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  • Diego Costa is embroiled in a legal battle with Chelsea as the Premier League club remains in the dark over when he will return to England.
  • Chelsea fear Diego Costa is growing fat during his exile from the Chelsea first team.
  • Philippe Coutinho’s bid to move to Barcelona has broken into open warfare with Liverpool.
  • If Barca cannot seal a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, they will set their sights on Christian Eriksen and Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic.

  • However, Barcelona’s moves to replace Neymar continue to take a hit, with Tottenham telling the Spanish side that Christian Eriksen is not for sale.
  • Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona’s first target to replace Neymar this summer is hoping Borussia Dortmund will allow him to join the Spanish giants.
  • He has been removed from the squad for the weekend’s DFB Pokal fixture, but the player remains optimistic he will be able to sign for the Catalan club.
  • Dembele is now refusing to pick up his phone and speak to anyone at the German club.
  • Barcelona’s desire to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain is real. The Argentine winger has been pushed down the pecking order in Paris with the signing of Neymar and could look to move on. He would be a cut-price replacement for the Brazil international.
  • Barcelona star Lionel Messi wants the club to invest the money from Neymar’s sale on Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, reports claim.
  • In order to ward off any future interest from other clubs, Real Madrid have slapped a €700m (£634m) release clause on playmaker Isco after he signed a new five-year-deal.
  • After talks between Zinedine Zidane and the club, Real Madrid won’t sign a new striker this summer. They will depend on the BBC and keep the squad as is. This would rule out a move for Kylian Mbappe, leaving them to hope he is still available next summer.
  • Real Madrid have given up their pursuit of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and his Manchester United counterpart David De Gea.
  • Chelsea star Eden Hazard is a ‘Plan B’ target for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane if he is unable to beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of Kylian Mbappe.
  • For the first time this summer, Monaco have opened up to discussions regarding the transfer of Mbappe. The player has forced his will and now the two clubs will discuss the possibility of a move.
  • Rennes have made a €10m (£9.1m) offer to Lille for Burnley transfer target Nicolas De Preville.

  • Manchester United will not go above £90 million in a bid to bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League.
  • United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season, says manager Jose Mourinho.
  • Eliaquim Mangala could get a shock lifeline at Manchester City – as Pep Guardiola struggles to find the new centre-back he wants.
  • Manchester United are set to sign teenage Oliveirense striker Bruno Amorim, according to quotes attributed to the Portuguese club’s director Antonio Jose Leite.
  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign Ajax central defender Davinson Sanchez.
  • Adrian has been offered a new West Ham contract despite Joe Hart’s arrival on loan as the new number one.
  • Tony Pulis is confident he will have five new signings to help celebrate his own new deal, with Ben Gibson, Gareth Barry and Joel Ward all high on his wanted list.
  • Leicester are reportedly ready to rival Stoke in a move to try and sign Andros Townsend before the transfer window shuts.
  • Riyad Mahrez’s move to Roma remains in limbo, with the Italian club not willing to make an improved offer for the Leicester star.
  • Roma want €45m for Juventus target Kevin Strootman.
  • Juventus are prepared to make a £23 million offer to Liverpool in hopes of landing Emre Can.
  • Marcelo Simonian, Javier Pastore’s agent, has travelled to Madrid with Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi to discuss a deal to swap the Argentina international for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
  • Inter Milan’s transfer window could be about to catch fire, with Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and former Juventus target Patrik Schick all linked with completing moves before the summer is out.
  • It’s not just German and English clubs suffering from player power, now it spreads to Italy with Chelsea transfer target Geoffrey Kondogbia failing to train with Inter Milan.
  • Also Leonardo Spinazzola, a Juventus transfer target, will travel with Atalanta this weekend, hoping to force a move to Turin.
  • Chelsea are set to land right-back target Joao Cancelo after Tottenham refused to meet Valencia’s £25m asking price.
  • Tottenham have made an approach for 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, but face competition from French side Lyon.
  • Chelsea have yet to return with an improved bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, after the Foxes rejected a £15m offer earlier this summer.
  • Everton and Southampton are battling it out for the signature of highly-prized Club Brugge youngster Noah Fadiga.
  • Celtic star Stuart Armstrong has become the subject of interest from Southampton, who are set to make a £3 million bid for him.
  • West Ham have reached a verbal agreement with Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25, over a proposed move.
  • Burnley will submit a £15m bid to sign Leeds and New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, to replace Andre Gray, who left for Watford this week.
  • Leeds have rejected a £12m offer – believed to be from Burnley- for Wood.
  • Leeds have lined up Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, 25, as a possible replacement for Wood.
  • Swansea will offer £20m for former midfielder Joe Allen, 27, despite Stoke saying the Wales international is not for sale.
  • Brighton are set to beat Middlesbrough and Sunderland to the signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Ezequiel Schelotto.
  • Jack Colback, 27, is set to leave Newcastle after a training ground row with boss Rafael Benitez.
  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says he cannot compete financially with the top Premier League clubs so cannot give manager Rafael Benitez enough money to spend in the transfer window.
  • French side Nantes, managed by former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, want to take 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide on loan.
  • The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
  • Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has posted a photo of himself with fellow right-back Serge Aurier – who is reportedly set to leave the French club – with the caption ‘se queda’ (‘he stays’) in a parody of Gerard Pique’s photo with Neymar before the latter left Barcelona for PSG.
  • WWE wrestler Triple H has sent West Haman inspirational video message before their Premier League opener against Manchester United.
  • Star Trek and X-Men actor Sir Patrick Stewart says he turns up to filming in his Huddersfield shirt when the club are playing and also gets sent a recording of the side’s matches by the Premier League newcomers.

Diego Costa hints at exit after trolling Antonio Conte and Chelsea

Diego Costa has appeared to blow any faint chances he had of rekindling his Chelsea career with an Instagram post of him partying in a Atletico Madrid shirt and passing comment on Antonio Conte.

The 28-year Spain striker is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after reportedly being texted by Conte that he is longer wanted at the club.

And any hope of saving his career at the club appears to have gone up in smoke after the player posted a picture on Instagram of him partying in Brazil wearing an Atletico shirt.

To add insult to injury, the volatile centre-forward also threw shade at manager Conte in a reply to Cesc Fabregas’ comment on his live video.

‘Give Conte a hug,’ Costa said.

The post has since been deleted.

Costa has had a fractious relationship with the Chelsea manager since the Italian’s arrival in West London and looked destined to leave in January after his attitude was questioned amid interest from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian.

Chelsea forward Diego Costa  reveals Manager Antonio  Conte has asked him to leave 

​Chelsea striker Diego Costa says he has been told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer in the club’s plans.

The 28-year-old scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League games to help the Blues win the title but now appears set to leave Stamford Bridge.

“I’m a Chelsea player, but they do not want me there,” Costa said.

“Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.”

Speaking after Spain’s 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday, Costa added: “My relationship with the coach has been bad this season. It’s a shame, I’ve already forwarded the message to Chelsea people to decide.

“But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there. You have to find a team.”

FA Cup Final – Ramsey grabs the winner as Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea to seal record 13th FA Cup victory

Arsenal 2 – 1 Chelsea

Arsenal ended a season of frustration and uncertainty with FA Cup glory, denying 10-man Chelsea the double as Arsene Wenger secured his record seventh FA Cup final win, to became the most successful manager in the competition’s history.

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Antony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey, — although his handball in the build-up was missed.

In a lively battle between north and west London at Wembley, Chelsea – who trailed 1-0 to Alexis Sanchez’s controversial opener Victor Moses was sent off on 68 minutes for picking up a second yellow card for diving. 

However, Diego Costa sensationally levelled for the 10 men on 77 minutes.
Having stumbled home fifth and missed out on Champions League qualification, criticism of the Wenger has reached unprecedented and unpalatable levels.

Arsenal, outstanding throughout, refused to be denied and were back in front inside three minutes when Ramsey, who scored the FA Cup final  winner against Hull City in 2014,did it again with a header from substitute Olivier Giroud’s cross.

Wenger pumped his fists in delight at the final whistle, as a season that has brought so much criticism for the 67-year-old Frenchman, ended in Wembley glory with a record 13th FA Cup win for the Gunners.

With Laurent Koscielny suspended and Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi missing out through injury, Wenger had to field a makeshift back three of Per Mertesacker, who was making his first start in 13 months, alongside Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal.

A larger than usual security presence welcomed supporters at a time of heightened alert following Monday’s terror attack.

Armed police patrolled Wembley and all in attendance underwent rigorous searches after 22 people were killed and many more injured in the attack at Manchester Arena.

Chelsea did not wear their black armbands in the first half after leaving them inside the jackets they decided against due to the warm weather.

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Swansea have confirmed the appointment of Francesco Guidolin as the club’s head coach to work with Alan Curtis until the end of the season.
Guidolin has been brought in to work alongside interim manager Alan Curtis.

Arsenal have made a second January signing after poaching Leicester scout Ben Wrigglesworth. He helped sign the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante and will officially join in the next few weeks after being put on gardening leave.

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy says he regrets moving to the club and plans to leave this transfer window.

Debuchy says he has already spoken to Aston Villa manager Remi Garde about a potential move to Villa Park.

Steven Naismith is to undergo a medical at Norwich City ahead of completing his £8.5 million move to Carrow Road from Everton.

Edison Cavani could be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain, with Laurent Blanc unhappy with the Uruguayan’s behaviour and attitude around the squad. The striker has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United.

Chelsea are prepared to let Bertrand Traore move to Everton on loan but only if the Toffees pay his current £40,000 a week contract in full for the duration of the loan.

Barcelona have said tests on Lionel Messi’s injury he sustained at the weekend have come back with “great news” regarding his fitness.

Real Madrid are set to make their first January signing with a €15 million move for Boca Juniors midfielder Rodrigo Betancur, though he would remain with the Argentine outfit on loan.

Gareth Bale will be out for three weeks. The Madrid star will miss at least three Liga games, though he could be back to face Roma.

Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires to cover for the loss of Ilkay Gundogan, who is wanted by Juventus.

Robert Lewandowski is unhappy at Bayern Munich after outgoing manager Pep Guardiola was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti and wants to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Fenerbahce are the latest club to show an interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and are willing to match any bid Chelsea make for the striker.

Simone Zaza wants to leave Juventus in order to fight for playing time and his place in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad, and Wolfsburg are keen to take him on loan until the end of the season.

Louis van Gaal has urged Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to move to Old Trafford despite interest from Arsenal.

Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs battling to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka alongside Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour and could move for the former Monaco man in January.

Real Betis are considering making a loan move for Barcelona forward Sandro.

Morocco international Nordin Amrabat has completed a £6.1 million move from Malaga to Watford.

Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Netherlands Under-16 captain Juan Familia Castillo, who currently plays for Ajax.

Atletico Madrid want to bring Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club. The 26-year-old Spain international left Atletico for Stamford Bridge for £32m in July 2014.

Costa’s bruised shin, sustained against Everton on Saturday, may prompt Chelsea to speed up a move for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato, 26.

Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign former AC Milan playmaker Pato and Swansea’s 30-year-old French forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 30.

Gomis is unlikely to join Newcastle because Swansea do not want to sell to a relegation rival.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says that, if it were down to him, he would give a new contract to captain John Terry, 35

Terry, meanwhile, is confident he will earn a one-year contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.

Liverpool have joined the race to sign ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, while Mario Balotelli could join West Ham. Jurgen Klopp is unimpressed with his current crop of strikers and wants to bring the Mexican back to England.

Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez would be open to joining either Manchester United or Manchester City but would turn down any move to Chelsea.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has signed a new contract which will reportedly keep him at the club until 2021.

Southampton have rejected an £8m offer from Liverpool for their 29-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.

Real Betis want to appoint former Real Madrid and Tottenham manager Juande Ramos as their new manager, after firing former West Brom coach Pepe Mel.

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is to be released from jail on Feb. 29, 21 months into a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

A former Barcelona sporting director says the Spanish club had wanted to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, but had to settle for Luis Suarez instead.

Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta, 31, has indicated he could leave at the end of the season, with Italy a potential destination.

City are ready to bid for West Ham’s 17-year-old defensive midfielder Reece Oxford.

Manchester City are tracking West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford and have scouted his recent appearances for the club’s under-21 side but the Hammers favour a Championship loan for their youngest ever player.

FC Porto are not planning to sell forward Yacine Brahimi to Crystal Palace. Reports had linked the 25-year-old Algeria forward with the Premier League club.

Tottenham plan to step up their pursuit of Fulham’s 19-year-old striker Moussa Dembele, but Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic is unwilling to sell.

Newcastle are set to increase their offer for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend after having a £10.5 million bid rejected by the north London outfit.

Sunderland remain in talks with Lorient over the signing of their 26-year-old defender Lamine Kone.

The Black Cats will make an offer for Alaixys Romao on Monday, according to According to L’Equipe. The 32-year-old has been offered a two-year contract extension by Marseille, while Toulouse and Al-Ahli also remain interested.

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ireland could be poised to leave Stoke City for Saudi Arabian side Al Jazira.

West Ham are set to table a bid of around €8 million for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz before the end of the January transfer window.

West Ham joint-chairman David Gold has suggested Southampton’s signing of striker Charlie Austin for £4m should not be considered a bargain “if his wages are £100,000 per week”.

Jurgen Klopp has urged the hierarchy at Anfield to move for Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet in January rather than in the summer.

Jerome Sinclair will leave Liverpool in the summer after failing to agree a new contract. The former Wigan loanee hopes to investigate playing opportunities in Spain.

Southampton’s Italian striker Graziano Pelle, 30, is set to leave the club following the signing of Charlie Austin, 26, from QPR.

Arsene Wenger has criticised Stoke fans for their chants toward Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey during the teams’ 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

Leeds United’s 22-year-old full-back Sam Byram has passed a medical at Goodison Park and will be presented as an Everton player on Monday.

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Jose Mourinho is willing to take a £16m pay cut to become Manchester United’s next manager.


Sir Alex Ferguson will help United’s hierarchy decide on Van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford.


Van Gaal will have extra security if he is still in charge of the club when the Red Devils face Chelsea at home on 28 December.


Meanwhile, United are ready to pay £51m for Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 27.


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told outgoing Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola he will give him anything he wants in a bid to lure him to Stamford Bridge in the summer.


Abramovich is planning to make Guardiola the world’s highest-paid manager and will also fund a massive overhaul of the Blues’ playing staff.


Fulham hope to unveil former Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager this week.


Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich exit will not be followed by an exodus of key players joining their old boss at a new club, says the Bavarian side’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.


Roma striker Juan Iturbe has arrived in London to complete a loan move to Watford after falling out of favour in the Italian capital.


New Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink is said to have asked the London club to make a move for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, who would be open to a switch due to a poor relationship with Rafa Benitez.


With several Chelsea stars’ futures up in the air following a dismal start to the season, Rafa Benitez is said to be keeping tabs on former Barca star Cesc Fabregas with a view to bringing the Spaniard to Real Madrid


Chelsea are looking for a new attacker and it is said that Atletico’s Jackson Martinez fits the bill. The Colombian allegedly hasn’t impressed Diego Simeone and the ever-controversial Diego Costa could be used in a part-exchange deal.


Papy Djilobodji is in talks over a move to Besiktas, despite only moving to Chelsea in the summer.


Arsenal will be without star Alexis Sanchez for another three weeks, manager Arsene Wenger said after Monday’s 2-1 win over Manchester City.


Riyad Mahrez, 24, is likely to stay at Leicester in January according to his agent, despite interest from other Premier League clubs including Manchester United.


Manchester City scouts are interested in 19-year-old Partizan Belgrade winger Andrija Zivkovic.


City are set to rival Napoli for Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes and will make a huge bid for the 22-year-old.


Midfielder Marko Grujic, 19, has agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool ahead of completing a £5m move from Red Star Belgrade.


Liverpool and Everton are watching Marseille captain Steve Mandanda, with the 30-year-old keeper considering a move to the Premier League.


Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is hopeful of signing Mandanda.


Villa are keeping close tabs on Bordeaux midfielder Wahbi Khazri with a view to a summer move.


Tottenham are preparing another attempt to bring West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino to White Hart Lane. The 22-year-old was the subject of a £23m bid by the London club in the summer.


Spurs will look to sign Valencia’s former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 30, if they fail to revive a deal for Berahino.


Southampton have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in showing interest in 18-year-old Charlton forward Ademola Lookman.


Roberto Mancini is said to be in the market for a new midfielder, with the Inter boss closely monitoring the situation of Lazio’s Lucas Biglia.


Roma striker Juan Iturbe has arrived in London to complete a loan move to Watford after falling out of favour in the Italian capital.


Saul Niguez has been denied a January move to Arsenal after Atletico Madrid midfielder Thiago picked up a serious injury.


Arsenal’s players celebrated their win over Manchester City on Twitter. Mesut Ozil, who provided both assists in his side’s 2-1 victory on Monday, expressed himself through emojis.


Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey tweeted his thanksto the home fans. The 24-year-old Wales international wrote: “Brilliant performance by the boys tonight. Had to dig deep in the end and with your help we got through. Have a good Christmas!”.


Manchester United’s squad paid a Christmas visit to local hospitals to visit young patients. Defender Daley Blind tweeted a picture of himself posing with a fan, saying: “Great to give some children a big smile on their faces today”.


Tottenham’s players have been playing Secret Santa by choosing a Christmas present for one of their team-mates and defender Jan Vertonghen cheekily suggested he would get young midfielder Dele Alli a girlfriend.


FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale has been questioned by a United States grand jury regarding an alleged illegal payment of $10 million from South Africa to ex-Fifa vice president Jack Warner, the BBC is reporting.


David Beckham says he would love to see Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic line up for his proposed Major League Soccer team in Miami.

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Chelsea are lining up a bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller as they look to replace Diego Costa. The German was linked with Premier League rivals Manchester United throughout the summer.


Costa is expected to return to the Chelsea starting XI for the Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday despite making his frustrations clear at being dropped to the bench for the draw at Tottenham.


Manchester United’s hopes of signing Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo have been given a boost – by the forward’s mother! Dolores Aveiro wants her son to return to Old Trafford instead of join Paris Saint-Germain.


Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is in the last year of his deal at Stamford Bridge and Inter are ready to pounce by offering him a lucrative contract.


Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona will compete to sign Basel’s 18-year-old Switzerland forward Breel Embolo in January.


Joao Moutinho could leave Monaco for Juventus in the winter transfer window as the Serie A side are concerned by the persistent injury issues in their midfield.


Ligue 1 side Lille are seeking further attacking options in January and could make a bid for Ciro Immobile, who is on loan at Sevilla from Dortmund. A more realistic target, though, is Newcastle’s Yoan Gouffran.


Wolfsburg are very interested in 19-year-old Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer, who’s contract runs until 2020.


Jeremie Boga has not played regularly for Rennes since moving to the Ligue 1 side on loan, and Chelsea are ready to conduct a meeting with the Bretons in order to get their youngster more game time.


Arsenal are set to be without crucial attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla for next week’s crunch Champions League clash with Olympiacos. The duo were injured in Sunday’s draw with Norwich City.


Arsene Wenger has revealed that in 2014 Arsenal just missed out on a deal to sign 19-year-old French winger Kingsley Coman, who is currently impressing on loan at Bayern Munich from Juventus.


Stoke’s England goalkeeper Jack Butland is not for sale at any price, says Potters boss Mark Hughes.


Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for Butland by declaring that he is happy with Simon Mignolet as his No. 1.


Arsenal were unable to beat Norwich on Sunday but during the match their midfielder Santi Cazorla became the first person to complete 1,000 successful league passes this season.


Sergio Aguero had some reassurance for Manchester City fans by tweeting:”For everyone asking, I’m fine. It’s just a harmless bump on the heel. Thanks, all of you, for the support!”


Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has met Status Quo at the Manchester Palace Theatre leg of their European Tour. City posted on Instagram:”Zab meets his musical heroes!”


Chelsea have submitted a planning application to rebuild Stamford Bridge into a 60,000-seat stadium.


The Blues fear they are stuck with flop striker Radamel Falcao until the end of the season as Monaco have no desire to take him back in January.


Brazilian striker Neymar’s Ballon d’Or nomination has earned former club Santos £1.4m as part of the deal that took the 23-year-old to Barcelona in 2013.


Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is set for showdown talks with coach Louis van Gaal as he believes his progress has been stifled since his move to Old Trafford 18 months ago.


Southampton want to sign England Under-21 winger Solly March for about £7.5m from Championship side Brighton.


Newcastle United want to sign 1860 Munich striker Rubin Okotie in January. The Austrian impressed their scouts by scoring a hat-trick last weekend.


Newcastle boss Steve McClaren will have to sell before he can buy any new players in January, despite the club’s position in the relegation zone.


Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 34, has not ruled out finishing his career in Major League Soccer in the United States.


Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage says Manchester United should sign striker Jamie Vardy, who broke the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League matches at the weekend. Speaking on the Monday Night Club, the former Wales international said: “If I was Manchester United I would buy Vardy. He would offer pace.” Listen here


France legend Zinedine Zidane was famously sent off for headbutting in the 2006 World Cup final against Italy and now his son, 17-year-old goalkeeper Luca, has suffered the same fate in Real Madrid’s youth game against Atletico Madrid.


Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann answered a Twitter appealfrom 10-year-old Archie Palmer, who wanted a Reds player to visit his friend Myles Hemsley, who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia, in hospital.


Premier League clubs paid out nearly £130million to agents last year – a £15million increase on the year befor, with Liverpool paying most.