OFFICIAL NOW: French superstar Kylian Mbappe signed 5 yrs contract with Manchester United after turning down Madrid and Arsenal offer last night – DONE DEAL ✅

OFFICIAL NOW: French superstar Kylian Mbappe signed 5 yrs contract with Manchester United after turning down Madrid and Arsenal offer last night – DONE DEAL ✅




Kylian Mbappe explores Premier League move after being left unimpressed by Real Madrid – Paper Talk

Plus: Arsenal want at least £30m for Eddie Nketiah; West Ham to move for Wolves’ Max Kilman if they sell Nayef Aguerd; Sunderland set to move for Bournemouth’s Kieffer Moore; Ross County tell Hearts they don’t want to lose Yan Dhanda in January despite his contract winding down

Last Updated: 08/01/24 7:25am


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




PSG and France superstar Kylian Mbappe is exploring other options, including a move to the Premier League, after being unimpressed by Real Madrid’s attempts to push him into signing a pre-contract agreement.



Exeter Chiefs wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, who was born in Cardiff, will take his first steps to representing England over Wales by joining a pre-Six Nations meet up with Steve Borthwick’s squad in Bristol next week.


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Reports in Spain have suggested that Tottenham’s desire to add to their defensive options could include an offer for Sevilla centre-back Loic Bade.



Newcastle’s hopes of signing Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips on loan might have improved with Juventus reportedly unwilling to meet the Premier League club’s demands for a fee and salary coverage.


Joao Felix’s wage during his loan at Barcelona has been increased by 900 per cent “for fair play” after he was initially registered on a low salary in the summer so they could complete his move from Atletico Madrid.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whose 25 per cent stake in Manchester United is awaiting approval, appears to have made a better start to his involvement with the Premier League giants than the Glazers.


Borussia Dortmund are continuing negotiations with Manchester United over a loan fee for Jadon Sancho.


Chelsea have received a formal loan proposal from Borussia Dortmund for left-back Ian Maatsen but have still to agree the terms.


Paul Heckingbottom is due a sizable bonus should Sheffield United stay up this season – despite getting the sack.




Arsenal would want at least £30m from any suitor for striker Eddie Nketiah, who has failed to nail down a place in Mikel Arteta’s first-team plans despite a lack of options up front.



FIFA is working on options for the 2026 World Cup in the United States which could include the final being played indoors at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, because of likely hot summer temperatures.


Amad Diallo has dispelled rumours that he wants to leave Manchester United after he was bizarrely linked to joining whichever club currently unemployed manager Tony Mowbray is appointed by next.




Reports in Spain have hinted that Manchester United and Newcastle United are interested in signing former Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen from Barcelona, although the player is keen to stay in Spain despite not being a first-team regular.





West Ham will make a move for Wolves defender Max Kilman if they raise funds by selling Nayef Aguerd – potentially to Saudi Arabia – in January.


Dorival Júnior has resigned as head coach of São Paulo to take charge of Brazil’s national team, the club said in a statement on Sunday.




Erik ten Hag does not feel more pressure to win trophies at Manchester United following Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s arrival.


Jesse Lingard, who remains a free agent despite being linked with a number of Premier League clubs, recently offered himself to Barcelona according to reports in Spain.



Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs showing interest in Palmeiras’ teen sensation Estevao Willian, who has been dubbed “Little Messi”.


Sunderland are ready to make a move to bolster their striking options with an offer for out-of-favour Bournemouth target man Kieffer Moore.


Bolton Wanderers are showing interest in former Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah, who is available on a free transfer after recently trialling with Stoke City.




Jordan Henderson will risk having to pay at least £3m in tax to HMRC should he return to the Premier League in January, as current tax laws mean anyone working overseas has to do so for at least 12 months or pay 45 per cent on their earnings if they return early.



Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been forced to cancel a team bonding trip to St George’s Park, scheduled to last for three days, as they have to replay their FA Cup third round tie with Bristol City.


Former Pakistan coach Grant Bradburn is set to replace Matthew Maynard as the all-format head coach at Glamorgan County Cricket Club.


Jockeys riding at British racing’s first ever Sunday night meeting have revolted against the new initiative calling it “a joke”.




Celtic has been floated as a possible destination for Jordan Henderson, should he get his wish and leave Al-Ettifaq, because of his relationship with Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers.


Ross County have told Hearts they do not want to lose playmaker Yan Dhanda in January and could gamble on letting him leave as a free agent in the summer to try and stay in the Scottish Premiership.


Rangers could remain in position to sign former Hibs defender Josh Doig after reports he was about to join Torino were shut down by their head coach Ivan Juric.


Rapid Vienna sports director Markus Katzer has played down talk of any players leaving the club in January, including possible Celtic target Nicolas Kuhn.


Potential Rangers transfer target Million Manhoef has insisted he is ready to continue fighting for his current club Vitesse Arnhem if they decide not to cash in on him.



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