All the top news and transfer rumors from the national newspapers on Friday …
Barcelona are hoping to sign Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte next summer, after completing the transfer of fellow Spanish international Ferran Torres from Premier League champions earlier this week.
Mafia bosses are targeting top UEFA referees with cybercrime attacks to try and fix football matches.
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been linked to a shocking transfer to Barcelona in January as Xavi looks to bolster his attack.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be reprimanded by the Football Association for questioning referee Mike Dean’s impartiality following the draw against Brighton, but has escaped formal investigation.
Italy has joined France in making vaccination mandatory for anyone wishing to play team sports outdoors, which means Premier League players will need to be hit to move to Serie A this January.
Juventus have turned down a swap deal from Barcelona involving Memphis Depay as coach Xavi targets Spaniard Alvaro Morata.
Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost has opposed the idea of the sport’s reverse grid format, arguing that Lewis Hamilton’s exploits last season shouldn’t be taken for granted in the long term.
Kyle Walker has recovered from his illness and is ready to return to Manchester City for Saturday’s game against Arsenal.
England winger Anthony Watson must leave besieged Bath at the end of the season when his contract expires, even if he has not yet committed to another club.
The WBC confirmed the split of the bag for Tyson Fury’s heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte with the Gypsy King set for a massive 80% stake.
Lyon are planning to dump Xherdan Shaqiri, who has a budget of £ 3.5m a year at the Ligue 1 club, just six months after the Swiss winger’s signing from Liverpool in the summer.
Hearts are confident Craig Gordon will be one of the club’s first non-contract players to agree to the new terms.
Rangers could leave defender Jack Simpson on loan in January, with a number of league clubs potentially interested.