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Barcelona have made contact with Mesut Ozil as they make plans to bring the midfielder back to La Liga on a free transfer.

Philippe Coutinho has reiterated his desire to move to Barcelona, and Liverpool are considering selling the 25-year-old Brazilian playmaker in January.

Real Madrid are considering a January move forParis St-Germain’s Julian Draxler. The 24-year-old midfielder was previously linked with a move to Arsenal.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has told kicker that “a €100 million player is unacceptable” for the German champions as his club prepare to face big-spending Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Maroune Fellaini, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick will all miss Manchester United’s Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night, manager Jose Mourinho has revealed.

Manchester United are planning to have contract extensions in place for Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini before January.

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is flying to Barcelona for tests on a knee injury.

City right-back Kyle Walker, 27, says he is happy striker Sergio Aguero is now in same side as “facing him was nightmare”.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is the favourite to take over at West Ham, should the club sack Slaven Bilic.

Everton will test Paris Saint-Germain’s resolve to keep Edinson Cavani by making a £45m bid for the striker in January.

PSG were forced to transfer list eight players after a FFP threat by UEFA. Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Moura, Julian Draxler, Hatem Ben Arfa, Serge Aurier and Thiago Silva were the eight players made available and while only two left, more departures are expected in January.

Shanghai Shenhua have rejected reports Carlos Tevez has been banished from the first team, but did challenge the forward “to show the real stuff.”

The father of a 7-year-old boy who died in the Mexico City earthquake last week has sent a second letter to Cristiano Ronaldo, thanking the Real Madrid star for reaching out to the grieving family and telling the Portuguese striker: “Your gesture has helped to lessen the pain.”

Andre Villas-Boas has escaped suspension from the first leg of the Asian Champions League semifinal after he was investigated for suggesting Guangzhou Evergrande had been responsible for car crashes that disrupted Shanghai SIPG’s route to the quarterfinal second leg.

RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl had to wait at immigration in Turkey after forgetting that he needed a visa to enter the country for the Champions League match at Besiktas.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson has admitted he is frustrated with the lack of match action Victor Lindelof has seen since joining Manchester United.

AC Milan have put Thomas Tuchel at the top of their managerial wish list should they dismiss Vincenzo Montella.

Napoli star Dries Mertens has appeared to rule out a move to Arsenal or Juventus by admitting that he loves life in the city.

Carlo Ancelotti says “never say never” when asked if he could one day return to manage PSG.

Denis Suarez says he had opportunities to leave Barcelona in the summer, but is determined to become a first-team regular under Ernesto Valverde.

Former Liverpool star and reported Tottenham target Suso has extended his contract with AC Milan until 2022 – however, his new deal does contain a release clause, believed to be €50m.

Youri Tielemans claims he rejected the chance to move to Arsenal this summer before completing his switch to Monaco.

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri, but the club will not sell the 16-year-old for anything less than £40m.

Jose Mourinho is “happy” he can be “doing my work normally against Crystal Palace” after avoiding an FA ban.

Former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer is wanted by Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.

England midfielder Dele Alli will learn in the coming days if he is to be punished for an offensive gesture made in a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia earlier this month.

Tottenham are preparing a £30m bid for Everton’s Ross Barkley, 23, with their Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele struggling with a foot problem.

Crystal Palace will be without striker Christian Benteke, 26, for at least six weeks as he recovers from a knee injury.

Leicester have submitted an appeal to Fifa in a bid to finally complete the £25m signing of Adrien Silva, 28, after his deadline-day move was rejected as a result of late paperwork.

Chelsea are preparing to open talks with highly rated attacking midfielder Charly Musonda over a new contract.

Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 22, may have to wait for his England breakthrough after a freak knee injury.

Former Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida, 27, who plays for Osasuna in the Spanish second tier, is reportedly a target for Championship side Leeds.

Major sports networks in the United States will simulcast five Liga MX games over Tuesday and Wednesday to support those affected by natural disasters in recent weeks.

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Paris Saint-Germain have told Le Parisien that speculation that Edinson Cavani was offered €1 million by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to allow Neymar to take penalties is untrue.

Edinson Cavani is a transfer target for AC Milan and the Serie A club are preparing a bid for the PSG striker in January.

Barcelona have been fresh hope of landing £120million Philippe Coutinho in January.

Steven Gerrard says he talked former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez out of signing midfielder Gareth Barry when Xabi Alonso left in 2009.

Jose Mourinho will not face further FA sanctions after being sent off during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Manchester United have taken up an option to extend Luke Shaw’s contract for a further year.

Arsenal target Kepa Arrizabalaga has told Athletic Bilbao he wants a pay rise.
AS report the 22-year-old. who is out of contract at the end of the season, is demanding £1.9m-a-year or £36,000 a week.
Real Madrid and Napoli are also understood to be tracking the young goalkeeper, who has a £61million release clause in his current deal.

Manchester City are ready to offer winger Raheem Sterling, 22, a new deal to ward off interest from Arsenal.
Sterling has three years left on his contract.

Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, is also after an improved Manchester City contract following an impressive start to the season.

Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli and will offer Mateo Kovacic in a swap deal.
Alli, 21, is under contract at Spurs until 2022.

Real will offer forward Marco Asensio a new contract containing a world-record release clause to deter any approaches for the 21-year-old.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ready to raid former club Barcelona to sign midfielder Sergi Roberto in the January transfer window.

City are interested in 31-year-old Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, thinks it will be tough for Alvaro Morata, 24, to replace outgoing striker Costa but he has made a good start.

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has slammed compatriot Marco Verratti for trying to force a summer move to Barcelona.

Four of Europe’s biggest clubs had the option to sign Gabriel Jesus for less than Manchester City paid for the Brazilian striker – Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United or Real Madrid for €25m, only for none of the clubs to make an offer.

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistlerooy left the club after a disagreement with Cristiano Ronaldo left manager Sir Alex Ferguson with no choice but to sell him.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hinted he could soon quit London and return to Italy after admitting he misses life in his homeland.

Juventus full-back Sandro is set to be offered a new contract in Turin to ward off interest from Chelsea and Man City.

Inter Milan are believed to be lining up a January move for Andre Ayew.

Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman has told Presnel Kimpembe to ignore interest from Liverpool and stay at PSG for the foreseeable future.

Bayern apparently turned down the chance to sign big-name stars such as Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Gabriel Jesus, and Leroy Sane after refusing to enter a bidding war with Premier League suitors.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane turned down the chance to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez over the summer.

Max Allegri has told Gonzalo Higuain he wants to see an improvement in his attitude, with the Juventus striker set for a recall to the side for Wednesday’s CL clash against Olympiacos.

Juventus are refusing to meet the €100m release clause in Jan Oblak’s contract and believe Wojciech Szczesny will be Gigi Buffon’s long-term replacement.

Everton are interested in two Arsenal strikers as they attempt to strengthen their forward line in January.
Manager Ronald Koeman’s admiration for Olivier Giroud, 30, is well known, and Danny Welbeck, 26, is also on his radar.

Fenerbahce midfielder Souza has offered to buy a frustrated fan a new TV after he smashed the screen during the Istanbul derby win against Besiktas.

Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen returned to Ajax, the club where he spent six years before joining the Toffees in the summer, to say goodbye to the fans. Ronald Koeman gave Klaassen permission after he played 55 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

West Ham are considering a January move for defender Francesco Vicari, 23, from Serie A side SPAL.

Hammers midfielder Mark Noble, 30, believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 24, is worth at least £100m.

Crystal Palace, the Premier League’s bottom club, will play a friendly this week in a bid to rebuild the players’ confidence.

Tottenham have shared pictures from the building site of their new stadium, which is 10 miles away from their current Wembley home.

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes appears to have ruled herself out of the vacant England women’s job after vowing to stay with her club for the long term.

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Manchester United are preparing a £155m bid for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

United have already opened negotiations with the Argentinian’s representatives, with Ed Woodward making them aware of Jose Mourinho’s interest.

Mesut Ozil is set to turn down Arsenal’s offer of a new contract, with the 28-year-old midfielder keen to join Manchester United.

It is believed Ozil’s representatives have already been in touch with United to start the potential deal.

Andrea Belotti is working on a new deal with Torino that will see his release clause, set at €100 million in his current contract, rise even higher.

Inter will rival Manchester United and Arsenal in a battle to sign Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.

Real Madrid are set to complete a contract renewal for captain Sergio Ramos.

Cristiano Ronaldo tried to persuade singer Madonna to take her adopted son, David Banda, to the Sporting Lisbon academy where he began his career. Madonna, however, opted to take him to Benfica.

Tottenham and Inter Milan are battling it out for the signature of £14m-rated Rennes centre-back Joris Gnagnon.

Dele Alli is being promised moves to Manchester United or Real Madrid by agents vying for his signature.

Manchester United are set to open contract talks with David De Gea in the coming weeks, and are hopeful of the Spaniard signing the deal, amid long-term interest from Real Madrid.

United have asked for CCTV footage in order to identify fans chanting a controversial song about Romelu Lukaku.

Jose Mourinho is transforming part of Manchester United’s training base to celebrate the Class of 2017.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has upped his interest in Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

Arsene Wenger has said that the Champions League has become less interesting in recent years, as he prepares to take his Arsenal side to Belarus to face BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

Wenger said it “hurt” him more to sell left-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, to West Brom than let midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, join Liverpool.

Aaron Ramsey has been tipped to become a future Arsenal captain by Arsene Wenger.

Liverpool and Everton are both keen on Charlton teenager Ezri Konsa, who was part of England Under-20s’ World Cup-winning squad last summer.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is set to push through a £40m deal for Olivier Giroud in the new year after failing to land the forward he wanted to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Ronald Koeman admits that misfit striker Oumar Niasse might have stopped him getting sacked with his two goals leading Everton to a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Koeman also wants to sign Bournemouth forward Joshua King, 25.

Everton offered £66m – plus a ‘bonus’ – for Chelsea’s Diego Costa but the 28-year-old striker only wanted to play for Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea fans have been warned there will be a “zero tolerance” crackdown on bad behaviour at their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid amid fears of their reaction towards Spain-bound Diego Costa.

Chelsea say Alvaro Morata was grateful for fans coming up with a new chant for him after recent criticism over an anti-semitic song – he responded against Stoke with a hat-trick.

Diaries published by former Labour Party communications chief Alastair Campbell say Manchester United turned down the chance to sign Franck Ribery in 2006 as Sir Alex Ferguson did not feel he was “good enough” for the club after watching him for only 45 minutes.

United have been told they will need to find £75m to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is also a target for Manchester City and Juventus.

Manchester City are ready to demonstrate their faith in Raheem Sterling by offering the winger a new contract.

Arsenal are monitoring Le Havre centre-back Harold Moukoudi, 19, as they look to replace 32-year-old Per Mertesacker, who will retire at the end of the season.

Mark Sampson will receive a £80,000 pay-off from the FA after being sacked as England women’s team manager.

Birmingham City are set to name caretaker boss Lee Carsley as their new permanent manager.

Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot says he has “fallen in love” with the city and leaving the club would break his heart.

Brighton star Solly March has no regrets from missing Newcastle trial chance.

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is in talks with Melbourne City,with the 31-year-old set for a loan move.

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded that fellow striker Gareth Bale be dropped to make room for 21-year-old Marco Asensio.

Barcelona reportedly tried to negotiate with Philippe Coutinho without Liverpool’s permission, and had even signed a 20-page agreement with the Brazilian.

Real Madrid are constantly monitoring the progress made by Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.

Real stars have been putting pen to paper to extend their time with the La Liga champions. Dani Carvajal, Karim Benzema, Marcelo and Isco having all renewed over recent weeks and now captain Sergio Ramos is set to join quartet.

Marcelo is set to miss up to a month of action after tearing his hamstring. It leaves Zinedine Zidane without his two senior left-backs, with Theo Hernandez already out with a dislocated shoulder. The Frenchman will have to get creative as he tries to patch up his defence.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has urged Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to sign midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona.

Arsenal are hoping to take advantage of a £26.5m release clause in Dries Mertens’ current contract.

The Gunners have opened talks with Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck over new deals as they look to avoid a repeat of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil debacle.

Arsenal have reportedly accepted that they won’t keep hold of Mesut Ozil – and a winter exit to Inter Milan could be on the cards.

Chelsea are leading Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester City and Manchester United in the hunt for Elye Wahi, 14, who is already scoring goals for Caen’s under-17 side and comes from Courcouronnes, the same Paris suburb as Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has admitted his surprise at how well Alvaro Morata has taken to life at Stamford Bridge.

“They have found a very good player in Morata,” Shevchenko told reporters at the Best FIFA Football Award ceremony in London on Friday.

Diego Costa is moving everything out of England after quitting Chelsea to return to Atletico Madrid – including the nightclub he had installed in his Surrey mansion.

Manchester United and Arsenal are battling it out for Turkish youngster Ferhat Cogalan after a series of impressive performances for Valencia’s junior sides from the 15-year-old.

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho hints Luke Shaw is still miles off being his first-choice left-back.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says he “wants to be a manager” and has described Steven Gerrard as a “very good coach”

Juventus are hopeful of signing one-time Liverpool transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but fear they may eventually be priced out.

The Serie A champions thought a package worth €40m (£35.4m) would be enough but Lazio want close to double that and feel they could get such a fee with Manchester City reportedly showing an interest.

Paris Saint-Germain are without Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore and the world’s most expensive player, Neymar, for their trip to Montpellier. The former Barcelona forward is ruled out with a foot injury but should return for their Champions League match during the week.

Lille sit in 17th place in Ligue 1 and haven’t won since the opening weekend of the season after a 4-0 defeat to Monaco last night. Manager Marcelo Bielsa is not only worried about performances, he’s also concerned about the development of players he signed during the summer: “I feel responsible for the situation. I really regret the price paid by the players for the reality that they have to face.”

Italy striker Andrea Belotti is set to snub a move to Chelsea and instead sign a new deal with Torino.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, says he has no idea if he has a future with the Blues.

Everton are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon striker Seydou Doumbia as Ronald Koeman seeks a long-term replacement for Romelu Lukaku. Doumbia has a reported £55m release clause.

Slaven Bilic has told Andy Carroll he has to show he can stay fit and injury-free this season if he wants to earn a new West Ham contract.

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Mohamed Salah’s immediate impact at Liverpool since his £38m signing from Roma in the summer.

Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy, 23, says he and former Monaco team-mates Kylian Mbappe, 18, Tiemoue Bakayoko, 23, and Bernardo Silva, 23, agreed they would send pictures of themselves at the point of signing for a new club this summer.

Manchester United are set to make a decision about whether Paul Pogba needs surgery on his hamstring injury next week.

Heavyweight boxer Hughie Fury dropped in on Manchester United’s training session on Friday before his world-title fight with WBO champion Joseph Parker this weekend.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino took his players and chairman Daniel Levy out to dinner this week – and picked up the £7,000 bill.

Alternatively, the bill was actually £10,000 for the meal, which was for 50 players and staff at posh West End restaurant The Beast.

American president Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son,Barron, has signed a deal to join MLS side DC United’s under-12 team.

Girona play the biggest game in their history against Barcelona on Saturday – with Man City showing more than a little interest in the fixture.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, has said he never seriously considered leavingBorussia Dortmundfor the Chinese Super League last summer.

Slaven Bilic has told Andy Carroll he has to show he can stay fit and injury-free this season if he wants to earn a new West Ham contract.

Mark Sampson is considering suing the Football Association following his sacking as coach of the England women’s team.

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Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly ready to do battle for a 15-year-old Valencia wonderkid.
Spanish youngster Ferhat Cogalan has been attracting interest throughout Europe, with Galatasaray and AC Milan also keen on the talented attacker.

United are still keeping a close eye on Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.

Manchester City fear they will be beaten to the signature of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain.

Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Alexis Sanchez for Real Madrid in January, according to reports in Spain.

Karim Benzema has said he wants to retire as a Real Madrid player after winning more titles with the Spanish giants.

Linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer, Angel Di Maria was quite happy to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has called on UEFA to deduct points from overspending clubs, saying Paris Saint-Germain’s owners “laugh” at fines.

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has a back injury that will sideline him for at least another month.
Mings has missed Bournemouth’s past two games, victories over Brighton in both the Premier Leagueand Carabao Cup.

Talks between Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and Real Madrid are progressing well.

PSG and Juventus are set to battle it out for Monaco star Fabinho this January.

AC Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma has revealed that he snubbed Real Madrid because he “feels at home” in Milan.

AC Milan are close to reaching an agreement for the signing of Nicolò Canalicchio, 16, who is contracted with Serie B side Ternana at the moment.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he no longer dreams of moving to Real Madrid.

Neymar will not be in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for the trip to Montpellier on Saturday because of a minor foot injury.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Kieran Gibbs was not offered a new contract to stay at Arsenal but believes he should be proud of his career at the club.

Manchester City are hopeful Ilkay Gundogan will be back in action after the next international break after his injury fears were eased.

Liverpool look set to suffer a potential transfer blow, with Inter Milan ready to hand Reds target Zinho Vanheusden a new three-year deal.

Emre Can has vowed to add more goals to his game as he looks to help get Liverpool’s season back on track.

Manchester United will miss out on signing Atletico Madrid strikerAntoine Griezmann,26, as the France international has decided to stay with the La Liga side.

Gareth Barry has revealed that Ronald Koeman “wasn’t happy” when he asked to leave Everton this summer.

Former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey is in contention to succeed Mark Sampson as England women’s manager.

Kurt Zouma admits he wants Stoke City to beat his parent club Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson will start summer signing Mamadou Sakho at Manchester City on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha has said Crystal Palace’s decision to sack Frank de Boer after just four Premier League games is a sign of the “ruthless” nature of football.

West Ham will auction shirts worn in this weekend’s London derby to raise money in aid of the Mexican earthquake.
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, 29, is leading the #YoXMexico initiative alongside international team-mate Miguel Layun.

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Chelsea failed with a final-day offer for Bayern Munich star Rafinha, the Brazilian has admitted.

Chelsea’s sale of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid means the club have made nearly £500m by selling players they no longer need since January 2014.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko wants a reunion with Wolfsburg in January.

Inter are planning to sign Samir Handanovic to a contract extension to ward off interest from Liverpool.

AC Milan and Inter are interested in signing Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic and will do everything they can to sign him next summer.

Juventus are still interested in signing Monaco midfielder Fabinho.
Monaco have slapped a €60m price tag on the player.

Manchester City fear Paris St-Germain are now favourites to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, who is out of contract next summer and is reported to want £400,000 a week in wages.

Chelsea’s sale of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid means the club have made nearly £500m by selling players they no longer need since January 2014.

Chelsea and Everton are weighing up offers for Edinson Cavani amid reports he will look for a way out of Paris Saint-Germain, while Napoli are also interested

Manchester United have contacted the agent of Brazilian star Lucas Lima over a January move to Old Trafford, his representative has claimed.

Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly been alerted to the possibility of signing Napoli star Dries Mertens after details of his exit fee were published in the Italian media.
The player’s exit clause has been set at a rather low €30million – a fee hardly likely to scare off potential suitors.

Paul Pogba, 24, has being ordered to take a 10-day holiday by Manchester United ahead of his rehab for a hamstring injury.

Wayne Rooney has hired an ex-Manchester United bodyguard known as ‘Big Ginge’, who has been driving him to Everton training after his two-year driving ban.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has allocated £180million on new players in Januaryand wants to sign one attacker and one defender on the back of their disappointing start to the season. Forwards Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala and Timo Werner all in their sights, while Bayern Munich star David Alaba and Athletic Bilbao ace Aymeric Laporte are also reported targets

Manchester City scouts were in attendance last night as Lazio suffered a 4-1 defeat to Napoli. City have been linked with a move for €70m-rated Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Manchester United have earned more than half a billion pounds for the second successive year, with a record-breaking revenue of £581.2m.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola insisted Yaya Toure remains an important part of his squad after the midfielder’s 300th game for the club.

West Ham sent scouts to watch SPAL defender Francesco Vicari on Wednesday night ahead of a possible January swoop.

Arsenal have made an approach to sign 19-year-old Marseille defender Christopher Rocchia.

However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says the club are no longer interested in signing West Brom’s 29-year-old centre-back Jonny Evans, who was linked with them this summer.

Liverpool are plotting a move for 18-year-old Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.

Leeds’ versatile defender Conor Shaughnessy has signed a new four-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship club.

Aston Villa are one of five Championship clubs reported to be keeping tabs on Rangers’ Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos, 21, following a goal-laden beginning in Scotland that has seen him score eight times in 10 games.

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 23, crashed his car on his way home from training – but escaped serious injury.

Before he left for Chelsea, striker Alvaro Morata, 24, warned Real Madrid president Florentino Perez that manager Zinedine Zidane’s preferential treatment of players would hinder the La Liga champions this season.

Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has revealed that he wants to get into management when he finally hangs up his boots.

Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans “meant well with their songs” but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called “racist”.

Barcelona’s record signing Ousmane Dembele has revealed he will be back “in two months” time after suffering a torn thigh muscle.

Jeremy Mathieu claims Neymar quit Barcelona for PSG to give himself a chance to win the Ballon d’Or.

Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla have all joined Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace in the race to sign £17.5m-rated Besiktas star Cenk Tosun.

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has admitted his club have held talks over a possible deal for Genoa’s teenage sensation Pietro Pellegri. The 16-year-old is also wanted by Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Beppe Marotta says the Italian club will be powerless to prevent forward Paulo Dybala leaving for Barcelona if the 23-year-old wants the move.

Burnley sign former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard

Burnley have signed former Manchester United keeper Anders Lindegaard on a deal until the end of the season.
The 33-year-old Denamrk international was a free agent after leaving Preston at the end of last season.

Lindegaard had been training with the Clarets and Sean Dyche has added the player to his squad after injury sustained to Tom Heaton.

Heaton will be out for months “rather than weeks”, according to Dyche after he had surgery on a shoulder injury he sustained in the recent 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

“I’ve had a good week here and I’ve had a very good impression of the whole club and all the people here. It’s not hard to fit in nicely here,” Lindegaard told Clarets Player HD.
“It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.
“I have seen the first two games Nick has played and he’s done very well. I have a lot of respect for that.
“I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department and we’ll see what happens down the line.

“I feel good physically and I still want to play. I come here with a good spirit and I have a lot of enthusiasm for getting started.
“I sensed from the first day I came in there was a good atmosphere, that things are in a good place, and it has paid off with a good start to the season.”

Lindegaard will wear shirt number 22 and provide back up to Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins.

Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for sale of Diego Costa

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.

Atletico will pay more than £50m for the Spain international, who will now have a medical in Madrid and discuss personal terms.
Chelsea will not be subsiding his wages after he has signed for Atletico.

A Chelsea statement read:

“Chelsea Football Club has today agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Diego Costa.

“The transfer will be subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.”

Costa refused to return to Chelsea’s Cobham training base this summer, instead remaining in Brazil in hope that Atletico could strike a deal to bring him back to Madrid.

Atletico failed to push through the move before the transfer deadline, safe in the knowledge that Costa would not be able to play for them until January due to the club’s transfer ban.
Costa has not played for 98 days since he appeared for Spain in a World Cup Qualifier against Macedonia in June.

The two teams play each other next Wednesday in the Champions League.

He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea won the title.

Newcastle goalkeeper turns Brighton move to permanent deal

Goalkeeper Tim Krul has turned his season-long loan from Newcastle to Brighton into a permanent deal.

The Holland international, who made his Albion debut in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup defeat to Bournemouth, has signed a one-year contract with Chris Hughton’s Premier League side.

The deal brings to an end Krul’s 12-year association with Newcastle and means he is now eligible to face his former club when the two sides meet at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.

“Everyone at Newcastle United would like to thank Tim for his long service to the club and wish him and his family well for the future,” read a statement on Newcastle’s website.

The 29-year-old joined Newcastle from Dutch club ADO Den Haag in 2005.

He went on to make 184 appearances for the Magpies and also had loan spells with Falkirk, Carlisle, Ajax and AZ Alkmaar.

Joe Ledley joins Derby on a free transfer

Derby have signed Wales international midfielder Joe Ledley on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old had been without a club since his release by Crystal Palace at the end of last season and has now joined the Rams on a short-term deal until January.

Ledley, who has made 507 career appearances and scored 64 goals, will be available for Derby’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham on Saturday.

Gary Rowett’s County side currently sit 15th in the table and were thumped 4-1 at Bristol City in their last game.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Real Madrid to beat arch-rivals Barcelona to the signing of Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes.

Real Madrid have targeted Harry Kane as the long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, and are ready to pay £120million to land the striker.

Real president Florentino Perez has drawn up a five-man shortlist to replace their record-breaking goalscorer Ronaldo, who at the age of 32, is in the autumn of his career.
Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski have all been mentioned as possible targets.

Jose Mourinho is planning an offer for Alexis Sanchez in a bid to convince him to join Manchester United.

Everton have punished Wayne Rooney for his drink-driving incident by fining him two weeks wages, but there is a positive twist.
The money that Everton will fine Rooney with will all go to the clubs charity, Everton in the Community.

Wayne Rooney will still be offered the chance to become a Manchester United ambassador despite admitting drink-driving.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba credits Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes as the two players who have had the biggest impact on his Old Trafford career.

Barcelona are hoping to beat Bayern Munich to the signing of Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

AC Milan want to beat Chelsea and Manchester United to the signing of Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri by agreeing a January deal.

Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and had lined up Thomas Muller as his replacement.

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is ready to move to the Premier League.

Athletic Bilbao winger Inaki Williams has revealed that he was pleased to be linked with a move to Liverpool.

Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano has been chosen by UEFA to host the 2019 Champions League final.
Atletico’s new stadium only opened on Saturday for their 1-0 La Liga win over Malaga, but has now been selected to stage European club football’s biggest game next season on June 1, 2019.

Manchester United target Ivan Perisic has no release clause in his new contract, Inter Milan have confirmed.

Manchester City have been using the persuasive powers of Brazil midfielder Fernandinho to help secure their transfer targets.

City striker Gabriel Jesus is set for a new deal, with the club preparing to double the 20-year-old’s wages to £150,000 a week.

Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said there is no rift between Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

Lazio have reportedly named their asking price for Manchester City and Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Werder Bremen will sign U.S. under-20 international attacker Josh Sargent when he turns 18 in February.

FIFA has launched an investigation into Chelsea’s recruitment of youth players, it has been revealed.

Liverpool could lose Emre Can on a free because they cannot agree on a release clause with the midfielder.

Arsene Wenger has signalled a clear desire to offer Jack Wilshere a new contract if he proves his fitness by admitting that it would be “a dream” for the midfielder to finally realise his potential with Arsenal.

Arsenal are eyeing a possible January move for PSG man Julian Draxler.

Burton Albion midfielder Matty Lund says he twice turned down moves to Manchester United.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola eased any worries over Ilkay Gundogan’s fresh injury scare last night.

Head coach Antonio Conte says Chelsea need David Luiz to play against Atletico Madrid with a broken wrist.

Arsene Wenger has admitted he once fell short in efforts to bring midfielder Gareth Barry to Arsenal.

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini believes he still has a future in the game. The 33-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

Former Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has emerged as a surprise candidate for the vacant managerial position at Birmingham City.

Former Middlesbrough striker Fabrizio Ravanelli is among more than 30 applicants for the manager’s job at Chesterfield.

Barcelona players showed their support for team-mate Ousmane Dembele, who has had hamstring surgery, by wearing shirts featuring the message ‘Courage Ousmane’ before their match against Eibar.

England Women’s head coach Mark Sampson has been sacked after information came to light about his conduct during his time at Bristol Academy.

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Neymar reportedly wants his PSG team-mate Edinson Cavani sold after the pair argued during the weekend win over Lyon.

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss at least the next three weeks with a groin injury, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until January after surgery on his broken left foot.

Former Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho is still waiting for clearance to play for new club Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho, 17, cost Dortmund around £10mwhen he joined from City on transfer deadline day at the end of August.

Manchester City have opened talks with Gabriel Jesus’ entourage over a new contract.

City are attempting to sign 17-year-old goalkeeper Berke Ozer from Turkish club Altinordu.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, is yet to accept a new contract offer as his advisers hold out for an improved deal.

United are concerned about losing Angel Gomes, with the 17-year-old forward yet to sign his first professional contract.

Manchester United are tracking the progress of Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini in addition to his team-mate Radja Nainggolan.

Chelsea are interested in signing Genoa ace Pietro Pellegri.

Pellegri became the youngest player ever to score a Serie A double – reducing his father, Marco, to tears in the process.

Luke Shaw, 22, is set to make his first competitiveManchester Unitedappearance of the season whenBurton Albionvisit Old Trafford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez is set to disappoint his suitors by signing a new contract at the club.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is not in negotiations with the club over a new contract, according to Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs have joined the race to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery must reach the Champions League semi-finals this season if he wants to stay in his job.

Real Madrid are looking at Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa as a potential long-term replacement for Keylor Navas following their protracted pursuit of Manchester United’s David de Gea.

Dani Carvajal has credited the exit of Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid as the turning point in his career after he signed a new deal to 2022.

Barcelona failed in a €140m offer for Antoine Griezmann this summer after Atletico Madrid insisted he would only leave for his €200m exit fee.

Barcelona also failed in an effort to prise Saul Niguez from Atleti.
Barca apparently bid €80million for Saul, with the player’s release clause set at €150million.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard keeps calling Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over sorting him out a move to Spain.

Manchester United are amongst a raft of Premier League sides — including Liverpool, Man City and Everton — looking to capitalise on the closing down of Huddersfield Town’s youth academy.

Jack Wilshere is set to run down the final year of his Arsenal contract and look to seal a move to West Ham.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions, although the deal has not yet been announced officially.

AC Milan have targeted a move for Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana.

Liverpool target Stefan De Vrij is not nearer to signing a new contract at Lazio.

Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are facing the threat of legal action after leading clubs were told they should “hang their heads in shame” at breaking a collective promise to meet minimum standards for disabled fans.

Portuguese newspapers claim that Everton scouts attended Saturday’s league game between Boavista and Benfica to check on Raul Jimenez.

Sunderland and Everton players will wear the logo of the Bradley Lowery Foundation on their shirts for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup third-round clash between the clubs.

Derby County could make a move for midfielder Joe Ledley, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace in the summer.

Brendan Rodgers says Dedryck Boyata is the next Celtic player he wants to secure on an extended contract.

Jay Heaps has been fired as the manager of the New England Revolution, the MLS club confirmed on Tuesday.
Heaps was let go with five games remaining in the regular season after spending six seasons in charge of the Revs, compiling a regular season record of 75-81-43.

Tab Ramos has agreed to an extension with U.S. Soccer to remain coach of the United States under-20 team and youth technical director.

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick has been banned from all football-related activities for six years by FIFA’s ethics committee.

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane is Real Madrid’s ‘Plan B’ if they fail to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

Real Madrid have started talks with Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, over a move in January – but senior players at the Spanish club don’t want the Chilean to join.

Arsenal and Everton are battling Atletico Madrid to sign Uruguayan winger Federico Martinez – the man branded the new Angel Di Maria.

Arsenal saw a £35m bid to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus fail this summer.

The Gunners want to sign PSG winger Lucas Moura in January.

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has been banned for three matches after being sent off for a high boot challenge on Borussia Monchengladbach’s Christoph Kramer on Saturday.

Leipzig are reportedly on the brink of tying down young central defensive prospect Dayot Upamecano to a bumper new deal.

Atletico Madrid have made a final €65m bid for wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Agent Mino Raiola has now plans to engineer a move to Barcelona, Man Utd or Chelsea for new client Marco Verratti – and believes his career can continue to thrive at PSG.

Genoa’s 16-year-old sensation Pietro Pellegri is being linked with moves to Arsenal, Manchester City and AC Milan after becoming the youngest player to score a Serie A brace this weekend.

Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Everton fans are questioning their club’s decision to sign a sleeve sponsorship deal with Angry Birds as they are worried the logo may contain red.

Manchester United tried to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer, according to his agent Mateja Kezman.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has ruled out a future transfer to PSG after insisting he would only ever sign for Lille in Ligue 1.

Adrien Silva has returned to Portugal as Leicester continue to wait on his availability.
The Portugal international is not allowed to train with the Foxes after FIFA blocked his £22m switch from Sporting Lisbon because his documentation was received by the FA 14 seconds after the deadline.

Leicester rejected bids from bothTottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth for 21-year-old winger Demarai Gray this summer.

Jose Mourinho believes former striker Wayne Rooney, 31, will return to Old Trafford in the future after leaving for Everton in the summer.

Manchester City will open talks with Kevin de Bruyne, 26, over a new contract and the Belgium midfielder could double his existing £6m-a-year wages.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, 26, could face a lengthy lay-off after limping off with a suspected groin tear in the 73rd minute against Chelsea.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 30, says Arsenal passed up on the opportunity to re-sign him when he returned to England from Barcelona in 2014.

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko’s former youth club Montrouge are getting two minibuses as part of his £40m move from Monaco.

Paris St-Germain could run out of Neymar shirts after selling 120,000 in the last month.

Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has rejected the chance to manage Alaves.

Jurgen Klopp insists strong starts to the season by Manchester United and Manchester City have not placed added pressure on Liverpool.

Klopp has reportedly told Daniel Sturridge he has until the end of the year to prove his worth to Liverpool – or face being sold, possibly as early as January.

Ernesto Valverde has said the injury that has sidelined record Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembele for the next four months could have been partially caused by inexperience.

Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of Bayern Munich’s trip to Schalke on Tuesday and could face a longer spell on the sidelines with a foot injury, according to German newspaper Bild.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic believes it is “almost impossible” to partner Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez in attack.

Rio Ferdinand is expected to announce his intention to take up professional boxing at the age of 38.

Schalke are prepared to offer Leon Goretzka a club record €10 million-a-year contract in a bid to persuade the midfielder to sign a new deal.

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown, 32, hasn’t ruled out signing another contract extension at the age of 34 despite only penning a new two-year deal last week.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, has reportedly sold his fleet of cars as he prepares to leave Stamford Bridge and return to Spain.

Leeds are planning to sign Argentinian striker Emiliano Buendia from Getafe in January.

Former England manager Sam Allardyce, 62, could appear on ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ for a six-figure sum.

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Manchester United reportedly fear that Paul Pogba could be sidelined until the new year following his hamstring injury.

However, United manager Jose Mourinho have rubbiseg the report and insists he still does not know how bad Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury is.
“It’s a muscular injury in the hamstring but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days. It’s completely nonsense information.”

Robert Lewandowski is heading for the Bayern Munich exit this January, with Manchester City linked to the Poland international.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been discussed as possible destinations for Lewandowski, but “the striker’s familiarity with his former boss could trump either of those ­rival suitors” the report claims.

Real Madrid playmaker Isco has admitted that he has been the subject of Barcelona transfer talk, but never wanted to make the move happen. “There was some contact from Barca, but I never listened to it,” he said.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo’s eight-year-old son netted a hat-trick on his Real Madrid youth team debut.

Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos has revealed his team-mate Neymar is struggling to get to grips with the French language after his move from Barcelona.

PSG are looking to offload up to five players in January with wingers Julian Draxler, 23, Angel di Maria, 29, and Lucas Moura, 25, all said to be heading for the exit.

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 28, was told by team-mate Luka Modric to consider a move to Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho has sent scouts to watch an Atletico Madrid star and a Roma midfielder – Radja Nainggolan and Saul Niguez as Roma drew 0-0 with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last week.

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool did not sign another centre-half after missing out on Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, 26, because he could not find the right alternative.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was happy to sell Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool, but the board did not allow it, a report claims.

Leicester are set to complete the £22m signing ofSporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva after approval from Fifa.

Tottenham are interested in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, 24, which could put any move for Everton’s Ross Barkley, 23, in doubt.

Everton have stepped up their interest in Uruguay winger Federico Martinez, 21, who plays for Liverpool FC in Montevideo.

Dele Alli has opened talks with Tottenham over a new deal at the club.

Philippe Coutinho admits Barcelona’s persistent interest was difficult to ignore but insists he remains committed to Liverpool.

Barcelona reserve Aleix Vidal is an AC Milan target. The Italian giants are interested in taking the Spaniard on loan in January following a long-term injury to their first-choice right-back, Andrea Conti.

Chelsea target Alex Sandro could be set for a new deal with Juventus. The reigning Serie A champions saw off Premier League interest over the summer and could now offer the Brazilian an improved contract until 2022.

AC Milan are looking to add a box-to-box midfielder, with Kerem Demirbay, Jakub Jankto, Leon Goretzka, Milan Badelj and Alfred Duncan all possible options.

Former Arsenal target Kostas Manolas is set to sign a new contract with Roma. The centre-back, who nearly joined Zenit Saint Petersburg in the summer window, could extend his deal to 2021 with a release clause of €35m (£30.8m).

Former Tottenham Hotspur target Mark Uth could leave Hoffenheim at the end of the season. The German striker’s current contract runs out next summer and he has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, 25, interests Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus.

Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are being chased by video streaming sites Netflix and Amazon Prime over a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

Watford are interested in Olympiacos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui, 25. The Norway captain is out of contract next summer.

Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, says he welcomes speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne will land a new £200,000-a-week deal.

Yaya Toure is bewildered about being frozen out of the Manchester City first team.

Manchester City have landed a £700,000 windfall from Denis Suarez’s substitute appearance for Barcelona in the Catalans’ win at Getafe.

Marouane Fellaini has opened talks with Manchester United about a new contract.

Eden Hazard has been urged to join Paris Saint-Germain by his Belgium national teammate Thomas Meunier.

Liverpool and Chelsea are fighting it out to poach rookie winger Joseph Hungbo from Crystal Palace.

Daniel Sturridge’s long-term Liverpool future is shrouded in doubt – with the Merseyside club still to open talks about a new contract.

Nice midfielder Jean Seri has vowed to stay until at least the end of the season. The 26-year-old interests Barcelona.

Having impressed against Lazio in Europa League action for Vitesse Arnhem, Milot Rashica could be the subject of a January bid from the Roman side. The 21-year-old, who is also wanted by Napoli, has a €10m (£8.8m) price tag.

Germany international Timo Werner has emerged as a Real Madrid target, and the striker is pleased to hear the rumours. “Of course it makes me happy to hear that clubs like Madrid are interested in me,” he admitted. “I would be lying if I said it didn’t interest me.”

The ex-agent of reported Liverpool and Inter Milan target Emre Mor has spoken out in a bizarre rant on social media.
Both the Serie A side and Liverpool had been linked with signing the Turkey starlet last summer, but the player eventually sealed a switch to Spanish outfit Celta Vigo.
“Soon The Italian Media Will Know The Truth And Let This Lesson Teach Clubs Not To Play With Football Careers ! Too Be Continued ……….!” the message read.

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Crystal Palace have announced the departure of assistant manager Sammy Lee following the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the club’s new boss.

Manchester United are targeting a move for Roma’s teenage winger Mirko Antonucci, who has yet to sign his first professional contract.

United have added Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic to their wanted list.

Baseball hero Billy Beane is part of a consortium set to take over Championship club Barnsley.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said he wants more from Gareth Bale as injuries and suspensions bite ahead of the visit to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Real president Florentino Perez has made contact with Alexis Sanchez’s representatives over a potential deal for the Arsenal striker.

Diego Costa is edging ever closer to a move to Atletico Madrid, but the Spanish club are waiting for Chelsea to respond to their latest offer. A bid of €60m (£53.2m) has been made, but the make-up of the deal includes payment in installments and plenty of performance related add-ons.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has yet to hold any discussions with the club regarding a new contract.

Barcelona will not return with a fresh offer to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho in January.

Julian Draxler is unhappy since Neymar’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain and will push for a move to Barcelona in January.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has called on his agent to find him a move in the summer of 2018.

Thomas Muller would prefer to join Manchester United, if he leaves Bayern Munich for a transfer to the Premier League.

PSG are relying on the combined marketing power of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to recoup around €400m (£354.8m) as they look to avoid financial fair play trouble.

Inter Milan will make an approach for Adrien Rabiot, after it was revealed his mother and agent, Veronique, has set certain stipulations if he’s to sign a new contract at PSG, including a preferred position on the left of midfield.

Inter Milan and Napoli are interested in signing Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer during the January transfer window.

Aymeric Laporte is set to reject Barcelona in favour of a £57 million move to Real Madrid, according to a report.

Liverpool are among the clubs showing an interest in Fiorentina’s teenage winger Federico Chiesa.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder Dele Alli, 21, needs to keep his focus on his football as six of football’s biggest agencies try to sign him up.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, says he is concentrating on trying to win trophies with Spurs while the Belgium international’s father and agent sort out his contract.

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is open to a move to the Premier League, but Real Madrid are likely to rival any bid for the 21-year-old Germany international.

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says forward Lionel Messi is already playing under the terms of his new contract with the club, even though the 30-year-old has yet to sign it.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic expects Manchester United to achieve great things this season – and to return from injury better than ever.

Manchester United should sign Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane, 24, and Borussia Dortmund’s 28-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says former United striker Louis Saha.

Everton have to sign a number nine in the January transfer window to stand any chance of qualifying for Europe, says former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves.

Everton defender Michael Keane, 24, says former club Manchester United “showed a lot of interest” in signing him in the summer but he chose a switch to Goodison Park from Burnley for more first-team football as he “wasn’t as big a fan” of United as he had been.

West Brom’s Chinese owners have rejected an approach from a US investor to buy the club.

Burnley defender James Tarkowski, 24, has rejected an approach to play for Poland as he is hopeful of turning out for England.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears academy midfielder Brahim Diaz, 18, could be tempted by a move toReal Madrid.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is confident defender and captain Jamaal Lascelles, 23, will soon sign an improved contract.

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Mame Biram Diouf has penned a new three-year contract at Stoke to keep him at the club until 2020.

Manchester United have agreed to sign 15-year-old midfielder Charlie McCann from Coventry.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco agrees a new five-year deal with the club until the end of the 2021-2022 season.

Casemiro says the booing of Gareth Bale by sections of the Real Madrid support is completely wrong.

Real Madrid are expected to complete the signing of 17-year-old Rodrigo Rodrigues from Novorizontino.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has had surgery on a shoulder injury and is expected to be out “for months”, Burnley manager Sean Dyche has announced.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is wanted by Real Madrid.

Arsene Wenger will move to bring former Chelsea forward Juan Cuadrado back to the Premier League from Juventus if Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal.

Paul Pogba is set to be out for between a month and six weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained in Tuesday’s Champions League win over Basel.

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs has suffered a ‘nasty’ eye injury in a freak accident during training, says manager Craig Shakespeare.

The Foxes are preparing to launch an appeal against FIFA’s decision to deny the registration of Adrien Silva.

Real Madrid are set to rekindle their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard next summer.

Real have joined the race to sign Barcelona target Maxime Lopez.

Inter are planning to double the release clause in Mauro Icardi’s contract to £190 million in an effort to fend off interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

Juventus are plotting a shock January move for Wales star Gareth Bale in a bid to beat Manchester United to his signature.

Pepe insists he feels no sadness over his departure from Real Madrid earlier this year. The Portugal defender joined Besiktas on a free transfer during the summer.

Timo Werner has admitted he could leave RB Leipzig next summer, saying there are 10 clubs he’s consider signing for.

Massimiliano Allegri has told Juventus officials he wants to sign Chelsea’s Pedro this January.

Juventus are interested in signing Joaquin Ardain, who is known as the “little Cavani” in Uruguay. The player is also wanted by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Porto.

Inter Milan and Liverpool have sounded out Fiorentina over the possibility of signing Federico Chiesa.

Napoli are negotiating with Algerian full-back Faouzi Ghoulam over a new deal at the Stadio San Paolo amid fresh talk linking the player with Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti will seek a return to the Premier League next summer if Bayern Munich trigger a break clause in his three-year contract as head coach.

Neymar has said his focus is firmly on helping new club Paris Saint-Germain to win trophies rather than landing the Ballon d’Or.

New Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been promised £40 million in transfer funds for the January window to save the club from relegation

Roy Hodgson is plotting a January move for Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25.

Former PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has spoken about his new-found happiness since his move to Torino.

Adrien Rabiot, superb in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League, is out of contract in 2019.
His mother, and agent, has set three conditions that the club will have to meet if she and the Arsenal transfer targetare to agree to any contract: the club must have an exciting project; he must be playing in his correct position (left of the central midfield); and they need to sign a new defensive midfielder.

Former Newcastle United playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa could be integrated back into the PSG squad this weekend.

Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent, 39, has signed for ninth-tier Southern Combination League side Wick.

Arsenal and Leicester tried to sign 29-year-old Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes before the Germany international joined Juventus on loan, says his agent.

Tottenham, Everton and Burnleyare all interested in Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney, 26.

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is being courted by super agents Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola.

Santos president Modesto Roma Junior has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain will pay the Brazilian club nearly €9 million in solidarity money after Neymar’s €222m summer move from Barcelona.

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) appeals committee on Thursday downgraded Marcelo’s two-match ban for kicking Levante’s Jefferson Lerma to one match.
The Brazilian will only miss the match on Sunday against Real Sociedad, and will be available to return again next Wednesday for a La Liga match against Betis.

Arsene Wenger denies reports that contract negotiations with playmaker Mesut Ozil have broken down. The 28-year-old’s current deal at the Emirates expires at the end of this season.

Doubts are being raised over Gonzalo Higuain’s ability to perform against the best teams in the Champions League.

On loan at Valencia from Manchester United, 21-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira has no idea if there is a clause in his contract that would see him switch back to Old Trafford during the January window.

The FA sends a video to Fifa in a bid to prove that Dele Alli’s middle-finger gesture was aimed at England team-mate Kyle Walker.

Fernando Llorente says he joined Tottenham over Chelsea after a last-minute call from Mauricio Pochettino on Deadline Day.

Craig Bellamy has likened Harry Kane to Real Madrid legend Raul after his display in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Fulham claimed their first home win of the season as Stefan Johansen sealed a 2-1 victory over Hull at Craven Cottage.

Everton are reportedly tracking Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston, who caught the eye in his battle with Neymar in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Cologne fans marched through central London this afternoon ahead of tonight’s Europa League tie against Arsenal.

The four pots for the World Cup finals draw will all be allocated based on the FIFA World Ranking, following a decision taken by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid president denies talk of signing Diego Costa this week

Diego Costa’s future has been plunged into doubt once again after Atletico Madrid’s president denied his club were planning to sign him any time soon.

Atleti president Enrique Cerezo said:

“If his [Costa’s] family are moving [to Madrid], I do not know. What I know is that Costa is a Chelsea player and until January, there is time to talk to his club and with whoever else.”

When pressed if the player might sign for the club now with the deal set to be finalised at the turn of tje year, Cerezo added: “We are not going to do anything until January.”

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Manchester United are plotting a shock move to sign Mesut Ozil on a free transfer next summer.

Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will both be rested for Arsenal’s Europa League opener against Cologne on Thursday, although manager Arsene Wenger hinted he will use a strong squad for the game.

Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba could be out for a “few weeks” after lasting just 18 minutes in Man Utd’s Champions League opener.

Mourinho accused his players of jeopardising Champions League victory over Basel by playing “Playstation football”.

Diego Costa has arrived in Madrid and plans to live in the Spanish capital until he finalises his return to Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.

Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.

Jack Wilshere will end his long association with Arsenal in January after agreeing a move to Fenerbahce.

Arsenal are continuing to follow the progress of Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto.

Real Madrid are tracking the progress of Manchester City’s teenage forward Brahim Diaz.

Marco Asensio will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia because of an infected pimple.

Tottenham’s Dele Alli starts a three-game European ban against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
The midfielder was sent off for a dangerous tackle as Gent knocked them out of the Europa League in February.

Barcelona are ready to end their interest in Philippe Coutinho and will instead pursue a January deal for Jean-Michael Seri.

Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he wanted Alvaro Morata to stay at Real Madrid, and that the club now lack a centre forward.

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta insists his side have never received an approach for Barcelona for Paulo Dybala.

Iker Casillas has confirmed he decided to stay at Porto this summer and reject a possible move, with Liverpool among his suitors.

Patrik Schick’s agent has revealed that the player had a better offer from PSG, but chose to join Roma from Sapdoria for the good of his career.

Inter Milan beat Atletico Madrid to the signing of defender Milan Skriniar, it has emerged.

Mathieu Debuchy was close to joining Nice from Arsenal this summer, but the move broke down late in the day.

Elvis Kabashi will join Serie C side AS Viterbese Castrense as a free agent after he was allowed to leave Juventus this summer.

Celtic have been charged by Uefa after a fan ran on to the pitch and aimed a kick at Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

Argentina forward Carlos Tevez is “overweight” and will not play for Shanghai Shenhua until he gets fit, says the club’s new coach Wu Jingui.
“Both [Tevez] and Freddy Guarin are overweight. When you are on the pitch, if you can’t play at 100%, then it is completely meaningless.”

Former FIFA official Miguel Maduro has said he banned Vitaly Mutko from football’s ruling council in March after resisting strong pressure from the FIFA leadership.

Maduro — who chaired the governance committee of world football’s governing body before being removed from the post in May — prevented Mutko, a Russian deputy prime minister who is head of the 2018 World Cup organising committee, from seeking re-election to the council on grounds of political interference.

Crystal Palace appoint former Liverpool and England manager Roy Hodgson as Frank de Boer’s replacement

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as their new manager in place of the sacked Frank de Boer.

De Boer departed on Monday, only 77 days into a three-year contract, after Palace became the first team in England’s top division to lose their opening four league fixtures without scoring since Preston 93 years ago.

At 70 years and 34 days old, Hodgson is the oldest man to be appointed as a permanent manager in the Premier League.

Ray Lewington, a former Palace caretaker boss, who worked with Hodgson at England and Fulham, has been named as his assistant.

A new first-team coach will be announced shortly.

Hodgson, who was also approached when Sam Allardyce was appointed to succeed Alan Pardew at Palace in December, takes on his first managerial role since resigning from the England post after Euro 2016.

The 70-year-old last worked in the Premier League with West Brom in 2012 before leaving to become England manager.

A year earlier he had inspired them, as he did similarly relegation-threatened Fulham in 2007-08, to survival.
Between his time at Fulham and West Brom, Hodgson had an unsuccessful spell at Liverpool that lasted only six months.

The Croydon-born Hodgson will be returning to the club with whom he began his playing career in 1965.

He spent three years on Palace’s books as a young defender in the 1960s before leaving without making an appearance.

He will take charge for Palace’s Premier League game against Southampton on Saturday at Selhurst Park.

Palace represent Hodgson’s fifth Premier League appointment of his managerial career, after Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool and West Brom.

He told the official Palace website:

“This is very much the club of my boyhood, and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories.
“In those days I had dreams of playing for the team, then as a coach you think about coaching the team, and a lot has happened in between times.
“It is very rewarding to find myself here now, in different times, as the Palace manager at a club that I have always loved and admired with a huge potential.
“We are the club of south London, with an enormously large fanbase. The ambitions here are realistic, there is an enormous potential for growth and I hope we can achieve our goals.”

Hodgson was adamant his new side can shrug off their dismal start to the season.
He said:

“I don’t honestly believe that there is necessarily a lot that needs to be done.
“You can always get off to a bad start, [but] what we’ve got to remember is our fate will be decided after 38 games, not four.
“We’ve got to work hard to get back on track but I know that my attitude is shared by the players and it is my job to let them know what I want from them.”

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Barcelona offered €45m and a further €5m in add-ons, but failed to match PSG’s €60m asking price for Angel Di Maria.

Barca have delayed the signing of Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina, 22, in order to avoid upsetting Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.

Reported Manchester United target Paulo Dybala has hinted he would consider a move to Barcelona if he ever left Juventus.

Paris Saint-Germain did not offer Kylian Mbappe the best financial package, according to their president Nasser al-Khelaifi.

Nasser al-Khelaifi is “confident” the club has not broken Financial Fair Play regulations after the £200m world-record signing of Neymar, 25, and the potential £165m transfer of striker Kylian Mbappe, 18.

Carlo Ancelotti has said speculation he is planning to take a job in China is “a joke” as he set his sights on Champions League glory with Bayern Munich.

Goalkeeper Ederson has been named in Manchester City’s squad for their opening Champions League group game against Feyenoord on Wednesday.

Ederson has returned to training wearing protective headgear following his clash with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.

The Football Association has upheld Sadio Mane’s three-game ban after his red card in Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has returned to work.
Benitez, 57, had been forced to watch Sunday’s 1-0 win at Swanseafrom home as he recovered from surgery to deal with an infection following a hernia operation two years ago.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 28, says there was an “argument” for moving to Manchester United and becoming the team’s biggest star but he stayed at the Bernabeu as “the main thing, when you look back on your career, is that you look at your trophies”.

Trabzonspor manager Muharrem Usta says he held “direct talks” with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, about a loan move to the Turkish club “but the move stalled at the last moment”.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba claims Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, 24, who joined Spurs from Paris St-Germain, has signed for the wrong team.

Chelsea newcomer Antonio Rudiger performed his version of Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit A Milli as his initiation song – which was recorded on Michy Batshuayi’s Instagram story.

West Ham missed out on signing the former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle, 26, from Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day.

Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij, 25, is also attracting interest from Inter Milan and Juventus, who are keen to sign the Lazio defender on a free transfer.

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, had no intention of returning to Italy this summer rather than re-signing forManchester United.

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann has added to speculation that he could one day coach Bayern Munich by revealing his wife and children will move to Munich, and suggesting it is his dream club.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has begun planning a major attacking overhaul.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is holding out an olive branch for Andres Iniesta, saying the club is in his blood and he should not consider leaving.

Roy Hodgson is finalising a deal to become the new Crystal Palace manager on a two-year contract, and will receive a bonus if Palace remain in the Premier League.

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio insists he would not join PSG, while he has hinted he chose the Bernabeu giants over a move to rivals Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid will finally complete the signing of Diego Costa from Chelsea this week.

AC Milan have hit back at super-agent Mino Raiola over his claims about their star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Leicester are confident winger Demarai Gray, 21, will sign a new contract worth £50,000 a week.

Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown, 20, has signed a pre-contract with Manchester City and will join the club in January.

Leipzig are hopeful of keeping Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Timo Werner. Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff: “We play in the Champions League. We offer Timo the chance to make the next step. We are totally relaxed.”

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill is arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court on 10 October.

Sky will be able to stream all midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League.

South African football chiefs have agreed a 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”.
World governing body Fifa ordered the replay after the referee for the original game, Joseph Lamptey, was bannedfor manipulating the match.
The South African Football Association (Safa) had been considering an appeal but now says it agrees with Fifa.
However it said it would appeal should the referee’s ban be overturned.

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Antione Griezmann and Gareth Bale are Manchester United’s top two summer targets.

United are keeping their number seven shirt free for 26-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann, whom they believe they can eventually sign from Atletico Madrid for £100m.

Thomas Muller says he was given the chance to sign for Manchester United two years ago, but is happy at Bayern Munich.

Manchester United are close to finalising a new contract with Ander Herrera.

United are still interested in pursuing €35m-rated defensive midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

Manchester City have secured a deal to sign highly-rated Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown.

Barcelona have beaten Manchester City to the signing of Palmeiras starlet Yerry Mina.

Lionel Messi still has many more years to give to Barcelona before he moves on, says Luis Suarez.

Chelsea are targeting Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Atakan Akkaynak, but will have to beat Barcelona to his signature to get him.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hit out at Robert Lewandowski for his criticism of the club’s transfer policy.

Bayern Munich legend Stefan Effenberg believes the German champions should think about selling Robert Lewandowski after the striker “attacked the philosophy” of the club in the media.

Bayern Munich legend Stefan Effenberg believes the German champions should think about selling Robert Lewandowski after the striker “attacked the philosophy” of the club in the media.

Bayern have offered Arturo Vidal a new contract to stave off interest from Chelsea and AC Milan.

Chelsea and Liverpool are vying to sign Uruguayan teenager Sebatstian Caceres.
The centre-back, who is just 18, has broken into the first team at Montevideo club Liverpool FC in Uruguay.

Roma will battle Arsenal in a January race to sign Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Giminez in January.

Arsene Wenger has sensationally admitted he turned down the chance to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2002.

Still-improving N’Golo Kante is the best player in the Premier League insists Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Phillipe Coutinho is in contention to feature in Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday.

Liverpool will appeal against the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban for his dismissal against Manchester City.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been offered to AC Milan.

Tottenham were interested in signing Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic this summer.

Mino Raiola admits he can see Juventus forward Paulo Dybala playing for Chelsea, Man Utd, or Man City in the future.

Raiola has also hinted Marco Verratti could leave PSG next summer – putting Barcelona and Manchester United back on alert.

Raiola believes AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was very close to leaving the club. The Italy international was linked with a move away from the club throughout the summer before eventually signing a new contract. “There is nothing personal with them, but the problem is I do not believe in their project,” says Raiola.

Massimiliano Allegri wants Italy to follow England’s lead and shorten the summer transfer window. “I hope we will do the same thing,” said the Juventus manager. “That would be good news, not just for me, but for everyone.”

Monaco have explained why they decided to keep Arsenal target Thomas Lemar this summer.
“Along with Fabinho, he [Lemar] is particularly important to us and has many qualities,” said their manager Leonardo Jardim. “In addition, they have a strong mentality and are very regular over a season. I’m glad they stayed.”

French forward Odsonne Edouard impressed for Celtic against Hamilton, but the on-loan PSG attacker will have to continue his good form if he’s to convince PSG he has a future with them. Celtic have the option to buy the player at the end of his loan, so even if he plays well it will be up to the player to decide whether he stays in Scotland or returns to France.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Basler claims Carlo Ancelotti may have signed a contract with a Chinese club – and could leave in January.

Sevilla insist they received no serious offers for reported Manchester City transfer target Steven N’Zonzi. “We were not going to sell any major player for less than their release clause,” said Sevilla president Jose Castro. “His father has had attempts through his representative to move clubs, but the player is still here, we have done the necessary work to keep him.” Chelsea and Juventus had shown interest in the former Blackburn midfielder this summer.

Schalke forward Donis Avdijaj is still seeking a move after missing out on a transfer to Turkey. The Kosovo international striker could still move to Portugal, whose window remains open until September 22.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has announced that the first league Clasico of the season will be played on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. CET with Real Madrid hosting Barcelona.
The top game of the 17th round of La Liga fixtures was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Borussia Dortmund have nabbed another promising youngster from Manchester City in Denzeil Boadu. The former Arsenal academy star has been given the No 30 shirt.

Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev claims full-back Benjamin Mendy would not have left to join Chelsea this summer and Man City were the only club he was interested in joining.

FC Porto rejected a £9million deadline day bid from Crystal Palace for striker Moussa Marega.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 29, is open to a move to Arsenal as a way out of La Liga.

Arsene Wenger believes Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona for Paris St-Germain was based on money not ambition. The Gunners’ boss says the decision shows the 25-year-old does not want to play with the best team-mates.

Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk was reportedly convinced his projected move to Liverpool was all agreed in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United are lining up a January move for Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi.

Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov insisted his side are unfazed by facing Chelsea in their Champions League debut on Tuesday night.

Crystal Palace are preparing to appoint former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson as manager after sacking Frank de Boer.

Sam Allardyce is also being linked with a return to Palace.

But Sam Allardyce has reiterated he does not want to return to Selhurst Park, despite saving Palace last season.

Frank de Boer’s sacking has come as a shock to many Crystal Palace fans.

A number of Crystal Palace fans have threatened to boycott Saturday’s home game against Southampton following Frank de Boer’s sacking as manager.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes could face a fine for pushing Jose Mourinho on the touchline during his side’s draw with Manchester United on Saturday.

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Chelsea, Barcelona and Iceland legend Eidur Gudjohnsen has retired from football after a glittering 23-year career.

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez is hopeful Lionel Messi will sign his new contract with the club “soon.”

Diego Costa has moved his family to Madrid to push through his transfer to Atletico Madrid.

The player – who has not returned to the club and remains in Brazil – has still given no indication of a return to the Blues, despite being included in their Premier League squad.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is targeting Tottenham’s £60m-rated defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, as a long-term successor to Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany, 31.

City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says his Chile team-mate Alexis Sanchez, 28, feels bitter after his move from Arsenal to Etihad Stadium broke down on transfer deadline day.

Arsenal remain interested in Manchester City’s 22-year-old England winger Raheem Sterling.

Arsene Wenger has backed Alexis Sanchez to win back Arsenal’s fans after he was booed by some at the Emirates on Saturday.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will need to “bring something to the table” if he is to be good enough to succeed at Liverpool following the 24-year-old England midfielder’s £35m move during the transfer window.

Luis Enrique could be lined up for a swift move to the Chinese Super League, according to reports in Spain.

Andres Iniesta’s father is insistent his son will not “wear a jersey other than Barcelona”.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Jose Mourinho of sour grapes for refusing a handshake after the 2-2 draw against Man Utd.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will not be appealing against Sadio Mane’s red card from the 5-0 defeat, saying it would be “another waste of time, like the game”.

Liverpool’s injury-plagued Danny Ings was substituted 36 minutes into the U23s match against Manchester City on Sunday.

Frank de Boer has defended his start to life at Crystal Palace saying he “can’t do any more” despite watching his team lose for the fourth straight game.

Manchester United are prepared to fight Arsenal for Monaco’s £92m-rated star Thomas Lemar by making a January bid.

United are willing to splash £100 million to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann next year.

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United failed to evolve under his predecessors David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, describing their tenures as an “empty period” for the club.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is hurt by Barcelona’s lack of effort to complete his signing in the summer transfer window and the 25-year-old Brazil international is now prepared to turn down a move to the Nou Camp.

West Ham believe highly rated Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is the man to replace manager Slaven Bilic.

Real Madrid are showing an interest in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner as they explore ways to improve their attacking options.

Juventus will compete with Liverpool to sign Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, in January.

Virgil van Dijk will make his comeback from injury on Monday in a game for Southampton’s reserves.

Leicester and West Brom are both believed to be interested in signing Bacary Sagna, after the defender’s release from Man City this summer.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton could be out for several months after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Leeds United are planning to launch a £2m swoop for Orlando City star Cyle Larin in January

Mike Ashley has offered his Newcastle United players £20m in bonuses to win the FA Cup.

Chelsea could face punishment from the FA after their fans chanted an offensive anti-Semitic songduring the 2-1 win over Leicester.

Chelsea have issued a statement urging their supporters to stop singing an Alvaro Morata chant which contains anti-Semitic language aimed at their London rivals Tottenham.

Bibiana Steinhaus became the Bundesliga’s first female referee, taking charge of Hertha Berlin’s draw against Werder Bremen.

On Saturday, Lorraine Watson became the first female referee in Scottish men’s football when she officiated Edinburgh City’s 1-0 win over Berwick Rangersin League Two.

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Ivan Perisic has extended his contract with Inter Milan until 2022, further affirming his commitment to the Serie A club despite links with a move to Manchester United during the summer.

Perisic will match Mauro Icardi’s €4.5 million per season wages.

Arda Turan set to leave Barcelona on a two-season loan deal to Galatasaray.

Goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso completed his move to Galatasaray earlier on Friday but it could all have been so different for the former France international.
He turned down a move to Arsenal after meeting with Bafetimbi Gomis.

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has agreed a season-long loan deal to Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Cristiano Ronaldo will help Manchester United’s £63million star David de Gea get a move to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that he has no idea why reports of Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave Real Madrid this summer came about.

Florentino Perez says he cannot be sure Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid for life, but said no offers were made for the Welsh.

Perez has announced the contract extension of Merengues top star Isco.

Arsenal have agreed a deal with Monaco for the signing of Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window.
The France international has finalised terms with the Gunners, with the 21-year-old set to sign a five-year deal worth £250,000 per week.

Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea winger Pedro.

Liverpool are expecting Lazar Markovic to stay at the club until January rather than join a Turkish club on loan.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed there was “zero chance” he was going to let Raheem Sterling go to Arsenal on deadline day.

Kylian Mbappe insists he did not reject Pep Guardiola this summer – he turned down Manchester City.

Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has made peace with Southampton after making his return to training this week.

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer remains “very positive for the future” despite suggestions his job is on the line at Burnley on Sunday.

Manchester United are preparing to open contract talks with manager Jose Mourinho.

Slovakia star Marek Hamsik says any prospective offer from Manchester United woul present him with a hard decision to make.

Arsene Wenger has suggested that Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain may have been tapped up by fellow Premier League side Liverpool.

Paris St-Germain forward Julian Draxler has told his Germany team-mates he wanted to join Barcelona in the summer. The 23-year-old was linked with Arsenal.

There is a good chance Arsenal could go back in for Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler in January after Barcelona rejected a move for the player.

Barcelona have made contact with Maxime Lopez’s agents in an attempt to win the race to sign the Marseille midfielder.

Roma have confirmed that Leicester City would not let Riyad Mahrez go this summer.

Juventus are set to launch a bid for Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller next summer with his future at the Allianz Arena seemingly up in the air.

Tottenham target Suso has agreed a contract extension at AC Milan. He will sign a new €3million-a-year deal until 2022.

Tommy Elphick could make a surprise move to Turkish side Goztepe after not seeing much game time so far this season for Aston Villa.

Crystal Palace would have completed the €13.5m signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun if they had made a bid for the player one week earlier.

Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Manchester City.

Crystal Palace teenager Joseph Hungbo is being tracked by Liverpool.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he is hopeful Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, will return to the club in January.

Lille turned down the chance to sign Netherlands international Vincent Janssen, 23, because coach Marcelo Bielsa had doubts about the Tottenham striker’s technique.

Valencia considered a loan move for Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 28, during the summer but instead opted to sign 21-year-old Manchester United player Andreas Pereira.

West Ham will continue their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho in the January transfer window.

Former West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes the club’s former midfielder Ravel Morrison is “the biggest waste of talent” he has worked with. Morrison, 24, joined Mexican club Atlas on transfer deadline day.

Hull City were close to signing Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa, 24, on loan on transfer deadline day.

Barcelona are interested in Marseille’s French attacker Maxime Lopez, 19.

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli over his gesture during England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has approved a new nickname for Ben Woodburn, and says the 17-year-old forward will play for several age groups at the club to aid his development.

Celtic captain Scott Brown, 32, is set to agree to a new contract with the Scottish champions.

Adrien Silva to join Leicester City

Leicester have confirmed the signing of Adrien Silva, subject to international clearance. City asked for an extension to Thursday’s transfer deadline to finalise a £22m move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Silva. A club statement released on Friday afternoon said final clearance had still not been received, and Sky sources say it could be next week before the deal is ratified. Silva was targeted as a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who was sold to Chelsea for £35m in the final hours of the summer window. The 28-year-old, a Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, has scored 32 goals in 136 league appearances during his six years with Sporting.

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Philippe Coutinho and Diego Costa have been named in their club’s Premier League squads despite their intentions to leave this summer.

UEFA has opened an investigation into Paris Saint-Germain’s transfer dealings with regards to Financial Fair Play rules.

The 18 Bundesliga clubs spent over €600million on more than 200 players this summer; that’s a new record; It eclipses the previous year’s €547million spent.

Serie A clubs spent a billion euros during the transfer window. An amount previously unheard of in Italy, with AC Milan deemed the club to have done the best business ahead of Juventus and Torino.

Manchester City have not given up on Alexis Sanchez and will try to sign him again when the window re-opens in January.

City are furious that the Gunners did not have a replacement for Sanchez lined up earlier than their failed bid for Monaco’s 21-year-old winger Thomas Lemar.

Thomas Lemar only has eyes for Liverpool. He rejected a move to the Emirates and a deal to arrive on Merseyside could still happen in the future.

Neymar claims his Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho is in a state of “anguish, disappointment and sadness” after failing to secure his move to Barcelona from Liverpool.

The Anfield club will sanction the sale of Coutinho to Barca, but not until next summer.

Ross Barkley turned down a move to Chelsea partly because Everton refused to let the 23-year-old midfielder speak with Tottenham.

Leicester City expect 26-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez to return to the club after failing to secure a move away on deadline day.

Riyad Mahrez wants Leicester City to let him leave in the winter window after the club priced him out of a summer move.

Juventus have the basis of an agreement in place with midfielder Emre Can’s representatives, if the 23-year-old decides not to renew his Liverpool contract.

Olivier Giroud’s proposed summer switch from Arsenal to Everton fell through as his wife blocked the move.

Frank de Boer fears he could be sacked after just three Premier League games as Crystal Palace boss.

Barcelona have lined up Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil as an alternative to Coutinho, with the Gunners valuing the 28-year-old at £55m.

Barca have been halted in their late push to sign Angel Di Maria.

Manchester United are set to lose out in the race to sign Kasper Dolberg, with TMW reporting that the Ajax starlet will join Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool are set to go head-to-head with AC Milan for Hoffenheim star Kerem Demirbay.

Everton made a last minute offer for a Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

Atletico Madrid duo Nicolas Gaitan and former Everton transfer target Luciano Vietto are close to leaving the capital club. The Spanish market closes today, but clubs in Turkey have another week to do deals

Former Barcelona great Xavi has admitted that Real Madrid have all the current momentum and that his old club have fallen asleep.

A serial thief has been convicted of attempting to rob West Ham striker Andy Carroll of his £22,000 wristwatch in a drive-by heist.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger turned down the opportunity to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager in 2002.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has denied directing foul and abusive language at a doping control officer after the Europa League final last season and says the two-game ban imposed by Uefa was harsh.

Tottenham playmaker Marcus Edwards, 18, turned down several loan offers in an attempt to fight for a spot in the first team.

Bournemouth had a £25m bid for Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, 21, rejected.

Bournemouth turned down a £15m bid from Championship club Wolves for their 24-year-old striker Benik Afobe.

Striker Wilfried Bony was excited about his return to Swansea following a £12m move from Manchester City.
Bony has decided to play with shirt number two, despite Fernando Llorente vacating the number nine shirt by leaving for Tottenham.

Danny Drinkwater’s £35m move to Chelsea makes him the most expensive player ever to have played for Huddersfield Town.

Kyle Walker laughed off former Tottenham team-mate Eric Dier calling him “a traitor” for joining Manchester City when they were reunited on international duty with England.

Chelsea forward Loic Remy join Las Palmas on a two-year deal

Chelsea striker Loic Remy has signed a two-year deal with La Liga club Las Palmas.

The transfer is acceptable because the Spanish transfer window remains open until 11pm on September 1.

After completing his medical in London on Thursday, Remy flies to Gran Canaria on Friday night and will be presented as their new player at the Gran Canaria Stadium at Saturday lunchtime.

He is the second former Premier League player to sign for Las Palmas this week, after ex-Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani was also brought in.

A Chelsea statement read:
“A popular member of the dressing room and a player who will always have a place in our history books for his contribution during the 2014/15 season.

“We thank Loic for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.”

The arrival of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid limited the opportunities of the French forward, despite the ongoing impasse over Diego Costa’s future.

Remy joined the Blues from west London rivals QPR in August 2014and scored 12 times in 46 appearances.

Only eight of those appearances came last season, however, and Remy did not even make a single matchday squad during the current campaign.

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Italy international defender Davide Zappacosta from Torino in a deal reportedly worth around £23 million.

Tottenham have confirmed Fernando Llorente.

Wilfried Bony has confirmed his return to Swansea via Instagram Ryan Babel has signed Newcastle.

Arsenal’s Joel Campbell returns to Real Betis. Leicester City have signed Aleksander Dragovic on loan.

Brighton sign Tim Krul on a season-long loan as the goalkeeper reunites with Chris Hughton.

Jonny Williams has signed for Sunderland. Nikola Vlasic has left Hajduk Split for Everton in a £10m deal.

Adam Federici has left Bournemouth to Nottingham Forest on loan until January.

Newcastle United left-back Achraf Lazaar has officially joined Benevento on loan with option to buy. It’s reported to be a loan with option to buy for €3.5m.

Juventus have officially loaned young striker Moise Kean to Verona for the rest of the season.

Lazio outcast Ravel Morrison’s move to Atlas is a done deal.

Milan defender Stefan Simic has unexpectedly signed for Crotone at the end of a chaotic transfer deadline day.

Lazio have loaned Ricardo Kishna back to former club ADO den Haag for the rest of the season.

Inter have officially confirmed they have an obligation to sign Yann Karamoh after his two-year loan spell.

Inter have officially confirmed that Gabriel Barbosa has joined Benfica on loan with option to buy.

Cagliari have officially sold Croatia international striker Duje Cop to Standard Liege for €3m.

Napoli have officially signed Roberto Inglese for €12m, but leave him on loan at Chievo for another season.

Olympique Lyonnais have announced the signature of their seventh summer recruit, Spain U19 international midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop from Celta Vigo on a reported five-year, €10m deal (plus €4m in bonuses).

AS Monaco have signed Keita Baldé on a five-year deal from Lazio for a reported fee of €30 million.

Transfer Deadline Day: Done Deals

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, initially on loan.

Watford have signed Greece international goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on a season-long loan from Udinese.

Tottenham seal move for Serge Aurier.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signs for Liverpool.

Swansea sign Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.

Watford have signed defender Molla Wague on loan.

Stoke midfielder Giannelli Imbula has joined Toulouse on loan.

Burnley have signed Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi joins Wolfsburg on loan.

WBA have signed young Chelsea defender Kyle Jameson.

Former Man Utd winger Nani has finalised his move to Lazio.

A signing for Watford, with Marvin Zeegelaar arriving on a reported £3m deal from Sporting Lisbon.

Yohan Mollo joins Fulham FC in a deal which could see the player at the Club for the next two years.

Borussia Dortmund have signed Jadon Sancho from Manchester City. The 17-year-old has moved for a fee of around £8m.

A departure at Arsenal as Lucas Perez ends his Emirates Stadium nightmare to join Deportivo Lacoruna.

Stoke forward Bojan has joined La Liga side Alaves on a season-long loan.

Birmingham have smashed their transfer record with the £6m signing of Jota from Brentford.

Ryan Shawcross has signed a new contract, committing him to Stoke until at least 2021.

Jason Denayer – Manchester City to Galatasaray – season-long loan

Cheick Keita – Birmingham to Bologna – season-long loan

Matty Willock – Manchester United to FC Utrecht – season-long loan

Donyell Malan – Arsenal to PSV Eindhoven – undisclosed

Papy Djilobodji – Sunderland to Dijon – season-long loan

Mark Birighitti – Swansea to NEC Breda – free transfer

Nampalys Mendy – Leicester to Nice – season-long loan

Ryan Kent – Liverpool to Freiburg – season-long loan

Ezequiel Schelotto – Sporting Lisbon to Brighton – undisclosed

Sunderland star Wahbi Khazri has completed a loan move to Rennes.

Transfer Deadline Day: Latest Football News

Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to “formalise his transfer to his new club”, the Algerian Football Federation has announced.

Barcelona have opened talks with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, and has been pictured wearing a Barcelona jersey.

Swansea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern Munich.

Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente will complete a £14m move to Chelsea by the end of today – but only if Wilfried Bony completes a return to the Liberty Stadium first.

Liverpool will allow Philippe Coutinho to complete a reported £148million transfer to Barcelona this week – but have asked the La Liga giants to announce the deal as late as possible into the window.

Liverpool are persisting with their £74m pursuit of Monaco and France midfielderThomas Lemar, 21.

The Reds have medical staff on standby ready to travel to Paris to carry out another medical if a fee can be agreed between the two clubs for Lemar.

Nani has emerged as a shock late target for Lazio, with the Serie A giants trying to sign the former Mancheser United winger from Valencia before the transfer window closes.

The former Manchester United winger has arrived Lazio ahead of his transfer to the Italian club.

Raheem Sterling will not be leaving Manchester City for Arsenal before the transfer deadline.

Arsenal great Emmanuel Petit has told Arsene Wenger he should bring Riyad Mahrez to the club and ditch the “defeatist” Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal have set their sights on Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler and will not sell Alexis Sanchez unless the Frenchman signs.

Barcelona and Arsenal held talks over a possible swap deal involving Arda Turan and Mesut Ozil earlier this summer.

Arsenal’s squad are desperate to see Alexis Sanchez sold before Thursday night’s transfer deadline.

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has asked to leave the club amid interest from Chelsea.

PSG star Lucas Moura has reportedly rejected a switch to Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg.

Fabinho is looking increasingly likely to stay at Monaco this summer.

Wolfsburg are hoping to take Liverpool striker Divock Origi on a season-long loan.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo is “optimistic” that his side will land Chelsea striker Diego Costa before the end of the transfer window.

Diego Costa could reportedly head to the Canary Islands before he seals his eventual return to Atletico Madrid.

Costa could be set for a surprise loan switch to Las Palmas to help facilitate his transfer to Atletico Madrid

Serge Aurier is reportedly on the verge of finalising a move to Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain after being granted a work permit.

Tottenham are set to battle Chelsea for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente.

Lisandro Lopez has emerged as Inter’s alternative to Shkodran Mustafi and Eliaquim Mangala.

Juventus have an agreement with Genoa for the signing of Laxalt. The player can either arrive in Turin or join Atalanta in exchange for Leonardo Spinazzola.

Torino are close to reaching an agreement with Barcelona for the signing of Munir.

Douglas and Munir El Haddadi both trained with Barcelona on Wednesday but the club remain hopeful of finding suitors for the pair this week.

Levante have made a loan offer for Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.

Malmo sporting director Daniel Andersson has confirmed that Pawel Cibicki has missed training and is heading for talks with an unnamed club, believed to be Leeds

Rennes are confident of sealing the loan signing of Sunderland star Wahbi Khazri.

Barcelona could offer Juventus and Manchester United target Andre Gomes to PSG as part of the deal to sign Angel Di Maria.

Juventus and Fenerbahce will battle it out to sign Marouane Fellaini in January – after accepting Manchester United won’t sell him this summer.

Manchester United and Juventus may have been given a firm rebuttal from Lazio over Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – but that will not stop them pursuing a deal.

Manchester United are preparing a €100m bid to sign Gareth Bale before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Everton have rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for Ross Barkley, but the England midfielder could still leave the club before Thursday’s deadline.

Tottenham sign Juan Foyth from Estudiantes

Tottenham have announced the signing of Argentina youth international Juan Foyth from Estudiantes.

The 19-year-old defender has represented his country at Under-20 level and links up with compatriot Mauricio Pochettino in north London.

Foyth, who has signed a five-year deal with Spurs, is likely to feature for their youth side and be seen more as one for the future by Pochettino.


He becomes Tottenham’s third new recruit in the space of a week after the club-record signing of defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax and Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Foyth is expected to be followed into Spurs by Paris St Germain full-back Serge Aurier, with the Ivory Coast international closing in on a move to the Premier League after being granted a work permit.