Papers: Man Utd considering Diomande move | Bayern monitoring Zinchenko

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


Manchester United are considering a move for Ousmane Diomande with Sporting prepared to compromise on their asking price in order to attract summer bids.

Marc Guehi is set to be given a chance to prove his worth for the Euros as part of England’s final preparations for the tournament.

Chelsea are reportedly at odds with Enzo Fernandez over the midfielder’s participation at the Paris Olympics.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been warned he will have to make changes at Manchester United – both on and off the field – incrementally to avoid any future issues with Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

Arne Slot could receive an early boost when he begins work as Liverpool boss on Saturday with the club reportedly ready to offer Conor Bradley a new long-term contract.

Sammy McIlroy has called on feuding sides to get together and save Morecambe, the club he guided into the Football League in 2007.


Bayern Munich are monitoring out-of-favour Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko, who could become Vincent Kompany’s first signing as their new manager.

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Vincent Kompany shares his thoughts following his appointment as Bayern Munich head coach

Arsenal physio Jordan Reece is set to join Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly on the brink of securing a deal for young talent James Overy, who has been playing non-league football in Devon.


Real Madrid will unveil Kylian Mbappe as their new star on Monday, according to a new report.

Spanish giants Real Madrid have reclaimed their position as Europe’s most valuable football club.


Manchester United have approached former Barcelona boss Xavi about becoming the club’s new manager, according to sensational reports in Spain.

Xavi will leave his role as Barcelona head coach at the end of the season
Xavi has left his role as Barcelona head coach

Everton are prepared to sell any of their star players this summer as they battle financial peril.

Antonio Conte is on the verge of taking over as Napoli boss – and is reportedly plotting a transfer raid on Chelsea this summer.

Despite being named as Barcelona’s manager, Hansi Flick has yet to be officially registered as the club’s new boss.

FIFA want to impose 18-team top divisions across the world of football, including the current 20-strong Premier League, as a war of words over the new Club World Cup continues.

Swansea City player liaison officer Huw Lake has been banned from football for a year for placing almost 2,500 bets on football in a five-year period – 130 times betting against the Swans.


Morocco defender Chadi Riad has completed a medical ahead of his proposed move to Crystal Palace.

Real Madrid are in talks about a new contract for highly-rated academy player Paulo Iago – but doubts have emerged on both sides over whether agreement will be reached.

Borussia Dortmund have signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with weapons manufacturer Rheinmetall.


Frank Lampard is among the initial candidates for the Burnley job, with the chairman Alan Pace running a full process to find Vincent Kompany’s successor rather than making a quick appointment.

Frank Lampard
Could Frank Lampard return to management at Burnley?

Pakistan bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi is set to withdraw from playing for the Welsh Fire in this year’s Hundred and could instead play in a shorter tournament in Canada.

England Rugby are facing criticism from players including Joe Marler after their summer Test against Japan was not picked up by a broadcaster and will instead be streamed on RugbyPass – Marler called the plan “dross”.


West Ham are in talks with Palmeiras over a deal to buy the 18-year-old attacker Luis Guilherme. The Brazil Under-20 international is valued by his club at about £25m.

Olympic champion Katie Ledecky says faith in the anti-doping system is at an “all-time low” in the wake of the way global regulators handled a case involving Chinese swimmers.


Kobbie Mainoo will sign a new deal with Manchester United following the Euros.

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Check out all the best angles of Kobbie Mainoo’s stunning curling strike against Liverpool

Ederson will have to hand in a transfer request if he wants to leave Manchester City.


Lazio sporting director Angelo Fabiani has hit out at Daichi Kamada’s agents ahead of a move to Crystal Palace.

Hugo Lloris says he was “pushed aside” at Tottenham during the final few months of his time at the club.

Lee Carsley and other England youth-team coaches will be on the ground in Germany this summer to scout England’s potential Euro 2024 knockout-round opponents.

Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo is on Liverpool’s transfer radar and has said he wants to play in the “biggest competitions, at the best clubs”.


Leicester City are expected to take their time over appointing a new manager with Enzo Maresca set to be confirmed as Chelsea’s head coach.

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Chelsea fans have shared split thoughts with Enzo Maresca set to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge

Michael Edwards has appointed a head of global goalkeeping as he continues to improve Liverpool’s strategy under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group – Hans Leitert, who is a former coach at Tottenham Hotspur and the author of The Art of Goalkeeping.

Alexander Zverev’s appeal hearing is under way in Berlin after a German court imposed a €450,000 (£380,000) fine on the tennis player for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend, the model Brenda Patea, with whom he has a three-year-old daughter.


After just one full season in the MLS, former Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis is close to sealing an £8m switch to Mexican side Cruz Azul from Atlanta United.

Hearts sporting director Joe Savage will step down from his role after three-and-a-half years at Tynecastle.

English outfits Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Blackpool are all keen to take a look at Queen’s Park kid Max Willoughby this summer.

Liam Polworth has been persuaded to stay at Kilmarnock after a last-ditch effort by boss Derek McInnes.

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