Press Gossip - 2022


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 19 August 2022 06:19, UK


Manchester United hope to announce the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro for close to £60m in the next few days and are also now fully turning their attentions to PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo who will cost around £34m.
An alternative option to Gakpo is the Atletico Madrid forward Yannick Carrasco, who is priced at £25.5m, after United failed with a bid of £67.6m for Ajax's Antony who was their first choice.
Chelsea want to push ahead with a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a stop-gap solution before looking at long-term targets next summer including RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku.
Manchester United and Chelsea are leading a number of Premier League clubs poised to embark on a £500m gold rush over the final two weeks of the summer transfer window.
West Ham United's legal row with their London Stadium landlords over beer prices at their home matches has intensified after the cost of the cheapest pint was cut by just 20p for their Europa Conference League game against Viborg.
Police have shelved an investigation into whether Azeem Rafiq had red wine forcibly poured down his throat by a former Yorkshire player while he was still a child, citing "evidential difficulties".
Wasps are being pursued by HM Revenue & Customs over an unpaid tax bill.

Chelsea are optimistic that a deal for the Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be reached as further talks are scheduled this week
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he enjoyed working alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while he was at Borussia Dortmund and did not experience any issues with him
The Premier League is further ahead of its European rivals than ever before in terms of finances - but the increasing gap from the Sky Bet Championship is a cause for concern, according to a new report.
Calls have been made for a public inquiry into the Yorkshire racism scandal amid claims that the county was not given a fair hearing by MPs over the Azeem Rafiq affair.

Crystal Palace co-owner Josh Harris has an involvement in private equity firm Apollo, who are in exclusive talks to purchase a minority stake in Manchester United.
Fulham are set to strike a deal with Roma for out-of-favour winger Justin Kluivert on an initial loan with option to buy for £10m, with Cottagers manager Marco Silva desperate to add to his attacking options to stave off relegation fears.
Manchester United are considering a move for Everton's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Manchester United have suffered yet another blow in their pursuit of a summer transfer target as Jurrien Timber extended his contract with Ajax.
Manchester United share prices on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) have skyrocketed amid Jim Ratcliffe's interest in buying the club.
Paris Saint-Germain have banned their squad from drinking Coca Cola and Ice Tea as new football advisor Luis Campos made the decision to employ a nutritionist for the squad as one of his first major moves at the club.
A Manchester City fan has been banned for three years for the pitch invasion that saw Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen attacked.

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on their eighth signing of the summer as they prepare to beat the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to the signature of Blackburn Rovers starlet Ashley Phillips.
Virgil van Dijk accepts that Liverpool's visit to Old Trafford has taken on "massive" proportions, with both teams' stuttering start to the season.

In-demand Moussa Dembele's potential move to Manchester United could be scuppered by a cut-price Juventus plan - which could leave Celtic minus a transfer jackpot.
Winger Sead Haksabanovic is edging closer to a permanent move to Celtic from Rubin Kazan as his former club Djurgardens appeared to give up their ambitious pursuit.

Manchester City do not want to sell midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, despite interest from Paris St-Germain and Barcelona in the Portugal international. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid see Newcastle and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, as the ideal potential replacement for Casemiro. (AS - in Spanish)

Ajax have rejected a bid of 80m euros (£67.6m) from Manchester United for Brazil winger Antony, 22. (The Athletic)

PSV Eindhoven will not entertain a bid from Manchester United for the Netherlands attacker Cody Gakpo, 23, until after their Champions League play-off second leg at home to Rangers on 24 August. (MailOnline)

United are considering a £25m move for Atletico Madrid's Belgium forward Yannick Carrasco, 28. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund will not pursue an opportunity to sign Manchester United's Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, because of his age and wage requirements. (Bild - in German, subscription required)

Chelsea are optimistic that a deal for Barcelona's former Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, can be reached as further talks are scheduled this week. (Times)

Chelsea will consider loaning forward Christian Pulisic, 23, to Manchester United if the USA captain agrees an extension to his current contract, which has two years left to run. (MailOnline)

Leicester have opened negotiations with England midfielder James Maddison, 25, over a new contract. (Telegraph)

Everton had been linked with Tottenham's English midfielder Harry Winks, 26, but Toffees boss Frank Lampard has decided to walk away from the deal. (Times - subscription required)

Aston Villa's Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore, 26, is attracting interest from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. (MailOnline)

Besiktas hope to finalise a deal for Everton's Dele Alli so that the former England midfielder, 26, can be in the stands for Sunday's game against Fatih Karagumruk. (MailOnline)

Fulham are negotiating a fee with Roma after agreeing terms with 23-year-old Dutch winger Justin Kluivert. (Guardian)

West Ham are thought to have made another bid for Belgium and Club Bruges midfielder Hans Vanaken, 29, after their first offer was turned down. (Sky Sports)

Lyon's French defender Malo Gusto, 19, has attracted interest from Barcelona and Manchester United. (L'Equipe - in French)

AZ Alkmaar have turned down bids of about 15m euros from Bournemouth and Celta Vigo for Jesper Karlsson, 24, despite the Sweden striker's desire to leave the Dutch club. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Watford have rejected a second bid from Newcastle for 20-year-old Brazilian forward Joao Pedro, thought to be about £22m plus £3m in add-ons. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Talks are still ongoing between both clubs despite the second bid having been turned down. (Fabrizio Romano)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing 24-year-old France midfielder Houssem Aouar from Lyon, despite reports that he has agreed personal terms with Nottingham Forest. (L'Equipe - in French)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 20 August 2022 07:45, UK


Chelsea have made a shock enquiry about Harry Maguire's availability amid growing doubt over the central defender's future at Manchester United.
Christian Pulisic is reportedly preparing to hold crunch talks with Chelsea in a bid to carve out a regular first-team role ahead of the World Cup - and will push for an exit if his demands are not met.
Manchester City jet straight off to Spain on a four-day jaunt after Sunday's game at Newcastle United. In an unusual move, the Premier League champions are facing Barcelona in a friendly for charity at the Nou Camp on Wednesday evening.
Christian Eriksen has been contacted by Brentford owner Matthew Benham to express the club's regret after he was booed by sections of the home crowd during the Bees' 4-0 win over Manchester United.
Norwich are fighting to keep Max Aarons amid major interest from across Europe.
LAFC midfielder Jose Cifuentes is currently being watched closely by Brighton.
Southampton's owners have added the first new club to their network by purchasing a controlling stake in Turkish side Goztepe SK.
The Premier League wants the EFL to drop its profit and sustainability (P&S) rules and adopt its own system of cost controls as the price for giving an increased funding package to the lower divisions.
The EFL has urged the remaining Championship clubs to field first-choice teams in the second round of the Carabao Cup by pointing out they are in danger of undermining the competition's credibility and destroying its financial value.
Coventry City could be hit by a points deduction with their Championship rivals furious that their opening three home games of the season have been postponed due to the pitch at their ground being deemed unsafe.
The Ecuadorian Football Federation has taken the extraordinary step of preventing a national newspaper from attending the World Cup in Qatar due to its coverage of Chile's attempt to get them thrown out of the tournament via an appeal to FIFA.

Real Madrid are considering making a bid for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Manchester United are to submit a bid for PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo and expect to complete a £34m deal.
Manchester United will attempt to land two forwards should Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club, with the summer departure of one of their greatest players becoming increasingly likely.

Arsenal are set to clear out another unwanted player as Nicolas Pepe closes on a loan move to Nice.
Manchester United's owners are expected to be offered a cash lump sum in exchange for a share of future TV income as a way of raising money to pay for the expansion of Old Trafford.
Todd Boehly's business links with Newcastle United's director Amanda Staveley go back to before the pandemic when he tried to enlist her and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) to be part of a bid to buy Tottenham.
Virgil van Dijk has become a business partner of Andy Murray after buying shares in Game4Padel, the UK's padel business in which the tennis star is a major investor.
Bosses of Spain's La Liga were so furious that Kylian Mbappe signed a new deal for Paris Saint-Germain instead of moving to Real Madrid that they launched four legal challenges against his latest contract.
Liverpool have given the club's new supporters board a veto over two 'heritage items' - any proposal to move away from Anfield or to join a breakaway league.
Everton have agreed a deal to sign Ghana international Mohammed Kudus on loan from Ajax.

Chelsea have submitted a bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and offered Marcos Alonso to Barcelona in exchange, according to reports.
Feuding fans marred Norwich's 2-0 Championship win over Millwall as police and stewards swarmed in to intervene.
Crystal Palace are open to bringing Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to the club in a bid to end his Manchester United nightmare.
West Ham have resurrected a deal to sign Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri after the player's agents agreed to accept the terms on offer.

Ajax striker Antony has refused to train with the Dutch club in a bid to force through a £72.3m move to Manchester United.

Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech is ready to seal a return to Ajax - which could help Manchester United in their pursuit of Antony.
Tottenham have been handed encouragement in their interest in signing Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Aston Villa have approached Southampton over a possible deal for defender Jan Bednarek.
With less than a fortnight to go until the transfer deadline, there is hope at Newcastle United that two deals - preferably permanent, rather than loans - are still there to be done.
Bertrand Traore and Morgan Sanson - the two big-money arrivals from January 2021 - are set to leave Aston Villa.
Norwich City will hold a general meeting of their shareholders in September to appoint Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio to the Championship club's board.

FC Midtjylland sporting director Svend Graversen admits there is interest in wantaway star Evander amid links with Rangers - but they will only sell at the right price.
Stevie Hammell hopes the personal touch can help him pull off a "massive coup" by convincing Robert Snodgrass to sign on at Motherwell.

Manchester United star and former Rangers loanee Amad Diallo has been 'eyed up' for a loan move by Ligue 1 side Nice.

Chelsea have offered £15m plus Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, 31, for Barcelona's 33-year-old Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (Athletic - subscription required)

The Blues have also made enquiries about the availability of Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 29, for a potential swap deal which would see US forward Christian Pulisic, 23, go the other way. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke has denied speculation linking the Bundesliga club with 37-year-old Portl forward Cristiano Ronaldo, he says there has been no contact with the Manchester United star. (Mirror)

Leicester's French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, has asked not to be involved when they face Southampton this weekend after being linked with Chelsea. (Guardian)

French side Nice are in talks with Arsenal over a loan move for Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, 27. (Athletic - subscription required)

Real Madrid are considering a move for Tottenham Hotspur and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 27, to replace the outgoing Brazilian Casemiro, 30, who has agreed a deal with Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle and West Ham are watching events at United closely, they are both interested in Scotland international Scott McTominay, 25, as they believe he is the most likely midfielder to be pushed aside with the arrival of Casemiro. (90min)

Leeds are aiming to complete a deal for FC Zurich's Willy Gnonto, 18, for £4m with the Italian striker entering the final year of his contract. (MailOnline)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is confident that 20-year-old England winger Bukayo Saka will sign a new deal with the club despite rivals, including Manchester City, showing interest. (MailOnline)

Everton are set to sign Mohammed Kudus on loan from Ajax with a view to making the 22-year-old Ghana midfielder's move permanent. (Sky Sports)

Ajax also want to bring Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 29, back from Chelsea if 22-year-old Brazilian Antony joins Manchester United. (90min)

Antony trained alone on Friday after the Dutch club rejected a £67m bid from United. (Mail)

PSV Eindhoven are holding out for £38m for Dutch winger Cody Gakpo, 23, but negotiations with Manchester United aren't expected to be an issue. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Brighton are looking to add a fourth Ecuador international to their first team as they target midfielder Jose Cifuentes, 23, from LAFC. (Mail)

Marseille are close to agreeing a deal with Manchester United for Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, 28. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 21 August 2022 08:14, UK


Manchester United are facing disappointment in their attempts to prise Christian Pulisic away from Chelsea.
Manchester United insiders believe the £70m signing of Casemiro is a 'blessing' that the club has 'needed for some time'.
Ajax star Antony has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United after he was forced to train alone amid transfer interest from the Premier League club.
Former Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor has hit back at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss criticised the winger's attack on Manchester United.
Manchester United have been warned against 'getting into bed' with an American company with links to Russian oligarchs sanctioned by the UK Government
Football's rule-makers should encourage referees to specialise in video technology to improve the standard of officiating, the former official who pioneered VAR says.
Xavi has upped the pressure on Sergino Dest to leave Barcelona as he snubbed him from his list of the club's right-back options - while Manchester United are reportedly keen on the US international.

The amount of taxpayers' money poured into Premiership Rugby clubs to stop them going bust has more than doubled initial estimates to reach £124m.
LIV Golf will announce seven new players, including Open champion Cameron Smith, immediately after the FedEx Cup play-offs conclude next Sunday in another significant coup for the Saudi-funded series.

Manchester United are homing in on a move for Switzerland international keeper Yann Sommer.
Manchester United's 21-year-old midfielder James Garner - who has never started a Premier League game for them - is of interest to Tottenham, Leeds and Southampton.
Everton have an eye on flying Dutch winger Cody Gakpo in the hope he comes on the market.
Ajax have been told there is no chance of taking Donny van de Beek back to Holland - because Erik ten Hag is convinced he can still play a key role at Manchester United.
Crystal Palace are ready to swoop for Leicester's forgotten man Boubakary Soumare.
Erik ten Hag forced his Manchester United flops to watch videos of rival teams playing well in a desperate bid to ignite their season.
England football star Chloe Kelly has been offered a £2m Land Rover sponsorship deal, reports claim.
Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech is reportedly keen on the prospect of a return to Ajax.
Arsenal are reportedly targeting a stunning transfer move for Shakhtar Donetsk ace Mykhaylo Mudryk.
Barcelona have reportedly agreed to rip up Memphis Depay's contract.
Marseille have rejected the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, according to reports.

Manchester United will continue to pursue deals for Frenkie de Jong, Antony and Cody Gakpo after the club's owners gave the green light for Erik ten Hag to spend his way out of the crisis that has gripped Old Trafford.
Manchester United 's move for Casemiro could see Scott McTominay leave the club this summer, with a number of clubs already interested in his services.
Erik ten Hag has publicly ordered his Manchester United stars to follow his tactical plan against Liverpool - after they ignored his demands at Brentford.
Chelsea and Everton have joined Manchester United in weighing up moves for Ivan Toney.
Pep Guardiola has revealed how Marcelo Bielsa urged him to sign Kalvin Phillips when the midfielder was helping Leeds to escape the Championship.
Ajax are reportedly drawing up plans to target a move for Chelsea flop Hakim Ziyech if Antony completes his long-awaited transfer to Manchester United.
Ligue 1 clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are set to be hit by fines over breaches of UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Chelsea expressed an interest in signing Harry Maguire as part of a swap deal after Manchester United enquired about Christian Pulisic, though it is understood the Old Trafford club's captain is not for sale.

Bernardo Silva is to be offered a massive new deal by Manchester City - to persuade the midfielder to commit to the club long-term.

Manchester United are hoping to make Antony their fifth signing of the summer transfer window, with Casemiro poised to follow Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen to Old Trafford.
Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech is ready to seal a return to Ajax - which could help Manchester United in their pursuit of Antony
Newcastle are in talks with Watford over a statement double deal for Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr, reports claim.
Tottenham could land more funds with which to finish the transfer window in style as Lazio reportedly prepare to submit a last-minute offer for the out-of-favour Sergio Reguilon.

Wayne Rooney says Erik ten Hag should drop Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford for Manchester United's Monday Night Football clash with Liverpool.
Ajax expect Manchester United to increase their offer for their Brazil forward Antony to €100m (£84.9m) as the Premier League's bottom club scramble to strengthen their squad before next week's transfer deadline.
Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool should be awarded three points if protesting Manchester United supporters force the postponement of the Old Trafford fixture again.

Chelsea have banned a season-ticket holder after an alleged instance of racist abuse directed at Tottenham's Heung-Min Son during last Sunday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have rejected a bid understood to be around £1m for defender Willy Boly from Nottingham Forest.

Kyogo Furuhashi hopes Celtic draw one of Europe's heavyweights in Thursday's Champions League draw, naming Barcelona, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Liverpool as dream opponents.

Rangers captain James Tavernier has sensationally criticised his own team-mate Alfredo Morelos and the match officials after their card-marred 2-2 draw against Hibernian.

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is to be offered a massive new deal by the club in a bid to persuade the 28-year-old Portuguese to stay despite interest from Barcelona and Paris St-Germain. (Star Sunday)

Chelsea and Everton have joined Manchester United in weighing up moves for Brentford's English striker Ivan Toney, 26. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been given approval by the club's owners to spend his way out of trouble - by chasing deals for Netherlands pair Frenkie de Jong, 25, of Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, 23, as well as Ajax's Brazilian winger Antony, 22. (Sunday Mirror)

However, United are set to miss out on Chelsea wide forward Christian Pulisic, 23, with the USA international keen to join a club in the Champions League if he leaves Stamford Bridge. (Mail Online)

Real Madrid will use the money from Casemiro's sale to Manchester United to pursue a deal for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Marca - in Spanish)

Aston Villa have agreed a fee with Watford for Senegalese striker Ismaila Sarr, 24. (Foot Mercato via Inside Futbol)

Sarr's team-mate Joao Pedro is the subject of a final £25m bid from Newcastle - with Watford having turnied down two previous offers for the 20-year-old Brazilian forward. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham, Leeds and Southampton are all keen on Manchester United midfielder James Garner, despite the 21-year-old Englishman never having started a Premier League game. However, all three clubs are unwilling to pay the £14m asking price. (Sun on Sunday)

Everton have opened talks with England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, over a new contract. (Mail Online)

Arsenal are looking at a move for Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukrainian striker Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21. (Foot Media, via Sun)

West Ham, Newcastle, Everton, Leicester and Southampton are all interested in Scotland and Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, 25. (90 Min)

Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 28, is ready to terminate his Barcelona contract amid interest from Juventus. (Fabrizio Romano)

Marseille have agreed a deal with Manchester United for Eric Bailly. The 28-year-old Ivorian centre-back is set to join on loan, with the French club having the option to make the switch permanent. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 22 August 2022 06:22, UK


Manchester United are reportedly set to block a transfer exit for Harry Maguire after Chelsea made a shock enquiry.

Borussia Dortmund have ruled themselves out of a move for wantaway Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thomas Tuchel says the manner of Chelsea's 3-0 defeat at Leeds further reinforced the need for additions before the September 1 transfer deadline.
Lautaro Martinez has revealed he remained in constant contact with Romelu Lukaku during his failed spell at Chelsea last season before a return to Inter Milan this summer
Aston Villa have agreed a fee worth around £25m for Watford's Ismaila Sarr, but the deal is still to be resolved.

Manchester United are pursuing PSV's Cody Gakpo in parallel with Ajax's Antony but are likely to sign only one of the forwards before the transfer window closes.
Aston Villa are set to sign Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.

Cristiano Ronaldo could be rescued from Manchester United by the club where the journey first began, Sporting Lisbon, who are not prepared to pay a transfer fee for the Portugal international but have tabled an offer to the player.
Barcelona forward Memphis Depay will keep the chasing Premier League pack of Tottenham and Newcastle waiting - until he finds out if he has a move to Juventus.
Crystal Palace are ready to swoop for Leicester's forgotten man Boubakary Soumare.
Leeds United and Newcastle are making hurried checks on Los Angeles FC star Jose Cifuentes after being tipped off Brighton are pushing for a £6m deal.
Ajax have been told there is no chance of taking Donny van de Beek back to Holland - because Erik ten Hag is convinced he can still play a key role at Manchester United.
Manchester United are convinced they will complete the capture of Ajax star Antony within the next week.
Blackburn are set to offer Ben Brereton Diaz a new deal - including a fixed price on his head.

Kieran Trippier insisted that he was not the kind of player to deliberately hurt another professional after his challenge on Kevin De Bruyne brought a straight red card that was overturned by VAR.

Manchester United are set to make a final push for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
Manchester United's hopes of unveiling midfielder Casemiro before Monday night's Premier League clash with Liverpool appear to have been derailed by visa issues.
Newcastle have now placed an offer worth £25m plus add-ons for Joao Pedro and a deal could be concluded this upcoming week, according to reports in Brazil.
Ruslan Malinovskyi has reportedly been told 'he can leave' Atalanta by manager Gian Piero Gasperini with Tottenham sniffing around a potential summer transfer.

Struggling Leicester City's need for fresh reinforcements could see them soften their stance on Wesley Fofana's potential move to Chelsea.

Ange Postecoglou says Celtic can't stand still and as he revealed a deal for Sead Haksabanovic is almost done.

Ajax's Brazil winger Antony, 22, is pushing to join Manchester United before the transfer window closes. (Goal)

Manchester United remain in the hunt for PSV Eindhoven's 23-year-old Dutch winger Cody Gakpo, but are only likely to sign one of him or Antony before the window closes. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United are gearing up for one last push to sign Barcelona's 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Marcel van der Kraan via Express)

Manchester United will block any move for 29-year-old England defender Harry Maguire after Chelsea made an enquiry. (Sun)

Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 30, is set to sign for Manchester United from Real Madrid but will not be at the game against Liverpool on Monday as his visa has yet to be completed. (Athletic - subscription)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says midfielder Naby Keita will not be allowed to leave this summer. The 27-year-old Guinea international has one year left on his contract. (Mirror)

AC Milan have made another approach for Tottenham's 23-year-old English centre-back Japhet Tanganga. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle are hoping for a transfer breakthrough this week and believe a move for Watford's Brazilian forward Joao Pedro, 20, is possible. (iNews)

Manchester City and England midfielder Keira Walsh, 25, remains a leading target for Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Aston Villa, who have agreed a £25m deal to sign 24-year-old Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr from Watford, have yet to finalise personal terms. (Mail)

Leeds and Newcastle are looking at Los Angeles FC's 23-year-old Ecuador midfielder Jose Cifuentes, who is also attracting interest from Brighton. (Sun)

Nice are continuing negotiations with Arsenal over a loan deal for 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lazio are looking at a move for Tottenham's 25-year-old Spain defender Sergio Reguilon. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing 29-year-old Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, who is a free agent after being released by Villarreal. (Footmercato via Express)

Nottingham Forest want Netherlands defender Hans Hateboer, 28, from Atalanta. (Tutto Atalanta - in Italian)

Wolves have rejected a £1m bid for Ivory Coast centre-back Willy Boly, 31, from Nottingham Forest. (Athletic - subscription)

Tottenham could sign Atalanta's 29-year-old Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, who is unconvinced about a move to Marseille. (Footmercato - in French)

Aston Villa have submitted a loan offer for Southampton's 26-year-old Poland centre-back Jan Bednarek. (Football Insider)

Tottenham, Roma and Inter Milan are interested in Chelsea's 23-year-old English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah. (Evening Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 23 August 2022 00:04, UK


Chelsea are confident of sealing a deal to sign Everton midfielder Anthony Gordon this week and are also working on a deal to bring in AC Milan forward Rafael Leao.


Chelsea are keen on Brighton's Adam Webster as they seek an alternative to Wesley Fofana, whose club Leicester City are determined to retain.
Newcastle have reportedly agreed a £30m deal for Watford forward Joao Pedro after two previous offers were knocked back.
Anthony Gordon has removed all Everton links from his Instagram bio amid continuing links over a move to Chelsea.
Leicester City could make their first significant move into the summer transfer market to sign Arsenal outcast Nicolas Pepe, according to a report in France.
Watford are now confident that Ismaila Sarr will end up staying with them this season after a potential move to Aston Villa fell through.
Andres Iniesta is facing embarrassment in Japan, where his Vissel Kobe side are in danger of a shock relegation from J1-League with nine games remaining.
Stuart Broad is set to miss England's tour of Pakistan with his fiancée Mollie due to give birth to their first child late in 2022.

British Athletics has defended sacking coach Christian Malcolm after he oversaw the nation's best summer of results in years.
Worcester Warriors players are reported to be panicking over the club's future according to a source close to a number of them, while the house being used to accommodate the club's academy players has been repossessed.

The Football Association will brief England players and staff ahead of the World Cup in Qatar with a focus on their behaviour in the Islamic country to ensure they stay on the right side of their traditions and culture.
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is set to join Serie A side Lecce on loan, although reports in Spain say the Spanish club will still continue to pay his wages despite needing to cut back on their salary bill to register Jules Kounde.
Jose Mourinho has hit out at "scum" rumour-mongers spreading a story that youngster Felix Afena-Gyan was responsible for the training ground incident which left Georginio Wijnaldum with a broken leg.
Manchester United transfer chiefs remain convinced that Frenkie de Jong can still become a signing for the Old Trafford club before the summer window shuts.

Nottingham Forest are in talks with Tottenham over a move for out-of-favour left wing-back Sergio Reguilon.

Chelsea could be the busiest club in the final days of the summer window with significant additions going along with as many as eight players leaving Stamford Bridge.
Ajax are reported to be upset with former boss Erik ten Hag over his continuing pursuit of winger Antony with only a handful of days remaining in the summer transfer window.

Former West Ham star and Portugal international Paulo Future is recovering in hospital after reports that he suffered a heart attack at his mother's funeral.

Benin have ditched their international nickname of "The Squirrels" and will now be known as "The Cheetahs" after criticism their previous name made the team feel insignificant.

Christopher Jullien's exile at Celtic appears set to come to an end amid reports that he is about to undergo a medical ahead of a move to French club Montpellier.

Celtic and Rangers are involved in a transfer tug-of-war as they both have seen offers rejected for Queen's Park teenager Cameron Bruce, rated as one of Scotland's brightest talents.

Chelsea are confident they can seal a deal for 21-year-old Everton attacker Anthony Gordon this week, with talks over the transfer of the England Under-21 international ongoing. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are set to complete the signing of Ajax forward Antony, 22, within the next week, after reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Brazil international. (Sun)

United are also planning a bid for Newcastle's French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 25. (Media Foot - in French)

Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, for a deal thought to be worth between £15m and £25m. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea have enquired about the availability of Porto's 23-year-old Brazilian winger Pepe, who is valued at £59.1m. (Record - in Portuguese)

The Blues are prepared to allow an additional eight players to leave in this window after West Ham agreed a deal to sign Italy defender Emerson Palmieri, 28, from the Stamford Bridge club. (Express)

Officials from Manchester United are set to travel to Barcelona in a last effort to sign 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong before the transfer window closes. (De Telegraaf via Mail)

United are also interested in Eintracht Frankfurt and Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, 32. (Sky Sports via Football Daily)

Arsenal are interested in signing Wolves' Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 22, as a replacement for Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 27, who has been linked with Leicester and Nice. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle are ready to make a bid of more than £30m to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's French midfielder Kouadio Kone, 21. (L'Equipe - in French)

Watford will "not entertain any bids" for Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr and are ready to offer the 24-year-old a new long-term contract after his proposed move to Aston Villa fell through. (Mirror)

The Hornets have also rejected Newcastle's offer of £25m for Brazilian forward Joao Pedro. The Magpies will need to increase their bid for the 20-year-old. (Telegraph)

Alternatively, Watford have agreed a £25m deal for Pedro.(Talksport)

Tottenham are interested in signing 24-year-old Leeds and Wales forward Daniel James. (Alan Nixon, via Leeds Live)

Barcelona are looking at Celta Vigo's Spanish left-back Javi Galan, 27, as an alternative to Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso because the Catalan club's move for the 31-year-old Spain international is getting complicated. (Helena Condis Edo via Twitter)

Brighton and German side Augsburg are interested in Fiorentina's 24-year-old Ivory Coast striker Christian Kouame. (Gianluca di Marzio)

Wolves have agreed personal terms with Stuttgart's Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic but negotiations between the two clubs are continuing as the Bundesliga side want a higher transfer fee for the 25-year-old. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 24 August 2022 06:10, UK


Leicester City are set to slash their asking price for Youri Tielemans to £38m because of his contractual situation, boosting Arsenal's hopes of signing the midfielder.
Chelsea have ended their interest in Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana after a third bid was rejected by their Premier League rivals.
West Ham are plotting a move for Chelsea's attacking midfielder Conor Gallagher, joining Newcastle and Crystal Palace in a battle for the England World Cup squad hopeful.
As many as nine Manchester United players could leave Old Trafford in the next 10 days as Erik ten Hag continues to wield the axe.
Erik ten Hag joined in with Manchester United's players on their 13.8km "punishment run" after the humbling 4-0 defeat at Brentford.
Brazil legend Kaka could make his first venture into coaching after the World Cup, although the licence he secured means he will only be able to work in his homeland for now.
Manchester United are giving new signing Casemiro round-the-clock security and helping him in his search for a home.
Lille exiled Mohamed Bayo to their reserve side after pictures emerged of him out clubbing the night before their 7-1 Ligue 1 thrashing by Paris Saint-Germain.

A power struggle is brewing over the distribution of Champions League cash after 2024, with UEFA coming under pressure to cut the proportion of TV money allocated to clubs on the basis of their historical achievements in Europe.
MPs have insisted that Worcester Warriors' assets should "not be sold off for profit" and warned the owners against looking to make a quick buck from the club's plight.
John McEnroe believes it is a "joke" that the unvaccinated Novak Djokovic cannot enter the United States to compete at next week's US Open.

Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to bring long-term target Antony to Old Trafford in the next nine days.
Ruslan Malinosvkyi is dreaming about a move to Tottenham as the Premier League club continue to show interest in the £18m Atalanta midfielder.
Tottenham remain interested in Wolves winger Adama Traore as Antonio Conte looks to add one more attacking option to his squad.

Nice are in talks with Arsenal over a deal to sign Nicolas Pepe on a season-long loan just three years after the Ivory Coast forward joined for a club-record fee of £72m.
Sunderland are hoping to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Edouard Michut.

Mateo Kovacic was able to train in full with Chelsea on Tuesday as he closes on a return to first-team action after a knee injury.
Barcelona believe Atletico Madrid are purposely benching Antoine Griezmann to avoid having to pay their La Liga rivals £33.8m they would have to if he started 50 per cent of their games.
West Ham made an improved £9.2m offer for Club Brugge captain Hans Vanaken on Tuesday. The offer also included an extra £1.6m in add-ons but still isn't enough for Brugge.
Nottingham Forest could take their summer spending spree beyond £170m after adding Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga to their long list of targets.
Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is keen to take up an offer from Girona in Spain.
British heavyweight Daniel Dubois has settled a legal dispute with legendary promoter Don King and will receive in the region of £400,000.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have teamed up to launch the TMRW Sports company in a bid to stifle the LIV Golf movement and encourage younger players to take up the sport.

Chelsea are yet to meet Barcelona's valuation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but expect to be able to wrap up a deal quickly once that happens with personal terms already agreed.
La Liga titans Barcelona have reportedly demanded for Hector Bellerin to wait until just short of the end of the transfer window before making a decision on his club future.
Erik ten Hag put scathing quotes from football pundits up at Manchester United's Carrington training base to fire up his team before their win over Liverpool on Monday.

A bus attacked by Manchester United fans outside Old Trafford on Monday, which they thought was either carrying Liverpool's players or a group of supporters, was actually bringing a group of South African children who support United to the game.
Oriol Romeu's seven-year stay at Southampton could soon be at an end as he is ready to accept a move to Spanish club Girona if the clubs can agree terms on a transfer.

Image:Southampton's Oriol Romeu could be leaving the club
Brandon Williams, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are set to follow Eric Bailly out of the door at Manchester United as Erik ten Hag plots an overhaul to his defensive options.
The tennis fan accused by Nick Kyrgios of being drunk during his Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic has launched legal action against the Australian player for defamation.

Worcester Warriors are hopeful of survival after a consortium was formed to try and save the ailing Gallagher Premiership club.

Conor McGregor will not make a fighting return in 2022 and instead focus on making his acting debut in a remake of the 1989 classic movie Road House.

Zurich boss Franco Foda has warned Hearts an electric Tynecastle will charge his players up to finish the job rather than see them short circuit in tomorrow's Europa League play-off.

Everton have asked Chelsea to include either England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, or Albania international Armando Broja, 20, on loan as part of the deal to sign 21-year-old forward Anthony Gordon. (talkSPORT)

West Ham United are also plotting a bid to sign Gallagher on loan for the season. (Sun)

Everton are finally ready to sell Gordon if they can find a suitable replacement. Watford's Brazilian forward Joao Pedro, 20, and Southampton and Scotland international Che Adams, 26, are among the players the club has made inquiries over. (Mirror)

Gordon has told Everton he wants to sign for Chelsea to play Champions League football and boost his chances of being selected for England's World Cup squad. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea have pulled the plug on their bid to sign French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, after Leicester City rejected a third bid worth £70m including add-ons. (Sun)

Manchester United are still interested in signing Barcelona's 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, despite the arrival of Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 30, from Real Madrid. (Mirror)

United want to offer Eintracht Frankfurt and Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, 32, an annual salary of around 10-11m euros (£8m-£9m) to join the club. (Sport1 - in German)

Another ball-playing goalkeeper that United are considering a move for is Borussia Monchengladbach's Switzerland international Yann Sommer, 33. (Independent)

A new offer for Ajax forward Antony, 22, is expected to be submitted by United as the club push to sign the Brazil international. (Gianluigi Longari via Twitter)

England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is expected to undergo a medical at Bayer Leverkusen and complete a loan move from Chelsea in the next 48 hours. (Nicolo Schira via Twitter)

Wolves' Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 22, is tempted to join Arsenal but a potential £50m move depends on whether the Gunners' Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 27, completes a loan move to Nice. (Express)

West Ham have made an improved £9.2m offer to Club Bruges for Belgium midfielder Hans Vanaken, 29. (Mail)

Tottenham remain interested in signing Adama Traore from Wolves, despite their failed pursuit of the Spain winger, 26, in January. (Express)

Manchester United's Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28, will travel to Marseille on Wednesday to undergo a medical before completing a move to the French club. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)

Italian giants Roma and Inter Milan are both interested in signing Chelsea's 23-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah on loan. (90min)

Nottingham Forest are not close to an agreement for Tottenham's English defender Japhet Tanganga, as AC Milan remain keen on a move for the 23-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has revealed that the club's board voted against signing Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, this summer. (Bild via Mail)

Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal's 27-year-old Spain right-back Hector Bellerin. (Sport)

Barcelona are concerned Antoine Griezmann, 31, is not being named in Atletico Madrid's starting line-up so they can avoid paying out £50m for the France forward, who returned to his former club last summer. (Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 25 August 2022 06:23, UK


Manchester United are plotting an outlandish £8m swoop for ex-flop Memphis Depay just five years after his dismal spell at Old Trafford.
The Swansea ball boy who was infamously booted by Eden Hazard now has a net worth of £40m thanks to his booming vodka business loved by Floyd Mayweather and Ronaldinho.


West Ham have launched a bid for Lucas Paqueta but will Arsenal or Spurs hijack the move?
Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked with moves for Lucas Paqueta during various stages of the transfer window.
Chelsea have internally discussed the prospect of signing Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Edmond Tapsoba as an alternative to Wesley Fofana

Antony is on the brink of becoming an £84m Manchester United signing.
Chelsea might have to sacrifice either Conor Gallagher or Armando Broja in a loan deal with Everton to get Anthony Gordon.

Will Chelsea be able to get a deal for Everton's Anthony Gordon over the line?
Arsenal have offered West Ham the chance to snap up utility man Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Newcastle are interested in signing Ajax star Edson Alvarez.
Steve Cooper is looking to add former Spurs defender Serge Aurier to his ever-growing Nottingham Forest squad.
Manchester United could be willing to sell promising midfielder James Garner for £14m, with the chase hotting up for his signature.

Arsenal have set their sights on Pedro Neto but fear that the Wolves winger could prove to be too expensive this summer.

Will Arsenal be able to pull off a deal for Pedro Neto this summer?
Manchester United have cooled their interest in Kevin Trapp after baulking at Eintracht Frankfurt's €25m (£21m) asking price for the Germany goalkeeper.
Bayer Leverkusen are interested in a deal for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to join them on a season-long loan.
Chelsea have embarked on a frantic dash to secure their long-term transfer targets after lodging bids totalling £130m for Wesley Fofana and Anthony Gordon.

Newcastle United are set to smash their record transfer fee with the £60m signing of Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad.

Image:Newcastle are closing on the club-record signing of Alexander Isak
There is a strong chance that an English club will end up in the same group as the Champions League winners Real Madrid in Thursday's draw in Istanbul for this season's competition.
Lauren James, the uncapped Chelsea forward, is bidding to make history with her brother Reece as the first siblings of different genders to play football for England at senior level.
Angel Di Maria's wife has revealed that she begged the Argentina winger not to make his ill-fated move to Old Trafford in 2014 while launching a stinging criticism of Manchester's food, weather and women.
Everton have launched a formal move for the Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Díaz and could sign James Garner from Manchester United.
US Open organisers have come under pressure to end a gender inequality in tennis balls after Paula Badosa, the world No 4, became the latest player to question why women are using a lighter version then men at Flushing Meadows.

Manchester United have held talks with Newcastle United over the signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
International footballers face exorbitant bills of £300,000-plus to secure accommodation for their families at the World Cup.
Arsenal will narrowly stay within Financial Fair Play spending limits, financial analysts expect, despite being placed on a watchlist by the European football governing body, UEFA.
Sunderland have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain to sign midfielder Edouard Michut.
Ajax forward Brian Brobbey has revealed he turned down a move to Manchester United and reunite with Erik ten Hag this summer in favour of boyhood side Ajax.
Aston Villa have been offered the chance to sign £8.4m-rated PSG defender Abdou Diallo as Steven Gerrard looks to bolster his defensive options following a long-term injury to Diego Carlos.
RB Leipzig have joined Inter Milan asking about Trevoh Chalobah on loan.

Moussa Dembele has rejected a final contract offer from Lyon, fuelling speculation about a summer transfer to Manchester United.
Ander Herrera is set to re-join boyhood club Athletic Bilbao this month, with his Paris Saint-Germain contract expected to be terminated shortly.

Chelsea's manager, Thomas Tuchel, was "largely culpable" for his clash with his Tottenham counterpart, Antonio Conte, with his behaviour deemed "highly provocative", the Football Association's independent regulatory commission has ruled.
Ajax are keen to re-sign Hakim Ziyech if they sell Antony to Manchester United and further talks with Chelsea are planned.


Is Alfredo Morelos' time at Rangers nearing an end?
Rangers outcast Alfredo Morelos has piled the pressure on the club to sell him before the end of the summer window with Sevilla reportedly waiting in the wings.

Sevilla have emerged as favourites ahead of Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Leicester to sign Alfredo Morelos from Rangers after he was axed from the squad by boss Gio van Bronckhorst.
Rangers have been left fearing for one of their brightest prospects after Alex Lowry was stretchered off after being on the receiving end of a horror challenge.

Newcastle United have made a club record £60m bid to sign Real Sociedad's 22-year-old Sweden striker Alexander Isak. (Mail)

The Magpies could eventually pay in excess of £60m for Isak. (Mirror)

Chelsea may move for Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 29, if they are unable to sign French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester. (Evening Standard)

Ajax are holding out for £84m for 22-year-old Brazil winger Antony, who is determined to push through a move to Manchester United. His representatives are staying in England to help get the deal done. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Antony handed in a transfer request on Wednesday in order to make his desire to leave official. (Mirror)

Liverpool have made an offer to Barcelona for 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Futbol Total, via Forbes)

West Ham have had a 50m euro (£42.2m) bid for 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta rejected by Lyon. (L'Equipe, via Metro)

Arsenal are not expected to move for Paqueta despite reports they were interested. (Express)

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, in the closing weeks of the transfer window. (Mail)

Southampton and Bournemouth are also discussing a possible deal for Maitland-Niles, with Arsenal potentially open to a loan move with an option to buy. (TalkSport)

Manchester United have held talks with Newcastle United over the signing of Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 33. (Mail)

The clubs are yet to reach an agreement but Manchester United have submitted a loan offer for Dubravka. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has ruled out the possibility of Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, leaving the club this summer. (SER Catalunya, via 90min)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is "true that Bernardo Silva really likes FC Barcelona". (Goal)

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is attracting interest from Sampdoria but the 26-year-old England international would prefer to stay in the Premier League. (Evening Standard)

Ajax's 20-year-old Dutch striker Brian Brobbey says he rejected the chance to join Manchester United after his former boss Erik ten Hag sent him a message. (Voetbal International, via Star)

Aston Villa have lowered their asking price for defender Frederic Guilbert as they look to sell the 27-year-old Frenchman. (L'Equipe, via BirminghamLive)

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 29, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Villarreal. (Sun)

Chelsea's 21-year-old England midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan. (Guardian)

RB Leipzig are interested in signing Chelsea's English defender Trevoh Chalobah on loan, with Aston Villa, Inter Milan, Roma and Tottenham also keen on the 23-year-old. (Mail)

Everton are in discussions with Manchester United over a move for 21-year-old English midfielder James Garner. (Athletic - subscription required)

Everton have launched a formal move for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz and are understood to be prepared to pay £12m for the 23-year-old Chile international. (Times - subscription required)

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Full Member
Feb 24, 2008
New Jersey, USA
It's all blowing up, it seems. Lots to digest. Had to laugh about Barca upset with Atletico not playing Griezmann. That'll put a crimp in their plans.

Newcastle looking at Alvarez must really upset Ajax. "Not another one"

AMN maybe leaving Arsenal after he wasn't allowed to leave last summer is another twist.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 26 August 2022 07:20, UK


Man City have rejected a £59m bid from PSG for 'unsettled' midfielder Bernardo Silva, with officials in France believing the offer has been turned down out of fear that the player could help the Ligue 1 side win the Champions League ahead of his current employers.
Man Utd are ready to test Ajax's resolve over Antony, who wants to move to the Premier League, with a bid close to the Dutch club's £84.5m valuation of the winger.
West Ham have seen a bid worth almost £50m rebuffed by Lyon for Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
Paula Badosa has become the latest player to question why women will play with lighter, "horrible" tennis balls than their male counterparts at the US Open.
McLaren will pay the outgoing Daniel Ricciardo £8.5m after mutually agreeing to end the Australian's F1 contract a year early.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire were both dropped for Man Utd's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Monday
Erik ten Hag laid down the law to Man Utd forward Cristiano Ronaldo by brutally axing him from their starting XI to face Liverpool during a team meeting ahead of the game, it has been revealed.
Man City midfielder Cole Palmer is wanted by Borussia Dortmund on loan for the season, but manager Pep Guardiola is reluctant to let him leave the club.
Robert Page is set to sign a new four-year deal as Wales manager after leading his country to the World Cup, and take over permanently from Ryan Giggs in the process.
Stoke want Sean Dyche as their new manager after sacking Michael O'Neill on Thursday.
Manchester United have been rebuffed in late efforts to sign Bayern Munich's France international full-back Benjamin Pavard according to reports in his homeland.
A 10ft statue depicting Manchester City's summer signing Erling Haaland, which was installed earlier this month in his home town of Bryne, has been stolen before the businessman who commissioned it had the chance to auction it off for charity.


Barcelona's Memphis Depay left Man Utd in 2017 after a two-year stay
Barcelona forward Memphis Depay could secure a surprise return to Manchester United after a proposed move to Juventus fell through this week.
Both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc may have to start from the back of the grid at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix owing to using a fourth engine and reliability issues respectively.
Manchester United, Arsenal and other suitors have been alerted to reports that Lyon are ready to cash in on Moussa Dembele.

Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech would prefer a move to Tottenham than to rejoin former club Ajax, with the Moroccan 'desperate' to leave Stamford Bridge.

Hakim Ziyech is under contract at Chelsea until 2025 but is reportedly 'desperate' to leave

Worcester Warriors' owners have hit out over 'conspiracy theories' regarding the club's financial situation.
Antony remains Manchester United's leading target in the forward area although they have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid's Marco Asensio.

Manchester United have poured cold water on a report claiming Cristiano Ronaldo is 'on the verge' of a sensational return to Sporting Lisbon.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have been dragged into the legal quagmire of golf's civil war after being subpoenaed over a PGA Tour players' meeting last week.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy this week launched a new "tech-fused golf league", a team event featuring PGA Tour players designed to engage with a new TV audience
Newcastle United and Manchester United have held further talks over a deal to send goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to Old Trafford on loan while the Reds are set to knock back any Newcastle interest in a loan deal for midfielder Scott McTominay.
Leicester City are weighing up a loan move for Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji as they await further interest from Chelsea in Wesley Fofana.
Fulham and Lazio are in talks to sign Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon on loan.
Rennes and Roma are interested in signing out-of-favour Leicester City midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
The Football Association has come under fire from Amnesty International for failing to publicly support stricken migrant workers ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Chelsea are already mulling over 2023 plans for summer signing Gabriel Slonina, who is staying with the Chicago Fire for the remainder of the MLS campaign. A return to Chicago or a move to a European side are being considered for the teenage goalkeeper.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has warned races in Europe will have no guarantee of their place on the sport's calendar in future.

Former Celtic and Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths has opened up on plans to use Mandurah City as a stepping stone for a long-term career in Australia.

Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin has said he is baffled by managers and clubs who are still scrambling about to fill key positions at the end of the transfer window, and will not be rushed into panic transfers.
Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon was targeted by a missile during his side's Europa League play-off clash against FC Zurich.

West Ham have made a fresh bid for 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta after their opening offer of 50m euro (£42.2million) was rejected by Lyon. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City have rejected a 70m euro (£59m) bid from Paris St-Germain for Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are preparing a new bid for Leicester defender Wesley Fofana, 21. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Hammers have also had a £10m bid for Belgium midfielder Hans Vanaken, 30, turned down by Club Bruges. (Evening Standard)

Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder says he is still confident winger Antony, 22, will not be sold to Manchester United despite the latest £76m bid. (Metro)

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid and Spain winger Marco Asensio, 26, for 30m euros (£25.3m). (Telegraph - subscription required)

United are set to submit a £25m offer for PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23. (Football Insider)

The Old Trafford club have made a failed bid for Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard, 26. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Sociedad have entered the race to sign Uruguay and former Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani, 35, who is a free agent. (COPE Radio - in Spanish)

Manchester United have held further talks with Newcastle over a loan move for Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 33, that would include a £5m option to buy. (Mail)

Liverpool's pursuit of 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham could be helped by Borussia Dortmund's interest in Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 27, who joined the Reds in 2018. (Express)

Everton are in advanced talks with Brighton over a deal for French forward Neal Maupay, 26. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 22, is on Jose Mourinho's midfield shortlist at AS Roma as he looks to replace the injured Gini Wijnaldum. (AS Roma Live, via Express)

Former Tottenham and Villarreal right-back Serge Aurier, 29, has reportedly agreed a move to Nottingham Forest. The Ivory Coast international left the Spanish club at the end of last season and is available on a free transfer. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Fulham and Lazio want to take Tottenham and Spain's 25-year-old defender Sergio Reguilon on loan. (Mail)

Wolves have enquired about Galatasaray and Denmark centre-back Victor Nelsson, 23. (Mail)

Bordeaux are interested in signing Fulham's out-of-favour French winger Anthony Knockaert, 30. (Football Insider)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says forward Che Adams, 26, is not for sale this summer. (Southern Daily Echo)

Manchester City and England Under-21 midfielder Cole Palmer, 20, is wanted on a season-long loan by Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Leicester City's 21-year-old French centre-back Wesley Fofana, with the fee believed to be £70m. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester are considering a loan move for Borussia Dortmund and Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji, 27, as a replacement for Chelsea target Fofana. (Mail)

Cristiano Ronaldo's representative Jorge Mendes has approached Napoli over a potential move for the Manchester United and Portugal forward, 37. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are weighing up whether to walk away from their protracted pursuit of Antony after Ajax rejected a third bid of £76m for the unsettled Brazil forward. (Telegraph)

The 22-year-old has begged the Dutch club to let him move to Manchester United before the transfer window closes on Thursday. (Fabrizio Romano via Sun)

Liverpool could offer Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 30, in exchange for Paris St-Germain and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea's pursuit of Barcelona and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stalled over personal terms with the player wanting a two-year deal while the Blues are only prepared to offer a one-year contract. (Sun)

But Manchester United have made another approach for 33-year-old Aubameyang. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Chelsea are close to signing Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, from Dynamo Moscow. (Mail)

Nottingham Forest have made an approach to Everton to sign England defender Michael Keane, 29, on loan. (Football Insider)

West Ham have agreed a deal to sign Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta after the French club rejected their first two bids for the 24-year-old Brazil international. (Sky Sports)

Celta Vigo have submitted an offer for Blackburn Rovers' Chile forward and Everton target Ben Brereton Diaz, 23. (Football Insider)

Celtic and Denmark Under-21 midfielder Matt O'Riley, 21, is attracting attention from Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United. (ESPN)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Liverpool have a verbal agreement with Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, with the 19-year-old potentially making a move to Anfield in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be able to spend £100m in the January transfer window if anyone catches his eye at the World Cup in Qatar. (Sun)

Ajax are demanding that Manchester United pay £84.8m for Brazil winger Antony, 22. (Mail)

Ajax will approach Aston Villa about signing Anwar El Ghazi, 27, as replacement for Antony if he leaves for Old Trafford. PSV Eindhoven are also interested in Villa's Netherlands winger. (Mirror)

Manchester United's France striker Anthony Martial, 26, is set for talks over a contract extension, just months after his Old Trafford career seemed over. (Sun)

West Ham will pay a club record £50.8m to sign Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta with the 24-year-old Brazil midfielder due to have a medical on Sunday. (Mail)

Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon, 25, is close to sealing a loan move to Atletico Madrid, with the Spanish club looking for a replacement after agreeing to let Brazil left-back Renan Lodi, 24, join Nottingham Forest. (Times - subscription required)

Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 33, has told Newcastle that he wants to leave the club and join Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool are monitoring Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, along with RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25. (90min)

Aston Villa have reached an agreement to sign Southampton and Poland centre-back Jan Bednarek, 26. (Football Insider)

Villa are planning a move for West Ham's Craig Dawson and will give the 32-year-old English centre-back a two-year deal. (Sun)

Chelsea are deciding whether to terminate England midfielder Ross Barkley's contract at Stamford Bridge, with the 28-year-old currently on a deal worth about £200,000 a week. (Sun)

West Ham are in talks with former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj about a return to the Premier League, with the 27-year-old Belgium international available on a free transfer after leaving Real Sociedad. (Talksport)

The Hammers are set to make a third bid for Club Bruges and Belgium midfielder Hans Vanaken, 30. (Mail)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United, is prioritising a move to La Liga this summer, with Valencia and Real Sociedad both keen on the 35-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves are stepping up negotiations with Stuttgart over a £17m deal for Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic, 25. (Mail)

Brighton are interested in signing Rosario Central and Argentina youth international Facundo Buonanotte and are willing to pay in excess of £3m for the 17-year-old. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bournemouth are planning to hijack Leeds United's deal to sign Zurich and Italy striker Willy Gnonto, 18. (Football Insider)

Sheffield Wednesday are considering a move for Nottingham Forest's English forward Alex Mighten, 20, on a season-long loan. (Yorkshire Live)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 28 August 2022 09:25, UK


Anthony Martial is to be offered a longer deal at Manchester United with boss Erik ten Hag impressed with his form.


Chelsea are weighing up offering Ross Barkley a huge pay-off to get him off their wage bill. Barkley has one year left on his contract and is well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Aston Villa are swooping for experienced West Ham centre-half Craig Dawson to solve their defensive worries.
Manchester United will send Czech stopper Matej Kovar out on loan when they get a new reserve goalkeeper.
Manchester City's owners have given Pep Guardiola to spend £100m on transfers…when the January window opens.
Everton and Leeds United are set to battle it out over a £15m deal for Wolves striker Hwang Hee-Chan.
Crystal Palace have turned their attentions to Leicester's Boubakary Soumare with hopes fading of a return to Selhurst Park for Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher.

Ajax are ready to approach Aston Villa in a bid to line up Anwar EL Ghazi as replacement for Brazilian winger Antony if he leaves for Manchester United.
Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted Liverpool's thumping win over Bournemouth was a direct response to their loss against Manchester United.
Conor Gallagher left Thomas Tuchel furious as new boy Raheem Sterling scored twice to ensure the 10 men claimed a battling 2-1 win over Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio before Thursday's deadline and deal yet another transfer blow to Manchester United.
Liverpool have made a formal offer to Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong according to reports in Spain, just as it looked like the Dutchman would be staying in Catalonia.

Manchester United are awaiting the outcome of a board meeting at Ajax before making their next move for winger Antony.
Wolves are stepping up their bid to land Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic who has scored 24 goals in 60 appearances for for the German club.
Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side they cannot always rely on great comebacks if they continue to allow opponents early goals.
Dele Alli has been warned by Everton manager Frank Lampard he needs to rediscover his focus during his season-long loan at Besiktas or could see his career falter.
Thomas Tuchel rejected the chance to add Cristiano Ronaldo to his Chelsea squad after speaking with former Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick.
EFL clubs fear going out of business due to the cost-of-living crisis with some expecting their bills to quadruple and owners now being asked to pay for energy bills rather than buy new players.
Aston Villa have held talks with Southampton over defender Jan Bednarek as they look to find a replacement for long-term injury victim Diego Carlos.
LIV Golf has joined the anti-trust lawsuit being brought by players against the PGA Tour, although the number of stars in an amended complaint has dropped to seven after Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer, Jason Kokrak and Pat Perez withdrew their names.

Leeds are ready to increase their bid for Zurich star Wilfried Gnonto after their first offer fell £2.5m short of the Swiss champions' demands.
Liverpool still have the opportunity to move for RB Leipzig's Konrad Laimer after reports the Austrian will not be moving to Bayern Munich.
Liverpool have been warned they will have to stump up £100m if they want to sign Wolves' midfield maestro Ruben Neves.

The Welsh Rugby Union will face allegations of a "sexist and toxic" culture at an employment tribunal, with complaints being directed at multiple high-profile figures within the sport.

Kookaburra balls could be used in the County Championship from next year after Sir Andrew Strauss revealed he would like to experiment with different brands to improve preparations for international bowlers when they play overseas.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will hold crunch talks with Alfredo Morelos on Sunday over his future.
Mateusz Zucowski's fruitless spell at Rangers is closing on a conclusion as he is in talks over a return to Poland with Lech Poznan.


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Sep 19, 2012
Monday 29 August 2022 06:59, UK


Chelsea are weighing up a late move for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
Paul Pogba's brother, Mathias, has vowed to reveal 'explosive' information about the Juventus midfielder in a bizarre video posted on Twitter.
Under-pressure Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says fans were justified in booing his players after their home defeat to West Ham on Sunday.
Bruno Lage revealed Willy Boly sensationally chose to boycott Wolves' draw with Newcastle, despite being selected for the matchday squad, in a bid to force a move away.
Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed frustrations about having to take a 25 per cent pay cut after Manchester United missed out on a Champions League spot, according to a report.
Ajax have revived their attempt to sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, who has been targeted as Antony's replacement.
Chelsea have informed Trevoh Chaloboh and Kepa Arrizabalaga they want them to stay at Stamford Bridge this season, according to reports.
Aston Villa have made a move for West Ham's Craig Dawson, but Hammers manager David Moyes doesn't want to lose the 32-year-old defender.
Aston Villa have sold winger Anwar El Ghazi to Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven for £2.5m.
Burnley are among the clubs keen on Aston Villa youngster Caleb Chukwuemeka who could leave just weeks after his brother Carney's £20m switch to Chelsea.
The Saudi-backed LIV Golf series has joined some of its defectors in their lawsuit against the PGA Tour, although an amended complaint shows four golfers have removed their names from it.

Former Manchester United star Edinson Cavani is set to join Valencia. The striker is available on a free transfer this summer after his contract expired after two years at Old Trafford.
Leicester and Everton are weighing up a late move for ex-West Brom star Matheus Pereira.
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo could still join Chelsea with his agent Jorge Mendes reportedly returning to hold talks with the west Londoners.
PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo has confirmed Manchester United are keen on signing him.
Newcastle are desperately hoping for Home Office clearance to play new striker signing Alexander Isak at Liverpool on Wednesday.
Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu is set to join Serie A side Spezia Calcio on a season-long loan, according to reports.

Steve Cooper was deeply unimpressed by Richarlison's juggling antics during Nottingham Forest's defeat by Tottenham. "I wouldn't want my players to do that, what Richarlison did," the Nottingham Forest manager said. "If that is accepted at Spurs that is nothing to do with me, but it wouldn't be accepted here."
Nottingham Forest face a decision over whether to add Serge Aurier to the list of new arrivals after agreeing a deal for the Ivory Coast defender.

Rival managers have already been calling each other to talk about just how dangerous Erling Haaland is, fearful of the damage he can do, startled by his physical and technical attributes, hoping to pick each other's brains to try to work out how to contain the new weapon at Pep Guardiola's disposal.
Sunderland are set to appoint Tony Mowbray as their new manager as they look to restore some stability after a fraught 36 hours on Wearside.

Man Utd have 'failed' in their attempts to hijack Chelsea's move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Stan Collymore has called for Aston Villa's CEO to 'go' if Steven Gerrard is sacked this season.

Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks are each poised to seal their exits from Tottenham, with Atletico Madrid and Sampdoria respectively set to net the duo on loan.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has confirmed the club have received no offers for Jude Bellingham this summer and insists they will fight to keep the England sensation in 2023.
Liverpool are considering a move for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge ahead of the deadline.
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has apologised after angering manager Thomas Tuchel with his red card against Leicester City.
Mario Balotelli provoked a furious reaction from his Adana Demirspor boss Vincenzo Montella as the two almost came to blows on the pitch after Saturday's Turkish Super Lig game.
Manchester United's deal that will secure the signing of Ajax attacking star Antony caused internal conflict within the Dutch club.

Brighton & Hove Albion expect to be without Adam Lallana for a further four matches after he missed the 1-0 home win against Leeds United.

Liverpool have seen their hopes of landing Ruben Neves before Thursday's transfer deadline dashed after Wolves manager Bruno Lage said he is "99 per cent" sure the Portuguese midfielder will stay at Molineux this summer.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson wants two more players in before the window closes.
Nottingham Forest winger Alex Mighten has been linked with a loan move to Hearts.
The price of seeing Los Galacticos in Scotland has gone into orbit - with scalpers seeking more than £1000 to watch Celtic take on Real Madrid.

Chelsea have revived their interest in Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29, but Barcelona and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, remains their number one priority. (Guardian)

Arsenal are also interested in signing Zaha, should deals for Wolves' Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 22, or Villarreal's Spain midfielder Yeremy Pino, 19, fall through. (Dean Jones, via Express)

And Manchester United have also enquired about a potential transfer move for Aubameyang. (Caught Offside)

The agent of Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Chelsea investigating whether a move to Stamford Bridge is possible for the 37-year-old. (Independent)

Ajax are targeting Chelsea and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, as a replacement for Antony, 22, after accepting a bid from Manchester United for the Brazil international. (Mail)

Chelsea have offered Everton Albania striker Armando Broja, 20, and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, plus £25m in return for 21-year-old English attacker Anthony Gordon. (Football Insider)

England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is to have a medical at Bayer Leverkusen after the German Bundesliga side agree a season-long loan deal with Chelsea. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, is expected to stay at the Nou Camp this summer, despite interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. (CBS Sports)

Liverpool are considering a move for Sheffield United and Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 24. (Yorkshire Post)

Leicester and Everton are considering a late move for Al Hilal's Brazilian attacker Matheus Pereira, 26. (Sun)

Valencia are confident of beating Real Sociedad to the signing of Edinson Cavani, 35, and are set to offer the Uruguay forward a two-year deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham and Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, 25, is set to join Atletico Madrid on loan with no buy option included. (Fabrizio Romano)

Spurs and England midfielder Harry Winks, 26, is closing in on a move to Sampdoria after initially holding out for possible Premier League interest. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea have decided their English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 23, will not leave the club this summer despite holding talks with Inter Milan, AC Milan and RB Leipzig over a possible loan deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are hoping to beat Tottenham and Crystal Palace to the signing of Peterborough's English defender Ronnie Edwards, 19. (Football Insider)

Spezia are set to sign Wales midfielder Ethan Ampadu, 21, from Chelsea on a loan deal with an option to buy worth around 15m euros (£12.7m). (Fabrizio Romano)


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Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 30 August 2022 07:11, UK


Liverpool are said to be weighing up a bid for Brighton's Moises Caicedo
Tottenham are in talks to sign Leeds winger Daniel James.
Wolves have rejected Everton's £8.5m bid for midfielder Leander Dendoncker.
Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly being lined up for a shock transfer by both Nottingham Forest and Newcastle.
Ross Barkley and Chelsea have mutually agreed to terminate his contract, with Rangers showing free transfer interest.
Antonio Conte wants Harry Kane to sign a new deal at Tottenham now.
Britain's richest man Sir Jim Radcliffe has reportedly received no indication from the Glazer family that they intend to give up control of Manchester United.
Arsenal could explore a move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk after being offered Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, reports suggest.

Liverpool are eyeing a shock swoop for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge before Thursday's transfer deadline.
Manchester United expect to have completed their summer business following the arrivals of Antony and Martin Dubravka.

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal for Ajax's Antony
Fulham have agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain for out-of-favour left-back Layvin Kurzawa as they continue to bolster their squad this summer.
Thierry Henry has become the latest big name to join forces with Serie B side Como after joining the club as a minority stakeholder.
Ajax have turned to Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos after growing frustrated with Chelsea's asking price for Hakim Ziyech.
The Football Association's historic Leadership Diversity Code has received a major boost after it was incorporated in one of UEFA's leading education courses.
Fulham have agreed a deal with PSG for out of favour left-back Layvin Kurzawa, as they continue to bolster their squad this summer.

Jorge Mendes is making a last attempt to get Cristiano Ronaldo regular Champions League football, with a loan option to either Napoli or Sporting now among the few remaining options.
Chelsea are in negotiations with Ajax over a loan for Hakim Ziyech, with the London club set to pay a significant portion of his wages.

Christian Pulisic is set to stay at Chelsea this season.
Manchester United have rebuffed West Ham and Crystal Palace approaches for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg is set to join Schalke on loan.

Chelsea remain hopeful of lowering Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's demands in time to sign him even though the deal has been complicated by an attack on the Barcelona striker.
Tottenham are in talks to sign Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid.
Southampton have had a bid of €25m (£21.4m) rejected by PSV for Cody Gakpo.
Manchester United are unlikely to make any more signings this transfer window once they complete the move to bring in Antony from Ajax and the arrival of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Newcastle United.

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly re-opened talks with Chelsea as the Manchester United star seeks a last-gasp exit from Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Man Utd to play Champions League football
Neil Warnock is prepared to come out of retirement should Sunderland offer him the manager's job.

Cristiano Ronaldo's team-mates at Manchester United reportedly celebrated when they learned that he wanted to leave this summer.
Barcelona and Manchester United are reportedly in discussions over a swap deal that would take Sergino Dest to Old Trafford, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka going the other way.

Arsenal and Newcastle are on alert as Real Madrid's Marco Asensio has reportedly been offered to Premier League clubs.
Leeds' transfer for Hee-Chan Hwang is not progressing as the club will not sell Jack Harrison to Newcastle to fund a deal for the Wolves forward, according to reports.
Manchester United think Marcus Rashford can step up and replace Cristiano Ronaldo as a central striker if the Portugal international ends up leaving, according to reports.

Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring N'Golo Kante's contract situation after Thomas Tuchel plunged the World Cup winner's long-term Chelsea future into uncertainty.

N'Golo Kante's Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season
Crystal Palace have made a bid of around £27m for Conor Gallagher after intensifying efforts to re-sign the midfielder from Chelsea.

Manchester United are scouting Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley only eight months after his transfer from MK Dons.

Hearts striker Liam Boyce fears his season could be over after a scan on his damaged knee.
Celtic have moved to reignite their interest in St Mirren kid Dylan Reid.
Alfredo Morelos has been offered to Fenerbahce by his agent, according to a report.

Chelsea will follow up the £70m signing of Leicester City's French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, by pushing to get the transfer of Barcelona's Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, over the line. The Blues also want to sign Everton's 21-year-old English winger Anthony Gordon this week. (Guardian)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he wants England striker Harry Kane to sign a new deal with the club. The 29-year-old's current contract has less than two years left. (Mail)

Spurs are in talks about a potential loan move for Leeds United and Wales winger Daniel James, 24, before Thursday's 23:00 BST transfer deadline. (Fabrizio Romano)

Meanwhile, Tottenham have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid's versatile Belgium midfielder Yannick Carrasco, 28. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United for Napoli this week. United's Portugal forward, 37, has started just one Premier League game this season. (Metro)

Aston Villa have a "strong interest" in Brighton boss Graham Potter as a potential replacement for Steven Gerrard, who has lost three of his first four league games this season. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain are monitoring Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante's contract situation, with the 31-year-old France international having less than one year left on his Blues deal. (Times - subscription required)

Ajax are looking at Sevilla and Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 28, and Aston Villa's Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, 25, after growing frustrated with Chelsea's asking price for Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29. (Mail)

Southampton have had a £21m bid for PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo rejected. The 23-year-old Netherlands forward has been linked with Manchester United and PSV value him at about £38m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United are keen on Chelsea's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 28, who is on a two-year loan at AC Milan. Nottingham Forest are also keen. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace have made a £27m offer to buy Chelsea's 22-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, who impressed while on loan with the Eagles in 2021-22. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal's Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 27, could join Real Betis, where he was on loan last season. Bellerin has not played for the Gunners since May 2021. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, will remain at the club despite being heavily linked with Manchester United and Chelsea during the summer transfer window. (Football Espana)

However, De Jong is travelling to England before the end of the summer transfer window, sparking speculation about his future. (Mirror)

Aston Villa and Wolves are both interested in signing West Ham's English defender Craig Dawson, 32. (Sun)

Juventus will try to sign Aston Villa's Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, if they cannot strike an agreement with Paris St-Germain for Argentina's Leandro Paredes, 28. (Sky Sport Italia - in Italian)

Liverpool and the Netherlands Under-21s defender Sepp van den Berg, 20, is set to join Schalke on loan. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City are in talks with Schalke to sign Morocco midfielder Amine Harit, 25. (Sky Sports)

Fulham have agreed a deal with Paris St-Germain to sign French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 29, while the Cottagers are also making efforts to bring in Roma's 23-year-old Dutch winger Justin Kluivert. (Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 31 August 2022 07:30, UK

Manchester United believe Cristiano Ronaldo could make a dramatic U-turn and buy into Erik ten Hag's revolution after the club's spending splurge.
David Moyes warned Richarlison to expect a kicking if he continues his ball-juggling antics.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly looking to terminate his AC Milan loan and his Chelsea contract to join Newcastle on a free transfer.
Tyson Fury is training "like a man possessed" as he plots a sensational comeback fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
Tyson Fury's last fight came in a sixth-round knock-out against Dillian Whyte in April


Premier League clubs are set to face restrictions on spending on transfers and wages for the first time with England's top flight looking to follow UEFA's new financial rules.
Arsenal are confident Bukayo Saka will sign a new long-term contract. The club have offered the 20-year-old winger, whose present contract runs until 2024, a significant increase on his £70,000-a-week wage.
Alfred Schreuder, the Ajax head coach, described Antony's conduct as "weird" and suggested the Dutch club could fine the Brazil winger for going on strike to push through his £84m move to Manchester United.
Newcastle United are prepared to wait until 75 minutes before their Premier League game at Liverpool on Wednesday night to receive a work permit for the club record signing Alexander Isak to play at Anfield.
Duncan Ferguson has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Jack Ross at Dundee United.
Players and staff at Worcester Warriors have been informed their salaries will not be paid on time this week because the club's bank accounts have been frozen. The players can now give notice of their intention to leave the club.
The man in charge of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Claude Atcher, has been suspended by the French government after allegations of his "management by terror" triggered an investigation into his conduct.
Moeen Ali looks set to step in for the injured Jos Buttler as captain on England's historic tour to Pakistan next month.


21-year-old Mykhaylo Mudryk already has five Ukraine caps
Mykhaylo Mudryk has liked a post on Instagram claiming Arsenal are interested in signing him before Thursday's transfer deadline.
Paul Pogba tried to pay £11m to armed blackmailers but they had to settle for £85,000 due to his bank withdrawal limit, it is claimed.
Manchester United have fended off interest from top European clubs to tie down wonderkid Amir Ibragimov to a new contract.
Liverpool have been warned by Benfica boss Roger Schmidt that Enzo Fernandez will stay with the club for "a long time" despite interest from Anfield.


Wesley Fofana underwent a medical with Chelsea on Monday
Atletico Madrid are trying to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and there is also interest in the Brazil international from another Premier League club.
Nottingham Forest are set to sign Wolves defender Willy Boly for an initial £2.25m.
Everton and Leeds United have joined Southampton in trying to sign former Manchester United target Cody Gakpo.
Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester City manager, will receive only a third of the £70m banked from Wesley Fofana's sale to Chelsea to spend on transfers.
Former champion Bianca Andreescu may have some awkward meetings with her sponsor Nike to look forward to after she blamed the brand for its poorly designed dress, which provoked her to make a wardrobe change during her US Open match.
Wasps' recruitment and retention freeze has been lifted in a sign that the Premiership club's financial situation may have improved.

Chelsea are attempting to steal a march on their rivals in the pursuit of RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, in a £77m deal which will see the Croatian loaned back to Germany for this season.

Josko Gvardiol has been linked with a move to Chelsea all summer
Scott Parker's sacking as Bournemouth head coach came after his relationship with chief executive Neill Blake and technical director Richard Hughes broke down due to his "public airing" of the club's dirty laundry almost on a weekly basis.
Everton have revived their interest in signing Watford forward Joao Pedro.
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira insists he is not contemplating losing star man Wilfried Zaha before the transfer deadline.
The New York Yankees, LeBron James and rapper Drake are closing in on a deal to become part-owners of AC Milan, as RedBird Capital Partners reportedly near an agreement to purchase the Italian champions for an eye-watering $1.2bn.

Liverpool have reportedly made a £20m bid for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz as they seek a last-minute midfield fix.
Chelsea have reportedly offered Frenkie de Jong £15.5m per year to join the club from Barcelona.

Sunderland have held talks with Manchester United about taking Amad Diallo on loan for the 2022-23 season.
Chelsea have decided to keep Trevoh Chalobah this season.
Arsenal have suffered a major blow after it emerged that midfielder Mohamed Elneny sustained a significant injury in Saturday's win over Fulham.

Jake Paul is set to face UFC legend Anderson Silva on October 29 after dismissing Tommy Fury's attempt to reschedule their failed bout for a third time.

LA Clippers point guard John Wall said he considered taking his own life during a time in the past three years when he was dealing with a torn Achilles and the deaths of family members at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
D-day for members of the DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, who are seeking clearance to continue to play in that environment despite joining LIV Golf, will arrive in early February.

Onel Hernandez has made 101 appearances for Norwich, but none in their Premier League campaign last season
Norwich manager Dean Smith insists he never considered allowing Onel Hernandez to return to Birmingham City on a full-time basis.
Steven Gerrard hopes Morgan Sanson can get a move away from Aston Villa before the summer transfer window shuts on Thursday.

Swindon and Hibs have opened transfer talks over forward Harry McKirdy.
Lee Johnson knows he must add to his squad before Thursday's transfer deadline and is in need of strikers.
Rangers midfielder Stephen Kelly is wanted by Livingston having struggled for game time at Ibrox this term.
Liam Fox has strongly defended Dundee United's players following the sacking of Jack Ross yesterday after just seven matches in charge.
Robbie Neilson admits he'll be forced to squeeze every extra penny out of the Hearts budget after a season-ending injury to Liam Boyce.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed a crunch summit with frozen out Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has opened the door for him to stay.
Jack Hendry looks to be on his way out of Club Brugge just one year after he signed.

Everton and Leeds have joined Southampton in trying to sign Cody Gakpo. PSV Eindhoven rejected a bid of 25m euros (£21.4m) from the Saints earlier this week for the highly rated 23-year-old Dutch international. (Telegraph - subscription required)

England winger Bukayo Saka, 20, says he is confident he will sign a new contract at Arsenal as talks continue between the two parties. (Mail)

Brighton say they will not be pressured into selling their Ecuador international midfielder Moises Caicedo, 20, who has been linked with a £42m move to Liverpool. (TalkSport)

Chelsea are in talks over completing a £77m deal for Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, by Thursday's transfer deadline, with the intention of loaning him back to his present club RB Leipzig. (Mail)

Manchester United will allow right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 24, to leave the club if they are able to agree a loan move for Barcelona's Sergino Dest, 21, who is a USA international. (90min)

Dest is open to a move to Manchester United, with Barcelona wanting about 20m euros for the defender. (ESPN)

Manchester United have admitted defeat in their attempts to sign Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona but are prepared to move for the 25-year-old again in future transfer windows. (Goal)

Fulham hope to sign former Brazil winger Willian, 34, Paris St-Germain and France defender Layvin Kurzawa, 29, Roma and the Netherlands forward Justin Kluivert, 23, and Marseille and Senegal forward Bamba Dieng, 22, by Thursday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal and Everton are among a number of clubs interested in Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, with a late move still a possibility. (Metro)

Juventus look set to complete a loan deal with an option to buy PSG's Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 28, who had been interesting Arsenal. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Ivory Coast defender Willy Boly, 31, will have a medical at Nottingham Forest before a proposed £2.25m switch from Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Athletic - subscription needed)

Barcelona could move for Arsenal and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, if they are unable to land Argentina defender Juan Foyth, 24, from Villarreal in the final days of the summer transfer window. (90min)

Barcelona are struggling to offload some of the players they want to sell. The Spanish club remain in talks about selling 33-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea but there has been no approach for Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay since Juventus showed an interest in the 28-year-old. (Marca)

Atletico Madrid are prepared to make a £20m offer to sign Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, who is in the last year of his contract with the Premier League club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Brighton are eyeing a last-minute deal for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, with the Scotland international looking to get his career back on track after a dismal loan spell with Norwich. (Mail)

Arsenal are prepared to let midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave the club but may have to loan him out rather than sell him as the end of the transfer window approaches. Southampton, Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest have been linked with the 25-year-old England international. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has played down the prospect of 29-year-old Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, leaving the club in the summer transfer window. (Metro)

Valencia and Spain midfielder Carlos Soler, 25, is set to join PSG in a deal worth 18m euros plus add-ons. (Marca - in Spanish)

Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 32, is due to fly to England to complete his proposed move to Everton from PSG for a nominal fee. (Athletic - subscription needed)

Championship side Sunderland are still hoping to complete a loan deal for PSG's 19-year-old French midfielder Edouard Michut. (Chronicle)


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Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 1 September 2022 07:40, UK


Leeds are pushing to sign Sheffield United defender John Egan amid an injury crisis at Elland Road.
Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans - a long-term Arsenal target - has been the subject of a "mystery offer" just over 24 hours ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Tottenham could sanction an exit for Lucas Moura on Deadline Day with Aston Villa waiting to pounce, according to reports.


Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch says he does not believe Dan James will leave the club this transfer window
Tottenham will renew their interest in Leeds winger Dan James after being told by Atletico Madrid that Yannick Carrasco will not be allowed to leave this summer.
Southampton hope to be able to complete as many as four transfers on Deadline Day, with Cody Gakpo, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Manchester City youngsters Samuel Edozie and Juan Larios all on their radar.
Billy Gilmour has been told he is no longer part of Thomas Tuchel's plans at Chelsea, bringing a move to Brighton closer and closer.
Chelsea are set for a frantic £140m transfer Deadline Day as they try to seal deals for Barcelona's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ajax's Edson Alvarez and RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol.
Snooker is the latest sport to become embroiled in a transgender row after British player Jamie Wright faced calls from tour rivals to be banned following a breakthrough success in the US Women's Open.

Arsenal are reportedly braced for interest in Gabriel Martinelli from AC Milan if the Serie A side sell Rafael Leao to London rivals Chelsea.
Gabriel Martinelli is reportedly of interest to AC Milan
Chelsea are lining up a late move to sign Porto striker Mehdi Taremi, the player who stunned them with a Puskas Award-nominated bicycle kick last year, according to reports in Portugal.
Arsenal and Chelsea are waiting in the wings for Douglas Luiz to make a call on his Aston Villa future, with the Midlands club still hoping he will sign a new contract.
Paul Pogba cheered on Juventus from the touchline just days after his alleged £11m armed blackmail plot came to light.
Leicester have entered the race to sign West Ham defender Craig Dawson after finally selling Wesley Fofana.
Chelsea's new £12.6m midfielder Cesare Casadei was sent off on his debut in Wednesday's Papa John's Trophy first-round defeat to League Two Sutton.
Anthony Joshua is set to kick off a worldwide tour with heavyweight dates being talked about in Beijing, Australia and the United States.

Arsenal are exploring a move for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo with Mikel Arteta needing depth in midfield because of injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny.
Atalanta winger Jeremie Boga has emerged as a Deadline Day target for Leicester, with Dennis Praet set to leave for Torino.
Mohammed Kudus reportedly failed to show up for Ajax training on Tuesday as he looks to force through a move to Everton.
Lucas Ocampos was left in mid-air limbo when Ajax changed their mind on signing the Sevilla winger during his flight to Amsterdam and instead asked for a loan deal after sending him back to Spain.
Leeds face an anxious wait over Rodrigo's dislocated shoulder and results of a scan could be the decision-maker on whether Jesse Marsch seeks to bring in a striker on Thursday.
Nottingham Forest are battling Southampton to secure the signature of Rennes defender Loic Bade.
Chelsea have made an approach for PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

Chelsea had an offer of €15m (£13m) plus Marcos Alonso for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected on Wednesday night but they swiftly returned with a new bid - also including Alonso - and talks progressed to the point of discussing the add-ons structure.

Chelsea are in talks with AC Milan over a Deadline Day move for forward Rafael Leao after being told PSG were not ready to let Neymar leave despite his tensions with team-mate Kylian Mbappe.
The £2.5bn from the sale of Chelsea remains in Roman Abramovich's company's frozen bank account, with one MP claiming the Foreign Office has been "hopelessly slow" in organising the distribution of the money to help victims of the war in Ukraine.
The Premier League could break the £2bn barrier for transfer spending after a summer that has blitzed all previous records.
Southampton have agreed a fee of about £34m for Cody Gakpo, the Netherlands winger who could be one of five arrivals before Deadline Day at the south-coast club.
West Ham have missed out on signing Hans Vanaken and almost certainly Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Everton have had talks to sign Samuel Chukwueze, the winger, on loan from Villarreal.

Brentford are ready to make a club-record £26m offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, who had appeared to be on the verge of a move to Arsenal.
Mykhaylo Mudryk already has five Ukraine caps
West Ham are close to agreeing a deal for Southampton defender Jan Bednarek.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is a major injury doubt for Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton.
Girona are confident of reaching an agreement to sign Oriol Romeu.
Watford's Dapo Mebude is on the verge of a permanent transfer to Belgian club KV Oostende.

Chelsea's hopes of adding Dinamo Moscow starlet Arsen Zakharyan to their youth ranks look set to be thwarted by continuing sanctions on the Russian economy.

Nice hope to complete a £10m Deadline Day move for Glen Kamara.
Ange Postecoglou has revealed he's braced for last-gasp transfer ins and outs on Deadline Day.
Louis Moult could be heading back to Scotland, with the former Motherwell - and current Preston - striker interesting Edinburgh rivals Hibernian and Hearts.
Leeds are keeping tabs on Rangers winger Ryan Kent just in case Dan James leaves Elland Road for Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Duncan Ferguson is among the early front-runners to take over from Jack Ross as Dundee United manager.

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Neymar, 30, as Paris St-Germain bid to offload the Brazil forward to avoid falling foul of Uefa's Financial Fair Play guidelines. (Mail)

But while Chelsea are interested in striking a deal for Neymar, in an apparent u-turn, Paris St-Germain are now refusing to sell. (Times via Metro)

Chelsea have also submitted a new bid for Barcelona's 33-year-old Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in a player-plus-cash deal which includes Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, 31. (Mail)

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao, 23, and Dinamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, have been linked with Chelsea. Russia's Zakharyan would cost £12.6m but a reported £126m price tag could scupper any move for Portugal's Leao. (Times - requires subscription)

Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest will join AC Milan on a season-long loan, with the option to turn the move into a €20m permanent switch. The USA defender had been linked with a move to Manchester United. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brentford hope to hijack Arsenal's move for Shakhtar Donetsk's Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, but would have to smash the club's transfer record to sign the £25m-rated Ukrainian forward. (Mirror)

Arsenal have submitted a £20m offer for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, 21, but the club want a higher fee for the Brazilian. (Goal Brazil, via Metro)

Newcastle United have entered the race to sign Leicester City's Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25. (Mail)

Arsenal have been tracking Tielemans throughout the transfer window, but another "mystery club" is now ready to table a bid as Leicester set a £30m price tag. (Express)

Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, is keen to push through a move to Chelsea as owner Todd Boehly launches a £50m bid for the Mexico international. (De Telegraaf via Metro)

The Blues have bid £43m for Alvarez as Chelsea aim to sign a forward and a midfielder before the transfer window closes. (Sky Sports)

Brighton will return with a new bid for Chelsea's Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, on Thursday. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are closing in on a £77.7m deal to sign Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, but would be willing to let him remain at RB Leipzig on loan for the 2022-23 season. (Telegraph - requires subscription)

Leeds United are preparing to make an offer for Sheffield United's Republic of Ireland defender John Egan, 29, but face losing Wales winger Dan James, 24, to Tottenham. (Express)

Southampton are ready to up their offer for Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, after PSV Eindhoven rejected an initial £21.4m bid. (Telegraph - requires subscription)

PSV Eindhoven have agreed a £34m deal for Gakpo as Southampton prepare to smash their club's transfer record. (Times - requires subscription)

Fenerbahce have entered the race to sign Paris St-Germain forward Mauro Icardi, 29, with the Argentina striker already garnering interest from fellow Turkish side Galatasaray. (L'Equipe - in French)

Denmark and Nice forward Kasper Dolberg, 24, is in Spain to complete a loan move to Sevilla. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Everton forward James Rodriguez, 31, is interested in playing for La Liga side Sevilla - the Colombian is currently at Qatari club Al-Rayyan. (El Chiringuito)

Paris St-Germain's Senegal defender Abdou Diallo, 26, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, will fly to Germany on Thursday for a medical before a proposed switch to RB Leipzig. (Fabrizio Romano)

Birmingham City are in talks with Manchester United in a bid to sign 22-year-old Netherlands midfielder Tahith Chong on a permanent deal. (Star)

Birmingham's deal for Bordeaux's Nigerian forward Josh Maja has fallen through with the 23-year-old opting to remain with the Ligue 2 club. (Get French Football News)


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Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has said there was "never anything concrete" between the Serie A club and Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (DAZN, via Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also said Ronaldo was not an option for them this summer as they "were doing other things". (Sky Sports - in German)

Aston Villa rejected three bids, including a final offer of £25m, from Arsenal for Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, on deadline day. (Sky Sports)

Watford forward Joao Pedro has said he is "fully committed to the club" after the Hornets turned down a bid from Everton for the 20-year-old Brazilian. (Watford Observer)

Watford also stood firm in keeping Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 24, despite receiving a £25m bid from Aston Villa and enquiries from Crystal Palace. (Athletic - subscription required)

Ajax blocked Chelsea from signing Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, because the Dutch club felt they had lost too many players this summer. (De Telegraaf, via Mail)

Lyon and France midfelder Houssem Aouar, 24, will stay at the club, despite reaching an agreement to join Nottingham Forest and having interest from Fulham. (L'Equipe - in French)

AC Milan rejected Chelsea's bid of 80m euros (£68.95m)plus players for Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (Duncan Castles)

Arsenal were preparing to fight off interest for Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli from AC Milan, who saw the 21-year-old as a replacement for Leao. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Blackburn Rovers will consider pre-contract offers for Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, in January after the club rejected bids of £12m from Fulham and Everton. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain have given up on their attempt to sign Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar this summer, but they may return to their pursuit of the 27-year-old in January. (L'Equipe - in French)

Dynamo Moscow have said a move for Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, to Chelsea was blocked due to sanctions the UK government placed on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. (Mail)

The Blues remain hopeful of finalising a deal for Zakharyan further down the line. (90min)

PSV Eindhoven also rejected Chelsea's late attempt to sign their Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, despite the Stamford Bridge club indicating they were willing to pay up to 45 million euros (£38.9m) for the 24-year-old. (Eindhovens Dagblad, via Metro)

Wolves turned down a late informal proposal worth £17m from Leeds for South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan, 26. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham decided to keep English defender Craig Dawson, 32, after they failed to bring in Southampton and Poland centre-back Jan Bednarek, 26, who joined Aston Villa on loan. Dawson was set for a £5m move to Wolves. (Mail)

Chelsea missed out on RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol after the 20-year-old signed a contract extension with the Bundesliga club. (Evening Standard)

Spain and Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, 26, has decided to remain at the club until his contract ends in 2023, despite multiple clubs registering interest in signing him. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Paris St-Germain offered Neymar to Manchester City just before the transfer deadline - but the Premier League champions turned down the chance to sign the Brazil forward, 30. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United failed in a deadline-day bid to sign Spain striker Raul de Tomas, 27, from Espanyol. (Football Insider)

Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, will sign a bumper new contract at PSV Eindhoven after interest from Manchester United, Leeds United and Southampton this summer. (Eindhovens Dagblad - in Dutch)

Gakpo thought he was leaving PSV for Manchester United until the last week of the transfer window. (90min)

Tottenham looked into signing Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29, from Crystal Palace before the transfer deadline. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leeds United managed to sign Italy striker Wilfried Gnonto for just £4m after refusing to meet FC Zurich's £7m asking price for the 18-year-old. (Football Insider)

Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez says he turned down an offer of 25m euros (£21.6m) for 18-year-old Spanish forward Alberto Moleiro, who was linked with Barcelona and Manchester City earlier this summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United's football director John Murtough has accepted the club should have abandoned talks over signing Netherland midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, from Barcelona much earlier than they did. (ESPN, via Express)

The Manchester United board vetoed a potential approach for Chelsea's Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, 29.(Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle and Aston Villa approached Tottenham on deadline day about signing Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura, 30. (Fabrizio Romano)

Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, has hinted he is unhappy at Tottenham after a second loan move to Valencia collapsed on deadline day as Spurs were unable to find a replacement. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he is following club orders by using France forward Antoine Griezmann sparingly to avoid triggering a 40m euro (£34.5m) clause in the deal which saw the 31-year-old return on loan from Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea are looking to hand new contracts to England full-back Reece James, 22, and England forward Mason Mount, 23. (90min)

James is close to signing a new Chelsea deal and it could be completed within days as talks are at an advanced stage. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said that the club sold Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour to Brighton as the 21-year-old did not want to go out on loan again. (Mail)

Torino say they wanted to bring 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet back to the club but Leicester City "simply wouldn't let him go". Praet was on loan at the Serie A side last season. (Football Italia)


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Chelsea attempted to secure a deadline day move for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia with a £50m bid.
Saints midfielder Romeo Lavia was reportedly a Chelsea target on Deadline Day
Erik ten Hag was told he was getting a £120m transfer budget when he acquired the Manchester United job, which went up to £229m after a woeful start to the season.

Chelsea's head of international scouting, Scott McLachlan, has followed Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech out of the club.

Lewis Hamilton has dropped a hint that he could join a potential Manchester United takeover bid after admitting he is hoping 'in the future' to join forces with Sir Jim Ratcliffe to buy a football club.
Antony is the centre of a £20m payment war with three rival parties claiming they had the biggest hand in the Brazilian winger's £85.5m move from Ajax to Manchester United.
Manchester United signing Antony explains the influence that head coach Erik ten Hag has had on him as a player and why he is delighted to be playing for him once again
FIFA confirms alcohol will not be sold inside stadiums during World Cup matches in Qatar.

Phil Jones has been kicked out of Manchester United's training ground dressing room to make space for Erik ten Hag's new signings.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned to get used to life on the bench by Erik ten Hag after missing Man Utd's pre-season.

Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Real Madrid defenders that they must tighten up before an "intense" trip to Celtic in the Champions League.

Southampton rejected a £50m proposal from Chelsea for Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia, 18, on deadline day, having only just signed him from Manchester City. (Daily Echo)

Arsenal made a 30m euro offer for Spain forward Ferran Torres a few days before the summer transfer window closed but it was rejected by Barcelona, with their manager Xavi wanting to keep the 22-year-old. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Three rival agents are embroiled in a £20m payment dispute over Antony's move to Manchester United - each claiming they played the biggest role in the 22-year-old Brazilian winger's move from Ajax. (Sunday Mirror)

Ajax and Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, 21, has hit out at 'false' claims that his national team boss Louis van Gaal advised him against a move to Old Trafford. (AD, via Mirror Online)

Manchester United turned down the chance to sign Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 20, for just £4.5m 18 months ago, before he joined the Seagulls. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are taking legal advice over Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid loan deal, with a 40m euro obligation to buy triggered if he plays 45 minutes or more in 14 games. The France striker, 31, is yet to start this season. (Mundo Deportivo via 90min)

Manchester United offered Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 30, a deal worth £43m to ward off interest from his former club Tottenham when he signed on a free transfer this summer. (Football Insider)

AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud, 35, says he knew Portugal forward Rafael Leao would stay at the Italian club, despite Chelsea being linked with the 23-year-old. (Football Italia)

Tottenham wanted to sign Atalanta and Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, 29, this summer but the Italian club refused to sell. A deal could be done next year. (Fabrizio Romano)

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has not been contacted by Sir Jim Ratcliffe about a potential bid to buy Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea expressed an interest in signing Sheffield United and Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 24, on transfer deadline day. (Sheffield Star)

Leeds are readying a bid for Blackburn and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, in January. (Football Insider)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he told nephew Frank Lampard to sign Dele Alli for Everton, but admits the 26-year-old Englishman was a 'disaster' before moving to Besiktas. (Talksport)

Chelsea's head of international scouting Scott McLachlan, who had previously worked at Fulham and Southampton, has left the Stamford Bridge club after 11 years. (Mail on Sunday)


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Injury-prone Phil Jones has been kicked out of Manchester United's training ground dressing room - to make space for Erik ten Hag's new signings.
Crystal Palace are readying a £20m January transfer bid for Conor Gallagher if the England midfielder's Chelsea dream is shattered.
Conor Gallagher was on loan at Crystal Palace last season
Man City youngster Taylor Harwood-Bellis is wanted by Frank Lampard's Everton as the Toffees plot a move for the on-loan Burnley centre-back.
West Ham failed with a £1m late loan transfer bid for Bayer Leverkusen defender Odilon Kossounou.
Wayne and Coleen Rooney have raked in £3.75m from the sale of their five-bedroom Cheshire mansion dubbed "Wayne's World."

Manchester United's wage bill has soared to £385m despite their worst season in over 30 years... and they have been surpassed by arch-rivals Liverpool in revenue for the first time in Premier League history.
Nuno Tavares has hit out at Arsenal and says he wanted his French loan move to Marseille to include an option to buy, as he questioned the game time he would have been given at the Emirates.
Nuno Tavares is on loan at Marseille
David Moyes and Declan Rice will not be punished by the FA for comments about Andy Madley's decision to rule out Maxwel Cornet's late goal for West Ham against Chelsea.
Leicester are set to reveal estimated annual losses of £119.5m - the highest in the Premier League - after signing just one player this summer and selling £70m Wesley Fofana to Chelsea.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has demanded an inquest following Yuki Tsunoda's bizarre retirement from the Dutch Grand Prix which wrecked Lewis Hamilton's best route to possible victory.
The Glazer family have placed a £3.75bn price tag on Manchester United which might not put off interest from Dubai or Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe.
Liverpool wanted to sign Chelsea loanee Denis Zakaria from Juventus according to reports in Italy before eventually settling for his Serie A team-mate Arthur Melo.
Leeds United are progressing with their quest to redevelop Elland Road with the aim of a capacity of 55,000 and a massive boost to the club's revenues.
Former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is leading a £500m lawsuit over the use of sports stars' performance data by bookmakers and other organisations including gaming companies.

Hull City could face disciplinary action from the Football Association over allegations Sheffield United defender Ky Gordon was racially abused by a home fan when warming up on the touchline.
England manager Gareth Southgate was in attendance at the Dacia Arena for the Serie A clash between Udinese and Roma to watch Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham.

Ange Postecoglou says his Celtic side will not sit back when they host Champions League holders Real Madrid.
New York Red Bulls' Dru Yearwood was shown a red card after hurting a fan with a kick into the stands.
Goalkeeper Connor Maseko was sent off for urinating in a hedge during an English FA Cup first-round qualifying match on Saturday.

Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on Harry Kane's contractual situation at Tottenham according to reports in Germany, with a potential offer for the England captain coming next summer.
Chelsea will take another look at AC Milan forward Rafael Leao in January, but the Serie A club are insisting on his £130m release clause being met before they do business.

Carlos Sainz fumes after being slapped with Dutch GP penalty for "saving someone's life"
Arsenal reportedly had a £26m offer for former Manchester City forward Ferran Torres rejected in the closing days of the summer transfer window.

Newcastle will lodge an official VAR complaint as the Premier League continues to demand answers after a controversial weekend.

Former Burnley striker Wout Weghorst was drop-kicked by a pitch invader during an argument between players from his new side Besiktas and their Sunday opponents Ankaragucu. Besiktas ran out 3-2 winners with Dele Alli among the goalscorers.

The RFU is facing a legal challenge over its decision to ban transgender women from playing contact rugby, with action being taken by Julie Curtiss who was preparing to play for Hove RFC in the second-tier Women's Championship South this season.
Blackfield & Langley joint-manager Conor McCarthy has defended his goalkeeper Connor Maseko, who was sent off in bizarre fashion for urinating in a bush while searching for a lost football during his side's FA Cup first qualifying round clash with Shepton Mallet on Saturday.

Impressed Daley Blind has heaped praise on Rangers for providing Ajax with a ready-made star in Calvin Bassey.
David Turnbull has targeted the Celtic history books against Real Madrid and has issued a 'play our own football' pledge.

Harry Kane has been told to reject a new contract at Tottenham, with Bayern Munich weighing up a move for the 29-year-old England striker. (Bild, via Sun)

Crystal Palace will table a £20m bid for Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, in January, after an impressive loan spell at Selhurst Park last season. (Mail)

Galatasaray are interested in signing Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 26, before next week's transfer deadline after he was left out of Leicester's squad for the defeat at Brighton on Sunday. (Leicestershire Live)

The Glazer family have put a £3.75bn price-tag on Manchester United, and that could tempt interest from Dubai. (Mail)

Arsenal and Portugal Under-21 defender Nuno Tavares, 22, said he wanted an option to buy added into his Marseille loan deal. (RMC Sport, via Mirror)

Liverpool wanted to sign Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, from Juventus but instead ended up securing Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo, 26 when Zakaria opted for Chelsea. (Calciomercato via Mail)

Juventus will look to make a move for Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 30, in January. (Liverpool Echo)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing 18-year-old Barcelona and Spain midfielder Gavi, whose contract runs out next summer. (Christian Falk)

Leeds will return with another attempt to sign PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo in January, after failing to sign the 23-year-old in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are yet to make a sporting director appointment with former Barcelona defender Maxwell and ex-Liverpool man Michael Edwards on their list. (Athletic, via Express)

Chelsea are favourites to sign 19-year-old Russian winger Arsen Zakharyan from Dinamo Moscow, ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Lucas Moura is keen to run down his contract and leave Tottenham for free in 2024 after deadline day offers were rejected from Newcastle and Aston Villa for the 30-year-old Brazilian winger. (Football Insider)


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Bayern Munich 'want Harry Kane to hold off signing a new contract at Tottenham' so they can offer him a transfer to Germany next summer.
Former Liverpool youth star Bobby Duncan has hit out at Saif Rubie - the agent who worked on his Anfield exit in 2019 - for 'turning me away from my boyhood club' and 'jeopardising' his career.Premier League clubs are compiling dossiers of VAR injustices in case they decide to follow the example of Newcastle United and make an official complaint about the system.
Brendan Rodgers will be paid at least £10m if he is removed from his role as Leicester City manager.
Football agent Saif Rubie claims Chelsea made "next to no effort" to keep Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge and that an unnamed Premier League club offered him almost double what he accepted to join Real Madrid.
A women's British and Irish Lions team is set to be given the green light, with plans being drawn up to start off with a three-Test series against France.
Alpha Tauri have hit back at accusations of foul play levelled at the team, and particularly towards head of strategy Hannah Schmitz, after Yuki Tsunoda's controversial retirement from the Dutch Grand Prix which cost Lewis Hamilton a chance of victory.
Liam Plunkett expects T20 cricket to take off in the United States after the announcement of a six-team Major League Cricket league involving teams in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is facing a race to be fit for the 2022 World Cup after agreeing to undergo knee surgery.
Paul Pogba with the World Cup
Wolves are sweating over a work permit which would allow Diego Costa to solve their striker crisis.
Sevilla have reportedly made contact with former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Referee Lee Mason has been removed from the Premier League match list this week after his VAR blunder in disallowing a Newcastle goal in their eventual 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Bayern Munich are ready to make a move for Barcelona midfielder Gavi in January, according to reports in Germany, which could force Liverpool and Manchester United to react. Gavi continues to refuse to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp.
Leading jockey Marco Ghiani is under investigation after reportedly failing a drugs test before racing at Brighton on Monday.

The Football Association is investigating a video circulating online which appears to show racist abuse being aimed at York City player Lenell John-Lewis during their game at Yeovil on Saturday.

Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire faces a fresh setback with England, with Tottenham defender Eric Dier set to be recalled by Gareth Southgate.
Former Everton and Crystal Palace striker Cenk Tosun was kung-fu kicked by a fan amid ugly scenes following the full-time whistle in Besiktas' 3-2 win over Ankaraguru on Sunday night.
Gareth Southgate is ready to bring Marcus Rashford back into the England fold after being impressed by his recent run of form as a central striker at Manchester United.
Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has given 15-year-old forward Lamine Yamal the chance to train with the club's first team after being impressed with his performances in U19 games.

Chelsea will step up talks to agree a new contract with Mason Mount after confirming that Reece James has committed himself to the club until 2028.

Chelsea's Mason Mount celebrates his goal
Women's Super League teams are to continue taking the knee when the new season begins on Saturday, with club captains agreeing to give their team-mates the option to carry on performing the pre-match anti-racism gesture if they wish to do so.
DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley had a meeting described as tense with LIV Golf rebels ahead of a number of them returning to action at this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
County chairmen are fighting against plans proposed by Sir Andrew Strauss to bring in a six-team Premier Division to the four-day game with two feeder leagues of six underneath fighting to claim promotion.
France and Racing 92 rugby union star Virimi Vakatawa has seen his domestic career ended by the Ligue Nationale's medical committee in mysterious circumstances.

Newcastle United have been given assurances by the game's governing bodies that the VAR system that caused such controversy at the weekend is set to be improved by the arrival in three months of Howard Webb as football's first chief refereeing officer.
Brendan Rodgers has said that he will not seek assurances from the Leicester City hierarchy about his position as manager and that he intends to keep working "until someone tells me differently".

The finer details of Robert Lewandowski's complex Barcelona contract have emerged - including the Polish striker's staggering €500m (£431m) release clause.
Birmingham City's prospective new owners are expecting to finalise plans to re-fit St Andrews later this week as they close on getting EFL approval to take control of the Championship club.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has proved she is indeed one for turning after abandoning her hometown club Leeds United for Norwich.

German champions Bayern Munich want to sign Barcelona's Gavi, with Manchester United and Liverpool already believed to be after the 18-year-old Spanish midfielder. (Bild, via Mail)

Napoli have denied they held any real negotiations for Manchester United's Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, 49, is due an eight-figure compensation package if he is sacked following the club's worst start to a season since 1983. (Mail)

Chelsea will look to bring in a new central midfielder in the January transfer window, with Mexico international Edson Alvarez, 24, their main target. (Standard)

The Blues are also keen to agree a new deal with 23-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount after compatriot Reece James, 22, committed his future to the club with an improved contract. (Telegraph)

The agent of Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger says the Germany international, 29, was keen to stay at Stamford Bridge but Chelsea made "next to no effort to keep the player". (Talksport)

AC Milan head coach Stefan Pioli has revealed the club are set to offer 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao a new contract amid links with a host of clubs including Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo)

Mateo Kovacic says he recommended RB Leipzig's 20-year-old Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol to Chelsea during the recent free-spending transfer window. (Standard)

Brighton are prepared to negotiate with Liverpool in January over the transfer of 20-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Tera Deportes, via Express)

Former Spain striker Diego Costa, 33, flew into the UK on Tuesday night to complete his surprise move to Wolves. (Telegraph - subscription required)

However, Wolves fear Costa's move to Molineux could collapse if his work permit is rejected on the grounds of his age and lack of recent international appearances. (Sun)

RB Leipzig's Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25, says a late move to Liverpool was never on the cards despite intense speculation during the closing hours of the summer transfer window. (Standard)


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Wolves will consider a move for free agent and former England striker Andy Carroll, 33, if they fail to sign Diego Costa. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United and Chelsea will continue to monitor the situation of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, at Barcelona before a possible move for the player in January. (Caught Offsice)

Manchester City are eyeing up a move for Germany international Toni Kroos in January, with the 32-year-old midfielder opting not to extend his contract with Real Madrid beyond next summer. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, plans to leave Aston Villa as a free agent at the end of the season. (UOL - in Portuguese)

Arsenal are unlikely to go back in for the former Manchester City player Luiz in January. (Teamtalk)

Southampton's English winger Nathan Redmond, 28, is set to join Turkish side Besiktas on a one-year deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 30, has turned down an initial contract renewal offer because it was lower than the wage of second-choice stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Standard)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has played down his club's link with 29-year-old Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane. (talkSPORT)

Arsenal failed in a £26m bid for Spain forward Ferran Torres after Barcelona manager Xavi overruled the board's decision to let the 22-year-old leave the Nou Camp this summer. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Ajax's Dutch striker Brian Brobbey, 20, says he was approached by manager Erik ten Hag to join Manchester United this summer. ( via Voetbal Primeur - in Dutch)

Brighton and Colombia midfielder Steven Alzate, 23, is in talks with Standard Liege over a loan deal until the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Roma want to tie injured Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, down to a new contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


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Sep 19, 2012
Eric Bailly has taken a thinly veiled swipe at what he believes was Manchester United's indulgence of Harry Maguire.
Antony has waded into a row between rival agents over his £85.5m move to Manchester United.
Brighton midfielder Steven Alzate is in talks with Standard Liege over a season-long loan in Belgium.
Women's Super League teams are to continue taking a knee when the new season begins on Saturday, with club captains agreeing to give their team-mates the option to carry on performing the pre-match anti-racism gesture if they wish to do so.
Sir Andrew Strauss has warned counties that English cricket faces an exodus of its playing talent unless reforms to the domestic game are adopted.
Tennis will introduce a major new mixed team tournament next year that will allow leading players from the same country, such as Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu, to join forces.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Leeds have been declared the winners of a frenetic and uniquely expensive summer transfer window, but Liverpool are among the biggest losers, according to data analysts.


Ajax sporting director Gerry Hamstra has slammed Manchester United for their timing of the £133m double swoop for Lisandro Martinez and Antony.
Ethan Mbappe made his European debut for Paris Saint-Germain Under-19s in their 5-3 win over Juventus.
Arsenal were reportedly left frustrated late in the transfer window due to their move for Pedro Neto being scuppered by Nottingham Forest.
Norway have axed Mathias Normann from their squad indefinitely because he is playing for a Russian football team.
Arsenal reportedly failed with a late £26m move for ex-Man City star Ferran Torres.


Liverpool coach John Achterberg and Newcastle United coach Daniel Hodges have been charged by the FA for alleged improper behaviour during the match between the two sides on August 31.
Jules Kounde has spoken on the influential role of Barcelona manager Xavi in his decision to join the club this summer.

Manchester City defensive pair John Stones and Kyle Walker are both doubts for Saturday's visit of Tottenham.

A diehard Rangers fan has lost a discrimination case over his allegiance to the Ibrox outfit after a judge ruled football is not a religion.

Manchester United are ready to open talks with English striker Marcus Rashford, 24, over a new contract after his impressive start to the season. (Sun)

Southampton's 28-year-old English winger Nathan Redmond is set for a medical with Besiktas before the Turkish transfer window closes on Thursday. (Turkish Football, via Hampshire Live)

Juventus are preparing a straight swap deal for Aston Villa's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, with Italy striker Moise Kean, 22, going the other way. (JuveLive, via HITC)

Luiz is expected to leave Villa as a free agent next summer when his contract expires. (UOL, via Sun)

Galatasaray have agreed a loan deal with Paris St-Germain for 29-year-old Argentine striker Mauro Icardi. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 34, is also set to join Galatasaray. (Ali Naci Kucuk)

Tuchel dismissal as Chelsea boss and pleaded with the club's hierarchy for more time in the job. (Sun)

Everton are unlikely to move for a free agent goalkeeper with England's Jordan Pickford, 28, facing a month on the sidelines after straining his thigh in Saturday's Merseyside derby. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have denied rejecting a bid from their 35-year-old former Spain defender Gerard Pique to buy a stake in Barca Studios. (ESPN)

Shakhtar Donetsk want more than £30m for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, amid interest from Everton and Arsenal. (Gianluca di Marzio, via HITC)


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Manchester United are ready to open talks with Marcus Rashford over a new contract after his sparkling start to the new season
Crystal Palace have offered Wilfried Zaha a new contract - with their star man in the final year of his deal.
Chelsea want Graham Potter in the dugout for Saturday's west London derby with Fulham.
Tottenham's victory over Marseille was marred by angry fan clashes in North London.
Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has made a shock switch to Sharjah FC after having his contract terminated at the Nou Camp.

Thomas Tuchel will receive a £6.9m pay-off for the remainder of his Chelsea contract, which ran until 2024, and will take some time off before deciding where his next role will be
Mikel Arteta has hit back over Bernd Leno's claim that he left Arsenal because of "politics", pointing out the numerous opportunities that the German had during his four years at the club.
Richard Thompson, the new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, wants to bring Indian Premier League matches to this country as he sets an ambitious target to double

Tottenham Hotspur's managing director Fabio Paratici believes the club have reduced the gap to Premier League high-flyers Manchester City and Liverpool.

Joey Barton was spotted giving Tottenham fans the middle finger as he stood among the Marseille supporters for the French side's Champions League defeat in north London on Wednesday night.
Juan Mata is set to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer having agreed personal terms with the Turkish side, according to reports.
Brighton's home clash with fierce rivals Crystal Palace next weekend has been postponed because of the train strike that is set to cause travel chaos.
Mercedes are planning for a future without Lewis Hamilton - with Daniel Ricciardo under consideration to replace him in 2024.

A nine-year-old Celtic fan was burned after he was hit by a flare chucked during Tuesday's Champions League match.
Ross Stewart has been ruled out of the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures.

Future Heineken Champions Cup finals will be played in destination cities across Europe as the organisers want to widen the competition's appeal in new countries.

Manchester United are ready to open talks with English striker Marcus Rashford, 24, over a new contract after his impressive start to the season. (Sun)

Southampton's 28-year-old English winger Nathan Redmond is set for a medical with Besiktas before the Turkish transfer window closes on Thursday. (Turkish Football, via Hampshire Live)

Juventus are preparing a straight swap deal for Aston Villa's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, with Italy striker Moise Kean, 22, going the other way. (JuveLive, via HITC)

Luiz is expected to leave Villa as a free agent next summer when his contract expires. (UOL, via Sun)

Galatasaray have agreed a loan deal with Paris St-Germain for 29-year-old Argentine striker Mauro Icardi. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 34, is also set to join Galatasaray. (Ali Naci Kucuk)

Tuchel dismissal as Chelsea boss and pleaded with the club's hierarchy for more time in the job. (Sun)

Everton are unlikely to move for a free agent goalkeeper with England's Jordan Pickford, 28, facing a month on the sidelines after straining his thigh in Saturday's Merseyside derby. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have denied rejecting a bid from their 35-year-old former Spain defender Gerard Pique to buy a stake in Barca Studios. (ESPN)

Shakhtar Donetsk want more than £30m for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, amid interest from Everton and Arsenal. (Gianluca di Marzio, via HITC)


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Liverpool are planning to make a move for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, next year to solve the problem of their ageing midfield. (Bild - via Twitter)

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has dismissed rumours touting him as a possible successor to Graham Potter at Brighton, saying he has "unfinished business" and is "very happy" at the Bees. (Independent)

Chelsea have reassured summer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was shocked by the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, that the 33-year-old Gabon striker can flourish under new Blues boss Graham Potter. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has quashed speculation linking the German champions with a move for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, next summer. (Talksport)

Chelsea have already lined up Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim as a potential replacement for Graham Potter if the Englishman's appointment as Blues boss does not work out. (Daily Star)

Newcastle United are close to signing 29-year-old German keeper Loris Karius, who left Liverpool earlier this year, following an injury to back-up English stopper Karl Darlow, 31. (Chronicle)

Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris, 35, is doubtful about France team-mate and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, being available for the 2022 World Cup because of a knee injury. (Football Italia)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wanted to make striker Brian Brobbey, 20, his third summer signing from former club Ajax after the arrivals of Lisandro Martinez and Antony but was rebuffed by the Dutch side. (Sun)

Rumours of a Manchester United sale to businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of Ineos, and the team's return to form on the pitch have led to the club's stock market value rocketing by £450m in the last month. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal could renew their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, during the January transfer window after failing with a deadline day move. (ESPN)

Sacked Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's strained relationship with Todd Boehly started when the pair clashed over the Blues' pursuit of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. (Metro)

Wolves are expected to sign free agent Diego Costa on a one-year deal after the former Chelsea forward, 33, passed a medical on Thursday. (Times - subscription required)


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Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's national newspapers...


Graham Potter led his first training session as Chelsea boss on Friday, despite the weekend's Premier League postponements.
Manchester City's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund is set to go ahead as planned despite Premier League games being called off.
Rangers have confirmed they are in talks with UEFA and Police Scotland over their Champions League fixture against Napoli at Ibrox.
Erik ten Hag has been criticised by former Ajax colleague Edwin van der Sar
Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has hit out at the club's former boss Erik ten Hag, suggesting the Dutchman is not helping his former side after bringing two players to Manchester United this summer.


Arsenal are hopeful that next week's Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven will get the go-ahead.
Champions League games will go ahead for Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham after The Queen's death.


Graham Potter took charge of Chelsea training on Friday
Chelsea's long-term commitment to new head coach Graham Potter means he will not automatically face the sack if his team miss out on the top four and Champions League qualification this season.
Chaos and fury was felt behind the scenes at Premiership Rugby clubs over a frantic two hours in which the competition flip-flopped over whether or not to go ahead with their opening fixtures of the season on Friday night.
Fancy dress has been banned for the resumption of England's final Test against South Africa following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.


Champagne and spirits will be served in hospitality boxes at the World Cup in Qatar despite a ban on beer sales inside the stadiums.
Bristol Bears and Sale Sharks are understood to be disappointed and frustrated by Premiership Rugby's decision to move their opening games of the season from Friday night to later in the weekend.

Emmanuel Petit has urged former club Arsenal to sign Brighton's Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 23, when the transfer window reopens in January. (Mirror)

Graham Potter has earmarked RB Leipzig's Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, as a possible first signing as Chelsea manager. (Express)

Newcastle have agreed to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, 29. The German is a free agent after leaving the Reds in the summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are set to rival Arsenal in the pursuit of Benfica's Spain left-back Alex Grimaldo, 26, who is in the final year of his contract and could be available for £8.6m. (Mirror)

Vasco de Gama's Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, is also interesting Newcastle. (iNews)

Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, says he could not say "no" to Arsenal if the club make a move to sign him from Shakhtar Donetsk. (Sun)

Napoli were never seriously interested in signing Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, from Manchester United over the summer, according to the Italian club's sporting director. (Mirror)

Manchester United's Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 23, says he turned down a move to AC Milan to fight for his place at Old Trafford. (Metro)

Colombia right-back and free agent Santiago Arias, 30, is ready to join Manchester United after leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said he was happy to sell Norway striker Erling Haaland to Manchester City this summer because the 22-year-old had become a burden on the club. (Sport Bild, via 90min)

Spain left-back Jordi Alba, 33, is committed to playing for Barcelona, despite being linked with a summer move to Inter Milan, but hints at unrest at the club. (Marca - in Spanish)

La Liga has increased Barcelona's salary cap by £694m, from minus £125m to £569m. The change allowed the Catalan club to sign Brazil forward Raphinha, 25, from Leeds United and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 34, from Bayern Munich. (Mail)

Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali, 22, has signed a contract at AC Milan until June 2027 after being linked with a summer move to Arsenal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Australia and former Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is in talks with West Brom. The 29-year-old is a free agent. (Telegraph)

Dutch midfielder Leandro Bacuna, 31, is training with Birmingham City. Bacuna's previous clubs include Cardiff City and Aston Villa. (Wales Online)

La Liga president Javier Tebas is preparing a report for Uefa after criticising the Premier League for causing "transfer inflation" with "unsustainable spending". (Evening Standard)


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Chelsea are interested in hiring Luís Campos as their sporting director to work with the newly-appointed head coach Graham Potter.
Anthony Martial has launched a scathing attack on José Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, accusing his former Manchester United managers respectively of a "lack of respect" and "treachery".


Premier League clubs are hopeful of returning to action next weekend but there is the potential for disagreement over where fixtures should be played amid concerns over staging matches in London.


Chelsea want to set up a network of feeder clubs to rival Premier League titans Manchester City.

Arsenal are hopeful that next week's Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven will get the go-ahead.
Wolves are dreaming of signing Benfica's new Argentinian star Enzo Fernandez - at the second attempt.
Chelsea have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Rafael Leao.
Lioness star Beth Mead is following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford by putting pen to paper for two new books.
West Ham will make a £12m move to sign Sheffield United defender John Egan in January.
Sheffield United's John Egan (right) is a target of West Ham's
Bosnia have infuriated their most high-profile players Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic by organising a friendly match against Russia.
Newcastle are planning a £2.5m raid for Sunderland super-teen midfielder Chris Rigg.


The Norwegian coach Kjetil Knutsen and the Italian Roberto De Zerbi are among the names under consideration to be the new manager of Brighton and Hove Albion when the club begins the appointment process in earnest next week.
Worcester Warriors' owners revealed they were selling Morecambe Football Club after one of them failed the English Football League's owners' and directors' test.


The Football Supporters' Association has called for fans left out of pocket by the postponement of matches after The Queen's death to be treated sympathetically.


Brighton are ready to sit down and discuss a new deal with midfielder Moises Caicedo after several clubs registered an interest in taking him over the summer.
Sergino Dest's potential move to Manchester United was derailed by none other than John Murtough during the latter stages of the transfer window.
Former Leeds United winger Raphinha was convinced to turn down a transfer to Premier League rivals Chelsea in favour of a "dream" move to Barcelona after a chat with fellow Brazilian Neymar.
Birmingham City's proposed takeover is hanging in the balance.


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag may have an opportunity to raid more of his old club's assets after Ajax teenager Amourricho van Axel Dongen spoke about a possible reunion with his former boss.


Manchester United transfer target Joao Felix has revealed that he was not aware of any interest in him from the Red Devils during the summer.
Barcelona's win over Cadiz was stopped for an hour when a supporter suffered a heart attack.


Celtic have been rocked by the news Carl Starfelt will be out of action until next month.
Dundee United hope to have their new boss in place by the international break.


Rangers expect to be given the go-ahead to play their Champions League clash with Napoli in Glasgow on Tuesday night.

Barcelona will resume their pursuit of Manchester City's 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva in January after La Liga increased the club's salary cap by £490m. (Sport, via Mirror Online)

Brighton and Hove Albion are ready to discuss a new deal with Moises Caicedo, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all showing interest in the 20-year-old Ecuador midfielder. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolfsburg and Denmark striker Jonas Wind, 23, says a transfer to Arsenal would be a "dream" move in his career. (, via Mail Online)

Manchester United could have signed United States right-back Sergino Dest, 21, from Barcelona this summer only for a boardroom disagreement to scupper the move. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Bodo/Glimt's Norwegian coach Kjetil Knutsen, 53, and 43-year-old Italian Roberto de Zerbi - the former Shakhtar Donetsk boss - are among the names under consideration to be the new manager of Brighton. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are set to pay 90% of Mauro Icardi's salary while the 29-year-old Argentina forward is on loan at Galatasaray this season. (RMC, via Mirror Online)

Former Leeds United forward Raphinha, 25, has reiterated his decision to snub a move to Chelsea this summer was influenced by the Brazilian's desire to emulate his boyhood hero Ronaldinho. (La Vanguardia, via Metro)

Leeds United are unlikely to revive their interest in Bamba Dieng after missing out on the 22-year-old Senegal and Marseille striker on transfer deadline day. (Express Online)

La Liga president Javier Tebas has criticised Paris St-Germain and Kylian Mbappe following the 23-year-old France striker's decision to reject a move to Spain. (Mirror Online)

Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix, 22, says he knows nothing of transfer interest from Manchester United during the closing stages of the summer window. (Standard)

Carlo Ancelotti could be set for a new deal at Real Madrid, with the club said to be delighted about his impact and keen for the Italian to continue at the Bernabeu. (Marca)

West Ham are to make a £12m move to sign Sheffield United and Ireland defender John Egan, 29, in January. (Sun on Sunday)

Wolves will launch a new transfer bid for Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez after Benfica pipped them to the 21-year-old's signature from River Plate in the summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are interested in bringing Luis Campos to Stamford Bridge as the club's sporting director. The Portuguese former manager currently works as a football adviser at Paris St-Germain. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manager Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City's new head of recruitment Martyn Glover have held discussions over future transfer windows after the Foxes signed just one outfield player in the summer. (Leicester Mercury)

Newcastle are planning a £2.5m move for Sunderland's 15-year-old English midfielder Chris Rigg - rated as one of the best young prospects in the country. (Sun on Sunday)


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Sep 19, 2012
Monday 12th September 2022


Manchester United stars believe Cristiano Ronaldo is still angling for a move - and has his eye on a January exit.

Barcelona are planning on relaunching a bid for Bernardo Silva in January, according to reports.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the final year of his deal at Man Utd
Manchester United were reportedly offered the opportunity to sign more than 15 players in just one week of the transfer window.

Newcastle are keeping tabs on Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos, according to reports.

Andy Carroll is set to return to Reading, according to reports.

Manchester United legend Jaap Stam has offered himself up to join Erik ten Hag's coaching staff.

Luke Shaw is struggling with a foot injury which is threatening his place for club and country.

Arsenal are still considering a January loan deal for teenage prodigy Marquinhos.


Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh will have to wait a little longer for their Barcelona debuts after referee strikes in Spain postponed fixtures across the women's top flight.

A group of angry ADO Den Haag supporters confronted manager Dirk Kuyt at the club's training ground after the side's abysmal start to the league campaign.

Blackburn Rovers' newest young star Adam Wharton is ready to snub Premier League interest and stay with his hometown club.

Everton club doctors are reportedly concerned that Jordan Pickford's recent thigh injury could be down to his powerful kicking.


Celtic's Ange Postecoglou remains under serious consideration by Brighton & Hove Albion as they seek a successor to Graham Potter.

English clubs will take police advice over this week's fixtures after Rangers were forced to push back their Champions League match at home to Napoli by 24 hours and ban away fans from attending.

Worcester Warriors are at risk of going bust after a takeover deal to secure the club's future was left on the brink of collapse because of financial demands being made by the co-owners.

Novak Djokovic could return to grand-slam action at the Australian Open after authorities reportedly decided to overturn his three-year visa ban.


Manchester United stars Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho are set to be recalled by Gareth Southgate for England's next two fixtures.


Premier League fixtures are set to resume next weekend - but there could still be postponements.

Marco Asensio lashed out at a cool box and threw his bottle to the ground in disgust after Carlo Ancelotti decided not to substitute him on for Real Madrid in their La Liga clash with Mallorca.


Rangers are trying to thrash out a deal to tie down youngster Robbie Ure to a new contract, according to reports.

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has denied holding talks with Tottenham about signing 29-year-old England striker Harry Kane. (Sport1 via Goal)

Barcelona will try again to sell Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, in the January transfer window after a proposed £63m move to Manchester United fell through during the summer. (Forbes via

Newcastle United are holding off making an official announcement on the signing of German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 29, on a short-term contract as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. (Northern Echo)

Manchester United turned down the chance to re-sign Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, 28, from Barcelona and bring in Chelsea's United States forward Christian Pulisic, 23, during the summer transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano - YouTube)

Manchester United players believe Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, still wants to leave Old Trafford and will push for a move in January. (Sun)

Liverpool are set to rival Manchester United for the signing of PSV Eindhoven's Ivory Coast 24-year-old midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, who has also been linked with West Ham,Leicester City and AC Milan. (Calciomercato via Express)

Aston Villa's 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz is also a target for Liverpool, who would be prepared to offer ex-England player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, as part of a possible swap deal. (Express)

Chelsea's chances of landing summer transfer target Rafael Leao have been boosted by the 23-year-old Portugal winger's contract talks with AC Milan stalling over his £6m-a-year wage demands. (Corriere dello Sport via Mail)

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, 57, is on a long list of candidates being considered as a replacement for Graham Potter at Brighton. (Times - subscription)

Ipswich manager coach Kieran McKenna, 36, says his focus is on getting the League One leaders promoted after being linked with the Brighton job. (Manchester Evening News)

Everton have set their sights on 27-year-old Mali winger Adama Traore, who has scored 12 goals in 12 games for Hungarian side Ferencvaros. (Calciomercato via Liverpool Echo)

Free agent and striker Andy Carroll, 33, is set to rejoin Championship side Reading. (Reading Chronicle)


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Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 13th September 2022


Gareth Southgate will allow his England stars to watch the Queen's funeral with their families instead of joining up at St George's Park.

Marcus Rashford's agent reportedly used interest from PSG to negotiate a better contract for the Manchester United star.

Luke Shaw is bracing himself for World Cup disappointment, little over a year after scoring England's goal in the Euro 2020 final.


The Premier League is expected to push ahead with plans to use semi-automated offsides for next season after a successful introduction in the Champions League.


Everton are ready to make a bid for Ferencvaros winger Adama Traore, according to reports.

Paris Saint-Germain Ultras are boycotting an away clash against Israeli side Maccabi Haifa due to "excessive" security restrictions.

Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech could be in line for a shock recall to the Morocco squad ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, according to reports.

Manchester City's new centre-back Manuel Akanji has owned up to being a former Manchester United fan.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is making his players undergo training sessions where they use just their weaker foot, according to reports.


Paul Pogba faces a race against time to be fit for the 2022 World Cup after it was confirmed he will return from injury just 10 days before the first ball is kicked in Qatar.

Ecuador face being kicked out of the World Cup after new evidence revealed a shocking admission from one of their players of using a false birth certificate, with the confession made in an official investigation that was covered up by the Ecuador Football Federation [FEF].


Chelsea owner Todd Boehly tried to keep Billy Gilmour at the club by warning him that his situation could soon change prior to his deadline-day move to Brighton, according to reports.
Billy Gilmour was named man of the match when Scotland faced England at Euro 2020, but was allowed to leave Chelsea for £9m on Deadline Day
Liverpool may be about to lose out on signing Barcelona midfielder Gavi as he could reportedly sign a new contract this week.


Manchester United are reportedly set to extend the contracts of five players in the coming months to avoid them leaving for nothing next summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo's time at Manchester United could be nearing its end as the 37-year-old starts to explore interest from Saudi Arabian clubs as a serious option.

Manchester United reportedly believe that only their own 'indecisiveness' scuppered a blockbuster deal for Frenkie de Jong in the summer - and that the Dutchman would have joined them, despite claims to the contrary.


Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim believes former Tottenham winger Marcus Edwards can play for England in the future.

The lead domestic scout at Rangers has left to head the English FA's talent ID programme from U18s up to senior level.


British clubs will reportedly not play the Champions League anthem before home games this week due to the mourning period following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.


Mark Fotheringham is in talks with Bundesliga strugglers Bochum to take over as boss and make history - as there's never been a Scottish manager in the German top flight.


Christian Wade has revealed that he was unable to join Wasps earlier this summer due to the club's recruitment freeze, after Racing 92 announced he had signed for the club on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo turned down £211m-a-year in wages to play for an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia, but Manchester United's 37-year-old Portugal striker is now reconsidering the offer. (Athletic via Mirror - subscription required)

Harry Kane, 29, is tempted by the idea of playing for Bayern Munich, with contact made by the German champions to gauge the England and Tottenham striker's interest. (Express)

N'Golo Kante has refused a new two-year deal from Chelsea - the 31-year-old French midfielder's current contract runs out in 2023. (Athletic - subscription required)

England pair, forward Marcus Rashford, 24, and left-back Luke Shaw, 27, plus Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 23, and Brazilian midfielder Fred, 29, could all leave Manchester United as free agents next June when their contracts end. But the club can trigger a clause extending all their deals by one year. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City's new Switzerland centre-back Manuel Akanji, 27, who joined in September from Borussia Dortmund for £15m, has admitted he supported Manchester United as a child. (Blick)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to send Brazilian winger Marquinhos, 19, out on loan to gain more regular game time and is keen to bring in a short-term replacement in the next transfer window. (FourFourTwo)

RB Leipzig turned down a bid from Chelsea for Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, as they are convinced other clubs will join the race to sign him next summer, including Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)

Spain midfielder Gavi could sign a new contract with Barcelona this week which would include a 1bn euro release clause - the 18-year-old had been linked with a move to Liverpool. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United believe their chances of signing the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, were hit by their own "indecisiveness" as they pondered whether to meet Barcelona's £73m asking price. (Mirror)

Benfica president Rui Costa believes the £64m Liverpool paid up front for Darwin Nunez justified their decision to let the 23-year-old Uruguay striker leave the Portuguese club. (Mail)

Belgium striker Divock Origi, 27, who joined AC Milan as a free agent from Liverpool in July, has been branded Serie A's worst signing of the summer. (Mail)

Thierry Henry has praised Folarin Balogun, 21, for his decision to join Reims on loan from Arsenal - the American-born striker has scored five goals in seven appearances for the Ligue 1 side. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United technical director Darren Fletcher was keen for manager Erik ten Hag to sign Ireland defender Nathan Collins from Burnley this summer, but the United boss decided instead on Lisandro Martinez and the 21-year-old subsequently signed for Wolves. (Mirror)

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber says the situation is "not ideal" for Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour after the 21-year-old moved to the Amex from Chelsea on deadline day, just a week before manager Graham Potter moved the other way. (Sun


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Paris St-Germain are planning to offer Lionel Messi a new contract and Barcelona are interested in re-signing the Argentina forward, but the 35-year-old will not make a decision on his future until after the World Cup. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona have denied they are close to agreeing to reduce the purchase clause on Antoine Griezmann's loan deal with Atletico Madrid from £35m to £22m. Atleti have only been using the France forward, 31, as a late substitute so they do not trigger the clause. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool made a move to sign Federico Valverde just before the transfer deadline and were willing to pay Real Madrid £87m for the Uruguay midfielder, 24. (AS - in Spanish)

Kylian Mbappe's contract extension at Paris St-Germain - announced in May as running until 2025 - is actually a two-year extension with the France forward, 23, having the option of a third year. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he has "given up" answering questions about whether Mbappe will join the club when he leaves PSG. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has offered PSG's sporting director Luis Campos £7m a year to join the Premier League club immediately. (Le Parisien - in French)

A German club, a Spanish club and two English clubs are interested in signing N'Golo Kante if the France midfielder does not sign a new deal at Chelsea. The 31-year-old's contract expires next summer. (Bild - in German)

Barcelona opted to sign Raphinha from Leeds United instead of fellow Brazil winger Antony, 22, because they felt the 25-year-old is a more complete player and would cost less. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal are trying to agree new deals with England winger Bukayo Saka, Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli and France defender William Saliba, who are all 21 and whose contracts run until 2024. (90 Min)

Watford's Austria goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, 28, says Manchester United attempted to sign him in the summer transfer window. (LAOLA1 - in German)

Inter Milan are to open contract extension talks with Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27, after interest from Paris St-Germain this summer. (L'Interista - in Italian)

Leicester City are looking to sign Lens and Belgium forward Lois Openda, 22, after his bright start to the season. (MediaFoot - in French)

Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 20, has been asked to leave Manchester United because he is not a part of Erik ten Hag's plans. (TeamTalk)

Brighton's shortlist of candidates to be their new manager includes Franck Haise of Lens as well as Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen and ex-Shakhtar Donetsk coach Roberto de Zerbi. (Guardian)

Sampdoria president Marco Lanna says England midfielder Harry Winks "wants to prove that Tottenham made a mistake" after the 26-year-old's move to the Serie A club on loan this summer. (Express)

AC Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, has stated he has no plans to retire and "won't give up" as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)


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Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's national newspapers


Antonio Conte hauled his Tottenham players in for a morning training session just hours after their late capitulation against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday night. Conte is also believed to have tore into his players in the dressing room after full-time.
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte says if they want to get through to the knockout stages of the Champions League they will need to fight
Former Real Madrid and Everton star James Rodriguez is reportedly closing in on a loan deal with join Greek side Olympiakos.
Two amateur football teams are under investigation for appearing to play a friendly game on the weekend after the Queen's death despite the cancellation of all football as a mark of respect.
Ollie Pope says he now feels like England's No 3 after a summer in which coach Brendon McCullum helped him remove the fear of losing his wicket and he has set his sights on playing 100 Tests.


Mainz 05 head coach Bo Svensson is on Brighton and Hove Albion's shortlist of potential replacements for Graham Potter.


Ivan Toney is in Gareth Southgate's thoughts as the England manager prepares to name his final squad before the World Cup - for the upcoming Nations League fixtures against Italy and Germany.
Rob Dorsett gives an update on Gareth Southgate’s upcoming squad selection for the Nations League which could include Harvey Elliott and Ivan Toney for the first time after both have impressed so far this season


Steve Finn and Nick Knight have emerged as the leading contenders for the role of England national selector, which is being reintroduced.
Brendon McCullum has said both James Anderson and Stuart Broad will be given an Ashes swansong next summer when England play against Australia.
Worcester Warriors' first home fixture of the season against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday was on Wednesday night thrown into doubt after a 5pm deadline to pay matchday medical staff was missed, leaving the club facing a potential forfeit and raising further questions over their future.


Paul Pogba's older brother was placed under arrest on Wednesday on suspicion of participating in a plot to kidnap the France international footballer.
Alec Stewart has emerged as a leading contender to become the new England national selector.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are unlikely to be part of England's Test tour to Pakistan in December despite initial suggestions they would both make themselves available for a return to red-ball cricket.


Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller had his house burgled during their empathic 2-0 victory over Barcelona on Tuesday.


Celtic fans were left furious following their Champions League fixture with Shakhtar Donetsk this evening as they were held at the stadium for 80 minutes after the final whistle.

Manchester United want Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 29, to replace current number one David de Gea. (Jeunes Footuex - in French)

Manchester City are set to join Chelsea in the race to sign AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea made an informal bid for Leao in the summer transfer window, according to Milan director Paolo Maldini. (Sky Sports via - in Italian)

AC Milan are looking for replacements for Belgium and former Liverpool striker Divock Origi, despite only signing the 27-year-old this summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle have agreed terms with Egypt-born forward Garang Kuol, 18, who plays in Australia for Central Coast Mariners. (BeIn Sports)

Former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recommended striker Erling Haaland to Manchester United when both were at Norwegian club Molde, but the Red Devils chose against a move for the player. (Athletic - subscription required)

Former Everton and Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez, 31, has completed a medical before a move to Greek club Olympiakos. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool will not hesitate to terminate Arthur Melo's loan deal from Juventus if they identify a midfielder to replace the Brazil international, 26, in the January transfer window. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Brighton have identified Mainz head coach Bo Svensson as a potential replacement for Graham Potter. (Athletic - subscription required)

New Wolves signing Diego Costa, 33, has an outside chance of making his debut for the club in their game against Manchester City on Saturday after the former Spain international took part in a full training session. (Mail)

Chelsea have been holding talks about buying a club in Portugal as part of chairman Todd Boehly's multi-club ownership plan. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are in talks to appoint Red Bull Salzburg's Christoph Freund as their sporting director. (Star)


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Sep 19, 2012
Friday's national newspapers


Rafael Leao is set to put an end to talk of a January move to Chelsea or Manchester City by signing a new long-term deal with AC Milan.


Sean Dyche has admitted Burnley were right to sack him last season and hopes to make a return to the Premier League by throwing his hat into the ring for the vacancy at Bournemouth.

Arsenal will renew their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk in January after being put off by their price tag over the summer.

Todd Boehly has already held talks with clubs in Brazil and Portugal as he looks to begin adding clubs to Chelsea's portfolio.

Arsenal reportedly wanted to sign then-Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham before his move to Roma in the summer of 2021.

Liverpool are open to terminating Arthur Melo's loan from Juventus in January, according to reports in Italy, but only if they can secure a long-term replacement.

Arthur Melo could return to Juventus in January if Liverpool find a long-term replacement
Danny Rose is closing on a move to Greece, with AEK Athens set to complete a deal to bring in the former Tottenham and Watford defender on a free transfer.

England supporters heading to the World Cup face having to take pre-travel Covid tests and will need vaccine passports just to enter shops after Qatar introduced tough new rules.

AC Milan are working on striker options to go after in January with summer signing Divock Origi struggling badly since his arrival from Liverpool.


Tickets for Roger Federer's farewell event, next week's Laver Cup in London, skyrocketed as high as nearly £24,000 after his shock retirement announcement.


Yorkshire will pay up to £1.9m in compensation to staff they sacked in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal, after admitting the dismissals were "procedurally unfair."

Shane Warne's family say it is "beyond disrespectful" for Nine Network to announce they are turning the cricket legend's life into a two-part drama series called Warnie.


A US-based consortium has registered firm interest in buying Premier League club Bournemouth from Russia-born businessman Maxim Denim.

Ecuador's hopes of retaining their place at the World Cup suffered a blow after Byron Castillo failed to appear at FIFA's Appeal Commission hearing into his nationality on Thursday.

John Terry is set to embark on a career in football business after enrolling on a FIFA diploma course for executives which will also include Fabio Cannavaro and Philippe Senderos.

Image:Kepa Arrizabalaga is open to Todd Boehly's idea of an All-Star Premier League game
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has admitted he is open to hearing more about Todd Boehly's North-South All-Star Game and backed himself to play in it should the game be given the go-ahead.

Didier Deschamps has warned Paul Pogba he is not an automatic selection for the France squad heading to the World Cup in Qatar.

WTA chief executive Steve Simon says the tour will continue to boycott China until there is a firm resolution to the Peng Shuai scandal.


Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to undergo surgery on his vocal chords after battling pain that has been shown to have come from a polyp which has also left him with a higher-pitched voice.

Jon Rahm says there is no truth to the rumours he is the "top 10" player set to become the next LIV Golf signing.


RB Leipzig have suffered a huge injury blow ahead of their Champions League double-header against Celtic with key midfielder Konrad Laimer set to miss both games.


Former Celtic player Simon Ferry says Ange Postecoglou's style of football is the best he has ever seen at Parkhead.

Hearts have revealed plans to upgrade Tynecastle significantly, which will include opening a hotel inside the ground's footprint.

Liverpool are leading the race ahead of Manchester United for 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham. (Telegraph - subscription required)

However, Liverpool are considering a move for Wolves and Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, as an alternative to Bellingham. (UOL, via Mirror)

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, was keen on leaving Stamford Bridge this summer with former club Ajax and AC Milan interested in the Morocco international. (Football.London)

Chelsea made an informal approach for AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, during the summer transfer window, according to the club's director Paolo Maldini. (FourFourTwo)

Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund has refused to rule out joining Chelsea in a similar role, and said the Blues showed an interest in the Austrian club's Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko, 19, during the summer. (Sky Austria, via 90 Min)

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, 20, says he is focused on playing for the south coast club and Ecuador at the 2022 World Cup but that "nobody would turn down an offer from Chelsea or any other club like that". (Ole, via 90 Min)

Newcastle United are interested in Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Brentford. (Football Insider)

Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed they rejected a bid of 30m euros from Everton for Mudryk. (90min)

Valencia, Villarreal, Celta Vigo and Real Sociedad are lining up pre-contract offers for Blackburn Rovers and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, with Everton and Leeds also targeting the 23-year-old. (Football Insider)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will be given at least £70m to spend in the January transfer window and the amount could increase if Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, leaves Old Trafford. (Sun)

Former Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, 32, is close to signing for Greek side AEK Athens as a free agent after leaving Watford earlier this month. (Sun)

Brighton are continuing talks with former Shakhtar Donetsk manager Roberto de Zerbi as they look to replace Graham Potter. (Calciomercato - in ItalianJuventus could also be an option for De Zerbi if the Serie A side decide to part company with manager Massimiliano Allegri. (Sportmediaset, via Football Italia)

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, says he was close to joining Wigan in 2009, before moving to Old Trafford. (BT Sport, via Mail)

France manager Didier Deschamps says he will not pick Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who is sidelined by a knee injury, for his 2022 World Cup squad unless the 29-year-old is fully fit. (Mirror)


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Sep 19, 2012
Manchester United want to sign Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans in the January transfer window. The 25-year-old is nearing the end of his contract at the King Power Stadium. (Fichajes via Leicester Mercury)

Liverpool and Manchester United could battle it out to sign Flamengo's 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes in January with bids in excess of £30m. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal are contemplating a move for Portuguese free agent Xeka, with the former Lille midfielder, 27, having been offered to the Gunners and other Premier League clubs. (90min)

Real Madrid are ready to beat Tottenham to the signing of Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27. (Football Insider)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is already mulling over whether to cut short 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo's loan spell from Juventus. (Mirror)

Brighton's highly-rated 20-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo is keen to follow former Seagulls manager Graham Potter to Chelsea. (Ole via Evening Standard)

Real Madrid and Chelsea have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool could turn their attention to Wolves' new Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, should they fail in their pursuit of Bellingham. (UOL, via Mail)

Paris St-Germain want Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 36, to renew their contracts. (AS - in Spanish)

Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 26, will leave Leicester City to join Atletico Madrid on a free transfer next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Roma coach Jose Mourinho wants former England Under-21s defender Trevoh Chalobah, 23, to join on loan from Chelsea in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Everton have opened talks with English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, on a bumper new contract worth six times his current salary. (Independent)

Brazil midfielder Allan, 31, and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 33, could be set to leave Everton with significant interest coming from the United Arab Emirates. (90min)

Wolves are continuing talks with 27-year-old Belgium defender Jason Denayer, who is a free agent after leaving Lyon in the summer. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea had a verbal bid turned down by AC Milan for their Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Shakhtar Donetsk coach Roberto de Zerbi, 43, is getting closer to being named the new manager at Brighton, who have offered the Italian a contract until 2024, with an option for 2025. (Nicolo Schira)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's national newspapers.


Brendan Rodgers is on the brink of being fired by Leicester City after their latest heavy defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.

Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea are set to open a battle to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in January with his contract expiring in the summer of 2023.

Newcastle United are looking to hijack Arsenal's move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Graham Potter has been impressed by the training performances of striker Armando Broja since his arrival at the club.

Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to be a Chelsea player next season with the club considering allowing his loan with Inter Milan to be extended by a further year.

EFL and National League clubs have been told they will be allowed to reschedule games which clash with England or Wales fixtures during the World Cup.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are all hoping to sign teenage Linfield talent Cole Brannigan.

Netherlands U21 keeper Jay Gorter missed out on a call-up to their squad after failing to promptly reply to messages on WhatsApp while visiting his sick mother in hospital.

Sunderland will hand Tony Mowbray more transfer funds in January if he is able to keep them in the Championship promotion hunt.

Mick Schumacher's future as part of the Haas F1 team is in question with team principal Gunther Steiner concerned at his lack of consistency.


Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side's poor results are his responsibility and says he will respect any decisions the owners make over his future
Leicester City's management are admirers of Brentford manager Thomas Frank as they consider relieving Brendan Rodgers of his job.


PSV Eindhoven director of football Marcel Brands claims Cody Gakpo never wanted to leave the club over the summer and no Premier League club met his asking price.
Carney Chukwuemeka scored a couple of goals as Graham Potter gave his Chelsea squad players a run out in a behind-closed-doors clash with former club Brighton.


Barcelona are considering another raid on Chelsea in the summer as they look to tempt midfielder Jorginho into a move to the Nou Camp as a replacement for Sergio Busquets.


Jannik Vestergaard has no idea why Brendan Rodgers has frozen him out of his Leicester City first-team plans.
Mario Balotelli is already in hot water at his new club Sion, with the Swiss side issuing a statement after a viral video emerged of him out partying and reports that he had failed to show up for training.


Wayne Rooney says not enough English managers are willing to move abroad
Wayne Rooney says he was delighted to be given the chance to manage overseas and not enough English managers are willing to take such a risk.


Summer signing Neal Maupay is convinced Everton have everything they need to get their Premier League season back on track.
Liverpool are putting deadline day signing Arthur Melo through a rigorous training programme to get him caught up with the rest of the squad's fitness levels.
Hansi Flick is concerned about Marco Reus' availability for the World Cup after he suffered potential ankle ligament damage in Borussia Dortmund's clash with rivals Schalke on Saturday.
A Serbian referee who used "budget VAR" by watching a contentious decision on a mobile phone to overturn an offside call has reportedly been banned for life.

Hibernian have demanded answers from rivals Aberdeen after their manager Jim Goodwin ranted about Ryan Porteous and dubbed him a cheat.
Maccabi Tel Aviv teenager Oscar Gloukh is on Celtic's radar as they look to add to their squad in January.


Ange Postecoglou has revealed he is at Celtic for the long run as he is already planning for the next four transfer windows.

Manchester City have joined Tottenham and Chelsea in monitoring Inter Milan's Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, 27. (Sun)

Barcelona are considering a move for Chelsea star Jorginho next summer, when the 30-year-old Italy midfielder could be available on a free transfer. (Mirror)

Manchester City will wait until after the World Cup to open talks with England defender Kyle Walker, 32, on extending his contract. (Star)

Chelsea are ready to consider a deal for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, to move permanently to Inter Milan, where he is currently on loan. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Leicester would be interested in hiring Brentford manager Thomas Frank if they decide to part company with Brendan Rodgers. (Telegraph)

Nottingham Forest are keen to extend manager Steve Cooper's contract, partly to increase the compensation they would be paid if he leaves for another club. Bodo/Glimt's Kjetil Knutsen and former Burnley boss Sean Dyche are possible replacements if Cooper leaves. (Sun)

Newcastle United are interested in signing Dynamo Kyiv winger Viktor Tsygankov in January but Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Wolves and West Ham are also keen on the 24-year-old Ukraine international. (Jeunes Footeaux - in French)

Bayer Leverkusen and France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, is attracting interest from Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United. (90min)

Manchester United could look to sign Barcelona's 31-year-old French forward Antoine Griezmann in January. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are keen on Slovenia and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 29, as a replacement for current first choice David de Gea. (Jeunes Footeaux via Sun)

Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in signing Flamengo's 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder, Joao Gomes, in January. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Leeds are all keen on signing Linfield and Northern Ireland Under-16s forward Cole Brannigan. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's national newspapers


Chelsea are closing on an agreement with Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund to take up a similar role at Stamford Bridge under new boss Graham Potter.
Wolves defender Nathan Collins waited after Saturday's red card for a horror tackle on Jack Grealish to apologise to the Manchester City and England star.


A total of 12 Manchester United players returned from the Europa League trip to face Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova with a reported case of food poisoning.
Leicester City could face a bill of up to £10m if they decide to sack Brendan Rodgers with Brentford's Thomas Frank a likely candidate to replace him along with former Burnley boss Sean Dyche.
Angel Di Maria issued an apology to Juventus fans after he was sent off during their shock defeat to Serie A minnows Monza on Sunday.
Marcos Rojo was handed an additional suspension for his red card during Boca Juniors' clash with River Plate last week, with a one-match playing ban supplemented by authorities banning him from captaining his club for a month.
Barcelona are set to revert to a badge they used in the 1970s from next season.
Wayne Rooney has admitted life at DC United is "boring" without wife Coleen and his children being in Washington alongside him.


Charlie Savage impressed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag during a U21 game on Friday night and was asked to train with the first-team squad the following day.


Antoine Griezmann finally started for Atletico Madrid on Sunday night against rivals Real amid reports that a cut-price £22m deal with Barcelona had been agreed to bring an end to him having to come off the bench to avoid a £35m clause in his loan contract.
Furious Juventus fans called for Thomas Tuchel to become their new head coach after turning on Max Allegri during the surprise defeat by Monza.
Oliver Kahn has dismissed talk that Bayern Munich are considering removing Julian Nagelsmann as head coach after their winless run was extended to four games and led to talk that Thomas Tuchel might be approached to take over.
Arthur Melo has asked to play for Liverpool's U21 side in a bid to get up to speed and secure more of a role in Jurgen Klopp's Premier League line-up after the international break.
Nyck De Vries is close to being rewarded for his point-scoring Formula One debut but his first full-time drive could come with Alpha Tauri, not Williams.


England leg-spinners Archie Lenham and Rehan Ahmed have signed up to play in the Pakistan Junior League, the first Twenty20 franchise league for U19 players.

Chelsea are set to appoint Christoph Freund as their new sporting director after agreeing terms with Red Bull Salzburg (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers faces an uncertain time during the international break, with the Foxes considering whether to reluctantly change their manager. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Thomas Frank says he is "very happy" at Brentford after being linked with the Leicester manager's job. (Sky Sports)

Juventus were looking at appointing Roberto de Zerbi if they sacked Max Allegri, and wanted to hijack Brighton's move for the Italian manager. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid have cooled their interest in 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe and will no longer chase the PSG star if he has no interest in signing. (Marca - in Spanish)

Barcelona are weighing up making a move for 30-year-old Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, whose contract with the Blues runs out next summer. (Mirror)

France's 21-year-old defender William Saliba has indicated he would sign a new contract at Arsenal if the club offered him fresh terms. (Sky Sports)

Everton have opened talks with Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi over a new contract for the 26-year-old, whose current deal runs until 2024. (Liverpool Echo)

Paris St-Germain football advisor Luis Campos says that the club did not sign Barcelona and France winger Ousmane Dembele in the summer because the 25-year-old did not fit their system. (RMC Sport, via Marca)

Celtic are interested in Maccabi Tel Aviv and Israel Under-21s attacking midfielder Oscar Gloukh, 18, and could make an £8m bid in January (Record)

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, says he has been told by club owner Todd Boehly he still has a future at Stamford Bridge, despite being sent on loan to Bayer Leverkusen. (Mail)

Manchester United target Cody Gakpo, 23, has endured a "difficult" start to the season after the Netherlands winger was linked with moves away from the club, claims PSV sporting director Marcel Brands (ED - in Dutch)

West Ham target Dan-Axel Zagadou, 23, is set to join Stuttgart after the French defender left Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Kicker - in German)

Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 23, rejected offers from several Premier League clubs before signing his new contract at Barcelona until 2026. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sean Dyche and Nathan Jones are among the early favourites to be Cardiff manager after Steve Morison was sacked on Sunday. (Wales Online


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday's national newspapers.


Manchester United are ready to make a January move for Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, who was linked with Newcastle over the summer, and is also being tracked by Bayern Munich.

Barcelona are plotting a rare raid on Real Madrid as they will look to sign forward Marco Asensio when his contract expires at the end of the season.


Leicester City's board are considering Brendan Rodgers' future at the club but compensation for him and a potential replacement could be an issue as they are also under pressure to reduce their cost base due to FFP regulations.

The CIES Football Observatory claims Manchester United have overspent by £209m on players since July 2012, ranking ahead of Juventus and PSG as the worst culprits in the transfer market.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is set to ban controversial high-strength painkiller tramadol following a series of harrowing stories about its addictive tendencies.


Premier League clubs will insist on FA Cup third and fourth round replays being scrapped as part of plans to increase financial support flowing down to the lower levels of English football.

Captain Luke Donald is plotting narrowed fairways and long rough for next year's Ryder Cup in Italy to try and negate the United States' big-hitters.


Paul Pogba has revealed he was held at gunpoint by two men who demanded £11m from him in a July incident which has now seen five suspects detained, including his brother Mathias.

Mike Tyson has revealed an ongoing battle with nerve issue sciatica after recent concerns over footage which emerged of him being forced to use a wheelchair, and also causes him to be unable to talk.


Russia has urged UEFA to ban the manager of Ukraine, Oleksandr Petrakov, for not remaining politically impartial after he said he would like to fight Vladimir Putin's invading forces.


Kylian Mbappe has forced the French Football Federation into an embarrassing climbdown in their dispute over image rights, with his failure to appear at a photo-shoot followed hours later by the FFF saying work was ongoing over a new agreement.


Liverpool will make a further move for Real Madrid's young star Fede Valverde, potentially in January according to reports in Spain.

Brazilian wonderkid Joao Gomes says he has the "greatest desire" to play for Liverpool as rumours continue to swirl about the midfielder leaving Flamengo for the Premier League.

Marcus Rashford is "hopeful" he will be back to full fitness in time for Manchester United's derby clash with City on October 2.

Bruno Guimaraes has paid tribute to Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, claiming he has turned "water into wine" since his arrival at St James' Park.

Udinese midfielder Tolgay Arslan's house was robbed of £10,000 worth of items while he was scoring for his side in their Serie A win over Inter Milan.

Nyck de Vries has confirmed holding talks with Red Bull chief Helmut Marko over his future in F1.


Maccabi Tel Aviv owner Mitchell Goldhar has confessed young star Oscar Gloukh, a reported Celtic target, could be on his way out of the club in January after talks with the player's camp.

Celtic loanee Vassilis Barkas has revealed he is loving life at FC Utrecht after getting a chance to reignite his international career with a recall to the Greece squad.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter wants to make a move for Tottenham and England star Harry Kane, 29, and is ready to offer Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, in exchange. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Christoph Freund, 45, who has been reported as the front-runner to take over as sporting director at Chelsea, may now stay at RB Salzburg. (The Athletic)

Manchester United have contacted the representatives of Benfica's 21-year-old Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos - the Newcastle United and Bayern Munich target is valued at £25m but reportedly has a £100m release clause. (Sun)

Old Trafford chiefs are split on transfer policy - Erik ten Hag wants to make more signings in January, but chief executive Richard Arnold wants to wait until summer. (The Athletic)

Manchester City are set to join Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to sign Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27, next summer. (Star)

Liverpool are interested in Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, who has been compared to Neymar. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leicester are unable to sack manager Brendan Rodgers as it would cost them £10m to pay him off. (Sun)

Should Leicester dismiss Rodgers, their shortlist for a new manager includes Mauricio Pochettino, Rafael Benitez and Sean Dyche. (Sun)

Liverpool are monitoring Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes, 21, as Jurgen Klopp looks for reinforcements in a problem area. (Talksport)

France defender Benjamin Pavard considered leaving Bayern Munich this summer, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Juventus keen on a move for the 26-year-old. (Telefoot, via Standard)

West Ham have told Argentine winger Manuel Lanzini, 29, he is free to leave in January, and attempted to find a buyer before the summer transfer deadline. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are interested in signing Real Madrid and Spain winger Marco Asensio, 26, on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Uruguay international Luis Suarez will only spend one season back in his home country with Nacional, with the club's president confirming the striker, 35, will leave at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich have publicly backed manager Julian Nagelsmann after defeat by Augsburg at the weekend left the champions fifth in the Bundesliga. (Sky Sports)

Premier League clubs are reportedly watching Eintracht Frankfurt winger Ansgar Knauff, 20, with him being compared to Arjen Robben. (Sport1)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Mauricio Pochettino is set to hold shock talks with Nice over a swift return to management.
Bayern Munich and France defender Benjamin Pavard has hinted he could be interested in a move to the Premier League where Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen.Sven Botman has withdrawn from the Netherlands U21 squad because he wants to focus on securing a regular place in the Newcastle line-up.
A football manager at the heart of a stunning blackmail case is being investigated by the Football Association after the trial collapsed last week when he refused to give evidence against those he had accused.
Aminata Diallo is alleged to have searched online for "how to break a kneecap" and "dangerous drug cocktail" before an attack was made against her former PSG team-mate Kheira Hamraoui.
Football supporters at the World Cup in Qatar will only be able to purchase non-alcoholic beer during and at half-time in matches during the winter tournament.
Brazil great Roberto Carlos has revealed he agreed to a move to Chelsea in 2007 and only had to sign the contract before the deal collapsed.
Former Chelsea youngster Miro Muheim has revealed he was dumped from the Hamburg team in comical fashion after spending too long on the toilet and arriving late for a training session.
James Rodriguez could be set for a tricky third reunion with Rafa Benitez who is being linked with a role at his new club Olympiakos.

Chelsea have sacked their commercial director Damian Willoughby over a series of "inappropriate messages" sent to football finance agent Catalina Kim that put a proposed multi-million pound investment project at risk.
Chelsea will re-open talks with candidates for the club's sporting director role this week with Bayer Leverkusen's Tim Steidten and Leeds United's Victor Orta understood to have been discussed.
The number of venues in England competing to host games at Euro 2028 has been cut to 10 with the likes of Arsenal, Leeds United and Leicester City already ruled out.

A leading sports official has spoken of an endemic culture of bribery and corruption in the Olympic movement, claiming he was involved in paying bribes to IOC members to secure Taekwondo's place in the Games.
Premier League clubs are embroiled in disputes over how much each team should contribute to extra cash destined for the EFL, with the big six wanting it split equally but smaller clubs wanting them to pay more because of their additional revenues from European competition.
Fifty LIV Golf players have written to the chairman of the Official World Golf Rankings asking for retrospective points and warning of a conflict of interest among the governors.

Former West Ham forward Andriy Yarmolenko has called on all sports governing bodies to follow football's example and ban Russia from competing internationally.
Migrant labourers in Qatar continue to suffer living in poor conditions just two months before the World Cup kicks off.

Christian Pulisic has revealed he was let down by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after being benched during the closing stages of their victorious Champions League campaign in 2020-21.

Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham and France captain Hugo Lloris to be his first signing if he is confirmed as the new manager of Nice.
Bruno Fernandes has revealed he was "really angry" when a potential move to Tottenham fell through months before his eventual transfer to Manchester United was completed.

Tottenham and England defender Eric Dier is so worried about fan behaviour in English football that he has banned his mother from attending away games.
Lisandro Martinez and Cristian Romero have been left stranded in the UK because of delays to their visas for entry to the United States caused by the closure of the US Embassy during mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.

Roman Abramovich could have bought Arsenal instead of Chelsea but was told the club was not for sale by Swiss bankers, it has emerged.
Steve Cooper's status at Nottingham Forest is being monitored closely by a number of clubs in England and abroad, with the manager still to sign a new deal.
Christian Eriksen has revealed he was disappointed to hear jeers from Brentford fans when he returned to the club with Manchester United earlier this season.
Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is tipping Fernando Torres to have a managerial career after impressing him during a recent coaching course.
Fabio Cannavaro is set to take on his first job in Italy after agreeing to become the next head coach of Serie B side Benevento.
Memphis Depay insists he is enjoying life at Barcelona after rejecting the chance to join Chelsea over the summer.
The government is being accused of aiding the asset-stripping of crisis club Worcester Warriors after Sport England approved the transfer of ownership of their stadium to a new company which retains its income.
Love Island's Jacques O'Neill has been offered a route back into rugby league after being approached to represent his home county Cumbria when they face Jamaica in a World Cup warm-up next month.

Russia's former F1 driver Nikita Mazepin says he has no interest in racing under a neutral flag.

Rangers vice-chairman John Bennett has made a plea for patience over the club's summer signings.

Celtic icon John Hartson has claimed Rangers attempted to sign him after he had played for their city rivals.

Nice are hoping they can convince former Paris St-Germain and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Lucien Favre as manager of the Ligue 1 club. (ESPN)

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, says he does not regret staying at Leicester City this summer despite being linked with a move to Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea and United States winger Christian Pulisic, 24, has said he was "dumfounded" by former manager Thomas Tuchel's decision to not start him in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid in 2021. (ESPN)

Everton and Brazil midfielder Allan, 31, has opened talks to join United Arab Emirates club Al-Wahda in the next fortnight. (Football Insider)

Former Everton boss Rafael Benitez says he could not manage the Goodison Park club like he wanted to because of his ties with their Merseyside rivals Liverpool, where he won the Champions League as manager. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly is "angry and perplexed" that the previous regime did not move for Aurelien Tchouameni before the midfielder joined Real Madrid. (Sport - in Spanish)

AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, wants to sign a new contract with the Serie A side despite attracting interest from Chelsea. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Teamtalk)

Barcelona's list of possible replacements for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, includes Wolves and Portugal international Ruben Neves, 25, and Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 23, of Real Sociedad. (Marca)

Wales and Nice midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, says he moved to Juventus from Arsenal in 2019 after a contract he had agreed to with the Gunners "was no longer there". (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez, 24, and Tottenham centre-back Cristian Romero, 24, have been left stranded from the Argentina squad before two friendlies because of visa issues. (Mirror)

Leeds United's English midfielder Jamie Shackleton is expected to leave Elland Road next summer, with Millwall having an option to buy the 22-year-old when his loan with the club expires. (Athletic - subscription required)

Juventus' board of directors will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the future of manager Massimiliano Allegri, with the Italian giants eighth in the Serie A table with just two wins from seven games. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are targeting RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff to take up the role of technical director at Stamford Bridge. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea could turn to Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Tim Steidten as their next target after Red Bull Salzburg's Christoph Freund rejected the chance to join them. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham are in advanced talks with recruitment expert Jeff Vetere to head their under-21s recruitment. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is helping England Under-21s prepare for games against Italy and Germany as he attempts to complete his coaching badges. (Mail)


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Antonio Conte is being linked with a sensational return to Juventus.
Frenkie de Jong has revealed he never wanted to join Manchester United in the summer despite his future at Barcelona being up in the air at the time.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag told new boys Tyrell Malacia and Antony to "take it easy" on each other after their previous battles in Holland.
Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract demands from 2020 have reportedly been leaked.
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks over a January move for Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom.
Sergio Busquets looks set to call time on his 22-year career with Barcelona amid interest from David Beckham's Inter Miami.
Chelsea and Manchester United are among five European clubs interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer, according to reports.
Luiz Felipe Scolari revealed bust-ups with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking as Chelsea boss.

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has left the door open on a potential January switch to Chelsea, who reportedly bid for the Croatian's services in summer without any success.
Aston Villa face a defensive injury crisis after Lucas Digne suffered an ankle injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for several weeks.
Memphis Depay has hit out at his lack of game time for Barcelona, claiming that 'it is not enough.'
Everton have been dealt a huge setback after full-back Nathan Patterson was stretchered off during Scotland's Nations League match.
The question of earlier kick-off times as a possible solution to soaring costs will be back on the agenda when EFL clubs meet next week.

Those in the camp of Harry Maguire reportedly feel that he has been let down by the players and staff at Manchester United.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly keen to explore the idea of recalling Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen.
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with the agent of Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom ahead of a potential January transfer.

The new government is considering putting plans for an independent football regulator on hold and giving the game a fixed deadline to come up with an acceptable alternative.
The Football Association is prepared to accept that some FA Cup ties may have to be played without replays this season to ease fixture congestion.
Arthur Melo has recruited a physiotherapist, a fitness coach and a nutritionist to work with him daily as he looks to impress Jürgen Klopp and forge a lengthy career at Liverpool.

Manchester United could drive a wedge between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid's feud by signing Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.

Barcelona have declared they will pursue legal action after details surrounding Lionel Messi's contract talks were released in the Spanish press.

American teams could take on the Champions League winners with Uefa planning to revamp the Super Cup into a four-club mini tournament.
Almost two-thirds of lower-league clubs would consider earlier kick-offs to reduce floodlight usage amid the cost-of-living crisis, according to a survey.

Uefa's statement apparently blaming Liverpool supporters for causing the delay to the start of the Champions League final in Paris was prepared a considerable time before the day of the match.
Liam Rosenior has been relieved of his duties as interim manager at Derby County, with the League One club keen on appointing Rotherham's Paul Warne as his replacement.

Ambitious English side Doncaster City have used an ancient claim over their national status to apply for a place in next season's Scottish Cup.

A section of Scotland fans could be heard audibly booing the minute's applause in memory of Queen Elizabeth II before the match with Ukraine.

Borussia Dortmund value 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, a transfer target of Manchester United and Liverpool, at around £130m. (Athletic - subscription required)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says he "always wanted to stay at Barcelona" after refusing a £65m move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window. (Mirror)

Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 24, has been linked with a move to Arsenal. The Italian has failed to impress boss Massimiliano Allegri since a £30m switch from Sassuolo. (Calciomercato via Sun)

Arsenal have contacted Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, 22, over a £17m move for the Dane in January. (Bild - in German)

Flamengo's vice-president says there has been "no proposal" for Joao Gomes, 21, with the Brazilian midfielder linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. (ESPN - in Portuguese)

Manchester United were reportedly interested in offering Belgium midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28, as part of a swap deal for Gomes in the summer, before Pereira joined Fulham. (Talksport)

No club matched the asking price in the summer for PSV Eindhoven's 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, Southampton, Leeds United and Arsenal. (Voetbal International via TalkSport)

Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson, a 19-year-old English academy product, has signed a new long-term contract at the club. (Chronicle)

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou says leaving to take charge of Leicester City is "not on my radar". (Sky Sports)

Barcelona's 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is willing to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham, at the end of his contract next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

The two-year contract extension signed in July by Barcelona's France midfielder Ousmane Dembele, 25, included a €50m (£43.7m) release clause, which will be valid from next summer. Dembele would receive half that fee after agreeing to waive a signing-on bonus. (L'Equipe - in French)

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne is tipped to take the Derby County job after the Rams relieved interim boss Liam Rosenior of his duties. (Yorkshire Post)