Press Gossip - 2023


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 29 October 2023 07:53, UK


Arsenal and Manchester United are set to battle it out to sign wonderkid Dino Klapija, according to reports.
Mauricio Pochettino could be heard telling a Chelsea fan to "support the team" after Nicolas Jackson came in for criticism from the stands.
West Ham are reportedly ready to offer £35m to Juventus for Manuel Locatelli.
Arsenal are in the chase for Crystal Palace's England defender Marc Guehi - but the bidding war will not start until the summer.
Jesse Lingard has reportedly left Al Ettifaq following the end of his month-long trial.
DJ Sturridge is hoping to follow in some famous family footsteps by clinching a deal with Championship strugglers Huddersfield.
Tyson Fury has refused to confirm whether his slated fight with Oleksandr Usyk will go ahead in December.

Arsene Wenger has told Aaron Ramsdale to "not give up" after being left baffled by Mikel Arteta's decision to rotate his goalkeepers.
Michael Owen believes Xabi Alonso could be an ideal successor to Jurgen Klopp with the German having a big role to play in a potential move.
Dimitar Berbatov believes Marcus Rashford needs to take matters into his own hands to revive his uninspiring form having scored just one goal in 12 matches for Manchester United this season
Victor Osimhen has played down suggestions that he wants to leave Napoli amid reported transfer interest from Liverpool.
Manchester City want to make a profit on Kalvin Phillips - despite the England midfielder starting just five games in his 15 months at the Etihad.

Jay Rodriguez's disallowed goal against Bournemouth came after the longest VAR check in history as it took officials five minutes to decide his fate.
LaLiga are investigating allegations of racial abuse directed at Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr during Saturday's El Clasico.
Joe Cole said Chelsea look "apprehensive" when they play at home after their 2-0 loss against Brentford at Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle are reportedly considering a loan move for Ruben Neves to bolster their midfield options following confirmation of Sandro Tonali's 10-month ban from football.
Tyson Fury has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as the "greatest footballer that has ever lived" at a Champions Gala in Riyadh.

Neil Warnock wants to make a return to Queens Park Rangers and is expected to replace Gareth Ainsworth.

Real Madrid star Toni Kroos is being offered to the Premier League elite.
Premier League fans were left ranting and raving at VAR during Bournemouth's controversial victory over relegation rivals Burnley.

Former Rangers star Antonio Colak has lifted the lid on how his dream move to Ibrox came to a sudden and underwhelming end.
Luis Palma's former boss in Greece and ex-assistant manager to Diego Simeone reckons Atletico Madrid will try and buy the Celtic star if he scores against them in the Champions League again.

Stephen Robinson watched Mikael Mandron destroy St Johnstone with a deadly double then warned the hitman he is still not guaranteed to start against Celtic on Wednesday.
Steven MacLean ripped into his St Johnstone flops and accused some of "chucking it" - warning they will be lucky to play for him again after being thumped 4-0 by St Mirren.

Manchester City have set an asking price of £50m for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, and are determined to make a profit on the 27-year-old after paying Leeds United £42m in 2022. (Mirror)

Clubs from Saudi Arabia plan to offer Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 32, a significant salary package in 2024. (Football Insider)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen on Real Sociedad's Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 24, while Real Madrid and France international Aurelien Tchouameni, 23, is also of interest. (Mirror)

Tottenham are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach's 26-year-old Japan defender Ko Itakura. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Al-Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, "dreams'" of securing a January move to Newcastle United, who will target the Portugal international following confirmation of Sandro Tonali's 10-month ban. (O Jogo, via Sporting Witness)

Newcastle will replace Tonali with a midfield loan signing in January, with Fulham's 28-year-old Portugal international Joao Palhinha, Everton and Belgium 22-year-old Amadou Onana, and Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, among the players being considered. (Football Insider)

Manchester City and Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Bayern Munich's 20-year-old Germany forward Jamal Musiala, who will push for a January move if he does not get enough game time. (Football Insider)

City also remain interested in Paris Saint-Germain's 17-year-old French midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery. (Sport Zone, via TeamTalk)

Arsenal's January transfer plans could depend on the severity of the injury sustained by Wolves' 23-year-old Portugal forward Pedro Neto in his side's draw with Newcastle on Saturday. (Football.London)

The Gunners will consider recalling Brazilian winger Marquinhos, 20, from his loan spell with Nantes in January. (Mirror)

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, has played down suggestions that he intends to leave Napoli amid reported interest from Liverpool. (Mirror)

Neil Warnock could return for a third spell at QPR after the club sacked manager Gareth Ainsworth, while former Luton Town and Southampton manager Nathan Jones is also keen on the position. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Andrea Pirlo is under mounting pressure following another defeat for his Sampdoria side in Serie B, with former manager Marco Giampaolo being considered as his replacement. (Calciomercato - in Italian


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Roma are considering offering England striker Tammy Abraham, 26, to former club Chelsea in a swap deal for the Blues' Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 30, who is on loan at the Italian club. (Mirror)

Real Madrid plan to sign both France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, from Paris St-Germain and Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23. The Spanish club intend to sign the former when his contract expires next summer and the latter via a release clause. (El Chiringuito, via 90 min)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are all interested in signing Crystal Palace and England defender Marc Guehi, 23. (Goal)

Chelsea will target a centre-back and striker in the January transfer window. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are prepared to sell England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale next summer after changing their minds over the 24-year-old's future. (Football Insider)

Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre Trindade says he rejected a move away in the summer, amid interest from Liverpool and Arsenal, to help his side win the Copa Libertadores. (90min)

Liverpool are considering a move for Bayern Munich's 20-year-old Germany forward Jamal Musiala, who is unhappy with his playing time and sees the Premier League as an attractive destination. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are preparing to open contract talks with Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, who is admired by Arsenal. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are interested in 23-year-old France and Nice centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 27, but are not willing to pay the £61m asking price. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Former Manchester United and England forward Jesse Lingard is searching for a new club because Steven Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq do not have room for him in their squad. (Star)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 31 October 2023 08:10, UK


A Premier League investigation into secret transfer-related payments made by Chelsea during the Roman Abramovich era will include the scrutiny of financial transactions around the signings of Willian and Samuel Eto'o.
Erik ten Hag has claimed that Manchester United are incapable of playing like his successful Ajax team because the players in his squad are more accustomed to long-ball football.
Peter Smith and Richard Morgan discuss whether Mohamed Salah is better now than ever before.

Marcus Rashford partied in a nightclub after Manchester United's emphatic derby defeat - just hours before he was due to report for training on Monday morning.
Chelsea fans have been prevented from displaying a banner that features the Star of David, with the club and the Premier League at odds over who is to blame for the decision that has been branded anti-Semitic.
A grass-roots football club is facing claims that at least one of its junior players was stopped from taking the field because the members of the opposing team were Jewish.
New QPR head coach Marti Cifuentes says his football style is dictated by the environment, culture and history of the club.

Real Madrid are ready to do business with Chelsea over a permanent deal for Kepa Arrizabalaga less than three months into his loan.
Tyson Fury stuck up his middle finger after arriving back in the UK following his win over Francis Ngannou.
Tyson Fury could be forced into fighting Oleksandr Usyk on December 23 despite being left battered by Francis Ngannou.
Fuming Erik ten Hag ordered Man Utd flops to sit in silence and listen to Man City's celebrations after derby mauling
Argentina's Lionel Messi won his eighth Ballon d'Or after captaining his country to World Cup glory.

Erik ten Hag retains the full backing of Manchester United's board despite their dismal start to the season, according to reports.
Chelsea are laying on free coaches for supporters for the club's Christmas Eve trip to Wolves to help ease their travel concerns.
Pedro Martinez Losa says it's fantastic that Erin Cuthbert is available to play against their tough opponents Netherlands in the Women's Nations League.
Danny Drinkwater has revealed his arrest for drink-driving in 2019 was a wake-up call as he opened up on his boozing and partying during his ill-fated spell at Chelsea.
Carabao Cup set to switch to one-legged semi-finals next season for the first time... with clubs told of move as part of new £900m funding package from the Premier League

Former Premier League flop Tomas Brolin quit football at just 28 to sell vacuum cleaners just a couple of years after almost winning the Ballon d'Or.

European football expert Kevin Hatchard says Jude Bellingham is a standard setter with an elite mentality who thrives in a leadership position.
Neil Lennon has revealed he would consider taking over St Johnstone as their new manager.
Livingston boss David Martindale refused to be drawn on reports linking him with the managerial vacancy at St Johnstone.
Lewis Ferguson has set Serie A alight since moving to Bologna from Aberdeen last summer - so much so, some of the biggest names in European football are said to be suitors for the Scotland international.
Brendan Rodgers is planning a major January clear-out at Celtic - to free up space for potential signings.

Barry Ferguson anticipates that new Rangers manager Philippe Clement will be backed this January - and he should be looking close to home for one of his first signings.
Alistair Johnston joined in Celtic training ahead of their clash with St Mirren as he appears to be over his concussion scare.
Diego Simeone admits Atletico Madrid are finding it difficult amid a relentless run of games - but momentum is keeping them smiling ahead of their Celtic rematch.
Brendan Rodgers is in no hurry to send James Forrest to the Celtic scrap heap - because the Hoops ace is the one man in his squad who can give speed merchant Daizen Maeda a run for his money.

Real Madrid will not pay more than £17.5m for 26-year-old on-loan Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who cost Chelsea a record £72m five years ago. (Sun)

Juventus could use the wages saved on 30-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who faces a lengthy ban over a failed drugs test, to sign Arsenal's 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey on loan in January. (Mirror)

Saudi Pro League officials want Manchester City's 32-year-old Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who would cost about £50m, to join the league. (Football Insider)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has added Real Sociedad's 24-year-old Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi and Real Madrid's France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 23, to his list of transfer targets. (Calciomercato - in Spanish)

Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre would be open to a January transfer, with Liverpool still interested despite having a previous bid rejected. (Mirror)

Liverpool will not sell Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, in January regardless of any offers from the Saudi Pro League. (Football Insider)

England forward Marcus Rashford, 26, may have upset Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag by going to a nightclub after Sunday's derby defeat by Manchester City. (Mail)

Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz. (Express)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is interested in Athletic Bilbao's 26-year-old Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Napoli are open to negotiating a new contract with 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, who has been linked with Liverpool.(Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea and England defender Trevor Chalobah, 24, has been offered a move to Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)

English forward Divin Mubama, 19, has turned down a contract extension at West Ham with one year left on his current deal. (Athletic - subscription)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 31 October 2023 23:37, UK


Manchester United would need to cough up more than £15m to sack Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United are set to trigger the 12-month extension in Aaron Wan-Bissaka's contract as negotiations over a new long-term deal stall.
David Moyes hopes West Ham fans give "impeccable" Declan Rice the welcome he deserves.

John Terry has revealed he was rejected by Newcastle and two League One clubs after leaving Aston Villa.
Eddie Howe has been tipped to succeed Gareth Southgate as England manager by former Three Lions striker Peter Crouch.

The Independent's Miguel Delaney discusses Saudi Arabia's World Cup bid and how exactly they have all but secured the 2034 hosting spot.
Footballers could drop out of the Saudi World Cup over workload issues, the head of the PFA has warned.
David Gold's daughter Vanessa has announced that she would consider selling part of her 25 per cent shares in the club if the right offer came along.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has been hit with a fresh injury blow after revealing defender Sven Botman could join his list of 'longer term' absentees.
Tanguy Ndombele had a furious late-night bust-up with Galatasaray boss Okan Buruk after the on-loan Spurs midfielder ordered a burger at the team hotel following their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, according to reports in Turkey.

Wolves are set to avoid future punishment by the Premier League after their remarkable £140m summer sale of players.

Maheta Molango's annual salary as the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has risen by a staggering 30 per cent, with the union linking the increase - to £650,000 - to the cost of living crisis.
A stake of up to 10 per cent in West Ham United has been put up for sale by Vanessa Gold, the daughter of the club's late joint-chairman David Gold, and has drawn interest from international investors. Club insiders believe the opportunity may attract an offer from Qatar after Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani's failed bid to buy Manchester United.

Warren Gatland has decided not to continue as head coach of the British and Irish Lions, and recommended Andy Farrell as his successor.

Rangers are running the rule over a Manchester United youngster who once scored a stunning David Beckham-style goal from his own half. Adam Berry, 17, is a winger/attacking midfielder who has been called up to England under-16s and under-17s squad in the past.
Rangers defender Borna Barisic has been axed by Croatia after their disastrous Euro 2024 qualifying slump.

Brendan Rodgers has been told one element of his Celtic squad clearout can be solved by moving for Hearts forward Lawrence Shankland.
Stephen Welsh has given Celtic a boost by returning to training.

Brentford are willing to sell 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney for £80m in January. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are considering a move for Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah, who has been told he is not part of manager Mauricio Pochettino's plans. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool are monitoring Ajax's 20-year-old Netherlands defender Devyne Rensch but could face competition from Arsenal.(Football Insider)

Newcastle United have initiated talks with Santos about signing 20-year-old Brazilian striker Marcos Leonardo, who is valued at £25m, in January. (UOL - in Portuguese)

Wolves,West Ham and Leeds are competing for Fluminense's 26-year-old Colombia winger Jhon Arias. (Teamtalk)

Contract talks between Manchester United and defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, appear to have stalled and United will aim to activate a 12-month extension in his current deal. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund are ready to let English winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, 19, leave on loan in January as they continue to explore a return for Manchester United's 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (90min)

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana, 27, has agreed to play for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations in January,and could miss seven domestic matches. (i)

Manchester United scouts watched Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 24, in action for Porto against Vizela on Sunday. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Arsenal,Chelsea and Real Madrid want to sign 17-year-old Irish winger Naj Razi from Shamrock Rovers.(Sun)

Brazil winger Rodrygo, 22, is set to sign a new contract with Real Madrid until 2028, having recently been linked with Liverpool and Paris St-Germain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona's 21-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati, who is on loan at Brighton, is attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barcelona are tracking Feyenoord's 22-year-old Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez. (ESPN)

Everton,Roma and Lazio want 19-year-old Italy winger Wilfried Gnonto, who attempted to force a move away from Leeds in the summer. (Teamtalk)

Everton's 19-year-old English forward Francis Okoronkwo has agreed a new long-term contract. (Football Insider)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26, is happy at Inter Milan despite being linked with Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 2 November 2023 07:52, UK

Charlie Wyett from The Sun claims Erik ten Hag will still have the backing of the Manchester United board but only for so long given how poor the recent run of results has been


Daily Mail:
Shameful night at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag's sinking vessel hits a new low...the problem for Manchester United at the moment is that there is always another game. When it arrives, Ten Hag's team inevitably tend to get worse.

The Sun: Halloween be over but the Manchester United horror show continues unabated. The problem is when this lot walk on to grass and are asked to kick an object that looks to be alien to them.

Manchester Evening News: It's the first week of November, and it already feels like the season could be over for United. It's a tale of short-term struggles as well as long-term neglect.

Daily Mirror: Newcastle's 7,000-strong support taunted Ten Hag with chants of "Sacked in the morning" and, while that might be premature, if he cannot halt this slide, he will soon be on his way. Ten Hag told his players before the game not to feel sorry for themselves and but this sulking display epitomised everything that is wrong with the club and why it is in freefall.

Daily Telegraph: Whatever the troubles at United, wherever the blame undoubtedly lies in the ownership and executive, the manager is usually the first to carry the can. And this limp, pathetic exit from the Carabao Cup at the hands of a vibrant Newcastle was a terrible indictment of Ten Hag, of the players, of the club. Of the Damned United.

The Times: This shambles of a performance was the type that gets managers the sack. This was a surrender, a shameful signal that players do not care enough either for the shirt or for the manager. Manchester United fans did not turn on Erik ten Hag but he desperately needs his players to turn up for him quickly.
Erik ten Hag accepted responsibility for Manchester United's poor performance against Newcastle in the Carabao Cup fourth round but expects the team to stick together and make the necessary improvements.

The Guardian: Ten Hag has to get back to the drawing board - and successfully. If not, his position may be under threat, as underlined by the thousands of seats vacated before the end.

Graham Potter is in the mix to become Sweden's new national team manager - less than a fortnight after he was touted as becoming Erik ten Hag's replacement at Manchester United.
Arsenal are lining up a move for former Manchester United target Benjamin Sesko.
Lionel Messi's latest Ballon d'Or triumph has been called "disgraceful" by Paris Saint-Germain legend Jerome Rothen.
David Beckham has accepted an invitation for dinner with King Charles - potentially clearing the way for him to finally receive a knighthood.
An Essex Sunday league side claim to have become the first team in the world to issue Tree planting fines to players in a bid to maintain discipline and help fight climate change.

Sheikh Jassim could reportedly purchase a stake in West Ham after co-owner Vanessa Gold announced she is placing some shares up for sale.
Sniffer dogs have been brought in by Colombian police as they close in on the location of Liverpool star Luis Diaz's kidnapped dad.
Brazilian football has been plunged into mourning after striker Felipe Diogo was killed in a street shoot-out.
Mauricio Pochettino admits Chelsea have made mistakes after spending £1bn on players.
Burglars reportedly broke into Chris Smalling's home and tried to steal a safe.
Gabriel Jesus' camp are targeting an Arsenal return to fitness for the beginning of December.


Neil Warnock has claimed Erik ten Hag will not last at Man Utd and his expensive summer signings would not have started for Huddersfield when he managed them.
Former Manchester City and Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan has announced his shock retirement at the age of 27.
Lyon manager Fabio Grosso has broken his silence to thank fans for their support after he was left bleeding by an attack on his side's team bus in Marseille on Sunday.

The Chair of the MCC, Bruce Carnegie-Brown has opened up on the Long Room incident during the Ashes, saying that he was left "shocked".

Maheta Molango's annual salary as the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has risen by a staggering 30 per cent, with the union linking the increase - to £650,000 - to the cost of living crisis.
The Warner Stand at Lord's may be renamed because of Sir Pelham Warner's historic links to slavery, with MCC keeping the matter "under review".

The Olympic men's tennis champion, Alexander Zverev, has been issued a penalty order for bodily harm against his ex-girlfriend and fines totalling €450,000 (£392,000) by a court in Germany.

American billionaire and Premier League Bournemouth owner Bill Foley has opened talks with Hibernian with a view to potential stunning investment.

Uruguay and Gremio forward Luis Suarez, 36, is set to join Inter Miami in 2024 and reunite with former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba. (El Pais - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in signing Ivan Toney after Brentford confirmed they would sell the 27-year-old England forward for the right price. (Express)

The Bees value Toney at £100m but intend to keep him until the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are continuing to send scouts to watch 24-year-old Portugal keeper Diogo Costa, who they were linked with before signing Cameroon international Andre Onana. But he will only leave Porto if United pay his 75m euros (£65m) release clause. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid have identified Canadian international Alphonso Davies, 22, as a key target and are confident of agreeing a deal with his current club Bayern Munich to bring him to La Liga next summer. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are lining up a move for Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 20, who rejected Manchester United last summer and instead joined RB Leipzig. (Mirror)

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has accused Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku of lacking "respect" by opening talks with Juventus while negotiations between Chelsea and Inter were ongoing with the 30-year-old eventually joining Roma on loan. (Mail)

Everton are already keen to sign on-loan Leeds United winger Jack Harrison, 26, in a permanent deal. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are interested in Galatasaray and France right-back Sacha Boey, 23, with Arsenal, Brighton and Burnley also interested. (Mail)

Former Brighton boss Graham Potter could become the next Sweden manager after reports suggested Manchester United were interested in him replacing Erik ten Hag. (Mirror)

Real Madrid have 'no intention' of allowing France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni to leave the club amid interest from Arsenal and Liverpool in the 23-year-old. (90min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 3 November 2023 07:15, UK

Telegraph chief football writer Sam Wallace and The Guardian's sports writer Jonathan Liew discuss why things have gone so wrong for Manchester United this season

Manchester United are aiming to recruit a support striker for Rasmus Hojlund in January amid concerns over their £72m signing's development.
Inter Miami are poised to sign Luis Suarez for the 2024 MLS season, according to numerous reports from well-regarded journalists in South America.
Former Premier League striker Asamoah Gyan has been told to pay compensation to his ex-wife after it was determined that he is the biological father of their three children.
Rafael da Silva has reignited his feud with Carlos Tevez, claiming he has "never been a fan of his" because he would "pick on" youngsters while at Manchester United.

Manchester United players are questioning Erik ten Hag's strict methods in his handling of Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire with the Dutch manager heading into a crucial run of matches that could potentially decide his fate.
The YouTube football phenomenon Hashtag United have a player in an England World Cup squad - goalkeeper Ted Curd, who has been selected for the FIFA U17 tournament in Indonesia this month.
Sir Pelham Warner "did not have a racist bone in his body" and MCC must hold its nerve before renaming the Lord's stand in his name, his grandson has said.
Two-time Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur spoke emotionally about the situation in the Middle East on Wednesday, saying that she would donate part of her prize money from the WTA Finals to help Palestinians.

Manchester United fans have their say about what is going wrong at Old Trafford following back-to-back 3-0 home defeats
Erik ten Hag is considered to be "on thin ice" at Manchester United after overseeing the club's worst start to a season in 61 years.
Everton have held talks with Tottenham over renegotiating the terms of the deal which would oblige them to pay £10m for Dele Alli should he make seven more appearances.
Barcelona football club fans can be "forever" linked to their team by having their cremated remains stored at the Nou Camp stadium.

Zinedine Zidane has already ruled himself out of taking the Manchester United job, though well before the pressure began ramping up on Erik ten Hag.
Aaron Ramsdale has been tipped to take his place back on the substitutes' bench for Arsenal's trip to Newcastle on Saturday evening by club legend Ray Parlour, who also thinks Arsenal will not win the Premier League with just Eddie Nketiah up front.
Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenage football fans were attacked and had to receive medical treatment in the aftermath of Middlesbrough's clash with Stoke City.

Roy Hodgson has said that Crystal Palace are "very confident" Eberechi Eze will sign a new contract despite interest from Manchester City in the England midfielder.
Former Wallabies Andrew Slack and Justin Harrison, along with high-performance expert Darlene Harrison, will conduct a review of Australia's dismal 2023 season and World Cup failure under departed coach Eddie Jones.
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will fight for the undisputed world heavyweight championship in Saudi Arabia early next year, Frank Warren, Fury's promotor, has confirmed.

Erik ten Hag has ordered his players to have one-to-one sessions with him to mend Manchester United's broken dressing room.
Ex-Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is tipped to buy Headingley and slap Sports Direct branding on Yorkshire's iconic cricket stadium.
Ex-Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has quit Montpellier over a "lack of respect" - a week after an incredible bust-up with their manager.

SPFL chiefs slammed the Rangers pyro louts - as police warned it is a matter of time before a fan is seriously hurt.
Craig Levein has emerged as a shock contender to become St Johnstone's new boss.

Real Madrid want Chelsea captain Reece James but the Blues will demand a big fee for the 23-year-old England right-back. (Teamtalk)

AC Milan are interested in signing 25-year-old English defender Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth, although Tottenham want him too. (Tuttosport - subscription needed, in Italian)

Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Fulham and West Ham United are among the other teams interested in Kelly, whose deal expires next summer. (90min)

Arsenal could make a £13m move for Royal Antwerp midfielder Arthur Vermeeren in January, but Barcelona are also keen on the 18-year-old Belgium international. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are exploring alternatives to manager Erik ten Hag, who is considered to be "on thin ice", with Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim and ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane possible replacements. (Times - subscription needed)

It would cost Manchester United more than £15m in compensation if they were to sack Ten Hag this season. (Football Insider)

A number of Manchester United players have not agreed with the strict way Ten Hag has treated the England duo of winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and 30-year-old defender Harry Maguire, although there are also those in the squad who believe in the Dutchman's authoritarian approach. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United want to recruit another striker to support Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund as concerns grow over the development over the 20-year-old. (Mail)

Brentford's Ivan Toney is one option being looked at by Ten Hag, as well as Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, and Iran and Porto forward Mehdi Taremi, 31. (Express)

England striker Toney has confirmed to Brentford that he would like to leave once the January transfer window opens, with Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly interested in signing the 27-year-old. (90min)

Everton are in talks with Tottenham over changing the transfer agreement for English midfielder Dele Alli, 27. They will owe Spurs £10m if Alli plays seven more games. (Mirror)

Manchester United could bid for Porto and Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 24, with Cameroon's Andre Onana likely to go to the Africa Cup of Nations. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham are prepared to sell Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso in January and would accept an offer of £15-20m for the 27-year-old. (Football Insider)

Uruguayan Gus Poyet, 55, admits there is a "possibility" he will be contacted over the Republic of Ireland job with his future as Greece boss unclear. (Livescore)

England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, will treble his salary with a new Crystal Palace contract which will contain a substantial release clause. (Teamtalk)

Aston Villa and Spain defender Pau Torres, 26, says he was close to joining Real Madrid from former club Villarreal in the summer of 2021. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona are interested in signing Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich with the 28-year-old unlikely to sign a new contract with the German club. (Fichajes - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 4 November 2023 07:16, UK


Manchester United could lose staging rights for the Super League Grand Final to Manchester City due to the poor state of Old Trafford and uncertainty over the club's plans for a rebuild.
Manchester United will slash overtime for ground staff, triggering accusations of 'penny-pinching from those who need it most'.
Colombia's president Gustavo Petro has said Liverpool forward Luis Diaz's father's kidnappers have not come good on their promise to release him and his situation is becoming 'very dangerous'.
A group of Fiorentina fans have called for their Serie A match against Juventus on Sunday to be cancelled following the devastating storms that have devastated metropolitan of Florence.

Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali is facing the prospect of an even longer ban from football after the Football Association also launched an investigation into his gambling addiction.
Newcastle United are currently free to sign big-name players, such as Portugal's Ruben Neves, on loan from the Saudi Pro League.
Toto Wolff, the Mercedes F1 team principal and co-owner, says he is open to investing in Manchester United alongside Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Emma Raducanu has acknowledged her "headspace" has been among the limiting factors affecting her performances since her stunning triumph at the 2021 US Open.

Erik Ten Hag has told Marcus Rashford it was "unacceptable" to go out partying straight after Sunday's humiliating derby defeat.

Saracens are throwing their England contingent of Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Jamie George and Ben Earl back into action this weekend, only eight days after featuring in England's World Cup bronze-medal match against Argentina.
Saudi Arabia's plans to launch a multi-billion-pound T20 franchise league have been thwarted by new ICC regulations that would make it difficult to bring in enough big-name overseas players to the competition.


Phil Neville is closing in on becoming the new head coach of MLS side Portland Timbers. The appointment will be the former Manchester United player's first managerial role since being relieved of his duties as Inter Miami manager back in June.
Inter Miami CF are so pleased they have Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi in their squad that a friendly match will be held in honour of his latest achievement.
Abdoulaye Doucoure has been made the highest-paid player at Everton as a reward for his heroics over the past six months.
Jude Bellingham has topped the list for European shirt sales, with Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho making the top 10.

Liverpool reportedly believe they are in with a chance to land Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, who is out of contract at the end of the season, this summer.
Neymar will pocket an incredible £100m without kicking a ball during his long injury layoff.

Robert Snodgrass has revealed he used to wear Celtic gear under his Rangers training kit when he was a youngster.
Brendan Rodgers wants to keep David Turnbull at Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers has extended a hand of peace to the renegade Green Brigade - but warned the controversial ultras not to rip the whole arm off.
Callum Davidson is claimed to be in talks over a return to management at Bristol Rovers.

Portland Timbers are in advanced talks to hire former England defender Phil Neville, 46, as their head coach. He was previously in charge of Inter Miami. (Athletic)

Prospective new Manchester United investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe plans to replace manager Erik ten Hag with Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi if he completes a deal to buy 25% of the Old Trafford club. (Football Insider)

Several Saudi clubs including Al-Nassr are keen on signing Manchester United's French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, in the January transfer window. (Teamtalk)

Newcastle United are interested in Atalanta and Netherlands midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, 25, and Genoa and Romania centre-back Radu Dragusin, 21. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

AC Milan are looking at Arsenal's Polish defender Jakub Kiwior, 23, and Bournemouth's English defender Lloyd Kelly, 25. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Nice have told French centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, they are willing to sell him at the end of the season. Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, AC Milan and Atalanta are all said to be interested. (90min)

Inter Miami have agreed a deal with Gremio and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 36, where he will be reunited with several old Barcelona team-mates including Lionel Messi. (ESPN)

Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, is expected to leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Manchester City want Manchester United's 18-year-old English midfielder Kobbie Mainoo. (FourFourTwo)

But United are relaxed about City's long-standing interest in Mainoo. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou says the January transfer window is "an important one" and wants Spurs to get any business done as early as possible when it opens. (Goal)

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has played down a move for the club's former Germany defender and free agent Jerome Boateng, 35, after Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 24, suffered a knee ligament injury. (Fabrizio Romano


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's newspapers


Manchester United want Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa in January and are willing to offer Antony in part exchange on loan.


Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up a potential swoop for Chelsea full-back Reece James as they look to replace Dani Carvajal.

Lionel Messi reportedly voted for Jamal Musiala and Pedri over Jude Bellingham in the Kopa Trophy vote, it has been revealed.

Colombians are demanding the suspension of their country's upcoming World Cup qualifier clash against Brazil unless the captors of Liverpool star Luis Diaz's father release him.

Lionel Messi has ruled out the possibility of him returning to Barcelona on loan following the culmination of his first MLS season at Inter Miami.


Emma Hayes, the most successful manager in Women's Super League history, has agreed to become the United States head coach after announcing her shock decision to leave Chelsea.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes would be a perfect match for the USA national team job

Arsenal U18s were forced to postpone their game at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday after their bus took a wrong turn.


The co-founders of 777 Partners who are trying to buy Everton, have received approval from the Football Association to become directors of the club should the takeover proceed.


Everton are wanted by a mystery Indian group who are waiting on Americans 777 Partners failing. They include a wealthy businessman who has been after Premier League clubs in the past.


Liverpool have muscled their way into the fight to sign £80m-rated Bayer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz - but Manchester United are out of the picture.


Craig Levein is set to be appointed St Johnstone's new boss.


A Green Brigade banner was unfurled by Celtic fans in Dingwall despite the controversial ultras group on a club ban from home and away games

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes would be a perfect match for the USA national team job

Arsenal U18s were forced to postpone their game at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday after their bus took a wrong turn.

Manchester United are willing to offer Brazil winger Antony, 23, in a swap deal for 27-year-old forward and compatriot Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo. (Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in signing 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany forward Florian Wirtz. (Star)

England and Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, has emerged as Juventus' number one transfer target in January. (Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur have also joined the race to sign Phillips. (Sun)

Real Madrid will chase Bayern Munich and Germany attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala, 20, if they are unable to sign 24-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe from Paris St-Germain. (ESPN)

Madrid are also nearing a move for Bayern Munich's 23-year-old Canada left-back Alphonso Davies. (AS - in Spanish)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 36, has ruled out a loan move back to Barcelona following the conclusion of the MLS season with Inter Miami. (Mail)

Former Belgium and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 35, is a free agent after leaving Chinese club Shandong Taishan. (Fabrizio Romano)

England forward Ollie Watkins, 27, will become the top earner at Aston Villa after agreeing a new £150,000-a-week contract. (Football Insider)

Cícero Almeida

New Member
Aug 26, 2023
This one is being reported by several big Brazilian papers(globo, placar, terra and others). Man United are in talks with Flamengo for a player trade: Anthony for Gabigol.

He's a very good striker. If it happens, would be great for Man United.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday 6 November 2023 07:31, UK


Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the race to sign out-of-favour Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips in January.
Manchester United are battling to keep highly-rated youngster Omari Forson. Teenager Forson, 19, is regarded as one of the club's best prospects and has already made in-roads towards the first team, having graduated from the academy.
Jamie Carragher says Liverpool need another midfielder and a top-class defender if they are to launch a serious title challenge.
Real Madrid will not make any signings in the January transfer window as they keep a space in their squad for their planned signing of Kylian Mbappe next summer.
Jamaal Lascelles has blasted Arsenal for being a bad loser. The Newcastle skipper says he was left "fuming" after his Arsenal counterpart Jorginho refused to shake hands after their battle at St James' Park.

Rashford was conspicuously absent as Manchester United players celebrated their last-minute win over Fulham in style when they dined out at an exclusive venue in Manchester.
The PGA Tour has surprisingly determined that its players can partake in a LIV Golf promotion event next month.
David Moyes could retire from management at the end of the season and West Ham execs are considering offering the 60-year-old to move upstairs.
Burnley have withdrawn plans to bring in an official drummer following a backlash from supporters.
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper plans a training ground visit for a young fan, 16, who was left distraught after being unable to complete The Last Post ahead of their Premier League win over Aston Villa.
A former Premier League star has reportedly lost £782,000 following the failure of his restaurant business.

Luton Town's fans faced criticism on Sunday night for mocking Liverpool with chants associated with the Hillsborough disaster.
Henrietta Knight, who famously trained Best Mate to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups, is to start training again following a hiatus of 11 years.

Moeen Ali has said England's team was probably too old to do well at the World Cup in India.
Martina Navratilova believes that "maybe it's time for new leadership" at the WTA after the tour's disastrous season-ending championships.

Millwall are set to appoint Joe Edwards as manager and are in talks with Chelsea about securing Andy Myers as his assistant.
Jurgen Klopp says Ross Barkley didn't handle the ball before Luton's goal, but he felt that Virgil van Dijk was fouled in the build-up.

Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to rule out the possibility of managing Tottenham again.
Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has no plans to sell the club - even if they go straight back down to League One.
John Eustace fears he has missed the boat on a managerial return at Bristol City. Eustace, 43, was the early favourite for a quick dugout comeback - just a couple of weeks after he was sacked by Birmingham.
Dean Henderson hopes to return for Crystal Palace before the end of the year after a miserable injury run.
Harry Kane is still living in a hotel in Germany where he has run up a £1m tab - after failing to net a new house.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and goalkeeper Alisson Becker pay tribute to the Luis Diaz, as the winger awaits news on his father following his kidnapping in Colombia.

Sri Lanka cricketers arrived at training for their game against Bangladesh in face masks, while players with asthma from either team stayed indoors amid poor air quality in smog-shrouded Delhi.

Liverpool's academy manager Alex Inglethorpe is in the frame for the director of football job at Rangers.

Arsenal are ready to offer England defender Ben White a substantial pay rise as they look to tie the 26-year-old down to a new and improved contract at the club. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and West Ham are both looking at a move for Napoli's Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 29, whose contract expires this summer. (Teamtalk via Corriere dello Sport)

The Reds are also said have entered the race for Florian Wirtz, 20, but will face competition from Chelsea and Bayern Munich for the Bayer Leverkusen winger. (Mail)

Luton are still hopeful of a deal for 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Oscar Zambrano, although the LDU Quito player may have to give up his portion of the transfer fee. (Sun)

Real Madrid are unlikely to make any new signings in the January transfer window. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Spanish defenders Marcos Alonso, 32, and Sergi Roberto, 31, will not be offered new contracts by Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has hinted that his team will raid European clubs once again in January for talents. (Goal)

Barcelona are believed to be concerned about on-loan French defender Clement Lenglet's situation at Aston Villa, with the 28-year-old yet to make a Premier League appearance. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid hope the friendships that Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior, 23, has with his fellow stars could be key to securing future signings like Bayern Munich's Canadian defender Alphonso Davies, 23, and Paris St-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe, 24. (AS - in Spanish)

Burnley are interested in winger Crysencio Summerville, 22, but Leeds are not willing to let the Dutchman leave for any less than £25m. (Football Insider)

Former Arsenal star Samir Nasri has advised Mbappe to stay in France instead of heading to Madrid next summer. (Le10Sport - in French)

Atletico Madrid's Argentine head coach Diego Simeone is close to securing a contract extension with the La Liga club until at least 2027. (Marca)


New Member
Jan 14, 2023
FC Porto
This one is being reported by several big Brazilian papers(globo, placar, terra and others). Man United are in talks with Flamengo for a player trade: Anthony for Gabigol.

He's a very good striker. If it happens, would be great for Man United.
It’s a wild deal but I could see it working. Shift Hojlund to the right wing and play Gabigol as the striker. He’s cocky in a healthy way and a good finisher


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 7 November 2023 07:21, UK


Chelsea have eyed up Jean-Clair Todibo to replace Thiago Silva - who is set to leave the Blues at the end of the season.
Erik ten Hag has received a further boost ahead of this week's crunch clash with Copenhagen - the "unwavering support of Sir Alex Ferguson".
Manchester United could end up in a transfer battle with Arsenal if they go back in for Juventus' Federico Chiesa, according to reports.
Chelsea are reportedly "increasing pressure" on Napoli to sell Victor Osimhen to them with "more frequent approaches" over a potential transfer.
Jadon Sancho has been axed from Manchester United's WhatsApp group.
Fresh hope has been sparked for Luis Diaz's father as the Colombian military withdraws troops from the area surrounding the guerrillas' jungle lair.
Sunderland and Middlesbrough are in a North East tug-of-war for rising star Nathaniel Adjei.
Chaos erupted at a Spanish airport after Sevilla players boarded a commercial flight and left other passengers stranded.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is expected to escape a ban for his rant on referees.
Rory McIlroy has become an unlikely ally for Saudi Arabia in the merger negotiations with the PGA Tour, saying that he wants to "bring the game of golf back together".

Arsenal want Gabriel Jesus to miss Brazil's World Cup qualifiers versus Colombia and Argentina later this month.
Manchester United are reportedly lining up a World Cup-winning midfield reinforcement in Real Betis anchorman Guido Rodriguez after Casemiro's recent injury.
Barcelona have continued their trend of finding creative financial solutions to curb their current monetary issues by selling diamonds made from the only Nou Camp turf.
Dan Ashworth says he and Eddie Howe are fully committed to the Newcastle United project and won't be tempted by any overtures from England or Manchester United.
Liverpool are reportedly one of a number of clubs weighing up a move for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, whose contract in Naples expires next summer.
Arsenal and referee chiefs remain at loggerheads with the Premier League club set to cite decisions that have gone against them since last season in their next meeting in a bid to prove a pattern.
Wayne Rooney has revealed how he would drink until he 'almost passed out' to escape his struggles at the peak of his career.

Besiktas interim coach Burak Yilmaz has explained he substituted Eric Bailly at half-time in a league defeat due to the former Manchester United defender's behaviour on the pitch.
Graeme McDowell has told golf's four major championships that they "need" to include some of LIV Golf's most in-form players in their fields, with a number of stars set to miss out in 2024.

The government's plans for an independent football regulator will be confirmed in the King's Speech on Tuesday but the new body may not be fully operational for nearly two years.
A K-pop group that mistakenly wore Rangers FC shirts for a performance in Texas have surprised the club's fans with an appearance at Ibrox.
The ATP Tour is in discussions with Saudi Arabia to stage a new curtain-raising Masters tournament that would finish only one week before the beginning of the Australian Open.
England will have to pay centrally contracted players for the entirety of their deals even if they no longer play 50-over cricket after this World Cup.

Real Madrid-bound teenager Endrick has received his first call-up to the Brazil national team.
Former Barcelona director William T. Mannarelli has sued the club for defamation and is seeking £1.6m (€1.8m) in damages, in a case which could see current club president Joan Laporta called to court to give evidence.
Tariq Lamptey is a doubt to end a five-match injury absence for Brighton at Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas is facing a possible La Liga ban after the ex-Liverpool striker angrily knocked over the VAR monitor in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla.

Tottenham are hoping to reunite James Maddison with former Leicester City team-mate Wilfred Ndidi in January.
Manchester United are reportedly one of just two serious contenders to sign Sporting Lisbon star Goncalo Inacio in January.

Celtic have told Green Brigade members they will be reimbursed for any home matches they are banned from attending.
Frank Lampard reckons he has managerial credentials no one talks about as he opened up on what comes next after his Rangers snub.
Sparta Prague will be buoyed for their visit to Rangers on Thursday evening after it was confirmed that star forward Lukas Haraslin will be available to lead the line.

Manchester United and Newcastle United are both monitoring Lyon's 20-year-old French forward Rayan Cherki, who is out of contract in June 2025. (Football Insider)

Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, is emerging as a potential target for Saudi Pro League clubs in January. (Rudy Galetti)

Liverpool and Newcastle have Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, on their January transfer shortlist. (Talksport)

Manchester City have a long-standing interest in German attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz and had the 20-year-old watched as his Bayer Leverkusen side beat Hoffenheim on Saturday. (90min)

West Ham manager David Moyes is not in danger of the sack despite his side having won just one of their past seven Premier League games, but the 60-year-old is unlikely to be offered an extension to his contract which expires next summer. (Talksport)

Juventus are confident they will agree a new long-term contract with 28-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who signed a one-year extension during the summer. (90min)

Juventus and Everton are both monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach's 17-year-old Swiss forward Winsley Boteli. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate, 24, admitted he has dreamed about playing for Paris St-Germain but a move to the Ligue 1 champions is not one of the France centre-half's current "objectives". (Canal Plus, via Goal)

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says the club's board denied him the chance to sign England and Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham, 20, when he was at Birmingham City. (Obi One podcast)

Manchester City want to sign France Under-21 defender Quentin Merlin, 21, from Nantes in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Oxford United boss Liam Manning is close to becoming the new Bristol City manager. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 8 November 2023 07:15, UK


Thomas Partey has reportedly told Arsenal that he wants to leave the club in January amid interest from Italian giants Juventus.
Premier League players want referees to provide in-game guidance about the amount of injury time to be added during matches amid concerns about the greater risk of injury caused by longer games.
Football clubs face paying out huge amounts in additional appearance bonuses due to the increasing stoppage time being played in matches.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could yet return to AC Milan in an all-new partnership that would see the 42-year-old act as a club ambassador and member of head coach Stefano Pioli's backroom staff.
James Madison commented on John Terry's Instagram post after the former Chelsea captain took to social media to mock Tottenham for their loss to the Blues on Monday
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are expected to make an announcement about the date of their undisputed fight this week, the Ukrainian's promoter has told Mail Sport's boxing podcast The Hook.
Gangs of football hooligans are planning to "team up and protect" the Cenotaph from pro-Palestine protestors this weekend, with police on high-alert for trouble.

Juventus sent their sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and his assistant to watch Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg against Chelsea this week ahead of a potential move for the Denmark international in January.
Celtic supporters said they were attacked by hooligans in a bar on a febrile night in Madrid which saw another defiant show of Palestinian flags.
Centre Man Utd Tuilagi twice broke his hand during England's World Cup campaign but has told Sale Sharks' director of rugby Alex Sanderson that he has no intention of giving up on his international ambitions.
Tiger Woods has taken a swipe at LIV Golf, declaring that, in contrast, his new league "will be very simple" - despite the £17m competition taking place indoors, on a simulator, with a swivelling green.
The future of Britain's premier men's stage race has been plunged into doubt with British Cycling terminating SweetSpot's licence to promote the Tour of Britain over £700,000 in unpaid licence fees.
Defeat by Netherlands could cost Matthew Mott the England job.
The players' union is to begin lobbying for the game to take pollution and extreme heat conditions seriously after a World Cup in India that has seen teams struggle with air quality and smog.

The Premier League is still seeking clarity over the scope of football's independent regulator after its introduction was confirmed in the King's Speech.
Harry Brook is set to be recalled to England's faltering World Cup team as they look for a much-needed win against the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Bongi Mbonambi has hit out at England for being "unprofessional" and denied he racially abused Tom Curry at the Rugby World Cup.

Arsenal will hold talks with Brazil at the end of the week before a decision is made about Gabriel Jesus joining them for international duty later this month.
Crystal Palace winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is expected to be out for at least a month having had scans on a hamstring injury.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta doubles down on his post-match comments in the wake of Saturday's controversial 1-0 defeat at Newcastle
A homeless man managed to turn a $5 AUD bet on the Melbourne Cup into $106,000 AUD.

The PFA fears that long VAR checks will lead to more player injuries.
Manchester United are keen on signing Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports.
Peter Crouch is set to take on fashion star wife Abbey Clancy by releasing his own clothing range.

Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked as Al Ittihad boss just six months after guiding the club to the Saudi Pro League title.

Rangers will unveil a statue to the late legendary boss Walter Smith in the new year.

Bournemouth will turn down any approaches for defender Lloyd Kelly in January, with Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle and AC Milan all keen on the 25-year-old Englishman. (Teamtalk)

The agent of Manchester United's Brazilian winger Antony, 23, says his client will not be returning to his homeland in a swap deal for 27-year-old forward and compatriot Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo. (Jorge Nicola, via Express)

Arsenal would prefer to sign Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 27, next summer rather than in January. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are keen to sign Nice centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, as a replacement for his international team-mate Raphael Varane, 30, who could be heading to Saudi Arabia. (Caught Offside)

Italian giants Juventus are interested in a loan deal for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, who looks set to leave Manchester City in January. (Teamtalk)

Juventus sent their sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli to watch Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg against Chelsea on Monday in preparation for a potential January move for the 28-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, is a target for Serie A pair Juventus and Inter Milan, with the Spain international's contract expiring at the end of the season. (Fichajes)

Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 25, is set to sign a new deal with Juventus until June 2028. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing Real Betis' 18-year-old Senegalese-born winger Assane Diao. (Mucho Deporte, via Football Talk)

Chelsea and Manchester United will have to fork out 50m euros (£43m) if they want to sign Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 27, from Italian club Inter Milan. (CalcioMercato)

Barcelona are considering recalling France centre-back Clement Lenglet, 28, from his loan at Aston Villa where he has yet to make a Premier League appearance. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal, Fulham and Liverpool sent representatives to watch Fluminense midfielder Andre during the Copa Libertadores final. The 22-year-old Brazil international has an agreement to leave the South American champions, who value him at 35m (£30.4m) euros, in January. (Globo Esporte - in Portuguese)

Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 32, is set to leave Barcelona for La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. (Football Transfers)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, is close to a new £100,000-per-week contract at Crystal Palace after agreeing a deal in principle. (Mail)

Bayer Leverkusen insist 20-year-old German midfielder Florian Wirtz will not leave the Bundesliga club in January, with managing director Simon Rolfes denying Liverpool have already made a £85m bid. (Kicker - in German)

English forward Jadon Sancho, 23, is expected to leave Manchester United in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is keen to boost his midfield options in the January transfer window, with Manchester City and England's Kalvin Phillips, 27, and Al-Hilal's Portugal international Ruben Neves, 26, fitting the bill. (The I)

Manchester United will be limited to low-cost or loan deals in the January transfer window amid ongoing uncertainty over their ownership. (Mail)

Real Madrid do not plan to sign France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, even if he decides not to extend his contract with Paris St-Germain and leave for free next summer. (Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Tottenham are interested in re-signing English forward Marcus Edwards, who came through their academy and now plays for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. But Chelsea are also interested in the 24-year-old. (Correio de Manha - in Portuguese)

Former Chelsea and Argentina forward Hernan Crespo, 48, is set to become the new head coach of UAE Pro League side Al Ain. (Mail)

Bayern Munich will rival Arsenal in their pursuit of 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad. (Bild, via Mirror)

Barcelona are sticking behind their Spanish manager Xavi, 43, despite the club's dip in recent form. (ESPN)

Manchester United's 31-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro is a January target for the Saudi Pro League. (90min)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 10 November 2023 07:38, UK


Raheem Sterling could face a ban after appearing to throw an object back into the crowd during Chelsea's chaotic Premier League clash with Tottenham on Monday.
Premier League clubs are set to vote for tougher rules on related-party commercial deals, in what will be seen as another attempt to restrict Saudi-owned Newcastle.
Chelsea's Reece James asked Gareth Southgate not to select him for the latest England squad for games against Malta and North Macedonia as he continues to regain full fitness after injury
Wayne Rooney has blamed mobile phones and social media for the decline in leadership qualities among footballers in England.
Olympic chiefs have opened the door for virtual and simulated forms of sports to be played for medals at future Games. Kit McConnell, the International Olympic Committee's sports director, says games that are a 'full physical replication of the sport' would be welcomed on the programme.
Lakers owner and president Jeanie Buss says she felt "singled out" and "self conscious" after an NBA owner allegedly sexually assaulted her at a board of governors meeting almost 30 years ago.
Sean Dyche has hailed Dele Alli's growing influence as a makeshift coach behind the scenes as he gave a candid insight into the Everton midfielder's quest to relaunch his career.
Real Madrid have decided to drop their interest in Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain.
The Premier League could replace Hawk-Eye as their VAR operator at the end of next season when the contract is due to expire.
The FA's reluctance to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with the Lionesses has been highlighted by the generous financial packages offered by other federations.

Manchester United weighed up a deal for Yann Sommer before they splashed the cash on Andre Onana this summer.
Anthony Joshua has been called out to a fight in China by Zhilei Zhang after a showdown at the 100,000-seater Bird's Nest was touted.
Gareth Southgate has broken the silence on Ben White's England absence after the Arsenal defender failed to make the squad again, citing he has options that are currently ahead of him at right-back.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe could swing the axe on three senior Manchester United chiefs after his buy-in is complete and wants to know how the club have blown £1.4bn in the transfer market.
David De Gea is in talks with Spanish side Real Betis, according to reports.
Kevin De Bruyne could leave Manchester City in the summer, according to reports, with Saudi club Al Nassr strongly linked with the midfielder as they plan to link him up with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Moises Caicedo has revealed Enzo Fernandez begged him to join Chelsea in the summer.
Manchester United target Paul Mitchell was spotted in the stands during the LaLiga clash between Mason Greenwood's Getafe and Cadiz.
Roberto Firmino has revealed he was the "firefighter" during Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah's Liverpool feud.

Gareth Southgate explained that despite not making a fifth consecutive England squad, the door isn't closed on Raheem Sterling. Plus, explains that he's still undecided about his future as manager after his contract ends in 2024
Gareth Southgate believes he has the best striker in world football in captain Harry Kane - but admits the Bayern Munich forward would benefit from ending his career-long trophy drought.
Thomas Partey has delivered a major new injury blow for Arsenal. ‌Partey has undergone a specialist procedure for treatment on a thigh injury and is now set to miss the rest of 2023.
Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram has said he was sure he wanted to stay at the Allianz Riviera, despite summer interest from Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge believes Darwin Nunez has the potential to be a success at Liverpool, but says he needs to be more clinical and composed in front of goal
Manchester United fans' group, The 1958, have called on supporters to form an hour-long protest against the Glazers prior to their home game against Luton on Saturday.
Newcastle United are poised to hand a top job to former Manchester United scout Marcel Bout ahead of a pivotal transfer window.

Brighton's teenage sensation Evan Ferguson says it is an honour to be compared to his boyhood hero Wayne Rooney
Marcus Rashford's brother, who is an FA-registered intermediary, has been arrested in the United States over domestic violence accusations.
Ben Stokes and Mark Wood are both understood to be ready to drop out of the forthcoming IPL season as they will otherwise spend almost six months in India this winter.
Reece James turned down the opportunity not only to report for England duty this week, adding to his 16 caps, but declined the chance to attend meetings, adding to his bond with the squad.
The decision to award Newcastle United's controversial winner against Arsenal has been supported by the Premier League's independent Key Match Incident panel.
However, the panel's report also concluded that the referee Stuart Attwell and VAR Andy Madley should have sent off Arsenal's Kai Havertz and Newcastle's Bruno Guimarães in the match at St James' Park 1ast Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's press conference following the 3-2 defeat in Toulouse was interrupted by noisy fans which caused the Liverpool manager to question why the press conference was being hosted there :lol:
Lawrence Dallaglio has issued a call for rugby to use the World Cup as a modernising springboard and has warned against "paralysis by analysis" with video reviews.
Tottenham fear Micky van de Ven is set for a lengthy spell out injured, despite hoping he will not require surgery. Estimates suggest Van de Ven could be out until January at the earliest, although Tottenham are yet to put a firm timescale on his return and delayed an initial scan.

Bournemouth midfielder Alex Scott is expected to be sidelined until the New Year after sustaining another knee injury.
Wayne Rooney says he would advise young players experiencing issues with alcohol and their mental health to talk to someone after opening up about his own experiences at the beginning of his career.
Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk has undergone surgery on a hernia and will be sidelined until following the international break.
Jude Bellingham will be assessed ahead of Real Madrid's game against Valencia on Saturday.
Arsenal's Declan Rice says his best position is as a defensive midfielder as opposed to the attacking role he has played in several times this season.
Christian Pulisic has avoided serious injury after he was forced off for AC Milan against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Tottenham are reportedly in negotiations with Galatasaray to cut Tanguy Ndombele's loan move short.
Chelsea may not be done in scouring the transfer market for the best emerging talent around the world after reports suggested the Premier League side are lining up a move for FC Copenhagen sensation Roony Bardghji.
Burnley striker Lyle Foster has been given a leave of absence to look after his mental health. The club have said he is currently in the care of specialists and Vincent Kompany has offered his support

Aberdeen have made an official complaint to UEFA after Pape Habib Gueye claimed he was racially abused by PAOK fans.
Robbie Neilson's move to America as the new Tampa Bay Rowdies manager came off the back of rejecting the chance to become Philippe Clement's number two at Rangers, it has been claimed.
Livingston have appointed Alloa Athletic boss Brian Rice as their new assistant manager.
Celtic have told supporters that some of the 267 Green Brigade members whose season tickets are suspended have now moved to distance themselves from the fan group.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United could all offer contract proposals to France forward Kylian Mbappe, who will enter the final six months of his Paris St-Germain contract in January, after reports Real Madrid will not move for the 24-year-old. (FourFourTwo)

Tottenham will target a left-sided centre-back in January after learning the extent of Micky van de Ven's injury, with Bournemouth's English defender Lloyd Kelly, 25, of interest. (Standard)

The Netherlands defender Van de Ven, 22, could be out until January at the earliest with the hamstring injury that forced him off in Spurs' 4-1 defeat by Chelsea on Monday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal scouts watched Real Sociedad's 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi during the club's Champions League game against Benfica on Wednesday. (90min)

Arsenal are also interested in Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are set to make contact with Porto over a January move for experienced Iran striker Mehdi Taremi, 31, who could be available for 10m euros (£8.7m). (Teamtalk)

United defender Raphael Varane has been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League but manager Erik ten Hag wants to keep the 30-year-old Frenchman at Old Trafford. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Chelsea must wait until the summer transfer window if they are to sign 20-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz from Bayer Leverkusen. (Teamtalk)

Juventus have met with the representatives of 27-year-old Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is open to a move to Serie A. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham target Serhou Guirassy is open to a Premier League move and the 27-year-old Guinea striker, who is being monitored by several clubs, is available for £15m in January because of a release clause in his Stuttgart contract. (Guardian)

Arsenal beat competition from Tottenham, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United to sign Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, 28, on loan from Brentford, according to the player's agent. (Metro)

The Gunners could look to bring in a midfielder in January with Ghana international Thomas Partey, 30, set to be out for at least the rest of 2023. (Mail)

Aston Villa and Southampton are monitoring Derby County's 18-year-old Northern Irish midfielder Darren Robinson. (Football Insider)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe hopes to complete his 25% purchase of Manchester United within days and is aiming to start his new role on Monday. (Sun)

Manchester United currently have no plans to replace manager Erik ten Hag despite the club's poor start to the season. (Sky Sports)

Amazon are weighing up a bid for Premier League broadcast rights which could threaten the dominance of Sky and TNT Sport, with the tender process for four years from the 2025-26 season scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. (Telegraph - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's newspapers


Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Leeds' 17-year-old midfielder Archie Gray in a move that could cost them over £40m.

Paolo Maldini could be set for a return to football, with reports suggesting the five-time Champions League winner is being lined up to take over as a director at Al Ittihad.

ESPN's Mark Ogden says that Erik ten Hag's managerial style is confusing everybody at the moment with current results and performances not befitting a club of Manchester United's stature
Bayern Munich are on the verge of securing the signing of the young attacking prodigy Nestory Irankunda from Adelaide United in the A-League in a deal set to shatter the current Australian national league transfer record.

Eddie Howe says he would be open to signing the likes of Ruben Neves from Saudi Arabia - a player he admits he admires - as he invited others to speculate on the motivation behind new Premier League rules that are set to block such a move.

Real Madrid's young Turkish international Arda Guler has suffered yet another injury setback that will reportedly rule him out for another month.


Erik ten Hag has denied that he has a problem with Raphaël Varane, insisting that it is Harry Maguire's good form that is keeping the Frenchman out of the Manchester United starting XI.

David Moyes wants managers to be free to criticise referees without fear in the immediate aftermath of controversial matches.

Crystal Palace head coach Roy Hodgson says he is delighted for the team after Eberechi Eze signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Crystal Palace

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Reece James wanted to join up with England, contradicting Gareth Southgate's suggestions that the Chelsea right-back made himself unavailable and so "risked" his place in the squad for next summer's European Championship.


Emma Hayes has expressed frustration at private conversations with Chelsea being leaked to the media after the announcement that she would leave at the end of the season.

Erik ten Hag has called on Manchester United's senior players to show more leadership in clutch moments and named Harry Maguire, the former captain, as one of those who can "step up".


Karim Benzema put on a show for the Al Ittihad fans with a hat-trick and an unbelievable showboat assist in their win over Abha.
Semi-automatic offside technology (SOAT) could reportedly be introduced next season as footballing lawmakers discuss an overhaul of how VAR works.

Jurgen Klopp warned his players that they must work harder to justify the hype around his new-look Liverpool side after consecutive poor performances.


Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag admits Marcus Rashford has been struggling for form, but expects him to get back to his best before long

Manchester United are set for an attacking fire sale in January. Brazilian flop Antony, outcast Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial are in line to be dumped in the winter window.

Raheem Sterling will face no further FA action after the Chelsea attacker was accused of throwing a missile into the Tottenham crowd.

After almost six months without a job, Frank Lampard could be set for a return to management. The former Chelsea and England ace has been linked with the vacant managerial position at League One side Oxford United.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is hoping to have Bukayo Saka available for their clash against Burnley, but will see 'on the day' after missing training on Thursday

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have influence in the club's transfer activity this January. Recruitment will be handled exclusively by co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and

Laurence Stewart with support from Todd Boehly.


Moises Caicedo has revealed that Enzo Fernandez convinced him to turn down Liverpool in favour of a move to Chelsea.

Joe Gomez is ready to "embrace" the challenge of playing as a full-back for Liverpool despite favouring a more central role.

Liverpool bossJurgen Klopp says the absence of Ivan Toney is 'brutal' for Brentford, but he still expects a difficult test when the teams meet on Sunday

Manchester United's squad are starting to question some of the methods of manager Erik ten Hag after a disastrous start to the season.

Jose Mourinho opted to single out Edoardo Bove in the aftermath of Roma's dismal 2-0 Europa League defeat by Slavia Prague on Thursday night.


Celtic have reportedly deployed a transfer policy with four key facets - and it's limiting Brendan Rodgers' ability to compete financially with their Champions League rivals.


Lee McCulloch reckons his coaching career is over after he didn't join Robbie Neilson at USL side Tampa Bay Rowdies as his assistant.

The Green Brigade have warned Celtic chiefs that they will launch a "day of action" if their situation is not resolved by their match with Motherwell.

Real Madrid may decide to trigger 23-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland's Manchester City release clause when it comes into play next summer, which is believed to be around 200m euros (£174m). (AS - in Spanish)

Once his 25% takeover of Manchester United is complete, Sir Jim Ratcliffe will look to sell French forward Anthony Martial, 27, England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and Brazil winger Antony, 23. (Mirror)

United could move for France forward Kylian Mbappe, with the 24-year-old's Paris St-Germain contract set to expire next year. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid remains Mbappe's most likely destination should he leave PSG, but the Spanish side will face competition from several Premier League clubs including Manchester City, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Liverpool. (TeamTalk)

Ratcliffe wants to know how Manchester United have blown £1.4bn in the transfer market in the past decade - but he believes manager Erik ten Hag still has credit in the bank amid a poor start to the season. (Sun)

Manchester City could move for West Ham's Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, who manager Pep Guardiola views as a potential successor to Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne, 32. (UOL, via MEN)

Barcelona are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo ahead of Chelsea, whose interest in the Brazilian last summer came to nothing, and Arsenal.(90min)

Spain international and former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, is open to joining La Liga side Real Betis on a short-term contract. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Liverpool are preparing a summer move for Leeds United's 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray, who could cost more than £40m. (Mail)

Despite seeing their centre-back options reduced, Tottenham Hotspur cannot recall Wales defender Joe Rodon, 26, from his season-long loan spell at Leeds United.(The Athletic)

Brazil forward Neymar could be deregistered by Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal after the 31-year-old was ruled out for the season with injury. (Arriyadiyah, via Goal)

Bayern Munich are set to win the race to sign 17-year-old Australian winger Nestory Irankunda from A-League side Adelaide United.(ESPN)

Newcastle United are monitoring Lille's 23-year-old Portuguese centre-back Tiago Djalo - but could face competition from several European clubs including Inter Milan, Juventus and Barcelona. (90min)

West Ham are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen's 22-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Boniface, while the Hammers are also considering manager David Moyes' position. (TeamTalk)

Alternatively, Moyes is expected to see out his West Ham contract - which runs until next summer - despite recent results, unless the club identifies a better-suited candidate. (90min)

Fulham are prepared to heavily back manager Marco Silva in the January transfer window after the Portuguese coach signed a new contract at the club. (Football Insider)

Chelsea signed English forward Cole Palmer, 21, from Manchester City this summer after missing out on Belgium winger Jeremy Doku, 21, who joined City, and Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise. (Evening Standard)

Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have influence in Chelsea's transfer activity in January. (Sun)

Former Chelsea and Everton manager Frank Lampard has emerged as the leading candidate to take over at League One club Oxford United. (Portsmouth news)

Football's lawmakers have begun talks over major changes to how video assistant referees operate - and semi-automated offside could be introduced to the Premier League next season. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Sep 19, 2012
Liverpool have flown to Brazil for talks with top centre-half Lucas Beraldo about a dramatic £20m move.
David Moyes will seek a job at a Premier League rival if West Ham do not offer him a new deal with just months left on his contract.

Wayne Rooney remains confident he can turn things around at Birmingham - but admits the forthcoming international break will be a crucial spell in his tenure at St Andrew's.
Florentino Perez insisted the European Super League is "more necessary than ever" as the Real Madrid president launched a scathing attack on UEFA and LaLiga chiefs.
The PGMOL is advertising for new VAR officials amid a shortage of qualified referees, according to reports.
Barcelona are set to move for Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi, whose contract is up with the former Premier League champions at the end of the season.
German rapper Farid Bang has sparked controversy over a lyric aimed at Switzerland and Aston Villa women's star Alisha Lehmann in a new song.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has claimed there have been "too many rumours" amid uncertainty over his future and would prefer to not "add fuel to the fire".

Manchester United could appoint former Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest star Dougie Freedman as part of Jim Ratcliffe's revolution of the club.

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt is wanted by Arsenal and Newcastle.
Douglas Luiz will have to agitate for a transfer this January if he is to stand a chance of joining Arsenal - as Aston Villa simply have no interest in entertaining a sale.
Brentford are plotting an Anfield upset - with help from Liverpool's former throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark, who is in his second spell at the club.

Celtic have reportedly deployed a transfer policy with four key facets - and it is limiting Brendan Rodgers' ability to compete financially with their Champions League rivals.

Ryan Jack is hoping to convince Philippe Clement to hand him a new deal at Rangers.

Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, is leaning towards a January loan move to Newcastle over Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund and Germany attacking midfielder Julian Brandt, 27, is wanted by Arsenal and Newcastle. (Mirror)

Chelsea are planning talks with Nottingham Forest to resolve the future of 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, who is on loan with Steve Cooper's side but has only featured once in the Premier League this season. (Mirror)

Ghana forward Andre Ayew, 33, has joined Le Havre after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad are in advanced talks with 57-year-old Spaniard and former Wolves and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui. (Ben Jacobs)

Arsenal have made Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz a primary target in January. (Mirror)

The Gunners wanted to offload Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, but his thigh injury means he may remain with the club beyond the winter transfer window. (Football Insider)

Girona are keen to re-sign 32-year-old Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu from Barcelona. (90min)

Former Chelsea and Everton boss Frank Lampard is in the running for the managerial vacancy at League One side Oxford United. (Sun)

Manchester United are interested in AZ Alkmaar's 18-year-old Dutch forward Jayden Addai. (Football Transfers)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday's newspapers


Pep Guardiola insisted he has no problem with Mauricio Pochettino after the Chelsea head coach failed to shake his hand following Sunday's dramatic 4-4 draw.
Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman is reportedly being targeted for a major role in Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £1.3bn shake-up at Manchester United.
Arsenal are lining up a move for Julian Brandt. The Gunners want to bring the 27-year-old to the Emirates.
Former Premier League star Jonjo Shelvey took a leaf out of Harry Kane's book with an incredible goal from his own half for Turkish team Rizespor.
YouTube boxer Logan Paul is hanging up his gloves after beating Conor McGregor's team-mate Dillon Danis last month.

Pep Guardiola poured scorn on claims Manchester City were the makers of their own downfall at Stamford Bridge, insisting Chelsea's £1bn spend means they should be among the Premier League's top contenders.
David Moyes admitted he is relieved that James Ward-Prowse has been overlooked for England as West Ham continued to reap the benefit from his wicked deliveries in their 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.
No documents have been signed yet in Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £1.3bn deal for a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United but the end of a saga that started almost a year ago is in sight.
Maheta Molango, chief executive of the PFA, is due at St George's Park this week to speak to England's players about commercial negotiations.
De Zerbi's incredible admission: I don't like 80 per cent of English referees
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi says he doesn't like '80 per cent of English referees' after being booked and Mahmoud Dahoud being sent off in his side's draw with Sheffield United
Napoli are thought to be discussing Rudi Garcia's managerial position internally after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Empoli, according to reports.
Rotherham United are set to sack manager Matt Taylor following Saturday's 5-0 defeat away at Watford.

The Glazer family will not attend Sir Bobby Charlton's funeral due to fears of abuse from angry Manchester United fans, according to reports.

Erling Haaland shoves his former team-mate Cole Palmer for earwigging in Man City's huddle before a freekick.
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus is set to fly to Brazil for international duty - despite being injured.
Locals living by Wrexham's stadium say they are trapped in their homes and overrun with tourists since the club's "Hollywood" takeover.

Emma Raducanu continues to tumble down the WTA's world rankings as her absence from the court goes on.
England manager Gareth Southgate has warned the government that their plans for an independent regulator for football could become the new VAR and will cause confusion among stakeholders.
Thiago Silva's 15-year-old son could be the key to his father extending his contract at Chelsea by a further year.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly left staff stunned by working 12-hour days to fix the Red Devils' woeful form.
Chelsea are reportedly set to cut Andrey Santos' loan spell with Nottingham Forest short, with the Brazilian teen having been handed just seven minutes of Premier League football since arriving at the City Ground.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe will follow Liverpool's lead by opting to redevelop Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium instead of building a new ground.


Mauricio Pochettino apologised to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, referee Anthony Taylor and the officials for "crossing the limit" at the end of Chelsea's thrilling draw with the Premier League champions.

Graham Lee, the only jockey to have won both the Grand National and Gold Cup at Ascot, remains in intensive care after suffering a neck injury in a fall at Newcastle on Friday evening.
Jude Bellingham has given England cause for concern before their remaining Euro 2024 qualifiers this week after missing Real Madrid's La Liga match on Saturday night because of a shoulder injury.

Graham Carey admits it was fate he'd score St Johnstone's winner against Ross County. The Irishman slammed home a stunning second-half strike to lift Saints off the foot of the Premiership just days after it was revealed wife Rachel Borthwick is battling breast cancer for a fourth time.
A former SPL referee has been left baffled after VAR's failure to intervene after a huge penalty call in Rangers' win over Livingston.

Manchester City are interested in Chelsea and England defender Reece James, 23, as a long-term replacement for 33-year-old compatriot Kyle Walker. (Independent, via Manchester Evening News)

Saudi Pro League clubs are willing to offer about 100m euros for Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich and Canada defender Alphonso Davies, 23, remains a summer target for Real Madrid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool and Tottenham will have to pay up to £30m for Bournemouth's English defender Lloyd Kelly, 25, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach's Swiss forward Winsley Boteli, 17, who is also a target for Everton. (Inter Milan Live via Liverpool Echo)

Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardohas been linked with Arsenal but the 18-year-old Brazilian says Chelsea tried to sign him during the summer. (Metro)

Liverpool have sent scouts to Leeds on multiple occasions to follow 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray. (Caught Offside)

Spanish winger Nico Williams does not want to leave Athletic Bilbao and will renew his contract with the Spanish club, which would make it tough for Aston Villa to sign the 21-year-old in January. (Birmingham Live)

Barcelona are interested in signing 26-year-old Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi when his contract with Leicester City expires at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Getafe want to extend 22-year-old former England forward Mason Greenwood's loan stay from Manchester United. (Sun)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who owns French side Nice and is the prospective new owner of Manchester United, is interested in bringing 17-year-old Swedish midfielder Roony Bardghji to his Ligue 1 club after he came off the bench to score the winner for FC Copenhagen against United. Chelsea, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are also admirers. (Sun)

Ratcliffe, 71, is closing in on a £1.3bn deal for a 25% stake in Manchester United. (Mail)

Napoli are set to sack manager Rudi Garcia, with Igor Tudor, Fabio Cannavaro and Walter Mazzarri the possible options to replace him. (Football Italia)

Former Spain, Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 36, is set to be appointed as new Como head coach in his first senior managerial role. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are looking to sign a forward in January despite Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 22, scoring four goals in his past two Premier League games. (Football Insider)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he would "never" block one of his players moving to a rival, which could pave the way for 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips to join Liverpool or Newcastle. (Talksport)

Arsenal could offer English attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23, in a cash-plus-player deal with Aston Villa for their 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. (


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


Tottenham have identified Juventus' England U21 international Samuel Iling-Junior as a possible target as they seek squad reinforcements in January.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is studying Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, Italy legend Alessandro Pirlo and even England team-mate John Stones as he tries to get used to his "hybrid" midfield role.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard missed the club's last two games after being hit in the face with a ball in training and suffering an apparent concussion.
Mikel John Obi made a play for fellow Nigerian Victor Osimhen to join his former club Chelsea next summer during an interview in which the Napoli striker confirmed he turned down a "crazy" offer from Saudi Arabia during the last window.
Tottenham are lining up a move for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez, according to reports.
Wayne Rooney has handed his Birmingham City players individual fitness plans to follow during the international break after deciding they are not fit enough as he looks to stem a bad run of form since taking over as manager.
Las Vegas Grand Prix organisers are confident they will sell out their return to Formula One racing on Sunday despite reports that "tens of thousands" of tickets remain unsold.
Emma Raducanu has confirmed she will not be ready to return in what was scheduled to be her comeback event in Macau early next month.

Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho and Tottenham forward Richarlison are two of the chief targets for Saudi Arabia's Pro League when the transfer window re-opens in January.
The All-England Club's plans for a £200m expansion at Wimbledon have hit a setback after Wandsworth planning officers recommended the project be refused permission.
Newcastle Falcons wing Mateo Carreras has rejected substantial offers from rival clubs in England and will join French side Bayonne at the end of the season.

Rio Ferdinand says he is "baffled" why Manchester United might be considering current Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman for a major role at Old Trafford under Sir Jim Ratcliffe's new backroom regime.
Carlton Palmer is not sure Birmingham City's position as a Championship club will be enough to tempt Wrexham midfielder Elliot Lee to leave the ambitious Welsh outfit.

Manchester United are targeting £35m-rated defender Jean-Clair Todibo as they look to bolster their options by bringing in a player they wanted in the summer from Sir Jim Ratcliffe's French club Nice.
Neil Warnock has given his five-point plan to rescue VAR and says referees' boss Howard Webb should appoint an independent group of former players and managers to operate the technology.
Erik ten Hag will receive money to spend in January once Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to purchase a minority holding in Manchester United is concluded. A full-back and winger are believed to be two of the Dutchman's priorities.
Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi could be facing a touchline ban over his comments that he doesn't "like 80 per cent of referees in England" with the PGMOL asking if the Italian should be found in breach of the Participant Behaviour Charter.

Nottingham Forest's bid to increase capacity at the City Ground has included ideas similar to those used at Stadium 974 during the Qatar World Cup, where 974 shipping containers were utilised.
Leeds United are set to land a British record transfer fee for a 15-year-old player when teen sensation Finlay Gorman leaves the club for Manchester City in the near future. The fee will be seven figures and include a series of future performance clauses.

A second IPL franchise has made an offer of investment in Yorkshire to rival Mike Ashley's efforts to buy Headingley Stadium in what is being described as a partnership and "not just a real estate proposition".

Eritrea withdrew from the 2026 World Cup qualifying process due to fears that players would attempt to seek political asylum during trips abroad, according to sources close to the African nation's squad.

Andy Halliday says Rangers will live to regret their decision, taken when former boss Michael Beale was in charge, not to pursue a deal for now-Celtic winger Luis Palma.
Kilmarnock are set to ditch their plastic pitch, which has often been criticised by opposition managers, and return to a grass surface at Rugby Park.

Rangers are hopeful of appointing a new director of football in the next fortnight. The role has been vacant since Ross Wilson left Ibrox in April.

Tottenham and Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, and Manchester United's English winger Jadon Sancho, 23, are January targets for the Saudi Pro League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus are also interested in signing Sancho but only on a loan deal and with United paying part of his salary. (Fabrizio Romano)

However, United are not ready to give up on Sancho by allowing him to leave in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

England right-back Reece James, 23, remains fully committed to Chelsea despite the interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid. (90min)

Manchester United bosses are refusing to meet agents if they believe they are trying to pitch clients to replace Erik ten Hag as manager. (ESPN)

Tottenham are looking at Juventus and England Under-21 forward Samuel Iling-Junior, 20, as a possible signing in January. (Independent)

Corinthians' 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Moscardo, who has attracted interested from Arsenal and Barcelona, says Chelsea were keen to sign him in the summer. (Talksport)

Real Madrid have added Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, 20, Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong, 22, and Nigeria forward Victor Boniface, 22, from Bayern Leverkusen to their transfer shortlist. (Football Transfers)

Barcelona are still open to selling former Leeds United winger Raphinha, 26, next summer, and hope top European clubs will bid for the Brazil forward. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are ready to extend 25-year-old Brazil defender Eder Militao's contract until at least 2028. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brighton have brought Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 19, in line with other top earners at the club with his new six-year contract. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer says they have no interest in selling Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 23, amid transfer interest from Real Madrid. (90min)

Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha says he does not know "what will happen in the future" after being asked about rekindling a move to Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old Portugal international's move to the Bundesliga club collapsed in the summer. (O Jogo, via Goal)

Former Marseille manager Igor Tudor is favourite to replace Rudi Garcia as Napoli boss. (Fabrizio Romano)

Naples-born former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro, 50, is also in the frame to replace Garcia. (Mail)

Former Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been training with Macclesfield FC and the non-league club could sign the 38-year-old former Senegal international, who is a free agent. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Juventus are ready to offer Jadon Sancho an escape route from Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Harry Kane reportedly has a special clause in his Bayern Munich contract that could see him earn an extra windfall on top of his wages.
David Moyes is expected to leave his position as West Ham manager in the summer.
Euro 2024 organisers are worried that computer bots have swept up tickets for next year's major tournament after claiming that "millions" of ballot applicants were black market touts.
Staff members from Brazilian side Corinthians attempted to storm the VAR room after a controversial red card in their league clash with Gremio on Sunday.
The Cricket World Cup has been plunged into an astonishing row amid claims the Indian board have switched the pitch for their team's semi-final on Wednesday against New Zealand in Mumbai without the ICC's permission.

Football's lawmakers are to consider trials of sin-bins for dissent in professional competitions and adopting rugby's rule where only the captain can approach the referee as part of a drive to tackle misbehaviour.
The Welsh Rugby Union has accepted the findings of a damning review which includes sexism and misogynism in Welsh rugby
Tom Curry is battling a hip injury that could keep him out of action until Christmas in the latest setback of a difficult year for the England flanker.
Rory McIlroy has warned that even a deal between the PGA Tour and Saudi Public Investment Fund might not lead to peace in golf's enduring power struggle.
Spectators at the ATP Finals in Turin were left incensed on Tuesday when the sudden retirement of Stefanos Tsitsipas after only three games was followed by a replacement exhibition set featuring an injured Taylor Fritz.

Conor Gallagher was surprised when he was called up for the World Cup last season, then had doubts over his Chelsea career in the summer, but just a few months later feels he is proving himself at the highest level.
Ezri Konsa reflects on his call up to the England squad, how John Terry helped his game and the important impact of his family
Emma Hayes will become the highest-paid female coach in world football after being appointed as the new head coach of the United States women's national team on a £1.28m-a-year [$1.6m] contract - three times more than England's head coach Sarina Wiegman.
Andrew Flintoff is expected to take over as head coach of the men's Northern Superchargers team in the Hundred in a landmark moment following his recovery from a devastating car crash.
World Rugby has become the first sports governing body to take action against fans responsible for extreme online abuse of referees by passing dossiers of evidence to law enforcement and government agencies.
Rory McIlroy is planning on moving back to the UK on a permanent basis, reversing the trend of British superstars upping sticks to sunnier, not to mention more tax-efficient climes.

Former Arsenal star Alex Song has announced his retirement from football - hanging up his boots at Djibouti Premier League side Arta Solar 7.
The Telegraph's Jason Burt believes Aaron Ramsdale's dad speaking out about his son being dropped as Arsenal's No 1 goalkeeper on the Highbury Squad podcast 'isn't a great look' for him
Arsenal have been handed a major boost as they try to hijack Newcastle's move for Ruben Neves, according to reports.
US billionaire Leon Cooperman has invested in Manchester United in an unexpected twist in the takeover saga.
Brighton have slapped a British-record price tag on Evan Ferguson following his contract extension.
Chris Kirkland has revealed he took the "equivalent of six shots of heroin a day" during a battle with addiction.
Aaron Ramsdale's dad, Nick Ramsdale, shares his thoughts on his son's current situation at Arsenal on the Highbury Squad podcast.

Harry Kane has given Liverpool transfer target Leroy Sane a glowing endorsement ahead of the January transfer window.
Manchester United are increasingly resigned to losing Andre Onana to the Africa Cup of Nations early next year.
David De Gea - who has been without a club since departing Manchester United - has been seen visiting second-tier Spanish side Eldense.
Victor Osimhen admits he has Chelsea and Manchester United shirts in his wardrobe amid continued links with the Premier League.
Luis Diaz has been reunited with his father after arriving home in Colombia for the first time since his parents were kidnapped earlier this month

Arsenal star Thomas Partey's injury is reportedly worse than first feared in a major blow to Mikel Arteta.
Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly set to demand that Erik ten Hag offers an olive branch to outcast winger Jadon Sancho.

Chelsea face fresh questions over how its former owner Roman Abramovich funded the club's success, after leaked files revealed a string of secret payments that may have breached strict football rules, including those on financial fair play.
Erling Haaland has been tipped to become the first footballer to earn £1bn.

Michael O'Neill is backing Ross McCausland to make a major Northern Ireland impact after forging his way firmly into Philippe Clement's Rangers plans.
Hearts have announced a record turnover of £20.8m in their latest set of accounts.

Liam Scales is set to land a new long-term Celtic contract.
Scott Brown is still weighing up his options as he awaits his return to management after being sacked by Fleetwood in September.

Manchester United will consider offers for Brazil midfielder Casemiro, with the Saudi Pro League targeting a big-money move for the 31-year-old. (Talksport)

Chelsea are unlikely to put a bid in for Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, in the January transfer window. (Football London)

Osimhen is said to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge but Chelsea will have to wait until next summer. (Standard)

Nice and France centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, has emerged as the primary January transfer target for Manchester United. (Football Transfers)

Juventus contacted Manchester United last week over a loan deal for 23-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho. (Mail)

Manchester United and Tottenham have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign 22-year-old Fluminense and Brazil midfielder Andre. (90min)

Barcelona have set 26-year-old Brazil forward Raphinha's transfer fee at 70m euros (£60.8m). (Football Transfers)

Arsenal have been alerted to the possible January availability of Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26. (90min)

The Gunners will move for Aston Villa's Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, in January. (Mirror)

Fulham's 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha said his failed deadline-day move to Bayern Munich "really affected me". (Mail)

Newcastle United will look to bring in a striker in January and could target VfB Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy. (Chronicle)

Arsenal midfielder Jorginho, 31, says he would like to return home and play for an Italian club before the end of his career. (Metro)

Leeds United will soon begin contract talks with 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray amid interest from Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Charlton and Leyton Orient are interested in signing teenage forward Jamie Donley, 18, on loan from Tottenham. (Teamtalk)

Bayern Munich and England striker Harry Kane, 30, has a clause in his contract that if he scores more than 40 goals across all competitions in a single season, he will receive 250,000 euros. (Sport Bild via Christian Falk)

Barcelona want to make 24-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix's loan move from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid permanent. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sweden midfielder Emil Forsberg, 32, has verbally agreed to join New York Red Bulls from RB Leipzig in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

US billionaire Leon Cooperman has invested in Manchester United, purchasing shares valued around £13.5m. (Sun)

Football's lawmakers are considering adopting introducing a 10-minute sin-bin for dissent. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday's newspapers


Scotland are hoping to persuade Anthony Gordon to switch his allegiances to the Tartan Army after Gareth Southgate's latest snub.


Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho is wanted by Saudi side Al Hilal ahead of the January transfer window, reports suggest.

Newcastle are weighing up a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's £20m-rated defender Jonathan Tah.

Manchester United have upped their interest in Benfica wonderkid Joao Neves, according to reports.

Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs monitoring Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley.

Manchester United are reportedly targeting Jean-Claude Blanc to take over as their new CEO.

Gareth Bale warned Jude Bellingham he will have to become a "puppet" and "play the game" at Real Madrid.

Newcastle are planning a move for Sporting Lisbon star Ousmane Diomande ahead of the January transfer window.

Harry Kane is finally set to move into his new home after spending months in a Munich hotel.

Arsenal have claimed Jakub Kiwior is "untouchable" amid interest from two huge Italian clubs, according to reports.


Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal for Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo.


Andre Villas-Boas has spoken about the unexpected emotional rigour of arguing about signings with data analysts while at Tottenham.

Brazil are prepared to risk angering Arsenal over the fitness of their injured star striker Gabriel Jesus.

Football Association chairwoman Debbie Hewitt has written to company personnel warning their positions will be at risk if they cause offence on social media.

Top British ultra-marathon runner Joasia Zakrzewski has received a one-year ban after using a car for part of a 50-mile race in which she finished third.

Burglars broke into South Africa Rugby Union's headquarters on Monday, but decided to leave the World Cup trophy behind in favour of stealing several other luxury items instead.


Manchester United are refusing to let Jadon Sancho leave on the cheap in the January transfer window - despite Erik ten Hag wanting rid of the exiled winger.

Alejandro Garnacho has been told that his form has not been good enough to see him handed a place in the Argentina squad by boss Lionel Scaloni.


Cesc Fabregas expresses some regret about leaving Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011, admitting if he could go back in time, he would have stayed longer

Arsenal have no plans to cancel their sleeve sponsorship deal with Visit Rwanda following the UK Supreme Court's ruling that the government's Rwanda immigration plan is "unlawful".

Newcastle United and England striker Callum Wilson faces between four to six weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Chelsea are not in talks to purchase the former Earls Court Exhibition Centre site for a potential relocation from Stamford Bridge, according to the company overseeing the multi-billion pound redevelopment project.

Manchester City midfielder Matheus Nunes has withdrawn from Portugal's squad for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers due to injury.

Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham trained alone with physios as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

Bayer Leverkusen full-back Alex Grimaldo has opened the door to a future move to Real Madrid - despite spending eight years at El Clasico rivals Barcelona.

Brazil head coach Fernando Diniz has insisted they are treating Gabriel Jesus "very carefully" after he reported for international duty despite missing Arsenal's last five games through injury.

Former Leicester goalkeeper Sophie Harris shares her view on Chelsea's controversial draw against Real Madrid and questions why VAR can't be used to help with refereeing decisions
Serbia's stadium will be partially closed for Sunday's Euro 2024 qualifier against Bulgaria as a punishment for fans' "racist behaviour" during a 3-1 win over Montenegro last month, UEFA's appeals body has said.

Anwar El Ghazi is taking legal action against former club Mainz for wrongful dismissal over a social media post about the Israel-Gaza war.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has claimed the club withdrew from the European Super League because of the threat of sanction from UEFA, the governing body of European football.

Macaulay Langstaff says 'it's brilliant' to be namechecked by Hollywood Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham


Former Spurs and Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda says he is coaching Skelmersdale for free as he has found - like many black ex-players - his job applications have been ignored despite being well qualified.

Southampton striker Che Adams explains why last season's relegation was the hardest part of his career and insists the Saints are a Premier League club that can return there under Russell Martin.

Middlesex are at the centre of a potential tax scandal over the non-payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on cricket balls amid explosive new claims about their financial crisis and toxic dispute with their former chief executive.


The former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has joined ice hockey champions Belfast Giants on loan from Oxford City Stars as temporary emergency cover.


Former Rangers star Ryan Kent has been linked with a stunning return to Ibrox by a report.

Aberdeen are investigating claims that Rangers fans have managed to bag League Cup final tickets in the Dons end of Hampden Park.

Rangers' long-running dispute with a kit supplier will rumble on until next summer.


Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor has revealed Malky Mackay preferred to be sacked over a mutual agreement exit.

Newcastle United are interested in Barcelona's 23-year-old Spain forward Ferran Torres. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are monitoring Bayern Munich's 23-year-old Canada defender Alphonso Davies but think he wants to join Real Madrid. (90min)

Newcastle are weighing up a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's £20m-rated 27-year-old Germany defender Jonathan Tah. (Sun)

Manchester United will not let 23-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho leave for a reduced price in January. (Mirror)

Manchester United will listen to offers for Sancho while he remains exiled from the first-team squad. (ESPN)

Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal and Liverpool for Corinthians' 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Moscardo, who could cost £26m. (Standard)

Newcastle and England striker Callum Wilson, 31, will be out for at least six weeks with a hamstring injury, while 23-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman could be sidelined for longer because of a knee issue. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United are monitoring Brighton's 19-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson despite his recently signing a new contract. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are considering an approach for Lecce's 23-year-old Montenegro striker Nikola Krstovic. (Calciomercato via TeamTalk)

RB Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schroder is willing to let 27-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner, who has started only two games this season, leave. (Standard)

Tottenham will let England defender Eric Dier, 29, leave if they can sign a replacement for injured 22-year-old Netherlands defender Micky van de Ven. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain winger Nico Williams. (AS - in Spanish)

There are doubts about the future of Manchester United football director John Murtough and director of football operations David Harrison following the announcement that chief executive Richard Arnold will leave. (Mirror)

Chelsea could face a points deduction over allegations of hidden payments made during Roman Abramovich's time as owner. (Telegraph - subscription)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 17 November 2023 07:49, UK


Paolo Maldini is being lined up for a shock move to Manchester United as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's huge shake-up of the club, it's been claimed.
Ivan Toney will reportedly demand a release clause if he is to sign a new contract with Brentford.
Saudi Arabia have warned Premier League clubs they will come for their top players once more in January.
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber revealed the club have a replacement plan lined up in case manager Roberto De Zerbi leaves.
Gareth Southgate has confirmed he is aware "a lot" of footballers are using snus, a smokeless tobacco which is not a banned substance but is illegal to buy in the UK.
Scotland U21 head coach Scott Gemmill says England starlet Archie Gray remains a player they are monitoring and admits he recently talked about the exciting 17-year-old's future with his father Andy, a former team-mate at Nottingham Forest.
Changes to rules in county cricket for 2024 will include a doubling in the amount of games using Kookaburra balls to help bowlers prepare for conditions overseas and hopefully aid England when they are on their travels.

Charlie Wyett and Martyn Ziegler discuss whether Sir Alex Ferguson's influence at the club will help with the supposed incoming Sir Jim Ratcliffe minority ownership at Manchester United
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to take guidance from Sir Alex Ferguson as he prepares to undertake a radical overhaul of Manchester United.
Allianz, the insurance giant, is close to agreeing a long-awaited naming rights deal with the owner of West Ham's London Stadium and the 560-acre park that hosted the 2012 Olympics.
Mansfield manager Nigel Clough has told his players to stop celebrating wildly when they score a goal and to save their energy for the rest of the match.

John Murtough will be the next director to leave Manchester United as the Old Trafford cull gathers pace.
Jermaine Pennant believes his former club Liverpool should be looking at defenders like Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly and Andre Trindade from Fluminense as January signings after shoring up their midfield in the summer.

The Saudi Arabian state-owned oil giant Aramco is set to complete a significant sponsorship deal with Fifa after the country was confirmed as the sole bidder for the 2034 World Cup.
Bruce Carnegie-Brown has announced he will not seek a second term as MCC chairman after it was revealed that members were plotting to oust him.

Ilkay Gundogan will not be leaving Barcelona despite talk of a move to Galatasaray, the midfielder's agent has confirmed.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed his classy side by swapping shirts with Scotland international Jack Hendry after they'd been involved in a scuffle during a heated match in Saudi Arabia.
David Beckham admits he still cannot believe Lionel Messi agreed to join Inter Miami ahead of what is expected to be a busy MLS off-season of transfer business for the club, including the likely signing of Luis Suarez.
Former Aston Villa striker Bosko Balaban has been jailed for a year in his native Croatia after failing to follow a previous court order to pay his ex-wife £70,000 in maintenance payments. His suspended sentence has now been converted to actual prison time.

Antony and Donny van de Beek featured for Manchester United in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday - but they were unable to get the better of Championship Hull.
Former Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has found his next job, 18 months after he left Old Trafford.
An angry state prosecutor in Colombia told the four alleged kidnappers of Liverpool striker Luis Diaz's father to stop laughing after they protested their innocence during a hearing in the city of Riohacha.
A new stadium for Chelsea is not part of plans for the redevelopment of Earls Court, which means the likelihood of playing away from Stamford Bridge for up to five years while the old stadium is being rebuilt.

Anthony Gordon is not currently considering switching allegiance to represent Scotland at international level.
Gareth Southgate has said that equal pay in men's and women's football "is important" but pointed out the economic complexities around the topic ahead of England's European Championship qualifier against Malta.
Tottenham goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario could sit out Italy's Euro 2024 qualifier against North Macedonia on Friday due to illness.
Eduardo Camavinga is set to undergo a scan on Friday on an apparent knee problem that forced him to withdraw from the France squad.
Marc Overmars has been suspended from football activities in the Netherlands for one year after sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues.
England manager Gareth Southgate says Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon could be called up to the international squad soon, after rumours Scotland are trying to persuade him to play for them
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka believes FIFA has not corrected its "mistake" when it comes to picking World Cup hosts.
England U21 captain Taylor Harwood-Bellis joined the England senior squad for Thursday's training session.

Liverpool's Jarell Quansah insists he has not achieved anything yet because he is not classed as one of the world's greats.

Erling Haaland has handed Manchester City a major injury scare ahead of their clash with Liverpool next week after picking up a knock while on international duty with Norway.
Chelsea could reportedly be set to beat Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian starlet Gabriel Moscardo, who is thought to have been lined up by the Catalan giants as Sergio Busquets' eventual successor.
Real Madrid will not be pursuing a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain, which could leave the door open for Liverpool to make a move if finances allow.
Glenn Hoddle has admitted to concerns about the tactical approach of Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou and says even "a youth team" would have beaten them the way they played with nine men in the 4-1 defeat against Chelsea.

Chelsea could recall Andrey Santos from Nottingham Forest in January due to a lack of game time since his loan move to the City Ground.

Forgotten Jota will reportedly be allowed to leave Al Ittihad on loan in January by new boss Marcelo Gallardo - with the winger said to be "regretting" his £25m switch from Celtic.
Tino Livramento insists he won't be rushed into a decision on his international future after Scotland assistant John Carver revealed the Newcastle ace was on Steve Clarke's radar.
Mikey Johnston has admitted he is the only person who can save his Celtic career ahead of Brendan Rodgers likely allowing a number of fringe players to leave the club in January.

Brentford are confident 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, will sign a new contract with the club. (Talksport)

But Toney, whose deal runs out in the summer of 2025, wants to leave the Bees and will demand a release clause in any new deal with the club. (90 Min)

Manchester City will compete with Liverpool to re-sign Bayern Munich and Germany forward Leroy Sane, 27. (Bild, via Sun)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is close to buying 25% of Manchester United, is expected to take guidance from Sir Alex Ferguson as he undertakes an overhaul of the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Crystal Palace and Fulham are interested in a loan deal for RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 27, who has fallen out of favour at the Bundesliga club. (90min)

Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan's agent has dismissed speculation linking the 33-year-old Germany international with a move to Turkish club Galatasaray. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are open to letting Poland defender Jakub Kiwior leave the club on loan as the 23-year-old wants more first-team football. (90min)

Chelsea could recall Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos from his loan at Nottingham Forest because of the 19-year-old's lack of game time. (Standard)

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon, 22, is not considering switching his international allegiance to Scotland despite missing out on Gareth Southgate's England squad for this month's Euro 2024 qualifiers. (Athletic - subscription required)

Southgate says Gordon, who helped England win the European Under-21 Championship in the summer, is close to a call-up to the senior squad. (Standard)

Manchester City have agreed a £1.2m deal to sign Leeds United's 15-year-old English attacking midfielder Finley Gorman. (Football Insider)

Tottenham striker Son Heung-min, 31, has played down concerns he suffered an injury playing for South Korea in a 2026 World Cup qualifying win against Singapore. (Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 18 November 2023 07:51, UK


Given the 10-point deduction handed to Everton, the threat of a 30-point deduction or automatic relegation from the Premier League would look to be very real for both Manchester City and Chelsea should charges be proved in an independent regulatory commission.
Everton's sanction was for a single breach of Premier League rules, while City have been charged with 115 alleged breaches - although City's case is not likely to be settled for at least two years.
Chelsea remain under investigation but charges look inevitable given that the new owners have self-reported what appear to be substantial payments that would have broken Premier League rules during the previous ownership under Roman Abramovich.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains why Everton have been deducted 10 points by the Premier League and what he expects them to do regarding an appeal
Ged Roddy, the architect of the Premier League's academy system, is to play a leading role in setting up Fifa's football talent pathway in India.
Aberdeen revealed they have cancelled a small number of ticket sales for the League Cup final next month amid concerns that Rangers fans may have tried to infiltrate their section of Hampden.

Manchester City and Chelsea run the risk of relegation from the Premier League after Everton's 10-point deduction set a powerful precedent, according to a former financial advisor to the champions.
Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has advised City, said on social media after Everton's 10-point deduction: "Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] breach to me.
"But reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation inducing."
Leicester City, Burnley, Southampton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all considering taking action after Everton were handed a 10-point deduction
Everton could have been given a much harsher punishment over their financial rule breaches, according to the Premier League's official handbook.
Everton projected a sixth-place finish for themselves in the 2021-2022 season before going on to finish 16th - causing them to miss out on an expected income of £21m, according to a report.
Sir Alex Ferguson was over the moon after his best flat horse, Spirit Dancer, landed a £500,000 prize in Bahrain in thrilling style.
France U21 boss Thierry Henry has admitted his concern about a lack of game time for Lesley Ugochukwu at Chelsea.
Former Manchester United and Leeds coach Chris Armas has secured a return to MLS as head coach of the Colorado Rapids.
Brighton target Rafiu Durosinmi is setting his sights on a move to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt leading the chase.
Graeme Souness believes England have the talent in their squad to win Euro 2024 but only if manager Gareth Southgate is bold enough to take the handbrake off and make them fear they have no-one to fear.
Sri Lanka face being stripped of hosting rights for the U19 Cricket World Cup in January after their suspension from international cricket over government interference.
Maro Itoje faces a decision over his Saracens future as changes to salary cap mean he will not be able to be kept as a marquee player and a new contract offer comes in at only half of his current £800,000 yearly wage.

Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced
Everton face the nightmare scenario of rival clubs suing them for tens of millions of pounds for breaching Premier League financial rules following the club's unprecedented 10-point deduction.
The Premier League had originally recommended a 12-point deduction for the Merseyside club.
Australian rugby has erupted into civil war with six member unions demanding the resignation of embattled chairman Hamish McLennan following the botched hiring of Eddie Jones.
Rod Ellingworth is to leave his role with the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team at the end of the year and he could be followed by Sir Dave Brailsford, who is set to take up a role at Manchester United.

Everton could lose a host of star names including Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Amadou Onana.
England hitman Ivan Toney is torn over a January move from Brentford.
Chelsea are reportedly chasing Monaco starlet Malamine Efekele - who has been dubbed the "next Kylian Mbappe".
Manchester United have joined the race to sign Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana, according to reports.
Juventus have met with Arsenal ace Thomas Partey and his representatives ahead of the January transfer window.
Manchester United are reportedly considering a swoop for RB Leipzig defender Castello Lukeba.

American firm 777 Partners are highly unlikely to be deterred from the potential purchase of Everton - despite the 10-point deduction dished out to the club.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is believed to have been impressed by Harry Maguire's reaction to losing the Red Devils captaincy.
Former Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed how much he is missing being involved in football management and stated his desire to return to the English game.

Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) are set to sell a minority stake in Paris Saint-Germain - but say they remain fully committed to the French champions.
Manchester City midfielder Mateo Kovacic is likely to miss two to three weeks of action after suffering a recurrence of a quad injury.
Vinicius Junior has left the Brazil international squad and is returning to Real Madrid's facilities after sustaining a left thigh injury in the World Cup qualifying defeat against Colombia.
Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will return to Barcelona on Saturday after suffering from "acute back pain".
Barcelona will play a friendly against Club America in Dallas on December 21, one day after their La Liga fixture against Almeria.
Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is expected to be sidelined between eight to 10 weeks after suffering a knee ligament rupture.
The NFL is investigating the Cincinnati Bengals over Joe Burrow's injury status this week after video emerged of him with a wrist support on before he was injured against the Baltimore Ravens.

Liverpool's plans of replacing Jurgen Klopp with club legend Xabi Alonso have been dealt a major blow by Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be a key bargaining chip for Tottenham in January as they seek to do a deal with Juventus for two players - forward Samuel Iling-Junior and left-back Andrea Cambiaso.

Royston Drenthe has announced he is retiring from football for a second time.

Gwangju FC boss Lee Jung-Hyo has claimed that Jung Ho-Yeon has sparked confusion over a potential move to Celtic - with the midfielder being the only one to tell him about a move.
Bologna striker Sydney van Hooijdonk has left the door open for a January exit with Celtic reportedly considering reviving their interest.

Tottenham have dropped their interest in Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney, 27, to pursue a January move for Barcelona and Brazil winger Raphinha, 26. (Football Transfers)

Toney feels he has a "debt to repay" to Brentford and is torn about leaving the club in January despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sun)

Manchester City want to talk to Norway striker Erling Haaland's representatives about a new contract and could try to increase the value of the release clause in the 23-year-old's deal rather than remove it entirely. (90 Min)

Tottenham forward Richarlison has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia but Spurs are not thinking about selling the 26-year-old Brazil international in January. (Football Insider)

Juventus have held talks with Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, over a potential move. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Newcastle United are open to signing Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, on a permanent deal in January if they are blocked from getting him on loan. (90min)

Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sane says he has not thought about his future and wants to focus on this season; the 27-year-old Germany forward has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester City.(Metro)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to raid one of his former clubs and bring Chelsea's English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, and French centre-back Malang Sarr, 24, to Serie A. (Calciomercato, via Metro)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle are interested in £26m-rated Genoa and Romania defender Radu Dragusin, 21. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 21, wants to return to Barcelona despite his impressive form while on loan at Brighton. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are hoping to extend manager Carlo Ancelotti's contract at the club, with the 64-year-old Italian's current deal set to expire at the end of the season. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has heaped praise on sporting director Dougie Freedman, but said there have been no talks with Manchester United over a potential departure. (Rest Is Football podcast, via Mail)

Atalanta's head of senior recruitment Lee Congerton is one of the names being considered by Sir Jim Ratcliffe for a sporting director role at Manchester United. (Telegraph, via Mirror)

Fulham are plotting a January move for 18-year-old Club Bruges and Norway forward Antonio Nusa. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 19 November 2023 07:48, UK


Everton reportedly face a further nine-point deduction if Burnley, Leicester and Leeds are successful with their £300m compensation claim.
Manchester United have received a timely injury boost with goalkeeper Andre Onana expected to be fit to face Everton next weekend, according to a report.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Formula One on behalf of 35,000 fans who were told to leave Las Vegas practice on Thursday night in between sessions.
Liverpool have flown Luis Diaz's parents to UK to spend Christmas with their son just days after they survived a kidnapping ordeal in their native Colombia.
Ben Stokes has handed England an injury scare ahead of their tour of India in January after he suffered a twisted ankle during fitness training and left Headingley on crutches.
Leicester City, Burnley, Southampton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all considering taking action after Everton were handed a 10-point deduction

Manchester United are using an American recruitment firm to find them a new top talent spotter.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a double transfer swoop on Chelsea as he eyes up a pair of outcasts, with Roma interested in Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr.
Tom Aspinall turned the tables on infamous interviewer Nina Drama in a moment dubbed "painfully awkward".
Former Manchester City advisor Stefan Borson says "all hell will break loose" if Premier League charges against the club are proven, and he expects them to be relegated from the top flight if that is the case.
David de Gea has turned down an offer from Cristiano Ronaldo's side Al-Nassr worth around £500,000 per week because his wife does not want to move to Saudi Arabia and could instead end link up with Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.
Arsenal fans have been left brimming with excitement after 15-year-old prodigy Chido Obi-Martin scored 10 goals in their U16 game with Liverpool which ended 14-3. He has already featured at advanced age groups up to U21.
Brentford are hoping to land exciting Argentina U20 star Santiago Castro as a potential replacement for Ivan Toney, whose future with the club remains in question.
Wolves have already started seeking a replacement for goalkeeper Jose Sa, who is one of the latest players being targeted by Saudi Arabia.

The Sunday Times has seen testimonies from former English Premiership players which form part of the class action lawsuit being launched against World Rugby, the RFU and Welsh Rugby Union.
The Scottish Rugby Union has issued a public apology to the family of Siobhan Cattigan, the former Scotland forward who died suddenly almost exactly two years ago.
Andre Gray, who joined Al-Riyadh in September, says criticism of the Saudi Pro League is "ignorant" and feels there is an agenda against football in the Kingdom.
Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced

Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe insists Luis Enrique will have "no problem" with him after the manager picked holes in his hat-trick display against Reims.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is closing in on agreeing a $33-a-share deal with the Glazers as the Ineos chief prepares to buy a 25 per cent in Manchester United.
New Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe will put himself on a collision course with manager Erik ten Hag if he tries to force the Dutchman to make his peace with Jadon Sancho.
Brighton loanee Ansu Fati appears determined to return to Barcelona next summer, dealing a blow to other Premier League clubs who want to sign him on a permanent basis.
Newcastle United are preparing to make an offer for Santos star Marcos Leonardo, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid and Roma.
Tottenham are unlikely to make a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney in January to focus their efforts on signing Barcelona's former Leeds United forward Raphinha.
West Ham United are ready to revive their interest in Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke in January after failing with an approach over the summer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks with Hee-Chan Hwang over a new contract.
Weston McKennie has departed the USMNT camp to recover from a knee injury.
A pre-match row over ticket prices at Saturday's fixture between Accrington Stanley and Wrexham has seen home chairman Andy Holt brand the visitors "stupid" for making "mis-timed statements".

Manchester United have been tipped to offload centre-back Raphael Varane in January.
Bruno Fernandes has told Manchester United to sign fellow Portugal star Joao Neves.
Luis Diaz's parents have landed in the UK after they were kidnapped and later released. They will spend Christmas with their son after the ordeal.
Chelsea have joined the race to sign Real Betis youngster Assane Diao after speaking to his family about a potential move to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.
Arsenal could have a defensive set up for the ages if they sign Sporting centre-back Ousmane Diomande.
Manchester United could replace Casemiro with 22-year-old Brazil international Andre.
Manchester United are waiting to see what transpires with Everton in January, where any fire sale could see the Old Trafford club make their move for defender Jarrad Branthwaite and midfielder Amadou Onana.
Reports in Italy have suggested Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants two Chelsea players in January - defenders Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr.

Farhad Moshiri is facing the prospect of hundreds of millions being wiped off his Everton sale to 777 Partners as the club's 10-point deduction triggers lawsuits from rival clubs.
Formula One has refused to apologise or issue refunds to disgruntled Las Vegas Grand Prix fans who witnessed just eight minutes of track action on a farcical opening day.
Maro Itoje could be on his way out of the England picture with his Saracens future in doubt over a pay cut demand - his most likely destination would be France.

Ex-Celtic star Jota could end his Al Ittihad nightmare with a move to Newcastle.
Jose Cifuentes was allowed to return early to Rangers after a suspension ruled him out of Ecuador's second match of the international break.

Former Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, has turned down a potential £500,000-a-week deal and the chance to be reunited with former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi club Al-Nassr. (Sun)

Inter Miami are one of the clubs offering De Gea the chance to resume his career as he remains without a club after leaving Manchester United last summer. (Star)

West Ham have joined Newcastle in the race to sign Kalvin Phillips, with Manchester City open to letting the England midfielder, 27, leave on loan or on a permanent deal in January. (Football Insider)

Fulham are likely to pursue other options before considering a potential move for RB Leizpig's Germany striker Timo Werner, 27, in January. (Football Insider)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 38, has decided to move to the Saudi Pro League when his contract with Real Madrid ends next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle United are weighing up a swoop for Stuttgart's in-form Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, 27.(Football Insider)

West Ham are set to revive their interest in Bournemouth's English striker Dominic Solanke, 26. (Mirror)

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen says he is keeping his options open about his future but the club could look to sell the 21-year-old Dutchman in January if he does not sign a contract extension by then. (AD, via 90 Min)

Tottenham, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton, Brentford and West Ham are among the clubs watching Motherwell's 17-year-old Scottish midfielder Lennon Miller. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham are also keeping a close eye on Sunderland midfielder Jobe Bellingham, 18, the younger brother of England star Jude. (Football Insider)

Tottenham forward Alejo Veliz is a target for Serie A club Bologna, with the 20-year-old Argentine striker having failed to force his way into Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou's plans since his summer move from Rosario Central. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have hired a Los Angeles-based agency to help them recruit for a new 'emerging talent scout' role. (Sun)

Everton face being forced into administration and another nine-point penalty if rival clubs are successful with compensation claims against them. (Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate says he will be able to take "fewer gambles" over the fitness of players when he selects his squad for Euro 2024. (Standard)


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Sep 19, 2012
Monday 20 November 2023 07:39, UK


Manchester United will prioritise the signing of a new central defender in January.
Reported incoming scout Marcel Bout has made it his mission to find the next Erling Haaland or Jude Bellingham for Newcastle United.
Former Arsenal chief David Dein has accused Mikel Arteta of damaging the Gunners' image with his stinging rant against VAR, and instead of backing him up with a club statement, he says he would discipline the Spaniard if he was still in charge.
Manchester United legend David Beckham is keen to make former Red Devils star David De Gea the next major signing at Inter Miami.
PSG forward Hugo Etike is set to turn his back on France thanks to the influence of Samuel Eto'o.

Rico Lewis could make his England debut at left back on Monday night against North Macedonia after Kieran Trippier's withdrawal from the squad.
Everton's next set of accounts will come under fresh scrutiny after the Premier League confirmed that clubs can be punished for breaching profit and sustainability rules in consecutive seasons.

Erling Haaland will be fit to face Liverpool next weekend with the Manchester City striker's latest injury not considered to be serious, according to reports.
Bruno Fernandes has dispelled rumours linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia by explaining how 'happy' he is at Manchester United despite the club's difficult run of form.
Roberto Firmino's father passed away on Saturday night during a family trip to Dubai.
Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced
The Premier League's 'Big Six' are set to profit further with plans to reportedly alter the distribution of prize money.
Ukraine head coach Serhiy Rebrov has criticised UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin after he said it would be a 'disaster' if Italy fail to qualify for Euro 2024.
Everton fans have raised more than £33,000 to go towards protests over their 10-point deduction handed down by the Premier League, with supporters' groups set to produce banners and flags for their next game against Manchester United on Sunday.
Gabriel Jesus has made a welcome return from injury with Brazil ahead of a crucial run of fixtures at club level for Arsenal.
PFA chief executive Maheta Molango has claimed that international players are at 'breaking point' after a new report revealed that those involved in last year's World Cup spent an average of eight days longer out through injury following the mid-season tournament in Qatar.
Tottenham are keen on a move for Barcelona's Raphinha in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
Reece James has insisted that he 'hasn't felt this good in a long time' having finally recovered from a lengthy lay-off due to injury.

Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Dusan Vlahovic in January, according to reports.
Manchester City are being warned they could face their D-day over financial fair play as early as next year - and "all hell will break loose" if they lose.
Barcelona have suffered a massive blow after wonderkid Gavi hobbled off with a serious looking knee injury while playing for Spain.
The first winter World Cup cost Premier League clubs a whopping £255m in "lost" wages.
Ivan Toney was on target for Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Manchester United are reportedly prepared to triple Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid wages in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford.
Bologna are interested in signing Tottenham forward Alejo Veliz on loan, according to reports.
Real Madrid legend Luka Modric looks set to leave the club this summer, according to reports.

Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann has hinted at Kai Havertz playing as a left-back again in the future after his performance during the 3-2 defeat to Turkey last night.

Mohamed Salah was escorted off of the pitch while on international duty with Egypt over the weekend.
Tottenham and Newcastle have joined the lengthy queue of clubs jostling to sign Motherwell midfielder Lennon Miller in January.
Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign sought-after defender Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.
Arsenal are reportedly set to be forced to alter their January transfer plans as they are no longer leading the race for Fluminense star Andre.

The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' are at odds with rivals over the long-awaited £130m pyramid rescue package as a wealth-gap row reignites after the Everton crisis.
Premier League clubs are waiting nervously to find out whether or not their England stars avoid injuries on North Macedonia's controversial pitch.

Steve Parish has insisted there have been no talks between Dougie Freedman and Manchester United.

Celtic forgotten man Marco Tilio will consider a January loan if he doesn't get first-team action before January.
Fenerbahce president Ali Koç has reportedly performed a sensational U-turn and green lit an exit for Ryan Kent after crunch talks with manager Ismail Kartal.

Derek Adams could be set for a stunning third spell as Ross County boss.

Manchester United are willing to triple Antoine Griezmann's wages in a bid to sign the France forward, 32, from Atletico Madrid in January. (El Nacional, via Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus could be open to selling 20-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, who has been a target for Tottenham, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa are exploring a potential January move for Athletic Bilbao's Ghana forward Inaki Williams, 29. (Football Insider)

Portugal forward Bruno Fernandes, 29, has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester United despite rumours linking him with a switch to Saudi Arabia. (90min)

Tottenham and Chelsea hold an ongoing interest in Fulham target Antonio Nusa, the 18-year-old Norway forward who is impressing at Club Brugge. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United could come back in for Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will make a move to sign 24-year-old Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who has been linked with Arsenal, from Real Sociedad next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Roma are ready to consider offers for former England centre-back Chris Smalling, 33, in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

AC Milan will try to boost their attacking options in January and could make a move for Lille's Canada forward Jonathan David, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona and Real Madrid are considering a move for Bayern Munich's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 27. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are considering signing a forward on loan or permanently in January after Vinicius Jr, 23, was injured on international duty with Brazil, with RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 27, a potential target. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona could receive up to 5m euros (£4.4m) in compensation after midfielder Gavi, 19, was injured playing for Spain. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' have been told to pay more towards the 'rescue package' for England's football pyramid after Everton were given a 10-point deduction. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 21 November 2023 07:37, UK


Bayern Munich have been told it's 'possible' Manchester United would allow Raphael Varane to move on in January.
Eden Hazard was offered a £50m contract to play in Saudi Arabia before opting to retire, claims former team-mate John Obi Mikel.
Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has warned Everton's recent points deduction for breaching the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules could spell "disaster" for Manchester City and Chelsea.
Jorginho's agent admits contract talks are "at a standstill" with a decision on the player's Arsenal future to come after February.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is likely to adopt a more hands-on approach once his deal for a minority stake in Manchester United is ratified.
Bruno Fernandes revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'sent him a hug' through Iceland head coach, Age Hareide, following Portugal's 2-0 win in Lisbon on Sunday night.
Two Manchester United fans were allegedly struck by concrete that fell from the Old Trafford ceiling during the women's Manchester derby on Sunday.
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney has detailed the effects last season's promotion run had on his health - including a double stye near his eye.
Juventus' hopes of signing Jadon Sancho could be boosted by former executive Jean-Claude Blanc - the Ineos chief set to replace Richard Arnold at Manchester United.

Andre Onana is reported to be hopeful of being fit for Manchester United's Premier League fixture with Everton on Sunday despite suffering an injury playing for Cameroon.
Manchester United football director John Murtough will be replaced once Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment is given the green light, according to reports.
Leeds United owners, 49ers Enterprises, have sold a minority stake of the 104-year-old club to Seattle Kraken investors, Chris and Ted Ackerley.
Everton's hopes of Tottenham waiving a £10m fee for Dele Alli have receded after they blamed them for over-spending that has resulted in the Toffees being docked 10 points.
The Hundred is set to expand to 10 teams, with the other eight counties offered the chance to form a second division and the theoretical possibility of promotion, as part of a £1bn relaunch of the competition.
Former Barcelona and AC Milan star Ronaldinho is reportedly facing the seizure of two properties in Brazil to pay off alleged tax debts.
The FA are to explore options of luring Arsenal wonderkid Chido Obi-Martin, who netted 10 goals against Liverpool Under-16s on Saturday, back to representing England.
Lionel Messi's match worn World Cup final jersey is among a collection of his Argentina shirts that will go to auction for an expected world record sale of more than £8m.

Bayern Munich are reportedly considering a shock swoop for Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Timo Werner is reportedly being considered as an option for Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

West Ham are furious amid fears Michail Antonio has suffered a long-term injury on international duty with Jamaica.
Manchester United will launch a pioneering new scheme early next year designed to improve the support available to academy graduates who have left the club.
At least four teams in a Sheffield women's football league are boycotting matches after a club fielded a transgender player accused of causing a season-ending injury to an opponent.
The Premier League's failure to adopt a detailed "sanction policy" for its financial rules could form a key plank of Everton's appeal against an unprecedented 10-point deduction.

The Premier League may be forced to delay a landmark £915m settlement between the Premier League and the lower divisions that had been due to be confirmed on Tuesday.
Ben Earl is at risk of missing the start of England's 2024 Six Nations campaign, having suffered a knee injury that could keep him out for up to three months.
The reduction in points awarded for a draw in the County Championship is to be reversed after only one season amid fears that players will lose the art of battling to save a match.

Everton could be punished again by the Premier League if their next set of accounts fall foul of profit and sustainability rules, according to reports.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol answers all the key questions surrounding Everton's points deduction for a breach of the Premier League's financial rules
Former Liverpool player Jason McAteer has called on Roy Keane to join him in the ring and settle their differences with a £2m boxing match.
A statement from the Egyptian FA has explained why Mohamed Salah was targeted by pitch invaders during their 2-0 victory against Sierra Leone in Liberia on Sunday.
Fluminense midfielder Andre is reportedly set to join Fulham 'in the coming days' with Marco Silva's side set to secure the signature of one of South America's most sought-after stars.
Antoine Griezmann reportedly will not be leaving Atletico Madrid for Manchester United in January, despite rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford.
Chelsea are reportedly complicating matters for Xabi Alonso by joining the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong.

Evan Ferguson's latest long-term contract with Brighton & Hove Albion does not include a release clause.
Atlanta and Miami will host prominent matches for the 2024 Copa America, with Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium set to host the tournament opener on June 20 and Miami's Hard Rock Stadium to host the final on July 14.
The Australia men's football team will donate a percentage of their match fees from their World Cup qualifier against Palestine towards humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is on track to make his comeback against Brentford this weekend.
Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto have boosted Chelsea by returning from injury, but Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia remain out.

Interim US women's national team manager Twila Kilgore has omitted World Cup winner Alex Morgan from her 26-player squad for the upcoming friendlies against China.

Luis Palma has moved to allay injury fears for Celtic by smiling through the pain with his Honduras doctors.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been banned by UEFA from selling away tickets to fans when they face Aberdeen at Pittodrie next month.
Brentford are keeping a close eye on Ross McCausland's Rangers contract situation.

Celtic are on the trail of South African wonderkid Luke Baartman.
Saudi Pro League bosses have spoken to Al Ittihad about axing former Celtic star Jota from their squad - and warned they could face "legal and financial consequences" for their actions.

Chelsea are considering a big-money move for Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, 27, in the January transfer window. (Football.London)

Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United all sent representatives to watch Napoli's 22-year-old Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia during their 3-1 defeat by Spain on Sunday. (90min)

Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs expected to show interest in 20-year-old Brazilian forward Marcos Leonardo, whose agent says will look to leave Santos in January. (Evening Standard)

Benfica have no plans to enter negotiations over 19-year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Neves, who has been watched by Manchester United, with the player's buyout clause £105m. (Fabrizio Romano)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, says "there will be time to talk" about his Paris St-Germain future as he prepares to enter the final months of his contract with the Ligue 1 club. (Telefoot, via Mail)

Bayern Munich might consider a move for Manchester United's France centre-back Raphael Varane, 30. (Sky Germany - in German)

Liverpool will not entertain offers for Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 26, despite reports in Spain that they may sanction a swap deal with Barcelona for Brazil forward Raphinha, 26. (Football Insider)

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso does not have a release clause in his contract allowing him to join one of his former teams, the club's CEO has said, amid reports the Spaniard, 41, could move to Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. (Talksport)

Tottenham are ready to offer Roma £26m for Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante, 28. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Teamtalk)

Manchester United are planning to replace football director John Murtough as part of significant changes which will accompany Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment in the club. (MEN)

Tottenham are unhappy with Everton's claim that their refusal to pay £80m for Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, caused the Toffees to breach the Premier League's spending rules. (Mail)

West Ham are said to be furious amid fears Michail Antonio has suffered a long-term injury on international duty with Jamaica. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Girona director Quique Carcel says the club would be keen to re-sign Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu, 32, from Barcelona. (90min)


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Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, is not expected to leave Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal in January amid links with Newcastle United. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Bernardo Silva has hinted he could try to persuade 19-year-old compatriot Joao Neves to join Manchester City despite Manchester United's interest in the Benfica midfielder. (MEN)

City's Portugal midfielder Silva, 29, says he would like to return to play for Benfica before he finishes his career. (CNN, via TalkSport)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will not let French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, leave the club until the summer transfer window. (Sun)

Juventus are hopeful that 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic will agree to sign a contract extension at the club despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester United. (90min)

Chelsea are hoping they will be able to sell Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku next summer, with Roma keen to make the 30-year-old's loan move permanent. (Evening Standard)

France forward Antoine Griezmann will not be joining Manchester United and the 32-year-old's only focus is Atletico Madrid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham will let Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, leave to join Bayern Munich in January for less than the 60-65m euros (£52m-£56m) the club originally wanted. (Florian Plettenberg, Sky Germany)

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has made it clear he does not want to join a Saudi Pro League club but the 33-year-old could move to Major League Soccer in 2024. (90min)

Bayern Munich are pushing to sign Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu next summer but Arsenal do not want to let the 25-year-old go. (Florian Plettenberg, Sky Germany)

The delay of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's proposed minority takeover at Manchester United has increased fears at Old Trafford that the club's January transfer plans could be ruined. (Mirror)

Some Manchester United players believe the team's poor start to the season was caused by manager Erik ten Hag overworking the squad in pre-season. (Guardian)

Liverpool's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, is among the options Barcelona could consider as they look to replace injured 19-year-old Spain international Gavi. (90min)

Tottenham's Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 27, has also emerged as a loan option for Barcelona, who are unlikely to look for a permanent replacement for Gavi despite receiving up to £6m in compensation from Fifa following his injury on international duty. (Mail)

Arsenal could allow Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, 23, to join French club Marseille on loan. (Mirror)

Juventus and Brazil centre-back Gleison Bremer, 26, says he is keen to play in the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The FA says it is prepared to review evidence of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Jermain Defoe. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool are leading the push for the Premier League to resolve Manchester City's financial fair play case. (Football Insider)


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Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 23 November 2023 07:36, UK


Erling Haaland is increasingly confident he will be fit to lead Manchester City's line when they return to Premier League action against Liverpool on Saturday.
Manchester United will sell defender Raphael Varane to the highest bidder next summer in order to get him off their wage bill.
Sir Alex Ferguson has put his £3.5m home in Wilmslow up for sale.
England are set to hit the road again before next summer's Euros with St James's Park in the frame to host a friendly.
Manchester United are targeting Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo and Sporting Lisbon's Goncalo Inacio to replace Raphael Varane.
Part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's grand plan to bring success back to Manchester United will involve copying the structure of Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is poised to continue his squad overhaul over the course of the next two transfer windows, with as many as 13 players set to leave Old Trafford.

Manchester United face being barred from European competition next season if both they and Nice, owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, finish in the Champions League places and the French side finish in a higher position.
Tony Woodcock says England will have a more rested Harry Kane at Euro 2024 next summer thanks to his move to Bayern Munich.
A PFA report into the controversial drug snus is expected to be made public before the New Year and could potentially lead to a blanket ban.
Reports in the Netherlands have suggested injured Arsenal defender Jurrien Timber will not be back in action in time to force his way into their Euro 2024 squad.
The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Mirror's John Cross debate whether the FA were right to stop lighting the Wembley arch for political issues
Manchester United were mocked by a massive Checkatrade billboard outside Old Trafford saying they would be able to find someone to fix the leaky roof inside the stadium but couldn't fix their leaky defence.
Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is open to managing in the Saudi Pro League.
Everton face selling star names such as Jordan Pickford in January.

Graham Potter has turned down the chance to become Sweden's new national team head coach according to reports in the Scandinavian country.
Everton are unhappy that the £300m compensation claim from Burnley, Leeds and Leicester will be heard by the same disciplinary panel that docked them 10 points.
Premier League bosses have been warned they are at risk of touchline bans, while clubs are risking bigger fines as the FA promises to get tough on criticism of referees.
Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann has been accused of telling goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to feign injury during their 2-0 defeat by neighbours Austria on Tuesday, whose media have also labelled him "weak" and "pathetic".
Mikel Arteta has been granted an extension until Friday morning to respond to his FA charge for comments made after Arsenal's defeat by Newcastle earlier this month.
Former Ireland international Stephen Kelly admits he wasn't surprised to hear that the Football Association of Ireland won't be renewing Stephen Kenny's contract
The judge leading an investigation into former Spanish FA head Luis Rubiales for alleged sexual assault and coercion has summoned Jenni Hermoso to testify on November 28.
Lewis Hamilton held talks with Red Bull and Ferrari before signing his new deal with Mercedes and was reportedly open to joining forces with chief rival Max Verstappen.
LIV Golf stars are growing increasingly confident that Jon Rahm will join the Saudi-backed tour despite a series of dismissals of that happening since the split.
Following Harry Maguire's recent upturn in form, a Ghanaian MP has apologised for previously using the Manchester United defender to mock a political rival last year
Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto has been given a six-month suspended sentence after admitting to illegally accessing confidential information on Paris Saint-Germain.
Nike have reiterated the sportswear giant no longer has a relationship with Mason Greenwood, after the on-loan Getafe forward shared social media posts featuring the brand's trainers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's son, Vincent, has been named in a boot camp for the Sweden Under-15s.
More than 120 MPs have accepted a total of £340,000 worth of sporting freebies over the past year.
Richard Cockerill is on a three-man shortlist to take on the head coach role of ambitious Georgia just days after being dramatically sacked by French club side Montpellier.

Referees chief Howard Webb has told Premier League officials they must clamp down on players waving imaginary cards and enforce directives penalising dissent.
Government patience is said to be "wearing thin" on the Premier League's long-awaited New Deal as clubs remain at odds over how to foot the bill.
The esteemed coach who put Serena Williams on the path to greatness wants to help revive Emma Raducanu's career by making her "bulletproof".

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has earmarked Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo as one of two possible replacements for Raphael Varane if the Frenchman leaves Old Trafford in the summer.

The FA is looking into allegations of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a 2008 transfer which took Jermain Defoe from Tottenham to Portsmouth and is reported to have used an unlicensed broker.
Novak Djokovic has said he thinks the ATP's failure to stop different tournaments using different balls is leading to a rise in injuries on the tour.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol says Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to securing a significant stake in Manchester United, but news is not expected until next week
Rugby union's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals could be held in Amsterdam or Lisbon in 2025 with a decision expected in the first three months of next year.
Gabriel Jesus says goals are not his "strong point" as the Arsenal forward responded to criticism about his poor scoring record for Brazil.
England's Under-17 World Cup run ended in shock fashion on Wednesday with defeat to Uzbekistan.

USMNT and Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie believes he has emerged stronger from a loan spell at Leeds United during which he felt he "let people down".
Markel Zubizarreta has been confirmed as Spain's new director of women's football, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have confirmed.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Brazilian youngster Guilherme Ruck, the 14-year-old star of Real Valladolid's youth academy.

The Blackpool forward, Jake Daniels, has said it was a "slap in the face" when Jordan Henderson moved to play in Saudi Arabia.

Tottenham could see any hope of signing Raphinha go up in smoke with reports claiming the Brazilian may be heading to the Saudi Pro League instead.
Chelsea are reportedly tracking Napoli duo Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen, who could each cost over £100m.
Manchester United hope to convince Casemiro to stay amid the player's intentions to retire in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

Livingston have no plans to follow Kilmarnock's lead and rip up their artificial surface and are more likely to renew it "when the time comes" according to chief executive Dave Black.
Celtic are reported to have scouted young Irish talent Sam Curtis amid significant interest in the St Patrick's Athletic teenager from the Premier League.
Reports in Turkey have suggested Sheffield United are leading the race to sign former Rangers winger Ryan Kent from Fenerbahce in January.
Scottish football chiefs have been urged to bin their own organised displays if they really want to win the war on pyro.
Brendan Rodgers has assured Celtic fans he is in charge of the club's signing policy - and has no plans to bring in any more 'project players' when he splashes out in the January sales.
Craig Levein insists he'll relish Tynecastle's wrath when returning with St Johnstone on Saturday.

Newcastle United are monitoring Dominic Calvert-Lewin's situation at Everton as the England striker, 26, is on their list of potential targets for next summer. (TeamTalk)

Fulham have moved ahead of Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre, while Wolfsburg's Denmark striker Jonas Wind, 24, is also among the club's targets. (Standard)

Manchester United are preparing for another squad clearout in 2024, with more than 10 players set to leave across the winter and summer transfer windows. (MEN)

As many as 15 players could depart United, with England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, expected to be the first to leave next year. (Star)

Manchester City are working to persuade striker Erling Haaland, 23, to sign a new deal, but an agreement with the Norway international is not imminent. (TeamTalk)

Chelsea have joined a number of clubs in tracking 22-year-old Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. (ESPN)

Chelsea are also keeping tabs on Feyenoord's Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez, 22, and Real Betis' Senegal winger Assane Diao, 18, in anticipation of the January transfer window. (FootballTransfers)

Former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter has turned down the chance to manage the Sweden national team as he wants to return to club management. (Aftonbladet, via Metro)

Tottenham's list of potential targets in January could include Crystal Palace's England centre-back Marc Guehi, 23, and Everton's England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21. (Mail)

Arsenal have decided to sign a new marquee striker in 2024 - but that business could have to wait until the summer window. (Football Insider)

Italy midfielder Jorginho's contract extension talks with Arsenal are at a standstill, according to the 31-year-old's agent. (Mail)

Club America and Uruguay defender Sebastian Caceres, 24, has emerged as Tottenham's priority signing in the January transfer window. (Football.London)

AC Milan are interested in a loan move for Chelsea's 22-year-old France defender Benoit Badiashile, while the Italian club will also contact Arsenal over the availability of Poland defender Jakub Kiwior, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are open to selling English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24. (Football.London)

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in signing Brighton and Germany midfielder Pascal Gross, 32. (Sky Sports Germany)

Manchester United could be banned from Europe next season as a result of the expected minority takeover by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whose Ineos group also owns French club Nice. (Sun)

American investment firm 777 Partners is prepared to re-enter negotiations with Everton over the price of its takeover following the Premier League club's points deduction. (Football Insider)

The FA has confirmed it is looking into allegations of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Tottenham, Portsmouth and former England striker Jermain Defoe. (Times - subscription required


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Sep 19, 2012
Friday 24 November 2023 07:17, UK


Former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is much admired by Sir Jim Ratcliffe as he ponders appointing a new face to that role at Manchester United once his investment in the club is ratified.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol says Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to securing a significant stake in Manchester United, but news is not expected until next week.

Manchester United will not let Raphael Varane leave in January on loan but could countenance a permanent departure for a fee between £18m and £26m.

Declan Rice has been elevated into England's senior leadership group, joining Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker ahead of Euro 2024 after becoming a key member of Gareth Southgate's squad.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe faces a crucial decision over the futures of Casemiro and Raphael Varane once he takes control of football operations at Manchester United.
Chelsea have joined a three-way transfer scrap for Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to reports.
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has called on the football authorities to hit aggressive bosses with tougher punishments to deter copycat behaviour on the touchlines.
Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri joked "only if I can smoke" when he was asked about the possibility of taking on a role in Saudi Arabia.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos is set to miss next week's Champions League clash with Newcastle because of a minor hamstring injury.
French rugby referee Mathieu Raynal has called for a crackdown on the abuse of officials or risk the sport heading in the same direction as football.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has been given a formal warning following his X-rated outburst at last weekend's Las Vegas Grand Prix when he lashed out after a comment that the cancellation of practice had been a "black eye" for the event.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has avoided serious injury after a major car crash in Brescia.
Eddie Hearn has confirmed Deontay Wilder's claim he offered $50m (£40m) to fight Anthony Joshua, but insists the showdown failed to materialise after the American's camp failed to send a contract.

Questions are being asked by lawyers and experts whether Manchester United and Wolves were investigated at all by the Premier League after being fined for breaching UEFA FFP rules.
Ayden Heaven became the latest Arsenal teenager to be handed a first-team training call when he worked with Mikel Arteta's squad on Thursday as they prepared to face Brentford.
Premier League referees are being helped by British Airways pilots to improve VAR.
European club chiefs are putting Uefa under pressure to rip up the rules that could ban Manchester United from next season's Champions League.
Newcastle will consider building a new stadium to satisfy the skyrocketing demand for tickets.

Brentford are determined to keep hold of returning striker Ivan Toney in January, a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea as they seek to improve their goalscoring options.
Sky Sports' Peter Smith and Lyall Thomas discuss whether Brentford striker Ivan Toney is worth the £100m price tag the club have given him
Mikel Arteta will defend himself against an FA charge on Friday with a growing feeling that Arsenal are being singled out.

Manchester United face losing another player to the Africa Cup of Nations in January after defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka was approached to play for DR Congo.
Arsenal have already made the decision to sign David Raya permanently from Brentford.
Chelsea have revealed that Wesley Fofana is back in training after rupturing his ACL back in July.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Harry Maguire for his response to criticism and insists the defender has proved why he should remain at Manchester United.

Liverpool are set to be able to use part of the Anfield Road upper tier when they face Manchester United on December 17, adding an extra 6,000 seats available subject to the necessary safety certificate being granted by the local council.

Premier League referees are being helped by pilots from British Airways to hone the art of communicating under pressure and improve their precision of language.
Blackpool forward Jake Daniels, the only openly gay footballer in British professional football, has hit out at Jordan Henderson over his move to Saudi Arabia, saying it was a "slap in the face" for the LGBTQ+ community.
Two-time Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard has admitted to missing an out of competition doping test in 2019 and says it was "not nice" to have the whereabouts failure on his record.

Manchester City and Liverpool have written to supporters warning against missile throwing and tragedy chanting ahead of the Saturday's crunch clash in the Premier League.
The Government has expressed its disappointment at the Football Association's decision to no longer light the Wembley arch for political or social causes.
Wolves have joined Brighton and Eintracht Frankfurt in showing interest in Viktoria Plzen's £10m-rated striker Rafiu Durosinmi.
Arsenal are planning to offer a new deal to versatile defender Takehiro Tomiyasu to stave off interest from Bayern Munich.
Plans to create a two-tier commercial structure at the top of women's football in England are back on after Championship clubs agreed to the latest set of proposals.
Max Verstappen has warned he will walk out on Formula 1 if the sport veers too far from its origins and feels it is a "tipping point" between the show and competition.
With rumours suggesting Lewis Hamilton might have joined Red Bull, Max Verstappen says he wouldn't have minded if the seven-time world champion was his team-mate
Middlesex are closing on the signing of promising Warwickshire bowler Henry Brookes despite being in such a tough financial position they have scheduled two T20 matches in Chelmsford next summer because of the costs of using a ground other than Lord's.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has opened up about his "trauma years", snooker at a crossroads and what the sport really means to him

Steve Bruce says he would not be surprised to see former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane secure a shock return to Old Trafford some 18 years after his acrimonious exit under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Bologna are preparing to add a striker to their squad in January which could open the door for Celtic to reignite their interest in summer target Sydney van Hooijdonk.
St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson remains hopeful of persuading star players Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain to extend their contracts with the Paisley club.
Jair Tavares has revealed the mental strain he was under after being frozen out of the Hibs squad by former boss Lee Johnson and vowed to repay Nick Montgomery for handing him a lifeline.

Real Madrid are ready to splash the cash next summer after setting their sights on Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, and Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23. (AS - in Spanish)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe admires former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and is keen on him being part of Manchester United's revamped football operations as the British billionaire's acquisition of 25% of the Red Devils edges closer. (Independent)

Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, 21, is open to joining Manchester City after the treble winners were linked with an interest in the Netherlands Under-21 international. (Football Insider)

Arsenal will reject any approach for Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, 25, with German champions Bayern Munich interested. (Standard)

Arsenal have also agreed to meet the buy-out clause of on-loan Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, 28, with the Spain international set to become a permanent signing in January for £27m. (Fabrizio Romano)

Granada are hoping to tie 22-year-old Spanish winger Bryan Zaragoza to a new contract with a 20m euros release clause, amid interest from Brentford and RB Leipzig. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Arsenal and several Saudi clubs are interested in Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 23, but Wolves will demand a fee of at least £60m. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are also looking to reinforce at centre-back, with Nice's France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, and Sporting Lisbon's Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio, 22, seen as ideal replacements for ex-France international Raphael Varane, 30. (Sun)

Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, could be on his way out of Manchester United in January as the Red Devils look to revamp their squad. (Teamtalk)

Wolves also face a fight to hold on to versatile defender Rayan Ait-Nouri after Chelsea added the 22-year-old Algeria international to their shortlist. (90min)

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Palmeiras' Brazilian winger Estevao Willian, 16, who is said to have a £52m release clause. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brazil's football federation still expects former Chelsea and Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to take over as the country's head coach at the end of 2023-24 season, despite fresh rumours he could stay on as Real Madrid with his Bernabeu contract set to expire next summer. (Goal Brasil - in Portuguese)

Real Betis winger Assane Diao, 18, has emerged as a target for Brentford and the Premier League club could move for the Spain Under-21 international in January. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, is considering an offer to play for DR Congo at next year's Africa Cup of Nations. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle and Wolves could compete for Senegalese defender Arouna Sangante, 21, after he caught the eye in Ligue 1 with Le Havre. (Football Insider)

Wolves have been scouting 20-year-old Nigerian Rafiu Durosinmi, but Eintracht Frankfurt are also interested in the £10m-rated Viktoria Plzen striker. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona are keen on signing Tottenham's Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 27, as they look to find cover for injured Spain midfielder Gavi, 19. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Fluminense head coach Fernando Diniz says the exit of 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre is "imminent", with reports having claimed Fulham are leading the race for his signature. (ESPN Brazil - in Portuguese)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Saturday's newspapers


Manchester United and Chelsea have joined what is turning into a Premier League bidding war for 16-year-old Brazil talent Messinho, who currently plays for Palmeiras.

Mauricio Pochettino will fork out thousands of pounds by taking players and staff out for dinner following his three yellow cards for unruly behaviour this season.

Former Liverpool star Jose Enrique feels only Manchester United deciding they are a long-term project will keep Erik ten Hag in his role by the time the 2023-24 season ends.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol says Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to securing a significant stake in Manchester United, but news is not expected until next week


Barcelona will be looking to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window after confirmation that teenage star Gavi suffered a torn ACL while on international duty with Spain.

Pep Guardiola promised he will stay in charge of Manchester City even if they are relegated to League One if found guilty of breaching Premier League financial rules.

Mason Mount is unlikely to be available for Manchester United first-team action until Christmas after suffering a calf injury.

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou admits he has been "frustrated" at being dismissed in managerial circles just for his Australian background and wonders if the door might have been shut on managers from the country if he had struggled at Celtic.

Jude Bellingham's rise to the top of football's megastars could next see him sign a multi-million pound endorsement with French fashion house Louis Vuitton.

Eyebrows were raised within the Football Association when Barnsley did not even request a personal hearing over their ineligible player charge which saw them expelled from the FA Cup.


Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson has revealed his incredible journey to stardom at Stamford Bridge and says he was still playing football in bare feet in Senegal as recently as six years ago.

Erik ten Hag's agent Kees Vos will be back in court in the Netherlands next month, facing one of his former clients Stefan de Vrij in an appeal against a £4m-plus payout he was ordered to make in damages over the SEG agency's handling of his free transfer move to Inter Milan in 2018.

Surrey chairman Oli Slipper is keen to embrace The Hundred further but wants a rebrand of the Oval Invincibles, potentially just using their county name instead.


Tickets for England's high-profile friendly with Brazil were sold out before even reaching the stage where they would be made available to the general public.

Real Madrid have already "made contact" with Roberto de Zerbi - according to a report in Spain - as they seek to get a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti in place by the time his current deal expires next summer.


Premier League stars have been complaining to the PFA that a sharp rise in injuries, in particular muscular strains and pulls, are being caused by the time it takes to make VAR decisions.


Newcastle United want Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips and PSG striker Hugo Ekitike in January but any deals will have to be done in the loan market because of FFP rules.

Novak Djokovic has slammed anti-doping officials for the "shameful" decision to notify him he had been selected for testing 90 minutes before his Davis Cup clash with Cameron Norrie.

David Gower would be open to becoming the next chairman of the MCC after emerging as a possible contender.


Celtic are set to make a renewed effort to sign Brondby striker Mathias Kvistgaarden in January.

Barry Ferguson believes his nephew Lewis could be on the move to a "massive" club as early as January amid reported interest from Juventus in the Bologna captain.

Newcastle will make loan moves for Manchester City's 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Times - subscription required)

Eddie Howe's side also have an interest in Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, and Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 26. (Teamtalk)

Brentford have no intention of selling England striker Ivan Toney, 27, in January despite strong interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Mirror)

Manchester United have made Everton's England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, their prime defensive target in 2024. (Teamtalk)

Clubs in the Saudi Pro League are considering a £17m move for Manchester United and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 31, in January. (Caught Offside)

Leeds United are in talks with English midfielder Archie Gray, and are set to reject any interest in the 17-year-old during the January transfer window with Liverpool, Everton and Crystal Palace among those thought to be interested. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid are set to offer boss Carlos Ancelotti, 64, a new contract in an attempt to keep him at the club amid interest from Brazil. (90min)

Barcelona boss Xavi has rejected claims that Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 33, will leave the club for Saudi Arabia in January. (

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Bayern Munich have moved ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea in the race for Schalke and Germany's Assan Ouedraogo, 17. (Teamtalk)

AC Milan are considering a move for Manchester City and Brazil right-back Yan Couto, 21, who is on loan at La Liga side Girona. (Calciomercato)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26, is also expecting to be offered a new deal by Inter Milan, after turning down interest from the Saudi Pro League last summer. (Tuttosport via Football Italia)

Manchester City's England Under-17 forward Joel Ndala, 17, is attracting interest from Premier League and European clubs, both for loans and permanent transfers. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Steve Cooper needs a win as Nottingham Forest manager with the club's ambitious owner growing increasingly frustrated.
Brighton's Lewis Dunk was shown a straight red - not a second yellow - against Nottingham Forest because his language to the referee was personally abusive.
The Glazer family is spending £250,000 a week in legal and consultancy fees in a bid to sell a share of Manchester United to Sir Jim Ratcliffe - more than they pay club captain Bruno Fernandes.

Chelsea want to sign a new striker for Mauricio Pochettino in the January transfer window but Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney could now prove to be out of reach.
Liverpool are due to pay Benfica an extra £8.5m for Darwin Nunez after he made his 60th appearance for the club in the 1-1 draw at Manchester City.
Manchester United's assistant coach Mitchell van der Gaag will fill in for Erik ten Hag at Everton with the Dutchman dealing with a touchline ban.
The former agent of Yaya Toure has not been contacted by the independent commission investigating the Premier League's 115 charges against Manchester City.

England legend Sarah Taylor is set to leave her role as wicketkeeping coach as the exodus from Sussex continues.
The Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has branded England's "Bazball" approach to cricket a "load of ****" as the tensions from this summer's epic Ashes series continued.
The irony of Serbia's dominant win over Great Britain on Thursday is that Novak Djokovic, the world's best player, flirted with becoming a British citizen when he was still a teenager.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti refused to rule out a move to the Brazil national team next summer and suggested his future would be clarified "soon".

Aaron Ramsdale is top of Wolves' January wishlist as a replacement for Jose Sa, but the cash-strapped side want to wait until the summer to pay for the Arsenal 'keeper.
It was almost a nightmare return to the team for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after his hesitation nearly lead to a Brentford goal

Jude Bellingham is reportedly set to land a "a multi-million-pound endorsement deal with Louis Vuitton" after his incredible start at Real Madrid.
Derby are braced for bids to whisk away top talent Cruz Allen, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle on the midfielder's trail.
Pep Guardiola plans to sign Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco - then loan him out to his old pal Enzo Maresca at Leicester.
Eddie Hearn reckons Tyson Fury's best days are behind him after his lacklustre display against Francis Ngannou.

Philippe Clement says the balance of Rangers' squad isn't right - and he's ready to fix it in January.
Dimitri De Conde will not be joining Rangers as director of football after confirming he'll be staying at Genk.

Wolverhampton Wanderers want Arsenal'sEngland goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 27, on loan in January with an obligation to buy in the summer. (Star)

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is under pressure, with owner Evangelos Marinakis growing increasingly frustrated at recent results. (Mail)

Tottenham are interested in Benfica defender Morato but the Portuguese club are reluctant to sell the 22-year-old Brazilian in January. (Record via Sport Witness)

Newcastle United'sability to spend in the January transfer window will be impacted by whether Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali's wages can be reduced while the 23-year-old serves his 10-month ban for breaching betting rules. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United's French defender Raphael Varane, 30, has not indicated he wants to leave Old Trafford despite being dropped. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have no interest in Al-Hilal's Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, with Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazilian Douglas Luiz their primary midfield target in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham are looking to sell 22-year-old striker Rodrigo Muniz with Atletico Mineiro keen to bring the Brazilian back to his homeland which could pave the way for RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 27, to join on loan. (Mirror)

Tottenham are ready to terminate the remainder of Hugo Lloris' contract with the 36-year-old France goalkeeper out of favour under manager Ange Postecoglou. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Manchester City are monitoring River Plate's 17-year-old Argentina Under-17 forward Claudio Echeverri. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in signing Italy youth forward Francesco Camarda, who made his AC Milan debut on Saturday at the age of 15. (90Min)

Fenerbahce are interested in 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial and will discuss a deal with Manchester United when the Red Devils travel to Istanbul to play Galatasaray in the Champions League. (Fotomac - in Turkish)

Real Madrid have turned down the chance to sign 30-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi from Galatasaray in January. (The Athletic on X)

Bayern Munich and Tottenham have cooled their interest in Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah, who is free to leave Stamford Bridge in January. (Mirror)

Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea are ready to make a move for Derby's16-year-old Wales youth forward Cruz Allen. (Sun)

Arsenal are reluctant to spend a significant amount on a new striker in January with the Gunners cooling their interest in 27-year-old Brentford forward Ivan Toney. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Wolves have put a price tag of £60m on Portuguese winger Pedro Neto amid Arsenal'sgrowing interest in the 23-year-old. (Football London)


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Sep 19, 2012
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Chelsea are set to make Victor Osimhen their primary target when they enter the market for a striker, with Italian sources expecting the Napoli forward to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge
Surrey have revealed ambitious plans for a second ground away from the Oval to house their academy and expand women's cricket. A site for the ground is being sourced.

Arsenal could have held off Manchester City to win the Premier League last season had Unai Emery been in charge instead of Mikel Arteta, according to Tony Adams.
Tottenham might have to wait for Juventus to make their move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho before they are able to secure a deal with the Italian club for Samuel Iling-Junior.

The revolving door at Tottenham's commercial department since the arrival of American Todd Kline continues to turn. Long-serving commercial director Fran Jones has joined Brentford in what is being viewed as a huge loss for the club, with turnover since Kline arrived as chief commercial officer in 2021 described as 'astonishing'.
Lyon manager Fabio Grosso has finally broken his silence on the injuries he suffered during an attack on the team bus en route to Marseille.
A year on from their hosting of the World Cup, Qatar's ambitions to stage the 2036 Olympics show no sign of abating.
Kevin Sinfield will hit the roads again this week as he runs seven ultramarathons across seven UK cities in seven days.
Dame Laura Kenny has confirmed her intention to try and win selection for next summer's Olympic Games in Paris. Kenny only gave birth to her second son Monty in July.

Tyson Fury has challenged Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds to a fight after his Morecambe side were thrashed by the Hollywood A-lister's Wrexham.
Sheffield United legend Paddy Kenny has quit his first managerial job after just 33 days - leaving non-League Goole.
Pep Guardiola is glad to have John Stones back in his Manchester City squad but has no plans to risk any further injury by rushing his return.
Newcastle's owners were dubbed "embarrassing" and criticised for their ticketing policy after saying St James' Park lacked atmosphere during the 4-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend.
Joel Veltman has issued a plea for the return of his missing GPS, which was still inside his shirt when he threw it into Brighton's celebrating fans after the win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Harry Brook and Jofra Archer have been ditched by their IPL franchises, joining Ben Stokes and Joe Root in being sidelined from the high-profile T20 competition.

A Scottish cabinet minister under fire for running up a huge data bill that he then tried to claim on the public purse is under further pressure after it was revealed he had attended Celtic matches despite saying he had no interest in the team.
Players at the UK Snooker Championship kept warm in a local pub after the Barbican in York was evacuated because of a fire in the foyer minutes before Sunday's evening session.

Michael Stewart has written off Rangers' title threat - and reckons the league trophy will be heading back to Parkhead this season.
Liam Scales is reportedly on the radar of a top European club ahead of the January transfer window opening.

Maurizio Sarri faces a day of reckoning against Celtic on Tuesday with the Lazio boss told his position is safe, but only for now.

Chelsea are set to make Napoli's Victor Osimhen their prime attacking target in January, with the 24-year-old Nigeria striker open to a move to Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle are closely monitoring the progress of Atletico Madrid's 23-year-old Brazilian winger Samuel Lino. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Juventus are keen to sign a midfielder in January and have three Premier League players on their shortlist - Arsenal's Ghana international Thomas Partey, 30, Manchester City's 27-year-old England international Kalvin Phillips and Tottenham's Denmark international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Juventus will aim to convince 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho to join them on loan from Manchester United in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City are interested in 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, who they sold to Aston Villa in 2019, as well as Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26. (Football Insider)

Manchester City want to sign Boca Juniors full-back Valentin Barco before loaning the 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 international to Leicester City. (Sun)

Saudi side Al-Ettifaq are leading the chase to sign Spain goalkeeper David de Gea in January. The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season. (Sun)

West Ham are working on a deal to sign Porto's 26-year-old Nigeria left-back Zaidu Sanusi in January. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham are monitoring the progress of Southampton's 21-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have to pay Benfica an extra £8.5m for Darwin Nunez after the 24-year-old Uruguay striker made his 60th appearance for the club against Manchester City on Saturday. (Mirror)

Everton have agreed a deal to sign Linfield's 16-year-old Northern Ireland youth forward Braiden Graham. (Belfast Telegraph)

Leicester and Preston are keen on a January loan move for Liverpool's 20-year-old England Under-21 defender Jarell Quansah. (Alan Nixon via Leicestershire Live)

West Ham's Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 28, is attracting interest from Saudi Arabian clubs. (Sun)

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen, 21, could be allowed to leave on loan in January if the Netherlands Under-21 international signs a new long-term contract. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace and Fulham have inquired about the availability of Ajax's 28-year-old English striker Chuba Akpom. (Teamtalk)


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Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 28 November 2023 07:09, UK


Arsenal have rejected an approach from a Premier League club for keeper Aaron Ramsdale as speculation grows about his future.
It was almost a nightmare return to the team for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after his hesitation almost lead to a Brentford goal
Two Manchester United academy stars were spotted going mad in the away end at Everton as they celebrated Alejandro Garnacho's goal.
Brighton captain Lewis Dunk became the first player in 15 years to be sent off for dissent during a game.
Premier League chiefs are set to warn MPs to stop trying to get Everton's 10-point deduction overturned after criticism from local politicians and Liverpool's mayor Andy Burnham.

The Football Association believe 'super professional' Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo will prioritise playing for England over Ghana.
Gary Neville paid a surprising compliment to Manchester United youngster, Kobbie Mainoo after an impressive performance against Everton
Chelsea striker Armando Broja is a January target for Premier League neighbours Fulham.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will not face disciplinary action from the FA following his goal celebration against Manchester City.
England manager Gareth Southgate is among the famous football faces owed money by agent Terry Byrne, who invested their cash in a disastrous £25m property deal without telling them and some of whose businesses now face liquidation.
Crystal Palace are facing up to playing the remainder of the season without key midfielder Cheick Doucoure because of a serious Achilles injury, while forward Eberichi Eze might be out until 2024 with an ankle issue.
A deal for Conor Benn's controversial fight with Chris Eubank Jr is expected to be finalised this week with the working target for the fight to be staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in early February.
Leicester Tigers are increasingly bullish about being able to keep World Cup winner Jasper Wiese after he went cold on a move to Stade Francais.

Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their interest in Jota, which would reunite the left winger with his former manager at Celtic, Ange Postecoglou.
Football's lawmakers will be asked to consider whether VAR's powers should be extended to cover free-kicks, corners and second yellow cards.
Tottenham retain an interest in Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after being turned down with an offer for him in the summer.
Crystal Palace are monitoring Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper as they plot a successor to under-fire Roy Hodgson.

Arsenal are ready to offload Thomas Partey in January as they target new faces to strengthen their squad in the New Year.
Jose Mourinho is prepared to turn down the riches on offer in Saudi Arabia for a chance to manage Brazil's national team.
Reece James headed over to France during the international break to pick the brain of South Africa's Rugby World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi.
Jake Daniels has called on fellow footballers to support Rainbow Laces after admitting he would not feel safe playing in a World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Lord Cameron is under pressure to release the £2.34bn funds from the sale of Chelsea Football Club.
Chelsea are planning to significantly streamline their January transfer business in a bid to avoid the problem that former head coach Graham Potter was handed last season.
The proposed purchase of Women's Championship side Lewes FC is off, because it conflicted with the club's principle of funding their men's and women's teams equally.
Referees' chief Howard Webb has held talks with former players about becoming part of a next generation of officials, with up to 12 elite-level footballers expressing an interest.
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is increasingly frustrated with the club's failure to appoint a set-piece specialist to their coaching staff, although talks have taken place with a candidate in the last 48 hours.

Brentford are reportedly keen on keeping Ivan Toney until the summer.
Chelsea have reportedly contacted the family of record-breaking 15-year-old Francesco Camarda about a possible switch to Stamford Bridge in the future, it has been claimed.
Chelsea are still demanding £25m for Trevoh Chalobah even though the defender has not played this season because of a hamstring injury.
Ajax have joined an ever-lengthening list of teams interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January.
Northampton back-row Lewis Ludlam is set to join the ranks of players quitting England after agreeing terms with French club Toulon.

Several former Afghanistan players have claimed the president of the country's football federation, Mohammad Kargar, ordered them to fix two matches during a men's tournament in Malaysia.

Under-pressure Steven Gerrard has pointed to the lack of penalties awarded to his Al Ettifaq side as a reason behind their Saudi Pro League struggles.

Manchester United have made enquiries about RB Leipzig's 27-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner and could make a bid in January. (Sky Sports Germany)

Arsenal are lining up a January move for Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, with 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey's Gunners future uncertain. (ESPN)

Juventus are considering signing Partey, which could help fund Arsenal's bid for Luiz. (Mirror)

Manchester City and Liverpool are keen on Luiz. (90 Min)

Manager Unai Emery says Aston Villa do not intend to sell Luiz. (Standard)

Chelsea are plotting a one in, one out transfer policy which could mean several players leaving to make way for new signings. (Telegraph - subscription)

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Among the Chelsea players would could leave are 39-year-old Brazil defender Thiago Silva, whose contract expires next summer, and 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah. (Standard)

Manchester United have made Crystal Palace's England defender Marc Guehi, 23, their top target in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester City and Arsenal are interested in AC Milan's 15-year-old Italian forward Francesco Camarda. (Tuttosport - subscription, in Italian)

Tottenham and Arsenal are keen on Feyenoord's 22-year-old Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez. (L'Equipe - in French)

Scouts from several Premier League clubs have been watching Getafe's 22-year-old English striker Mason Greenwood. (AS - in Spanish)

Newcastle could make a loan move for Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Caught Offside)

Manchester City and Arsenal have sent scouts to watch FC Copenhagen's 15-year-old Danish midfielder Tristan Aldcroft Panduro. (Mail)

Newcastle's English winger Jacob Murphy, 28, is attracting interest from Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.(Football Insider)

Crystal Palace are monitoring Nottingham Forest manager Cooper as a possible replacement for Roy Hodgson. (Times - subscription)

Barcelona want to keep Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 24, despite interest from Bayern Munich.(Sky Sports Germany)

England manager Gareth Southgate is expected to hold talks with Manchester United's 18-year-old midfielder Kobbie Mainoo to persuade him to play for England rather than Ghana. (Star)


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Sep 19, 2012
Chelsea are prepared to reject Fulham's interest in Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, in January. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are willing to let England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale leave at the end of the season but will not let the 25-year-old go in the January transfer window. (90min)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, says he will make a January move away from Manchester United if he does not start playing more games, revealing that a summer move to Real Sociedad fell through. (Diario AS, via Sky Sports)

Manchester United are hoping to strengthen in four positions in January, including in defensive midfield with concerns over 27-year-old Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's season so far. (Guardian)

Tottenham are ready to rival Manchester United and Liverpool for the signature of Nice's 23-year-old France defender Jean-Clair Todibo. (Evening Standard)

Everton have delayed new contract talks with manager Sean Dyche because of the uncertainty created by the club's 10-point deduction. (Mail)

Tottenham want to sign Portuguese winger Jota, 24, on loan from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad. (Times - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are ready to sell Hugo Ekitike in January, with Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace among a number of Premier League sides to have previously expressed an interest in the 21-year-old French striker. (Sun)

France defender Raphael Varane, 30, and England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, are among the Manchester United players at risk of being replaced. (Guardian, via Express)

Bayern Munich have discussed the possibility of signing Varane from Manchester United but do not think a deal is realistic. (Sky Germany - in German)

Tottenham are interested in Blackburn Rovers' England midfielder Adam Wharton, 19. (90min)

Ukraine and Chelsea striker Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, wants the club to sign his former Shakhtar Donetsk and national team mate Georgiy Sudakov, 21, in the January transfer window with the two striking up a strong partnership during their time together in Ukraine. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

England Under-17 forward Mason Cotcher has been training with Arsenal's first-team squad after leaving Sunderland but the Gunners face competition from Rangers for the 17-year-old's signature. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are interested in 29-year-old Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel but the Serie A club will only sell the Italian for £30m. (Il Messaggero, via Football Italia)

Germany striker Timo Werner, 27, is prepared to stay at RB Leipzig and fight for his place in the side rather than move to Manchester United in January. (Metro)

Chelsea do not have an agreement in place with Corinthians for 18-year-old midfielder Gabriel Moscardo and a move for the Brazilian is not imminent. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain and a number of other Premier League clubs are keen on Moscardo with Corinthians holding out for a deal worth £26m. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund winger Donyell Malen, 24, remains a key target for Liverpool with manager Jurgen Klopp a big admirer of the Netherlands international. (Bild, via Teamtalk)

Arsenal are considering a January move for Slovenia and RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko, 20. (Football Transfers)

Real Betis have not given up hope of persuading Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 29, to reject Manchester United and Barcelona and stay with the Seville club. (Marca - in Spanish)