All the top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday’s national newspapers…
Chelsea withdrew from the race to sign Erling Haaland because they had doubts about his ability to play in the Premier League, according to reports.
Declan Rice will turn down a lucrative eight-year contract offer from West Ham amid transfer interest from former club Chelsea and Manchester United.
Borussia Dortmund are looking at another Ajax player – former West Ham striker Sebastian Haller – as a possible replacement for Manchester City-bound Erling Haaland.
Arsenal are prepared to make Eddie Nketiah one of the club’s highest-paid players to tempt him to stay at the Emirates.
Inter Milan have confirmed their interest in signing Paulo Dybala on a free transfer from Juventus – the forward is also reportedly a target for Manchester United and Tottenham.
James Rodriguez is set to turn down a move to David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami because he wants to return to Europe and play.
Scotland full-back Aaron Hickey is closing on a move to Arsenal.
Two MLS clubs have approached Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini over a deal to bring an end to his professional career in North America.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s daughter Karna has left Manchester United and returned to Norway with second-tier club AaFK Fortuna.
Former Brazil striker Hulk will face a “trial” next week at the country’s Superior Court of Sports Justice and could be banned for 12 games for kicking an opponent in the genitals while playing for Atletico Mineiro.
Liverpool are reportedly leading the race to sign Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni this summer.
Todd Boehly is set to splash the cash this summer at Chelsea once his £4.25bn takeover of the club is completed.
Kieran Trippier has admitted it could take Newcastle as many as five years before they challenge for the Premier League title.
Liverpool have reportedly paid Derby £500,000 to buy out Kaide Gordon’s transfer sell-on clause.
Jesse Lingard has reportedly priced himself out of a move to Newcastle United in the summer because of his £150,000 weekly wage demands as well as a signing-on fee and bonuses.
West Ham are looking to reignite their interest in Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.
Paul Collingwood is set to fight off late competition from Australian coach Matthew Mott to become England’s white-ball head coach.
The Great Britain National Tennis Academy in Stirling, set up following the success of Andy and Jamie Murray, is being shut down only three years after it was opened.
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