All the headlines and transfer rumors in Friday’s paper…
Real Sociedad have told Arsenal they will have to pay Martin Zubimendi’s €60m (£52.8m) release clause if they want to sign the midfielder this month.
Tottenham are close to signing Pedro Poro from Sporting Lisbon for €45m (£39.6m). Porro has agreed a five-year contract with Spurs, with the final details of the transfer fee still to be agreed.
Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomez from Flamengo. The Premier League club had a £15m offer for the 21-year-old before the move fell through when Lyon approached the Brazilian side earlier this month.
World Athletics’ long-term strategy is to stop trans and intersex athletes from competing in female categories and instead have them compete in elite male categories in a new ‘open’ category.
Erling Haaland’s goalscoring streak is costing bookmakers more than any other player in Premier League history.
Everton are expected to lose their asking price for Anthony Gordon after the striker missed a third day of training. Newcastle United are confident of signing Gordon after talks with Everton at the England U21 international this week.
Everton will spend up to 60 million to sign Gordon.
Chelsea have suffered a double setback in their bid to fill two key positions before the transfer window closes next week.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said Chelsea’s request for right-back Malo Gusto this week would not be sold this month, while Everton’s move for Amadou Onana has been rejected.
Chelsea could make fresh bids for midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo despite rejecting bids from Benfica and Brighton.
The height of the legal solution is set to be reduced across all of elite rugby, despite plans afoot to introduce the most seismic changes to the game since the game’s professionalisation.
Danny Ings has been given an injection in his injured knee to speed up his recovery. West Ham’s new 15 million
Leeds are battling Juventus to sign US star Weston McKenney. Whites boss Jesse Marsh wants to sign his compatriot – but Leeds’ £20m plus add-ons offer is less than Juve’s £30m price tag.
Manchester United are open to letting four more players leave before Tuesday’s transfer deadline – including Charlie Savage. Robbie Savage’s son Forrest Green joins Rovers on loan.
Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have completed a pair of moves to Newcastle.
Everton are considering a move for Dnipro striker Artem Dovbik to boost their survival hopes.
Farhad Moshiri is staring down a financial black hole that could cost him up to £300m if he sells Everton.
Michael Antonio moved to MLS at the end of January.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is set to sell three star players this month, according to reports.
Southampton have inquired about Rennes winger Kamaldin Suleimana.
Belgium have appointed Joachim Low, Mauricio Pochettino and Andre Villas-Boas as coaches following the departure of Roberto Martinez, according to a new report.
Lyon have made an offer to take Tottenham right-back Djed Spain on loan until the end of the season.
Erling Haaland has a €200m (£175.5m) release clause in his Manchester City contract, which expires after two years in the summer of 2024.
Real Madrid are set to exercise Fran Garcia’s €10m (£8.8m) purchase option. Sources close to Garcia and Real have confirmed that a transfer is imminent, with the 23-year-old left-back likely to remain on loan at Rayo Vallecano until the end of the year.
Bournemouth have agreed a deal to sign Antoine Semyon.
Pep Guardiola has opened the door to a dramatic return to Barcelona and says he would join Manchester City if the opportunity arose.
Ian Wright has urged Manchester United to offer out-of-favour striker Anthony Martial for Harry Kane in the summer – but such a plan could face opposition from Joel Glazer.
Arsenal legend David Seaman reckons losing Michailo Mudric will be a blessing in disguise.
Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Lionel Messi’s famous Barcelona goal celebration as new side Al Nasr struggled in Thursday’s Saudi Super Cup semi-final.
Former Everton manager Frank Lampard has broken his silence with a heartwarming message to the club’s fans.
Jurgen Klopp is quick to hit back at the German, emulating former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson’s career and admitting he will never manage “over 70”.
Chelsea have cooled their interest in Moises Caicedo as Arsenal prepare to face Brighton.
Ibrahima Bamba’s agent has dismissed rumors that the defender is set to complete a move to Arsenal, although he has refused to rule out a deal before the transfer window closes.
West Ham expect Michail Antonio to stay at the club at the end of this month’s transfer window, despite claims the striker has spoken about a move away.
Manchester United are planning a surprise move for Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias, according to Spanish reports.
Leeds are leading the race to sign Juventus star Weston McKennie, while Arsenal and Tottenham have confirmed their interest in his services.
Wimbledon bosses have reportedly been told by government sources to prevent pro-Russian protesters from disrupting the tournament, as they did at the Australian Open on Wednesday night. A flag and t-shirt were displayed at the tournament; Even though they were already banned.
Celtic are playing hardball against Atlanta United and their home field for Giorgos Giakoumakis. The Major League Soccer side have made a bid to sign the Greek striker, but it is a loan with an option to buy at the end.
Former Hibs boss Shaun Maloney has reportedly been named as Wigan’s number one candidate to replace Kolo Toure as manager.
Less than eight months after making Rangers history by netting in the Europa League final, midfielder Joe Arribo faces the prospect of a sacking at Southampton.
Bournemouth and Brentford could open the door to the Premier League for Scotland star Ross Stewart.
The Scottish Sun
Rangers will need to raise around £1.5m if they are to sign Nicholas Ruskin this month. Standard Liege knocked back the Ibrox side’s opening bid.
Fuming Hearts have slammed Blackpool boss Mick McCarthy after accusing the Jambos of ‘disloyalty’ in their pursuit of Toby Sibic.