Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani would rather buy Arsenal than Manchester United and Liverpool – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Wednesday’s papers…


Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, ranked the 10th richest man in the world, would rather buy Arsenal than one of the current Premier League giants for sale, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Al Nassr boss Rudi Garcia has spoken of his excitement to join forces with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Saudi club were heavily linked with a move.

Manchester United want Benfica starlet Cher Ndour, who is out of contract next year.

Liverpool are said to be ready to match any other club’s offer for midfielder target Enzo Fernandez, with a ‘pre-agreement’ said to be in place.


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has no idea when Jadon Sancho will return to action after a series of one-on-one talks with the winger.

Jadon Sancho retains Cesar Azplilicueta
Jadon Sancho, Manchester United winger

Portugal are ready to ask Jose Mourinho to lead them to Euro 2024 and are happy that he is combining the international role with his current job at AS Roma, according to reports in Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s relationship with longtime agent Jorge Mendes is deteriorating according to reports in Spain, with potential suitors contacting the top free agent directly over his upcoming move.

Jack Wilshere says the Football Association should do everything possible for Newcastle boss Eddie Howe if Gareth Southgate decides to step down before Euro 2024.

Former Cardiff City striker Ibrahim Meite has been sentenced to 15 months in jail after being found guilty of stabbing a love rival in a row of nightclubs.

Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been forced to temporarily stop playing football due to a heart problem.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Rafael Leao to stay at AC Milan amid growing links with a move to Chelsea for the Portuguese midfielder.

Karim Benzema looks set to be available for La Liga games to return after being spotted during Real Madrid’s training session on Tuesday, a day before his French team-mates bid to reach the World Cup final without him.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema looks on during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, September 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Pablo Garcia)
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema missed the World Cup

FIFA has opened condolence registers for three journalists – Roger Pearce, Grant Wahl and Khalid al-Misslam – at all World Cup stadiums in Qatar.

Morocco coach Walid Regragui was listening to a tactics seminar hosted by Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta just 12 months ago as he now prepares his own side for a World Cup semi-final.

Manchester United will unveil a statue of club legend Jimmy Murphy outside Old Trafford in May.

Veteran ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley left the World Cup early after being snubbed to work on the quarter-finals and being asked to work on highlight packages instead.

Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to continue playing for Portugal until at least Euro 2024, according to reports.

Leeds have invited fans to watch them train for the first time in a decade to raise money for charity.

The Belgian Football Association have published a job advert saying they are looking for a new head coach who ‘knows how to win’ following the departure of Roberto Martinez.


World Rugby is in crisis after vice-president Bernard Laporte was found guilty of corruption and given a suspended prison sentence as well as a two-year ban from all rugby activity.

Former Premier League defender Phil Bardsley has donated his entire salary to charity after signing for Stockport until the end of the season.


Leicester Tigers are demanding £1million to release England manager candidate Steve Borthwick from his contract after he secretly extended his contract when they won the Premiership title last season.

Paris will mobilize 2,000 police across the city to try to stop any trouble when France and Morocco meet in the second World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.


Leicester City are ready to make a bid which could amount to more than £40million for Moroccan midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who is currently playing in France for Angers and has been linked with Barcelona.

The Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi passes in front of the Portuguese Ruben Neves
The Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi passes in front of the Portuguese Ruben Neves

Eden Hazard is said to be ‘very interested’ in continuing his career in the United States but will not be looking to leave Real Madrid until the summer of 2023.


Manchester United are pushing ahead with plans to target Porto’s Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa despite an unconvincing display at the World Cup in Qatar.


Erik ten Hag says Manchester United are preparing to offer contract extensions to five players whose contracts are due to expire in the coming months – David de Gea, Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw and Fred.

Emmanuel Petit says Arsenal should target Wilfried Zaha, Allan Saint-Maximin or Christian Pulisic in January as they look to replace injured Gabriel Jesus.


Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis could be offered a life-changing transfer to Saudi Arabia after contract talks broke down.

Lee Johnson is confident Ryan Porteous can be a £20m star if he heads south next month.

Ally McCoist will be part of ITV’s commentary team for the World Cup final, having wowed fans again in Argentina’s semi-final against Croatia.

St Johnstone are planning a January move for Queen of the South striker Ruari Paton, whose contract runs out this summer.


Former Celtic star Moussa Dembele’s hopes of landing a profitable move to the English Premier League have been boosted due to his spell at Fulham as a teenager.

Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack has promised the club will no longer be sucked into losing their best players for free or at a bargain price.

Peter Leven is keen on a return to MK Dons to become their next manager – the Scot was a League One club player from 2008-2011 and recently helped Orenburg gain promotion to the Russian Premier League.

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