Press Gossip - 2022


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 27 October 2022 07:17, UK


Arsenal have shortlisted Palmeiras' Danilo, Shakhtar Donetsk's Mykhaylo Mudryk and Villarreal's Yeremy Pino as potential transfer targets.
Deontay Wilder would knock Anthony Joshua out cold if the long-time rivals were to ever share the ring, the American's coach has claimed.
Mauro Icardi has reportedly sacked estranged wife Wanda Nara as his agent after she demanded £870,000 for his Galatasaray loan.
Erling Haaland is sweating on his fitness after visiting a hospital to check on his foot injury.
Ex-Premier League star Moussa Sissoko must cough up more than £60,000 after failing to pay his energy bills.
Manchester United could "cut their losses" on £40m forgotten man Donny van de Beek.

Liverpool are plotting an audacious move to land Heung-Min Son after reports emerged suggesting that the Premier League Golden Boot winner is eager for a new challenge.

Jude Bellingham has insisted that he can strike up a perfect partnership with Declan Rice at the World Cup.
Former Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick revealed he 'identified Erling Haaland, Dusan Vlahovic, Christopher Nkunku, Josko Gvardiol, Luis Diaz and Alvaro Morata as transfer targets - but the club refused winter signings'.
Unai Emery has made his first major decision since being named Aston Villa manager by offering Pako Ayestaran the opportunity to become his assistant.
Investigators have reportedly discovered secret documents signed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus, which show the club promising their former striker almost €20m (£17m) during the Covid-19 pandemic.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has launched yet another attack on Paris Saint-Germain, publicly reiterating that the French giants should be sanctioned for their frivolous use of finances.
Ian Poulter has shrugged off claims from Rory McIlroy that he felt 'betrayed' by Ryder Cup team-mates who defected to the LIV series.
New Zealand Rugby admitted they had forgotten about the World Cup they are hosting after they were criticised for a scheduling clash between their All Blacks and Black Ferns sides.

Tottenham are reportedly prepared to pay £26.1m for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie as Antonio Conte looks to add to his midfield.

Thierry Henry has revealed his old team-mate Zinedine Zidane is holding out to be the next manager of the France national team.
Barcelona fans chanted for former star Lionel Messi as they watched their side crash out of the Champions League group stage again on Wednesday night.

Philippe Coutinho is set to be axed from Brazil's squad for the World Cup next month due to his poor form for Aston Villa.
Ellis Genge has emerged as the leading contender to captain England if Courtney Lawes and Owen Farrell are not passed fit to face Argentina on Sunday week.
Former United States president Barack Obama is reportedly involved in talks over a deal to buy the Phoenix Suns from disgraced owner Robert Sarver.

Claudio Bravo has said that he had a "marvellous time" at Manchester City, claiming his spell at the club to be "successful in every sense".


Tottenham Hotspur are ready to offer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg an improved contract to reward the midfielder for his impressive performances this season.
Unai Emery is hoping to bring some of his Villarreal staff with him to the Premier League when he takes charge of Aston Villa.
Australia have become the first team competing in next month's World Cup to collectively condemn human rights abuses in the host country Qatar.
The former coach of Emma Raducanu has revealed that his decision to leave the former US Open champion's support team this month was due to "red flags that just couldn't be ignored".
Racing 92 are "shocked and surprised" to have Finn Russell available this autumn after his Scotland omission.
Sergio García admitted that he saw "no point" in extending his Ryder Cup career after becoming the focus of ire among European players, but denied the outburst supposedly at the root of that animosity even occurred.

Harry Maguire is back in contention for Manchester United after injury and may get the game time to be match fit for the World Cup because of Raphaël Varane's hamstring problem.


David Moyes has said he is close to handing Nayef Aguerd his West Ham United debut as the defender prepares to make his comeback from three months out injured.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he hopes technical director Edu will stay at the Emirates "for a long time".

Josh Ginnelly is convinced the Hearts can turn their European campaign around.

Former Hearts captain Perry Kitchen has retired aged just 30 after more than a year on the sidelines with injury.

Napoli have been linked with Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, but the director Cristiano Giuntoli has ruled out signing the Portugal international. (DAZN via Talksport)

Liverpool are the latest side to be linked with Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes but face competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid, unless Newcastle United can convince the 24-year-old to sign a new contract. (TNT Sports - in Portuguese)

Chelsea are looking at Inter Milan and Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 26, as they try to add more depth to their right-back position, which has been weakened by an injury to 22-year-old England international Reece James. (90 Min)

Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham are preparing to offer Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 27, an improved contract. (Times - subscription)

Inter Milan president Steven Zhang says Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar - believed to be a target for Paris St-Germain - is not for sale and is "confident" the 27-year-old will stay. (Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia)

Arsenal are planning a January transfer spree and are hoping to bring in Brazilian midfielder Danilo, 21, from Palmeiras for £26m, along with 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, and 21-year-old Villarreal and Spain winger Yeremy Pino. (Sun)

Tottenham could let Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, and English defender Japhet Tanganga, 23, leave in January, while also loaning out 22-year-old English right-back Djed Spence. (Times - subscription)

Juventus are aiming to secure 19-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior on a new deal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal have held preliminary talks over a new contract with technical director Edu, who has been linked with similar roles in Europe. (Evening Standard)

Everton are interested in 27-year-old Portugal forward Daniel Podence, whose deal with Wolves runs until 2024. (Football Insider)

Nottingham Forest are planning to spend between £50m and £100m in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Barcelona hope to sign a replacement for 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets in January. (ESPN)

Manchester City have signed highly rated 17-year-old midfielder Emilio Lawrence from Everton. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Leeds' 23-year-old United States midfielder Tyler Adams. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Shakhtar Donetsk sporting director Carlo Nicolini says Arsenal and Manchester City are among a number of clubs interested in 21-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhaylo Mudryk, who would cost more than the 100m euros Manchester United paid Ajax for Brazil forward Antony. (, via Mirror)

Real Madrid hope to beat Premier League clubs in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. Dortmund plan to offer Bellingham a contract extension, but they expect him to depart next summer. (Mail)

Newcastle United are set to offer Paraguay international Miguel Almiron, 28, a new contract following his improvement under manager Eddie Howe. (Telegraph)

Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is also in line to be offered an improved contract, with Tottenham indicating they want to start talks over fresh terms for the 27-year-old. (Times - subscription required)

Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards, 23, says the move to Portugal has been good for him but he would like to return to play in his native England. (Evening Standard)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, 52, insists he will not turn his back on the La Liga side, despite them being knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage. (Mail)

Fulham have made a second bid for Brazilian midfielder Pablo Maia, 20, and are also taking note of Sao Paulo midfielders Rodrigo Nestor, 22, and Igor Gomes, 23, as well as centre-back Luizao, 20. (HITC)

Nottingham Forest are also interested in Maia and are willing to pay the £9m price for the Brazilian youngster. (Nottinghamshire Live)

Manchester United are monitoring Porto's Portugal keeper Diogo Costa, 23, and Athletic Bilbao and Spain stopper Unai Simon, 25, as they decide whether to trigger an extension in 31-year-old Spain international David de Gea's contract. (Athletic)

Southampton and Leicester City are keeping close tabs on Toulouse and Morocco international Zakaria Aboukhlal, 22. The winger is expected to feature in the World Cup in Qatar. (Southern Daily Echo)

New Aston Villa manager Unai Emery will be given extensive funds to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez, 23, says 35-year-old Uruguay team-mate Luis Suarez, who also played for the Reds, got in touch with him to offer advice on how to deal with playing in the Premier League. (ESPN)

Lazio president Claudio Lotito says Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will not be sold and will be offered a contract renewal, with the 27-year-old's current deal at the Serie A side running until 2024. (Il Messaggero, via Football Italia)

QPR boss Michael Beale turned down the chance to manage Wolverhampton Wanderers because of the "upheaval" that would have been associated with making the move. (Telegraph)

Inter Milan will not sell Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni in January. The 23-year-old has been linked with Tottenham, whose boss Antonio Conte coached the centre-back when he was at the Serie A club. (Caught Offside)

Roma are plotting a move for Lyon's France midfielder Houssem Aouar, 24, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 29 October 2022 00:12, UK


Tottenham will have to wait until after the World Cup to thrash out a new contract with Harry Kane after he put discussions on hold.

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Chelsea's incoming director of recruitment Paul Winstanley was responsible for one of the breaches of FA agent regulations that saw his current club Brighton fined £366,600 last month.
West Bromwich Albion are in talks with private equity firm MSD Holdings about borrowing up to £25m to provide new manager Carlos Corberan with much-needed funds amid uncertainty over the club's finances.
Semi-automated offside technology could be introduced in the Premier League next season.
FIFA appear no closer to introducing their new agent regulations, which would cap payments to intermediaries at three per cent of a player's salary and 10 per cent of each transfer fee, almost a year after going public with their proposals.

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly splashed out £18m on Portugal's most expensive house.

Chelsea have suffered a blow in their quest to replace Reece James with summer target Denzel Dumfries reportedly not available for transfer.
Chelsea are probing to complete the signing of Dinamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan but the transfer is currently being held up by a series of legal complications.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's hopes of signing Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez in January could be thwarted by the player's former team-mates at Manchester United, according to reports.

Tottenham striker and England captain Harry Kane, 29, has put contract talks with Spurs on hold until after the World Cup. Spurs are also keen to tie Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 27, and England defender Eric Dier, 28, to new deals. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham's Harry Kane is a target for Bayern Munich, who have missed Robert Lewandowski's goals since he joined Barcelona in the summer. (Express)

Juventus want to appoint Tottenham boss Antonio Conte for the start of next season after the 36-time Italian champions were eliminated from the Champions League. Conte's deal runs until the end of this season and Spurs have the option to extend by a year. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United are interested in 18-year-old Brazilian winger Eguinaldo, who plays in Brazil's second tier for Vasco da Gama. He has a £26m release clause in his contract. (Chronicle)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has denied contract talks are taking place with 28-year-old Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron. (Sky Sports)

Juventus' Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo, 26, will remain on loan at Liverpool for the rest of the season despite suffering a serious thigh injury. Melo has played only 13 minutes for Liverpool since joining in September. (Mirror)

Newcastle are preparing to offer Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, a new contract worth £200,000 a week to fight off interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid. (Evening Standard)

Valencia and Inter Milan could move for Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, in January. ( - in Spanish)

Manchester United are in talks about a new long-term deal for their highly-rated 18-year-old Argentina Under-20 winger Alejandro Garnacho. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Manchester United keeper David de Gea, 31, will not go to the World Cup in Qatar after reportedly being left off Spain's 55-man provisional squad list. (Mail)

Chelsea's Jorginho will delay making a decision on a move away until he has heard an offer from Barcelona. The Italy midfielder, 30, would be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham are interested in 21-year-old Danish winger Gustav Isaksen from Midtjylland but face competition from AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leeds are set to revive their interest in PSV Eindhoven's Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, who they wanted in the summer. Gakpo played a key role as PSV beat Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday. (Express)

West Ham's English centre-back Craig Dawson, 32, wants to leave in January after losing his place in the starting line-up. (Football Insider)

Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid want to sign 16-year-old Brazilian forward Endrick from Palmeiras. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brighton are confident of signing highly rated Argentine midfielder Facundo Buonanotte, 17, from Rosario Central. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's newspapers.


Shakhtar Donetsk have dealt Arsenal a transfer warning by declaring Mykhaylo Mudryk is valued at over £85m.
Juventus could reportedly be fined a staggering £51m for hiding an alleged secret payment to Cristiano Ronaldo.


Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Arthur Melo's injury is 'really serious', admitting the midfielder will be out 'long-term'.
Manchester United are working on getting Alejandro Garnacho to sign a new contract.
PSG and Real Madrid are reportedly set to go head-to-head for the signing of Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick.
The loan fee Inter Milan paid for Romelu Lukaku has been confirmed - and it is only a fraction of the hefty price Chelsea paid for him last year.


The prospect of Wasps being back in business has grown significantly after a consortium that includes several distinguished former players had an offer accepted by the club's joint-administrators to buy the men's team and the successful academy.


Brighton are ready to cash-in on Moises Caicedo - but want an eye-watering £85m for him.
Raheem Sterling had a "really, really bad time" during Chelsea's defeat to Brighton on Saturday according to former Blues star Pat Nevin, who says the 27-year-old doesn't deserve a World Cup place on current form.
Manchester United are looking to build their own Hotel Football at the club's Carrington training ground.
Lionel Messi has reportedly been ignoring phone calls from Barcelona president Joan Laporta as he continues to avoid any contact with his former club.


PSV could be forced to sell Cody Gakpo for as cheap as £25m when the January transfer window opens, according to reports in Holland.
Sergio Romero has hinted he'd love to return to Manchester United during a candid chat with fans outside Old Trafford.


A tussle match between Lucas Moura and a Bournemouth ball boy concluded with the boy being marched away from the sidelines.


Barcelona have added 19 players to their transfer shortlist ahead of the January window opening next year - despite their financial turmoil.


Michael Beale delighted Rangers fans by popping into the Louden Tavern ahead of today's clash with Aberdeen.
Graeme Souness has backed Rangers and Celtic to build a massive shared stadium to join the Premier League elite.


Real Madrid are facing a race to have Karim Benzema fit for their Champions League clash with Celtic on Wednesday.
Italian legend Sebastiano Nela has issued a vicious dig at Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos by insisting he looked three stone overweight when he played Napoli.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to bring Paris St-Germain's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, back to the club in January. (Sport)

Messi will decide on his future after the World Cup and will not leave PSG in January even if he decides not to sign a new contract. (Ben Jacobs - Twitter)

Sporting Lisbon are ready to propose a deal to Manchester United to sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, for a second time. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante's deal with Chelsea runs out next summer and the 31-year-old France international is a leading target for Barcelona as they look to replace 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Wolves are preparing to make a third bid to appoint Spaniard Julen Lopetegui as manager. (Sun)

Ajax's Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 25, says he was "disappointed" a move to Chelsea in the summer did not materialise after they made a late bid. (ESPN via 90 Min)

Barcelona are hoping to sell 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January, with Juventus interested. (Sport)

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, is not happy with his lack of first-team football at Barcelona and wants to return to Serie A, where he played for AC Milan. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City are preparing to offer Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, an improved five-year contract. (Football Insider)

Barcelona have entered the race to sign Newcastle United's Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 24, after failing to land Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. (Sun)

Brighton want £85m for 20-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who has been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle United. (Sunday Mirror)

Brighton and Everton are interested in Monaco's 25-year-old Brazilian left-back Caio Henrique. (IG Esporte - in Portuguese)

West Ham's English defender Craig Dawson, who almost joined Wolves this summer, wants to leave the Hammers in January. The 32-year-old's contract runs out next summer. (Football Insider)

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he has not made a decision about when he will return to management. (Sportstar)

Blackburn Rovers are planning to keep Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz in the January window even if it means he leaves on a free transfer in the summer. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's newspapers


Real Madrid are set to launch a bid for Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus next summer, according to reports.

Thomas Tuchel claims that his Chelsea sacking "came too early".

Everton snubbed the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo for just £2m in 2002.


Raheem Sterling came close to sealing a stunning move to Champions League holders Real Madrid in the summer before choosing to join Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid reportedly rejected an £85.6m (€100m) bid for forward Joao Felix despite his struggling form for the Spanish side.

Jules Kounde has said he did not think his injury was 'anything serious' after his early withdrawal from play on Saturday - a much needed boost for Barcelona and France.


Kieran Trippier has warned Newcastle can still improve - as they bid to gatecrash the top four.

Former Manchester United coach Neil Wood has questioned Erik ten Hag's decision to throw Alejandro Garnacho into the first-team fold.

Image:Manchester United are working on a new deal for Alejandro Garnacho

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has been tipped to sign for Newcastle by former USA international Eric Wynalda.


Leigh Griffiths has suggested he could retire from football altogether very soon.


Hyped-up Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is challenging his injury-ravaged side to oust Hibs and reclaim third place in the Premiership before the World Cup break.

Kenny Dalglish doesn't believe close friend Steven Gerrard would return to the Rangers dug-out following his sacking at Aston Villa but insists whoever is in charge when the next transfer window opens will have to drastically improve the squad.

Celtic target Ryan Mmaee has broken his silence on the Hoops' interest in him and hinted he could be ready for a move in the next transfer window.

Real Madrid are in pole position to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, is intent on staying at the Nou Camp club and the 25-year-old Dutch international will not listen to any offers in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Juventus want to bring in Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, from Lazio and Italy centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, 23, from Inter Milan in order to convince Tottenham manager Antonio Conte to join them. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

However, Juventus vice president Pavel Nedved has played down any move for Conte by saying the Serie A club "have full faith" in manager Max Allegri. (DAZN - in Italian)

Tottenham are keen to offload Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, who is on loan at Villarreal, and Spurs could accept an offer of £18m for the 26-year-old. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are favourites to sign Belgium and Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, on a free transfer in the summer.(Express)

Manchester United are interested in Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong but could face competition from Chelsea for the 21-year-old Dutchman. (Football Transfers)

Real Madrid are to bid for Brazil and Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, next summer. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest, Tottenham, West Ham and Marseille are ready to rekindle their interest in Atalanta and Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, 29. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid rejected a 100m euro (£85.7m) offer from Bayern Munich for 22-year-old Portugal striker Joao Felix in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, 49, has said his sacking came "too soon". (Sun)

Real Madrid are preparing to offer Spain midfielder Marco Asensio a new contract, with the 26-year-old's current deal running out in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 1 November 2022 06:57, UK


Arsenal are cautiously optimistic that Bukayo Saka did not suffer serious injury on Sunday and could even be available for Sunday's crunch game at Chelsea.
Arsenal are reportedly in talks with star defender William Saliba over a new long-term contract with fears he could walk out for free next summer.
Arsenal are considering making a bid for Orlando City star Facundo Torres, according to reports.
Manchester United are weighing up a January move for Norwich's Max Aarons.
Tottenham have entered contract talks with boss Antonio Conte over a new long-term deal despite the Italian publicly refusing to commit his future to the club.
Brighton are reportedly interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matviyenko in the January transfer window
Manchester United have arranged to play a friendly during the World Cup against La Liga side Cadiz CF in December.
Lionel Messi is ignoring calls from Barcelona as he holds talks over a sensational transfer to Inter Miami, reports suggest.

Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey is poised to earn a one-year contract extension worth more than £3m.
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard could be on the lookout for a new club in January, with the French international said to be unhappy with his situation at the Bundesliga club.
The Wales football team will consider changing their name to 'Cymru' on the international stage after the World Cup.

England international Reece James has been sent to Dubai in a bid to keep his World Cup dreams alive as he recovers from injury.
New revelations have come to light claiming that Florentino Perez wanted to move Real Madrid to a club-themed theme park before the plans failed and the Bernabeu underwent significant renovations.
Aston Villa are among the clubs monitoring developments with Villarreal's exciting winger Nicolas Jackson.
Anwar El Ghazi has confirmed he could switch his national allegiance from Holland to Morocco in time for the World Cup.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that there is 'nothing to talk about' in Ligue 1 since he left France's top division.
Manchester United will secure Marcus Rashford's future at Old Trafford before the end of the year to fend off interest from rival clubs.
The Premier League want answers from Aston Villa about why goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was allowed to play on against Newcastle despite suffering head trauma.
Birmingham City could be charged with breaching Football League rules for receiving funding from prospective buyer Paul Richardson without securing approval from the EFL.
The MLS had found the allegation that DC United player Taxi Fountas used racially abusive language towards an Inter Miami player was 'credible' but could not prove it.
Owen Farrell could regain the England captaincy after Courtney Lawes was ruled out of their series opener against Argentina.

Hannah Hampton, a member of England's victorious Euro 2022 squad, has been dropped by Sarina Wiegman because of her behaviour and attitude at the team's camps.
Twenty-eight clubs have written to the government urging it to press ahead with plans for an independent regulator, warning inaction would lead to clubs being "wiped off the map".

Arsenal have been given increased hope of signing Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans after Brendan Rodgers confirmed his club are yet to enter negotiations for a new contract for the player.
Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has admitted Dele Alli has performed below expectations since his season-long loan switch from Everton in the summer.
Juventus are reportedly plotting a strategy to lure Antonio Conte back to the club amid their dismal campaign under Massimiliano Allegri.
Chelsea are considering a swoop for Wolves right-back Nelson Semedo as Graham Potter searches for competition and cover for Reece James.

Real Madrid have reportedly given Chelsea a huge boost in their bid to sign Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes in January's transfer window.

The government looks to be prepared to allow Daniel Kretinsky, the secretive Czech billionaire and West Ham stakeholder, to increase his stake in the owner of Royal Mail.
Celtic's Champions League group-stage match with Real Madrid on Wednesday will be officiated by the female referee Stephanie Frappart, a first for the Scottish club.
Jonny May has made an extraordinary comeback to the England squad only 11 days after dislocating his elbow - but Courtney Lawes, the captain, has been ruled out of the Argentina match.

Two of Iran's Group B opponents at the World Cup - England and Wales - have no current plans to publicly demonstrate their solidarity with the widespread human rights protests in the country.

Barry Ferguson reckons there is no chance Ange Postecoglou would allow David Turnbull to leave Celtic in January amid speculation over a loan exit.
Partick Thistle youngster Aiden McGinlay was watched by Fulham in Scotland's Victory Shield win as the teenage sensation attracts more Premier League interest.
Hugh Dallas insists VAR's introduction to the Premiership has been a success - and he says it'll get even smoother with the passage of time.
Steven Hammell insists Motherwell are well ahead with their January shopping list as he looks to get at least two key signings in the door.
Aberdeen are back in the running for Tranmere Rovers right-back Josh Dacres-Cogley as Jim Goodwin looks to beef up his defence.

Celtic are reportedly bracing themselves for intensified transfer interest in Josip Juranovic after the World Cup.

Manchester City fear Ilkay Gundogan will leave the club on a free transfer next summer. The Germany midfielder, 32, is yet to agree a new contract, with his current deal expiring in June. (Football Insider)

Manchester United want to secure Marcus Rashford's future at Old Trafford before the end of the year to fend off interest. The England forward, 25, will be free to open talks with foreign clubs in January unless he signs a new deal or a one-year option clause in his contract is activated. (Mail)

Manchester United are also interested in signing England Under-21 right-back Max Aarons, 22, from Norwich City to challenge Portugal international Diogo Dalot, 23, with Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch 21-year-old Jeremie Frimpong another option. (Sun)

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 34, says he is "comfortable and happy" at Barcelona and added that the club's failure to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League will make them "stronger for the future". (La Vanguardia - in Spanish)

Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Palmeiras and Brazil midfielder Danilo last week, with the Gunners interested in bringing the 21-year-old in in January. (Sun)

Arsenal are also reportedly in talks with Uruguay winger Facundo Torres, 22, from Orlando City. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are still interested in signing PSV winger Cody Gakpo, 23, with the Dutchman having come close to signing for the Red Devils in the summer. (GiveMeSport)

Chelsea are considering a move for Wolves and Portugal defender Nelson Semedo, 28, to replace their injured England international Reece James, 22. (Express)

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi is keen to sign Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, 26, who is valued at around £17.2m by Shakhtar Donetsk. (Athletic - subscription required)

Flamengo's Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes says Liverpool are a team he would play for, although Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in the 21-year-old. (ESPN - in Portuguese)

West Ham are keeping tabs on Middlesbrough's Isaiah Jones, with the 23-year-old England wing-back also attracting interest from Crystal Palace. (GiveMeSport)

Leicester City are not thinking about selling Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans in January amid reports Arsenal are still interested in signing the 25-year-old. (90min)

England are hopeful Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka will be fit for the World Cup having spoken to the Gunners after the 21-year-old was injured in Sunday's win against Nottingham Forest. (Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore says contract talks are taking place with 21-year-old midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who is in the final year of his current deal. (Yorkshire Live)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

WED November 02, 2022

Borussia Dortmund could demand a Premier League record fee of £130m for Jude Bellingham, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid in a race to sign the teenager (The Sun).

Chelsea are favourites to sign another midfielder, with Juventus' Adrien Rabiot set to join in the January transfer window, according to reports (The Sun).

Eden Hazard is reportedly in line for a shock return to the Premier League with Aston Villa following the arrival of Unai Emery (Daily Star).

Manchester United plan to sign a world-class striker next summer to counter the threat of Erling Haaland across the city (Daily Express).

Man Utd have been given a huge boost after Anthony Martial returned to full training (The Sun).

Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has decided he doesn't want to leave the Nou Camp when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports (Daily Express).

Diogo Dalot's United future remains uncertain, amid reports that agent Jorge Mendes is trying to engineer his exit (Daily Mirror).

Facundo Pellistri's agent has confirmed the Uruguay international is likely to leave the Old Trafford club after the World Cup (Daily Mirror).

Liverpool are plotting a move to sign RB Leipzig star Konrad Laimer as Jurgen Klopp tries to bolster his midfield options next summer (Daily Mirror).

Barcelona are reportedly considering Mikel Arteta as their next boss (The Sun).

Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson says he only has months left on his contract and wants to sign a new deal (Daily Mirror).

Mesut Ozil's agent has questioned the loyalty of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the former Gunners striker joined Chelsea in the summer (Daily Mirror).

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has admitted Dele Alli has performed below expectations since his season-long loan switch from Everton in the summer (Daily Express).

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set to sign a one-year contract extension worth more than £3m (Daily Mirror).

Andy Carroll very nearly joined Belgian side Club Brugge - who are in tearing it up in the Champions League at the moment - over the summer (Daily Star).

Crystal Palace fear Wilfried Zaha will leave when his deal expires at the end of the season, despite the club verbally offering their talisman a bumper new contract (Daily Mail).

Premier League clubs will reject Argentina's request to leave their players out of the final round of matches before the World Cup (Daily Mail).

Borussia Dortmund could demand a Premier League record fee of £130m for England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, who has attracted interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. (Sun)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, is willing to take a pay cut on his £375,000 a week wages at Manchester United to extend his stay at Old Trafford. (Athletic, via Sun)

Chelsea are favourites to sign Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, in the January transfer window. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Everton and Newcastle United are monitoring 21-year-old Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja. (CBS Sports)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's agent says the German "has no intention of resigning" as Reds boss and "didn't extend his contract until 2026 for nothing". (Florian Plettenburg, via Goal)

Unai Emery has signed a deal at least four-and-a-half years long, the longest managerial contract in Aston Villa's history, as he prepares to officially start work this week. (Telegraph -

Chelsea have launched a £30m bid to sign Brighton and Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27. (FourFourTwo)

Barcelona are looking at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, 40, as a potential replacement for their Spanish manager Xavi Hernandez, 42. (Sport)

Arsenal and Chelsea's hopes of signing Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha have been boosted, as the 29-year-old is yet to agree a contract extension at Crystal Palace despite being verbally offered a new deal. (Mail)

Arsenal's English forward Reiss Nelson, 22, says he only has "some months left" on his contract" with the Gunners and wants to sign a new deal with the club. (Mirror)

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 32, has still not decided whether he will retire or extend his Real Madrid contract next summer. (ESPN)

Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer's contract with RB Leipzig runs out next summer and the 25-year-old, who was linked with a move to Bayern Munich, is ready to listen to offers from Premier League clubs. (90 Min)

Torino's Dutch defender Perr Schuurs, 22, is on Liverpool's shortlist as a long-term successor for the Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 31. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle United's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 30, is set to earn a one-year contract extension worth more than £3m. (Mirror)

Leeds United are willing to listen to offers for English midfielder Adam Forshaw, 31, in January. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's newspapers.


Manchester United have revived their interest in £100m-rated England and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

Sergio Ramos has issued a last-gasp plea to Spain boss Luis Enrique to include him in the national squad for the first time in 18 months for the World Cup in Qatar.

Toni Kroos has admitted he was "surprised and saddened" by Casemiro's decision to leave Real Madrid and join Manchester United this summer.


Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool owners have reportedly agreed to go all in for Jude Bellingham but Borussia Dortmund will demand £130m for any transfer.

Manchester United are "seriously considering" a sensational swoop for former Stoke striker Eric Choupo-Moting, reports claim.

AC Milan have joined Barcelona in the transfer chase for Chelsea star Jorginho - who could leave for free in the summer.
Pep Guardiola has rejected an invitation to go to the World Cup in Qatar.

Manchester United are ready to trigger a one-year extension with Diogo Dalot amid interest from Barcelona and AC Milan.

Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer has revealed he's been suffering from skin cancer on his face.


Mikel Arteta will be given the chance to target a January signing to boost title hopes and further his Arsenal overhaul where almost all of Unai Emery's first-team signings have been replaced.


The FA has declined a request from FIFA to make Gareth Southgate available for interviews at half-time during England's World Cup matches.

Real Madrid have reportedly identified Brighton's highly-rated Moises Caicedo as a replacement for club legend Luka Modric.


Arsenal will consider a January swoop for 21-year-old Palmeiras midfielder Danilo when the winter market opens in 2023 with technical director Edu ready to back his manager Mikel Arteta with further signings.


Celtic supporters clashed with Spanish police ahead of their Champions League match with Real Madrid in the Spanish capital.

Lionel Messi has a special clause in his PSG contract which could allow him to skip the club's last match before the World Cup.


Gareth Southgate has been criticised for saying that workers in Qatar are "united" in wanting this month's World Cup to go ahead.

Patrick Reed is seeking a billion dollars in damages after filing another defamation lawsuit against a string of journalists and media outlets.

Test matches in August are likely to return to England's international schedule from 2024 with the new leadership at the ECB starting to unpick the previously agreed programme.


Hibs boss Lee Johnson has revealed Martin Boyle is currently in Manchester seeing a specialist over the injury which could threaten his World Cup dreams.

Manchester City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, is wanted by Atletico Madrid. The four-time Premier League winner, who is also attracting interest from Bayern Munich, is out of contract next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who is attracting interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, could cost as much as £86m. The 21-year-old has helped his club qualify for the Champions League last 16. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United have made England midfielder Jude Bellingham their top transfer target as Erik ten Hag eyes a £100m deal for the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund player. (Daily Mirror)

United are "seriously considering" a move for Bayern Munich's Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33. (Media Foot - in French)

However, United are not actively pursuing any incomings in the January transfer window after shattering their summer transfer record with an investment of £225.4m on five players. (Manchester Evening News)

Meanwhile, United are planning to trigger a clause in Diogo Dalot's contract to stop the 23-year-old Portugal defender from leaving as a free agent next summer. Barcelona and AC Milan are monitoring Dalot. (Sun)

Chelsea's Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, wants to stay at the club despite reported interest from Barcelona. The former Napoli player is out of contract next summer. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Tottenham are being tipped to sign Chelsea's Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, who has made just one Premier League start this season. (Express)

Arsenal were offered the chance to sign Benfica's Spanish left-back Alejandro Grimaldo, 27, in the summer but had another priority. (CaughtOffside on Twitter)

Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, says he is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League leaders after scoring five times in 12 top-flight games this season. (Mirror)

Lionel Messi does not want to leave Paris St-Germain without winning a major trophy and the Argentina forward, 35, is discussing extending his contract beyond the end of the season. (L'Equipe - in French)

West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Leeds are interested in signing 25-year-old Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, who is on loan in Serie A at Salernitana from Spanish side Villarreal. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian, subscription required)
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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 4 November 2022 06:20, UK


Liverpool and Chelsea are set to battle over Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after his price tag was revealed.
Chelsea supremo Todd Boehly has been identified as a potential buyer for NFL team the Washington Commanders.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could sensationally end up back in the Premier League with Manchester United thanks to his improved form and contract status - as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.


Gerard Pique's decision to retire will reportedly save Barcelona £46m and comes after claims the defender had a falling out with manager Xavi over a lack of playing time, plus a leak of the player's contract.
Barcelona right-back Hector Bellerin has called on the club to take inspiration from Arsenal's patience towards Mikel Arteta in their approach with Xavi.
Erling Haaland has been warned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic not to allow Pep Guardiola's "ego" to derail his career at Manchester City.
Jorginho is not interested in joining Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season and instead wants to sign a contract extension at Chelsea.
Brighton & Hove Albion have agreed a deal for 17-year-old Argentine sensation Facundo Buonanotte - and he will link up with his new side in January.

Wales have sent medical staff to Los Angeles and Nice to ensure Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are in top shape for the World Cup.
West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Brentford are keeping tabs on Lyon winger Tete - who is on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk - ahead of a potential January move.
Ben Chilwell is out of the World Cup and will miss a large chunk of the season amid suspicions he has torn his hamstring.
Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a big-money move for Brighton's Moises Caicedo to replace Luka Modric.

Heung-Min Son suffered four fractures to his eye socket, with surgery to save his World Cup brought forward to Friday.

Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay has taken to social media to vehemently deny reports that he is delaying his return from injury on purpose in order to prioritise his fitness for the World Cup.
Mikel Arteta wants to add to his Arsenal squad in January and a winger is believed to be the club's No 1 priority, with Orlando City's Facundo Torres and Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk two possible targets.
Leicester still hope to persuade Youri Tielemans to sign a new contract and end the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Wolves are hopeful Julen Lopetegui will formally take over as their new manager on November 13 as they seek to finalise the details of his appointment.
Ally McCoist has recalled how he once tried to sign Jamie Vardy from Fleetwood Town during his spell as Rangers manager.
Carlos Tevez has stormed out of his role as head coach at Argentina's Rosario Central, quoting political reasons during the club's presidential elections as the key reasons for his departure.

Tottenham transfer chiefs have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi in January.
Manchester United have been offered fresh hope that a deal is there to be struck for Joao Felix as soon as January, with Atletico Madrid now reportedly ready to sell their underperforming forward.
Manchester City and Liverpool could be gifted the chance to sign Wolves playmaker Matheus Nunes for a cut-price fee following his slow start to the season.

A group of 40 England fans are being paid by Qatar to attend the World Cup, with instructions to deliver positive messages about the experience, sing certain songs when requested and report critical social media posts.
Wolverhampton Wanderers could announce Julen Lopetegui as their manager in the coming days but the Spaniard is not expected to take charge until the World Cup.

Ange Postecoglou doesn't fear losing top stars as he says sales can help keep Celtic growing and improving in the Champions League.
Connor Barron insists he's laser-focused on restoring Aberdeen as Scotland's third force - because he knows his future will then take care of itself.
Former Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong has pledged his allegiances to the Netherlands ahead of the 2022 World Cup - with the star 'failing to answer' a call from Ghana chiefs ahead of the competition.

Ange Postecoglou insists he'll get value for money for Celtic fans when he makes signing swoops.
Virgil van Dijk has revealed he told Celtic's scouts to sign Andy Robertson back when he played for Dundee United.

Atletico Madrid are willing to listen to offers for Portugal forward Joao Felix, 22, who was a summer target for Manchester United. (Cedena SER via Express)

Tottenham have reached an agreement to sign Atalanta's Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, 29, in January. (Il Giorno via Express)

Leicester City have been scouting Lorient's French midfielder Enzo le Fee, 22, as a possible replacement for Belgium's Youri Tielemans, 25, who was linked with a summer move to Arsenal. (90min)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he "will look at everything" regarding January reinforcements as the Gunners aim to maintain a title challenge. (Express)

Arteta wants to bring players of "another level" to Arsenal in January, with Orlando City's Uruguay winger Facundo Torres, 22, and Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, topping their list of targets. (Mail)

Manchester United are confident England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, will extend their contracts with the club. They are among several players whose deals expire in the summer, including Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, England left-back Luke Shaw, 27, and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (90min)

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 35, will reportedly give up 30 million euros that is owed to him by the Spanish club, after saying he is retiring from football after this Saturday's La Liga game at the Nou Camp.(Sique Rodriguez via Twitter)

Aston Villa have made Spain defender Pau Torres, 25, a top target after appointing Unai Emery, his former manager at Villarreal. (Football Insider)

West Ham United have joined Southampton, Leicester City and Brentford in tracking Brazil winger Tete, 22, who is on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk. (Sun)

Lionel Messi's new Paris St-Germain contract includes a clause that allows the Argentina forward, 35, to put international priorities before his club's in the run-up to what is expected to be his last World Cup. (TN via Express)

Liverpool are preparing to open talks on a new contract with Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31. (Football Insider)

Netherlands winger Anwar el Ghazi, 27, says he misses playing in England after leaving Aston Villa for PSV Eindhoven in the summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Wolves hope to appoint Spaniard Julen Lopetegui as their new manager on 13 November, the day after they play Arsenal in their final match before the World Cup break. (Mail)

Real Madrid have a contract proposal ready for Germany midfielder Toni Kroos in case the 32-year-old decides to continue playing for one more season. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)

Flamengo president Rodolfo Landim has said rumours linking Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo to the Brazilian club are "creative", adding the 37-year-old would be a lot of money to pay for a substitute. (Record via Daily Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's newspapers.


Barcelona and Juventus have joined the race to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
Gerard Pique has foregone wages worth £44m in an effort to help cash-stricken Barcelona
Man Utd are confident Marcus Rashford and Diogo Dalot will extend their stays and sign new deals
Kurt Zouma has spoken out on his cat-kicking shame, admitting: "I have great remorse".


Four members of England's band have reportedly joined a Qatari-funded scheme to spy on their fellow supporters during the World Cup and publicly promote the host nation in exchange for a free trip
Leeds United have been forced to pay RB Leipzig £18.4m for Jean-Kevin Augustin - after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.


Lewis Hamilton looks set to make further forays into the music industry after American electronic dance group Major Lazer teased his involvement in the making of their latest material.
The Brooklyn Nets have suspended Kyrie Irving for five games without pay following his refusal to apologise for sharing a link to an antisemitic film.
Forty England fans are set to be paid for travelling to Qatar as part of a 'fan leader' programme run by the host country in which they will be expected to spread positive messages about the country.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted the team are less defensively secure following the exit of Casemiro to Manchester United.
Manchester United have seen their hopes of signing Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa hit the buffers with the Portuguese tied down to a new five-year contract with his current club.


James Milner says turning his back on football's drinking culture has fuelled 20 years at the top of the game


Leicester City have opened up contract talks with Youri Tielemans.


Erik ten Hag is not ready to give up on Donny van de Beek just yet despite the midfielder's latest sub-par display for Manchester United.


UEFA paid Celtic in excess of £25m for their participation in the Champions League this season - with the Parkhead side banking £7.6m more than rivals Rangers.


Celtic chief executive Michael Nicholson has revealed he was informed there was no CCTV coverage after broken glass was found in Joe Hart's goalmouth at half-time during last April's Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

Liverpool are favourites to beat Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid to the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund after forging a close relationship with the 19-year-old England midfielder. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says transfer speculation will not distract Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha. The 29-year-old's contract runs out in the summer. (Press Association via Mail)

Barcelona plan to sign a new centre-back in January to replace the retiring Gerard Pique, with Spain and Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez, 31, at the top of their list. (Mundo Deportivo)

Pique's retirement will also free up the funds for Barcelona to attempt a move for Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United have scouted Porto's Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 23, at least half a dozen times this season as manager Erik ten Hag considers his long-term options in goal. (90min)

Ten Hag will not write off Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, saying he knows the 25-year-old can do better. (Athletic)

Wolves are set to appoint former Spain, Real Madrid and Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach within the next 24-48 hours. (Express & Star)

Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, who has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Newcastle, is unlikely to be allowed to leave the Foxes in January despite the 25-year-old being able to depart on a free when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Leicester Mercury)

Inter Milan are battling to keep Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar after it emerged the Premier League's elite are ready to make a move for the 27-year-old if he decides to leave Inter. (90min)

Newcastle United will listen to offers for English centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, 28. (Football Insider)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Southampton all showed interest in signing in-form Miguel Almiron before the 28-year-old Paraguayan midfielder opted to join Newcastle United in 2019. (ABC Cardinal via Manchester Evening News)

Napoli's 21-year-old Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, is likely to cost around 100m euros (£87m) and will not be available in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea right-back Reece James, 22, is confident he will be fit enough to be picked in England's World Cup squad following a knee injury. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea, meanwhile, are keen to end Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria's loan move early and send the 25-year-old back to Juventus in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester City have opened talks with Chelsea's academy striker Jude Soonsup-Bell, 18, with a view to signing the English teenager when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Evening Standard


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's newspapers.


Mikel Arteta has requested Arsenal sign Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans in January.


Lionel Messi has suffered an injury scare just over two weeks before Argentina kick off their World Cup campaign.

Manchester United's rising star Alejandro Garnacho was dropped on the club's summer tour after breaking the rules laid down by manager Erik ten Hag.

Gareth Southgate has admitted he turned down the England manager's job at first due to the stress he saw the role put on others.

England World Cup hopeful Ivan Toney is being investigated by the FA over allegations he gambled on football.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he is "a Blue now" as the Chelsea star prepares to face Arsenal for the first time since his controversial exit.

Pep Guardiola has dropped his biggest hint yet that he is ready to commit his future to Manchester City.

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Vitoria Guimaraes' defensive midfielder Ibrahima Bamba.

Unai Emery is reportedly planning on making former Arsenal and Manchester United target Pau Torres his first Aston Villa transfer having finally arrived in the Midlands.


Gareth Southgate received a significant boost before naming his England squad for the World Cup on Thursday when Pep Guardiola revealed Kalvin Phillips is set to be one of Manchester City's substitutes in Wednesday's Carabao Cup game with Chelsea.


Manchester United are preparing for life without Cristiano Ronaldo by prioritising a striker as their next major first-team signing, with Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko high on their list of long-term targets.


Tottenham are prepared to include Emerson Royal in a potential swap offer for Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries when the transfer window reopens in January,


Chelsea have turned their attention to Wolves star Nelson Semedo as a potential back-up to Reece James in the January transfer window.

Chelsea and Manchester City will compete for the signing of AC Milan's Portugal striker Rafael Leao, 23, with bids expected to be in the region of £105m. (Tuttomercato, via Mail on Sunday)

But AC Milan are eager to reopen contract talks with Leao, whose current deal runs until the summer of 2024. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Real Madrid are concerned that Liverpool's approach to Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, has "complicated" their bid to make him their main summer signing. (Marca - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain, Chelsea and Real Madrid have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign a pre-contract agreement with Palmeiras striker Endrick. The 16-year-old Brazilian, dubbed the "new Neymar", can leave the club for £52m when he turns 18. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are monitoring 19-year-old Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko, but the RB Salzburg player has a pre-contract agreement with sister club RB Leipzig. (Sunday Telegraph)

Erik ten Hag is also interested in tempting Juventus's Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic, 22, to Old Trafford. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United will allow English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 24, to return to Crystal Palace on loan. (Sun on Sunday)

Italy midfielder Jorginho wants £12m-a-year - double his current salary - to stay at Chelsea. His current contract runs out in the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

United States midfielder Yunus Musah, 19, is impressing at Valencia but remains open to one day returning to Arsenal. The teenager was released by the north London club after spending seven years at their academy. (CBS Sports, via Sunday Mirror)

Villareal's Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 25, tops new Aston Villa manager Unai Emery's list of transfer targets. (La Razon - in Spanish)

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Vitoria Guimaraes' £26m-rated Italian defensive midfielder Ibrahima Bamba, 20, but face stiff opposition from Serie A's Atalanta and La Liga side Villareal. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona are preparing a January move for Las Palma's Spanish attacking midfielder Alberto Moleiro, 19, amid interest from Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. (AS)

Barca's Spain left-back Jordi Alba, 33, is not in manager Xavi's plans and could be set to move to Serie A leaders Napoli. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Juventus want to tie down 19-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior to a new deal to fend off interest from Premier League clubs including Brighton and Tottenham. (Tuttosport - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 7 November 2022 08:06, UK


Manchester United have put 19-year-old Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko on their shortlist to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, along with Juventus' Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is "confident" Heung-Min Son will be fit in time to play a part in the Qatar World Cup after undergoing surgery on his eye injury.
A gay man who has previously living in Qatar has claimed he was 'hunted' by the country's police force.
The love affair between Wrexham AFC and Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney has been one of the great stories in recent football history, but Football Manager is to thank for the club being taken over.


Tottenham are hoping that Chelsea's lack of interest in Anthony Gordon under Graham Potter will give them a free run at signing the Everton forward.
Ivan Toney remains available for World Cup selection - despite being under FA investigation over a betting probe.
Southampton are set to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Petr Cech has signed for ice hockey side Chelmsford Chieftains.
PSV have revealed that numerous clubs, including Manchester United and Leeds, failed to match Cody Gakpo's transfer valuation in summer.

Morgan Gibbs-White is facing a potential Football Association charge after claiming Nottingham Forest were "cheated" in their stormy clash with Brentford.

Thomas Frank has accused a member of Nottingham Forest's groundskeeping team of injuring one of his coaches before Brentford's game at the City Ground on Saturday.
Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Vitoria Guimaraes' defensive midfielder Ibrahima Bamba.
Aston Villa playmaker Philippe Coutinho's hopes of making Brazil's squad for the World Cup are over, with a thigh injury ruling the 30-year-old out for up to 10 weeks.
Birmingham City's protracted takeover took another twist on Sunday as it emerged a new backer has joined forces with prospective owner Paul Richardson.

Harry Kane is helping mentor tennis star Emma Raducanu.

Leeds are leading the race to sign Birmingham youngster George Hall.

Livid Rangers fans waited outside McDiarmid Park to vent their frustrations after the Light Blues fell to a shock defeat against St Johnstone.

Southampton have decided to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday left the club in the relegation zone. (Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle United and Aston Villa are interested in bringing Real Madrid's Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 31, back to the Premier League. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Tottenham are weighing up a move for Everton's English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Arsenal remain interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21. (CaughtOffside)

RB Leipzig's France forward Christopher Nkunku, 24, would be willing to wait for Real Madrid before deciding upon a move to Chelsea. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Arsenal are working on new deals for France defender William Saliba, 21, England winger Bukayo Saka, 21, and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli. (Fabrizio Romano)

PSV Eindhoven director Marcel Brands has said Leeds United made an offer of £30m plus £11m in bonuses for Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, last summer. (ESPN - in Dutch)

Lille and Canada forward Jonathan David, 22, is being monitored by a number of Premier League clubs, including Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal. (GiveMeSport)

Brentford striker Ivan Toney, 26, remains available for World Cup selection for England despite being under FA investigation over a betting probe. (Sun)

Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 29, is refusing to speculate on his future despite his contract coming to an end in the summer. (Sky Sports)

West Ham are plotting a January move for Blackburn Rovers and Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz, 23. (Football Insider)

Leeds are leading the race to sign Birmingham's 18-year-old midfielder English midfielder George Hall. (Sun)

Aston Villa playmaker Philippe Coutinho's hopes of making Brazil's squad for the World Cup are over, with a thigh injury ruling the 30-year-old out for up to 10 weeks. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 8 November 2022 08:21, UK


The failure of the American-led European Super League in 2021 and Todd Boehly's multi-billion dollar purchase of Chelsea are thought to be big factors in the Fenway Sports Group's decision to put Liverpool up for sale on Monday.
The Ricketts family, the sole owners of the Chicago Cubs, have expressed interest in buying Liverpool FC from Fenway Sports Group.
News that Fenway Sports Group have put Liverpool up for sale has got Red Sox fans excited, as Bostonians are hoping the deal would free up resources for their struggling team.
Eden Hazard's time at Real Madrid looks to be coming to an end after both parties agreed that the conclusion to a sorry three years was nigh, according to reports in Spain.
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane is set to be fit for the World Cup despite limping off in tears last month against Chelsea
Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu should be back in time to represent Japan at the World Cup, and is not a long-term absentee for the Gunners.
Talks over extending Milan Skriniar's contract at Inter Milan are 'progressing well', according to Javier Zanetti.

John W Henry has put Liverpool on the market and will demand a staggering £4bn for the club.
Chelsea will be hoping to take advantage of 'complications' in AC Milan 's talks with Rafael Leao as the Blues eye a move for the Portuguese forward.
Xavi Hernandez has labelled Barcelona's Europa League clash with Manchester United the "worst" possible draw.

Reece James has been told he could be fit in three weeks - leaving England boss Gareth Southgate with a massive selection dilemma.
Omari Hutchinson could be set for his Chelsea debut on Wednesday after being told not to report for international duty with Jamaica.
Graham Potter is whisking his Chelsea squad away for a warm weather boot camp just up the road from the World Cup.

Premier League clubs want the rules on signing foreign players to be relaxed but are facing a battle with the FA, which fears doing so would have a negative impact on the England team.

Manchester City have secured the services of highly-regarded Brentford analyst Jack Wilson, in a role focusing on set pieces.
Manchester United have experienced a huge amount of change in recent times and that is set to continue when director of football operations, Alan Dawson, makes an expected departure from Old Trafford.
One of the first decisions facing Julen Lopetegui as Wolves' new head coach surrounds the immediate future of Fabio Silva.

Liverpool are said to be 'very optimistic' about signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window, per new reports.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) echoed FIFA's message of focusing on the football at the World Cup in Qatar, saying the time has come for "disagreements to take a back seat" with the tournament kicking off in two weeks.
Oleksandr Zinchenko wants to "kill the stereotype" of Arsenal being a team that should only be competing for a place in the Premier League top four as their unlikely title challenge continues.

Rangers fans will get the chance to grill the under-fire Ibrox board after the date for the annual shareholders meeting was confirmed for next month.
Martin Boyle will fly out to Qatar in a bid to make Australia's World Cup camp.
Luton Town ran the rule over Motherwell starlet Max Johnston again on Friday night.

Leeds are looking to extend Stuart McKinstry's deal.

Courtney Lawes' return date remains uncertain after the England captain was left out of Eddie Jones' 36-player squad to face Japan this week.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group will sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund for £87m as a parting gift before their sale of the club. (Marca, via FourFourTwo)

Manchester United are among the clubs interested in signing Bellingham, while Chelsea are not one of the sides he wants to join. (TeamTalk)

FSG will make a significant profit on their investment, but Liverpool's valuation is less than the price Roman Abramovich sold Chelsea for earlier this year. (Star)

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is among those who could purchase Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo)

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones is set to become the new manager at Southampton after the Premier League club sacked Ralph Hasenhuttl on Monday. (Mail)

Southampton are admirers of Brentford boss Thomas Frank and also discussed River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo. (Guardian)

More than half the Premier League had representatives watching Ajax against PSV Eindhoven on Sunday, with PSV's Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, among those in action. (90min)

Chelsea's hopes of signing AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, have been boosted because of ongoing complications in the player's contract extension negotiations. (Sky Italy, via Mirror)

Arsenal and Tottenham are considering a move for Lille's 22-year-old Canada striker Jonathan David. (GiveMeSport, via TeamTalk)

Premier League leaders Arsenal are prepared to spend in the January transfer window to maintain their title challenge. (90min)

Manchester United want to sign Bayern Munich and Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in January but the 33-year-old wants to stay at the Bundesliga club. (Florian Plettenberg)

Brentford first-team analyst and set-piece specialist Jack Wilson is leaving the Bees to join Premier League champions Manchester City. (Athletic - subscription required)

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says the club are planning to meet with the agent of Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar to discuss a contract extension, with the 27-year-old's current deal running out next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus want to extend the deal of France midfielder Adrien Rabiot but fear the 27-year-old may get better offers from Premier League clubs. (Calciomercato- in Italian)

AC Milan have prepared a contract extension for France striker Olivier Giroud, 36, and it is likely to be signed after the 2022 World Cup. (Football Italia, via Corriere della Sera)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday's newspapers.


Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly 'leave Manchester United this winter' as club executives and manager Erik ten Hag 'are looking to ensure tranquillity' at Old Trafford.

Arsenal have reportedly held 'positive talks' with Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.

James Garner said he had to leave Manchester United for Everton to ensure he was a valued member of a team.

Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are in a fight to land Brazilian wonderkid Endrick.

Arsenal could loan out winger Marquinhos for the second half of the season to give the teenager some game time, according to a report.

England coach Eddie Jones is resigned to losing Courtney Lawes for the entire autumn campaign because of a head injury.


Investors in Dubai are weighing up purchasing Liverpool for $5bn (£4.3bn) after Fenway Sports Group (FSG) put the club up for sale, according to reports in the Middle East.


Sadio Mane is a doubt for the World Cup after limping off injured playing for Bayern Munich.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that failing to sign Heung-Min Son was one of the biggest mistakes of his life.

Manchester United star Facundo Pellistri is hoping to leave in January, according to reports.

Jack Wilshere has heaped praise on Arsenal's rising star Ethan Nwaneri.

Tottenham are interested in signing Napoli star Victor Osimhen, according to reports.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has ruled himself out of buying Liverpool as the businessman no longer sees value in buying a top Premier League team.

Erik ten Hag will look to sign a right-back in January if Manchester United are able to offload Aaron Wan-Bissaka.


Billions of pounds from the sale of Chelsea Football Club could soon be "on the start of its journey" to help people in Ukraine, a minister has said.


Liverpool's owner will listen to offers of more than £3bn for the Premier League club, US banking sources have told The Times.

Tottenham Hotspur will push for quality over quantity in the January transfer window as the club look to deliver signings that improve Antonio Conte's first XI for the second half of the season.

Allowing fans to drink alcohol in their seats would be "dangerous" and lead to families getting a "lager shampoo" every time a goal was scored, a senior police officer has warned.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has described awarding the World Cup to Qatar as "a bad choice" and again suggested it was linked to the Gulf state agreeing an arms deal with France.


Memphis Depay will demand a free transfer from Barcelona in January which could alert Manchester United and Tottenham, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to keep tabs on Danish youngster Gustav Isaksen amid claims that a transfer could take place in January.


Seven months after failing in a bid to buy Chelsea, Stephen Pagliuca has emerged as a potential new owner at Liverpool.


Watford are in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt director of football Ben Manga over becoming the club's sporting director.

Fulham have announced they will host West Ham in a friendly on December 17.


Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou says the bulk of his transfer work ahead of the January window has been done - as he demanded a "strong finish" before the World Cup break.

Realistic Sunderland chairman Kyril Louis-Dreyfus admits they may have no choice but to sell Ross Stewart in January.

Chelsea have had several meetings with Palmeiras' 16-year-old Brazilian striker Endrick but face competition from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (Evening Standard)

Newcastle have a clear run at signing summer target Yannick Carrasco in January as Atletico Madrid are likely to sell the 29-year-old Belgium winger. (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness)

Tottenham are looking to replace 35-year-old France goalkeeper and club captain Hugo Lloris next summer. (TeamTalk)

Tottenham are keen on Sporting Lisbon's 23-year-old English midfielder Marcus Edwards, who came through the youth ranks at Spurs. (Record via Sport Witness)

Manchester United have identified Bayern Munich and Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33, as a replacement for 37-year-old Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo in January. (Sky Sports Germany)

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos has ruled itself out of the running to buy Liverpool as the business empire no longer sees value in buying a top Premier League team. (Telegraph)

Dubai International Capital are interested in a move to buy Liverpool despite failing to finalise a deal in 2007. (Arabian Business)

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor says he has requested information about buying Liverpool. (Mail)

Barcelona are considering signing Crystal Palace's 29-year-old Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha. (Sport - in Spanish)

Everton manager Frank Lampard is keen on Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, although the 27-year-old is hoping for a contract extension at Old Trafford. (Football Transfers)

Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, has held positive talks over a move to Arsenal in January. (Fabrizio Romano via Mail)

Juventus are set to compete with Barcelona for the signing of Chelsea's 30-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho, who is out of contract next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United have scouted Blackburn's 23-year-old Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, although a host of Premier League clubs are interested in a January move. (90 Min)

Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, 28, will demand to leave in January, with Manchester United and Tottenham monitoring the Netherlands international's situation. (Mundo Deportivo via Express)

Liverpool have sent scouts to look at Midtjylland's 21-year-old Danish winger Gustav Isaksen, with a view to a January transfer. (Ekstra Bladet via Express)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says not signing Son Heung-min when he was Borussia Dortmund manager is "one of the big mistakes in my life". (Star)

Arsenal are weighing up whether to loan out Brazilian winger Marquinhos in January. The 19-year-old has made only one Premier League appearance since joining this summer. (Evening Standard)

Leeds' Scottish midfielder Stuart McKinstry, 20, is wanted by Burnley. (Football Insider)

Leeds are at the front of a queue of clubs chasing Birmingham's 19-year-old English midfielder George Hall. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's Newspapers:

There is a growing belief, according to those with knowledge of the situation, that Jude Bellingham's next club will be Manchester City (Daily Mail).

Tottenham are planning a January move to re-sign Marcus Edwards, according to reports (The Sun).

Facundo Pellistri will look to secure a permanent transfer away from Manchester United during the January transfer window, according to reports (Daily Mail).

Wayne Rooney has struck up a bond with the new United manager Erik ten Hag. The former England striker has been a regular visitor to his former club's training HQ in recent weeks, even turning up at times in a club tracksuit (The Sun).

The Old Trafford club are reportedly putting plans in place on signing a big-name striker within the next year but could face severe competition from a number of European giants (Daily Mirror).

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that not signing Heung-Min Son when he was Borussia Dortmund boss is one of the "big mistakes in his life." (Daily Star).

James Maddison is likely to miss out on England's World Cup squad - despite his electric start to the season (Daily Star).

Gareth Southgate is set to recall Marcus Rashford and is poised to replace the injured Reece James with the Arsenal defender Ben White when he names his 26-man squad on Thursday (The Guardian).

Kyle Walker has told the Three Lions hierachy that he will be fit to play in Qatar and is hopeful of being included in Southgate's squad along with his Manchester City team-mate, Kalvin Phillips (The Times).

Napoli's Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 23, is on Manchester United's radar as they look for striker options for next season. (Manchester Evening News)

However, the Old Trafford outfit face competition from Real Madrid with manager Carlo Ancelotti trying to persuade the Spanish champions' president Florentino Perez to sign Osimhen, as well as AC Milan and Portugal attacker Rafael Leao, 23, in January. (Sport via Mail)

Manchester United are also interested in signing Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, from Benfica. (Record via Mail)

Liverpool are interested in Borussia Dortmund's German striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 17, who has six goals in 13 games this season. (Bild via Sporting Witness).

The owners of Newcastle United are prepared to spend another £70m on transfers this summer to continue their squad overhaul. (Sun)

Bayern Munich are unconvinced on the prospect of signing England and Tottenham forward Harry Kane despite reports last month suggesting the 29-year-old was the German club's number one priority. (Bild, via The Sun)

West Ham have registered their interest in signing Everton and England defender Michael Keane, 29, in January. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are set to make an offer for Velez Sarsfield's 19-year-old Argentinian holding midfielder Maximo Perrone 'in the next few days'. (Express)

Uruguayan midfielder Facundo Pellistri, 20, wants to leave Manchester United permanently after completing a loan spell at Spanish side Alaves. (Mail)

Antonio Conte expects to stay at Tottenham and will sign a new contract, claims his assistant Cristian Stellini. (Evening Standard)

Borussia Monchengladbach's French midfielder Kouadio 'Man Utd' Kone is a target for West Ham in January. (Bild - in German)

Arsenal would be willing to pay Shakhtar Donetsk's asking price of £56m for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk with the Gunners appearing to be at the front of the queue for the 21-year-old. (Give Me Sport)

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is interested in bringing Spanish defender Nacho Fernandez, 32, and Dominican striker Mariano Diaz, 29, from Real Madrid to Molineux. (Goal)

Chelsea are interested in signing Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez, 27. (SportWitness)

Everton are lining up a move for Queens Park Rangers and Senegal goalkeeper Seny Dieng, 27. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are interested in Real Betis's French forward Nabil Fekir, 29, with the fee said to be around €50m. (Mundo Deportivo)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Borussia Dortmund are confident of keeping 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham beyond the end of the season despite interest from major clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. (90min)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Atletico Madrid's 23-year-old Portugal striker Joao Felix and could try to sign him on loan in January. (Le Parisien via Marca)

Southampton will pay Championship side Luton Town more than £4m in compensation for manager Nathan Jones, who replaced the sacked Ralph Hasenhuttl on Thursday. (Telegraph - subscription)

Aston Villa will target an 'A-list' forward in the January transfer window, while Villarreal's Spain defender Pau Torres, 25, is also of interest to recently appointed manager Unai Emery. (Football Insider)

Roma will turn their attention to Barcelona's Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, with Portugal's Diogo Dalot, 23, now a key part of Manchester United's plans. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona could allow Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, to leave in the January transfer window. (Caught Offside)

Newcastle want Villarreal's Spain defender Pau Torres,25, Atletico Madrid's 29-year-old Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco and Real Betis' France midfielder Nabil Fekir, 29, this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal have made a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is also of interest to Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich's France defender Benjamin Pavard, 26, is open to playing in a different country next season. He was linked with Chelsea during the summer transfer window. (L'Equipe - in French)

West Ham, Crystal Palace and QPR are interested in signing Middlesbrough's 18-year-old English academy midfielder Pharrell Willis. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham will prioritise a right-sided wing-back and a back-up striker in January. (90min)

Senegal will use witch doctors in an attempt to help Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane, 30, recover from injury in time for the World Cup. (Mail)

Bayern Munich's Canada defender Alphonso Davies, 22, believes he will be fit for the World Cup after suffering a hamstring strain against Hertha Belin on Saturday. (Mail)

Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25, will see a specialist to find out the extent of his dislocated shoulder issue. (Guardian)

Former defender Gerard Pique will run for the Barcelona presidency as he focuses on his business ventures following his retirement as a player this week. (ESPN)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's newspapers.


Jadon Sancho's timekeeping was an issue for England backroom staff before losing his place in Gareth Southgate's squad and eventually missing out on the World Cup this week.

Erik ten Hag has warned Donny van de Beek that he must prove he can cut it at Manchester United or face being sold after ruling out a loan move.


Manchester United will consider offers for Harry Maguire next summer, with Erik ten Hag intent on selling his captain to help fund a continuing overhaul of the squad. Maguire cost £80m but the club realise they may have to accept a considerable loss to sell him.


Callum Wilson is a doubt to face Chelsea this weekend after suffering from an illness just days before the World Cup.

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has revealed he caught some of his players "naked" on FaceTime when telling them they had not made his World Cup squad.


Manchester United have reportedly made their move to bring Memphis Depay back to the club in the January transfer window as Erik ten Hag searches for a striker solution.

Tottenham's Emerson Royal could be on his way out of north London next summer, with Juventus reportedly keen on bringing him to Turin.


Benjamin Pavard admits he could quit Bayern Munich sooner rather than later, amid continued interest from Manchester United.


Cristiano Ronaldo will not be given the weekend off to ensure he is fresh for the World Cup as Manchester United face Fulham this weekend.


Gareth Southgate will have the option of watching the final round of matches before the World Cup in real-time from his house as he prays his England players come through unscathed.

Frank Lampard has confirmed Dominic Calvert-Lewin is suffering from three injuries at once - with Everton hoping to have him back for Boxing Day.


Former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has unleashed an astonishing blast against his old club - including a thinly-veiled swipe at captain James Tavernier.

Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson has been linked with a sensational January move to Juventus after impressing for Bologna.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to sell England defender Harry Maguire next summer and the club may have to accept considerably less than the £80m that he cost to offload the 29-year-old. (Guardian)

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, who has been linked with possible moves to Tottenham and former club Manchester United, wants to leave Barcelona on a free transfer in January. (Mundo Deportivo via Express)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, says he wants to write his name in the history books of home city club Paris St-Germain rather than move abroad to win the Champions League. (Sports Illustrated)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he wants Portugal striker Joao Felix to stay at the club, despite the 23-year-old being linked with Paris St-Germain. (Fichajes)

Chelsea have hosted 16-year-old Palmeiras striker Endrick and his family at their training ground as they try to beat Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to the Brazilian's signing. (Mail)

Arsenal are planning moves for Leicester City's Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, and 21-year-old midfielder Danilo, who plays for Brazil and Palmerias, in January. (90 Min)

Newcastle United are planning a move for 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine forward Mykhaylo Mudryk, who has also been linked with Arsenal. (Football Insider)

Manchester City have joined the race for Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21. (Manchester Evening News)

Atletico Madrid are keen to make Tottenham's Spanish full-back Sergio Reguilon's loan move permanent despite a lack of games for the 25-year-old. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Spain boss Luis Enrique had Gerard Pique on his shortlist for the World Cup before the 35-year-old Barcelona defender retired from football last week. (Sport)

Newcastle United will listen to offers for left-sided Scottish winger Matt Ritchie in January, with Magpies boss Eddie Howe giving the green light to the club letting the 33-year-old leave. (Football Insider)

Bournemouth are exploring a move for former Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa, 67, to take over as permanent manager following the sacking of Scott Parker in August. (Athletic - subscription required)

Wayne Rooney says Roy Keane would not have accepted the sort of behaviour he has defended from 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo at former club Manchester United this season. (Talksport)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's Newspapers:


Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss Manchester United's final game before the World Cup against Fulham after he did not board the train that took his teammates down to London on Saturday afternoon.


David de Gea will be forced to take a significant pay cut if he signs a new deal with Manchester United.


Mason Mount is set to enter the last 18 months of his Chelsea deal without agreeing new terms after stalemate in contract talks over extending his time at Stamford Bridge.
A "succession plan" to equip the Football Association for Gareth Southgate's eventual departure was started three years ago, the architect behind it has revealed.

Former England captain Wayne Rooney says Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jude Bellingham should start in England's first match at the World Cup in a 4-4-1-1 formation.

Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho still does not have a place in the first-team dressing room at Carrington despite his start to life in the senior ranks.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has rejected the chance to play at the Qatar World Cup with Ghana and will instead hold off on deciding his international future.

Liverpool's promising Tyler Morton could do a Jude Bellingham - and be snapped up by German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Neil Critchley is a wanted man with both Luton and Wigan Athletic keen on making the 44-year-old their new manager.
Crystal Palace are set to offer new contracts to goalkeeper Vicente Guaita and forward Jordan Ayew.
Villarreal are ready to wait for Blackburn forward Ben Brereton Diaz's contract to run out.
Football fans face being thrown behind bars or flogged over minor offences as they jet out to Qatar for the World Cup.
Young Everton star Tom Cannon is wanted by Fleetwood.
Canada World Cup star Jonathan Osorio has his sights on a move to England after the tournament.
West Ham U18 coach Kevin Keen is on the shortlist for the Crawley Town job.
Birmingham City whizkid Jordan James will be on the plane to Qatar with Wales as the "27th man".
Jailed former tennis ace Boris Becker will be deported to Germany in time for Christmas.

England midfielder Mason Mount has yet to agree a new deal with Chelsea after talks about extending his Blues contract, which is set to enter its remaining 18 months, reached a stalemate. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain could make a move for Tottenham forward Son Heung-min, with Real Madrid having doubts about signing the 30-year-old South Korea international. (El Nacional)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says talks are taking place with forward Roberto Firmino about extending the 31-year-old's contract at the club, with the Brazil international's current deal running out in the summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United keeper David de Gea, 32, will have to take a pay cut of at least £100,000-a-week if he wants to extend his stay with the club. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Brighton and Spain keeper Robert Sanchez, 24, is being monitored by Chelsea and Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Dutch winger Cody Gakpo, who was linked with a move away from PSV Eindhoven in the summer, says he will be "ready to take that next step" at the end of the season and that it would be an "honour" to play for any of "Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool". (NOS, via Goal)

Palmeiras have turned down an offer from Paris St-Germain for Brazilian forward Endrick. The 16-year-old's preferred destination is Chelsea, with the Stamford Bridge club willing to meet the teenager's 60m euro release clause. (ESPN Brazil)

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to replace Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone if the Spanish club decide to part ways with their Argentine. (Fichajes)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, either "proves himself" or "he goes". (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa are targeting a move for 23-year-old Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze, who plays for new manager Unai Emery's former side Villarreal.(Football Insider)

Fenway Sports Group is in talks to sell Liverpool for £2.7bn to an American buyer. (Mail)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is planning to build a new stadium in London's Earl's Court, nine years after the idea of leaving Stamford Bridge was scrapped. (Mail)

Liverpool's 20-year-old English midfielder Tyler Morton, who is currently on loan at Blackburn, could be the latest youngster to head to the Bundesliga, with Borussia Dortmund interested. (Sun)

Birmingham City will try to turn 22-year-old English defender Dion Sanderson's season-long loan move from Wolves into a permanent move during January. (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus have met with the agent of 27-year-old Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, while they are also interested in signing either Roma's 27-year-old Dutch full-back Rick Karsdorp or Real Madrid's 26-year-old Spain defender Alvaro Odriozola. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Inter Milan are keen on signing Spanish left-back Jesus Vazquez, 19, from Valencia and Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Football Italia)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 14 November 2022 06:38, UK


Erling Haaland will not take part in a warm-weather training camp with the rest of the Manchester City squad.
Thomas Tuchel is reportedly in line to take over should Atletico Madrid sack Diego Simeone.
Wales do not expect the World Cup to be a last hurrah for Gareth Bale.


Gareth Southgate hopes to allow his players some contact with their families during the World Cup, despite Covid fears.
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes has spoken of his concerns about the World Cup in Qatar.

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted he will not be able to compete if any big clubs make a push to sign Jude Bellingham next summer.


Manchester United are making transfer specialist Tom Keane's position at Old Trafford permanent ahead of the January window.
Manchester City are increasingly miffed by some unwanted attention being dished out to Pep Guardiola.
Transfer business ahead of the January window could start in earnest at the World Cup, with club and officials basing themselves in Dubai for the tournament.
Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been put forward to receive the freedom of the city.


Travelling fans of England or Wales who misbehave at the World Cup finals in Qatar will not be able to escape the all-seeing eye of 20,000 cameras in the eight stadiums alone, making this tournament the most heavily-surveilled of its kind.


Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst is clinging to his job after club chiefs held crisis talks.
Kenny Miller has urged Rangers to make a 'quick decision' over Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Celtic star David Turnbull has warned the rest of Scottish football: We are only going to get better.
Aberdeen striker Bojan Miovski is a January target for French side Reims after becoming joint top scorer in the Premiership.


Rangers appear to have missed out on a former transfer target, with Brazilian playmaker Evander on the brink of joining Portland Timbers in the MLS.

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says the club will hold talks with 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been linked with several of Europe's top sides, about his future after the 2022 World Cup. (Bild, via Mail)

Barcelona, who know it will be difficult to sign 32-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Manchester City in January, are also looking at Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona failed to make it into the last 16 of the Champions League but the Nou Camp club's president Joan Laporta says he has not questioned Xavi's position as manager. (Sport - in Spanish)

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery wants to sign two players from Real Madrid - Belgium winger Eden Hazard, 31, and Spain defender Nacho Fernandez, 32. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Villa could make a 14m euro bid for Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, with Fulham also interested in the 25-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will hold meetings with the club during the World Cup to discuss his future plans. (Mail)

AC Milan are aiming to agree a deal with Chelsea to sign their 29-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

AC Milan will not consider offers of less than 100m euros (£87.5m) for Portugal forward Rafael Leao in January as they struggle to make progress in talks to agree a contract extension with the 23-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has total backing from the club's owners despite suffering three straight defeats in the Premier League. (Athletic - subscription required)

Roma director Tiago Pinto "cannot accept" England manager Gareth Southgate's reasoning in leaving striker Tammy Abraham, 25, out of his squad for the 2022 World Cup. (DAZN, via Football Italia)

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, who left Chelsea to join Real Madrid in the summer, says Barcelona tried to sign him but moving to the Nou Camp side was not a possibility for the 29-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 30, is close to signing a contract extension until 2026 with French champions Paris St-Germain.(Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko's contract with Inter Milan runs out next summer and the 36-year-old says he wants to stay with the Serie A side. (Calciomercato - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 15 November 2022 06:19, UK


Cristiano Ronaldo has held talks with Bayern Munich as he plots an escape from Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Manchester United are exploring ways of sacking Cristiano Ronaldo over his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
England boss Gareth Southgate led an emotionally-charged night at St George's Park on Monday, imploring his players to create history as they prepare to depart for Qatar this morning.
West Ham will give David Moyes time to turn their season around, having decided against using the World Cup break to make a change of manager.
Chelsea star Edouard Mendy's future is uncertain heading into the World Cup with the goalkeeper contemplating a possible exit amid concerns his first-team chances will be limited.
Seventh-tier side Ashton United have made an audacious loan bid for Manchester City star Erling Haaland.
Ecuador have left defender Byron Castillo out of their 26-man squad for the World Cup despite the player being deemed an Ecuadorean national by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Gareth Southgate gave his England players a rabble-rousing speech and urged them to make history before they fly to the World Cup.
Erik ten Hag is set to hold crunch talks with Manchester United's hierarchy following Cristiano Ronaldo's explosive interview in which he slammed his boss and claimed he feels "betrayed" by the club.

Manchester United's superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as a surprise target for Roma after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
Sporting's manager Ruben Amorim has seemingly left the door open for Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the side after the attacker's bombshell interview in which he said he felt betrayed by Manchester United.

Tracey Crouch, the Conservative MP driving the campaign for legislation to introduce a regulator for football, is frustrated that progress to reform the English game has "stalled" at government level and is also urging the Premier League to stop resisting the idea.
Calvin Ramsay, the uncapped Liverpool defender, is expected to start Scotland's friendly international against Turkey in Diyarbakir.

Manchester United will consider tearing up Cristiano Ronaldo's contract in the January transfer window - as long as he does not demand a pay-off for the remainder of his deal.
Chelsea's decision to sack Thomas Tuchel, rather than placing him on gardening leave, means the German is preparing to leave England in December, even though two of his former Chelsea staff can stay in the country.
Julen Lopetegui has revealed Wolves owners Fosun are "worried" about relegation and will provide another cash injection to help save their season.


The Rangers board are still to discuss Giovanni van Bronckhorst's future as the under-fire boss flies back to the Netherlands.
Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller insists Michael Beale cannot be written off as a potential replacement - and claims the fans want him back.
Former Celtic star Nir Bitton has confessed he has told Oscar Gloukh to stick with Maccabi Tel Aviv amid interest from Parkhead.
Scotland international Kevin Nisbet will make his long-awaited return from an ACL injury for Hibs against Middlesbrough next week.

Scotland are on a high-security alert for their Turkey friendly after a deadly explosion in Istanbul.
Ange Postecoglou has been linked with a shock move to Everton.
Frank McAvennie says no Rangers player would get in the Celtic team right now.

Manchester United may end 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo's contract, but they will wait until they have seen his full interview with Piers Morgan before making a decision. (Telegraph - subscription)

Chelsea could revive their interest in Ronaldo after a summer move was reportedly blocked by then manager Thomas Tuchel. (CBS via Express)

Ronaldo and his agent held talks with Bayern Munich last week. (Mail)

Manchester United have joined Arsenal in pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, with United boss Erik ten Hag interested in the 21-year-old since he was Ajax manager. (Sun)

Mudryk said in an interview with Vlada Sedan, Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko's wife, on her YouTube channel that he would "rather be a starter at Arsenal than sit on Real Madrid's bench". But he wants to speak with manager Mikel Arteta before deciding on his future. (Vlada Sedan via Metro)

Chelsea's 30-year-old Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy is considering his future at Stamford Bridge because of concerns about his first-team chances. (Mail)

Liverpool are interested in Las Palmas' 19-year-old Spanish midfielder Alberto Moleiro, who is also a target for Barcelona and Manchester City. (Express)

Roma could listen to offers for 25-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham sent scouts to watch Borussia Monchengladbach's 25-year-oldFrance forward Marcus Thuram and Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old Cameroon striker Youssoufa Moukoko in Friday's Bundesliga match. (90min)

Liverpool and Arsenal are also interested in Monchengladbach's Thuram, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with Bayern Munich. (90min)

Chelsea are confident they have agreed a deal with RB Leipzig's 25-year-old French forward Christopher Nkunku to join in January or next summer. (90min)

Manchester City are planning talks with Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva's agent during the World Cup. City are aware the 28-year-old wants to join Barcelona and will not stand in his way if the right offer arrives. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui says the club's owners are "worried" about relegation and will provide funds to strengthen the squad in January. (Telegraph - subscription)

Leeds United's English right-back Cody Drameh, 20, is attracting interest from Newcastle United, Lille, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel must leave the UK in December because of post-Brexit laws, but two of his coaches - Zsolt Low and Benjamin Webber, who have been placed on gardening leave - can remain because they are still technically under contract. (Telegraph - subscription)

Napoli are expected to offer 21-year-old Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia a new contract given his impressive form this season. (Il Mattino via Football Italia)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 16 November 2022 06:19, UK


Erik ten Hag does not want Cristiano Ronaldo to play for Manchester United again with club chiefs agreeing that the team are better without him.
Novak Djokovic will be able to compete at January's Australian Open after his three-year visa ban was overturned by the country's government.
Ryan Reynolds, the Hollywood actor, hailed Wales in the country's native language as he was given an award in New York for championing Wrexham football club.
Allegations that twin brothers were subjected to racial abuse during matches in the junior leagues are being investigated by the Scottish FA.


Manchester United have accelerated their plans to replace Cristiano Ronaldo - with France superstar Kylian Mbappe having emerged as a shock target.
Cristiano Ronaldo has given Piers Morgan's son the boots he scored his 'final Manchester United goals in' - as more bombshells continue to emerge.
Benjamin Pavard has reaffirmed that he is open to leaving Bayern Munich to join a new club - but his comments spell bad news for Manchester United.
Phil Foden has revealed how he is desperate to fire England to World Cup glory in Qatar - to put his Euros heartbreak behind him.
Gareth Southgate has set up his own "support line" to Harry Maguire in the build-up to the World Cup.
A 'psychic' alpaca has predicted England will qualify for the World Cup knockout stages despite losing to Iran in their opener - but Wales will not make it out of the group.

England stalwart Kieran Trippier insists he has no plans to retire from international duty but concedes this World Cup is likely to be his last.
England's WAGs are staying on a cruise ship owned by a company that is being investigated for using 'slave labour'.

David Beckham has made a sensational move to lure Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami.
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is tipped to reject any interest from Wigan and stay at Tottenham as youth coach - despite hoping to become a manager.
Manchester United winger Antony has hit back at club legend Paul Scholes after being labelled a "clown".
Chelsea have received a boost in the race for Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick with the Brazilian club rejecting two offers from Paris Saint-Germain, a report says.
Ashley Young insists he will never retire from England duty - even though he thought making the 55-man World Cup squad was a "joke".

England's footballers could get the right hump with their World Cup hotel - thanks to a pair of camels grunting through the night outside.

Manchester United will consider tearing up Cristiano Ronaldo's contract in the January transfer window - as long as he does not demand a pay-off for the remainder of his deal.
Sports lawyer Stephen Taylor Heath talks through the likely procedure Manchester United would take if Cristiano Ronaldo's comments brought the club into 'disrepute'
Newcastle United's owners will not gamble to chase a Champions League place this winter, despite recently congratulating manager Eddie Howe for a brilliant start to the season.
Gareth Southgate is planning to help England's players cope with the intense heat of Qatar by holding morning training sessions this week ahead of their World Cup opener against Iran on Monday.
Milton Keynes has missed out on the list of 14 venues for a draft British Isles bid for the 2028 European Championship because it is too small.
MCC will roll out a 'smart' cricket ball next summer that will revolutionise umpiring in the amateur game with the use of an app.
Discussions are under way to reform the County Championship with Division One reducing to eight teams.

Liverpool are reportedly already in close contact with Jude Bellingham's camp and remain 'very optimistic' about completing a blockbuster deal for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder in 2023.
Jake Paul has set Tommy Fury a seven-day deadline to come to terms with him for a third fight attempt. The YouTube star confirms that he is willing to go along with TNT's plans to host the fight in the United Kingdom next February.

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be spared from the sack because he is still picking up the tab for stopping Celtic's bid for 10-in-a-row.
Celtic believe double-winning boss Ange Postecoglou will knock back any advances from Japan after the Australian shot to the top of Japan's wishlist to replace head coach Hajime Moriyasu if he flops at the World Cup.
Martin Boyle is facing a race to be fit to represent Australia at the World Cup after the Hibernian star missed another day of training, which has prompted Socceroos boss Graham Arnold to fly in a replacement.
Rangers have been dealt a further blow after Fashion Sakala was forced to withdraw from the Zambia squad through injury.

Scotland stars were given an armed guard as they went on a walkabout from the team hotel in Diyarbakir on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday night's friendly with Turkey.
Turkey boss Stefan Kuntz has promised Ridvan Yilmaz he will come to Scotland to see the Rangers defender once he is fit.
Kyle Ferguson has opened up on his heartbreaking release from Rangers as a teenager and revealed it almost made him quit football altogether.

Manchester United are planning on replacing Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, with 23-year-old Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe. (Mirror)

United boss Erik ten Hag says Ronaldo should not play for Manchester United again following his tell-all interview with Piers Morgan. (ESPN)

MLS side Inter Miami, part-owned by former Red Devils winger David Beckham, have held talks about signing Ronaldo. (Sun)

Manchester United target Benjamin Pavard, 26, has said he would be open to joining AC Milan from Bayern Munich despite the France defender being heavily linked with the Red Devils. (Football Italia)

Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all interested in signing Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, with Inter Milan hoping the 27-year-old will sign a new deal. (90min)

Everton have no plans to sack manager Frank Lampard during the World Cup break and intend to give him time to turn their season around (Football Insider)

Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 31, says he could leave Real Madrid at the end of the season despite having another year left on his contract. (Marca - in Spanish)

Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli says defender Kim Min-jae has a release clause in his contract valid for 15 days in July. The 26-year-old South Korea international has been linked with Manchester United. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the Spanish giants will not be able to sign any players in January as things stand. (Football Espana)

Manchester City could make a move for Germany midfielder Tony Kroos but Real Madrid are hopeful that the 33-year-old will renew his contract. (Sport)

Leicester, Everton and Brighton are all interested in signing Lens and France goalkeeper Brice Samba, 28. (90min)

Liverpool's former England youth international midfielder Fabio Carvalho, 20, has quit Portugal Under-21s by text message. (Mirror)

West Ham have told manager David Moyes that his job is safe for now after his side lost their ninth game of the season on Saturday. (90min)

Brighton are interested in Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine central defender Mykola Matviyenko, 26. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 17 November 2022 06:29, UK


Sporting Lisbon chief Frederico Varandas has denied his club ever considered signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City are reportedly looking to negotiate with Toni Kroos over a January transfer.
Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard has revealed he is "considering new projects".
Our pick of Cristiano Ronaldo's highs and lows since his return for a second spell at Manchester United
Eden Hazard has apologised to Real Madrid fans for his injury-stricken time at the club.Juventus star Adrien Rabiot confirms he is weighing up his options amid interest from Manchester United.
Neil Bath, the man who mentored both Mason Mount and Reece James, has been promoted by Chelsea.
Wonderkid Endrick has revealed he is learning English and dreams to play in the Champions League.

Manchester United players believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should not play for the club again and do not expect him to return after the World Cup.
Sports lawyer Stephen Taylor Heath talks through the likely procedure Manchester United would take if Cristiano Ronaldo's comments brought the club into 'disrepute'
LGBTQ+ fans have been assured by Fifa that they can show public displays of affection at official World Cup venues in Qatar.
Richie Gray will miss Scotland's final Autumn Nations Series match against Argentina on Saturday after being handed a three-week ban for an act of foul play in the 31-23 defeat by New Zealand last weekend.
Curtis Jones is set to sign a new contract with Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp continues to place his faith in the midfielder.
Connor Roberts feared for his life when a doctor could not give him an assurance that he would recover from suffering pneumonia last season.
Heung-Min Son wore a mask at training with the South Korea team on Wednesday and later expressed doubt about his availability for the start of the World Cup in Qatar because of his facial injury.
Callum McGregor will not feature for Celtic in their Sydney Super Cup matches this week, but the club captain hopes to use the trip as a springboard for a December return to action.

Erik ten Hag has made it clear that there is no way back for Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United following explosive comments directed at the Dutchman during an interview with Piers Morgan.
Mykhaylo Mudryk believes it's unlikely a top European club would pay €100million (£87.75m) for a player from Ukraine - leaving his Premier League dream hanging in the balance.

Chelsea and Mason Mount have made a breakthrough in talks over a new contract.
Shakhtar Donetsk have warned suitors for young superstar Mykhaylo Mudryk that they value the winger at €100m (£87.75m) following his exploits in the Champions League this season.
Luton are in advanced talks with Rob Edwards over him becoming their next manager.

Arsenal are at risk of losing Charlie Patino to Barcelona.
Adrien Rabiot admits he made the "best decision" rejecting a move to Manchester United and staying at Juventus.
Eden Hazard has given Newcastle United hope in their reported pursuit of the Premier League icon by admitting he could leave Real Madrid in the summer.
Chelsea and Tottenham may soon be drawn into a potential January bidding war for Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries, who could reportedly be available for a cut-price fee when the transfer window reopens.

Fifa is selling hospitality packages to attend its "fan festival" in Qatar - and stay out of the blazing sunshine - for as much as £960 per day, while ordinary supporters in the festival will have to endure the tiny Gulf nation's soaring temperatures.
The Yorkshire racism hearing is set to be delayed until the new year after several defendants lodged appeals against the case being heard in public.

Kyle Walker has handed Gareth Southgate a World Cup boost by claiming he will be ready to play some part in England's second group game against the United States.
Norway boss Stale Solbakken has accused football of not doing enough to prevent Qatar hosting the World Cup finals.

Eduardo Camavinga has been the target of sick racist abuse after his mistimed tackle on France team-mate Christopher Nkunku in training ruled him out of the World Cup.
Scrooge Premier League bosses are again refusing permission for clubs to wear away kits for home matches over Christmas - and raise awareness and funds for a homelessness charity in the process.
Glenn Hoddle does not expect Gareth Southgate to start Harry Maguire against Iran, as he thinks the out-of-form centre-back will have 'a doubt in the back of his mind' after losing his place at Manchester United.
Paul Pogba is set to finally make his Juventus next year, six months later than planned after suffering a meniscus injury that has been badly managed by his entourage.
Robert Page's Wales squad have had to reschedule their training sessions because of the excessive Doha heat.

Former Three Lions striker Emile Heskey says he thinks England's golden generation' was a bit overrated.
Gerard Pique has been handed a four-match ban for his foul-mouthed rant towards a referee in his final game for Barcelona.

New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighbourhood in Queens.

Celtic are set to ramp up their transfer business as they look to land a full-back and a striker in the January window.
Rangers have reportedly reignited their interest in Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin as they look to kickstart their title bid following the World Cup break.
Hibs star Martin Boyle continues to race against the clock in his battle to secure a World Cup spot with Australia - with the forward still on the sidelines despite the tournament kicking off next week.
Alfredo Morelos is on a three-striker January shortlist for Fenerbahce, according to reports in Turkey.

Celtic keeper Tobi Oluwayemi is a man in demand ahead of an expected England under-20 World Cup call.
Steven Gerrard remains the current favourite to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Rangers manager.

Contract negotiations between England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, and the Chelsea owners are ongoing and a breakthrough has been made "in the past few weeks". (Athletic - subscription required)

Many Manchester United players do no think Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo will play for the club again after the 37-year-old said he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag during a controversial interview. (Times - subscription required)

Sporting Lisbon chief Frederico Varandas has denied reports linking the Portuguese club with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, saying a bid for the Manchester United and Portugal forward was never discussed. (RTP3, via Sun)

A mural of Ronaldo was removed from the side of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium hours before his interview with Piers Morgan was aired on Wednesday. (Mirror)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says he feels "lucky" not to have completed a transfer from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Metro)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante's contract with Chelsea runs out in the summer and Italian clubs Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in signing the 31-year-old. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says his club were interested in signing Colombian forward Luis Diaz, 25, before he joined Liverpool from Porto. (Mundo Deportivo, via 90min)

Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino, 19, whose contract runs out next summer and is currently on loan at Blackpool, is being tracked by Barcelona. (Calcio Mercato, via Express)

Shakhtar Donetsk want 100m euros (£87.75m) for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, who has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United. (Athletic - subscription required)

Mudryk said he was "shocked" by his 100m euro price tag and does not believe a top European club will pay that amount for a player from the Ukraine league. (Sport Arena - in Ukrainian)

AC Milan are interested in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar but face competition from Roma for the 24-year-old France international. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Argentina defender Martín Demichelis, 41, who spent three years at Manchester City, has left a coaching role at Bayern Munich to become new head coach at River Plate. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 18 November 2022 06:51, UK


Manchester City were surprised to hear Cristiano Ronaldo claim he came "close" to moving to the Etihad in the summer of 2021.
Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates have shunned the five-star hotel treatment for student accommodation at the World Cup so they can host barbeques.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a Manchester United escape route this Christmas… to Australia.
In an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed young players 'don't care' and are different from his generation
Chelsea midfielder Cesare Casadei insists he has no regrets about signing for the Blues despite zero first-team minutes.Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has admitted he would like to come back to the club
Peter Crouch has revealed horrific abuse from the stands early in his career drove him to consider quitting football.
A poll has found that 45 per cent of football fans in England are intending to watch games from home rather than go to pubs and other venues, with most saying the decision came down to finances.
Bayer Leverkusen are keeping their fingers crossed Chelsea will not recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell in January.
John Askey says York City bosses asked him to go to the printer to collect a file which turned out to be a letter telling him he had been sacked from his role as head coach.

David Beckham is facing further criticism for his role as an ambassador for Qatar after claiming the World Cup would be a platform for progress, inclusivity and tolerance.
Liverpool and Juventus are keeping track of the growing uncertainty around Mason Mount's future after Chelsea's talks with the England midfielder over a new deal were put on hold until after the World Cup.

Only three days before kick-off, the Qatari hosts were putting pressure on FIFA to perform a complete U-turn on the beer policy at the World Cup and stop selling Budweiser at the eight World Cup stadiums altogether.
England are set to hold talks over whether they will take a knee at the World Cup in Qatar before Monday's opening group game against Iran.
Mauricio Pochettino has said he is "open" to the idea of managing England as Gareth Southgate prepares for the tournament which will define his tenure.
The disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has claimed he is still confident of avoiding extradition from Trinidad to the United States despite losing an appeal to the Privy Council in London.

Gareth Bale is using a golf simulator ahead of the World Cup in Qatar after being banned from playing at a Doha course.
Erling Haaland's agent Rafaela Pimenta has declared there are no concrete plans for the Norway striker's future as of yet amid rumours linking him with a move away from Manchester City before the end of his current deal.
Lionel Messi has decided he wants to room alone at the World Cup in Qatar with Argentina following Sergio Aguero's retirement.
Tottenham will have to act quickly to snap up Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario in January, according to reports in Italy, with Juventus set to make their move for the 26-year-old and Roma also interested.
Barcelona are reported to be keeping tabs on Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino, who has impressed during a loan spell with Championship club Blackpool so far this season.

Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group has confirmed Jurgen Klopp's key executive ally Michael Gordon is "stepping back" from day-to-day duties in a significant power shift at Anfield.
The Football Association will take on FIFA by meeting on the eve of the World Cup to ask why it has not acted to improve the rights of migrant workers in Qatar.
In an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, Cristiano Ronaldo claims Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag provoked him in to walking out of the stadium against Tottenham

Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed his long-term rival Lionel Messi as an "amazing player" - and insisted there is a deep level of respect between the two superstars.
Lionel Messi has spoken of his "happiness" in Paris as he appears to have poured cold water on Joan Laporta's attempts to bring him back to Barcelona.
Co-owner Will Ferrell says Cristiano Ronaldo would be made welcome at LAFC if he decides to give MLS a try before the end of his career, although he admitted "we can't pay you that much" and hoped great golf courses and beaches could make up for that.
One cheeky migrant worker urged Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong to join Liverpool in January, the Barcelona midfielder has revealed after visiting World Cup facilities in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate excluded Ivan Toney from England's World Cup squad on "footballing grounds", according to the Football Association's chief executive Mark Bullingham.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was left bemused by a congratulatory message from the Spanish FA on his retirement from international duty - despite being yet to hang up his gloves.
Arsenal will reportedly host Juventus in their final warm-up match before the resumption of the Premier League season on Boxing Day, while the Serie A side have also scheduled another clash with Barcelona during the World Cup break.
Leicester believe they can reach an agreement with Youri Tielemans that will stop the midfielder leaving on a free transfer next summer.
Christopher Nkunku has defended his France team-mate Eduardo Camavinga after he was subjected to vile racist abuse this week.
Australia head coach Graham Arnold says a double battle with Covid-19 has enabled him to become a better communicator and feels his previous "iron-fist" regime has thankfully come to an end.
Olivier Giroud has provided Australia with some ammunition ahead of their World Cup opener next week by admitting France are yet to start doing their homework on the Socceroos and he has no idea who is in their squad.
FIFA are facing criticism over a decision not to provide water fountains at venues, including fan parks and fan zones, sparking fears that 33 degree temperatures could lead to visitors suffering heatstroke and severe dehydration while queueing for bottled water.

Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin is confident loan stars Leighton Clarkson (Liverpool) and Liam Scales (Celtic) will be allowed to see out the season at Pittodrie despite January recall options.

A January deal could be on the cards for Liverpool to sign 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring the ongoing contract negotiations between England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, and Chelsea. (Guardian)

Chelsea view Mount as a future club captain but his current deal makes the Blues Academy graduate one of the lowest-paid players in the squad. (Mail)

Liverpool have sent scouts to the World Cup to watch Athletic Bilbao striker Nico Williams, 20, in action for Spain. ( - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham, Southampton and Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would be "open to everything" when asked if he would be interested in becoming England manager. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City believe they can reach a deal with Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans to stop the 25-year-old leaving on a free when his contract runs out in the summer. (Mail)

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, hopes he can impress at the 2022 World Cup for Morocco in order to convince AC Milan to make a move for him in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Fulham, Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal are interested in signing Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31, from Arsenal in January. (ESPN)

Aston Villa rejected the opportunity to sign Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha before the 27-year-old joined Fulham. (Football Insider)

Former Barcelona and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 35, has turned down the offer to join Brazilian side Gremio once his contract with Nacional in his native Uruguay expires. (Fabrizio Romano)

Poland's national team were escorted by fighter jets on their way to Qatar for the World Cup. (Sky Sports)

Argentina and Uruguay have each taken 900kg of meat to Qatar so players and staff can have a taste of home during the World Cup. (ESPN)

Qataris want Fifa to reverse the decision to allow beer to be sold at all stadiums which will host World Cup matches. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 19 November 2022 07:46, UK


Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga has defended team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo on his criticism of younger players during his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
Lionesses captain Leah Williamson revealed she has no interest in watching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Alejandro Garnacho has been rewarded for his breakthrough performances at Old Trafford by being voted Manchester United's Player of the Month for November.
Argentina and Uruguay have flown in an astonishing 900 kilograms of meat in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar.
Marcos Alonso will reportedly be offered a two-year contract extension at Barcelona as the La Liga leaders continue to juggle their financial constraints.
Mauricio Pochettino believes "timing" was behind him missing out on the Manchester United job over the summer and said "trains don't only pass once" when asked whether he could see himself at Old Trafford in the future.
Jordan Henderson has urged the FA to speed up their process of investigating claims of racism after it took them 17 days to clear him over an incident with Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes in October.
An independent FA panel has begun hearing the case against former Crawley Town manager John Yems who denies 16 charges of racial discrimination against players. A verdict is expected in the next few weeks.
Shaun Edwards has revealed he will stay on as part of France's coaching team until the 2027 Rugby World Cup after brief talks with the England hierarchy which failed to lead to any offer being put on the table.

Fans who have travelled to Qatar as part of a controversial paid-for supporters programme have been told by Qatari authorities that their cash has been cut.
A large official fan village, which is expected to house dozens of England and Wales fans in the coming weeks, still resembles a building site less than 48 hours before the World Cup kicks off.
Migrant workers employed as security guards in a huge park that will be at the heart of Qatar's World Cup festivities appear to be being paid as little as 35 pence an hour.

James Maddison is facing a race to be 100 per cent fit for England's opener with Iran on Monday.
England midfielder James Maddison has not trained with the squad for the second day in a row, with the player looking unlikely to feature against Iran
Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli snubbed a move to Manchester United as he did not want to "leave Italy".
Eden Hazard has vowed to play for Turkish giants Fenerbahce before he retires, according to former club chief Hasan Cetinkaya.
Adrien Rabiot wants to use the World Cup to put himself in the shop window and maybe secure a transfer to England.
England sponsors Lucozade has pulled all its branding from the World Cup in a snub to Qatar.

Alejandro Garnacho has caused a stir after 'liking' a controversial post on social media that suggested the Manchester United hotshot failed to make Argentina's World Cup squad for a second time 'because he is Spanish'.
Manchester United have been warned that they could lose "one of the best players in the world" Facundo Pellistri shortly after the World Cup.

Manchester United want to kick Cristiano Ronaldo out of the club and have instructed their lawyers to see if they can rip up the Portugal forward's contract.
The Football Association has given its endorsement to Fifa's president Gianni Infantino standing for another term in office despite the world governing body failing to deliver on a centre for migrant workers in Qatar or a compensation fund.
Jack Warner, the former Fifa vice-president who became a notorious figure in the organisation, has said he will not watch a single minute of the World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar has had 12 years to prepare for the World Cup, so some of Fifa's leading officials have been bemused but not amused by the last-minute scrambles to get ready.

Real Madrid star Antonio Rudiger has urged Los Blancos to sign his Germany team-mate Jamal Musiala in what could be a big boost for Liverpool's chances of acquiring Jude Bellingham.
Arsenal could land themselves their own Riyad Mahrez in January as reports from France claim they are interested in Toulouse attacking midfielder Fares Chaibi.
Arsenal could improve their hopes of landing long-term target Moussa Diaby by including Cedric Soares as part of any deal with Bayer Leverkusen for the winger.
Brad Friedel says it should be a "no brainer" for Liverpool to make a double swoop on Chelsea to sign Mason Mount and N'Golo Kante.

French footballing chiefs have confirmed Hugo Lloris will not wear a rainbow armband because Fifa failed to respond to their permission requests.

Kolo Toure is set to be named as Wigan boss. The former Manchester City, Liverpool and Ivory Coast defender, 41, is currently a coach at Leicester. (Sun)

Leicester are interested in signing Germany left-back Robin Gosens, 28, from Inter. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Major League Soccer teams could be in a position to sign Portgual forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, from Manchester United - courtesy of a £210m Apple TV deal. (iNews)

Bruno Fernandes says he has "no problem" with Manchester United and Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo despite an awkward exchange between the pair being caught on camera. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City and England forward Jack Grealish, 27, fears the club is willing to sell him next year as he is struggling to get a place in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up. (Football Insider)

The agent of Manchester United and Uruguay forward Facundo Pellistri, 20, says his client could leave Old Trafford in January having not yet made a senior appearance for the club. (El Observador - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has hinted at the wrong timing having prevented him from becoming Manchester United boss, but says the move could still happen in the future. (Radio Marca, via Mirror)

Barcelona will sell 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January. (AS - in Spanish)

Jose Mourinho wants to bring Barcelona's 27-year-old Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin to Roma. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Premier League clubs Brighton, Fulham, Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in signing Napoli and South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26. (Calciomercato -in Italian)

Ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 30, says he would call up pundits, such as Jamie Redknapp and Paul Scholes, if they criticised him. (Sun)

Aaron Ramsdale says Arsenal and England team-mate Bukayo Saka would not "shy away" from taking a penalty at the Qatar World Cup despite missing one in the Euro 2020 final. (Mail)

Real Madrid and Brazil forward Vinicius Junior, 22, feared suffering an injury before the World Cup because of "dirty tackles" from opponents in La Liga. (ESPN)

Fans who have travelled to the World Cup as part of a paid-for supporters programme have had their daily allowance cancelled. (Guardian)

Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit thinks Brazil will win the World Cup. (Mirror)

Darren Bent thinks Gareth Southgate will leave his position as England manager after the World Cup, regardless of how well the Three Lions do. (Talksport)


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Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 20 November 2022 08:08, UK


Chelsea are scouting Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as they look to replace both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Newcastle United are set to make a January move for France international striker Marcus Thuram, whose contract with Borussia Monchengladbach comes to an end in the summer.
Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho is set for a new deal which will see his weekly salary jump to £50,000-a-week, 10 times more than he currently earns.
Everton are keen on selling central defender Michael Keane with Nottingham Forest set to continue their signing spree in January in a £15m deal.
Velez midfielder Maximo Perrone is a target for Newcastle United according to reports in Argentina, with the teenager likely to cost in the region of £12m
Manchester United fans have been left baffled after Jadon Sancho wiped out his Instagram account and removed every single post he has made.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Hector Bellerin to Serie A next season with local media reporting a right-back is key among his targets as Rick Karsdorp's future at the club looks bleak.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney attempted to stop the Sun on Sunday from publishing an article about his betting investigation in a bid to save his World Cup place.
Camilla the psychic camel has picked England to win their opening World Cup game against Iran on Monday.

Manchester United face a Catch-22 situation over sacking Cristiano Ronaldo as they would then be powerless to stop him joining a Premier League rival, with Chelsea ready to step in if he becomes a free agent.
TeamViewer are attempting to amend their shirt sponsorship deal with Manchester United after being slammed for over-spending by one of their chief investors. It has already been announced the deal will not be extended beyond 2026.

England's footballers will be rewarded with a payday of £13m between them if they win the World Cup in Qatar, while others can expect to earn more from high-profile sponsors.
The United States are set to name Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams as their captain for the World Cup ahead of Chelsea's Christian Pulisic.
An American family queued for 45 minutes in soaring temperatures to get into one of FIFA's Fan Festivals in Qatar, only to be turned away because they were told it "won't be so nice for children" inside.
Qatar World Cup organisers face more embarrassment after telling locals they should drive to matches despite promising the tournament would be the greenest on record.
Alphonso Davies could miss Canada's World Cup opener against Belgium with a hamstring injury he is struggling to recover from.
England are holding talks with New Zealander Scott Robertson about taking over from Eddie Jones following the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

FIFA could stand to lose £40m from their sponsorship deal with Budweiser in the future after the late ban on beer being sold at World Cup venues.

Luis Suarez has revealed he has been mentoring Uruguay strike partner Darwin Nunez in a bid to help him settle at Liverpool - teaching him the many ways of biting. :D
Antonio Conte is keen to use Ivan Perisic's help to persuade close friend Marcelo Brozovic to join Tottenham from Inter Milan in January.
Graeme Souness believes Gareth Southgate should overlook Phil Foden and Mason Mount for his starting line-up at the World Cup and instead start James Maddison.
Emmanuel Petit is certain Chelsea's squad would be improved if they are able to replace Mason Mount with RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku.

Former team-mate Jan Wouters says there is no chance Giovanni van Bronckhorst will walk away from Ibrox as he battles for his Rangers future.
Hibs midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes had to undergo surgery on a long-standing ankle problem after the injury was aggravated in a training ground challenge by boss Lee Johnson.

Chelsea will watch Everton and England's Jordan Pickford at the World Cup as owner Todd Boehly looks for a new goalkeeper. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United's teenage star Alejandro Garnacho is in line for a huge pay rise with the 18-year-old Argentina winger set to earn £50,000 per week. (Star)

Chelsea are ready to step in if Manchester United follow through with their plan to sack Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United do not blame Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes for the Portugal forward's comments about the club and hope that he can help cement a deal to cancel Ronaldo's contract by mutual consent rather than sacking him. (Mail on Sunday)

Brighton and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour is open to a move to a European club on loan after struggling for action since joining the south coast club. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are considering a move for Aston Villa and Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, 25, who is a good friend of midfielder Raheem Sterling. (Mail on Sunday)

The father of Brazilian starlet Endrick claims that only one European club have officially opened negotiations with Palmeiras over the 16-year-old forward even though he cannot move until he turns 18. (90Min)

England players could receive £500,000 in bonuses from the FA if they lift the World Cup trophy next month, while Southgate would also receive a bonus of about £3m on top of his £6m-a-year contract. (Mail on Sunday)

Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could join former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City if he cannot win this World Cup with Argentina. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he left Borussia Dortmund earlier than planned to help the German club land Thomas Tuchel as his successor. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo's fallout with Manchester United is not a distraction for Portugal's World Cup campaign. (Guardian)

Former Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that French forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, wanted to leave the club last summer to join Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror)

Around 35 Manchester United scouts from across the globe have met in Manchester for a series of recruitment meetings to have a more joined-up approach to recruitment. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham with reports that rivals Real Madrid have an upper price limit for the 19-year-old England international. (Liverpool Echo via Sport)

Juventus are set to sign 22-year-old Italy forward Moise Kean on a permanent deal from Everton in 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds and Poland midfielder Mateusz Klich, 33, is increasingly frustrated at Elland Road and is set to leave the club in January. (Give Me Sport)

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui wants to bring in his own recruitment team ahead of the January window. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 21 November 2022 07:55, UK


Chelsea will not let Romelu Lukaku extend his loan spell at Inter Milan beyond this season, according to reports.
Gareth Southgate wants England to become a major reference point for world football domination.
Qatar's beer ban could cost Fifa a staggering £40m with Budweiser prepared to play hard-ball.
Crystal Palace chiefs are to have an American summit to sort out Patrick Vieira's signing plans.
England's World Cup stars will be shielded from racist trolls at the competition by cutting-edge tech that blocks abuse from their phones.
Gary O'Neil wants to make Neil Critchley his right-hand man if he gets the job at Bournemouth.
Millwall boss Gary Rowett is keen to sign Dundee United's Welsh midfielder Dylan Levitt.
Female referees are set to be used for the first time at a men's World Cup.
Barcelona are reportedly preparing to sell full-back Hector Bellerin after just six months at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has dealt Manchester United a major transfer blow after expressing how happy he is at the club.
David Wagner is keen on a job in Spain after turning down roles in England.

Riot police were called in to tackle crowd chaos at Doha's FIFA fan festival - just as the tournament kicked off.
Liverpool will reportedly allow England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Merseyside on a free transfer next summer.
Virgil van Dijk reached out to Sadio Mane after the Dutchman's former Liverpool teammate saw his World Cup dream cruelly ended.

TeamViewer are under mounting pressure to pull the plug on their £235m shirt sponsorship deal with Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered himself to former club Real Madrid for six months to deputise for the injured Karim Benzema, according to reports.

Tyler Adams has been named captain of the USMNT for the World Cup.

Rangers star Borna Barisic insists he will not complain if he is dropped from Croatia's World Cup opener against Morocco this week.
The former England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright will be announced as the ECB's new men's national selector this week.
Joe Root is exploring the possibility of playing in the IPL for the first time having been liberated by his resignation as England's Test captain.

Tottenham look set to make a move for Ruslan Malinovskyi in the New Year with both Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte reportedly in agreement on chasing the Ukraine international's signature.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has appeared to advocate the Blues making a move for Memphis Depay in the near future, regarding the striker as "world class".
Javier Mascherano has denied suggestions that Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho was overlooked for Argentina's World Cup squad due to an attitude problem.

England's players will take the knee before the start of their game against Iran on Monday but Harry Kane must decide whether to support LGBTQ+ rights by wearing the "OneLove" rainbow captain's armband amid fears that the gesture could earn an instant booking.
Anthony Martial was involved in an angry confrontation with a Manchester United youth-team player during a training session last week overseen by Erik ten Hag.
Kyrie Irving will end his suspension from the Brooklyn Nets and return to the team after he issued an apology for linking to an antisemitic film.

Fashion Sakala has taken to social media to confirm he's absolutely "fine" after vile rumours surrounding the Rangers star spread online.
Kenny McLean has emerged as a transfer target for Rangers, it's being reported.
Celtic could be set to land a January windfall thanks to former striker Moussa Dembele.

Striker Jerry Yates has admitted it's a "nice feeling" to be linked with clubs like Rangers with reports suggesting Blackpool are ready to sell their star man.

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Everton and England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon, 21, before the January transfer window. (Football London)

Former England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, is expected to leave Liverpool as a free agent in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Reds wanted to sell the midfielder for £10m last summer but could not agree a deal with any other club. (Mirror)

Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says the La Liga club were responsible for leaking details of his contract to the media. (De Telegraaf, via Mirror)

De Jong and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 30, have been contacted by Barcelona about lowering their salaries to help the club's financial situation. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund will not sell West Ham and Leeds target Raphael Guerreiro, 28, before the Portugal international's contract runs out at the end of the season. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea are concerned Romelu Lukaku's lack of match time at the World Cup could affect the 29-year-old Belgium striker's value when they try to sell him after his season-long loan at Inter Milan. Lukaku has been ruled out of his country's first two matches. (Standard)

Manchester United are close to handing Argentina Under-20 forward Alejandro Garnacho, 18, a new £50,00-a-week contract. (Star)

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who is now manager of the Netherlands, says he wanted to sign Senegal and Bayern Munich midfielder Sadio Mane, 30, during his time in charge at Old Trafford. (Metro)

Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 35, turned down an offer from Gremio because the Uruguayan will join an MLS side, the Brazilian club's manager has said. (Bild - in German)

West Ham United are keen to sign Sevilla's Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 25, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa have a "concrete" interest in bringing Villarreal and Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze, 23, to Villa Park in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 33, is content to have rejected repeated approaches from Manchester United in the summer - although his family wanted him to move from Bologna. (Laola1 - in Austrian)

Dynamo Moscow and Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan's agent has called Chelsea's interest in the 19-year-old "a rather complex story". (Championat - in Russian)

AC Milan are considering a loan move in January for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, and an approach next summer for the Blues' 21-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Milan are also interested in Chelsea's English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, after he impressed against them in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Lucien Favre will stay in charge of Nice until the end of the season despite his future being called into question. (L'Equipe - in French)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 22 November 2022 07:40, UK


Chelsea and Arsenal are tracking Porto's Brazilian winger Pepe but may have to pay his £65m release clause.
Manchester United believe Alejandro Garnacho will sign a new deal at Old Trafford in the not-too-distant future after stepping up talks with his representatives.
England star Jude Bellingham will reportedly make his decision over his next transfer move based on gut feeling and a club's Champions League status as he weighs up his next career steps after Borussia Dortmund.
Everton could be set to lose out on selling Dele Alli permanently with loan club Besiktas unimpressed by the former England star's performances, according to reports.


Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to end his Manchester United nightmare and make a stunning return to Real Madrid.
Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea in the summer transfer window despite RB Leipzig confirming the forward faces an unspecified spell on the sidelines with a torn knee ligament injury, reports French publication Le10Sport.
Fans are claiming Jude Bellingham is going to cost £200m after the 2022 World Cup after becoming England's second youngest goalscorer.
There has been 64 minutes of added time after the first four World Cup games because of new FIFA guidelines, it was revealed.
Qatar's World Cup organisers are coming under criticism after twice announcing highly dubious attendance figures for matches at the start of the tournament.
Many of the £180-a-night cabins being marketed to World Cup fans are still being thrown together, with migrant workers on 14-hour shifts to complete them.
Josh Cavallo has condemned FIFA for their stance on gay rights at the World Cup in Qatar in an emotional social media post.
Eddie Jones is in talks to take charge of the USA on an unprecedented eight-year deal when he leaves his role as England head coach at the end of the 2023 World Cup.

Alex Fletcher has left intensive care after the Bath City forward sustained a serious head injury during a National League South match against Dulwich Hamlet this month.
World Rugby says it is "looking at the circumstances" of the controversial events in Dublin on Saturday when Australia's Nic White was allowed to return to the field despite clear signs he had sustained a brain injury in the second half of his side's 13-10 defeat against Ireland.

Jack Grealish kept his promise by dedicating his goal in England's 6-2 World Cup thrashing of Iran to a disabled schoolboy
Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol joins Rob Dorsett to discuss all the big talking points from England's victory over Iran in their World Cup opener
Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand was rushed to hospital after suffering a concussion against England.
An American reporter was detained and refused entry into a World Cup stadium in Qatar on Monday.
Swiss football are mourning the tragic loss of former international Karim Gazzetta, who took his own life.
Cristiano Ronaldo has faced another transfer blow after football chiefs at Roma claim they never wanted to sign the star.
Chelsea have suffered a blow in their pursuit of wonderkid Endrick after falling behind their rivals PSG in negotiations.
Manchester United are reportedly plotting a swoop for South Korean star Kim Min-jae.
Real Madrid have reportedly snubbed the chance to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward opened himself up to a return to LaLiga.
Dharmesh Sheth says he has been told that there is 'close to zero chance' that Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United again

Alexey Sorokin, part of Russia's delegation at the Qatar World Cup opening ceremony, believes his nation should be at the tournament.
The Football Association of Wales is investigating reports that Welsh supporters had their rainbow bucket hats removed by stadium security ahead of the country's match against the United States on Monday evening.

Eyebrows were raised on Monday when officials claimed 41,721 spectators were in attendance for Senegal's 2-0 defeat to Holland, despite the capacity for the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha being just 40,000.
Leicester Tigers are preparing to lose Steve Borthwick to England and sounded out Stuart Lancaster as a potential replacement this summer before he opted to join Racing 92.

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez limped out of training just days before Uruguay's World Cup opener with an ankle issue but was able to return after spending time with the medical team.
Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing Barcelona defender Hector Bellerin in the January transfer window.
Ghana's squad had to evacuate their Doha hotel on Sunday afternoon following a suspected bomb scare.

Top clubs should continue to receive a bigger slice of Champions League money based on historical performances, the chief executive of the European Club Association has insisted.
The France coach Didier Deschamps has defended his decision not to call up a replacement for the injured Karim Benzema and insisted that his squad can cope with their injury list.
Serbia's state-backed broadcaster is using TV rights to the Premier League as part of a political campaign to crush independent media and silence opposition in the country, according to government critics.
Referees are growing increasingly reluctant to take charge of Test matches involving South Africa, having seen their families threatened after Rassie Erasmus's targeted criticism of them.
The Surrey and Manchester Originals batsman Laurie Evans has denied taking a banned substance after failing a routine anti-doping test, which took place during this summer's edition of The Hundred.

QPR chief Les Ferdinand insisted he won't stand in Michael Beale's way if the former Ibrox coach is serious about a return to Rangers.
Greg Stewart has told Rangers not to waste another minute after urging his old side to make their move for Michael Beale.

Mick Beale is the front-runner to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Rangers manager.
Rangers have arranged a friendly clash with Swansea next month.

Liverpool will monitor Declan Rice's performances for England at the World Cup before a possible summer bid for the 23-year-old West Ham United midfielder. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are interested in signing Rice and Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham, 19, but could have to pay up to £280m to land the England midfielders in the summer. (Express)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is close to agreeing a new contract through to the summer of 2025. (Sport - in Spanish)

Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus are battling to sign Chelsea's United States midfielder Christian Pulisic, 24. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid will allow Joao Felix, 23, to leave the club on loan after receiving no offers for the wantaway Portugal forward, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (AS - in Spanish)

Everton and England's Jordan Pickford, 28, and Spain duo David Raya of Brentford and 25-year-old Robert Sanchez of Brighton are interesting Tottenham Hotspur as they seek a long-term replacement for France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 35. (90Min)

Chelsea are close to completing a deal for Christopher Nkunku that will bring in the 25-year-old France striker from RB Leipzig on 1 July. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Newcastle United will target Juventus' Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, if they secure qualification for the Champions League next season. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Real Madrid have no plans to re-sign 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in January. (Marca - in Spanish)

Bournemouth are set to appoint caretaker boss Gary O'Neil as their permanent manager after talks with former Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa collapsed. (Football Insider)

O'Neil wants to make former Blackpool boss Neil Critchley his assistant if he gets the permanent Bournemouth job. (Sun)

Spain midfielder Marco Asensio's contract with Real Madrid ends in the summer but the 26-year-old says he hopes he can agree a new deal, with a decision set to be made after the World Cup. (Radio Marca, via Goal)

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has agreed to succeed Didier Deschamps as France manager after the World Cup. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is interested in speaking to Rangers about their vacant managerial post after they sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain have sent scouts to watch Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, play for Brazil at the World Cup. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham are considering a move for Atalanta's 29-year-old Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich have been asked by a number of clubs, including Arsenal, about Germany winger Leroy Sane's situation but the Bundesliga champions are not looking to sell the 26-year-old. (90Min)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 has started - and BBC Sport has you covered with all the fixture and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary of every game on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There will be coverage of all 64 matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, with a World Cup Daily podcast.

Tuesday 22 November (all times GMT)

Group C:
Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10:00) - ITV

Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (13:00) - ITV

Group C: Mexico v Poland (16:00) - BBC

Group D: France v Australia (19:00) - BBC


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 23 November 2022 07:46, UK


Bukayo Saka is set to treble his wages and become one of Arsenal's highest earners.
Jude Bellingham has revealed he was so excited after his World Cup debut that he could not sleep.
Belgium star Jan Vertonghen believes players are scared to speak out about issues surrounding the Qatar World Cup because they are being "controlled".
Gareth Southgate is still being cautious over Covid and, even though he wants to arrange a get-together for players and their loved ones, will first study the data and infection rates.
Barcelona have hit back at the suggestion from Frenkie de Jong that the club's board leaked his contract details this summer.

Manchester United are leading the transfer race for PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo, according to reports.
Harry Kane has given England a massive injury scare after being sent for a scan on his ankle.
Jude Bellingham has urged fans to bunk off to watch England's march to World Cup glory.
Chelsea reportedly face having to pay Mason Mount £300,000-a-week on a new contract.
Darren Fletcher's son Tyler has been picked in England's U16 squad as they try to lure him from Scotland's clutches.
Arsenal are considering a January move for Palmeiras star Danilo to keep their title tilt on track.
Chelsea are reportedly set to open talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after he was axed by Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has "got what he wanted" after the Red Devils confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the club.
Argentine media have laid into Lionel Messi and head coach Lionel Scaloni after their shock World Cup defeat against Saudi Arabia.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has already ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed Manchester United on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola is moving closer to agreeing a new two-year contract at Manchester City.

Budweiser will reportedly seek around $47m from FIFA following the U-turn decision on allowing alcohol to be sold inside stadiums at the World Cup.
There are fears that this could become the 'World Cup of fatigue' due to the extraordinary stoppage time being added to the end of games.
Qatar officials not only banned Budweiser from stadiums - they also tried to boot it out of the American firm's own hotel.
Saudi Arabia star Ali Al-Bulayhi told Lionel Messi 'you will not win' 40 minutes before their shock win against Argentina was confirmed, it was revealed.
Tiger Woods managed only nine rounds of competitive golf across three majors in 2022, but that was apparently enough to claim the top bonus of $15m in the PGA Tour's Player Impact Program (PIP), which rewards players for drawing attention to the game.

England claim they are being targeted by referees at the World Cup and will seek "clarity" from FIFA over what they believe are inconsistencies in the new application of rules over grappling at set pieces.
Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi has praised his club-mates for their support in helping him get over the "shock and disappointment" at his World Cup snub.
Lawyers for more than 225 former rugby union players who are taking legal action against the RFU, WRU and World Rugby will serve proceedings to the governing bodies this week.

Cristiano Ronaldo's exit will see Manchester United's wage bill slashed by more than 10 per cent and potentially free up money for Erik ten Hag to spend in the January transfer window.
The Glazer family have been actively exploring the potential sale of Manchester United since the summer and it is anticipated that some of the parties who bid for Chelsea could come to the table.
Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice will be at the centre of bidding wars between the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Bournemouth are close to appointing Gary O'Neil as their permanent manager, after talks with former Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa stalled.

A football fan lost more than $160,000 (£134,000) after placing a seemingly safe bet on Argentina beating Saudi Arabia.

Ange Postecoglou has sparked Celtic transfer excitement after revealing "a couple" of signings are lined up.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is not in the running to become the next Rangers manager as Michael Beale's path to the job he craves became that bit clearer.
Hibs star Chris Cadden has likened the return of striker Kevin Nisbet from his injury hell to a 'new signing' - with the Scotland star set to play in a green and white shirt for the first time in nine months at the weekend.
Crocked Filip Helander claims he will have to wait until the summer to find out his future at Rangers as he nears the end of his Ibrox contract.

Dave King has warned there must be a change in the Rangers boardroom or the club will "stagnate" for years to come.
Stephen Glass has returned to management with USL Championship side Memphis 901 FC.
Rangers first team coach Dr Ceri Bowley deleted tweets from his social media account after calling Giovanni van Bronckhorst a "victim of his own success".

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is torn between moving to Newcastle United or Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after leaving Manchester United by mutual consent. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United have saved about £15.5m in wages after coming to a mutual agreement with Ronaldo to end his contract before it runs out in the summer. (Times - subscription)

Manchester United's market valuation rose by 17% after owners the Glazer family said they are considering selling the club. (Sky via Express)

Chelsea are set to open talks over Ronaldo as co-owner Todd Boehly sees the appeal of signing him on a free transfer, although manager Graham Potter is less convinced. (CBS via Sun)

Chelsea and Newcastle have distanced themselves from moves for Ronaldo, and Inter Miami are understood to be looking elsewhere. (Telegraph)

Ronaldo's goals during his second spell at Manchester United have cost the club £1.2m each. (Mail)

AFC Crewe, who play in the 14th tier in the English football pyramid, have offered Ronaldo a club record £35 per week, which would make him the highest paid player at the club. (Star)

Arsenal are considering a January move for Palmeiras' 21-year-old Brazil forward Danilo. (Sun)

Newcastle United are willing to pay Borussia Monchengladbach £10m in January to sign 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, whose contract expires next summer. (Football Insider)

Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is in talks to remain with the club amid interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano via Sportbible)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has agreed a two-year contract extension to 2025. (The Athletic - subscription)

Monaco's France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 22, says Liverpool made the first move for him but he was intent on moving to Real Madrid this summer. (Le Parisien via 90 Min)

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, says he is uncertain of his future at Barcelona, having emerged as a target for former club Manchester United in the summer. (Mirror)

A Barcelona adviser has hit back at a suggestion from Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong that the club's board leaked the contract details for the Netherlands midfielder, 25, last summer. (Mirror)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC

The World Cup in Qatar has started - and BBC Sport has you covered with all the fixture and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary of every game on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There will be coverage of all 64 matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, with a World Cup Daily podcast.

Wednesday, 23 November (all times GMT)

Group F: Morocco v Croatia (10:00) - ITV

Group E: Germany v Japan (13:00) - ITV

Group E: Spain v Costa Rica (16:00) - ITV

Group F: Belgium v Canada (19:00) - BBC


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 24 November 2022 07:41, UK


Chelsea are set to snub Cristiano Ronaldo and deny him potentially the only avenue to staying in the Premier League in January.
Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari owners are looking at a potential move across the city by buying the Stade de France, which holds 80,000 compared to the 48,000 they can accommodate at Parc des Princes.
Sky Sports News' Melissa Reddy and Kaveh Solhekol analyse Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic exit from Manchester United and his discuss his potential next move
Qatar World Cup officials have offered disgruntled fans refunds and free accommodation after a series of complaints about the standard of tented villages costing £175 per night.
AC Milan want to sign three Chelsea players - Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - but fear their relationship with the Blues could be soured as they have so far refused to play Tiemoue Bakayoko this season because of their obligation to buy if he plays a certain amount of games.
Kyle Walker claims England have earned the right to show "arrogance" at the World Cup - because they are more talented than the Golden Generation.
Japanese fans continued their custom of cleaning up stadiums - even after the most incredible victory in their World Cup history.
Kevin De Bruyne was left utterly confused after being awarded the Man of the Match following Belgium's World Cup win over Canada - as he slammed his performance.
Manchester United could be bought by Facebook, Amazon or Dubai after being put up for sale by the Glazer family.

Chelsea would go as high as £200m to bring England midfielders Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Jamie Redknapp says he can see similarities between Jude Bellingham and Steven Gerrard following his brilliant performance against Iran
Manchester United believe they can snatch potential buyers away from Liverpool and hope to net as much as £8bn from their sale because of their global reach.
Erik ten Hag is open to making another short-term striker addition to the Manchester United squad in January much like a previous regime did to bring in Odion Ighalo.
Qatar World Cup officials continue to disappoint supporters who have spent large amounts of money on travelling to the tournament by clamping down on people having kickabouts outside stadiums.
Inter Milan and Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic after the World Cup.
Budweiser had to appeal to FIFA to get a licence to serve their alcoholic beverages at the W Hotel, a venue they had acquired for the duration of the tournament, after initially seeing their application rejected by Qatar.
Saudi Arabia defender Yasser Al-Shahrani underwent emergency surgery after his horror collision during the 2-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday.
England's players are struggling to stay in touch with loved ones at the World Cup due to unstable internet connections.
FIFA security officials have instructed police in Qatar not to treat women as criminals if they claim to be victims of rape or sexual assault.
Jumper-clad supporters say Qatari hosts have overdone the air conditioning in stadiums.

Al-Nassr are set to make an offer to Cristiano Ronaldo which would be close to the £305m contract put on the table by an unnamed Saudi club last summer.
Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol assesses why Cristiano Ronaldo's second spell at Manchester United ended in such acrimonious circumstances
Former Goldman Sachs chief economist Lord Jim O'Neill has admitted he would consider forming a consortium to mount a second takeover bid for Manchester United after failing with an offer 12 years ago.
Luis Diaz has revealed his desire, stemming back to his childhood, to eventually play for one of Spain's biggest clubs but says he will not be leaving Liverpool in a hurry.
Gareth Bale is laying off the golf simulator in Wales' camp to rest his back for their crunch game with Iran.

David Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for Manchester United, and his involvement could well improve the hopes of any group looking to purchase the club.

The 'OneLove' armbands banned, by FIFA at the World Cup, have sold out according to their Dutch manufacturers.
Hansi Flick refused to blame Germany's shock 2-1 loss to Japan on any distractions from the team's pre-match protest against FIFA.

Britain's richest man - Sir Jim Ratcliffe - is set to make his move to purchase Manchester United from the Glazer family.
Cristiano Ronaldo's two-game ban for the phone-slapping incident at Everton last season will carry over to whichever club he signs for in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to receive a lucrative offer to play in Saudi Arabia's Pro League and could be used as the face of a bid to host the World Cup in 2030.
The families of England players are beating the sky-high alcohol prices in Doha by taking their time over their meals on board their luxury cruise ship.

Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho has been training on his own at Dutch club OJC Rosmalen after the setback of being overlooked for the World Cup.
Tottenham could be hijacked by Newcastle in the January window in their pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka.

Warrington Town goalkeeper Tony Thompson, whose bottle was swapped for one containing urine at a game last weekend, has seen his ban for being sent off over the incident reduced from three games to one.

Kyle Walker has declared himself fit for England's second World Cup match against the USA in Qatar on Friday.
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has been told his future in top-level rugby union could be over if he continues to criticise referees with the kind of punishment that might make any position untenable.

Manchester United believe their vast global fanbase will lure Liverpool's potential buyers away from Anfield to Old Trafford, amid interest from American investors, the British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and potentially even the internet giants Amazon and Meta, the owners of Facebook.
England are confident Harry Kane has escaped any major damage to his right ankle and will be available to play against the United States on Friday night.
Argentina head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to tap into Gareth Southgate's knowledge before next year's Rugby World Cup but says Jurgen Klopp is peerless in the world of elite coaching.
Finn Russell is in talks with Bath over a possible move to the Premiership next season but is understood to remain open to staying in France with Racing 92 or a rival club.

Paul Parker has urged Michael Beale to lay his cards on the table as the QPR boss continues to stay silent on links with the managerial vacancy at Rangers.
Hummel are suing Rangers for £9.5m in lost kit sales and a judge has ordered the club to release their figures after initial proceedings.
Bojan Miovski has given Euro-chasing Aberdeen a massive boost by insisting he won't be quitting Pittodrie in January.

Rangers were last night preparing to make an approach to QPR for boss Michael Beale.
Celtic are reportedly interested in CF Montreal and Canada defender Alistair Johnston as a potential long-term replacement for Josip Juranovic.

Manchester United will launch a January bid to bring Barcelona's 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay back to Old Trafford, where he left in 2017. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle United have no interest in signing Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, after his departure from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are unlikely to make a move for Ronaldo now he is a free agent, despite previous interest. (Sun)

Ronaldo turned down an offer from Al-Hilal last summer worth more than £125m per year, but is set to receive a lucrative offer to play in Saudi Arabia's Pro League again now he is a free agent. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are discussing whether to replace Ronaldo permanently in January or hold off until the summer and bring in a short-term loan signing, like they did with Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo in 2020. (Mail)

Manchester United believe their global fanbase will lure potential Liverpool buyers to Old Trafford. (Times - subscription required)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will bid for Manchester United. The British billionaire previously said he would be interested in buying the club, but then said in October the Glazer family had told him they did not want to sell. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Manchester United winger David Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for the club. (Financial Times - subscription required)

Manchester United want Bayer Leverkusen and France attacker Moussa Diaby, 23, to take Anthony Martial's place in the squad. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in France midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Tottenham could also join the race to sign the 27-year-old, whose contract with Juventus runs out in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea and Liverpool are set to miss out on January transfer target Konrad Laimer as the RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder, 25, wants to join Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer. (Bild, via Express)

Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, has refused to rule out leaving Chelsea during the January transfer window. (NOS, via Metro)

Leeds United have been in contact with AC Milan asking to be kept informed over the status of Belgium striker Charles de Ketelaere, 21. (TeamTalk)

West Ham expect to lose England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, to a Champions League club next year, regardless of what the Hammers achieve this season. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti wanted the Spanish club to sign Rice, but they brought in France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 22, from Monaco instead. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Spain forward Marco Asensio, 26, says he wants to stay at Real Madrid, despite his contract expiring at the end of the season. (Radio Marca)

Barcelona have told coach Xavi they can only make new signings in January if players leave first. (Marca - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid want to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram, 25. (AS, via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

A full takeover of Everton by US investors is edging closer after new developments behind the scenes. (Football Insider)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar has started - and BBC Sport has you covered with all the fixture and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary of every game on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There will be coverage of all 64 matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, with a World Cup Daily podcast.

Thursday, 24 November (all times GMT)

Group G: Switzerland v Cameroon (10:00) - ITV

Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (13:00) - BBC

Group H: Portugal v Ghana (16:00) - ITV

Group G: Brazil v Serbia (19:00) - BBC


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday's newspapers.


Clothing magnate Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara among other brands, has emerged as another potential suitor for Manchester United - the 86-year-old is among the 20 richest people on the planet.

Chelsea have reportedly made contact over a deal for Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who is also being tracked closely by Manchester United.

Sky Sports News' Ben Ransom reports that the Glazer family are open to selling Manchester United after 17 years of ownership


The sale price for Manchester United could be lower than some analysts have predicted because of the costs likely to be incurred by any purchaser on updating a crumbling Old Trafford.


Tech giants Apple are weighing up an offer to buy Manchester United and could emerge as one of the more surprising suitors for the Premier League club.

Iran's players at the World Cup are being closely watched by "secret agents" according to a prominent human rights activist.


QPR are not expecting to be able to keep hold of manager Mick Beale, who has already turned down Wolves but appears unlikely to be able to resist the temptation of joining Rangers.

RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer is set to deal Chelsea and Liverpool a significant transfer blow by agreeing to stay in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

Gareth Bale appears to have banned himself from the golf simulator at Wales' hotel in Qatar in a bid to avoid any further problems with his back.

Hakim Ziyech says it is "difficult to say" whether he will still be a Chelsea player at the end of January amid significant interest from a number of Serie A clubs.

Tyson Fury had to take a break from his training camp ahead of the clash with Derek Chisora after his mother Amber was hospitalised with illness.


Football fans at the Qatar World Cup are being told to take off Arabic robes and headdress when they enter bars selling alcohol after complaints from locals that it is an insult to Islam.

Bournemouth are set to confirm caretaker boss Gary O'Neil as their new permanent manager.

Morocco face an injury nightmare ahead of their second World Cup group date with Belgium on Sunday as star Achraf Hakimi is struggling with a thigh injury.


Frederic Vasseur refused to rule out taking over from Mattia Binotto at Ferrari, although the team has already dismissed speculation that they are ready to move on from him.


UEFA has still to be notified when the independent review into the chaotic scenes at May's Champions League final will be published - it had been due by the end of November.

Glenn McGrath fears for the future of one-day international cricket after being dismayed at the amount of empty seats at the MCG when Australia faced England.


England back-row Jack Willis, left without a club when Wasps went into administration, will play for French club Toulouse for the remainder of the season.


CF Montreal president Gabriel Gervais insists he is not in Qatar to conduct any transfer negotiations amid Celtic links with defender Alistair Johnston.

Dundee United owner Mark Ogren is looking for the club to climb off the foot of the Scottish Premiership and is committed to investing in the team after posting improved financial figures.

Chelsea are ready to open talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, whose contract at Brighton expires next summer. (Football Insider)

Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal are exploring a deal to sign Portugal and former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid say it "would not make sense in our sports project" to bring Ronaldo back to the club for a second spell. (AS - in Spanish)

Brazilian side Flamengo are looking at whether they would be able to sign Ronaldo. (Veja - in Portuguese)

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva believes Portugal team-mate Ronaldo has proved that he can still play at the top level after making World Cup history. (Mirror)

Ronaldo and Argentina's Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could work together at the forefront of Saudi Arabia's 2030 World Cup bid, with the current tournament in Qatar expected to be their last. (Mirror)

Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex empire that owns the fashion chain Zara, is interested in buying Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Technology giants Apple are also interested in buying United for £5.8bn. (Star)

Former Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been approached by groups seeking to buy the club, asking him to act as a consultant. (Mail)

Inter Milan will extend the loan spell of Chelsea's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, by another year. (Sky Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea are interested in signing Porto keeper Diogo Costa, who has a release clause of 75m euros, while Manchester United are also monitoring the 23-year-old Portugal international. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are concerned about keeping hold of their Spanish manager Mikel Arteta, 40, because Barcelona have set their sights on making their former youth player their future coach. (Sport - in Spanish)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says the World Cup can help him earn a new contract at Juventus, where his current deal expires in the summer, or a move elsewhere. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

A growing number of clubs believe Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is ready to leave Borussia Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season. (90 min)

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Sevilla's Morocco international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, 31. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid's Brazil forward Rodrygo, 21, may have to pay a termination clause of 7m euros (£6m) after splitting from his agent Nick Arcuri. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona are shifting their focus from new signings to contract negotiations with the club's most talented young players at the turn of the year. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle United will rival Barcelona for the signature of Vasco da Gama's 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos. (Sport - in Spanish)

Championship side QPR are expecting manager Michael Beale to leave the club to take over as the new boss of Scottish club Rangers. (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain are considering leaving the Parc des Princes and potentially moving to the Stade de France. (Bloomberg)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar has started - and BBC Sport has you covered with all the fixture and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary of every game on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There will be coverage of all 64 matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, with a World Cup Daily podcast.

Friday, 25 November (all times GMT)

Group B: Wales v Iran (10:00) - BBC & S4C

Group A: Qatar v Senegal (13:00) - BBC

Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador (16:00) - ITV

Group B: England v USA (19:00) - ITV


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's newspapers:


The Premier League has no plans to include regulations in their Owners and Directors Test that would prevent a Saudi investor taking over either Liverpool or Manchester United.

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is in talks over the terms of his departure from the Italian team who recently dismissed reports that he was about to be sacked.


Manchester United have made contact over re-signing Memphis Depay and Barcelona are open to terminating his contract to make the move easier.
Arsenal will make a second move to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo after the World Cup, having failed to secure his signature with an offer late in the summer window.


Argentina's worries over Lionel Messi missing their crucial World Cup clash with Mexico are no more after he shook off an ankle problem.

John Terry is backing Harry Kane to eventually swap Tottenham for Real Madrid to win some trophies, although he admitted he would take "any chance to have a pop" at his former rivals.


Mark Wood is set to miss England's first Test in Pakistan with the hip injury he suffered during the World Twenty20.

England coach Richard Cockerill has revealed he helped Man Utd Tuilagi fight against imminent deportation from the United Kingdom back in 2009, lobbying the Government to get a visa for the then-teenage prospect.


Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo are in discussions with club sponsors to try and fund a three-month move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after the World Cup.

Brazil's World Cup issues continue to mount with Antony, a possible replacement for injured Neymar, reportedly missing training on Friday because of an illness.

Sunderland's friendly against Al Shabab in Dubai proved anything but after players and coaching staff from both sides were involved in a clash that almost saw the game postponed and included fists flying.

Paris Saint-Germain have made a £34.3m bid to take ownership of their Parc des Princes home but the city's urban department are understood to value the site at £300m which could mean owners Qatar Sports Investments seeking a new stadium site.


A group of England fans had a five-star lunch and took a tour of a Qatari millionaire's mansion after he spotted one of them wearing a Wolves shirt.

'England were unrecognisable' | 'It shouldn't be all doom and gloom'


Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko would not be at all surprised to see Sebastian Vettel return to the team in some kind of management role.


Canada defender Alistair Johnston admits he is "honoured" to be linked with Scottish champions Celtic and said his phone "blew up" after stories emerged of their interest.

QPR have started their search for a new manager as they are not intending to stand in Mick Beale's way should Rangers make an official approach for him.

Al Ahly manager Marcel Koller has told Celtic the club will do everything in their power to keep hold of star midfielder Afsha.

Manchester United have held talks about re-signing 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay from Barcelona, who may cancel his contract to get him off their books. (Sky Germany)

England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, rejected a new Chelsea contract worth more than £200,000 a week before the World Cup. (Mail)

Chelsea and Real Madrid remain in the race for Palmeiras' 16-year-old Brazilian striker Endrick despite Paris St-Germain making a bid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sampdoria could cancel Harry Winks' season-long loan from Tottenham early. The 26-year-old England midfielder has not played because of an ankle injury. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, wants to leave Atletico Madrid and has asked his agent to find him a new club. (Marca - in Spanish)

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is set to sign a new three-and-a-half-year deal at Everton worth £100,000 per week. (Sun)

Everton would be willing to allow Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 28, and Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 29, to leave in January. (GiveMeSport)

The Premier League will not follow Fifa's ultra-strict approach to stoppage time, which has meant some matches last more than 100 minutes, when the league resumes after the World Cup. (Mail)

Manchester United are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old France winger Moussa Diaby. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Bologna chief executive Claudio Fenucci insists Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, is not for sale. (Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia)

West Ham are willing to sell 30-year-old Czech Republic full-back Vladimir Coufal in January and will accept offers of £6m. (Football Insider)

Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex empire that owns the fashion chain Zara, has no interest in buying Manchester United despite reports suggesting the 86-year-old was ready to make a bid. (Cadena Cope - in Spanish)

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has asked the club to extend the contract of 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets for one more season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Betis are considering a move for 26-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore, whose contract at Wolves expires at the end of the season. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Napoli are interested in signing Wolves' Traore on a free transfer next summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Football Italia)

Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, 41, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal to become manager of Championship side Wigan. (Football Insider)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar has started - and BBC Sport has you covered with all the fixture and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary of every game on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There will be coverage of all 64 matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, with a World Cup Daily podcast.

Saturday, 26 November (all times GMT)

Group D: Tunisia v Australia (10:00) - BBC

Group C: Poland v Saudi Arabia (13:00) - ITV

Group D: France v Denmark (16:00) - ITV

Group C: Argentina v Mexico (19:00) - ITV


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's Newspapers:


Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered £1.2m a week to play into his 40s.

A beefy removal lorry sent to empty Cristiano Ronaldo's Cheshire mansion was too big to reach the house.

West Ham and Everton have jumped into the chase for rising star Jhon Duran.

Leicester are heading the race for Huddersfield's midfielder Etienne Camara - with the Terriers wanting as much as £10m.

All-time England top scorer Wayne Rooney has told manager Gareth Southgate to rest captain Harry Kane for their World Cup group clash with Wales.

Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Casemiro sends his best wishes to Cristiano Ronaldo after his departure from Old Trafford


James Maddison has returned to England training following rehabilitation on a knee injury.


Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly took his Portugal team-mates out for dinner at the World Cup in Qatar as he puts the drama surrounding his Manchester United exit behind him.

Virgil van Dijk has fired back at Marco van Basten after the Dutch legend criticised the Liverpool player's defending in his country's 1-1 draw with Ecuador at the World Cup.

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that the club are in talks to sign Palmeiras starlet Endrick.

Striker Romelu Lukaku is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury but is unlikely to feature against Morocco in Belgium's second World Cup Group F fixture on Sunday, coach Roberto Martinez confirmed.


Gareth Southgate invited the families of England's players into the team camp for the first time on Saturday as he attempts to shut out criticism from the outside.

Manchester United face the threat of "another Glazer" unless the government applies a rigorous Chelsea-style audit to any potential takeover, given the failure to introduce a football regulator.


Adrien Rabiot has hinted he could end up in the Premier League after all once his Juventus contract expires at the end of the season.

Chelsea reportedly have the option to recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell with Bayer Leverkusen in January and the move could potentially save Todd Boehly millions in the transfer market with the Blues in desperate need of some attacking reinforcements.

Tottenham are seriously considering a move for USA star Weston McKennie after the World Cup, according to reports.


Adama Traore's agent has reportedly offered Italian clubs Napoli, AC Milan and Juventus the chance to sign the Spain international.


Rangers have reached out to Botafogo coach Luis Castro and he could be an option should Michael Beale negotiations fail, it's being claimed in Brazil.

Former Rangers boss Dick Advocaat has come out of retirement to take charge of struggling Den Haag - his 25th job as a manager at the age of 75.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has been offered a three-year deal worth £186m by Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr. (CBS)

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 23. (El Nacional, via Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham are yet to open talks with England captain and forward Harry Kane over a new contract, with his current deal due to expire in the summer of 2024. Spurs will have to offer the 29-year-old an "extraordinary" deal to keep him. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, who have lowered their asking price for the 21-year-old to about £40m plus add-ons. (Mirror)

Manager Erik ten Hag has asked Manchester United to make a January signing to replace Ronaldo after his departure. The club's shortlist includes PSV and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, and AC Milan's Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (ESPN)

Liverpool are also prepared to spend big on a signing in January, despite the ongoing uncertainty around the club's ownership. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have fallen behind in the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. (Sky Sports Germany)

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has confirmed a number of clubs in the United States' top flight are interested in signing Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, when his Paris St-Germain contract expires at the end of the season. (90min)

Manchester City have offered 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, who has been linked with Barcelona, a new deal to keep him at the club. (Football Insider)

Barcelona's 19-year-old Spanish left-back Alejandro Balde has named Manchester United as the club he would like to play for other than his La Liga side. (Mundo Deportivo on TikTok - in Spanish)

Tottenham are considering a move for Juventus and United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 24, after the World Cup. (CBS, via Express)

Everton have a list of players to target as they look to strengthen their attacking options during the January transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham and Everton have joined the chase for the signature of 18-year-old Colombia winger Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire, but Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested. (Sun)

Leeds United, Everton, West Ham and Leicester City are among the clubs keen on Senegal forward Boulaye Dia. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Salernitana from Villarreal. (CBS)

Leicester, Brighton and Nottingham Forest want to sign Huddersfield's French midfielder Etienne Camara, 19. (Sun)

Barcelona manager Xavi says he has personally spoken to 16-year-old Palmeiras sensation Endrick in a bid to convince the Brazilian striker to join the La Liga club. (ESPN)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar has started - and BBC Sport has you covered with all the fixture and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary of every game on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There will be coverage of all 64 matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, with a World Cup Daily podcast.

Sunday, 27 November (all times GMT)

Group E: Japan v Costa Rica (10:00) - ITV

Group F: Belgium v Morocco (13:00) - BBC

Group F: Croatia v Canada (16:00) - BBC

Group E: Spain v Germany (19:00) - BBC