Neymar nets 400th goal of career, Farke SACKED by Norwich, Howe watches Newcastle draw, Chelsea transfer news LATEST

BRAZILIAN superstar Neymar reached the landmark of 400 career goals as PSG overcame Bordeaux 3-2 on Saturday night.

The striker now has an impressive 88 goals in 126 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants, as well as 70 international strikes to his name.

Meanwhile, Daniel Farke watched Norwich beat Brentford for their first win of the Premier League campaign – but the German was axed just hours after the victory.

And Newcastle were watched on by Eddie Howe as they drew 1-1 with Brighton in an exciting late kick-off at the Amex.

We've also the very latest from Chelsea who are eyeing a swoop for Attila Szalai in January.

Get all the latest football news, updates and transfer gossip below…

  • Joshua Mbu


    Arsenal legend Paul Merson says his former club ‘should be able to win’ against Norwich later today.

    Merson does, however, highlight Watford’s strength on the counter attack. 

    Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson said: “Arsenal are flying in the Premier League. They’re playing really well at the moment, but they need to be careful against Watford. 

    “Arsenal got great results against Leicester and Aston Villa, and they’re playing with plenty of pace and energy.

    “Watford are a decent team on the counter and stunned Everton last week. Arsenal are building their team very well at the moment, and are nine games unbeaten now. They have a couple of hard matches after Watford, and going into their Liverpool game with a ten-match unbeaten streak would help the team.

    “Arsenal had no points in their first three games and weren’t able to score a goal, while Tottenham were at the top of the Premier League table. Spurs have now sacked their manager, and Arsenal are flying – it’s a strange game, this.

    “In four weeks’ time, Arsenal could well be battered by Liverpool and we’d be calling them flat-track bullies. 

    “But we have to give them credit where it’s due, and they are defeating teams that they should be putting away. Arsenal are looking good at the moment and should be able to win this game.”

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    Ralf Rangnick is interested in becoming Man Utd manager should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get sacked, reports say.

    According to Bild journalist Christian Falk, Rangnick would be interested in a move to Old Trafford.

    The 63-year-old is well known for his role within the Red Bull network.

    And he has had big influences on coaches such as Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann.

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    Barcelona's Pedri will be a strong contender to pick up the Golden Boy award after playing over 70 games last term for club and country.

  • The Sun


    Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira wants to hijack Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s move to Italian high-fliers Napoli.

    Vieira is a huge fan of the Cameroon midfielder, who is on loan from Fulham and one of the shock successes during Napoli’s sensational campaign.

    The Eagles boss is still smarting that he failed to land Anguissa, 25, last summer when Serie A Napoli stepped in to take him and also offered an option to buy from Fulham.

    However, Vieira hopes he can persuade his money men to go big next time and land the powerful all-action star.

    Napoli will keep Anguissa for the season but Vieira is already looking to next summer and building his squad.

    Fulham want around £20million for Anguissa but that fee may come down as he will have only a year left on his contract at Craven Cottage by next summer.

  • The Sun


    Newcastle want to sign Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha when the winter window opens.

    The Toon sent their top spy to watch Strakosha play in the Europa League last week.

    Strakosha, 26 – who has 16 caps for Albania – can quit the Serie A side at the end of his contract next summer.

    He has been with Lazio all his senior career but is looking for a new challenge.

    Newcastle hope they can push through a quick switch by agreeing a pre-contract on January 1 and then offering Lazio a low price to land him immediately.

    Strakosha wants to move because he has only played in Europa League games this season, while veteran Pepe Reina is the No 1 choice for the league.

    The Magpies are in the hunt for a new keeper, with Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen said to be on the radar.

    Manchester United’s Dean Henderson has also been mentioned but even a loan would be costly.

  • The Sun


    Neymar scored a brace tonight in a nervy 3-2 victory for PSG over Bordeaux, taking his career tally to 400 goals.

    The Brazilian has an astonishing 70 goals in 115 appearances for his national team.

    And tonight took his PSG tally to 88 goals in 126 appearances.

    The Parisians were 3-0 up after an hour, but had a late scare as Bordeaux scored two late goals to take it right to the wire.

    The win put PSG ten points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on 34 points from 13 games, ahead of closest rivals Lens on 24.

    Neymar also dedicated his first goal against Bordeaux to 26-year-old Brazilian singer Marília Mendonça, who died in a plane crash on Friday.

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  • The Sun


    Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati, 19, was substituted after 46 minutes during their 3-3 draw with Celta Vigo today due a hamstring injury.

    The teenager, who has just signed a contract extension at the Nou Camp until 2026, had only just returned from a nine month spell on the sidelines.

    In November of last year, the 18-year-old ruptured the internal meniscus of his left knee and he has since undergone four operations.

    He returned to action at the end of September and has since scored three goals in five La Liga appearances.

    He also scored the winner in their Champions League tie with Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday, but could now face another month on the sidelines.

    Fati opened the scoring for Barca today and the Spanish giants were 3-0 up by half-time.

    But Celta Vigo staged a late comeback and drew 3-3, thanks to a 96th minute equaliser from Iago Aspas.

    Fati has also had to withdraw from the Spain national team squad for their upcoming fixtures and has been replaced by Espanol's Raul de Tomas.

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  • The Sun


    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel cut a frustrated figure with his side failing to extend their lead at the top of the table after their draw with Burnley.

    The Blues had 25 shots, but only managed four on target, despite having 70 percent possession.

    Speaking after the match, Tuchel said: “We are disappointed because if we played this game 100 times we’d win it 99 times, but today was the day where we did not win it.

    "It’s on us to score the second goal that would have decided it because it’s always possible that you miss one ball, you miss one cross of them and this can happen in high level football.

    We don’t want it to happen, but it can happen. But like I said, it’s on us, it’s our fault and we should have scored the second one and won the game.” 

    The result means Chelsea are just three points clear of title rivals Man City and Liverpool can cut their gap to just one point if they beat West Ham tomorrow.

  • The Sun


    Norwich have confirmed that Daniel Farke has been sacked and will leave the club with immediate effect after four and a half years at the club.

    Farke first won the Championship with Norwich back in 2018-19, winning 94 whilst playing attractive and exciting football.

    But the Canaries finished rock bottom of the Premier League the following season and were relegated straight back to the second tier.

    Norwich were even better in the Championship the following season, comfortably winning the league with 97 points.

    But their form since returning to the Premier League this season has been diabolical.

    The East Anglian club lost eight of their opening ten games and were sat bottom of the league after scoring just five goals and conceding 26.

    They were also on the receiving end of a 7-0 thrashing by Chelsea and a 5-0 drubbing by Man City, leaving their goal difference in tatters.

    And despite earning their first win today with a 2-1 victory over Brentford, time was finally called on Farke's tenure at Carrow Road.

  • The Sun


    Arsenal are reportedly set to go head to head with rivals Spurs for in-demand Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in January.

    Vlahovic was thought to be Spurs' preferred candidate to replace Harry Kane, should the England captain have left for Man City in the summer.

    But because Kane stayed at Spurs in the end, a move for Vlahovic never materialised, opening the door for Arsenal to sign the 21-year-old striker.

    Vlahovic has already scored ten goals in 12 games for his club this season and will cost a pretty penny, with Arsenal prepared to pay £68m for the Serbian.

    Fiorentina are happy to accept the offer, but reports suggest the player remains unconvinced about a move to the Emirates.

    It is claimed he is waiting to see if a better offer comes in next summer, though the Gunners are reportedly determined to land their man.

    His contract expires at the end of next summer and La Viola are reportedly prepared to cash in now rather than lose him for free later on.

  • The Sun


    Christian Falk of German newspaper Bild claims that Ralf Rangnick is still interested in becoming the Manchester United manager.

    Rangnick has previously managed RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg and helped turn them into competitive clubs in Europe, as well as inventing the Gegenpressing style of play.

    He is said to have inspired the tactical styles of Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, Julian Nagelsmann and Ralph Hasenhuttl.

    He is currently the Manager of Sports and Development for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.

    But it is claimed Rangnick would be very interested in the job at Old Trafford, should it become available.

  • The Sun


    Eddie Howe has been spotted in the stands at the Amex with one of Newcastle's new owners Amanda Staveley.

    It was also expected that Newcastle's fixture this evening against Brighton would be interim manager Graeme Jones' final game in charge.

    And with the Newcastle board keen to get a manager in situ by the international break, Howe's presence alongside Staveley all but confirms his appointment.

    Newcastle have just gone 1-0 down thanks to a Leandro Trossard penalty and are currently rock bottom of the Premier League, without a win in 11.

    Howe was Bournemouth boss for eight years and took them from League One to the Premier League and managed to keep them up for four seasons.

    His first game as Newcastle boss will be against newly promoted Brentford on 20 November, who got off to a flying start but were beaten 2-1 today by Norwich.

  • The Sun


    Sergio Ramos' brother has claimed that the former Real Madrid captain will return to action soon to make his PSG debut and will not retire or leave the club.

    Ramos, 35, joined the Parisian club on a free transfer in the summer after 16 years at Real Madrid.

    But he has not yet featured for his new club, despite joining over four months ago.

    Ramos picked up an injury in the summer which has kept him out until now.

    Though there were rumours that the defender could quit PSG, which have now been squashed by Ramos' brother.

  • Justin Lawrence


    Antonio Cassano has slammed Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici for selling Joao Cancelo when he was at Juventus.

    The Portuguese, 27, was bought by Manchester City in 2019.

    Cassano believes Juventus made a terrible decision to let him leave.

    He told Bobo TV: "I understand that Inter does it [due to financial problems], but that Juventus sells him… it seems crazy to me.

    "£40 million? I wouldn't have even sold him for £400m.

    "It was sporting director Fabio Paratici who sold him. He doesn't even know how he ended up at Tottenham.

    "Selling Cancelo is spitting in football's face. He's a phenomenon, he would make a difference even playing as a striker."

  • Justin Lawrence


    Napoli will honour their favourite son by wearing a celebratory shirt this month featuring Diego Maradona's image.

    November 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the Argentina legend's death aged 60.

    And the Serie A giants are marking the occasion with a special jersey emblazoned with the World Cup winner's image on the front with a huge fingerprint.

    The Blues will show off the kit, called 'Maradona Game', for three games – against Verona (Sunday, November 7), Inter (November 21) and Lazio (November 28).

    The limited edition shirt is available in three different colours, with only 1926 per design in honour of the year the club were founded.

    A proportion of all sales will go to charities of Napoli's choice.

  • Justin Lawrence


    'Technical issues' at St Andrew's delayed Birmingham's Championship clash against Reading by 30 minutes.

    The club advised supporters travelling to the ground for Saturday's 3pm scheduled kick-off to 'halt their journeys'.

    Birmingham then confirmed with less than an hour to go that kick-off had been moved to half an hour later.

    A system failure at around 1pm caused an issue with the ticket scanners and fans were kept outside the stadium.

    The technical issue also affected the ground's CCTV.

    On-site engineers were on hand to help fix the issues and supporters began entering the stadium at around 2.20pm.

    Both teams are floating middle of the pack in the second tier.

  • Justin Lawrence


    Wesley Sneijder's family have been 'threatened by gangsters' as he and Dirk Kuyt were allegedly questioned by police as part of a criminal investigation.

    The pair are reportedly embroiled in a major probe into illegal activity in the Netherlands.

    According to Algemeen Dagblad via Voetbal Primeur in their homeland, Sneijder and Kuyt are witnesses as cops look into 'The Hague Godfather' known as Piet S.

    Kuyt, 41, has already admitted to betting on an illegal gambling website while Sneijder denies any involvement.

    Discontinued site Edobet is thought to have been set up by Piet S's son.

    Ex-Liverpool forward Kuyt was accused of waging up to £21,000 per day.

    Meanwhile, it was quoted thugs said Sneijder and his family would be 'kicked into hospital' if he did not pay debts owed – even though the ex-Inter Milan man insists he has not bet on the website

  • Justin Lawrence


    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his contribution against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

    Although the Reds head coach does want more from the ex-Arsenal midfielder.

    He said: “He played a really good game against Atletico (in midweek), very mature.

    “He had his ‘Oxlade-Chamberlain’ moments – good with the ball and all that kind of stuff – but we need ‘Mr Oxlade-Chamberlain’ as well, the mature one, the calm one, the closing one.

    “We had a proper talk before the game about what we expect and he fulfilled the role really well and I was happy with him.

    "The problem is, when you haven’t played for a long time and you consider the situation, you think you have to convince people."

  • Justin Lawrence


    Barcelona scouts have made a startling trip to Fleetwood Town to watch young English centre-back James Hill.

    The Catalan giants watched the 19-year-old's performance with a keen eye during his side's 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion last month.

    Hill is out of contract at Fleetwood in the summer despite being offered a new deal at the end of last season.

    Along with Barca, The Mail also believe he has attracted a lot of interest from Premier League clubs.

    The revelation of Barca's visit comes just days after he was selected in Lee Carsley's England Under-21s squad for the first time.

  • Justin Lawrence


    Real Madrid are prepared to offer Antonio Rudiger a deal worth £200,000 per week, according to reports.

    The Spanish giants have identified the Chelsea centre-back as a key transfer target ahead of next season.

    Rudiger is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer and discussions over a new deal with his current employers have stalled.

    Bayern Munich, Tottenham and Manchester City have all been linked with the former Roma stopper.

  • Justin Lawrence


    Toni Kroos is expected to 'end his career at Real Madrid,' according to his agent – with the midfielder himself taking to social media to have his say on the matter.

    It comes as a blow for Newcastle and Liverpool who have both been linked with a move for the 31-year-old World Cup winner.

    Kroos' agent, Volker Struth, told SPORT1 journalist Florian Plettenberg: "I think that Toni will end his career at Real Madrid.

    "He hasn’t told me in any phone call that he would like to leave. He and his family are very happy in Madrid."

    And Kroos himself retweeted Plettenberg, captioning his post: "NEWS," in quotation marks alongside a sleeping emoji.

  • Justin Lawrence


    Eric Bailly created an unfortunate piece of history at the start of the Manchester derby as he comically turned the ball into his own net to give Man City the lead.

    A cross from the left-hand side was inadvertently tucked away by the outstretched Bailly as the visitors took a seventh minute lead at Old Trafford.

    It is the first own goal a United player has ever scored in the Manchester derby.

    Reacting to the moment of madness, a depleted Gary Neville simply said: "Poor defending and poor goal."

  • Justin Lawrence


    Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the three best right-backs in the world, according to Brazil legend Cafu.

    The 51-year-old played in three World Cup finals in a row on the right of a back four between 1994 and 2002, so is well qualified to judge today's very best.

    Asked about his favourite right-backs by Marca, he said: "I really like Achraf (Hakimi), from PSG, and (Dani) Carvajal. Dani seems very good to me.

    Further quizzed on why he likes Carvajal, Cafu added: "Because he has personality.

    "He is always at the forefront of attack, he defends very well, he attacks very well and, then, he is a boy who, taking away from this last period of injuries, has always maintained a regularity.

    "Oh, and I'm not forgetting Alexander-Arnold from Liverpool, who is also very good."

  • Justin Lawrence


    Antonio Conte waited for the Manchester United job to become available until the very last minute before joining Tottenham, according to reports.

    The 52-year-old Italian was confirmed as Nuno Espirito Santo's successor at Spurs earlier this week.

    Journalist Roberto Gotta told Tuttomercatoweb: “I understand that there was a wait until the last moment; Manchester United have a better squad and more decisive players.

    “However, Manchester United have never publicly lacked confidence in Solskjaer. Perhaps even to reassure him.

    “Conte in Manchester should have won immediately, while in Tottenham, he should have prepared the team for next season.

    “I think he did the right thing, or else he risked not doing half of it.”

  • Justin Lawrence


    Edinson Cavani has been DROPPED from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad ahead of the Manchester derby today.

    The Uruguayan scored in Man Utd's 3-0 victory over Tottenham last weekend as he partnered Cristiano Ronaldo up top.

    But he is nowhere to be seen ahead of the highly-anticipated clash with Premier League champions Man City this afternoon as Mason Greenwood looks set to play alongside Ronaldo.

    Reports in Uruguay have claimed Cavani is injured, but Solskjaer did not reference any form of problem in the pre-match press conference.

    Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has dropped Jack Grealish to the bench for the trip to Old Trafford.

    City take on their local rivals in United's first home game since they were trounced 5-0 by Liverpool 13 days ago.

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