Hudson-Odoi: One Lampard talk and I signed

Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed it only took one conversation with Frank Lampard to convince him to sign a new Chelsea deal.

Wilson: Klopp texts helping form

Harry Wilson says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played a part in his impressive Bournemouth form by boosting his confidence with text messages.

Sterling to start vs Kosovo

Gareth Southgate will recall Raheem Sterling for England's game in Kosovo after dropping him for the European Qualifier against Montenegro.

Hudson-Odoi did not take much convincing from Lampard to stick with Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed it only took one conversation with Frank Lampard to convince him to sign a new Chelsea deal and insists he is pleased with his decision to snub Bayern Munich.

Gareth Southgate ready to recall Raheem Sterling against Kosovo

Gareth Southgate will recall Raheem Sterling for England’s game in Kosovo despite suspecting the forward has the hump with him after being axed for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic thanks LA Galaxy after leaving MLS club

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel “alive again” after mutually parting ways with the MLS club.

Wales forward Wilson says Liverpool boss Klopp keeps in touch

Harry Wilson says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played a part in his impressive Bournemouth form by boosting his confidence with text messages.

Parrott confident of stepping up

Troy Parrott admits he thrives on scoring goals as he prepares to make his senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland.

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Zlatan leaves Galaxy, but 'the story continues'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has mutually parted ways with LA Galaxy, but has vowed to his fans that "the story continues".

Barnsley target Wolfsberger boss Struber

Barnsley want to speak to Wolfsberger boss Gerhard Struber about becoming their new manager, Sky Sports News understands.

Ibrahimovic thanks LA Galaxy fans for making him feel ‘alive again’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel “alive again”.

Jullien: Who would leave Celtic?

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien questions why assistant manager John Kennedy would leave the club, amid rumours he will be approached for the Hibernian job.

England squad have moved on from Sterling and Gomez spat – Maguire

Harry Maguire insists there are no cliques in the England camp as the squad look to move on from Monday’s spat between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez.

Silva banned for Mendy tweet but City forward ‘did not intend’ to be racist

Bernardo Silva’s tweet about Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy was not intentionally racist, a regulatory commission has found.

Gareth Southgate accepts he may be in Raheem Sterling’s bad books over punishment

Gareth Southgate suspects Raheem Sterling has the hump with him, but the England manager remains sure suspending the forward for his bust-up with Joe Gomez was the right decision.

Arsene Wenger keen to ‘help football grow’ after joining FIFA

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to use his knowledge of football to contribute to the growth of the game across the world after taking up a new role at FIFA.

Everton can submit application for Bramley-Moore Dock stadium ‘with confidence’

Everton can submit a planning application for their new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock before the end of the year “with confidence”, according to chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale.

Southgate accepts Sterling may have 'the hump'

England manager Gareth Southgate accepts Raheem Sterling may have "the hump" following the fall-out from his row with Joe Gomez.

Public support Everton new stadium project

Everton has revealed the public consultation into designs for a proposed new 52,000-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock recorded 96 per cent positive feedback.

England focus not affected by Sterling-Gomez fall-out

England manager Gareth Southgate insists his side have not struggled to focus on their match against Montenegro amid the fall-out from the clash between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez.

McCarthy looks to youth ahead of crunch Euro 2020 qualifier

Mick McCarthy will send a much-changed Republic of Ireland side into friendly battle with unfamiliar foe New Zealand on Thursday night with one eye on Monday’s Euro 2020 showdown with Denmark.

Charlie's international predictions

Charlie Nicholas makes his predictions for the upcoming round of international fixtures, with all the home nations playing European Qualifiers.

Ex-City player Etuhu guilty of match-fixing

Former Premier League player Dickson Etuhu has been found guilty of attempting to fix a match in Sweden's top division by an appeals court.

England bid to seal Euro 2020 spot – 5 talking points ahead of Montenegro clash

England face Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday night in their penultimate Euro 2020 qualifier.

West Ham defender Winston Reid to return from lengthy lay-off for New Zealand

Winston Reid has joked that his wife wants to “kill him” as he prepares to return from an 18-month injury nightmare.

Bayern Munich want to build long-term project around Pep Guardiola (again) - report

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a surprise candidate to take the Bayern Munich job next summer, say reports.

Sporting director Wilson insists Rangers do not have to sell Morelos in January

New Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson insists the Ibrox club do not have to sell prize assets like Alfredo Morelos come January.

Arsene Wenger named FIFA global development chief

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been appointed as FIFA’s new chief of global football development, the world governing body announced on Wednesday.

Tino Asprilla recalls the moment he stopped a hitman from killing Jose Luis Chilavert

Former Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla has claimed that he convinced a hitman not to kill Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert in 1997.

Wenger returns with FIFA role

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is returning to the game as FIFA's new chief of global football development.

Wenger returns with FIFA role

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is returning to the game as FIFA's new chief of global football development.

Silva banned over Mendy tweet

Bernardo Silva has been handed a one-match ban and a £50,000 fine by the FA after his controversial tweet to Benjamin Mendy.

Wilder, Fitzpatrick's putting challenge!

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder took on golfer and Blades fan Matt Fitzpatrick in a putting challenge... but who came out on top?

'Rangers not selling Morelos in January'

New Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson insists the club do not have to sell prized assets like Alfredo Morelos in January.

Silva banned over Mendy tweet

Bernardo Silva has been handed a one-match ban and a £50,000 fine by the FA after his controversial tweet to Benjamin Mendy.

Danny Rose rules out January exit and warns Tottenham he’s going nowhere until his contract expires

Danny Rose has insisted that he will see out the remainder of his Tottenham Hotspur contract despite the club’s apparent willingness to sell him.

Alvaro Morata: I had a bad time at Chelsea – my team-mates drove me crazy

Alvaro Morata has revealed that his Chelsea team-mate’s lack of faith in him "drove him crazy" during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Silva banned over Mendy tweet

Bernardo Silva has been handed a one-match ban and a £50,000 fine by the FA after his controversial tweet to Benjamin Mendy.

Juninho urges Real Madrid star Karim Benzema to go “home” to Lyon

Lyon sporting director Juninho Pernambucano plans to lure Karim Benzema back to the French club from Real Madrid.

MLS youngster eager to impress during Arsenal trial this week

Arsenal have taken Colorado Rapids teenager Cole Bassett on trial for a week, according to reports.

Parrott set for Ireland debut against NZ

Mick McCarthy has confirmed youngster Troy Parrott will make his Republic of Ireland debut against New Zealand.

Nemanja Matic set to leave Manchester United for Italy in January

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is set for a move to Serie A during the January transfer window, according to reports.

No injury issues for England boss Southgate as Sterling and Gomez train again

England had no absentees from training on Wednesday morning as Gareth Southgate prepares his side for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.

Refs chief expected to back sparing use of pitchside VAR monitors at PL meeting

Referees’ chief Mike Riley is set to argue the case for continuing to use pitchside monitors sparingly when he makes a VAR presentation to Premier League chairmen on Thursday.

Rose: I'll leave Spurs in 18 months

Danny Rose has revealed he will leave Tottenham at the end of his contract in 18 months - but insists he is going nowhere before then.

Tottenham defender Rose: I’m going nowhere

Tottenham defender Danny Rose intends to see out the remaining 18 months of his contract at the club and revealed he would not be offered a new deal.

McCarthy not afraid to give youngsters a chance as Parrott prepares for debut

Mick McCarthy will turn back the clock on Thursday evening when he hands teenage striker Troy Parrott a senior debut for the Republic of Ireland against New Zealand.

Marcus Rashford says culture at Manchester United helps deal with pressure

Striker Marcus Rashford believes living up to the high expectations playing for Manchester United brings helps him to deal with pressure.

Asprilla told hitman not to kill Chilavert

Faustino Asprilla had to convince a hitman not to kill Jose Luis Chilavert after both players were sent off in a World Cup qualifying match.

Klopp calm despite 'impossible' start

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season was "pretty much impossible" but he is still not getting carried away.

Sterling, Gomez train together

Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez trained side-by-side on Wednesday morning, just days after the Man City forward was dropped following an altercation between the pair.

Pressley has left the building after Carlisle sacking

Carlisle have sacked manager Steven Pressley.

France boss Deschamps defends Giroud selection and says door not shut on Martial

France boss Didier Deschamps insists Olivier Giroud has earned his trust but refused to close the door on Anthony Martial.

Michael Devlin says Steve Clarke needs time to turn around Scotland’s fortunes

Michael Devlin insists time can be the great healer for Scotland as they continue to get to grips with Steve Clarke’s tactics.

Klopp staying calm despite Liverpool achieving ‘pretty much impossible’ start

Manager Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season was “pretty much impossible” but he is still not getting carried away.

Euro Papers: Kean back to Italy in Jan?

Milan are interested in Everton striker Moise Kean and have spoken to the striker’s agent Mino Raiola, plus more from Tuesday's European press.

Downes: I made a stupid mistake

Former AFC Wimbledon manager Wally Downes says he made a "stupid mistake" after a breach of FA betting rules cost him his job.

The striker defying the laws of ageing

Rochdale's Ian Henderson chats to Sky Sports about becoming a striker, performing like a 28-year-old and taking inspiration from League One underdogs Wycombe.

Time up for Pochettino? Tottenham boss may be teetering on the brink ahead of West Ham clash

Tottenham’s next Premier League fixture against West Ham could reportedly decide the fate of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Real Madrid ready to shatter world transfer record to sign PSG’s Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid are willing to pay as much as €400 million to secure the signing of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe, say reports in France.

Australia striker Kerr joins Chelsea Women

Australian international forward Sam Kerr has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with current Women's Super League front-runners Chelsea Women.

How have Leicester got things so right this season?

Leicester are second in the Premier League and in the title race for the first time since they won a shock crown in 2016.

Clubs, agents discuss transfers at Wyscout forum

Football clubs and agents meet at the annual Wyscout forum in Amsterdam this week, ready to discuss business for the January transfer window and beyond.

David Villa announces retirement

Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer David Villa has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the Japanese season when he will be aged 38.

England’s most memorable matches as they prepare for 1,000th game

England will celebrate their 1000th senior international next week when they play Montenegro at Wembley in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

A statistical look back at England’s 999 international matches

England reach 1,000 games in men’s international football on Thursday.

England’s 1,000th men’s senior international: 5 landmark games

England men’s team play their 1,000th senior international on Thursday, when they take on Montenegro at Wembley.

Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayRyan Fraser looks likely to be leaving Bournemouth but his destination is not north London, as had been predicted. The Daily Mirror, which cites TalkSport, says Liverpool are in advanced talks to secure the Scotland winger in the January transfer window. Arsenal had been interested in the 25-year-old after he had the second-highest number of assists in the Premier League last season. But his form has not continued this season and Bournemouth are keen to trade him before his contract expires next summer, with a swap with on-loan Reds winger Harry Wilson rolled into the deal.

European Qualifiers: State of play

Six nations have already booked their place at next summer's European Championships, but who is likely to join them after the final round of qualifiers?

Heskey: Club cliques were allowed with England

Former England striker Emile Heskey says cliques within the squad were allowed to exist without question during his international career.

Off Script: Must all strikers score 20+ goals?

In the latest Off Script, Louis Saha and Tim Cahill discuss the differing role of forwards in modern football.

'Bale commitment gives Wales no excuse'

Gareth Bale's commitment to Wales leaves no excuses for the rest of the squad, according to Tottenham's Ben Davies.

Meet the first female academy boss

How Forest Green Rovers are finding another way of doing things with the Football League's first female academy manager.

Gareth Southgate defends decision to sideline Raheem Sterling

Gareth Southgate defended his decision to sideline Raheem Sterling against Montenegro after likening the England forward’s high-profile bust-up with Joe Gomez to a family row.

Hearts prioritise new manager over director

Hearts have begun interviewing for the vacant manager's position and have set that as a priority over finding a new sporting director.

Hudson-Odoi: Sterling my idol, our leader

Raheem Sterling remains a role model for Callum Hudson-Odoi, despite being dropped for England's European Qualifier against Montenegro.

Hibs to make approach for Celtic's Kennedy

Hibernian are expected to make an official approach to Celtic for permission to speak to their assistant manager John Kennedy about their managerial vacancy.

Chelsea players face fine of £20,000 for being late for training

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has imposed a strict disciplinary regime on his young squad with a series of hefty fines, including £20,000 for being late for the start of training.

Ben Davies insists relaxing night out can help Wales realise Euro 2020 finals dream

Ben Davies has revealed how a relaxing night out watching Liam Gallagher in concert can help Wales realise their Euro 2020 finals dream.

Phil Neville calls on England Women to get back to their best

England Women head coach Phil Neville maintained the hard work must start now to get his side back to their best after battling through the snow to beat the Czech Republic 3-2 in Ceske Budejovice.

Leah Williamson leaves it late to earn England victory in Czech Republic

England Women signed off from 2019 with a much-needed 3-2 win against the Czech Republic in a snowy Ceske Budejovice.

Delph withdraws from England squad

Fabian Delph has withdrawn from the England squad due to injury.

Delph withdraws from England with injury

Fabian Delph has withdrawn from the England squad and returned to Everton for rehabilitation from a hamstring injury.

Keogh appeals Derby contract termination

Richard Keogh has lodged a formal appeal with Derby County challenging the club's decision to terminate his contract, Sky Sports News understands.

Liverpool forward ruled out for Egypt

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Egypt’s two games during this international break due to injury.

Danny Rose “couldn’t watch” when England players received racist abuse in Sofia

Danny Rose could not bear to watch his England team-mates suffering sickening abuse in Bulgaria – and fully expects racism to continue when “not-so severe punishments” are meted out.

Football fall-outs happen every day – England defender Rose

Danny Rose believes the spat between England team-mates Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez has been blown out of proportion and insists similar incidents take place on a daily basis.

Injured Salah out of Egypt squad

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Egypt's upcoming matches against Kenya and Comoros with an ankle injury.

Wales defender Taylor withdraws from squad

Wales defender Neil Taylor has withdrawn from the squad for the decisive Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary.

Sterling’s bust-up with Gomez like a family row – England boss Southgate

Gareth Southgate likened Raheem Sterling’s bust-up with Joe Gomez to a family row as the England manager defended the decision to sideline the Manchester City forward when Montenegro visit.

Kick It Out chair: Unite game to rid discrimination

The new chair of Kick It Out, Sanjay Bhandari, has outlined his plans to banish discrimination from football.

Manchester United decide against bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club on a free transfer

Manchester United will not make a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Duckenfield 'had the experience for Hillsborough role'

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield would have been capable of taking on the role if he had prepared "fully and diligently", his trial has heard.

Scotland assistant boss Dyer underlines importance of final Euro 2020 qualifiers

Scotland assistant manager Alex Dyer stressed the importance of their final two European Championship qualifiers after Andy Robertson was among three fresh withdrawals.

EFL opens investigation into Macclesfield’s failure to pay players

The English Football League has opened a formal investigation into Macclesfield’s failure to pay players.

Footballer wins £150,000 over injury claim

Footballer Reece Welsh has won over £150,000 in a landmark injury claim case that could lead to more football players claiming damages for getting injured.

Southgate: Families fall out, we're united

Gareth Southgate has likened the row between England team-mates Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling to a family disagreement.

Gareth Southgate says England must move on from Sterling and Gomez altercation

England manager Gareth Southgate insists his England squad are ready to move past the altercation between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez, likening the dramatic development to a family disagreement.

Pep Guardiola eyes January transfer splurge and has no plans to leave Manchester City before end of contract

Pep Guardiola will not leave Manchester City before the end of next season, according to reports.

Patrick Vieira believes Unai Emery is the right man for the job and tells Arsenal fans to "get behind" him

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has called on the club's fans to "get behind" under-fire manager Unai Emery.

Gary Neville labels Arsenal a "frustration" - but explains why the club must stick with Unai Emery

Gary Neville has called on Arsenal fans to show patience with under-fire manager Unai Emery.

Championship derbies live on Sky

Sky Sports has added two Sky Bet Championship derbies to its live schedule for January - including Cardiff vs Swansea.

Kiko Casilla given more time to respond to racism charge

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been given extra time to respond to a charge that he made racist comments to Charlton’s Jonathan Leko.

Casilla granted extension over FA charge

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been given extra time to respond to a charge that he made racist comments to Charlton's Jonathan Leko.

Gareth Southgate initially axed Raheem Sterling from England squad before changing his mind - report

Gareth Southgate reportedly axed Raheem Sterling from the England squad after his bust-up with Joe Gomez, only to change his mind when the Manchester City winger was returning home.

Sterling and Gomez: What happened in 'big man' row?

Raheem Sterling tried to grab Joe Gomez by the neck and said "you think you're the big man now?" during the England pair's row, SSN understands.

Everton striker Moise Kean dropped for breach of club rules

Everton striker Moise Kean’s difficult start to his career at Goodison Park continues after it emerged he was dropped from the squad for a breach of club rules.

Despite public backing, Unai Emery has six games to prove he's still the right man for Arsenal - report

Unai Emery has six games to prove to the Arsenal hierarchy that he is still the right man for the job, according to reports.

Stats: England's best XI

England play European Qualifiers this week - but who would make it into a stats-based best XI for the Three Lions this season?

Sterling and Gomez: What happened in 'big man' row?

Raheem Sterling tried to grab Joe Gomez by the neck and said "you think you're the big man now?" during the England pair's row, SSN understands.

How it stands in Scotland

Celtic and Rangers are still level at the top, while Hearts and Hibs have decisions to make – Sky Sports pundits analyse how things stand in Scotland.

Sterling and Gomez train alongside each other after St George’s Park fracas

Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez both trained with England on Tuesday morning as the fall-out from their altercation at St George’s Park rumbles on.

Raheem Sterling’s career highs and lows

Raheem Sterling has been dropped for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro following an altercation with team-mate Joe Gomez on Monday.

Robertson: City still main title rivals

Andrew Robertson believes Manchester City are still Liverpool's closest title rivals and whoever finishes above Pep Guardiola's team will win the league.

Euro Papers: Ronaldo set for Juve talks

Cristiano Ronaldo will meet with Juventus hierarchy after his reaction to being substituted, plus more from Tuesday's European press.

Cardiff target 'young' Warnock successor

Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman expects the swift appointment of a "younger and offensive type of manager" to succeed Neil Warnock.

What next for Neil Warnock?

Neil Warnock’s three-year Cardiff reign ended on Monday when he left the Sky Bet Championship club by mutual consent.

Robertson and McTominay among Scotland withdrawals

Captain Andy Robertson is among a trio of withdrawals ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifying double-header against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.

Wilder: Norwood not likely to reverse Northern Ireland retirement

Oliver Norwood will be cheering Northern Ireland on in their glamour qualifiers against Holland and Germany but there is no hint of the midfielder reversing his international retirement, according to Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.

Kean dropped over 'breach of discipline'

Everton striker Moise Kean was dropped for the game at Southampton due to a breach of club discipline, SSN understands.

Sterling and Gomez: What happened in 'big man' row?

Raheem Sterling tried to grab Joe Gomez by the neck and said "you think you're the big man now?" during the England pair's row, SSN understands.

A statistical look at what England will miss with Raheem Sterling dropped

Raheem Sterling will not play in England’s 1,000th international having been dropped over a altercation with Joe Gomez.

Sterling and Gomez: What happened?

Raheem Sterling tried to grab Joe Gomez by the neck and said "you think you're the big man now?" during the England pair's row, SSN understands.

Sterling and Gomez: What happened?

Raheem Sterling tried to grab Joe Gomez by the neck and said "you think you're the big man now?" during the England pair's row, SSN understands.

Sterling apologises for Gomez England row

Raheem Sterling will not play in England’s European Qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday due to an incident at their St George's Park training complex.

Robertson, McTominay, Fraser out of Scotland squad

Andrew Robertson, Scott McTominay and Ryan Fraser have withdrawn from the Scotland squad for the European Qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazazkhstan through injury.

5 occasions where team-mates have fallen out

Raheem Sterling has been dropped for England’s clash with Montenegro after confronting team-mate Joe Gomez.

Mauricio Pochettino wants attacking reinforcements as Tottenham eye Hakim Ziyech and Memphis Depay

Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on Hakim Ziyech and Memphis Depay as Mauricio Pochettino looks to add to his attacking options.

Sterling apologises for Gomez England row

Raheem Sterling will not play in England’s European Qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday due to an incident at their St George's Park training complex.

"He won't be the next Eden Hazard" - former team-mate delivers Christian Pulisic verdict

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin insists Christian Pulisic does not need to be the "next Eden Hazard" at Chelsea.

Neville: Southgate right to drop Sterling

Gareth Southgate has made the right decision in dropping Raheem Sterling following his altercation with Joe Gomez, according to Gary Neville.

Cardiff chairman Dalman expects swift appointment to succeed Warnock

Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman expects the swift appointment of a “younger and offensive type of manager” to succeed Neil Warnock.

Rodgers explains Celtic exit timing

Brendan Rodgers has explained the timing behind his decision to leave Celtic and says he needed to join Leicester before the summer to prepare them for a top four tilt.

Sterling dropped after Gomez England row

Raheem Sterling will not play in England’s European Qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday due to an incident at their St George's Park training complex.

Bruce sidesteps early pressure to deliver solid start for Newcastle

Newcastle’s failure to retain the services of manager Rafael Benitez over the summer sparked uproar on Tyneside and Steve Bruce’s appointment as his replacement did little to dispel the fury.

Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayWilfried Zaha is being targeted by Manchester United for the second time, according to The Sun. The Crystal Palace forward has been linked with a £70million-plus return to Old Trafford in January. He previously played for the club between 2013 and 2015 but failed to make an impression. However, United’s need for creativity may see the 27-year-old leave Selhurst Park after he put in a transfer request in August.











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