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Real Madrid are monitoring developments with Harry Kane as they consider forwards to bolster their strike force this summer.

Second bids for Manchester United have to be lodged by the middle of next week - with final offers due around Easter.

Melissa Reddy with the latest as Harry Kane's future could be unresolved heading into the January window with Tottenham not willing to sell him this summer

Sheffield United have introduced a series of extraordinary cost-cutting measures to avoid entering administration as soon as next week.

Wolves were on the wrong end of another refereeing blunder in their 2-1 defeat at Newcastle last weekend, an independent panel has ruled.

Gareth Southgate will stand by Kyle Walker for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine after the England defender was involved in an alleged incident in a Cheshire bar.


Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag met Sir Jim Ratcliffe during the British billionaire's visit to Carrington amid takeover talks.

Manchester United star Alejandro Garnacho has officially snubbed Spain to play for Argentina.

Paris Saint-Germain ultras have announced they are planning a protest against Lionel Messi.


Manchester United are set to appoint Adidas executive Matt Hargreaves to lead their football negotiations.

Newcastle United forward Miguel Almiron is set to be out for the next six weeks after suffering a thigh injury in training.


Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani's financial experts are examining Manchester United's accounts before making a second bid for the club, with no guarantee this will constitute an increased offer.

Kaveh Solhekol says we can expect second bids for Manchester United next week as Sir Jim Ratcliffe visits Old Trafford to hold talks over a potential takeover

Chelsea have stepped up interest in buying a stake in Strasbourg after Uefa's president, Aleksander Ceferin, opened the door to relaxing restrictions on clubs with the same owner playing in the same European competitions.


Premier League clubs have told the Football Association that they are producing the highest quality players in Europe, even if the volume of game-time for England-qualified players [EQPs] has consistently fallen as the league has become more successful.


Robbie Savage has offered to reimburse production staff who will not be paid after Six-0-Six was cancelled during the Linekergate crisis.


Chris Eubank Jr's cousin Harlem Eubank has revealed that the Brighton boxer was not himself on the day of the Liam Smith fight. Harlem, a fellow professional boxer, says he noticed a troubling shift in Chris' body language while in the dressing room before his walk out.

A look back at how one of the sport's most intense rivalries culminated in an unforgettable victory for Liam Smith over Chris Eubank Jr in January


Celtic are pushing for a return to bumper away crowds in Old Firm clashes for next season - after it was revealed rival punters will be banned from Celtic Park and Ibrox for the remaining two league encounters.

Lowland League clubs have green-lit plans for a Conference involving Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and Aberdeen B teams to be established at tier five of Scottish football.

Real Madrid are monitoring developments with Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, whose contract runs out in 2024 and has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United or Bayern Munich. (Mail)

A 200m euros (£175m) release clause written into Erling Haaland's contract with Manchester City is no longer valid and the club will be able to set their own price should they wish to sell the 22-year-old Norway striker, who is under contract until 2027. (Goal)

Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, has appointed a new agent to handle a potential deal away from the London club. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is keen to return to Barcelona and speaks to manager Xavi often. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Brighton are prepared to offer in-form Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma, 25, a record deal as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal register their interest. (Goal)

Arsenal are preparing a new bid for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo despite the 21-year-old signing a new contract recently. (Football Insider)

Sevilla will not be making 30-year-old Manchester United and Brazil defender Alex Telles' loan deal permanent. (Mirror)

Patrick Vieira was sacked as Crystal Palace manager because it was believed he was being too soft on his under-performing players. (Mirror)

Chelsea are "highly interested" in signing West Ham's Declan Rice, 24, in the summer - the England midfielder is contracted at London Stadium until 2024. (Florian Plettenberg)

Injury-plagued France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31 - who has not played since August because of a hamstring problem but is returning to fitness - is "poised" to sign a new two-year deal at Chelsea. (Sun)

Barcelona's Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, a long-time target of Manchester United and Chelsea, said in an interview on Spanish television: "Barca has always been the club of my dreams... I hope to be able to continue there for many more years". (TV3 - in Catalan)

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, whose current deal at Everton runs until the summer of 2024, has been offered a new contract but is waiting to see how the season pans out before signing it. (Football Insider)

Liverpool will allow former England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, and Guinea's Naby Keita, 28, to leave as free agents in the summer, while Brazil's Arthur Melo, 26, will return to Juventus at the end of his loan deal as Jurgen Klopp bids to rebuild his midfield. (Athletic - subscription required)

Bayern Munich's Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, has sealed a move to Liverpool, according to former Reds player Jose Enrique, who made the disclosure on a live web stream. (Sun)

Napoli's Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 22, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester City, could be tempted to join Newcastle if they qualify for next season's Champions League. (Football Insider)

Barcelona would be willing to sell midfielders Ousmane Dembele, 25, of France, and Ferran Torres, 23, of Spain, to raise the money to fund the signing of Juventus's Italian forward Federico Chiesa, 25. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, has been offered a one-year contract extension by Barcelona, with the option of a further year, but is also weighing up a possible switch to Inter Miami or Toronto in the MLS, and has had offers from three clubs in Saudi Arabia. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are set to appoint Adidas executive Matt Hargreaves, who has a legal background and is a United fan, to lead their football transfer negotiations. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is in line to be given an extension to his three-year contract, despite ongoing negotiations over the possible sale of the club. (Mirror)

Chelsea want to sign Leeds United's French goalkeeper Illan Meslier, 23, in the summer. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United have rekindled their interest in Bayer Leverkusen's France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, and Dutch left-back Mitchel Bakker, 22. (90min - in German)

Diaby has long been a target of Arsenal, but the Premier League leaders may struggle to compete with Newcastle in their pursuit of the £62m-rated forward. (Express)

Departing Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 31, wants to stay in Europe when he leaves Anfield at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa has dismissed rumours suggesting the 30-year-old Egypt forward wants to leave Liverpool. (90min)

Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in Anderlecht'sDutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen, 20. (Het Laatste Nieuws - in Dutch)

Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, has been told he can leave Chelsea this summer. (Mirror)

Ex-England boss Roy Hodgson, 75, is ready to return as Crystal Palace manager on a deal until the end of the season after positive talks over the weekend. (Sun)

Chelsea are considering building a new stadium at Stamford Bridge that could cost up to £2bn and would involve them playing at another stadium for four years, with Craven Cottage, Twickenham and Wembley potential temporary venues. (Mail)

Wolves will listen to offers for Ruben Neves this summer with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool keen on the 26-year-old Portugal midfielder. (Mirror)

Liverpool will not offer Guinea midfielder Naby Keita a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season with Inter Milan interested in the 28-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Ghana forward Mohammed Kudos is concentrating on helping Ajax defend the Dutch title, rather than rumours of a move to Manchester United, and says he will enter talks over a contract extension "when the time is right". (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Tottenham are monitoring Watford winger Adrian Blake, 17, who is out of contract in the summer. The England-born teenager has been at the club's academy since he was nine but is yet to make his league debut. (Mail)

Borussia Monchengladbach are resigned to losing midfielder Man Utd Kone in the summer with Chelsea among the clubs interested in the 21-year-old Frenchman. (Caught Offside)

Former France and Arsenal team-mates Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry could be set to battle it out for the vacant role as United States men's national team coach. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain are willing to pay up to 180m euros (£159m) for Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 22. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)


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Everton will make an ambitious move for West Ham striker Michail Antonio if they beat the drop.
Chelsea and Newcastle are keeping an eye on former Manchester City forward Brahim Diaz.
Several Tottenham players want Antonio Conte to be sacked "now" after being stunned at his weekend rant against them and the club's owners.
Nike and Puma are to stop making football boots from premium kangaroo leather after pressure from animal rights activists and a crackdown in the United States.
Ipswich are planning to make a move for Portsmouth striker Colby Bishop if they secure promotion to the Championship.

Chelsea are plotting a move to sign Napoli's red-hot striker Victor Osimhen in the summer and will include winger Christian Pulisic in a player-plus-cash deal according to reports in Italy.
Steven Gerrard is set to be part of Channel 4's broadcast team for their coverage of the European Championship qualifiers.
Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy will not be linking up with Australia for two friendlies against Ecuador because of a lingering back problem.
Chelsea have been in talks with Premier League rivals Fulham over a four-year ground share while they redevelop Stamford Bridge.
A friendly match between England and Italy supporters has been targeted by hooligans in a chilling development ahead of this week's European Championship qualifier in Naples.
England fans have been left stranded after the FA's official travel partner cancelled their trip to Naples just days before Gareth Southgate's side face Italy in a repeat of the EURO 2020 final.
Jamie Redknapp and Karen Carney discuss Antonio Conte's outburst following Tottenham's 3-3 draw with Southampton in the Premier League.
Tottenham and Antonio Conte have held crisis talks following a stunning verbal assault on his players with chairman Daniel Levy set to gauge opinion before deciding his head coach's future.
Franck Kessie came off the bench to score an injury time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Madrid and take a 12-point lead in LaLiga.
Clinton Morrison and Danny Cowley assess the impact that Antonio Conte's scathing criticism of his team will have on the Tottenham players.

Manchester United and Liverpool could be set to rival each other for the signing of Ruben Neves in the summer.
Liverpool are expecting interest in some of their fringe players from Ajax in the summer with sporting director Julian Ward set to join the Dutch club.

Former referee Keith Hackett says Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic deserves a 10-game suspension for his shove on referee Chris Kavanagh on Sunday.

Former Newcastle defender Jetro Willems was punched by a supporter as tensions boiled over when Gronignen hosted Heerenveen in the Dutch top-flight.

Bayern Munich plan to send Joao Cancelo back to Manchester City at the end of the season.

James Tavernier has called on Rangers to produce an awesome April as they look to make amends for February's Old Firm flop.
Dundee United are set to demand a "VAR summit" after being left furious by a controversial penalty call in their draw with St Mirren on Saturday. Motherwell and Kilmarnock were also critical of weekend decisions made with technological assistance.

Aston Villa are considering a move for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United are prepared to sell club captain and England centre-back Harry Maguire, 30, and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 28, this summer. (Football Insider)

Manager Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to offer veteran English midfielder James Milner, 37, a new deal. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are interested in a move for Inter Milan and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 26, in the summer. (InterLive, via Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Newcastle are both monitoring former Manchester City forward Brahim Diaz. The 23-year-old Spaniard is currently on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid but could become available at the end of the season. (Sun)

Arsenal want to sign Galatasaray's French right-back Sacha Boey, 22. (Aksam - in Turkish)

Germany attacking midfielder Marco Reus, 33, wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund, where he is captain, until the end of his career. (Sky Germany - in German)

Tottenham could reignite their interest in Napoli and South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26, this summer. (Football Insider)

Everton will move for West Ham's Jamaica striker Michail Antonio, 32, in the summer, if they avoid relegation. (Sun)

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 22, hopes to stay at Ajax beyond the end of the season despite interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. (De Telegraaf, via 90min)

Besiktas are preparing to trigger the purchase option in their loan deal for West Ham's Congo defender Arthur Masuaku, 29. (Fanatik, via Inside Futbol)

Former Everton boss Frank Lampard is ready for his next managerial role, nearly two months since he was sacked by the Toffees. (Sun)


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Tuesday 21 March 2023 08:02, UK


Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma this season.
Emiliano Martinez has revealed he wants to stay at Aston Villa for "many years to come".
West Ham are reportedly interested in replacing David Moyes with Reims boss Will Still.
Former Juventus striker Christian Bunino, now playing in Serie C for Lecco, was bizarrely sent off on Sunday against Piacenza for urinating on the side of the pitch while waiting to come on as a sub.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has slammed snooker's bosses in an astonishing rant, claiming the sport is "in the worst place it has ever been" and that those running it "aren't the smartest of people", while suggesting players need to go on strike to force through change.

Brighton CEO Paul Barber has played down talks of winger Karou Mitoma leaving the club in the next transfer window.
Manchester City have reportedly moved quick to try and land upcoming Croatian 16-year-old Luka Vuskovic amid interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
Chelsea are considering a move for Andreas Pereira as a possible replacement for Mason Mount, but could face competition from Atletico Madrid and PSG.
Real Madrid have opened talks with Eduardo Camavinga about extending his contract with the club, according to a new report, which suggests the inclusion of a mammoth release clause.
The son of Tottenham legend Justin Edinburgh has hit out at the group of Colchester fans who chanted 'vile and hurtful' songs about his late father during Leyton Orient's League Two clash on Saturday.
Kylian Mbappe is set to be named as the next captain of France later this week, replacing Hugo Lloris who retired from international football after the World Cup in Qatar.
Arsenal are ready to make a summer move for Red Bull Salzburg forward Noah Okafor, but will face competition from London rivals Tottenham and West Ham for the £25m-rated player.
France boss Didier Deschamps has admitted his regret at the decision made by Manchester United defender Raphael Varane to retire from international football, but says he respects the decision.
LIV Golf's start to life on America's CW Network is going from bad to worse, with their lowly 0.2 per cent rating for the season-opener somehow dropping to 0.14 per cent for the event in Tucson last weekend.
NBA star Ja Morant could be back with the Memphis Grizzlies as early as Wednesday as he looks to move on from the strip club gun scandal which saw him suspended for eight games.

Rival Premier League clubs are likely to make their opposition clear if Qatari investors win the race to take over Manchester United.

England fans travelling to Naples to watch this week's Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy are becoming increasingly concerned over their safety and a lack of co-operation coming in from local authorities.

Tottenham have reportedly made contact with Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner as uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte's future goes on.
The Football Association have been urged to ban Aleksandar Mitrovic for a minimum of six matches and have been warned that a soft approach to the growing abuse of match officials will lead to a referee being murdered.
Dermot Gallagher explains why Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off in the FA Cup for pushing a referee, while Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes wasn't for a similar incident in the Premier League against Liverpool
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has continued his ruthless overhaul of the club's backroom staff by sacking head groundsman Jason Griffin after over 30 years of service.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has been backed to follow in the footsteps of USA sporting greats Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Former USMNT striker Eric Wynalda has urged his country's football federation to do all they can to convince the Gunners loanee to play for them over England.

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to agree Antonio Conte's departure from the club this week.
Newcastle United are looking into a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as manager Eddie Howe feels the Scotland international has the physical attributes to succeed in his system.

Mo Salah's agent has responded sternly to claims the forward wants to leave Liverpool this summer.
Bayern Munich plan to send Joao Cancelo back to Manchester City at the end of the season.

Man Utd Tuilagi believes Steve Borthwick's new-look England can be a contender at this year's Rugby World Cup despite their disappointing finish in the Six Nations.

Motherwell defender Max Johnston is set to be offered a route to the English Premier League with Burnley.
Former Celtic hero Erik Sviatchenko looks set to swap Europe for North America - with the Danish defender closing in on a reported move to MLS outfit Houston Dynamo.
St Mirren are set to open talks with manager Stephen Robinson over a new long-term contract and are also keen to tie down Australia defender Ryan Strain on fresh terms.

Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe is understood to be open to a permanent stay with French side Nice, where he is spending the season on loan.

Andy Walker has hit out at the use of VAR by Scottish referees after seven contentious calls over the weekend.
Former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has bagged a new job five months after being sacked by Aston Villa, having been snapped up by Channel 4 for the England's upcoming Euro qualifiers.

Tottenham Hotspur are expected to agree the departure of their Italian manager Antonio Conte, 53, this week, with former player and English first-team coach Ryan Mason, 31, likely to take charge until the end of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The Tottenham players believe Conte will leave because his comments after the Southampton game have soured relations with some members of the squad. (Times - subscription required)

Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner is one of the contenders to succeed Conte, with Tottenham having already made contact with the 48-year-old Austrian. (Bild - in German)

Spurs want £100m up front for England striker Harry Kane if they consider selling the 29-year-old in the summer when he will have one year left on his contract. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City are growing confident they can land England's Jude Bellingham, 19, in the summer, but Real Madrid remain in the race for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. (ESPN)

Liverpool are not willing to pay the fee demanded by Dortmund for Bellingham so will switch their attention to Wolves' Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 24, instead. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he doesn't want to pay a "stupid price" for the club. (Wall Street Journal)

Arsenal are ready to offer Norway playmaker Martin Odegaard, 24, a new deal to keep him at the club until 2030. (Football Transfers)

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani will make a second bid for Manchester United on Wednesday after positive talks with the club last week. (Sky Sports)

Declan Rice is expected to leave West Ham this summer with Chelsea and Arsenal leading the chase for the 24-year-old England midfielder. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 25, in action for Brighton. (Sun)

Newcastle United are targeting Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay this summer and the 26-year-old Scotland international is believed to be open to the move. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus' hopes of signing N'Golo Kante, 31, for free in the summer have been dashed, with the France midfielder set to agree a new two-year deal with Chelsea. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham have looked at Red Bull Salzburg striker Noah Okafor, with the 22-year-old Switzerland international's contract ending in summer 2024. (Mail)

Aston Villa's World Cup-winning keeper Emiliano Martinez insists he is planning to stay at the club, despite huge interest in the 30-year-old Argentina international. (Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to sell Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, following a breakdown in contract renewal talks. (Football Insider)

Fulham's former Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, 27, is attracting interest from Chelsea, who see the Brazilian as a potential replacement for 24-year-old Englishman Mason Mount - but they face competition from Atletico Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (ESPN)

Barcelona's Spanish captain Sergio Busquets, 34, is considering offers from the Major Soccer League and Saudi Arabia, but will decide during the international break whether to reject them and agree a new deal to stay at the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Wednesday 22 March 2023 07:50, UK


Napoli will demand £150million for their star striker Victor Osimhen this summer, according to reports, with Manchester United and Chelsea chasing his signature.
Peterborough United will receive a bonus payment of around £1m from Brentford if Ivan Toney makes his England debut in this week's European Championship qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank claims Ivan Toney 'truly deserves' his England call-up and reveals he found out about his selection from Bees team-mate Saman Ghoddos.
Second bids for Manchester United have to be lodged by 9pm on Wednesday night - with the club set to be sold for a world-record fee of more than £5bn should the Glazers accept one of the offers.
Premier League stars are being encouraged to tone down their celebrations by managers for fear of goals being ruled out by VAR and it affecting their concentration.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be tasked with getting England's strikers firing once his appointment to Gareth Southgate's staff is confirmed.

Manchester City have suffered an injury scare after Erling Haaland withdrew from the Norway squad because of a groin injury, ahead of facing Liverpool in their first game back after the international break.
Erling Haaland's former coach Alf Ingve Berntsen says the 'sky is the limit' for the 22-year-old striker who has broken Man City's 94 year-old record for most goals scored in a season.

Harry Redknapp has teased a Tottenham return to assist Ryan Mason, if Antonio Conte is sacked as expected this week.
Millionaire stars at Tottenham were branded selfish and savaged for not being able to perform under pressure - and now they are being pampered with a "well-being guru" to keep stars happy.
England fans have been warned not to wear belts in Naples ahead of the Three Lions' trip to Italy on Thursday, amid fears of violent clashes with Italian ultras.
Premier League and EFL clubs have shelled out a staggering £1.3m in fines this season for abusive and aggressive behaviour.
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has claimed John Obi Mikel once swung for him.

Lando Norris was put in a headlock and robbed of his £144,000 watch after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, a court has heard.
Rafa Nadal's absence from Indian Wells saw the 22-times Grand Slam champion slip out of the top 10 for the first time since 2005 this week.

Shaun Murphy has hit back at Ronnie O'Sullivan following the snooker great's angry rant about the state of the sport.
Mercedes driver George Russell admits the 'correct decision' has been reached after being forced to give the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix third-place trophy back to Fernando Alonso.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is said to be "very confident" his debt-free bid to buy Manchester United can win over the Glazer family as the £5 billion takeover battle enters its defining stage.
Daniel Levy has difficult questions to answer over the running and direction of Tottenham Hotspur as he attempts to identify a long-term successor to Antonio Conte.
Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol and senior reporter Melissa Reddy provide an update on Antonio Conte's future at Tottenham after he criticised the club and some players following their 3-3 draw against Southampton.
Rory McIlroy is looking at using a replica of the putter with which he won his first two majors more than a decade ago as he seeks finally to end his Masters void and so become just the sixth player in history to complete the career grand slam.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale joked that his dad might text Mikel Arteta and beg him to stop asking his son to play out from the back.

Wolves owners' Fosun have opened talks over a potential investment in Belgian club K.V. Oostende as they look into expanding their portfolio of football clubs in Europe.
Jack Willis is hopeful he can continue to represent England after the World Cup as the openside flanker closes in on a new contract with Toulouse in the Top 14.
Jonny Bairstow is expected to miss the Indian Premier League this year and focus on preparing for the Ashes as he continues his comeback from a broken leg last summer.

Former Celtic star striker Moussa Dembele will leave Lyon this summer when he contract expires, it has been reported.

Liverpool have held talks with Monaco Sporting Director Paul Mitchell over potentially taking on the same role at Anfield.
Dani Carvajal has opened up on the El Clasico rivalry within the Spain camp after it was reported that the Barcelona and Real Madrid players have been 'kept apart in training'.
England white-ball coach Matthew Mott has repeatedly spoken of his desire to tempt Ben Stokes out of ODI retirement ahead of the 50-over World Cup later this year.

The Scottish FA are considering developing a team of specialist video assistant referees as they bid to improve their practices amid a weekend of VAR chaos in the top flight.

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Monaco's 25-year-old France defender Axel Disasi. (Mail)

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is set to increase his bid for Manchester United to £5.5bn. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Liverpool lead Barcelona in the race to sign Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, this summer. (Football Insider)

Tottenham players have been in contact with former manager Mauricio Pochettino about a return to the club. (Sky Sports)

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he would "love" to work with Ryan Mason if he is appointed interim boss. (talkSPORT)

Chelsea and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, could return to Barcelona as a low-cost option only 12 months after his move to Stamford Bridge. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea may release Aubameyang from his contract this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are the latest club to consider a move for 24-year-old Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Napoli want no less than 150m euros (£132m) for Osimhen this summer. (Il Mattino - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain have made Manchester City's Portugal forward Bernardo Silva, 28, one of their top summer targets. (Revelo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid remain in talks with 37-year-old Croatia midfielder Luka Modric over a new contract. He has attracted interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham are unlikely to exercise the option to sign on-loan France defender Clement Lenglet, 27, on a permanent deal from Barcelona. (AS - in Spanish)

Liverpool's former England midfielder James Milner, 37, will be forced to take a pay cut if he signs a new contract. (Football Insider)

Wolves' owners are in talks to buy a stake in Belgian club KV Oostende. (Guardian)

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is close to agreeing a new contract at Everton. (Football Insider)

Liverpool may move for Bayern Munich's 20-year-old Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch if they miss out on top target Jude Bellingham, 19, of Borussia Dortmund. (The Athletic - subscription)

France forward Moussa Dembele, 26, will leave Lyon at the end of the season and become a free agent, with clubs in England, Italy and Germany keen. (Sky Germany)

French striker Neal Maupay, 26, could leave Everton this summer amid interest from clubs in Italy. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)


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Thursday 23 March 2023 07:41, UK


Tottenham risk missing out on Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season, with the Argentine manager high up on Real Madrid's shortlist if Carlo Ancelotti leaves the Spanish club this summer.
Dele Alli's time with Besiktas reached a new low when his manager questioned the England midfielder's commitment after he missed training on Wednesday and was reportedly not answering his phone.
Gareth Southgate is excited to have another shot at leading England to glory and hinted that winning next summer's Euros may see him extend his stay.
Gareth Southgate asks England fans to respect the local culture ahead of their match against Italy in Naples

Gianluca Scamacca is set to face England on Thursday night under a cloud of uncertainty as he changes agencies and considers his future with West Ham
The battle for Manchester United descended into farce last night as the initial deadline for second bids passed. Representatives of the Qatar-based group and that of Sir Jim Ratcliffe had both claimed that their offers had gone in before the 9pm cut-off.
Kaveh Solhekol explains that an extension has been given to Qatari and INEOS bidders for Manchester United after the initial deadline passed
Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has said he is hopeful Chelsea will be able to sign Joao Felix this summer and even suggested two players they might look to offload to help them in their pursuit.
Folarin Balogun sent US football fans into a frenzy after posting a picture on Instagram which appeared to show him in Orlando, near where the national team is currently holding a training camp. Balogun is eligible to play for the country, as well as England and Nigeria.
Brendan Rodgers has revealed Harry Souttar could be used as a makeshift striker after the Leicester boss experimented with the idea in training.

Jermain Defoe has questioned the point of pursuing a coaching career as a black player after seeing numerous older pros of colour denied an opportunity to manage.
Liverpool's forgotten man Arthur Melo is set to leave the club without playing a single Premier League minute. That is despite him declaring it was a "dream" to join the Reds last summer.

Declan Rice has said Graeme Souness' criticism of his game is "harsh" because he "doesn't watch West Ham every week", as the England midfielder insisted he generally takes pundit scrutiny on board to improve his game.
Roberto Mancini does not expect a call from Premier League investigators as the Italy boss says his time at Manchester City was "all above board".
Tottenham attacker Dejan Kulusevski has voiced his respect for "important man" Antonio Conte despite the uncertainty over his club manager's future.

Tottenham are reportedly interested in luring Dean Henderson from Manchester United this summer as they hunt for Hugo Lloris' successor. Erik ten Hag is on the search for a new stopper of his own amid uncertainty about David De Gea's Old Trafford future.
Randal Kolo Muani has seemingly opened the door to a move away from Frankfurt this summer, with Manchester United among the clubs expressing an interest. Erik ten Hag is set to be in the market for a marquee striker as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cesc Fabregas holds no grudges against Mesut Ozil after he announced his retirement from football. The former Arsenal captain has paid tribute to the German despite him blocking his return to the Gunners nine years ago.
Andy Ruiz Jr has called for a fight with Tyson Fury after his proposed heavyweight unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk fell through.

Manchester United are set to beat Chelsea and other Premier League rivals to the signing of Watford full-back Harry Amass, who was part of the first-team squad for their FA Cup clash with Reading earlier this season before he had even turned 16.

Dele Alli has not gone absent without leave at Besiktas, as has been claimed by outspoken coach Senol Gunes, but is in London after the Turkish club agreed to allow him to attend a doctor's appointment on Wednesday.
John Blain, one of the former cricketers and coaches accused of racism by former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq, has revealed he will challenge any guilty verdict in the High Court and that the accusations made him consider suicide.

Rangers have been running the rule over Nottingham Forest defender Jonathan Panzo. The Light Blues have scouted the central defender, who is currently on loan at Coventry.
Celtic's fears over Ange Postecoglou's long-term future were easing as Brentford's Thomas Frank emerged as a frontrunner for the Tottenham job.
Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has urged Kieran Tierney to jump at the chance of getting regular first-team football away from Arsenal.
Open Goal are set to end their partnership with Broomhill FC after just a year. The podcast and entertainment brand - fronted by former Celtic and Swindon star Si Ferry - entered into the revolutionary agreement with the Lowland League club last summer.

Brighton have confirmed that Chelsea paid £21.5m in compensation for prising away head coach Graham Potter and his backroom team last September.
Arsenal are the worst offenders when it comes to abusing referees, with Mikel Arteta's side having been fined a whopping £185,000 this season for poor behaviour.
Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi says he has no plans to leave the club in the short-term after turning down the chance to join Arsenal during the January window.
Christian Eriksen is set to give Manchester United's midfield a boost after he returned to training on grass.
Casemiro has been handed the captain's armband by Brazil's interim manager Ramon Menezes, with the Manchester United midfielder one of few older outfield players in his squad to face Morocco.

Leeds legend and former Scotland star Willie Bell has died at the age of 85.
Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes has opened up on his anger at the Scottish FA's referees' department and says he is fed up at receiving apologies over incorrect decisions and VAR mistakes.

Manchester United could use Tottenham's interest in English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26, to persuade Spurs to sell England striker Harry Kane, 29. (ESPN)

Eintracht Frankfurt's France forward Randal Kolo Muani, 24, who is a £105m target for Manchester United, has suggested he is open to a move this summer. (L'Equipe, via Mail)

Manchester City have reignited their interest in Bayer Leverkusen's 19-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz. (90min)

Tottenham risk missing out on former manager Mauricio Pochettino in the summer with the Argentine high on Real Madrid's wish list if current boss Carlo Ancelotti leaves. (Times - subscription required)

Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 22, says he wants to stay at Tottenham and that the uncertainty over the future of Spurs manager Antonio Conte will not impact the club's option to buy him. (Mail)

Chelsea have accepted they will need to take a sizeable loss if they are to sell Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, in the summer. (Football Insider)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing 19-year-old Italy forward Wilfried Gnonto from Leeds United.(Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Juventus and Napoli are among several Italian clubs who are also interested in Gnonto. (90min)

Arsenal and Barcelona's hopes of signing Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad appear to be over after the 24-year-old said he does not intend to leave at the end of the season. (Mail)

Barcelona are interested in signing Monaco's 21-year-old Brazilian defender Vanderson. (Sport - in Spanish)

Several clubs have shown interest in signing English left-back Brandon Williams, 22, from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Juventus' France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, has hinted he may be interested in a summer move to Liverpool. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are prepared to sell Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, with a number of Premier League clubs believed to be monitoring the 25-year-old's situation. (90 Min)

Manchester United are set to sign Watford's English left-back Harry Amass and beat Chelsea to the 16-year-old's signature. (Evening Standard)


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Paul Mitchell has been earmarked for a role in any INEOS football structure at Manchester United, should the Sir Jim Ratcliffe-led consortium buy the club.

World Athletics has banned trans women from international competition, Sebastian Coe has confirmed.

Ronnie O'Sullivan went "too far" with his criticism of snooker, the sport's chief has said, after the seven-time world champion said it was "in the worst place it's ever been".


Marcus Rashford is ready to wait and see what Manchester United's new owners put on the table before committing to a new contract. The England forward, 25, has only a year of his current deal left at the end of this season.

Tyson Fury has revealed that he and wife Paris are expecting their seventh child. The Furys welcomed baby Athena to their clan in August 2021, with many expecting their young daughter to be their last child.

Zack Steffen has admitted that he has no plans to return to Manchester City at the end of the season. The American joined Pep Guardiola's side in 2019 and has made 21 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

Tim Sherwood has claimed that he stopped Tottenham from selling Harry Kane to Leicester City - for just £600,000.

An England fan had his ticket for the Italy match ripped up by the FA after showing off an offensive Diego Maradona flag.

Holland's preparations for their Euro 2024 qualifiers this week are in disarray after five players were forced to leave their camp with illness.


Huddersfield Town is to be bought by an American consortium after agreeing an 11th-hour takeover to avoid entering administration and being condemned to relegation.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has blamed the previous Blues regime for sanctioning the change to a tribute for club legend Ray Wilkins which featured in an episode of Ted Lasso and supporters labelled 'disrespectful'.

The Qatar bid for Manchester United will finally land on Friday - but it will still be way short of the Glazers' valuation.

Folarin Balogun will be selected for the U21 European Championship despite the threat of the striker switching allegiances from England to the United States.


The American former owners of AC Milan have tabled an offer for a minority stake in Manchester United. Elliott Investment Management, which before selling Milan last year celebrated a first Serie A title in a decade with the Italian giants, had initially made a proposal offering financing to any potential bidders.

Anthony Watson is the latest England international considering a move to France this summer. The Leicester Tigers wing is set to visit the Top 14 side Castres in the coming days, as he assesses his options for next season. He could take up an option in Japan.

Revamped plans for a European Super League would see Celtic and Rangers eclipse the huge sums currently on offer for competing in the UEFA Champions League.

Marcus Rashford took to social media on Thursday to reveal he is taking some 'Downtime' in the Big Apple.

There is every chance Brighton defender Levi Colwill, on loan from Chelsea, earns his first England call-up for the summer fixtures against Malta and North Macedonia.


Italian police reportedly knocked an England fan unconscious in ugly scenes ahead of the Three Lions' Euro 2024 qualifying match in Naples. There had been fears of horror clashes ever since the Italian FA confirmed the game would be staged in the city, which is famed for its football-related violence.

Liverpool have been handed a significant blow in their pursuit of recruitment expert Paul Mitchell, as they may face competition from Manchester United to secure his services.

Emma Raducanu could find herself unable to compete at next year's Olympics despite claiming she would "love to" play. The country's top-ranked woman has not represented the national team for almost a year. After making herself "unavailable" for next month's Billie Jean King Cup qualifier tie, Raducanu is running out of chances to make herself eligible for Paris 2024.


David Beckham has invested £49m ($60m) into Inter Miami's training facilities, with the footballing mogul continuing to transform the MLS franchise.

Chris Kamara has revealed he urged Jose Mourinho to move for Virgil van Dijk - when the Dutchman was impressing at Southampton.


Antonio Conte could miss out on the prospect of a £15m payday by leaving Tottenham before the end of the season. Tottenham are expected to agree Conte's exit after the Italian criticised the club's players following the 3-3 draw with Southampton in which Spurs let a 3-1 lead slip.

McLaren have announced a big restructure of their technical department in a bid to arrest their alarming decline in performance, with technical director James Key leaving the Woking team with immediate effect.

The Times' Charlotte Duncker and the Guardian's Jonathan Liew explain what makes Harry Kane such a special player.

An England supporter who was pictured with an offensive flag referencing the death of Diego Maradona had his tickets for Thursday night's Euro 2024 qualifier revoked and was condemned by the Football Association.

World Athletics has put itself on a potential collision course with the International Olympic Committee after banning Russia and Belarus athletes from elite competition.


Glamorgan will benefit from the knowledge of one of English cricket's finest white-ball minds with Mark Alleyne returning to elite head coaching after a gap of 15 years.

Gareth Southgate says it was an 'historic moment' for 'outstanding' Harry Kane, after the England captain became his country's record goalscorer.

Steven Gerrard believes it might be time for Harry Kane to "move on" after the Tottenham striker became England's leading scorer - with Manchester United interested.

Ibrahima Konate admits Liverpool need to freshen up their squad with new additions this summer if they're to be Premier League title challengers again.


Michael Beale is hoping for a five-star summer as he plans for the next stage of his Rangers restoration project.

Barry Ferguson reckons Billy Gilmour needs to move on from Brighton to get his career back on track - and says he'd love to see him back at Rangers.

Hundreds of England fans missed kick-off in their Euro 2024 qualifier with Italy after being bused to the stadium in the wrong direction.

Swedish chief Mats Enquist says his country will never use VAR until it stops ruining games for fans.


The race for Alfredo Morelos' signature continues to heat up with the striker coming to the end of his Rangers contract.

The Colombian striker, whose current deal is set to expire in the summer, has been heavily linked with a move away from Glasgow after failing to agree a new contract with the club as of yet.

The European Super League would offer Celtic and Rangers a 'big opportunity' to progress, according to the man spearheading the controversial project.

The planned breakaway league caused major backlash upon its announcement back in early 2021, with opposition eventually leading to the vast majority clubs who had signed-up to withdraw.

Real Madrid have reactivated 'Operation Haaland' with the intention of signing prolific Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, from Manchester City in 2024, when a release clause in his contract of up to 240m euros (£212m) becomes active. (AS - in Spanish)

Bayern Munich have decided to sack manager Julian Nagelsmann, 35, with his fellow German and former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel the leading candidate to replace him. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham could turn to Nagelsmann as a replacement for Italian Antonio Conte, 53, who looks set to leave the Premier League club. (Football.London)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United are considering a summer move for Juventus' 19-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior. (90min)

England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, will hold off signing a new contract at Manchester United until the club's new owners are confirmed. (Sun)

Arsenal have joined Leeds, AC Milan and Sevilla in the race for Barcelona and Spain Under-19 international Ilias Akhomach, 18. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool face competition from Manchester United to secure the services of recruitment guru Paul Mitchell, 41, who will leave Monaco this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester City are working on a deal for Hajduk Split centre-back Luka Vuskovic but face competition from Paris St-Germain for the 16-year-old Croatian. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton have joined Newcastle in considering a move for 19-year-old Brazilian striker Giovani, who plays for Palmeiras. (ESPN Brazil - in Portuguese)

Everton will put up French striker Neal Maupay, 26, for sale in the summer. (Football Insider)

The chances of Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, leaving Paris St-Germain for his former club Barcelona are increasing. (90min)

Barcelona could be banned from European football next season after Uefa opened an investigation into payments made to a former vice-president of Spain's referees' committee. (Sun)

Manchester United's Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 28, will make a decision on his future at the end of the season. (Mirror)

Concerns are growing among some parties interested in buying Manchester United that the Glazer family may choose not to sell the club. (Guardian)


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Harry Maguire claims he will view his England career as a "failure" unless they win a trophy.

Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe is one of seven players who could be in line for a summer exit.

Thomas Zilliacus admits that he does not have the wealth of Sheikh Jassim but the Finnish entrepreneur insists that his bid to buy Manchester United is "serious and credible."

Manchester City forward Erling Haaland is "touch and go" to face Liverpool after the international break, according to his father Alfie.


Tyson Fury is hoping to become a knock-out as a property tycoon - by starting a firm to buy, sell and lease real estate.


Everton could face a worrying points deduction after the Premier League confirmed they had been charged with breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol provides an update after The Premier League referred Everton to an independent commission for an alleged breach of its profitability and sustainability rules. The club deny any wrongdoing.


Tottenham want to hold talks with Julian Nagelsmann as uncertainty reigns over the future of current head coach Antonio Conte.

Kenny Sansom has opened up about rebuilding his life after a battle with booze that left him in a coma and unable to walk, talk or eat.

National League captains have written to the Football Association to ask for urgent talks over controversial contract changes.


Dundee are looking to bolster their final Championship title charge with the signing of American Pierre Reedy.


Stve Clarke has signed a new contract to extend his spell as Scotland boss.

Tottenham Hotspur have made 35-year-old German Julian Nagelsmann - sacked as Bayern Munich manager - the number one candidate to replace Italian Antonio Conte, 53, as their new boss. (Football Insider)

Spurs want to hold talks with Nagelsmann, having previously been informed the former RB Leipzig boss has a 'soft spot' for the Premier League club. (Mail)

However, Nagelsmann could be considered as the next Real Madrid manager, with 63-year-old Italian Carlo Ancelotti's future uncertain. (Sport - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July, is open to a return to Spurs if Conte is sacked by the club. (Sun)

Spurs are willing to part ways with 36-year-old France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, the club's captain, this summer. (Football Insider)

German Thomas Tuchel, 49, will target Chelsea's English assistant coach Anthony Barry, 36, after being named as Nagelsmann's replacement at Bayern. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Bayern moved quickly to appoint Tuchel due to fears that he may be approached by Real Madrid or Tottenham. (Mirror)

Tuchel will also attempt to sign Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 31, and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 28, from former club Chelsea. (Calciomercato, via Football.London)

Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Liverpool in exploring a deal for Chelsea's Kovacic. (90min)

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, and those involved in negotiations over his future believe a move to Spain is likely. (Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal will sell their record signing Nicolas Pepe, currently on loan at Nice, this summer but may have to pay the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international to leave. (Sun)

Newcastle United have held talks with the representatives of Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram as they prepare to rival Inter Milan for the 25-year-old's signature. (90min)

West Ham's Brazil international midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, will leave in the summer if the Hammers are relegated. (Football Insider)

PSV Eindhoven are open to selling Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, 25, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all showing an interest. (90min)

Barcelona are hopeful Uefa will not decide to ban the club from European competition amid an ongoing investigation into the club's alleged bribing of Spanish referees. (Mail)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has provisionally agreed to host an all-star fundraising match at Stamford Bridge in August in partnership with the Football for Ukraine charity. (Evening Standard)


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Man City are ready to make Erling Haaland the Premier League's top earner - and kill off talk of a Real Madrid raid - as Etihad bosses plan to sit down with the 42-goal striker at the end of the season to discuss a new £500,000-a-week deal.

The billionaire Qatari sheikh trying to buy Manchester United hopes to persuade the Glazer family to sell - by discussing a joint venture with the Glazers which could see NFL games in the Middle East.

Kaveh Solhekol brings us up to date on the latest developments surrounding the possible takeover of Manchester United takeover and describes the next steps in the process

New Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel wants to reunite with Chelsea aces Edouard Mendy and Mateo Kovacic, reports suggest.

Manchester United are set to rival Arsenal in the race to sign striker Rasmus Hojlund, according to reports.


Chelsea are yet to receive an approach from Bayern Munich over Anthony Barry joining the German club despite Thomas Tuchel signalling his intentions to recruit the English coach.

New Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel said he wasn't expecting to be in his position

Barcelona have confirmed that defender Andreas Christensen has suffered an injury to his left calf while on international duty with Denmark.

Harry Maguire has suggested that it would be a failure if England failed to win Euro 2024 following their progress at recent international tournaments.


The Premier League is facing urgent questions from top-flight clubs over its decision to charge Everton with breaching spending rules just nine months after insisting that they had no case to answer.

Real Madrid star Luka Modric has dismissed suggestions that he could join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr.

Juventus have put a £9.7m price tag on young winger Samuel Iling-Junior, according to reports.

Wout Weghorst was asked to drop into a deeper No 10 role during a game by manager Erik ten Hag, the striker has revealed.

Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Norwich City youngster Alex Matos.

Dana White claims Conor McGregor's hugely anticipated UFC comeback could be staged at Madison Square Garden in New York.


The former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was pelted with bottles and other objects thrown by Celtic supporters after celebrating his goal in a charity match at Anfield on Saturday.

Ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard scored in Liverpool Legends' 2-0 win over Celtic, before celebrating in front of the Celtic fans. Proceeds raised from the match will support a range of LFC Foundation's and partner charities. (Credit: LFC)


Manchester City midfielder Rodri left Premier League title rival Martin Odegaard in agony with a crunching tackle as Spain faced Norway on Saturday.

Tottenham may reportedly miss out on signing loanee Dejan Kulusevski when the summer transfer window opens if they do not finish in the top four.


Aleksandar Mitrovic may have cost himself a move to Manchester United with his red-card rage at Old Trafford.

Leeds are interested in re-signing Kalvin Phillips in the summer.


Mesut Ozil has sought to turn the page with former club Arsenal after announcing his retirement from football.


Lionel Messi has thanked the Argentinian Football Association after they renamed the national team's training centre after him.

Chelsea could be set to tear up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's contract after his recent trip to Barcelona, it has been claimed, with Inter Milan keeping tabs on his situation.


World Rugby is exploring an innovative law change that would see yellow cards upgraded to reds by television officials at this year's World Cup.


Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been spotted wearing an Everton kit at a keep-fit kick-about in Colombia.

Manchester United are interested in signing Brighton's Republic of Ireland international striker Evan Ferguson, 18. (Football Insider)

United also have "concrete interest" in Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund, 20, who plays for Atalanta. (Ekstra Bladet, via Sport Witness)

Fulham and Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 28, had been a target for Manchester United before he was sent off at Old Trafford for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh. (Daily Star)

Manchester City are ready to offer Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, a new contract worth £500,000 per week in a bid to stave off interest from Real Madrid. (Sun)

Leeds United are interested in re-signing England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, this summer despite him only joining Manchester City last year. (Daily Star)

Brighton will not allow manager Roberto de Zerbi, 43, to leave if Tottenham Hotspur want him to replace their current boss, 53-year-old fellow Italian Antonio Conte. (Team Talk)

No talks had taken place between Tottenham and German Thomas Tuchel, 49, before the former Chelsea boss was appointed Bayern Munich manager on Friday. (Evening Standard)

England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28, will definitely leave Southampton this summer if the Saints get relegated, with Tottenham keen to sign him. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Southampton's Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter Milan are keeping tabs on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's situation at Chelsea and could make a move for the Gabon international striker. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Midfielder Luka Modric, 37, has dismissed suggestions he will move to a Saudi Arabian club with the Croatia international saying he wants to retire at Real Madrid. (Mail)

Tottenham are interested in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte, 21. (Mirror)

Leeds have also sent scouts to watch the Uruguay international. (O Jogo via Goal)

West Ham are keen on Coventry and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 24, who is valued at around £20m. (Sun)

Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leeds and Leicester are all also monitoring Gyokeres. (90min)


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Tottenham could have competition in the race for Julian Nagelsmann as it emerges that Real Madrid are reportedly big admirers of the boss.

N'Golo Kante's contract talks are into the final stages, according to reports - and the midfielder looks set to commit his future to Chelsea.

Lionel Messi could be set to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Inter Milan this summer, according to reports.

Brighton wonderkid Evan Ferguson is set to snub a host of suitors to stay on the South Coast.

Leeds will be sweating over the fitness of star man Wilfried Gnonto after the forward went off injured in Italy's Euro qualifier against Malta.

Folarin Balogun has fuelled speculation he could leave Arsenal by revealing he would be open to returning to Stade Reims.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly willing to accept a huge wage cut to return to Barcelona.


Wayne Rooney had to decline the opportunity to award Harry Kane with a commemorative golden boot to mark the current England captain becoming the national team's all-time leading goalscorer due to his commitments with DC United.

The FA are close to appointing a new director of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is emerging as a target for a trio of Premier League sides as the midfielder prepares to leave Liverpool - with Aston Villa, Newcastle and Brighton among the clubs to have an early interest in the former Arsenal star.

Reece James is not expected to be a long-term absentee after pulling out of the England squad on Saturday.


Ukraine supporters took aim at Vladimir Putin, both in song and symbolically, as their national team took on England at Wembley on Sunday.


Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga has admitted he has been frustrated by his lack of playing time at the club this season.

The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, has revealed that Carlo Ancelotti would be an obvious choice to fill the vacant managerial position at the end of the season.

Bayern Munich have made an official approach to Chelsea for their first-team coach Anthony Barry.


Chelsea have received an approach from Bayern Munich for highly-rated coach Anthony Barry, but the club are disappointed with their former head coach Thomas Tuchel for making his interest public.


Everton's alleged breach of Premier League profit and sustainability rules is likely to centre on the costs related to their new £500m stadium and the impact of Covid-19.


Daizen Maeda says he is withdrawing from the Japan squad so he can focus on making himself fit for a vital period at Celtic.

Christian Ramirez has opened up on his Aberdeen 'frustration' as he marked his debut in MLS with a double in a 6-1 win.


Castore admit they underestimated the demands of supplying kits to Rangers after coming under fire from fans.

Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica and Portugal forward Goncalo Ramos, 21, who has a release clause of 120m euros (£105.6m). (Record, via Goal)

Striker Evan Ferguson, 18, will turn down a move to Manchester United because the Republic of Ireland international thinks staying at Brighton will be better for his development. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will consider Brentford's Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, 27, as an alternative to his compatriot David de Gea, 32, who is yet to agree a new contract. (Give Me Sport)

Chelsea are willing to pay £100m for top target, Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, of Napoli. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are in discussions with France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 31, over a new two-year contract, with the option of a further year at Stamford Bridge. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Blues are disappointed with former manager, German Thomas Tuchel, for making public his desire to take highly-rated English coach Anthony Barry to Bayern Munich. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal will prioritise another attempt to sign Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Brighton are interested in signing England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, whose contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the season. (Mail)

Newcastle are interested in signing Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28. (Football Insider)

South Korea defender Kim Min-jae has been linked with Manchester United but the 26-year-old says he is not interested in rumours about his future and that he wants to focus on playing for Napoli. (Mail)

Barcelona have ruled themselves out of signing Portugal and Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is still yet to agree a new deal at Barcelona and could move to Major League Soccer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City believe Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan does not want to stay with the club, with the 32-year-old in negotiations with Barcelona about joining them when his contract runs out in the summer. (Sport)

Barcelona do not want Spain forward Dani Olmo, 24, to renew his contract with RB Leipzig so they can sign him on a free transfer when his current deal ends in 2024. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Arsenal will go head-to-head in a battle to sign Everton and Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 21, after an impressive start to his career at Goodison Park. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

The head of the Brazilian FA (CBF) has claimed Real Madrid's Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti is the perfect man to replace Tite as coach of the national team. (Reuters)