Everton and Nottingham Forest face minimum six-point deductions this season after PL rule breach – Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea are lining up moves for Karim Benzema or Roberto Firmino; Newcastle’s Joelinton is expected to miss rest of season with injury; Toon’s move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is off as it stands; PSG are monitoring developments with Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes

The top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s newspapers…


Everton and Nottingham Forest face minimum six-point deductions this season after being accused of breaching Premier League financial rules.

Chelsea are reportedly lining up sensational transfer moves for Karim Benzema or Roberto Firmino to solve their striker problems.

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Sky Sports News chief news reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains the process behind charges brought against Everton and Nottingham Forest

Christopher Nkunku’s injury does not appear to be as serious as first feared in a fresh boost for Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Crystal Palace are chasing Colombia international right-back Daniel Munoz and trying to pull off a shock deal.

Mark Halsey has called for the delayed offside flag to be scrapped to avoid more serious injuries.

Dick Advocaat has come out of retirement again at the age of 76 to manage Curacao.

Eric Dier has ruled out staying with Harry Kane as there is no room in his Munich mansion.

Reading have been dealt another seismic blow after the club accepted an offer to sell fan favourite Tom Holmes.


Manchester United have ruled out a move for Karim Benzema to help solve their goalscoring crisis.


Saudi Arabia has unveiled designs for a hi-tech stadium atop a 200-metre high cliff near Riyadh where the kingdom plans to stage games at the 2034 World Cup.

Bill Belichick signalled he is ready to get back to coaching less than a week after parting with the New England Patriots, speaking with the Atlanta Falcons about their vacant position.


Newcastle United have been rocked by news Joelinton is expected to miss the rest of the season with injury, while the club’s move for Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is off as it stands.

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The Transfer Show details whether Newcastle United could look to sign Kalvin Phillips in the January transfer window

Ian Maatsen has a £35m release clause in his Chelsea contract, which the club are expected to demand is met for him to leave permanently in the summer.

Rafael Nadal has become an ambassador for the Saudi Tennis Federation, it was announced on Monday, as Saudi Arabia continued to extend its power-base within the world of sport.

Ronnie O’Sullivan launched an astonishing foul-mouthed rant at Ali Carter after he was accused of “snotting” on the floor in the Masters final.


Manchester United have set out their transfer priorities under Sir Jim Ratcliffe and want to sign a top-class forward who is at a similar level to Harry Kane.


Sir Jim Ratcliffe has promised fans that he is not trying to make money out of Manchester United and wants the club to be ‘ruthlessly focused’ on bringing the glory days back to Old Trafford.

Lionel Messi did not attend FIFA’s The Best awards ceremony in London on Monday in favour of staying in America to train with Inter Miami, according to reports.

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ESPN’s Mark Ogden and The Mirror’s John Cross debate whether Lionel Messi deserved to win the men’s player of the year at The Best FIFA Awards 2023

A number of agents have been making their pitch to Manchester United prospect Dan Gore with the promise of finding him a club on loan.

Aston Villa are in talks to sign right back Kosta Nedeljkovic from Red Star Belgrade.

Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring developments with Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes amid the north-east club’s financial concerns.

West Ham would want a fee for defender Ben Johnson as the full-back attracts enquiries from rival clubs.

Inter Milan have joined city rivals AC by expressing interest in Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo.

The bitter legal dispute between Anwar El Ghazi and Mainz has escalated after it emerged the Bundesliga side are set to seek financial damages from the former Aston Villa star to pay for a new striker.

Celtic are one of many clubs interested in a summer move for Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, according to sources in Scotland, though it is likely the Reds would not sell the Irishman for anything but a fair transfer fee if he made the decision to leave.

Jesse Lingard’s new agents have been exploring possibilities in the MLS market over the weekend with Portland Timbers among those sounded out.

Image: Jesse Lingard is a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest last summer

Nottingham Forest continue to owe significant sums to agents and may soon face legal action that could result in winding-up petitions.

The Premier League has reached an out of court settlement with an employee accusing the organisation of racial and disability discrimination.


Rangers and Celtic have opened negotiations to allow away fans into each other’s stadiums for the last two Old Firm league games of the season.

Alfie Barbeary faces a nervous wait to see whether he will be free to play in the Six Nations for England, having been cited for two incidents from one match.


Everton’s potential new owner 777 Partners is facing another lawsuit after an investor started legal proceedings against the Miami-based firm, citing damages of more than $30m (£23.6m).

Udinese defender Antonio Tikvic won’t be joining Watford on loan during this transfer window.

Rodri believes there should be a review of the rules regarding the continuation of play following Ederson’s injury in Manchester City’s victory at Newcastle United.


Tottenham winger Bryan Gil has reportedly requested that the club arrange a permanent buy option if he leaves on another loan deal this month.

Arsenal reportedly do not have the transfer funds to meet Borja Mayoral’s release clause this month.


The wife of Liverpool owner John W. Henry endured a terrifying escape from Iceland after the eruption of a volcano.


Brendan Rodgers and his recruitment team have put another striker in their January sights to take the strain off Kyogo Furuhashi.

Hapoel Tel Aviv want to end Or Dadia’s frustrating stint at Aberdeen.

Josh Doig’s proposed move to Marseille is off.

Aberdeen could face a real fight to keep Duk amid interest from two top leagues.


Scotland’s refs could back calls for the release of VAR audio – if it means they get a wage rise.

Rangers recently made an approach for a highly-rated Argentinian winger Luca Langoni of Boca Juniors, it has been claimed.

Dundee are lining up a return for striker Greg Stewart.

Dundee have stood down their long-serving groundstaff team.


Hearts have offered Lawrence Shankland a lucrative new contract which would make him the highest-paid player at Tynecastle in more than a decade.

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