Newcastle's long-suffering fans are bracing for a bleak midwinter, with coach Steve Bruce and owner Mike Ashley both in the firing line as the club tumble towards the Premier League relegation zone.
David Alaba's father and agent on Tuesday denied press reports claming the Bayern Munich defender had signed a contract with Real Madrid.
AC Milan signed 34-year-old Mario Mandžukić on Tuesday, giving 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic support in attack for the Italian league leader’s title challenge. Milan said the Croatia veteran “agreed on a deal until the end of the current season with an option to extend the contract for the next one." Mandžukić returns to Serie A - where he won four straight titles with Juventus from 2015-19 - after a spell in Qatar with league winner Al-Duhail.