Press Gossip - 2022

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23rd September 2

Leicester City intend to give under-pressure manager Brendan Rodgers more time to turn things around at the Premier League's bottom-placed club. However, the reception he receives from fans at the home game against Nottingham Forest could be key to the Northern Irishman's future at the club. (The Athletic - subscription required)
Contract talks between Everton and Anthony Gordon are "progressing well" as the 21-year-old forward, who was linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, looks forward to a "substantial" pay increase. (inews - subscription required)

Argentina's Mauricio Pochettino, 50, will wait for a top job in England, Spain or Italy and is not interested in taking the head coach role at French club Nice. (Evening Standard)
Former Bournemouth boss and England midfielder Scott Parker, 41, has emerged as a potential candidate to take over at Nice. (Foot Mercato via Sun)

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 35, has made a poor first impression at Nice since his summer transfer from Leicester City, after arriving overweight and upsetting management and team-mates by flouting club rules. (RMC Sport via Sun)

South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, who has been linked with Manchester United, has a release clause in his Napoli contract of about 50m euros. But, as it cannot be activated in the January transfer window, any club wanting to sign the 25-year-old will have to wait until next summer. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Barcelona will have the option of terminating Spain centre-back Gerard Pique's contract in June 2023 - one year early - if the 35-year-old defender features in less than 35% of games this term. (Mundo Deportivo)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28, says "the last few years at Juventus weren't easy" and the change of moving to Roma in the summer "did me good". (ESPN Argentina, via Football Italia)

Former Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he wanted to sign Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, when in charge of the Spanish club but he failed because club president Joan Laporta "wanted to annoy me more than bringing in a player". (AD, via Goal)

AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale will return to Italy in October when the contract renewals of manager Stefano Pioli and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, will be among his priorities. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

England midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is catching the eye as a number 10 after starting four consecutive games while on loan from Chelsea at Bayer Leverkusen. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain's signing of Argentina legend Lionel Messi, 35, from Barcelona on a free transfer in August 2021 has so far generated the Ligue 1 club 700m euros (£612m) in income due to commercial deals. (El Economista via Mirror)
 

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Friday's national newspapers.

DAILY TELEGRAPH


Thomas Tuchel has been left in post-Brexit visa limbo over his ability to remain in the United Kingdom following his sacking by Chelsea.
Elliot Anderson could soon swap international allegiance from Scotland to England after his rapid rise at Newcastle United.
Greg Norman has been accused by US lawmakers of "pimping a billion dollars of Saudi Arabian money" and of spreading "propaganda".


THE SUN

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been threatened with legal action by an executive of fast food giant KFC.
More Premier League postponements could be on the cards after the latest set of rail strikes were announced.
David Beckham has landed yet another multi-million pound pay day for fronting a new Qatar World Cup advertising campaign.
Louis van Gaal has axed veteran goalkeeper Tim Krul from Holland's World Cup squad for 'refusing to take part in penalty tests'.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he still has "a few more years" left in him before he calls time on his career after 22 years in management.

DAILY MAIL

The captains of England - and a host of other nations - could be banned from wearing their OneLove armbands at the World Cup.
Mansfield have brought their League Two fixture against Walsall on Saturday October 15 forward from 3pm to 1pm in a bid to tackle soaring energy prices in the UK.
UEFA are set to abandon plans to expand the European Championship to 32 teams in time for the 2028 competition, which is on course to be held in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Arsenal duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Odegaard should be fit for the North London Derby next weekend.

THE TIMES

The net is closing fast on two Gallagher Premiership clubs with Worcester Warriors resigned to being suspended from the league, as Wasps need to find £2m in 20 days.

DAILY MIRROR

Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest player to play in the Premier League, beating the previous record set by Harvey Elliott at Fulham
There is a huge scramble among agents to sign up Arsenal record-breaker Ethan Nwaneri.
The signing of Lionel Messi has generated Paris Saint-Germain an extra €700m (£612m) in income due to commercial deals.
Former Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has claimed he was blocked from signing ex-Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum.
Gerard Pique had a special clause in his Barcelona contract to ensure that he earned more money than Sergio Ramos.

THE INDEPENDENT

Manchester United's football director John Murtough insists the level of spending seen this summer will not be repeated by the club after the wage bill hit record levels.

THE ATHLETIC

Everton and Scotland are waiting to discover the extent of Nathan Patterson's injury after the defender was carried off on a stretcher while on international duty.
US Soccer is seeking to join the UEFA Working Group in supporting compensation for workers at the Qatar World Cup.

SCOTTISH SUN

Legendary Rangers manager Walter Smith once snubbed a photo opportunity with US President Bill Clinton, according to footy agent John Viola, because he was too busy trying to seal the signing of Lee McCulloch.
Liam Fox is set to be named as the new Dundee United boss.
Former Celtic kid Joshua Bradley-Hurst faces a 5,500-mile trip for training after being handed an unlikely international chance by Sri Lanka.

23rd September 2

Leicester City intend to give under-pressure manager Brendan Rodgers more time to turn things around at the Premier League's bottom-placed club. However, the reception he receives from fans at the home game against Nottingham Forest could be key to the Northern Irishman's future at the club. (The Athletic - subscription required)
Contract talks between Everton and Anthony Gordon are "progressing well" as the 21-year-old forward, who was linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, looks forward to a "substantial" pay increase. (inews - subscription required)

Argentina's Mauricio Pochettino, 50, will wait for a top job in England, Spain or Italy and is not interested in taking the head coach role at French club Nice. (Evening Standard)
Former Bournemouth boss and England midfielder Scott Parker, 41, has emerged as a potential candidate to take over at Nice. (Foot Mercato via Sun)

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 35, has made a poor first impression at Nice since his summer transfer from Leicester City, after arriving overweight and upsetting management and team-mates by flouting club rules. (RMC Sport via Sun)

South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, who has been linked with Manchester United, has a release clause in his Napoli contract of about 50m euros. But, as it cannot be activated in the January transfer window, any club wanting to sign the 25-year-old will have to wait until next summer. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Barcelona will have the option of terminating Spain centre-back Gerard Pique's contract in June 2023 - one year early - if the 35-year-old defender features in less than 35% of games this term. (Mundo Deportivo)

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28, says "the last few years at Juventus weren't easy" and the change of moving to Roma in the summer "did me good". (ESPN Argentina, via Football Italia)

Former Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he wanted to sign Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, when in charge of the Spanish club but he failed because club president Joan Laporta "wanted to annoy me more than bringing in a player". (AD, via Goal)

AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale will return to Italy in October when the contract renewals of manager Stefano Pioli and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, will be among his priorities. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

England midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is catching the eye as a number 10 after starting four consecutive games while on loan from Chelsea at Bayer Leverkusen. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain's signing of Argentina legend Lionel Messi, 35, from Barcelona on a free transfer in August 2021 has so far generated the Ligue 1 club 700m euros (£612m) in income due to commercial deals. (El Economista via Mirror)
 

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Arsenal could be set for a £101m double transfer swoop for Juventus' 22-year-old Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic and 19-year-old Italian midfielder Fabio Miretti. (Sun)

The Gunners have also made contact with Eintracht Frankfurt about 22-year-old Denmark winger Jesper Lindstrom. (Mail)

England defender Trevoh Chalobah, 23, has been linked with a move away from Chelsea with Jose Mourinho's Roma set to make a move in January. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus are considering a move for Wolves' Spain forward Adama Traore, 26, in the January transfer window. (Birmingham Mail)

Juventus are also keen on 31-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid from Barcelona, as well as Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, 26, and Chelsea's United States winger Christian Pulisic, 24. (Football Italia)

Barcelona are rushing to finalise a cut-price £22m deal for Griezmann's permanent transfer to Atletico Madrid. (Mail)

Chelsea made an offer and Arsenal contacted Everton over Brazil forward Richarlison before Tottenham signed the 25-year-old this summer. (Goal)

French side Nice have denied targeting former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, and are said to be interested in ex-Bournemouth boss Scott Parker. (Sun)

Liverpool have opened talks with Guinea midfielder Naby Keita over a new contract and are confident of securing an agreement with the the 27-year-old. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United have their January targets lined up and "retain an interest" in 25-year-old Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison. (Leicester Mercury)

Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, has revealed Chelsea beat Liverpool to his signature on transfer deadline day as he completed his loan move from Juventus. (Blick - in German)

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are looking at 21-year-old Spain and Villarreal midfielder Alex Baena, who has a 35m euro (£31m) release clause. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in AC Milan and Portugal 23-year-old forward Rafael Leao, who is said to be worth more than £100m. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is open to returning to Juventus this season if Massimiliano Allegri is sacked because of their poor form. (Star)

Eden Hazard has spoken out about his "delicate" situation at Real Madrid and the 31-year-old Belgium playmaker is desperate for more playing time before the World Cup. (ESPN)
 

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SUNDAY TELEGRAPH



Manchester United are weighing up whether to trigger David de Gea's contract option after their wage bill reached a Premier League record £384m for last season.
Chelsea's mass overhaul of senior staff will continue with long-serving medical chief Paco Biosca, who was at the club for both Champions League wins, becoming the latest to leave Stamford Bridge.
Worcester's owners failed to disclose to the Government they had been given £500,000 by Cecil Duckworth before being handed £15m of taxpayer money during the coronavirus pandemic - despite being required to do so.
Harry Kane is pinning his World Cup fitness campaign on a man dubbed a "genius" by former US Open golf champion Justin Rose, Canada-based sports medicine specialist Dr Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco.
Grassroots activists fear a referee could get seriously injured, or even killed, amid rising concerns over the treatment of match officials in amateur football.


MAIL ON SUNDAY
Nearly 2,000 Liverpool fans are set to sue UEFA for their organisation of the Champions League final.
Mikel Arteta is reportedly planning a raid on Italian giants Juventus for two of their most prized players, in a double deal worth around £103m (€115m).
Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sports are suing YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul for more than $100m in a defamation lawsuit, the promoter's attorney has told DailyMail.com.
The Football Association are set to meet with England players' families at Wembley to brief them on safety and culture in Qatar ahead of November's World Cup.
Eddie Hearn has warned Tyson Fury there is no chance the contract for a fight with Anthony Joshua will be signed on Monday and told the Gypsy King "if you want to walk away, off you go" after being handed an ultimatum to get the deal completed.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford have buried the hatchet for the good of Manchester United.
Gary O'Neil is set for extra time as Bournemouth boss under new owner William Foley.
RB Leipzig are reportedly plotting a move for Dinamo Zagreb's Josip Sutalo as a replacement for Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol.
EFL clubs are hurriedly working out if early kick-offs can save them money on using their floodlights.
Chelsea coach Anthony Barry will be unavailable for an immediate move into a new job - as he is going to the World Cup with Belgium.
Jude Bellingham could be available for as little as £83m next summer as long as the potential buyer will pay the entire fee to Borussia Dortmund in one go.
Chelsea coach Anthony Barry is set to snub the chance to take over at Huddersfield Town as he will be going to the World Cup with Belgium.
Arsenal sent scouts to watch Rennes midfielder Lovro Majer, who has been dubbed the next Luka Modric, while he was playing for Croatia against Denmark.
Danny Rose is in talks over a shock move to Championship club Wigan Athletic with him preferring to stay in England despite interest from AEK Athens.
Arsenal had reportedly agreed, and shaken hands, on a £2.6m deal with Penarol to sign Federico Valverde in 2014 before Real Madrid snatched him from under their noses - he is now said to be worth more than £80m.
Harry Redknapp has revealed his wife Sandra was left barely able to breathe during a battle with Covid-19.

SUNDAY TIMES
The FA has proposed its own licensing model to the government that it claims can fill the role of an independent regulator without the need for one to be imposed on football by legislation.
Cricket authorities in Australia are being urged to swap the beloved Baggy Green cap for broad brimmed sun hats because of the increasing concerns of melanoma, which kills more people in the country than road accidents.

SUNDAY MIRROR
Chelsea are plotting a swoop for Fulham teenager Luke Harris in January and are prepared to offer a blockbuster deal worth up to £30m.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez has emerged as a target for Atletico Madrid should they lose Jan Oblak.
Arsenal had Rennes midfielder Lovro Majer watched again on Thursday when he played for Croatia against Denmark.
Kalvin Phillips' struggles since his move to Manchester City could mean agony when it comes to England boss Gareth Southgate naming his England World Cup squad.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans in January and hope his relationship with former Belgium coach Graeme Jones will tilt the balance in their favour.
Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij could be a January target for Newcastle United as they look to partner him with fellow Dutchman Sven Botman.




Manchester United will trigger a 12-month option to extend to England forward Marcus Rashford's deal, which runs out next summer, if they cannot agree a new contract with the 24-year-old. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Manchester United are considering whether to take up an option to extend Spain keeper David de Gea's contract until 2024, with the 31-year-old's current deal running out next summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham could could leave Borussia Dortmund for £85m next summer as long as the entire fee is paid up front, with Manchester City convinced they will beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United to the 19-year-old's signature. (Sun)

Newcastle United failed to sign Leicester City playmaker James Maddison in the summer but plan to submit a new bid for the 25-year-old England international in January, when he will have 18 months left on his Foxes contract. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa and Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 30, has been identified by Atletico Madrid as a potential replacement for Jan Oblak should they lose the 29-year-old Slovenia keeper. (Mirror)

Former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on the possibility of managing Aston Villa. Steven Gerrard is currently in charge of the Midlands club. (Football Insider)

Arsenal had Rennes midfielder Lovro Majer watched again when the 24-year-old played for Croatia in a 2-1 win against Denmark on Thursday. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are prepared to pay £30m for Fulham's 17-year-old forward Luke Harris, who was called up by Wales for games with Belgium and Poland during the international break. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton and Brazil midfielder Allan, 31, has agreed to join United Arab Emirates club Al-Wahda. (Football Insider)

Former Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, 32, is in talks to join Wigan. (Sun)

Barcelona will hold talks with Netherlands international Frenkie de Jong at the end of the season about the money the 25-year-old is owed and his wages moving forward. (Que T'hi Jugues, via Sunday Mirror)

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract at Barcelona runs out at the end of the season, has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States but the 34-year-old says he has yet to make decision on his future. (90 Min)

Barcelona will try to extend former Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin's deal with them beyond the summer but the 27-year-old Spain international may want to return to Real Betis, where he was on loan last season. (Fichajes.net - in Spanish)
 

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THE SUN
Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic will not be joining Arsenal in January after rumours of a reported swoop.
Manchester United reportedly plan to trigger a 12-month extension on Marcus Rashford's contract.
Arsenal are reportedly battling three Premier League rivals for Alex Baena after identifying the Villarreal winger as a possible alternative to Mykhaylo Mudryk.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Family members of three of England's 1966 World Cup heroes have called on football to stop heading among young children and a major public education campaign about the national game's "irrefutable" dementia link.
Staff at Worcester Warriors have been asked to come and collect their personal belongings from Sixways before 4.30pm on Monday afternoon as club directors anticipate their suspension from all competitions.


DAILY MAIL
Liverpool have been handed a major boost with talisman Mo Salah set to be rested for Egypt's friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.
Argentina are set to ask Premier League clubs to not field their players in the final game before the World Cup, according to a report.
Midfielder Toni Kroos is expected to be offered a contract extension at Real Madrid.
Paul Pogba is ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery and is hopeful of playing for Juventus next month as he looks to bolster his chances of making France's World Cup squad.

THE TIMES
More than half of the 18 first-class counties have indicated that they will not vote in favour of Andrew Strauss's proposals to overhaul county cricket.
Nick Easter accepts Worcester Warriors' international players including Duhan van der Merwe, Ted Hill, Ollie Lawrence and Rory Sutherland could be lost even if a new financial backer saves the club.

DAILY EXPRESS
Moises Caicedo has hinted he would pick a Manchester United transfer over Chelsea or Liverpool moves.

DAILY STAR
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has bought a football club in his native Ivory Coast and, according to his brother, has plans to lead them to the country's top tier.

Wilfried Zaha has scored four goals in five appearances for Palace this season
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard opened up on his bout with depression, induced by the Coronavirus lockdowns.

DAILY MIRROR
Louis van Gaal has questioned Frenkie de Jong's fitness ahead of the World Cup in Qatar - a problem that may concern Erik ten Hag.
Real Madrid star Federico Valverde has evolved into one of Europe's top midfielders at the Bernabeu, but he almost signed for Arsenal after being spotted as a teenager.

THE ATHLETIC
Nemanja Matic has spoken out in defence of former Manchester United team-mate Harry Maguire, describing social media criticism of the England international as "a disaster".

Harry Maguire has not featured in Premier League action for Man Utd since early September

DAILY RECORD
Midfielder Scott Arfield has issued a 'never say never' message to Canada over an international retirement U-turn.
Lee Wallace has retired from football, hanging up his boots after an 18-year professional career.

SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic ace Liel Abada has dismissed speculation linking him with a possible transfer to the Premier League.
Celtic star Reo Hatate has admitted major disappointment at being left out of the Japan squad for the friendly against the USA.




Manchester City have reached an agreement in principle on a new contract for England attacking midfielder Phil Foden, with the deal believed to be over six years and worth about £250,000 a week. (Football Insider)

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku does not plan to return to Chelsea at the end of his season-long loan at Inter Milan, who are expected to renew the 29-year-old's deal. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Brighton and Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, says he would be willing to follow former Seagulls boss Graham Potter to Chelsea, but he would want to play and not sit on the bench. (Het Nieuwsblad, via Mail)

Liverpool centre-back Vigil van Dijk, 31, believes fellow Dutch defender Jurrien Timber, who was linked with a summer move to Manchester United, is further along in his development than he was at the same age of 21. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are targeting England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, as a possible replacement for Spain's 31-year-old David de Gea. (Metro)

Juventus are prepared to make a move for France forward Antoine Griezmann, 31, if Atletico Madrid do not make his move from Barcelona permanent. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez, 24, says he did not pay attention to criticism of him during the early part of the season following his summer move to Manchester United from Ajax. (TyC Sports, via Metro)

Leicester City could make a move to try to sign 28-year-old Germany international Robin Gosens, who can play at left-back or left midfield, from Inter Milan in January. (FC Inter News)

Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, who joined Roma in the summer after his Manchester United contract expired, is on track to trigger an automatic contract renewal at the Serie A side. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Rangers are prepared to sell 26-year-old Finland midfielder Glen Kamara in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)
 

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Tuesday 27 September 2022 00:08, UK


Jude Bellingham is set to snub Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool as he prefers a move to Real Madrid over the Premier League.

THE SUN
England No 1 Jordan Pickford and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak are reportedly both targets for Manchester United.
Jadon Sancho skipped watching England vs Germany - and instead posted a snap of FIFA 23.
Portugal fans are calling for Cristiano Ronaldo to be dropped from the starting XI for their clash versus Spain.
A mural of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been restored after it was defaced with Manchester United-styled graffiti.
Jude Bellingham has been in impressive form for club and country


DE TELEGRAAF
Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries is flattered by interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

DAILY MIRROR
Actor Michael Sheen staged another offering of his viral motivational speech... this time in front of the Wales squad, as they prepare to embark on their first World Cup journey since 1958.



DAILY MAIL
Cesc Fabregas has opened up about how Arsene Wenger used to test his players mentally.

DAILY EXPRESS
Footage has emerged of German fans storming the Green Man pub near Wembley Stadium ahead of the two sides' Nations League clash on Monday.
Formula One fans have received an apology from chiefs of the British Grand Prix following the chaotic sale of tickets for next year's race at Silverstone.

England manager Gareth Southgate defends his decision to select Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire in the game against Germany

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Eddie Jones will take inspiration from the manhunt of Osama bin Laden as he hopes to equip England for the "most volatile rugby environment we have ever seen".




Newcastle United are considering making a £50m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21. (the i)

England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, is Real Madrid's top target for next summer's transfer window. (Marca)

Liverpool could move for a swap deal involving Bellingham in January, with Guinean midfielder Naby Keita, 27, wanted by Dortmund. (Bild, via Express)

AC Milan technical director Paulo Maldini says Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, knows his future is with the Serie A club despite complications from a previous transfer affecting negotiations to renew his contract at the San Siro. (CalcioMercato, via Mirror)

Chelsea are planning to increase the summer offer they made for Inter Milan's Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries to 50m euros (£44.5m), but would be willing to loan the 26-year-old back to the Serie A club for six months if the deal goes through in January. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Former PSV Eindhoven right-back Dumfries says reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester United "flatters me" but is focused on regaining the Serie A title with Inter. (De Telegraaf, via Express)

Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Aston Villa's Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30. (Football Insider)

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are looking into the possibility of signing 25-year-old Spain and Villarreal centre back Pau Torres. (Caught Offside)

Inter Milan have not made any progress in talks over an extension for Milan Skriniar, whose contract expires next summer, so Paris St-Germain could make another move for the Slovakia defender, 27, in the winter transfer window. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid plan to bring back Spain winger Brahim Diaz, 23, formerly of Manchester City, from a loan spell at AC Milan to replace compatriot Marco Asensio, 26, when his contract ends next summer. (Football Espana)

Asensio has already signed a preliminary contract with Real's arch-rivals Barcelona that will run for four years from next summer. (RAC1, via Bild)

Barcelona and Liverpool are interested in swapping forwards, with the Netherlands' former Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay, 28, heading to Anfield and Brazil's Roberto Firmino, 30, replacing him at the Nou Camp. (Sport)

Liverpool are not ruling out a move for Benfica's Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, who has a reported 120m euros (£106.5m) release clause in his contract. (O Jogo via Liverpool Echo)

Belgium defender Jason Denayer, 27, who was linked with Wolves this summer, has joined UAE side Shabab Al-Ahli on a one-year deal after leaving Lyon at the end of last season. (L'Equipe - in French)

Sadio Mane's Senegal compatriot Salif Diao says the 30-year-old Bayern Munich forward pushed for his summer move from Liverpool because he "did not have the love that he needed" from manager Jurgen Klopp. (Liverpool Echo)

Middlesbrough's English boss Chris Wilder, 55, is a leading candidate for the vacant job at Championship rivals Bournemouth having previously led Sheffield United to promotion to the Premier League. (Mail)

Former Norwich midfielder Mark Fotheringham, 38, is leaving his role as Hertha Berlin's assistant manager to become the new manager of Championship side Huddersfield Town. (Football Insider)
 

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DAILY MIRROR

Erling Haaland has reportedly urged former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jude Bellingham to join him at Manchester City.
Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have claimed Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo was interested in joining them in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has highlighted Jurrien Timber, a summer target for Manchester United, as a player he wants at Roma.
Atletico Madrid have been linked with a shock move to sign veteran defender Gerard Pique, whose relationship with Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez is reportedly completely broken.
Harry Maguire stayed behind at Wembley for almost two hours after England's draw with Germany on Monday night to hold a private chat with boss Gareth Southgate.
Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of a number of players ahead of Saturday's North London derby with Tottenham Hotspur following the latest round of international fixtures.


DAILY MAIL

Chelsea's off-field exodus has continued with long-serving head physiotherapist Thierry Laurent leaving the club in another major change to their medical department.
Juventus are reportedly considering making a move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea at the end of the season.
David De Gea is a reported target for Juventus
Former Chelsea star Mikel John Obi has announced his retirement from football, aged 35.
Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter are among four LIV golfers to ask a federal judge on Tuesday to remove their names from an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour.

THE SUN

Harry Maguire is set to be sidelined for around two weeks in another blow to the struggling defender, who picked up a thigh injury during England's 3-3 draw with Germany.
Lionel Messi will decide his future after the World Cup - but has so far had no offers from any club.
Eddie Hearn has insisted that he is still working with Tyson Fury's team to deliver a fight between Anthony Joshua and the Gypsy King.

THE TIMES

Newcastle United are interested in signing Leicester City's James Maddison in January as they look to add creativity to their team.

THE TELEGRAPH

Mauricio Pochettino was at Wembley for England's final World Cup warm-up draw with Germany while debate rages over the future of manager Gareth Southgate.
England have offered to be a neutral host for future Pakistan-India Test series opening the possibility of the two countries playing bilateral cricket for the first time in more than 15 years.
Jim O'Toole, the former Worcester Warriors executive leading an American-backed consortium bidding to buy the club, says his group can pay the £17.5m required to complete a takeover "at warp speed" and salvage their next fixture against Harlequins.

DAILY EXPRESSS

England and Arsenal legend David Seaman believes that Ben White would be a 'perfect' candidate to slot in on the right side of a back three for the Three Lions, despite being left out of the latest squad.
Manchester United forwards Antony and Jadon Sancho are battling over who will get to wear the iconic No 7 shirt at Old Trafford when Cristiano Ronaldo eventually leaves the club in advance of next season, according to reports.
Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has confirmed he rejected the chance to join Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp in a mega-money transfer.

EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been handed a triple injury boost with N'Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulsic all nearing a return.
Barcelona are missing up to six players with injury ahead of a frantic fixture schedule, which includes El Clasico.


MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Luke Shaw says he has "accepted" why he has been dropped by Erik ten Hag and has vowed to be ready when called upon.
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has played down any fears that he could be a doubt for next weekend's derby against Manchester City after suffering an injury to his face while on international duty with Portugal.
Antony says Erik ten Hag has changed the way he trains players since leaving Ajax to take charge of Manchester United earlier in the year.

SCOTTISH SUN

Michael Beale has been tipped to make a sensational return to Ibrox as the club's next manager by Gers hero Kenny Miller.
Reo Hatate's hopes of making the Japanese World Cup squad took a hit when he made a 12,000-mile round trip but didn't make it onto the pitch for a single second across two games.

DAILY RECORD

New Dundee United boss Liam Fox has revealed Jack Ross was one of the first to reach out to him to congratulate him after landing the job.
Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara admits he hopes to move to a "top five" European league as he addressed his Ibrox future for the first time since links with Nice.




Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is set to leave Paris St-Germain in the summer as he will refuse any new contract offer. (Beteve, via Star)

England striker Harry Kane, 29, remains Bayern Munich's number one transfer target, with the German giants set to once again test Tottenham's resolve. (Kicker, via Sun)

Newcastle United are ready to make a third bid for Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, 25, after having offers of £40m and £45m turned down. (Times - subscription required)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, should join Manchester United when he leaves Borussia Dortmund, according to former Old Trafford goalkeeper Ben Foster. (Metro)

Liverpool, who have also been linked with Bellingham, have begun to target alternative midfielders and are looking at Benfica's 21-year-old Argentine player Enzo Fernandez. (Fichajes, via Teamtalk)

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita and could look to sign the 27-year-old Guinea international on a free next summer when his Reds contract runs out. (Star)

Chelsea will not lower their asking price of £31m for American winger Christian Pulisic as Juventus show interest in signing the 24-year-old. (Calciomercato, via Express)

Chelsea are looking to hold further talks with Bayer Leverkusen's Tim Steidten over the sporting director role at Stamford Bridge. (Guardian)

AC Milan are interested in Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja, 21, as they look to bring in a forward next summer. (Calciomercato - In Italian)

Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal have claimed Manchester United's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, was interested in joining them in the summer. (Mirror)

Eintracht Frankfurt's Danish playmaker Jesper Lindstrom, 22, has reacted to reports linking him with a move to Arsenal, saying it is "great clubs like them are watching me". (Tipsbladet via Express)

Leeds are due to open contract talks with England winger Jack Harrison, who was the subject of a reported £20m bid from Newcastle in the summer. The 25-year-old midfielder's current deal runs out in the summer of 2024. (Football Insider)

Former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino, who has been linked with the England manager's job, was at Wembley to watch their 3-3 draw with Germany. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have sacked head physio Thierry Laurent, the fourth member of the backroom team to leave Stamford Bridge in the past week. (Mail)

Newcastle are monitoring Brazilian 18-year-old midfielder Andrey Santos, who plays for Vasco da Gama. (Fabrizio Romano)

Egypt-born forward Garang Kuol, 18, is set to arrive in England to sign for Newcastle United from Australian club Central Coast Mariners, although the Magpies are not expected to register him until January. (Mail)
 

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Barcelona vice president Eduard Romeu believes it would be "economically viable" for the club to secure Lionel Messi's return on a free transfer next summer.
Arsenal will make a further approach for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in January, but at a significantly lower price with their target's contract winding down.
Chelsea are unlikely to have a sporting director in place in time for the World Cup with a number of candidates remaining of interest as Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali's search continues.
Al-Hilal president Fahad ben Nafel claims Cristiano Ronaldo was open to a move to the Saudi club over the summer but a £210m deal, including a £25m fee to Manchester United, was scuppered by a transfer ban.
Former Everton player Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is among thousands of Russians to be called up by Vladimir Putin to fight on the Ukraine frontline.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says Douglas Luiz will respect and understand the club's decision to turn down bids from Arsenal and not to let him leave.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his fiancée Perrie Edwards were left shaken after a terrifying burglary at their £3.5m home in Cheshire earlier this week.

DAILY MAIL

Bill Foley's £150m takeover of Bournemouth could be completed in the next week and he could be in charge by the end of October once he passes the Premier League's ownership tests.
Everton forward Anthony Gordon is one of a number of young players who could gatecrash England's World Cup squad with good performances over the next few weeks.
Tottenham will have to pay around £31m for Dejan Kulusevski at the end of the season if they finish in the Champions League positions with the obligation becoming an option if they fail to make the top four.
England's World Cup kit manufacturer Nike are under growing pressure to follow Hummel's example and make a stand against Qatar's human rights record.
Antonio Cassano believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be better off retiring than trying to extend his top-flight career, with the risk that the latter days of it will be spent mainly on the bench for club and country.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Chelsea are ready to join a long line of Premier League clubs in making an attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham.
Long-time Football League player Ryan Cresswell has opened up on his dependency on sleeping tablets during his time in the professional game and says the crisis has hit the sport "at all levels".
Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham continues to be linked with a move to one of the Premier League giants at the end of this season.
Newcastle United are still paying more than £100,000 a week to players, including the likes of Dwight Gayle and Isaac Hayden, who are no longer with the club because of loan moves.
Yorkshire are subject of a High Court claim from former England physio Wayne Morton over the details about his dismissal and a string of shocking accusations made against him during Lord Patel's purge of the club.


THE TIMES

Ibrahima Konate is closing on a return to the Liverpool squad after two months out with a knee injury.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United could make a move for Napoli winger Hirving Lozano in January but it might depend on them moving one of their current players who occupy a similar position.
Chelsea will have the chance to re-sign striker Tammy Abraham from AS Roma next summer thanks to a "discreet" buy-back clause that activates in 2023.

DAILY MIRROR

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro has accused Portugal fans of "spitting on the plate they eat from" after fierce criticism of his performances for the national team and calls for him to be dropped.

EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham are ready to make a move for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as the long-term successor for Hugo Lloris, although they will likely face competition from Manchester United.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers were one of the teams in attendance on a busy Tuesday night for scouts in Velje, where Denmark's U21 side faced their Croatian counterparts in front of representatives from almost 40 clubs.
St Johnstone are worried about David Wotherspoon's return to first-team action after he was hurt in a bounce game at Falkirk - Wotherspoon has been out with a knee injury for nearly a year.





Chelsea have joined the race to sign England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham - the price for the 19-year-old is set to be £130m, with Liverpool and Real Madrid also interested. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could return to Barcelona according to vice president Eduard Romenu, who told Spanish radio station El Mati de Catalunya Radio that a move for the Argentina striker could be "viable." (Sun)

Manchester City are planning talks with their unsettled Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva to find out if he will try to move again at the end of the season, with the 28-year-old having expressed a desire to leave for the past two summers. (Mail)

Arsenal are still interested in signing 24-year-old Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa to replace the injured Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 29. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta failed to bring in Luiz in the summer but is set to make a third bid for the Brazil midfielder, after having two rejected on transfer deadline day. (Sun)

Barcelona are interested in Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, with the 31-year-old only having one year left on his contract. (Sport)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has defended 30-year-old Senegal striker Sadio Mane, who has failed to score in five games for the German champions. (Bild - in German)

Everton forward Anthony Gordon was heavily linked with Chelsea during the summer but the 21-year-old England Under-21 international says he "was never desperate to leave" the Goodison Park club. (Metro)

Wolves have reportedly signed Chile midfielder Dario Osario from Universidad de Chile for a fee of £5.5m with Real Madrid and Manchester City previously being linked with the 18-year-old. (Express)

Tottenham have targeted Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 29, as a long-time replacement for France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 35. (Evening Standard)

Paris St-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi said Barcelona's asset sales in the summer to fund signings were "not fair" and suggested Uefa should investigate their legality. (ESPN)

Tottenham are set to sign Sweden forward Dejan Kulusevski, 22, on a permanent deal when his loan from Juventus expires. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea with the 31-year-old Spain international's contract coming to an end at the end of the season. (90min)

Everton have told Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 33, he is free to find a new club in January after failing to secure a move this month to Turkey. (Football Insider)

Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, is hopeful of receiving a new contract offer from Manchester United. Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Roma are monitoring Dalot's form. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea could re-sign England striker Tammy Abraham, 24, from Roma via a £67m buy-back clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Christian Pulisic no longer wants to leave Chelsea after being linked with various clubs, including Manchester United, over the summer. The appointment of Graham Potter at the Blues means the 24-year-old US striker thinks he has a chance to establish himself. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea want to sign Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan with the 27-year-old's contract set to expire at the end of the season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

The takeover of Bournemouth by Las Vegas businessman Bill Foley is close to completion and could be finalised within the next seven days. (Mail)
 

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Friday's back pages, including reports that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is set to sell the club.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is in talks with American real estate investor Maciek Kaminski and is hoping to complete a £400m sale (Financial Times).
Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin's return to fitness has been further delayed with the England striker expected to be out for at least another week (Daily Mail).
David de Gea, who is out of contract next summer, will hold talks with Erik ten Hag over his long-term Manchester United future at the club as speculation grows that United want to sign Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak (Daily Star).
Arsenal's hopes of signing Dusan Vlahovic in January have been dealt a blow after reports he does not want to leave Juventus after just one year (Daily Mail).
Chelsea have cut the list of sporting director candidates down to four and will start interviews next week (Daily Mirror).
Frenkie de Jong's future at Barcelona could be decided by whether Manchester United or Barca are able to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves (Daily Mirror).
Calvin Ramsay is in full training with Liverpool and the summer signing from Aberdeen could be in line to make his first-team debut during a hectic spell of 13 games in the next six weeks.




Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, is seen by Barcelona as a long-term target to replace Spain international Sergio Busquets, 34. (Sport)

Chelsea want to sign Inter Milan's Dutch international wing-back Denzel Dumfries, 26. Inter would sell for around £44m. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Real Madrid will attempt to sign Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, next summer and are also planning a move for City's 22-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland in 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

Haaland's father, former Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City midfielder Alfie, has suggested Haaland may only spend two to three seasons with Manchester City before moving to Spain. (Times , subscription required)

Newcastle United have Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, 25, and his Belgium international team-mate Youri Tielemans, 25, in their sights for 2023. (90 min)

A Premier League all-star side could play combined teams from rival leagues such as La Liga or the Bundesliga under plans being considered by club executives. (Times - subscription required)

Aston Villa have no intention of letting Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, leave in January with Manchester United among the clubs interested in him. (Football Insider)

Manchester United, Southampton and Everton remain keen on PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, and could make a move during the January transfer window. (Football Transfers)

Tottenham's Italian manager Antonio Conte, 53, has dismissed reports linking with him with a return to Juventus as "disrespectful" and insists he is very happy at Spurs. (Evening Standard)


Brighton are planning to hold contract talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, and Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 23. (Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle United are close to signing 18-year-old Australia forward Garang Kuol from Central Coast Mariners, with terms agreed between the clubs. (Chronicle)

Aston Villa's French defender Morgan Sanson, 28, would have moved to Espanyol but his paperwork only came through 15 minutes after the transfer window closed earlier this month. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in Chile and Universidad de Chile midfielder Dario Osorio, with Brighton, Brentford, Leicester and Wolves also admirers of the 18-year-old. (90min)

Liverpool are weighing up a January move for Egypt and Pyramids winger Ibrahim Adel with Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton and Nottingham Forest also on the 21-year-old's trail. (90min)

Juventus face competition from Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Barcelona for the signature of Spain forward Marco Asensio after the 26-year-old declined a contract extension with Real Madrid. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 
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DAILY MIRROR


Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was one of the players on Kylian Mbappe's transfer wishlist after he secured his future with Paris Saint-Germain over the summer.


THE GUARDIAN


Chelsea are looking to land RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku next summer amid reports that he underwent "secret" medical checks overseen by Blues staff before the most recent deadline.

Chelsea's president of business Tom Glick initially brushed off complaints from agent Catalina Kim which eventually led to the dismissal of newly-appointed commercial director Damian Willoughby.


THE SUN

Barcelona have only paid Manchester City £2.6m of the £48.4m fee they agreed for forward Ferran Torres since the deal was concluded in January and there are other clubs still owed money for deals done more than two years ago.

Gareth Bale's beer brands "Bale Ale" and "Bale Lager" are set to hit supermarket shelves in Wales next week as part of the country's celebrations of reaching November's World Cup finals.

DAILY EXPRESS

Lucas Moura will consider a move away from Tottenham in January and has admitted a move to Sevilla intrigues him.

Barcelona could face the prospect of having to fork out £53m to get their hands on teen sensation Alberto Moleiro if his club Las Palmas secure promotion to La Liga this season, circumstances which would see his release clause double.

Liverpool are plotting a summer 2023 move for exciting Norwegian talent Andreas Schjelderup, who has played a starring role for Nordsjaelland and earned him comparisons to Erling Haaland.


DAILY MAIL

Formula One's rulers are coming under pressure to hand the 2021 title to Lewis Hamilton if Red Bull are found guilty of breaking the spending cap during Max Verstappen's maiden success.

Human rights group Open Stadiums has demanded that FIFA kick Iran out of the World Cup because of the country's oppression of women.

Hulk has threatened to quit Atletico Mineiro after receiving "unacceptable" criticism from the Brazilian club's supporters.

John Fury says his son Tyson will not fight Anthony Joshua until 2023 because a defeat would be "financial suicide" for his team, and their proposed December date will be filled with a bout against Luis Ortiz, Andy Ruiz or Filip Hrgovic.

Conor Benn's trainer Tony Sims has admitted the team will consider pulling out of next weekend's clash with Chris Eubank Jr if their rival weighs in at over 158.5lbs.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Marcus Smith is determined that Harlequins continue to excite in the Gallagher Premiership to try and provide supporters with some kind of distraction from Britain's financial crisis.

THE TIMES

Fans who become drunk and disorderly at the Qatar World Cup will be put into "sobering tents" until they have recovered from the after-effects of alcohol as officials look to take a "softly-softly" approach rather than come down heavy.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Rangers fear injury-plagued defender John Souttar will not be available for a first-team return until 2023 after surgery on his Achilles.

Celtic are facing a defensive injury crisis ahead of the Champions League date with RB Leipzig with both of their first-choice centre-backs - Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt - struggling to be fit in time for midweek.




RB Leipzig's 24-year-old France forward Christopher Nkunku has already completed a medical before joining Chelsea for £52m in next summer's transfer window. (Bild)

Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, considered a move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window, but a switch to Manchester United was out of the question. (Star)

Aston Villa are assessing former Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino and Villarreal boss Unai Emery amid speculation over Steven Gerrard's future. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus has said he needed a change from Pep Guardiola's system at Manchester City and now feels "free" playing under Mikel Arteta. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain sporting director Luis Campos has said the club made a mistake by signing both Brazil forward Neymar, 30, and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, in recent transfer windows. (Mail)

Mbappe handed PSG a four-man transfer wish list over the summer that included Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 24. (RMC Sport - in French)

Juventus are interested in signing Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, on a free transfer when his Manchester United contract expires next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus also want to bring in Barcelona and Spain's 33-year-old left-back Jordi Alba in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Leicester City's James Maddison, with the 25-year-old England midfielder "very keen" on a move to the north London club. (Football Insider)

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter is prepared to give United States winger Christian Pulisic, 24, a chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge before making a decision on his future. (90min)

Potter has not closed the door on Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku returning to Chelsea after his loan spell with Inter Milan and is expected to hold talks with the 29-year-old at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has said Douglas Luiz, 24, is no closer to signing a new deal with the club, boosting Arsenal's chances of signing the Brazil midfielder. (Sun)

Juventus and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli could leave the Serie A club in the January transfer window with Arsenal keen on the 24-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, rejected offers from Manchester United and Liverpool this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

France defender William Saliba is in no rush to sign a new contract with Arsenal, with several clubs registering their interest in the 21-year-old. (Five Insider)

Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, remains on Manchester United's list of transfer targets for next summer. (ESPN)

Chelsea have included RB Leipzig chief Christopher Vivell among the possible candidates for the technical director role at Stamford Bridge. (Standard)

Chelsea's 19-year-old English centre-back Levi Colwill - currently on loan at Brighton - is being monitored by various Italian clubs, including AC Milan, Napoli, and Atalanta. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Real Madrid are planning to offer their Brazil defender Eder Militao, 24, a contract extension until 2028 with a release clause of 1bn euros included in the deal. (Fabrizio Romano)
 

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

Wolves are considering the future of head coach Bruno Lage after the club's underwhelming start to the season.



THE SUN


Nice lead the chase for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk despite Premier League interest.

Newcastle have put Elliot Anderson on a £30,000-a-week deal. The Toon are eager to keep the 19-year-old Scotland Under-21 international.

Manchester United new boy Antony is currently living in Paul Pogba's old house.

Harry Redknapp says Harry Maguire is a 'proper' defender' and the Man Utd star should start for England at the World Cup.

Juventus are ready to offload Manuel Locatelli in January with Arsenal already interested in signing him.

Garang Kuol watched on with fans as his new Newcastle team-mates thrashed Fulham.

Ruben Neves rejected approaches from Manchester United and Liverpool in the summer to wait for a "dream" move to Barcelona.



DAILY EXPRESS

Hundreds of football fans are reported to have died following riots during a match which got severely out of hand and resulted in clashes with police following the final whistle in the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya in Indonesia.

Manchester United are hoping second time's a charm when it comes to signing Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.


DAILY MAIL

Manchester United are hoping second time's a charm when it comes to signing Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

Luis Suarez has paid Uruguay team-mate Fede Valverde the ultimate compliment in comparing him to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard is expecting speculation around Douglas Luiz's future to continue all season - but concedes it is a 'touchy situation' with the Brazilian out of contract next summer.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Rangers fear injury-plagued defender John Souttar will not be available for a first-team return until 2023 after surgery on his Achilles.




Wolves boss Bruno Lage's future at the club is in doubt after their poor Premier League start continued with defeat by West Ham. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are hoping to move ahead of Liverpool and Manchester United in their pursuit of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 25. (Express)

Barcelona will rival the Gunners for the signature of Neves, too. (Sport)

West Ham are competing with AC Milan to sign 23-year-old Club Bruges winger Noa Lang. (Calciomercato)

Manchester City will increase striker Erling Haaland's wages after the 22-year-old's superb start to the season. (Star)

Haaland's father Alf-Inge has said in a new documentary that he only sees his son playing at City for "three or four years". (Star)

Nice are leading the race for Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk despite interest from Brentford, Everton and Newcastle, with the French side willing to pay £25million plus extras for the 21-year-old. (Sun)

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, remains on Manchester United's transfer wish list. (ESPN)

Liverpool are chasing Colombia and Chicago Fire forward Jhon Duran but face competition from Chelsea for the 18-year-old. (Sun)

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to battle it out for 18-year-old Norwegian striker Andreas Schjelderup, who plays for Danish club Nordsjaelland and has been dubbed the next Erling Haaland. (Mail)

Arsenal are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador centre-back Piero Hincapie, 20. (Teamtalk)

Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have urged Borussia Dortmund midfielder and fellow England international Jude Bellingham to join them at Liverpool. (Football Insider)

But Manchester United are also planning to pursue the 19-year-old again. (Express)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is not thinking about his future at the club despite his contract expiring at the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona still owe Manchester City £46m for the transfer of forward Ferran Torres, 22. (Mail)
 

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THE SUN


Wolves want Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim to replace Bruno Lage who was ruthlessly sacked yesterday.
Man City star Erling Haaland has told Jude Bellingham to join him at the club, according to reports.
Jack Grealish celebrated Manchester City's derby demolition of United by grabbing a Chinese takeaway with his pals.
Chelsea were hoping to keep Christopher Nkunku's medical at the club secret, according to reports.



DAILY EXPRESS

French forward Christopher Nkunku has reportedly chosen to join Chelsea amid interest from Manchester United. Paris Saint-Germain are also thought to be interested in the versatile playmaker, having sold him in 2019.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has deemed Donny van de Beek surplus to requirements, according to reports.
Barcelona are targeting a move for Wolves star Ruben Neves next summer which could eventually enable Frenkie de Jong to leave the club and join Manchester United, according to reports.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been tipped to make a move for his former player Moises Caicedo, who he managed during his time at Brighton. But the 47-year-old reportedly loves Seagulls midfielder Leandro Trossard so could decide to make a move for him instead.

DAILY MAIL
Djed Spence's sister aimed a dig at Antonio Conte after the manager left the right-back out of Tottenham Hotspur's 3-1 defeat by Arsenal on Saturday.
A mural honouring Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been vandalised for a second time after red paint was thrown over the artistry adorning the side of a house in the city.

DAILY MIRROR
Luis Suarez has confirmed he will not be returning to Europe, ending any idea of a return to Liverpool.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is reportedly open to bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge after the record signing's year on loan in Italy.
Sadio Mane has opened up on his recent run of low form for Bayern Munich and admitted it has proven challenging to adapt after leaving Liverpool this summer.


THE TIMES
The Real Madrid president has claimed football is "sick", has been overtaken by American sports in terms of popularity, and that a European Super League would cure its ills.
Tax investigations into British football clubs have yielded £59m for HM Revenue & Customs in the past year, according to figures released by a leading accountancy firm.
An insolvency expert wrongfully prosecuted during a disastrous fraud probe into the takeover of Rangers claims he has only just been given crucial documents by the Crown Office that should have been handed over two years ago.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
England internationals Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence are among four Worcester Warriors players who will join Bath on loan this week as the club desperately try and cut costs.

THE INDEPENDENT
British number one Cameron Norrie has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid.
Eddie Jones has reacted to the new Gallagher Premiership season being launched with a glut of tries by warning his England players they will be dropped if they are vulnerable in defence.
World Cup hopeful Conor Gallagher will get plenty of chances to impress Gareth Southgate in October, promised new Chelsea boss Graham Potter.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has been "discussed" as an option for the vacant Wolves job, according to reports.
Rangers ace Ryan Kent could be set for a January reunion with Steven Gerrard, according to reports.

DAILY RECORD
Rangers star Ryan Kent is reportedly attracting interest from Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa and Leeds United as the clock ticks down on his Ibrox contract.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is expected to be the subject of a Manchester United bid 'pretty soon', according to reports.

THE GUARDIAN
Wolves have sounded out the former Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins and are expected to hold further talks this week.

DAILY STAR
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly could further his pursuit to follow the Red Bull model by bringing in RB Leipzig's technical director having overseen a medical for star player Christopher Nkunku.
Manchester City are likely to rip up Erling Haaland's contract and give him a new one - if he continues to plunder goals at such a prolific rate.

METRO
Manchester United are reportedly set to battle several of Europe's biggest clubs for the signing of Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos.




Former Olympiacos coach Pedro Martins is likely to be a strong contender to replace Bruno Lage as Wolves manager, while Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui could be considered and Celtic's Ange Postecoglou has been discussed. (Telegraph

Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim is also among the contenders for the Wolves job, though it would cost the club £20m in compensation. (Sun)

Chelsea wanted to keep news that Christopher Nkunku had already had a medical with the club a secret as they have yet to agree a fee with RB Leipzig for the 24-year-old France forward. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool will face competition from Juventus and Real Madrid for the signature of 25-year-old Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, whose Leicester contract expires at the end of the season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sevilla and Valencia are interested in signing 26-year-old France forward Anthony Martial from Manchester United. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

UAE side Sharjah FC have expressed an interest in signing Everton striker Salomon Rondon, though the 33-year-old Venezuela international looks likely to stay at Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)

Reims want to turn their season-long loan of Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, 21, into a permanent move. (Ekrem Konur)

Arsenal could face competition from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain for 22-year-old Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic. (Il Bianconero - in Italian)

Manchester United failed in a bid to sign Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 24, from Juventus over the summer. (Sport Mediaset - in Italian)

Arsenal have enquired about signing Locatelli in the January transfer window. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham's Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, 30, will be a target for Sevilla in the January transfer window. (Vamos Mi Sevilla - in Spanish)
 

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Tuesday's newspapers


THE TELEGRAPH


Former Liverpool and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is in the frame for the top job at Nottingham Forest as East Midlands derby defeat pushes Steve Cooper to the brink.


THE TIMES

Arsenal have stepped up efforts to tie down William Saliba to a new contact until 2027 after his performances this season.
Willaim Saliba's current Arsenal contract expires in 2024
Manchester United held a clear-the-air meeting into their shambolic derby day performance at their Carrington training base.
Arsene Wenger thinks the summer departure of "big-game player" Sadio Mane has been the main factor in Liverpool's slow start to the season.

THE SUN

Chelsea have reportedly joined Dusan Vlahovic's growing list of suitors.
Liverpool want to sign Youri Tielemans in the next transfer window, according to sources.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes slammed Jadon Sancho and Antony's performance in the derby against Manchester City.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Chelsea hope to sign Josko Gvardiol as well as Christopher Nkunku.
Julen Lopetegui and Bo Svensson have emerged as Wolves' top targets to replace Bruno Lage.

THE GUARDIAN

Gary O'Neil and Rob Edwards top Middlesbrough's shortlist after Chris Wilder's sacking on Monday morning.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has been tipped to make a move for his former player Moises Caicedo, who he managed during his time at Brighton.
Moises Caicedo has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Man United


SCOTTISH SUN

Merseyside cops say officers will flood the city to make sure Rangers' Champions League clash with Liverpool "goes ahead smoothly".

DAILY RECORD

Ange Postecoglou has challenged his Celtic team to begin stamping their Champions League authority after a bright reintroduction to the tournament which has delivered limited rewards.
VAR's introduction into Scottish football is said to be "imminent" with the technology set to be in place before the World Cup. Two former top referees say that it will be brought in within a matter of weeks to the Scottish Premiership after weeks of trialling.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, will be allowed to leave Manchester United in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)



Chelsea are believed to be monitoring Arsenal's 21-year-old Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli. (Mail)

The Gunners have offered 21-year-old England forward Bukayo Saka £200,000-a-week to extend his stay with the club. (Football.london)

In addition to talks with RB Leipzig about signing France forward Christopher Nkunku, 24, Chelsea are also discussing signing Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 20, from the German club. (90 Min)

The Blues will also assess the goalkeeping situation at the club over the coming months, with Senegal international Edouard Mendy, 30, yet to sign a new contract. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has told the club's hierarchy not to offer any players new contracts until he works out who deserves them. (Telegraph - subscription required)

France defender William Saliba has confirmed his representatives have spoken to Arsenal about the 21-year-old signing a new contract. (90 Min)

Barcelona manager Xavi says "it is not the moment" to talk about Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, returning to the club and to "leave him in peace" to enjoy his time at Paris St-Germain. (ESPN)

Wolves chiefs are in no rush to fast-track a replacement for manage Bruno Lage who was sacked on Sunday. (Sun)

Rafael Benitez, the ex-Liverpool manager, is an option to replace Colin Cooper at Nottingham Forest if the Premier League basement club decide to make a change. (Mail)

Former Watford manager Rob Edwards and Bournemouth caretaker boss Gary O'Neil are in the frame to replace the sacked Chris Wilder as manager of Middlesbrough. (Football Insider)

Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Leicester City are monitoring 23-year-old Sheffield United and Wales left-back Rhys Norrington-Davies. (Football Insider)

Newcastle have agreed a two-year contract extension with 30-year-old England striker Callum Wilson. (90min)
 

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Arsenal are reportedly willing to use Albert Sambi Lokonga in a straight swap for Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli, with both players valued around the £26m mark.
Arsenal scouts are said to have cast an eye over Croatia midfielder Lovro Majer in his side's 2-1 Nations League victory over Denmark at the back end of last month.
Liverpool are reportedly one of several clubs interested in making a move for Jamal Musiala, but Bayern Munich have no interest in selling the highly-rated teenager at the moment.


THE SUN

Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan has revealed the Saudi-led PIF were offered a 30 per cent stake in another Premier League club before they bought the Toon.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has hailed AC Milan's Rafael Leao as a "top player" amid transfer speculation.
Joe Cole believes not even the management greats of Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough could get this Chelsea team immediately challenging for league titles and European cups.
Antony ignored defensive orders from boss Erik ten Hag to track back before Sunday's 6-3 Manchester derby mauling.
Julen Lopetegui is set to bow out as Sevilla's head coach after Wednesday's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund and take a massive step towards becoming Wolves' next boss.
Italy's justice ministry has asked Brazilian authorities to extradite former Manchester City star Robinho so he can serve a nine-year prison sentence in relation to rape.
Erling Haaland reportedly has a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave Manchester City for Real Madrid in 2024.
John Obi Mikel claims snubbing Manchester United for Chelsea was the "best decision" he ever made.
Arsenal star William Saliba was lined up by Barcelona for a transfer over the summer.

THE TIMES
A leading British football agent is the subject of a police blackmail investigation after allegedly sending a threatening email to the former Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.
Graham Potter insists he will focus on getting midfielder N'Golo Kante fit before addressing the World Cup winner's fast-expiring contract at Chelsea.
Everton's plan to exercise an option to sign Conor Coady on a permanent basis will not be affected by the change of manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Nottingham Forest have sounded out Rafa Benitez as a potential replacement for Steve Cooper with members of the club's recruitment team also facing the sack.
Worcester Warriors expect to be suspended from the Gallagher Premiership for the rest of the season and have their enforced relegation to the RFU Championship confirmed on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia is to organise international skiing and snowboarding events at a $500bn (£440 billion) futuristic megacity in the desert after being chosen to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games.


DAILY MIRROR
Xabi Alonso is under serious consideration to become Bayer Leverkusen's new manager, according to reports.
Lionel Messi is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain this summer and there have been suggestions that he plans to return to Barcelona - but it is understood no decision has been made.

THE INDEPENDENT
Ukraine is set to join Spain and Portugal in a combined bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Gary O'Neil is unlikely to return to Middlesbrough as Chris Wilder's replacement as the club searches for its sixth boss in less than five years.

DAILY MAIL
Leandro Trossard has refused to dismiss speculation linking him with a move away from Brighton.
Former Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has turned down the chance to take charge of Bayer Leverkusen.
Wolves target Julen Lopetegui is set to leave Sevilla in the coming days to pave the way for a possible move to Molineux.
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is considering sacking manager Steve Cooper as part of a major overhaul at the Premier League strugglers.
Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring in Manchester United's Donny van de Beek for around £13m, as the Foxes look to find a replacement for Youri Tielemans.
Highly-renowned medical leaders from the NFL and Premier League held a day-long summit on Tuesday to discuss best practices and health and safety advancements amidst the NFL London games.
Chelsea risk losing one of the world's best defensive midfielders for nothing in the summer after talks with N'Golo Kante over a contract extension stalled.
Barcelona coach Xavi called for referees to have to explain their decisions post-match after he felt his side were robbed in Milan.
Tony Bellew believes Tyson Fury never planned to fight Anthony Joshua on December 3, instead using their public negotiations to soften the blow of a disappointing match-up against Derek Chisora or Mahmoud Charr.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Nottingham Forest's recruitment chiefs are facing the sack after the club's mammoth £150m summer spend.
Grassroots football referees are considering a national strike after an official suffered severe injuries - reported to be a broken nose, broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder, a broken collarbone and concussion - during a "serious assault" on Sunday.
Wasps have 10 days to secure vital investment or face entering administration after the club filed a second notice of intention to appoint administrators.

DAILY STAR
A Liverpool mural of Jurgen Klopp was vandalised ahead of the Champions League group stage clash with Rangers.




Manchester City are already trying to renegotiate Erling Haaland's contract, which includes a clause allowing the Norway striker, 22, to leave after two years if Real Madrid make an offer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle on a new contract for England winger Bukayo Saka, 21. (Football Insider)

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is considering sacking manager Steve Cooper and some of the club's recruitment staff after five successive Premier League defeats. (Mail)

Forest are considering former Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez as Cooper's potential replacement, while ex-Burnley boss Sean Dyche is also an option. (Guardian)

Manchester United are reluctant to let Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo leave in the January transfer window, and the 37-year-old may have to wait until his contract runs out next summer before departing Old Trafford. (Mirror)

United are interested in signing Benfica's Portuguese forward Goncalo Ramos, 21, and PSV Eindhoven's Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23. (Express)

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has turned down the chance to manage struggling Bayer Leverkusen in his native Germany. (Sport1)

Leverkusen are looking at appointing former Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso as a replacement for manager Gerardo Seoane. (ESPN)

Chelsea are leading the race for AC Milan's 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao. (Star)

AC Milan could use their game against Chelsea in the Champions League to talk to the Blues about signing 23-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah and United States forward Christian Pulisic, 24. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Inter Milan could look to try to sign Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, from Manchester United in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool's owners are willing to fund a big-money transfer in January if Reds manager Jurgen Klopp and the club's recruitment team find the right player. (Football Insider)

Liverpool boss Klopp says he wanted to sign Arsenal's Martin Odegaard, 23, for previous club Borussia Dortmund but the Norway midfielder chose to join Real Madrid. (Goal)

Arsenal are thinking of offering Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 22, in a swap deal for 24-year-old Juventus and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli. (Calcio Mercato Web)

Leandro Trossard, 27, has refused to dismiss speculation linking him with a move away from Brighton, with Arsenal and Chelsea interested in the Belgian winger. (Mail)

Everton plan to exercise an option to turn 29-year-old England defender Conor Coady's loan move from Wolverhampton Wanderers into a permanent switch for a fee believed to be less than £10m. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea boss Graham Potter says his focus is on getting France midfielder N'Golo Kante fit again, and that the contract situation of the 31-year-old, whose deal runs out next summer, is "between the club and him". (Guardian)

Sevilla have agreed a deal with former manager Jorge Sampaoli to return to the club to replace Julen Lopetegui as boss. (ESPN)
 

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Southampton are set to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after the club's poor start to the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is a potential candidate to replace Hasenhuttl at St Mary's. (Mail)

Forest face competition from Leicester City to land Rafael Benitez as their new manager, if they decide to sack Cooper. (Football Insider)

New York Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber is also being considered by Forest. (Sun)

Liverpool will consider a move for Bayern Munich's 19-year-old Germany midfielder Jamal Musiala next summer should they fail to land Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Mirror)

Liverpool and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 27, will not discuss a new deal with the Reds until January. His current contract expires next summer. (Bild)

Barcelona have agreed to permanently sell Antoine Griezmann, 31, to Atletico Madrid for half his 40m euros asking price. The France forward is currently on loan at Atletico. (Marca - in Spanish)

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, will be Chelsea's top transfer target in 2023. (90min)

Everton will pay just £4.5m to turn 29-year-old England defender Conor Coady's loan from Wolves into a permanent deal before the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are monitoring Marcus Rashford's situation at Manchester United before a possible bid for the 24-year-old England striker. (Football Insider)

Lionel Messi has yet to receive any contract offers with his Paris St-Germain deal expiring at the end of the season, though former club Barcelona are keen to re-sign the 33-year-old Argentina striker. (Fabrizio Romano)

Messi is open to a return to Barcelona but one of the obstacles to any deal is his relationship with the La Liga club's president, Joan Laporta. (Mail)

Former Olympiakos boss Pedro Martins, who was linked with the Wolves job, is close to being appointed manager of Hull. (Talksport)

English striker Eddie Nketiah, 23, says he is frustrated at his lack of game time at Arsenal since signing a new five-year deal in the summer but is determined to prove he deserves to play more for the Gunners. (Mail)

American group LAMF Global Ventures Corp has expressed an interest in taking over Everton but a deal is not thought to be close. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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DAILY MIRROR


Liverpool are weighing up a move for Germany's Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala.
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has confirmed that his club held discussions over signing Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer - but opted against a move.
Erling Haaland reportedly earns just shy of an eye-watering £900,000 per week at Manchester City.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Bournemouth expect to announce that the club is to be sold to American investor Bill Foley for around £120 million, with the 77-year-old in Dorset on Thursday to watch the first team train ahead of an agreement with Russian-British businessman Maxim Demin.
The All England Club has been plunged into turmoil by the departure of three senior directors and a move to sideline its chairman Ian Hewitt in the wake of the controversial decision to ban Russians and Belarusians from this year's Wimbledon.
Eddie Jones could be forced into another shake-up of his England staff before next year's World Cup with Anthony Seibold, his defence coach, linked to a top job in Australian rugby league.


THE SUN
Cristiano Ronaldo could be offered an exit route from Manchester United by Galatasaray, according to reports.
N'Golo Kante has reportedly been offered a shock switch to Arsenal or Tottenham.


DAILY EXPRESS
A Europa League tie between Malmo and Union Berlin was delayed after a huge explosion took place just a few yards away from the pitch. Trouble began to emerge from the stands as fans threw objects and pyrotechnic missiles onto the pitch, causing the referee to suspend play and take the players off the pitch on Thursday night in Sweden.
Liverpool will mitigate financial challenges faced by potentially failing to qualify for the Champions League by continuing their off-the-pitch development, the club's chief executive has explained. Billy Hogan has insisted that the club's hierarchy have plans in place should Jurgen Klopp's side fail to finish in the Premier League's top four.

THE TIMES
England will go into the World Cup without a win in their past six matches and facing what is officially the toughest group in the tournament.
Restaurant owners in Manchester have criticised the "preposterous" claims made by a footballer's wife who said the city's establishments serve only "horrible" and "frozen" food.

THE INDEPENDENT
Trevoh Chalobah believes Reece James might just be the world's best right-back.
England players will join forces with the United States to show solidarity for victims of the abuse scandal ahead of Friday evening's sold-out international at Wembley.
Pep Guardiola believes the brilliance of Erling Haaland is allowing another attacking "weapon" in Julian Alvarez to settle quietly and effectively at Manchester City.

DAILY MAIL
Brendan Rodgers has revealed he twice rejected the chance to leave Leicester as he tries to turn around their season.
Taking the knee at the World Cup retains significant support from inside the England camp, despite the players not doing it for the first time in two years before last month's Nations League matches.

DAILY STAR
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly not part of the leadership group that's been forged at Manchester United.

DAILY RECORD
Rangers are set to reward rising star Adam Devine with a new contract.
Matt O'Riley insists Celtic must learn fast to get ruthless and go for the Champions League kill.

SCOTTISH SUN
Arsenal are leading the chase for Rangers youngster Jack Wylie, according to a report.




Galatasaray want to sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, from Manchester United in January. (Fotomac - in Turkish)

Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn says the Bundesliga giants considered a move for Ronaldo in the summer. (Bild, via Mail)

Wolves are expected to hold talks with Julen Lopetegui this weekend, following the former Spain manager's sacking as Sevilla head coach. (Sky Sports)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, believes Chelsea do not want to offer him a contract extension, with his current deal due to expire next summer. (Footmercato - in French)

Arsenal are interested in Porto and Iran's 30-year-old forward Mehdi Taremi. (A Bola, via TEAMtalk)

Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Benfica's 18-year-old Portuguese defender Antonio Silva. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Inter Milan hope to secure Hakan Calhanoglu's long-term future at the club after fending off interest in the 28-year-old Turkey midfielder from clubs including Everton. (Teamtalk)

US billionaire Bill Foley, the owner of NHL franchise the Vegas Golden Knights, has a verbal agreement in place to buy Bournemouth. (Athletic - subscription required)

Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, is earning £865,000-per-week at Manchester City. (Mail)

Leeds United are interested in 22-year-old Swiss forward Noah Okafor, who plays for Red Bull Salzburg, but face competition from AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Championship table-toppers Sheffield United are keen on Kilmarnock's Scottish centre forward Bobby Wales, 17. (Football Insider)

Barcelona's vice-president has warned the club's wage bill will not reach manageable levels until the contracts of star names including Spain defenders Gerard Pique, 35, and Jordi Alba, 33, and midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, come to an end. (Mail)

Barcelona have been linked with Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi but it appears the 23-year-old is close to signing a new deal with Real Sociedad. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former player Rio Ferdinand has urged former club Manchester United to sign Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, who is also a target of Real Madrid and Liverpool. (Mirror)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he has rejected two opportunities to leave the club. (Leicester Mercury)
 

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Cristiano Ronaldo is dismayed at stubborn Erik ten Hag's training and tactics with the Portuguese forward believing United would be better off playing a different way.
Football's lawmakers have rejected a proposal for matches to be reduced to 60 minutes of "effective playing time" but will tell referees to crack down on time-wasting at the World Cup.
The Professional Footballers' Association met with their National Football League counterparts in London on Friday to discuss a number of key issues including concussion protocol.


THE SUN

Real Madrid are poised to pip the Premier League big guns to land Jude Bellingham for £87million next summer
Could Jude Bellingham leave Borussia Dortmund next summer?
Floyd Mayweather could take on Conor McGregor in the Octagon - as well as in a much-anticipated boxing rematch - for a world-record $1.5billion (£1.3bn) payday.
Tyson Fury is set to fight Derek Chisora in a trilogy bout next after talks with Anthony Joshua were KO'd.
Jack Grealish has spent £6million on a stunning mansion which comes with its own helipad.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Christopher Vivell will join Chelsea as the club's new technical director, with the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership set to make more senior football appointments.
Crystal Palace forward Junior Dixon is the latest English player attracting interest from foreign clubs following his goals in the Premier League Under-18 competition.
Everton are weighing up a move for Bodo/Glimt goalkeeper Nikita Haikin as he approaches the end of his contract with the Norwegian club.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has been forced into a major climbdown over its plans to cut its premier domestic competition to 10 games and now looks likely to accept a compromise.

DAILY MAIL
Former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick is among the contenders to take over as head coach of Middlesbrough.
Tottenham are planning a tribute to Gian Piero Ventrone when they face Brighton on Saturday after their fitness coach passed away on Thursday at the age of 61.
Chelsea have recruited Dave Grohl's personal physio to revamp the club's medical team after sacking their two most senior medics last month.
Southampton are considering Domenico Tedesco and Manchester City assistant boss Enzo Maresca as possible candidates to replace Ralph Hasenhuttl if they sack the Austrian.
Tottenham are planning a multi-million-pound upgrade of their retractable pitch just three years after opening their new £1billion home.
Will Jacks has set his sights on becoming a genuine all-rounder as England's selectors ponder which spinners to take to Pakistan for the three-Test series in December.

DAILY MIRROR
Eden Hazard will hold talks with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez after footage of him attending a nightclub ahead of a recent international match went viral.

THE INDEPENDENT
England captain Jos Buttler is poised to return after nearly two months out in his side's series-opening T20 against Australia on Sunday.
New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell is a doubt for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia after suffering a fractured finger.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic captain Callum McGregor was wearing a knee brace as he boarded a flight to see a specialist as Ange Postecoglou awaits news of how long the influential midfielder will be out for.
Fiorentina have been branded classless after a video was shared of a messy away dressing room at Tynecastle following the Italian side's Europa Conference League win in Edinburgh.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers are looking for a new head of communications after the departure of David Graham.




Real Madrid are set to tempt Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, to sign for them by suggesting the chance may never come around again. (Telegraph subscription required)

Liverpool are monitoring a host of Galatasaray players including French defender Sacha Boey, 22, Denmark centre-back Victor Nelsson, 23, and Turkish wingers Kerem Akturkoglu, 23, and Yunus Akgun, 22. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are considering moving for Chelsea's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, next summer. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Manchester United are confident Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, will stay at the club in January because of a lack of interest in the Portugal forward. (ESPN)

Newcastle United have held talks with Brazilian side Vasco da Gama over the potential signing of 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, who would be expected to cost £30m. (The i)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers accepts that England midfielder James Maddison's good form will lead to offers for the 25-year-old in January. (Mail)

Chelsea are set to appoint Christopher Vivell as technical director after the German was sacked by RB Leipzig. (Telegraph - subscription required)



Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl's position is uncertain and the south coast club are looking at former RB Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco and Manchester City assistant boss Enzo Maresca as possible candidates to replace the Austrian. (Mail)

Napoli's Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 27, could end up at Manchester United or Everton next season, his former agent has suggested. (Gonfia la Rete - in Italian)

Ex-Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez and newly appointed Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso were among the names considered to replace Steve Cooper at Nottingham Forest before the club decided to offer him a new contract. (Mail)

Tottenham will pay Juventus £30.7m to sign Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 22, on a permanent deal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona vice-president Eduard Romeu is confident the club could find a way to bring Paris St-Germain's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, back if they wanted to. (90min)

Ex-England captain David Beckham's son Romeo, under contract at Inter Miami, is training with Brentford's B team following the end of the Major League Soccer Next Pro season. (Guardian)

Leicester are finalising a deal to sign Poland goalkeeper Bartlomiej Drągowski, 25, from Italian side Spezia in January. (Meczyki - in Polish)

Atletico Madrid have signed a £17.5m deal to turn 31-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann's loan from Barcelona into a permanent transfer. (Marca - in Spanish)

France midfielder Houssem Aouar, whose contract with Lyon runs out in summer 2023, is expected to leave the French club, with Roma, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Sevilla interested in the 24-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace forward Junior Dixon has been scouted by Everton and Borussia Dortmund, while Belgian club Genk are also interested in the 17-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is being offered an escape route out of Manchester United in the shape of a potential move to Inter Miami, the club co-owned by his former team-mate David Beckham. (Star)

Liverpool have a strong interest in 23-year-old West Ham midfielder Declan Rice and could look to try to sign the England international next year. (Football Insider)

Nice's Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 35, could be on the move again in the January transfer window, only six months after leaving Leicester. (L'Equipe, in French, subscription required)

Barcelona's search for a right-back has led them to Manchester United's Diogo Dalot, with the 23-year-old Portugal international's contract at Old Trafford due to expire at the end of the season. (Sport, in Spanish)


Leeds have agreed personal terms with Cody Gakpo and are now working on a fee with PSV Eindhoven for the 23-year-old Dutch winger who had also interested Manchester United.(Mirror)

Tottenham are offering manager Antonio Conte a new deal worth more than £20m a year and want something formalised with the Italian before the January transfer window opens. (Football Insider)

Liverpool were in the race to sign Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 26, in the summer before he eventually joined Tottenham from Brighton. (The Athletic, subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are working on a return to the club for Adrien Rabiot, 27, with the French midfielder due to end his contract with Juventus next summer. (Fichajes, in Spanish)

Arsenal have suffered a major blow in their pursuit for Juventus star Manuel Locatelli, 24, after the Italian midfielder decided to stay in Turin. (Football London)

Roma's English striker Tammy Abraham, 25, says "you never know the future" when asked about his former club Chelsea's reported buy-back clause. (Ojora Babatunde)
 

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DAILY MAIL


Wolves will have to wait until next week to announce Julen Lopetegui their new manager as the Spaniard attends to a family matter in his homeland.
Chelsea appear to have taken an important step in their much-delayed plans for a £1bn revamp of their stadium after a £50m site next to Stamford Bridge was put up for sale.




DAILY MIRROR

FA chiefs are set to investigate a bust-up during Arsenal's dramatic win over Liverpool.
Liverpool's Luis Diaz left The Emirates Stadium on crutches and wearing a knee brace after Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Arsenal.
Kylian Mbappe has deleted an Instagram story after appearing to have a dig at Paris Saint-Germain for the way he is currently being utilised at the club.

THE SUN

Tyson Fury has blamed Anthony Joshua's ego and business interests for blowing their December 3 Cardiff clash and has insisted the pair will never fight.
Chelsea have hired Dave Grohl's personal physio Freddie Murray, who helped the Foo Fighters frontman recover from an on-stage broken leg.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has revealed that he has taken the game by storm by feasting on a diet of hearts and liver.
Harry Maguire was given special permission by Manchester United boss Erik ten Haag to take a break in Portugal this week to "clear his head" as he recovers from injury.

DAILY EXPRESS

Nick Kyrgios and tennis rival Stanislas Wawrinka once had to be separated in the locker room after an infamous on-court encounter, a tournament director has revealed.
Manchester United could see their chances of signing Napoli winger Hirving Lozano scuppered if Liverpool move for Jeremy Doku.

SCOTTISH SUN

Giovanni van Bronckhorst insists Rangers will have to go for broke against Liverpool to keep their Euro dream alive.
Stephen Welsh believes Celtic can make home advantage count to finally kick-start their Champions League campaign with RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk visiting Glasgow in their next two European games.





Chelsea are looking at Villarreal's Spain midfielder Yeremy Pino, 19, as a contingency plan with England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, heading into the final 20 months of his contract. Roma's Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 27, is another option for the Blues. (Telegraph)

Inter Milan are set to launch another bid to try to tempt Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake, 27, away from Manchester City. (Ekrem Konur on Twitter)

Arsenal have shown an interest in signing Club Bruges' Spanish forward Ferran Jutgla, 23. (Totofichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea are set to discuss Denis Zakaria's situation at the club, with the 25-year-old Switzerland midfielder failing to feature under new manager Graham Potter. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are considering a move for Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, as their hopes of signing Martin Zubimendi, 23, appear to be over with the Spaniard set to agree a new deal with Real Sociedad. (Sport - in Spanish)

France striker Antoine Griezmann, 31, has completed a permanent move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid. (Sun)

Barcelona are set to save 36m euros (£31.6m) in wages with the sale of Griezmann. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool could look to sign Rennes and Belgium forward Jeremy Doku, 21, in January, (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United could see their hopes of signing Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 27, from Napoli ended by Liverpool's pursuit of Rennes' 20-year-old Belgian forward Jeremy Doku. Napoli would be keen to move for Doku should Lozano leave the club. (Express)

Wolves may have to wait a little longer to make Julen Lopetegui their new manager as the Spanish manager attends to a family matter in his homeland. (Daily Mail)

AC Milan are considering signing out-of-favour Chelsea and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, in January. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Several European clubs are monitoring Borussia Dortmund's USA forward Giovanni Reyna, 19. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal scouts were left impressed by Real Madrid's Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 24, after initially travelling to watch Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in their Champions League meeting. (Defensa Central, via Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says it "doesn't look good" for injured pair Trent Alexander-Arnold, 24, and Luis Diaz, 25. (Daily Mirror)

Manager Gareth Southgate says he wants to see out his England contract until it expires in 2024. (Mail)
 

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THE INDEPENDENT


Newcastle retain an interest in Leicester playmaker James Maddison and Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby among others.


THE TIMES

Gabriel Martinelli says that he wants to commit to a new long-term contract at Arsenal.



DAILY MAIL


Arsenal will have to give Gabriel Martinelli pay parity with the club's top-earners as talks over a new deal get underway.

The Football Association has spoken to Arsenal defender Gabriel after the governing body opened a probe into his confrontation with Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson on Sunday.

Arsenal are reported to be monitoring Nicolo Zaniolo's contract talks at Roma, with a view to signing the attacking midfielder.

Kazuyoshi Miura has rewritten his own record as the oldest active professional footballer by playing aged 55 years and 225 days old.

There's more unsettlement at Barcelona after president Joan Laporta criticised players for not taking a salary cut, according to a report.


DAILY MIRROR

David de Gea admits he wants to remain at Manchester United "for more years" as a decision looms on his future.

Romeo Beckham is set to make his debut in English professional football. The 20-year-old is training with the Brentford B team, who will meet Crewe in a specially-arranged behind-closed-doors game on Saturday.

Thiago Silva has told Chelsea they are approaching crunch time in talks about a new contract.

Wolves chief Jeff Shi is in Julen Lopetegui's native Spain to try to persuade the coach to finally come to Molineux.


THE GUARDIAN

Sarina Wiegman has denied she has signed a new contract with the Football Association to extend her time with the Lionesses beyond 2025.


THE SUN

Scottish footballer Zander Murray reckons Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol 'never intended to hurt anyone' after the former Spain goalkeeper's 'coming out' tweet.

Lionel Messi has been slammed by former Liverpool player Jerzy Dudek as being "provocative".

Lucy Bronze reckons talented English aces who get to play for a top club abroad "would be crazy" to turn the opportunity down. The Lionesses star, 30, says her Barcelona switch has given her a "new lease life".


DAILY STAR

Iker Casillas lost over three million followers on Twitter after he was "hacked" on Twitter - leading to a tweet reading: "I hope you respect me: I'm gay."

Erling Haaland has revealed his bizarre diet that has defenders terrified of facing him this season for Manchester City. Powering the formidable forward are meals consisting of hearts and livers as part of a 6,000 calories-a-day diet that also includes a special drinking system through filtered water.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly interested in the prospect of potentially making a move to David Beckham's Inter Miami in the MLS.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal have a deadline to activate the two-year option they have to extend Charlie Patino's contract, according to reports. The 18-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season and Arsenal must decide whether to trigger the clause in the coming months.

Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has been informed that Cody Gakpo is no longer interested in joining the Whites in the January transfer window.

Arsenal have been tipped to rival Liverpool and Real Madrid for Jude Bellingham if they manage to hold on to a spot in the Champions League next season.

DAILY RECORD

Gio van Bronckhorst has performed a Rangers striking U-turn as he now believes he can play Antonio Colak and Alfredo Morelos together.





Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Liverpool and Brazil 31-year-old forward Roberto Firmino. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Leicester City are keeping tabs on Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25. (Ekrem Konur)

Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, says he wants to sign a new long-term contract with Arsenal and is in talks about doubling his current wage of about £50,000 a week. (Times - subscription required)

Martinelli wants parity with the Gunners' top earners - around £200,000 a week - before he commits to a new deal. (Mail)

Liverpool have no intention of triggering the option-to-buy clause in Arthur Melo's season-long loan deal from Juventus. The Brazil midfielder, 26, needs surgery on an injury sustained in training. (CBS Sports)

Brentford are set to hand striker Ivan Toney, 26, a new contract to fight off interest from Manchester United, Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham. (Mirror)

Everton have opened preliminary talks with Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, over a new contract. (Football Insider)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, wants to stay at Chelsea despite being linked with Paris St-Germain. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, could move to the Nou Camp on a free transfer next summer after his agent was seen in Barcelona. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle remain interested in Leicester and England playmaker James Maddison, 25, and Bayer Leverkusen's France forward Moussa Diaby, 23. (i News)

Middlesbrough are in advanced talks with Michael Carrick about becoming the club's manager. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have made fresh contact with ex-Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards about filling that position at Stamford Bridge. (90min)

Tottenham are in talks with Google over naming rights for their stadium. (Athletic - subscription required)

Romeo Beckham, son of former England captain David, is set to make his debut in English football when Brentford's B team take on Crewe in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Saturday. (Mirror)

Former Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan is an early frontrunner to become West Bromwich Albion manager after the club sacked Steve Bruce. (Mirror)

Next month's World Cup could face disruption as Qatar's main airport is not ready to cope with the mass influx of passengers travelling to attend the tournament. (Mail)

Chelsea's 18-year-old American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, who has been on loan at Chicago Fire, will train in London for two weeks while they decide whether he will link up with the squad permanently in January or return to MLS for a second loan spell. (Football.London)

PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo is no longer interested in a move to Leeds despite agreeing personal terms over the summer. Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid have also shown an interest in the 23-year-old Netherlands international. (Mirror)
 

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PSG will look to rival Chelsea for AC Milan star Rafael Leao as the Parisians seek out attacking replacements for Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, who could both leave the club in the summer.
N'Golo Kante wants to stay at Chelsea but he wants assurances in the form of a long-term contract.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is reportedly closing in on a switch to La Liga after his agent Joao Santos was spotted in Barcelona.
Michael Carrick is unlikely to make his first entry into management with Middlesbrough after speaking to the club.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has confirmed that Massimiliano Allegri will remain as the club's manager despite the team slipping to a 2-0 defeat against Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales has again come under fire after leaked messages revealed he made derogatory comments about Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Wolverhampton Wanderers' hopes of appointing Julen Lopetegui have collapsed after the former Sevilla manager turned down their approach.

DAILY MIRROR

Britain's richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has poured cold water on speculation that he could take over Manchester United from the Glazer family.

Jude Bellingham has been told that Arsenal could end up being a more attractive club to join than Liverpool by the time the summer transfer window rolls around.

Nottingham Forest have reportedly sacked recruitment chiefs George Syrianos and Andy Scott following their questionable transfer business in the summer window.

THE GUARDIAN

Chelsea are aiming to end doubts over Mason Mount's future after opening formal talks with the midfielder over a new long-term deal.

THE INDEPENDENT

Harry Kane insists he is fully focused on Tottenham Hotspur after being linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Fifa will distribute more than $200million to clubs whose players participate in the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

THE SUN

Arturo Vidal's dad has been found dead at Chile's oldest racecourse. Erasmo Vidal, 61, is said to have gone into cardiac arrest after suffering hypovolemic shock at the Club Hipico de Santiago.

The only way Kylian Mbappe can quit PSG this January is to join Liverpool, according to journalists in Spain.

DAILY STAR

Emile Heskey's son Jaden was named in the Manchester City U19 squad for the first time on Tuesday - despite being aged just 16.

DAILY EXPRESS

Former Manchester United transfer target Adrien Rabiot has broken his silence on penning a new deal with Juventus. The midfielder's contract with the Serie A side expires at the end of the season.

SCOTTISH SUN

Rangers star Leon King is attracting interest from three Premier League giants, according to a report.





France striker Kylian Mbappe will cost between 300-350m euros if any club wants to buy him, although Paris St-Germain have no intention of selling the 23-year-old after reports arose that he wants to leave them in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, 22, has a 200m euros release clause that kicks in from summer 2024. Manager Pep Guardiola said the Norway international did not have one "for Real Madrid or any other team" but the clause applies to any club outside England. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham Hotspur forward and England captain Harry Kane, 29, says he is "focused" on Spurs amid speculation he could move to Bayern Munich. (Sky Sports)

Spurs are monitoring Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney with Spurs having regularly watched the 26-year-old. (Football Insider)


Chelsea have opened talks with England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, over a new contract. (Standard)

Chelsea want to terminate the loan move of 25-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria from Juventus in January, and are also ready to listen to offers for Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29. (90min)

Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 38, says his family will have a say on whether he extends his contract at Chelsea, with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season. (Standard)

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Rafael Leao, 23, as a replacement for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, who are both reportedly set to leave, with the Portugal forward also attracting interest from Chelsea. (Mail)

Juventus want to sign Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot with the 23-year-old Portugal international keen to leave Old Trafford. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona intend to sell 28-year-old centre-back Samuel Umtiti in the summer. The France international is currently on loan at Lecce. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Newcastle and Leeds are all interested in signing 18-year-old Rangers defender Leon King, who is contracted at the Scottish club for another 18 months. (Fabrizio Romano)

PSG sporting advisor Luis Campos only joined the club in June but could be set to leave the Ligue 1 champions. (Le Parisien, via Mail)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he would have bought Manchester United in the summer but the Glazer family would not sell. (Financial Times, via Goal)

Nottingham Forest have sacked two senior recruitment figures, George Syrianos and Andy Scott, following an inquest into the club's summer spending. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Wigan boss Leam Richardson is in the frame to become West Brom's new manager after the Baggies sacked Steve Bruce. (Football Insider)
 

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THE TIMES


Erling Haaland would be allowed to leave Manchester City in two years if a foreign club pays his £175m (€200m) release clause.

Kevin De Bruyne has claimed Manchester City are surging clear of Liverpool this season because they are a more controlled and consistent team than their "up and down" rivals.
The EFL has been warned that attendances in lower-league matches could be severely hit if it scraps the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout.

Newcastle United officials are prepared to meet with the club's supporters to discuss renaming St James' Park.
Erling Haaland could leave Man City in 2024 if a foreign club pays his €200m release clause

DAILY STAR

The Glazers would consider selling Manchester United if a bid was made in excess of a staggering $10bn.
Chelsea are reportedly looking into terminating the contract of Denis Zakaria, just two months after his summer arrival on loan from Juventus.

DAILY MAIL
Reece James is expecting good news when he undergoes a definitive scan on a knee injury that has threatened his World Cup dream on Thursday.
Christian Pulisic has said he is "extremely happy" at Chelsea amid a slow start to the season where he has been handed just two starts in the league.
Chelsea are in talks with Southampton as they look to appoint Joe Shields to head up their recruitment.
Ashley Williams has been hit with an FA charge for improper conduct and violent, threatening behaviour after allegedly attacking an opposition coach at an U12s football match.
Manchester United season-ticket holders have been left outraged after being told to provide a description of their clothing and photographic ID so they can be identified on CCTV to prove they were at home matches the club claim they did not attend.

THE SUN
Chelsea are targeting Norwich's Stuart Webber as their next sporting director.
Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to splash out more than £88m to secure Harry Kane.
Leicester have banned a number of birthday message announcements amid calls for manager Brendan Rodgers to be sacked.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Paris Saint-Germain have been accused of hiring a digital agency to carry out smear campaigns against star player Kylian Mbappe.
Chelsea are optimistic over Reece James following an initial assessment on a knee injury.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers star Leon King is attracting interest from three Premier League giants, according to a report.


AC Milan are preparing to open talks about a new deal with Portugal forward Rafael Leao and hope to agree terms before the World Cup starts in November. Chelsea have been linked with the 23-year-old and are following the situation closely. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia)

AC Milan are interested in 26-year-old Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, whose contract runs until 2024. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are close to a deal to appoint Southampton's head of senior recruitment Joe Shields as their director of recruitment. (Guardian)

Chelsea are interested in recruiting Stuart Webber as sporting director. He has been in the same role at Norwich since 2017 and has helped them to two Championship titles. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid are not interested in signing 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe from Paris St-Germain, despite reports that he is not happy there. (Marca)

Manchester City have told a number of clubs, including Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, who have enquired about Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 27, that they will not sell him in January. (90 Min)

Liverpool are monitoring Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 24, before the January transfer window. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

The Glazer family are not interested in selling Manchester United but would consider it if an offer was made in excess of $10 billion (£902m). (Star)

Brentford have opened talks about a new contract with 26-year-old England striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with Tottenham. (Football Insider)

Leeds United are set to offer 25-year-old English midfielder Jack Harrison, who attracted interest from Newcastle United in the summer, an improved deal. (Football Insider)

Wolves are in advanced negotiations with former Olympiakos boss Pedro Martins, who recently failed to agree a deal to become Hull City manager, as the successor to Bruno Lage. (Maisfutebol - in Portuguese)

Wolves have interviewed ex-player and former Watford boss Rob Edwards for the manager's post. (Telegraph)

Chelsea and England right-back Reece James, 22, are hopeful that the knee injury he suffered is not too serious following an initial assessment. (Telegraph - subscription)

Tottenham want to make 22-year-old Sweden midfielder Dejan Kulusevski's loan permanent. He joined in January on an 18-month loan from Juventus. (Sky Sports)

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri is unhappy with reports linking Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, with a move to Juventus. (Football Italia)

West Brom are interested in speaking to Millwall boss Gary Rowett about their vacant manager's position after sacking Steve Bruce. (Sky Sports)
 

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DAILY MAIL


Kylian Mbappe is at the centre of PSG's squad split with players angry at his privileged role
Jurgen Klopp and Didi Hamann's friendship is 'over', reports in Germany claim, with the ex-Liverpool midfielder saying he 'doesn't really understand' his countryman's attack on him.
Premier League players and agents are not happy after being ordered by HMRC to provide evidence of involvement in transfers as far back as 2018.
Thomas Tuchel 'has turned down job offers from two unnamed Premier League clubs' since his departure from Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel is reportedly interested in taking the England role
N'Golo Kante could be ruled out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after relapsing from his hamstring injury, according to reports.
Newcastle United are pursuing Vasco de Gama's highly-rated teenage midfielder Andrey Santos.
Juventus' decision to go on a training retreat following their disastrous defeat to Maccabi Haifi has divided the squad, according to reports.
Nuno Espirito Santo is targeting a return to top-level European football barely three months after joining Saudi Arabian club At-Ittihad.
Eddie Jones has confirmed that he intends to carry on coaching until the 2027 World Cup - as he prepares for his final year in charge of England.

THE TIMES
Dan Ashworth says Newcastle's targets are to catch Manchester City, develop the academy and qualify for Europe so they can attract top talent - all while adhering to FFP rules.
Thomas Tuchel would be interested in taking charge of England after the World Cup if Gareth Southgate were to step down.
Azeem Rafiq has been forced to deny fresh allegations that he used antisemitic and homophobic language during his playing career, calling them a "coordinated campaign of lies".

DAILY STAR
World Cup chiefs are planning 'sober tents' for boozed-up fans in Qatar.
Brazil star Walace escaped a £100k supercar wreckage before it bursts into flames.
England fans have begged the FA to replace under-fire boss Gareth Southgate with Thomas Tuchel after the German made it clear he would be interested in the post.
Chelsea are poised to name ex-Manchester City super scout Joe Shields as their new director of recruitment.

THE SUN
Gary Lineker has slammed the referee selling the £2.5-3m valued match ball from Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal against England.
Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has been spotted meeting Barcelona chiefs at a restaurant in the city.
Chelsea want to sign Konrad Laimer in a triple raid of RB Leipzig next summer, according to reports.
Bosnian keeper Tarik Karic has arrived for a Manchester United trial - just a month after his 17th birthday.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to attend the Ballon d'Or ceremony for the first time in five years.

DAILY MIRROR
Newcastle will refuse to sell Bruno Guimaraes to Real Madrid in January, despite significant interest.

THE ATHLETIC
Clearlake Capital's Jose E. Feliciano says Chelsea have the opportunity to double their revenue.
Marcelo Gallardo announced that he will not return to coach River Plate after his contract ends in December.
Everton defender Yerry Mina will miss Saturday's trip to Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a minor injury setback.
Rangers defender Ben Davies is being assessed for an injury complaint after the 7-1 defeat by Liverpool.

DAILY EXPRESS
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is reportedly preparing to go all out for Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham next summer.
Liverpool hold renewed hope of signing Kylian Mbappe after Paris Saint-Germain's wantaway forward previously held a meeting with Reds owner John W Henry on his private jet.

THE GUARDIAN
Qatar's emir has thanked Vladimir Putin for Russia's great support in organising the 2022 World Cup and said he is "proud" of the relationship between the two countries.

DAILY RECORD
James Tavernier has said sorry to the raging Rangers fans who demanded better after another Champions League hiding.
John McGinn revealed he could have been a Hearts star had Tynecastle boss Robbie Neilson followed up an initial phone call before the midfielder left St Mirren for Hibs in 2015.

SCOTTISH SUN
Lee Johnson fears Ryan Porteous will be hounded out of Scottish football.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
The Gallagher Premiership could be reduced to 10 teams in response to the growing financial crisis gripping the English domestic game.



Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel would be interested in taking over as England manager if Gareth Southgate leaves after the World Cup in Qatar. Tuchel, 49, has rejected offers from two unnamed Premier League clubs since being sacked by Chelsea in September. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are interested in signing RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol. The 20-year-old Croatian, who was linked with Chelsea in the summer, last month extended his contract with Leipzig until 2027. (Football Insider)

Chelsea expect to complete the signing of RB Leipzig and France forward Christopher Nkunku, 24, before the start of the World Cup. (Bild via Metro)

Chelsea are also prepared to pay Borussia Dortmund 100m euros (£86.3m) for 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, but the Bundesliga side want at least 120m euros (£103.6m). (Bild - in German)


Lazio president Claudio Lotito says Manchester United will not sign the Italian club's Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, for less than £105m, adding: "every month the price goes up". (Il Messaggero via Mail)

Paris St-Germain have strongly denied claims that they used a third party to launch a social media smear campaign against France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23. (Goal)

Arsenal are planning on opening new contract talks with Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 30, after the World Cup. (Football Insider)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, wants to leave Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

AC Milan have offered 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao a new contract in an effort to ward off interest from Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Joao Santos, the agent of Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, has said they both prioritise the 30-year-old staying at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of his contract. (Tuttomercatoweb via Football London)

Atletico Madrid have no intention of selling Portugal forward Joao Felix in January despite the 22-year-old's frustration at playing a bit-part role in recent weeks. (Relevo - in Spanish)

England manager Gareth Southgate will offer his full support to Manchester United and Three Lions centre-back Harry Maguire before the World Cup in Qatar, despite the 29-year-old's struggles at club level. (Mirror)

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo is targeting a return to management in Europe but would be attracted to take up a position at Molineux again. (Mail)

Newcastle are weighing up a potential move for Vasco de Gama's Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18. (Mail
 

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THE TIMES


Erik ten Hag has told Marcus Rashford he needs to be more clinical but has backed the striker to rediscover his goalscoring touch after failing to find the net in his previous two matches.


DAILY MAIL

Antony has opened up on the support Cristiano Ronaldo has given him since his big-money summer transfer to Manchester United.

Bayern Munich are 'optimistic' they will complete the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer next summer.

Newcastle appear to be 'preparing a new contract for Bruno Guimaraes', just days after sporting director Dan Ashworth hinted he may have to leave amid interest from Real Madrid.

Tottenham want to secure Antonio Conte's future and intend to open contract talks with their head coach next month.

Virgil van Dijk can shut up the doubters by pocketing the rampant Erling Haaland, says Graeme Souness.

TELEGRAPH

Leicester City's Belgium defender Wout Faes says he turned down an offer to join Chelsea in the summer before deciding to move to the King Power Stadium.

DAILY STAR

Trent Alexander-Arnold's grandmother used to date Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Amazon bosses are reportedly growing in confidence over sealing Premier League giants Chelsea for the next instalment of the All of Nothing docuseries.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney was back in Cheshire to see his wife and children after the MLS season ended without success for his DC United team.

The ref who awarded Diego Maradona's Hand of God goal against England is trying to sell the match ball for £3m.

Chelsea want to sign Konrad Laimer in a triple raid of RB Leipzig next summer, according to reports.

A Brazilian investment firm has called for Neymar to be put in prison for five years on fraud and corruption charges.

DAILY MIRROR

Marko Arnautovic turned down Manchester United, rather than the reverse, according to the player's agent.

Former Premier League star Robbie Savage wants VAR gone after another week of controversies, including Fikayo Tomori's red card against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix has been linked with a January exit amid reports of issues in his relationship with manager Diego Simeone.

Patrick Vieira has called on football to move faster to address the lack of Black people in decision-making positions.

Paul Merson has admitted that "nobody is scared of Virgil van Djik anymore".

THE ATHLETIC

Representatives of Ronaldo approached Brentford about the possibility of buying the club in 2017.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has insisted the impact of Joe Shields was "not the biggest", with Southampton's head of recruitment set to join Chelsea.

Mason Mount will undergo a scan on a thigh issue but it is hoped he will be fit for Chelsea's trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.

An independent review into the Kanjuruhan Stadium disaster, which saw 132 people lose their lives, has claimed the league's stakeholders are unprofessional and do not understand their duties.

THE GUARDIAN

Ashley Williams has been charged by his local Football Association with improper conduct and violent, threatening behaviour after being accused of attacking a coach at an under-12s match.

DAILY RECORD

Ryan Porteous can win a move to Celtic by impressing for Hibs at Parkhead, according to Tam McManus.

SCOTTISH SUN

A senior Rangers employee who was pictured celebrating in the away end during the Ibrox side's 7-1 defeat to Liverpool has left his role with immediate effect.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Steven Gerrard is running out of time to save his Aston Villa job and Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are expected to be at Villa Park on Sunday for the visit of Chelsea.





Real Madrid are not yet considering another move for Paris St-Germain's 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, however the Spanish giants are monitoring former midfielder Xabi Alonso's performance as Bayer Leverkusen manager with interest. (ESPN)

Mbappe is considering buying himself out of his contract in January. (L'Equipe via Mail)

Meanwhile, PSG are interested in signing Real Madrid's 20-year-old Spanish centre-back Rafa Marin. (Marca - in Spanish)

Inter want to sign Romelu Lukaku permanently in the summer. The 29-year-old Belgium striker is on loan from Chelsea. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Inter are also interested in Everton and Colombia's 28-year-old centre-back Yerry Mina. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United are favourites to sign Porto's 23-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa. (Diario de Noticias, via TeamTalk)

United will activate an extension in Diogo Dalot's contract to fend off interest from Barcelona in the 23-year-old Portugal defender. (ESPN, via Mirror)

Newcastle United want to agree a new long-term contract with Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, before the end of the season. (90min)

Arsenal would be forced to pay more to sign Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, in January if his club Shakhtar Donestk progress in the Champions League. (Football.London)

Tottenham plan to open contract talks with manager Antonio Conte next month. The 53-year-old Italian's current deal runs until the end of the season. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid's 22-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix wants to leave the club in January due to his deteriorating relationship with manager Diego Simeone. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid are interested in a move for Bayern Munich and Canada full-back Alphonso Davies, 21. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United could be among the clubs ready to offer Felix a move away from Atletico Madrid. (A Bola via Express)

The agent of Bologna's Austria forward Marko Arnautovic has claimed the 33-year-old turned down Manchester United, rather than the Premier League club pulling out of a deal. (Gianluca di Marzio via Sport Witness)

Leicester City's Belgium defender Wout Faes, 24, says he turned down an offer to join Chelsea in the summer before deciding to move to the King Power Stadium. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have appointed a new head of recruitment, taking Joe Shields from fellow Premier League club Southampton. (Sun)

Manchester City are among the clubs competing to sign 16-year-old Ireland centre-back Sam Curtis, who plays for St Patrick's Athletic. (Football Insider)
 

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MAIL ON SUNDAY


Frenkie de Jong insists he fully expected Barcelona to leave him on the bench in bigger matches in a bid to force him out of the club, with Manchester United still showing interest in the midfielder.
Manchester United have reportedly made an enquiry about signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez - but they face competition from PSG in order to sign the Argentine.
Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has suffered a serious knee injury playing for Boca Juniors in his native Argentina.
The FA are unhappy at Chelsea's decision to keep Reece James in Milan amid his serious knee injury concerns, with the right-back set to miss the World Cup after being ruled out for up to eight weeks.
Eddie Howe believes Cristiano Ronaldo's second stint at Manchester United has been a success as opposed to a failure but says Newcastle United - one of the few clubs who could afford to sign him - would not be interested in the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix is 'looking to force a move away from the club after falling out with manager Diego Simeone'.
Harry Maguire has stepped up his bid to be fit for the World Cup by running again in training and he could be available to return to action in a week.
Premiership club owners are split over whether to increase the salary cap despite the financial crisis that has led to Worcester and Wasps being suspended from the league.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
Chelsea are keen to bolster their attacking ranks in the January transfer window by welcoming Christopher Nkunku to the squad.

THE SUNDAY TIMES
The British power plants empire of Daniel Kretinsky, who owns a 27 per cent stake in West Ham, has been plunged into turmoil as the spike in wholesale gas prices triggers painful cash calls.
Arsenal's Fabio Vieira has said he is bulking up to help accelerate his adjustment from Portuguese football to the Premier League.
Scotland's captain, Andy Robertson, feels they have "the hardest draw in the whole tournament" after being grouped with Spain, Norway, Georgia and Cyprus in qualifying for a place at Euro 2024.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst does not fear the sack by Rangers despite overseeing the worst home result in the club's history.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Chelsea target Christopher Nkunku is being checked out by Liverpool in case his move from RB Leipzig stalls.
A Premier League club have axed a long-serving member of their catering staff following a complaint from a WAG.
Sean Dyche is sending his friend Ian Woan to watch Premier League clubs who could be looking for a new boss.
England manager Gareth Southgate is in line for a £4m bonus if he can lead the Three Lions to World Cup glory.
Manchester City reportedly have the cash to sign Kylian Mbappe and partner him with Erling Haaland.
Brentford are set to rival Tottenham for Sunderland's highly-rated left-back Dennis Cirkin.
Anthony Gordon's contract talks at Everton are taking time to finalise, with the winger asking for around £100k a week.
England and Scotland are in an international battle for Darren Fletcher's twin sons Tyler and Jack.
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies.

SUNDAY MIRROR
England star Jack Grealish is growing his own veg after moving to £5.6m countryside mansion.
Folarin Balogun has dropped a huge hint he sees his long-term future as being at Arsenal as he continues to star on loan at Stade de Reims.
Nike reportedly lost their contract with Lionel Messi due to a 'trivial' issue that led to their relationship with the superstar turning sour.
Manchester United are monitoring AC Milan's Rafael Leao.

THE GUARDIAN
Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock wants to help the youth of Montserrat - and repay Eddie Howe for the manager's astute guidance.

SCOTTISH SUN
Lee Johnson was furious with his players after they were thrashed 6-1 by Premiership champions Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday.
Steve Hitchen is close to ending his football exile with a move to Celtic.
Celebrated Aussie Rules manager Alastair Clarkson will spend this week on a fact-finding mission with Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou in Scotland - despite historical bullying allegations against him.

SUNDAY MAIL
Rangers defender Ridvan Yilmaz is reportedly being "evaluated" by Trabzonspor, with Galatasaray also named as a potential suitor.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney believes a 10-team Gallagher Premiership could correct "a lot of things that have been wrong for a long time" in English club rugby.



England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, has no intention of signing a new West Ham deal this season despite being offered an eight-year contract worth £200,000 a week. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and France defender William Saliba, 21, is attracting interest from Paris St-Germain. (CBS Sport, via Sun Online)

Newcastle United are preparing to offer a club-record contract to Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, worth £200,000 a week. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid are set to rival Chelsea for the signature of Brighton and Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, with the 27-year-old out of contract next summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are interested in signing Slovakia midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, 27, from Napoli. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Everton's contract talks with England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon have stalled with the 21-year-old asking for about £100,000 a week. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag sent scouts to watch Portugal forward Rafael Leao at AC Milan's game against Chelsea on Tuesday. Chelsea and Manchester City have also been keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, who is valued at around £60m. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool have sent scouts to watch RB Leipzig and France forward Christopher Nkunku, 24, who is also a Chelsea target. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool have also joined the race to sign Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, from Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

De Jong says Barcelona have put pressure on him to leave the club, with Manchester United trying to sign the him in the summer. (Ziggo Sport, via Mail Online)

Manchester United and Paris St-Germain have enquired about Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 25.(Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail Online)

Steven Gerrard has told Aston Villa to accept a permanent offer for 27-year-old Burkina Faso winger Bertrand Traore, who is on loan at Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir, in January. (Football Insider)

Brentford are set to compete with Tottenham for Sunderland's English left-back Dennis Cirkin, 20. (Sun on Sunday)

Sean Dyche has sent former assistant Ian Woan to watch Premier League clubs who may soon be on the lookout for a new manager, such as Nottingham Forest and Leicester. (Sun on Sunday)
 

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Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has ruled out signing Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo because of the 37-year-old's age. (90min)

Magpies striker Alexander Isak, 23, is set to be out until after the World Cup following a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury. (Mail)

Manchester City would face no financial barriers in signing France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, who wants to leave Paris St-Germain despite signing a new contract in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are not planning to make another move for Mbappe after he chose to stay at PSG rather than move to the Bernabeu in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

England manager Gareth Southgate could collect a £4m bonus if he guides the Three Lions to World Cup glory in Qatar. (Sun)

Tottenham want to start talks over a new deal with striker Harry Kane but the 29-year-old is holding off from doing so, with the future of Spurs manager Antonio Conte - whose contract expires at the end of the season - one of the factors he is waiting on. (Football Insider)


AC Milan could move for Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus and Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 35, has been linked with a move to Tottenham after asking to be sold in the January transfer window. (Football Italia)

Chelsea were always planning to offer England right-back Reece James, 22, and midfielder Mason Mount, 23 new long-term deals with the club, even before it was sold to a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly in May. (CBS Sports)

Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 31, says 30-year-old Senegal forward Sadio Mane's departure to Bayern Munich is not to blame for their poor start to the Premier League season. (Sky Sports, via Mail)

Dutch defender Pascal Struijk, 23, says he wants to sign a new deal with Leeds United. (Voetbalzone - in Dutch)

Former Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards, who has been linked with Chelsea, wants time to consider his options. (Sun)

Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic claims Barcelona manager Xavi wanted him to stay at the club and that it was the 32-year-old's own decision to leave the Nou Camp for Emirati side Sharjah in the summer transfer window. (beIN, via 90min)
 

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DAILY STAR


Manchester United have joined the race for AC Milan forward Rafael Leao, who has 18 months left on his current contract at the San Siro and has so far rejected his club's offer of a new five-year deal amid interest from Chelsea.


THE SUN

Wolves are weighing up a move to make QPR boss Michael Beale their new manager.

England manager Gareth Southgate is in line for a £4m bonus if he can lead the Three Lions to World Cup glory.

Ryan Gauld admits he's given up on ever winning a Scotland cap after failing to hear from Steve Clarke.

England and Scotland are in a battle for former Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher's twin sons Tyler and Jack, who have already been selected for their dad's homeland.

DAILY MAIL

Newcastle's £60m record signing Alexander Isak has suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury and is likely to be out until after the World Cup.



THE TIMES

Kylian Mbappe has insisted he has "never asked to leave" Paris Saint-Germain despite numerous reports that he intended to seek a move in the coming January transfer window.


DAILY MIRROR

Barcelona president Joan Laporta stormed the referee's dressing room following his side's defeat to Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season.

Luis Figo has admitted he "talked a lot" to Liverpool and was keen to join the club in 2005, only for the club to miss out to Inter Milan.


THE GUARDIAN

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala suffered a serious injury in Roma's 2-1 home win over Lecce and may miss the World Cup, according to Jose Mourinho.


THE TELEGRAPH

Brendan Rodgers stormed out of a post-match media briefing following Leicester's 0-0 home draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday after a question about his wages.


DAILY RECORD

Huddersfield ran the rule over St Mirren's World Cup hopeful Keanu Baccus at the weekend, with new Terriers boss Mark Fotheringham having a string of positive scouting reports on the Australia international.
 

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DAILY TELEGRAPH



Aston Villa will make an ambitious attempt to convince Mauricio Pochettino to step back into management with the Midlands club as Steven Gerrard enters the most critical week of his year in charge.
Wolves have interviewed Peter Bosz, the former Borussia Dortmund and Ajax manager, as they intensify their search for a new head coach.
Brentford have opened talks with manager Thomas Frank over a new contract, despite the fact he only signed his latest deal in January.


DAILY MIRROR

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has dismissed the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo joining the club amid suggestions Joao Felix could move the opposite way.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has criticised a "campaign with lots of lies" regarding his salary amid this summer's transfer saga linking him with an exit.
Reported Arsenal transfer target Orkun Kokcu has explained that his religion made him feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing a captain's armband supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

DAILY EXPRESS
Chelsea's pursuit of Rafael Leao has suffered a blow after AC Milan chiefs intimated they would meet with the player's father at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in order to discuss a new contract.
Arsenal are "ready" to make two signings in January if the right players are available, according to reports. Mikel Arteta is claimed to want both a central midfielder and a winger if possible.
Rangers ace Leon King has been advised to reject any potential moves to Manchester United and Newcastle after the defender was linked with a transfer to the Premier League.
Tottenham have been told that selling Harry Kane for £88m in the summer would represent "good business" as the England captain has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

DAILY MAIL
Liverpool are interested in bringing in long-term Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona.
Antoine Griezmann has begged the Atletico Madrid fans for forgiveness following his permanent move back to the club from Barcelona.
Rival agents attempted to poach Mino Raiola's players on the day he died, Brazilian lawyer Rafaela Pimenta has claimed.
The Football Association are set to reveal English clubs are failing to meet diversity targets within their most senior positions.
Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom has revealed talks are already underway for a rematch between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall to take place next summer.

THE SUN
Joe Gomez is in the frame for a shock England recall for the World Cup.
Atletico Madrid are reported to have entered the race to sign Brighton star Leandro Trossard.


THE TIMES
Neymar is due to give evidence in a Spanish court on Tuesday as he faces charges of fraud and corruption for which prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison term and a €10m (about £8.6m) fine.
The Premier League is in talks with clubs about a new pre-season tournament to be held in the USA.
Michael Carrick is on the brink of becoming the new head coach of Middlesbrough and could be in charge for the game against Huddersfield on Saturday.

THE INDEPENDENT
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has put to rest fears Richarlison could miss the World Cup by confirming the forward is expected to be fit to feature in the tournament next month.

Image:Richarlison picked up an injury against former club Everton last weekend
Sunderland have reiterated their zero-tolerance policy on discrimination after former winger James McClean was targeted by a section of the Stadium of Light crowd.
At least 93 cases of migrant worker abuse have been recorded in Qatar in the year before the World Cup, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre [BHRRC] has found.
An independent report by leading academics into the chaos at May's Champions League final claims police treatment of fans "constituted criminal assault".

DAILY RECORD
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set to be handed a defensive boost with Leon King poised to dodge an SFA rap for his last-gasp lunge on Motherwell's Stuart McKinstry.
Former Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura is set to retire at the end of the season.
Mikael Lustig insists that now is the right time for him to retire as the Celtic hero prepares to hang up his boots.

SCOTTISH SUN
Former Celtic star Tom Rogic has been told his future at West Brom is safe for now despite being dropped for his new side's first win in 10 games.
Motherwell are working with Police Scotland after vapes were thrown at Rangers stars at Fir Park.



Aston Villa are interested in former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement for Steven Gerrard. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is keen on reuniting with Brighton forward Leandro Trossard, 27, at Stamford Bridge, while the Seagulls' former sporting director Dan Ashworth also wants to bring the Belgium international to Newcastle. (90 min)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante has not reached an agreement yet with Chelsea to sign a new contract and there is a feeling the 31-year-old could leave as a free agent next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Atletico Madrid insist that Portugal forward Joao Felix, a Manchester United target, is not for sale, but the 22-year-old's agent Jorge Mendes is exploring options for 2023. (Here We Go podcast)

Diego Simeone, Atletico's boss, says he should not consider signing Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in January because of the 37-year-old's past link with Real Madrid. (Tigo Sports, via Metro)


The agent of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, says the 23-year-old Nigeria international has no intention of leaving the Serie A club. (Goal)

Wolves have interviewed former Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz as a candidate for their managerial vacancy. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea's pursuit of Portugal forward Rafael Leao has suffered a blow after AC Milan director Daniele Massaro said they would meet the 23-year-old's father at the Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday in order to discuss a new contract. (Express)

Brazil forward Neymar, 30, is likely to miss Paris St-Germain's Ligue 1 game with Ajaccio on Friday because he is scheduled to testify in court to defend his case over his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona. (Football Transfers)

Brentford have opened talks with manager Thomas Frank over a new deal, just nine months after he signed his current contract. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick, 41, has held further talks with Middlesbrough and looks set to be appointed as Chris Wilder's replacement, marking his first full-time step into management. (Mail)

Juventus are prepared to sell 24-year-old United States midfielder Weston McKennie, who is liked by Tottenham. (Calciomercato)

Atletico Madrid could be prepared to sell Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, with Juventus monitoring the 28-year-old's situation. (Calciomercato)
 

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Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, is seeking a rise in salary to £150,000-a-week before signing a new deal with the club. (Evening Standard)

AC Milan are pushing to speed up negotiations over a new deal with 23-year-old Portuguese forward Rafael Leao amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, 27, and AC Milan's Leao could both sign new contracts with their Italian clubs despite interest from Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are interested in signing Lille's Canadian striker Jonathan David, 22, in January. (Jeunes Footeux, via football.london)

Besiktas have dismissed a rumour circulating online that they are being forced to play Everton loanee Dele Alli, 26, after the English midfielder returned from a thigh injury. (Liverpool Echo)

A small group of Barcelona fans have gone to court over the transfer of Argentina forward Lionel Messi to Paris St-Germain in 2021. Lawyers appeared before a senior judge at the European court of justice to argue that the 35-year-old's move broke European laws on state aid. (Guardian)

Manchester United failed Paul Pogba as much as the club's £89m record signing failed the club before his free transfer to Juventus in June, according to the 29-year-old France midfielder's agent Rafaela Pimenta. (Irish Independent)

Chelsea are looking to cut short the loan deal for Juventus' Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, in January. Ajax's Edson Alvarez, 24, of Mexico, PSV Eindhoven's Ibrahim Sangare, 24, of Ivory Coast, and Southampton's Romeo Lavia, 18, of Belgium, are on their list of possible replacements. (Express)

Former Arsenal defender William Gallas says current Gunners and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, is not yet good enough for a move to Real Madrid. (TalkSPORT)

Meanwhile, Gunners technical director Edu is wanted by two other European clubs but the former Arsenal midfielder is "100% focused" on his role at the north London club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus are interested in Atletico Madrid's 28-year-old Argentine midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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The latest rumours and gossip from Wednesday's back pages

Erik ten Hag is yet to decide whether David de Gea will be offered a new contract by Manchester United (Mirror).

Meanwhile, both United and Arsenal face a losing battle in their desire to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in January according to the striker's agent (Express).

Aston Villa want Mauricio Pochettino to replace Steven Gerrard as manager (Telegraph).

Ex-Villa striker Dion Dublin says the club should go for Rafa Benitez instead (Express).

Patrick Vieira isn't concerned about Wilf Zaha being out of contract in the summer and has challenged the Crystal Palace winger deliver more consistently (Mail).

Frank Lampard has urged Anthony Gordon to keep improving and says he isn't worried about keeping hold of the Everton star (Mail).

Middlesbrough could name former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick as manager by the weekend (Sun).

Wolves are in talks with former Ajax, Dortmund and Lyon boss Peter Bosz and current QPR head coach Michael Beale over their vacancy (Sun).

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst wants Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos' contracts to be resolved before the World Cup (Daily Record).


Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, is seeking a rise in salary to £150,000-a-week before signing a new deal with the club. (Evening Standard)

AC Milan are pushing to speed up negotiations over a new deal with 23-year-old Portuguese forward Rafael Leao amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, 27, and AC Milan's Leao could both sign new contracts with their Italian clubs despite interest from Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are interested in signing Lille's Canadian striker Jonathan David, 22, in January. (Jeunes Footeux, via football.london)

Besiktas have dismissed a rumour circulating online that they are being forced to play Everton loanee Dele Alli, 26, after the English midfielder returned from a thigh injury. (Liverpool Echo)

A small group of Barcelona fans have gone to court over the transfer of Argentina forward Lionel Messi to Paris St-Germain in 2021. Lawyers appeared before a senior judge at the European court of justice to argue that the 35-year-old's move broke European laws on state aid. (Guardian)

Manchester United failed Paul Pogba as much as the club's £89m record signing failed the club before his free transfer to Juventus in June, according to the 29-year-old France midfielder's agent Rafaela Pimenta. (Irish Independent)

Chelsea are looking to cut short the loan deal for Juventus' Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, in January. Ajax's Edson Alvarez, 24, of Mexico, PSV Eindhoven's Ibrahim Sangare, 24, of Ivory Coast, and Southampton's Romeo Lavia, 18, of Belgium, are on their list of possible replacements. (Express)

Former Arsenal defender William Gallas says current Gunners and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, is not yet good enough for a move to Real Madrid. (TalkSPORT)

Meanwhile, Gunners technical director Edu is wanted by two other European clubs but the former Arsenal midfielder is "100% focused" on his role at the north London club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus are interested in Atletico Madrid's 28-year-old Argentine midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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THE SUN



Neymar was reportedly ready to accept a loan to Chelsea in the summer but Newcastle were the only club to meet PSG's demands. The Brazil forward had appeared to be on his way out of the Ligue 1 side after Kylian Mbappe is believed to have requested that he be sold.
Arsenal face a tough test soon after the World Cup with a potential January from hell. That's because Amazon Prime are rescheduling their clash against title rivals Manchester City "early in the New Year".
Gareth Southgate has assured Kyle Walker he will be given every chance to make the World Cup - even if he cannot prove his fitness by playing before the squad is announced.
Conor Gallagher gave England and Chelsea an injury scare after hobbling off against Brentford.
Paul Robinson has told under-pressure Leeds boss Jesse Marsch to stop "moaning" about opposition tactics.
West Ham's Lucas Paqueta is the latest Premier League player set to miss the World Cup.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD
PSV's Cody Gakpo has labelled the collapse of his summer transfer to Manchester United "a shame" after holding talks with the club.
Mikel Arteta has stressed the importance of Arsenal topping their Europa League group and getting a bye to the last 16 of the competition.
The main consortium looking to buy financially stricken Wasps have reportedly pulled out of the running to take over the club.

DAILY MAIL
David Moyes insisted Declan Rice has recaptured the form that has made him an England lynchpin but left Anfield cursing the point that got away.
England wonderkid Jude Bellingham has emerged as a top target for Chelsea as they look to steal a march on Liverpool in the chase for the midfielder, according to reports.


DAILY MIRROR
Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has publicly praised Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been a long-term transfer target for Liverpool.
Barcelona boss Xavi has reportedly made Manchester United's Diogo Dalot his 'priority' transfer target.
Teddy Sheringham has told Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to "break the bank" for Tottenham striker Harry Kane after the club failed to sign a suitable replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.

DAILY STAR
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Greece are set to proceed with a daring bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup which would see 48 teams take place - and go ahead in the winter.

THE TIMES
Michael Carrick has edged closer to becoming the next head coach of Middlesbrough and is expected to be in the dugout for the club's home game with Huddersfield on Saturday.
Gareth Southgate will submit England's provisional World Cup squad this week, with Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze expected to be included.
Wolves have made QPR's Michael Beale their first-choice candidate to become the club's new manager.
Steven Gerrard says he has had "nothing but support" from the Aston Villa owners and chairman after a difficult start to the season.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
John Murtough, Manchester United's football director, has played down the prospect of any January signings by insisting the club are focused on next summer's window.
Erik ten Hag's first summer as United manager saw the club splash out £227m on six new signings, their biggest close-season outlay, as the Dutchman began a huge overhaul of an underperforming playing squad.


DAILY EXPRESS
Tottenham could be set for a £26m windfall for Tanguy Ndombele with the Frenchman starting to break into and impress within the Napoli first team.

SCOTTISH SUN
Former Hoops star Simon Ferry has claimed both Rangers and Celtic can beat almost anyone in England on their day.



Chelsea are looking at signing a striker next summer and Napoli's 23-year-old Nigeria international Victor Osimhen is becoming the favourite as they consider multiple options. (90 Min)

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, has emerged as another top transfer target for Chelsea, while fellow England and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 23, is also admired by some on the Blues board. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal could rival Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race to sign 16-year-old Palmeiras striker Endrick, who has been called "the next Pele". (Four Four Two)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is delaying contract decisions over the futures of 31-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, and 24-year-old England striker Marcus Rashford. (Guardian)

PSV Eindhoven's Cody Gakpo, 23, says a move to Manchester United fell through in the summer, with Leeds United and Southampton also interested in the Netherlands winger before he decided to stay. (Times - subscription)

Barcelona are monitoring of 23-year-old Manchester United's Portugal defender Diogo Dalot, whose contract runs out next summer but has an option to be extended for a year. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The release clause Wolves will have to pay to appoint QPR manager Michael Beale as manager is believed to be about £1m. (Mail)

Wolves' Portugal 25-year-oldmidfielder Ruben Neves has been offered to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Wolves winger Adama Traore, 26, says he hopes to one day return to play in his native Spain. (AS - in Spanish)

England manager Gareth Southgate will monitor the form of Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, 25, before he names his World Cup squad in November. (Times - subscription)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick, 41, is set to be appointed Middlesbrough manager after agreeing personal terms with the Championship side. (Mail)

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says they are in talks to extend the contract of Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29, amid links with Arsenal and Chelsea, with his current deal set to expire next summer. (Metro)

Palace's Zaha is reportedly keen on a summer switch to Liverpool, with a host of other clubs likely to court his signature. (Talksport)

Manchester United director of football John Murtough has dampened any hopes of a January transfer spree by insisting they are looking towards next summer's window. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag will push to sign Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong again in January. The 25-year-old could wait until the summer before leaving the Spanish club, when Chelsea and Bayern Munich may make an offer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is yet to make a decision on the future of 25-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, who is on loan from Juventus. (90min)

Everton are showing interest in Lille's Canada forward Jonathan David, 22, as manager Frank Lampard looks to improve his forward options. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham could receive £26m for France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 25, if Napoli decide to make his loan move permanent. (Express)

New plans to relaunch the European Super League within three years have been revealed. (Times - subscription)
 

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Furious Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo out of Manchester United after sensationally axing him from his squad, with the United legend almost certainly having played his last game for the club.
Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Blackburn forward Ben Brereton Diaz.
Tyson Fury hopes to turn League One minnows Morecambe into Premier League heavyweights after revealing he has been offered the chance to buy his hometown club.
Hakim Ziyech's representatives have reportedly held talks with AC Milan over a January switch.
Ilkay Gundogan is a shock target for Turkish club Galatasaray, with the Germany international midfielder having less than a year left on his Manchester City contract.

DAILY MIRROR
Manchester United could be ready to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club for nothing, according to fresh reports.
Chelsea are ready to allow Romelu Lukaku to remain on loan at Inter Milan next season before writing off millions by selling him, according to reports in Italy.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter has been told he has the club's 'next Eden Hazard' among his ranks in the form of summer recruit Omari Hutchinson.

THE ATHLETIC
Manchester City will speak to their fans about chants related to the Hillsborough disaster ahead of their next game against Liverpool.
Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has said he never felt any pressure from the club to select Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Old Trafford.

DAILY MAIL
Liverpool's Darwin Nunez became the fastest player in Premier League history as he reached 23.61mph in his match-winning display against West Ham, edging past Kyle Walker's previous best of 23.48mph.
Sports governance specialist Tony Simpson, who led the appointment of the PFA's first black chief executive, is at the centre of the Government's plans to establish an independent football regulator.
Naby Keita has been pictured taking part in a squad training session just one day after Liverpool beat West Ham 1-0 in their Premier League clash at Anfield.
Gareth Southgate will keep the World Cup dreams of crocked pair Reece James and Kyle Walker alive on Friday when he names England's provisional squad for Qatar.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Aston Villa are eyeing Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Frank after sacking head coach Steven Gerrard on Thursday night.
England's hotel at the World Cup will be down the road from a music festival where "nightly raves" will see Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris and David Guetta perform.
Rory McIlroy has dared to open his rift with Greg Norman yet further by declaring that it is his mission to spend 332 weeks as world No 1 - one more than the controversial LIV Golf chief executive.

THE INDEPENDENT
Migrant workers were still paying exorbitant and illegal recruitment fees in the year before the World Cup, Human Rights Watch has found, criticising both FIFA and Qatar for not yet committing to a remedy fund.
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris says not too much should be read into his side's inability to win games at their top-six rivals this season.
Gary O'Neil insists he is content as Bournemouth caretaker boss amidst calls for him to be handed the job permanently.
West Ham manager David Moyes has heaped praise on Declan Rice, saying he could play for "any club", despite their 1-0 loss to Liverpool.


DAILY STAR
Riot police were forced to step in after Arsenal's Europa League victory over PSV at the Emirates as away supporters ripped out seats and threw a flare at home fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a £1m fine as Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag gets tough on his sulking star.

THE GUARDIAN
West Ham hope two weeks of rest will be enough for Lucas Paqueta to recover from the shoulder injury that has threatened the Brazil international's chances of going to the World Cup.

DAILY RECORD
Maccabi Tel Aviv are reportedly desperate to extend wonderkid Oscar Gloukh's contract at the club amid concerns over a cut-price move to Celtic.
Former Rangers defender Calvin Bassey was reportedly wanted by English Premier League leaders Arsenal before his big money summer move to Ajax.
Hearts have been handed a huge boost after the SPFL ruled that Lewis Neilson's move to Tynecastle from Dundee United over the summer won't result in the Tangerines receiving any compensation for the deal.
Connor Barron could be the next big-money move out of Aberdeen with his contract expiring at the end of next season, but Dons chairman Dave Cormack says the club are doing everything to ensure they're not caught short.

SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic's Rocco Vata is a transfer target for Arsenal, Manchester City, AC Milan, Juventus and Roma, according to reports.

THE TIMES
Red Bull are facing a financial and sporting penalty after the FIA found them to have breached last year's budget cap, with a resolution expected this weekend.
Wimbledon organisers have raised the prices of Centre Court tickets for the 2023 championships despite concerns over both the cost of living crisis and a large number of empty seats at this year's tournament.
Premiership Rugby will make a second attempt to reorganise the fixture schedule on Friday - after the clubs failed to reach an agreement on how to deal with the absence of Wasps and Worcester Warriors.




Chelsea are ready to allow Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, to remain on loan at Inter Milan next season before writing off millions of pounds by selling him. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)

Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Blackburn and Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz, 23. (Sun)

Alternatively, Sevilla are leading Everton, Leeds and Fulham in the race to sign Brereton Diaz in January. (Football Insider)

Arsenal could try to sign French left-sided centre-back Evan Ndicka, 23, from Eintracht Frankfurt in January. (Standard)

AC Milan are interested in Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja, 21. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan are also keen on Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech, 29, and are hoping to secure a six-month loan deal for the Morocco winger starting in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Galatasaray are targeting Manchester City and Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 31, who has less than a year left on his contract. (Sun)

Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Roma and AC Milan are interested in Celtic and Republic of Ireland Under-19 midfielder Rocco Vata, 17. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a £1m fine by the club after walking out of the win over Tottenham. (Star)

United could let the 37-year-old go for free in January if nobody will sign him. (inews)

MLS side Inter Miami could make a move for the Portugal talisman. (Mirror)

Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Manchester City have sent scouts to watch Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 21. (90min)

But Slovakia midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, 27, is set to sign a new deal with Napoli, despite interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. (90min)

Arsenal were interested in signing Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey, 22, from Rangers in the summer - before he moved to Ajax. (Own Goal Nigeria)
 

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DAILY MAIL



Wilfried Zaha could shun new contract talks and leave Crystal Palace next summer as he looks for a move to a top-six club.

Reece James admitted he has been told by a surgeon he could be out for two months with the knee injury he suffered against AC Milan earlier in October.

David de Gea could reportedly leave Manchester United at the end of the season, with a number of LaLiga sides ready to sign the Spanish star.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are in pole position if Frenkie de Jong decides to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window.

Marseille have ruled out the possibility of signing Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window as CEO Pablo Longoria claimed their squad is more about the team than any one individual.

Tim Howard has blasted former Everton team-mate Royston Drenthe's behaviour at the club as 'horrific'.

Former Wigan and Celtic defender Gary Caldwell is in line to become the next manager of Exeter City.



DAILY MIRROR

Edwin van der Sar appears to be open to returning to Manchester United following reports that Erik ten Hag has made a move to bring the former goalkeeper back to Old Trafford.

La Liga clubs are on the brink of strike action as Barcelona and Real Madrid's plan takes a new twist.

Aston Villa have made Ruben Amorim their No 1 managerial target - but he will come at a world-record price.


THE ATHLETIC

Jesse Marsch is expected to be in charge for Leeds United's game against Fulham.

Ruben Amorim is among the candidates Aston Villa are speaking to about replacing Steven Gerrard.



THE INDEPENDENT

Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim has refused to be drawn on the Aston Villa job.


THE TIMES

A charter for Premier League owners has quietly come into force this season which commits them to listening to their fans, supporting the football pyramid and only qualifying for Europe via "current sporting merit".

Arsenal's former vice-chairman David Dein told a get-together of fans this week that he was "sad and hurt" after the club refused to stock his autobiography or promote it in any outlets.

The end of the Liz Truss government, and the departure from No 10 of her special advisor Jason Stein, has raised hopes among campaigners that a statutory independent regulator for football is back on the table.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has sparked further controversy by declaring that its verdict on the Kamila Valieva doping case will be kept secret.


DAILY EXPRESS

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte's hopes of sealing a January move for Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili have been played down by the 22-year-old's agent, who has underlined his desire to stay in Spain for the foreseeable future.


THE SUN

England's World Cup build-up is in a heap of rubble - with the team hotel a construction site just a month before kick-off.

Manchester United could reportedly target Joao Felix in January to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Former Chelsea assistant Jody Morris has reportedly held talks about becoming West Brom's new boss.

Ruben Neves admits it would be a "privilege" to play for Barcelona in a blow to Manchester United and Arsenal.


DAILY STAR

Lionel Messi has snubbed England as he named the two teams he thinks have the best chance of winning the World Cup.

Manchester United and Arsenal have been told they will need to pay £88m to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli.

Nemanja Vidic almost went to Liverpool before he was snapped up by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.


DAILY RECORD

Stephen Robinson is a major contender for the vacant Northern Ireland job.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Sid Sutton, the chief executive of Sale Sharks, has called for independent regulation of the Premiership to end a culture of "self-interest" among club owners.




Manchester United are considering releasing Cristiano Ronaldo on a free transfer after the 37-year-old Portugal forward was dropped for refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham on Wednesday. (The i)

The Red Devils may make a January move for Atletico Madrid's Portugal forward Joao Felix, 22, as Ronaldo's replacement. (Deportes Cuatro - in Spanish)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim is on Aston Villa's shortlist to succeed Steven Gerrard, but former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is not interested in the role. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is also not interested in taking the manager's job at Villa Park. (Telegraph)

Villa would have to pay a 30m euro (£26.3m) release clause to appoint Amorim, a world record fee for a manager. (Mirror)

Arsenal are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt's 23-year-old French defender Evan Ndicka. (Evening Standard)

The agent of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, 22, has welcomed the possibility of the Norway international signing a new deal with the club. (90min)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are ready to make a move for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong in January should the 25-year-old choose to leave Barcelona. (ESPN)


Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29, could reject new contract talks with Crystal Palace as he looks to secure a free transfer move to a top-six club next summer. (The Five Podcast, via Mail)

Liverpool, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona are monitoring the progress of Borussia Dortmund's 17-year-old Germany Under-21 forward Youssoufa Moukoko. (Football Insider)

Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, who admits he is attracted by the prospect of playing for the Spanish giants. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham are considering a January move for Juventus' United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 24. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
 

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SUNDAY MIRROR



Diogo Dalot has emerged as a target for Real Madrid after the Spaniards were told to forget any hopes they may harbour of landing Joao Cancelo.

Arsenal were interested in signing Calvin Bassey from Rangers in the summer transfer window, but did not push through the deal.


SUNDAY EXPRESS


Erling Haaland's agent Rafaela Pimenta has suggested that he would be open to signing a new and improved contract at Manchester City in the not-too-distant future.

Chelsea have reportedly received indications from Frenkie de Jong's camp that he would be willing to consider a January move to Stamford Bridge amid growing frustrations at Barcelona.

Manchester United are ready to strike on Cody Gakpo should Marcus Rashford leave the club next summer, according to reports.

Tottenham Hotspur football director Fabio Paratici could utilise his Juventus connections once more to bolster Antonio Conte's squad in the January transfer window.


MAIL ON SUNDAY

England's fringe players such as James Maddison have been left in the dark over whether their World Cup dream remains alive with Gareth Southgate opting not to inform those he named in his provisional squad on Friday night.

LaLiga President Javier Tebas has given Barcelona a serious warning ahead of the start of next season. The Nou Camp side were in a precarious financial position ahead of the start of the current campaign and Tebas has stated that the club are in the same boat for the 2023-24 season.

Roberto Mancini has revealed that he considered resigning from his position as the Italy manager after missing out on World Cup qualification.

Inter Milan's owners Suning are finally selling the club in a deal that could reach around €1.2billion (£1bn) - with chief Steven Zhang moving quickly towards a sale amid a financial crisis.

Turkish club Galatasaray are reportedly furious with their striker Mauro Icardi after he flew home to Argentina to confront his ex-wife Wanda Nara - after a video showed her kissing a rapper.

Champions League winner and World Cup finalist Franck Ribery was in tears as he called time on his football career.

Former Brisbane Roar A-League star and Japan striker Masato Kudo has died aged 32. He had been playing for third-division football club J.League Tegevajaro Miyazaki but was hospitalised earlier this month after being diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluids within the brain.

THE INDEPENDENT

Everton boss Frank Lampard has stressed the need for managers to be given time following his former England team-mate Steven Gerrard's sacking at Aston Villa.

Raphael Varane faces an anxious wait to discover if he will miss the World Cup with the muscle injury that meant he came off in Manchester United's draw with Chelsea in tears.

THE GUARDIAN

The Republic of Ireland manager, Vera Pauw, says it is right Uefa has opened an investigation after her players were filmed singing a pro-IRA songafter their qualification for their first World Cup.

THE DAILY STAR

Brighton's honorary president Dick Knight has handed himself a 10-match ban after a heated turnstile clash when he couldn't get into Brentford's stadium to watch his team play last week.

Real Madrid have to pay Lyon £870,000 following Karim Benzema's Ballon d'Or triumph, according to reports.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Manchester United want to fight Liverpool for Colombia's next star Jhon Duran.

Real Madrid have to pay Lyon £870,000 following Karim Benzema's Ballon d'Or triumph, according to reports.

West Brom have held talks with Liam Rosenior about a swift return to management. Rosenior, 38, left his interim gaffer role at Derby last month after Paul Warne's appointment.

Norwich will turn to old boy Russell Martin if boss Dean Smith cannot lift their season.


THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Aston Villa captain John McGinn has been dropped for Sunday's key Premier League game against Brentford by new caretaker manager Aaron Danks, in charge following Steven Gerrard's Thursday night sacking.

The BBC has slashed its team for the World Cup in Qatar to save money after spending heavily on its coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the death of Queen Elizabeth II.


THE SCOTTISH SUN

Jeremie Frimpong has reportedly been lined up for a stunning move to the Premier League, with Manchester United rumoured to be keeping an eye on the former City defender.


DAILY RECORD

Stephen Robinson insists he's had no contact from Irish FA chiefs about taking over the Northern Ireland job.

Rangers supposedly came 'close' to signing FC Ufa starlet Gamid Agalarov last summer - before opting to sign free-scoring striker Antonio Colak instead, according to his agent.




Manchester United's Portuguese right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, is a transfer target for Real Madrid. (Mirror)

Chelsea are interested in making a January move for Manchester United's 37-year-old Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is prepared to take a pay cut to move away from Old Trafford. (Sunday World)

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane says "players have done a lot worse" at the club as he defends Ronaldo for refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham last Wednesday. (Sky Sports, via Sun)

Manchester United have received no interest in Ronaldo despite making him available on a free transfer. (ESPN)

TV personality Piers Morgan says Ronaldo turned down a lucrative £130m offer to play in Saudi Arabia last summer. (Mail)

Manchester City are looking at Napoli's Georgian striker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia - the 21-year-old forward has been dubbed the new Georgi Kinkladze. (Sun)

Former England striker Darren Bent says Steven Gerrard could be a contender to become the next England manager after being sacked by Aston Villa. (TalkSPORT)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says he has unfinished business at the west London club, after being linked with the Villa job. (Mail)

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign £10m-rated Colombian forward Jhon Duran, 18 from Chicago Fire. (Sun)

West Brom have held talks with former Derby County boss Liam Rosenior over their vacant manager's position. (Sun)


Newcastle are prepared to spend £25m to sign Brighton's 27-year-old Belgian forward Leandro Trossard in January. (Talking Transfers, via Express)

Tottenham could be prepared to make a £43m bid for Inter Milan's 23-year-old Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni. (Inter Live, via HITC)

The agency which represents Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey say his summer move to Ajax from Rangers was better for hid "development", with Arsenal also interested in the 22-year-old. (OwnGoalNigeria, via Mirror)
 

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THE SUN


Manchester United will allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave in the January transfer window, according to reports. But first he will sit down for crunch talks with Erik ten Hag on Monday.
Chelsea are interested in signing Ronaldo after his fall-out with Ten Hag, reports suggest.
Ten Hag has refused to confirm whether Manchester United will offer David de Gea a new contract.
Premier League duo Brentford and Bournemouth as well as Rangers are monitoring Blackpool hotshot Jerry Yates.
Nice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was booed by his own fans ahead of their clash with Nantes on Sunday evening.
Harry Maguire is ready for a Manchester United return to boost his England World Cup prospects.
Tottenham could make a bid for Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni, reports suggest.
Burnley have fast-tracked goalkeeper Charlie Casper into their first-team squad training group - at the age of just 17.
Villarreal star Alex Baena was brutally sent off after lifting his shirt to pay an emotional tribute to the club's late vice-president, Jose Manuel Llaneza.
Newcastle have joined Chelsea in the chase for Brighton main man Leandro Trossard, according to reports.
Crystal Palace will hold talks with star man Wilfried Zaha over a new long-term contract.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in £90m Benfica defender and Manchester United target Antonio Silva.

DAILY MAIL
Chelsea co-controlling owner Todd Boehly may be open to signing Cristiano Ronaldo in January. Boehly has forged a close relationship with Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes and was interested in signing the 37-year-old from Manchester United in the summer, but found opposition from then Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.
Assistant editor of the Mirror Darren Lewis and The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell debate whether Manchester United need to let Cristiano Ronaldo go in January and discuss the mood at the training ground.
Thomas Frank insists he is enjoying life at Brentford despite featuring on Aston Villa's list of possible replacements for Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool lead the race to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Youssoufa Moukoko ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG, with the 17-year-old forward set to become a free agent next summer
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane is awaiting final diagnosis on a hamstring injury threatening his World Cup but early indications are the problem is not as bad as first feared.
Fabio Cannavaro has reportedly tried to resign from his managerial position at Benevento, having been in charge for just four matches and won just two points.
Alphonso Davies' Canadian national team shirt is no longer available on the national team website following a dispute between the governing body and the player's agent.
Kylian Mbappe's PSG mega-contract will see the forward earn over £547m in three years, according to reports.


DAILY STAR
Manchester City are monitoring Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after he helped demolish Liverpool, according to reports.
Lionel Messi could make his 1,000th career appearance with Argentina in the World Cup final - and fans reckon it is his destiny to lift the trophy.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Aston Villa will only have to pay just over €10m (£8.67m) to appoint Ruben Amorim as their new head coach as the club remain in talks with the Sporting Lisbon manager.
Tom Roebuck, the 21-year-old Sale Sharks wing, is set to be called up by England for their training camp in Jersey this week following Jonny May's serious injury on Friday night.
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has reopened the feud between the Proteas and Australia over the ball-tampering scandal of 2018 with punchy claims that his team suspected wrongdoing from the start of the series.

THE INDEPENDENT
Wolves caretaker boss Steve Davis defended technical director Scott Sellars after Molineux turned ugly during the defeat to Leicester.

DAILY MIRROR
Cristiano Ronaldo has been forced to sweat on his fate ahead of showdown talks with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.
Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has revealed the Dutch giants informed Arsenal that Lisandro Martinez was not for sale in the summer - just weeks before Manchester United swooped for the versatile defender.
Roy Keane and Gary Neville clash over whether Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Man United. Neville feels the situation surrounding the Portuguese needs to come to an end whilst Keane feels the forward can still play a role for the club
Claims that Arsenal could have signed Erling Haaland from Molde early in his career are fanciful, according to the club's former scout Brian McDermott.
Wayne Rooney made a visit to Manchester United's training ground this week to see how his sons are getting on at the club.
Football fans who want to follow Wales or England all the way to the World Cup final must expect to pay £5,000 minimum for the privilege.
Edwin van der Sar insists he has no intention of returning to Manchester United - despite previously hinting he would be open to the move.
Raphael Varane's hopes of going to the World Cup have been boosted, with reports the France defender will be available for selection next month.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic hero Shunsuke Nakamura has called time on a remarkable career after playing his final game at the age of 44.

DAILY RECORD
Interest in Keanu Baccus is growing after Cardiff City became the latest club to watch the Australia international.
Under-fire Gio van Bronckhorst is hoping Leon King can give Rangers a much-needed Champions League boost for Napoli.



Liverpool are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's 17-year-old German forward Youssoufa Moukoko. (Sport, via Mail)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is willing to let Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, leave the club in January. (Mirror)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly wants to bring Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge. (Mail)

Arsenal have cooled their interest in Eintracht Frankfurt's French defender Evan Ndicka, 23, after handing a new deal to 24-year-old Brazil international Gabriel Magalhaes. (Express)

Aston Villa will have to pay 10m euros (£8.68m) to appoint Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim as their new manager. (Telegraph)

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood says uncertainty over the future of current manager Antonio Conte is preventing England forward Harry Kane, 29, and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 30, from signing new deals. (Sky Sports, via Express)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Kane is "one of the best players in the world". (Talksport)

Chelsea could offer Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, in a player-plus-cash deal for Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are also interested in signing the Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, from Inter. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar says he told Arsenal the Dutch club would not be selling 24-year-old Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez, just weeks before he joined Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are set to offer Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos, 36, a new deal. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Brentford, Bournemouth and Rangers are all interested in Blackpool's English striker Jerry Yates, 25. (Sun)

Leicester City legend Gary Lineker says the Foxes "struck gold again" with the £15m summer signing of 24-year-old Belgium defender Wout Faes. (Leicestershire Live)

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane, 29, could be fit to play for France at the World Cup as his hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared. (ESPN)

Former Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny, 25, says he rejected a new deal with the Toffees because he had to leave England to continue his development with Hertha Berlin last summer. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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THE SUN


Cristiano Ronaldo is open to returning to Italy with Napoli after being snubbed by a string of Premier League clubs.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United exile will continue for Thursday's clash with Sheriff Tiraspol unless he shows some contrition and agrees to abide by Erik ten Hag's rules.

Arsenal are reportedly "willing to do anything" to land Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, including adding youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga to a package deal with £52.5m.

Nottingham Forest are locked in a fight with Fulham to land Brazilian wonderkid Pablo Maia, according to reports.



THE ATHLETIC

Chelsea are set to appoint AS Monaco technical director Laurence Stewart to a role in the revamped set-up at Stamford Bridge.

THE MAIL
Real Madrid are interested in Heung-Min Son, who is preparing for the next move in his career after shooting to world-class status over the last few seasons at Tottenham.
Manchester United have reportedly sent scouts to watch highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong.
Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has dismissed rumours that he will be returning to Manchester United as the club's director of football.
Paris Saint-Germain's hierarchy have serious concerns over the 'viability of maintaining' Kylian Mbappe's lucrative contract.
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up Napoli star Victor Osimhen after scouts were left impressed with his match-winning performance against Roma in Serie A on Sunday.
Hakim Ziyech could be on his way out of Chelsea as the club are reportedly considering using him in a swap deal to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Chelsea captain and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta has branded the current schedule for footballers as 'crazy' as games are crammed in before the World Cup gets under way.
Scottish Premiership clubs will hold crisis talks at Hampden next month over the SPFL's handling of a long-running sponsorship dispute with Rangers.
Rock of Gibraltar, a racehorse owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sue Magnier that eventually became the centre of an almighty feud, has died at the age of 23.
French football and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has hinted that he will be returning to football management 'soon' as he prepares to return for another stint in the dugout following his latest sabbatical.

THE MIRROR
The three strikers rumoured to be in the sights of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag are Lille's Jonathan David, Bayer Leverkusen talisman Patrik Schick and Lyon star Moussa Dembele.

THE EXPRESS
Arsenal have been backed to rival Chelsea for the signing of Leandro Trossard as the race for the Brighton star hots up.

Image:Leandro Trossard is said to be interesting Chelsea and Arsenal
Chelsea are reportedly considering a January loan exit for summer signing Gabriel Slonina in the hope that he can bank more senior game time.

THE TIMES
Erik ten Hag is hoping to strike a truce with Cristiano Ronaldo when the pair meet on Tuesday.
F1's motorsport director Ross Brawn has said he is "astonished" that Mercedes, who have not won a race this season, have failed to resolve their issues with their car.

THE GUARDIAN
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed his relief at finally being fit enough to become a regular starter for Chelsea and has admitted it would mean the world to him if he makes a late run into England's squad for Qatar.

SCOTTISH SUN
Kyle Fox could complete her planned takeover of Rangers for £25m, according to a report.

DAILY RECORD
Lee Johnson hopes the success of loan signing Mykola Kukharevych will help Hibs tap into the City Group goldmine more often - and bridge the gap on the Old Firm.



Tottenham want to agree a new contract with England striker Harry Kane early next year and are confident the 29-year-old will commit his long-term future to the club. (90min)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says the Bundesliga club, who have been linked with a move for Kane, will not be active in the January transfer window. (Bild, via Christian Falk)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag would like to keep Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo until the end of the season, however if the 37-year-old will not accept a reduced role he will be allowed to find a new club. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bayer Leverkusen's Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick, 26, Lille's Canada international Jonathan David, 22, and Lyon's French 26-year-old Moussa Dembele are Ten Hag's preferred options to replace Ronaldo. (Mirror)

Ronaldo is open to a return to Italy, with Napoli still keen on a deal following their interest in the summer. (Sun)

Chelsea will prioritise a move for AC Milan's 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao over a deal for Ronaldo. (CBS, via Mirror)

Paris St-Germain have doubts over their ability to continue paying France forward Kylian Mbappe's contract. The 23-year-old's current deal is worth £549m over three years - a quarter of the total team budget. (Sport - in Spanish, via Le Parisien)

PSG have denied those figures are correct. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are considering loan options for 18-year-old American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, who they signed for £12m in the summer. (Evening Standard)

The Blues are still interested in signing Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, from Dynamo Moscow. (Sport Express, via Metro)

Antonio Conte believes he will need three more transfer windows to improve the depth of Tottenham's squad. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid are set to offer an improved three-year deal to 26-year-old Spain forward Marco Asensio, who was linked with a move to Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham after turning down a previous offer. (Ser Deportivos via AS - in Spanish)

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has dismissed suggestions he could make a move to the Premier League, amid reports linking him to jobs at Brighton and Leicester City. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain want to keep Argentinian forward Lionel Messi at the club and are working on a contract extension.(Le Parisien - in French)

Liverpool will rival Manchester United for the signing of Benfica's 18-year-old Portuguese centre-back Antonio Silva. (O Jogo, via Team Talk)

Chelsea are set to appoint Monaco technical director Laurence Stewart, 36, in a 'revamped' set-up of their back room staff. (The Athletic)

Spanish manager Quique Setien, 64, is the frontrunner to replace compatriot Unai Emery, 50, at Villarreal after Emery joined Aston Villa. (Fabrizio Romano)
 

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Arsenal will back boss Mikel Arteta's Premier League title bid and bankroll a January transfer splurge with £50m in the January transfer window.
Man City legend Sergio Aguero claims boss Pep Guardiola once dropped him for being too fat.
Kylian Mbappe's younger brother, Ethan, made his UEFA Youth League full debut for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa, aged just 15.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has admitted he's open to choosing Nigeria ahead of England amid his sensational loan form for Reims.
Patrick Vieira reckons "doors are not open" for black managers
Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz has an "anti-Manchester United" clause in his contract, according to reports.
Tyson Fury is recording a single for charity. The heavyweight champ, 34, will release his version of crowd favourite Sweet Caroline on November 11.


THE MAIL
Joe Cole believes Graham Potter has 'ticked every box' since taking over as Chelsea manager in September.
Arsenal have begun talks with technical director Edu over a new long-term contract in an attempt to secure the Brazilian's future.
Rio Ferdinand believes Jadon Sancho has lost his 'swagger' since joining Manchester United for a fee of £73m.
Sebastien Haller returned to training with former club Ajax on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from a testicular tumour.
Wigan Athletic are late paying their players again.
Borussia Dortmund fans held up a banner reading 'Boycott Qatar 2022' prior to their Champions League tie with Manchester City at the Signal Iunda Park.
Bobby Madley will referee again in the Premier League this weekend in Brentford's clash with Wolves - four years after he was sacked.
The shirt worn by Sergio Aguero when he scored Manchester City's title-winning goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 is being put up for auction.
Barcelona are reportedly eyeing up a move for Ajax star Edson Alvarez next summer, after identifying the midfielder as a replacement for Sergio Busquets.
Novak Djokovic has said he has been given 'positive signs' that he will be allowed to enter Australia and compete in the Australian Open in January despite being under a three-year visa ban.
Bolton's ambitious bid to host the 2031 or 2035 Ryder Cup is now back on after a public inquiry ruled in favour of developers.

DAILY MIRROR
Mauricio Pochettino turned down the chance to replace Unai Emery as Villarreal manager after the Spanish boss confirmed his Premier League return.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag may have already promised the captaincy to Bruno Fernandes despite skipper Harry Maguire still being at the club.
Liverpool could have a secret weapon to sweeten a deal for reported long-term transfer target Sandro Tonali next summer.
Real Madrid have reportedly stolen the advantage over Chelsea in the race to sign hot prospect Endrick.

THE ATHLETIC
Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury and could yet go to the upcoming World Cup with France.
Chelsea have been given permission by Brighton & Hove Albion to speak to head of recruitment Paul Winstanley over a potential director of football type role.
Huddersfield Town have officially been put up for sale after owner Dean Hoyle decided to step away from day-to-day operations due to ill-health.
The world's largest biomedical research agency has formally acknowledged the causal link between contact sports and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

THE GUARDIAN
Rory McIlroy says he feels betrayed by some of the golfers who have joined the breakaway LIV tour.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Sale Sharks has emerged as a possible destination for World Cup-winning tighthead prop Vincent Koch in a development that could have major ramifications for the Premiership title race.
Former India Test captain Ajinkya Rahane is to join Leicestershire.

SCOTTISH SUN
Efe Ambrose is set to join his sixth Scottish club by completing a switch to Greenock Morton.
Allan Moore has been put in charge of Clyde after boss Danny Lennon was placed on "paid authorised absence".

DAILY RECORD
Besiktas are reportedly considering Steven Gerrard as a potential new boss amid claims current manager Valerian Ismael has left the Turkish club.



Paris St-Germain want to extend Lionel Messi's contract by an additional 12 months. The 35-year-old Argentina forward's current deal is set to expire in June 2023. (Le Parisien - in French, subscription required)

Bayern Munich are considering a move for Manchester City's 32-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan next summer. (90min)

Barcelona are in talks to sign Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, from Wolves, with a deal believed to be possible in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea could make a bid to sign Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, from Newcastle, but the Magpies are hoping to fight off the interest by offering him a new club record contract. (Goal)

Juventus are also keen on signing Guimaraes. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim says everyone at the club "dreams" of Manchester United'sPortugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club, however, the Portuguese side cannot afford the 37-year-old's wages. (Football.London)

Ronaldo's options of a move to the United States include Major League Soccer clubs Inter Miami, Los Angeles Galaxy and LAFC. (Los Angeles Times)

Arsenal are willing to offer Belgium midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 23, as part of a deal to sign Lazio's Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Meanwhile, Arsenal will back manager Mikel Arteta with £50m in the January transfer window in order to help their title bid. (Sun)

Chelsea are keen to begin contract talks with Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 28, after the World Cup. His current deal has less than two years remaining. (Evening Standard)


England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, could yet decide to stay at Borussia Dortmund next summer, despite interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool could use their Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 27, to secure a deal for AC Milan and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali, 22. (Express)

Lille striker Jonathan David, 22, says he would "go for" the chance to play for a "massive club". The Canada forward has been linked with a possible move to Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United. (Mirror)

Chelsea want Brighton's head of recruitment Paul Winstanley after bringing in technical directors Laurence Stewart, from Monaco, and Christopher Vivell, formerly of RB Leipzig, as well as ex-Southampton co-director of recruitment Joe Shields. (Guardian)

Manchester United are happy with the work being done by football director John Murtough amid speculation they are about to appoint former Liverpool director Michael Edwards in his role. (Express)

Arsenal have opened talks with technical director Edu over a new contract amid growing interest from European clubs. (Mail)

Leicester City and Southampton are interested in signing 22-year-old Morocco forward Zakaria Aboukhlal from Toulouse. (Football Insider)

Leicester'sEnglish midfielder James Maddison, 25, and Bayer Leverkusen's France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, are considered realistic January targets for Newcastle United. (Chronicle Live)

Newly appointed Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick says he will use his "relationship" with former club Manchester United to bring in players on loan. (Talksport)
 
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