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Leicester City are set to slash their asking price for Youri Tielemans to £38m because of his contractual situation, boosting Arsenal’s hopes of signing the midfielder.

Chelsea have ended their interest in Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana after a third bid was rejected by their Premier League rivals.

Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal

West Ham are plotting a move for Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Conor Gallagher, joining Newcastle and Crystal Palace in a battle for the England World Cup squad hopeful.

As many as nine Manchester United players could leave Old Trafford in the next 10 days as Erik ten Hag continues to wield the axe.

Erik ten Hag joined in with Manchester United’s players on their 13.8km “punishment run” after the humbling 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

Brazil legend Kaka could make his first venture into coaching after the World Cup, although the licence he secured means he will only be able to work in his homeland for now.

Manchester United are giving new signing Casemiro round-the-clock security and helping him in his search for a home.

Manchester United's new player Casemiro hold his shirt
Manchester United’s new player Casemiro hold his shirt

Lille exiled Mohamed Bayo to their reserve side after pictures emerged of him out clubbing the night before their 7-1 Ligue 1 thrashing by Paris Saint-Germain.


A power struggle is brewing over the distribution of Champions League cash after 2024, with UEFA coming under pressure to cut the proportion of TV money allocated to clubs on the basis of their historical achievements in Europe.


Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to bring long-term target Antony to Old Trafford in the next nine days.

Ruslan Malinosvkyi is dreaming about a move to Tottenham as the Premier League club continue to show interest in the £18m Atalanta midfielder.

Tottenham remain interested in Wolves winger Adama Traore as Antonio Conte looks to add one more attacking option to his squad.

Adama Traore is back at Wolves this season
Adama Traore is back at Wolves this season


Mateo Kovacic was able to train in full with Chelsea on Tuesday as he closes on a return to first-team action after a knee injury.

Barcelona believe Atletico Madrid are purposely benching Antoine Griezmann to avoid having to pay their La Liga rivals £33.8m they would have to if he started 50 per cent of their games.

British heavyweight Daniel Dubois has settled a legal dispute with legendary promoter Don King and will receive in the region of £400,000.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have teamed up to launch the TMRW Sports company in a bid to stifle the LIV Golf movement and encourage younger players to take up the sport.


Chelsea are yet to meet Barcelona’s valuation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but expect to be able to wrap up a deal quickly once that happens with personal terms already agreed.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang interests Chelsea
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang interests Chelsea

Erik ten Hag put scathing quotes from football pundits up at Manchester United’s Carrington training base to fire up his team before their win over Liverpool on Monday.


A bus attacked by Manchester United fans outside Old Trafford on Monday, which they thought was either carrying Liverpool’s players or a group of supporters, was actually bringing a group of South African children who support United to the game.

Oriol Romeu’s seven-year stay at Southampton could soon be at an end as he is ready to accept a move to Spanish club Girona if the clubs can agree terms on a transfer.

Southampton's Oriol Romeu (right) celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game with team-mate Nathan Tella
Southampton’s Oriol Romeu could be leaving the club

Brandon Williams, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are set to follow Eric Bailly out of the door at Manchester United as Erik ten Hag plots an overhaul to his defensive options.

The tennis fan accused by Nick Kyrgios of being drunk during his Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic has launched legal action against the Australian player for defamation.


Worcester Warriors are hopeful of survival after a consortium was formed to try and save the ailing Gallagher Premiership club.


Conor McGregor will not make a fighting return in 2022 and instead focus on making his acting debut in a remake of the 1989 classic movie Road House.

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