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Liverpool and Chelsea are set to battle over Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after his price tag was revealed.

Napoli's Khvicha Kvaratskhelia celebrates scoring against Ajax
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of Napoli celebrates scoring against Ajax

Chelsea supremo Todd Boehly has been identified as a potential buyer for the NFL team of the Washington Chiefs.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could confidently end up in the Premier League with Manchester United thanks to his improved form and contract status – as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.


Gerard Pique’s decision to retire will save Barcelona £46m and comes after claims that the defender has clashed with manager Xavi over a lack of game time, including a leak of the player’s contract.

Gerard Pique made 600 appearances for Barcelona
Gerard Pique made 600 appearances for Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Hector Bellerin has called on the club to take inspiration from Arsenal’s patience with Mikel Arteta on their way with Xavi.

Erling Haaland has been warned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic not to allow Pep Guardiola’s “ego” to ruin his career at Manchester City.

Jorginho is not interested in joining Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season and instead wants to sign a contract extension at Chelsea.

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Brighton & Hove Albion have agreed a deal for 17-year-old Argentine international Facundo Buonanotte – and he will link up with his new club in January.


Wales have sent medical staff to Los Angeles and Nice to ensure Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are in top shape for the World Cup.

West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Brentford are keeping tabs on Lyon winger Tete – who is on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk – ahead of a potential January move.

Ben Chilwell has been ruled out of the World Cup and will miss a large chunk of the season amid suspicions he has torn his hamstring.

Chelsea's Ben Chilwell receives medical treatment
Ben Chilwell looks set to miss the World Cup

Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a big-money move for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo to replace Luka Modric.


Son Heung-Min suffered four fractures to his eye socket, with surgery to save his World Cup brought forward to Friday.


Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay has taken to social media to deny reports that he is delaying his return from injury in order to prioritize his fitness for the World Cup.

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Mikel Arteta wants to add to his Arsenal squad in January and a winger is believed to be the club’s top priority, with Facundo Torres of Orlando City and Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk two possible targets.

Leicester are also hoping to persuade Yourri Tielemans to sign a new contract and end the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer.

Leicester's Your Tielemans
Youri Tielemans of Leicester is out of contract at the end of the season

Wolves are hopeful that Julen Lopetegui will take over as their new manager on November 13 as they look to finalize the details of his appointment.

Ally McCoist has recalled how he once tried to sign Jamie Vardy from Fleetwood Town during his time as Rangers manager.

Carlos Tevez has stepped down from his role as head coach at Argentina’s Rosario Central, citing political reasons during the club’s presidential elections as the main reasons for his departure.


Transfer chiefs Tottenham have agreed to sign Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi in January.

Manchester United have offered fresh hope that a deal is in place for Joao Felix as soon as January, with Atletico Madrid now reportedly ready to sell their out-of-work forward.

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Manchester City and Liverpool could be gifted the chance to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes for a cut-price fee after a slow start to the season.


A group of 40 England fans were paid by Qatar to attend the World Cup, with instructions to send positive messages about the experience, sing certain songs when asked and report important social media posts.

Wolverhampton Wanderers could announce Julen Lopetegui as their manager in the coming days but the Spaniard is not expected to take charge until the World Cup.

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Ange Postecoglou is not afraid of losing top stars as he says sales can help Celtic grow and progress in the Champions League.

Connor Barron insists he is laser-focused on restoring Aberdeen as Scotland’s third power – because he knows its future will take care of itself.

Former Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong has pledged his commitment to the Netherlands ahead of the 2022 World Cup – with the star ‘failing to respond’ to a call from Ghana chiefs ahead of the tournament.


Ange Postecoglou insists he will be value for money for Celtic fans when he makes his signature bids.

Virgil van Dijk has revealed that he told Celtic fans to sign Andy Robertson back when he played for Dundee United.


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