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Wednesday's transfer gossip and football rumours

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


  • Tottenham have reportedly made an approach for Maurizio Sarri as they go on the lookout for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
  • Manchester United's stock market value plunged by around £150m as plans for a European Super League crumbled.


  • Manchester United and Liverpool have entered the race to sign Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri this summer, according to reports.
  • Hector Bellerin is edging towards a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
  • Mohamed Salah has received some relief from Liverpool's struggles - by being appointed Egypt's permanent captain.
  • Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck ultimately led the Blues' exit from the European Super League but it was Roman Abramovich's anger that brought the whole house of cards down.


  • Arsenal are set to battle Premier League rivals Leicester City for the signing of exciting Empoli midfielder Samuele Ricci, according to reports.
  • Tottenham's decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho was made due to fears that up to 10 players would look to leave the club, it has been reported.


  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he will be leaving Twitter as the outrage surrounding the European Super League takes over the social media site.
  • Kylian Mbappe has reportedly started searching for a house in Madrid as speculation he could leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer intensifies.


  • Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has said he is "not surprised" to see The Super League falling apart.


  • Women's sport could generate more than £1bn per year by 2030, and increasing the visibility of female athletes and teams is key to unlocking the huge sum.
  • Schalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday.


  • John Kennedy has revealed he's set for a first face-to-face meeting with Celtic's new chief executive Dominic McKay before the end of the week - but insists he won't treat it as an interview for the manager's job.


  • John Kennedy has revealed for the first time he could leave Celtic this summer.
  • Rangers will have to wait to discover the outcome of the SFA hearing for the Covid Five.

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