All the top stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s press…
Fashion designer Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara among other brands, has emerged as another contender for Manchester United – the 86-year-old is one of the 20 richest people in the world.
Chelsea have reportedly made contact with Porto midfielder Diogo Costa, who is also wanted by Manchester United.
Manchester United’s sale price could be lower than some analysts have predicted because of the cost any buyer would have to refurbish the crumbling Old Trafford.
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Iran’s World Cup players are being watched by “secret agents” according to a prominent human rights activist.
QPR do not expect to be able to keep hold of manager Mick Beale, who has already turned down Wolves but looks unlikely to resist the temptation to join Rangers.
RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer has said he will face Chelsea and Liverpool in the most difficult of terms in agreeing to stay in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
Gareth Bale appears to have stopped playing golf at a Welsh hotel in Qatar in a bid to avoid any further damage to his back.
Hakim Ziyech says it is “difficult to say” whether he would still be a Chelsea player at the end of January amid interest from several Serie A clubs.
Tyson Fury had to rest from his training camp before his fight with Derek Chisora after his mother Amber was hospitalized due to illness.
Football fans at the Qatar World Cup are being told to remove their Arabic robes and headscarves when entering pubs after locals complained that it was an insult to Islam.
Bournemouth are set to confirm retention boss Gary O’Neil as their new manager.
Morocco face an injury crisis in their second World Cup match against Belgium on Sunday with star player Achraf Hakimi struggling with a thigh injury.
Frederic Vasseur refused to take Mattia Binotto to Ferrari, although the team has already lost the feeling that they are ready to leave him.
UEFA is due to be informed when an independent review of the match-fixing in May’s Champions League final will be published – it was due at the end of November.
Glenn McGrath fears for the future of one-day international cricket after being frustrated by the number of empty seats at the MCG when Australia faced England.
England full-back Jack Willis, who was left without a club when the Wasps took over, will play for French club Toulouse for the rest of the season.
CF Montreal president Gabriel Gervais insists he is not in Qatar to negotiate a transfer between Celtic and defender Alistair Johnston.
Dundee United owner Mark Ogren is looking for the club to climb to the top of the Scottish Premiership and has committed to investing in the team after recording financial figures.