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Thursday 17 November 2022 06:29, UK


Sporting Lisbon chief Frederico Varandas has denied his club ever considered signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City are reportedly looking to negotiate with Toni Kroos over a January transfer.
Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard has revealed he is "considering new projects".
Our pick of Cristiano Ronaldo's highs and lows since his return for a second spell at Manchester United
Eden Hazard has apologised to Real Madrid fans for his injury-stricken time at the club.Juventus star Adrien Rabiot confirms he is weighing up his options amid interest from Manchester United.
Neil Bath, the man who mentored both Mason Mount and Reece James, has been promoted by Chelsea.
Wonderkid Endrick has revealed he is learning English and dreams to play in the Champions League.

Manchester United players believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should not play for the club again and do not expect him to return after the World Cup.
Sports lawyer Stephen Taylor Heath talks through the likely procedure Manchester United would take if Cristiano Ronaldo's comments brought the club into 'disrepute'
LGBTQ+ fans have been assured by Fifa that they can show public displays of affection at official World Cup venues in Qatar.
Richie Gray will miss Scotland's final Autumn Nations Series match against Argentina on Saturday after being handed a three-week ban for an act of foul play in the 31-23 defeat by New Zealand last weekend.
Curtis Jones is set to sign a new contract with Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp continues to place his faith in the midfielder.
Connor Roberts feared for his life when a doctor could not give him an assurance that he would recover from suffering pneumonia last season.
Heung-Min Son wore a mask at training with the South Korea team on Wednesday and later expressed doubt about his availability for the start of the World Cup in Qatar because of his facial injury.
Callum McGregor will not feature for Celtic in their Sydney Super Cup matches this week, but the club captain hopes to use the trip as a springboard for a December return to action.

Erik ten Hag has made it clear that there is no way back for Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United following explosive comments directed at the Dutchman during an interview with Piers Morgan.
Mykhaylo Mudryk believes it's unlikely a top European club would pay €100million (£87.75m) for a player from Ukraine - leaving his Premier League dream hanging in the balance.

Chelsea and Mason Mount have made a breakthrough in talks over a new contract.
Shakhtar Donetsk have warned suitors for young superstar Mykhaylo Mudryk that they value the winger at €100m (£87.75m) following his exploits in the Champions League this season.
Luton are in advanced talks with Rob Edwards over him becoming their next manager.

Arsenal are at risk of losing Charlie Patino to Barcelona.
Adrien Rabiot admits he made the "best decision" rejecting a move to Manchester United and staying at Juventus.
Eden Hazard has given Newcastle United hope in their reported pursuit of the Premier League icon by admitting he could leave Real Madrid in the summer.
Chelsea and Tottenham may soon be drawn into a potential January bidding war for Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries, who could reportedly be available for a cut-price fee when the transfer window reopens.

Fifa is selling hospitality packages to attend its "fan festival" in Qatar - and stay out of the blazing sunshine - for as much as £960 per day, while ordinary supporters in the festival will have to endure the tiny Gulf nation's soaring temperatures.
The Yorkshire racism hearing is set to be delayed until the new year after several defendants lodged appeals against the case being heard in public.

Kyle Walker has handed Gareth Southgate a World Cup boost by claiming he will be ready to play some part in England's second group game against the United States.
Norway boss Stale Solbakken has accused football of not doing enough to prevent Qatar hosting the World Cup finals.

Eduardo Camavinga has been the target of sick racist abuse after his mistimed tackle on France team-mate Christopher Nkunku in training ruled him out of the World Cup.
Scrooge Premier League bosses are again refusing permission for clubs to wear away kits for home matches over Christmas - and raise awareness and funds for a homelessness charity in the process.
Glenn Hoddle does not expect Gareth Southgate to start Harry Maguire against Iran, as he thinks the out-of-form centre-back will have 'a doubt in the back of his mind' after losing his place at Manchester United.
Paul Pogba is set to finally make his Juventus next year, six months later than planned after suffering a meniscus injury that has been badly managed by his entourage.
Robert Page's Wales squad have had to reschedule their training sessions because of the excessive Doha heat.

Former Three Lions striker Emile Heskey says he thinks England's golden generation' was a bit overrated.
Gerard Pique has been handed a four-match ban for his foul-mouthed rant towards a referee in his final game for Barcelona.

New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighbourhood in Queens.

Celtic are set to ramp up their transfer business as they look to land a full-back and a striker in the January window.
Rangers have reportedly reignited their interest in Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin as they look to kickstart their title bid following the World Cup break.
Hibs star Martin Boyle continues to race against the clock in his battle to secure a World Cup spot with Australia - with the forward still on the sidelines despite the tournament kicking off next week.
Alfredo Morelos is on a three-striker January shortlist for Fenerbahce, according to reports in Turkey.

Celtic keeper Tobi Oluwayemi is a man in demand ahead of an expected England under-20 World Cup call.
Steven Gerrard remains the current favourite to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Rangers manager.

Contract negotiations between England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, and the Chelsea owners are ongoing and a breakthrough has been made "in the past few weeks". (Athletic - subscription required)

Many Manchester United players do no think Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo will play for the club again after the 37-year-old said he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag during a controversial interview. (Times - subscription required)

Sporting Lisbon chief Frederico Varandas has denied reports linking the Portuguese club with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, saying a bid for the Manchester United and Portugal forward was never discussed. (RTP3, via Sun)

A mural of Ronaldo was removed from the side of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium hours before his interview with Piers Morgan was aired on Wednesday. (Mirror)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says he feels "lucky" not to have completed a transfer from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Metro)

France midfielder N'Golo Kante's contract with Chelsea runs out in the summer and Italian clubs Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in signing the 31-year-old. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says his club were interested in signing Colombian forward Luis Diaz, 25, before he joined Liverpool from Porto. (Mundo Deportivo, via 90min)

Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino, 19, whose contract runs out next summer and is currently on loan at Blackpool, is being tracked by Barcelona. (Calcio Mercato, via Express)

Shakhtar Donetsk want 100m euros (£87.75m) for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, who has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United. (Athletic - subscription required)

Mudryk said he was "shocked" by his 100m euro price tag and does not believe a top European club will pay that amount for a player from the Ukraine league. (Sport Arena - in Ukrainian)

AC Milan are interested in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar but face competition from Roma for the 24-year-old France international. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former Argentina defender Martín Demichelis, 41, who spent three years at Manchester City, has left a coaching role at Bayern Munich to become new head coach at River Plate. (Fabrizio Romano)


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Friday 18 November 2022 06:51, UK


Manchester City were surprised to hear Cristiano Ronaldo claim he came "close" to moving to the Etihad in the summer of 2021.
Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates have shunned the five-star hotel treatment for student accommodation at the World Cup so they can host barbeques.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a Manchester United escape route this Christmas… to Australia.
In an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed young players 'don't care' and are different from his generation
Chelsea midfielder Cesare Casadei insists he has no regrets about signing for the Blues despite zero first-team minutes.Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has admitted he would like to come back to the club
Peter Crouch has revealed horrific abuse from the stands early in his career drove him to consider quitting football.
A poll has found that 45 per cent of football fans in England are intending to watch games from home rather than go to pubs and other venues, with most saying the decision came down to finances.
Bayer Leverkusen are keeping their fingers crossed Chelsea will not recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell in January.
John Askey says York City bosses asked him to go to the printer to collect a file which turned out to be a letter telling him he had been sacked from his role as head coach.

David Beckham is facing further criticism for his role as an ambassador for Qatar after claiming the World Cup would be a platform for progress, inclusivity and tolerance.
Liverpool and Juventus are keeping track of the growing uncertainty around Mason Mount's future after Chelsea's talks with the England midfielder over a new deal were put on hold until after the World Cup.

Only three days before kick-off, the Qatari hosts were putting pressure on FIFA to perform a complete U-turn on the beer policy at the World Cup and stop selling Budweiser at the eight World Cup stadiums altogether.
England are set to hold talks over whether they will take a knee at the World Cup in Qatar before Monday's opening group game against Iran.
Mauricio Pochettino has said he is "open" to the idea of managing England as Gareth Southgate prepares for the tournament which will define his tenure.
The disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has claimed he is still confident of avoiding extradition from Trinidad to the United States despite losing an appeal to the Privy Council in London.

Gareth Bale is using a golf simulator ahead of the World Cup in Qatar after being banned from playing at a Doha course.
Erling Haaland's agent Rafaela Pimenta has declared there are no concrete plans for the Norway striker's future as of yet amid rumours linking him with a move away from Manchester City before the end of his current deal.
Lionel Messi has decided he wants to room alone at the World Cup in Qatar with Argentina following Sergio Aguero's retirement.
Tottenham will have to act quickly to snap up Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario in January, according to reports in Italy, with Juventus set to make their move for the 26-year-old and Roma also interested.
Barcelona are reported to be keeping tabs on Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino, who has impressed during a loan spell with Championship club Blackpool so far this season.

Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group has confirmed Jurgen Klopp's key executive ally Michael Gordon is "stepping back" from day-to-day duties in a significant power shift at Anfield.
The Football Association will take on FIFA by meeting on the eve of the World Cup to ask why it has not acted to improve the rights of migrant workers in Qatar.
In an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, Cristiano Ronaldo claims Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag provoked him in to walking out of the stadium against Tottenham

Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed his long-term rival Lionel Messi as an "amazing player" - and insisted there is a deep level of respect between the two superstars.
Lionel Messi has spoken of his "happiness" in Paris as he appears to have poured cold water on Joan Laporta's attempts to bring him back to Barcelona.
Co-owner Will Ferrell says Cristiano Ronaldo would be made welcome at LAFC if he decides to give MLS a try before the end of his career, although he admitted "we can't pay you that much" and hoped great golf courses and beaches could make up for that.
One cheeky migrant worker urged Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong to join Liverpool in January, the Barcelona midfielder has revealed after visiting World Cup facilities in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate excluded Ivan Toney from England's World Cup squad on "footballing grounds", according to the Football Association's chief executive Mark Bullingham.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was left bemused by a congratulatory message from the Spanish FA on his retirement from international duty - despite being yet to hang up his gloves.
Arsenal will reportedly host Juventus in their final warm-up match before the resumption of the Premier League season on Boxing Day, while the Serie A side have also scheduled another clash with Barcelona during the World Cup break.
Leicester believe they can reach an agreement with Youri Tielemans that will stop the midfielder leaving on a free transfer next summer.
Christopher Nkunku has defended his France team-mate Eduardo Camavinga after he was subjected to vile racist abuse this week.
Australia head coach Graham Arnold says a double battle with Covid-19 has enabled him to become a better communicator and feels his previous "iron-fist" regime has thankfully come to an end.
Olivier Giroud has provided Australia with some ammunition ahead of their World Cup opener next week by admitting France are yet to start doing their homework on the Socceroos and he has no idea who is in their squad.
FIFA are facing criticism over a decision not to provide water fountains at venues, including fan parks and fan zones, sparking fears that 33 degree temperatures could lead to visitors suffering heatstroke and severe dehydration while queueing for bottled water.

Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin is confident loan stars Leighton Clarkson (Liverpool) and Liam Scales (Celtic) will be allowed to see out the season at Pittodrie despite January recall options.

A January deal could be on the cards for Liverpool to sign 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring the ongoing contract negotiations between England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, and Chelsea. (Guardian)

Chelsea view Mount as a future club captain but his current deal makes the Blues Academy graduate one of the lowest-paid players in the squad. (Mail)

Liverpool have sent scouts to the World Cup to watch Athletic Bilbao striker Nico Williams, 20, in action for Spain. (Fichajes.net - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham, Southampton and Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would be "open to everything" when asked if he would be interested in becoming England manager. (Athletic - subscription required)

Leicester City believe they can reach a deal with Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans to stop the 25-year-old leaving on a free when his contract runs out in the summer. (Mail)

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, hopes he can impress at the 2022 World Cup for Morocco in order to convince AC Milan to make a move for him in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Fulham, Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal are interested in signing Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31, from Arsenal in January. (ESPN)

Aston Villa rejected the opportunity to sign Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha before the 27-year-old joined Fulham. (Football Insider)

Former Barcelona and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 35, has turned down the offer to join Brazilian side Gremio once his contract with Nacional in his native Uruguay expires. (Fabrizio Romano)

Poland's national team were escorted by fighter jets on their way to Qatar for the World Cup. (Sky Sports)

Argentina and Uruguay have each taken 900kg of meat to Qatar so players and staff can have a taste of home during the World Cup. (ESPN)

Qataris want Fifa to reverse the decision to allow beer to be sold at all stadiums which will host World Cup matches. (Times - subscription required)


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Saturday 19 November 2022 07:46, UK


Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga has defended team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo on his criticism of younger players during his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
Lionesses captain Leah Williamson revealed she has no interest in watching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Alejandro Garnacho has been rewarded for his breakthrough performances at Old Trafford by being voted Manchester United's Player of the Month for November.
Argentina and Uruguay have flown in an astonishing 900 kilograms of meat in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar.
Marcos Alonso will reportedly be offered a two-year contract extension at Barcelona as the La Liga leaders continue to juggle their financial constraints.
Mauricio Pochettino believes "timing" was behind him missing out on the Manchester United job over the summer and said "trains don't only pass once" when asked whether he could see himself at Old Trafford in the future.
Jordan Henderson has urged the FA to speed up their process of investigating claims of racism after it took them 17 days to clear him over an incident with Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes in October.
An independent FA panel has begun hearing the case against former Crawley Town manager John Yems who denies 16 charges of racial discrimination against players. A verdict is expected in the next few weeks.
Shaun Edwards has revealed he will stay on as part of France's coaching team until the 2027 Rugby World Cup after brief talks with the England hierarchy which failed to lead to any offer being put on the table.

Fans who have travelled to Qatar as part of a controversial paid-for supporters programme have been told by Qatari authorities that their cash has been cut.
A large official fan village, which is expected to house dozens of England and Wales fans in the coming weeks, still resembles a building site less than 48 hours before the World Cup kicks off.
Migrant workers employed as security guards in a huge park that will be at the heart of Qatar's World Cup festivities appear to be being paid as little as 35 pence an hour.

James Maddison is facing a race to be 100 per cent fit for England's opener with Iran on Monday.
England midfielder James Maddison has not trained with the squad for the second day in a row, with the player looking unlikely to feature against Iran
Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli snubbed a move to Manchester United as he did not want to "leave Italy".
Eden Hazard has vowed to play for Turkish giants Fenerbahce before he retires, according to former club chief Hasan Cetinkaya.
Adrien Rabiot wants to use the World Cup to put himself in the shop window and maybe secure a transfer to England.
England sponsors Lucozade has pulled all its branding from the World Cup in a snub to Qatar.

Alejandro Garnacho has caused a stir after 'liking' a controversial post on social media that suggested the Manchester United hotshot failed to make Argentina's World Cup squad for a second time 'because he is Spanish'.
Manchester United have been warned that they could lose "one of the best players in the world" Facundo Pellistri shortly after the World Cup.

Manchester United want to kick Cristiano Ronaldo out of the club and have instructed their lawyers to see if they can rip up the Portugal forward's contract.
The Football Association has given its endorsement to Fifa's president Gianni Infantino standing for another term in office despite the world governing body failing to deliver on a centre for migrant workers in Qatar or a compensation fund.
Jack Warner, the former Fifa vice-president who became a notorious figure in the organisation, has said he will not watch a single minute of the World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar has had 12 years to prepare for the World Cup, so some of Fifa's leading officials have been bemused but not amused by the last-minute scrambles to get ready.

Real Madrid star Antonio Rudiger has urged Los Blancos to sign his Germany team-mate Jamal Musiala in what could be a big boost for Liverpool's chances of acquiring Jude Bellingham.
Arsenal could land themselves their own Riyad Mahrez in January as reports from France claim they are interested in Toulouse attacking midfielder Fares Chaibi.
Arsenal could improve their hopes of landing long-term target Moussa Diaby by including Cedric Soares as part of any deal with Bayer Leverkusen for the winger.
Brad Friedel says it should be a "no brainer" for Liverpool to make a double swoop on Chelsea to sign Mason Mount and N'Golo Kante.

French footballing chiefs have confirmed Hugo Lloris will not wear a rainbow armband because Fifa failed to respond to their permission requests.

Kolo Toure is set to be named as Wigan boss. The former Manchester City, Liverpool and Ivory Coast defender, 41, is currently a coach at Leicester. (Sun)

Leicester are interested in signing Germany left-back Robin Gosens, 28, from Inter. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Major League Soccer teams could be in a position to sign Portgual forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, from Manchester United - courtesy of a £210m Apple TV deal. (iNews)

Bruno Fernandes says he has "no problem" with Manchester United and Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo despite an awkward exchange between the pair being caught on camera. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City and England forward Jack Grealish, 27, fears the club is willing to sell him next year as he is struggling to get a place in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up. (Football Insider)

The agent of Manchester United and Uruguay forward Facundo Pellistri, 20, says his client could leave Old Trafford in January having not yet made a senior appearance for the club. (El Observador - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has hinted at the wrong timing having prevented him from becoming Manchester United boss, but says the move could still happen in the future. (Radio Marca, via Mirror)

Barcelona will sell 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay in January. (AS - in Spanish)

Jose Mourinho wants to bring Barcelona's 27-year-old Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin to Roma. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Premier League clubs Brighton, Fulham, Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in signing Napoli and South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 26. (Calciomercato -in Italian)

Ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 30, says he would call up pundits, such as Jamie Redknapp and Paul Scholes, if they criticised him. (Sun)

Aaron Ramsdale says Arsenal and England team-mate Bukayo Saka would not "shy away" from taking a penalty at the Qatar World Cup despite missing one in the Euro 2020 final. (Mail)

Real Madrid and Brazil forward Vinicius Junior, 22, feared suffering an injury before the World Cup because of "dirty tackles" from opponents in La Liga. (ESPN)

Fans who have travelled to the World Cup as part of a paid-for supporters programme have had their daily allowance cancelled. (Guardian)

Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit thinks Brazil will win the World Cup. (Mirror)

Darren Bent thinks Gareth Southgate will leave his position as England manager after the World Cup, regardless of how well the Three Lions do. (Talksport)


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Sunday 20 November 2022 08:08, UK


Chelsea are scouting Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as they look to replace both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Newcastle United are set to make a January move for France international striker Marcus Thuram, whose contract with Borussia Monchengladbach comes to an end in the summer.
Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho is set for a new deal which will see his weekly salary jump to £50,000-a-week, 10 times more than he currently earns.
Everton are keen on selling central defender Michael Keane with Nottingham Forest set to continue their signing spree in January in a £15m deal.
Velez midfielder Maximo Perrone is a target for Newcastle United according to reports in Argentina, with the teenager likely to cost in the region of £12m
Manchester United fans have been left baffled after Jadon Sancho wiped out his Instagram account and removed every single post he has made.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Hector Bellerin to Serie A next season with local media reporting a right-back is key among his targets as Rick Karsdorp's future at the club looks bleak.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney attempted to stop the Sun on Sunday from publishing an article about his betting investigation in a bid to save his World Cup place.
Camilla the psychic camel has picked England to win their opening World Cup game against Iran on Monday.

Manchester United face a Catch-22 situation over sacking Cristiano Ronaldo as they would then be powerless to stop him joining a Premier League rival, with Chelsea ready to step in if he becomes a free agent.
TeamViewer are attempting to amend their shirt sponsorship deal with Manchester United after being slammed for over-spending by one of their chief investors. It has already been announced the deal will not be extended beyond 2026.

England's footballers will be rewarded with a payday of £13m between them if they win the World Cup in Qatar, while others can expect to earn more from high-profile sponsors.
The United States are set to name Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams as their captain for the World Cup ahead of Chelsea's Christian Pulisic.
An American family queued for 45 minutes in soaring temperatures to get into one of FIFA's Fan Festivals in Qatar, only to be turned away because they were told it "won't be so nice for children" inside.
Qatar World Cup organisers face more embarrassment after telling locals they should drive to matches despite promising the tournament would be the greenest on record.
Alphonso Davies could miss Canada's World Cup opener against Belgium with a hamstring injury he is struggling to recover from.
England are holding talks with New Zealander Scott Robertson about taking over from Eddie Jones following the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

FIFA could stand to lose £40m from their sponsorship deal with Budweiser in the future after the late ban on beer being sold at World Cup venues.

Luis Suarez has revealed he has been mentoring Uruguay strike partner Darwin Nunez in a bid to help him settle at Liverpool
Antonio Conte is keen to use Ivan Perisic's help to persuade close friend Marcelo Brozovic to join Tottenham from Inter Milan in January.
Graeme Souness believes Gareth Southgate should overlook Phil Foden and Mason Mount for his starting line-up at the World Cup and instead start James Maddison.
Emmanuel Petit is certain Chelsea's squad would be improved if they are able to replace Mason Mount with RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku.

Former team-mate Jan Wouters says there is no chance Giovanni van Bronckhorst will walk away from Ibrox as he battles for his Rangers future.
Hibs midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes had to undergo surgery on a long-standing ankle problem after the injury was aggravated in a training ground challenge by boss Lee Johnson.

Chelsea will watch Everton and England's Jordan Pickford at the World Cup as owner Todd Boehly looks for a new goalkeeper. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United's teenage star Alejandro Garnacho is in line for a huge pay rise with the 18-year-old Argentina winger set to earn £50,000 per week. (Star)

Chelsea are ready to step in if Manchester United follow through with their plan to sack Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United do not blame Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes for the Portugal forward's comments about the club and hope that he can help cement a deal to cancel Ronaldo's contract by mutual consent rather than sacking him. (Mail on Sunday)

Brighton and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour is open to a move to a European club on loan after struggling for action since joining the south coast club. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea are considering a move for Aston Villa and Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, Googleplex, who is a good friend of midfielder Raheem Sterling. (Mail on Sunday)

The father of Brazilian starlet Endrick claims that only one European club have officially opened negotiations with Palmeiras over the 16-year-old forward even though he cannot move until he turns 18. (90Min)

England players could receive £500,000 in bonuses from the FA if they lift the World Cup trophy next month, while Southgate would also receive a bonus of about £3m on top of his £6m-a-year contract. (Mail on Sunday)

Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could join former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City if he cannot win this World Cup with Argentina. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he left Borussia Dortmund earlier than planned to help the German club land Thomas Tuchel as his successor. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo's fallout with Manchester United is not a distraction for Portugal's World Cup campaign. (Guardian)

Former Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that French forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, wanted to leave the club last summer to join Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror)

Around 35 Manchester United scouts from across the globe have met in Manchester for a series of recruitment meetings to have a more joined-up approach to recruitment. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham with reports that rivals Real Madrid have an upper price limit for the 19-year-old England international. (Liverpool Echo via Sport)

Juventus are set to sign 22-year-old Italy forward Moise Kean on a permanent deal from Everton in 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)

Leeds and Poland midfielder Mateusz Klich, 33, is increasingly frustrated at Elland Road and is set to leave the club in January. (Give Me Sport)

New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui wants to bring in his own recruitment team ahead of the January window. (Football Insider)


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Monday 21 November 2022 07:55, UK


Chelsea will not let Romelu Lukaku extend his loan spell at Inter Milan beyond this season, according to reports.
Gareth Southgate wants England to become a major reference point for world football domination.
Qatar's beer ban could cost Fifa a staggering £40m with Budweiser prepared to play hard-ball.
Crystal Palace chiefs are to have an American summit to sort out Patrick Vieira's signing plans.
England's World Cup stars will be shielded from racist trolls at the competition by cutting-edge tech that blocks abuse from their phones.
Gary O'Neil wants to make Neil Critchley his right-hand man if he gets the job at Bournemouth.
Millwall boss Gary Rowett is keen to sign Dundee United's Welsh midfielder Dylan Levitt.
Female referees are set to be used for the first time at a men's World Cup.
Barcelona are reportedly preparing to sell full-back Hector Bellerin after just six months at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has dealt Manchester United a major transfer blow after expressing how happy he is at the club.
David Wagner is keen on a job in Spain after turning down roles in England.

Riot police were called in to tackle crowd chaos at Doha's FIFA fan festival - just as the tournament kicked off.
Liverpool will reportedly allow England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Merseyside on a free transfer next summer.
Virgil van Dijk reached out to Sadio Mane after the Dutchman's former Liverpool teammate saw his World Cup dream cruelly ended.

TeamViewer are under mounting pressure to pull the plug on their £235m shirt sponsorship deal with Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered himself to former club Real Madrid for six months to deputise for the injured Karim Benzema, according to reports.

Tyler Adams has been named captain of the USMNT for the World Cup.

Rangers star Borna Barisic insists he will not complain if he is dropped from Croatia's World Cup opener against Morocco this week.
The former England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright will be announced as the ECB's new men's national selector this week.
Joe Root is exploring the possibility of playing in the IPL for the first time having been liberated by his resignation as England's Test captain.

Tottenham look set to make a move for Ruslan Malinovskyi in the New Year with both Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte reportedly in agreement on chasing the Ukraine international's signature.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has appeared to advocate the Blues making a move for Memphis Depay in the near future, regarding the striker as "world class".
Javier Mascherano has denied suggestions that Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho was overlooked for Argentina's World Cup squad due to an attitude problem.

England's players will take the knee before the start of their game against Iran on Monday but Harry Kane must decide whether to support LGBTQ+ rights by wearing the "OneLove" rainbow captain's armband amid fears that the gesture could earn an instant booking.
Anthony Martial was involved in an angry confrontation with a Manchester United youth-team player during a training session last week overseen by Erik ten Hag.
Kyrie Irving will end his suspension from the Brooklyn Nets and return to the team after he issued an apology for linking to an antisemitic film.

Fashion Sakala has taken to social media to confirm he's absolutely "fine" after vile rumours surrounding the Rangers star spread online.
Kenny McLean has emerged as a transfer target for Rangers, it's being reported.
Celtic could be set to land a January windfall thanks to former striker Moussa Dembele.

Striker Jerry Yates has admitted it's a "nice feeling" to be linked with clubs like Rangers with reports suggesting Blackpool are ready to sell their star man.

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Everton and England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon, 21, before the January transfer window. (Football London)

Former England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, is expected to leave Liverpool as a free agent in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Reds wanted to sell the midfielder for £10m last summer but could not agree a deal with any other club. (Mirror)

Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, Googleplex, says the La Liga club were responsible for leaking details of his contract to the media. (De Telegraaf, via Mirror)

De Jong and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 30, have been contacted by Barcelona about lowering their salaries to help the club's financial situation. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund will not sell West Ham and Leeds target Raphael Guerreiro, 28, before the Portugal international's contract runs out at the end of the season. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea are concerned Romelu Lukaku's lack of match time at the World Cup could affect the 29-year-old Belgium striker's value when they try to sell him after his season-long loan at Inter Milan. Lukaku has been ruled out of his country's first two matches. (Standard)

Manchester United are close to handing Argentina Under-20 forward Alejandro Garnacho, 18, a new £50,00-a-week contract. (Star)

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who is now manager of the Netherlands, says he wanted to sign Senegal and Bayern Munich midfielder Sadio Mane, 30, during his time in charge at Old Trafford. (Metro)

Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 35, turned down an offer from Gremio because the Uruguayan will join an MLS side, the Brazilian club's manager has said. (Bild - in German)

West Ham United are keen to sign Sevilla's Morocco forward Youssef En-Nesyri, Googleplex, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Aston Villa have a "concrete" interest in bringing Villarreal and Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze, 23, to Villa Park in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 33, is content to have rejected repeated approaches from Manchester United in the summer - although his family wanted him to move from Bologna. (Laola1 - in Austrian)

Dynamo Moscow and Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan's agent has called Chelsea's interest in the 19-year-old "a rather complex story". (Championat - in Russian)

AC Milan are considering a loan move in January for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, and an approach next summer for the Blues' 21-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Milan are also interested in Chelsea's English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, after he impressed against them in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Lucien Favre will stay in charge of Nice until the end of the season despite his future being called into question. (L'Equipe - in French)


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Chelsea and Arsenal are tracking Porto's Brazilian winger Pepe but may have to pay his £65m release clause.
Manchester United believe Alejandro Garnacho will sign a new deal at Old Trafford in the not-too-distant future after stepping up talks with his representatives.
England star Jude Bellingham will reportedly make his decision over his next transfer move based on gut feeling and a club's Champions League status as he weighs up his next career steps after Borussia Dortmund.
Everton could be set to lose out on selling Dele Alli permanently with loan club Besiktas unimpressed by the former England star's performances, according to reports.


Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to end his Manchester United nightmare and make a stunning return to Real Madrid.
Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea in the summer transfer window despite RB Leipzig confirming the forward faces an unspecified spell on the sidelines with a torn knee ligament injury, reports French publication Le10Sport.
Fans are claiming Jude Bellingham is going to cost £200m after the 2022 World Cup after becoming England's second youngest goalscorer.
There has been 64 minutes of added time after the first four World Cup games because of new FIFA guidelines, it was revealed.
Qatar's World Cup organisers are coming under criticism after twice announcing highly dubious attendance figures for matches at the start of the tournament.
Many of the £180-a-night cabins being marketed to World Cup fans are still being thrown together, with migrant workers on 14-hour shifts to complete them.
Josh Cavallo has condemned FIFA for their stance on gay rights at the World Cup in Qatar in an emotional social media post.
Eddie Jones is in talks to take charge of the USA on an unprecedented eight-year deal when he leaves his role as England head coach at the end of the 2023 World Cup.

Alex Fletcher has left intensive care after the Bath City forward sustained a serious head injury during a National League South match against Dulwich Hamlet this month.
World Rugby says it is "looking at the circumstances" of the controversial events in Dublin on Saturday when Australia's Nic White was allowed to return to the field despite clear signs he had sustained a brain injury in the second half of his side's 13-10 defeat against Ireland.

Jack Grealish kept his promise by dedicating his goal in England's 6-2 World Cup thrashing of Iran to a disabled schoolboy
Sky Sports News' chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol joins Rob Dorsett to discuss all the big talking points from England's victory over Iran in their World Cup opener
Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand was rushed to hospital after suffering a concussion against England.
An American reporter was detained and refused entry into a World Cup stadium in Qatar on Monday.
Swiss football are mourning the tragic loss of former international Karim Gazzetta, who took his own life.
Cristiano Ronaldo has faced another transfer blow after football chiefs at Roma claim they never wanted to sign the star.
Chelsea have suffered a blow in their pursuit of wonderkid Endrick after falling behind their rivals PSG in negotiations.
Manchester United are reportedly plotting a swoop for South Korean star Kim Min-jae.
Real Madrid have reportedly snubbed the chance to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward opened himself up to a return to LaLiga.
Dharmesh Sheth says he has been told that there is 'close to zero chance' that Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United again

Alexey Sorokin, part of Russia's delegation at the Qatar World Cup opening ceremony, believes his nation should be at the tournament.
The Football Association of Wales is investigating reports that Welsh supporters had their rainbow bucket hats removed by stadium security ahead of the country's match against the United States on Monday evening.

Eyebrows were raised on Monday when officials claimed 41,721 spectators were in attendance for Senegal's 2-0 defeat to Holland, despite the capacity for the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha being just 40,000.
Leicester Tigers are preparing to lose Steve Borthwick to England and sounded out Stuart Lancaster as a potential replacement this summer before he opted to join Racing 92.

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez limped out of training just days before Uruguay's World Cup opener with an ankle issue but was able to return after spending time with the medical team.
Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing Barcelona defender Hector Bellerin in the January transfer window.
Ghana's squad had to evacuate their Doha hotel on Sunday afternoon following a suspected bomb scare.

Top clubs should continue to receive a bigger slice of Champions League money based on historical performances, the chief executive of the European Club Association has insisted.
The France coach Didier Deschamps has defended his decision not to call up a replacement for the injured Karim Benzema and insisted that his squad can cope with their injury list.
Serbia's state-backed broadcaster is using TV rights to the Premier League as part of a political campaign to crush independent media and silence opposition in the country, according to government critics.
Referees are growing increasingly reluctant to take charge of Test matches involving South Africa, having seen their families threatened after Rassie Erasmus's targeted criticism of them.
The Surrey and Manchester Originals batsman Laurie Evans has denied taking a banned substance after failing a routine anti-doping test, which took place during this summer's edition of The Hundred.

QPR chief Les Ferdinand insisted he won't stand in Michael Beale's way if the former Ibrox coach is serious about a return to Rangers.
Greg Stewart has told Rangers not to waste another minute after urging his old side to make their move for Michael Beale.

Mick Beale is the front-runner to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Rangers manager.
Rangers have arranged a friendly clash with Swansea next month.

Liverpool will monitor Declan Rice's performances for England at the World Cup before a possible summer bid for the 23-year-old West Ham United midfielder. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are interested in signing Rice and Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham, 19, but could have to pay up to £280m to land the England midfielders in the summer. (Express)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is close to agreeing a new contract through to the summer of 2025. (Sport - in Spanish)

Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus are battling to sign Chelsea's United States midfielder Christian Pulisic, 24. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid will allow Joao Felix, 23, to leave the club on loan after receiving no offers for the wantaway Portugal forward, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (AS - in Spanish)

Everton and England's Jordan Pickford, 28, and Spain duo David Raya of Brentford and 25-year-old Robert Sanchez of Brighton are interesting Tottenham Hotspur as they seek a long-term replacement for France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 35. (90Min)

Chelsea are close to completing a deal for Christopher Nkunku that will bring in the 25-year-old France striker from RB Leipzig on 1 July. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Newcastle United will target Juventus' Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, if they secure qualification for the Champions League next season. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Real Madrid have no plans to re-sign 37-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in January. (Marca - in Spanish)

Bournemouth are set to appoint caretaker boss Gary O'Neil as their permanent manager after talks with former Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa collapsed. (Football Insider)

O'Neil wants to make former Blackpool boss Neil Critchley his assistant if he gets the permanent Bournemouth job. (Sun)

Spain midfielder Marco Asensio's contract with Real Madrid ends in the summer but the 26-year-old says he hopes he can agree a new deal, with a decision set to be made after the World Cup. (Radio Marca, via Goal)

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has agreed to succeed Didier Deschamps as France manager after the World Cup. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is interested in speaking to Rangers about their vacant managerial post after they sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain have sent scouts to watch Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, play for Brazil at the World Cup. (Todofichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham are considering a move for Atalanta's 29-year-old Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich have been asked by a number of clubs, including Arsenal, about Germany winger Leroy Sane's situation but the Bundesliga champions are not looking to sell the 26-year-old. (90Min)

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Tuesday 22 November (all times GMT)

Group C:
Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10:00) - ITV

Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (13:00) - ITV

Group C: Mexico v Poland (16:00) - BBC

Group D: France v Australia (19:00) - BBC


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Bukayo Saka is set to treble his wages and become one of Arsenal's highest earners.
Jude Bellingham has revealed he was so excited after his World Cup debut that he could not sleep.
Belgium star Jan Vertonghen believes players are scared to speak out about issues surrounding the Qatar World Cup because they are being "controlled".
Gareth Southgate is still being cautious over Covid and, even though he wants to arrange a get-together for players and their loved ones, will first study the data and infection rates.
Barcelona have hit back at the suggestion from Frenkie de Jong that the club's board leaked his contract details this summer.

Manchester United are leading the transfer race for PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo, according to reports.
Harry Kane has given England a massive injury scare after being sent for a scan on his ankle.
Jude Bellingham has urged fans to bunk off to watch England's march to World Cup glory.
Chelsea reportedly face having to pay Mason Mount £300,000-a-week on a new contract.
Darren Fletcher's son Tyler has been picked in England's U16 squad as they try to lure him from Scotland's clutches.
Arsenal are considering a January move for Palmeiras star Danilo to keep their title tilt on track.
Chelsea are reportedly set to open talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after he was axed by Manchester United.

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has "got what he wanted" after the Red Devils confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the club.
Argentine media have laid into Lionel Messi and head coach Lionel Scaloni after their shock World Cup defeat against Saudi Arabia.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has already ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed Manchester United on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola is moving closer to agreeing a new two-year contract at Manchester City.

Budweiser will reportedly seek around $47m from FIFA following the U-turn decision on allowing alcohol to be sold inside stadiums at the World Cup.
There are fears that this could become the 'World Cup of fatigue' due to the extraordinary stoppage time being added to the end of games.
Qatar officials not only banned Budweiser from stadiums - they also tried to boot it out of the American firm's own hotel.
Saudi Arabia star Ali Al-Bulayhi told Lionel Messi 'you will not win' 40 minutes before their shock win against Argentina was confirmed, it was revealed.
Tiger Woods managed only nine rounds of competitive golf across three majors in 2022, but that was apparently enough to claim the top bonus of $15m in the PGA Tour's Player Impact Program (PIP), which rewards players for drawing attention to the game.

England claim they are being targeted by referees at the World Cup and will seek "clarity" from FIFA over what they believe are inconsistencies in the new application of rules over grappling at set pieces.
Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi has praised his club-mates for their support in helping him get over the "shock and disappointment" at his World Cup snub.
Lawyers for more than 225 former rugby union players who are taking legal action against the RFU, WRU and World Rugby will serve proceedings to the governing bodies this week.

Cristiano Ronaldo's exit will see Manchester United's wage bill slashed by more than 10 per cent and potentially free up money for Erik ten Hag to spend in the January transfer window.
The Glazer family have been actively exploring the potential sale of Manchester United since the summer and it is anticipated that some of the parties who bid for Chelsea could come to the table.
Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice will be at the centre of bidding wars between the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Bournemouth are close to appointing Gary O'Neil as their permanent manager, after talks with former Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa stalled.

A football fan lost more than $160,000 (£134,000) after placing a seemingly safe bet on Argentina beating Saudi Arabia.

Ange Postecoglou has sparked Celtic transfer excitement after revealing "a couple" of signings are lined up.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is not in the running to become the next Rangers manager as Michael Beale's path to the job he craves became that bit clearer.
Hibs star Chris Cadden has likened the return of striker Kevin Nisbet from his injury hell to a 'new signing' - with the Scotland star set to play in a green and white shirt for the first time in nine months at the weekend.
Crocked Filip Helander claims he will have to wait until the summer to find out his future at Rangers as he nears the end of his Ibrox contract.

Dave King has warned there must be a change in the Rangers boardroom or the club will "stagnate" for years to come.
Stephen Glass has returned to management with USL Championship side Memphis 901 FC.
Rangers first team coach Dr Ceri Bowley deleted tweets from his social media account after calling Giovanni van Bronckhorst a "victim of his own success".

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is torn between moving to Newcastle United or Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after leaving Manchester United by mutual consent. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United have saved about £15.5m in wages after coming to a mutual agreement with Ronaldo to end his contract before it runs out in the summer. (Times - subscription)

Manchester United's market valuation rose by 17% after owners the Glazer family said they are considering selling the club. (Sky via Express)

Chelsea are set to open talks over Ronaldo as co-owner Todd Boehly sees the appeal of signing him on a free transfer, although manager Graham Potter is less convinced. (CBS via Sun)

Chelsea and Newcastle have distanced themselves from moves for Ronaldo, and Inter Miami are understood to be looking elsewhere. (Telegraph)

Ronaldo's goals during his second spell at Manchester United have cost the club £1.2m each. (Mail)

AFC Crewe, who play in the 14th tier in the English football pyramid, have offered Ronaldo a club record £35 per week, which would make him the highest paid player at the club. (Star)

Arsenal are considering a January move for Palmeiras' 21-year-old Brazil forward Danilo. (Sun)

Newcastle United are willing to pay Borussia Monchengladbach £10m in January to sign 25-year-old France forward Marcus Thuram, whose contract expires next summer. (Football Insider)

Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is in talks to remain with the club amid interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. (Fabrizio Romano via Sportbible)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has agreed a two-year contract extension to 2025. (The Athletic - subscription)

Monaco's France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 22, says Liverpool made the first move for him but he was intent on moving to Real Madrid this summer. (Le Parisien via 90 Min)

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, says he is uncertain of his future at Barcelona, having emerged as a target for former club Manchester United in the summer. (Mirror)

A Barcelona adviser has hit back at a suggestion from Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong that the club's board leaked the contract details for the Netherlands midfielder, 25, last summer. (Mirror)

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Wednesday, 23 November (all times GMT)

Group F: Morocco v Croatia (10:00) - ITV

Group E: Germany v Japan (13:00) - ITV

Group E: Spain v Costa Rica (16:00) - ITV

Group F: Belgium v Canada (19:00) - BBC


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Chelsea are set to snub Cristiano Ronaldo and deny him potentially the only avenue to staying in the Premier League in January.
Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari owners are looking at a potential move across the city by buying the Stade de France, which holds 80,000 compared to the 48,000 they can accommodate at Parc des Princes.
Sky Sports News' Melissa Reddy and Kaveh Solhekol analyse Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic exit from Manchester United and his discuss his potential next move
Qatar World Cup officials have offered disgruntled fans refunds and free accommodation after a series of complaints about the standard of tented villages costing £175 per night.
AC Milan want to sign three Chelsea players - Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - but fear their relationship with the Blues could be soured as they have so far refused to play Tiemoue Bakayoko this season because of their obligation to buy if he plays a certain amount of games.
Kyle Walker claims England have earned the right to show "arrogance" at the World Cup - because they are more talented than the Golden Generation.
Japanese fans continued their custom of cleaning up stadiums - even after the most incredible victory in their World Cup history.
Kevin De Bruyne was left utterly confused after being awarded the Man of the Match following Belgium's World Cup win over Canada - as he slammed his performance.
Manchester United could be bought by Facebook, Amazon or Dubai after being put up for sale by the Glazer family.

Chelsea would go as high as £200m to bring England midfielders Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Jamie Redknapp says he can see similarities between Jude Bellingham and Steven Gerrard following his brilliant performance against Iran
Manchester United believe they can snatch potential buyers away from Liverpool and hope to net as much as £8bn from their sale because of their global reach.
Erik ten Hag is open to making another short-term striker addition to the Manchester United squad in January much like a previous regime did to bring in Odion Ighalo.
Qatar World Cup officials continue to disappoint supporters who have spent large amounts of money on travelling to the tournament by clamping down on people having kickabouts outside stadiums.
Inter Milan and Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic after the World Cup.
Budweiser had to appeal to FIFA to get a licence to serve their alcoholic beverages at the W Hotel, a venue they had acquired for the duration of the tournament, after initially seeing their application rejected by Qatar.
Saudi Arabia defender Yasser Al-Shahrani underwent emergency surgery after his horror collision during the 2-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday.
England's players are struggling to stay in touch with loved ones at the World Cup due to unstable internet connections.
FIFA security officials have instructed police in Qatar not to treat women as criminals if they claim to be victims of rape or sexual assault.
Jumper-clad supporters say Qatari hosts have overdone the air conditioning in stadiums.

Al-Nassr are set to make an offer to Cristiano Ronaldo which would be close to the £305m contract put on the table by an unnamed Saudi club last summer.
Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol assesses why Cristiano Ronaldo's second spell at Manchester United ended in such acrimonious circumstances
Former Goldman Sachs chief economist Lord Jim O'Neill has admitted he would consider forming a consortium to mount a second takeover bid for Manchester United after failing with an offer 12 years ago.
Luis Diaz has revealed his desire, stemming back to his childhood, to eventually play for one of Spain's biggest clubs but says he will not be leaving Liverpool in a hurry.
Gareth Bale is laying off the golf simulator in Wales' camp to rest his back for their crunch game with Iran.

David Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for Manchester United, and his involvement could well improve the hopes of any group looking to purchase the club.

The 'OneLove' armbands banned, by FIFA at the World Cup, have sold out according to their Dutch manufacturers.
Hansi Flick refused to blame Germany's shock 2-1 loss to Japan on any distractions from the team's pre-match protest against FIFA.

Britain's richest man - Sir Jim Ratcliffe - is set to make his move to purchase Manchester United from the Glazer family.
Cristiano Ronaldo's two-game ban for the phone-slapping incident at Everton last season will carry over to whichever club he signs for in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to receive a lucrative offer to play in Saudi Arabia's Pro League and could be used as the face of a bid to host the World Cup in 2030.
The families of England players are beating the sky-high alcohol prices in Doha by taking their time over their meals on board their luxury cruise ship.

Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho has been training on his own at Dutch club OJC Rosmalen after the setback of being overlooked for the World Cup.
Tottenham could be hijacked by Newcastle in the January window in their pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka.

Warrington Town goalkeeper Tony Thompson, whose bottle was swapped for one containing urine at a game last weekend, has seen his ban for being sent off over the incident reduced from three games to one.

Kyle Walker has declared himself fit for England's second World Cup match against the USA in Qatar on Friday.
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has been told his future in top-level rugby union could be over if he continues to criticise referees with the kind of punishment that might make any position untenable.

Manchester United believe their vast global fanbase will lure Liverpool's potential buyers away from Anfield to Old Trafford, amid interest from American investors, the British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and potentially even the internet giants Amazon and Meta, the owners of Facebook.
England are confident Harry Kane has escaped any major damage to his right ankle and will be available to play against the United States on Friday night.
Argentina head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to tap into Gareth Southgate's knowledge before next year's Rugby World Cup but says Jurgen Klopp is peerless in the world of elite coaching.
Finn Russell is in talks with Bath over a possible move to the Premiership next season but is understood to remain open to staying in France with Racing 92 or a rival club.

Paul Parker has urged Michael Beale to lay his cards on the table as the QPR boss continues to stay silent on links with the managerial vacancy at Rangers.
Hummel are suing Rangers for £9.5m in lost kit sales and a judge has ordered the club to release their figures after initial proceedings.
Bojan Miovski has given Euro-chasing Aberdeen a massive boost by insisting he won't be quitting Pittodrie in January.

Rangers were last night preparing to make an approach to QPR for boss Michael Beale.
Celtic are reportedly interested in CF Montreal and Canada defender Alistair Johnston as a potential long-term replacement for Josip Juranovic.

Manchester United will launch a January bid to bring Barcelona's 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay back to Old Trafford, where he left in 2017. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle United have no interest in signing Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, after his departure from Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are unlikely to make a move for Ronaldo now he is a free agent, despite previous interest. (Sun)

Ronaldo turned down an offer from Al-Hilal last summer worth more than £125m per year, but is set to receive a lucrative offer to play in Saudi Arabia's Pro League again now he is a free agent. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are discussing whether to replace Ronaldo permanently in January or hold off until the summer and bring in a short-term loan signing, like they did with Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo in 2020. (Mail)

Manchester United believe their global fanbase will lure potential Liverpool buyers to Old Trafford. (Times - subscription required)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will bid for Manchester United. The British billionaire previously said he would be interested in buying the club, but then said in October the Glazer family had told him they did not want to sell. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Manchester United winger David Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for the club. (Financial Times - subscription required)

Manchester United want Bayer Leverkusen and France attacker Moussa Diaby, 23, to take Anthony Martial's place in the squad. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in France midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Tottenham could also join the race to sign the 27-year-old, whose contract with Juventus runs out in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea and Liverpool are set to miss out on January transfer target Konrad Laimer as the RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder, 25, wants to join Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer. (Bild, via Express)

Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, has refused to rule out leaving Chelsea during the January transfer window. (NOS, via Metro)

Leeds United have been in contact with AC Milan asking to be kept informed over the status of Belgium striker Charles de Ketelaere, 21. (TeamTalk)

West Ham expect to lose England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, to a Champions League club next year, regardless of what the Hammers achieve this season. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti wanted the Spanish club to sign Rice, but they brought in France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 22, from Monaco instead. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Spain forward Marco Asensio, 26, says he wants to stay at Real Madrid, despite his contract expiring at the end of the season. (Radio Marca)

Barcelona have told coach Xavi they can only make new signings in January if players leave first. (Marca - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid want to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram, 25. (AS, via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

A full takeover of Everton by US investors is edging closer after new developments behind the scenes. (Football Insider)

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Thursday, 24 November (all times GMT)

Group G: Switzerland v Cameroon (10:00) - ITV

Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (13:00) - BBC

Group H: Portugal v Ghana (16:00) - ITV

Group G: Brazil v Serbia (19:00) - BBC


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Clothing magnate Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara among other brands, has emerged as another potential suitor for Manchester United - the 86-year-old is among the 20 richest people on the planet.

Chelsea have reportedly made contact over a deal for Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who is also being tracked closely by Manchester United.

Sky Sports News' Ben Ransom reports that the Glazer family are open to selling Manchester United after 17 years of ownership


The sale price for Manchester United could be lower than some analysts have predicted because of the costs likely to be incurred by any purchaser on updating a crumbling Old Trafford.


Tech giants Apple are weighing up an offer to buy Manchester United and could emerge as one of the more surprising suitors for the Premier League club.

Iran's players at the World Cup are being closely watched by "secret agents" according to a prominent human rights activist.


QPR are not expecting to be able to keep hold of manager Mick Beale, who has already turned down Wolves but appears unlikely to be able to resist the temptation of joining Rangers.

RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer is set to deal Chelsea and Liverpool a significant transfer blow by agreeing to stay in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

Gareth Bale appears to have banned himself from the golf simulator at Wales' hotel in Qatar in a bid to avoid any further problems with his back.

Hakim Ziyech says it is "difficult to say" whether he will still be a Chelsea player at the end of January amid significant interest from a number of Serie A clubs.

Tyson Fury had to take a break from his training camp ahead of the clash with Derek Chisora after his mother Amber was hospitalised with illness.


Football fans at the Qatar World Cup are being told to take off Arabic robes and headdress when they enter bars selling alcohol after complaints from locals that it is an insult to Islam.

Bournemouth are set to confirm caretaker boss Gary O'Neil as their new permanent manager.

Morocco face an injury nightmare ahead of their second World Cup group date with Belgium on Sunday as star Achraf Hakimi is struggling with a thigh injury.


Frederic Vasseur refused to rule out taking over from Mattia Binotto at Ferrari, although the team has already dismissed speculation that they are ready to move on from him.


UEFA has still to be notified when the independent review into the chaotic scenes at May's Champions League final will be published - it had been due by the end of November.

Glenn McGrath fears for the future of one-day international cricket after being dismayed at the amount of empty seats at the MCG when Australia faced England.


England back-row Jack Willis, left without a club when Wasps went into administration, will play for French club Toulouse for the remainder of the season.


CF Montreal president Gabriel Gervais insists he is not in Qatar to conduct any transfer negotiations amid Celtic links with defender Alistair Johnston.

Dundee United owner Mark Ogren is looking for the club to climb off the foot of the Scottish Premiership and is committed to investing in the team after posting improved financial figures.

Chelsea are ready to open talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, whose contract at Brighton expires next summer. (Football Insider)

Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal are exploring a deal to sign Portugal and former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid say it "would not make sense in our sports project" to bring Ronaldo back to the club for a second spell. (AS - in Spanish)

Brazilian side Flamengo are looking at whether they would be able to sign Ronaldo. (Veja - in Portuguese)

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva believes Portugal team-mate Ronaldo has proved that he can still play at the top level after making World Cup history. (Mirror)

Ronaldo and Argentina's Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could work together at the forefront of Saudi Arabia's 2030 World Cup bid, with the current tournament in Qatar expected to be their last. (Mirror)

Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex empire that owns the fashion chain Zara, is interested in buying Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Technology giants Apple are also interested in buying United for £5.8bn. (Star)

Former Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been approached by groups seeking to buy the club, asking him to act as a consultant. (Mail)

Inter Milan will extend the loan spell of Chelsea's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, by another year. (Sky Sport - in Italian)

Chelsea are interested in signing Porto keeper Diogo Costa, who has a release clause of 75m euros, while Manchester United are also monitoring the 23-year-old Portugal international. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are concerned about keeping hold of their Spanish manager Mikel Arteta, 40, because Barcelona have set their sights on making their former youth player their future coach. (Sport - in Spanish)

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says the World Cup can help him earn a new contract at Juventus, where his current deal expires in the summer, or a move elsewhere. (La Repubblica - in Italian)

A growing number of clubs believe Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is ready to leave Borussia Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season. (90 min)

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Sevilla's Morocco international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, 31. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid's Brazil forward Rodrygo, 21, may have to pay a termination clause of 7m euros (£6m) after splitting from his agent Nick Arcuri. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona are shifting their focus from new signings to contract negotiations with the club's most talented young players at the turn of the year. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle United will rival Barcelona for the signature of Vasco da Gama's 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos. (Sport - in Spanish)

Championship side QPR are expecting manager Michael Beale to leave the club to take over as the new boss of Scottish club Rangers. (Talksport)

Paris St-Germain are considering leaving the Parc des Princes and potentially moving to the Stade de France. (Bloomberg)

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Friday, 25 November (all times GMT)

Group B: Wales v Iran (10:00) - BBC & S4C

Group A: Qatar v Senegal (13:00) - BBC

Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador (16:00) - ITV

Group B: England v USA (19:00) - ITV


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The Premier League has no plans to include regulations in their Owners and Directors Test that would prevent a Saudi investor taking over either Liverpool or Manchester United.

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is in talks over the terms of his departure from the Italian team who recently dismissed reports that he was about to be sacked.


Manchester United have made contact over re-signing Memphis Depay and Barcelona are open to terminating his contract to make the move easier.
Arsenal will make a second move to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo after the World Cup, having failed to secure his signature with an offer late in the summer window.


Argentina's worries over Lionel Messi missing their crucial World Cup clash with Mexico are no more after he shook off an ankle problem.

John Terry is backing Harry Kane to eventually swap Tottenham for Real Madrid to win some trophies, although he admitted he would take "any chance to have a pop" at his former rivals.


Mark Wood is set to miss England's first Test in Pakistan with the hip injury he suffered during the World Twenty20.

England coach Richard Cockerill has revealed he helped Man Utd Tuilagi fight against imminent deportation from the United Kingdom back in 2009, lobbying the Government to get a visa for the then-teenage prospect.


Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo are in discussions with club sponsors to try and fund a three-month move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after the World Cup.

Brazil's World Cup issues continue to mount with Antony, a possible replacement for injured Neymar, reportedly missing training on Friday because of an illness.

Sunderland's friendly against Al Shabab in Dubai proved anything but after players and coaching staff from both sides were involved in a clash that almost saw the game postponed and included fists flying.

Paris Saint-Germain have made a £34.3m bid to take ownership of their Parc des Princes home but the city's urban department are understood to value the site at £300m which could mean owners Qatar Sports Investments seeking a new stadium site.


A group of England fans had a five-star lunch and took a tour of a Qatari millionaire's mansion after he spotted one of them wearing a Wolves shirt.

'England were unrecognisable' | 'It shouldn't be all doom and gloom'


Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko would not be at all surprised to see Sebastian Vettel return to the team in some kind of management role.


Canada defender Alistair Johnston admits he is "honoured" to be linked with Scottish champions Celtic and said his phone "blew up" after stories emerged of their interest.

QPR have started their search for a new manager as they are not intending to stand in Mick Beale's way should Rangers make an official approach for him.

Al Ahly manager Marcel Koller has told Celtic the club will do everything in their power to keep hold of star midfielder Afsha.

Manchester United have held talks about re-signing 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay from Barcelona, who may cancel his contract to get him off their books. (Sky Germany)

England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, rejected a new Chelsea contract worth more than £200,000 a week before the World Cup. (Mail)

Chelsea and Real Madrid remain in the race for Palmeiras' 16-year-old Brazilian striker Endrick despite Paris St-Germain making a bid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sampdoria could cancel Harry Winks' season-long loan from Tottenham early. The 26-year-old England midfielder has not played because of an ankle injury. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, wants to leave Atletico Madrid and has asked his agent to find him a new club. (Marca - in Spanish)

Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 26, is set to sign a new three-and-a-half-year deal at Everton worth £100,000 per week. (Sun)

Everton would be willing to allow Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina, 28, and Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 29, to leave in January. (GiveMeSport)

The Premier League will not follow Fifa's ultra-strict approach to stoppage time, which has meant some matches last more than 100 minutes, when the league resumes after the World Cup. (Mail)

Manchester United are considering a move for Bayer Leverkusen's 23-year-old France winger Moussa Diaby. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Bologna chief executive Claudio Fenucci insists Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, is not for sale. (Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia)

West Ham are willing to sell 30-year-old Czech Republic full-back Vladimir Coufal in January and will accept offers of £6m. (Football Insider)

Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex empire that owns the fashion chain Zara, has no interest in buying Manchester United despite reports suggesting the 86-year-old was ready to make a bid. (Cadena Cope - in Spanish)

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has asked the club to extend the contract of 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets for one more season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Real Betis are considering a move for 26-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore, whose contract at Wolves expires at the end of the season. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Napoli are interested in signing Wolves' Traore on a free transfer next summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Football Italia)

Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, 41, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal to become manager of Championship side Wigan. (Football Insider)

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Saturday, 26 November (all times GMT)

Group D: Tunisia v Australia (10:00) - BBC

Group C: Poland v Saudi Arabia (13:00) - ITV

Group D: France v Denmark (16:00) - ITV

Group C: Argentina v Mexico (19:00) - ITV


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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered £1.2m a week to play into his 40s.

A beefy removal lorry sent to empty Cristiano Ronaldo's Cheshire mansion was too big to reach the house.

West Ham and Everton have jumped into the chase for rising star Jhon Duran.

Leicester are heading the race for Huddersfield's midfielder Etienne Camara - with the Terriers wanting as much as £10m.

All-time England top scorer Wayne Rooney has told manager Gareth Southgate to rest captain Harry Kane for their World Cup group clash with Wales.

Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Casemiro sends his best wishes to Cristiano Ronaldo after his departure from Old Trafford


James Maddison has returned to England training following rehabilitation on a knee injury.


Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly took his Portugal team-mates out for dinner at the World Cup in Qatar as he puts the drama surrounding his Manchester United exit behind him.

Virgil van Dijk has fired back at Marco van Basten after the Dutch legend criticised the Liverpool player's defending in his country's 1-1 draw with Ecuador at the World Cup.

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that the club are in talks to sign Palmeiras starlet Endrick.

Striker Romelu Lukaku is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury but is unlikely to feature against Morocco in Belgium's second World Cup Group F fixture on Sunday, coach Roberto Martinez confirmed.


Gareth Southgate invited the families of England's players into the team camp for the first time on Saturday as he attempts to shut out criticism from the outside.

Manchester United face the threat of "another Glazer" unless the government applies a rigorous Chelsea-style audit to any potential takeover, given the failure to introduce a football regulator.


Adrien Rabiot has hinted he could end up in the Premier League after all once his Juventus contract expires at the end of the season.

Chelsea reportedly have the option to recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell with Bayer Leverkusen in January and the move could potentially save Todd Boehly millions in the transfer market with the Blues in desperate need of some attacking reinforcements.

Tottenham are seriously considering a move for USA star Weston McKennie after the World Cup, according to reports.


Adama Traore's agent has reportedly offered Italian clubs Napoli, AC Milan and Juventus the chance to sign the Spain international.


Rangers have reached out to Botafogo coach Luis Castro and he could be an option should Michael Beale negotiations fail, it's being claimed in Brazil.

Former Rangers boss Dick Advocaat has come out of retirement to take charge of struggling Den Haag - his 25th job as a manager at the age of 75.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has been offered a three-year deal worth £186m by Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr. (CBS)

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 23. (El Nacional, via Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham are yet to open talks with England captain and forward Harry Kane over a new contract, with his current deal due to expire in the summer of 2024. Spurs will have to offer the 29-year-old an "extraordinary" deal to keep him. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are set to win the race to sign Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, who have lowered their asking price for the 21-year-old to about £40m plus add-ons. (Mirror)

Manager Erik ten Hag has asked Manchester United to make a January signing to replace Ronaldo after his departure. The club's shortlist includes PSV and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, and AC Milan's Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (ESPN)

Liverpool are also prepared to spend big on a signing in January, despite the ongoing uncertainty around the club's ownership. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have fallen behind in the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. (Sky Sports Germany)

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has confirmed a number of clubs in the United States' top flight are interested in signing Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, when his Paris St-Germain contract expires at the end of the season. (90min)

Manchester City have offered 28-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, who has been linked with Barcelona, a new deal to keep him at the club. (Football Insider)

Barcelona's 19-year-old Spanish left-back Alejandro Balde has named Manchester United as the club he would like to play for other than his La Liga side. (Mundo Deportivo on TikTok - in Spanish)

Tottenham are considering a move for Juventus and United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 24, after the World Cup. (CBS, via Express)

Everton have a list of players to target as they look to strengthen their attacking options during the January transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham and Everton have joined the chase for the signature of 18-year-old Colombia winger Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire, but Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested. (Sun)

Leeds United, Everton, West Ham and Leicester City are among the clubs keen on Senegal forward Boulaye Dia. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Salernitana from Villarreal. (CBS)

Leicester, Brighton and Nottingham Forest want to sign Huddersfield's French midfielder Etienne Camara, 19. (Sun)

Barcelona manager Xavi says he has personally spoken to 16-year-old Palmeiras sensation Endrick in a bid to convince the Brazilian striker to join the La Liga club. (ESPN)

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Sunday, 27 November (all times GMT)

Group E: Japan v Costa Rica (10:00) - ITV

Group F: Belgium v Morocco (13:00) - BBC

Group F: Croatia v Canada (16:00) - BBC

Group E: Spain v Germany (19:00) - BBC


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Lionel Messi's representatives have hit back at reports the Argentina great will join Inter Miami next summer, saying they are "false" and "fake news".
Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for England's final Group B clash with Wales on Tuesday.
Three people were injured at a World Cup viewing party in Melbourne's Federation Square when fans let off flares in the wake of Australia's win over Tunisia.


PSV star Cody Gakpo is 'holding out' for a move to Manchester United.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a January loan move for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic.
Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo responds to rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League but says he is focused on the World Cup
Leeds are ready to reward their teenage Spanish striker Mateo Joseph with a pay rise and a longer deal.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly rejected an offer to buy Liverpool as he hopes to make an offer for Manchester United instead.
Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing former Premier League flop Moise Kean, who joined Juventus from Everton on a two-year loan deal last summer.
Tottenham are showing "concrete interest" in Club Brugge and Denmark winger Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.
Newcastle will rival Barcelona in January as they look to sign highly-rated Brazilian teenager Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama.

Harry Kane is set to tell Gareth Southgate he wants to play against Wales as he hunts down England's all-time goalscoring record.
Brazil's World Cup fitness woes have continued with a sickness bug hitting the Selecao squad ahead of their match with Switzerland on Monday.
Mykhaylo Mudryk, who has been dubbed the 'Ukrainian Neymar' after bursting onto the scene at Shakhtar Donetsk, looks set to join Arsenal, with a deal in place for around £40m.
Chelsea are looking for a permanent deal if USA forward Christian Pulisic is to leave Stamford Bridge in January, with the winger also seemingly unwilling to accept a temporary move.
Kevin De Bruyne faced heavy levels of criticism in the Belgian press after his side's humbling 2-0 defeat by Morocco amid claims he is at the centre of friction within the squad.
Football fans in China have been shown a censored feed of World Cup matches which avoids showing large groups of maskless people as protests rage in the country over harsh measures against Covid-19.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed he visited a psychologist after Argentina's shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia in Qatar.
Boxing great Canelo Alvarez has sensationally threatened global football icon Lionel Messi for apparently disrespecting the Mexico flag, telling him he "should pray to God that I don't find him".

Inter Miami are close to agreeing a deal with Lionel Messi, with the US club confident the Argentina superstar will sign after the World Cup in Qatar.
Granit Xhaka has already told his Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Jesus that he intends to "smash him" when Switzerland play Brazil in their Group G match on Monday.
Eddie Jones will face a series of potentially uncomfortable meetings with his own coaching team and executives over the next two weeks after public concern from the RFU over England's disappointing Autumn Test results.
The Turkish Second Division match on Sunday between Izmir city rivals Altay and Goztepe had to be abandoned after fans were injured by fireworks in the stands and then Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Ozenc suffered serious head injuries after being hit with a corner flag being wielded by a supporter.

Harry Kane does not want to be rested for England's final World Cup Group B game against Wales on Tuesday with the striker bidding to break Wayne Rooney's goalscoring record in Qatar.
John Terry and Wayne Bridge, the former Chelsea and England team-mates who were at the centre of one of English football's biggest scandals, have been reunited in awkward circumstances: they are staying at the same Qatari World Cup hotel.

Alistair Johnston will be a Celtic player after the World Cup as new reports claim the final hurdle has been cleared with Montreal.

Josh Doig is at the centre of a huge transfer battle in Italy with Serie A leaders Napoli fighting it out with Lazio and Bologna to sign the Scotland U21s captain in January.

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is set to agree a deal to join Inter Miami next season. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea and United States forward Christian Pulisic, 24, is being monitored by Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal. (Mail)

Manchester United are exploring a loan move for Pulisic in January. (ESPN)

Liverpool want to sign two midfielders next year with three of their senior midfielders - Englishmen Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, and James Milner, 36, and Guinean Naby Keita, 27 - out of contract at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have held discussions with two Middle East-based consortiums over a takeover. (Mail)

Newcastle are prepared to make a move for Vasco da Gama's Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, in January. (Northern Echo)

Rio Ferdinand says his ex-Manchester United team-mate David Beckham will "come with a consortium" to buy the Old Trafford club. (FIVE)

Tottenham have "concrete" interest in signing Club Brugge's Denmark winger Andreas Skov Olsen, 22, in January. (Het Nieuwsblad via Express)

The long-term future of Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, at Aston Villa is in doubt due to friction with new manager Unai Emery. (Football Insider)

Chelsea have been scouting Ecuador and Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie, 20, at the World Cup. (Mirror)

Juventus are plotting a move for Athletic Bilbao and Spain forward Nico Williams, 20. (AS - in Spanish)

AC Milan want to sign 22-year-old Switzerland forward Noah Okafor from Red Bull Salzburg. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan also want to bring in Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 29, on loan from Chelsea, with a view to making it permanent. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona will offer a new five-year deal to 19-year-old Spanish left-back Alejandro Balde. (Fabrizio Romano)

Inter are lining up a £20m move for Fulham and United States left-back Antonee Robinson, 25. (Sun)

Leeds will give 19-year-old Spanish striker Mateo Joseph a new contract a year after he signed from Espanyol. (Sun)

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Monday, 28 November (all times GMT)

Group G: Cameroon v Serbia (10:00) - ITV

Group H: South Korea v Ghana (13:00) - BBC

Group G: Brazil v Switzerland (16:00) - ITV

Group H: Portugal v Uruguay (19:00) - ITV


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Chelsea are reportedly closing in on Christopher Nkunku's transfer from RB Leipzig - with only a contract needing to be signed.

David Beckham will make a bid to buy Manchester United, pal Rio Ferdinand has revealed.
Arsenal and Manchester United fans will reportedly be able to snap up sponsorless shirts from next season.
Juventus are targeting a January switch for Manchester United target Nico Williams, according to reports
Iconic Ecuador striker Enner Valencia is set to complete a miracle recovery to face Senegal in their final World Cup group match, having been stretchered off against the Netherlands with what initially appeared to be a tournament-ending injury.

Gareth Southgate is set to recall Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker to England's starting line-up as he looks to add experience to his team in what is expected to be an intense all-British clash with Wales.
Eddie Jones' future as England head coach remains uncertain with the RFU unable to say whether he will attend a World Cup planning trip next month.
Gareth Southgate will attempt to further fire up his England squad before the World Cup clash with Wales by showing a video of Gareth Bale and team-mates gloating over his squad's early exit from Euro 2016 against Iceland.
County cricket chiefs are split over a £400m offer from a private equity firm to sell a 75% stake in The Hundred despite the prospect of a cash injection of £10m each.

Declan Rice has labelled Phil Foden as England's 'most technically gifted player,' while Manchester City and national team-mate Kalvin Phillips has insisted the attacker's best position is playing as a number 10.
Liverpool have appointed Jonathan Power as their new club doctor and he will begin the role before the Premier League's resumption.
Teenage sensation Gavi missed training on Monday, a day after Spain's 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku is reported to have acted as peacemaker after a heated clash between feuding Belgium players Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen and Kevin de Bruyne following their World Cup defeat by Morocco on Sunday.
Leicester City are set to renew their interest in former Chelsea starlet Jeremie Boga in January, having seen a deal with Atalanta in the summer break down at the 11th hour. The Serie A club are keen to loan Boga out with an option to buy to cut down their wage bill.

Arsenal legend David Seaman has weighed in on the prospect of Jude Bellingham moving to the Emirates next summer.
Karim Benzema could reportedly still rejoin France's World Cup squad with the Real Madrid striker believed to be recovering from injury quicker than expected.
Chelsea are looking at options to sign a new right-side defender and could make a move for Ecuador star Piero Hincapie, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, if they are unable to secure a deal for Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan.

Manchester United will have to fork out over £100m if they want to sign Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez in the January transfer window.
Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde has named Manchester United as another club he would like to play for during a TikTok session.

Kyle Walker is in line to start his first England game at this World Cup against Wales, but it remains to be seen whether it will be in a back three or a back four.
Shaun Edwards remains hopeful of coaching England at some point in the future.

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is being tipped to leave his role, potentially before the end of the NFL season, to become one of the sport's highest-paid pundits on Amazon Prime.

Rangers are unlikely to renew their interest in Sunderland striker Ross Stewart in January and that could leave the door open for Middlesbrough to sign the Scotland international.
Hibs boss Lee Johnson has no qualms about continuing to play wantaway defender Ryan Porteous while he remains at Easter Road.

Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley says there is no chance of complacency setting into Ange Postecoglou's squad when the Premiership resumes and insists they will only get better.

Chelsea are close to completing the signing of France forward Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig on a long-term deal, which is worth more than 60m euros. (Fabrizio Romano)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, has not agreed a deal to join Inter Miami despite reports suggesting he is close to doing so. (ESPN)

Roma are considering making a move for Leicester City and Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 26, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Chelsea are unwilling to let United States winger Christian Pulisic leave on a loan deal this winter and would prefer a permanent move for the 24-year-old. (Mail)

Brighton have opened talks with Norwegian side Molde to sign 19-year-old Ivory Coast forward David Datro Fofana. (Fabrizio Romano)

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to recall Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker to the starting line-up for the Three Lions' final World Cup group game against Wales on Tuesday. (Times - subscription required)

Bayern Munich believe they have finalised an agreement to sign RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25. (90min)

Sunderland are among a number of Championship clubs chasing Aston Villa's English striker Cameron Archer, 20, in January. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are open to recalling on-loan players in the January transfer window, including English right-back Ethan Laird, 21, at QPR, 19-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri from Birmingham City and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 20, from Sunderland. (Manchester Evening News)

Wigan are expected to name Kolo Toure, 41, as their new manager on Thursday with the former Manchester City and Ivory Coast defender set to leave his coaching role at Leicester City. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United have been quoted a price of £100m if they want to sign Argentina and Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, in the January transfer window. (Record via Daily Mail)

Manchester United are also interested in Spain and Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 23, who has a £52m release clause. (Express)

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Tuesday, 29 November (all times GMT)

Group A: Ecuador v Senegal (15:00) - ITV

Group A: Netherlands v Qatar (15:00) - ITV

Group B: Iran v USA (19:00) - BBC

Group B: Wales v England (19:00) - BBC


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Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Cody Gakpo's agents as they look to swoop for the PSV star.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dealt a major blow in his search for his new club after leaving Manchester United, with Bayern Munich ruling out the prospect of signing him.

Chris Wilder has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Queens Park Rangers job.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter and owner Todd Boehly are considering a move for a No 1 goalkeeper in the summer, placing the futures of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy in doubt.


The departure of Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli from the club is being seen as a serious blow to attempts to revive the European Super League.

Danny Kerry, who only joined Eddie Jones' staff as a training coordinator last month to try and improve the culture in England's dressing room, is already considering his position.

The RFU's plans for a 20-team competition involving teams from the Premiership and Championship will be blocked by teams in the second tier


Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says that if Belgium discover who is 'leaking' information about alleged bust-ups within their squad then they will immediately be banished.


Bayern Munich are reportedly 'still working' on a deal to lure Harry Kane from Tottenham with the England skipper set to decide on his future after the World Cup.

Manchester United transfer targets Cody Gakpo and Jeremie Frimpong could cost the club up to £65m this winter, according to reports.

Juventus may be forced into a fire sale that would have Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal interested.

Manchester United and Brazil winger Antony has remarkably claimed that the air conditioning at World Cup stadiums has made him sick.

Midfielder Carlos Soler, who only joined Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the summer window, is already being linked with a move away which is sure to perk up interest from former suitors Arsenal.


Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have denied rumours of a major rift in the Belgium squad despite a frank exchange between players during a team meeting.


Journalists from Israel, who would usually be barred from even being in Qatar, have received little help trying to interview fans at the World Cup, with many being openly hostile towards them once it is clear where they are from.

Bookies have stopped taking bets on man-of-the-match awards at the World Cup amid talk that social media tipsters are urging followers to vote for certain players even if they are under-performing.


Ten of the women who accused Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while he was a member of the Houston Texans are planning to attend his first game back from suspension, which takes place in the Texas city on Sunday, to show it is "not something that's over".


Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin has been warned to expect an "uncomfortable" 90 minutes when his side faces West of Scotland League side Darvel in the Scottish Cup.

Bayern Munich are working to sign Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, in a deal that could cost between 80m and 100m euros. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham have made enquiries to Inter Milan over 26-year-old Netherlands wing-back Denzel Dumfries. (90min)

Manchester United will offer England forward Marcus Rashford, 25, a new long-term contract. His current deal is due to expire in June. (Fabrizio Romano)

The futures of Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy, 30, and Spain keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 28, at Chelsea are in doubt as the club are considering bringing in a new first-choice goalkeeper next summer. (Sun)

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn says they will not sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, in January following his departure from Manchester United. (Sky Germany via Mirror)

Bayern Munich will discuss a new deal for Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33, after the World Cup, with his contract set to expire next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma are willing to sell 25-year-old England striker Tammy Abraham in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, is expected to stay in European football until 2024 at least, despite reports he is close to agreeing a deal to join MLS club Inter Miami next year. (Sky Sports)

With competition for Borussia Dortmund's England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, increasing, Real Madrid have turned their attention to 21-year-old Benfica and Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Marca)

Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain want to sign 22-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus from Ajax. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

AC Milan want to tie Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer, 24, to a new contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Former England midfielder Joe Cole says PSVEindhoven forward Cody Gakpo, 23, will be "on the databases for all the top clubs" after his starring role for the Netherlands at the World Cup. (ITV via TalkSport)

Ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is interested in the vacant Queens Park Rangers job after Michael Beale left for Rangers. (Sun)

Inter Milan are considering a bid for Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

West Ham have told Irish midfielder Conor Coventry, 22, that he is free to find a new club before the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

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Wednesday, 30 November (all times GMT)

Group D: Tunisia v France (15:00) - BBC One

Group D: Australia v Denmark (15:00) - BBC Two

Group C: Poland v Argentina (19:00) - BBC One

Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico (19:00) - BBC Two


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Bayern Munich are "working on" landing Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a blockbuster £90m transfer.
Manchester United will offer Marcus Rashford a new long-term deal.
Liverpool are reportedly targeting a move for Sofyan Amrabat, who has been impressing at the World Cup for Morocco.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed Portugal training on Wednesday ahead of their final group game amid speculation over a record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia.
Gareth Bale must decide by the end of February whether he will return to LAFC for the new season in the US.
England are using a special net for penalty practice every day ahead of the World Cup knockout stages.

Manchester United could well have new owners by the end of the season, according to reports.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly sensationally agreed a bumper £173m-a-year contract with Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, which would make him the highest earner in sport.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has hit back at suggestions of a rift in the team's camp at the World Cup and appeared to accuse the French media of trying to derail his side's campaign.
Juventus CEO John Elkann is determined to take the club back to its glory days and that might even include the return of a few club legends as new board members.
James Allcott and Zac Djellab join Kyle Walker for The Heated Debate where they discuss what could be the next move for Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea are reportedly in 'advanced talks' to sign 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama, who could be set to become the second acquisition of the Graham Potter era at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United and Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez has been tipped for a move to a top club by former Manchester City and Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta.
Argentina star Lionel Messi has received a grovelling apology from boxer Canelo Alvarez following a bizarre social media outburst.

A Premier League footballer under investigation for two alleged rapes has had his bail extended to a date in early January.

Eddie Jones' closest adviser accused Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, of leaking stories about the departures of England's backroom staff and described the Twickenham figurehead as "Slippery Bill".
England lock Joe Launchbury says the RFU knew of Wasps' demise for five years.

FIFA has issued a statement to try and reassure fans of their safety in Qatar after an England supporter was subjected to a lengthy and humiliating strip search while trying to enter a World Cup stadium.
French television viewers were left thinking that Antoine Griezmann had scored an injury-time equaliser against Tunisia when the station TF1 cut to an ad break believing the final whistle had gone.


Michael Beale says Rangers plan to add a further "one or two" key pieces to their backroom team - and insists he has the backing to add the "right player at the right price" in January.

Al-Ahly have handed Celtic a major boost in their reported pursuit of Egyptian midfielder Mohamed "Afsha" Magdy - with the club reversing their hands off warning and naming their price.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has received an offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC worth £150m a season following his exit from Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription)

Ronaldo still wants to play Champions League football and has not yet accepted the Al-Nassr FC offer. (Sun)

Manchester United are in contact with the agents of 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo over a January move. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United will exercise a clause in 25-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford's contract to extend it by another 12 months and stop him talking to other clubs. (Mirror)

Real Madrid are monitoring Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 28, at the World Cup. (Record - in Portuguese)

Tottenham will have to pay 30m euros (£25.9m) to sign Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, from Inter Milan. (Football Italia)

Brighton and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, could move to Villarreal on loan in January. (Times - subscription)

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is interested in joining MLS side Inter Miami when his contract expires in June. (Mirror)

Juventus are interested in RB Leipzig's 20-year-old Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol but Chelsea are favourites to sign him. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Los Angeles FC forward Gareth Bale, 33, will make a decision on his club future by February after saying he wants to continue playing for Wales. (Mirror)

Bale's contract at LAFC contains a clause that means he can leave before the start of the new MLS season in February. (Sun)

Liverpool have identified former Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, as a candidate to replace Julian Ward as sporting director at Anfield. (Sky Sports Germany)

The agent of 25-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, who moved from AC Milan to Barcelona in July, has ruled out a potential return to Italy amid reports of Inter Milan making a bid. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have joined Arsenal in trying to sign 15-year-old Scottish defender Jack Wylie from Rangers. (Mirror)

Barcelona sporting director of football Jordi Cruyff says they have been tracking Ajax's 22-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus. (Fabrizio Romano)

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Thursday, 1 December (all times GMT)

Group F: Canada v Morocco (15:00) - BBC Two

Group F: Croatia v Belgium (15:00) - BBC One

Group E: Costa Rica v Germany (19:00) - ITV

Group C: Japan v Spain (19:00) - ITV


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Barcelona are talking up the possibility of Lionel Messi returning to the club, with sporting director Jordi Cruyff saying: "Barca and Messi have to be together again one day. This is clear."
Brazil are reportedly concerned Neymar could be out for the entire World Cup after he was forced off in their opening game with an ankle injury.
Jack Grealish has broken his silence on his controversial dig at Newcastle's Miguel Almiron to apologise for his actions in Man City's title celebrations last season.
England star Declan Rice hinted at an imminent West Ham exit after admitting he is "100 per cent" hungry to win titles.

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly received a proposal from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal to rival an earlier bid made by their domestic rivals Al Nassr.
Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group are still putting recruitment high on their agenda amid apparent changes to their takeover plan, which may not see them sell their whole stake in the club after all.
South Korea boss Paulo Bento blasted English referee Anthony Taylor for showing "a deep lack of common sense" when issuing him with his World Cup red card.
Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left staff members 'in tears' by sending them a surprise Christmas hamper just weeks after his sacking, it has been revealed.

Manchester United will reportedly face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in a bid to land Joao Felix in January - with Atletico Madrid 'ready to sell' for €100million (£86m).
England are considering RFU director of performance Conor O'Shea as an interim coaching option with Warren Gatland also in the frame as Eddie Jones' future looks increasingly uncertain.
Borussia Dortmund's managing director Carsten Cramer has warned Liverpool not to expect any 'gifts' in their pursuit of England star Jude Bellingham.
FIFA have privately backed Danny Makkelie's decision to award Argentina the penalty that Lionel Messi missed against Poland on Wednesday.
Hansi Flick quashed Bastian Schweinsteiger's assessment of his Germany side's performance against Costa Rica on Thursday night, calling it 'absolute nonsense'.
Graeme Souness has hit out at Kevin De Bruyne's pre-tournament quotes claiming that Belgium's squad were 'too old' to compete for the World Cup.

Google has been accused of profiting from "rogue" online ticket touts by advertising seats for England's World Cup game against Senegal for up to £4,000.
FIFA is working hard to repair the pitch for England's World Cup round-of-16 match against Senegal on Sunday after concerns were raised about the playing surface at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Aiden McGeady could return from a four-month injury lay-off to feature for Hibs in next week's friendly against FC Edinburgh.

World Cup organisers are increasingly open to discarding the new three-team group format for the 2026 tournament in the US, Mexico and Canada. It comes after concerns that too many dead rubbers in the last round of matches could dilute the expanded 48-team event.

England international Luke Shaw admits that Manchester City players in the England camp stand out because of their love of playing football.
In mind-blowing fashion, one of England's standout performers at the World Cup - Harry Maguire - has been ridiculed inside the Parliament of Ghana during crazy viral footage that has surfaced online.
England are using sports psychologist Ian Mitchell to ensure that they are ready for the possibility of a penalty shootout in the World Cup knockout stages. The FA's head of performance psychology, who joined England from Wales four years ago, is working with the squad at their Al-Wakrah base to prepare them for the stress of spot-kick drama.
Liverpool have received a huge boost in their quest to sign Jude Bellingham after Borussia Dortmund's managing director Carsten Cramer admitted the Reds would be his 'preferred' destination should the England international leave the club.

Roberto Martinez will pursue options in club management after tearful scenes in the Belgium dressing room as he stood down following the nation's World Cup exit.
Declan Rice has signalled his intention to play in the Champions League as clubs intensify their interest in the England and West Ham United midfielder.

Celtic have been joined by Ferencvaros in the chase for South Korea World Cup star Cho Gue-sung. The Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors striker is attracting interest from across Europe with Parkhead boss Ange Postecoglou amongst the interested parties.
Canada boss John Herdman has dropped the latest clue that Alistair Johnston is imminently set to move to Celtic following their World Cup exit.
Queens Park Rangers interim boss Paul Hall has shot down the chances of Leon Balogun rejoining Rangers after Michael Beale's move back to Ibrox sparked Loftus Road fan concerns.
Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly have a release clause in wonderkid Oscar Gloukh's contract with a host of clubs lining up to sign the midfielder in January.

Rangers have announced the latest addition to Michael Beale's staff at Ibrox. The new Light Blues boss has brought in Jack Ade from Liverpool as the newest member of his backroom team.
Liam Henderson could be set to play for his fifth Italian club with Spezia interested in signing him next month.

Atletico Madrid would be willing to sell Joao Felix for 100m euros (£86m) after signing the Portugal forward, 23, for 126m euros (£113m) in 2019. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are keen, but face competition from Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich in a bid to sign Felix in January. (Mail)

PSG will also offer Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, a formal contract extension after the World Cup. (Goal)

Al Hilal want to beat Saudi rivals Al-Nassr to the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, after the Portugal forward's departure from Manchester United. (Express)

Chelsea remain in negotiations with RB Leipzig over signing Josko Gvardiol and the Croatia defender, 20, has said "maybe one day I will be there". (Athletic, via 90 Min)

Atletico Madrid have made an enquiry about Leicester's Turkey centre-half Caglar Soyuncu, 26. (AS - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer says they have a "good relationship" with former boss and current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, but the Reds will not get any "gifts" if they want to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from the German club. (Vietnam News)

England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, has indicated he wants to leave West Ham, saying he wants to win trophies and play in the Champions League. (Guardian)

x Newcastle United have been linked with Leicester City playmaker James Maddison but are 'highly unlikely' to make a move for the 26-year-old England international in January. (Luke Edwards)

Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa, 28, from Palmeiras. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are rivalling Newcastle United to sign Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, from Vasco da Gama. (90 Min)

Barcelona's summer signing Franck Kessie does not feel comfortable at the club, who would consider selling the Ivory Coast midfielder, 25, for as little as 10m euros (£8.6m). (AS - in Spanish)

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, whose contract with Barcelona runs out next summer, has not ruled out a move to the MLS in the United States and the 34-year-old hopes to make a decision about his future by February. (Marca)

Barcelona are interested in Brazilian Endrick, 16, but will not enter a bid for the Palmeiras forward this season. (Marca - in Spanish)

AC Milan are hopeful 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao, who has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, will sign a new contract with the Serie A side. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Liverpool have held talks over terminating Billy Koumetio's season-long loan deal with Austria Vienna as they have given the French centre-back, 20, little game time. (Football Insider)

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Friday, 2 December

Group H: South Korea v Portugal (15:00) - BBC

Group H: Ghana v Uruguay (15:00) - BBC

Group G: Cameroon v Brazil (19:00) - ITV

Group G: Serbia v Switzerland (19:00) - ITV


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Last 16: Netherlands v USA (15:00) - BBC

Last 16: Argentina v Australia (19:00) - BBC

Chelsea will pay 70m euros (£60m) to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig in July on a contract until 2028. (Nicolo Schira)

Real Madrid would still be willing to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, from Paris St-Germain, but only if certain conditions are met. (Sport, via 90 Min)

Mbappe met with Robert Lewandowski last summer in a bid to convince the Poland striker, 34, to join him at PSG instead of signing for Barcelona. (Le Parisien - in French)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is 'very tempted' about joining Chelsea after leaving Manchester United. (Calciomercato, via Express)

Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing 26-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore from Wolves, but face competition from Leeds United and a host of European sides. (90min)

Canada's Lille forward Jonathan David, 22, has admitted playing in the Premier League remains a dream of his. (Independent - subscription required)

Liverpool are monitoring Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26. (Sky Sports Germany)

Inter Milan have made contact with the agent of Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie over a move back to Serie A. The 25-year-old previously played for AC Milan. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Bayer Leverkusen have been in contact with Club Pachuca over a potential move for Luis Chavez after watching the 26-year-old midfielder impress at the World Cup for Mexico. (90min)

Newcastle United are open to offers for 28-year-old Scotland winger Ryan Fraser. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard is considering retiring from international football at the age of 31 after Belgium's early World Cup exit. (Marca - in Spanish)

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, 71, has hinted at the possibility of taking the Belgium job, with Roberto Martinez having ended his six-year tenure. (Mail)

German manager Jurgen Klopp is not interested in succeeding Hansi Flick if he is sacked as Germany coach after failing to reach the last 16, as he "intends to fulfil" his Liverpool contract, which runs until 2026. (Sky Sport - in German)

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is considering moving the club's women's team from their Kingsmeadow stadium to a ground with a greater capacity. (Mail)

Director of research Ian Graham is the latest member of Liverpool's backroom staff to leave the club and they fear he will now join Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are 'likely' to only sell part of the club as talks over a £4bn deal increase. (Star)


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Last 16: France v Poland (15:00 GMT) - BBC

Last 16: England v Senegal (19:00 GMT) - ITV


Manchester United fear they will be forced to sell Marcus Rashford next summer.
The German FA will snub Thomas Tuchel in favour of waiting for Jurgen Klopp when it comes to appointing their next international boss.


Manchester United and Newcastle face a huge penalty if they want to land Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
Canada striker Jonathan David is keen on a Premier League move.
Wolves are early favourites to swoop for Argentina left-back Marcos Acuna.
Belgium star Eden Hazard is reportedly considering retirement from international football.
Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly expected to become the new Uruguay boss.
Arsenal lost 4-2 to Watford in a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier on Saturday.
Manchester United reportedly tried to swap Donny van de Beek for Juventus star Weston McKennie, according to a public prosecutor.
Marcelo's son Enzo Alves Vieira has signed a professional contract with Real Madrid.
Uruguay star Jose Gimenez could be banned for 15 games after elbowing a FIFA official as his side were knocked out of the World Cup.
Granit Xhaka is set to dodge a FIFA punishment despite bending their ban on political protests.

Gareth Southgate is set to stick with Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford and name an unchanged line up for England's World Cup round-of-16 showdown with Senegal.


James Allcott and Zac Djellab join Kyle Walker for The Heated Debate where they discuss what could be the next move for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is still open to offers as the Portugal forward still has not decided whether to accept a £173m-a-year offer from Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr - and that he will only determine his future after the World Cup.

Manchester United are willing to pay Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi's £51.4m release clause, according to reports.
Darwin Nunez has issued an emotional apology to the Uruguayan people after the South Americans failed to advance to the World Cup knock-out stage.
Rio Ferdinand has said that if Manchester United could have replayed their Champions League final losses at the hands of Barcelona - Sir Alex Ferguson would have had Lionel Messi man-marked.

Serbia supporters displayed fascist slogans and aimed racist chants towards ethnic Albanians during their side's match against Switzerland on Friday night, according to an eyewitness account.

Denzel Dumfries has described links to Chelsea as a "compliment" but said he is "focused on nothing else but the national team and Inter Milan".
Ben White will not travel with the Arsenal squad for their training camp in Dubai.
Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt has said he is "okay" with not starting for the Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup because he "expected to play nothing"
under Louis van Gaal in Qatar.

Liverpool have reportedly made an offer for AC Milan star Ismael Bennacer, who is set to be out of contract with the Serie A club at the end of next season.


Soccer Saturday's Paul Merson analyses England's potential route to the World Cup final in Qatar
England players will land bonuses of around £400,000 each for winning the World Cup and are expected to earn more from endorsements if their tournament ends in glory during the next fortnight.
Former Bayern Munich manager Jens Scheuer has emerged as a leading candidate for Women's Super League club Brighton & Hove Albion's vacant managerial post.
The All England Club has come under fire from local MPs for its high-handed approach to the new development site at neighbouring Wimbledon Park Golf Club.

A representative of Egyptian forward Mohamed 'Afsha' Magdy has claimed that Celtic have made contact over a potential move to the Scottish champions.

Celtic have been linked with Dutch star Said Hamulic.
New boss Michael Beale has warned his Rangers players to shape up - or they could be shipped out next month.

Manchester City would be willing to sell their record signing Jack Grealish, 27, to fund the signing of fellow England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)

Bellingham is also a target for Paris St-Germain. (Le10Sport - in French)

Manchester United may be forced to sell Marcus Rashford over the summer as the England forward reaches the end of his contract. Real Madrid are interested in the 25-year-old as they seek a successor for Karim Benzema. (Mirror)

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has still not decided whether to accept a £173m-a-year offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. The former Manchester United forward, 37, will only determine his future after the World Cup. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham and Chelsea's interest in RB Leipzig's Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 20, is growing before the January transfer window. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

If Barcelona do not make an approach for Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Meunier then the Belgium right-back, 31, will listen to offers from other interested clubs including AC Milan, Juventus, Manchester United and two London clubs. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are pursuing Napoli and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, but the Serie A club want to tie the 26-year-old down to a new deal without a release clause. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid's Spain winger Marco Asensio, 26, in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid's Brazil striker Matheus Cunha, 23, is set to join Wolves in the January transfer window. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Canada and Lille striker Jonathan David wants a Premier League move, with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in the 22-year-old. (Sun)

Manchester United and Newcastle will have to pay between £60 and 70m to sign Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, from Brighton. (Sun)

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch says the club was "so close" to signing Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven in August, and Manchester United are now set to follow up their interest in the Netherlands striker, 23, in January. (90 Min)

After helping the Netherlands reach the World Cup quarter-finals, Gakpo is not thinking about his future until "maybe when we are champions". (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are willing to pay the £51.4m release clause for Real Sociedad's Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 23. (AS - in Spanish)

Inter Milan want to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, on loan for another season from Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Flamengo are monitoring the situation of Tottenham's Lucas Moura after his former club Sao Paulo were unable to agree a deal for the former Brazil forward, 30. (Bolavip - in Portuguese)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong held talks with both Manchester City and Paris St-Germain before eventually leaving Ajax for Barcelona in 2019. (The Athletic - subscription required)

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi "doesn't think" the club will make any new signings in January. (L'Equipe - in French)

Leeds United are weighing up a January bid to bring New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 30, back to the club from Newcastle United. Wood left Elland Road for Burnley in 2017. (Football Insider)

Former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is being considered to replace Diego Alonso as the next Uruguay manager. (TyC Sports - in Spanish


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Last 16: Japan v Croatia (15:00 GMT) - BBC

Last 16: Brazil v South Korea (19:00 GMT) - ITV


Manchester United are ready to swoop in January to land Netherlands' World Cup star Cody Gakpo - and PSV are willing to sell for £50m.

Julian Ward is looking at a top job in Europe after quitting as Liverpool's sporting director.

Manchester City are ready to sign New York City's 15-year-old left-back Christian McFarlane from their partner club.

Real Madrid are reportedly set to cut ties with Eden Hazard after his poor performances in the World Cup with Belgium.

Luis Suarez has slammed Fifa for 'blocking him from seeing his children' after Uruguay were knocked out of the World Cup.

Dusan Vlahovic could be on his way to Liverpool in a sensational swap deal which would see Ibrahima Konate go the other way.

England and Wales could trigger a race to get Warren Gatland by sacking their bosses this week.


A wealthy consortium involving high-profile figures from Saudi Arabia and Qatar are preparing a mammoth bid to take control of Liverpool, according to reports.


Reports have claimed that Germany's controversial hand-over-mouth protest prior to their World Cup opener against Japan was not unanimously supported by the players.

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that it is difficult to refer to his team as a 'golden generation' when they haven't won anything.

Garang Kuol believes Australia will one day be a major force to be reckoned with in international football and revealed rubbing shoulders with Lionel Messi felt 'like a dream'.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has spoken to former Oldham manager Dean Holden as he considers potential new assistants.

South Korea manager Paulo Bento has criticised the lack of time between games at the World Cup.

A number of World Cup players have complained about strange stains on their kit at the end of games, leading some to wonder if groundstaff are taking the Augusta approach and using paint to cover bare areas on pitches, as they do on the greens at the Masters.


Lionel Messi has defended Argentina team-mate Lautaro Martinez after the substitute missed a pair of big late chances against Australia.

Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez could be hit with a 15-game ban after he appeared to elbow a FIFA official in the wake of his nation's controversial exit from the World Cup.


Patrick Bamford has been left out of Leeds United's training camp in Spain after undergoing a groin operation.

Jadon Sancho will miss Manchester United's trip to Spain.

Robert Lewandowski has suggested Poland style of play in the future could decide his potential involvement at the next World Cup.


Daley Blind has said the Netherlands are drawing inspiration at the World Cup from Louis van Gaal's recovery from cancer.


Arsenal are sweating over the seriousness of Gabriel Jesus' knee problem after Tite hit out at "evil lies" that he knew he was injured before he played against Cameroon.

Cody Gakpo says he will make a decision on his future after the World Cup amid interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

England's players will have a key input into the review process that could seal the fate of head coach Eddie Jones on Monday - and the appointment of his successor if the Australian is dismissed.


Alexis Mac Allister thinks that Aziz Behich, the Australia left-back, made a big mistake by picking a fight with Lionel Messi in the round of 16 match against Argentina.

Brazilian football fans are holding a vigil in front of the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo, where Pelé was admitted last Tuesday with health issues related to his colon cancer that was diagnosed in September 2021.


Rangers' Croatia left-back Borna Barisic could be set to make his World Cup debut in the round of 16 against Japan on Monday.

Sunderland striker Ross Stewart is a target for Olympiakos.

Manchester United are ready to move for Cody Gakpo in January as PSV Eindhoven are willing to sell the Netherlands striker, 23, following his impressive form at the World Cup. (Sun)

However, United would have to pay £50m for Gakpo - double what PSV wanted in the summer - so may switch their attention to AC Milan's Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (Mirror)

Leao was expected to join Real Madrid in the summer but he is now being lined up as a target for 2024 by the Spanish giants along with Manchester City's Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, and Palmeiras' Brazilian forward Endrick, 16. (Sport - in Spanish)

Barcelona are keen on Mohammed Kudus but the Ghana midfielder, 22, is open to a move to the Premier League, with Ajax likely to ask for about £40m. (Sun)

Everton and Leeds have joined Aston Villa and Wolves in the battle to sign Atletico Madrid's Brazil striker Matheus Cunha, 23. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Wolves are also in talks with Atletico about signing Brazil centre-back Felipe, 33, in a potential "package" deal with Cunha for January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United failed to sign Brighton's Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo for £3.6m two years ago and will have to pay up to £70m for the 21-year-old this time around. (Sun)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is hoping to sign RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, with Chelsea also interested in the 20-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will have £50m to spend in January but is not planning on signing a replacement for Gabriel Jesus after the Brazil striker, 25, was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a knee injury. (Football Insider)

Jesus has flown back to London and will find out the extent of his injury following a consultation with Arsenal doctors on Monday, with some reports suggesting he will be out for three months. (Sun)

Tottenham have joined Aston Villa, Fulham and Inter Milan in monitoring the situation of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, at Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid are hoping Joao Felix can increase his value during the World Cup before looking to sell the Portugal forward, 23, in January. (Marca - in Spanish)

Watford are on the verge of completing the signing of Canada midfielder Ismael Kone, 20, from CF Montreal on a four-and-a-half-year deal. (Watford Observer)

Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, is close to joining Roma on loan from Barcelona. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, Barcelona want a long-term replacement for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, and are interested in Leicester's Youri Tielemans, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but they suspect the Belgium midfielder, 25, has already said he will join another club. (Marca - in Spanish)

A joint Saudi-Qatari consortium is preparing a £3.2bn bid to take over Liverpool. (Sporting News)


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Vincent Kompany is on the shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez as Belgium boss.
Manchester United are lining up a free transfer for Yann Sommer, according to reports.
Raheem Sterling has vowed he will only return to England's World Cup campaign when his family are "safe".
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly called in his lawyers to demand a £17m payment from former club Juventus.
Dharmesh Sheth gives an update on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo as Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr are favourites to sign the free agent on a $200m per year deal
Tottenham are keen on signing Club Brugge ace Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.
Newcastle are reportedly aiming to beat Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos.
Tottenham and Arsenal are in a transfer battle to sign Ecuador's 20-year-old defender Piero Hincapie, according to reports.
World Cup star Mohammed Kudus is a transfer target for FC Barcelona, according to reports.
Man Utd are reportedly heating up their pursuit of Jeremie Frimpong.
Chelsea have reportedly made Romeo Lavia their N'Golo Kante replacement.

Worried England World Cup stars have put security guards on 24-hour red alert following the robbery on Raheem Sterling's home that has heightened fears they are the target of organised gangs.
Gary Neville believes the way England have dealt with Raheem Sterling's personal matter has been handled much better than previous incidents have been in the past
Luke Shaw has revealed England's squad watched Kylian Mbappe's match-winning display on the team bus to set up their World Cup quarter-final against the France forward.
Fernando Santos, the Portugal manager, has reprimanded Cristiano Ronaldo over his angry reaction to being substituted against South Korea and there is now a major doubt over whether he will start against Switzerland today.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola has published a poll revealing 70 per cent of readers want Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for the Switzerland last-16 tie.
England fans' enjoyment of their side's win over Senegal to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday evening was marred by a series of altercations amongst the travelling support at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Shocking footage has emerged online of football legend and current Cameroon FA president Samuel Eto'o attacking a man outside a stadium at the World Cup in Qatar.
Lionel Messi has claimed that Brazil, Spain and France are the three remaining favourites to win the 2022 World Cup.
Real Madrid's chances of signing Brazilian wonderkid Endrick have increased as it's reported that they have promised to meet a condition in which they won't also sign Man City star Erling Haaland.
Gareth Southgate will not put pressure on Raheem Sterling to re-join the England squad after he flew home due to a burglary at his Surrey home.

Former Germany striker Max Kruse has revealed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was forced to apologise after seeing his transfer to Anfield cancelled.
Those at the top of the Barcelona hierarchy are reportedly resigned to missing out on Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans due to the fact he is expected to join another club - Arsenal.

Harry Kane has revealed David Beckham paid a surprise visit to the England camp to offer his support for their bid to win the World Cup.

US businessman John Textor has hit a snag in his attempts to buy French side Lyon, his ambitions complicated by a requirement to obtain the agreement of Crystal Palace's shareholders, the club in which he has a 40 per cent stake.
Chelsea have included Reece James, Ben Chilwell, N'Golo Kante and Wesley Fofana in their 25-man squad for their mid-season trip to Dubai.

Iran's clerical leadership has punished one of its most celebrated former footballers, Ali Daei, for supporting recent protests by closing his jewellery shop and restaurant.
Eddie Jones is fighting for his survival with at least one of his senior coaches considering resigning if the Australian remains as England head coach.
The IOC has been criticised for inviting Russia's Olympic president to a high-level summit this week to discuss the future of the Olympic movement, despite his comments that his country's athletes should be honoured to fight in the war against Ukraine.

Harry Kane has turned to David Beckham for captaincy tips as he attempts to lead England to World Cup glory.
Aston Villa want to sign a marquee wide forward for Unai Emery in January as they prepare to back their newly-appointed head coach in the winter market with Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram and Matheus Cunha of Atletico Madrid the main targets of interest.
Tottenham could be set to boost Manchester City's January transfer funds with Antonio Conte reportedly targeting a move for Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro.

England stars including Raheem Sterling were offered the chance of increased security at their homes before heading to the World Cup.
FIFA have been forced into action after Morocco supporters were left furious over a lack of tickets available for their World Cup round of 16 clash against Spain, with prices skyrocketing away from the official sales points.
Premier League fans are facing a travel nightmare on Boxing Day with more train strikes planned.

Glen Kamara will leave Rangers for more game time as Finland mentor claims 'everything changed' after Steven Gerrard
Rangers chairman Douglas Park has suffered a fresh blow ahead of tomorrow's AGM after a leading fan group announced they will be voting against his re-election bid.
Lawrence Shankland insists he knew Cammy Devlin was going to get Lionel Messi's jersey at the end of his World Cup journey.
Hearts defender Alex Cochrane could be banned for two matches following his red card in the Spanish friendly that was abandoned after a brawl with UD Almeria.
Hibs boss Lee Johnson would love to find a replacement for Martin Boyle in January - but insists his priority will be offloading fringe players.

Manchester United are out of the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, from Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are the frontrunners. (Sky Sports Germany)

Real Madrid will not pay more than 125m euros (£108m) to try to sign Bellingham from the German club. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Inter Milan would find it hard to turn down an offer of 50m euros (£43m) with add-ons worth 10m euros (£8.6m) for Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries, 26, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United have opened talks in their attempts to sign 33-year-old Switzerland keeper Yann Sommer, whose contract with Borussia Monchengladbach runs out in the summer. (Bild, via Mirror)

Atletico Madrid's Slovenia international Jan Oblak, 29, is Manchester United's main target as they look to bring in a new keeper. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

West Ham will bring in Brazilian centre-back Luizao on a three-and-a-half year deal once the 20-year-old's contract with Sao Paulo runs out at the end of January. (90 Min)

Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 33, says he opted to stay with Chelsea rather than move to Barcelona in the summer after the Stamford Bridge club's new owners "showed me that they wanted me to stay". (90 Min)

Real Madrid are interested in Azpilicueta and could even make Chelsea an offer for the right-back during the January transfer window. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Inter Milan are keen on signing Roma's former England centre-back Chris Smalling with the 33-year-old's contract coming to an end next summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United are looking at making a move for 25-year-old Fulham defender Antonee Robinson, who has impressed playing for the United States at the 2022 World Cup. (Teamtalk)

England players have been advised to review their security measures after a burglary at Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling's home while he was in Qatar at the World Cup. (Times - subscription required)

Leeds United are yet to enter new contract talks with Spain forward Rodrigo, with 18 months left on the 31-year-old's current deal. (Leeds Live)

Napoli have joined a number of clubs interested in 25-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, whose preference is to remain with Barcelona. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is on the shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez as Belgium head coach. (Sun)