All the top stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s national newspapers …
Manchester United have sounded out Mauricio Pochettino about becoming the club’s next manager. Senior United figures are believed to have spoken to Pochettino this week about him replacing interim boss Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford.
Manchester City have offered a lifeline to Ukrainian refugee Andrii Kravchuck after allowing him to train with them until the end of the season.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has insisted that the federation never proposed a plan to host a World Cup every two years – after Arsene Wenger called for the tournament to be biennial.
Inter Milan legend Beppe Bergomi has hinted at a stunning summer transfer return for Romelu Lukaku.
Manchester United coach Mick Clegg has revealed Paul Scholes once told him he “hated playing for England”.
Kylian Mbappe could yet snub a free transfer to Real Madrid this summer.
Manchester United are considering a move for Red Bull Salzburg keeper Philipp Kohn, according to reports.
Algeria have demanded their clash with Cameroon be replayed after being dumped out of World Cup qualifying, according to reports.
Manchester United are reportedly plotting a £ 60m swoop for Benfica star Darwin Nunez.
Chelsea star N’Golo Kante reportedly rejected an approach to join Paris Saint-Germain in January.
Brazilian star Tete has quit Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk to join Lyon until the end of the season amid the war with Russia.
Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign Roma striker Tammy Abraham in the summer.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri claims he had already signed with Real Madrid before returning to Turin.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are frontrunners to land Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland, reports suggest.
Anthony Joshua is set to bag a whopping £ 100m for his hotly-anticipated rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
Philippe Coutinho is not even considering the prospect of joining Newcastle this summer and the Brazilian will instead focus his effort on joining Aston Villa or Arsenal, according to reports from Spain.
Manchester United have interviewed a third mystery boss alongside Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino as part of their lengthy managerial recruitment process, reports claim.
Tottenham are willing to explore a deal for Lautaro Martinez for a second time, but the striker would reportedly favor a move to Atletico Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain are not ruling out the sales of Lionel Messi or Neymar this summer with the MLS earmarked as a potential destination for both attackers, should they leave the Parc des Princes.
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he encouraged Jurgen Klopp to come to the Premier League prior to his move to England. I said, “Pick your best team, pick a team with expectation”.
Roman Abramovich was not poisoned but injured when a tear gas canister exploded beside him as he left peace talks, Turkish Media have claimed.
Manchester United star David de Gea was bitterly disappointed with Luis Enrique as he was told he had been excluded from the Spain squad for their recent friendlies, according to reports in his homeland.
The sale of Chelsea has been hit by fresh controversy after Parliament was told to throw out the shortlisted bid from Stephen Pagliuca on the basis the club and Premier League must not be “contaminated” by “despicably corrupt business practice”.
Manchester United are expected to carry out a second and final round of interviews before appointing their new manager although Erik ten Hag has now emerged as the clear favorite.
A group of 20 EFL and non-league clubs have written to the government urging them to ban all gambling advertising in football.
Arsenal’s second and third kits for next season look to have been leaked on social media, with the team set to be decked out in striking black and pinks strips.
One of the front-runners in the battle to buy Chelsea, LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly, is a shareholder in a betting firm that is still operating in Russia.
Gerard Pique is reportedly set to come out of international retirement and make himself available for Spain ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Aidy Ward has been charged by the Football Association for approaching a minor about joining his talent agency following a year-long investigation.
Newcastle are reportedly preparing a mega-money £ 1m bonus in a bid to entice Philippe Coutinho to the north east this summer.
A report has claimed that Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, has gone AWOL from Academica, his club in Portugal, after traveling to France and failing to return.
Wilfred Ndidi will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury in a major blow to Leicester City.
Gerard Pique has slammed former Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu over ‘lies’ which concluded his period in charge of the club.
Bruno Fernandes has agreed a new contract with Manchester United that will make him one of the three highest-paid players at the club.
Barcelona want to capitalize on the uncertainty at Chelsea by signing César Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger this summer.
The President of cycling’s governing body has held emergency talks with other international sports federations about creating tougher new rules for the participation of trans women in elite women’s sport “within months”.
Manchester City were the biggest spenders on agents’ fees in the past year as a total of £ 272 million filtered out of the game, according to data released by the FA.
Jim Goodwin has insisted that any club interested in Lewis Ferguson must be prepared to pay an appropriate price if they are to have any hope of signing the Scotland international.
Nick Kyrgios has escaped a suspension for his meltdown at the Miami Open after ATP officials determined that he should receive no more punishment than a fine of £ 26,600.
Rangers’ pull-out of the Sydney Super Cup could lead to legal action against them.
John Hartson believes it’s Celtic’s Premiership title to lose going into Sunday’s Old Firm match.
St Mirren manager Stephen Robinson has confirmed he has had at least one pre-contract approach for his goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.
Charles Dunne is an Aberdeen transfer target as Jim Goodwin eyes three St Mirren stars.
Braga boss Carlos Carvalhal has revealed he was in talks to become Rangers manager – and was also ‘connected’ to the Celtic job.