February 3, 2023

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Arsenal have become favorites to sign Portuguese striker Joao Felix, 23 Atletico Madrid in January, forward Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Aston Villa. (Marca – in Spanish)external link

There is a “good chance” Arsenal Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk could sign in January for less than £86 million Shaktar Donetsk previously sought for the 21-year-old. (Athletic)external link

Liverpool have an agreement in principle Benfica to capture 21-year-old Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (La Capital – in Spanish)external link

Fernandez is an alternative to RealMadrid if they cannot sign their main target, 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund for next season. (Sports – in Spanish)external link

The Football Association wants Gareth Southgate to continue as England manager, despite measuring former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel’s interest in the World Cup job. (Bild – in German)external link

The FA will consider foreign candidates if Southgate steps down England manager. (Telegraaf – subscription required)external link

The FA see from Leicester City Northern Ireland boss Brendan Rodgers as the leading candidate, but not Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard. (Star)external link

Brazil want Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Tite as coach after their exit from the World Cup, and informally approached the RealMadrid boss in October. (UOL Esporte – in Portuguese)external link

Leicester city are tense Arsenal to make one last attempt to sign Youri Tielemans next month before the Belgian midfielder, 25, becomes a free agent in the summer. (Mirror)external link

Chelsea have opened talks to transfer German striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, for free Borussia Dortmund in July. (Nicolo Schira)external link

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing French winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, from Barcelona. (El Nacional – in Catalan)external link

AC Milan are talking to Chelsea and Manchester United are targeting Rafael Leao over a contract extension and are “calm” about whether the Portuguese striker, 23, will sign a new deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via goal)external link

Manchester United will activate contract options for former Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, England left-back Luke Shaw, 27, and Brazilian midfielder Fred, 29, as well as England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23. (Manchester evening news)external link

Leeds United planning a move for January PSV Eindhoven Germany left back Philipp Max, 29. (Football Insider)external link

Wilfried Zaha, 30, looks likely to leave Crystal Palace on a free transfer when the Ivory Coast striker’s contract expires next summer. (Fabrizio Romano, via CaughtOffside)external link

Seville wants Isco to leave in January, just five months after the signing of the former Spanish midfielder, 30, from RealMadrid. (Marca – in Spanish)external link

Bayern Munich sign a deal to transfer Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25, for free RB Leipzig next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)external link

Tottenham Hotspur are ready for fresh talks with manager Antonio Conte this week over a new long-term contract for the Italian. (Athletic)external link

Earlier Barcelona and Roma boss Luis Enrique wants to return to a club job after leaving his role as Spain coach. (Sports – in Spanish)external link

Ex-Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has told friends he is excited about the Chelsea job, if it became available. (Football insider)external link

Amazon is the latest company associated with buying Manchester United – but the Glazer’s asking price of around £7bn is considered unrealistic by industry experts. (Mail)external link

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How to follow the FIFA World Cup on the BBC

The World Cup in Qatar is approaching its climax – and BBC Sport has you covered with all the match and TV information.

You can follow live text commentary from each match on the BBC Sport website, plus reports, news and analysis throughout the tournament.

There is coverage of all matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC soundsimmediately World Cup Daily Podcast.

Tuesday Dec 13

Semi-final: Argentina v Croatia (19:00 GMT) – ITV

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