Beno Obano, film maker and rapper, closes in on long-awaited England rugby debut

“He’s desperate to play for his country. Obviously his cousin is Maro Itoje. I’m sure he wants to go to those family barbecues wearing a cap”

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

Ilkay Gundogan finds form of his life to turn into Man City’s unlikely talisman

The Manchester City top scorer. It is a phrase that conjures images of Sergio Aguero. Perhaps even Raheem Sterling. And maybe, this season, of Phil Foden. But not Ilkay Gundogan. Nice, but ultimately ineffectual, a passer rather than a finisher, a man who has often seemed to belong outside their strongest side, he may be the purist but he is no predator. But after half an hour at the Hawthorns, Gundogan was City’s leading marksman in the Premier...

Best yet to come for in-form West Ham, says defender Craig Dawson

Craig Dawson says the best is yet to come for West Ham after the Hammers climbed into the Premier League's top four on Tuesday night. The defender, on loan from Watford, scored his first Premier League goal for West Ham to secure victory at Crystal Palace after Tomas Soucek's brace had countered an opener from Wilfried Zaha. Michy Batshuayi scored late but the Hammers were more than deserving and could have won far more comfortably. Dawson has...

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal close on Odegaard, Liverpool eye Gordon, Man Utd track Baumgartner

Welcome along to live coverage of all Wednesday’s transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals as Arsenal close in on the sensational loan move for Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, Liverpool look to clinch the signing of Derby County wonderkid Kaide Gordon, and Manchester United are linked with a bid for Christoph Baumgartner. United are also in a race against time to get rid of many of their fringe players, and hope to...

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

Arsenal 'join the race to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia'

The 20-year-old has entered the final six months of his contract at the Etihad Stadium and City are open to allowing him to leave for a fee of around £4.4million.

‘Leader’ Bukayo Saka hailed by Mikel Arteta after inspiring Arsenal win at Southampton

Bukayo Saka has been lauded as a “leader” by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta after the teenage winger shone again in the 3-1 win at Southampton. The 19-year-old scored one and assisted Alexandre Lacazette to clinch all three points to lift the Gunners up to eighth in the Premier League table. "He's really humble, respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball, to make decisions that are not very usual for his age," Arteta said...

Two summit finishes and time trial to shape 2021 UAE Tour

Pogacar, Froome, Van der Poel, Ganna, Ewan all on the start list

Football transfer rumours: Tuchel to target Upamecano and Haaland?

Let’s start up in north London, where speculation about Dele Alli’s will-he-won’t-he loan move to PSG continues to hover over the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium like a particularly stubborn patch of fog. The latest reports suggest it may hinge on Spurs’ ability to bring in a replacement for the Unsettled One and José Mourinho likes the cut of Florian Neuhaus’s jib. The 23-year-old Borussia Mönchengladbach playmaker has inspired his side to victories...

'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

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 member says Games going ahead 'is up to U.S.' - WSJ

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-BIDEN:Olympics-Tokyo 2020 member says Games going ahead 'is up to U.S.' - WSJ

Luke Shaw revival: United star is proving indispensable to Solskjaer

United's defeat at home to Spurs appeared to signal the beginnings of drastic change at Old Trafford. That, added to the viral clip of Dea Gea berating his left back, made for grim reading for Shaw.

Man Utd predicted line-up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to make Marcus Rashford call

Man Utd will host Sheffield United at Bramall Lane where Marcus Rashford is expected to start despite an injury scarce while Bruno Fernandes is set to return

Liverpool urged to complete defensive transfer as "everyone in football" can see issue

Liverpool have yet to make any moves in the transfer market but remain short of options in defence with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both still absent through injury

United starlet Facundo Pellistri 'has interest from Brugge and Alaves'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed on Tuesday that the 19-year-old - who only joined the club in October - will be allowed out on loan this month to give him more experience at a higher level.

'He's frustrated' - Ryan Giggs gives update on Manchester United's Daniel James that could put Leeds United on red alert

The Wales boss admits that the winger is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of game time at Manchester United

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

Worse than Sawyers: West Brom lightweight who lost 86% of duels badly betrayed Big Sam - opinion

West Brom defender Darnell Furlong betrayed Sam Allardyce after he was trusted to start against Manchester City.

Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson available for clash with Tottenham

Liverpool have received a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenahm, with Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson both expected to be fit. That’s according to the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe, who claims the key do will be available for the must-win trip to north London on Thursday night. Matip wasn’t risked in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at the weekend, while Henderson hasn’t featured since the goalless draw at home to the...

Leicester 'confident' of finally signing James Tarkowski from Burnley

It is reported that Tarkowski is looking to move on in order to further his England prospects and become a regular in the Three Lions shirt for Gareth Southgate.

Tammy Abraham defends Antonio Rudiger over controversial Frank Lampard exit claims

Some have suggested that the German defender was one of the key dressing room figures in forcing Lampard out of the club

Olympics-Paris 2024 will go ahead as planned despite Tokyo concern, says Estanguet

Olympics-Paris 2024 will go ahead as planned despite Tokyo concern, says Estanguet

Real Madrid should sign Haaland before Mbappe - Valdano

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly the primary transfer target for Real Madrid, but Jorge Valdano would pick Erling Haaland over him.

Forget Raphinha: "Incredible" Leeds titan was Bielsa's true hero, Orta surely buzzing - opinion

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier produced a stand-out display in Marcelo Bielsa's side's Premier League victory over Newcastle.

Man United 'leading race for Hoffenheim star Christoph Baumgartner'

A summer move appears for likely for the midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2023 and whose asking price of £16m looks likely to only increase, according to The Sun.

Tuchel's first game; Werner and Havertz both start: Chelsea Predicted XI vs Wolves - opinion

Here is how Chelsea could line up under Frank Lampard's replacement Thomas Tuchel to take on Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season

Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season

Tottenham transfer news: Spurs make contact with PSG star Angel Di Maria

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to sign the Argentina international

Alesi lands dual Toyota programme in Japan, leaves Ferrari Academy

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM'S squad

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith responds to Jamie Carragher's top four advice

Villa travel to Burnley on Wednesday evening looking to continue their promising season under boss Smith and captain Jack Grealish

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....

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...

West Ham keen on signing Jonas Wind

West Ham appear to be turning their recruitment attention to Denmark having been previously linked with Mikkel Damsgaard, with the Hammers now said to be looking at Jonas Wind an attacking option. According to The Telegraph via Danish source Bold, the 21-year-old is coming into West Ham’s thinking as a long-term attacking option. The source adds a caveat in that the Irons are said to be focusing on Wind as a summer target as opposed to a...

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

McGregor previously lost to Mayweather in 2017.

Calum Hill well placed to continue rise up ladder after solid start to 2021

The European Tour pro, from Crook of Devon, carded four consistent rounds at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Juventus, China and Galatasaray - what you need to know about West Brom target Mbaye Diagne

The well-travelled Senegalese striker has been in red-hot form for the Turkish giants this season

Forget Antonio: £96k-p/w West Ham gem will surely have left Moyes wanting more vs CPFC – opinion

Jarrod Bowen left West Ham United wanting more quality from their £96,000-per-week forward as David Moyes’ side beat Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

Liverpool may now rue Edwards' summer call on £23k-p/w gem, he could've helped Klopp - opinion

Liverpool were reportedly just £1.8m away from signing centre-back Aissa Mandi during the summer transfer window.

Graeme Souness clarifies Paul Pogba feud after 'put your medals on the table' dig

Graeme Souness has risked reigniting his long-running feud with Manchester United star Paul Pogba by discussing the star's attitude, after the Frenchman conceded he didn't know who the Liverpool icon was

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.

Stirling Albion wait to hear when League 2 matches can resume

Stirling Albion await the decision on when Leagues 1 and 2 will be able to resume their seasons.

What Thomas Tuchel 'tried' to tell Chelsea players in first meeting ahead of Wolves

Thomas Tuchel begins his reign as the new Chelsea manager against Wolverhampton Wanderers after replacing Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils could have free run at Declan Rice

Chelsea are set to withdraw from the race for the West Ham midfielder

Wall has last word against Wizards after Westbrook trash talk

Having swapped teams in an offseason trade, John Wall and Russell Westbrook had plenty to say to each other on Tuesday.

Rugby morning headlines as Wales set to issue injury update at press conference and Sky Sports ditch plans for new rugby channel

Here are the latest rugby headlines as the 2021 Six Nations is officially launched and Welsh sport is warned that the latest funding package may not be enough

Forget Saka: £100k-p/w Arsenal titan who was "running the show" is now irreplaceable - opinion

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka produced an outstanding display in the 3-1 Premier League win over Southampton, and deserves as much credit as Saka.

Sainz makes maiden Ferrari F1 appearance in Fiorano test

Carlos Sainz Jr hit the track as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver for the first time on Wednesday morning, commencing his private test running at Fiorano

Honda satellite LCR team commits to MotoGP for five more years

The satellite LCR squad has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 having signed a new deal with Dorna Sports and the International Race Teams Association

Is Chelsea vs Wolves on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Chelsea will play their first game since Thomas Tuchel was named head coach as they host Wolves in the Premier League tonight. Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge yesterday, just a day after Frank Lampard was sacked as manager, and – following his first training session with his new squad last night – the ex-Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss will be in the dugout this evening. The aim for Chelsea will be to respond positively...