October 11, 2022
Man Utd: Erik ten Hag orders players to train early for pre-season this summer – Paper Talk |  Transfer Center News

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


Erik ten Hag reportedly ordered Manchester United flops to report for pre-season training two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

Liverpool are said to be ‘unlikely’ to be able to secure new deals for the three Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Mo Salah warming up ahead of Champions League semi-final first leg
Mohamed Salah’s contract at Liverpool expires at the end of next season

Manchester United have reportedly plotted to hijack Chelsea’s plan to buy Borno Sosa from Stuttgart, who has been compared to David Beckham.

Electronic Arts announced on Tuesday that it is officially ending its nearly three-decade video game partnership with FIFA after demanding $1 billion for the rights.


Manchester United will scour the free transfer market this summer to help rebuild Erik ten Hag, meaning stars such as Paulo Dybala at Juventus and Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona could be targeted.

Manchester United could be swooping in for RB Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele in their hunt to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to reports.

Barcelona are interested in the transfer of Liverpool star Sadio Mane as the forward plans to join La Liga, according to reports in Spain.

Real Madrid have inserted a £340m buyout clause in Antonio Rudiger’s contract.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final, Second Leg match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.  Picture date: Wednesday January 12, 2022.
Antonio Rudiger has agreed to sign a four-year contract with Real Madrid

Teddy Sheringham fears Antonio Conte will abandon Tottenham if he loses the North London Derby and misses the Champions League.

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany has reportedly played a key role in helping the club seal Erling Haaland’s £51m move.

Athletic Bilbao could target under-fire PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is set to be sacked this summer, according to reports.


Ralf Rangnick has missed out on a £1million bonus after failing to lead Manchester United into the top four.


The government has told Roman Abramovich that the charitable foundation planned to distribute the proceeds from the sale of Chelsea cannot bear his name, nor be controlled by the Russian-born oligarch or anyone linked to him.

Bruce Buck is set to remain Chelsea chairman under a new management structure proposed by the Todd Boehly-led consortium.


Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi appear to have given up on their chances in England as they are reportedly set to switch allegiance to Ghana.


Yaya Toure will speak with Tottenham to discuss a possible full-time coaching job at the north London club before the end of the month after starting work at the club’s academy in December.


Arsenal are doing everything they can to keep Eddie Nketiah but face a massive battle as six Premier League clubs – including Crystal Palace and West Ham – want to sign him.

Eddie Nketiah celebrates his second goal of the match against Leeds
Eddie Nketiah should be a free agent this summer

Brendon McCullum has emerged as a strong contender to be England’s new head coach, and the former New Zealand skipper could be in charge in time for England to face his country in the first Test of the summer.


Anthony Watson has revealed he is faster than ever after returning to top form to line up for England’s tour of Australia this summer.

Eddie Jones has held talks with Top 14 giants Racing 92 over taking on a role after his contract with the Rugby Football Union expired, according to French press reports.

There will be no knockout matches in next season’s Champions Cup, despite the format’s success in the 2021-22 competition in the Round of 16 stage.

The world’s top male players have called for ranking points to be stripped from Wimbledon this summer in a major escalation in the row over the All England Club’s banning of Russian and Belarusian players.

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