Ozan Kabak: Manchester United join race for Schalke defender - Papers

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Manchester United have joined the clubs expressing an interest in Schalke defender Ozan Kabak.

Manchester United and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, reports claim.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson approached him about becoming Manchester United manager after deciding to step down seven years ago.

Carlo Ancelotti
Image: Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he was approached by Sir Alex Ferguson about the Manchester Utd job

Liverpool made contact with the agent of Lille defender Sven Botman in November regarding a future move to the club and are set to battle Inter Milan for his signature, according to reports.

Aston Villa are expecting January bids from Manchester United and Manchester City for star midfielder Jack Grealish, according to reports.

West Ham are interested in signing a new striker during the January transfer window with Chelsea's Olivier Giroud their primary target.


Chelsea are hopeful that Ben Chilwell is not facing a long spell on the sidelines even though the left-back's ankle injury could rule him out of the club's Christmas and New Year fixtures.

Liverpool have had an offer accepted by Birmingham City for highly-rated 15-year-old Calum Scanlon.

Andy Lonergan is expected to be handed the responsibility of being Stoke City's last line of defence against Tottenham Hotspur's formidable attack in his first competitive appearance in almost two years.

English Football League players could be asked to drive themselves to matches as part of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus over the festive period.

Parents, schools and government have been urged to place children's physical activity at the heart of their planning for the new-year Covid-19 recovery following the curtailment of numerous sports clubs and ­fixtures.

Rugby union requires immediate action to reduce the increasing number of concussions suffered each season at the elite level according to a leading neurologist.


Manchester United have seized the initiative in the fiercely-competitive race to sign Bayern Munich star David Alaba.

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward could fund as much as £30m in January by clearing out the club's deadwood.

Philippe Coutinho was on target from the penalty spot in the 3-1 win
Image: Barcelona are reportedly desperate to get Philippe Coutinho off their books

Barcelona are desperate to shift Philippe Coutinho off their books as soon as possible to avoid paying Liverpool further millions in transfer money.

Chelsea are the latest club to be linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.


Wayne Rooney wants to bring Manchester United outcast Phil Jones to Derby on loan in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Sheffield United want to sign Jesse Lingard on loan in January, according to reports.


Jose Mourinho will receive a warmer welcome than he imagined away to Stoke City tomorrow after his opponents upgraded the away changing facilities that had been labelled a "pigsty".


Leeds are weighing up a shock move to sign Adama Traore due to his contract situation at Wolves, according to reports.

Adama Traore qualifies to play for both Spain and Mali
Image: Leeds are reportedly keen on Wolves winger Adama Traore


Goalkeeper Loris Karius could be in line to make a shock return to Liverpool in the January transfer window.


Ex-Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven could rejoin Aberdeen after being released by New York City.

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