Injury-plagued Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered another setback after being ruled out for a number of weeks with a hamstring problem.
Juventus have agreed a deal to sign Modena’s central midfielder Emmanuel Besea. The 18-year-old, who has been touted as the next Paul Pogba, will initially join on loan with a right to buy option.
Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura is a big admirer of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and would prefer a move to the Gunners rather than fellow interested party Liverpool.
Paris Saint-Germain is in talks over a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Chelsea are also keen on the Borussia Dortmund striker.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has held talks with Besiktas over a move to the Turkish outfit in January.
West Ham have sent scouts to watch Porto teenager Ruben Neves as they look to battle Arsenal & Liverpool for the youngster’s signature.
The Hammers are interested in bringing Alvaro Negredo to Upton Park during the January transfer window with the striker having fallen out of favour at Valencia.
Juventus are in pole position to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi in January. The player is keen to leave the French League, while Inter and Barcelona are also interested.
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has said midfielder Paul Pogba is not yet a full all-round player and needs “a bit of time to grow.”
Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray could move in January with Leicester and Bournemouth interested in the 19-year-old who has a £3.75m release clause.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is lining up a club-record £15m bid for Marseille’s 22-year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi.
Defender Mathieu Debuchy, 30, has revealed he may have to leave Arsenal in January to gain a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad.
Chelsea target Jonathan Calleri, 22, could be set to leave Boca Juniors after the Argentine striker tweeted “thanks for everything and goodbye”.
Former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu has hit out at Blues manager Jose Mourinho, calling him a “fake” who is “finished” as a coach.
Leicester City have joined Werder Bremen and Schalke in the race for AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong.
Chelsea and Tottenham are closing monitoring Saido Berahino’s situation after the striker played a full game for West Brom’s Under-21s side.
The West Brom’s 22-year-old striker, who wanted to leave the Baggies in August, has ‘liked’ a series of tweets criticising his club.
Former Fifa referee Graham Poll says Manchester United’s disallowed goal in their Champions League defeat by Wolfsburg would have stood last season.
Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic, 19, says he has received an approach from Liverpool but wants to delay a decision until the end of the Serbian Super League season.
Kevin-Prince Boateng, 28, is set to rejoin AC Milan in January after Schalke agreed to terminate his contract.
Arsenal are set to hold talks with Palmeiras over a move for their 18-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus.
Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, telephones or texts former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba regularly and receives tips from the Ivorian.
MLS has announced it will invest an extra $37 million in player compensation over the next two seasons.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was thrilled by his side’s 4-2 Champions League win over Borussia Monchengladbach, which meant they topped their group. The Argentine tweeted “vamos”and added: “As I always say: fight ’til the end. C’mon, City.”
Everton and Spain winger Gerard Deulofeu, a Christmas tree, his natty slippers and a cute dog are “all ready for Christmas”.
Chelsea’s on-loan striker Radamel Falcao says he is “very happy”to be back in training and the Colombian is sure he will come “back strong”. He last played in the 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on 31 October.
Two Croydon councillors have apologised after they were caught watching coverage of Crystal Palace’s draw with Everton on Monday during a debate about the future of a local theatre.
Singer Kanye West has helped design a concept football boot called the ‘Yeezy Ace’.
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Walsall’s 18-year-old left-back Rico Henry.
Cristiano Ronaldo The Real Madrid broke his own jointly held record to net double figures in a single season of the competition’s first round, netting four times against Malmo
Ronaldo has become the first player to score 11 goals in the group stage of a Champions League campaign.
Ronaldo was previously the joint holder of the record with nine, alongside Luiz Adriano, but now becomes the outright leader after top-scoring in the group stage for the fifth time – also a record that no other player can match.
In scoring the 50th-minute goal that took him over the record, Ronaldo followed up earlier strikes in the 37th and 47th minutes for an 11-minute blitz, the fastest hat-trick that any Madrid player has scored in Europe since 1968.
He then followed it up with a fourth just eight minutes later.