Transfer Rumors and Football Rumors: Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling, Paul Pogba

10 May 2022 | 08:35

07:40 · TUE May 10, 2022

Read the latest football gossip and transfer rumors from local newspapers with Sporting Life’s Paper Talk.


  • Arsenal are ready to look for a move for Raheem Sterling if he is available this summer as his Manchester City contract enters its final year.
  • Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck will have more talks with Todd Boehly about their future at Chelsea, with the American expected to reassure head coach Thomas Tuchel that he will have the backing and support. conflict with the club’s upcoming new owners.
  • UEFA will finally put forward controversial proposals for Champions League legacy slots on Tuesday after the club’s power brokers neared an agreement on a last-minute compromise scheme.
  • Birmingham City are preparing to buy back £32m, but manager Lee Bowyer’s future is in doubt.


  • Aston Villa have opened talks regarding a discount deal for attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
  • Barcelona are said to be selling nine players, including Frenkie de Jong, this summer as coach Xavi wants to rebuild his squad after a disappointing season.
  • Crystal Palace are set against Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven to keep one of the academy’s brightest prospects, David Obou.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is worried about his Liverpool future after two months without playing and not hearing from the club about a new contract.
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko has shared heartwarming images after inviting a 10-year-old Ukrainian refugee to train with him at Manchester City.
  • West Ham are ready to take advantage of Eddie Nketiah’s contract with Arsenal and will switch to him if no solution is found.
  • John Yems touted himself for managerial jobs at other clubs within hours of being sacked by Crawley Town last week amid allegations that he racially abused players and encouraged Encourage black team members to use a separate locker room.
  • The Premier League is starting a study to determine the number of times a player is allowed to head in training.
  • Carlos Tevez will lead a global cast of stars wishing Mark Noble a happy retirement as the West Ham captain prepares to retire.
  • Bruce Buck will continue to stay at Chelsea as chairman despite the club’s sale, while director Marina Granovskaia is also expected to stay at Chelsea under the new owners.


  • Liverpool and Manchester City could face each other in an unprecedented Premier League game – just three days before the Champions League final.
  • Manchester City are set to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this week after the German side allowed him to deal with “personal matters” on Monday.
  • According to reports, Paul Pogba has turned down a shocking summer move to Manchester City.
  • Manchester United are said to have shortlisted Villarreal defender Pau Torres as a potential summer target.
  • Arsenal are said to have closed the deal of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, which promises to be a busy summer at the Emirates.
  • Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their search for Christopher Nkunku as RB Leipzig have no intention of parting with the player this summer.
  • Chelsea are facing dressing room turmoil just as the new American owners prepare for a £4.25billion buyout – as Thomas Tuchel angrily drags his underperforming stars to extra training and change clothes.
  • Manchester United have told agents to find the best free transfers this summer – as they don’t have a bottomless cash pit.
  • Crystal Palace are set to agree a new deal with Michael Olise to boost his price tag above £50m.
  • Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by top clubs across Europe including Leeds and PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer.
  • Arsenal are believed to be one of three clubs wanting the Youri Tielemans award away from Leicester in the summer.
  • Manchester United’s pursuit of famous Red Bull Salzburg player Karim Adeyemi has ended well.
  • The ruthless Eddie Howe will take the ax in a summer destroy at Newcastle – with ten stars facing the tight.


  • Paul Pogba has 5 transfer options left after the outgoing Man Utd midfielder ‘rejected’ Man City’s offer.
  • Newcastle have expressed interest in Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
  • Newcastle United are entering their first summer transfer window since they became the richest club in the world – but they are said to be still scouring the loan market for new recruits.
  • Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has stepped up security at his Cheshire home following a “serious security breach” last year.
  • Football must create a care fund to support hundreds of former players with dementia and brain injuries, the players’ union has warned.
  • Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is finalizing his plans for a summer transfer at Villa Park.


  • Northampton Town plans to file a formal complaint with the EFL as it believes Scunthorpe United’s team selection at Bristol Rovers affected the integrity of the final day of competition in League Two.


  • Erik ten Hag is set to arrange a mass reshuffle at Manchester United, starting with the signing of Everton’s Richarlison.
  • Arsenal are expected to pay up to £34m if they want to sign Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz this summer.


  • Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has been spotted entering a restaurant in Madrid as speculation about his future continues to mount.


  • Rangers fans who don’t need a ticket can watch the team’s Europa League-winning bid from the stadium where Celtic’s glorious shot fell at the final hurdle in 2003.
  • Hibs will begin interviews for their vacant managerial position this week – but Derek McInnes has not been shortlisted by Ron Gordon, out of interest in Oxford United boss Karl Robinson from Easter Road.
  • Aberdeen defender Luke Turner is attracting interest from Premier League promotion hopes at Nottingham Forest.
  • Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall is about to join Hibs, according to a report.


  • Rangers director Alastair Johnston claims their run to Seville is proof that they deserve a say in future European Super League negotiations.
  • Benfica is planning a stunning six-figure summer to land St Mirren star Dylan Reid.


  • Global rugby executives have been urged to plan for the sport’s biggest revolution since the dawn of professionalism – including a biennial world final.