Headlines and transfer rumors from Thursday newspapers …
THE TELEGRAPH OF THE DAY
Chelsea are confident they can hang on to Olivier Giroud in January and continue to show the forward that he will play enough to keep his place in the France squad for next summer’s European Championships.
The Exeter Champions Cup defense is at risk following the cancellation of their match against Toulouse, scheduled for Sunday, after a number of Exeter players and staff tested positive for Covid-19.
The Professional Footballers Association is asking players throughout the game whether teams should stop kicking a knee before kick-off.
The Rugby Football Union is under increasing pressure to release its most recent head injury data following concussion neglect allegations that rocked the sport.
Manchester City look likely to sell prodigious talent Jayden Braaf just a year after the youngster has committed his long-term future for the club.
Liverpool are reportedly ready to start talks with Virgil van Dijk on a new five-year contract in the new year.
Barnsley midfielder Herbie Kane has admitted he regrets joining Liverpool at 15, saying his time at Anfield “was not the best”.
Yannick Bolasie of Everton should be offered an escape from his misery of Everton by Middlesbrough.
Chelsea are expected to give Marc Guehi the chance to become the last academy player to make the first team.
A grandfather whose van was destroyed by Jack Grealish is still waiting for him to make contact and apologize.
Sam Allardyce will receive a £ 1.5million bonus to keep West Brom in the Premier League.
Charly Musonda is set to end his 15-month hell at Chelsea after recovering from a serious knee injury.
Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Mino Raiola as they seek to re-sign Paul Pogba.
Massimiliano Allegri recently admitted he wanted to manage in the Premier League, as pressure grew on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
Liverpool have identified Renato Sanches as a potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has admitted that Lionel Messi could win more if he opted for a Camp Nou exit this summer.
Sheffield Wednesday’s woes escalate after it emerged their players were furious that they had not been paid in full.
Sam Allardyce signed a deal that includes a break-up clause if West Brom is relegated and a seven-figure bonus if he manages to keep them in the top flight.
Stewart Robertson, Rangers chief executive, has warned that Scottish football is doomed to ‘mediocrity’ unless clubs become more vocal in their demands for change.
The competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the pricing of replica Ranger football kits sold by JD Sports and other retailers.
Bob Marley was a Celtic FC fan who kept videos of their Old Firm games and would regale his children with stories about the club, his son has revealed.
The Scottish Government have been warned that they have only a week left to save the Championship from a cash flow crunch which could see clubs fall to the wall for Christmas.