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


Jose Mourinho has rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi side Al Shabab, according to reports.

Tottenham have rejected a bid from Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi side for Emerson Royal.

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Martin Hardy of The Times and Jonathan Liew of The Guardian discuss Mohamed Salah’s injury at AFCON and what it could mean for Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes

Right-back Daniel Munoz wants a move to Crystal Palace – and will push Belgian side Genk to do a deal.

Middlesbrough are sweating on the availability of captain Jonny Howson and defender Isaiah Jones for their Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg against Chelsea on Tuesday.


Incoming Manchester United CEO Omar Berrada has been placed on gardening leave until the summer following his shock decision to quit Manchester City. City bosses were keen to avoid Berrada leaking details of their upcoming transfer targets and contract offers to potential signings.

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The Daily Mirror’s Darren Lewis and The Independent’s Miguel Delaney discuss Manchester United’s appointment of Omar Berrada as their new chief executive


Newcastle United have decided neither Kieran Trippier nor Callum Wilson are for sale and will block any attempt to lure them away this month.

The government is adamant Manchester City’s Premier League financial charges were not discussed during a meeting between the club and the sports minister last spring.

Emma Hayes says misogynistic comments about female pundits are symptomatic of a “sexist society” within English football.

New England rugby union captain Jamie George says his side’s home record is “not good enough” and wants to make Twickenham horrible for visiting teams.

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Jamie Carragher heaped praise on Diogo Jota after his double against Bournemouth and went on to say he believes he is a better finisher than both Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez


Bayern Munich are expected to test Newcastle’s new-found resolve not to sell Kieran Trippier with an improved bid for Eddie Howe’s England right-back.

Aston Villa have rejected an offer from West Ham to sign Jhon Duran on loan with an option to buy.

Ivan Toney is ready to stay at Brentford until the end of the season after making a summer move his priority as he heads into the final year of his contract.

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was left bemused after being put on the spot by Jamie Redknapp’s ‘cheesy’ captaincy question


Manchester United will send Dan Gore out on loan, just over a year after he was involved in a furious training ground bust-up with Anthony Martial.

A section of angry Bayern Munich supporters hit back at criticism from manager Thomas Tuchel during their 1-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen.

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A round-up of Sunday’s Premier League action including Liverpool’s win over Bournemouth which saw them top the table on Matchweek 21


Manchester City have been boosted by John Stones returning to training after an ankle injury.

John Terry says Chelsea are ‘a long way off the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool’ but insists Mauricio Pochettino is a ‘great manager’ that ‘needs time’ to transform the club.

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Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh discuss Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United as Lauren James scored a sensational hat-trick for the league leaders

Jordan Henderson may have to wait to make his Ajax debut because of a rule stemming from the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Aston Villa have made an improved bid for Middlesbrough forward Morgan Rogers after their opening two proposals were rejected by the Championship club.

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Darren Ambrose and Dean Ashton were shocked by the late drama at Bramall Lane after Sheffield United rescued a point against West Ham

Local businesses who benefit from being on the doorstep of Goodison Park are seeking new premises close to Everton’s new Bramley Moore Dock home.

Chelsea winger Diego Moreira will return to the club on Monday after curtailing his loan spell with Lyon, who want Everton’s Arnaut Danjuma as a replacement.

Everton are braced for a bid from Al Ittihad for midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, who is wanted as a replacement for Jordan Henderson.

Sheffield United are close to securing a £2m deal to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Ivo Grbic.

Burnley winger Darko Churlinov is set to join former club Schalke on loan for the rest of the season with an option to make the move permanent for £3m.

England face yet another injury scare ahead of the Six Nations after Ben Curry suffered an ankle injury playing for Sale Sharks.


Former ECB chairman Richard Thompson expects Saudi Arabia to invest in cricket worldwide – potentially The Hundred or Indian Premier League – before setting up any domestic competitions.


Christian Doidge admits he has no idea whether he has a future beyond the end of the season at Hibernian.

Rangers are closing on a deal to sign midfielder Mohamed Diomande from Danish club Nordsjaelland.

Dundee full-back Cammy Bell is wanted by Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss Duncan Ferguson but he will face competition from other Championship clubs.

Potential Rangers target Gijs Smal has reportedly been told to make his mind up over a new contract by his club FC Twente as he is now free to speak to clubs outside the Netherlands.

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