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Erik ten Hag has given his Manchester United scout dozens of names from the Netherlands he wants them to see, with Ajax defender Jøren Timber remaining one of his main targets.
Angry Manchester City players, including Jack Grealish, and the referee’s staff confronted referee Stuart Atwell in the tunnel over Bruno Fernandes’ controversial goal in the derby at Old Trafford.
Bournemouth are preparing a £50,000-a-week bid to try to lure striker Antoine Cimeno to join the club from Bristol City this month.
Blackburn Rovers are keen to sign young Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt to give them a boost.
West Ham have joined the list of clubs interested in Dundee United star Rory MacLeod, who has already made seven senior appearances at the age of 16.
Two Saudi clubs could go head-to-head in a bid to sign Lionel Messi, with Al Hilal and Al Ittihad potentially willing to go £306m a year for the World Cup winner.
Arnaut Danjuma has returned to the UK to speak to loan clubs in the Premier League after Villarreal gave him permission to seek a transfer in January.
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Chelsea, Inter Milan and Arsenal look set to drop a deal in January for Valencia midfielder Younes Musa, who is unlikely to leave the Spanish club until the summer at the earliest.
Eden Hazard has reportedly been in talks with Al Nasr coach Rudi Garcia about joining Cristiano Ronaldo at the Saudi club.
Rennes goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is set to follow Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris in retiring from international football after 14 years playing largely as a substitute.
Joseph Martinez, the most successful striker in Atlanta United’s short history, is set to leave MLS club for rivals Inter Miami on a one-year deal.
A company dealing with investments for athletics greats Usain Bolt is under investigation amid reports Bolt may have been defrauded out of millions of pounds.
Arsenal are left licking their wounds with Michailo Modric now set to join arch-rivals Chelsea and could return to summer targets Jemi Benno and Moussa Diaby from Villarreal and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
Fans of Scunthorpe United at bottom of the National League caused a brief interruption to play by invading the pitch during their 2-0 home defeat by Woking in protest of current owner Peter Swann, who is looking to sell the club.
Everton defender Yerry Mina argued with fans in the street outside Goodison Park after Saturday’s defeat by Southampton while also being barred by fans in Anthony Gordon’s car.
Liverpool may be tempted to renew their interest in Wolverhampton midfielder Ruben Neves after he entered his final 18-month contract.
Noni Madueki could be the next player to join Chelsea’s new squad as PSV already seek to replace the £40m-rated winger.
Owen Farrell is set to be named as Steve Borthwick’s England captain for the Six Nations, and now a suspension concern has been put in place. Courtney Lawes is also due to be included in the squad when confirmed on Monday, but Henry Slade’s participation is in doubt after he was sent off on Saturday while playing for Exeter Chiefs.
Leicester Tigers are likely to add Danny Wilson to their backroom staff for the remainder of the season, with the former Glasgow Warriors boss joining the Harlequins side in the summer.
Spain has emerged as the favorite to host the 2031 Ryder Cup with the PGA Catalunya at the top of a waiting list that also includes the London club and projects in Luton and Bolton.
Celtic target Cho Gui-sung wants to delay his departure from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors until the summer due to concerns about his fitness.