All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s national newspapers…
Real Madrid are monitoring Liverpool defender Joe Gomez ahead of a potential move next summer.
The Spanish giants are prioritising their attack first with Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain firmly in their sights but they are also drawing up a list of options for their defence.
The 24-year old Gomez is returning to full fitness after a series of injuries, he captained Liverpool against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup and was a late substitute in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham.
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has reportedly spoken to Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge as he pushes to sign the Borussia Dortmund hitman.
Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet in January.
Premier League stars fear club executives have secretly disregarded their health concerns as acrimony over the decision not to enforce a Covid ‘circuit-breaker’ intensifies.
Premier League clubs are queuing up to sign Nottingham Forest talent Brennan Johnson, with Everton and Newcastle preparing to fight off top-flight rivals.
Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has claimed that he will be fit to play in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next month, despite suffering a horrific facial injury while playing for Napoli last month.
Newcastle United are among the clubs looking to sign Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon on loan during the January transfer window.
Watford’s search for a centre-back has also seen them look at Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac.
Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers are going head to head for Iceland winger Albert Gudmundsson, who is available on a free transfer next summer.
England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone looks increasingly like running his contract down at West Brom, with West Ham at the front of the queue to land him on a free transfer in the summer.
Premier League clubs were left fearing they will be forced behind closed doors after Boxing Day as the Prime Minister refused to provide crowd guarantees beyond Christmas.
Almost 200 former and current players, including Gary Lineker, Frank Lampard, Andy Cole, Kevin Keegan, Edwin van der Sar and Fabian Delph have demanded the Professional Footballers Association publish what is alleged to be a highly-critical report into how the union has been run.
Arsenal were without Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers against Sunderland after the trio tested positive for Covid-19.
Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the goal machine might stay at Borussia Dortmund in a huge blow to Manchester United.
Chelsea have been given a huge boost with Jorginho back in training on the eve of their Carabao Cup quarter-final at Brentford.
Every club sponsorship deal worth more than £1m a year will have to be submitted to the Premier League to be checked that it is not an “associated party” transaction, according to new regulations sent to top-flight clubs.
Liverpool have described the fixture schedule in which they will play twice in 55 hours as “absurd” and explained why they had called for a break in the Premier League season.
Celtic have called for the Scottish Premiership’s winter break to be brought forward to minimise the effect of new Covid-19 restrictions on crowd numbers.
The Welsh government’s decision to ban fans from sporting events was described as “devastating” for professional rugby by David Buttress, chairman of the Dragons.