All the main news and transfer rumors from the Thursday papers…
Arsenal fear being left out of a deal for £100m West Ham captain Declan Rice due to competition from several rival clubs in the Premier League.
Manchester City will bank nearly £300m in prize money alone if they can clinch the treble.
Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will be at Wembley for the National League playoff final on Saturday to cheer on runners-up Notts County, who impressed them so much during the regular season.
Real Madrid are set to pull off a sensational double whammy this summer to bring not only Jude Bellingham but also PSG striker Kylian Mbappe to Spain.
Newcastle United will renew their interest in Leicester City’s English winger James Maddison this summer.
Ben Stokes is missing a vital match practice in the IPL with the Chennai Super Kings continuing to leave the England Test captain now fit to play an extra spinner.
IRFU chief executive Kevin Potts denied a Telegraph report that a sexist culture permeates its ranks, but conceded that Ireland’s rugby union had to “communicate better”.
Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is reported to have a “mechanism” in his contract, as does teammate Alexis Mac Allister, which would make it easier for Arsenal to secure his services in the summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certain that current Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick will manage Manchester United at some point in his career.
Rafael Leao has put an end to speculation about his future with AC Milan by agreeing terms on a new five-year deal, news that will disappoint Liverpool and Chelsea.
Bayern Munich have ruled themselves out of making an offer for in-demand Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.
Mason Mount is likely to have a more positive outlook at Chelsea if Mauricio Pochettino becomes the club’s next manager.
Five players from high-profile clubs in Brazil, including Fluminense, have been suspended as part of a long-term match-fixing investigation.
Mumbai Indians will offer Jofra Archer a new multi-year deal that would require the ECB to get permission from the IPL franchise to pick him for England.
Crisis-hit UK Athletics has requested up to £300,000 from UK Sport to help cover the costs of July’s Diamond League meeting and will find out if it has been successful at the end of May.
Arsenal striker Reiss Nelson has interest from a host of clubs, with Serie A giants AC Milan joining Premier League rivals West Ham and Fulham to prepare a bid. for him if he can’t secure a new deal with the Gunners.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been offered a contract to play in Saudi Arabia next season, which would triple his current salary from Tottenham.
Arsenal are ready to reward goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a new long-term contract after his impressive form in the club’s surprise title challenge.
Jamie Vardy says keeping Leicester in the Premier League this season would be above winning the title or FA Cup as his greatest achievement at the club.
World Athletics will review the case involving American sprint coach Rana Reider after she was slapped with a one-year probation order for a relationship with one of her athletes in which an “imbalance of power” existed.
Mateo Kovacic is likely to leave Chelsea in the summer with Bayern Munich and both Manchester City and Manchester United interested in the midfielder.
West Brom striker Karlan Grant is likely to receive interest from Rangers in the summer.
Arsenal could look to bolster their defensive options this summer with offers being considered for Crystal Palace centre-back Marc Guehi and Leicester wing-back Timothy Castagne.
Serving coach Thomas Gronnemark, teased who first joined Liverpool in 2018, will leave the club at the end of the season.
Jake Paul says that Tommy Fury has to be “more realistic” in his demands and that is why his next fight will not be against the British fighter but with former UFC star Nate Diaz.
Reports in South America have hinted that Liverpool have first approached Brighton over Alexis Mac Allister as they try to make an early addition to their midfield for next season.
Sheikh Jassim plans to offer roles to a number of former Manchester United stars if he can complete the purchase of the club from the Glazer family.
Multiple Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin made a successful return to the dressage ring at the Royal Windsor Show just two months after giving birth to daughter Isabella.
Rangers have seen a £7m offer for American striker Haji Wright turned down by his club Antalyaspor, according to reports in Turkey.
Greek international Fotis Ioannidis, a longtime target for Celtic, has pledged his future to Panathinaikos by signing a new four-year contract.
Copenhagen are the latest team to show interest in Honduran striker Luis Palma, according to reports in Greece, where he plays his club soccer at Aris Thessaloniki.
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Rangers are considering signing Chelsea defender Dujon Sterling, who is out of contract this summer.
Neil Lennon is ready to open talks with Olympiakos to become his next coach.
Celtic fans have been warned not to buy tickets at the Inverness end for the Scottish Cup final as they will be canceled and unusable if found.