Man Utd’s Erik ten Hag monitors Mason Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea and plans to move – Paper Talk | Soccer News

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


New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is closely monitoring Mason Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea as he eyes a shock move for the England midfielder.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all in the market for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023.

Arsenal and Chelsea are the main competitors for Everton striker Richarlison, who recently said he is considering his future at Goodison Park.

Inter Milan are ready to offer Stefan de Vrij as part of a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to reports in Italy.

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Ahead of the season, Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea will ‘assess’ Romelu Lukaku’s future at the club this summer

Manchester United and Arsenal could be among the teams preparing an offer for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who will leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer.

West Ham are close to completing their £7.6million permanent transfer for PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Brentford are hoping to add Danish international defender Rasmus Kristensen to their squad in a £10m deal from RB Salzburg this summer.

West Ham are finalizing details of a £30m deal for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.

Jurrien Timber will only move to Manchester United if ‘the image is good’.

US sports mogul Mark Attanasio is in talks over an investment in Norwich.

The French minister who blamed the chaos of the Champions League final on Liverpool supporters is now facing calls to resign.


Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made ‘quiet’ offers for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount amid interest from Manchester United.

Chelsea's Mason Mount celebrates his goal
Newspaper reports claim Mason Mount Chelsea contract talks stalled


UEFA continued to employ an ethics and disciplinary inspector despite the discovery that he had been reprimanded for placing thousands of bets on matches, including some on his own national team to lose.

Frenkie de Jong has given Manchester United a summer transfer setback by saying he wants to stay at Barcelona.

Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Raheem Sterling, who will discuss with Manchester City bosses his future at the club after the Nations League fixtures in England in June.

Tottenham’s signing of Ivan Perisic won’t stop them from going after Eintracht Frankfurt full-back Filip Kostic.

Durham starter Matthew Potts is set to make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand this week.


Jason McAteer has admitted he feared another Hillsborough was unfolding before his eyes when his family was caught up in the chaos of the pre-Champions League final at the Stade de France.

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Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol said the events outside the Stade de France did not match what French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin considered a fraud.

Tottenham will face Nottingham Forest for the signing of Djed Spence, the Middlesbrough wing-back valued at £15million.

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has her sights set on competing for the United States at the Olympics.

Rob Key has outlined his radical vision to fix the national team by revealing he is backing fewer County Championship matches under a new 12-team structure.

Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for three of the four world heavyweight title belts scheduled for July 23 in Saudi Arabia has been postponed until mid-August.


Tottenham have been told they will need to find £54million to sign Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.

Leeds United are hoping Jesse Marsch as manager will give them an edge as they seek to sign Danish defender Rasmus Kristensen from Marsch’s former employers Red Bull Salzburg.


Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender William Saliba should the Gunners decide against adding him to their first-team plans.

Juventus are considering a move for Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte this summer according to a report in Italy.

Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez with the Premier League trophy
Aymeric Laporte lifted his fourth Premier League trophy with Manchester City this season

Newcastle are ready to swoop for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but he could cost them £85million – the fee the Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for.

Jude Bellingham leads the latest generation of young black footballers who come to terms with the game’s inability to protect them from racism.

Middlesbrough’s £15m price tag for Djed Spence may prove too high for Nottingham Forest to tie their loan to a permanent deal.


Chelsea are ready to renew their interest in Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest and could use the Catalan club’s interest in Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to secure a deal down the line as they will need to make these players prominent on their payroll.

Lionel Messi has said he was unable to run at full speed for six weeks due to the impact of contracting Covid-19 on his lungs in January.

Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has earned his UEFA ‘A’ coaching license after working for his badge in Belgium.

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Graeme Souness is adamant that Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has no weaknesses in his game and is the complete package you would want in a midfielder.

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt is set to be unveiled as ADO Den Haag’s next manager later this week.

Liverpool have already been inundated with more than 5,000 testimonials from supporters about their horrific experiences in the Champions League final.

Chelsea have rekindled their interest in Barcelona’s versatile full-back Sergino Dest.


Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is reportedly keen to move to Manchester United and be part of the Erik ten Hag revolution.

Boxing icon Eric “Butterbean” Esch has revealed he’s in the best shape of his life and called out Jake Paul as he prepares for one last fight at the age of 55.


Livingston star Alan Forrest is expected to choose a move to Hearts over Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United.

Leeds United face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham for highly sought-after Celtic and Scotland Under-17 international goalkeeper Rory Mahady.