What the papers say Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona as they bid to bring midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Spanish website Sport says United are in the hunt for the Croatian. They might face a battle, however, with Inter Milan also expressing an interest in the 31-year-old.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke was impressed by Lawrence Shankland’s overall performance as the Dundee United striker scored on his first international start.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs called Daniel James “streetwise” to stay down after a heavy collision and insisted the Manchester United winger had passed concussion protocols to continue playing in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia.
Lewis Hamilton dedicated Mercedes’ historic constructors’ championship to the team’s late non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.
Johnny Sexton has questioned the “strange” negativity around Ireland’s World Cup campaign, insisting Joe Schmidt’s men are ready to peak for the All Blacks.
Sir Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are vying to win this year’s Booker Prize, which will be announced tonight.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will begin their tour of Pakistan today as the country heightens security provisions for the couple’s five-day visit.
The family of 19-year-old Harry Dunn has said they will only meet the US woman suspected of causing their son’s death if she promises to return to Britain.
Waitrose is trialling the removal of plastic wrapping from multi-buy cans of vegetables as customers increasingly question the waste it produces.
More than twice as many children are waiting to be adopted as there are families willing to adopt, campaigners have warned.