Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is wanted by Fenerbahce, Tottenham preparing to make double signing, Charlton teenager wanted by Benfica, plus more.
Emre Akbaba scores twice late on as Turkey complete an extraordinary comeback from 2-0 down to beat Sweden in the Nations League.
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scores twice as Serbia are held at home by Romania in League C of the Nations League.
London Stadium’s owners want West Ham to retract a claim they “deliberately misled” the public over the rent the Hammers pay.
• Scotland 2-0 Albania
• Djimsiti 47og; Naismith 68
There was no acceptable alternative to victory for Alex McLeish in this, Scotland’s Nations League opener. The manager – unmoved from the pitchside for 90 minutes in pouring rain – knew that alright, such has been the scale of audible discontentment as surrounding the Scottish team. Handily for McLeish, Albania provided woefully limited opposition on the kind of mundane occasion so disappointingly removed from those that made Hampden Park a place for visiting teams to fear. Still, in this context, a win mattered more than anything. That Scotland fully deserved it was a bonus.
This success affords McLeish that priceless managerial commodity: breathing space. Earlier friendly fixtures cannot be discarded in analysis of this, McLeish’s second tenure, but here Scotland won when it mattered. The Nations League may yet prove their major tournament salvation.
Harry Maguire talks to BBC Radio 5 live’s Ian Dennis about his rise from League One to World Cup semi-final in the space of four years.
Andre Silva strikes a stylish goal as Portugal take control of their Nations League group by beating a disjointed Italy in Lisbon.
Blackpool appoint Terry McPhillips as manager on a 12-month rolling contract following a successful caretaker spell.
Give your ratings for Scotland’s Nations League opener against Albania
- Nations League updates from the latest set of games
- Football Weekly: the pod on the Nations League so far
- And feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj
Scotland: McGregor, Souttar, Mulgrew, Tierney, O’Donnell, McGinn, McDonald, McGregor, Robertson, Russell, Naismith
Albania: Strakosha, Binaku, Hysaj, Veseli, Xhimshiti, Memshaj, Ndoj, Lilaj, Xhaka, Balaj, Gavazaj
Another wave of games and another foray into the not so long ago unknown, but this is a competition that seems to be growing on us all. Not everyone has given it the thumbs-up, but it’s better than those humdrum, meaningless friendlies. Still, the territory remains the same for Scotland, a team flagging under Alex McLeish. The manager has overseen five matches since his return, but has witnessed just a single win and goal scored. A 4-0 humbling to Belgium was pretty harrowing, and Albania is a must-win, McLeish says so himself. “If we draw or lose, then that is a bad start,” he said. “It doesn’t mean you can’t rescue it but we want to get off to a flyer at Hampden on Monday night.” Albania have always proved awkward opponents and their coach, Christian Panucci, scored to hand Italy passage to Euro 2008 at the expense of the Scots. And Panucci senses blood in their opponents. “They will be suffering after the defeat and will be low on confidence,” he said. Elsewhere, Portugal take on the Italians, while Sweden entertain Turkey.
Kick-offs: 7.45pm (BST)