Liverpool to be frontrunners for Mason Mount if he leaves Chelsea – Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News

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Liverpool will be frontrunners in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount this summer if the 24-year-old is unable to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy hopes to get the all-clear to resume full training within the next fortnight.

Nottingham Forest are facing a fight to keep manager Steve Cooper at the club ahead of next season.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has suggested Chelsea will have to sell players to balance their books after spending £600m on new signings this season.

Manchester United have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Southampton starlet Romeo Lavia.

Erling Haaland’s agent has confirmed that they are already planning the striker’s Manchester City exit, opening the door to a ‘dream’ move to Real Madrid.

Manchester United are ready to reignite their interest in Frenkie de Jong, with reports stating Erik ten Hag has earmarked the 25-year-old as a primary target for the summer transfer window.

Antonio Conte is not expected to be back for Tottenham’s trip to Wolves on Saturday – and the delay is another step closer to his exit at the end of the season.

Manchester United’s players will land close to £500,000 each in bonuses should they complete a quadruple.

Peterborough are exploring legal avenues after it was revealed Reading are set to be hit with a six-point penalty.

Rochester New York FC, the US club backed by Jamie Vardy, are in advanced talks to secure fresh investment ahead of the new season.

Real Madrid are planning to keep tabs on Bruno Guimaraes for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season, according to reports.


Chelsea stars fear team-mate Mason Mount’s on-pitch discipline is suffering because of his contract stand-off.

Manchester United have received enquiries from top European clubs about striker Mason Greenwood.

Tottenham are eyeing up a summer move for Bristol City whizkid Alex Scott.

Emi Martinez confessed his next challenge could be as tough as winning the World Cup – as he set his sights on ending Aston Villa’s 27-year-wait for a major trophy.

Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister has revealed he would like his next club to be in the Premier League.

Barcelona have effectively been hit with a transfer ban this summer because of their inability to rein in costs.

FILE - Barcelona's head coach Xavi Hernandez reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Saturday, May 7, 2022. Xavi has missed his team's flight for a preseason tour of the United States because of problems with his passport, the Spanish club said Saturday, July 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Breton, File)
Barcelona may not be able to make transfers this summer due to previous spending

Lille star Jonathan David reckons Chelsea’s recent poor form would not stop stars like him from joining the Stamford Bridge “project”.

Lionel Messi is wanted by Saudi Pro League title challengers Al-Ittihad, reports suggest.

Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s agent has revealed the star’s preferred transfer if he were to leave the club would be to Real Madrid.

Newcastle are set to snap up Manchester City’s youth transfer guru as part of their continued revolution, according to reports.


Chelsea are holding a new round of talks over their £1.5bn stadium project as the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital owners inch closer to a decision that will shape the club’s future.

The father of the Qatari sheikh looking to complete the purchase of Manchester United has reportedly said that he opposes his £4.5bn offer.

Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley has revealed the club’s Saudi Arabia-led ownership are looking at building a “multi-club” model similar to that created by Manchester City, amid fresh concerns about the assurances given to the Premier League on acquiring the club.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he should have taken a break from first-team duties before and following the World Cup after making the stark admission his body paid a price to make a speedy return from knee surgery.


Chelsea have renewed their interest in Josko Gvardiol but will have to act this year to avoid paying a £97m release clause for the RB Leipzig defender.

Aaron Ramsey has suffered a hamstring strain and is a doubt for Wales in their opening Euro 2024 qualifiers against Croatia and Latvia this month.

Novak Djokovic’s chances of a Covid-19 vaccine exemption to enter the United States for next week’s Indian Wells Open appear to be dwindling.

Marlie Packer and Sarah Hunter will co-captain England in the Women’s Six Nations as the head coach, Simon Middleton, looks to develop the squad’s leadership pool before the 2025 World Cup.


Premier League clubs have reacted with anger and a demand for clarity after Newcastle’s chairman, Yasir al-Rumayyan, was described in a US court document as “a sitting minister of the Saudi government”.

The Football Association gave official support for Aleksander Ceferin to be re-elected Uefa president and sent a written endorsement just three weeks after Uefa’s catastrophic organisation of the Champions League final in May.

The Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, believes the visa system introduced by the Football Association after Brexit contributed to the record £815m spent by Premier League clubs during the January transfer window and has called for it to be tweaked.


Liverpool may soon have the ‘World’s Most Valuable Sports Empire’ working alongside FSG if Liberty Media end up becoming an investor in the club, with the F1 owners worth three times more than Manchester United’s Glazer family.

Chelsea’s tumultuous teething problems at the start of Graham Potter’s tenure as head coach could cost them in the summer transfer battle for Jude Bellingham.

Jude Bellingham could be on his way to Liverpool
Jude Bellingham continues to be the subject of transfer speculation


Real Madrid will evaluate the long-term futures of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos before committing to a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been urged to reject a switch to Liverpool.

Fading Lyon star Houssem Aouar is close to signing for Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer after turning down a move to Manchester United, it’s been claimed.

Borussia Dortmund’s interest in Naby Keita is growing as they search for a replacement for expected summer departure Jude Bellingham.


Premier League chief executive Richard Masters believes Chelsea’s spending should not be judged for three or four years.

Manchester United first-team coach Eric Ramsay has been appointed as Wales’ assistant manager.

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has reduced the club’s debt by turning £41m worth of loans into shares.


Preston boss Ryan Lowe has joked Rangers can “give them £20m quid” if they want to land goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

Rangers stars Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe are out for the season.

Iconic World Cup defender Alexi Lalas has fired a European football warning to his country’s ‘soccer stars’ after James Sands’ early exit from Rangers.


Andy Walker has tipped Kieran Tierney for a move to Newcastle over the coming months of the football calendar – stating the Scotland star won’t be happy playing ‘second fiddle’ to Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal.

Rangers boss Michael Beale confessed his side are fighting “against the odds” after admitting the Ibrox outfit can’t match Celtic’s financial might.

Josip Juranovic has revealed his heartache Celtic didn’t fight harder to keep him at Parkhead.

New Aberdeen chief executive Alan Burrows believes the announcement of the club’s next manager is likely to come “sooner rather than later”.

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