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Mikel Arteta edges closer to top transfer "priority" with ruthless Arsenal move

Arsenal's resurgent Premier League form, which has seen them win four of their last five games, has seen fans start to look at a potential tilt at the top-four places


Rarely-seen £65k-p/w Everton man can be the big winner amid blow over £9m-rated target – opinion

Jean-Philippe Gbamin can benefit from Steven Nzonzi’s decision to remain at Stade Rennais for the rest of the season amid rumoured interest from Everton.


FIFA 21 TOTW 17 lineup confirmed featuring Paul Pogba and Thomas Muller

The FUT 21 Team of the Week 17 lineup features Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. Check out the full FIFA 21 TOTY 17 lineup here.


Ruthless Radrizzani: Leeds must make bold call on £35k-p/w man, Bielsa may be fuming - opinion

Leeds United mustn't give Gaetano Berardi a new contract amid his expiring at the end of the Premier League season.


Lydiate recalled, Webb left out of Wales Six Nations squad

Rhys Webb was a notable absentee from Wales' Six Nations squad, but Dan Lydiate returns and the uncapped Josh Macleod has been included.


James Harden’s controversies: nightclubs, sponsors, and Khloe Kardashian


Perez 'like a dog finding a new family' at Red Bull

UK-MOTOR-F1-REDBULL-PEREZ:Perez 'like a dog finding a new family' at Red Bull


Liam Williams makes apologetic phone call to referee as Wayne Pivac holds talks with player

The Wales and Lions player was sent off in the Scarlets' defeat to Cardiff Blues a fortnight ago and came in for criticism for comments he made after being given his marching orders


Scotland's Duncan Scott named in GB swimming team for Tokyo Olympics

Duncan Scott is among the first four swimmers to be confirmed in the Great Britain team for this summer’s re-scheduled Tokyo Olympics.


South American expert tells Manchester United about Facundo Medina potential amid transfer links

Manchester United have been linked with Lens' Facundo Medina and now South American expert Tim Vickery has discussed what the centre-back could offer in the Premier League.


Burnley boss Dyche hopeful for January signings

American investment firm ALK Capital completed its takeover of Burnley on New Year's Eve and new chairman Alan Pace pledged to back Dyche in the transfer market this month.


UFC 257: Dan Hardy explains how Dustin Poirier can beat Conor McGregor

On Saturday, in the main event of UFC 257 on ‘Fight Island’, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will go head-to-head in a rematch nearly seven years in the making. When the pair last fought one another, McGregor knocked out the American at 1:46 of the first round. That contest was scheduled as a three-round featherweight bout, while their encounter in Abu Dhabi will be a five-round lightweight clash. Former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy, a...


Man City vs Aston Villa live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV tonight

Aston Villa will be afforded the chance to start catching up on the rest of the Premier League with their games in hand on Wednesday night, facing Manchester City. Villa have played just 15 league matches this term, four fewer than some clubs, and winning three would propel them right up into the mix of teams in the top four. It will, however, be a huge task to overcome Man City, who have become the league’s in-form side thanks to a run of five...


Cardiff City transfer headlines as Bluebirds learn stance on Celtic target and Peterborough chief opens on Max Watters chase

Here are all the latest transfer headlines and rumours from Cardiff City Stadium


Dani Ceballos gives honest verdict on why Gareth Bale is struggling at Tottenham

The two players were teammates at Real Madrid before their respective moves to North London and Ceballos has provided an insight into Bale's issues


Manchester City transfer news: Pep Guardiola’s side not pursuing move for Douglas Luiz

City have a buy-back option but they are not planning to utilise it this summer


Steve McNamara says relocating Catalans is last resort as Dragons clarify Israel Folau situation

Super League steps up fixture planning with season nine weeks away


Rory McIlroy aiming to start year on high note

Rory McIlroy is impatient to get back into the winner’s circle as he bids for an overdue victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.


'North West 200 will come back stronger in 2022' insists Glenn Irwin

The four-time Superbike winner was speaking after this year's event was cancelled due to ongoing Covid concerns


Willian Jose: Wolves in advanced talks to sign Real Sociedad striker on loan

Wolves are in advanced talks to sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose on loan. A purchase option for Jose, who has scored three goals in 13 La Liga appearances this season, is also expected to be included in the deal. Wolves have been forced to bolster their attack after star striker Raul Jimenez fractured his skull in a collision with David Luiz in late November. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have won just one of their last nine Premier League...


Confirmed: Aston Villa star makes loan move to Championship

The 29-year-old is desperate to play first-team football and, following Ross Barkley's return to full fitness, game-time was limited at Villa and he heads to Swansea


Liverpool attacking reality is clear for Jurgen Klopp for the first time since Mohamed Salah signed

Mohamed Salah signed for Liverpool for £36.9m back in the summer of 2017 and Jurgen Klopp has reaped the rewards ever since


Everton's Ellis Simms replacement plans as loan departure leaves strikers question

Simms secured a loan move to Blackpool on Wednesday for the remainder of the season


Two new ATP 250 events added to 2021 calendar

Two new ATP 250 events added to 2021 calendar


Frank Lampard: Chelsea not eyeing interim manager to replace under-pressure boss

Chelsea would prefer not to appoint an interim manager mid-season, potentially giving Frank Lampard even more time to try and turn the situation around. The 42-year-old is said to have felt his job is under serious threat in the last few weeks, as Leicester City's 2-0 win made it five defeats in seven in the league. The club are nevertheless conscious of his status as an icon, and want to give him a fair chance, as part of a general long-term...


Bob Jungels: In the past I’ve made the mistake of doing too much

Rider takes a slimmed-down approach to his calendar as he fosters Wolfpack mentality at AG2R


Imagine him & Antonio: Moyes should urge WHU to swoop for “hungry” £63m-rated maestro – opinion

David Moyes should urge West Ham United to sign Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal in the January transfer window as he eyes a Sebastien Haller replacement.


Atletico's French connection break down Simeone-Dembele language barrier

Moussa Dembele is settling into life at Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone has offered assurances to fellow forward Joao Felix.


Moyes insists he's got backing of West Ham board to sign a striker

Bournemouth's Joshua King and Adam Armstrong of Blackburn are on Moyes' radar as he attempts to replace record signing Sebastien Haller, who was sold to Ajax for £20million.


Frank Lampard deserves more time at Chelsea - our writers on why Roman Abramovich needs to be patient

Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City turned up the pressure on Frank Lampard. Chelsea are falling behind in the race for the Champions League, and history suggests owner Roman Abramovich is not always patient when results are going badly. Lampard, as much as anyone given long career at Stamford Bridge, will be aware of that but does he deserve more time to turn things around? Standard Sport writers give their view. James Robson In an ideal...


Scottish Football RECAP: Rangers defender backed for loan, Celtic urged to consider Xavi, West Ham linked to Edouard transfer, Arsenal court former Kilmarnock and Aberdeen goalkeeper

Scottish football is rarely without talking points – but it is without a flurry of transfer activity.


Fury offered sparring ahead of Joshua showdown by Raphael Akpejiori

Tyson Fury has been invited to fly to Miami to prepare for a unification bout with Anthony Joshua, should it go ahead, by fellow heavyweight Raphael Akpejiori.


Southampton handed boost Ralph needs as "super-talented" gem could return this month - opinion

Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to have been handed an injury boost at Southampton, as it was confirmed that Moussa Djenepo could return to action this month.


Premier League fixtures and table — all matches by date and kick-off time

The 2020/21 Premier League season is well underway. Liverpool are hoping to defend their first title in 30 years after convincingly becoming champions of England once again back in June. Manchester City are keen to close the gap after a disappointing year with Pep Guardiola's own future up in the air. Manchester United want to kick on after reaching the Champions League again with a top-four finish to the 2019/2020 season. Chelsea and Frank...


British Cycling names 12-rider team for UCI Cyclo-cross Worlds in Ostend

Tom Pidcock and Evie Richards racing for medals in elite fields


Solskjaer admits Mata's future at Manchester United remains uncertain

Mata's contract at Old Trafford expires in June although United do have the option to extend it for a further year. He has made 10 appearances this term with only four starts in the Premier League.


Domenicali says F1 could reduce and rotate races in future

UK-MOTOR-F1-DOMENICALI:Domenicali says F1 could reduce and rotate races in future


Klopp suffers Liverpool transfer blow as Romano drops update on “unbelievable” beast - opinion

Liverpool have been handed a significant transfer blow as target David Alaba has reportedly agreed terms with Real Madrid.


Liverpool fans discuss potential move for free agent Sokratis

Liverpool may have been presented with a solution to their current defensive dilemma as Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, or just Sokratis for those without fluent Greek, had his contract terminated by mutual consent. The 32-year-old, who played under Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund has had his time at the Emirates Stadium brought to an end with immediate effect and, having already been linked by Fabrizio Romano, the Reds could...


Bruce should urge Newcastle to swoop for 6 ft 4 titan, he could help save their season – opinion

Steve Bruce should urge Newcastle United to swoop in and sign Sam Cosgrove after Stoke City had the Aberdeen striker scouted recently.


Aitor Karanka has named his team to face Preston and Birmingham City fans will love it

Birmingham City face Preston North End at St Andrew's this evening looking for their first home win since October 28


Does Bruno Fernandes go missing against the Big Six?

When you pinpoint the one catalyst of Manchester United's upturn in the past 12 months there can only be one answer: Bruno Fernandes. In his first 49 games for the club, he has a stunning 27 goals.


Why Portadown transfer business at the back may be bad for Irish League defences

Portadown manager Matthew Tipton is hoping increased competition between the posts can help unlock his side’s attacking strength.


F1 adopting "flexible approach" to 2021 calendar - Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali says Formula 1 is taking a "flexible approach" towards its 2021 calendar amid the ongoing pandemic and revealed alternative races are on standby if changes are required


Arsenal's Mesut Ozil farce epitomises the club's baffling off-pitch decisions

BRIAN READE: The German midfielder looks poised to finally end his isolation in North London and join Turkish side Fenerbahce


Lions hire Dan Campbell on six-year contract

Dan Campbell is the man tasked with turning around the Detroit Lions, having been given a six-year contract as their new head coach.


SailGP to host eight races in 2021-22 season

SailGP to host eight races in 2021-22 season


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard not planning move for Airdrie starlet

Robert had been reported to be attracting interest from the Ibrox club, as well as Celtic and Dundee United


Wayne Pivac Q&A: Why I've picked Rhodri Jones, recalled Dan Lydiate and believe we can win Six Nations

The Wales head coach has announced his 2021 Six Nations squad, which contained a few surprise call-ups and a notable omission


Mason Mount says Chelsea players must take flak for form amid Frank Lampard sack talk

The Blues slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Leicester on Tuesday and there are suggestions Lampard's days at Stamford Bridge could be numbered