Man Utd owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe in UEFA battle after Jean-Clair Todibo transfer blocked – Paper Talk

Plus: Arsenal launch £17m bid for Fenerbahce full-back Ferdi Kadioglu; Chelsea ‘open talks’ over a move for Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino; uncertainty growing around future of Rangers captain James Tavernier

The top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday’s newspapers…


Gareth Southgate claims England are struggling without a replacement for Kalvin Phillips in midfield.

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Rob Dorsett delivers his verdict on England’s 1-1 draw with Denmark and believes there are real concerns for Gareth Southgate after another underwhelming performance at Euro 2024

Arsenal have reportedly launched a £17m bid for Fenerbahce full-back Ferdi Kadioglu.

Manchester United have reignited their interest in Bayern defender Matthijs de Ligt.

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Speaking on ‘Back Pages Tonight’, the Guardian’s Jonathan Liew gave a damning review of England’s performance against Denmark, saying it was so bad he had to sit in a dark room


Rodrigo Bentancur could face a ban for suggesting that South Korean people all “look the same” as his Tottenham team-mate Heung-Min Son, with the FA considering whether to charge the midfielder.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he has been confronted by “lots of bad surprises” since becoming a co-owner of Manchester United in February, as epitomised by the club’s inefficient transfer spending.


The agent and brother of Marcus Rashford aimed a thinly veiled dig at Gareth Southgate on social media after England’s dire draw with Denmark.

Dragan Stojkovic refused to answer questions about the Serbian FA threatening to withdraw his side from Euro 2024 after the dramatic 1-1 draw with Slovenia.


Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is continuing his battle with UEFA after revealing they blocked the potential signing of Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice.

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reveals how the club told him that they wanted him to continue after their end-of-season review

Chelsea have reportedly ‘opened talks’ over a move to sign 19-year-old Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino.

James McClean continued his criticism of Declan Rice, stating the midfielder only played five-yard sideways and backward passes in England’s Euro 2024 clash against Denmark.


Ruud van Nistlerooy has held talks with Burnley about their vacant manager’s job.


Everton are growing increasingly confident of keeping Manchester United target Jarrad Branthwaite.

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Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth reveals Manchester United are discussing internally whether to go back in for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite after their opening bid was rejected

Paris Saint-Germain’s head coach, Jocelyn Precheur, is in the frame for a switch to London City Lionesses in what would represent a major coup for the Women’s Championship club.


Fulham have reignited their pursuit of Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah.


Pablo Mari said the stabbing he suffered during a supermarket attack near Milan in 2022 has shifted his priorities in life, adding that he no longer “wastes time on what is superfluous”.

Liverpool are one of the sides keeping tabs Jamal Musiala, with the attacker thought to be keen to move to the Premier League.

Liverpool could be set for a £9m windfall as Chelsea press to sign Dominic Solanke.

Luis Diaz has been made a priority target by Barcelona.


Chelsea Women are set to sign France forward Sandy Baltimore on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Jesse Marsch has questioned whether Argentina will be fined for delaying the second half of their Copa America opener with Canada.


Uncertainty is growing around the future of captain James Tavernier at Ibrox, while Rangers are said to be willing to listen to offers for Todd Cantwell.

The SFA are reportedly willing to offer Rangers the use of Hampden Park to ease their scheduling headache caused by delays to improvements at Ibrox.

A deal to take Hamza Igamane to Rangers is expected to be completed in the next few days.


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