Toney, Partey, Maguire, Howe, Shelvey, Van de Beek, Hazard, Potter

Brentford forward Ivan Toney

Chelsea are keen on Brentford’s England striker Ivan Toney, who is serving an eight-month ban for breaking betting rules. The 27-year-old is not allowed to play until 17 January 2024, but can return to training this weekend. (

Juventus are lining up Arsenal’s 30-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey as a replacement for 30-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract could be terminated if he is found to have breached anti-doping rules. (La Repubblica – in Italian)

Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 30, was “very close” to joining West Ham in a £30m deal this summer, says Hammers coach Kevin Nolan. (Talksport)

Manchester United football director John Murtough and chief executive Richard Arnold are trying to resolve tensions between manager Erik ten Hag and 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (Mail)

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be patient in their attempts to buy Manchester United after reports that the Glazer family would wait until 2025 to sell the club. (Guardian)

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has the support of the chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan despite losing three of their opening four matches of the season. (Telegraph – subscription)

The prospective takeover of Everton by an American investment firm could be a lengthy process as the Premier League makes sure no rules will be broken. (Times – subscription)

Nottingham Forest’s 31-year-old English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who arrived from Newcastle in January, is close to joining Rizespor before Friday’s transfer deadline in Turkey. Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, 25, is also close to leaving Forest. (Telegraph – subscription)

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp, has ruled out becoming Germany boss following the sacking of Hansi Flick. (Sportschau)

Clubs in Turkey and Qatar are being sounded out as Manchester United look to offload 26-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek. (90min)

Van de Beek looks likely to stay at Manchester United until January. (Mirror)

Manchester United’s 20-year-old Turkey midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is wanted on loan by Besiktas. (Mirror)

Former Chelsea and Belgium winger Eden Hazard is considering retirement at the age of 32 after being released by Real Madrid. (CaughtOffside – subscription)

Ex-Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter, 48, has turned down the manager’s job at Rangers and Lyon. (Sun)


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