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Arsenal have seen an opening offer worth in the region of £34m rejected by Sassuolo for Gianluca Scamacca. The 6ft 4in striker scored 16 goals in 38 games last season.

Tottenham defender Emerson Royal was the target of an armed robbery attempt but escaped unharmed after shots were fired during a holiday back in his native Brazil, according to local reports.

Italy's Gianluca Scamacca smiles during a training session ahead of Wednesday's Finalissima soccer match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium in London , Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (AP photo/Frank Augstein)
Gianluca Scamacca played for Italy in the Finalissima match against Argentina at Wembley this week

Alessandro Bastoni’s move to Tottenham is at a standstill as the defender attempts to balance his desire to stay with Inter Milan against wanting a reunion with his former coach Antonio Conte.

Manchester United and Liverpool are set to go head to head for the signing of Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma after Newcastle pulled out of the race.


Jarrod Bowen is set to make his England debut in Saturday’s Nations League clash with Hungary.

The Saudi-backed rebel golf tour is giving players the red carpet treatment, with all-expenses-paid luxury being offered to those who have chosen to play – as well as their caddies – including first-class flights, five-star hotels and Michelin – star catering.


Brentford are planning to reopen their academy six years after its controversial closure.

Frank Lampard hopes he can use his connections at Chelsea to bring Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour to Everton, according to reports.

Gallagher was named man of the match against Switzerland
Conor Gallagher impressed on loan at Crystal Palace this season

Manchester United scouts were sent to watch a potential transfer target in Brazil and have returned to report that one of their own players, Andreas Perreira, was the most impressive on the pitch.

Tottenham will turn down the chance to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala after he demanded a weekly wager of £280,000 to join on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

Thousands of fans were stuck outside the Stade de France on Friday night before France’s Nations League clash with Denmark in scenes reminiscent of the pre-Champions League final chaos.

AC Milan and Juventus are keeping tabs on Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic after he admitted to being concerned over his playing time at Stamford Bridge.

Christian Pulisic doubled the lead for Chelsea against Lille
Christian Pulisic has struggled to hold down a regular place in Chelsea’s starting XI under Thomas Tuchel

Tottenham have rejected a £17m offer from Ajax for winger Steven Bergwijn.

Aston Villa are finalizing a £2.8m move for Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen after his loan spell as Emiliano Martinez’s backup during the second half of the 2021-22 season.

A number of Premier League clubs, including West Ham, Southampton and Brighton, have shown interest in Montpellier forward Stephy Mavididi, who was an academy player at Arsenal.

The Women’s Tennis Association is nearing a compromise on ranking points for Wimbledon which would see players keep half of their points from 2021.


Mesut Ozil’s time at Fenerbahce appears close to an end, with manager Jorge Jesus telling the former Arsenal midfielder he is no longer part of his plans.

Fenerbahce's Mesut Ozil celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Turkish Super League soccer match between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (AP Photo)
Mesut Ozil joined Fenerbahce after being released by Arsenal in January 2021

Arsenal are reportedly ready to allow left-back Nuno Tavares to leave on loan next season.

Terry Fenwick reveals in a book to be published next week that he rejected the chance to swap shirts with Diego Maradona after the infamous Hand of God goal – the shirt which England team-mate Steve Hodge recently sold at auction for £7m.

Arsenal are stepping up negotiations over a deal to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, but Mikel Arteta has scaled back his initial plan to bring in seven new first-teamers this summer.

Lazio are ready to make their move for Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira after Fiorentina failed to trigger their option to buy him following a loan spell.


The total cost to the taxpayer from the failed police investigation into the takeover of Rangers is set to reach £100m.


Incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly decided to let go of both Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe this summer as he kicks off his Old Trafford overhaul.

Manchester United's Eric Bailly during their Champions League group game against Atalanta on November 2 2021
Eric Bailly signed a new three-year Man Utd deal in 2021

Manchester United academy star Martin Svidersky has confirmed he will leave the club and join a top-flight club in Spain after turning down the chance to work under new manager Erik ten Hag as part of his Old Trafford revolution.


Greg Barclay, the independent chair of the International Cricket Council, has warned fans to brace for a reduction in the amount of Test cricket over the next few years – and said women’s Tests will not be “part of the landscape moving forward to any real extent “.


Vasilis Barkas could have his nightmare spell at Celtic brought to an end this summer with the club considering canceling his contract by mutual consent.

Leon Balogun and Andy Firth left Rangers after their contracts expired.

Sochi striker Mateo Cassiera name-checked Rangers and head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst when he was asked about his future, which appears likely to be outside Russia.

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