All the top stories and transfer rumors from Friday’s papers…
Manchester City are reportedly ready to increase their bid for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardioli to £110m.
Everton are keen on a move for Villarreal and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia after he impressed at the World Cup in Qatar.
Bruno Fernandes has paid tribute to outgoing Portugal manager Fernando Santos after the veteran boss was sacked this week.
Paulo Fonseca has emerged as a possible candidate to be Portugal’s next boss.
Chelsea prospect Cesare Casadei is one of the Blues youngsters who could be on loan in the January transfer window.
Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Chelsea in the race for Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, according to reports.
Arsene Wenger has been “brainwashed” into making “stupid statements” since joining Fifa, according to Norway manager Stale Solbakken.
Lionel Messi in the World Cup final is a great moment for football, and Argentina will play for him, says Pablo Zabaleta.
Dele Alli’s time in Turkey shows no signs of improving as he performs “below expectations” at Besiktas.
Cody Gakpo remains Manchester United’s main target in January if they can agree a fee, but PSV want a club-record fee of more than £40m.
Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing Sofyan Amrabat’s future.
Leicester, Wolves and West Ham are interested in Azzedine Ounah after turning his attention to Morocco.
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will referee the 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina on Sunday afternoon.
Sevilla have reportedly slapped a £26m price tag on goalkeeper Yassine Bounou following his heroics in the semi-finals at the World Cup in Morocco.
Real Madrid are reportedly not stopping Karim Benzema from flying to Qatar to feature for France at the 2022 World Cup finals, although they could still call him up.
Antonio Conte would “think ten times” before making a decision on whether to return to Juventus as manager of the Serie A club.
Manchester City duo Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have joined training, a sight that will strike fear into their Premier League rivals.
Dave the cat is said to be in a tug-of-war between a number of England stars as they bid to bring the stray home after he became the mascot of the Three Lions in Qatar.
Jesse Lingard has admitted he feels “misunderstood at times” and insists he “loves training and football” despite accusations he is distracted by off-field interests.
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