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Plus: Brighton poised to confirm signing of Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors; Casey Stoney and Laura Harvey lead candidates to replace Chelsea manager Emma Hayes; Newcastle line up stunning move for Argentina star Paolo Dybala; Watford in talks to send Imran Louza on loan to Lorient

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The top stories and transfer rumours from Saturday's newspapers...


Tottenham are keen on signing Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes, according to reports.

Conor Gallagher is now "unlikely" to leave Chelsea this month - but Tottenham will not give up on signing the player.

Chelsea's Conor Gallagher during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday October 7, 2023.
Image: Tottenham are interested in Chelsea's Conor Gallagher

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the favourite to replace Stefano Pioli at AC Milan - according to Italian media.

Newcastle have reportedly lined up a stunning move for Argentina star Paolo Dybala.


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Manchester City's senior players held a summit meeting last month to ensure no one played the "victim card" or made "excuses" in the wake of a poor run of results that threatened hopes of a fourth successive Premier League title.


Chelsea footballer Ben Chilwell is selling his Surrey mansion because he wants more security for himself.

Chelsea's Ben Chilwell applauds fans
Image: Ben Chilwell is set to return from injury for Chelsea

Brighton are poised to confirm the signing of Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors after he had a medical on Thursday.

West Brom are signing Andreas Weimann on loan from Bristol City in a deal that will see Taylor Gardner-Hickman go the other way on a permanent transfer.

Struggling Napoli are braced for offers for winger Khvicha Kvaratshkelia.

Manchester United defender Alvaro Fernandez is closing on a loan move to Benfica.

Aston Villa will allow Calum Chambers and Bertrand Traore to leave the club if they are able to find new employers.

Luton have asked Reading about the availability of defenders Nelson Abbey and Tom Holmes.

Real Madrid players and staff will share a bonus pot of £3m if they beat Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia.


Ajax are making a major push to sign Jordan Henderson on loan to cut short the midfielder's Saudi Arabia stint and save his Euro 2024 hopes.

Jordan Henderson played his first England game since his move to Saudi Arabia
Image: Ajax want to sign Al Ettifaq's Jordan Henderson

Casey Stoney and Laura Harvey are the leading candidates to replace Chelsea manager Emma Hayes as the club begin to sound out candidates for the job.


Chelsea star Cole Palmer has opened up about his move to Stamford Bridge, revealing he never actually wanted to leave Manchester City in the first place.

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks with the Swedish FA about becoming their national head coach.


Jamaican international striker Dujuan Richards has completed his move to Chelsea from Phoenix Academy.

Watford are in advanced talks with Lorient about Imran Louza going on loan to the French club.

Marc Skinner says "everyone is welcome to their opinion" after a section of Manchester United fans chanted for him to leave the club during a mid-season friendly last week.


Chelsea have reportedly sent one of their executives to Brazil to activate the release clause in 16-year-old Palmeiras star Estevao's contract.

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini according to reports in Italy.


Chelsea are expected to name a female coach to replace Emma Hayes after senior players told the club that they would prefer to work with a woman.

May 2, 2021, Kington Upon Thames, United Kingdom: Kington Upon Thames, England, 2nd May 2021. Emma Hayes manager of Chelsea celebrates the win during the UEFA Women's Champions League match at Kingsmeadow, Kington Upon Thames. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage(Credit Image: © Paul Terry/CSM via ZUMA Wire) (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

The appointment of Martin Glenn as chairman of the elite referees body PGMOL is likely to accelerate the drive for more female match officials, and more from ethnic minorities.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), which owns the Olympic Park and London Stadium, has had to include "contingent liabilities" in its annual accounts for possible future penalties from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and HMRC.

The new board at Yorkshire County Cricket Club is set to include Phillip Hodson as part of the Colin Graves takeover, if approved by members - but Hodson is also the frontrunner to be the new chairman of MCC.

Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director who has been in hiding in the United States since he turned whistleblower about Russia's state doping programme, is to give evidence via video link at the trial of a senior Norwegian sports official.

Chelsea are likely to have to sign a forward this month if Christopher Nkunku does not return soon from his injury nightmare.

Emma Raducanu has urged darts sensation Luke Littler to be cautious of those around him and "take time to actually enjoy" his success at the World Championships.


Hibernian will bank just under £1.2m from Josh Doig's imminent move to Marseille from Hellas Verona.

Outgoing chairman Jim McMahon insists he's not embarrassed by Motherwell's appeal for A-list investment as he rubbished claims the Steelmen have reached for the begging bowl.


Nick Montgomery has revealed Hibs have cancelled a scheduled bounce game with Wolves in Dubai due to a lack of players.

UEFA has closed the investigation in allegations of racist abuse aimed at Aberdeen striker Pape Habib Gueye by supporters of PAOK Salonika.

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