All the headlines and transfer rumors from Friday’s papers…
Real Sociedad have told Arsenal they will have to pay Martin Zubimendi’s €60m (around £52.8m) release clause if they want to sign the midfielder this month.
Tottenham are close to completing the €45m (£39.6m) signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon. Porro has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with Spurs, with the final details of the transfer fee the only part left to be agreed.
Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomez from Flamengo. The Premier League club made a £15m bid for the 21-year-old earlier this month, before the move was called off when Lyon approached the Brazilian side.
World Athletics’ long-term strategy is to end trans and intersex athletes from competing in the women’s categories and instead host elite men in a new “open” classification.
Erling Holland’s prolific goalscoring streak has cost the bookies more than any other player in Premier League history.
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Everton are expected to lower their asking price for Anthony Gordon after the forward missed a third day of training. Newcastle United are confident of signing Gordon after holding talks with Everton over the England U21 international this week.
Everton were hoping to agree a deal worth up to £60million for Gordon, but he threatened to force Newcastle to walk away and pursue other targets.
Chelsea have twice failed to fill two key positions before the transfer window closes next week.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Chelsea’s bid for right-back Malo Gusto this week will not be sold this month, while Everton’s opening bid for midfielder Amadou Onana has been rejected.
Chelsea could also make fresh bids for midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, despite bids being rejected by Benfica and Brighton.
Despite a growing backlash against plans to make the most seismic changes to the way the game is played since the game went professional, the height of the legal battle will be lowered across all of the world’s elite rugby.
Danny Ings received an injection in his injured knee to help him recover quickly. West Ham’s £15m new striker suffered a heavy knock barely 30 seconds into his debut on Saturday.
Leeds are in talks with Juventus to sign American star Weston McKenney. Whites boss Jesse Marsh is keen to land his compatriot, but Leeds’ £20m plus add-ons fall short of Juve’s £30m price tag.
Manchester United are ready to let four more players leave before Tuesday’s transfer deadline – plus Charlie Savage. Robbie Savage’s son joins Forest Green Rovers on loan for the rest of the season.
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son seal a sensational double transfer to Newcastle.
Everton are considering a move for Dnipro striker Artem Dovbyk to bolster their survival hopes.
Farhad Moshiri is staring down a financial black hole that could cost him £300m if he sells Everton.
Michael Antonio has been linked with a move to MLS at the end of January.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is set to sell three star players this month as he looks to rebuild the squad.
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Southampton asked about Rennes winger Kamaldin Sulemana.
Belgium have shortlisted Joachim Low, Mauricio Pochettino and Andre Villas-Boas for the managerial job following the departure of Roberto Martinez, according to a new report.
Lyon have made inquiries about a loan deal for Tottenham right-back Jed Spence until the end of the season.
Erling Haaland has a €200m (£175.5m) release clause in his Manchester City contract, which expires in two years in the summer of 2024.
Real Madrid are ready to activate Fran Garcia’s €10m (£8.8m) buyout option. Sources close to Garcia and Real have confirmed a move is imminent, with the 23-year-old left-back set to remain on loan at Rayo Vallecano until the end of the season.
Bournemouth have agreed a deal to sign Antoine Semenyo for the third time, after Bristol City rejected two previous bids.
Pep Guardiola has opened the door to a sensational return to Barcelona and says he would leave Manchester City if given the chance.
Ian Wright has called on Manchester United to offer out-of-favour striker Anthony Martial in a player-plus-cash deal for Harry Kane this summer – but such a plan could face opposition from Joel Glazer.
Arsenal legend David Seaman believes it would be a blessing not to miss out on Mihailo Mudryk.
Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Lionel Messi’s famous Barcelona goal celebration as his new side battled Al Nasr in the Saudi Super Cup semi-final on Thursday.
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Former Everton manager Frank Lampard has broken his silence in a heartfelt message to the club’s supporters.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted he won’t be able to manage “after the age of 70”, a move that mimicked the career of former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson in Germany and was quickly dismissed.
Chelsea have downplayed their interest in Moises Caicedo as Arsenal prepare to face Brighton.
Ibrahima Bamba’s agent has played down rumors that the defender is on the verge of completing a move to Arsenal, but denies any business will be done before the transfer window closes.
West Ham expect Michael Antonio to stay at the club beyond the end of this month’s transfer window, but the forward insists he has held talks over a possible move.
According to Spanish reports, Manchester United made a surprise move for Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias.
Leeds are ‘confident’ they are leading the race to sign Juventus star Weston McKenney, with Arsenal and Tottenham also interested in his services
Wimbledon officials have reportedly been told by government sources not to allow pro-Russian protesters to disrupt the tournament as they did at the Australian Open on Wednesday night. Flags and T-shirts were seen at the tournament, despite a clear ban beforehand.
Celtic are playing hard with Atlanta United and their pitch for Giorgos Djakoumakis. The Premier League has made an offer for the Greek striker, but it is a loan with an option to buy at the end.
Former Hibs boss Sean Maloney is Wigan’s No.1 candidate to replace Kolo Toure as manager.
Midfielder Joe Aribo faces the prospect of being let go by Southampton less than eight months after making his name in Rangers history by scoring in the Europa League final.
Bournemouth and Brentford could open the Premier League door for Scotland star Ross Stewart.
Rangers will need to raise around £1.5m if they are to sign Nicholas Ruskin this month. Standard Liege have rejected an opening bid from the Ibrox side.
Fuming Hearts have slammed Blackpool boss Mick McCarthy after he accused the Jambos of being “dishonest” in their pursuit of Toby Sibbick.