All the top stories and transfer rumours from Monday’s newspapers…


Lionel Messi warms up prior to kick off
Inter Miami are close to agreeing a deal with PSG forward Lionel Messi

Gareth Southgate is set to ring the changes for England’s final Group B clash with Wales on Tuesday.

Three people were injured at a World Cup viewing party in Melbourne’s Federation Square when fans let off flares in the wake of Australia’s win over Tunisia.


PSV star Cody Gakpo is ‘holding out’ for a move to Manchester United.

Cody Gakpo celebrates with team-mate Daley Blind
PSV star Cody Gakpo is ‘holding out’ for a move to Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a January loan move for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic.

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Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo responds to rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League but says he is focused on the World Cup

Leeds are ready to reward their teenage Spanish striker Mateo Joseph with a pay rise and a longer deal.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly rejected an offer to buy Liverpool as he hopes to make an offer for Manchester United instead.

Juventus' Moise Kean, left, celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Hellas Verona and Juventus at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Paola Garbuio/LaPresse via AP)
Newcastle want to sign Moise Kean

Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing former Premier League flop Moise Kean, who joined Juventus from Everton on a two-year loan deal last summer.

Tottenham are showing “concrete interest” in Club Brugge and Denmark winger Andreas Skov Olsen, according to reports.

Newcastle will rival Barcelona in January as they look to sign highly-rated Brazilian teenager Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama.


Harry Kane is set to tell Gareth Southgate he wants to play against Wales as he hunts down England’s all-time goalscoring record.

Brazil’s World Cup fitness woes have continued with a sickness bug hitting the Selecao squad ahead of their match with Switzerland on Monday.

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk celebrates after scoring vs Celtic
Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk looks set to join Arsenal for £40m

Mykhaylo Mudryk, who has been dubbed the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’ after bursting onto the scene at Shakhtar Donetsk, looks set to join Arsenal, with a deal in place for around £40m.

Chelsea are looking for a permanent deal if USA forward Christian Pulisic is to leave Stamford Bridge in January, with the winger also seemingly unwilling to accept a temporary move.

Christian Pulisic rues a missed chance against England
Christian Pulisic rues a missed chance against England

Kevin De Bruyne faced heavy levels of criticism in the Belgian press after his side’s humbling 2-0 defeat by Morocco amid claims he is at the centre of friction within the squad.

Football fans in China have been shown a censored feed of World Cup matches which avoids showing large groups of maskless people as protests rage in the country over harsh measures against Covid-19.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed he visited a psychologist after Argentina’s shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia in Qatar.

Boxing great Canelo Alvarez has sensationally threatened global football icon Lionel Messi for apparently disrespecting the Mexico flag, telling him he “should pray to God that I don’t find him”.


Inter Miami are close to agreeing a deal with Lionel Messi, with the US club confident the Argentina superstar will sign after the World Cup in Qatar.

Granit Xhaka has already told his Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Jesus that he intends to “smash him” when Switzerland play Brazil in their Group G match on Monday.

Gabriel Jesus in action for Arsenal
Gabriel Jesus in action for Arsenal

Eddie Jones will face a series of potentially uncomfortable meetings with his own coaching team and executives over the next two weeks after public concern from the RFU over England’s disappointing Autumn Test results.

The Turkish Second Division match on Sunday between Izmir city rivals Altay and Goztepe had to be abandoned after fans were injured by fireworks in the stands and then Altay goalkeeper Ozan Evrim Ozenc suffered serious head injuries after being hit with a corner flag being wielded by a supporter.


Harry Kane does not want to be rested for England’s final World Cup Group B game against Wales on Tuesday with the striker bidding to break Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record in Qatar.

Harry Kane does not want to be rested for England’s final World Cup Group B game against Wales on Tuesday

John Terry and Wayne Bridge, the former Chelsea and England team-mates who were at the centre of one of English football’s biggest scandals, have been reunited in awkward circumstances: they are staying at the same Qatari World Cup hotel.


Alistair Johnston will be a Celtic player after the World Cup as new reports claim the final hurdle has been cleared with Montreal.


Josh Doig is at the centre of a huge transfer battle in Italy with Serie A leaders Napoli fighting it out with Lazio and Bologna to sign the Scotland U21s captain in January.