Real Madrid confident they can afford Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe this summer – Paper Talk


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


Real Madrid are confident they can afford to pay the wages of both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as they prepare to try and make the pair their Galactico signings this summer.

UEFA are set to terminate their controversial £66m sponsorship deal with Russian state energy company Gazprom.

Brighton academy manager John Morling has been sacked after a complaint was made to the Football Association over an alleged Covid breach.

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The three remaining European Super League (ESL) rebels, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, will relaunch their doomed project this week with the promise to scrap the original proposal to make certain clubs permanent members, in what is shaping up to another direct attack on UEFA’s pre-eminence in European football.

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Roman Abramovich and Alisher Usmanov have been told to condemn Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine if they want to avoid repeated calls for sanctions in parliament.

Marcelo Bielsa is adamant he will not walk away from Leeds mid-season but admits his players’ faith in him has been eroded during their slump in form.

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Leicester are preparing to make a move for 19-year-old Chelsea centre-back Levi Colwill, who has impressed while on loan at Huddersfield.

Interested parties are reportedly on “high alert” over the possible sale of Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino is the apparent front-runner to take the permanent manager’s position at Manchester United but there is now rival interest from Real Madrid.

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Vasyl Kravets, a defender with Spanish second-tier Sporting Gijon, has claimed he is willing to put his career on hold to go to war for Ukraine against Russia.


Premier League stars are at greater risk of dementia from heading the ball than footballers in the past, experts fear.

Kepa Arrizabalaga believes he should face Liverpool on Sunday to make up for the heartbreak of being ditched for the Club World Cup final.

Fabrice Muamba believes Christian Eriksen will need to keep his emotions in check as he prepares to make his stunning return in the middle of a relegation scrap.

Jack Wilshere eventually came off the bench to try and light up Danish football – but not before a 10-minute floodlight failure threatened to wipe out his long-awaited comeback.

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