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Abiala Dahunsi

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly tried to keep Billy Gilmour at the club by warning him that his situation could soon change prior to his deadline-day move to Brighton, according to reports.(Daily Express)

Liverpool may be about to lose out on signing Barcelona midfielder Gavi as he could reportedly sign a new contract this week.(Daily Express)

Manchester United are reportedly set to extend the contracts of five players in the coming months to avoid them leaving for nothing next summer.(Daily Mirror)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United could be nearing its end as the 37-year-old starts to explore interest from Saudi Arabian clubs as a serious option.(Daily Mirror)

Manchester United reportedly believe that only their own ‘indecisiveness’ scuppered a blockbuster deal for Frenkie de Jong in the summer – and that the Dutchman would have joined them, despite claims to the contrary.(Daily Mirror)

Everton are ready to make a bid for Ferencvaros winger Adama Traore, according to reports.(The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain Ultras are boycotting an away clash against Israeli side Maccabi Haifa due to “excessive” security restrictions.(The Sun)

Gareth Southgate will allow his England stars to watch the Queen’s funeral with their families instead of joining up at St George’s Park.(Daily Star)

Marcus Rashford’s agent reportedly used interest from PSG to negotiate a better contract for the Manchester United star.(Daily Star)

Luke Shaw is bracing himself for World Cup disappointment, little over a year after scoring England’s goal in the Euro 2020 final.(Daily Star)

Paul Pogba faces a race against time to be fit for the 2022 World Cup after it was confirmed he will return from injury just 10 days before the first ball is kicked in Qatar.(Daily Mail)

Ecuador face being kicked out of the World Cup after new evidence revealed a shocking admission from one of their players of using a false birth certificate, with the confession made in an official investigation that was covered up by the Ecuador Football Federation [FEF].(Daily Mail)

The Premier League is expected to push ahead with plans to use semi-automated offsides for next season after a successful introduction in the Champions League.(The Times)

Manchester City’s new centre-back Manuel Akanji has owned up to being a former Manchester United fan.(The Sun)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is making his players undergo training sessions where they use just their weaker foot, according to reports.(The Sun)

Cristiano Ronaldo turned down £211m-a-year in wages to play for an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia, but Manchester United’s 37-year-old Portugal striker is now reconsidering the offer. (Athletic via Mirror – subscription required)

N’Golo Kante has refused a new two-year deal from Chelsea – the 31-year-old French midfielder’s current contract runs out in 2023. (Athletic – subscription required)

England pair, forward Marcus Rashford, 24, and left-back Luke Shaw, 27, plus Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 23, and Brazilian midfielder Fred, 29, could all leave Manchester United as free agents next June when their contracts end. But the club can trigger a clause extending all their deals by one year. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City’s new Switzerland centre-back Manuel Akanji, 27, who joined in September from Borussia Dortmund for £15m, has admitted he supported Manchester United as a child. (Blick)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to send Brazilian winger Marquinhos, 19, out on loan to gain more regular game time and is keen to bring in a short-term replacement in the next transfer window. (FourFourTwo)

RB Leipzig turned down a bid from Chelsea for Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, as they are convinced other clubs will join the race to sign him next summer, including Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United believe their chances of signing Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, were hit by their own “indecisiveness” as they pondered whether to meet Barcelona’s £73m asking price. (Mirror)

Benfica president Rui Costa believes the £64m Liverpool paid up front for Darwin Nunez justified their decision to let the 23-year-old Uruguay striker leave the Portuguese club. (Mail)

Belgium striker Divock Origi, 27, who joined AC Milan as a free agent from Liverpool in July, has been branded Serie A’s worst signing of the summer. (Mail)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly hinted to Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, about potential changes at Stamford Bridge in a bid to reverse his decision to sign for then-Brighton manager Graham Potter on transfer deadline day. (Athletic – subscription required)

Thierry Henry has praised Folarin Balogun, 21, for his decision to join Reims on loan from Arsenal – the American-born striker has scored five goals in seven appearances for the Ligue 1 side. (Evening Standard)

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