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Friday's transfer gossip and football rumours


Friday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football according to the national newspapers.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has opened the door for Paris Saint-Germain to make a substantial bid for on-loan striker Moise Kean but the club have placed a £45m price tag on the Italy international.
  • Phil Foden has decided to part ways with the social media company that runs his Twitter account over a contentious message to Kylian Mbappe in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final triumph over Borussia Dortmund.
  • The £305m Saudi Arabia-backed bid to buy Newcastle United will be re-submitted if the club wins its arbitration case against the Premier League.

THE SUN

  • Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic with the defender's transfer fee set at £38m this summer.
  • Barnsley have warned Crystal Palace off nicking boss Valerien Ismael this summer.
  • Harry Kane can be forgiven for considering his future at Tottenham with Manchester United claimed to be interested, according to Dimitar Berbatov.
  • Sead Kolasinac is willing to take a 50 per cent pay cut to make his loan move to Schalke permanent this summer, according to reports.

DAILY MAIL

  • The Premier League has shifted its calendar to allow each club to play in front of its own supporters - but no away fans will be admitted.
  • Europe's biggest clubs are expected to make a grab for greater control of the Champions League, when they hold crucial talks on Friday.
  • The attack on Real Madrid's team bus by Liverpool supporters only served to spur on the Spanish side, claims Federico Valverde.
  • Carlos Vinicius looks unlikely to return to Benfica next season, with a Premier League battle between Tottenham and Wolves brewing over his signature.
  • Lucas Torreira has continued to make his feelings clear to Arsenal that he is desperate to join Boca Juniors.
  • Footballers are paying as much as £4,000 a month to outsource their social media activity.
  • Watford are set to offer Ashley Young a shock return to the club - 14 years after he left Vicarage Road.
  • Mauricio Pochettino has promised Paris Saint-Germain fans he will 'fight' to keep hold of star man Kylian Mbappe amid strong interest from Real Madrid.

DAILY MIRROR

  • Netherlands boss Frank de Boer has told Virgil van Dijk to forget about playing in this summer's European Championships and instead focus on his Liverpool comeback.
  • Arsenal face losing Eddie Nketiah after convincing Folarin Balogun to sign a new deal at the Emirates.
  • Paul Pogba says Granada's players were trying to get him sent off during his fleeting appearance for Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals.

THE TIMES

  • Mo Farah and Dina Asher-Smith are expected to lead a strong British contingent at a Diamond League meeting in the North East next month after the event was switched from Morocco to Gateshead.

THE GUARDIAN

  • Carlo Ancelotti has claimed a central midfielder and striker are not transfer priorities for Everton this summer because the club trust Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Paris Saint-Germain have yet to make a permanent move for Moise Kean.

DAILY STAR

  • Mino Raiola's demands for Erling Haaland have forced one Premier League side to "pull out" of a transfer.
  • Manchester United and Liverpool are among the club eyeing up a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, who brands himself the 'Serbian Zlatan Ibrahimovic'.

DAILY RECORD

  • Scottish football is set for a huge Covid shot in the arm next month with padlocks set to come off the turnstiles in time to let fans in for the end-of-season top-flight playoffs.
  • Jubilant Stephen Glass has revealed Celtic were on the phone trying to keep Scott Brown when he was up signing his pre-contract.
  • Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish believes Celtic need to get the "wheels turning again" in their search to name Neil Lennon's permanent successor.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

  • Cops probing claims Neil Lennon breached Covid rules with an alleged cross-border pub trip have said no English laws were broken.
  • Jim Goodwin has been given a three-match ban by the SFA after confronting ref Don Robertson.

DAILY EXPRESS

  • Manchester United have held talks about a blockbuster deal for Erling Haaland with Mino Raiola, according to reports.
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