All the big stories and transfer rumors from the national Friday newspapers …
Barcelona are hoping to sign Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte next summer, having completed the transfer of fellow Spain international Ferran Torres from the Premier League champions earlier this week.
Mafia bosses are targeting top UEFA referees with cybercrime attacks in an attempt to rig football matches.
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona in January as Xavi looks to beef up his attack.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be reprimanded by the Football Association for questioning the impartiality of referee Mike Dean following the draw against Brighton, but he has escaped formal investigation.
Italy have joined with France in making vaccination compulsory for anyone wishing to play outdoor team sports, meaning Premier League players will need to be stung to move to Serie A in January.
Juventus have rejected a Barcelona swap deal involving Memphis Depay as head coach Xavi targets Spaniard Alvaro Morata.
Quadruple Formula One world champion Alain Prost has spoken out against the idea of the sport’s inverted grid format, arguing that Lewis Hamilton’s exploits last season should not be taken for granted in the long run.
Kyle Walker has recovered from an illness and is expected to return to the Manchester City squad for Saturday’s game against Arsenal.
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England winger Anthony Watson is to leave besieged Bath at the end of the season when his contract expires, although he has yet to sign up for another club.
The WBC has confirmed the stock market split for Tyson Fury’s heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte with the Gypsy King set for a massive 80% share.
Lyon are considering getting rid of Xherdan Shaqiri, who is reportedly making £ 3.5million a year at the Ligue 1 club, just six months to sign the Swiss winger from Liverpool this summer.
Hearts is confident that Craig Gordon will be one of the first out-of-contract players at the club to agree to new terms.
Rangers could let defenseman Jack Simpson go on loan in January, with a number of Championship clubs potentially interested.