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Newcastle United will have a January transfer budget of only £50m despite there being room for another £140m under Financial Fair Play rules.

There is no speedy route to Premier League success, David Moyes has warned the new owners of Newcastle United, saying that the league now has too many successful, well-run clubs to allow one to buy their way to a title.

Phil Foden is joining England team-mates Sam Johnstone and Reece James as a Unique Sports Group player.


Barcelona are hoping to sign Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen next summer if they eventually become free agents.

Barcelona have asked to be kept updated on the future of Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Kylian Mbappe will quit Paris Saint-Germain next summer regardless of the size of the club's offer of a new contract.

A report in Spain has suggested Arsenal would be interested in a loan swap with Real Madrid involving Gareth Bale and Alexandre Lacazette.

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is plotting a move for Riqui Puig now the Barcelona midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp.

Arsene Wenger is refusing to give up on his radical plans for a biennial World Cup despite growing backlash from many parts of the football universe.

Phil Foden has committed his long-term future to Manchester City
Image: Phil Foden is switching agents

Harry Redknapp says Mike Ashley offered him a private jet from Bournemouth and back every day to take the Newcastle job when he was in charge of Portsmouth.

Liverpool target Renato Sanches will be allowed to leave Lille if a 'big club' table a bid, the French side have said.

Tottenham and West Ham are considering a move for Saint-Etienne's young English keeper Etienne Green, according to reports.


Mo Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa flew into England on Saturday - fuelling speculation of further talks over a new £500,000-a-week deal for the Egyptian king.

Dani Alves has told Barcelona he would be happy to return and help them out now he is a free agent after the termination of his contract with Sao Paulo.


Premier League clubs are lagging behind other leading football leagues and the world's major sports in persuading players to get Covid-19 vaccinations.

Real Madrid are ready to offer Paul Pogba £12m per year and a £25m signing bonus, according to a report in Spain.

Tottenham's coronavirus concerns have deepened with the two players who tested positive set to miss the game against Newcastle this weekend and the trip to West Ham next Sunday.

The Danish FA has opened an investigation into an alleged pool party involving players from the national team and hotel staff before their World Cup qualifier against Moldova.


Mikel Arteta is reported to have settled on Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic as the man he wants to bring in to replace Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal.


Newcastle supporters have been warned not to expect Erling Haaland and other superstars to arrive at the club despite their new-found spending power.

Middlesbrough fans unfurled a banner aiming an expletive-laden dig at Newcastle's £300m takeover during their Sky Bet Championship clash with Peterborough.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts (AP)
Image: Real Madrid are ready to offer Paul Pogba a huge contract

Olivier Giroud snubbed a move to Everton after a friend of his received a "sign from heaven" in a dream.


Stuart Broad has set his sights on being 100 per cent in time for England's first Ashes Test against Australia in December as he steps up his recovery from a torn calf which was so bad it kept him off his feet for two weeks after the injury.

More than 260 Australian Rules footballers have signed up to the AFL's Players for Climate Action group.

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