Blades boss Wilder insists he has a ‘really good relationship’ with Farke

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder insists there is no bad blood between him and Norwich counterpart Daniel Farke.

Lukaku, Smalling share spoils after storm

Romelu Lukaku's Inter Milan were held to a goalless draw by Chris Smalling's Roma on Friday, allowing Juventus a chance to retake top spot this weekend.

Euro papers: Dembele on way to Premier League?

With news of two teams going head to head to bring Ousmane Dembele to the Premier League, here's Europe's back pages on Saturday.

Martin Keown calls on Arsenal to rediscover club's former reputation for being difficult to beat

Martin Keown believes Arsenal must become more resilient if they are to turn their season around.

Lennon insists Celtic are not taking another trophy win for granted

Neil Lennon insists his focus is solely on Celtic ahead of the Betfred Cup final against Old Firm rivals Rangers on Sunday.

Venue changed for Liverpool’s first match in Club World Cup

Liverpool’s first match at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar has switched venues as the Education City Stadium is not yet ready to host matches.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Footballing firsts

From fish and chips with Fergie to first-team manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks back at his footballing firsts at Manchester United.

In-demand striker Gabriel Barbosa admits he would love to play for Liverpool

Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa admits he would love the chance to play alongside compatriot Roberto Firmino at Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers hails Jamie Vardy as one of the best strikers in Europe

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes he has instilled in Jamie Vardy the confidence to prove he is one of the best strikers in Europe.

Liverpool's FIFA Club World Cup venue changed

Liverpool's FIFA Club World Cup matches have been shifted to a different stadium less than 10 days before they are due to depart for Qatar.

Arsene Wenger would not get the Arsenal job today, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher believes it would be impossible for a "relative unknown" like Arsene Wenger to get a big job today.

Potter knows Brighton’s win at Arsenal counts for nothing when they face Wolves

Brighton boss Graham Potter knows his side’s win at Arsenal will count for nothing when they take on Wolves on Sunday.

Ashley Young backs "unstoppable" Marcus Rashford to do damage to Manchester City

Ashley Young has hailed Marcus Rashford as "unstoppable" ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby.

'Everyone wants to play for Liverpool'

Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa says he would love to play with compatriot Roberto Firmino – whether that is with Brazil or Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp backs Bournemouth loanee Harry Wilson to be a success at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp believes Harry Wilson has what it takes to succeed at Liverpool.

Talking points ahead of the Betfred Cup final

Scotland’s first trophy of the season will be up for grabs on Sunday as Rangers and Celtic meet in the final of the Betfred Cup.

'Carroll would've been world-class centre-half'

Steve Bruce says Andy Carroll would have made a "world-class centre-half" after the striker helped Newcastle to a win over Sheffield United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints that Manchester United will not be targeting big names in future transfer windows

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that Manchester United will not return to a Galactico-style approach in the transfer market.

‘Rangers need League Cup win more than Celtic’

Ally McCoist believes Rangers need a League Cup final win more than Celtic as Steven Gerrard aims to end their Old Firm rivals’ domestic dominance.

Milner: Liverpool must keep pedal down

Liverpool midfielder talks to Soccer Saturday about retirement plans, his foundation and wearing the famous No 7 shirt

Lamouchi hails cameo from two-goal Grabban and denies resting top scorer

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi denied resting two-goal hero Lewis Grabban from his starting line-up after the former Millwall forward’s impressive cameo almost sealed a dramatic victory at The Den.

Steven Gerrard ‘set to sign new Rangers contract’

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is set to sign a new contract running until 2024, the PA news agency understands.

Inter and Roma play out stalemate as Atletico Madrid draw again

Romelu Lukaku and Serie A leading Inter Milan were held to a goalless draw by Chris Smalling’s Roma on Friday, allowing Juventus a chance to retake top spot this weekend.

Lampard vows to stick by Chelsea youth

Frank Lampard insists young talents such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are "here to stay" despite Chelsea having their transfer ban lifted on Friday.

Solskjaer: United still bigger than City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United remain a bigger club than Manchester City despite their rivals' recent rise.

O’Brien forces draw for Millwall after Forest attempt smash and Grab

Aiden O’Brien’s stoppage-time equaliser earned Millwall a dramatic point from a 2-2 draw after two goals from Lewis Grabban looked set to clinch Nottingham Forest the victory.

Lampard to keep faith with Abraham and Mount despite transfer temptations

Frank Lampard insists flourishing young talents Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are “here to stay” despite Chelsea eyeing new January recruits.

Brendan Rodgers keen to create Leicester legacy after signing new contract

Brendan Rodgers is aiming to create a lasting legacy at Leicester that will be remembered for years after signing a new long-term deal with the Foxes.

Raheem Sterling credits on-field improvement to better decisions off pitch

Raheem Sterling has put his stunning improvement on the field down to living a better life off it.

Club comparisons mean nothing on derby day – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola claims the argument over which club is the biggest in Manchester is irrelevant on derby day.

Mourinho wants Tottenham players to be ‘raging, not sad’ after a defeat

Jose Mourinho slept at Tottenham’s training ground in order to prepare for Saturday’s game with Burnley and has told his players to stop wallowing in disappointment following a defeat.

United still a bigger club than City – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United remain a bigger club than Manchester City despite their rivals’ recent rise.

Jose: I don't like sad people after defeat

Jose Mourinho has warned his Tottenham players that he does not like "sad people" in his squad after a defeat.

Gareth Southgate travels to Italy to watch Roma defender Chris Smalling

England manager Gareth Southgate has gone to watch in-form Roma defender Chris Smalling against Inter Milan, the PA news agency understands.

Gerrard close to signing new Rangers deal

Steven Gerrard is close to signing a new contract as Rangers manager.

Manchester derby: Who will land knockout blow?

The two Manchester heavyweights do battle at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, but who will land the knockout blow and save their own season?

When Premier League managers lose their cool

Nigel Pearson’s appointment as Watford boss sees a return to the Premier League of one of football’s feistiest managers.

Watford appoint Pearson as head coach

Nigel Pearson has been appointed Watford head coach until the end of the season.

Lennon praises 'relentless' Celtic

Neil Lennon believes he will lead a ‘relentless’ Celtic side into the Betfred Cup final against Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday.

Nigel Pearson named new Watford boss

Watford have appointed Nigel Pearson as their new head coach, initially until the end of the season.

Sterling out to break Man Utd duck

Raheem Sterling explains why his shift in mentality in front of goal will help him to break his duck against Manchester United this weekend.

Watford appoint Pearson as head coach

Nigel Pearson has been appointed Watford head coach until the end of the season.

Jones Knows: It's Fergie time!

Looking for the best betting opportunities this weekend? If anyone knows, Jones Knows. He's tipping Duncan Ferguson to have a big impact at Everton.

Barcelona boss Valverde plays down Messi retirement talk

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed talk of Lionel Messi retiring any time soon.

Chelsea criticise FIFA handling of transfer ban case

Chelsea have hit out at FIFA’s “deeply unsatisfactory” conduct when imposing a two-window transfer ban on the west London club.

5 players Chelsea could try and sign after having their transfer ban lifted

Chelsea are back in recruitment business after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifted their two-window FIFA transfer ban.

McGregor could return as Hibs host Aberdeen

Hibernian defender Darren McGregor is pushing for a comeback as Aberdeen visit Easter Road.

Hamilton have no new injury worries ahead of St Mirren’s visit

Hamilton head coach Brian Rice has no fresh injuries for the visit of the Ladbrokes Premiership’s bottom club St Mirren.

Motherwell could be depleted by illness for Hearts clash

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has concerns over five players as a bug has swept through Fir Park ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hearts on Saturday.

Manchester derby: Who will land knockout blow?

The two Manchester heavyweights do battle at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, but who will land the knockout blow and save their own season?

Lennon praises 'relentless' Celtic

Neil Lennon believes he will lead a ‘relentless’ Celtic side into the Betfred Cup final against Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday.

Wright hails St Johnstone youngster McCann as midfielder signs new deal

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright branded Ali McCann as the best young player in the Ladbrokes Premiership this season after rewarding the midfielder with a new contract.

Rangers wait on Borna Barisic ahead of Betfred Cup final

Steven Gerrard is hopeful Borna Barisic will be declared fit for the Betfred Cup final – but confessed he is sweating on two other unnamed stars ahead of the clash with Celtic at Hampden Park.

Livi wait on Jacobs and Lithgow

Livingston midfielder Keaghan Jacobs is battling to overcome a dead leg ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership encounter with Kilmarnock.

More EFL games live on Sky

Sky Sports have announced seven more EFL games to be shown live in January and February.

Rangers boss Gerrard: Barisic needs to prove he is fit for cup final

Steven Gerrard had told Borna Barisic to prove he is fit enough to claim a place in Rangers’ starting line-up for Sunday’s Betfred Cup final.

Stags on pitch halt training for Scottish football team

A football club were forced to stop a training session when the pitch was invaded by stags.

Kamberi enjoying being part of a strike partnership again

Hibernian forward Florian Kamberi admits he is relishing playing in a strike partnership again.

Nuno still wants more from high-flying Wolves

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves can still improve despite their best run in the top flight for 47 years.

Tottenham make 'futile' move for Van de Beek, who prefers Real Madrid - report

Tottenham Hotspur retain an interest in Ajax's Donny van de Beek, but he reportedly favours a move to Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp backs Sadio Mane to challenge for Ballon d’Or in future

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes forward Sadio Mane can challenge Lionel Messi for the Ballon d’Or in years to come.

David Moyo wants to kick on following Hamilton’s visit to Celtic Park

David Moyo believes Wednesday’s trip to Celtic Park can be a major springboard for him and his Hamilton team-mates.

Lithgow raring to go after appendix operation

Livingston captain Alan Lithgow is desperate to get back playing again after recovering earlier than expected following emergency surgery.

Real Madrid president proposes abandoning La Liga in favour of a super league

Florentino Perez has a hatched a plan to pull Real Madrid out of La Liga and create a European super league.

Chelsea in talks with agent who could engineer a move for Wilfried Zaha

Chelsea are reportedly laying the groundwork that could see them sign Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha.

Christophe Berra says new manager would give Hearts a much-needed lift

Hearts skipper Christophe Berra admits they need a “big lift” that a new manager would provide.

Wilder brands VAR ‘consistently inconsistent’ after controversial Shelvey goal

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder called Jonjo Shelvey “an unbelievably good actor” as the VAR row over Newcastle’s controversial second goal at Bramall Lane rumbled on.

Macclesfield game off after unpaid players refuse to play

Macclesfield’s game against Crewe on Saturday has been suspended after Town informed the EFL they would be unable to fulfil the fixture.

Jim Goodwin urges St Mirren to capitalise on ‘huge game’ against Hamilton

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin admits they are facing a defining period in their season after slumping to the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Rodgers relishing stability under Leicester board after signing new contract

Brendan Rodgers has hailed the steady influence of Leicester’s board as one of the key reasons behind him committing his long-term future to the Foxes.

Watford boosted by return of Christian Kabasele and Roberto Pereyra

Watford interim head coach Hayden Mullins could have Christian Kabasele and Roberto Pereyra back in contention for the Premier League match against Crystal Palace.

Grealish revels in being a marked man, says Villa boss Smith

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith believes Jack Grealish is revelling in being a marked man.

Bournemouth hit by injury for the visit of league leaders Liverpool

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will be without several key men for Premier League leaders Liverpool’s visit to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Hasenhuttl determined to push Southampton to new limits

Ralph Hasenhuttl intends to keep pushing Southampton’s limits as he looks to build on a first year in charge.

Norwich boosted by midfield options for Sheffield United clash

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke has no fresh selection concerns ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Sheffield United.

Duncan Ferguson has injury problems ahead of Everton’s clash with Chelsea

Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson has to contend with the same injury problems faced by the sacked Marco Silva as he seeks to halt their slump against Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Pep Guardiola backs Mikel Arteta to replace him as Manchester City manager

Pep Guardiola believes Mikel Arteta would be a suitable replacement for him when he leaves Manchester City.

Macclesfield players refuse to play, Crewe game off

Macclesfield's Sky Bet League Two game with Crewe on Saturday has been postponed, the EFL has confirmed.

‘Let’s be realistic’ – Ferguson rules out permanent Everton role

Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson admits it is not realistic for him to take over permanently at this stage despite it being his dream job.

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll could be rested after first start of the season

Newcastle will check on striker Andy Carroll ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Southampton.

Jose Mourinho ‘not worried’ by Chelsea’s transfer ban being lifted

Jose Mourinho is unconcerned by Chelsea’s transfer ban being lifted and believes his former club may struggle to strengthen their team even with a “multi-million budget”.

West Ham to check on fitness of Michail Antonio for Arsenal clash

Michail Antonio faces a late fitness test ahead of West Ham’s home game against Arsenal on Monday.

Old Firm League Cup finals in numbers

Rangers meet Celtic in Sunday's keenly-awaited Betfred Cup final at Hampden Park – but what are the numbers behind this particular fixture?

Pellegrini still eyeing top half in ‘special’ Premier League season

Manuel Pellegrini remains confident West Ham can climb back into the top half of the Premier League table despite their sorry form.

Lampard welcomes lifting of transfer ban but promises to keep ‘balance’

Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea face a big recruitment “challenge” after the Blues’ transfer embargo was lifted.

City duo Zinchenko and Gundogan set to return for Manchester derby

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan are back in contention as champions Manchester City host derby rivals Manchester United in the Premier League.

Young: United relish being underdogs

Ashley Young says Manchester United thrive off being labelled as underdogs - and hopes being outsiders for this Saturday's Manchester derby also plays in their favour. 

Millar adjusting to life as marked man at Kilmarnock

Liam Millar admits he is adjusting to being a marked man at Kilmarnock.

Zidane will not stop Real Madrid star Bale from playing golf

Zinedine Zidane says he will not stop Wales star Gareth Bale from playing golf in his spare time.

Classic derbies between City and United

The first Manchester derby of the season takes place on Saturday with Premier League champions City hosting United.

Watford close to appointing Pearson

Nigel Pearson is in talks to become the new Watford manager, with a deal close to being agreed, Sky Sports News understands.

Manchester United link up with Chinese company Alibaba Group

Manchester United have taken another significant step in China by agreeing a new partnership with Alibaba Group.

Boss Rodgers commits long-term future to Leicester

Brendan Rodgers has committed his long-term future to Leicester with the signing of a new five-and-a-half-year deal.

Wilder: We need to strengthen in January

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder insists the club will need to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window.

Everton eye Vitor Pereira and Carlo Ancelotti as possible Marco Silva replacements

Everton identify Vitor Pereira and Carlo Ancelotti as top targets to replace Marco Silva as manager.

Rodgers signs Leicester deal until 2025

Brendan Rodgers has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Leicester City, ending speculation over a move to Arsenal.

Arsenal interest in Mikel Arteta forces Pep Guardiola to line up replacement - report

Pep Guardiola has reportedly identified former colleague Domenec Torrent as potential assistant manager if Mikel Arteta leaves for Arsenal.

Chelsea free to make transfers in January after ban lifted

Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted, freeing up boss Frank Lampard to make signings in the January window.

Man City-Man Utd combined XI

Do any United players make the Manchester combined XI? The Sky Sports Football Weekend Preview podcast panel discuss...

Mullins aims to bring feelgood factor back to Watford

Interim Watford head coach Hayden Mullins hopes to be able to bring the feelgood factor back to Vicarage Road against Crystal Palace.

James Tavernier says Chris Sutton’s ‘serial loser’ comments are irrelevant

Rangers captain James Tavernier has hit back at Chris Sutton, branding the former Celtic striker’s “serial loser” comments irrelevant.

Lewis Dunk believes Arsenal’s disgruntled fanbase helped Brighton to victory

Lewis Dunk revealed turning Arsenal supporters against their team was part of the plan which saw Brighton pile further misery on the Gunners on Thursday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims dig at Manchester City ahead of derby

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poked fun at Manchester City ahead of the derby by saying “at least we play every year now”.

The Brighton rock of Leeds' promotion push

Ben White has been a pivotal piece of Leeds' promotion push, having arrived on loan from Brighton. We assess his impact and how far he can go.

'A team-mate coming out would be accepted'

Ben Chilwell and James Maddison say Leicester City's dressing-room would welcome and accept any footballer who wanted to come out as gay.

Stephen Robinson has ‘massive concerns’ about illness bug at Motherwell

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has “massive concerns” over a Fir Park bug which leaves five players in doubt for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hearts.

Ole: 'Black Friday' headline worst I've seen

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport's controversial 'Black Friday' headline.

Mane pips Alli & De Bruyne in rankings

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has topped the latest Power Rankings - but who else made the top 50 this week?

Chelsea free to sign players in Jan after appeal

Chelsea are free to sign players in January after their appeal against a transfer ban imposed by FIFA was reduced by half by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Amazon ‘thrilled and humbled’ after first week of Premier League coverage

Amazon Prime has declared its first foray into the Premier League market a success, saying its coverage of the midweek programme was one of the biggest ever streaming events in the United Kingdom.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brands ‘Black Friday’ headline ‘worst front page ever’

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has branded Corriere dello Sport’s “Black Friday” headline “the worst front page” he has ever seen and offered support to Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku.

Solskjaer hopes Martial will return for Manchester United against rivals City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Anthony Martial will be involved for Manchester United against Manchester City but Paul Pogba’s absence is set to continue.

Leicester open contract talks with Brendan Rodgers amid Arsenal links

Leicester are reportedly set to offer Brendan Rodgers a new bumper deal in order to keep Arsenal from poaching him.

Euro Papers: No Utd plans to sell Pogba

Manchester United have no intention of selling Paul Pogba in January, plus more from Friday's European press.

Howe '100 per cent committed' to Bournemouth

Eddie Howe says he is "100 per cent committed" to Bournemouth and is "embarrassed" to be linked with the Everton job after a poor run of form.

Sean Dyche: Burnley not on a level playing field in the Premier League

Burnley manager Sean Dyche enjoys taking on the best coaches the Premier League has to offer but admits it will never be a level playing field for him.

Bruce satisfied with Newcastle form ahead of ‘season-defining’ month

Steve Bruce believes his Newcastle side head into a hectic month in good shape after victory against Sheffield United.

Manchester derby: Selection dilemmas

Will Fernandinho start in City's defence again? Walker or Cancelo? Who starts left-back for Man Utd? And Will Mason Greenwood get the nod again?

PL hits and misses: Arsenal's problems grow

The best of the midweek talking points from Arsenal's need for new leadership to Newcastle's odd VAR-assisted goal.

Allegri in no rush amid Arsenal interest

Massimiliano Allegri, a candidate to be the next Arsenal manager, has said he will wait until the end of the season before making a return to management.

Everton want Pereira to replace Silva

Everton want Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira to replace Marco Silva at Goodison Park, Sky Sports News understands.

Football rumours from the media

What the papers sayManchester United are still hopeful of signing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in January after the Dane rejected them in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

Inside Rowett's revolution at Millwall

Millwall manager Gary Rowett told David Prutton how he's settling into London life as Sky Sports took a behind-the-scenes tour of the club's Bromley training base.

Charlie's Premier League predictions

With a weekend of festive Premier League fixtures on the way, Charlie Nicholas makes his predictions, including Man City vs Man Utd.

Freddie Ljungberg accuses Arsenal players of being ‘scared’

Freddie Ljungberg accused his Arsenal players of being “scared” as defeat at home to Brighton condemned the Gunners to their worst run of form in over 42 years.

Ferguson steps in after Everton give Silva bullet

Duncan Ferguson has been placed in temporary charge of Everton as the club’s board begin their latest search for a manager after sacking Marco Silva.

Ljungberg: Arsenal confidence at rock bottom

Freddie Ljungberg admitted Arsenal's confidence is at rock bottom after his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.

Freddie Ljungberg knows confidence is key to improving Arsenal’s fortunes

Freddie Ljungberg admitted Arsenal’s confidence is at rock bottom after they lost at home to Brighton.

Blades boss Chris Wilder ‘drained’ and ‘saddened’ by VAR

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has criticised VAR insisting he is “drained” and “saddened” by the technology following one of its more bizarre decisions on Thursday night.

Arsenal’s winless streak continues as Brighton pull off stunning win

Neal Maupay headed home a late winner as Brighton inflicted defeat on Arsenal interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg in his first home game in charge.

Gareth Bale is ‘not ecstatic’ at Real Madrid – agent

Gareth Bale’s agent insists the Wales winger’s departure from Real Madrid is not guaranteed despite admitting his client is “not ecstatic” at the club.

'Zaha deserves new challenge and top club'

Wilfried Zaha could leave Crystal Palace in January, according to Italian football agent Federico Pastorello.

Shelvey pounces as Sheffield United stutter to defeat

Sheffield United’s seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a shuddering halt as Newcastle benefited from one of the season’s more bizarre VAR decisions to win 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

Everton want Pereira to replace Silva

Everton want Shanghai SIPG head coach Vitor Pereira to replace Marco Silva at Goodison Park, Sky Sports News understands.

Time runs out for Marco Silva at Everton

Defeat in the Merseyside derby proved the final straw as Everton dismissed manager Marco Silva on Thursday.

What went wrong for Silva at Everton?

From recruitment to set-piece woes, why it went so wrong for Marco Silva at Everton...

Everton sack manager Marco Silva

Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after a run of eight defeats in 11 matches left the club in the Premier League’s bottom three.

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