Tag: Saturdays

Saturday’s gossip: Phillips, Toney, Minteh, Guirassy, Vlahovic, Edouard, Thuram

Juventus are lining up a move for Manchester City’s out-of-favour England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, 27. (Mail)external-link Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said he expects 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney to remain at the club past the January transfer window. (Standard) external-link Frank’s claim deals a blow to Arsenal and Chelsea, who have been touted as […]

Euro 2024 finals: Who do Scotland fans want in Saturday’s draw?

Might Scotland and England meet again at Euro 2024? It is no longer a novelty, but the draw for Scotland’s second successive participation at a European Championship finals is as eagerly awaited as any before. Perhaps especially so this time given the way Steve Clarke’s side cruised to qualification and thus heightened expectations ahead of […]

Saturday’s gossip column: Phillips, Ekitike, Guirassy, Calvert-Lewin, Branthwaite, Eriksen, Gundogan

Newcastle will make loan moves for Manchester City’s 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Paris St-Germain’s French striker Hugo Ekitike, 21, in January. (Times – subscription required)external-link Eddie Howe’s side also have an interest in Stuttgart and Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, and Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 26. (Teamtalk)external-link Brentford have no intention […]

Saturday’s gossip: Raphinha, Toney, Neves, Partey, Chalobah, Sarr

Tottenham have dropped their interest in Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney, 27, to pursue a January move for Barcelona and Brazil winger Raphinha, 26. (Football Transfers)external-link Toney feels he has a “debt to repay” to Brentford and is torn about leaving the club in January despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sun)external-link Juventus have […]

Saturday’s gossip: Haaland, Mbappe, Sancho, De Gea, Martial, Gray, Neymar

Real Madrid may decide to trigger 23-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland’s Manchester City release clause when it comes into play next summer, which is believed to be around 200m euros (£174m). (AS – in Spanish)external-link Once his 25% takeover of Manchester United is complete, Sir Jim Ratcliffe will look to sell French forward Anthony Martial, […]

Saturday’s gossip: Phil Neville, Raphael Varane, Jean-Clair Todibo, Luis Suarez

Portland Timbers are in advanced talks to hire former England defender Phil Neville, 46, as their head coach. He was previously in charge of Inter Miami. (Athletic)external-link Several Saudi clubs including Al-Nassr are keen on signing Manchester United’s French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, in the January transfer window. (Teamtalk)external-link Newcastle are interested in Atalanta and […]

Saturday’s gossip: Osimhen, Chiesa, Abraham, Fred, Locatelli, Leaburn

Liverpool and Chelsea are on alert amid reports contract talks between Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, have stalled. (Mirror)external-link Roma striker Tammy Abraham, 26, will be keen on a return to the Premier League if manager Jose Mourinho leaves the Italian club at the end of the season, with Chelsea, Aston Villa and […]

Saturday’s gossip: Osimhen, Davies, Phillips, Alvarez, De Paul, Chalobah

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested star forward Victor Osimhen, 24, will be sold with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all keen on a move for the Nigeria international. (Metro)external-link Liverpool see Osimhen as a potential replacement for Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, who has been strongly linked with a lucrative switch to the Saudi […]

Saturday’s gossip: Maguire, Guehi, Mitoma, Martial, Sudakov, Bellingham

West Ham are considering a fresh approach for England defender Harry Maguire, 30, in January should his lack of playing time at Manchester United continue. (ESPN)external-link Barcelona are interested in Brighton and Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma, 26. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link Manchester United are ready to let 27-year-old France forward Anthony Martial leave the […]

Saturday’s gossip: Haaland, Messi, Osimhen, Crouch, Townsend, Mitchell

Manchester City are aware Norway striker Erling Haaland has ambitions to play for Real Madrid but want to start talks about extending his contract, with the 23-year-old’s current deal running until June 2027. (ESPN)external-link Barcelona are contemplating a move to bring Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 36, back to his boyhood team on loan in January […]

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