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Newcastle and Arsenal target Ruben Neves has no interest in a Premier League January return - Paper Talk

Plus: FA says it is prepared to review evidence of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Spurs, Portsmouth and Jermain Defoe; Raphael Varane is set to leave Manchester United in the summer; David De Gea reportedly has no intention of moving to Saudi Arabia

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


Ruben Neves has no interest in returning to the Premier League in the January transfer window despite interest from Arsenal and Newcastle.

John Barnes has launched a strong defence of Jordan Henderson's Saudi Arabia move insisting footballers shouldn't be judged any different from other sports stars.

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Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol explains the implications of the Premier League clubs' vote against a temporary ban on loan deals between associated clubs for the January transfer window

Wrexham have been urged to sign Billy Sharp - despite the Championship icon's heated row with the Welsh club in February.

England have qualified top of their group for Euro 2024, but Gareth Southgate's side could still be handed a difficult draw for next year's tournament.

Bernardo Silva has admitted he would "put a wedge in" for Manchester City to sign Joao Neves as the latter continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at Fabio Paim after the former Sporting CP academy starlet claimed the multi-time Ballon d'Or winner should give him one of his trophies.

Harry Maguire has urged the Premier League to sort out the "ridiculous" mess over penalties.

Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho will not agree to join a club in Saudi Arabia once the transfer window reopens in January.


The FA has said it is prepared to review evidence of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Jermain Defoe.

Jermain Defoe
Image: Jermain Defoe moved from Tottenham to Portsmouth in January 2008

Richard Cockerill has been sacked as Montpellier head coach after seven matches in charge.

Wayne Barnes, the Rugby World Cup final referee, has suggested introducing a shot clock that would force teams to take a lineout within 20 seconds.

The same independent commission that imposed a 10-point deduction on Everton will also decide if other clubs should receive tens of millions of pounds in compensation for financial damages connected to the case.

Tom Curry will miss the rest of the season as he requires significant surgery on his hip in a big blow to England and Sale Sharks.

Plans for the largest expansion in Wimbledon history now rest on the decision of the mayor of London after Wandsworth council unanimously refused the application to build 39 new grass courts, including an 8,000-seat stadium.

Antoine Dupont has revealed that his move to sevens has been in the pipeline "for a few months" and said the "mythical" appeal of the Olympics persuaded him to sacrifice playing in the Six Nations.


After a hugely emotional win over Brazil that followed fan violence with police, Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni admitted he was pondering his future with the national team.


Raphael Varane is set to leave Manchester United - but it won't be until the summer.

Manchester United's Raphael Varane has been left out in recent weeks
Image: Could Manchester United defender Raphael Varane be set for a summer exit?

A North Korean star has reappeared three years after making his last appearance.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Roony Bardghji.

Roberto De Zerbi has reportedly been approached to takeover as Real Madrid manager.

Marseille are reportedly lining up a move to sign Arsenal star Fabio Vieira.

Barcelona are eyeing Tottenham ace Giovani Lo Celso as Gavi's replacement ahead of the January transfer window, reports suggest.

The BBC are in danger of losing the rights to show the Six Nations.

An Indian cricket fan has tragically died aged 35 after suffering a heart attack shortly after Sunday's World Cup final.


David De Gea reportedly has no intention of moving to Saudi Arabia, but would be open to heading to the MLS if an opportunity arose.

David de Gea
Image: Ex-Man Utd David De Gea goalkeeper is still searching for his next club

Fulham have been pegged back in their pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Andre, with Fluminense set to demand at least £30m for his signature.

Tottenham are among a host of top teams keeping tabs on Atalanta youngster Giorgio Scalvini.

Chelsea have a gentleman's agreement with Romelu Lukaku that he can leave Stamford Bridge for £35m.

A quarter of football fans reckon they have an "encyclopaedic" knowledge of the game - and can reel off facts about club history, stadiums, and pundits.

Gareth Southgate plans to avoid another Baden-Baden by tucking his England players away from the public gaze in Germany.


Christopher Nkunku is closing in on his Chelsea debut after missing the start of the season due to a knee injury.

Arsenal have already secured the future of viral sensation Chido Obi-Martin.

Kai Havertz says he is "happy" at Arsenal following a divisive £65m from Chelsea.

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Kai Havertz says he is happy at Arsenal


A section of Manchester United players believe the team's poor start is down to Erik ten Hag overworking the squad in pre-season.


Kristoffer Ajer has penned a new contract at Brentford through to the summer of 2028.

A knee injury suffered by Michail Antonio is not as serious as initially feared, with the West Ham United striker expected to return within a month.


Anxious Scottish football bosses are to draw up battle plans to boot pyrotechnics out of the game amid growing safety fears for fans and players.

Victor Osimhen would probably pick Chelsea over Tottenham if he were to leave Napoli.

Rangers youngster Ross McCausland is reportedly garnering interest from Serie A.

Ryan Kent looks set to be allowed to leave Fenerbahce on loan in January only six months after joining - but it doesn't appear he will be back at Rangers.


Celtic are on the trail of South African wonderkid Luke Baartman.

Ridvan Yilmaz is weighing up his future at Rangers, according to a report.

Rangers are keen to tie down breakout star Ross McCausland to a new contract.

Kevin Van Veen has opened the door for a sensational return to Scotland and revealed Rangers were interested in him before his £500,000 summer switch to Groningen.

Yuki Kobayashi is a target for several J.League clubs as he prepares to return to Japan in January.

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