Press Gossip - 2023

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

Bayern Munich will face competition from multiple Premier League clubs in the battle to sign Joao Palhinha from Fulham.
Stephen Darby, the former Liverpool and Bradford defender, has revealed the reality of living with motor neurone disease by posting photographs of a series of head injuries caused by falls.

DAILY MAIL
Three former Premier League stars are among 25 ex-players suing the FA for damages on the grounds they failed to protect them from suffering brain injuries.
Richard Arnold jumped before he was pushed at Manchester United - but football director John Murtough is keen to work within the new set-up when Ineos start moving into Old Trafford next week.
France forward Olivier Giroud has revealed he is 'probably' going to retire from international football next year.
Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn have reignited their war of words, throwing their potential fight into doubt.
Premiership Rugby is exploring plans to move its showpiece end-of-season final away from Twickenham for the first time as part of ambitious plans to grow the league's appeal.
Emma Raducanu has formally entered the Australian Open in January, but it is far from certain she will be able to enter the main draw directly.

THE SUN
Julen Lopetegui rejected an offer from Saudia Arabian side Al Ittihad that would have made him one of the world's top-paid coaches.
Newcastle's iconic St. James' Park stadium could be under threat, depending on the results of a fan study.
Donny van de Beek has offered himself to Barcelona in a bid to get out of Old Trafford in January, a report claims.
Barcelona could hand Aaron Ramsdale or David De Gea a dramatic lifeline to replace injured No1 Marc-Andre ter Stegen, it's claimed.
It was almost a nightmare return to the team for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after his hesitation almost lead to a Brentford goal
Arsenal are plotting a January move for Juventus wonderkid Kenan Yildiz, according to reports.
Bournemouth keeper Darren Randolph was surrounded by medics and carried off in worrying scenes BEFORE kick-off.
Former England star Jermain Defoe has thrown his name into the hat of contenders to become Sunderland's next manager.

THE ATHLETIC
Inter Miami are finalising a deal to sign Uruguay forward Luis Suarez on a one-year contract.
West Ham United have triggered Pablo Fornals' one-year contract extension option to keep him at the club until 2025.
Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham says Wayne Rooney was his biggest footballing influence growing up.
Jude Bellingham says fellow compatriot and Golden Boy winner Wayne Rooney was his biggest inspiration when growing up as a young boy
Arsenal midfielder Jorginho praised team-mate Kai Havertz saying: "If you know football, it's not possible you don't like Kai."
Four members of Frente Atletico - the radical group of Atletico Madrid fans - are facing charges over the hanging of an effigy of Vinicius Junior from a bridge near the Real Madrid training ground in January.
Girona can select on-loan defender Eric Garcia to play against Barcelona this weekend - but will not be able to play fellow loanee Pablo Torre against his parent club.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will undergo surgery on a back injury - placing him in a race against time to be fit for Barcelona's Champions League last-16 tie.

THE GUARDIAN
Will Still is on Sunderland's shortlist to replace Tony Mowbray as manager, with the 31-year-old having impressed the owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, during his spell at the French club Reims.
Fourteen US cities will play host to the Copa América next summer, with the semi-finals in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and Charlotte ahead of the 14 July championship in Miami.
Scotland's Hollie Davidson will make history this season when she becomes the first female official to be an assistant referee in a men's Six Nations match.
England Women may have to do without Charlie Dean in their Twenty20 series opener against India on Wednesday, after the off-spinner picked up a stomach bug during the recent England A series with India.
Formula One is still considering adopting a reverse grid concept for its sprint race format next season, with the sport announcing on Tuesday the six venues which will hold sprint races in 2024.

DAILY STAR
Lionel Messi became the first individual football player to be named TIME Magazine's 'Athlete of the Year'.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey could be put on the market in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Sam Blitz spoke to Sky Sports Transfers Co-ordinator Lyall Thomas about Arsenal's potential transfer business in the January transfer window as they look to challenge for the title this season
Harry Redknapp has made a shock return to management - taking charge of the UK's worst football team.

EVENING STANDARD
Tottenham are interested in bringing Juventus winger Samuel Iling-Junior back to England.
Jean-Philippe Mateta is ready to leave Crystal Palace in January, with Eintracht Frankfurt poised to make a move.
Fulham have yet to restart talks with Tosin Adarabioyo despite his deal expiring in just over six months.

THE TIMES
Jon Rahm will not defend his PGA Tour title at The American Express tournament in California next month, adding more fuel to the belief that the Spaniard is heading to LIV Golf.

DAILY RECORD
Sydney van Hooijdonk has welcomed the possibility of a January transfer as rumours of a Celtic move continue to swirl.
Celtic are set to stand their ground in the Old Firm away ticket war and refuse Rangers fans entry into Parkhead for the festive derby showdown.

SCOTTISH SUN
Former Celtic star Paddy McCourt has walked free from court after being cleared of sexual assault.



Bayern Munich will face competition from at least two Premier League clubs for Fulham's 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha in January. (Telegraph - subscription)

Bayern may miss out on Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, with Manchester City and Liverpool determined to sign him. (90min)

Gremio and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 36, is close to joining former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami on a one-year deal. (Miami Herald)

Newcastle United could sign five players in January, with a goalkeeper their top priority. (Sun)

Former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui, who has been linked with Manchester United, turned down a deal worth 18m euros (£15.4m) per season from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad because he wants to return to the Premier League. (AS - in Spanish)

It would take a bid of at least £60m for Aston Villa to consider selling 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz in January, with Arsenal continuing to show an interest. (Caught Offside)

Villa have put a £110m price tag on Luiz. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal and Liverpool sent scouts to watch Bayer Leverkusen's 22-year-old Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong on Sunday. (90min)

Real Sociedad are favourites to sign Manchester United and England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, who is on loan at fellow La Liga club Getafe - but a permanent switch to Getafe is unlikely because of the potential fee involved. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United's 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek has offered himself to Barcelona as a replacement for the injured Gavi. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United will be given the opportunity to sign Borussia Dortmund and Netherlands winger Donyell Malen, 24, if England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, leaves the club. (Football Transfers)

Crystal Palace will scrap plans to sign a striker in January following 23-year-old Mali midfielder Cheick Doucoure's potentially season-ending injury. (Football Insider)

Wolves are interested in Sevilla's 32-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Acuna, who is estimated to be worth 12m euros (£10.3m). (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Sao Paolo are open to offers for Liverpool target Lucas Beraldo. Wolves had a bid rejected in the summer for the 20-year-old Brazil defender. (90min)

Juventus are willing to let 20-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior leave in January, with Tottenham and Newcastle interested. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

West Ham lead Everton and Brighton in the race for 17-year-old Linfield and Northern Ireland Under-17 striker Aodhan Doherty. (Football Insider)
 

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Thursday 7 December 2023 07:26, UK

DAILY MAIL

Nottingham Forest are set to sack Steve Cooper after the dismal 5-0 defeat to Fulham - with Julen Lopetegui and Marco Silva among the candidates in the frame to take over
Dele Alli is nearing an Everton return after long-term injury as Sean Dyche confirmed the former England and Spurs star is 'back on the grass' and targeting his first Toffees appearance in over a year
Steve Cooper says he'll do what's right for the club after facing questions on his future after his side were thrashed 5-0 against Fulham and suffered a fourth straight loss
Pep Guardiola made a shock claim that he will retire if Manchester City win the treble again this season as the Spaniard targets more silverware at the Etihad.
Eddie Howe says he has never seen a 17-year-old be thrown into such high-profile matches and perform like Lewis Miley, and the emergence of the 'unique' academy star could change Newcastle's plans to sign cover for Sandro Tonali in January.
The disgraced former Spanish Football president Luis Rubiales "forcefully kissed" England defender Lucy Bronze and "cupped and stroked" the face of Laura Coombs after the World Cup final, according to Football Association chair Debbie Hewitt.
The supposed accreditation pass Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis wore at Craven Cottage was allegedly found in a bush outside Fulham's ground.
Patrice Evra has criticised Manchester United players for being 'unprofessional' in their recent defeat against Newcastle and claimed Ryan Giggs "wouldn't have given up" like Marcus Rashford did at St James' Park.
Tiger Woods and Nike's long-time, successful partnership could be coming to an end, according to a report.

THE SUN
Juventus hope to persuade Manchester City to carry on paying most of Kalvin Phillips' wages if he joins them next month.
Manchester City bid for a 21-year-old Lionel Messi, according to former manager Mark Hughes.
Lionel Messi admitted he almost followed Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia.
Roy Hodgson had an object thrown at him by what appeared to be a Crystal Palace fan after their loss to Bournemouth.
Andrew Flintoff will be an assistant coach for England's five Twenty20 games in the Caribbean.

DAILY MIRROR
Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou has offered an update on James Maddison's recovery from an ankle injury he picked up against Chelsea last month, describing it as a "slow burner".
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Ange Postecoglou jokes that he doubts James Maddison's self-diagnosis of his injury
Carl Froch has predicted Deontay Wilder will need less than three minutes to KO Anthony Joshua.
Kevin De Bruyne has been included in Manchester City's FIFA Club World Cup squad, raising hopes of an imminent return to action.
Paul Scholes has moved to quash the animosity between Antony and a group of Manchester United legends.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Tino Livramento wants to play for England over Scotland after becoming one of Newcastle's best signings since their takeover.
Golf's governing bodies are locked in a row with the PGA Tour and the game's top equipment makers after announcing their decision to rein back how far the ball can travel.
Bath are closing in on an extraordinary double-signing ahead of next season, with Henry Arundell and World Cup winner RG Snyman both on the verge of a move to the West Country club.
Andrew Flintoff will be part of England's coaching team for the Twenty20 series against West Indies as his involvement with the national side continues.

EVENING STANDARD
West Ham and Crystal Palace are both keen on a January move for striker Hugo Ekitike, who Paris Saint-Germain would be willing to loan out or sell for the right price.
West Ham will listen to offers for Pablo Fornals in January, despite triggering a one-year extension on his contract.

THE ATHLETIC
Manchester United are unlikely to make any signings in the January transfer market according to manager Erik ten Hag.
German third division side Saarbrucken have followed up their stunning elimination of Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal with a 2-0 defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt.


Real Madrid are ready to offer 24-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, whose Paris St-Germain contract expires next summer, a deal - but he must make a decision by 15 January. (AS - in Spanish)

Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, is a target for Saudi Pro League clubs, but Tottenham are unlikely to sell for less than the £60m they paid Everton for him. (90 Min)

Tottenham are considering signing Everton and England defender Ben Godfrey, 25, in January. (Talksport)

Juventus are set to pull out of a deal to sign Manchester United's 23-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

English forward Noni Madueke, 21, wants to leave Chelsea over a lack of playing time. (TeamTalk)

Former Chelsea and Everton manager Frank Lampard and ex-Aston Villa boss Dean Smith are competing to take over at Major League Soccer side Charlotte FC.(Athletic - subscription)

Newcastle United's 21-year-old defender Tino Livramento, who qualifies to play for Scotland and Portugal, wants to prove he is good enough for England. (Telegraph - subscription)

Liverpool have made an approach for Benfica's 18-year-old Dutch forward Kyanno Lorenzo Silva. (Football Insider)

West Ham will listen to offers for Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals, 27, in January despite triggering a one-year extension to his contract. (Standard)

West Ham must pay more than £40m if they want Inter Milan's 29-year-old Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham and Crystal Palace are keen on a January move for Paris St-Germain's 21-year-old French forward Hugo Ekitike. (Standard)

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has told friends he has heard he will be sacked. (Football Insider)

AC Milan are prepared to sign Arsenal's 23-year-old Poland defender Jakub Kiwior on loan with an obligation to buy. (90 Min)

Arsenal are tracking 19-year-old USA and Hajduk Split midfielder Rokas Pukstas. (Sun)

France goalkeeper Mike Maignan, 28, may not sign a new AC Milan deal because Manchester United are among the clubs showing an interest. (Corriere della Sera - in Italian)

Manchester City and Manchester United have made moves for Lille's 18-year-old French defender Leny Yoro, whose has a contract until 2025. (Le10 Sport - in French)
 

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Friday 8 December 2023 07:34, UK
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THE INDEPENDENT
Manchester United are willing to listen to offers on a series of high-profile players, as Erik ten Hag seeks to hone his squad and ensure it is fully committed to his approach. Casemiro, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho are available for transfer, although the club will be flexible on other squad members.

DAILY MAIL
Sir Jim Ratcliffe's 25 per cent stake in Manchester United is now not expected to be announced until the week after next.
Nottingham Forest have banished club captain Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna from first-team training.
Crystal Palace head coach Roy Hodgson's future is under scrutiny following a worrying run of one victory in eight matches.
Erik ten Hag is refusing to bow to demands from senior Manchester United players for more days off and advanced notice of their training schedule.
Todd Boehly's long absences from Chelsea this season have been noted by players and staff.
The FA have appointed former Manchester United executive James Gray as their new commercial director, with the governing body making digital growth a key priority.
After defeat to Bournemouth, Roy Hodgson asks for the Crystal Palace fans to get behind the team during a tough period for the club


DAILY MIRROR
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is believed to be considering a move for Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, which could spell the end of Thomas Partey's Emirates stay.
Jurgen Klopp could be forced into the market for a new centre-half - and Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix is on his radar.
Manchester United winger Amad is back in full training as he nears his comeback from a long-term injury.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
A Liverpool-supporting survivor of the Oct 7 terrorist attack on Israel was ejected from Anfield last week after holding up a banner of a fellow fan held hostage by Hamas.
Fulham have made Brazil midfielder Andre their No 1 target should Joao Palhinha depart in January, with the Fluminense player's representatives travelling to England this week ahead of a potential switch to the Premier League.
Steve Cooper, the Nottingham Forest manager, is under increasing scrutiny after freezing out captain Joe Worrall but is expected to take the game at Wolves this weekend.
Erik ten Hag has revealed friends tried to talk him out of taking the Manchester United job but he insisted on taking the challenge, with the Dutchman also saying he has no regrets over his handling of Jadon Sancho.
Jon Rahm has admitted that signing with LIV Golf in a record deal worth upwards of £450m ($566.4m) is a "big risk" to his Ryder Cup future.
England and Harlequins flanker Emily Robinson has received a five-week ban for headbutting Saracens' Sydney Gregson during their Premiership Women's Rugby match last Saturday.
Sky Sports' Rob Dorsett reports Nottingham Forest are set to sack boss Steve Cooper if they lose to Wolves on Saturday. Forest sit six points above the drop zone and have lost their last four in the Premier League

THE TIMES
The American company which is trying to take over Everton has loaned more than £100m to the club while seeking approval for the deal.
Sunderland are interviewing the 35-year-old Swedish coach Kim Hellberg about becoming their next manager.
Jermain Defoe was interviewed by the FA after a private arbitration found he used an agent who was unlicensed in a transfer, but the governing body has confirmed it took no action against the striker.
The British & Irish Lions will play in Ireland for the first time before the 2025 tour to Australia after arranging a send-off fixture against Argentina.

THE SUN
Dennis Bergkamp has opened the door to an emotional return to Arsenal - after declaring his aim to end a six-year exile from football.

THE GUARDIAN
Julen Lopetegui is on Nottingham Forest's radar as the club explore possible successors to struggling manager Steve Cooper.
The Saudi Pro League's sporting director has declared any superstar player, including Lionel Messi, is welcome in the country.
With the hosts 1-0 up, Al Fateh defender Fahad Al Harbi went to high-five his goalkeeper Jaco Rinne in the penalty area, but instead of finding his team-mate's hand, Al Harbi touched the ball and the referee was forced to award a penalty
Gloucestershire want to build the world's "most environmentally sustainable" cricket ground and host one of the Hundred's possible expansion teams by selling the Nevil Road site that has been their home since the days of WG Grace.
New figures showing that 53 per cent of children and young people in England still do not meet the chief medical officer's guidelines for daily activity are a "national concern", the Youth Sport Trust has warned.

THE ATHLETIC
Sir Dave Brailsford and Jean-Claude Blanc of INEOS met Manchester United executives at Old Trafford on Thursday as Sir Jim Ratcliffe's acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in the club edges closer.
The Metropolitan Police are investigating after an object was allegedly thrown towards Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson at full-time in his side's 2-0 defeat by Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rapids are in advanced talks over a deal to sign U.S. national team goalkeeper Zack Steffen from Manchester City.
Steve Cooper expects to be in charge at Wolverhampton Wanderers - and has challenged his Nottingham Forest players to show fans what it means to them to play for the club at Molineux.
The Premier League more than halved its annual funding for the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, which is behind the annual Rainbow Laces campaign, in its most recent contract with the organisation while Adidas have also vastly reduced their own financial commitment.
The Union of European Clubs, the fledgling lobby group for non-elite professional teams across the continent, received a significant boost on Friday with the addition of 34 new members from England and Wales.
Burnley winger Luca Koleosho has been ruled out for an extended period with a significant knee injury.

DAILY RECORD
Harry Kewell could be set to leave Celtic, with reports suggesting the coach is the frontrunner for the Yokohama Marinos job.
Leeds United are trying to land Aberdeen's head of recruitment Jordan Miles.
Rangers boss Philippe Clement is ready to sanction a January loan for Leon King.
Derek McInnes has backed Barry Robson to ride out the storm and get Aberdeen back up the table.

SCOTTISH SUN
Alfredo Morelos could be set for shock return to British football with several clubs eyeing up a January swoop, according to a report.


Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for 31-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 30-year-old French defender Raphael Varane, and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, as manager Erik ten Hag attempts to trim down his squad. (Independent)

Billionaire businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe's acquisition of a 25% stake in Manchester United has been delayed because of "legal structure" matters. (Mail)

Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, and Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi, 23, are high on Ange Postecoglou's wanted list as the Tottenham boss reshapes the club's squad. (Sky Sports)

Everton midfielder Dele Alli, 27, is close to a return to full training as he steps up his recovery from the thigh injury which has meant he has yet to play this season. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool are keeping tabs on French defender Maxence Lacroix as they consider making a January move for Wolfsburg's 23-year-old to provide cover for the injured Joel Matip. (Sun)

Chelsea are set to reject any offers that come in for Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, in January with Fulham keen. (Football Insider)

Fulham have made Brazilian midfielder Andre, 22, of Fluminense their number one target should 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha depart Craven Cottage in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to sign Palhinha from Fulham which is likely to spell the end of 28-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey's time with the Gunners. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Newcastle now lead the race to sign 27-year-old Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy from Stuttgart. (Football Insider)

MLS club Colorado Rapids are in talks over a deal for Manchester City's USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 28. (Athletic - subscription required)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 28, will snub a move to the Premier League and sign a new deal with Juventus. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Inter Milan are set break their wage structure to tie Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26, down to a new long-term contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Lyon are open to selling 20-year-old French forward Rayan Cherki in January amid interest from West Ham and Chelsea. (Footmercato - in French)

Germany forward Timo Werner has been told by RB Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schroder he can leave the Bundesliga club on loan in January, but neither Manchester United nor Real Madrid are likely to sign the 27-year-old. (Bild - in German)

Spain forward Ferran Torres, 23, has told Barcelona manager Xavi that he is committed to the club and does not want to leave in January. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Sunderland are interviewing Swedish coach Kim Hellberg, who has said he is leaving IFK Varnamo, about becoming their next manager following the dismissal of Tony Mowbray. (Times - subscription required)

Spanish defender Jonny Otto, 29, is having ongoing talks with Wolves over his future at Molineux after a recent training ground incident. (Express & Star - subscription required)

France goalkeeper Mike Maignan, 28, is considering his future at AC Milan after contract talks stalled, with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain all monitoring developments. (90min)

Real Madrid have identified Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies as their long-term solution at left-back, with the Bundesliga club concerned they will not be able to meet the 23-year-old Canadian defender's wage demands in the future. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)
 

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Saturday 9 December 2023 07:43, UK

THE SUN

Jadon Sancho has missed a number of training sessions since being exiled from Manchester United's first team. The winger is understood to still be on full pay and the club have not fined him for missing training as he has always had a reason.
Erik ten Hag has indicated the door is still open for Jadon Sancho to save his Manchester United career but said the winger must buy into the culture he has created at the club.
"It is about a culture and every player has to match certain standards and it was about that," the Man Utd manager said ahead of Saturday's visit of Bournemouth. "What will happen there, he knows what he has to do, if he wants to return it is up to him. He knows what he has to do, it is up to him."
Marcus Rashford is a doubt for Manchester United's clash with Bournemouth.
Wolves defender Jonny Castro Otto has been banned from the first team until the end of January.
Nottingham Forest's woes are piling up - following a litter warning from Fulham's local council. A security lanyard belonging to Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis was hurled into a bush outside Craven Cottage on Wednesday after the Midlands club was trashed 5-0.
Sky Sports' Rob Dorsett reports Nottingham Forest are set to sack boss Steve Cooper if they lose to Wolves on Saturday
Mikel Arteta says the fun police are making football soulless and fears managers will have to be fenced in to curb their enthusiasm.
Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with a sensational transfer to Barcelona.
Manchester United could decide "in just months" on whether or not to bring back Mason Greenwood, as bosses consider a dramatic U-turn.
Barcelona are considering a swoop for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, according to reports

DAILY MIRROR
Arsenal centre-half William Saliba says Aston Villa's title charge is no surprise to him - and he is bracing himself for one of their toughest games of the season.
Former Arsenal player Mesut Ozil has called Tottenham 'Bottle Job FC' in a brutal swipe at Ange Postecoglou's side.
Valencia are holding out for £34m for midfield talent Javi Guerra amid interest from Manchester United and Juventus, it has been claimed.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
The DP World Tour will not be rushed into ripping up its Ryder Cup eligibility rules and will instead see where the merger negotiations go in the wake of Jon Rahm's £450m LIV move before bowing to Rory McIlroy's demands.
A high ranking official has pointed the finger of blame at Patrick Cantlay for the £450m Jon Rahm defection that has knocked the PGA Tour onto the back foot in the Saudi merger negotiations.
Henry Arundell will not be available for England in the forthcoming Six Nations unless he chooses to leave Racing 92 at the end of the season and sign a hybrid contract with Bath and the Rugby Football Union.

DAILY MAIL
Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United are reportedly set for talks today over a potential swap deal that could see the Red Devils outcast Jadon Sancho return to the German club.
Everton defender James Tarkowski has invited football fans to 'come watch us play' after the Toffees climbed out of the relegation zone in beating Newcastle on Thursday night - but would be 10th without their points deduction.
New footage has emerged from Everton's 3-0 win last night showing Jordan Pickford making an obscene gesture to Newcastle fans.
Jordan Pickford delighted the Everton fans with some light-hearted antics in the closing stages of the 3-0 victory over Newcastle at Goodison Park
Saudi Arabia are weighing up holding the 2034 World Cup in summer, despite the extreme heat expected in the Middle East at that point in the year.
Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall is being tracked by Championship duo Leicester and Middlesbrough ahead of the January transfer window.
Richard Cockerill is set to beat his former England boss Eddie Jones to the Georgia head coach position after his shock departure from Montpellier.
Mohammed ben Sulayem was on Friday night hanging on to his position as the most powerful man in world motorsport.
Sky Sports F1's Craig Slater explains how things could now develop after the FIA ended their controversial conflict of interest inquiry into Toto and Susie Wolff.

THE ATHLETIC
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that the club are discussing contract extensions for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, and Hannibal Mejbiri.
Vinicius Junior is making good progress in his recovery from his hamstring injury and is expected to return to play for Real Madrid in mid-January.
Botafogo owner and president John Textor wants Brazilian league games annulled for 'possible manipulation' after his side missed out on winning the title.
The United States and Mexico have confirmed their joint-bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup.
Argentina will kick off the 2024 Copa America against one of Canada or Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday, June 20.

THE GUARDIAN
Jadon Sancho is likely to leave Manchester United in January due to his refusal to apologise to Erik ten Hag for questioning the Dutchman's explanation for why he was left out of September's loss at Arsenal.

DAILY EXPRESS
Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Palmeiras for Estevao Willian and are keen to strike a deal before other sides pounce.
Tottenham and Chelsea target Rayan Cherki has been put up for sale in the January transfer window for just £8.5m by Lyon.
Ange Postecoglou insists he is committed to his football philosophy and believes his approach will bring success to Tottenham.

SCOTTISH SUN
John Park has left Rangers following the arrival of new director of football recruitment Nils Koppen.
Edinburgh City could be forced to field a team of kids against Stirling Albion tomorrow - amid fears they could be heading for administration.

DAILY RECORD
John Lundstram hinted he's had dialogue with Rangers over the possibility of extending his contract beyond the summer, but the midfielder was keen to give little away.
Rangers boss Philippe Clement has confirmed that he will try and sign a striker in January following Danilo's injury.
Brendan Rodgers has called for grass pitches to be one of the minimum standards for playing in the Scottish Premiership.
Hibs have banked a bumper £1.2m transfer fee for Ellias Melkersen after the striker completed a permanent move to Norwegian club Strømsgodset.


Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are working on a swap deal which would see England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, return to the Bundesliga club - with 24-year-old Netherlands forward Donyell Malen heading in the opposite direction. (Sport Bild - in German)

Dortmund would also accept an offer of 30m euros (£25.7m) from United for Malen. (Christian Falk)

Chelsea are prepared to pay whatever it takes to sign striker 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli in January. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United are willing to sell 31-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

United and Liverpool have joined a host of top clubs who are targeting Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha. (TeamTalk)

However, Bayern Munich are unlikely to make another approach for the 28-year-old Palhinha in January. (Sky Sports Germany - in German).

Tottenham will consider selling Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, in January amid interest from Saudi Arabia. (Football Insider)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions that the club will look to replace injured defender Joel Matip in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is open to replacing under-pressure Steve Cooper as Nottingham Forest manager having recently rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Talksport)

Aston Villa's French midfielder Morgan Sanson, 29, wants to make his loan move to OGC Nice a permanent one. (Get France Football News)

Barcelona want £12.8m (15m euros) from Bayern Munich for France defender Clement Lenglet, with the 28-year-old interested in a move to Germany if Aston Villa are willing to cut short his loan deal given his lack of game time for the West Midlands club. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham are open to offers for Maxwel Cornet, 27, with the club ready to cut their losses on the Ivory Coast winger 15 months into his five-year contract. (Talksport)

AC Milan and Napoli face competition from several Premier League clubs for the signature of Monza's Italian goalkeeper Michele di Gregorio, 26. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Manchester United are set to battle Manchester City for the signature of Lille's French defender Leny Yoro, 18. (Mirror)

Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth is a target for Manchester United to head up their new footballing department under Sir Jim Ratcliffe. (90min)

Barcelona are keen to sign Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 26, in January with the Nigerian international's Foxes contract set to expire next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)
 

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THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Manchester United have made the stunning decision to place Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips at the top of their January shopping list.
Real Madrid have opened talks with cash-strapped Reading over a deal to sign teenage forward Caylan Vickers for their Castilla development squad.
Anthony Martial faced brutal cheers from Manchester United when he was taken off during Saturday's 3-0 humiliation at home to Bournemouth.
Paul Heckingbottom might not be out of work for long, with the sacked Sheffield United boss one of the favourites to replace Tony Mowbray at Sunderland.
Amad Diallo will get six weeks to prove himself worthy of Manchester United's first-team squad on his return from injury or will get another loan move at the end of the January transfer window.
Reports in Spain have hinted that Manchester United want to sign Valencia wonderkid Javi Guerra, but they might be forced to pay his £86m release clause to get a deal done.
Crystal Palace are putting Valencia centre-back Cristhian Mosquera on their list to replace Marc Guehi.
Pape Gueye wants a second crack at the Premier League after his first ended without him kicking a ball.

DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Manchester City are looking to sign £50m-rated Club Bruges winger Tajon Buchanan in January, with the Canada international reportedly uninterested in extending his current deal beyond 2025.
Newcastle are eyeing up Crystal Palace shot-stopper Sam Johnstone.

MAIL ON SUNDAY
MLS side Charlotte FC are expected to make a decision this week on their new manager after interviewing both Frank Lampard and Dean Smith.
Joey Barton is facing ridicule on social media after comments he previously made about Chelsea boss Emma Hayes "crossing over to the men's game" were published in the wake of his sexist comments about female pundits.
Real Madrid have drawn up a three-player shortlist to replace Chelsea loanee Kepa Arrizabalaga next season after conceding they might not be able to turn his move into a permanent one. Sporting Braga No 1 Matheus is one of the keepers they are monitoring.
Chris Evert has vowed to make a quick return to the tennis broadcasting booth after revealing she would miss the Australian Open next month after a second ovarian cancer diagnosis.
England supporters may be banned from drinking beer at their Euro 2024 opener in Germany next year, a top officer in charge of policing has warned.
The RFU is set to step in to ensure Maro Itoje continues playing for Saracens and England.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
Liverpool hope they will have the upper hand over Arsenal when they make their play to sign Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha in January.
Liverpool may be forced to wait until the summer to bring Newcastle target Lucas Beraldo to Anfield, according to reports.


SUNDAY MIRROR
Manchester United are ready to make their move for RB Leipzig forward Lois Openda after receiving a series of sparkling scouting reports about the Belgium international.
Newcastle United are weighing up a January move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris should Eddie Howe decide he needs more cover for the injured Nick Pope in January.
Tottenham are continuing to track Bournemouth summer signing Illia Zabarnyi as part of their efforts to land defensive reinforcements for Ange Postecoglou in January.

Wolves will try to sign Burnley contract rebel Josh Brownhill for around £7m in January.
Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he still dreams of buying an EFL club after failing with a previous venture to take over at Wycombe.
Wolves fans showed their displeasure for VAR during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest after supporters groups handed out thousands of cards bearing the graphic "Enough is Enough - END VAR".
Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Simon Vukcevic has been arrested and remanded in a Serbian prison after being caught with a gun and 126 bullets in his car as he attempted to cross the border between Serbia and Montenegro.
Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is a growing loan target for Newcastle in the January window after a potential move to Juventus ran into problems.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Steve Cooper is set for a stay of execution as Nottingham Forest manager after their battling 1-1 draw at Wolves but his job remains on a knife-edge ahead of a Friday date with Tottenham.

Henry Arundell will not be available to England in the Six Nations this season after he rejected the chance to sign a hybrid contract at Bath that would have made him eligible while contracted to French side Racing 92.
US Ryder Cup player Tony Finau is in talks to join his neighbour Jon Rahm's fledgling LIV Golf team in a deal that could pay him around £50m.

SUNDAY TIMES
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are understood to be one of four US-based investors to make a proposal to the PGA Tour ahead of a defining decision over whether it should align itself with the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
England could turn to uncapped Lancashire spinner Tom Hartley as a fourth slow-bowling option for the Test match series in India - the squad is expected to be announced on Tuesday.
Former England forwards coach Richard Cockerill is set to be named as Georgia's new head coach after being sacked by French club Montpellier only seven games into the Top 14 season.
Everton have turned down an offer from Tottenham Hotspur to alter the terms of a £10m deal agreed as part of the transfer of Dele Alli.

SUNDAY MAIL
Rangers could face a severely weakened Real Betis side in their Europa League decider on Thursday with the Spanish side likely to be without six key players in a game the Light Blues realistically have to win to progress.
Mexican side Monterrey have targeted frustrated Celtic Women's boss Fran Alonso after their manager Eva Espejo moved from the dugout to the boardroom.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admits a host of squad stars are living on borrowed time and will be offloaded in January to make room for new recruits.
Barry Robson has moved to allay any Viaplay Cup final fears over star man Bojan Miovski.


Manchester City's England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, is at the top of Manchester United's shopping list for next summer. (Sun)

Manchester United are keeping an eye on RB Leipzig and Belgium striker Lois Openda, 23, as they look to replace England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and France forward Anthony Martial, 28, next summer. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are considering a move for Crystal Palace's England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 30. (Star)

Manchester City are interested in Club Brugge winger Tajon Buchanan in January and will have to pay about £50m for the 24-year-old Canada international. (Star)

Newcastle United are planning to make a number of loan signings from the Saudi Pro League in January. (Football Insider)

Wolves are preparing a cut-price £7m move in January for Burnley's English midfielder Josh Brownhill, 27. (Mirror)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta plans to hold talks over the futures of Portugal duo Joao Felix, 24, on loan from Atletico Madrid, and Joao Cancelo, 29, on loan from Manchester City. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are leading Tottenham in the race to sign Nice's 23-year-old France defender Jean-Clair Todibo. (Football Insider)

Everton have turned down an offer from Tottenham to alter the terms of a £10m deal agreed as part of the transfer of former England midfielder Dele Alli, 27, to Goodison Park in January 2022. (Times - subscription required)

Reading's 18-year-old forward Caylan Vickers is set for a dream move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. (Sun)

Manchester United have enquired about 27-year-old Guinea and Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy, who could be available for less than 20m euros (£17m). (Sky Sports Germany)

Bayern Munich have made Barcelona's Ronald Araujo, 24, their top transfer target and could pay a "massive" fee for the Uruguay defender. (Sky Sports Germany)

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired at the end of last season, says he is "talking" to AC Milan about returning to the club in some capacity. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Juventus are monitoring the situation of 30-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, whose contract at Lazio runs out in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez is not sure if a contract renewal with Inter Milan will be completed before Christmas but the 26-year-old claims a deal is close. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona boss Xavi says the club are not looking to bring in a goalkeeper to cover for the back injury suffered by Germany international Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 31. (Marca - in Spanish)
 

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DAILY MAIL

Barcelona are ready to tempt Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso with a move back to Spain in January according to local reports as they look to replace long-term injury victim Gavi.
Erling Haaland faces a race to prove his fitness for Manchester City's tilt at the Club World Cup next week.
Gary Cotterill and Sam Blitz take a closer look at Manchester City's comeback win at Luton and why Pep Guardiola has reasons to be relaxed over the next week or so
UEFA have been plunged into a state of civil war following the emergence of a plot to allow president Aleksander Ceferin to stay in power until 2031.
Former Tottenham and Liverpool talent spotter Steve Hitchen's move to join Unique Sports Group, one of the country's leading agencies, as director of football illustrates the industry's shifting landscape.
The International Olympic Committee has gone into overdrive to try and persuade nations not to compete in the Friendship Games, a rival event in Moscow being organised by Vladimir Putin.

DAILY MIRROR
Former Manchester United defender Eric Bailly says he has become the victim of a sickening campaign of threats, violence and even a curse from an agent who claims to be owed money from the deal which took him to Besiktas in September.
The Gary Neville podcast discusses the problems at Manchester United and how the club is crying out for a competent sporting structure to deal effectively with recruitment
England's potential World Cup base, the luxurious Golfresort Weimarer Land, boasts a staff of more than 130 including a robot waiter called Robbie.
Bayern Munich will be without Serge Gnabry for their Champions League trip to face Manchester United after he suffered a groin strain five minutes after coming on as a sub in the 5-1 humiliation by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Ruud Gullit has told Arsenal they would be better off making a move for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez than splashing the cash on Brentford's Ivan Toney.

THE SUN
Erik ten Hag has been warned Harry Kane aims to heap on the misery and deliver a Champions League KO.
Fulham are stepping up their interest in Le Havre captain Arouna Sangante, a defender who has been key in the French side's solid back-line.
A number of West Ham fans, who were making their traditional trip down the Thames for their clash with Fulham, were severely delayed after their boat crashed into Hammersmith Bridge.
England's "WAGS" are toying with the idea of booking a German castle as their base for next summer's Euro 2024.
Super Sunday's Jamie Redknapp and Michael Dawson raise concerns about Tottenham defender Cristian Romero who was fortunate to avoid a red card

DAILY EXPRESS
Arsenal's hopes of signing midfield target Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad have improved after it was reported that Barcelona will not be looking to bring him to the Nou Camp.

THE TIMES
Gary Neville believes despite Manchester United's tumultuous start to their Premier League campaign, the club still shouldn't sack manager Erik ten Hag.
Laurie Canter lost his place in LIV Golf on Sunday when a missed putt and a topped approach into the water are estimated to have cost him at least £1.5m in guaranteed prize money.

DAILY RECORD
Alfredo Morelos' agent has poured cold water on talk of the striker returning to Rangers in January and says a move to Russia is more likely at the end of a disastrous spell with Santos which saw him play only three times because of injury and his new club get relegated.
Pat Bonner says Celtic's board are going to have to back boss Brendan Rodgers significantly in the transfer market in January to avoid a second-half slump.


Raphael Varane could leave Manchester United in January as the former France defender, 30, is not on good terms with manager Erik ten Hag. (Nicolo Schira)

Tottenham now lead Newcastle in the race to sign English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 20, from Juventus. (Football Insider)

Tottenham, Newcastle and Manchester United are interested in signing Valencia and Georgia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, 23. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Fulham are stepping up their interest in Le Havre's Senegalese centre-half Arouna Sangante, 21. (Sun)

Fulham have also shown an interest in signing Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre. (Nicolo Schira)

Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs interested in 21-year-old German forward Maximilian Beier, who is expected to leave Hoffenheim next summer. (Sky Sports Germany)

Everton are prepared to sell England centre-back Ben Godfrey, 25, to Tottenham in January if a bid is submitted. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have offered to double the wages of Barcelona's 24-year-old Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, who is not interested in a January move to Bayern Munich. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

French forward Mathys Tel, 18, has decided to stay at Bayern Munich at least until next summer, despite many clubs enquiring about a loan, including Manchester United. (Sky Sports Germany)

Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Inter Milan and Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 29. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Chelsea have entered talks with Palmeiras over a deal to sign 16-year-old Brazilian winger Estevao Willian, known as 'Messinho', who has also attracted interest from Barcelona. (Goal, via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manager Mikel Arteta has invited Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp to return to the club as part of their academy coaching staff. (Football Transfers
 

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THE GUARDIAN

Chelsea are likely to target a high-profile striker in January, with Ivan Toney, Victor Osimhen and Viktor Gyokeres all on their shortlist, but they will probably have to sell players first because of FFP concerns.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Chelsea's "annus horribilis" is being recognised as a "disaster" inside Stamford Bridge with the club now facing a big decision over whether to stand by their 2023 transfer policy of focusing on younger signings.
Dean Smith appears to have beaten off competition from Frank Lampard and is expected to be confirmed as Charlotte FC manager in the next few days.
Aston Villa have finally received new shirts from kit manufacturer Castore some three months after their men's and women's teams complained they were becoming too heavy with sweat and risked performances being impaired.
Football Supporters Association chief Malcolm Clarke says PGMOL head Howard Webb has not done enough to speed up VAR decisions, which was the biggest frustration from fans polled during the summer.
West Ham remain 100 per cent behind David Moyes as manager after the 5-0 thrashing by Fulham but remain in no rush to offer the Scot a new contract
West Ham David Moyes manager defended the situation around his side's 5-0 thrashing at Fulham on Sunday
Teams in the Gallagher Premiership will have maximum squad sizes imposed on them as part of the new Professional Game Partnership with the Rugby Football Union. The likely proposal will be 35 senior players and a further 12 in a "transition" group.
Strategic Sports Group - a consortium of American financiers led by Liverpool owners John Henry and Tom Werner - have been chosen as the investors the PGA Tour policy board will deal with as they look for private equity investment.

DAILY EXPRESS
Chelsea are set to place seven players on the transfer list in January, with summer signing Axel Disasi - a fairly regular starter in his first season at Stamford Bridge - potentially among them.
Faruk Koca, president of Turkish club Ankaragucu, ran on to the pitch and punched referee Halil Umut Meler in the face after his side conceded a late equaliser against Caykur Risespor on Monday evening. The referee was also kicked while lying on the ground in unsavoury scenes broadcast on live television.
Dwight Yorke says he would love to be considered as Sunderland's next manager but felt it was a "bit of a slap in the face" to not even get a response from the club when he applied for the role eventually given to Tony Mowbray.

DAILY MAIL
Liverpool are set to open the top tier of their new-look Anfield Road Stand when Manchester United visit this weekend, taking their capacity to 57,000.
Mauricio Pochettino will focus on adding height to his Chelsea squad in January and could also bring in another goalkeeper to challenge Robert Sanchez for the No 1 jersey.
Everton duo Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are under serious consideration by England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of Euro 2024.
Tottenham striker Richarlison has revealed the extent of a groin injury which forced him to go as far as not shooting during pre-match sessions and also admitted it had a huge impact on his mental health.
Chelsea may have to consider cashing in on England midfielder Conor Gallagher in January as they struggle to comply with Premier League spending rules.
Mary Earps fever continued on Monday morning as the much-anticipated launch of the latest batch of her England goalkeeper shirt saw them sell out within five minutes.
Liverpool will consider bringing Rhys Williams back to the club from his loan spell at Aberdeen, first to provide cover for an injury-hit defence and possibly then to send him to another team as he has been unable to force his way into the Dons squad.
James Milner has revealed he might have carried on playing for England had Gareth Southgate been appointed before his decision to retire had been made public.
Former Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner, who is currently without a job, has emerged as a leading contender to take over at Nottingham Forest if they move on from Steve Cooper.

THE SUN
Manchester United will allow forward Anthony Martial to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season, his ninth at Old Trafford.
Graham Potter is on a "highly ambitious" shortlist to take over as Stoke City manager according to reports in the Potteries media.
Manchester City will not host their traditional big Christmas party this year, in part due to their commitments at the Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia.
Jadon Sancho has been offered to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain which claim Manchester United want Raphinha in a swap deal.
Real Madrid's £60m deal to sign Brazil talent Endrick only happened after Chelsea mysteriously pulled the plug on a move the player's father Douglas thought had been agreed.
Everton want to recall Mason Holgate from his loan spell at Southampton because of a lack of playing time with Middlesbrough, Watford and Rangers all keen on taking him in January.

EVENING STANDARD
Reuell Walters, Lino Sousa and Ethan Nwaneri have all travelled with Arsenal for their final Champions League group game against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday evening.

DAILY EXPRESS
Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed he was struggling to get out of bed because of the back injury that forced him to withdraw from the ATP Finals in Turin. The Greek star's condition is improving and still hopes to play in the United Cup in early January.

DAILY RECORD
Scott Brown has emerged as the favourite to take over as manager of Queen's Park with former Celtic team-mate Charlie Mulgrew as his main competition.
St Johnstone owner Geoff Brown says no party is anywhere near making an offer to buy the club from him despite interest from the USA.




Chelsea are prepared to consider offers for England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, when the transfer window opens next month to raise funds for Mauricio Pochettino, who could make a move for Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, 27, or Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen. (Mail)

France centre-back Axel Disasi and Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella are among seven players Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is willing to sell in January, despite Disasi, 25, only joining the Blues last summer and Cucurella, also 25, costing more than £60m in August 2022. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea are continuing to track Palmeiras' Brazilian midfielder Luis Guilherme but Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United are also keeping tabs on the 17-year-old. (90Min)

Manchester United want to swap England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, with Barcelona's Brazil winger Raphinha, 26. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United do not intend to activate the option to extend the contract of France forward Anthony Martial, 28, when it expires at the end of this season. (Athletic)

Manchester United are open to offers for Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, former France defender Raphael Varane, 30, and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, in January, as well as Martial and Sancho. (Guardian)

If Sancho leaves Manchester United in January, Ivory Coast forward Amad Diallo, 21, could replace him in their first-team squad having just returned from injury. (Football Insider)

West Ham United remain "100%" behind David Moyes, 60, despite the crushing 5-0 defeat away at Fulham. (Telegraph)

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is seeking a January exit from Manchester City, with Tottenham and Newcastle keen on the 28-year-old. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are considering recalling English centre-back Rhys Williams, 22, from his loan spell at Aberdeen as Jurgen Klopp looks solve his defensive injury crisis. (Mail)

Bayern Munich representatives were at Sunday's game to watch Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, who they almost signed in the summer. (90min)

Tottenham have agreed a new long-term deal for Italian full-back Destiny Udogie, 21. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton want to recall English defender Mason Holgate, 27, from his loan spell at Southampton because of a lack of game time. (Sun)

Bournemouth have offered Lloyd Kelly, 25, a club-record deal in a bid to persuade him to sign a new contract, with AC Milan and Juventus keen for the English defender to agree a pre-contract deal. (Teamtalk)

Brentford are in the market for a striker in January even if Toney stays at the club, with FC Cincinnati's USA international Brandon Vazquez, 25, among the forwards on their radar. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Red Bull Salzburg's Israel midfielder Oscar Gloukh, 19, is on Aston Villa's radar before the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Feyenoord's 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Quinten Timber, twin brother of Arsenal defender Jurrien, is emerging as a transfer target for Fulham. (Teamtalk)

Stoke City have approached former Aston Villa and Leicester boss Dean Smith over the Championship side's managerial vacancy. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have held contract talks with English defender Reuell Walters as they bid to fend off interest in the 18-year-old from clubs in the Premier League and in Europe. (Standard)
 

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DAILY MAIL

Aston Villa are ready to fight off any interest in midfielder Douglas Luiz next month, with the Brazil international valued at more than £100m.
Alexis Mac Allister is not expected to be a long-term absentee from the Liverpool side with the knee injury he sustained against Sheffield United last week, but he is a serious doubt for Sunday's Anfield date with Manchester United.
Middlesbrough defender Hayden Hackney is being watched by scouts from both Manchester clubs, Tottenham and Liverpool but any move is more likely to happen in the summer.
The Premier League has indicated to Everton's prospective buyers 777 Partners that their takeover will not be approved before the end of the year, raising fears that the club could lose their offer, have to enter administration and face another points deduction next month.
Brighton have lost one of their key backroom staff, with head of medical and performance Adam Brett leaving the club in recent weeks after almost a decade in the role.
Dale Benkenstein is set to be unveiled as the new head coach of Lancashire after Chris Silverwood turned down the county's approach to remain in his role with Sri Lanka.

DAILY EXPRESS
Former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea would be very interested in joining Newcastle United on a short-term deal in January, according to reports.
Injuries to Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw against Bayern Munich on Tuesday could leave Manchester United without 13 first-team players when they take on old rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
Despite comments to the contrary from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola about Erling Haaland's absence being more than short-term, his father Alfie, his brother Astor and girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen have all removed the striker from their Fantasy Premier League teams.

THE GUARDIAN
Chelsea's players are perplexed by Thiago Silva not being made captain in the absence of Reece James and Ben Chilwell, with suggestions that the veteran defender has been disrespected a growing topic in the dressing room.
The government has admitted that a "disagreement" with Roman Abramovich is stopping funds generated from the sale of Chelsea from being used to help victims of the war in Ukraine.
Newcastle's hopes of Champions League progression could rest in the hands of their third-choice goalkeeper Loris Karius at home against Milan after Eddie Howe admitted that Martin Dubravka's fitness is "unclear".

THE SUN
Jose Mourinho is deep in talks with AS Roma over an extension to his contract as manager, but reports in Italy say Newcastle United remain "fascinated" by the 60-year-old.
Chelsea face being without England defender Reece James until March as his hamstring injury is on the more severe end of the scale.
Loris Karius is on standby for Newcastle's do-or-die Champions League clash with AC Milan - over five years after his blunders cost Liverpool in the final.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Chelsea have bullishly insisted that they plan to keep handing out eight-year contracts, despite Premier League clubs voting to close the loophole that allowed them to spread transfer fees over more than five years.
West Bromwich Albion are edging closer towards a sale with unpopular owner Guochuan Lai set to choose a preferred bidder from three offers, one of which is from the USA and another from Nigeria.
Reims boss Will Still has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Tony Mowbray as Sunderland's head coach although it remains far from certain he will accept the job because of other offers he has received.
Chelsea players went ahead with their Christmas party with the blessings of Mauricio Pochettino even though it was scheduled only a couple of hours after returning to London following their humiliating defeat at the hands of Everton.
Sportswear giant Puma is terminating its sponsorship agreement with Israel's national football team, although the German firm insists the decision was made before Hamas' October 7 attack on the nation and subsequent war.
Professional rugby players are among athletes who have become prime targets for 'sextortion' by social media scammers.

DAILY MIRROR
Richard Arnold has officially left Manchester United after 16 years as the club prepare to announce Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment deal with confirmation coming via his removal from their Companies House documents.
Liverpool are weighing up a decision on whether to recall Nat Phillips from his loan spell at Celtic given the serious knee injury suffered by Joel Matip.

THE TIMES
Billy Vunipola is facing a six-week ban after he was cited for a dangerous clearout during Saracens' defeat by the Bulls in the Champions Cup on Saturday.

DAILY RECORD
Hibs boss Nick Montgomery has admitted his January transfer wish list "isn't very long" and hopes the return of a few players from long-term injuries will feel like new signings. Adelaide United forward Musa Toure is one of his targets.
Juventus and Monaco have reportedly joined the list of clubs interested in signing Celtic's Rocco Vata, who is out of contract in the summer.
Goalkeeper Craig Gordon has opened talks with Hearts over a new deal aimed at ensuring he ends his playing days at Tynecastle.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers star Danilo has been given the nightmare news he's facing four months on the sidelines.
Alan Burrows wants to get Celtic target Bojan Miovski tied down on a new contract.
Henrik Larsson has won a battle with a Scots businessman over the rights to his name.


Barcelona are considering a January loan move for Tottenham and Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 27. (90min)

Talks are advancing for a deal for Manchester United's Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, to join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan. (Fabrizio Romano on X)

Newcastle's owners continue to admire Jose Mourinho at Roma, with the 60-year-old's contract set to expire next summer, although the Serie A side are keen to retain him as their manager. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Getafe are hoping to buy England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, from Manchester United but stand to profit anyway due to a 20% sell-on clause that was inserted in his loan deal to the La Liga club. (Athletic - subscription)

Arsenal have made an offer of £17.2m plus add-ons for Santos and Brazil Under-20 forward Marcos Leonardo, 20. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City could move for a midfielder and striker in the upcoming January window. (Football Insider)

Juventus remain interested in signing Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, on loan in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea are keen on Sporting Lisbon's Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres, 25. (Ekrem Konur on X)

Former Wolves and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, 57, is interesting both Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest. The Spaniard has not managed since leaving Wolves in August. (Sun)

Manchester United and Liverpool are among a number of Premier League clubs monitoring Real Betis' 18-year-old Spain Under-21 winger Assane Diao. (TeamTalk)

Saudi Arabian clubs Al Shabab and Al-Qadsiyah are considering a move for 36-year-old former England striker Jamie Vardy when his Leicester contract expires next summer. (CaughtOffside)

Liverpool are considering recalling 26-year-old English defender Nat Phillips from his loan at Celtic after Cameroonian defender Joel Matip, 32, suffered a season-ending knee injury. (Mirror)

Liverpool's France defender Ibrahima Konate, 24, has begun talks over a contract extension with the Reds, despite talks of a move to Paris St-Germain. (le10sport - in French)

Championship side Sunderland are in talks to appoint Will Still but face a battle to win over the Belgium-born English coach, 31, who is in charge of Ligue 1 side Reims. (Telegraph - subscription)

Borussia Dortmund have joined Newcastle in the race for the signature of Serhou Guirassy, Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea forward. Guirassy has scored 16 Bundesliga goals already this season. (Sport Bild - in German)

Premier League scouts from Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool are watching Middlesbrough and England Under-21 midfielder Hayden Hackney, 21, with the expectation he will leave the club next summer. (Mail)
 

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THE SUN

Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter is being lined up to replace Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager after meeting with incoming investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Barcelona have ruled out a swap deal involving Jadon Sancho and Raphinha, according to reports.
Donny van de Beek's huge wages could block a move to his keenest admirers Eintracht Frankfurt.
Tottenham have no interest in letting Barcelona target Giovani Lo Celso go in January - and certainly not on loan.
Argentina stars have teased Alejandro Garnacho so much over his love for Cristiano Ronaldo that he is too shy to talk.
Arsenal have accumulated a staggering bonus of £66m for qualifying into the round of 16 of the Champions League.
Julen Lopetegui has been earmarked to replace Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, reports suggest.
Manchester United transfer target Serhou Guirassy has rejected a new deal at Stuttgart, reports suggest.

THE ATHLETIC
Raphael Varane could become a free agent in the summer with his contract at Manchester United set to expire a year earlier than previously publicised.
Alexis Mac Allister remains a doubt for Liverpool's game with Manchester United at the weekend as Jurgen Klopp confirmed his knee injury was "more tricky" than first imagined, but not serious.
Former Tottenham set-piece coach Gianni Vio has taken up a role at Championship club Watford.
The four men charged over the hanging of an effigy of Vinicius Junior from a bridge near the Real Madrid training ground will appear in court on January 11.
Nottingham Forest have appointed Simon Rusk as their first specialist set-piece coach.
Liverpool have been granted permission to use their newly-developed Anfield Road Stand for their game against Manchester United on Sunday and attract their biggest home crowd in 50 years.

THE GUARDIAN
The shirt Lionel Messi wore during Argentina's 2022 FIFA World Cup final victory over France is expected to sell for a record-breaking $10m (£8m) when a set of six shirts he wore go under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Erik ten Hag's long-term future as Manchester United manager is under threat with Ineos waiting in the wings.
Manchester United are facing a financial hit of about £28m after their early Champions League exit.
Uefa disciplinary chiefs have rejected calls from the head of football policing in the UK for Legia Warsaw to be thrown out of the Europa Conference League over the fan violence that left five officers injured before the club's defeat at Aston Villa.
Bayern Munich assistant coach Anthony Barry is a leading candidate for the Republic of Ireland job but it would require a compensation package to land him from the Bundesliga champions after joining them earlier this year.
Fast bowler Josh Tongue appears unlikely to play again until the English summer having been ruled out of the tour of India with a pectoral injury.

THE TIMES
Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek are the two likeliest departures from Manchester United in the January transfer window as the club look to raise funds after their exit from the Champions League - they would also listen to offers for Casemiro and Raphael Varane.
The organisers of the Paris Olympics have been presented with a serious headache over the positioning of the two sandpits for the athletics only seven months before the Games.

DAILY MAIL
Paul Merson looks back at Manchester United's shortcomings in Group A of the Champions League and reflects on a disappointing final matchday against Bayern Munich
Manchester United's failure to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League has left a £28m dent in the club's transfer budget and could put more pressure on the club to sell players in January.
Manchester City have released a short statement condemning violence against their supporters in Serbia after attacks on travelling fans took place ahead of their Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade.
Barcelona have been banned from taking showers at their own home stadium as Catalonia fights to manage a record drought.
Manchester United are overhauling their medical set-up after launching an internal review into the crucial department.
Everton and Burnley are among the clubs keeping an eye on former Derby youngster Archie Brown.

DAILY MIRROR
Chelsea will listen to offers for out-of-favour left-back Ian Maatsen in next month's transfer window.
Around £2.5bn from Roman Abramovich's sale of Chelsea remains frozen due to a "disagreement" over how the money will be used.

EVENING STANDARD
Crystal Palace intend to sign a central midfielder and a left-back in the January transfer window, with Jean-Philippe Mateta ready to leave.
Former Liverpool player Fabinho has backed his old club to fight for the Premier League title after being impressed by their recent late wins.

DAILY RECORD
Stoke City have reportedly "held initial talks" with former Rangers boss Michael Beale to replace Alex Neil.
Lazio have been hit with a suspended stadium ban and bumper UEFA fine following a spate of unsavoury incidents during their acrimonious Champions League clash with Celtic last month.

SCOTTISH SUN
Abdallah Sima has admitted he would love to make his Rangers loan move permanent.
Aberdeen have a major sweat over star man Bojan Miovski for the clash with Eintracht Frankfurt - and Sunday's Viaplay Cup final.
Danny Handling and several of his team-mates have quit Edinburgh City amid fears the capital club is heading for administration.


Manchester United risk losing French defender Raphael Varane, 30, on a free transfer next summer with his contract due to expire a year earlier than originally publicised. (Athletic - subscription)

Barcelona and other top European clubs are tracking 22-year-old Manchester United and England forward Mason Greenwood, who is currently on a season-long loan at Getafe. (Talksport)

Napoli have held constructive talks with Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen's camp about extending the 24-year-old's contract until 2026, including a release clause of about £115m. (Sky Sports Italy)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is not at risk of the sack as the club do not want to make any big decisions until the expected sale of 25% of the club to Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos group is resolved. (Independent)

However, former Chelsea and Brighton manager Graham Potter is being lined up to replace Ten Hag at Manchester United. (Sun)

Ex-Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is also well placed to succeed Ten Hag if the Old Trafford club decide to part ways with the Dutchman. (Relevo - in Spanish)

AC Milan are in talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for 23-year-old Poland defender Jakub Kiwior. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland defender Nico Elvedi, 27, has emerged as a January target for Chelsea following another injury setback to England full-back Reece James, 24. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United's failure to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages has left a £28m hole in their transfer budget and may mean they are more open to listen to offers for 31-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro, France striker Anthony Martial, 28, and Varane. (Mail)

Eintracht Frankfurt and Girona are keen on 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, who wants to leave Manchester United. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool are in talks with RB Leipzig about recalling Portuguese winger Fabio Carvalho, 21, from his loan spell because of a lack of game time. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham's hopes of signing VfB Stuttgart's Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, have taken a blow as Borussia Dortmund are also keen. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, 21, in next month's transfer window. (Mirror)

Aston Villa could sign 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Israel midfielder Oscar Gloukh in January for up to £50m. (Football Insider)

Wolves have agreed a new deal for South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 27, until June 2028 with an option for a further season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton, Burnley and Leeds United are among the clubs monitoring 21-year-old English defender Archie Brown, who plays for Gent. (Mail)

Bayern Munich's assistant coach Anthony Barry is a leading candidate to become the Republic of Ireland's new manager. (Telegraph - subscription)

Nottingham Forest have a verbal agreement to sign Brazil and Fluminense defender Nino, 26. (Florian Plettenberg)
 

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THE SUN

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in a move for Casemiro, according to reports.
Manchester United are struggling to shift £73m flop Jadon Sancho.
Millionaire ex-Billericay Town owner Glenn Tamplin, who splashed cash on Premier League stars, is on the run from the cops.
Ivan Toney is said to be "really excited" about the prospect of joining Arsenal, reports suggest.
Juventus are offering Moise Kean in exchange for Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino.

DAILY MAIL
Manchester United's women's team have been left frustrated after their head physiotherapist was poached by the men's set-up.
Tosin Adarabioyo's return to fitness and form has stirred interest ahead of the January transfer window.
A host of top European clubs - including Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - have reportedly sent scouts to watch Mason Greenwood this season.
Andy Farrell has been given the green light to be appointed British & Irish Lions head coach for the first time in Australia in 2025 after he signed a new Ireland deal.

THE ATHLETIC
Liverpool are in discussions with Fabio Carvalho over his future after an unsuccessful loan spell at RB Leipzig.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Wonderkid Kendry Paez will train with Chelsea's first-team squad next week in the first of a series of settling-in visits to England planned by the Premier League club.
Maro Itoje and Jamie George are to hand Steve Borthwick a major boost ahead of the Six Nations Championship by signing contract extensions at Saracens after a historic financial intervention by the Rugby Football Union, who have offered the pair new 'enhanced hybrid contracts' to remain in England.

DAILY EXPRESS
Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares is reportedly wanted by Villarreal in January.

EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea are unperturbed by Victor Osimhen's new contract at Napoli as a release clause included has set the price for a summer raid.
Ange Postecoglou says Tottenham need a new centre-back in January, despite Ben Davies's seamless adaption to the role.

THE TIMES
A club relegated from the Gallagher Premiership with a parachute payment would not be a welcome addition to the Championship next season.

DAILY RECORD
Tiago Arajuo is likely to arrive at Celtic in the New Year, it has been claimed.
Ann Budge and Andrew McKinlay fielded questions from fuming Hearts fans at the club's AGM - defending Steven Naismith from accusations he plays 'horrific' football.


Paris St-Germain are interested in a move for Manchester United's 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, who has also been linked with Saudi Arabia side Al-Hilal. (Sports Zone, via Sun)

Manchester United are struggling to find a buyer for English forward Jadon Sancho, 23, with his reported £350,000-a-week wages believed to be putting teams off the £73m signing. (Sun)

Manchester United are monitoring 27-year-old Stuttgart and Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, who can leave the German side in January for less than 20m euros (£17.25m). (Sky Germany via Sky Sports)

The Saudi Pro League's director of football Michael Emenalo believes it would be hard to convince Liverpool's 31-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah to join the league in January. (Sky Sports)

Spanish former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, has once again fuelled speculation of an imminent return to the Premier League with a cryptic social media post. (Mirror)

Villarreal are interested in Arsenal's 32-year-old Portuguese defender Cedric Soares. (ESPN)


Manchester United will consider sales in January if any deal helps ease their Financial Fair Play concerns and does not unduly weaken manager Erik ten Hag's squad. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou wants to sign a new centre-back in the January transfer window. (Standard)

The return to fitness and form of Fulham's 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo has stirred interest ahead of the January transfer window. (Mail)

Arsenal and Tottenham both sent scouts to watch 18-year-old Belgian midfielder Arthur Vermeeren play for Royal Antwerp in their stunning Champions League win over Barcelona. (90 Min)

RB Leipzig have again contacted Liverpool to express a desire to keep 21-year-old Portuguese winger Fabio Carvalho, despite the Reds wanting him to return from his loan spell through a lack of playing time. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona boss Xavi, 43, is facing the heat at the Nou Camp after punishing back-to-back defeats, with none of the club's boardroom chiefs giving their support to the Spaniard. (AS - in Spanish)

Ecuador's 16-year-old midfielder Kendry Paez will train with Chelsea next week in the first of a number of settling-in visits. The Blues signed him from Independiente del Valle in the summer with the agreement he will join the club on his 18th birthday. (Telegraph - subscription required)
 

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THE SUN


Tottenham are lining up a stunning move for Brazilian wonderkid Morato after scouting him in the Champions League this week.

Chelsea are in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis with Robert Sanchez set to be out for several weeks.

Premier League sides may not know until April if they will have a fifth Champions League place next season.

Chelsea are tracking the highly rated Torino and Italy defender Alessandro Buongiorno.

Lewis Hall may be heading back to Chelsea after Eddie Howe could not confirm if the left-back will be a Newcastle player next season.

Chelsea are reportedly set to axe Trevoh Chalobah, Ian Maatsen and Noni Madueke in order to fund transfers in January.


DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly sent scouts to watch Royal Antwerp starlet Arthur Vermeeren play against Barcelona in midweek.

Casemiro is ready to call quits on his Manchester United career in the January transfer window if a suitable offer for his signature arrives, according to reports.

DAILY MAIL

Thomas Tuchel snapped at a journalist after being asked about whether Stuttgart manager Sebastian Hoeness could one day be his successor at Bayern Munich.

The PGA Tour is close to agreeing a multi-billion-dollar deal with a consortium of owners of major US sports teams including John Henry and Arthur Blank, according to reports.

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is in advanced talks about funding a second IPL to take place every autumn which would represent a major threat to international cricket.

Simona Halep has said that if her four-year doping ban is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport at her appeal in February, her career will most likely be over.

DAILY MIRROR

Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker has backed Andre Onana to succeed in the Premier League, despite his indifferent start at Manchester United.

Joel Glazer will be the sole power-broker on whether Manchester United sack Erik ten Hag if they suffer their third consecutive defeat against Liverpool on Sunday.

Daniel Farke has warned his Leeds players he will be tough with them, insisting: "I'm not here to win the Nobel Peace Prize."

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Premier League referees will be given the green light to continue freelancing in far-flung countries after it was found doing so played no part in the Liverpool offside goal fiasco.

THE ATHLETIC

Xavi insists he is not considering leaving Barcelona after a difficult week that brought back-to-back defeats against Girona and Royal Antwerp.

Aston Villa's holding company V Sports, jointly controlled by owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, has entered into an agreement with investment company Atairos for it to become a partner.

Real Madrid's new-look Santiago Bernabeu stadium looks spectacular already - but the club do not expect work to be completed until spring - that means the official inauguration is now planned to take place between the end of May and early June.

THE GUARDIAN

Kevin De Bruyne is determined to become the "best player in the world" on returning from a hamstring injury sustained in Manchester City's opening-day win at Burnley.

Wayne Rooney has stressed the importance of him and his Birmingham City players ignoring the "Wagatha Christie" backdrop to their match against Leicester City.

EVENING STANDARD

Marco Silva insists he is "not worried" that Tosin Adarabioyo might leave in January, despite Fulham's failure to convince the defender to sign a new contract on three separate occasions.

THE TIMES

Ross Barkley says he feels that he is good enough to play for England again.

Concerns around the increasing demands on top players will be underlined on Sunday when FIFA is set to announce the dates for the new 32-team Club World Cup in the United States in 2025 - likely to be another summer tournament.

The majority of the 120-strong members of FIFA's legal, compliance and ethics division have rejected an improved relocation offer to move from Zurich to Miami.

There seems little chance of serious opposition threatening UEFA's proposals to allow its president, Aleksander Ceferin, to stand for a fourth term in office and to scrap the age limit of 70 for senior officials.

The FA's legal defeat in its attempt to impose caps on payments to agents could lead to future challenges of some Financial Fair Play (FFP) charges, according to the barrister Nick De Marco KC, who has been involved in a number of cases.

A male British Olympic athlete is the subject of an anti-doping investigation linked to a criminal case in the United States.

Paris 2024 Olympics organisers have been studying Britain's recent royal events such as the Coronation and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee as part of planning for what is likely to be a spectacular but security-testing opening ceremony based on the River Seine.

DAILY RECORD

Juan Miranda says Real Betis are launching a deep inquest into how they tumbled out of the Europa League against Rangers.

Danilo has vowed to return better than before as the Rangers striker updated fans on his knee surgery.



Chelsea could move to sign Arsenal and England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, after confirmation Blues stopper Robert Sanchez will be sidelined with a knee injury. (Talksport}

Barcelona may sell Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 35, this summer to help fund a move for Newcastle's 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Football Transfers)

Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Jude Bellingham's younger brother Jobe off the back of the 18-year-old's impressive start to life at Sunderland. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham are hoping to sell 27-year-old Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals to help fund their January spending, with the Hammers keen to sign two full-backs and a striker. (90Min)

Tottenham are lining up a move for Benfica's Brazilian defender Morato, 22, after he impressed scouts watching him against RB Salzburg in the Champions League in midweek. (Sun)

Chelsea are braced for a £34m battle with Italian giants Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma for the signature of Torino and Italy defender Alessandro Buongiorno, 24. (Sun)

United States midfielder Brenden Aaronson, 23, may cut his loan at Union Berlin short and return to parent club Leeds in January because of a lack of regular first-team football. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool face competition from Newcastle, AC Milan and Roma for £60m-rated Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, 21. (Bild - in German, subscription required)

Manchester United will not make a decision about Erik ten Hag's future as manager until Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment deal is complete, even if they were to suffer a heavy defeat at Liverpool on Sunday. (Football Insider)

Luka Modric is set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as the club is not expected to offer the 38-year-old Croatia midfielder a new contract. (Sport - in Spanish)
 

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MAIL ON SUNDAY


The Saudi Pro League will make renewed attempts to sign Mohamed Salah next summer with the Liverpool forward the main target in the cash-rich competition's next phase of expansion.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe commended teenager Lewis Miley for his historic performance as Newcastle's youngest Premier League goalscorer.

Manchester City are eyeing up a potential move form inform Spanish full-back Miguel Gutierrez at table topping Girona.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been hospitalised after breaking his hip.


SUNDAY TIMES

A male British Olympic athlete is the subject of an anti-doping investigation linked to a criminal case in the United States, The Times can reveal.


STAR ON SUNDAY

Manchester City are planning a £50m swoop for Fulham ace Joao Palhinha in January.


SUNDAY MIRROR

Chelsea must cough up £85m if they wish to sign Sporting striker Viktor Gyokeres.

Arsenal are set to activate the £51m release clause of Sporting Lisbon defender Goncalo Inacio in a January swoop.

Borussia Dortmund have made an enquiry for Man Utd loanee Sergio Reguilon.

Chelsea and Manchester City have entered the race for River Plate's teenage sensation Claudio Echeverri.

Fabio Carvalho is open to a shock return to Fulham - if Liverpool are able to recall him from his loan spell at RB Leipzig.


SUNDAY RECORD

Derek Adams reckons the standard of Scottish football is 'shocking' as he tore strips off the quality of the Scottish Premiership.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Former Rangers managerial target Kevin Muscat is set to take charge of Chinese champions Shanghai Port in a lucrative £3m-a-year deal.

Andy Murray has revealed his favourite athlete growing up was Ronaldinho.

Rangers legend Graeme Souness has issued a warning to former Ibrox boss Michael Beale as he looks set to land the Sunderland job.



The Saudi Pro League will make renewed attempts to sign Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah next summer with the 31-year-old the main target in the competition's next phase of expansion. (Mail)

Manchester City are looking at a bid for Fulham's Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, with Bayern Munich and Liverpool also keen. (Star)

Portugal winger Fabio Carvalho is open to a return to Fulham if Liverpool are able to recall the 21-year-old from his loan spell at RB Leipzig. (Mirror)

Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 27, is said to be excited about the possibility of joining Arsenal. (Fabrizio Romano, via Mail)

Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo says a conversation remains "open" with regard to pursuing a deal for Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Manchester City have joined Barcelona in the race to sign River Plate's 17-year-old Argentine midfielder Claudio Echeverri. (Mirror)

Burnley are keen to do a £15m deal with Marseille for their Senegal midfielder Pape Gueye, 24. (Sun)

Scouts from Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, have reportedly watched Sunderland's English winger Jobe Bellingham, 18. (Ekrem Konur)

Eintracht Frankfurt will have the option to buy Manchester United's Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, for less than 10m euros (£8.5m) in the summer, after an initial loan. (Sky Germany, via Florian Plettenberg)

AC Milan have asked Barcelona for information about 28-year-old France centre-back Clement Lenglet's situation at Aston Villa. (Caughtoffside)

Manchester City wanted Everton to pay a £7.5m loan fee for 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the most recent summer transfer window. (Football Insider)

Middlesbrough are ready to make an initial offer to sign Nottingham Forest's out-of-favour English centre-half Joe Worrall, 26. (Sun)

Barcelona are scouting Djurgardens' 17-year-old Swedish midfielder Lucas Bergvall. (Football Transfers)
 

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DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal are monitoring Dominic Solanke's situation at Bournemouth if they are priced out of a move for Ivan Toney.
Virgil van Dijk and Andre Onana were involved in a tasty interaction in the tunnel that highlighted the moods in both dressing rooms after Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
Ukrainian tennis ace Marta Kostyuk pulled out of a match against Russian rising star Mirra Andreeva in the final of the 2023 Negometal Open de Bourg-de-Peage tournament.
Gerwyn Price has called for the PDC World Championship to be hosted away from Alexandra Palace.
Rap superstar Drake lost a whopping $250,000 (£200,000) betting on Leon Edwards to knock out Colby Covington at UFC 296 in Las Vegas.
Ivan Toney is 'excited' about the chance to join Arsenal, according to reports.
Chelsea may end up with their future captain if they complete a reported £35m transfer for Wolves star Max Kilman.

DAILY MAIL
Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Newcastle's transfer chief Dan Ashworth as the Magpies themselves step up their efforts to bring Bournemouth's Richard Hughes to the club, according to reports.
Jose Mourinho has revealed why Chelsea sold future Premier League superstars Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, claiming the pair were 'just kids who couldn't wait' for opportunities.
A review into medical protocol is expected at Luton after captain Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch for the second time in seven months.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Luis Enrique revealed club superstar Kylian Mbappe has the 'liberty to play with freedom' in whatever position he wants within the team but questioned whether he was 'frustrated' in Paris.
Jose Mourinho claims he was once accused of bullying at Manchester United after substituting a player at half-time, as he opened up on how coaching is 'different' nowadays.

DAILY MIRROR
AC Milan are set to make a fresh attempt to sign Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior.
Liverpool have been handed a major boost to their hopes of signing Bayer Leverkusen's star Piero Hincapie.
Leicester plan to hold onto young striker Tom Cannon in the face of numerous loan bids this season.
Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall could be set for a move to the Championship with Middlesbrough keen to sign him.
Real Madrid are reportedly set to demand €60m (£51.5m) for David Alaba should he leave the club.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Liverpool and Manchester United will not be in the newly expanded 32-team 2025 Fifa Club World Cup after the world governing body agreed rules to limit it to two per nation - which will be Manchester City and Chelsea from the Premier League.
Tiger Woods has refused to rule out a sensational split with Nike as he continues his return following another injury-enforced lay-off.
Harry Brook aims to bowl off-spin during The Hundred as he continues to work on expanding his repertoire.
Saudi Arabia is becoming boxing's "new Las Vegas" and the top destination for heavyweight fights, according to legendary promoter Bob Arum.

THE GUARDIAN
Mary Earps has said she thinks Nike learned lessons over the "injustice" of not making her England replica shirt available for sale after the World Cup.
A banner bearing the same messages that Usman Khawaja had written on his shoes has been taken down by security during the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at Optus Stadium.

THE SUN
John Fury has sensationally revealed he is fearing the worst ahead of son Tyson's undisputed title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
Team-mates have paid tribute to a Sunday league footballer who was killed after a van ploughed into a crowd - with its driver arrested on suspicion of murder.
Marc Cucurella's WAG, Claudia Rodriguez, has shared a snap of the Chelsea star in a hospital bed after falling asleep trying to watch the Blues.

THE ATHLETIC
The first edition of the expanded FIFA Club World Cup in 2025 will last 29 days and begin on June 15, finishing on July 13.
Jose Mourinho says he wants to stay at Roma despite his contract with the Italian club expiring next summer.
Endrick watched Real Madrid's game against Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu, the first game the 17-year-old has attended since signing for the club.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers were hit with a £50m body-blow as Fifa chiefs ruled them out of the new expanded Club World Cup.
Cameron Carter-Vickers has urged raging Celtic supporters to keep cool after tempers flared at Parkhead.


Juventus want to sign Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips in January, with the 28-year-old said to be open to the move. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in Arsenal and England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, during the January transfer window, (Football Transfers)

Arsenal and Manchester City are both targeting Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, with neither club put off by Aston Villa's £100m valuation. (Football Insider)

English winger Jadon Sancho's representatives are trying to force a move away from Manchester United, but a swap deal involving the 23-year-old and Borussia Dortmund would be too complicated. (Givemesport)

Chelsea and Manchester City have asked to be kept informed about River Plate's Argentine midfielder Claudio Echeverri, 17. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United want to clear players out next summer in order to sign Real Madrid and Austria defender David Alaba, 31. (Fichajes via Football Transfers)

Everton are interested in signing 23-year-old Marseille and Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye. (Teamtalk)

Fulham are considering a move for 24-year-old Feyenoord and Netherlands midfielder Mats Wieffer. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are set to join Real Madrid in the race for Girona's Spanish left-back Miguel Gutierrez, 22, (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, is also on Juventus' January transfer list. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Leeds United could sell 20-year-old Italy forward Wilfried Gnonto, who was a target for Everton this summer, in January. (Football Insider)

Manager Carlo Ancelotti says Real Madrid could sign a defender in January after Austria defender David Alaba, 31, suffered a serious knee injury. (ESPN)
 

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DAILY MAIL

Manchester United football director John Murtough was in Saudi Arabia for transfer talks earlier this month with the club seeking to sell players to raise funds for January signings, with Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, Anthony Martial and Casemiro among the United players available for transfer.
Murtough is understood to have left Saudi Arabia without reaching agreement on any transfers, but established some important new relationships for United and further talks are planned after his visit to Riyadh.
Speaking on his podcast, Gary Neville says Manchester United's performance against Anfield was not up to standard, despite picking up a draw
Burnley have launched an investigation after an Everton fan gatecrashed their coaches' room before Saturday's clash at Turf Moor.
Manchester United could finally confirm Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £1.25bn investment before Christmas.
Nuno Espirito Santo has emerged as a contender for the Nottingham Forest job if Steve Cooper pays for poor recent results with his job.
January is not expected to be a mad transfer trolley-dash for Liverpool but the club - as ever - are alert to opportunities and could make moves if the price is right.
Liverpool youngster Ben Doak is subject to interest from the same management agency that looks after Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, with PLG UK trying to tie down the winger as he steps up his first-team involvement.
Seb Coe fears fans are being priced out of attending next summer's Olympics in Paris, which could result in 'unacceptable' empty seats at the athletics.

DAILY EXPRESS
Crystal Palace are among the clubs interested in a January deal for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.
Manchester United reportedly sent scouts to watch Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy on Sunday eveni
Tottenham have reportedly held talks over a move for Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior is the subject of strong interest from Napoli, who are using intermediaries to bring him to Italy.
Lyon are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea defender Benoit Badiashile on loan for the remainder of the season.
Tim Henman has warned Emma Raducanu fans to lower their expectations ahead of the 21-year-old's return to action.
Tim Henman, Laura Robson and Katie Boulter believe the new Sky Sports five-year partnerships with the ATP and WTA to show all-year-round tennis will help grow the sport in the UK
Ronnie O'Sullivan has suggested snooker needs to bring in a new rule to "get rid of boring players".
Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur has called out the FIA over their handling of the investigation into F1 Academy director Susie Wolff and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.

DAILY MIRROR
Former Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has failed to make a positive impression at Werder Bremen since joining in the summer, it has been claimed.
Josh Cavallo, one of just two openly gay top-flight footballers, has shared the vile death threats that he has been sent ever since he came out two years ago.
Kevin De Bruyne is refusing to allow the shock of having his family home burgled to halt his bid for a Manchester City return.

THE ATHLETIC
Chelsea are not willing to loan out Noni Madueke in the January transfer window but are prepared to listen to offers over £40m for Conor Gallagher in January.
Paulo Xavier has left his role as Real Madrid's Latin America scout to join Arsenal.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed the club are targeting a midfield signing in January - if they can improve their salary cap situation.
Nat Phillips is set to return to Liverpool from Celtic in January with another loan move likely for the second half of the season.
Quique Sanchez Flores has been appointed as Sevilla's third permanent manager of the campaign and fifth since the start of last season.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Wolves are poised to report financial losses of £65m but will target up to two new signings in the January transfer window.
Lewis Hall's future is not dependent on the number of appearances he makes for Newcastle United during his season-long loan, with the defender eligible to face parent club Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
James Taylor, the England cricketer forced to retire at 26, has urged sporting authorities to improve heart screenings after footballer Tom Lockyer's second collapse in seven months.

THE TIMES
Martin Dubravka has revealed that he did end up with a winners' medal from last season's Carabao Cup final, when Newcastle United, his club of more than five years, lost to Manchester United, where he had a short loan spell.
Rangers defender Connor Goldson has given a candid assessment of how low the club was only two months ago and claimed some players did not trust each other's ability until the new manager Philippe Clement took over.

THE SUN
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne's home in Belgium was reportedly ransacked by robbers during a break-in on Saturday.
David Raya says his battle with Aaron Ramsdale has made them both better goalkeepers.
Manchester City are holding talks with Juventus over a potential deal for Kalvin Phillips.
Michael van Gerwen hopes to sink his teeth into the Sid Waddell Trophy at least one more time - before getting his jaw broken next year.
Michael Schumacher's ex-manager says he has no "hope" of seeing the F1 legend again.
Deontay Wilder had confirmed a deal is in place to finally fight Anthony Joshua with "nothing stopping it".

SCOTTISH SUN
The SFA has announced the appointment of Graeme Jones as their new performance director.
Alexandro Bernabei is poised to make a January exit from Celtic.
Michael Beale has opened up on his time at Rangers and insists he never wanted to manage "the whole football club".
Ridvan Yilmaz could be poised to make a January exit from Rangers.
Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon will stand down at the club's AGM in February.

DAILY RECORD
Nat Phillips will not be extending his stay at Celtic with the Liverpool loanee set to return to Anfield in January.
A move in January for reported Rangers target Nathaniel Adjei has not been ruled out by Hammarby's director.
Lawrence Shankland reckons speculation linking him with a January move from Hearts is proof he's at the top of his game.
Lowland League clubs have voted to leave the door open to Premiership B teams for another two seasons.


Nottingham Forest are set to appoint former Wolves and Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo in the next few days, with the Portuguese 49-year-old replacing current manager Steve Cooper. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Manchester United, Fulham, West Ham and AC Milan had scouts at Allianz Arena on Sunday to watch Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy in his side's 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich. (90min)

Manchester United football director John Murtough was in Saudi Arabia for transfer talks this month with the club willing to sell England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, French forward Anthony Martial, 28, and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31. (Mail)

But Varane is hopeful Manchester United will trigger the one-year extension in his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona are ready to listen to offers for Brazil winger Raphinha, 27, with Manchester United considering proposing a swap deal involving the former Leeds United player and Sancho. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth is the Ineos Group's prime choice to assume the role at Manchester United, although they remain open to retaining Murtough. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham have held talks over a potential move for 23-year-old Nice and France centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo. (Football.London)

Wolves are poised to report financial losses of £65m but will target up to two new signings in the January transfer window. Viktoria Plzen forward Rafiu Durosinmi, 20, remains a £7m target, although Eintracht Frankfurt also want the Nigerian. (Telegraph - subscription needed)

Fulham are weighing up a January bid for Montpellier's 23-year-old Nigerian forward Akor Adams. (Football Insider)

Barcelona could terminate Clement Lenglet's Aston Villa loan in the January transfer window and then try to sell the 28-year-old France defender, with AC Milan interested. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are prepared to sell left-back Ian Maatsen in the January transfer window, with Manchester City, West Ham, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Roma interested in the 21-year-old Dutchman. (90min)

Chelsea have no intention of letting 21-year-old English winger Noni Madueke leave on loan in January. (Athletic - subscription needed)

Arsenal and England keeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, has been linked with Chelsea but the Blues are unlikely to sign another stopper in January, despite Spain's Robert Sanchez, 26, facing a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. (Standard)

Juventus have opened talks with Manchester City about signing England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich and Germany forward Thomas Muller, 34, is close to signing a new contract with the club. (Bild - in German, subscription needed)

Bayern Munich have called off a January move for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo but could reassess signing the 24-year-old Uruguay international next summer. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

Paris St-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, and boss Luis Enrique's relationship has deteriorated. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club will target a loan midfielder in January in a deal similar to the one that brought Edgar Davids to the club in 2004. (EFE, via ESPN)

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, 33, is considering coming out of international retirement to play for Germany at Euro 2024. (Bild - in German, subscription needed)

Paulo Xavier has left his role as Real Madrid's Latin America scout to join Arsenal, and will work in South America with two other scouts. (Athletic - subscription needed)
 

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DAILY MAIL

It seems increasingly likely Dan Ashworth will replace John Murtough as Manchester United's football director once Sir Jim Ratcliffe moves into Old Trafford.
The Premier League are to urge fans to behave themselves ahead of the festive fixtures - following a spate of incidents at recent matches.
Emma Raducanu is likely to turn to Nick Cavaday, a name from her younger days, to assist her when she comes back in the New Year after nearly eight months away from the game.
Raphael Varane's future at Manchester United should become clearer in the next couple of weeks after he and manager Erik ten Hag appeared to have set aside their differences.
Alexis Mac Allister is set to be out of action until January.
Real Madrid-bound Endrick has revealed his hopes of playing alongside Kylian Mbappe once he joins the Spanish club in the summer.
Neymar has been ruled out of the 2024 Copa America, as he is unable to recover in time from a torn ACL for the start of the tournament, which will be played in the US in June.
Manchester United interim chief executive Patrick Stewart has been holding a series of meetings with staff and fans to update them on the INEOS investment.
Thibaut Courtois has revealed he will miss out on Belgium's Euro 2024 campaign due to his knee injury sustained in August.

DAILY EXPRESS
Raphael Varane reportedly wants to stay at Manchester United and extend his contract.
Liverpool and Arsenal have been placed on red alert following comments made by Brazilian midfielder Andre Trindade.
Manchester United's Dan Gore is reportedly attracting interest from Championship outfit Preston ahead of the January transfer window.
Liverpool's hopes of landing Lucas Beraldo in January have taken a painful hit, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly closing in on the Brazilian.
Lewis Hamilton was reportedly the only one of the 10 highest-paid F1 drivers not to receive a bonus for his performances in 2023.
Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has claimed Mick Schumacher would have been 'better understood' had he joined Red Bull.
Emma Raducanu has been advised by Tim Henman to drop down into Challenger events to kickstart her career.
UFC 296 star Bryce Mitchell has thanked his opponent Josh Emmett, who he says "could've killed him" after a scary knockout
Jake Paul has announced he will be part of Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

DAILY MIRROR
Aaron Ramsdale "absolutely has to leave" Arsenal according to former player Emmanuel Petit, who can see he is "miserable".
Manchester United and Tottenham are reportedly set for a January transfer battle for Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
Aaron Ramsdale has been told being axed at Arsenal has made him a better goalkeeper... by the man who has taken his No 1 shirt.
Granit Xhaka feels he has mellowed significantly since joining Bayer Leverkusen from Arsenal in the summer.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
Craig Levein, the former Scotland manager, wants Rangers and Celtic in the Premier League so they could share increased revenue with other Scottish clubs.
Tottenham are set to step up their pursuit of a centre-back in January and have looked at Genoa's Radu Dragusin as a possible target.
Alexandre Letellier, the Paris Saint-Germain reserve goalkeeper, was held at knifepoint with his young family during a robbery at his home.
Mike Ashley's move for Yorkshire is at risk of being derailed after Colin Graves entered advanced negotiations to secure a sensational return.
Former Chelsea striker Rati Aleksidze played a possible minor role in a global investment crime gang, according to prosecutors investigating a cyber scam worth "billions".
Manchester United are likely to have to tighten their belts in the transfer market next year as the club bid to ensure they do not flout Premier League financial rules like Everton, a senior Old Trafford executive has warned.
The Premier League is facing renewed pressure to make conversations between referees and video assistant referees public after LaLiga agreed to do so.
Newcastle have opened talks over a long-term deal for Lewis Miley when he turns 18 later this season.

THE GUARDIAN
Leading players from Afghanistan's men's team have urged FIFA to investigate allegations of match-fixing against the president of the country's football federation, and confirmed their boycott of the national side will continue until Mohammad Yousef Kargar is removed from his post.
The Masters, which already has the smallest field of the majors, could have even fewer players than usual in 2024 depending on the first three months of the PGA Tour season.

THE SUN
Bukayo Saka has helped to build a container village for earthquake victims in Morocco.
A parrot has learned the words to West Ham's famous song about Jarrod Bowen.
Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller were forced apart following a heated clash ahead of this Saturday's stacked Saudi card.
Brentford have admitted Arsenal and Chelsea target Ivan Toney could move "very shortly".
Aston Villa's plans to expand Villa Park have been put on hold for the foreseeable future.
RB Leipzig are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho.

THE TIMES
George Ford has been backed by Alex Sanderson to replace Owen Farrell as England captain because he is a "calming influence" and "exceptionally emotionally intelligent".

THE ATHLETIC
RB Leipzig are in talks over a deal worth €25m (£21.5m) for Napoli midfielder Eljif Elmas.
Real Madrid defender David Alaba has successfully undergone surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
Granit Xhaka says he hopes Kai Havertz can make his critics "eat their words" after backing the Germany international to enjoy a similar turnaround in fortunes at Arsenal as he did.
Endrick has joined US sportswear brand New Balance ahead of his transfer to Real Madrid.
Xavi has warned against placing too much immediate pressure on Barcelona's incoming teenage forward Vitor Roque, but says he hopes the signing will one day "be at the level" of
Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
DAILY RECORD
Nick Montgomery reckons Derek Adams might have scored a huge own goal with his stinging attack on the quality of Scottish football ahead of the January transfer window.

SCOTTISH SUN
American billionaire Bill Foley will invest an initial £6m in Hibernian if and when the SFA give their approval to him taking a minority stake in the club.
Derek Adams has said sorry to his Ross County players for claiming his old Morecambe squad was "100 times better".


Tottenham have looked at Genoa centre-back Radu Dragusin, 21, as a centre-back target. He is expected to cost £26m should he move in the January window. (Telegraph - subscription needed)

Real Madrid are set to make shock move to sign Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 30, from Turkish club Galatasaray.(Marca)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon, 27, who is on loan at Manchester United. Reguilon has a clause to end his loan in his contract. (Bild - in German, subscription needed)

Brentford have warned Arsenal and Chelsea they will have to pay a 'decent' fee if they want to sign England striker Ivan Toney, 27. (Talksport)

Tottenham, Aston Villa and Brighton have made contact with Juventus about English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 20, although no offers have been made yet. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

RB Leipzig are interested in signing Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho, 23, but matching the England international's wages could be a problem for the German club. (Bild - in German, subscription needed)

While Sancho could leave, Manchester United are not expecting to make any major signing in January, director of football John Murtough has told fans. (The Athletic)

Fulham and Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, is no longer a target for Liverpool in January. Other top clubs want him, however, Bayern Munich consider him to be too expensive. (Sky Sport Germany)

Newcastle United have opened talks with English midfielder Lewis Miley, 17, over signing a long-term deal when he turns 18 later this season. (Telegraph - subscription needed)

Arsenal sporting director Edu has decided to block advances for 23-year-old Poland centre-back Jakub Kiwior in the January transfer window. (Express)

Championship side Preston North End are interested in signing Manchester United's English midfielder Dan Gore, 19, on loan for the rest of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Copenhagen are ready to sell 18-year-old Swedish winger Roony Bardghji, a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, in January. (90min)
 

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Thursday 21 December 2023 07:23, UK

THE SUN

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has already made his decision on Sofyan Amrabat and will not be looking to keep the struggling summer loan signing beyond the end of the season.
Real Sociedad winger Takefusa Kubo, who previously played at youth levels for Barcelona and Real Madrid, is on Manchester United's radar as a possible replacement for Antony.
Casemiro is weighing up an offer to join the Saudi exodus, with Manchester United prepared to take a big loss on the midfielder they signed for £70m in the summer of 2022.
Chelsea must beat off strong competition from former manager Jose Mourinho to land Bosnian wonderkid Amar Dedic, with Newcastle also in the transfer tussle for the 21-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star.
Raphael Varane is being lined up for a shock return transfer to Real Madrid, according to reports.
Everton have slapped a huge £100m price tag on star man Jarrad Branthwaite, according to reports.


DAILY MAIL
Sir Jim Ratcliffe will recommend significant cuts to Manchester United's backroom staff once his purchase of a 25 per cent stake in the club is completed as he believes it to be over-staffed in a number of areas.
Paul Pogba's anti-doping tribunal hearing has been delayed in order to give his legal team more time to prepare their defence, according to reports in Italy.
FIFA are setting up a £200m fund to help support the professionalisation of women's football with clubs being rewarded every time they sign a U23 player and an additional bonus when one of those players makes an international debut.
Former Southampton director of performance Mark Jarvis has been appointed as the FA's new head of performance and will play a lead role ahead of England's bid to win Euro 2024.
There was a heart-warming moment in Paris Saint-Germain's 3-1 win over Metz on Wednesday evening as 16-year-old Ethan Mbappe made his first-team debut alongside older brother, Kylian.
Chelsea's decision over Reece James's anticipated surgery on a hamstring injury has been delayed amid reservations over whether the procedure is necessary.

EVENING STANDARD
Steve Cooper will be a candidate for a quick return to the Premier League management ranks as Crystal Palace are interested in him as a potential replacement for Roy Hodgson should the veteran call time at the end of the season.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
Kalvin Phillips will seek guarantees over playing time from Manchester City ahead of a decision on his future at the club, with Newcastle and Juventus both interested in the England midfielder.
Jurgen Klopp took aim at Liverpool fans after the Carabao Cup thrashing of West Ham, telling them to stay at home this weekend for the Premier League title clash against Arsenal unless they generate the right atmosphere at Anfield. :lol:
Ezequiel Lavezzi, the former Paris St-Germain and Argentina striker, was rushed to hospital after being wounded at a house party he hosted in Uruguay.
England and Australia will most likely meet in Barbados in a mouth-watering clash at the World T20 next year, while India and Pakistan will have the latest game in their fierce rivalry at the Eisenhower Stadium, 30 miles east of Manhattan.
England's most-capped men's rugby union international Ben Youngs is set to sign a new deal with the Leicester Tigers to extend his time with the team to a record-equalling 19 seasons, matching the mark held by club legend David Matthews.
Former Bath captain and director of rugby Stuart Hooper is to be named director of cricket operations at the England and Wales Cricket Board.

THE ATHLETIC
Chelsea are close to securing a deal to sign teenage Senegal midfielder Pape Daouda Diong from June, when he will turn 18. Diong was in attendance when Chelsea edged past Newcastle in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.
USWNT midfielder Kristie Mewis, the fiancée of Chelsea striker Sam Kerr, is set to join West Ham United from Gotham FC.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract.
Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has lost a legal challenge to rescind sanctions imposed on him by the European Union following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Santiago Solari has replaced Manuel Fernandez as Real Madrid's director of football.

DAILY MIRROR
Borussia Dortmund winger Donyell Malan would welcome a move to the Premier League according to reports, which has led to talk of a possible swap deal involving Manchester United's former Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Jarell Quansah is the most recent Liverpool star to sign a 'car clause' in his contract - something all young players at the club are required to do.
Chelsea have vowed to ban the fan who confronted Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka during their Carabao Cup win.
AlphaTauri chief Peter Bayer has vowed his team will not repeat their 2023 error of not using every part made available to them by sister team Formula One champions Red Bull in their cars, which will again be piloted by Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda.

THE TIMES
Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their search for a central defender, with Nice's Jean-Clair Todibo high on the club's list of January targets.
Matthew Mott is confident Jofra Archer will be fit to play a part in England's T20 World Cup title defence in June and expects him to be a "massive" presence.


DAILY RECORD
Al Ittihad are reported to have contacted Celtic about the prospect of Jota returning to the club in January but the Scottish champions appear to have been priced out of any deal with Premier League clubs ready to make their move.
Celtic and Rangers are keeping close tabs on Kilmarnock's loanee goalkeeper Will Dennis, who will be out of contract with parent club Bournemouth in the summer and potentially available for free.
Tony Docherty has lifted the lid on the big sell Dundee have given Liverpool loanee Owen Beck over why he should remain at Dens for the rest of the season.
Cyriel Dessers and Abdallah Sima have been rewarded for their recent Rangers resurgence with call-ups to their respective provisional national team squads for next month's Africa Cup of Nations - but it could be a headache for Philippe Clement.


Real Madrid could be interested in re-signing Manchester United's former France defender Raphael Varane, 30, after Austria defender David Alaba, 31, suffered a serious injury. (Cadena Cope - in Spanish)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to keep Varane, who joined the Red Devils from Real in 2021, and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, in the January transfer window. (ESPN)

Arsenal are leading Chelsea in the race to sign 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford. (Independent)

Manchester United are interested in Real Sociedad's Japan winger Takefusa Kubo, 22, as a potential replacement for Brazil winger Antony, 23. Kubo has scored six and provided a further three assists in La Liga this season. (Sun)

German sides Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Stuttgart are exploring a deal to sign Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23. (90 Min)

Juventus could hold a slight advantage over Newcastle United in their attempts to sign Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips as the 28-year-old wants to know about the playing time he would get before deciding which club to join, with potentially more opportunity in Italy. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Brentford, Brighton and Nottingham Forest are interested in Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Germany Under-21 forward Maximilian Beier. Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen are also watching developments. (Christian Falk on X)

Chelsea are not interested in signing Arsenal's England keeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, in January. Ramsdale has been linked with a move away after making just five Premier League starts this season. (Fabrizio Romano on X)

Ramsdale will not be allowed to leave Arsenal in January, despite his lack of playing time. (Football Insider)

Everton have placed a record £100m price tag on England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham. (i newspaper)

Fluminense's Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, has reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League amid interest from Fulham. (Standard)

Tottenham have a long standing interest in English defender Tosin Adarabioyo and could make a move for him in January, but Fulham hope the 26-year-old extends his contract with them beyond next summer. (Standard)

Tottenham have opened talks to sign 23-year-old Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo in January, with Manchester United also linked with the France international. (Talksport)

Steve Cooper, who was sacked by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, is a contender to succeed Roy Hodgson when the 76-year-old leaves Crystal Palace. (Standard)

Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing 26-year-old Inter Milan and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool are yet to find a replacement for sporting director Jorg Schmadtke, with the German set to leave the club at the end of the season having only joined in May. (Express)
 

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Friday's Newspapers.

THE TIMES

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to buy 25 per cent of Manchester United was in final negotiations on Thursday night after work was undertaken all week to try to complete the paperwork in order to start the process of approvals.
The European Super League has used a landmark court ruling to relaunch with a new format but the UK government says it would block Premier League teams from signing up to another breakaway competition.
West Ham manager David Moyes says Erik ten Hag needs to be given time to make his mark on Manchester United

THE SUN
Interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona in Mason Greenwood has convinced Manchester United the time is right to sell the striker, currently on loan in Spain with Getafe.
Tottenham have received a boost in their pursuit of centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo as he is reported to have told Fulham he wants to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Sporting defender Goncalo Inacio because of their injury problems at the back, but they remain unlikely to make any significant moves in January.
Former Chelsea and West Ham starlet Pierre Ekwah, now plying his trade in the Championship with Sunderland, is attracting interest from Premier League clubs including Fulham and Crystal Palace.
Arsenal could reportedly make a January swoop for the man many believe will be Rodri's long-term successor for Spain.
Tosin Adarabioyo has told Fulham he wants to leave at the end of the season as a free agent.

DAILY MAIL
Barcelona and Real Madrid will be due a loyalty bonus of £870m should plans for a European Super League finally get the go-ahead.
Manchester United will have to bide their time or pay big compensation if they are determined to appoint Dan Ashworth as sporting director, because he has a 12-month notice period in his contract at Newcastle.
Wasps, London Irish and Worcester have been granted the chance to apply for a place in a new Premiership 2 despite opposition from current Championship clubs, with the radical changes being revealed by the RFU in a bid to save domestic rugby in England.
The RFU will give England head coach Steve Borthwick the power to allocate 25 central contracts in a bid to stem the exodus of players to France.
Everton manager Sean Dyche says previous protests from fans about a European Super League have demonstrated how they feel about the proposal.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Jesse Marsch has revealed Leeds' owners admitted to him in private that they sacked him too soon and he says he now regrets not taking the chance to become Leicester manager before Enzo Maresca's appointment.
Jan Vertonghen believes he suffered from mental health problems at Tottenham and has revealed he spent the entire 2019 Champions League final counting down to the final whistle.
Former Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has revealed a heart condition found during a medical check ahead of a short-term move to Toulon was his reason for quitting rugby union.
Fluminense's midfielder Felipe Melo made the sensational claim that he had never heard of the Daily Telegraph on Thursday as the build-up to the Club World Cup final developed into a debate about the ages of the South American champions who face Manchester City for the title of world champions.
Australia opener Usman Khawaja has been charged by the International Cricket Council for wearing an unsanctioned black armband to show solidarity with people affected by conflict in Gaza.

DAILY MIRROR
European Super League organisers A22 say Manchester United and other Premier League clubs have been made new offers to sign up despite their statements on Thursday that they remain committed to UEFA competition.
McLaren chief Zak Brown has conceded tensions are likely to rise between his drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri "sooner rather than later" because of their combined ambition for Formula One success.
Ivan Toney has increased speculation about his future by liking a social media comment about joining Arsenal in January.
Jarell Quansah is the most recent Liverpool star to sign a 'car clause' in his contract - something all young players at the club are required to do.
Wolves boss Gary O'Neil has confirmed that Pedro Neto is back training - and could even be on the bench against Chelsea on Christmas Eve.

DAILY EXPRESS
Gary Neville has revealed he thought he was "going to die" after claiming he had a drink spiked during a Christmas party while a teenager at Manchester United.
Manchester United are reportedly on the lookout for a 'low-cost' striker and right-sided centre-back in the New Year.

DAILY RECORD
Kieran Dowell insists Rangers' injury crisis will not derail the club's Christmas charge towards the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic's Green Brigade could be back in their Parkhead seats on Saturday for the visit of Livingston after a two-month stand-off with the club.
Bournemouth owner Bill Foley is edging closer to a deal for a non-controlling stake in Hibernian after his representatives visited Easter Road.
Celtic and Rangers could battle it out for the signature of Wolves flop Fabio Silva, who is set to be loaned out again by the Premier League side.


Juventus have entered talks with Manchester City over a loan deal for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (ESPN)

The 28-year-old has told Manchester City he wants to leave the club next month, with Newcastle United also interested in a loan move. (Guardian)

Arsenal are considering a £52m-move for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio, 22, in January. (Sun)

Chelsea will block any advances from Tottenham for their 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher in the January transfer window despite uncertainty over his contract situation. (Football Insider)

Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, has told Fulham he wants to leave the club next summer on a free transfer. The former England youth international defender has previously interested Tottenham and Monaco. (Sun)

Tottenham will turn to other targets if they do not get any encouragement from France and Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo in the next few weeks. The 23-year-old has also been linked with a move to Manchester United. (Teamtalk)

Rennes are open to parting ways with midfielder Nemanja Matic, 35, in January. The former Serbia international only joined the Ligue 1 side from Roma last summer. (L'Equipe)

Barcelona and Real Madrid are leading the chase to sign Mason Greenwood, 22, with Manchester United currently having no plans to bring him back to Old Trafford permanently once his loan spell at Getafe ends. (Talksport)

Having been sacked by Nottingham Forest, Steve Cooper is top of Crystal Palace's managerial shortlist and the Welshman, 44 could now be approached by the London club, with current boss Roy Hodgson, 76, considering retirement again. (Football Insider)

Juventus and England Under-21 winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 20, is attracting interest from Tottenham, Aston Villa and Brighton. (Fichajes in Spanish)

Juventus have not ruled out signing former Portuguese defender Tiago Djalo, 23, from French side Lille in January, although a deal next summer looks more probable. (Gazzetta dello Sport in Italian)

West Ham and Fulham are keen on Nigerian forward Akor Adams, 23, who could leave Montpellier in January for a fee of around £15-20m. (Football Insider)

West Ham are yet to hold talks with manager David Moyes, 60, about renewing his contract, which runs out at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Nottingham Forest have accepted a bid of more than 5m euros (£4.3m) from Atletico Mineiro for Brazilian attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa, 29. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bournemouth are remaining strong in their stance that English striker Dominic Solanke, 26, is not for sale in the January transfer window. (talkSPORT)

Brentford, Crystal Palace and Fulham are keen on Getafe's 26-year-old Spanish striker Borja Mayoral, 26. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Darou Salam to sign their 17-year-old Senegalese midfielder Pape Daouda Diong. (90min)

West Ham and Everton are interested in a January deal for Peterborough and England Under-21 defender Ronnie Edwards, 20. (Sun)
 

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Saturday 23 December 2023 07:56, UK

THE SUN

Manchester United are tracking Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri as a possible January signing after learning Stuttgart's Serhou Guirassy would prefer a move to Tottenham.
Cristiano Ronaldo's plans for a luxury £27m hotel in Manchester have been left in ruins after his planning permission was allowed to expire, leaving the Grade II listed building derelict.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 21st goal of the season in Al Nassr's 3-1 win against Steven Gerrard's Al Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League
Eric Bailly could be handed an escape route from his Besiktas nightmare as he is being linked with a return to Villarreal.
Man Utd side are tracking Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri, as target Serhou Guirassy has his eye on a move to rivals Tottenham.
Chloe Kelly showed off her glittering diamond ring after getting engaged under Northern Lights.
Gareth Southgate has also shown great management off the pitch - with his property company adding £2.5million of assets in a year.

EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea have contacted Sporting Lisbon about signing defender Ousmane Diomande and striker Viktor Gyokeres but have been told a double deal will cost them £156m.

DAILY MIRROR
Napoli are close to agreeing a 12-month contract extension with striker Victor Osimhen which will include a £112m buyout clause to try and fend off Premier League interest.
Injured Tottenham defender Micky van de Ven has revealed he will be back in training early in the New Year after a hamstring issue curtailed a promising first season in the Premier League.
Liverpool have PSV winger Johan Bakayoko on their list of transfer targets ahead of the January window.
Luton could be about to cut short Albert Sambi Lokonga's loan.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is prepared to sanction Jean-Clair Todibo's move from Nice to Tottenham, despite interest from Man Utd in the defender.
Roma have enquired about the possibility of signing Trevoh Chalobah from Chelsea in January.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Lasse Lempainen, the surgeon who operated on Chelsea defender Reece James' hamstring, is convinced he will be in top shape by the time Euro 2024 gets under way in Germany this summer.
Saudi Arabia is set to rule out a LIV Golf-style financial backing for any European Super League despite monitoring the project closely when it was first mooted in 2021.
Justin Kluivert has admitted he had flashbacks to what happened to close friend Abdelhak Nouri, who was left in a coma for a year and emerged with limited cognitive ability after waking up, when Luton skipper Tom Lockyer collapsed during their game with Bournemouth last weekend.
England are set to bring in West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard as a consultant coach for the Twenty20 World Cup, which is being co-hosted in the Caribbean and United States.
Clubs in rugby union's Championship have firmly rejected RFU plans for a "Premiership 2" competition saying they are not interested in a league which "follows a franchise or selection-based model".

DAILY MAIL
Games in the FA Cup third round being played at Premier League grounds will have a third VAR official - a Support VAR - joining the officiating team rather than the usual two.
Crystal Palace's head of sports medicine Zafar Iqbal is leaving the club at the end of the season to join Premier League rivals Arsenal.

TALKSPORT
Bournemouth are remaining strong in their stance striker Dominic Solanke will stay at the club in the long-term.

THE ATHLETIC
Scouts working for then Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer valued winger Antony at only £25m months before his arrival at the club for £85m.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United are willing to pay Real Sociedad winger Takefusa Kubo more than seven times what he is earning in Spain to secure his signature in January.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic are reported to have an interest in Ipswich Town's former St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky but his agent says their focus is firmly on helping his club into the Premier League.
Lee McCulloch has urged Rangers to go all out in January for Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland to boost their Scottish Premiership title bid.


Manchester United are weighing up a move for Sevilla and Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri, 26, because another target, Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea international Serhou Guirassy, prefers a switch to Tottenham. (Sun)

Tottenham could offer Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, to Chelsea as part of a deal to sign their England international Conor Gallagher, 23. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa want Germany forward Timo Werner, 27, on loan from RB Leipzig as they look to strengthen their attacking options. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have approached Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon about the possibility of signing their Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, 20, and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, in January. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are interested Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi but the 24-year-old Spain international is reluctant to switch clubs in January. (Football.London)

Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to being appointed as the new boss of Turkish top-flight side Besiktas. (NTV Spor, via Goal)

Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, will join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan in January and the deal includes an €11m (£9.5m) plus add-ons option to make the switch permanent. (Athletic - subscription required)

Inter Milan are preparing an offer for Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley - a loan in January with an obligation to buy at the end of the season - but Aston Villa and West Ham are also keen on the 23-year-old England-born Denmark international. (Sky Sports)

Sunderland midfielder Pierre Ekwah, 21, is attracting attention from Crystal Palace, Fulham and Nottingham Forest, but the Black Cats are keen to keep the Frenchman as they target the Championship play-offs. (Evening Standard)

Luton Town are considering cutting short the season-long loan of Arsenal and Belgium midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 24, in order to reinforce other positions. (Teamtalk)

European Super League organisers are still hopeful of persuading Premier League clubs to sign up to their new proposals despite several sides publicly distancing themselves from the latest plans. (The i)

Everton are considering a move for Burnley's 28-year-old English midfielder Josh Brownhill in January. (Football Transfers)

Fulham have agreed a deal with Fluminense for midfielder Andre and it is now up to the 22-year-old Brazil international to decide whether he wants to move to Craven Cottage. (Football Insider)

Sevilla are considering a January loan move for Bournemouth's Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore, 23. (AS - in Spanish)
 

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Fulham will demand a fee of up to £60m in January for 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, who has been linked with Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Arsenal. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have contacted Ivan Toney's representatives as they consider making a firm offer to Brentford for the 27-year-old England forward. (Rudy Galetti)

France striker Kylian Mbappe does not want to leave Paris St-Germain in January despite the 25-year-old's contract expiring at the end of the season. (L'Equipe - in French)

PSG have a verbal agreement to sign Liverpool target Lucas Beraldo, with the 20-year-old Brazilian centre-back set to leave Sao Paulo for £17m in January. (Fabrizio Romano via Goal)

Manchester City's Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, is not expected to leave in January even if his £50m release clause is met by another club. (Star)

Inter Milan are hopeful of beating Manchester City to the signature of Club Bruges' 24-year-old Canada forward Tajon Buchanan. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, has a release clause of 120m euros (£104m) in his new Napoli contract, but it could increase depending on conditions such as when it is activated. (90 Min)

Strasbourg are considering a January move for Boca Juniors' 19-year-old Argentina youth left-back Valentin Barco, who is also a target for Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Brighton have also expressed an interest in Barco and have met with his representatives. (TYC Sports - in Spanish)

Arsenal have added Sao Paulo's 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Pablo Maia to their list of potential January targets. (Football Transfers)

Tottenham are monitoring Radu Dragusin after sending scouts to watch the 21-year-old Romania defender play for Genoa against Juventus last week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lyon are targeting West Ham's 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma in January. (Talksport)

Aston Villa have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Juventus winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 20, with a bid of about £17m likely to be enough to land the England Under-21s international. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are keen to keep Atletico Madrid's Portugal forward Joao Felix, 24, beyond this season but will pursue another loan deal as they cannot afford a permanent transfer. (Goal)

West Ham have entered the race for Bayer Leverkusen's 27-year-old Germany defender Jonathan Tah, who prefers a move to the Premier League over Bayern Munich. (Bild via Fussball Transfers - in German)

Lille are considering a move for Southampton's 21-year-old France Under-21s forward Sekou Mara in January. (L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona's Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 24, wants to stay with the La Liga champions amid interest from Bayern Munich. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham and Monaco want to sign 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer when his Fulham contract expires at the end of the season. (90min)

Newcastle are ending English midfielder Joe White's loan deal with Crewe so the 21-year-old can join Stockport County for the rest of the season on loan. (Football Insider)

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino's future at Al-Ahli is in doubt. Fellow Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq, managed by Steven Gerrard, could be interested in signing the 32-year-old. (Mirror)
 

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Manchester City are advancing talks over a deal for 17-year-old River Plate attacking midfielder Claudio Echeverri, with Chelsea also interested in the Argentina youth international. (Fabrizio Romano)

Echeverri has a £21.4m release clause in his contract with City planning to immediately loan him back to River. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona face competition from Manchester City for the signature of Fluminense midfielder Andre, 22, with Pep Guardiola having identified the Brazilian, also been linked with Liverpool and Fulham, as a potential signing for the future. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Premier League clubs are set to face a fresh wave of interest in their top players from the Saudi Pro League with the number of foreign players clubs are permitted in their squads set to increase from eight to 10. (Daily Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in the race to sign Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 28, from Bayern Munich. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal are willing to part with England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, for a fee of around £40m amid interest from West Ham, Brentford and Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)

AC Milan will stick with boss Stefano Pioli for the time being, despite former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte viewed as a potential replacement in the summer. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United have put Lyon attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki, 20, on their list of transfer targets with boss Erik ten Hag also keen to sign a striker in addition to the Frenchman. (Football Transfers)

Manchester City have told Barcelona to pay in excess of £26m to make 29-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo's loan move permanent. (Sport - in Spanish)

The agent of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has shut down rumours the Nigeria international will leave next summer despite a buyout clause in the 24-year-old's new contract in excess of £100m. (Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia)

Manchester United are willing to let Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo leave Old Trafford on loan in January, with Southampton keen on the 21-year-old. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain have agreed a fee of £17.5m (20m euros) with Sao Paulo for their 20-year-old Brazilian centre-back Lucas Beraldo, who was also on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's radar. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is closing in on a return to management, with the Norwegian favourite to take over at Turkish club Besiktas. (Mirror)

Under pressure Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has called on the club's board to make "significant changes" in the January transfer window following a winless run of eight matches. (Mail)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will hold talks imminently with director of football Dan Ashworth over the club's January transfer targets. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Ashworth has personally scouted Italian centre-back Lorenzo Pirola, 21, Mali midfielder Lassana Coulibaly, 27, and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, 27, who are all on the books of Serie A club Salernitana and of interest to Newcastle. (Teamtalk)
 

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Under pressure Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has called on the club's board to make "significant changes" in the January transfer window following a winless run of eight matches. (Mail)
Breaking news: Steven Gerrard has been sacked as manager of Al-Ettifaq
 

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Boxing Day newspapers...

THE SUN

Tottenham have turned their attention to Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke as they look for additional help up front with Brighton's Evan Ferguson proving an impossible deal to secure.
Erling Haaland has applied to trademark his "EBH" initials, potentially to launch his own line of clothing including silk pyjamas. Somebody else already owns the Erling Haaland trademark.
Vito Mannone says his experience of being a long-term No 2 goalkeeper at Arsenal has made it clear that Aaron Ramsdale would be better off seeking a move away from the Emirates.
Royal Antwerp's teenage midfielder Arthur Vermeeren has emerged as a January target for Tottenham.
Anthony Joshua is targeting becoming a three-time world heavyweight champion in Saudi Arabia on March 9 when he hopes to face Filip Hrgovic for the IBF belt.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Former Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward has emerged as a surprise contender to take on that role in the fresh backroom at Manchester United.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Glazer family have been urged to demolish an outdated Old Trafford and build an "exciting and innovative" stadium by the architects in charge of their redevelopment plans.
Nottingham Forest will write to PGMOL chief Howard Webb to demand that Rob Jones is suspended from refereeing following his blunder in sending off Willy Boly against Bournemouth.
Manchester City are in talks with River Plate over a potential £15m deal to sign highly-rated teenage midfielder Claudio Echeverri.
The Saudi Pro League is considering a raise in the number of foreign players allowed in squads next season to boost the competition's brand and increase their strength in the transfer market even further.
Colin Graves is set to win the race to take control of Yorkshire after entering a period of exclusivity with his former county and beating off competition from Mike Ashley.

DAILY MIRROR
Julian Alvarez says he is "very happy" at Manchester City amid reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
Furious Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has vowed to take action after a mole in his camp leaked their team selection to face Aston Villa online.

DAILY MAIL
Barcelona are reportedly looking to "get out" of the £5.2m pay rise due to Robert Lewandowski for his third season with the club because of his struggles this season.
Tottenham have rekindled their interest in Liverpool defender Joe Gomez but fear the injury to Kostas Tsimikas will scupper their chances of a deal.
Raphael Varane's representatives claim talk about their client leaving Manchester United to link up with old friend Karim Benzema in Saudi Arabia is "not a subject".
Nuno Espirito Santo says every Nottingham Forest player will have to improve their performance after his arrival at the club, but particularly called on goalkeepers Matt Turner and Odysseas Vlachodimos to step up.
Dwight Yorke has revealed he struggles to watch Manchester United after a decade of mediocrity and believes the legacy left by Sir Alex Ferguson has not been protected by those in charge of the club.

DAILY EXPRESS
Nottingham Forest defender Willy Boly says there has to be a rethink over VAR officials being able to review yellow card decisions after a questionable call saw him sent off against Bournemouth.

Nottingham Forest's Willy Boly was shown a second yellow card by referee Robert Jones for a challenge on Bournemouth's Adam Smith which sparked controversy at the City Ground as Forest went on to lose 3-2 to the Cherries.
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks says any thought of him investing in Aston Villa, the club he has followed for many years, would be "out of my pay grade".

New Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he was 'upset' about the standard of refereeing in their 3-2 defeat to Bournemouth, adding that it was a 'bad decision' to send-off Willy Boly.

THE GUARDIAN
FIFA has been heavily criticised for negotiating an eight-and-a-half-year tax exemption for the 2023 Women's World Cup when players in Australia ended up paying 32.5% of their match fee income to the country's tax office.

DAILY RECORD
Inter Milan will get short shrift from Inter Milan if the Serie A giants come calling with an offer for midfielder Matt O'Riley.
Leighton Clarkson believes it is vital Aberdeen resist any offers for team-mate Bojan Miovski when the transfer window re-opens next week.
Scottish Premiership clubs are expected to make a play for former Motherwell striker Kevin van Veen, who has been cleared to leave FC Groningen if the right offer comes in.




Tuesday

Manchester City
are advancing talks over a deal for 17-year-old River Plate attacking midfielder Claudio Echeverri, with Chelsea also interested in the Argentina youth international. (Fabrizio Romano)

Echeverri has a £21.4m release clause in his contract with City planning to immediately loan him back to River. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona face competition from Manchester City for the signature of Fluminense midfielder Andre, 22, with Pep Guardiola having identified the Brazilian, also been linked with Liverpool and Fulham, as a potential signing for the future. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Premier League clubs are set to face a fresh wave of interest in their top players from the Saudi Pro League with the number of foreign players clubs are permitted in their squads set to increase from eight to 10. (Daily Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in the race to sign Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 28, from Bayern Munich. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal are willing to part with England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, for a fee of around £40m amid interest from West Ham, Brentford and Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)

AC Milan will stick with boss Stefano Pioli for the time being, despite former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte viewed as a potential replacement in the summer. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United have put Lyon attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki, 20, on their list of transfer targets with boss Erik ten Hag also keen to sign a striker in addition to the Frenchman. (Football Transfers)

Manchester City have told Barcelona to pay in excess of £26m to make 29-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo's loan move permanent. (Sport - in Spanish)

The agent of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has shut down rumours the Nigeria international will leave next summer despite a buyout clause in the 24-year-old's new contract in excess of £100m. (Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia)

Manchester United are willing to let Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo leave Old Trafford on loan in January, with Southampton keen on the 21-year-old. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain have agreed a fee of £17.5m (20m euros) with Sao Paulo for their 20-year-old Brazilian centre-back Lucas Beraldo, who was also on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's radar. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is closing in on a return to management, with the Norwegian favourite to take over at Turkish club Besiktas. (Mirror)

Under pressure Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has called on the club's board to make "significant changes" in the January transfer window following a winless run of eight matches. (Mail)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will hold talks imminently with director of football Dan Ashworth over the club's January transfer targets. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Ashworth has personally scouted Italian centre-back Lorenzo Pirola, 21, Mali midfielder Lassana Coulibaly, 27, and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, 27, who are all on the books of Serie A club Salernitana and of interest to Newcastle. (Teamtalk)
 
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Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring Bournemouth's English forward Dominic Solanke, 26, as they look to sign a striker in the summer. (Sun)

Newcastle and Juventus are the current frontrunners to sign 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City next month. (Football Insider)

Inter Milan are moving forward in talks to sign Club Bruges' 24-year-old Canada winger Tajon Buchanan who has also attracted interest from Manchester City and Bournemouth. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has refused to confirm whether striker Anthony Martial will be sold in January. (Guardian)

Long-time favourites Barcelona could miss out on signing Palmeiras 16-year-old Estevao Willian with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain all lining up to sign the Brazilian winger. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward has emerged as a surprise candidate for the same role at Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Betis are making progress over a permanent deal for Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 27, who is on loan at the Spanish club. (Football Insider)
 

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

Newcastle United are going to step up their interest in Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips and hope a loan deal can be agreed swiftly once the January transfer window opens. The midfielder is viewed as a top priority for Eddie Howe's team.
The Glazer family will have pocketed more than £1.3bn from share sales and dividend payments at Manchester United once Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal for a 25 per cent stake in the club is formally completed.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains what benefits the Glazers will have from selling 25 per cent of Manchester United to Sir Jim Ratcliffe
World Athletics have promised not to "strangle innovation" after forming a special evaluation team to work with companies like Nike and Adidas whose new 'super shoes' have transformed endurance running.

THE TIMES
Ineos and the Glazer family have agreed to avoid criticising each other in public as part of the deal that is set to culminate in the billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the Ineos chairman and chief executive, taking control of 25 per cent of Manchester United.
UEFA has demanded the European Court of Justice amends its press statement on the European Super League decision with senior figures believing the release was enhanced to make the ruling sound more titillating.

THE INDEPENDENT
Manchester United and the Glazer family will have to pay Sir Jim Ratcliffe up to $66m (£51.6m) if they terminate the agreement for him to take a minority share in the club.
Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol looks at why the Glazer family are happy to hand over football operations to INEOS

THE SUN
Conor Gallagher could be one of five players who are shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge in January.
Former Premier League star Salomon Rondon has allegedly given up a huge chunk of money in order to quit River Plate.
Nottingham Forest and Wales defender Neco Williams hopes Amazon Prime were watching his social media after expressing his displeasure at being labelled as English on graphics as he came on during their live broadcast of the win at Newcastle.
Seb Coe hopes a "warts and all" documentary about the world of athletics ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris next summer will provide the same boost as a similar series did for Formula One.

DAILY MAIL
UEFA has reportedly demanded the European Court of Justice amends its press statement on the European Super League decision as some within the organisation believe the 'inaccurate' release was drafted to make the ruling appear more riveting.
Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to make an opening offer for Manchester United defender Raphael Varane.
Karim Benzema has appeared to delete his Instagram account which has a staggering 76 million followers.
Jesse Lingard has been offered to several clubs in France, but any move could reportedly be scuppered by Brexit rules.
Andre Onana's bizarre feud with Cameroon legends Samuel Eto'o and current international head coach Rigobert Song is showing no sign of healing and there remain doubts whether he will return to international duty for AFCON even if selected in Song's squad.
Liverpool's pre-Christmas clash with Arsenal provided record-breaking viewership in the United States, with 2.28m people watching the game across NBC, streaming platform Peacock and Spanish-speaking outlet Telemundo.
John Terry has tipped 20-year-old defender Alfie Gilchrist to be the next academy star to impact the Chelsea first-team.
Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno will escape any punishment from the Football Association following his altercation with a ballboy during the defeat at Bournemouth.
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno apologised after a confrontation with a ball boy at Bournemouth during Fulham's 3-0 defeat at the Vitality Stadium
Guinea star Morlaye Sylla has been omitted from their AFCON squad in the aftermath of a row with team-mates and manager Kaba Diawara, who he accused of stealing a shirt given to him by Vinicius Jr after the nation played Brazil over the summer.

DAILY MIRROR
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso will not be doing his old club any favours as he has ruled out allowing Reds defensive target Piero Hincapie to leave Bayer Leverkusen in January.
Liverpool will not be pursuing a January move for Fulham full-back Antonee Robinson amid reports they wanted the US international to provide cover for injured pair Andrew Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas.
Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas was injured against Arsenal after colliding on the sideline with his own manager Jurgen Klopp

THE ATHLETIC
Everton are not expecting a busy transfer window as they continue to prioritise "financial prudence".
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hopes striker Erling Haaland will return next month from a "stress" injury in his foot.
RB Leipzig have confirmed the signing of midfielder Eljif Elmas from Napoli.
Barcelona captain and two-time Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas has undergone surgery on her knee, her club has confirmed.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester City are reportedly considering a move for Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich in the January transfer window.

SCOTTISH SUN
Harry Kewell is edging closer to being appointed as the new Yokohama F Marinos boss.

DAILY RECORD
Celtic full-back Greg Taylor says the first-team squad will get a massive boost when Reo Hatete and Liel Abada are able to return to action, which should happen soon.


Newcastle United are confident they can agree a deal to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City but face competition from Juventus, Everton and Crystal Palace for the 28-year-old. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Glazer family will have to pay Sir Jim Ratcliffe up to $66m (£52m) if they terminate the deal for his Ineos Group to buy a 25% stake in Manchester United. (Independent)

As part of the deal, Ineos also have to be consulted about any moves by Manchester United in the January transfer window and manager Erik ten Hag cannot be sacked without Ratcliffe's involvement. (Standard)

Ratcliffe has outlined an eight-year plan to improve the club's Old Trafford home. (Football Insider)

Portugal midfielder Joao Neves, 19, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, is in talks over a new contract at Benfica that could see his release clause increased from 120m euros (£104m) to 150m euros (£130m). (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

United are also being linked with 25-year-old Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres from Benfica's rivals Sporting Lisbon. (Correio da Manha, via Express)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club are open to bolstering his squad in January "because we want to be stronger". (Guardian)

The Gunners admire Bayern Munich central defender Matthijs de Ligt but a move for the Dutch 24-year-old is unlikely in January. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool have asked Fulham about the availability of United States international Antonee Robinson, 26, as they look to sign a left-back in the January transfer window. (90 Min)

Tottenham have told 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier, Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, and French keeper Hugo Lloris, 37, they can leave the club in January. (Football Insider)

A move for Hojbjerg is a priority for Juventus as the Italian giants aim to strengthen their midfield.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur are both set to bid for Ajax's Belgian midfielder Stanis Idumbo Muzambo, 18, who has turned down a new offer from the Dutch club.(Fabrizio Romano)

France forward Antoine Griezmann, 32, says Atletico Madrid will be his last club in Europe and he would be interested in finishing his career in the United States. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan are set to recall 24-year-old Italian centre-back Matteo Gabbia from his loan with Villarreal next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma are trying to agree a deal to sign former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, with German side Union Berlin prepared to let the 36-year-old Italy international leave for free. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)
 

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THE SUN

Birmingham City are planning an audacious swoop for Steve Cooper - if Wayne Rooney's dismal form as manager continues.
Manchester City have given Newcastle the green light to sign Kalvin Phillips on a loan transfer in the new year, a report claims.
Roy Hodgson is under increasing pressure at Crystal Palace with some at the club feeling Saturday's clash with Brentford could be his last chance.
Arsenal could miss out on main target Ivan Toney - because of Brentford's dismal form.
Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth believes Brentford will be able to keep hold Ivan Toney during the January transfer window despite interest from Arsenal in the striker
Borussia Dortmund head a pack of top European and Premier League clubs chasing Port Vale wonderkid Liam Brazier.
Arsenal and Chelsea have been dealt a transfer blow in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Viktor Gyokeres.
Chelsea have signed wonderkid Pape Daouda Diong, according to reports.
Sir Lewis Hamilton was the only Formula One star who opted out of the vote for Driver of the Year.

DAILY MAIL
Crystal Palace believe they are clear to appoint Steve Cooper without paying compensation to Nottingham Forest amid growing uncertainty over Roy Hodgson's position.
Former Liverpool star and Al Ahli forward Roberto Firmino is attracting interest from clubs in England, Turkey, and other Saudi teams, according to reports.
Lisandro Martinez has potentially given Manchester United fans a slightly late Christmas present by revealing that his return to the team will be coming 'very soon'.
John Stones is set for more tests on the worrying ankle injury sustained at Everton but Manchester City hope the crucial central defender will avoid another lengthy lay-off.
Man Utd Tuilagi is set to miss the start of England's Six Nations campaign due to a groin injury.

DAILY MIRROR
Agents are bracing themselves for a different January transfer window to last year, with big clubs like Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal potentially looking at loan deals as their priority.
Andre Onana is reportedly in talks with Cameroon in an attempt to delay his release for next month's Africa Cup of Nations.
Getafe president Angel Torres has confirmed he has held talks with Manchester United over a permanent move for Mason Greenwood.

THE GUARDIAN
A British South Asian man is suing Liverpool Football Club, claiming it racially discriminated against him by rejecting his application for a job in favour of someone less experienced.

THE ATHLETIC
Burnley striker Lyle Foster has been left out of South Africa's squad for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations as he continues to receive treatment for his mental health.
Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno is unlikely to face any action from the Football Association (FA) following his clash with a ball boy against Bournemouth.
Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has been named the new head coach of Belgian second-tier side Beerschot.
Nuno Espirito Santo has been reunited with four familiar staff members at Nottingham Forest - Rui Pedro Silva and Julio Figueroa join as assistant coaches, with Rui Barbosa and Antonio Dias arriving as goalkeeper coach and fitness coach.

DAILY RECORD
Gwangju FC star Ho-Yeon Jung has claimed a move to Europe is "getting closer" with Celtic leading the race to snap up the midfielder next month.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers shareholders group Club 1872 have ended their long-running disagreement with the club's board.



Arsenal are interested in Bayern Munich's 24-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, although any deal is likely to take place this summer. (Athletic - subscription)

England striker Ivan Toney is Arsenal's main January target but the Gunners could fall short in their bid to sign the 27-year-old because of Brentford's recent run of poor form. (Sun)

Roy Hodgson's future as Crystal Palace manager is uncertain as they are considering a move for Steve Cooper, who was sacked by Nottingham Forest this month. (Telegraph - subscription)

Hodgson, 76, is aware his job will be on the line when Crystal Palace face Brentford on Saturday. (Guardian)

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 32, could leave Al-Ahli after only six months, with fellow Saudi Pro League sides Al-Shabab, Al-Ettifaq and Al-Fateh, Sheffield United and teams from Turkey interested. (Talksport)

Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, 27, is ready to leave Stuttgart in January and AC Milan, Manchester United and Tottenham are interested. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Liverpool are set to send defender Nat Phillips, 26, on loan again in January after his spell with Celtic ended. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace are keen on Sunderland's 21-year-old French midfielder Pierre Ekwah and Paris St-Germain's 21-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike. (Standard)

Nottingham Forest are in advanced talks with Monaco over a move for 28-year-old Portugal winger Gelson Martins. (L'Equipe - in French)

A swap deal involving Juventus' Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 23, and Chelsea's 30-year-old Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, who is on loan at Roma, could take place next year. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund are considering a bid for Manchester United's 19-year-old English winger Dan Gore. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Senegal Under-17 midfielder Pape Daouda Diong from Senegalese club AF Darou Salam when he turns 18 in June. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus will prioritise the signing of Tottenham's 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester City will let England midfielder Kalvin Phillips join Newcastle on loan, with the 28-year-old set to turn down a move to Juventus. (Talksport)

Tottenham want to sign a centre-back by mid-January, with Nice's France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, top of their shortlist. (Teamtalk)

Manager Ange Postecoglou is hopeful Spurs can do early business in the January transfer window following injuries to key players. (Times - subscription required)

The pressure is increasing on Steven Gerrard at Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq, with the former Aston Villa manager's side winless since October. (Mail)

West Ham are willing to sell 27-year-old Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd in January, with several Saudi Arabian clubs interested. (Football Insider)

Eintracht Frankfurt want to sign Wolves' Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic, 26, on loan until the end of the season. (Bild - in German)

Former France midfielder Yann M'Vila is open to a return to Sunderland. The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Olympiakos at the end of last season. (Sunderland Echo)

Sevilla, Lyon and Freiburg are interested in signing Manchester United's 20-year-old Hannibal Mejbri on loan in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham defender Thilo Kehrer, 27, is a target for Roma, who want to sign a centre-back in January. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester City are closing in on a deal for River Plate's 17-year-old Argentine midfielder Claudio Echeverri. (Sky Sports)

Echeverri is set to spend some time at Manchester City's sister club Girona before being integrated into Pep Guardiola's squad. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)
 

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THE ATHLETIC


Real Madrid will make a move for Kylian Mbappe but will only give the PSG star until mid-January to decide on whether or not he will join the club.

DAILY MAIL
Crystal Palace have been told Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is not available in January after the Eagles made an enquiry for his services.
Arsenal's chances of winning the Premier League title this season have been given a 15 per cent downgrade by Opta's supercomputer.
David Moyes is set to end speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract with West Ham after gatecrashing the Premier League's top six.
David Moyes says he's really happy with West Ham and reveals talks will start soon after the news broke he's set to sign a 2.5-year contract extension with the club

THE SUN
Karren Brady has criticised FIFA's new 32-team Club World Cup plans, insisting elite players are being asked to perform too much already.
Conor McGregor has held talks with the UFC over his long-awaited octagon return just days after blasting the promotion.

DAILY MIRROR
Roberto Firmino will return to Merseyside in the coming weeks - for a book signing following the release of his memoirs, "Si Senor: My Liverpool Years".
Russell Martin saw his Southampton side win in front of Rishi Sunak but the Saints boss had no interest in engaging with the Prime Minister after their win at St Mary's.
Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham was "surprised and embarrassed" to be named in the New Year's Honours List.

DAILY EXPRESS
Arsenal have reportedly renewed their interest in signing Dusan Vlahovic - but Gunners transfer chief Edu is reportedly refusing to pay more than £35m for the Juventus player.
Liverpool have joined Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Man Utd Kone next month, according to reports.
Charlie McNeill is set to be recalled by Manchester United in January after only playing three games since joining League One side Stevenage.
Manchester United are reportedly set to receive a 'significant bid' from Borussia Dortmund for their teenage midfielder Dan Gore.


DAILY STAR
Football stars are reportedly threatening legal action over the increasing number of matches.
The Saudi Pro League faces more huge embarrassment as just 299 spectators turned up for a recent match.

THE SCOTSMAN
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed no new signings are in the pipeline for the start of the January transfer window.

SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers are ready to splash £2.5m on Vitesse Arnhem star Million Manhoef.


Real Madrid will make a fresh attempt to sign Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25, and have given him a deadline of mid-January to decide if he wants to join in the summer. (Athletic - subscription)

Real Madrid will offer Mbappe £23m per year and a signing-on bonus of £110m. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool are in the running to sign Mbappe because he has a good relationship with the club and manager Jurgen Klopp. (Talksport)

Arsenal are keen on Napoli's 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old Nigeria forward Victor Boniface and Inter Milan's Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 26, as alternatives to Brentford's 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney. (Express)

Manchester City have opened talks with Juventus over letting 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips leave on loan. (Times - subscription)

Chelsea remain interested in 16-year-old Spanish defender Pau Cubarsi, who has played for Barcelona's B team this season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are targeting VfB Stuttgart and Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, 27, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Manchester United's Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 20, is wanted by Freiburg, Lyon and Sevilla. (Bild - in German)

Barcelona may offer Mason Greenwood the iconic number 10 shirt if he joins the club in a £40m deal from Manchester United. The 22-year-old forward is currently on loan at fellow La Liga side Getafe. (Sun)

Juventus are ready to offer 23-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean in exchange for Arsenal's 20-year-old English midfielder Charlie-Michael Patino, who is on loan at Swansea City. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Crystal Palace have had an enquiry for England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, knocked back by Arsenal. (Mail)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is only willing to let Nketiah, striker Emile Smith Rowe, 23, and 25-year-old goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale leave if they receive big offers. (Mirror)

Tottenham will step up their interest in Genoa's 21-year-old Romania defender Radu Dragusin but face competition from Roma. (Telegraph - subscription)

Borussia Dortmund's Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini, 28, would be interested in joining Manchester United. (La Gazette du Fennec - in French)

Manager Andoni Iraola is worried that Bournemouth's success could mean their best players leave. English striker Dominic Solanke, 26, is being tracked by Tottenham. (Independent)

Liverpool and Manchester United have been told that Benfica's 20-year-old Portugal defender Antonio Silva is not for sale in January. (90min)

West Ham and Newcastle have been put on alert after Argentina striker Giovanni Simeone, 28, indicated he wants to leave Napoli in January. (Sky Sports)
 

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Sunday 31 December 2023 08:23, UK

SUNDAY MIRROR

Arsenal could field loan offers for Reiss Nelson next month - even though the homegrown winger wants to stay at the Emirates.
Teenage sensation Claudio Echeverri has infuriated fans of Argentine giants River Plate over the way he has engineered his £21.75m move to Manchester City.
Manchester United and Tottenham transfer target Radu Dragusin claims he "will reach an agreement" with Genoa over a new deal - potentially scuppering a move to the Premier League.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Arsenal are reportedly open to letting Takehiro Tomiyasu leave on loan next month.
Lyon are ready to make a new move for West Ham's Said Benrahma.
Kieran McKenna may be in the middle of a managerial tug-of-war, with Brighton and Crystal Palace lining him up.

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Arsenal are investigating whether a deal can be done for Ivan Toney this January, as Mikel Arteta wants the Brentford forward and now leans towards a striker for this window's business.
Speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth believes Brentford will be able to keep hold Ivan Toney during the January transfer window despite interest from Arsenal in the striker

MAIL ON SUNDAY
Eric Bailly has joined Villarreal as a free agent on an 18-month contract following the termination of his contract with Turkish side Besiktas after only four months at the club.
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has admitted he would love to end his career in Major League Soccer.
Atalanta forward Ademola Lookman is attracting interest from Premier League and European sides following a string of impressive performances in Serie A.
Dominic Thiem's qualifying win at the Brisbane International on Saturday was disrupted by the presence of a deadly snake courtside.


THE ATHLETIC
Manchester United have activated an option to extend defender Victor Lindelof's contract to 2025.

FIFA has temporarily suspended the worldwide introduction of the new football agent regulations.
Valerien Ismael says that Imran Louza's future at Watford hinges on discussions that will take place during the January transfer window.
Aston Villa's talented centre-half Kerr Smith is set to join St Johnstone on loan.

DAILY STAR ON SUNDAY
Erik ten Hag will recommend Jonny Evans is given a new one-year deal at Manchester United.


SCOTTISH SUN ON SUNDAY
A steward was left in distress after celebrating Celtic fans caused a digital advertising hoarding to collapse.
Ryan Kent has reportedly submitted a transfer request at Fenerbahce just six months after his move to Turkey.


SUNDAY MAIL
Raging Barry Robson read the riot act to his Aberdeen players and apologised to the fans after their sorry St Mirren showing.


Tottenham are set to make a bid for Genoa's Romania defender Radu Dragusin, with the 21-year-old's agent saying the player is keen on the move. (SportItalia via Standard)

Spurs have switched their attention to Dragusin because their move for Nice's 24-year-old France centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo is on the brink of collapse. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus manager Max Allegri may veto the club's move for Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips because he does not think the 28-year-old England midfielder suits his tactical system. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona are unlikely to make a move for Mason Greenwood because they cannot afford Manchester United's £40m valuation of the 22-year-old England forward, who is on loan at fellow La Liga side Getafe. (Sport - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have already made an initial approach over a potential move for Greenwood. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United are prepared to accept offers for 30-year-old France defender Raphael Varane in January. (Football Insider)

Manager Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to offer Northern Ireland centre-back Jonny Evans, 35, a new one-year deal. (Star)

Lyon want to make a new move for West Ham's 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma. (Sun)

Brentford are set to make an offer for Real Betis winger Assane Diao that is close to the 18-year-old Spain Under-21 international's 30m euro (£26m) release clause. (Diario de Sevilla via Sport Witness)

Newcastle are set to terminate Issac Hayden's loan at Standard Liege with several Championship clubs interested in the 28-year-old English midfielder. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have activated an option to extend Sweden defender Victor Lindelof's contract to June 2025. The 29-year-old's previous deal was due to expire this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Chelsea's 21-year-old Netherlands full-back Ian Maatsen in January. (Voetbal international - in Dutch)

Everton are monitoring the progress of Manchester City's 20-year-old Australia midfielder Alex Robertson, who is on a season-long loan at Portsmouth. (The News)

Nottingham Forest hope to complete a £6m deal for Fluminense's 26-year-old Brazilian centre-back Nino early in the January window and are in advanced talks with Monaco over a move for 28-year-old Portugal winger Gelson Martins. (Mirror)

Ryan Giggs could be considered for the vacant managerial position at Salford City. Giggs is a co-owner of the League Two club, who sacked Neil Wood on Wednesday. (Sun
 

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Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign River Plate's Argentina Under-17 midfielder Claudio Echeverri on a six-year contract, with the 17-year-old set to remain with the South American club until December 2024. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have decided against activating the option to extend Raphael Varane's contract by a further 12 months, meaning the 30-year-old France defender can hold talks with overseas clubs over a summer free transfer move from 1 January. (Mail)

Leicester want to sign Liverpool winger Fabio Carvalho on loan after the 21-year-old Portugal Under-21 international was recalled from his loan spell at RB Leipzig. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Crystal Palace's England-born former France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, in recent weeks. (Football Insider)

Tottenham's Senegal midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, 21 - who limped off during Sunday's game against Bournemouth with a hamstring problem - is close to agreeing a new long-term contract. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal will allow English winger Reiss Nelson, 24, to leave the club on loan in January. (Football Insider)

Monaco are closing in on deal to sign 27-year-old Germany defender Thilo Kehrer from West Ham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus, Nice and several Premier League sides are interested in Atalanta's 26-year-old English winger Ademola Lookman. (Mail)

West Ham are keen to sign Montpellier's Nigerian striker Akor Adams in January but the French club are reluctant to let the 23-year-old leave mid-season. (Football Insider)

Sheffield United want to sign a goalkeeper on loan in January, with Anderlecht's 37-year-old Denmark international Kasper Schmeichel a potential target. (Sun)

Brentford have made a 25m euros (£21.6m) bid for Real Betis' 18-year-old Spain Under-21 winger Assane Diao. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton are considering a move for Burnley's 26-year-old Belgian midfielder Manuel Benson. (Daily Echo)

West Ham have activated a one-year contract extension for Vladimir Coufal, but the 31-year-old Czech Republic defender wants a longer deal. (Sun)

Eintracht Frankfurt are close to agreeing a loan deal with Wolves for 26-year-old Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic. (Bild - in German)

Brighton and Crystal Palace both want to bring in Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna as their new manager. (Sun
 

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Tuesday's newspapers

THE SUN

Liverpool have emerged as "serious candidates" to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. (Le Parisien)
Diogo Jota called up to the Portuguese Olympic Diving Squad. (Christina :D)
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has waxed lyrical about "nasty and tough" England defenders John Stones and Harry Maguire. Bonucci has also revealed he does not regret turning down Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
Hakim Ziyech could see his spell in Turkey come to an end after just a handful of games. The forgotten Chelsea star was loaned out to Galatasaray in the summer after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher look back at their Premier League predictions and see how they are faring halfway through the season

DAILY MAIL
Roberto De Zerbi believes James Milner has the passion, attitude and energy to keep playing until he becomes the Premier League's all-time record appearance maker.
Derby are interested in Reading midfielder Charlie Savage - son of former Wales star Robbie.
Manchester United fans turning to the first page of the club's official 2024 calendar were greeted by a picture of someone who has been banished from the squad since September. Jadon Sancho was the surprise choice for January's player picture given he might not even be a United player come the end of the month.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Jurgen Klopp says he owes the camera operator lots of different shots for finding his wedding ring on the Anfield pitch
Jack Grealish has laid bare the devastating impact of a £1m burglary of his new home while his loved ones were inside watching him play on television.
Nikita Parris "hates" stretching so she has surprised herself by finding enjoyment in yoga and the Manchester United winger is now hoping the benefits will lead to an England recall.

DAILY EXPRESS
Gary Neville believes that Manchester City are well placed in the title race and that the other teams around them will need to 'buck up' to prevent them from winning a fourth consecutive Premier League title
Declan Rice insists there is "no time to panic" amid Arsenal's mid-season dip in form. The Gunners were top of the Premier League table at Christmas but back-to-back defeats to West Ham and Fulham have seen Mikel Arteta's men slip to fourth behind league leaders Liverpool, Aston Villa and Manchester City.
Chelsea appear to have dodged a bullet by failing to sign Brazilian starlet Gabriel Moscardo after the midfielder revealed that he will miss the next three months due to foot surgery. Moscardo reportedly opted to join Paris Saint-Germain just days ago but will now be absent until April.
Frenkie de Jong has left the door open for a potential switch to Manchester United but insists he remains happy at Barcelona.

THE TIMES
Gary Neville gives his thoughts on Newcastle and their poor form following their New Year's day defeat to Liverpool
David Moyes says he is "comfortable" that his contract situation as West Ham United manager will be sorted "at the right time" after a year that he hailed as the best of his managerial career.
Dele has suffered another fitness setback to further delay his Everton comeback.
Birmingham manager Wayne Rooney has blasted 'unacceptable' taunts and has vowed to fight on at St Andrew's following another defeat at Leeds.

DAILY RECORD
Paul Merson says Arsenal will not win the Premier League title if they do not sign a top class striker like Ivan Toney in January
Brendan Rodgers insists he's focused on recruiting more quality to his Celtic squad this month despite the boost of keeping Kyogo Furuhashi on home soil.
Rangers are interested in bringing former Hibs star Josh Doig back to Scotland from Serie A to solve their looming left-back problem.

SCOTTISH SUN
St Johnstone are set to sign ex-Sunderland striker Benjamin Kimpioka. The 23-year-old has become a free agent after agreeing to terminate his contract with AIK in Sweden.
Liverpool have dealt Dundee a hammer blow by recalling star left-back Owen Beck. The 21-year-old has been outstanding for Tony Docherty's side this season and the Dens Park club hoped to keep him through to summer.



Liverpool and Real Madrid want Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, who is out of contract at the end of the season. The 25-year-old France international is free to sign for another club this month. (Le Parisian)

Paris St-Germain are the leading contenders to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, from Manchester City this month. (Telegraph)

Manchester United and Liverpool head the queue of clubs who want 28-year-old Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich when his Bayern Munich contract runs out at the end of the season. (AS)

Liverpool and Tottenham are weighing up summer moves for Wolves' 27-year-old South Korea forward Hwang Hee-Chan. (Football Insider)

West Ham have contacted Tottenham about a deal for England defender Eric Dier, who has been out of favour since Ange Postecoglou's arrival. (Football Transfers)

Manchester City are among a host of teams tracking 18-year-old defender Leny Yoro, but Lille want at least £78m. (Le 10 Sport via Manchester Evening News)

Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 30, could return to Chelsea this month as Galatasaray are planning to terminate his season-long loan. (NTV Spor - in Turkish)

Liverpool are monitoring Genoa's Danish midfielder Morten Frendrup, 22, but a January move is unlikely. (Liverpool Echo)

Nottingham Forest have opened talks with Paris St-Germain about re-signing 37-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United want Chelsea's 19-year-old Brazilian defender Andrey Santos, whose loan at Nottingham Forest is expected to be terminated this month. (Ben Jacobs via Football 365)

Burnley winger Manuel Benson, 26, is in talks with Hull City after the clubs verbally agreed a loan deal until the end of the season. (Hull Daily Mail)

Fulham have triggered a one-year contract extension for club captain and Scotland midfielder Tom Cairney, 32, after his impressive recent form. (Sun)

Chelsea have started the process of signing 24-year-old Nice and France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Tottenham. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea are keen on Germany's Under-17 World Cup winner David Odogu. The 17-year-old Wolfsburg defender, who has not played a senior game in the Bundesliga, is also interesting Leicester City. (Sun)

Former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela, 34, could return to Real Sociedad on a short-term deal. The Mexican also has an offer from Cruz Azul after his contract at Los Angeles FC expired. (AS Diario)
 

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THE ATHLETIC

Nottingham Forest could face a points deduction if it is deemed the club have breached the Premier League's financial fair play (FFP) rules - and City ??
Chelsea have agreed a deal to loan teenager Alex Matos to Championship club Huddersfield Town for the remainder of the season.
Zak Sturge has returned to parent club Chelsea after his loan spell at Peterborough United was cut short.
Joe Hugill has signed a new contract with Manchester United that runs to 2026 with the option of an extra year and is now expected to head out on loan.
Burnley winger Manuel Benson is attracting interest from Southampton and Hull City among a number of other clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid will not sign a new centre-back in the January transfer window.


DAILY TELEGRAPH
Nottingham Forest have enlisted leading sports lawyer Nick De Marco as they attempt to avoid any Premier League charge for breaching financial regulations.
Fabio Paratici will continue to assist Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window, despite the arrivals of Scott Munn as chief football officer and technical director Johan Lange.
Lewis Hall is poised to stay at Newcastle following his initial loan from Chelsea despite failing to break into Eddie Howe's starting line-up.

THE TIMES
Premier League clubs will learn in the next two weeks if they will face charges for new breaches of financial rules, with Nottingham Forest seen by experts as being most at risk.
Mary Earps is considering a move abroad as the England goalkeeper's future at Manchester United remains unclear.
Luke Littler has revealed the touching message from his latest victim after reaching the Darts World Championship final aged 16.
While the rest of darts wonderkid Luke Littler's family were at Ally Pally last night to support him, his older brother was cheering him on from a Warrington pub.

THE GUARDIAN
Borussia Dortmund have held talks over a deal to sign the Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, who is up for sale.

THE SUN
Chelsea are eyeing a move for Benfica's Antonio Silva after scouting the defender.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has vowed to get used to the Manchester rain after being greeted by a downpour during his first visit to Old Trafford since his minority share takeover was revealed.

Trevoh Chalobah may yet leave Chelsea this month despite his injury woes.
Erik ten Hag's agent is ruffling feathers at Manchester United with approaches to academy stars amid a growing transfer influence.
Newcastle and Peterborough are set for huge windfalls if Arsenal sign Ivan Toney.
Atalanta have launched a swoop for Birmingham's Jordan James.
Ko Itakura is set for a Premier League return with Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly interested in the Borussia Monchengladbach star.
Chelsea are now competing alongside Manchester United to sign Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo, a report claims.
Jesse Lingard is set to be offered a return to the Premier League with Everton, according to reports.
West Ham are reportedly keen on signing Eric Dier from Tottenham.

DAILY MAIL
Manchester United are hoping to have Andre Onana in goal for the game against Tottenham at Old Trafford on January 14 - even though Cameroon kick-off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign just 24 hours later.
Manchester United and Liverpool are set to battle for the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich this summer, according to reports.
Erik ten Hag is keen to retain his right to veto any transfers at Manchester United as the club look to revamp their recruitment department following Sir Jim Ratcliffe's successful partial takeover, according to reports.

DAILY MIRROR
Arsenal are set to offload Mohamed Elneny which will allow them to make a move for Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out signing a centre-half in January despite links with Raphael Varane.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian midfielder Ederson from Atalanta during the January transfer window.
Multiple clubs are monitoring Jadon Sancho's situation including West Ham. However, it's understood that David Moyes is reluctant to take the 23-year-old on loan until the end of the season, and the player's £250,000-a-week wages would also be a stumbling block.
Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth shares the latest on potential outgoings at Manchester United, with Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Anthony Martial's futures unclear

THE INDEPENDENT
Bayern Munich are set to pursue long-standing interest in both Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah and Fulham's Joao Palhinha this January.

EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea have made a new striker their transfer priority in January, with a move for Nice defender Jean Clair-Todibo deemed unlikely.
Brentford have made signing a full-back their priority in January.
Andrey Santos is set to return to Chelsea this week after a disappointing loan spell at Nottingham Forest.

SCOTTISH SUN
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is close to making his return to football management with Besiktas.


Newcastle United are determined to not be too reactive to their injury issues and stick to a long-term plan in the transfer market, meaning a move for Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, could be in doubt. Fulham and Crystal Palace also hold an interest in the former Leeds man. (I Sport)

Manchester United have drawn up a four-strong wishlist for a new striker in January with Bayern Munich and Cameroon's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 34, joined by team-mate and Germany forward Thomas Muller, 34. The club have also made contact with RB Leipzig over Germany's Timo Werner, 27, and will consider Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, if they are able to raise funds from a sale. (Athletic - subscription required)

England striker Ivan Toney, 27, is hopeful of a move to Arsenal in January but the Gunners have no intention of paying the £100m asking price Brentford have set. (Football Transfers)

However, any move for Toney in January would be very unlikely for Arsenal because of the Premier League rules around signing players on loan. (Football London)

Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, is keen on a return to Borussia Dortmund, as he considers this the ideal option to regain his best form. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham are unlikely to make a move for England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, in January because they are unable to meet Chelsea's £60m demands because of financial fair play (FFP) restrictions. (Football Transfers)

Everton are considering offering former Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard a deal until the end of the season. The 31-year-old is currently a free agent. (Talksport)

Aston Villa and Colombia striker Jhon Duran, 20, is a target for AC Milan but the Italian club would have to move an non-European player out of their squad first to make room. (Sky Sports)

West Ham and Czech Republic defender Vladimir Coufal, 31, is unhappy with his contract situation and wants the club to consider offers for him in the January transfer window if a better deal is not offered. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United are pushing to sign Villareal and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 24, and Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 37, from Anderlecht. (Mail)

Former England Under-21 defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, may leave Chelsea this month. (Sun)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos are considering bringing in both Dan Ashworth and Paul Mitchell to completely revamp how Manchester United approach the transfer market. (I Sport)

Arsenal have opened talks over a new contract for 25-year-old Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. (Mail)

The Hammers could reignite their interest in Wolves and England defender Max Kilman, 26, but he is unlikely to move in the winter transfer window. (Talksport)

Wolves and Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic, 26, is a target for Eintracht Frankfurt, with the German club waiting to see if Gary O'Neill will sanction a loan move. (Mail)

Fulham's move for Fluminense and Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, is on hold because they are unwilling to meet the £25m asking price now they believe Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, is staying at the club. (Football Transfers)

Meanwhile, Liverpool are not interested in signing Palhinha, Andre or Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, 21, during the January transfer window. (Ben Jacobs)

On-loan Everton winger Arnaut Danjuma, 26, is a target for Lyon, with the Villarreal man joining West Ham's Algeria playmaker Said Benrahma, 28, as an option. (Mail)

Genoa and Romania centre-back Radu Dragusin, 21, has agreed personal terms with Tottenham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brentford are in talks with 18-year-old Real Betis and Spain Under-21s forward Assane Diao over a January deal. (Football Transfers)

Borussia Dortmund have held talks with Chelsea's 21-year-old Dutch defender Ian Maatsen over a January move but the Blues are holding out for £30m. (The Standard)

Liverpool will not be rushed into making a decision on Portugal Under-21s midfielder Fabio Carvalho's immediate future - despite clubs keen to take the 21-year-old on loan. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace have had numerous bids for Peterborough and England youth defender Ronnie Edwards, 20, turned down. They face competition from up to five Premier League clubs with the League One club holding out for up to £10m. (Talksport)

Italian club Atalanta are closing in on Birmingham City and Wales midfielder Jordan James, 19, after making a £3.9m bid. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)
 

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THE SUN

Manchester United's transfer plans for January have been left in tatters, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe restricted to just a handful of loan deals.
Chelsea are eyeing a move for Benfica's Antonio Silva after scouting the defender.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has met Erik ten Hag and his players in the meet-and-greet exercise that all ended in smiles.
Luke Littler could be on course to become the first £40m darts player despite his world final loss.
Erik ten Hag is looking forward to working with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos company to help Manchester United progress


DAILY MAIL
Arsenal have complained to the Premier League's refereeing body about what they believe to be rough treatment of Bukayo Saka by opponents.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been pictured at Manchester United for the first time since his £1.3billion investment in the Premier League giants was announced.
Aston Villa midfielder Finn Azaz is in talks over a permanent move to Middlesbrough.
Everton boss Sean Dyche has admitted he is not expecting to conduct much business in the January transfer window, amid ownership and financial uncertainty at the club.
Manchester United have invited Luke Littler to attend their game against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford as a guest of the club following his fairytale run to the World Darts Championship final.
The Athletic's David Ornstein reflected on 16-year-old Luke Littler's 7-4 loss to Luke Humphries in the World Darts Championship final
Wayne Rooney's departure from Birmingham has been met with relief by a group of senior players who would welcome former boss John Eustace back to the club.
Newcastle launched a review into their safety operations after the home Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund was subject of a major security alert.
Borussia Dortmund want Jadon Sancho to join them on their training camp in Marbella next week as they push for a quick solution to negotiations with Manchester United.

DAILY MIRROR
Manchester United are set for mass changes now that Sir Jim Ratcliffe has arrived on the scene.
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth explains how Manchester United could be interested in signing former Chelsea forward Timo Werner in January
Manchester United have triggered the option to extend defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka's contract until 2025.
Arsenal are prioritising a move for a left-back in the January transfer window.
Tony Mowbray and Gary Rowett are the early frontrunners to replace Wayne Rooney at Birmingham City.
Sky Sports News' Rob Dorsett explains why the Birmingham hierarchy have made the decision to sack manager Wayne Rooney after just 15 games in charge

THE TELEGRAPH
Chelsea have agreed a new sponsorship deal with BingX, a crypto company who have described themselves as "a steadfast supporter of the Russian crypto community."
The England men's team have axed the Rugby Players' Association as negotiators of contracts and commercial deals with the Rugby Football Union, ending a 20-year relationship between the two.

THE GUARDIAN
Nottingham Forest terminated the contract of Jonjo Shelvey before he joined Turkish club Caykur Rizespor on a free transfer, contrary to their original statement that he left the club on loan.
The former Croatia international Nikola Kalinic has signed for Hajduk Split until the end of the season on a deal that will pay him €1 (86p).
The Portland Thorns have been acquired by the Bhathal family, investors in the NBA's Sacramento Kings, the National Women's Soccer League team announced Wednesday.

DAILY STAR
Luke Humphries had the manager of Leeds United pleading for a selfie during a visit to his beloved club.
Fans of a football club in Italy gave one of their senior ultras a fantastic send off by placing his coffin on the penalty spot inside the team's stadium.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
A host of clubs are interested in taking Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri on loan for the second half of the season, with the winger struggling for game time at Old Trafford.
Manchester City's new academy director is not just thinking about the present after beginning work at the City Football Academy. He's already challenging the club to find the 'player of the future'.

THE INDEPENDENT
Police have banned Newcastle United fans from using public transport to get to the FA Cup clash at the home of their bitter rivals Sunderland this weekend.

EVENING STANDARD
The agent of Tottenham target Radu Dragusin has revealed the defender does not plan on leaving Genoa during the January transfer window.
Brentford will not have to hand over 30 per cent of any transfer fee earned for Ivan Toney, it has been revealed amid talk of a January transfer to Arsenal.
Manchester United are interested in making Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise one of the first signings of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era at Old Trafford.
Arsenal could line up three or four exciting signings this month, according to the latest reports.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Rangers have called on the SFA to ban Willie Collum from all future Gers games.
Rangers are showing interest in Alfredo Morelos' international team-mate, Steven Alzate, reports suggest.

DAILY RECORD
Rangers have had an enquiry for Liverpool left-back Owen Beck rejected as the Ibrox club look to bolster their first-team squad, according to a report.


Manchester United have triggered a 12-month extension in Aaron Wan-Bissaka's contract and are planning to begin talks over a new deal for the 26-year-old English defender at the end of the season. (Mail)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, is moving closer to a new contract extension at Liverpool despite interest from the Saudi Pro League. (Football Transfers and Anfield Watch)

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has renewed its interest in Manchester City and Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, and view the 32-year-old as a primary target in the summer. (Rudy Galetti)

Borussia Dortmund are hoping to sign Chelsea's 21-year-old Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, either on loan or a permanent deal. (Telegraph)

Dortmund want Manchester United's English winger Jadon Sancho, 23, to join them on loan in their Marbella training camp next week. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are interested in making Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise, 22, one of the first signings of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era at Old Trafford. (Standard)

Chelsea are prepared to let Brazil defender Thiago Silva leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of the season, with Fluminense ready to offer the 39-year-old a return to his homeland. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich are set to renew their interest in signing Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, and English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, from Chelsea during January. (Independent)

Arsenal are prioritising a move for a left-back in January but manager Mikel Arteta will likely have to settle for a loan deal rather than a permanent transfer. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing England striker Eddie Nketiah but Arsenal will not sell the 24-year-old in January unless they can find a suitable replacement. (Ben Jacobs)

Girona manager Michel Sanchez has emerged as a potential replacement for Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Marca - in Spanish)

French Ligue 1 side Lyon want to sign West Ham and Algeria winger Said Benrahma, with Wolves and Fulham also keen on the 28-year-old. (Footmercato - in French)

Germany forward Timo Werner, 27, has emerged as a serious transfer target for Manchester United, with RB Leipzig set to allow a loan deal. (Mirror)

Everton are seeking to offload Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes because of the 30-year-old's high wages. (Football Transfers)

Monaco are in discussions with West Ham over a loan move, with an option to buy, for 27-year-old Germany defender Thilo Kehrer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sheffield United are close to signing Villarreal and Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz, 24, on loan until the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves are in advanced talks to sign 18-year-old Gabonese midfielder Noha Lemina, brother of Mario Lemina, on loan from Paris St-Germain. (Talksport)

United States keeper Zack Steffen, 28, is set to leave Manchester City and sign for Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids. (Mail)
 

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal are plotting a move for Ajax teenager Jorrel Hato as the club looks to strengthen Mikel Arteta's defence in the long-term.
Steven Gerrard is under pressure to turn around results at Al Ettifaq after sliding down the Saudi Pro League during a run of two months without a victory.
Borussia Dortmund are determined to complete Jadon Sancho's loan this week and have him back in their squad ahead of returning from the Bundesliga winter break.
Mary Earps is open to staying at Manchester United beyond the end of her existing contract, despite interest from French giants Paris St-Germain, but is understood to be still undecided about her future.
Steve Borthwick has confirmed his interest in picking Immanuel Feyi-Waboso for England ahead of Wales, disclosing that he has contacted the Cardiff-born Exeter Chiefs wing after the 21-year-old's sparkling start to the season.
The England manager Gareth Southgate is set to part ways with his long-standing agent Terry Byrne, who is facing financial problems after the failure of a London property deal.
The draw for the 2024 T20 World Cup will include a second group stage in which the best teams already know their starting positions.
Sanjay Patel, the architect of the Hundred, is to join the Yorkshire board if Colin Graves' takeover of the club goes through over the next few days.
The new Nike 'super shoe' that was worn to shatter the world marathon record has sold out within minutes of going on sale, sparking online auctions of almost £600 for a pair.

THE INDEPENDENT
Brentford have set a price of £100m for Ivan Toney to be sold this January, as Chelsea are looking into making sales in order to challenge Arsenal for his signature.
Peterborough United are holding out for £10m from Crystal Palace for 20-year-old defender Ronnie Edwards.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank expects Ivan Toney to stay at the club during the January transfer window

DAILY MAIL
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford have issued a rallying cry to Manchester United's management and staff by urging them all to work together to restore the club to its former glories.
The Telegraph's Jason Burt says Manchester United's new owners will expect Erik ten Hag to deliver European qualification this season
A number of Premier League sides have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino.
Newcastle spoke to the family of Jobe Bellingham with a view to signing the teenager before his move to Sunderland in June.
Leon Bailey is set for contract talks at Aston Villa thanks to his sparkling recent form for Unai Emery's title challengers.
Liverpool have rebuffed an enquiry from Rangers for left-back Owen Beck.
Wolves have made former record signing Jonny Otto available for a cut-price £2.5m.
Brentford are yet to offer a new contract to Ivan Toney, despite him having only 18 months on his deal.
Aleksander Ceferin's plans to stay as UEFA president until 2031 by extending term limits could have implications for FA chair Debbie Hewitt, who was widely expected to join the European governing body's executive committee next year.
Bayern Munich have revived their interest in Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.

THE GUARDIAN
Conor Gallagher is ready to hold firm and fight for his future at Chelsea despite the club's willingness to listen to offers for the midfielder this month.
MetLife Stadium officials plan to remove 1,740 seats to widen the field for World Cup matches as they hope to host the 2026 final but will retain a narrower surface for this year's Copa América.

THE TIMES
Birmingham City are closing in on a deal to appoint Tony Mowbray as Wayne Rooney's managerial successor.
The Premier League will be summoned to appear before MPs this month to explain the delay in agreeing a financial settlement with the EFL.

THE SUN
Teenage darts sensation Luke Littler was last night at the centre of a major bidding war over the rights to a big-screen blockbuster about his short life.
The Guardian's Jonathan Liew and The Telegraph's Jason Burt discuss whether teenage darts sensation Luke Littler is ready to compete in the Premier League
Littler could be on course to become the first £40m darts player despite his world final loss.
Manchester United are looking to use the January market to strengthen at full-back with the club sending a scout to closely observe Girona's Miguel Gutierrez on multiple occasions in recent few weeks.
Twenty candidates are reportedly in the running to be Birmingham's new manager following the sacking of Wayne Rooney.

DAILY MIRROR
Wolves have little intention of letting Pedro Neto join Arsenal this month.
Arsenal are now expected to recall winger Marquinhos from his loan spell with Nantes.
Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva is being offered a return to former club Fluminense in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has rejected reports he has held talks with Brazil after turning down a lucrative switch to Saudi Arabia.

EVENING STANDARD
Girona co-owner Pere Guardiola has quashed speculation that his side will cash in on Chelsea target Artem Dovbyk this month.
Chelsea's partner club Strasbourg are locked in a battle with Eintracht Frankfurt for £4m-rated 18-year-old Serbian striker Milos Lukovic.

THE ATHLETIC
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has told Manchester United staff that he is not concerned about making money from his investment and instead solely wants to return the club to winning the biggest trophies.
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has increased the prize money on offer for the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations to $7m (£5.5m).
Ange Postecoglou says he'd never opt against signing a player for fear of losing them to a mid-season international tournament.
Marco Silva has been charged with alleged improper conduct by the FA for his comments about referee Sam Barrott following Fulham's loss to Newcastle United.

DAILY EXPRESS
Liverpool are not in 'concrete' discussions to sign Goncalo Inacio from Sporting despite claims to the contrary.
Liverpool could recall Calvin Ramsay from Preston North End this month with his loan move to the Championship having been desperately disappointing so far for the player.

DAILY RECORD
Furious SFA top brass accused Rangers of jeopardising Willie Collum's safety by leaking details of a private Hampden showdown to a social media account run by fans. It is also understood Collum has confirmed he will return to the pitch on Friday night to take charge of the clash between Queen's Park and Dunfermline in the Championship, in spite of the escalating tensions.
Ref Watch's Dermot Gallagher has his say on the controversial decision to deny Rangers a penalty in Saturday's Old Firm game
Paul Bernardo's Benfica contract includes a £6m release clause, according to a report.
Aberdeen could face a battle to retain striker Luis 'Duk' Lopes this winter after reportedly rejecting an opening transfer bid from BSC Young Boys.
Celtic are reportedly in pole position to land Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna on loan in the January window.
Hibs head coach Nick Montgomery admits he is confident Will Fish will be at Easter Road for the entire season.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic have granted Buckie Thistle's request for 5,000 tickets for their dream Scottish Cup fourth round tie at Parkhead on January 21.


Fulham are among the Premier League clubs who have been offered the chance to sign former Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, 32, who wants to leave Saudi Arabia side Al-Ahli. (Talksport)

Brentford have set a £100m asking price for England striker Ivan Toney, with Chelsea considering selling players to raise funds in order to challenge Arsenal for the 27-year-old in January. (Independent)

Arsenal have made an approach for Everton's Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22. (Teamtalk)

Arsenal are also preparing a move to sign 17-year-old Netherlands defender Jorrel Hato from Ajax. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The move taking winger Jadon Sancho, 23, back to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United will include an option to buy the England international for £25m. (Football Insider)

Atalanta have set an asking price of £51.7m for their Italian defender Giorgio Scalvini, 20, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Metro)

Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, wants to stay at Stamford Bridge despite being linked with a move away. (Mirror)

Manchester United are not expected to activate an option to extend France striker Anthony Martial's contract and the 28-year-old is set to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace are working on a deal for Peterborough United's England Under-20 defender Ronnie Edwards, 20. (Evening Standard)

Bournemouth are set to bid for Ecuadorian midfielder Oscar Zambrano, 19, from Quito. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch wing-back Jeremie Frimpong, 23, continues to be linked with a move, but the German club have no intention to sell in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Middlesbrough are close to signing Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Finn Azaz, 23, for £2m from Aston Villa after the attacking midfielder's impressive loan spell with Plymouth Argyle. (Sky Sports)

Villa are set to open contract talks with 26-year-old Jamaica winger Leon Bailey, who could become one of the highest-paid players at the club. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain have emerged as frontrunners to sign England and Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps, 30. (Evening Standard)

Bayern Munich have enquired about AC Milan's 26-year-old England defender Fikayo Tomori. (Sky Germany)

Birmingham City are close to appointing Tony Mowbray, who was sacked by Sunderland in December, as their new manager following the sacking of Wayne Rooney. (Times - subscription required)
 

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THE TIMES

Bayern Munich have reached an agreement in principle with Eric Dier about a move from Tottenham Hotspur to the Bundesliga this month.
Borussia Dortmund are expecting Jadon Sancho to join them on their winter training camp this weekend after they agreed a deal in principle to re-sign the Manchester United winger on loan for the rest of the season.
A former adviser to Spain's anti-doping association (CELAD) this week blew the whistle, revealing that over the past five years, several hundred violations have been covered up, lost or filed without any action.

THE ATHLETIC
Owen Beck will be denied the chance to make an immediate impact back at Liverpool in the FA Cup third round tie at Arsenal on Sunday with the young full-back serving a suspension.
Bill Foley has said that Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan will be designing a kit for Bournemouth.
Dagenham & Redbridge's American owners, a group that includes former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, are putting their shares in the National League club up for sale.
Young Liverpool goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga has joined League of Ireland Premier Division outfit St Patrick's Athletic on loan until the end of the season.
Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic is poised to join Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt on loan for the rest of the season.

THE GUARDIAN
Erik ten Hag is secure at Manchester United for the foreseeable future unless he oversees a run of particularly dire results, because the immediate priority for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford is to get to the bottom of what is required to turn the club around.
Rafael Nadal's grand slam return at the Australian Open is up in the air following an injury scare to the same hip that required career-saving surgery.

DAILY MAIL
Fenerbahce are reportedly looking to strengthen their squad by signing Man United forward Anthony Martial with the Turkish club submitting a first offer of £6.8m (€8m) to sign the 28-year-old.
Burnley defender Charlie Taylor has been declared bankrupt due to unpaid bills. The 30-year-old left-back, who earns around £30,000-a-week at Turf Moor, is understood to have been issued with a bankruptcy order last year and is in the process of having it annulled.
Manchester City will once again refuse to wear Emirates sleeve patches in their FA Cup fixtures this season because of a clash with sponsor Etihad.
Tottenham will make Djed Spence available for transfer following his unexpected return from a loan spell at Leeds amid concerns over his attitude.
Nottingham Forest are set to limit their big-spending ways during this transfer window as they wait to learn whether they will be charged with breaking spending rules.
Skelmersdale United manager Pascal Chimbonda has sensationally been registered to play for the ninth-tier club after seeing his five-match stadium ban reduced.
Norwich City co-owner Delia Smith claimed she was 'saddened' that Ipswich Town had not yet apologised to her after a can was thrown at her car ahead of their 2-2 draw last month.
Tyler Adams is expected to return to action for Bournemouth between the end of February and early March, says owner Bill Foley.
Mike Ashley's takeover of Yorkshire fell through because the ECB refused to replace Castore as England's kit manufacturer with his brand Slazenger.
Emma Raducanu is expected to make another change to her coaching arrangements with childhood mentor Nick Cavaday on duty at the Australian Open.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Northumbria Police have launched one of the "largest police operations ever conducted" in the region as 6,000 Newcastle United supporters prepare to descend on Sunderland's Stadium of Light this weekend.
Sunderland owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus says he was 'disgusted' and apologised to fans after a stadium bar was decorated in Newcastle slogans ahead of their FA Cup tie
Manchester City have been hit with a High Court claim from fashion brand Superdry alleging trademark infringement on the team's training kit.
The Rugby Football Union has been forced to deliver a six-figure payout to England players after a dispute over the match fees for the World Cup third-place play-off.
Exeter Chiefs Women have been forced to drop an array of international players this weekend to avoid a five-point deduction from the Rugby Football Union.
The two MPs involved in Wimbledon's controversial expansion plans, Stephen Hammond and Fleur Anderson, have claimed the proposed development "totally disrespects the protected status of the land".

DAILY MIRROR
Brentford appear resigned to losing Ivan Toney with the club yet to even engage in new contract talks amid interest from Arsenal.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is looking to land the signing of Newcastle chief Dan Ashworth and is prepared to pay whatever figures the Magpies demand.
A huge security operation involving a convoy of 120 buses will be launched for the Wear-Tyne derby - with Eddie Howe and a police leader urging calm.
Fulham have been offered the chance to sign Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino, who could leave Saudi Arabia in the January transfer window.
Manchester United are lining up a move for Girona left-back Miguel Gutierrez - almost three years since he rejected ex-Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho for a second time.

THE SUN
Villarreal have reignited their interest in Facundo Pellistri as the Manchester United winger chases more game-time.
Crystal Palace, Wolves and Brentford are eyeing Bromley midfielder Ben Krauhaus.
Arsenal have reportedly approached Everton over a potential deal for Amadou Onana - but they may have to cough up a huge fee to sign him.
Manchester United have recalled striker Charlie McNeill from his doomed loan spell at Stevenage.

DAILY STAR
Wales international Charlie Savage is in demand with Derby, Stockport and an unnamed Championship club all chasing the Reading midfielder's signature.

EVENING STANDARD
Arsenal are considering a summer move for Ajax teenager Jorrel Hato.
Sevilla want Chelsea to help them hijack David Datro Fofana's loan spell at Union Berlin.
West Ham are open to selling defender Nayef Aguerd this month, if David Moyes can secure a replacement before the transfer window closes.
Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola go head to head in a game of FC 24 while answering trivia questions. Get a question wrong and they have to take a forfeit!
Fulham are ready to extend Kenny Tete's contract by a year to maintain his value should any overseas clubs try to poach him in January.

DAILY EXPRESS
Manchester United's open dialogue with Tottenham has reportedly raised the possibility of Ryan Sessegnon moving to Old Trafford.
Manchester United are ramping up their efforts to sign Ecuadorian starlet Oscar Zambrano, according to reports.

DAILY RECORD
Emmanuel Dennis is said to be 'interested' in joining Rangers if they make their move - and he looks a more likely addition than Brighton's Steven Alzate as things stand.

THE SCOTTISH SUN
Michael Beale has no interest in taking Rangers misfit Sam Lammers to Sunderland.
Scotland's referees will hold crisis talks with their SFA bosses next week as the Willie Collum storm rages on.


Bayern Munich are in talks with Tottenham and England defender Eric Dier, 29, as one of several centre-back options. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United will pay the majority of Jadon Sancho's wages if the 23-year-old England winger returns to Borussia Dortmund on loan. (i Sport)

Arsenal have expressed an interest in signing AC Milan and England centre-back Fikayo Tomori, 26. (Football Transfers)

Juventus have pulled out of the race to sign 28-year-old Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is also wanted by Newcastle United. (Sun)

West Ham are open to selling 27-year-old Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd this month, if manager David Moyes can secure a replacement before the transfer window closes. (Standard)

Roma and AC Milan have made a move to sign Aguerd, who is valued at £30m by the Hammers. (CaughtOffside)

Crystal Palace and former France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, is being closely monitored by Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City. (Football Insider)

Spanish side Villarreal have renewed their interest in 22-year-old Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri, with Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag willing to let the Uruguay international leave. (Sun)

Tottenham will face competition from Napoli to sign Genoa's Romanian defender Radu Dragusin, 21. (ESPN)

Spurs will make English defender Djed Spence, 23, available for transfer after Leeds United cut short his loan spell.(Mail)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are keen on signing Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 28. (Takvim - in Turkish)

Brighton have activated a $10m (£7.9m) release clause for Boca Juniors and Argentina Under-20 defender Valentin Barco, 19, who has also been linked with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid. (TyC Sports - in Spanish)

Aston Villa and Brighton are interested in Leeds United's 22-year-old Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville. (Football Insider)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has denied having contact with the Brazil Football Confederation with a view to taking the national team job in July 2024. (ESPN)

Nottingham Forest are interested in Wolverhampton Wanderers and Portugal goalkeeper Jose Sa, 30. (Football Transfers)

Celtic and Rangers are both monitoring Nottingham Forest and Scotland defender Scott McKenna, 27. (Sky Sports)

Brentford are set to sign Turkey Under-18 midfielder Yunus Emre Konak, 17, from Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor. (Goal - in Turkish)

Sevilla have made an official approach to Chelsea for 21-year-old Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana to join them immediately in a loan deal. (Fabrizio Romano)
 

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DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Manchester United are interested in Crystal Palace forward Michael Olise and would offer them Aaron Wan-Bissaka as part of any deal.
Manchester City will wait until the summer to make their move for Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich and hope to secure him for around £25m.
Arsenal will demand £30m to sell Eddie Nketiah this month.
England midfielder Jordan Henderson is desperate to leave Saudi Arabia and return to the Premier League if he can find a club willing to take him on, even though a move could cost him millions in tax and lost wages.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva was caught using his phone behind the wheel of his car after being photographed on his wife's Instagram story.
Liverpool have received a number of loan enquiries for Portuguese forward Fabio Carvalho, with former club Fulham, Leeds, Southampton, Wolves and Hull City all keen to bring in the 21-year-old.
Blackburn Rovers debutant Rory Finneran, 15, was forced to wear a sponsorless shirt on his first appearance for the club, down to being too young to promote the club's vaping partner.
Kylian Mbappe believes that Lionel Messi was not given the respect he deserved during his two-year stint at PSG.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Chelsea are looking to Athletic Bilbao defender Aitor Paredes as they seek to strengthen up their options at the back in January.
Roberto Firmino's personal terms are making it hard for him to secure a return to the Premier League - his team is said to be asking for a weekly wage of around £300,000.
Everton have made a last-gasp effort to hijack Hannibal Mejbri's loan move from Manchester United to Sevilla.
Ecuador midfielder Oscar Zambrano's move to the Premier League is stalling over a row about a clause that would pay him 15 per cent of any fee. Luton and Bournemouth are said to be interested in the 19-year-old who plays for LDU Quito.
Sheffield United have asked Leicester City about the availability of goalkeeper Danny Ward, who would be keen on the move to Bramall Lane to boost his chances of a place in the Wales squad for Euro 2024.
Mason Greenwood's red card has been rescinded by the Spanish FA.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
West Ham fear striker Michail Antonio will not be back until February after an accident at the club's training ground saw suffer a recurrence of his knee injury.

SUNDAY EXPRESS
Tottenham have reportedly transfer-listed full-back Djed Spence after his loan spell at Leeds was terminated by the Championship club after only seven appearances.

SUNDAY MIRROR
Chelsea reportedly want £60m for midfielder Conor Gallagher and expect that price tag to put off Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Manchester United are finally fixing their leaky roof at Old Trafford but fans in the South Stand still risk a soaking this winter with the club unable to begin major work on the issue until the end of the season.
Mikel Arteta has reassured Emile Smith Rowe that he still has a part to play in this Arsenal side despite finding first-team minutes hard to come by this season.

THE ATHLETIC
Crystal Palace fear Michael Olise will miss the remainder of their January fixtures after suffering another hamstring injury.
Tottenham have rejected a verbal approach from NWSL's new expansion side Bay FC for Barbora Votikova.

THE INDEPENDENT
Casemiro is backing Manchester United team-mate Rasmus Hojlund to write his name into the club's history books as his game develops.

THE OBSERVER
The Martinique-based club Golden Lion suffered a humbling 12-0 defeat at Lille in the French Cup midway through an 8,600-mile round trip to play the match.

SUNDAY MAIL
Rangers could get a free run at two signings from Nottingham Forest as they look to seal deals with defender Scott McKenna and forward Emmanuel Dennis, who is set to be recalled from a loan spell at Istanbul Basaksehir.
Brendan Rodgers has challenged Celtic loanee Paulo Bernardo to continue impressing and earn himself a permanent move to the Scottish Premiership club.

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Ridvan Yilmaz is on the verge of a switch to Serie A side Verona but Rangers' hopes of Josh Doig moving the other way as his replacement are fading.
Brendan Rodgers insists Liel Abada will be a big player for Celtic in the title run-in after a heart-to-heart with the Israeli winger.
Rangers have been linked with a move for Twente Enschede left back Gijs Smal, who is out of contract in the summer.
England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 33, wants to return to the Premier League from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq and will seriously consider any offers the club receives this month. (Mail)
Conor Gallagher is expected to remain at Chelsea this month despite interest from Tottenham in the 23-year-old England midfielder. (Mirror)

Chelsea could move for Henderson, which would increase the likelihood of Gallagher moving on. (football.london)

Manchester United are interested in signing Crystal Palace's French midfielder Michael Olise, 22, and could use English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 26, as part of an exchange deal. (Star)

Wolves are looking at loan moves in the January transfer window, with West Ham's English forward Danny Ings, 31, among their priorities. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Everton are trying to usurp Sevilla in a bid to sign 20-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri on loan from Manchester United. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham are considering a move for Ajax's Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn, 26. (Sun)

Manchester City are willing to wait until the summer before trying to sign 28-year-old Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich in a bid to get him on a cut-price deal. (Mirror)

Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 32, remains a top target for Saudi Pro League clubs in the summer transfer window. (Football Insider)

Borussia Dortmund have moved closer to signing Chelsea's Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen after reaching a verbal agreement on a six-month loan for the 21-year-old. (Sky Sport Germany)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26, says he is close to signing a new contract with Inter Milan. (Sportitalia, via Football Italia)

Juventus are trying to reach an agreement on personal terms with Lille's 23-year-old Portuguese centre-back Tiago Djalo, who is also wanted by Inter Milan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich are not giving up their chase for Barcelona and Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo although an offer for the 24-year-old is unlikely to be accepted in the January window. (Sky Sport Germany)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is unlikely to call back Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 26, from his loan spell with Real Sociedad in January. (Football Insider)

West Ham and Jamaica forward Michail Antonio, 33, faces a further two to three weeks on the sidelines after a setback in his recovery from injury. (Telegraph - subscription required)