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  • Manchester United are reportedly at the front of the queue for Kalidou Koulibaly - but they face competition from four Premier League rivals.
  • Chris Wilder has warned his Sheffield United players to stop dreaming about big-money moves and focus on the Blades.
  • Barcelona and Manchester United both took a long look at Gabriel Martinelli but snubbed the Brazilian youngster before his Arsenal transfer move.
  • Manchester United's Andreas Pereira saw a hypnotherapist as sleep problems threatened to wreck his season.
  • Winston Reid's proposed move to MLS side Nashville SC is off.


  • Chelsea have reportedly entered the race to snare Manchester United target Lautaro Martinez away from Inter Milan and are willing to offer them a player-plus-cash deal
  • Frustrated Barcelona could take a £60m hit on £145m "miss" Philippe Coutinho and accept with their "eyes closed" a bid of around £68m to £77m.
  • Arsenal have joined the race to sign Brentford star Said Benrahma, but face competition from Newcastle and Leicester.
  • David Moyes admits Declan Rice would surely leave if West Ham go down as he targets four wins.
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga could be handed an immediate Chelsea reprieve after Willy Caballero's Leicester blundershow.
  • Goal-shy Crystal Palace face losing Alexander Sorloth for just £5m.
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  • Marcus Rashford is being courted by Roc Nation, the American entertainment agency founded by rapper Jay-Z.
  • Neymar remains streets ahead of Kylian Mbappe in the race to be Ligue 1's richest asset, with Paris Saint-Germain boasting a clean sweep of the top 11 highest-paid players in France.
  • Manchester United are set to miss out on Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as the Argentine prefers a Barcelona switch.
  • Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to leave Anfield as a free agent in the summer as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham monitor his situation.
  • Barcelona's interest in re-signing Adama Traore has intensified out of fear that Real Madrid could snap him up from under their noses.
  • Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has told confidants that he is not interested in returning to his parent club unless he is recognised as the club's No 1 goalkeeper.
  • Chelsea are close to agreeing new deals with two of their top prospects, 18-year-old midfielder Tino Amjorin and 17-year-old defender Ian Maatsen.


  • Roy Hodgson denies there is a rift at Crystal Palace over the club's disappointing January transfer window.
  • Southampton expect to agree a new contract with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl before the end of the season, having been rewarded for their faith in the Austrian since the 9-0 defeat to Leicester City in late October.


  • Premier League clubs have told referee chiefs to fix the farce of "armpit offsides" under VAR - and want to give attackers 10cm leeway in marginal decisions.
  • Liverpool and their sporting director Michael Edwards will escape action from the FA over the alleged hacking of Manchester City's scouting system despite the two clubs agreeing a £1m settlement.
  • Roy Hodgson expects to agree a new contract that will extend his stay as the Crystal Palace manager.


  • Sheffield United could miss out on a deal to sign Dean Henderson as Manchester United have slapped a hefty price tag on the goalkeeper.
  • Krzysztof Piatek's wife has denied reports claiming she did not want her husband to join Manchester United or Tottenham in the January transfer window.


  • Chelsea reportedly want to sign 13 players in the summer transfer window, after failing to make any signings in January. Manager Frank Lampard could have as much as £150m to spend in his first full summer as Blues boss.
  • Tottenham are monitoring Liverpool academy graduate Rafa Camacho with the attacker open to returning to England. Camacho left Liverpool for Sporting Lisbon in the summer in search of regular first-team football.


  • Celtic have announced a huge £24.4m profit with the sale of Kieran Tierney boosting financial results.

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