Football News Update: Euro 2024, Champions League, FIFA World Cup, and More

Liverpool have made contact with former Manchester United transfer target Adrien Rabiot. Chelsea are looking to bring in two attacking signings, including Boca Juniors centre-back Aaron Anselmino, after withdrawing their interest in Michael Olise. Manchester City and Manchester United were beaten by Bayern Munich in the race to sign Crystal Palace’s £60m star Michael Olise.

Everton are bracing for another offer from Manchester United for defender Jarrad Branthwaite, after previously rejecting a cut-price deal. Aston Villa and Southampton are leading the charge for Swindon Town’s teenage centre-back Harley Hunt, while Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has emerged as a target for a major European club.

“Thierry Henry has been backed as a shock contender for the Wales job.”

Aston Villa have inquired about the availability of Real Sociedad’s Brais Mendez, as Unai Emery weighs up a summer move. The organisers of the Las Vegas Grand Prix have been warned by a local official that if they fail to sort out their logistical challenges, there “won’t be a third time” for the race.

Chelsea are still interested in Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran but are also checking on other striker targets, including Hoffenheim’s Maximilian Beier. Newcastle United have made a cash-plus-player offer for Wolves centre-back Max Kilman, as Eddie Howe ramps up his summer recruitment drive.

Brighton hold an interest in signing Turkey International Baris Alter Yilmaz from Galatsaray, but could face competition for his signature after his impressive performances at the European Championship. Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are withholding two months’ wages – €12.5m (£10.6m) – from Kylian Mbappe’s final payment from the club.

Fans attending England’s final European Championship Group C game are facing the prospect of “dangerously overcrowded” trains and trams, amid fears of a repeat of the travel chaos that engulfed their opening match. A landmark inquest has also heard that modern-day footballers may be more at risk of devastating brain disease than past generations, prompting a coroner to consider issuing a “Prevent of Future Deaths” report to football authorities.

Manchester United are closing in on Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, after their main rivals for his signature, AC Milan, began looking for alternatives, with Roma’s Tammy Abraham one option offered to them. Lille centre-back Leny Yoro has informed Real Madrid of his wish to join the club, while Chelsea have held talks with the representatives of Lille striker Jonathan David about a potential transfer this summer.

Novak Djokovic will travel to Wimbledon in the slim chance he will recover from injury in time to take part in the Championships, which begin next Monday. Rangers have been told that Murrayfield is the only solution to their nightmare Ibrox lockout at the start of the campaign, and the club have reportedly “agreed” a deal to bring Hamza Igamane to the club this summer. Meanwhile, Rangers are at risk of losing one of their top youngsters, with Leeds eyeing Archie Stevens.

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