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Broadcaster Kweku Afari and The Times chief sports reporter Martyn Ziegler discuss the biggest headlines in today's newspapers

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday's newspapers...


Arsenal will back boss Mikel Arteta's Premier League title bid and bankroll a January transfer splurge with £50m in the January transfer window.

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal could still finish in the top four on the final day

Man City legend Sergio Aguero claims boss Pep Guardiola once dropped him for being too fat.

Kylian Mbappe's younger brother, Ethan, made his UEFA Youth League full debut for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa, aged just 15.

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has admitted he's open to choosing Nigeria ahead of England amid his sensational loan form for Reims.

Patrick Vieira reckons "doors are not open" for black managers.

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Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz has an "anti-Manchester United" clause in his contract, according to reports.

Tyson Fury is recording a single for charity. The heavyweight champ, 34, will release his version of crowd favourite Sweet Caroline on November 11.

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Joe Cole believes Graham Potter has 'ticked every box' since taking over as Chelsea manager in September.

Arsenal have begun talks with technical director Edu over a new long-term contract in an attempt to secure the Brazilian's future.

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Rio Ferdinand believes Jadon Sancho has lost his 'swagger' since joining Manchester United for a fee of £73m.

Sebastien Haller returned to training with former club Ajax on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from a testicular tumour.

Wigan Athletic are late paying their players again.

Borussia Dortmund fans held up a banner reading 'Boycott Qatar 2022' prior to their Champions League tie with Manchester City at the Signal Iunda Park.

Bobby Madley will referee again in the Premier League this weekend in Brentford's clash with Wolves - four years after he was sacked.

The shirt worn by Sergio Aguero when he scored Manchester City's title-winning goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 is being put up for auction.

Barcelona are reportedly eyeing up a move for Ajax star Edson Alvarez next summer, after identifying the midfielder as a replacement for Sergio Busquets.

Novak Djokovic has said he has been given 'positive signs' that he will be allowed to enter Australia and compete in the Australian Open in January despite being under a three-year visa ban.

Bolton's ambitious bid to host the 2031 or 2035 Ryder Cup is now back on after a public inquiry ruled in favour of developers.


Mauricio Pochettino turned down the chance to replace Unai Emery as Villarreal manager after the Spanish boss confirmed his Premier League return.


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag may have already promised the captaincy to Bruno Fernandes despite skipper Harry Maguire still being at the club.

Liverpool could have a secret weapon to sweeten a deal for reported long-term transfer target Sandro Tonali next summer.

Real Madrid have reportedly stolen the advantage over Chelsea in the race to sign hot prospect Endrick.


Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury and could yet go to the upcoming World Cup with France.

Chelsea have been given permission by Brighton & Hove Albion to speak to head of recruitment Paul Winstanley over a potential director of football type role.

Huddersfield Town have officially been put up for sale after owner Dean Hoyle decided to step away from day-to-day operations due to ill-health.

The world's largest biomedical research agency has formally acknowledged the causal link between contact sports and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).


Rory McIlroy says he feels betrayed by some of the golfers who have joined the breakaway LIV tour.


Sale Sharks has emerged as a possible destination for World Cup-winning tighthead prop Vincent Koch in a development that could have major ramifications for the Premiership title race.

Former India Test captain Ajinkya Rahane is to join Leicestershire.


Unai Emery has been taking English lessons since leaving Arsenal in 2019 in preparation for a return to the Premier League.

Friends of former Iranian football captain living in exile, Ali Karimi, say the regime in Tehran tried to kidnap him because of his support for the recent wave of protests in the country.

Marland Yarde will be offered a route back into rugby with the Barbarians almost a year after he was arrested and subsequently released by Sale Sharks.


Efe Ambrose is set to join his sixth Scottish club by completing a switch to Greenock Morton.

Allan Moore has been put in charge of Clyde after boss Danny Lennon was placed on "paid authorised absence".


Besiktas are reportedly considering Steven Gerrard as a potential new boss amid claims current manager Valerian Ismael has left the Turkish club.

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