All the top news and transfer rumors from the national newspapers on Friday …
Mauricio Pochettino is just waiting for Manchester United to call and offer him the chance to become the club’s next permanent manager.
Manchester United have offered Paul Pogba a new contract worth £ 500,000 a week.
Newcastle made an offer of £ 25m for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos but was quickly turned down by the Spanish club.
Michail Antonio has signed a new contract with West Ham, committing him to the club until the summer of 2025.
Barcelona are ready to join Arsenal in the race to sign Lille midfielder Renato Sanches.
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Millwall are unwilling to let Jed Wallace leave the club in January, despite intense interest from Turkish side Besiktas.
Teen star Charlie Patino is lined up to start for Arsenal in this weekend’s FA Cup third round clash with Nottingham Forest.
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to leave Manchester United if the club’s next managerial position is not to his liking.
Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is excited about a reunion with Rafael Benitez at Everton.
The CIES Football Observatory rates Manchester City and England star Phil Foden as the second most valuable player in world football with £ 127 million behind only Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr, who is worth £ 139 million. Erling Haaland (£ 119m) finished third ahead of Mason Greenwood (£ 112m).
Leicester City will not bring Jamie Vardy back from injury despite Brendan Rodgers not having a recognized first team forward.
Manchester United did not turn to Antonio Conte for his managerial vacation due to fears about his style as a micro-manager and how he would fare with their current squad.
Manchester United would be in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou on a free transfer.
Newcastle are monitoring Anthony Martial’s situation at Manchester United due to the need to replace injured striker Callum Wilson.
Novak Djokovic may not be able to play in a Grand Slam event until Wimbledon due to France’s strict approach to vaccinating sportspeople.
The Welsh Rugby Union is considering moving the Six Nations matches to England due to financial problems that would accompany them to play in an empty stadium in the Principality.
Donny van de Beek’s lack of playing time at Manchester United is partly due to difficulties in training and a lack of physicality in his game.
Lucas Digne is set to hold back the transfer from Everton in January, dealing a heavy blow to boss Rafael Benitez in his efforts to raise money for new signings.
Newcastle are considering a cut-price move for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after an offer for Lille’s Sven Botman was rejected.
Ferrari is expected to discuss a new contract with Carlos Sainz, with his current deal expiring at the end of 2022.
Dundalk are nearing an agreement to sign Dundee United defender Mark Connolly.
Lee Bullen will be announced as the new manager of Ayr United, the league team.
Rangers youngster Stephen Kelly is a target for Tranmere Rovers and Kilmarnock.
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Vitesse Arnhem center-back Danilho Doekhi has admitted Rangers would be a tough side to turn down due to Ibrox’s passion for support.