Press Gossip - 2024

Sunday's newspapers


Everton could be forced to sell one of their big name players like Jordan Pickford or Amadou Onana in January if the 777 Partners takeover is blocked.

Aaron Ramsdale is in no rush to make a decision over his long-term future after falling behind David Raya in the Arsenal pecking order.

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are keeping a close eye on Paris Saint-Germain star Ousmane Dembele ahead of the January transfer window.


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly rejected an approach to succeed Hansi Flick as Germany manager, before Julian Nagelsmann was appointed this week.


Brentford struck a secret deal with the FA to allow Ivan Toney to train at his club - while he was still banned from all football for betting offences

Newcastle are reportedly eyeing a January transfer swoop for Southampton star Carlos Alcaraz.


Ivan Toney is pursuing a January transfer as Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs target the Brentford star.

Sporting CP have reportedly rejected Arsenal's first bid worth €35m (£30.5m) for their defender Ousmane Diomande, according to reports.


Chelsea have set their sights on £60m Ivan Toney ahead of the January transfer window, with the Blues confident of securing a deal.

Premier League giants Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United are vying for Brentford's Aaron Hickey, along with interest from Bayern Munich.

Newcastle United and Manchester United are vying for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window.

England forward Ivan Toney is ready to leave Brentford in January. The club are willing to let the 27-year-old, who is serving an eight-month ban for breaching Football Association betting rules, leave if their £60m valuation is met. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are all monitoring the possibility of a loan move for Paris St-Germain and France winger Ousmane Dembele. The 26-year-old only joined the French champions in the summer from Barcelona. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has verbally agreed a new contract extension with the 25-year-old set to extend his current deal to 2028. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United tried to part-exchange several players, including 26-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek and 30-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred, as a way of offsetting the cost of signing Rasmus Hojlund. But Atalanta were only interested in cash for the 20-year-old Dane. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Van de Beek has attracted interest from Villarreal after falling out of favour at Manchester United. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

United have also started talks with Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 20, over a new contract. (Sunday Express)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is open to selling a stake of up to 25% in the club. (Sunday Times)

Everton will try to renegotiate the terms of 27-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli's transfer from Tottenham with Spurs set to receive £10m when he surpasses 20 appearances for Everton. But the Toffees' financial situation could force them to open talks. (Sunday Express)

West Brom are reportedly stepping up their search for a new owner, with Chinese businessman Guochuan Lai looking to sell before the end of the year. (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea and Bayern Munich remain interested in signing England and Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, who has lost his place as the Gunners' number one. (Mail on Sunday)

However, Ramsdale is not in a rush to make any decisions over his future. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all ready to make bids for Brentford and Scotland full-back Aaron Hickey, 21. (Sunday Mirror)

Brighton and Republic of Ireland forward Evan Ferguson decided that staying with the Seagulls was better for his development than moving to Manchester United after the club showed interest for the 18-year-old in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Real Madrid and Brazil winger Rodrygo, 22, to counter the Spanish giants' pursuit of their France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24. (Football Transfers)

Real are also interested in signing Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies, 22, from Bayern Munich. (Football Transfers
Monday's newspapers


Manchester United and Newcastle are both battling it out to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.

Marcus Rashford rushed to help a woman driver after a horror crash in his £700,000 Rolls-Royce.

Paul Pogba and Rashford turned down the Manchester United captaincy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sources say.


Erik ten Hag admitted he was forced to leave defender Lisandro Martinez out of his squad for the 1-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.

Tottenham's James Maddison reacted to Bukayo Saka stealing his celebration after scoring in the North London derby.
The brother of a man executed in Saudi Arabia has issued an open letter to Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson pleading with them to speak out about the nation's human rights abuses.


Eyebrows were raised by some at Old Trafford when Erik ten Hag took four goalkeepers to Munich for last week's Champions League clash with Bayern.

Harry Kane toasted his first Bundesliga hat-trick by taking part in Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest celebrations at the weekend.

Mikel Arteta explained his decision to drop Aaron Ramsdale to the bench for Arsenal's north London derby clash against Tottenham is due to how the Gunners 'want to play on the day'.


Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali reportedly entered the dressing room after the Blues suffered yet another Premier League defeat.

Elena Rybakina has criticised the WTA following a last-minute rule change.

Las Vegas is expected to be F1's biggest race of 2023 but drivers won't be able to enjoy it to the fullest due to the packed calendar, says Williams' Alex Albon.

Novak Djokovic's career was at a crossroads in 2018 following three consecutive losses, with the Serbian mulling over retirement.


Eddie Jones held a secret meeting at the end of last month with the Japanese Rugby Football Union about becoming the national side's next head coach, despite having four years left on his contract with the Wallabies.

Five-try winger Henry Arundell is expected to be allowed to represent England during the Six Nations despite having signed for French club Racing 92.

Sam Hain admitted that he struggled to sleep before hitting 89 on his England debut against Ireland on Saturday.


Eddie Jones told Rugby Australia he did not speak to Japan about a return to the role he filled from 2012 to 2015.


The Football Association is facing claims of double standards after a Guardian investigation revealed that the owner of a Premier League club may have benefited from bets on the game placed in his own name.


Wigan striker Josh Stones is in a tug-of-war between England and Scotland.

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid's Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 30, if they decide to show Cameroonian Andre Onana, 27, the exit door after his poor start to life at Old Trafford. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Everton and Manchester United are among the clubs monitoring the progress of 19-year-old Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton. (Alan Nixon via Teamtalk)

Liverpool would be willing to accept a big offer for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, in January. (Football Insider)

Some Arsenal players' positions could be under threat with 16-year-old English midfielders Ethan Nwaneri and Myles Lewis-Skelly set to break into the first team in the next two years. (Express)

Liverpool are still keen on Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes even though the 25-year-old Brazilian has verbally agreed a new contract at St James' Park. (Fabrizio Romano via Caughtoffside)

Manchester United cannot rule out Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani making a sixth offer to buy the club from the Glazer family. (Express)

Paul Heckingbottom's job as Sheffield United manager is safe despite the 46-year-old having seen his side thrashed 8-0 by Newcastle (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain have not held any secret negotiations with Kylian Mbappe, 24, over his future and no meetings are currently planned despite the France striker's contract expiring next year and Real Madrid's longstanding interest. (Le Parisien - in French and subscription required)

Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande is happy at Sporting Lisbon despite interest in the 19-year-old from Arsenal and Manchester City. (O Bola - in Portuguese)

But Arsenal say they will continue their pursuit of Diomande, who is tied to a £70m release clause. (Express)

Everton are set to revive their interest in Belgium midfielder Adnan Januzaj, with Sevilla willing to sell the 27-year-old to the Blues in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

AC Milan's English defender Fikayo Tomori, 25, turned down a move to Paris St-Germain during the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa remain in talks with striker Ollie Watkins, 27, over a new contract. (Express & Star)
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Tuesday 26 September 2023 07:49, UK


Jadon Sancho has been exiled from all first-team facilities at Manchester United - including the team dining room - but Sancho's Manchester United team-mates have urged him to say sorry and end his feud with boss Erik ten Hag.
Arsenal are stepping up their interest in Ivan Toney ahead of the January transfer window.‌
Arsenal hero Jack Wilshere was full of praise for young prospect Max Dowman after handing him a debut for the club's U18s at the age of just 13.
Jonny Evans believes Ten Hag is doing a fine job at Manchester United, despite the club's poor start to the season.
Former Barcelona and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has attacked Ten Hag over his handling of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United are heavily scouting Valencia midfielder Javi Guerra - who has also emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle.
David Moyes has insisted West Ham are not disappointed that Jesse Lingard ended his one-month training stint at the club and then moved to Saudi Arabia.
Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery and proposed signing the teenager as part of a deal that would have seen Bernardo Silva leave Manchester City.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has issued an apology after hitting out at referee Robert Jones as Spurs drew 2-2 with Arsenal in the north London Derby.

The PFA has offered its help in a bid to resolve the dispute between Ten Hag and Sancho.
The FA is investigating whether a powerful football agent allegedly submitted false evidence to an arbitration hearing involving a Premier League footballer.
Danny Macklin, who was managing director of AFC Wimbledon, resigned after a bug hidden in his office reportedly recorded him making sexist and abusive comments about a female executive.
Chelsea will consider signing a striker in January to address the team's goalscoring problems but already face significant competition from Premier League rivals.
Ivan Toney, the Brentford and England striker, is among the list of players Chelsea have been monitoring - an interest that predates the 27-year-old's ban for breaching betting rules.
Manchester City have decided not to appeal against the red card that Rodri received during their 2-0 Premier League win over Nottingham Forest.

UEFA has been accused of presenting "completely untrue" evidence to its own independent inquiry into the chaos at the 2022 Champions League final.

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the governor of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund and chairman of LIV Golf, has opted to stay away from the Ryder Cup, with merger negotiations with the PGA Tour to be started in earnest as soon as the biennial dust-up is over.
Luke Donald says his Ryder Cup team can take inspiration from the European team's success in the Solheim Cup
Marylebone Cricket Club has resisted pressure to move historic fixtures between Eton and Harrow and Oxford and Cambridge from Lord's next season, but acknowledged the matter will be "kept under regular consideration".
Southend United, the most financially stricken club in English football, could be rescued from collapse by the Government's Levelling Up fund.

Chelsea co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali has reportedly gone into the team's dressing room after every game he's been to this season, including the 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Europe have seemingly deployed slower greens at the Ryder Cup in Rome in a bid to utilise home advantage and throw the Americans off their game.
Andrew Flintoff's return to English cricket comes to an end on Tuesday, at least for now, with an old team-mate leading the calls for his comeback to be made permanent.
A group of Manchester United fans based in the United States of America have flown a banner reading 'Glazers Out' over the Raymond James Stadium in Florida before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - who are owned by the Glazers - played the Philadelphia Eagles.
Neymar has hit out at a report that claimed he had demanded Al-Hilal head coach Jorge Jesus resign, insisting on social media that the claims were 'lies'.
John Terry is set to become the latest Englishman to seek out footballing opportunities in Saudi Arabia as he prepares to become a sporting director in the nation, according to reports.
England are waiting on a firm decision from Elliot Anderson over his international loyalties.

Chelsea's £62m outcast Marc Cucurella is eyeing a January exit to end his Stamford Bridge woes.
Aaron Ramsdale's father has hit out at Jamie Carragher following his comments about the goalkeeper's antics during the north London derby.
Jamie Carragher feels David Raya is now the No 1 for Arsenal and that Aaron Ramsdale will have to find another club
Manchester United stars have been blasted for driving recklessly near their training base.
Chelsea's £2bn stadium revamp has been put on hold after military veterans and war widows declared war on the plan.
Xabi Alonso is expected to take over Real Madrid next season, despite the Liverpool legend only becoming a first-team manager last October.

England rugby fans were reportedly caught up in a "dangerous" crush after the Rugby World Cup win over Chile on Saturday.
Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder has been given a lifeline after seemingly being on the brink of collapse.

Rangers are well under way with plans to increase the capacity of Ibrox and upgrade their training ground, with chief executive James Bisgrove revealing the works are a priority.
Cyriel Dessers has told fed-up Rangers fans: We'll get it right.
Rangers have lined up Ligue 1 side Monaco for a B-team friendly at Ibrox.

Michael Beale has been told the boo brigade at Ibrox will continue due to the "disconnect" between himself and Rangers fans.
Cammy Devlin accepts Hearts fans probably do not want to hear it just now but he insists the players believe in under-fire boss Steven Naismith, asking them to "stick with us".
Rory Whittaker has had his record-breaking Hibs debut rewarded with a new contract after the 16-year-old right-back became the youngest-ever player to make their first-team debut for the Hibees in Saturday's 2-0 Premiership win over St Johnstone.
Al-Ettifaq boss Steven Gerrard is preparing another raid to boost his Scottish ranks by looking to add ex-Rangers kit chief Jim McAlister to his backroom team.

Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in England striker Ivan Toney in January. Brentford value the 27-year-old at £60m. (Mirror)

Brentford are considering signing a striker even if they do not sell Toney. Wolfsburg's 24-year-old Denmark striker Jonas Wind, AZ Alkmaar's 24-year-old Greece forward Vangelis Pavlidis and Santos' 20-year-old Brazilian striker Marcos Leonardo are on their shortlist. (90 Min)

Spain defender Marc Cucurella, 25, is hoping to leave Chelsea in January and has held talks with manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Sun)

Roma are keen to turn 30-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku's loan from Chelsea into a permanent deal and may offer England striker Tammy Abraham, 25, in part-exchange. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Real Madrid want Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who is set to leave at the end of the season to coach Brazil. (Radio Marca via Mirror)

Chelsea have secretly parted company with Bruno Saltor, who joined as part of former manager Graham Potter's backroom staff and was a first-team coach under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Telegraph - subscription)

Chief executive Beppe Marotta says Inter Milan will soon meet with Italian defender Federico Dimarco, 25, to discuss a new contract. (Radio Anch'Io Sport via Gazzetta dello Sport)

England defender Fikayo Tomori, 25, rejected the advances of Paris St-Germain this summer in order to remain at AC Milan. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Jadon Sancho's Manchester United team-mates have urged the England winger, 23, to apologise and end his dispute with manager Erik ten Hag. (Mirror)

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has offered to help Sancho and Ten Hag settle their differences. (Times - subscription)

West Ham have ended their interest in 30-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is training with Saudi Pro League club Al Ettifaq.(Athletic - subscription)

Tottenham will want 15m euros (£13m) to let 27-year-old Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso leave in January, with Barcelona and Real Betis interested. (Sport - in Spanish)
Wednesday 27 September 2023 07:54, UK


Manchester United are said to be preparing a shock January transfer swoop for former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry.
Arsenal legend David Seaman has admitted he is "puzzled" by Mikel Arteta's decision to drop Aaron Ramsdale and install David Raya as his new No 1.
Borussia Dortmund are stalling over making a move to re-sign Jadon Sancho from Manchester United due to concerns about his discipline, according to reports.
Sofyan Amrabat was just hours away from becoming a Liverpool player this summer.
Arsenal will closely monitor Declan Rice's back injury as medics look to establish whether the problem is connected to other areas of his body.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas is confident that Kylian Mbappe will be a Real Madrid player next season.
Tammy Abraham could make a sensational return to Chelsea after three years at Roma as part of a swap deal for loanee Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.
Football agents who have twice failed their FIFA football exams are going to be given a third chance - by being allowed to take the test again at home.
Team Europe players have been told not to repeat Jonny Bairstow's actions and leave Just Stop Oil protestors to security if they target the Ryder Cup.
Middlesex are facing further allegations of financial mismanagement with chief executive Andrew Cornish accused of allegedly giving himself a 50 per cent pay rise.
France has banned its athletes from wearing hijabs at next year's Olympic Games, with the nation sticking to a 'regime of strict secularism' in Paris.

Arsenal are set to offer a deal to swap Eddie Nketiah for Brentford's Ivan Toney in the January transfer window, a report claims.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank question why he would sell striker Ivan Toney in the January transfer window amid reports of interest from Arsenal
Moses Itauma worries he may never get a Tyson Fury spar after he accidentally cursed some of Britain's top heavyweight crop.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to reconstruct his offer to buy Manchester United.
Manchester United's Antony was pictured at Sao Paulo airport as he prepared to return to England to face police over allegations that he attacked a lover.
Tottenham star Ivan Perisic, who has been sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, is set to return to boyhood club Hajduk Split in January.

Chelsea have been handed Premier League approval for Infinite Athlete to become the club's new front of shirt sponsor.
Reading's cash crisis is under further scrutiny after the League One club were placed under a transfer embargo for failing to pay HMRC on time.
Aston Villa players have told club chiefs they are unhappy with this season's wet-look shirts, which they claim are weighing them down.
Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he has no issues with co-owner Behdad Eghbali coming into the dressing room but insists only he addresses the squad
Anthony Gordon and Angel Gomes have put themselves on Gareth Southgate's radar for England after having impressive starts to the season and winning the Under-21 European Championships. Southgate has also had an eye on James Trafford.
Mauricio Pochettino has been putting on extra shooting practice for his misfiring Chelsea players and hopes Mykhailo Mudryk will be boosted by finally breaking his losing run in the crossbar challenge against the club's head coach.
The Rugby World Cup is not certain to remain entirely free-to-air in the UK amid a radical shake-up of how it is both staged and broadcast.
Speculation is rising that Novak Djokovic will perform the role of motivational speaker in the Europe team room, as Luke Donald's side try to summon the relentless competitive spirit and energy of the tennis record-breaker to stop America from winning their first Ryder Cup on away soil in 30 years.
Padraig Harrington has warned that it is not only American fans who behave "awfully" at Ryder Cups, claiming that US players have told him that they have been the targets of abuse in matches held in Europe.
Sir Michael Bonallack, Britain's greatest post-War amateur golfer who became one of the global game's most noteworthy administrators, has died aged 88.

Sport England is to invest £15m in a "gamechanging" network of 59 professional safeguarding officers to protect children and young people across sport.
The Everton Football Club owner Farhad Moshiri received more than £400m from Alisher Usmanov companies in the run-up to the Russian billionaire being placed under sanctions, documents suggest, raising fresh questions about the financial ties between the two men.
Everton manager Sean Dyche says talks with Miami-based company 777 Partners were 'very casual' and admits that the deal has a long way to go before completion

FIFA has been accused of "shirking responsibility" by taking an "insane" approach towards the hosting of the 2026 World Cup.
Erik ten Hag organised a barbecue for the players and staff of Manchester United and their families on Sunday in a move which was warmly received by the dressing room.
Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol has the latest details on the stand-off between manager Erik ten Hag and Jadon Sancho at Manchester United and says all that is required is an apology from the player
Aaron Ramsdale has posted a telling riposte to Jamie Carragher after losing his place in the Arsenal side to David Raya.
Former Manchester United target Benjamin Sesko has revealed he rejected a move to Old Trafford due to the Red Devils' "style".
Andros Townsend thought he was about to secure another Premier League move this summer - only to be left distraught when an offer was scrapped at the 11th hour.

Manchester City already have one eye on the future as they look to swoop in for AC Milan's superstar youngster Francesco Camarda - who is more potent in front of goal than Erling Haaland.

Police have reportedly arrested a man who threatened to blow up the Parc des Princes during Paris Saint-Germain's victory over Marseille on Sunday evening.
Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella could put an end to his Chelsea misery by sealing a January loan to Real Madrid - where he would link up with Kepa Arrizabalaga once again.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Dean Henderson is set for a scan after coming off injured in the first half of his club debut against Manchester United.
The UK government has been urged to establish football's new independent regulator in "shadow form" before the end of this year, with full implementation next year, by the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee.
The Fulham Supporters' Trust (FST) say they are "extremely disappointed" at the club following the increase in ticket prices for their home fixture against Manchester United.
UEFA has moved next year's annual congress from Madrid to Paris in the ongoing fallout of a scandal involving former Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales, who was also a vice president of UEFA.
Barcelona Women have confirmed that sporting director Markel Zubizarreta is leaving the club.

Arsenal are likely to have to pay up to £80m for Ivan Toney as they assess their attacking options in the January transfer market.
Arsenal have also scouted Santiago Gimenez, the 22-year-old who has scored 33 goals for Feyenoord across all competitions since the start of last season.

Reo Hatate is set to become the latest Celtic star to commit his future to Brendan Rodgers with a new contract breakthrough reportedly on the brink.
Barry Robson has revealed Aberdeen are back in talks over a new deal for Connor Barron.

Kemar Roofe says Rangers supporters are booing because they are bored.

Arsenal sporting director Edu has held talks with the agent of Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins about a move for the England international, with Chelsea also interested in the 27-year-old. (Football Transfers)

Aston Villa remain in talks about extending Watkins' contract and want a new deal finalised by January. (90 Min)

Arsenal and Chelsea are willing to offer players as well as money in their attempts to sign England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford, who are likely to want in excess of £75m for the 27-year-old. (90 Min)

Spain defender Marc Cucurella, 25, has told Chelsea he wants to leave in January after his summer switch to Manchester United fell through. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are set to open talks with Brazil midfielder Joelinton, 27, and English midfielder Sean Longstaff, 25, about extending their contracts, which are both set to run out in June 2025. (Football Insider)

Everton are hoping to tie 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite down to a new contract. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are considering a move for Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 26, when his Leicester City contract expires at the end of the season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Napoli are tracking former Paris St-Germain manager Christophe Galtier following a poor start to the season under Rudi Garcia, while Marseille are also interested in the 57-year-old after former boss Marcelino's surprise resignation. (RMC Sport - in French)

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to restructure his offer to buy Manchester United in order to reach an agreement with current owners the Glazers. (Mirror)

Barcelona have verbally agreed a 35m euro (£30.4m) fee with Manchester City to turn 29-year-old Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo's loan into a permanent deal. (El Chiringuito TV - in Spanish)

Slovenia striker Benjamin Sesko, 20, says he spoke to Manchester United over the summer before he left Red Bull Salzburg, but felt a move to RB Leipzig was better for his development. (Transfermarkt - German)

Reading have been placed under a transfer embargo for failing to pay HMRC on time and could face a further points deduction if they fail to pay wages to players and staff this Friday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have been given Premier League approval for sports data company Infinite Athlete to be their front-of-shirt sponsor in a deal worth about £40m for the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)
Thursday 28 September 2023 07:19, UK


Saudi Arabian clubs will lead the chase to land Victor Osimhen should he be available in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid and Chelsea also among the clubs holding an interest.
Rory McIlroy came out swinging and showed LIV Golf battle scars are still raw as he said the likes of Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter 'will miss being at the Ryder Cup more than the players will miss them'.
Aston Villa women's star Rachel Daly has deleted a tweet claiming players did not wear the club's 'sweaty' shirt, which has brought about concern for holding too much moisture, during a friendly game this month.
Former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was reportedly the victim of a horrifying home raid while he was away on Champions League duty with Sevilla last week.
Andrew Flintoff is set to be part of England's coaching team for the five-Test tour to India at the beginning of 2024.

Manchester United landed an astonishing 12th home cup tie in a row - as Newcastle were 'rewarded' for beating Man City with a Carabao Cup trip to Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford hopes to kick his car crash woes into touch - after buying a Mercedes van to be driven by a chauffeur.
Antony will remain on indefinite leave from Manchester United - despite flying back into the UK on Tuesday.
Luton's Albert Sambi Lokonga is facing months out with a hamstring injury.

Real Madrid are weighing up a swoop for Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi as they consider successors to Carlo Ancelotti.
Gabriela Cavallin, who says she was assaulted by Manchester United star Antony, is due to fly to the UK next week to speak to police.

Disconsolate Napoli striker Victor Osimhen refused to celebrate his goal for the club on Wednesday just days after the club mocked him on social media.
Manchester United are confident they have not broken any FIFA rules by forcing Jadon Sancho to train alone following a bust-up with Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is yet to receive an apology from Jadon Sancho.
Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol has the latest details on the stand-off between manager Erik ten Hag and Jadon Sancho at Manchester United and says all that is required is an apology from the player
Tottenham Hotspur are optimistic James Maddison's knee injury is not serious and that the midfielder will be fit to face Liverpool on Saturday.
The World Cup-winning coach Jorge Vilda has been summoned as a "suspect" in the criminal case against Luis Rubiales, who is facing sexual assault charges for kissing a player on the lips.
UEFA's decision to reinstate Russian junior teams is in disarray after strong opposition to the move from a number of countries and the women's Euro Under-17 Championships hosts Sweden saying they will block Russia's participation.
World Rugby is determined that future World Cups will expand to 24 teams, but know that the next hosts - Australia and the United States - need to rapidly improve on the pitch to make it work.
The former France centre Virimi Vakatawa will make a stunning comeback with Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership this season, after he was forced to retire in 2022 with a heart condition.
Middlesex are locked in a legal battle with their former chief executive Richard Goatley over allegations of financial mismanagement.

The Liverpool MP Ian Byrne has urged the Football Association to call for Aleksander Ceferin to "consider his position" as Uefa president due to mounting concerns about alleged cronyism and safety deficiencies following the near-disaster at the 2022 Champions League final.

Saudi Arabian clubs are looking to recruit leading referees from the Premier League and across Europe to raise the standard of officiating in the country's top division.

Paris Saint-Germain and four of their players, Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Achraf Hakimi and Layvin Kurzawa, have been summoned by the LFP, the body who oversee French professional football, over allegations of offensive chanting during their victory against Marseille on Sunday.
A number of senior Uruguay men's football players, including the likes of Manchester United's Facundo Pellistri and Liverpool's Darwin Nunez, have issued a statement in support of the strike taking place by the Uruguayan Mutual of Professional Soccer Players (MUFP).
AC Milan have announced plans to build a new 70,000-capacity stadium in the south-eastern area of the city.
FIFA is under pressure to remove Cameroon FA (FECAFOOT) president Samuel Eto'o from his role after a group of the country's football officials called on the organisation to take action against the former striker.
The implementation of FIFA's new agent regulations in England is being delayed by the FA.

Newcastle United are the latest Premier League team to encounter problems with kit manufacturers Castore after it emerged they ended their partnership early following complaints from supporters over the poor quality of their merchandise.
Wyndham Clark, the US Open champion, lit the blue touch paper at the Ryder Cup by claiming the European players would be "leaking oil" and "mentally fatigued" by Sunday and that it could bring their first home defeat in 30 years.

Michael Beale insists SPFL schedulers should be doing more to help Premiership clubs after suffering two more injuries as his Rangers side set up a Viaplay Cup semi-final clash against Hearts.
Barry Robson says he is relishing Aberdeen's battle on three fronts after watching his team set up a Viaplay Cup semi-final clash with Hibernian.
Aberdeen could be without James McGarry for up to six weeks.

Scott Brown has emerged as one of the favourites for the Cheltenham Town manager's job having recently been in charge of another League One club in Fleetwood.

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi and Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso are contenders to replace Carlo Ancelotti should he leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Manchester United insiders say the relationship between manager Erik ten Hag and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, is beyond repair. (i)

Saudi Arabian clubs will lead the chase for 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen ahead of Real Madrid and Chelsea should he leave Napoli in January. (Mail)

Manchester United are planning to open talks over a new contract with 20-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, who is being tracked by Sevilla.(Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are planning talks with manager Erik ten Hag over a new contract. (90 Min)

Chelsea are in the market for a new left-back, with Inter Milan's 25-year-old Italy defender Federico Dimarco and AC Milan's France defender Theo Hernandez, 25, on their shortlist. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Sheffield United have spoken to former manager Chris Wilder over the possibility of replacing Paul Heckingbottom. (Football Insider)

Roma are considering a January move for Tottenham's 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Everton's financial future could be in doubt if a takeover by US-based investment firm 777 Partners is not approved. (Guardian)

777 Partners is confident of passing the Premier League owners and directors' test, and has begun dialogue with Everton fan groups to try to ease supporter concerns about its proposed takeover. (i)

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe wants to sign a central defender in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Newcastle ended their shirt deal with kit manufacturer Castore early over concerns about the quality of their merchandise. (Telegraph - subscription)

Saudi Arabia are considering recruiting referees from the Premier League and across Europe on a full-time basis. (Times - subscription)
Friday 29 September 2023 06:39, UK


Aston Villa and kit manufacturer Castore are expected to agree to an early termination of their contract amid the furore over the club's 'wet-look' shirts that have prompted complaints from men's and women's players.
Barcelona face a bribery case in the Spanish courts over a refereeing scandal that could potentially lead to the club being banned from football, at a time when their finances are at their most precarious and the Nou Camp has been demolished.
Chelsea could be forced into selling Ian Maatsen after failing to make progress in contract negotiations.
Essex have admitted they are still in the dark over whether Alastair Cook is retiring after an inglorious end to the season for both England's most prolific Test run-scorer and his team.

Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains why Manchester United might be impacted by Liverpool's minority stake sale.
Liverpool owners FSG selling a minority stake in the Premier League club to American investors Dynasty Equity will not immediately allow Jurgen Klopp to spend lavishly in the transfer market.
Reece James is closing in on a return to full training in news that will arrive as a timely boost to Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Aston Villa are urging sportswear partners Castore to supply a new kit as their top priority after both men's and women's teams complained about the current design.
Barcelona have confirmed that they have reduced their massive debt after announcing a net profit of £263m for the 2022-23 season.
Jesse Lingard has been pictured training with Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq for the first time since the free agent arrived in the Kingdom in a bid to secure a new contract.
Police in Cameroon have reportedly opened an investigation into claims that Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o was part of a match-fixing scandal.
Antony reportedly faced five hours of questioning at a Manchester police station over allegations of domestic abuse, made by his former lover Gabriela Cavallin.
Tyson Fury has told Rio Ferdinand that losing to Francis Ngannou would be just as humiliating as Manchester United's 7-0 thumping by Liverpool last season.
President Gabriele Gravina has revealed the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is considering suing former Italy coach Roberto Mancini.

Newcastle's Saudi owners are considering a full takeover of Marseille and want Zinedine Zidane as manager.
Steve Bruce is being tipped for a shock return to football management with the Republic of Ireland.

Tottenham Hotspur are facing a backlash from fans after the club announced on Thursday a "multi-year partnership" with, the controversial fan token company.
Ukraine's FA has urged all European countries to boycott matches against junior Russian teams after UEFA's decision to reinstate them to under-17 competitions.

Premier League referees could make the jump to the Saudi Pro League, with big wages set to be on offer to officials.
Police in Cameroon have launched an investigation into allegations that former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o was embroiled in a match-fixing scandal.

Scunthorpe United's chairman David Hilton has told the board he will be withdrawing funding from the club moving forward.

Manchester United and Chelsea are both reportedly eyeing Brazilian wonderkid Lorran, who has a release clause with his club Flamengo to the value of £43m.

The Premier League has presented a plan to increase financial redistribution to the English Football League by £358m over the three seasons to 2025-26, with a series of strings attached.

The Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) has written to other European associations asking them to boycott matches against Russia's under-17 teams after it was announced they would be allowed to compete in UEFA competitions this season.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in Dutch winger Donyell Malen, 24, after his impressive start to the season for Borussia Dortmund, with the Bundesliga club willing to sell for £52m. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea are monitoring developments between Victor Osimhen and Napoli and are poised to step up their interest in the 24-year-old Nigeria striker. (Talksport)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal remain keen to sign Osimhen and will offer him a five-year contract on £39m a year and meet Napoli's asking price of £173m. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus are interested in signing Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, from Tottenham in January but must offload a player first to free up funds. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to extend the contract of Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, but others inside Anfield are not convinced the 32-year-old deserves a new deal. (90min)

Dutch winger Ian Maatsen's future at Chelsea remains undecided and no movement over a new contract could force the club to listen to offers for the 21-year-old in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in Brazil and Flamengo's 17-year-old midfielder Lorran. (Fabrizio Romano, via Express)

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has agreed a deal with Saudi Arabian investors to become Marseille boss if they buy the Ligue 1 club. (Radio France Bleu Provence - in French)

Steve Bruce could return to football management as the new Republic of Ireland boss, with pressure mounting on current manager Stephen Kenny. (Sun)

Arsenal are hoping to offer England defender Ben White, 25, a new contract. (Mirror)

Talks between Newcastle and Brazilian forward Joelinton, 27, over a new contract are progressing well, while the Magpies are also keen to tie 23-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman down to a new deal amid interest from Paris St-Germain. (The i)

Brentford striker Ivan Toney wants a new opportunity in 2024, with Arsenal and Chelsea both having been told the 27-year-old's price for January or next summer by his new agents. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leicester's 24-year-old Zambia striker Patson Daka is Brentford's top choice to replace Toney. (Football Transfers)

Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for 25-year-old Spanish defender Marc Cucurella before a possible January transfer move, with Real Madrid keen to sign him on loan. (ESPN)

The Premier League and English Football League have agreed to sell their television rights together for the first time from 2028. (Mail)

Chelsea's owners, who have £800m in loans in place, are weighing up whether to increase their borrowing by up to a further £250m. (Bloomberg - subscription required)

Aston Villa and kit supplier Castore could terminate their deal at the end of the season, with the club's men's and women's teams having complained about their shirts. (Telegraph - subscription required)
Saturday 30 September 2023 00:01, UK


Barcelona have Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial on a six-man transfer shortlist, which also reportedly features Kai Havertz and Jorginho.
Tyson Fury is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk after sealing the "biggest boxing deal in history".
Reece James is closing in on a return to training after progressing well in his injury recovery.

Mauricio Pochettino intends to be more involved in Chelsea's transfer plans starting with the January window.
Graeme Souness says Liverpool look like they have a new lease of life.

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to be reunited with Tottenham defender Eric Dier in the Italian capital after previously admitting he was "wrong" about the player.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has clarified comments he made on new boy Wataru Endo recently, with Klopp insisting he is satisfied with the midfielder's start to life at Anfield.
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Ben Chilwell is set for an extended spell on the sidelines in a new blow to struggling Chelsea.
Ryan Gravenberch has admitted he still has much to learn about Liverpool's style of play.

Jose Mourinho's Roma have won just one of their first six Serie A games and the Portuguese admits it has been the worst spell of his career.

Tennis legend Maria Sharapova issued a glowing assessment of Coco Gauff after watching the American claim her first Grand Slam at the age of just 19 at the 2023 US Open.

Brendan Rodgers admits he is delighted to see Reo Hatate commit his future to Celtic.

Rangers are set to part company with former Ibrox players John Brown and Billy Kirkwood as part of a backroom overhaul.

England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23, could leave Arsenal if he does not play more regularly before January. (90min)

Wolves, West Ham, Everton and AC Milan are considering a move for Paris St-Germain's 21-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike. (L'Equipe via Le10Sport - in French)

Newcastle have joined Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea in showing an interest in 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney, although Brentford are determined to resist any January bids. (i - subscription)

Manchester City and Chelsea want Inter Milan's 25-year-old Italy defender Federico Dimarco. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea remain hopeful 21-year-old Dutch defender Ian Maatsen, whose contract expires at the end of the season, will sign a new deal.. (Football Insider)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he needs to be more involved in transfer decisions. (Guardian)

Brighton are interested in Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain winger Nico Williams. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

A host of clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Brighton,West Ham, Barcelona and Ajax, are tracking the progress of Royal Antwerp's 18-year-old Belgium Under-21 midfielder Arthur Vermeeren. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are interested in Nice's 23-year-old French defender Jean-Clair Todibo and Bayer Leverkusen's 24-year-old Burkina Faso defender Edmond Tapsoba. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi says 24-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe's future is at the club. (FourFourTwo)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho wants 29-year-old Tottenham and England defender Eric Dier, who played under Mourinho at Spurs. (Mirror)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard's unsuccessful trial at West Ham cost them thousands of pounds in accommodation and travel. The 30-year-old opted not to join the Hammers and is now training with Saudi side Al-Ettifaq.(Mirror)

Barcelona are close to renewing the contract of 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was targeted by Manchester United in several transfer windows. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26, did not want to leave Inter Milan despite offers in the summer and is likely to renew his contract. (TvPlay via Football Italia)

Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 35, phoned Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to offer his services after his Lyon contract expired. (Bild - in German)
Barcelona and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 35, remains on the list of players the Saudi Pro League wants to sign. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal hope to sign Wolves' 23-year-old Portugal forward Pedro Neto in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Arsenal are monitoring 19-year-old Sporting Lisbon and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande. (Givemesport)

Juventus sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli says Chelsea failed to sign 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic because they did not meet Juve's valuation. (La Repubblica via Goal)

West Ham chose not to sign England forward and free agent Jesse Lingard, 30, because of his lack of fitness. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have expressed an interest in 22-year-old Feyenoord and Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez. (Fijaches - in Spanish)

The Saudi Arabia football federation has approached leading English Premier League referees about officiating in the Saudi Pro League. (Telegraph - subscription)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign Netherlands forward Donyell Malen, 24, from Borussia Dortmund as he looks for a back-up option for 31-year-old Egypt winger Mohamed Salah. (Bild via Express)

Bayern Munich are in talks to re-sign 35-year-old former Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who is a free agent after leaving Lyon at the end of last season. (Sky Sports Germany)

Everton are ready to offer England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, a new contract. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid want to sign Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain forward Nico Williams in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Juventus are set to hold talks to extend the contract of 28-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who signed a new one-year deal in the summer. (Tuttosport via Football Italia)
Monday's newspapers


Alexis Mac Allister could face an FA rap for suggesting referee Simon Hooper was against Liverpool in their defeat to Tottenham.
Manchester United winger Antony has been pictured back in training.

David Beckham has defended his deal with Qatar that saw him paid around £125m by the country.
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Newcastle stars Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes, with the LaLiga giants set to send a scout to watch the duo in action in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho has hit back at his critics by claiming to have received the "biggest and craziest offer" in managerial history.

Aston Villa captain Rachel Corsie said players wanted to wear their controversial Castore home kit for their season opener against Manchester United, despite concerns about its wet look.
Juventus are working on a new long-term contract for French midfielder Adrien Rabiot after convincing him to stay in Turin during the summer. Sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli revealed the club were prepared to allow Dusan Vlahovic to join Chelsea this summer.
Lamine Yamal is 'set to sign a new three-year deal with Barcelona that includes a £1bn release clause', according to Fabrizio Romano.
North Korea football coach Sin Yong Nam defended his players after several clashed with match officials on the pitch after their 2-1 defeat to Japan in the Asian Games quarter-finals in Hangzhou on Sunday.

Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi was scratched from Inter Miami's line-up against New York City FC - a game with significant Major League Soccer playoff implications for both clubs. Messi has a leg injury, the severity of which has not been revealed.

Liverpool want the release of the VAR audio to establish how and why Luis Díaz's goal was wrongly disallowed in their contentious defeat to Tottenham as they demanded 'full transparency' from the refereeing governing body.
England will have no qualms about starting Tom Curry in the final World Cup pool D match against Samoa despite the openside flanker playing just two minutes of rugby in the past four months.
A furious Aston Villa manager Carla Ward called for full-time referees in the Women's Super League after Kirsty Hanson was sent off in the opening-day loss to Manchester United.

Ex-Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson reacts to Michael Beale's sacking, gives his take on former team-mate Steven Davis taking interim charge and explains why a new manager must still aim to win the title
Pascal Jansen, Kevin Muscat and Marcelo Gallardo are all in the frame to replace Michael Beale as Rangers manager.
Queen's Park are set to pull off the ambitious signing of Stuart McKinstry. The Spiders will sign the Scotland U21 cap on a deal for the rest of the season.
Kieran Tierney has been left fuming by his latest injury setback as the Arsenal's star Sociedad adventure has hit a major roadblock.

Arsenal will turn to Manchester City's 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips in January as the Gunners look to strengthen their midfield. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

The Gunners also maintain an interest in Wolves' Portugal forward Pedro Neto, 23, and could make a move in January. (Mirror)

Chelsea's heavy spending is set to continue in January with the club targeting Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen and Brentford's England forward Ivan Toney, 27. (Guardian)

Chelsea are also seeking a £500m loan from US financial institutions to fund the signings after spending £1bn over the last three transfer windows. (Sun)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are keeping tabs on Feyenoord's 22-year-old Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona's16-year-old Spain winger Lamine Yamal is set to sign a new three-year deal with the club, which contains a 1bn euros (£867m) release clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle are monitoring Crystal Palace's Denmark defender Joachim Andersen with a view to making a move for the 27-year-old in January. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are open to selling Spain forward Ansu Fati next summer after the 20-year-old finishes his loan spell at Brighton. (Sport - in Spanish)

Lionel Messi has urged Inter Miami to sign Real Madrid's 38-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish, via Mirror)

Barcelona have opened talks with Corinthians for 18-year-old Brazil midfielder Gabriel Moscardo as they look to beat Chelsea to his signing. (Sport - in Spanish)

Tottenham will look to sign Bayern Leverkusen's 24-year-old Burkina Faso defender Edmond Tapsoba in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Juventus are hoping to tie down France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 28, on a new three-year contract after he turned down a reported move to Manchester United in the summer to sign a one-year extension. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Highly-rated England youth midfielder Dan Rigge, 17, is set to sign a new long-term deal at West Ham, despite interest from four Premier League clubs and two sides in La Liga. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tuesday's newspapers


Manchester United are gearing up for a January swoop for highly-rated Sporting Lisbon central defender Goncalo Inacio.

David Beckham broke down in tears as he opened up on the fallout of his red card at the 1998 World Cup.


Ivan Toney is due to play for Brentford in a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday afternoon.


The Europe Ryder Cup overlords are ready to rip up the captaincy selection process, making it easier for Luke Donald to be reappointed for the next match in New York - and harder for LIV rebels to ever find their way into the hot seat.


Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has called for a former professional player to be included in VAR decisions moving forward.

Joey Barton has launched a bizarre attack on one of his own Bristol Rovers players after a 2-0 defeat on the road by Peterborough.

Jamie Carragher gives his reaction to Luis Diaz's disallowed goal for Liverpool in their defeat against Spurs after Dave Jones explains what happened on Saturday evening.


Iranian club Sepahan's home AFC Champions League match with Al-Ittihad was cancelled on Monday due to the Saudi club refusing to play in front of a bust of a military officer.

A fundraiser for the Bradley Lowery Foundation set up by a Sheffield Wednesday supporter following a fan's sick taunt mocking the death of the football-mad child has surpassed £18,500.

Wrexham talisman Paul Mullin has opened up on playing through the pain barrier as he continues his recovery from the punctured lung injury he sustained in pre-season.

Former referee Mike Dean explains why some Premier League referees could move to the Saudi Pro League.


Kevin Muscat is keen to speak to the Rangers board about becoming the club's next manager.

Former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter will not be the next Rangers manager.

Steven Gerrard has hired his former Rangers director of football Mark Allen on a two-year deal at his Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq.


In-demand Kjetil Knutsen has offered a hint at what Rangers must do if they are to land him as boss - and it could be a waiting game for the Ibrox side.

Steven Naismith admits he has a tough decision on his hands whether to hand Craig Gordon the captain's armband back - or leave it with Lawrence Shankland.

Liverpool are interested in Wolves' 23-year-old Portugal winger Pedro Neto if Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, leaves next summer. (Football Transfers)

Arsenal, Aston Villa and Atletico Madrid are also keen on Wolves' Neto. (90mins)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio. (Sun)

Xabi Alonso is focused on remaining Bayer Leverkusen manager after being linked with Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid job. (Mail)

Barcelona want to sign Athletico Paranaense and Brazil forward Vitor Roque, 18, in January instead of July, with sporting director Deco planning to travel to Brazil during the next international break. (Goal)

Concerns have been raised over Everton's prospective new owners 777 Partners after Vasco da Gama, another of their clubs, failed to meet payments on three transfers costing about £4.5m. (Guardian)

Everton are set to sign a deal with kit manufacturer Castore despite Aston Villa complaining about sweat-heavy shirts that become uncomfortable to wear. (Telegraph - subscription)

Inter Miami are interested in Real Madrid's 38-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric.(Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

AC Milan want France goalkeeper Mike Maignan, 28, to sign a new contract amid interest from Chelsea and Paris St-Germain. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Liverpool are keen on Sao Paulo's Brazil Under-20 defender Lucas Beraldo, 19, and have sent scouts to watch him play several times. (90mins)

West Ham are in talks with 26-year-old England winger Jarrod Bowen over a new contract amid interest from Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have started contract negotiations with 25-year-old England defender Ben White, who has three years left on his £120,000-a-week deal. (Mail)

RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Belgium striker Lois Openda, a target for Arsenal this summer, has a £70m release clause in his contract which can only be activated in 2025. (Philipp Hinze)

Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr will target Roma's 28-year-old Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante in January. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)
Wednesday's newspapers


Frank Lampard is open to speaking to Rangers about their vacant manager position as the club starts the process of finding a permanent replacement for Michael Beale.

Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell is set to miss at least two months because of a hamstring injury that he suffered last week in a blow to Mauricio Pochettino and England.

Former Chelsea midfielder and manager Frank Lampard admits there is no 'magic wand' to fix some of the problems facing the club at the moment.


The Premier League's introduction of an automatic offside system has been affected by their contract with ball supplier Nike, whose products have yet to be extensively trialled with the new technology.

Crystal Palace have been dealt a major blow amid fears Eberechi Eze is set to miss six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Lionel Messi is closing in on a return from injury after he was seen carrying out individual sessions at Inter Miami's training base on Tuesday.

Kaveh Solhekol describes how the release of the match officials' audio helps to explain why the Luis Diaz's goal against Tottenham was wrongly disallowed.

Eden Hazard will once again grace the football pitch this month after announcing his return to football - for a charity match.


The Premier League could decide to replay Tottenham Hotspur's game with Liverpool - if an appointed commission rules that the match officials breached the Laws of the game when it came to ruling out Luis Diaz's goal.

Former Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has questioned Erik ten Hag's future at Old Trafford amid the club's escalating crisis.

Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs claims he threatened to part with his own money to ensure the club completed a deal for star centre-back Max Kilman.


Manchester United coach Benni McCarthy has revealed what a day working under 'frightening' Erik ten Hag is like.


Frank Lampard is the bookies' favourite to become the next Rangers manager.

James Bisgrove has pulled out of Rangers' trip to Cyprus to front the search for a new manager.

There's been a surprise visitor to Celtic training ahead of the Champions League clash with Lazio - former Hoops defender Charlie Mulgrew.


Sam Allardyce says he would be honoured if Rangers asked him to become their manager.

Craig Moore admits he has skin in the game but gave a glowing endorsement of Kevin Muscat becoming the next Rangers manager.

Ryan Lowe has responded to the news he is on Rangers' radar to succeed Michael Beale in the Ibrox hotseat, admitting that managing the Ibrox side is a "fantastic opportunity".

Fears over the severity of Kieran Tierney's injury could be well founded with the defender reportedly ruled out for between 10 and 12 weeks with a muscle tear.

England winger Jadon Sancho is increasingly likely to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, with Borussia Dortmund keen on bringing the 23-year-old back to the Bundesliga. (Sky Germany)

Everton and England Under-21s centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, is on United's list of targets for the next transfer window. (Mail)

Frank Lampard is open to speaking to Rangers about their vacant manager position as the club starts the process of finding a permanent replacement for Michael Beale. (Telegraph)

Argentina legend Lionel Messi, 36, has reportedly decided he will move back to his first club, Newell's Old Boys, when his contract with Inter Miami ends in 2025. (Mirror)

Leeds, Leicester and Burnley have written a joint letter to Everton's prospective new owners, 777 Partners, that they intend to sue the club for £300m if they are found guilty of breaking Premier League spending rules. (Mail)

Chelsea are favourites to sign Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, from Napoli next summer, with Brighton's Evan Ferguson, 18, and Brentford's Ivan Toney, 27, also among their attacking targets. (Caught Offside)

Tottenham could sell Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg if they get an offer of £28m, with Juventus the frontrunners for the 28-year-old. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Spurs are monitoring Portugal winger Jota's situation, with the 24-year-old still not registered at Saudi club Al Ittihad having joined from Celtic in the summer. (90 min)

Paris St-Germain say Xavi Simons is a huge part of their future amid interest from Manchester City and Barcelona for the 20-year-old midfielder. (90 min)

Barcelona will reportedly listen to offers for all first-team players as the club are still operating above the 270m euros (£234m) La Liga-imposed annual spending limit. (Sport - in Spanish)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, who has been linked with a move to Inter Miami, could leave Real Madrid as the Spanish club feel the 38-year-old is no longer operating at his best. (Football Espana)

Bayer Leverkusen's Dutch left-back Jeremie Frimpong, 22, is set to sign a new deal with the German club, pushing up the transfer value of a player attracting the attention of Manchester United and Real Madrid. That could also benefit his former club Celtic, who have a 30% sell-on clause. (Daily Record)

Thursday's newspapers


The PGMOL's review into Luis Diaz's disallowed goal is damning in its evaluation of VAR Darren England, stating that he rushed a routine situation by prioritising 'efficiency' over 'accuracy' before 'inexplicably' robbing Liverpool of their opener at Tottenham.

Everton's prospective new owners 777Partners have been accused of missing another payment to the British Basketball League last week raising further concerns about the company seeking to take control at Goodison Park.

The revolving door at Chelsea continues to turn - with a trio of major, off-field new faces announced to staff this afternoon.

Lionel Messi has no intention of renewing his contract with Inter Miami and will leave the club in 2025 to head back to Newell's Old Boys, according to reports in Spain.

Mark Wood is set to give England a huge boost by signing a three-year central contract and committing to next year's Test tour of India.


Darren England, the official at the centre of the VAR controversy that has plunged English referees into crisis, will not take charge of further Liverpool games this season but will not be sacked.

Erik ten Hag insisted he has the backing of the Manchester United board to turn around their season after defeat to Galatasaray saw the club fall further into crisis.

The VAR operator who can be heard on PGMOL's audio feed trying to stop the calamitous mistake that saw Luis Diaz's goal disallowed on Saturday is a Dutch graduate who would ordinarily not even speak during conversations between on-field officials and those in the VAR suite.


The Premier League cannot press ahead with plans to implement an automated offside system because of its contract with Nike.

Shamed Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales continued to plead his innocence in Spain's National Court amid the ongoing probe over his kiss with national team striker Jenni Hermoso at the summer's Women's World Cup trophy presentation.

Chelsea may have to do battle with several European giants to secure the services of 15-year-old MLS wonderkid Julian Hall, who is attracting interest from Real Madrid and Manchester City.

David Beckham's mother Sandra has revealed she put Glenn Hoddle on a personal "hit list" for his treatment of the England star at the 1998 World Cup.


Manchester United are investigating after around 1,000 Galatasaray fans obtained tickets to the home sections for their Champions League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Yasir Al-Rumayyan is set to play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week after initially entering the event under the pseudonym "Andrew Waterman", as negotiations continue between Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the PGA Tour and DP World Tour over a potential merger.


An MP has written to the radio station TalkSport to condemn its presenter Simon Jordan over his use of the phrase "victim culture" in relation to Liverpool supporters.


Manchester United are investigating after around 1,000 Galatasaray fans obtained tickets to the home sections for their Champions League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.


Manchester United are believed to be seriously concerned about Marcus Rashford's poor run of form - and Erik ten Hag may drop the England star.

The man Sir Jim Ratcliffe reportedly wants to bring in as Manchester United's next sporting director is currently available for hire.

Manchester United and Manchester City will compete for the signing of Brighton's 26-year-old Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

But both Manchester clubs could miss out with Mitoma set to sign a new long-term contract with the Seagulls. (London World)

Erik ten Hag's position as Manchester United manager is secure for the foreseeable future, despite the club's poor start to the season. (Guardian)

Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wants to leave Tottenham if the club cannot guarantee him first-team football, with Juventus interested in the 28-year-old. (Gazzetta, in Italian - subscription required)

Chelsea want to sign New York Red Bulls' 15-year-old American winger Julian Hall, but face competition from Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for the highly rated prospect. (Standard)

Bayern Munich are set to offer 22-year-old Canada full-back Alphonso Davies a new contract to fend off interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid. (90min)

Bayern winger Leroy Sane could leave the club next summer, with Barcelona and Real Madrid likely destinations for the 27-year-old Germany forward. (Bild - in German)

West Ham are among several clubs who are interested in signing England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23, if he leaves Arsenal. (Football Insider)

Fiorentina are set to offer Italy Under-19 defender Michael Kayode a new contract with Arsenal showing interest in the 19-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are keeping a close eye on Brazil midfielder Andrey Santos' situation at Nottingham Forest and could recall the 19-year-old from his loan spell if he does not secure regular first-team football. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona wanted to sign Santos and are monitoring his situation. (Sport - in Spanish)

Athletic Club's Spain midfielder Nico Williams is close to agreeing a new contract, ending Brighton and Aston Villa's hopes of signing the 21-year-old. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in Feyenoord's 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Quinten Timber. (90min)

England striker Ivan Toney is considering leaving Brentford in January, with Tottenham or Chelsea likely destinations for the 27-year-old. (Football Insider)

Burnley are interested in Millwall's 18-year-old England Under-19s midfielder Romain Esse. (Teamtalk)

Friday's newspapers


Marcus Rashford's Manchester United place is under threat amid concerns over his ongoing loss of form.

William Saliba admits it was "really painful" to watch Arsenal lose out in the Premier League title race while he nursed an injury.

Brighton are close to tying Kaoru Mitoma down to a new contract to ward off transfer interest from Premier League rivals.

Everton are on the verge of agreeing a major new, long-term contract with one of their brightest young stars, Jarrad Branthwaite.

Everton manager Sean Dyche says he understands supporters' frustrations with VAR but he remains a 'fan' of the system

Former Ajax striker Kenneth Perez believes it's "not a crazy idea" to imagine Erik ten Hag back at Ajax amid growing pressure on the Manchester United boss.

Moises Caicedo's agent admits a summer move to Liverpool would have been the "more stable" choice than his record switch to Chelsea.

Brazil midfielder Andre Trindade is closing in on what would be a perfect Fluminense ending, with the 22-year-old a prime target for Liverpool in the January transfer window.

Climate campaigners believe FIFA are "totally detached from reality" after deciding to hold the 2030 World Cup across three different continents.


Gareth Southgate says he fears for the sporting integrity of the three-continent World Cup in 2030. Fifa announced on Wednesday that the tournament had been awarded to Spain, Portugal and Morocco but that Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay would host the opening three matches.


Andy Carroll has revealed he hoped that he would fail his medical ahead of his £35m move from Newcastle to Liverpool.

Referees' chief Howard Webb will break his silence on the Tottenham v Liverpool VAR debacle when the second edition of Match Officials: Mic'd Up is broadcast next week.

Jurgen Klopp's call for Liverpool's game against Tottenham to be replayed has left rivals convinced he is trying to increase pressure on referees to give his side favourable decisions.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has shed light on his troubled relationship with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, revealing he parked his Ferrari outside his office after being told not to bring the sports car to training.

Chelsea are planning talks with Conor Gallagher over his Stamford Bridge future.

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski is set for a period on the sidelines after spraining his left ankle during the team's 1-0 Champions League win over Porto.

Manchester United and Tottenham are reportedly eyeing up a move for Atletico Madrid's sporting director Andrea Berta.

Taylor Swift has been disinvited from the Super Bowl rematch on November 20 when her boyfriend Travis Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs travel to her native Philadelphia to play the Eagles.

Lewis Hamilton's car from his first Formula One title-winning season at Mercedes will be auctioned by RM Sotheby's ahead of next month's Las Vegas Grand Prix.


Manchester City are preparing to instigate talks with Erling Haaland over a new contract in what would deal a blow to Real Madrid's hopes of luring the Norway striker to Spain.

The former girlfriend of Manchester United winger Antony is due to be interviewed by police in Manchester next week.

The Cricket World Cup got off to an embarrassing start for organisers on Thursday with swathes of empty seats for the tournament opener between England and New Zealand.

Fred Couples, the United States Ryder Cup vice captain, has branded Rory McIlroy the "disrespectful" one in his furious bust-up with two of the American caddies during last weekend's contest.

Rory McIlroy explains what happened during the car park altercation and reveals he's texted Team USA caddie Joe LaCava

Bath and Gloucester are vying to sign Henry Arundell for the 2024/25 campaign, should the England tyro decide to return to the Premiership after one season at Racing 92.

Nick Kyrgios has reacted to Prince George being in the Royal Box while he was "swearing his nuts off" during the Wimbledon final last year.


The Qatari group bidding for Manchester United will not increase their existing offer of £5bn despite the threat posed by a new deal being tabled by Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Jarrad Branthwaite is close to signing a new long-term deal with Everton.

The RFU is in early discussions about organising a fixture between an England A side and Portugal.


Valencia's half-built 75,000-seater stadium has been handed a new lease of life by Spain's joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.


Gareth Southgate says the integrity of the 2030 World Cup will be trashed by Fifa's plan to stage it in six countries across three continents.

James Ward-Prowse aimed a thinly-veiled dig at England rivals Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Henderson after not being selected by Gareth Southgate.

Saudi Arabia is ready to suspend its alcohol ban to boost its unpopular bid to stage the 2034 World Cup.

Anthony Joshua could end up making his boxing return on the same night as Tyson Fury's proposed fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua Buatsi and Anthony Yarde struck an agreement to fight each other next year thanks to the help of rapper Stormzy.


AZ Alkmaar boss Pascal Janse, one of the major contenders to replace Michael Beale as Rangers boss, has appeared to have ruled himself out of the running.


Rangers have stepped up their search for a new manager with Frank Lampard and Kevin Muscat making it into the final round of interviewees.

Liverpool and Newcastle United are monitoring 26-year-old England forward Jarrod Bowen as negotiations over a new contract at West Ham continue to move slowly. (Talksport)

Manchester City plan to start talks with Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, over a new contract in order to hold off interest from Real Madrid. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester City will compete with Barcelona to sign 20-year-old Netherlands midfielder Xavi Simons from Paris St-Germain next summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United and England forward Jadon Sancho, 23, wants to rejoin Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window. (90min)

Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, joined Chelsea instead of Liverpool because he had already promised them his signature when at Brighton. (Standard)

Chelsea are planning talks with 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher as he heads towards the final 18 months of his contract. (Mail)

Goalkeeper Andre Onana, 27, is reluctant to take time away from Manchester United to play for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations. (ESPN)

West Ham are keeping tabs on Arsenal's 23-year-old England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe. (Teamtalk)

Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 26, is close to signing a new five-year deal with Brighton despite being linked with several Premier League sides. (Talksport)

Newcastle have opened talks to extend 25-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff's contract until 2028. (Nicolo Schira)

The Qatari group bidding for Manchester United will not increase its existing offer to £5bn despite the threat posed by a new deal being put forward by Sir Jim Ratcliffe. (Times - subscription required)

Everton are on the verge of agreeing a long-term contract with 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite, who was a target for Manchester United. (Mirror)

Chelsea have told 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah he is free to find a new club in January, with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan interested. (Teamtalk)

Liverpool have made Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre Trindade a prime target in January. (Mirror)

Wayne Rooney could have only one more game in charge of DC United after a 3-0 defeat by Austin all but ruined their chances of reaching the MLS play-offs. (Sun)

Rooney is the leading contender to become Birmingham City's next manager, with John Eustace's position under threat. (Football Insider)

Manchester United and Tottenham are considering recruiting Atletico Madrid's transfer expert Andrea Berta but face competition from Paris St-Germain. (Independent)
Saturday's Newspapers


The Football Association and Arsenal are considering a compromise over Bukayo Saka's involvement for England next week which is set to see the attacker rested for the game versus Australia.

Manchester United have admitted the number of hospitality tickets which ended up in the hands of Galatasaray supporters was 'unacceptable' after hundreds of away supporters were spotted in the home end at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Aston Villa's attempts to crack the Premier League elite has royal backing with Prince William making regular appearances at training sessions.

League One side Burton Albion have released a cryptic post teasing a possible return to football for former England international Peter Crouch.


Conor McGregor's UFC return has taken one more positive step forward as the Irishman claimed he has "submitted his stuff" to get drug tested for a fight.


England's Cricket World Cup defence is being hampered by a gruelling 6,200-mile travel schedule across their group-stage matches.

Nasser Hussain joins Ian Ward to react to England's nine-wicket defeat to New Zealand in their opening match of the Cricket World Cup

Students at Roanoke College in America said they felt 'blindsided' by the decision to include a former top-10 male swimmer in the women's squad.


Liverpool could be in a position to launch a "legal challenge" over the VAR blunder which cost them a point against Tottenham. (YAWN)

Preston North End teenage ace Finlay Cross-Adair was involved in a head-on car crash that's left him in a serious condition in hospital.


Harry Kane is finally set to say his goodbyes to his former Tottenham team-mates.

England star Tyrick Mitchell could reportedly switch his international allegiance despite playing twice for the Three Lions.

Crystal Palace head coach Roy Hodgson denies all rumours of Tyrick Mitchell switching national allegiance to Jamaica following Gareth Southgate not calling him up for England


Former Rangers star Claudio Caniggia has been warned he could face up to 15 years in prison after being ordered to stand trial for an alleged sex attack on his ex-wife.

Celtic fans have been reacting with fury after their allocation for the trip to Hearts' Tynecastle Park was confirmed.

Manchester City are aware Norway striker Erling Haaland has ambitions to play for Real Madrid but want to start talks about extending his contract, with the 23-year-old's current deal running until June 2027. (ESPN)

Barcelona are contemplating a move to bring Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 36, back to his boyhood team on loan in January if Inter Miami fail to reach the MLS play-offs. (Sport, via Mail)

Chelsea are waiting to see if Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen signs a new contract with Napoli, with the 24-year-old and his representative yet to make a decision whether to stay at the Italian club. (90 Min)

Brentford are considering making a move for Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz in January, with the Bees having been beaten to the Argentine's signing when he joined the south coast club in January - although the 20-year-old signed a new contract at Saints on Friday. (Standard)

League One side Burton Albion have released a cryptic post teasing a possible return to football for 38-year-old former Liverpool, Tottenham and England striker Peter Crouch. (Mail)

German World Cup winner Jerome Boateng, 35, is without a club after failing to earn a contract with his former side Bayern Munich. (Sun)

Former Tottenham, Crystal Palace and England winger Andros Townsend, 32, is on trial at Luton Town and is close to winning a contract with the Premier League newcomers. (Express)

Former Swansea and Leeds United manager Garry Monk is a shock name linked to replace Andrea Pirlo at Sampdoria. (SampNews24, via Sun)

Brighton are planning to open talks with English striker Danny Welbeck, 32, about a new contract with the south coast club. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell, 24, is seriously considering switching his international allegiance from England to Jamaica. (Mail)

Bradford City have targeted Steve Thompson and Neil Redfearn in their search for a new manager to replace Mark Hughes. (Star)
Sunday's newspapers


Juventus plan to hand Jadon Sancho an escape route from Old Trafford - and could turn it into a permanent £60m deal next summer.

Manchester United are reportedly chasing Brazilian wonderkids Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras and Flamengo winger Lorran but could have to cough up around £100m to see off interest from Chelsea.

Jude Bellingham admits he wants to model himself on Paris Saint-Germain star Ousmane Dembele.

Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly ready to go head-to-head in a battle to sign £80m-rated striker Lois Openda alongside Manchester United.

Olivier Giroud was forced to go in goal for AC Milan in their dramatic win at Genoa.


Roma are reportedly prepared to sack Jose Mourinho if his side fail to defeat Cagliari this weekend.

Rory McIlroy's furious row with Joe LaCava at the Ryder Cup began with the caddie telling him to 'relax,' Fred Couples has revealed.


Luton Town and Tottenham Hotspur's shirts were criticised for a colour blind kit clash during Saturday's Premier League fixture.

Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi has suffered a groin injury in training, which could see him sidelined for up to a month.


Liverpool are back in the hunt for Bayer Leverkusen central defender Piero Hincapie after they were forced to cool their interest this summer.


Manchester United are to extend Victor Lindelof's contract by a year - to stop him leaving on the cheap.

Jose Mourinho says he will "definitely" work in Saudi Arabia at some point amid rumours he could link up with compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.


Former Celtic star Nir Bitton has branded the Green Brigade brainwashed and biased and accused them of supporting a terrorist organisation after they unfurled an anti-Israel banner during the team's game against Kilmarnock.

England forward Jarrod Bowen, 26, had been linked with Liverpool and Newcastle United but has agreed a new contract with West Ham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus could try to sign England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, on loan in January prior to making the move permanent next summer. (Sun)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho says he is committed to the Italian club but is "convinced" that he will one day work in Saudi Arabia (MBC Egypt, via Reuters)

Roma have denied a report that they are set to sack Mourinho and bring in former Germany boss Hansi Flick if they lose to Cagliari on Sunday. (ANSA, via Football Italia)

Napoli are looking at Arsenal's 26-year-old Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, Atletico Madrid's 30-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata and Lille's Canada international Jonathan David, 23, as possible replacements for 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, whose contract runs out in 2025. (Calciomercato)

Luton staff have flown to South America in a bid to sign LDU Quito player Oscar Zambrano, 19, with the Ecuadorian defensive midfielder tipped to be the next Moises Caicedo. (Sun)

Manchester City and Real Madrid are set to compete for the signing of Canada's 22-year-old left-sided defender or winger Alphonso Davies, whose contract at Bayern Munich runs out in 2025. (Fichajes, in Spanish)

Brighton will not agree to a release clause being put in the new contract for 26-year-old Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are to trigger an option to extend 29-year-old's Sweden defender Victor Lindelof's contract by a year so that it runs until June 2025. (Star)

Chelsea are interested in signing Belgium striker Lois Openda, 23, from German side RB Leipzig. (Football Transfers)

Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is understood to have a £100m release clause in the new five-year contract the 25-year-old has signed with Newcastle United. (Guardian)

Liverpool are among a number of clubs that want to sign Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, 21, according to the player's agent. (90 min)

Atletico Madrid have set an asking price of 80m euros for Barcelona to turn the loan deal for Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, into a permanent switch. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham are monitoring Galatasaray and Turkey winger Kerem Akturkoglu, 24. (Fotospor, via Goal)

Former Bayern Munich and Germany assistant manager Danny Rohl, 34, is believed to be in talks with Sheffield Wednesday about becoming the club's new manager following the sacking of Xisco Munoz. (Sheffield Star)
Monday 9 October 2023 07:34, UK


Arsenal have been hit with a potential injury blow after William Saliba pulled out of the France squad.
Spurs are ready to grab top prospect goalkeeper Dylan Thompson from Norwich.
Mason Greenwood scored his first goal for loan club Getafe against Celta Vigo on Sunday - 628 days after he last scored in the league for Manchester United.
Former Chelsea forward Loic Remy has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.
AC Milan have included striker Olivier Giroud in their goalkeepers' list after a stunning performance between the sticks.
West Ham have put Wigan centre-half Charlie Hughes, 19, on their list of targets.
Robbie Keane and Rory Delap have fled Israel after hiding in a panic room to shelter from Hamas airstrikes.
Wayne Rooney is ready for a quick return to English football after leaving DC United.
Snooker is facing another crisis with top stars choosing Far East exhibition cash over playing in a traditional UK event.

PGMOL, the body responsible for referees in English football, has changed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) process following the controversial incident which saw Liverpool incorrectly denied a goal against Tottenham.
Bukayo Saka will not report for England duty this week, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed.
Lamine Yamal has become the youngest scorer in LaLiga history after netting for Barcelona against Granada on Sunday aged 16 years and 87 days.
Middlesbrough have a £1.5m option to buy Sam Greenwood at the end of his season-long loan from Leeds United.

The fall-out from UEFA's plans to reinstate Russian under-age teams to European competition is causing a huge split within the governing body, putting president Aleksander Ceferin under immense pressure to "revisit" the issue at this week's executive committee meeting.

Ex-Arsenal and Man City midfielder Samir Nasri was minding his own business in the press seats at the Emirates on Sunday, when a Gunners fan suddenly squared up to him and then threw punches at other supporters in the same section.
Paul Pogba is having every cream and supplement in his house analysed as he seeks a defence to fight what could be a career-ending doping ban of up to four years.
Wayne Rooney is firmly in the frame to become the new manager of Birmingham with doubts over the long-term future of current boss John Eustace.
FIFA has taken the previously unprecedented step to host a Q&A, surrounding the bidding processes for both the 2030 and 2034 World Cups.
Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has slammed the plan to hold the 2030 World Cup across six countries as "absurd".
The Ligue 1 match between Montpellier and Clermont on Sunday was abandoned in stoppage time after the visitors' 'keeper was targeted by a firecracker.
France superstar Antoine Dupont will undergo a medical on Monday to determine whether or not he can play in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.

A "devastated" Chris Basham has confirmed that he has undergone surgery for the horror leg injury that he suffered for Sheffield United against Fulham.
Manchester United could reward Victor Lindelof with a new contract.

England players have raised concerns over the state of the dangerous outfield at Dharamsala in the Cricket World Cup after a player narrowly avoided serious injury on the sandy pitch.

Barry Robson admitted he is frustrated with VAR and the way it has now become the main talking point of football after his side's 0-0 draw with St Johnstone.
Lewis Ferguson was the talk of Italian football after his player-of-the-match display against Inter Milan in the San Siro - but Bologna boss Thiago Motta joked he wants to ban him from discussions in an attempt to keep him a hidden secret.

Inter Miami head coach Tata Martino has said "I don't know anything" about rumours linking Argentina legend Lionel Messi, 36, with a loan move to Barcelona during the Major League Soccer close season, which runs from the end of October to February. (Goal)

Wayne Rooney, 37, is in the running to become the manager of Championship side Birmingham City after leaving his role as head coach of DC United in the MLS. (Times)

Rooney will take former England team-mate Ashley Cole and fellow ex-Manchester United player John O'Shea with him to Birmingham City if the club decide to replace current head coach John Eustace. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 26, could be used as part of a swap deal with Napoli for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24. (Express)

Ajax will discuss the future of head coach Maurice Steijn after the Dutch side dropped into the top-flight's bottom three with a third straight defeat in the Eredivisie. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Ajax manager Louis van Gaal, who recently joined the club's supervisory board, was in the stands to watch their latest defeat - 2-1 at home to AZ Alkmaar on Sunday. (Talksport)

Manchester United are tracking Palmeiras midfielder Luis Guilherme and Flamengo winger Lorran, both 17, but could be forced to spend up to £100m to land the Brazilian teenagers. (Star)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag's job could have been at risk if his side had not managed to secure victory over Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday. (Express)

Sevilla hope to find a quick replacement after sacking manager Jose Luis Mendilibar on Sunday. The Basque coach helped Sevilla win a seventh Europa League title last season but has led them to just two wins from eight games in the current La Liga campaign. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan have added France striker Olivier Giroud to their official squad list of goalkeepers following his stoppage-time save in Saturday's victory over Genoa. The 37-year-old took the gloves following a 97th-minute red card for goalkeeper Mike Maignan. (FourFourTwo)

Brentford are considering a £15m January move for Sunderland's 22-year-old English winger Jack Clarke. (Alan Nixon via Chronicle)

German Danny Rohl, 34, who has had coaching roles with RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and the Germany national team, is emerging as favourite to become the next manager at Sheffield Wednesday. (Mail)

Former Chelsea, Newcastle and Crystal Palace forward Loic Remy has announced his retirement, aged 36. The Frenchman has been a free agent since being released by Brest over the summer. (Sun)
Tuesday 10 October 2023 07:11, UK


Benfica star Joao Neves is on Manchester United's radar - he recently signed a new deal with the club which runs through to 2028 and has a release clause of £103m.
Chelsea have agreed to sell Romelu Lukaku to Roma for £37m at the end of the season, according to reports.
Stephanie Frappart will take charge of England's friendly with Australia on Friday to become the first woman to referee a men's international at Wembley.
Wayne Rooney will pocket three times the salary of his predecessor John Eustace if he becomes Birmingham City's new boss.

Referee Stuart Attwell was told to stop the game during Chelsea's win at Burnley on Saturday after allowing it to restart before a VAR review check of Raheem Sterling's goal, which made it 3-1, had been completed.
England have told UEFA they want to play for their place at Euro 2028 by entering qualification along with their four co-hosts - raising the risk that one misses out on their own tournament.
Talks over whether to illuminate the Wembley arch in the colours of Israel's flag when England play Australia are to take place ahead of Friday's friendly.

The UK and Ireland will be announced as the Euro 2028 hosts on Tuesday with economists predicting a £2.6bn boost to the economy from the biggest sports event to come to the British Isles since the London Olympics in 2012.
Wayne Rooney is set to make a return to English football by becoming the next Birmingham City manager after the club sacked John Eustace, with the former Manchester United striker agreeing a deal worth three times what Eustace was earning.
Birmingham City's decision to part company with John Eustace amid a link with Wayne Rooney was criticised by both Jason Burt of The Telegraph and Mark Ogden from ESPN on Back Pages Tonight
Sporting Lisbon have discussed bringing Eric Dier back to the club when his Tottenham Hotspur contract expires next year.
Simon Halliday has demanded that Bill Sweeney retract claims that the RFU received no warning from him about the financial situation at Jersey Reds before the Championship club went bust.
The RFU has confirmed that Henry Arundell will be available for the 2024 Six Nations despite his impending move to France, but the governing body is desperate for him to return home next year.

The growth of the Saudi Pro League and its extensive transfer spending in Europe this summer are "making a lot of people realise that football is becoming too much about money", according to a senior figure in the European Club Association.
Sporting bodies are facing pressure to commemorate the victims of the Hamas attacks in Israel, with the UK government considering plans to display its solidarity with a minute's silence.
Cricket has won its battle to be added to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic programme, and will be joined by squash, lacrosse, flag football and baseball/softball in a bumper programme.
Johan Lange has been appointed as Tottenham's new technical director, replacing Fabio Paratici as the club's key figure in recruitment.

Manchester United will look to offload Jadon Sancho in January if the England forward continues to refuse to apologise to Erik ten Hag.
Mary Earps' England goalkeeper shirts have already sold out after Nike finally put the product on sale following a backlash during the World Cup.
The FA are holding talks over whether to illuminate the Wembley arch in the colours of Israel's flag during England's friendly against Australia on Friday amidst concerns over a potential backlash.
Former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly in line for a managerial recall, should Napoli part ways with Rudi Garcia.
The FA has chosen not to take action over Kyle Walker's heated tunnel bust-up with Arsenal's set-piece coach after the Gunners' 1-0 victory over Manchester City.
David Beckham is reportedly in line for an ambassadorial role at Manchester United, should Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani successfully complete the club's takeover.

Australia and New Zealand are scrambling to come up with solutions to name the 14 stadiums necessary for a World Cup 2034 bid in time for the 31 October deadline, potentially clearing the way for Saudi Arabia even more.

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Saudi Arabia earlier this year has inspired him to move to the Middle Eastern nation later in his career.
Napoli are preparing to sell Victor Osimhen next year and would be open to allowing the star striker to join Arsenal - but only if Gabriel Jesus goes the other way.

It is increasingly likely that Watford technical director Ben Manga and his recruitment team will leave the Championship club following discussions on Monday.
Middlesbrough have a £1.5m option to buy Sam Greenwood at the end of his season-long loan from Leeds United.
Real Madrid's under-17 assistant coach Adria Diaz, who senior figures last week decided to fire over a farewell letter he wrote to Barcelona, is now to stay at the club after an internal backlash.
Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka and his Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel have criticised the decision for their national side to play international friendlies in North America just days before returning to Bundesliga action.
Olivier Giroud has been included in the Serie A team of the week as a goalkeeper after his cameo during AC Milan's 1-0 victory over Genoa on Saturday.
Barcelona defender Jules Kounde has been ruled out for at least one month with a knee injury.

Serie A referee Juan Luca Sacchi is reportedly set to be suspended by the league after he was seen snubbing a handshake from a female assistant prior to officiating Sassuolo and Lecce's clash last weekend.

Danilo has told Rangers fans he hopes to be back on the pitch within three weeks.
Philippe Clement is keen on a move to Rangers amid "ongoing talks" with the Ibrox board - despite having held talks over a potential money-spinning move to Saudi Pro League side Al Shabab.

Former England striker Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal to take over as Birmingham City manager on a salary which is three times more than what John Eustace was on before he was sacked by the Championship side. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are willing to subsidise England winger Jadon Sancho's £300,000-a-week wages in order to offload the 23-year-old on loan in January if he continues to refuse to apologise to manager Erik ten Hag. (Mail)

Manchester United want to sign 19-year-old Benfica midfielder Joao Neves with club scouts keeping an eye on the Portuguese midfielder. (Sun)

Manchester City have also shown interest in the youngster and could beat their rivals to signing him. (90min)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 38, has told Al-Nassr management that he wants to renew his contract until 2027 with the Saudi Pro League club. (Ali Al-Harbi via Mail)

Brazil forward Vinicius Jr has yet to sign a new contract with Real Madrid, with the 23-year-old's current deal running out next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea will allow 30-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan at Roma, leave for about £37m next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sporting Lisbon could make a move to bring England defender Eric Dier, 29, back to the club in January, or when his contract at Tottenham runs out next summer. (Times - subscription required)

Bayern Munich honorary president Uli Hoeness says the German club paid £82m (95m euros) to sign England striker Harry Kane, 30, from Tottenham in the summer rather than £85m (100m euros) plus add-ons that was widely quoted. (BR24 - in German)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is ready to stick with under-pressure French manager Rudi Garcia for the time being, despite the club's poor start to the season in defence of their Serie A title. (Football Italia)

Former Brighton and Chelsea manager, Englishman Graham Potter, is one of three names, along with Croatian Igor Tudor and Argentine Marcelo Gallardo, that Napoli could appoint if they replace Garcia. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Manchester United are in talks with 25-year-old English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka about a new contract. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are also looking to sign two Brazilian 17-year-olds - Palmeiras midfielder Luis Guilherme and Flamengo winger Lorran. (Mirror)

Juventus defender Federico Gatti, 25, will extend his contract with the club until 2028 after returning from international duty with Italy. (Tuttosport, via Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has verbally agreed to sign a new deal with the Spanish club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham will be offered an ambassadorial post at the Old Trafford club if they are taken over by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. (Talksport).

French club Bordeaux want to appoint former Liverpool winger Albert Riera as their new manager - and are in talks with Slovenia's NK Celje to release the Spaniard, 41, from his contract with them. (L'Equipe - in French)
Wednesday 11 October 2023 07:19, UK


The Premier League is facing calls from clubs to provide a formal response to the outbreak of war in Israel, with executives at several of them unhappy at the sport's silence since last Friday's terrorist attack by Hamas.
Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he is still bitter about Ryan Gravenberch rejecting a national team call-up last month.
Manchester United are in a dilemma over what to do with the notoriously leaky roof at Old Trafford.
Tottenham defender Eric Dier and former team-mate Matt Doherty have been trading one-word blows on social media after the latter gave away a penalty in Sunday's 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
Manchester United are in discussions to extend the contract of exciting teenage forward Omari Forson who has been named in the England elite development squad (formerly known as U20s) for games against Romania and Portugal during the international break.
Antony's ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin will hold a formal interview with Greater Manchester Police on Thursday.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was spotted back at the club as he cheered on their women's team in a Champions League qualifier against Paris Saint-Germain.
The World Snooker Tour went to war on Tuesday night with five of its own players by threatening them with legal action if they take part in a non-sanctioned event in Macau.
England are set to be given the chance to play all their Euro 2028 matches at Wembley after UEFA confirmed the UK and Ireland as joint tournament hosts on Tuesday.
Francis Ngannou has handed Tyson Fury another indicator of his prodigious strength by accidentally shattering a shop door in Las Vegas.

Jadon Sancho has "no relationship" with manager Erik ten Hag, according to reports.
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly determined to play at the 2026 World Cup.
Italy and Turkey will co-host Euro 2032, despite the joint bid breaching Uefa's own regulations - the European football governing body's rule states that joint hosts must be neighbouring countries.
Chris Coleman has resigned as Atromitos boss in Greece.
Birmingham City chiefs have known they would be parting company with John Eustace for several weeks and Wayne Rooney was the only target they had in mind.

Jamaica have opened the door to Mason Greenwood resurrecting his international career - three years after the forward was capped by England.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe took a share of a £75m dividend after the Mercedes Formula 1 team recorded a significant jump in profits.
Spain's Jenni Hermoso has claimed that her image has been tarnished following the unsolicited kiss from former president Luis Rubiales, with the striker adding that "no-one protected me".
Brentford striker Ivan Toney is keen on a move to Arsenal when his eight-month ban for breaching the FA's betting rules is up in January.
Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson has undergone a minor operation on his wrist - although he is set to be available for the visit of Arsenal when club football returns after the international break.
PGMOL chief Howard Webb has been told he must urgently stop the practice of referees officiating games in the UAE or Saudi Arabia.

Victor Francos, the Spanish Secretary of State for Sports, believes their men's national team could have done more to support the women's side following former federation president Luis Rubiales' kiss on Jenni Hermoso.
West Brom midfielder John Swift will miss six weeks of action with a calf injury.
Serie A side Salernitana have appointed Filippo Inzaghi as their new head coach.
Diego Alonso has been appointed as Sevilla head coach on a deal until the end of the season.
50 Cent has agreed to sponsor Welsh football team AFC Rumney's girls U14 team.
NHL players won't be allowed to put Pride-themed tape on their sticks while on the ice this season as part of a decision made by the board of governors in June.

The Football Association's slow response to the terror attacks in Israel has been condemned by its former chairman, the Jewish business executive David Bernstein.
Tottenham Hotspur are offering support to the club's Israeli winger Manor Solomon over the Hamas attacks in his home country.

Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham expects Euro 2028 to transform facilities for the grassroots game after describing current standards in the country as "embarrassing".
Israel Dagg, the former All Black, has expressed his concern for the future of the game in New Zealand ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Ireland, believing that "we're losing the heart and the grassroots of New Zealand rugby".
England players have been playing at the Cricket World Cup wearing different shirts because of a printing error on their Castore kits.

Premier League clubs are wary of being seen to take sides in the Middle East conflict and are awaiting guidance from the league over how to commemorate the victims of the attacks in Israel.

The Glazer family will remain Manchester United owners for the January transfer window if they delay their takeover decision beyond November, according to reports.
Donny van de Beek could make a return to the Eredivisie as he continues to be frozen out at Manchester United.

UK and Ireland have been confirmed by Uefa as the hosts of Euro 2028 with the organisers promising affordable tickets for fans.
The World Cup-winning coach Jorge Vilda has denied putting pressure on Spain midfielder Jenni Hermoso to downplay the unsolicited kiss she received from Luis Rubiales, the former president of the Spanish FA.
More than 3,600 tickets are still available for England's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Fiji in Marseille on Sunday, suggesting that fans are yet to be convinced by Steve Borthwick's side.
The ECB will hold talks over the international schedule in 2028 to decide whether to leave a gap in the English summer schedule to accommodate the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has bizarrely name-dropped former Rangers and Hibs star Brandon Barker as one of the toughest opponents he's ever faced.

Rangers have yet to make a final decision on their next manager.

Manchester City are keen to give their Norway forward Erling Haaland, 23, a new contract which will remove a reported £173m release clause and reduce fears that Real Madrid or Barcelona could lure him away. Haaland has 44 goals in 43 Premier League appearances. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

A member of Real Madrid's board says he hopes France striker Kylian Mbappe will choose to join the Spanish club when the 24-year-old's contract with Paris St-Germain runs out next summer. (AS, via Remontada Blanca - in Spanish)

Manchester United have added Sporting Lisbon and Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio, 22, to their list of targets as they look to strengthen their defence next summer. (Mirror)

Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is expected to leave the club in January, with Newcastle United and Everton among those interested in the 27-year-old England international. (The i - subscription required)

Arsenal have been working on a deal to sign England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford and conversations have taken place between the two clubs, while Chelsea are also interested in the 27-year-old. (Teamtalk)

English midfielder Trevoh Chalobah, 24, could leave Chelsea in January, with manager Mauricio Pochettino also looking to sell more players in the next transfer window. (Express)

Jamaica could offer Manchester United's 22-year-old forward Mason Greenwood, who is on loan at Spanish side Getafe, a return to international football - three years after he made a senior appearance for England. (Mirror)

Arsenal are leading the race for 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England Under-21 winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. (Bild - in German)

Manchester City are interested in Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Bayern Munich may be forced to sell the 28-year-old if he does not extend his contract beyond 2025. (90 Min)

Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, is open to a move in January with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund - his former club - both interested. (The i - subscription required)

Inter Milan have ruled out a January move for Chelsea's Albania forward Armando Broja, 22. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is open to taking over as Napoli manager if the Serie A champions dismiss Rudi Garcia. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham are planning to hold talks about a new contract with 28-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma, whose deal runs out in 2025. (Teamtalk)

Jude Bellingham's father gave Manchester City hope of signing him in the summer but the 20-year-old England midfielder only wanted Real Madrid. (Football Transfers)
Thursday 12 October 2023 07:55, UK


Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso has a release clause in his contract that only three clubs can activate, according to reports - Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi has made his decision over a winter transfer, with the Argentine fully focused on Inter Miami and Argentina.
Saudi Arabia's smooth procession to being awarded the 2034 World Cup could be hit by an Australian-led roadblock.
Manchester United fans proclaimed "we're back"... after Erik ten Hag's side beat Barnsley 3-0 in a secret friendly.

Romelu Lukaku has lifted the lid on his nightmare summer after falling out with Inter Milan and being banished by Chelsea before snubbing Saudi Arabia to join Roma, declaring: "There were moments when I felt like I could explode."
James Maddison has admitted the latest international break has come at an "annoying time" with Tottenham having moved to the top of the Premier League after a fine start to the campaign.
Previously unseen footage has emerged of Samir Nasri looking visibly shaken in the aftermath of being confronted by an Arsenal fan during Sunday's game against Manchester City.
Marcus Smith is primed to start at full-back as England captain Owen Farrell returns to the No 10 shirt for the World Cup quarter-final against Fiji with Steve Borthwick set to drop George Ford.
Eddie Hearn has agreed a deal for Conor Benn to fight Chris Eubank Jr in the Middle East on December 23 in the event that Benn is not cleared to box in Britain.
Conor McGregor took another step towards returning to UFC by re-entering the US Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) testing program.
YouTuber Ryan Taylor has reportedly been arrested, forcing his rematch against fellow influencer Swarmz on the undercard of KSI's clash with Tommy Fury on Saturday to be cancelled.

Xabi Alonso will be allowed to leave Bayer Leverkusen next summer if another club comes calling - putting Liverpool on red alert.
Antonio Conte has spoken of a potential return to football amid speculation linking him as the next Napoli boss.
Muslim and Arab players across football, cricket and rugby have held a summit meeting over the Israel-Hamas war.
Rasmus Hojlund has put his full backing behind Marcus Rashford, despite his Manchester United team-mate's dreadful start to the season.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham says the governing body is in favour of live broadcasting video assistant referee conversations to give fans clarity over decisions, but has received opposition from referees.
The Football Association has been told by the Government it would be right to show support for victims of the terror attacks in Israel amid talks over lighting up the Wembley arch in the colours of the country's flag.

The FA will announce plans on Thursday to mark the recent atrocities in Israel at the friendly match between England and Australia, after leading Jewish figures within the game urged them to act.
Charlie Wyett from The Sun and Sam Wallace from The Telegraph discuss whether Wayne Rooney is a good fit for Birmingham after being named manager for the club on a three-and-a-half year deal
Wayne Rooney said he plans to "elevate Birmingham City to the next level" after being appointed the Championship club's new manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Sport England, which invests more than £300m of public money every year, intends to ask sports to do far more to fight the climate crisis as a condition of receiving funding.

Opposition from referees is the biggest obstacle to the discussions between VARs and match officials being broadcast live - but football's lawmakers are expected to look at the issue again, the FA's chief executive Mark Bullingham has said.
The Australian Open is attempting to transform the grand-slam tennis viewing experience by introducing a new self-styled "party court" at next year's tournament.
Fiji's Sam Matavesi is expected to face England despite father's death.

Chelsea outcast Trevoh Chalobah is edging towards a January exit from Stamford Bridge, having failed to play a single competitive minute up to this point in the season. And the Blues could also bid farewell to Malang Sarr and Marc Cucurella.
West Ham first-team coach Kevin Nolan has offered Eden Hazard the opportunity to have a trial at the London side, despite the winger announcing his retirement on Tuesday.
Manchester United have identified two 'perfect' defenders for Erik ten Hag to sign in advance of next season, according to reports in Portugal.
Plans released by golf icon Tiger Woods to develop a new sports bar at St Andrews have left local residents furious.

Steve Clarke says Scotland do not want favours in their Euro 2024 pursuit as he tells his stars "let's do it ourselves".
Scotland manager Steve Clarke insists if they play their own game against Spain they can secure qualification for Euro 2024
Celtic are reportedly keen on landing Gwangju FC's Ho-Yeon Jung in January as the Scottish champions revisit the Korean market.
Spain boss Luis de la Fuente has warned Scotland they will face a better and stronger side than they beat at Hampden in March.

As talks continue over Michael Beale's successor, Rangers' search for their 19th permanent manager is still ongoing, with detailed behind-the-scenes discussions now taking place - but the club will not be rushed into naming a new boss.
Kris Boyd says Rangers need to move quickly in searching for a new manager
Rangers job contender Kevin Muscat has left his current club's fans 'concerned' he could be about to move on. The Australian took charge of Yokohama F. Marinos in their 1-0 win over Urawa Red Diamonds on Wednesday, but supporters have been left fearing he was saying goodbye in the aftermath.

Barcelona are weighing up a move for 31-year-old Arsenal and Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Mirror)

England defender Harry Maguire, 30, has threatened to leave Manchester United if he continues to struggle for regular first-team football under manager Erik ten Hag. (Mail)

Real Madrid have extended the contracts of France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 20, and Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 25, until 2028, with both deals including release clauses of £1bn. (COPE - in Spanish)

Jesse Lingard has boosted his chances of a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq after scoring for Steven Gerrard's side in a friendly on Wednesday. The England forward, 30, has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest this summer. (Goal)

Chelsea have added Napoli and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, 24, to their list of January transfer targets. (ESPN)

Bayer Leverkusen's Spanish boss Xabi Alonso, 41, has a clause in his contract which would allow him to become manager of any of his former clubs - Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich - as early as next summer. (Bild, via Mail)

West Ham, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are interested in 27-year-old Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, who is the leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga so far this season. (90min)

Manchester United are set to extend the contracts of English full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, and Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof, 29, but will take their time before deciding on 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial's future. (ESPN)

Former Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has rejected the chance to become Napoli's next manager, with the Italian, 54, preferring to wait for opportunities elsewhere. (Fabrizio Romano)

Napoli also have former Spain, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Wolves coach Julen Lopetegui on their list of possible replacements for Rudi Garcia. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is interested in signing 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier, whose contract at Tottenham runs out in 2024. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus are keen on signing Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Inter Milan have their sights on West Ham and Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 26, wants to leave Aston Villa after falling out with manager Unai Emery. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are monitoring Porto's 22-year-old Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, Royal Antwerp and Belgium Under-21 midfielder Arthur Vermeeren, along with Bayer Leverkusen and Germany's Florian Wirtz, 20, as they look to strengthen their midfield next season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are also interested in 18-year-old Vermeeren, who is valued at around £15m. (Teamtalk)

Former Paris-St Germain boss Christophe Galtier, 57, is close to becoming the new manager of Qatari side Al-Duhail. (Fabrizio Romano)
Friday 13 October 2023 07:36, UK


Jack Wilshere has held talks with Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids over becoming their new head coach.
Crystal Palace have cleared most of the formal barriers to begin work on the redevelopment of Selhurst Park, but costs have ballooned to around £150m.
Real Madrid have agreed new contracts with Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga.
The completion of Liverpool's Anfield Road Stand redevelopment has been further delayed with the upper tier set to remain closed until the new year.
Watford technical director Ben Manga has left the Championship club.
Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a deal to appoint Danny Rohl as their new manager.

Newcastle are reportedly plotting a January swoop for Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe.
'Peaky Blinders' fan Wayne Rooney says he was given a bakerboy cap synonymous with the show as a gift from the Birmingham city owners
Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle are all in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund's English star Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, according to reports.
West Ham star Tomas Soucek is being lined up by Italian giants Inter Milan ahead of a possible free transfer at the end of the season, according to reports in Italy.
Joao Felix's shockingly low wages have been revealed as Barcelona plan to give him a massive pay rise.
Kalvin Phillips could be offered a shock escape route from Manchester City by Bayern Munich.
Chris Hughton has not given up hope on Eddie Nketiah switching his allegiance to Ghana - despite the Arsenal star being in line for his England debut against Australia.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner in the race to acquire Manchester United ahead of Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Jesse Lingard has played in a friendly for Al-Ettifaq - needing just four minutes to score as he eyes a contract with the Saudi club.
Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan says it's not currently possible to set a timeline for the re-opening of the Anfield Road stand
Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham, Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund and Chelsea defender Levi Colwill are among the 25 finalists for the 2023 Golden Boy award.

Leading Jewish groups have hit out at English football's response to the Hamas attacks in Israel and criticised the Football Association's refusal to light up the Wembley arch in the colours of the Israeli flag.
Gareth Southgate says England will be taking 'great sporting rivals' Australia seriously as he and Jack Grealish talk ahead of their friendly international
Wayne Rooney has said he rejected an offer to manage in Saudi Arabia in favour of a return to England as he outlined his determination to showcase his credentials at Birmingham, who he believes could become "one of the biggest stories" in the game.

The Football Association is in favour of video assistant referee conversations broadcast live to give fans clarity over decisions, but have received opposition from referees.
Former Scotland goalkeeper, David Marshall reluctantly accepts the decision to disallow Scott McTominay's goal against Spain
The Football Association has been accused of sending a message that 'Jews do not count' and letting down England's Jewish community by refusing to light up the Wembley arch in recognition of the Hamas terror attack.
Reading are set to complete a £50m sale to William Storey, the British businessman and former Formula One team backer.
Gareth Southgate says neither he nor the England squad were consulted by the Football Association as to what the appropriate level of tribute would be following the terror attacks in Israel.
Phil Mickelson has accused the four majors of blocking LIV Golf's access to world rankings points to ensure they retain the overwhelming share of the profits generated from their tournaments.

The UK government could be forced to step in and provide funding to complete the construction of Casement Park in Belfast ahead of Euro 2028.
David Marshall thinks there were a lot of positives from Scotland's 2-0 defeat to Spain in their Euro 2024 qualifier

Manchester United takeover bidder Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani has seen his efforts to line up another takeover deal backfire after enquiring about buying control of Champions League finalists Inter Milan, reports suggest.
Manchester United's hopes of recruiting Everton star Amadou Onana in the winter transfer window have been given a significant boost after he refused to commit to his club for the rest of the season.

Andre Onana is reportedly so committed to be a success at Manchester United that he is reluctant to join up with Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations, after telling Erik ten Hag he did not want to end his international retirement.
Manchester United remain undecided over Anthony Martial's future at the club, with the Frenchman's contract set to expire next summer.
The Independent's Miguel Delaney and Rob Draper from the Mail on Sunday, discuss Scotland's disallowed goal and subsequent loss to Spain in their European Qualifier
Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis is ready to hire a new coach - just months after bringing in Rudi Garcia - seeking a manager who can bring more technical prowess to the struggling Serie A team.
The FA has received offers from American private equity firms who want to buy into the Women's Super League ahead of a planned relaunch next season.
Family members of a group of England players are absent from FIFA's post-exam agents list, including Charlie Kane, brother of captain Harry.
Bayern Munich's honorary president, Uli Hoeness, has hit back at Thomas Tuchel's public criticisms over the club's transfer business during the summer.
Tottenham have received reassurances from the NFL that they are happy with facilities at the football stadium ahead of Sunday's clash between the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens.
Logan Paul's bout with Dillon Danis could be under threat after the pair came to blows on Thursday afternoon.

Hyun-jun Yang has told Celtic they haven't seen the best of him yet as he admits European action left him nervous.
Pape Habib Gueye has admitted he is playing catch-up because he had to take a hardline stance to force through his Aberdeen transfer.
Celtic youngster Jacob Donnelly has signed a pre-contract with the club ahead of penning a long-term professional deal.

German champions Bayern Munich are considering a shock move for Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, in January, with manager Thomas Tuchel hoping to strengthen his side's midfield. (Sun)

Manchester City are keen to sign Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos when his contract expires next summer, with City willing to pay the 33-year-old £13m per season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle United have earmarked Arsenal and England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23, as a potential summer transfer target. (Express)

Arsenal Under-18 head coach Jack Wilshere is in contention to become the new manager of Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City are leading the chase for RB Leipzig and Spain forward Dani Olmo, 25, amid interest from Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea. (Mundo Deportivo, via Goal)

West Ham United and France defender Kurt Zouma, 28, is a January transfer target for the Saudi Pro League. The Hammers have identified Manchester United and England centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, and Bayer Leverkusen's Burkinabe defender Edmond Tapsoba, 24, as potential replacements. (90min)

Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo has called Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, a "personal favourite" of his. (Metro)

Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have all been in contact with Royal Antwerp over Belgium Under-21 midfielder Arthur Vermeeren, 18. (90min)

Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all monitoring Schalke's 17-year-old German midfielder Assan Ouedraogo. (Teamtalk)

West Ham want to tie down Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, to a new contract at the club. (Teamtalk)

Manchester City, Arsenal and Burnley want to sign New England Revolution and England Under-19 midfielder Noel Buck, 18. (Athletic)

Manchester City and Manchester United are tracking Sunderland's 16-year-old English goalkeeper Matthew Young. (i - subscription required)

Liverpool will have to fight off competition from Manchester City and Barcelona if they are to sign Lecce's Nigerian defender Dane Patrick Dorgu, 18. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via FourFourTwo)

Real Madrid are interested in signing 22-year-old German defender Malick Thiaw from AC Milan for £17.3m. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The UK government could be provide funding to complete the construction of Casement Park in Belfast, one of the host venues for Euro 2028. (Star)

Streaming service DAZN are set to target the Premier League matches currently owned by Amazon Prime when the next auction for live broadcasting rights takes place in the coming months. (Mail)
Saturday 14 October 2023 08:04, UK


Manchester United are at risk of losing Erik ten Hag's right-hand man Mitchell van der Gaag to Ajax as the Dutch club line him up for their managerial job.
Wales wanted Roy Keane to replace Robert Page as their manager in June.
Harry Maguire could quit Manchester United in January, with West Ham reportedly being encouraged to reignite their interest in the England defender.
Jerome Boateng has been offered to West Ham's Europa League opponents Olympiacos.
Erik ten Hag is "open" to dropping Andre Onana if his poor form for Manchester United continues, according to reports.
Former Arsenal ace Sokratis Papastathopoulos could be on the verge of a spectacular return to football with Bayern Munich.
Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly going head to head in an attempt to sign RB Leipzig star Dani Olmo.

Chelsea have become the first Premier League club to publicly condemn anti-Semitism following the Hamas attacks on Israel this week.
Tottenham Hotspur are facing criticism for their response to the Hamas terror attack in Israel with the chairman of the club's Tribute Trust writing to tender his resignation.
Aston Villa are set to be offered a choice of solutions to the club's 'wet-look' shirt issue by manufacturer Castore amid optimism the issue is on course to be rectified.

Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold has said takeover talks at the club are "ongoing."

Manchester City's Premier League clash with rivals Liverpool has been banned from kicking off at 5.30pm amid concerns over fan trouble.
Liverpool have reportedly approached Max Eberl over becoming the club's new sporting director.
Manchester United have launched an investigation into why their first-team squad has suffered so many injuries.
Eric Cantona's venture into the world of music has taken another step, with the Manchester United legend set to release his debut album, ahead of a sell-out tour.
Four Premier League players have been included on the shortlist for this year's Golden Boy award, including Rasmus Hojlund and Levi Colwill.
Michail Antonio has called Gareth Southgate's failure to call up James Ward-Prowse for England duty during this round of international ties "embarrassing".
The FA faced criticism for banning Israeli flags inside Wembley and declining to light up the famous arches in its colours ahead of England's friendly with Australia - yet at least one sneaked its way into the stadium and was on display during a period of silence that also refused to take sides.
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to offer a whopping £13m-a-year deal to Toni Kroos as the German international will be out of contract at Real Madrid next summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the world's highest-paid footballer list in 2023 with an estimated earning of £214m, according to Forbes.

Sources close to Sheikh Jassim's camp insist nothing has changed despite reports that Manchester United's board will hold a meeting next week that could see Sir Jim Ratcliffe's offer to buy a share in the club approved.
Richard Arnold has been criticised by Manchester United fans online after his attempts to talk up the club's "clear long-term strategy" amid their current poor form.
Muslim and Arab players across football, cricket and rugby have held a summit meeting over the Israel-Hamas war.
Former Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has indicated his summer move to Monaco came because of what "people higher up" wanted to do, having held productive conversations with manager Mikel Arteta before his exit.

Image:Folarin Balogun left Arsenal for Monaco this summer
A UEFA insider has confirmed referee Serdar Gozubuyuk made a key mistake by not signalling for offside when Scott McTominay's goal against Spain was controversially disallowed.

The chairman of the Israeli Professional Football Leagues has said he is "shocked, amazed and disappointed beyond words" at the Premier League's reluctance to issue an unequivocal condemnation of the Hamas attacks on Israel.
The president of the Benin football federation (FBF) is facing a potential legal battle after it was claimed a club he owns circumvented a FIFA transfer ban by changing its name.

The Premier League is expected to issue guidance to clubs regarding a range of match day operational matters due to the war in Israel and Gaza.
U.S. men's national team coach Gregg Berhalter said his relationship with Gio Reyna is "moving forward".
Barcelona lead the way with four nominees for the 2023 Golden Girl award.
Manchester United have decided to make major changes to their scouting setup at both youth and first-team level.

More evidence has emerged this week of the cosy relationship between Fifa and Saudi Arabia that is expected to result in the Gulf state hosting the 2034 World Cup.
Australia, who had been seriously considering a bid for the World Cup, were not given any advance notice of Fifa's sudden announcement that it was launching the 2034 bid process.
The proposed takeover of Reading by the businessman William Storey could be a tricky one for the EFL to approve given that his energy drinks company, Rich Energy, which once sponsored the Formula One team Haas, went into liquidation.
Ben Stokes appears ready to play his first match of the World Cup after coming through an extensive training session at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi before England's group game against Afghanistan on Sunday.
The Diamond League event in London in July led to UK Athletics suffering "substantial losses" of several hundreds of thousands of pounds, deepening the financial crisis at the national federation.

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head to sign Wolves star Pedro Neto in the January transfer window, but the Reds may have an advantage in the race as they look to find a successor for their talisman Mohamed Salah.

Armando Broja has returned to Chelsea's training ground after a brief spell with the Albanian national team.

Philippe Clement wants a long-term commitment from Rangers if he is to agree to become the next Ibrox boss after seeing the Light Blues board pull the trigger early on Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Michael Beale.
The two remaining runners in the race to become Rangers manager - Phillipe Clement and Kevin Muscat - hope to find out this weekend which of them will replace Michael Beale.
Brilliant Ben Doak gave the watching Steve Clarke food for thought as Scotland U21s lit a fuse under their Euro qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Hungary.

Nicolas Raskin has reaffirmed his dream of one day leaving Ibrox to play in the Premier League.
Israeli football pundit Avishai Sela has declared Liel Abada's time at Celtic "finished" amid rising tensions in the Gaza region.

West Ham are considering a fresh approach for England defender Harry Maguire, 30, in January should his lack of playing time at Manchester United continue. (ESPN)

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Crystal Palace and England defender Marc Guehi, 23, ahead of a potential move next summer. (South London Press)

Barcelona are interested in Brighton and Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 26. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are ready to let 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial leave the club in January. (Football Insider)

Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, who was last capped by England in 2021, is edging closer to signing for Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq but is unable to make his debut until January due to a foreign players' rule in Saudi Arabia. (Sky Sports)

Juventus are expecting competition from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Brighton for the signature of Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine midfielder Georgiy Sudakov, 21. (TEAMtalk)

Juventus are considering a move for Manchester United's England winger Jadon Sancho, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Wales considered sacking manager Rob Page and appointing former Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane earlier this year. (Sun)

Manchester United have launched an investigation to try and establish why the squad has suffered so many injuries this season. (Mail)

AC Milan want to bring in Real Betis and Spain left-back Juan Miranda, 23 as an understudy for Theo Hernandez. (Sky Sports Italia)

Arsenal under-18 boss Jack Wilshere, the 31-year-old former England midfielder, is in the running to become the new head coach of MLS side Colorado Rapids. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool are interested in making German Max Eberl their sporting director. The 50-year-old, who is also wanted by Bayern Munich, recently left the same role at RB Leipzig. (Bild - in German)

Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all want Palmeiras' Brazilian duo Estevao, 16, and Luis Guilherme, 17 - a forward and midfielder respectively. (90min)

Philippe Clement wants a four-year contract if he is to become Rangers manager, with Saudi club Al-Shabab also interested in the Belgian. (Record)

Ajax are interested in making Manchester United assistant boss Mitchell van der Gaag their manager if they sack current coach Maurice Steijn. (Mirror)

Real Madrid and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 20, is the joint most valuable player in La Liga according to new data. His £130m valuation put him level with Real team-mate Vinicius Jr. (Transfermarkt)

Sources close to Sheikh Jassim's camp insist nothing has changed despite reports that Manchester United's board will hold a meeting next week that could see Jim Ratcliffe's offer to buy a stake in the club approved. (Mirror)
Sunday 15 October 2023 08:23, UK


Liverpool have made Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sane their No 1 target to replace Mo Salah if the Anfield legend eventually leaves for Saudi Arabia.
Troy Deeney has admitted he would love to manage his former club Watford in the future and is already making an effort to rebuild his relationship with senior members of staff after previous home truths he disclosed on a podcast.
Romelu Lukaku has vowed to lift the lid on his Chelsea transfer saga but the now Roma striker says he will only do so "when the time is right".
Fans of Strasbourg, who are part of the same US-owned portfolio of clubs as Chelsea, have launched a strong condemnation of the multi-club ownership model amid concerns they could potentially become just a breeding ground for young players.
Vinicius Junior has admitted he will return to Flamengo before his career is over, even as he closes in on a new contract at Real Madrid.
Bruno Guimaraes' new contract at Newcastle contains a clause that would let him join Barcelona for a cut-price fee.
Ryan Gravenberch has lauded his new Liverpool team-mate Dominik Szoboszlai - describing his ball-striking ability as "crazy".

Manchester United's board is set to vote on selling a minority stake in the club to British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe after Sheikh Jassim's Qatari group claimed to have withdrawn from the race.

Vinicius Jr says he was texting Jude Bellingham "for months" to try and persuade him to join Real Madrid, eventually succeeding with the same behaviour which tempted Eduardo Camavinga to head for Spain's capital 12 months earlier.
Reports in Spain have suggested Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen could be a summer transfer target for Barcelona after he rejected a move to Burnley last summer.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and his consortium are reportedly looking to add to its growing portfolio by purchasing Portuguese club Sporting CP.

Manchester United have ruled out any chance of Scott McTominay leaving Old Trafford in January after spending much of the last summer window trying to sell him.
Manchester City are giving rising starlet Oscar Bobb a new long-term contract.

Prospective Everton owners 777 Partners are hoping to broker a deal with "super fans" Andy Bell and George Downing, who invested £80m into the club while working with previous bidders MSP Capital.
Crystal Palace are braced for a bid in excess of £50m from Manchester United for defender Marc Guehi but it might not come until next summer.
Barcelona have been "seduced" by Kaoru Mitoma's exploits with Brighton and could firm up their interest in signing him next summer if the Japan international does not sign a contract extension with the Premier League club.

Image:Kaoru Mitoma has attracted interest from Barcelona according to reports
Former Liverpool defender Igor Biscan has set his sights on a managerial job in Britain.
Andre Onana could make a stunning return to Inter Milan one day, according to their CEO Giuseppe Marotta.
Liverpool are interested in signing Lecce wonderkid Patrick Dorgu, according to reports.

Jordan Henderson has felt the staunch support of the England dressing room after being booed by the Wembley crowd, with Kieran Trippier talking up his strength of character and saying nothing could divide the squad.

Paraguay international Antonio Sanabria has denied claims he spat at Lionel Messi during their clash with Argentina and revealed he has received death threats since the incident on Friday.
Norwich City are facing a fight to keep hold of emerging young attacker Jon Rowe, with Aston Villa and Crystal Palace among the teams showing an interest in the 20-year-old who scored on his England U21 debut on Thursday.
Reports in Germany have suggested former Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos could be on his way to Bayern Munich as they deal with a significant injury crisis at the back.
Martin Odegaard has labelled leaving Real Madrid to join Arsenal as the 'best decision' after previously moving to the Santiago Bernabeu aged just 16.

Image:Martin Odegaard has impressed for Arsenal this season
Dawid Malan is ripping up the final two years of his Yorkshire contract in a bid to prolong his England career.

Tottenham are ready to make a loan offer for one of Ange Postecoglou's former Celtic players with a deal on the cards for Al Ittihad outcast Jota.
Michael Beale has declared that "his next decision will be the most important one" after being shown the door by Rangers.
Spain keeper Unai Simon says it was the right decision to rule out Scott McTominay's wonder strike for Scotland.

Brighton transfer guru Sam Jewell is wanted by Rangers as their new director of football.
Wayne Rooney wants Rangers keeper Jack Butland to quit Ibrox and join him at Birmingham City.
Mike Mulraney has confirmed he's written to UEFA demanding answers over Scott McTominay's disallowed wonder strike - but the SFA president insists they are not asking for VAR audio to be released.
The Tartan Army has called for Hampden to get a big-money makeover in time for Euro 2028.

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester United's Jadon Sancho in June, if they can agree a cut-price deal. The 23-year-old England winger has also been linked with a loan move to Juventus. (Sport - in Spanish)

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has refused to rule out the possibility of Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 27, returning to the Serie A club after a stuttering start to his time at Manchester United following a summer move from the San Siro. (Mail on Sunday)

Bruno Guimaraes, 25, has a clause in his new contract at Newcastle United that would allow the Brazil midfielder to join Barcelona for a fee of 65-70m euros (£56.4m-£60.7m). (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool have made Germany forward Leroy Sane, 27, their number one target to replace Mohamed Salah, 31, if the Egyptian leaves and could break their transfer record to land the Bayern Munich star. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid's Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 23, says he texted England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 20, to convince him to switch from Borussia Dortmund to the Bernabeu in the summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made a three-hour phone call to Bellingham before his move to Real Madrid in a bid to persuade the England international to join his Treble winners. (Cadena Ser via Goal)

Midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, is weighing up a move away from Manchester City in January over concerns his lack of playing time may hinder his chances of making Gareth Southgate's Euro 2024 squad. (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League sides monitoring Norwich's England Under-21 forward Jon Rowe, 20, who has 18 months left on his contract at Carrow Road. (Mail on Sunday)

English midfielder Charlie Patino, 19, wants to secure a long-term future at parent club Arsenal when his current loan spell at Swansea ends. (Mail on Sunday)

Barcelona are lining up a summer move for Chelsea's Netherlands left-back Ian Maatsen, 21, who turned down a £32m move to Burnley in the summer and is out of contract in June. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, is set to stay at the club for the rest of the season, with manager Erik ten Hag ruling out a January move away for the Scotland international. (Daily Star Sunday)

Prospective Everton owners 777 Partners is hoping to agree a deal with businessmen and Toffees fans Andy Bell and George Downing, who have already invested £80m into the club as part of a previous bid by MSP Capital. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are ready to make a move for RB Leipzig's Spain midfielder Dani Olmo, 25, next summer. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland are interested in signing former France midfielder Yann M'Vila, 33, who is a free agent after leaving Olympiakos at the end of last season. (RMC Sport - in French)

Former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, must wait until January before he can sign for Al-Ettifaq because the club needs to offload some foreign players first in order to comply with Saudi Pro League rules. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham, Brentford and Wolves watched Atletico Mineiro left-back Guilherme Arana play for Brazil against Venezuela last week, with the Hammers ready to make a January bid for the 24-year-old. (90Min)
Monday's newspapers


Sheikh Jassim was planning to sign PSG star Kylian Mbappe, along with Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman and Real Madrid's Eduardo Camavinga had his takeover of Manchester United succeeded.

Reports in Italy have suggested Roma boss Jose Mourinho is looking to reunite with one of his former Tottenham players as Eric Dier has emerged as a target for the Serie A club.

Summer signing Matheus Franca is ready for his Crystal Palace debut after injury and could be involved as soon as Saturday's trip to Newcastle.

Tom Davies has handed Sheffield United another severe injury concern amid reports he suffered a torn thigh muscle in training.

Did Glazers ever want to sell Man Utd? 'Sheikh Jassim offered double!'

Kaveh Solhekol questions whether the Glazer family ever wanted to sell Manchester United with Sir Jim Ratcliffe close to agreeing a deal for 25 per cent of the club

Ineos will explore how to expand a rebuilt Old Trafford into a 90,000-seater stadium if Sir Jim Ratcliffe is successful with his offer to buy a stake in Manchester United.

The future of a number of senior officials at Manchester United, including Richard Arnold and John Murtough, will be up in the air should Sir Jim Ratcliffe take control of football operations at the club when his purchase of a minority stake is completed.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe's purchase of a minority 25 per cent stake in Manchester United still has a way to go before being concluded with lengthy negotiations still expected before completion and even more in the future should he wish to increase his stake.


The head of Chelsea's new £40m shirt sponsor - Infinite Athlete's Charlie Ebersol - says he has full belief in Todd Boehly's plans for the club and says he will be at the club in the long-term.

Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet wants to build a dynasty in the mould of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United after his side's Grand Final win over Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

Nice defender Youcef Atal has apologised for an anti-semitic post on Instagram but he will still face an investigation by French football authorities.

New Birmingham City manager Wayne Rooney said he turned down an offer to manage in Saudi Arabia before taking on his new challenge in the Championship.

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Eric Dier to Roma.

Eyebrows were raised at Everton's training ground recently, when scouts were asked to pay for cups of tea and coffee at an Under 18s match.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe will take immediate control of football operations at Manchester United should his 25 per cent investment be ratified by the club's board - possibly as early as this week.

Dorking manager Marc White delivered what is surely the most brutal post-match assessment in FA Cup history following his team's 2-0 derby defeat against Horsham on Saturday.


Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is the subject of transfer interest from Premier League rivals Newcastle United ahead of the January window.

Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to score 1,000 career goals before he calls time on his storied career.


Arsenal or Manchester City could benefit from Tottenham's failure to secure a trial spell for New England Revolution teenager Noel Buck, whose MLS performances have been noticed by a series of Europe's top clubs.


Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen has admitted he is "annoyed" by how well Jude Bellingham's career with rivals Real Madrid has started and says he has lost count of how many goals the England star has scored.


Sergio Perez's future with the Red Bull F1 team remains cloudy amid reports in Brazil that Daniel Ricciardo could return to his previous role as early as 2024.

Andre Onana could be offered an escape route away from Old Trafford after a woeful start to his Manchester United career.


Matt O'Riley reveals he had to travel incognito after answering Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand's SOS.


Potential Spurs target Jota made his return to the Al-Ittihad side in a friendly against Al-Wahda on Sunday and proved his point to Nuno Espirito Santo by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win.

Arsenal and England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23, is the subject of interest from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, Arsenal are interested in signing Aston Villa's 27-year-old England striker Ollie Watkins in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are being linked to West Ham's Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek, 28, and Leicester City's Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 27. (FC Inter News - in Italian)

West Ham are set to intensify contract talks with Soucek, who is set to become a free agent next summer. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are ready to sell English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, in January amid interest from German champions Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano, via Goal)

Paris St-Germain will make a final contract renewal offer to France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, next week - possibly with a low release clause - with Real Madrid waiting to see what comes of discussions. (Sport - in Spanish)

Greece boss Gus Poyet says he would like to manage the Republic of Ireland at some point, having led his side to two wins over the Irish in Euro 2024 qualifying. (Irish Independent)

Manchester City stand to earn more than £8m through a sell-on clause if Liverpool sign Bayern Munich and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 27. (Mirror)

Jim Ratcliffe's potential 25% investment in Manchester United is far from completed with the British billionaire and club owners the Glazers set for long negotiations. (Independent)

If the investment is successful, Ratcliffe's Ineos group wants to expand the capacity of Old Trafford to 90,000. (Times)

Bayern Munich and Barcelona both want to sign Bayer Leverkusen's German attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, 20. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are in no rush to sell Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, 26, but would consider a deal if the price was right. (90min)

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be Charlotte FC's new manager after team president Joe LaBue wrote on social media that the Norwegian was only visiting the MLS club's facility. (Manchester Evening News)
Tuesday 17 October 2023 07:34, UK


Real Madrid are reported to have scouted Jude Bellingham's younger brother Jobe when he featured for England's U19 side against Montenegro last week.
Manchester United senior staff have been left stunned by the takeover U-turn.
Manchester United are stepping up security around Old Trafford ahead of their return in the Champions League next Tuesday, closely followed by their first derby against City at the end of the month, amid growing displeasure that the Glazers appear to be staying as majority owners.
Arsenal forward Kai Havertz has signed a lucrative deal with Puma and will be one of the faces of their new range of "FUTURE" boots.
Former Brentford and West Ham youth player Kaine Wright has been jailed for three years after being convicted of conspiracy to convert criminal property for his part in the attempted sale of a stolen painting valued at nearly £2m.

Newcastle have reportedly been told that Sandro Tonali will be free to face Crystal Palace when the Premier League returns this weekend despite his involvement in an Italian betting probe.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are considering their options for a new sporting director should they decide to move on from Jorg Schmadtke at the end of the season.

Former Southampton and Tottenham recruitment guru Paul Mitchell is a potential candidate to become part of Manchester United's backroom team if Sir Jim Ratcliffe's purchase of a minority stake in the club is completed.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol explains what Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to purchase 25 per cent of Manchester United will mean for the club.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe's plan for a radical overhaul of Manchester United's football department will be welcomed by manager Erik ten Hag according to Old Trafford sources.
Italy's betting scandal is focused on more than 40 players with high-profile names including Newcastle's Sandro Tonali and Aston Villa's Niccolo Zaniolo just among the first names to be released as part of the investigation.
Chelsea fear summer signing Romeo Lavia will not be able to make his first-team debut until December as his ankle injury remains an issue.
Joao Felix says he is comfortable with his form since joining Barcelona in the summer and has admitted he struggled to achieve anything like it during his time with Atletico Madrid or Chelsea.

Barcelona captain Sergi Roberto could be the next of Lionel Messi's former team-mates to join him at Inter Miami - he is weighing up his options for next summer when his contract expires.

The Government has told the Football Association it needs to do "much more" to show support for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Israel after criticism over their decision not to light the Wembley Arch in support ahead of the friendly against Australia last week.
England manager Gareth Southgate has been urged by former Chelsea and West Ham boss Avram Grant to condemn the Hamas terrorist attack.
Manchester United's football hierarchy are hoping to convince Sir Jim Ratcliffe they can lead the club forward, despite the threat of an overhaul under the Ineos owner.
Ellis Genge says England's rugby players are enjoying their World Cup villains tag as they prepare for a semi-final against South Africa on Saturday.
The British Ju Jitsu Association is "urgently" reviewing its policy on trans inclusion after being branded "jerks" by tennis legend Martina Navratilova for allowing transgender women to fight in their female categories.

Two Wales rugby supporters are in hospital in Marseille after allegedly being attacked by England fans following the semi-final against Fiji on Sunday afternoon, with one British man in his mid-30s being arrested in the city for possession of cocaine.
Michael Atherton says England's pace bowlers have been exposed at the Cricket World Cup in India and feels the time has come for all-rounder Chris Woakes to be dropped from the team.

Antonio Conte has confirmed he turned down a lucrative offer to coach in Saudi Arabia and wants to try "an experience in Rome or Napoli one day".

Steven Davis and Alex Rae are candidates to remain on Rangers' coaching staff as Philippe Clement wants someone with a "deep understanding" of the club by his side.
Scotland's Euro 2024 qualifying heroes will split a near £1m bonus pot as reward for sealing another finals place.
Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell has underlined his ambitions to play for England one day after considering quitting football before making the move to Ibrox.

Celtic are considering a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is expected to leave the Italian club when his contract expires at the end of the season, with no talks lined up about extending his deal. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)

Former Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he would one day be interested in managing Roma or Napoli, and that he turned down the Saudi Arabia national team. (Il Corriere della Sera, via Football Italia)

Juventus are continuing to monitor 28-year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who Tottenham value at about £30m and is also wanted by Atletico Madrid. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United are targeting a move for 23-year-old Crystal Palace and England defender Marc Guehi, who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs. (Football Insider)

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani could turn his attentions to investing in Tottenham after withdrawing from the process to buy Manchester United. (Mirror)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's plans to complete an overhaul of Manchester United's football department are set to be welcomed by manager Erik ten Hag as part of his desire to raise standards at the club. (Mail)

However, Ten Hag is unlikely to be given much money for the transfer market if Ratcliffe's proposed bid is accepted, as financial fair play restrictions make it difficult for any investor to provide extra resources for use on signings. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are considering offering Leon Bailey a new contract, with the 26-year-old Jamaica winger's current deal running out in June 2025. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are confident of agreeing a new deal with 26-year-old England defender Ben White, who is happy at the club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City and West Ham are expected to try to sign Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen if the 21-year-old, who has also been linked with Barcelona, does not sign a new Chelsea contract beyond the end of the season. (Teamtalk)

Everton are interested in Corinthians' Brazilian winger Wesley Gassova, 18 - but they would face competition from teams in Spain and Portugal. (Teamtalk)

Germany centre-back Malick Thiaw, 22, wants to stay at AC Milan despite interest from Real Madrid and West Ham. (Calcio Mercato)

Borussia Monchengladbach will trigger a clause to extend 21-year-old French midfielder Man Utd Kone's contract by a year so it runs until 2026. (Rheinische Post, via Get German Football News)

Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19, who has yet to make his Chelsea debut since joining from Southampton in the summer, is set to be sidelined until the end of November with an ankle injury sustained in training. (Mail)
Wednesday 18 October 2023 07:25, UK


Sir Jim Ratcliffe questioned Manchester United's transfer policy when he visited Old Trafford in March, with the deal that brought veteran midfielder Casemiro to the club being highlighted as what he sees as questionable recruitment.
French Football expert Jonathan Johnson explains how Sir Jim Ratcliffe OGC Nice have faired under his ownership
Shadreck Mlauzi, head coach of the Zimbabwe women's team, has been remanded in police custody after being accused of indecent assault against a female member of staff during a tournament in South Africa.
Stephen Maguire's shock decision to step down as UK Athletics chief came about following months of bickering and tension over budgets ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Manchester United's board is unlikely to make a final decision on Sir Jim Ratcliffe's 25 per cent purchase of the club when they meet on Thursday with a deal more likely to be rubber-stamped in the next fortnight.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol explains what Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to purchase 25 per cent of Manchester United will mean for the club
Newcastle United are braced for summer signing Sandro Tonali to be handed a significant playing ban as part of an investigation into illegal betting in Italy which has already seen Nicolo Fagioli handed a year-long suspension of which he will have to serve seven months.
Ineos will continue their partnership with Tottenham Hotspur despite owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe being on the verge of taking a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United.
Springbok legend Joel Stransky, a World Cup winner in 1995, says South Africa will comfortably beat England in Saturday's semi-final and Steve Borthwick's side "doesn't excel in any area".
Dina Asher-Smith is leading the demand for answers after the sudden departure of UK Athletics technical director Stephen Maguire, who had overseen Great Britain's record-equalling World Championship performance earlier this year.
Former England spinner Alex Hartley is set to become the latest woman to begin coaching a men's team when she takes on a role as specialist spin coach with Pakistan Super League side Multan Sultans.

Liverpool are waiting on results of a scan which could decide whether Andrew Robertson needs surgery on a dislocated shoulder that could rule him out for up to four months.

Premier League clubs are preparing to offer support to their Belgian and Swedish players as they return from the international match in Brussels which had to be abandoned after the murder of two supporters in the city.
Harry Kane was finally able to say farewell to former Tottenham team-mates and friends on their staff when England trained at his old base ahead of their clashes with Australia and Italy.
Sheffield United Women's manager Jonathan Morgan has stepped away from the team following a formal complaint about his alleged behaviour which is now being investigated by the club.
Paolo Di Canio has revealed he turned down the chance to become Roberto Mancini's assistant with the Saudi Arabia national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Saudi Arabia has seen him tumble from first to 27th in a list of sport's most-marketable stars, which is now topped by his rival Lionel Messi ahead of LeBron James. England's Lucy Bronze is 15th and Harry Kane 22nd.
Paul Parker has slammed football YouTuber Mark Goldbridge for what he sees as playing a part in Manchester United's problems, claiming Goldbridge doesn't even support the club he claims to and is rather a Nottingham Forest fan.

Newcastle will not countenance any kind of approach from Manchester United for their sporting director Dan Ashworth, who has been linked as becoming part of an expected backroom overhaul at Old Trafford.

Image:Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth commenced his role at the club in June 2022

Harry Kane has said goodbye to his ex-Tottenham team-mates and staff after he was granted permission to reconnect with them at Enfield on Tuesday.
Joel Matip believes Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool 2.0 has evolved into a different style - but the old mentality remains as massive as ever.
N'Golo Kante has spoken out in favour of the Saudi Pro League, where he now plays for Al Ittihad, amid reports emerging a host of high-priced stars are unhappy in the Kingdom.

Chelsea could still opt to move away from Stamford Bridge despite securing a sliver of land behind the West Stand, which seemed to be a key moment for their attempts to expand their current home.
Virgil van Dijk and Wout Weghorst slammed the state of the pitch at the OPAP Arena in Athens after the Netherlands' 1-0 win over Greece, Van Dijk saying it was "terrible" and Weghorst branding it the "worst pitch" he had played on.
David Raya is already eyeing his next transfer… just two months after signing for Arsenal on loan from Brentford.
Robert Page has felt undermined by Wales chief executive Noel Mooney for over a year.
Former Premier League star Anwar El Ghazi has been suspended by German club Mainz just one month after joining.

Manchester United have reportedly told Mason Greenwood he has no future at Old Trafford regardless of how well he performs during a loan spell in Spain with Getafe.
Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell has revealed he almost quit football after being relegated to the U23 side at his former club Norwich City.

Thiago Silva is remaining tight-lipped on his future amid reports that he could bring an end to his time at Chelsea and re-join Fluminense.

Celtic are considering a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin as they look for a long-term replacement for Joe Hart, whose contract expires next summer.
Cameron Carter-Vickers says he is happy at Celtic but is not ruling out having another attempt to succeed in the Premier League if the right offer comes in.

Rangers are set to appoint a new director of football in the coming weeks.

Newcastle United are preparing a bid for Manchester City's 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (Mail)

Bayern Munich have spoken to Manchester City about Phillips' situation, but Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, remains Bayern's top target. (90 Min)

AC Milan are interested in Manchester United's 30-year-old England defender Harry Maguire. (Sun)

Manchester United could bid for Crystal Palace's 23-year-old England defender Marc Guehi in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester City's Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23, is a target for Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona sporting director Deco has contacted Frenkie de Jong's agents to discuss renewing the 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder's contract. (Sport - in Spanish)

Deco says it will be difficult for Barcelona to add to their squad in January because of their financial position. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs interested in 20-year-old Germany forward Jamal Musiala, whose contract at Bayern Munich runs until 2026. (Sport Bild - in German)

Liverpool sent scouts to watch 22-year-old Sporting defender Goncalo Inacio in Portugal's 5-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday. (90min)

Liverpool are monitoring Schalke's 17-year-old German midfielder Assan Ouedraogo. (Sky Sports Germany)

Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 29, expects Manchester United to trigger a one-year extension clause in his contract, with 12 months left on his current deal. (90min)

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 35, thought he would have to retire because of injuries last season before returning to Manchester United in the summer. (90min)

Former Tottenham head of recruitment Paul Mitchell is favourite to become sporting director at Manchester United, putting current football director John Murtough's job at risk.
Thursday 19 October 2023 08:00, UK


Newcastle are weighing up a move for in-form Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface, while they could also target Manchester City's out-of-favour midfielder Kalvin Phillips in January.
Liverpool have been keeping a very close eye on Chelsea and Arsenal target Victor Osimhen, Napoli's star striker.
Sofyan Amrabat has become the latest Manchester United star to suffer an injury.
Controversial ex-referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz is reportedly set to replace disgraced Luis Rubiales as president of the Spanish Football Federation.
Phil Foden showed off his defensive instincts in England training to deny Harry Kane of a certain goal. Credit: @England
Thiago Silva has hinted at a return to Fluminense next year.
Inter Miami manager Gerardo Martino has confirmed he is keen on signing former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez.
The French Professional Football League is at risk of disappearing from TV screens as they received zero bids for broadcasting rights.

Everton's disciplinary hearing into the club's alleged breach of Premier League spending rules is taking place in secret this week.
San Marino's players have refused to back down over Rasmus Hojlund's claims that he was targeted during Denmark's Euro 2024 qualifier against the nation on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi has shot down the rumours that he will leave Inter Miami on loan once the Major League Soccer season completely concludes.
Harry Maguire has been slammed by England's LGBT supporters after claiming those that booed Jordan Henderson were "not proper fans".
Harry Maguire defended team-mate Jordan Henderson after he received some boos from the crowd when he came on as a substitute
The NFL has entered discussions with Madrid's city council over staging a game in the Spanish capital next season.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is hoping his proposed deal to buy a minority stake in Manchester United will go through in time for the January transfer window
Kaveh Solhekol gives the latest updates on Sir Jim Ratcliffe's attempts to buy a 25 per cent stake of Manchester United
Thierry Henry admits he was speechless during the first half of France's World Cup quarter-final against South Africa and was left in awe of Antoine Dupont.

Jadon Sancho has been urged by senior members of Manchester United's squad to apologise to Erik ten Hag and will be made available for transfer in January if he fails to act on that advice.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe questioned Manchester United's recent transfer policy during his visit to the club in March, with the prospective new minority owner citing the previous summer's acquisition of Casemiro as an example of what he views as questionable recruitment.

The Premier League will issue guidance to its clubs later this week advising them to prohibit Israel and Palestine flags inside stadiums.
Sergi Roberto has sustained a calf injury and is set for a spell on the sidelines, Barcelona have confirmed.
Manchester United have opened a new "high-performance training base" for their women's and academy teams.
Jose Reyes Lopez, the son of the late Jose Antonio Reyes, has signed his first professional contract with Real Madrid.

Kalvin Phillips is set to be offered a January route out of Manchester City to keep his Euro 2024 dream alive thanks to the Italian betting scandal - with Juventus and Newcastle expected to be forced into the market.
Everton could owe 777 Partners £60m by the time its planned takeover of the club is approved or blocked after being loaned another £20m by their prospective new owners.
Talks to establish a British and Irish 'super league' that would also include clubs from South Africa and Italy have taken place between executives from the Home Unions and the leagues.
Andrew Flintoff's return to cricket is set to continue when he joins the England Lions coaching staff on their training camp in the United Arab Emirates next month.
Phil Mickelson has warned the PGA Tour that there will "undoubtedly" be another exodus of the circuit's players to the LIV Golf League, regardless of the ongoing merger negotiations with the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Chelsea captain Reece James is a major doubt to face Arsenal after suffering an injury setback.
Tottenham captain Heung-Min Son has confirmed he wanted to play for South Korea despite ongoing injury struggles.

Warren Gatland has backed England to surprise South Africa in the World Cup semi-final in Paris on Saturday and use the hurt of losing the final in 2019 as motivation.
Tyson Fury sent a passionate good luck message to England ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has welcomed the return of Maik Nawrocki after injury.
Cameron Carter-Vickers is leaving the door open for a potential return to the Premier League one day.

Steven Naismith has made his feelings clear on Rangers' option to recall Alex Lowry from his loan at Hearts - and the Gorgie boss reckons the midfielder has turned his potential in to 'real quality' since arriving in the capital.
Rangers chief James Bisgrove admits sacking Michael Beale was a painful process he hopes he won't have to repeat "for a long, long time".

Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in the chase for 24-year-old Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, who is rated at around £95m. (Sun)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 36, has quashed speculation that he will leave Inter Miami on loan to play for another club once the MLS season ends. (ESPN)

Inter Miami hope to bring Uruguay and Gremio striker Luis Suarez, 36, to the club to join up with former Barcelona team-mate Messi. (Mirror)

Chelsea's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, 39, has hinted at a return to Fluminense next year, with his contract with the Blues expiring in the summer. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are ready to offer England forward Jadon Sancho, 23, an escape route from Manchester United in January. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich are considering an emergency move for Greek former Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 35, as they try to minimise the impact of a growing injury crisis. (Mirror)

Borussia Monchengladbach have triggered an option to extend France midfielder Man Utd Kone's contract amid interest from Liverpool, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the 22-year-old. (90min)

Newcastle are weighing up a move for Bayer Leverkusen and Nigeria striker Victor Boniface, 22. (Sun)

Bayern Munich are confident of tying Germany midfielder Jamal Musiala down to a new deal amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester City, with the 20-year-old's current contract running until 2026. (90min)

Arsenal loanee David Raya, 28, says he would be interested in moving to La Liga with the Spain goalkeeper looking unlikely to return to Brentford. (Sun)

Italian former West Ham forward Paolo di Canio has revealed he turned down the chance to join Roberto Mancini's coaching set-up with the Saudi Arabia national team. (La Stampa, via Sun)

England legend Chris Waddle could be making a remarkable comeback to football aged 62 with the world's second oldest club. (Alan Biggs)

Rangers have approached Brighton's head of recruitment Sam Jewell, who is behind some of the Seagulls' biggest signings. (Star)
Friday 20 October 2023 07:21, UK


Eddie Howe will swiftly rule himself out of the running to become the next England manager despite the Football Association putting him on a shortlist of potential candidates to replace Gareth Southgate.
Ian Poulter retains his love for the Ryder Cup after missing out on this year's victory for Team Europe in Italy, but says there is no chance his time with LIV Golf will end prematurely as it remains "business as usual" for the tour despite the PGA Tour deal.
Boris Becker will not be able to coach his new charge Holger Rune at Wimbledon for the foreseeable future as he is banned from re-entering the United Kingdom under a deportation order made when he was allowed out of prison following his eight-month term for tax evasion.

Jadon Sancho has been excluded from Manchester United's 2023/24 squad photo.
Neymar's latest injury agony could cost Fifa £6.5m, with football chiefs facing paying Al Hilal huge compensation after the Saudi club's new superstar was ruled out for the season.
Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom does not think Chris Basham's horror injury will be career-threatening.
New figures released by the MLS Players Association reveal that Lionel Messi is earning a whopping $20.4m (£16.8m) per season with Inter Miami.
Lionel Messi criticised Paris Saint-Germain claiming they did not recognise his achievement after winning the World Cup and dismissed speculation of friction between himself and ex-team-mate Kylian Mbappe
Lionel Messi will "definitely" return to the Nou Camp for Barcelona one day, according to sporting director Deco, who is adamant Messi will come back to his beloved club for a farewell game.
Newcastle United are facing a battle to sign Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips on loan in January because of competition from Bayern Munich.
The Football Association is keen on bringing in the semi-automated offside technology used at the Qatar World Cup after a series of high-profile VAR mistakes in the Premier League.

Everton have been reported to the Premier League and are facing legal action for allegedly failing to pay an agent fee related to a recent international signing.
Manchester United are expected to take up their option to extend Hannibal Mejbri's contract, according to reports.
The Premier League is looking at a cap on a club's wage bill in order to keep the top flight competitive, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has said.
Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed to a staggering rise of fan engagement in the Saudi Pro League (SPL), but he still attracts less supporter attention than his long-term rival Lionel Messi, according to new data.
Aaron Ramsdale admits he fears for his place in the England squad after breaking his silence on the 'suffering' he has endured since losing his position as Arsenal No 1.
David James believes Aaron Ramsdale will be 'frustrated' with the current goalkeeping situation at Arsenal
Chelsea have reportedly thwarted Barcelona's plans to snap up young left-back Ian Maatsen on a free transfer by activating an extension to his contract.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to take a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United may not be completed in time for the opening of the January transfer window.
The Football Association has amended their guidance to clubs in the Women's Super League by instructing them to ban Israel and Palestine flags from their ground, after initially leaving the competition out of changes sent to Premier League and EFL clubs.
Chelsea are seeking to rebuild relationships with leading agents following a turbulent summer in which many intermediaries reported frustrations in dealing with the club's hierarchy.
Australia could be granted hosting rights to the 2029 Club World Cup by FIFA in return for stepping aside from the contest to host the 2034 World Cup in favour of Saudi Arabia.

Mikel Arteta has revealed Pep Guardiola sent him a congratulatory message after Arsenal beat Manchester City before the international break.

Todd Boehly's chaotic transfer activity is again under fire after the agent of Mohammed Kudus branded Chelsea's summer pursuit of the star "ridiculous".

Dimitar Berbatov is convinced Wayne Rooney will manage Manchester United at some point during his career and is "preparing for the day the phone rings" from Old Trafford.

Raphael Varane returned to training on Thursday ahead of Manchester United's trip to Sheffield United this Saturday.
Bournemouth and USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams is expected to be sidelined until well into the new year after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
Liverpool have been boosted by the return of Cody Gakpo to training ahead of Saturday's Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Barcelona have announced they will wear shirts featuring rock band The Rolling Stones' logo for this month's Clasico against Real Madrid as part of their sponsorship deal with Spotify.
Manchester City manager Gareth Taylor has joined those questioning the current format of the Women's Champions League.
Leeds United manager Daniel Farke has questioned whether Archie Gray's volume of playing time for the England Under-19s is beneficial for his development.
Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish has called for tougher salary control in women's football.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said "there are no grounds" for him to be investigated over the club's €7.3m payments to a former referees' chief.

AC Milan have raised concerns over the welfare of one of their players, Emil Roback, after his loan club IFK Norrkoping confirmed he has gone missing.
Jamal Musiala is set to open talks with Bayern Munich over a new contract amid plenty of interest from Premier League clubs.
Newcastle are considering a shock loan move for Chelsea's Andrey Santos in January to replace Sandro Tonali, but that would need the Blues to cut short his spell with Nottingham Forest, where he has barely featured.

The teenage leg spinner Rehan Ahmed is one of 20 England players to receive a multi-year central contract across all formats, worth up to £900,000 a year, and is expected to add to his single Test cap in India in January.

Borna Barisic's future at Rangers remains uncertain and Dinamo Zagreb could take advantage with Nottingham Forest not thought to be in for the defender.
Celtic target Andriy Lunin has left the door open for a Real Madrid exit as the goalkeeper admitted he wants to ramp up his game time.
Craig Moore insists Rangers' hunt for a director of football has taken far too long, and revealed he feared it proved costly when Michael Beale was first appointed.
Steven Naismith expects his Scotland squad contenders to be hungry for club success for the remainder of the season as they look to secure their place in Steve Clarke's Euro 2024 plans.

Top ref Andrew Dallas has revealed how he had to quit being an onfield official because of injury - and says becoming a VAR saved his career.
Ross McCausland is set to be offered a new contract by Rangers, it's being claimed.
Alfredo Morelos faces question marks over his future at Santos after picking up a serious calf injury in training.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is set for a shock return to Real Madrid this summer, replacing current Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, who will take over as Brazil head coach. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho will be transfer listed unless he apologises to manager Erik ten Hag. The 23-year-old has been left out of the United squad since the loss to Arsenal last month for not meeting training standards. (Guardian)

Sancho's former club Borussia Dortmund and Italian side Juventus have contacted the player's representatives about a potential transfer. (Standard)

Liverpool are making moves for highly-rated midfielder Jamal Musiala with the 20-year-old unhappy he is not a guaranteed starter at Bayern Munich. (Mirror)

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe does not want to be the next England manager despite the Football Association putting him on a shortlist of potential candidates to replace Gareth Southgate. (Telegraph)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's proposed deal to purchase a 25% stake in Manchester United is unlikely be completed in time for the opening of the January transfer window, stunting the side's ability to spend big this winter. (Mail)

Chelsea are set to activate an option to extend 21-year-old Ian Maatsen's contract until summer 2025 as the Blues hope to dissuade the left-back from joining Barcelona. (Evening Standard)

Only a "sensational offer" would convince Rangers to sell Jack Butland, 30, to Championship side Birmingham City, with new manager Wayne Rooney making the ex-England goalkeeper his top transfer target. (Birmingham Live)

Inter Miami head coach Gerardo Martino has confirmed his side's interest in Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and hopes to lure the 36-year-old, currently playing for Gremio in Brazil, to the MLS in January. (ESPN)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has ruled out signing Lionel Messi, 36, from Inter Miami in January, having tried to bring the Argentine back to Camp Nou last summer. (Fabrizio Romano on X)

But Barcelona's sporting director Deco remains adamant Messi will eventually return to his former club. (Sun)

Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq are set to sign free agent Jesse Lingard. The 30-year-old ex-Manchester United midfielder, who is training with Steven Gerrard's side, has been without a club since leaving Nottingham Forest this summer. (ESPN)

Manchester United will offer one-year contract extensions to defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof, as well as agreeing a new deal with midfielder Hannibal Mejbri. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus are targeting a move for 19-year-old Atalanta and Italy defender Giorgio Scalvini, who has previously been looked at by Inter Milan and Manchester City. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has said the Premier League is discussing bringing in a cap on what clubs can spend on wages. (Independent)
Friday 20 October 2023 23:32, UK


Real Madrid are considering a move for Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez, according to a report in the player's homeland.
Chelsea fans will pay tribute to club legend Eden Hazard ahead of Saturday's huge Premier League game against Arsenal by displaying a giant banner at Stamford Bridge.
Sergio Busquets played an important role in ensuring Liverpool flop Arthur Melo did not return to Barcelona recently, according to a report.
Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing a £35m move for Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies when he enters the final year of his deal.
Rugby World Cup organisers have been criticised for anti-competitive ticket policies which will result in thousands of empty seats at England's blockbuster semi-final against South Africa on Saturday night.

The Premier League has made a last-ditch attempt to reshape the role of an independent regulator for English football, weeks before legislation is expected to be announced in parliament.

Manchester City are interested in signing Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini, according to reports.
The Back Pages Tonight panel discuss how much Chelsea have missed a player like Arsenal's Declan Rice, as the midfielder meets his former side this Saturday
Trent Alexander-Arnold avoided death by inches on Friday after a 40ft electricity pylon was uprooted in treacherous 70mph winds.
Andy Carroll used to eat a full pub carvery before every home game during his time at Newcastle.
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fluminense wonderkid Andre Trindade, according to reports.
Miguel Almiron was slapped with a road ban for failing to identify the driver of his car - for a second time.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted to finally being "free" at AC Milan.

Tottenham have emailed fans to state that no national flags will be allowed at their match against Fulham on Monday.
UEFA has handed Galatasaray a £45,000 fine and given their fans a suspended ban from a European away game after the scenes that marred their win at Manchester United.
Arsenal are monitoring four players ahead of the January transfer window despite having a limited budget available.

Dani Ceballos is expected to miss El Clasico due to a muscle injury.
Southampton are set to officially announce the signing of 16-year-old midfielder Thierry Rohart-Brown from Reading.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that the South American quartet of Darwin Nunez, Alexis Mac Allister, Luis Diaz, and Alisson all returned to the club earlier than the last international break.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirms that left-back Andrew Robertson will undergo shoulder surgery and is set to be 'out for a while' after he picked up the injury on international duty with Scotland

A lunchtime kick-off between Wolves and Chelsea is in line to become the first Premier League match since 1995 to be played on Christmas Eve.

The venue for the 2030 World Cup final may become a source of tension, with Morocco pushing hard to host the match despite initial expectations it would be played at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.
FIFA does not usually issue press releases for the Football for Schools programme it has been running since 2019 but it made an exception this week for a scheme launched in Saudi Arabia.

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Mikey Johnston or Yuki Kobayashi could have gone out on loan in the summer transfer window as their Celtic futures face jeopardy.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers reflects on being named Scottish Premiership manager of the month for September
Raging former Rangers star Ryan Kent has escalated tensions with Fenerbahce boss İsmail Kartal after being left on the fringes of the squad.
Celtic have suspended Green Brigade tickets for away games pending review.

Rangers' head of talent ID Phil Cowen has quit his job and has accepted an offer to head up the Arsenal academy, it is being claimed.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested star forward Victor Osimhen, 24, will be sold with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all keen on a move for the Nigeria international. (Metro)

Liverpool see Osimhen as a potential replacement for Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, who has been strongly linked with a lucrative switch to the Saudi Pro League. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are eyeing a £35m move for Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 22, when he enters the final year of his deal with the German champions in 2024. (Bild - in German)

Newcastle United are facing opposition as they try to persuade Manchester City to loan them 27-year-old midfielder Kalvin Phillips in January, with Bayern Munich ready to step in with a move for the England international. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will not stop Phillips leaving but said the final decision will rest with the club. (Guardian)

Juventus are also interested in Phillips as well as Atletico Madrid's Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, 29, and Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid are considering a move for Argentina and Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez, 23, to boost Carlo Ancelotti's La Liga squad. (Sebastián Srur, via Mail)

Tottenham and West Ham are both tracking Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, while the former England Under-21 centre-back is also attracting interest from Germany and Italy. (Teamtalk)

Chelsea are set to let Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 39, leave the club at the end of this season when his contract expires as they look to develop their younger players. (Football Insider)

Arsenal have a four-man shortlist of targets for the January transfer window despite only having a limited budget, with Brentford's English striker Ivan Toney, 27, the number one target. (Mirror)

England defender Ben White, 26, has said he wants to stay at Arsenal for as long as possible as discussions take place about a new contract. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool remain confident of signing Fluminense and Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, despite fresh interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal. (Football Insider)

Manchester United and Newcastle United are among the clubs considering a January move for Valencia's 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Javi Guerra. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag still expects to have his say about the club's transfers if prospective new investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes over football operations at the Old Trafford club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 26, would like more playing time at Aston Villa but has called any speculation that he wants to leave the club in January as "nonsense". (Times - subscription required)

Sporting Lisbon will not allow Sweden forward Viktor Gyokeres, 25, to leave unless someone matches his 100m euros release clause, with several Premier League and Serie A clubs interested in the attacker. (Record - in Portuguese)

Barcelona sporting director Deco says finances prevented Brazil forward Neymar, 31, returning to the La Liga club in the summer before he joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal from Paris St-Germain. (90min)

Former USA boss Bruce Arena, 72, is a candidate to replace Wayne Rooney as the manager of Major League Soccer club DC United. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City could rival Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race to sign 20-year-old Girona right-back Arnau Martinez, who has represented Spain's Under-21 side. (90min)

Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo's 13-year-old son Cristiano Jnr will join up with Al-Nassr's U15s after completing his transfer to the Saudi club on Thursday. (Fabrizio Romano)
Sunday 22 October 2023 00:03, UK


Jadon Sancho is finished at Manchester United - even if the £73 million winger swallows his pride by apologising to Erik ten Hag.
Trevoh Chalobah is set to become the next casualty of Todd Boehly's ruthless Chelsea regime - after Mauricio Pochettino was handed total transfer control.
Manchester United are monitoring Milan midfielder Tijjani Reijnders after Erik ten Hag faced fresh criticism for the volume of former Eredivisie players he has signed.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's proposed investment into Manchester United is set to face delays due to complications over how he might increase his share in the club beyond an initial 25 per cent holding, if he agrees to fund stadium improvements.
Wayne Rooney paid a moving tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton after learning the Manchester United and England great had passed away during his return to management on Saturday.
Newcastle United star Miguel Almiron has been banned from driving for failing to identify the driver of his car - for a second time.
David Moyes insists he is in no rush to open contract talks at West Ham. The Hammers boss, 60, will be out of contract at the end of the season with no plans to discuss a new deal in the pipeline.

Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester United have taken steps backwards this season, lacking balance as they currently sit 8th in the Premier League table.
Erik ten Hag has revealed that he does not expect Luke Shaw back until after the next international break - which means he will miss the Manchester derby.
Anthony Joshua has given an inside look of the retreat where he spent four nights staying in the pitch black.
A millionaire golf pro has been accused of torching his marital home. Francis McGuirk, 49, who played in the 2011 Open, allegedly set fire to it while cavapoo dog Dottie was inside.

The 2026 World Cup is expected to begin at the majestic Azteca Stadium in Mexico. FIFA has decided that the iconic stadium will raise the curtain for the tournament that will be played across Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Tottenham Hotspur will ban Israeli flags from their Premier League game against Fulham on Monday and have told fans not to bring any banners that could be considered inflammatory.
Elijah Adebayo was subjected to online racist abuse for the second time this season, with Luton again set to report the incident to the police and the Premier League following the 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest.

The former Monaco, Red Bull group and Southampton executive Paul Mitchell is the early front-runner to be appointed sporting director at Manchester United although doubts persist as to how much power that position will be accorded under the new ownership.
Gary Neville believes Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has brought the Gunners' goalkeeping conundrum on himself after dropping Aaron Ramsdale for new signing David Raya,.
Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered a major scare while driving in 70mph winds after a 40ft electricity pylon crashed down onto a car in front of him, causing him to hit the vehicle.
The Football Association has sparked anger among its own council over failing to address Deji Davies's historic tweets on boycotting Israel as host for a tournament.

Rangers chief James Bisgrove admits he'd love to keep Graeme Souness involved with the club after the former boss played a key role in recruiting Philippe Clement.
Appreciative Danilo has shared a touching thank you to the Rangers medical staff who accelerated his comeback from a sickening facial injury.
Callum McGregor insists he'll relish getting up close and personal with Hearts fans on the back of a ticket row which will make Celtic's trip to Gorgie more hostile than ever.
Alvaro Morata plans to follow up his strike against Scotland by grabbing the goals that kill off Celtic's Champions League dream this week.

Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 26, is set to be offered a lucrative deal by Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq, managed by Steven Gerrard. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag feels his relationship with England winger Jadon Sancho is beyond repair and the club must look to try to offload the 23-year-old in January. (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid want to secure 25-year-old Argentina defender Nahuel Molina on a new long-term deal after he was linked to a host of top clubs. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City will allow England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, to leave the club in the January transfer window. (Star)

The Etihad Stadium club remain keen on a move for West Ham's Lucas Paqueta. (Teamtalk)

West Ham boss David Moyes, whose contract with the Hammers runs out in the summer, is in no rush to open talks about a new deal with the club. (Mail)

Napoli want to speak to former Brighton and Chelsea manager Graham Potter about becoming their new manager, but Potter could be in contention at Manchester United if Erik ten Hag is eased out. (Sun)

Bayern Munich are tracking Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, with the former England Under-21 centre-back not part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are ready to launch another bid for Real Betis defender Juan Miranda with the 23-year-old tipped for a move to the Premier League in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace would accept a £60m bid from Manchester United for English centre-back Marc Guehi, (Teamtalk)

Liverpool are believed to be considering a potential move for Bayern Munich's German star midfielder Jamal Musiala, 20. (Football Insider)

AC Milan are keen on Boca Juniors midfielder Ezequiel Fernandez, with the 21-year-old Argentine also on the radar of Liverpool and Benfica. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Galatasaray's French right-back Sacha Boey, 23, is still attracting interest from Arsenal having been watched last summer and again by a raft of Premier League scouts on Saturday. (Fotospor - in Turkish)

Aston Villa are reported to be interested in Paris St-Germain's Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler, 26, ahead of the January window. (Le Parisien, via Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal, Newcastle United, Tottenham and West Ham are among a number of clubs to have watched Valencia's 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Javi Guerra. (90 Min)

Saudi Arabia side Al-Ettifaq are reportedly ready to offer former Manchester United and England player Jesse Lingard a contract in January. (Goal)

Athletic Bilbao are set to offer Aston Villa target Nico Williams a new deal in a bid to keep the 21-year-old Spanish forward at the club. (El Correo)
Monday's newspapers


Casemiro has regrets over joining Manchester United with the club wanting to sign Benfica's teenage midfield star Joao Neves.
Sandro Tonali's lawyers are allegedly hoping to deploy the same strategy as Nicolo Fagioli's team to ensure their client avoids a lengthy ban for gambling.
Arsenal insist the club continues to strive for 'greater diversity' after a photo of their women's squad sparked a race row.

Stephan El Shaarawy has issued an emotional response to recent accusations claiming that he had been involved in illegal gambling activities after he scored a last-minute goal to help Roma beat Monza 1-0 on Sunday.

Former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter is waiting on Napoli to make an official move - but keeping an ear out for Manchester United to call should Sir Jim Ratcliffe decide to sack Erik ten Hag.
Luton will have to pay £5.5m for Ecuadorian midfielder Oscar Zambrano - and LDU Quito could yet want even more.

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho has reportedly been offered a career lifeline from Turkey ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
Manchester City will allow Kalvin Phillips to leave the club in the January transfer window.

Three-time F1 champion Max Verstappen has shut down reports of a feud in the Red Bull camp involving team principal Christian Horner and Helmut Marko.

LIV Golf is in talks with the R&A to try to ensure more of its players appear at next year's Open Championship.

Major League Soccer introduced a temporary measure last week prohibiting fans attending matches from bringing signs, banners, flags or Tifos that reference the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Arsenal are looking to make a move for Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andre in the January transfer window. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City are exploring a potential deal for Bayern Munich and Germany attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala, with Liverpool also long-time admirers of the 20-year-old. (Football Insider)

Inter Miami's Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 36, is not considering any loan deal from now until the new MLS season starts in February despite his links to Barcelona. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are continuing to keep a watching brief on Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen's ongoing status at Napoli, despite rumours of a move to Liverpool being agreed for the 24-year-old. (TeamTalk)

Signing a central midfielder is a top priority for Newcastle manager Eddie Howe in January with Italy international Sandro Tonali, 23, part of an investigation into illegal betting. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have been scouting Sporting Lisbon defender Goncalo Inacio, 22, as they look to beat Manchester United to a deal for the Portugal international. (Mirror)

Arsenal are hoping to sell Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, and Italy international Jorginho, 31, as they attempt to bring in Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil international Andre. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich and Canada left back Alphonso Davies will cost Real Madrid at least £40m if the La Liga side want to sign the 22-year-old. (Bild)

Luton will have to pay at least £5.5m for 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Oscar Zambrano with his club LDU Quito holding out for the best offer. (Sun)

Rangers would want offers of at least £5m to sell their English goalkeeper Jack Butland, 30. (TeamTalk)

Former Spurs defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 25, is in no rush to head back to the Premier League, with the American, who is currently at Celtic, continuing to generate transfer talk. (Goal)

Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 31, may not be offered a contract renewal at Manchester City if his injury record worsens. (Football Insider)

Brazilian side Fluminense are preparing a move for Chelsea defender Thiago Silva amid speculation the 39-year-old Brazilian will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season. (Fichajes - in Spanish)
Tuesday 24 October 2023 07:37, UK


Ajax are likely to fail with any approach to lure Manchester United assistant boss Mitchell van der Gaag back to the club.
Manchester United academy prospect Tyler Fletcher has switched his international allegiance back to Scotland from England.
David De Gea continued to reunite with his old Manchester United team-mates on Monday, as Bruno Fernandes took to social media to share his 'coffee and friends' date with the goalkeeper and a handful of Red Devils stars.
West Ham fans travelling to Greece this week will be wrapped in a protective police cocoon after Olympiakos' most recent match was abandoned amid a vitriolic atmosphere at the Karaiskakis Stadium.
Tottenham fans were seen holding Israel flags during their 2-0 victory over Fulham on Monday night, despite being told not to by the club and the Premier League.
Rugby players have been warned their risk of suffering with neurodegenerative diseases increases by 14 per cent with each year they're in action following the conclusion of a landmark study.

Steven Gerrard is already under pressure from fans at Al Ettifaq.
Football fans are reportedly set for a huge festive feast of Premier League action that could potentially see Christmas Day as the only day off from action.
Galatasaray's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has been praised for his incredible, injury-saving gesture to Besiktas' Valentin Rosier.
England rugby league star Dominic Young was rushed to hospital after contracting a brain infection that left him unable to open his eyes.
Francis Ngannou has thanked Cristiano Ronaldo after the football icon gifted the fighter a £110,000 watch.
Jake Paul is set to rematch Nate Diaz in a mixed martial arts bout.
Chelsea are reportedly planning a shock transfer move for out-of-favour Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to reports.
Sky Sports' Ron Walker is joined by Oliver Yew to discuss whether it is time for Mikel Arteta to bring Aaron Ramsdale back into the Arsenal side for David Raya.
Manchester United are reportedly "open to any transfer offer in January" for Jadon Sancho with his Red Devils career "90 per cent over".
Nigel Pearson has revealed he is suffering from a neurological issue but insists it won't hold him back.

Erik ten Hag has suggested he may pair Anthony Martial with Rasmus Hojlund in attack for Manchester United.
Graeme Souness has not pulled any punches over the state of Manchester United after admitting he's previously warned Sir Jim Ratcliffe not to invest in a football club.
Mary Earps hit back at a "hurtful" comment from a Manchester United fan who accused the England No 1 of being "too important" to engage with supporters post-match.
Liverpool may be made to regret dallying on deals to sign Khephren Thuram and Nico Williams with transfers for the in-demand duo likely to be tougher than ever.
Manchester United assistant Mitchell van der Gaag has assured the club that he has no interest in becoming the new coach of Ajax.
Chelsea and Manchester City are both monitoring a move for Inter defender and Italy international Alessandro Bastoni.
Sevilla are monitoring the future of Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri - who has been in Erik ten Hag's first-team squad this campaign.

Sir Alex Ferguson will pen his own personal tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton in the coming days, following the passing of his close friend.
Sir Bobby Charlton's brother Tommy knows there is a special place in heaven for the "loved" footballing icon.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and defender Diogo Dalot pay tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton and say he set the standards that everyone at the club should always look to follow
Wrexham's movie star owner Rob McElhenney has roped in Hollywood A-lister Chris Pratt to gift Ryan Reynolds his birthday present.
Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson's Al Ettifaq suffered a 1-0 defeat to Al Riyadh in front of a crowd of just 696 spectators.

Manchester City have altered their Champions League plans this week so they can get used to the artificial surface they will be playing on in their group-stage match away to Young Boys.
Joe Root has said that England are not playing enough one-day international cricket to continue competing at World Cups and suggested that staging more 50-over county matches at the expense of the Vitality Blast could help to develop a new generation of talent.
A year after going out of business, Wasps intend to return to top-level competition in a new indoor stadium in Kent.

Erik ten Hag felt that Andre Onana should have focused on laying the early foundations of a successful career at Old Trafford rather than returning to international duty.
Arsenal and Brighton are battling it out for the signature of Sunderland academy player Mason Cotcher.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in 21-year-old midfielder Ezequiel Fernandez.
Manchester United are reportedly running the risk of missing out on signing Schalke star Assan Ouedraogo in January by not acting upon their interest immediately.
Red Bull will trim four junior drivers from their ranks in Formula 2 next season with Dennis Hauger, Zane Maloney, Enzo Fittipaldi and Jak Crawford all set to lose their backing from the reigning F1 constructor champions.

Jonny Bairstow has opened up on Lord's stumping during the Ashes.
World Rugby's hopes of securing agreement over a newly aligned international season that will include a new world league every two years is in jeopardy because of a major revolt ahead of the key vote to be held in Paris on Tuesday.

Former USMNT international Michael Bradley has joined his father Bob Bradley's coaching staff at Norwegian side Stabaek.
Four matches involving Israel's men's and women's national teams have been rearranged for November, FIFA has confirmed.
Brentford have confirmed the appointment of Stephen Torpey as the club's new academy director.

Jorginho is yet to hold any talks with the club over a new deal, although the Arsenal midfielder is happy in north London.

A Hibs ultras fan group has condemned the sick graffiti and stickers that appeared in the away end at Ibrox on Sunday.
Fenerbahce boss Ismail Kartal insists Ryan Kent must remain "loyal" to the club with tensions rising between the winger and manager.
There could be an injury double whammy for Sparta Prague ahead of facing Rangers this week.
Barry Robson wants Aberdeen's homegrown players to use the Europa Conference League as a stage to catch the eye of Scotland manager Steve Clarke.

Rangers don't have an option to buy top scorer Abdallah Sima.
Hibs have quickly followed through on their pledge to root out fans who mocked the Ibrox disaster at the weekend game with Rangers.
Atletico Madrid have cranked up the heat ahead of their Champions League showdown with Celtic, with the Spanish giants set to wear a special strip to commemorate an infamous match at Parkhead widely regarded as one of football's dirtiest-ever games.

Arsenal remain interested in trying to sign Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, from Aston Villa having previously had several bids rejected. (90min)

Chelsea and Manchester City are considering a move for Inter Milan's 24-year-old Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni. (Mirror)

Everton are concerned by Al-Ettifaq's reported interest in England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 26, as their takeover uncertainty continues. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are open to any January transfer offer for Jadon Sancho, 23, with the England winger's United career "90% over". (Fabrizio Romano's Daily Briefing)

Fiorentina and Argentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez, 25, is attracting attention from several Premier League clubs after an impressive start to the season. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

West Ham are monitoring AZ Alkmaar and Greece forward Vangelis Pavlidis, 24, as they look to bolster their attacking options. (90min)

Manchester City are open to and consider the exit of their England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, very likely in January, with the player a peripheral figure under manager Pep Guardiola. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich, Juventus and Liverpool are among the clubs who could make a move for Phillips. (Sky Sports Deutschland - in German)

Sevilla are also monitoring the future of Manchester United's Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 20. (Caught Offside)

Manchester City are confident Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23, will remain at the club despite reported interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Football Insider)

Burnley and Kosovo goalkeeper Arijanet Muric, 24, is attracting interest from several clubs including Union Berlin and Sevilla. (Sky Sports Deutschland)

Inter Milan, former club AC Milan and Juventus are all interested in Lille centre-back Tiago Djalo, 23, with the former Portugal Under-21 international's contract set to expire in the summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Ajax are likely to fail with any approach to lure Manchester United assistant manager Mitchell van der Gaag back to the club to replace coach Maurice Steijn, who has left the Dutch giants following a poor start to the season. (Mail)

Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola is facing showdown talks this week and could be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season. (Sun)
Wednesday 25 October 2023 08:15, UK


Brentford have set a shockingly low asking price for Ivan Toney despite a high level of interest in the striker, a report claims.
Ex-Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren's home was the target of an attempted robbery while he was on the pitch. The Croatian now plays for Lyon in France, who shockingly sit bottom of Ligue 1 after nine games.
Ben Stokes has turned down a long-term England contract as he tries to maximise his earnings for the rest of his career.
The Glazer family allegedly considered giving Manchester United fans voice meters to wear in order to award free tickets to the loudest-singing supporters.
Matty Longstaff has opened up about rejecting a "weird" transfer offer from Serie A side Udinese before being released by Newcastle.

Jadon Sancho is reportedly expected to leave Man Utd in January with the winger's career at the club considered to be '90 per cent over'.
Kalvin Phillips is reportedly expected to depart Man City in the January transfer window.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen lashed out at fans clamouring for his signature as he left the club's training ground on Monday.
Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr has come under an extraordinary attack from the deputy spokesperson for the Barcelona Board of Directors.
Tyson Fury says his love handles will help him beat ripped Francis Ngannou - and has sent a message to Oleksandr Usyk by warning him not to steal the show on Saturday night by getting into the ring after his fight with Francis Ngannou.
ESPN's Mark Ogden and the Daily Mail's Riath Al-Samarrai agree that Manchester United's win over FC Copenhagen cannot paper over the problems that exist at the club

Jenni Hermoso has trained with her Spain team-mates for the first time since the World Cup final.
Darren Fletcher's son Tyler has switched his international allegiance back to Scotland after representing England.
Mesut Ozil risked Arsenal fans' wrath with praise for Man Utd duo Harry Maguire and Andre Onana - who were playing at the same time as his old club - after "silencing their haters".
Mikel Arteta has revealed that Thomas Partey could be set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury on the eve of Arsenal's trip to Sevilla.

Marco Silva will spend with gusto, having sought assurances over transfers, now he is staying at Fulham.
Pep Guardiola said it defied common sense that Manchester City's Champions League match against Young Boys is being played on an artificial surface.
Khiara Keating, Manchester City's teenage star, is hoping to become England Women's first senior mixed-race goalkeeper.

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed it is to take part in talks to explore the possibility of establishing a British and Irish league.
The Football Association has distanced itself from Black Lives Matter amid concerns the governing body was continuing to support the movement despite backing within the campaign group for Hamas terrorists.

Mitchell van der Gaag is expected to stay at Man Utd despite the managerial vacancy at former club Ajax.
The Jamaica women's national team have announced their withdrawal from the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup Qualifiers.
Rory McIlroy would love to invest in Manchester United - but admitted he has not had the opportunity to do so.

Fulham target Serhou Guirassy has a release clause of just over £15m in his contract at Stuttgart.
Beth England hit an important milestone in her injury recovery two weeks ago. For the first time since having hip surgery last month, the Tottenham and Lionesses striker was able to take her two dogs for a walk on her own.

Young Sunderland prospect Mason Cotcher is reportedly on Rangers' radar.
Bruised Brendan Rodgers hopes to settle a score stretching back nearly 50 years with Atletico Madrid - and cement his newly rediscovered love in with the Celtic support.

Newcastle United could reignite their interest in Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, if they decide to bring in a short-term signing to cover the expected absence of Italy international Sandro Tonali. (The I)

Other midfielders on Newcastle's radar to replace Tonali, who is facing a ban for breaking betting rules, include Manchester United and Scotland's Scott McTominay, 26, Everton and Belgium's Amadou Onana, 22, and Fulham and Portugal's Joao Palhinha, 28. (Athletic)

Newcastle's Tonali, 23, is facing a 10-month ban, which would cause him to miss the rest of the season and Euro 2024 - should Italy qualify - after investigations into alleged betting offences. (Sky Italy)

Chelsea are ready to test Arsenal's resolve over England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, who has lost his place to Spain international David Raya, 28, in Mikel Arteta's side this season. (Mail)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in Athletic Bilbao's Spanish winger Nico Williams. Aston Villa tried to sign the 21-year-old and remain keen. (90min)

Bayern Munich's Germany winger Jamal Musiala, 20, would consider a move to Manchester City or Real Madrid if he feels his goals of winning the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or are no longer realistic at Bayern. (Sky Sports Deutschland - in German)

Manchester United have abandoned proposed big-money deals in January for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 22, and Nice's France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 23. (Football Insider)

Jadon Sancho, 23, may be allowed to leave Manchester United on a "long-term loan" in January with the England winger's former club Borussia Dortmund leading the chase. (90min)

However, Sancho is unlikely to return to Dortmund in January and instead it is Italian side Juventus who could offer an escape route. (Sky Sports Deutschland)

Fulham want to sign Stuttgart's Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, who has scored 14 times in the Bundesliga this season, including two hat-tricks. Guirassy has a release clause of just over £15m. (Standard)

Juventus are planning a loan deal for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January, with the option of signing the 28-year-old Denmark midfielder permanently next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United assistant boss Mitchell van der Gaag is expected to stay at the club despite the managerial vacancy at his former club Ajax. (Athletic - subscription required)

Fulham boss Marco Silva received assurances that he will be able to spend significantly in the transfer market before signing his new contract. (Times - subscription required)

Aston Villa are tracking Sporting Lisbon's Mozambique winger Geny Catamo, 22. (Birmingham Live)

Aston Villa and West Ham have been told by Real Madrid they must pay about 20m euros (£17.8m) if they want to sign Spain-born Moroccan attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz, 24. (Birmingham Mail)

Sunderland are keen to tie English winger Jack Clarke, 22, down to a new contract and ward off any further interest from Burnley, who had several bids for the former Leeds United player rejected in the summer. (Sunderland Echo)
Thursday 26 October 2023 07:08, UK


The Premier League has recommended Everton face a 12-point deduction in its case against them for breaching profit and sustainability rules, the Telegraph has learned.
Amjad Bashir, a trustee of Yorkshire's cricket foundation, will be asked to step down after comments he made about Israel's response to Hamas attacks.

Newcastle United could make a move for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay in January if Sandro Tonali's ban from football is as long as anticipated.
The Soccer Special panel debate whether Manchester United have made progress under Erik ten Hag

Reports in Germany have claimed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala.
Former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has reportedly been suspended by current club Montpellier following allegations he attacked manager Michael Der Zakarian on Tuesday.
Maurice Steijn made demands that Ajax sacked two people who "stabbed him in the back" before himself being dismissed by the struggling Dutch giants earlier this week.
Former Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley is in advanced talks about a senior role with leading talent agency Wasserman.
Chelsea Pitch Owners have confirmed a decision from the club over their future stadium plans is to be finalised shortly, but have warned a rebuild of Stamford Bridge could take as long as seven years.
The ECB is to investigate Middlesex demands for a "life ruining sum of money" from former chief executive Richard Goatley over a dispute about misappropriated funds which has led to complaints from his family.

Manchester United are unlikely to qualify for the revamped Club World Cup in 2025 unless they manage to win this season's Champions League.
Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid and Arsenal are currently the two best footballing sides in Europe.
Chelsea loanee David Datro Fofana has issued an apology after refusing to shake the hand of Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer when he was substituted during Tuesday's Champions League loss to Napoli.
Brentford are moving into the former home of now defunct Staines Town - Wheatsheaf Park - and will play B team and U18 games there.
Former Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson has admitted he could have died had he not been able to stop his addiction to taking sleeping pills.

Michael Owen has revealed he considered an offer to buy Wrexham's fierce rivals Chester FC to take on their Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
Manchester City players faced mockery on social media over the "cardigan and denim" look they were given as they arrived for their Champions League clash with Young Boys.

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has confirmed he is prepared to return to international football with Brazil at the age of 39 as they struggle with injuries.

777 Partners are expected to pay a reduced price for Everton if the club has points deducted for an alleged breach of the Premier League's financial rules.
A number of former footballers have complained to Staffordshire Police about the force's handling of an investigation into allegations of "historic sexual, mental and physical abuse" at Stoke City.
Jenson Brooksby, one of the rising stars of the US tennis scene, has been banned for 18 months after missing three drug tests inside a year.
Miguel Delaney and Martyn Ziegler discuss Everton's potential points deduction scenario on Back Pages Tonight

Olympiakos have made an impassioned plea to their own supporters to stop disrupting matches ahead of their Europa League clash with West Ham on Thursday night.
Chris Kamara has revealed an improvement in his health after spending a month in Mexico receiving ground-breaking treatment which could help reverse the apraxia which has badly affected his quality of life in recent years.
Jamie Carragher believes Manchester City should be "relegated five divisions" if Everton are handed a 12-point penalty for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
Louis van Gaal is considering an approach to Arsenal assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg as he begins the search for a new Ajax boss.
Inter Miami's decision not to re-sign Josef Martinez for the 2024 MLS season is being taken as a major hint that they will pursue a deal to bring Luis Suarez to the franchise.

Michael Owen has revealed he hasn't spoken to former Newcastle colleague Alan Shearer in more than three years since a falling-out on social media.

Manchester United are planning to ask David de Gea to return on a short-term deal - four months after letting the former Spain goalkeeper, 32, leave at the end of his contract. (Sun)

Manchester City are exploring the possibility of signing Bayern Munich winger Jamal Musiala, 20. (Sport - in Spanish)

Last season's Treble winners will face competition from Liverpool to sign the Germany international. (Bild)

Bayern are in doubt over whether to pursue a deal for Fulham's Joao Palhinha in January after almost signing the Portugal midfielder, 28, in the summer. (Bild)

Real Madrid and Barcelona are keeping tabs on Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 26. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United and Liverpool have been watching Spain defender Robin le Normand, 26, and could move to sign him from Real Sociedad next year. (Teamtalk)

Aston Villa have emerged as front-runners to sign Atletico Madrid right-back Nahuel Molina, 25, who helped Argentina win the World Cup last year. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho is expected to leave Roma at the end of the season and England striker Tammy Abraham, 26, could follow him back to the Premier League. (Teamtalk)

West Ham could seal the signing of Club America's Uruguay centre-back Sebastian Caceres, 24, in January for as little as £6m. (Football Insider)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City are continuing to monitor Michael Kayode despite the Italian right-back, 19, signing a new contract at Fiorentina. (90min)

Ian Maatsen is set to leave Chelsea in January after failing to secure a starting place, but the 21-year-old Dutchman, who plays at left-back or in midfield, has no intention of going back to Burnley, where he spent last season on loan. (Teamtalk)

West Ham are poised to start looking at potential replacements for manager David Moyes. (Football Insider)

Former Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 35, is set to be reunited with former Arsenal team-mate Hector Bellerin at Real Betis having been a free agent since leaving Olympiakos. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ex-Barcelona and Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is ready to coach Barca's first team after impressing with the club's B team, says his former team-mate Gerard Pique. (ESPN)

Al-Nassr and Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 31, is in the process of purchasing French fourth-tier club Bourges Foot 18. (ESPN)
Friday 27 October 2023 07:24, UK


Newcastle United are targeting a shock move for former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, who was one of the high-profile players to leave for Saudi Arabia over the summer.
Gary Lineker believes England could use Jude Bellingham as an out-and-out striker after his outstanding start to life as a Real Madrid player.
Newcastle United might have a clearer run at Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha in January amid reports in Germany which claim Bayern Munich have cooled their interest because of a supposed knee issue.
Barcelona are trying to ease their cash crisis by selling off parts of the Nou Camp as they become available during demolition, and that includes making ethical and sustainable diamonds created from the carbon of the grass from their final game of last season.
Parking wardens slapped German football side Borussia Dortmund's team bus with a £50 fine following their 1-0 win over Newcastle United.

Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold is preparing for his departure from Old Trafford once confirmation arrives of Sir Jim Ratcliffe taking control of football operations at the club.
Alejandro Garnacho is at risk of a Football Association ban over a social media post regarding Manchester United team-mate Andre Onana - who has since mounted a defence of his team-mate.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will not be in attendance for Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona.

Newcastle United have held internal talks with lawyers over the possibility of reducing Sandro Tonali's wages after his 10-month ban for gambling breaches while at AC Milan was confirmed.

Sheffield United are ready to sack manager Paul Heckingbottom if they lose at Arsenal this weekend with former boss Chris Wilder lined up to replace him.
Aaron Wan Bissaka should be back in Manchester United's first-team plans inside the next 10 days after making his return to full training.
Burnley are in talks about a talent-sharing deal with Dundee as the Turf Moor club's owners ALK Capital seek a feeder club for Vincent Kompany's side.
Organisers of The Masters and The Open are ignoring calls to create exemptions for players who continue to represent LIV Golf.
Amir Khan has revealed he is in talks with Manny Pacquiao for an epic fight which could take place in Saudi Arabia.

Arsenal's efforts to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney could be dependent on Real Madrid following up their interest in Gabriel Jesus because of their desire to remain financially prudent.
Clinton Morrison believes Ivan Toney would be the ideal signing for Arsenal in the January transfer window
Tottenham are already preparing to launch a bid for make their first signing of the January transfer window as Ange Postecoglou targets another addition to his squad, with the Premier League leaders targeting Uruguay international Sebastian Caceres.
George Russell has called for the FIA to consider changes to track designs which allow drivers to use 'get-out-of-jail-free cards' to escape punishment when racing for position.
Daria Kasatkina shared a snippet of the vile online abuse she received after beating Magda Linette at the WTA Elite Trophy.
UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been cleared of an ongoing case after a woman alleged she was sexually assaulted on June 9.

Wasps are considering joining the United Rugby Championship, rather than play in the English leagues, on their return to professional rugby union.
Police in Norway have opened a criminal investigation into allegations that Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebritsen and two of his brothers were physically abused by their father, who was also their coach.
Football's anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out is set to be given extra powers as a "super-complainant" under a new law designed to accelerate complaints about online hate speech directly to Ofcom.
Wimbledon's controversial plans for the largest expansion in its history cleared the first hurdle last night as Merton Council granted planning permission for the All England Club to treble in size.

David Datro Fofana has been suspended for a week by Union Berlin after the Chelsea loanee refused to shake head coach Urs Fischer's hand after being taken off against Napoli on Tuesday.

Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett believes the current generation of officials are not up to standard and suggested that some have become lazy.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney considered investing in Scottish club Arbroath before eventually settling on putting their money into Wrexham.

Alistair Johnston says Celtic team-mate Matt O'Riley should be valued in the £50m bracket after the midfielder's meteoric rise was highlighted on social media by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

Saudi Pro League officials have sounded out Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 32, about a move to the Middle East in 2024. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are targeting a January move for Al-Hilal's Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, after Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali, 23, was given a 10-month ban for betting breaches. (Sun)

Following Tonali's ban, Newcastle are exploring the possibility of reducing his wages. (Telegraph)

Newcastle are also considering Manchester United's Scotland international Scott McTominay, 26, and Manchester City's England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27. (90min)

Chelsea have shown an interest in signing 19-year-old Spain midfielder Gavi, who Barcelona may have to sell for £87m to ease their financial troubles. (Sport via Express)

A loan move to Saudi Arabia looks the likeliest escape route from Manchester United for 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, although Chelsea could be an option with Borussia Dortmund not interested. (Athletic)

Crystal Palace are confident that English forward Eberechi Eze, 25, will sign a new long-term contract despite interest from Manchester City. (Standard)

Arsenal have prioritised signing Real Madrid and France star Aurelien Tchouameni, 23, next summer as they look for a midfielder to play alongside England's Declan Rice. (Football Transfers)

The Gunners have also identified Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi as a target, although the 24-year-old Spain midfielder is interesting Manchester United too. (Football Transfers)

Liverpool are favourites to sign Portugal centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 22, from Sporting Lisbon. (Bild - in German)

Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo is ready to discuss a new long-term contract after seeing boss Marco Silva sign a new deal. Monaco had a bid for the 26-year-old Englishman rejected last summer, with Tottenham also keen. (Standard)

Newcastle United are the latest Premier League club to consider a move for Inter Milan's Federico Dimarco, with the 25-year-old Italy defender also interesting Chelsea and Manchester United. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

It would take a bid of at least £80m for Manchester City to consider selling Argentina forward Julian Alvarez, 23. (Football Insider)

West Ham and Brentford target Serhou Guirassy, 23, will be available for about £15.2m in January because of a release clause in the Guinea forward's contract with Stuttgart. (90min)

Sheffield United could sack manager Paul Heckingbottom if his side lose at Arsenal on Saturday, paving the way for former Blades boss Chris Wilder, whose last job was at Watford last season. (Mail)

Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 30, is set to sign a new contract at Everton until 2025, with an option until 2026. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are closely following the progress of Lille's 17-year-old French centre-back Leny Yoro. (90min)

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will have the final say on Chelsea transfers going forward. (Independent)

Burnley owners ALK Capital are in talks with Dundee over proposals to make the Scottish Premiership side a feeder club. (Mail)
Saturday 28 October 2023 08:29, UK


Pedro Neto has told Wolves he will not push for a transfer out of the club in January.
Eddie Jones has written to Rugby Australia in a bid to end his ill-fated second spell in charge but has strenuously denied claims he has lined up the Japan job.
The England and Wales Cricket Board's chief financial officer has suddenly quit during a difficult time for the game's finances.

Attendances in the Saudi Pro League have dropped to a shocking new low despite an influx of world-class talent.
Notts County have been forced to deny rumours that the club is set to be taken over by Taylor Swift.
Notts County's owners have confirmed they will not be selling the club to pop star Taylor Swift
Dimitar Berbatov has revealed he would consider a shock new career in eSports with David De Gea.
Tyson Fury is set for his biggest-ever boxing payday against Francis Ngannou.
John Fury called out Mike Tyson for a fight after his son Tyson takes on Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.

Newcastle will re-educate their first-team players about the perils of gambling following the confirmation of Sandro Tonali's suspension for illegal betting activity.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed he studies opposition managers' press conferences - taking inspiration from Jose Mourinho.
Former NBA All-Star Grant Hill and his wife, Grammy-nominated singer Tamia Hill, are joining the ownership group of MLS's Orlando City SC and the NWSL's Orlando Pride.

Ange Postecoglou believes Heung-Min Son's transition from speedy winger to central striker is similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Martin Keown has warned Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag could be "out the door" with a couple more defeats ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday.
Oleksandr Usyk has hit back at claims that he can't handle body shots, by referencing his controversial clash with Daniel Dubois.
Facundo Pellistri has claimed that he and his girlfriend Cami Garcia "never" see Manchester City shirts or flags in the city centre in a new interview.

One of FIFA's vice-presidents says the organisation should abandon the traditional bidding processes for World Cups and instead have a strategic plan that assesses which potential host is the biggest cash generator.
Wayne Rooney can ready a player by the way they eat their breakfast, according to Liam Rosenior, who described the Birmingham boss as "one of the most emotionally intelligent people I've ever met".
Christopher Nkunku is ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery and may make his competitive debut for Chelsea in November.

Jurgen Klopp has claimed Mohamed Salah has a physique that belies his years and an influence that continues to grow on and off the pitch at Liverpool.

Thomas Partey is reportedly growing frustrated with his Arsenal role and could consider an exit come January.

Liverpool and Chelsea are on alert amid reports contract talks between Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, have stalled. (Mirror)

Roma striker Tammy Abraham, 26, will be keen on a return to the Premier League if manager Jose Mourinho leaves the Italian club at the end of the season, with Chelsea, Aston Villa and Brentford already alerted to the England international's stance. (Teamtalk)

Newcastle and Tottenham are both monitoring Italy forward Enrico Chiesa and could tempt Juventus to sell the 26-year-old Italy international, who is out of contract in 2025, with a 60m euros (£52m) bid next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal will not allow England's Aaron Ramsdale, 25, to leave the club in January despite him becoming Mikel Arteta's second-choice goalkeeper after David Raya's arrival. (CaughtOffside)

Chelsea and Brentford are keeping tabs on Charlton's English striker Miles Leaburn, 19, who has scored six goals in 10 games this season for the League One side. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle have added former Manchester United midfielder Fred, the 30-year-old Brazilian who now plays for Turkish side Fenerbahce, to their list of potential short-term replacements for Italy international Sandro Tonali who has been handed a 10-month ban for betting offences. (Fotomac - in Turkish)

West Ham are ready to offer 40m euros (£35m) for Juventus and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 25. (Tutto Juve)

Feyenoord will demand a fee of around 100m euros (£87m) for 22-year-old Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez, who has been linked with Real Madrid, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea. (90min)

Arsenal have entered the race for NK Kustosija's 16-year-old striker Dino Klapija. Manchester United, Chelsea, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund have also shown an interest in the teenager, who has represented Croatia and United States at youth level. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Boca Juniors' Argentine defender Valentin Barco, but face competition from Manchester City and Brighton for the 19-year-old. (90min)

Brentford are considering a January bid for Celtic's 22-year-old England-born Denmark Under-21 midfielder Matt O'Riley. (Teamtalk)

Arsenal are unlikely to make a January move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and will instead wait until the summer to bid for the 25-year-old Brazil international. (Football Insider)