All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers…
Jadon Sancho is tipped to be a starter for Manchester United against Leeds on Saturday – as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to field the ex-Borussia Dortmund trickster alongside Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes behind frontman Anthony Martial.
Everton are set to make a move for Antwerp defender Aurelio Buta.
Michy Batshuayi could be set to finally depart Chelsea on a permanent deal with Besiktas reportedly looking to lure him to Turkey.
Former Salford City boss Anthony Johnson revealed he almost died in a horror Covid battle.
Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United on a free for a second time next summer after PSG’s move for Lionel Messi on a £1m-a-week deal scuppered any chance of the Frenchman leaving in this window.
Lionel Messi was reportedly seriously considering a sensational reunion with best friend Luis Suarez at Atletico Madrid before agreeing to join PSG.
David de Gea has insisted that he has ‘a lot of years ahead’ at Manchester United as the Spanish stopper laid down the gauntlet to Dean Henderson in the pair’s battle for No 1 status at Old Trafford.
Jack Grealish has revealed a conversation with John Terry helped convince him to leave Aston Villa and join Manchester City.
Manchester City will press ahead with a fresh round of contract renewals after John Stones committed to a new five-year deal on Tuesday – with Phil Foden and Ederson next on the list.
Leicester City winger Rachid Ghezzal flew from France to Istanbul on Tuesday to complete a £3.4m move to Besiktas.
Paul Pogba will not be frozen out at Manchester United by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite his refusal to sign a new deal.
Tammy Abraham has agreed terms with Arsenal despite Chelsea agreeing a fee with Roma for the transfer of the forward.
Leicester have held talks with Southampton to sign Jannik Vestergaard as they attempt to bolster their injury-hit defence for the start of the Premier League campaign.
Team GB’s Olympic heroes will receive a raft of gongs in the New Year’s honours list, with cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny set for the unprecedented husband and wife sporting feat of together becoming a Knight and Dame.
Stuart Broad is set to miss the second Test against India at Lord’s after injuring his calf during training at Lord’s and is set to be replaced by Mark Wood.
Dawn Scott, the globally-renowned sports science expert tasked with helping England Women win their first major trophy, is to leave her role as the FA’s senior women’s physical performance manager in a shock announcement.
Everton forward Richarlison is in contention to face Southampton at the weekend as he forgoes a holiday after his Olympic success with Brazil to return to training.
Players in the Premier League will be free to hug each other during goal celebrations this season but many of the other Covid-related restrictions will remain in place.
Celtic’s pursuit of the French striker Thomas Henry could land them “the new Jamie Vardy”, according to one of the managers who knows the player well from his time in Belgian football.
Manchester United have been rocked after the scout who first spotted Jude Bellingham became the latest staff member to quit the club.
Birmingham City named 15-year-old Jobe Bellingham on the bench for their Carabao Cup clash with Colchester United – the younger brother of Jude.
Celtic target Thomas Henry is a leading candidate for the club after it was confirmed a bid was submitted for his services.
Rangers face a monumental trip to the far reaches of Europe to either Kazakhstan or Armenia in the play-off round of the Europa League, just days before they face Celtic in the first derby clash of the season.
Celtic target Fabricio Bustos says he can “aspire to” a move to Europe, but there’s competition from River Plate.
Scotland star Jack Hendry has claimed it was an easy decision to sign for KV Oostende because Celtic couldn’t even tell him if he still had a future.