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Liverpool are braced for a summer of significant changes but Jurgen Klopp will not be among them, with the manager intent on overseeing the improvements needed to make the club a force again.
Arsenal have made Declan Rice their top target this summer and are growing in confidence that they can beat Chelsea to the England midfielder's signature.
Everton are set to implement improved security procedures and protocols for the showdown with Arsenal next month, a fixture which has been categorised as high-risk.
Chelsea's policy of signing players on lengthy contracts should help the London club as it attempts to meet UEFA's new financial fair play (FFP) targets, but has been described as a "risky strategy" by football finance experts.
Football's lawmakers will be pressed to deal with "grey areas" over offside decisions after a series of incidents, culminating in a controversial goal in the Manchester derby.
Helen MacNamara, one of the Premier League's leading executives, has left the organisation after less than two years in the post.
England's defence coach Kevin Sinfield has held talks with Owen Farrell about improving the fly-half's tackle technique.

Newcastle are looking at the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielders Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, as well as winger Hakim Ziyech this month.
Chelsea's enormous transfer spend has set off alarm bells inside the club's highly-rated academy and alerted German clubs to the possibility of trying to sign some of the club's best home-grown youngsters.
Everton's hopes of securing vital investment into the club or a full takeover have been dealt a blow after Maciek Kaminski stepped back from talks with Farhad Moshiri.
Eddie Jones held 14-month-long secret talks with Australia while with England.

Wolves have agreed a fee in the region of £4.5m for the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte's position is increasingly uncertain with the club's worrying form emerging as a key factor in deciding the Italian's long-term future.
Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes will be sidelined for a matter of weeks rather than months after a scan on his injured ankle revealed no serious damage.
Borussia Dortmund want to keep Jude Bellingham at the club and are hoping to offer him a new contract to make him one of their top earners, although they would struggle to turn down bids in excess of £133m.
Al Nassr are reportedly negotiating a deal to bring PSG's Keylor Navas to the club to team up with his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga is wanted by Borussia Dortmund.
Barcelona are open to selling Raphinha during the January transfer window, but only if the interested party agrees to pay £100m for his services, according to reports.
Everton have asked Rennes about taking their winger Kamaldeen Sulemana on an initial loan as Frank Lampard is keen on reinforcing his attacking line.
Leeds have put talks over a move for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi on hold as they take stock of their squad and Jesse Marsch's future.
Young Ukrainian star Marta Kostyuk said she will not shake hands with Russian or Belarusian players at the Australian Open if they don't stand firmly enough against the invasion of her homeland.

Brighton have contacted New York City FC and Girona about a move for Argentine forward Valentin 'Taty' Castellanos, as they seek to evolve their forward line.
William Saliba insists he is "so happy" at Arsenal as contract talks continue behind the scenes of an increasingly convincing Premier League title bid.

Arsenal target Facundo Torres has confirmed the Gunners made contact over a transfer as he awaits further talks.
Graham Potter will have to drop first-team stars from Chelsea's Champions League squad list to register Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Benoit Badiashile to face Borussia Dortmund in February.
Chelsea head coach Graham Potter was full of praise for his new signing Mykhailo Mudryk and believes he can be a fan favourite.
RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl has now confirmed forward Christopher Nkunku will join free-spending Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea are yet to make a bid for Moises Caicedo, Brighton have confirmed, amid intense interest in the midfielder.

Arsenal have turned their attention to Dusan Vlahovic after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, according to reports.
David Wagner is lining up a reunion with Tommy Smith at Norwich - if Max Aarons leaves in January.
Manchester United are in talks with Marcus Rashford over a new five-year, £300,000-a-week contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly make his Saudi Arabian debut as captain as he prepares to face off with old rival Lionel Messi.
David Moyes admits it "wouldn't be the end of the Earth" if he was sacked by West Ham.
Manchester United are holding transfer talks with Inter Milan over a move for Denzel Dumfries, according to reports.
Tottenham have been offered Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma but face competition from several other clubs, according to reports.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle are set to battle it out to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen, according to reports.
Borussia Dortmund want Youssoufa Moukoko to make a decision on his future this week.

Arsenal have been offered Leandro Trossard after losing out on long-term target Mykhailo Mudryk - but face competition from north London rivals Tottenham for the Brighton star.
Marco Reus' agents were spotted watching Manchester United's win over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon as the Borussia Dortmund star weighs up his future.

Rangers have had a bid for Swansea winger Morgan Whittaker knocked back.
Kevin Nisbet is back on Celtic's transfer radar.
Morton have failed in a bid to bring in former Celtic star Nadir Ciftci.
Giorgos Giakoumakis' agent is set to fly into Glasgow this week to finalise his exit from Celtic.

Rangers have targeted Swansea's Morgan Whittaker - and the winger is keen to become part of Michael Beale's Ibrox revolution.
The SFA and SPFL have confirmed that they will look to "mitigate" the impact of weather on Hampden ahead of the Viaplay Cup showdown between Rangers and Celtic next month.
Christian Ramirez has flown back to America as he waits for Columbus Crew to strike a deal with Aberdeen.

Arsenal have made West Ham's 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice their top transfer target this summer and are confident of beating Chelsea to his signing. (Times - subscription)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl is planning talks with their 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham and his parents, and says there have been no offers for him. (Kicker - in German)

Dortmund are interested in signing Manchester United's 20-year-old Sweden winger Anthony Elanga, who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford because of Alejandro Garnacho's rise. (Talksport)

Manchester United are holding talks with Inter Milan about Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, with a fee of about £35m being discussed. (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian)

Tottenham remain in talks with Sporting Lisbon about signing Spain defender Pedro Porro, 23, but are unwilling to meet his 45m euro (£40m) release clause up front. (90min)

Twenty-six-year-old Brazil winger Raphinha, who has been linked with Arsenal, has no intention of leaving Barcelona in January. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle United are looking at signing Chelsea's England midfielders Conor Gallagher, 22, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, as well as 29-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech this month. (Telegraph - subscription)

RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl says the "signs are very clear" that 25-year-old France forward Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea. (Bild via Mail)

Newcastle have joined Leicester City in the race for Fiorentina's 24-year-old Argentina forward Nico Gonzalez, but the Serie A club will not let him go for less than £40m. (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Everton and Newcastle are holding talks over signing 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, who has also been linked with Tottenham. (Football Insider)

Leeds United have increased their £22m bid for 22-year-old Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who impressed for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup. (90 Min)

Chelsea and Tottenham are no longer chasing Everton's 21-year-old English forward Anthony Gordon. (CaughtOffside)

Tottenham and Liverpool are among the clubs to be offered 25-year-old Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma by Villarreal, but the Spanish club have only received bids from Everton and former club Bournemouth.(Relevo)

Orlando City and Uruguay striker Facundo Torres, 22, says Arsenal have held talks about signing him. (Goal)

Brighton are interested in 24-year-old Argentine forward Valentin Castellanos, who is on loan at Girona from New York City. (Independent)

France defender William Saliba, 21, says he is "so happy" at Arsenal as talks about a new deal continue. (Independent)

Juventus will prioritise signing Roma and former England defender Chris Smalling, 33, on a free contract this summer. (Tuttosport)

Numerous Championship and League One clubs have made contact with Chelsea about a loan move for 19-year-old England defender Bashir Humphreys, who made his debut in the FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester City. (Football Insider)

Norwich will target Middlesbrough's 30-year-old English right-back Tommy Smith if Max Aarons, 23, leaves in January. (Mirror)


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West Ham are considering a move to sign Harry Maguire on loan from Manchester United.
Chelsea are involved in yet another tug of war, with the Blues monitoring Tottenham's interest in £25m Leandro Trossard.
Manchester United's new 'Cristiano Ronaldo rule' could be put to the test with Marcus Rashford in talks over a new bumper contract, according to reports.


    Barcelona have serious interest in signing Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer at the end of the season as they look at Bosman deals for head coach Xavi.
    Paris Saint-Germain may quit their stadium at the Parc des Princes and buy the Stade de France as their new home.
Football's law-makers will consider radical new plans to crack down on time-wasters - including a basketball-style start-stop clock - at a Wembley meeting on Wednesday.
Patrick Vieira fears Chelsea's spending could distort the transfer market and make it even harder for Crystal Palace to sign players from abroad - despite admitting it is good for the quality of the Premier League.
Alejandro Garnacho is close to signing a new contract with Manchester United.
Warren Gatland believes that Rob Howley should be forgiven for breaching betting rules and possibly become eligible to rejoin Wales' coaching staff.

Atletico Madrid are reportedly closing in on a move for out-of-favour Barcelona star Memphis Depay after agreeing personal terms with the Netherlands forward.
Eighty per cent of toilets at last weekend's Premier League derbies tested positive for cocaine, a shocking MailOnline investigation has found.
French side Lyon have made a late attempt to hijack Wolves' move for Flamengo star Joao Gomes, according to reports.
Known prankster Jarvo has claimed he was behind the porn noises that left Gary Lineker and co red-faced in the BBC studio before Liverpool's FA Cup replay at Wolves.
The first football shirt that Lionel Messi played in after his World Cup glory with Argentina has reportedly sold for £38,400.
Liverpool are preparing a double swoop for both Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer, while Roberto Firmino could extend his stay at Anfield.
Manchester City are monitoring Napoli's winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has no desire to leave the club despite enquiries from Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton, Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
West Ham and Everton have both asked about Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata.
Moussa Dembele has been offered to Everton with the club seeking attacking reinforcements this month to boost their efforts to stave off relegation.
Newcastle have made a fresh enquiry for Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby.
The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth reports that Arsenal have made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen over a possible transfer for forward Moussa Diaby
Southampton are closing on an £18m permanent deal for Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson, after initially asking for the 21-year-old on a loan with option to buy.
France boss Didier Deschamps has lost the support of his former team-mates after failing to attend multiple events in the past year, according to reports.
Weston McKennie has rejected a move to Aston Villa, according to reports.

A temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season is believed to be supported by a majority of the UK’s four football associations heading into a key meeting of the game’s lawmakers on Wednesday.

Alejandro Garnacho has refused to sign a new contract with Manchester United amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, reports suggest.
Steven Gerrard is set to miss out on the Poland job due to his lack of international managerial experience.
Everton have made contact with Bologna over the possibility of signing Marko Arnautovic, according to reports.
Erling Haaland admits he owes a huge thank you to Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for teaching him the art of goalscoring.
Huddersfield have enquired about former Arsenal trainee Robbie Burton.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to listen to offers for several fringe players - and are trying to offload Phil Jones.
A Saudi Arabian businessman has paid £2.1m for a VIP ticket to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play Lionel Messi’s PSG in Riyadh.
Juventus want to sign ex-Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on a free transfer, according to reports.

Jadon Sancho returned to training with Manchester United's first team on Tuesday.

Manchester City are expected to open contract negotiations with Julian Alvarez at the end of the season.
Ange Postecoglou has joined his Rangers counterpart Michael Beale in lamenting the negative portrayal of Scottish football caused by the state of the Hampden pitch and a brief failure of the VAR technology during the Viaplay Cup semi-finals.
Ian Poulter says he may snub the Ryder Cup even if he defies expectation and makes the team for the biennial event in Rome in September.

Chelsea and Fulham fans face travel disruption when the two west London clubs meet at Stamford Bridge next month, after train drivers announced fresh strike dates.
English rugby chiefs have no regrets on sacking Eddie Jones, even though the veteran coach has made a quickfire Test return as Australia boss.

Reported Rangers target Noah Sadiki is being chased by PSV and Lille, according to reports, as the Ibrox side face serious competition for his services.
Hibernian will resist any bids for red hot Kevin Nisbet this month as the hitman re-emerges on Celtic's radar.
Jim Goodwin has revealed Anthony Stewart’s red card madness at Hampden will not cost him the Aberdeen captaincy.
Kemar Roofe is facing “weeks or months" on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder at Hampden on Sunday.7

West Ham are looking at making a move to bring in England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, on loan from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho has yet to sign a new deal at the Old Trafford the club, with the Argentine's representatives wanting more than the £20,000-a-week that has been offered. Real Madrid and Juventus are monitoring the situation of the 18-year-old, whose contract runs until 2024 and has an option to be extended by a year. (Independent)

Liverpool have made Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Wolves' Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, their prime transfer targets this summer. (Mail)

Arsenal have made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen about France winger Moussa Diaby but the German club do not want to sell the 23-year-old in January. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have a serious interest in signing Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer in the summer when the 32-year-old's contract with Manchester City runs out. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are monitoring the future of Brighton forward Leandro Trossard, who has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, with the Seagulls unlikely to accept less than £25m for the 28-year-old Belgium international. (Mirror)

Everton could make a move for 26-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele, whose Lyon contract expires at the end of the season. (Footmercato - in French)

Lyon are attempting to hijack Wolves' attempts to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfield Joao Gomes from Flamengo. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City have had a £30m bid for Argentina forward Nicolas Gonzalez, 24, rejected by Italian club Fiorentina. (90 Min)

Southampton are getting closer to a permanent deal for 21-year-old Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, who Villarreal value at 20m euros (£17.7m). (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are interested in bringing Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher back to the club, with the 22-year-old England international having impressed on loan with the Eagles last season. (Sky Sports)

Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton and Newcastle have also enquired about Gallagher, though the midfielder has no interest in leaving Chelsea while he continues to be selected for the first team. (Mail)

Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Al-Nassr are interested in Paris-St Germain's Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36. (Athletic - subscription required)

Forest are also considering a move for Newcastle's New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 31. (Football Insider)

Napoli director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli says he is "optimistic" the club can sign 22-year-old Angers and Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who has also been linked with Aston Villa and Leeds United.(Sport Mediaset, via Football Italia)

Belgium wing-back Yannick Carrasco's agent says talks are taking place for the 29-year-old move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, with Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 28, going in the opposite direction. (Nieuwsblad - in Dutch)

Bayern Munich have had an offer of 8m euros (£7m) and 1m euros (£885,000) in add-ons for Switzerland keeper Yann Sommer, 34, rejected by Borussia Monchengladbach. (Florian Plettenberg)

Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is the Mexican Football Federation's favoured candidate to take over as boss of their national men's team. (ESPN)

German keeper Loris Karius, 29, is expected to extend his deal at Newcastle United beyond January as talks take place between the two parties. (Mail)


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Liverpool were front-runners to sign Kylian Mbappe for a record-breaking £171m fee in the summer but were reportedly snubbed by the player who decided he wanted to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
New York City FC defender Alexander Callens is set to snub a number of clubs across Europe to sign for Spanish side Girona.

Manchester United and Chelsea have joined the race to sign highly-rated Brentford goalkeeper David Raya for around £20m.
Mick McCarthy is set to be named as Blackpool's new manager in the wake of Michael Appleton's dismissal on Wednesday.
World Cup-style time-keeping will be introduced to the Premier League next season, with games likely to run over 100 minutes on a regular basis, while reasons behind VAR decisions will be communicated to fans during the game.
Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are in the running to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who has also been linked with a move to Cristiano Ronaldo's new club Al Nassr.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are reported to have entered into anti-doping testing ahead of a proposed bout on February 25.
Former West Ham star Jack Collison has agreed his first job in football management, taking over United States side Huntsville City, a brand new football team.
Memphis Depay missed Barcelona training on Wednesday as he closes in on a move to Atletico Madrid, reports claim.
Manchester United have been linked with a surprising and shock move for Fulham flop Kevin Mbabu.

West Ham have made an offer for Aston Villa striker Danny Ings as they look to solve their troubles scoring goals and climb away from the relegation zone.
David Moyes faces the sack if West Ham lose their Premier League relegation battle against Everton, but could immediately find himself installed as favourite to succeed Frank Lampard.
The Premier League's Anthony Taylor will be among referees announcing VAR decisions to the stadium and to TV audiences at the Club World Cup.

Arsenal are considering a gamble of saving their transfer kitty in January in an effort to build up the funds to make a run at signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer.

Sources close to the bidding process for Manchester United have hinted that Sir Jim Ratcliffe's biggest challenger will come from the USA, where the appetite for huge investment into sports franchises remains high.
David Moyes will be out as West Ham manager this weekend if the club lose their crunch Premier League clash with Everton, after an agreement on the stance was reached at a board meeting on Tuesday.
The Transfer Show's Kaveh Solhekol and Dharmesh Sheth explain how the potential takeover at Manchester United could impact their transfer activity
Ealing Trailfinders are prepared to take legal action against the RFU if they win the Championship and are blocked from being promoted to the Gallagher Premiership for the second year running.
Dame Laura Kenny, Britain's most successful female Olympic athlete, has announced she is pregnant with her second child, a year after she suffered an ectopic pregnancy.

US investment firm Sixth Street, who have strong links with Real Madrid and Barcelona, have denied claims they want to buy a stake in Manchester United.
Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from West Ham for Harry Maguire and do not plan on allowing the England defender to leave this month despite now finding himself behind international team-mate Luke Shaw.
Lewis Hamilton is not currently part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's bid to buy Manchester United.
Manchester City are set to open talks with Julian Alvarez over a new contract after his impressive start to life in the Premier League.
The Football Association has asked diversity recruitment firm Perrett Laver to lead their search for a new anti-discrimination figurehead, a role which remains unfilled six months after being vacated.
Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to find a taker for a £4,500-a-week role as his home chef because of demands including daily preparation of sushi and Portuguese specialities.
Joan Laporta has asked Barcelona to be patient with Ronaldhino's son Joao de Assis Moreira after he failed to convince club staff during training.
Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been offered a £62m per season extension by Mercedes and is weighing up the deal, which includes a 10-year ambassadorial role after he retires.
English kit manufacturer Rhino is threatening legal action against Rugby World Cup organisers after raising concerns about the way they lost their contract to rivals Aramis.
Manchester United are being careful not to rush Jadon Sancho back into action too soon after the England winger returned to group training at Carrington on Tuesday for the first time in two months.
Tottenham have offered winger Lucas Moura to Everton.
Roberto Mancini has insisted that Italy have four or five youngsters 'with the quality of Jude Bellingham', but each one will need time to develop in the senior squad.

Leicester City have made Ayoze Perez, Jannik Vestergaard, Caglar Soyuncu and Dennis Praet available as they look to free up funds for January spending, which could start with the signing of FC Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen.
Barcelona have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over the signing of winger Yannick Carrasco.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff says he would be happy to let Mick Schumacher leave his role as reserve driver if another Formula 1 drive becomes available to him
The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol round up the latest transfer news from all 20 Premier League clubs
Lionel Messi's contract renewal talks with Paris Saint-Germain have been put on hold while the club's ownership holds talks over investing in a Premier League club.

Manchester United have made an improved contract offer to impressive young forward Alejandro Garnacho.
Unions and leagues will consider the legal impact of pressing ahead with temporary concussion substitute trials in defiance of the game's lawmakers.

Tottenham are reported to have seen their first official offer for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro rejected by the Portuguese club.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson continues to work on a deal to bring Callum Paterson back to Tynecastle from Sheffield Wednesday.
Aberdeen are one of a number of clubs interested in Sunderland defender Bailey Wright.
Callum Davidson has begged fans to park their fury at the St Johnstone board and turn up to back the team against Rangers.
Dundee United will demand answers after being left fuming over the late call-off for their Premiership match with Livingston.

Jim Goodwin has insisted he will not quit despite Aberdeen's humiliation at Hearts.
Hibs are set to battle Aberdeen for Sunderland star Bailey Wright.

Paris St-Germain were prepared to let France striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, join Liverpool last summer but he rejected the potential move amid reports linking him with Real Madrid. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham have made an offer for Aston Villa's 30-year-old English striker Danny Ings, with a view to strengthening their forward options as the relegation-threatened side struggle for goals. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal will not be panicked into buying in January after missing out on Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, to Chelsea and are prepared to wait until the summer before going in for West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24. (Sun)

West Ham tried to sign England defender Harry Maguire, 29, on loan but their move was rejected by Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, who is keen to keep his club captain at Old Trafford for the rest of the season. (Mail)

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is ready to return to management and would be interested in taking over at Tottenham if Antonio Conte leaves the London club. (Standard)

Everton may be tempted to replace manager Frank Lampard, 44, with former boss David Moyes, 59, despite the Scot's position at West Ham being under threat, with both clubs in the Premier League relegation zone. (Sun)

Moyes faces the sack if West Ham lose their Premier League relegation showdown against Everton at London Stadium on Saturday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham have offered 30-year-old Brazil forward Lucas Moura, whose contract at Spurs runs out in the summer, to Everton. (Mail)

Manchester United have made an improved contract offer to 18-year-old Argentine Alejandro Garnacho amid interest from Real Madrid. (Independent)

Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Newcastle United's New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 31, on loan with an option to buy. (Mail)

Fulham have been linked with a £4m move for former striker Josh Maja, 24. The London-born Nigeria forward, who had a loan spell at Craven Cottage in 2021, has scored 11 goals in 19 appearances for Bordeaux in France's Ligue 2 this season. (Sun)

Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to rival Tottenham for the signing of Brentford's Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham have offered £30m plus add-ons for Sporting Lisbon's Spain defender Pedro Porro, 23, but the Portuguese club want them to meet the full release clause of £39m. (Record - in Portuguese)

Atletico Madrid are set to sign Barcelona's 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay for a fee of £2.6m. (Fabrizio Romano)

FC Copenhagen have confirmed negotiations with Leicester City over a transfer for 20-year-old Danish left-back Victor Kristiansen, but said a deal is not a certainty. (Leicester Mercury)

Barcelona and Spain defender Sergio Busquets, 34, has turned down a lucrative £17m-a-year opportunity to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. (Catalunya Radio, via AS)

Ronaldinho's son Joao de Assis Moreira is having a trial at his father's former club Barcelona. The 17-year-old Brazilian has so far failed to impress the coaching staff, but club president Joan Laporta has asked for him to be given more time. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Villarreal are favourites to sign Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, on a free transfer when his contract with Blackburn Rovers expires in the summer. (Express)

Blackpool are set to turn to former Ipswich, Sunderland and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy as their new manager following the dismissal of Michael Appleton on Wednesday. (Sun)


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West Ham have decided to approach Rafael Benitez to become their next manager if they sack David Moyes.
Manchester United blocked Everton's bid to sign Anthony Elanga on loan because of their concerns over the climate at Goodison Park.


Newcastle have a nine-man transfer shortlist for January, which includes Everton winger Anthony Gordon and three Chelsea players - Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Chelsea are continuing their search for a central midfielder after receiving no encouragement from Tottenham that summer signing Yves Bissouma might be available for transfer this month.
Everton hope to sign the Dutch international striker Arnaut Danjuma on loan this week, after he signalled that the relegation strugglers were his choice when he leaves Villarreal - with a range of teams in the lower half of the Premier League keen on his signing.
County cricket chiefs fear an exodus of English players because of the sheer volume of T20 leagues around the world and with the additional lure of Major League Cricket, which will get underway in the United States in July.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola didn't hold back in his post-match interview. Before Guardiola walked away from a question, he claimed his City side, and the fans, have lacked 'fire'.
Leicester City are furious after drones bearing cameras were flown over one of their secret training sessions ahead of the clash with Brighton, with security confronting a man who was controlling them from just outside the perimeter of the training complex.
Newcastle are considering a £35m move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin despite his struggles with injury in recent seasons.
Aston Villa and Everton are battling it out over the signature of striker Moussa Dembele, who has found himself out of favour at French club Lyon.
Exclusive: Danny Ings was seen having his medical ahead of his planned West Ham move.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has agreed a free transfer to Barcelona in the summer, according to reports in Spain.
Nottingham Forest are looking to add Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic to their squad according to reports in Croatia.
Former Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, now playing for Marseille, has been banned for seven matches over a horrific kung-fu style challenge which saw opponent Moussa N'Diaye stretchered off and taken to hospital.
Arsenal transfer target Youri Tielemans wants to leave Leicester City in the summer on a free transfer, according to reports.
Chelsea could be set for an "unpredictable" FFP future should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.


Gary Neville says the priority for any new owners of Manchester United has to be results on the pitch and says the club have to be at their best to beat Arsenal this Sunday.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has decided to keep oft-injured midfielder Arthur Melo at the club until the end of the season and he will be available in the next few weeks.
Chelsea have been told to back off pursuing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo this month after a "cheeky" initial offer was turned down.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly may have to fork out a whopping £13.5million to get rid of outcast midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, although the Blues are reportedly prepared to do just that with reports claiming that the one-time £40m recruit is closing in on a move to Adana Demirspor.


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Jesse Lingard has revealed he turned to alcohol to take away the pain towards the end of his Manchester United career.
The RFU has made one of the most significant changes to rugby in its history, demanding that all amateur players tackle below the waist from this summer onwards to try and mitigate concussions and brain injuries.
The FIFA football game perpetuates racist myths and black stereotypes, a study has claimed.


Besiktas manager Senol Gunes says Dele Alli simply is not doing enough to deserve a place in his first team after recent reports emerged they were considering sending him back to Everton.


Arsenal are showing interest in Bournemouth winger Jaidon Anthony, whose contract expires in the summer, but they will face competition from Leicester City and two Bundesliga clubs - Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Mexican Football Federation has been ordered to forfeit a pair of friendly matches and three U23 games which Alejandro Zendejas played in - US-born Zendejas was never granted a transfer to represent the country and has now been selected by his home nation for upcoming friendlies.
Former Arsenal and Netherlands winger Marc Overmars suffered irreparable damage to his heart last month when he suffered what was initially reported to be a mild stroke.
Tottenham have asked to take Nicolo Zaniolo on loan from Roma.
Crystal Palace will not entertain losing both Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise during the summer transfer window.
Wolves flop Goncalo Guedes is on the brink of signing for Benfica on loan just five months after he moved to Molineux for nearly £30million.

Chelsea have had a £55m bid for 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo rejected by Brighton. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea have made an inquiry about Tottenham's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 26, but have received no encouragement from Spurs regarding a deal that would send Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, in the opposite direction. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle United have a nine-man transfer list, which includes Everton and England Under-21 forward Anthony Gordon, 21, and three Chelsea players: Ziyech and England midfielders Conor Gallagher, 22, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle have made a £13.5m bid for 18-year-old Flamengo forward Matheus Franca. (Mail)

Wolves forward Goncalo Guedes, 26, is in his native Portugal before completing a loan move to Benfica. (Matteo Moretto - in Italian)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, is set to hold a transfer meeting with Borussia Dortmund after indicating to Real Madrid that he prefers a move to Spain rather than a Premier League switch. (Mirror)

Liverpool, meanwhile, are still optimistic about signing Bellingham and want to offer him the chance of becoming 'the new Steven Gerrard' at Anfield. (Florian Plettenburg, Sky Germany)

Tottenham want to sign 23-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, who Roma would be prepared to sell or loan out with an obligation to buy. (Sky Sports)

Milan Skriniar, 27, will not sign Inter Milan's contract offer for the time being as the Slovakia defender, out of contract this summer, considers his options. (Sky Sports Italia)

Aston Villa are in talks to sign 26-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele, whose contract with Lyon expires in the summer. (90 Min)

Everton are speaking to Rennes about a move for 20-year-old Ghana international Kamaldeen Sulemana. (Givemesport)

Wolves have agreed a £3.3m deal for West Ham's 32-year-old English defender Craig Dawson. (Independent)

Arsenal are interested in Bournemouth's 23-year-old English winger Jaidon Anthony as Mikel Arteta looks to add further wide options to his squad. (Mail)

The Gunners have to register new signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton by 12:00 GMT on Friday in order for the 28-year-old Belgium forward to be eligible to play Manchester United in their next game on Sunday. (Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to rival Tottenham for Brentford and Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, while Spurs also are keen on signing Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 30, from Atletico Madrid. (Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace do not plan on losing both France Under-21 midfielder Michael Olise, 21, and 30-year-old Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha this summer. (Mail)

Leicester are targeting Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar and have offered £10m for the 24-year-old Australia international. (GianlucaDimarzio.com)

Newcastle have offered Flamengo a £14m package for 18-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder Matheus Franca. (Fabrizio Romano)


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are interested in bringing Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, to Old Trafford this summer. (Mail)

Chelsea are stepping up attempts to agree a new contract with England midfielder Mason Mount in the face of the growing prospect of Liverpool trying to buy the 24-year-old this summer. (Guardian)

Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, is keen to move from Chelsea and join Barcelona this month. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool are still in talks with Roberto Firmino over a new short-term contract, and the 31-year-old Brazil forward says he intends to stay at the club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal are interested in a surprise loan deal for Real Madrid and France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 20, to boost their squad for the rest of the season. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United are considering a loan move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, 33, after Erik ten Hag met the German's agent. (Caught Offside)

Arsenal and Newcastle are following the progress of Real Valladolid's Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to take the job at Tottenham if it became available because the German is aiming for Barcelona or Real Madrid as his next step. (Florian Plettenberg)

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic has urged England midfielder Jude Bellingham,19, to "break the mould" and reject the approaches of Real Madrid and Liverpool to stay with the German club. (Mirror)

Bournemouth have asked Roma about a loan move for Uruguayan left-back Matias Vina with the 25-year-old out of favour under Jose Mourinho. (Mail)

Leicester City have made a fresh approach for Stoke City's Australia defender Harry Souttar, 24, after their initial £10m bid was rejected. (Mail)

Arsenal are close to signing 22-year-old Spezia and Poland defender Jakub Kiwior for a deal understood to be worth £20m. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is set to offload English defender Calum Chambers - after also letting go of the 28-year-old when the pair were at Arsenal - as he looks to overhaul his squad. (Mirror)

Newcastle United are continuing talks with Flamengo to try and reach an agreement over 18-year-old Brazilian forward Matheus Franca. (90min)

Chelsea are interested in signing Lyon right-back Malo Gusto, although the Ligue 1 side would like to keep the 19-year-old Frenchman until the end of the season. (L'Equipe - in French)

Italian side Salernitana are currently in talks with the agent of Everton's English defender Michael Keane and are keen to convince the 30-year-old of the move. (TuttoSalernitana, via Football Italia)

Club Bruges' Norwegian forward Antonio Nusa, 17, "will play" for Premier League champions Manchester City in the future, according to former Netherlands midfielder Ruud Vormer. (Het Laaste Nieuws, via HITC)


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Josh Harris and David Blitzer are weighing up an offer for a minority stake in Manchester United - in a potentially explosive deal that may allow the Glazers to retain a controlling share in the club.

Liverpool fans are warned they risk a three-year stadium ban if they are identified making homophobic chants, with the Reds making a public announcement during draw with Chelsea

Roma are willing to accept a loan with an obligation for £35m for Tottenham target Nicolo Zaniolo.

Atletico Madrid looking to bring in Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu before the end of January, while the Foxes continue to see Stoke's Harry Souttar as a potential replacement

Frank Lampard is on the brink of losing his job at Everton after extending their miserable form with a dismal 2-0 loss at West Ham.

Everton boss Frank Lampard says that his side are 'going to have to dig in' and made it clear he was prepared to do so.
Former Spain and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is one of the options to take charge of the Brazilian national team following the departure of Tite after the World Cup.

Bournemouth have asked about a loan move for Uruguayan left-back Matias Vina from Roma.


David de Gea is willing to take a pay cut if it secures his long-term future at Old Trafford.

Everton are trying to find £15m to land Sheffield United striker Iliman Ndiaye.

As Sheffield United's Iliman Ndiaye gets set to take on England on Sunday in a World Cup last 16 clash, take a look at his best goals for the Blades in the Sky Bet Championship.
Liverpool teenage defender Calvin Ramsay is a loan target for Championship pair Watford and Swansea.

Michael Carrick is keen to snap up Leeds centre-half Charlie Cresswell to boost Middlesbrough's promotion push.


Manchester United want to tie super-talent Alejandro Garnacho to an eight-year contract - the longest contract ever offered by the club.

Arsenal have suffered another transfer setback after Real Madrid told them to forget about an ambitious loan swoop for Los Blancos' midfield prodigy Eduardo Camavinga.


Jude Bellingham is expected to reject a new deal on the table at Borussia Dortmund - and spark a massive battle for his signature.


Erik Ten Hag has had quips for his Manchester United players who take private jets too often. He has also been watching players' diets and some have been given new strength and conditioning programmes.


Rangers will make a third bid for Morgan Whittaker after he was left out of Swansea City's squad for their trip to Queen's Park Rangers.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham is expected to reject a new contract offer from Borussia Dortmund, with Manchester City feeling they are leading the chase to sign the 19-year-old. (Star)

Chelsea are set to increase their offer for Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo closer to the £65m that might tempt Brighton to sell the 21-year-old. (Mirror)

Chelsea would also be willing to swap Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, for Barcelona's Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, is willing to take a pay cut if it secures his long-term future at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Manchester City are finalising terms to secure Argentina's 20-year-old Velez Sarsfield midfielder Maximo Perrone amid interest from Newcastle and Wolves.(Mail)

Arsenal will hold further talks this week with the agent of Real Valladolid's highly-rated 18-year-old Spanish right-back Ivan Fresneda. (Mail)

Manchester United want Argentine forward Alejandro Garnacho to sign an eight-year contract but the 18-year-old's camp do not want him to sign a deal running for more than four years. (Mirror)

Manchester United have been offered Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, while Arsenal, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich have also been made aware about the 22-year-old Serbia international's availability. (90min)

West Ham have had an offer for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo rejected by Roma, while talks over a deal for the 23-year-old continue with Tottenham. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Roma will make a move for Udinese's Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu, 28, once they offload Zaniolo. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Everton are trying to find £15m to sign Sheffield United's Senegalese striker Iliman Ndiaye, 22. (Sun)

Former Spain boss Luis Enrique, 52, is one of the options being considered to take over over as the new manager of the Brazil national team. (UOL Esporte - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says 20-year-old France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has been linked with Arsenal, will not be allowed to leave the Spanish club as "he's untouchable". (Mail)

Manchester City are in talks with Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has been linked with Barcelona, about extending the 32-year-old's contract beyond the summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United and Tottenham are both monitoring 25-year-old Rennes and Croatia midfielder Lovro Majer. (Jeunes Footeux - in French)

Spain winger Adama Traore's contract with Wolves runs out in the summer and the 26-year-old is in talks with Italian sides Atalanta and Napoli over a free transfer during the summer. (90min)

Nottingham Forest are trying to sign English defender Mason Holgate, 26, from Premier League rivals Everton this month. (Football Insider)


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We'll start in north London, and Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo is keen on joining Tottenham. The 23-year-old wants out from the Italian club in this window and, with his contract expiring next year, Roma are ready to cash in (Daily Mirror).

Antonio Conte and Spurs have put contract talks on ice, threatening his future as head coach. His current deal expires at the end of the season (The Times).

The club are also nervously waiting to find out whether or not the club's managing director of football Fabio Paratici will be banned from operating on transfers (Daily Telegraph).

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has suggested the Bundesliga giants could not afford Tottenham's £130m asking price for Harry Kane (Daily Mail).

He joined Arsenal, but Leandro Trossard's agent has revealed that Spurs were interested in signing the Belgian before he completed a £27million move to the Premier League leading Gunners (Daily Mail).

Another incoming at Arsenal, and their soon-to-be player Jakub Kiwior was spotted in the directors' box for Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United (The Sun).

Elsewhere, Everton are considering a £15million move for Sheffield United star Iliman Ndiaye. The Senegal international has ten goals from 8.09 xG in the Sky Bet Championship this season. (The Sun).

The Toffees have held talks over the future of manager Frank Lampard as he waits to find out his fate (Daily Telegraph).

Former Chelsea and Derby boss Lampard spoke with owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright over the weekend, along with director of football Kevin Thelwell, and has accepted things will change after Saturday's 2-0 defeat at West Ham (Daily Mail).

We've seen plenty of incomings at Chelsea, but Hakim Ziyech could be the first victim of the club's January transfer spree by joining Roma (The Sun).

Brendan Rodgers is targeting two new signings this week as he prepares for a potentially pivotal month in Leicester's season (Daily Telegraph).

Tete is targeting a move to the Premier League this month with the Foxes among the clubs showing a strong interest in Lyon's Brazilian winger (Daily Mail).

Southampton are planning to raid Chelsea again for top young full-back Silko Thomas. The Blues youngster, 18, has caught the eye at youth level but is out of contract at the end of the season (The Sun).

Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is considering a shock January exit from the Vitality Stadium amid interest from Valencia (Daily Mirror).

West Ham United's Declan Rice is leaning towards joining Arsenal in the summer, with Chelsea and Manchester United also expected to compete for the 24-year-old England midfielder's signature. (Guardian)

Everton's majority owner Farhad Moshiri has held talks with the club's board about manager Frank Lampard's future and possible replacements for the ex-England midfielder. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is not under consideration for the job at Goodison Park. (Mail)

Aston Villa remain hopeful of completing a deal for Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 23, before the transfer deadline. (Express & Star)

Chelsea still have an interest in Moises Caicedo despite having a £55m bid for the 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder rejected by Brighton. (Football.London)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have told Liverpool they have no intention of selling Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, this month. (Football Insider)

TottenhamHotspur coach Antonio Conte's contract expires this summer and, while he has been offered a new deal, the 53-year-old has asked Spurs to put it on standby because he does not want to think about his future at the moment. (Sky Sports)

Belgium forward Leandro Trossard's agent says Tottenham were in talks to sign the 28-year-old before he joined north London rivals Arsenal, who were more decisive in securing the move. (Mirror)

Spanish winger Bryan Gil, 21, is believed to be one of three players Tottenham are offering Roma as part of a potential swap deal for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23. (Football Insider)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho thinks Zaniolo may not leave because the offers for the player "are unworthy of him or the club". (Football Italia)

Roma have made initial contact with Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech's agent and could make a move for the 29-year-old Morocco winger if they sell Zaniolo. (Sky Sports Italia, in Italian)

Everton also want to bring in Ziyech to help their fight against relegation and would prefer to sign him on loan with a view to making the move permanent if they stay up. (Mail)

The Toffees hope to complete the loan signing of Netherlands forward Arnaut Danjuma, 25, from Villarreal later today. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are also considering a £15m move for Sheffield United's Senegal striker Iliman Ndiaye, 22. (Sun)

Manchester United have joined Paris St-Germain in the chase for 17-year-old Brazilian Vitor Roque, who has a £52m release clause in his Athletico Paranaense contract. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Nottingham Forest are looking at bringing in PSG keeper Keylor Navas with England's Dean Henderson, 25, facing a spell out injured, although Bournemouth and Leicester City are also interested in the 36-year-old Costa Rican. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Leicester City are showing a strong interest in Brazilian winger Tete, who is on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk. Everton and Nottingham Forest also have the 22-year-old among their targets. (Mail)

The Foxes are also planning fresh talks with Stoke City this week over a deal for Harry Souttar after an initial bid for the 24-year-old Australia defender was rejected. (Telegraph)

Barcelona are happy with Spain defender Marcos Alonso's performances and plan to hold talks about extending the 32-year-old's deal once the January transfer window closes. (Sport)

Inter Milan are interested in signing England centre-back Chris Smalling on a free transfer. The 33-year-old's contract at Roma runs out in the summer but has the option of being extended by a year. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)

Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij's agent says Inter Milan have contacted him about extending the 30-year-old's contract, which runs out in the summer. (Rai Sport, via Football Italia)

Burnley are in the final stages of talks as they look to bring in 22-year-old South Africa striker Lyle Foster from Belgian club Westerlo. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Arsenal could enact the perfect revenge on Chelsea for signing Mykhailo Mudryk earlier this month by beating them in the race to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana. Both clubs hold an interest in the playmaker and could feel that there is no better time to acquire his services.

Lionel Messi has reportedly changed his mind about his future and will not pen a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain. The forward was expected to sign a new contract at the Parc des Princes before the end of the season, but he will now become a free agent in the summer.

Imola circuit officials were fined after Max Verstappen's filming day with Red Bull led to noise complaints. The Italian track's operators were forced to stump up €500 [£440] after the F1 champion activated local noise pollution detectors nearby in one of Red Bull's most iconic cars.


UEFA is set to close the loophole which has enabled Chelsea to spread the cost of their record transfer spending over up to eight years after receiving complaints from other Premier League clubs.

Chelsea are rivalling Newcastle United in the chase for Everton's Anthony Gordon.

Abdoulaye Doucoure was banned from training with Everton's first team last week following the fallout of the Goodison Park defeat to Southampton.

The Professional Cricketers' Association has joined Russell Slade's fight for data rights.

Chelsea are set to offer Thiago Silva a contract extension to extend his impressive stay at Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Joshua has agreed a deal to face American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena on April 1.

Sporting Lisbon are weighing up an offer for Heerenveen full-back Milan van Ewijk as a potential replacement for Tottenham target Pedro Porro.

Marseille defender Sead Kolasinac's house was burgled on Friday while he played in a French Cup tie, according to a report.


Tottenham have concerns that their managing director of football, Fabio Paratici, could face a worldwide ban should a punishment laid down by the Italian Football Federation not be overturned on appeal.

Chelsea are planning a fresh move for Enzo Fernandez after previously failing to agree a deal for the Benfica midfielder.


Saudi Arabia failed in a bid to buy Formula 1 from Liberty Media last year amid the Netflix Drive to Survive boom, sources close to talks claim.

BBC executives desperately pleaded with Gary Lineker to apologise amid a tense studio stand-off over the pornographic noises prank during live FA Cup coverage last week.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell believes the Rugby Football Union's decision to lower the tackle height across the amateur game will leave players "even more vulnerable" to "accidents waiting to happen".

Former Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic's heart-warming exchange with Novak Djokovic went viral at the weekend, but she has since hit back at horrendous "fat shaming" directed at her online.


Barcelona could be about to sign a Real Madrid player for the first time in 27 years as they are holding talks with Marco Asensio, according to reports in Spain.

Gareth Bale has confirmed he will be involved in a PGA Tour competition just two weeks after retiring from football.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is ready to sell the Washington Post newspaper in order to raise enough funds to bid for the Washington Commanders of the NFL.


Newcastle have reportedly held talks with Manchester United over a shock January move for Scott McTominay.

Conor Benn could make his boxing return in an Abu Dhabi spectacular against ring legend Manny Pacquiao.


Jim Goodwin has vowed to fight on as Aberdeen boss after an "embarrassing" and "humiliating" Scottish Cup shocker. But the beleaguered manager admits there are no assurances over his future following the disaster in Darvel.

Ryan Porteous could yet see out the season as a Hibs player and leave on a free transfer.


Hibs could turn to Scotland cap Stuart Findlay to replace departing Ryan Porteous and the injured Rocky Bushiri.

Chelsea have not given up hope of signing Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 22, in the January transfer window after having bids rejected at the start of the month. (Record - in Portuguese)

Graham Potter's side may also return with an improved bid for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, with the Seagulls looking for potential replacements. (Guardian)

Everton have held talks with former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa to replace Frank Lampard as manager. (Athletic - subscription required)

Former Everton stars Wayne Rooney, now manager of DC United, and Duncan Ferguson are also on the list, along with West Ham boss David Moyes, who managed the Toffees between 2002 and 2013. (Sun)

Brentford have rejected an approach from Everton for manager Thomas Frank. (Football Insider)

Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but is set to finish the season in Spain. (Football.London)

Chelsea could also target 19-year-old Lyon and France U21s right-back Malo Gusto as their spending under Todd Boehly nears £500m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea are set to offer Thiago Silva a contract extension that would keep the Brazil defender at Stamford Bridge beyond his 39th birthday. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle United could target Everton and England U21s winger Anthony Gordon, 21, as a replacement for Chris Wood, who joined Nottingham Forest last week. (Talksport)

Brighton are stepping up their interest in £20m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, 26. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Uefa are set to close a loophole in the Financial Fair Play rules which has been used by Chelsea to sign players on long-term contracts, including the arrival of 22-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk on an eight-and-a-half-year deal. (Times - subscription required)

Bournemouth are bidding to beat Southampton to the signing of Villarreal and Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 21. (Athletic - subscription required)

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri, 64, is being looked at by Tottenham and West Ham if they decide to part ways with Antonio Conte or David Moyes. (Ilmessaggero - subscription required)

Manchester United had conversations with Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 31, last summer before he secured a permanent move back to Diego Simeone's side. (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace part-owners David Blitzer and Joshua Harris are exploring selling their stakes and investing in Manchester United - a move that would allow the Glazer family to stay in control of the Old Trafford club. (Mirror)

Palace are in discussions with Stuttgart over a deal for 20-year-old French midfielder Naouirou Ahamada. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona are interested in signing Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, 27, on a free transfer this summer, but he is still in talks about a new deal at the Bernabeu. (Sport)

Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, 42, is set to miss out on the Poland job, with ex-Portugal manager Fernando Santos, 68, close to being appointed. (Fabrizio Romano)


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Brighton & Hove Albion have placed a valuation of £100m on Moisés Caicedo after Chelsea's latest attempt to raid the south-coast club.

Everton are facing a battle to convince their top managerial target, Marcelo Bielsa, to replace Frank Lampard.


Speaking after Everton's defeat to West Ham, owner Farad Moshiri has insisted that the club is not for sale, shortly after speculation that the Toffees were willing to accept bids of £500m for the sale of the club.
Newcastle United are confident they can sign Anthony Gordon from Everton, but they are also eyeing Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea.

Everton face a fight to convince Marcelo Bielsa to replace Frank Lampard after the ex-Leeds United coach expressed reservations about moving to Goodison Park.

Leeds United winger Jack Harrison is a target for Leicester City as they attempt to bolster Brendan Rodgers's squad to climb away from relegation danger.

With both Tottenham and Everton hoping to secure the signing of Arnaut Danjuma we take a look at some of the goals he scored at former club Bournemouth.
Leeds United are among the leading clubs interested in Southampton forward Jimmy-Jay Morgan.

Nottingham Forest's talks with Newcastle over the deal for Chris Wood included an ambitious enquiry for Allan Saint-Maximin.

Crystal Palace are pursuing a deal for Stuttgart midfielder Naouirou Ahamada.

Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar employed as security guards during the World Cup at Fifa's main media centre and other key sites face deportation after launching an unprecedented street protest in Doha on Sunday against mass sackings that followed the tournament.


Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol has the latest on Chelsea and their transfer targets including Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Frank Lampard says his nightmare at Everton will "make him stronger" - and he's vowed to return and prove himself in the Premier League.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to cash in on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.


Everton are now expected to re-explore a deal for Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana after Arnaut Danjuma turned his back on a move to Goodison Park despite undergoing a medical at Finch Farm.

Leeds remain interested in a deal for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi - despite contact with Juventus over a move for USMNT star Weston McKennie.


Gary Neville feels Antonio Conte has been well supported in the transfer market and feels he's at the best possible club he can be at in Europe right now.
Manchester United's search for investment is likely to result in the full sale of the club.

Aston Villa have been left frustrated after failing in an attempt to make Spain international Nico Williams their record signing.

PSG forward Lionel Messi is considering his future in France and has concerns over signing a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions, according to reports.

Speaking on a European football special edition of The Transfer Show, Florian Plettenberg discusses where Jude Bellingham could end up if he leaves Borussia Dortmund, with Liverpool reportedly keen to sign the England international.

Cristiano Ronaldo's new club Al-Nassr are reportedly convinced he will end his career there, as he'll be 40 years old when his contract ends in 2025.

The Football Association are set to renew their commitment of having BAME (black and minority ethnic) representation on England's backroom team for their Euro 2024 campaign.


The Transfer Show panel discuss Harry Kane's future and whether it lies with Tottenham or if the English striker would move to Germany with Bayern Munich.
Wayne Rooney has been backed to become a successful Premier League boss by Phil Jagielka, who reckons crisis-club Everton should consider him.


UEFA are set to change their Financial Fair Play rules to combat the long contracts loophole which Chelsea have been using.

Sam Allardyce denied any rumours claiming he has been approached by Everton, but did state he was the "best of any recent manager" the Toffees have had.


Millwall have made their move to land Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet.

Rangers recruitment guru John Park is under consideration for a return to Hibs as their new director of football.

Everton have been put up for sale with an asking price of £500m. (Guardian)

However owner Farhad Moshiri has denied reports of a potential sale, insisting he is committed to the struggling club. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal could rival Chelsea for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, in the summer. (Evening Standard)

The Seagulls have put a £100m price tag on the Ecuador international. (Times)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, is set to tell Paris St-Germain to make a fresh move for Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernando Silva, 28, this summer and reunite the former Monaco pair. (Sun)

Everton will continue talks with Marcelo Bielsa about becoming their new manager but will also consider appointing their former boss Sam Allardyce. (Independent)

Former Leeds boss Bielsa is unsure about taking the job while West Brom's Carlos Corberan is another option. (Times)

Bielsa has had initial talks with Everton but has told them their squad is "too slow" and that he would want pace options added to their squad in the remainder of the January transfer window. (Mail)

Frank Lampard, who was sacked by Everton on Monday, is desperate to prove himself and is considering a move abroad to have a fresh start and reset. (Sun)

Leeds winger Jack Harrison, 26, is a target of Leicester. (Telegraph)

Villarreal and Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 21, will have a medical at Bournemouth on Wednesday before a 23m euro (£20.3m) move. (Guardian)

The Cherries are in talks with Roma about a signing Uruguay defender Matias Vina, 25. (90 min)

Nottingham Forest would like to sign 36-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

Chelsea have opened talks with Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 38, over a new contract with his current deal set to run out at the end of the season. (Athletic - subscription required)

Talks are ongoing between Leeds and Juventus over the Italian side's 24-year-old USA midfielder Weston McKennie. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal have also made an enquiry into McKennie's availability. (Gazzetto dello Sport - in Italian)

The Gunners are in pole position to sign Real Valladolid's 18-year-old Spanish full-back Ivan Fresneda. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are willing to let England under-21 right-back Djed Spence, 22, leave on loan. (90 min)

West Ham have made a loan move for Santos and Brazil forward Marcos Leonardo, 19, after injuries to Danny Ings and Gianluca Scamacca, but have seen the move rejected so far. (90 min)

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is becomingly increasingly frustrated by the club's lack of activity in the January transfer window, with the Eagles yet to add to their squad. (Talksport)

Bristol City's 29-year-old English goalkeeper Daniel Bentley is set to undergo a medical at Wolves. (Birmingham Live)


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Arsenal are considering a £75m move for Moises Caicedo and could once again go head-to-head with Chelsea in the transfer market as the race intensifies for the Brighton midfielder.

Newcastle United will end their interest in Anthony Gordon and leave the winger trapped at Everton if their Premier League rivals do not lower their £60m asking price.

Everton are looking at the former Stoke City and West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic as a possible emergency January signing as they face up to the battle to stay in the Premier League.

Chelsea are prepared to compete with Liverpool for Wolves' Matheus Nunes when they step up their pursuit of midfielders in the summer.


Chelsea would prefer to offload unsettled Hakim Ziyech to Roma rather than a rival Premier League club.

AC Milan are among several clubs monitoring Joao Cancelo's situation at Manchester City.

Kaveh Solhekol says Newcastle are in talks to sign Anthony Gordon from Everton after the forward missed training with the Goodison Park club

Newcastle have reportedly launched a third bid for Flamengo wonderkid Matheus Franca.

AC Milan are preparing a loan move for out of favour Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin, according to reports.


Aston Villa are considering whether to submit a formal bid for Luiz Henrique after enquiring about the Real Betis attacker.

Everton are not giving up on their plan to appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager but face the prospect of paying at least £11m a year to land their No 1 target.

Following Tottenham's last minute swoop for Arnaut Danjuma, Everton are now looking elsewhere for a move this transfer window and Hakim Ziyech could be a contender

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is interesting Brighton but any deal could hinge on whether Liverpool are prepared to let the midfielder leave for nothing this month.

Eight illegal gamblers, including two from England, have been kicked out of Twenty20 matches in South Africa during the first two weeks of the SA20 competition amidst concerns over corruption.


Sporting Lisbon have enquired about the possibility of signing Brighton & Hove Albion's Tariq Lamptey on loan.


Chelsea have stepped up their interest in the Everton midfielder Amadou Onana as a possible alternative to Enzo Fernández and Moisés Caicedo.

Steph Houghton has emerged as the leading candidate to become the first chairwoman in the PFA's 116-year history.


Sean Dyche has re-emerged as the favourite to take over at Goodison Park as doubts over Marcelo Bielsa's enthusiasm for the job increased.

Juventus' off-field problems are stacking up after fresh claims in Italy that more than 20 players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, were paid €90m (£79.5m) in deferred wages off book.


Brighton and Hove Albion have had an offer rejected for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara.


One bookmaker has already paid out on Arsenal to win the Premier League - with one supporter taking home a cool £14,000.

Barcelona are reportedly in talks to sign Marco Asensio from bitter rivals Real Madrid.


Bild TV presenter Valentina Maceri gives insight into a potential move for Harry Kane to Bayern Munich this summer and will Bellingham leave or remain at Borussia Dortmund?
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has reportedly been "offered" to Inter Milan as the striker's agent Alejandro Camano looks to seal a pre-contract agreement.


Galatasaray are plotting a shock move for Rangers comeback star Ianis Hagi and the president of his famous father Gheorghe Hagi's club in Romania hopes they will complete a deal this month.

Kevin Nisbet could beat Ryan Porteous out of the exit door at Hibs.

Chelsea are ready to drop their interest in Everton and England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon, 21, while Newcastle also do not want to become embroiled in a bidding war. (Northern Echo)

Gordon has not handed in a transfer request at the Toffees despite missing the last two days of training. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle are looking at Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, 29, as an alternative to Gordon as they are unwilling to pay Everton's £60m asking price. (Telegraph)

Everton are also interested in the Morocco forward and could make a move if Gordon does leave. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are ready to compete with Liverpool to sign Wolves' Portugal international midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in 21-year-old Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana as a possible alternative to Benfica's Argentina international Enzo Fernandez, 22, and 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who is at Brighton. (Times - subscription required)

Everton's talks with Argentine Marcelo Bielsa about being their new manager have reached an impasse with former Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl another option. (Independent)

AC Milan are one of the clubs monitoring Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28. (Sun)

Tottenham are closing on a deal for Spain full-back Pedro Porro, 23, who plays for Sporting. (Guardian)

Everton are looking at former Stoke and West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, 33, who plays for Bologna. (Telegraph)

Leeds United have made an opening bid of 28m euros (£24.6m) plus add-ons for United States midfielder Weston McKennie but Juventus want 35m euros (£30.8m) for the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports Italia)

Brighton have made an improved offer of £14m for 26-year-old Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, who Shakhtar Donetsk value at £20m. (Mail)

Brighton have had a bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, 24, rejected, with the Bundesliga side not wanting to sell the Mali international in January. (Guardian)

Southampton have had a bid for Luton Town's English full-back James Bree, 25, accepted. (Athletic - subscription required)

Crystal Palace are weighing up a bid for 23-year-old Bristol City and Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo. (John Percy)

Nottingham Forest are considering a move for Inter Milan's Italian midfielder Roberto Gagliardini, 28. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey, 22, could leave this month with Lyon among clubs interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sporting have approached the Seagulls about a loan deal for the Ghana international. (Athletic - subscription required)

Barcelona could sell Spain forward Ferran Torres in the summer. The 22-year-old only joined from Manchester City . (Sport - in Spanish)


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Real Sociedad have told Arsenal they will have to pay Martín Zubimendi's €60m (about £52.8m) release clause if they want to sign the midfielder this month.
Tottenham are close to completing the signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth €45m (£39.6m). Porro has agreed personal terms with Spurs over a five-year contract, with the final details of the transfer fee the only part left to be agreed.
Wolves have agreed a deal to land Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes from Flamengo. The Premier League club had a £15m offer for the 21-year-old accepted earlier in the month before the move was called off when Lyon approached the Brazilian side.
The Transfer Show's Kaveh Solhekol has the latest news on Everton's search for a new manager with Marcelo Bielsa the current front runner for the job
World Athletics' long-term strategy is likely to stop trans and intersex athletes competing in female categories - and instead lead to them taking on elite men in a new 'open' classification.
Erling Haaland's prolific goalscoring is costing bookmakers more than any other player in Premier League history.

Everton are expected to drop their asking price for Anthony Gordon after the forward missed training for a third day. Newcastle United have been confident of signing Gordon after holding talks with Everton over the England U21 international this week.
Everton had been hoping to agree a deal worth up to £60m for Gordon, however, which threatened to force Newcastle to walk away and pursue other targets.
The Transfer Show's Kaveh Solhekol says there is a possibility of Wout Weghorst's loan move to Manchester United becoming permanent in the summer
Chelsea have suffered a double setback in their bid to fill two key positions before the transfer window shuts next week.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed right-back Malo Gusto, who Chelsea this week made a bid for, will not be sold this month, while an opening proposal over Everton midfielder Amadou Onana has been knocked back.
Chelsea could also make new bids for midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, despite already seeing offers turned down by Benfica and Brighton.
The legal tackle height is set to be lowered across all elite rugby globally, despite a growing revolt against plans to roll out the most seismic changes to the way the game is played since it turned professional.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have been tipped to seal a sensational double transfer to Newcastle.
Danny Ings has been given an injection in his injured knee to speed up his recovery. West Ham's new £15m striker suffered a painful whack barely 30 seconds into his debut on Saturday.
Leeds are haggling with Juventus over a fee to sign USA star Weston McKennie. Whites boss Jesse Marsch wants to land his countryman - but Leeds' offer of £20m plus add-ons is short of Juve's £30m valuation.
Manchester United are open to letting four more players leave before Tuesday's transfer deadline - plus Charlie Savage. Robbie Savage's son will join Forest Green Rovers on loan for the remainder of the season.
Everton are considering a move for Dnipro striker Artem Dovbyk in a bid to boost their survival hopes.
A look at Jack Harrison's best Premier League goals as the Leeds winger continues to be linked with a move away from Elland Road
Farhad Moshiri is staring at a financial black hole that could cost him as much as £300m if he sells Everton.
Michail Antonio has been linked with a late January move to the MLS.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is set to sell three star players this month as he looks to rebuild the squad, according to reports.

Southampton have asked about Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Belgium have shortlisted Joachim Low, Mauricio Pochettino and Andre Villas-Boas for their managerial vacancy after the departure of Roberto Martinez, according to a new report.
South American football expert Tim Vickery feels Marcelo Bielsa will be dubious of the Everton hierarchy as their turnover of managers has been high under Farhad Moshiri's ownership
Lyon have made an enquiry about taking Tottenham right-back Djed Spence on loan until the end of the season.

Erling Haaland has a €200m (£175.5m) release clause inserted into his Manchester City contract, which comes into play after two years, in the summer of 2024.
Real Madrid are set to activate Fran Garcia's €10m (£8.8m) buy option. Sources close to Garcia and Real have confirmed that the move is close, with the 23-year-old left-back likely to remain on loan at Rayo Vallecano until the end of the season.
Bournemouth agreed a deal to sign Antoine Semenyo at the third time of asking, having seen two previous bids knocked back by Bristol City.

Pep Guardiola has opened the door to a sensational return to Barcelona and claimed he would walk out on Manchester City if the opportunity arose.
Ian Wright has called for Manchester United to offer out-of-favour striker Anthony Martial in a player-plus-cash deal for Harry Kane this summer - but such a plan may meet resistance from Joel Glazer.
Arsenal legend David Seaman reckons that missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk will prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Cristiano Ronaldo was mocked with Lionel Messi's famous Barcelona goal celebration as his new team Al Nassr struggled in Thursday's Saudi Super Cup semi-final.

Former Everton manager Frank Lampard has broken his silence with a heartfelt message to the club's supporters.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted he will not be managing "beyond 70" with the German quick to rebuff emulating the career of ex-Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson.

Jonathan Liew from The Guardian and Charlotte Duncker from The Times look at the back pages tonight as the main talking point is how will be the next Everton manager as well Everton's current financial situation.
Chelsea have cooled their interest in Moises Caicedo as Arsenal prepare for Brighton fight.
Ibrahima Bamba's agent has played down rumours that the defender is on the verge of completing a move to Arsenal, though refused to rule out business being done before the transfer window shuts.
West Ham expect Michail Antonio to remain at the club beyond the end of this month's transfer window, despite the forward claiming he has held talks over a possible move away.

Manchester United have set their sights on a surprise move for Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias, according to reports in Spain.
Leeds are 'convinced' they are leading the race to sign Juventus star Weston McKennie, with Arsenal and Tottenham also interested in acquiring his services
Wimbledon chiefs have reportedly been told by government sources not to allow pro-Russia protestors to disrupt the competition, as they did at the Australian Open on Wednesday night. Flags and T-shirts were seen at the tournament, despite it being made clear they were banned beforehand.

Celtic are playing hardball with Atlanta United and their pitch for Giorgos Giakoumakis. The Major League Soccer side have tabled a bid for the Greek striker but it is a loan with an option to buy at the end of it.
Former Hibs boss Shaun Maloney has reportedly been lined up as Wigan's No 1 candidate to replace Kolo Toure as manager.
Midfielder Joe Aribo is facing the prospect of being dumped by Southampton less than eight months after writing his name into Rangers history by netting in the Europa League final.
Bournemouth and Brentford could open the Premier League door to Scotland star Ross Stewart.

Rangers will need to stump up around £1.5m if they want to sign Nicolas Raskin this month. Standard Liege knocked back the Ibrox side's opening offer.
Fuming Hearts have slammed Blackpool boss Mick McCarthy after he accused the Jambos of being 'dishonest' over his side's pursuit of Toby Sibbick.

Chelsea may have to delay plans to sign French right-back Malo Gusto, 19, in January with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas saying he expects the player to remain in France until at least the summer. (Football London)

Tottenham are confident that a deal for Sporting Lisbon and Spain defender Pedro Porro will be finalised in the coming days after difficulties in negotiations over the 23-year-old's release clause (90min)

Everton are expected to drop their £60m asking price for English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, and accept around £40m plus add-ons after their original valuation put Newcastle United off. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Having missed the last three days of training, Gordon has told Everton he has no intention of returning to the club as he tries to force through a move to Newcastle. (Mail)

Chelsea want to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana, but, while the 21-year-old Belgium international has turned down the move as he wants to focus on helping the relegation-threatened Toffees for the rest of the season, the situation could still change. (Het Nieuwsblad - in Dutch)

Onana is also an option for Arsenal, who want to sign a midfielder. (Express)

Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United are all interested in Netherlands and Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries, with Inter Milan setting a price of 40m euros (£35m) for the 26-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi's 60m euro (£52.8m) release clause if they want to sign the 23-year-old Spain international in January. (Times - subscription required)

Leeds United are ready to pay £25m for Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie, 24. (Sky Sports Italy)

Bournemouth are interested in signing Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, with their move for Villarreal and Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 21, looking like it has hit a stumbling block over medical concerns. (Mail)

Meanwhile, Jackson's injury issues have prompted Bournemouth to make a third bid for Bristol City and Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo, 23, which City boss Nigel Pearson admits has been accepted. (Dorset Live)

AC Milan also want to sign Zaniolo but are interested in 25-year-old France and Newcastle forward Allan Saint-Maximin as an alternative. (Sky Sports Italy)

Southampton are keen on Rennes and Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana. The 20-year-old was the fastest player at the World Cup and was previously attracting interest from fellow Premier League strugglers Everton. (Mail)

Leeds are set to allow their English forward Joe Gelhardt, 20, to join promotion-chasing Championship side Sunderland on loan until the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United could make a £105m bid for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen but the move for the 23-year-old Nigeria forward would likely not come until the summer. (Soccer News - In Dutch)

United are also looking to send 19-year-old English forward Charlie McNeill, Dutch defender Bjorn Hardley, 20, and English defender Di'Shon Bernard, 22, out on loan in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)


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Moises Caicedo is considering handing in a transfer request to force a late move to Arsenal or Chelsea
The ECB has offered Azeem Rafiq three days with their legal team to prepare him for the Yorkshire racism hearing next month in a move that will raise questions about the governing body's role in the process.
Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo has reportedly rejected a move to Bournemouth having told his agent that he has no interest in continuing negotiations with the Premier League club.
Dani Alves has been 'signing autographs for fellow inmates in prison' but has since been moved to another jail for 'security reasons' after being remanded without bail over an alleged sexual assault.
The Saudi Pro League is set to adjust its rules in a bid to lure Lionel Messi over to the Middle East to join long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Real Madrid have reportedly ruled out a summer move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

James Maddison could still join Newcastle United ahead of next week's January transfer deadline in spite of Leicester City having already rejected at least one concrete bid for the 26-year-old's signature, according to reports.
Chelsea have three goalkeepers on their transfer shortlist to put the futures of both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga at risk, according to reports.
Chelsea are ready to launch a fresh swoop for Enzo Fernandez and are even willing to offer Benfica 'a few players' in return for the Argentina midfielder, according to reports in Portugal.

Football chiefs are to rip up the rule book on penalties to clamp down on gamesmanship after Emi Martinez's World Cup antics.
Leicester City are set to complete the signing of Brazilian winger Tete from Lyon until the end of the season.
N'Golo Kante is reportedly set to return from injury for Chelsea's Champions League last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Dele Alli finally appears to have won over the Besiktas fanbase after a goalscoring return to the starting line-up.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is using his head and trying to trademark his goal celebration.
Graham Potter has turned to the army in a bid to build a better team spirit at Chelsea.

Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2027.

Ex-Liverpool ace Emre Can has revealed that he had cancer surgery just after joining Juventus back in 2018

The bitter rift between Uefa and the former Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, could leave one of the architects of the European Super League liable to legal action from the governing body.

Moises Caicedo has publicly said he wants to leave Brighton this month in an extraordinary social media post, after Arsenal had an opening offer of £60 million rejected for the midfielder.
Marcelo Bielsa withdrew as the No 1 candidate to take over as Everton manager after it emerged that he was only prepared to move to Goodison Park to coach the under-21 side.

Nottingham Forest are willing to offload summer signings Lewis O'Brien and Harry Toffolo this month.

Serge Gnabry has been dropped to the bench for Bayern Munich's next fixture after leaving Germany to attend Paris Fashion Week.

Rangers have tabled an improved £2m package to land Morgan Whittaker.

Rangers have teamed up with AC/DC to launch a new clothing range ahead of the rock band's upcoming 2023 tour and new book which will be released this year.
Former Rangers star Barry Ferguson reckons Ryan Jack will have to prove his match fitness before he gets offered a new contract as he warns the Gers not to overlook experience.
Giorgos Giakoumakis is poised to seal a £4m move to J-League side Urawa Red Diamonds.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is keen to return to the Premier League for next season and his ideal job would be a third spell in charge at Chelsea. (Mail)

Real Madrid will not make a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 24, in the summer as the England international has decided to join Arsenal. (El Nacional - in Spanish)

Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed interest in Sander Berge, 24, amid rumours Liverpool and Chelsea are keen on the Blades' Norway midfielder. (Talksport)

Manchester United's20-year-old Swedish forward Anthony Elanga is being linked with a move to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven. (AD - in Dutch)

Arsenal are set to make an improved offer for Moises Caicedo after Brighton rejected an opening bid of £60m for the 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder, who says he wants to leave the Seagulls. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl says they are yet to receive any approaches for England midfielder Jude Bellingham amid Manchester United'sinterest in the 19-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Lyon's French full-back Malo Gusto for £26.3m, with the 19-year-old expected to remain with the French side until the summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36, from Paris St-Germain on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Arsenal have rejected a £7m bid from Monaco for Belgium's Albert Sambi Lokonga with the Gunners reluctant to let the 23-year-old go while they are light in midfield. (Foot Mercato - In French)

Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, has agreed a new contract at Arsenal that will more than double his salary at the Premier League leaders. (Sun)

Southampton have made a £17.5m bid for Rennes and Ghana forward Kamaldeen Sulemana, 20. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo has rejected a move to Bournemouth with the 23-year-old not wanting to leave his home country this month. (Tutto Mercato - In Italian)

Marseille appear to have beaten Leeds United and Leicester City to the signing of 22-year-old Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi. (RNC Sport)

Leeds have no interest in signing Shakhtar Donetsk'sBrazilian winger Tete, 22, despite reports in France linking him with the Premier League side. (Leeds Live)

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has spoken publicly of his desire to sign 21-year-old Spanish winger Bryan Gil from Tottenham. (Sun)

France forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, wants to extend his contract with Barcelona beyond 2024. (Sport - in Spanish)

Germany forward Marco Reus, 33, is in talks about extending his deal with Borussia Dortmund beyond this summer but his agent is also talking to other clubs, with Manchester United understood to be one of them. (90min)