Press Gossip - 2023


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 16 August 2023 07:17, UK


Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr are reportedly 'very interested' in Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
Liverpool face a race against time to land much-needed reinforcements in midfield with Fulham's Joao Palhinha and Crystal Palace youngster Cheick Doucoure among the favoured options.
Wilfried Gnonto is training alone at Leeds United's Thorp Arch as he pushes for a move to Everton.
Crystal Palace attacker Michael Olise's proposed move to Chelsea is unfolding amid a backdrop of 'tapping-up' concerns.
Wrexham's star striker Paul Mullin has revealed he was left fearing for his life after suffering from a punctured lung and four fractured ribs during a pre-season friendly against Manchester United in July.
The Premier League have introduced a new rule following Everton's Financial Fair Play charges last season which compels clubs with a recent history of overspending to submit their accounts three months before the rest of the top flight.
Kepa Arrizabalaga was officially unveiled at Real Madrid as their latest star after completing a loan move from Chelsea, but the Spanish international wasted little time in calling for a permanent deal at the end of the season.
Canelo Alvarez has dismissed a possible catchweight fight with Terence Crawford and instead teased a climb beyond light heavyweight as he prepares to face Jermell Charlo in Las Vegas.
Nottingham Forest have made an approach for Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah.

Lukasz Fabianski feels he "should have been treated better" after being dropped as West Ham's No 1.

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber suggested Manchester United will need to wait five years before thinking about signing Evan Ferguson.

Brentford owner Matthew Benham has sold his majority stake in FC Midtjylland to Danish businessman Anders Holch Povlsen.
LA Galaxy have confirmed the signing of former Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp on a free transfer.

England's World Cup semi-final showdown with Australia has been soured by a spying controversy after a helicopter was used to film the Lionesses' final training session before the match in Sydney.
Aston Villa are closing in on Galatasaray's attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo and are working on a deal to sign Sevilla left-back Marcos Acuna.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Fabinho was so shocked by a Saudi fan's gift of a luxury watch after his Al-Ittihad debut that he dropped it.

Manchester United have completed the double transfer swoop of club legend Darren Fletcher's sons.
Kepa Arrizabalaga wants a permanent switch to Real Madrid from Chelsea after joining the Spanish giants on loan.
Luton are eyeing a double swoop for Aston Villa pair Cameron Archer and Keinan Davis.

Southampton director of football Jason Wilcox is confident a deal to sell Romeo Lavia to Chelsea will soon be completed.
Arsenal will decide whether to dip back into the transfer market when they know the full extent of Jurrien Timber's knee injury.

Manchester City are set to accelerate their move for attacking reinforcements in the transfer market after their star playmaker Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out for up to four months with a hamstring injury.
Kevin Sinfield believes Owen Farrell is being subjected to the same scrutiny that David Beckham once was, even though the England captain avoided a ban after being sent off for a high tackle against Wales on Saturday.

Newcastle United are in talks with Arsenal over a deal for Kieran Tierney as they hatch their loan workaround.

Celtic are set to cut their losses on Ismaila Soro as he nears his move to French side Valenciennes.
Jason Cummings has been slammed for being 'unfit' after a nightmare debut in India for his new club Mohun Bagan.

Brazil international Alisson Becker has no plans to leave Liverpool and is happy being manager Jurgen Klopp's number one goalkeeper. (Anfield Watch)

Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr were said to be keen on signing the 30-year-old and that Alisson was tempted. (Footmercato - in French)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, has reportedly "given the green light" for a Saudi Pro League side to negotiate with Liverpool over a possible transfer this summer. (Alkass, via Football365)

Fulham have received an offer of almost £47m from Al-Hilal for Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic with the 28-year-old keen to make the move to the Saudi Arabian club. (Talksport)

Liverpool are considering as many as six defensive midfield targets, including Fulham and Portugal international Joao Palhinha, 28, and Crystal Palace and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure, 23. (Mail)

West Ham's deal to sign Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire has collapsed because they are tired of waiting for the 30-year-old to agree his exit from Old Trafford. (Guardian)

The collapse of the deal has reduced the chances of Manchester United being able to follow through on a deal with Bayern Munich for 27-year-old France defender Benjamin Pavard. (Sky Sports)

Bayern are interested in signing Manchester City's German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, 30. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United could be on the brink of making an official offer for Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26. (La Nazione - in Italian)

Everton have not received an offer from Manchester United for Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 21, and only a large transfer fee will prise him from Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City are set to submit a fresh bid for West Ham and Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, in the next 24 hours. (Football Insider)

Manchester City failed in a bid to sign Spanish forward Lamine Yamal from Barcelona, with the intention of then placing the 16-year-old with sister club Girona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Al-Nassr are pushing hard to sign Barcelona's France defender Clement Lenglet, 28, who spent last season on loan with Tottenham. (Sport)

Barca need to get Lenglet and USA full-back Sergino Dest, 22, off their wage bill in order to register their priority target Joao Cancelo, if they can agree a deal with Manchester City for the Portugal full-back, 29. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace believe Chelsea have crossed the line in their conduct during their attempts to sign France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 21. (Mail)

Lazio have opened discussions with 36-year-old Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris about a possible move to Italy's Serie A. (Gianluca di Marzio - in Italian)

Brighton are interested in Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco with the 19-year-old Argentine said to have a release clause of about £8m. (Brighton Argus)

Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, 35, is set to have a medical with Luton after an agreement was struck with Norwich City. (Norwich Evening News)

Manchester City are scheduled to receive 20% of the profit Southampton make on the sale of Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19, to Chelsea. (Athletic)

*Sevilla have made Leicester's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 24, their latest transfer target. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Liverpool have stepped up their efforts to sign 23-year-old Crystal Palace and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure. (Independent)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, is keen on a move to Bayern Munich after leaving Manchester United this summer. (Mirror)

Liverpool are expected to pay 19m euros (£16m) for Stuttgart's 30-year-old Japan midfielder Wataru Endo. (Athletic - subscription)

West Ham are considering signing 30-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is a free agent after being released by Nottingham Forest. (Sky Sports via Football Daily)

Brazil forward Neymar, 31, requested a 25-room mansion, swimming pool and sauna, eight workers to keep his house tidy, nine cars and all expenses paid for travel, restaurants and hotels when he signed for Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal. (Cope via Goal)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, has chosen to leave Barcelona, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham among the clubs interested. (AS - in Spanish)

Al-Hilal are closing in on a deal for Fulham's 28-year-old Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. (Guardian)

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, will renew his Manchester City contract with a 50m euros (£43m) release clause for the summer of 2024. (El Chiringuito TV - in Spanish)

Liverpool have revived their interest in 21-year-old Bayern Munich and Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Mail)

Liverpool are interested in Aston Villa's 23-year-old France midfielder Boubacar Kamara, but Villa manager Unai Emery wants to keep the 23-year-old. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, wants to cancel his Atletico Madrid contract, which runs until 2027. (La Sexta - in Spanish)

Chelsea want £30m for England Under-21 midfielder Lewis Hall, 18, amid interest from Newcastle United. (Telegraph - subscription)

West Ham are interested in Montpellier's 20-year-old French striker Elye Wahi, Stuttgart's 25-year-old Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos and Bayer Leverkusen's 22-year-old Ivory Coast defender Odilon Kossounou. (Guardian)

Manchester United will allow Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 29, to leave for free this summer, with Fulham interested. (RMC Sport via Get Football News France)

Tottenham are considering appointing Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bournemouth's interest in Leeds United's 24-year-old USA midfielder Tyler Adams seems to have waned. (Athletic - subscription)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 18 August 2023 06:38, UK


Chelsea fear Reece James will be out for months with a hamstring injury sustained in training.
West Ham are advancing in talks with Ajax over Mohammed Kudus and are set to step up their interest in the Montpellier striker Elye Wahi.
Cole Palmer has admitted his Manchester City future is in the balance, with the forward saying it may depend on whether anyone is signed who could reduce his game time.

Mohammed Kudus came close to joining Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this month, only for the move to fall apart over the player's requests about a release clause included in any contract.
West Ham United, Manchester City and Tottenham are trailing Rennes' Jeremy Doku, in a race that could go to the end of the window.
Nottingham Forest have set an initial price of £40m on Brennan Johnson, as Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Brentford consider a move for the young wide player.

Arsenal are considering entering the transfer market for a new defender after Jurrien Timber, their summer signing from Ajax, was ruled out for the season by Mikel Arteta.
Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez is a target for Ligue 1 club Monaco.

David de Gea's move to Bayern Munich has been called off as Manuel Neuer nears a return from injury.
Fulham are reportedly considering a swoop for Arsenal's Folarin Balogun as a potential replacement for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Saudi Arabia are reportedly eyeing up a groundbreaking "wild card" entry into the UEFA Champions League.

Romeo Lavia has passed his Chelsea medical and is completing the finishing touches on a long-term deal which could make him available to play against West Ham on Sunday.
Theo Walcott is set to retire from professional football at the age of 34 after a glittering career that saw him play for Arsenal, Everton and Southampton.
Countdown co-host Rachel Riley insists she will stop supporting Manchester United if the club bring Mason Greenwood back after attempted rape charges.
England fans have piled the pressure on big-money sponsors Nike to start selling goalkeeper Mary Earps' shirt after her World Cup heroics after she slammed their 'hugely hurtful' commercial call.
Neymar bid farewell to PSG team-mates after sealing £78m Al-Hilal move with even Kylian Mbappe getting a quick hug despite rumours of a feud between the pair.
Manchester City are seeking to hijack Brighton's pursuit of Boca Juniors' Valentin Barco as they consider triggering his £8m release clause to beat the Seagulls to the 19-year-old left-back.
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann wants to follow Lionel Messi and finish his soccer career in MLS.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are sure to be on high alert as Ansu Fati edges towards a Barcelona exit.

Rangers are tracking Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards with a view to a potential bid this transfer window.
Celtic will refuse to give Rangers any tickets for the Parkhead New Year Old Firm derby - even if they face SPFL sanctions.

Connor Smith won't be joining Hamilton Accies after the club's director of football, Gerry Strain, revealed he has been told the Hearts ace 'doesn't want to play League One football.'

Chelsea have added Nottingham Forest and Wales forward Brennan Johnson to their list of attacking targets and have held initial talks with the 22-year-old. (Guardian)

Forest have set an asking price of £40m for Johnson, with Tottenham and Brentford also considering a move for the attacker before the window closes. (Independent)

Chelsea have inquired about Rennes' 21-year-old Belgium winger Jeremy Doku after their move for Crystal Palace's Michael Olise fell through. (90min)

West Ham, Manchester City and Tottenham are also keen on Doku. (Independent)

Chelsea backed out of the deal to sign France Under-21 winger Olise, 21, when Palace informed club lawyers they would consider taking the case to a tribunal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are also looking at French winger Bradley Barcola, 20, but face competition from Paris St-Germain who have had a bid of 35m euros (£29.8m) turned down by his club Lyon. (RMC Sport - in French)

Newcastle have agreed a £28m fee with Chelsea for England Under-21 defender Lewis Hall, 18. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest have made a 35m euro (£29.8m) verbal offer for Monaco's 24-year-old France midfielder, Youssouf Fofana. (Athletic - subscription required)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, has told his entourage he will stay at PSG this year but in 2024 he only wants to play for Real Madrid. (El Chiringuito TV - in Spanish)

Davinson Sanchez is a target for Monaco after Tottenham made the Colombia defender, 27, available for a move this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City are trying to beat Brighton to the signing of 19-year-old Argentine left-back Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors. (Mail)

Former England midfielder Jesse Lingard has impressed West Ham during a stint training with the club and could offer a short term contract to the 30-year old. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich will not sign 32-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United, as manager Thomas Tuchel has vetoed the idea. (Florian Plettenberg)

Bayern's France defender Benjamin Pavard, 27, is set to choose between a move to Manchester United or Inter Milan before the end of the window. (L'Equipe - in French)

Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Wataru Endo, with Stuttgart having accepted a £16m bid while the 30-year-old Japan midfielder has already agreed personal terms. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are interested in signing Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 29, from Wolves. (Footmercato - in French)

Aston Villa are completing the final paperwork of a loan move for Galatasaray's Italy forward Nicolo Zaniolo, which will include a £22m option to buy the 24-year-old at the end of the season. (Express and Star)

Fulham are considering a move for Arsenal's USA striker Folarin Balogun, 22. (Mail)

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal with Stuttgart for 25-year-old Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos. (Sky Sports, via Football Daily)

The Hammers are advancing in talks with Ajax over 23-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, are set to step up their interest in Montpellier's France Under-21 striker Elye Wahi, 20, and are also considering a short-term deal for free agent Jesse Lingard, 30. (Guardian)

Everton and West Ham are interested in signing Porto's Portuguese winger Goncalo Borges, 22. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are considering entering the transfer market for a new defender after summer signing Jurrien Timber was ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City's Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 29, remains a target for Barcelona but there is now strong interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia too. (Athletic - subscription required)

PSV Eindhoven are keen on signing USA full-back Sergino Dest, 22, on loan from Barcelona. (ESPN)

Manchester City have paid £1m to sign 14-year-old French midfielder Tyrese Noubissie from Leicester. (Talksport)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Satuday's newspapers


Japhet Tanganga is weighing up loan offers from Luton Town and Inter Milan as he looks to secure regular football away from Tottenham.


Anthony Watson has said that his desire has always been to play rugby union for England as long as he can.


Erik ten Hag has insisted he is happy that Harry Maguire is staying at Manchester United and said the former captain has the qualities to succeed in his style of football

Gianni Infantino has told women's football to "pick the right battles" in the campaign for equal pay in the sport.


Newcastle are closing in on Chelsea starlet Lewis Hall for £28m.

Romeo Lavia snubbed a move to Liverpool after being convinced by Chelsea's "ambitions" for the future.


Manchester United remain in talks to sign defender Jonny Evans on a permanent basis despite the collapse of Harry Maguire's proposed move to West Ham.

Harry Kane showed his quality with a goal and an impressive assist for Leroy Sane in Bayern Munich's win over Werder Bremen in his Bundesliga debut.

West Ham boss David Moyes has claimed he is currently not considering a move for former loan star Jesse Lingard.

Arsenal forgotten man Alex Runarsson has joined Cardiff City on a season-long loan deal.


Fiorentina are yet to receive an official offer from Manchester United for midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, according to the Serie A club.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is ready to give Arsenal a major boost by returning for Monday's trip to Crystal Palace.


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn on reports linking wingers Daniel Podence and Ryan Fraser with the club.


Barry Fry has claimed Peterborough's multi-million rising star Ronnie Edwards would be too rich for Rangers.

Chelsea are interested in signing USA striker Folarin Balogun from Arsenal, who value him at £50m, with Monaco also keen on the 22-year-old, while Inter Milan are no longer in the running. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea have registered an interest in Real Valladolid and Spain right-back Ivan Fresneda but the 18-year-old wants to move to Barcelona. (Mail)

The Blues are also closing in on an £11.8m move for Serbia and New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic, 23. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City are confident Portugal winger Bernardo Silva, 29, will sign a new contract despite speculation around his future this summer. (90 min)

Fiorentina are yet to receive an official offer from Manchester United for 26-year-old Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat. (Mirror)

Barcelona are in advanced talks with Manchester City to sign Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo and the 29-year-old is keen on the move. (Fabrizio Romano)

Luton have made inquiries about a loan for Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Japhet Tanganga, 24. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United and France defender Raphael Varane, 30, has been targeted by Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Express)

Liverpool remain interested in Crystal Palace and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure, 23, after signing Japan midfielder Wataru Endo, 30, from Stuttgart. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are also keen on signing Bayern Munich and the Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and are willing to bid up to £20m for the 21-year-old. (Bild - in German)

Leeds United and United States midfielder Tyler Adams, 24, has passed his medical and signed a five-year deal with Bournemouth. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly is in talks to join Fulham after a move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr appears to have collapsed. (Mail)

Barcelona's Spanish forward Ansu Fati, 20, has been offered to Paris St-Germain after previously being linked with Manchester United and Arsenal. (Sun)

Bayern Munich's Benjamin Pavard, 27, remains one of Inter Milan's targets with the France defender also attracting interest from Arsenal. (Evening Standard)

West Ham boss David Moyes has claimed he is currently not considering a move for 30-year-old English midfielder and former Hammers loan star Jesse Lingard. (Mail)

Southampton are interested in signing 21-year-old German midfielder Luca Kerber from Saarbrucken. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday's newspapers


Tottenham have held exploratory talks with Chelsea over a possible move for striker Romelu Lukaku according to reports in Italy.

Arsenal have no intention of selling Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey amid interest from Saudi Pro League sides as well as Juventus.


West Ham's own sponsor Betway reported suspicious activity that prompted an FA probe into Lucas Paqueta after a spike in bets around Rio de Janeiro on him to be booked against Aston Villa last season.

England's Women's World Cup finalists are considering "industrial action" over the FA's refusal to pay bonuses for their achievements in the tournament, scaling back their commercial work when they return home until the row is resolved.

Negotiations between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal over a deal for left-back Nuno Tavares are "becoming complicated", according to reports.

Marcel Desailly believes Kylian Mbappe would be a great fit for Liverpool if he does decide to move on from Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona are looking to sell two defenders - former Spurs loanee Clement Lenglet and US international Sergino Dest - before the end of the summer transfer window.

Manchester United club chiefs are considering a U-turn on Mason Greenwood's future at the club after a ferocious backlash from supporters amid reports he would be reintegrated into the squad.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will not leave Manchester United this summer as he wants to fight for the first-choice right-back spot at Old Trafford.

The player bonus row that rocked England women's World Cup preparations ignited after the players requested £100,000 each if they won the tournament.


Lionel Messi could face England for the first time after the FA opened talks with their counterparts from Argentina over a friendly at Wembley.

RB Leipzig will demand £68m from Manchester City if their search for a midfielder ends up with a move for Dani Olmo.

Liverpool sent two club officials to Germany to find out more "detailed information" about Ryan Gravenberch as they consider a move for the Bayern Munich midfielder.

Manchester United have reportedly sent scouts to watch Norway's next big thing, 16-year-old midfielder Sverre Nypan who has already made 19 appearances in Rosenborg's senior team.

Nottingham Forest will have to wait to sign teenage striker Matheus Nascimento as he wants to win the title at home with Botafogo before leaving Brazil.

Newcastle United are set to miss out on the signing of midfielder Benjamin Rollheiser as the Estudiantes player is set for a move to Russia with Zenit St Petersburg.

Emile Heskey has landed a role with the England U18 coaching set up, which could even end up with him working alongside his son Jaden, currently on the books at Man City.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joked he has no idea how former Liverpool team-mate Andy Robertson has built his career based on some of his training performances and says his skills in the "rondo" drill are "disgusting to watch".


UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin will not be at the Women's World Cup final with the primary reason said to be the length of journey to Australia. UEFA's women's technical director Nadine Kessler will represent Europe's governing body instead.


Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho has a number of Qatari clubs interested in securing his services before the end of the summer window.


Adidas are set to replace Castore as kit suppliers for Newcastle United after Amazon mistakenly released two more episodes of their documentary about the Premier League club which included them signing a deal with the German manufacturer. The episodes have since been removed.


England might struggle to secure the services of pace bowler Mark Wood for the Test series against India after it emerged he is a target for the International League T20 in the UAE which takes place at the same time next January and February.


Arsenal's stance on midfielder Thomas Partey appears to have changed according to reports in Turkey which claim he is in talks over a move to Galatasaray.

Manchester United are bracing themselves for interest in Anthony Martial from Saudi clubs.

Neymar says the Saudi Pro League is already "more competitive" than Ligue 1 and admits Cristiano Ronaldo was proved right in leading the exodus to Saudi Arabia in January.

Jose Mourinho says he did not expect Nemanja Matic to leave Rome quite so quickly, but is pleased the club has reacted quickly to his departure for Rennes by signing Leandro Paredes and Renato Sanches.

Tottenham are sweating on the fitness of midfield's James Maddison after the England international was spotted walking on crutches after the 2-0 win over Manchester United.


PSV could be without record signing Noa Lang for their Champions League trip to Glasgow to play Rangers and Patrick van Aanholt might also miss out after he was injured against Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday.

There is an agreement in principle for Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo, 29, to join Barcelona from Manchester City on an initial season-long loan. (SPORT - in Spanish)

Chelsea have made contact with advisors to £50m-rated United States and Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, 22. (TalkSport)

Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares, 23, is exploring other options after a proposed move to Nottingham Forest became complicated. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Gunners have no intention of selling Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, amid interest from Saudi Pro League sides as well as Juventus and Fenerbahce. (Express)

Crystal Palace are set to make a surprise move for Manchester United's England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani, 24. (Foot Mercato - in French)

West Ham United have had a bid for Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 23, rejected by Ajax. (The Athletic - subscription required)

However, West Ham have agreed a fee of about £19m including add-ons with Stuttgart for 25-year-old Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos. (Sky Sports)

The Hammers are interested in Manchester United's France forward Anthony Martial but are unlikely to be able to compete financially with clubs from Saudi Arabia who are also keen on the 27-year-old. (Mirror)

Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 31, is close to signing a new contract with Barcelona which would keep him at the club until 2028. (ESPN)

Sheffield United are exploring a loan deal for AC Milan's 28-year-old Belgium striker, Divock Origi. (Sun)

Celtic are now best-placed to re-sign Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, 26, after Newcastle United ended their interest in the Scotland defender. (Football Insider)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, will not leave Manchester United this summer as he wants to fight for the first-choice right-back spot at Old Trafford. (Mail)

But Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, and English left-back Brandon Williams, 22, could both leave Manchester United and are not currently being considered for selection. (Manchester Evening News)

Defender Eric Bailly could also depart, with Manchester United in talks with Fulham over a deal for the 29-year-old Ivory Coast defender. (Mail)

Leeds United plan to sell French goalkeeper Illan Meslier, 23, before the end of the summer transfer window. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have cooled their interest in Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha over the 28-year-old's £90m price tag. (Transfer Insider)

Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli are pushing to sign Paris St-Germain's Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, with an agreement between player and club already in place. (L'Equipe - in French)

Sunderland are interested in signing 20-year-old England youth striker Jay Stansfield from Fulham. (Chronicle Live)

Inter Milan are pushing to sign France right-back Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich - but Thomas Tuchel wants to keep the 27-year-old defender in Germany. (Sky Sports Italy - in Italian)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Manchester United are considering a move for Paris St-Germain's Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 30, but face competition from Saudi side Al-Ahli and Bayern Munich. (L'Equipe via Mirror)

Manchester United are exploring a deal for Benfica's 29-year-old Greece goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos. (Mail)

Rennes have rejected a bid from West Ham for 21-year-old Belgium winger Jeremy Doku, who has also attracted interest from Manchester City. (Foot Mercato - in French)

West Ham are struggling to agree a fee with Ajax for 23-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus. (Guardian)

Spain midfielder Dani Olmo, 25, is happy at RB Leipzig after being linked with a move to Manchester City as a replacement for the injured Kevin de Bruyne. (Bild - in German)

Aston Villa are considering a bid for Arsenal's Portugal left-back Nuno Tavares, 23, as an alternative to Sevilla's 31-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Acuna. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sevilla want West Ham's 27-year-old Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals, who is in the final year of his contract and would cost between £4.3m and £6.8m. (AS - in Spanish)

Nottingham Forest are ready to pay £15m for Botafogo's 19-year-old Brazilian striker Matheus Nascimento, but he wants to delay a move until January to help his side win the Brazilian title. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal to sign Argentina right-back Gonzalo Montiel, 26, from Sevilla for £9m. (Mail)

Liverpool and Manchester United want sign Bayern Munich's 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. (Mirror)

Everton are closing in on the £15m signing of Southampton's 27-year-old Scotland forward Che Adams. (Telegraph - subscription)

Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab have reached a verbal agreement with Everton to sign 27-year-old Jamaica winger Demarai Gray. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona will sign PSV Eindhoven's 22-year-old USA defender Sergino Dest on loan after agreeing to pay 50% of his wages. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are tracking Bayern Munich's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 27, and could make a bid next summer. (Bild via Goal)

Blackburn Rovers, QPR and Preston want to sign Hertha Berlin's 20-year-old German striker Derry Scherhant on loan. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday's newspapers


The Dutch FA are reportedly considering England Women's head coach Sarina Wiegman as the next manager of their men's team.

England's World Cup send-off against Fiji on Saturday is set to be played out at a half-empty Twickenham with only around 40,000 tickets having been sold. In contrast, New Zealand's clash with South Africa at the home of English rugby on Friday is almost a sell-out.


Lucas Paqueta is having to wait for an interview with the FA over allegations he breached betting rules after a planned meeting was postponed because his legal counsel is on holiday.


Former Celtic winger Jota has reportedly walked out on Al-Ittihad just a month after joining the Saudi Pro League side for £25m.

Nottingham Forest have turned to Chelsea midfielder Andrey Santos as they look to bolster their midfield, which could give Mauricio Pochettino a boost in his chase of their striker Brennan Johnson.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich have held further talks over a deal for midfielder Ryan Gravenberch who now appears to have been made more available by the Bundesliga club.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich have both shown interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, who is free to leave the Ligue 1 club this summer.


Manchester United exile Mason Greenwood is in line for a £10m Saudi Arabia deal with Steven Gerrard - or else a potential reunion with Jose Mourinho.

West Ham are set to announce the signing of Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos after claims he had failed his medical were rebuffed. Minor contractual details have delayed the announcement.

Chelsea failed to follow the required protocols in their attempts to bring Michael Olise back to Stamford Bridge with the player eventually signing a new deal at Crystal Palace.

Free agent Alexis Sanchez is being lined up for a shock return to Inter Milan.


Chelsea are holding out for £8m for winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is now receiving interest from Nottingham Forest and Everton as well as Fulham.

Erik ten Hag is facing calls to remove the Manchester United captaincy from Bruno Fernandes after his rant against referee Michael Oliver following the defeat at Tottenham.

Jeremy Doku's impending arrival at Manchester City could make it more likely that Cole Palmer leaves the Premier League champions this summer, with a host of Premier League clubs waiting to make an offer for the England U21 star.


World Rugby will use the "Bunker" review system for yellow cards at the World Cup despite the furore caused over Owen Farrell's recent sending-off.


Chelsea have reached an agreement with New England Revolution over the signing of Serbian goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.


Celtic fear being without key defender Cameron Carter-Vickers for an extended period because of an injury suffered against Aberdeen earlier this month.

Neil Lennon is pleased Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has conceded he needs to bring some experienced heads to the club after spending money on younger players so far this summer.

PSV Eindhoven manager Peter Bosz is talking up summer signing Malik Tillman as the forward prepares for a return to Rangers this week in the Champions League.

Crystal Palace have brought talented Airdrie teenager Justin Devanny into their U21 system.


Celtic could have to stump up £4m to land Mathias Kvistgaarden.

Mark Warburton could be set for a stunning return to management this summer - with MLS side Toronto FC.

John McGinn has warned his Aston Villa team-mates to expect a torrid tea-time clash at Easter Road.

Alfredo Morelos' agent has confirmed there are still several clubs interested in his client this summer.

Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Belgium winger Jeremy Doku, 21, for a long-term deal after Rennes accepted an offer of 60m euros (£51m). (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham agreed an £85m deal to sell 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta to Manchester City before the transfer collapsed because he is being investigated for potential betting rule breaches. (Mail)

Bayern Munich and Liverpool have shown interest in Manchester City's 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (90min)

Brighton are close to completing the £25m signing of Lille's 19-year-old Cameroonian midfielder Carlos Baleba. (Talksport)

West Ham have bid £35m for Bournemouth's 25-year-old English striker Dominic Solanke. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain still hope they can convince 24-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe to extend his contract after he met with officials from the club's Qatari ownership group. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

West Ham are in talks over signing Sevilla's 26-year-old Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri. (90min)

Chelsea have agreed a £14m deal for New England Revolution's 23-year-old Serbia goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic. (Mail)

Arsenal have no intention of selling Brazilian centre-back Gabriel, 25, despite interest from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham face competition from Everton and Nottingham Forest for Chelsea's 22-year-old England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Standard)

Chelsea remain in talks over signing Arsenal's 22-year-old USA striker Folarin Balogun, who has agreed personal terms. (Football Transfers)

Fulham are ready to challenge Tottenham for the signing of Nigerian striker Gift Orban, 21, from Gent. (Football Insider)

Lazio have reopened negotiations with Tottenham over signing 36-year-old former France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. (Sky Sports Italia - in Italian)

Tottenham are preparing a bid for FC Nordsjaelland's 19-year-old Ghana forward Ernest Nuamah, who is also wanted by West Ham, Burnley and Brighton. (Football Insider)

Rennes are keen on securing a return for Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd from West Ham, who signed the 27-year-old from the French side in June 2022. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Aston Villa have expressed an interest in Arsenal's 21-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares. (90min)

Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 18, is on Arsenal's radar for next summer, with Tottenham put off by Brighton's £100m valuation. (Football Transfers)

Brentford have made enquiries about Leeds United's 24-year-old Colombia winger Luis Sinisterra. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are close to agreeing new contracts with Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, and 33-year-old England right-back Kyle Walker. (ESPN)

Liverpool are awaiting the outcome of discussions between Bayern Munich's Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 21, and manager Thomas Tuchel. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United are keen to sign a midfielder and a goalkeeper before the transfer deadline but must trim their squad first. (ESPN)

English striker Mason Greenwood, 21, is set to look for offers in Turkey or Italy after leaving Manchester United following an internal investigation. (Mail)

Manchester United have agreed to sell academy graduate Noam Emeran, 20, to FC Groningen. (Manchester Evening News)

England women's manager Sarina Wiegman will be in the frame to become coach of the Netherlands men's team when the post becomes available. (Telegraph - subscription)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday's newspapers


Sheikh Jassim is set to complete a full £6bn takeover of Manchester United by mid-October and his team is currently completing due diligence on the club.

Liverpool are reportedly considering a shock move for Manchester City outsider Kalvin Phillips after missing out on other targets.

Insiders at Chelsea are said to be "disappointed and frustrated" that the club allows young talent like Lewis Hall leave for other Premier League clubs while "disappointing" signings remain at the club.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is considering playing in a mask to ensure he does not have to remain sidelined from the Everton team for too long with a fractured cheekbone.

Cristiano Ronaldo screamed in an official's face and pushed a man trying to get a selfie after decisions went against him during Al Nassr's 4-2 win over Shabab Al Ahli.


The Football Association's probe into West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta centres on suspicious bets on him being booked in three games, including against Bournemouth only 11 days ago.

Tottenham are considering offers for defender Eric Dier amid interest from Fulham, who fear they will lose Tosin Adarabioyo before the end of the summer transfer window.

Fluminense will not let reported Liverpool target Andre leave while the club remains in the Copa Libertadores, in which they have so far reached the quarter-finals.

Premier League clubs have been sent new dietary demands by referees' organisation PGMOL which takes sandwiches and foods high in fibre off the menu before games.

Manchester United and Chelsea have entered the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb's teenage striker Dino Klapija.

Besiktas have ruled out signing free agent Sergio Ramos because of his wage demands.


Chelsea are stuck in a game of brinkmanship over the future of Romelo Lukaku as he runs out of options just over a week before the transfer window shuts.


Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is keen on a move across London to join Chelsea and the Gunners could be willing to compromise on a deal worth around £40m.

Romelu Lukaku has no chance of a route back into Chelsea's first-team plans, is training with the U21s, and has not even spoken to boss Mauricio Pochettino since his arrival at the club.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has revealed his mental health has been impacted by the injuries he has suffered in recent seasons.

Bruno Guimaraes has lashed out on social media at some Newcastle fans for having "short, stupid memories".

Wilfried Gnonto's agent has hit out at Leeds United for 'blocking' Premier League approaches to sign the wantaway Italy winger.


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has made an "express request" to club chiefs to sign Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad have given up on hopes of signing Arsenal defender Gabriel Maghalaes and turned their attentions to PSG's Marquinhos.

Manchester United have an agreement in principle with Fenerbahce to sign goalkeeper Altay Bayindir but the move is dependent on the future of Dean Henderson


Advances in drug testing which should help expose more anabolic steroid cheats are being used by testers for the first time at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.


PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan remains adamant a deal will be complete between the tour and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund by the December 31 deadline.


Furious PSV Eindhoven captain Luuk de Jong is said to have "kicked a door off its hinges" at half-time of their Champions League play-off tie against Rangers at Ibrox.


Reo Hatate has rejected a contract extension at Celtic.

Rangers boss Michael Beale has three words for PSV: don't underestimate us.

Glen Kamara is closing in on a £5.5m move to Leeds United.

Aberdeen hope to complete a hat-trick of signings by landing Senegalese striker Pape Habib Gueye.

Liverpool have had a £25.6m (30m euros) bid for Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, turned down by Fluminense who are reluctant to lose the player before the end of their league season in December. (ESPN)

West Ham have not given up on signing Ajax's Mohammed Kudus after their opening bid for the 23-year-old Ghana midfielder was rejected. (Sky Sports)

The Hammers have had a second bid of £35.8m (42m euros) for Kudus rejected by Ajax. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City could resurrect an £80m deal with West Ham for Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, in January, once a Football Association investigation into the player's alleged betting rule breaches is concluded. (Sky Sports)

Fiorentina have given Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, until Friday to decide whether he wants to stay at the club amid interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. (Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia)

Liverpool target Ryan Gravenberch faces an uncertain future at Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga club weigh up selling the 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have made it clear to Saudi Arabian suitors and Real Madrid that their Brazilian defender Gabriel, 25, is not available. (Mirror)

Bernardo Silva, 29, has signed a new deal at Manchester City, with the Portugal international committing to the Premier League champions until June 2026. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal will demand £50m from Chelsea for Folarin Balogun after the Blues sounded out the United States striker, 22, over a move to Stamford Bridge. (Evening Standard)

Roma's general manager Lina Souloukou has flown to London, fuelling speculation of talks with Chelsea over a deal for 30-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Lukaku is currently training with Chelsea's Under-21s and has not even spoken to new boss Mauricio Pochettino, with the club refusing to let him leave on loan again. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Everton have ruled themselves out of a move for Chelsea's England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 22, but the Toffees remain in talks with Southampton over a deal for 27-year-old Scotland striker Che Adams. (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester City's Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho, 26, has emerged as a top target for Premier League side Crystal Palace. (Leicestershire Live)

Leicester are open to letting Zambia striker Patson Daka, 24, leave the club before the transfer window shuts. (Football Insider)

Leeds United have agreed personal terms with Glen Kamara and talks will continue with Rangers over a fee for the Finland midfielder, 23. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Fenerbahce and Turkey goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, with the 25-year-old having a release clause of £4.2m. (Mail)

Bayindir has undergone pre-medical checks in Greece on an existing back problem, the results of which will determine whether United take the deal any further. (Star)

Manchester United and Chelsea have both entered the race to sign 16-year-old Croatian striker Dino Klapija from Kustosija. (Mail)

Al-Ahli have cooled negotiations with Paris St-Germain over signing Marco Verratti but Galatasaray have emerged as a contender for the Italy midfielder, 30. (L'Equipe - in French)

Several Premier League clubs are monitoring Spain forward Ansu Fati's situation at Barcelona as the club prepares for talks with agent Jorge Mendes over the 20-year-old's future. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sheikh Jassim is set to complete his full £6bn takeover of Manchester United by mid-October. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday's newspapers


Arsenal are in a race to raise £100m in player sales this month as Monaco prepare an improved Folarin Balogun bid, with Gabriel among a host of names the Gunners are considering selling.

Two of Ivan Toney's former Northampton team-mates have been charged with breaching FA gambling rules after sharing betting tips with the Brentford striker.

Leicester City are chasing Ghanaian teenager Abdul Fatawu Issahaku who played for Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League against Spurs last year.

Leeds are offering around £10m for Swansea forward Joel Piroe.


Karim Benzema could be dropped by Al-Ittihad due to a "tense conflict" with manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on Fulham right-back Kenny Tete.

Barcelona turned down a £225m Inter Milan bid for Lionel Messi in 2006, according to their club president Joan Laporta.


Manchester United and Liverpool target Sofyan Amrabat has been left out of Fiorentina's squad for the Europa Conference League amid speculation about his future.

European Football expert Andy Brassell discusses whether Manchester United or Liverpool would be a better fit for Sofyan Amrabat if he was to make a move to the north west.

The father of Manchester United bidder Sheikh Jassim is planning to sell two London properties worth a combined £370m.


Mason Mount is set to be sidelined for the next four to six weeks and his absence could have repercussions for Scott McTominay's future at Manchester United.

Chelsea are still waiting for the green light from the Premier League to formally announce a new £40m-a-year shirt sponsor with sports data company Infinite Athlete but remain hopeful that the deal will go ahead.

Manchester City are weighing up a move for Wolves' Matheus Nunes or Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace as Pep Guardiola seeks further attacking midfield reinforcements in the wake of Kevin De Bruyne's long-term injury.


Manchester United's early-season woes continued on Wednesday as Burnley thrashed Erik ten Hag's side in a behind-closed-doors friendly.


Liverpool are now planning for a delay on the full opening of the new Anfield Road End after the build's contractor, Buckingham Group, filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

Megan Rapinoe has criticised Spanish football association (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales for kissing Jenni Hermoso following Spain's World Cup win, describing the incident as reflecting a "deep level of misogyny and sexism".


Spain star Jenni Hermoso has confirmed she will take action against Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales after he kissed her without consent during the Women's World Cup final celebrations.

Romelu Lukaku could end up stranded at Chelsea this summer, as his options for a move grow increasingly slim.


Football-style Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology could be introduced at Wimbledon after the US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to adopt the system.


Celtic and Reo Hatate remain hopeful that a new contract can be thrashed out.

Jota could be set to be offered a transfer lifeline by the most unlikely of allies in former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

Celtic have been told they won't get Brondby forward Mathias Kvistgaarden for cheap as the Danes have slapped a fresh price tag on their prize asset.


Ianis Hagi has held preliminary talks with a new club over a potential move away from Rangers, according to reports.

Manchester City are exploring a deal to sign 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolves. (Athletic)

Wolves are unlikely to let Nunes leave Molineux so close to the end of the transfer window unless Manchester City make a vastly inflated bid for the player. (Express & Star)

City have also turned their attention to Crystal Palace and England attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze, 25, after stepping back their interest in West Ham's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham are preparing an offer for Nottingham Forest's £50m-rated Wales winger Brennan Johnson which could include players as part of a swap deal for the 22-year-old. (Mail)

Fluminense will not sell 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andre in 2023 despite interest from Liverpool, Fulham and Sporting Lisbon. (O Globo - in Portuguese)

Arsenal and Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, 28, looks set to move to Saudi Arabia after turning down the chance to join Besiktas. (RMC via Metro)

Chelsea will urge Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 30, to accept an offer from Saudi Arabia if a deal cannot be struck with a European club. (Talksport)

Juventus are willing to pay Chelsea £35m for Lukaku but the Italians need to bank £50m from the sale of Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23, before they can proceed. (Standard)

Fiorentina's Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat is training alone, boosting Manchester United's hopes of signing the 27-year-old, but the Red Devils must sell players first to raise funds for the transfer. (Mail)

Fulham are interested in signing Juventus' 23-year-old Italy striker, Moise Kean. (90 min)

Lazio have withdrawn their interest in signing Tottenham's 36-year-old France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham remain in talks with Ajax over a deal for 23-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus after having two bids rejected. (Telegraph - subscription required)

West Ham have also opened talks with Sevilla over a possible deal for Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri, 26. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich are eying Fulham's 27-year-old Netherlands defender Kenny Tete as a replacement for Inter Milan-bound France right-back, Benjamin Pavard, 27. (Sun)

Bayern and Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund are also keen on Southampton's 21-year-old Germany defender, Armel Bella-Kotchap. (Sky Sports Germany - in German)

Brentford have submitted an improved bid for Fiorentina's winger Nico Gonzalez but neither the Serie A club nor the 21-year-old Spaniard are interested in negotiating a transfer. (Football Italia)

Sheffield United are closing on an £18.5m move for 21-year-old Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer. (Guardian)

Tottenham have rebuffed Barcelona's attempts to take Argentina attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 27, on loan. (Sport - in Spanish)

Super agent Jorge Mendes will arrive in Barcelona imminently to finalise 29-year-old Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo's move from Manchester City to the Nou Camp. (AS - in Spanish)

Burnley and Granada are both keen on a deal to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old Spanish defender Alvaro Fernandez. (Mirror)

Everton remain locked in talks with Southampton over a deal for Scotland striker Che Adams, 27, but will not pursue a move for Troyes' 27-year-old Guinea-Bissau forward Mama Balde. (Liverpool Echo)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday's newspapers


Brentford are braced for Premier League clubs to bid for Ivan Toney in January when the England striker has completed his eight-month ban for breaching gambling rules, and value him at £80m.

Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad have renewed their interest in signing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah in a deal that would make him the world's highest-paid player.

With Manchester City reportedly considering a move Wolves' Matheus Nunes - the Good Morning Transfers panel discuss whether he would be the right type of player for Pep Guardiola

Some of the world's best sprinters were involved in a dramatic collision between two golf buggies on Thursday evening, leaving one athlete with shards of glass in his eye and causing a delay to the semi-finals of the men's 200m at the World Athletics Championships.


Al Ittihad have made Mohamed Salah a David Beckham-like offer to tempt him to Saudi Arabia.

Real Sociedad are front-runners to sign Kieran Tierney with negotiations ongoing with Arsenal for a season-long loan deal.

Erik ten Hag has called up four U21 players to train with the Manchester United first team following his side's poor start to the season.


Ivan Toney's former Northampton team-mate Lewis Wilson has been given a three-month ban from football following an FA investigation involving a lads' trip to Ibiza and the exchange of betting tips on WhatsApp involving the Brentford striker.

A summer fire sale is under way at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal look to raise £100m by trimming as many as nine players from Mikel Arteta's squad.

Fulham are exploring a move for AZ Alkmaar defender Yukinari Sugawara as they weigh up contingency plans for Kenny Tete's possible departure.

Angel Di Maria has revealed he was offered 'crazy' wages by Saudi Arabian clubs but elected to return to Benfica instead.

Southampton have made a revised offer to Swansea for defender Nathan Wood as they seek a replacement for Armel Bella-Kotchap, who seems likely to move to the Bundesliga in the next week with either Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich.

Joleon Lescott has left his role as a coach in the England U21 set-up as he wants to pursue a career as a sporting director.

A probe into a suspicious yellow card earned by then Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka 18 months ago was brought to an end because bets on the incident were placed in cryptocurrency.


Former Aston Villa and Angel City sporting director Eni Aluko is part of a new multi-club ownership group promising to invest $100m (£78.6m) in women's football clubs across Europe and Latin America.

Luke Shaw is expected to be sidelined for an extended period after sustaining a muscle injury.

Jay Stansfield has committed his future to Fulham by signing a new four-year deal, with a club option for an extra year.


Manchester United are close to agreeing a one-year contract with Jonny Evans in a move that could raise fresh doubts over Harry Maguire's future at Old Trafford.

Kaveh Solhekol assesses the chances of Mohamed Salah leaving Liverpool to join Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad

Manchester City are set to make a second bid for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes after an opening proposal of around £47m was rejected.

Mike Dean has revealed he failed to intervene on a major VAR call during Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Chelsea last season to spare friend Anthony Taylor any "grief".


The Lionel Messi effect on MLS continues to grow, with ticket prices for Inter Miami's US Open Cup final clash against Houston Dynamo next month already going for at least $350.


Luis Rubiales, the president of Spain's football federation (RFEF), plans to resign on Friday after the 46-year-old became the subject of FIFA disciplinary proceedings in relation to his conduct at the Women's World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday.


Tottenham are still some way off agreeing on a fee for Brennan Johnson, as Nottingham Forest are not shifting from their £40m basic price for the forward. The stand-off could yet see Chelsea in late on, as they retain an interest in the 22-year-old.

Manchester City will walk away from a deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes if they do not believe it offers value for money.

Arsenal are in talks with Monaco about the sale of Folarin Balogun, with the Ligue 1 club closer to a deal than any of a series of interested buyers, including Chelsea.


Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has been handed a boost in his pursuit of Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Chelsea are still looking to add another attacking option to their squad this summer, with Lyon's young winger Bradley Barcola a likely option to fulfil that need in a deal that could see a Blues player head in the opposite direction.

Danny Murphy has warned his former club Liverpool not to over-pay for Kalvin Phillips and aim to get him for around half of the £45m Manchester City paid last summer.


Arsenal have been handed a major fitness boost, with Gabriel Jesus returning to training on Thursday.

Brentford have made an improved club-record £34.2m bid for Fiorentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez.


Celtic are reported to have rejected an offer from Serie A side Bologna for midfield star Matt O'Riley but are braced for further interest from Italy and Spain.

Crystal Palace are planning to gamble on Belgian free agent Eden Hazard by handing the ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid attacker, 32, a one-year deal at Selhurst Park despite his injury problems. (Football Transfers)

Brentford have put an £80m price tag on England striker Ivan Toney, 27, with Arsenal and Tottenham interested in signing the player in January once he has served his eight-month ban for breaching gambling rules. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal are close to reaching an agreement with Real Sociedad over a season-long loan for 26-year-old defender Kieran Tierney. (The Athletic - subscription required)

The Gunners have agreed a fee of 45m euros (£38.6m) plus add-ons with Monaco for the sale of 22-year-old United States striker Folarin Balogun. (RMC Sport - in French)

Manchester United are close to agreeing a one-year contract with Jonny Evans, 35, in a move that could raise fresh doubts over the future of fellow centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, at Old Trafford. (Telegraph - subscription required)

An unnamed Albanian side is interested in signing Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, 21, after the club and player reached a mutual decision for him leave Old Trafford after an internal investigation. (Talksport)

Tottenham are at loggerheads with Nottingham Forest over the fee to sign Brennan Johnson, with the East Midlands club unwilling to let the 22-year-old forward leave for anything less than £40m. (Independent)

Chelsea are also interested in signing Johnson and the player is very highly thought of at Stamford Bridge. (Football London)

Aston Villa are interested in Barcelona's Morocco winger Abde Ezzalzouli but face competition from Bayer Leverkusen for the 21-year-old. (90 min)

Nottingham Forest are set to sign Chelsea's 19-year-old Brazil midfielder Andrey Santos on loan until the end of the season. (Times - subscription required)

Fulham have made an inquiry about signing England centre-back Eric Dier, 29, from Tottenham after he was omitted from Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou's squad for the first two Premier League games. (Sky Sports)

The Cottagers are also keen on Atalanta's 32-year-old Colombia forward Duvan Zapata after Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 28, sealed a move to Al Hilal. (Mail)

Manchester City are set to make a second bid to Wolves for Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, after an opening proposal of around £47m was rejected. (Telegraph - subscription required)

But City are prepared to walk away from a deal for Nunes if they do not believe it offers them value for money. (Independent)

Barcelona will sign Joao Cancelo on a season-long loan from Manchester City in the next few days but there will be no option to purchase the 29-year-old Portuguese defender included in the deal. (Marca - in Spanish)

Everton have opened discussions with Udinese over a move for Portuguese striker Beto, 25, but the Serie A club will not sell him unless his £30m release clause is met. (Liverpool Echo)

Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, was left out of Fiorentina's squad for their Europa Conference League clash with Rapid Vienna having had his head turned by interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich's interest in Fulham's Netherlands defender Kenny Tete, 27, has led to the Cottagers looking at AZ Alkmaar's 23-year-old Japan full-back Yukinari Sugawara as a replacement. (Mail)

Sheffield United are in talks with French club Troyes over a deal for Guinea-Bissau winger Mama Balde, 27. (L'Equipe - in French)

The Blades are also keen to re-sign midfielders James McAtee, 21, and Tommy Doyle, 20, on loan from Manchester City with both players far down Premier League champions' pecking order. (Sheffield Star)

Burnley's 20m euro (£17.2m) bid for PSV Eindhoven winger Johan Bakayoko has been rejected by the Dutch club, who have demanded more for the 20-year-old Belgium international. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Saturday's newspapers


Manchester United have placed Ryan Bertrand on their shortlist of candidates to deputise for the injured Luke Shaw.

Tottenham have seen their hopes of offloading Sergio Reguilon collapse after Arsenal agreed the loan departure of Kieran Tierney to Real Sociedad.

Novak Djokovic has taken some time out ahead of the US Open to hang out with another sporting great, Lionel Messi.


Arsenal and Monaco have agreed a €40m (£34.3m) transfer for striker Folarin Balogun to move to the principality.

Football coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst has been working with Arsenal academy product Folarin Balogun and believes he is one of the most exciting number nines in world football


Southend's clash with Eastleigh was delayed on Friday after furious Shrimpers fans hurled tennis balls onto the pitch as they protested their ownership following this week's 10-point deduction.

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly completed a stunning return to former club Inter Milan.

Shocking footage has emerged of a car crash involving a number of players from League Two side Gillingham, which saw the vehicle smash into a wall on a residential street. All of the players were able to walk away from the incident.

Karren Brady has demanded that FIFA call Luis Rubiales to account if the Spanish FA fails to act on the behaviour of its' president after the Women's World Cup final win over England.


Cristian Romero insists Ange Postecoglou is perfect for Tottenham.

Ron Walker is joined by Peter Smith on 'The Question' to discuss whether Ange Postecoglou's attacking style will bring success to Tottenham


Ivan Toney has signed a deal to join renowned sports management firm CAA Stellar in a clear indication of his intention to leave Brentford.

Burnley have had an offer around £17m rejected by PSV Eindhoven for Belgium winger Johan Bakayoko.

The Football Association wants gambling companies to withdraw markets on yellow cards and other in-game incidents amid growing concern over spot-fixing in matches.

Chris Sutton believes Nottingham Forest would be "absolutely killed" if they let Brennan Johnson leave for Tottenham in a potential £50m deal.

Bournemouth are set to step up their interest in Leicester City striker Patson Daka, rated at £25m by his club, after Everton saw a loan offer for the Zambia international rejected.


Referees chiefs have defended their use of VAR after controversial comments from former official Mike Dean.

Arsenal might not be totally finished on the transfer front following their £200m summer outlay if Mikel Arteta's hint is anything to go by.

Everton's financial concerns could spell the end of their pursuit of £15m-rated Southampton striker Che Adams.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insists that there's 'nothing going on' with the potential transfer of Gabriel Magalhaes


Liverpool have admitted failings in their academy system after being subjected to a formal complaint by the parents of a teenager who had been on their books.

The Association of Football Agents (AFA) has demanded that the English Football Association (FA) grants them more time to respond to a consultation on new FIFA agent regulations.

The US women's national team (USWNT) have been knocked off the top spot of FIFA's world rankings for the first time since March 2017.


Emma Raducanu stands at No 6 in the new Forbes list of the world's highest-paid tennis players, with estimated annual earnings of $15.3m (£12.2m).

England's catalogue of injury concerns has lengthened after it emerged that Kyle Sinckler was ruled out of the World Cup warm-up match against Fiji due to a pectoral injury.

Luke Donald has been urged to call up PGA Tour sensation Ludvig Aberg, who has been dubbed 'The Assassin', as one of his Ryder Cup wildcards.


Inter Miami fans have been left concerned by news Lionel Messi may start the new MLS campaign on the bench.

Manchester United are reportedly ramping up their interest in Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat as the transfer window draws to a close.

Sky Italy's Gianluca Di Marzio told Sky Sports that Fiorentina are willing to sell Sofyan Amrabat but haven't received a bid from Manchester Utd


Ianis Hagi could be closing in on a move to Maccabi Tel Aviv as the winger reportedly gets set to leave Rangers.

Former Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has revealed he was "not happy" that Calvin Bassey was sold during his time as manager.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has been alerted to the availability of Southampton defender Lyanco as he looks for options to patch up his injury-riddled back-line.

Aberdeen have agreed terms on a deal to sign striker Pape Habib Gueye from Belgian club KV Kortrijk.


Ange Postecoglou is ready to offer Jota an escape route from Saudi Arabia via north London, reports suggest.


Joe Hart is not concerned by talk of Celtic bringing in even more competition for the goalkeeper position.

Fenerbahce's Turkey goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, 25, is flying to England as he closes in on a £6m switch to Manchester United. (Talksport)

Manchester United have placed England international left-back Ryan Bertrand, 34 - a free agent after his release by Leicester - on their shortlist as they look to find cover for injured 28-year-old England defender Luke Shaw. (Express)

An unnamed team in Albania is the only club interested in signing Mason Greenwood after it was announced the England forward, 21, would not play for Manchester United again. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain want to offload French forward Hugo Ekitike, 21, to Brentford, but the Premier League club are focused on trying to sign Argentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez, 25, from Fiorentina. (Sky Sports)

Everton are close to agreeing a £25.7m deal to sign Udinese'sPortuguese striker Beto, 25. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Tottenham are one of the clubs that have been alerted to the availability of Portuguese winger Jota, 24, only two months after becoming Al-Ittihad's club record signing. (90mi

Crystal Palace will demand £70m for both England winger Eberechi Eze, 25, and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure, 23, this summer. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool are looking to secure the services of Bayer Leverkusen's 21-year-old Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie. (FourFourTwo)

Liverpool are desperate to add a new centre-back and central midfielder before the transfer deadline. (Football Insider)

Corinthians' Brazilian defender Murillo, 21, is on the verge on joining Nottingham Forest. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are prepared to sell nine players to raise £100m to balance the books before the transfer window closes on 1 September. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace have made contact with Paris St-Germain about signing Germany midfielder Julian Draxler, 29. (RMC Sport - in French)

Lyon's French forward Bradley Barcola, 20, is ready to snub interest from Chelsea as he favours a move to Paris St-Germain. (90min)

Nottingham Forest are interested in Trevoh Chalobah, 24, but Chelsea's English defender is not keen on a move to the City Ground. (Football Insider)

Chalobah is said to be holding out for a move to German champions Bayern Munich, who see him as a potential replacement for France defender Benjamin Pavard, 27. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

Nottingham Forest are trying to sign Fenerbahce and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 29, and have bid £3.4m. (Sports Digitale, in Turkish)

Schalke want to sign English left-back Derry Murkin, 24, from Dutch side Volendam but have only offered £430,000. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)


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Crystal Palace and Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure, 23, is top of Liverpool's shortlist for a new midfielder and is valued at £70m. (Football Insider)

West Ham have re-opened talks with Manchester United over signing England defender Harry Maguire, 30. (Sun)

Manchester United have contacted Chelsea over a possible loan for Spain full-back Marc Cucurella, 26. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, has told the club he wants to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad. (Rudy Galetti)

Liverpool are lining up Atletico Madrid's Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, as a potential replacement for Salah. (Football Transfers)

Everton have agreed to pay more than 30m euros (£25.7m) to sign Portuguese striker Beto, 25, from Udinese. (Fabrizio Romano)

England midfielder Connor Gallagher, 23, will reject a move to Tottenham in order to fight for his place at Chelsea. (Football Insider)

Ajax are in talks with Atlanta United over a deal for Argentina midfielder Thiago Almada, 22. (90 min)

Chelsea are targeting a move for Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong, 22. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Brighton have agreed a £23.2m deal to sign Lille's 19-year-old Cameroonian midfielder Carlos Baleba. (Talksport)

Luton are exploring a possible deal to sign Newcastle's English midfielder Isaac Hayden, 28. (Mail)

Spanish full-back Ivan Fresneda, 18, is set to join Sporting Lisbon from Real Valladolid. He had been linked with Arsenal and Newcastle. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona were also keen on Fresneda but opted to sign Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, 29, from Manchester City. (The Athletic)

Crystal Palace could offer England midfielder Eberechi Eze, 25, a £5m-per-year contract with a release clause amid interest from Manchester City. (Sun)

Sevilla have enquired about the possibility of re-signing France defender Clement Lenglet, 28, from Barcelona. (Marca - in Spanish)

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano is urging the board to find a solution to 27-year-old Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's future amid interest from Manchester United. (Sky Germany)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday's newspapers


Juventus are trying to sneak ahead of Brighton for Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco.

Tottenham and Newcastle have made last-minute checks on PSV's Belgian winger Johan Bakayoko.

Sheffield United want to bring Manchester City youngster James McAtee back to Bramall Lane on loan.

Liverpool centre-half Nat Phillips has emerged as a target for his old club Stuttgart.

Hull will sell striker Oscar Estupinan - but he has to want to go.


Manchester United have put together a three-man left-back shortlist that includes Marc Cucurella, Sergio Reguilon and [Irrelevant point].

Manchester United and England legend Rio Ferdinand has told the Glazers that the protracted saga regarding the takeover risks undoing Erik ten Hag's work at Old Trafford.

Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson is to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Crystal Palace.

Tottenham legend Jurgen Klinsmann is backing Harry Kane to win the Ballon d'Or after joining Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane scores two in his first home game for the Bundesliga champions as Bayern Munich beat FC Augsburg 3-1.

Brighton have finally agreed a deal to sign midfielder Carlos Baleba from Lille as a replacement for Moises Caicedo.


Strasbourg fans protested against multi-club ownership on Sunday as new majority shareholder after Chelsea owner Todd Boehly invested in the French outfit.

The entire management committee of the Women's National League have resigned.

Lionel Messi's legacy at Inter Miami is only growing, with his son Thiago now added to the franchise's academy.

West Ham have re-opened talks with Manchester United over a move for Harry Maguire, according to reports.


Tennis star Mikael Ymer has announced that he will be retiring from the sport in a shock announcement made on social media. The Swedish star was recently suspended for 18 months for violating anti-doping rules.

Manchester United have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Barcelona defender [Irrelevant point] in the final week of the transfer market as they frantically search for left-back cover before the window closes.

Manchester United outcast Scott McTominay could reportedly be used in a shock player-exchange deal for Bayern Munich's Ryan Gravenberch.


Scott Brown has immediately been installed as favourite to succeed Lee Johnson at old club Hibs.


Al Ittihad outcast Jota is facing a nervous wait to see his future decided as the agent of the Celtic hero was reportedly told to find a buyer by boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Manchester City are close to signing Wolves and Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes after submitting an improved offer for the 25-year-old. (Express)

Atletico Madrid's Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, has been identified by Liverpool as a possible replacement for Egypt's Mohamed Salah, should the 31-year-old move to Saudi Arabia. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Manchester United target Marcus Alonso has "made his decision" on a potential transfer to Old Trafford from Barcelona, with the Red Devils seeing the 32-year-old Spaniard as a replacement for the injured Luke Shaw. (Express)

Alonso is on a United shortlist that also includes 25-year-old Chelsea and Spain full-back Marc Cucurella. (Star)

Tottenham Hotspur defender Sergio Reguilon, 26, is another name on that list, but Fulham are ahead of Manchester United in the pursuit of the Spaniard. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Portuguese striker Beto, 25, is on the cusp of completing a £24m move from Serie A side Udinese to Everton, with the Toffees keen to do more business before Friday's transfer deadline. (iNews)

Bayern Munich are looking at making a loan move for Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, and the German club could allow Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 21, to move to Old Trafford in exchange. (Bild - in German)

Paris St-Germain have made an offer worth 80m euros (£69m) for 24-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani, with fellow Frenchman Hugo Ekitike, 21, possibly moving the opposite way for 20m euros (£17m) in a separate deal. (Sky Sport Germany)

AS Monaco are back in talks to sign English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 25, from Fulham and negotiations are underway. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are in talks to sign 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Switzerland defender Nico Elvedi. (Gianluca di Marzio)

Roma have emerged as leading contenders to take Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 30, on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are trying to agree a loan fee of £7m with Roma for Lukaku, while the Italian club are asking the player to take a pay cut of the same amount to make the move happen. (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur are set to launch a £50m move for Nottingham Forest and Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22. (Evening Standard)

Marco Verratti is on the verge of moving from Paris St-Germain to Al-Arabi, after the Saudi Arabian club agreed a fee with the French side for the 30-year-old Italy midfielder. (Football Italia)

Nottingham Forest are interested in Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa, 30, as long-term target Dean Henderson nears a move to Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)

Fulham are looking to sign Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne, 27, from Leicester City. (Fabrizio Romano)

Napoli will rival Manchester United for Fiorentina's Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27. (Marca - in Spanish)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 29 August 2023 07:09, UK


Liverpool are targeting a move for former Chelsea star Joao Felix as a potential replacement for Mohamed Salah.
Arsenal ace Gabriel Magalhaes is expected to stay at the Emirates despite recent interest from Saudi Arabia.
Chelsea are targeting a shock move for Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe ahead of Friday's transfer deadline day.
Manchester United have offered Anthony Martial to Real Madrid for around £13m, according to reports.

Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard is reportedly set to announce his retirement at the age of 32.
Police are investigating a city-centre brawl involving Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles.
FIFA will push for Luis Rubiales to be banned from all football for 15 years after the disgraced Spanish FA president's own federation dramatically withdrew their support for him.
Liverpool do not want to sell either Mohamed Salah or Joe Gomez to Al-Ittihad despite the Saudi Pro League side registering a strong interest in both.
Bayern Munich have begun to make moves in their pursuit of Trevoh Chalobah after opening discussions with Chelsea for the defender.
Tottenham are looking to offload a number of their squad before Friday's 11pm deadline but defender Eric Dier would prefer to see out his contract if possible and leave as a free agent next year.
West Ham's immediate priority is on bringing in another striker with technical director Tim Steidten in Brazil negotiating with Corinthians over the signing of forward Yuri Alberto, 22.
Ian Maatsen's decision over a new contract could have a bearing on Marc Cucurella's departure from Stamford Bridge.
New York Red Bulls' teenage defender Jed Akwaboah has been training at Brentford and Chelsea over the past weeks as he looks to impress.
Wolves are very keen to sign Manchester City's James McAtee but it would be treated separately to the deal for Matheus Nunes. Ajax, Sheffield United and Leicester City also like McAtee.
Sheffield United are taking a close look at 17-year-old Hamilton Academical forward Ryan One this week.
Leeds have made an offer for Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara but the fee has still to be agreed for the Finland international.
Burnley, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City are in the running for USA international right-back Reggie Cannon.
Swansea City are targeting Cologne defender Kristian Pedersen and Bristol City's Zak Vyner.
USA midfielder Adeteye Gbadehan was training at Brentford last week.
Nottingham Forest have revived their bid to sign Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares on loan.

Joao Cancelo is close to completing a loan move to Barcelona that is likely to signal his full departure from Manchester City.


Wolves are weighing up making a £20m bid for the Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho.
Divock Origi could be making a return to the Premier League with Burnley, according to a report from the forward's native Belgium.

The Telegraph's Jason Burt admits he's surprised by Manchester United's reported interest in Tottenham's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Manchester United are considering a surprise move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Nottingham Forest have submitted an official complaint to referees' body PGMOL after expressing their "anger" at the performance of Stuart Attwell and his officials in Saturday's defeat by Manchester United.
Matheus Nunes is facing disciplinary action from Wolverhampton Wanderers after stopping training as he bids to push through a move to Manchester City.

Fulham are in talks to sign Swansea City goalkeeper Steven Benda.

Tottenham Hotspur are getting closer to agreeing a £50m deal for Brennan Johnson with the Nottingham Forest forward preferring a move to Ange Postecoglou's side over Brentford.
Andy Murray has accused Wimbledon of putting increased TV money ahead of creating a fair playing environment for players.

Ex-Dundee star Jamie McCunnie was left scarred for his life after he was head butted by former Scottish youth player Martin Szpak during an over-35s league match.
Eddie Howe has hailed new Scotland call-up Elliot Anderson as an 'extraordinary' talent.
Paperwork has delayed Luis Palma's transfer to Celtic - but he is still on the move to Scotland.
Former Rangers winger Ryan Kent is on the lookout for someone to look after his pet crocodile

Celtic signing Luis Palma is facing an Old Firm showdown dash as Parkhead chiefs look to cut through the red tape surrounding his £3.5m move.
Rangers are keeping a close eye on Harry Souttar's situation ahead of the transfer deadline.
St Johnstone manager Steven MacLean is ready to deal in Austrian midfielder Sven Sprangler.

Manchester United are considering a surprise move for Tottenham's 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich are looking to secure a loan deal for Manchester United's Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, and could allow Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 21, to move to Old Trafford on loan. (Bild - in German)

Al-Ittihad are ready to test Liverpool's resolve with a $162m (£129m) bid for Mohamed Salah, despite the Reds insisting the 31-year-old Egypt forward is not for sale. (CBS Sports)

Manchester United have inquired about Brentford's English defender Rico Henry, 26, as they consider options to replace injured England left-back Luke Shaw, 28. (Mail)

United are set to reject West Ham's latest offer for England defender Harry Maguire, with manager Erik ten Hag keen to keep the 30-year-old amid the club's mounting injury problems. (Talksport)

West Ham have agreed personal terms with Corinthians striker Yuri Alberto and the 22-year-old Brazil midfielder is expected to complete a permanent switch in the next 24 hours. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are considering a late move for 23-year-old Arsenal and England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, with Barcelona pair - Spanish forward Ferran Torres, 23, and Brazilian winger Raphinha, 26 - also being considered by the Blues. (Mail)

Tottenham have entered talks with Nottingham Forest over a deal for their Wales forward Brennan Johnson, but a formal bid is yet to be submitted for the 22-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona expect to complete a loan deal for Manchester City's 29-year-old Portugal full-back, Joao Cancelo, in the coming days. (ESPN)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Leicester's 26-year-old Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi. (Talksport)

But Bayern Munich are also interested in Ndidi. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are pushing to sign PSV Eindhoven's Belgian winger Johan Bakayoko, with Everton, Burnley and Crystal Palace also interested in the 20-year-old. (Football Insider)

Nottingham Forest have submitted a bid close to 9m euros (£7.7m) for Benfica and Greece goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos, 29. (Fabrizio Romano)

Forest are also close to completing a swap deal for Bologna's 25-year-old Argentina midfielder Nicolas Dominguez, which will see Switzerland midfielder Remo Freuler, 31, move the other way. (Sky Sports)

Leeds have made an approach for Tottenham's England Under-21 right-back Djed Spence, 23, on a season-long loan deal. (Athletic - subscription required)

Saudi side Al-Ittihad are also interested in Liverpool's England defender, Joe Gomez, but the Reds have no intention of selling the 26-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brazil midfielder Fred, 30, appears to have confirmed 25-year-old Turkey goalkeeper Altay Bayindir's imminent move to Manchester United by wishing his Fenerbahce team-mate well at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 30 August 2023 07:37, UK


Arsenal have knocked back an initial approach from Chelsea for Emile Smith Rowe.
Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has criticised manager Xavi for not starting enough attacking players.
Former Manchester United prospect Adnan Januzaj has emerged as a target for Saudi Arabian club Al Tai.
Leeds have denied claims that Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri made the shock decision to reject a move to the club, with German reports previously suggesting the player turned down the Championship side at the last moment.
Dharmesh Sheth provides an update as Manchester United make an offer to sign left-back Marc Cucurella from Chelsea
Luton Town fans got their first glimpse at Kenilworth Road's new look, as the Bobbers Stand was opened for the time for their Carabao Cup tie against Gillingham.
Manchester City are willing to walk away from a deal to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves.
Eden Hazard's proposed return to the Premier League is being hampered by reservations over his fitness and conditioning.
Harry Maguire is likely to stay at Manchester United after a loan move to West Ham failed to materialise.
Manchester City are due to make decisions on James McAtee and Cole Palmer on Wednesday as both are attracting interest from several clubs.
Brentford are considering making a late move for Marseille midfielder Azzedine Ounahi before the transfer window shuts on Friday.
Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign Nuno Tavares on loan with an option to buy for around £12m.
Manchester United have been given a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday, with Rasmus Hojlund deemed fit enough to make Denmark's squad for the September internationals.
Laura Siegemund was reduced to tears in her post-match press conference at the US Open after a falling out with Coco Gauff during the pair's first-round match.
Romelu Lukaku waves to the Roma fans as he arrives in Rome ahead of his loan move from Chelsea

Manchester United run the risk of losing Andre Onana for up to five weeks in the new year after the goalkeeper was recalled by Cameroon. Onana has been named in Cameroon's squad for their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burundi on September 12, when the winner will secure their place in the finals.
West Ham United have been approached by a club in the Saudi Pro League about selling Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals.
Next year's T20 Blast could be played in a new group structure as the competition aims to remain relevant alongside The Hundred and the congested global cricket calendar.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino does not rule out more signings in this summer transfer window and says all of the players he has in his squad at the moment are part of his plans

Andy Carroll is reportedly in talks over a move to French outfit Amiens SC.
Man Utd have agreed personal terms in principle with Marc Cucurella.
Daniel Dubois is "distraught" after having his world title dream "stolen from" him in his Polish punch-up with Oleksandr Usyk, according to head coach Don Charles.
Burnley are looking into a transfer for Belgian hitman Divock Origi after he was axed from AC Milan, according to reports.
Michy Batshuayi is reportedly on the verge of a shock Premier League return, with Nottingham Forest lining up a move for the Fenerbahce striker.
Aston Villa are in talks with Barcelona over a move for Clement Lenglet.

The Union of European Clubs, which represents 121 teams from around the continent, has issued a statement urging Luis Rubiales to stand down with immediate effect as president of the Spanish football federation.
Chelsea have been accused of penny-pinching and putting financial strain on supporters after removing a £10 coach subsidy for travel to domestic away games.
Andy Murray has said he asked Wimbledon organisers this year not to schedule him as the final match on Centre Court every day because of concerns over late finishes.
West Ham have stepped up their interest in the Paris Saint-Germain striker Hugo Ekitike and are holding further discussions with Corinthians over a deal for Yuri Alberto.
Saudi pro League side, Al Ittihad have put Liverpool’s Joe Gomez at the top of their list of defensive targets, and are planning an approach once they have resolved their pursuit of Mo Salah

Jesse Lingard is set to join West Ham on a free transfer, though the Hammers will first prioritise signing a new striker.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has branded Arsenal's decision to sign David Raya "pathetic".
Darwin Nunez has opened up about the impact former Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has had on his game after the forward's brilliant cameo in Liverpool's win over Newcastle.
A BBC News segment detailing the Luis Rubiales saga used footage of former Manchester City and West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta in error.
Lionesses striker Beth Mead believes England "peaked" in the Women's World Cup semi-finals before becoming overwhelmed by Spain in the tournament's 1-0 final loss.
Liverpool defender Nat Phillips could finally complete a switch away from Anfield before Friday night's transfer deadline.

Inter Miami defender Jordi Alba is set to step aside from international duty with Spain.
Wolves are close to signing Paraguayan winger Enso Gonzalez from Club Libertad.
Paul Mullin, Wrexham's goalscoring talisman, has returned to non-contact training, manager Phil Parkinson has revealed.
Mauricio Pochettino is committed to continuing the legacy of Chelsea's academy despite the arrival of a number of big-money signings this summer.
Nottingham Forest are edging closer to completing the signings of defenders Murillo and Nuno Tavares.
Leeds United have formally abandoned their bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri after failed negotiations with the Germany international.
Barcelona defender Eric Garcia has told Xavi he wants to leave on loan to Girona.

Tottenham could miss out on prolific Porto striker Mehdi Taremi as AC Milan close in on a late summer deal.

Manchester United may have to terminate Mason Greenwood's contract before Friday night if he is to have the best chance of securing a move to a leading European league.
England's World Cup plans are set to be disrupted after French air traffic controllers announced plans for industrial action.
British athletes and staff involved in the World Athletics Championships remain stuck in Budapest because of the travel chaos caused by the UK's air traffic control system failure, with some being told they will have to wait until Thursday to board a flight home.
Rangers have been assured they will have safe passage into PSV Eindhoven's Philips Stadium on Wednesday after ugly scenes when the clubs met there one year ago.

Rangers hero Steven Davis has had another operation on his knee, it has been revealed.
Hibernian have made their first move to bring Neil Lennon back as manager.
Celtic have ended their interest in Mathias Kvistgaarden.
Aiden McGeady has hinted that he doesn't think the right standards were being met at Hibs under Lee Johnson.

Alfredo Morelos could be set to reunite with former Rangers pal Ryan Kent with a transfer to Fenerbahce edging closer.

Chelsea could launch a bid for Brentford's £80m-rated England striker Ivan Toney, 27, before the transfer window shuts on 1 September. (Independent)

Tottenham have offered Bayern Munich the chance to sign 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier. (Sky Sports Germany - in German)

Brentford have pulled out of the race to sign Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22, leaving Tottenham as the frontrunners to strike a deal with Nottingham Forest. (Mirror)

Spurs have also been in contact with Barcelona over the availability of Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, but face competition from Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have approached Lyon over a loan move for 30-year-old Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico. (Le Parisien - in French)

Besiktas are set to offer Manchester United's 21-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood a return to football after it was announced he would leave Old Trafford. (i Sport)

Manchester United have also submitted a proposal to sign Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 25, on loan from Chelsea. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea have received an inquiry from Bayern Munich for 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, while England Under-21 defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, is also open to a move to the Bundesliga champions. (Talksport)

Chelsea are considering a move to bring Atletico Madrid's Portugal forward Joao Felix back to the club following the 23-year-old's loan spell at Stamford Bridge last season. (90 min)

Aston Villa are in talks with Barcelona over a deal for 28-year-old France defender Clement Lenglet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham are in advanced talks with Everton to sign Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 27. (Talksport)

Fulham have also agreed a deal with Sevilla for Argentina forward Lucas Ocampos, 29. (Telegraph - subscription required)

It is looking increasingly likely West Ham will offer free agent and former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, a short-term contract. (Standard)

Nottingham Forest have agreed a loan deal with Arsenal for their 23-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares. (Fabrizio Romano)

But Arsenal have rejected Chelsea's approach for England forward Emile Smith Rowe, 23. (Mail)

Wolves are exploring a move for Club Libertad's 18-year-old Paraguayan forward Enso Gonzalez. (Football Insider)

West Ham are in talks with Paris St-Germain over the signing of 21-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike. (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace have also submitted a loan offer for Ekitike. (L'Equipe - in French)

Luton are keen on a loan deal for Arsenal's 27-year-old English defender Rob Holding. (Standard)

Liverpool's English defender Nat Phillips could leave before the end of the transfer window, with Middlesbrough among the clubs interested in loaning the 26-year-old. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 31 August 2023 07:31, UK


Brighton are set to hijack Tottenham's loan move for Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.

Harry Kane was barred from Tottenham's training ground in the hours leading up to his move to Bayern Munich, meaning he was unable to say a face-to-face goodbye to long-time team-mates.
Bayern Munich will offer up to £50m for Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha while doubts are growing over their ability to complete a deal for Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah.
France's preparation for the World Cup opener against New Zealand suffered another blow with an injury to centre Jonathan Danty.

Al-Ittihad are ready to test Liverpool's resolve to keep Mohamed Salah with an offer worth just under £120m and they believe the Egypt striker is keen to move to Saudi Arabia, whose Pro League chief executive Saad al-Lazeez will be based in France for the rest of the European transfer window to make negotiations easier.
Fulham are hopeful of securing a £20m deal with Everton for forward Alex Iwobi.
Talks between Crystal Palace and Leicester City over a deal for striker Kelechi Iheanacho have stalled over his £18m price tag. The player is reported to be interested in a move to Selhurst Park.
Luton Town are set to sign Manchester United defender Teden Mengi on a permanent deal.
Bayern Munich's Ryan Gravenberch has agreed personal terms with Liverpool as the Dutchman seeks regular minutes - and the Bundesliga side's pursuit of Joao Palhinha could pave the way for a move to Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling is available for England selection after missing the two previous squads amid fitness concerns.
Atletico Madrid have revived talks with Tottenham over a loan deal for midfielder Pierre Emile Hojbjerg with an obligation to buy.
Everton's hunt for investment is facing another setback after Government officials expressed concerns over the club agreeing a deal with US firm 777 Partners.
Everton manager Sean Dyche claims the club are trying to 'construct deals' in the last few days of the transfer window but admits that finding the money is difficult.
Brentford have resurrected talks with Nottingham Forest over Brennan Johnson after initially appearing to pull out of the race for the 22-year-old.
Wolves are in talks to sign Strasbourg pair Habib Diarra and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde but opening offers were knocked back on Wednesday night.
Fiorentina have dismissed Manchester United's initial loan offer for Sofyan Amrabat because the club want a guaranteed permanent fee for the midfielder.
Brentford have asked about West Ham target Hugo Ekitike at Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille midfielder Azzedine Ounahi.
Inter have made a loan approach for Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele, with the midfielder's future uncertain in north London.
Manchester United are in discussions with Galatasaray over a loan move for Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek as the player edges nearer to a departure.
The world's top golfers will be invited to play in a unified global tour featuring 18 tournaments as part of golf's extraordinary peace deal with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

Arsenal are reported to be the "unnamed club" who made a world record bid for England goalkeeper Mary Earps and they are expected to soon make a second proposal to Manchester United.
Jordan Henderson is set to be included in England's squad on Thursday despite his move to Saudi Arabia.

Manchester United have made contact with Nice over a deal to sign centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo as they look for additional cover at the back.
Chelsea will smash through the £1bn spending mark under Todd Boehly if they are able to complete a £45m deal to sign Manchester City midfielder Cole Palmer.
Marc Cucurella is open to a loan move to Manchester United because of his "disappointment" over the chances he has been given in over a season at Chelsea.
Manchester United are beating off competition from Chelsea to sign Benfica teenager Joao Neves, a midfielder who has been dubbed "the next Bruno Fernandes".
The Transfer Talk panel discuss why Manchester United are looking to bring in Chelsea fullback Marc Cucurella as a late summer addition to their squad
Turkey looks like being the only destination for Mason Greenwood if he is able to secure a loan move away from Manchester United with multiple clubs being "scared" of signing him.
Manchester United transfer target Marc Cucurella was booed by Chelsea fans ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with AFC Wimbledon.
Eden Hazard has received an offer to play in Scotland, according to reports.
Controversial Spain manager Jorge Vilda is reportedly being lined up to take charge of Saudi Arabia's women's team.

UEFA's director of football Zvonimir Boban has called new stoppage-time rules "absurd" and "crazy" and insisted they will not be used in the Champions League this season.
French football expert Jonathan Johnson says potential West Ham signing Hugo Ekitike 'shows a lot of promise' and reveals Brentford are also interested in signing him
Erling Haaland has revealed that he sleeps with his mouth taped shut and wears light-blocking glasses for three hours before going to bed.

Manchester United are pressing on with their bid to sign Sofyan Amrabat despite having their initial loan offer of only £1.7m turned down by Fiorentina.
Kaveh Solhekol reports that Manchester United are now in talks with Fiorentina over the potential signing of Sofyan Amrabat
Villarreal have rejected a loan offer from Manchester United for left-back Alfonso Pedraza, who is keen to stay in Spain to further his bid for a place in the national team squad.
Former Liverpool and Rangers winger Ryan Kent splashed out £145,000 on a racehorse at the sales earlier this week and hopes his colt by Mehmas will be able to run at Royal Ascot next summer.

Jesse Lingard is closing on a return to the Premier League but will only get a short-term deal from West Ham and might not officially sign until after the summer window has closed.
Mauricio Pochettino has moved to allay fears of a serious injury to Levi Colwill, insisting the defender only has a "small problem" after suffering a knock in the 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Reports in Spain have suggested Liverpool will try to sign Barcelona pair Ansu Fati and Abde Ezzalzouli if the sale of Mo Salah to Al-Ittihad is sanctioned.

Former Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is close to signing for Danish top-flight side Lyngby more than two years after he played his last competitive game.
Everton manager Sean Dyche praised the impact of new signing Beto, admitting he was impressed with his bravery after the striker missed a chance just minutes before scoring his first goal for the club.
Liverpool are likely to rebuff loan interest in young midfielder Tyler Morton as they might need him for cover if they are unable to replace their already departed stars.
Two matches in the first round of UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying have been flagged to European football's governing body because of suspicious betting patterns.
Barcelona are in advanced talks on a deal to sign centre back Mamadou Fall from LAFC.
An inquest has been opened into the death of the construction worker who died after an incident at the site of Everton's new stadium.

Jeff Hendrick is among the options Aberdeen are considering to add experience to their midfield, but they fear English Championship sides might scupper their interest in the Newcastle man.
Neil McCann is surprised Celtic didn't look closer to home in their search for striker competition and feels Hearts' Lawrence Shankland would have made an ideal signing for Brendan Rodgers.
Celtic are set to seal a new long-term deal for Liel Abada.

Al-Ittihad are preparing a £118m bid for Mohamed Salah, despite Liverpool insisting their 31-year-old Egypt forward is not for sale. (Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would be "furious" if the Reds are tempted to accept Saudi side Al-Ittihad's offer for Salah with the transfer deadline on Friday. (Star)

Tottenham Hotspur are also considering a move for Crystal Palace's England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, after a move for Nottingham Forest's Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22, stalled. (Independent)

Manchester United want to sign a midfielder before the transfer deadline, with Fiorentina's Morocco international Sofyan Amrabat, 27, their prime target. (Mirror)

Fiorentina have rejected United's £1.7m loan offer for Amrabat but will consider a deal with an obligation to buy. (Mail)

Manchester United have also contacted Tottenham over a deal for 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. (Sky Sports)

Bayern Munich have looking at 28-year-old Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, who is open to the switch and is valued at 90m euros (£77m) by the London club. (Sky Sports Germany)

Bayern are set to offer up to £50m for Palhinha and have turned to the Portugal international because there are doubts over their move for Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund have reached a verbal agreement to sign Southampton and Germany defender Armel Bella-Kotchap, 21, on a loan deal with an option to buy. (Sky Sports Germany)

Inter Milan are looking at making a move for Tottenham's 26-year-old French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who spent last season on loan at Napoli. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Wolves have made an initial 25m euro (£21.5m) bid for Strasbourg's 19-year-old French midfielder Habib Diarra but have yet to receive a response from the Ligue 1 club. (L'Equipe - in French)

Luton Town are set to sign Manchester United's 21-year-old English defender Teden Mengi. (Mail)

Nottingham Forest are closing in on a deal to take 22-year-old England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. (Guardian)

Sheffield United are leading the race to sign Manchester City's England Under-21 midfielder James McAtee, 20, for a second loan spell at the club after spending last season at Bramall Lane. (Football Insider)

Al-Ittihad have sounded out Liverpool's 24-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate over a possible move. (RMC Sport - in French)

Arsenal agreed a 17.5% sell-on clause in the £35m deal that took 22-year-old United States forward Folarin Balogun to Monaco. (Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Friday 1 September 2023 06:25, UK


Chelsea's demand for a £7m loan fee from Manchester United for Marc Cucurella led the Old Trafford side to move on to target Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg might get the chance to stay in London with Fulham making a late move to add him to their midfield options.
Kylian Mbappe is ready to sign a new contract with PSG that will run until the summer of 2026, but it will include a release clause which can be activated in the 2024 summer window.
The EFL says no changes will be made to the Carabao Cup second-round draw despite its error in alphabetising the list of teams which saw Norwich City given ball 19 and Newcastle United, who eventually drew Manchester City, the No 20 ball.
Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is close to agreeing terms on a loan move to Bundesliga side FC Augsburg.
Chelsea target Cole Palmer scored his first Manchester City goal in 2021 against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup with this superb curling effort
Fulham have made another late attempt to hijack Nottingham Forest's move for Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Luke Shaw might not be back in Manchester United's first-team plans until the middle of November.
Yorkshire are considering selling their home ground Headingley to raise funds as they continue to struggle to secure much-needed investment. The stadium is valued at £23m.

Dharmesh Sheth explains why Manchester United may now be turning their attention to Tottenham's Sergio Reguilon ahead of Marc Cucurella
Manchester United have failed in an effort to sign Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana, according to reports in France.
Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko has finally found a new club, opting to return to French football with Lorient.
Mario Balotelli has been banished from Swiss club FC Sion's squad and the club is now actively trying to sell the Italian to a Saudi Arabian team.
Fulham and Nottingham Forest are both attempting to sign France international Youssouf Fofana on Deadline Day.
Luton manager Rob Edwards has revealed the club have no interest in signing Rob Holding from Arsenal.
Sergio Reguilon has completed his medical at Manchester United ahead of becoming the replacement for the injured Luke Shaw.

Fulham have made a last-ditch offer to scupper Manchester United's pursuit of Sofyan Amrabat by making a £26m offer to take the Fiorentina midfielder on a permanent basis, according to reports in Italy.
Inter Miami boss Tata Martino says MLS is considering schedule changes next season with Lionel Messi set to miss a number of upcoming games while on international duty with Argentina.
FIFA wants to make all agents complete a new exam and will punish Premier League clubs for using unlicensed intermediaries
Thiago's father, Mazinho, wants to see his son join up with Celta Vigo amid uncertainty around his Liverpool future.
VAR officials are monitoring screens at Stockley Park wearing their full training referees' kit - to help them stay in the 'zone'.
Former Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed for Danish side Lyngby Boldklub.

Nottingham Forest are hopeful they will be able to break their transfer record on Deadline Day to bring in PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare for £30m.
The number of English clubs in rugby union's Champions Cup could be slashed to five next year as part of a radical overhaul to streamline the European competition into a more elite tournament.
Cole Palmer has completed his medical and will be announced as a Chelsea player as the club brace themselves for a late bid from Tottenham for Conor Gallagher.
Fiorentina are willing to loan Sofyan Amrabat to Manchester United but insist any deal includes an obligation to buy the Morocco midfielder at the end of the season.


LaLiga TV's Semra Hunter is not surprised the Spanish FA is considering the dismissal of Spain head coach Jorge Vilda, nine days after his side won the Women's World Cup
Spain's football federation is preparing to sack controversial women's national team head coach Jorge Vilda.
Australia are set to go into their first 2023 Rugby World Cup match without their most experienced player, former captain James Slipper.

Saudi Arabia officials and ministers have embarked on a campaign to get support from Europe for their bid to host the 2034 World Cup.

Steven Naismith is set to be confirmed as Hearts head coach after the club's exit from European competition on Thursday night removed any restrictions he had on being in charge.
Harry Souttar is looking for a way out of Leicester City before Friday's deadline and continues to be linked with a move to Rangers.
Ben Davies is likely to leave Rangers on loan on Deadline Day with Stoke City showing interest in the defender.

Tottenham will focus on a deal for Nottingham Forest and Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22, after being beaten by Brighton to the loan signing of Barcelona and Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20. (Standard)

Spurs are also weighing up a late transfer window bid for Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad are willing to offer a record Premier League fee of £150m to Liverpool for Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Fulham have rejected an opening offer from Bayern Munich for Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28. (90min)

Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement with Palhinha over a contract and the player has told Fulham that he wants to move to the German champions. (Sky Sports Germany)

Fulham have contacted Manchester United over a potential deal for Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, as they attempt to line up a replacement for Palhinha. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, is also being viewed as a potential option to replace Palhinha, who Fulham value at £60m. (Standard)

Fulham are also ready to hijack Nottingham Forest's deal for Monaco's France midfielder Youssouf Fofana, 24. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich have backed away from talks with Chelsea over Trevoh Chalobah, 24, after the Blues declined to lower their £50m asking price for the English centre-back. (90min)

Manchester United have made progress on a loan-to-buy deal for 27-year-old Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat. (90min)

However, Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso says "there are many negotiations in progress" for Amrabat, who will stay at the club if a deal for his exit cannot be agreed. (Football Italia)

Wolves have had an enquiry for Harrison Reed, 28, knocked back by Fulham, who are keen to tie the midfielder to a new deal. (Athletic - subscription required)

Brentford have lodged a club record bid of £34m for PSV Eindhoven and Belgium forward Johan Bakayoko, 20. (90min)

Tottenham have rejected an offer from Burnley for England defender Eric Dier, 29. (Football Insider)

English defender Japhet Tanganga, 24, is close to leaving Spurs to join German side Augsburg on loan. (Football Insider)

English forward Keinan Davis, 25, is close to completing a permanent move from Aston Villa to Udinese. (Nicolo Schira)

Despite approaches from Real Betis and Besiktas, Aston Villa's Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 31, still wants to join Qatari club Al-Duhail. (Fabrizio Romano)

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 36, has reached a verbal agreement to join Union Berlin on a permanent deal from Juventus. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves are interested in Southampton and Scotland forward Che Adams, 27, and have also considered a move for Leicester City and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 26, to bolster the attacking options in their squad. (Mail)

AC Milan's move for Porto and Iran forward Mehdi Taremi, 31, appears to have broken down when a new agent was introduced to the process after the clubs had agreed a £12.8m fee. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Nottingham Forest have revived talks with PSV Eindhoven over completing a deal for Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, 25. (Mail)

Fulham have reopened transfer talks with Chelsea over Callum Hudson-Odoi, 22, just as Forest were closing in on a deal for the England winger. (Evening Standard)

Hannibal Mejbri, 20, has been promised an important role at Manchester United if he stays beyond the closure of the transfer window with the Tunisia midfielder attracting interest from Sevilla and Anderlecht. (Mirror)

Southampton have agreed a fee with Sunderland that could rise to £12m to sign Scotland striker Ross Stewart, 27. (Athletic -subscription required


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Saturday's newspapers


Arsenal are reported to be considering ripping up £72m signing Nicolas Pepe's contract because of their struggles to find a buyer for him this summer.

Joao Palhinha had posed with a Bayern Munich shirt and was going through other media, including a full photoshoot, when he learned the deal to leave Fulham had failed.


Al Ittihad will not be put off in their pursuit of Liverpool superstar Mo Salah and will carry on pushing for a deal worth more than £150m next week, likely to the fury of Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp.

Britain's biggest bookmakers have suspended betting markets on West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta being booked because of integrity concerns.

Lionel Messi has been revealed as having a "handshake sort of deal" with MLS over media arrangements and will only speak to journalists before and after games "as he pleases".


Juan Mata is set to make a sensational return to professional football by signing for Japanese club Vissel Kobe.


UEFA's controversial system which allocates 30 per cent of Champions League cash based on clubs' historical achievements in Europe is to be reformed next year with more money awarded based on present performance instead.

Former England head coach Eddie Jones has taken aim at the Rugby Football Union for failing to produce young replacements for an "ageing" national squad.


Brighton failed with a deadline day move to add Derby County defender Eiran Cashin to their squad after agreeing a £4m fee for the 21-year-old.

Eddie Pepperell has warned Luke Donald he would be threatening the integrity of the qualifying system if he picks Ludvig Aberg as a wildcard for his European Ryder Cup team after so few tournaments on the European Tour.


Stoke City had an offer to sign Ben Davies rejected by Rangers, who also said no to loaning him out to the Championship side.

Al-Ittihad are prepared to bid £200m for Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, before the Saudi Pro League transfer window closes on 7 September. (Mail)

Liverpool already have a replacement for Salah lined up and could move for PSV Eindhoven's Belgian winger Johan Bakayoko, 20, in January if the Egyptian forward decides to leave. (Express)

Lazio decided against signing Manchester United's 21-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood before he joined Getafe on loan on deadline day. (Goal)

Atletico Madrid's negotiations with Tottenham for Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, ended after Spurs rejected the first bid as it did not include an obligation to buy. (Fabrizio Romano)

Southampton blocked 27-year-old Scotland forward Che Adams' loan move to Wolves. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino says the transfer window has been "tough" despite his side spending more than £360m this summer. (FourFourTwo)

France winger Nicolas Pepe, 28, could leave Arsenal for an unnamed Saudi side before the Pro League transfer window closes on 7 September. (Football London via Fabrice Hawkins)

Arsenal considered terminating Pepe's contract on Friday, one year before the end of his deal, after a proposed move to Besiktas fell through. (Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is expected to deploy 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder and new signing Ryan Gravenberch in a box-to-box number eight role in midfield. (Express)

Bayern Munich missed out on three targets on transfer deadline day - Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, was retained by Fulham, German centre-back Armel Bella-Kotchap, 21, opted for a loan move to PSV Eindhoven from Southampton and Chelsea's England defender Trevor Chalobah, 24, looks to be staying at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Senegal defender Mamadou Fall, 20, completed a loan move from MLS side Los Angeles FC to Barcelona on deadline day, with an option to make the move into a permanent £5.6m ($7m) switch. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bournemouth's proposed loan move for 24-year-old Leicester City and Zambia striker Patson Daka fell through in the final hours of the window. (Mail)

Jamaica winger Demarai Gray, 27, will stay at Everton, despite an offer from a Saudi Arabian club. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Sunday's newspapers


Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad are ready to make a last-ditch £200m offer to Liverpool for star forward Mohamed Salah as they prepare one final push to land the Egyptian.

Nottingham Forest could be charged by the FA for the discriminatory behaviour of their fans after two away supporters were arrested during their win at Chelsea.

In a sensational swoop for Manchester United, Sofyan Amrabat has finally landed at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have signed Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on loan, with the club then having the option to buy him in a deal that could reach over £20m

Juan Mata, the 35-year-old World Cup-winning midfielder, has chosen a move to Japanese club Vissel Kobe,


Manchester City are ready to make Erling Haaland the country's best-paid star with talks over a new deal worth £28.6m a year.

Mohamed Salah has been rested by Egypt as the Liverpool star weighs up his future after a mega £170m Saudi offer.

Melissa Reddy says Mohamed Salah could be better-paid than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar were he to move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad

Brendan Rodgers has put Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher at the top of his Celtic wanted list.

Thomas Partey has dealt Arsenal another blow by suffering a hamstring injury that could keep him out for three months.

Football clubs and players coughed up a record £165.8m in unpaid tax last season, figures reveal.


Jude Bellingham has scored in his fourth straight LaLiga game as he bagged the winner for Real Madrid against Getafe - equalling a Cristiano Ronaldo record in the process.

Erling Haaland's agent, Rafaela Pimenta, insists the Manchester City star's "destiny is in his own hands" amid speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

Liverpool have strengthened in midfield this summer but Kop legend Graeme Souness says they need to be ready for interest in Mohamed Salah.


Dan Evans and his team were forced to kick someone out of his player box when they wrongly sat amongst his coaches during the Brit's clash against Carlos Alcaraz.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino appeared to make a dig at forward Nicolas Jackson after the Blues fell to a shock 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Manchester City launched an audacious late transfer bid for Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze, according to reports.


Alfredo Morelos is finally set to land his next club after leaving Rangers - with a move to Santos in Brazil seemingly imminent.


Michael Beale has revealed he became hooked on Old Firm games during the 1990s.

Manchester City are set to offer Norway striker Erling Haaland a basic salary of £600,000-a-week if he extends his deal with them beyond 2027 as they look to stop him moving to Real Madrid or the Saudi Pro League. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Manchester City failed with a transfer deadline day bid of £60m for Crystal Palace forward Eberechi Eze, with the Eagles refusing to budge from their £80m asking price for the 25-year-old England international. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping the club reject a possible offer of £200m from Al-Ittihad for Egypt forward Mohamed Salah as he wants the 31 year-old to stay with the Reds for the rest of this season and make any move to Saudi Arabia next summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, are set to take the club off the market after failing to secure the asking price they wanted to sell the club. (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus want to extend the contracts of a number of players at the club, including 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, who was linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is a target for Saudi Pro League clubs Al-Ahli and Al-Ittihad, who could both make a move for the 30-year-old France international as their transfer window remains open. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Al-Ittihad have also made a contract proposal to former Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain defender Sergio Ramos and are waiting for an answer from the 37-year-old Spaniard, who is also wanted by clubs in Turkey. (Fabrizio Romano)

Galatasaray are continuing talks with Manchester United about a deal to sign Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, having had a £1m loan offer for the 26-year-old rejected on transfer deadline day. (Mail on Sunday)

Galatasaray are also looking at a move for Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, with the transfer window still open in Turkey. (Ajansspor, via Sabah)

Tottenham could agree to end French keeper Hugo Lloris' deal with the club a year early after the 36-year-old failed to secure a move on transfer deadline day having been offered a late switch to Newcastle United and approached by Nice. (Football Insider)

Lazio president Claudio Lotito says Mason Greenwood wanted to join the Italian club but Manchester United did not complete the paperwork in time before the 21-year-old England forward joined Getafe on loan. (La Lazio Siamo Noi, via Mail on Sunday)

Salernitana director Morgan De Sanctis says the Italian side will "not forget what Wolverhampton Wanderers did" as he criticised the English club's late approach for Senegal striker Boulaye Dia, 26. (Football Italia)

English striker Andre Gray, whose previous clubs include Luton Town, Brentford, Burnley and Watford, is being monitored by a number of Championship clubs after the 32-year-old left Greek side Aris Saloniki by mutual consent. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid and Belgium midfielder Yannick Carrasco, 29, will travel to Saudi Arabia to complete a £12.9m (15m euro) move to Al-Shabab. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 4 September 2023 07:16, UK


Joao Palhinha's collapsed move from Fulham to Bayern Munich is only 'postponed', according to his brother and agent.
Demarai Gray is in talks to join Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson's Saudi Arabian club Al Ettifaq, with the Everton winger yesterday appearing to take a swipe at manager Sean Dyche.
Wayne Rooney's DC United were interested in both Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison this summer, according to a new report.
Juan Mata has joined Japanese club Vissel Kobe on a free transfer after winning the title with Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray last season.

Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool will not buckle in the face of any renewed attempt from Saudi Arabia to sign Mohamed Salah this week.
A leading abuse charity in Spain has condemned Mason Greenwood's season-long loan move to Getafe as "setting a terrible example" and said that the transfer should be overturned.
Gary Neville and Roy Keane discuss the declining performances over the past few years at Manchester United and what impact the instability around the club's sale is having on the team

Man Utd 'to be taken off market as Glazers now want £10bn' but American owners already have new sale date in mind.
The Bernabeu is unrecognisable as it opens its doors for first game since incredible £1bn renovation works.
Members of the public came to Carlos Sainz's rescue after he was robbed of a £500,000 watch in Milan hours after finishing third in the Italian Grand Prix. Two arrests have been made and the watch is back in the Spaniard's possession.
Keegan Hirst, the first rugby league player to come out as gay back in 2015, has announced he will retire from the sport at the end of the season - he is now playing for Batley Bulldogs.

A Crystal Palace fan has been arrested after they allegedly racially abused a Wolves player at Selhurst Park.
Micah Richards praises Spurs after a good start to the season under Ange Postecoglou, but Roy Keane and Theo Walcott have other ideas!

Manchester City are to offer Erling Haaland a massive new contract - worth close to double his current salary.

Ange Postecoglou is said to have blocked a Deadline-Day move which would have seen Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso leave the club on loan and join Barcelona.
Reports in Turkey have suggested Fenerbahce could make a late move to sign midfielder Jorginho from Arsenal, although the club could insist on keeping him because of Thomas Partey's injury.
Joao Felix agreed to cut his wages in half to help facilitate a loan move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona last week.

Thiago Silva, the Chelsea defender, has responded to criticism of his performance against Nottingham Forest with a social media post in which he tells a fan: "Put the pressure on me."
Gary Neville says despite reports to the contrary, the Glazer family needs to sell Manchester United and cannot continue to mess around with the football club
The men's and women's tennis tours have taken the first steps towards a historic merger, by inviting executives and tournament representatives to a two-day summit in London at the end of this month.
Kris Boyd and James McFadden say Rangers should have made a move for Lawrence Shankland this summer
England's multiple injury doubts, including stand-in captain Courtney Lawes, will have two training sessions to prove their fitness before the crucial opening World Cup fixture against Argentina on Saturday.
France's build-up for the Rugby World Cup has been overshadowed by calls for lock Bastien Chalureau to be dropped over a conviction in 2020 which saw him given a suspended prison sentence for a racially-motivated attack on two former team-mates.

Rangers fans clashed in the stands at Ibrox after the defeat to Celtic.

Joao Palhinha's brother says the 28-year-old Portugal and Fulham midfielder's move to Bayern Munich has only been "postponed", after it broke down on deadline day. (Mail)

Mohamed Salah, 31, has told his Liverpool team-mates that he wants to stay at Anfield as Saudi club Al-Ittihad continue to express an interest in the Egypt forward. (Mirror)

Former Spain captain Sergio Ramos, 37, is in advanced talks over a return to Sevilla 18 years after leaving the club to join Real Madrid. The defender left Paris St-Germain this summer when his contract expired. (ESPN)

Fenerbahce are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Jorginho, 31, and could make a move for the Italy international before transfer window in Turkey closes on 15 September. (Express)

Ligue 1 side Lorient opted against making a deadline-day move for the Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, because of his attitude earlier in the summer after they had agreed a loan deal with Manchester United. (L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea cleared the path for Tottenham to sign England midfielder James Maddison, 26, in the summer because he did not fit the age profile of their transfer targets. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, is among a number of players available on free transfers that are interesting Saudi clubs. (Marca - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid and Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 29, is set to move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab for £12.8m. (ESPN)

Manager Wayne Rooney's hopes of re-signing Jamaica midfielder Ravel Morrison, 30, England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, and Ghana forward Andre Ayew, 33, who are all free agents, have been dashed by salary-cap issues at MLS side DC United. (Washington Post - subscription required)

Ligue 1 club Monaco plan to try to sign Fulham's English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo, 25, in January after pushing hard to get a deal done for him in the summer window. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are unhappy with Manchester City's attempts to sign Spain left-back Alejandro Balde, 19, newly called-up winger Lamine Yamal, 16 and Spanish youth international Pau Cubarsi, 16, this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 38, argued with fans on Instagram after the club's Premier League defeat by Nottingham Forest on Saturday. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Tuesday's newspapers


FA chiefs are conscious of the uncertainty and taking seriously the possibility that Gareth Southgate will saunter into the sunset after next summer's European Championship in Germany. The dream appointment of some at the FA is Pep Guardiola - an option officials are open to exploring.

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho's time-keeping is said to have exasperated his bosses as his Old Trafford future is plunged into doubt

Chelsea attacker Raheem Sterling's absence from the England squad is set to continue despite the withdrawal of Jack Grealish from the latest international party.

Ronald Koeman has led the criticism aimed at Ryan Gravenberch after the new Liverpool midfielder rejected his latest international call-up.

Anderlecht are closing on the signature of Kasper Schmeichel after he became a free agent last week.

Arsenal hope key midfielder Thomas Partey will be available after the October international break after he suffered an upper leg muscular injury in training last week.


Eddie Jones has denied Danny Cipriani's claims that he acted "like a horny teenager" when quizzing the player on his sex life while England head coach.

Ron Walker is joined by Peter Smith on 'The Question' to discuss if Manchester United's Jadon Sancho will be able to force his way back as a regular starter for the team

Ludvig Aberg is only three months into his professional career and he has yet to compete in a major tournament, but Luke Donald, Europe's Ryder Cup captain, feels that he has seen enough to be sure that the 23-year-old Swede has the temperament to thrive on golf's biggest stage.

Chelsea were poised to sign Club Bruges forward Antonio Nusa on deadline day but that deal fell through when Ian Maatsen decided not to leave on a permanent deal to Burnley.

Stadium safety chiefs are to liaise with local government officers in the wake of the concrete crisis in schools, to establish whether there are any issues at grounds around Britain built or updated during the same period.

West Ham will make a contract offer to Jesse Lingard during the international break once David Moyes is satisfied in his commitment to the team.


Umpires were paid three times more to officiate in the men's Hundred this summer than in the women's Hundred.

A club from the Swedish third tier have provoked a philosophical debate with football's rule-makers after devising a cunning way to defeat the offside law.

Kaveh Solhekol discusses Jadon Sancho's social media response to comments made by his Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag after he was not picked for in their squad against Arsenal

Panama defender Gilberto Hernández has died after being shot in the city of Colón on Sunday, the Panama Football League said in a statement.


Liverpool have been offered an astonishing £215m for Mo Salah. Saudi representatives from Al-Ittihad have flown into London to make one final crack at landing the Kop ace before their transfer window slams shut on Thursday.

Ron Walker and Peter Smith discuss whether Tottenham's James Maddison has been the Premier League's best signing of the summer transfer window

Manchester United are still trying to offload two forgotten players - Eric Bailly and Donny van de Beek - according to reports.

Formula 1 legend Johnny Herbert said everyone has "lost out" on the absence of "mega star" Michael Schumacher since his tragic skiing accident 10 years ago.

Sergio Ramos received an offer from Manchester United over the summer but their proposal of a one-year contract was almost immediately rejected by the legendary defender who has since joined Sevilla.

Fulham are the first Premier League club to kick off at new time-wasting rules, questioning PGMOL over the first of two yellow cards given to Calvin Bassey against Arsenal last month because they have images that show Eddie Nketiah was still inside their area at the time of the offence.

Eric Ramsay has quit his role as Wales assistant manager after the birth of his second child.

Chris Kavanagh has been cleared to return to the Premier League refereeing list after finally passing his fitness test.

Double Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty needed stitches in a facial wound suffered during a fight with team-mate Luke Greenback, whose girlfriend was previously in a relationship with Peaty.

Olympic chiefs are set to give the green light to cricket being included on the list of sports for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles this week.


Paul Pogba has been handed another injury setback just weeks after making his long-awaited return to action with Juventus.

Wales captain Aaron Ramsey has backed international team-mate Brennan Johnson to shine at Spurs following his deadline day move.

Barcelona manager Xavi has extended his contract with the club until June 2026, according to reports in Spain.


Chelsea were reportedly offered the chance to sign Manchester United star Jadon Sancho as part of a swap deal in the summer.

Ron Walker is joined by Peter Smith on 'The Question' to examine how much of an issue Kai Havertz's form is for Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta

The agent of Arsenal star Jorginho has rubbished talk of an exit. The Italy international has been linked with a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Eric Bailly has reportedly agreed a one-year deal with Besiktas. Turkish outlet A Spor claims the defender is still negotiating with Manchester United to terminate his contract.


Manchester United will lose Andre Onana to the Africa Cup of Nations in January if Cameroon qualify for the tournament next week after the goalkeeper confirmed he was coming out of international retirement.

Jadon Sancho will be frozen out at Manchester United this season unless he finds an escape route in Saudi Arabia, according to Rio Ferdinand.

The Spanish men's football team have expressed their solidarity with the World Cup-winning women's squad by condemning Luis Rubiales' "unacceptable behaviour" in a statement issued while preparing for their return to international competition.


Rangers want answers from the SFA over their disallowed Old Firm goal. Kemar Roofe had a first-half strike controversially chalked off at Ibrox in their 1-0 defeat to Celtic.

Daniel Podence looks set to leave Wolves after months of speculation. The Portuguese winger was linked with Celtic during the transfer window as Brendan Rodgers stepped up his chase for a replacement for fellow countryman Jota.

Alfredo Morelos has finally found a new club by joining Santos in Brazil. The Colombia international left Rangers upon expiration of his contract at the end of last season.

Central Coast Mariners boss Nick Montgomery has emerged as favourite to be named as Hibernian's next manager.

A Saudi Arabian delegation is in England to make one last push to persuade Liverpool to sell Mohamed Salah for £200m before the Pro League's transfer deadline on Thursday, with the belief the 31-year-old Egypt forward is open to joining Al-Ittihad. (Mail)

Besiktas are close to finalising a deal for Arsenal and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 28, for a nominal fee. (90min)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, will be frozen out at Manchester United this season unless he finds an escape route in Saudi Arabia, says the club's former defender Rio Ferdinand. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are considering making a move for Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, 27, when the January transfer window opens. (Evening Standard)

Former Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 37, rejected a late transfer offer from Manchester United before sealing a return to Sevilla. (Sun)

West Ham are expected to make a short-term contract offer to England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, during the international break. (Mail)

Al-Ettifaq are hoping to sign Everton and Jamaica winger Demarai Gray, 27, with the player keen to leave Goodison Park. (90min)

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles, 29, is a target for Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab. The English defender has slipped down the pecking order at St James' Park and could be tempted by the offer of first-team football. (Teamtalk)

Anderlecht are closing in on the signature of Kasper Schmeichel, 36, after he left Nice last week. The Denmark goalkeeper attracted interest from Chelsea, Nottingham Forest and Brentford over the summer. (Mail)

Manchester United are still trying to sell Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, with the Saudi Pro League window closing on Thursday. (Sun)

Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 36, is set to remain at the club until at least January after turning down a host of offers over the summer. (Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 6 September 2023 07:27, UK

Manchester City are reportedly plotting to sign Brighton forward Evan Ferguson.
Jamie Redknapp lauded Evan Ferguson’s performance after the 18-year-old scored his first Premier League hat-trick. Redknapp says he sees elements of all the great strikers in him and has no doubts he will be a superstar

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is under increasing pressure to keep his position as first-choice 'keeper with David Raya in line for a run in the first team.
Sergio Ramos is said to have snubbed last-minute interest from Manchester United, according to reports.
Chelsea defender Levi Colwill has reportedly been cleared to make his senior England debut after a scan confirmed he had not suffered an injury.
Hansi Flick's future in charge of the German national team could hinge on success against France and Japan, according to reports.
Joe Lewis, the British billionaire whose family trust owns a majority share in Tottenham Hotspur, is not expected to re-appear in a New York courtroom until January over his alleged role in a 'brazen' insider trading scheme.
The ECB has shelved plans to increase match fees for England's men in favour of offering up to eight two-year central contracts to top players for the first time. Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Mark Wood are expected to be offered those deals in the first wave.
King Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to be in attendance to watch their horse Desert Hero run in the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday week.

England white-ball head coach Matthew Mott has given the strongest indication yet that batsman Harry Brook could yet be included in the squad for the World Cup in India next month.

The England cricketer Sarah Glenn has called on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to introduce equal pay for women's cricket umpires and said she was "surprised" by the huge disparity in fees between the men's and women's game.

Chelsea were interested in signing Manchester United's Jadon Sancho in the summer, reports claim.
Nicolas Pepe has been told to leave Arsenal while he still can or spend the rest of the season sitting on his hands.
Virgil van Dijk faces an additional one-match ban after audio from his sending-off against Newcastle United was broadcast in the first episode of monthly programme Mic'd Up.
More than 3,500 England fans will make the trip to the Polish city of Wroclaw for the Euro qualifier against Ukraine on Saturday.
Marcus Smith could line up for England as a full-back at the Rugby World Cup as Steve Borthwick and his coaching staff attempt to find a spot for their "magician".
Snooker world champion Luca Brecel has finally been reunited with his missing favourite cue more than three weeks after it went missing on a flight from Seattle to Frankfurt.

Manchester United discovered Sofyan Amrabat had a slight back injury before he completed a Deadline Day move to Old Trafford.
Ronald Koeman has blasted Ryan Gravenberch, insisting he is "not happy" with Liverpool's new signing refusing to play for the Netherlands Under-21s side.
Michael Carrick received a glowing reference from former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney before signing Lewis O'Brien, who had a spell on loan under Rooney at DC United.

Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha was reportedly keen to join Manchester United before last Friday's transfer deadline but ultimately missed out on a move away from Craven Cottage.
Jesper Lindstrom has revealed that he turned down a move to Liverpool despite being a Reds supporter before joining Napoli from Eintracht Frankfurt last week.
Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has escaped a serious injury after concerns over his withdrawal from Sunday's defeat at Arsenal, according to reports.
Philippe Coutinho is set to complete his departure from Aston Villa and join Qatari side Al-Duhail.

Manchester United have opened talks over extending Aaron Wan-Bissaka's contract following his progress under Erik ten Hag in the last year at Old Trafford.
The Rugby World Cup has been plunged into a spying controversy over fears certain teams will deploy espionage tactics in France.
Mike Ashley is in detailed negotiations with Yorkshire about buying Headingley Stadium in a £22m-plus deal.
Tom Curry is poised to be thrown straight in to Steve Borthwick's England side for their Rugby World Cup opener against Argentina despite being absent for more than three months with hamstring injuries.

Rangers chairman John Bennett will resist calls to sack manager Michael Beale during the international break despite an outpouring of fan fury following the Old Firm defeat against Celtic.
Hibernian will only have to pay a release clause of around £50,000 if they want to appoint current Central Coast Mariners boss Nick Montgomery as their new manager.
"Draconian" proposals to curb bus travel to football matches in Scotland, which are already in use in England and Wales, have been slammed by fans and opposition politicians.

Manchester City are monitoring in-form Brighton striker Evan Ferguson, 18, in the belief the Republic of Ireland forward can play alongside Erling Haaland. (inews)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, is reportedly open to the idea of joining Liverpool next summer as he looks for a 2024 departure from Paris St-Germain. (L'Equipe - in French, subscription required)

Manchester United have opened talks about extending right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka's contract after the Englishman, 25, impressed boss Erik ten Hag with his progress this year. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are also said to have an interest in Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, and could move for the Portugal international in January. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool were willing to swap Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, 24, for Portugal winger Joao Felix this summer but the 23-year-old snubbed the Reds, Manchester United and Aston Villa to force through a loan move to Barcelona from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The two main bidders in the Manchester United takeover race say they have not been told the club will be taken off the market despite a £600m drop in the Red Devils' share price. (Mail)

Chelsea and England forward Raheem Sterling, 28, will not retire from international football despite again being omitted from Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Everton and Jamaica winger Demarai Gray, 27, is expected to leave Goodison Park to sign a four-year deal with Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq, managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham are locked in a battle with Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Fenerbahce to sign 30-year-old free agent Jesse Lingard, the former Manchester United and England midfielder. (Football Insider)

Denmark midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, 23, turned down a £25m move from Eintracht Frankfurt to Liverpool and joined Napoli instead because he will get more game time at the Serie A champions. (Tipsbladet - in Danish)

Chelsea want full-back Ian Maatsen to sign a new long-term deal at Stamford Bridge after the 21-year-old Dutchman turned down a £31m transfer deadline-day move to former loan club Burnley. (Fabrizio Romano)

Jorginho's agent says the Italy midfielder, 31, will stay at Arsenal despite interest from Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig, where the transfer window remains open until 15 September. (Tutto Mercato - in Italian)

Frenchman Christophe Galtier, 57, sacked by Paris St-Germain in July despite winning the Ligue 1 title, is set to return to management by replacing Hernan Crespo as boss of Qatari side Al-Duhail. (RMC Sport - in French)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Thursday's newspapers

John Terry is on the verge of joining Saudi side Al-Shabab FC to make his managerial breakthrough.

Bayern Munich are set to launch a fresh move for Fulham's Joao Palhinha in January.

Rajasthan Royals have launched an extraordinary takeover bid for Yorkshire which would make the county club the first to be owned by an overseas franchise.
Former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Eden Hazard has dropped a hint that retirement is edging closer in a new documentary series on the Belgian national team.
Bayern Munich bosses have reportedly grown irritated with Thomas Tuchel over his 'erratic' behaviour during the summer transfer window.

England head coach Steve Borthwick is poised to deliver a major selection surprise by starting scrum-half Alex Mitchell for the crucial pool match against Argentina.
Eric Dier has held talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy after being frozen out by new head coach Ange Postecoglou.
Rory McIlroy has promised Europe captain Luke Donald he will behave when he goes on a stag do on the Greek party island of Mykonos a week before the Ryder Cup.
Mark Wood could turn down a central contract to explore Twenty20 franchise opportunities as one of England's fastest-ever bowlers looks to cash in on the final years of his career.

Chelsea executives hosted representatives from Saudi state airline Riyadh Air and pitched a potential front-of-shirt sponsorship deal as the club continue talks with a number of companies to grow their commercial revenue.
UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have confirmed a new revenue distribution model that will increase solidarity payments to teams not participating in UEFA's club competitions.

European clubs are seeking guarantees that they will be paid the huge transfer fees agreed with Saudi Arabian clubs in full after a summer of unprecedented spending that has reshaped the transfer market.
Hugo Lloris faces a playing exile until January and a jarring end to his stellar 11-year Tottenham career.

Now retired, former Manchester City playmaker David Silva is bringing the same magic and style to his new career - as a winemaker. Forced to end his playing career last month following a serious knee injury, Silva - now 37 - is putting all of his energy and focus into his successful winery in his native Gran Canaria.
Kepa Arrizabalaga decided to press ahead with a transfer to Real Madrid, despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino had privately stressed that he wanted the Spaniard to remain as Chelsea's No.1 goalkeeper.

The head of the foundation set up to distribute more than £2 billion generated from the sale of Chelsea hopes talks with the government next week can remove a block on the money being spent to help victims of the war in Ukraine.

Jadon Sancho has reportedly been given an escape route out of Manchester United with a side from Saudi Arabia said to have submitted an 'official offer' for the winger.
Antoine Griezmann could be set for a reunion with Lionel Messi in the United States after receiving numerous offers to play in MLS. Atletico Madrid are understood to be willing to let the forward leave the La Liga club at the end of the season and he has already received offers from teams.

Neil Lennon isn't believed to have made it to the final stage for the Hibs job as the Easter Road club prefer other options - with Nick Montgomery still the hot favourite.
Celtic are one of only three British teams to have made a net profit on transfers since 2014. And £15m of their £33m total over the last 10 seasons has come in a cash-laden 2023 for the Scottish Premiership champions.

A report out of Croatia claims that Borna Barisic is being targeted by Dinamo Zagreb. The 30-year old has now entered the final year of his Rangers contract which expires at the end of the current season.

Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad are ready to lodge a £200m bid for Liverpool's Egypt star Mohamed Salah, 31, but fear time is running out before Thursday's transfer deadline. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Salah will not leave Liverpool this year, however, despite being offered a contract worth between $500m and $600m [£400m-£480m] over three years. (Footmercato - in French)

Former England and Chelsea defender John Terry, 42, is on the verge of joining Saudi side Al-Shabab FC to make his managerial breakthrough. (Sun)

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 36, faces a playing exile until January with the France international having shown no inclination to go despite Spurs receiving offers for the player. (Guardian)

Tottenham and England defender Eric Dier has held talks with chairman Daniel Levy after being frozen out by boss Ange Postecoglou. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool tried to swap Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez, 24, for Joao Felix before the Portugal attacker, 23, joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea's Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 28, who moved to Real Madrid on loan this summer, says he spoke with Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel and was close to joining the Bundesliga champions before a late call from the Bernabeu. (Marca - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are set to launch a fresh bid for Fulham's Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, in January. (Standard)

Former Manchester City captain lkay Gundogan, 32, has admitted that he snubbed interest from Arsenal and other suitors this summer because playing for Barcelona was the German midfielder's "childhood dream". (Mirror)

Aston Villa have agreed a deal for Brazil midfielder Phillipe Coutinho, 31, to join Qatar side Al-Duhail on loan, with his new club set to pay all of his wages. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea's 20-year-old English defender Levi Colwill has revealed that ex-Brighton team-mate and former Liverpool star Adam Lallana convinced him to sign a new contract and remain at Stamford Bridge under manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Mail)

France forward Antoine Griezmann, 32, is set to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season and join Lionel Messi in heading to Major League Soccer. (Sport, via Mail)

Chelsea have held talks with the Saudi state airline Riyadh Air over becoming the club's new front-of-shirt sponsor. (Times - subscription needed)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, is ready to give up on a £68.6m loyalty bonus in his Paris St-Germain contract, but has again made clear to the club that he will not sign a new deal. (90min)

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Eden Hazard, 32, has dropped a hint that retirement is edging closer in a new documentary series on the Belgian national team. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho was a late target for Al-Ettifaq before the Saudi Pro League window closed on Thursday as they tried to sign the 23-year-old England international on loan. (CBS Sports)

However, Al-Ettifaq failed to land Sancho as Manchester United wanted to put a £50m obligation to buy the player in the deal. (Mail)

Liverpool reportedly made a £100m bid for Newcastle and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 25, just before the transfer window closed on 1 September. (AS - in Spanish)

Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter, 48, has turned down the chance to replace Laurent Blanc at French club Lyon. (90 Min)

Saudi Pro League clubs believe their pursuit of Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, is only on hold despite Al Ittihad failing to sign him before their transfer window closed on Thursday. (Mail)

Lyon are set to consider ex-Wolves and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, and Lille manager Paulo Fonseca for the role. (Sky Sports)

Former England striker Wayne Rooney, 37, is a possible candidate to manage Birmingham City if current boss John Eustace, who has been linked with Swansea and Rangers, leaves the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal hope they can agree a move for Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe to move to Turkey - where the transfer window is open for another week - with Besiktas and Trabzonspor said to be interested in the 28-year-old. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea had a £23m bid for Norwegian winger Antonio Nusa rejected by Club Brugge on transfer deadline day and will face increased competition for the 18-year-old in the future as he is being watched by at least 20 other clubs. (Evening Standard)

Midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, was set to play for West Ham in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Ipswich on Thursday, with the Hammers considering whether to offer a contract to the England international, a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season. (Mail)

Napoli winger Kvicha Kvaratskhelia's agent says the 22-year-old Georgia international is happy at the Serie A side and that "we never talked about wanting to change club". (CalcioNapoli24, via Football Italia)

Fulham are in talks with English midfielder Harrison Reed over a new contract, with the Cottagers having rejected a £3m bid by Wolves for the 28-year-old late in the transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Bournemouth rejected a late £20m bid from Tottenham for English defender Lloyd Kelly before the window closed, and Spurs could be joined by Liverpool and Newcastle United in wanting to sign the 24-year-old in January. (90 Min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Saturday 9 September 2023 07:23, UK


Chelsea fear Romeo Lavia will be sidelined for an extended period after the midfielder's suspected ankle injury was assessed on Friday.
Arsenal will continue to track England goalkeeper Mary Earps beyond this transfer window if Manchester United refuse to sell her before next week's deadline.

Steve Borthwick's position as England head coach is not under threat even if his side fail to make it out of the pool stage at the Rugby World Cup in France.
Newcastle United are close to agreeing a new contract with star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes in a bid to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Harry Kane is eyeing a Hollywood summer blockbuster - by winning the Champions League in London and the European Championships in Germany.
Rivaldo is tipped to become joint-owner of Romanian champions Farul Constanța with fellow Barcelona legend Gheorghe Hagi.
Graham Alexander has told his MK Dons players they must believe they can be future European trophy winners like Jarrod Bowen.

Man Utd goalkeeper Andre Onana will hold talks over representing Cameroon at next year's Africa Cup of Nations if his international return goes well this week.
Anthony Joshua's eagerly-anticipated showdown against Deontay Wilder may now not happen later this year, promoter Eddie Hearn has warned.
Youri Tielemans is already unhappy with Unai Emery over his lack of game time at Aston Villa, just four games into the latest Premier League season.
The UFC has sought legal action against the newly-formed Pillow Fight Championship (PFC), amid concerns over similarities in the two brands' logos.
Real Madrid have given Raul the green light to become Villarreal's new manager, according to reports in Spain.

Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas is set to sign a new contract. The Greece international has agreed a two-year extension to his current deal that will keep him at Anfield until the summer of 2027.
Barcelona winger Lamine Yamal has become Spain's youngest international player and goalscorer aged 16 years and 57 days.

Chelsea are waiting on the results of a scan on Romeo Lavia after their new midfielder suffered an ankle injury in training.
Supporters descending on Marseille for England and Scotland matches on the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup are being warned they face fines up to €150 (£128) for "obvious public drunkenness" and up to €180 for noise pollution.
The Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko has apologised for blaming Mexican driver Sergio Pérez's fluctuating form on his "cultural heritage".

Andrew Flintoff appeared in public for the first time since his Top Gear crash as he joined up with the England squad for their one-day international series against New Zealand.

The Saudi Pro League remain confident it is simply a case of when, not if, Mohamed Salah becomes their latest big-name recruit.
Neymar has fired a less than subtle dig towards Paris Saint-Germain and former team-mate Kylian Mbappe by claiming the Saudi Pro League might be stronger than the French top flight.

Ex-Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge has revealed he once attempted to buy a Mars bar for £1,000 while appearing on ITV's 'I'm A Celebrity'.

Bert Konterman admits he told previous Rangers transfer target Tijjani Reijnders to stay at AZ Alkmaar rather than move to Glasgow.
Rangers have kicked off a complete overhaul of their scouting and player recruitment departments.

Liel Abada is at the centre of a Celtic injury scare after suffering a quad problem with Israel.

Newcastle United have made significant progress in talks to extend the contract of Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 25, and an agreement is now close. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea and Manchester City made enquiries regarding Guimaraes, whose Newcastle deal runs until 2026, this summer. (90 Min)

Rangers have sounded out former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter as a potential replacement for current boss Michael Beale. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs tracking Club Brugge's 18-year-old Norway winger Antonio Nusa, who rejected the chance to join Chelsea late in the transfer window. (90min)

Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 28, has ruled out a return to Paris St-Germain and insists he is happy at the Italian side. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 26, is unhappy at his lack of playing time for Aston Villa, having joined the club on a free transfer in the summer after his Leicester City contract ran out. (Goal)

Brighton are aiming to secure 26-year-old Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma on a new contract by the end of the year. (90 Min)

Greece defender Kostas Tsimikas, 27, is set to sign a two-year contract extension to remain at Liverpool until 2027. (Mail via Athletic)

Manchester United would like to offload Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, before the transfer window closes in Turkey next week. (Football Insider)

Chelsea intervened to prevent Wolves from signing France Under-21 midfielder Habib Diarra, 19, from their sister club Strasbourg this summer. (Football Insider)

Former England striker Andy Carroll, 34, said he had offers to stay in England before deciding to join French Ligue 2 side Amiens. (Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19, has suffered an ankle injury during training and the club is awaiting the results of a scan to discover the extent of the issue for the Belgium international. (Guardian)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, is facing a battle to regain the support of his Manchester United team-mates, as well as manager Erik ten Hag, following his angry reaction to being dropped. (ESPN)

Manchester City approached Barcelona about the possibility of signing Spain left-back Alejandro Balde, 19. (Fabrizio Romano, via Sport - in Spanish)

Former Spain and Real Madrid striker Raul is considering an offer to take over as manager of Villarreal, who sacked Quique Setien after a poor start to the season. (Marca - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Borussia Dortmund plan to launch a fresh move in January to re-sign Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, in January if he fails to make peace with manager Erik ten Hag. (Sun)

Arsenal are planning to continue talks with Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 24, over a new contract at the club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Real Madrid are interested in signing 23-year-old Argentina striker Julian Alvarez from Manchester City. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo says the league will "close no doors" in its pursuit of Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31. (Sky Sports)

Al-Ittihad looked at Tottenham and Brazil striker Richarlison, 26, as an alternative to Salah after their £150m bid was turned down. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City and Spain midfielder Rodri, 27, has said football authorities need to take control of the exodus of players to the Saudi Pro League. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are looking into strengthening their centre-forward options in the January transfer window with two 27-year-old England strikers - Brentford's Ivan Toney and Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins - and RB Leipzig and Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 20, all targets. (Givemesport)

Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic could be available in the next transfer window with Arsenal set to renew interest in the 23-year-old Serbia international. (Express)

Scotland's charge to the brink of Euro 2024 qualification could persuade Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes, 25, to change his international allegiance away from England to join Steve Clarke's squad. (Times - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain and Germany midfielder Julian Draxler, 29, has agreed to join Qatari sde Al-Ahli (Hadrien Grenier - in French)

Newcastle will open talks with Switzerland defender Fabian Schar, 31, over a new contract at St James' Park. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are lining up a move for Fluminense and Brazil midfielder Andre, 20, in the January transfer window. (ESPN)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rejected the chance to sign Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, who is now valued at around £100m, in 2016 before the now 25-year-old joined Real Madrid from Penarol. (Mirror)

Sheffield United are considering signing Ghana striker Andre Ayew, 33, who is a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season. (Teamtalk)

Jamaica striker Andre Gray, 32, formerly of Watford and Burnley, is set to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Riyadh on a free transfer after his contract with Greek club Aris Salonika was cancelled by mutual consent. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday's newspapers


Liverpool and Manchester City are both monitoring West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd ahead of next summer.

Gareth Southgate has revealed he twice had to convince Kyle Walker not to retire from international football.

Fans have slammed "incompetent" Manchester United for being unable to sell Rasmus Hojlund shirts for over a month. That's because the Red Devils struggled to get a special Danish letter in stock.

Wales Manager Rob Page has refuted suggestions he is under pressure, but admits there is an expectation that they will qualify for Euro 2024
United have seen their debts hit £1bn for the first time as uncertainty around a takeover continues.


Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected the chance to take charge of the Norway women's team.

Gareth Southgate has admitted England looked at trying to snap up Brighton sensation Evan Ferguson. Three Lions boss Southgate says they have long since given up on trying to get the Republic of Ireland striker to follow the likes of Jack Grealish and Declan Rice in pledging their international futures to England.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been mentioned in connection with the German national team job, but his previous comments about the post suggest he won't be in the frame after Hansi Flick's sacking.

Spanish football journalist Semra Hunter says she is 'shocked' by the news of Luis Rubiales' resignation, following the Jenni Hermoso kissing row

Southgate has tipped Harry Maguire to earn more minutes at Manchester United in the coming weeks despite a mixed display against Ukraine on Saturday.


John Obi Mikel has quipped that Chelsea need to 'bring back' some of the club's retired stars.

Marco Verratti is set to sign for Saudi Pro League side Al Arabi after a verbal agreement has been reached with the player, according to reports.


Manchester United have placed Antony on a leave of absence to "address allegations of assault" that have been made against the Brazilian winger.

Stuart Broad has hailed Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff as a legend of the game and says his presence among the England coaching staff will be an "inspiration" for the players.


Marina Granovskaia has returned to Chelsea twice over the past month, but the club's former director was not a guest of the Clearlake Capital-Todd Boehly owners on either occasion.

Wayne Rooney will have to wait until the end of the MLS season to find out if DC United are willing to offer him a contract extension to stay on as manager as he admitted he "can't stop speculation" linking him with a move to Birmingham City.

Sky Sports Eleanor Roper reports as defending champions South Africa get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start against Scotland
Rugby fans have slammed "shambolic" food-and-drink service at World Cup venues across France, with many claiming that stadiums are running out of beer mid-match.

Mick Bennett, race director at the Tour of Britain, has hit back at criticism of this year's race after Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert was crowned winner of the 2023 edition at Caerphilly Castle on Sunday.


Manchester United's singing section at Old Trafford will not take part in their upcoming matches against Crystal Palace and Galatasaray after being led to believe they have been classified as a 'risk group'.


Gareth Southgate has confirmed England are trying to steal Elliot Anderson from under Steve Clarke's nose.

England are using Rangers' Auchenhowie training facility as a base ahead of the friendly with Scotland at Hampden on Tuesday.


Nick Montgomery will be named as Hibs boss on Monday. A £50,000 compensation deal has landed the 41-year-old from Aussie A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to make a move for West Ham and Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd next summer, but he will face competition from Manchester City for the 27-year-old. (Sun)

Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected the chance to take charge of the Norway women's national team. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are targeting a move for Bayern Munich and Canada defender Alphonso Davies, 22, next summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich all tried to sign Marco Verratti, 30, from Paris St-Germain this summer. (Football Transfers)

The Italy midfielder is now set to join Qatari side Al Arabi from PSG for 45m euros (£38.7m). (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is due to speak with Jadon Sancho on Monday for the first time since the manager accused the England winger, 23, of not doing enough to merit a place in the club's starting line-up. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are on the verge of signing Hajduk Split's Croatian defender Luka Vuskovic,who had been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Manchester City, but the 16-year-old will not join Spurs until the summer of 2025. (Standard)

Barcelona boss Xavi is set to sign a new contract at the club this week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Aston Villa are keen to sign Spanish attacker Alex Baena, 22, from manager Unai Emery's former club Villarreal. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Inter Milan rejected approaches from Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle United for Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella this summer, but the 26-year-old could be available for around £77m next year. (Caught Offside)

Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, has told Fulham he wants to leave the club for Bayern Munich in January, after a summer move collapsed. (Teamtalk)

Southampton's29-year-old Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu has arrived in Turkey to complete a loan move to Trabzonspor. (Daily Echo)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 12 September 2023 07:46, UK


Jurgen Klopp is top of Germany's wish list to be their next boss - but the Liverpool manager is set to turn them down.
Manchester United new boy Sofyan Amrabat will see his Fiorentina contract automatically extend by a year if the Premier League club do not exercise their buy-option next summer.
Gary Lineker has revealed he recommended Emma Hayes to Leicester City's board in the summer to become their new boss.

Fernando Santos is reportedly set to be sacked by Poland.
Premier League **** hero Bryan Ruiz has been invited to coach at Manchester United as he looks to gain work experience before entering football management.
Indycar champion Alex Palou continued his war of words with McLaren after saying he will not be their reseve driver in Singapore this week.

Manchester United are weighing up a move to sign Netherlands winger Anwar El Ghazi as a free agent amid the uncertainty hanging over Antony and Jadon Sancho.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke confirmed his continued interest in capping Elliot Anderson and refused to rule out a move for Harvey Barnes after Tuesday's friendly against England.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke addresses speculation surrounding Elliot Anderson and Harvey Barnes' international futures
Manchester United are at an advanced level of negotiations with US technology company Qualcomm over a new shirt sponsorship deal, according to reports.
Arsenal are reportedly set to revive their interest in Sporting defender Ousmane Diomande in the January transfer window.
The FA is braced for an approach for England U21 manager Lee Carsley should their Irish counterparts decide to sack their senior men's team's boss Stephen Kenny.
Eddie Hearn believes Anthony Joshua will finish his boxing career in a blaze of glory by knocking out Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Jadon Sancho faces a losing battle to save his Manchester United career.
Ron Walker is joined by Peter Smith on 'The Question' to discuss if Manchester United's Jadon Sancho will be able to force his way back as a regular starter for the team
The abandoned non-League clash which Buxton were leading away at Scunthorpe in the 96th minute will be replayed in full.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe insists failure in his bid to takeover Manchester United is not an option as he awaits news on the process from the Glazer family.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol has the latest news on the potential sale of Manchester United amid reports the Glazer family do not want to sell

John Terry, the former England and Chelsea captain, is charging fans £100 per autograph and £500-a-head to eat with him on his one-man tour.

Harry Souttar has confessed his time at Leicester City has been "tough" as he addressed the prospect of a loan exit which didn't come to pass before Deadline Day.
Swansea City are set to appoint Aberdeen's Gavin Levey as their new head of youth.

Ryan Kent has been challenged to up his game and reclaim his Fenerbahce spot.

England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, could leave Manchester United after talks with manager Erik ten Hag failed to settle their differences. (Star)

Manchester United are considering a move for former Ajax, Aston Villa and Everton winger Anwar El Ghazi. The 28-year-old Dutchman is a free agent after leaving PSV Eindhoven. (Mail)

Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann and ex-Netherlands and Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal are on the shortlist to succeed the sacked Hansi Flick as Germany manager. (Mirror)

Former Bayern Munich and Fulham manager Felix Magath, 70, says he has the credentials for the Germany job. (Sky Sports Germany)

Real Madrid are willing to commit £200m to sign Paris St-Germain's 24-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe. (Mail)

Manchester United, who rejected a bid from Arsenal for 30-year-old England goalkeeper Mary Earps, do not intend to sell her before the Women's Super League transfer deadline on Thursday, despite her contract running out next June. (Telegraph - subscription)

Chelsea fear 19-year-old Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, who joined for £58m last month, will be out for six weeks after he injured an ankle in training. (Mirror)

Arsenal, who had a £30m bid for Sporting CP's 19-year-old Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande rejected in the summer, will try again next year. (Record via Metro)

Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 32, says a move to the United States to play Major League Soccer remains his priority. (Goal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 13 September 2023 07:30, UK


The Premier League is facing pressure from concerned senior figures in Government over Everton's potential sale to United States firm 777 Partners.
Barcelona's financial turmoil took a new twist this week, with president Joan Laporta liable for a €20m (£17.2m) guarantee following the failure of an investor to provide the funds to complete a financial deal that was vital to the club being granted its licence to compete in LaLiga this season.
Vladimir Putin has launched an outspoken attack on the leaders of the International Olympic Committee and other sports governing bodies over bans imposed on Russian athletes in retaliation against his invasion of Ukraine.

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho has deleted his statement claiming he was being made a scapegoat at Old Trafford.
Tottenham star Heung-Min Son has been spotted with a huge ice pack on his knee.
Ron Walker is joined by Peter Smith on 'The Question' to discuss if Manchester United's Jadon Sancho will be able to force his way back as a regular starter for the team
John Terry has admitted he has held discussions about joining Al Shabab.
Gary O'Driscoll is set to start as Manchester United's new head of medical services on Monday after leaving Arsenal.
Premier League duo Burnley and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Colchester's teen star Bradley Ihionvien.
David Moyes will give Jesse Lingard "every opportunity" to get fit and earn a contract at West Ham.

UEFA has launched a new category of seats for Euro 2024, with highly-priced 'prime' seats selling for €2,000 (£1,720) for the final in Berlin - double the amount of the most expensive tickets for the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Olga Carmona has left it unclear whether Spain's women's team will stay on strike, with their next match on September 22.
Cole Palmer's decision to leave Manchester City came after the promise of more chances at Chelsea.
The two VARs who failed to disallow Manchester City's goal against Fulham for offside will not be in action at Stockley Park this weekend.
Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is attracting interest from Fenerbahce.

Nottingham Forest are set to offload forward Emmanuel Dennis, with Adana Demirspor and Istanbul Basaksehir keen on a loan deal before Friday's deadline in Turkey.

The Football Association will resist any attempt from the Republic of Ireland to appoint England U21 manager Lee Carsley, should Irish boss Stephen Kenny be sacked.

William Saliba has discussed Arsenal's new lunchtime rule that Mikel Arteta implemented to bring the players "closer" together - explaining it's worked wonders.
Lionel Messi's house hunt in Miami is
Inter Miami's Robert Taylor discusses the impact that Lionel Messi has had since joining the club from Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester United are believed to view extending the contract of youngster Facundo Pellistri as one of their top priorities in the coming weeks.

Luis Rubiales refused to personally apologise to Jenni Hermoso for kissing her on the lips after the Women's World Cup final and said he would "100 per cent" have behaved the same way towards the Spain men's team.

Trevoh Chalobah is considered surplus to requirements and could be frozen out at Chelsea.
Ange Postecoglou says Yves Bissouma's conduct as a Tottenham player improved after he reminded the Malian that turning up late for training was not a sign of good leadership.

Alfredo Morelos admits his final season at Rangers was plagued by a "very complicated injury".
Nuno Espirito Santo has been slammed in Saudi Arabia as he was accused of being the key figure behind bringing Jota to Al Ittihad.

Barcelona are planning a move for Manchester City's 23-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland in 2025, when he could be available for £150m. (90 Min)

Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, negotiated a £50m release clause in his recent new contract. He is considering joining Barcelona next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is still under contract at the club, but they will not ask for a fee if the German Football Association wants him as national team manager. (Sky Sports Germany)

West Ham boss David Moyes has not ruled out signing 30-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is a free agent and is training with the club. (Talksport)

Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah does not expect to play a prominent role when he returns from a hamstring injury this month. (Standard)

Juventus can terminate 30-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba's contract if he is banned for doping. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

The Premier League is facing pressure from senior figures in the UK government over the potential takeover of Everton by American investment firm 777 Partners. (Telegraph - subscription)

Burnley and Crystal Palace are monitoring Colchester's 19-year-old English forward Bradley Ihionvien. (Sun)

The Football Association will resist any attempt by the Republic of Ireland to appoint England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley as manager, should Stephen Kenny be sacked. (Independent)

Paris St-Germain have drawn up a shortlist of five Real Madrid players they will target in response to the Spanish club's pursuit of 24-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe. (Sport - in Spanish)

Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 24, said he did not have "much to say" during contract extension talks at Arsenal but that he was "very happy". (Nettavisen via Standard)

Several Turkish clubs are preparing loan offers for Chelsea's French defender Malang Sarr, 24, before their transfer window closes on Friday. (Football Insider)

Adana Demirspor and Istanbul Basaksehir have made loan offers for Nottingham Forest's 25-year-old Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, who has ruled out joining CSKA Moscow. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lyon are considering appointing former Chelsea and Everton manager Frank Lampard as head coach after sacking Laurent Blanc. (90min)

Fenerbahce have added Everton's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, 30, to their list of targets. (Sozcu - in Turkish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 13 September 2023 23:32, UK


Manchester United football director John Murtough and CEO Richard Arnold are at the centre of ongoing talks to settle the dispute between Erik ten Hag and Jadon Sancho.
Manchester United are closing in on signing of American goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce in a record deal but they're also determined to keep Lionesses star Mary Earps.
Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol shares that a bid Manchester United rejected for Mary Earps was a 'world record for a goalkeeper in the women's game'
Juventus have reportedly singled out Arsenal's Thomas Partey as a replacement for Paul Pogba should the midfielder receive a lengthy ban for failing a drugs test.
John Terry has defended his move to charge fans up to £500 to dine with him and £100 for autographs, saying that all the money raised will go to charity and that it is 'very important' to him.
Everton's prospective new owners 777 Partners were late in making a £900,000 payment to their business partners at the British Basketball League earlier this summer.

Jonjo Shelvey is close to joining Turkish club Rizespor as he nears the end of his unhappy spell at Nottingham Forest.
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe retains the full backing of the club's Saudi chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan, whose only response to the team's difficult start to the season has been to ask what additional help he can provide.
Gareth Southgate has no plans to travel to Saudi Arabia to watch Jordan Henderson in person before England's next games against Australia and Italy in October.
England manager Gareth Southgate suggests that midfielder Jordan Henderson is focused on football despite being heavily criticised after his transfer to Saudi Arabia

Mike Ashley has become the favourite to buy Headingley stadium and own a stake in Yorkshire County Cricket Club after a proposed deal with Rajasthan Royals collapsed.
Any takeover of Everton by the American investment firm 777 Partners is likely to be a lengthy process while the Premier League ensures that no rules on club ownership will be broken.

Graham Potter has turned down a return to management with Scottish side Rangers after being approached to replace under-fire Michael Beale.
Toto Wolf says he missed out on signing Max Verstappen as a youngster - because he could not offer the Dutchman a guaranteed seat at Mercedes.

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has reportedly been playing through a 'nagging' injury since last season, it has been claimed.

Gary Lineker told Leicester City to appoint Emma Hayes as the club's new manager, the Match of the Day host has revealed.
Lionel Messi's injury worries have Inter Miami fans sweating on his availability for their next MLS clash against Atlanta United.

Andre Onana is set for showdown talks with Erik ten Hag over his decision to return to international duty with Cameroon.
Jurgen Klopp's agent has reiterated his client won't be leaving Liverpool before 2026 amid speculation linking him with the Germany job.

Elliot Anderson won't be coming back into the Scotland fold. The attacking midfielder pulled out of Steve Clarke's squad last week after just a couple of training sessions.

Celtic have got a spot in football's top 100 for most spent on their current squad, according to new research.

Chelsea are keen on Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, who is serving an eight-month ban for breaking betting rules. The 27-year-old is not allowed to play until 17 January 2024, but can return to training this weekend. (

Juventus are lining up Arsenal's 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey as a replacement for 30-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract could be terminated if he is found to have breached anti-doping rules. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 30, was "very close" to joining West Ham in a £30m deal this summer, says Hammers coach Kevin Nolan. (Talksport)

Manchester United football director John Murtough and chief executive Richard Arnold are trying to resolve tensions between manager Erik ten Hag and 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (Mail)

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be patient in their attempts to buy Manchester United after reports that the Glazer family would wait until 2025 to sell the club. (Guardian)

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has the support of the chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan despite losing three of their opening four matches of the season. (Telegraph - subscription)

The prospective takeover of Everton by an American investment firm could be a lengthy process as the Premier League makes sure no rules will be broken. (Times - subscription)

Nottingham Forest's 31-year-old English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who arrived from Newcastle in January, is close to joining Rizespor before Friday's transfer deadline in Turkey. Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, 25, is also close to leaving Forest. (Telegraph - subscription)

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp, has ruled out becoming Germany boss following the sacking of Hansi Flick. (Sportschau)

Clubs in Turkey and Qatar are being sounded out as Manchester United look to offload 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek. (90min)

Van de Beek looks likely to stay at Manchester United until January. (Mirror)

Manchester United's 20-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is wanted on loan by Besiktas.(Mirror)

Former Chelsea and Belgium winger Eden Hazard is considering retirement at the age of 32 after being released by Real Madrid. (CaughtOffside - subscription)

Ex-Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter, 48, has turned down the manager's job at Rangers and Lyon. (Sun)


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Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Fridays Newspapers


Rasmus Hojlund's first coach is full of praise for his former player but admits Nicklas Bendtner was more talented.

Ivan Toney is set to return to Brentford training next week as restrictions ease on his eight-month ban.

Burnley turned down the chance to sign Sergio Reguilon - three days before he joined Manchester United on loan.

Real Madrid have traced a boy who lost five family members in the Morocco earthquake and flown him to Spain to join their academy.


The NFL and Tottenham have extended their partnership until the 2029-30 season.

Inter Miami's Lionel Messi and CF Pachuca's Jenni Hermoso are among those nominated for The Best FIFA men's and women's awards 2023.

Spain's top-flight female players have ended their strike for the opening two matchdays of the Liga F season after an agreement was reached between the league and the players' unions over a new minimum wage.


Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is in advanced talks over a new contract, while key defender Ben White is set to open formal talks over an extension.

Premier League clubs could thwart a proposed relaunch of the Women's Super League next year due to disagreements over funding.

Barcelona's ongoing battle against their financial crisis has seen another twist, with LaLiga informing the Catalan side that their new wage cap will be reduced to €270m (£232m).

Asmir Begovic has delivered a brutally scathing assessment of Chelsea's recent transfer activity, branding Mauricio Pochettino's team as a 'mid table squad' before asking 'why the club is rebuilding?'

Paul Pogba has called for counter analysis on the test that came back positive for doping, according to reports.

Nike have yet to inform the FA or England number one Mary Earps when her goalkeeping shirt will be made available commercially.

UFC boss Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor is expected to make his return to the organisation 'next year'.


Kyle Sinckler is set to play England's World Cup game against Japan after being included alongside No 8 Billy Vunipola in England's squad for their second pool game.

Luke Comer, the billionaire Irish property developer, trainer and big-race sponsor, has been banned for three years and ordered to pay costs of 755,754 euros (£650,000) after a dozen of his horses tested positive for anabolic steroids in 2021.

Xander Schauffele has declared that it will take "nothing special" for Team USA to win the Ryder Cup, despite the Americans not prevailing on European soil for 30 years.


A Football League manager who placed bets on matches has escaped with a formal warning after being investigated by the FA.

Premier League clubs are expected to be asked next week to agree a financial settlement worth more than £130m extra a year to the EFL, along with radical new spending controls.

The verbal abuse meted out to Harry Maguire across football was started by supporters at Manchester United, according to his former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Wimbledon organisers came under ridicule from neighbouring residents for their refusal to attend a public meeting about the tournament's controversial expansion.

Billy Vunipola is set to return to the England bench for their World Cup match against Japan on Sunday after serving his ban, with Lewis Ludlam starting instead of the suspended Tom Curry.

The Scotland hooker Dave Cherry has been ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a concussion in a fall on stairs at the team hotel in Valbonne, near Nice.


The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is facing a potential legal challenge after seemingly ignoring its own regulations on multi-club ownership to allow three clubs owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) to take part in the Asian Champions League.


Arsenal are reportedly bracing themselves for Juventus to try and poach Thomas Partey in January as a replacement for Paul Pogba.

A scientist who analysed a hair sample from Simona Halep disputed her ban from tennis.

Jurgen Klopp will resume his pursuit of Fluminese star Andre in January after having an approach for the 22-year-old knocked back by the Brazilian club in June.


Rob Edwards has angrily hit back at Garth Crooks and accused the BBC pundit of trying to turn Luton into a "laughing stock."

Takehiro Tomiyasu has admitted that he needs to be more confident once he returns to Arsenal following the international break.

Ibrahima Konate is back in training for Liverpool - giving manager Jurgen Klopp a solution to another defensive headache this weekend.


Jota continues to face an anxious wait over his future with Nuno Espirito Santo no closer to revealing his next steps.


St Johnstone chief Stan Harris insists he's had no choice but to dramatically slash their budget - after they posted a huge £1.5million loss.

Brendan Rodgers has told Liel Abada to learn from the mistake which has ruined his Champions League dream.

Chelsea and England defender Reece James, 23, has been earmarked by Real Madrid as a long-term replacement for Spain's Dani Carvajal, 31. James signed a six-year contract with the Blues in 2022. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle to sign Boca Juniors' highly-rated 19-year-old Valentin Barco who predominantly plays at left-back. (German Garcia Grova on X)

Arsenal and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 24, and England defender Ben White, 25, are set to commit their long-term futures to the Gunners by signing new contracts. (

Manchester United's Hannibal Mejbri is wanted by Besiktas on loan after the Turkish side recently had a permanent deal rejected for the Tunisia midfielder, 20. (Sun)

Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, needs to look at himself if he wants to salvage his career with the Red Devils after his fall-out with boss Erik ten Hag, says ex-United midfielder Gordon Strachan. (Mirror)

Former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, continues to train with West Ham but has received offers from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and MLS since leaving Nottingham Forest. (90min
Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, could still make a move to Bayern Munich despite signing a contract extension with Fulham. (Bild - in German)

Former Chelsea and Bosnia-Herzegovina keeper Asmir Begovic, 36, has labelled his old club a "mid table squad" and adds: "What has happened at Chelsea Football Club? It just beggars belief." (Byline podcast)

Liverpool have no intention of terminating Thiago Alcantara's contract to enable the Spain midfielder, 32, to secure a move to Turkey. (Football Insider)

Turkish side Trabzonspor want to sign Thiago on a three-year deal. (Tavkim)

Istanbul Basaksehir have agreed a loan deal to sign Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, 25, from Nottingham Forest. (Fabrizio Romano)

Konyaspor have reached an agreement in principle with former England winger Andros Townsend, 32, after he left Everton this summer. (Ajansspor - in Turkish)

Saudi side Al-Shabab have opened talks with former Chelsea and England defender John Terry over a coaching role. (Nicolo Schira)

Former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter is holding out for an offer from a Champions League club after being sounded out by Rangers to replace Michael Beale. (Football Insider)

Adana Demirspor are in talks over re-signing former Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 33, from Swiss club Sion. (Ajansspor - in Turkish)

Barcelona are looking at making a move for Spain forward Nico Williams next summer but Athletic Bilbao are keen to extend the 21-year-old's deal with the club. (Sport - in Spanish)

Germany attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, 29, is set to move from Paris St-Germain to Qatari side Al-Ahli in a deal thought to be worth in excess of 20m euros (£17.1m). (Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Germany)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!

Saturday's newspapers


Chelsea have spent £1bn and signed 27 players since Behdad Eghbali and Todd Boehly's takeover - now they want to buy Sporting CP.

Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has agreed to sell the club, but only after agreeing an extraordinary performance related clause, which involves remaining in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe is adamant he is immune to external criticism as he defended Newcastle United's poor start to the Premier League season.

Everton manager Sean Dyche insists the club's potential takeover from 777 Partners has not had an impact on his players as yet


Mauricio Pochettino reveals Chelsea will only have 14 or 15 players to take on Bournemouth, despite Todd Boehly spending another £400m this summer.

Erik ten Hag has been dealt another blow as Sofyan Amrabat is ruled out of Manchester United action after he was forced out of Morocco duty through injury.

Erik ten Hag is said to have no idea when Antony will return to Manchester United as he addresses domestic abuse allegations.

Everton's prospective owners are facing serious questions about the source of their funding after 777 partners agreed a deal worth more than £500m to buy the club.


Bethany England has been named the new captain of Tottenham Hotspur Women.

Mario Balotelli has cancelled his contract with Swiss side Sion and returned to Adana Demirspor of the Turkish Super Lig.

Pedro Rocha will continue in his role as interim president of the RFEF (Spanish FA) until its next set of elections, which are due next year, despite the Spain Women's squad calling for his resignation.

Xavi has revealed his new Barcelona contract will be announced soon - but he only wants a long-term deal if he continues to earn it.


Pep Guardiola has insisted Phil Foden is destined to excel in a central midfield role, despite Gareth Southgate's reservations.

The verbal abuse meted out to Harry Maguire across football was started by supporters at Manchester United, according to his former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Erik ten Hag has criticised the culture at Manchester United before he joined, but refused to be drawn on the situation regarding Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho's future at Manchester United looks bleak after Erik ten Hag admitted he does not know whether the winger will play for the club again.


Erik ten Hag has warned Jadon Sancho might never play for Manchester United again as he hints at more problems with the outcast winger.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is planning to make Portuguese giant Sporting Lisbon his second feeder club.

Man United fans are crying out for Rasmus Hojlund to lead the team out of their early season struggles.

Jurgen Klopp let rip at a journalist after being asked about Mohamed Salah's future - who was heavily linked with a summer move to the Saudi Pro League.


Chelsea's co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart have spoken out about the club's transfer strategy, with the Blues having now spent more than £1bn since a consortium led by Todd Boehly took over.

Farhad Moshiri's plans for a swift sale of Everton have come under immediate threat, with a backlash from fans and creditors of the club.

Ange Postecoglou isn't getting carried away by the honeymoon period of Tottenham's stunning start to the season, after being named Premier League manager of the month for August.

Jurgen Klopp shares his thoughts on the club's transfer business ahead of their match against Wolves. The Liverpool boss was also surprised to be asked about Mohamed Salah's future


Michael Beale has insisted he cares too much about Rangers to walk away from Ibrox, after being faced with calls to quit from the fanbase.

Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate is ready to roar back to his best after shaking off the transfer speculation of the summer.

Jota has been excluded from Al Ittihad's Saudi Pro League squad just two months after joining from Celtic, according to reports.


Jota was willing to sanction a sensational loan return to Celtic - just weeks after concluding a record £25m exit from the club this summer.

Todd Cantwell has broken his silence on his cruel injury blow, after it was revealed he will miss almost a month of action for Rangers.

Jadon Sancho is open to leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window if the England winger, 23, remains marooned at the club until the New Year. (Manchester Evening News)

Erik ten Hag will not back down over his demand for an apology, in both private and public, from Sancho for saying the United manager has not told the truth. (ESPN)

West Ham were unable to agree a deal for Hugo Ekitike during the summer transfer window but the French striker, 21, is set to quit Paris St-Germain in January. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich could revisit a move for Chelsea's English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Chelsea's co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart have defended the money spent by the club and the amount of transfer activity the Blues have conducted this summer. (Metro)

Boca Juniors are preparing to offer a new contract to Manchester City target Valentin Barco which would make the Argentine left-back, 19, one of the highest paid players at the club. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

City "came with everything" in a bid to sign Lamine Yamal this summer, before the 16-year-old winger made his breakthrough with Barcelona and Spain this season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Nice's France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, has said he didn't want to join Manchester United in the summer because he 'didn't want to make a mistake'. (L'Equipe - in French)

Everton's director of football Kevin Thelwell submitted three different player recruitment plans to their new owners but the response was so cold that it has sparked concern among senior club figures about their interest in team investment. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are not close to any deal for Bayer Leverkusen's Ecuador centre-back Piero Hincapie, 21, despite reports stating otherwise. (FootballTransfers)

Arsenal are confident of agreeing a contract extension with Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 24. (ESPN)

The Gunners also want to extend England defender Ben White's contract despite the 25-year-old still having three years to run on his current deal. (Metro)

After completing a move from Borussia Dortmund to Anderlecht, Thorgan Hazard has asked his 32-year-old brother Eden, who is still a free agent after leaving Real Madrid, to follow him in making a return to their native Belgium. (Sport - in Spanish)

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has played down the possibility of a move to the Saudi Pro League or Major League Soccer in the United States, with the 35-year-old saying he is happy at Barcelona. (AS - in Spanish)

Uefa is considering changes to the Women's Champions League, including an expansion of the tournament. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Sunday's newspapers


Sheffield United have sounded out club legend Chris Wilder about a sensational return to Bramall Lane after Saturday's defeat at Tottenham extended their winless Premier League start to five games.
Pep Guardiola pushed hard to sign Barcelona's latest wonderkid Lamine Yamal over the summer, Manchester City having "come with everything" to try and tempt the 16-year-old phenom.
Aleksandar Mitrovic says he has "no nostalgia" over his time in England, aiming a dig at Newcastle United and Fulham by claiming his move to Al Hilal meant he has "finally arrived at a top club".
Bayern Munich will make another attempt to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah in January.
Everton manager Sean Dyche insists the club's potential takeover from 777 Partners has not had an impact on his players as yet

Everton's takeover by 777 Partners is coming under fresh scrutiny after an investigation was launched over financial concerns about the firm's investment in British basketball.
The Rugby Football Union board is facing its biggest internal revolt in over a decade after more than half of their council members signed a letter outlining concerns over the leadership of chief executive Bill Sweeney and chair Tom Ilube

Reports in Spain are suggesting Barcelona could make a shock loan move for Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho in January if he is still at the club by then.
Mauricio Pochettino has told Raheem Sterling he will get the Chelsea winger back into the England squad.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to sue Juventus over £17m in unpaid wages, according to reports in Italy.
Mason Greenwood could make his debut for Getafe against Osasuna on Sunday after being included in their matchday squad for the first time.

Former Belgium manager Georges Leekens believes Eden Hazard could come back to the Premier League before heading to MLS to end his storied career.

Clubs are putting pressure on star players to follow Manchester United defender Raphael Varane into international retirement as fears over burnout increase.
Lionel Messi will not be going back on his decision to skip games played on artificial surfaces, meaning he will miss Inter Miami's clash with Atlanta United.

Manchester City have put off contract talks with Kevin De Bruyne until the Belgium midfielder is back from his long-term hamstring injury.
Jadon Sancho was spotted watching Manchester United's U18 side on Saturday after being banished from training with the first team.

Real Betis suffered two major injury blows days before their Europa League clash with Rangers during the 5-0 demolition by Barcelona. Goalkeeper Rui Silva was replaced at half-time while forward Luiz Henrique also limped off.

Barcelona are interested in a move for Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, amid his Old Trafford exile. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester City will delay holding talks about a new contract with Kevin de Bruyne, whose current deal runs to summer 2025, until the 32-year-old Belgium midfielder returns from a lengthy hamstring injury. (Star)

Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, might be sold in January with Juventus a potential destination. (Football Insider)

Sheffield United are targeting a move for former manager Chris Wilder as a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom, following defeat by Tottenham on Saturday. (Mail)

Arsenal are close to agreeing a new four-year contract with Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 24, worth more than £200,000 a week. (Football Insider)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 38, is suing former club Juventus for £17m in wages that were left pending during the Covid pandemic. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Everton are still keen to sign Leeds and Italy winger Wilfried Gnonto, 19, after failing with bids in the summer. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will battle it out to hire former Spain midfielder and current Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso as manager next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Luka Modric's first professional club Dinamo Zagreb will attempt to re-sign the Croatia midfielder, 38, from Real Madrid in January. (90min)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says the Spanish club are planning to renew Modric's contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 30, could have his Juventus contract cancelled depending on the result of an investigation into a failed doping test. (Fabrizio Romano)

Conor Gallagher is currently happy at Chelsea, although Tottenham are planning to come back in for the England midfielder, 23, in January. (Football Insider)

Everton's takeover by 777 Partners could come under threat after an investigation was launched following concerns raised about the firm's investment in British basketball. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona have not yet discussed a contract extension with former Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong, 26, with the Netherlands midfielder's current deal running to 2026. (Marca - in Spanish)

Athletic Bilbao are confident Nico Williams will sign a new deal, despite Barcelona having expressed an interest in signing the 21-year-old Spain winger, who is out of contract next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool and Manchester United are also keen on Williams. (Football Transfers)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Monday 18 September 2023 08:04, UK


Newcastle are reportedly considering a £52m swoop for West Ham's Brazilian star Lucas Paqueta in January.
Tyson Fury says he has no interest in fighting Anthony Joshua since his second defeat to Oleksandr Usyk, telling Joshua to "get to the back of the queue".

Scott McTominay has emerged as a potential target for Bayern Munich should they fail to land Joao Palhinha in January.
Peter Schmeichel slammed Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez for "trying to be a hero" in the side's humbling home defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
Phil Jones was back at Manchester United's training ground on Saturday to oversee their U18 side against Nottingham Forest - with club outcast Jadon Sancho another onlooker at the match.
Thiago Silva was left 'furious' with his Chelsea team-mates during their goalless draw at Bournemouth, while Conor Gallagher vented his annoyance at Enzo Fernandez.

Chris Wilder, the former Sheffield United manager, is under consideration for a return to the club, though sources insisted on Sunday that Paul Heckingbottom's job is currently safe.

Luis Rubiales has been forced to sell his luxury Madrid apartment to cover legal costs following his non-consensual kiss on Jenni Hermoso, and an increase in alimony to his ex-wife and children.
Brighton will make a new move for Argentinian left-back Valentin Barco ahead of the winter window.

Sergio Garcia attempted a last-ditch effort to play in the Ryder Cup by offering to pay all outstanding fines relating to joining LIV Golf, estimated to total £700,000.
RFU rebels who revolted against the leadership of Billy Sweeney and Tom Ilube do not believe the RFU can afford a new Professional Game Partnership with Premiership Rugby.

David Lloyd has said now is the "perfect time" for Andrew Flintoff to return to cricket, after the former England all-rounder worked with the England team during their ODI series against New Zealand.

Ryan Kent is said to be "regretting" his move to Fenerbahce from Rangers this summer after already being relegated to a fringe role.

Manchester United's Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, has emerged as a potential target for Bayern Munich should they fail to land Portugal's Joao Palhinha, 28, from Fulham in January. (Mirror)

It would take a "ridiculous" offer for Chelsea to consider selling reported Real Madrid target Reece James because the England right-back, 23, is under contract until 2028. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are keen on signing Newcastle United and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 23, as a replacement for 35-year-old Poland forward Robert Lewandowski. (Fichajes, via Mail)

Aston Villa have joined Liverpool and Barcelona in looking to sign Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain winger Nico Williams, who is out of contract next summer. (Diario AS - in Spanish)

Brighton will make a new move for Boca Juniors' Argentine left-back Valentin Barco, 19, before the January transfer window. (Sun)

West Ham and Crystal Palace could reignite their interest in Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg's 19-year-old attacking midfielder Oscar Gloukh, who is now a regular for Israel. (Sun)

Tottenham target Conor Gallagher could change his stance on his club future and decide to quit Chelsea if the England midfielder, 23, loses his place in the starting line-up once the team's injury problems ease. (Football Insider)

Sunderland's 17-year-old English winger Tom Watson is back on the radar of Nottingham Forest. (Sun)

Roma are considering whether to proceed with a bid to sign Spain striker Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid after holding talks with the 30-year-old's agent. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Italy striker Ciro Immobile, 33, is expected to stay with Lazio, despite receiving offers from Saudi clubs Al-Shabab and Al-Wehda. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Former Germany coach Joachim Low is among the leading candidates to replace fellow German Stefan Kuntz as Turkey coach. (DHA - in Turkish)

Turkey's football federation has opened talks with former Italy striker Vincenzo Montella, who ended a two-year spell in charge of Turkish side Adana Demirspor in June, about succeeding Kuntz. (Nicolo Schira)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Tuesday 19 September 2023 07:41, UK


Chelsea are among the clubs keeping an eye on Aaron Ramsdale's situation at Arsenal after his place in Mikel Arteta's first XI against Everton went to summer signing from Brentford David Raya.
Manchester United staff have expressed concerns about the increasing influence of Erik ten Hag's agent Kees Vos in transfer activity at Old Trafford.
Michail Antonio has claimed Mohamed Salah was keen to leave Liverpool this summer for Saudi Arabia but was "locked up" by the Reds and told he was going nowhere.
Cristiano Ronaldo received a crazy welcome in Iran when his Al-Nassr side arrived for their Asian Champions League clash with Persepolis.

Four Manchester United stars were involved in bust-ups after Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Brighton with captain Bruno Fernandes confronting Scott McTominay and defensive partners Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof also losing it with each other.
David De Gea could be nearing a return to LaLiga with reports in Spain suggesting Real Betis are ready to sign the unemployed former Manchester United goalkeeper.
Thomas Tuchel will not be on the bench when Bayern Munich face Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday because of a ban carried over from last season.
Arsenal are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund teenager Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, whose progression in the Bundesliga has been compared to Jude Bellingham.
Mesut Ozil is being lined up to take on a boardroom role as general manager of the Turkish national team according to reports in Germany.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has revealed he doesn't keep any of his trophies as he is "preparing for death".

England will have to play qualifying matches for Euro 2028 even if they are the main host for the tournament under a plan being considered by UEFA, which is only planning on offering two automatic spots for the five co-hosts if they fail to come through their respective groups.
Everton's prospective new owners 777 Partners will have to pay back £140m provided by two lenders for the club's new stadium should their deal to buy out Farhad Moshiri proceed.
Pep Guardiola was at pains to point out that Manchester City's long-awaited Champions League success on that giddy evening in Istanbul in June was actually "nothing special" in the context of the history of the competition.

Wales' national advisor on sexual violence has alleged she was sexually harassed during Cardiff City's Championship win over Swansea City on Saturday night.
A pay dispute between the England team and management could overshadow next month's Cricket World Cup bid after protracted talks stalled on new central contracts, with officials braced for players to turn down new multi-year deals.
Most of Spain's women's national team players say they are seeking legal advice, after being called up to their latest squad despite telling their football federation [RFEF] they would not play for Spain until the RFEF makes widespread reforms for women.

Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom is likely to face an FA reprimand after describing referee Peter Bankes as "bonkers" and "appalling". The Blades gaffer raged at the match officials after his team lost 2-1 at Spurs having led seven minutes into a dozen added on.
Harry Kane admits Manchester United are going through a "difficult moment" but still expects a tough challenge when he faces them on Wednesday.
Jose Mourinho has fired digs towards former clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan by claiming that Romelu Lukaku is "loved and wanted."

Celtic coach Darren O'Dea is in the frame to take over from Billy Dodds as manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Former Rangers star Nacho Novo is taking his first steps into management after being named assistant boss of United States League One club Lexington SC who are nicknamed "the boys in green!"

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are keeping an eye on Aaron Ramsdale, 25, after the England and Arsenal goalkeeper was dropped for the Gunners' match against Everton on Sunday. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are preparing a bid for Bayern Munich and Germany forward Serge Gnabry with the club ready to offer around £52m for the 28-year-old. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay centre-back Jose Maria Gimenez, 28, is also of interest to Manchester United. (FourFourTwo)

Newcastle are considering making a £52m bid for West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta. The 26-year-old was linked with Manchester City in the summer but the move collapsed following an investigation into alleged betting breaches by the Brazilian. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United staff have expressed concerns about the growing involvement of manager Erik ten Hag's agent Kees Vos in the club's transfer activity. (Daily Mail)

The home nations and Republic of Ireland will have to play qualifying matches for Euro 2028 even if they are tournament hosts, under a plan being considered by Uefa. (Times - subscription required)

Everton's prospective new owners 777 Partners would have to pay back £140m in loans provided by two other lenders for the club's new stadium if their takeover of the Toffees goes through. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham have opened talks with 33-year-old Jamaica striker Michail Antonio over a new contract. (Football Insider)

England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is close to agreeing a new deal with Liverpool despite interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid in the 24-year-old. (90min)

Manchester City's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, will cost his next club just £50m thanks to his new contract including a release clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, is wanted by Real Betis after leaving Manchester United. (Fichajes, via Sun)

French defender Giulian Biancone, 23, has completed a permanent move from Nottingham Forest to Olympiacos. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool Montevideo's Fabricio Diaz, 20, is moving to Qatar club Al Gharafa with the Uruguay midfielder having attracted interest from Brighton and Barcelona. (Fabrizio Romano)

German midfielder Julian Draxler, 29, has joined Qatari side Al Ahli SC from Paris St-Germain on a permanent deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea's 19-year-old English defender Alfie Gilchrist has extended his contract by a further year until June 2025. (Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Wednesday 20 September 2023 10:17, UK


Daniel Levy has revealed the deal that sent Harry Kane from Tottenham to Bayern Munich includes a clause allowing the North London club to buy back the England captain.
Aston Villa have opened talks with defender Ezri Konsa over a new contract as a reward for his fine form this season which has left former boss Dean Smith wondering why he is not playing for England.
Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah's personal trainer Ed Hodge appeared to blame the club's medical staff for their injury crisis in a series of messages on X/Twitter which have since been deleted.
Bayern Munich's Harry Kane hails Tottenham's strong Premier League start and says he'll always keep an eye on his former side
Manchester United are set to tie down one of their brightest talents - striker Joe Hugill - to a new long-term contract but he could head out on loan in January, most likely to a Championship club.
A new documentary about David Beckham will include confirmation that he "went at" Sir Alex Ferguson after the well-documented dressing room boot-kicking incident that left the England star needing a stitch in a wound above his eye.
Manchester United have fired five members of their academy coaching staff as part of a wider restructure to enhance their recruitment network.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the decision to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United "turned out wrong", adding that "certain egos came out" when results took a downturn.
The former United boss has also revealed that some of his players turned down the chance to captain the side, while others refused to train or play in an effort to force an exit.

Chelsea legend John Terry is part of a group among those exploring the prospect of buying a stake in the club with controlling co-owner Todd Boehly open to fresh investment.
Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold held a "no holds barred" meeting with staff who were unhappy over the club's handling of a number of issues this season, including those involving suspended winger Antony.
The next Premier League rights deal could include games being played on Sunday nights and also see WSL games being moved so they can be televised in the blacked out Saturday 3pm slot.
West Brom have ramped up their search for new ownership to avoid having to go through a fire sale of players in January.
QPR are set to make a big free agent splash by signing US defender Reggie Cannon, who left Portuguese club Boavista over unpaid wages.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has ordered every English cricketer to undergo diversity training at a cost of £5m.

Michael Olise's return to the Crystal Palace first team has been significantly delayed after he suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Manchester United are one of the teams interested in Royal Antwerp youngster Arthur Vermeeren, who has been compared to Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta by the club's sporting director Marc Overmars.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag says Danny Welbeck's goal gave Brighton the momentum they needed to win 3-1 at Old Trafford

Chelsea could find out this week whether their plans to renovate Stamford Bridge will be able to go ahead following more than two months of talks with local residents.

The Cyprus Football Association has suspended top-flight games in the country amid a strike by referees after an apparent arson attack on a car belonging to the mother of an official.

Jurgen Klopp has again reiterated that he sees his future at Liverpool having been linked with the Germany job.
Sir Alex Ferguson disagrees with David Beckham on how worldwide fame eventually changed the former Manchester United superstar.
Bayern Munich are also monitoring Aaron Ramsdale's position at Arsenal as they look for a long-term replacement for veteran Germany 'keeper Manuel Neuer.
Ravel Morrison, Antonio Valencia and John O'Shea are among the players chipping in £5 per game to rent a pitch in Manchester and play in games arranged in a WhatsApp group containing 66 present and former footballers.

Michail Antonio has sensationally backed West Ham to finish above Liverpool this season to add fuel to the fire ahead of their clash at Anfield on Sunday.

Celtic are reported to be interested in Serbia winger Nemanja Jovic, who remains a free agent after leaving Partizan Belgrade.

Crocked Rangers striker Danilo revealed he hopes to be back playing "in a few weeks" as he continues to update fans following his weekend injury.

Bayern Munich and England striker Harry Kane, 30, would have waited until next summer to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer from Tottenham if he had been given assurances over a move to Old Trafford. (Mail)

Real Madrid had put in a £60m bid for Kane before the England captain moved to Bayern Munich this summer while Paris St-Germain also made an approach. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank says he would consider selling England striker Ivan Toney, 27, in January if the price was right. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all interested in Toney with Brentford willing to let the player leave for a fee of £60m. (Mirror)

Arsenal sent scouts to Reading's EFL Trophy match against Exeter on Tuesday with the Gunners interested in 18-year-old English forward Caylan Vickers and 18-year-old New Zealand defender Tyler Bindon. (Express)

Arsenal are also interested in 19-year-old English forward Jamie Bynoe-Gittens at Borussia Dortmund. (Fichajes via Daily Star)

Boca Juniors are hopeful of agreeing a new contract with Argentine defender Valentin Barco, 19, despite interest from Brighton. (90min)

Aston Villa are in talks to give English defender Ezri Konsa, 25, a new contract. (Mail)

Barcelona have shown interest in Royal Antwerp midfielder Arthur Vermeeren with the 18-year-old Belgian tipped to be the next Sergio Busquets. (90min)

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold held a Zoom meeting with staff at the club to address unhappiness over a variety of issues this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

United had a £50m bid for 18-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson turned down by Brighton in the summer. (ESPN)

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is not looking to leave the club after the England international, 25, was dropped from the the team last week. (90min)

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are monitoring Ramsdale's situation. (Mirror)

AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale met with former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 41, over a potential boardroom role for the retired ex-Sweden forward. (Football Italia)

Former Chelsea captain John Terry, 42, is part of a group interested in buying a 10% stake in the club with co-controlling owner Todd Boehly open to new investment. (Telegraph - subscription required)

West Ham forward Michail Antonio, 33, is keen to stay at the London Stadium and wants to sign a new contract with the club. (Football Insider)

La Liga sides Real Betis and Valencia are both interested in signing Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, who is still a free agent after he was released by Manchester United in the summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann will terminate an agreement with the Bundesliga club which will see him give up £17m in order to take charge of the German national team. (Bild - in German)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 21 September 2023 07:56, UK


Tottenham do not have a straight-forward buy-back clause for Harry Kane amid doubt over whether he would even consider returning while Daniel Levy remains at the club.
A number of Premier League owners are set to voice concerns about Everton's proposed sale to 777 Partners at the clubs' first summit meeting of the season on Thursday.
Chelsea are looking to cut their annual wage bill by around £80m, one of Clearlake's co-founders has revealed, with the club also on the verge of significant investment from US firm Ares Management.
Erik ten Hag's agent Kees Vos is in advanced negotiations about signing Manchester United midfield player Sofyan Amrabat to his Sports Entertainment Group agency.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is targeting a return to action for Liverpool in this weekend's Premier League game against West Ham.
Free agent Jesse Lingard has been pictured training with West Ham ahead of their Europa League clash against Backa Topola as the England international looks to earn a short-term contract with the Hammers.

The Glazers could be forced to lower their asking price for Manchester United after their tricky start to the Premier League season.

The English FA has been criticised for making a disabled candidate feel they "weren't being taken seriously" before taking the new agents' exam.
Reacting to Man Utd’s 4-3 defeat to Bayern, Sam Wallace feels that there is a real vulnerability in Manchester United’s defence, while Miguel Delaney believes Erik ten Hag may have lost a connection with his players
Wrexham's new Kop stand will not be open for the start of next season due to a series of hold-ups.
The parent company of betting firm Mr Q - Watford's front-of-shirt sponsor - must pay £690,947 after being found by the UK Gambling Commission to have failed to protect individuals, including children, from being exploited by gambling and not meeting standards relating to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
Sky Sports News' Vinny O'Connor explains what happens next in the process of the takeover of Everton after a deal was agreed with 777 Partners
Wearable lower-limb tracking systems will be allowed to be used in official matches for the first time after being awarded certification by FIFA.
UEFA has been criticised for allowing Red Star Belgrade's sponsor Gazprom to return to the Champions League.

Chelsea are charging £1,780 for one of their matchday packages at Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League and EFL could shake hands within weeks on football's £130m-a-year New Deal, despite Championship clubs' anger over new cost controls.
The Football Association's exams for around 700 aspiring football agents descended into chaos on Wednesday after the internet connection at Birmingham's NEC went down and some candidates were unable to complete the FIFA-mandated test in the hour allotted.

Manchester United chief John Murtough was left red-faced in the summer after his side reportedly saw a bid 'laughed off' for Brighton star Evan Ferguson, per new reports.
Arsenal scouts will be in Belgium on Thursday to keep a close eye on Antonio Nusa as Club Brugge face Besiktas in the Europa Conference League.

Manchester United's poor start to the Premier League season is having a negative impact on the takeover process, with bidders even less likely to meet the owners' inflated asking price of more than £5bn.

An investigation has been launched into the alleged use of racially offensive language by the Sussex seam bowler Ari Karvelas during a County Championship match against Leicestershire last week.
Rafael Nadal has revealed his wish to play doubles with Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris Olympics after admitting that he is now unsure about retiring from tennis next year.
Counties are considering the possibility of playing short-form cricket under the names of their local football and rugby clubs as they prepare to vote on the future of the Hundred.

Aaron Ramsey has claimed he could have done more for Rangers in the Europa League final.

Former Celtic standout Jota is reportedly seeking talks to potentially terminate his Al Ittihad contract on full pay as his Saudi nightmare shows no signs of ending.

Borussia Dortmund have no interest in re-signing Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23. (Bild - in German)

United's start to the Premier League season has done little to convince prospective buyers Sir Jim Ratcliffe or Sheikh Jassim to close the gap in their valuations and the Glazers' asking price for the club. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are keen on signing Real Madrid and Brazil winger Rodrygo, 22, if Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, leaves the club in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Fulham and Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, has no release clause in his new contract, allowing the Cottagers to demand a higher fee if Bayern Munich bid again after a deadline-day move fell through. (Football Insider)

Tottenham's buy-back clause for striker Harry Kane is believed to just give them first refusal if the England captain, 30, was to return to the Premier League, rather than setting a transfer fee. (Daily Mail)

Any return to Spurs is likely to rest on whether Kane thinks he can work with chairman Daniel Levy again. (Telegraph)

Spurs are ready to offer South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 31, a new deal to extend his stay in north London past 2025. (90min)

Chelsea are set to receive a £400m cash injection from US-based investment firm Ares Management towards their new stadium and other projects. (Telegraph)

The investment will also help the Blues turn into a multi-club organisation and reduce the wage bill at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Manchester City could land Boca Juniors and Argentina left-back Valentin Barco, 19, for a fee of around £15million in January. (Football Insider)

City are also set to sign England Under-17 midfielder Divine Mukasa, 16, from West Ham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City turned down loan offers for 20-year-old Norwegian forward Oscar Bobb from Ajax and Porto. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain's Hugo Ekitike, 21, is prepared to fight for his future at the French champions, but the France forward is aware of interest from Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace, Brentford, Everton, West Ham United and Wolves. (90min)

Huddersfield Town are set to appoint former Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore, 49, as their new manager after they parted ways with Neil Warnock. (Sun)

Former Italy striker Vincenzo Montella, 49, is set to be appointed Turkey head coach. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are set to reward 19-year-old England forward Joe Hugill with a new contract after an impressive pre-season. (Manchester Evening News)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
There's only one United!
Thursday 21 September 2023 23:57, UK


Manchester United are ready to sell Jadon Sancho to the highest bidder in the January transfer window after Erik ten Hag decided to cut his losses.
Steven Gerrard has admitted that he would have stayed at Liverpool had he known Jurgen Klopp was on the way.

Harry Arter is determined to see out his contract at Nottingham Forest after failing to come to an agreement to end his stay at the City Ground.
Tottenham chief scout Leonardo Gabbanini has left ahead of further structural changes at the north London club.
Burnley star Anass Zaroury is backing an aid effort to help Moroccans in the wake of this month's devastating earthquake in the country.

Crystal Palace are expected to open initial talks with Eberechi Eze over a new contract.
Stuart Dallas returned to Leeds United training on Thursday after almost 18 months out with a serious knee injury.
The Premier League's crackdown on time-wasting this season has stretched the playing time of the average match by almost 12 minutes, resulting in more action, more cards and more goals.
FIFA is at the centre of escalating tensions with the Kroenke family, the owners of Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium, over the terms of the agreement to be a host venue at the 2026 men's World Cup.
Sweden captain Kosovare Asllani says her side are planning a joint show of support with the Spain Women's team in their meeting on Friday as Spain prepare for their first match since Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso after the World Cup final.
Scott Munn officially started work as Tottenham Hotspur's new chief football officer on Thursday.

Europe's Ryder Cup players have been practising with their team-mates' golf balls in an attempt to avoid the last-minute pairings reshuffle that affected the build-up in 2021.

Tottenham Hotspur will spare themselves another summer of uncertainty over their star player by triggering an option to extend the contract of Heung-min Son.
Roc Nation Sports has parted company with Romelu Lukaku in what represents another blow for the Chelsea striker, who is on loan at Roma.
James Anderson's international career looks set to continue into a 23rd year after he was offered a new deal in a batch of central contracts that includes around 20 multi-year deals.
Andrew Gale has been appointed head of Cricket Tasmania's male performance pathway, two years after he was sacked as Yorkshire coach following allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq.

The Premier League is confident of finally agreeing a deal to increase financial redistribution to the English Football League after a meeting between executives of the leagues and club officials this week.

David Raya insists he always backed himself to become Arsenal No 1, but says he and Aaron Ramsdale are in the dark over who will start the north London derby.
Marco Silva admitted he "cannot control" where Joao Palhinha's long-term future lies, amid reports that Bayern Munich will continue their pursuit of the player in the January transfer window.

Winger Nemanja Jovic is reportedly on Celtic's radar as he weighs up his next move - and the Scottish champions may already have their answer after the player's agent broke his silence.

Aberdeen hit out at a "small minority" of their own fans after missiles including a lit flare were thrown at Eintracht Frankfurt fans during the Europa League clash in Germany.

Crystal Palace are expected to open initial talks about a new contract with 25-year-old England winger Eberechi Eze, whose current deal runs until 2025. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United are willing to sell England winger Jadon Sancho, who they bought for £73m from Borussia Dortmund, in a cut-price deal in January. (Star)

Tottenham are to trigger an option in 31-year-old South Korea forward Son Heung-min's contract which will extend his deal by a further year until 2026. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich will compete with Real Madrid to sign Chelsea captain and England full-back Reece James next year. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah is set to leave the club in January, with the 24-year-old English defender keen on a move to Bayern Munich after rejecting Nottingham Forest. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona boss Xavi has agreed a one-year contract extension until 2025 in a deal which has the option to be extended by a further 12 months. (ESPN)

Juventus have joined Liverpool, Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich and Tottenham in the race to sign 22-year-old France midfielder Khephren Thuram from Nice. (90min)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in Norway and Club Bruges winger Antonio Nusa, with the 18-year-old valued at around £30m. (Express)

Manchester United players are still angry at the treatment of former goalkeeper keeper David de Gea, after the Spaniard, 32, was allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer. (Sun)

Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, 36, is close to reaching an agreement to become the new Germany manager. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool are ready to contact the representatives of Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Cameroonian defender Joel Matip, who are both 32, to discuss new deals. Both players are out of contract next summer. (Caught Offside)

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku split from representatives Roc Nation shortly after the 30-year-old moved to Roma on loan from Chelsea this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

A number of Premier League sides, including Wolves, Everton and Nottingham Forest are ready to make a move for Michail Antonio if the 33-year-old Jamaica striker fails to agree a new deal with West Ham. (Football Insider)

Fulham manager Marco Silva admits he "cannot control" where Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha's future lies, amid reports that Bayern Munich will pursue a deal for the 28-year-old in January. (Standard)

Tottenham have parted company with chief scout Leonardo Gabbanini prior to the club's anticipated appointment of a new sporting director. (Guardian)

Barcelona will prioritise a contract extension for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, despite the 26-year-old's current deal not expiring until 2026. (Sport)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club's financial recovery will be complete "sooner than expected". (90min)


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David De Gea could retire from football if he does not receive a suitable offer.
ESPN'S Mark Ogden and chief football writer for The Daily Mirror John Cross have their say on speculation that former Manchester United goalkeeper and current free agent David De Gea will retire at just 32

Martin Odegaard could have joined Tottenham as a teenager but for a call from Zinedine Zidane, which helped seal a move to Real Madrid.

A group of first-team stars at Manchester United allegedly disagree with Erik ten Hag's decision to exile Jadon Sancho.
Tottenham look like the real deal without Harry Kane and can have a real crack at Arsenal and cause them problems, writes Troy Deeney.
Jesse Lingard is heading to Saudi Arabia to spend a month training with Steven Gerrard's club Al-Ettifaq.
Tyson Fury's wife Paris says he could play himself in a move about his life, if only he could get over his issue of getting bored while practising lines.

Former Liverpool and Derby County defender Andre Wisdom has dropped into the sixth tier of English football to sign for Warrington Town.
Folarin Balogun's full debut for Monaco turned into a nightmare as the former Arsenal striker missed two penalties in a 1-0 defeat against Nice.
Sean Dyche has revealed Everton will try to renegotiate their deal for Dele as they will owe Spurs £10m when the injured midfielder reaches 20 appearances.
Critics have slammed the £20m compensation payout reportedly awarded to billionaire-owned Aston Villa after HS2 officials decided the new line should pass through a corner of the club's Bodymoor Heath training complex.

Jurgen Klopp is understood to have rejected an offer to take over as Germany head coach following the dismissal of Hansi Flick.
Andrew Flintoff will remain part of England's white-ball setup for the series against Ireland after praise from players during his return from severe facial injuries against New Zealand.

Trevoh Chalobah is expected to leave Chelsea this season, having come close to departing the club during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned striker Nicolas Jackson about his ill-discipline after the summer signing was booked in four of his first five matches.
Moises Caicedo's agent has confirmed the Chelsea midfielder turned down the offer to even open negotiations over a move to Liverpool during the summer window.
Former Juventus and Barcelona star Arturo Vidal savaged Newcastle United's performance against AC Milan in midweek as "disgusting" and says they only qualified for the Champions League because "they know how to run."

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard says he has found his "home" at the Gunners after signing a new five-year contract.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says midfielder Martin Odegaard has earned his new contract and hails the Norwegian for his unconventional route to the top

Former Celtic hero Jota has reportedly seen a request for talks with Al Ittihad over releasing him from his contract rejected.
Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson was left disappointed with the performance of Jose Cifuentes against Real Betis and reckons he has to move up the gears.

Jamie McAllister could rival Darren O'Dea for the vacant Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager's job.

Spanish keeper David de Gea, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United in the summer, might retire if the 32-year-old does not receive an offer to be the number one at a major club. (Guardian)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 38, has been attempting to persuade former Manchester United team-mate De Gea to join him at Al-Nassr but the Spaniard would prefer to stay in Europe. (90min)

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard, 24, could have joined Tottenham as a teenager before the Norwegian midfielder was persuaded to join Real Madrid by France legend Zinedine Zidane. (Mirror)

Ex-England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, is to train with Al-Ettifaq and, having been released by Nottingham Forest in June, could join the Saudi Arabian club on a free transfer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona believe Atletico Madrid will want 80m euros (£69.6m) to turn 23-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix's loan at the Nou Camp club into a permanent switch, while Manchester City will want 25m euros (£21.7m) to do the same for defender and compatriot Joao Cancelo, 29. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejected an approach to become Germany's new manager before they turned to Julian Nagelsmann to lead them at Euro 2024. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The agent of Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo says the 21-year-old only wanted to join Chelsea in the summer, despite Liverpool making a £111m offer to sign him from Brighton, as the Blues had been interested in bringing him in since January. (Sport Italia - in Italian)

Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of first-team football at Bayern Munich this season. (Bild, via Mail)

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie's chances of a contract renewal at the club depend on the 25-year-old American impressing manager Massimiliano Allegri. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Newcastle United are among a number of clubs keeping tabs on Southampton's 20-year-old Argentine midfielder Carlos Alcaraz. (Talksport)

AC Milan's 15-year-old Italian forward Francesco Camarda has caught the eye of Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund for his goalscoring feats at youth level. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 27, in January even though the Argentine has been given a second chance by Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are looking to tie promising midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 20, down to a new contract with his current deal expiring next year. (90min)