All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers…
Chelsea are attempting to hijack Arsenal’s move for Mykhaylo Mudryk and [Mudryk’s club Shakhtar Donetsk] are set for talks with the Blues in London this week.
Manchester United are interested in France international Randal Kolo Muani, according to reports, with Bayern Munich also interested.
Southampton are close to agreeing a £7.5m deal for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mislav Orsic.
Chelsea transfer target Enzo Fernandez returned to Benfica training on Tuesday morning after spending an unauthorised weekend in Argentina.
Southampton have opened talks over a deal for Lorient striker Terem Moffi and are plotting a £12m move for Racing Club midfielder Carlos Alcaraz.
Chelsea have been dealt a blow after AC Milan made a huge contract offer to Rafael Leao, according to reports.
Chelsea and Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Weston McKennie after Juventus were reportedly contacted by Bournemouth.
Lionel Messi has made a “verbal pact” with Paris Saint-Germain to stay at the club beyond the end of the season, according to reports.
Chelsea are in talks to sign Enzo Fernandez but remain reluctant to meet the €120m (£105.8m) release clause in the midfielder’s contract at Benfica.
Declan Rice has snapped back against claims he’s ‘given up’ in his performances for West Ham this season.
Roma director Tiago Pinto has insisted Jose Mourinho is going nowhere amid reports that he could replace Fernando Santos as Portugal boss.
AC Milan and France forward Olivier Giroud is reportedly open to the possibility of moving to the United States with a few MLS teams interested in him.
Barcelona are facing more Financial Fair Play misery after the club were reportedly hit with three sanctions totalling almost £705,000.
West Ham and Tottenham are both interested in signing Atalanta’s Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.
Leicester have expressed an interest in signing Martin Dubravka after Newcastle terminated the goalkeeper’s loan move to Manchester United early.
Cristiano Ronaldo is continuing to distance himself from long-term representative Jorge Mendes following his move to Al-Nassr.
Manchester United have reportedly reached out over a potential move for AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud.
Lionel Messi was set to return to Paris Saint-Germain training on Tuesday after winning the World Cup with Argentina.
On-loan Norwich City midfielder Isaac Hayden has spoken out about his “soul destroying” knee injury after undergoing fresh surgery.
Gareth Southgate will conduct an extensive review of his staff and England’s performance at the World Cup as he begins to turn his attention to next year’s European Championship in Germany.
West Bromwich Albion are in a “precarious” financial state with their Chinese owner having taken out a £20m high-interest loan within days of missing a deadline to repay money he had borrowed for one of his companies.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are considering Celtic’s offer for South Korean striker Cho Gue-sung – although they claim the offer is less than they had expected.
Rangers won’t be signing defensive target Dion Sanderson this month, according to Birmingham City boss John Eustace.
Lee Johnson’s job as Hibs boss is safe for now – but results must improve at Easter Road for that to stay the case.