All the top stories and transfer rumors from Sunday’s national newspapers…
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Manchester United are facing disappointment in their attempts to prize Christian Pulisic away from Chelsea.
Manchester United insiders believe the £70m signing of Casemiro is a ‘blessing’ that the club has ‘needed for some time’.
Ajax star Antony has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United after he was forced to train alone amid transfer interest from the Premier League club.
Former Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor has hit back at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss criticized the winger’s attack on Manchester United.
Manchester United have been warned against ‘getting into bed’ with an American company with links to Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the UK Government.
Football’s rule-makers should encourage referees to specialize in video technology to improve the standard of officiating, the former official who pioneered VAR says.
Xavi has upped the pressure on Sergino Dest to leave Barcelona as he snubbed him from his list of the club’s right-back options – while Manchester United are reportedly keen on the US international.
The amount of taxpayers’ money poured into Premiership Rugby clubs to stop them going bust has more than doubled initial estimates to reach £124m.
LIV Golf will announce seven new players, including Open champion Cameron Smith, immediately after the FedEx Cup play-offs conclude next Sunday in another significant coup for the Saudi-funded series.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Manchester United are homing in on a move for Switzerland international keeper Yann Sommer.
Manchester United’s 21-year-old midfielder James Garner – who has never started a Premier League game for them – is of interest to Tottenham, Leeds and Southampton.
Everton have an eye on flying Dutch winger Cody Gakpo in the hope he comes on the market.
Ajax have been told there is no chance of taking Donny van de Beek back to Holland – because Erik ten Hag is convinced he can still play a key role at Manchester United.
Crystal Palace are ready to swoop for Leicester’s forgotten man Boubakary Soumare.
Erik ten Hag forced his Manchester United flops to watch videos of rival teams playing well in a desperate bid to ignite their season.
Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech is reportedly keen on the prospect of a return to Ajax.
Arsenal are reportedly targeting a stunning transfer move for Shakhtar Donetsk ace Mykhaylo Mudryk.
Barcelona have reportedly agreed to rip up Memphis Depay’s contract.
Marseille have rejected the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, according to reports.
Manchester United will continue to pursue deals for Frenkie de Jong, Antony and Cody Gakpo after the club’s owners gave the green light for Erik ten Hag to spend his way out of the crisis that has gripped Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s move for Casemiro could see Scott McTominay leave the club this summer, with a number of clubs already interested in his services.
Erik ten Hag has publicly ordered his Manchester United stars to follow his tactical plan against Liverpool – after they ignored his demands at Brentford.
Chelsea and Everton have joined Manchester United in weighing up moves for Ivan Toney.
Pep Guardiola has revealed how Marcelo Bielsa urged him to sign Kalvin Phillips when the midfielder was helping Leeds to escape the Championship.
Ajax are reportedly drawing up plans to target a move for Chelsea flop Hakim Ziyech if Antony completes his long-awaited transfer to Manchester United.
Ligue 1 clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are set to be hit by fines over breaches of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
Chelsea expressed an interest in signing Harry Maguire as part of a swap deal after Manchester United inquired about Christian Pulisic, though it is understood the Old Trafford club’s captain is not for sale.
DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Bernardo Silva is to be offered a massive new deal by Manchester City – to persuade the midfielder to commit to the club long-term.
Manchester United are hoping to make Antony their fifth signing of the summer transfer window, with Casemiro poised to follow Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen to Old Trafford.
Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech is ready to seal a return to Ajax – which could help Manchester United in their pursuit of Antony
Newcastle are in talks with Watford over a statement double deal for Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr, reports claim.
Tottenham could land more funds with which to finish the transfer window in style as Lazio reportedly prepare to submit a last-minute offer for the out-of-favour Sergio Reguilon.
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Wayne Rooney says Erik ten Hag should drop Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford for Manchester United’s Monday Night Football clash with Liverpool.
Ajax expect Manchester United to increase their offer for their Brazil forward Antony to €100m (£84.9m) as the Premier League’s bottom club scramble to strengthen their squad before next week’s transfer deadline.
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool should be awarded three points if protesting Manchester United supporters force the postponement of the Old Trafford fixture again.
Chelsea have banned a season-ticket holder after an alleged instance of racist abuse directed at Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son during last Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have rejected a bid understood to be around £1m for defender Willy Boly from Nottingham Forest.
Kyogo Furuhashi hopes Celtic draw one of Europe’s heavyweights in Thursday’s Champions League draw, naming Barcelona, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Liverpool as dream opponents.
Rangers captain James Tavernier has sensationally criticised his own team-mate Alfredo Morelos and the match officials after their card-marred 2-2 draw against Hibernian.