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Plus: Newcastle are still exploring a move for Leicester midfielder James Maddison; Chelsea are ready to launch a fresh bid for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez; forward Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new contract with Arsenal

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Moises Caicedo is considering handing in a transfer request to force a late move to Arsenal or Chelsea

The ECB has offered Azeem Rafiq three days with their legal team to prepare him for the Yorkshire racism hearing next month in a move that will raise questions about the governing body's role in the process.

Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo has reportedly rejected a move to Bournemouth having told his agent that he has no interest in continuing negotiations with the Premier League club.

Dani Alves has been 'signing autographs for fellow inmates in prison' but has since been moved to another jail for 'security reasons' after being remanded without bail over an alleged sexual assault.

The Saudi Pro League is set to adjust its rules in a bid to lure Lionel Messi over to the Middle East to join long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

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Real Madrid have reportedly ruled out a summer move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.


James Maddison could still join Newcastle United ahead of next week's January transfer deadline in spite of Leicester City having already rejected at least one concrete bid for the 26-year-old's signature, according to reports.

James Maddison
Image: James Maddison is under consideration by Newcastle

Chelsea have three goalkeepers on their transfer shortlist to put the futures of both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga at risk, according to reports.

Chelsea are ready to launch a fresh swoop for Enzo Fernandez and are even willing to offer Benfica 'a few players' in return for the Argentina midfielder, according to reports in Portugal.

Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez
Image: Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez is wanted by Chelsea


Football chiefs are to rip up the rule book on penalties to clamp down on gamesmanship after Emi Martinez's World Cup antics.

Leicester City are set to complete the signing of Brazilian winger Tete from Lyon until the end of the season.

N'Golo Kante is reportedly set to return from injury for Chelsea's Champions League last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Dele Alli finally appears to have won over the Besiktas fanbase after a goalscoring return to the starting line-up.

Dele Alli
Image: Dele Alli had previously fallen out of favour at Besiktas

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is using his head and trying to trademark his goal celebration.

Graham Potter has turned to the army in a bid to build a better team spirit at Chelsea.


Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2027.


Ex-Liverpool ace Emre Can has revealed that he had cancer surgery just after joining Juventus back in 2018


The bitter rift between Uefa and the former Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, could leave one of the architects of the European Super League liable to legal action from the governing body.


Moises Caicedo has publicly said he wants to leave Brighton this month in an extraordinary social media post, after Arsenal had an opening offer of £60 million rejected for the midfielder.

Marcelo Bielsa withdrew as the No 1 candidate to take over as Everton manager after it emerged that he was only prepared to move to Goodison Park to coach the under-21 side.


Nottingham Forest are willing to offload summer signings Lewis O'Brien and Harry Toffolo this month.

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Serge Gnabry has been dropped to the bench for Bayern Munich's next fixture after leaving Germany to attend Paris Fashion Week.


Rangers have tabled an improved £2m package to land Morgan Whittaker.


Rangers have teamed up with AC/DC to launch a new clothing range ahead of the rock band's upcoming 2023 tour and new book which will be released this year.

Former Rangers star Barry Ferguson reckons Ryan Jack will have to prove his match fitness before he gets offered a new contract as he warns the Gers not to overlook experience.

Giorgos Giakoumakis is poised to seal a £4m move to J-League side Urawa Red Diamonds.

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