All the top stories and gossip from Friday’s newspapers…
Liverpool and Chelsea are set to fight for Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after his price tag was revealed.
Chelsea supremo Todd Boehly has been identified as a potential buyer for NFL team Washington Commanders.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could finally return to the Premier League with Manchester United thanks to his improved form and contract status – as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Gerard Pique’s decision to retire will reportedly save Barcelona £46m and comes after the defender fell out with manager Xavi over his lack of playing time, as well as the player’s contract being leaked.
Barcelona right-back Hector Bellerin has called on the club to take heart from Arsenal’s patience with Mikel Arteta in their journey with Xavi.
Erling Haaland has been warned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic not to let Pep Guardiola’s “attitude” ruin his Manchester City career.
Jorginho is not interested in joining Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season and wants to sign a contract extension at Chelsea.
Wales have sent medical staff to Los Angeles and Nice to ensure Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are fit for the World Cup.
West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Brentford are keeping tabs on Lyon winger Tete – who is on loan at Shakhtar Donetsk – ahead of a potential move in January.
Ben Chilwell has been ruled out of the World Cup and will miss most of the season amid suspicions of a torn hamstring.
Heung-Min Son suffered a quadruple eye socket fracture, with surgery to save his World Cup appearance on Friday.
Barcelona and Netherlands striker Memphis Depay has taken to social media to strongly deny reports that he is deliberately delaying his return from injury in order to prioritize his fitness for the World Cup.
Mikel Arteta wants to add to his Arsenal squad in January and the winger is believed to be the club’s first priority, with Orlando City’s Facundo Torres and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk two potential targets.
Leicester are still hoping to persuade Youri Tielemans to sign a new contract and end the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Tottenham’s transfer chiefs have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi in January.
Manchester United have given new hope that a deal can be done for Joao Felix as soon as January, with Atletico Madrid set to sell their under-performing player.
Manchester City and Liverpool could be offered the chance to sign Wolves striker Matheus Nunes for a cut-price fee following his slow start to the season.
A group of 40 England fans are being paid by Qatar to the World Cup, with instructions to deliver positive messages about the experience, sing certain songs when requested and report important social media messages. .
Ange Postecoglou is not afraid of losing top stars as he says a sale could help keep Celtic growing and improving in the Champions League.