Press Gossip - 2023


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
09:32 · MON January 02, 2023

According to reports, Mykhailo Mudryk has agreed personal terms on a proposed transfer to Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners are set to make an improved bid for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger after their £45m offer was rejected - with Chelsea also interested in Mudryk. (Daily Mail)

With a deal for Sporting Lisbon wing-back Pedro Porro close, Spurs are nearing their first signing of the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

Chelsea again believe they can sign midfielder Enzo Fernandez after Benfica were taken aback by the Blues' latest offer. (Daily Express)

In what could be a cut-price deal in the January transfer window, Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram. (Daily Mirror)

According to reports, Arsenal could be at risk of losing captain Martin Odegaard after his early season form has caught the eye of Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool had not planned to make a move for Cody Gakpo this January but changed their mind following Manchester United interest. (Daily Mail)

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he was allowed to leave Chelsea after telling owner Todd Boehly how he felt about former manager Thomas Tuchel. (The Sun)

Newcastle have recalled goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from his Manchester United loan. (Daily Mail)

Reports suggest Rangers would have to pay around £3m for the services of Wolves defender Dion Sanderson. (Scottish Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday's newspapers...


Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his Al Nassr contract that means he could move to Newcastle if they qualify for the Champions League, according to incredible reports.

Manchester United star Jadon Sancho has returned to training 10 weeks after his last game for the club.

Al-Nassr boss Rudi Garcia has joked he tried to sign Lionel Messi before sealing a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jude Bellingham has reportedly been summoned to showdown talks with Dortmund chiefs as Europe's biggest clubs fight over him.

Cristiano Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr are reportedly planning an audacious swoop to land two of his former team-mates, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric.

Newcastle have begun talks with Real Valladolid over signing Ivan Fresneda but they face competition from top European sides, according to reports.

Gary Neville admits he was saddened by the manner of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Manchester United


Liverpool are exploring a deal to buy the Wolverhampton Wanderers' midfielder Matheus Nunes as per an agreement last summer when the Portugal international was close to signing for the Anfield club but the transfer did not go through.

Emmanuel Dennis is facing the axe at Nottingham Forest, less than five months after his £15m move from Watford.

Manchester United are looking at alternatives to Joao Felix with Atletico Madrid demanding at least double what the club are prepared to pay to loan the Portugal forward for the remainder of the season.


Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of Mykhailo Mudryk by making an improved offer to Shakhtar Donetsk.


Atletico Madrid's £13.25m loan demand for Joao Felix is more than twice what Manchester United are willing to pay for the Portugal star.

Enzo Fernandez has reportedly risked angering Benfica officials after the Argentine defied club orders not to travel home for New Year, with the star 'increasing unlikely' to remain at the club as Chelsea seek to sign the World Cup winner.

Loris Karius could be set for a Newcastle United exit just four months after joining the club as they weigh up their goalkeeping options.

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has reportedly emerged as a target for Barcelona on a free transfer, as the winger enters the final months of his contract.

Everton's proposed new stadium appears to be taking shape after pictures emerged showing the progress that has been made at Bramley-Moore dock over the past year.

AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing PSV's Noni Madueke in the summer transfer window.

Crystal Palace, Everton and Southampton are monitoring the Championship's top scorer Chuba Akpom as they seek additional firepower in January.


Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal with Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr following his controversial exit from Manchester United
Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal have reportedly placed Lionel Messi shirts on sale in their club shop after Cristiano Ronaldo joined their rivals Al Nassr.

A section of Celtic supporters booed a minute's silence in remembrance of the Ibrox disaster victims before the Old Firm against Rangers.

Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi have both been handed "a few days off" after PSG's shock loss to Lens.


Joao Felix has Premier League interest but Atletico Madrid's €21m (£18.6m) price is a stumbling block for a loan move.

Michael Beale says he is not looking for any short-term signings in January as he looks to add quality over quantity to his Rangers squad.


Romelu Lukaku has said he wants to put his recent troubles behind him and secure a permanent move to Internazionale from Chelsea.


Manchester United are ready to make an offer worth around £53m to sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani, according to reports.

Arsenal have reportedly been following the progress of Montpellier striker Elye Wahi.


Hearts' Craig Halkett is fearing he'll be out until next season with a suspected cruciate ligament injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his Al Nassr contract allowing the Portugal forward, 37, to join Newcastle United on loan if they qualify for the Champions League this season. (Marca)

France centre-back Benoit Badiashile, 21, is in London to undergo a medical after Chelsea agreed a deal worth 38m euros (£33.6m) with Monaco. (Football London)

Liverpool are exploring a deal to buy Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, from Wolves in the summer. (Telegraph)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, is set to meet with Borussia Dortmund officials before 6 January, when he will inform them of his desire to leave this summer. The German club will seek 100m euros (£88.5m), plus add-ons that could take his total fee to about 140m euros (£124m). (AS)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have been approached about signing Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, on loan but Atletico Madrid are seeking a 15m euro loan fee (£13.3m), plus 6m euros (£5.3m) to cover his wages. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea, meanwhile, are in negotiations over the structure of a club record deal to sign 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal have submitted a second offer for Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, thought to be significantly below Shakhtar Donetsk's asking price of 100m euros (£88.5m). (ESPN)

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are interested in Randal Kolo Muani but Eintracht Frankfurt want 60-70m euros (£53-62m) for the France forward, 24. (Nicolo Schira)

Manchester City are set to win the race to sign Argentine midfielder Maximo Perrone, 19, from Velez Sarsfield. (90min)

Newcastle United are to continue talks with Flamengo over the signing of 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Franca. (90min)

Liverpool are interested in signing two central midfielders between now and the end of the 2023 summer transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano, via Mirror)

Manchester United want to keep England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, in January to maintain strength in depth for their squad. (Mail)

Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi hopes Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, stays with the club at least until the end of the season. (Argus)

Arsenal have activated clauses to extend the contracts of England winger Bukayo Saka and France centre-back William Saliba, both 21, by an extra year as talks continue over long-term agreements. (ESPN)

Nottingham Forest are willing to let Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, 25, leave the club just five months after joining from Watford in a deal worth £10m. (Athletic - subscription required)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante has had interest from Barcelona and Al Nassr but the 31-year-old could now sign a new contract at Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano, via CaughtOffside)

Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign 18-year-old Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda after Newcastle made first contact with his club Real Valladolid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, will leave Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer rather than seek a January move. (Sport - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday's Newspapers:

Chelsea are attempting to hijack Arsenal's move for Mykhaylo Mudryk and Shakhtar are set for talks with the Blues in London this week (The Sun).

It comes after the Blues' transfer target Enzo Fernandez returned to Benfica training on Tuesday morning after spending an unauthorised weekend in Argentina (The Sun).

The club remain in talks to sign the midfielder but remain reluctant to meet the €120m (£105.8m) release clause in his Benfica contract (Daily Telegraph).

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Rafael Leao, although they have been dealt a blow after his club AC Milan reportedly made a huge contract offer to the forward (The Sun).

One final one from Stamford Bridge, where they have also been hit in their pursuit of Weston McKennie after Juventus were reportedly contacted by Bournemouth (The Sun).

Manchester United have also been linked with McKennie, but it's unclear if he will link up with Erik ten Hag's squad this month (The Sun).

The Old Trafford club have reportedly reached out over a potential move for AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud (Daily Mirror).

They may have to move fast though, as Giroud is reportedly open to the possibility of moving to the United States with a few MLS teams interested in him (Daily Mail).

United's hunt for a forward has also led them to look at France international Randal Kolo Muani, according to reports, with Bayern Munich also interested (The Sun).

This comes following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure, and he is continuing to distance himself from long-term representative Jorge Mendes following his move to Al-Nassr (Daily Mirror).

Over to Tottenham, who are set to hold talks with Sporting on Wednesday over potential deals for Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards (Daily Mail).

They're also battling West Ham for Atalanta's Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi (Daily Mail).

That comes after Spurs' recruitment staff were at Goodison Park on Tuesday night to scout out Everton's Anthony Gordon (Daily Mail).

The Toffees suffered a 4-1 defeat to Brighton, and their boss Frank Lampard is fighting for his job after the latest humiliation (The Sun).

One from the current champions, with Manchester City planning to reward Rico Lewis with a new contract after the 18-year-old broke into Pep Guardiola's first team (Daily Mail).

Looking further down the table, and some good news for Southampton, as they are are close to agreeing a £7.5m deal for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mislav Orsic (The Sun).

The Saints have also opened talks over a deal for Lorient striker Terem Moffi and are plotting a £12m move for Racing Club midfielder Carlos Alcaraz (The Sun).

Leicester have expressed an interest in signing Martin Dubravka after Newcastle terminated the goalkeeper's loan move to Manchester United early (The Guardian).

Lionel Messi has made a "verbal pact" with Paris Saint-Germain to stay at the club beyond the end of the season, according to reports (The Sun).

Mark Hudson is coming under increasing pressure as Cardiff manager, with the club ready to try to persuade former boss Neil Warnock out of retirement if results do not improve (Daily Mail).

Chelsea are set to make a last-ditch attempt to hijack Arsenal's January bid for Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, despite the Gunners having already agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old. (Sun)

Chelsea are reluctant to meet the 120m euro (£105.8m) release clause in 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez's contract with Benfica, who want the fee paid in full to agree to the move. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The clubsspent Tuesday night locked in negotiations but have still not reached an agreement on key details on Fernandez's move and will continue talks on Wednesday. (Fabrizio Romano)

Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay has been linked with a return to Manchester United but Barcelona boss Xavi wants the 28-year-old to stay at the Nou Camp. (Metro)

Manchester United could still sell English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in January, despite the 25-year-old's impressive recent showings. (Athletic - subscription required - via Mail)

Tottenham are to hold talks with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday over potential deals for Spain right-back Pedro Porro, 23, and 24-year-old English midfielder Marcus Edwards. (Mail)

Newcastle United have ended their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram, 25, with Magpies boss Eddie Howe prioritising other positions. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich, Newcastle, Paris St-Germain and Liverpool are set to compete for the signature of Borussia Monchengladbach's 21-year-old French midfielder Man Utd Kone. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brentford are close to signing German forward Kevin Schade for £22m from Freiburg after the 21-year-old passed a medical. (Times - subscription required)

Brentford's 21-year-old Scottish forward Aaron Pressley has agreed a deal to join Accrington Stanley on loan. (Football Insider)

Chelsea, Newcastle United and Bayern Munich are interested in Leeds United keeper Illan Meslier, but the Elland Road club do not want to sell the 22-year-old Frenchman. (RMC Sport - in French)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is still hoping the club can agree a new deal with 25-year-old Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, who will be out of contract in the summer. (Goal)

Arsenal are ready to sell Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, but a move to Fulham is is being held up by the 31-year-old's wage demands. (Evening Standard)

Middlesbrough are in talks to sign Aston Villa's 21-year-old English striker Cameron Archer on loan for the rest of the season. (Teamtalk)

Southampton are close to agreeing a £7.5m deal for Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia midfielder Mislav Orsic, 30. (Sun)

Everton's English defender Michael Keane, 29, would be interested in a move to Premier League rivals West Ham in January. (Givemesport)

Southampton are also set to make a move for Racing Club's Argentine midfielder Carlos Alcaraz, 20, in an attempt to bolster their Premier League survival hopes this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City are planning to reward England Under-19 defender Rico Lewis, 18, with a new contract. (Mail)

Brazil defender Marquinhos, 28, is set to sign a contract extension with French champions Paris St-Germain. (Le Parisien - in French


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 5 January 2023 08:04, UK

Pep Guardiola is playing mind games with his comment that Manchester City must be 'almost perfect' to overhaul Arsenal to win the Premier League

David de Gea is hopeful of being able to see out his career at Manchester United as he closes in on a new contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned from making his much-vaunted debut for his Saudi Arabian side tomorrow night.
Shakhtar Donetsk are expected to reject Arsenal's improved bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk as Chelsea threaten to scupper the Gunners' move for the Ukraine winger.
Kaveh Solhekol and Dharmesh Sheth outline how Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign coveted Ukrainian Mykhailo Mudryk
Liverpool turned down the chance to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku last summer, according to reports, paving the way for him to join Chelsea.
Chelsea are the latest club to take an interest in signing Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
Everton have been left frustrated in their efforts to sign Aston Villa striker Danny Ings.
Business tycoon Sarbjot Johal is set to complete a takeover at Morecambe, delivering a knockout blow to Tyson Fury's interest in the League One side.
Benfica have rejected Chelsea's opening bid of £112m over three instalments for Enzo Fernandez and have demanded £106m up front.
French giants Paris St Germain are monitoring the situation of Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

Chelsea remain hopeful of hijacking Arsenal's move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk after holding talks over a potential transfer.
Arsenal have cooled their interest in Youri Tielemans and are not expected to make a move for the Leicester playmaker this month.
Manchester United have made an offer of £3.5m to sign Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, according to reports.

Declan Rice has taken offence to claims he has "given up" at West Ham after outlining his desire to win trophies and play Champions League football at the World Cup.
Cesc Fabregas has been pictured back at Arsenal as he works towards entering the world of coaching once he retires as a player.
Liverpool won't sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves this month as the midfielder wouldn't be able to play for the club until next season.

Chelsea have reportedly suffered a transfer blow with Marquinhos set to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is still optimistic that Youri Tielemans will sign a new contract before the end of the season.
Kit Symons has been dumped as Wales assistant manager for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has been appointed boss of Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Frank Lampard will take charge of Everton's FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester United on Friday, but his long-term job prospects remain in the balance.
Liverpool fear Virgil van Dijk could be sidelined until next month with a hamstring injury leaving the defender in a race to prove his fitness for the Champions League tie with Real Madrid.

Abdoulaye Doucoure could leave Everton during the January transfer window. The Premier League strugglers are open to negotiating a permanent sale of the 30-year-old Mali international.
Southampton have approached Villarreal midfielder Nicolas Jackson over a possible move to the south coast club (The Athletic).

Arsenal have been told to increase their bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk after it emerged Chelsea are exploring a move for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger.
Chelsea are edging closer to a full agreement over the £112m signing of Enzo Fernandez following overnight talks with Benfica.
Cristiano Ronaldo will earn £514,000 a day on his new Al Nassr salary, which equates to £21,400 per day, £357 a minute and £6 per second.

Midtjylland are interested in landing Giorgos Giakoumakis from Celtic - but first need to see if a January move is viable.
Hearts are said to be eyeing up an ambitious move for Newcastle starlet Garang Kuol just days after he officially joined the Premier League side.

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is one of the early contenders to become the next Everton manager.

Manchester United are prepared to offer 4m euros (£3.5m) to take Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix on loan for the rest of the season but the Spanish club want 12-13m euros (£10.6m-£11.4m) for the 23-year-old Portugal international. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Benfica have rejected Chelsea's first offer for Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. The Blues want to pay £112m across three years, but the Portuguese club want the 21-year-old's £106m release clause paid in full. (Mail)

Chelsea are interested in signing Brighton's Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21. (Ben Jacobs)

Real Madrid are increasingly confident of winning the chase for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, with their pitch to the 19-year-old being that they are the best place for young talent in Europe. (Independent)

Everton manager Frank Lampard will be in charge for the club's FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester United on Friday amid serious doubts about his longer-term future at Goodison Park. (Guardian)

Aston Villa have rejected a bid from Everton to sign English striker Danny Ings on loan. The Midlands club will only accept the 30-year-old, also attracting interest from Bournemouth, Southampton and West Ham, departing on a permanent deal. (Mail)

Everton are open to letting Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 30, leave the club on a permanent deal during January and talks have taken place with Fulham. (Athletic - subscription required)

Shakhtar Donetsk are set to turn down Arsenal's improved £62m bid for Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 22 on Thursday, as talks also take place with Chelsea. (Mail)

Chelsea are willing to beat any offer Arsenal make for Mudryk to beat the Gunners to his signing. (Independent)

Wolves are unaware of reported interest from Liverpool in Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes and the Molineux club see the 24-year-old as a long-term part of their future. (90 Min)

Liverpool will not attempt to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves this month because of Fifa transfer regulations - the Portugal midfielder could not play for Jurgen Klopp's side until next season following his move from Sporting Lisbon to Molineux in August. (Express)

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino is attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia, but the 31-year-old is leaning towards extending his contract with Liverpool as talks with the club continue. (Sky Germany)

Leicester City have held preliminary talks about signing Danish left-back Victor Kristiansen from FC Copenhagen, who might accept an initial fee of about £5-8m for the 20-year-old. (Telegraph)

Southampton are in talks with Villarreal midfielder Nicolas Jackson's camp about signing the 21-year-old Senegal international on loan with an option to buy in the summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are expected to sign Spain defender Inigo Martinez, 31, in the summer when his contract with Athletic Bilbao runs out. (Sport - in Spanish)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, could be offered out on loan by Barcelona as the La Liga giants bid to create space in their squad for January signings. (Fichajes - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 6 January 2023 07:51, UK

Real Madrid are confident they will win the race for Jude Bellingham's signature in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Jurgen Klopp faces having to omit at least two senior players from Liverpool's Champions League squad for the second half of the season following the signing of Cody Gakpo.

Manchester United are eyeing a possible move for Monaco and France centre-back Axel Disasi.Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez will reportedly break the law in Saudi Arabia as it is illegal for non-married couples to live together - but they aren't expected to be punished by authorities.
Eden Hazard has been offered a chance to resurrect his career by Turkish giants Fenerbahce, according to reports.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly given the green light for the Gunners to make a shock bid for Declan Rice in the summer.
The San Francisco 49ers' takeover of Leeds United could face opposition from a middle eastern buyer.
Roma are eager to tie Chris Smalling down with a new contract after watching him excel against Bologna on Wednesday evening, with Inter Milan interested in signing Smalling for free during the summer window.
Leicester City have asked about Lorient winger Dango Ouattara.
Aston Villa are showing interest in Las Palmas' highly-rated attacking midfielder Alberto Moleiro.
Southampton, QPR and Coventry are among the clubs interested in Hearts defender Alex Cochrane.
Southampton are exploring a loan move for Everton defender Michael Keane, 29, but the Goodison club will not loan to a rival.
Manchester United's medical team are still investigating the injury to Donny van de Beek's right knee before they will know how long the Dutchman faces on the sidelines.
Two of Britain's leading boxing referees are embroiled in a legal battle with the British Boxing Board of Control over allegations of victimisation and discrimination.

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is closing in on a £15m swoop for Real Betis left-back Alex Moreno.
Anthony Joshua has been told he does not fit in Tyson Fury's plans for 2023 - but can fight Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois instead.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has insisted Frenkie de Jong is "not for sale" in a blow to Manchester United.
Arsenal and Newcastle are reportedly monitoring Napoli winger Hirving Lozano.
Leandro Trossard is ready to quit Brighton in the summer after rejecting a new contract at the Amex Stadium, according to reports.

Erik ten Hag is on a collision course with former club Ajax after being told to cough up almost £40m for striker Mohammed Kudus.

England rugby internationals may need to accept lower salaries if the Gallagher Premiership is to have a sustainable future, according to club executives.
The families of 9/11 victims say they fear for their safety after it was claimed that the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is building "an intelligence file" on them.
Nick Evans is set to be appointed England's attack coach before the Six Nations.
UK Athletics is close to agreeing a new sponsorship deal with Nike that will involve an up-front payment of future earnings in a bid to resolve the financial crisis at the organisation.

Harry Kane says he will remember his penalty miss against France for the rest of his life - but insists it has made him even hungrier for success with Tottenham and England.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Pepe to join him at Al Nassr.

Brendan Rodgers has called on Leicester to sell anyone who doesn't want to be at the club during the January transfer window - including the seven players who are out of contract in the summer.
Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are in advanced talks over a loan move for Cameron Archer.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains convinced a new European Super League to initially compete with the Premier League will become a reality in the next two years.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for good fans to "shut up" racists after Lecce pair Samuel Umtiti and Lameck Banda were subjected to abuse during their Serie A game against Lazio.
Erik ten Hag has said he will not rush Jadon Sancho back into his first-team plans following his return to Carrington.

The age-fraud crisis to engulf Cameroon's Under-17 team has intensified after more players failed medical tests ordered by Samuel Eto'o, the president of the country's football association.
Henrik Stenson will play in his first DP World Tour event since being dismissed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for joining LIV Golf six months ago at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Manchester United are now prioritising the signing of a new forward for Erik ten Hag after resolving their brief goalkeeping dilemma.

Graeme Shinnie sealed his return to Aberdeen and admits he's desperate to take a trophy to Pittodrie at the second time of asking.
Stevie Crawford insists Dundee United have no fears about unleashing Salford City target Tony Watt on Rangers.

Former England Under-21 keeper Angus Gunn could finally be ready to switch his allegiance to Scotland.

Manchester United have held initial talks about signing France defender Axel Disasi from Monaco, but the 24-year-old is also being tracked by a number of rival Premier League clubs. (Mail)

Real Madrid are increasingly optimistic of their chances of beating Liverpool to the signing of England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. (Marca - in Spanish)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, is one of four Barcelona players not available for sale this month, according to the club's president Joan Laporta. (Mirror)

Ajax have set a £40m price tag for 22-year-old Ghana forward Mohammed Kudus, who is wanted by Manchester United. (Star)

Manchester United are interested in Eintracht Frankfurt's 24-year-old French forward Randal Kolo Muani. (Sky Germany)

Southampton are looking at the possibility of signing 29-year-old English defender Michael Keane from Everton. (Athletic - subscription required)

Saints have agreed a £6m deal with Dinamo Zagreb for Croatia forward Mislav Orsic. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester have enquired about signing Lorient's 20-year-old Burkina Faso winger Dango Ouattara. (Mail)

Six leading figures from the Premier League, Football Association and English Football League will meet on Friday to discuss reforms to the English football calendar, including the scrapping of FA Cup replays and an option for teams competing in Europe to field youth sides in the EFL Cup. (Times - subscription required)

Former Everton striker Wayne Rooney is on the Toffees' shortlist to become new manager if they decide to sack Frank Lampard. (Sun)

Manchester United have made a loan offer to Atletico Madrid for Joao Felix, with Arsenal also monitoring the 23-year-old Portugal forward. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are monitoring Aston Villa's 19-year-old English midfielder Tim Iroegbunam, who is on loan at Queens Park Rangers. (Teamtalk)

Ukraine midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk, 22, has informed Shakhtar Donetsk that he wants to join Arsenal in January. (90min)

Shakhtar director Darijo Srna dined with former Arsenal players Willian and Eduardo in London on Thursday. (Sun)

However, Chelsea are hopeful of sealing a deal for Mudryk after positive talks with Shakthar. (Guardian)

Coventry City could move for 31-year-old English midfielder Jamie Paterson, who is out of favour at Swansea City. (Coventry Live)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 7 January 2023 08:03, UK


Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix.
Aston Villa are in advanced talks with Real Betis over a £12m deal for Alex Moreno, as Unai Emery targets January signings.
Roberto Martinez is a contender for the Portugal national team job and may need to make a decision over staying in international football or returning to club management.
Arsenal will not be drawn into a bidding war with Chelsea in the battle for Mykhailo Mudryk and will refuse to pay over the odds for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger.Chelsea's owners remain confident Graham Potter will turn around the club's season and believe their crippling injury crisis is largely to blame for the run that has seen the team win just one of their last eight Premier League games and drop to 10th in the table.
Aston Villa are set to sign England midfielder Lucy Staniforth from Manchester United.
The Rugby Football Union hopes that a woman could be in contention to be appointed head coach of the England men's team within the next decade.

The FA will investigate after a homophobic chant was heard at Old Trafford during Manchester United's FA Cup third-round win over Everton.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
Thierry Henry has reportedly told Belgium that he wants to become the national team's head coach after serving as an assistant to Roberto Martinez.
Barcelona have ruled themselves out of a move for Manchester City star Bernardo Silva, as they refuse to stump up his £70.8m price tag.
Jude Bellingham has reportedly held talks with Borussia Dortmund over his next move amid interest from Real Madrid and a clutch of Premier League clubs in the England star.
Chelsea want reassurances that Mykhailo Mudryk wishes to join them before entering into an auction with Arsenal for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has held talks with Qatar Airways about a potential naming rights deal for the club's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Chelsea have asked about Spain's RB Leipzig winger Dani Olmo.
The Government has told the Premier League and EFL that it will not intervene in their negotiations over a new financial settlement despite Downing Street plans to introduce a football regulator.
Millwall are attracting interest from several American buyers, although none of the potential new owners appear willing to meet chairman John Berylson's asking price.
Tottenham have reduced the number of former players employed to entertain their corporate guests on matchdays, with club legend Paul Miller one of the casualties.
Bayern Munich's Moroccan defender Noussair Mazraoui will take some time away from football after being diagnosed with an inflammation of heart tissue after contracting Covid-19.

Trusts holding billions of dollars of assets for Roman Abramovich were amended to transfer beneficial ownership to his children shortly before sanctions were imposed on the Russian oligarch.
Eddie Jones says he is "getting to the stage of talking contracts" on a new job and will decide his future "in the next couple of weeks".

N'Golo Kanté is set to sign new Chelsea contract.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has lauded the qualities of England's Jude Bellingham but added he's happy to stick with the talented young midfielders already at the club.
The Premier League's investigation into alleged rule breaches by Manchester City has entered its fifth year with senior football figures believing the delay is an increasingly bad look for the English game.
The FA's chairwoman, Debbie Hewitt, has made a late decision to challenge Northern Ireland's David Martin for the British Fifa vice-presidency.
The European Super League rebels are refusing to go down without a fight despite an European Court of Justice (ECJ) setback against Uefa.
Rangers defender Borna Barisic has taken inspiration from Luka Modric as he intends to emulate his Croatian international team-mate by playing at a high level for several more years into his late 30s.
Owen Farrell faces an anxious wait to see if he will be cited and potentially banned - with the start of the Six Nations only four weeks away - for a high challenge during Saracens' narrow Gallagher Premiership win away to Gloucester last night in which his last-minute drop goal won the match for the visitors.

Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for Galatasaray's Sacha Boey should a Selhurst Park return not materialise for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Tottenham's Heung-min Son has revealed he loses sight of the ball while playing in a protective mask, but says he is still wearing it due to concern from his parents.

Manchester United have made a loan offer to sign Al Nassr striker Vincent Aboubakar, according to reports.
Chelsea are still keen on a Josko Gvardiol transfer but face competition from Tottenham for £88m-rated defender.
Manchester City are reportedly weighing up a move for Real Madrid ace Ferland Mendy.
Arsenal will wear a special all-white kit in the FA Cup on Monday as part of their 'No More Red' campaign to tackle knife crime.
Mykhailo Mudryk is split over joining Arsenal or Chelsea - triggering a fierce two-way battle between the Premier League giants.
Liverpool are reportedly concerned that Enzo Fernandez's transfer to Chelsea could price them out of a move to land Jude Bellingham.

Manchester United could add £250m to their transfer budget - but it would require a mass exodus, including stars such as Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire.
Besiktas want to end Dele Alli's loan - but Everton don't want him back, reports suggest.

Todd Boehly will not axe Graham Potter if he fails to deliver a top-four finish at Chelsea.
Manchester United fans aimed a homophobic chant at Frank Lampard during their side's FA Cup clash against Everton.

Lewis Hamilton is tipped to spend another two years in F1 despite stalled contract talks.

Southampton will watch Daizen Maeda in the League Cup semi-final next week as they consider a transfer bid for another Celtic star, according to a report.
The Ardon Jashari-to-Celtic transfer talk has got louder after the FC Luzern captain employed a new agent with clubs circling.
Ferencvaros star Aissa Laidouni has left the door open for a winter move from the Hungarian champions amid links with Celtic.

Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, wants to rejoin Manchester United six years after leaving Old Trafford. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester City are planning to revamp their midfield next season and Borussia Dortmund's England international Jude Bellingham, 19, is a key target. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund expect Bellingham to confirm in the coming weeks where he wants to play next season, with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City awaiting his decision. (90min)

Chelsea are continuing talks with Shakhtar Donetsk for Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, and Benfica's 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez after completing a deal to sign midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, from Brazilian side Vasco da Gama on Friday. (Metro)

Mudryk is split between joining Chelsea, who have offered to outbid any rival, and London rivals Arsenal. (Sun)

Arsenal will not be drawn into a bidding war with Chelsea for Mudryk and will step up their plans to sign Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, from Atletico Madrid. (Telegraph)

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is pushing for the club to sign both Mudryk and Felix in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Manchester United have agreed to sign Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar, 30, on loan from Al Nassr. (OKAZ, via Talksport)

Juventus and Barcelona are interested in Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha's contract situation at Crystal Palace, as the 30-year-old enters the final six months of his deal at Selhurst Park. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing the signature of 21-year-old Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are also interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach's 26-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram this month. (Foot Mercato - in French)

West Ham manager David Moyes faces a crucial two weeks, with Premier League fixtures against Wolves and Everton set to decide his future. (Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 8 January 2023 07:48, UK


Tottenham have targeted England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to replace captain Hugo Lloris.
Big-hitting Premier League clubs have been told a £65m bid could land Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.
Josko Gvardiol has admitted that Liverpool is his "dream" club as the transfer battle over the centre-back intensifies.
Erik ten Hag is taking Manchester United back to the future - by using Sir Alex Ferguson's blueprint to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.
Struggling Everton and Southampton are eyeing moves for former Burnley boss Sean Dyche if they decide to make a change.
Atletico Madrid are demanding a £9.5m loan fee and a commitment to buy at £70.5m from Manchester United as negotiations of Joao Felix hot up.
Manchester City have no fears that Pep Guardiola will walk away - because he has already rejected the chance to become the new coach of Brazil.
Real Madrid named a starting line-up without a Spanish footballer for the first time in the club's history in Saturday's La Liga defeat at Villarreal.

Manchester United winger Antony said he experienced a "shock" in the lead-up to his goalscoring appearance against Everton in the FA Cup.
Roberto Martinez has reached a verbal agreement to become the new head coach of Portugal's national team.


Crystal Palace are ready to fight Everton for Danny Ings' signature.
Jude Bellingham's admirers will have to pay around £100m up front if they hope to sign Europe's hottest property in the summer.
Sean Dyche heads a clutch of high-profile managers ready to answer Everton's SOS should Frank Lampard be sacked.
Newcastle, Everton, West Ham and Leeds are not prepared to pay Blackburn's £15m asking price to sell Ben Brereton Diaz in January.
Mykhailo Mudryk is split over joining Arsenal or Chelsea as the London clubs fight for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger's signature.
Newcastle and Brighton are chasing Dundee United's teenage star Rory MacLeod.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr debut is one step closer after the Saudi club ripped up Vincent Aboubakar's contract.
Manchester United have suffered a transfer blow in their bid to sign Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Charlton Athletic's mystery takeover bidders are the Lenagan family - owners of Rugby League giants Wigan Warriors.
Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves has confirmed that the Brazilian club attempted to sign Cristiano Ronaldo before he made his record-breaking move to Al-Nassr.
AC Milan have handed Arsenal a transfer blow after agreeing a new long-term contract for Ismael Bennacer.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Giannis Konstantelias in a £10m transfer from PAOK.
Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach over a transfer for striker Marcus Thuram.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp conceded that he felt sympathy for Wolves after a broken VAR camera potentially denied them a legal winner at Anfield.
Manchester United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Wout Weghorst after he appeared to wave goodbye to Besiktas supporters.

Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds admitted to being left "completely and totally speechless" following his side's stunning victory in the FA Cup third round.
A Sikh semi-professional footballer took matters into his own hands after claiming an opposition player tried to pull down his patka - a religious head covering.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Erik ten Hag a list of demands shortly after the Dutchman took over as Manchester United boss last year, according to former Red Devils striker Dwight Yorke.
Al Nassr are reportedly planning to use boss Rudi Garcia's links to Eden Hazard to bring him to the club after signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Erik ten Hag has slammed Manchester United's transfer policy prior to his arrival, claiming the club have signed 'average players' and that he needs to make big changes to turn the team's fortunes around.
Benoit Badiashile has revealed his excitement at getting the chance to play alongside Thiago Silva at Chelsea
Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray is considering recalling young attacker Jack Diamond from his productive loan spell at Lincoln.
Manchester United have introduced a 'Ronaldo rule' to ensure nobody inside the Old Trafford dressing room is paid significantly more than their team-mates.
Football's most powerful agents are preparing to launch a legal challenge against FIFA's controversial new regulations of their industry.
Premier League fans are being left short-changed as new figures reveal they are watching less on-field action than ever before.
Chelsea have completed the signing of Ivory Coast star David Datro Fofana from Norwegian champions Molde, despite a last-ditch bid by the striker's boyhood club to have the deal halted.
Zinedine Zidane has turned down an offer to manage the USA men's national team, according to a new report.
Aston Villa are continuing discussions over a £12m deal for Alex Moreno, the Real Betis left-back.
Villa also want a winger with 19-year-old Alberto Moleiro of Las Palmas and Gerard Deulofeu of Udinese among their options.
Fulham are looking at alternatives should they fail to agree personal terms with main target Cedric Soares of Arsenal, with Norwich's Max Aarons, Danny McNamara of Millwall and Luton's James Bree all under consideration.
Chelsea's owners are just as committed to Graham Potter as their head coach as they were on his appointment and consider themselves 'collectively responsible' for the recent poor form, which has seen the club win one in eight Premier League games.

Mark Hughes has described Gianluca Vialli as a "beautiful human", as he paid an emotional tribute to his former Chelsea team-mate after his death at 58.
Pep Guardiola believes that dropping Kalvin Phillips for being "overweight" has taught the Manchester City midfielder a valuable lesson - that he has to be "perfect" all year.

Ange Postecoglou says winning silverware is all but written into his Celtic contract.
Norwich City star Todd Cantwell is on a Rangers transfer hit list drawn up by Michael Beale.

Michael Beale says Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is lucky that he can spend serious money on new signings.
Rangers boss Michael Beale wants midfield powerhouse John Lundstram to sign a new long-term contract at Ibrox.
Former Hibs striker Momodou Bojang has contacted the PFA claiming he was treated poorly by the club during his loan spell there.

The Rugby Football Union has been told that more women need Premiership coaching roles if its dream of having a female in charge of the England men's team is to become a reality.

Owen Farrell is expected to be cited for a high tackle during Saracens' victory over Gloucester on Friday and could miss England's Six Nations opener against Scotland on February 4.

Atletico Madrid are demanding a £9.5m loan fee and a commitment to buy for £70m from Manchester United as negotiations continue for Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23. (Sunday Mirror)

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who was head coach of Belgium for six years before leaving after the 2022 World Cup, has reached a verbal agreement to take charge of Portugal.(Athletic - subscription required)

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has turned down an offer to become United States coach. (L'Equipe via Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur have targeted Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, to replace France captain Hugo Lloris, 36. (Sunday Mirror)

Al-Nassr have released Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, 30, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, to free up space in their squad to register Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (Al-Riyadh)

Crystal Palace are ready to rival Everton in an attempt to sign former England striker Danny Ings, 30, from Aston Villa. (Sun)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has told Leandro Trossard he "wants more from him" after dropping the Belgium forward amid speculation linking the 28-year-old with a move to Newcastle United and Chelsea. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has warned Chelsea and Liverpool that only a huge fee will see the Seagulls sell 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Metro)

Chelsea have opened talks with Borussia Monchengladbach over a January move for their 26-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, who is out of contract in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds United are looking at Hoffenheim's French forward Georginio Rutter, 20. (Sky Sports Germany)

Ukrainian football agent Igor Kryvenko believes Shakhtar Donetsk will not let Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 22, leave for the reported £88m being offered by Arsenal, saying it was an "inadequate price". (Footboom via

Aston Villa's French defender Frederic Guilbert, 28, has hinted he could be poised for a move away from Villa Park in the January transfer window. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers want £15m for their Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz - despite the 23-year-old's contract running out in the summer. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 9 January 2023 06:11, UK


Tottenham are among one of multiple clubs monitoring the situation of Brighton winger Leandro Trossard.
Harry Maguire will not be joining Aston Villa in the January window, despite recent speculation the Manchester United skipper could be on his way to their Premier League rivals.
Premier League title contenders Arsenal and Newcastle United have enquired about the possibility of landing one of Barcelona's brightest talents, Alejandro Balde.

Tottenham Hotspur are tracking Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as they prepare to sign a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris in the summer.
Burnley and Besiktas are in discussions about cancelling Wout Weghorst's loan after the Netherlands striker pleaded with the Turkish club to let him join Manchester United.

Manchester United star Antony has told of his terror after crashing his BMW sports car on a motorway on New Year's Eve.
Besiktas sporting director Ceyhun Kazanci has insisted that Manchester United will have to compensate them should they sign Wout Weghorst.
Jude Bellingham forgot his passport before jetting off with Borussia Dortmund and needed his mum to bail him out.
West Brom boss Carlos Corberan is keeping an eye on midfielder Lewis O'Brien at Nottingham Forest.
Chelsea's massive injury crisis could cost Mason Burstow a loan move.

Manchester United have received an apology from the Premier League for scheduling their match against Crystal Palace for later this month. The decision means that Erik ten Hag's side will play four games in the space of just 12 days.
Leeds United sporting director Victor Orta could bring two new players to Elland Road over the coming days, with a full agreement edging closer for Georginio Rutter and a bid dispatched for World Cup star Azzedine Ounahi, as the Whites put plans in place to pull away from the Premier League relegation zone.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is expected to stay at Old Trafford beyond the January transfer window despite shock rumours linking him with a move to Aston Villa.
Zinedine Zidane has reportedly rejected an offer to coach the men's United States National Team, offering a glimmer of hope to any Premier League clubs retaining an interest in his services.

Excited Michael Beale says he can't wait to get his hands on his new Rangers recruits - but admits he's not sure if he'll have them wrapped up in time for Hampden.
Hearts have won the loan race for Aussie World Cup wonderkid Garang Kuol.
Lee Johnston insists his Hibs side earned the right to celebrate for stopping the rot after a week of getting slaughtered.

Arsenal are interested in 19-year-old Barcelona defender Alejandro Balde, who is yet to sign a contract extension. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle are preparing for a summer move for Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old France forward Moussa Diaby. (Bild - in German)

Aston Villa are close to a breakthrough in talks to sign 29-year-old Spanish defender Alex Moreno from Real Betis. (Football Insider)

Southampton are considering a move for Celtic's 25-year-old Japan forward Daizen Maeda. (Sky Sports)

Racing Club have rejected Southampton's bid for 20-year-old Argentine midfielder Carlos Alcaraz. (The Athletic - subscription)

Southampton have had a £15m bid rejected by Lorient for 23-year-old Nigeria striker Terem Moffi. (Mail)

Manchester United have dismissed speculation linking England defender Harry Maguire with Aston Villa and do not expect him to leave the club in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Qatar Sports Investments, owners of Paris St-Germain, are looking to make a minority investment in another team and have held exploratory talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. (CBS Sports)

Manchester City expect to complete the £6.5m signing of 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 midfielder Maximo Perrone from Velez Sarsfield this week. (Mail)

Roma director Tiago Pinto is confident England defender Chris Smalling, 30, will sign a new contract. (Football Italia)

Manchester United, Newcastle, Arsenal and Chelsea remain interested in 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, who could be on his way out of Barcelona in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid want to re-sign former academy graduate and Manchester United forward Alejandro Garnacho, but United are unlikely to let the 18-year-old Argentine leave. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United are considering a move for 36-year-old Inter Milan and Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, who spent four years at Manchester City. (Mail)

Manager Ruben Amorim says Sporting Lisbon do not fear interest from Tottenham in 23-year-old Spain defender Pedro Porro and 23-year-old English ex-Spurs midfielder Marcus Edwards. (Standard)

Tottenham are tracking Brentford's Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, as they seek a long-term successor to 36-year-old France's Hugo Lloris in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 10 January 2023 07:15, UK


Manchester United are plotting a move for Tottenham forward Harry Kane this summer, with the club making a new striker their 'prime objective'.
Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Wout Weghorst despite Besiktas refusing to rip up his loan deal from Burnley.
Kalvin Phillips is in line to make a full Manchester City debut seven months after his £42m summer move.
Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol discuss Manchester United's potential move for Burnley's Wout Weghorst on loan
Benfica's Roger Schmidt appears to have declared Chelsea's pursuit of wonderkid Enzo Fernandez as over in a recent press conference.
West Ham have made a new approach for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri.
Rafael Leao rejected claims he had demanded wages of £8.8m-a-year at AC Milan, with the current Serie A champions looking to extend the youngster's deal.
Bayern Munich have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani.

FA Cup matches using the video assistant referee have been relying on dramatically fewer camera angles than are made available in the Premier League at the same venues.
Nottingham Forest have launched an £18m move for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.

Manchester United are still confident of landing Netherlands forward Wout Weghorst on loan despite Turkish club Besiktas insisting no deal is in place.
Chelsea have verbally agreed to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season.
Despite being under pressure at Chelsea, The Daily Mail's Craig Hope believes Graham Potter will be given more time to turn things around by owner Todd Boehly
Jordan Pickford has told Everton he wants to stay at the club.
Leeds are reportedly keeping track of Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres in case their move for Georginio Rutter breaks down.
Newcastle are one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing Mallorca star Kang-in Lee, according to reports.
Newcastle want to launch a transfer bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.
Chelsea are believed to be close to signing Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, according to Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol

Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk are reportedly close to agreeing a transfer fee ahead of Mykhailo Mudryk's proposed move to the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta confessed it was strange seeing Arsene Wenger back at Emirates Stadium after the Arsenal legend made his long-awaited return to the club.
Chelsea have been handed a major blow to their hopes of sealing the signing of Josko Gvardiol after RB Leipzig reaffirmed their commitment to keeping him.
Kaveh Solhekol claims Enzo Fernandez is set to stay at Benfica due to Chelsea's unwillingness to activate the release clause in his contract
Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window.
Police will visit 1,000 homes this week as part of a massive crackdown on illegal television streaming.

Tottenham will have to pay Pedro Porro's £36.7m release clause if they want to sign him in January.
Chelsea are poised to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atlético Madrid for the rest of the season as they try to find a way out of the slump that left them off the pace in the Premier League and out of the FA Cup.

Celtic are set to cash in on striker Giorgos Giakoumakis in a deal worth up to £8m - three times what he cost.
Michael Beale has told Allan McGregor he faces a fight to reclaim the No 1 spot at Rangers.

Urawa Red Diamonds have offered Giorgos Giakoumakis a double-your-money offer in a bid to win the growing race for the Celtic striker.
Torino are set to revive their interest in Josip Juranovic and battle Serie A rivals Monza for the Celtic full-back after the Italian side suffered a hammer injury blow.

Burnley's Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst, 30, who is on loan at Besiktas, has offered to pay a compensation fee to the Turkish club out of his own pocket to force through a move to Manchester United, and could seal the switch by Tuesday. (Gokhan Dinc via Express)

Benfica boss Roger Schmidt says Chelsea's pursuit of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has a release clause of about £106m, is "closed". (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid want to extend Portugal forward Joao Felix's contract by one year until 2027 before the 23-year-old joins Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach's 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, whose contract runs out in the summer, and the Blues are also considering a move for PSV Eindhoven and England Under-21s forward Noni Madueke, 20. (Times - subscription required)

Brighton have rejected a verbal offer from Tottenham for Belgium forward Leandro Trossard and the Seagulls have no intention of selling the 28-year-old in January. (Football Insider)

West Ham United have renewed their interest in Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri and hope to sign the 25-year-old Morocco international on loan for the rest of the season. (Times - subscription required)

Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign French forward Georginio Rutter, 20, in a move worth up to a club record £35.3m from German club Hoffenheim. (Sky Sports, via Sky in Germany)

Leeds United will allow English forward Joe Gelhardt to go out on loan in January as the 20-year-old has been told he does not figure in manager Jesse March's plans for the rest of the season. (Football Insider)

Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Danilo for £18m plus add-ons from Palmeiras. (Mail)

Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr want to sign 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract with Barcelona will run out in the summer. (ESPN)

Arsenal have appointed former England Futsal player Hussein Isa, nicknamed 'Tekkers Guru', as a technical coach. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who has worked on TV adverts as a Lionel Messi body double, will start his role before the 2023-24 season. (Athletic)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 11 January 2023 07:03, UK


Mauricio Pochettino is waiting in the wings to become the new Chelsea boss if Graham Potter is sacked and the Argentine would be willing to take over if the club called.
Steven Gerrard is being considered for a shock new role as Poland head coach after being sacked by Aston Villa.
Chelsea could hijack Tottenham's move for Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Porro, according to reports.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that the club's fans are losing patience with boss Graham Potter following their recent run of poor form
West Ham are keeping tabs on Carlos Corberan with pressure growing on manager David Moyes.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to have a firesale of stars as they look to balance the books
David Beckham made a bizarre getaway after braving the elements to watch son Romeo make his debut for Brentford's second string.

Pep Guardiola hinted that he may go with a left-field team selection for the Manchester derby on Saturday after admitting that some "ridiculous" thoughts about his starting XI had occupied his mind in the past few days.

Manchester United moved closer to signing Wout Weghorst until the end of the season after Besiktas agreed to accept £2.5m in compensation to let the Holland striker leave.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is attracting interest from Spain as the imminent arrival of Joao Felix provides an extra obstacle towards the Chelsea striker's chances of regular football.
Atletico Madrid could sign former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay to replace Chelsea-bound Joao Felix.
Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners insists he is '100 per cent focused' on the Italian club despite being flattered by reports linking him with a move to Liverpool.
Al-Nassr are eyeing a move for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets in the wake of their £175m-a-year capture of Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Paris Saint-Germain are eager for Lionel Messi to see out his career in the French capital and have made it clear they are against him re-joining Barcelona.
Gareth Bale is set to be offered a roving role by the Welsh FA following his retirement from football on Monday.
Leicester City have reportedly stretched ahead of their Premier League rivals in the race for Harry Souttar, with the Stoke City defender seemingly destined to make the step up to England's top flight.
Newcastle have denied making a verbal approach for Borussia Dortmund teenager Youssoufa Moukoko.
The Athletic journalist David Ornstein reviews Newcastle United journey so far since their takeover and Eddie Howe becoming the manager in for The Magpies as they reach their first semi-final since 2005.
Manchester United were reportedly interested in signing Julian Alvarez before the Argentine forward completed a move to rivals Man City.

Lionel Messi is set to have his World Cup success honoured by Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes but Kylian Mbappe will not be present for the event.

Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Wout Weghorst. They have a deal in principle to pay Besiktas about €3m (£2.7m) to end the striker's loan early and take him from his parent club Burnley for the rest of the season.
Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have given county coaches a how-to guide on their bold new approach to Test cricket as England try to spread the so-called 'Bazball' revolution through the domestic game.

Paris Saint-Germain are planning to monitor Sergio Ramos between now and the end of the season before deciding whether to offer him a contract extension.
PSG remain 'quietly confident' that Lionel Messi will sign a new deal, but do they have competition from MLS side Inter Miami?

Aston Villa have signed a three-year deal with a controversial gambling sponsor axed by Norwich City over sexually provocative adverts.
MCC has apologised and admitted it "upset many members" by cancelling the Eton-Harrow and Oxford-Cambridge fixtures at Lord's.
Joao Felix has flown to London to have a medical with Chelsea ahead of a loan move until the end of the season
A cricket club more than 100 years old could be forced to fold following complaints from a neighbour about flying cricket balls.

Mexican side Tigres have reportedly made a final bid for Eintracht Frankfurt star Rafael Santos Borre before turning to Rangers star Alfredo Morelos as a January option.
Robby McCrorie's hopes of making an early impression on new Rangers boss Michael Beale have been dashed by injury.

Rangers transfer target Todd Cantwell has been spotted visiting another club amid growing speculation over his future.
Celtic star Josip Juranovic is at the centre of a huge bust-up between his former clubs in Croatia that's set to go to FIFA to resolve... before he even completes his big money transfer.

Real Madrid want to sign England striker Harry Kane for next season. The 29-year-old's current deal at Tottenham runs until 2024 and he could cost up to 100m euros (£88.3m). (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Poland have approached former Rangers and Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard about becoming their new manager. (Polish publication Meczyki, via Mail)

Arsenal are considering making a move for 32-year-old Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard, who retired from international duty with Belgium in December. (Mediafoot - in French)

Chelsea have joined Tottenham in wanting to sign Spain defender Pedro Porro this month - but have hit the same issue as Spurs in any move for the 23-year-old, as Sporting Lisbon want his 45m euro (£36.7m) release clause paid in full. (90 Min)

Besiktas have agreed to accept about £2.7m from Manchester United to allow Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst, 30, to end his loan from Burnley early and move to Old Trafford until the end of the season. However, the Turkish side want to have a replacement lined up before allowing the move to go through. (Guardian)

Mauricio Pochettino would be interested in the Chelsea job if they sack Graham Potter. (Sun)

Wolves are preparing an improved offer of around £8m for Nice midfielder Mario Lemina after an initial bid for the 29-year-old Gabon international was turned down. (Mail)

Wolves have also held talks with Bristol City over a deal for England Under-20 midfielder Alex Scott but are reluctant to meet the 19-year-old's £25m price tag. (Telegraph)

West Ham are considering West Brom boss Carlos Corberan as a potential replacement for David Moyes at the end of the season. (Sun)

Leicester have approached Fiorentina over a deal for 24-year-old Argentina forward Nico Gonzalez. (Gianluca di Marzio)

Southampton are keen to appoint Manchester City academy boss Jason Wilcox as their new director of football. (Mail)

Everton are in negotiations with Villarreal over a loan deal for former Bournemouth midfielder Arnaut Danjuma, 25. (Bruno Alemany - in Spanish)

Nottingham Forest are also interested in Netherlands international Danjuma. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid are looking at Barcelona's Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 28, as one of a number of possible replacements for 23-year-old Portugal international Joao Felix, who is set to join Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season. ( - in Italian)

The signing of Felix will not impact Chelsea's move for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku, 25. The France international will join the Blues in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle United have made an approach for Germany forward Youssoufa Moukoko, who is also a target for Chelsea, and could sign the 18-year-old on a free transfer when his Borussia Dortmund contract runs out in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Marseille and France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 23, is the subject of an offer from an unnamed Premier League club. (L'Equipe - in French)

Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, 24, says it is "nice to see" him being linked with Liverpool but that he is "100% focused on Atalanta" and "so happy" to play for the Serie A side. (Goal)

Wolves have renewed their interest in English defender Craig Dawson, whose West Ham deal runs out in the summer. The Molineux club missed out on bringing in the 32-year-old centre-back last summer. (Express & Star)

Bournemouth are in talks to sign 20-year-old Burkina Faso winger Dango Ouattara from French Ligue 1 side Lorient. (Athletic - subscription required


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 12 January 2023 08:07, UK


Manchester United have reportedly set their sights on Goncalo Ramos and Mohammed Kudus as striker targets for the summer transfer window.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is reportedly set to leave the club for free at the end of the season.
Europe's top celebrity golf circuit would welcome Gareth Bale "with open arms" - allowing him to compete against fellow sporting legends such as Gianfranco Zola, Robbie Fowler, Andrew Strauss and Damon Hill.
Leicester City have contacted Fiorentina to discuss a potential £25m move for their Argentine winger Nicolas Gonzalez.
Manchester United starlet Zidane Iqbal is reportedly keen on leaving the club on loan this month.
Wolves are stepping up talks with Nice over a £10m move for former Fulham and Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.
West Ham are exploring a move for Lorient's £25m-rated striker Terem Moffi after being snubbed by Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri.
Unai Emery is targeting a reunion with Matteo Guendouzi - after making Alex Moreno his first signing at Aston Villa.

Fulham plan to offer manager Marco Silva a new contract as they look to secure his long-term future following the club's impressive Premier League return.
Nottingham Forest are set to approach Atletico Madrid to discuss a potential loan move for central defender Mario Hermoso.
Wolves want to sign Brazilian centre-back Felipe from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.
Manchester City are considering recalling Liam Delap from his loan at Stoke City amid interest from other clubs.


Old Trafford chiefs have acknowledged Manchester United paid over the odds to sign Antony from Ajax last summer, according to reports.
Former Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is reportedly on his way back to the Premier League and could earn his old side some money in the process.

Paris Saint-Germain have recorded the highest-ever wage bill for a professional football club at €728m (£645m) a year, according to Football Benchmark's European Champions Report 2023.
Jason Wilcox has handed in his resignation as Manchester City's academy director ahead of a proposed move to Southampton.
Barcelona have been ordered by a court to pay €7.7m to their former player Matheus Fernandes, whose contract they terminated in June 2021.
Barcelona Women face being kicked out of the Copa de la Reina after the Liga F leaders fielded an ineligible player in their 9-0 victory over Osasuna.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is in talks with AC Milan to end his loan with the Italian club and make him available for a move elsewhere.
Leeds are focused on bringing a striker to Elland Road as a priority, with a move for Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi not ruled out for later in the window.
Watford are hoping to take Manchester United's Facundo Pellistri on loan for the rest of the season.
Chelsea are braced for the possibility of midfielder Jorginho leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season when his contract expires.


Arsenal could have a second chance to sign Barcelona forward Raphinha after missing out on the Brazil star during the summer transfer window.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly earmarked Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha for a potential summer swoop.

PSG have banned Lionel Messi from parading the World Cup around the Parc des Princes - after Argentina beat France in a thrilling final last month.
Mauricio Pochettino reportedly has his eyes on the Chelsea job should the Blues relieve Graham Potter of his duties in the near future.
Tickets for Fulham's Premier League clash with Chelsea have not sold out - and fans are raging at the extortionate cost.

Poland want to make a decision by the end of the month on who their next manager will be, with Steven Gerrard one of the favoured candidates.
Football's lawmakers will discuss measures to increase playing time and reduce time-wasting.

Motherwell are set to become the latest SPFL club to go shopping in the Asian market as they have launched an ambitious bid to land Japan midfielder Riku Danzaki.
Kevin Nisbet's contract will be a top priority for Hibs' incoming director of football - to avoid the striker running down his deal like Ryan Porteous.

Blackburn are the English Championship club who have had a bid rejected for Rangers target Todd Cantwell.
St Mirren have posted a concerning loss of £1.6m as part of their latest annual financial report.
Filip Helander could be set to leave Rangers at the end of the season.

Manchester United and Chelsea are considering moves for Southampton's 25-year-old England defender Kyle Walker-Peters. (Talksport)

West Ham have spoken to Amiens about signing 22-year-old Senegal defender Formose Mendy. (The Athletic - subscription)

Leeds are making progress in a deal for Hoffenheim's France Under-21 striker Georginio Rutter, 20. (The Athletic - subscription)

Tottenham have decided not to trigger an option in the contract of Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 30, to extend his stay beyond this season. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa have had a bid rejected for Marseille's 23-year-old France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who played under Villa manager Unai Emery at Arsenal. (Mail)

Wolves are stepping up talks over a £10m deal for 29-year-old Nice and Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, who played for Southampton and Fulham. (Sun)

Wolves want to sign Brazilian defender Felipe, 33, from Atletico Madrid. (Reuters)

Atletico could move for Leicester and Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 26, as Felipe's replacement. (Matteo Morretto on Twitter - in Italian)

West Ham will block any move for 32-year-old Jamaica striker Michail Antonio, who is of interest to Wolves. (Express & Star)

Fulham are planning to offer manager Marco Silva a new contract following their impressive Premier League return. (Mail)

Championship side Watford want to sign 21-year-old Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri from Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription)

Chelsea's former Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, wants to return to Barcelona. (AS - in Spanish)

Aston Villa are willing to listen to offers for 29-year-old France defender Lucas Digne only a year after his move from Everton. (Football Insider)

Chelsea's 31-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho is set to leave on a free transfer this summer. He favours a return to Serie A rather than extending his contract. (Telegraph - subscription)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, is likely to return to Atletico Madrid after his loan spell with Chelsea expires this summer, which could suggest the departure of Atletico manager Diego Simeone after their relationship soured. (Mirror)

Chelsea will continue negotiations with Borussia Monchengladbach for 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 13 January 2023 07:44, UK


Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk have reportedly come to an agreement on the fee for Mykhailo Mudryk with talks now entering the 'final stage'
Manchester United will block any request made by Nottingham Forest to play loanee Dean Henderson in their two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final.
Barcelona star Memphis Depay has an offer on the table to join Newcastle, according to reports in Spain.
Southampton manager Nathan Jones is ready to raid his old club Luton for defender James Bree.
Nottingham Forest are interested in bringing Ben Brereton Diaz back to the club and sending Emmanuel Dennis to Blackburn on loan in return.

Joao Cancelo's spell on Manchester City's bench has sparked interest from European clubs, who will monitor whether the Portugal full-back will be available in the transfer market this summer.
Manchester United will have to qualify for the Champions League and raise significant money through player sales if Erik ten Hag is to sign the midfielder and striker he wants this summer - even if the Glazers sell the club.
Chelsea are considering a move for highly-rated Real Madrid defender Rafa Marin, who could be available for a knockdown price this summer.
Julen Lopetegui is facing a Football Association investigation after allegedly confronting Morgan Gibbs-White in the stormy scenes that followed his Wolverhampton Wanderers side's League Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Lionel Messi is being eyed up by Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal in a deal worth £245m per year.
Everton are interested in signing Lille forward Timothy Weah.
Wolves are in talks to sign Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.
Liverpool target Sofyan Amrabat wants to join Atletico Madrid.
Fulham are pushing to sign Rennes captain Hamari Traore.
Tottenham's bid to sign Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Porro could be sabotaged by two of Spurs' own players, according to reports.
Bournemouth are keen on re-signing their ex-forward Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal - but face competition.

Darwin Nunez was a notable absentee from Liverpool training on Thursday and could miss the trip to Brighton this weekend.
Chelsea could face the prospect of having to play at Wembley for five years as they look at plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge.
Everton are to step up their pursuit of out-of-favour Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga.
Everton striker Ellis Simms could be heading back to Sunderland this month.

Mykhailo Mudryk has given the clearest indication yet he is joining Arsenal in another social media post.
Mario Lemina is closing in on a move to Wolves after the Premier League strugglers agreed a £9m fee with Nice for the midfielder.
Manchester United have been presented with a raft of stadium expansion options - which include the demolition of Old Trafford and building of a brand new home.
West Ham retain an interest in Lorient forward Terem Moffi but believe a deal would be beyond their budget this month.
Everton, Fulham, Brighton and Sevilla are reportedly among the clubs keeping a close eye on USA star Timothy Weah this month after he impressed at the World Cup.
Joao Felix's red card against Fulham is set to cost Chelsea a huge £2.1m after he joined the Blues on Wednesday.

Sporting Lisbon are maintaining that Pedro Porro will only be allowed to leave the Portuguese side if a club pays his €45m (£39.9m) release clause.
Nottingham Forest have agreed a fee of €20m (£17.8m) for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo - and he will arrive in England for a medical this weekend.

World Cup television crews were ordered to show FIFA president Gianni Infantino at least once during matches in Qatar and to ensure he was not pictured while on his mobile phone.
Chelsea's new signing David Datro Fofana is at the centre of a court case involving his former club Molde in Norway over the proceeds of his transfer.
Ilkay Gundogan accused his Manchester City team-mates of lacking hunger and desire before what he predicts will be one of the toughest derbies in years.
Steve Smith is set to play in the County Championship at the start of the season as preparation for the summer's Ashes series and is in negotiations with a number of counties including Sussex.

Chelsea are lining up a move for Brighton's Moises Caicedo after encountering frustration in attempts to bolster their midfield by signing Benfica's Enzo Fernandez.
A Saudi Arabian businessman is leading bidding to watch the latest chapter in Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's celebrated rivalry with a 10m riyals (£2.2m) offer for a ticket to next Thursday's friendly.
An investigation has been launched after millions of dollars reportedly went missing from an account belonging to eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

Reported Rangers target Dion Sanderson has left Birmingham City reeling as an injury has left boss John Eustace urging "caution" over the Wolves loanee.
Celtic are one of three clubs interested in Polish forward Szymon Wlodarczyk.

Celtic's South Korean signing target Gue-Sung Cho has opened up on his dream - to play in the English Premier League.
Rangers have been heavily linked with a move for Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell this month.

Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, rivals of Cristiano Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr, are targeting 35-year-old Argentina and Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi in a $300m-per-year (£245.9m) deal. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are back in for Juventus and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, who is valued at 110m euros (£97.7m) (La Repubblica - in Italian)

The Gunners have submitted a new bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 22, with a deal moving closer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are considering making a bid for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, following their frustrations in trying to sign Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, from Benfica. (Guardian)

Tottenham are interested in signing Belgium winger Leandro Trossard, 28, from Brighton. (Evening Standard)

Clubs in Spain, France, Germany and Italy are monitoring the situation of Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, after he lost his regular place in the Manchester City side. (Telegraph)

Wolves have had a bid accepted for Paris St-Germain and Spain midfielder Pablo Sarabia, 30. (AS - in Spanish)

Southampton could move for Luton Town's English right-back James Bree, 25, as they look to sign a full-back this month. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leeds United's deal for French Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter, 20, will be around £35m - a club record fee. (Sky Sports)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the £16m signing of 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Danilo from Palmeiras. (Telegraph- subscription required)

Everton are looking to sign two forwards this month. (Football Insider)

Manchester United and Sweden winger Anthony Elanga is one of the players Everton are targeting and want the 20-year-old on an initial loan deal. (Mail)

Besiktas are interested in Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 31, as a replacement for outgoing Dutch forward Wout Weghorst, 30, who is set to join Manchester United. (Fotospor, via Metro)

Wolves have activated the clause worth £44.4m to make 23-year-old Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha's loan deal from Atletico Madrid into a permanent move. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brentford have made an offer to Antalyaspor to sign United States forward Haji Wright, 24. (Tom Bogert)

Bournemouth are confident of re-signing the Netherlands midfielder Arnaut Danjuma, 25, from Villarreal amid reported interested from Everton. (Athletic - subscription required)

Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko had been linked with Newcastle United but the 18-year-old is now set to sign a new contract with Borussia Dortmund after a breakthrough in negotiations. (Sky Germany)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's newspapers.


Chelsea's underperforming stars are facing a fight for their futures with the club's owners planning to overhaul the squad and end the era of player power at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are conducting a review of the club's medical department as they attempt to find reasons behind the devastating injury crisis amid fears among players that the decision to sack long-standing staff has backfired.

Manchester United have received serious takeover interest from the Middle East, Asia and America and are poised to invite formal bids from them by a mid-February deadline.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was effectively told off for being too passionate by the Football Association in the form of a letter, sent to Zinchenko in August as a result of his exuberant celebrations during Arsenal's victory over Fulham.


Chelsea have no intention of axing manager Graham Potter - despite their alarming run of form.

Tottenham are scouting Israeli wonderkid Oscar Gloukh, according to reports.

Newcastle look set to steal Sergej Milinkovic-Savic right from the hands of Arsenal.

Chelsea are eyeing a move for PSV Eindhoven star Noni Madueke.

Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk for an eventual fee of up to £80m, meaning their long pursuit of the player is on the verge of a successful conclusion.


Sturm Graz are in talks with Arsenal about the possibility of signing goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo on loan.

Dejan Kulusevski looks set to return to action for Tottenham's derby against north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday.

Manchester City are expected to push through a deal for Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone this week.

Liverpool's assistant manager Pep Lijnders has revealed that he almost joined Sir Alex Ferguson's coaching staff at Manchester United.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is leaving Liverpool - but faces a dilemma over his pending exit as he decides whether to go in January or depart as a free agent.

Chelsea remain keen on Marcus Thuram from Borussia Monchengladbach, despite the Bundesliga side remaining convinced the forward will stay at the club in January.

Newcastle are interested in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and are monitoring his situation at Molineux.

Leicester plan to accelerate their move to sign Nicolas Gonzalez from Fiorentina during the early part of next week.

Chelsea still have four targets and may sign multiple players before the January transfer window draws to a close, according to reports.

Fulham's owners could be set to take over the WWE as wrestling supremo Vince McMahon looks to sell the company.

Barcelona are ready to snap up the prodigy of one of their all-time greats, with Ronaldinho's son Joao de Assis Moreira on trial at Camp Nou.


Arsenal are confident of landing Mykhailo Mudryk in time for the winger to be in contention to play against Manchester United a week on Sunday.

Clubs in the EFL will hold talks next month on giving an extra promotion place to teams from the National League to get into Sky Bet League Two.

A new social media platform for football called Hoof has been launched which automatically rejects the use of abusive language.

Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon admits he's been bowled over by the backing he's received on the road to recovery - with even Hibernian fans wishing him the best.

Everton boss Frank Lampard has confessed he is open to letting players leave Goodison Park this month amid reports linking Tom Davies with Rangers - but admits he's been short of offers for his fringe men.

Newcastle are interested in signing 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, who has 18 months left on his contract at Wolves. (Mail)

Chelsea are fully behind manager Graham Potter and are planning a mass clear-out of players if results do not improve. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are confident of completing the £80m signing of Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, from Shakhtar Donetsk in time for the Ukraine winger to make his debut against Manchester United next weekend. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea could sign France forward Marcus Thuram for as little as €10m (£8.86m) this month with 25-year-old's Borussia Monchengladbach contract expiring at the end of the season. (Caught Offside)

Liverpool met with Sofyan Amrabat's representatives to try and convince the Fiorentina midfielder to move to Anfield, but the 26-year-old Morocco international prefers a move to Atletico Madrid. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Tottenham are eyeing a move for Leandro Trossard after the Belgium winger's agent released a statement saying the 28-year-old wanted to leave Brighton. (Football.London)

Manchester United have received serious takeover interest from the Middle East, Asia and America and are poised to invite formal bids from them by next month's deadline. British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also expected to bid for the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are in talks with PSV Eindhoven over a move for England Under-21 winger Noni Madueke, 20. (Football.London)

Aston Villa have opened talks to sign Marseille and France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 23, and have discussed offering a player in a swap deal. (Football Insider)

Everton and Wolves are interested in 33-year-old Brazilian defender Felipe Monteiro, who has six months left on his contract at Atletico Madrid. (Mail)

The Toffees have also made a 20m euro (£17.7m) bid for Lorient and Burkina Faso forward Dango Ouattara, 20. (Ouest-France - in French)

Wolves have agreed a deal to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes from Flamengo. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Black Country side are also closing in on a deal to sign Spain midfielder Pablo Sarabia, 30, from Paris St-Germain. (Talksport)

Club Bruges have agreed a deal to sign England youth goalkeeper Josef Bursik, 22, from Stoke. (Telegraph)

Nice have agreed a deal with Lorient for Nigeria forward Terem Moffi, 23, who has also been the subject of a bid from Southampton. (Footmercato - in French)

Tottenham remain keen on signing Spain international Pedro Porro, 23, from Sporting Lisbon but need to sell one of their other senior right-backs - Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty, 30, or 23-year-old Brazilian Emerson Royal - first. (Standard)

Newcastle United and Tottenham could compete for the signature of Roma and Itlay midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Burnley are interested in signing 19-year-old Dutch defender Jenson Seelt from PSV Eindhoven and Sweden defender Hjalmar Ekdal, 23, from Djurgardens. (Mail)

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, is not for sale this month despite Everton, Southampton, Leeds, West Ham and Leicester all expressing an interest in the Scotland international. (90Min)

Aston Villa's French full-back Frederic Guilbert, 28, is set to sign a permanent deal with Strasbourg, where he spent the second half of last season on loan. (L'Equipe - in French)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 15 January 2023 07:38, UK


Erik ten Hag has given his Manchester United scouts a dozen names from the Netherlands that he wants them to look at, with Ajax defender Jurrien Timber remaining one of his key targets.

Angry Manchester City players, including Jack Grealish, and staff members confronted referee Stuart Attwell in the tunnel over Bruno Fernandes' controversial derby equaliser at Old Trafford. :D

Bournemouth are preparing a £50,000-a-week offer to try and tempt forward Antoine Semenyo to join the club from Bristol City this month.

Blackburn Rovers are keen to sign young Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt to give their promotion push a boost.

Two Saudi clubs could go head to head in a bid to sign Lionel Messi, with Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad potentially willing to go to an eye-watering £306m per year for the World Cup winner.

Arnaut Danjuma has arrived back in the UK to speak to potential Premier League loan clubs after Villarreal gave him permission to seek a January move.

Chelsea, Inter Milan and Arsenal appear set to miss out on a January deal for Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah, who is unlikely to leave the Spanish club until the summer at the earliest.
Eden Hazard has reportedly held talks with Al Nassr head coach Rudi Garcia about joining Cristiano Ronaldo at the Saudi club.

Rennes goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is set to follow Tottenham's Hugo Lloris into international football retirement after 14 years playing largely as his backup.
Josef Martinez, the most successful striker in Atlanta United's short history, is set to leave the MLS club for rivals Inter Miami on a one-year deal.

A company which handles investments for athletics great Usain Bolt is under investigation amid reports that Bolt might have been defrauded out of millions of pounds.

Arsenal have been left licking their wounds with Mykhaylo Mudryk now set to join rivals Chelsea, and could return to summer targets Yeremy Pino and Moussa Diaby of Villarreal and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.

Supporters of the National League's bottom side Scunthorpe United caused a brief break in play by invading the pitch during their 2-0 home defeat by Woking in protest against current owner Peter Swann, who is looking to sell the club.

Everton defender Yerry Mina argued with fans in the street outside Goodison Park following Saturday's defeat by Southampton while supporters also blocked in Anthony Gordon's car.
Liverpool could be tempted to renew their interest in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves with his contract having entered its final 18 months.

Noni Madueke could be the next player to join Chelsea's new-look squad with PSV already seeking a replacement for their £40m rated winger.

Owen Farrell is set to be named as Steve Borthwick's England captain for the Six Nations now fears of suspension have been put to bed. Courtney Lawes is also set to be named in the squad when it is confirmed on Monday but Henry Slade's participation is in doubt after he was sent off on Saturday while playing for the Exeter Chiefs.
Leicester Tigers are likely to add Danny Wilson to their backroom staff for the remainder of the season, with the former Glasgow Warriors head coach joining Harlequins in the summer.
Spain has emerged as favourite to host the 2031 Ryder Cup with PGA Catalunya at the head of the queue which also includes the London Club and projects in Luton and Bolton.

Celtic target Cho Gue-sung wants to delay his departure from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors until the summer because of concerns about his own physical fitness.

Chelsea have made a 30m euro (£26.5m) bid for PSV Eindhoven's England Under-21 winger Noni Madueke, 20. (ESPN)

Liverpool have ended contract talks with midfielder Naby Keita and will let the 27-year-old Guinea international leave on a free transfer in the summer. (Football Insider)

Chelsea had a loan bid for Jamaica forward Michail Antonio, 32, turned down by West Ham. (Observer)

Crystal Palace will launch a new bid for Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher in the January window, with the 22-year-old dropping down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. (Sun on Sunday)

Barcelona are in no rush to sell Netherlands forward Memphis Depay and are happy to keep the 28-year-old until his contract expires in the summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Real Madrid are making England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, a priority in the transfer market. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Everton want to sign 20-year-old Sweden winger Anthony Elanga from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace fear they will be priced out of signing 25-year-old English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Manchester United. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham will meet with Sporting Lisbon this week to discuss a deal for Spain right-back Pedro Porro, 23, who has agreed personal terms with the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham are plotting a £20m move for Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, 21. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool are weighing up a bid for Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves as the 25-year-old enters the final 18 months of his contract at Molineux. (Sunday Mirror)

Wolves are interested in bringing in Newcastle centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, 29, if they can't sign 32-year-old Craig Dawson from West Ham. (Football Insider)

West Ham have made enquiries for Lorient and Nigeria forward Terem Moffi, 23, but the Hammers believe he is beyond their budget with the French side setting an asking price of £25m. (Mail on Sunday)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Palmeiras' Brazilian midfielder Danilo, 21. (90min)

Villarreal and Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, 25, is in London to hold talks with clubs, including Bournemouth, about a January loan move. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bournemouth are preparing a £50,000-a-week deal to tempt Ghana's 23-year-old forward Antoine Semenyo from Bristol City. (Sun on Sunday)

Southampton want to sign two of Manchester City's academy stars - English midfielder Kian Breckin, 19, and 18-year-old Portuguese winger Carlos Borges. (Sun on Sunday)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 16 January 2023 08:03, UK


West Ham have drawn up a four-person shortlist to potentially replace under-fire David Moyes, It includes two "dream" appointments in Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel.
Barcelona are seeking legal clarity over a potential deal to re-sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea.
Tottenham could follow up an initial inquiry for Brighton winger Leandro Trossard this week as doubts over his future at the Amex Stadium continue to grow.
Australia international Keanu Baccus, who joined St Mirren last summer, is attracting interest from several Championship clubs, including Norwich, Middlesbrough and Cardiff.
Jack Nowell and Jonny May could be the major omissions when Steve Borthwick names his first England squad on Monday, which is likely to see veteran hooker Dan Cole recalled.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly locked in a transfer battle to sign one of Argentina's hottest prospects, 16-year-old Velez Sarsfield winger Gianluca Prestianni.
Tottenham are considering a January move for Roma midfielder Niccolo Zainolo, whose recent performances have been criticised by the club's supporters.
Crystal Palace will make one final effort to tempt Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher back to the club on a permanent deal this month.
Richarlison failed to hide his frustration in the North London derby following a tense coming together with Takehiro Tomiyasu.
David Moyes will be in charge of West Ham's crunch relegation clash with Everton on Saturday.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have reportedly received a boost in their bid to sign Jude Bellingham.
Arnaut Danjuma has arrived in England in order to seal a transfer to the Premier League, according to reports.
Chelsea successfully hijacked Arsenal's move for Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk - doubling the Gunners' wage offer in the process
Chelsea head coach Graham Potter was full of praise for his new signing Mykhailo Mudryk and believes he can be a fan favourite.

Rangers boss Michael Beale says Scottish football needs to present itself in a better light after the Viaplay Cup semi-final weekend was marred by a heavy Hampden Park pitch and VAR issues.
Raphael Varane believes "everything is possible" for Manchester United when he was asked about his team's potential title hopes this season.
Liverpool are at a low ebb after their loss to Brighton, according to captain Jordan Henderson.

Tottenham will face investigations by the FA and Met Police after the unsightly attack on Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale by a supporter following Sunday's North London derby.
Wout Weghorst could be in line for his Manchester United debut against Crystal Palace on Wednesday after training with the squad for the first time on Sunday.
Nottingham Forest have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma, who is in England looking for a new club after being made available for loan.
Barcelona have proposed a swap deal to Inter Milan which would see the Serie A side take Franck Kessie on loan in exchange for another midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
Chelsea have shown interest in Brighton pair Moises Caicedo and Leandro Trossard as they weigh up their next moves.
Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City must find a way to get Erling Haaland more involved in their play.
Newcastle United are stepping up their bid to sign highly-rated Spanish full-back Ivan Fresneda.
Xabi Alonso has likened his Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz to Lionel Messi.

Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to end Leandro Trossard's unsettled spell at Brighton.

Raphinha has no interest in leaving Barcelona for a Premier League return with Arsenal, according to reports in Spain.
Chelsea are expecting to make at least two more signings by the end of January.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag reportedly wants to keep Facundo Pellistri at the club this month despite the winger not being included in the Manchester derby matchday squad.
Leeds' transfer pursuit of Club Brugge goalkeeper Senne Lammens moved a step closer after the Belgian club signed England under-21 shot-stopper Joe Bursik.

A series of football managers have raised fresh questions over the ownership of Everton FC after claiming they were interviewed for the top job in the presence of the now-sanctioned oligarch Alisher Usmanov.

Mikel Arteta set Arsenal a target of 90 points to lift the Premier League title after they moved eight clear with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Bruno Fernandes thinks that Marcus Rashford is one of the best players in the world - and has been for some time.
The new England head coach, Steve Borthwick, is set to recall Ben Earl, Elliot Daly and Dan Cole and select Owen Farrell as his captain for the Six Nations Championship.

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has emerged as a potential transfer target for Mexican club Tigres.

PSV Eindhoven are ready to battle Rangers over their January transfer target Todd Cantwell, who appears to be on the way out of Norwich City.
Ange Postecoglou wants at least one more signing in this transfer window.
Rangers boss Michael Beale admits he's facing an anxious injury wait over Hampden hero Kemar Roofe.

Malik Tillman says there is nothing to report on chances of him joining Rangers on a permanent deal from Bayern Munich.
In-form Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet says getting involved in new contract negotiations right now would be "a distraction", saying that he will leave his agent to do any talking with the Easter Road hierarchy.

Elias Melkersen is set to leave Hibs and join Sparta Rotterdam.

Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for England forward Raheem Sterling, despite the 28-year-old only moving to Stamford Bridge last summer. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have made contact with Barcelona to explore deals for Brazil winger Raphinha, 26, and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 22. (90min)

Arsenal have been offered Brighton and Belgium winger Leandro Trossard, 28, who is set to leave the Seagulls this month. (Independent)

Barcelona have put a 100m euro (£88.7m) price tag on Raphinha, who moved to the Nou Camp from Leeds in July. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona want to re-sign Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, from Chelsea but fear they are legally unable to do so. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are ready to spend more than £100m on three further signings during the January transfer window after completing a deal for Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk. (Football Insider)

Liverpool could move for Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, in January with England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Guinea's Naby Keita's time at the club running out. (Mirror)

Arsenal are interested in signing Real Valladolid's Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United and Arsenal will compete to sign Brazilian winger Luiz Henrique, 22, from Real Betis. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

West Ham have made a £25m bid for Lorient and Nigeria striker Terem Moffi, 23. (Sky Sports)

Leeds are interested in Club Bruges' 20-year-old Belgian goalkeeper Senne Lammens. (Mail)

PSV Eindhoven have made an enquiry for Norwich's English midfielder Todd Cantwell, 24. Rangers are also interested. (Football Insider)

Discussions are ongoing between the Polish football association and Steven Gerrard over the former Aston Villa boss becoming manager of the Poland national team. (Fabrizio Romano)

Nottingham Forest have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Villarreal and Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, 25, on loan. (Mail)

Everton have opened loan talks with Atalanta and Colombia forward Duvan Zapata, 31. (Mirror, via TEAMtalk)

West Ham are considering replacements for manager David Moyes, with Nuno Espirito Santo and Rafael Benitez among the contenders. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Moyes is working on a game-by-game basis, but is expected to be in charge of West Ham's next game against Everton on Saturday. (Sun)


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Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 17 January 2023 08:34, UK


Liverpool are braced for a summer of significant changes but Jurgen Klopp will not be among them, with the manager intent on overseeing the improvements needed to make the club a force again.
Arsenal have made Declan Rice their top target this summer and are growing in confidence that they can beat Chelsea to the England midfielder's signature.
Everton are set to implement improved security procedures and protocols for the showdown with Arsenal next month, a fixture which has been categorised as high-risk.
Chelsea's policy of signing players on lengthy contracts should help the London club as it attempts to meet UEFA's new financial fair play (FFP) targets, but has been described as a "risky strategy" by football finance experts.
Football's lawmakers will be pressed to deal with "grey areas" over offside decisions after a series of incidents, culminating in a controversial goal in the Manchester derby.
Helen MacNamara, one of the Premier League's leading executives, has left the organisation after less than two years in the post.
England's defence coach Kevin Sinfield has held talks with Owen Farrell about improving the fly-half's tackle technique.

Newcastle are looking at the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielders Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, as well as winger Hakim Ziyech this month.
Chelsea's enormous transfer spend has set off alarm bells inside the club's highly-rated academy and alerted German clubs to the possibility of trying to sign some of the club's best home-grown youngsters.
Everton's hopes of securing vital investment into the club or a full takeover have been dealt a blow after Maciek Kaminski stepped back from talks with Farhad Moshiri.
Eddie Jones held 14-month-long secret talks with Australia while with England.

Wolves have agreed a fee in the region of £4.5m for the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte's position is increasingly uncertain with the club's worrying form emerging as a key factor in deciding the Italian's long-term future.
Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes will be sidelined for a matter of weeks rather than months after a scan on his injured ankle revealed no serious damage.
Borussia Dortmund want to keep Jude Bellingham at the club and are hoping to offer him a new contract to make him one of their top earners, although they would struggle to turn down bids in excess of £133m.
Al Nassr are reportedly negotiating a deal to bring PSG's Keylor Navas to the club to team up with his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga is wanted by Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona are open to selling Raphinha during the January transfer window, but only if the interested party agrees to pay £100m for his services, according to reports.
Everton have asked Rennes about taking their winger Kamaldeen Sulemana on an initial loan as Frank Lampard is keen on reinforcing his attacking line.
Leeds have put talks over a move for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi on hold as they take stock of their squad and Jesse Marsch's future.
Young Ukrainian star Marta Kostyuk said she will not shake hands with Russian or Belarusian players at the Australian Open if they don't stand firmly enough against the invasion of her homeland.

Brighton have contacted New York City FC and Girona about a move for Argentine forward Valentin 'Taty' Castellanos, as they seek to evolve their forward line.
William Saliba insists he is "so happy" at Arsenal as contract talks continue behind the scenes of an increasingly convincing Premier League title bid.

Arsenal target Facundo Torres has confirmed the Gunners made contact over a transfer as he awaits further talks.
Graham Potter will have to drop first-team stars from Chelsea's Champions League squad list to register Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Benoit Badiashile to face Borussia Dortmund in February.
Chelsea head coach Graham Potter was full of praise for his new signing Mykhailo Mudryk and believes he can be a fan favourite.
RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl has now confirmed forward Christopher Nkunku will join free-spending Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea are yet to make a bid for Moises Caicedo, Brighton have confirmed, amid intense interest in the midfielder.

Arsenal have turned their attention to Dusan Vlahovic after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, according to reports.
David Wagner is lining up a reunion with Tommy Smith at Norwich - if Max Aarons leaves in January.
Manchester United are in talks with Marcus Rashford over a new five-year, £300,000-a-week contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly make his Saudi Arabian debut as captain as he prepares to face off with old rival Lionel Messi.
David Moyes admits it "wouldn't be the end of the Earth" if he was sacked by West Ham.
Manchester United are holding transfer talks with Inter Milan over a move for Denzel Dumfries, according to reports.
Tottenham have been offered Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma but face competition from several other clubs, according to reports.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle are set to battle it out to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen, according to reports.
Borussia Dortmund want Youssoufa Moukoko to make a decision on his future this week.

Arsenal have been offered Leandro Trossard after losing out on long-term target Mykhailo Mudryk - but face competition from north London rivals Tottenham for the Brighton star.
Marco Reus' agents were spotted watching Manchester United's win over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon as the Borussia Dortmund star weighs up his future.

Rangers have had a bid for Swansea winger Morgan Whittaker knocked back.
Kevin Nisbet is back on Celtic's transfer radar.
Morton have failed in a bid to bring in former Celtic star Nadir Ciftci.
Giorgos Giakoumakis' agent is set to fly into Glasgow this week to finalise his exit from Celtic.

Rangers have targeted Swansea's Morgan Whittaker - and the winger is keen to become part of Michael Beale's Ibrox revolution.
The SFA and SPFL have confirmed that they will look to "mitigate" the impact of weather on Hampden ahead of the Viaplay Cup showdown between Rangers and Celtic next month.
Christian Ramirez has flown back to America as he waits for Columbus Crew to strike a deal with Aberdeen.

Arsenal have made West Ham's 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice their top transfer target this summer and are confident of beating Chelsea to his signing. (Times - subscription)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl is planning talks with their 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham and his parents, and says there have been no offers for him. (Kicker - in German)

Dortmund are interested in signing Manchester United's 20-year-old Sweden winger Anthony Elanga, who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford because of Alejandro Garnacho's rise. (Talksport)

Manchester United are holding talks with Inter Milan about Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, with a fee of about £35m being discussed. (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian)

Tottenham remain in talks with Sporting Lisbon about signing Spain defender Pedro Porro, 23, but are unwilling to meet his 45m euro (£40m) release clause up front. (90min)

Twenty-six-year-old Brazil winger Raphinha, who has been linked with Arsenal, has no intention of leaving Barcelona in January. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle United are looking at signing Chelsea's England midfielders Conor Gallagher, 22, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, as well as 29-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech this month. (Telegraph - subscription)

RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl says the "signs are very clear" that 25-year-old France forward Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea. (Bild via Mail)

Newcastle have joined Leicester City in the race for Fiorentina's 24-year-old Argentina forward Nico Gonzalez, but the Serie A club will not let him go for less than £40m. (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Everton and Newcastle are holding talks over signing 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, who has also been linked with Tottenham. (Football Insider)

Leeds United have increased their £22m bid for 22-year-old Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who impressed for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup. (90 Min)

Chelsea and Tottenham are no longer chasing Everton's 21-year-old English forward Anthony Gordon. (CaughtOffside)

Tottenham and Liverpool are among the clubs to be offered 25-year-old Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma by Villarreal, but the Spanish club have only received bids from Everton and former club Bournemouth.(Relevo)

Orlando City and Uruguay striker Facundo Torres, 22, says Arsenal have held talks about signing him. (Goal)

Brighton are interested in 24-year-old Argentine forward Valentin Castellanos, who is on loan at Girona from New York City. (Independent)

France defender William Saliba, 21, says he is "so happy" at Arsenal as talks about a new deal continue. (Independent)

Juventus will prioritise signing Roma and former England defender Chris Smalling, 33, on a free contract this summer. (Tuttosport)

Numerous Championship and League One clubs have made contact with Chelsea about a loan move for 19-year-old England defender Bashir Humphreys, who made his debut in the FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester City. (Football Insider)

Norwich will target Middlesbrough's 30-year-old English right-back Tommy Smith if Max Aarons, 23, leaves in January. (Mirror)


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Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 18 January 2023 07:37, UK


West Ham are considering a move to sign Harry Maguire on loan from Manchester United.
Chelsea are involved in yet another tug of war, with the Blues monitoring Tottenham's interest in £25m Leandro Trossard.
Manchester United's new 'Cristiano Ronaldo rule' could be put to the test with Marcus Rashford in talks over a new bumper contract, according to reports.


    Barcelona have serious interest in signing Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer at the end of the season as they look at Bosman deals for head coach Xavi.
    Paris Saint-Germain may quit their stadium at the Parc des Princes and buy the Stade de France as their new home.
Football's law-makers will consider radical new plans to crack down on time-wasters - including a basketball-style start-stop clock - at a Wembley meeting on Wednesday.
Patrick Vieira fears Chelsea's spending could distort the transfer market and make it even harder for Crystal Palace to sign players from abroad - despite admitting it is good for the quality of the Premier League.
Alejandro Garnacho is close to signing a new contract with Manchester United.
Warren Gatland believes that Rob Howley should be forgiven for breaching betting rules and possibly become eligible to rejoin Wales' coaching staff.

Atletico Madrid are reportedly closing in on a move for out-of-favour Barcelona star Memphis Depay after agreeing personal terms with the Netherlands forward.
Eighty per cent of toilets at last weekend's Premier League derbies tested positive for cocaine, a shocking MailOnline investigation has found.
French side Lyon have made a late attempt to hijack Wolves' move for Flamengo star Joao Gomes, according to reports.
Known prankster Jarvo has claimed he was behind the porn noises that left Gary Lineker and co red-faced in the BBC studio before Liverpool's FA Cup replay at Wolves.
The first football shirt that Lionel Messi played in after his World Cup glory with Argentina has reportedly sold for £38,400.
Liverpool are preparing a double swoop for both Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer, while Roberto Firmino could extend his stay at Anfield.
Manchester City are monitoring Napoli's winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has no desire to leave the club despite enquiries from Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton, Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
West Ham and Everton have both asked about Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata.
Moussa Dembele has been offered to Everton with the club seeking attacking reinforcements this month to boost their efforts to stave off relegation.
Newcastle have made a fresh enquiry for Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby.
The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth reports that Arsenal have made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen over a possible transfer for forward Moussa Diaby
Southampton are closing on an £18m permanent deal for Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson, after initially asking for the 21-year-old on a loan with option to buy.
France boss Didier Deschamps has lost the support of his former team-mates after failing to attend multiple events in the past year, according to reports.
Weston McKennie has rejected a move to Aston Villa, according to reports.

A temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season is believed to be supported by a majority of the UK’s four football associations heading into a key meeting of the game’s lawmakers on Wednesday.

Alejandro Garnacho has refused to sign a new contract with Manchester United amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, reports suggest.
Steven Gerrard is set to miss out on the Poland job due to his lack of international managerial experience.
Everton have made contact with Bologna over the possibility of signing Marko Arnautovic, according to reports.
Erling Haaland admits he owes a huge thank you to Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for teaching him the art of goalscoring.
Huddersfield have enquired about former Arsenal trainee Robbie Burton.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to listen to offers for several fringe players - and are trying to offload Phil Jones.
A Saudi Arabian businessman has paid £2.1m for a VIP ticket to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play Lionel Messi’s PSG in Riyadh.
Juventus want to sign ex-Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on a free transfer, according to reports.

Jadon Sancho returned to training with Manchester United's first team on Tuesday.

Manchester City are expected to open contract negotiations with Julian Alvarez at the end of the season.
Ange Postecoglou has joined his Rangers counterpart Michael Beale in lamenting the negative portrayal of Scottish football caused by the state of the Hampden pitch and a brief failure of the VAR technology during the Viaplay Cup semi-finals.
Ian Poulter says he may snub the Ryder Cup even if he defies expectation and makes the team for the biennial event in Rome in September.

Chelsea and Fulham fans face travel disruption when the two west London clubs meet at Stamford Bridge next month, after train drivers announced fresh strike dates.
English rugby chiefs have no regrets on sacking Eddie Jones, even though the veteran coach has made a quickfire Test return as Australia boss.

Reported Rangers target Noah Sadiki is being chased by PSV and Lille, according to reports, as the Ibrox side face serious competition for his services.
Hibernian will resist any bids for red hot Kevin Nisbet this month as the hitman re-emerges on Celtic's radar.
Jim Goodwin has revealed Anthony Stewart’s red card madness at Hampden will not cost him the Aberdeen captaincy.
Kemar Roofe is facing “weeks or months" on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder at Hampden on Sunday.7

West Ham are looking at making a move to bring in England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, on loan from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho has yet to sign a new deal at the Old Trafford the club, with the Argentine's representatives wanting more than the £20,000-a-week that has been offered. Real Madrid and Juventus are monitoring the situation of the 18-year-old, whose contract runs until 2024 and has an option to be extended by a year. (Independent)

Liverpool have made Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Wolves' Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, their prime transfer targets this summer. (Mail)

Arsenal have made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen about France winger Moussa Diaby but the German club do not want to sell the 23-year-old in January. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have a serious interest in signing Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer in the summer when the 32-year-old's contract with Manchester City runs out. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are monitoring the future of Brighton forward Leandro Trossard, who has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, with the Seagulls unlikely to accept less than £25m for the 28-year-old Belgium international. (Mirror)

Everton could make a move for 26-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele, whose Lyon contract expires at the end of the season. (Footmercato - in French)

Lyon are attempting to hijack Wolves' attempts to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfield Joao Gomes from Flamengo. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City have had a £30m bid for Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 24, rejected by Italian club Fiorentina. (90 Min)

Southampton are getting closer to a permanent deal for 21-year-old Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, who Villarreal value at 20m euros (£17.7m). (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are interested in bringing Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher back to the club, with the 22-year-old England international having impressed on loan with the Eagles last season. (Sky Sports)

Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton and Newcastle have also enquired about Gallagher, though the midfielder has no interest in leaving Chelsea while he continues to be selected for the first team. (Mail)

Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Al-Nassr are interested in Paris-St Germain's Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36. (Athletic - subscription required)

Forest are also considering a move for Newcastle's New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 31. (Football Insider)

Napoli director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli says he is "optimistic" the club can sign 22-year-old Angers and Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who has also been linked with Aston Villa and Leeds United.(Sport Mediaset, via Football Italia)

Belgium wing-back Yannick Carrasco's agent says talks are taking place for the 29-year-old move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, with Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 28, going in the opposite direction. (Nieuwsblad - in Dutch)

Bayern Munich have had an offer of 8m euros (£7m) and 1m euros (£885,000) in add-ons for Switzerland keeper Yann Sommer, 34, rejected by Borussia Monchengladbach. (Florian Plettenberg)

Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is the Mexican Football Federation's favoured candidate to take over as boss of their national men's team. (ESPN)

German keeper Loris Karius, 29, is expected to extend his deal at Newcastle United beyond January as talks take place between the two parties. (Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 19 January 2023 08:05, UK

Liverpool were front-runners to sign Kylian Mbappe for a record-breaking £171m fee in the summer but were reportedly snubbed by the player who decided he wanted to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
New York City FC defender Alexander Callens is set to snub a number of clubs across Europe to sign for Spanish side Girona.

Manchester United and Chelsea have joined the race to sign highly-rated Brentford goalkeeper David Raya for around £20m.
Mick McCarthy is set to be named as Blackpool's new manager in the wake of Michael Appleton's dismissal on Wednesday.
World Cup-style time-keeping will be introduced to the Premier League next season, with games likely to run over 100 minutes on a regular basis, while reasons behind VAR decisions will be communicated to fans during the game.
Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are in the running to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who has also been linked with a move to Cristiano Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are reported to have entered into anti-doping testing ahead of a proposed bout on February 25.
Former West Ham star Jack Collison has agreed his first job in football management, taking over United States side Huntsville City, a brand new football team.
Memphis Depay missed Barcelona training on Wednesday as he closes in on a move to Atletico Madrid, reports claim.
Manchester United have been linked with a surprising and shock move for Fulham flop Kevin Mbabu.

West Ham have made an offer for Aston Villa striker Danny Ings as they look to solve their troubles scoring goals and climb away from the relegation zone.
David Moyes faces the sack if West Ham lose their Premier League relegation battle against Everton, but could immediately find himself installed as favourite to succeed Frank Lampard.
The Premier League's Anthony Taylor will be among referees announcing VAR decisions to the stadium and to TV audiences at the Club World Cup.

Arsenal are considering a gamble of saving their transfer kitty in January in an effort to build up the funds to make a run at signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer.

Sources close to the bidding process for Manchester United have hinted that Sir Jim Ratcliffe's biggest challenger will come from the USA, where the appetite for huge investment into sports franchises remains high.
David Moyes will be out as West Ham manager this weekend if the club lose their crunch Premier League clash with Everton, after an agreement on the stance was reached at a board meeting on Tuesday.
The Transfer Show's Kaveh Solhekol and Dharmesh Sheth explain how the potential takeover at Manchester United could impact their transfer activity
Ealing Trailfinders are prepared to take legal action against the RFU if they win the Championship and are blocked from being promoted to the Gallagher Premiership for the second year running.
Dame Laura Kenny, Britain's most successful female Olympic athlete, has announced she is pregnant with her second child, a year after she suffered an ectopic pregnancy.

US investment firm Sixth Street, who have strong links with Real Madrid and Barcelona, have denied claims they want to buy a stake in Manchester United.
Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from West Ham for Harry Maguire and do not plan on allowing the England defender to leave this month despite now finding himself behind international team-mate Luke Shaw.
Lewis Hamilton is not currently part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's bid to buy Manchester United.
Manchester City are set to open talks with Julian Alvarez over a new contract after his impressive start to life in the Premier League.
The Football Association has asked diversity recruitment firm Perrett Laver to lead their search for a new anti-discrimination figurehead, a role which remains unfilled six months after being vacated.
Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to find a taker for a £4,500-a-week role as his home chef because of demands including daily preparation of sushi and Portuguese specialities.
Joan Laporta has asked Barcelona to be patient with Ronaldhino's son Joao de Assis Moreira after he failed to convince club staff during training.
Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been offered a £62m per season extension by Mercedes and is weighing up the deal, which includes a 10-year ambassadorial role after he retires.
English kit manufacturer Rhino is threatening legal action against Rugby World Cup organisers after raising concerns about the way they lost their contract to rivals Aramis.
Manchester United are being careful not to rush Jadon Sancho back into action too soon after the England winger returned to group training at Carrington on Tuesday for the first time in two months.
Tottenham have offered winger Lucas Moura to Everton.
Roberto Mancini has insisted that Italy have four or five youngsters 'with the quality of Jude Bellingham', but each one will need time to develop in the senior squad.

Leicester City have made Ayoze Perez, Jannik Vestergaard, Caglar Soyuncu and Dennis Praet available as they look to free up funds for January spending, which could start with the signing of FC Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen.
Barcelona have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over the signing of winger Yannick Carrasco.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff says he would be happy to let Mick Schumacher leave his role as reserve driver if another Formula 1 drive becomes available to him
The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol round up the latest transfer news from all 20 Premier League clubs
Lionel Messi's contract renewal talks with Paris Saint-Germain have been put on hold while the club's ownership holds talks over investing in a Premier League club.

Manchester United have made an improved contract offer to impressive young forward Alejandro Garnacho.
Unions and leagues will consider the legal impact of pressing ahead with temporary concussion substitute trials in defiance of the game's lawmakers.

Tottenham are reported to have seen their first official offer for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro rejected by the Portuguese club.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson continues to work on a deal to bring Callum Paterson back to Tynecastle from Sheffield Wednesday.
Aberdeen are one of a number of clubs interested in Sunderland defender Bailey Wright.
Callum Davidson has begged fans to park their fury at the St Johnstone board and turn up to back the team against Rangers.
Dundee United will demand answers after being left fuming over the late call-off for their Premiership match with Livingston.

Jim Goodwin has insisted he will not quit despite Aberdeen's humiliation at Hearts.
Hibs are set to battle Aberdeen for Sunderland star Bailey Wright.

Paris St-Germain were prepared to let France striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, join Liverpool last summer but he rejected the potential move amid reports linking him with Real Madrid. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham have made an offer for Aston Villa's 30-year-old English striker Danny Ings, with a view to strengthening their forward options as the relegation-threatened side struggle for goals. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal will not be panicked into buying in January after missing out on Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, to Chelsea and are prepared to wait until the summer before going in for West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24. (Sun)

West Ham tried to sign England defender Harry Maguire, 29, on loan but their move was rejected by Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, who is keen to keep his club captain at Old Trafford for the rest of the season. (Mail)

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is ready to return to management and would be interested in taking over at Tottenham if Antonio Conte leaves the London club. (Standard)

Everton may be tempted to replace manager Frank Lampard, 44, with former boss David Moyes, 59, despite the Scot's position at West Ham being under threat, with both clubs in the Premier League relegation zone. (Sun)

Moyes faces the sack if West Ham lose their Premier League relegation showdown against Everton at London Stadium on Saturday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham have offered 30-year-old Brazil forward Lucas Moura, whose contract at Spurs runs out in the summer, to Everton. (Mail)

Manchester United have made an improved contract offer to 18-year-old Argentine Alejandro Garnacho amid interest from Real Madrid. (Independent)

Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Newcastle United's New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 31, on loan with an option to buy. (Mail)

Fulham have been linked with a £4m move for former striker Josh Maja, 24. The London-born Nigeria forward, who had a loan spell at Craven Cottage in 2021, has scored 11 goals in 19 appearances for Bordeaux in France's Ligue 2 this season. (Sun)

Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to rival Tottenham for the signing of Brentford's Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham have offered £30m plus add-ons for Sporting Lisbon's Spain defender Pedro Porro, 23, but the Portuguese club want them to meet the full release clause of £39m. (Record - in Portuguese)

Atletico Madrid are set to sign Barcelona's 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay for a fee of £2.6m. (Fabrizio Romano)

FC Copenhagen have confirmed negotiations with Leicester City over a transfer for 20-year-old Danish left-back Victor Kristiansen, but said a deal is not a certainty. (Leicester Mercury)

Barcelona and Spain defender Sergio Busquets, 34, has turned down a lucrative £17m-a-year opportunity to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. (Catalunya Radio, via AS)

Ronaldinho's son Joao de Assis Moreira is having a trial at his father's former club Barcelona. The 17-year-old Brazilian has so far failed to impress the coaching staff, but club president Joan Laporta has asked for him to be given more time. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Villarreal are favourites to sign Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, on a free transfer when his contract with Blackburn Rovers expires in the summer. (Express)

Blackpool are set to turn to former Ipswich, Sunderland and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy as their new manager following the dismissal of Michael Appleton on Wednesday. (Sun)


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Friday 20 January 2023 07:55, UK


West Ham have decided to approach Rafael Benitez to become their next manager if they sack David Moyes.
Manchester United blocked Everton's bid to sign Anthony Elanga on loan because of their concerns over the climate at Goodison Park.


Newcastle have a nine-man transfer shortlist for January, which includes Everton winger Anthony Gordon and three Chelsea players - Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Chelsea are continuing their search for a central midfielder after receiving no encouragement from Tottenham that summer signing Yves Bissouma might be available for transfer this month.
Everton hope to sign the Dutch international striker Arnaut Danjuma on loan this week, after he signalled that the relegation strugglers were his choice when he leaves Villarreal - with a range of teams in the lower half of the Premier League keen on his signing.
County cricket chiefs fear an exodus of English players because of the sheer volume of T20 leagues around the world and with the additional lure of Major League Cricket, which will get underway in the United States in July.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola didn't hold back in his post-match interview. Before Guardiola walked away from a question, he claimed his City side, and the fans, have lacked 'fire'.
Leicester City are furious after drones bearing cameras were flown over one of their secret training sessions ahead of the clash with Brighton, with security confronting a man who was controlling them from just outside the perimeter of the training complex.
Newcastle are considering a £35m move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin despite his struggles with injury in recent seasons.
Aston Villa and Everton are battling it out over the signature of striker Moussa Dembele, who has found himself out of favour at French club Lyon.
Exclusive: Danny Ings was seen having his medical ahead of his planned West Ham move.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has agreed a free transfer to Barcelona in the summer, according to reports in Spain.
Nottingham Forest are looking to add Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic to their squad according to reports in Croatia.
Former Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, now playing for Marseille, has been banned for seven matches over a horrific kung-fu style challenge which saw opponent Moussa N'Diaye stretchered off and taken to hospital.
Arsenal transfer target Youri Tielemans wants to leave Leicester City in the summer on a free transfer, according to reports.
Chelsea could be set for an "unpredictable" FFP future should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.


Gary Neville says the priority for any new owners of Manchester United has to be results on the pitch and says the club have to be at their best to beat Arsenal this Sunday.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has decided to keep oft-injured midfielder Arthur Melo at the club until the end of the season and he will be available in the next few weeks.
Chelsea have been told to back off pursuing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo this month after a "cheeky" initial offer was turned down.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly may have to fork out a whopping £13.5million to get rid of outcast midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, although the Blues are reportedly prepared to do just that with reports claiming that the one-time £40m recruit is closing in on a move to Adana Demirspor.


With both Arsenal and Chelsea linked with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, take a look at his best bits in the Premier League.
Jesse Lingard has revealed he turned to alcohol to take away the pain towards the end of his Manchester United career.
The RFU has made one of the most significant changes to rugby in its history, demanding that all amateur players tackle below the waist from this summer onwards to try and mitigate concussions and brain injuries.
The FIFA football game perpetuates racist myths and black stereotypes, a study has claimed.


Besiktas manager Senol Gunes says Dele Alli simply is not doing enough to deserve a place in his first team after recent reports emerged they were considering sending him back to Everton.


Arsenal are showing interest in Bournemouth winger Jaidon Anthony, whose contract expires in the summer, but they will face competition from Leicester City and two Bundesliga clubs - Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Mexican Football Federation has been ordered to forfeit a pair of friendly matches and three U23 games which Alejandro Zendejas played in - US-born Zendejas was never granted a transfer to represent the country and has now been selected by his home nation for upcoming friendlies.
Former Arsenal and Netherlands winger Marc Overmars suffered irreparable damage to his heart last month when he suffered what was initially reported to be a mild stroke.
Tottenham have asked to take Nicolo Zaniolo on loan from Roma.
Crystal Palace will not entertain losing both Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise during the summer transfer window.
Wolves flop Goncalo Guedes is on the brink of signing for Benfica on loan just five months after he moved to Molineux for nearly £30million.

Chelsea have had a £55m bid for 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo rejected by Brighton. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea have made an inquiry about Tottenham's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 26, but have received no encouragement from Spurs regarding a deal that would send Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, in the opposite direction. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United have a nine-man transfer list, which includes Everton and England Under-21 forward Anthony Gordon, 21, and three Chelsea players: Ziyech and England midfielders Conor Gallagher, 22, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle have made a £13.5m bid for 18-year-old Flamengo forward Matheus Franca. (Mail)

Wolves forward Goncalo Guedes, 26, is in his native Portugal before completing a loan move to Benfica. (Matteo Moretto - in Italian)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, is set to hold a transfer meeting with Borussia Dortmund after indicating to Real Madrid that he prefers a move to Spain rather than a Premier League switch. (Mirror)

Liverpool, meanwhile, are still optimistic about signing Bellingham and want to offer him the chance of becoming 'the new Steven Gerrard' at Anfield. (Florian Plettenburg, Sky Germany)

Tottenham want to sign 23-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, who Roma would be prepared to sell or loan out with an obligation to buy. (Sky Sports)

Milan Skriniar, 27, will not sign Inter Milan's contract offer for the time being as the Slovakia defender, out of contract this summer, considers his options. (Sky Sports Italia)

Aston Villa are in talks to sign 26-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele, whose contract with Lyon expires in the summer. (90 Min)

Everton are speaking to Rennes about a move for 20-year-old Ghana international Kamaldeen Sulemana. (Givemesport)

Wolves have agreed a £3.3m deal for West Ham's 32-year-old English defender Craig Dawson. (Independent)

Arsenal are interested in Bournemouth's 23-year-old English winger Jaidon Anthony as Mikel Arteta looks to add further wide options to his squad. (Mail)

The Gunners have to register new signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton by 12:00 GMT on Friday in order for the 28-year-old Belgium forward to be eligible to play Manchester United in their next game on Sunday. (Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to rival Tottenham for Brentford and Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, while Spurs also are keen on signing Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 30, from Atletico Madrid. (Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace do not plan on losing both France Under-21 midfielder Michael Olise, 21, and 30-year-old Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha this summer. (Mail)

Leicester are targeting Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar and have offered £10m for the 24-year-old Australia international. (

Newcastle have offered Flamengo a £14m package for 18-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder Matheus Franca. (Fabrizio Romano)


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Sep 19, 2012
Manchester United are interested in bringing Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, to Old Trafford this summer. (Mail)

Chelsea are stepping up attempts to agree a new contract with England midfielder Mason Mount in the face of the growing prospect of Liverpool trying to buy the 24-year-old this summer. (Guardian)

Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, is keen to move from Chelsea and join Barcelona this month. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool are still in talks with Roberto Firmino over a new short-term contract, and the 31-year-old Brazil forward says he intends to stay at the club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are interested in a surprise loan deal for Real Madrid and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 20, to boost their squad for the rest of the season. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are considering a loan move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, 33, after Erik ten Hag met the German's agent. (Caught Offside)

Arsenal and Newcastle are following the progress of Real Valladolid's Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to take the job at Tottenham if it became available because the German is aiming for Barcelona or Real Madrid as his next step. (Florian Plettenberg)

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic has urged England midfielder Jude Bellingham,19, to "break the mould" and reject the approaches of Real Madrid and Liverpool to stay with the German club. (Mirror)

Bournemouth have asked Roma about a loan move for Uruguayan left-back Matias Vina with the 25-year-old out of favour under Jose Mourinho. (Mail)

Leicester City have made a fresh approach for Stoke City's Australia defender Harry Souttar, 24, after their initial £10m bid was rejected. (Mail)

Arsenal are close to signing 22-year-old Spezia and Poland defender Jakub Kiwior for a deal understood to be worth £20m. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is set to offload English defender Calum Chambers - after also letting go of the 28-year-old when the pair were at Arsenal - as he looks to overhaul his squad. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are continuing talks with Flamengo to try and reach an agreement over 18-year-old Brazilian forward Matheus Franca. (90min)

Chelsea are interested in signing Lyon right-back Malo Gusto, although the Ligue 1 side would like to keep the 19-year-old Frenchman until the end of the season. (L'Equipe - in French)

Italian side Salernitana are currently in talks with the agent of Everton's English defender Michael Keane and are keen to convince the 30-year-old of the move. (TuttoSalernitana, via Football Italia)

Club Bruges' Norwegian forward Antonio Nusa, 17, "will play" for Premier League champions Manchester City in the future, according to former Netherlands midfielder Ruud Vormer. (Het Laaste Nieuws, via HITC)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's newspapers


Josh Harris and David Blitzer are weighing up an offer for a minority stake in Manchester United - in a potentially explosive deal that may allow the Glazers to retain a controlling share in the club.

Liverpool fans are warned they risk a three-year stadium ban if they are identified making homophobic chants, with the Reds making a public announcement during draw with Chelsea

Roma are willing to accept a loan with an obligation for £35m for Tottenham target Nicolo Zaniolo.

Atletico Madrid looking to bring in Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu before the end of January, while the Foxes continue to see Stoke's Harry Souttar as a potential replacement

Frank Lampard is on the brink of losing his job at Everton after extending their miserable form with a dismal 2-0 loss at West Ham.

Everton boss Frank Lampard says that his side are 'going to have to dig in' and made it clear he was prepared to do so.
Former Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is one of the options to take charge of the Brazilian national team following the departure of Tite after the World Cup.

Bournemouth have asked about a loan move for Uruguayan left-back Matias Vina from Roma.


David de Gea is willing to take a pay cut if it secures his long-term future at Old Trafford.

Everton are trying to find £15m to land Sheffield United striker Iliman Ndiaye.

As Sheffield United's Iliman Ndiaye gets set to take on England on Sunday in a World Cup last 16 clash, take a look at his best goals for the Blades in the Sky Bet Championship.
Liverpool teenage defender Calvin Ramsay is a loan target for Championship pair Watford and Swansea.

Michael Carrick is keen to snap up Leeds centre-half Charlie Cresswell to boost Middlesbrough's promotion push.


Manchester United want to tie super-talent Alejandro Garnacho to an eight-year contract - the longest contract ever offered by the club.

Arsenal have suffered another transfer setback after Real Madrid told them to forget about an ambitious loan swoop for Los Blancos' midfield prodigy Eduardo Camavinga.


Jude Bellingham is expected to reject a new deal on the table at Borussia Dortmund - and spark a massive battle for his signature.


Erik Ten Hag has had quips for his Manchester United players who take private jets too often. He has also been watching players' diets and some have been given new strength and conditioning programmes.


Rangers will make a third bid for Morgan Whittaker after he was left out of Swansea City's squad for their trip to Queen's Park Rangers.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham is expected to reject a new contract offer from Borussia Dortmund, with Manchester City feeling they are leading the chase to sign the 19-year-old. (Star)

Chelsea are set to increase their offer for Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo closer to the £65m that might tempt Brighton to sell the 21-year-old. (Mirror)

Chelsea would also be willing to swap Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, for Barcelona's Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, is willing to take a pay cut if it secures his long-term future at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Manchester City are finalising terms to secure Argentina's 20-year-old Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone amid interest from Newcastle and Wolves.(Mail)

Arsenal will hold further talks this week with the agent of Real Valladolid's highly-rated 18-year-old Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda. (Mail)

Manchester United want Argentine forward Alejandro Garnacho to sign an eight-year contract but the 18-year-old's camp do not want him to sign a deal running for more than four years. (Mirror)

Manchester United have been offered Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, while Arsenal, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich have also been made aware about the 22-year-old Serbia international's availability. (90min)

West Ham have had an offer for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo rejected by Roma, while talks over a deal for the 23-year-old continue with Tottenham. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Roma will make a move for Udinese's Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu, 28, once they offload Zaniolo. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Everton are trying to find £15m to sign Sheffield United's Senegalese striker Iliman Ndiaye, 22. (Sun)

Former Spain boss Luis Enrique, 52, is one of the options being considered to take over over as the new manager of the Brazil national team. (UOL Esporte - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says 20-year-old France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has been linked with Arsenal, will not be allowed to leave the Spanish club as "he's untouchable". (Mail)

Manchester City are in talks with Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has been linked with Barcelona, about extending the 32-year-old's contract beyond the summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United and Tottenham are both monitoring 25-year-old Rennes and Croatia midfielder Lovro Majer. (Jeunes Footeux - in French)

Spain winger Adama Traore's contract with Wolves runs out in the summer and the 26-year-old is in talks with Italian sides Atalanta and Napoli over a free transfer during the summer. (90min)

Nottingham Forest are trying to sign English defender Mason Holgate, 26, from Premier League rivals Everton this month. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
MON January 23, 2023

We'll start in north London, and Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo is keen on joining Tottenham. The 23-year-old wants out from the Italian club in this window and, with his contract expiring next year, Roma are ready to cash in (Daily Mirror).

Antonio Conte and Spurs have put contract talks on ice, threatening his future as head coach. His current deal expires at the end of the season (The Times).

The club are also nervously waiting to find out whether or not the club's managing director of football Fabio Paratici will be banned from operating on transfers (Daily Telegraph).

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has suggested the Bundesliga giants could not afford Tottenham's £130m asking price for Harry Kane (Daily Mail).

He joined Arsenal, but Leandro Trossard's agent has revealed that Spurs were interested in signing the Belgian before he completed a £27million move to the Premier League leading Gunners (Daily Mail).

Another incoming at Arsenal, and their soon-to-be player Jakub Kiwior was spotted in the directors' box for Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United (The Sun).

Elsewhere, Everton are considering a £15million move for Sheffield United star Iliman Ndiaye. The Senegal international has ten goals from 8.09 xG in the Sky Bet Championship this season. (The Sun).

The Toffees have held talks over the future of manager Frank Lampard as he waits to find out his fate (Daily Telegraph).

Former Chelsea and Derby boss Lampard spoke with owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright over the weekend, along with director of football Kevin Thelwell, and has accepted things will change after Saturday's 2-0 defeat at West Ham (Daily Mail).

We've seen plenty of incomings at Chelsea, but Hakim Ziyech could be the first victim of the club's January transfer spree by joining Roma (The Sun).

Brendan Rodgers is targeting two new signings this week as he prepares for a potentially pivotal month in Leicester's season (Daily Telegraph).

Tete is targeting a move to the Premier League this month with the Foxes among the clubs showing a strong interest in Lyon's Brazilian winger (Daily Mail).

Southampton are planning to raid Chelsea again for top young full-back Silko Thomas. The Blues youngster, 18, has caught the eye at youth level but is out of contract at the end of the season (The Sun).

Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is considering a shock January exit from the Vitality Stadium amid interest from Valencia (Daily Mirror).

West Ham United's Declan Rice is leaning towards joining Arsenal in the summer, with Chelsea and Manchester United also expected to compete for the 24-year-old England midfielder's signature. (Guardian)

Everton's majority owner Farhad Moshiri has held talks with the club's board about manager Frank Lampard's future and possible replacements for the ex-England midfielder. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is not under consideration for the job at Goodison Park. (Mail)

Aston Villa remain hopeful of completing a deal for Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 23, before the transfer deadline. (Express & Star)

Chelsea still have an interest in Moises Caicedo despite having a £55m bid for the 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder rejected by Brighton. (Football.London)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have told Liverpool they have no intention of selling Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, this month. (Football Insider)

TottenhamHotspur coach Antonio Conte's contract expires this summer and, while he has been offered a new deal, the 53-year-old has asked Spurs to put it on standby because he does not want to think about his future at the moment. (Sky Sports)

Belgium forward Leandro Trossard's agent says Tottenham were in talks to sign the 28-year-old before he joined north London rivals Arsenal, who were more decisive in securing the move. (Mirror)

Spanish winger Bryan Gil, 21, is believed to be one of three players Tottenham are offering Roma as part of a potential swap deal for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23. (Football Insider)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho thinks Zaniolo may not leave because the offers for the player "are unworthy of him or the club". (Football Italia)

Roma have made initial contact with Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech's agent and could make a move for the 29-year-old Morocco winger if they sell Zaniolo. (Sky Sports Italia, in Italian)

Everton also want to bring in Ziyech to help their fight against relegation and would prefer to sign him on loan with a view to making the move permanent if they stay up. (Mail)

The Toffees hope to complete the loan signing of Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, 25, from Villarreal later today. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are also considering a £15m move for Sheffield United's Senegal striker Iliman Ndiaye, 22. (Sun)

Manchester United have joined Paris St-Germain in the chase for 17-year-old Brazilian Vitor Roque, who has a £52m release clause in his Athletico Paranaense contract. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Nottingham Forest are looking at bringing in PSG keeper Keylor Navas with England's Dean Henderson, 25, facing a spell out injured, although Bournemouth and Leicester City are also interested in the 36-year-old Costa Rican. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Leicester City are showing a strong interest in Brazilian winger Tete, who is on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk. Everton and Nottingham Forest also have the 22-year-old among their targets. (Mail)

The Foxes are also planning fresh talks with Stoke City this week over a deal for Harry Souttar after an initial bid for the 24-year-old Australia defender was rejected. (Telegraph)

Barcelona are happy with Spain defender [Irrelevant point]'s performances and plan to hold talks about extending the 32-year-old's deal once the January transfer window closes. (Sport)

Inter Milan are interested in signing England centre-back Chris Smalling on a free transfer. The 33-year-old's contract at Roma runs out in the summer but has the option of being extended by a year. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)

Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij's agent says Inter Milan have contacted him about extending the 30-year-old's contract, which runs out in the summer. (Rai Sport, via Football Italia)

Burnley are in the final stages of talks as they look to bring in 22-year-old South Africa striker Lyle Foster from Belgian club Westerlo. (Athletic - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday's newspapers


Arsenal could enact the perfect revenge on Chelsea for signing Mykhailo Mudryk earlier this month by beating them in the race to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana. Both clubs hold an interest in the playmaker and could feel that there is no better time to acquire his services.

Lionel Messi has reportedly changed his mind about his future and will not pen a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain. The forward was expected to sign a new contract at the Parc des Princes before the end of the season, but he will now become a free agent in the summer.

Imola circuit officials were fined after Max Verstappen's filming day with Red Bull led to noise complaints. The Italian track's operators were forced to stump up €500 [£440] after the F1 champion activated local noise pollution detectors nearby in one of Red Bull's most iconic cars.


UEFA is set to close the loophole which has enabled Chelsea to spread the cost of their record transfer spending over up to eight years after receiving complaints from other Premier League clubs.

Chelsea are rivalling Newcastle United in the chase for Everton's Anthony Gordon.

Abdoulaye Doucoure was banned from training with Everton's first team last week following the fallout of the Goodison Park defeat to Southampton.

The Professional Cricketers' Association has joined Russell Slade's fight for data rights.

Chelsea are set to offer Thiago Silva a contract extension to extend his impressive stay at Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Joshua has agreed a deal to face American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena on April 1.

Sporting Lisbon are weighing up an offer for Heerenveen full-back Milan van Ewijk as a potential replacement for Tottenham target Pedro Porro.

Marseille defender Sead Kolasinac's house was burgled on Friday while he played in a French Cup tie, according to a report.


Tottenham have concerns that their managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, could face a worldwide ban should a punishment laid down by the Italian Football Federation not be overturned on appeal.

Chelsea are planning a fresh move for Enzo Fernandez after previously failing to agree a deal for the Benfica midfielder.


Saudi Arabia failed in a bid to buy Formula 1 from Liberty Media last year amid the Netflix Drive to Survive boom, sources close to talks claim.

BBC executives desperately pleaded with Gary Lineker to apologise amid a tense studio stand-off over the pornographic noises prank during live FA Cup coverage last week.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell believes the Rugby Football Union's decision to lower the tackle height across the amateur game will leave players "even more vulnerable" to "accidents waiting to happen".

Former Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic's heart-warming exchange with Novak Djokovic went viral at the weekend, but she has since hit back at horrendous "fat shaming" directed at her online.


Barcelona could be about to sign a Real Madrid player for the first time in 27 years as they are holding talks with Marco Asensio, according to reports in Spain.

Gareth Bale has confirmed he will be involved in a PGA Tour competition just two weeks after retiring from football.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is ready to sell the Washington Post newspaper in order to raise enough funds to bid for the Washington Commanders of the NFL.


Newcastle have reportedly held talks with Manchester United over a shock January move for Scott McTominay.

Conor Benn could make his boxing return in an Abu Dhabi spectacular against ring legend Manny Pacquiao.


Jim Goodwin has vowed to fight on as Aberdeen boss after an "embarrassing" and "humiliating" Scottish Cup shocker. But the beleaguered manager admits there are no assurances over his future following the disaster in Darvel.

Ryan Porteous could yet see out the season as a Hibs player and leave on a free transfer.


Hibs could turn to Scotland cap Stuart Findlay to replace departing Ryan Porteous and the injured Rocky Bushiri.

Chelsea have not given up hope of signing Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 22, in the January transfer window after having bids rejected at the start of the month. (Record - in Portuguese)

Graham Potter's side may also return with an improved bid for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, with the Seagulls looking for potential replacements. (Guardian)

Everton have held talks with former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa to replace Frank Lampard as manager. (Athletic - subscription required)

Former Everton stars Wayne Rooney, now manager of DC United, and Duncan Ferguson are also on the list, along with West Ham boss David Moyes, who managed the Toffees between 2002 and 2013. (Sun)

Brentford have rejected an approach from Everton for manager Thomas Frank. (Football Insider)

Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but is set to finish the season in Spain. (Football.London)

Chelsea could also target 19-year-old Lyon and France U21s right-back Malo Gusto as their spending under Todd Boehly nears £500m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are set to offer Thiago Silva a contract extension that would keep the Brazil defender at Stamford Bridge beyond his 39th birthday. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle United could target Everton and England U21s winger Anthony Gordon, 21, as a replacement for Chris Wood, who joined Nottingham Forest last week. (Talksport)

Brighton are stepping up their interest in £20m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Uefa are set to close a loophole in the Financial Fair Play rules which has been used by Chelsea to sign players on long-term contracts, including the arrival of 22-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk on an eight-and-a-half-year deal. (Times - subscription required)

Bournemouth are bidding to beat Southampton to the signing of Villarreal and Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 21. (Athletic - subscription required)

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri, 64, is being looked at by Tottenham and West Ham if they decide to part ways with Antonio Conte or David Moyes. (Ilmessaggero - subscription required)

Manchester United had conversations with Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 31, last summer before he secured a permanent move back to Diego Simeone's side. (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace part-owners David Blitzer and Joshua Harris are exploring selling their stakes and investing in Manchester United - a move that would allow the Glazer family to stay in control of the Old Trafford club. (Mirror)

Palace are in discussions with Stuttgart over a deal for 20-year-old French midfielder Naouirou Ahamada. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are interested in signing Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, 27, on a free transfer this summer, but he is still in talks about a new deal at the Bernabeu. (Sport)

Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, 42, is set to miss out on the Poland job, with ex-Portugal manager Fernando Santos, 68, close to being appointed. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday's newspapers.


Brighton & Hove Albion have placed a valuation of £100m on Moisés Caicedo after Chelsea's latest attempt to raid the south-coast club.

Everton are facing a battle to convince their top managerial target, Marcelo Bielsa, to replace Frank Lampard.


Speaking after Everton's defeat to West Ham, owner Farad Moshiri has insisted that the club is not for sale, shortly after speculation that the Toffees were willing to accept bids of £500m for the sale of the club.
Newcastle United are confident they can sign Anthony Gordon from Everton, but they are also eyeing Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea.

Everton face a fight to convince Marcelo Bielsa to replace Frank Lampard after the ex-Leeds United coach expressed reservations about moving to Goodison Park.

Leeds United winger Jack Harrison is a target for Leicester City as they attempt to bolster Brendan Rodgers's squad to climb away from relegation danger.

With both Tottenham and Everton hoping to secure the signing of Arnaut Danjuma we take a look at some of the goals he scored at former club Bournemouth.
Leeds United are among the leading clubs interested in Southampton forward Jimmy-Jay Morgan.

Nottingham Forest's talks with Newcastle over the deal for Chris Wood included an ambitious enquiry for Allan Saint-Maximin.

Crystal Palace are pursuing a deal for Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada.

Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar employed as security guards during the World Cup at Fifa's main media centre and other key sites face deportation after launching an unprecedented street protest in Doha on Sunday against mass sackings that followed the tournament.


Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol has the latest on Chelsea and their transfer targets including Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Frank Lampard says his nightmare at Everton will "make him stronger" - and he's vowed to return and prove himself in the Premier League.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to cash in on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.


Everton are now expected to re-explore a deal for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana after Arnaut Danjuma turned his back on a move to Goodison Park despite undergoing a medical at Finch Farm.

Leeds remain interested in a deal for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi - despite contact with Juventus over a move for USMNT star Weston McKennie.


Gary Neville feels Antonio Conte has been well supported in the transfer market and feels he's at the best possible club he can be at in Europe right now.
Manchester United's search for investment is likely to result in the full sale of the club.

Aston Villa have been left frustrated after failing in an attempt to make Spain international Nico Williams their record signing.

PSG forward Lionel Messi is considering his future in France and has concerns over signing a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions, according to reports.

Speaking on a European football special edition of The Transfer Show, Florian Plettenberg discusses where Jude Bellingham could end up if he leaves Borussia Dortmund, with Liverpool reportedly keen to sign the England international.

Cristiano Ronaldo's new club Al-Nassr are reportedly convinced he will end his career there, as he'll be 40 years old when his contract ends in 2025.

The Football Association are set to renew their commitment of having BAME (black and minority ethnic) representation on England's backroom team for their Euro 2024 campaign.


The Transfer Show panel discuss Harry Kane's future and whether it lies with Tottenham or if the English striker would move to Germany with Bayern Munich.
Wayne Rooney has been backed to become a successful Premier League boss by Phil Jagielka, who reckons crisis-club Everton should consider him.


UEFA are set to change their Financial Fair Play rules to combat the long contracts loophole which Chelsea have been using.

Sam Allardyce denied any rumours claiming he has been approached by Everton, but did state he was the "best of any recent manager" the Toffees have had.


Millwall have made their move to land Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet.

Rangers recruitment guru John Park is under consideration for a return to Hibs as their new director of football.

Everton have been put up for sale with an asking price of £500m. (Guardian)

However owner Farhad Moshiri has denied reports of a potential sale, insisting he is committed to the struggling club. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal could rival Chelsea for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, in the summer. (Evening Standard)

The Seagulls have put a £100m price tag on the Ecuador international. (Times)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, is set to tell Paris St-Germain to make a fresh move for Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernando Silva, 28, this summer and reunite the former Monaco pair. (Sun)

Everton will continue talks with Marcelo Bielsa about becoming their new manager but will also consider appointing their former boss Sam Allardyce. (Independent)

Former Leeds boss Bielsa is unsure about taking the job while West Brom's Carlos Corberan is another option. (Times)

Bielsa has had initial talks with Everton but has told them their squad is "too slow" and that he would want pace options added to their squad in the remainder of the January transfer window. (Mail)

Frank Lampard, who was sacked by Everton on Monday, is desperate to prove himself and is considering a move abroad to have a fresh start and reset. (Sun)

Leeds winger Jack Harrison, 26, is a target of Leicester. (Telegraph)

Villarreal and Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 21, will have a medical at Bournemouth on Wednesday before a 23m euro (£20.3m) move. (Guardian)

The Cherries are in talks with Roma about a signing Uruguay defender Matias Vina, 25. (90 min)

Nottingham Forest would like to sign 36-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

Chelsea have opened talks with Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 38, over a new contract with his current deal set to run out at the end of the season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Talks are ongoing between Leeds and Juventus over the Italian side's 24-year-old USA midfielder Weston McKennie. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal have also made an enquiry into McKennie's availability. (Gazzetto dello Sport - in Italian)

The Gunners are in pole position to sign Real Valladolid's 18-year-old Spanish full-back Ivan Fresneda. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are willing to let England under-21 right-back Djed Spence, 22, leave on loan. (90 min)

West Ham have made a loan move for Santos and Brazil forward Marcos Leonardo, 19, after injuries to Danny Ings and Gianluca Scamacca, but have seen the move rejected so far. (90 min)

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is becomingly increasingly frustrated by the club's lack of activity in the January transfer window, with the Eagles yet to add to their squad. (Talksport)

Bristol City's 29-year-old English goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is set to undergo a medical at Wolves. (Birmingham Live)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's newspapers:


Arsenal are considering a £75m move for Moises Caicedo and could once again go head-to-head with Chelsea in the transfer market as the race intensifies for the Brighton midfielder.

Newcastle United will end their interest in Anthony Gordon and leave the winger trapped at Everton if their Premier League rivals do not lower their £60m asking price.

Everton are looking at the former Stoke City and West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic as a possible emergency January signing as they face up to the battle to stay in the Premier League.

Chelsea are prepared to compete with Liverpool for Wolves' Matheus Nunes when they step up their pursuit of midfielders in the summer.


Chelsea would prefer to offload unsettled Hakim Ziyech to Roma rather than a rival Premier League club.

AC Milan are among several clubs monitoring Joao Cancelo's situation at Manchester City.

Kaveh Solhekol says Newcastle are in talks to sign Anthony Gordon from Everton after the forward missed training with the Goodison Park club

Newcastle have reportedly launched a third bid for Flamengo wonderkid Matheus Franca.

AC Milan are preparing a loan move for out of favour Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin, according to reports.


Aston Villa are considering whether to submit a formal bid for Luiz Henrique after enquiring about the Real Betis attacker.

Everton are not giving up on their plan to appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager but face the prospect of paying at least £11m a year to land their No 1 target.

Following Tottenham's last minute swoop for Arnaut Danjuma, Everton are now looking elsewhere for a move this transfer window and Hakim Ziyech could be a contender

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is interesting Brighton but any deal could hinge on whether Liverpool are prepared to let the midfielder leave for nothing this month.

Eight illegal gamblers, including two from England, have been kicked out of Twenty20 matches in South Africa during the first two weeks of the SA20 competition amidst concerns over corruption.


Sporting Lisbon have enquired about the possibility of signing Brighton & Hove Albion's Tariq Lamptey on loan.


Chelsea have stepped up their interest in the Everton midfielder Amadou Onana as a possible alternative to Enzo Fernández and Moisés Caicedo.

Steph Houghton has emerged as the leading candidate to become the first chairwoman in the PFA's 116-year history.


Sean Dyche has re-emerged as the favourite to take over at Goodison Park as doubts over Marcelo Bielsa's enthusiasm for the job increased.

Juventus' off-field problems are stacking up after fresh claims in Italy that more than 20 players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, were paid €90m (£79.5m) in deferred wages off book.


Brighton and Hove Albion have had an offer rejected for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara.


One bookmaker has already paid out on Arsenal to win the Premier League - with one supporter taking home a cool £14,000.

Barcelona are reportedly in talks to sign Marco Asensio from bitter rivals Real Madrid.


Bild TV presenter Valentina Maceri gives insight into a potential move for Harry Kane to Bayern Munich this summer and will Bellingham leave or remain at Borussia Dortmund?
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has reportedly been "offered" to Inter Milan as the striker's agent Alejandro Camano looks to seal a pre-contract agreement.


Galatasaray are plotting a shock move for Rangers comeback star Ianis Hagi and the president of his famous father Gheorghe Hagi's club in Romania hopes they will complete a deal this month.

Kevin Nisbet could beat Ryan Porteous out of the exit door at Hibs.

Chelsea are ready to drop their interest in Everton and England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon, 21, while Newcastle also do not want to become embroiled in a bidding war. (Northern Echo)

Gordon has not handed in a transfer request at the Toffees despite missing the last two days of training. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are looking at Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, 29, as an alternative to Gordon as they are unwilling to pay Everton's £60m asking price. (Telegraph)

Everton are also interested in the Morocco forward and could make a move if Gordon does leave. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are ready to compete with Liverpool to sign Wolves' Portugal international midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in 21-year-old Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana as a possible alternative to Benfica's Argentina international Enzo Fernandez, 22, and 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who is at Brighton. (Times - subscription required)

Everton's talks with Argentine Marcelo Bielsa about being their new manager have reached an impasse with former Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl another option. (Independent)

AC Milan are one of the clubs monitoring Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28. (Sun)

Tottenham are closing on a deal for Spain full-back Pedro Porro, 23, who plays for Sporting. (Guardian)

Everton are looking at former Stoke and West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, 33, who plays for Bologna. (Telegraph)

Leeds United have made an opening bid of 28m euros (£24.6m) plus add-ons for United States midfielder Weston McKennie but Juventus want 35m euros (£30.8m) for the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports Italia)

Brighton have made an improved offer of £14m for 26-year-old Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, who Shakhtar Donetsk value at £20m. (Mail)

Brighton have had a bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, 24, rejected, with the Bundesliga side not wanting to sell the Mali international in January. (Guardian)

Southampton have had a bid for Luton Town's English full-back James Bree, 25, accepted. (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are weighing up a bid for 23-year-old Bristol City and Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo. (John Percy)

Nottingham Forest are considering a move for Inter Milan's Italian midfielder Roberto Gagliardini, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey, 22, could leave this month with Lyon among clubs interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sporting have approached the Seagulls about a loan deal for the Ghana international. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona could sell Spain forward Ferran Torres in the summer. The 22-year-old only joined from Manchester City . (Sport - in Spanish)


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Sep 19, 2012
Friday 27 January 2023 08:18, UK


Real Sociedad have told Arsenal they will have to pay Martín Zubimendi's €60m (about £52.8m) release clause if they want to sign the midfielder this month.
Tottenham are close to completing the signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth €45m (£39.6m). Porro has agreed personal terms with Spurs over a five-year contract, with the final details of the transfer fee the only part left to be agreed.
Wolves have agreed a deal to land Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes from Flamengo. The Premier League club had a £15m offer for the 21-year-old accepted earlier in the month before the move was called off when Lyon approached the Brazilian side.
The Transfer Show's Kaveh Solhekol has the latest news on Everton's search for a new manager with Marcelo Bielsa the current front runner for the job
World Athletics' long-term strategy is likely to stop trans and intersex athletes competing in female categories - and instead lead to them taking on elite men in a new 'open' classification.
Erling Haaland's prolific goalscoring is costing bookmakers more than any other player in Premier League history.

Everton are expected to drop their asking price for Anthony Gordon after the forward missed training for a third day. Newcastle United have been confident of signing Gordon after holding talks with Everton over the England U21 international this week.
Everton had been hoping to agree a deal worth up to £60m for Gordon, however, which threatened to force Newcastle to walk away and pursue other targets.
The Transfer Show's Kaveh Solhekol says there is a possibility of Wout Weghorst's loan move to Manchester United becoming permanent in the summer
Chelsea have suffered a double setback in their bid to fill two key positions before the transfer window shuts next week.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed right-back Malo Gusto, who Chelsea this week made a bid for, will not be sold this month, while an opening proposal over Everton midfielder Amadou Onana has been knocked back.
Chelsea could also make new bids for midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, despite already seeing offers turned down by Benfica and Brighton.
The legal tackle height is set to be lowered across all elite rugby globally, despite a growing revolt against plans to roll out the most seismic changes to the way the game is played since it turned professional.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have been tipped to seal a sensational double transfer to Newcastle.
Danny Ings has been given an injection in his injured knee to speed up his recovery. West Ham's new £15m striker suffered a painful whack barely 30 seconds into his debut on Saturday.
Leeds are haggling with Juventus over a fee to sign USA star Weston McKennie. Whites boss Jesse Marsch wants to land his countryman - but Leeds' offer of £20m plus add-ons is short of Juve's £30m valuation.
Manchester United are open to letting four more players leave before Tuesday's transfer deadline - plus Charlie Savage. Robbie Savage's son will join Forest Green Rovers on loan for the remainder of the season.
Everton are considering a move for Dnipro striker Artem Dovbyk in a bid to boost their survival hopes.
A look at Jack Harrison's best Premier League goals as the Leeds winger continues to be linked with a move away from Elland Road
Farhad Moshiri is staring at a financial black hole that could cost him as much as £300m if he sells Everton.
Michail Antonio has been linked with a late January move to the MLS.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is set to sell three star players this month as he looks to rebuild the squad, according to reports.

Southampton have asked about Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Belgium have shortlisted Joachim Low, Mauricio Pochettino and Andre Villas-Boas for their managerial vacancy after the departure of Roberto Martinez, according to a new report.
South American football expert Tim Vickery feels Marcelo Bielsa will be dubious of the Everton hierarchy as their turnover of managers has been high under Farhad Moshiri's ownership
Lyon have made an enquiry about taking Tottenham right-back Djed Spence on loan until the end of the season.

Erling Haaland has a €200m (£175.5m) release clause inserted into his Manchester City contract, which comes into play after two years, in the summer of 2024.
Real Madrid are set to activate Fran Garcia's €10m (£8.8m) buy option. Sources close to Garcia and Real have confirmed that the move is close, with the 23-year-old left-back likely to remain on loan at Rayo Vallecano until the end of the season.
Bournemouth agreed a deal to sign Antoine Semenyo at the third time of asking, having seen two previous bids knocked back by Bristol City.

Pep Guardiola has opened the door to a sensational return to Barcelona and claimed he would walk out on Manchester City if the opportunity arose.
Ian Wright has called for Manchester United to offer out-of-favour striker Anthony Martial in a player-plus-cash deal for Harry Kane this summer - but such a plan may meet resistance from Joel Glazer.
Arsenal legend David Seaman reckons that missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk will prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Cristiano Ronaldo was mocked with Lionel Messi's famous Barcelona goal celebration as his new team Al Nassr struggled in Thursday's Saudi Super Cup semi-final.

Former Everton manager Frank Lampard has broken his silence with a heartfelt message to the club's supporters.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted he will not be managing "beyond 70" with the German quick to rebuff emulating the career of ex-Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson.

Jonathan Liew from The Guardian and Charlotte Duncker from The Times look at the back pages tonight as the main talking point is how will be the next Everton manager as well Everton's current financial situation.
Chelsea have cooled their interest in Moises Caicedo as Arsenal prepare for Brighton fight.
Ibrahima Bamba's agent has played down rumours that the defender is on the verge of completing a move to Arsenal, though refused to rule out business being done before the transfer window shuts.
West Ham expect Michail Antonio to remain at the club beyond the end of this month's transfer window, despite the forward claiming he has held talks over a possible move away.

Manchester United have set their sights on a surprise move for Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias, according to reports in Spain.
Leeds are 'convinced' they are leading the race to sign Juventus star Weston McKennie, with Arsenal and Tottenham also interested in acquiring his services
Wimbledon chiefs have reportedly been told by government sources not to allow pro-Russia protestors to disrupt the competition, as they did at the Australian Open on Wednesday night. Flags and T-shirts were seen at the tournament, despite it being made clear they were banned beforehand.

Celtic are playing hardball with Atlanta United and their pitch for Giorgos Giakoumakis. The Major League Soccer side have tabled a bid for the Greek striker but it is a loan with an option to buy at the end of it.
Former Hibs boss Shaun Maloney has reportedly been lined up as Wigan's No 1 candidate to replace Kolo Toure as manager.
Midfielder Joe Aribo is facing the prospect of being dumped by Southampton less than eight months after writing his name into Rangers history by netting in the Europa League final.
Bournemouth and Brentford could open the Premier League door to Scotland star Ross Stewart.

Rangers will need to stump up around £1.5m if they want to sign Nicolas Raskin this month. Standard Liege knocked back the Ibrox side's opening offer.
Fuming Hearts have slammed Blackpool boss Mick McCarthy after he accused the Jambos of being 'dishonest' over his side's pursuit of Toby Sibbick.

Chelsea may have to delay plans to sign French right-back Malo Gusto, 19, in January with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas saying he expects the player to remain in France until at least the summer. (Football London)

Tottenham are confident that a deal for Sporting Lisbon and Spain defender Pedro Porro will be finalised in the coming days after difficulties in negotiations over the 23-year-old's release clause (90min)

Everton are expected to drop their £60m asking price for English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, and accept around £40m plus add-ons after their original valuation put Newcastle United off. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Having missed the last three days of training, Gordon has told Everton he has no intention of returning to the club as he tries to force through a move to Newcastle. (Mail)

Chelsea want to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana, but, while the 21-year-old Belgium international has turned down the move as he wants to focus on helping the relegation-threatened Toffees for the rest of the season, the situation could still change. (Het Nieuwsblad - in Dutch)

Onana is also an option for Arsenal, who want to sign a midfielder. (Express)

Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United are all interested in Netherlands and Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries, with Inter Milan setting a price of 40m euros (£35m) for the 26-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi's 60m euro (£52.8m) release clause if they want to sign the 23-year-old Spain international in January. (Times - subscription required)

Leeds United are ready to pay £25m for Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie, 24. (Sky Sports Italy)

Bournemouth are interested in signing Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, with their move for Villarreal and Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 21, looking like it has hit a stumbling block over medical concerns. (Mail)

Meanwhile, Jackson's injury issues have prompted Bournemouth to make a third bid for Bristol City and Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo, 23, which City boss Nigel Pearson admits has been accepted. (Dorset Live)

AC Milan also want to sign Zaniolo but are interested in 25-year-old France and Newcastle forward Allan Saint-Maximin as an alternative. (Sky Sports Italy)

Southampton are keen on Rennes and Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana. The 20-year-old was the fastest player at the World Cup and was previously attracting interest from fellow Premier League strugglers Everton. (Mail)

Leeds are set to allow their English forward Joe Gelhardt, 20, to join promotion-chasing Championship side Sunderland on loan until the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United could make a £105m bid for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen but the move for the 23-year-old Nigeria forward would likely not come until the summer. (Soccer News - In Dutch)

United are also looking to send 19-year-old English forward Charlie McNeill, Dutch defender Bjorn Hardley, 20, and English defender Di'Shon Bernard, 22, out on loan in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 28 January 2023 07:49, UK


Moises Caicedo is considering handing in a transfer request to force a late move to Arsenal or Chelsea
The ECB has offered Azeem Rafiq three days with their legal team to prepare him for the Yorkshire racism hearing next month in a move that will raise questions about the governing body's role in the process.
Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo has reportedly rejected a move to Bournemouth having told his agent that he has no interest in continuing negotiations with the Premier League club.
Dani Alves has been 'signing autographs for fellow inmates in prison' but has since been moved to another jail for 'security reasons' after being remanded without bail over an alleged sexual assault.
The Saudi Pro League is set to adjust its rules in a bid to lure Lionel Messi over to the Middle East to join long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Real Madrid have reportedly ruled out a summer move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

James Maddison could still join Newcastle United ahead of next week's January transfer deadline in spite of Leicester City having already rejected at least one concrete bid for the 26-year-old's signature, according to reports.
Chelsea have three goalkeepers on their transfer shortlist to put the futures of both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga at risk, according to reports.
Chelsea are ready to launch a fresh swoop for Enzo Fernandez and are even willing to offer Benfica 'a few players' in return for the Argentina midfielder, according to reports in Portugal.

Football chiefs are to rip up the rule book on penalties to clamp down on gamesmanship after Emi Martinez's World Cup antics.
Leicester City are set to complete the signing of Brazilian winger Tete from Lyon until the end of the season.
N'Golo Kante is reportedly set to return from injury for Chelsea's Champions League last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Dele Alli finally appears to have won over the Besiktas fanbase after a goalscoring return to the starting line-up.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is using his head and trying to trademark his goal celebration.
Graham Potter has turned to the army in a bid to build a better team spirit at Chelsea.

Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2027.

Ex-Liverpool ace Emre Can has revealed that he had cancer surgery just after joining Juventus back in 2018

The bitter rift between Uefa and the former Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, could leave one of the architects of the European Super League liable to legal action from the governing body.

Moises Caicedo has publicly said he wants to leave Brighton this month in an extraordinary social media post, after Arsenal had an opening offer of £60 million rejected for the midfielder.
Marcelo Bielsa withdrew as the No 1 candidate to take over as Everton manager after it emerged that he was only prepared to move to Goodison Park to coach the under-21 side.

Nottingham Forest are willing to offload summer signings Lewis O'Brien and Harry Toffolo this month.

Serge Gnabry has been dropped to the bench for Bayern Munich's next fixture after leaving Germany to attend Paris Fashion Week.

Rangers have tabled an improved £2m package to land Morgan Whittaker.

Rangers have teamed up with AC/DC to launch a new clothing range ahead of the rock band's upcoming 2023 tour and new book which will be released this year.
Former Rangers star Barry Ferguson reckons Ryan Jack will have to prove his match fitness before he gets offered a new contract as he warns the Gers not to overlook experience.
Giorgos Giakoumakis is poised to seal a £4m move to J-League side Urawa Red Diamonds.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is keen to return to the Premier League for next season and his ideal job would be a third spell in charge at Chelsea. (Mail)

Real Madrid will not make a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 24, in the summer as the England international has decided to join Arsenal. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed interest in Sander Berge, 24, amid rumours Liverpool and Chelsea are keen on the Blades' Norway midfielder. (Talksport)

Manchester United's20-year-old Swedish forward Anthony Elanga is being linked with a move to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven. (AD - in Dutch)

Arsenal are set to make an improved offer for Moises Caicedo after Brighton rejected an opening bid of £60m for the 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder, who says he wants to leave the Seagulls. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl says they are yet to receive any approaches for England midfielder Jude Bellingham amid Manchester United'sinterest in the 19-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Lyon's French full-back Malo Gusto for £26.3m, with the 19-year-old expected to remain with the French side until the summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36, from Paris St-Germain on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal have rejected a £7m bid from Monaco for Belgium's Albert Sambi Lokonga with the Gunners reluctant to let the 23-year-old go while they are light in midfield. (Foot Mercato - In French)

Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, has agreed a new contract at Arsenal that will more than double his salary at the Premier League leaders. (Sun)

Southampton have made a £17.5m bid for Rennes and Ghana forward Kamaldeen Sulemana, 20. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo has rejected a move to Bournemouth with the 23-year-old not wanting to leave his home country this month. (Tutto Mercato - In Italian)

Marseille appear to have beaten Leeds United and Leicester City to the signing of 22-year-old Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi. (RNC Sport)

Leeds have no interest in signing Shakhtar Donetsk'sBrazilian winger Tete, 22, despite reports in France linking him with the Premier League side. (Leeds Live)

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has spoken publicly of his desire to sign 21-year-old Spanish winger Bryan Gil from Tottenham. (Sun)

France forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, wants to extend his contract with Barcelona beyond 2024. (Sport - in Spanish)

Germany forward Marco Reus, 33, is in talks about extending his deal with Borussia Dortmund beyond this summer but his agent is also talking to other clubs, with Manchester United understood to be one of them. (90min)


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Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 29 January 2023 07:23, UK


Arsenal's pursuit of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo will not stop them trying to sign Declan Rice in the summer, with the club keen to add both players to Mikel Arteta's squad.
Chelsea are trying to sign Arsenal star Katie McCabe before the end of the January transfer window.

Pep Guardiola produced a managerial masterstroke by calling out Manchester City's under-performing players, according to Nathan Ake.
Al Nassr boss Rudi Garcia has outlined three issues with Cristiano Ronaldo's incorporation into the team that must be solved.
Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy wants to sign Anthony Elanga on loan for PSV Eindhoven.
Brighton's stars were gobsmacked when they learned Graham Potter was leaving for Chelsea - because just an hour earlier he'd taken centre stage in the Seagulls' official 2022-23 team photo.

Manchester United face a staggering bill approaching £300m if they want to pursue their interest in England captain Harry Kane.

Sporting Lisbon are exploring the possibility of signing Hector Bellerin from Barcelona, as they consider potential replacements in the event of Pedro Porro departing for Tottenham Hotspur.
Ousmane Dembele is a major doubt for the first leg of Barcelona's Europa League clash with Manchester United after he sustained a thigh injury against Girona on Saturday.
Leicester City have made an offer of £20m for Leeds United winger Jack Harrison.
Nottingham Forest are among the clubs considering a late attempt to snatch Weston McKennie away from Leeds United, who remain in advanced talks to sign the midfielder from Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo has invited some of his Manchester United pals on holiday to join him in a proper goodbye.
Crystal Palace will wait for targets Conor Gallagher and Aaron Wan-Bissaka - even if it means being patient until the summer.
Tottenham could let forward Lucas Moura go now rather than wait until his contract runs out this summer.
Watford aim to hold out for a £25m fee for star man Ismaila Sarr as his name comes up on Premier League radars.
Bournemouth are making a dramatic late swoop for speedy winger Bright Osayi-Samuel and bidding to bring him back from Turkey.
Tottenham are keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie after a starring role at the 2022 World Cup.
Roma defender Chris Smalling has reportedly handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force a move to Inter Milan.
Tottenham remain "very optimistic" that Harry Kane will reject a move to Manchester United or Bayern Munich in favour of signing a new long-term contract, according to reports.
Diego Simeone has hinted he could quit Atletico Madrid after 12 years at the helm.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that "unfortunately" he expects Nicolo Zaniolo to stay at Roma this month.

Arsenal have submitted a second offer for Moises Caicedo of £60m - plus £10m in add-ons - but Brighton are set to reject the offer, with the Seagulls demanding £80m for their star midfielder.
Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic is closing in on a move to Fulham, as the Serie A club edge nearer to signing Ivan Ilic from Hellas Verona.
New Everton manager Sean Dyche won't be able to spend his way out of trouble in the final few days of the transfer window despite the club sitting in the relegation zone.
Gary Neville has urged the Government to implement the full menu of Tracey Crouch's Review on Football, with the historic announcement that English football will finally get an independent regulator expected on February 8.
Tottenham emerging talent manager Chris Perkins has left the club and is in talks over taking up a similar role with north London rivals Arsenal.
West Ham manager David Moyes is hoping his side can make up for an underwhelming Premier League campaign to date by enjoying success in the FA Cup.

Gheorghe Hagi has told his former club Galatasaray they would be wasting their time with any ambitious move for his son Ianis because he is happy at Rangers.

Rangers are reportedly ready to come back with a third bid for Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin with Michael Beale seemingly determined to land the Belgian playmaker.

Arsenal have submitted a second offer worth up to £70m for Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo but Brighton want £80m for the 21-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)

Meanwhile, Arsenal will continue their summer pursuit of West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, even if they sign Caicedo. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle and Tottenham could move for 29-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea, in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leicester City have made an offer of £20m for Leeds United's 26-year-old English winger Jack Harrison. (The Athletic - subscription required)

However, Leeds want at least £35m for Harrison, who has 18 months left on his contract at Elland Road. (Mail on Sunday)

Meanwhile, Leeds have agreed a loan deal - worth an initial 1.5m euros (£1.3m) with a 35m euro (£30.8m) obligation to buy in the summer under certain conditions - for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie. The 24-year-old USA international will now travel to England for a medical. (Sky Sports Italia)

Nottingham Forest are also considering a late move for McKennie. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Women's Super League champions Chelsea are trying to sign Republic of Ireland international Katie McCabe, who can play as a winger or full-back, from Arsenal, having already had an offer for the 27-year-old rejected. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are keeping a close watch on Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, for a potential summer move. (Football Insider)

West Ham have joined Aston Villa in the race for Marseille and France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 23. (L'Equipe - in French)

Tottenham are interested in Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador left-sided centre-back Piero Hincapie, 21, but would be unwilling to match Leverkusen's £80m valuation. (Sun on Sunday)

Spurs have a verbal agreement in place with Sporting Lisbon for Spain defender Pedro Porro and are set to pay 48m euros (£42m) for the 23-year-old. (Record - in Portuguese)

Bournemouth are planning a £12m move for Fenerbahce and Nigeria winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, 25. (Sun on Sunday)

Fulham have submitted a new bid to sign Fluminense's Brazilian midfielder Andre, 21, on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar will join Paris St-Germain on a free transfer in the summer but the French side have offered around 10m euros (£8.8m) to sign the 27-year-old this month. Inter have rejected the offer and want at least double that. (Sky Sports Italia)

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace will have to pay £25m if they want to sign Watford and Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, 24. (Sun on Sunday)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 30 January 2023 07:20, UK


Barcelona could scupper Chelsea's chances of securing a permanent deal for Joao Felix with the LaLiga giants keen on the Portugal star.
Manchester United have received 10 offers from clubs wanting to take Anthony Elanga on loan for the rest of the season.
Roberto De Zerbi says that Brighton are ready to move on without Moises Caicedo, giving Arsenal fresh hope ahead of Deadline Day.
Spurs are set to wrap up the signing of wing-back Pedro Porro before Tuesday's Deadline Day.
Sander Berge is set to leave Sheffield United after Paul Heckingbottom left him out of the side - Fulham and Newcastle are reportedly interested.
Juventus and USA midfielder Weston Mckennie is on his way to Leeds and set to have medical on Monday.
Burnley have completed the signing of Michael Obafemi on loan from Swansea, with an option to buy.

Emiliano Martinez has been pictured hosting a World Cup party with his Argentina team-mates at a luxury hotel nine miles from Villa Park.
Inaki Williams missed his first LaLiga game for Athletic Bilbao since April 2016 on Sunday, as he was forced to sit out with an injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr coach has claimed the forward will 'go back to Europe' before retiring from football, according to reports.
Cristiano Ronaldo captained his Al Nassr side to a 1-0 victory over Ettifaq in his first competitive start for the club
Mesut Ozil's agent has admitted that the midfielder's end to his Arsenal career was 'difficult'.
West Brom have made a double loan swoop for Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O'Brien and Fulham's Nathaniel Chalobah.
Andy Robertson admitted Liverpool are getting worse as their dreadful season continued with a 2-1 loss to Brighton

Tottenham have agreed a fee to sign Chelsea Under-21s striker Jude Soonsup-Bell to bolster the club's academy.

Marco Asensio has a contract renewal offer on the table from Real Madrid but several other top European clubs have also made contact with him through his agent Jorge Mendes.
Erik ten Hag's former Ajax favourite Dusan Tadic has seen a move to Roma fall through as Jose Mourinho attempts to resolve the future of misfit Nicolo Zaniolo.
Nottingham Forest are now in advanced talks to sign Keylor Navis from PSG.

Leicester have completed the loan signing of Brazilian winger Tete from Lyon.
Anthony Gordon says everything about Newcastle suits him as a person - calling St James' Park the best atmosphere in the league.

Tottenham have reportedly submitted a late offer to Bayer Leverkusen for the services of Piero Hincapie as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his defensive ranks in advance of Tuesday's all-important deadline.

Crystal Palace hope Wilfried Zaha could return to action in February after the forward suffered a hamstring injury.
Galatasaray are leading the chase to sign Liverpool defender Nat Phillips prior to Tuesday's transfer deadline.

Nicolas Raskin is wanted by Rangers - but there's a clutch of Europe's elite on the case of the Belgian midfielder.

Tony Watt is edging closer to a departure from Dundee United after the forward was left out of the squad for Sunday's 2-0 defeat by Celtic.

Livingston captain Nicky Devlin hopes boss Davie Martindale wont leave the club for bigger offers, amid potential Aberdeen interest.

Chelsea have reopened talks with Benfica about trying to sign Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 22, before the transfer window closes on Tuesday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Fernandez would prefer to leave in January and hopes Benfica president Rui Costa will accept the Blues' offer. (Record - in Portuguese)

Brighton have rejected a second offer of £65m plus £5m in add-ons from Arsenal for 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham have submitted a 25m euro (£22m) verbal offer to Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Ecuador centre-back Piero Hincapie, 21. (Bild - in German)

Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing Newcastle United's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 30. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona are keeping tabs on 23-year-old Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix, who is currently on loan at Chelsea. (Sport - in Spanish)

Inter Milan have lined up Manchester United and Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof, 28, as a replacement for Milan Skriniar if the 27-year-old Slovakia defender moves to Paris St-Germain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham are working on a deal to sign Birmingham City's 17-year-old English midfielder Jobe Bellingham, the brother of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19. (Football Insider)

Galatasaray are leading the chase to sign Liverpool's 25-year-old English defender Nat Phillips, who is valued at £10m. (Athletic - subscription required)

Everton are keen to bring in a forward as well as Udinese's 27-year-old Brazilian defender Rodrigo Becao. (Mail)

The Toffees, meanwhile, have turned down a bid from PSV Eindhoven to sign 20-year-old English centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite on a permanent deal. (Mail)

Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks to sign Paris St-Germain and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36. (Football Insider)

Sporting Lisbon are close to a loan deal for Barcelona and Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, as a replacement for 23-year-old Spain defender Pedro Porro, who Tottenham hope to sign. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City will challenge Barcelona for the signing of Girona and Spain Under-21 defender Arnau Martinez, 19. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Sevilla are in advanced talks to sign Spanish midfielder Bryan Gil, 21, from Tottenham on loan until the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle United have agreed a fee of around £3m for West Ham and Scotland Under-21 right-back Harrison Ashby, 21. (Times - subscription required)

Fulham have held talks with Sheffield United over their Norway midfielder Sander Berge, with the 24-year-old also linked with Newcastle. (90min)

The Cottagers are also in advanced talks to sign 26-year-old Serbia midfielder Sasa Lukic from Torino. (Athletic - subscription required)

Brighton have completed the signing of AIK and Sweden midfielder Yasin Ayari, 19, for 6m euros (£5.2m). (Fabrizio Romano)

Aston Villa could look for a loan deal before the transfer window closes because boss Unai Emery wants to at least add an experienced striker to his squad following the sale of English striker Danny Ings, 30, to West Ham. (Express and Star)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 31 January 2023 07:38, UK


Joao Cancelo is set to leave Manchester City following a training ground bust-up with Pep Guardiola.
Hakim Ziyech's Chelsea career could be drawing to a close, with Paris Saint-Germain in talks with the Blues to land the winger.
Nottingham Forest are ready to switch sights to Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico after talks over a deal for Keylor Navas hit a last-minute hitch.
Manchester United striker Charlie McNeill is in talks to join League Two side Newport County on loan.
LaLiga have rejected the registration of [Irrelevant point]'s new contract at Barcelona as it will take the Catalans over their salary cap - according to reports.
Bristol City have targeted a move for Crystal Palace defender Jake O'Brien.
Leicester are poised to step up their bid to sign Jack Harrison from Leeds as Brendan Rodgers seeks more attacking options before the transfer window closes.

Chelsea are closing in on the £115m signing of Enzo Fernández and could continue their remarkable spending by making a last-ditch bid for Brighton's Moisés Caicedo.
Wrexham have been handed a dream draw as they could face Spurs at home if they beat Sheffield United in the replay of the FA Cup
Sean Dyche has called for fan support to help steady the ship at Goodison Park.

Arsenal are among the clubs exploring a possible move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho before the transfer deadline.
Visit Saudi, the Gulf nation's tourist board, is set to be unveiled as a sponsor of this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Chelsea youngster Jude Soonsup-Bell has completed his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Juventus were handed their 15-point punishment based on new serious evidence, according to the Federal Court of Appeal's written reasons.
Paris Saint-Germain are in talks to sign Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech on an initial loan deal.
Tottenham Hotspur wing-back Djed Spence is set to head out on loan to French side Rennes for the rest of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement in principle to sign Pedro Porro for €45m.

Arsenal are weighing up increasing their offer for Moisés Caicedo to about £75m.

Sampdoria officials have shockingly been sent a threatening letter containing a blank bullet amid the club's ongoing struggles.
Fulham forward Willian is receiving interest from "top clubs", according to his agent Kia Joorabchian.
Tottenham transfer target Nicolo Zaniolo was forced to call the police after he was confronted by angry Roma fans.
Arsenal looking at a third bit for Moises Caicedo for around £75m.
Arteta will still want to bring in Declan Rice even if they are successful with a bid for Caicedo.
Weston Mckennie labelled his Leeds move a "dream come true" as he became their third American recruit.
Southampton have triggered the £26m release clause of Braga striker Vitinha.
Leicester have tabled a £15m bid for Stoke's Harry Souttar.

PFA boss Maheta Molango believes players should be involved in major decisions on who gets the World Cup.
Sean Dyche wants Everton to sign two new players before the window closes tonight.
Nottingham Forest will be without star-man Morgan Gibbs-White for tomorrow's Carabao Cup semi-final against United.
Fulham are hoping to get a loan move for out-of-favour Arsenal defender Cedric Soares.

Nottingham Forest are preparing for a frantic final day, with Atlético Madrid defender Felipe flying in for a medical on Tuesday.
Alex Hales, one of the stars of England's T20 World Cup triumph, is set to miss the tour of Bangladesh to play franchise cricket in Pakistan and honour a lucrative £145,000 contract.
Manchester United have rejected a world-record transfer offer for Arsenal and England striker Alessia Russo.

Arsenal sporting director Edu is reportedly weighing up a late bid for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.
Everton reportedly considered hiring Carlo Ancelotti's son, Davide, before deciding to name Sean Dyche as their new manager.
Manuel Akanji says that Pep's post-Spurs rant has woke the players up and has rescued Man City's season.
Harry Maguire who has rejected a loan move to Inter Milan, will quit Manchester United if his playing time remains short.
Arsenal are lining up a late move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, with Arteta said to be a big fan.
Leeds are confident they can fight off interest from other clubs for Jack Harrison amid transfer rumours.

Michael Beale has revealed Rangers are getting closer to signing Nicolas Raskin but there is still work to be done
Tottenham have struck a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro after agreeing to waive a portion of the Marcus Edwards sell-on clause.

Nicolas Raskin has arrived in Scotland ahead of completing his move to Rangers.
Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis has reportedly sealed his Parkhead exit after Atlanta United finally reached an agreement with the Scottish champions.

Hibs are weighing up a move for Swindon Town midfielder Jonny Williams.
Hibs have rejected a bid from Wigan Athletic for their prized striker Kevin Nisbet.

Arsenal are exploring a move for Jorginho with the 31-year-old Italy midfielder out of contract at Chelsea in the summer. (Football London)

Paris St-Germain hope to sign Chelsea and Morocco forward Hakim Ziyech on loan for the rest of the season, with the 29-year-old thought to prefer a switch to France rather than joining another English team. (L'Equipe)

Arsenal are also considering a late bid for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans. The 25-year-old Belgium international is out of contract in the summer, but the Gunners are keen for immediate reinforcements to their squad. (90min)

Manchester United captain and England defender Harry Maguire, 29, has turned down a loan approach from Inter Milan, but will reassess his position in the summer. (Daily Star)

Tottenham have edged closer to completing a deal to sign Spain right-back Pedro Porro, 23, for 45m euros (£39.5m) from Sporting Lisbon. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Sporting Lisbon will replace Porro with fellow Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, from Barcelona. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have received 10 loan offers for Sweden winger Anthony Elanga, with Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven among the clubs interested, but Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is reluctant to let the 20-year-old leave. (FourFourTwo)

Liverpool could make a surprise move to bolster their midfield by signing Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Tottenham full-back Djed Spence, 22, is set to head out on loan to French side Rennes for the rest of the season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bournemouth are close to agreeing a fee with Serie A side Sassuolo for their Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore, 22. (90min)

The Cherries are also in talks with Dynamo Kyiv over a deal for 20-year-old Ukraine defender Ilya Zabarnyi. (Mail)

Leeds have enquired about signing Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, from Roma. (Calciomercato)

A training ground bust-up between Joao Cancelo, 28, and manager Pep Guardiola instigated the Portugal defender's likely departure from Manchester City to Bayern Munich on loan. (Mail)

Southampton have agreed to meet the £26.2m release clause for Braga forward Vitinha, 22, who has played for Portugal's under-21 side. (Football Insider)

Newcastle see Sheffield United and Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 24, as an ideal replacement for Jonjo Shelvey, 30, who is set to join Nottingham Forest (Newcastle Chronicle)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Felipe, 33, with the Brazilian having lost his place in Diego Simeone's starting line-up this season. (Mail)

Leicester have tabled a £15m bid for Stoke and Australia defender Harry Souttar, 24. The Foxes are also interested in Leeds winger Jack Harrison, 26, but their Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard, 30, and Turkey centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, 26 are available for transfer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

While Fulham are closing in on the £8.8million arrival of Serbian midfielder Sasa Lukic, 26, from Torino, the Cottagers still have details to sort around the signing of Arsenal and Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United forward Charlie McNeill, 19, is in talks to join League Two side Newport County on loan, while 22-year-old defender Di'Shon Bernard is discussing a move to League One Portsmouth. (Mail)

Everton want to sign at least two attacking players on deadline day. Among their targets are Rennes' 20-year-old Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, Coventry's Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 24, Newcastle United's Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 28, and Manchester United's 20-year-old Sweden forward Anthony Elanga among their targets. (Liverpool Echo)

The Toffees are also targeting Union Berlin's Suriname striker Sheraldo Becker, 27, and Ghana striker Andre Ayew, 33, who is a free agent. (Mail)

Norwich are close to signing 19-year-old Brazilian winger Marquinhos on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season. (Express)

Leeds are willing to listen to offers for Jack Harrison with Leicester considering a bid for the 26-year-old English winger. (LeedsLive)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 1 February 2023 00:29, UK


Manchester City are interested in a move for James Maddison this summer.
Hakim Ziyech's loan move to Paris Saint-Germain was held up because Chelsea have been "greedy" in their negotiations, according to reports in France.
Jadon Sancho is set to make his return to the Manchester United matchday squad for the first time since October.
Enner Valencia claims his fellow Ecuador international Moises Caicedo should not have written the Instagram post which signalled he was leaving Brighton.
The 12 clubs involved in the European Super League project have had their protection against any UEFA sanctions restored, at least until the European Court of Justice rules on the case later this year.
Conor Benn is expected to be permitted to return to the World Boxing Council rankings when it releases its findings from a three-month investigation into his failed drugs tests.

Manchester City "really like" Arsenal star Bukayo Saka, reports claim.
Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic wants a move to Real Madrid amid interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Marc Cucurella was shocked to learn Jorginho had completed his transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal.

Crystal Palace's first-team coach Shaun Derry has left his role with the Premier League club.

Aston Villa have dismissed a campaign from their own supporters to abandon a shirt sponsorship deal with controversial online casino BK8.
England are facing an extraordinary stretch on their resources for the white-ball tour of Bangladesh with around 15 players set to be unavailable for the start of the tour.
LIV Golf has signed yet another PGA Tour winner, with Colombian Sebastian Munoz set to be announced as the newest recruit for the Saudi-funded league, which begins in three weeks' time.

Everton have turned to Andre Ayew late in the window to try and solve their scoring issues, and are in advanced talks about a deal.

Ex-Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick was full of praise for Manchester United new-boy Marcel Sabitzer from when the pair worked together at RB Leipzig.

Train tickets from Newcastle to London on the day of the League Cup final all but sold out just 20 minutes into Tuesday's semi-final second leg.

Chelsea's Ben Chilwell, who Manchester City almost signed from Leicester City in 2020, is among their targets for a new left-back.

Liverpool are considering their former base at Melwood as a site for the training ground for their women's team.

Former Poland manager Czeslaw Michniewicz is interested in becoming the new manager of Aberdeen, according to reports.

Jonny Hayes insists he and his Aberdeen team-mates did not "throw Jim Goodwin under the bus" but knows they have no defence to accusations being levelled at them.

Manchester City are planning a move for Leicester City's 26-year-old England midfielder James Maddison in the summer. (Mail)

A loan move to Inter Milan was never an option for 29-year-old Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, who will stay at Old Trafford until at least the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea asked Inter Milan about selling 25-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, but the Serie A club were not prepared to let him leave. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain will appeal to the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) after failing to complete a deal for 29-year-old Chelsea and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech. The clubs signed the contracts but they were not registered in time. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27, has made the choice not to sign a new contract and instead leave on a free transfer in the summer. (Sport Mediaset via Football Italia)

Bournemouth turned down the chance to sign Roma's 23-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo after he had a change of heart about joining. (Sky Sport Italia via Daily Echo)

West Brom's loan deal for 19-year-old Chelsea andJamaica winger Omari Hutchinson fell through on deadline day after the Baggies signed English winger Marc Albrighton, 33, on loan from Leicester City. (Football.London)

AC Milan have denied there are tensions in negotiations over a new contract with Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23, and talks are taking place "in a professional way". (Football Italia)

Barcelona tried to sign Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, from Fiorentina on loan with an obligation to buy, but the Italian club rejected the offer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich rejected Inter Milan's advances for France defender Benjamin Pavard, 26, in the final hours of the transfer window. (L'Equipe - in French)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 2 February 2023 07:57, UK

New legislation for the Premier League is reportedly set to trigger a major shakeup to how football clubs are run.
The yet-to-released Football White Paper, which The Sun claims to have seen in advance, will enforce tougher regulations on who can own clubs. Multi-millionaires who cannot prove the source of their wealth won't be able to complete takeovers of football clubs.
Chelsea are set to be big sellers when the summer transfer window opens, with 2022 signings Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly among at least six high-profile players who could be on their way out of Stamford Bridge.
Kaveh Solhekol breaks down exactly what went wrong with Hakim Ziyech's transfer that saw the winger's loan from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain collapse on transfer deadline day
Erling Haaland's agent Rafaela Pimenta has calmed talk of an early exit from Manchester City, saying her client is "married" to the club until 2027 after earlier admitting she would always struggle to say no to anything Barcelona president Joan Laporta proposed to her.
Athletic Bilbao's decision to sign Ander Herrera on a permanent deal allowed Nottingham Forest to swoop in and sign PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas on loan, with the French side having previously been at the maximum number of players loaned out aged over 21.
Nicolo Zaniolo's family have hinted he could take legal action against AS Roma for the "psychological pressure" put on him during the January transfer window when he was unable to secure his exit from the club.
Rangers manager Michael Beale revealed his desire to sign midfielder Malik Tillman on a permanent deal after he impressed in their 3-0 win at Hearts
Human rights groups have been joined by Aussie and Kiwi Women's World Cup chiefs in criticising FIFA plans to let the Saudi government sponsor this summer's tournament.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter is set to leave £116.5m worth of talent out of his Champions League knockout squad.

Chelsea's owners will not demand instant results from manager Graham Potter after their astonishing January spending spree and intend to give him sufficient time to mould a winning team.
Rugby league tightens concussion rules but has no plans to lower tackle height.

Chelsea will be in danger of breaching UEFA's financial fair play rules if they fail to qualify for the Champions League this season.
Tottenham's £42.5m shirt-sleeve sponsorship deal with the South African government has received criticism in the country, which is considering a state of disaster because of record power cuts.
Man Utd Tuilagi is set to miss out on England's squad to face Scotland in the Calcutta Cup with Joe Marchant instead joining Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell in Steve Borthwick's midfield.
An African billionaire is close to completing a £90m takeover at Sheffield United, greatly easing a financial crisis at the Sky Bet Championship club that includes a default on payments due to Liverpool.

Manchester United rejected approaches for five fringe members of their first-team squad in the dying stages of the January transfer window but are expected to change their stance in the summer.
Organisers of the Las Vegas Grand Prix are planning for a much longer stay on the F1 calendar than the initial three-year contract they signed ahead of the inaugural race in November 2023.
Enzo Fernandez will wear the No.5 at Chelsea - but only in the Premier League.
Dean Henderson refused Erik ten Hag's request to consider cutting short his loan spell at Nottingham Forest to return to Manchester United in the January window.

Everton are still hoping to salvage a deal to sign free agent striker Andre Ayew as he prepares for face-to-face talks with two Premier League clubs.
Chelsea secured a secret Deadline Day signing with the addition of 17-year-old striker Jimmy-Jay Morgan from Southampton for a compensation fee in the region of £6m.
Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is reported to be under increased pressure after a poor run of form since the end of the winter break, allied with Thomas Tuchel remaining unemployed and waiting in the wings to take on a new role.
Thiago Silva is disappointed to see Jorginho leave Chelsea for Arsenal, admitting the club has "lost one of our great leaders".
Tommy Fury says he has moved out of his home into a "little apartment" he also dubbed a "hellhole" as he ups his focus on the forthcoming fight with Jake Paul.
Toffee TV's Peter McPartland and Barry Cass say the 'toxic' situation at Everton's boardroom level has left players not wanting to join in the transfer window
Former Wales rugby union international Alix Popham, who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, will take part in a charity bike ride from Cardiff to Edinburgh later this month to raise awareness and funds for brain health in sport.
Nottingham Forest are keeping tabs on Everton's bid to sign free agent Andre Ayew as Steve Cooper considers move for the 33-year-old forward after working with him at Swansea.
Barcelona were 18 seconds late submitting paperwork for $4m transfer target and LA Galaxy right-back Julian Araujo, the club's director Mateu Alemany has claimed, though the LaLiga giants are now anxiously waiting to hear back from FIFA on whether they can officially sign him.
England are hoping to parachute Jamie George into their team to face Scotland despite the hooker missing almost two weeks of training.

Everton have reportedly turned their attention to free agent Isco after failing to bolster Sean Dyche's squad on a miserable transfer deadline day for the Merseyside club.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas believes the Premier League transfer market is "doped" and the large spending of its clubs threatens the sustainability of European football.
Wolverhampton Wanderers players will wear sustainable green armbands against Liverpool on Saturday as part of an environmental initiative.

Queen's Park face an anxious wait on their Scottish Cup future after doubts emerged whether recent signing Euan Henderson should have been allowed to face Inverness as he was not registered for the club at the time the tie was initially due to take place.

Rangers boss Michael Beale is tipping Hearts counterpart Robbie Neilson to eventually take over from Steve Clarke as Scotland manager.

Real Madrid will make signing Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, their priority for the summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are tracking 22-year-old Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is currently on loan at Bayer Leverkusen. (Guardian)

Everton are looking to sign Ghana forward Andre Ayew, who is expected to arrive in the United Kingdom for talks, on a free transfer. Nottingham Forest could also be tempted into a move for the 33-year-old. (Mail)

The Toffees could also look to sign former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 30, who is available on a free transfer. (Times - subscription required)

Everton had a deadline day move for 31-year-old Colombian striker Duvan Zapata rejected by Atalanta. (TeamTalk)

That was one of a reported 14 targets Everton failed to sign on deadline day. (Express)

Chelsea and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 26, is among Manchester City's targets for the summer if Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, 28, does not return from his loan spell at Bayern Munich. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's owners will not demand immediate results from manager Graham Potter following the club's January spending spree. (Guardian)

The Blues are set to add another signing in English striker Jimmy-Jay Morgan, 17, who will join from Southampton. (Sun)

Chelsea's Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, sent desperate text messages to club owner Todd Boehly as he tried to complete his proposed loan move to Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are set to bid for 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Germany forward Karim Adeyemi. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Barcelona will offer Spain midfielder Sergi Roberto, 30, a new contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leeds United declined the opportunity to sign English defender Axel Tuanzebe, 25, on loan from Manchester United before the January window closed. (The Athletic, via Metro)

The agent of Liverpool's Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, believes discussions over a new contract at the club will conclude this month. (Sky Germany, via Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 3 February 2023 07:39, UK


Juventus are sensationally considering terminating Paul Pogba's contract, or attempting to somehow sell him, after he has failed to play a single minute for the club since his return from Manchester United.
Chelsea reportedly wanted to sign yet another midfielder on Deadline Day but were rebuked by Fiorentina when they asked for Sofyan Amrabat on loan and told the late approach was no way to treat another club.
Moises Caicedo's agent Manuel Sierra has criticised Brighton for denying his client a move that would have been "the dream of his whole life".
Manchester United activated an "emergency protocol" on Deadline Day to sign Marcel Sabitzer from a list of 10 central midfielders they were told could be available.
The Football Association is facing questions over the safeguarding of young female players after shocking allegations were made against a former Aston Villa coach, including a request for naked pictures and other inappropriate messages.
Manchester City are set to visit Japan and Thailand on a pre-season tour this summer, their first trip to the Far East since before the pandemic.
Serie A's bottom side Sampdoria are risking a significant points deduction as they have reportedly not yet paid their players for the final quarter of 2022.
Benfica president Rui Costa has admitted he 'won't cry' for Enzo Fernandez in a scathing account of the midfielder's conduct during his deadline day move to Chelsea.
Joelinton's brilliant form at Newcastle has launched him into contention for a first Brazil cap.
Jude Soonsup-Bell left Chelsea on deadline day for rivals Tottenham because he felt his pathway to first-team football had been blocked.
The first indications of the government's plans for an independent football regulator were warmly received by supporters, some clubs and campaign groups on Thursday.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon on account of aggravated menacing, according to several reports.

Gabriel Martinelli is ready to end speculation about his long-term future at Arsenal by signing a new four-and-a-half year deal.
Vinicius Junior wore a pair of plain black boots during Real Madrid's game against Valencia at the Bernabeu on Thursday night - as his row with Nike rumbles on.
Tottenham are set to sign a £60m sponsorship deal with the South African government.

Chelsea's home-grown stars fear they will have to be sold in the summer if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League because of the threat of severe Financial Fair Play consequences.

Bayern Munich are set to make Manchester United target Benjamin Pavard available for a reported fee of £27m in the summer.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag reportedly called goalkeeper Dean Henderson in a bid to try and cut his loan spell with Nottingham Forest short.
Max Aarons rejected two offers from Premier League clubs on deadline day as he wants to help Norwich secure promotion back to the top division for a third time.
Paris Saint-Germain only turned their attentions to Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech after their efforts to sign Malcom from Zenit St. Petersburg came to an end - although current rules would have allowed him to leave the Russian club for nothing, his contract included a clause meaning a £23m fee would need to be paid.
Paul Gascoigne has revealed he brutally turned down moves to Chelsea and Aston Villa when he ended his time with Lazio in 1995 and joined Rangers.
Nicolo Zaniolo is reportedly prepared to sue Roma for their treatment of him in recent weeks.
Ajax have announced John Heitinga as their interim manager until the end of this already turbulent campaign.

Chelsea are planning a clear-out of players to help fund another round of big spending in the summer.

Allan Saint-Maximin's long-term future at Newcastle remains in some doubt with the club unable to offer him any guarantees in terms of increased playing time.
Manchester United are reported to have passed up on an opportunity to sign a new right-back in January due to the upturn in form displayed by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Arsenal seriously considered a deadline-day move for Real Sociedad midfielder and Barcelona target Martin Zubimendi after ending their pursuit of Brighton playmaker Moises Caicedo, according to reports.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is keen for Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a member of the franchise.
Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith admits his team's qualifying tie on clay in Colombia will be "very complicated" because games are being played at an altitude of 2,600 metres with pressureless tennis balls.

Nigerian technology billionaire Dozy Mmobousi is close to completing a £90m takeover of promotion-chasing Championship club Sheffield United which would ease their current financial issues.
Swim England is facing accusations of failing children after the damning results of an independent review into the handling of alleged bullying and fat-shaming were published.
A football ultra from Morocco has lost a legal battle for asylum in the UK after claiming that he would be attacked by rival fans in his homeland.

Southampton are likely to renew their interest in Celtic star Liel Abada in the summer after discussing him as a January transfer window option.
Former Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin is on trial with Hibernian after leaving Fleetwood Town earlier this week.
Michael Beale insists he is delighted with Alfredo Morelos and is adamant he has not given up hope that the striker - and Ryan Kent - will sign new deals at the end of the season.
Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher says a change of heart in the Swansea camp put an end to Rangers' pursuit of Morgan Whittaker.
Lee Johnson wants showdown talks with the SFA over VAR - claiming he might have to sign an on-field bouncer if glaring inconsistencies aren't cleared up.

Paul Parker says Amad Diallo's loan spell with Rangers last season was a "bad idea" and that he is far better suited to playing in the Championship with Sunderland.

Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, has signed a new contract with Arsenal that keeps him at the club until the summer of 2027. (Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle United have reportedly joined the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham,19, from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Fiorentina were left frustrated by Todd Boehly as the Chelsea owner took it upon himself to try to sign Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, on loan on transfer deadline day. (New York Times via Talksport)

River Plate are set to receive almost 32m euros (£28m) following 22-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez's move from Benfica to Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)

Meanwhile, Chelsea's homegrown players fear the club will be forced to sell them to avoid Financial Fair Play (FFP) trouble if the Blues miss out on Champions League qualification this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham had a transfer deal 'almost done' for Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu, 28, before the Udinese player was was ruled out for the rest of the season in January with a knee injury. (Fabrizio Romano via Express)

The agent of Moises Caicedo, 21, has criticised Brighton for denying the Ecuador midfielder a move to Arsenal and said the opportunity "may not be repeated in life". (Marca90 via Ole - in Spanish)

English winger Jack Harrison, 26, is expected to sign an improved contract at Leeds United in the coming weeks. (Sky Sports)

Spanish midfielder Isco, 30, is still looking for a new club and has been offered to a number of Premier League sides on a short-term deal. (90min)

While Everton have looked into signing Isco, the club has concerns over whether the former Real Madrid man has the physicality needed to play in the English top flight. (Independent)

Juventus are considering the possibility of selling or even terminating the contract of 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Mail)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 36, is expected to extend his contract at AC Milan by an additional year until 2024. (Sport.Sky - in Italian)

Nigerian technology billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi is close to completing a £90m takeover of Championship side Sheffield United.(Times - subscription required)

English full-back Max Aarons, 23, turned down offers from two unnamed Premier League clubs on deadline day in order to help Norwich earn promotion back to the top flight. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 4 February 2023 08:22, UK


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to be in Milan after being axed from Chelsea's Champions League squad.
Chelsea and Benfica chiefs were reportedly close to a "physical confrontation" during tense negotiations for Enzo Fernandez.

Benfica chief Rui Costa has taken aim at Enzo Fernandez's conduct before his deadline day move to Chelsea.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Chelsea future is in major doubt having been left out of their Champions League squad - with the striker said to be 'shocked and disappointed' after receiving the news.
Erik ten Hag says he is not worried about Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes suffering from burn-out and insists they can handle playing every game.
Mikel Arteta has suggested his hand was forced in the January transfer window after Arsenal lost Mohamed Elneny to injury.
Mykhailo Mudryk's former coach, Andres Carrasco, has insisted the Ukraine international would have been better suited to an Arsenal move.

Graham Potter says a "heavy cold" was behind Mykhailo Mudryk's substitution at half-time during Chelsea's draw with west London rivals Fulham on Friday.
Michail Antonio has revealed West Ham blocked him from leaving the club in January, after a "couple of bids" came in for the striker.

The Premier League and EFL remain locked in talks over redistribution - with offers and counter-offers made and received but no deal reached.
American fans of the popular 'Welcome to Wrexham' television show will get the opportunity to see the team play stateside this summer, with the Welsh club entering a team into a new seven-on-seven soccer tournament being held in North Carolina this summer.
Randal Kolo Muani admits he has not got over his miss in the dying embers of the 2022 World Cup final, insisting the memory will 'be there for life'.
Thomas Muller has admitted the Bayern Munich squad were surprised by Marcel Sabitzer's Deadline Day move to Manchester United.
Prospective new Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi has provided an eight-figure cash injection to stave off the threat of administration.
Eddie Hearn has leaped to the defence of Anthony Joshua as he insists the Brit is ready to return with 'vengeance'.

Jurgen Klopp says his off-form Liverpool stars should take inspiration from Manchester United's Marcus Rashford as he warned "self-pity" is not an option for the club's toils.

Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester must accept they will always sell their best players but believes the club will survive.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has taken the unprecedented step of criticising UK Athletics for its "inaccurate" interpretation of the law after UKA announced plans for a new transgender policy.
The Scotland captain, Jamie Ritchie, has said he does not know what to expect from England's new-look side under Steve Borthwick as the visiting side seek to extend their unbeaten run at Twickenham to three matches.

Michael Beale has admitted his only worry over losing Malik Tillman in the summer is if parent club Bayern Munich are so impressed by his progress at Rangers that they want him back as part of their first team squad.
Toby Sibbick admitted he had a chilled out transfer deadline day after being delighted Hearts knocked back Blackpool.
Oliver Abildgaard's frantic last day as a Celtic player has been revealed with the Danish midfielder close to signing a deal in his native country before penning a deal in Italy.
New York City head coach Nick Cushing has taken a coy approach to rumours surrounding a possible Rangers exit for James Sands.

Manchester United and Paris St-Germain will be expected to pay a transfer fee of at least £90m if they are to sign prolific Napoli and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 24, in the summer. (ESPN)

Arsenal have made agreeing new contracts with Bukayo Saka, 21, and France defender William Saliba, 21, a priority, with Manchester City interested in the England winger. (Talksport)

After a hectic transfer window Chelsea have turned their attention to extending the contract of Mason Mount, 24. The England midfielder is out of contract in the summer of 2024. (90min)

Manchester City want Brighton's Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, to replace Ilkay Gundogan when the 32-year-old Germany international's contract expires at the end of the season. (Fichajes)

Sources close to Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang say the 33-year-old is shocked and disappointed to be left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad and is convinced the club want to get rid of him. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United have agreed a four-year contract extension with 18-year-old winger Alejandro Garnacho, who has been in senior Argentina squads. (AS in Spanish)

Staff at Old Trafford are split over whether 21-year-old England forward Mason Greenwood should be allowed to resume his career at the club. (Guardian)

Greenwood is eyeing a move to China to restart his career if United decide to sack him once they complete their own internal process. (Sun)

Manchester United are considering a summer move for Barcelona's 20-year-old Spanish forward Ansu Fati. (AS - in Spanish)

West Ham United and Everton will have to wait until the summer to move for Suriname winger Sheraldo Becker after Union Berlin were reluctant to let the 27-year-old leave in January because of their Champions League ambitions. (Caught Offside)

LA Galaxy right-back Julian Araujo's move to Barcelona has fallen through after Fifa ruled the paperwork to finalise the 21-year-old's transfer was submitted too late. (ESPN)

Utrecht's former United States Under-19 midfielder Taylor Booth, 21, is being monitored by Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. (Mail)

Marseille tried to sign Sekou Mara on loan from Southampton in January but the Saints had no intention of letting the 20-year-old France U21 striker leave. (Footmercato - in French)

Chelsea are set to ask for exemptions from the Premier League's spending rules when they submit their latest accounts, arguing they were unable to receive income for three months last year after the previous owner, Roman Abramovich, was sanctioned by the UK Government. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 5 February 2023 07:49, UK


Erik ten Hag is preparing for a big clear out this summer at Manchester United in order to bring in big targets like Harry Kane and Declan Rice.
Chelsea will now target Victor Osimhen and pay whatever it takes to beat Man Utd to the Napoli striker's signature.
Birmingham City's takeover is stalling over a failure to reach an agreement on how the club is sold.
Marco Asensio's agents will fly to London in the next week to get a feel for Premier League interest in their client.
Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City were right to walk away when Tottenham decided £100m was not enough for Harry Kane.
Jose Mourinho has admitted he could have left Roma in December but decided to stay at the Serie A club - as speculation over a possible return to the Premier League with Chelsea continues.
Manuel Neuer has slammed Bayern Munich's decision to sack goalkeeping coach and close friend, Toni Tapalovic, feeling that his "heart was ripped out" upon hearing the news.
Sergio Ramos admits he is relieved to be on the same team as Lionel Messi after years of "suffering" while trying to defend against the player he believes is the greatest ever.

Manchester City are to hand teenage starlet Rico Lewis a new bumper long-term deal.
Chairs were thrown and stools were used as weapons in a violent city centre brawl after Newport County played Swindon Town.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan are all on alert following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's shock Chelsea Champions League omission.
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira removed Shaun Derry as a first-team coach in a row for overstepping in his role after he was caught repeatedly berating players.
Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon was not aware he was banned from driving when getting behind the wheel this week, Sportsmail understands.
Formal bids for Manchester United are due to be submitted in the next week or so.
US investment firm Red Bird Capital Partners are considering upping their stake in Liverpool.
Mason Mount's Chelsea future is in doubt with the two parties a long way apart on a new contract.
Tottenham defender Cristian Romero still watches reruns of Argentina's World Cup final win over France every day.
Erling Haaland's prolific run at Manchester City has not stopped him studying rivals such as Harry Kane.
Chelsea's near-£600m splurge on players since last summer could see them fall foul of UEFA's new Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules as soon as next season.
Christian Pulisic offered a boost to Chelsea fans as he claimed he would be back from injury soon.

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has revealed he retired from international football because of the relentless schedule playing for club and country brings.
David Moyes has said Declan Rice will cost a British-record fee whenever he leaves West Ham.

Chelsea are reportedly set to seek exemptions to the Premier League spending rules after splashing more than £300m in the January transfer window.
Erik ten Hag has told Harry Maguire he will get plenty of chances to regain his first-team slot after blocking Inter Milan's bid to take him on loan.
Chelsea want to reward Conor Gallagher with a new deal and a pay rise after refusing to let him leave in January.
Sunderland 'keeper Anthony Patterson should be heading for the Premier League in the summer - with Wolves and Leicester making him a major target.

Manchester United will 'ask to sign' Barcelona winger Ansu Fati after they look to thrash out a deal with the La Liga club for his team-mate Frenkie de Jong.
Tottenham could make a move for Atletico Madrid duo Jan Oblak and Yannick Carrasco in the summer, according to reports.

Ashes winner Tim Bresnan claims the England and Wales Cricket Board "pandered" to Azeem Rafiq and is withholding key material in its Yorkshire racism prosecution.

Michael Beale slammed Rangers' shot-shy attackers after a nervy win against Ross County.
Scotland star Lyndon Dykes has been released from hospital.

Ange Postecoglou has opened talks with Joe Hart, Aaron Mooy and David Turnbull over their Parkhead futures but wants to know if their ambitions match his own before handing out new deals.
Gregor Townsend insists Scotland's glorious last-gasp Calcutta Cup win over England still leaves plenty of room for Six Nations improvement.

England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, will lead an exodus of six big-name players at Manchester United this summer. (Mirror)

West Ham are confident of securing an £80m-plus summer transfer fee for England midfielder Declan Rice, with Newcastle set to join Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign the 24-year-old. (Football Insider)

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have all made enquires about Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, following his omission from Chelsea's Champions League squad. (Mail)

Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United for Napoli and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 24. (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid have "set their sights" on signing Wolverhampton Wanderers' Spanish defender Hugo Bueno, 20. (AS via Sport Witness)

Arsenal and Tottenham are among the clubs that have shown interest in Barcelona's Spanish forward Ansu Fati, but Bayern Munich are said to be the most keen on the 20-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The Gunners, meanwhile, will be overwhelming favourites to sign Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, in the summer. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham could reportedly make use of good relations with Atletico Madrid to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 29, and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 30, in coming transfer windows. (Mail)

Real Madrid were offered the chance to sign Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, from Manchester City,but the Spanish club decided not to proceed as they are happy with the current squad. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)

Spanish midfielder Isco, 30, is reportedly waiting for a concrete proposal to his agents from Everton as he continues to look for a new club after his contract with Sevilla was terminated. (TuttoJuve - in Italian)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's papers


Liverpool, Real Madrid and Man City will fight it out to sign Jude Bellingham this summer.


West Ham manager David Moyes says England midfielder Declan Rice will command a British transfer record if he ever leaves the London Stadium.

France suffered an almighty scare before rallying to edge Italy in the Six Nations.


David de Gea is confident that new signing Marcel Sabitzer can fill in for Manchester United midfield general Casemiro during his three-game suspension.

Manchester United expect bids will be submitted next week to take over control of the club from the Glazers, according to reports.

Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, are no longer interested in a full sale of the club, it has been claimed.

Liverpool's painful mid-season form can be summed up by the fact that their top league scorer since the World Cup is Leicester City defender Wout Faes.

Gemany national team boss Hansi Flick was in attendance for Chelsea's 0-0 home draw against local rivals Fulham on Friday night as speculation over current Blues boss Graham Potter's future continues.


PSG sporting advisor Luis Campos has reassured fans that contract discussions with Lionel Messi are ongoing, and the club still hope to tie him down to a new deal.

Manchester United would be willing to pay £107m to sign Victor Osimhen at the end of the season, according to reports.

Mason Mount has rejected Chelsea's offer of a new contract and is unhappy at the terms that were put on the table, according to reports.


Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay will lead an exodus of six big-name Manchester United players in a fire sale this summer.

Jesse Marsch admits he is concerned by the way in which Leeds seem to "find ways to lose matches".

Manchester City are to hand teenage starlet Rico Lewis a new bumper long-term deal with a 400 per cent pay rise.


Manchester United fan and billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to be among those bidding for the club this week, according to reports.


Great Britain ended an 84-year wait for a four-man bobsleigh world championship medal after Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett claimed silver in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Liverpool will listen to offers this summer for 31-year-old former Cameroon centre-back Joel Matip, whose contract runs until 2024. (Football Insider)

West Brom's Spanish head coach Carlos Corberan could replace Jesse Marsch should Leeds United make a managerial change. (Mail)

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to return to Stamford Bridge for a third spell. The Portuguese approached prospective new buyers when the club was up for sale. (GiveMesport)

Chelsea are open to hiring former Spain manager Luis Enrique if they choose to replace Graham Potter. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona are monitoring Chelsea's 33-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who spent six months at the Nou Camp last year. (Football Transfers)

Newcastle United will keep tabs on 22-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher after holding talks with Chelsea over a January move. (Football Insider)

Fulham have placed a £35m price tag on 25-year-old United States defender Antonee Robinson, who is attracting interest from Manchester City, AC Milan and Inter Milan. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid have moved ahead of Juventus in the race to sign Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, when his contract expires this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Formal bids to buy Manchester United are expected this week, with initial offers expected to pass £4bn. British billionaire and boyhood United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe is the early frontrunner. (Mail)

Liverpool are prepared to sell 24-year-old Republic of Ireland keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, who wants regular first-team football, at the end of the season. (Sun)

Liverpool and Aston Villa are set to test Athletic Bilbao's resolve next summer with bids for Spain winger Nico Williams, 20, and 22-year-old Spanish midfielder Oihan Sancet. (AS via Teamtalk)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says the 70m euro (£62m) fee for a permanent deal included in the loan for Manchester City's Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, will be "difficult" to meet. (Mirror)

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 30, is being lined up for a loan transfer by Galatasaray after a difficult season with Aston Villa. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are in talks with Argentina World Cup winner Lionel Messi, 35, over a new contract. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 7 February 2023 06:33, UK


Manchester City's Premier League rivals are demanding they are kicked out if found guilty of dodgy deals.
Manchester United reportedly saw a £100m bid for West Ham captain Declan Rice rejected last summer.
Southend United face the very real prospect of going out of business due to their perilous financial situation.

Lee Westwood is due to face down the DP World Tour in a legal hearing in London this week that will effectively decide if the golfers that joined LIV Golf can be banned from the Ryder Cup.
Chelsea have hired the mental skills coach behind the All Blacks' rugby union team's "no-d---heads" policy to help create the one thing Todd Boehly's money can't buy: a winning culture.
West Brom's Carlos Corberan has emerged as a strong contender to take charge of Leeds United after Jesse Marsch was sacked as head coach at Elland Road after just 11 months in charge.

Harry Kane will need to continue his quest to become the Premier League's record goal scorer at Tottenham Hotspur as the club will not sell him to a rival this summer.

The Everton kit man was forced to make a trip to Sports Direct last week after new manager Sean Dyche realised the club did not have enough pairs of socks for training.
Manchester United are ready to shell out £107m on Napoli sensation Victor Osimhen to boost Erik ten Hag's squad in the summer transfer window, it's been claimed.
Brighton captain Lewis Dunk has insisted that the whole club is behind Moises Caicedo after he failed to force through a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window.
After Manchester City's recent charges from the Premier League, John Cross believes Pep Guardiola will stick to his word and leave the club if they're found guilty of the allegations.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has reportedly decided to leave Lazio and pursue a new challenge, with Arsenal in pole position to sign him in the summer.

The ECB is refusing to fly Adil Rashid back from England's one-day games in Bangladesh to attend the Yorkshire racism trial next month by making the extraordinary claim that it is too expensive.
The independent commission into Manchester City's alleged rule breaches will be chaired by an Arsenal member.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore could be set for a surprise West Brom return if Carlos Corberan leaves for Leeds United following the sacking of Jesse Marsch.
Fenway Sports Group are reportedly yet to receive any offers for Liverpool since they put the club up for sale three months ago.
Manuel Neuer's Bayern Munich career is more than likely over, according to reports in Germany.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Chelsea future is under intensifying scrutiny after coach Graham Potter left him out the team's Champions League squad - and a move to Major League Soccer could be on the horizon.
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is is reportedly headed for the Anfield exit door in the summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo's lacklustre start in Saudi Arabia appears to have hit another 'difficult' bump according to the comments of his Al Nassr team-mate Luis Gustavo.

Image:Carlos Corberan has impressed as West Brom head coach

Rayo Vallecano head coach Andoni Iraola is one of the names on Leeds United's radar as the Premier League club weigh up their next move after sacking Jesse Marsch.
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has revealed he attracted interest during the January transfer window due to his lack of playing time in recent weeks.

Yosuke Ideguchi is set to seal his exit from Celtic back home to Japan imminently, according to reports in Asia.
The Aberdeen board has made its first moves in their managerial search - former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.
Chris Sutton is convinced Ange Postecoglou won't do a Brendan Rodgers by bolting at the business end of the season.

Ange Postecoglou has been installed as one of the early favourites to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds United.
Leeds legend Paul Robinson wants Ange Postecoglou headhunted as their next boss.
Turkish side Konyaspor are lining up a shock move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos before their transfer window slams shut.

Paris St-Germain want to sign 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, who is open to leaving Manchester City, but could face competition from Barcelona. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Manchester United will look to sell French forward Anthony Martial, 27, England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, and Brazilian left-back Alex Telles, 30, in the summer as the club aims to make room for a new striker in Tottenham's England captain Harry Kane 29, or Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria international Victor Osimhen. (MEN)

Tottenham will not sell club record goalscorer Kane to a rival club this summer. (Times)

Manchester United would be required to pay £120m to sign England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, from West Ham, after having a £100m bid rejected last summer. (Talksport)

Manchester United are also keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid and Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 29. (AS - in Spanish)

Real Madrid believe England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, will choose to move to the Premier League when he leaves Borussia Dortmund. (Athletic - subscription required)

Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC have enquired about signing Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, from Chelsea. (Relevo - in Spanish)

West Brom's Carlos Corberan ranks high on Leeds' shortlist of replacements for the sacked Jesse Marsch. (Guardian)

The Baggies are braced for an approach from Leeds and want Corberan to sign a new contract to stave off interest. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid legend Raul, who currently coaches the club's reserve side, has turned down the opportunity to replace Marsch as Leeds boss. (AS)

Juventus deny reports they are planning to terminate the contract of France midfielder Paul Pogba. The 29-year-old hasn't played for the club because of injuries since joining from Manchester United in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Southampton's owners discussed the future of manager Nathan Jones after Saturday's 3-0 defeat by Brentford but are set to stick by him for the time being. (Talksport)

Jones is expected to still be in charge for Southampton's home game against Wolves on Saturday. (90min)

Former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is the leading candidate to become manager of German club Hoffenheim after they parted company with Andre Breitenreiter. (Sky Sport Germany)

Aston Villa's Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho, 30, has turned down a move to Galatasaray. (TeamTalk)

Chelsea have scouted Porto and Portugal stopper Diogo Costa, 23, as they look to address their goalkeeping situation in the summer. (90 Min)

Inter Milan have added Fulham's 25-year-old defender Tosin Adarabioyo to their list of targets to replace 27-year-old Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, who is expected to leave the Serie A side when his contract runs out in the summer. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Former Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce turned down the chance to manage former club Wigan Athletic after the Championship side approached him after their recent sacking Kolo Toure. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 8 February 2023 07:26, UK


Qatari investors are planning an incredible mega-money swoop for Manchester United and want to give manager Erik ten Hag the financial backing to lead the club back to the top, Sportsmail can reveal.
Everton head coach Sean Dyche will scoop a survival bonus upwards of £3.5m if he leads the club to Premier League safety.
The RFU will consider bringing in an alcohol-free zone at Twickenham as part of a review of the matchday experience during England games.
Luka Modric has reportedly been handed an ultimatum by Real Madrid that he must retire from international duty if he is to sign a new contract at the club.
Juventus want to sign Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic as part of a swap deal for Denis Zakaria during the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Saudi side Al-Nassr are reportedly willing to offer Sergio Busquets a sensational £16m-a-season to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Middle East.
Inter Milan are reportedly plotting a summer move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.
Liverpool's Julian Ward has emerged as a leading candidate to take over as sporting director with Ajax.

Erik ten Hag is facing a £100m striker dilemma at Manchester United this summer as he weighs up whether to move for Tottenham's Harry Kane or Napoli's rising star Victor Osimhen.
Chelsea are in talks with a number of companies over a lucrative new front-of-shirt sponsor to replace Three.
Michael Cheika and Vern Cotter have emerged as leading candidates to take on Steve Borthwick's former role at Leicester Tigers.
Manchester City's hopes of making Jude Bellingham the centrepiece of a big summer revamp could be complicated by the storm engulfing the club.

Tottenham have been given renewed belief that they could successfully swoop for Alessandro Bastoni during the summer, with the Inter Milan player's contract demands yet to be approved by the Serie A giants.

Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique.
Arsenal could cash in on Folarin Balogun in the summer despite the striker currently outshining Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in France.
Manchester City expect boss Pep Guardiola will have left the club before they are punished for over 100 financial rule breaches, according to reports.
Pep Guardiola said in May 2022 if he thought Man City had lied to him about their financial situation, he would leave the club
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back at work with Chelsea amid rumours of a shock return to Barcelona this summer.
Inter Milan have revealed they attempted to land Lionel Messi when he left Barcelona - but could not compete with PSG's financial muscle.
Former Liverpool player Bruno Cheyrou is reportedly set to become Lyon's new sporting director.

The threat of sanctions could stop star players joining Manchester City.

Liverpool have been warned that Jurgen Klopp would have plenty of suitors if they sacked him - with Chelsea among them.
Fresh details have emerged of Arsenal's failed attempt to sign Lionel Messi while he was still a youth team player at Barcelona.
Adrien Rabiot - who came close to joining Manchester United last year - is one of five first-team stars reportedly put up for sale by Juventus as they seek to cut costs.
Everton are in talks over a £105m investment which would trigger a major shake-up at Goodison.

West Ham United have warned Declan Rice's admirers there is a £120m price tag on his head.

Juventus' transfer activities were being investigated by Italian financial authorities four months before Tottenham hired the club's sporting director, Fabio Paratici.

Stevie Mallan has paid tribute to former teammate, goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, who has been confirmed as one of the casualties in the Kahramanmaras earthquake.
Lord Willie Haughey has claimed Celtic and Hearts were not hit with the same rule that saw Queen's Park thrown out of the Scottish Cup.

Chris Wilder is out of the running to be next Aberdeen manager.

Newcastle United will compete with Manchester City to sign England midfielder James Maddison, 26, from Leicester City. (Northern Echo)

Manchester United are targeting a £100m move for either Tottenham's England captain Harry Kane, 29, or Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria international Victor Osimhen, with manager Erik ten Hag prioritising a world-class striker. (Telegraph)

Qatari investors will soon make a formal bid for Manchester United which they are confident will beat any competition, with the Glazer family seeking a £6bn sale. (Mail)

Manchester City are keen to beat Real Madrid and Liverpool to the signing of 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window - but the threat of sanctions after they were charged by the Premier League could deter them from doing so. (Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund are preparing their offer to persuade Bellingham to stay in Germany for another season. (90min)

Arsenal may still decide to sell England youth international Folarin Balogun in the summer, despite the 21-year-old forward scoring a Ligue 1 leading 14 goals in 21 games for Reims this season. (Sun)

Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola is understood to be among the leading candidates to replace Jesse Marsch as Leeds United manager. (Independent)

Leeds United will not look to appoint former manager Marcelo Bielsa or ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is holding out for the Real Madrid job. (Star)

Everton manager Sean Dyche will receive a bonus of more than £3.5m if he leads the club to Premier League safety. (Mail)

Liverpool and Manchester United have both begun working on a summer deal for Eintracht Frankfurt's 24-year-old France forward Randal Kolo Muani. (L'Equipe, via Metro)

Chelsea could include English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 23, in a deal for Inter Milan and Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United's talks over a new contract with Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot are at an advanced stage, meaning it will be difficult for Barcelona to sign the 23-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, who came close to joining Manchester United last year, is among five first-team players who will be put up for sale by Juventus. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)

Inter Milan held talks with Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, before the former Barcelona star decided to join Paris St-Germain. (Goal)

Roma's 23-year-old Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo has travelled to Istanbul to complete a transfer to Galatasaray. (Mail)

Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, has been offered a two-year deal worth £16m per season by Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr but will wait to see if Barcelona give him a new deal before making a decision. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 9 February 2023 06:36, UK


Harry Kane will need to continue his quest to become the Premier League's record goalscorer at Tottenham Hotspur as the club will not sell him to a rival this summer.

Sir Martin Broughton, the businessman responsible for the Fenway Sports Group era at Anfield has questioned the £4bn-plus asking prices for Liverpool and Manchester United - because they lack London postcodes.
Michael Vaughan has offered to pay to fly England's Adil Rashid home from the one-day internationals in Bangladesh to ensure he can give evidence in person at the Yorkshire racism case.
South African lawmakers have pledged to block a proposed £42.5m sponsorship deal between Tottenham Hotspur and the country's official tourism board
Takeover offers for Manchester United are due to be tabled within the next 10 days, with the Glazer family still open to a potential deal that could be completed by April.

A delegation from Leeds has returned empty-handed from Madrid after failing to persuade the Rayo Vallecano head coach, Andoni Iraola, to exchange Spain for West Yorkshire.
Spanish football's third tier could face collapse in the next 24 hours. A stand-off with the country's football federation means the clubs must fall in line or risk funding being removed and the Primera Federacion being abandoned just 18 months after it was set up.
The FA is to make a second attempt to get approval from FIFA for trials of temporary concussion substitutes after proposals were rejected last month.

Discussions between Manchester United and the Qataris have already taken place as a group of investors from the oil-rich state launch their bid for the club. The Glazer family will probably struggle to attract their desired £6bn bid for United, according to those within the process. They believe between £4.1bn and £4.5bn is more realistic.
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has appealed for patience in the club's pursuit of a new manager after Rayo Vallecano's Andoni Iraola turned down their approach on Wednesday night.
Newcastle United have secured a major breakthrough in their plans to expand St James' Park after buying back the land directly behind the stadium.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is expected to return to work on Thursday after arriving back in England following gallbladder surgery.
The Premier League's case against Manchester City could take up to four years before a verdict is reached, according to one of Britain's leading sports lawyers Nick De Marco KC.
The Football Association have launched an internal review into their disciplinary practices following the embarrassing John Yems racism affair.
Manchester United have reportedly identified Roma striker Tammy Abraham as a possible option to bolster their attack.
Charlton manager Dean Holden is among the names under early consideration at Huddersfield Town after they confirmed the departure of head coach Mark Fotheringham.

Twelve months on from suffering a frozen penis at the Winter Olympics, skier Remi Lindholm is a gold medal winner once again. Lindholm suffered the bizarre injury when competing at the Beijing Games last winter.

Tottenham could turn to Ben Foster as emergency goalkeeping cover after Hugo Lloris was ruled out for up to eight weeks.
Manchester United have been handed encouragement in their pursuits of Barcelona pair Frenkie de Jong and Ansu Fati with LaLiga demanding that the Catalan giants dramatically reduce their wage bill.
Gabriel Jesus has returned to Arsenal's London Colney training ground to ramp up his rehabilitation from knee surgery.
Arsenal may have a clear run at Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi this summer thanks to Barcelona turning their transfer focus elsewhere.

Man Utd's Qatari bidders are confident the club would be allowed in the Champions League. The group of investors say they are separate from PSG's Qatar owners QSI.
World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat reportedly offered to play for free in order to secure a move to Barcelona.
Steven Gerrard is reportedly on Leeds' shortlist to become the new manager after Jesse Marsch was sacked for a miserable run.
New Belgium manager Domenico Tedesco has decided against keeping Arsenal legend and Frenchman, Thierry Henry, on as his assistant.
World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat reportedly offered to play for free in order to secure a move to Barcelona.

Former Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has spoken on just how shocked he was upon joining the Hoops in January 2014 - claiming that there 'was only one option' after interest emerged from Parkhead.
Alan Burrows revealed he snubbed approaches from several clubs - but jumped at the chance to take charge at Aberdeen.

Liverpool are among the clubs interested in Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 20, who is on loan at PSV Eindhoven. Manchester United and Roma are also tracking the England Under-20 centre-back. (Mail)

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, is on the verge of leaving Chelsea for Los Angeles FC. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Thiago Silva over a deal to take the Brazilian defender's contract beyond his 39th birthday in September. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle are all interested in Ajax's Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 25. (Caught Offside)

Arsenal could also have a clear run at a move for Real Sociedad's Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 24, this summer thanks to Barcelona turning their transfer focus elsewhere. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, has reportedly ruled out moves to Chelsea and Paris St-Germain in the summer. Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are all keen on the player. (Express)

Everton will make another attempt to sign Portuguese forward Beto, 25, from Italian side Udinese in the summer after failing to clinch a deal in January. (Mondo Udinese - in Italian)

Leeds United have been turned down by Rayo Vallecano's Spanish coach Andoni Iraola, 40, to replace sacked boss Jesse Marsch as the Premier League side face further frustration in their attempts to appoint a new manager. (Onda Cero, via Express)

Tottenham could sign 39-year-old former Manchester United and England keeper Ben Foster as cover for Hugo Lloris, who is out for at least six weeks with a knee injury. Foster announced his retirement last September but could join on a short-term loan. (Mirror)

Nathan Jones' job as Southampton boss is safe for now. The Welshman, 49, was appointed in November but the Saints are bottom of the Premier League, three points from safety. (Mail)

Chelsea have decided to loan Andrey Santos, 18, out to a Brazilian club should he fail to obtain a work permit. The Brazil under-20 midfielder was one of eight players signed during a record-breaking £300m January transfer window, joining for £16m from Vasco da Gama. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are in advanced talks over a new deal for 18-year-old English left-back Lewis Hall, whose current deal with the Blues runs until 2025. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have been handed encouragement in their pursuits of Barcelona's Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, and Spanish forward Ansu Fati, 20, with La Liga demanding that the Catalan giants dramatically reduce their wage bill. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is to discuss a new contract with AC Milan. The France international, 36, had been a target for Everton in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Striker Joao Mendes, the 17-year-old son of Brazil legend Ronaldinho, is set to join Barcelona after successfully passing a trial at the Nou Camp. (Star)

Morocco World Cup star midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, offered to play for free in order to secure a move to Barcelona from Fiorentina. (Mundo Deportivo, via Sun)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says the club turned down an offer from Inter Milan for France defender Benjamin Pavard, 26. (Bild's Christian Falk)

Spain defender Sergi Roberto, 31, is set to agree a contract extension with Barcelona after the La Liga side made an improved offer. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Huddersfield are considering approaching Charlton boss Dean Holden to take over as their new manager following the dismissal of Mark Fotheringham, with ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder and former Wigan manager Leam Richardson also among possible candidates for the post. (Mail)


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Sep 19, 2012

Friday 10 February 2023 07:21, UK


Ben Chilwell has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester City, according to reports.
Former Manchester United and France footballer Patrice Evra was today given a criminal conviction for posting homophobic abuse online.
Marcus Rashford has been fined after he admitted speeding in his £670k Mercedes and slapped with six points.
Chelsea have completed the signing of Jimmy Jay Morgan from Southampton.
Manchester United are close to entering the next phase of a sale with several interested parties jostling to purchase the club.
Kaveh Solhekol breaks down exactly what went wrong with Hakim Ziyech's transfer that saw the winger's loan from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain collapse on transfer deadline day
Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech held talks with Roma but a deal fell through during the January transfer window, reports suggest.
Erik ten Hag is considering ditching Wout Weghorst for their return league fixture against Leeds after another underwhelming performance from the on-loan Netherlands striker.
Chelsea have secured yet another signing, this time bringing in leading physio Fearghal Kerin to try and get to the bottom of a series of hamstring injuries within the squad.

At least five serious bidders are preparing to do battle in the bid to buy Manchester United, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe stepping up his interest by involving major investment banks JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

A group of five serious bidders have emerged as the battle to buy Manchester United heads for the next stage.
Manchester City are considering introducing netting in the away section at the Etihad Stadium following numerous incidents at matches against rivals Liverpool - the latest of which left a 15-year-old girl 'scarred for life'.
Manchester United teenager Kobbie Mainoo has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.
Kaveh Solhekol explains the latest with the potential sale of Manchester United with private investors linked to the Qatari royal family said to be interested in purchasing the club
Tottenham are interested in England defender Marc Guehi as Crystal Palace brace themselves for a fight to keep another key player ahead of next season.
Yorkshire chairman Lord Patel could face contempt of court charges after accusing a female employee of having a sexual relationship with the county's former physio.
MLS franchise LAFC fear they will be unable to convince Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make a short-term move to the United States.
Premier League referee Anthony Taylor has been selected to take charge of Saturday's Club World Cup final between Real Madrid and Al Hilal.
Lionel Messi has emerged as a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain's mouth-watering Champions League clash with Bayern Munich next week because of a hamstring problem.
Ollie Pope has opened up on how changes in England's coaching regime and the arrival of Brendon McCullum as head coach have helped him fall back in love with batting again.

Everton have hired Lee Sargeson from Brighton and Hove Albion as manager of scouting operations.
Feyenoord have not had an approach from Leeds United over head coach Arne Slot - and are planning to knock back any move.
Real Valladolid has suspended 12 club members for abusing Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior during a league fixture in December.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed Sergio Busquets wants to "live the American experience" when he eventually decides to leave the Nou Camp.
Leeds United's attempt to appoint Andoni Iraola as their next head coach is at a standstill despite a bid to secure a deal over the past 24 hours.
Tigres have announced the departure of head coach Diego Cocca ahead of anticipated confirmation that he will become the new Mexico manager.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will fight it out with private Qatari investors and US consortia for Manchester United, having secured two of Wall Street's biggest lenders to bankroll his deal.
Birmingham fans are fearing the worst amid a Football League investigation and the threat of relegation.
Coaching from the stands is to be allowed at Wimbledon for the first time this summer as the All England Club falls into line with the other three slams.

The former Wales attacker Jason Bowen is living with motor neurone disease, an online fundraiser for his treatment has revealed.
Ukraine's athletes have accused the International Olympic Committee of rewarding Vladimir Putin's aggression and being "on the wrong side of history".

Duncan Ferguson has claimed he was only sent to prison for assault because of a rival-supporting judge.
Former college students were in shock after realising Leeds United's caretaker boss Michael Skubala was their old teacher.

Martin Odegaard has revealed how Mikel Arteta persuaded him to join Arsenal over a Zoom call in 2021.
Owen Farrell has admitted his surprise at the strength of criticism around his midfield partnership with Marcus Smith.

Russia's Olympic ice dance icon Roman Kostomarov may now reportedly lose his hands after undergoing surgery to amputate his feet after contracting severe pneumonia.
Former England women's head coach Lisa Keightley is currently working as Paarl Royals' tactical performance coach and hopes other female coaches will also be given opportunities to work in men's cricket.
Prospective Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi insists he can lead the club back to the Premier League - and keep them there long-term - if his £90m takeover is ratified by the EFL.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea could be among the beneficiaries of a firesale at Inter Milan in the summer which might include Alessandro Bastoni, Marcelo Brozovic, Denzel Dumfries and Lautaro Martinez.

The possible move of Ange Postecoglou from Celtic to Leeds has been resurrected.
Former Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is convinced Ange Postecoglou would not leave Celtic for Leeds if approached by the Premier League club
Raith Rovers star Kieran Ngwenya is facing a club vs country battle ahead of the Challenge Cup final.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has backed former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to take over at Leeds United.
Motherwell will face competition from a number of Scottish Premiership rivals and teams from England's Championship if Leeds United decide to release current Fir Park loanee Stuart McKinstry at the end of the season.

Gus MacPherson has branded Michael Beale's 'cow field' blast over the McDiarmid Park pitch 'unprofessional'.
VAR will be used for the first time in the Scottish Cup as Celtic take on Rangers.
Michael Beale is refusing to rule out a Rangers return for Steven Davis.

Manchester City are interested in signing Chelsea and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 26, in the summer. (CaughtOffside)

French league champions Paris St-Germain will make a move for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola if he leaves the English club. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea have identified Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, as their top forward target for this summer's transfer window. (90min)

Inter Milan want to renew Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku's season-long loan at the club in the summer and a meeting with the Blues about the 29-year-old Belgium international's future is likely to take place in March. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Los Angeles FC do not believe they will be able to convince Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, to join them on a short-term loan move from Chelsea. (Mail)

Tottenham are interested in Crystal Palace and England defender Marc Guehi, 22, as they look to sign two new central defenders for next season. (Mail)

RB Leipzig may look to re-sign midfielder Naby Keita, 27, in the summer after they had a deadline-day bid rejected by Liverpool for the Guinea international. (Bild - subscription required)

Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, turned down a move to Tottenham in the January transfer window. (Sport - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are ready to enter into more talks with Chelsea over a permanent deal for Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku. The 29-year-old is currently on loan at the Serie A side. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Ajax are stepping up their attempts to land Liverpool's sporting director Julian Ward when he departs his role at Anfield at the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leeds United are considering a move for Feyenoord manager Arne Slot to become their new manager. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona want to extend the contract of club captain and former Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Birmingham City and England youth international George Hall. Everton and Leeds are also interested in the 18-year-old midfielder. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will pursue a deal for Bayern Munich and France right-back Benjamin Pavard, 26, in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti could be set to replace Tite as Brazil head coach. (GeGlobo, via DefensaCentral - in Spanish)

Former Leicester City team-mates, defender Danny Simpson, 36, and ex-England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 32, are among a group of unemployed footballers organising kick-abouts to keep fit. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, says he is unsure if he will stay at Chelsea when his loan deal from Atletico Madrid runs out at the end of the season, as the Blues do not have an option to buy him included in the deal. (AS - in Spanish)