Here are the latest stories for Tuesday.
ENGLAND: Gareth Southgate has no doubt that Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw are injured, despite Jose Mourinho appearing to question the validity of the Manchester United defenders’ absence.
– West Ham full-back Aaron Cresswell has been handed a first England call-up after being drafted in alongside Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland.
CHELSEA: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has denied he is in contact with Real Madrid and said he is very happy at Stamford Bridge.
ARSENAL: Full-back Hector Bellerin is close to agreeing a contract extension, according to his agent.
LIVERPOOL: The club’s attacking trio of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are “world-class,” according to captain Jordan Henderson.
– The Reds have confirmed that Kevin Stewart, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn have all signed long-term contracts at the club.
REAL MADRID: Arsenal and Germany international forward Mesut Ozil says Cristiano Ronaldo is “one of the greatest footballers in history.”
MAN UNITED: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised for the suspension that will rule him out of the Premier League game against Arsenal on Nov. 19.
– Cristiano Ronaldo has said Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him to join Manchester United in the moments after playing a friendly game for Sporting Lisbon against the Red Devils in 2003.
BARCELONA: Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has revealed that if he could pick one player to join the French champions it would be Barcelona’s Neymar.
MLS: Despite his heroics for Toronto FC, Sebastian Giovinco has been left out of the Italy squad because coach Giampiero Ventura believes “he plays in a league that doesn’t count for much.”
LA GALAXY: Steven Gerrard is ready to continue his playing career when his contract at LA Galaxy expires next month, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
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