting between Tom Ricketts and the club’s former player Paul Canoville.
Fulham have received a bailout of nearly £ 250m from their billionaire owner Shahid Khan as they count the cost of a disastrous Premier League campaign a year ago.
Gareth Southgate has warned Harry Maguire that he is not guaranteed a starting place at the World Cup in the wake of the England defender being booed by his own fans at Wembley.
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Benfica’s £ 60million-rated striker Darwin Nunez are expected to hinge on whether they qualify for next season’s Champions League, and a move to Spain remains the most likely outcome with Atletico Madrid remaining front-runners.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has been warned to tread very carefully in any restructuring of the first-class game and to make sure that as many counties as possible continue playing at the highest level
FIFA has been slammed for allowing banned Russian delegates to attend congress in Qatar.
Five substitutions are expected in the Premier League next season
Groups rivalling the Ricketts consortium bid for control of Chelsea are angry at what they believe to be preferential treatment shown to the Chicago Cubs owners.
Manchester United are facing competition from a number of other clubs, including one based in Germany, for the signature of Erik ten Hag, while Ajax will make another effort to persuade their manager to stay and see out his contract until 2023.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is weighing up whether to switch allegiance from England to Ghana after the African nation qualified for the World Cup.
David Warner is expected to be the first overseas player taken in the Hundred draft next week after he entered himself in the highest salary bracket of £ 125,000.
Jack Buckner will be unveiled today as the new chief executive of UK Athletics, with senior figures in the troubled sport hoping that it will spark a period of recovery.
Borussia Dortmund have admitted defeat in the battle to keep Erling Haaland out of the clutches of champions Manchester City.
Kalvin Phillips has told Leeds he is prepared to sign a new contract with them this summer.
Aston Villa will step up their bid to keep World Cup-bound star Matty Cash after he helped Poland to Qatar as Atletico Madrid and AC Milan remain interested in the attacking right-back.
Djed Spence has confirmed he wants a Premier League move – as rivals Arsenal and Tottenham line up a £ 20million summer bid.
Arsenal beat Brentford 4-1 in a match behind closed doors as Alexandre Lacazette scored a hat-trick.
“Superstar” horse Jet Powered is expected to make his debut on Saturday.
Everton will sell Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer after their financial woes were revealed.
Marc Guehi has not heard from anyone involved with Ivory Coast about switching allegiances – despite their manager’s claims.
Aaron Ramsey will be fit for Rangers’ must-win Old Firm clash with Celtic on Sunday.
Russian and Belarusian tennis stars must sign declarations distancing themselves from Vladimir Putin if they wish to play at Wimbledon.
Adidas have revealed the ball for this year’s World Cup finals in Qatar.
Mesut Ozil has no plans to leave Fenerbahce.
Manchester United are reportedly looking to include Anthony Martial in a deal for Harry Kane this summer, with Sevilla not having an option to buy the France international when his six-month loan deal expires at the end of the season.
The potentially crucial North London Derby has been pencilled in for the penultimate week of the season in grudge clash broadcasters are hopeful of billing as a do-or-die Champions League decider.
Chelsea are set to continue wearing shirts sponsored by mobile phone operator Three for the rest of the season due to concerns that removing their logo would look messy and could be uncomfortable for the players.
Formula One’s deal with Las Vegas to stage a race on the famous Strip is expected to put more than £ 1billion in the sport’s pockets.
Manchester United are confident of taking a strong squad on the Australian leg of their pre-season tour despite stringent vaccination rules.
Alec Stewart says the county game can still produce top Test players for England.
The equality and human rights commission is supporting Rico Quitongo in a race discrimination claim against his former club, Airdrieonians.
Nick Kyrgios has refused to apologise for his Miami Open meltdown.