Journalist hints that Liverpool will sign Ibrahima Konate this summer

Liverpool look likely to sign Ibrahima Konate this summer, according to journalist Rory Smith. The Reds are desperately in need of defensive reinforcements, with Jurgen Klopp left depleted in that area this season. Although a January signing is looking increasingly unlikely, it seems almost certain that a centre-back will be brought in at the end of the season. Speaking on the Guardian‘s Football Weekly podcast, Smith gave a major hint that RB...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer details Man Utd transfer expectation as deadline approaches

Manchester United signed Amad Diallo earlier this month from Atalanta but have been linked with several other transfers and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on future plans

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.

Oscar reveals wish to continue his 'beautiful story' with Chelsea

The 29-year-old has played for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League since leaving Stamford Bridge in 2017, having made over 200 appearances for Chelsea across five seasons.

McGregor vs Mayweather 2 to take place on luxury cruise in Saudi Arabia: report

McGregor previously lost to Mayweather in 2017.

Andy Murray set to make season debut at Italian Challenger event after missing Australian Open

Andy Murray had hoped to begin his season in Australia but will instead start his 2021 at a little-known Challenger event in Italy next month. Murray had been given a wildcard to compete at the Australian Open by tournament bosses but was unable to board the chartered flight from London after testing positive for Covid-19. He had planned to arrive in Australia late but that was ruled out on Friday after he failed to find a workable quarantine...

Oscar explains why 'unstoppable' Liverpool star Mohammed Salah failed at Chelsea

Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 from FC Basel, but he could only muster just 13 league appearances and two goals for the club

Tammy Abraham defends ‘big bro’ Antonio Rudiger after Frank Lampard sacking

Tammy Abraham has leaped to the defence of “big bro” Antonio Rudiger amid speculation over a divide in the Chelsea dressing room following the sacking of Frank Lampard. Thomas Tuchel was hired as Lampard’s successor on Tuesday with talk of a split in the Blues camp. Rudiger was frozen out of Lampard's plans earlier this season, but the German defender eventually made his way back into the first team picture in recent weeks and started three of...

Hohns labels Paine criticism 'totally unfair'

Tim Paine's leadership was "never in question" for Australia's Test selectors.

Southampton continue to monitor Brandon Williams over potential loan move

Southampton are continuing to keep a watchful eye over the situation of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams as the Saints hope to add to their full-back options before the end of the transfer window, according to Hampshire Live. Ralph Hasenhuttl has been targeting a new full-back throughout the January transfer window and the Saints have consistently been linked with a loan move for Williams. However, reports had suggested that United...

Win at Southampton sums up Arsenal resurgence as confident Gunners find comeback spirit

When Arsenal played Southampton a month ago, Mikel Arteta’s side were looking down the Premier League table. Now, after last night’s win at St. Mary’s, they must surely be glancing up it. Victory for Arsenal over Southampton lifted them up to eighth in the Premier League and they are now somehow just five points off West Ham in fourth. The idea of Champions League qualification still seems a way off - and certainly Arteta is keen to keep...

Steven Gerrard: Rangers haven't always got deserved results at Hibs

Despite having an unbeaten record at Easter Road as Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard feels his team have not always received their just rewards from what he regards as one of the most challenging fixtures on their schedule.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku's history from first Man Utd 50/50 to £50 bet

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have a history dating back to their days at Man Utd and clashed as Inter Milan faced AC Milan on Tuesday night

New deals confirmed for four more Ulster stars

Exciting young scrum half Nathan Doak has signed his first professional contract with Ulster.

Liverpool's real Virgil van Dijk problem has now become clear

Liverpool have been without the big central defender since he picked up an injury back in October and his absence has been felt in more ways than one

Jonathan Rea crowned Adelaide Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

The World Superbike king wins the award for a record-breaking sixth time in a row

Olympic boss Thomas Bach urges athletes and officials to be vaccinated ahead of Tokyo Games

Olympic boss Thomas Bach has advised national Olympic committees that their athletes and officials be vaccinated as a part of a “toolbox of Covid-19 countermeasures” to enable the delayed Tokyo Games to go ahead. While Bach reiterated in his call to the NOCs, including the British Olympic Association, that vaccinations would not be obligatory, the IOC is aware that the revised Games are under threat. Some 80% of the Japanese public recently...

The benefits Bolton Wanderers could have from Mansfield Town postponement ahead of Leyton Orient

The League Two clash at the One Call Stadium was postponed due to a frozen pitch

Newcastle United Player Ratings: Leeds United (H)

Newcastle United suffered another setback, falling to a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United at St James’ Park on Tuesday night despite an improved second half performance which could at least offer a glimmer of hope. Steve Bruce was in desperate need of a response from his side after the dismal performance in the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday, but the Newcastle manager once again set up the team in a very negative fashion with a back five....

Rio Ferdinand identifies Arsenal issue with Martin Odegaard transfer

Arsenal came back to beat Southampton on Tuesday night after an inspired display from Bukayo Saka who got a goal and an assist as Mikel Arteta's side find consistent form

Neil Lennon bemoans Celtic's 'abnormal' season as boss lays out Manchester United 30 point swing theory

The Hoops boss thinks event in the English Premier League tell a story about the effect of the Covid pandemic on football.

Rampant Man City crush West Brom to return to the top

Rampant Man City crush West Brom to return to the top

Manchester United change in transfer strategy is working perfectly

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted a different profile of player for his Man Utd squad over the last 12 months and it's been a success.

Nadal, Serena support strict COVID-19 protocols in Australia

Nadal, Serena support strict COVID-19 protocols in Australia

John Terry reacts to Premier League suggestion as Aston Villa star linked with exit

Latest Aston Villa transfer news from BirminghamLive as Marvelous Nakamba is linked with a surprise move to Valencia and all the top headlines on Wednesday, January 27 2021

Manchester United vs Sheffield Utd prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Manchester United host Sheffield United tonight as the Red Devils seek to go top of the Premier League once again. Man United dropped to second last night as neighbours Man City destroyed relegation-threatened West Brom 5-0 away from home, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. can reclaim top spot with a victory against Chris Wilder’s Blades at Old Trafford. Man United come into the match with four wins and one draw in their last five top-flight...

Cricket Australia confirms racist abuse at Sydney Test but culprits remain unknown

Six spectators accused of racially abusing the India bowler, Mohammed Siraj, during the third Test earlier this month have been cleared of wrongdoing, as Cricket Australia continues its investigation into the incident which marred the match at the SCG. CA confirmed on Wednesday that members of the India team were subjected to racist abuse from the stands on day four of play in Sydney earlier this month. But the identity of the perpetrators...

Hibs' semi-final loss was more painful than Hearts sickener but calls for Jack Ross' head are ridiculous - Tam McManus

Our new Hibs columnist Tam reckons the Easter Road club gave an "unacceptable" performance in the second half against St Johnstone but can still have a good season by finishing third in the Premiership.

Thomas Tuchel's in-tray: what the new Chelsea manager must tackle

1 ) Inspire Havertz and Werner Figures close to Chelsea believe that Roman Abramovich was the main driver behind the £62m signing of Kai Havertz last summer. The German arrived from Bayer Leverkusen despite whispers that Frank Lampard, who was fired on Monday, had misgivings over the deal. It was a reminder of where the power lies at Chelsea: Lampard might be a fan favourite, but it is Abramovich’s club and history shows that the owner’s...

Carlo Ancelotti sent 'clever' transfer signal to Thierry Small on Everton debut

Carlo Ancelotti made Thierry Small the youngest player to ever appear for the Everton first-team last weekend

What Sam Allardyce must solve as West Brom face crucial transfer run-in

West Brom talking points as Manchester City become the latest team to dish out a drubbing at The Hawthorns - what next for Albion? Well, immediately it's Fulham

West Ham Player Ratings: Crystal Palace (A)

West Ham overcame an early setback to prevail 3-2 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last night and move into the top four in the Premier League. A Wilfried Zaha goal in the opening minutes momentarily rocked David Moyes’ side but a Tomas Soucek double and a towering Craig Dawson header saw the Hammers complete the turnaround. Palace scored again in the dying moments through Michy Batshuayi with the three points all but confirmed as the...

'Different planet' - How the nationals reacted to West Brom's humbling by Man City

West Bromwich Albion remain rooted in the Premier League relegation zone after last night's 5-0 thumping by Manchester City - here's what the national media made of both teams

Newcastle could revisit potential move to re-sign Jetro Willems

Newcastle United could revisit a potential move to re-sign Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems on either a permanent or a loan deal before the window closes, according to Shields Gazette. The Magpies are in desperate need of new additions to the squad to try and lift morale and inspire a turnaround in form. Steve Bruce’s side are under pressure after a dismal run of form in the Premier League has seen them drop back into the relegation...

Four Manchester United players helping Edinson Cavani during team meetings

Edinson Cavani might never become fluent in English, given his contract length at Man United, but has help in understanding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's instructions.

David Moyes is staying grounded but West Ham fans have right to dream of Europe after six on the spin

Claims of a European finish have been ten a penny at West Ham in recent years and have always been laughed out of town. Few are laughing now. Last night's win at Crystal Palace, their sixth consecutive victory since the turn of the year, lifted the Hammers above Liverpool into fourth. David Moyes has put a lid on the noise coming out of east London, vowing to promise less and deliver more, and now it is those outside the club who are touting the...

Rumour Has It: Real Madrid battle Premier League giants for Alaba, Chelsea eye Upamecano

Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs battling to sign David Alaba.

Young helps Hawks snap Clippers' streak, Jazz win ninth straight

Trae Young helped the Atlanta Hawks end the Los Angeles Clippers' winning run.

West Ham could sign Craig Dawson permanently this month

West Ham face a transfer dilemma as they attempt to sign Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United. As David Moyes tries to add further depth to his squad by bringing Lingard to the London Stadium until the end of the season, the Hammers face a registration issue as the club already has the maximum permitted two domestic loan players on its books. Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma, on loan from Watford and Brentford respectively have both proven...

Why Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh refuse to divulge the length of players’ contracts

Danny Wilson has offered an explanation as to why Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh don’t reveal the lengths of contracts signed by players.

Transfer news LIVE! Amavi, Odegaard to Arsenal; Tuchel arrives at Chelsea; Gordon to Liverpool; Man Utd gossip

January transfer window - LIVE updates! We are into the final few days of the transfer window and it looks as if Arsenal may be among the busiest teams in the hours between now and the deadline. The Gunners have already offloaded the likes of Mesut Ozil and Sokratis this month, and brought in Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan on loan. We’re waiting for confirmation of Martin Odegaard’s loan arrival from Real Madrid but there is also speculation that...

Major Wolves transfer update as huge double boost emerges before Chelsea

Wolverhampton Wanderers | All of the latest headlines to emerge before Wolves take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening

Mikel Arteta dedicates Arsenal win to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with skipper absent for personal reasons

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s win against Southampton last night was dedicated to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward missed the win at St. Mary’s due to “personal family reasons”, having also been absent for Saturday’s FA Cup defeat against the same opponents. Without Aubameyang, Arsenal claimed a 3-1 win on Tuesday night and Arteta says the victory was for the team’s skipper. Asked if there was an update when Aubameyang would return,...

Liverpool fans react to transfer links with Brazilian wonderkid Kayky

Many Liverpool fans have been reacting to claims that the Reds are interested in bringing Brazilian wonderkid Kayky to Anfield. Journalist Paulo Brito broke the news on NETFLU‘s YouTube channel when he claimed that the Merseysiders have been scouting the 17-year-old Fluminense starlet for some time. Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk, often the go-to European destination for the best young talent South America, has to offer are also said to be...

IOC's Pound wants to examine reasons for Japan public's concerns

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-POUND:IOC's Pound wants to examine reasons for Japan public's concerns

F1: Lewis Hamilton reportedly stalling contract signing with Mercedes over TV revenue demands

New information about Hamilton's demands have been spilled by former F1 driver and team principal Eddie Jordan.

Scottish golfer Ryan Lumsden misses out on Dubai Desert Classic due to Covid

Scottish golfer Ryan Lumsden is “gutted” to be missing out on the biggest event of his professional career after testing positive for Covid-19.

'Not great since Boxing Day': Honest Jack Ross waits to see Hibs players' response to cup disappointment

Like a club draped along the psychiatrist’s couch, Hibs’ mentality has been delved into and scrutinised in the hours and days since they suffered a second-half surrender to St Johnstone in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup on Saturday.

Newcastle's embarrassing warm-up against Leeds shows why things are going wrong

Footage of the Magpies' strikers taking shots at goal ahead of the 2-1 defeat to Leeds has gone viral on social media

David Moyes right to call for West Ham scouting upgrades [Opinion]

David Moyes has made a less-than-subtle dig at the West Ham board over one key internal structure at the London Stadium – and he is more than justified in doing so. Speaking ahead of the Hammers’ clash with London rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, Moyes called for greater development of the club’s recruitment infrastructure. The 57-year-old believes that West Ham need to invest more in their recruitment resources in order to improve the...