October 3, 2022

All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s national papers…


Chelsea are in advanced talks with Manchester City over a deal to bring centre-back Nathan Ake back to the club.

A group of eight former footballers are calling on Staffordshire Police to open a new investigation into allegations of “historical sexual, physical and mental abuse” in Stoke City.


Manchester United are closing in on the double signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and winger Antony, with both players keen on a move to Old Trafford.


Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are next in line for new Liverpool contracts after Joe Gomez secured his future at Anfield on Thursday.

Manchester United have joined Ajax in the race to sign striker Brian Brobbey from RB Leipzig.

Erik ten Hag has introduced a series of sweeping measures to bring back unity and discipline to Manchester United, with players being warned they will be exiled for leaking information and dropped if they are late for training or games. team meetings.

Leeds are ready to pay a club-record £31.6million to sign Belgian striker Charles de Ketelaere.

Nottingham Forest are set to land Neco Williams and Omar Richards in a £25million-plus double back swoop.

Steven Fletcher returns to his native Scotland to join Dundee United.


Chelsea interested in Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt has suspended talks with Chelsea, according to reports, as he awaits an official offer from his preferred destination Bayern Munich.

FIFA is set to confirm that alcohol will not be on sale to fans at 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar.

Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder has emerged as a strong candidate to replace Cristiano Ronaldo should the Manchester United striker leave the club for the second time this summer.

Chelsea are set to open talks with Reece James over a new contract amid interest in the England defender from Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Arsenal have reportedly made a bid for Lille and Kosovo winger Edon Zhegrova, a player dubbed the ‘new Eden Hazard’.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is ‘pushing’ the club’s new owners to withdraw stoppages and sign PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe for just over £50million.

Barcelona are awaiting a response from Bayern Munich after they made a £34million bid for striker Robert Lewandowski.

Luis Suarez, Atletico Madrid
Could Luis Suarez return to the Premier League?

Premier League clubs have been placed on red alert after Luis Suarez confirmed a deal to play in Argentina with River Plate fell apart.

Arsenal midfielder Matt Smith is wanted by a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs, including Luton Town and Millwall.


Rory McIlroy has urged LIV Tour and PGA Tour officials to hold peace talks to avoid splitting golf into pieces.


Chelsea have emerged as serious rivals to Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are ready to include Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta in a more complex swap deal.

Frankie de Jong
Could Chelsea snatch Frenkie de Jong from under Man Utd’s nose?

Gabriel Jesus wants to ‘win it all’ at Arsenal and hopes to emulate Gunners legend Thierry Henry.

Wolves striker Fabio Silva is set to join Belgian club Anderlecht on a season-long loan.

Rangers Joe Aribo will have a medical ahead of his move to Southampton for £6m plus an additional fee and selling fee.

Watford sign Barcelona striker Rey Manaj.

Norwich are in talks to sign 23-year-old midfielder Gabriel Sara from Sao Paulo.

England team diversity adviser Edleen John is set to step down from her role as one of the FA’s most senior executives following a damning investigation into allegations she allegedly intimidated by colleagues.

The ECB is taking control of the registration of players’ agents amid growing fears of corruption due to the rapid growth of lucrative franchise leagues.


Wimbledon is facing pressure to rethink its dress code after it was accused of turning a blind eye to players’ anxiety over having to compete in traditional white attire during their period.

Sharron Davies has launched an extraordinary attack on the Rugby Football Union for not already banning transgender women from playing women’s rugby.


Karamoko Dembele is hoping to show Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou what he’s been missing after securing a move to France with Ligue 1 club Brest.

Rangers are set to make a move for Wales international Tom Lawrence, who is a free agent after leaving Derby County.


MK Dons is hot on the trail of Rangers winger Josh McPake, who played a starring role in the early stages of the Ibrox club’s pre-season campaign.