Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes Ethan Ampadu has a big call to make over his Chelsea career as he stressed the importance of minutes on the pitch.
Alexis Sanchez has revealed he asked his agent if he could leave Manchester United and return to Arsenal after only one training session.
Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek has been hailed as the “embodiment of pride” that former club Ajax have in their young players.
Arsenal announced the signing of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on this day in 2013 for a club-record fee of £43million.
What the papers say Liverpool have dampened their interest in signing Wolves’ Adama Traore, the Daily Mirror says. Traore starred at Molineux last season, but Jurgen Klopp has instead turned his attention to Ismaila Sarr, who is currently on the books at Watford.
Wayne Rooney completed a high-profile move to Manchester United on this day in 2004.
What the papers say The Lionel Messi speculation continues at fever pitch, with Manchester City said to be ready to part with as many as four players to secure the 33-year-old. The Manchester Evening News says if City cannot secure Messi on a free transfer – a contractual matter still in dispute at Barcelona – they would offer Spanish defender Eric Garcia, 19, and Angelino, 23, to lower a transfer fee tipped to be around £200million. Spanish website Sport says City are prepared to offer £89.5m, plus Garcia, midfielder Bernardo Silva, 26, and forward Gabriel Jesus, 23. The Times says Messi phoned City manager Pep Guardiola last week to tell him he wants to leave Barcelona.
Ahead of the new campaign, the PA news agency takes a statistical look at the 2020/21 Premier League season.
Dean Henderson has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United, the club have announced.
Harry Maguire’s legal team have lodged an appeal against the Manchester United captain’s conviction for assaulting a police offer and attempted bribery.
There is “no chance” Harry Maguire will apologise to the Greek police officers involved in his assault case, according to his brother.
The lawyer who represented two police officers in the Harry Maguire assault case says it is “shocking” that there has been no apology from the Manchester United captain and his co-defendants.
What the papers say Europe’s biggest clubs are circling for Lionel Messi after he faxed Barcelona demanding a transfer this summer, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris St Germain reportedly heading the race to sign him. The Daily Mail says the Argentinian superstar made the request after crunch talks with new manager Ronald Koeman. The report said Messi is ready to use a disputed clause in his contract which allows him to move for free. City have been considered strong contenders to sign the 33-year-old, with manager Pep Guardiola having led him through several glorious seasons at Barca.
Mason Greenwood has earned his maiden England call-up after a hugely impressive campaign with Manchester United.
What the papers say Chelsea are on the cusp of completing two major transfers, having agreed deals to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva, according to The Times. The Blues are set to spend more in this transfer window than any other. With Havertz all but secured on a deal that could rise to £90million, Ben Chilwell poised to join Chelsea from Leicester for around £50m, those two players and Silva are reportedly set to cost the Londoners more than £200m. Thiago is expected to decide his future early this week, the Evening Standard reports.
What the papers say Barcelona’s shake-up is causing ripples throughout Europe, with new manager Ronald Koeman eager to sign a host of players including Manchester City’s 19-year-old centre-back Eric Garcia, Spanish website Sport reports. Koeman may also cause disappointment in England in seeking to keep Philippe Coutinho, who has been on loan at Bayern Munich and linked to Premier League sides including Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester, according to Mundo Deportivo. Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez and Valencia and Spain full-back Jose Gaya are also said to be on Koeman’s wish list.
Paul Pogba will not be sold by Manchester United this summer and talks over a new contract at Old Trafford will start soon, according to the France midfielder’s agent.
Romelu Lukaku’s own goal handed Sevilla a record-extending sixth Europa League triumph as Inter Milan’s hopes died in agonising fashion.
What the papers say New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has marked Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as a prime target for the Spanish giants. Citing a report in Algemeen Dagblad, the Daily Express says Koeman has a strong relationship with the 29-year-old from their time together with the Dutch national team and has asked Wijnaldum not to sign a new deal with the Reds.
Manchester United must be careful not to hinder Mason Greenwood’s development if they sign a forward, according to former Red Devils striker Andy Cole.
What the papers say One of the biggest transfers of recent years could be about to happen, with Manchester City the front-runners to sign Lionel Messi. Spain’s Esporte Interativo reports Messi has demanded an immediate exit from beleaguered Barcelona after Friday’s 8-2 Champions League embarrassment against Bayern Munich, which he felt was the result of a long-term lack of planning at the Catalan club. City, one of only a small list of clubs that could accommodate Messi’s wage demands, are first in line to sign the 33-year-old, a move which would reunite him with one of Barca’s most successful managers, Pep Guardiola.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer underlined the need to strengthen his squad after Manchester United’s heartbreaking Europa League semi-final loss to Sevilla.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer highlighted the need to improve after wastefulness and lax defending helped end Manchester United’s Europa League dreams in a third semi-final defeat of the season.
Manchester United’s Europa League dreams went up in smoke as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lost a third semi-final of the season despite dominating large parts of a tense clash with Sevilla.
Manchester United winger Tahith Chong has completed a season-long loan move to Werder Bremen.
Bruno Fernandes believes Europa League glory will help breed further success at Manchester United.
Twitter has apologised to Manchester United defender Phil Jones for mocking him on its official UK account.
Julen Lopetegui is ready to take down the “biggest team in the world” as the Sevilla head coach turns his attention to Manchester United having knocked Wolves out of the Europa League.
Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Jadon Sancho despite Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insisting the England international will still be with the German club for the 2020/21 season.
Jadon Sancho has been included in Borussia Dortmund’s squad for their pre-season training camp in Switzerland despite continued interest from Manchester United.