Press Gossip - 2023


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 8 January 2024 07:25, UK


PSG and France superstar Kylian Mbappe is exploring other options, including a move to the Premier League, after being unimpressed by Real Madrid's attempts to push him into signing a pre-contract agreement.
Exeter Chiefs wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, who was born in Cardiff, will take his first steps to representing England over Wales by joining a pre-Six Nations meet up with Steve Borthwick's squad in Bristol next week.

Reports in Spain have suggested that Tottenham's desire to add to their defensive options could include an offer for Sevilla centre-back Loic Bade.
Newcastle's hopes of signing Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips on loan might have improved with Juventus reportedly unwilling to meet the Premier League club's demands for a fee and salary coverage.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whose 25 per cent stake in Manchester United is awaiting approval, appears to have made a better start to his involvement with the Premier League giants than the Glazers.
Borussia Dortmund are continuing negotiations with Manchester United over a loan fee for Jadon Sancho.
Chelsea have received a formal loan proposal from Borussia Dortmund for left-back Ian Maatsen but have still to agree the terms.
Paul Heckingbottom is due a sizable bonus should Sheffield United stay up this season - despite getting the sack.

Arsenal would want at least £30m from any suitor for striker Eddie Nketiah, who has failed to nail down a place in Mikel Arteta's first-team plans despite a lack of options up front.
FIFA is working on options for the 2026 World Cup in the United States which could include the final being played indoors at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, because of likely hot summer temperatures.
Amad Diallo has dispelled rumours that he wants to leave Manchester United after he was bizarrely linked to joining whichever club currently unemployed manager Tony Mowbray is appointed by next.

Reports in Spain have hinted that Manchester United and Newcastle United are interested in signing former Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen from Barcelona, although the player is keen to stay in Spain despite not being a first-team regular.

West Ham will make a move for Wolves defender Max Kilman if they raise funds by selling Nayef Aguerd - potentially to Saudi Arabia - in January.
Dorival Júnior has resigned as head coach of São Paulo to take charge of Brazil's national team, the club said in a statement on Sunday.

Erik ten Hag does not feel more pressure to win trophies at Manchester United following Sir Jim Ratcliffe's arrival.
Jesse Lingard, who remains a free agent despite being linked with a number of Premier League clubs, recently offered himself to Barcelona according to reports in Spain.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs showing interest in Palmeiras' teen sensation Estevao Willian, who has been dubbed "Little Messi".
Sunderland are ready to make a move to bolster their striking options with an offer for out-of-favour Bournemouth target man Kieffer Moore.
Bolton Wanderers are showing interest in former Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah, who is available on a free transfer after recently trialling with Stoke City.

Jordan Henderson will risk having to pay at least £3m in tax to HMRC should he return to the Premier League in January, as current tax laws mean anyone working overseas has to do so for at least 12 months or pay 45 per cent on their earnings if they return early.
Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been forced to cancel a team bonding trip to St George's Park, scheduled to last for three days, as they have to replay their FA Cup third round tie with Bristol City.
Former Pakistan coach Grant Bradburn is set to replace Matthew Maynard as the all-format head coach at Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Jockeys riding at British racing's first ever Sunday night meeting have revolted against the new initiative calling it "a joke".

Celtic has been floated as a possible destination for Jordan Henderson, should he get his wish and leave Al-Ettifaq, because of his relationship with Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers.
Ross County have told Hearts they do not want to lose playmaker Yan Dhanda in January and could gamble on letting him leave as a free agent in the summer to try and stay in the Scottish Premiership.
Ross County's Yan Dhanda scored this stunning free-kick against Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers could remain in position to sign former Hibs defender Josh Doig after reports he was about to join Torino were shut down by their head coach Ivan Juric.
Rapid Vienna sports director Markus Katzer has played down talk of any players leaving the club in January, including possible Celtic target Nicolas Kuhn.
Potential Rangers transfer target Million Manhoef has insisted he is ready to continue fighting for his current club Vitesse Arnhem if they decide not to cash in on him.

France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, has agreed a deal to join Real Madrid at the end of his contract. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Madrid have offered Mbappe, whose deal at PSG ends this summer, less money than they did in their discussions in 2022. (Athletic - subscription required)

However, Mbappe could yet make a move to the Premier League. (Times - subscription required)

Juventus have pulled out of the race to sign Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips because of the loan fee and the breakdown of the 28-year-old's salary. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Serie A club have also dropped their interest in Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, with the fee proving too costly. (The Sun)

The end of Juve's interest in Phillips could boost Newcastle's chances of signing the midfielder. (Mail)

Liverpool could land a seven-figure windfall if England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 33, is sold by Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq. (Mirror)

Everton have set a £60m fee for Amadou Onana with Arsenal looking to make a move for the 22-year-old Belgium midfielder. (Football Insider)

Chelsea, Manchester United and AC Milan are all watching Nice and France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, but the French club hope to keep hold of him in the January transfer window. (RMC Sport - in French)

Barcelona have reportedly been offered a chance to sign former Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard. The 31-year-old is a free agent since leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season. (Sport - in Spanish)

England forward Ivan Toney, 27, says he has "unfinished business" as he prepares to make his return for Brentford after serving an eight-month suspension for breaching betting rules. (Mirror)

Juventus are ready to open contract extension talks with United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 25. (Goal)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the chances of his club signing a striker in the January transfer window are "not realistic". (Sky Sports)

West Ham will look at a move for Wolves' English defender Max Kilman, 26, if they raise funds by selling Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd, 27, this month. (Guardian)

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff could be on his way out of the club if the right offer comes along for the 26-year-old Englishman. (Sun)

Tottenham are hoping to complete the signing of Romania defender Radu Dragusin, 21, from Genoa by the end of the week. (Daily Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 9 January 2024 07:15, UK

Celtic have been floated as a potential destination for Jordan Henderson as he looks to escape the Saudi Pro League.
Manchester United are closing in on a deal to sign Queen's Park 'keeper Callan McKenna.
Serie A side Lecce are exploring the possibility of landing Celtic defender Gustaf Lagerbielke on loan - according to a report from Italy.

Tiger Woods has announced that he is splitting from Nike after 27 years and about $500m (£392m) in sponsorship deals.
Yorkshire's chairman during much of the period covering their racism scandal, is poised to secure a new takeover this week with the club only a month away from going bust.

Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite is on Real Madrid's radar ahead of a potential summer move.
Arsenal have missed out in the race for highly-rated Croatia teen forward Dino Klapija.
Wolfsburg's teenage centre-back David Odogu is attracting interest from Arsenal, Brentford, Chelsea, and Leicester City.
Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic believes he still has unfinished business in the Premier League despite signing on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern, meanwhile, have also taken soundings regarding Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo who is out of contract in the summer.
Grimsby Town are mourning the shocking and devastating death of Cameron Walsh, a 'cherished member of their youth team'. The club announced on Monday evening that the 16-year-old boy had died alongside his dad Dave on Saturday in a 'tragic incident'.
A new report suggests that Jose Mourinho is considering his future as Roma manager, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
Mohamed Salah's agent has responded to a report from March 2023 claiming that his client was keen for a move to Spain. Salah's agent has refuted claims from last year that the forward is keen on a move, which raises questions over the timing.
Erik ten Hag has issued a warning to Manchester United's transfer targets by saying it is easier to play for 'almost any other team'.
Manchester United are expected to hold further talks over a new contract for full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the coming days.

Northumbria Police have launched an investigation into a vile tweet about Gary Speed after Newcastle dumped Sunderland out of the FA Cup.
Mohamed Salah missed a penalty for Egypt in their AFCON warm-up game to extend his miserable penalty record.

An Arsenal transfer has been leaked as a deleted photo shows a USA star set to complete a deal. The Gunners have been linked with USWNT defender Emily Fox and fans of the club were provided with an unforeseen gift by the photography website.
"Angry" Borussia Dortmund icon Marco Reus has denied leading a players' coup against struggling manager Edin Terzic.

Manchester United have drawn up a four-man shortlist for their new director of football role, according to reports. Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Dave Brailsford are set to restructure how the Red Devils run the football side of the business.
VAR will not be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, it has been confirmed.

Sunil Gavaskar has defended India's preparation of pitches and hit out at the "whingeing and moaning" about them with England's Test tour just weeks away.
Nottingham Forest and Everton will find out on Monday January 15 whether they will face new Premier League charges for breaching financial regulations

Michail Antonio could be out for six weeks with his latest knee injury, which in turn may force West Ham to alter their transfer plans this month.

Serie A Bologna are in talks with Celtic about signing youngster Rocco Vata. The Italian side have been monitoring the son of former Celtic defender Rudi.
Alfredo Morelos has agreed to take a drastic 50 per cent pay cut to stay and try and help Santos return to the top flight in Brazil.

Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Everton and England Under-21 centre back Jarrad Branthwaite, 21. (Mail)

Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, is keen on a move to Arsenal. (Sacha Tavolieri)

Manchester United have also opened talks with Onana. (Football Transfers)

United and Aston Villa are interested in signing 23-year-old Canadian forward Jonathan David from Lille. (Football Transfers)

Liverpool's 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho is set to join Championship side Hull City on loan for the remainder of the season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq do not want to lose England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 33, this month and are yet to receive a formal or informal offer. (Ben Jacobs)

Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen have been offered the chance to sign Henderson. (Talksport)

Talks are continuing between Manchester City and Newcastle over the signing of England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28. (Rudy Galetti)

West Ham will explore a move for former Tottenham forward Steven Bergwijn, 26, who now plays for Ajax. (Evening Standard)

Wolves are interested in Paris St-Germain's French forward Hugo Ekitike, 21. (L'Equipe - in French)

PSV Eindhoven and LA Galaxy have expressed an interest in signing Uruguay forward Facundo Pellistri, 22, from Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal to sign Ian Maatsen on loan from Chelsea with the 21-year-old Netherlands Under-21 left-back set to have a medical on Tuesday. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brighton are set to trigger a 10m euros (£8.59m) release clause to sign 19-year-old Argentine left-back Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Romania defender Radu Dragusin, 21, from Genoa. (GSP - in Romanian)

English right-back Djed Spence, 23, is training with the Tottenham Under-21s and looks set to go back out on loan after returning from Leeds earlier in the window. (Football London)

AC Milan are interested in Hellas Verona's 23-year-old Belgian forward Cyril Ngonge, who has also been linked with Aston Villa. (Tutto Mercato)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 10 January 2024 07:26, UK


Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be in attendance at Old Trafford for the first time since his Manchester United share purchase when they face Tottenham on Sunday.
Manchester United will have to pay up to £100,000 a week towards Jadon Sancho's wages in order to push through his return to Borussia Dortmund.
PSV Eindhoven have reportedly firmed up their interest in signing Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri on loan until the end of the season.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic wants a return to the Premier League amid reports that he is unhappy at French side Rennes.
Alphonso Davies is "increasingly likely" to leave Bayern Munich for Real Madrid in the summer.
Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk is one of 192 sportspeople from Ukraine who have called on French President Emmanuel Macron to ban Russian athletes from the Paris Olympics.
Colour-blindness campaigners have slammed the FA after Sunderland's FA Cup third-round game against Newcastle saw complaints about their striped kits clashing.
The Mirror's Andy Dunn and Daily Mail's Riath Al-Samarrai react to Chelsea's surprise 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final

The Football Association will be summoned by government, along with other sporting bodies, to explain why they have not banned transgender women from female events.
Aston Villa are switching kit manufacturers ahead of the 2024-25 season, having secured a deal with Adidas to replace their current relationship with Castore.
Jordan Henderson could be offered a Saudi Arabia escape route by fallen Dutch giants Ajax, and a move to the Netherlands would also solve a potential tax bill for the England midfielder.
The Transfer Show discuss the futures of Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Henderson, Aaron Ramsdale and Ivan Toney and whether they need to move clubs to make England's European Championship squad
The Rugby Football Union has been accused of being "out of touch with reality" by Nottingham's chairman for not offering any financial support to the Championship club after devastating floods.

Lucas Paquetá will see a specialist for further assessment on a calf injury that will keep the West Ham midfielder out for four weeks.
Brighton have agreed a deal to sign highly-rated teenager Valentín Barco from Boca Juniors after agreeing to pay his £7.8m release clause.
Almost 50 per cent of match officials surveyed by the Rugby Football Union have said they have been subjected to abuse in recent seasons - prompting the introduction of stricter punishments at all levels of the game including the Premiership.
Kylian Mbappe's future with PSG is debated on The Transfer Show, with Real Madrid and several Premier League clubs linked with the French superstar

Manchester City remain confident Erling Haaland is happy and settled for the foreseeable future at the Etihad.
Arsenal are one of a number of clubs interested in Ajax defender Jorrel Hato - although they will be unable to make a move this month.
Aston Villa outcast Philippe Coutinho is set to return from his loan spell at Qatar's Al-Duhail and head to MLS, where Inter Miami is one potential destination.
The Six Nations will feature names on the backs of all shirts this year as a tournament requirement after England, Scotland and Italy began to do it in 2023.
Deontay Wilder says he wants to fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's clash with Francis Ngannou to try and redeem himself after being beaten by Joseph Parker before Christmas.
Nottingham Rugby Club have launched a desperate plea for £50,000 in funding after Storm Henk devastated their Lady Bay ground and flooded the clubhouse and training areas.

Paul Lambert believes Roy Keane should be a "no-brainer" appointment as the next manager of the Republic of Ireland.

Manchester United staff are feeling a new buzz around the club following the arrival of billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Red Star Belgrade's Gabon international Guelor Kanga had to prove his real age after bizarre claims were made he was born four years after his mother died.

Sky Sports' Gary Cotterill and Ben Grounds analyse Arsenal's worrying form under Mikel Arteta as they crashed out of the FA Cup in the third round to Liverpool after a 2-0 defeat
Mikel Arteta has invited players' families on Arsenal's mid-season break to Dubai in an attempt to rejuvenate his squad after losing their last three games.
Bacary Sagna has said he doesn't "understand the criticism" aimed at Oleksandr Zinchenko following Arsenal's recent run of disappointing results.
Chris Sutton believes Eddie Nketiah needs to consider his future at Arsenal as the amount of playing time he receives could affect the remainder of his career.

England face going into their Six Nations opener against Italy in February with a rookie loosehead prop as Joe Marler, Ellis Genge and Bevan Rodd are injured while Mako Vunipola will have missed four weeks running up to the game through suspension.

Rangers have been told they will have to go beyond £5m to land Hellas Verona left-back Josh Doig, who is now also receiving interest from French side Marseille.
Ross County and Dundee are among a string of clubs who want to sign Burnley's young striker Michael Mellon, who scored 15 goals on loan for Morecambe under now Staggies boss Derek Adams.

Rangers could be set to pull off a major transfer coup by signing Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi.

Ajax are interested in signing England midfielder Jordan Henderson from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq but face competition from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs for the 33-year-old. (ESPN)

Al-Ettifaq will not be pressured into selling Henderson in January, or allowing him to leave on loan, with the former Liverpool captain set to have talks with manager Steven Gerrard and sporting director Mark Allen. (Talksport)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, is set to join Borussia Dortmund on loan but will return to parent club Manchester United after his stint because the German club cannot afford to make the deal permanent. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich have made a late bid for Tottenham target Radu Dragusin and now it is up to the 21-year-old Genoa and Romania defender to decide where he wants to move. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he wants 25-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe, whose contract runs out in the summer, to stay with the French champions as it is the best club for him. (RMC Sport - in French)

PSG are working on a deal to sign 28-year-old Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich in January. (Sky Germany - in German)

Newcastle United will reject any January offers from PSG for Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes with the 26-year-old settled on Tyneside. (The i)

England forward Cole Palmer, 21, says he wanted to move on loan from Manchester City last summer but was told he could "either stay or you get sold" before he joined Chelsea. (Sky Sports)

Fulham are monitoring 25-year-old AZ Alkmaar and Greece striker Vangelis Pavlidis, who has been watched by Chelsea, AC Milan and Barcelona in recent weeks. (Evening Standard)

Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca is pushing to bring in 28-year-old Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi from Inter Milan. (Sky Sports Italy - in Italian)

Juventus are planning to meet with English winger Samuel Iling-Junior's representatives to discuss a contract renewal for the 20-year-old, whose current deal runs out in 2025. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Barcelona have paused talks over the future of on-loan Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, with the Spanish club having doubts about the 24-year-old Portugal international because of a dip in form. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham are set to join the race for Middlesbrough midfielder Hayden Hackney with the 21-year-old also interesting Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. (Evening Standard)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 11 January 2024 07:15, UK


Mauricio Pochettino's position as head coach of Chelsea is not expected to be put in any jeopardy while the club retain a realistic chance of qualifying for Europe.
Newcastle have made an enquiry about Dominic Solanke but have been told that Bournemouth will not sell him this month.
West Ham are targeting Sunderland winger Jack Clarke and Ajax forward Steven Bergwijn in the January transfer window as they look to cope with a series of injuries to key players.
Steve Borthwick will not be available for consideration for the British and Irish Lions coaching team but his England assistants will be given the green light if they are selected by Andy Farrell, who will on Thursday be confirmed as the head coach for the tour of Australia next year.
Hampshire County Cricket Club's majority shareholder is in advanced talks to sell his stake to the part-owners of Indian Premier League team Delhi Capitals.
British tennis chiefs have rejected shock ATP proposals to partner with Saudi Arabia as the Middle East nation makes the sport its latest target for domination this year.

Arsenal have made a £22m bid for Getafe striker Borja Mayoral.
West Ham are desperately looking to sign a forward this month after injuries and the African Cup of Nations decimated their forward line.
Trevoh Chalobah is a January transfer target for West Ham, according to reports.
Manchester United could recall left-back Alvaro Fernadez from his loan spell at Granada as they try to cope with their latest injury crisis.
Former Everton midfielder Li Tie is facing a lengthy jail term after being charged with a series of bribery offences.

Manchester United's FA Cup fourth round tie may have to take place at a neutral venue should Eastleigh progress past Newport.
Thomas Partey is finally preparing to make his long-awaited return to first-team action.
Wolves are under no financial pressure to sell captain Max Kilman this month amid growing interest in the centre-back from West Ham.
Lazio and Roma fans were involved in violent clashes ahead of their Coppa Italia quarter-final on Wednesday night, before the trouble continued throughout the match.
Gio Reyna could leave German giants Borussia Dortmund by the end of the January transfer window, as Marseille and Sevilla are the reported frontrunners to land the American midfielder.
Lucas Paqueta has dismissed claims he could be out of action for 'at least two months' with a calf injury.
Nottingham Forest hero Andy Reid is in talks over a role with the academy at his boyhood club with Nuno Espirito Santo bringing his own coaching staff to the City Ground.

FIFA has extended the suspension of Marc Overmars from holding any position in Dutch football to a global ban.
Cristian Romero is pushing to be involved for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United on Sunday.
Robin Koch said he understood anger over Leeds United's relegation and the mass exodus of players which followed it but insisted he had taken the right decision for his career after accepting a long-term move to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Daniel Maldini, the son of the legendary Italian footballer Paolo Maldini, has joined Monza on loan until the end of the season from AC Milan.
Watford are considering a loan deal for Udinese's Antonio Tikvic to add cover in central defence.
Burton Albion have agreed a loan deal for Manchester United striker Joe Hugill.
Zinedine Zidane's fourth son Elyaz is set to leave Real Madrid and join Real Betis.
Watford midfielder Edo Kayembe is returning from AFCON preparations with DR Congo due to injury.

Barcelona have warned fans that they should be "prudent and discreet" if they travel to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup this week in an unprecedented briefing that also insists supporters "strictly respect the country's customs and ways".

Eagle Football Holdings is exploring selling its 45 per cent stake in Crystal Palace, in a move that could have repercussions for the direction of the club as well as the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur are pressing ahead with plans to try and buy a number eight with Chelsea's Conor Gallagher still top of the list.

Manchester United have failed with an attempted swap deal involving Facundo Pellistri for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Morten Hjulmand, according to reports.
Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the agent of team-mate Khvicha Kvaratskhelia over suggestions that he will move to the Saudi Pro League at the end of the season.
Former Manchester United star Nemanja Matic is reportedly pushing to leave Stade Rennais this month.

West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brentford are all weighing up a January transfer window move for Sunderland winger Jack Clarke.

Everton have added one of the UK's top barristers - Laurence Rabinowitz KC - to their legal team for the club's appeal against their 10-point deduction.
The British & Irish Lions are finalising plans to launch a women's team with an inaugural three-Test series against New Zealand in 2027.
George Ford's hopes of being named England's first-choice fly half at the start of the Six Nations Championship are in the balance after he underwent two injections after a knee injury.

Rangers, Bournemouth and Norwich City are all interested in Motherwell youngster Max Willoughby.
Ross County and Dundee are among a string of clubs who are interested in a January loan for Burnley's Michael Mellon.
Rangers are bracing themselves for a battle for the signing of Ridvan Yılmaz with Galatasaray now showing an interest in the left-back.
Brondby chief Carsten V. Jensen has declared that Mathias Kvistgaarden will not be sold this month amid interest from Celtic.

Rangers look set to back away from a deal for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi.
Nicolas Kuhn is continuing to attract transfer interest this January with Brendan Rodgers keen to sign the winger.

Real Madrid are assessing the prospect of signing Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, because of concerns about whether France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, will leave Paris St-Germain to join them. (AS - in Spanish)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, has arrived at Borussia Dortmund to complete a loan move to his former club having fallen out of favour at Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, remains top of Tottenham's list as Spurs look to bring in a midfielder in January, with the Blues willing to do a deal for the England international at the right price. (Independent)

Newcastle United have been told that English striker Dominic Solanke will not be sold this month after making an enquiry for the 26-year-old Bournemouth forward. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern Munich are in talks to sign England defender Eric Dier, 29, from Tottenham after missing out to Spurs in the race for Genoa's Romania centre-back Radu Dragusin, 21. (Independent)

Arsenal have made a £22million bid for Getafe and Spain striker Borja Mayoral, 26. (Sun)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has turned down approaches from Fenerbahce, Marseille and a Saudi Pro league side, with the 28-year-old Frenchman set to stay at Old Trafford until his contract runs out in the summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United have offered Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 22, in a swap deal for Sporting Lisbon and Denmark midfielder Morten Hjulmand, 24, but the bid has been rejected because Hjulmand has a £69m release clause. (Sun)

West Ham are weighing up making bids for Ajax's Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn, 26, and Sunderland's English winger Jack Clarke, 23, as they look to sign one attacking player in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Hammers have ruled out a move for former Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 31. (Daily Mail)

Brentford and Crystal Palace are also interested in Clarke, who was at Tottenham before joining Sunderland.(Evening Standard)

Brighton have joined the race for Serbian attacking midfielder Lazar Samardzic with Napoli having agreed a deal with Udinese for the 21-year-old. (Sky Sports Germany)

Wolves are not under pressure to sell Max Kilman, with West Ham linked to the 26-year-old English defender. (Mail)

Wolves have made a move for 27-year-old Scotland striker Che Adams, whose contract at Southampton runs out in the summer. (Football Insider)

Spanish club Sevilla are favourites to sign Manchester United and Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 20, on loan for the rest of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Napoli could make a move for Arsenal's Poland international Jakub Kiwior, 23, and Chelsea's French defender Malang Sarr, 24, as they look to bring in a centre-back in January. (La Repubblica, via Football Italia)

Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 24, says he is focused on Barcelona amid links to Bayern Munich. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 12 January 2024 07:09, UK


Erik ten Hag is keeping tabs on Ajax striker Brian Brobbey as Manchester United begin to plan their summer transfer window.
Turkish football is facing new shame after it emerged a club refused to deal with an agent because he is Black.
Former Sunderland and Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has offered to mentor aspiring coaches following his recent sacking by League One club Fleetwood Town.
Graham Potter remains the most talked about name in football circles as the favourite to become the next Manchester United manager should the club decide to move on from Erik ten Hag.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has beem urged to rethink the decision to merge the position of minister for disabled people with another role with Paralympics GB chief executive David Clarke saying it "devalues" disabled people ahead of the Paralympic Games.

Arsenal are admirers of Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee and are keeping a close eye on the striker as they consider potential targets who could strengthen Mikel Arteta's attack.

Kepa fears he will be sent back to Chelsea this summer after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.
Arsenal are willing to trigger the £50m release clause of Martin Zubimendi, reports suggest.
Chelsea have drawn up a five-man striker shortlist with Victor Osimhen their number one target, according to reports.
Nemanja Matic has been spotted at a train station in Rennes after going on strike at the club.
Arsenal have received a boost after it emerged injured striker Gabriel Jesus has been able to train at their warm-weather camp in Dubai.
Portsmouth have agreed a deal to sign former Luton goalkeeper Matt Macey, who has been a free agent since September.

Chelsea are long-term admirers of Brighton teenager Evan Ferguson.

Saudi Arabia is set to launch a fresh raid on world football and will scour the planet for some of its best young talent - with cash-rich Pro League clubs to increase the number of overseas players permitted in the competition from eight to 10 in the summer.
Nottingham Forest will take transfer advice in this window from the man they sacked as head of recruitment more than a year ago - George Syrianos.
Leeds United expect to lose many of their senior players currently out on loan in the summer irrespective of which division they find themselves in.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has withheld details of proposed rule changes that would permit him to stay in office until 2031 from documents sent to national associations ahead of next month's congress in Paris.
Colin Graves is set to charge Yorkshire interest payments of around 10 per cent a year as part of a £5m refinancing package to ensure the club's survival.

Mikel Arteta will reportedly knock back approaches for Eddie Nketiah this January despite Crystal Palace's willingness to pay around £30m for the Arsenal striker.
Leeds and Rangers are set to go head-to-head in the transfer market this month with both clubs tracking one of Scotland's rising stars, Josh Doig.
Middlesbrough fear being without striker Emmanuel Latte Lath and defender Alex Bangura when they defend their 1-0 lead over Chelsea in the second-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals later this month.
Sunderland could be without full-back Niall Huggins for more than a year because of an operation on his injured knee.
Fulham could rekindle their interest in signing Lazio defender Alessio Romagnoli this month.

Premier League clubs may not learn any confirmed profitability and sustainability regulations (PSR) punishments until after the season is over.
Leeds United are interested in a January loan deal for West Ham defender Ben Johnson.
Fenerbahce have signed former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.
Joel Veltman is on course to return to the Brighton defence in February.
Leeds United manager Daniel Farke says Charlie Cresswell will not be part of his first-team plans as the defender is not "mentally ready" to play.
Aston Villa defender Lucy Parker is expected to miss "the majority" of the season after sustaining an ankle injury that requires surgery.

Frank Onyeka is wanted by Everton, Fulham and a number of clubs overseas, with the Nigeria midfielder expected to be allowed to leave Brentford this month on loan.
Male footballers are becoming increasingly concerned for their physical safety while at work, with a majority believing that fan culture in the men's game has "become increasingly more violent and abusive", research has found.

West Ham United are tracking the prolific Feyenoord striker Santiago Giménez - although the Dutch club are hoping to fend off interest until the summer.
Exeter Rugby Group plc, the company that runs Exeter Chiefs, has registered a pre-tax loss of £4.58m for the year ending June 2023, up from £2.88m for the previous 12 months.

Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis has sent his faltering squad on a week-long hotel retreat, completely cutting players off from their family and friends and putting on extra-hard training sessions in a bid to get their focus back.


Ryan Kent reportedly wants a return to Scotland or a switch to the English Premier League if his Fenerbahce stint ends.

Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke says "it's unfair" Michael Beale has landed another top job at Sunderland.

Chelsea are interested in Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 19, but Brighton will demand a fee in excess of £100m to sign him. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are watching the progress of Ajax and Netherlands striker Brian Brobbey, 21. (Mirror)

Some senior figures at Real Madrid believe the club should sign Napoli's Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, 25, rather than France international Kylian Mbappe, 25, from Paris St-Germain. (Football Transfers)

Everton want £60m for their Belgium international defensive midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, but Arsenal would have to sell someone first to be able to afford him. (I newspaper)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have made contact with Aston Villa over the signing of their French international full-back Lucas Digne, 30. (L'Equipe, in French)

Brentford and Nigeria midfielder Frank Onyeka, 26, is wanted by Everton, Fulham and a number of clubs overseas and is expected to be allowed to leave on loan. (Guardian)

Arsenal are admirers of Bologna and Netherlands Under-21 striker Joshua Zirkzee, 22. (Telegraph, subscription required)

West Ham are tracking Mexico international striker Santiago Gimenez, 22, who is valued at £30m by Feyenoord. (Times, subscription required)

West Ham and Crystal Palace are interested in signing 23-year-old English winger Jack Clarke from Sunderland, who is rated at £20m, with his former club Tottenham set to get 25% of any transfer fee. (Football London)

Burnley are looking into a deal for Chelsea's Ivory Coast striker David Datro Fofana, 21, who has been recalled from a loan at Union Berlin. (Athletic, subscription required)

Lyon are pushing hard to sign Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma as the 26-year-old winger waits for Everton to make a decision on his future after his loan move from Villarreal. (Liverpool Echo)

Brighton have already paid Boca Juniors the $10m (£7.8m) release clause for 19-year-old Argentina Under-23 international Valentin Barco, who can play left-back or winger. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are monitoring Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, although a summer deal is more likely for the 22-year-old Dutchman. (Mail)

West Ham are not interested in re-signing 31-year-old England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is available on a free transfer. (Standard)

Leicester City are trying to sign Inter Milan and Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi, 28. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester City and Manchester United scouts have been watching 18-year-old FC Copenhagen and Sweden Under-21 midfielder Roony Bardghji. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 12 January 2024 23:37, UK


Tottenham are keen on signing Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes, according to reports.
Conor Gallagher is now "unlikely" to leave Chelsea this month - but Tottenham will not give up on signing the player.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the favourite to replace Stefano Pioli at AC Milan - according to Italian media.
Newcastle have reportedly lined up a stunning move for Argentina star Paolo Dybala.

Manchester City's senior players held a summit meeting last month to ensure no one played the "victim card" or made "excuses" in the wake of a poor run of results that threatened hopes of a fourth successive Premier League title.

Chelsea footballer Ben Chilwell is selling his Surrey mansion because he wants more security for himself.
Brighton are poised to confirm the signing of Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors after he had a medical on Thursday.
West Bromwich Albion are signing Andreas Weimann on loan from Bristol City in a deal that will see Taylor Gardner-Hickman go the other way on a permanent transfer.

Ajax are making a major push to sign Jordan Henderson on loan to cut short the midfielder's Saudi Arabia stint and save his Euro 2024 hopes.
Casey Stoney and Laura Harvey are the leading candidates to replace Chelsea manager Emma Hayes as the club begin to sound out candidates for the job.

Maddy Cusack's death has left "real questions about her treatment," a government hearing has been told, with ministers welcoming the news that the Football Association is considering an investigation into her family's complaints.
Jamaican international striker Dujuan Richards has completed his move to Chelsea from Phoenix Academy.
Watford are in advanced talks with Lorient about Imran Louza going on loan to the French club.
Marc Skinner says "everyone is welcome to their opinion" after a section of Manchester United fans chanted for him to leave the club during a mid-season friendly last week.

Chelsea have reportedly sent one of their executives to Brazil to activate the release clause in Estevao's contract.

Chelsea are expected to name a female coach to replace Emma Hayes after senior players told the club that they would prefer to work with a woman.
The appointment of Martin Glenn as chairman of the elite referees body PGMOL is likely to accelerate the drive for more female match officials, and more from ethnic minorities.
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), which owns the Olympic Park and London Stadium, has had to include "contingent liabilities" in its annual accounts for possible future penalties from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and HMRC.
The new board at Yorkshire County Cricket Club is set to include Phillip Hodson as part of the Colin Graves takeover, if approved by members - but Hodson is also the frontrunner to be the new chairman of MCC.
Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director who has been in hiding in the United States since he turned whistleblower about Russia's state doping programme, is to give evidence via video link at the trial of a senior Norwegian sports official.

Hibernian will bank just under £1.2m from Josh Doig's imminent move to Marseille from Hellas Verona.
Outgoing chairman Jim McMahon insists he's not embarrassed by Motherwell's appeal for A-list investment as he rubbished claims the Steelmen have reached for the begging bowl.

Nick Montgomery has revealed Hibs have cancelled a scheduled bounce game with Wolves in Dubai due to a lack of players.

Newcastle are prepared to let Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, join Barcelona or Real Madrid for less than his £100m release clause this summer. (Football Transfers)

Manchester United are interested in France international centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, but will have to pay Nice around £52m to sign him. (Caught Offside)

United and Chelsea are interested in 16-year-old Swedish striker Jonah Kusi-Asare who plays for AIK but Bayern Munich are also interested. (HITC)

United are laying the groundwork for a summer move for 18-year-old Belgium midfielder Arthur Vermeeren from Royal Antwerp. (Football Insider)

Juventus have spoken to England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 33, about a loan move from Al-Ettifaq. (Gianluca Di Marzio - in Italian)

Ajax are making a major push to sign Henderson with the England international set for talks with his Saudi Arabian club over the weekend. (Standard)

Chelsea's England midfielder Cole Palmer, 21, asked Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to leave on loan, but was told he could either stay or would be sold. (Mail)

Chelsea will not allow England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, to leave this month amid interest from Tottenham. (Sun)

Spurs are considering recalling French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 27, from his loan from Galatasaray because of the uncertainty around Gallagher. (Football Transfers)

It would require "ridiculous money" for Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes, 22, to leave Wolves in January with Tottenham reportedly interested. (Mirror)

Napoli have bid for Bournemouth and Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore, 23. (Fabrizio Romano)

Talks have been held with former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over becoming Sweden national team manager. (Fotboll Skanalen - in Swedish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's newspapers


Manchester United are set to initiate talks early this year in a bid to sign teenage superstar Joao Neves from Benfica this summer.

West Ham are ready to up their interest in £20m-rated Sunderland winger Jack Clarke.

Ajax believe that they are winning the race to sign former Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks over becoming the next manager of Sweden.

Liverpool have made contact with Argentinean side CA Talleres over Colombian prospect Kevin Mantilla, but might have competition for the starlet.


Crystal Palace look set to complete a shock raid for Colombian international Daniel Munoz from Genk.

Man Utd old boy Nemanja Matic could be ready to return to the Premier League, with the Serbian international a possible target for Fulham.

Newcastle may have to sell Alexander Isak, to stay on the right side of the Premier League's Financial Fair Play rules.

Man Utd have reportedly stolen a march on Arsenal for a deal for Royal Antwerp playmaker Arthur Vermeeren.


Newcastle would consider selling Bruno Guimaraes in the summer if Barcelona or Real Madrid make an offer - and for below his £100m release clause.


England Women goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck is in advanced talks with Barcelona over a proposed move to the reigning European champions from Manchester City.


Rangers are reportedly vying with a trio of English clubs for West Ham defender Ben Johnson.


Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers expects Nicolas Kuhn to be unveiled as his first January signing this week - despite fears of a hold-up over the transfer fee.

Ajax think they are close to sealing a loan deal for 33-year-old England midfielder Jordan Henderson from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq. (Mirror)

Juventus are hopeful of signing Henderson on a six-month deal with the option to make the move permanent. (Gazzetto dello Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea and Liverpool are keen on 26-year-old Newcastle United and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United want to open talks with Benfica over a summer deal for 19-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Neves. (Mirror)

American investment group 777 Partners is losing hope of its Everton takeover bid being approved by the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Sevilla remain hopeful of signing 20-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri on loan, although Manchester United would prefer him to join Everton.(Revolo - in Spanish)

Fulham face competition from Porto for Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu. (A Bola via Sport Witness)

Crystal Palace hope to complete a £10m deal for Genk's 27-year-old Colombia defender Daniel Munoz. (Sun)

Juventus have joined Napoli and Galatasaray in wanting to sign Nottingham Forest's 25-year-old Belgium midfielder Orel Mangala on loan. (Sky Germany)

Brentford are in talks over a move for 27-year-old Tottenham and Spain defender Sergio Reguilon. (Mail)

Sevilla have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old Colombian striker Mateo Mejia. (Fabrizio Romano)

Besiktas have rejected an offer from Wolves for 18-year-old Turkish forward Semih Kılıcsoy. (Haberturk - in Turkish)

Chelsea are ready to activate a 60m euro (£52m) release clause to sign Palmeiras' 16-year-old Brazilian winger Estevao Willian. (Sport - in Spanish)

Fulham and Burnley are interested in Strasbourg's 26-year-old French defender Gerzino Nyamsi. (Football Insider)

Midfielder Jesse Lingard, 31, has sacked his agent as he looks for a new club following his release by Nottingham Forest. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City's England goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck, 24, is in advanced talks with Women's Champions League holders Barcelona over a free transfer at the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription)

Bayern Munich want to sign Paris St-Germain's 26-year-old French defender Nordi Mukiele in next few days. (Fabrizio Romano


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Monday 15 January 2024 07:35, UK


Jordan Henderson is set to stay in Saudi Arabia for the rest of the season as Al Ettifaq are unlikely to consider letting him move in January.
A group of 19 former footballers, including three with Premier League experience, start their fight with the FA for compensation over brain injuries on Monday.
All eyes will be on Westminster on Monday when Premier League boss Richard Masters and his EFL counterpart Rick Parry are due to be grilled by a select committee on the lack of a deal for the redistribution of funds in football.
West Ham are expected to send a team to the seven-a-side competition where their players walked off the pitch last year amid allegations of racial abuse.
The Premier League's Asia Trophy is set to return this summer - with China being viewed as the likeliest destination.
Turkish referee Halil Umut Meler returned to officiate his first match since being punched by former Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca last year.
Racing boss Stuart Lancaster confirmed his French side have been in contact with Owen Farrell about a move to Paris.

Nottingham Forest and Everton are braced to finally learn their fate on new Premier League charges amid mounting fears both could be in breach of financial regulations.
Brighton have completed the signing of Argentine wonder kid Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.
Emma Raducanu has admitted that she feared for her future when she suffered a recurrence of her chronic wrist pain in August, only three months after she had undergone surgery on both hands.

Joelinton raced home after finding out three burglars had broken into his mansion - he had been watching his team take on Man City from the sidelines when he got an alert that intruders had entered his house.
John O'Shea has left Birmingham by mutual consent less than two weeks after Wayne Rooney's exit.
Hannibal Mejbri may have donned a Manchester United shirt for the last time after reportedly agreeing a loan move to Spanish side Sevilla.
Speaking on his podcast after Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Tottenham, Gary Neville said Spurs are 'dangerous' as they are currently playing better football than any other side in the Premier League :lol:
Liverpool are reportedly in a three-way transfer battle to sign a teenage star dubbed "the new Raphael Varane" - Leny Yoro.
Nemanja Matic could make a return to the Premier League this month.
Chelsea have sent an executive to Brazil to complete the signing of Estevao Willian, according to reports.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder fancies signing Bournemouth star Chris Mepham.
Caglar Soyuncu has been lined up for a shock return to the Premier League, according to reports.
Speaking on his podcast following Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Tottenham, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says his former side are currently hard to watch

Jurgen Klopp has identified Sunderland's Anthony Patterson as a potential replacement for Caoimhin Kelleher should the Liverpool goalkeeper leave the club in the summer.
Ajax manager John van 't Schip has confirmed they are interested in signing Al Ettifaq midfielder Jordan Henderson this month.
Liverpool could sign Bruno Guimaraes for £32m per season for the next three years as the Reds plot a move for the Newcastle midfielder.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is hopeful his deal to purchase a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United will be official by mid-February.
Roy Keane believes the praise Tottenham received following their 2-2 draw with Manchester United was over the top
Spain manager Luis de la Fuente is set to sign a new contract that will see him manage the men's national team through to the World Cup in 2026.
Jacob Ramsey is set to undergo a scan on a hamstring problem after missing Aston Villa's draw with Everton on Sunday.
Sevilla have reached a provisional agreement with Manchester United to sign midfielder Hannibal Mejbri on loan until the summer.

Chelsea have reportedly added Manchester United defender Luke Shaw to their shortlist and have discussed him as a potential January signing.

Steven Gerrard's Al Ettifaq are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Ryan Kent as the former Rangers boss looks to reunite with the winger.
Lawrence Shankland is waiting for Hearts to table a contract extension.
Hibs are one of two clubs that Adelaide United are considering bids from for teen striker Musa Toure with a French Ligue 1 outfit also interested, according to a report.
Ayr United are set to part company with boss Lee Bullen.
Motherwell are leading the chase to sign Celtic's Adam Montgomery.

Dundee are lining up a return for striker Greg Stewart.

England midfielder Jordan Henderson, who has been linked with Ajax and Juventus, is set to stay in Saudi Arabia for the rest of the season because Al-Ettifaq are unlikely to let the 33-year-old go. (Mail)

However, Ajax coach John van 't Schip says there is "serious talk"going on with Henderson about him moving to the Netherlands. (ESPN)

Manchester United, Newcastle and AC Milan are ready to hijack West Ham's move for Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy. (Football Insider)

Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain are interested in Lille's 18-year-old France Under-21 defender Leny Yoro. (Telefoot via AS - in Spanish)

Brighton have completed the signing of 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 full-back Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors for around £8m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is ready to reject interest from Saudi Arabia because he would prefer to stay in Europe, with West Ham, Inter Milan and Fenerbahce linked with the 28-year-old France international. (Caught Offside)

Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is close to joining Sevilla on loan, with the deal for the 20-year-old Tunisia international including a £17.5m option to buy. (Mail)

Arsenal and Chelsea will scout Sporting Lisbon's 20-year-old Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande at the Africa Cup of Nations. (Record - in Portuguese)

Karim Benzema's future at Al-Ittihad is uncertain after the 36-year-old former France striker missed training and was subsequently excluded from the club's winter training camp in Dubai. (Marca)

Tottenham, Arsenal and Fulham are ready to rival West Ham in a summer move for Feyenoord's 22-year-old Mexico forward Santiago Gimenez. (Football Insider)

Everton and Nottingham Forest expect to be told on Monday that they have breached the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules for the three-year cycle up to June 2023. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool are willing to sell 24-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher for £20m this summer and have identified Sunderland's 23-year-old former England Under-21 international Anthony Patterson as his replacement. (Mirror)

Napoli are interested in Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Sheffield United are interested in Bournemouth's 26-year-old Wales defender Chris Mepham. (Sun)

Bournemouth's 29-year-old English midfielder Joe Rothwell is set to have a medical at Southampton before completing a loan move until the end of the season. (Daily Echo)

Southampton are also targeting a winger on loan this month with Manchester United's 21-year-old Ivory Coast international Amad Diallo and Bournemouth's Wales international David Brooks, 26, on their shortlist. (Givemesport)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 16 January 2024 07:30, UK


Everton and Nottingham Forest face minimum six-point deductions this season after being accused of breaching Premier League financial rules.
Chelsea are reportedly lining up sensational transfer moves for Karim Benzema or Roberto Firmino to solve their striker problems
Christopher Nkunku's injury does not appear to be as serious as first feared in a fresh boost for Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Crystal Palace are chasing Colombia international right-back Daniel Munoz and trying to pull off a shock deal.
Mark Halsey has called for the delayed offside flag to be scrapped to avoid more serious injuries.
Dick Advocaat has come out of retirement again at the age of 76 to manage Curacao.
Eric Dier has ruled out staying with Harry Kane as there is no room in his Munich mansion.
Reading have been dealt another seismic blow after the club accepted an offer to sell fan favourite Tom Holmes.

Manchester United have ruled out a move for Karim Benzema to help solve their goalscoring crisis.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled designs for a hi-tech stadium atop a 200-metre high cliff near Riyadh where the kingdom plans to stage games at the 2034 World Cup.
Bill Belichick signalled he is ready to get back to coaching less than a week after parting with the New England Patriots, speaking with the Atlanta Falcons about their vacant position.

Newcastle United have been rocked by news Joelinton is expected to miss the rest of the season with injury, while the club's move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is off as it stands.
The Transfer Show details whether Newcastle United could look to sign Kalvin Phillips in the January transfer window
Ian Maatsen has a £35m release clause in his Chelsea contract, which the club are expected to demand is met for him to leave permanently in the summer.
Rafael Nadal has become an ambassador for the Saudi Tennis Federation, it was announced on Monday, as Saudi Arabia continued to extend its power-base within the world of sport.
Ronnie O'Sullivan launched an astonishing foul-mouthed rant at Ali Carter after he was accused of "snotting" on the floor in the Masters final.

Manchester United have set out their transfer priorities under Sir Jim Ratcliffe and want to sign a top-class forward who is at a similar level to Harry Kane.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has promised fans that he is not trying to make money out of Manchester United and wants the club to be 'ruthlessly focused' on bringing the glory days back to Old Trafford.
Lionel Messi did not attend FIFA's The Best awards ceremony in London on Monday in favour of staying in America to train with Inter Miami, according to reports.
ESPN’s Mark Ogden and The Mirror’s John Cross debate whether Lionel Messi deserved to win the men’s player of the year at The Best FIFA Awards 2023
A number of agents have been making their pitch to Manchester United prospect Dan Gore with the promise of finding him a club on loan.
Aston Villa are in talks to sign right back Kosta Nedeljkovic from Red Star Belgrade.
Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring developments with Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes amid the north-east club's financial concerns.
West Ham would want a fee for defender Ben Johnson as the full-back attracts enquiries from rival clubs.
Inter Milan have joined city rivals AC by expressing interest in Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo.
The bitter legal dispute between Anwar El Ghazi and Mainz has escalated after it emerged the Bundesliga side are set to seek financial damages from the former Aston Villa star to pay for a new striker.
Celtic are one of many clubs interested in a summer move for Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, according to sources in Scotland, though it is likely the Reds would not sell the Irishman for anything but a fair transfer fee if he made the decision to leave.
Jesse Lingard's new agents have been exploring possibilities in the MLS market over the weekend with Portland Timbers among those sounded out.
Nottingham Forest continue to owe significant sums to agents and may soon face legal action that could result in winding-up petitions.
The Premier League has reached an out of court settlement with an employee accusing the organisation of racial and disability discrimination.

Rangers and Celtic have opened negotiations to allow away fans into each other's stadiums for the last two Old Firm league games of the season.
Alfie Barbeary faces a nervous wait to see whether he will be free to play in the Six Nations for England, having been cited for two incidents from one match.

Everton's potential new owner 777 Partners is facing another lawsuit after an investor started legal proceedings against the Miami-based firm, citing damages of more than $30m (£23.6m).
Udinese defender Antonio Tikvic won't be joining Watford on loan during this transfer window.
Rodri believes there should be a review of the rules regarding the continuation of play following Ederson's injury in Manchester City's victory at Newcastle United.

Tottenham winger Bryan Gil has reportedly requested that the club arrange a permanent buy option if he leaves on another loan deal this month.
Arsenal reportedly do not have the transfer funds to meet Borja Mayoral's release clause this month.

The wife of Liverpool owner John W. Henry endured a terrifying escape from Iceland after the eruption of a volcano.

Brendan Rodgers and his recruitment team have put another striker in their January sights to take the strain off Kyogo Furuhashi.
Hapoel Tel Aviv want to end Or Dadia's frustrating stint at Aberdeen.
Josh Doig's proposed move to Marseille is off.
Aberdeen could face a real fight to keep Duk amid interest from two top leagues.

Scotland's refs could back calls for the release of VAR audio - if it means they get a wage rise.
Rangers recently made an approach for a highly-rated Argentinian winger Luca Langoni of Boca Juniors, it has been claimed.
Dundee are lining up a return for striker Greg Stewart.
Dundee have stood down their long-serving groundstaff team.

Hearts have offered Lawrence Shankland a lucrative new contract which would make him the highest-paid player at Tynecastle in more than a decade.

Newcastle United have called off their pursuit of England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, because of Manchester City's demands for a loan fee. (Telegraph - subscription required)

As well as the Magpies, Crystal Palace, Everton, West Ham and Juventus are interested in signing Phillips. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Newcastle's Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, who has a £100m release clause. (Talksport)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to a sign a top-class centre-forward, who is at a similar level to Bayern Munich's 30-year-old England forward Harry Kane, once his deal to buy 25% of Manchester United is ratified by the Premier League. (Standard)

Manchester United have discussed the possibility of bidding for English winger Michael Olise, 22, in the summer and would be prepared to let English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 26, move in the other direction to Crystal Palace. (ESPN)

The Red Devils have also joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Barcelona's 23-year-old Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo. (Sky Sports Germany)

Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, is not 100% happy at Bayern Munich and could leave the German club in the summer. (Sky Sports Germany)

Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches could be on the move this month as Paris St-Germain do not want the 26-year-old back and current loan side Roma want him to find another club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Free agent Jesse Lingard, 31, is open to moving to Major League Soccer (MLS) with his new agents in talks with Portland Timbers as the England midfielder looks to get his career back on track. (Mail)

Chelsea could be interested in a short-term loan deal with Aston Villa for 20-year-old Colombia forward Jhon Duran. (Nathan Gissing, via Metro)

Chelsea are also keeping an eye on the Saudi Pro League and could move for either Al-Ittihad's France striker Karim Benzema, 36, or Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 32, who joined Al-Ahli in the summer. (Goal)

Chelsea are expected to demand the full £35m release clause for any deal involving the permanent transfer of 21-year-old Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Celtic are interested in Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 25, but could face competition from Brentford, Brighton and Wolves for the Republic of Ireland international. (Mail)

Brentford are looking into a loan move for Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon, with the 27-year-old Spain defender having ended his loan spell at Manchester United. (Standard)

Newcastle fear Brazil midfielder Joelinton could need surgery on a thigh injury, which may rule the 27-year-old out for the rest of the season. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 17 January 2024 07:24, UK


The £500m proposed takeover of Everton 777 Partners is almost certainly dead in the water.
The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Independent's Miguel Delaney join David Fulton to discuss Jose Mourinho's future after being sacked by Roma
Jose Mourinho, who has been sacked by Roma after a two-and-a-half-year stint at the Serie A club, could already be lined up with a new role with his native Portugal.
Chelsea have reportedly made an offer to sign Sporting Lisbon star Viktor Gyokeres.
Chelsea are also considering a shock transfer for Aston Villa star Jhon Duran.
Newcastle are reportedly planning a swoop for Atalanta star Ederson.
Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona star Ronald Araujo, according to reports.
A gang who burgled Jack Grealish's home is believed to have carried out other raids on the home of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Love Island stars Molly Mae Hague and Tommy Fury.
Graham Potter has lined up a return to management in Sweden - by buying a £2m mansion in the Scandinavian country.
Jaap Stam is being lined up for a stunning return to management in the seventh tier of Dutch football.
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Crystal Palace's loan interest in Kalvin Phillips.
Liverpool are plotting a transfer move for Chelsea's Levi Colwill, according to reports.

Benfica have released a statement denying they have held talks with Manchester United over the potential transfer of Joao Neves.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly offered Kylian Mbappe a mouthwatering new contract worth €100m (£86.15m) per season in an attempt to keep him at Parc des Princes.
A number of Barcelona players are losing faith in struggling manager Xavi, as the inquest into their embarrassing 4-1 defeat to bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final goes on.
Joe Cole admits he never should have quit Chelsea for Liverpool: "I wish I hadn't signed."

Wolves are considering a move for Armando Broja, whose future is likely to hinge on whether Chelsea sign a striker this month.
Newcastle are resigned to almost certainly being without the injured Joelinton for the remainder of the season and will review their January transfer plans at a specially convened meeting later this week.

Jose Mourinho is set to be on the market for Premier League clubs looking to change managers following his dismissal at Roma after two-and-a-half years with the Italian team, although the Portuguese could also be heading for the Saudi Pro League.
An emotional Mourinho is given a farewell by the Roma fans as he leaves the club's training ground having been sacked by the club
An exasperated Andre Onana had to be calmed down by El Hadji Diouf after the Manchester United goalkeeper travelled 5,000 miles in less than 24 hours to make Cameroon's opening Africa Cup of Nations match - only to be left out of the squad.
Jamie George, the Saracens hooker, will be named as England captain for the upcoming Six Nations on Wednesday.
Ali Carter has hit back in his war of words with Ronnie O'Sullivan, claiming that he feels sorry for the World No 1, who is now also facing the prospect of disciplinary action.

West Ham have rejected an initial approach from Marseille for out-of-favour winger Said Benrahma.
Chelsea have ruled out a January move for Sporting striker Viktor Gyokeres.
Brentford are close to agreeing a six-month loan deal to sign Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is a doubt for Arsenal's clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
David Moyes says he expects reinforcements to arrive at West Ham this month after Said Benrahma's red card at Bristol City added to his attacking crisis.

Manchester United have been linked with Matthijs de Ligt and Ronald Araujo as Erik ten Hag looks to overhaul his defensive options, with the Dutchman reportedly "very interested" in reuniting with De Ligt, whom he managed at Ajax.
Everton's potential new owner 777 Partners is facing another lawsuit after an investor started legal proceedings citing damages of more than $30m (£23.6m).
Sky Sports chief news reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains the process behind charges brought against Everton and Nottingham Forest by the Premier League for breaching Profit and Sustainability rules and what could happen next
Chelsea have had a £73m offer for Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres rejected, according to reports.
Manchester United have been teeing up golf courses as potential sites for a new training ground.
Arsenal defender Cedric Soares is emerging as a serious January target for Besiktas.
Sir Dave Brailsford has only been observing behind the scenes at Manchester United for a few weeks, but the INEOS sporting director is said to have noted the level of overstaffing at the club.
Facundo Pellistri could be the next Manchester United player to go out on loan after Granada joined Dutch clubs PSV Eindhoven and NEC Nijmegen in the race for the Uruguayan.
A Spanish court has dropped a lawsuit over alleged racist abuse aimed at Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr during a La Liga match last year against Osasuna.
Manchester United are looking to keep hold of Amad Diallo despite a loan request from Michael Carrick's Middlesbrough.
The group of 19 footballers suing the FA for compensation over brain injuries includes players in their 30s - and the figure involved may eventually rise to 'several hundreds'.
Forest Green Rovers manager Troy Deeney has posted the racist abuse he has received on his Instagram following his weekend rant about his players after their 2-0 defeat by Harrogate.

Nottingham Forest will prioritise selling players over buying them in this transfer window, as they look to show Premier League officials they are taking their charge for breaching financial rules seriously.
Nottingham Forest head coach Nuno Espirito Santo says everyone at the club is concerned after they were charged with breaching Premier League Profitability and Sustainability Rules.
Jordan Henderson was scheduled to leave Al Ettifaq's training camp on Tuesday night and return to England as he considers the options that would bring an end to his brief spell in the Saudi Pro League.
Adam Scott believes the PGA Tour is close to sealing a huge investment deal with an American consortium but said no deadline had been set for finalising an agreement with the Saudi Public Investment Fund.

Manchester United paid for 56 lawyers to work on the deal that will see INEOS buy a minority stake in the club.
EFL chairman Rick Parry has told Reading fans he is trying to force out the League One club's unpopular owner Dai Yongge but he cannot make the Chinese businessman sell up.
Three Manchester United supporters were arrested for chants related to the Hillsborough disaster before last month's Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield.
Japhet Tanganga is expected to return to Tottenham Hotspur this month, having not played at all for Augsburg since joining the Bundesliga side on loan in September.

Chelsea have reportedly been offered Karim Benzema, Roberto Firmino and Aleksandar Mitrovic from the Saudi Pro League as Mauricio Pochettino seeks to add firepower to his squad.
Arsenal transfer target Joshua Zirkzee has emerged on Erik ten Hag's radar as he searches for a striker signing at Manchester United, according to reports.
Chelsea are reportedly keen on reviving their interest in Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters, who previously failed to make the grade under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.

Manchester United are reportedly willing to ship off Aaron Wan-Bissaka in order to capture Michael Olise in a swap deal.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is wanted by West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Brentford.
Owen Beck has been tipped to make a move to Celtic - but a single appearance for Liverpool would end any plans of a switch to Parkhead this month.
Philippe Clement has told Ridvan Yilmaz he's going nowhere until Rangers find his replacement.
Former Rangers assistant Neil Banfield says Michael Beale's era was met by a wall of physicality every week - but he insists the Londoner had them on a road to glory.

Marseille are no longer interested in signing Hibs left-back Josh Doig this month.
Rangers boss Philippe Clement has revealed that the Ibrox men are 'close' to making further January signings.

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing 22-year-old Wolves and Algeria defender Rayan Ait-Nouri. (Football Transfers)

Liverpool want to keep Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, but he is attracting interest from Brazilian side Flamengo and Al-Ettifaq of the Saudi Pro League. (Teamtalk)

Newcastle will review their January transfer plans at a special meeting this week following the injury to 27-year-old Brazil midfielder Joelinton. (Guardian)

Chelsea do not hold an interest in Sporting CP and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, despite reports of a £73m offer being made. (Football London)

Brentford have a verbal agreement with Tottenham for a loan move for Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, 27, although there is no option-to-buy clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Middlesbrough have enquired about signing 21-year-old Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, but Manchester United want to keep him after he impressed in training. (Mail)

Nottingham Forest will prioritise selling players over buying this month in an effort to show the Premier League they are taking the charge of allegedly breaching profit and sustainability rules seriously. (Times - subscription)

Liverpool retain an interest in Chelsea's 20-year-old England defender Levi Colwill despite his signing a long-term contract last summer. (90Min)

Paris St-Germain have offered France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, a new contract worth 100m euros (£86m) per season. (AS via Mirror)

Manchester United want Bologna's 22-year-old Dutch forward Joshua Zirkzee in the summer. (Florian Plettenberg)

Wolves are considering a move for 22-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja, 22, whose Chelsea future is likely to hinge on whether they sign a striker this month. (Guardian)

Arsenal are in talks with Besiktas over a deal for 32-year-old Portuguese defender Cedric Soares. (Mail)

Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore and English defender Calum Chambers, both 28, are attracting interest from European clubs after being told they could leave Aston Villa in January. (Football Insider)

Jose Mourinho could return to management with former club Porto after being sacked by Roma on Tuesday. (Express)


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Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for striker Armando Broja over the next two weeks but any interested suitors, which could include West Ham, Fulham and Wolves, will have to find more than £50m to sign him.
Kalvin Phillips' future at Manchester City should be decided next week with interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on top of at least four clubs from the Premier League.
Manchester United paid Raine Group £24.9m ($31.5m) to broker Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £1.3bn bid for a 29 per cent stake in the club.
Everton's takeover remains on course to be completed by the end of the month, according to 777 Partners, who insist there are no fresh doubts over their funding.
Chelsea are reported to be paying for round-the-clock security for teenage signing Kendry Paez, and have offered support to the family of midfielder Moises Caicedo, amid ongoing unrest in his native Ecuador.
Napoli have registered their interest in Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg should the Premier League club make him available before the January deadline.

Jordan Henderson has not been paid a single penny from his lucrative contract with Al Ettifaq and may never see any of it after agreeing to forgo his deferred salary so he can leave the club and potentially join Ajax.
On Back Pages Tonight, The Times' chief sports reporter Martyn Ziegler discusses Jordan Henderson's pay during his in Saudi Arabia
Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Real Sociedad winger Ander Barrenetxea, a current Spain U21 international.
Isaac Hayden has vowed to sue prospective Everton owners 777 Partners after he returned from a loan spell with their Belgian club Standard Liege and claimed he was still owed unpaid wages.
Reports in France have suggested PSG will attempt to cash in on former Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos because of doubts whether he is a good fit for their team.
Ray Parlour has urged Arsenal to strengthen their spine with a new centre-back, central midfielder and striker this month, but concedes the players he would like to see signed could cost upwards of £150m combined.
London's six Premier League clubs face extra costs next season with the Met Police calling on them to contribute to the £18.5m bill covering their games costs. As things stand only police officers who enter stadiums are paid for by the clubs.
A group of Newcastle fans opposed to the club's Saudi takeover have demanded the resignation of chairman Yassir Al Rumayyan after he was hit with a £59m lawsuit accusing him of waging a "malicious" campaign against a dissident former Saudi spy chief.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe could be at risk of having to sell his 25 per cent stake in Manchester United in just 18 months.
The 2026 World Cup final is now set to be played indoors - after FIFA chiefs agreed Dallas' AT&T Stadium will host the biggest game in football.
Reports in Spain have suggested Barcelona will not host F1's Spanish Grand Prix after its current license expires in 2026 and hinted at an imminent announcement of a street race in Madrid.

Anthony Martial is training alone to improve his fitness before boss Erik ten Hag will even consider him for a place in Manchester United's first team.
Newport County are installing a temporary stand ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round date with Manchester United later this month to increase capacity by 1,000.
Inter Miami will fly more than 23,000 miles in three weeks as part of a punishing pre-season tour including trips to El Salvador, Dallas, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
On Back Pages Tonight, The Times' chief sports reporter Martyn Ziegler reveals the fine detail in the deal between the Glazers and Ineos that could see Ineos be ousted next year
Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah is attracting interest from Fulham.
Kylian Mbappe has revealed that LeBron James offered him advice on how to 'cement' his legend by helping young people off the field.
Jose Mourinho's agent has reportedly put the 60-year-old's name forward to become Xavi's replacement at Barcelona.

Manchester United have been placed on red alert amid reports that Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt could leave this summer because of a tense relationship with boss
Chelsea's interest in former Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres appears unlikely to end in an offer to current club Sporting Lisbon.
Jordan Henderson is set to become Ajax's highest paid player as he finalises his move to the Dutch giants - as he is set to earn a basic of around £85,000-a-week which will climb to £110,000-a-week after initial bonuses.
Manchester United winger Amad Diallo appears to have quashed rumours of a loan move to Championship side Middlesbrough.

Darts sensation Luke Littler has revealed he received two pieces of advice when he met Sir Alex Ferguson during a trip to watch Manchester United take on Tottenham - stay dedicated to his sport and believe in himself.

Chelsea are reportedly keen on reviving their interest in Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou could be set to see his transfer budgets rise over the coming seasons due to the work of Daniel Levy behind the scenes.

Criminals using football clubs to launder money or commit other serious offences are being targeted in a new operation that has been launched by the police across the United Kingdom.
A Wolverhampton Wanderers fan has spoken of his "killer' disappointment after coming out of the crowd to stand in as the fourth official during their FA Cup game against Brentford - but not being able to celebrate his team's winner.
Louis Rees-Zammit believes he has quit rugby union "for good" to try to break into the NFL, according to the Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington.

Clubs interested in a deal to sign Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips are waiting for them to drop their £7m loan fee demand.

Graves discuss whether Crystal Palace are now favourites to sign Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips this January given Roy Hodgson's recent comments about a potential deal
Norwegian Football Federation president Lise Klaveness has called on FIFA to publish its report on possible failings at the Qatar World Cup and says delays make her concerned about a lack of transparency at the world governing body.

Granada are confident of securing Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri on a loan deal for the remainder of the campaign.
Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White will be out for up to two weeks with an abdominal injury.
Israeli footballers Sagiv Jehezkel and Eden Kartzev are facing bans of up to eight matches for "ideological propaganda" relating to the Israel-Gaza war.
Bournemouth have received loan offers from Sunderland and Ipswich Town for Kieffer Moore but are yet to reach an agreement for the striker.
Former world No 1 tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario has been handed a suspended two-year jail sentence for fraud by a criminal court in Barcelona.

Hibernian are keen on Hertha Berlin winger Myziane Maolida but are unlikely to be able to meet his wage demands.
Sheffield Wednesday will have to make other changes to their squad to be able to bring in striker Mika Biereth, who is currently on loan at Motherwell.
Dundee United boss Jim Goodwin does not want David Wotherspoon to be his last January addition as he looks for a player who can "unlock opposition defences".
Hellas Verona are the latest Italian club considering a loan move for Celtic's Gustaf Lagerbielke.
Scott Fraser has opened the door on a return to Scottish football, with the Charlton Athletic midfielder keen to return north for family reasons.

Dumbarton boss Stephen Farrell is gutted loan keeper Jay Hogarth won't face parent club Rangers in the Scottish Cup - despite the Ibrox side being happy for him to play.
Danish side FC Midtjylland were sent out on a survival mission in the freezing Scottish Highlands and ordered to hunt their own food to survive in a bizarre team bonding exercise last week.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are among at least six clubs interested in signing England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City, with the 28-year-old's future set to be decided next week. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United are scouring Europe for possible midfield reinforcements with a move for priority target Phillips entirely dependent on the player convincing Manchester City to lower their demands. (i news - subscription required)

The Magpies sent their head of scouting to watch Atalanta midfielder Ederson in a 5-0 win against Frosinone but the Italian club have no interest in selling the 24-year-old Brazilian in January. (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian)

Tottenham have not given up hope of signing 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are willing to let Albania forward Armando Broja, 22, leave on permanent deal if a suitable offer is received, with West Ham, Fulham and Wolves among the clubs who are interested. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea will ask for £50m for Broja, who has scored two goals in 17 appearances this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool still hold an interest in Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, 20, despite the England international signing a new six-year deal in the August. (90min)

Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos' future at Paris St-Germain is in doubt and the French club could sell the 22-year-old in January if a suitable offer is made. (L'Equipe - in French)

Fulham are in talks to sign Chelsea's English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, 24, on a six-month loan deal with the option to buy. (Florian Plettenberg for Sky Germany)

Napoli would be interested in Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if Tottenham decide to sell the 28-year-old in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal are leading the race to sign 20-year-old Netherlands forward Xavi Simons, who is on loan at RB Leipzig from Paris St-Germain. (Sport Bild via Football Transfers)

The Gunners have also been handed a boost in their January pursuit of Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, following reports that Newcastle are searching for his replacement. (Football London)

Aston Villa have enquired over the potential signing of Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna. (Football Transfers)

Villa have agreed a deal with Red Star Belgrade to sign Serbia right-back Kosta Nedeljkovic, 18, in January, but he will stay in Serbia until next season. (Football Insider)

Marseille are planning to return to make an offer for West Ham winger Said Benrahma after having a first bid for the 28-year-old Algerian turned down. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Manchester United winger Amad Diallo, 21, is set to turn down any Championship loans in January, with the Ivory Coast international wanted by Michael Carrick at Middlesbrough. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich are looking to beat Manchester United to the signing of Nice and France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, with the German side also interested in Lens and and Austria defender Kevin Danso, 25. (Football Transfers)

Romania defender Radu Dragusin, 21, says he turned down a late move from Bayern Munich to join Tottenham as Spurs "wanted me from a long time ago". (Evening Standard)

Inter Milan are close to securing a deal with Iran striker Mehdi Taremi, 31, to move to the club on a free transfer in the summer after his contract with Porto runs out. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham's English defender Japhet Tanganga, 24, is set to end his loan spell at German club Augsburg and move to Championship side Millwall until the end of the season. (Evening Standard)


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Sep 19, 2012
Friday 19 January 2024 07:14, UK


There is growing noise in Spain that Real Madrid want to use Erling Haaland's friendship with Jude Bellingham to tempt the Manchester City striker to eventually move to the Bernabeu.
Raphael Varane could face a probe over holiday snaps that appeared to show the Manchester United defender at a ski resort - United are understood to forbid players from skiing during the season due to the risk of injury.
Chris Smalling has hit back at now former Roma boss Jose Mourinho over claims the defender could have played through his knee injury, saying his absence was one he could not control and that he remains totally committed to the club.
Manchester United are on the hunt for a food safety officer just weeks after 30 guests were served raw chicken at Old Trafford.
Sir Andy Murray is far from a business ace - as his five-star hotel flopped to a near-£1m loss last year.
Ronnie O'Sullivan will headline a stunning new snooker tournament in Saudi Arabia.
David Beckham is locked in a secret multi-million legal battle over fake products including clothes and fragrances bearing his name.

Sources behind the Qatar-based bid for Manchester United have rubbished claims they did not meet the Glazer family's asking price for the club and failed to produce proof of funds and may seek a corrective statement from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Joelinton may have played his last game for Newcastle United amid reports he will need season-ending surgery on a thigh injury and remains in a stand-off with the club over a new contract beyond the summer of 2025.
Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is set to start for Cameroon in their Africa Cup of Nations clash with Senegal on Friday after missing their opening game with travel issues.
Everton's much-delayed takeover by 777 Partners is having a major impact on the future of key players, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose contracts expire in the next 18 months.
Manchester United have teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Sport to use their expertise in Artificial Intelligence and attempt to use it for competitive advantage.
Liverpool and Egypt's Mohamed Salah went off injured during Egypt's AFCON clash with Ghana in Ivory Coast

Liverpool great John Aldridge has disclosed his worries about football's dementia crisis, admitting to experiencing "some problems" and having undergone tests.
Chelsea are facing another backroom shuffle after long-serving medical director Dimitrios Kalogiannidis informed the club he would be leaving after 13 years for family reasons.
Jordan Henderson has completed his move to Ajax having agreed to terminate his contract with Al-Ettifaq
Joe Schmidt is set to be confirmed as Eddie Jones' replacement as Australia head coach leading to the prospect of a clash with his former Ireland assistant Andy Farrell when the British & Irish Lions visit.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has joined the growing band of voices calling for an Anglo-Welsh rugby union league.
England spinner Rehan Ahmed has revealed he turned down the chance to play in the IPL to work on developing a new delivery like Shane Warne's famous flipper.

Manchester United have been placed on red alert amid reports that Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt could leave this summer because of a tense relationship with boss Thomas Tuchel and a lack of playing time.

Fulham have offered £30 million for the Fluminense defensive midfielder André as they prepare for the possibility of losing João Palhinha this summer.
The former England defender Casey Stoney will not replace Emma Hayes at Stamford Bridge when the Chelsea manager departs for the United States at the end of the season.

Reading's dire financial state has left staff to rejig training plans and avoid turning the undersoil heating on to try and curb costs, while a further 19 members of staff have been made redundant and suppliers are still owed around £4m.

Sevilla had just cause to cancel defender Joris Gnagnon's contract for being 'severely overweight', a court has ruled.
Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC have added Grasshopper Club Zurich to their growing network of clubs, buying a 90 per cent stake in the Swiss outfit from Hong Kong-based Champion Union.

Roy Keane claims Manchester United no longer strike fear into opponents, that clubs now actually enjoy visiting Old Trafford, and has also accused his former club of going soft.
Jan Molby says Liverpool should prioritise a move for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise as they look to add further goal power to their attacking options as well as avoid him joining rivals Manchester United.

Langley FC from the Combined Counties League, the 10th tier of English football, have made a cheeky seven-day notice of approach to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
Ligue 1 side Brest have made a formal request to French football authorities demanding that VAR is removed from football after previous condemnation from their manager Eric Roy over decisions which have gone against his side.

New Hibs signing Myziane Maolida was branded a player "as lazy as I have seen" by one of his former Hertha Berlin managers Pal Dardai in a savage attack last year.
Hearts CEO Andrew McKinlay says the club has gone above and beyond their current wage structure to try and keep striker Lawrence Shankland at Tynecastle but warned fans breaking the bank now could come back to bite them in the future.

Manchester United are considering a revamp of their defence in the summer which could mean England centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 29, leaving if significant offers are made for them. (ESPN)

Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, is one of the targets being considered by the Red Devils. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Fulham have made a bid of £30m plus a further £5m in add-ons for 22-year-old Fluminense midfielder Andre and have already agreed personal terms with the Brazil international. (Ben Jacobs)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim says Chelsea will have to trigger the 100m euro (£85.6m) release clause of Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres if they want to sign the 25-year-old. (Goal)

West Ham are one of the clubs interested in Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips and the Hammers are well placed to win the race to sign the 28-year-old England international. (Standard)

Manchester City have a strong interest in bringing Tottenham and Spain right-back Pedro Porro, 24, and Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, back to the club in deals that could cost them £200m. (Football Insider)

Saudi Pro League clubs are ready to revive their interest in Liverpool's 31-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah in the summer. (90 Min)

Newcastle may sell Brazil midfielder Joelinton this summer if they fail to agree an extension to the 27-year-old's current contract, which expires in 18 months. (Mail)

French striker Karim Benzema is open to leaving Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad but, while the 36-year-old believes a move to England is a possibility, his wages may prove a stumbling block to any potential switch to Arsenal or Chelsea. (Standard)

Aston Villa have launched a bid to sign Middlesbrough winger Morgan Rogers, 21, with manager Unai Emery keen on the player who has represented England at youth level. (Independent)

Tottenham playmaker James Maddison, 27, is aiming to return from a knee injury for his side's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester City on 26 January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leeds United are working on a permanent deal to sign on-loan Tottenham and Wales defender Joe Rodon, 26, who is valued at more than £15m. (Football Insider)

French club Lyon are trying to sign 26-year-old Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, who joined Everton on a season-long loan from Villarreal last summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton midfielder Amadou Onana has been linked with Arsenal but Toffees boss Sean Dyche has played down speculation linking the 22-year-old Belgium international with an exit. (90 Min)

Spanish defender Javier Manquillo, 29, is set to leave Newcastle United and join La Liga side Celta Vigo. (Athletic - subscription required)

Italy striker Moise Kean, 23, is close to making a loan move from Juventus to Atletico Madrid. (Sky Sports Italia)


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Sep 19, 2012
Friday 19 January 2024 23:01, UK


Newcastle United have identified Everton's Amadou Onana as a good option to bolster their midfield as concerns grow over Joelinton's future on Tyneside.
Tommy Fleetwood has snubbed an invite from LIV Golf and their attention has now turned to trying to tempt his Ryder Cup team-mate Tyrrell Hatton to join Jon Rahm's new squad.
Gloucester back-row Zach Mercer says he is "done" with England after his latest snub and hit out at Steve Borthwick for not valuing him enough after his return from a spell
Steve Diamond will return to the Gallagher Premiership next month in a bid to reinvigorate Newcastle Falcons as a consultant.
Sir Geoffrey Boycott believes his beloved Yorkshire County Cricket Club will die without the controversial return of Colin Graves.

Andre Onana's future at Manchester United could be clouded by apparent interest from Erik ten Hag in Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel.
Jose Mourinho has reportedly opened talks with Saudi Pro League side Al Shabab just days after losing his job with AS Roma.
Forest Green owner Dale Vince says Troy Deeney "let himself and the club down" with "careless" public remarks about players after he was sacked just six games into his managerial career.
Arsenal have told clubs interested in Emile Smith-Rowe, including Aston Villa, Newcastle and West Ham, that the midfielder wants to fight for his place in their first XI.
Neymar has reportedly been removed from the Al Hilal squad list for the remainder of the Saudi Pro League season so they could register former Nottingham Forest loanee Renan Lodi.
Joe Cole is certain Jose Mourinho can still manage in the Premier League and expects him to be linked with any vacancies that come up in the next six months.

Two senior Manchester United executives - Patrick Stewart and Cliff Baty - are set to make seven-figure bonuses from the sale of a 25 per cent stake in the club, while former chief executive Ed Woodward is also poised to cash in.
Emma Raducanu has conceded she may have to drop down to the second-tier ITF circuit to gain more match experience because of her lowly place just inside the top 300 of the WTA rankings.

Manchester United's hopes of signing Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior in the future appear unlikely after previous comments re-emerged which stated Flamengo would be the only club he would leave for.
Harry Maguire could be made available by Manchester United in the summer despite his career renaissance this season, with Erik ten Hag already having three high-profile central

Billy Koumetio is facing an uncertain future at Liverpool after being recalled from a loan spell in France's second division.

Hearts have offered a bumper contract to star striker Lawrence Shankland that would make him the club's highest-paid player in the last decade.

Elfsborg director of football Stefan Andreasson has conceded a move for his side's goalkeeper Hakon Valdimarsson could happen this month amid interest from Celtic.
Hibernian are considering a move for former QPR midfielder Luke Amos, who has been a free agent since the summer while he recovered from injury.

Newcastle have identified Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, as a good option to bolster their ranks as concerns grow over the future of Brazil midfielder, Joelinton, 27, who is yet to agree a new deal at St James' Park. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal have rebuffed approaches for Emile Smith Rowe, 23, with Aston Villa, West Ham and Newcastle all expressing an interest in the England midfielder, who has started just two games in all competitions this season. (Mail)

West Ham are looking to make two loan signings after opening talks with Manchester City over a deal for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, and approaching Arsenal about Smith Rowe. (Guardian)

Tottenham will shelve a move for Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, until the summer after talks over a January deal collapsed and now view Phillips as a viable alternative this month. (Football Insider)

West Ham's technical director Tim Steidten is also leading the club's bid to sign Ajax forward Steven Bergwijn, 26, this month, despite manager David Moyes being unconvinced by the Netherlands international. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are all keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, 20, who is valued at more than £100m. (Bild - in German)

Jose Mourinho could quickly return to management after entering into talks with Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab, days after the Portuguese was sacked by Italian club Roma. (Mail)

Newcastle and Liverpool are both keeping watch on Atalanta's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Ederson. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United plan to hold talks with Djurgardens over a potential deal for midfielder Lucas Bergvall, 17, who is regarded as one of European football's brightest prospects, having already been capped by Sweden. (90 Min)

Bayern Munich will attempt to prise England defender Kieran Trippier, 33, away from Newcastle this month, with Thomas Tuchel keen on the right-back. (Guardian)

But should Trippier leave, Newcastle will not be forced into a panic for a last-minute replacement, thanks to a plan already in place. (Chronicle)

Manchester United and Arsenal are following the development of Bologna's Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee, 22. (90 Min)

AC Milan are considering a move for RB Leipzig and Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 20, who has previously been on Arsenal's radar. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares, 23, is interesting Marseille after growing unhappy at a lack of game time on loan at Nottingham Forest. The Portugal Under-21 international spent last term with the Ligue 1 side and would be keen on a return. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal look set to miss out on Netherlands defender Jorrel Hato with Ajax confident of convincing the 17-year-old to sign a new deal. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Sheffield United's loan bid for Mason Holgate, 27, appears to have fallen through with Everton asking for a higher fee for their English defender, who is on loan at Southampton. (Independent)


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Sep 19, 2012
Sunday's newspapers


West Ham are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Victor Boniface.
Greece could go to Germany for Euro 2024 in the summer without a manager. That is because Chelsea and Tottenham legend Gus Poyet's deal runs out on March 31 and the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) still haven't offered him a new deal.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson reflects on his side's 5-0 loss to Arsenal and discusses the impact it has on his own future at the club.

Roy Hodgson conceded that his job is under pressure after Crystal Palace crashed to a 5-0 defeat at Arsenal amid fan protests against the ownership in the away end.
Sir Dave Brailsford has officially stepped down as team principal of the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team.
Manchester United have poached Omar Berrada, the Manchester City chief football operations officer who signed Erling Haaland, to be their new chief executive in the first major move by new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Tyrrell Hatton has left the door ajar for a move to LIV Golf after confirming that he has had "conversations" with the Saudi-funded circuit.

Kieran Trippier is prepared to leave Newcastle United to join Bayern Munich this month if the clubs can agree a fee.

Newcastle defender Kieran Trippier has returned from a break in New York in a bid to seal his move to Bayern Munich.
Crystal Palace have begun drawing up a shortlist of managers to replace Roy Hodgson, whose role as head coach is under further scrutiny following the 5-0 thrashing at Arsenal.
Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter was spotted at the Emirates to watch Arsenal's clash with Crystal Palace.
Middlesbrough have rejected two offers from Aston Villa for forward Morgan Rogers.

Kieran Trippier is prepared to quit Newcastle for Bayern Munich after the German champions made an approach to sign the England right-back.
Mikel Arteta has poured cold water on Arsenal fans' hopes for a busy end to the January transfer window.

Bayern Munich have firmed up their interest in Kieran Trippier, with the Newcastle defender believed to be keen on the move.
Sir Dave Brailsford, the mastermind behind Team Sky and its Ineos-Grenadiers successor, has stepped away from cycling to focus on his new role at Manchester United.
Everton will have to ward off an approach from Al Ettifaq, a midfielder light after the departure of Jordan Henderson, with Abdoulaye Doucouré's representatives approached by the Saudi Arabian club.
After Jordan Henderson's departure from the Pro League to join Ajax, a fellow Premier League émigré, Aymeric Laporte has spoken of the difficulty of life in Saudi Arabian football.

Joel Nouble has been left out of the Livingston squad ahead of a transfer away from the club.

Newcastle United have rejected an approach from Bayern Munich for 33-year-old defender Kieran Trippier. (Sky Sports)

Trippier is keen to join Bayern this January if they can agree a deal with the Magpies. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle have also rejected a loan enquiry for England striker Callum Wilson from Atletico Madrid but could sell the 31-year-old if a permanent offer is made. (Mail)

Manchester City are ready to reward Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne with a contract extension, with the 33-year-old attracting interest from the Saudi Pro League. (Mirror)

Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is in talks with Saudi club Al-Shabab about taking over as their manager following his sacking by Roma. (Sportitalia - in Italian)

Brazil midfielder Casemiro's future at Manchester United beyond this season is in doubt as the club believe it is best to sell the 31-year-old. (Star)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to bring Ajax's 21-year-old Dutch striker Brian Brobbey to Old Trafford during the January transfer window. (Sky Sports Germany)

Matthijs de Ligt is open to leaving Bayern Munich this summer with Manchester United reigniting their interest in the 24-year-old Dutch defender. (Mirror)

West Ham are ready to break their transfer record to sign Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old Nigerian striker Victor Boniface, who has also been linked with both Newcastle and Chelsea. (Sun)

Spain defender Aymeric Laporte left Manchester City to join Al-Nassr last summer and the 29-year-old says there are many players who are dissatisfied playing in the Saudi Pro League. (AS - in Spanish)

RB Leipzig and Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko, 20, has a £43m release clause in his contract which will become valid from this summer. (Sky Sports Germany)

Everton would be determined to hold on to 31-year-old Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, who has been linked with Al-Ettifaq as the Saudi Pro League club look to replace England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 33, following his move to Ajax. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund will try to sign 18-year-old French attacking midfielder Desire Doue from Rennes before the January transfer window closes. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has poured cold water on fans' hopes for a busy end to the January transfer window, with the Gunners reluctant to pay the asking price for Brentford's 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney. (Mirror)

Sheffield United want £20m for centre-half Anel Ahmedhodzic with Italian sides Napoli and Atalanta both interested in the 24-year-old Bosnian. (Sun)

Aston Villa have submitted a significant new offer to Middlesbrough for 21-year-old English midfielder Morgan Rogers. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City are well placed if they make a move for Brazilian winger Savio as he is on loan at Spanish side Girona from French club Troyes, two clubs who are part of the English club's City Football Group. (Star)


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Sep 19, 2012
Monday 22 January 2024 07:26, UK


Jose Mourinho has rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi side Al Shabab, according to reports.
Tottenham have rejected a bid from Cristiano Ronaldo's Saudi side for Emerson Royal.
Right-back Daniel Munoz wants a move to Crystal Palace - and will push Belgian side Genk to do a deal.
Middlesbrough are sweating on the availability of captain Jonny Howson and defender Isaiah Jones for their Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg against Chelsea on Tuesday.

Incoming Manchester United CEO Omar Berrada has been placed on gardening leave until the summer following his shock decision to quit Manchester City. City bosses were keen to avoid Berrada leaking details of their upcoming transfer targets and contract offers to potential signings.

Newcastle United have decided neither Kieran Trippier nor Callum Wilson are for sale and will block any attempt to lure them away this month.
The government is adamant Manchester City's Premier League financial charges were not discussed during a meeting between the club and the sports minister last spring.
Emma Hayes says misogynistic comments about female pundits are symptomatic of a "sexist society" within English football.
New England rugby union captain Jamie George says his side's home record is "not good enough" and wants to make Twickenham horrible for visiting teams.
Jamie Carragher heaped praise on Diogo Jota after his double against Bournemouth and went on to say he believes he is a better finisher than both Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez

Bayern Munich are expected to test Newcastle's new-found resolve not to sell Kieran Trippier with an improved bid for Eddie Howe's England right-back.
Aston Villa have rejected an offer from West Ham to sign Jhon Duran on loan with an option to buy.
Ivan Toney is ready to stay at Brentford until the end of the season after making a summer move his priority as he heads into the final year of his contract.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was left bemused after being put on the spot by Jamie Redknapp's 'cheesy' captaincy question

Manchester United will send Dan Gore out on loan, just over a year after he was involved in a furious training ground bust-up with Anthony Martial.
A section of angry Bayern Munich supporters hit back at criticism from manager Thomas Tuchel during their 1-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen.

Manchester City have been boosted by John Stones returning to training after an ankle injury.
John Terry says Chelsea are 'a long way off the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool' but insists Mauricio Pochettino is a 'great manager' that 'needs time' to transform the club.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh discuss Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Manchester United as Lauren James scored a sensational hat-trick for the league leaders
Jordan Henderson may have to wait to make his Ajax debut because of a rule stemming from the UK's departure from the European Union.
Aston Villa have made an improved bid for Middlesbrough forward Morgan Rogers after their opening two proposals were rejected by the Championship club.
Darren Ambrose and Dean Ashton were shocked by the late drama at Bramall Lane after Sheffield United rescued a point against West Ham
Local businesses who benefit from being on the doorstep of Goodison Park are seeking new premises close to Everton's new Bramley Moore Dock home.
Chelsea winger Diego Moreira will return to the club on Monday after curtailing his loan spell with Lyon, who want Everton's Arnaut Danjuma as a replacement.
Everton are braced for a bid from Al Ittihad for midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, who is wanted as a replacement for Jordan Henderson.
Sheffield United are close to securing a £2m deal to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Ivo Grbic.
Burnley winger Darko Churlinov is set to join former club Schalke on loan for the rest of the season with an option to make the move permanent for £3m.
England face yet another injury scare ahead of the Six Nations after Ben Curry suffered an ankle injury playing for Sale Sharks.

Former ECB chairman Richard Thompson expects Saudi Arabia to invest in cricket worldwide - potentially The Hundred or Indian Premier League - before setting up any domestic competitions.

Christian Doidge admits he has no idea whether he has a future beyond the end of the season at Hibernian.
Rangers are closing on a deal to sign midfielder Mohamed Diomande from Danish club Nordsjaelland.
Dundee full-back Cammy Bell is wanted by Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss Duncan Ferguson but he will face competition from other Championship clubs.
Potential Rangers target Gijs Smal has reportedly been told to make his mind up over a new contract by his club FC Twente as he is now free to speak to clubs outside the Netherlands.

Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, will not push for a January move and the 27-year-old plans to stay with the Bees until the summer. (Mirror)

Newcastle United will not sell their England pair, 33-year-old defender Kieran Trippier - a target for Bayern Munich - or 31-year-old striker Callum Wilson, who has been linked with Atletico Madrid, this month. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Trippier and Wilson will not agitate for a move but Bayern will test Newcastle's resolve by making an improved bid for the full-back after an initial offer was rejected. (Guardian)

Newcastle want 15m euros (£12.9m) from Bayern Munich for Trippier, while the German club only want a loan deal. (Sport Bild - in German)

Newcastle United will be forced to sell Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 26, and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, to meet Financial Fair Play regulations. (Football Insider)

West Ham United are going to focus on securing Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, on loan, after seeing a move for Arsenal and England midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe, 23, rebuffed. (Mail)

Jose Mourinho's preference is to stay in Italy following his sacking by Roma and the Portuguese is set to hold talks with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis about taking charge of the struggling Serie A champions. (Times - subscription required)

Crystal Palace have started drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates to replace manager Roy Hodgson, with ex-Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper, former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui, Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna and former Mainz boss Bo Svensson among the candidates. (Mail)

Tottenham have turned down an offer of £20m from Al-Nassr for 25-year-old Brazil defender Emerson Royal, with the Saudi Pro League side weighing up whether to increase their bid. (Talksport)

Juventus are still interested in Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, but Spurs will only consider a permanent sale or a loan with an obligation to buy for the Denmark international. (Sky Sport Germany)

Everton defender Ben Godfrey could be an option for AC Milan, while Sheffield United and Leeds United are also interested in the 26-year-old Englishman. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa have rejected West Ham's offer to sign 20-year-old Colombia striker Jhon Duran on loan with an option to buy. (Guardian)

Aston Villa may allow Jhon Duran to leave if they are able to sign Middlesbrough winger Morgan Rogers, 21, while Unai Emery is also targeting a move for Elfsborg and Iceland keeper Hakon Valdimarsson, 22. (Mail)

Liverpool want £20m for Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 25, who has been linked to Celtic. (Football Insider)

Liverpool face competition from Atletico Madrid for Genk and Morocco's 19-year-old winger Bilal El Khannouss. (Football Transfers)

Greek side PAOK are in talks to sign Wolves defender Jonny Castro Otto, 29. The Spaniard is banned from first-team activities following a training-ground incident in November. (Shropshire Star)

German club Eintracht Frankfurt have reached a verbal agreement with Paris St-Germain's French forward Hugo Ekitike, 21, about a move and are set to step up talks. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

La Liga clubs Cadiz and Getafe have made offers for Sporting Gijon's French midfielder Jonathan Varane, the half-brother of Manchester United defender Raphael Varane. Championship sides Norwich and QPR also have bids in for the 22-year-old. (L'Equipe - in French


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 23 January 2024 07:17, UK


Manchester United target Brian Brobbey has played down reports of a move to Old Trafford by confirming his intention to stay at Ajax in the January transfer window.
Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice is expected to be available for the visit to Nottingham Forest next week following his recent injury scare. There is further positive news with long-term absentee Jurrien Timber making pleasing progress towards his long-awaited return to full training.
West Ham are advancing in their move to land Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips on loan.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson speaks about the Eagles' transfer business during the January window but remained tight-lipped about the rumours surrounding Kalvin Phillips to Selhurst Park
Tottenham may have signed Radu Dragusin but that hasn't prevented them from maintaining a watching brief on Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.
AC Milan want to sign Newcastle striker Callum Wilson on a permanent deal this month.
Curtis Jones is in the running for a place in England's next squad, having received rave reviews from U21 head coach Lee Carsley.
Watford have made a surprise move to try and bring striker Emmanuel Dennis back to the club from Nottingham Forest on loan.
Sheffield United have seen an initial loan offer for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall knocked back.
Burnley have opened talks with French club Montpellier over a deal to sign left-sided defender Maxime Esteve.
Fulham have expressed interest in Krasnodar striker Jhon Cordoba and are in talks with Bobby Decordova-Reid over a new contract.
Liverpool midfielder Mateusz Musalowski could be on his way to Birmingham City on loan.

Manchester United have turned down an attempt from Inter Milan to land Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wayne Rooney's son Kai returned from injury to produce a dominant display for Manchester United's Under-14s. He claimed to have scored twice and assisted a further pair in a 6-0 win over Leeds.
Celtic's hopes of signing Liverpool defender Owen Beck this month appear to have been scuppered after he made his Premier League debut against Bournemouth.
Real Madrid are keen on Manchester City youngster Yan Couto, who has impressed in his two seasons on loan in Spain with City's sister club Girona.
Brighton have completed their deal to sign talented Romania winger Adrian Mazilu and loaned him out to Vitesse Arnhem for the remainder of the season.
Clubs in the Premier League and Saudi Pro League are keeping tabs on Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who could be made available this month.

Former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has claimed he is "done" with partying and gossip.

West Ham have been told it would take an offer of at least £21m to land Genoa striker Albert Gudmundsson.
Liverpool are set to enter competition with Atletico Madrid for the signature of Genk midfielder Bilal El Khannouss.
Wolves defender Jonny Otto is in talks to join Greek side PAOK Salonika.
Aston Villa are pushing ahead with their bid to sign Middlesbrough's Morgan Rogers and have asked their players to try and woo the youngster.
Marseille are interested in signing Arsenal full-back Nuno Tavares on loan, but any deal would require assistance from his current loan club Nottingham Forest.

Reports in Germany have suggested Leon Goretzka is becoming increasingly disgruntled at being left out of Bayern Munich's starting XI, potentially opening the door for an offer from long-time suitors Manchester United.

Newcastle's Miguel Almiron is the subject of interest from Saudi Arabia's Al Shabab. If the Riyadh club comes up with an attractive offer for a player who turns 30 next month it will leave Newcastle's majority Saudi owners with a dilemma.
English football has no plans to upgrade protocols dealing with racist abuse, despite FIFA president Gianni Infantino calling for the forfeit of games by teams whose fans cause an abandonment because of racist behaviour.

All Miguel Almiron's Premier League goals so far this season, as a talk of a move to Saudi Arabia intensifies

Eddie Howe may soon have to face up to the prospect that his Newcastle United team will need a major rebuild in the summer after Miguel Almiron became the latest big-name star to be targeted this month.
Newcastle could try to replace Almiron with Nottingham Forest's Morgan Gibbs-White although that deal would be difficult to force through.
Ben Foakes is set to take over the wicketkeeping gloves from Jonny Bairstow when England open their Test series in India later this week. Bairstow is likely to be deployed as a specialist batsman, potentially coming in at No 5.
Domestic violence charges brought in the United States against Marcus Rashford's brother Dane, who is a registered football agent, have been dropped according to his lawyer.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he has no updates on Armando Broja's potential departure from the club and that incomings and outgoings are both 'quiet' at the moment

Manchester City have been boosted by Erling Haaland's return to training, but he is unlikely to feature in Friday's FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur.
Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell is under investigation by the country's cricket board after an alcohol-related incident on a night out led to him being hospitalised.
Great Britain's track and field stars will be the subject of a behind-the-scenes documentary on Channel 4 before the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

Former Bayern Munich captain Lothar Matthaus has questioned his former club's transfer policy following their pursuit of Kieran Trippier and the arrival of Eric Dier

Buckie Thistle have decided to make their home Highland League game against Banks 'O' Dee on Saturday free entry as a thank you to their supporters and the Moray coast town.

A leading figure behind the European Super League says there are 20 rebel clubs willing to kick the project back into gear.
Storm Isha has delayed Mohamed Diomande's arrival at Rangers as Philippe Clement closes in on his second winter signing.
Adam Rooney reckons Aberdeen face a fight on their hands to keep a hold of Bojan Miovski this month due to their lowly position in the league table.
Bournemouth striker Emiliano Marcondes has sealed a move to Hibs.

Ayr United have made an ambitious move to make Scott Brown their new manager.

West Ham United are close to agreeing a loan deal with Manchester City for Kalvin Phillips, 28, but Juventus could still make a late move for the England midfielder. (Mail)

While the Hammers are confident the move will happen, the deal is dependent on Manchester City dropping their £7m loan fee demand for Phillips. (Guardian)

Manchester United have offered England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and Brazil winger Antony, 23, to clubs in the Saudi Pro League and want about £50m for each player. (Evening Standard)

Ajax and Netherlands forward Brian Brobbey, 21, would jump at the chance to join Manchester United and work with former boss Erik ten Hag. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have turned down Inter Milan's offer to swap English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 26, with 27-year-old Netherlands full-back Denzel Dumfries. (Sun)

Chelsea have no intention of selling England defender Levi Colwill, 20, this month despite interest from Liverpool. (Teamtalk)

The Blues do not have Sporting Lisbon and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25, high on their target list and will not pay his £86m asking price. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United are demanding that Bayern Munich pay a fee of around £12m for their England full-back Kieran Trippier, 33, who is interested in a move to Germany. (Sky Germany via Sky Sports)

Newcastle could be persuaded to part with Miguel Almiron, 29, with Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab interested in the Paraguay playmaker. (Guardian)

The Magpies view Morgan Gibbs-White, 23, as an ideal replacement for Almiron but Nottingham Forest are likely to resist any move for the former England Under-21 playmaker. (Telegraph)

Chelsea and Manchester United have been told that Nice will not entertain offers for their France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, in January. (90 Min)

West Ham's hopes of signing Armando Broja, 22, look remote in January with Chelsea seeking at least £50m for the Albania forward. (Football Insider)

Lyon are attempting to bring Karim Benzema, 36, back to the club from Al-Ittihad, with the former France forward poised to become the latest high-profile player to leave the Saudi Pro League. (Guardian)

Newcastle cannot afford a deal to sign Ederson this month, with Atalanta valuing the Brazilian midfielder at a fee between £30m and 40m. (Football Insider)

Everton and Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 31, is a target for Saudi side Al-Ettifaq. (Guardian)

Manchester United and Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 22, has seen a loan move to Granada stall over a disagreement around the salary contribution the Spanish club will make, so PSV Eindhoven are keeping an eye on the situation. (Mail)

Nottingham Forest have rejected a loan approach from Feyenoord for their 22-year-old Wales full-back Neco Williams. (Sky Sports)

Burnley are trying to strike a deal to sign Montpellier's French defender Maxime Esteve, 21. (Fabrizio Romano)

AC Milan have made contact with former England youth defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, with the Fulham centre-back out of contract at the end of the season. (Sky Sports Italia)

Burnley and Republic of Ireland forward Michael Obafemi, 23, is expected to join Millwall on loan for the rest of the season. (Sky Sports)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 24 January 2024 08:12, UK


UEFA disciplinary chiefs were "right" about Manchester City breaching its Financial Fair Play regulations when they threw the club out of the Champions League, its president has declared.
Pep Lijnders, the Liverpool assistant manager, says Mohamed Salah could not be more committed to the Egypt national team after accusations he 'plotted his departure' from the Africa Cup of Nations. Salah's absence due to injury until at least the AFCON final, should his country make it that far, has led to scathing criticism from Egypt legend Ahmed Hassan.
Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr are prepared to bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in their search for a full-back during the January transfer window.
Centre Ollie Lawrence is set to be ruled out of a significant portion of the Guinness Six Nations Championship, plunging England into a familiar midfield crisis.
Owen Farrell's move from Saracens to Racing 92 is being held up as the Premiership club are yet to receive the £500,000 fee understood to have been agreed.
Luton Town are keen on veteran West Brom defender Kyle Bartley, who has only six months remaining on his contract with the Championship club.

Al Nassr are ready to make a huge offer to Manchester United midfielder Casemiro after being encouraged to do so by his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Crystal Palace have held talks with the Raine Group, who oversaw the sale of Manchester United, amid criticism from supporters over their ownership and tensions in the boardroom.
Newcastle United are closing on a deal to sign Manchester City's teenage midfielder Alfie Harrison.
Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Gio Reyna and Ajax midfielder Carlos Borges with both deals likely to be initial loans.
Rangers are among the clubs showing interest in Leicester City full-back Luke Thomas.
David Lloyd has a great deal of sympathy for England spinner Shoaib Bashir and feels England should seriously consider delaying the start of their Test series in India until he has been granted a visa to enter the country.

FIFA is giving serious consideration to holding the 2026 World Cup final under a roof for the first time.
Kalvin Phillips is set to undertake a medical at West Ham United on Wednesday after they agreed a six-month loan deal with Manchester City for the England midfielder.
Gary Neville feels Kalvin Phillips would boost his chances of playing at Euro 2024 with a loan move to West Ham United for the rest of the season.
Gary O'Neil's Wolves squad were spotted using 'daylight glasses' in an attempt to improve their performance for evening kick-offs.
Ben Stokes has shed up to 10kg in an effort to accelerate his recovery from knee surgery and has declared himself fit and ready to lead England in the Tests against India starting on Thursday.

Erik ten Hag is expected to have Manchester United defenders Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw available for their FA Cup fourth-round clash with Newport County this Sunday.
Mikel Arteta is now willing to let Nuno Tavares leave Arsenal permanently as the full-back struggles for minutes while on loan at Nottingham Forest.
A deal could be in sight between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa for the signing of Morgan Rogers, with Boro ready to accept between £10m and £12m for the striker.
Tottenham remain interested in Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, but will almost certainly face competition from Aston Villa and Arsenal, while Bayern Munich also have a buy-back clause in the deal which sent him to the Serie A club.

West Ham are poised to sign Kalvin Phillips on loan from Manchester City for the rest of the season. The deal has not been finalised but the midfielder has agreed to move to the London Stadium. It remains to be seen whether West Ham will have an option to buy Phillips.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr have cancelled their two-game China tour after the forward sustained an injury, the club said on Tuesday, sparking concern over the Portuguese's participation in their upcoming game against Lionel Messi's Inter Miami.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson reflects on his side's 5-0 loss to Arsenal and discusses the impact it has on his own future at the club.
Roy Hodgson is to remain in charge of Crystal Palace for now after holding talks with the chairman, Steve Parish, in the aftermath of their 5-0 thrashing against Arsenal, but he has been warned he could be sacked if results do not improve.

Sir Dave Brailsford will not give up his involvement with the INEOS Grenadiers - despite joining the board of Manchester United.

Manchester United are keen to try and tie down Scott McTominay to a longer-term contract.
Kalvin Phillips is close to joining West Ham on loan until the end of the season.
Nottingham Forest are plotting a bold move for Chelsea's forgotten defender Trevoh Chalobah.
Victor Osimhen appears increasingly likely to leave Napoli at the end of the season and continues to admit his admiration for the Premier League.
Andy Cole says Karim Benzema is still good enough to be able to boost a Premier League side, even at the age of 36, and says his former club Manchester United would be foolish not to try and sign him.
Portsmouth are in advanced talks to sign Wigan striker Callum Lang.
England Test captain Ben Stokes has admitted pitches in India could see him decide to give Joe Root the new ball while uncapped Tom Hartley is a serious consideration for a debut in the first Test in Hyderabad.

Mansfield Town boss Nigel Clough says it is "very sad" that Premier League clubs do not want to help those further down the pyramid and instead face being forced to do so by football's new independent regulator.
Wolves defender Yerson Mosquera is set to spend the remainder of the season on loan with Spanish club Villarreal.

Sydney van Hooijdonk's dad Pierre reckons that Bologna will hold on to the striker this month amid speculation over a move to Celtic.
Former Rangers winger Ryan Kent is set to snub former Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard - with a loan move to Dinamo Zagreb inching closer.
Luke Jephcott, James Brown and Cammy Ballantyne are among the players who have been told they are free to look for new clubs by St Johnstone boss Craig Levein.

Celtic have rebuffed loan offers from a number of clubs for Israeli star Liel Abada, according to a report in his homeland.
Scottish Cup scorer Rocco Vata will turn his back on Serie A offers to sign a new deal with Celtic - as soon as one is forthcoming.

Al-Nassr are lining up an audacious bid for Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, and ex-England Under-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 26, as Manchester United prepare to offload some of their high-earning stars. (Mail)

Al-Nassr have already had a £20m bid turned down for Tottenham and Brazil right-back Emerson Royal, 25, and view Wan-Bissaka as a viable alternative. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Victor Osimhen has hinted that he is ready to leave Napoli this summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid all linked with the 25-year-old Nigeria forward, who has a release clause of just over £100m in his contract. (90 Min)

Manchester United's on-loan England forward Mason Greenwood, 22, is edging ever closer to a summer switch to Barcelona after starring for Getafe. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a loan deal for the United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna, 21. (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, 76, has been warned that he could be sacked if results do not improve after holding talks with chairman Steve Parish. (Guardian)

Napoli have agreed a loan deal with Aston Villa, which includes a non-mandatory option to buy clause worth £7.7m (9m euros), for 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle are considering hijacking Tottenham's proposed move for Club Bruges' teenage forward Antonio Nusa, 18. The Norway attacker is seen as a direct replacement for Paraguay international Miguel Almiron, 29, who may leave Tyneside for Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have registered their interest in signing 36-year-old French forward Karim Benzema from Saudi side Al-Ittihad. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Chelsea's English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, 24, is a key target for Fulham. (Teamtalk)

The Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, 26, is a target for Lyon with his parent club Villarreal growing frustrated at his lack of game time on loan at Everton. (Mail)

Manchester United are interested in Bayern Munich's Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 34, and Sporting Lisbon's 25-year-old English winger Marcus Edwards. (Football Transfers)

The Old Trafford club are also leading the race to sign Bologna's Dutch forward Joshua Zirkzee, 22, despite interest from Arsenal. (Sun)

Newcastle are set to sign Manchester City's 18-year-old English midfielder Alfie Harrison. (Athletic - subscription required)

Sheffield United may make a move for Nottingham Forest's centre-back Joe Worrall, 27, and have also registered an interest in fellow English defender Mason Holgate, 27, as a possible loan signing from Everton. (Football Insider)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 25 January 2024 07:41, UK


Manchester United have turned down the chance to land Karim Benzema with the club refusing to enter talks due to what they claim are "exorbitant" sums involved in bringing the 36-year-old, who earns £86m a year, to Old Trafford.
Could Roberto Firmino and Karim Benzema follow Jordan Henderson out of the Saudi Pro League?
Nathan Jones is reportedly a contender to take over at Charlton Athletic.
Luke Littler has pocketed £59 per dart in his opening three senior tournaments.
Roy Keane has admitted the dynamics of an international role appeal to him as he continues to be linked with the Republic of Ireland managerial vacancy.
Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo has called for a change in VAR rules following the "foamgate" incident involving Ivan Toney during their game against Brentford.
West Ham have seen a £16m bid for Ghana wonderkid Ibrahim Osman rejected by his club Nordsjaelland.

Chelsea hold a legitimate interest in Aston Villa striker Jhon Duran and are considering making a surprise bid for the Colombia international before the closure of the January transfer window.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos team's powerbase at Manchester United is set to significantly widen with the Glazers agreeing that Ineos should have a broader influence encompassing key decisions across the business.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes his former club have made a shrewd move in appointing Omar Berrada
Maro Itoje has handed a major boost to Steve Borthwick by committing to play for his country until the World Cup in Australia in 2027 "at the bare minimum".
George Skivington, the Gloucester head coach, has turned to mentors Warren Gatland and Stuart Lancaster for advice on how to turn around the club's concerning form in recent months.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted he is baffled by handball rules, confused by criteria used to decide offsides and completely opposed to the introduction of sin bins in football. He would also like to see VARs being used in a much-reduced role.

The influence of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team will stretch beyond football operations, Manchester United staff have been told.
Sky Sports' Melissa Reddy and Dharmesh Sheth discuss Anthony Martial's absence, Manchester United's lack of forward depth and whether that will be addressed in the January transfer window
Miguel Almiron is set to remain at Newcastle this month after telling the club he wished to stay at St James' Park.
Atletico Madrid are prepared to shell out £20m to land Matt O'Riley from Celtic in the summer.
Crystal Palace are in talks with Blackburn Rovers over a move for midfielder Adam Wharton.
Championship clubs are lining up for Liverpool's fringe stars this month, after Reds assistant boss Pep Lijnders said defenders Nat Phillips and Calvin Ramsay are likely to go out on loan in the last week of the transfer window.
Eden Hazard has reunited with the ball boy he kicked over 10 years ago, who has subsequently gone on to become a successful businessman and is worth over £40m thanks to his vodka empire.
Lionel Messi's move to Inter Miami has proved an astronomical success both on and off the field - with the club now worth an incredible $1.02bn following his arrival last summer.
Nottingham Forest face further financial turmoil if they go down this season as many of the squad do not have relegation wage-cutting clauses in their contracts.
Besiktas maintain an interest in signing Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles.
Crystal Palace have made an approach to sign Blackburn's England U20 midfielder Adam Wharton.
Marseille are providing competition for Nottingham Forest as they try to get a deal for Borussia Dortmund forward Gio Reyna over the line.
Leeds United are seeking to sign Everton defender Ben Godfrey, who is also interesting Serie A side Genoa.

Adrian Meronk is expected to join LIV Golf for the start of the breakaway league's season next week in Mexico.
Manchester United's hopes of offloading Anthony Martial in the January transfer window have been dashed by the news that he will be out for 10 weeks due to a groin injury.
Ollie Lawrence could be ruled out until the latter part of the Six Nations with the hip injury that has forced him to withdraw from England's pre-tournament preparations in Spain.
The Premier League is confident it can prove Joe Lewis is no longer involved with Tottenham amid fresh scrutiny after he admitted fraud in New York.
Geraint Thomas will have another go at starting both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year despite the relatively short break between the two gruelling races.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is facing a major goalkeeper dilemma ahead of Sunday's FA Cup tie at Newport County.
Under-fire Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is expected to discover his fate next month once incoming part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is allowed speak publicly about his plans.
Liverpool have placed Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi at the top of their shopping list to replace Joel Matip.
Andre Onana was ready to quit the Africa Cup of Nations and return to Manchester United after a bust-up with Samuel Eto'o but has since put his personal differences aside despite the realisation he might remain on the bench.
Sunderland are looking to push through deals to sign Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore and Barnsley midfielder Callum Styles.

Manchester United could hand a debut to goalkeeper Altay Bayindir in their FA Cup fourth round clash with Newport County after Andre Onana decided not to return early from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tottenham are reportedly not listening to offers from Barcelona for midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, a player once recommended to them by Lionel Messi.
Cardiff Rugby have secured their long-term future after Helford Capital Limited's acquisition of a majority shareholding in the club was ratified.

Celtic are bracing themselves for more bids for Matt O'Riley after Atletico Madrid made the first move.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is not aware of interest in midfielder Matt O'Riley as he outlines his January transfer plans

Celtic are digging their heels in over a sale of Matt O'Riley in the January transfer window with Atletico Madrid the latest club to make a move.
St Mirren are closing in on a deal to land James Scott.
Rangers have been credited with an interest in Ajax left-back Anass Salah-Eddine but they are likely to face competition from Serie A club Torino.

Liverpool have joined Manchester City in the race to sign Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 28, from Bayern Munich. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United are not expecting to sign a replacement for 28-year-old French forward Anthony Martial, who is set to be ruled out for 10 weeks after groin surgery. (Mail)

Martial's injury has scuppered Manchester United's plans to sell him during the January transfer window. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are planning to recoup £100m in the sale of players this summer, starting with 22-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood, who is on loan at Getafe. (i Sport)

Bayern Munich have ended their pursuit of 33-year-old Newcastle United and England right-back Kieran Trippier. (ESPN)

Newcastle midfielder Miguel Almiron is a target for Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab but the 29-year-old Paraguay international has told the Magpies he does not want to leave. (Mail)

Chelsea are considering a move for Aston Villa's 20-year-old Colombia striker Jhon Duran, who has also been linked with West Ham. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have set an asking price of £38m for 30-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, who is on loan at Italian club Roma.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brentford have agreed a £2.6m fee with Swedish club Elfsborg for 22-year-old Iceland goalkeeper Hakon Valdimarsson. (Athletic - subscription required)

Serie A club Genoa are interested in Everton's 26-year-old English defender Ben Godfrey. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are also open to selling £60m-rated midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, this month, with Newcastle interested. (Football Transfers)

Luton Town are interested in Coventry City's 25-year-old English midfielder Ben Sheaf. (Teamtalk)

Fulham have withdrawn from negotiations with Krasnodar for Colombian striker Jhon Cordoba, 30, over concerns about dealing with a Russian club. (Football Transfers)

Newcastle's Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 35, is considering his future at the club this summer. (i Sport)

Arsenal are chasing a deal for 20-year-old Paris-St Germain and Netherlands attacking midfielder Xavi Simons, who is on loan with RB Leipzig, as back-up to a move for Wolves' Portuguese forward Pedro Neto, 23. (Football Transfers)

Coventry City's English attacking midfielder Callum O'Hare, 25, is out of contract in the summer and being monitored by Southampton, Burnley and Leicester City. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Newcastle United
could sell English striker Callum Wilson, 31, for about £18m in the final week of the January transfer window, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all alerted to his availability. (Standard)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, has received an offer to join Real Madrid as a free agent in the summer and another to renew his contract with Paris St-Germain, but he remains undecided on his future. (ESPN)

That move could help Manchester United secure the signing of Real Madrid's 23-year-old Brazil winger Vinicius Junior. (Mirror)

Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid but the Spanish side are offering about half the 70m euros (£59.7m) per year that the forward wants to move to the club. (Sport Bild - in German)

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has asked the club to re-sign French striker Karim Benzema, 35, from Saudi club Al-Ittihad. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich are in talks with Galatasaray about signing 23-year-old French right-back Sacha Boey from the Turkish club after ending their interest in Newcastle defender Kieran Trippier. (Le Parisien - in French)

Chelsea are among the clubs interested in signing Aston Villa's Colombia striker Jhon Duran, 20, before the January transfer deadline. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants Ajax and Netherlands striker Brian Brobbey and Everton's English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, both 21, but the Dutchman is no longer in control of transfers. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are closely monitoring Nottingham Forest's English forward Morgan Gibbs-White, 23, for a January move. (Football Insider)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are stalling on a £30m move for Chelsea's 22-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja as they work to ensure they comply with Premier League spending rules. (Mail)

The Football Association of Ireland is hopeful of hiring England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley to be the Republic of Ireland's senior manager. (Independent)

Morgan Rogers is believed to be keen to join Aston Villa after Middlesbrough rejected two bids from the Premier League side for the 21-year-old English forward. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are closing in on a deal to sign Colombia right-back Daniel Munoz, 27, from Belgian Pro League side Genk. (South London Press)

Blackburn Rovers are plotting a move for Queens Park Rangers' Irish defender Jimmy Dunne, 26, this month. (Football Insider)

Ivory Coast want France women's boss Herve Renard to be their manager for the rest of the Africa Cup of Nations but the French Football Federation have rejected their approach for a short-term loan. (L'Equipe - in French)

Tottenham could recall French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from a loan spell at Galatasaray and send him elsewhere with Rennes and Al Ettifaq interested in the 27-year-old. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Sunderland have reiterated their interest in Manchester United's 21-year-old Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, who scored 14 goals in 40 games on loan for them last season. (Manchester Evening News)

Ipswich Town have made AFC Wimbledon and Iraq striker Ali Al-Hamadi, 21, a major target in the final week of the transfer window. (East Anglian Daily Times)


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Sep 19, 2012
Friday 26 January 2024 08:48, UK


Kylian Mbappe reportedly faces a huge pay cut should he decide to finally leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid.
Wolves have pressed pause for now on a £30m move for Armando Broja as they work to ensure they comply with Premier League spending rules.
Sky Italy's Gianluca Di Marzio provides an update on the future of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid
Barcelona are reportedly 'not considering sacking Xavi' despite their torrid start to the 2023-24 campaign.
Ange Postecoglou has revealed James Maddison is ready to return in a big boost for Tottenham ahead of Friday night's FA Cup showdown with Manchester City - and warned the England international is itching to make up for lost time.
The Football Association is investigating the tragic death of Sheffield United vice-captain Maddy Cusack after her family presented the governing body with new information.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is reportedly being monitored by Newcastle as they look to bolster their midfield before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he has no updates on Armando Broja's potential departure from the club and incomings and outgoings are both 'quiet' at the moment
Liverpool will turn to neuroscientists to help in their quest for four trophies this season, with German firm Neuro11 booked in for sessions with the squad before their Carabao Cup final against Chelsea next month.
The FA has invited Sven-Goran Eriksson to England's friendly international against Brazil in March following his revelation he is suffering from terminal cancer.

Ange Postecoglou is already rated as a dark horse to top Manchester City's list of potential successors to Pep Guardiola should the Spaniard decide to leave his post at the end of his current contract in the summer of 2025.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has only been to Manchester United's training ground a couple of times but there has already been a change in the mood.
Dimitar Berbatov believes Manchester United should think twice before pressing ahead with a summer swoop for Michael Olise.
Pep Guardiola warned Manchester United poaching Omar Berrada from Manchester City will not turn them back into world beaters.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes his former club have made a shrewd move in appointing Omar Berrada
Pep Guardiola admitted he cannot explain Manchester City's woeful record away to Tottenham.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has apologised for his comments on Mohamed Salah's injury, following criticism from the Egyptian national team.
Netherlands striker Brian Brobbey is the latest Ajax old boy Erik ten Hag wants to be reunited with at Manchester United.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has taken a new job, joining Turkish side Umraniyespor as CEO.
The Carabao Cup final could be brought forward amid fears Chelsea and Liverpool fans could clash in the build-up to next month's match at Wembley.

Newcastle are ready to sell Callum Wilson for a cut-price £18m - putting Premier League rivals on red alert.
Forgotten Premier League flop Emerse Fae has been handed the task of reviving the Ivory Coast's AFCON campaign.
Dele Alli has been forced to undergo surgery again, in another injury blow for the midfielder.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Paul Woolston has joined Hartlepool United as a coach following his retirement.
Lionel Messi has christened the world's largest cruise ship as a part of Inter Miami's partnership with Royal Caribbean International.

Question marks have been raised over South Korea's draw with Malaysia as they avoided a showdown with Japan at the Asian Cup.
Preston North End footballer Finlay Cross-Adair has admitted to attacking a woman in a hotel.
Coventry City boss Mark Robins has promised they will simply walk off the pitch if his team faces any kind of racist abuse.
Ronaldinho's late-night bongo drum sessions almost had an influence on Lionel Messi, according to officials at Barcelona.

Erling Haaland will "hopefully" be available to return to action against Burnley at the end of January after six weeks out with a foot injury.
Pep Guardiola feels Kalvin Phillips is an exceptional human and wishes him well for his supposed move to West Ham. The City boss also gave an update on the fitness of Erling Haaland
Mauricio Pochettino believes Armando Broja can still be a top striker for Chelsea but has told him he has to be ready to deal with the intense scrutiny of playing for such a big club.
Wolves boss Gary O'Neil admits Wolves' transfer approach has become even more "careful" over the last week as the club shape their plans around finances.
Mohamed Salah has taken to X (formerly Twitter) to state he will "do everything" to return for Egypt and help them achieve Africa Cup of Nations success despite his injury.
The Football Association has opened a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Maddy Cusack and her family's complaint about Jonathan Morgan, the manager of Sheffield United's women's team.
Chelsea Women are set to sign Colombia international striker Mayra Ramirez from Liga F side Levante.
Anton Toloui gives greater insight into why Chelsea are set to break their transfer record for 24-year-old Mayra Ramirez as they try and win the quadruple this season
Former AC Milan and Croatia midfielder Zvonimir Boban has quit as UEFA's chief of football in protest over a controversial plan to let the governing body's president Aleksander Ceferin extend his reign to 2031.

Sam Kerr is staying at Chelsea, having agreed an extension to her contract, which was set to expire in the summer.

Karim Benzema has been linked with a move to Chelsea, with recent reports suggesting he is ready to call time on his career in Saudi Arabia after just six months at Al Ittihad.
Could Roberto Firmino and Karim Benzema follow Jordan Henderson out of the Saudi Pro League?
Tottenham might have the perfect opportunity to strike a deal for Brighton's Evan Ferguson after the Seagulls reportedly expressed an interest in signing Bryan Gil.
Mauricio Pochettino claims Chelsea are 'ready' for whatever the January transfer window throws their way.
Arsenal transfer target Ivan Toney has been told it appears his head is "all over the place" as speculation over his Brentford future continues to dominate the January transfer window.

Jota's long-running saga over his Saudi Arabia future could be coming to an end, a report says.
Edinburgh City have been hit with a points deduction following an SPFL disciplinary hearing.
Gary Caldwell would not play James Scott at Exeter because of the abuse the player was getting from his own fans.
A judge has struck out cocaine possession and dealing charges against former Republic of Ireland footballer Anthony Stokes due to delays in analysis of a suspected drug seizure worth €4,500 last year.

Brendan Rodgers has hammered home the message Matt O'Riley is not for sale during the January transfer window.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is not aware of interest in midfielder Matt O'Riley as he outlines his January transfer plans
Brendan Rodgers is well aware Celtic fans reckon their club is sitting on a pile of money and are desperate to see some of it spent.
Debut goal hero David Keltjens says St Johnstone was his ticket out of Israel. Now he hopes his move to Perth can help drive him right back to his homeland - and into the national team.
Rangers are showing a serious mark of intent by spending north of £4m on Mohamed Diomande, according to Andy Walker.


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Sep 19, 2012
Saturday 27 January 2024 07:31, UK


Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed star striker Victor Osimhen will leave the club at the end of the season, putting Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal on red alert.
Brentford are scouring the lower leagues for the next Ivan Toney as the Bees prepare for life without their talisman.
World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst was forced off stage with nosebleeds at his Farewell Tour, sparking health fears.

The Carabao Cup final kick-off is set to be brought forward at the request of the police amidst concerns about clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool fans.
Chelsea have reportedly set an asking price of £37m for Romelu Lukaku, as they prepare to permanently offload the striker this summer at a loss of more than £60m.
Mohamed Salah has hit back at the critics who questioned his commitment to Egypt after he returned to England to receive treatment for the hamstring injury he sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations last week.
Chris Sutton believes Altay Bayindir must be handed his Manchester United debut in the absence of Andre Onana against Newport County in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Eddie Howe admits Joelinton may have played his last game for Newcastle amid a contract stand-off.

Jurgen Klopp's next job could see him head into international management or take over a European giant.
Championship duo Southampton and Leeds are keen to secure a loan move for Bournemouth winger David Brooks.

A match featuring a glaring video assistant referee error is to be replayed in full following an appeal by the affected club. A disciplinary body has ruled Genk's 2-1 defeat at Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League last month should not stand after deeming there had been a misapplication of the laws of the game.

Manchester City supporter Liam Gallagher has admitted he is delighted to see the back of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Liverpool part-owner LeBron James has thanked Jurgen Klopp after the German announced his intention to step down as manager.
ESPN's Mark Ogden and The Mirror's Andy Dunn discuss the leading candidates to replace Jurgen Klopp when he leaves Liverpool at the end of the season

West Ham have bolstered their midfield by signing Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips on loan for the rest of the season and they could raise funds for further signings by selling Pablo Fornals to Real Betis.
Mikaela Shiffrin avoided ligament damage after a heavy downhill crash where she needed to be helped off the course.

Sunderland manager Michael Beale has demanded "more respect" from fans after claiming some want him out of the club because of his cockney accent.
Manchester United and Chelsea have both reportedly been offered the chance to sign Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite this month.
Brighton have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Tottenham winger Bryan Gil.

Brendan Rodgers insists Liel Abada is on the list of Celtic players who are not for sale in January.
Hibs are keen on a move for Bournemouth defender Owen Bevan.

The SFA is poised to formally give Bill Foley the green light to purchase a £6m stake in Hibs.
Motherwell have been rocked by a serious injury to full-back Adam Montgomery - just days after he joined on loan from Celtic.
Celtic flop Yuki Kobayashi could be set for a move to the United States.

Brighton are in talks to sign 25-year-old English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester. (Sky Sports)

The Foxes want £30m for Dewsbury-Hall with Brentford, Arsenal and Fulham also interested. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are preparing a late bid worth £80m to sign 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea. (Football Insider)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis' statement that Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, will leave Napoli this summer could pave the way for a move to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has made Osimhen his number one transfer target. (Teamtalk)

Former Roma boss Jose Mourinho will not become the next manager of Napoli despite being linked with the job. (Marca - in Spanish)

Monaco have enquired with Arsenal about a loan deal for 23-year-old Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira. (Football Transfers)

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with Galatasaray to sign 23-year-old French right-back Sacha Boey. (Fabrizio Romano)

Coventry City are set to reject any offers for 25-year-old English attacking midfielder Callum O'Hare, amid interest from Burnley, Southampton and Leicester City. (Football Insider)

England Under-21s manager Lee Carsley has turned down an offer to take charge of the Republic of Ireland, who he won 40 caps for, in the hope of emerging as a candidate to succeed Gareth Southgate as England boss. (Mail)

Former Real Madrid boss and player Zinedine Zidane has turned down the chance to become the Algeria manager. (L'Equipe - in French)

Liverpool have no successor lined up to replace German manager Jurgen Klopp, who will leave Anfield this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayer Leverkusen boss and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, Brighton's Roberto de Zerbi and Tottenham's Ange Postecoglou are among the candidates to step in for Klopp. (Times - subscription required)

Klopp's departure could see Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 32, Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, and 25-year-old England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold also leave Liverpool. (Talksport)

Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in Genk's 19-year-old Morocco attacking midfielder Bilal El Khannouss. (Football Transfers)

Nottingham Forest are set to lose Belgium striker Divock Origi, 28, with AC Milan set to cut short the former Liverpool player's loan spell at the City Ground short in order to sell him to Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC. (Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia)

West Ham are in negotiations with Real Betis over a deal to sell them 27-year-old Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

West Ham have been told they must pay £17m to sign 19-year-old Ghanaian forward Ibrahim Osman from Danish club Nordsjaelland with boss David Moyes keen to offload Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 28, to Marseille or a club in the Saudi Pro League. (Guardian)

Burnley are close to wrapping up a £10.25m deal for French Montpellier defender Maxime Esteve, 21. (L'Equipe - in French)


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Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 28 January 2024 07:50, UK


Crystal Palace star Michael Olise reportedly favours a transfer to Manchester United rather than Chelsea, with both Premier League giants vying for his signature.
Chelsea could ruin the transfer plans of Newcastle and Arsenal by making a move for Everton ace Amadou Onana if they sell Conor Gallagher to Tottenham.

Liverpool face the prospect of stiff competition for their top targets to replace Jurgen Klopp, whose shock announcement that he will step down as manager is expected to precede a huge summer merry-go-round.
Sources in Germany claim Xabi Alonso will feature prominently on Bayern Munich's list of candidates if they decide to replace Thomas Tuchel, who would be among Manchester United's targets, along with Roberto De Zerbi, if Erik ten Hag is sacked.

Erik ten Hag has refused to disclose if he has discussed a new contract with Sir Jim Ratcliffe, though Manchester United's manager accepts being on trial like at any major club.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is in talks to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab.
Bournemouth technical director Richard Hughes is emerging as a candidate for the sporting director role at Liverpool in the summer.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is the early favourite to replace Xavi at Barcelona.
Brighton and Hove Albion have made an approach for Leicester City's midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
Crystal Palace are finalising an £8.5m deal for right-back Daniel Munoz from Genk.
Sevilla have dropped Manchester United loanee Hannibal Mejbri and issued a patronising statement, claiming the 'boy' needs to 'apply himself'.
Burnley have stepped up their bid to sign Montpellier centre-back Maxime Esteve, offering £10.2m with a 15 per cent sell-on clause.
Kasper Schmeichel has emerged as a potential option for Nottingham Forest if they are able to sign a goalkeeper in January.
Burnley defender Connor Roberts is attracting attention from Brentford, Feyenoord and Leeds United in the final week of the transfer window.
Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab are persisting in their chase of Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron.

Liverpool will take a data-driven approach in their hunt for a new manager, as they attempt to replicate the process that led them to appoint Jurgen Klopp.

A fan had to step in from the stands and referee the Bundesliga clash between Wolfsburg and Cologne after a linesman got injured.

Marcus Rashford went out in Belfast the night before reporting himself as too ill to attend Manchester United training on Friday.
Ivan Rakitic has said goodbye to his Sevilla team-mates as he closes in on a transfer to Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab.
Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a hamstring injury that will require surgery.

Former Forest Green Rovers head coach Troy Deeney threatened to punch a match official in the face before calling him a "weasel" during December's League Two loss to Swindon Town.
Xavi has announced he will leave his position as Barcelona head coach at the end of the current campaign.

Casemiro has quashed talk of him heading for the Manchester United exit - insisting he wants to bring more trophies to Old Trafford.

Lazio's former sporting director sensationally claimed Manchester United once bid £85m (€100m) for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Steven Naismith is confident Lawrence Shankland will still be at Hearts when the transfer window closes - as Rangers scouts were at Tynecastle to watch the Jambos' 2-0 win over Aberdeen.
David Martindale has admitted he's ready to admit defeat if Livingston chiefs believe he's done all he can for the club.

Rangers target Jefte's loan club have hinted they expect the deal for the defender to move to Ibrox to go through imminently.
Scotland international defender David Bates looks set to complete a shock move to Turkish side Konyaspor.
Neil Lennon met with a delegation from the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) on Friday with a view to potentially taking over as the manager of the national team.

Chelsea are interested in signing Crystal Palace's Michael Olise this summer, but the 22-year-old French winger prefers a move to Manchester United. (Football.London)

Liverpool will face a fight to land their top managerial targets to succeed Jurgen Klopp this summer, with Xabi Alonso attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Brighton's Roberto de Zerbi on Manchester United's shortlist should they sack Erik ten Hag. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayer Leverkusen are confident Alonso will stay at the club this summer despite interest from his former club Liverpool. (Sky Germany)

Burnley have made a £10.2m bid for Montpellier's 21-year-old France Under-21 centre-back Maxime Esteve. (Mail)

Everton are considering a loan move for West Ham's 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma. (HITC)

Should Benrahma leave this month then West Ham may pursue a deal for Norwich's 20-year-old England Under-21 winger Jonathan Rowe. (Talksport)

Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Fulham are considering a late move for Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah. (Football Insider)

Brentford, Feyenoord and Leeds are interested in Burnley's 28-year-old Wales right-back Conor Roberts. (Mail)

Lyon remain interested in Tottenham's 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Villarreal's 26-year-old Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, who is on loan at Everton. (L'Equipe - in French)

Leicester have made an offer to sign Inter Milan's 28-year-old Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi on loan with the option to make the move permanent if the Foxes are promoted back to the Premier League. (Gianluca di Marzio - in Italian)

Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab remain interested in Newcastle's 29-year-old Paraguay winger Miguel Almiron. (Mail)

Nottingham Forest are working on a deal to sign 33-year-old Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi from RB Leipzig. (Fabrizio Romano)

Hull are close to signing 24-year-old Turkey midfielder Abdulkadir Omur from Trabzonspor for a fee of around £4m. (Hull Daily Mail)

Leeds have made an official approach to Everton to sign 26-year-old England defender Ben Godfrey on loan. (Football Insider)

Swansea are closing in on the signing of 27-year-old Brazilian winger Ronald from Gremio Anapolis. (Wales Online)


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Sep 19, 2012
Monday 29 January 2024 07:10, UK


Paris Saint-Germain are confident of winning the chase for Newcastle United crowd favourite Bruno Guimaraes.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is poised to make his long-awaited comeback to football.
Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to 'release funds' for a big January transfer - as they continue to be linked with signing a new striker.

Kyle Walker has revealed how he almost followed Harry Kane to Bayern Munich to escape the looming baby scandal.
Marcus Rashford is facing a fine of two weeks' wages of £650,000 for partying and missing training.
Thomas Tuchel has dropped a huge hint on where he wants to manage next - and it left Bayern Munich fans fuming.
In-demand winger Michael Olise reportedly favours a move to Old Trafford, according to reports.
Former Tottenham star Pascal Chimbonda has apologised after his side were defeated 10-1 in the Northwest Counties Premier League.
Sheffield United will listen to offers for keeper Wes Foderingham - and cash in if they can before his deal runs out in the summer.
Bayer Leverkusen are making a shock move for Crystal Palace striker Jean Philippe Mateta.
Nottingham Forest are keen on Jose Sa at Wolves.
Brentford are looking into a shock cheap return deal for West Ham attacker Said Benrahma.
Newcastle United have put a 'not for sale' sign on Joe Willock despite rival Premier League interest.
Ipswich Town are offering Sam Gallagher a three-year deal to tempt him to leave Blackburn Rovers.
Barcelona defender Jules Kounde's house was reportedly broken into while he was playing against Villarreal on Saturday night.
Blackburn Rovers are hopeful of signing Liverpool defender Nat Phillips on loan.

Erik ten Hag refused to discuss Marcus Rashford's absence from the Manchester United matchday squad that defeated Newport County in Sunday's FA Cup clash.
Aston Villa have made an improved third bid to sign Middlesbrough forward Morgan Rogers worth in the region of £15m, including add-ons.
Luton Town are closing in on the signing of right-back Daiki Hashioka from Belgian club Sint-Truiden.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta admitted that the club's expectations have not been fulfilled this season after Xavi announced he would step down as the club's head coach in June.
Morocco head coach Walid Regragui's two-match suspension has been overturned after a successful appeal.

Marc Skinner says he wants more investment from Manchester United to add depth to his squad before the end of the transfer window, despite his side getting back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.
Lewis Hamilton's preparations for the new season have been boosted by the return to his inner circle of friend and former right-hand man Marc Hynes.
Man Utd Tuilagi's teenage nephew Posolo Tuilagi has been called up by France ahead of their Six Nations opener against Ireland on Friday.

Richard Masters has been urged to publish the minutes of the board meeting when the Premier League decided to adopt the punishment that led to Everton being given a 10-point penalty and put them at risk of a second points deduction this season.

Arsenal have reportedly sent scouts to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in the hope of getting a closer look at Ousmane Diomande.
Omar Berrada has insisted that Manchester United's commercial performance during his tenure as CEO will be underpinned by their level of success on the pitch.
Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Lille's Jonathan David to bolster Mauricio Pochettino's frontline.

Kieran Trippier has admitted that while he was flattered by Bayern Munich's repeated attempts to sign him he did not "throw his toys out of the pram" over Newcastle United blocking the move.

Lens winger Oscar Cortes is on his way to Rangers as Philippe Clement is on the brink of landing his third January signing, according to a report.
Struggling Sam Lammers has admitted he needs to take more "responsibility" to end his goal drought as the Rangers loanee searches for his first Utrecht goal.
APOEL president Prodromos Petrides revealed the transfer fee to land Rangers target Jefte is "not prohibitive" after being thwarted from signing him themselves because of a FIFA embargo.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is on a three-man shortlist to replace Xavi at Barcelona, along with Liverpool's outgoing boss Jurgen Klopp and Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann. (Gerard Romero via Sun)

Arteta is considering stepping down as Gunners boss at the end of the season despite having 18 months left on his contract, although there has not yet been any approach from Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Germany and Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is also being considered by Barcelona. (Bild)

Paris St-Germain are confident of signing Newcastle United's 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this summer. (Mirror)

PSG and Newcastle are interested in a summer move for 24-year-old AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao. (Telefoot - in French)

Brentford have agreed a £25m deal with Club Brugge for 18-year-old Norway winger Antonio Nusa, who was also attracting interest from Tottenham. (Standard)

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, has rejected a move to French club Lyon but the Denmark international is open to leaving Spurs before the end of the January transfer window. (Sky Sport Germany)

Luton are in talks with Sint-Truiden over a deal to sign 24-year-old Japan full-back Daiki Hashioka. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are considering a move for Bournemouth technical director Richard Hughes to succeed Jorg Schmadtke, who is stepping down as sporting director at the end of the January transfer window. (Mail)

AC Milan have approached Arsenal over a deal for their 23-year-old Poland defender Jakub Kiwior. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Spanish keeper David de Gea is in talks to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab, with the 33-year-old a free agent since leaving Manchester United last summer. (Mail)

Lille's 24-year-old Canada striker Jonathan David has emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea. (Telefoot via CaughtOffside)

Bayer Leverkusen are eyeing a late move for Crystal Palace's 26-year-old French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta, who is valued at £20m. (Sun)

Fulham are expected to make a second bid for Chelsea's 22-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja after an initial loan offer, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season for £25m, was rejected. (Teamtalk)

Aston Villa have made a third bid worth around £15m for Middlesbrough's 21-year-old English winger Morgan Rogers. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton are interested in Lyon's 22-year-old Irish centre-back Jake O'Brien. (Irish Independent)

Cardiff, Blackburn and Leeds are interested in signing Liverpool's 26-year-old English defender Nat Phillips on loan. (Mail)

Greece boss Gus Poyet has emerged as a candidate for the Republic of Ireland job after Lee Carsley indicated he did not want to leave his role as England Under-21 manager. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham still hope to complete a deal for FC Nordsjaelland's 19-year-old Ghanaian winger Ibrahim Osman before the deadline despite having a £15m bid rejected. (Sun)

Sunderland are in talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for 19-year-old English winger Charles Sagoe Jr. (Football Transfers)

Chelsea must sell a player if they want to make any signings before the transfer deadline this month, with England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, continuing to attract interest from Tottenham. (Football Insider)

Sunderland have rejected a 16m euros (£13.6m) offer from an Italian club, reportedly Lazio, for Jack Clarke and do not want to sell the 23-year-old English winger this window. (Fabrizio Romano)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 30 January 2024 00:01, UK


Jurgen Klopp's impending departure has presented an ideal opportunity to tempt the club's former sporting director Michael Edwards back into a new role.
Liverpool are continuing to keep an eye out for potential new centre-backs ahead of the summer and were impressed by the performances of Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo against them in the recent Carabao Cup semi-final.
Conor Gallagher's situation at Chelsea has still to change despite the club's efforts to create a market for the England international.
Leicester City's Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall wants to stay at the club despite an approach from Brighton.
West Ham target Ibrahim Osman remains on the radar of rival Premier League sides as the window draws to a close.
Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk is unwilling to commit his future to the Reds until he has clarity over the club's long-term vision.

Chelsea are willing to sell Conor Gallagher for right price this month, with Spurs keen to offload Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if they sign the 23-year-old.
Speaking on Transfer Talk, David Ornstein claims that Tottenham may be able to get a deal for Conor Gallagher sorted before the end of the transfer window
Six Glazer siblings are to make up to £150m each from Man United sale.
Nick Pope could be as close as six weeks away from a return to Newcastle action.

Marcus Rashford's Old Trafford future is being seriously questioned by fans and critics after he went out clubbing the night before training and rang in sick.

Reading defender Tom McIntyre is on the verge of a bargain £75,000 switch to Portsmouth.
The Carabao Cup final has been brought forward by 90 minutes, from a 4.30pm kick-off to a 3pm kick-off.
Manchester City could potentially be denied a spot in next year's Champions League if Girona can cap their remarkable season by winning La Liga.
Jurgen Klopp has named Lewis Koumas, Jayden Danns and Trey Nyoni as the next three stars of Liverpool's future.

Rashford attended a meeting with his brother and agent Dwaine Maynard, football director John Murtough and manager Erik ten Hag at Carrington on Monday, with United wanting to establish the truth about last week's events in Belfast
As Marcus Rashford's off-field antics put him in the spotlight once again, we look at his contributions on the pitch, totalling just four club goals so far this season.

Virgil van Dijk has raised the possibility he will not be part of the post-Jurgen Klopp era as he awaits clarification about Liverpool's succession plans.
Police officers were injured in the West Brom-Wolves FA Cup violence, detectives have confirmed, as they vow to make further arrests.
When questioned about Marcus Rashford's absence for their FA Cup tie at Newport, Erik ten Hag responded with it being 'an internal matter' that he will deal with.

Manchester United are keen to offload embattled winger Jadon Sancho in a permanent deal this summer.
Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo is expecting a difficult end to the January transfer window as he tries to balance his huge squad.
Erik ten Hag says financial fair play restrictions will prevent Manchester United from acting in the January transfer window.
Newcastle star Kieran Trippier insists he is committed to remaining at St James' Park after Bayern Munich's failed attempt to sign him this month.
Six Glazer siblings are to make up to £150m each from Man United sale.
Nick Pope could be as close as six weeks away from a return to Newcastle action.

Celtic hero Frank McAvennie insists there will be a price to pay if Brendan Rodgers' side don't make quality signings before the window closes on Thursday night.
Rangers are locked in talks with Lens over a loan move for Colombian ace Oscar Cortes.
Aberdeen are keen to bring back Mattie Pollock to solve their mounting defensive issues.

Tottenham are considering making a late bid for Chelsea's 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher. (Times - subscription required)

La Liga president Javier Tebas believes there is a "more than 50%" chance that France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25, will join Real Madrid in the summer after his Paris St-Germain deal comes to an end. (Goal)

Brentford's deal to sign 18-year-old Norway winger Antonio Nusa from Club Bruges is stalling. (Sky Sports)

Miguel Almiron is set to stay at Newcastle United after Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab failed to meet the Magpies' £30m valuation of the 29-year-old Paraguay winger. (Guardian)

Granada have revived their loan move for Manchester United's 22-year-old Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa are considering selling academy graduate Jacob Ramsey to raise funds in order to comply with profit and sustainability regulations, with Newcastle, Tottenham and Bayern Munich interested in the £50m-rated 22-year-old English midfielder. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's lawyer says the 28-year-old Denmark international has no intention of leaving Spurs in January, despite being linked with a move. (Sky Sports Germany, via Standard)

West Ham are in talks with Al-Ittihad over a deal for 24-year-old Portuguese winger Jota after talks with FC Nordsjaelland over a move for 19-year-old Ghanaian forward Ibrahim Osman stalled. (Standard)

Everton and Luton are interested in signing 28-year-old English forward Chuba Akpom on loan from Ajax. (Teamtalk)

The United States forward Timothy Weah, 23, has rejected a loan move from Juventus to Everton. (Guardian)

Everton are under no pressure to sell players before the transfer deadline despite the uncertainty over the club's finances. (The i)

Lyon want to sign Nottingham Forest and Belgium midfielder Orel Mangala, 25. (L'Equipe - in French)

Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen are looking at making a move for Paris St-Germain and Spain attacking midfielder Marco Asensio, 28, before the January transfer window closes on Thursday. (Sky Sports Germany)

Al-Ittihad are in talks with an unnamed Saudi Pro League club based in the capital Riyadh over a deal to sell former France striker Karim Benzema, 36. (L'Equipe)

Southampton are closing in on the signature of Bournemouth and Wales winger David Brooks, 26, on loan. (HITC)

Leeds United have made a loan offer for Everton's 26-year-old England defender Ben Godfrey. (Sun)

Sunderland have agreed a £2m fee with Leeds for 20-year-old Norway Under-21 full-back Leo Fuhr Hjelde. (Fabrizio Romano)

Burnley and Hull City have made official approaches to Millwall for 18-year-old English midfielder Romain Esse. (Football Insider)

Chelsea will listen to offers for 22-year-old Albania striker Armando Broja this month as they prepare to recruit a new big-name striker this summer. (90min)

Brentford's English winger Michael Olakigbe, 19, is in advanced discussions to join Peterborough United on loan before Thursday's transfer deadline. (Teamtalk)


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Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 30 January 2024 23:07, UK


Tottenham are considering a late swoop for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke.
Marcus Rashford faces an uphill battle to win over the Manchester United dressing room as "his team-mates have grown tired of his selfish behaviour."
Tom Lockyer was reduced to tears as he applauded Luton fans on his emotional return to Kenilworth Road.
Following Luton's incredible 4-0 win over Brighton, Rob Edwards praises his side's performance and credited the return of Tom Lockyer to Kenilworth Road.
Robbie Williams is preparing a bid to buy his beloved Port Vale.
Fulham are reportedly hoping to hijack Wolves' move to sign Armando Broja.
Jose Mourinho could make a surprise move to Barcelona as the club's new manager.
Ange Postecoglou gives an update on incomings and outgoings for the remainder of the January transfer window at Tottenham.
Roberto Mancini has been slammed for his behaviour during Saudi Arabia's penalty shootout defeat to South Korea.
Micah Hamilton has reportedly been offered a loan move away from Manchester City.
West Ham are targeting Le Havre ace Etienne Kinkoue ahead of Thursday's January transfer deadline day.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he has no updates on Armando Broja's potential departure from the club and that incomings and outgoings are both 'quiet' at the moment.

Marcus Rashford tried to placate Erik ten Hag by offering to travel from Manchester to Wales on Sunday morning and play against Newport County, but the Dutchman rejected his proposal and told him to train at Carrington instead.
The Mirror's John Cross and The Athletic's David Ornstein debate whether Marcus Rashford's future remains at Manchester United.
David Coote has been appointed as the VAR official for Liverpool's crucial Premier League game away to Arsenal on Sunday despite being criticised by the referees' chief, Howard Webb, for the failure to award a penalty against Martin Odegaard in the reverse fixture.

PSG are reportedly considering making a renewed attempt to snap
Manuel Neuer has backed Jurgen Klopp to become Bayern Munich manager in the future after it was announced he would leave Liverpool at the end of the season.
Andre Onana is considering his future in international football after returning from Cameroon's failed Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
Jacob Ramsey is likely to stay at Aston Villa this month despite the midfielder being linked with a handful of top clubs in this window.
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery has played down any transfer speculation for the club, saying there are few 'good players' who could join the team and improve performance.
Granada will try to sign Facundo Pellistri in a permanent transfer this summer if his loan to the Spanish club finally goes through.
Former Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom, who was sacked just weeks ago, has been banned from driving after going 57mph in a 50mph zone.
Manchester City are set for a busy end to the women's transfer window with the club on the verge of signing three new players.

The Premier League will see further VAR change next season with referees able to explain their decisions during matches after a new law was given the green light.
Manchester United's Amad is keen on a return to Sunderland, where he was a success on loan last term.
Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo could be an option for Liverpool in the summer.
Galatasaray are in talks to sign Arsenal right-back Cedric on a permanent deal.
John Murtough will have less of a say at Manchester United once Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS colleagues complete their internal shake-up at Old Trafford.

West Ham have turned down an enquiry from Crystal Palace about signing Ben Johnson.
Kieran Tierney's thigh injury is not as bad as first feared and the defender could return in time to feature in Real Sociedad's Champions League last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain.
Karim Benzema will be staying at Al Ittihad for the rest of the season.
Liverpool midfielder Thiago has finally returned to team training after nine months out due to a hip injury.
Outgoing Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has called for calm after Virgil van Dijk's recent comments regarding his own future at the club.
Southampton are currently reluctant to allow Sekou Mara to leave on loan, despite interest from a number of clubs.
Nick Pope is aiming to return from his shoulder injury in late March.
Feyenoord are in advanced talks to sign rising talent Luciano Rodriguez from Uruguayan club Liverpool, in a deal worth around £11.9m.
Speaking on Transfer Talk, David Ornstein claims that Tottenham may be able to get a deal for Conor Gallagher sorted before the end of the transfer window.
Ange Postecoglou says it's "unlikely" Tottenham Hotspur will make any more signings before the transfer window closes. He also said he doesn't expect any more outgoings.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Noha Lemina on loan.

Tottenham are considering a move for Conor Gallagher. The Chelsea midfielder is out of contract in 17 months and the west London club are willing to listen to offers.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team hope to appoint a new director of football at Manchester United within the next few weeks ahead of an anticipated purge of the club's existing recruitment operation.
Everton failed to curb spending during "many months" of warnings, the Premier League claims in a letter coinciding with the club's appeal against their 10-point sanction.
Fulham manager Marco Silva is hoping a deal can be struck for Armando Broja after making the Chelsea striker his preferred choice for a late January deal.
The world's first openly transgender referee Lucy Clark has now switched to football management after taking over at women's fifth-tier side Sutton United.

Rangers have reportedly knocked back a bid from Nottingham Forest for goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Hearts will have to wait in their attempt to tie down top scorer Lawrence Shankland on a new contract - despite going back in with a better offer.

1 hour ago

Paris St-Germain could revive their interest in Manchester United's 26-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford. (i)

Tottenham are considering a £50m move for Bournemouth's 26-year-old English striker Dominic Solanke. (Sun)

Tottenham may make a late bid to sign 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher from Chelsea. (Guardian)

Fulham want Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, but are yet to get close to Chelsea's £50m valuation. (Telegraph - subscription)

Wolves are interested in Broja, with Chelsea willing to sell to raise funds for a new striker. (Standard)

West Ham have agreed to sell Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 28, to Lyon for £15m, while Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals, 27, is close to joining Real Betis. (Mail)

Everton can only make a loan move for Benrahma, who has been given permission to leave by West Ham manager David Moyes. (Football Insider)

West Ham are keen to replace Benrahma by signing Portuguese winger Jota, 24, from Al-Ittihad. The Hammers will reject interest from Wolves and Crystal Palace for 31-year-old England forward Danny Ings. (Mirror)

Aston Villa have agreed a £16m deal for Middlesbrough's 21-year-old English winger Morgan Rogers. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool could move for Fulham's English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, this summer. (Mirror)

Juventus and Italy forward Moise Kean, 23, has had a proposed loan move to Atletico Madrid collapse because of fitness issues. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich want Granada's 22-year-old Spain winger Bryan Zaragoza. (Bild - in German)

Granada are close to finalising a loan deal for Manchester United's 22-year-old Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri. (Athletic - subscription)

Lyon are pushing to agree a £30m move for Nottingham Forest's 25-year-old Belgium midfielder Orel Mangala. (Mail)

Manchester United hope to appoint a director of football in the next few days before a summer purge in their recruitment department. (Telegraph - subscription)

Fulham, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest have been put off a move for 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah by Chelsea's £25m price tag. (Teamtalk)

West Ham have turned down an enquiry from Crystal Palace for 24-year-old English defender Ben Johnson, who is out of contract this summer. (Athletic - subscription)

Brighton have opened talks with Tottenham over a loan move for 22-year-old Spain midfielder Bryan Gil. (Mail)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 19, is keen to return to Sunderland on loan until the end of the season and has approached senior figures at Old Trafford to try to push the move through. (Football Insider)

Leicester City will not sell English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 25, despite interest from Brighton, Brentford, Fulham and Arsenal. (Football Insider)

19-year-old English midfielder Bradley Ibrahim is set to join Hertha Berlin. (Fabrizio Romano)

Singer Robbie Williams is preparing a bid to buy League One club Port Vale. (Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 1 February 2024 07:44, UK


Jose Mourinho is keen on making what would be a sensational - if somewhat unlikely - return to Manchester United.
West Ham are braced for an approach from Liverpool to poach highly-rated sporting director Tim Steidten after the January transfer window.

Saudi Arabian investors are in discussions to invest millions into four of England's top-flight rugby clubs.
Evangelos Marinakis, the Nottingham Forest owner, has accused the Premier League's chief executive Richard Masters of being "careless" over his remark that Forest and Everton are "small clubs".
Crystal Palace are weighing up a late move for West Ham winger Maxwel Cornet.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are lining up a late deal for Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto as Gary O'Neil ramps up his search for firepower.

Erik ten Hag has been blasted by Facundo Pellistri's agent.
Arsenal winger Marquinhos is expected to return to Brazil on loan.

Premier League clubs owe a total of £2bn in transfer fees, with football finance experts suggesting that the rise of buy now, pay later deals has contributed to a big downturn in the number of signings in this window.
George Ford looks to have beaten Fin Smith to England's No 10 shirt for their Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome, where the former Maori All Blacks flanker Ethan Roots is set to make his debut.

Pep Guardiola has discussed his long-term future at Manchester City and admitted he will consult with his family before signing a new deal.

Layvin Kurzawa has emerged as a possible Celtic left-back option for Brendan Rodgers on Deadline Day.
Jefte won't be joining Rangers this month - but the Ibrox side have 'reached a pact' to sign him in the summer.

Aberdeen could make a shock move for legendary veteran boss Neil Warnock.
Queen's Park are set to sign former Rangers and Liverpool defender Danny Wilson.
Celtic have been dealt fresh injury concerns after Reo Hatate was forced off injured while playing for Japan.

Fulham are considering a late move for Chelsea and Albania international striker Armando Broja, 22. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea want £50m for Broja - a price the Cottagers are reluctant to meet. (Mail)

Tottenham are unlikely to meet Chelsea's £50m asking price for England midfielder Conor Gallagher and the 23-year-old is set to stay with the Blues for the rest of the season. (Talksport)

Manchester City want to sign Bayern Munich and Canada full-back Alphonso Davies. Real Madrid are the current favourites to land the 23-year-old. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Spurs are interested in 17-year-old Sweden international Lucas Bergvall, who plays for Djurgardens. (Football London)

Jose Mourinho, who was recently sacked as Roma boss, would be keen to return to Manchester United as manager if the opportunity arises. (Mail)

Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola does not expect English striker Dominic Solanke to leave the club before the transfer deadline, despite the 26-year-old being linked with Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

Nottingham Forest have resumed talks with Crystal Palace over a £15m deal for England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 30. (Mail)

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign England Under-19 full-back Lino Sousa, 19, from Arsenal. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves are in talks over a loan move for 22-year-old Corinthians and Brazil forward Yuri Alberto. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Fulham have approached Lyon over a move for French attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki, 20. (Mail)

Brighton are in talks to bring 22-year-old Spanish winger Bryan Gil to the club on loan from Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

Stuttgart are pushing to sign German midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 28, from Brighton. (Sky Germany)

Sheffield United have made contact with Leicester City over a move for their Australian defender Harry Souttar, 25. (Football Insider)

Everton are also looking at Souttar, who is with the Australia squad taking part in the Asian Cup in Qatar. (Football League World)

Crystal Palace are considering a late loan move for 27-year-old Ivory Coast forward Maxwel Cornet, who could be allowed to leave West Ham. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aberdeen could look to appoint 75-year-old Neil Warnock as manager until the end of the season after sacking Barry Robson. (Press and Journal)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Friday 2 February 2024 07:16, UK


Erling Haaland's representatives are reportedly convinced he must join Real Madrid.
Former Everton star Ademola Lookman is being targeted by Atletico Madrid and Juventus.

Liverpool dismissed a bold attempt from Nottingham Forest to sign goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. Forest offered a deal worth £15m for the 25-year-old but Liverpool do not want to sell.
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has explained his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, as he prepares to pursue his aspirations in management.
England are set to play Bosnia in a pre-Euros friendly at St James' Park this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino wanted three players in the January transfer window but failed to bring in any of them.
The EFL's contract with Wembley will be reviewed when the current deal expires in three years due to unhappiness at their treatment by the national stadium.
Rival bidders for Everton are convinced that prospective new owners 777Partners are loading fresh debt onto the club in an attempt to pressure the Premier League into approving their takeover.
Serge Aurier's proposed move to Galatasaray is off, as things stand.

Chelsea believe Liverpool were responsible for the club's young mascot, who was left on his own during Wednesday night's rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone at Anfield, and have invited him to be a mascot for another game.
Lewis Hamilton's switch to Ferrari for 2025 came as a complete shock to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff when the seven-time world champion broke the news at the Austrian's home on Wednesday morning.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes the club's refusal to sell star striker Ivan Toney in the January transfer window is a sign of how far they have come, despite admitting the Bees remain a "selling" club.
Liverpool and Arsenal are battling to sign Eintracht Frankfurt star Hugo Larsson, who has been dubbed the 'next Rodri'.

Premier League clubs are on course to spend one of the lowest amounts in a January transfer window, with owners and financial experts blaming the league's increased scrutiny over its profit and sustainability regulations (PSR) for the significant downturn.
Sheffield United's manager, Chris Wilder, has said it was time to speak out on behalf of the club about a perceived bias against them from matchday officials. Wilder described the referee Tony Harrington's performance after the 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace on Tuesday as "ridiculous" and that he would be speaking with Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL.)

Pep Lijnders believes he's ready to become a manager when he leaves Liverpool at the end of the season.
Connor Roberts admits he is quietly hopeful his transfer to Leeds United could become permanent after signing on loan from Burnley.
Aston Villa and England midfielder Lucy Staniforth has been ruled out "indefinitely" with an ankle injury.

Jordan Spieth has claimed the PGA Tour does not need Saudi Arabia's billions after striking a separate deal with an American consortium.

Ridvan Yilmaz is staying at Ibrox after Rangers chiefs rebuffed Galatasaray's deadline day swoop for the left-back.
Jefte has reportedly been fined and instantly frozen out on his return to APOEL after his move to Rangers collapsed.
Ryan Kent's move to Lazio is off after the former Rangers star dramatically pulled out at the last minute.
Aberdeen turned down a deal that could have hit £500,000 from Swansea City for Connor Barron on deadline night.
Aberdeen booted out a deadline day bid from Spain for attacker Duk, according to reports.

French striker Karim Benzema was linked with a move away from Al-Ittihad in January but will hold clear-the-air talks with the Saudi Pro League club, who want the 36-year-old to stay for another season. (Ben Jacobs)

Aston Villa's English defender Calum Chambers rejected offers from three Championship teams, despite the Midlands club being open to let the 29-year-old leave. (Football Insider)

Championship promotion hopefuls West Brom were among the clubs to enquire about signing former Arsenal defender Chambers. (Mail)

Former Everton winger Ademola Lookman, 26, is being targeted by Atletico Madrid and Juventus, who could make a move for the Nigeria international, who currently plays for Atalanta, in the summer. (Sun)

West Ham rejected a late loan approach from Fulham for Algeria winger Said Benrahma as the Cottagers tried to beat Lyon to the 28-year-old's signature. (Fabrizio Romano)

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton, who is joining Ferrari in 2025, has already hinted he could join forces with minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Manchester United once the curtain closes on their partnership at Mercedes (who are part-owned by Ratcliffe's Ineos) this year. (Express)

Liverpool rejected a £15m bid from fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest for 25-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. (Mail)

Arsenal could give Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga a second chance after the 24-year-old's positive performances on loan at Luton Town. (Football Transfers)

Spain winger Bryan Gil had been linked with a loan move in January but the 22-year-old has decided to stay at Tottenham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi's loan move from Inter Milan to Leicester City fell through despite the 28-year-old passing a medical on Thursday, as the clubs could not agree on the terms of the deal. (Telegraph)


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Sep 19, 2012
Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, will not move to the Premier League next season. He will stay at PSG or join Real Madrid. (Caughtoffisde)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta intends to keep 25-year-old England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for the foreseeable future. (Football Transfers)

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim, who is wanted by Liverpool to replace Jurgen Klopp, will discuss his future in the summer. (Teamtalk)

Former Derby manager Wayne Rooney is interested in following ex-England team-mate Steven Gerrard by managing in Saudi Arabia. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest offered Spanish ex-Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, a route back into football before the transfer deadline ended. (Athletic - subscription)

Manager Gary O'Neil says Wolves faced a possible 10-point deduction next season for breaching spending rules if they had signed Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, on loan from Chelsea. (Mail)

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, 18, is being targeted by the Ghana Football Association, which is interested in him switching nationalities after he played for England's youth teams. (Telegraph - subscription)

Former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 31, has offers from as many as 26 clubs around the world. (Mail)

Tottenham's 22-year-old Spain midfielder Bryan Gil did not accept a loan proposal during the January transfer window despite interest from clubs including Brighton. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Roma manager Jose Mourinho has turned down an offer to manage Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab. (Standard)

Bayern Munich considered a loan move for Chelsea's 23-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk in January following an injury to 27-year-old France winger Kingsley Coman. (Athletic - subscription)

France keeper Mike Maignan, 28, is set to discuss an improved contract at AC Milan.(Gazzetto dello Sport - in Italian)

Tottenham are still keen to sign Bologna's 21-year-old Italian defender Riccardo Calafiori in the summer. (Teamtalk)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 4 February 2024 08:48, UK


Arsenal will consider rivalling Chelsea for the signing of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.
Erik ten Hag's future could hinge on how much money he is given to spend by Manchester United this summer.
Two-time world darts champion Peter Wright hit out at pundit and former pro Chris Mason over suggestions Chris Dobey was worthy of a place in Premier League Darts this year.
Joachim Andersen had a second run-in with Crystal Palace fans in the space of a month, following his team's heavy defeat at the hands of Brighton.
Liverpool's owners have appointed the baseball savant Theo Epstein as a senior advisor, with the mastermind behind World Series wins at two different franchises expected to be a key figure behind finding Jurgen Klopp's successor.

Bayern Munich considered a move for struggling Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk at the tail end of the January transfer window.
Wayne Rooney is reportedly eyeing a return to management in Saudi Arabia after he was sacked by Birmingham City last month.
Manchester City look set to compete with Barcelona to sign Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich.
Borussia Dortmund have admitted it will be 'very, very difficult' to sign Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho permanently after his loan finishes.
Strasbourg fans continued to protest against Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly in their Ligue 1 clash with PSG on Friday.
Yves Bissouma tested positive for malaria during his time at the AFCON tournament, it has been confirmed by Mali's head coach Eric Chelle.
Peter Wright has apologised to Chris Dobey after a war of words which saw 'Snakebite' describe the Masters as a 'Mickey Mouse' event.
Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to Marouane Fellaini, whom he managed while at Manchester United, after the 36-year-old announced his retirement.
Jordan Henderson admitted he had no idea that Gareth Southgate was coming to Amsterdam to watch his Ajax debut against PSV.

Pep Guardiola will fight Erik ten Hag all the way in the chase for Crystal Palace sensation Michael Olise.
Bruno Fernandes turned down an "astronomical" offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakici was the sparring partner who cut Tyson Fury that delayed his undisputed showdown with Oleksandr Usyk.
Tyson Fury goaded Oleksandr Usyk in a message to his fans as he confirmed his undisputed fight with the Ukrainian has been rescheduled for May 18
Chelsea duo Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez have deleted their Twitter accounts after receiving abuse in the wake of their side's defeat to Liverpool.

Gareth Southgate was in the stands to watch Jordan Henderson make his Ajax debut on Saturday night as the 33-year-old midfielder completed his swift return to European football in a feisty 1-1 draw with PSV Eindhoven.
The Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has insisted that he will not resign despite "hurtful" chants by fans during his side's 4-1 defeat by Brighton.

Liverpool star Alexis Mac Allister says he is learning on the job after being tasked with playing in a deeper role than he would like this season.

Duncan McGuire's transfer to Blackburn Rovers from Orlando City is once again on the verge of collapsing due to a Blackburn error in registering the player.
Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon left the stadium on crutches after being forced off against Luton Town in "a lot of pain" with what looked to be an ankle injury.
Sean Dyche will be banned from the touchline for Everton's Premier League trip to Manchester City after picking up a third booking of the season.
Antonio Rudiger will be in the squad for Real Madrid against rivals Atletico Madrid despite fears over a thigh injury.
Arsenal, Liverpool, and Brighton are all set to be boosted by the returns of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Wataru Endo, and Kaoru Mitoma after Japan's exit from the Asian Cup.
Xavi believes Barcelona are "paying the price" of the Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira corruption case after Vitor Roque was sent off during their 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.
Mali players had to be kept away from referee Mohamed Adel following their dramatic 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Aberdeen are set to appoint an interim boss until the summer - with Neil Warnock one of three candidates being discussed.

Neil Warnock is inching closer to a sensational appointment as Aberdeen boss after the club decided to appoint an 'interim' coach until the end of the season.

Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, has decided to join Real Madrid at the end of the season. (Le Parisien - in French)

Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal during the January transfer window. (Record via Manchester Evening News)

Germany winger Leroy Sane, 28, is set to snub interest from Liverpool, Chelsea, and Barcelona in favour of a new deal at Bayern Munich. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's future could hinge on how much money he is given to spend this summer. (Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl thinks it is unlikely they will be able to sign England winger Jadon Sancho permanently after his loan move from Manchester United ends this summer. (Sky Sports Germany via Mail)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has sent scouts to monitor Tottenham's 18-year-old English midfielder Tyrese Hall. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal will sell 24-year-old Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, who is on loan at Luton Town, in the summer. (Football Insider)

English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, is ready to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea.(Caught Offside)

Arsenal are planning a new contract with 25-year-old Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu when he returns from the Asian Cup. (Fabrizio Romano)

Egypt are in talks with Herve Renard, who is currently in charge of the France women's side. (Koura Plus via Goal)

Disney+ is in advanced talks to buy the Liverpool documentary detailing manager Jurgen Klopp's final six months at Anfield in a deal that will earn the club about £10m. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Monday 5 February 2024 08:17, UK


Steve Parish, the Crystal Palace chairman, has strongly contemplated sacking Roy Hodgson after the record defeat against Brighton on Saturday but is struggling to find a replacement who is willing to take over at this stage of the season.
Roy Hodgson says he finds chants from some Crystal Palace fans calling for him to be sacked 'hurtful', but is adamant he is 'not going be cowed'
Mauricio Pochettino apologised to the fans, said his team were not good enough and admitted his job is not safe after Chelsea plunged to an embarrassing 4-2 defeat at home against Wolves.
New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host the final of the 2026 World Cup, which will take place across North America in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Hong Kong's government have spoken of their 'extreme disappointment' after an injured Lionel Messi failed to appear in a sold-out game on Inter Miami's pre-season tour. The MLS side beat a Hong Kong XI 4-1.
The former Barcelona and Brazil footballer Dani Alves will appear in court on Monday charged with the rape of a 23-year-old woman in a Barcelona nightclub.

The owner of AC Milan is said to have considered bringing Novak Djokovic on board as the Serie A club's mental coach. The record-breaking Grand Slam holder is a self-confessed Rossoneri fanatic - but an approach eventually did not transpire.
Red Bull technical advisor Helmut Marko insists Toto Wolff will be unsuccessful if he tries to sign Max Verstappen for Mercedes. Wolff is searching for a replacement for Lewis Hamilton after the seven-time world champion decided to join Ferrari in 2025.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has challenged Real Madrid to make an offer for Erling Haaland if they really want him.
Birmingham's Andre Dozzell has called for stronger penalties for fans who racially abuse players after his team-mate Juninho Bacuna was targeted for the second time this season.
A man has drowned in the lake outside SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the second death to occur in the man-made water feature since the venue opened in 2020.
Agents have been left frustrated by the lack of activity in the January transfer window, with some wondering if a knock-on effect of Premier League profit and sustainability rules will be to reduce the standard of the competition because clubs are unable to invest heavily in their squads.

Donny van de Beek has been left out of Frankfurt's squad for the Europa League knockout stages, to continue his disappointing start to his loan spell from Manchester United.

Roy Keane was scathing in his criticism of Liverpool's defending following their 3-1 loss at Arsenal in the Premier League
Al Hilal are not giving up on signing Bruno Fernandes. The Saudi Pro League side are reportedly desperate to bring the Portugal midfielder to link up with Neymar.
Pep Guardiola will fight Erik ten Hag all the way in the chase for Crystal Palace sensation Michael Olise.
Chris Wilder faces an FA charge over his astonishing Sandwichgate rant at "biased" referees.
PSG have lined up AC Milan's Rafael Leao to replace Kylian Mbappe who has agreed to a deal with Real Madrid.
The wife of Chelsea defender Thiago Silva appears to have called on manager Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked.
Jordon Ibe has made his National League debut four years after playing in the Premier League. The 28-year-old winger came off the bench for Ebbsfleet in their 0-0 draw against Oldham on Saturday.

Manchester City are interested in Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich. Pep Guardiola could also be keen to reunite with Kimmich who he managed during his stint at the German side.
Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall is set to undergo a medical before joining Besiktas on loan.
Despite Arsenal's victory against Liverpool, Gary Neville believes the team lack instinct and determination to score goals

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey is 'expected' to leave the club at the end of term when he will have just one year left on his contract. Partey has made just five appearances this season after suffering from a hamstring issue back in October.


Manchester City are "in love" with Erling Haaland and want him to remain at the club for the next decade, according to manager Pep Guardiola.
England head coach Steve Borthwick has promised to shield Immanuel Feyi-Waboso from the eye of the storm as the winger prepares to face Wales, the country of his birth, at Twickenham on Saturday.
Referee Rebecca Welch was booed off the pitch by fans after sending off Philip Billing in controversial circumstances in just her second Premier League game in charge.
Paris Saint-Germain will turn their attentions to Victor Osimhen if Kylian Mbappe decides to join Real Madrid.
Thiago Silva's wife appeared to call for Mauricio Pochettino's sacking on another day of chaos at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea were beaten 4-2 by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Aberdeen look set to name Neil Warnock as their interim boss in the next 48 hours.
Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland began to get 'sick' of hearing his own name during the transfer window amid reports of a move to Rangers.

Aberdeen will hand Neil Warnock their manager's job - more than two decades after he was snubbed for the Pittodrie post.
Exiled Ryan Kent is reportedly escalating his feud with Fenerbahce with the winger going to FIFA over unpaid wages.

Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal are set to renew their interest in Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, in the summer after failing to sign him in January. (Mail)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is in serious danger of being sacked after the 4-2 defeat by Wolves on Sunday. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United have contacted former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui and ex-Chelsea and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte should they decide to replace Erik ten Hag at the end of the season. (Caught Offside)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish strongly contemplated dismissing Roy Hodgson after Saturday's loss to Brighton but is struggling to find a replacement willing to take over at this stage of the season. (Guardian)

Arsenal will rival Chelsea for the signing of Napoli's 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen at the end of the season. He is reported to have a release clause of £111m. (Soccernet)

Liverpool are interested in Barcelona's Brazil winger Raphinha, 27, and Spain forward Ansu Fati, 21, to replace Egypt forward Mohamed Salah. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool are planning to hold contract talks with 25-year-old England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold. (Football Insider)

Former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 31, is set to have a medical before signing a two-year contract with FC Seoul.(Mail)

Chelsea target and Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 20, could leave RB Leipzig in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Eintracht Frankfurt have not registered 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, who is on loan from Manchester United, for their Europa Conference League squad. (Sky Germany)

Napoli director Mauro Meluso says Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 29, was left out of their Champions League squad for football reasons rather than revenge for his reported move to Inter Milan this summer. (Football Italia)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012

Tuesday 6 February 2024 06:49, UK

Michael Olise is set to miss at least two months after re-injuring his hamstring against Brighton, dealing a massive blow to Crystal Palace's already faltering survival campaign.
Former England star Izzy Christiansen says Chelsea should consider appointing Frank Lampard as their new women's team boss when Emma Hayes leaves for the USA this summer.
Ronaldinho, Mesut Ozil, Thierry Henry and Hernan Crespo are being lined up for a new over-35s tournament to be played in England this summer, with the England side set to be skippered by Steve McManaman.
Should they make the last 16 of the 2026 World Cup, the United States could end up playing in Philadelphia on July 4, a day that will mark the 250th anniversary of the nation declaring its independence from Great Britain in the Pennsylvania city.

DAILY MIRRORManchester City are closing on their first deal for the summer of 2024 with forward Savio set to join the club from fellow City Football Group club Troyes.
The 19-year-old is currently on loan in Spain with another CFG-owned club Girona.
Thomas Partey's days at Arsenal appear to be coming to an end, with the Premier League club likely to sell him this summer because of his checkered injury record.
IFAB is expected to give the go-ahead to a trial of sin-bins for dissent and tactical fouls from next season, with the FA Cup potentially being the biggest competition to use them.

Christian Eriksen's time at Manchester United could come to an end this week, with reports in Turkey claiming he has held "secret talks" about a move to Galatasaray.
Arsenal will face the standard £25,000 fine after having six players booked against Liverpool on Sunday but there will be no "over-celebrating" punishment for boss Mikel Arteta.

Aston Villa are concerned defender Ezri Konsa will miss more than a month with the knee injury he suffered in the 5-0 win over Sheffield United.
Chelsea have moved to poach Todd Kline from London rivals Tottenham after the American resigned from his role as their chief commercial officer.
Nottingham Forest may have to hold on to MLS target Divock Origi for the remainder of the season with fellow striker Chris Wood unlikely to play again before April.
Brentford are prepared to re-address a deal to sign Club Brugge winger Antonio Nusa in the summer but will seek further medical examinations and explanations before pushing ahead.
The RFU is planning to revamp the matchday experience at Twickenham for players and supporters alike to try and repair the fractured relationship between Jamie George's England team and its fanbase.

Fulham are not expecting Raul Jimenez back for at least a month after scans revealed the severity of the hamstring injury he sustained against Everton last week.
Yves Bissouma is expected back at Tottenham later this week for medical checks after Mali's coach revealed he had played while suffering with malaria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Lewis Ludlam is set to become the next England star to join the exodus to France and is expected to leave Northampton in the summer to sign a three-year deal with Toulon.

Dundee United are set to sign Northern Ireland international defender Sam McClelland from St Johnstone on loan for the remainder of the season.

Jack Butland has not given up on adding to his nine England caps, and revealed he spent time with the squad earlier this season when they were in Glasgow ahead of a clash with Scotland.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is not currently at risk of being sacked, despite consecutive de feats. (Telegraph)

The Blues are concerned sacking Pochettino would put them in danger of breaking Premier League spending rules. (Mail)

Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr want to reunite Manchester United's French defender Raphael Varane, 30, with his former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. (Star)

United want a fee of between £40m and £50m for England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, who is currently on loan at former club Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign 19-year-old winger Savio. The Brazilian is currently on loan at Girona from Troyes - both clubs part of the City Football Group. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tottenham are interested in Barcelona and Brazil forward Raphinha, 27. (Paul O'Keefe)

Real Madrid are yet to agree wages with France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25, but he is still expected to join from Paris St-Germain. (Independent)

Arsenal are set to tie down Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, 25, to a new long-term deal. (Athletic - subscription required)

Fulham will make a second attempt to sign Lyon and France Under-21 attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki, 20, in the summer after failing with a £35m bid in January. (Sun)

Aston Villa have reached a verbal agreement with Leon Bailey for the 26-year-old Jamaica winger to sign new long-term contract with the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona's sporting director Deco has said that it is not "the right time" to talk about outgoing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a potential successor to Xavi at the Camp Nou. (La Vanguarda via Metro)

Former Germany and Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick is learning Spanish and would be interested in taking over at Barcelona in the summer. (Bild)

Nottingham Forest's South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo, 31, has agreed terms to spend the rest of the season on loan at Turkish side Alanyaspor. (Sports Digitale - in Turkish)

Newcastle United have compiled a detailed scout report on Everton's French midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, before a planned attempt to sign him in the summer. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have moved to poach Todd Kline from Tottenham after the American resigned from his post as Spurs' chief commercial officer. (Times - subscription required)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Wednesday 7 February 2024 06:41, UK


Mauricio Pochettino has put his head on the block for his struggling Chelsea players after crunch talks on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain will make another attempt to sign Manchester United's Marcus Rashford in the summer if they get an inkling of him being interested in leaving his boyhood club.
Lionel Messi has admitted it was "a shame" he could not play for Inter Miami against Hong Kong over the weekend, a game which saw him booed and supporters make claims for refunds on their £100 tickets.
Manchester United scouted FC Copenhagen starlet Roony Bardghji at a match played in Portugal as they consider their long-term options to replace Jadon Sancho.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to turn Manchester United's home into a 'Wembley of the North' as plans for a new stadium continue to be explored, with the location potentially on land adjacent to the 114-year-old Old Trafford.
Manchester City's potential signing of winger Savio from affiliated club Troyes is expected to be scrutinised for fair market value by the Premier League.
Brendon McCullum has promised England will "go hard" at India in the third Test next week and hopes they will be buoyed by a 10-day rest including some time away in Abu Dhabi with "not a whole lot of training".
Saudi Arabia's latest venture into tennis - the 6 Kings Slam - is set to follow a two day on, one day off pattern to avoid stars facing punishment from the ATP Tour, who have threatened players with losing their "Platinum Status" for playing unofficial events lasting three or more consecutive days.

Former Manchester United chief David Gill has admitted that one of his 'only regrets' from his time at the club was the infamous fallout between Roy Keane and Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos team intend to give data a prominent role in the club's revamped recruitment operation after being impressed in meetings with Manchester United's in-house team of number crunchers.

The Greek court drama that has haunted Harry Maguire is unlikely to end any time soon after the Manchester United defender learned that hopes of clearing his name over his alleged role in a Mykonos assault case will be put on hold - this time because of a lawyers' strike in the country.

Liverpool have reportedly already made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso to sound out his interest in taking over from Jurgen Klopp in the summer.
FC Copenhagen's teenage star Roony Bardghji has admitted it would be "fun" to link up with fellow Scandinavian wonderkid Lucas Bergvall at Tottenham.
Chelsea have been gifted the chance to offload some players in the summer with reports in Italy claiming AC Milan want Benoit Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah and Carney Chukwuemeka.

Some of Chelsea's more recent signings, who agreed to join the club on long-term deals after being sold a project by Todd Boehly's team, are struggling to understand what that project has become.

The Tartan Army face an anxious wait to see if bagpipes will be allowed into Euro 2024 stadiums.

Former Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis has been helping out Manchester United in training when they have needed more shot-stoppers.

Reports in his native Hungary have claimed Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai will miss the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea later this month.

Lewis Ferguson's agent Bill McMurdo has confirmed Bologna would not even entertain offers for his client in January but admitted there was plenty of interest in the 24-year-old which he expects to only increase by the summer.

Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 23, is considering leaving Chelsea just one year after joining the club for 121m euros (£107m) on an eight-and-a-half year contract. (

Chelsea players have complained that coaching by Mauricio Pochettino and his staff on tactical elements is limited, while new arrivals have expressed regret over their long-term contracts. (Athletic - subscription required)

However, Chelsea will wait until the end of the season to assess Pochettino's future as manager. (Football.London)

Liverpool have made contact with Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso following Jurgen Klopp's decision to leave the club at the end of the season. (Footmercato - in French)

Manchester United want to focus on data and youth in their summer recruitment, with Crystal Palace's 22-year-old France Under-21 winger Michael Olise and Everton's 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite targets. (inews)

United manager Erik ten Hag will have reduced influence over the club's transfer strategy from this summer. (Metro)

Manchester City have not yet signed 19-year-old Brazilian winger Savio, who is currently on loan at Spanish club Girona from French side Troyes, but talks have taken place and the Treble winners are hopeful of agreeing a deal. (ESPN)

City will need to provide fair market value evidence to the Premier League before completing a deal for Savio because Troyes are part of the City Football Group. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain will consider a move for Manchester United's England striker Marcus Rashford, 26, if they sell 25-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe this summer. (CaughtOffside)

AC Milan remain interested in Fulham's 26-year-old English defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who is free to open talks with overseas clubs regarding a summer free transfer as he has entered the last six months of his contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Barcelona's 17-year-old Spain Under-17 defender Pau Cubarsi, who has a 10m euros (£8.5m) release clause in his contract. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace are considering the future of Roy Hodgson as manager - but the club are struggling to find a potential replacement. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United's English forward Mason Greenwood, currently on loan at Getafe, is on Atletico Madrid's shortlist of forwards they will consider signing this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

United will target players who are entering the final year of their contracts this summer and could look at players such as Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 28, Lille's Canada forward Jonathan David, 24, and Nice's French midfielder Khephren Thuram, 22. (ESPN)

Liverpool are monitoring Juventus and Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 26. (HITC)

Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, has no plans to leave Manchester City amid speculation he could join Real Madrid. (Football Insider)

Arsenal remain in contract talks with their England Under-19 winger Amario Cozier-Duberry, 18, with Newcastle, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Wolves and Anderlecht all interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are tracking Copenhagen and Sweden Under-21 international winger Roony Bardghji, 18. (Sun)

United are unlikely to offer Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, a significant pay rise despite interest from Saudi Arabia. (Football Insider)


Aug 10, 2010
Inside Fred the Red
Who replaces Rashford on the outside chance that he leaves? I don't see Sir Jim selling our academy poster boy. Marcus would kill it in Ligue. I'm open to the idea of selling him even though I'm a Rashford apologist.


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Thursday 8 February 2024 07:23, UK

Ivan Toney has refused to rule out a January move away from Brentford, admitting that he wants to play for a 'top club'

Harry Maguire's fight to clear his name over a 'brawl' in Mykonos rumbles on after he was denied his day in court for the second time amid a lawyers' strike.
The FA are set to vote against Aleksander Ceferin's controversial reforms that would permit him to stay on as UEFA president for 15 years at Thursday's Congress in Paris.
Karim Benzema stormed out of an Al Ittihad training session on Monday and was subsequently axed from the squad for Wednesday night's Saudi Pro League clash with Al Tai.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has urged his former club Barcelona to move to lure Jurgen Klopp to the Camp Nou after Xavi Hernandez's summer exit.
Hugo Lloris netted up to £2m when he departed Tottenham for the MLS last month.
Blackburn Rovers manager Jon Dahl Tomasson is on the verge of leaving the club.

Manchester United fans could help to raise funding for a new Old Trafford in return for an ownership stake alongside any moves by Sir Jim Ratcliffe to secure public money, according to the club's supporters' trust.
Boyzone band-mates Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy and Westlife's Brian McFadden in talks about becoming 'the face' of Chorley FC.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe may ask the Government for financial assistance to help build 'state-of-the-art' ground for Manchester United.
London City Lionesses have sacked head coach Carolina Morace, when the club should have been playing the first half of their Women's League Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.
West Ham's failure to agree a fee with FC Nordsjaelland for 19-year-old forward Ibrahim Osman has opened the door for Brighton to land the Ghanaian teenager.
Manchester City's signing of winger Savio from an affiliated club is expected to be scrutinised for fair market value by the Premier League.

Arsenal have been invited to bid for Ivan Toney as Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits the striker is 'likely to be sold'.
Inter Miami's pre-season disaster went from bad to worse after midfield star Sergio Busquets was injured in a match against Japanese team Vissel Kobe.

The FA plans to spark dissent and lead a rebel group against UEFA at Paris Congress.

The Premier League has accepted improvements need to be made to VAR, acknowledging there are too many checks, they take too long and supporter experience of the video technology is "nowhere near good enough".
The Football Association will vote against controversial reforms that would allow the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, to run for an unprecedented fourth term.
San Diego Wave forward Alex Morgan has been left out of the USWNT squad for the upcoming 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup.
Huddersfield striker Kian Harratt has been suspended from football for four months after admitting breaking the Football Association's betting rules.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is "unlikely" to get the green light to build a £2bn Government-funded "Wembley of the North" for Manchester United's Old Trafford.
Kylian Mbappe has allegedly handed Real Madrid three transfer demands after being dubbed the "most insufferable player in their history".
Premier League managers have told league chiefs they have "absolutely no idea" what the handball law is supposed to be.

The Premier League have asked supporters for their views on VAR, as they look at the 'two major problems' with the current system in place
Morecambe's assistant manager John McMahon has been charged with 251 alleged violations of FA betting rules over a near four-year period.

Arsenal are seemingly ready to offload Brazilian winger Marquinhos for good in the summer following an underwhelming loan spell at Nantes.
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso has been told that whoever succeeds Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool is effectively setting themselves up to fail.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe's era at Manchester United is on the brink of being official - but he's already laid the groundwork for some seismic changes at Old Trafford.
Jon Dahl Tomasson negotiated his departure from Blackburn on Wednesday night after offering to quit as boss.
Erling Haaland gets annoyed by throw-ins and would change the laws around them if given the chance.

Rangers have launched an appeal against Dujon Sterling's red card against Aberdeen.
Jack Butland has been handed a major England incentive after being told he is in the running for a dream Euros recall.
The Tartan Army were celebrating on Wednesday after UEFA confirmed bagpipes would be allowed at Euro 2024.

Paris St-Germain want to sign England forward Chloe Kelly from Manchester City and make the 26-year-old the highest paid women's player in Europe. (Mail)

Manchester United are better placed than Arsenal to strike a deal for Brentford's 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney, who the Bees value at £80m, while Chelsea are expected to focus on a deal for Napoli's Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 25, instead. (Teamtalk)

The agent of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez says the 23-year-old has no intention of leaving Chelsea after doubts were raised over his future at the Stamford Bridge club. (AS - in Spanish)

Galatasaray will not move for Manchester United's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 31, before the Turkish transfer market closes this week but intend to make an offer in the summer. (ESPN)

Brentford may also be interested in signing Eriksen this summer. (Metro)

Liverpool are monitoring Fulham and the United States left-back Antonee Robinson, 26, before a potential summer move. (Football Insider)

Brighton are close to agreeing a £17m deal to beat West Ham to the signing of Nordsjaelland's 19-year-old Ghanaian winger Ibrahim Osman. (Standard)

Alternatively, the Seagulls have already agreed a deal for Osman to move this summer for £16.6m, with a further £2.5m in add-ons and a 10% sell-on fee. (Mail)

France forward Karim Benzema, 36, walked out of Al-Ittihad training after being ordered to work on his own by manager Marcelo Gallardo. (Marca - in Spanish)

Kylian Mbappe has three financial demands for any clubs hoping to sign him should he decide to leave Paris St-Germain this summer, including an annual salary of 50m euros (£42.6m). (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Blackburn Rovers manager Jon Dahl Tomasson is set to leave the Championship club after eight league games without a win. (Mail)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Friday 9 February 2024 07:29, UK


Manchester United are preparing a new contract for wonderkid Kobbie Mainoo, according to reports.
Graham Potter has reportedly been lined up for a stunning return to management with Italian giants AC Milan.
Mikel Arteta has fast-tracked Amario Cozier-Duberry into the senior squad ahead of Arsenal's game with West Ham.
Gareth Southgate is not surprised to see England U21 boss Lee Carsley being linked with the Republic of Ireland vacancy but hopes he will decide to stay in his current role.
Giovani Lo Celso is expected to stay at Tottenham this month despite continuing links with a move to Turkey.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed there's a "55-60 per cent" chance that Real Madrid will finally sign Kylian Mbappe this summer.
Arsenal scouts have been making checks on Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams.
Uriel Perez, the agent of Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez, has shot down suggestions the World Cup winner is looking to leave Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal cult hero Nicklas Bendtner has opened up on a "legendary" clause in his FC Copenhagen contract which prevented him from drinking alcohol or even from skiing.
Erik ten Hag has backed Sir Jim Ratcliffe's ambitious plans to transform Old Trafford into the 'Wembley of the North'.
Middlesbrough defender Matt Crooks is set to travel to the United States for talks over a move to Major League Soccer.
A brand new 'Wembley of the North' or redeveloping Old Trafford? Everything you should know on Manchester United's potential new stadium plans

Former Premier League star Emmanuel Adebayor has turned down calls to take on the manager role for Togo amid plans for the next chapter of his career.
Unai Emery has overhauled Aston Villa's bonus system to ensure players will have extra rewards only if they qualify for Europe or win a trophy this season.
Paris Saint-Germain will leave the Parc des Princes after the city confirmed the stadium was not for sale, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on Thursday.
A list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in sport across the last year has been revealed - with Cristiano Ronaldo topping the standings.
Barcelona sporting director Deco says the club has no plans to try and tempt Pep Guardiola to leave Manchester City and played down talk of a Nou Camp return for Jose Mourinho.
Fulham's loan signing of Armando Broja could end up costing them only half of the £5m Chelsea had asked for, with the base loan fee if he fails to reach a certain level of appearances only £2.5m

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag insists no decision has been made on the futures of Jonny Evans or Raphael Varane despite reports suggesting the pair will leave come the end of the season.
Manchester United reportedly have plans for players to wear cameras during matches so that fans can watch games from the perspective of their favourite player.
Arsenal scouts have been making checks on Athletic Bilbao's Nico Williams, although the 21-year-old would not come cheap after signing a new deal last year.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag hails his side's fighting mentality and looks ahead to their match against Aston Villa on SundayTHE GUARDIAN
Blackburn are expected to part company with their manager, Jon Dahl Tomasson, before Saturday's game against Stoke, capping a turbulent week for the Championship club.

Patrick Bamford has revealed how Leeds United fans turned up at his home and intimidated him and his family after he missed a penalty against Newcastle United last season.
Gareth Southgate has given the strongest hint yet that he could manage England through the 2026 World Cup and extend his time in the role beyond eight years.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is among the long-retired players who is in line for a share of $75m in equity from the PGA Tour thanks to their cash injection from a deal with Strategic Sports Group.

Chinese state media, Hong Kong politicians and some fans swiftly condemned Lionel Messi's participation in a match in Japan on Wednesday after staying on the bench just days earlier in a highly anticipated game in Hong Kong.
Gareth Southgate says it was "not for me" to interfere in Marcus Rashford's eventual rebuke by Manchester United last week and admitted he was "observing everything on and off the pitch" ahead of his squad decision for the Euros.
UEFA has "no intention" of throwing Israel out of the European Championship over the country's response to Hamas terrorist attacks.
Lionel Messi makes one fan's dreams come true while stuck in traffic! Messi was asked to sign an Argentina shirt in Miami and duly obliged while stopped at traffic lights

Gennaro Gattuso has emerged as a surprise frontrunner for a Serie A manager job - just four months after taking over at Marseille.
Hibernian Supporters Limited chairman Jim Adie has branded Hibs' financial results as "horrendous" and admits he is "appalled" at how ordinary fans are being treated.

First Minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf said he would be "Celtic chairman" if he hadn't gone into politics.

Manchester United are monitoring Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 27, but value him at £70m and will not get drawn into a bidding contest. (Star)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says no decision has been made on the futures of Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 36, or France centre-back Raphael Varane, 30. (Express)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says there is a 55-60% chance Real Madrid will sign France forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, from Paris St-Germain this summer. (Mirror)

Liverpool are ready to challenge Arsenal for the signing of Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 25, from Real Sociedad. (Football Transfers)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad will try again to sign Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, this summer, having failed in a bid last summer. (ESPN)

AC Milan are considering appointing former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter as their manager at the end of the season. (Talksport)

Manchester United have held talks with 18-year-old England Under-19 midfielder Kobbie Mainoo over a new contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal have been monitoring Athletic Bilbao and Spain winger Nico Williams, 21. (Mirror)

The Gunners' Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, is attracting interest from Juventus. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are tracking Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 23, but face competition from Manchester City and Liverpool. (HITC)

Newcastle United are keen on Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22. (Football Insider)

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 35, has a contract at Barcelona which runs until June 2026 and wants to fulfil it. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool are not expecting Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, to stay at the club beyond this summer. (Football Insider)

AC Milan are set to be among a number of Italian teams to show an interest in Arsenal and Poland defender Jakub Kiwior, 23, in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Blackburn Rovers are expected to appoint former Birmingham boss John Eustace to replace Jon Dahl Tomasson as their new manager. (Mail)

Sweden defender Emil Krafth, 29, is to sign a contract extension at Newcastle. (FotbollDirekt - in Swedish)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Saturday's newspapers


The FA want Gareth Southgate to extend his contract until the 2026 World Cup, following Friday's revelation that he could be tempted to stay on beyond this summer's European Championship.

Frenkie De Jong is closer than ever to a Barcelona exit having grown discontent with the current situation at the club, according to reports.

George Ford admits it is 'different' no longer being part of England's eternal double-act with Owen Farrell but the experienced fly-half insists he is relishing his new-found responsibility to run the team.


Newcastle's Saudi owners are targeting an £800m takeover of Roma, according to reports.

Manchester City led a failed rebellion against Premier League financial rule changes that split the 20 clubs even further.


Middlesbrough defender Matt Crooks is set to travel to the United States for talks over a move to Major League Soccer.

Jurgen Klopp believes introducing blue cards and sin bins to football does not "sound like a fantastic idea" - and will merely make referees' lives harder.

Former Chelsea forward Diego Costa has joined Gremio on a free transfer.

Richard Masters has sought to explain himself after angering Everton and Nottingham Forest fans by appearing to refer to them as "small clubs" last month.

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to Kylian Mbappe's club future.


Kalvin Phillips admitted he felt "useless" during his time at Manchester City having played in just four league games this season.


Spurs youngster Dane Scarlett has been compared to Marcus Rashford despite struggling on loan at Ipswich in the first half of the season.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly set to rival Manchester United for the signing of teenage Palmeiras forward Thalys, who has already been dubbed the 'next Endrick'.


Barcelona have lost an appeal against a fine of €23 million (£20 million) from the Spanish tax authorities for historic payments to player agents - with the club, staggering under huge debts, claiming that the courts have treated them differently to rivals Real Madrid.


England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he is considering a sensational recall for Rangers No1 Jack Butland.


Neil Warnock has insisted Aberdeen should have been awarded a penalty at Rangers following Connor Goldson's handball.

Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 23, wants to leave Chelsea and join Barcelona despite his contract at Stamford Bridge running until 2032. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich have included Fulham and Portugal's Joao Palhinha, 28, on their shortlist for a new midfielder this summer. (Bild)

Liverpool are monitoring Fulham's 26-year-old English centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo. (90min)

The Reds are also considering a move for Fulham and United States defender Antonee Robinson, 26, to provide back-up for their Scotland left-back Andy Robertson, 29. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, 25, could be in line for a move to Liverpool or Tottenham, with AC Milan, Juventus and several German clubs also keen on the Englishman who is available on a free transfer this summer. (Football Insider)

Barcelona have made contact with Everton over a potential deal for Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, who is also interesting Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sport - in Spanish)

Everton's hopes of signing English winger Jack Harrison, 27, permanently from Leeds are in doubt amid continued uncertainty over a pending takeover and their Premier League future. (Football Insider)

Tottenham and Republic of Ireland forward Troy Parrott, 22, has attracted attention from Ajax and PSV Eindhoven following an impressive loan spell with Excelsior Rotterdam. (The 42)

Chelsea will look to balance their books when the season ends by selling England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 24, and a host of other stars. (Football Insider)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain are keeping tabs on Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 26, amid uncertainty over his future at Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal have agreed a deal to send 20-year-old Brazilian winger Marquinhos to Fluminense on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)


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Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 11 February 2024 07:42, UK


Jean-Clair Todibo will not rule out a summer switch to the Premier League amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Eintracht Frankfurt boss Dino Toppmoller has issued a grovelling apology to Donny van de Beek after leaving the Manchester United loanee out of his European squad.
England manager Gareth Southgate has parted company with his long-term agent, Terry Byrne.
Arsenal are putting the finishing touches on a deal with Fluminense to send winger Marquinhos back to Brazil on loan - the agreement will also include a permanent transfer clause.
Erik ten Hag says Manchester United will pay a heavy price in the transfer market if they are unable to secure the £100m bounty of a place in next season's Champions League.
Carlisle United are hoping for a summer windfall if Everton decide to cash in on their former youth product Jarrad Branthwaite thanks to what is believed to be a 10 per cent sell-on clause.

Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Tottenham will never win the Premier League.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is facing mounting criticism from a significant group of clubs who have united in opposition to his leadership.
Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Tosin Adarabioyo ahead of a potential move in the summer, with the Fulham defender potentially being available on a free transfer.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has claimed he only received a yellow card during the 3-1 defeat by Liverpool because Jurgen Klopp had already wound up the referee.
Jamie Redknapp believes Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso should replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager at the end of this season

Dele Alli was spotted in the stands for former club Tottenham's clash at home to Brighton.
Michael Duff's hopes of a return to management at Huddersfield will hinge on whether he moves to the area.
Sheffield Wednesday will make a new bid for Duncan McGuire if they stay in the Championship.
Kalvin Phillips says he had no choice but to leave Manchester City on loan last month and admits he feels "alive" again at West Ham as he bids to secure a place in England's Euro 2024 squad.
Gabriel has revealed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had to convince him to stay at the club earlier this season after he was unable to tie down a regular starting place.
Crystal Palace have singled out Marseille and Senegal star Iliman Ndiaye as their top target for next season.
Birmingham and Watford will make offers to sign Manchester United winger Amad Diallo on loan in the summer.
Fraser Clarke hopes his showdown with rival Fabio Wardley will be a boon for amateur boxing and provide a bloody nose for the often unlicensed white-collar fights his opponent took part in.

Real Madrid are sweating over Jude Bellingham's fitness after he limped off against Girona.
Former Manchester City defender Richard Dunne believes Erling Haaland will leave the club in two years.
Jordan Henderson is expected to captain Ajax for the first time on Sunday when they take on Heerenveen on Sunday.
Joe Worrall is set to make his debut for Besiktas on Monday and it has been revealed he spoke to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain about life at the club before agreeing his loan move from Nottingham Forest.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly offered three fringe players - Malang Sarr, Deivid Washington and Andrey Santos - to Besiktas before the closure of the Turkish transfer window but no deal was concluded.

Manchester City boss Gareth Taylor says any past issues with Arsenal counterpart Jonas Eidevall is "water under the bridge" and will shake his hand when the teams meet in the Women's FA Cup later on Sunday.

Paul Hawkins, the creator of Hawk-Eye's ball-tracking technology says claims Zak Crawley's dismissal in the second Test between India and England are wrong because replays which hinted the ball was going down the leg-side were from a camera not centrally located.

Aaron Hickey is sweating on his place in Scotland's squad for Euro 2024 after Brentford revealed the full-back had to undergo surgery to correct a long-standing hamstring problem.

Scott Brown says ref Willie Collum was never going to give Rangers star Fabio Silva a red card in Ayr United's Scottish Cup defeat at Ibrox.
Hearts star Frankie Kent has likened team-mate Lawrence Shankland's impact to the one Ivan Toney had when they played together at Peterborough and says Scotland boss Steve Clarke simply has to make him a member of his Euro 2024 squad.
Cruzeiro boss Nicolas Larcamon is certain Rangers flop Jose Cifuentes will convince the Brazilian side to turn his loan into a permanent deal.
Brondby manager Jesper Sorensen has revealed he blocked Celtic's latest move to sign striker Mathias Kvistgarden because they would have been unable to replace such a key member of their squad.

Paris St-Germain have offered France striker Kylian Mbappe a new two-year contract worth £136m in the hope of persuading the 25-year-old to turn down a move to Real Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal sent scouts to Molineux on Saturday to watch Wolves' 23-year-old Portugal winger Pedro Neto and Brentford's27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney. (HITC)

Crystal Palace have targeted Marseille and Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye, 23, as one of their main signings for next season. (Sun)

Nice's French defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 24, is not ruling out a summer switch to the Premier League amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. (Mirror)

Frenkie de Jong does not want to leave Barcelona this summer despite other reports suggesting the Spanish club are keen to sell the 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder, who continues to be linked with Manchester United. (Football Transfers)

Barcelona'sfinancial restrictions mean they will only enter the race for Everton'sAmadou Onana if the Toffees drop their £51m asking price for the 22-year-old Belgium midfielder, who is also attracting interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sun)

Newcastle and Tottenham are considering a summer move for Genoa's 25-year-old Iceland forward Albert Gudmundsson. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton are willing to sell Kaoru Mitoma this summer following their signing of 19-year-old Ghanaian winger Ibrahim Osman, with Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea linked with the 26-year-old Japan forward. (Football Transfers)

Wolves are unlikely to make any summer signings until after 1 July to ensure they do not breach Premier League profit and sustainability rules. (Football Insider)

Sevilla are keen on signing Arsenal's 23-year-old Poland defender Jakub Kiwior, who is also attracting interest from AC Milan. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is under pressure from a group of clubs unhappy with his leadership over several issues. (Mail)

Brighton are among a number of Premier League clubs monitoring Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old German winger Charles Herrmann. (Florian Plettenberg)

Huddersfield are keen to appoint Michael Duff as their new manager provided the former Swansea boss, who is based in south-west England, is willing to move to the area. Meanwhile, sacked Huddersfield boss Darren Moore is a target for Port Vale.(Sun)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Sunday 11 February 2024 23:52, UK


Matthijs de Ligt's future at Bayern Munich is back in doubt - putting Manchester United back on red alert.
Kieran Trippier says Newcastle haven't given up hope of another top-four finish and a Champions League encore.
Kalvin Phillips has slammed Pep Guardiola's handling of him after the Manchester City boss called him overweight.

Brazilian side Santos are plotting a move to bring Neymar Jr back to the club after he recovers from his knee injury and finishes his 'experience in Saudi Arabia'.

Man City defender John Stones has high hopes for another magical season despite Pep Guardiola's scepticism.
Gary Neville says Arsenal have a really good shot at the title if they can stay composed and controlled following big wins in the Premier League

Martin Odegaard delivered another majestic display as Arsenal trumped West Ham 6-0.
West Ham fans streamed out of the London Stadium in their thousands before half-time after their side was put to the sword by rampant Arsenal.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says it was great to make history as his side recorded their joint-biggest margin of victory in an away Premier League game and their biggest under the Spaniard with a 6-0 victory against West Ham

Declan Rice refused to celebrate after scoring for Arsenal against West Ham.

Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada said Ireland played like the All Blacks in their 36-0 win over his side.

Brendan Rodgers is convinced people are desperate for him and his Celtic players to fail but has told them they won't succeed.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers spoke after his side’s Scottish Cup win vs St Mirren and on ignoring criticism

Sebastien Haller completed a fairytale comeback as the cancer survivor fired the Ivory Coast to African Cup of Nations glory on home soil.

Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs to have scouted Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams on multiple occasions, with the 21-year-old seen as an ideal fit for the Premier League. (Fabrizio Romano, via CaughtOffside)

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in signing Japan international winger Kaoru Mitoma, 26, from Brighton. ( - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 25, has yet to agree terms to join Real Madrid when his contract expires as the La Liga club struggle to negotiate with the France international's mother, and agent, Fayza Lamari. (Marca)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted the team do not need Mbappe as they already have the "best six players in the world". (Goal)

Wolves' Portuguese forward Pedro Neto, 23, is expected to attract bids this summer with Liverpool and Arsenal interested. (Football Insider)

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes believes manager Xabi Alonso will remain at the club next season despite the Spaniard being linked with replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. (Sport1 - in German)

AC Milan wonderkid Francesco Camarda will sign his first professional contract with the Rossoneri when the Italian youngster turns 16 next month despite interest from Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Newcastle are contemplating signing Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, 25, this summer. (Mail)

Barcelona have no intention of letting 23-year-old Spain forward Ferran Torres leave the club in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Jose Mourinho, 61, is ready to take over as Bayern Munich manager if the club decide to sack Thomas Tuchel, 50. (Bild - in German)

Liverpool are set to offer England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, 25, a new long-term deal. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are monitoring Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 26, for a potential move this summer. (Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday will look to make a bid for Orlando City and United States forward Duncan McGuire, 23, if the club are not relegated this season. (Sun)

Turkey and Lille midfielder Yusuf Yazici has interest from several European clubs, with the 27-year-old likely to leave the French club when his contract runs out this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

La Liga president Javier Tebas, 61, says Argentinian and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi, 36, was "close" to returning to boyhood club Barcelona last summer. (Mirror)


Gossip Girl
Sep 19, 2012
Tuesday 13 February 2024 07:37, UK


Xabi Alonso has emerged as a top target for Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp leaves his post as manager at the end of the season, with Kop scouts taking in Bayer Leverkusen's weekend thrashing of Bayern Munich.
Manchester United have identified Bayer Leverkusen duo Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba as summer transfer targets - but their chances of doing a deal could be impacted by Liverpool's interest in Xabi Alonso.
Jamie Carragher analyses Bayer Leverkusen's style of football under Xabi Alonso and predicts how Liverpool would play if he was to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Anfield
Kobbie Mainoo is set to be fast-tracked into the England U21 squad by Gareth Southgate following a string of impressive performances for Manchester United.
Harry Kane would likely welcome the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Bayern Munich, having formed a strong bond with the Portuguese boss during his time at Tottenham.
Barcelona have put former Premier League stars Andreas Christensen and Raphinha up for sale as they desperately look to slash their wage bill.
South Korea boss Jurgen Klinsmann is facing calls to be sacked by politicians after his side suffered a shock defeat to Jordan in the Asia Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists it is up to Marcus Rashford to maximise his potential at Manchester United.

Kylian Mbappe is yet to communicate a decision over whether he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain or join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer.
Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a suspected anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
Torino president Urbano Cairo has accused Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma of wanting a "mini Super League" after the quartet voted to reduce the number of clubs in Serie A from 20 to 18.
Brighton & Hove Albion prospect Jack Hinshelwood has undergone surgery on a stress fracture of the foot.
Toni Kroos says he has not yet decided on his future with Real Madrid and the Germany national team.
Argentina U23 head coach Javier Mascherano was cautious over the chances of Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria being included in the squad for the Paris Olympics given their Copa America commitments but said there was "time to talk about it".

Pep Guardiola has said Erling Haaland's body language in the first half of Manchester City's win over Everton was "not good", with the manager saying that the No 9 should still hold himself positively when not scoring.
Sky Sports' Peter Smith analyses whether Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland are the Premier League's 'deadliest double-act'
Fernando Alonso has suggested he could be targeted as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes when the British driver leaves the team for Ferrari in 2025.
San Francisco's decision to take the ball first in overtime during their Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs will be debated all offseason - and that scrutiny will be even stronger after some 49ers players admitted they weren't aware of the new rules.
Rehan Ahmed's availability for the third Test in Rajkot is not yet guaranteed following the latest visa problem to beset England's tour of India.

West Ham's worrying dip is delaying David Moyes' new contract as the club want to see a response to their current mess, which culminated in Sunday's 6-0 capitulation to Arsenal.
Manchester United's Anthony Martial is reportedly set to be offered a chance to return to France as a number of Ligue 1 clubs eye a move for the forward.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly learning German ahead of potentially taking the Bayern Munich job.
Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly fallen out with Matthijs de Ligt after dropping him for their dismal 3-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Manchester United midfield player Kobbie Mainoo is planning to keep his international options open until later this year despite growing interest from Gareth Southgate.
The father of the late marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum has called for an investigation into his son's death, after claiming four unidentified people came looking for him days before his fatal car crash.

Liverpool will reportedly face fierce competition from Barcelona for Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso in the summer.
Todd Boehly's Chelsea reportedly have no plans to extend Thiago Silva's stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer, putting Mauricio Pochettino in a tricky situation.
Bournemouth star Lloyd Kelly is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

Police will beef up security ahead of England's showdown with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Tottenham hold no fears over the future of head coach Ange Postecoglou, despite the Australian being touted among the potential successors to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
A blue card for a goalkeeper will force teams to choose between putting an outfield player in goal or making a permanent substitution under planned new sin-bin trials.
Manchester City's owners have asked the High Court to dismiss a trademark infringement claim against them from Superdry and to order the fashion label to pay their legal costs.
Luis Rubiales has been heavily criticised by FIFA, who said his "victim-blaming tactics" over Jenni Hermoso were "in line with that of perpetrators of sexual abuse".
Tom Curry has revealed details of the "major" hip injury that required the Sale and England flanker to undergo lengthy surgery to save his career, after rejecting the option of having a metal hip inserted similar to tennis great Andy Murray.
Frustrated spectators are demanding ticket refunds from England's win over Wales after arriving at their seats to discover they would be part of an alcohol-free trial at Twickenham.

Neal Maupay wants to call it quits with Everton and return to Brentford next season.

Hibernian captain Paul Hanlon looks set to leave Easter Road in the summer.

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 25, and his camp are unconvinced by Real Madrid's latest offer to the France international, who can move on a free transfer this summer, as it is lower than a previous proposal from May 2022. (Athletic - subscription required)

Tottenham are confident manager Ange Postecoglou, 58, will stay at the club despite potential interest from Liverpool as the Reds look to replace Jurgen Klopp this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

West Ham have delayed contract talks with manager David Moyes, 60, as the club focuses on ending a seven-game winless streak in all competitions. (Mail)

Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 29, is a target for Paris St-Germain, with the French champions willing to pay his £51m release clause. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United are interested in Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, with the Netherlands international unhappy with his role at the German champions. (Sun)

Arsenal also hold an interest in De Ligt but Manchester United are currently in pole position. (Football Transfers)

Two Bayer Leverkusen defenders are also being watched by Manchester United, with Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag keen on Netherlands right-back Jeremie Frimpong, 23, and Burkino Faso centre-back Edmond Tapsoba, 25. (Manchester Evening News)

Ten Hag has also personally requested the signing of Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Liverpool are both interested in signing Portugal winger Pedro Neto from Wolves, who are willing to sell the 23-year-old if their valuation is met because of ongoing financial pressures. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Wolves will want about £50-60m for Neto, who has a contract until 2027 with the Molineux club. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are tracking Bournemouth and Hungary left-back Milos Kerkez, 20, alongside Bayern Munich and Canada full-back Alphonso Davies, 23. (Football Transfers)

Fulham failed in an attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller in January with the 29-year-old wanting to concentrate on the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast and unwilling to move mid-season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona have put Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 27, and Brazil winger Raphinha, 27, up for sale in an attempt to reduce their wage bill. (Mirror)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 26, could be willing to listen to offers from other clubs after Barcelona offered him a contract extension worth less than his current deal. (Sport - in Spanish)

Bayern Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso is now wanted by Barcelona as well as Real Madrid and Liverpool. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain have included AC Milan and Portugal winger Rafael Leao, 24, and Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 25, on their potential target list should Mbappe leave the club this summer. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Porto and Iran striker Mehdi Taremi, 31, is set to have a medical at Inter Milan and join on a free transfer this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo will accept any call-up by England but is planning to keep his international future open with the 18-year-old also able to represent Ghana. (Mail)

A blue card for a goalkeeper will force teams to choose between putting an outfield player in goal or making a permanent substitution under planned new sin-bin trials. (Telegraph - subscription required)