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Barcelona battling to keep Suarez


Barcelona are reluctant to let Denis Suarez join Arsenal this month, according to the Mirror.

Arsenal have made contact with the midfielder's representatives over a possible loan with a view of completing a £20million permanent deal this summer.

However, Barcelona do not want the 25-year-old to leave the Camp Nou just yet and are playing hardball in negotiations.


Guardiola rules out Foden loan


Manchester City youngster Phil Foden will not be allowed to leave on loan during the January transfer window, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The 18-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game this season but Guardiola says he will be integral to the club in coming years.

Read the full story on Goal.

Real Madrid confirm Diaz deal


Diaz convinced of more first-team opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu,

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of midfielder Brahim Diaz from Manchester City on a six-and-a-half year contract.

The youngster opts to return to Spain after City were unable to convince him that he would be given enough opportunities.

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Raiola demands hefty commission for De Ligt deal


Barcelona's bid to sign highly-rated Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt could be held up by the demands of agent Mino Raiola, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Raiola wants commission in the region of €10million (£8.9m/$11.4m) from any club looking to sign the 19-year-old as well as a five-year contract worth €12million (£10.6m/$13.7m) per year.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have also been tracking de Ligt along with his Ajax teammate Frankie de Jong.

Athletic in for Sergio Moreno despite Real interest


Sergio Moreno is on the radar of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad despite continued interest from Real Madrid, report Marca.

The Rayo Vallecano striker has mostly featured in the club's B side this season, but made his debut against Atletico Madrid in August.

Athletic have reportedly been on 19 year-old's trail for some time, and could finally land the Basque-born player in January. 


Inter ready to block Chelsea's Barella bid


Inter are ready to hijack Chelsea's bid for Cagliari's Nicolo Barella, report Corriere dello Sport.

Inter president Steven Zhang is believed the be an admirer of the player, and could be prepared to offer up Gabriel Barbosa and Eder in exchange in order to smooth the gears of any deal.

Chelsea have reportedly readied a €50million bid for the Italian and still hope to wrap up a deal before the end of the transfer window. 

Milan keen on Dendoncker


AC Milan are keen on bringing Wolves' Leander Dendoncker to the San Siro.

Milan's sporting director Leonardo had been hoping to land Youri Tielemans from Monaco, who looks set to leave the principality when the arrival of Cesc Fabregas is confirmed next week.

But the Wolves man has transpired as another name on the Brazilian's radar, and the former Anderlecht player would welcome a move after failing to land a regular first-team spot this season.

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Solskjaer to be given a say over players' futures


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given a say over the future of several Manchester United players, according to the Sun.

Ander Herrera and Juan Mata are two of eight players due to be out of contract in the coming months, and the caretaker will be allowed to make a call over who is kept on.

Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia are also sweating on their futures with their deals set to expire. 

Roma keen on frustrated Miranda


Roma want to bring defender Miranda to the Stadio Olimpico from Inter, report Corriere dello Sport

The Brazilian hasn't played as much as he would have liked this season, and with Inter close to agreeing a deal for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin the 34 year-old will look elsewhere in order to pin down regular game time.

Pique-owned FC Andorra sign Vilanova's son


Tito Vilanova’s son Adria is one of nine new signings brought onboard at FC Andorra as the club begins its first year under the ownership of Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, per Marca.

The centre-back’s Kosmos Holding group took charge in late 2018 at the fifth-tier side and have made a raft of fresh recruits as they look to establish themselves on the Spanish footballing map.

Vilanova the younger, who was previously with RCD Mallorca B, links up with a side coached by former Barca and Ajax midfielder Gabri Garcia, a two-time La Liga and Champions League winner.

Herrera in, Fekir out for Lyon?


Lyon will look to bring Porto’s Hector Herrera on-board as a replacement for the outgoing Nabil Fekir this month, reports Le 10 Sport.

The Ligue 1 outfit were linked with a move for the midfielder ahead of the 2018-19 campaign but were unable to finalise a deal.

Likewise, Fekir was expected to exit the club for Liverpool last year, though it is not currently known who his prospective suitors are.

Gabigol offered to West Ham


Inter will make Gabigol available on loan to Premier League sides, specifically West Ham, after failing to settle at the San Siro, per The Sun.

The Brazilian, who spent 2018 on loan with Santos and rejuvenated his career, is not expected to feature for the Serie A side again despite his return to form.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are still mulling over additional attacking options with the 22-year-old a viable target for the Hammers.

Everton after Atalanta defender Mancini


Everton are monitoring Italy youth international Gianluca Mancini with a view to making a bid for the defender come the end of the season, according to The Mirror.

The Atalanta man has enjoyed an impressive season with the Serie A outfit so far and has also caught the eyes of Inter and Roma.

With Kurt Zouma only on loan from Chelsea until the end of the current campaign, Marco Silva will be keen to further bolster his back-line.

Solskjaer to hold talks over Milenkovic this week


Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunenr Solskjaer will try to convince the Red Devils hierarchy to loosen the purse strings for the pursuit of Nikola Milenkovic, says The Sun.

Solskjaer is only in charge until the end of the season, having replaced Jose Mourinho last month, but the interim manager at Old Trafford has seen an unbeaten start to his tenure.

As such, he is expected to have significant input into transfer dealings this month with the Serbia international one player on the radar.

West Ham to make Candreva bid


West Ham are thought to be reexploring a potential bid for out-of-favour Inter winger Antonio Candreva, per Corriere dello Sport.

The Hammers mulled over a move for the Italy internttionnal ahead of the 2018-19 season but ultimately ceased their pursuit after the arrival of Felipe Anderson.

However, with injuries mounting at London Stadium, Manuel Pellegrini could be considering heading back to Serie A to secure the services of the 31-year-old, who won the Coppa Italia with Lazio in 2013.

Madrid watch Porto's Militao


Real Madrid look set to make a raid on their Portuguese neighbours after the Champions League holders were linked with a move for Porto defender Militao, according to Marca.

Los Blancos are thought to be watching the Brazilian youngster with interest following a breakout season.

Militao formerly played for Sao Paolo in his native country and won his first senior international cap in September.

Madine completes Blades medical


Cardiff City striker Gary Madine is believed to have completed a medical at Sheffield United ahead of a loan move until the end of the season, reports Sky Sports News.

The former Bolton man only joined the Bluebirds last January, helping them win promotion to the Premier League.

However, he has struggled to make an impact since and now looks set to return to South Yorkshire, where he previously played for the Blades’ cross-city rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Mourinho turned down Benfica job


Ex-Man Utd man passes on Portuguese return

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho turned down a chance to secure an immediate return to coaching in his home country with Benfica, reports Record.

The 55-year-old was dismissed last month from Old Trafford after a run of mixed form, but has since declined the offer to take the reins at the Primeira Liga outfit.

Benfica parted ways with their two-time title-winning coach Rui Vitoria earlier this month following a run of poor results.

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Fulham keen on Origi


Liverpool’s Divock Origi may be allowed to leave Anfield for Craven Cottage as Fulham look set to strike a permanent deal for the striker, reports The Sun.

Claudio Ranieri will look to bolster his attack for the rest of the season by bringing the 23-year-old to London.

Origi has struggled for game time under Jurgen Klopp and has very much filled a fringe role on Merseyside for the Reds as they lead the Premier League.

Weah set for Celtic after PSG extension


Paris Saint-Germain striker Timothy Weah is reportedly set to spend the rest of the season on loan at Celtic after signing a one-year extension with his parent club, says L’Equipe.

The United States international is regarded as a hot prospect by many but has been unable to secure regular minutes in an attack led by Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

He is therefore expected to head north to Scotland to join the Parkhead club for the next six months, after PSG tied him down until 2021.

Inter mull over Robben swoop


Inter are considering whether to attempt to bring Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben to the San Siro come the end of the season, per Gazzetta dello Sport via Goal.

The Serie A side are tracking the 35-year-old, who has announced he will leave the Bundesliga champions at the close of this campaign.

The club are also looking at Manchester United pair Darmian and Valencia, alongide Hector Herrera, as other options should they choose to pass on the Dutchman.

Chelsea set to seal Barella deal


Chelsea look poised to bring Italy international Nicolo Barella to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth £45m (€50m/$57m), reports the Sunday Express.

The Cagliari midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Blues, though the Premier League club are thought to be fighting Serie A rivals for his signature.

The 21-year-old came through the youth system with his current club and made his senior debut for his country in October last year.

Everton target defensive reinforcement


Marco Silva plans to make a January bid for Atalanta defender Gianluca Mancini, according to the Daily Star.

The Italian under-21 international has also drawn interest from the likes of Inter Milan and Roma, but the Toffees will try and hijack any bid the Serie A clubs make for the Atalanta man.

Everton have been punished by defensive lapses in recent weeks and have not kept a clean sheet since a 1-0 win against Cardiff in November.

Solskjaer to discuss transfer plans with Woodword


Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to sit down with Ed Woodward this week and discuss the club’s recruitment plans.

The Independent are reporting that Solskjaer has identified Toby Alderweireld, Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Napoli as his three main transfer targets.

However, the Norwegian has admitted he has limited power in regards to transfers and that the club may already have identified which players they would like to bring in this month.

Juventus want Jordi Alba


Juventus are keen to secure the service of Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba, according to reports in Italy.

Tuttosport claim the Turin side are hoping to jump on any instability surrounding Alba’s future at the Nou Camp after the 29-year-old failed to agree a new contract with Barca during their recent negations.

Juve plan to lay the ground works this month for the Spanish international’s potential move next summer.

However, the Old Lady will face completion from Manchester United and City, who are also interested in Alba.

Davis changes his mind on permanent Rangers deal


The Daily Record are reporting Steven Davis will not move to Rangers on a permanent deal this month.

The former Northern Ireland captain looked set to sign a long-term deal with the Glasgow club, but it appears he will now join Rangers on loan until the end of the season and reassess his options next summer.

Both Davis and Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe completed their respective medicals this weekend ahead of temporary moves to Ibrox, which could be confirmed early next week.

Fabregas to Monaco could happen today


The Chelsea man looks to have played his to have played his last match for the Blues and is set for a move to Monaco.

Csec Fabregas could be announced as a Monaco player today, as reprted by L’Equippe.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona man bid an emotional farewell to English football on Saturday in Chelsea’s FA Cup win against Nottingham Forest.

Fabregas all but confirmed after the game that he will be joining Monaco and claimed: “everyone knows the situation.”

Goal revealed earlier this week that the 31-year-old will move to the Ligue 1 side and will meet up with former team-mate Thierry Henry.

Chelsea to profit from Solanke sale


Liverpool owe Chelsea a percentage of the £19m they received for striker Dominic Solanke, according to the Sunday Express.

Solanke signed for Bournemouth on Friday on a permeant deal from the Reds, who had agreed a sell-on clause when the youngster moved to Anfield 18 months ago.

It took nearly a year for that deal to be agreed, which was eventually settled by a Professional Football Compensation Committee tribunal.

There are yet no details on what percentage of the £19m Liverpool owe their Premier League rivals.

Tottenham’s new stadium set for March opening


Crystal Palace could be the first side Tottenham host in their new stadium, when the sides meet on March 16.

However, the fixture also falls on the same weekend as the FA Cup quarter-final, meaning the inaugural game could be rescheduled.

Tottenham are aiming to have the stadium ready for either of February’s home fixtures against Newcastle or Leicester, but sources have told the Sun that date now looks unlikely.

Benatia could be key in Ramsey to Juve deal


Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be on his way to Juventus this month, that is if the Serie A champions will allow Medhi Benatia to go the other way.

The Gunners are keen to sign the Moroccan defender, according to reports from Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, but the Turin-based club may use him to as a makeweight in any deal to bring Ramsey to Italy.

The Mirror claim boss Unai Emery does not want to sell the Welshman this month, but the defensive injury crisis at the Emirates could force his hand.

Benatia has fallen out of favour at Juventus and looks set to leave the club this month or in the summer.

United set to sign defender ahead of Premier League rivals


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make his first Manchester United signing this week.

The Red Devils are in advanced talks to secure the service of Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic.

The Serbian first caught United’s attention during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club, but the new interim boss at Old Trafford is also keen on the 21-year-old.

According to the Mirror, a deal is even in place that could see Milenkovic move to United in the next few days.

A hosts of other clubs including Tottenham, Liverpool and Juventus are also reportedly keen on the youngster.

Chelsea eye £50m Cavani bid


Blues set to make stunning offer for PSG star

Chelsea are set to make a stunning £50 million (€56m/$64m) bid for PSG striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Sunday Express.  

Maurizio Sarri is keen to land the Uruguayan as he looks to solve the club's issues in front of goal. 

Former SKC winger Shelton signs with Paderborn


Khiry Shelton, who was out of contract with MLS club Sporting Kansas City this offseason, has signed with German second-tier side SC Paderborn. 

The 2. Bundesliga club announced the move on Saturday, with Sporting still holding his MLS rights should he decide to make a return to the league in the future. 

Guardiola convinced Sane to join City over Bayern


How different could things have been if Leroy Sane had joined Bayern rather than Manchester City?

The winger may have been left out of Germany's World Cup squad but is a hero in Manchester after his winner against Liverpool

And Bild report that he nearly ended up with the Bavarian club, only to have Pep Guardiola convince him to make the move to England instead. 

Ben Olsen gets extension from D.C. United


D.C. United boss Ben Olsen has agreed to a contract extension through 2012, according to The Washington Post

Olsen is heading into his ninth year as United coach, the second-longest in MLS behind Sporting Kansas City's Peter Vermes. 

Moyes interested in managerial return with Stoke


David Moyes is interested in becoming the new Stoke City manager, according to the Mirror. 

The Potters are believed the be on the brink of sacking manager Gary Rowett after a disappointing first six months in the job, and are at serious risk of failing to make the Championship play-offs following their relegation in May.

Moyes hasn't worked since being sacked by West Ham in the summer.

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Villa to move for Fuchs


Aston Villa are ready to move in for a loan deal for Christian Fuchs, reports the Mirror.

The Premier League winner has been out of favour at Leicester this season following the rise of Ben Chilwell at left-back, and Villa could step in to poach the German in a bid to reinforce their promotion push.

Bournemouth ready to frustrate Chelsea over Wilson


Bournemouth are prepared to fight to hold on to Callum Wilson after Chelsea stepped up their interest in the England striker, report the Mirror.

The 26 year-old has scored nine goals for the Cherries this season and is a January target for the Blues, but with Bournemouth under no financial pressure to sell Maurizio Sarri's side looks set to be frustrated.

De Ligt set to snub PSG in favour of Juve


PSG could be set to lose out on the signing of Matthijs De Ligt with the player believed to be keener on a move to Juventus.

The Dutchman is likely to leave Ajax before the end of the season but the French champions look set to be frustrated by the Italians in their pursuit of the starlet.

Read the full story on Goal. 

Barca confident of De Jong signing


Barcelona are confident of beating PSG to the signing of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, according to Mundo Deportivo

The Dutch midfielder will cost the Spanish champions around €75 million (£67m/85m) but negotiators believe the player prefers the prospect of playing at the Nou Camp rather than the Parc de Princes next season.