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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,

The most successful football clubs from Europe’s top four leagues revealed – ranked by total trophies won

Real Madrid’s 2016 Champions League final victory marked the club’s record 11th success in the European Cup. It’s Real’s second Champions League win in the past three seasons, as they succeed rivals Barcelona as European champions. But Real have claimed just one Spanish league title since 2008, while Barca have won six in that time,

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier lauds Marcus Rashford amid ‘fairytale’ rise

Eric Dier has described Marcus Rashford’s “fairytale” rise as “brilliant for English football”. Both players are part of Roy Hodgson’s 26-man provisional England squad for Euro 2016 and Rashford is set to get his first senior international run-out in Friday’s warm-up match against Australia. It is only three months since the 18-year-old Manchester United striker

O’Neil happy to stay

Norwich midfielder Gary O’Neil insists he is happy to stay with the club after being offered a new contract. The 33-year-old is yet to officially pen fresh terms although the club have revealed a desire to keep him with the squad for a campaign in the Championship. OÂ’NeilÂ’s current deal is set to expire next

Spain have five clubs in Champions League

Spain will have five teams in next season’s UEFA Champions League following Sevilla’s UEFA Europa League triumph on Wednesday. Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1 in Basel to claim the trophy for the third season in a row. They will join fellow Liga sides Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in next season’s competition proper, with Villarreal,

Wilder’s Charlton move off after talks

Chris Wilder’s Northampton Town finished the season 13 points clear at the top of League Two Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder has been unable to reach an agreement with Charlton Athletic following talks with the relegated Championship club. Charlton were given permission to speak to Wilder and assistant Alan Knill, after the pair led the

Fancy meeting you here: Europe’s local derbies

Real Madrid 2-2 Atlético Madrid (agg, Madrid win replay 2-1)1958/59 European Cup semi-finalsWith the away goals rule some years off, a 2-2 aggregate draw set up a ‘Derbi Madrileño’ play-off in Zaragoza. Madrid struck first through Alfredo Di Stéfano, Enrique Collar levelled for Atlético, then Ferenc Puskás pounced on a defensive error to drive in