Arsenal frontrunners to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice despite Chelsea links – Paper Talk | Transcription Center News

All the top stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s papers…


Arsenal are the frontrunners to sign Declan Rice despite the midfielder’s links to Chelsea.

A bid by the Qatar Investment Authority to take over Manchester United as a whole will be submitted by the end of the week on a deadline set by the New York commercial bank selling the club.

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The Athletic’s David Ornstein and ESPN’s Mark Ogden discuss Tottenham’s defeat to AC Milan in their Champions League last-16 clash.

Almost 3,000 Liverpool fans have signed a series of compensation claims against UEFA for the trauma they suffered in last year’s Champions League final.

Chelsea are still trying to compete for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, despite challenges in convincing the England midfielder to join.

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Bild presenter Valentina Macheri gives the scoop on a possible Harry Kane move to Bayern Munich this summer and will Bellingham leave or stay at Borussia Dortmund?


Erling Haaland was on hand to train yesterday, giving Pep Guardiola and Manchester City a massive boost ahead of their pivotal top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal on Wednesday.


Arsenal have been told they could sign West Ham captain Declan Rice for a lower fee than that offered by Hammers manager David Moyes.

The Football Federation of Moldova has confirmed that Thursday’s Europa Conference League clash between Serif Tiraspol and Partizan Belgrade will be played behind closed doors due to national security concerns.

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Dharmesh Sheth says that while West Ham will not let Declan Rice leave in the January transfer window, Arsenal are still interested in a summer move for the England midfielder.


Aston Villa are expecting bids for Emiliano Martinez in the summer following the World Cup-winning goalkeeper’s sparkling form… but are under no pressure to sell the Argentine No.1 under contract until 2027.

Wales players are considering the prospect of an unprecedented strike ahead of next weekend’s crucial clash with England as contractual chaos engulfs the country’s national game.

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The Athletic’s David Ornstein and ESPN’s Mark Ogden discuss reports that Wales’ Six Nations clash with England could be in doubt due to a potential attack.

Jesse Marsh is in the running to become Southampton’s new manager following the sacking of Nathan Jones – with the former Leeds boss having told the Saints hierarchy he is ready to take the job and lead them from relegation.

John Fury says Tommy Fury has completed 100 rounds of sparring, sent several opponents to hospital, broken a boxer’s jaw and beaten heavyweights ahead of the Jake Paul fight and insists retirement talk is not just for influence if he loses

Leeds are considering appointing an interim manager until the end of the season after Alfred Schroeder became the latest candidate to be ruled out – with Nuno Espirito Santo and Steven Gerrard available, but the Liverpool legend has his reservations.


Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt has hinted that Erik ten Hag could join the German club later in his career.


Scott Brown has told how Gordon Strachan, Neil Lennon and Brendan Rodgers helped him plot Fleetwood’s FA Cup run into the history books as he cuts his teeth in his first job in management.

Dave King admits he is now considering what to do next with his Rangers shares after seeing plans to sell Club 1872 collapse.

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