Thursday 17 February 2022 14:28, UK
All the top stories and transfer rumours from Sunday’s national newspapers…
Real Madrid want to exercise the buy-back clause they put into the deal when Tottenham signed wing-back Sergio Reguilon in 2020.
Jose Mourinho is determined to add Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka to his AS Roma squad in the summer after multiple previous failed bids.
Chelsea are mulling over a summer move for in-form Brighton star Adam Webster as they prepare themselves for a defensive shake-up.
Marc Overmars could be banned from Dutch football for life over the sexting scandal that forced his resignation from Ajax.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp appears to have dropped a huge clue over the future of forward Sadio Mane after conceding “clubs think differently” about a player’s age nowadays.
Mauricio Pochettino has been criticised in France for his inability to manage Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi.
Kylian Mbappe moved one step closer to breaking Lionel Messi’s long-standing record after scoring a dramatic late winner for Paris Saint-Germain.
The Football Association has said it will not contribute to a new fund for the care of former footballers suffering from dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions that was to be backed by the game’s major stakeholders, including the Premier League.
The Rugby Football Union has received a major financial boost with an injection of £90m as part of the deal that saw private equity firm CVC take a stake in the Six Nations.
British skeleton, one of the nation’s best-funded winter sports, is facing a brutal Olympic post-mortem after its medal-winning athletes were reduced to helpless back-markers in Beijing, and a row erupted over equipment.
Death threats, harassment and other intimidation tactics have been used against British journalists reporting on the Winter Olympics doping scandal involving one of Russia’s star figure skaters.
The United States would be prepared to bring criminal proceedings against Russia over the Winter Olympics drugs test controversy surrounding 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva, the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday.
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New Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold wants Ajax boss Eric Ten Hag to become the club’s next manager but players would prefer Mauricio Pochettino.
Manchester United will offer David de Gea a new contract after the Spain goalkeeper made a stunning return to top form.
Crystal Palace fear Cheikhou Kouyate will quit the club this summer to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
Derby County could turn the tables on the EFL and make their own compensation claim if they finish below Reading and are relegated from the Championship.
Paul Scholes says Manchester United’s current squad want no part of the “ugly side of the game” in a furious rant at their performance against Southampton.
Bournemouth are keen on Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O’Brien and mulling over a possible £10m bid.
The RSPCA has denied West Ham manager David Moyes’ suggestion it may give disgraced footballer Kurt Zouma animal welfare lessons.
Reading fans stormed onto the Madejski pitch after a 3-2 defeat against Coventry left them only two points above the relegation zone.
Fuming Birmingham fans lobbed tennis balls onto the pitch in protest against the club’s owners.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho threatened to walk away from his pre-match press conference as he snapped at reporters.
Borussia Dortmund are closing on a deal to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi in another sign that they are preparing for life without Erling Haaland.
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West Ham are delaying making their donation to the RSPCA until the probe into Kurt Zouma’s shameful cat-kicking video is concluded.
Stuart Broad admits he is feeling confused and angry about being dropped by England for the tour of the West Indies and says a five-minute phone call is all he has received from ECB officials in explanation.
Trimetazidine, the banned substance at the centre of the Kamila Valieva doping scandal at the Winter Olympics, was frequently used during the country’s state-sponsored doping years, former lab boss and whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov revealed.
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Aberdeen fans gave their flops pelters after they crashed out of the Scottish Cup at Fir Park.
Under-fire boss Stephen Glass has vowed he will not quit after Aberdeen were knocked out.
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