All the big Christmas Eve national newspaper transfer stories and rumors …
Tottenham will be hoping to beat Manchester United and Liverpool on signing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be able to speak to suitors in January as an impending free agent.
Barcelona have offered new terms to Ousmane Dembele and are increasingly confident that the goal of Newcastle United and Manchester United will remain at Camp Nou.
Ajax and Barcelona are discussing a possible swap deal that would see Sergino Dest return to Amsterdam and Noussair Mazraoui move to Catalonia.
Arsenal’s renewed interest in more frequent use of striker Eddie Nketiah may not bear fruit, with a January move to West Ham or Brighton still possible.
Zak Crawley will replace Rory Burns at the top of England’s batting order for the must-see third Ash Test in Melbourne on Boxing Day and there will also be a recall for Jonny Bairstow.
Brentford target Vanderson is said to have written an apology email to the Premier League club after snubbing them in the 11th hour to join Monaco in January.
Romeo Beckham broke with the family tradition and signed a clothing contract with Puma, competitor of Adidas.
Chris Armas’ arrival at Manchester United could give the club a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig star Tyler Adams after working together for three years at the New York Red Bulls.
England fans could find themselves at glamping sites in Saudi Arabia as 2022 World Cup organizers continue to explore options to accommodate far more people than Qatar could ever hope to accommodate.
John Barnes believes Frenkie de Jong’s mix of defensive conscience and attacking momentum would make him an ideal signing for Manchester United.
Mohamed Salah has reportedly asked Liverpool to sign another offensive option during long-standing talks about a new contract.
Edinson Cavani could be on his way to Brazil with the Corinthians interested in the volatile Manchester United striker.
England are set to make four squad changes for the third Ashes Test in Melbourne with James Anderson and Stuart Broad potentially among the players who will not be involved.
THE TELEGRAPH OF THE DAY
Gordon Taylor’s final year at the PFA saw him win over £ 3million in salary, including £ 1.4million in bonuses.
Emergency talks are underway in an attempt to save Coventry United women’s championship team.
Manchester United could follow Barcelona and Real Madrid in building a second stadium to accommodate their women’s and academic teams.
THE SCOTTISH SUN
Feyenoord is trying to sign Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman, who has been a longtime Rangers target.
Rangers forward Kemar Roofe faces five driving charges and will be tried next summer.
Stoke City are in pole position to sign Hearts defenseman John Souttar.
Dunfermline is considering a move for full-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, who has been a free agent since leaving Livingston this summer.
Partick Thistle is trying to sign James Maxwell, currently on loan with Ayr United, from Rangers on a permanent basis.