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All the top stories and transfer rumors from Saturday’s national newspapers…

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Vincent Kompany has emerged as a contender to become the next permanent manager of Burnley.

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Vincent Kompany is currently in charge of Belgian club Anderlecht

Manchester United are searching for a new figure to handle transfer negotiations after Matt Judge resigned ahead of this summer’s window in order to pursue a fresh challenge in the latest structural changes at the club.

Frank Lampard, the Everton manager, has no intention of quitting the Merseyside club if the nightmare scenario of relegation materialises.

DAILY MAIL

Tottenham are looking at alternatives to Mauricio Pochettino should Antonio Conte leave, with Graham Potter and Roberto Mancini among the names set to be considered.

Chelsea right-back Reece James is reportedly drawing attention from Real Madrid after impressing the Spanish club in their recent Champions League meeting.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle have all made inquiries about Paulo Dybala. Tottenham have long been in discussions with the Argentine’s representatives.

Juventus'  Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring
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Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle and Tottenham are all reportedly interested in Paulo Dybala

Barcelona have held a summit with agent Jorge Mendes to discuss the future of three players – Adama Traore, Francisco Trincao and Nico Gonzalez.

Kalvin Phillips will resist any attempt by Manchester United to sign him in a £60m deal this summer – because he couldn’t bear to betray Leeds fans.

The English Football League will take another major step in creating opportunities for Black coaches next season by making blind recruitment of coaching staff at academy level mandatory for all clubs.

The Football Association (FA) will give England players the choice of opting out of a planned statement condemning human rights abuses in Qatar and the host nation’s treatment of gay people ahead of the World Cup.

The Premier League and FA were caught unawares by the government’s confirmation last Sunday of a legislative timetable to introduce an independent regulator, which was brought forward at short notice.

Raul Jimenez has ditched his protective headgear for a lighter model after struggling to judge the flight of crosses this season.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti gave a cryptic response to Mauricio Pochettino stating Kylian Mbappe would ‘100 per cent’ stay at Paris Saint-Germain, claiming ‘coaches can’t tell the whole truth’.

Erik ten Hag has reportedly demanded he is left alone by Manchester United bosses from 48 hours before each of Ajax’s remaining games this season.

Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag waits after in interview at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, April 15, 2022. British and Dutch media are reporting that Ten Hag has reached a verbal agreement to coach Manchester United.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong )
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Erik ten Hag is rumored to have asked Man Utd to leave him to focus on Ajax’s title run in

Chief executive Tom Harrison went against England and Wales Cricket Board rules by ordering Essex to sack their chairman without due process and threatening to withdraw the club’s right to stage England women’s matches if they refused.

THE TIMES

There is growing confidence UEFA will be persuaded to drop plans to award two Champions League places based on historic performance from 2024 with fears it would lead to six Premier League clubs regularly in the competition.

Wolves are open to selling Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves and are identifying strikers and central midfielders to boost their squad.

FA board members have agreed to ensure that all potential conflicts of interest and commercial relationships are declared after it was revealed that the Premier League’s interim chairman, Peter McCormick – also an FA vice-chairman – owns the law firm which carries out its club takeover checks .

A replica of the damaged marble plaque that commemorates the opening of the Olympic Way for the London 1948 Games has been commissioned and will be installed on the approach to Wembley Stadium.

The Livingston manager David Martindale is confident that Ivan Konovalov will not suffer any supporter backlash when the goalkeeper becomes the first Russian to play in British football since the invasion of Ukraine.

Danny Cipriani will call time on his career in English rugby at the end of the season when he will leave Bath.

DAILY STAR

Marcus Rashford
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Marcus Rashford has been linked with a move to Arsenal

Arsenal have reportedly set aside £45m for out-of-sorts Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford as the Gunners prepare an overhaul of their attack in the summer transfer window.

DAILY EXPRESS

Christian Eriksen has been ‘school hunting’ in Chiswick as the Brentford playmaker makes a big decision about his future.

Barcelona could attempt to save Romelu Lukaku from his disastrous Chelsea return this summer as Xavi Hernandez eyes more attacking reinforcements at the Nou Camp.

Liverpool are expected to be in the market for a new central midfielder this summer, according to reports.

Manchester United’s hopes of signing Kalvin Phillips have reportedly been given a boost as the Leeds midfielder is set to switch agents in a bid to secure an Elland Road exit.

Chelsea are reportedly running the risk of losing stars like Reece James and Mason Mount due to their sluggishness in handing their best players new contracts.

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed how close Erling Haaland was to joining Manchester United from RB Salzburg in 2019.

Jude Bellingham is one of the Liverpool players are considering to bolster their midfield this summer.

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Jude Bellingham is said to be a Liverpool target this summer

THE SUN

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he will not be leaving the club and neither will Kylian Mbappe.

Manchester United “isn’t the place to go” for wanted West Ham man Declan Rice, says Hammers hero Anton Ferdinand.

Chelsea loanee Armando Broja could be the man to solve West Ham’s striker shortage, says Hammers hero Anton Ferdinand.

England will have less than 2,500 “official” fans at their opening World Cup match after FIFA confirmed their ticket allocation to the FA.

DAILY RECORD

Austria Vienna look to have given up the chase to land Eric Martel on a permanent deal amid interest from Rangers.

Napoli are the latest side to make their move for Scotland international Aaron Hickey.

Jack Ross is being considered by Dundee chiefs as a potential replacement for Mark McGhee if they fail to beat the drop.

Hearts are weighing up a move to bring Lawrence Shankland back to Scotland.

Aberdeen have been given a major transfer boost in their bid for a new goalkeeper after learning Ipswich are willing to sell Vaclav Hladky this summer.

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