Papers: Man Utd open Rashford contract talks

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


Marcus Rashford faces a big decision over his future at Manchester United as he prepares to open talks over a new contract.

Ousmane Dembele’s agent has cited Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez’s poor management style as the reason for Dembele’s contract negotiations reaching a stalemate.

Toronto adopted a bizarre method when signing Italy superstar Lorenzo Insigne this month, after the club turned to football website Transfermarkt.

Stoke are leading the race for Chelsea’s forgotten man Lewis Baker.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been seen in an Arsenal shirt for the first time since being axed by Mikel Arteta.

Ex-Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is eyeing an international job ahead of the 2026 World Cup before quitting management.

Tottenham are willing to sell Steven Bergwijn for the right price in order to help fund a swoop for Wolves winger Adama Traore.


An England rugby union player has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenager who had allegedly been drugged.

Tottenham have prioritised trying to make three key signings during this month’s transfer window following a no-holds-barred meeting between chairman Daniel Levy, managing director of football Fabio Paratici and head coach Antonio Conte.

Barcelona were stunned by Spurs’ decision to pay £26m for Emerson Royal last summer.


Bordeaux have exiled Laurent Koscielny from the first-team squad and stripped him of the captain’s armband as their crisis intensifies, according to reports in France.


Aston Villa are close to completing the signing of Lucas Digne from Everton, who have inquired about taking Anwar El Ghazi on loan for the rest of the season.


The Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd faces a touchline ban after he said that a referee “didn’t have enough nuts” to make decisions in their match against Saracens.


Aberdeen will have to match the £350,000 cash offer Hibs made for Jamie McGrath if they want to lure the St Mirren star away from Paisley this month.

Middlesbrough are eyeing out-of-favour Rangers star John Lundstram.

Kilmarnock want to bring Kyle Lafferty back to the SPFL.


Martin Boyle wants showdown talks with owner Ron Gordon after Hibs KO’d his chance of a £2m move to Saudi Arabia.

Osaze Urhoghide is wanted by Morecambe – but Celtic also expect Scottish interest.

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