All news and transfer rumors from Friday newspapers …
West Ham have decided to approach Rafael Benitez to become their next manager if he decides to sack David Moyes.
Manchester United blocked Everton’s bid to sign Anthony Elanga on loan due to their concerns about the climate at Goodison Park.
The Daily Telegraph
Newcastle have a nine-man transfer list for January, which includes Everton winger Anthony Gordon and three Chelsea players – Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Chelsea continue their search for a central midfielder after receiving no encouragement from Tottenham that summer signing Yves Bissouma could be available for transfer this month.
County cricket chiefs fear an exodus of English players due to the sheer scale of T20 tournaments around the world and the added lure of major league cricket, which starts in the US in July.
Leicester City are furious after drones carrying cameras were flown during one of their secret training sessions ahead of the clash with Brighton, with security confronting a man who was controlling them from outside the perimeter of the training complex.
Newcastle are considering a £35m move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin despite his injury struggles in recent seasons.
Aston Villa and Everton are vying for the signature of striker Moussa Dembele, who found himself out of favor at French club Lyon.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has agreed a free transfer to Barcelona in the summer, according to reports in Spain.
Nottingham Forest are looking to add Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Levakovic to their squad, according to reports in Croatia.
Former Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, who now plays for Marseille, has been banned from seven matches for a gruesome kung fu challenge that saw rival Moussa Ndiaye knocked to the ground and taken to hospital.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has decided to keep often injured midfielder Arthur Melo at the club until the end of the season and he will be available for the next few weeks.
Chelsea were asked to back off from pursuing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo this month after rejecting a ‘cheeky’ initial offer.
Jesse Lingard has revealed that he turned to alcohol to relieve pain towards the end of his career at Manchester United.
Football Federation Australia has made one of the most significant changes to rugby in its history, requiring all amateur players to tackle waist below the waist from this summer onwards to try and mitigate concussions and brain injuries.
Besiktas manager Senol Gunes says Dele Alli simply isn’t doing enough to earn him a place in the first team after recent reports emerged that they were considering taking him back to Everton.
Arsenal are interested in Bournemouth winger Gideon Anthony, whose contract expires in the summer, but they will face competition from Leicester City and two Bundesliga clubs – Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Ordered by the Mexican Football Federation to forfeit two friendlies and three Under-23 matches played by Alejandro Zendegas – The US-born Zendegas was never granted a transfer to represent his country and has now been selected by his home country for the upcoming friendlies.
Former Arsenal and Netherlands winger Marc Overmars suffered irreparable damage to his heart last month when he suffered what was initially said to be a mild stroke.
Tottenham striker Richarlison is poised to get away with any punishment for confronting Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after Sunday’s north London derby.
Morgan Whitaker is desperate to join Rangers and the Ibrox club are expected to make a third bid for the Swansea striker.
Celtic are open to both Giorgos Giakomakis and Josip Juranović staying at the club on a long-term basis despite persistent transfer rumours.
Leicester City have reportedly made a £10m bid for Stoke City defender Harry Suttar.
Dundee United and Aberdeen are both keen on Luton Town goalkeeper Matt Massey, who previously played in Scotland for Hibernian.