Highlights and transfer rumors from Friday's newspapers…
THE TELEGRAPH OF THE DAY
Arsenal are preparing a move for Ajax teenager Jorrel Hato as the club look to strengthen Mikel Arteta's defense in the long term.
Steven Gerrard is under pressure to improve his results at Al Ettifaq after slipping in the Saudi Pro League during a two-month winless run.
Borussia Dortmund are determined to finalize Jadon Sancho's loan deal this week and get him back into their squad before the Bundesliga returns from the winter break.
Mary Earps is set to stay at Manchester United beyond the end of her current contract, despite interest from French giants Paris St-Germain, but she is reportedly still undecided about her future.
Steve Borthwick has confirmed his interest in choosing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso for England ahead of Wales, revealing he contacted the Cardiff-born Exeter Chiefs wing after the player's sparkling start to the season 21 years old.
England manager Gareth Southgate is set to part ways with his long-time agent Terry Byrne, who faces financial problems after a London property deal fell through.
The draw for the 2024 T20 World Cup will include a second group stage in which the top teams already know their starting positions.
Sanjay Patel, the architect of the Hundred, is set to join the Yorkshire board if Colin Graves' takeover of the club goes through in the coming days.
The new Nike 'super shoe' that was worn to break the marathon world record sold out within minutes of going on sale, sparking online bidding of almost £600 for a pair.
Brentford have set a £100million price tag for the sale of Ivan Toney in January, as Chelsea consider making sales in order to challenge Arsenal for his signature.
Peterborough United are expecting £10million from Crystal Palace for 20-year-old defender Ronnie Edwards.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford have issued a rallying cry to Manchester United's management and staff, urging them all to work together to restore the club to its former glories.
A number of Premier League teams have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino.
Newcastle have held talks with Jobe Bellingham's family with a view to signing the teenager ahead of his move to Sunderland in June.
Leon Bailey is ready to begin contract talks at Aston Villa thanks to his sparkling recent form for Unai Emery's title challengers.
Liverpool have rejected a request from Rangers for left-back Owen Beck.
Wolves have made former record signing Jonny Otto available for a reduced price of £2.5m.
Brentford are yet to offer Ivan Toney a new contract, despite only having 18 months left on his contract.
Aleksander Ceferin's plan to remain UEFA president until 2031 by extending term limits could have implications for FA president Debbie Hewitt, who was widely expected to join the body's executive committee European leader next year.
Bayern Munich have reignited their interest in Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.
Conor Gallagher is ready to stand his ground and fight for his future at Chelsea despite the club's willingness to listen to offers for the midfielder this month.
MetLife Stadium officials plan to remove 1,740 seats to widen the field for World Cup matches in hopes of hosting the 2026 final, but will maintain a narrower surface for this year's Copa América.
Birmingham City are close to completing a deal to appoint Tony Mowbray as Wayne Rooney's successor.
The Premier League will be called before MPs this month to explain the delay in agreeing a financial settlement with the EFL.
Teenage darts sensation Luke Littler was last night at the center of a major bidding war for the rights to a big-screen blockbuster about his short life.
Littler could be on course to become darts' first £40million player despite losing in the world final.
Manchester United are looking to take advantage of the January market to strengthen at full-back, with the club sending a scout to closely observe Girona's Miguel Gutierrez on several occasions in recent weeks.
Twenty candidates are reportedly in the running to become Birmingham's new manager following the sacking of Wayne Rooney.
Wolves have little intention of letting Pedro Neto join Arsenal this month.
Arsenal are now expected to recall winger Marquinhos from his loan spell at Nantes.
Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva is being offered a return to former club Fluminense this summer.
Jose Mourinho has dismissed reports he held talks with Brazil after turning down a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia.
Girona co-owner Pere Guardiola has denied speculation his side will cash in on Chelsea target Artem Dovbyk this month.
Chelsea's partner club Strasbourg are locked in a battle with Eintracht Frankfurt for £4million-rated 18-year-old Serbian striker Milos Lukovic.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has told Manchester United staff that he is not concerned about making money from his investment and instead wants to enable the club to win the biggest trophies.
Paris Saint-Germain wants to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has increased the prize money offered to winners of the African Cup of Nations to $7 million (£5.5 million).
Ange Postecoglou says he would never refuse to sign a player for fear of losing him in a mid-season international tournament.
Marco Silva has been accused of inappropriate conduct by the FA over his comments about referee Sam Barrott following Fulham's defeat to Newcastle United.
Liverpool are not in “concrete” discussions to sign Goncalo Inacio from Sporting despite claims to the contrary.
Liverpool could recall Calvin Ramsay from Preston North End this month, with his Championship loan spell having been desperately disappointing for the player so far.
Furious SFA top brass have accused Rangers of endangering Willie Collum's safety by leaking details of a private confrontation at Hampden on a fan-run social media account. It is also understood that Collum has confirmed he will return to the field on Friday evening to take charge of Queen's Park's Championship clash with Dunfermline, despite tensions escalating.
Paul Bernardo's contract with Benfica includes a £6million release clause, according to a report.
Aberdeen could fight to keep striker Luis 'Duk' Lopes this winter after reportedly rejecting an opening transfer offer from BSC Young Boys.
Celtic are said to be in pole position to loan Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna in the January window.
Hibs head coach Nick Montgomery admits he is confident Will Fish will be at Easter Road for the whole season.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
Celtic have granted Buckie Thistle's request for 5,000 tickets for their dream Scottish Cup fourth round match at Parkhead on January 21.