Hoddle believes Rooney 'has made a MISTAKE' by retiring mid-season

The 35-year-old announced on Friday he was ending his 19-year career on the pitch to take charge of the Rams until the summer of 2023 after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the side.

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.

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

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 Morgan who branded the star 'lazy' and 'manipulative'.

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.

Jordan Pickford addresses Everton benching decision and Carlo Ancelotti respect

Jordan Pickford has looked back on Carlo Ancelotti's decision earlier in the season to leave him on the bench for Everton's 2-1 defeat to Newcastle earlier this season

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.

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”

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.

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.

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

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.

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

The Trotters have confirmed Zack Elbouzedi and Ben Jackson

Paul Pogba lifts lid on Man Utd decision that led to Mino Raiola saying he wants to leave

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been in and out of favour at Old Trafford this season, but he appears to be in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's good books once again

West Brom player ratings v Wolves: Bartley is colossal as Robinson shines

You could hear the screams of delight that met Oliver’s full time whistle around the whole of Molineux. We have lift off!

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 and West Brom players BREAK Covid protocols by hugging

Players have been told to avoid hugging, high-fives and handshakes before, during and after matches due to the rising cases of coronavirus, with sanctions promised for breaches.

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.

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.

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

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

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 overdue Sri Lankan defiance. A deficit now at 130 is only getting smaller. A home line-up embarrassed for 135 on Thursday will start Sunday on 152 for two with opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne still going strong on 75. There will be hopes of wiping...

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

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.

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

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.

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

Wolves vs West Brom LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture today

Wolves host West Brom in the Black Country derby to kick off another weekend of Premier League action. Nuno’s side are winless in five games in the league and will hope to move away from the bottom third of the table after falling to within 10 points of 18th placed Fulham, with Everton inflicting defeat on Wolves last time out. While the Baggies have also failed to win in seven games, with a heavy defeat to Arsenal last time out, and sit six...

Cardiff City announce Max Watters signing as Bluebirds steal him from under Swansea City's nose

The Bluebirds have announced their first signing of the January transfer window with the capture of striker Max Watters from Crawley Town

Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles recovered after ‘long fight’ with Covid-19

Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles has revealed he has recovered from Covid-19 after “a long fight with this horrible virus”. Ardiles, who is loved by Spurs fans after helping the club win the FA Cup in 1981, announced he had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month. The 68-year-old tested positive on January 1 and revealed the news after Tottenham’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Brentford earlier this month, describing Spurs’ win as the...

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.

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

Root finds his rhythm again as England captain reaches major milestone

A focus on pre-delivery footwork and watching the likes of Kane Williamson helped Joe Root rediscover his best form with the bat.

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

Linfield midfielder Bastien Hery to join League of Ireland side Bohemians

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

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

Georginio Wijnaldum makes Liverpool contract decision as deal winds down

Georginio Wijnaldum will leave Liverpool and join Barcelona despite the Reds' best efforts to keep the midfielder with the Nou Camp lure too much to turn down

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.

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.

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.

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...

Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win

Root urges patience from England bowlers in search of win

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.

Jack Leach highlights ‘length’ as key to England breakthrough after Sri Lanka resistance

It has taken the best part of three days and five session of cricket, but England encountered their first real period of struggle on their winter tour of the subcontinent. Though Sri Lanka still trail by 130, their second innings is set at 156 for two on a Galle pitch still behaving itself after combatting an English attack that fell short of ideas for the final 61 overs of play on day three. An opening partnership of 101, from which Lahiru...

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

Messi wants to stay at Barcelona, insists presidential candidate Laporta

Joan Laporta is adamant Lionel Messi wants to remain with Barcelona, while he is confident Eric Garcia will join at the end of the season.

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.

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.

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

Liverpool transfer news: Reds legend urges former club to sign Dayot Upamecano

John Barnes has called on Jurgen Klopp to make a move for the RB Leipzig defender