All the top stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s national papers…
Thomas Tuchel will receive up to £200m to spend on players this summer from Chelsea’s new owners.
Wimbledon is exploring the possibility of taking legal action against the men’s and women’s tennis tours, as the dispute over the event’s world ranking points removal escalated on Tuesday with the other Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open offering their support as part of a joint action.
Aston Villa are set to step up their search for Rangers defender Calvin Bassey as they look to bolster their options at the back ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Chelsea have drawn up a list of eight defenders, including Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol, in a bid to move as quickly as possible to resolve the club’s centre-back crisis once the Chelsea-led acquisition takes place. Todd Boehley.
Ferran Soriano believes Erling Haaland will have to alter his style of play at Manchester City, with the Norwegian striker arriving in England on Tuesday to formally complete his £51m transfer deal and Kalvin Phillips emerging as the main target of the Manchester City midfield. club.
Crystal Palace are set to review a deal for Eddie Nketiah if Arsenal fail to keep him at the Emirates Stadium this summer, while Gabriel Magalhaes is happy at the club and will not push for a move to Juventus.
Marcus Rashford wants to stay at Manchester United and is expected to undergo intense warm-weather training in the US next month as he tries to start working under new manager Erik ten Hag.
Newcastle United are keen to sign Leeds United winger Jack Harrison but fear the Yorkshire club’s survival in the Premier League will make the deal difficult to complete, and are also encouraged to bid again for the centre-back. Dutch Sven Botman.
Liverpool canceled tickets for the Champions League final of 13 surprised fans by offering to sell them online.
Tennis bosses faced a growing backlash over the tours’ controversial demotion of Wimbledon on Tuesday, amid concerns the “absurd” decision will catapult Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to the world No. 1 spot.
The fallout from Greg Norman’s controversial comments on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi continues to wreak havoc with the Saudi rogue circuit launching with Alexandra Palace pulling out of hosting the glitzy ‘draft’ party on the eve of the inaugural $25 million tournament in St. Albans in two weeks.
Paris Saint-Germain have suspended their coach Didier Olle-Nicolle following allegations of inappropriate behavior towards members of his squad.
Real Madrid have agreed to sign Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco for €80m (£68.6m) plus bonuses.
Youri Tielemans will consider a move to Arsenal as the midfielder nears leaving Leicester City.
Frenkie de Jong appears to have given the biggest hint yet that he will remain at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United after telling Barcelona fans that “we will work hard to do better next season” on his social media account.
Sevilla president José Castro has confirmed that Anthony Martial will not join the Spanish team permanently and will return to Manchester United when his loan deal expires.
Antonio Conte’s busy summer of transfer business at Tottenham could see the addition of another right-back defender, with Nottingham Forest’s Djed Spence and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic as two potential candidates.
Boris Johnson’s government worked for months to encourage the Premier League to approve the controversial takeover of Saudi-backed Newcastle United despite publicly saying they had no part in the takeover talks.
Essex Police are investigating a series of abusive private messages sent to defender Kurt Zouma repeatedly calling him the ‘N-word’ and making chilling death threats after the infamous cat-kicking episode.
The coaching staff of Mike Phelan and Ralf Rangnick will leave Manchester United’s coaching staff as part of a shake-up following the appointment of Erik ten Hag.
Kylian Mbappe’s former club Monaco will receive £25m from Paris Saint-Germain after the striker renewed his contract.
Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio has revealed that he told Paul Pogba not to sign for Manchester United in 2016 because “it wasn’t the right move for his career”.
Casemiro dismissed the idea that Real Madrid have “extra motivation” for Saturday’s Champions League final because Liverpool star Mohamed Salah wants “revenge”.
Mason Mount will no longer be one of Chelsea’s lowest-paid players when the Todd Boehly acquisition is complete, courtesy of a new deal that will more than double his £80,000 weekly salary.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as they look to bolster their attacking options, although a deal for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is still seen as more likely.
Aston Villa have made a “double your money” offer of £120,000 a week to Burnley defender James Tarkowski in a bid to beat out the competition for his signing from Everton and Fulham, among others.
Top Wimbledon officials will travel to the French Open to discuss their controversial ban on Russian and Belarusian players, but there still appear to be very few options left in a bid to reach a compromise to avoid having ranking points removed from the tournament.
Arsenal loan officer William Saliba has made it clear he wants to stay in Marseille despite Mikel Arteta opening the door for his return at the Emirates Stadium.
Eden Hazard has announced that he will remain at Real Madrid next season despite having endured three torrid years at the Bernabéu so far.
Chelsea is under pressure to complete its takeover by the end of May due to the need to comply with UEFA regulations and secure its place in next season’s Champions League.
A report in France claims that Mauricio Pochettino will be allowed to continue as Paris Saint-Germain manager for one more season before the club makes a bold bid to bring in Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Southampton’s new majority owner Dragan Solak is demanding changes after his poor end to the Premier League season, with options including sacking manager Ralph Hasenhuttl or completely changing his backroom staff under consideration.
Luton recruiting boss Mick Harford revealed he thought the Hatters had “another Gary Neville” on their books when New England squad James Justin was coming through the youth ranks at Kenilworth Road.
Reports in the Netherlands hint that Liverpool will make a move for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare if, as expected, they miss out on Aurelien Tchouameni to Champions League final rivals Real Madrid.
Mikel Arteta is set to make a move for Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek this summer if Eddie Nketiah leaves on a free transfer.
Celtic hope to make the signing of Portuguese king Jota permanent this week as his representatives are due to hold a final round of talks that should seal his £6.5m move from Benfica.
Allan McGregor could still remain at Rangers and the club will hold talks this week with two more of their key players in Leon Balogun and Steven Davis.
Defender Borna Barisic has moved to cool down speculation over his future at Rangers, as he has pledged to return to Ibrox next season despite being linked with Roma and Watford in recent transfer windows.
Teenage forward Rory Wilson has revealed he left Rangers as Aston Villa emerge as favorites to sign him.
Dundee is getting closer to naming its new manager, with Jack Ross and Shaun Maloney on the wish list.
Aiden McGeady could make a sensational return to Scottish football, with new Hibernian manager Lee Johnson keen to reunite with the winger who was part of his team at Sunderland.
St Johnstone defender Shaun Rooney is being hunted by Scott Brown’s Fleetwood Town, as well as closer clubs including St Mirren and Kilmarnock.