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Plus: Arsenal monitoring Nicolo Zaniolo's contract talks at Roma; Thiago Silva has told Chelsea they are approaching crunch time in talks about a new contract; David de Gea admits he wants to remain at Manchester United "for more years"

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Newcastle retain an interest in Leicester playmaker James Maddison and Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby among others.


Gabriel Martinelli says that he wants to commit to a new long-term contract at Arsenal.

Image: Gabriel Martinelli is reportedly keen on signing a new deal at Arsenal

Mako Vunipola will need maximum leniency from an RFU disciplinary hearing on Tuesday evening if he is to avoid missing a chunk of England's autumn international campaign.


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Arsenal will have to give Gabriel Martinelli pay parity with the club's top earners as talks over a new deal get under way.

The Football Association has spoken to Arsenal defender Gabriel after the governing body opened a probe into his confrontation with Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson on Sunday.

Arsenal are reported to be monitoring Nicolo Zaniolo's contract talks at Roma, with a view to signing the attacking midfielder.

Kazuyoshi Miura has rewritten his own record as the oldest active professional footballer by playing aged 55 years and 225 days old.

There's more unsettlement at Barcelona after president Joan Laporta criticised players for not taking a salary cut, according to a report.


David de Gea admits he wants to remain at Manchester United "for more years" as a decision looms on his future.

Romeo Beckham is set to make his debut in English professional football. The 20-year-old is training with the Brentford B team, who will meet Crewe in a specially-arranged behind-closed-doors game on Saturday.

Thiago Silva has told Chelsea they are approaching crunch time in talks about a new contract.

Wolves chief Jeff Shi is in Julen Lopetegui's native Spain to try to persuade the coach to finally come to Molineux.

David de Gea denies James Maddison with a flying save
Image: David de Gea is out of contract at Manchester United in the summer

West Brom are looking at former Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan as they formulate a list of possible replacements for Steve Bruce.

Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has held talks with Wasps about a potential takeover of the cash-strapped Gallagher Premiership rugby union team.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is considering quitting the Yorkshire board after just five months due to the club's failure to act on a mental health crisis report.

England team-mates Ben Stokes and Alex Hales held serious talks with each other after arriving in Australia in a bid to mend old wounds.


Sarina Wiegman has denied she has signed a new contract with the Football Association to extend her time with the Lionesses beyond 2025.

Chelsea summer signing Gabriel Slonina will fly into London this week to begin a two-week training block with the club. The goalkeeper was loaned back to MLS franchise Chicago Fire after signing for the Blues in August and will join up with the US National Team after his spell in London.


Scottish footballer Zander Murray reckons Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol 'never intended to hurt anyone' after the former Spain goalkeeper's 'coming out' tweet.

Lionel Messi has been slammed by former Liverpool player Jerzy Dudek as being "provocative".

Lucy Bronze reckons talented English aces who get to play for a top club abroad "would be crazy" to turn the opportunity down. The Lionesses star, 30, says her Barcelona switch has given her a "new lease life".


Leading bidders to take over Wasps would reluctantly accept relegation in the event of administration as long as the stricken club is able to retain its lucrative "P share" which entitles them to payouts from central funding and voting rights on league matters.

England captain Courtney Lawes remains sidelined due to a concussion suffered three weeks ago and is unable to take part in full contact training, but he has resumed non-contact activities and running.

British Cycling is facing fierce backlash on social media after announcing a lucrative sponsorship deal with oil giants Shell on Monday.


Iker Casillas lost over three million followers on Twitter after he was "hacked" on Twitter - leading to a tweet reading: "I hope you respect me: I'm gay."

Erling Haaland has revealed his bizarre diet that has defenders terrified of facing him this season for Manchester City. Powering the formidable forward are meals consisting of hearts and livers as part of a 6,000 calories-a-day diet that also includes a special drinking system through filtered water.


Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly interested in the prospect of potentially making a move to David Beckham's Inter Miami in the MLS.


Arsenal have a deadline to activate the two-year option they have to extend Charlie Patino's contract, according to reports. The 18-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season and Arsenal must decide whether to trigger the clause in the coming months.

Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has been informed that Cody Gakpo is no longer interested in joining the Whites in the January transfer window.

Arsenal have been tipped to rival Liverpool and Real Madrid for Jude Bellingham if they manage to hold on to a spot in the Champions League next season.


Gio van Bronckhorst has performed a Rangers striking U-turn as he now believes he can play Antonio Colak and Alfredo Morelos together.

Scottish FA chief Ian Maxwell has warned of a "horrendous" few months for Scottish football and asked for patience from players and supporters as the country gets ready to introduce VAR.

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