Newcastle have £26m bid for striker Hugo Ekitike accepted by Reims – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s national papers…


Newcastle are closing in on signing striker Hugo Ekitike after Reims accepted an offer of €30m (£25.6m) plus up to €5m in bonuses.

Juventus have offered Paul Pogba a net salary of around €8m (£6.8m) a year, plus potentially lucrative bonuses, as they try to persuade him to return.


Oleksandr Zinchenko had to be dissuaded from returning home to the front line when war broke out in Ukraine earlier this year.

Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Joao Sacramento is in talks to take up his first permanent managerial job.


Lyon are confident of reaching an agreement to re-sign Arsenal striker Alexander Lacazette on a free transfer.

RB Leipzig are battling to retain Josko Gvardiol amid growing interest from England, led by Chelsea and Tottenham.

Liverpool are furious at the constant barrage of false claims promoted by the French government and have vowed to prove how badly their fans were treated in the Champions League final.


Peter Shilton has slammed Boris Johnson for ignoring his pleas over a ban on betting companies sponsoring football shirts.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has received a £50m raise for the club before the summer transfer window opens with the players leaving the club.


Everton are confident of signing James Tarkowski on a free transfer as Frank Lampard begins to overhaul his squad.

James Tarkowski

The MCC will revise its ticket prices for next summer and says it will consider the cost of living when deciding how much to charge in 2023.


England’s support for the World Cup could be the next casualty of the cost of living crisis as fans balk at total prices of over £7,000 if the team go all the way to Qatar.


Celtic are keeping tabs on Maccabi Haifa midfielder Mohammad Abu Fani and will dominate him in Israel’s Nations League matches.

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