Newcastle in “audacious” summer bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar – Papers | Transfer Center News

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

DAILY STAR

Newcastle could make an audacious summer bid to sign Brazil superstar Neymar, who is apparently unsettled at Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report in Spain.

The protestor who tied himself to a goalpost during Everton’s clash with Newcastle says he received a hero’s welcome in jail and would not hesitate to do it again.

Kylian Mbappe’s mother Fayza Lamari is said to have demanded Real Madrid pay her son an eye-watering £125m signing-on fee to tempt him away from Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea head cpach Thomas Tuchel has vowed to remain in charge at Stamford Bridge this season, despite interest in the German from Man Utd.

DAILY EXPRESS

Liverpool are set to take advantage of Chelsea’s financial trouble by making a move for one of the London club’s top targets – Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

Manchester United remain interested in signing RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku this summer despite learning he could take a bid above €75m (£63.1m) to land the attacker.

DAILY MIRROR

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay £67m if they want to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez in the summer.

England have admitted defeat in their bid to try and persuade Michael Olise to pledge his international future to Gareth Southgate.

Lewis Hamilton has paid a £42,000 ‘fine’ for refusing to attend the end-of-season gala to celebrate Max Verstappen’s world title win.

Katherina Johnson-Thompson walked out of the pentathlon ahead of the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade last night.

Lionel Messi’s long-time Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves has opened the door for him to return to Nou Camp, less than a year after he joined Paris Saint-Germain

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Man City's Rodri celebrates after scoring against Everton
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Rodri is set for a new Man City contract

Todd Boehly is confident his consortium’s proposed takeover of Chelsea can be completed in time for the club’s next Premier League game against Brentford on April 2.

Manchester City are set to offer Rodri a contract extension but will be in the market for another central midfielder in the summer as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United next season even without Champions League football and hopes the appointment of a permanent manager will bring about an upturn in the club’s fortunes.

Brentford will look to prioritize a right wing-back signing in the summer after missing out on Vanderson in January when he chose to join Monaco instead.

Defeat to Benfica and Ajax’s failure to defend set pieces may have dented Erik ten Hag’s chances of landing Manchester United job.

DAILY MAIL

Chelsea’s new owners will also acquire a significant property portfolio around Stamford Bridge worth tens of millions of pounds.

Antonio Rudiger is almost certain to leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summer.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is keeping a close eye on events at Chelsea amid worries the eventual price could impact the future sale of his club.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is facing a race to be ready for Liverpool’s showdown with Manchester City on April 10 after being diagnosed with hamstring damage.

Manchester United’s plans to redevelop Old Trafford will be crucial to the club’s hopes of hosting matches at Euro 2028.

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell is in line for a first England call-up in the wake of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s hamstring injury and doubts over Reece James’s availability.

The PCA has accused former Yorkshire chairman Robin Smith of putting the county’s future in jeopardy and condemned his “appalling” attempts to block the ECB’s proposed governance reforms at the club.

Wimbledon is offering tickets for this year’s Championships to residents within a one-mile radius of the All England Club, as it seeks to soothe relations with its local community.

Patrick Bamford was reduced to tears after the striker suffered another injury during his side’s Premier League game against Wolves.

THE SUN

Matty Cash opens the scoring for Aston Villa at Brighton
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Matty Cash is a reported target for Atletico Madrid

Nick Candy has vowed to keep spending if he wins the race to buy Chelsea.

Aston Villa defender Matty Cash has emerged as a possible £40m target for reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona want Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham in any deal which sends Memphis Depay back to the Premier League.

Bernardo Silva has admitted his desire to return to Benfica could see him depart Manchester City in the next couple of years.

Ray Parlor says Arsenal should take a gamble on Brentford striker Ivan Toney as their long-term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Dani Alves has said close friend Lionel Messi is “lost and not happy” at Paris Saint-Germain and does not fit into the club’s structure.

Mo Salah is open to moving to Barcelona with the Spanish giants eyeing a deal this summer, according to reports.

Man Utd have reignited their interest in Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, according to reports.

THE TIMES

Three of Roman Abramovich’s closest aides left his Chelsea-based management firm, which looked after his personal life and travel, on the day Russia invaded Ukraine, records from Companies House have shown.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is targeting the Premier League title showdown with Manchester City on April 10 for his comeback from the hamstring injury that has ruled him out of England’s friendly matches against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

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