Manchester United take lead in race to sign Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund – Paper Talk

All the top stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s newspapers…


Manchester United appear to have taken the lead to sign Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund this summer after Karim Benzema committed to a new Real Madrid contract.

Todd Boehly reportedly sacked Thomas Tuchel just days after he was denied the opportunity to take a group of guests into the dressing room.


Tottenham are exploring an interest in Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim.

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim after the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.  Picture date: Wednesday March 9, 2022.
Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim could be a contender for the Tottenham job

Ex-Aston Villa women’s coach Jack Peel could face further disciplinary action from the FA for breaching the terms of his suspension by attending a match involving one of his alleged victims.

Atletico Madrid are growing increasingly concerned that Chelsea will not buy Joao Felix in the summer, according to reports.


Barry Hearn, the owner of World Snooker, is ready to fund legal action on behalf of the 400 fans who were affected by Just Stop Oil protesting Edred Whittingham on Monday night.

Cazoo World Snooker Championship 2023 - Day 3 - The Crucible A Just Stop Oil protester jumps on the table during the match between Robert Milkins against Joe Perry during day three of the Cazoo World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.  Picture date: Monday April 17, 2023.
The World Snooker Championship was interrupted by a Just Stop Oil protest

Fans will be banned if the season run-in once again sparks celebratory pitch invasions, the Premier League and Football Association warned amid an ongoing zero-tolerance approach.

A damning Rugby Football Union review has concluded that England’s squad lacked the requisite fitness levels to compete in the Six Nations Championship.

The Rugby Football Union will bolster Steve Borthwick’s bid to rebuild the England scrum with additional coaching resources to support talented young forwards. Interviews for England men’s vacant scrum coach position have concluded, but Telegraph Sport understands that two further pathway skills coaches will be brought in.

MCC have promised that the heritage and tradition of Lord’s will be retained in the latest stage of the ground’s redevelopment and expansion, after appointing architects to design new Tavern and Allen Stands.


A former PGA Tour player who is now a leading orthopedic surgeon has said he would be “amazed” if Tiger Woods ever wins another tournament after undergoing more surgery.

Tiger Woods walks on the 18th hole during the weather delayed second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tiger Woods pulled out of The Masters with injury

The RFU will try again on Friday night to push through plans to lower the legal tackle height in community rugby – this time to the base of the sternum – after its first attempt sparked a grassroots revolt and forced embarrassed Twickenham executives to issue an apology.


The use of VAR is actually improving according to data, despite a string of high-profile errors which have left fans fuming.


Treble-chasing Celtic fear Cameron Carter-Vickers might not see out the season.

Hearts are leading the chase to land Livingston skipper Nicky Devlin in the summer.


The administrators of a firm which was embroiled in a kit sales dispute with Rangers have decided to proceed with a multi-million pound legal claim against the club.

Benfica are reportedly interested in landing Celtic’s Liel Abada this summer.