Papers: Real Madrid and Bayern consider move for Leeds teenager

The top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday’s newspapers…


Archie Gray is being watched closely by both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as they consider a move for the talented teenager.

Archie Gray celebrates Leeds' second goal vs Leicester
Leeds’ 18-year-old midfielder Archie Gray is reportedly a Real Madrid and Bayern Munich target

Newcastle United face an “uphill” battle to keep hold of midfield superstar Bruno Guimaraes.

Kepa Arrizabalaga will leave Real Madrid when his season-long loan expires this summer.

Conor Gallagher is tipped to leave Chelsea this summer.


Manchester United have put Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Max Kilman on a shortlist of centre-backs in an effort to fix the defensive problems they have suffered this season.

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The Times’ Charlotte Duncker provides the latest update on Manchester United’s reported interest in Wolves captain Max Kilman

Spanish prosecutors investigating Luis Rubiales, the former head of Spanish football, have applied to authorities in Andorra for access to bank accounts belonging to former Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and nine associated companies, according to reports in Spain.


Erik ten Hag has urged Sir Jim Ratcliffe to have patience with the job he is doing at Manchester United and resist any temptation to ‘interrupt the process’.

Manchester United have reportedly cancelled the corporate credit cards of senior figures in a bid to cut costs at the club.

Newcastle United will wear a one-off jersey at home to Tottenham this month, with Sela set to donate the front-of-shirt sponsorship to charity.

Chelsea players are being targeted by private sports medicine experts looking to pounce on the club’s ongoing injury crisis.

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Frida Maanum will not link up with the Norway national team ahead of their Euro 2025 qualifier against Finland on Friday.

England goalkeeper Mary Earps has signed a multi-year contract with kit manufacturer Puma after deciding to leave Adidas.

Rugby bosses in both codes have been warned their games are not currently safe for players after 60 more ex-union professionals joined an ongoing legal case against the sport’s authorities over head injuries.


Dr Who and House of the Dragon star Matt Smith has revealed his dream is to buy Blackburn Rovers.

Former Liverpool star Fabio Aurelio was left with broken ribs and a damaged lung after returning to Anfield for the clash with Ajax Legends.

Kalvin Phillips will have to take a major pay cut this summer if he wants to return to Leeds United and end his Manchester City nightmare.


Nottingham Forest are triggering a contract extension for Ola Aina after an impressive debut season at the City Ground.

Former Republic of Ireland international Jon Walters is in pole position to land the job as technical director at Stoke.

Middlesbrough’s Seny Dieng has interest from Premier League and European clubs ahead of a busy summer of trading for goalkeepers.

Sporting Lisbon are looking closely at Coventry centre-back Joel Latibeaudiere after their successful raid on the Championship club for Viktor Gyokeres.

Leeds have made an offer to Sunderland to sign England U17 forward Mason Cotcher.

The Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship are on the verge of securing a record sponsorship deal, with Barclays set to double its investment in the two leagues.

Rory McIlroy has brought in revered coach Butch Harmon as he tries to fix his ‘two-swing’ conundrum in time for next week’s Masters.

Dawid Malan is trying his hand as a coach at Yorkshire as he faces up to the possibility that his England playing career is over.


Getafe have been ordered to partially close their central stand for three matches by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) following the racist and xenophobic abuse suffered by the Sevilla manager, Quique Sánchez Flores, and the player Marcos Acuña in the La Liga game on Saturday.


Kalvin Phillips would have to accept a significant wage cut to secure a return to Leeds United this summer.

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West Ham boss David Moyes says the club will continue to offer their support to midfielder Kalvin Phillips following his difficult loan spell to date

Paul Pogba, who is currently serving a doping suspension, was spotted in the stands as West Ham and Tottenham played out a draw on Tuesday.


Manchester United are in contact with Nice defender Melvin Bard as the club focuses on signing a new left-back this summer.


Manchester United will play Norwegian club Rosenborg in their first pre-season match ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.

Burnley’s auditors have issued a warning about the club’s financial position in the latest accounts if sufficient funds are not raised in the event of relegation.


Peter Leven would take the Aberdeen job until the end of the season – if it gives the Pittodrie board the time to get the right manager in.

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