Arsenal are trying to bring a swift conclusion to contract extension talks with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Both will be offered pay rises and the club are confident Ozil will sign but there is not so much optimism over Sanchez.
Burnley are interested in signing former West Brom forward Stephane Sessegnon. The Benin international is a free agent following his release from the Hawthorns at the end of last season and the Clarets are working on a deal to take the 32-year-old until the end of the current campaign.
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will not try to wind-up ‘world-class’ Chelsea striker Diego Costa during Friday night’s clash.
Southampton manager Claude Puel has traded tips with England rugby head coach Eddie Jones in an attempt to kick his team’s poor start to the season.
Sunderland are plotting a new bid for Norwich’s Steven Naismith. Black Cats boss David Moyes was close to sealing a deal for the Scotland international before the summer window closed and is ready to move again in January.
Arsene Wenger believes he has learned to control Alexis Sanchez’s moods and will get more out of the Arsenal star this season.
AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca has explained why he turned down what he concedes was a “very good” offer to join West Ham this summer, saying his reservations included concern his family may encounter problems in England without an EU passport.
Dimitri Payet has hit back at Watford skipper Troy Deeney over his ‘rabona’ party piece – and insisted: “I would do it again.”
Teddy Sheringham could make a shock return to management with A-League side Newcastle Jets.
Arsene Wenger persuaded David Ospina to stay at Arsenal by promising him he would play in the Champions League and Starsport understands Gunners No 1 Petr Cech has accepted the arrangement, as he appreciates the ability of the Colombian international and gets on very well with him.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed how the German giants managed to beat Manchester United to the signing of highly rated Portuguese star Renato Sanches.
New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin could cut England’s four Champions League spots to three.
Jose Mourinho will block any move Chelsea make to land Manchester United outcast Matteo Darmian, according to reports.
Manchester United and Everton both want to sign 18-year-old Juventus midfielder Grigoris Kastanos, who will cost around £17m.
Arsenal are keeping their struggling trio of English players – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere – waiting over contract negotiations but fresh talks are being scheduled with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
FIFA has cleared the way for Great Britain to field Olympic football teams at the Tokyo 2020 games, but Northern Ireland and Wales are refusing to drop their opposition.
Tony Pulis could be offered a way out of West Bromwich Albion with Queens Park Rangers monitoring his position as the Premier League club’s head coach.
The England U21 side are at the centre of potential security concerns, after Aktobe, a city which remains on a state of high terror alert and was at the centre of attacks three months ago, was chosen to stage their European Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan next month.