January 27, 2023

All the top stories and transfer rumors from the Sunday papers…


Brazil will try to probe Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola about his plans for the future as they look for a replacement for national coach Tite, according to reports in South America.

Kyle Walker could be the first member of England’s World Cup squad to confirm his retirement from international competition.

Man City coach Pep Guardiola celebrates
Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola celebrates


Arsenal are about to rekindle their interest in Barcelona striker Ferran Torres after missing out on a bold bid to sign him this summer.


Rugby Australia are in talks with Eddie Jones over a shock return to the Wallabies coaching team for next year’s World Cup in France.


Manchester United are in the race to sign Croatian star Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig, but will face huge competition for the 20-year-old’s signature.

Josko Gvardiol heads clear against Brazil
Man Utd have joined the race to sign Josko Gvardiol

England players and staff shower hotel workers with gifts as they leave their base in Qatar to head home after the quarter-final defeat to France.

Salomon Rondon’s future at Everton is in doubt and the striker could be forced to train with the club’s youngsters as Frank Lampard plans without him.

AC Milan is on the trail of Fulham and American defender Antonee Robinson again.

League One side Charlton Athletic are a target for a leading football agency wanting to be involved in buying the club and showcasing their players from around the world.

Swansea City and Hull City are interested in signing Crystal Palace youngster Malcolm Ebiowei on loan in January.

Al Nassr’s interest in Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino strongly suggests they went cold when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo to a lucrative freelance contract.

Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal of the match
Roberto Firmino is said to be on his way to leave Liverpool


Luis Diaz’s injury to the face of Liverpool could see the striker sidelined for three months.


William Gallas has urged Chelsea to do everything they can to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and keep him in the Premier League.


Liverpool’s injury-plagued squad could receive a boost with the arrival of Arthur Melo, who was reportedly two weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from thigh surgery.

David de Gea has warned Real Madrid to remove Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho from their transfer plans because “we won’t let him leave”.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players returning from the World Cup will be given a week off before rejoining his squad, confirming an injury setback for Luis Diaz.

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Gareth Southgate “let England down” with his “reactive, unproactive” substitutions in the World Cup quarter-final against France.

England had an extra body aboard their flight home from the World Cup with “Dave”, the stray cat, adopted by defensive duo Kyle Walker and John Stones.


A World Cup security worker in Qatar is in intensive care after falling from “a considerable height” after the quarter-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands.


Rangers flop Carlos Pena is on the verge of retiring from professional football after being sacked after just five appearances at his newest club in Honduras – CD Vida.

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