All the top stories and transfer news from Wednesday’s newspapers…
Arsenal will return Mikel Arteta’s Premier League signing and bankroll a January transfer fee of £50m in the January transfer window.
Man City legend Sergio Aguero says Pep Guardiola fired him for being fat.
Kylian Mbappe’s younger brother, Ethan, made his UEFA Youth League debut for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa, aged just 15.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has admitted he is open to choosing Nigeria over England amid his exciting loan move to Reims.
Patrick Vieira believes “the doors are not open” for black executives.
Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz has an “anti-Manchester United” clause in his contract, according to reports.
Tyson Fury is packing one for love. The heavyweight champion, 34, will release his version of the popular Sweet Caroline on November 11.
Joe Cole believes Graham Potter has ‘ticked every box’ since taking over as Chelsea manager in September.
Arsenal have begun talks with technical director Edu over a new long-term contract in an attempt to secure the Brazilian’s future.
Rio Ferdinand believes Jadon Sancho has lost his ‘swagger’ since joining Manchester United for a £73m fee.
Sebastien Haller returned to training with first team Ajax on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from testicular cancer.
Wigan Athletic are again late to their players.
Borussia Dortmund fans hold a banner reading ‘Boycott Qatar 2022’ ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Signal Iunda Park.
Bobby Madley will be back in the Premier League this weekend when Brentford clash with Wolves – four years after he was sacked.
The shirt worn by Sergio Aguero when he scored Manchester City’s winning goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 is up for auction.
Barcelona are eyeing a move for Ajax star Edson Alvarez next summer, after seeing the midfielder as a replacement for Sergio Busquets.
Novak Djokovic says he has been given ‘good indications’ he will be allowed to enter Australia and compete in the Australian Open in January despite being under a three-year visa ban.
Bolton’s ambitions to host the 2031 or 2035 Ryder Cup have returned after a public inquiry into developers.
Mauricio Pochettino has turned down the chance to replace Unai Emery as Villarreal manager after the Spanish boss confirmed his return to the Premier League.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag may have already promised the captaincy to Bruno Fernandes while Skipper Harry Maguire remains at the club.
Liverpool could have the secret to agreeing a deal to sign long-term transfer target Sandro Tonali next summer.
Real Madrid have stolen the lead over Chelsea in the race to sign Endrick.
Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara is ahead of schedule as he recovers from injury and could go to the upcoming World Cup with France.
Chelsea have been allowed by Brighton & Hove Albion to talk to head of signing Paul Winstanley over a director of football style.
Huddersfield Town have been put up for sale after owner Dean Hoyle decided to step down from day-to-day operations due to ill health.
The world’s largest biomedical research organization has acknowledged the causal link between contact sports and traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Rory McIlroy says he feels betrayed by some of the golfers involved in the LIV breakaway tour.
Sale Sharks have emerged as potential destinations for World Cup-winning tighthead prop Vincent Koch in a development that could have major implications for the Premiership title race.
India’s former test captain Ajinkya Rahane will join Leicestershire.
Unai Emery has taken English lessons since leaving Arsenal in 2019 to prepare for a return to the Premier League.
Friends of exiled former Iranian football captain Ali Karimi say the government in Tehran tried to kidnap him because of his support for a wave of protests in the country.
Marland Yarde will be given a chance to return to football with the Barbarians almost a year after he was caught and released by Sale Sharks.
THE SCOTLAND DAY
Efe Ambrose is set to join his sixth Scottish club by completing a switch to Greenock Morton.
Allan Moore has been appointed in charge of Clyde after manager Danny Lennon was put on “unpaid leave”.
Besiktas are said to be considering Steven Gerrard as their new manager amid speculation that current manager Valerian Ismael has left the Turkish club.