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Monday 28 November 2022 07:41, UK



DAILY MIRROR


Lionel Messi's representatives have hit back at reports the Argentina great will join Inter Miami next summer, saying they are "false" and "fake news".
Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for England's final Group B clash with Wales on Tuesday.
Three people were injured at a World Cup viewing party in Melbourne's Federation Square when fans let off flares in the wake of Australia's win over Tunisia.


THE SUN

PSV star Cody Gakpo is 'holding out' for a move to Manchester United.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a January loan move for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic.
Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo responds to rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League but says he is focused on the World Cup
Leeds are ready to reward their teenage Spanish striker Mateo Joseph with a pay rise and a longer deal.

DAILY EXPRESS
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly rejected an offer to buy Liverpool as he hopes to make an offer for Manchester United instead.
Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing former Premier League flop Moise Kean, who joined Juventus from Everton on a two-year loan deal last summer.
Tottenham are showing "concrete interest" in Club Brugge and Denmark winger Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.
Newcastle will rival Barcelona in January as they look to sign highly-rated Brazilian teenager Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama.

DAILY MAIL
Harry Kane is set to tell Gareth Southgate he wants to play against Wales as he hunts down England's all-time goalscoring record.
Brazil's World Cup fitness woes have continued with a sickness bug hitting the Selecao squad ahead of their match with Switzerland on Monday.
Mykhaylo Mudryk, who has been dubbed the 'Ukrainian Neymar' after bursting onto the scene at Shakhtar Donetsk, looks set to join Arsenal, with a deal in place for around £40m.
Chelsea are looking for a permanent deal if USA forward Christian Pulisic is to leave Stamford Bridge in January, with the winger also seemingly unwilling to accept a temporary move.
Kevin De Bruyne faced heavy levels of criticism in the Belgian press after his side's humbling 2-0 defeat by Morocco amid claims he is at the centre of friction within the squad.
Football fans in China have been shown a censored feed of World Cup matches which avoids showing large groups of maskless people as protests rage in the country over harsh measures against Covid-19.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed he visited a psychologist after Argentina's shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia in Qatar.
Boxing great Canelo Alvarez has sensationally threatened global football icon Lionel Messi for apparently disrespecting the Mexico flag, telling him he "should pray to God that I don't find him".

THE TIMES
Inter Miami are close to agreeing a deal with Lionel Messi, with the US club confident the Argentina superstar will sign after the World Cup in Qatar.
Granit Xhaka has already told his Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Jesus that he intends to "smash him" when Switzerland play Brazil in their Group G match on Monday.
Eddie Jones will face a series of potentially uncomfortable meetings with his own coaching team and executives over the next two weeks after public concern from the RFU over England's disappointing Autumn Test results.
The Turkish Second Division match on Sunday between Izmir city rivals Altay and Goztepe had to be abandoned after fans were injured by fireworks in the stands and then Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Ozenc suffered serious head injuries after being hit with a corner flag being wielded by a supporter.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Harry Kane does not want to be rested for England's final World Cup Group B game against Wales on Tuesday with the striker bidding to break Wayne Rooney's goalscoring record in Qatar.
John Terry and Wayne Bridge, the former Chelsea and England team-mates who were at the centre of one of English football's biggest scandals, have been reunited in awkward circumstances: they are staying at the same Qatari World Cup hotel.

DAILY RECORD
Alistair Johnston will be a Celtic player after the World Cup as new reports claim the final hurdle has been cleared with Montreal.

SCOTTISH SUN
Josh Doig is at the centre of a huge transfer battle in Italy with Serie A leaders Napoli fighting it out with Lazio and Bologna to sign the Scotland U21s captain in January.



Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is set to agree a deal to join Inter Miami next season. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea and United States forward Christian Pulisic, 24, is being monitored by Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal. (Mail)

Manchester United are exploring a loan move for Pulisic in January. (ESPN)

Liverpool want to sign two midfielders next year with three of their senior midfielders - Englishmen Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, and James Milner, 36, and Guinean Naby Keita, 27 - out of contract at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have held discussions with two Middle East-based consortiums over a takeover. (Mail)

Newcastle are prepared to make a move for Vasco da Gama's Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, in January. (Northern Echo)

Rio Ferdinand says his ex-Manchester United team-mate David Beckham will "come with a consortium" to buy the Old Trafford club. (FIVE)

Tottenham have "concrete" interest in signing Club Brugge's Denmark winger Andreas Skov Olsen, 22, in January. (Het Nieuwsblad via Express)

The long-term future of Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, at Aston Villa is in doubt due to friction with new manager Unai Emery. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have been scouting Ecuador and Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie, 20, at the World Cup. (Mirror)

Juventus are plotting a move for Athletic Bilbao and Spain forward Nico Williams, 20. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan want to sign 22-year-old Switzerland forward Noah Okafor from Red Bull Salzburg. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan also want to bring in Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 29, on loan from Chelsea, with a view to making it permanent. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona will offer a new five-year deal to 19-year-old Spanish left-back Alejandro Balde. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter are lining up a £20m move for Fulham and United States left-back Antonee Robinson, 25. (Sun)

Leeds will give 19-year-old Spanish striker Mateo Joseph a new contract a year after he signed from Espanyol. (Sun)

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.

Monday, 28 November (all times GMT)

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

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

Group G: Brazil v Switzerland (16:00) - ITV

Group H: Portugal v Uruguay (19:00) - ITV
 

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Tuesday 29 November 2022 07:09, UK


DAILY STAR


Chelsea are reportedly closing in on Christopher Nkunku's transfer from RB Leipzig - with only a contract needing to be signed.


THE SUN
David Beckham will make a bid to buy Manchester United, pal Rio Ferdinand has revealed.
Arsenal and Manchester United fans will reportedly be able to snap up sponsorless shirts from next season.
Juventus are targeting a January switch for Manchester United target Nico Williams, according to reports
Iconic Ecuador striker Enner Valencia is set to complete a miracle recovery to face Senegal in their final World Cup group match, having been stretchered off against the Netherlands with what initially appeared to be a tournament-ending injury.

THE TIMES
Gareth Southgate is set to recall Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker to England's starting line-up as he looks to add experience to his team in what is expected to be an intense all-British clash with Wales.
Eddie Jones' future as England head coach remains uncertain with the RFU unable to say whether he will attend a World Cup planning trip next month.
Gareth Southgate will attempt to further fire up his England squad before the World Cup clash with Wales by showing a video of Gareth Bale and team-mates gloating over his squad's early exit from Euro 2016 against Iceland.
County cricket chiefs are split over a £400m offer from a private equity firm to sell a 75% stake in The Hundred despite the prospect of a cash injection of £10m each.

DAILY MAIL
Declan Rice has labelled Phil Foden as England's 'most technically gifted player,' while Manchester City and national team-mate Kalvin Phillips has insisted the attacker's best position is playing as a number 10.
Liverpool have appointed Jonathan Power as their new club doctor and he will begin the role before the Premier League's resumption.
Teenage sensation Gavi missed training on Monday, a day after Spain's 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku is reported to have acted as peacemaker after a heated clash between feuding Belgium players Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen and Kevin de Bruyne following their World Cup defeat by Morocco on Sunday.
Leicester City are set to renew their interest in former Chelsea starlet Jeremie Boga in January, having seen a deal with Atalanta in the summer break down at the 11th hour. The Serie A club are keen to loan Boga out with an option to buy to cut down their wage bill.

DAILY EXPRESS
Arsenal legend David Seaman has weighed in on the prospect of Jude Bellingham moving to the Emirates next summer.
Karim Benzema could reportedly still rejoin France's World Cup squad with the Real Madrid striker believed to be recovering from injury quicker than expected.
Chelsea are looking at options to sign a new right-side defender and could make a move for Ecuador star Piero Hincapie, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, if they are unable to secure a deal for Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan.

DAILY MIRROR
Manchester United will have to fork out over £100m if they want to sign Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez in the January transfer window.
Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde has named Manchester United as another club he would like to play for during a TikTok session.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Kyle Walker is in line to start his first England game at this World Cup against Wales, but it remains to be seen whether it will be in a back three or a back four.
Shaun Edwards remains hopeful of coaching England at some point in the future.

THE ATHLETIC
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is being tipped to leave his role, potentially before the end of the NFL season, to become one of the sport's highest-paid pundits on Amazon Prime.

DAILY RECORD
Rangers are unlikely to renew their interest in Sunderland striker Ross Stewart in January and that could leave the door open for Middlesbrough to sign the Scotland international.
Hibs boss Lee Johnson has no qualms about continuing to play wantaway defender Ryan Porteous while he remains at Easter Road.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley says there is no chance of complacency setting into Ange Postecoglou's squad when the Premiership resumes and insists they will only get better.



Chelsea are close to completing the signing of France forward Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig on a long-term deal, which is worth more than 60m euros. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, has not agreed a deal to join Inter Miami despite reports suggesting he is close to doing so. (ESPN)

Roma are considering making a move for Leicester City and Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 26, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are unwilling to let United States winger Christian Pulisic leave on a loan deal this winter and would prefer a permanent move for the 24-year-old. (Mail)

Brighton have opened talks with Norwegian side Molde to sign 19-year-old Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana. (Fabrizio Romano)

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to recall Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker to the starting line-up for the Three Lions' final World Cup group game against Wales on Tuesday. (Times - subscription required)

Bayern Munich believe they have finalised an agreement to sign RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25. (90min)

Sunderland are among a number of Championship clubs chasing Aston Villa's English striker Cameron Archer, 20, in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are open to recalling on-loan players in the January transfer window, including English right-back Ethan Laird, 21, at QPR, 19-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri from Birmingham City and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 20, from Sunderland. (Manchester Evening News)

Wigan are expected to name Kolo Toure, 41, as their new manager on Thursday with the former Manchester City and Ivory Coast defender set to leave his coaching role at Leicester City. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have been quoted a price of £100m if they want to sign Argentina and Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, in the January transfer window. (Record via Daily Mail)

Manchester United are also interested in Spain and Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 23, who has a £52m release clause. (Express)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar is well under way - 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, 29 November (all times GMT)

Group A: Ecuador v Senegal (15:00) - ITV

Group A: Netherlands v Qatar (15:00) - ITV

Group B: Iran v USA (19:00) - BBC

Group B: Wales v England (19:00) - BBC
 

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Wednesday's newspapers.


THE SUN


Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Cody Gakpo's agents as they look to swoop for the PSV star.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dealt a major blow in his search for his new club after leaving Manchester United, with Bayern Munich ruling out the prospect of signing him.

Chris Wilder has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Queens Park Rangers job.


Chelsea boss Graham Potter and owner Todd Boehly are considering a move for a No 1 goalkeeper in the summer, placing the futures of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy in doubt.



THE TIMES

The departure of Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli from the club is being seen as a serious blow to attempts to revive the European Super League.

Danny Kerry, who only joined Eddie Jones' staff as a training coordinator last month to try and improve the culture in England's dressing room, is already considering his position.

The RFU's plans for a 20-team competition involving teams from the Premiership and Championship will be blocked by teams in the second tier

DAILY MIRROR

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says that if Belgium discover who is 'leaking' information about alleged bust-ups within their squad then they will immediately be banished.

DAILY EXPRESS

Bayern Munich are reportedly 'still working' on a deal to lure Harry Kane from Tottenham with the England skipper set to decide on his future after the World Cup.

Manchester United transfer targets Cody Gakpo and Jeremie Frimpong could cost the club up to £65m this winter, according to reports.

Juventus may be forced into a fire sale that would have Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal interested.

Manchester United and Brazil winger Antony has remarkably claimed that the air conditioning at World Cup stadiums has made him sick.

Midfielder Carlos Soler, who only joined Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the summer window, is already being linked with a move away which is sure to perk up interest from former suitors Arsenal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have denied rumours of a major rift in the Belgium squad despite a frank exchange between players during a team meeting.

DAILY MAIL

Journalists from Israel, who would usually be barred from even being in Qatar, have received little help trying to interview fans at the World Cup, with many being openly hostile towards them once it is clear where they are from.

Bookies have stopped taking bets on man-of-the-match awards at the World Cup amid talk that social media tipsters are urging followers to vote for certain players even if they are under-performing.

THE GUARDIAN

Ten of the women who accused Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while he was a member of the Houston Texans are planning to attend his first game back from suspension, which takes place in the Texas city on Sunday, to show it is "not something that's over".

DAILY RECORD

Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin has been warned to expect an "uncomfortable" 90 minutes when his side faces West of Scotland League side Darvel in the Scottish Cup.





Bayern Munich are working to sign Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, in a deal that could cost between 80m and 100m euros. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham have made enquiries to Inter Milan over 26-year-old Netherlands wing-back Denzel Dumfries. (90min)

Manchester United will offer England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, a new long-term contract. His current deal is due to expire in June. (Fabrizio Romano)

The futures of Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy, 30, and Spain keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 28, at Chelsea are in doubt as the club are considering bringing in a new first-choice goalkeeper next summer. (Sun)

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn says they will not sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, in January following his departure from Manchester United. (Sky Germany via Mirror)

Bayern Munich will discuss a new deal for Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33, after the World Cup, with his contract set to expire next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma are willing to sell 25-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is expected to stay in European football until 2024 at least, despite reports he is close to agreeing a deal to join MLS club Inter Miami next year. (Sky Sports)

With competition for Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, increasing, Real Madrid have turned their attention to 21-year-old Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Marca)

Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain want to sign 22-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus from Ajax. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

AC Milan want to tie Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer, 24, to a new contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former England midfielder Joe Cole says PSVEindhoven forward Cody Gakpo, 23, will be "on the databases for all the top clubs" after his starring role for the Netherlands at the World Cup. (ITV via TalkSport)

Ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is interested in the vacant Queens Park Rangers job after Michael Beale left for Rangers. (Sun)

Inter Milan are considering a bid for Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham have told Irish midfielder Conor Coventry, 22, that he is free to find a new club before the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar is well under way - 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, 30 November (all times GMT)

Group D: Tunisia v France (15:00) - BBC One

Group D: Australia v Denmark (15:00) - BBC Two

Group C: Poland v Argentina (19:00) - BBC One

Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico (19:00) - BBC Two
 

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Wednesday 30 November 2022 22:56, UK


THE SUN


Bayern Munich are "working on" landing Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a blockbuster £90m transfer.
Manchester United will offer Marcus Rashford a new long-term deal.
Liverpool are reportedly targeting a move for Sofyan Amrabat, who has been impressing at the World Cup for Morocco.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed Portugal training on Wednesday ahead of their final group game amid speculation over a record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia.
Gareth Bale must decide by the end of February whether he will return to LAFC for the new season in the US.
England are using a special net for penalty practice every day ahead of the World Cup knockout stages.


DAILY MAIL
Manchester United could well have new owners by the end of the season, according to reports.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly sensationally agreed a bumper £173m-a-year contract with Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, which would make him the highest earner in sport.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has hit back at suggestions of a rift in the team's camp at the World Cup and appeared to accuse the French media of trying to derail his side's campaign.
Juventus CEO John Elkann is determined to take the club back to its glory days and that might even include the return of a few club legends as new board members.
James Allcott and Zac Djellab join Kyle Walker for The Heated Debate where they discuss what could be the next move for Cristiano Ronaldo

DAILY EXPRESS
Chelsea are reportedly in 'advanced talks' to sign 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama, who could be set to become the second acquisition of the Graham Potter era at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United and Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez has been tipped for a move to a top club by former Manchester City and Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta.
Argentina star Lionel Messi has received a grovelling apology from boxer Canelo Alvarez following a bizarre social media outburst.


THE GUARDIAN
A Premier League footballer under investigation for two alleged rapes has had his bail extended to a date in early January.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Eddie Jones' closest adviser accused Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, of leaking stories about the departures of England's backroom staff and described the Twickenham figurehead as "Slippery Bill".
England lock Joe Launchbury says the RFU knew of Wasps' demise for five years.

DAILY MIRROR
FIFA has issued a statement to try and reassure fans of their safety in Qatar after an England supporter was subjected to a lengthy and humiliating strip search while trying to enter a World Cup stadium.
French television viewers were left thinking that Antoine Griezmann had scored an injury-time equaliser against Tunisia when the station TF1 cut to an ad break believing the final whistle had gone.

SCOTTISH SUN

Michael Beale says Rangers plan to add a further "one or two" key pieces to their backroom team - and insists he has the backing to add the "right player at the right price" in January.

DAILY RECORD
Al-Ahly have handed Celtic a major boost in their reported pursuit of Egyptian midfielder Mohamed "Afsha" Magdy - with the club reversing their hands off warning and naming their price.



Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has received an offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC worth £150m a season following his exit from Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription)

Ronaldo still wants to play Champions League football and has not yet accepted the Al-Nassr FC offer. (Sun)

Manchester United are in contact with the agents of 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo over a January move. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United will exercise a clause in 25-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford's contract to extend it by another 12 months and stop him talking to other clubs. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are monitoring Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 28, at the World Cup. (Record - in Portuguese)

Tottenham will have to pay 30m euros (£25.9m) to sign Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, from Inter Milan. (Football Italia)

Brighton and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, could move to Villarreal on loan in January. (Times - subscription)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is interested in joining MLS side Inter Miami when his contract expires in June. (Mirror)

Juventus are interested in RB Leipzig's 20-year-old Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol but Chelsea are favourites to sign him. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Los Angeles FC forward Gareth Bale, 33, will make a decision on his club future by February after saying he wants to continue playing for Wales. (Mirror)

Bale's contract at LAFC contains a clause that means he can leave before the start of the new MLS season in February. (Sun)

Liverpool have identified former Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, as a candidate to replace Julian Ward as sporting director at Anfield. (Sky Sports Germany)

The agent of 25-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, who moved from AC Milan to Barcelona in July, has ruled out a potential return to Italy amid reports of Inter Milan making a bid. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have joined Arsenal in trying to sign 15-year-old Scottish defender Jack Wylie from Rangers. (Mirror)

Barcelona sporting director of football Jordi Cruyff says they have been tracking Ajax's 22-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus. (Fabrizio Romano)

How to follow the Fifa World Cup on the BBC
The World Cup in Qatar is well under way - 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, 1 December (all times GMT)

Group F: Canada v Morocco (15:00) - BBC Two

Group F: Croatia v Belgium (15:00) - BBC One

Group E: Costa Rica v Germany (19:00) - ITV

Group C: Japan v Spain (19:00) - ITV
 

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Friday 2 December 2022 07:07, UK



THE SUN

Barcelona are talking up the possibility of Lionel Messi returning to the club, with sporting director Jordi Cruyff saying: "Barca and Messi have to be together again one day. This is clear."
Brazil are reportedly concerned Neymar could be out for the entire World Cup after he was forced off in their opening game with an ankle injury.
Jack Grealish has broken his silence on his controversial dig at Newcastle's Miguel Almiron to apologise for his actions in Man City's title celebrations last season.
England star Declan Rice hinted at an imminent West Ham exit after admitting he is "100 per cent" hungry to win titles.


DAILY MIRROR
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly received a proposal from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal to rival an earlier bid made by their domestic rivals Al Nassr.
Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group are still putting recruitment high on their agenda amid apparent changes to their takeover plan, which may not see them sell their whole stake in the club after all.
South Korea boss Paulo Bento blasted English referee Anthony Taylor for showing "a deep lack of common sense" when issuing him with his World Cup red card.
Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left staff members 'in tears' by sending them a surprise Christmas hamper just weeks after his sacking, it has been revealed.

DAILY MAIL
Manchester United will reportedly face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in a bid to land Joao Felix in January - with Atletico Madrid 'ready to sell' for €100million (£86m).
England are considering RFU director of performance Conor O'Shea as an interim coaching option with Warren Gatland also in the frame as Eddie Jones' future looks increasingly uncertain.
Borussia Dortmund's managing director Carsten Cramer has warned Liverpool not to expect any 'gifts' in their pursuit of England star Jude Bellingham.
FIFA have privately backed Danny Makkelie's decision to award Argentina the penalty that Lionel Messi missed against Poland on Wednesday.
Hansi Flick quashed Bastian Schweinsteiger's assessment of his Germany side's performance against Costa Rica on Thursday night, calling it 'absolute nonsense'.
Graeme Souness has hit out at Kevin De Bruyne's pre-tournament quotes claiming that Belgium's squad were 'too old' to compete for the World Cup.

THE TIMES
Google has been accused of profiting from "rogue" online ticket touts by advertising seats for England's World Cup game against Senegal for up to £4,000.
FIFA is working hard to repair the pitch for England's World Cup round-of-16 match against Senegal on Sunday after concerns were raised about the playing surface at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Aiden McGeady could return from a four-month injury lay-off to feature for Hibs in next week's friendly against FC Edinburgh.

THE GUARDIAN
World Cup organisers are increasingly open to discarding the new three-team group format for the 2026 tournament in the US, Mexico and Canada. It comes after concerns that too many dead rubbers in the last round of matches could dilute the expanded 48-team event.

DAILY EXPRESS
England international Luke Shaw admits that Manchester City players in the England camp stand out because of their love of playing football.
In mind-blowing fashion, one of England's standout performers at the World Cup - Harry Maguire - has been ridiculed inside the Parliament of Ghana during crazy viral footage that has surfaced online.
England are using sports psychologist Ian Mitchell to ensure that they are ready for the possibility of a penalty shootout in the World Cup knockout stages. The FA's head of performance psychology, who joined England from Wales four years ago, is working with the squad at their Al-Wakrah base to prepare them for the stress of spot-kick drama.
Liverpool have received a huge boost in their quest to sign Jude Bellingham after Borussia Dortmund's managing director Carsten Cramer admitted the Reds would be his 'preferred' destination should the England international leave the club.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
Roberto Martinez will pursue options in club management after tearful scenes in the Belgium dressing room as he stood down following the nation's World Cup exit.
Declan Rice has signalled his intention to play in the Champions League as clubs intensify their interest in the England and West Ham United midfielder.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic have been joined by Ferencvaros in the chase for South Korea World Cup star Cho Gue-sung. The Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors striker is attracting interest from across Europe with Parkhead boss Ange Postecoglou amongst the interested parties.
Canada boss John Herdman has dropped the latest clue that Alistair Johnston is imminently set to move to Celtic following their World Cup exit.
Queens Park Rangers interim boss Paul Hall has shot down the chances of Leon Balogun rejoining Rangers after Michael Beale's move back to Ibrox sparked Loftus Road fan concerns.
Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly have a release clause in wonderkid Oscar Gloukh's contract with a host of clubs lining up to sign the midfielder in January.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers have announced the latest addition to Michael Beale's staff at Ibrox. The new Light Blues boss has brought in Jack Ade from Liverpool as the newest member of his backroom team.
Liam Henderson could be set to play for his fifth Italian club with Spezia interested in signing him next month.



Atletico Madrid would be willing to sell Joao Felix for 100m euros (£86m) after signing the Portugal forward, 23, for 126m euros (£113m) in 2019. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are keen, but face competition from Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich in a bid to sign Felix in January. (Mail)

PSG will also offer Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, a formal contract extension after the World Cup. (Goal)

Al Hilal want to beat Saudi rivals Al-Nassr to the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, after the Portugal forward's departure from Manchester United. (Express)

Chelsea remain in negotiations with RB Leipzig over signing Josko Gvardiol and the Croatia defender, 20, has said "maybe one day I will be there". (Athletic, via 90 Min)

Atletico Madrid have made an enquiry about Leicester's Turkey centre-half Caglar Soyuncu, 26. (AS - in Spanish)


Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer says they have a "good relationship" with former boss and current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, but the Reds will not get any "gifts" if they want to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from the German club. (Vietnam News)

England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, has indicated he wants to leave West Ham, saying he wants to win trophies and play in the Champions League. (Guardian)

x Newcastle United have been linked with Leicester City playmaker James Maddison but are 'highly unlikely' to make a move for the 26-year-old England international in January. (Luke Edwards)

Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa, 28, from Palmeiras. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are rivalling Newcastle United to sign Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, from Vasco da Gama. (90 Min)

Barcelona's summer signing Franck Kessie does not feel comfortable at the club, who would consider selling the Ivory Coast midfielder, 25, for as little as 10m euros (£8.6m). (AS - in Spanish)

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract with Barcelona runs out next summer, has not ruled out a move to the MLS in the United States and the 34-year-old hopes to make a decision about his future by February. (Marca)

Barcelona are interested in Brazilian Endrick, 16, but will not enter a bid for the Palmeiras forward this season. (Marca - in Spanish)

AC Milan are hopeful 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao, who has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, will sign a new contract with the Serie A side. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Liverpool have held talks over terminating Billy Koumetio's season-long loan deal with Austria Vienna as they have given the French centre-back, 20, little game time. (Football Insider)

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Friday, 2 December

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Chelsea will pay 70m euros (£60m) to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig in July on a contract until 2028. (Nicolo Schira)

Real Madrid would still be willing to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, from Paris St-Germain, but only if certain conditions are met. (Sport, via 90 Min)

Mbappe met with Robert Lewandowski last summer in a bid to convince the Poland striker, 34, to join him at PSG instead of signing for Barcelona. (Le Parisien - in French)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is 'very tempted' about joining Chelsea after leaving Manchester United. (Calciomercato, via Express)

Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing 26-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore from Wolves, but face competition from Leeds United and a host of European sides. (90min)

Canada's Lille forward Jonathan David, 22, has admitted playing in the Premier League remains a dream of his. (Independent - subscription required)

Liverpool are monitoring Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26. (Sky Sports Germany)

Inter Milan have made contact with the agent of Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie over a move back to Serie A. The 25-year-old previously played for AC Milan. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Bayer Leverkusen have been in contact with Club Pachuca over a potential move for Luis Chavez after watching the 26-year-old midfielder impress at the World Cup for Mexico. (90min)

Newcastle United are open to offers for 28-year-old Scotland winger Ryan Fraser. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard is considering retiring from international football at the age of 31 after Belgium's early World Cup exit. (Marca - in Spanish)

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, 71, has hinted at the possibility of taking the Belgium job, with Roberto Martinez having ended his six-year tenure. (Mail)

German manager Jurgen Klopp is not interested in succeeding Hansi Flick if he is sacked as Germany coach after failing to reach the last 16, as he "intends to fulfil" his Liverpool contract, which runs until 2026. (Sky Sport - in German)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is considering moving the club's women's team from their Kingsmeadow stadium to a ground with a greater capacity. (Mail)

Director of research Ian Graham is the latest member of Liverpool's backroom staff to leave the club and they fear he will now join Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are 'likely' to only sell part of the club as talks over a £4bn deal increase. (Star)
 

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Last 16: France v Poland (15:00 GMT) - BBC

Last 16: England v Senegal (19:00 GMT) - ITV


DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY

Manchester United fear they will be forced to sell Marcus Rashford next summer.
The German FA will snub Thomas Tuchel in favour of waiting for Jurgen Klopp when it comes to appointing their next international boss.


THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Manchester United and Newcastle face a huge penalty if they want to land Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
Canada striker Jonathan David is keen on a Premier League move.
Wolves are early favourites to swoop for Argentina left-back Marcos Acuna.
Belgium star Eden Hazard is reportedly considering retirement from international football.
Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly expected to become the new Uruguay boss.
Arsenal lost 4-2 to Watford in a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier on Saturday.
Manchester United reportedly tried to swap Donny van de Beek for Juventus star Weston McKennie, according to a public prosecutor.
Marcelo's son Enzo Alves Vieira has signed a professional contract with Real Madrid.
Uruguay star Jose Gimenez could be banned for 15 games after elbowing a FIFA official as his side were knocked out of the World Cup.
Granit Xhaka is set to dodge a FIFA punishment despite bending their ban on political protests.

SUNDAY TIMES
Gareth Southgate is set to stick with Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford and name an unchanged line up for England's World Cup round-of-16 showdown with Senegal.

SUNDAY MIRROR


James Allcott and Zac Djellab join Kyle Walker for The Heated Debate where they discuss what could be the next move for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is still open to offers as the Portugal forward still has not decided whether to accept a £173m-a-year offer from Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr - and that he will only determine his future after the World Cup.

MAIL ON SUNDAY
Manchester United are willing to pay Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi's £51.4m release clause, according to reports.
Darwin Nunez has issued an emotional apology to the Uruguayan people after the South Americans failed to advance to the World Cup knock-out stage.
Rio Ferdinand has said that if Manchester United could have replayed their Champions League final losses at the hands of Barcelona - Sir Alex Ferguson would have had Lionel Messi man-marked.

THE OBSERVER
Serbia supporters displayed fascist slogans and aimed racist chants towards ethnic Albanians during their side's match against Switzerland on Friday night, according to an eyewitness account.

THE ATHLETIC
Denzel Dumfries has described links to Chelsea as a "compliment" but said he is "focused on nothing else but the national team and Inter Milan".
Ben White will not travel with the Arsenal squad for their training camp in Dubai.
Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt has said he is "okay" with not starting for the Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup because he "expected to play nothing"
under Louis van Gaal in Qatar.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
Liverpool have reportedly made an offer for AC Milan star Ismael Bennacer, who is set to be out of contract with the Serie A club at the end of next season.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Soccer Saturday's Paul Merson analyses England's potential route to the World Cup final in Qatar
England players will land bonuses of around £400,000 each for winning the World Cup and are expected to earn more from endorsements if their tournament ends in glory during the next fortnight.
Former Bayern Munich manager Jens Scheuer has emerged as a leading candidate for Women's Super League club Brighton & Hove Albion's vacant managerial post.
The All England Club has come under fire from local MPs for its high-handed approach to the new development site at neighbouring Wimbledon Park Golf Club.

SUNDAY MAIL
A representative of Egyptian forward Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy has claimed that Celtic have made contact over a potential move to the Scottish champions.

SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic have been linked with Dutch star Said Hamulic.
New boss Michael Beale has warned his Rangers players to shape up - or they could be shipped out next month.



Manchester City would be willing to sell their record signing Jack Grealish, 27, to fund the signing of fellow England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)

Bellingham is also a target for Paris St-Germain. (Le10Sport - in French)

Manchester United may be forced to sell Marcus Rashford over the summer as the England forward reaches the end of his contract. Real Madrid are interested in the 25-year-old as they seek a successor for Karim Benzema. (Mirror)

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has still not decided whether to accept a £173m-a-year offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. The former Manchester United forward, 37, will only determine his future after the World Cup. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham and Chelsea's interest in RB Leipzig's Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 20, is growing before the January transfer window. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

If Barcelona do not make an approach for Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Meunier then the Belgium right-back, 31, will listen to offers from other interested clubs including AC Milan, Juventus, Manchester United and two London clubs. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are pursuing Napoli and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, but the Serie A club want to tie the 26-year-old down to a new deal without a release clause. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid's Spain winger Marco Asensio, 26, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid's Brazil striker Matheus Cunha, 23, is set to join Wolves in the January transfer window. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Canada and Lille striker Jonathan David wants a Premier League move, with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in the 22-year-old. (Sun)

Manchester United and Newcastle will have to pay between £60 and 70m to sign Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, from Brighton. (Sun)

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch says the club was "so close" to signing Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven in August, and Manchester United are now set to follow up their interest in the Netherlands striker, 23, in January. (90 Min)

After helping the Netherlands reach the World Cup quarter-finals, Gakpo is not thinking about his future until "maybe when we are champions". (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are willing to pay the £51.4m release clause for Real Sociedad's Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 23. (AS - in Spanish)

Inter Milan want to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, on loan for another season from Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Flamengo are monitoring the situation of Tottenham's Lucas Moura after his former club Sao Paulo were unable to agree a deal for the former Brazil forward, 30. (Bolavip - in Portuguese)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong held talks with both Manchester City and Paris St-Germain before eventually leaving Ajax for Barcelona in 2019. (The Athletic - subscription required)

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi "doesn't think" the club will make any new signings in January. (L'Equipe - in French)

Leeds United are weighing up a January bid to bring New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 30, back to the club from Newcastle United. Wood left Elland Road for Burnley in 2017. (Football Insider)

Former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is being considered to replace Diego Alonso as the next Uruguay manager. (TyC Sports - in Spanish
 

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Last 16: Japan v Croatia (15:00 GMT) - BBC

Last 16: Brazil v South Korea (19:00 GMT) - ITV



THE SUN


Manchester United are ready to swoop in January to land Netherlands' World Cup star Cody Gakpo - and PSV are willing to sell for £50m.

Julian Ward is looking at a top job in Europe after quitting as Liverpool's sporting director.

Manchester City are ready to sign New York City's 15-year-old left-back Christian McFarlane from their partner club.


Real Madrid are reportedly set to cut ties with Eden Hazard after his poor performances in the World Cup with Belgium.

Luis Suarez has slammed Fifa for 'blocking him from seeing his children' after Uruguay were knocked out of the World Cup.

Dusan Vlahovic could be on his way to Liverpool in a sensational swap deal which would see Ibrahima Konate go the other way.

England and Wales could trigger a race to get Warren Gatland by sacking their bosses this week.

DAILY EXPRESS

A wealthy consortium involving high-profile figures from Saudi Arabia and Qatar are preparing a mammoth bid to take control of Liverpool, according to reports.

DAILY MAIL

Reports have claimed that Germany's controversial hand-over-mouth protest prior to their World Cup opener against Japan was not unanimously supported by the players.

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that it is difficult to refer to his team as a 'golden generation' when they haven't won anything.


Garang Kuol believes Australia will one day be a major force to be reckoned with in international football and revealed rubbing shoulders with Lionel Messi felt 'like a dream'.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has spoken to former Oldham manager Dean Holden as he considers potential new assistants.

South Korea manager Paulo Bento has criticised the lack of time between games at the World Cup.

A number of World Cup players have complained about strange stains on their kit at the end of games, leading some to wonder if groundstaff are taking the Augusta approach and using paint to cover bare areas on pitches, as they do on the greens at the Masters.

DAILY MIRROR

Lionel Messi has defended Argentina team-mate Lautaro Martinez after the substitute missed a pair of big late chances against Australia.

Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez could be hit with a 15-game ban after he appeared to elbow a FIFA official in the wake of his nation's controversial exit from the World Cup.

THE ATHLETIC

Patrick Bamford has been left out of Leeds United's training camp in Spain after undergoing a groin operation.

Jadon Sancho will miss Manchester United's trip to Spain.

Robert Lewandowski has suggested Poland style of play in the future could decide his potential involvement at the next World Cup.

THE GUARDIAN

Daley Blind has said the Netherlands are drawing inspiration at the World Cup from Louis van Gaal's recovery from cancer.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal are sweating over the seriousness of Gabriel Jesus' knee problem after Tite hit out at "evil lies" that he knew he was injured before he played against Cameroon.

Cody Gakpo says he will make a decision on his future after the World Cup amid interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

England's players will have a key input into the review process that could seal the fate of head coach Eddie Jones on Monday - and the appointment of his successor if the Australian is dismissed.

THE TIMES

Alexis Mac Allister thinks that Aziz Behich, the Australia left-back, made a big mistake by picking a fight with Lionel Messi in the round of 16 match against Argentina.

Brazilian football fans are holding a vigil in front of the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo, where Pelé was admitted last Tuesday with health issues related to his colon cancer that was diagnosed in September 2021.

SCOTTISH SUN

Rangers' Croatia left-back Borna Barisic could be set to make his World Cup debut in the round of 16 against Japan on Monday.

Sunderland striker Ross Stewart is a target for Olympiakos.





Manchester United are ready to move for Cody Gakpo in January as PSV Eindhoven are willing to sell the Netherlands striker, 23, following his impressive form at the World Cup. (Sun)

However, United would have to pay £50m for Gakpo - double what PSV wanted in the summer - so may switch their attention to AC Milan's Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (Mirror)

Leao was expected to join Real Madrid in the summer but he is now being lined up as a target for 2024 by the Spanish giants along with Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, and Palmeiras' Brazilian forward Endrick, 16. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona are keen on Mohammed Kudus but the Ghana midfielder, 22, is open to a move to the Premier League, with Ajax likely to ask for about £40m. (Sun)

Everton and Leeds have joined Aston Villa and Wolves in the battle to sign Atletico Madrid's Brazil striker Matheus Cunha, 23. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Wolves are also in talks with Atletico about signing Brazil centre-back Felipe, 33, in a potential "package" deal with Cunha for January. (Fabrizio Romano)


Manchester United failed to sign Brighton's Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo for £3.6m two years ago and will have to pay up to £70m for the 21-year-old this time around. (Sun)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is hoping to sign RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, with Chelsea also interested in the 20-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have £50m to spend in January but is not planning on signing a replacement for Gabriel Jesus after the Brazil striker, 25, was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a knee injury. (Football Insider)

Jesus has flown back to London and will find out the extent of his injury following a consultation with Arsenal doctors on Monday, with some reports suggesting he will be out for three months. (Sun)

Tottenham have joined Aston Villa, Fulham and Inter Milan in monitoring the situation of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, at Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid are hoping Joao Felix can increase his value during the World Cup before looking to sell the Portugal forward, 23, in January. (Marca - in Spanish)

Watford are on the verge of completing the signing of Canada midfielder Ismael Kone, 20, from CF Montreal on a four-and-a-half-year deal. (Watford Observer)

Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, is close to joining Roma on loan from Barcelona. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, Barcelona want a long-term replacement for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, and are interested in Leicester's Youri Tielemans, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but they suspect the Belgium midfielder, 25, has already said he will join another club. (Marca - in Spanish)

A joint Saudi-Qatari consortium is preparing a £3.2bn bid to take over Liverpool. (Sporting News)
 

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THE SUN



Vincent Kompany is on the shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez as Belgium boss.
Manchester United are lining up a free transfer for Yann Sommer, according to reports.
Raheem Sterling has vowed he will only return to England's World Cup campaign when his family are "safe".
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly called in his lawyers to demand a £17m payment from former club Juventus.
Dharmesh Sheth gives an update on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo as Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr are favourites to sign the free agent on a $200m per year deal
Tottenham are keen on signing Club Brugge ace Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.
Newcastle are reportedly aiming to beat Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos.
Tottenham and Arsenal are in a transfer battle to sign Ecuador's 20-year-old defender Piero Hincapie, according to reports.
World Cup star Mohammed Kudus is a transfer target for FC Barcelona, according to reports.
Man Utd are reportedly heating up their pursuit of Jeremie Frimpong.
Chelsea have reportedly made Romeo Lavia their N'Golo Kante replacement.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Worried England World Cup stars have put security guards on 24-hour red alert following the robbery on Raheem Sterling's home that has heightened fears they are the target of organised gangs.
Gary Neville believes the way England have dealt with Raheem Sterling's personal matter has been handled much better than previous incidents have been in the past
Luke Shaw has revealed England's squad watched Kylian Mbappe's match-winning display on the team bus to set up their World Cup quarter-final against the France forward.
Fernando Santos, the Portugal manager, has reprimanded Cristiano Ronaldo over his angry reaction to being substituted against South Korea and there is now a major doubt over whether he will start against Switzerland today.

DAILY MAIL
Portuguese newspaper A Bola has published a poll revealing 70 per cent of readers want Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for the Switzerland last-16 tie.
England fans' enjoyment of their side's win over Senegal to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday evening was marred by a series of altercations amongst the travelling support at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Shocking footage has emerged online of football legend and current Cameroon FA president Samuel Eto'o attacking a man outside a stadium at the World Cup in Qatar.
Lionel Messi has claimed that Brazil, Spain and France are the three remaining favourites to win the 2022 World Cup.
Real Madrid's chances of signing Brazilian wonderkid Endrick have increased as it's reported that they have promised to meet a condition in which they won't also sign Man City star Erling Haaland.
Gareth Southgate will not put pressure on Raheem Sterling to re-join the England squad after he flew home due to a burglary at his Surrey home.

DAILY MIRROR
Former Germany striker Max Kruse has revealed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was forced to apologise after seeing his transfer to Anfield cancelled.
Those at the top of the Barcelona hierarchy are reportedly resigned to missing out on Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans due to the fact he is expected to join another club - Arsenal.

Harry Kane has revealed David Beckham paid a surprise visit to the England camp to offer his support for their bid to win the World Cup.

THE ATHLETIC
US businessman John Textor has hit a snag in his attempts to buy French side Lyon, his ambitions complicated by a requirement to obtain the agreement of Crystal Palace's shareholders, the club in which he has a 40 per cent stake.
Chelsea have included Reece James, Ben Chilwell, N'Golo Kante and Wesley Fofana in their 25-man squad for their mid-season trip to Dubai.

THE TIMES
Iran's clerical leadership has punished one of its most celebrated former footballers, Ali Daei, for supporting recent protests by closing his jewellery shop and restaurant.
Eddie Jones is fighting for his survival with at least one of his senior coaches considering resigning if the Australian remains as England head coach.
The IOC has been criticised for inviting Russia's Olympic president to a high-level summit this week to discuss the future of the Olympic movement, despite his comments that his country's athletes should be honoured to fight in the war against Ukraine.

DAILY EXPRESS
Harry Kane has turned to David Beckham for captaincy tips as he attempts to lead England to World Cup glory.
Aston Villa want to sign a marquee wide forward for Unai Emery in January as they prepare to back their newly-appointed head coach in the winter market with Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram and Matheus Cunha of Atletico Madrid the main targets of interest.
Tottenham could be set to boost Manchester City's January transfer funds with Antonio Conte reportedly targeting a move for Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro.

DAILY STAR
England stars including Raheem Sterling were offered the chance of increased security at their homes before heading to the World Cup.
FIFA have been forced into action after Morocco supporters were left furious over a lack of tickets available for their World Cup round of 16 clash against Spain, with prices skyrocketing away from the official sales points.
Premier League fans are facing a travel nightmare on Boxing Day with more train strikes planned.

DAILY RECORD
Glen Kamara will leave Rangers for more game time as Finland mentor claims 'everything changed' after Steven Gerrard
Rangers chairman Douglas Park has suffered a fresh blow ahead of tomorrow's AGM after a leading fan group announced they will be voting against his re-election bid.
Lawrence Shankland insists he knew Cammy Devlin was going to get Lionel Messi's jersey at the end of his World Cup journey.
Hearts defender Alex Cochrane could be banned for two matches following his red card in the Spanish friendly that was abandoned after a brawl with UD Almeria.
Hibs boss Lee Johnson would love to find a replacement for Martin Boyle in January - but insists his priority will be offloading fringe players.



Manchester United are out of the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are the frontrunners. (Sky Sports Germany)

Real Madrid will not pay more than 125m euros (£108m) to try to sign Bellingham from the German club. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Inter Milan would find it hard to turn down an offer of 50m euros (£43m) with add-ons worth 10m euros (£8.6m) for Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries, 26, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have opened talks in their attempts to sign 33-year-old Switzerland keeper Yann Sommer, whose contract with Borussia Monchengladbach runs out in the summer. (Bild, via Mirror)

Atletico Madrid's Slovenia international Jan Oblak, 29, is Manchester United's main target as they look to bring in a new keeper. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

West Ham will bring in Brazilian centre-back Luizao on a three-and-a-half year deal once the 20-year-old's contract with Sao Paulo runs out at the end of January. (90 Min)

Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 33, says he opted to stay with Chelsea rather than move to Barcelona in the summer after the Stamford Bridge club's new owners "showed me that they wanted me to stay". (90 Min)

Real Madrid are interested in Azpilicueta and could even make Chelsea an offer for the right-back during the January transfer window. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are keen on signing Roma's former England centre-back Chris Smalling with the 33-year-old's contract coming to an end next summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United are looking at making a move for 25-year-old Fulham defender Antonee Robinson, who has impressed playing for the United States at the 2022 World Cup. (Teamtalk)

England players have been advised to review their security measures after a burglary at Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling's home while he was in Qatar at the World Cup. (Times - subscription required)

Leeds United are yet to enter new contract talks with Spain forward Rodrigo, with 18 months left on the 31-year-old's current deal. (Leeds Live)

Napoli have joined a number of clubs interested in 25-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, whose preference is to remain with Barcelona. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is on the shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez as Belgium head coach. (Sun)
 

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Barcelona are watching Arsenal and Brazil striker Gabriel Martinelli's World Cup progress closely and are hoping to encourage midfielder Frenkie de Jong to take a wage cut to free up funds for January transfer activity (Daily Mail).

There could also be outgoings at the Nou Camp with Tottenham reportedly considering a January move for Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie (The Sun).

Aston Villa could pull off a shock transfer in January amid claims that Unai Emery's side are leading the race to sign Portugal and Atletico Madrid superstar Joao Felix (Daily Mirror).

Manchester United are keen on a surprise reunion with Barcelona's Dutch striker Memphis Depay, while whizzkid Alejandro Garnacho is reportedly set to see his wages increase 10-fold at Old Trafford (The Sun).

Newcastle's record signing Alexander Isak will miss the club's mid-season friendlies and faces a race against time to be fit for the return of the Premier League (Daily Mail).

The Magpies still intend to send Garang Kuol out on loan in January and have received significant interest in the 18-year-old from home and abroad, but his temporary destination is yet to be decided (The Athletic).

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could replace Hansi Flick as Germany boss after Die Mannschaft's embarrassing World Cup group-stage exit (The Sun).

Joey Barton's League One side Bristol Rovers are facing a battle to keep hold of teenage whizz kid Kofi Shaw with Premier League interest soaring (Daily Mail).

Forgotten man Moussa Dembele could reportedly leave Lyon for as little as £5m in January as the Ligue 1 side look to cash in on the former Celtic striker (Daily Record).

Contract rebel Nicolas Raskin is set to hold crunch talks with Standard Liege over a new deal with Rangers touted as one of the clubs keeping tabs on the midfielder (Daily Record).



Barcelona are tracking Arsenal and Brazil winger Gabriel Martinelli, 21, with a view to making a move for him in the January transfer window. (Sport - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund would be willing to sell England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, next summer for 100m-150m euros (£86m-£129m). (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says "everybody" wants to sign the "amazing" Bellingham and the French club will go through Dortmund first if they want to make a move for him. (Sky Sports)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is yet to make a decision regarding an offer to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. (ESPN)

Tottenham have emerged as the favourites to sign 25-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from Barcelona. (Sport)

David Moyes faces the sack as West Ham manager amid an increasingly tense relationship with club co-chairman David Sullivan. (Football Insider)

England playmaker James Maddison, 26, and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, have been linked with leaving Leicester City but the Foxes would be resistant to letting either player leave in January. (Leicestershire Live)

Real Madrid are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of 16-year-old Palmeiras forward Endrick, who can only move when he turns 18 in 2024. (UOL Sport - in Portuguese)

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 30, will sign a new contract with Paris St-Germain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Aston Villa will be offered Leicester City and Denmark centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 30, during the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Newcastle have been inundated with loan offers for 18-year-old Australia forward Garang Kuol after his performances at the World Cup - before he has officially joined the club. The Magpies agreed a £300,000 transfer with Central Coast Mariners earlier this year with Kuol set to move to Newcastle in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal have not ruled out recalling striker Folarin Balogun, 21, from his loan spell at French club Stade Reims in January as they assess the injury to Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 25. (90 Min)
 

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THE TIMES



The FA will look to persuade Gareth Southgate not to step down from his role as England manager after the World Cup.
Manchester City midfielder Rodri has criticised Morocco's counterattacking game plan after the North African nation stunned Spain on penalties to set up a World Cup quarter-final against Portugal.

THE SUN

Raheem Sterling is ready to return to the World Cup with England ahead of Saturday's quarter-final with France after his family home was burgled.
Arsenal may have to abandon plans to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk after the injury to Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus.
West Ham are in the market to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United are to hold talks in the coming days over their proposed move for Netherlands international forward Cody Gakpo.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has confirmed his commitment to a massive redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, despite fears of potentially moving the club elsewhere.
Eddie Howe has reiterated Financial Fair Play regulations may constrain Newcastle United's spending in January.

DAILY EXPRESS

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has revealed he would like to play in the Premier League. The 27-year-old, who was linked with Manchester United in the summer, is out of contract at Juventus at the end of the season.
Harry Maguire insists England have changed from World Cup dreamers to believers.
Erik ten Hag slammed the 'unacceptable' slow start from his Manchester United players in their friendly defeat to Cadiz.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Raheem Sterling is considering re-joining England's World Cup bid and flying back to Qatar ahead of Saturday's quarter-final against France.
Leicester Tigers will demand £2m in compensation from the Rugby Football Union should the governing body attempt to raid their coaching staff.



PSV and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, says he would "think" about joining Manchester United, but has had no contact from the Premier League club. (NRC - in Dutch)

The Football Association want England manager Gareth Southgate to stay in the post until Euro 2024 regardless of the team's result against France in Saturday's quarter-final of the 2022 World Cup. (Mail)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham's management have told Real Madrid that Liverpool are leading the race to sign the 19-year-old from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Bild)

Tottenham and Liverpool are interested in signing Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, from Fiorentina when the transfer window opens in January. (90min)

AC Milan could be willing to compete with Barcelona for the signing of Arsenal's Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, should they decide to sell Portugal winger Rafael Leao, 23, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal may have to postpone their planned move for Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 21, after the injury to Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus. (Sun)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says he would like to play in the Premier League. The former Manchester United target's contract at Juventus ends in 2023. (Express)

Bayern Munich are set to offer Germany forward Jamal Musiala, 19, a new deal. (Bild - in German)

Marseille want to sign Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 30, from Crystal Palace when his contract expires in 2023. (90min)

Real Madrid are willing to pay the £62m Palmeiras want for Brazilian forward Endrick and will sign the 16-year-old when he turns 18 in July 2024. (Goal)

Manager Eddie Howe says financial fair play (FFP) may limit Newcastle's spending in the January transfer window. (Mail)

Roma are in advanced talks with the agent of 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay over a move from Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid are willing to listen to offers for 23-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix, who wants to leave the club. (TVE, via Mail)

West Ham want to sign a new striker in the January transfer window. (Sun)

United States men's national team manager Gregg Berhalter will discuss a new contract. (ESPN)

Arsenal academy boss Per Mertesacker could be hired by Germany's football association to be their new sporting director. (Sky Germany, via Mail)

Arsenal, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing 15-year-old Palmeiras and Brazil winger Estevao Willian. (Goal
 

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DAILY STAR


Ben White returned home from England's World Cup camp following an alleged bust-up with assistant boss Steve Holland. The Arsenal defender also became unhappy in the England camp and struggled to mix with his fellow team-mates.
Kieran Trippier has urged Gareth Southgate to remain as England boss for as long as possible.
Real Madrid have reportedly beaten their rivals to the £51m signing of Brazilian wonderkid Endrick.



DAILY MAIL

England star Jude Bellingham will tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave the club after the World Cup, according to reports
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly asked the board a few months ago to sign a player like Sofyan Amrabat in January.
FIFA has become embroiled in a series of legal disputes with the Qatari authorities with relations between the two main World Cup organisers at an all-time low as the tournament reaches the quarter-finals.
Juventus will be welcomed back into the fold of Europe's elite clubs following their leading role in the rebel European Super League at a Board meeting of the European Club's Association in Doha on Friday.
Jude Bellingham's former coach Mike Dodds believes he made the correct decision by leaving England to play for Borussia Dortmund in Germany
Manchester United's former assistant Rene Meulensteen has lauded Portugal manager Fernando Santos for how he has handled Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup.
Harry Maguire's threat from set-pieces makes him the man France must devise a plan to stop, according to daily French newspaper L'Equipe.
Manchester City star Erling Haaland looked in prime condition as he returned to training ahead of the Premier League's restart and insists that missing the World Cup has put him in 'the best possible place'.
The Football Association are close to appointing former policeman Steve Lewis as the new head of security for the England team.
The World Cup is facing the possibility of a serious crowd incident following a number of chaotic scenes involving supporters and unprepared Qatari security forces.
Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni fumed after team news was leaked from his side ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with Holland.
Mikel Arteta will wait to see how star striker Gabriel Jesus recovers from knee surgery before deciding on making a new big-name signing in next month's transfer window.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is poised to step up his bid to land Marcus Rashford after the Manchester United forward's goalscoring form at the World Cup.
The Professional Footballers' Association has demanded safety rules around advertising hoardings are "fully reviewed" after a second player suffered a serious head injury colliding with one.
Leicester Tigers will demand £2m in compensation from the Rugby Football Union should the governing body attempt to raid their coaching staff.
The England and Wales Cricket Board are set to act upon one of the recommendations of the High Performance Review by implementing use of the Kookaburra ball in the County Championship next summer.
PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi has suggested his club will try to sign Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford in the summer on a free transfer

THE SUN
Manchester United wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho is reportedly being lined up for a move by Real Madrid.
Gareth Southgate is ordering his England stars to avoid a silly red card which could KO their World Cup dream.
Manchester United are reportedly tracking KS Samara starlet Sergey Pinyaev.
Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly both interested in France World Cup star Randal Kolo Muani.

DAILY EXPRESS
Following the disappointment of missing out on Endrick, Chelsea have turned their attention to signing Borussia Dortmund star Youssoufa Moukoko.

THE ATHLETIC
Manchester United's club doctor Steve McNally is leaving his role after 16 years.
Claims that John Textor's takeover of Lyon has collapsed have been dismissed as "fake news" by the Crystal Palace co-owner, with the French club confident a sale will "take place shortly".
Graham Potter has said Chelsea's players who have already been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup will link back up with the rest of the squad in England next week.

THE TIMES
The deal for Tyson Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk is "almost done" and the undisputed heavyweight clash could be held as soon as late February in Saudi Arabia.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Chinese owners are looking for a new investor in the club but insist they will not entertain any takeover offers despite financial pressures on their main business.
Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing Cody Gakpo in January but his price tag has doubled since the summer.
David Martindale, the Livingston manager, says that Rangers were "easier" to play against when Giovanni van Bronckhorst was in charge.
Courtney Lawes will return for Northampton Saints on Saturday against La Rochelle after more than 10 weeks out due to a head injury
Shane McGuigan, Gary Logan join Andy Scott as they look back at Oleksandr Usyk's wins over Anthony Joshua and pinpoint the advantages for Tyson Fury

DAILY MIRROR
England wives and girlfriends have been lending their support to Raheem Sterling's family as he prepares to fly back to Qatar.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic could be set to add to their midfield ranks yet again with Ferencvaros midfielder Aissa Laidouni the latest star to be linked with a move to the Scottish Premiership leaders.
Barry Ferguson has accused Rangers recruitment chiefs of botching a bargain basement deal for his own nephew - and pricing themselves out of signing him in the future.
Rangers could complete another MLS raid as they have been linked with a move for San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jan Gregus.
Rangers will look to extend Robbie Ure's Ibrox contract over the coming weeks, according to a report.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Liquidators of Rangers' old operating company have finally settled their dispute with the tax authorities - after agreeing to a £56m deal with HMRC.
Ryan Porteous is a January target for at least six English Championship clubs, however Rangers will not make a move for the Hibs defender.
Celtic's Yosuke Ideguchi is set to be offered the option of a January return to Japan.



Real Madrid are interested in Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho - the 18-year-old Argentine who scored his first Premier League goal against Fulham last month. (Revelo - in Spanish)

But Real Madrid are not intending to make a move for Garnacho, AC Milan's 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao or PSV Eindhoven's Dutch winger Cody Gakpo, 23 in the January transfer window. (Marca)

AC Milan will give Leao an ultimatum in January - sign a new contract or leave. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham will tell Borussia Dortmund that he wants to leave the club after the World Cup and the 19-year-old's father would like his son to move to Liverpool. Manchester City and Real Madrid are also interested in the player. (Sport Bild, via Mail)

Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer, 33, on a free transfer next summer. (ESPN)

Real Madrid have agreed a six-year deal worth around £62m to sign Brazilian teenager Endrick from Palmeiras, but the 16-year-old forward will not join the club until July 2024 when he will be aged 18. (Fabrizio Romano)

AC Milan are ready to bid for Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, 29, who has impressed at the World Cup with Morocco. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia)

Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, could be a summer target for the French club. (Sky Sports)

Having already scored three goals at the World Cup, England's Rashford says nothing beats scoring for his country. (Mirror)

Al-Khelaifi also said he was confident Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, would extend his stay in Paris when they discuss his future in January. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal will "look at the options" after Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee injury at the World Cup in Qatar, says manager Mikel Arteta. (Football London)

Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison, 26, is Newcastle's top transfer target in January. (90 min)

Aston Villa, Leicester City and Atletico Madrid have asked about Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij's situation, with the 30-year-old's contract at Inter Milan running out in the summer. (FC Inter News)

Inter Milan are monitoring the situation of England centre-back Chris Smalling. The 33-year-old has been offered a two-year contract renewal by Roma on a reduced salary but also has the option to extend his current deal, which runs out next summer, by a year if he plays a certain number of games. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United expect English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, to leave the club during the January transfer window. (90 Min)

Fosun International, the owners of Wolverhampton Wanderers, are looking for a new investor in the club but have no intention of selling the Premier League side. (Times - subscription required)


Friday, 9 December (all times GMT)

Quarter-final: Croatia v Brazil (15:00) - BBC One

Quarter-final: Netherlands v Argentina (19:00) - BBC One
 

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Gareth Southgate will name an unchanged England side for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final clash with France.
France are reportedly set to name an unchanged side when they play England.
Disgraced tennis star Boris Becker will have to surrender most of his money when he is deported to Germany.
Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane are confident right-back Kyle Walker will perform well when he comes up against Kylian Mbappe against France

DAILY MAIL
Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka on a free transfer, according to reports in Italy.
Atletico Madrid have identified Luis Enrique as their top target to replace Diego Simeone if he waves goodbye to the club, according to reports in Spain.
Barcelona passed on the opportunity to sign Portugal's in-form striker Goncalo Ramos despite advice from super-agent Jorge Mendes, according to reports.
A great World Cup from United States midfielder Weston McKennie could lead to a January transfer move away from Juventus.
England fans can still buy tickets for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against France - but will have to shell out £7,500 for the privilege.

DAILY MIRROR
Everton are exploring a £35m move for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr next month - but the Hornets expect to keep their big guns for a promotion charge.

THE TIMES
Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a warning by the Advertising Standards Authority after two social media posts which plugged products without making clear it is an advert.
Nantes have jumped to the front of the queue to land Rangers star Glen Kamara and are preparing a £6m bid for the Ibrox midfielder.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Harry Kane will deliver the final dressing room speech in the Al-Bayt Stadium changing room before facing France and will tell his team-mates they are ready for World Cup glory.
Nottingham Forest are furious with the Senegal Football Association as fears escalate that Cheikhou Kouyate will miss a significant part of the season.

DAILY STAR
Dana White has heaped praise on the 'hardcore' UFC fans based in the United Kingdom ahead of their London return with Leon Edwards' title defence in early 2023.

THE ATHLETIC
Europe's leading clubs and FIFA have failed to renew the agreement that has existed between them since 2015 over the release of players for international tournaments.

THE GUARDIAN
Former South Africa assistant coach Gary Gold will step down as head coach of the US Eagles, USA Rugby said on Friday, three weeks after the team failed to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

DAILY RECORD
Gent and AEK Athens are on the trail of St Mirren's World Cup star Keanu Baccus.
Celtic have joined Rangers in the fight for Hearts frontman James Wilson and are looking to make a number of raids on other rivals to further boost their academy and development ranks.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Udinese have joined the race to land Hibs star Ryan Porteous.



Arsenal could revive their interest in Juventus' Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, following the knee injury sustained by Gabriel Jesus, 25, on World Cup duty for Brazil. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

However, Juventus would be willing to offer Vlahovic to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal for Portugal midfielder Joao Felix, 23. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Arsenal are an option for Bayern Munich and Germany winger Leroy Sane if the 26-year-old does not sign a contract extension by the start of next season. (Bild - in German)

Barcelona are ready to sign Portugal midfielder and Wolves captain Ruben Neves in January but manager Xavi is not convinced by the 25-year-old's quality. (Sport - in Spanish)

Leicester have put a £60m price tag on England midfielder James Maddison, 26, as they try to price Newcastle out of a move. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid admire former Spain manager Luis Enrique as a potential successor to Diego Simeone - but could face competition from Manchester United for his services. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United will open contract talks with Diogo Dalot, 23, on his return from the World Cup following the right-back's strong displays for Portugal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fiorentina's France forward Randal Kolo Muani, 24, who is valued at £26m, is being tracked by Liverpool, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Real Madrid have approached Benfica over the possible signing of their Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)


Poland midfielder Mateusz Klich, 32, is in talks with Major League Soccer club DC United, coached by Wayne Rooney, over a potential move from Leeds United. (MLS Soccer)

Juventus are ready to sell Weston McKennie, 24, and have valued him at £26m, with Chelsea and Tottenham linked with the USA midfielder. (Calciomercato via Metro)

Inter Milan's Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni, 23, says former manager Antonio Conte tried to sign him for Tottenham in the summer. (Corriere dello Sport via 90 min)

Everton are exploring a £35m move for Watford's Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 24. (Mirror)

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe wants to extend the contract of German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 29, in January. The former Liverpool stopper, who made his debut in a 5-0 friendly win against Al Hilal on Thursday, was signed on a short-term deal in September. (Chronicle Live)

Chelsea will sign Dynamo Moscow and Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan if sporting sanctions and money transfer measures imposed on the 19-year-old's country change. (Nizaar Kinsella via Championat - in Russian)

Nottingham Forest want to sign Union Berlin and Suriname forward Sheraldo Becker, 27, in January. (Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Germany)
 

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THE SUN ON SUNDAY



Barcelona are close to signing Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante on a free transfer, with talks already being held over a contract ahead of him becoming a free agent in the summer.

Manchester United youngster Teden Mengi had to be stretchered off with a potentially serious injury during his side's pre-season friendly defeat against Real Betis.

Nordin Amrabat's brother Sofyan has begged Paris Saint-Germain to sign the Morocco star.



MAIL ON SUNDAY

Juventus and Inter Milan are keen on keeping Chris Smalling in Italy but the former England international remains focused on staying part of Jose Mourinho's squad.

Delighted Morocco fans shut streets in London, Brussels and New York to celebrate their side's World Cup quarter-final win over Portugal.

A flower tribute was placed in the seat at the England vs France World Cup quarter-final which would have been occupied by US sportswriter Grant Wahl, who died on Friday while reporting on the game between Argentina and the Netherlands.

THE ATHLETIC

Several clubs turned down the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer for a small wage contribution, with Manchester United prepared to pay a decent percentage of his salary.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Manchester United have renewed their interest in South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, but now face having to pay Napoli potentially 10-times more than the £3m they could have signed him for from Beijing Sinobo Guoan 18 months ago.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has emerged as a potential target for Saudi club Al-Nassr and he will be free to negotiate a deal in January.

Reports in Italy suggest Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech has priced himself out of a move to AC Milan after increasing his salary demands.


SUNDAY EXPRESS

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez launched a brutal social media attack on Portugal coach Fernando Santos after their World Cup exit at the hands of Morocco.

Tottenham are prepared to meet the £39m release clause of Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro, according to reports in Portugal.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Liverpool lead rivals Everton and Newcastle in the race to sign Sunderland's England youth captain Chris Rigg, who is being dubbed as the "next Jordan Henderson".

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Deposed England head coach Eddie Jones made a surprise return to the touchline on Saturday as he took a mini-rugby session in frosty conditions at Barnes Rugby Club in London.

Hugely-respected New Zealand coach Stephen Fleming is set to become head coach of the Hundred's Southern Brave next summer in a huge coup for the competition.

SUNDAY MAIL

Michael Beale says Connor Goldson could be back in action for Rangers on Thursday, a month ahead of schedule, and has told Glen Kamara he would be better off staying at Ibrox amid speculation over a possible January move.


Barcelona could finalise a deal to sign France midfielder N'Golo Kante, whose contract at Chelsea runs out in the summer, during January depending on the 31-year-old's recovery from a hamstring injury. (Sport)

AC Milan may end their pursuit of Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, because of the Morocco international's wage demands, although the Italian club remain interested in signing 21-year-old Albania striker Armando Broja from the Blues. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Tottenham could look to sign Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij from Inter Milan in January. Atletico Madrid are also interested in the 30-year-old, who will be a free agent in the summer. (Football Insider)

Tottenham, Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are all interested in Brighton's Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 23. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was willing to let Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo leave in August but multiple clubs rejected the chance to sign the 37-year-old, who has now left the Old Trafford club, for £80,000-a-week. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United have renewed their interest in Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae but face competition from Real Madrid for the 26-year-old South Korea international, who has a £38m release clause. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal and Chelsea have both expressed an interest in signing Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 30, from Crystal Palace in the past year. (Teamtalk)

Newcastle are the top candidates to sign Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, 27, from Inter Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea and Liverpool are both interested in signing Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 24, from Championship side Sheffield United. (Jeunesfooteux - in French)

Juventus have joined Inter Milan in monitoring the situation of 33-year-old English centre-back Chris Smalling, who could be out of contract at Roma in the summer if he does not accept a proposal to renew or take up an option to extend his deal at the Italian club. (Sky Sports Italia - in Italian)

Sevilla are interested in 22-year-old Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who is impressing for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund do not want to sell Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier in January, with Barcelona interested in the 31-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro, 28, is likely to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Ruhr Nachrichten - in German)

Bayer Leverkusen director Simon Rolfes says the club are "very relaxed" about the future of Dutch defender Jeremie Frimpong, who has been linked with Manchester United, as the 22-year-old is under contract until 2025. (Sky Deutschland, via Manchester Evening News)
 

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Paris St-Germain are willing to make 25-year-old England striker Marcus Rashford, whose contract with Manchester United runs out in the summer, one of football's best-paid players. (Mirror)

Manager Erik ten Hag says Manchester United will exercise an option to extend the deals of Rashford and 23-year-old Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot until 2024. (Metro)

The Brazilian Football Federation plans to ask Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola if he would be interested in becoming national team manager at the end of the season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have submitted offers for 20-year-old RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, while Bayern Munich are also interested. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Juventus are prepared to let three players leave in order to fund a move for Chelsea's 23-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount. (CalcioMercato via Mail)

Liverpool are in the running to sign 27-year-old Napoli and Mexico forward Hirving Lozano in January. (Mirror)

Portugal striker Joao Felix's agent, who has already held talks with Chelsea and Manchester United, hopes to speak to Aston Villa and Newcastle United about their interest in the 23-year-old Atletico Madrid forward. (Mirror)

Arsenal have joined the list of clubs, which also includes PSG, who are keen on Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are also keen on Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, but the asking price for him and Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix could be too high. (Football London)

Juventus could look to sign Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, and let 27-year-old France international Adrien Rabiot, 28-year-old Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes and American Weston McKennie, 24, leave to raise funds. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Benfica president Rui Costa says they will not allow any key players - including 21-year-old Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos, who has been linked with Manchester United - to leave unless their buyout clauses are met.(Mirror)

Newcastle are hoping to sign 24-year-old United States forward Christian Pulisic, while Arsenal and Manchester United are also monitoring the situation.(Mirror)

Newcastle will allow 29-year-old English centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, Northern Ireland left-back Jamal Lewis, 24, and Scottish wingers Matt Ritchie, 33, and Ryan Fraser, 28, to leave in January. (Football Insider)

Metz and Mali midfielder Boubacar Traore, 21, is expected to meet the clauses in his loan move to Wolves to turn it into a permanent £9.5m switch during the second half of the season. (Express & Star)
 

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Reports that Enzo Fernandez is set to join Liverpool.

Super agent Jorge Mendes wants his client Joao Felix to leave Atletico Madrid to join up with Unai Emery at Aston Villa but Arsenal are also interested (Athletic, Mail).

Liverpool have reportedly offered a pre-contract deal to Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez (Star, Mirror).

Meanwhile, Fabinho's wife has laughed about speculation linking him with an Anfield exit (Express).

Chelsea could step up their bid to sign AC Milan winger Rafael Leao in January after he reportedly told the club he won't extend his contract (Express).

The Blues may also increase the speed of their pursuit of Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko after Armando Broja suffered a bad injury on Sunday (Athletic).

Arsenal could still move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhalo Mudryk in January despite potentially needing a striker instead following Gabriel Jesus' knee surgery.

The Gunners are also considering recalling Folarin Balogun from a loan spell at Ligue 1 club Reims (Sun).

The FA are open to appointing a foreign England manager should Gareth Southgate step down, with Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel interested (Telegraph).

Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers is another potential candidate who interested the FA (Star, Mirror).

Brazil want Carlo Ancelotti to take over from Tite, with the Italian reportedly interested having held informal talks in October (Sun).

Europe's top clubs have rejected a proposal from FIFA to launch a new Club World Cup in the summer of 2025 (Mail).

Amazon are still interested in buying Manchester United but consider the £7bn valuation as unrealistic (Mirror).

Erik ten Hag has praised Harry Maguire and challenged him to bring his England form back to Manchester United (Times).

Brighton are expected to make striker Dennis Undav available for loan in January, with Rangers a potential destination - Michael Beale tried to sign him for QPR in the summer (Daily Record).

Cho Gue-sung could leave Celtic in January with numerous European clubs interested as he searches for more regular game time (Daily Record).



Arsenal have become favourites to sign Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, from Atletico Madrid in January, ahead of Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and Aston Villa. (Marca - in Spanish)

There is a "good chance" Arsenal will be able to sign Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in January, for less than the £86m Shakhtar Donetsk previously wanted for the 21-year-old. (Athletic)

Liverpool have an agreement in principle with Benfica to sign 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (La Capital - in Spanish)

Fernandez is an alternative for Real Madrid if they cannot sign their main target, 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, from Borussia Dortmund for next season. (Sport - in Spanish)

The Football Association want Gareth Southgate to continue as England manager, despite gauging former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's interest in the job before the World Cup. (Bild - in German)

The FA will consider foreign candidates if Southgate stands down as England manager. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The FA see Leicester City's Northern Irish boss Brendan Rodgers as a leading candidate - but not Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard. (Star)

Brazil want Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Tite as coach following their World Cup exit, and informally approached the Real Madrid boss in October. (UOL Esporte - in Portuguese)

Leicester City are braced for Arsenal to make a final attempt to sign Youri Tielemans next month before the Belgium midfielder, 25, becomes a free agent in the summer. (Mirror)

Chelsea have opened talks to sign Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in July. (Nicolo Schira)

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, from Barcelona. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

AC Milan are in talks with Chelsea and Manchester United target Rafael Leao about a contract extension, and are "calm" about whether the Portugal forward, 23, will sign a new deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Goal)

Manchester United will activate contract options for former Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, England left-back Luke Shaw, 27, and Brazil midfielder Fred, 29, as well as England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23. (Manchester Evening News)

Leeds United are plotting a January move for PSV Eindhoven's Germany left-back Philipp Max, 29. (Football Insider)

Wilfried Zaha, 30, looks likely to leave Crystal Palace on a free transfer when the Ivory Coast forward's contract expires next summer. (Fabrizio Romano, via CaughtOffside)

Sevilla want Isco to leave in January, just five months after signing the former Spain midfielder, 30, from Real Madrid. (Marca - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are closing in on a deal to sign Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25, on a free transfer from RB Leipzig next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham Hotspur are set for fresh talks with manager Antonio Conte this week over a new long-term contract for the Italian. (Athletic)

Former Barcelona and Roma boss Luis Enrique wants to return to a club job after leaving his role as Spain coach. (Sport - in Spanish)

Ex-Tottenham and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has told friends he is keen on the Chelsea job, if it were to become available. (Football Insider)

Amazon are the latest company to be linked with buying Manchester United - but the Glazers' asking price of about £7bn is believed to be unrealistic by industry experts. (Mail)

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is interested in bringing Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, 25, and Senegal midfielder Nicolas Jackson, 21, from his former club Villarreal to Villa Park. (Mirror)

PSV Eindhoven director of football Marcel Brands says 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo could be sold in January, but only for a club-record fee. (Goal)

Chelsea target Rafael Leao, 23, is unwilling to renew his contract with AC Milan as the Portugal forward wants more than the reported seven million euros a year the Italian side are offering. (Sky Germany via Football Transfers)
 

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DAILY MIRROR

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, ranked the 10th richest man in the world, would rather buy Arsenal than either of the current Premier League giants up for sale, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Al Nassr boss Rudi Garcia has spoken of his excitement at the possibility of linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Saudi Arabian club were strongly linked with a move.
Manchester United want Benfica starlet Cher Ndour who is out of contract next year.
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to match any offer from another club for midfield target Enzo Fernandez, with a 'pre-agreement' said to be in place.


THE SUN
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has no idea when Jadon Sancho will return to action after a series of heart-to-heart talks with the winger.
Portugal are ready to ask Jose Mourinho to lead them into Euro 2024 and are happy for him to combine the international role with his current job at AS Roma, according to reports in Italy.
Cristiano Ronaldo's relationship with long-time agent Jorge Mendes is deteriorating according to reports in Spain, with potential suitors contacting the high-profile free agent directly over his next move.
Jack Wilshere says the Football Association should go all out for Newcastle boss Eddie Howe if Gareth Southgate decides to step down before Euro 2024.
Former Cardiff City forward Ibrahim Meite has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty of stabbing a love rival in a nightclub row.
Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been forced to temporarily stop playing football due to a heart problem.

DAILY MAIL
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Rafael Leao to stay at AC Milan amid increasingly strong links with a move to Chelsea for the Portugal midfielder.
Karim Benzema looks set to be available for the return of La Liga games after being spotted at Real Madrid's training session on Tuesday, one day before his France team-mates attempt to reach the World Cup final without him.
FIFA has opened books of condolence for three journalists - Roger Pearce, Grant Wahl and Khalid al-Misslam - at all stadiums at the World Cup in Qatar.
Morocco boss Walid Regragui was listening in to a tactics seminar run by Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta just 12 months ago as he now prepares his own team for a World Cup semi-final.
Manchester United will unveil a statue of club legend Jimmy Murphy outside Old Trafford in May.
Veteran ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley left the World Cup early after being snubbed from working on the quarter-finals and being told to work on highlights packages instead.
Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to continue playing for Portugal until at least Euro 2024, according to reports.
Leeds have invited fans to watch them train for the first time in a decade to raise money for charity.
The Belgian Football Association have posted a job advert stating they are looking for new head coach who 'knows how to win' following the departure of Roberto Martinez.

THE GUARDIAN
World Rugby is in a state of crisis after vice-chairman Bernard Laporte was found guilty on charges of corruption and handed a suspended prison sentence as well as being banned from all rugby activity for two years.
The former Premier League defender Phil Bardsley has donated his entire salary to charity after signing for Stockport until the end of the season.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Leicester Tigers are demanding £1m to release England head coach candidate Steve Borthwick from his contract after secretly extending his deal when they won last season's Premiership title.
Paris will mobilise 2,000 police officers across the city to try and stop any trouble when France and Morocco meet in the second World Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening.

L'EQUIPE
Leicester City are ready to make an offer which could be more than £40m for Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who currently plays in France for Angers and has been linked with Barcelona.
Eden Hazard is reported to be "very interested" in continuing his career in the United States but will not look to leave Real Madrid until the summer of 2023.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United are pressing on with plans to target Porto's Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa despite some less-than-convincing displays at the World Cup in Qatar.

DAILY STAR
Erik ten Hag says Manchester United are preparing to offer contract extensions to five players whose deals are set to expire in the next few months - David de Gea, Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw and Fred.
Emmanuel Petit says Arsenal should target one of Wilfried Zaha, Allan Saint-Maximin or Christian Pulisic in January as they look to replace injured Gabriel Jesus.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis could be offered a life-changing move to Saudi Arabia after contract talks stalled.
Lee Johnson is convinced Ryan Porteous can be a £20m star if he heads south next month.
Ally McCoist will be part of ITV's commentary team for the World Cup final, after wowing fans again during Argentina's semi-final clash vs Croatia.
St Johnstone are plotting a January move for Queen of the South striker Ruari Paton, whose contract comes to an end in the summer.

DAILY RECORD
Former Celtic star Moussa Dembele's hopes of landing a money-spinning move to the English Premier League have been boosted due to his stint with Fulham as a teenager.
Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack has pledged the club will no longer be suckered into losing their top players for free or at a knockdown price.
Peter Leven is keen on a return to MK Dons to become their next manager - the Scotsman was a player at the League One club from 2008 to 2011 and most recently helped Orenburg secure promotion to the Russian Premier League.


Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, is a long-term target for Liverpool but they are also planning a January move for a lower-profile midfielder with the potential to become a first-team regular. (Football Insider)

After watching his performances in the World Cup, Real Madrid now feel it would be "worth the effort" to pursue a summer deal for Bellingham while Liverpool close in on a move for Benfica's Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, is no longer on Real Madrid's list of future targets with Brazilian forward Endrick, 16, having agreed to join them from Palmeiras in 2024. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona have not yet held any negotiations with Lionel Messi about the Argentina forward, 35, returning to the club when his contract with Paris St-Germain ends in the summer. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Tension is growing between Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, and his agent Jorge Mendes as the uncertainty over the Portugal forward's future continues after his departure from Manchester United. (AS - in Spanish)

Al Nassr coach Rudi Garcia would welcome the chance to work with Ronaldo after the Saudi Arabian club's reported interest in signing him, and the Spaniard says he was "very close" to succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United last year. (AS - in Spanish)

Ronaldo will not retire from international football after Portugal's World Cup exit, even if Fernando Santos remains as coach. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese)

Roma coach Jose Mourinho is at the top of Portugal's list of candidates to succeed Santos as national team coach. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham are interested in signing Wilfried Zaha, 30, on a free transfer when the Ivory Coast forward's contract expires at Crystal Palace in the summer. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are prepared to sign a new striker in January and discussed the possibility even before their Albania striker Armando Broja, 21, suffered a serious knee injury. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are yet to follow Chelsea in registering any interest with AC Milan in their Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (Manchester Evening News)

Centre-back Luizao has arrived in England for a medical with West Ham but he is not the only 20-year-old Brazilian the Hammers hope to sign from Sao Paulo as they have also begun talks over a deal for defensive midfielder Pablo Maia. (90min)

Fulham have shown interest in signing Netherlands right-back Rick Karsdorp, 27, on loan from Roma with an obligation to buy upon reaching certain conditions. (Nicolo Schira)

Barcelona see Boca Juniors' Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, 21, as a potential replacement for long-serving captain Sergio Busquets, 34. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich held talks with Dinamo Zagreb about Croatia's World Cup goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, 27, but have decided to look elsewhere for a replacement for Manuel Neuer, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season. (Sky Sport Germany)

Rangers have agreed a new four-year contract with Leon King after the Scottish centre-back, 18, received multiple offers from Premier League clubs including Leeds United. (Football Insider)

Leeds United are closing in on the signing of English midfielder George Hall, 18, from Birmingham City in January. (Teamtalk)
 

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DAILY STAR

Cristiano Ronaldo could be on for an instant return to the Premier League with Chelsea reportedly set to perform a transfer U-turn.
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag says it is 'time to move on' following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo


THE SUN
Manchester United are set to enquire about Goncalo Ramos' availability after the 2022 World Cup, reports suggest.
Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia has revealed he would be "delighted" to coach Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea will not be able to recall Romelu Lukaku in the January transfer window despite their current injury crisis.
Arsenal are in a bidding war with Newcastle and a number of other Premier League clubs over top target Mykhaylo Mudryk.
Chelsea and Tottenham are eyeing a raid on cash-strapped Italian giants Juventus for USA World Cup star Weston McKennie, according to reports.
France team staff members are allegedly blaming England for Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano catching flu.
Reiss Nelson is hoping to sign a new deal to extend his stay at Arsenal.
Arsenal and Tottenham are on red alert with summer transfer target Isco put up for sale by Sevilla after just six months, a report claims.
Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in Sevilla and Morocco keeper Bono following his sensational World Cup displays.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to expand his already-bulging business portfolio with a new real estate project in his native Madeira.
Lionel Messi has been labelled as the "best player in history" by Luka Modric.

THE TIMES
Manchester City stand to receive about £4.5m from FIFA for their 16 players involved at the World Cup in Qatar - the most of any club in the world.
Argentina's players celebrated their World Cup semi-final win over Croatia by singing a song that insults the English and references the Falklands War.
Cristiano Ronaldo has begun training at his former club Real Madrid after making a personal plea for help to the president, Florentino Pérez, while he looks for a new club.
Chelsea face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund's latest attacking talent, Youssoufa Moukoko, but interested clubs will have to convince the 18-year-old German that he will not be signed to sit on the bench.
New manager Michael Beale made a deliberate point of talking down Rangers' title prospects as he acknowledged how powerful Celtic look at the top of the cinch Premiership.

DAILY MAIL
Manchester United have told manager Erik ten Hag that an Old Trafford takeover would give him greater spending power to put the club back at the top of English football.
England players hatched an improvised plan led by captain Harry Kane to fulfil their vow of taking a knee at the World Cup due to complications caused by FIFA's kick-off protocols.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing a 'final attempt' to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City this January.
Portugal star Joao Felix is being offered to Premier League clubs as he seeks an escape route from Atletico Madrid in January.
Chelsea have reportedly made an offer for Borussia Dortmund starlet Youssoufa Moukoko - in an attempt to beat Barcelona to the signing of the forward.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos is set to be sacked after their World Cup quarter-final exit, with Lille manager Paulo Fonseca the frontrunner to replace him.
Lee Carsley is reportedly being backed as the 'long-term successor' to take over from Stephen Kenny as the next Republic of Ireland manager.

DAILY MIRROR
Germany and Real Madrid legend Toni Kroos has named former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker as his preferred candidate to take on the vacant national team technical director role.

THE ATHLETIC
Shakhtar Donetsk intend to argue that FIFA breached Ukrainian law, Swiss law and European Union competition law when the Ukrainian club's £43m legal case against world football's governing body is heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland next week.
Several clubs have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk CEO Sergei Palkin over the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Gareth Southgate is not expected to announce whether or not he will stay on as England manager before the New Year.
Sam Allardyce believes the quality of the England squad may be enough to tempt Gareth Southgate to stay on, but does not think the FA should look abroad for a new manager in case Southgate does decide to leave.
The future of the European Super League reaches a crucial tipping point on Thursday with the legal challenge to UEFA's so-called monopoly on club competition in part being funded by the millions of euros originally invested in the project by the Premier League's "big six".

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has 'directly asked' for the signing of Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries, according to reports in Italy.
Arsenal are set for a clearer path to the potential signing of Joao Felix than first expected.

DAILY RECORD
Jermain Defoe is set to pull on the Rangers jersey one more time as part of a star-studded Ibrox heroes XI that will face a legends team.
Connor Ronan looks set to leave Wolves in January with the club likely to sanction a loan move for the midfielder, with the Republic of Ireland international a long-term target for Aberdeen and Hibs.

SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic have been namechecked as one of the many teams after Real Valladolid starlet Ivan Fresnada.
Michael Beale still hopes Rangers can keep Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent.


Manchester United are set to make an enquiry about the availability of Benfica's Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos, 21, although manager Erik ten Hag has been told it is not certain a striker will arrive in January. (ESPN)

Chelsea are not looking to bring forward their plans to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig in the summer, despite the season-ending injury suffered by their Albania striker Armando Broja, 21. (Fabrizio Romano, via CaughtOffside)

There is a "very real possibility" Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, will leave Juventus in 2023, with a January exit not being ruled out. Chelsea are among the clubs who are in contact with his agent. (Ben Jacobs, Twitter)

Chelsea face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko, but interested clubs will have to convince the Germany striker, 18, that he will not be signed to sit on the bench. (Times)

Borussia Dortmund hope Moukoko's relationship with coach Edin Terzic will help convince the forward, who is out of contract next summer, to sign a new deal in December because English and Spanish clubs are ready to move when the January transfer window opens. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Real Madrid are interested in signing Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, from PSV Eindhoven to succeed France striker Karim Benzema, 34. (AS - in Spanish)

England manager Gareth Southgate is expected to hold talks with the Football Association in early 2023 and will be asked to make a quick decision about his future as he considers whether to stay on in his role. (Mail)

Leicester City could be willing to pay as much as 45m euros (£38.7m) to sign Azzedine Ounahi from Angers, although Barcelona have also been watching the Morocco midfielder, 22. (L'Equipe - in French)

Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, says he is "proud" to be linked with a number of high-profile clubs following his performances at the 2022 World Cup but has respect for current club Fiorentina. (90 Min)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, is being offered to Premier League clubs as he seeks to leave Atletico Madrid in January, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Aston Villa potential destinations. (Mail)

Manchester United and Arsenal seem the most likely options for Felix, with Atletico willing to listen to offers of more than 100m euros (£85.9m). (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been promised massive funds to rebuild his squad - despite plans by the Glazer family to sell the club. (Sun)

Manchester United are working on signing Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, from Inter Milan, which could open the door for Barcelona to sign United's Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are looking at a number of right-backs but a move for any of them would depend on English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, leaving the Old Trafford club. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez, 21, will not be leaving Benfica unless an interested party meets the Argentina midfielder's release clause of 120m euros (£103.2m). (90min)

Fulham want to sign Arsenal's Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31, in January. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal will attempt to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City in January, but believe a move in the summer, when the 25-year-old Belgium midfielder is out of contract, is most likely. (90min)

Brazilian defender Luizao, 20, has arrived in England for a medical and will sign for West Ham from January when his deal with Sao Paulo runs out. (Mail)

Ajax have agreed to let Netherlands defender Daley Blind, 32, leave the club on a free transfer in January. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 19, has agreed to sign a four-year contract extension at Juventus, with his current deal set to expire in the summer. (Gianluca di Marzio)

Barcelona are interested in Boca Juniors' Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, but Ajax and Benfica have also been in talks over signing the 21-year-old, who could be available for 15m euros (£12.9m). (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are in negotiations about the early return of German goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, 26, from his loan spell at Monaco, rather than making a new signing to replace the injured Manuel Neuer. (Sky Sport Germany)

Jefferson Lerma has rejected multiple new contract offers at Bournemouth so the Colombia midfielder, 28, could leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (Football Insider)
 

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DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City are reportedly willing to increase their offer for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol to £110 million.
Everton are keen on a move for Villarreal and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia after he impressed at the Qatar World Cup.
Bruno Fernandes has paid tribute to departing Portugal manager Fernando Santos after the veteran boss was sacked this week.
Paulo Fonseca has emerged as a possible candidate to take over as the next Portugal boss.
Chelsea prospect Cesare Casadei is one Blues youngster who could be set for a loan move in the January transfer window.

THE SUN
Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, according to reports.
Arsene Wenger has been "brainwashed" into making "stupid statements" since joining Fifa, according to Norway manager Stale Solbakken.
Lionel Messi in the World Cup final is a wonderful moment for football and Argentina will be playing for him, says Pablo Zabaleta.
Dele Alli's time in Turkey is showing no signs of improving as he is performing "below expectations" at Besiktas.
Arsenal are on red alert after being informed that Sevilla are keen to get rid of playmaker Isco after he was reduced to a fringe role with the Liga side.
Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Brighton might be cheering on France in Sunday's World Cup final with Argentina's players expected to head to Buenos Aires for celebrations if they secure the Jules Rimet trophy and possibly not back to recover in time for the Premier League's restart.
Portugal great Maniche says Jose Mourinho would be the ideal candidate to take over from Fernando Santos as the country's national team manager.

DAILY MAIL
Cody Gakpo remains Manchester United's prime target for January if they can agree a fee but PSV want a club record of over £40million.
Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing developments on the future of Sofyan Amrabat.
Leicester, Wolves and West Ham are interested in Azzedine Ounahi after he caught the eye for Morocco.
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate the 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina on Sunday afternoon.
Sevilla have reportedly placed a £26 million price tag on goalkeeper Yassine Bounou following his heroic performances at the World Cup for semi-finalists Morocco.
Real Madrid will reportedly not stand in the way of Karim Benzema flying to Qatar to feature for France in the 2022 World Cup final amid speculation he could still be called upon.
Antonio Conte would 'think ten times' before making a decision over whether to return to Juventus as the Serie A club's manager.
Manchester City duo Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have reunited in training, in what will be a sight that sparks fears into their Premier League rivals.
Dave the Cat is reportedly set to be the subject of a tug-of-war between several England stars who are bidding to take home the stray after he became the Three Lions' mascot in Qatar.
Jesse Lingard has admitted that he feels "misunderstood at times'" and insists that he "loves training and football"- despite accusations that he is distracted by his off-field interests.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Republic of Ireland women's team manager Vera Pauw has been accused of "weight shaming" by former players at the American club she managed in 2018, but Pauw has denied remarking on players' appearances or tracking their weight while at Houston Dash.
Manchester United are busily seeking a new shirt sponsor after agreeing to terminate their deal with TeamViewer, the German company whose investors had put them under pressure to do so after accusing them of "appalling judgment" in signing the five-year deal. They will remain on United's shirts until a new sponsor is found.
Saudi Arabia is plotting an audacious bid to host the World Cup and Olympics in the same decade, with an effort to secure rights to the 2030 World Cup rated "all but certain", potentially alongside Egypt and Greece.
Chelsea are set to put the finishing touches on a contract with Christopher Vivell, who will become their new technical director.

DAILY STAR
Significant Premier League interest in Borussia Dortmund's next big talent - Youssoufa Moukoko - could come to nothing now that Barcelona have shown an interest in the teenager.

THE TIMES
Worcester's return to rugby union has been plunged into doubt after the RFU rejected their rescue plan over concerns about the consortium's ability to fund the club and deliver on their business plan.
Lord Coe says Kenya's commitment of more than £18m to fight doping in athletics in the country enabled them to avoid a blanket ban like the one previously handed out to Russia.

DAILY RECORD
Hearts say they will not allow clubs from England to "take the mickey" out of them over Australia star Kye Rowles, who Tynecastle supremo Andrew McKinlay says will not be allowed to leave for anything but "mind-boggling" money.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers are interested in a £500,000 move for Angola starlet Benedito Mambuene Mukendi, who currently plays in the Portuguese second tier for Trofense.



Chelsea are on the verge of signing Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana, 19, from Norwegian club Molde for more than 10m euros. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Arsenal are among several clubs in talks over a deal for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk but Shakhtar Donetsk insist their president will decide the 21-year-old's future - once they receive any formal offers. (Mail)

Liverpool would have to pay 150m euros (£130m) for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and around 100m euros (£87m) for Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Meanwhile, Manchester City's future transfer plans involve trying to sign Bellingham and Arsenal and England winger Bukayo Saka, 21. (90min)

The agency that represents Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, wants the the Morocco international to join Liverpool. (Soccernews)

Tottenham are ready to step up their efforts to try to sign Amrabat, with Fiorentina wanting at least £50m to sell him during the January transfer window. (La Repubblica, via Mail)

Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, who has been offered to Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United, wants to play for Paris St-Germain. (Gianluca di Marzio via Soccernews)

Chelsea were also offered the chance to sign Felix for £86m and he could be an option for the Blues, along with Atletico Madrid and the Brazil striker Matheus Cunha, 23, and Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28. (Evening Standard)


Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is close to signing a new contract with Borussia Dortmund despite interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool. (Ruhr Nachrichten via Metro)

Manchester United and Newcastle face competition from Real Madrid for PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23. (Mirror)

Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is out of contract in the summer and, despite offers from the Premier League, the 27-year-old France international would prefer a move to Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea are going to "push again" to try and sign AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, as manager Graham Potter looks to replace injured Albania forward Armando Broja, 21. (Givemesport)

Everton remain in a strong position to sign Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus after the 22-year-old's impressive World Cup campaign for Ghana. (Sky Sports via Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are moving on to other right-back targets after it became clear they have no chance of persuading Middlesbrough to sell English wing-back Isaiah Jones, 23. (Football League World)

Sevilla have reportedly placed a £26m price tag on 31-year-old goalkeeper Yassine Bounou following his performances at the World Cup for semi-finalists Morocco. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Napoli and South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26, who is a transfer target for Manchester United and Tottenham, says he is "disturbed" by potential links to the Premier League. (Mail)

Following Uefa and Fifa receiving significant backing in their battle to block the creation of a European Super League, confidence among potential Liverpool investors has increased and the club's takeover price has also risen. (Football Insider)
 

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DAILY TELEGRAPH


Manchester United are planning a €50m (£43.1m) bid for Cody Gakpo once the January transfer window opens.

Louis van Gaal says Cody Gakpo has everything it takes after the Netherlands forward scored for the third consecutive game in the World Cup.

Gareth Southgate has sparked positivity within the Football Association that he will decide to stay on as England manager and save them from a potential backlash over the search for a successor.


DAILY MAIL

Cristiano Ronaldo has left Spain after two days training with Real Madrid to head to Dubai.

David Datro Fofana revealed just six months ago that Chelsea is his dream club, with the player now edging closer to a January move to Stamford Bridge from Molde.


DAILY MIRROR

Former Man Utd and current France midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly been banned from attending the World Cup final despite plans being put in place to fly over.

Karim Benzema has hinted he has no intentions of returning to the France squad for the World Cup final - despite recovering from his injury.

Kylian Mbappe's 15-year-old brother Ethan made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain's first team in a mid-season friendly against Paris FC on Friday.

Clive Tyldesley was "bitterly disappointed" to be overlooked by ITV for the latter stages of their live World Cup coverage but insists there was no falling out with the channel's bosses.


THE SUN

English referee Anthony Taylor has reportedly been blocked from refereeing the World Cup final between Argentina and France - because of ill-feeling over the Falkland Islands.

FIFA has blocked Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky from giving a World Cup final message - as Gianni Infantino said the pitch must never be a place for protests.

Manchester United are ready to enter the race to sign Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic.

Newcastle have identified Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as a major transfer target.


THE TIMES

Wolves want to bring in up to six new players in the January transfer window, with the club's new manager Julen Lopetegui indicating he wants to add more British players to the squad.

David Dein, one of the driving forces behind the formation and growth of the Premier League, voiced his relief that the European Super League was all but seen off yesterday, but warned that the promotion and relegation structure of the English pyramid must be "protected" from American owners.


DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United tabled a bid to bring youth prodigy Kendry Paez to Old Trafford earlier this year.

Arsenal transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is now open to joining the Gunners.


DAILY RECORD

Robbie Neilson insists Kye Rowles wants to stay at Hearts - and will be an even better player for his World Cup experience.

Reports in South Korea suggest the options are narrowing for striker Cho Gue-Sung as he sets out his priorities to clubs, with Celtic one of just two clubs to make the grade.


THE SCOTTISH SUN

Malik Tillman is ready to commit his long-term future to Rangers, less than halfway through his season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

Ange Postecoglou is unhappy with Celtic's Scott Robertson after he revealed to the press that he's leaving the club.


Manchester United are considering a move for Atletico Madrid's 31-year-old forward Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup winner with France in 2018 and finalist in 2022. (Mediafoot - in French)

Real Madrid have joined the race to sign 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, who has been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle. (Mirror)

Manchester United want to sign Gakpo, who scored three goals at the 2022 World Cup, in January as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Wolves are trying to sign five-time Champions League winner Isco from Sevilla. The 30-year-old former Real Madrid midfielder - capped 38 times by Spain - is also wanted by Juventus, Napoli and Aston Villa. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

It could be a busy January transfer window for Wolves, who want to bring in up to six new players when it opens. The club's new Spanish manager Julen Lopetegui has indicated he wants to add more British players to the squad. (Times - subscription required)

Wolves want to sign Manchester United's English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25. (Express & Star)

Reported Liverpool and Tottenham transfer target Sofyan Amrabat, 26, has "woken up" top clubs around Europe with his displays for Morocco at the World Cup, according to the Fiorentina midfielder's brother. (De Telegraaf, via Talksport)

Everton will join the race to sign Ajax's Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 22, in the January transfer window. (Ekrem Konur on Twitter)

Napoli's £50m-rated Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 21, has emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United. (Times - subscription required)

Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, has expressed a desire to join Barcelona. (Sport)

Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, could be getting ready to announce his retirement, says Patrice Evra, who played with the Portugal forward at Manchester United. Ronaldo is without a club after leaving United in November. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are all interested in Birmingham City midfielder Jobe Bellingham, the 17-year-old younger brother of England midfielder Jude. (Teamtalk)

Leicester, Wolves and West Ham are among sides interested in 22-year-old Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi after he caught the eye at the World Cup. Ounahi plays in Ligue 1 for Angers. (Sky Sports)

USA midfielder Malik Tillman, 20, has hinted he is keen to stay at Rangers on a permanent contract if the club can agree a deal with Bayern Munich next summer. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid are interested in Cruzeiro's 17-year-old Brazilian striker Vitor Roque but they face competition from Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Chelsea. (AS - in Spanish)

Ethan Mbappe, the 15-year-old younger brother of France's Kylian, made his debut for Paris St-Germain's senior side in a 2-1 friendly win against Paris FC on Friday. (Athletic)

Manchester United have had a bid rejected by Independiente del Valle for 15-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Kendry Paez. (Ole - in Spanish)

Christopher Vivell, 35, will be the new technical director at Chelsea after leaving RB Leipzig in October. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)
 

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Manchester United are planning a near £200m double signing next summer to bring in Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25. (Sun)

Liverpool are growing increasingly confident they will win the race to sign Bellingham. (Mirror)

Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig and France striker Christopher Nkunku and the 25-year-old will officially join the club in July 2023. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Gareth Southgate has decided to stay on as England manager, having reflected on his future following the World Cup quarter-final defeat by France. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Eddie Howe, 45, also says he wants Southgate, 52, to remain England manager - despite speculation the Newcastle boss could be in line to replace him. (Chronicle)

Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea target Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is not close to signing a new contract at Borussia Dortmund, the Germany striker's agent has confirmed. (Sky Germany, via Liverpool Echo)

Angers chairman Said Chabane has said the French Ligue 1 club is resigned to losing Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, 22, in January, with Leicester, Leeds United and West Ham reportedly interested. (Talksport)

Chelsea are planning to put pressure on Real Madrid in the battle to sign RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, by making a move for him in January. (Mirror)

Liverpool and Everton have joined Leeds in monitoring developments with Birmingham City's English midfielder George Hall, 18. (Mail)

England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, will become the highest earner at Manchester United - if he agrees to sign a new long-term contract. (Star)

Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, could leave Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer as the club considers not activating a clause to extend his contract for a further 12 months. (Sky Germany, via Sun)

USA midfielder Christian Pulisic, 24, said "things change quickly and anything can happen" after being linked with a move from Chelsea to Manchester United. (Indirect Podcast, via Metro)

Manchester United have been handed a boost as Borussia Monchengladbach are prepared to sell France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, for 12m euros (£10.5m) in January. (Bild - in German)

Everton are one of four clubs interested in Atletico Madrid and Brazil forward Matheus Cunha, 23, after terminating 33-year-old Venezuela international Salomon Rondon's contract. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, shared a video of himself training in a private gym as the Portugal forward continues his search for a new club following his departure from Manchester United. (Mail)

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 35, who is a free agent after leading boyhood club Nacional to the title in his home country of Uruguay, is wanted by Mexican side Cruz Azul. (AS)

Zinedine Zidane, 50, will not attend the World Cup final because he "doesn't want to steal the limelight" from former France team-mate Didier Deschamps, 54, amid speculation he is set to replace him as Les Bleus manager in 2023. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho, 59, is "considering soundings" from the Portugal Football Federation over the country's vacant head coach role, but is unsure whether he wants to leave club management. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, 51, says his side will have "four or five senior players available" for Thursday's EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Liverpool. (Mail)

Shortly after announcing his international retirement, Spain's Sergio Busquets has decided to leave Barcelona at the end of the season and the 34-year-old midfielder could join MLS side Inter Miami. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace co-owner John Textor is ready to complete a takeover of French club Lyon this week. (Sun)
 

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THE TIMES


Gareth Southgate changed his mind about staying on as England manager for Euro 2024 after being overwhelmed by the support of his staff, players and the Football Association.
Manchester United will consider a move for Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus in January even though they remain interested in adding Jude Bellingham to an already crowded engine-room roster next summer.
Vincent Kompany admitted he will feel offended if he is not on the receiving end of some good-natured "stick" from Manchester United fans on Wednesday.


THE ATHLETIC

Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has held talks with prospective buyers for the club during a trip to the World Cup, with interested parties coming from the host nation Qatar and Saudi Arabia.


DAILY MAIL
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal's January transfer plans will not be changed by Reiss Nelson's apparent hamstring injury suffered against Juventus on Saturday.
Newcastle United are thinking about possible loan destinations for highly-rated teenage midfielder Jay Turner-Cook in January.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has drawn criticism from animal rights charities after he was pictured playing tug-of-war with a tiger cub on a visit to a private exotic farm while on holiday in Dubai.
Chelsea have made an offer to acquire a £50m portion of land next to Stamford Bridge as the club's owner Todd Boehly continues his push to upgrade the club's home stadium.
England are still unsure whether Jonny Bairstow will be available for the two-Test series against New Zealand in February as he continues his recovery from a broken leg.


MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
West Ham are keen on a loan deal with Manchester United for out-of-favour full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has played only four minutes under Erik ten Hag this season.

THE SUN
Chelsea are looking to beat both Real Madrid and Manchester City to the signing of Josko Gvardiol by launching a £45m move next month.
Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram during the January transfer window.
Liverpool and Everton are set to do battle over Birmingham teenager George Hall who has been compared to Jude Bellingham.
Riot cops tear gassed fans in France as clashes erupted across the country after Argentina's sensational World Cup win.
Karim Benzema has reportedly cut off all contact with the French national team.

DAILY MIRROR
Emiliano Martinez revelled in Kylian Mbappe's despair during Argentina's celebrations after the World Cup final - less than an hour after comforting the France superstar on the pitch.
Declan Rice showed his commitment to the West Ham cause this season by turning up to watch the weekend friendly with Fulham.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Bath are set to sign Scotland star Finn Russell on a deal worth £1m per year, which would make him one of the highest-paid players in Premiership history, and are also closing on a deal with South Africa prop Thomas du Toit.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic's interest in Tunisia midfielder Aissa Laidouni could bear fruit in January after Ferencvaros president Gabor Kubatov admitted the Hungarian club might be ready to cash in on him after a series of fine displays at the World Cup.
Celtic will have a decision to make over defender Stephen Welsh in the January window - the Scotland U21 star is being tracked by clubs in England, Italy and France and rumours online have also linked Porto with a possible interest.
Ross McCrorie has claimed Michael Beale is one of the best coaches he has worked with in football.
Jim Goodwin refused to confirm interest in Angolan 'Beni' but has insisted it is important Aberdeen do not stand still in the January window.
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has reportedly lined up his first January signing with Yutaro Oda expected to join from Vissel Kobe.

SCOTTISH SUN
One-time Rangers target Nicolas Raskin has effectively confirmed he will leave Standard Liege next month after relations between the club and the player broke down.


Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, has reportedly told Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag he would be happy to move to Old Trafford. (Mirror)

West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester United's English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 24, on loan in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, would prefer to join Liverpool despite interest from Premier League rivals Tottenham. (Foot Mercato via Inside Futbol)

A deal for Amrabat in January is the most likely outcome for Liverpool, as moves for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Benfica and Argentina central midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, are still being worked on. (Team Talk)

Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing 21-year-old Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Sky Sports)

The agent of midfielder Arthur Melo says the 26-year-old Brazilian will be continuing his loan spell at Liverpool and not returning to parent club Juventus in January. (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian)

Barcelona are interested in signing Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, from Borussia Dortmund but are refusing to pay a fee for a player available on a free transfer in June. (Football Transfers)

Chelsea are hoping to beat both Real Madrid and Manchester City to the signing of RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, by making a £45m move in January. (Sun)

Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, during the January transfer window. (Sport Bild via Sun)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is on the hunt for defensive reinforcements in January and is considering a move for Leicester City and Turkey centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, 26. (Team Talk)

PSV Eindhoven manager Ruud van Nistelrooy has admitted he may be powerless to prevent 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo from leaving the club soon. (90min)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot's contract at Juventus runs out in the summer but the Italian club may not let the 27-year-old leave in January with compatriot Paul Pogba, 29, still not ready to return after a knee injury. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij's agent says he expects plenty of offers for the 30-year-old Dutch international, who will be out of contract in the summer. (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian)

Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn says a move for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, would be a "complete disaster" for the Gunners. (Metro)

Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has held talks with potential investors during his trip to Doha for the World Cup, including from Saudi Arabia and Qatar. (Athletic - subscription required)
 

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THE DAILY MAIL

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to hold the World Cup every three years as part of a long-term plan to revolutionise international football.
FIFA are facing questions after celebrity chef Nusret Gokce - better known as Salt Bae - somehow gained access to the pitch at the Lusail Stadium after the World Cup final and was seen touching the iconic trophy.
Erik ten Hag has brought mind coaches into Manchester United to help his players cope with any psychological issues.
Karim Benzema could reverse his decision to retire from international football if Zinedine Zidane takes over from Didier Deschamps as manager of France.
Manchester United technical director Darren Fletcher's twin sons are expected to sign professional contracts across town at Manchester City
Arsenal are interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Matheus Cunha as a temporary replacement for Gabriel Jesus in January, according to a report.
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane is expected to return to club action soon after a report emerged that his injury suffered in the World Cup final isn't serious.
Didier Deschamps has suggested he could continue as France manager until after Euro 2024.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United star Alejandro Garnacho has reportedly been approached by Chelsea, who are keen to take the teenage sensation to Stamford Bridge.

THE SUN
N'Golo Kante wants a pre-contract deal with Barcelona in January as he eyes a free transfer in summer, reports in Spain say.
Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag is using drones to study squad training sessions in a bid to transform the club's fortunes.
Manchester United might have to pay Diogo Costa's £65m release clause to land the Porto 'keeper.
West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka on loan in the January transfer window.

THE TIMES
Eddie Jones says he may have been too nice to England players.
Manchester United have brought in a performance psychologist and have held meetings with the team behind this year's Tour de France winners to give the squad an extra boost.
Everton are looking to finalise new deals for Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi which will secure the long-term futures of two of Frank Lampard's key players.

THE DAILY STAR
Ally Pally new boy Danny Jansen was budding a footballer before a tractor shattered his leg.

DAILY MIRROR
Emiliano Martinez's starring role as Argentina won the World Cup has not gone unnoticed, with Bayern Munich reportedly eyeing a move for the goalkeeper.
Jude Bellingham said "no" when asked by a Manchester United supporter if he's going to complete a summer transfer to Old Trafford.
Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has urged FIFA referees' boss Pierluigi Collina to introduce "real time" into football.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Everton winger Anthony Gordon is close to pledging his immediate future to Goodison Park by signing a new long-term contract.

THE ATHLETIC
Crystal Palace shareholder John Textor completes Lyon takeover.
Southampton have been fined £10,000 and given a suspended six-month ban from recruiting academy players after the Premier League found them guilty of breaking rules when signing a player from another club's academy.
Carlo Ancelotti has distanced himself from reports linking him to the vacancy with the Brazil national team by revealing he plans to stay at Real Madrid until 2024.
Raphael Varane has admitted he "wasn't well" after a virus impacted the France camp ahead of the World Cup final.

THE DAILY RECORD
Momodou Bojang looks set to leave Hibs next month as Lee Johnson steps up his January clearout.
Barcelona are reportedly in the hunt to sign Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic after his World Cup heroics with Croatia.
Rangers boss Michael Beale insists he is keen to keep hold of Ryan Jack.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Hearts hit a major stumbling block in bid to sign 'Japanese Mbappe' Yutaro Oda.
Motherwell have won the race for Sligo Rovers' Shane Blaney.



Everton are close to agreeing a new contract with English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, to stave off interest from Chelsea. (Telegraph - subscription required)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, is pushing for a move to Barcelona when his Chelsea deal ends next summer and is in advanced talks over a pre-contract agreement. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain will open talks with Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, following his World Cup heroics, with his current deal expiring next summer. (RMC via Mail)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30. (MediaFoot - in French)

Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer, 34, is in talks with Bayern Munich over a move after Germany's Manuel Neuer broke his leg. (Goal)

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has distanced himself from the Brazil job, saying he wants to stay with the European champions. (Rai Radio 1 via Mail)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, who turns 24 on Tuesday, could soon announce he will leave PSG at the end of the season, with Real Madrid interested. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona are keen on signing Celtic and Croatia full-back Josip Juranovic, 27, but face competition from Atletico Madrid and Premier League clubs. (Sky Sports)

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has dismissed Newcastle United's chances of signing 21-year-old Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. (Sport Express, via Fabrizio Romano)

Kvaratskhelia has plenty of admirers but says he feels at "home" at Napoli. (Football Italia)

Tottenham Hotspur are considering England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, as a long-term replacement for France's Hugo Lloris, 35. (Football Insider)

Arsenal will open talks with England forward Bukayo Saka, 21, over a new deal in the "coming weeks and months". (Caught Offside)

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could replace fellow Frenchman Didier Deschamps as coach of the France national team in the wake of their World Cup final defeat to Argentina. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Leeds have joined the race to sign Brazil forward Matheus Cunha, 23, with Atletico Madrid preparing to sell. (Goal)

Chelsea are confident they can seal the signing of RB Leipzig and Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 20, despite being aware of rival interest. (90 min)

Benfica are keen on signing Chicago Fire forward Jhon Duran, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United also interested in the 19-year-old Colombia striker. (Record, via Mail)

Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is set to sign a new deal after the Nigeria player agreed the terms of an extended contract. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are also in contention to sign Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old German striker Youssoufa Moukoko in January. (Give Me Sport)

Inter Milan have initiated contact about signing England defender Chris Smalling, 33, on a free transfer when his contract with Roma runs out in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar has yet to respond to Inter Milan about the offer of a contract extension, with the 27-year-old's current deal expiring in June 2023. (Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia)

Inter Milan are considering a move to sign former Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra, 31, when the Argentine's Udinese contract expires. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Former West Ham and QPR defender Anton Ferdinand said he could have signed for Barcelona but ex-Hammers boss Alan Pardew did not allow the move. (TalkSPORT)
 

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Saudi club Al-Nassr expect Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo to complete his move there by the end of the year on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth 200m euros (£174m).

THE SUN
Emiliano Martinez's agent has hinted that his client's future lies away from Aston Villa, amid rumoured interest from Bayern Munich.
France defender Benjamin Pavard "leaked dressing room secrets" and created a "toxic" atmosphere during the World Cup, sensational reports have claimed.
Mexico hero Gulliermo Ochoa looks set to move to Italian side Salernitana, according to reports.
Isco is set to leave Sevilla only four months after signing for the club.
Leicester star Caglar Soyuncu is edging towards a move to Atletico Madrid.


DAILY MAIL
Tottenham's attempts to tie down Antonio Conte before the Premier League resumes next week look set to fail despite offering their Italian manager a £1m-a-year pay rise.
Qatar have held talks about staging a British and Irish Lions Test match in 2025 as part of a major move into rugby.
Adidas have run out of Lionel Messi shirts in Argentina colours following the incredible World Cup triumph over France.
Zinedine Zidane will return to club football if Didier Deschamps stays on as head coach of the French national team, according to reports.
Messi will feature for Argentina at the next World Cup in 2026, according to former national team player Jorge Valdano.
Arsenal are close to agreeing a new contract with Gabriel Martinelli that will see the Brazil international become one of the club's top earners.
Erik ten Hag fears the World Cup has set Manchester United back, and has warned his players not to let their standards slip in the second half of the season.
The agent of Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic has stated 'not to rule anything out' in regards to the striker moving away from the Italian club next month.


THE ATHLETIC
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison will have a scan on his hamstring to assess the extent of the injury he picked up while on international duty with Brazil at the World Cup.

THE TIMES
Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign Andrey Santos, the 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder.
Manchester United have brought in a performance psychologist and have held meetings with the team behind this year's Tour de France winners to give the squad an extra boost.
Manchester United are in talks with David de Gea over a new short-term deal after triggering extensions for four other first-team players.


THE DAILY STAR
The England squad's adopted cat from Qatar has been left in a cast after injuries sustained in a catfight.
Manchester United could be set to swoop in for Cody Gakpo in January - after the Dutchman shined at the World Cup.

THE MIRROR
Enzo Fernandez's preference would reportedly be a move to Liverpool as clubs line up to sign the Benfica star.
Roman Abramovich is planning on making Istanbul his permanent home as he weighs up buying a Turkish club, less than a year after selling Chelsea.

THE TELEGRAPH
Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to hand Antonio Conte a £1m-a-year pay rise to sign a new contract and commit his future to the club.
The Football Association will launch a major clampdown on referee abuse next year amid increasingly toxic behaviour at all levels of the game.
Andy Murray says Lionel Messi has inspired him to put off retirement.
Lionel Messi watched on as Emiliano Martinez held a doll with Kylian Mbappe's face on it during Argentina's World Cup victory homecoming parade.

THE DAILY RECORD
Celtic have revealed their allocation for next month's derby clash with Rangers is limited to 708 tickets.


Saudi club Al Nassr expect Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, to complete his move there by the end of the year. The former Manchester United player will sign a two-and-a-half year deal worth 200 euros (£174m). (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, is set to sign a new deal with the club worth £200,000-a-week. (Mail)

Real Madrid believe they have beaten the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, (Sun)

French champions Paris St-Germain want to tie 35-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi to the club in the next few days. The World Cup winner's contract runs out next summer and he is free to talk to clubs outside of France from 1 January. (Goal)

Brighton's Argentine World Cup-winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 23, is being targeted by Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United will have to pay Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa's £65m release clause if they want to sign the 23-year-old Portugal international at the end of the season. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese)

Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, is likely to stay at German side RB Leipzig this summer with a €110m (£96m) release clause will become active in his contract in 2024. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have shown interest in signing Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, during the January transfer window, according to the sporting director at his current club Shakhtar Donetsk. (Football 365)

Tottenham's attempts to tie down Italian manager Antonio Conte before the Premier League resumes next week look set to fail despite offering their Italian manager a £1m-a-year pay rise. (Mail)

Atletico Madrid are working to find a solution to keep Brazil centre-back Felipe after Wolves made a first approach for the 33-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are prepared to wait a year to sign Leicester and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans on a free transfer but the Gunners could risk losing the 25-year-old because of a pre-contract agreement. (Football London)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has cooled talk the club could sign Argentina's Enzo Fernandez, 21, by saying the Benfica midfielder would be too expensive for him. (Sky Sports)

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, 37, is set to join Italian Serie A side Salernitana on a free transfer after his contract at Club America expired. (Sky Sports Italia - in Italian)

Inter Milan have opened contract talks with Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni over a new deal, with Manchester City and Tottenham interested in the 23-year-old. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, 28, was close to joining Leeds from Udinese before moving to Atletico Madrid. (TalkSPORT)

Blackburn and Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, is likely to stay at Ewood Park this January and keep his options open for a free transfer move in the summer. (Football League World)
 

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Thursday's newspapers...



THE SUN



Real Madrid are ready to spend almost £1bn to bring Kylian Mbappe to the club from Paris Saint-Germain - the total includes a transfer fee of £132m and more than £500m in wages.

Former France forward Louis Saha was full of praise for Kylian Mbappe and believes there is no limit to his ability

Argentina could put Lionel Messi on one of their banknotes as part of plans to celebrate his first World Cup final success.

Thomas Tuchel has left the United Kingdom and is, according to reports in Germany, upping his knowledge of Spanish in preparation for taking on his next role.


DAILY MIRROR

Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff now says midfielder Frenkie de Jong is one of the club's "untouchables" ahead of the January transfer window.


THE TIMES

Tottenham have been warned they could derail the United Kingdom's bid for Euro 2028 if they agree a stadium sponsorship deal with Google, or another company, which will not allow them to take the name off during the tournament.

Paul Farbrace believes Ben Duckett should keep his spot as England opener for the Ashes after a superb return to Test cricket in the one-sided series against Pakistan.

DAILY MAIL

England spinner Adil Rashid felt pressured by Azeem Rafiq into backing racism claims that he does not remember, according to a senior figure at Yorkshire in a signed witness statement provided to the ECB to help their case against Michael Vaughan.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has criticised Gianni Infantino's plans to reform the Club World Cup and expand the World Cup to 48 teams.

Bosses at Eintracht Frankfurt claim to have been offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and joked "he was likely offered to every Champions League club" as the Portugal forward continues to wait on his next club after leaving Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Manchester United is briefly mentioned in the matchday programme ahead of Carabao Cup match against Burnley, but not in manager Erik ten Hag's notes
Arsenal and Tottenham are both showing interest in Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister but appear to be prioritising positions other than midfield, which could leave Atletico Madrid in pole position to make their move.

Leicester City would love to make a move for Angers and Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi if their transfer budget will allow it, but his potential £39m price tag and their interest in also signing Sassuolo's Jeremie Boga could make that tough.

Alice Pignagnoli, a goalkeeper for Italian third tier women's side Lucchese, claims to have been fired after telling the club she was pregnant.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Gallagher Premiership clubs are at risk of "heading for disaster" with their collective net debt amassed over the last six years having reached £300m.

THE GUARDIAN

Mark Wood and Rehan Ahmed are expected to sit out England's Test series with New Zealand in February as management juggle their resources ahead of a busy Ashes and World Cup year - Ahmed could instead head to the Indian Premier League.

DAILY STAR

Olympiakos' B team refused to return to the pitch during their clash with Athens Kallithea in protest at a series of questionable decisions made by the match referee, with the game eventually having to be abandoned. A later statement also criticised Greek referees chief, former PL official Steve Bennett.

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has agreed a one-year contract extension with Paris St-Germain which will keep the 35-year-old with the French champions until summer 2024. (Le Parisien - in French)

PSG will not let France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, leave in January and only sell him in the summer at the right price. (Ben Jacobs, Twitter)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has fuelled talk that Portugal striker Joao Felix, 23, is up for sale by saying "no-one is indispensable" at the club. (Goal)

Arsenal wanted Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez in the summer but the 24-year-old opted instead to reunite with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. (VI via Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have reached an agreement worth £17.5m with Vasco da Gama to sign 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos. (Globo, via Metro)

Tottenham are leading the race to sign 27-year-old Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United are interested in signing 30-year-old Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez, who played a key role in helping Argentina win the World Cup. (Football Insider)

Al-Nassr's offer of a £160m contract to Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is being backed by the Saudi Arabia government. (Ben Jacobs via Express)

German club Eintracht Frankfurt have claimed they were offered the chance to sign Ronaldo by Manchester United before he left Old Trafford. (DAZN, via Mail)

Barcelona manager Xavi has convinced his captain, Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, to remain at the club until the summer, rather than push through a move to a Major League Soccer side in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Leeds United forward Raphinha, who made five appearances for Brazil at the Qatar World Cup, has been tipped for a possible return to the Premier League as the 26-year-old has failed to make an impact in his first season at Barcelona. (Sport)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the "transfer window is an option" as he looks at ways of covering the loss of Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, to a knee injury. (Mirror)

Veteran Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, 37, will land in Italy today before being unveiled as a Salernitana player. (Fabrizio Romano
 

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DAILY EXPRESS


Cristiano Ronaldo's "right-hand man" has reportedly arrived in Saudi Arabia as a lucrative transfer to Al-Nassr edges ever closer.

FIFA is coming under pressure to investigate the behaviour of Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in elongated Argentina celebrations after their World Cup final victory, and also the mockery and alleged racist abuse aimed at France's Kylian Mbappe by Argentina fans.

Liverpool are waiting on Jurgen Klopp to make a decision on the future of Arthur Melo, with the Reds having an option to sign the Brazilian on a permanent basis for a fee in the region of £33m.


DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the clubs keeping tabs on Preston prodigy Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile, who scored five times in an FA Youth Cup tie earlier this season.
Gareth Bale is prepared to play on in MLS for at least another season and is keen to continue his time with LAFC, while also continuing his international career with Wales.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told German media that he was unable to visit Boris Becker during his prison stay because he was deemed too significant a security risk.DAILY

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Arsenal and England star Beth Mead has called for a global study into why female footballers are more susceptible to ACL injuries currently plaguing the women's game.

DAILY MAIL
Allan Saint-Maximin hopes France World Cup star Marcus Thuram will turn down a move to Liverpool in favour of linking up with him at Newcastle.
Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the summer after his potential move to Manchester United last summer fell through.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed he never wanted to sell Frenkie de Jong despite the reams of rumour and speculation printed about the Dutch midfielder last summer.
Thierry Henry thinks Manchester City striker Erling Haaland will become the first player in Premier League history to score six goals in the same game.
Nottingham Forest have joined Fulham in the race to sign Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli claims Isco "did not meet the club's expectations" after his contract was surprisingly terminated after less than six months.
Claudio Ranieri is set to make his return to the managerial ranks by taking charge of Serie B club Cagliari for the second time.

THE SUN
Benfica have reportedly placed a £105m price tag on midfielder Enzo Fernandez, a potential target for Liverpool and Manchester United, in the wake of a fine set of performances for World Cup champions Argentina.
Fred is a shock name on Paris Saint-Germain's hitlist - despite Manchester United triggering a 12-month extension on his contract.
Serie A side Napoli have entered the race to sign Angers and Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who has been linked with Premier League clubs Leicester and Newcastle.

Newcastle are interested in signing Memphis Depay from Barcelona and could be able to secure him for only £9m.
Barcelona are considering moving on from Raphinha with the Brazil star having "failed to live up to his Leeds standards" since his £55m summer move.
Leeds are facing competition from French side Lyon for Everton defender Mason Holgate, who could be made available next month as the Goodison Park club look to trim their wage bill.
Dele Alli's disastrous spell on loan with Besiktas hit another low when he was substituted after 30 minutes of a cup match with third-tier side Sanliurfasport to a chorus of boos, with the Turkish giants going on to turn a 2-0 deficit at the time Alli came off into a battling 4-2 victory.

THE TIMES
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to complete a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr after failing to secure a viable contract offer from any team in Europe's leading leagues.
Tottenham are eager to bolster their central-midfield options with another Juventus player, this time looking at France international Adrien Rabiot.
Mikel Arteta is ready to spend heavily next month to ensure that Arsenal's title challenge is not derailed by injuries, notably to Gabriel Jesus, his main striker.
Former rugby league star Sam Burgess has denied taking cocaine after he was arrested for allegedly failing a roadside test in Australia.

DAILY RECORD
Southampton are on the transfer trail of Celtic star Liel Abada, although the Scottish champions are ready to fend off interest with contract talks in the new year.
Algeria midfielder Ahmed Kendouci, who has been linked with both Rangers and Celtic, could well end up staying in his homeland after league leaders Belouizdad confirmed their interest in him.
Ferencvaros president Gabor Kubatov expects Tunisia midfielder Aissa Laidouni to leave the club in January but admits he has no idea where the player, linked with Celtic, a host of French clubs and Wolfsburg, will end up playing his trade.



England midfielder Jude Bellingham's preference is to join Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund, despite interest in the 19-year-old from Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. (AS - in Spanish)

Benfica have turned down a 100m euro (£88m) bid from an unnamed club for Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid, and will not sell for below the 21-year-old's 120m euro (£106m) release clause. (Record - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid are interested in signing 24-year-old Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who is on loan at Juventus from Sassuolo, if they miss out on Bellingham or Fernandez. (AS - in Spanish)

Chelsea have agreed a 12m euros (£10.5m) deal with Molde to sign Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana, 20. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 30, has snubbed a new six-year contract at Stamford Bridge because he believes the club are not showing him enough "respect" over wages. (Sun)

Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a move to Saudi Arabia after his toxic exit from Manchester United and disappointing World Cup with Portugal put Europe's biggest clubs off the 37-year-old forward. (Times - subscription required)

Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is keen for Spanish forward Adama Traore, 26, to sign a new deal with the club. (Express and Star)

Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Carlo Nicolini has confirmed Arsenal are interested in signing 21-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are trying to sign 27-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who will be out of contract at Juventus in the summer. (Repubblica, via Mail)

Arsenal are yet to decide whether to let Portugal defender Cedric Soares leave in January, with Fulham leading the chase for the 31-year-old who is also attracting interest from Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal. (Evening Standard)

Soares' weekly wage of around £75,000 is proving a stumbling block in proceedings. (Sun)

Crystal Palace are interested in re-signing English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, from Manchester United, three years after they sold him to the Old Trafford club. (Evening Standard)

Nottingham Forest have joined Fulham in wanting to sign 29-year-old Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from Everton. (Mail)

Leeds have enquired about Everton's English centre-back Mason Holgate, 26, with Lyon also interested. (Sun)

Leeds first-team coach Mark Jackson is in talks with MK Dons over their vacant manager's position. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Manchester United are among a number of Premier League clubs monitoring Preston's 16-year-old Argentine striker Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile, who scored five goals in an FA Youth Cup tie. (Mirror)
 

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DAILY STAR


Brazil want Jose Mourinho to replace to Tite as the national team's head coach, and reports in Italy suggest they have already made contact with his agent Jorge Mendes.


DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United have opened talks with PSV Eindhoven over a deal to sign forward Cody Gakpo after learning of the Dutch club's financial issues.

Southampton have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Rangers winger Ryan Kent, although Ibrox boss Michael Beale remains keen on keeping him at the club on fresh terms.

McLaren boss Zak Brown has conceded the team is going to have to significantly improve to stop Lando Norris leaving for a rival.


THE SUN

Uruguay stars could face bans as long as six months for bad behaviour after their World Cup exit, making complaints to the officials and reportedly damaging VAR equipment pitchside.

Ahmed Al Barwani, a member of the Oman parliament, has offered Lionel Messi more than £800,000 for the bisht he wore while lifting the World Cup to try and keep the garment in the Middle East.

The UK and Ireland's bid to host Euro 2028 is in crisis mode due to Belfast venue Casement Park needing what is described as "a miracle" to be ready in time - it is currently closed and in a state of dereliction ahead of proposed redevelopment.

THE TIMES

Newcastle United might be able to prise Marcus Thuram away from Borussia Monchengladbach next month for less than £15m with his contract almost up.


DAILY RECORD

Manchester United and Arsenal have been told Atletico Madrid will allow Joao Felix to leave the club on loan in January as long as his half-season FFP cost of around £8m is paid as a fee.

St Mirren are closing on a deal to sign Waterford United defender Richard Taylor.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United have, according to a report, chosen Benfica's Portugal star Goncalo Ramos as their priority transfer target for January.

World Cup final referee Szymon Marciniak has savaged French complaints that one of Lionel Messi's goals for Argentina was "illegal" because two subs were on the pitch by showing phone footage of seven French players on the pitch while Kylian Mbappe was scoring one of his hat-trick goals.


DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal are set to trigger a two-year extension to promising midfielder Charlie Patino's contract. Patino, who has Spanish heritage through his father, is currently on loan at Blackpool and was recently linked with a move to Barcelona.

The RFU has used results of a trial in France as it puts the finishing touches on a radical change to the laws of the sport in grassroots sport which would see tackles above the navel outlawed.

DAILY MAIL

Yorkshire's racism trial will be held in public after the ECB rejected appeals from Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hoggard to hold the hearing behind closed doors.

The Football Assocation has promised England's Lionesses will travel to next summer's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in business class after previous criticism they were forced into travelling economy for long-haul trips.

AC Milan are already considering selling former Liverpool forward Divock Origi less than six months after his arrival at the San Siro.

Morocco boss Walid Regragui has warned Fiorentina they face losing midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as he "needs to be playing for one of the world's top 10 teams."

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is keen to tie Adama Traore down to a new contract as he approaches being able to listen to offers from overseas clubs in January.

The EFL is ready to offer the National League a third promotion place as part of football's financial reforms, with talks set to intensify in January and a change possible as soon as 2023-24.

THE INDEPENDENT

The International Olympic Committee has raised the possibility of boxing being removed from the 2024 Olympics in Paris and slammed the behaviour of the Russian-led International Boxing Association which, it says, is "only interested in its own power."

THE SCOTSMAN

Hibernian are set to cancel their loan deal with Gambia striker Momodou Bojang, who has failed to shine since his arrival in Leith.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Former Queen of the South boss Wullie Gibson has denied racially abusing a shop worker, pleading not guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at Dumfries Sheriff Court - the case was adjourned until March 10 for trial.




Manchester City are determined to win the fight for Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham and believe the England midfielder, 19, will turn down a £100m transfer to Real Madrid or Liverpool to work with City coach Pep Guardiola. (Sun)

Manchester United have opened talks with PSV Eindhoven about signing the Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23. (Mirror)

Al-Nassr are hopeful they will complete the signing of Portugal forward and free agent Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, before the January transfer window opens. (CBS Sports)

Manchester United believe they have a chance of finally signing Frenkie de Jong in the summer, but feel Barcelona are trying to increase his value by saying the Netherlands midfielder, 25, is not for sale. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona have no intention to sell Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, or Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain are interested in bringing in Real Madrid's 26-year-old Spain winger Marco Asensio, who has been linked with Arsenal. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal are leading the race with Manchester United to sign Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, on loan from Atletico Madrid next month. (Daily Record)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers expects the club to resist any January offers for 26-year-old England midfielder James Maddison. (Mail)

PSG also want Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Fred, despite the Old Trafford club triggering a 12-month extension on the 29-year-old's contract. (Sun)

Chelsea are closing in on completing deals for Molde and Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana, 20, and Vasco da Gama's Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18. (Standard)

DC United have reached a verbal agreement over a move for Leeds and Poland midfielder Mateusz Klich, 32. (MLSsoccer.com, via Mail)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the club are looking to make loan signings in January, rather than bringing in players on permanent deals. (Athletic - subscription required)

AC Milan are set to meet with Rafael Leao, whose contract runs to 2024, and offer a new deal worth five times his current salary. The Italian side want to make the Portugal forward, 23, their highest-paid player in a bid to stave off interest. (Corriere della Sera, via AS)

Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, has admitted he was "shocked" to see reports that his wage demands have led to a contract stand-off with Borussia Dortmund. (90min)

Brazilian winger Tete, who is technically contracted to Shakhtar Donetsk but on loan at Lyon, could make a permanent move in January. The 22-year-old has also been offered to a number of Premier League clubs. (90min)

Arsenal are to trigger an extension in the contract of 19-year-old English midfielder Charlie Patino, who is currently on loan at Blackpool. (Standard)
 

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Chelsea are leading Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign their former academy prospect and now West Ham and England star Declan Rice.
Cristiano Ronaldo's potential next employers Al-Nassr are also keen on Chelsea's impending free agent N'Golo Kante.
Philippe Coutinho could be on his way out of Aston Villa next month just a year after his return to the Premier League.
Kevin De Bruyne is backing Manchester City team-mate Erling Haaland to become football's all-time top goalscorer.
Nigel Benn is certain his son Conor will win his anti-doping fight and has slammed what he descrbies as a "witch-hunt" against him.
Peter Crouch has landed a lucrative documentary deal with streaming giants Prime Video.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Jurgen Klopp has showered praise on "absolutely exceptional" England star Jude Bellingham but the Liverpool boss will likely face a major financial hurdle to be able to secure the Borussia Dortmund midfielder in the summer.


DAILY MIRROR
Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk remains focused on a move to Premier League leaders Arsenal as talk about his future continues to swirl.
Graham Potter says talks with Chelsea's hierarchy have left him confident they support him despite a rocky run of form before the World Cup break.

DAILY MAIL
Mikel Arteta is backing Eddie Nketiah to fill the void left by Gabriel Jesus' injury, with the Arsenal boss saying he has "more faith in him every day".
Philippe Coutinho will be back in Aston Villa's squad for their Boxing Day clash with former club Liverpool as he looks to revive his Villa Park career.
Anthony Joshua is facing a make-or-break year in 2023 after going two years since his last win, which came against Kubrat Pulev in December 2020.

THE TIMES
Leading figures in England's European Championship finals winning squad are set to receive honours in the New Year's list later this week, including head coach Sarina Wiegman, captain Leah Williamson and player of the tournament Beth Mead.

THE INDEPENDENT
Marco Silva says Fulham and Crystal Palace's success with players coming through the Championship shows England's second tier can provide Premier League quality additions.

DAILY RECORD
John Lundstram says Rangers have banished talk of the nine-point gap to rivals Celtic as the Old Firm derby looms large.
Steve Lomas hopes his Northern Ireland compatriot Steven Davis will be able to come back from the knee injury which has ended his season with Rangers.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou will not risk Josip Juranovic against Hibs this week after his delayed return to Lennoxtown following the World Cup.


Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle with Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, as talks over a fee continue with his club Shakhtar Donetsk. (Nicolo Schira)

Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City have made RB Leipzig's Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, their number one transfer target. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham and Liverpool are among a host of Premier League sides ready to make a move for Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27, whose Inter Milan contract expires at the end of the season. (Teamtalk)

Arsenal are close to agreeing a new contract with 21-year-old Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham are monitoring Manuel Ugarte's situation at Sporting Lisbon, with the 21-year-old Uruguay defender struggling to agree a new contract with the Portuguese club. (Record - subscription required)

Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr are interested in signing 31-year-old France midfielder N'Golo Kante when his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season. (Footmercato - in French)

Newcastle, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are among a number of clubs considering a move for Real Valladolid's Spain Under-19 right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves are targeting a new goalkeeper in January to provide competition for Portugal international Jose Sa, 29. (Express and Star)

Aston Villa have opened talks with Villarreal over a deal for Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, 25. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are considering a summer move for Roma's England defender Chris Smalling, 33. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle have opened talks with Flamengo over a deal for 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Franca. (Globo - in Portuguese)

Tottenham are interested in signing 23-year-old Spain right-back Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon. (Football.London)

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, is happy to extend his stay at Everton as talks continue over a new contract with the Merseyside club. (Liverpool Echo)
 

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Manchester United are prepared to break a transfer record to land goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
Harry Kane was mocked by Brentford fans who sung "you let your country down" during their clash with Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Chelsea have been handed a boost in their transfer pursuit of Youssoufa Moukoko.
Chelsea are also considering a stunning move to sign Joao Felix on loan in the January transfer window.
Dele Alli had little to celebrate on Christmas Day as he was benched for Besiktas' match against Gaziantep.
Manchester United ace Anthony Elanga is being targeted by Everton ahead of the January transfer window.
Leicester's Caglar Soyuncu is "close" to joining Atletico Madrid ahead of the January transfer window.
St Mirren midfielder Ethan Erhahon is set to leave the club in early January, with League One clubs Portsmouth and Forest Green both interested.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Jesse Lingard says he still doesn't know why he was frozen out at Manchester United ahead of his return with Nottingham Forest.

THE ATHLETIC
Arsene Wenger returned to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since departing as Arsenal manager in 2018.
Chelsea head coach Graham Potter expects to be without at least seven first-team players as the club attempt to kickstart a Premier League revival.
Newcastle United are set to be without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for another eight weeks with a calf injury.

EVENING STANDARD
Arsenal have launched their effort to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk by making a £55m offer to the Ukraine side.

DAILY MIRROR
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to undergo a medical at Al-Nassr ahead of a move that will see him earn a staggering £173m per year.
Rafael Leao opened up on his admiration for Arsenal - just as Mikel Arteta promised he "can get a striker" in the January transfer window.
Arsenal could be facing a battle to sign Italian youngster Ibrahima Bamba, who currently plays in Portugal for Vitoria Guimaraes, with PSG, Club Brugge and Atalanta also interested in the 20-year-old.

DAILY MAIL
Jude Bellingham could be available to a host of Premier League suitors for £60m in the summer as rumours of a release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract continue to swirl.
The Glazers sale of Manchester United means the club will only be able to bring in new blood on loan in January, with the likely loss of long-term target Cody Gakpo to rivals Liverpool potentially the first in a series of transfer setbacks.
Shock reports emerging in Spain claim Aston Villa boss Unai Emery was so unimpressed by Emiliano Martinez's behaviour at the World Cup that he will consider selling the Argentina goalkeeper and potentially replace him with Morocco's Yassine Bounou.
New details over Karim Benzema's acrimonious split from France has emerged, with his presence reportedly causing tension with Antoine Griezmann, while others feared he would be a bad influence in Qatar.
Manchester United's ongoing pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has reportedly hit a major roadblock after the Catalan club reaffirmed their commitment to the player.
Fabio Capello has branded Cristiano Ronaldo 'arrogant' while insisting the Portugal captain was 'cumbersome' for his country during the 2022 World Cup.
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is set for another spell on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury.

DAILY EXPRESS
Tottenham's shaky defensive display against Brentford on Boxing Day could see them speed up their moves for RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol and Sporting Lisbon's Pedro Porro.
Newcastle United are ready to tempt Barcelona flop Memphis Depay into a Premier League return, although the Dutchman is reportedly keen on staying at the Nou Camp until the end of his contract this summer so he can secure a lucrative signing-on fee.

DAILY RECORD
Kilmarnock's January transfer window plans have been outlined as boss Derek McInnes looks ahead to a big month for the club.
Celtic have until the end of the season to decide whether to sign Moritz Jenz permanently, according to reports.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Joseph Parker wants a "revenge trilogy" with fights against Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce if he can beat Jack Massey on the Eubank Jr-Smith undercard next month



Chelsea are considering making a move for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix which could see the 23-year-old arrive on loan in January with an option or obligation to buy the Portugal international in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have scheduled a medical for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, before a $75m-a-year move. (CBS Sports)

Arsenal have submitted a £55m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, remains Liverpool's main transfer target despite the club moving ahead of Manchester United in the battle to sign PSV's Cody Gakpo. (Mail)

West Ham boss David Moyes says the club are "not just going to roll over" and let England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, leave in the summer. (Mail)

Ajax have contacted Brentford and Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, over a potential January move. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona are no longer willing to sell 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was a target for Manchester United in the summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Everton are among a number of Premier League clubs showing interest in Manchester United and Sweden winger Anthony Elanga, 20. (Mail)

Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, says he would like to test himself in the Premier League in the future but "now I'm 100% focused on AC Milan". (RDP Africa, via Talksport)

Brentford, Fulham and Aston Villa have all made offers for Chicago Fire and Colombia forward Jhon Duran, but Benfica are in pole position to sign the 19-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Monaco and France centre-back Benoit Badiashile and have submitted an official proposal for the 21-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)
 

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DAILY MAIL

Jude Bellingham could be on the move for just £60m if a reported secret release clause is genuine.
Chelsea and Barcelona have both received a boost in relation to getting 18-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko from Borussia Dortmund.
Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham are all considering a move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Newcastle have made Chelsea midfielder Jorginho their "prime transfer target". The Italian is about to enter the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid are reportedly looking at a sensational swoop to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich in the next 18 months.
Aaron Ramsey has still yet to return to his club Nice following Wales' group stage exit from the World Cup last month, according to the club's manager Lucien Favre.
Anthony Elanga is supposedly becoming increasingly frustrated he cannot nail down a spot at Manchester United.

THE SUN
Chelsea have tabled a bid worth in excess of Enzo Fernandez's £105m release clause, according to reports.
Premier League leaders Arsenal are in fresh talks over Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.
Al Nassr president Musli Al-Muammar has played down reports linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a huge move to the Saudi Pro League.
Bournemouth are hoping to bring players in during the January transfer window.
Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his father threatened to hurt him if he did not join Rangers in his playing days.
Chelsea are leading the race to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, according to reports.
Former Manchester United defender Daley Blind has been released by Ajax.
Sheffield United star Illiam Ndiaye has revealed he "dreams" of returning to Marseille one day.
Lille and Canada forward Jonathan David says he intends to play in the Premier League at some point.
The hotel room occupied by Argentina legend Lionel Messi during the Qatar World Cup is to be turned into a museum.
Monaco want more than £35m for Chelsea target Benoit Badiashile but the 21-year-old central defender is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.
Everton want to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga on loan for the remainder of the season but will not be able to unless Erik ten Hag is able to secure a replacement.
Bournemouth are hoping to bring players in during the January transfer window and will do battle with Leicester City for Atalanta winger Jeremie Boga.
Leeds United have opened talks with Red Bull Salzburg over a £9.75m deal for centre-back Max Wober, who previously played under Whites head coach Jesse Marsch.
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are looking to sign former Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi in the summer, when his contract with Benfica expires.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Arsenal have had a £55m bid for Mykhailo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, who are demanding a fee of around £85m.
Southampton are considering recalling Jan Bednarek from his loan at Aston Villa.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers wants a centre-back, left-back and right-winger in January, while Caglar Soyuncu, Ayoze Perez, Jannik Vestergaard and Dennis Praet will be allowed to leave.
Harlequins prop Joe Marler faces an anxious wait over a possible suspension after an incident during Tuesday's Gallagher Premiership defeat against Bristol.
Arsenal are ready to build a statue of Arsene Wenger outside the Emirates Stadium, potentially as early as 2023, following his surprise return to the club on Boxing Day.

EVENING STANDARD
Betinho has responded in comical fashion after bizarrely being included on Manchester United's squad list.

DAILY MIRROR
PSG boss Christophe Galtier has played down any issue between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is looking to add veteran Inter Milan centre-back Stefan de Vrij to his defensive options in the summer when he will be a free agent.
Prolific Rennes forward Martin Terrier has re-emerged as a possible Manchester United target in January as they look for an affordable replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, according to reports in Italy.

THE TIMES
Contract talks between Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford have stalled, leaving his long-term future at the club in serious doubt.
Manchester United will not be getting involved in the battle to sign Joao Felix because of Atletico Madrid's demands for a loan fee and 100 per cent wage contribution, totalling £16m.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic will renew their interest in Banik Ostrava forward Ladislav Almasi if their pursuit of Cho Gue-sung does not go to plan, with Ange Postecoglou keen to add to his attacking options as doubts swirl over Giorgos Giakoumakis' future in Scotland.
New Wigan boss Kolo Toure says he will take a very close look at his Scottish loanees - Stephen Humphys (Hearts), Jamie McGrath (Dundee United) and Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock) - before deciding whether to recall any of them.


Chelsea have made an offer of £115m to sign Benfica and Argentina's 21-year-old midfielder Enzo Fernandez.(Record, in Portuguese, via Zach Lowry)

Everton have yet to sign off the five-year contract that has been agreed with England keeper Jordan Pickford, 28, and that has alerted Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. (Mail)

Arsenal have had a £55m offer for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk but are expected to make a fresh offer for the 21-year-old. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are set to break the transfer record for a female player in the Women's Super League after England forward Beth England, 28, agreed to join them for £250,000 from Chelsea. (Mail)

Napoli are hopeful of tying up a permanent deal for 25-year-old French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who has been on loan with them from Tottenham since August. (FootMercato, in French)

Real Madrid are planning to make a move for Bayern Munich and Canada full-back Alphonso Davies, 22. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are focusing on a loan signing to add to their attack in January after going over their budget during the summer when they spent in excess of £200m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United could try to sign 31-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho in the summer when he is out of contract at Chelsea.. (Mail)

Lille forward Jonathan David has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United and the 22-year-old Canada international says "every player would want to play" in the Premier League "some day". (La Voic du Nord, via Metro)

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk spoke to Dutch team-mate Cody Gakpo to help convince the 23-year-old forward to join the Reds from PSV Eindhoven, with a deal having been agreed between the two clubs. (Eindhovens Dagblad, via Mail)

Leeds United are preparing an offer for Red Bull Salzburg and Austria defender Maximilian Wober, 24. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Fulham and Bournemouth boss Scott Parker is the favourite to become the next manager of Norwich City, who have sacked Dean Smith. Ex-Burnley manager Sean Dyche is also in the running for the post. (Teamtalk)

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are interested in signing 34-year-old Argentina centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, who will be out of contract at Benfica in the summer. (Football Espana)

Inter Milan are trying to fight off competition from several Premier League clubs for Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25. (90min)
 

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Real Madrid will prioritise a deal for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham in 2023, with the 19-year-old set to choose the Spanish side over Liverpool. (Goal)

Bellingham will sit down with Borussia Dortmund in January to discuss his future. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool, Juventus, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Brighton and Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister, 24, who may be available for between £31m and £35m. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Manchester United and Tottenham have opened talks with Rennes over 25-year-old French striker Martin Terrier, who was valued at £34m over the summer. (Media Foot via Express)

Manchester City are willing to offer AC Milan England midfielder Jack Grealish, 27, in exchange for 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea have told Benfica they will meet the £105m release clause in the contract of 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Sun)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have reservations about meeting Atletico Madrid's £8m loan fee for 23-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Felix. (Talksport)

Tottenham have made an offer of £13m for Barcelona's 26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie. (Onda Cero)

Chelsea are interested in Celtic and Croatia defender Josip Juranovic, 27, as a replacement for injured 23-year-old England international Reece James. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are monitoring Inter Milan's 26-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, who is also on Manchester United's radar. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United have ruled out signing 31-year-old Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Lazio's 27-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Corriere dello Sport via Express)

Shakhtar Donetsk say they want almost 100m euros for 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who is Arsenal's top target. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United will focus on next year's summer transfer window instead of spending in January. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 30, is a loan target for Manchester United. (ESPN)

Bournemouth have joined Leicester City in expressing interest in Atalanta's former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga, with the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international available on loan. (Mail)

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey needs to start two more matches to earn a one-year contract extension, but the 30-year-old is sidelined for up to eight weeks with a calf injury and has six months left on his current deal. (Mail)

Leeds are closing in on a deal for RB Salzburg captain and Austria defender Maximilian Wober, 24, but Everton are also interested. (Fabrizio Romano via TeamTalk)
 

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Thursday's Newspapers:


THE SUN


Man City are considering offering Jack Grealish in a sensational swap deal with Rafael Leao, according to reports.

Manchester United have reportedly identified Alvaro Morata as a short-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Napoli are keen to tie down Tottenham loanee Tanguy Ndombele to a permanent deal.

Dietmar Hamann has warned major clubs that signing Jude Bellingham would be a "big risk".

Manchester United are preparing a summer move for Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae.

Arsenal want Shakhtar Donetsk to set a more realistic asking price for transfer target Mykhailo Mudryk.

Talks between Arsenal and Gabriel Martinelli about a new contract are in the "final stages".

Man Utd and Chelsea have been handed a transfer boost after Lille boss Paulo Fonseca admitted it'll be tough to keep striker Jonathan David.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea have stolen a march on Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign Benfica midfielder Fernandez and could smash their transfer record for the second time in 18 months to do so.

Real Madrid are poised to sign Jude Bellingham in the summer which would see leave Liverpool miss out on their No 1 transfer target.

Liverpool may require special dispensation from the Premier League for new signing Cody Gakpo to make his debut against Brentford on Monday.

Liverpool have been told to avoid paying a "stupid amount of money" for England star Bellingham and instead sign two players who can improve Jurgen Klopp's squad at a lower price.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all reportedly reconsidering their pursuit of forward Joao Felix due to how much it will cost to sign him on loan for six months.

Tottenham have been told to make two potential statement signings in the form of Josko Gvardiol and Achraf Hakimi.

EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea have communicated their willingness to pay Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez's £105m release clause at Benfica.

Chelsea will be one of the busiest clubs in the January transfer window, with both short and long-term problems to solve at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham are expected to make a formal offer for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares in the coming days.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jude Bellingham will sit down with Borussia Dortmund in January to discuss his future.

DAILY MAIL

Chelsea have opened talks with Benfica over a move for midfielder Fernandez.

Bournemouth have joined Leicester City in expressing interest in Atalanta's former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga.

Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey still needs to start two more matches to earn a one-year contract extension, leaving the injured midfielder's future at the club in doubt.

Liverpool's chief executive Billy Hogan personally apologised to the family of a 15-year-old Manchester City supporter injured at last week's Carabao Cup match.

Juventus fans have been left confused and irritated by Paul Pogba sharing pictures of himself enjoying the slopes over the festive period - despite not having played for the club since re-signing in the summer.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Newcastle United are redrawing their January transfer plans to include the search for a midfield playmaker with Brighton's Moises Caicedo and Leicester City's Youri Tielemans of interest.

Reece James' latest knee injury has sparked anger from the personal trainer who works with some of the Chelsea squad.

New Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo has barely trained since the World Cup and may require a period of conditioning before he is ready to make his debut.

THE ATHLETIC

Christian Eriksen believes Manchester United have moved on from the saga surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's sudden departure from Old Trafford.

DAILY MIRROR

Jay Spearing was rushed into hospital on Christmas Eve, with the Liverpool coach revealing that his body was threatening to 'shut down'.

Leeds fans have brutally mocked Kalvin Phillips with a ruthless chant after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola accused him of being "overweight".

THE TIMES

Stephen Warnock believes Liverpool will have more options in attack following the signing of Cody Gakpo.
Cody Gakpo revealed that Virgil van Dijk convinced him to sign for Liverpool after completing his £37m move to Anfield.

Reece James' personal trainer has appeared to suggest there were issues around the Chelsea defender's return to action after he suffered an injury setback that will keep him out for up to a month.

DAILY RECORD

Celtic are among a number of clubs keen on Rosenborg striker Casper Tengstedt.

Motherwell boss Stevie Hammell admits he can't wait to hit the January sales.


Real Madrid will prioritise a deal for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham in 2023, with the 19-year-old set to choose the Spanish side over Liverpool. (Goal)

Bellingham will sit down with Borussia Dortmund in January to discuss his future. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool, Juventus, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Brighton and Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister, 24, who may be available for between £31m and £35m. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Manchester United and Tottenham have opened talks with Rennes over 25-year-old French striker Martin Terrier, who was valued at £34m over the summer. (Media Foot via Express)

Manchester City are willing to offer AC Milan England midfielder Jack Grealish, 27, in exchange for 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea have told Benfica they will meet the £105m release clause in the contract of 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Sun)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have reservations about meeting Atletico Madrid's £8m loan fee for 23-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Felix. (Talksport)

Tottenham have made an offer of £13m for Barcelona's 26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie. (Onda Cero)

Chelsea are interested in Celtic and Croatia defender Josip Juranovic, 27, as a replacement for injured 23-year-old England international Reece James. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are monitoring Inter Milan's 26-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, who is also on Manchester United's radar. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United have ruled out signing 31-year-old Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Lazio's 27-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Corriere dello Sport via Express)

Shakhtar Donetsk say they want almost 100m euros for 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who is Arsenal's top target. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United will focus on next year's summer transfer window instead of spending in January. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 30, is a loan target for Manchester United. (ESPN)

Bournemouth have joined Leicester City in expressing interest in Atalanta's former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga, with the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international available on loan. (Mail)

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey needs to start two more matches to earn a one-year contract extension, but the 30-year-old is sidelined for up to eight weeks with a calf injury and has six months left on his current deal. (Mail)

Leeds are closing in on a deal for RB Salzburg captain and Austria defender Maximilian Wober, 24, but Everton are also interested. (Fabrizio Romano via TeamTalk)
 

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Real Madrid will prioritise a deal for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham in 2023, with the 19-year-old set to choose the Spanish side over Liverpool. (Goal)

Bellingham will sit down with Borussia Dortmund in January to discuss his future. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool, Juventus, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Brighton and Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister, 24, who may be available for between £31m and £35m. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Manchester United and Tottenham have opened talks with Rennes over 25-year-old French striker Martin Terrier, who was valued at £34m over the summer. (Media Foot via Express)

Manchester City are willing to offer AC Milan England midfielder Jack Grealish, 27, in exchange for 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea have told Benfica they will meet the £105m release clause in the contract of 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Sun)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have reservations about meeting Atletico Madrid's £8m loan fee for 23-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Felix. (Talksport)

Tottenham have made an offer of £13m for Barcelona's 26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie. (Onda Cero)

Chelsea are interested in Celtic and Croatia defender Josip Juranovic, 27, as a replacement for injured 23-year-old England international Reece James. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are monitoring Inter Milan's 26-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, who is also on Manchester United's radar. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United have ruled out signing 31-year-old Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Lazio's 27-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Corriere dello Sport via Express)

Shakhtar Donetsk say they want almost 100m euros for 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who is Arsenal's top target. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United will focus on next year's summer transfer window instead of spending in January. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 30, is a loan target for Manchester United. (ESPN)

Bournemouth have joined Leicester City in expressing interest in Atalanta's former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga, with the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international available on loan. (Mail)

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey needs to start two more matches to earn a one-year contract extension, but the 30-year-old is sidelined for up to eight weeks with a calf injury and has six months left on his current deal. (Mail)

Leeds are closing in on a deal for RB Salzburg captain and Austria defender Maximilian Wober, 24, but Everton are also interested. (Fabrizio Romano via TeamTalk
 

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THE TIMES

Arsenal are considering making Shakhtar Donetsk an improved offer for Mykhailo Mudryk after seeing a £45 million bid rejected.
Chelsea are growing optimistic that N'Golo Kanté will sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and not leave in the summer when his current deal expires.
Leicester are set to get three players next month after missing out on a host of transfer targets in June.


THE SUN
Jude Bellingham snubbed a move to Manchester United, even though they offered twice as much as other suitors and introduced him to Sir Alex Ferguson and Eric Cantona.
Manchester City could be set for a £6m windfall this winter - that's if full-back Pedro Porro moves to the Prem next month.
Arsenal and Tottenham have been dealt a transfer blow as Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister prefers a move to Juventus, reports suggest.
Andrey Santos is set to arrive in London today ahead of his proposed move to Chelsea.

DAILY MAIL
Benfica have underlined their desire to keep Chelsea target Enzo Fernandez by proposing a new contract.
Tottenham have made an offer in the region of £13m for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports in Spain.
Norwich City have expressed an interest in Chris Wilder and German coach Tim Walter as they look to fill their vacant manager's job.
Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford, 20, who has impressed on loan at Bolton Wanderers, is attracting interest from Rangers.
West Ham's Karren Brady more than doubled her salary in 2022 - picking up a cool £2.24m.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Erling Haaland says his extraordinary scoring spree at Manchester City is down in part to the club's medical staff "fixing" his body.
The chief executive of Shakhtar Donetsk has admitted the club is open to selling Mykhailo Mudryk next month, despite rejecting an initial offer from Arsenal for the winger.
Benfica have insisted they have no interest in selling Chelsea target Enzo Fernandez, one of the stars of Argentina's World Cup triumph, in the January transfer window.
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper said the club has to sign players who will make a difference in their fight for Premier League survival.

THE GUARDIAN
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for a winger, left-back and centre-back in the January transfer window.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United could miss out on landing Barcelona teenager Lamine Yamal after the Red Devils received a telling transfer message from sources close to the La Liga club.
Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat will be a man in high demand in January following his stunning performances for Morocco at the World Cup.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed they are willing to sell Mykhailo Mudryk to Arsenal in January.

DAILY STAR
Arsenal target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has reportedly changed his stance on a potential move to north London.

THE INDEPENDENT
Newcastle United's Boxing Day exploits could not be witnessed by the vast majority of football fans in Saudi Arabia as the country's government continues to block a key signal controlling access to Premier League football.
New gated perimeter fencing could be erected at Wembley as part of the Football Association's response to the chaotic scenes at the Euro 2020 final.

DAILY MIRROR
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool are currently in talks with Roberto Firmino over his future - but admitted the signing of Cody Gakpo has "no impact" on the club's decision.
Stephen Warnock believes Liverpool will have more options in attack following the signing of Cody Gakpo

EVENING STANDARD
Fulham are expected to make a formal offer for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares in the coming days.
Jorginho has received the offer of a new contract at Chelsea, the player's agent has confirmed.
Hakim Ziyech is attracting renewed interest from AC Milan, with an option to buy likely to be included in a loan deal.
England pair Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham are both costly options for Chelsea but are now seen as priorities.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers are tracking St Mirren's Australian World Cup star Keanu Baccus.
Celtic have 'fallen in love' with Korean midfielder Hyeok-kyu and have made a sizeable transfer offer for the Busan I-Park star.
 

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THE SUN



Cristiano Ronaldo has become the highest-paid sportsman ever with his £173m Al Nassr deal, smashing Lionel Messi and Canelo Alvarez's pay.
Former Arsenal star Marc Overmars has been hospitalised after suffering a minor stroke.
Southampton are planning a January shopping spree in an attempt to save their season and have an eye on Lorient striker Terem Moffi.
Arsenal have triggered William Saliba's contract extension until June 2024.
Pele's final resting place will be in a unique "vertical cemetery" in a 14-floor building which includes 14,000 vaults, a waterfall and a car museum.
Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr want to reunite new signing Cristiano Ronaldo with old Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos.
Manchester United have blocked wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho from joining Argentina for the South American U20 Championship, according to reports.

THE TELEGRAPH
David Moyes is on the brink of being sacked after a fifth successive West Ham defeat.
Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta believe Newcastle United have emerged as serious title contenders.
Frank Lampard has said he tried to sign Erling Haaland while manager of Chelsea.
Red Bull Salzburg are willing to structure a deal with Leeds for Max Wober's transfer fee.
Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi believes Arsenal target Mykhailo Mudryk could one day become a Ballon d'Or winner.

Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi, who previously managed Mykhailo Mudryk at Shakhtar Donetsk, held high praise for the 21-year-old
Southampton manager Nathan Jones is considering recalling Jan Bednarek from his loan at Aston Villa.
Sunderland midfielder Alex Pritchard has attracted interest from Championship clubs following his form at the Stadium of Light this season.

DAILY MAIL
Erik ten Hag reportedly tried to shut down any excuses by ordering one Manchester United player to 'stop whining' after he complained it was too hot to play during the team's defeat against Brentford in August.
Ten Hag has underlined the importance of signing a striker in the January transfer window after Manchester United missed out on Cody Gakpo.
Raul Jimenez could be allowed to leave Wolves in January.
Chelsea have made 'a substantial offer' for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez but it is understood to be in instalments rather than his £106m release clause outright.

THE GUARDIAN
Crawley Town co-chairman Preston Johnson stepped into the dugout for Friday's match against Stevenage, following the departure of manager Matthew Etherington.
Chelsea have identified Brighton & Hove Albion's Alexis Mac Allister as an alternative to Enzo Fernández if a deal for the Benfica midfielder proves too costly.
Chelsea could hijack a move for Arsenal target Mykhailo Mudryk.
Everton might cut short Ellis Simms' loan spell with Sunderland in a bid to address their goals shortage.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold held sponsorship talks with Saudi Arabia prior to the World Cup.
Chelsea are pressing ahead with a club-record transfer that could see Enzo Fernandez arrive at Stamford Bridge in January.

THE TIMES
Chelsea are considering a move for Brighton & Hove Albion's Alexis Mac Allister should they fail to land Enzo Fernández in the January transfer window.
Manchester City's performances since the World Cup have strengthened Pep Guardiola's belief that he was right to sign a new contract and that his team are determined to hunt down Arsenal in the Premier League title race.

DAILY STAR
Former England captain David Beckham has once again missed out on becoming a Sir after he was not included in the New Year Honours List.

SCOTTISH SUN
Scotland captain Andy Robertson has been rewarded for services to football, charity and young people having been named on the New Year Honours list.
Rangers boss Michael Beale will look to add his own stamp to the squad, with St Mirren's World Cup star Keanu Baccus on the radar.
Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Swiss international Ardon Jashari in next month's transfer window.



Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, has agreed a move to Chelsea. (Metro)

But Benfica say reports they are ready to sell the World Cup winner in January are "totally false". (Evening Standard)

If the move falls through, Chelsea's contingency plan is to sign 24-year-old Brighton and Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister. (The Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid are ready to spend over 100m euros (£88.6m) to sign 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, who is also a target for Liverpool. (ESPN)

Newcastle have been heavily linked with highly-rated 19-year-old Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone, but Manchester City may have beaten the Magpies to his signature. (Team Talk)

Jorginho, 31, wants to return to Napoli when his Chelsea contract ends, but Barcelona and Newcastle are also interested in the Italy midfielder. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Raul Jimenez, 31, is likely to be allowed to leave Wolves in January if the club succeed in signing another striker. (Daily Mail)

Leeds United are now the only team in pursuit of Villarreal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, 26. (Team Talk)

Aston Villa are interested in 28-year-old former Everton and Watford forward Gerard Deulofeu, who currently plays for Udinese. (90 min)

Tottenham winger Bryan Gil, 21, wants to go back to Valencia and may get his wish in January. (Deporte Valenciano - in Spanish)

Wolverhampton Wanderers target Viktor Gyokeres, 24, is going nowhere in the January transfer window, says the Sweden forward's Coventry City boss Mark Robins. (Birmingham Live)

Southampton are interested in signing Lorient and Nigeria striker Terem Moffi, 23, in January. (Southern Daily Echo)
 

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THE SUN ON SUNDAY



Aston Villa are keeping an eye on Jordan Pickford's contract issues - as they brace themselves for offers for World Cup winner Emi Martinez.
Arsenal are ready to battle Chelsea to sign striker Dusan Vlahovic next month.
Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is on the wanted list of French giants Marseille.
  • Manchester United are trying to jump into the race for Sunderland wonderkid Chris Rigg.
  • Brentford are watching Sunderland hitman Ross Stewart in case they need a replacement for Ivan Toney.
Norwich plan talks with David Wagner about becoming their new manager.
Brighton could recall German speedster Reda Khadra from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
Crystal Palace pair Luke Plange and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi are targets for promotion-chasing Barnsley.
Wolves defender Dion Sanderson is being monitored by Rangers as boss Michael Beale chases new talent.

SUNDAY TIMES
English football is set to undergo its biggest revolution since the formation of the Premier League with the creation of a new regulator that will put fans at the heart of the game.

MAIL ON SUNDAY
Manchester United are monitoring developments with Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
Chelsea will continue their aggressive approach to the January transfer window as further talks are planned today over a move for Benfica's £106m-rated midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Arsenal are to make an improved offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk this week.
West Ham are standing by manager David Moyes with the board having given him their support after their fifth consecutive Premier League defeat by Brentford on Friday.
Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is exploring the possibility of bringing Gerard Deulofeu back to the Premier League.
Manchester City are holding talks over the potential signing of Argentina's under-20 midfielder Maximo Perrone.
Leeds United have continued talks with Red Bull Salzburg over a £14m deal for defender Max Wober.

SUNDAY MIRROR
Howard Webb is setting off on a Premier League roadshow to double down on officialdom's efforts to weed out time-wasters and cheats.


DAILY STAR SUNDAY
Tottenham are close to completing a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro.
World Cup wind-up merchant Emiliano Martinez has got a new dog to guard his winner's medal.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
David Moyes still has the support of the West Ham board for now - but the next three matches are crucial to his future and the manager will not be given significant funds in January to rescue himself.
Fans will be protected from "breakaway" leagues like the abortive European Super League under government plans for a new watchdog.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
Liverpool hero Robbie Fowler is worried that Jude Bellingham may be inspired by his former team-mate Steve McManaman to choose Real Madrid as his next club over the Reds.
Tottenham have reportedly begun the first steps to re-sign Marcus Edwards from Sporting Lisbon.
Newcastle have submitted a 'very big' offer for Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy, according to reports.

SCOTTISH SUN
Watford are ready to step up their interest in Ryan Porteous - and could sign the Hibs ace on a pre-contract deal this month.

DAILY RECORD
Southampton and Newcastle United are both set to watch Dundee United's Rory MacLeod in the coming days.



Jude Bellingham's father wants the England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder to join Liverpool, with Real Madrid and Manchester City also seeking the 19-year-old's signature. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa are monitoring the situation of Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with the 28-year-old yet to sign a new deal with just over a year remaining on his current contract at Goodison Park. (Sun)

Chelsea are "one step away" from signing Benfica's 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23 - a Manchester United target - is open to leaving Atletico Madrid in January. (GiveMeSport)

MLS side Sporting Kansas City tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo before the 37-year-old joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle have made a "very big offer" for Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy, 27. (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea are trying to sign France defender Benoit Badiashile but Monaco boss Philippe Clement has warned they are not the only club trying to sign the 21-year-old. (Metro)

Mykhailo Mudryk says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a "top coach", with Chelsea joining the Gunners in the race for the 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk winger. (Metro)

Tottenham Hotspur have "taken the first steps" in a deal to re-sign English Sporting Lisbon midfielder Marcus Edwards, 24. (A Bola, via TeamTalk)

Spurs are also close to completing a £35m deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro, 23. (Star)

Tottenham are prepared to sell 23-year-old Brazil right-back Emerson Royal after a training ground bust-up. (Football Insider)

Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, 31, could leave Sevilla for Manchester United or Bayern Munich in January. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Leeds United are close to finalising a deal to sign defender Maximilian Wober, 24, from Red Bull Salzburg. (90 min)

Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, would rather join Manchester United than Newcastle or Aston Villa, who are also interested. (Bild - in German)

Los Angeles FC have beaten interested Premier League clubs to sign Croatian forward Stipe Biuk, 20. (Daily Mail)

Juventus are interested in 29-year-old Everton and Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. (Calcio Mercato Web - in Italian)

Manchester United's 19-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri - who is currently on loan at Birmingham City - is of interest to Marseille. (Sun)
 

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Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, has had a change of heart about Manchester United and wants to join them in the summer. (Fichajes)

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign France defender Benoit Badiashile, 21. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United and Chelsea could engage in a bidding war to sign Inter Milan and Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 26. (Marco Barzaghi, via Express)

Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 21, has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with Arsenal. (Sport Arena)

Chelsea are planning further talks with Benfica for World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, after beginning an "aggressive" pursuit of the Argentina player. (Metro)

Manchester United are monitoring developments with Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, with the 25-year-old out of contract in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal may be able to sign Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, as the Foxes have made a £20m bid for a possible replacement - Azzedine Ounahi, 22, who plays for Angers and Morocco. (Express)

Everton have registered their interest in Manchester United and Sweden winger Anthony Elanga, 20. (Football Insider)

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun may leave the club, with AC Milan interested in signing the 21-year-old, who is on loan at Reims. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Borussia Monchengladbach's 21-year-old midfielder Kouadio Kone - who is a target for Newcastle United - has been contacted by Paris St-Germain. (Media Foot - in French)

Manchester United could be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper in January after Newcastle United recalled Slovakia's Martin Dubravka, 33, from his loan spell. (Mirror)

Arsenal have triggered a clause to extend England winger Bukayo Saka's contract by a year while discussing a longer deal with the 21-year-old.(Mail)

Norwich will hold talks with former Huddersfield boss David Wagner as they step up their hunt for Dean Smith's replacement.(Telegraph)

Leeds United are interested in Southampton striker Che Adams and the 26-year-old Scotland forward would consider a move to Elland Road. (Give Me Sport)

Southampton's interest in Lorient and Nigeria forward Terem Moffi, 23, could help Leeds in their pursuit of Adams. (Leeds Live)
 
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