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Tottenham have identified Juventus' England U21 international Samuel Iling-Junior as a possible target as they seek squad reinforcements in January.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is studying Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, Italy legend Alessandro Pirlo and even England team-mate John Stones as he tries to get used to his "hybrid" midfield role.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard missed the club's last two games after being hit in the face with a ball in training and suffering an apparent concussion.
Mikel John Obi made a play for fellow Nigerian Victor Osimhen to join his former club Chelsea next summer during an interview in which the Napoli striker confirmed he turned down a "crazy" offer from Saudi Arabia during the last window.
Tottenham are lining up a move for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez, according to reports.
Wayne Rooney has handed his Birmingham City players individual fitness plans to follow during the international break after deciding they are not fit enough as he looks to stem a bad run of form since taking over as manager.
Las Vegas Grand Prix organisers are confident they will sell out their return to Formula One racing on Sunday despite reports that "tens of thousands" of tickets remain unsold.
Emma Raducanu has confirmed she will not be ready to return in what was scheduled to be her comeback event in Macau early next month.

Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho and Tottenham forward Richarlison are two of the chief targets for Saudi Arabia's Pro League when the transfer window re-opens in January.
The All-England Club's plans for a £200m expansion at Wimbledon have hit a setback after Wandsworth planning officers recommended the project be refused permission.
Newcastle Falcons wing Mateo Carreras has rejected substantial offers from rival clubs in England and will join French side Bayonne at the end of the season.

Rio Ferdinand says he is "baffled" why Manchester United might be considering current Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman for a major role at Old Trafford under Sir Jim Ratcliffe's new backroom regime.
Carlton Palmer is not sure Birmingham City's position as a Championship club will be enough to tempt Wrexham midfielder Elliot Lee to leave the ambitious Welsh outfit.

Manchester United are targeting £35m-rated defender Jean-Clair Todibo as they look to bolster their options by bringing in a player they wanted in the summer from Sir Jim Ratcliffe's French club Nice.
Neil Warnock has given his five-point plan to rescue VAR and says referees' boss Howard Webb should appoint an independent group of former players and managers to operate the technology.
Erik ten Hag will receive money to spend in January once Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to purchase a minority holding in Manchester United is concluded. A full-back and winger are believed to be two of the Dutchman's priorities.
Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi could be facing a touchline ban over his comments that he doesn't "like 80 per cent of referees in England" with the PGMOL asking if the Italian should be found in breach of the Participant Behaviour Charter.

Nottingham Forest's bid to increase capacity at the City Ground has included ideas similar to those used at Stadium 974 during the Qatar World Cup, where 974 shipping containers were utilised.
Leeds United are set to land a British record transfer fee for a 15-year-old player when teen sensation Finlay Gorman leaves the club for Manchester City in the near future. The fee will be seven figures and include a series of future performance clauses.

A second IPL franchise has made an offer of investment in Yorkshire to rival Mike Ashley's efforts to buy Headingley Stadium in what is being described as a partnership and "not just a real estate proposition".

Eritrea withdrew from the 2026 World Cup qualifying process due to fears that players would attempt to seek political asylum during trips abroad, according to sources close to the African nation's squad.

Andy Halliday says Rangers will live to regret their decision, taken when former boss Michael Beale was in charge, not to pursue a deal for now-Celtic winger Luis Palma.
Kilmarnock are set to ditch their plastic pitch, which has often been criticised by opposition managers, and return to a grass surface at Rugby Park.

Rangers are hopeful of appointing a new director of football in the next fortnight. The role has been vacant since Ross Wilson left Ibrox in April.

Tottenham and Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, and Manchester United's English winger Jadon Sancho, 23, are January targets for the Saudi Pro League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus are also interested in signing Sancho but only on a loan deal and with United paying part of his salary. (Fabrizio Romano)

However, United are not ready to give up on Sancho by allowing him to leave in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

England right-back Reece James, 23, remains fully committed to Chelsea despite the interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid. (90min)

Manchester United bosses are refusing to meet agents if they believe they are trying to pitch clients to replace Erik ten Hag as manager. (ESPN)

Tottenham are looking at Juventus and England Under-21 forward Samuel Iling-Junior, 20, as a possible signing in January. (Independent)

Corinthians' 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Moscardo, who has attracted interested from Arsenal and Barcelona, says Chelsea were keen to sign him in the summer. (Talksport)

Real Madrid have added Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, 20, Netherlands defender Jeremie Frimpong, 22, and Nigeria forward Victor Boniface, 22, from Bayern Leverkusen to their transfer shortlist. (Football Transfers)

Barcelona are still open to selling former Leeds United winger Raphinha, 26, next summer, and hope top European clubs will bid for the Brazil forward. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are ready to extend 25-year-old Brazil defender Eder Militao's contract until at least 2028. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brighton have brought Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson, 19, in line with other top earners at the club with his new six-year contract. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer says they have no interest in selling Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 23, amid transfer interest from Real Madrid. (90min)

Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha says he does not know "what will happen in the future" after being asked about rekindling a move to Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old Portugal international's move to the Bundesliga club collapsed in the summer. (O Jogo, via Goal)

Former Marseille manager Igor Tudor is favourite to replace Rudi Garcia as Napoli boss. (Fabrizio Romano)

Naples-born former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro, 50, is also in the frame to replace Garcia. (Mail)

Former Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been training with Macclesfield FC and the non-league club could sign the 38-year-old former Senegal international, who is a free agent. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Juventus are ready to offer Jadon Sancho an escape route from Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Harry Kane reportedly has a special clause in his Bayern Munich contract that could see him earn an extra windfall on top of his wages.
David Moyes is expected to leave his position as West Ham manager in the summer.
Euro 2024 organisers are worried that computer bots have swept up tickets for next year's major tournament after claiming that "millions" of ballot applicants were black market touts.
Staff members from Brazilian side Corinthians attempted to storm the VAR room after a controversial red card in their league clash with Gremio on Sunday.
The Cricket World Cup has been plunged into an astonishing row amid claims the Indian board have switched the pitch for their team's semi-final on Wednesday against New Zealand in Mumbai without the ICC's permission.

Football's lawmakers are to consider trials of sin-bins for dissent in professional competitions and adopting rugby's rule where only the captain can approach the referee as part of a drive to tackle misbehaviour.
The Welsh Rugby Union has accepted the findings of a damning review which includes sexism and misogynism in Welsh rugby
Tom Curry is battling a hip injury that could keep him out of action until Christmas in the latest setback of a difficult year for the England flanker.
Rory McIlroy has warned that even a deal between the PGA Tour and Saudi Public Investment Fund might not lead to peace in golf's enduring power struggle.
Spectators at the ATP Finals in Turin were left incensed on Tuesday when the sudden retirement of Stefanos Tsitsipas after only three games was followed by a replacement exhibition set featuring an injured Taylor Fritz.

Conor Gallagher was surprised when he was called up for the World Cup last season, then had doubts over his Chelsea career in the summer, but just a few months later feels he is proving himself at the highest level.
Ezri Konsa reflects on his call up to the England squad, how John Terry helped his game and the important impact of his family
Emma Hayes will become the highest-paid female coach in world football after being appointed as the new head coach of the United States women's national team on a £1.28m-a-year [$1.6m] contract - three times more than England's head coach Sarina Wiegman.
Andrew Flintoff is expected to take over as head coach of the men's Northern Superchargers team in the Hundred in a landmark moment following his recovery from a devastating car crash.
World Rugby has become the first sports governing body to take action against fans responsible for extreme online abuse of referees by passing dossiers of evidence to law enforcement and government agencies.
Rory McIlroy is planning on moving back to the UK on a permanent basis, reversing the trend of British superstars upping sticks to sunnier, not to mention more tax-efficient climes.

Former Arsenal star Alex Song has announced his retirement from football - hanging up his boots at Djibouti Premier League side Arta Solar 7.
The Telegraph's Jason Burt believes Aaron Ramsdale's dad speaking out about his son being dropped as Arsenal's No 1 goalkeeper on the Highbury Squad podcast 'isn't a great look' for him
Arsenal have been handed a major boost as they try to hijack Newcastle's move for Ruben Neves, according to reports.
US billionaire Leon Cooperman has invested in Manchester United in an unexpected twist in the takeover saga.
Brighton have slapped a British-record price tag on Evan Ferguson following his contract extension.
Chris Kirkland has revealed he took the "equivalent of six shots of heroin a day" during a battle with addiction.
Aaron Ramsdale's dad, Nick Ramsdale, shares his thoughts on his son's current situation at Arsenal on the Highbury Squad podcast.

Harry Kane has given Liverpool transfer target Leroy Sane a glowing endorsement ahead of the January transfer window.
Manchester United are increasingly resigned to losing Andre Onana to the Africa Cup of Nations early next year.
David De Gea - who has been without a club since departing Manchester United - has been seen visiting second-tier Spanish side Eldense.
Victor Osimhen admits he has Chelsea and Manchester United shirts in his wardrobe amid continued links with the Premier League.
Luis Diaz has been reunited with his father after arriving home in Colombia for the first time since his parents were kidnapped earlier this month

Arsenal star Thomas Partey's injury is reportedly worse than first feared in a major blow to Mikel Arteta.
Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly set to demand that Erik ten Hag offers an olive branch to outcast winger Jadon Sancho.

Chelsea face fresh questions over how its former owner Roman Abramovich funded the club's success, after leaked files revealed a string of secret payments that may have breached strict football rules, including those on financial fair play.
Erling Haaland has been tipped to become the first footballer to earn £1bn.

Michael O'Neill is backing Ross McCausland to make a major Northern Ireland impact after forging his way firmly into Philippe Clement's Rangers plans.
Hearts have announced a record turnover of £20.8m in their latest set of accounts.

Liam Scales is set to land a new long-term Celtic contract.
Scott Brown is still weighing up his options as he awaits his return to management after being sacked by Fleetwood in September.

Manchester United will consider offers for Brazil midfielder Casemiro, with the Saudi Pro League targeting a big-money move for the 31-year-old. (Talksport)

Chelsea are unlikely to put a bid in for Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, in the January transfer window. (Football London)

Osimhen is said to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge but Chelsea will have to wait until next summer. (Standard)

Nice and France centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, has emerged as the primary January transfer target for Manchester United. (Football Transfers)

Juventus contacted Manchester United last week over a loan deal for 23-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho. (Mail)

Manchester United and Tottenham have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign 22-year-old Fluminense and Brazil midfielder Andre. (90min)

Barcelona have set 26-year-old Brazil forward Raphinha's transfer fee at 70m euros (£60.8m). (Football Transfers)

Arsenal have been alerted to the possible January availability of Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26. (90min)

The Gunners will move for Aston Villa's Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, in January. (Mirror)

Fulham's 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha said his failed deadline-day move to Bayern Munich "really affected me". (Mail)

Newcastle United will look to bring in a striker in January and could target VfB Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy. (Chronicle)

Arsenal midfielder Jorginho, 31, says he would like to return home and play for an Italian club before the end of his career. (Metro)

Leeds United will soon begin contract talks with 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray amid interest from Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Charlton and Leyton Orient are interested in signing teenage forward Jamie Donley, 18, on loan from Tottenham. (Teamtalk)

Bayern Munich and England striker Harry Kane, 30, has a clause in his contract that if he scores more than 40 goals across all competitions in a single season, he will receive 250,000 euros. (Sport Bild via Christian Falk)

Barcelona want to make 24-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix's loan move from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid permanent. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sweden midfielder Emil Forsberg, 32, has verbally agreed to join New York Red Bulls from RB Leipzig in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

US billionaire Leon Cooperman has invested in Manchester United, purchasing shares valued around £13.5m. (Sun)

Football's lawmakers are considering adopting introducing a 10-minute sin-bin for dissent. (Times - subscription required)


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Scotland are hoping to persuade Anthony Gordon to switch his allegiances to the Tartan Army after Gareth Southgate's latest snub.


Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho is wanted by Saudi side Al Hilal ahead of the January transfer window, reports suggest.

Newcastle are weighing up a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's £20m-rated defender Jonathan Tah.

Manchester United have upped their interest in Benfica wonderkid Joao Neves, according to reports.

Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs monitoring Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley.

Manchester United are reportedly targeting Jean-Claude Blanc to take over as their new CEO.

Gareth Bale warned Jude Bellingham he will have to become a "puppet" and "play the game" at Real Madrid.

Newcastle are planning a move for Sporting Lisbon star Ousmane Diomande ahead of the January transfer window.

Harry Kane is finally set to move into his new home after spending months in a Munich hotel.

Arsenal have claimed Jakub Kiwior is "untouchable" amid interest from two huge Italian clubs, according to reports.


Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal for Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo.


Andre Villas-Boas has spoken about the unexpected emotional rigour of arguing about signings with data analysts while at Tottenham.

Brazil are prepared to risk angering Arsenal over the fitness of their injured star striker Gabriel Jesus.

Football Association chairwoman Debbie Hewitt has written to company personnel warning their positions will be at risk if they cause offence on social media.

Top British ultra-marathon runner Joasia Zakrzewski has received a one-year ban after using a car for part of a 50-mile race in which she finished third.

Burglars broke into South Africa Rugby Union's headquarters on Monday, but decided to leave the World Cup trophy behind in favour of stealing several other luxury items instead.


Manchester United are refusing to let Jadon Sancho leave on the cheap in the January transfer window - despite Erik ten Hag wanting rid of the exiled winger.

Alejandro Garnacho has been told that his form has not been good enough to see him handed a place in the Argentina squad by boss Lionel Scaloni.


Cesc Fabregas expresses some regret about leaving Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011, admitting if he could go back in time, he would have stayed longer

Arsenal have no plans to cancel their sleeve sponsorship deal with Visit Rwanda following the UK Supreme Court's ruling that the government's Rwanda immigration plan is "unlawful".

Newcastle United and England striker Callum Wilson faces between four to six weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Chelsea are not in talks to purchase the former Earls Court Exhibition Centre site for a potential relocation from Stamford Bridge, according to the company overseeing the multi-billion pound redevelopment project.

Manchester City midfielder Matheus Nunes has withdrawn from Portugal's squad for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers due to injury.

Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham trained alone with physios as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

Bayer Leverkusen full-back Alex Grimaldo has opened the door to a future move to Real Madrid - despite spending eight years at El Clasico rivals Barcelona.

Brazil head coach Fernando Diniz has insisted they are treating Gabriel Jesus "very carefully" after he reported for international duty despite missing Arsenal's last five games through injury.

Former Leicester goalkeeper Sophie Harris shares her view on Chelsea's controversial draw against Real Madrid and questions why VAR can't be used to help with refereeing decisions
Serbia's stadium will be partially closed for Sunday's Euro 2024 qualifier against Bulgaria as a punishment for fans' "racist behaviour" during a 3-1 win over Montenegro last month, UEFA's appeals body has said.

Anwar El Ghazi is taking legal action against former club Mainz for wrongful dismissal over a social media post about the Israel-Gaza war.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has claimed the club withdrew from the European Super League because of the threat of sanction from UEFA, the governing body of European football.

Macaulay Langstaff says 'it's brilliant' to be namechecked by Hollywood Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham


Former Spurs and Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda says he is coaching Skelmersdale for free as he has found - like many black ex-players - his job applications have been ignored despite being well qualified.

Southampton striker Che Adams explains why last season's relegation was the hardest part of his career and insists the Saints are a Premier League club that can return there under Russell Martin.

Middlesex are at the centre of a potential tax scandal over the non-payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on cricket balls amid explosive new claims about their financial crisis and toxic dispute with their former chief executive.


The former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has joined ice hockey champions Belfast Giants on loan from Oxford City Stars as temporary emergency cover.


Former Rangers star Ryan Kent has been linked with a stunning return to Ibrox by a report.

Aberdeen are investigating claims that Rangers fans have managed to bag League Cup final tickets in the Dons end of Hampden Park.

Rangers' long-running dispute with a kit supplier will rumble on until next summer.


Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor has revealed Malky Mackay preferred to be sacked over a mutual agreement exit.

Newcastle United are interested in Barcelona's 23-year-old Spain forward Ferran Torres. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are monitoring Bayern Munich's 23-year-old Canada defender Alphonso Davies but think he wants to join Real Madrid. (90min)

Newcastle are weighing up a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's £20m-rated 27-year-old Germany defender Jonathan Tah. (Sun)

Manchester United will not let 23-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho leave for a reduced price in January. (Mirror)

Manchester United will listen to offers for Sancho while he remains exiled from the first-team squad. (ESPN)

Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal and Liverpool for Corinthians' 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Moscardo, who could cost £26m. (Standard)

Newcastle and England striker Callum Wilson, 31, will be out for at least six weeks with a hamstring injury, while 23-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman could be sidelined for longer because of a knee issue. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United are monitoring Brighton's 19-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson despite his recently signing a new contract. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are considering an approach for Lecce's 23-year-old Montenegro striker Nikola Krstovic. (Calciomercato via TeamTalk)

RB Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schroder is willing to let 27-year-old Germany forward Timo Werner, who has started only two games this season, leave. (Standard)

Tottenham will let England defender Eric Dier, 29, leave if they can sign a replacement for injured 22-year-old Netherlands defender Micky van de Ven. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in Athletic Bilbao's 21-year-old Spain winger Nico Williams. (AS - in Spanish)

There are doubts about the future of Manchester United football director John Murtough and director of football operations David Harrison following the announcement that chief executive Richard Arnold will leave. (Mirror)

Chelsea could face a points deduction over allegations of hidden payments made during Roman Abramovich's time as owner. (Telegraph - subscription)


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Paolo Maldini is being lined up for a shock move to Manchester United as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's huge shake-up of the club, it's been claimed.
Ivan Toney will reportedly demand a release clause if he is to sign a new contract with Brentford.
Saudi Arabia have warned Premier League clubs they will come for their top players once more in January.
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber revealed the club have a replacement plan lined up in case manager Roberto De Zerbi leaves.
Gareth Southgate has confirmed he is aware "a lot" of footballers are using snus, a smokeless tobacco which is not a banned substance but is illegal to buy in the UK.
Scotland U21 head coach Scott Gemmill says England starlet Archie Gray remains a player they are monitoring and admits he recently talked about the exciting 17-year-old's future with his father Andy, a former team-mate at Nottingham Forest.
Changes to rules in county cricket for 2024 will include a doubling in the amount of games using Kookaburra balls to help bowlers prepare for conditions overseas and hopefully aid England when they are on their travels.

Charlie Wyett and Martyn Ziegler discuss whether Sir Alex Ferguson's influence at the club will help with the supposed incoming Sir Jim Ratcliffe minority ownership at Manchester United
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to take guidance from Sir Alex Ferguson as he prepares to undertake a radical overhaul of Manchester United.
Allianz, the insurance giant, is close to agreeing a long-awaited naming rights deal with the owner of West Ham's London Stadium and the 560-acre park that hosted the 2012 Olympics.
Mansfield manager Nigel Clough has told his players to stop celebrating wildly when they score a goal and to save their energy for the rest of the match.

John Murtough will be the next director to leave Manchester United as the Old Trafford cull gathers pace.
Jermaine Pennant believes his former club Liverpool should be looking at defenders like Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly and Andre Trindade from Fluminense as January signings after shoring up their midfield in the summer.

The Saudi Arabian state-owned oil giant Aramco is set to complete a significant sponsorship deal with Fifa after the country was confirmed as the sole bidder for the 2034 World Cup.
Bruce Carnegie-Brown has announced he will not seek a second term as MCC chairman after it was revealed that members were plotting to oust him.

Ilkay Gundogan will not be leaving Barcelona despite talk of a move to Galatasaray, the midfielder's agent has confirmed.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed his classy side by swapping shirts with Scotland international Jack Hendry after they'd been involved in a scuffle during a heated match in Saudi Arabia.
David Beckham admits he still cannot believe Lionel Messi agreed to join Inter Miami ahead of what is expected to be a busy MLS off-season of transfer business for the club, including the likely signing of Luis Suarez.
Former Aston Villa striker Bosko Balaban has been jailed for a year in his native Croatia after failing to follow a previous court order to pay his ex-wife £70,000 in maintenance payments. His suspended sentence has now been converted to actual prison time.

Antony and Donny van de Beek featured for Manchester United in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday - but they were unable to get the better of Championship Hull.
Former Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has found his next job, 18 months after he left Old Trafford.
An angry state prosecutor in Colombia told the four alleged kidnappers of Liverpool striker Luis Diaz's father to stop laughing after they protested their innocence during a hearing in the city of Riohacha.
A new stadium for Chelsea is not part of plans for the redevelopment of Earls Court, which means the likelihood of playing away from Stamford Bridge for up to five years while the old stadium is being rebuilt.

Anthony Gordon is not currently considering switching allegiance to represent Scotland at international level.
Gareth Southgate has said that equal pay in men's and women's football "is important" but pointed out the economic complexities around the topic ahead of England's European Championship qualifier against Malta.
Tottenham goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario could sit out Italy's Euro 2024 qualifier against North Macedonia on Friday due to illness.
Eduardo Camavinga is set to undergo a scan on Friday on an apparent knee problem that forced him to withdraw from the France squad.
Marc Overmars has been suspended from football activities in the Netherlands for one year after sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues.
England manager Gareth Southgate says Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon could be called up to the international squad soon, after rumours Scotland are trying to persuade him to play for them
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka believes FIFA has not corrected its "mistake" when it comes to picking World Cup hosts.
England U21 captain Taylor Harwood-Bellis joined the England senior squad for Thursday's training session.

Liverpool's Jarell Quansah insists he has not achieved anything yet because he is not classed as one of the world's greats.

Erling Haaland has handed Manchester City a major injury scare ahead of their clash with Liverpool next week after picking up a knock while on international duty with Norway.
Chelsea could reportedly be set to beat Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian starlet Gabriel Moscardo, who is thought to have been lined up by the Catalan giants as Sergio Busquets' eventual successor.
Real Madrid will not be pursuing a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain, which could leave the door open for Liverpool to make a move if finances allow.
Glenn Hoddle has admitted to concerns about the tactical approach of Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou and says even "a youth team" would have beaten them the way they played with nine men in the 4-1 defeat against Chelsea.

Chelsea could recall Andrey Santos from Nottingham Forest in January due to a lack of game time since his loan move to the City Ground.

Forgotten Jota will reportedly be allowed to leave Al Ittihad on loan in January by new boss Marcelo Gallardo - with the winger said to be "regretting" his £25m switch from Celtic.
Tino Livramento insists he won't be rushed into a decision on his international future after Scotland assistant John Carver revealed the Newcastle ace was on Steve Clarke's radar.
Mikey Johnston has admitted he is the only person who can save his Celtic career ahead of Brendan Rodgers likely allowing a number of fringe players to leave the club in January.

Brentford are confident 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, will sign a new contract with the club. (Talksport)

But Toney, whose deal runs out in the summer of 2025, wants to leave the Bees and will demand a release clause in any new deal with the club. (90 Min)

Manchester City will compete with Liverpool to re-sign Bayern Munich and Germany forward Leroy Sane, 27. (Bild, via Sun)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is close to buying 25% of Manchester United, is expected to take guidance from Sir Alex Ferguson as he undertakes an overhaul of the club. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Crystal Palace and Fulham are interested in a loan deal for RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 27, who has fallen out of favour at the Bundesliga club. (90min)

Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan's agent has dismissed speculation linking the 33-year-old Germany international with a move to Turkish club Galatasaray. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are open to letting Poland defender Jakub Kiwior leave the club on loan as the 23-year-old wants more first-team football. (90min)

Chelsea could recall Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos from his loan at Nottingham Forest because of the 19-year-old's lack of game time. (Standard)

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon, 22, is not considering switching his international allegiance to Scotland despite missing out on Gareth Southgate's England squad for this month's Euro 2024 qualifiers. (Athletic - subscription required)

Southgate says Gordon, who helped England win the European Under-21 Championship in the summer, is close to a call-up to the senior squad. (Standard)

Manchester City have agreed a £1.2m deal to sign Leeds United's 15-year-old English attacking midfielder Finley Gorman. (Football Insider)

Tottenham striker Son Heung-min, 31, has played down concerns he suffered an injury playing for South Korea in a 2026 World Cup qualifying win against Singapore. (Standard)


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Given the 10-point deduction handed to Everton, the threat of a 30-point deduction or automatic relegation from the Premier League would look to be very real for both Manchester City and Chelsea should charges be proved in an independent regulatory commission.
Everton's sanction was for a single breach of Premier League rules, while City have been charged with 115 alleged breaches - although City's case is not likely to be settled for at least two years.
Chelsea remain under investigation but charges look inevitable given that the new owners have self-reported what appear to be substantial payments that would have broken Premier League rules during the previous ownership under Roman Abramovich.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains why Everton have been deducted 10 points by the Premier League and what he expects them to do regarding an appeal
Ged Roddy, the architect of the Premier League's academy system, is to play a leading role in setting up Fifa's football talent pathway in India.
Aberdeen revealed they have cancelled a small number of ticket sales for the League Cup final next month amid concerns that Rangers fans may have tried to infiltrate their section of Hampden.

Manchester City and Chelsea run the risk of relegation from the Premier League after Everton's 10-point deduction set a powerful precedent, according to a former financial advisor to the champions.
Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has advised City, said on social media after Everton's 10-point deduction: "Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] breach to me.
"But reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation inducing."
Leicester City, Burnley, Southampton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all considering taking action after Everton were handed a 10-point deduction
Everton could have been given a much harsher punishment over their financial rule breaches, according to the Premier League's official handbook.
Everton projected a sixth-place finish for themselves in the 2021-2022 season before going on to finish 16th - causing them to miss out on an expected income of £21m, according to a report.
Sir Alex Ferguson was over the moon after his best flat horse, Spirit Dancer, landed a £500,000 prize in Bahrain in thrilling style.
France U21 boss Thierry Henry has admitted his concern about a lack of game time for Lesley Ugochukwu at Chelsea.
Former Manchester United and Leeds coach Chris Armas has secured a return to MLS as head coach of the Colorado Rapids.
Brighton target Rafiu Durosinmi is setting his sights on a move to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt leading the chase.
Graeme Souness believes England have the talent in their squad to win Euro 2024 but only if manager Gareth Southgate is bold enough to take the handbrake off and make them fear they have no-one to fear.
Sri Lanka face being stripped of hosting rights for the U19 Cricket World Cup in January after their suspension from international cricket over government interference.
Maro Itoje faces a decision over his Saracens future as changes to salary cap mean he will not be able to be kept as a marquee player and a new contract offer comes in at only half of his current £800,000 yearly wage.

Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced
Everton face the nightmare scenario of rival clubs suing them for tens of millions of pounds for breaching Premier League financial rules following the club's unprecedented 10-point deduction.
The Premier League had originally recommended a 12-point deduction for the Merseyside club.
Australian rugby has erupted into civil war with six member unions demanding the resignation of embattled chairman Hamish McLennan following the botched hiring of Eddie Jones.
Rod Ellingworth is to leave his role with the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team at the end of the year and he could be followed by Sir Dave Brailsford, who is set to take up a role at Manchester United.

Everton could lose a host of star names including Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Amadou Onana.
England hitman Ivan Toney is torn over a January move from Brentford.
Chelsea are reportedly chasing Monaco starlet Malamine Efekele - who has been dubbed the "next Kylian Mbappe".
Manchester United have joined the race to sign Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana, according to reports.
Juventus have met with Arsenal ace Thomas Partey and his representatives ahead of the January transfer window.
Manchester United are reportedly considering a swoop for RB Leipzig defender Castello Lukeba.

American firm 777 Partners are highly unlikely to be deterred from the potential purchase of Everton - despite the 10-point deduction dished out to the club.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is believed to have been impressed by Harry Maguire's reaction to losing the Red Devils captaincy.
Former Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed how much he is missing being involved in football management and stated his desire to return to the English game.

Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) are set to sell a minority stake in Paris Saint-Germain - but say they remain fully committed to the French champions.
Manchester City midfielder Mateo Kovacic is likely to miss two to three weeks of action after suffering a recurrence of a quad injury.
Vinicius Junior has left the Brazil international squad and is returning to Real Madrid's facilities after sustaining a left thigh injury in the World Cup qualifying defeat against Colombia.
Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will return to Barcelona on Saturday after suffering from "acute back pain".
Barcelona will play a friendly against Club America in Dallas on December 21, one day after their La Liga fixture against Almeria.
Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is expected to be sidelined between eight to 10 weeks after suffering a knee ligament rupture.
The NFL is investigating the Cincinnati Bengals over Joe Burrow's injury status this week after video emerged of him with a wrist support on before he was injured against the Baltimore Ravens.

Liverpool's plans of replacing Jurgen Klopp with club legend Xabi Alonso have been dealt a major blow by Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be a key bargaining chip for Tottenham in January as they seek to do a deal with Juventus for two players - forward Samuel Iling-Junior and left-back Andrea Cambiaso.

Royston Drenthe has announced he is retiring from football for a second time.

Gwangju FC boss Lee Jung-Hyo has claimed that Jung Ho-Yeon has sparked confusion over a potential move to Celtic - with the midfielder being the only one to tell him about a move.
Bologna striker Sydney van Hooijdonk has left the door open for a January exit with Celtic reportedly considering reviving their interest.

Tottenham have dropped their interest in Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney, 27, to pursue a January move for Barcelona and Brazil winger Raphinha, 26. (Football Transfers)

Toney feels he has a "debt to repay" to Brentford and is torn about leaving the club in January despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sun)

Manchester City want to talk to Norway striker Erling Haaland's representatives about a new contract and could try to increase the value of the release clause in the 23-year-old's deal rather than remove it entirely. (90 Min)

Tottenham forward Richarlison has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia but Spurs are not thinking about selling the 26-year-old Brazil international in January. (Football Insider)

Juventus have held talks with Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, over a potential move. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Newcastle United are open to signing Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, on a permanent deal in January if they are blocked from getting him on loan. (90min)

Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sane says he has not thought about his future and wants to focus on this season; the 27-year-old Germany forward has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester City.(Metro)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to raid one of his former clubs and bring Chelsea's English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, and French centre-back Malang Sarr, 24, to Serie A. (Calciomercato, via Metro)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle are interested in £26m-rated Genoa and Romania defender Radu Dragusin, 21. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 21, wants to return to Barcelona despite his impressive form while on loan at Brighton. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are hoping to extend manager Carlo Ancelotti's contract at the club, with the 64-year-old Italian's current deal set to expire at the end of the season. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has heaped praise on sporting director Dougie Freedman, but said there have been no talks with Manchester United over a potential departure. (Rest Is Football podcast, via Mail)

Atalanta's head of senior recruitment Lee Congerton is one of the names being considered by Sir Jim Ratcliffe for a sporting director role at Manchester United. (Telegraph, via Mirror)

Fulham are plotting a January move for 18-year-old Club Bruges and Norway forward Antonio Nusa. (Football Insider)


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Everton reportedly face a further nine-point deduction if Burnley, Leicester and Leeds are successful with their £300m compensation claim.
Manchester United have received a timely injury boost with goalkeeper Andre Onana expected to be fit to face Everton next weekend, according to a report.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Formula One on behalf of 35,000 fans who were told to leave Las Vegas practice on Thursday night in between sessions.
Liverpool have flown Luis Diaz's parents to UK to spend Christmas with their son just days after they survived a kidnapping ordeal in their native Colombia.
Ben Stokes has handed England an injury scare ahead of their tour of India in January after he suffered a twisted ankle during fitness training and left Headingley on crutches.
Leicester City, Burnley, Southampton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all considering taking action after Everton were handed a 10-point deduction

Manchester United are using an American recruitment firm to find them a new top talent spotter.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a double transfer swoop on Chelsea as he eyes up a pair of outcasts, with Roma interested in Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr.
Tom Aspinall turned the tables on infamous interviewer Nina Drama in a moment dubbed "painfully awkward".
Former Manchester City advisor Stefan Borson says "all hell will break loose" if Premier League charges against the club are proven, and he expects them to be relegated from the top flight if that is the case.
David de Gea has turned down an offer from Cristiano Ronaldo's side Al-Nassr worth around £500,000 per week because his wife does not want to move to Saudi Arabia and could instead end link up with Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.
Arsenal fans have been left brimming with excitement after 15-year-old prodigy Chido Obi-Martin scored 10 goals in their U16 game with Liverpool which ended 14-3. He has already featured at advanced age groups up to U21.
Brentford are hoping to land exciting Argentina U20 star Santiago Castro as a potential replacement for Ivan Toney, whose future with the club remains in question.
Wolves have already started seeking a replacement for goalkeeper Jose Sa, who is one of the latest players being targeted by Saudi Arabia.

The Sunday Times has seen testimonies from former English Premiership players which form part of the class action lawsuit being launched against World Rugby, the RFU and Welsh Rugby Union.
The Scottish Rugby Union has issued a public apology to the family of Siobhan Cattigan, the former Scotland forward who died suddenly almost exactly two years ago.
Andre Gray, who joined Al-Riyadh in September, says criticism of the Saudi Pro League is "ignorant" and feels there is an agenda against football in the Kingdom.
Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced

Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe insists Luis Enrique will have "no problem" with him after the manager picked holes in his hat-trick display against Reims.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is closing in on agreeing a $33-a-share deal with the Glazers as the Ineos chief prepares to buy a 25 per cent in Manchester United.
New Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe will put himself on a collision course with manager Erik ten Hag if he tries to force the Dutchman to make his peace with Jadon Sancho.
Brighton loanee Ansu Fati appears determined to return to Barcelona next summer, dealing a blow to other Premier League clubs who want to sign him on a permanent basis.
Newcastle United are preparing to make an offer for Santos star Marcos Leonardo, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid and Roma.
Tottenham are unlikely to make a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney in January to focus their efforts on signing Barcelona's former Leeds United forward Raphinha.
West Ham United are ready to revive their interest in Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke in January after failing with an approach over the summer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks with Hee-Chan Hwang over a new contract.
Weston McKennie has departed the USMNT camp to recover from a knee injury.
A pre-match row over ticket prices at Saturday's fixture between Accrington Stanley and Wrexham has seen home chairman Andy Holt brand the visitors "stupid" for making "mis-timed statements".

Manchester United have been tipped to offload centre-back Raphael Varane in January.
Bruno Fernandes has told Manchester United to sign fellow Portugal star Joao Neves.
Luis Diaz's parents have landed in the UK after they were kidnapped and later released. They will spend Christmas with their son after the ordeal.
Chelsea have joined the race to sign Real Betis youngster Assane Diao after speaking to his family about a potential move to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.
Arsenal could have a defensive set up for the ages if they sign Sporting centre-back Ousmane Diomande.
Manchester United could replace Casemiro with 22-year-old Brazil international Andre.
Manchester United are waiting to see what transpires with Everton in January, where any fire sale could see the Old Trafford club make their move for defender Jarrad Branthwaite and midfielder Amadou Onana.
Reports in Italy have suggested Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants two Chelsea players in January - defenders Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr.

Farhad Moshiri is facing the prospect of hundreds of millions being wiped off his Everton sale to 777 Partners as the club's 10-point deduction triggers lawsuits from rival clubs.
Formula One has refused to apologise or issue refunds to disgruntled Las Vegas Grand Prix fans who witnessed just eight minutes of track action on a farcical opening day.
Maro Itoje could be on his way out of the England picture with his Saracens future in doubt over a pay cut demand - his most likely destination would be France.

Ex-Celtic star Jota could end his Al Ittihad nightmare with a move to Newcastle.
Jose Cifuentes was allowed to return early to Rangers after a suspension ruled him out of Ecuador's second match of the international break.

Former Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, has turned down a potential £500,000-a-week deal and the chance to be reunited with former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi club Al-Nassr. (Sun)

Inter Miami are one of the clubs offering De Gea the chance to resume his career as he remains without a club after leaving Manchester United last summer. (Star)

West Ham have joined Newcastle in the race to sign Kalvin Phillips, with Manchester City open to letting the England midfielder, 27, leave on loan or on a permanent deal in January. (Football Insider)

Fulham are likely to pursue other options before considering a potential move for RB Leizpig's Germany striker Timo Werner, 27, in January. (Football Insider)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 38, has decided to move to the Saudi Pro League when his contract with Real Madrid ends next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle United are weighing up a swoop for Stuttgart's in-form Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, 27.(Football Insider)

West Ham are set to revive their interest in Bournemouth's English striker Dominic Solanke, 26. (Mirror)

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen says he is keeping his options open about his future but the club could look to sell the 21-year-old Dutchman in January if he does not sign a contract extension by then. (AD, via 90 Min)

Tottenham, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton, Brentford and West Ham are among the clubs watching Motherwell's 17-year-old Scottish midfielder Lennon Miller. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham are also keeping a close eye on Sunderland midfielder Jobe Bellingham, 18, the younger brother of England star Jude. (Football Insider)

Tottenham forward Alejo Veliz is a target for Serie A club Bologna, with the 20-year-old Argentine striker having failed to force his way into Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou's plans since his summer move from Rosario Central. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have hired a Los Angeles-based agency to help them recruit for a new 'emerging talent scout' role. (Sun)

Everton face being forced into administration and another nine-point penalty if rival clubs are successful with compensation claims against them. (Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate says he will be able to take "fewer gambles" over the fitness of players when he selects his squad for Euro 2024. (Standard)


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Manchester United will prioritise the signing of a new central defender in January.
Reported incoming scout Marcel Bout has made it his mission to find the next Erling Haaland or Jude Bellingham for Newcastle United.
Former Arsenal chief David Dein has accused Mikel Arteta of damaging the Gunners' image with his stinging rant against VAR, and instead of backing him up with a club statement, he says he would discipline the Spaniard if he was still in charge.
Manchester United legend David Beckham is keen to make former Red Devils star David De Gea the next major signing at Inter Miami.
PSG forward Hugo Etike is set to turn his back on France thanks to the influence of Samuel Eto'o.

Rico Lewis could make his England debut at left back on Monday night against North Macedonia after Kieran Trippier's withdrawal from the squad.
Everton's next set of accounts will come under fresh scrutiny after the Premier League confirmed that clubs can be punished for breaching profit and sustainability rules in consecutive seasons.

Erling Haaland will be fit to face Liverpool next weekend with the Manchester City striker's latest injury not considered to be serious, according to reports.
Bruno Fernandes has dispelled rumours linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia by explaining how 'happy' he is at Manchester United despite the club's difficult run of form.
Roberto Firmino's father passed away on Saturday night during a family trip to Dubai.
Jamie Carragher feels Everton's 10-point Premier League deduction is 'excessive' and they have a good case for getting it reduced
The Premier League's 'Big Six' are set to profit further with plans to reportedly alter the distribution of prize money.
Ukraine head coach Serhiy Rebrov has criticised UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin after he said it would be a 'disaster' if Italy fail to qualify for Euro 2024.
Everton fans have raised more than £33,000 to go towards protests over their 10-point deduction handed down by the Premier League, with supporters' groups set to produce banners and flags for their next game against Manchester United on Sunday.
Gabriel Jesus has made a welcome return from injury with Brazil ahead of a crucial run of fixtures at club level for Arsenal.
PFA chief executive Maheta Molango has claimed that international players are at 'breaking point' after a new report revealed that those involved in last year's World Cup spent an average of eight days longer out through injury following the mid-season tournament in Qatar.
Tottenham are keen on a move for Barcelona's Raphinha in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
Reece James has insisted that he 'hasn't felt this good in a long time' having finally recovered from a lengthy lay-off due to injury.

Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Dusan Vlahovic in January, according to reports.
Manchester City are being warned they could face their D-day over financial fair play as early as next year - and "all hell will break loose" if they lose.
Barcelona have suffered a massive blow after wonderkid Gavi hobbled off with a serious looking knee injury while playing for Spain.
The first winter World Cup cost Premier League clubs a whopping £255m in "lost" wages.
Ivan Toney was on target for Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Manchester United are reportedly prepared to triple Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid wages in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford.
Bologna are interested in signing Tottenham forward Alejo Veliz on loan, according to reports.
Real Madrid legend Luka Modric looks set to leave the club this summer, according to reports.

Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann has hinted at Kai Havertz playing as a left-back again in the future after his performance during the 3-2 defeat to Turkey last night.

Mohamed Salah was escorted off of the pitch while on international duty with Egypt over the weekend.
Tottenham and Newcastle have joined the lengthy queue of clubs jostling to sign Motherwell midfielder Lennon Miller in January.
Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign sought-after defender Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.
Arsenal are reportedly set to be forced to alter their January transfer plans as they are no longer leading the race for Fluminense star Andre.

The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' are at odds with rivals over the long-awaited £130m pyramid rescue package as a wealth-gap row reignites after the Everton crisis.
Premier League clubs are waiting nervously to find out whether or not their England stars avoid injuries on North Macedonia's controversial pitch.

Steve Parish has insisted there have been no talks between Dougie Freedman and Manchester United.

Celtic forgotten man Marco Tilio will consider a January loan if he doesn't get first-team action before January.
Fenerbahce president Ali Koç has reportedly performed a sensational U-turn and green lit an exit for Ryan Kent after crunch talks with manager Ismail Kartal.

Derek Adams could be set for a stunning third spell as Ross County boss.

Manchester United are willing to triple Antoine Griezmann's wages in a bid to sign the France forward, 32, from Atletico Madrid in January. (El Nacional, via Mundo Deportivo)

Juventus could be open to selling 20-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, who has been a target for Tottenham, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa are exploring a potential January move for Athletic Bilbao's Ghana forward Inaki Williams, 29. (Football Insider)

Portugal forward Bruno Fernandes, 29, has reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester United despite rumours linking him with a switch to Saudi Arabia. (90min)

Tottenham and Chelsea hold an ongoing interest in Fulham target Antonio Nusa, the 18-year-old Norway forward who is impressing at Club Brugge. (Football Insider)

Newcastle United could come back in for Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Football Insider)

Barcelona will make a move to sign 24-year-old Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, who has been linked with Arsenal, from Real Sociedad next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Roma are ready to consider offers for former England centre-back Chris Smalling, 33, in January. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

AC Milan will try to boost their attacking options in January and could make a move for Lille's Canada forward Jonathan David, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona and Real Madrid are considering a move for Bayern Munich's Germany winger Leroy Sane, 27. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are considering signing a forward on loan or permanently in January after Vinicius Jr, 23, was injured on international duty with Brazil, with RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 27, a potential target. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona could receive up to 5m euros (£4.4m) in compensation after midfielder Gavi, 19, was injured playing for Spain. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The Premier League's so-called 'Big Six' have been told to pay more towards the 'rescue package' for England's football pyramid after Everton were given a 10-point deduction. (Telegraph - subscription required)


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Bayern Munich have been told it's 'possible' Manchester United would allow Raphael Varane to move on in January.
Eden Hazard was offered a £50m contract to play in Saudi Arabia before opting to retire, claims former team-mate John Obi Mikel.
Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has warned Everton's recent points deduction for breaching the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules could spell "disaster" for Manchester City and Chelsea.
Jorginho's agent admits contract talks are "at a standstill" with a decision on the player's Arsenal future to come after February.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is likely to adopt a more hands-on approach once his deal for a minority stake in Manchester United is ratified.
Bruno Fernandes revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'sent him a hug' through Iceland head coach, Age Hareide, following Portugal's 2-0 win in Lisbon on Sunday night.
Two Manchester United fans were allegedly struck by concrete that fell from the Old Trafford ceiling during the women's Manchester derby on Sunday.
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney has detailed the effects last season's promotion run had on his health - including a double stye near his eye.
Juventus' hopes of signing Jadon Sancho could be boosted by former executive Jean-Claude Blanc - the Ineos chief set to replace Richard Arnold at Manchester United.

Andre Onana is reported to be hopeful of being fit for Manchester United's Premier League fixture with Everton on Sunday despite suffering an injury playing for Cameroon.
Manchester United football director John Murtough will be replaced once Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment is given the green light, according to reports.
Leeds United owners, 49ers Enterprises, have sold a minority stake of the 104-year-old club to Seattle Kraken investors, Chris and Ted Ackerley.
Everton's hopes of Tottenham waiving a £10m fee for Dele Alli have receded after they blamed them for over-spending that has resulted in the Toffees being docked 10 points.
The Hundred is set to expand to 10 teams, with the other eight counties offered the chance to form a second division and the theoretical possibility of promotion, as part of a £1bn relaunch of the competition.
Former Barcelona and AC Milan star Ronaldinho is reportedly facing the seizure of two properties in Brazil to pay off alleged tax debts.
The FA are to explore options of luring Arsenal wonderkid Chido Obi-Martin, who netted 10 goals against Liverpool Under-16s on Saturday, back to representing England.
Lionel Messi's match worn World Cup final jersey is among a collection of his Argentina shirts that will go to auction for an expected world record sale of more than £8m.

Bayern Munich are reportedly considering a shock swoop for Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Timo Werner is reportedly being considered as an option for Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

West Ham are furious amid fears Michail Antonio has suffered a long-term injury on international duty with Jamaica.
Manchester United will launch a pioneering new scheme early next year designed to improve the support available to academy graduates who have left the club.
At least four teams in a Sheffield women's football league are boycotting matches after a club fielded a transgender player accused of causing a season-ending injury to an opponent.
The Premier League's failure to adopt a detailed "sanction policy" for its financial rules could form a key plank of Everton's appeal against an unprecedented 10-point deduction.

The Premier League may be forced to delay a landmark £915m settlement between the Premier League and the lower divisions that had been due to be confirmed on Tuesday.
Ben Earl is at risk of missing the start of England's 2024 Six Nations campaign, having suffered a knee injury that could keep him out for up to three months.
The reduction in points awarded for a draw in the County Championship is to be reversed after only one season amid fears that players will lose the art of battling to save a match.

Everton could be punished again by the Premier League if their next set of accounts fall foul of profit and sustainability rules, according to reports.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol answers all the key questions surrounding Everton's points deduction for a breach of the Premier League's financial rules
Former Liverpool player Jason McAteer has called on Roy Keane to join him in the ring and settle their differences with a £2m boxing match.
A statement from the Egyptian FA has explained why Mohamed Salah was targeted by pitch invaders during their 2-0 victory against Sierra Leone in Liberia on Sunday.
Fluminense midfielder Andre is reportedly set to join Fulham 'in the coming days' with Marco Silva's side set to secure the signature of one of South America's most sought-after stars.
Antoine Griezmann reportedly will not be leaving Atletico Madrid for Manchester United in January, despite rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford.
Chelsea are reportedly complicating matters for Xabi Alonso by joining the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong.

Evan Ferguson's latest long-term contract with Brighton & Hove Albion does not include a release clause.
Atlanta and Miami will host prominent matches for the 2024 Copa America, with Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium set to host the tournament opener on June 20 and Miami's Hard Rock Stadium to host the final on July 14.
The Australia men's football team will donate a percentage of their match fees from their World Cup qualifier against Palestine towards humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is on track to make his comeback against Brentford this weekend.
Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto have boosted Chelsea by returning from injury, but Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia remain out.

Interim US women's national team manager Twila Kilgore has omitted World Cup winner Alex Morgan from her 26-player squad for the upcoming friendlies against China.

Luis Palma has moved to allay injury fears for Celtic by smiling through the pain with his Honduras doctors.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been banned by UEFA from selling away tickets to fans when they face Aberdeen at Pittodrie next month.
Brentford are keeping a close eye on Ross McCausland's Rangers contract situation.

Celtic are on the trail of South African wonderkid Luke Baartman.
Saudi Pro League bosses have spoken to Al Ittihad about axing former Celtic star Jota from their squad - and warned they could face "legal and financial consequences" for their actions.

Chelsea are considering a big-money move for Brentford's England striker Ivan Toney, 27, in the January transfer window. (Football.London)

Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United all sent representatives to watch Napoli's 22-year-old Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia during their 3-1 defeat by Spain on Sunday. (90min)

Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs expected to show interest in 20-year-old Brazilian forward Marcos Leonardo, whose agent says will look to leave Santos in January. (Evening Standard)

Benfica have no plans to enter negotiations over 19-year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Neves, who has been watched by Manchester United, with the player's buyout clause £105m. (Fabrizio Romano)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, says "there will be time to talk" about his Paris St-Germain future as he prepares to enter the final months of his contract with the Ligue 1 club. (Telefoot, via Mail)

Bayern Munich might consider a move for Manchester United's France centre-back Raphael Varane, 30. (Sky Germany - in German)

Liverpool will not entertain offers for Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 26, despite reports in Spain that they may sanction a swap deal with Barcelona for Brazil forward Raphinha, 26. (Football Insider)

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso does not have a release clause in his contract allowing him to join one of his former teams, the club's CEO has said, amid reports the Spaniard, 41, could move to Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. (Talksport)

Tottenham are ready to offer Roma £26m for Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante, 28. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Teamtalk)

Manchester United are planning to replace football director John Murtough as part of significant changes which will accompany Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment in the club. (MEN)

Tottenham are unhappy with Everton's claim that their refusal to pay £80m for Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, caused the Toffees to breach the Premier League's spending rules. (Mail)

West Ham are said to be furious amid fears Michail Antonio has suffered a long-term injury on international duty with Jamaica. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Girona director Quique Carcel says the club would be keen to re-sign Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu, 32, from Barcelona. (90min)


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Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, is not expected to leave Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal in January amid links with Newcastle United. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Bernardo Silva has hinted he could try to persuade 19-year-old compatriot Joao Neves to join Manchester City despite Manchester United's interest in the Benfica midfielder. (MEN)

City's Portugal midfielder Silva, 29, says he would like to return to play for Benfica before he finishes his career. (CNN, via TalkSport)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will not let French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, leave the club until the summer transfer window. (Sun)

Juventus are hopeful that 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic will agree to sign a contract extension at the club despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester United. (90min)

Chelsea are hoping they will be able to sell Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku next summer, with Roma keen to make the 30-year-old's loan move permanent. (Evening Standard)

France forward Antoine Griezmann will not be joining Manchester United and the 32-year-old's only focus is Atletico Madrid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham will let Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, leave to join Bayern Munich in January for less than the 60-65m euros (£52m-£56m) the club originally wanted. (Florian Plettenberg, Sky Germany)

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has made it clear he does not want to join a Saudi Pro League club but the 33-year-old could move to Major League Soccer in 2024. (90min)

Bayern Munich are pushing to sign Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu next summer but Arsenal do not want to let the 25-year-old go. (Florian Plettenberg, Sky Germany)

The delay of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's proposed minority takeover at Manchester United has increased fears at Old Trafford that the club's January transfer plans could be ruined. (Mirror)

Some Manchester United players believe the team's poor start to the season was caused by manager Erik ten Hag overworking the squad in pre-season. (Guardian)

Liverpool's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, is among the options Barcelona could consider as they look to replace injured 19-year-old Spain international Gavi. (90min)

Tottenham's Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 27, has also emerged as a loan option for Barcelona, who are unlikely to look for a permanent replacement for Gavi despite receiving up to £6m in compensation from Fifa following his injury on international duty. (Mail)

Arsenal could allow Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, 23, to join French club Marseille on loan. (Mirror)

Juventus and Brazil centre-back Gleison Bremer, 26, says he is keen to play in the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

The FA says it is prepared to review evidence of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Jermain Defoe. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool are leading the push for the Premier League to resolve Manchester City's financial fair play case. (Football Insider)


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Erling Haaland is increasingly confident he will be fit to lead Manchester City's line when they return to Premier League action against Liverpool on Saturday.
Manchester United will sell defender Raphael Varane to the highest bidder next summer in order to get him off their wage bill.
Sir Alex Ferguson has put his £3.5m home in Wilmslow up for sale.
England are set to hit the road again before next summer's Euros with St James's Park in the frame to host a friendly.
Manchester United are targeting Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo and Sporting Lisbon's Goncalo Inacio to replace Raphael Varane.
Part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's grand plan to bring success back to Manchester United will involve copying the structure of Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is poised to continue his squad overhaul over the course of the next two transfer windows, with as many as 13 players set to leave Old Trafford.

Manchester United face being barred from European competition next season if both they and Nice, owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, finish in the Champions League places and the French side finish in a higher position.
Tony Woodcock says England will have a more rested Harry Kane at Euro 2024 next summer thanks to his move to Bayern Munich.
A PFA report into the controversial drug snus is expected to be made public before the New Year and could potentially lead to a blanket ban.
Reports in the Netherlands have suggested injured Arsenal defender Jurrien Timber will not be back in action in time to force his way into their Euro 2024 squad.
The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Mirror's John Cross debate whether the FA were right to stop lighting the Wembley arch for political issues
Manchester United were mocked by a massive Checkatrade billboard outside Old Trafford saying they would be able to find someone to fix the leaky roof inside the stadium but couldn't fix their leaky defence.
Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is open to managing in the Saudi Pro League.
Everton face selling star names such as Jordan Pickford in January.

Graham Potter has turned down the chance to become Sweden's new national team head coach according to reports in the Scandinavian country.
Everton are unhappy that the £300m compensation claim from Burnley, Leeds and Leicester will be heard by the same disciplinary panel that docked them 10 points.
Premier League bosses have been warned they are at risk of touchline bans, while clubs are risking bigger fines as the FA promises to get tough on criticism of referees.
Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann has been accused of telling goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to feign injury during their 2-0 defeat by neighbours Austria on Tuesday, whose media have also labelled him "weak" and "pathetic".
Mikel Arteta has been granted an extension until Friday morning to respond to his FA charge for comments made after Arsenal's defeat by Newcastle earlier this month.
Former Ireland international Stephen Kelly admits he wasn't surprised to hear that the Football Association of Ireland won't be renewing Stephen Kenny's contract
The judge leading an investigation into former Spanish FA head Luis Rubiales for alleged sexual assault and coercion has summoned Jenni Hermoso to testify on November 28.
Lewis Hamilton held talks with Red Bull and Ferrari before signing his new deal with Mercedes and was reportedly open to joining forces with chief rival Max Verstappen.
LIV Golf stars are growing increasingly confident that Jon Rahm will join the Saudi-backed tour despite a series of dismissals of that happening since the split.
Following Harry Maguire's recent upturn in form, a Ghanaian MP has apologised for previously using the Manchester United defender to mock a political rival last year
Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto has been given a six-month suspended sentence after admitting to illegally accessing confidential information on Paris Saint-Germain.
Nike have reiterated the sportswear giant no longer has a relationship with Mason Greenwood, after the on-loan Getafe forward shared social media posts featuring the brand's trainers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's son, Vincent, has been named in a boot camp for the Sweden Under-15s.
More than 120 MPs have accepted a total of £340,000 worth of sporting freebies over the past year.
Richard Cockerill is on a three-man shortlist to take on the head coach role of ambitious Georgia just days after being dramatically sacked by French club side Montpellier.

Referees chief Howard Webb has told Premier League officials they must clamp down on players waving imaginary cards and enforce directives penalising dissent.
Government patience is said to be "wearing thin" on the Premier League's long-awaited New Deal as clubs remain at odds over how to foot the bill.
The esteemed coach who put Serena Williams on the path to greatness wants to help revive Emma Raducanu's career by making her "bulletproof".

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has earmarked Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo as one of two possible replacements for Raphael Varane if the Frenchman leaves Old Trafford in the summer.

The FA is looking into allegations of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a 2008 transfer which took Jermain Defoe from Tottenham to Portsmouth and is reported to have used an unlicensed broker.
Novak Djokovic has said he thinks the ATP's failure to stop different tournaments using different balls is leading to a rise in injuries on the tour.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol says Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to securing a significant stake in Manchester United, but news is not expected until next week
Rugby union's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals could be held in Amsterdam or Lisbon in 2025 with a decision expected in the first three months of next year.
Gabriel Jesus says goals are not his "strong point" as the Arsenal forward responded to criticism about his poor scoring record for Brazil.
England's Under-17 World Cup run ended in shock fashion on Wednesday with defeat to Uzbekistan.

USMNT and Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie believes he has emerged stronger from a loan spell at Leeds United during which he felt he "let people down".
Markel Zubizarreta has been confirmed as Spain's new director of women's football, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have confirmed.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Brazilian youngster Guilherme Ruck, the 14-year-old star of Real Valladolid's youth academy.

The Blackpool forward, Jake Daniels, has said it was a "slap in the face" when Jordan Henderson moved to play in Saudi Arabia.

Tottenham could see any hope of signing Raphinha go up in smoke with reports claiming the Brazilian may be heading to the Saudi Pro League instead.
Chelsea are reportedly tracking Napoli duo Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen, who could each cost over £100m.
Manchester United hope to convince Casemiro to stay amid the player's intentions to retire in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

Livingston have no plans to follow Kilmarnock's lead and rip up their artificial surface and are more likely to renew it "when the time comes" according to chief executive Dave Black.
Celtic are reported to have scouted young Irish talent Sam Curtis amid significant interest in the St Patrick's Athletic teenager from the Premier League.
Reports in Turkey have suggested Sheffield United are leading the race to sign former Rangers winger Ryan Kent from Fenerbahce in January.
Scottish football chiefs have been urged to bin their own organised displays if they really want to win the war on pyro.
Brendan Rodgers has assured Celtic fans he is in charge of the club's signing policy - and has no plans to bring in any more 'project players' when he splashes out in the January sales.
Craig Levein insists he'll relish Tynecastle's wrath when returning with St Johnstone on Saturday.

Newcastle United are monitoring Dominic Calvert-Lewin's situation at Everton as the England striker, 26, is on their list of potential targets for next summer. (TeamTalk)

Fulham have moved ahead of Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign Fluminense's 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre, while Wolfsburg's Denmark striker Jonas Wind, 24, is also among the club's targets. (Standard)

Manchester United are preparing for another squad clearout in 2024, with more than 10 players set to leave across the winter and summer transfer windows. (MEN)

As many as 15 players could depart United, with England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, expected to be the first to leave next year. (Star)

Manchester City are working to persuade striker Erling Haaland, 23, to sign a new deal, but an agreement with the Norway international is not imminent. (TeamTalk)

Chelsea have joined a number of clubs in tracking 22-year-old Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. (ESPN)

Chelsea are also keeping tabs on Feyenoord's Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez, 22, and Real Betis' Senegal winger Assane Diao, 18, in anticipation of the January transfer window. (FootballTransfers)

Former Brighton and Chelsea boss Graham Potter has turned down the chance to manage the Sweden national team as he wants to return to club management. (Aftonbladet, via Metro)

Tottenham's list of potential targets in January could include Crystal Palace's England centre-back Marc Guehi, 23, and Everton's England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21. (Mail)

Arsenal have decided to sign a new marquee striker in 2024 - but that business could have to wait until the summer window. (Football Insider)

Italy midfielder Jorginho's contract extension talks with Arsenal are at a standstill, according to the 31-year-old's agent. (Mail)

Club America and Uruguay defender Sebastian Caceres, 24, has emerged as Tottenham's priority signing in the January transfer window. (Football.London)

AC Milan are interested in a loan move for Chelsea's 22-year-old France defender Benoit Badiashile, while the Italian club will also contact Arsenal over the availability of Poland defender Jakub Kiwior, 23. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are open to selling English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24. (Football.London)

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in signing Brighton and Germany midfielder Pascal Gross, 32. (Sky Sports Germany)

Manchester United could be banned from Europe next season as a result of the expected minority takeover by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whose Ineos group also owns French club Nice. (Sun)

American investment firm 777 Partners is prepared to re-enter negotiations with Everton over the price of its takeover following the Premier League club's points deduction. (Football Insider)

The FA has confirmed it is looking into allegations of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Tottenham, Portsmouth and former England striker Jermain Defoe. (Times - subscription required


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Former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is much admired by Sir Jim Ratcliffe as he ponders appointing a new face to that role at Manchester United once his investment in the club is ratified.
Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol says Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to securing a significant stake in Manchester United, but news is not expected until next week.

Manchester United will not let Raphael Varane leave in January on loan but could countenance a permanent departure for a fee between £18m and £26m.

Declan Rice has been elevated into England's senior leadership group, joining Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker ahead of Euro 2024 after becoming a key member of Gareth Southgate's squad.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe faces a crucial decision over the futures of Casemiro and Raphael Varane once he takes control of football operations at Manchester United.
Chelsea have joined a three-way transfer scrap for Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to reports.
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has called on the football authorities to hit aggressive bosses with tougher punishments to deter copycat behaviour on the touchlines.
Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri joked "only if I can smoke" when he was asked about the possibility of taking on a role in Saudi Arabia.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos is set to miss next week's Champions League clash with Newcastle because of a minor hamstring injury.
French rugby referee Mathieu Raynal has called for a crackdown on the abuse of officials or risk the sport heading in the same direction as football.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has been given a formal warning following his X-rated outburst at last weekend's Las Vegas Grand Prix when he lashed out after a comment that the cancellation of practice had been a "black eye" for the event.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has avoided serious injury after a major car crash in Brescia.
Eddie Hearn has confirmed Deontay Wilder's claim he offered $50m (£40m) to fight Anthony Joshua, but insists the showdown failed to materialise after the American's camp failed to send a contract.

Questions are being asked by lawyers and experts whether Manchester United and Wolves were investigated at all by the Premier League after being fined for breaching UEFA FFP rules.
Ayden Heaven became the latest Arsenal teenager to be handed a first-team training call when he worked with Mikel Arteta's squad on Thursday as they prepared to face Brentford.
Premier League referees are being helped by British Airways pilots to improve VAR.
European club chiefs are putting Uefa under pressure to rip up the rules that could ban Manchester United from next season's Champions League.
Newcastle will consider building a new stadium to satisfy the skyrocketing demand for tickets.

Brentford are determined to keep hold of returning striker Ivan Toney in January, a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea as they seek to improve their goalscoring options.
Sky Sports' Peter Smith and Lyall Thomas discuss whether Brentford striker Ivan Toney is worth the £100m price tag the club have given him
Mikel Arteta will defend himself against an FA charge on Friday with a growing feeling that Arsenal are being singled out.

Manchester United face losing another player to the Africa Cup of Nations in January after defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka was approached to play for DR Congo.
Arsenal have already made the decision to sign David Raya permanently from Brentford.
Chelsea have revealed that Wesley Fofana is back in training after rupturing his ACL back in July.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Harry Maguire for his response to criticism and insists the defender has proved why he should remain at Manchester United.

Liverpool are set to be able to use part of the Anfield Road upper tier when they face Manchester United on December 17, adding an extra 6,000 seats available subject to the necessary safety certificate being granted by the local council.

Premier League referees are being helped by pilots from British Airways to hone the art of communicating under pressure and improve their precision of language.
Blackpool forward Jake Daniels, the only openly gay footballer in British professional football, has hit out at Jordan Henderson over his move to Saudi Arabia, saying it was a "slap in the face" for the LGBTQ+ community.
Two-time Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard has admitted to missing an out of competition doping test in 2019 and says it was "not nice" to have the whereabouts failure on his record.

Manchester City and Liverpool have written to supporters warning against missile throwing and tragedy chanting ahead of the Saturday's crunch clash in the Premier League.
The Government has expressed its disappointment at the Football Association's decision to no longer light the Wembley arch for political or social causes.
Wolves have joined Brighton and Eintracht Frankfurt in showing interest in Viktoria Plzen's £10m-rated striker Rafiu Durosinmi.
Arsenal are planning to offer a new deal to versatile defender Takehiro Tomiyasu to stave off interest from Bayern Munich.
Plans to create a two-tier commercial structure at the top of women's football in England are back on after Championship clubs agreed to the latest set of proposals.
Max Verstappen has warned he will walk out on Formula 1 if the sport veers too far from its origins and feels it is a "tipping point" between the show and competition.
With rumours suggesting Lewis Hamilton might have joined Red Bull, Max Verstappen says he wouldn't have minded if the seven-time world champion was his team-mate
Middlesex are closing on the signing of promising Warwickshire bowler Henry Brookes despite being in such a tough financial position they have scheduled two T20 matches in Chelmsford next summer because of the costs of using a ground other than Lord's.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has opened up about his "trauma years", snooker at a crossroads and what the sport really means to him

Steve Bruce says he would not be surprised to see former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane secure a shock return to Old Trafford some 18 years after his acrimonious exit under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Bologna are preparing to add a striker to their squad in January which could open the door for Celtic to reignite their interest in summer target Sydney van Hooijdonk.
St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson remains hopeful of persuading star players Keanu Baccus and Ryan Strain to extend their contracts with the Paisley club.
Jair Tavares has revealed the mental strain he was under after being frozen out of the Hibs squad by former boss Lee Johnson and vowed to repay Nick Montgomery for handing him a lifeline.

Real Madrid are ready to splash the cash next summer after setting their sights on Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, and Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23. (AS - in Spanish)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe admires former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and is keen on him being part of Manchester United's revamped football operations as the British billionaire's acquisition of 25% of the Red Devils edges closer. (Independent)

Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, 21, is open to joining Manchester City after the treble winners were linked with an interest in the Netherlands Under-21 international. (Football Insider)

Arsenal will reject any approach for Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, 25, with German champions Bayern Munich interested. (Standard)

Arsenal have also agreed to meet the buy-out clause of on-loan Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, 28, with the Spain international set to become a permanent signing in January for £27m. (Fabrizio Romano)

Granada are hoping to tie 22-year-old Spanish winger Bryan Zaragoza to a new contract with a 20m euros release clause, amid interest from Brentford and RB Leipzig. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Arsenal and several Saudi clubs are interested in Portugal winger Pedro Neto, 23, but Wolves will demand a fee of at least £60m. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are also looking to reinforce at centre-back, with Nice's France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, and Sporting Lisbon's Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio, 22, seen as ideal replacements for ex-France international Raphael Varane, 30. (Sun)

Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, could be on his way out of Manchester United in January as the Red Devils look to revamp their squad. (Teamtalk)

Wolves also face a fight to hold on to versatile defender Rayan Ait-Nouri after Chelsea added the 22-year-old Algeria international to their shortlist. (90min)

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Palmeiras' Brazilian winger Estevao Willian, 16, who is said to have a £52m release clause. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Brazil's football federation still expects former Chelsea and Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to take over as the country's head coach at the end of 2023-24 season, despite fresh rumours he could stay on as Real Madrid with his Bernabeu contract set to expire next summer. (Goal Brasil - in Portuguese)

Real Betis winger Assane Diao, 18, has emerged as a target for Brentford and the Premier League club could move for the Spain Under-21 international in January. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, is considering an offer to play for DR Congo at next year's Africa Cup of Nations. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle and Wolves could compete for Senegalese defender Arouna Sangante, 21, after he caught the eye in Ligue 1 with Le Havre. (Football Insider)

Wolves have been scouting 20-year-old Nigerian Rafiu Durosinmi, but Eintracht Frankfurt are also interested in the £10m-rated Viktoria Plzen striker. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Barcelona are keen on signing Tottenham's Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, 27, as they look to find cover for injured Spain midfielder Gavi, 19. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Fluminense head coach Fernando Diniz says the exit of 22-year-old Brazil midfielder Andre is "imminent", with reports having claimed Fulham are leading the race for his signature. (ESPN Brazil - in Portuguese)


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Manchester United and Chelsea have joined what is turning into a Premier League bidding war for 16-year-old Brazil talent Messinho, who currently plays for Palmeiras.

Mauricio Pochettino will fork out thousands of pounds by taking players and staff out for dinner following his three yellow cards for unruly behaviour this season.

Former Liverpool star Jose Enrique feels only Manchester United deciding they are a long-term project will keep Erik ten Hag in his role by the time the 2023-24 season ends.

Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol says Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to securing a significant stake in Manchester United, but news is not expected until next week


Barcelona will be looking to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window after confirmation that teenage star Gavi suffered a torn ACL while on international duty with Spain.

Pep Guardiola promised he will stay in charge of Manchester City even if they are relegated to League One if found guilty of breaching Premier League financial rules.

Mason Mount is unlikely to be available for Manchester United first-team action until Christmas after suffering a calf injury.

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou admits he has been "frustrated" at being dismissed in managerial circles just for his Australian background and wonders if the door might have been shut on managers from the country if he had struggled at Celtic.

Jude Bellingham's rise to the top of football's megastars could next see him sign a multi-million pound endorsement with French fashion house Louis Vuitton.

Eyebrows were raised within the Football Association when Barnsley did not even request a personal hearing over their ineligible player charge which saw them expelled from the FA Cup.


Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson has revealed his incredible journey to stardom at Stamford Bridge and says he was still playing football in bare feet in Senegal as recently as six years ago.

Erik ten Hag's agent Kees Vos will be back in court in the Netherlands next month, facing one of his former clients Stefan de Vrij in an appeal against a £4m-plus payout he was ordered to make in damages over the SEG agency's handling of his free transfer move to Inter Milan in 2018.

Surrey chairman Oli Slipper is keen to embrace The Hundred further but wants a rebrand of the Oval Invincibles, potentially just using their county name instead.


Tickets for England's high-profile friendly with Brazil were sold out before even reaching the stage where they would be made available to the general public.

Real Madrid have already "made contact" with Roberto de Zerbi - according to a report in Spain - as they seek to get a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti in place by the time his current deal expires next summer.


Premier League stars have been complaining to the PFA that a sharp rise in injuries, in particular muscular strains and pulls, are being caused by the time it takes to make VAR decisions.


Newcastle United want Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips and PSG striker Hugo Ekitike in January but any deals will have to be done in the loan market because of FFP rules.

Novak Djokovic has slammed anti-doping officials for the "shameful" decision to notify him he had been selected for testing 90 minutes before his Davis Cup clash with Cameron Norrie.

David Gower would be open to becoming the next chairman of the MCC after emerging as a possible contender.


Celtic are set to make a renewed effort to sign Brondby striker Mathias Kvistgaarden in January.

Barry Ferguson believes his nephew Lewis could be on the move to a "massive" club as early as January amid reported interest from Juventus in the Bologna captain.

Newcastle will make loan moves for Manchester City's 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Times - subscription required)

Eddie Howe's side also have an interest in Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, and Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 26. (Teamtalk)

Brentford have no intention of selling England striker Ivan Toney, 27, in January despite strong interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Mirror)

Manchester United have made Everton's England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, their prime defensive target in 2024. (Teamtalk)

Clubs in the Saudi Pro League are considering a £17m move for Manchester United and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 31, in January. (Caught Offside)

Leeds United are in talks with English midfielder Archie Gray, and are set to reject any interest in the 17-year-old during the January transfer window with Liverpool, Everton and Crystal Palace among those thought to be interested. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid are set to offer boss Carlos Ancelotti, 64, a new contract in an attempt to keep him at the club amid interest from Brazil. (90min)

Barcelona boss Xavi has rejected claims that Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 33, will leave the club for Saudi Arabia in January. (Goal.com)

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Bayern Munich have moved ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea in the race for Schalke and Germany's Assan Ouedraogo, 17. (Teamtalk)

AC Milan are considering a move for Manchester City and Brazil right-back Yan Couto, 21, who is on loan at La Liga side Girona. (Calciomercato)

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 26, is also expecting to be offered a new deal by Inter Milan, after turning down interest from the Saudi Pro League last summer. (Tuttosport via Football Italia)

Manchester City's England Under-17 forward Joel Ndala, 17, is attracting interest from Premier League and European clubs, both for loans and permanent transfers. (Athletic - subscription required)


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Steve Cooper needs a win as Nottingham Forest manager with the club's ambitious owner growing increasingly frustrated.
Brighton's Lewis Dunk was shown a straight red - not a second yellow - against Nottingham Forest because his language to the referee was personally abusive.
The Glazer family is spending £250,000 a week in legal and consultancy fees in a bid to sell a share of Manchester United to Sir Jim Ratcliffe - more than they pay club captain Bruno Fernandes.

Chelsea want to sign a new striker for Mauricio Pochettino in the January transfer window but Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney could now prove to be out of reach.
Liverpool are due to pay Benfica an extra £8.5m for Darwin Nunez after he made his 60th appearance for the club in the 1-1 draw at Manchester City.
Manchester United's assistant coach Mitchell van der Gaag will fill in for Erik ten Hag at Everton with the Dutchman dealing with a touchline ban.
The former agent of Yaya Toure has not been contacted by the independent commission investigating the Premier League's 115 charges against Manchester City.

England legend Sarah Taylor is set to leave her role as wicketkeeping coach as the exodus from Sussex continues.
The Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has branded England's "Bazball" approach to cricket a "load of ****" as the tensions from this summer's epic Ashes series continued.
The irony of Serbia's dominant win over Great Britain on Thursday is that Novak Djokovic, the world's best player, flirted with becoming a British citizen when he was still a teenager.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti refused to rule out a move to the Brazil national team next summer and suggested his future would be clarified "soon".

Aaron Ramsdale is top of Wolves' January wishlist as a replacement for Jose Sa, but the cash-strapped side want to wait until the summer to pay for the Arsenal 'keeper.
It was almost a nightmare return to the team for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after his hesitation nearly lead to a Brentford goal

Jude Bellingham is reportedly set to land a "a multi-million-pound endorsement deal with Louis Vuitton" after his incredible start at Real Madrid.
Derby are braced for bids to whisk away top talent Cruz Allen, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle on the midfielder's trail.
Pep Guardiola plans to sign Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco - then loan him out to his old pal Enzo Maresca at Leicester.
Eddie Hearn reckons Tyson Fury's best days are behind him after his lacklustre display against Francis Ngannou.

Philippe Clement says the balance of Rangers' squad isn't right - and he's ready to fix it in January.
Dimitri De Conde will not be joining Rangers as director of football after confirming he'll be staying at Genk.

Wolverhampton Wanderers want Arsenal'sEngland goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 27, on loan in January with an obligation to buy in the summer. (Star)

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is under pressure, with owner Evangelos Marinakis growing increasingly frustrated at recent results. (Mail)

Tottenham are interested in Benfica defender Morato but the Portuguese club are reluctant to sell the 22-year-old Brazilian in January. (Record via Sport Witness)

Newcastle United'sability to spend in the January transfer window will be impacted by whether Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali's wages can be reduced while the 23-year-old serves his 10-month ban for breaching betting rules. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United's French defender Raphael Varane, 30, has not indicated he wants to leave Old Trafford despite being dropped. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have no interest in Al-Hilal's Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, with Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazilian Douglas Luiz their primary midfield target in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham are looking to sell 22-year-old striker Rodrigo Muniz with Atletico Mineiro keen to bring the Brazilian back to his homeland which could pave the way for RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 27, to join on loan. (Mirror)

Tottenham are ready to terminate the remainder of Hugo Lloris' contract with the 36-year-old France goalkeeper out of favour under manager Ange Postecoglou. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Manchester City are monitoring River Plate's 17-year-old Argentina Under-17 forward Claudio Echeverri. (Sport - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in signing Italy youth forward Francesco Camarda, who made his AC Milan debut on Saturday at the age of 15. (90Min)

Fenerbahce are interested in 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial and will discuss a deal with Manchester United when the Red Devils travel to Istanbul to play Galatasaray in the Champions League. (Fotomac - in Turkish)

Real Madrid have turned down the chance to sign 30-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi from Galatasaray in January. (The Athletic on X)

Bayern Munich and Tottenham have cooled their interest in Chelsea's 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah, who is free to leave Stamford Bridge in January. (Mirror)

Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea are ready to make a move for Derby's16-year-old Wales youth forward Cruz Allen. (Sun)

Arsenal are reluctant to spend a significant amount on a new striker in January with the Gunners cooling their interest in 27-year-old Brentford forward Ivan Toney. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Wolves have put a price tag of £60m on Portuguese winger Pedro Neto amid Arsenal'sgrowing interest in the 23-year-old. (Football London)


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Chelsea are set to make Victor Osimhen their primary target when they enter the market for a striker, with Italian sources expecting the Napoli forward to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge
Surrey have revealed ambitious plans for a second ground away from the Oval to house their academy and expand women's cricket. A site for the ground is being sourced.

Arsenal could have held off Manchester City to win the Premier League last season had Unai Emery been in charge instead of Mikel Arteta, according to Tony Adams.
Tottenham might have to wait for Juventus to make their move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho before they are able to secure a deal with the Italian club for Samuel Iling-Junior.

The revolving door at Tottenham's commercial department since the arrival of American Todd Kline continues to turn. Long-serving commercial director Fran Jones has joined Brentford in what is being viewed as a huge loss for the club, with turnover since Kline arrived as chief commercial officer in 2021 described as 'astonishing'.
Lyon manager Fabio Grosso has finally broken his silence on the injuries he suffered during an attack on the team bus en route to Marseille.
A year on from their hosting of the World Cup, Qatar's ambitions to stage the 2036 Olympics show no sign of abating.
Kevin Sinfield will hit the roads again this week as he runs seven ultramarathons across seven UK cities in seven days.
Dame Laura Kenny has confirmed her intention to try and win selection for next summer's Olympic Games in Paris. Kenny only gave birth to her second son Monty in July.

Tyson Fury has challenged Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds to a fight after his Morecambe side were thrashed by the Hollywood A-lister's Wrexham.
Sheffield United legend Paddy Kenny has quit his first managerial job after just 33 days - leaving non-League Goole.
Pep Guardiola is glad to have John Stones back in his Manchester City squad but has no plans to risk any further injury by rushing his return.
Newcastle's owners were dubbed "embarrassing" and criticised for their ticketing policy after saying St James' Park lacked atmosphere during the 4-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend.
Joel Veltman has issued a plea for the return of his missing GPS, which was still inside his shirt when he threw it into Brighton's celebrating fans after the win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Harry Brook and Jofra Archer have been ditched by their IPL franchises, joining Ben Stokes and Joe Root in being sidelined from the high-profile T20 competition.

A Scottish cabinet minister under fire for running up a huge data bill that he then tried to claim on the public purse is under further pressure after it was revealed he had attended Celtic matches despite saying he had no interest in the team.
Players at the UK Snooker Championship kept warm in a local pub after the Barbican in York was evacuated because of a fire in the foyer minutes before Sunday's evening session.

Michael Stewart has written off Rangers' title threat - and reckons the league trophy will be heading back to Parkhead this season.
Liam Scales is reportedly on the radar of a top European club ahead of the January transfer window opening.

Maurizio Sarri faces a day of reckoning against Celtic on Tuesday with the Lazio boss told his position is safe, but only for now.

Chelsea are set to make Napoli's Victor Osimhen their prime attacking target in January, with the 24-year-old Nigeria striker open to a move to Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle are closely monitoring the progress of Atletico Madrid's 23-year-old Brazilian winger Samuel Lino. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Juventus are keen to sign a midfielder in January and have three Premier League players on their shortlist - Arsenal's Ghana international Thomas Partey, 30, Manchester City's 27-year-old England international Kalvin Phillips and Tottenham's Denmark international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Juventus will aim to convince 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho to join them on loan from Manchester United in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City are interested in 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, who they sold to Aston Villa in 2019, as well as Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26. (Football Insider)

Manchester City want to sign Boca Juniors full-back Valentin Barco before loaning the 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 international to Leicester City. (Sun)

Saudi side Al-Ettifaq are leading the chase to sign Spain goalkeeper David de Gea in January. The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season. (Sun)

West Ham are working on a deal to sign Porto's 26-year-old Nigeria left-back Zaidu Sanusi in January. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham are monitoring the progress of Southampton's 21-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have to pay Benfica an extra £8.5m for Darwin Nunez after the 24-year-old Uruguay striker made his 60th appearance for the club against Manchester City on Saturday. (Mirror)

Everton have agreed a deal to sign Linfield's 16-year-old Northern Ireland youth forward Braiden Graham. (Belfast Telegraph)

Leicester and Preston are keen on a January loan move for Liverpool's 20-year-old England Under-21 defender Jarell Quansah. (Alan Nixon via Leicestershire Live)

West Ham's Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 28, is attracting interest from Saudi Arabian clubs. (Sun)

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen, 21, could be allowed to leave on loan in January if the Netherlands Under-21 international signs a new long-term contract. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace and Fulham have inquired about the availability of Ajax's 28-year-old English striker Chuba Akpom. (Teamtalk)


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Arsenal have rejected an approach from a Premier League club for keeper Aaron Ramsdale as speculation grows about his future.
It was almost a nightmare return to the team for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after his hesitation almost lead to a Brentford goal
Two Manchester United academy stars were spotted going mad in the away end at Everton as they celebrated Alejandro Garnacho's goal.
Brighton captain Lewis Dunk became the first player in 15 years to be sent off for dissent during a game.
Premier League chiefs are set to warn MPs to stop trying to get Everton's 10-point deduction overturned after criticism from local politicians and Liverpool's mayor Andy Burnham.

The Football Association believe 'super professional' Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo will prioritise playing for England over Ghana.
Gary Neville paid a surprising compliment to Manchester United youngster, Kobbie Mainoo after an impressive performance against Everton
Chelsea striker Armando Broja is a January target for Premier League neighbours Fulham.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will not face disciplinary action from the FA following his goal celebration against Manchester City.
England manager Gareth Southgate is among the famous football faces owed money by agent Terry Byrne, who invested their cash in a disastrous £25m property deal without telling them and some of whose businesses now face liquidation.
Crystal Palace are facing up to playing the remainder of the season without key midfielder Cheick Doucoure because of a serious Achilles injury, while forward Eberichi Eze might be out until 2024 with an ankle issue.
A deal for Conor Benn's controversial fight with Chris Eubank Jr is expected to be finalised this week with the working target for the fight to be staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in early February.
Leicester Tigers are increasingly bullish about being able to keep World Cup winner Jasper Wiese after he went cold on a move to Stade Francais.

Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their interest in Jota, which would reunite the left winger with his former manager at Celtic, Ange Postecoglou.
Football's lawmakers will be asked to consider whether VAR's powers should be extended to cover free-kicks, corners and second yellow cards.
Tottenham retain an interest in Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after being turned down with an offer for him in the summer.
Crystal Palace are monitoring Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper as they plot a successor to under-fire Roy Hodgson.

Arsenal are ready to offload Thomas Partey in January as they target new faces to strengthen their squad in the New Year.
Jose Mourinho is prepared to turn down the riches on offer in Saudi Arabia for a chance to manage Brazil's national team.
Reece James headed over to France during the international break to pick the brain of South Africa's Rugby World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi.
Jake Daniels has called on fellow footballers to support Rainbow Laces after admitting he would not feel safe playing in a World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Lord Cameron is under pressure to release the £2.34bn funds from the sale of Chelsea Football Club.
Chelsea are planning to significantly streamline their January transfer business in a bid to avoid the problem that former head coach Graham Potter was handed last season.
The proposed purchase of Women's Championship side Lewes FC is off, because it conflicted with the club's principle of funding their men's and women's teams equally.
Referees' chief Howard Webb has held talks with former players about becoming part of a next generation of officials, with up to 12 elite-level footballers expressing an interest.
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is increasingly frustrated with the club's failure to appoint a set-piece specialist to their coaching staff, although talks have taken place with a candidate in the last 48 hours.

Brentford are reportedly keen on keeping Ivan Toney until the summer.
Chelsea have reportedly contacted the family of record-breaking 15-year-old Francesco Camarda about a possible switch to Stamford Bridge in the future, it has been claimed.
Chelsea are still demanding £25m for Trevoh Chalobah even though the defender has not played this season because of a hamstring injury.
Ajax have joined an ever-lengthening list of teams interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January.
Northampton back-row Lewis Ludlam is set to join the ranks of players quitting England after agreeing terms with French club Toulon.

Several former Afghanistan players have claimed the president of the country's football federation, Mohammad Kargar, ordered them to fix two matches during a men's tournament in Malaysia.

Under-pressure Steven Gerrard has pointed to the lack of penalties awarded to his Al Ettifaq side as a reason behind their Saudi Pro League struggles.

Manchester United have made enquiries about RB Leipzig's 27-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner and could make a bid in January. (Sky Sports Germany)

Arsenal are lining up a January move for Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, with 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey's Gunners future uncertain. (ESPN)

Juventus are considering signing Partey, which could help fund Arsenal's bid for Luiz. (Mirror)

Manchester City and Liverpool are keen on Luiz. (90 Min)

Manager Unai Emery says Aston Villa do not intend to sell Luiz. (Standard)

Chelsea are plotting a one in, one out transfer policy which could mean several players leaving to make way for new signings. (Telegraph - subscription)

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Among the Chelsea players would could leave are 39-year-old Brazil defender Thiago Silva, whose contract expires next summer, and 24-year-old English defender Trevoh Chalobah. (Standard)

Manchester United have made Crystal Palace's England defender Marc Guehi, 23, their top target in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester City and Arsenal are interested in AC Milan's 15-year-old Italian forward Francesco Camarda. (Tuttosport - subscription, in Italian)

Tottenham and Arsenal are keen on Feyenoord's 22-year-old Mexico striker Santiago Gimenez. (L'Equipe - in French)

Scouts from several Premier League clubs have been watching Getafe's 22-year-old English striker Mason Greenwood. (AS - in Spanish)

Newcastle could make a loan move for Paris St-Germain's French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Caught Offside)

Manchester City and Arsenal have sent scouts to watch FC Copenhagen's 15-year-old Danish midfielder Tristan Aldcroft Panduro. (Mail)

Newcastle's English winger Jacob Murphy, 28, is attracting interest from Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.(Football Insider)

Crystal Palace are monitoring Nottingham Forest manager Cooper as a possible replacement for Roy Hodgson. (Times - subscription)

Barcelona want to keep Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo, 24, despite interest from Bayern Munich.(Sky Sports Germany)

England manager Gareth Southgate is expected to hold talks with Manchester United's 18-year-old midfielder Kobbie Mainoo to persuade him to play for England rather than Ghana. (Star)


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Chelsea are prepared to reject Fulham's interest in Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, in January. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are willing to let England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale leave at the end of the season but will not let the 25-year-old go in the January transfer window. (90min)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, says he will make a January move away from Manchester United if he does not start playing more games, revealing that a summer move to Real Sociedad fell through. (Diario AS, via Sky Sports)

Manchester United are hoping to strengthen in four positions in January, including in defensive midfield with concerns over 27-year-old Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's season so far. (Guardian)

Tottenham are ready to rival Manchester United and Liverpool for the signature of Nice's 23-year-old France defender Jean-Clair Todibo. (Evening Standard)

Everton have delayed new contract talks with manager Sean Dyche because of the uncertainty created by the club's 10-point deduction. (Mail)

Tottenham want to sign Portuguese winger Jota, 24, on loan from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad. (Times - subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are ready to sell Hugo Ekitike in January, with Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace among a number of Premier League sides to have previously expressed an interest in the 21-year-old French striker. (Sun)

France defender Raphael Varane, 30, and England midfielder Mason Mount, 24, are among the Manchester United players at risk of being replaced. (Guardian, via Express)

Bayern Munich have discussed the possibility of signing Varane from Manchester United but do not think a deal is realistic. (Sky Germany - in German)

Tottenham are interested in Blackburn Rovers' England midfielder Adam Wharton, 19. (90min)

Ukraine and Chelsea striker Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, wants the club to sign his former Shakhtar Donetsk and national team mate Georgiy Sudakov, 21, in the January transfer window with the two striking up a strong partnership during their time together in Ukraine. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

England Under-17 forward Mason Cotcher has been training with Arsenal's first-team squad after leaving Sunderland but the Gunners face competition from Rangers for the 17-year-old's signature. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are interested in 29-year-old Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel but the Serie A club will only sell the Italian for £30m. (Il Messaggero, via Football Italia)

Germany striker Timo Werner, 27, is prepared to stay at RB Leipzig and fight for his place in the side rather than move to Manchester United in January. (Metro)

Chelsea do not have an agreement in place with Corinthians for 18-year-old midfielder Gabriel Moscardo and a move for the Brazilian is not imminent. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain and a number of other Premier League clubs are keen on Moscardo with Corinthians holding out for a deal worth £26m. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund winger Donyell Malen, 24, remains a key target for Liverpool with manager Jurgen Klopp a big admirer of the Netherlands international. (Bild, via Teamtalk)

Arsenal are considering a January move for Slovenia and RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko, 20. (Football Transfers)

Real Betis have not given up hope of persuading Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 29, to reject Manchester United and Barcelona and stay with the Seville club. (Marca - in Spanish)


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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to instruct a new-look Manchester United recruitment team to prioritise homegrown talent as he aims to fire the club back to English football's summit.
The hearing into Manchester City's 115 Premier League charges may not begin for at least another year.
Mario Balotelli has reignited his feud with Brendan Rodgers by labelling his former manager a "disaster" and describing him as the worst coach he has ever had during a recent interview.
Mauricio Pochettino is as surprised as anyone by Cole Palmer's superb start at Chelsea, because the manager had to be persuaded to sanction the £45m signing from Manchester City.
The International FA Board were fielding requests from leagues all over the world to trial sin-bins next season within 24 hours of giving the green light for the experiment this week.
Robbie Keane is moving back to Israel this weekend to take charge of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the first time since fleeing the country following the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7.
British UFC star Tom Aspinall has admitted that he has no interest in a boxing match while he waits to unify his interim heavyweight title.

Andre Onana is increasingly concerned he could struggle to win back his place at Manchester United if he goes to the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon next year.
Owen Farrell could miss up to a year with England following his decision to step away from the Six Nations to prioritise his and his family's mental well-being.
The Rugby Football Union scaled back psychological support for the England men's team at this year's World Cup in France.
Ben Duckett has said that it was "difficult" watching England's torrid World Cup campaign as he aims to play a major part in "a fresh start" for the one-day international side.
The Football Show team discuss whether Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag might look to replace Andre Onana after more mistakes in their Champions League match against Galatasaray

Arsenal are in negotiations with Takehiro Tomiyasu over a new contract.
MLS has suspended Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini for a total of six games over his abuse of a referee.

Police in Dallas have issued an arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller on charges stemming from a "major disturbance" at a home on Wednesday.

Everton could be at risk of another points deduction this season after it was confirmed that any new breach of the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules should be dealt with by the end of May.
Nick Kyrgios has thanked Andy Murray for helping him to overcome suicidal thoughts after noticing signs of self-harm on the Australian's body.
Ben White has moved closer to becoming the latest Arsenal player to agree a new contract after positive talks with the club.
English football agents have won a landmark case against Fifa over an attempt by the global governing body to cap their commission in transfer deals.

Erik ten Hag has been left "wowed" by Darren Fletcher's 16-year-old son Jack, who trained with the Manchester United first team ahead of their draw with Galatasaray.
Wolves' sporting director has been fined and handed a ban after swearing at referee Anthony Taylor.
Arsenal are in advanced talks with Ben White and are hopeful of agreeing a new deal before Christmas.
Wolves' sporting director has been fined and handed a ban after swearing at referee Anthony Taylor.
Nathan Jones has held talks over a return to management at Rotherham United after almost 10 months out.
Kobbie Mainoo had a debut to remember at Goodison Park, playing an instrumental role in Manchester United's 3-0 win

Steve Bruce has thrown his hat into the ring to become the new Republic of Ireland boss in a blow to his former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane.
If Juventus' attempts to sign Jadon Sancho are reliant on the Italian club finding funds from elsewhere, the sale of Samuel Iling to Tottenham could set some transfer dominoes in motion.

Manchester United's board may have a new option to replace Erik ten Hag if the Dutchman is deemed surplus to requirements, as Max Allegri is reportedly interested in a move to the Premier League.

He is out in the heat of Saudi Arabia currently - but Jota's exit from the Middle East could hinge on whether Ange Postecoglou's cold feet thaw out.

Ryan Kent had a night to forget in Denmark as Fenerbahce crashed to a humiliating 6-1 defeat to FC Nordsjælland.

Manchester United have joined Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in the race for Palmeiras' Brazilian winger Estevao Willian, 16. (Teamtalk)

Al-Ittihad winger Jota, 24, wants to join his former Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham, but Postecoglou is unsure about a move for the Portuguese. (Sun)

Manchester United have also joined Newcastle, Roma and AC Milan in showing interest in 27-year-old Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Manchester United investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants his recruitment team to focus on homegrown talent. (Mail)

Arsenal are in negotiations with Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu over a new contract with the 25-year-old's deal set to expire in 2025. (Athletic - subscription required)

The Gunners are also confident of agreeing a new long-term deal with England defender Ben White, 26. (Standard)

Manchester United are in talks to sign Romania and Genoa defender Radu Dragusin, 21. (Prosport - in Romanian)

Brighton want to open new contract talks with manager Roberto De Zerbi amid interest from Napoli and Real Madrid. (90Min)

Juventus are hoping to complete a double deal in January for Manchester United's 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26. (Teamtalk)

Everton insist their 2022-23 accounts are well within within budget so will avoid a second points deduction this season under new fast-track rules introduced by the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus' 20-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior's price is now set at 18m euros (£15.5m), down from 20m euros (£17.2m), and Tottenham are interested. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Marc Guehi is keen to remain with Crystal Palace until the summer transfer window to boost his chances of making England's squad for Euro 2024. The 23-year-old defender is attracting interest from Manchester United and Newcastle. (90min)

Chelsea target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia may be more interested in a move to Real Madrid, according to the 22-year-old Napoli and Georgia winger's father. (Geo Team, via Express)

Manchester City are prepared to drop their interest in West Ham and Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, if no resolution over the gambling investigation hanging over the player is found. (Football Transfers)


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Friday 1 December 2023 07:20, UK


Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to instruct a new-look Manchester United recruitment team to prioritise homegrown talent as he aims to fire the club back to English football's summit.
The hearing into Manchester City's 115 Premier League charges may not begin for at least another year.
Mario Balotelli has reignited his feud with Brendan Rodgers by labelling his former manager a "disaster" and describing him as the worst coach he has ever had during a recent interview.
Mauricio Pochettino is as surprised as anyone by Cole Palmer's superb start at Chelsea, because the manager had to be persuaded to sanction the £45m signing from Manchester City.
The International FA Board were fielding requests from leagues all over the world to trial sin-bins next season within 24 hours of giving the green light for the experiment this week.
Robbie Keane is moving back to Israel this weekend to take charge of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the first time since fleeing the country following the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7.
British UFC star Tom Aspinall has admitted that he has no interest in a boxing match while he waits to unify his interim heavyweight title.

Andre Onana is increasingly concerned he could struggle to win back his place at Manchester United if he goes to the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon next year.
Owen Farrell could miss up to a year with England following his decision to step away from the Six Nations to prioritise his and his family's mental well-being.
The Rugby Football Union scaled back psychological support for the England men's team at this year's World Cup in France.
Ben Duckett has said that it was "difficult" watching England's torrid World Cup campaign as he aims to play a major part in "a fresh start" for the one-day international side.
The Football Show team discuss whether Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag might look to replace Andre Onana after more mistakes in their Champions League match against Galatasaray

Arsenal are in negotiations with Takehiro Tomiyasu over a new contract.
MLS has suspended Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini for a total of six games over his abuse of a referee.

Police in Dallas have issued an arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller on charges stemming from a "major disturbance" at a home on Wednesday.

Everton could be at risk of another points deduction this season after it was confirmed that any new breach of the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules should be dealt with by the end of May.
Nick Kyrgios has thanked Andy Murray for helping him to overcome suicidal thoughts after noticing signs of self-harm on the Australian's body.
Ben White has moved closer to becoming the latest Arsenal player to agree a new contract after positive talks with the club.
English football agents have won a landmark case against Fifa over an attempt by the global governing body to cap their commission in transfer deals.

Erik ten Hag has been left "wowed" by Darren Fletcher's 16-year-old son Jack, who trained with the Manchester United first team ahead of their draw with Galatasaray.
Wolves' sporting director has been fined and handed a ban after swearing at referee Anthony Taylor.
Arsenal are in advanced talks with Ben White and are hopeful of agreeing a new deal before Christmas.
Wolves' sporting director has been fined and handed a ban after swearing at referee Anthony Taylor.
Nathan Jones has held talks over a return to management at Rotherham United after almost 10 months out.
Kobbie Mainoo had a debut to remember at Goodison Park, playing an instrumental role in Manchester United's 3-0 win

Steve Bruce has thrown his hat into the ring to become the new Republic of Ireland boss in a blow to his former Manchester United team-mate Roy Keane.
If Juventus' attempts to sign Jadon Sancho are reliant on the Italian club finding funds from elsewhere, the sale of Samuel Iling to Tottenham could set some transfer dominoes in motion.

Manchester United's board may have a new option to replace Erik ten Hag if the Dutchman is deemed surplus to requirements, as Max Allegri is reportedly interested in a move to the Premier League.

He is out in the heat of Saudi Arabia currently - but Jota's exit from the Middle East could hinge on whether Ange Postecoglou's cold feet thaw out.

Ryan Kent had a night to forget in Denmark as Fenerbahce crashed to a humiliating 6-1 defeat to FC Nordsjælland.

Juventus are lining up a move for Manchester City's out-of-favour England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, 27. (Mail)

Newcastle are also weighing up a move for Phillips in the January transfer window. (90 Min)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said he expects 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney to remain at the club past the January transfer window. (Standard)

Frank's claim deals a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea, who have been touted as admirers of Toney. (Mirror)

Newcastle are thinking about recalling Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh, 19, from his loan spell with Feyenoord to help ease their injury problems. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United and Newcastle want to sign Stuttgart's 27-year-old Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy in a £15m move. (Guardian)

Ange Postecoglou says Tottenham may have to go into the transfer market to buy a midfielder in January with several players injured or competing in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). (Sky Sports)

Juventus' 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic has started contract talks with the club, dealing a blow to Manchester United and Arsenal's hopes of signing him. (Gazzetta, in Italian - subscription required)

West Ham are exploring the possibility of a January move for Crystal Palace's 25-year-old French striker Odsonne Edouard, while Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals, 27, could leave the Irons. (Football Transfers)

Liverpool are keen on bringing Nice's 22-year-old France midfielder Khephren Thuram to Anfield. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Meanwhile, the Reds are not pushing to sign 24-year-old Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe next summer. (Florian Plettenberg via X)

Real Madrid are preparing to send Mbappe a final take-it-or-leave-it offer in January in an attempt to sign the Frenchman in 2024. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Tottenham and Brentford will compete to sign PSV's 20-year-old Belgium winger Johan Bakayoko in January. (Football Insider)

An injury to Manchester United's 24-year-old Netherlands full-back Tyrell Malacia means Spain defender Sergio Reguilon, 26, who is on loan from Tottenham, could stay at Old Trafford longer than expected. (Talksport)

Manchester City are close to agreeing a new contract with 20-year-old Norway striker Oscar Bobb. (90 Min)

Barcelona will not pay the 50m euros (£43m) release clause in Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams' new contract, opening the door for the 21-year-old to join other clubs next summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


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Liverpool are reportedly not interested in making a move for Kylian Mbappe next summer.
The champions of Euro 2024 will pocket £24m in prize money if they win every game at the tournament.
Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque is finally set to join Barcelona later this month following his £26m signing from Athletico-PR last summer.
Steve Bruce is eyeing a return to management and has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant Republic of Ireland job.
Furious Leeds United fans want an apology from the BBC for what they claim are damaging and inaccurate scenes in the dramatisation of the Jimmy Savile scandal starring Steve Coogan, which have refuelled victim chanting inside Elland Road.

Chelsea look set for major transfer disappointment after Napoli claimed Victor Osimhen was on the verge of committing his future to them.
Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick is seeking a centre-half in the winter window, with Nottingham Forest's Joe Worrall and Leeds' Charlie Cresswell in his sights.
Barcelona could reportedly release Robert Lewandowski as a free agent thanks to a bizarre clause in his contract.
Chelsea rejected a loan offer for Benoit Badiashile from AC Milan, according to reports.
Arsenal transfer target Dusan Vlahovic has confirmed he wants to stay at Juventus.
Galatasaray are interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, according to reports.
Paris Saint-Germain are set to beat Premier League clubs to the signing of wonderkid Gabriel Moscardo, according to reports.
Arsenal are prepared to sell Thomas Partey in January in a bid to raise transfer funds, according to reports.

Ruben Neves has poured cold water on the possibility of joining Newcastle on loan from Al Hilal in the January transfer window.

English football's independent regulator has made its first appointment, with Martyn Henderson joining as interim chief operating officer in January.
Gary O'Neil hopes the injury Jose Sa sustained in Wolves' 2-1 defeat to Arsenal "shouldn't be serious", insisting he was substituted as a precautionary measure.

Real Madrid want to bring former midfielder Xabi Alonso back to the Bernabeu as coach - and that would deliver a huge blow to the succession plans of both Liverpool and Manchester City.
Lionel Messi admits he deliberately tried to humiliate Robert Lewandowski at the World Cup in Qatar.
Manchester City are tracking the Argentinian teenager who has been dubbed the next Lionel Messi - River Plate sensation Claudio Echeverri.

Kobbie Mainoo had a debut to remember at Goodison Park, playing an instrumental role in Manchester United's 3-0 win
Manchester United wonderkid Kobbie Mainoo is about to double his money at Old Trafford - without a new contract.
Erik ten Hag has been so impressed by 16-year-old Jack Fletcher - son of Manchester United legend and current technical director, Darren Fletcher - that he is planning to fast-track him into the first-team squad.

Tiger Woods and his fellow player directors have written to the rest of the PGA Tour membership to try to calm the fevered speculation of Jon Rahm imminently moving to LIV Golf.
Will Jacks has revealed he found out he had not received a central contract from England via social media.

Michael Ballack has written off Scotland as the easiest start Germany could have hoped for in Group A.
Rangers will be boosted for their do-or-die Europa League trip to face Real Betis with the Spanish club suffering a huge double injury blow.
Livingston shareholders have launched a legal challenge to the takeover of the Premiership club.

Craig Gordon has his eyes set on a personal battle with Manuel Neuer in Scotland's Euro 2024 opener against Germany.
Brendan Rodgers admits he will not have restless nights over David Turnbull's delay in committing his future to Celtic.

Tottenham, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Brighton are set to join Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign Dutch defensive midfielder Kenneth Taylor, 21, from Ajax. (Teamtalk)

Manchester City are tracking Argentine teenager Claudio Echeverri, with the 17-year-old River Plate attacking midfielder labelled by some as the next Lionel Messi. (Mirror)

Barcelona could release Polish striker Robert Lewandowski as a free agent at the end of the 2024-25 season because of a clause in the 35-year-old's contract. (Sport via Sun)

Tottenham are monitoring Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 28, ahead of the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid want to take former midfielder Xabi Alonso back to the Bernabeu as coach from his current role at Bayer Leverkusen. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich could move to sign AC Milan's goalkeeper Mike Maignan, 28, to replace German Manuel Neuer, 37. (Sky Germany - in German)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is likely to pledge his future to the club as they prepare to offer him a new contract amid reported interest from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick is seeking a centre-half in the winter window, with Nottingham Forest's 26-year-old Englishman Joe Worrall and his 21-year-old compatriot Charlie Cresswell from Leeds among the targets. (Sun)

Ronald Araujo appears to have pledged his immediate future to Barcelona despite recent transfer speculation linking the 24-year-old Uruguayan defender with Bayern Munich. (90 Min)


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Erling Haaland faces an FA charge after blasting referee Simon Hooper following Manchester City's six-goal thriller with Tottenham at the Etihad.
Olympiakos' Greek Super League clash with Volos was suspended after police accidentally tear-gassed the players.
Ex-Manchester United shot-stopper Tim Howard believes there's a lack of respect between the Red Devils players and Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United could reportedly sell Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek to Juventus for just £26m.
Bayern Munich are reportedly scouting three potential long-term replacements for Manuel Neuer.
Erling Haaland has carried on his blazing rant from Manchester City's draw with Tottenham on social media.
Mauricio Pochettino was involved in a huge melee with Adam Lallana following Chelsea's win against Brighton.

Reading boss Ruben Selles and head of football operations Mark Bowen have forfeited their wages until staff at the club receive their November pay in full.
Ref's body PGMOL is seeking a new chair in a role which may take some pressure off the shoulders of chief refereeing officer Howard Webb.
Officials at Blackpool have been left seething at the FA over the ludicrously late postponement of their FA Cup tie with Forest Green.
PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was sent off for a bizarre high challenge in their Ligue 1 clash against Le Havre.
Adam Lallana was irked by Chelsea players celebrating in front of him at full-time as Chelsea claimed a valuable 3-2 win against Brighton on Sunday.

A furious Steve McClaren once again had to order Manchester United's players to go and applaud their fans following yet another pathetic performance against Newcastle.
Roy Hodgson says Eberechi Eze will attempt to train next week against the wishes of Crystal Palace's medical staff.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in a deal for Juventus wonderkid Kenan Yildiz.
Manchester United are plotting a January move for OGC Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo despite the Frenchman snubbing interest from the Red Devils in the summer.
Pep Guardiola appeared to take a swipe at Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after he was asked to address the late controversy which marred Manchester City 's enthralling 3-3 draw against Tottenham on Sunday.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea took to social media and posted a cryptic message following yet another defeat for his old side.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted Joel Matip's absence "will not be a short one" after the defender was forced off with a suspected ankle injury against Fulham.

David Warner looks set to be given the fairytale hometown Test send-off he craves, despite fierce criticism from former team-mate Mitchell Johnson for his part in the sandpaper scandal and for having a "tailender's average" in recent years.

French side Nantes have confirmed one of their supporters died before their Ligue 1 match against Nice on Saturday night.
Barcelona sporting director Deco has confirmed that Vitor Roque will join the Spanish club in the January transfer window.

Rory McIlroy believes "elite pros" and equipment makers are to blame for an expected rule change which will reduce how far golf balls travel.
Brendan Rodgers claimed he had never been angrier as a manager after watching Celtic's "soft" first-half performance in a 3-1 Premiership comeback win over St Johnstone.
A supporter from Nantes died on Saturday following a fight that took place before the club's 1-0 win against Nice in the latest outbreak of violence to mar French football this season.
Sky Sports pundits Chris Sutton and Kris Boyd had a heated debate over Celtic's transfer plans in the January window.

Philippe Clement has revealed that he "didn't know" Rangers' new director of football recruitment Nils Koppen, despite working at Genk at the same time.
Plastic pitches could be scrapped from the Premiership before next season begins, according to a report.

Juventus forward Matias Soule, who is currently on loan at Frosinone, is attracting interest from the Premier League with Newcastle United leading the chase for the 20-year-old Argentine. (Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United could sell English midfielder Jadon Sancho, 23, and Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, to Juventus for just £26m. (Sun)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is yet to complete a deal to take over football operations at Manchester United, is already in discussions about the future of the club's on-loan English forward Mason Greenwood, 22. (Caught Offside)

Some Everton players could seek compensation from the club for loss of earnings if they are relegated, following the Toffees' 10-point penalty for financial rule breaches. (Sun)

France centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23, "remains a candidate" for a winter move from Nice to Manchester United. (Sky Sports Germany)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Portugal forward Joao Felix, 24, will return to the club if Barcelona choose not to make his loan stay at the Nou Camp permanent. (Goal)

Manchester United's 18-year-old English midfielder Kobbie Mainoo will double his wages - from £10,000 to £20,000 - should he become a regular in the first team. (Star)

Bayern Munich's Germany forward Thomas Muller, 34, has been linked with a move to Manchester United after being urged by the Bavarian club's former captain Lothar Matthaus to seek game time elsewhere. (Sun)

Muller is likely to extend his contract until 2025 at Bayern Munich, with the German club's sporting director Christoph Freund pushing for the forward to get a new deal. (Sky Sports Germany)

Spain defender Marcos Alonso knows Barcelona will not extend his contract beyond summer 2024 and the 32-year-old could return to the Premier League or move to Saudi Arabia when his deal comes to an end. (Sport - in Spanish)

Nottingham Forest could face a January transfer embargo over late fee payments owed to agents. (Sun)

West Ham are set to apply to have the London Stadium capacity expanded to 68,000 on match days, which would make it the second-largest Premier League ground behind Old Trafford. (Mail