All the top stories and transfer rumors from Saturday’s national newspapers…
Barcelona’s hopes of keeping Premier League target Frenkie de Jong are fading as they face not being able to register a number of their summer signings if unable to balance their books.
Cesc Fabregas has made an emotional plea to his former team-mate Lionel Messi to quit PSG and return to Barcelona.
Marcos Alonso is pushing to leave Chelsea in the wake of Marc Cucurella’s signing and is looking to force an exit to Barcelona before the end of the summer.
Dele Alli could line up as a makeshift striker when Everton open their Premier League campaign with injuries and suspensions badly affecting Frank Lampard’s option.
Leeds United hope to wrap up a £22m deal for young PSG striker Arnaud Kalimuendo in the next week.
Thomas Tuchel has made the extraordinary claim that the Chelsea No 9 is ‘cursed’ and that none of his players want to touch it.
Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury has made an offer to Derek Chisora for a “trilogy fight”.
Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Youri Tielemans with Leicester City looking to replace their in-demand midfielder with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.
Jurgen Klopp has no plans to add more players to his Liverpool squad before the transfer window closes despite a mini injury crisis overshadowing the build-up to their season opener at Fulham.
Nottingham Forest have made an approach to RB Leipzig over a loan deal for left-back Angelino, who has also been linked with Brighton.
Willian is in talks over a shock return to the Premier League, with reports suggesting Fulham are ready to sign the 35-year-old former Arsenal and Chelsea winger.
Richard Thompson is set to be named the ECB’s new chair – with the Surrey chief’s imminent appointment ending their year-long search after Ian Watmore’s exit
Tottenham target Destiny Udogie was left out of Udinese’s squad for a Coppa Italia clash with Feralpisalso amid talk that a £20m move to London is imminent.
Chelsea might have to fork out only £12.5m to sign Inter Milan youngster Cesare Casadei because of the Serie A club’s financial issues.
Roma have reportedly reduced their asking price for Tottenham target Nicolo Zainolo but he will still cost any suitor more than £40m.
RB Leipzig are increasingly confident that they can seal a loan deal with Chelsea for striker Timo Werner to return to the club.
Leeds United want to name their training ground after Marcelo Bielsa despite sacking him as the club’s manager last season.
Former Yorkshire player and coach Andrew Gale has been charged by the ECB over a historic anti-Semitic Twitter post which resurfaced during the club’s racism scandal.
Aberdeen are weighing up a loan move for Liverpool’s young midfielder Leighton Clarkson.
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Kilmarnock are reportedly closing on a deal to sign form Manchester United youngster Deji Sotona.