February 8 US Paper Talk: David Beckham pumps millions more into Inter Miami

Former Manchester United and England star increases stake in MLS side; Ryan Shawcross on the Herons’ radar.

SOCCER: David Beckham has sunk in another £11.2million ($15.35million) to increase his stake in the club, according to The Sun.

The MLS club, who installed Phil Neville as head coach last month, are hoping to make Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross one of their first signings of the offseason.

They have already failed with a bid to sign West Brom utility player Kieran Gibbs. (The Athletic)

SOCCER: Marco Verratti has admitted playing alongside Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain would be "magificent" as speculation surrounding the Argentinian's plans for 2021/22 intensify. (Canal +)

FOOTBALL: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been the subject of multiple enquiries across the NFL but the Jets are still undecided about a trade. (ESPN)

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold

FOOTBALL: San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has spoken of his regret at not drafting Patrick Mahomes when he got the chance in 2017. "That will probably haunt me for a while," he said. (San Francisco Chronicle)

FOOTBALL: Tarik Cohen has denied he is to be included in trade which would see Nick Foles return to Philadelphia Eagles. (Various)

BASKETBALL: Derrick Rose is returning to New York from the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks will send Dennis Smith Jr. and a second-round pick to the Pistons. (Associated Press)

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