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Saturday's best bets
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Saturday's Bets of the Day

The Sporting Life team coordinate their tips for Saturday's best bets, including the EFL play-off finals, racing at Haydock and the Monaco GP.

Sporting Life's betting tips for Newport v Tranmere in the League Two play-off final2

Rovers to secure promotion

The first of the games on the Sky Bet EFL play-off weekends final comes from League Two, where Tom Carnduff is backing Tranmere to go up.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
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Paper Talk: £100m Richarlison race

Everton want at least £100m for Richarlison as Manchester United and Barcelona circle - plus much more in a bumper Saturday edition.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pages4

Paper Talk: Maguire to Manchester?

Manchester City will have to break their transfer record to sign England and Leicester defender Harry Maguire, according to the back pages.

Leroy Sane got in on the act5

Bayern confirm Sane bid

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bayern Munich will try to sign Leroy Sane from Premier League champions Manchester City this summer.

Kyle Walker to undergo Manchester City medial on Friday ahead of £50million move from Tottenham.

Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker will undergo his Manchester City medical on Friday as Pep Guardiola's side close in on the signing of Tottenham's England international.

Press Association Sport understands City will pay £45million up front for the 27-year-old right-back, with further adds on that could take the eventual price up to a maximum of £50million.

Walker will therefore not become the outright most expensive defender ever, an honour that currently belongs to David Luiz following his £50million transfer from Chelsea to Paris St Germain in 2014.

The £47.5million City spent on centre-back John Stones last summer would also be greater than the initial fee they are giving Spurs.

Guardiola has been keen to upgrade the full-back regions after Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy all left the Etihad Stadium at the end of last season.

The pacy Walker made over 180 Premier League appearances for Spurs since joining from Sheffield United in 2009 and has 27 international caps.

His move to City should be completed by the time they head on their pre-season tour to the United States next week, and Walker may come up against his old team-mates given there is a friendly fixture with Spurs in Nashville on the calendar.

Walker would be the third signing of the summer so far for City, who have already brought in midfielder Bernardo Silva from Monaco and goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica from a combined £77.5million.

Spurs themselves returned to pre-season training on Friday and Walker's spot in the team looks set to be filled by his England team-mate Kieran Trippier.

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Most Read Football

Saturday's best bets
1

Saturday's Bets of the Day

The Sporting Life team coordinate their tips for Saturday's best bets, including the EFL play-off finals, racing at Haydock and the Monaco GP.

Sporting Life's betting tips for Newport v Tranmere in the League Two play-off final2

Rovers to secure promotion

The first of the games on the Sky Bet EFL play-off weekends final comes from League Two, where Tom Carnduff is backing Tranmere to go up.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
3

Paper Talk: £100m Richarlison race

Everton want at least £100m for Richarlison as Manchester United and Barcelona circle - plus much more in a bumper Saturday edition.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pages4

Paper Talk: Maguire to Manchester?

Manchester City will have to break their transfer record to sign England and Leicester defender Harry Maguire, according to the back pages.

Leroy Sane got in on the act5

Bayern confirm Sane bid

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bayern Munich will try to sign Leroy Sane from Premier League champions Manchester City this summer.

Football Tips

Sporting Life's betting tips for Newport v Tranmere in the League Two play-off final

Rovers to secure promotion

The first of the games on the Sky Bet EFL play-off weekends final comes from League Two, where Tom Carnduff is backing Tranmere to go up.

Charlton v Sunderland final guide

Extra-time needed on Sunday

Charlton take on Sunderland in the Sky Bet League One play-off final and Tom Carnduff thinks more than 90 minutes will be required.

Sporting Life's Sky Bet Championship final guide for Aston Villa v Derby

Villa to make top-flight return

The headline act of the Sky Bet EFL play-off weekend sees Aston Villa take on Derby. Tom Carnduff picks out his two best bets.