RUMOUR MILL: Man United ready to break world transfer record for Neymar | Henry wants to replace Wenger at Arsenal | Chelsea in pole position to sign Virgil van Dijk | Lamela set for Inter Milan

Jose Mourinho has reportedly held talks with Barcelona superstar Neymar about a move to Manchester United. The Red Devils are willing to activate the Brazilian’s £200m buyout clause. (Various)

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Melton Town errors prove costly at Irchester

Two lapses in concentration spoilt Melton Town’s chances of returning home from Irchester with at least a share of the spoils, condemning them to a 3-1 defeat.

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Smith double helps Holwell Sports eclipse Holbrook

Brad Smith’s late winner gave a rusty Holwell the points from a seesaw game against Derbyshire side Holbrook at Welby Road on Saturday.

Eden Hazard.

RUMOUR MILL: Hazard has ‘agreed deal to join Madrid’ | Liverpool and Manchester United to do battle for James | Arsenal and Atletico vie for Lacazette | Morata wanted by Chelsea | Schmeichel lined up to replace veteran Cech

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the big European clubs looking at Real Madrid star James Rodriguez. The Colombian, however, wants Champions League football next season. (The Sun)

Neymar. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Neymar drops Man City hint | Wenger will stay to help Arsenal re-build | Ozil and Sanchez to be shown the door at Arsenal | Chelsea not fazed by Costa claim

Arsene Wenger has agreed to stay on and help build the structure to replace himself as a trade-off for being offered a new two-year contract extension at Arsenal. (Daily Express)

Changes in the Non League structure

Mowbray Rangers cup shock dashed by second-half fightback

Mowbray Rangers were knocked out of the cup by the odd goal in five against a team who play two divisions higher.

Wayne Rooney. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Rooney set for sensational return to Everton | Madrid plot stunning swap deal with Man City to sign Aguero | Bellerin to snub Barca if Wenger remains at Arsenal | Chinese to make £190m bid for Southampton

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to snub West Ham to make a sensational return to boyhood club Everton on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

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The Reserves were the only Holwell side in action on Saturday after the first team's fixture was postponed EMN-170321-164556002

Holwel Sports Reserves put nine past Loughborough

A hat-trick for Mark Cowling helped Holwell Sports Reserves put bottom side Loughborough to the sword in the Senior League Championship.


County FA to host England Talent Day at Brooksby

Leicestershire and Rutland County FA is hosting an England Talent Day at Brooksby Melton College on Saturday, March 25 for young players with disabilities.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Ibrahimovic ready to commit to Man United | Wenger wants to remain at Arsenal | Barca eye Liverpool star | Bale feels Ronaldo is holding him back at Real Madrid

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to commit himself to a second year at Manchester United - because he wants to win the Premier League before retiring. (The Sun)

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John Love was rewarded for his hard work with Town's opening goal EMN-170320-090634002

Melton Town impress with win at high-flying Potton

Melton Town put in their best performance for many weeks as Steve Hendey’s first match in sole charge ended with a convincing win at high-flying Potton on Saturday.

Mowbray Rangers U12s, from left, back  Simon Bailey (manager), Harry Hewson, Will Finch, Joe Barker, George Rudkin, Josh Ward, Charlie Phillips-Ames, Cat Hubbard (assistant manager); front  Richard Brown, Ben Hallam, Daniel Bailey, Oliver Hubbard, Louis Woodcock. EMN-170315-090054002

Mowbray Rangers knock out higher league Houghton in cup

Mowbray hosted Houghton Rangers from the division above in the league cup and put in the performance of the season to boo their place in the next round.

Diego Costa. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea ready cash in on Costa | Conte wants more control over transfers | Man United join race for Dembele | Hart loving life at Torino | Zidane keen for Madrid to avoid Leicester in Champions League draw

Chelsea are ready to sell star striker Diego Costa this summer as they target a sensational double swoop for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. (The Sun)

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Frustrated Melton Town boss Tony Thorpe quits club after eight months

Tony Thorpe has cited his own unrealistic expectations for his decision to step down as manager of Melton Town after just eight months in charge.

Steve Hendy led Sileby Town to the Senior League title in 2014/15, edging Melton into a second successive runners-up spot EMN-171101-112702002

Melton Town: Hendey demands strong finish

Steve Hendey is demanding maximum effort from the Melton Town players during the run-in to the season following Tony Thorpe’s departure as manager.

Melton Foxes U18s end superb season with final flourish

Melton Foxes U18s end superb season with final flourish

Melton Foxes U18s came back from two goals down to force a deserved draw against high-flying Allexton and New Parks in their last match of the season.

Jose Mourinho. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea and Manchester United fight for Lukaku | Mourinho fuming after flight gaffe | West Ham sights on ‘Super Mario’ | Sevilla coach wants Sanchez | Costa fears Real Madrid could tempt Chelsea stars away

Chelsea and Manchester United will lead the chase for Romelu Lukaku after he told Everton he will not sign a new deal. (Various)

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Holwell Sports 2016/17 with Martin Shepherd, managing director of sponsors Technical Turf EMN-170221-165648002

New date fixed for Holwell’s county cup semi

Holwell Sports will now play their re-arranged Leics and Rutland FA Senior County Cup semi-final on Tuesday, April 4 (ko 7.30pm).

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Melton Hockey Club: First XI slip as Berkswell scrap for survival

Melton Hockey Club First XI returned to action with a disappointing defeat to a struggling Berkswell side at Warwick University on Saturday.

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