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Warren Gatland is back in charge of Wales. Can he get them firing again?

Warren Gatland is back in charge of Wales. Can he get them firing again?

After a dismal period under Wayne Pivac, Wales have called on Warren Gatland to return in the hope of a spike in performances and results. Will it work?

Two of Wales’ last three Six Nations campaigns have seen them finish fifth. In 2022, they suffered nine defeats from 12 fixtures, five of which came at home and included history-making losses to Italy and Georgia in the Welsh capital.

With an ageing squad, which lacked bite and threat, Pivac was leading Wales nowhere fast, and in the end the WRU could stand no more, sacking him after an autumn in which Wales lost to New Zealand, Georgia and Australia.

Gatland, Wales head coach for 12 years between 2007 and 2019, is the man charged with coming in and turning it all around, with the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France now just eight months away.

The Welsh public have been excited by the change, with a level of belief and confidence returning, but will it translate to improvements on the field?

We look at the key aspects of their 2023 squad as they look to rediscover some form…

Fixtures

  • Ireland – Principality Stadium – Saturday, February 4 – 2.15pm (GMT)
  • Scotland – Murrayfield – Saturday, February 11 – 4.45pm (GMT)
  • England – Principality Stadium – Saturday, February 25 – 4.45pm (GMT)
  • Italy – Stadio Olimpico – Saturday, March 11 – 2.15pm (GMT)
  • France – Stade de France – Saturday, March 18 – 2.45pm (GMT)

What’s changed?

Like with England, a lot has changed at Wales. Gatland has replaced Pivac in the top job, while two coaches have departed, and two have remained.

Wayne Pivac was dismissed as Wales head coach after the autumn, following a series of dreadful performances Wayne Pivac was dismissed as Wales head coach after the autumn, following a series of dreadful performances

Wayne Pivac was dismissed as Wales head coach after the autumn, following a series of dreadful performances

Attack coach Stephen Jones and defence coach Gethin Jenkins – both Wayne Pivac appointments – have gone, while forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys and kicking and skills coach Neil Jenkins have been confirmed as remaining.

Gatland then completed his coaching staff with Alex King and Mike Forshaw appointed as attack coach and defence coach respectively.

Gethin Jenkins and Stephen Jones left their roles upon Gatland's return Gethin Jenkins and Stephen Jones left their roles upon Gatland's return

Gethin Jenkins and Stephen Jones left their roles upon Gatland’s return

Former England player King joins following his most recent coaching role at Gloucester, having previously worked at Montpellier, Northampton and Clermont. He also had a brief stint with Wales as attack coach in 2017, while Gatland was away on British and Irish Lions duty.

Former rugby league player Forshaw joins from his role as defence coach at Sale Sharks, where he worked since 2013, and arrives highly recommended. He will look to make the same sort of impact fellow ex-rugby league men Shaun Edwards, Andy Farrell and Kevin Sinfield have done to rugby union defences.

Former Sale Sharks' defence coach Mike Forshaw has been brought in Former Sale Sharks' defence coach Mike Forshaw has been brought in

Former Sale Sharks’ defence coach Mike Forshaw has been brought in

In terms of the playing staff, Gatland has chosen hooker Ken Owens as skipper, while also naming Alun Wyn Jones and Dan Biggar in the squad.

Four uncapped players have been named in Ospreys lock Rhys Davies and centre Keiran Williams, and Cardiff lock/back-row Teddy Williams and wing Mason Grady. Experienced scrum-half Rhys Webb also received a recall for the first time in three years.

What’s hot?

Prior to the Gatland appointment, there was very little at all in the way of positives within Welsh rugby. The removal of Pivac and the return of Gatland does seem to have brought an uplifting effect.

The is also a sense that, for Wales, the only way is up. And Gatland regularly succeeds with Wales previously when backs were against the wall and little was expected.

Jamie Roberts believes Gatland is one of the best coaches in the world and says his return is a 'shot in the arm' for Wales rugby

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Jamie Roberts believes Gatland is one of the best coaches in the world and says his return is a ‘shot in the arm’ for Wales rugby

Jamie Roberts believes Gatland is one of the best coaches in the world and says his return is a ‘shot in the arm’ for Wales rugby

In 2008, he led Wales to a totally unexpected Grand Slam in his first year in charge, a year on from a fifth-placed Six Nations finish and Rugby World Cup in which they were eliminated in the pool stages after defeats to Australia and Fiji.

In 2012, he did the same as Wales won unlikely victories in Dublin and at Twickenham en route, while 2019 brought a third Grand Slam under Gatland, again out of nowhere.

Gatland has a history of achieving with Wales when least expected to Gatland has a history of achieving with Wales when least expected to

Gatland has a history of achieving with Wales when least expected to

Add in World Cup semi-final appearances in 2011 and 2019, plus qualification from the pool of death at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including a memorable win over hosts England despite a wealth of injuries, and Gatland has a track record of achieving the unexpected. It’s for that precise reason Wales fans are believing again.

Another positive is the form of the Ospreys. The regions have been near on diabolical in recent seasons, but this year the Ospreys have picked up landmark Heineken Champions Cup victories at Montpellier and Leicester Tigers, as well as beating the French outfit at home to book a Round of 16 spot.

Fifteen Ospreys players, no doubt filled with a morale boost, have made the Wales squad.

Lastly, the appointment of Forshaw could turn out to be superb, albeit we may not see his impact in this championship, such is his lack of prep time.

Gatland says he would not have taken the Wales job if he felt he could not make a difference heading to the World Cup

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Gatland says he would not have taken the Wales job if he felt he could not make a difference heading to the World Cup

Gatland says he would not have taken the Wales job if he felt he could not make a difference heading to the World Cup

What’s not?

Wales remain underpowered in the forwards, and when up against teams such as France, England and Ireland, it will likely be hard to compete in the power stakes within contact or at the set-piece.

Key players are also beyond their peak years. Owens is 36 yet still Wales’ best hooker, second row Jones is now 37, while back-row Justin Tipuric is 33, fly-half Dan Biggar is 33, and full-back Leigh Halfpenny is 34.

Wales hooker and skipper Ken Owens is 36, and one of a number of important players past their peak Wales hooker and skipper Ken Owens is 36, and one of a number of important players past their peak

Wales hooker and skipper Ken Owens is 36, and one of a number of important players past their peak

Wing Louis Rees-Zammit, one of Wales’ biggest talents and someone who has made a return to form over the last year, injured his ankle playing for Gloucester against Leicester on Christmas Eve, and is unlikely to be fit for the start of the Six Nations.

Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit is likely to miss the start of the Six Nations with an ankle injury Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit is likely to miss the start of the Six Nations with an ankle injury

Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit is likely to miss the start of the Six Nations with an ankle injury

Monday – the same day as the official Six Nations launch – also brought revelations the WRU was facing sexism and discrimination allegations, tarnishing the name of the whole organisation on the eve of the championship.

Indeed, a number of ex-Welsh Rugby Union employees have taken part in an investigation by BBC Wales making accusations about their time at the governing body, while MP and former Wales international Tonia Antoniazzi has expressed “great concerns” over the women’s game in the country.

Indeed, she likened the evidence to the racism scandal which hit cricket following Azeem Rafiq’s allegations against Yorkshire.

Charlotte Wathan, general manager of women’s rugby until her resignation in February last year, claims offensive comments by a colleague left her in tears and feeling sick, while another unnamed contributor says she was left contemplating suicide by her experiences of bullying and sexism at work. Incidents of racism and homophobia are also alleged.

The WRU has been rocked by allegations of sexism and discrimination The WRU has been rocked by allegations of sexism and discrimination

The WRU has been rocked by allegations of sexism and discrimination

The WRU said an “amicable resolution” had been reached with Wathan “satisfying both parties” following an investigation by an external law firm. It said a confidentiality agreement between the parties prevented further details.

A spokesperson said: “The Welsh Rugby Union condemns the use of racist, homophobic or sexist language and states in the strongest possible terms that racism, homophobic, sexist or bullying behaviour has no place in Welsh rugby.”

Gatland’s response on Monday was both ill-advised and very disappointing given the details of the claim, publicly stating: “there’s always two sides to every story” among a wider response. An extremely poor look.

The WRU have since said they will undergo a review of their procedures. But there have been calls for CEO Steve Phillips to resign.

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jo Stevens has called for an independent regulator to investigate the Welsh Rugby Union amid allegations of sexism

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Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jo Stevens has called for an independent regulator to investigate the Welsh Rugby Union amid allegations of sexism

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jo Stevens has called for an independent regulator to investigate the Welsh Rugby Union amid allegations of sexism

Welsh Rugby Union chief, Ieuan Evans says he will take steps to address the culture within the organisation

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Welsh Rugby Union chief, Ieuan Evans says he will take steps to address the culture within the organisation

Welsh Rugby Union chief, Ieuan Evans says he will take steps to address the culture within the organisation

Key player

Jac Morgan. It may be a tad early and more of a one-to-look-out-for type pick, but the standout Wales player of the last six months has been 22-year-old back-row Morgan.

The physically imposing flanker was one of the only players to come out of the autumn with any credit for Wales, with his performances and try-scoring exploits superb.

Young back-row Jac Morgan looks a future star in the making Young back-row Jac Morgan looks a future star in the making

Young back-row Jac Morgan looks a future star in the making

The Osprey debuted for Wales in the 2022 Six Nations, in their only win vs Scotland, but was overlooked by Pivac for the summer tour to South Africa, which Wales lost 2-1.

Morgan’s displays at club level were such that he forced his way back into the set-up and the team during November, scoring four tries over the month, as he showed off his power, energy and promise.

Gatland, working as a pundit in the media during the Test window, dubbed Morgan a “one-man wrecking machine.”

Voted Wales Player of the Year for 2022 by the Welsh public in early January, Morgan looks likely to be an important player for the side now, and for years to come.

Championship record

Six Nations since 2000: Five-time winners (2005, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2019)

Overall: 27 titles outright (1893, 1900, 1902, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1922, 1931, 1936, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1994, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2019)

Wales’ 37-man squad for the 2023 Six Nations:

Forwards (20): Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Gareth Thomas, Scott Baldwin, Ken Owens (c), Bradley Roberts, Leon Brown, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Rhys Davies*, Dafydd Jenkins, Alun Wyn Jones, Teddy Williams*, Taulupe Faletau, Jac Morgan, Tommy Reffell, Justin Tipuric, Christ Tshiunza, Aaron Wainwright.

Backs (17): Kieran Hardy, Rhys Webb, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Rhys Patchell, Owen Williams, Mason Grady*, Joe Hawkins, George North, Nick Tompkins, Keiran Williams*, Josh Adams, Alex Cuthbert, Rio Dyer, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams.

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Thomas Partey: Arsenal midfielder to have MRI scan after FA Cup fourth-round defeat at Manchester City | Football News

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Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will have an MRI scan this weekend after coming off injured in the FA Cup fourth-round defeat at Manchester City.

Partey was substituted at half-time in Friday night’s loss as he was replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirmed the Ghanaian, who has been an influential part of their season, was in “some discomfort”.

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The Independent’s Miguel Delaney and the Press Association’s Simon Peach discuss Arsenal fan’s reaction to the Gunner’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup

Arteta said: “He had some discomfort and it was getting worse and worse.

“He was uncomfortable to continue. (Saturday) or the day after he will have an MRI scan and see what he has.

“We have at the moment the injury of Mo (Elneny). It is not possible to get him fit. (Albert) Sambi has come in and has done well.

“It is true Thomas is a big influence and a big personality and in the second half we didn’t have him.”

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new midfielder before the transfer window closes and any serious injury to the 29-year-old could accelerate those plans ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, with Mohamed Elneny currently out injured.

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Arsenal had a £60m bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo rejected on Friday.

The south-coast club insist Caicedo is not for sale in this January transfer window, but Arsenal remain interested and are deciding whether to go back in with an improved offer.

Late on Friday night, the Ecuador international released a social media post asking Brighton to take up a ‘magnificent opportunity’ following Arsenal’s £60m bid.

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Roberto De Zerbi says he’s spoken to Moises Caicedo like a father, rather than a coach and is hoping he will stay with Brighton till the end of the season

Asked about a move for the 21-year-old following the defeat at City, Arteta responded: “You know that I am not going to comment on any players until anything is done, and I will continue like that.”

Asked if Arsenal hope to be busy in the coming days, the Spaniard replied: “We have been pretty active in the market.

“We have some necessities and if something else is available, the club is willing to try to do it when it is reasonable and hopefully it’s a player that can improve our squad.”

Keane: I expected more from Arsenal at City

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Arsenal’s Rob Holding (left) challenges Manchester City’s Erling Haaland in the FA Cup fourth-round clash

Roy Keane says he “expected more” from Arsenal in their 1-0 FA Cup defeat at City and labelled their performance “disappointing”.

The north London side sit top of the Premier League, five points ahead of City but they were beaten by Nathan Ake’s second-half winner in the first meeting between the two sides this season.

Arteta, however, did make six changes from last weekend’s Premier League win over Manchester United, while City made just two as they included the likes of Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne in their starting XI.

Former Manchester United midfielder Keane told ITV: “It was hard to gauge Arsenal tonight because of the team they put out.

“Looking at the starting line-up you could sense that this was not their priority. They want to get that Premier League title.

“But I know the players are going to be down for the next few days as they don’t want to get beat.

“They’ll recover and if they go on to win the league, they’ll say they had to sacrifice this game, but when you make so many changes particularly defensively, you send the message that you’re not that bothered – which is not a good message to send.

“I expected more from Arsenal tonight but they were disappointing.”

Pep: Arsenal will switch things up in title race

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola embraces his former assistant and now Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions City’s 1-0 win will have any impact on the Premier League title race.

The Spaniard admitted the tactics employed by his former assistant Mikel Arteta surprised him as Arsenal’s man-to-man marking interrupted City’s flow.

“It was a tight game, a difficult opponent,” Guardiola said. “The second half was better apart from 10 minutes after the goal.

“I didn’t expect this approach, the man-to-man. It made the process difficult. In the second half we had to contact more than usual with Erling (Haaland), it is what we had to do. But it is a victory, the next round, we will see what we have to do.”

City head to the Emirates on February 15 in the Premier League but Guardiola said he did not think this result will have any bearing.

He said: “I am pretty sure both teams are going to adjust something.

“I have the feeling now they are going to do something differently.”

Keane: It’ll take a lot to stop City

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Nathan Ake (right) celebrates his second-half winner against Arsenal with Jack Grealish

Guardiola’s side have now won their last three games after suffering back-to-back defeats earlier this month.

Keane told ITV: “Pep Guardiola criticised his players a couple of weeks ago but they’ve reacted well.

“These boys are naturally winners over the past few years so they’re used to it. It’ll take a lot to stop them.

“What we saw tonight was the experience Manchester City have shown over the last few years, knowing how to win games.

“There was one real lapse from Arsenal and they got punished for it.

“It’s good to win matches when you’re not at your very best and there’s a lot more to come from City. They weren’t at their very best tonight but in the FA Cup it’s about getting the job done.”

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FA Cup Hits and Misses: Man City and Arsenal take lessons from Etihad tie, Leandro Trossard catches eye, John Stones suffers injury | Football News

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What lessons will top two take from their cup clash?

Pre-match it felt like Mikel Arteta’s team selection could open the door for a damaging defeat for Arsenal. But in the end his side equipped themselves well and although the FA Cup defeat will frustrate and hurt his players, perhaps the Arsenal head coach escaped the Etihad without his priority – the Premier League challenge – substantially hit by the loss to rivals Manchester City.

The more optimistic Arsenal supporters may even suggest the game offers encouragement, with Arteta likely to field a far stronger starting XI when the sides finally meet in the league at the Emirates on February 15.

But really there was little given away by either side in regards to how that game could play out in a couple of weeks. City looked more effective with Julian Alvarez playing off Erling Haaland, so that could be an option, while Pep Guardiola noted how Arsenal’s man-to-man marking set-up limited his team’s options. Expect him to be already mulling over possible solutions.

He will certainly need to decide on his best defensive options, with Stones looking set to be a doubt, and the two Premier League games both sides have to play before their next showdown could shift the storyline too. Anyway, Arsenal might have Moises Caicedo in their midfield by then.

This was a tie far removed from the all-action thriller that was Arsenal vs Manchester United last weekend but it serves as an intriguing appetiser for the bigger contests to come between the Premier League’s top two so far this season…

Trossard looks like he could become a key asset for Arsenal

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Leandro Trossard made his full Arsenal debut

He’s only been at the club for just over a week but already Leandro Trossard has seamlessly slotted into this Arsenal team – and appears to be a real asset too.

After an encouraging cameo in the final stages of the win over Manchester United on Sunday, Trossard was handed his first start for the Gunners at the Etihad and immediately caught the eye.

Driving down the left flank into the space left unoccupied by Rico Lewis drifting infield, Trossard caused City real problems early on. He teed up Takehiro Tomiyasu for a thunderbolt and another cross was prodded just wide of the post by Eddie Nketiah. In between he hit the target himself, drawing a good stop from Stefan Ortega in the City goal.

He was subbed off after 65 minutes but finished the match as Arsenal’s joint-top chance creator (two), joint-top crosser (two) and also their joint-top tackler. Indeed, his chasing back will have pleased Mikel Arteta, with Riyad Mahrez hardly getting into the game behind him.

Perhaps the one problem for Arsenal was that all this output came from just 21 touches – the fewest of any starter from either side. If Arsenal can find a way to get him even more involved in the coming weeks, new boy Trossard could play a key role in the run-in.

How big a loss will Stones prove in title race?

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Manchester City’s John Stones leaves the field

Pep Guardiola’s face said it all.

John Stones winced and tucked his legs into his chase, to reduce the pain that had shot through his right hamstring in freezing conditions in Manchester.

Trossard had left the England centre-back’s thighs burning for most of the opening half, slightly exposed by Rico Lewis’ exuberance to get forward down the right channel.

Another twist, another turn and Stones felt the ping and his likely period on the sidelines will put Manchester City’s clear depth in this area to the test.

John Stones has excelled this season for City
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John Stones has excelled this season for City

At the start of the month, Guardiola highlighted Stones’ form, telling Sky Sports: “John he played extraordinary in the World Cup and he can adapt perfectly with three or out wide.

“He is playing at the best level, maybe for the first time in seven years since we arrived together. When he is playing like this it’s so good.”

Such was the significance of Stones’ injury, Aymeric Laporte was in no way ready to replace him. Sheepishly, he stripped off as his side temporarily had to play with 10 men.

It was hardly the sharpest of responses from Laporte, who would go on to make a crucial interception shortly after Nathan Ake’s decisive opener.

With fixtures coming thick and fast in February – including the second instalment of this epic trilogy with Arsenal – greater emphasis will be placed on Laporte and Ruben Dias, who was an unused substitute on Friday. It could be a tense wait for Guardiola as Stones is assessed.

Arteta’s harsh Holding lesson learned

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Holding and Erling Haaland battle for the ball

Haaland won five of his seven duels in the first half, predominantly up against Rob Holding. The Arsenal centre-back was booked on the stroke of half-time and it had been coming. It left Mikel Arteta with a conundrum to solve.

Would he be trusted to be careful during the second period against one of the world’s most prolific strikers?

Holding didn’t know whether to stick or twist, and mismatch brought back nasty memories of when he was sent off before half-time in the North London derby at Tottenham towards the end of last season as Arsenal’s season unravelled.

Rob Holding struggled to cope with Erling Haaland
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Rob Holding struggled to cope with Erling Haaland

Holding was also in the Arsenal side that were beaten in the third-round stage last season by Nottingham Forest, which led to Arteta apologising for his side’s display.

With a face like thunder, Arteta ripped into the performance of the players while criticising the low standards that came with it.

“I accept losing guys, I accept losing. I don’t accept these standards, I’m telling you. I don’t accept them, I don’t accept them, these standards,” he said while furiously wagging his finger around.

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Holding was sent off before half time against Spurs

“When I lose a duel, I am upset,” Arteta ended as he stormed out of the dressing-room.

It is a scene that has been revisited more recently as a marker for how far Arsenal have come in the past 12 months, but on Friday night Arteta showed he had learned from harsh previous lessons.

Against the most ruthless finisher in England, the Spaniard took no chances as William Saliba replaced Holding at the interval.

Incidentally, Arteta defended Holding when he was sent off against Spurs last May, telling Sky Sports: “If I say what I think, then I am suspended for six months. I don’t like lying. I prefer not to say what I think. I cannot say what I think. I am so proud of my players. A beautiful game was destroyed.”

But here, Arteta was wise not to make the same mistake twice, for Holding’s own good and for the wider good of his team.

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Real Madrid rule out summer move for West Ham’s Declan Rice – Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Saturday’s newspapers…

DAILY MAIL

Moises Caicedo is considering handing in a transfer request to force a late move to Arsenal or Chelsea

The ECB have offered Azeem Rafiq three days with their legal team to prepare him for the Yorkshire racism hearing next month in a move that will raise questions about the governing body’s role in the process.

Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo has reportedly rejected a move to Bournemouth having told his agent that he has no interest in continuing negotiations with the Premier League club.

Dani Alves has been ‘signing autographs for fellow inmates in prison’ but has since been moved to another jail for ‘security reasons’ after being remanded without bail over an alleged sexual assault.

The Saudi Pro League is set to adjust its rules in a bid to lure Lionel Messi over to the Middle East to join long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

Real Madrid have reportedly ruled out a summer move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

DAILY EXPRESS

James Maddison could still join Newcastle United ahead of next week’s January transfer deadline in spite of Leicester City having already rejected at least one concrete bid for the 26-year-old’s signature, according to reports.

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James Maddison is under consideration by Newcatle

Chelsea have three goalkeepers on their transfer shortlist to put the futures of both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga at risk, according to reports.

Chelsea are ready to launch a fresh swoop for Enzo Fernandez and are even willing to offer Benfica ‘a few players’ in return for the Argentina midfielder, according to reports in Portugal.

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Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez is wanted by Chelsea

THE SUN

Football chiefs are to rip up the rule book on penalties to clamp down on gamesmanship after Emi Martinez’s World Cup antics.

Leicester City are set to complete the signing of Brazilian winger Tete from Lyon until the end of the season.

N’Gola Kante is reportedly set to return from injury for Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Dele Alli finally appears to have won over the Besiktas fanbase after a goalscoring return to the starting line-up.

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Dele Alli had previously fallen out of favour at Besiktas

THE ATHLETIC

Gabriel Martinelli has agreed a new contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2027.

THE TIMES

The bitter rift between Uefa and the former Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, could leave one of the architects of the European Super League liable to legal action from the governing body.

DAILY MIRROR

Nottingham Forest are willing to offload summer signings Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo this month.

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Rangers have tabled an improved £2m package to land Morgan Whittaker.

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