Steven Gerrard flies to Istanbul for Trabzonspor management talks – Paper Talk | Messages from the transfer center

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It has been claimed that Steven Gerrard flew to Istanbul to hold talks with Trabzonspor as he is thinking of returning to management.

Steven Gerrard after Villa's 3-0 defeat to Fulham
Steven Gerrard has been without a managerial job since being sacked by Aston Villa in October

George Lineker has suggested that Gary’s dad might quit Match of the Day for good when his contract expires in two years.

Paris Saint-Germain are targeting a summer move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres, a year after Erik ten Hag convinced Manchester United not to sign the Spain international.

Rochester New York FC was forced to withdraw from the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season in a major blow to side and minority shareholder Jamie Vardy.

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Sky Sports News’ Kaveh Solhekol explains why the BBC has announced that Gary Lineker is ‘retiring’ from his duties as match of the day presenter

Manchester United will not be put off by Harry Kane’s age – he will turn 30 in July – when they attempt to sign the England captain at the end of the season thanks to the success they have had with Casemiro since his move from Real Madrid at the same age last years.

MLS side St Louis City SC are interested in signing Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino when his contract expires at the end of the season and hope his relationship with former Hoffenheim sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel will give them an advantage.

Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga has emerged as a potential Manchester United midfielder in the summer but will face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle as well as at least two Bundesliga sides.


Gary Lineker is wanted by BT Sport to be the face of their rebranded football coverage next season and the Match of the Day presenter will be flooded with offers following his suspension by the BBC.

The cost of upgrading Fulham’s Craven Cottage Riverside Stand has risen to £200m, but owner Shad Khan is willing to pay extra for a range of high-end conversions.

A photo of Manchester United bidder Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani circulating online has been described as “unofficial” by a spokesperson who has been unable to confirm its authenticity.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill stunned his rivals at the USTAF track and field event in Louisville on Saturday, winning his 60m race by over five meters in a time of 6.70 seconds, only two-tenths slower than his winning time at the recent European Indoor Championships.

Yorkshire suffers losses of £500,000 after Nike ended a lucrative kit deal in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal.

Worcester Warriors fans have raised “serious concerns” about their new owners after it emerged they had put the club up for sale shortly after buying it from the administrator.


Newcastle want to sign young Fleetwood goalkeeper Stephen McMullan.

Marcelo Bielsa dreams of returning to the Premier League – but not until the summer.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa during an English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road in Leeds, England, Sunday, September 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Could former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa return to the Premier League?

Wigan are trying to avoid an automatic three-point penalty for not paying players and staff on time.

Manchester United will send young striker Joe Hugill on loan again next season.

Manchester United are poised to sign Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries this summer, with a possible trade involving Diogo Dalot, but there will be competition for the Dutchman from Chelsea.

Tottenham are still interested in Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford despite having committed to a new contract at Goodison Park, but it could take the Toffees, who are relegated, to ease their chances and potentially lower his transfer fee.

Everton are poised for a summer move for Sheffield United and Senegal striker Iliman Ndiaye, who scored 12 goals in the Blades quest to return to the Premier League.

Adebayo Akinfenwa made his Faversham Town debut on Saturday for the Isthmian League side against Lancing but coming off at half-time they lost 2-1.


Paul Parker believes some of Manchester United’s teammates lack the character to fight for the Premier League title and showed their “old ways” in the 7-0 win over Liverpool.


Katie Taylor will face welterweight star Chantelle Cameron in Dublin in May for the title of undisputed champion in two weight divisions.


Jofra Archer is not setting his sights too high ahead of a busy Ashes summer and says he would be happy to play just one Test match against Australia’s old foe after such a tough season with injuries over the past three years.


A BBC staff member compared the furor around Gary Lineker to something from their W1A mockumentary, but said it would be almost unbelievable as a plot.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has tasked his INEOS sporting director Sir Dave Brailsford with finding a team of people capable of rebuilding Manchester United’s sporting organization and he is confident he will be able to beat the competition from the Qatari club.


Rangers boss Michael Beale has dropped his heaviest hint yet that he is about to offer Ryan Jack a new deal at Ibrox.

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