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Real Madrid should sign Haaland before Mbappe - Valdano

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly the primary transfer target for Real Madrid, but Jorge Valdano would pick Erling Haaland over him.


Aston Villa boss Dean Smith responds to Jamie Carragher's top four advice

Villa travel to Burnley on Wednesday evening looking to continue their promising season under boss Smith and captain Jack Grealish


Best yet to come for in-form West Ham, says defender Craig Dawson

Craig Dawson says the best is yet to come for West Ham after the Hammers climbed into the Premier League's top four on Tuesday night. The defender, on loan from Watford, scored his first Premier League goal for West Ham to secure victory at Crystal Palace after Tomas Soucek's brace had countered an opener from Wilfried Zaha. Michy Batshuayi scored late but the Hammers were more than deserving and could have won far more comfortably. Dawson has...


Sainz makes maiden Ferrari F1 appearance in Fiorano test

Carlos Sainz Jr hit the track as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver for the first time on Wednesday morning, commencing his private test running at Fiorano


‘Leader’ Bukayo Saka hailed by Mikel Arteta after inspiring Arsenal win at Southampton

Bukayo Saka has been lauded as a “leader” by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta after the teenage winger shone again in the 3-1 win at Southampton. The 19-year-old scored one and assisted Alexandre Lacazette to clinch all three points to lift the Gunners up to eighth in the Premier League table. "He's really humble, respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball, to make decisions that are not very usual for his age," Arteta said...


Man Utd predicted line-up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to make Marcus Rashford call

Man Utd will host Sheffield United at Bramall Lane where Marcus Rashford is expected to start despite an injury scarce while Bruno Fernandes is set to return


Luke Shaw revival: United star is proving indispensable to Solskjaer

United's defeat at home to Spurs appeared to signal the beginnings of drastic change at Old Trafford. That, added to the viral clip of Dea Gea berating his left back, made for grim reading for Shaw.


Saints fans hammer Theo Walcott's performance in Arsenal defeat

A number of Southampton fans were frustrated with the performance of Theo Walcott during the Saints’ 3-1 defeat against Arsenal at St Mary’s on Tuesday night. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were looking to emulate their 1-0 win against the Gunners in the FA Cup fourth round at St Mary’s on Saturday, but they were unable to produce the same level of performance last night. Arsenal had kept some of their players fresh for the league meeting and that...


Tottenham transfer news: Spurs make contact with PSG star Angel Di Maria

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to sign the Argentina international


Graeme Souness clarifies Paul Pogba feud after 'put your medals on the table' dig

Graeme Souness has risked reigniting his long-running feud with Manchester United star Paul Pogba by discussing the star's attitude, after the Frenchman conceded he didn't know who the Liverpool icon was


Celtic 'offered' ex-Stoke £18m record signing, Rangers warning over Wright deal, Frimpong transfer fee 'too good to turn down' - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The end is in sight and teams are beginning to make moves after a slow start to the transfer market January window.


Hinchcliffe: Andretti team will be fast from start of IndyCar season

James Hinchcliffe believes Andretti Autosport can avoid the struggles that plagued the start of last season, and run as competitively as it did in the final IndyCar rounds of 2020


Honda satellite LCR team commits to MotoGP for five more years

The satellite LCR squad has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 having signed a new deal with Dorna Sports and the International Race Teams Association


Everton vs Leicester live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV tonight

Everton welcome Leicester City to Goodison Park in the Premier League this evening. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are in a great vein of form, having won five of their last six top-flight games, and remain firmly in reach of the top four. A comfortable 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round last time out will only serve to further boost the Toffees’ confidence levels, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring his 15th goal in all...


Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season

Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season


Juventus, China and Galatasaray - what you need to know about West Brom target Mbaye Diagne

The well-travelled Senegalese striker has been in red-hot form for the Turkish giants this season


Forget Antonio: £96k-p/w West Ham gem will surely have left Moyes wanting more vs CPFC – opinion

Jarrod Bowen left West Ham United wanting more quality from their £96,000-per-week forward as David Moyes’ side beat Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.


Carlo Ancelotti wanted Kieran Trippier at Napoli

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been the subject of a major revelation after it was revealed that the tactician is an admirer of Kieran Trippier and tried to sign the defender for Napoli. According to Arena Napoli [via Sport Witness], the Toffees boss is an admirer of the Atletico Madrid right-back and made personal pleas to the Napoli hierarchy to sign him. Journalist Valter de Maggio was speaking on radio to the source and made the...


Wall has last word against Wizards after Westbrook trash talk

Having swapped teams in an offseason trade, John Wall and Russell Westbrook had plenty to say to each other on Tuesday.


'He's frustrated' - Ryan Giggs gives update on Manchester United's Daniel James that could put Leeds United on red alert

The Wales boss admits that the winger is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of game time at Manchester United


Alesi lands dual Toyota programme in Japan, leaves Ferrari Academy

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM'S squad


West Ham keen on signing Jonas Wind

West Ham appear to be turning their recruitment attention to Denmark having been previously linked with Mikkel Damsgaard, with the Hammers now said to be looking at Jonas Wind an attacking option. According to The Telegraph via Danish source Bold, the 21-year-old is coming into West Ham’s thinking as a long-term attacking option. The source adds a caveat in that the Irons are said to be focusing on Wind as a summer target as opposed to a...


Fans won't return to stadiums at all THIS SEASON, says Juventus chief

Andrea Agnelli explained that the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic heading towards February makes it probable that a second season concludes disrupted by Covid-19 and without fans.


Forget Saka: £100k-p/w Arsenal titan who was "running the show" is now irreplaceable - opinion

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka produced an outstanding display in the 3-1 Premier League win over Southampton, and deserves as much credit as Saka.


Worse than Sawyers: West Brom lightweight who lost 86% of duels badly betrayed Big Sam - opinion

West Brom defender Darnell Furlong betrayed Sam Allardyce after he was trusted to start against Manchester City.


Liverpool to 'refresh' squad with move for Declan Rice

Liverpool could be set to make a huge summer swoop for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, according to The Guardian. For a long time, it looked as though the 22-year-old would eventually head back to Chelsea, where he spent much of his youth career, but Frank Lampard’s departure from Stamford Bridge could see that possibility end. The report stated that the Reds are looking to ‘refresh’ their squad in the summer and Rice could be a significant...


Asian Champions League holders Ulsan to face debutants in group phase

Asian Champions League holders Ulsan to face debutants in group phase


Leicester 'confident' of finally signing James Tarkowski from Burnley

It is reported that Tarkowski is looking to move on in order to further his England prospects and become a regular in the Three Lions shirt for Gareth Southgate.


Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal close on Odegaard, Liverpool eye Gordon, Man Utd track Baumgartner

Welcome along to live coverage of all Wednesday’s transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals as Arsenal close in on the sensational loan move for Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, Liverpool look to clinch the signing of Derby County wonderkid Kaide Gordon, and Manchester United are linked with a bid for Christoph Baumgartner. United are also in a race against time to get rid of many of their fringe players, and hope to...


Olympics-Tokyo 2020 member says Games going ahead 'is up to U.S.' - WSJ

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-BIDEN:Olympics-Tokyo 2020 member says Games going ahead 'is up to U.S.' - WSJ


Man United 'leading race for Hoffenheim star Christoph Baumgartner'

A summer move appears for likely for the midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2023 and whose asking price of £16m looks likely to only increase, according to The Sun.


Ilkay Gundogan finds form of his life to turn into Man City’s unlikely talisman

The Manchester City top scorer. It is a phrase that conjures images of Sergio Aguero. Perhaps even Raheem Sterling. And maybe, this season, of Phil Foden. But not Ilkay Gundogan. Nice, but ultimately ineffectual, a passer rather than a finisher, a man who has often seemed to belong outside their strongest side, he may be the purist but he is no predator. But after half an hour at the Hawthorns, Gundogan was City’s leading marksman in the Premier...


Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson available for clash with Tottenham

Liverpool have received a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenahm, with Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson both expected to be fit. That’s according to the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe, who claims the key do will be available for the must-win trip to north London on Thursday night. Matip wasn’t risked in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at the weekend, while Henderson hasn’t featured since the goalless draw at home to the...


New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel told he must deliver immediately with plenty still to play for this season

Thomas Tuchel has been told he must deliver immediately as he begins a new era at Chelsea tonight. The German was yesterday officially appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor and held training at Cobham for the first time. But there will be no honeymoon period for the former Paris Saint-Germain manager, who Roman Abramovich parachuted in specifically to save Chelsea’s season. The Russian has no intention of writing the campaign off, despite...


United starlet Facundo Pellistri 'has interest from Brugge and Alaves'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed on Tuesday that the 19-year-old - who only joined the club in October - will be allowed out on loan this month to give him more experience at a higher level.


Calum Hill well placed to continue rise up ladder after solid start to 2021

The European Tour pro, from Crook of Devon, carded four consistent rounds at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


Dean Smith sends message to Johan Lange as Aston Villa seal Morgan Sanson transfer

Morgan Sanson became the sixth signing of Johan Lange's reign as sporting director this week with Aston Villa sealing a £14million deal with Marseille for the midfielder


West Ham fans hail Tomas Soucek's stunning performance v Palace

It’s safe to say Tomas Soucek has endeared himself to many West Ham fans during his first year in east London and his latest goal-scoring exploits have only strengthened the love. The Czech midfielder has developed a trademark of arriving on the scene at the opportune moment to strike and has netted an impressive seven Premier League goals this season. That tally makes the 25-year-old the top scorer in the league for the Hammers – not bad going...


Arsenal 'join the race to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia'

The 20-year-old has entered the final six months of his contract at the Etihad Stadium and City are open to allowing him to leave for a fee of around £4.4million.


Rugby morning headlines as Wales set to issue injury update at press conference and Sky Sports ditch plans for new rugby channel

Here are the latest rugby headlines as the 2021 Six Nations is officially launched and Welsh sport is warned that the latest funding package may not be enough


Olympics-Paris 2024 will go ahead as planned despite Tokyo concern, says Estanguet

Olympics-Paris 2024 will go ahead as planned despite Tokyo concern, says Estanguet


Stirling Albion wait to hear when League 2 matches can resume

Stirling Albion await the decision on when Leagues 1 and 2 will be able to resume their seasons.


Rangers announce Cammy Palmer transfer news in blow to Clyde

The 20-year-old had been on loan at the Bully Wee, but he has made a permanent transfer to Northern Ireland


Liverpool may now rue Edwards' summer call on £23k-p/w gem, he could've helped Klopp - opinion

Liverpool were reportedly just £1.8m away from signing centre-back Aissa Mandi during the summer transfer window.


Newcastle fans blast Jeff Hendrick's performance against Leeds

A number of Newcastle United supporters criticised the performance of midfielder Jeff Hendrick following the Magpies’ 2-1 defeat at home to Leeds United on Tuesday night as they fell to another defeat. Steve Bruce was in need of a positive result to end a dismal run of form, but the Magpies were completely outplayed in the first half and were deservedly behind at the break. The second half performance, helped by a change of shape and the arrival...


Liverpool urged to complete defensive transfer as "everyone in football" can see issue

Liverpool have yet to make any moves in the transfer market but remain short of options in defence with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both still absent through injury


Tammy Abraham defends Antonio Rudiger over controversial Frank Lampard exit claims

Some have suggested that the German defender was one of the key dressing room figures in forcing Lampard out of the club


Two summit finishes and time trial to shape 2021 UAE Tour

Pogacar, Froome, Van der Poel, Ganna, Ewan all on the start list


Football transfer rumours: Tuchel to target Upamecano and Haaland?

Let’s start up in north London, where speculation about Dele Alli’s will-he-won’t-he loan move to PSG continues to hover over the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium like a particularly stubborn patch of fog. The latest reports suggest it may hinge on Spurs’ ability to bring in a replacement for the Unsettled One and José Mourinho likes the cut of Florian Neuhaus’s jib. The 23-year-old Borussia Mönchengladbach playmaker has inspired his side to victories...


Forget Raphinha: "Incredible" Leeds titan was Bielsa's true hero, Orta surely buzzing - opinion

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier produced a stand-out display in Marcelo Bielsa's side's Premier League victory over Newcastle.