All the top news and transfer rumors from Thursday’s papers…
Chelsea are set to let go of Cristiano Ronaldo and deny them the only way to stay in the Premier League in January.
The Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain are looking at a potential move across the city by buying the Stade de France, which holds 80,000 compared to the 48,000 they can accommodate at the Parc des Princes.
Qatar World Cup officials have offered refunds and free accommodation to disgruntled fans after a series of complaints about the standard of the £175-a-night tented villages.
AC Milan want to sign three Chelsea players – Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek – but fear their relationship with the Blues could be damaged as they have refused to play Tiemoue Bakayoko this season due to having to sign them. play a certain amount of games.
THE DAILY MAIL
Chelsea will pay up to £200m to bring England midfielders Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Manchester United believe they can lure potential buyers away from Liverpool and hope to make £8bn from the sale thanks to their global reach.
Erik ten Hag is ready to add another short-term striker to his Manchester United squad in January, just as the previous regime did to bring in Odion Ighalo.
Qatar World Cup officials have continued to frustrate supporters who spend huge sums of money to attend the tournament, cracking down on people running outside stadiums.
“Inter” and “Juventus” are interested in “Chelsea” winger Christian Pulisic after the World Cup.
Budweiser had to apply to FIFA for a license to serve alcohol at the W Hotel, which they obtained for the duration of the tournament after initially seeing their application rejected by Qatar.
Al-Nassr are set to send Cristiano Ronaldo a bid close to the £305m deal tabled by an unnamed Saudi club last summer.
Former Goldman Sachs chief economist Lord Jim O’Neill has admitted he would consider forming a consortium to mount a second takeover bid for Manchester United after a failed bid 12 years ago.
Luis Diaz has revealed his desire to eventually play for one of Spain’s biggest clubs stems from his childhood, but says he will not be in a hurry to leave Liverpool.
David Beckham is open to talks with potential suitors for Manchester United and his involvement could improve the prospects of any group looking to buy the club.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Britain’s richest man – Sir Jim Ratcliffe is preparing to move to buy Manchester United from the Glazer family.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-match ban for his phone-calling incident at Everton last season will carry over to whichever club he signs for in January.
Manchester United striker Jadon Sancho has been training on his own at Dutch club OJC Rosmalen after failing at the World Cup.
THE DAILY STAR
Warrington Town goalkeeper Tony Thompson, whose glass was replaced with urine in a game last weekend, has seen his suspension reduced from three games to one after he received a red card for the incident.
THE EVENING STANDARD
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has been told his future in senior rugby union could be over if he continues to criticize referees with the kind of penalties that could make any position impossible.
Argentina coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to draw on Gareth Southgate’s knowledge ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup, but says Jurgen Klopp is unrivaled in the world of elite coaching.
Finn Russell is in talks with Bath over a possible move to the Premier League next season but is understood to remain open to staying in France with Racing 92 or a rival club.
Paul Parker has urged Michael Beale to lay his cards on the table as the QPR boss continues to remain silent on links to the managerial vacancy at Rangers.
Hummel is suing Rangers for £9.5m for lost kit sales and a judge has ordered the club to release their figures after preliminary investigations.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic are reportedly interested in CF Montreal and Canadian defender Alistair Johnston as a potential long-term replacement for Josip Juranovic.