FA wants Gareth Southgate to extend England contract until 2026 World Cup – Paper Talk | Football News

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


The FA wants Gareth Southgate to extend his contract until the 2026 World Cup, following Friday’s revelation that he could be tempted to stay on beyond this summer’s European Championship.

Frenkie De Jong is closer than ever to a Barcelona exit having grown discontent with the current situation at the club, according to reports.

George Ford admits it is ‘different’ no longer being part of England’s eternal double-act with Owen Farrell but the experienced fly-half insists he is relishing his new-found responsibility to run the team.

Police and football authorities in Ireland and England are set to hold high-level talks after the two countries were drawn together in the same Nations League group.

Federico Macheda, the former Manchester United striker who famously scored on his debut for the club in 2009, has admitted it would be heart-breaking to see Old Trafford bulldozed.

West Brom are cautiously optimistic that the club will be sold within a month to end a protracted takeover saga. US businessman Shilen Patel remains the front-runner to complete a deal.


Newcastle’s Saudi owners are targeting an £800m takeover of Roma, according to reports.

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