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# In Demand

This week
29th January 2023 - 1st February 2023
# In Demand
Arsenal make world record bid for Manchester United and England star Alessia Russo
Russo is out of contract at the end of the season.
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2022
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Paris St Germain president admits interest in Marcus Rashford
The England forward will be out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer.
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Ronan O'Gara on England links and why Jack Crowley 'could be the solution' for Ireland
Ronan O’Gara discussed being linked with the England job, Ireland’s November form and Munster out-half Jack Crowley.
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Marcelo Bielsa in contention for vacant job at Bournemouth
With the club’s takeover nearing completion, Bielsa has been targeted as Scott Parker’s successor.
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'We can’t comment on other people’s speculation' - Cullen coy on Lancaster's future
The Leinster head coach also revealed that his house was broken into ahead of last week’s URC opener against Zebre.
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'Fingers crossed he will be our player for the season' - Coleman hopeful Everton can keep Gordon
Chelsea have had a €53 million bid rejected for the talented 21-year-old forward.
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Chelsea in frame to sign Anthony Gordon with Everton looking for £50 million deal
The ambitious US bosses have already spent big on Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka.
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Andy Farrell 'highly regarded' as RFU continues search for next England head coach
Eddie Jones is due to be replaced following next year’s World Cup.
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Liverpool reject second Bayern Munich bid for Sadio Mane
The Senegal striker is out of contract at the end of next season.
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Spurs boss Antonio Conte calls PSG link ‘fake news’
The Italian also made it clear he has no desire for another battle just to get into the top four in England.
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'I like to think he’s pretty happy here' - Cullen hopes to keep Contepomi at Leinster
The province’s backs coach has been linked with the Argentina head coach job.
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Shamrock Rovers' Roberto Lopes subject to interest from European clubs after AFCON performances
Lopes and Cape Verde face Sadio Mane’s Senegal in the last-16 later today.
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St Mirren expecting interest in Jamie McGrath from 'six or seven really big clubs'
The club say they have made the Irish international an ‘incredible’ contract offer.
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Bids rejected for Jamie McGrath as 'some serious clubs' show interest in Ireland midfielder
The man from Meath impressed for St Mirren last season.
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Connacht make approach to sign James Cronin ahead of next season
The western province are looking for an experienced loosehead after Denis Buckley’s injury.
# arrivederci
Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton for second stint at Real Madrid
The 61-year-old Italian previously managed the Spanish giants between 2013 and 2015.
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Irish midfielder Jamie McGrath 'could have a pick of a number of clubs'
The form of the 24-year-old St Mirren midfielder has generated plenty of interest in his services.
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'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.
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'We are certainly not going to rush him' - Ireland make approach for highly rated La Liga teenager
John Joe Patrick Finn has also had interest from England and Spain.
# Back in business
Mick McCarthy takes up Cardiff job weeks after Apoel sacking
The former Ireland boss is keen to put ‘smiles back on players’ faces’.
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Pep Guardiola wants Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona
Man City have been linked with signing the star since the Argentina forward’s summer contract stand-off with Barca.
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'We don't want to sell him' - Celtic look to ward off Milan's interest in Ajer
Speaking ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Riga, Neil Lennon says he’s hoping to keep hold of the Norwegian defender.
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Bristol City and Birmingham keen on Wigan boss Cook
The Championship clubs want to tempt the ex-Sligo Rovers boss to take over.
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Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work
There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.
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Portsmouth boss addresses Championship links to in-form Ireland winger Curtis
The 23-year-old is attracting attention as a result of his recent performances with the League One club.
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United and other suitors 'can keep looking but they can't touch' Grealish
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is aware of the admiring glances being cast in Jack Grealish’s direction.
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Leipzig coach reveals talks with Manchester United target Haaland
Earlier this week, several German media outlets reported that the prolific 19-year-old Norway forward met with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
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Allegri will wait until June for return amid links to Bayern and Arsenal
Former Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri provided an update on his future.
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'Why would I want to leave Leicester?' - Rodgers linked with Arsenal job
The ex-Liverpool and Celtic boss is doing a tremendous job with the Foxes, but is believed to be wanted as Unai Emery’s replacement.
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Eight days after his unveiling at Stormers, Jones was England's new head coach
Eddie Jones may not have been top of the RFU’s list to succeed Stuart Lancaster in 2015, but the efforts made to secure his services have paid off.
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Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching
The outgoing Irish boss has admitted he will take time to consider his future.
# Aaron Connolly
19-year-old Brighton star expected to stay with U21s but senior Ireland call-up 'a possibility'
Aaron Connolly has recently played against Man City, Burnley, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Chelsea.
# Waiting Game
No third bid from Arsenal for Tierney but Celtic boss Lennon has contingency plan
The Gunners have seen two offers for the Scotland international knocked back.
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'It's almost done' - Lille expect £70m-rated Man United and Liverpool target to leave
Star forward Nicolas Pepe looks to be on his way out of the French club this summer.
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Maguire 'equal' to Stones, says Neville, as Manchester rivals close in on England defender
The former United full-back says he’s expecting more interest to be shown in the Leicester star this summer.
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'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return
He isn’t ruling out remaining at Crusaders for another year, either.
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Ex-Liverpool bosses Benitez and Rodgers linked to vacant Leicester job
Claude Puel was fired by the Foxes over the weekend after a dismal run of form.
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Gibraltar FA stop online ticket sales to prevent Ireland fans purchasing more than allocation
Mick McCarthy’s first game in charge is away to the Group D minnows next month, and it is now a sell-out.
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'There has been no dialogue': Hodgson responds as Zaha linked with €58 million Dortmund move
Roy Hodgson has made clear Crystal Palace are not interested in cashing in on Wilfried Zaha.
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Liverpool target 18-year-old Italian prospect Tonali, but face competition from Roma
Brescia president Massimo Cellino said leading sides in England and Italy have enquired after the teenager.