What the papers say
Manchester United will face competition from other top European clubs in their bid to bring Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford, the Daily Mirror says. The release clause for the Atletico Madrid World Cup winner will fall £70million over the summer according to the paper.
Tom Heaton is more interested in Jordan Pickford’s outstanding international performances than his club troubles, although the Burnley goalkeeper’s determination to usurp him as England number one is clear.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs wants to take the pressure off Gareth Bale heading into the 2020 European Championship campaign.
Bolton are due in the High Court to face a winding-up petition on Wednesday, a day after confirming takeover talks with an interested party had ended.
Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas can take aim at the Tour de France certain of their futures after Team Sky announced they will continue racing under a new guise from May.
Lenny Johnrose feels it is his duty to spread the word to footballers about the “frightening” statistics suggesting a link between professional contact sport and motor neurone disease, but says nothing would have deterred him from pursuing a career in the game.
James Ward-Prowse has moved away from the nice guy image, with extra bite and aggression in his game bringing about an upturn in fortunes at Southampton and a return to the England set-up.
England captain Harry Kane believes the Three Lions can eclipse their achievements of 2018 by enjoying another stellar 12 months.
Steve Harper has encouraged Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to learn from England’s Jordan Pickford after losing his place at Leeds.
Calum Butcher’s early goal was enough to give second-placed Dundee United a 1-0 win over Ladbrokes Championship leaders Ross County at Tannadice.