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Vinicius Jr will struggle to get back in Zidane's good books

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Sergio Reguilon and Dani Ceballos are all in the team of Zidane cast-offs - and they have now been joined by winger Vinicius.


Klopp could add new Liverpool dynamic by signing 26 y/o who “lacks absolutely nothing” - opinion

Liverpool are being linked with Rodrigo De Paul and he could be the man to finally replace Philippe Coutinho in Jurgen Klopp's side.


Lampard challenges Loftus-Cheek to maintain form on loan at Fulham

Loftus-Cheek's form has drawn mixed reviews since his arrival at Craven Cottage, but Lampard is encouraged and has challenged the 24-year-old to maintain his level for Scott Parker's men.


Rangers striker Cederic Itten admits surprise at Motherwell's "five-five block" in last outing

The Steelmen came close to causing a shock at Ibrox in December with their backs-to-the-walls display


West Brom's Sam Johnstone and Matt Phillips test positive for Covid-19

Johnstone has been one of the Baggies' best players this season and has made the most saves of any keeper in the Premier League. His absence means David Button wills start in goal.


Mohamed Salah makes Golden Boot admission as he highlights "nightmare" Liverpool scenario

Mohamed Salah has maintained that Liverpool's ambitions come before his own as he targets a third Golden Boot in four years at Anfield


Carrick 2.0: Woodward must sanction £70m Man Utd swoop for “outstanding” titan - opinion

Ed Woodward must sanction Manchester United swoop for West Ham star Declan Rice in the summer.


Rohit Sharma: No regrets over dismissal

After coming in for criticism for the way he got out against Australia, Rohit Sharma said he was following a clear plan.


Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win

Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win


Surprise transfer news emerges as Leeds United and top European sides linked with Swansea City's Yan Dhanda

Swansea City's former Liverpool graduate Yan Dhanda is on the radar of Leeds United, Bournemouth and a number of clubs on the continent, according to reports


Gilbert raises longevity questions over Van der Poel and van Aert

“They don’t have any life except cycling. I don’t know if you can hold on that long”


Keown insists United must beat Liverpool at Anfield to have title shot

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side head to Merseyside knowing victory will put them six points clear at the summit of the division, with Liverpool currently in a vulnerable position after several injuries in defence.


Liverpool and Man City interested in January move for Adama Traore

Liverpool and Manchester City are both eyeing up a surprise January move for Adama Traore, according to Sport. The Reds have been linked with the flying Wolves forward in the past, but nothing has come to fruition. Now, it is claimed Liverpool and City could battle to sign him this month, although he won’t be allowed to leave for less than €40million. Leeds United are also mentioned as possible suitors for the 24-year-old, whose current contract...


Jurgen Klopp's decision on "fried" Trent Alexander-Arnold as Mo Salah issue emerges again

Jurgen Klopp was warned that Trent Alexander-Arnold looks "fried" in the same way Mohamed Salah did in his second season at Liverpool, ahead of the Man United game


Carlo Ancelotti joke, missing players and five things spotted in Everton training

Everton released their latest training video from USM Finch Farm on Friday, with a number of key points on show that can be taken from the footage


Mesut Ozil told Twitter activity was final straw for Arsenal ahead of Fenerbahce transfer

Mesut Ozil appears to be edging ever closer to an Arsenal exit as Fenerbahce loom but the playmaker has not helped himself in recent months with his social media presence


Sir Alex Ferguson pleased Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is Man Utd boss trying to stop Jurgen Klopp

The legendary Manchester United boss has hailed Jurgen Klopp's "phenomenal" side ahead of this weekend's top of the table clash at Anfield


Bottas: I won't play Rosberg mind games on Hamilton

Mercedes F1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he has no interest in playing any mind games with teammate Lewis Hamilton.


Rangers squad revealed as Ryan Jack pushes for long awaited comeback ahead of Motherwell trip

Steven Gerrard's side head for Fir Park on Sunday as they look to maintain their huge lead over Celtic at the top of the Premiership table.


Kieran Tierney's text to Hector Bellerin after changing room talk that "changed everything"

The Scottish full-back joined from Celtic in the summer of 2019 and has begun to hit form after a stop-start first season at the Emirates


West Brom linked with in-form striker as Sam Allardcyce tries to bolster attacking options

The Senegal international has scored 11 goals this season – the same amount Albion have managed as a team in the Premier League – with nine of them coming in his last seven games


Yan makes Masters history in Milton Keynes - and it's all down to living in Sheffield

Chinese sensation Yan Bingtao is rapidly emerging as the golden boy of snooker and revealed the key to his searing rise – living in Sheffield, writes Will Jennings. The 20-year-old prodigy toppled six-time ranking event winner Stephen Maguire 6-5 in a thrilling Masters quarter-final to become the youngest semi-finalist at the tournament since a certain Ding Junhui. The world No.11 practices at Sheffield’s Vics Snooker Academy and reckons moving...


Wilson must stand firm on Rangers livewire, Gerrard says he's "fantastic to work with" - opinion

Glasgow Rangers can't afford to lose Ryan Kent to Leeds United; he's too important to Steven Gerrard.


Jason Leitch tempers Premiership shutdown fears but presses home rapid 'wipe out' warning

Scotland's national clinical director caused some alarm among fans on Friday by stating the top-flight campaign found itself in a "fragile" situation.


Barcelona's move for Manchester City's Garcia put on hold by Laporta

The club's presidential candidates want the new board in place before any major decisions are made


The wizard of Wishaw defeated world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in epic clash at Masters

The 45 year-old Scotsman played some of the best snooker in his career to set up a semi-final with Dave Gilbert


Mourinho urges Tottenham 'to not make mistakes that kill matches'

Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Fulham was a miserable retelling of the same story for Spurs as they let a 1-0 lead slip in the final 15 minutes for the fourth time this season.


LeBron James feeling 'real good with my shot' as Lakers win five straight

Five consecutive NBA wins and an impressive run of shooting have left LeBron James in a confident mood for the LA Lakers.


Sainz recalls initial contact from Ferrari over 2021 F1 drive

Carlos Sainz Jr entered initial talks with Ferrari over a 2021 Formula 1 deal "without trying to believe it too much", assuming it was talking to a number of drivers


Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan want an option to buy Fikayo Tomori in any loan deal

The Blues centre-back has been linked with a move away this month


Linfield midfielder Bastien Hery to join League of Ireland side Bohemians

The 28-year-old's contact was due to expire this summer


Morgan blasts Ozil as 'lazy manipulative £350,000-a-week wastrel'

Mesut Ozil in red and his infamous £350,000-per-week deal are finished, sparking a hostile send-off from Piers Mogan who branded the star 'lazy' and 'manipulative'.


Rangers miss wing 'target', Celtic could lose starlet to MLS, Arsenal join Juventus and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers in Edouard transfer interest: Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The half-way point in the mid-season transfer window is upon us – but there haven’t been many big moves… yet.


Bye-bye Lacazette: Arsenal scouting "tremendous" 16-goal gem who's "similar to Zlatan" - opinion

Arsenal can sign a perfect successor to Alexandre Lacazette in Brentford striker Ivan Toney.


Australian Open stars hit by hard lockdown blow after COVID positives on two flights

After three COVID-19 positives across two charter flights to Melbourne, a host of leading tennis stars are entering hard lockdown.


Mohamed Salah admits he's changed his opinion on Man Utd this season

Man Utd head to Liverpool this weekend knowing they could move six points clear of their rivals at the top of the Premier League table - and Mohamed Salah recognises importance of the game


Mark Clattenburg continues war of words with Jurgen Klopp with fresh jibe at Liverpool boss

Mark Clattenburg has continued his war of words with Jurgen Klopp as he takes aim at the Liverpool manager's preparation before games


Is West Ham vs Burnley on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Burnley will seek to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they visit West Ham United on Saturday. The Clarets were dogged, but ultimately disappointing, in their home defeat to Manchester United during the week, leaving them two places above the relegation zone. Despite that, they have won three of the last six in league play and are unlikely to hold too many longer-term fears about the drop - though Sean Dyche will expect more...


Liverpool 'need a player like Thiago' as Klopp considers options for Man United clash

Liverpool legend John Barnes explained to Stats Perform News how Thiago Alcantara can make a difference for the champions.


Kovalev v Melikuziev off after former champ tests positive for testosterone

Russian knockout artist Sergey Kovalev has tested positive for synthetic testosterone and will not fight Bektemir Melikuziev this month.


How a Norris F4 rival's early GT move was vindicated

The latest addition to Lamborghini's factory GT roster faced the tough prospect of abandoning his F1 dream while still at school. But 2020 British GT champion Sandy Mitchell has proved that the move was absolutely the right one, as he told JAMES NEWBOLD


Lewis Hamilton contract saga leaves George Russell unsure about Mercedes future

The 22-year-old Mercedes prodigy George Russell impressed after stepping in for Covid-stricken seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix


68 things you'll only understand as a West Brom fan ahead of the derby

We've listed some unique events, chants and experiences that you should recognise if you're a Baggie!


Bye-bye Kean: Brands can solve major Everton flaw with “deadly” £8m-rated beast – opinion

Marcel Brands can solve a titanic flaw in Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton side by completing a deal to sign Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee in January.


Lahiru Thirimanne leads Sri Lanka fightback after Joe Root’s sublime double century puts England in control

Okay, so maybe it was not going to be as easy as first thought. A day that started with England 185 ahead, six first-innings wickets remaining and the prospect of a win with time to spare ended with Sri Lankan defiance. A deficit now at 130 is only getting smaller. A home line-up embarrassed for 135 on day one will begin Sunday on 152 for two with opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne still going strong on 75. There will be hopes of wiping away the...


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho's brutal swipe picked up on camera in now deleted footage as Gareth Bale theory emerges

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho's comments were picked up on camera and appear to be aimed at Gareth Bale


Wolves team news vs West Brom: Boly, Traore and Neto start as Nuno names attacking XI

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Bromwich Albion | Here's the team Nuno Espirito Santo has named for the Black Country derby


Heir to Mings' throne: Villa could save millions with 20 y/o talent who "oozes class" - opinion

Aston Villa might have the next Tyrone Mings right under Dean Smith's nose with academy centre-back, Mungo Bridge.


Bolton Wanderers confirm double loan swoop for Huddersfield Town and Lincoln City players

The Trotters have confirmed Zack Elbouzedi and Ben Jackson


Hamilton hero Tomáš Černý: From plumber to Scottish Premiership goalkeeping favourite

Accies fan Ben McNicol looks back on the Czech keeper's spell in Scottish football after he hung up his gloves this week