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Tottenham defender Eric Dier agrees terms with Bayern Munich - Paper Talk

Plus: Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag is secure for the foreseeable future unless he oversees a dire run of results; Fenerbahce submit a first offer of £6.8m to sign Man Utd forward Anthony Martial; Brentford striker Ivan Toney is yet to engage in new contract talks amid Arsenal's interest

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Bayern Munich have reached an agreement in principle with Eric Dier about a move from Tottenham Hotspur to the Bundesliga this month.

Borussia Dortmund are expecting Jadon Sancho to join them on their winter training camp this weekend after they agreed a deal in principle to re-sign the Manchester United winger on loan for the rest of the season.

A former adviser to Spain's anti-doping association (CELAD) this week blew the whistle, revealing that over the past five years, several hundred violations have been covered up, lost or filed without any action.

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The Transfer Show panel discuss Jadon Sancho's potential loan move from Manchester United to Borussia Dortmund, with the clubs in talks over a deal


Owen Beck will be denied the chance to make an immediate impact back at Liverpool in the FA Cup third round tie at Arsenal on Sunday with the young full-back serving a suspension.

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Bill Foley has said that Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan will be designing a kit for Bournemouth.

Dagenham & Redbridge's American owners, a group that includes former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, are putting their shares in the National League club up for sale.

Young Liverpool goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga has joined League of Ireland Premier Division outfit St Patrick's Athletic on loan until the end of the season.

Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic is poised to join Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt on loan for the rest of the season.


Erik ten Hag is secure at Manchester United for the foreseeable future unless he oversees a run of particularly dire results, because the immediate priority for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford is to get to the bottom of what is required to turn the club around.

Rafael Nadal's grand slam return at the Australian Open is up in the air following an injury scare to the same hip that required career-saving surgery.


Fenerbahce are reportedly looking to strengthen their squad by signing Man United forward Anthony Martial with the Turkish club submitting a first offer of £6.8m (€8m) to sign the 28-year-old.

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The Transfer Show panel discuss the questions facing Manchester United over Anthony Martial's future at the club

Burnley defender Charlie Taylor has been declared bankrupt due to unpaid bills. The 30-year-old left-back, who earns around £30,000-a-week at Turf Moor, is understood to have been issued with a bankruptcy order last year and is in the process of having it annulled.

Manchester City will once again refuse to wear Emirates sleeve patches in their FA Cup fixtures this season because of a clash with sponsor Etihad.

Tottenham will make Djed Spence available for transfer following his unexpected return from a loan spell at Leeds amid concerns over his attitude.

Nottingham Forest are set to limit their big-spending ways during this transfer window as they wait to learn whether they will be charged with breaking spending rules.

Skelmersdale United manager Pascal Chimbonda has sensationally been registered to play for the ninth-tier club after seeing his five-match stadium ban reduced.

Norwich City co-owner Delia Smith claimed she was 'saddened' that Ipswich Town had not yet apologised to her after a can was thrown at her car ahead of their 2-2 draw last month.

Tyler Adams is expected to return to action for Bournemouth between the end of February and early March, says owner Bill Foley.

Mike Ashley's takeover of Yorkshire fell through because the ECB refused to replace Castore as England's kit manufacturer with his brand Slazenger.

Emma Raducanu is expected to make another change to her coaching arrangements with childhood mentor Nick Cavaday on duty at the Australian Open.


Northumbria Police have launched one of the "largest police operations ever conducted" in the region as 6,000 Newcastle United supporters prepare to descend on Sunderland's Stadium of Light this weekend.

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Sunderland owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus says he was 'disgusted' and apologised to fans after a stadium bar was decorated in Newcastle slogans ahead of their FA Cup tie

Manchester City have been hit with a High Court claim from fashion brand Superdry alleging trademark infringement on the team's training kit.

The Rugby Football Union has been forced to deliver a six-figure payout to England players after a dispute over the match fees for the World Cup third-place play-off.

Exeter Chiefs Women have been forced to drop an array of international players this weekend to avoid a five-point deduction from the Rugby Football Union.

The two MPs involved in Wimbledon's controversial expansion plans, Stephen Hammond and Fleur Anderson, have claimed the proposed development "totally disrespects the protected status of the land".


Brentford appear resigned to losing Ivan Toney with the club yet to even engage in new contract talks amid interest from Arsenal.

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A look back at Ivan Toney’s best goals in the Premier League

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is looking to land the signing of Newcastle chief Dan Ashworth and is prepared to pay whatever figures the Magpies demand.

A huge security operation involving a convoy of 120 buses will be launched for the Wear-Tyne derby - with Eddie Howe and a police leader urging calm.

Fulham have been offered the chance to sign Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino, who could leave Saudi Arabia in the January transfer window.

Manchester United are lining up a move for Girona left-back Miguel Gutierrez - almost three years since he rejected ex-Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho for a second time.


Villarreal have reignited their interest in Facundo Pellistri as the Manchester United winger chases more game-time.

Crystal Palace, Wolves and Brentford are eyeing Bromley midfielder Ben Krauhaus.

Arsenal have reportedly approached Everton over a potential deal for Amadou Onana - but they may have to cough up a huge fee to sign him.

Manchester United have recalled striker Charlie McNeill from his doomed loan spell at Stevenage.


Wales international Charlie Savage is in demand with Derby, Stockport and an unnamed Championship club all chasing the Reading midfielder's signature.


Arsenal are considering a summer move for Ajax teenager Jorrel Hato.

Sevilla want Chelsea to help them hijack David Datro Fofana's loan spell at Union Berlin.

West Ham are open to selling defender Nayef Aguerd this month, if David Moyes can secure a replacement before the transfer window closes.

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Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola go head to head in a game of FC 24 while answering trivia questions. Get a question wrong and they have to take a forfeit!

Fulham are ready to extend Kenny Tete's contract by a year to maintain his value should any overseas clubs try to poach him in January.


Manchester United's open dialogue with Tottenham has reportedly raised the possibility of Ryan Sessegnon moving to Old Trafford.

Manchester United are ramping up their efforts to sign Ecuadorian starlet Oscar Zambrano, according to reports.


Emmanuel Dennis is said to be 'interested' in joining Rangers if they make their move - and he looks a more likely addition than Brighton's Steven Alzate as things stand.


Michael Beale has no interest in taking Rangers misfit Sam Lammers to Sunderland.

Scotland's referees will hold crisis talks with their SFA bosses next week as the Willie Collum storm rages on.

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