Manchester United to rival Chelsea for West Ham's Declan Rice

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has emerged as a target for Manchester United, who plan to challenge Chelsea for his signature in the summer.

Dai Greene: Olympics in doubt but we have to believe, we have to stay strong

“In order to keep my intensity up I have to believe Tokyo is going to go ahead, even though it’s kind of at a tipping point"

Faf de Klerk: South Africa is the dream but I'll play anywhere to save Lions series

“Cancellation would be truly devastating. The Lions is a once in a lifetime opportunity"

Scottish Cup draw: Motherwell handed away tie as Hamilton host familiar foes

Airdrie and Clyde were also in the hat for the third round draw

Oh, Hull! Another SOL stalemate for Sunderland

A draw at home to Hull left Lee Johnson waiting for his first home victory in three attempts – and the performance only served to illustrate the issues facing the new head coach.

Amad Diallo has already identified reference point in Man Utd first team

The 18-year-old officially joined from Atalanta in the January transfer window after Manchester United struck a deal for the winger last summer

Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace: 5 talking points as Gunners labour to Emirates bore draw

Arsenal could not break down Crystal Palace's stubborn resistance as Mikel Arteta's side failed to provide the spark required to see off the Eagles at the Emirates

Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund

After a cagey first half stalemate, both Leipzig and Dortmund changed tactics and BVB got the better of the Red Bulls

Angry Thomas Muller snaps during interview as Bayern Munich embarrassed in German Cup shock

Bayern Munich were dumped out of the German Cup by second division Holstein Kiel on Wednesday night, with Hansi Flick's side's penalty shootout defeat ensuring their earliest DFB Pokal exit since the 2000-01 season

The best English managers in football - ranked

After Pep Guardiola lauded Brighton boss Graham Potter, we take a look at the best Englishmen plying their trade in the managerial game

Schalke close on unwanted record, Atletico defend Liga lead - what to watch in Europe this weekend

Struggling German giants Schalke have to win to avoid equalling an unwanted record, while a chastened Atletico Madrid return to their La Liga title quest and there are big games at the top of the table in Italy and Holland. However, in La Liga they are two points clear at the top from Real Madrid, and have two games in hand.

Brian Rice hopes Premiership season can finish as clubs are warned about celebrating

The Accies manger discusses finishing the season, celebrations and having sympathy for lower leagues

Hamilton v Motherwell: Lanarkshire rivals assessed ahead of crunch derby clash

A closer look at the two sides ahead of a mouthwatering clash to kick-off 2021

The teams the last time Man Utd beat Liverpool at Anfield

The teams from the last time Manchester United won against Liverpool at Anfield in January 2016. Wayne Rooney score the winner.

Robbie Neilson's 7 vital Hearts challenges as third force Premiership ambitions dominate winter window thinking

The Jambos hold a five-point lead in the Championship despite a second league defeat in 10 games but there's work to do if they want to become a force to be reckoned with next season.

Premier League, EFL & Women's Super League introduce enhanced COVID-19 measures

With more games being postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks within clubs, the FA, Premier League, EFL & Women's Super League have announced stricter guidelines

Barca edge Sociedad in shootout to reach Super Cup final

Barca edge Sociedad in shootout to reach Super Cup final

Eric Garcia set to join Barcelona on free transfer

Eric Garcia is expected to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona on a free transfer when his contract expires.

Atletico tighten grip on La Liga lead with win over Sevilla

Atletico tighten grip on La Liga lead with win over Sevilla

Ian Wright and Mesut Ozil in agreement over Arsenal outcast's long-term replacement

Mesut Ozil is believed to be closing in on his Arsenal exit, with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hinting the situation will soon be resolved

Nigerian boy hopes for future in soccer after setting freestyle world record

Nigerian boy hopes for future in soccer after setting freestyle world record

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and pathway to England gives Hamilton kids hope, says Aaron Martin as he hails Scottish Premiership standard

The Accies defender raves about the standard of Scottish football and believes players can follow van Dijk pathway to top

Celtic and Rangers' 6 box-office transfer options as forgotten stars search for redemption

Even the most of detailed signing plans can change when a big-name option becomes available.

Real Madrid may have been woeful in Athletic Club defeat, but Eden Hazard’s performance is reason to smile

Despite a dismal display from Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, Eden Hazard looked the sharpest he has done since joining the club and was a constant threat

Starting XI: Is this the Sunderland side that will take on Northampton this afternoon?

Who do you reckon will make the starting eleven when Sunderland play their rearranged game against Hull City tonight?

Messi on form, a new American star and Bayern beaten: Talking points from around Europe

Lionel Messi is bang in form in the new year, Schalke avoided matching the Bundesliga record for the most consecutive games without a win and there was a very rare defeat for Bayern Munich. AFP Sport rounds up some of the main talking points from across the continent: - Messi means business - Lionel Messi looks like a man on a mission at the start of 2021 and what could be his final six months as a Barcelona player. On Saturday he scored twice...

Who is Arsenal's new director of football operations Richard Garlick?

Everything you need to know about Arsenal's new director of football operations Richard Garlick

8 next Motherwell manager candidates as Steelmen search for quick-fire Stephen Robinson replacement

The Steelmen are an ambitious club who haven't been shy to try new things on and off the pitch and get the chance to do so again.

Keane seals win for Everton at Wolves

Keane seals win for Everton at Wolves

Cavaleiro leads way as Fulham battle back to draw at Spurs

Cavaleiro leads way as Fulham battle back to draw at Spurs

Foden grabs winner as Man City edge out dogged Brighton

Foden grabs winner as Man City edge out dogged Brighton

Neymar on the spot as PSG clinch French Super Cup against Marseille

Neymar on the spot as PSG clinch French Super Cup against Marseille

Silva double earns Man City 3-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham

Silva double earns Man City 3-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham

Wayne Rooney – the greatest English player of his generation

Wayne Rooney should be remembered as the great English player of his generation as he retires to become permanent Derby County manager.

Roker Roundup: Manager of St Johnstone left back linked to Sunderland wants him to stay

Whilst St Johnstone left back Scott Tanser has been linked with a move away - with Sunderland said to be interested in his services - their manager wants him to stay and sign a new deal.

Leicester City to Face Brentford in Fourth Round of FA Cup

Get your Oprah gifs ready for this one.

Reader’s Corner: Is Elliot Embleton the solution to Sunderland’s creative problems?

Welcome to Reader’s Corner, where we invite YOU, the good folk who skim these pages to offer your own articles up for our website. Today, Roker Report reader Jack Dodds says we need to improve our creativity – and the answer to our problems could lie within.

Cardiff star Sol Bamba speaks for first time since devastating cancer diagnosis

Bamba, who told his team-mates of his cancer diagnosis on Monday before the club released a public statement, wants to attend the training ground and Cardiff games as much as possible

Celtic and Rangers players unite in touching tribute to victims of the Ibrox disaster

Both sides of the Old Firm fell silent ahead of their crunch Premiership tie on the 50th anniversary of the stadium tragedy.

Update on Kieren Tierney's calf injury

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has avoided a serious calf injury and could return against Newcastle United.

Everton at Wolverhampton Wanderers match preview - key players missing as Toffees head to Molineux

Injuries are once again hampering Ancelotti’s team selection

5 bold Celtic transfer moves that could provide January spark to reignite 10 In A Row challenge

Neil Lennon is in a difficult spot but if he takes decisive action there is no reason why Celtic can't hit the ground running once again in the New Year.

Liverpool in seventh heaven as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah doubles see Reds top table at Christmas

As much as a performance of champions, it was different individual displays of Liverpool’s exacting quality, and a goal of the month competition all in one match. This 7-0 win over Crystal Palace was a victory as special and as era-defining as anything we’ve seen in Jurgen Klopp’s half-decade in charge. And that in a season when they have been someway off their highest level. It was that good, that ominous for everyone else. It was also a...

Steve Bruce responds to 'personal' criticism from Newcastle United fans

Steve Bruce has responded to criticism from Newcastle United fans and admitted his side are in a relegation battle.

Wayne Rooney's 10 defining matches: Best and worst moments as Man Utd and England legend retires

Rooney earned 120 caps for England, scoring 53 goals, and won five Premier League titles with Manchester United, plus the Champions League in 2008

5 questions facing Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool lose top spot to Man Utd

Liverpool trail their rivals by three points in the Premier League table after letting their lead slip but have a chance to make amends when they welcome United to Anfield on Sunday

Luis Alberto double inspires Lazio to Rome derby win

Luis Alberto double inspires Lazio to Rome derby win

Is Zidane’s counter-pressing finally taking shape?

Zinedine Zidane’s version of positional play might finally be complemented with a counter-pressing scheme of its own.

Jose Mourinho fires Tottenham title warning after they fail to "kill" Fulham

Mourinho was very frustrated after Tottenham were held by Fulham despite a glut of first half chances before hitting the post in the second half

Garcia double as Athletic send Real out of Super Cup

Garcia double as Athletic send Real out of Super Cup