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Plus: The FA believes Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo will prioritise playing for England over Ghana; Tottenham step up their interest in ex-Celtic winger Jota; Chelsea striker Armando Broja is a January target for Fulham; Arsenal are ready to offload Thomas Partey in January

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Arsenal have rejected an approach from a Premier League club for keeper Aaron Ramsdale as speculation grows about his future.

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It was almost a nightmare return to the team for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after his hesitation almost lead to a Brentford goal

Two Manchester United academy stars were spotted going mad in the away end at Everton as they celebrated Alejandro Garnacho's goal.

Brighton captain Lewis Dunk became the first player in 15 years to be sent off for dissent during a game.

Premier League chiefs are set to warn MPs to stop trying to get Everton's 10-point deduction overturned after criticism from local politicians and Liverpool's mayor Andy Burnham.


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The Football Association believe 'super professional' Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo will prioritise playing for England over Ghana.

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Gary Neville paid a surprising compliment to Manchester United youngster, Kobbie Mainoo after an impressive performance against Everton

Chelsea striker Armando Broja is a January target for Premier League neighbours Fulham.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will not face disciplinary action from the FA following his goal celebration against Manchester City.

England manager Gareth Southgate is among the famous football faces owed money by agent Terry Byrne, who invested their cash in a disastrous £25m property deal without telling them and some of whose businesses now face liquidation.

Crystal Palace are facing up to playing the remainder of the season without key midfielder Cheick Doucoure because of a serious Achilles injury, while forward Eberichi Eze might be out until 2024 with an ankle issue.

A deal for Conor Benn's controversial fight with Chris Eubank Jr is expected to be finalised this week with the working target for the fight to be staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in early February.

Leicester Tigers are increasingly bullish about being able to keep World Cup winner Jasper Wiese after he went cold on a move to Stade Francais.


Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their interest in Jota, which would reunite the left winger with his former manager at Celtic, Ange Postecoglou.

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Jota of Al-Ittihad Clubduring the Saudi Pro League match between Al Ittihad and Al Hilal on September 01, 2023 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Image: Al Ittihad winger Jota is reportedly a Tottenham loan target for January

Football's lawmakers will be asked to consider whether VAR's powers should be extended to cover free-kicks, corners and second yellow cards.

Tottenham retain an interest in Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after being turned down with an offer for him in the summer.

Crystal Palace are monitoring Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper as they plot a successor to under-fire Roy Hodgson.


Arsenal are ready to offload Thomas Partey in January as they target new faces to strengthen their squad in the New Year.

Jose Mourinho is prepared to turn down the riches on offer in Saudi Arabia for a chance to manage Brazil's national team.

Roma's head coach Jose Mourinho shouts during the Europa League final vs Sevilla
Image: Could Roma boss Jose Mourinho be Brazil's next head coach?

Reece James headed over to France during the international break to pick the brain of South Africa's Rugby World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi.

Jake Daniels has called on fellow footballers to support Rainbow Laces after admitting he would not feel safe playing in a World Cup in Saudi Arabia.


Lord Cameron is under pressure to release the £2.34bn funds from the sale of Chelsea Football Club.

Chelsea are planning to significantly streamline their January transfer business in a bid to avoid the problem that former head coach Graham Potter was handed last season.

The proposed purchase of Women's Championship side Lewes FC is off, because it conflicted with the club's principle of funding their men's and women's teams equally.

Referees' chief Howard Webb has held talks with former players about becoming part of a next generation of officials, with up to 12 elite-level footballers expressing an interest.

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is increasingly frustrated with the club's failure to appoint a set-piece specialist to their coaching staff, although talks have taken place with a candidate in the last 48 hours.

Graeme McDowell appears set to get a reprieve from being released by LIV Golf as he is set to be announced as part of Brooks Koepka's Smash team.


Brentford are reportedly keen on keeping Ivan Toney until the summer.

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Sky Sports' Peter Smith and Lyall Thomas discuss whether Brentford striker Ivan Toney is worth the £100m price tag the club have given him

Chelsea have reportedly contacted the family of record-breaking 15-year-old Francesco Camarda about a possible switch to Stamford Bridge in the future, it has been claimed.

Chelsea are still demanding £25m for Trevoh Chalobah even though the defender has not played this season because of a hamstring injury.

Ajax have joined an ever-lengthening list of teams interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January.

Northampton back-row Lewis Ludlam is set to join the ranks of players quitting England after agreeing terms with French club Toulon.


Several former Afghanistan players have claimed the president of the country's football federation, Mohammad Kargar, ordered them to fix two matches during a men's tournament in Malaysia.


Under-pressure Steven Gerrard has pointed to the lack of penalties awarded to his Al Ettifaq side as a reason behind their Saudi Pro League struggles.

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