Milan closing in on loan deal with £25m option for Chelsea’s Tomori

The Rossoneri are close to securing the England international centre-back, who will arrive at San Siro on an initial six-month loan

Harden comments didn't impact trade plans – Rockets GM

James Harden's comments before his trade to the Brooklyn Nets were irrelevant to the Houston Rockets' plans, says Rafael Stone.

Think again: WHU must unearth alternative solution to £7m-rated dud, he let Moyes down – opinion

West Ham United must unearth an alternative solution to turning to Andriy Yarmolenko after the Ukraine forward let David Moyes down against Burnley.

Astana-Premier Tech reveal Giro d'Italia and Tour de France targets at team presentation - Gallery

Vlasov targets Giro d'Italia, Fuglsang eyes Tour de France stages and Olympic gold

PLAYER RATINGS: Bruno Fernandes had worst game for Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had the better of the chances, with two strong saves late on from Reds goalkeeper Alisson, and the point leaves the Red Devils top of the Premier League.

Swansea City transfer headlines as attention turns to Aston Villa star and striker deal nears completion

Here's the latest round-up of all the transfer news and gossip from the Liberty Stadium

Jack Leach shines as England close in on Sri Lanka victory despite nervy start to chase

In these uncertain times, the sight of Joe Root stumbling into the bowler on his way to a single that existed only in the mind of Jonny Bairstow, then jamming his bat into the ground short of the other end and tumbling over the crease with the stumps broken evoked warm feelings of familiar, comical despair. A moist, socially-uncomfortable hug from behind that only English cricket can give you on a Sunday morning. A direct hit reduced England to...

Harry Kane insists Jose Mourinho does NOT tell Tottenham to sit back

Spurs have been pegged back three times recently, going 1-0 up against Crystal Palace, Wolves and Fulham only to draw 1-1. Those six points would see Mourinho's side top of the Premier League.

Tanguy Ndombele is a sublime talent – now he can ease Tottenham’s reliance on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son

Tanguy Ndombele scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Tottenham outclassed Sheffield United in a 3-1 win at Bramall Lane. Moments after David McGoldrick halved Spurs' lead on the hour, raising the possibility of another familiar collapse for Jose Mourinho's side, Ndombele produced an outrageous piece of skill to restore their two-goal advantage. There seemed little immediate jeopardy for the Blades as Ndombele ran out onto Steven Bergwijn's...

Keane on Pogba chance at Liverpool: My goodness, he has to score

Roy Keane knows Manchester United missed some big chances against Liverpool, but the Old Trafford great could not be "too critical".

French Federation issues professional licences to top-tier female road cyclists for the first time

'This may look small but it's a big step for women's cycling in France' says Audrey Cordon-Ragot

Man City have three quarters of a first-choice back four after Crystal Palace performances

The talking points from Manchester City's commanding win over Crystal Palace

Chan 2021: Uganda aim to beat Rwanda despite emotional attachment - McKinstry

The Cranes coach believe more than just three points are at stake when they face their local rivals in their opener

Scotland facing hooker problems ahead of Six Nations

Gregor Townsend is due to name his Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the Scotland coach is facing a potential problem at hooker.

121 touches, 3 key passes: LFC "baller" gave Bruno nightmares with a stunning display - opinion

Thiago produced a superb display as Liverpool and Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

IAN LADYMAN: Is Klopp's style catching up on lifeless Liverpool?

IAN LADYMAN: One of the most impressive things about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been their consist high levels of performance. Mo Salah is discovering how difficult that is to do.

Harry Maguire rates Liverpool star Jordan Henderson's performance at centre-back

Jordan Henderson was deployed alongside Fabinho in central defence for Liverpool's Premier League clash with Manchester United, which ended in stalemate at Anfield

Worse than Dier: £100k-p/w Spurs liability who lost ball every 4 touches let Jose down - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur right wing-back Serge Aurier may have scored vs Sheffield United, but he was still disappointing overall in their 3-1 victory.

England's Jack Leach says he is spurred on by his year in Test wilderness

Jack Leach is using his challenging year-long absence from Test cricket as additional motivation this winter and says there is still room to improve after his second five-wicket haul for England. Until the first Test in Sri Lanka the left-arm spinner had not featured for his country since his tour of New Zealand in late 2019 was ended by sepsis and a virus picked up during the subsequent trip to South Africa saw his close friend Dom Bess take...

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...

Forget Ndombele: "Magic" Spurs machine who had 93 touches stole the show for Mourinho - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur defender Joe Rodon stole the show for Jose Mourinho in their 3-1 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Soccer-Sauerbrunn named captain of U.S. women's national team

Soccer-Sauerbrunn named captain of U.S. women's national team

The expected changes to Wales' Six Nations squad as Wayne Pivac makes announcement this week

Wales had a disappointing autumn that saw them win just two out of six games, so their head coach will be looking for a major improvement in the coming weeks

Better than Diallo: Ralph can solve midfield headache by signing £5.85m-rated beast - opinion

Southampton are being linked with a move for Mattias Svanberg this month and the Swedish international could ease Ralph Hasenhuttl's injury woes.

Eve Muirhead begins 2021 in style with victory at British Curling's January Challenge

A final win over Team Aitken ensured it was a strong opening to the new year for the Perthshire skip

Alexandre Lacazette makes promise to Mesut Ozil as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang backs down

News of Mesut Ozil's imminent departure has prompted a scramble between Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the coveted No.10 shirt the German will vacate

‘It’s on fire’: How 2020 became the year of women’s boxing

When Savannah Marshall, a future Olympian and world champion, rode her bicycle to Hartlepool Headland Boys ABC, she brought with her the same stubborn love and fury born in every female boxer. Always the first to arrive, she shivered outside the gym, a literal and figurative outsider, until the head coach finally flung open the door. “I’d be standing there for every single session no matter what. There was no female toilet or changing room, but...

Neil McCann issues Rangers title warning as Ibrox hero insists 'that isn't how champions work'

The former winger and pundit said any slip in standards would not be tolerated turning previous runs to the championship trophy.

Neville claims Man United got Van de Beek because Pogba was leaving

Neville said Pogba's future at Old Trafford remains in the balance, and pointed to the arrival of Van de Beek as a sign of possible changes to come, but he has hardly been seen since he joined in the summer.

Premiership may put two-year halt on relegation to ease clubs' financial plight

A halt to relegation for two seasons followed by the introduction of a play‑off between the Premiership’s bottom side and the winners of the Championship is among the options being explored by top-flight clubs amid the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. While ending relegation has long been on the agenda for Premiership clubs, the issue has come to a head with the recent flurry of cancelled matches. According to a report in the Rugby...

Ndombele goal 'amazing' and he proves my door is always open - Mourinho

Tanguy Ndombele's future was called into question in his first season at Tottenham, but he has come to the fore under Jose Mourinho.

Gnabry injury not serious, confirms Bayern boss Flick

Hansi Flick has been told by Bayern Munich's doctors that the injury sustained by Serge Gnabry against Freiburg was not serious.

Cardiff City transfer headlines as Crewe boss gives big Perry Ng update

Here's your round-up of all the latest Cardiff City transfer headlines

Wolves can unearth Moutinho's heir by landing £31.5m-rated ace, he can "destroy" teams - opinion

Wolves can find the heir to Joao Moutinho's throne by swooping for Inter Milan's Christian Eriksen.

Jovic matches Madrid tally in 28-minute Eintracht cameo

Luka Jovic quickly rediscovered his best form back at Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring twice in his first match since leaving Real Madrid.

Keane bemoans Paul Pogba for missing his 'moment to be the main man'

Roy Keane believes Paul Pogba passed up his moment to be the 'main man' for Manchester United when he missed a chance he 'had to take' in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

Jürgen Klopp’s tepid attack is feeling ripple effects of a drained defence

Of course it was nil-nil. Liverpool came to Anfield for the most spiteful, razor-edged derby in elite-level English football having scored in their last 42 Premier League home games. They took to the field without a single specialist central defender against a free-scoring Manchester United. The week had been shot through with hopeful talk of title charges, Judgment Days and the usual final countdown waffle. At which point, welcome to the more...

Imagine him & Rodrigo: Leeds must swoop for £30m dynamo who "lacks absolutely nothing" - opinion

Leeds target Rodrigo De Paul was in mesmeric form again for Udinese this weekend.

Bayern's Rummenigge admits Guardiola left him in tears when he left

Rummenigge divulged that he will 'always remember' the night when Guardiola told him he was leaving for a new challenge, which brought him to Manchester City and the Premier League in 2016.

Forget Itten: Rangers star who won 75% duels was Gerrard's unsung hero vs Well - opinion

Glasgow Rangers left-back Borna Barisic was Steven Gerrard's unsung hero against Motherwell.

Man City maestro De Bruyne brings up 100th assist in style

Manchester City's creator-in-chief Kevin De Bruyne produced a moment of sensational quality to move onto 100 assists for the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hammers home Man Utd's title credentials with Liverpool criticism

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his side squandered a major opportunity to extend their lead in the Premier League - and declared they must return to winning ways against Fulham

Steven Gerrard reveals why he had to 'get into' Rangers players at half-time

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard bemoaned his players’ lack of aggression in their 1-1 draw against Motherwell at Fir Park, insisting they didn’t report for duty until the second half.

Liverpool display in Manchester United goalless draw pleases Klopp

Jürgen Klopp defended his misfiring champions after Liverpool failed to knock Manchester United off their Premier League perch. The front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané endured an off day as Klopp’s men could not break down United at Anfield. It was Liverpool’s third successive league match without a goal. Indeed, United could have snatched victory had it not been for two fine saves by Alisson who denied Bruno Fernandes...

Arsenal sent instruction over 'ideal' Aston Villa transfer

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed he wants to sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window and there are claims Villa's Tom Heaton could be an option

Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims

Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims

The Eddie Howe to Celtic rumour that won't go away as key factors combine to drive excitement

Speculation is rife over the 43-year-old coach and it's certainly a rumour which has captured the imagination of a support desperate for major change at Parkhead.

Richie Gray as Glasgow and Edinburgh serve up

Pre-match, Richard Cockerill had advised us to go to the theatre if we wanted to be entertained.

Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool are in 'tough race' for Champions League

The champions have stuttered badly since Christmas and their 0-0 draw with Man United - coupled with weekend wins for City and Leicester - means they have dropped down to fourth.

Inter make Serie A title statement as Barella downs Juventus

Inter make Serie A title statement as Barella downs Juventus