- Arsene Wenger, Leonardo Jardim and Andre Villas-Boas turned down the chance to manage Fulham before they appointed Claudio Ranieri.
- Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is wanted by Everton on a free transfer when his deal runs out next summer.
- Roma are tracking Ashley Young and ready to make a bid for the Manchester United star in January.
- Aidy Boothroyd will embark on a series of visits to leading Premier League clubs to iron out potential issues ahead of next summer’s U21 European Championships.
- Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland will enter into a tug-of-war over defender Jimmy Dunne.
- Chelsea have been backed to sign Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
- Chelsea are to reward their captain, Gary Cahill, for six years of fine service with a loan in January to secure more regular first-team football in a move which will effectively bring the curtain down on his career at Stamford Bridge.
- England legend Gary Lineker has revealed he was once offered a trial by Celtic.
- Ann Budge has revealed mystery benefactors have handed Hearts £1m towards player wages.