All the top stories and moving quotes from Wednesday’s newspapers…
Brighton & Hove Albion have placed a £100m bid on Moisés Caicedo after Chelsea’s latest attempt to land the southpaw.
Everton are facing a battle to convince their top target, Marcelo Bielsa, to replace Frank Lampard.
Newcastle United are confident they can sign Anthony Gordon from Everton, but are also eyeing Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea.
Everton face a battle to convince Marcelo Bielsa to replace Frank Lampard after the former Leeds United boss expressed reservations about moving to Goodison Park.
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison is on target for Leicester City as they try to help Brendan Rodgers’ side climb out of relegation danger.
Leeds United are among the leading clubs interested in Southampton forward Jimmy-Jay Morgan.
Nottingham Forest talks with Newcastle over a deal for Chris Wood with an ambitious bid for Allan Saint-Maximin.
Crystal Palace are pursuing a deal for Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada.
Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have been employed as security guards during the World Cup at Fifa’s main media center and other key sites facing immigration after an unprecedented public protest was launched in Doha on Sunday against to the great bars that follow the competition.
Frank Lampard says his nightmare at Everton will “make him stronger” – and has vowed to return and prove himself in the Premier League.
Manchester United are ready to cash in on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.
Everton are now expected to re-explore a deal for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana after Arnaut Danjuma turned his back on a move to Goodison Park despite receiving a medical at Finch Farm.
Leeds are interested in a deal for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi – despite contact with Juventus over a move for USMNT star Weston McKennie.
Manchester United’s search for investment is likely to result in a full sale of the club.
Aston Villa are left frustrated after failing to land Spain international Nico Williams in their record signing.
PSG forward Lionel Messi is considering his future in France and has concerns over signing a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions, according to reports.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club Al-Nassr is believed to finish his career there, as he will be 40 years old when his contract expires in 2025.
The Football Association are set to renew their commitment to having BAME (black and minority ethnic) representation on the England back-line for their Euro 2024 campaign.
THE MIRROR OF THE DAY
Wayne Rooney has been inspired to become a successful Premier League manager by Phil Jagielka, who thinks Everton’s crisis squad should consider him.
UEFA are set to change their Financial Fair Play rules to tackle the long-term contract loophole Chelsea are using.
Sam Allardyce has dismissed rumors that Everton have approached him, but says he is “the best of any recent manager” the Toffees have had.
Millwall have made their move to land Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet.
Rangers recruitment guru John Park is under consideration to return to Hibs as their new director of football.