Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
Tottenham know their brief in tonight's Barclays Premier League clash at Chelsea has not changed despite Leicester failing to clinch the title at Manchester United on Sunday.
Leicester's players are likely to gather tonight - without manager Claudio Ranieri - to see if outgoing champions Chelsea can hand them the Barclays Premier League crown.
Mauricio Pochettino hopes his new Tottenham contract will help the club attract new stars this summer and keep their current ones.
Claudio Ranieri admits he will be the last person to know if Leicester are crowned champions on Monday because he will be returning from lunch with his 96-year-old mother in Italy.
Manuel Pellegrini insisted he would gamble Manchester City's Premier League top-four finish all over again to prioritise the Champions League, even after a comprehensive 4-2 defeat at Southampton.
Mark McCall believes Saracens' experience was the difference as they secured an Aviva Premiership home play-off semi-final with a 23-14 victory over Newcastle Falcons.
Sadio Mane's hat-trick helped Southampton thump Manchester City's disjointed and disinterested second string 4-2 in Sunday's Premier League clash at St Mary's.
Tom Coventry described the London Irish dressing room as "like a morgue" after their relegation from the Aviva Premiership was all but confirmed following a 32-25 defeat to Harlequins at the Madejski Stadium.
A sense of both joy and relief could be detected in the smile on the face of Aidan O'Brien after Minding destroyed her rivals to confirm superiority over her peers when leading home a remarkable one-two-three for the trainer in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Saracens ensured they will finish top of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table and secured a home play-off semi-final in the process with a 23-14 win over Newcastle Falcons.
London Irish's relegation from the Aviva Premiership was all but confirmed as Harlequins ran out 32-25 winners at the Madejski Stadium.
Exeter boss Rob Baxter hailed an outstanding performance by the Chiefs after they put themselves back in pole position for a home Aviva Premiership play-off.
Tim Howard insists Everton's failings this season lie with the players and not manager Roberto Martinez.
Leicester's title celebrations were put on hold as they were forced to cling on with 10 men for a 1-1 draw at Manchester United.
Chelsea captain John Terry was near "unapproachable" during his injury-enforced absence and has the same unquenchable desire as ever, according to Guus Hiddink.
Kyle Walker admits he has been surprised by the ferocity of the rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea ahead of the sides' crunch Barclays Premier League meeting on Monday night.
Jurgen Klopp defended Daniel Sturridge after the England striker headed straight down the tunnel following Liverpool's 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Swansea.
Exeter climbed above Wasps in the scramble for an Aviva Premiership home play-off after they swept aside their European Champions Cup conquerors at Sandy Park.
Swansea secured their Barclays Premier League status as a weakened Liverpool side suffered a 3-1 defeat before their European showdown with Villarreal.
Stoke defender Geoff Cameron has accused Jermain Defoe of diving to win the penalty that earned Sunderland a point at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Unlikely hero Karl Darlow is hoping his moment of inspiration will be remembered as the one which secures Newcastle's Barclays Premier League status.
Watford skipper Troy Deeney could scarcely hide his delight at his two late goals which sank relegated Aston Villa 3-2.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insists Mark Noble can still help England at Euro 2016.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no plans to emulate Sir Alex Ferguson's 26 years as Manchester United manager despite being backed in the face of well-publicised protests.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has stressed he will remain at Old Trafford next season.
The Jaguares ran riot against the Kings in Buenos Aires as they stopped the rot with a 73-27 win.
Apple's Jade completed her Grade One double as she ran out an impressive winner of the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown.
Incoming head coach Antonio Conte will be expected to inspire a title challenge from Chelsea next season despite recent troubles, caretaker boss Guus Hiddink says.
Kyle Walker breathed a sigh of relief after hearing Mauricio Pochettino had agreed a new Tottenham contract and insists the club's title challenge is not over yet.
Sam Allardyce blamed nerves for Sunderland's below-par performance at Stoke and was relieved to come away with a draw.
Arsene Wenger believes fans protesting during Arsenal's 1-0 win over Norwich on Saturday were venting out of "disappointed love" rather than anger at the club's lack of progress.
Bernard Foley converted Michael Hooper's 79th-minute try to snatch the Waratahs a 32-30 win against the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.
Arsenal celebrated in unison as Danny Welbeck's strike earned a 1-0 win which leaves Norwich's Premier League position ever more precarious.
A fans' protest calling for change at Arsenal fell flat as dissenters at the Emirates Stadium were drowned out by support for Arsene Wenger.
Stephen Myler's clutch conversion ultimately sealed a 15-14 victory over Bath for Northampton, but Jim Mallinder admitted he had come close to withdrawing the fly-half.
Cory Jane and Julian Savea both scored a brace of tries as Hurricanes eased to a 50-17 Super Rugby victory over Lions at Ellis Park.
The Scarlets won at the third time of asking in the Guinness Pro12 as they grabbed a try bonus point to do the double over Newport Gwent Dragons with a 34-20 victory.
Leicester head coach Aaron Mauger revealed s crum-half Sam Harrison was taken to hospital with a "nasty" nose injury suffered in the 31-17 victory at home to Worcester which clinched their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic hailed Mark Noble and insisted Europe is within their grasp after they hammered West Brom.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez accepts responsibility for the club's disappointing season but will continue to ignore the growing protests at his continued stay at the club.
Eric Black hopes Aston Villa's players have taken the first tiny step towards repairing their relationship with the fans.
Rafael Benitez has told his Newcastle players not to waste time looking at the Barclays Premier League table despite climbing out of the relegation zone.
Former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew took his Crystal Palace side to St James' Park in a must-win match for Rafael Benitez's men.
Teimana Harrison staked his claim for an England call-up as Northampton mounted a superb second-half comeback to edge out Bath 15-14 at Franklin's Gardens.
Ulster stayed on course to make the Guinness PRO12 play-offs by defeating Leinster 30-6 in a pulsating derby clash at the Kingspan Stadium.
Leicester clinched a place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs with a bonus-point win at home to Worcester.
Troy Deeney grabbed two late goals to condemn Aston Villa to a club-record 11th straight defeat.
Jermain Defoe scored an injury-time penalty to earn Sunderland a potentially priceless point at Stoke.
Left-back Leighton Baines' first goal since November 2014 secured Everton's first home league victory since early February but it was not enough to prevent growing opposition to Roberto Martinez's continued reign as manager.
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