Barcelona disregards Pep Guardiola’s recommendation, chooses not to pursue Roberto de Zerbi of Brighton as next manager – Paper Talk

Plus: Egypt FA rejects Liverpool request to leave Mo Salah out of their squad for their friendly with New Zealand; Brentford earmark Norwich City striker Josh Sargent as a possible replacement if Ivan Toney leaves; DeAndre Yedlin looks set to leave Inter Miami and join rivals FC Cincinnati

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


Barcelona are set to ignore the advice given to them by Pep Guardiola and opt against pursuing Brighton’s Roberto de Zerbi as their next manager.


Egypt’s FA has rejected a request from Liverpool to leave Mo Salah out of their squad for a friendly against New Zealand during the international break.


Jos Verstappen has told friends his son Max will move from the Red Bull team if he must and has already been seen on numerous occasions speaking to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.


Brentford have tabbed Norwich City striker Josh Sargent as one of the possible options to replace Ivan Toney if he leaves the club this summer.

Chelsea are ready to pay the compensation being asked by Brighton to bring recruitment chief Sam Jewell to Stamford Bridge. Jewell is currently on gardening leave.

There are fears luckless Australia batsman Will Pucovski might be forced to retire from cricket after suffering an 11th concussion after being struck on the helmet while playing for his state Victoria.


Former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein has revealed the club was being pursued as a feeder team by Rangers and then Premier League “opportunists” Wimbledon during the darkest days of his time in charge.


Former Tottenham and Newcastle wing-back DeAndre Yedlin looks like being one of the wage cap victims at Inter Miami as he is closing on a deal to join rivals FC Cincinnati.

Jesse Lingard said he felt “blessed and grateful” to have made his debut for FC Seoul on Saturday even though he was roundly booed during their 2-0 defeat to Gwangju.

Steve Borthwick faces some tough selection calls ahead of England’s Twickenham date with Ireland with Marcus Smith potentially going straight back into the XV despite missing the opening three games with a calf injury.


England goalkeeper Mary Earps will become the first women’s footballer to be honoured with a waxwork at Madame Tussauds.

Yorkshire’s West Riding Girls Football League believes it is at risk of sanctions from the FA for refusing to allow a boy to play in its youth matches and receiving complaints from his parents. FA rules allow for mixed football up to the U16 level.

Adrian Meronk fell foul of LIV Golf’s referees on Sunday in Jeddah when a one-shot penalty for slow play cost him around £200,000 in prize money.


Arsenal Women’s average attendance this season, buoyed by two recent sellouts at the Emirates, is now higher than half of the Premier League’s 20 clubs.


Ten years after the missing MH370 jet vanished, Malaysian authorities have announced that they intend to resume their search