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Paper Talk: Kalvin Phillips, Sheikh Jassim, Lucas Paqueta, Joe Gomez and more.

The highlights of Wednesday's newspapers encompassing major stories and transfer speculations...

The Sun

Liverpool are rumoured to be contemplating an unexpected move for Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City, as alternative targets have slipped through their grasp.

Sheikh Jassim is in the final stages of a comprehensive £6 billion acquisition of Manchester United, projected to be completed by mid-October. Currently, his team is diligently conducting an assessment of the club.

Sources within Chelsea express feelings of "disappointment and frustration" regarding the club's practice of allowing promising young talents like Lewis Hall to depart for other Premier League clubs, while underwhelming signings remain.


The investigation by The Football Association into West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta revolves around suspicious bets placed on his booking in three matches, including the recent one against Bournemouth just 11 days ago.

Tottenham are entertaining offers for defender Eric Dier, as Fulham shows interest. Fulham is concerned about potentially losing Tosin Adarabioyo before the summer transfer window concludes.

In the competition to secure talent, Manchester United and Chelsea have expressed interest in signing Dinamo Zagreb's young striker, Dino Klapija.

Fluminense are unwilling to part ways with Andre, a player reportedly targeted by Liverpool, as long as the club remains in the Copa Libertadores. The team has progressed to the quarter-finals in the tournament.

Referees' organisation PGMOL have communicated new dietary requirements to Premier League clubs, excluding sandwiches and high-fibre foods from the pre-game menu.


Folarin Balogun, the Arsenal forward, is expressing interest in relocating within London to join Chelsea FC. There's a possibility that Arsenal might be open to a compromise, considering a deal valued at approximately £40 million.

Paper Talk: Kalvin Phillips, Sheikh Jassim, Lucas Paqueta, Joe Gomez and more.
Paper Talk: Kalvin Phillips, Sheikh Jassim, Lucas Paqueta, Joe Gomez and more.

Romelu Lukaku's prospects for rejoining Chelsea's main squad appear slim. He's currently training with the U21s and hasn't engaged in discussions with manager Mauricio Pochettino since his arrival at the club.

Joe Gomez, a defender for Liverpool, has shared that his mental well-being has been affected by the injuries he has endured over the past few seasons.

Bruno Guimaraes has expressed his frustration on social media towards certain Newcastle fans, criticising them for having "short, unintelligent memories."


Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has formally requested the club's executives to secure the services of Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad have abandoned their efforts to sign Arsenal defender Gabriel Maghalaes and have shifted focus towards Marquinhos from PSG.

Evening Standard

Gerrard ‘wants Mason Greenwood in Saudi Arabia’ as Man United brace for bid.

Crystal Palace are keen on Iheanacho as Mateta attracts interest.

Newcastle United confirm £35m deal for Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall.

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