the mirror Rijkaard to make West Ham's Neill first signing as Galatasaray coach
Galatasaray are emerging as a likely destination for released West Ham United defender Lucas Neill.
The Turkish club, who yesterday appointed Dutchman Frank Rijkaard as coach, had tried to lure Neill twice before but are confident this time, even though Olympiakos are also interested.
Harry Kewell is already on Gala's books.
the timesMan City keep tabs on Upson's West Ham contract talks
Manchester City are monitoring Matthew Upson's new contract talks with West Ham United.
The Times says the defender has been in talks to extend his deal beyond the two years he has left but no agreement has been found.
Brooking: England U16s best I've seen
The FA's director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, says the nation's U16 team is one to watch.
He said: "My Under-16s group is probably the best one I've had. We have to protect them, make sure they come through if we are going to be challenging for 2018. There will be concerns unless we do change the way we are doing it.
"There is fantastic knowledge in the Premier League and Football League clubs' academies and centres of excellence, all they are asking for is a platform for their voices to be heard. That's the frustration."
Middlesbrough won't give up on West Ham, Wigan target Bates
Middlesbrough haven't given up on convincing Matthew Bates to sign a new contract.
Wigan Athletic, West Ham
and Sunderland are all chasing the utility and Boro chief Keith Lamb said: "Matthew has a real dilemma. He's a local boy with a great love for the football club.
"His dilemma is his heart tells him he should stay at Middlesbrough because it's his local team and he wants us to do well and get us back into the Premier League as quickly as possible.
"It's going to be difficult for Matthew, but contract negotiations are continuing and we're hopeful we can persuade him to stay with Middlesbrough and that this is where his future lies.
"We are still very hopeful that he will stay. If he goes we'll understand the reasons, but he knows we don't want him go and we're optimistic he'll stay."
Chelsea are weighing up an English record £40m bid for Valencia's highly-rated Spanish international forward David Villa.
Real Madrid are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of France international midfielder Franck Ribery for £60m.
Tottenham have offered David Bentley plus £8m for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.
Villa, though, are interested in taking £10m-rated midfielder Jermaine Jenas from Spurs, and are also keen on Serbian defensive midfielder Nenad Mililjas, who had been interesting Premier League new-boys Wolves.
Barcelona plan to capitalise on the financial problems at Liverpool with a £20m raid for Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano.
The Reds are also set to miss out on their top summer target - Valencia's Spanish midfielder David Silva - because of the budget constraints imposed on manager Rafael Benitez, with Real Madrid favourites to land the player. (Various)
One man who appears to be on his way out of Anfield is Italian defender Andrea Dossena, who is a target for Juventus.
Manchester United's hopes of landing Lyon's £30m-rated striker Karim Benzema have been increased after the president of the French club, Jean-Michel Aulas, said the player was not "untransferable".
Birmingham have been told they must pay £4m if they want to lure defender Scott Dann from Coventry, who have also rejected a £1m bid from the Blues for winger Gary McSheffrey.
England winger Stewart Downing can leave Middlesbrough if the club receive an acceptable offer according to club chief executive Keith Lamb.
Stoke are set to join the race to sign Manchester City defender Richard Dunne, who is also being tracked by Tottenham.
Daily Mail)West Ham have targeted full-backs, Rennes' France international Rod Fanni and Middlesbrough's Matthew Bates, as replacement's for Lucas Neill, who has rejected a new one-year deal at Upton Park.
England manager Fabio Capello says he "does not recognise himself" in the description given of him by Carlo Ancelotti and called for some respect, after the new Chelsea coach described his former AC Milan boss as "surly" and having no dialogue with his players. (Various)
England captain John Terry has urged Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher to reconsider his decision to retire from international football. (Various)West Ham striker Carlton Cole has sought advice from Chelsea front-man Didier Drogba in his quest to become an England regular.
Daily Star) (Full story: The Times)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger turned down the opportunity to become the manager of Real Madrid, despite three meetings with the Spanish club.
Roberto Mancini and Slaven Bilic top the shortlist for the manager's job at Portsmouth after Paul Hart - who took temporary charge last season - was told he wouldn't be offered the job.
Prospective new Wigan boss Roberto Martinez can be a great success at the JJB Stadium according to former Latics manager Ray Mathias.
Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Elano has delivered an ultimatum to the club, demanding they offer him a knew lucrative contract or let him leave.
West Brom manager Tony Mowbray will be confirmed as the new Celtic boss on Monday.
England boss Fabio Capello says England are the Rafael Nadal to Spain's Roger Federer because of their athletic, physical prowess in contrast to the European Champions grace and guile. (Various)
Theo Walcott has confessed he grew a moustache and a designer beard because he was sick of Arsenal players calling him "Sweet Little Boy".