Man Utd’s Erik ten Hag looks at Mason Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea and considers making a move – Paper Talk | football news

All the top stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s national papers…


New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is keeping a close eye on Mason Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea as he considers a surprise move for the England midfielder.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in the market for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Arsenal and Chelsea are the main competitors for Everton striker Richarlison, who recently said he was considering his future at Goodison Park.

Inter Milan are set to offer Stefan de Vrij as part of a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to reports in Italy.

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Before the end of the season, Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea would ‘assess’ Romelu Lukaku’s future at the club this summer.

Manchester United and Arsenal could be among the teams preparing a bid for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who will leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer.

West Ham are set to complete their £7.6m permanent move for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Brentford hope to bring Denmark international defender Rasmus Kristensen into their squad in a £10m deal from RB Salzburg this summer.

West Ham are finalizing details of a £30m deal for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.

Jurrien Timber will only move to Manchester United if the ‘picture is right’.

American sports magnate Mark Attanasio is in talks about an investment in Norwich.

The French minister who blamed Liverpool fans for the chaos of the Champions League final is now facing calls to resign.


Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made “low-key” offers to Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount amid interest from Manchester United.

Chelsea's Mason Mount celebrates his goal
News reports claim Mason Mount’s contract negotiations at Chelsea have stalled


UEFA has continued to employ an ethics and discipline inspector despite discovering that he had been reprimanded for placing thousands of bets on matches, including some on which his own national team stood to lose.

Frenkie de Jong has given Manchester United a summer transfer setback by saying he wants to stay at Barcelona.

Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Raheem Sterling, who will speak to Manchester City managers about his future at the club after England’s Nations League games in June.

The signing of Ivan Perisic by Tottenham will not prevent them from going after Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic.

Durham bowler Matthew Potts will make his England debut in the first test against New Zealand this week.


Jason McAteer admitted he feared another Hillsborough would unfold before his eyes as his family was caught up in the final chaos before the Champions League at the Stade de France.

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Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol says the events outside the Stade de France are inconsistent with what French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has deemed a fraud.

Tottenham will battle Nottingham Forest for the signing of £15m Middlesbrough winger Djed Spence.

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has set her sights on competing for the US at the Olympics.

Rob Key has outlined his radical vision for fixing the national team by revealing that he is backing fewer county championship games as part of a new 12-team structure.

Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for three of the four world heavyweight titles scheduled for July 23 in Saudi Arabia has been pushed back to mid-August.


Tottenham have been told they will need to find £54m to sign Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.

Leeds United hope having Jesse Marsch as their manager will give them an advantage as they look to sign Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen from Marsch’s former employers Red Bull Salzburg.


Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender William Saliba should the Gunners decide not to add him to their first-team plans.

Juventus are considering signing Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte this summer, according to a report in Italy.

Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez with the Premier League trophy
Aymeric Laporte lifted his fourth Premier League trophy with Manchester City this season

Newcastle are set to snap up Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin but it could cost them £85m, the fee for which the Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.

Jude Bellingham leads the latest generation of young black soccer players who accept the inability of the game to protect them from racism.

Middlesbrough’s £15m price tag for Djed Spence may prove too much for Nottingham Forest to tie his loan to a permanent deal.


Chelsea are set to renew their interest in Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest and could use the Catalan club’s interest in Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to strike a deal as they will need to make significant room for those players in their wage bill.

Lionel Messi has said he was unable to run at full speed for six weeks due to the impact of contracting Covid-19 on his lungs in January.

Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has earned his UEFA ‘A’ coaching license after working towards his badge in Belgium.

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Graeme Souness is convinced that Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has no weaknesses in his game and is the complete package you would want in a midfielder.

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt will be unveiled as the next ADO Den Haag manager later in the week.

Liverpool have already been inundated with over 5,000 fan accounts from their horrific experiences in the Champions League final.

Chelsea have rekindled their interest in Barcelona’s versatile winger Sergino Dest.


Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is reported to be interested in moving to Manchester United and being a part of the Erik ten Hag revolution.

Boxing icon Eric “Butterbean” Esch has revealed he is in the best shape of his life and called out Jake Paul as he plans one final fight at the age of 55.


Livingston star Alan Forrest will choose to move to Hearts over Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United.

Leeds United face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham for highly regarded Celtic and Scotland under-17 international goalkeeper Rory Mahady.

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