FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Neymar poised to sign Barca deal, Celtic sign ex-England man, Mourinho ‘begging for the sack’

The latest football rumours and headlines from around the world today...

Barcelona are ready to hand Neymar a new contract and also have enough money to sign players in January, the club’s economic vice-president Susana Monje revealed on Thursday amid reports of a budget crisis at Camp Nou.

The deal for Neymar would kill off any hopes of English clubs trying to bring the Brazilian to the Premier League. (

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Celtic have handed former West Ham striker Carlton Cole an 18-month contract following his recent stint training with the club.

The 32-year-old, who has been capped seven times by England, had been out of contract since last summer when he left the Hammers at the end of his contract. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino plans to rest 22-year-old England striker Harry Kane during a hectic run of fixtures to avoid adding to his injury list. (Telegraph)

Former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho “looks like he’s begging for the sack”. (TalkSport)