All the top stories and transfer rumours from Friday’s newspapers…


Manchester United are preparing for the departure of goalkeeper Mary Earps with West Ham United’s Mackenzie Arnold leading the list of potential replacements.

Al Ettifaq’s proposed loan move to sign Jadon Sancho fell through after Manchester United inserted an obligation to buy next summer for £50m.


Mary Earps, Manchester United

Image: Could Mary Earps leave Manchester United this transfer window?

Manchester United are NO closer to tying Mary Earps down to a new deal ahead of next week’s deadline… with Arsenal intent on signing Lionesses star as she enters final year of her contract.

Manchester United were not cleared to go public with Jadon Sancho’s fight against mental health difficulties last season before Erik ten Hag revealed the winger had been struggling in a press conference.

The Rajasthan Royals’ takeover bid at Yorkshire could trigger a flurry of Indian investment in English cricket with several other IPL franchises seeking to buy shares in the eight Hundred teams.

Chelsea’s owners hope to continue their attempts to spruce up Stamford Bridge by erecting two giant lion sculptures outside the ground.

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Chelsea have warned Mykhailo Mudryk to tone down his gym work over concerns that the winger is overdoing his intensive training regime, according to reports.

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Nasser Al-Khelaifi says there is no chance Europe’s clubs would grant Saudi Arabia’s new financial powerhouses a place in Uefa’s premium Champions League competition.


Chelsea are monitoring winger Antonio Nusa, having had a £23m bid for the player rejected by Club Brugge on deadline day.

Fulham are locked in talks with midfielder Harrison Reed over a new contract.


The Premier League has introduced new rules to ensure cases relating to financial discipline are fast-tracked to provide “clarity” around potential sanctions or points deductions.

Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear has questioned the way USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams “handled” his departure from the club and said he would not have wanted him to stay.

Former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is to make his much-anticipated comeback to sport by launching an advisory service alongside the club’s ex-director of research, Ian Graham.


Leading Premier League clubs have asked the government to block nation states from owning English football teams, with the request potentially forming part of a new regulator’s brief.


Manchester City are in line to be the biggest winners from Uefa’s new funding formula for the Champions League from next season.


Jota faces being excluded from the squad list of Al Ittihad, leaving the former Celtic man in transfer turmoil, according to reports.