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Tottenham join race for Man Utd target Jean-Clair Todibo to aid injury issues - Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea prepared to snub Fulham interest in striker Armando Broja; Man Utd aiming to strengthen four positions in January, including in defensive midfield; Everton intend to discuss contract extension with Sean Dyche but hampered by points deduction

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday's newspapers...


Tottenham have joined the race to sign Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo, as they prepare to enter the transfer market for a new centre-back in January.

Chelsea are prepared to snub Fulham's interest in striker Armando Broja in January.


Manchester United are aiming to strengthen in four positions in January, with concerns over Sofyan Amrabat's indifferent start prompting the club to consider a move for a defensive midfielder.


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Everton intend to discuss a contract extension with Sean Dyche - but the uncertainty caused by their 10-point deduction has delayed formal talks.

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Everton boss Sean Dyche says his squad are committed and ready to overcome the challenge of their 10-point deduction

A group of 295 former rugby union players will take the next step in their claim for damages against the game's governing bodies at the High Court in London on Friday.

LIV Golf has reportedly offered Jon Rahm its biggest deal to date in an attempt to lure the Masters champion away from the PGA Tour.

The FA Cup and Women's Super League are likely to be used for the trial of sin-bins for tactical fouls and dissent after IFAB approved such experiments at a meeting on Tuesday.

Gareth Southgate's agent Terry Byrne is suing the FA for millions of pounds over the early termination of a deal to manage England players' commercial appearances which was due to run until 2030.


Reading are in advanced talks with Genevra Associates, an investment group based in Luxembourg, over a takeover of the stricken League One club.

A plan to divert Roman Abramovich's £2.34bn Chelsea sale fund to Israel rather than Ukraine was discussed, and turned down, in the wake of the Hamas terrorist attack.

Paris have decided to double the price of tickets on their Metro system while the Olympic Games are taking place next summer, although residents will be shielded from the rise.

Tom Daley has been returned to British Swimming's World Class programme for diving ahead of the Paris Olympics and will receive Lottery funding for his fifth appearance in the sporting spectacular.


Zach Mercer has installed an oxygen chamber at his home to speed up recovery from ankle surgery that has hampered the Gloucester No 8's efforts to make England's Six Nations squad.

England prop Bevan Rodd is seeking specialist advice after scans revealed a "pea-sized" break in his big toe which is threatening his Champions Cup campaign with Sale and possibly Six Nations availability.

Nike and Alberto Salazar, the disgraced former athletics coach, have settled a $20m lawsuit with track runner Mary Cain who said she suffered physical and emotional abuse while working with him at the company's headquarters in Oregon.


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Image: PSG's Hugo Ekitike was previously close to joining Newcastle

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to sell forward Hugo Ekitike in January - putting Premier League clubs on red alert.

Dr Ian Mitchell will remain in his position as head of performance psychology with Wales until their Euro 2024 playoff campaign concludes.

Former AFC Wimbledon managing director Danny Macklin has been hit with an FA misconduct charge for alleged sexist abuse while he was with the League Two club.

Steve Cooper has told his Nottingham Forest players to stop swapping shirts with opposing players at half-time after Murillo was spotted doing so with fellow Brazilian Lucas Paqueta against West Ham.

Quicker offside calls from VAR will be trialled during the Club World Cup, in which Manchester City will be Europe's representatives as Champions League winners.


Alejandro Garnacho's brother has dismissed any suggestion that Lionel Messi unfollowed the Manchester United player on Instagram, by claiming he never followed him in the first place.

Sir Alex Ferguson has snapped up a £1.2m house in a Cheshire village which will see him move in close to son Darren and his grandchildren.


Paris Saint-Germain might have stolen a march on Chelsea in the battle to sign much-hyped Corinthians wonderkid Gabriel Moscardo.

Carlo Ancelotti has received an offer from a Premier League club to become their manager next season, according to a report in Spain which rules out that club being Manchester City or his former clubs Chelsea and Everton.

The Women's Super League and Championship will break free from the FA after the two tiers unanimously agreed to be governed by a new, independent body from next season.


Travelling Celtic supporters were targeted by Lazio yobs in frightening scenes with UEFA set to take a dim view after flares were lobbed at visiting supporters before one was fired back into the home end.


Celtic and Rangers had the most expensive Champions League tickets for away fans in Europe on average, according to a study.

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