All the top news and transfer rumors from the national newspapers on Christmas Eve …
Tottenham are hoping to beat Manchester United and Liverpool thanks to the signing of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be able to speak to suitors in January as an upcoming free agent.
Barcelona have presented new terms to Ousmane Dembele and are increasingly confident that Newcastle United and Manchester United’s goal will remain at Nou Camp.
Ajax and Barcelona talk about a possible exchange that would see Sergino Dest return to Amsterdam and Noussair Mazraoui move to Catalonia.
Arsenal’s renewed interest in using striker Eddie Nketiah more frequently may not pay dividends with a January transfer to West Ham or Brighton still possible.
Zak Crawley will replace Rory Burns at the top of England’s batting order for the unmissable third Ashes Test in Melbourne on Boxing Day and there will also be a recall for Jonny Bairstow.
Brentford goal Vanderson is said to have written an apology email to the Premier League club after snubbing them in the eleventh hour to join Monaco in January.
Romeo Beckham broke with the family tradition and signed a clothing contract with Adidas competitors, Puma.
Chris Armas’s arrival at Manchester United could give the club a boost in their search for RB Leipzig star Tyler Adams after working together for three years at the New York Red Bulls.
England supporters could end up at “glamping” sites in Saudi Arabia as organizers of the 2022 World Cup continue to explore options for hosting far more people than the Gulf state could ever hope to host.
John Barnes believes Frenkie de Jong’s blend of defensive awareness and offensive momentum would make him an ideal signing for Manchester United.
Mohamed Salah is said to have asked Liverpool to sign another offensive option during lengthy talks about a new contract.
Edinson Cavani could be on his way to Brazil with Corinthians interested in Manchester United striker.
England are set to make four changes to their squad for the third Ashes Test in Melbourne with James Anderson and Stuart Broad potentially among the players who will not be involved.
Gordon Taylor’s final year at PFA saw him take home over £ 3 million in salary, which included £ 1.4 million in bonuses.
Emergency talks are underway to try to save Coventry United, the Women’s Championship team.
Manchester United could follow the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid by building a second stadium to house their women’s and academic teams.
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Feyenoord are looking to sign Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman, who has long been a Rangers target.
Rangers striker Kemar Roofe is facing five driving charges and will be on trial next summer.
Stoke City are in pole position to sign Hearts defender John Souttar.
Dunfermline are considering a move for full-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, who has been a free agent since leaving Livingston in the summer.
Partick Thistle is looking to sign James Maxwell, currently on loan with Ayr United, from Rangers on a permanent basis.