📛📛Liverpool trip will test Man Utd title ambitions – Solskjaer
📛📛Iwobi ends Premier League goal drought vs Wolves
📛📛Nigeria qualify for Wafu U17 Cup semi-final
📛📛Luka Jovic on verge of return to Eintracht Frankfurt – Marca
📛📛Hegerberg convinced me to join Lyon – Macario
📛📛Mbappé could be the fall guy in PSG’s Messi and Agüero plan – AS
📛📛Atletico Madrid impress in seeing off Sevilla
📛📛Manchester United go top of the Premier League
📛📛Manchester City manager Guardiola tells players to ‘stop running’ in training
📛📛AC Milan squeeze past Torino on penalties
📛📛Who’s laughing now? Pogba & Ole are top of the league – Editorial
📛📛Solskjaer: I had to calm players down at half-time
📛📛Rapinoe: Trump incited ‘white supremacist mob’ at U.S. Capitol
📛📛Kneeling, slogans & PR gimmicks: Football’s anti-racism conundrum – Editorial
📛📛Pogba plays down VAR after Man Utd win
📛📛’Icardi doesn’t like competition’ – PSG striker slammed by Papin
📛📛’Patience wearing thin’ with football after continued Covid-19 breaches
📛📛Blades gain first league win of season
📛📛Ronaldo equals the world goalscoring record – but is it true?
📛📛Premier League writes to clubs to stress ‘critical importance’ of Covid rules
📛📛’Celtic’s lack of remorse over their self-inflicted Dubai farce is risible’
📛📛Neville to leave England job for Beckham’s Inter Miami
📛📛German hairdressers protest Bundesliga footballers’ haircuts
📛📛Foden has big margins to improve – Guardiola
📛📛Ozil move to Fenerbahce ‘making progress
📛📛’Trezeguet tests positive for
📛📛Ghana knocked out of Wafu U17 Cup
📛📛’Ozil is a Fenerbahce fanatic’ – Agent talks up Arsenal exit
📛📛Messi fit for Supercopa de Espana
📛📛Holding signs new Arsenal contract
📛📛Juventus have conceded a goal in a Serie A home game while playing with a numerical advantage for the first time since October 2013 against AC Milan.
📛📛Danilo has scored two of his four goals from outside the box in the top-5 European Leagues against Sassuolo (previously in July 2020).
📛📛Dusan Vlahovic has found the goal in five different Serie A appearances since the start of December: the only player to have scored in more different games in the top-5 European leagues in this period was Ciro Immobile (six).
📛📛Since his debut in Ligue 1 in 2012/13, Florian Thauvin has been involved in 126 goals in the competition (84 goals and 42 assists): only Edinson Cavani (162) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (151) had a hand in more goals over this period.
📛📛Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player able to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons in the top-5 European leagues (since 2006/07).
📛📛Antonio Candreva has scored in two Serie A matches in a row for the first time since November 2016.
📛📛M’Bala Nzola has scored 39% of AC Spezia’s goals in the current league season, only João Pedro, Cristiano Ronaldo (both 43%) and Ciro Immobile (41%) have netted more in % of their clubs in Serie A this season.
📛📛Marcelo Brozovic is the player to have delivered the most Serie A assists since the start of November: six, with just 19 chances created.
📛📛Real Madrid are preparing a move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe in the summer, according to AS .
📛📛Manchesster City midfielder Fernandinho is undecided over his future, according to The Telegraph.
📛📛Bayer Leverkusen and Galatasaray are both interested in a move for Strasbourg full-back Kenny Lala, reports Le10Sport .
📛📛Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, has the most market value of all the current Real Madrid players, says a report by audit specialists KPMG. (Mundo Deportivo)
📛📛Leicester City and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, is set to undergo a medical at French club Lyon on Wednesday. (Sky Sports)
📛📛Tottenham are keeping an eye on Stuttgart forward Nico Gonzalez, according to AS .
📛📛Manchester United are, according to Calciomercato, open to the idea of signing Sergio Ramos on a lucrative two-year contract.
📛📛Neymar is close to agreeing a contract extension at Paris Saint- Germain, reports Mundo Deportivo.
📛📛Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering whether to bring former manager Avram Grant back to work with current Blues boss Frank Lampard, according to Sky Sports.
📛📛Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has arrived in Germany as he edges closer to completing a move to Bayer Leverkusen, reports Sky Sports.
📛📛Everton are still hopeful of signing Rui Silva despite the Granada goalkeeper supposedly signing a pre-contract at Real Betis, reports Estadio Deportivo .
📛📛Barcelona refused to sign Cristiano Ronaldo because of Ronaldinho – Marca
📛📛Marseille midfielder Kevin Stootman is closing to sealing a loan move to Genoa , reports Le10Sport.
📛📛Luka Jovic is close to ending his horror spell at Real Madrid and will be allowed to depart the club on loan this month and return to former club Eintracht Frankfurt. (Goal)
📛📛Liverpool will find it “impossible” to land Dayot Upamecano in January, reports Sky Sports.
📛📛Chelsea will not be lowering their demands for Ross Barkley amid talk of interest from Aston Villa in putting a permanent deal in place.
📛📛AC Milan are edging closer to completing the signing of Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg , Sky Sport reports.
📛📛West Ham have made a €7 million (£6m/$9m) offer for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, it has been reported on Domenica Sportiva.
📛📛Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have joined the hunt for Bursaspor striker Ali Akman.
📛📛Valencia have made a second approach for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, claims Guillem Balague.
📛📛Bayern Munich are still the favourites to land Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig , according to TZ.
📛📛Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to send Manchester United youngster Nathan Bishop out on loan this month.
📛📛Barcelona have shelved plans to offload Junior Firpo during the January transfer window, claims Marca.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
🗣🗣“Who told him that Tottenham would be interested in signing him?”
Mourinho response to Ozil’s ‘retire over Spurs move’ jibe
📛📛Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Manchester United and Liverpool they must offer at least £100m if they want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this month.
📛📛Brentford lead the race for Peterborough’s Siriki Dembele – who could follow Ivan Toney in joining the Bees.
📛📛Wolves and Newcastle are competing for £14m-rated Montpellier striker Andy Delort.
📛📛Arkadiusz Milik looks set to leave Napoli, according to reports, with Everton and West Ham linked with the forward.
📛📛Joel Matip is running out of time to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday’s table-topping clash with Manchester United.
📛📛Mesut Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut says there is a process in place as the Arsenal star edges closer to the exit in north London.
📛📛Tottenham are battling Sheffield United, Rangers and Celtic for Wigan’s teenage striker Kyle Joseph.
📛📛Brighton are closing on the £4.5m signing of Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle.
📛📛Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has agreed a deal to re-join Eintracht Frankfurt on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
📛📛Football must change its rules to allow referees to dish out yellow or red cards to any player who hugs or cuddles a team mate, in order to stem the spread of mutant Covid in the game, according to a leading virologist.
📛📛Grimsby are the first English club to be fined for breaking coronavirus rules after being found to have committed a number of breaches – including ex-boss Ian Holloway playing darts with his players.
📛📛Premier League CEO Richard Masters insists that their ongoing dispute with Newcastle United over a failed takeover bid will be resolved in a “timely manner”.
📛📛Premier League clubs will attend a sports cybersecurity summit on Wednesday – two months after Manchester United were subject to a breach.
📛📛Referees will be instructed this week to remind Premier League captains before matches to observe social-distancing guidelines as part of a further Covid-19 crackdown.
📛📛Borussia Dortmund are putting a Jadon Sancho contingency plan in place amid fears of a Manchester United transfer.
📛📛Avi Lasarow, the chief executive of Prenetics EMEA which runs the Premier League’s Covid-19 testing, has urged all those involved to stick to the rules if the season is to be completed.
📛📛Aston Villa are eager to sign Ross Barkley on a permanent deal from Chelsea this summer, but are unlikely to be able to do so after the Blues changed their stance.
📛📛Sport England are ready to accelerate a £1.5m national programme to open school sport facilities outside of teaching times when Covid-19 restrictions allow.
📛📛Contingency planning for switching the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa to the United Kingdom and Ireland has intensified ahead of a board meeting on Friday.
📛📛The players’ union, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), has told its members that they should negotiate collectively with the Government over a wide-ranging tax investigation into footballers and the fees paid to their agents.
📛📛Jack Hendry’s Celtic return is off the cards with Oostende having made their intentions known about signing him on a permanent deal.
📛📛Scotland’s 42 senior clubs will hold crisis talks on Wednesday morning as the national game attempts to survive the latest surge in coronavirus.