Headlines on the last page and rumors of transfer of Thursday newspapers …
THE TELEGRAPH OF THE DAY
Everton are considering a shock decision for ex-Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.
Gareth Southgate plans to play Luke Shaw at center-back against Croatia this weekend, which could see England start their European Championship campaign with four full-backs in the squad.
England have been preparing for three years for their next penalty shootout in a major tournament, with assistant manager Steve Holland keeping a ranking of the country’s takers.
English fans will stop booing players for taking the knee once they understand it is “a tie” and “not a political gesture,” the Football Association president said on Wednesday .
Inter Milan are under pressure to strike a deal on the sale of right-back Achraf Hakimi, who is among Chelsea targets, by the end of the month to ease his financial crisis.
Arsenal have joined Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign Brighton defender Ben White who is valued at Â£ 50million.
Frank Lampard is back in the frame for the work of Crystal Palace.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will reject any new offer from Spotify mogul Daniel Ek.
Rio Ferdinand expects the Manchester United and Manchester City stars to exploit their clubs’ primary transfer goals during their England assignment.
David De Gea hopes to stay at Manchester United next season and be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No.1.
Chelsea can sell 13 players from the squad and still raise Â£ 210million in transfer funds to land Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi.
Galatasaray has joined the race for Jacob Murphy from Newcastle.
Norwich City are in talks with Southampton to re-sign Angus Gunn – son of club legend Bryan.
Leeds are interested in Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed ahead of next season.
Crystal Palace wants his management post to be filled urgently and Steve Cooper and Sean Dyche are among the other managers the club are interested in.
The International Olympic Committee has offered to recruit as many doctors and nurses from around the world as needed to keep the Tokyo Olympics safe – and to help Japan fight a fourth wave of Covid infections.
Rangers vice-chairman John Bennett wants the best Scottish clubs to participate in the Carabao Cup.
Ange Postecoglou has greeted fans of Yokohama F. Marinos as he prepares to embark on his new trip to Celtic.