All the top news and transfer rumors from Thursday’s national newspapers …
Manchester United are currently rumored to be “the only serious bidder” for Erling Haaland, but he has been told they must qualify for the Champions League to have a chance to sign him next summer.
Alexandre Lacazette threw his hat into the ring to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain.
Arsenal and Tottenham are on red alert after Dusan Vlahovic allegedly turned down a lucrative contract offer from Fiorentina.
West Ham have joined a number of European clubs while keeping an eye on New York City FC striker Valentin Castellanos.
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Lewis Hamilton could be fined for not attending Thursday’s FIA gala in Paris, where the 2021 awards will be handed out.
Tommy Fury has been warned that he may never get a chance to fight Jake Paul, losing what could have been the payday of a lifetime.
England football leaders don’t expect the government to implement an online damage law for at least another 12 months, despite promises that it will happen much sooner.
Newcastle United promise to make Kieran Trippier one of their biggest gains if he completes January’s move to St James’ Park from Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal’s fear that depriving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captain’s armband could end up costing them financially with rivals potentially believing they can play hard and get the striker into a cut-price deal.
Paris Saint-Germain are “trying to hijack” Real Madrid’s move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, who will be free to speak to European sides in just over two weeks.
Barcelona are thrilled with Chelsea’s teenage left-back Ian Maatsen, who impressed last season on loan with Coventry City.
Manchester United goalkeeper Amadou Haidara revealed that he was a supporter of the Premier League club when he was growing up.
The Premier League will insist on mandatory daily lateral flow tests for all players and staff before training, requiring people to stay in their cars until they return with a negative outcome.
The Manchester United Covid-19 epidemic has reached a total of 19 positive cases and it is feared for Saturday’s Premier League appointment with Brighton.
England will face New Zealand at Twickenham next November which means Eddie Jones’s team will face all of France’s 2023 pool rivals during their fall campaign.
The Manchester United charitable foundation will provide 400,000 meals to local families this winter, repeating last year’s gesture.
Inter could terminate Christian Eriksen’s contract six months after his cardiac arrest to allow him to find a club, potentially at home in Denmark.
Barcelona are said to be in advanced talks to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club on loan with the club ending Luuk de Jong’s loan spell from Sevilla so he can join Inter Milan.
Jose Mourinho has promised a Roma football shirt to a 23-year-old fan who suffered two heart attacks after passing out during the Serie A match against Spezia on Monday. The fan remains in intensive care but seems to be improving.
Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder doesn’t expect Paddy McNair to leave the club as rumors of a return to Celtic continue to swirl.
Hamilton will open 2022 by signing defender Danny O’Reilly from Drogheda United.