REAL MADRID are reportedly confident of landing BOTH Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

The Spanish giants look set to swoop for the PSG star on a free transfer at the end of the season, while they are also confident of grabbing Haaland due to a 'special relationship' with Dortmund.

Chelsea are looking for left-back replacements for Ben Chilwell and have Lucas Digne near the top of their shopping list, it's been reported.

Meanwhile, Barcelona secured the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City.

The Nou Camp club are looking at a range of full backs with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta among the names on Xavi's wishlist.

And Newcastle are interested in a January swoop for big names Lucas Digne and Samuel Umtiti.

When does the January transfer window open and close?

The transfer window opens on January 1 and closes on the 31st at 11pm.

Clubs will be able to sign and sell players during that time, with the Premier League's winter break due to take place while the final week of the window is going on.

Get all the latest transfer news, gossip and updates here…


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  • Justin Lawrence

    Sterling says stay off social media

    Raheem Sterling has revealed the advice he would have given his teenage self during a radio interview with England boss Gareth Southgate.

    And the forward opened up on the racist abuse aimed at England players at Euro 2020 in the honest conversation.

    As guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Sterling sat down to talk with Three Lions boss Southgate.

    Asked by his manager what advice he would have said to himself when he was 19, the 27-year-old said: "Come off social media, don't read anything about yourself."

    Life has peaked

    John Terry and his wife Toni splashed out nearly £150,000 to rent a stunning chalet in the Swiss Alps.

    The former Blues ace whisked his family away for a luxury winter break and shared snaps on social media.

    Catered chalets on Les Petit Crans – Crans Montana resort sleep up to 16 guests.

    Peak season runs from December 18 to January 3.

    And they can be hired for exclusive stays in that period for £146,000-per-week.

    In one shot, Terry and Toni took a selfie on the balcony with a glass of wine and the snowy peaks in the background.

    Another saw the couple posing under an illuminated 'LOVE' sign.

    Maddison message puts Salah off

    James Maddison was caught whispering in Mo Salah's ear before his penalty miss against Leicester.

    Salah himself won the first-half penalty after being tripped in the area by stand-in centre-back Wilfred Ndidi.

    Schmeichel guessed the right way to deny the tame effort, before the Egyptian could only head the rebound onto the crossbar.

    But prior to that Maddison can be seen whispering a message into Salah's ear.

    And the one-cap England international clearly got into his head, as the Liverpool star fired a weak effort on goal.

    • Justin Lawrence

      They toot…they score

      Footy thugs high on cocaine are fuelling a terrifying surge in violence at stadiums, a Sun investigation has found.

      Every ground we swabbed had traces of the class A drug, which sparked the shameful scenes at Wembley in July’s showpiece Euro 2020 final.

      We discovered lines had been racked up on top of loo roll holders at Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, while our reporter was offered “charlie” outside a Brighton match earlier this month.

      At The Etihad — home of Premier League champions Manchester City — empty drug bags and one containing cocaine were found on a cubicle floor.

      Traces of the drug were also found on top of toilets at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium.

    • Justin Lawrence

      Real believe they can sign Mbappe and Haaland

      Real Madrid reportedly reckon they can secure transfers for Kylian Mbappe AND Erling Haaland due to their special relationship with Borussia Dortmund.

      The Spanish giants are the red-hot favourites to land Mbappe on a free from Paris Saint-Germain.

      His contract expires at the end of the season and does not look likely to sign an extension, with his heart set on the Bernabeu.

      But Marca report Real's strong relationship with Dortmund will help them land Haaland too, with LaLiga chief Javier Tebas admitting: "Real Madrid have the capacity to sign Mbappe and Haaland."

      Aki Watzke, the CEO of the German club, is good friends with his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Angel Sanches and president Florentino Perez.

    • Justin Lawrence

      Messi’s wife Antonela shows off new look 

      Messi's wife Antonela Roccuzzo has wowed fans with a brand new blonde hairstyle.

      The usually brunette bombshell has been snapped in an adorable family picture alongside PSG star Messi and their three children, showing off her different coloured locks.

      Messi posted the family shot to Instagram, in which 33-year-old stunner Roccuzzo is sporting a new blonde look.

      But the new hairstyle is nowhere near as bright as the fluorescent outfits on display by the Messi family.

    • Joshua Jones


      The Premier League announced on Tuesday that Everton vs Newcastle will not go ahead on Wednesday.

      Newcastle were already down to the bare bones for Monday night’s match with Manchester United, only to lose Callum Wilson and Alain Saint-Maximin during the game through injury.

      As it stands, with Covid and injuries they can't field a team.

      Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly ‘destined for a Premier League return’ just five months after moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

      The midfielder headed to France on a free transfer in the summer after his Liverpool contract expired.

      Tutto Mercato claim that he is ‘destined’ to come back to England once the transfer window re-opens.

      And relegation strugglers Newcastle want Wijnaldum back at St James’ Park for a second stint, according to L’Equipe.

      Tottenham were able to screen their Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace live on BT Sport at incredibly short notice.

      And that was all down to the forward planning of chairman Daniel Levy.

      Ahead of building Spurs’ stunning new £850million home, it was decided it must be the most technologically-advanced sports arena in the world.

      So matches can be beamed live from the stadium effectively at the flick of the switch, when these games normally need days of planning by TV companies.

    • Jon Boon

      Prem return for Wijnaldum

      Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly ‘destined for a Premier League return’ just five months after moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

      The midfielder headed to France on a free transfer in the summer after his Liverpool contract expired.

      Tutto Mercato claim that he is ‘destined’ to come back to England once the transfer window re-opens.

      And relegation strugglers Newcastle want Wijnaldum back at St James’ Park for a second stint, according to L'Equipe.

    • Jon Boon

      Reds suffer blip

      Liverpool have lost to Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

      Ademola Lookman's second half goal was enough to defeat the Reds, who will rue a missed a penalty from Mo Salah.

      But Leicester were really solid at the back, after shipping six in against Manchester City on Boxing day.

      Huge blow in the title race for the Reds though.

    • Jon Boon

      Leicester 1-0 Liverpool

      The Reds have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Man City at the top/

      Ademola Lookman, a former Everton man, has given Leicester the lead in the 59th minute.

      Liverpool, who have scored in 34 consecutive matches, need to find an equaliser.

    • Jon Boon

      Spurs' ground TV ready

      Tottenham were able to screen their Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace live on BT Sport at incredibly short notice.

      And that was all down to the forward planning of chairman Daniel Levy.

      Ahead of building Spurs’ stunning new £850million home, it was decided it must be the most technologically-advanced sports arena in the world.

      So matches can be beamed live from the stadium effectively at the flick of the switch, when these games normally need days of planning by TV companies.

      This is because all the cables and infrastructure needed were built into the stadium so when Liverpool’s Boxing Day lunchtime match with Leeds was postponed, BT — who were set to show the Anfield clash — were able to effortlessly switch to covering the 3pm game at White Hart Lane without the need to send loads of trucks with cables to North London.

    • Jon Boon

      Breaking: Everton v Newcastle postponed

      Eddie Howe has got his wish.

      The Premier League has announced that Everton vs Newcastle will not go ahead tomorrow.

      Newcastle were already down to the bare bones for last night's match with Manchester United, only to lose Callum Wilson and Alain Saint-Maximin during the game through injury.

    • Jon Boon

      Salah misses pen

      Mo Salah has missed from the penalty spot against Leicester City in tonight's evening game.

      Kasper Schmeichel with the save, before the Liverpool ace heads the rebound against the bar.

      Leicester let off.

      It's still 0-0.

    • Jon Boon

      Mbappe denies Real move

      Kylian Mbappe has quashed reports he's ready to join Real Madrid when the January transfer window opens.

      The France World Cup winner has been continually linked with a move to the LaLiga giants, and with his contract set to expire in the summer could be available for nothing.

      However, Mbappé told CNN: “No, I'm not joining Real Madrid in January. In January it's not happening.

      “I'm in Paris Saint-Germain, I'm really happy and I will 100% finish the season as PSG player. I'll give everything to win with Paris all titles this year”.

    • Jon Boon

      Barkley's Everton return

      Ross Barkley could be on his way back to boyhood club Everton in January.

      That’s if reports of a loan deal for the Chelsea outcast are to be believed.

      The Telegraph suggests Barkley is set for a return to Goodison Park in the shape of a temporary move for the second half of the season.

      The 28-year-old left Merseyside for Stamford Bridge in a £15million deal back in January 2018.

    • Jon Boon

      Conte disappointed after Spurs draw

      Antonio Conte couldn't hide his disappointment as Spurs could only draw against 10-men Southampton.

      James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints the lead, but the hosts had to play with a man less from the 39th minute when Mohammed Salisu committed a professional foul, which led to Harry Kane's equaliser from the spot.

      But despite battering Southampton in the latter stages, Tottenham couldn't find a winner.

      "My demands are high because I am used to being competitive and to win," Conte told Amazon Prime after the game.

      "For me there is a big disappointment when we don't win. We need to work a lot because it won't be easy to fight for something this season."

    • Jon Boon

      Newcastle want game called off

      Decimated Newcastle are waiting on a Premier League decision over whether Thursday's clash at Everton will be postponed. 

      Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser were all added to Toon’s lengthy absentee list after Monday’s draw against Manchester United.

      With a host of other players out with Covid, injury or suspension, the Magpies do not believe they can field the 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper needed to fulfil the fixture.

      Eddie Howe’s side were down to the bare bones before Monday and could only name eight subs – two of whom were goalkeepers.

      Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie, Joe Willock and Karl Darlow were all missing, joining Paul Dummett, Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez on the sidelines. 

    • Jon Boon

      Billy Gilmour's struggles at Norwich

      Norwich fans made their ill feelings known towards Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour and his team-mates as Crystal Palace put them to the sword today.

      The Canaries were soundly beaten 3-0 by the Eagles, with Gilmour disappointing.

      His stats so far make for interesting reading too.

    • Jon Boon

      Kante's setbacks

      N'Golo Kante credits 'a lot of setbacks' and early career struggles for helping him become the player he is today.

      Kante, 30, told Chelsea's website: "To get here, to join Chelsea, to join the French team, was a long journey with a lot of setbacks.

      “From a young age, training centres didn’t accept me, and I failed numerous times at my attempts to join professional teams.

      The French World Cup winner has blossomed into one of the world's best players.

    • Jon Boon

      Digne deal

      Chelsea have reportedly cast their eyes at Lucas Digne as one option to replace the crocked Ben Chilwell.

      The Blues lost their star left-back to a serious knee injury that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season.

      Manager Thomas Tuchel now seems likely to dip into the January transfer market to bring in cover for his remaining option on the left, Marcos Alonso.

      Reports suggest one possible target is Everton defender Digne, who has fallen out of favour at Goodison Park.

      The 28-year-old moved to Merseyside from Barcelona back in August 2018 and quickly became an established regular.

      Newcastle United have also been credited with an interest in the Frenchman.

    • Jon Boon


      Marcelo could hang up his boots at the end of the season when his contract at Real Madrid comes to an end.

      The left-back, 33, is Real's captain but he has found himself surplus to requirements this season.

      In fact, he has played just 140 minutes of football this term and made just one start under Carlo Ancelotti.

      That has sparked talk of the Brazilian leaving the Bernabeu at the end of the season.

      It was rumoured that Marcelo could move to Fluminense in his native Brazil.

      But his loyalty to Real, having joined Los Blancos in 2007, means Marcelo may decide to retire instead, according to Marca.

    • Jon Boon


      Sean Dyche insists he will not be jumping on Jurgen Klopp’s bandwagon – claiming top players have never had it so good.

      Klopp fears that the combination of Covid and festive fixture congestion is a danger to the health and well-being of Prem stars.

      The Liverpool boss also name-checked Burnley twice as he called for an increase from three to five subs – as was the case during the Coronavirus lockdown of last season.

      Anfield skipper Jordan Henderson has said that football powers aren’t serious about caring for players.

      But Clarets manager Dyche bit back declaring: “The thing that I find interesting is that I keep hearing this term player welfare.

      “And I’ve got to be honest, my players here are fantastically looked after.

      “There are lots of demands on the superpowers.

      “But we’ve got strength and conditioning, psychologist support, health and wellbeing, dietitians, a lot of players have home chefs.

      “Players are really well looked after.

      “They’ve got the best medical support. It makes me question this idea of player welfare.

      “The welfare is off the scale for me.”

    • Jon Boon


      Erling Haaland has been backed to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record should he move to England.

      Alan Shearer scored an incredible 260 goals in the top flight during his playing days at Blackburn and Newcastle United.

      But former West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool ace Joe Cole believes that figure will be smashed by Haaland should he switch to the Prem.

      Speaking as part of a promotion for bookmakers Coral, he said: “I think if he comes over, at the age he is at now, he will go and break Shearer's record.

      “If he stays for 10 years, I think he will break all records.”

    • Etienne Fermie

      Chelsea in defensive injury blow

      The Blues have been dealt a massive injury blow with Ben Chilwell set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

      The England international sustained a partial ACL tear after colliding with Adrien Rabiot in the 4-0 Champions League group win over Juventus.

      And the Daily Telegraph's Matt Law has confirmed Chilwell is set to undergo surgery this week.

      Chelsea could look to sign a new left wing-back in January – with Lucas Digne linked.

    • Etienne Fermie

      Arsenal ace 'signing of season'

      Aaron Ramsdale has been picked as the signing of the season by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.

      The 23-year-old's £30million transfer from Sheffield United was branded a 'mess' by fans and ex-pros.

      But speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: "I went for Ramsdale because it was almost the biggest surprise to me.

      "When they brought him in I thought they were bringing him in as back up and because he was an English player for the quota.

      "He hadn’t impressed me in his Premier League time at Sheffield United and Bournemouth.

      “But it’s not just the saves he’s made. He’s a personality, he’s a character.

      "Already, to go into that dressing room – yes, there’s young players in there but it’s still a huge club, going into Arsenal as a young lad, a young goalkeeper.

      "He’s got a presence about him that I didn’t see that he had and he’s had a big impact on the team.”

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