Plus: Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko; Dele Alli’s time in Turkey is showing no signs of improving as he is performing “below expectations” at Besiktas
Friday 16 December 2022 07:46, UK
All the top stories and transfer rumours from Friday’s newspapers…
Manchester City are reportedly willing to increase their offer for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol to £110 million.
Everton are keen on a move for Villarreal and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia after he impressed at the Qatar World Cup.
Bruno Fernandes has paid tribute to departing Portugal manager Fernando Santos after the veteran boss was sacked this week.
Paulo Fonseca has emerged as a possible candidate to take over as the next Portugal boss.
Chelsea prospect Cesare Casadei is one Blues youngster who could be set for a loan move in the January transfer window.
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Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, according to reports.
Arsene Wenger has been “brainwashed” into making “stupid statements” since joining Fifa, according to Norway manager Stale Solbakken.
Lionel Messi in the World Cup final is a wonderful moment for football and Argentina will be playing for him, says Pablo Zabaleta.
Dele Alli’s time in Turkey is showing no signs of improving as he is performing “below expectations” at Besiktas.
Arsenal are on red alert after being informed that Sevilla are keen to get rid of playmaker Isco after he was reduced to a fringe role with the Liga side.
Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Brighton might be cheering on France in Sunday’s World Cup final with Argentina’s players expected to head to Buenos Aires for celebrations if they secure the Jules Rimet trophy and possibly not back to recover in time for the Premier League’s restart.
Portugal great Maniche says Jose Mourinho would be the ideal candidate to take over from Fernando Santos as the country’s national team manager.
Cody Gakpo remains Manchester United’s prime target for January if they can agree a fee but PSV want a club record of over £40million.
Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing developments on the future of Sofyan Amrabat.
Leicester, Wolves and West Ham are interested in Azzedine Ounahi after he caught the eye for Morocco.
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate the 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina on Sunday afternoon.
Sevilla have reportedly placed a £26 million price tag on goalkeeper Yassine Bounou following his heroic performances at the World Cup for semi-finalists Morocco.
Real Madrid will reportedly not stand in the way of Karim Benzema flying to Qatar to feature for France in the 2022 World Cup final amid speculation he could still be called upon.
Antonio Conte would ‘think ten times’ before making a decision over whether to return to Juventus as the Serie A club’s manager.
Manchester City duo Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have reunited in training, in what will be a sight that sparks fears into their Premier League rivals.
Dave the Cat is reportedly set to be the subject of a tug-of-war between several England stars who are bidding to take home the stray after he became the Three Lions’ mascot in Qatar.
Jesse Lingard has admitted that he feels “misunderstood at times'” and insists that he “loves training and football”- despite accusations that he is distracted by his off-field interests.
Republic of Ireland women’s team manager Vera Pauw has been accused of “weight shaming” by former players at the American club she managed in 2018, but Pauw has denied remarking on players’ appearances or tracking their weight while at Houston Dash.
Manchester United are busily seeking a new shirt sponsor after agreeing to terminate their deal with TeamViewer, the German company whose investors had put them under pressure to do so after accusing them of “appalling judgment” in signing the five-year deal. They will remain on United’s shirts until a new sponsor is found.
Saudi Arabia is plotting an audacious bid to host the World Cup and Olympics in the same decade, with an effort to secure rights to the 2030 World Cup rated “all but certain”, potentially alongside Egypt and Greece.
Chelsea are set to put the finishing touches on a contract with Christopher Vivell, who will become their new technical director.
Significant Premier League interest in Borussia Dortmund’s next big talent – Youssoufa Moukoko – could come to nothing now that Barcelona have shown an interest in the teenager.
Worcester’s return to rugby union has been plunged into doubt after the RFU rejected their rescue plan over concerns about the consortium’s ability to fund the club and deliver on their business plan.
Lord Coe says Kenya’s commitment of more than £18m to fight doping in athletics in the country enabled them to avoid a blanket ban like the one previously handed out to Russia.
Hearts say they will not allow clubs from England to “take the mickey” out of them over Australia star Kye Rowles, who Tynecastle supremo Andrew McKinlay says will not be allowed to leave for anything but “mind-boggling” money.
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Rangers are interested in a £500,000 move for Angola starlet Benedito Mambuene Mukendi, who currently plays in the Portuguese second tier for Trofense.
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