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All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s papers…


James Maddison is likely to miss the England squad for the World Cup, despite his electric start to the season.

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that not signing Heung-Min Son when he was Borussia Dortmund boss is one of the ‘big mistakes of his life’.


Gareth Southgate is set to recall Marcus Rashford and is set to replace injured Reece James with Arsenal defender Ben White when he names his 26-man England squad for the World Cup on Thursday.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring his team's first goal
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford could be set to return to the England squad

England were tipped to win the World Cup by a forecasting model that successfully predicted France’s victory in 2018 and Germany’s in 2014.


Wayne Rooney has bonded with new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. The former England striker has been a regular visitor to his former club’s training HQ in recent weeks, even occasionally showing up in a club tracksuit.

Tottenham plan to move in January to re-sign Marcus Edwards, according to reports.

Ashley Williams has been cleared of inappropriate conduct and violent and threatening behavior by the Football Association.

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Senegal striker Sadio Mane has damaged his right fibula, leaving his World Cup dream in major doubt.

The bosses of 20 Premier League clubs have been warned not to expect all of their World Cup stars to return for the Boxing Day restart.

Newcastle owners have injected an additional £70million into the club.

A representative of England’s LGBTQ+ fans is appalled that David Beckham is a paid ambassador for Qatar ahead of the World Cup.


There is a growing belief, according to those familiar with the situation, that Jude Bellingham’s next club will be Manchester City.

Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring against Stuttgart for Dortmund
Jude Bellingham would be inclined to join Manchester City

Newcastle will welcome a Saudi national team to Tyneside later this month as ties between the club and the country of their majority owners grow stronger.

Facundo Pellistri will be looking to secure a permanent transfer away from Manchester United during the January transfer window, according to reports.

Conor Benn has been removed from the WBC rankings pending the outcome of investigations into his two positive drug tests.

Britain’s number 1 Cam Norrie has been accused of taking part in a ‘sportswashing jamboree’ by registering for an event in Saudi Arabia next month.


Manchester United are said to have plans in place to sign a marquee striker within the next year but could face stiff competition from a number of European giants.

Gareth Southgate is willing to bet on fitness issues rather than making surprise calls to his World Cup squad.

Romelu Lukaku is in a race to prove his fitness as Belgium boss Roberto Martinez announces his 26-man World Cup squad today.

James Anderson is set to be asked to lead England’s bowling attack on and off the pitch in Pakistan as caretaker bowling coach.


Kyle Walker has told England he will be fit to play at the World Cup and hopes to be included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad along with Manchester City team-mate Kalvin Phillips.

Gareth Bale will be able to indulge his love of golf during the World Cup after Wales had a simulator installed at the team’s hotel in Qatar.

A whistleblower who worked for the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid has claimed in a new documentary that three African Fifa officials have been offered $1.5m (£1.3m) each for their football federations in exchange for their votes.

American shareholders of Leeds United, which have ties to the NFL’s San Francisc 49ers, are preparing for a full takeover of the club after securing the necessary funds.


Premier League clubs are on a collision course over how they will pay for ‘new contract for football’ – with smaller clubs insisting the so-called ‘Big Six’ pick up a bigger share of the bill, potentially through a transfer. tax.

A review is to be carried out after a Bath City player was left in critical condition following a head-first collision with a pitchside advertising board reinforced with concrete blocks.

Nearly 100 people from the Newcastle Falcons have been interviewed as part of the Rugby Football Union’s inquiry into racism in sport, with the report due out “within weeks”, according to Luther Burrell.

French prosecutors have raided the headquarters of the Rugby World Cup organizing committee as part of an investigation into allegations of corruption.


Celtic legend Neil Lennon’s son Gallagher has won his first Northern Ireland U18 call-up after opting to represent his father’s country rather than Scotland, where he was born.

Jason Cummings admitted he cried when he realized he had been called up by Australia for the World Cup.

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