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Barcelona are considering a move for Raheem Sterling when the transfer window opens in January.

Sale Sharks have confirmed their interest in bringing England fly-half George Ford to the club ahead of the 2022-23 season.


Gareth Southgate has been offered a double-your-money £6m contract to remain as England manager but the FA fears there will be Premier League suitors after Qatar 2022 if a deal is not agreed in time.

Manchester United hope to steal AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie from under the nose of Barcelona on a free transfer next summer.

Gareth Southgate, England manager
Image: Gareth Southgate is yet to finalise terms on a new England deal

RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo and Manchester City forward Ferran Torres are on Xavi's shopping list for his first transfer windows since taking over as Barcelona head coach.

Chelsea have reportedly been told they will need to find £42m to beat Manchester City, Juventus and Real Madrid to the signature of Monaco's in-demand midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

League Two side Barrow have been unable to get in contact with striker Dimitri Sea after he failed to return to training from a brief spell back at home in France.

Sam Allardyce has not ruled out taking another job in the game.

Paris Saint-Germain's women's team will train behind closed doors on Friday and they have also cancelled their planned press conference following the arrest of Aminata Diallo in connection to an attack on a team-mate.

West Ham will trigger an extension to defender Angelo Ogbonna's contract if he is ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told he needs back-up from his backroom if he is going to survive as Manchester United manager by Sam Allardyce.

Everton manager Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday October 23, 2021.
Image: Rafa Benitez is displeased with Everton's medical team amid a severe injury crisis

Dutch sensation Ryan Gravenberch has dealt a blow to Manchester United and Liverpool - by declaring his aim to sign a new contract with Ajax.


Mercedes are considering having Lewis Hamilton take another grid penalty in Brazil this weekend as their engine worries continue to threaten his bid for an eight drivers' championship.

Premier League clubs have rejected plans to wear their away kits at home matches over Christmas to raise awareness for homeless charity Shelter.

Newcastle United are confident they will be able to agree sponsorship deals with Saudi Arabian companies by the end of November and will soon have all Sports Direct branding removed from St James' Park.

Everton have placed chief medic Danny Donachie on leave, with boss Rafa Benitez ordering a review of the club's medical department in the wake of a series of long-term injuries.

Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that Man City spent just 10 minutes training on tactics ahead of their 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Former Germany manager Joachim Low was honoured by supporters and players before their World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein.

Luke Shaw and Kevin De Bruyne battle for the ball
Image: Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that Man City spent just 10 minutes training on tactics ahead of their 2-0 victory over Manchester United

The Met Police have increased the number of officers on duty at Wembley on Friday night after the crowd disturbances that marred England's World Cup qualifying draw against Hungary last month.


Matteo Guendouzi has admitted he does not want to return to Arsenal at the end of his loan spell with Marseille, where he sees his long-term future.

Manchester United could use Edinson Cavani as a bargaining tool in their bid to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

Mauricio Pochettino's recent comments appear to suggest he has very little interest in the Manchester United manager's role should it become available anytime soon.

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has been handed his first transfer budget at the club but a major dent has been made due to sacking Ronald Koeman.

Jose Mourinho has instructed a Roma club chief to pursue a deal for Diogo Dalot, a player he signed during his Manchester United tenure.


Liverpool's star full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has named Eden Hazard as the toughest player he has faced in a Reds shirt.

West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna and Leeds United's Rodrigo in action at Elland Road
Image: West Ham are set to stand by injured Angelo Ogbonna and extend his contract by a year


Chelsea officials have growing fears that they will lose defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer next summer with contract talks at an impasse.

Arsenal could soon be given a clear run at the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City after Barcelona's scouts were instructed to halt their preparations for the January transfer window, according to reports.


England captain Harry Kane has launched a strong defence of using his brother, Charlie, as his agent during this summer's failed attempt to leave Tottenham and will continue with his family representing him.

Eddie Howe arranged the first away trip as Newcastle United manager on Thursday - with a staff-bonding session at the pub.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is set to move to Florida in an effort to rebuild her heptathlon career, linking up with new coach Petros Kyprianou.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Image: Katarina Johnson-Thompson is set to move to Florida


Harry Kane has admitted for the first time that his turbulent summer took a toll on him mentally.

Steve Clarke has aimed a thinly veiled swipe at Ryan Fraser after the Newcastle winger pulled out of his Scotland squad for Friday's crucial meeting with Moldova.


Giovanni van Bronckhorst has emerged as frontrunner to replace Steven Gerrard.

Lorenzo Amoruso believes Giovanni van Bronckhorst would be the perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard.


St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson is one of the candidates being considered by Rangers after a series of impressive displays from his side, with competition coming from Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Derek McInnes.

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