Manchester United make Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite a top summer target – Paper Talk | Football News


The top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s newspapers…


Football chiefs have had to put an emergency plan in place for a potential FA Cup final and Championship play-off date clash.

Manchester United have made Everton’s £75m-rated defender Jarrad Branthwaite one of their main summer transfer targets – and they may end up selling Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane to fund the deal.

 Jarrad Branthwaite celebrates after equalising for Everton against Spurs
Jarrad Branthwaite has been one of Everton’s best performers this season

Jadon Sancho will reportedly seek a permanent move away from Manchester United in the summer because he refuses to play for Erik ten Hag.

Manuel Akanji has told Trent Alexander-Arnold to keep his mouth shut until Liverpool win the Treble.

Brentford players were involved in a furious tunnel bust-up after their defeat at Arsenal, with angry stars confronting referee Rob Jones near the dressing rooms after the game as they were furious that Kai Havertz was not sent off before scoring the late winner.


Paul Pogba could be handed a shock return to football despite being hit with a four-year ban by a team playing in a Russia celebrity league.

Amad Diallo has removed all reference to Manchester United on his social media accounts.

Hollywood legend Adam Sandler was spotted in the stands at Stamford Bridge to take in Chelsea’s clash with Newcastle.

Oscar is being linked with a shock transfer return to Europe.


Manu Tuilagi is likely to leave Sale Sharks at the end of the season to move overseas, bringing his long England career and time in English rugby to an end.

Sir Keir Starmer has backed the banning of transgender women from women’s sport – after previously refusing to do so publicly.

Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar, as their interest in Mary Earps cools.

The All England Club has backed proposals for a reformed tennis calendar offering equal prize money all year round.


The Kobe Bryant statue unveiled on February 8 to honour the Los Angeles Lakers legend outside Arena has four typos on the box score on the base of the statue, the team confirmed to The Athletic on Monday.

Gabriel Martinelli is expected to miss Arsenal’s Champions League game against Porto on Tuesday due to a foot injury.

Manchester United will play Real Betis in a San Diego friendly on July 31.

UEFA’s disciplinary body has opened proceedings after a homophobic sign was allegedly held towards Brighton supporters by a fan in the Roma crowd during Thursday’s Europa League tie.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe meets Erik ten Hag at Manchester United's training ground (getty, uploaded Feb 2024)
Erik ten Hag is facing an uncertain future at Man Utd

INEOS’ decision regarding Erik ten Hag’s future will be partly influenced by the cost of dismissing him as Manchester United manager.


Mohamed Salah himself was highly influential in Egypt’s decision to exempt him from an upcoming international camp, with the Liverpool forward said to have pleaded with his nation directly to put his long-term fitness before a one-off tournament.

An emotional tribute to Terry Venables will be paid when England host Brazil later this month.

Supporters of Ligue 1 side Strasbourg, who are yet to win in 2024 and battling relegation under Patrick Vieira, plan to march in protest against their Clearlake Capital overlords at the end of this month.

A video has emerged of Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr being subjected to racial abuse by young fans on a recent visit to Morocco.

Pape Daouda Diong is a 17-year-old training with Chelsea after arriving from the Darou Salam Academy in Senegal.


Manchester United football director John Murtough has been filmed alongside the club’s director of negotiations Matt Hargreaves in Barcelona amid links to Mason Greenwood.

Liverpool are open to selling Luis Diaz at the right price this summer, according to surprise reports coming out of Colombia.


Ben Brereton Diaz was sensationally dropped from the Chile national team after being told he needs to know how to speak Spanish.


Luis Palma is the latest Celtic star struck down with a training ground injury.

Reo Hatate could be available for Celtic’s title showdown with Rangers at Ibrox on April 7.

Mark Fotheringham has dramatically jumped into the frame for the Aberdeen job.


Italian champions Napoli have entered the race for Lewis Ferguson as they attempt to duel with Juventus for the Scottish sensation’s services.


Lewis Ferguson is at the heart of an incredible transfer battle with five of the biggest clubs in Italy now locked in a £20m plus fight for his signature.

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