Wigan owner Dave Whelan faces a new FA race investigation after making remarks about Jewish and Chinese people last night. The 77-year-old claimed newly appointed manager Malky Mackay’s texts referring to ‘Chinks’ and Jews pursuing money were merely indicative of general opinion in this country.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is avoiding the USA because he wants to avoid FBI questioning over allegations of World Cup bid corruption, according to a high-ranking football insider.
On-loan Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao faces a further two weeks out through injury.
Liverpool are compiling a report on the fitness issues that plague crocked striker Daniel Sturridge after it emerged the 25-year-old has injured his left thigh nine times.
Sheffield United have told convicted rapist Ched Evans he is no longer welcome at the club after initially allowing the 25-year-old forward to train with the club.
Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud who has been sidelined for three months with a leg injury is set to make his comeback against Manchester United on Saturday.
FIFA ethics chiefs have effectively passed the World Cup bid corruption allegations to another Zurich official.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates has been charged by the FA with misconduct for allegedly implying bias by referees.
Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons is waiting for the club to open new contract negotiations – with Bundesliga side Schalke interested in the 19-year-old.
QPR are interested in signing 30-year-old Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez who was released by Catania in the summer.
Tottenham have made an enquiry to HNK Rijeka for 23-year-old Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric who is valued at £10m.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has expressed no regrets over selling Danny Welbeck to Arsenal in the summer, revealing the England striker would not have been a regular at Old Trafford.
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has told his sister and mother to “stop doing juju (witchcraft)” and to leave him alone after a Ghana radio station reported allegations his mother was selling cheap junk to make ends meet.
Hull defender Michael Dawson has urged the Tottenham board to stick with under-fire manager Mauricio Pochettino – the man who axed him after a decade at White Hart Lane.
Out-of-favour Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is in demand – AC Milan have joined Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Besiktas and Arsenal in the hunt to sign the £7m-rated stopper in January.
Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez has been warned not to overdo his rehabilitation from a cruciate knee injury but is on course to make his comeback in December.
Swansea manager Garry Monk has ruled out recalling Spain striker Michu from a season-long loan at Napoli.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has defended his reasons for sending Jonas Gutierrez on loan to Norwich shortly after the winger was diagnosed with testicular cancer as a “footballing decision”.
A Manchester United mix-up on Twitter suggested defender Daley Blind would face a six-month recovery from injury – van Gaal later confirmed the 24-year-old will not be out of action for six months.
Arsenal want Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola to replace Arsene Wenger – if the club’s slump continues.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will miss two crucial games for his club against Arsenal and Chelsea in January through African Nations Cup commitments – which could tempt City boss Manuel Pellegrini to extend Frank Lampard’s loan from New York City which expires in January.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce thinks a Premier League break in Jnaury would reduce the number of injuries.
One of Wigan’s shirt sponsors have severed ties with the club following Malky Mackay’s appointment as manager.
Manchester United are lining up an £18m bid for 27-year-old Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen.
Jose Mourinho has granted his team a mid-season break with John Terry and Didier Drogba enjoying up to eight days off before a busy fixture schedule with eight games in 24 days.
Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to forget the hype over his England feats and rediscover his scoring touch for club.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has accused the FA of turning players into robots who lack passion after the club was fined £20,000 for failing to control its players during the draw with Everton two weeks ago.