All the headline stories and transfer rumors from the Christmas Eve papers…
Brazil want Jose Mourinho to replace Tite as national team head coach, and reports in Italy suggest they have already made contact with his agent Jorge Mendes.
Manchester United have opened talks with PSV Eindhoven over a deal to sign striker Cody Gakpo after learning of the Dutch club’s financial problems.
Southampton have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Rangers winger Ryan Kent, although Ibrox boss Michael Beale is still keen to keep him at the club on new terms.
McLaren boss Zak Brown has conceded the team will need to significantly improve to prevent Lando Norris leaving for a rival.
Uruguayan stars could face bans of up to six months for misbehavior following their World Cup exit, complaining to officials and damaging pitchside VAR equipment.
Oman’s member of parliament Ahmed Al Barwani has offered Lionel Messi more than £800,000 for the bisht he wore when lifting the World Cup to try to keep the garment in the Middle East.
The UK and Ireland’s bid to host Euro 2028 is in crisis mode as the Belfast Casement Park venue needs what is described as ‘a miracle’ to be ready in time – it is currently closed and in a state of dereliction before the proposed redevelopment.
Newcastle United may be able to land Marcus Thuram from Borussia Mönchengladbach next month for less than £15million with his contract nearly out.
Manchester United and Arsenal have been told Atletico Madrid will allow Joao Felix to leave the club on loan in January as long as his half-season FFP cost of around £8m is paid as a fee.
St Mirren agree a deal to sign Waterford United defender Richard Taylor.
According to a report, Manchester United have chosen Benfica’s Portuguese star Goncalo Ramos as their priority transfer target for January.
World Cup final referee Szymon Marciniak has ravaged French complaints that one of Lionel Messi’s goals for Argentina was ‘illegal’ because two substitutes were on the pitch by showing footage phone calls from seven French players on the pitch as Kylian Mbappe scored one of his hats. misleading goals.
THE TELEGRAPH OF THE DAY
Arsenal are set to trigger a two-year contract extension for promising midfielder Charlie Patino. Patino, who has Spanish heritage through his father, is currently on loan at Blackpool and has recently been linked with a move to Barcelona.
The RFU has used the results of a trial in France to put the finishing touches to a sweeping change to the laws of sport in grassroots sport which would see tackles above the navel banned.
The Yorkshire racism trial will be held in public after the ECB rejected calls from Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hoggard to hold the hearing behind closed doors.
The Football Association has promised the Lionesses of England will travel to next summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in business class after previous criticism that they were forced to travel economy class for the long-haul trips.
AC Milan are already considering selling former Liverpool striker Divock Origi less than six months after joining San Siro.
Morocco boss Walid Regragui has warned Fiorentina they risk losing midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as he ‘has to play for one of the top 10 teams in the world’.
New Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is keen to tie Adama Traore to a new contract as he nears being able to listen to offers from overseas clubs in January.
The EFL are ready to offer the National League a third promotion spot as part of football’s financial reforms, with talks set to intensify in January and a possible switch as early as 2023-24.
The International Olympic Committee has raised the possibility of boxing being removed from the 2024 Olympics in Paris and criticized the behavior of the Russian-run International Boxing Association which, it says, “is only interested in his own power”.
Hibernian is set to cancel his loan deal with Gambian striker Momodou Bojang, who hasn’t starred since joining Leith.
THE SUN OF SCOTLAND
Former Queen of the South boss Wullie Gibson has denied racially abusing a shop worker, pleading not guilty to a charge of threatening and abusive behavior at Dumfries Sheriff Court – the case has been adjourned until to March 10 for the trial.
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