All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s national newspapers…
Manchester United made a huge offer to Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi to try and hijack his move to Borussia Dortmund but were rebuffed as the player had set his heart on a move to Germany.
Crystal Palace could make a summer move to bring Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Selhurst Park but his wages, which increased to £90,000-a-week at Old Trafford, are likely to be a big issue.
Lucas Torreira is closing on a permanent move to Fiorentina, a deal that would add around £13m to Mikel Arteta’s summer spending.
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Incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has identified eight players he can build his team around ahead of starting work at Old Trafford this summer.
Gary Player’s son Wayne has been handed a lifetime ban from The Masters after a golf ball marketing stunt during last year’s ceremonial tee-off.
West Ham have told Juventus it will cost them £40m to capture Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek.
Tottenham’s players will share a bonus pot of £3.5m if they qualify for the Champions League this season, while head coach Antonio Conte will reportedly pocket £2m.
Premier League clubs have been handed a boost after Monaco’s £60m price tag on Aurelien Tchouameni reportedly put Real Madrid off a move for the in-demand midfielder.
Suspended Crawley boss John Yems is being investigated by the FA over claims he racially abused his players with insults including “suicide bomber”, “terrorist” and “Zulu warrior”, and ran a segregated training ground where the club’s black stars use a separate changing room.
Antonio Conte could earn £2m if Spurs secure a top-four finish
Football fans are certain Kylian Mbappe will leave PSG this summer after leaked photos showed the Real Madrid target packing up his possessions at home.
Tottenham could make a third raid on Juventus this summer, with USA international midfielder Weston McKennie reported to be the player they are interested in.
Newcastle are in pole position to land AC Milan winger Rafael Leao this summer and are reportedly willing to quadruple his wages to secure a deal.
Chelsea could be kicked out of the Premier League next season if takeover talks fall through.
Ralf Rangnick has vowed Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Manchester United to put an end to exit rumours this summer.
Jadon Sancho is likely to miss the rest of the season after spending the night in hospital with tonsillitis but Harry Maguire may return before the end of the campaign.
Steve Cook’s dad suffered a cardiac arrest prior to Nottingham Forest’s clash with Bournemouth on Tuesday, the defender has revealed.
Argentina has begged former England international Steve Hodge to pull out of a £5m auction for Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” shirt – and sell it to them instead.
Sam Vokes insists Gareth Ainsworth has not been distracted by talk of a Championship move despite being on the shortlist for the Blackburn job to replace Tony Mowbray, who is set to leave at the end of his contract.
Anthony Joshua is sure he can lure Tyson Fury out of retirement for a mega-money showdown.
The “rebel” Saudi golf series has moved on to targeting the world’s leading amateur players and is offering huge sums of money to tempt them into joining up.
Frankfurt Police will place officers “on every corner” to try and deter any clashes with West Ham supporters when they arrive for the Europa League clash with Eintracht.
Ben Stokes will use a therapist to help him cope with the demands of the England captaincy and is adamant he can avoid another burnout.
Former Wales defender Keith Pontin died from dementia caused by him heading the ball repeatedly during his decades-long playing career, an inquest has found.
The FA has paused its investigation into the incident in which Everton striker Richarlison threw a smoke canister back into the Goodison Park stands to allow Merseyside Police to conduct their own inquiries.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has proposed raising the minimum age for senior figure skating competitions to 17 from 15 before the 2026 Winter Olympics after the Russian Kamila Valieva, then 15, was cleared to continue competing at the Beijing Games despite testing positive for a banned heart medication.
Spurs could reignite their interest in Adama Traore
Tottenham could re-ignite their interest in Wolves winger Adama Traore this summer with Barcelona set to turn down the chance to turn his loan move into a permanent one for £25m.
Divock Origi’s move to AC Milan is being delayed because of takeover talks at the Serie A club who are keen to sign the Liverpool forward on a free.
Jota has already opened talks with Celtic over turning his loan move from Benfica into a permanent £6.5m deal, according to a report in Portugal.
Celtic youngster Brody Paterson hopes to secure a summer move by impressing for loan club Airdrie in their two playoff games against Montrose.
Hearts face a wait to see if their “B” team will be accepted alongside Rangers and Celtic in the Lowland League next season with a possible stumbling block of the league being left with an odd number of teams.
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