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Sporting Lisbon is preparing for a player exodus as coach Ruben Amorim leaves Liverpool.

Ruben Amorim (Sporting CP head coach)

Manchester City is already drawing up a succession plan for Pep Guardiola. City Group will look close to home for his replacement and will consider Michel Sánchez from Girona.

Liverpool star Cody Gakpo has been accused of being a negligent, absentee landlord by residents living in a series of properties owned by the Dutch ace.

Barcelona boss Xavi is the latest name to be linked with a move to Ajax this summer as the Dutch giants prepare for a dramatic overhaul.

Xavi will leave his role as Barcelona head coach at the end of the season

Amanda Staveley has confirmed she will remain director of Newcastle United to allay fears she has resigned.

Manchester City will face competition from title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal as they increase their interest in £50m-rated Wolves defender Rayan Ait-Nouri.

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Brentford’s Yoane Wissa was left fuming at full-time in Brentford’s 5-1 win over Luton Town in the Premier League after being substituted while scoring a hat-trick

Yoane Wissa was left frustrated with Thomas Frank after the Brentford boss denied him the chance to convert his brace into a hat-trick against Luton Town.

Erik ten Hag finds himself at the center of a power struggle at former club Ajax as he waits to hear whether Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is willing to give him the confidence he wants by signing him a new contract to be offered.

Erik ten Hag

Newcastle are preparing a £25m move for 19-year-old Juventus centre-back Dean Huijsen, who is currently on loan at Roma.


Newcastle will begin the interview process for their next sporting director next week, with Premier League experience preferred.

Chris Wilder, the new head coach of Sheffield United, ahead of the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Wednesday, December 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Chris Wilder accused his Sheffield United players of giving up after Burnley turned the battle for the Premier League’s bottom two into a Bramall Lane stroll.


Despite only signing for Liverpool last summer, Ryan Gravenberch has been linked with Turkish club Galatasaray.

Liverpool's Ryan Gravenberch and Everton's James Garner (right) battle for the ball

Bayern Munich are nearing the appointment of a new manager, director Max Eberl has revealed. Speculation about Zinedine Zidane as number 1 choice is increasing.

Luis Enrique believes he has been constantly ‘attacked’ and ‘maligned’ by the press throughout his managerial career, but has dismissed its relevance to him.

Emma Hayes called on Chelsea to do everything they can to sell out Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

Emma Hayes

Bayern Munich have reignited interest in Frenkie de Jong and ‘inquired’ about the possibility of signing the Barcelona midfielder, according to reports.


Middlesex are exploring the possibility of leaving Lord’s and establishing their main home on a newly developed site in North West London.


According to reports, Arsenal are leading the race for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez.

Jack Grealish could reportedly lead an exodus from Manchester City this summer.

Jack Grealish was forced off with an injury in the first half of Man City's FA Cup win over Luton

Manchester United owner Avram Glazer has met with former club chief Ed Woodward.

West Ham almost signed Cole Palmer in a sensational coup, but Chelsea snatched him away at the last minute.


Stuart Armstrong is on crutches and will miss the rest of the season, dealing another potential blow to Steve Clarke’s plans for the summer.

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