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The Times' Martyn Ziegler and The Mail on Sunday's Rob Draper discuss a potential loan move for Harry Maguire in January, with West Ham keeping an eye on his situation

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


West Ham are considering a move to sign Harry Maguire on loan from Manchester United.

Manchester United's Harry Maguire during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Friday January 6, 2023.
Image: West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United captain Harry Maguire on loan

Chelsea are involved in yet another tug of war, with the Blues monitoring Tottenham's interest in £25m Leandro Trossard.

Manchester United's new 'Cristiano Ronaldo rule' could be put to the test with Marcus Rashford in talks over a new bumper contract, according to reports.


Barcelona have serious interest in signing Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer at the end of the season as they look at Bosman deals for head coach Xavi.

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Paris Saint-Germain may quit their stadium at the Parc des Princes and buy the Stade de France as their new home.

Football's law-makers will consider radical new plans to crack down on time-wasters - including a basketball-style start-stop clock - at a Wembley meeting on Wednesday.

Patrick Vieira fears Chelsea's spending could distort the transfer market and make it even harder for Crystal Palace to sign players from abroad - despite admitting it is good for the quality of the Premier League.

Alejandro Garnacho is close to signing a new contract with Manchester United.

Alejandro Garnacho holds up his shirt after scoring the match-winning goal
Image: Alejandro Garnacho has broken into the Manchester United first team this season

Warren Gatland believes that Rob Howley should be forgiven for breaching betting rules and possibly become eligible to rejoin Wales' coaching staff.


Atletico Madrid are reportedly closing in on a move for out-of-favour Barcelona star Memphis Depay after agreeing personal terms with the Netherlands forward.

Eighty per cent of toilets at last weekend's Premier League derbies tested positive for cocaine, a shocking MailOnline investigation has found.

French side Lyon have made a late attempt to hijack Wolves' move for Flamengo star Joao Gomes, according to reports.

Known prankster Jarvo has claimed he was behind the porn noises that left Gary Lineker and co red-faced in the BBC studio before Liverpool's FA Cup replay at Wolves.

The first football shirt that Lionel Messi played in after his World Cup glory with Argentina has reportedly sold for £38,400.

Liverpool are preparing a double swoop for both Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer, while Roberto Firmino could extend his stay at Anfield.

Manchester City are monitoring Napoli's winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has no desire to leave the club despite enquiries from Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton, Crystal Palace and Newcastle.

West Ham and Everton have both asked about Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata.

Moussa Dembele has been offered to Everton with the club seeking attacking reinforcements this month to boost their efforts to stave off relegation.

Newcastle have made a fresh enquiry for Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby.

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The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth reports that Arsenal have made initial contact with Bayer Leverkusen over a possible transfer for forward Moussa Diaby

Southampton are closing on an £18m permanent deal for Villarreal forward Nicolas Jackson, after initially asking for the 21-year-old on a loan with option to buy.

France boss Didier Deschamps has lost the support of his former team-mates after failing to attend multiple events in the past year, according to reports.

Weston McKennie has rejected a move to Aston Villa, according to reports.


A temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season is believed to be supported by a majority of the UK’s four football associations heading into a key meeting of the game’s lawmakers on Wednesday.


Alejandro Garnacho has refused to sign a new contract with Manchester United amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, reports suggest.

Steven Gerrard is set to miss out on the Poland job due to his lack of international managerial experience.

Everton have made contact with Bologna over the possibility of signing Marko Arnautovic, according to reports.

Erling Haaland admits he owes a huge thank you to Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for teaching him the art of goalscoring.

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Image: Erling Haaland is the Premier League's top scorer this season

Huddersfield have enquired about former Arsenal trainee Robbie Burton.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to listen to offers for several fringe players - and are trying to offload Phil Jones.

A Saudi Arabian businessman has paid £2.1m for a VIP ticket to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play Lionel Messi’s PSG in Riyadh.

Juventus want to sign ex-Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on a free transfer, according to reports.


Jadon Sancho returned to training with Manchester United's first team on Tuesday.


Manchester City are expected to open contract negotiations with Julian Alvarez at the end of the season.

Ange Postecoglou has joined his Rangers counterpart Michael Beale in lamenting the negative portrayal of Scottish football caused by the state of the Hampden pitch and a brief failure of the VAR technology during the Viaplay Cup semi-finals.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 02: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou during a cinch Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium, on January 02, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
Image: Ange Postecoglou led Celtic to the Viaplay Cup final on Saturday

Ian Poulter says he may snub the Ryder Cup even if he defies expectation and makes the team for the biennial event in Rome in September.


Chelsea and Fulham fans face travel disruption when the two west London clubs meet at Stamford Bridge next month, after train drivers announced fresh strike dates.

English rugby chiefs have no regrets on sacking Eddie Jones, even though the veteran coach has made a quickfire Test return as Australia boss.


Reported Rangers target Noah Sadiki is being chased by PSV and Lille, according to reports, as the Ibrox side face serious competition for his services.

Hibernian will resist any bids for red hot Kevin Nisbet this month as the hitman re-emerges on Celtic's radar.

Jim Goodwin has revealed Anthony Stewart’s red card madness at Hampden will not cost him the Aberdeen captaincy.

Kemar Roofe is facing “weeks or months" on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder at Hampden on Sunday.7

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