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New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s relationship with Roc Nation, which looks after Romelu Lukaku’s commercial interests, could play a big part in a potential move to Inter Milan this summer.

Leeds United scored twice in a minute against bitter rivals Manchester United thanks to Rodrigo and Raphinha, sparking wild celebrations at Elland Road.
Arsenal have joined the race for Leeds United’s Raphinha

Arsenal are among clubs considering a summer move for Leeds United winger Raphinha.


Chelsea hope Thiago Silva’s friendship with Presnel Kimpembe will tempt the Paris Saint-Germain defender to join Stamford Bridge this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain's Presnel Kimpembe battles for the ball with Atalanta's Mario Pasalic
Chelsea interested in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe (left)

Manchester United are in talks with one of their top teenage stars – Alejandro Garnacho – about a new deal as ties continue to grow over a move to Juventus.

Miguel Almiron will not leave Newcastle United this summer, according to his agent, who says his client is at “the best club in the world”.


England footballers face a double bill during November’s World Cup after being advised to protect their belongings at home and provide private security for any wives and girlfriends traveling to Qatar.

Arsenal are ready to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer and could have a willing partner for a deal in Nottingham Forest, the Premier League’s new boys.

Ainsley Maitland Niles
Arsenal are ready to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, with Nottingham Forest interested

Sevilla general manager Jose Maria Cruz de Andres has admitted Jules Kounde wants to leave the club this summer, citing Chelsea as one of his possible destinations alongside Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

Newcastle United’s signing of Matt Targett could mean an exit from St James’ Park for Jamal Lewis, while goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is reportedly in talks over a move to Preston.


Manchester United are promoting a new first-team chef who will work with the club’s nutritionists to provide players with more appropriate menus to eat in Carrington and at home.


Andrea Pirlo returns to the coaching ranks and takes over the coaching role at Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk.

Andrea Pirlo is expected to return as manager of Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk

Wolves are set to renew their efforts to sign midfielder Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon amid doubts about Ruben Neves’ future at Molineux.

Formula 1 bosses are hoping to host a South African Grand Prix next year, 30 years after the last race in Africa, to be hosted at the legendary Kyalami circuit.


ACR Messina, which shocked Italian football by rising to Serie A in 2004, is on the brink of extinction after being put up for sale for just 85p. They are currently in Series C and the deadline to complete a sale is Sunday.


Rangers face an exodus from the backrooms this summer as Leicester City are set to snap up club doctor Mark Waller and physio Adam Roberts en route to rugby union side Bristol Bears, in addition to chief scout Andy Scoulding’s impending departure to Tottenham.

Hoffenheim will make an offer for Manchester City defender Ko Itakura, who is also a target for Celtic.

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