All the top stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s national newspapers…
Chelsea are in advanced talks with Manchester City over a deal to bring central defender Nathan Ake back to the club.
A group of eight former footballers are calling on Staffordshire Police to launch a new investigation into allegations of “historical sexual, physical and mental abuse” in Stoke City.
Manchester United are closing in on the double signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and winger Antony, with both players excited about the move to Old Trafford.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are next in line for new Liverpool contracts after Joe Gomez secured his future at Anfield on Thursday.
Manchester United have joined Ajax in the race to take over striker Brian Brobbey from RB Leipzig.
Erik ten Hag has put in place a series of tough measures to bring back unity and discipline at Manchester United, warning players that they will be banned for information leakage and dropped if they are late for training or team meetings.
Leeds are willing to pay a club record £31.6million to sign Belgian striker Charles de Ketelaere.
Nottingham Forest are about to land Neco Williams and Omar Richards in a double wing attack worth over £25million.
Steven Fletcher returns to his native Scotland to join Dundee United.
Matthijs de Ligt has suspended talks with Chelsea, according to reports, as he awaits an official offer from his favorite destination Bayern Munich.
FIFA confirms that no alcohol will be for sale to supporters during matches at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder has emerged as a serious contender to replace Cristiano Ronaldo if the Manchester United attacker leaves the club for a second time this summer.
Chelsea are planning to talk with Reece James about a new contract amid interest in the England defender from Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Arsenal have reportedly made offers for Lille and Kosovo winger Edon Zhegrova, a player described as the “new Eden Hazard”.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is “pushing” the club’s new owners to pull out all the stops and sign PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe for a fee of just over £50million.
Barcelona are waiting for a response from Bayern Munich after making a £34 million offer for striker Robert Lewandowski.
Premier League clubs have been sent red after Luis Suarez confirmed a deal to play in Argentina with River Plate has collapsed.
Arsenal midfielder Matt Smith is wanted by a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs, including Luton Town and Millwall.
Rory McIlroy has urged LIV Tour and PGA Tour officials to hold peace talks to prevent golf from being split to pieces.
Chelsea have emerged as serious rivals to Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are willing to sign Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta in a more complex swap deal.
Gabriel Jesus wants to “win everything” at Arsenal and hopes to emulate Gunners legend Thierry Henry.
Wolves attacker Fabio Silva is rented out for a season to the Belgian club Anderlecht.
Rangers Joe Aribo will receive a medical check before his move to Southampton for £6million plus add-ons and a sales fee.
Watford signs Barcelona striker Rey Manaj.
Norwich is in talks to take over 23-year-old Sao Paulo midfielder Gabriel Sara.
England team diversity adviser Edleen John will leave her role as one of the FA’s most senior executives after a scathing investigation into claims she has bullied colleagues.
The ECB takes control of player agent registration amid growing fears of corruption due to the rapid growth of lucrative franchise leagues.
Wimbledon is under pressure to rethink its dress code after he was accused of turning a blind eye to female players’ fears of having to compete in traditional white clothing during their periods.
Sharron Davies has made an extraordinary attack on the Rugby Football Union for not yet banning transgender women from playing women’s rugby.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
Karamoko Dembele hopes to show Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou what he’s missing after moving to France with Ligue 1 club Brest.
Rangers are ready to make a move for Wales international Tom Lawrence, who is a free agent following his departure from Derby County.
MK Dons is on the trail of Rangers winger Josh McPake, who starred in the early stages of the Ibrox club’s pre-season campaign.