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Plus: Tottenham are keen on signing Club Brugge ace Andreas Skov Olsen; Barcelona are resigned to missing out on Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans due to the fact he is expected to join Arsenal; Aston Villa want to sign a marquee wide forward for Unai Emery in January

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday's newspapers...


Vincent Kompany is on the shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez as Belgium boss.

Manchester United are lining up a free transfer for Yann Sommer, according to reports.

Raheem Sterling has vowed he will only return to England's World Cup campaign when his family are "safe".

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly called in his lawyers to demand a £17m payment from former club Juventus.

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Dharmesh Sheth gives an update on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo as Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr are favourites to sign the free agent on a $200m per year deal

Tottenham are keen on signing Club Brugge ace Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.

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Newcastle are reportedly aiming to beat Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos.

Tottenham and Arsenal are in a transfer battle to sign Ecuador's 20-year-old defender Piero Hincapie, according to reports.

World Cup star Mohammed Kudus is a transfer target for FC Barcelona, according to reports.

Man Utd are reportedly heating up their pursuit of Jeremie Frimpong.

Chelsea have reportedly made Romeo Lavia their N'Golo Kante replacement.


Worried England World Cup stars have put security guards on 24-hour red alert following the robbery on Raheem Sterling's home that has heightened fears they are the target of organised gangs.

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Gary Neville believes the way England have dealt with Raheem Sterling's personal matter has been handled much better than previous incidents have been in the past

Luke Shaw has revealed England's squad watched Kylian Mbappe's match-winning display on the team bus to set up their World Cup quarter-final against the France forward.

Fernando Santos, the Portugal manager, has reprimanded Cristiano Ronaldo over his angry reaction to being substituted against South Korea and there is now a major doubt over whether he will start against Switzerland today.


Portuguese newspaper A Bola has published a poll revealing 70 per cent of readers want Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for the Switzerland last-16 tie.

England fans' enjoyment of their side's win over Senegal to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday evening was marred by a series of altercations amongst the travelling support at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Shocking footage has emerged online of football legend and current Cameroon FA president Samuel Eto'o attacking a man outside a stadium at the World Cup in Qatar.

Lionel Messi has claimed that Brazil, Spain and France are the three remaining favourites to win the 2022 World Cup.

Real Madrid's chances of signing Brazilian wonderkid Endrick have increased as it's reported that they have promised to meet a condition in which they won't also sign Man City star Erling Haaland.

Gareth Southgate will not put pressure on Raheem Sterling to re-join the England squad after he flew home due to a burglary at his Surrey home.


Former Germany striker Max Kruse has revealed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was forced to apologise after seeing his transfer to Anfield cancelled.

Those at the top of the Barcelona hierarchy are reportedly resigned to missing out on Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans due to the fact he is expected to join another club - Arsenal.

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Youri Tielemans has scored some stunners lately, but which strike was better...against Wolves or Everton?

Harry Kane has revealed David Beckham paid a surprise visit to the England camp to offer his support for their bid to win the World Cup.


US businessman John Textor has hit a snag in his attempts to buy French side Lyon, his ambitions complicated by a requirement to obtain the agreement of Crystal Palace's shareholders, the club in which he has a 40 per cent stake.

Chelsea have included Reece James, Ben Chilwell, N'Golo Kante and Wesley Fofana in their 25-man squad for their mid-season trip to Dubai.


Iran's clerical leadership has punished one of its most celebrated former footballers, Ali Daei, for supporting recent protests by closing his jewellery shop and restaurant.

Eddie Jones is fighting for his survival with at least one of his senior coaches considering resigning if the Australian remains as England head coach.

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Image: Eddie Jones is under huge pressure as England rugby union head coach

The IOC has been criticised for inviting Russia's Olympic president to a high-level summit this week to discuss the future of the Olympic movement, despite his comments that his country's athletes should be honoured to fight in the war against Ukraine.


Harry Kane has turned to David Beckham for captaincy tips as he attempts to lead England to World Cup glory.

Aston Villa want to sign a marquee wide forward for Unai Emery in January as they prepare to back their newly-appointed head coach in the winter market with Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram and Matheus Cunha of Atletico Madrid the main targets of interest.

Tottenham could be set to boost Manchester City's January transfer funds with Antonio Conte reportedly targeting a move for Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro.


England stars including Raheem Sterling were offered the chance of increased security at their homes before heading to the World Cup.

FIFA have been forced into action after Morocco supporters were left furious over a lack of tickets available for their World Cup round of 16 clash against Spain, with prices skyrocketing away from the official sales points.

Premier League fans are facing a travel nightmare on Boxing Day with more train strikes planned.


Glen Kamara will leave Rangers for more game time as Finland mentor claims 'everything changed' after Steven Gerrard

Rangers chairman Douglas Park has suffered a fresh blow ahead of tomorrow's AGM after a leading fan group announced they will be voting against his re-election bid.

Lawrence Shankland insists he knew Cammy Devlin was going to get Lionel Messi's jersey at the end of his World Cup journey.

Hearts defender Alex Cochrane could be banned for two matches following his red card in the Spanish friendly that was abandoned after a brawl with UD Almeria.

Hibs boss Lee Johnson would love to find a replacement for Martin Boyle in January - but insists his priority will be offloading fringe players.

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