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Neville explains leaving England for Inter Miami


Phil Neville has given his first press conference as manager of Inter Miami, and explained his decision to leave his post as England Women manager early.

Read what he had to say here on Goal!

Gabriel signs new Valencia deal


Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has signed a new contract with Valencia, running to 2024.

Madrid can't afford Haaland or Mbappe


Real Madrid's financial problems could scupper their planned moves for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, reports Marca.

The pair have long been linked with the Santiago Bernabeu but it is unclear where Madrid could raise the money to sign either player, let alone both.

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Galaxy defender gets pro deal


Sevilla in talks for €15m Atalanta outcast Gomez


Sevilla want to sign Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez from Atalanta, sources have confirmed to Goal, but they face a struggle to get a deal done with plenty of competition for his signature.

Read the full story here on Goal!

El Shaarawy to return to Roma


Bruun Larsen set for Anderlecht loan


Jacob Bruun Larsen is set to join Belgian side Anderlecht on loan from Hoffenheim.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the 22-year-old has been spotted at the ground wearing an Anderlecht shirt.

Krovinovic joins Nottingham Forest


Newcastle eye move for PSV left-back Gloster


Newcastle are interested in a move for PSV left-back Chris Gloster, according to ESPN.

Gloster, 20, has represented the U.S. at the U17 and U20 levels but has yet to make the breakthrough at PSV, playing for the Dutch team's reserves over the past two seasons.

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Tranmere sign Kirby on loan from Palace


Swansea land USMNT forward Morris on loan


Swansea City have announced the signing of Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Championship side will have an option to purchase the 26-year-old at the end of the current campaign.

Morris has become a star for the Sounders since joining prior to the 2016 season and has also developed into a regular for the U.S. national team.

Read the full story on Goal

AC Milan sign Tomori on loan from Chelsea


AC Milan have signed Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on loan with an option to buy.

Neither club confirmed the figure to purchase the 23-year-old but it is believed to stand at £25 million ($34m).

After playing 22 times under Frank Lampard last season, Tomori has struggled for game time this year.

Read the full story on Goal

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Move for Arsenal-linked Odegaard ruled out by Sociedad boss


Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil says his side were never in the running to re-sign Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.

Odegaard, who has played sparingly under Zinedine Zidane this season, has been linked with a loan move to Arsenal.

Read the full story on Goal

Nagelsmann comments on Bayern's Upamecano declaration


RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has reacted to Bayern Munich’s public declaration of interest in defender Dayot Upamecano.

Read what he had to say here on Goal!

Galatasaray want Brentford forward


Galatasaray have announced they are in negotiations with Brentford to take Halil Dervisoglu back to Turkey.

The 21-year-old forward joined the Championship side in January 2020 but has made only four league appearances, as well as taking in an underwhelming loan spell at FC Twente.

Mourinho responds to Ings links and Alli absence


Jose Mourinho has given his thoughts on transfer rumours surrounding Dele Alli and Southampton's Danny Ings.

Read what he had to say here on Goal!

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LAFC take Murillo on permanent deal


LAFC have signed Colombian defender Jesus David Murillo on a permanent deal, according to MLSsoccer.

The 26-year-old spent 2020 on loan in Los Angeles from Independiente Medellin.

Arsenal keen on want-away Bertrand


Arsenal are interested in signing Ryan Bertrand following the departure of Sead Kolasinac, Goal can confirm.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Mbappe wants to play for Real & Liverpool


Kylian Mbappe continues to mull over his options at Paris Saint-Germain, reports ESPN.

The World Cup winner has the option of signing a new contract in France available to him, but the prolific striker is said to be keen on taking in spells at Real Madrid and Liverpool at some stage in his career.

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Utd, City & Liverpool join Rice hunt


PL giants battling for West Ham star

Manchester rivals United and City, along with Premier League champions Liverpool, have joined the hunt for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, claims 90min.

The England international has been heavily linked with a switch to Chelsea, but his asking price is said to have dropped to £50 million ($68m) and more ambitious outfits are now keen on doing a deal.

‘Odegaard talented but loan deal is a risk for Arsenal’


Martin Odegaard is a “very talented player” says Kevin Campbell, but the former Arsenal striker believes the Real Madrid midfielder remains a “risk” to the Gunners if taken on loan.

Campbell told Metro: “It is a risk because I don’t know how he would react to playing in the Premier League but one thing I do know is he’s got the talent.”

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Arnautovic edging away from West Ham


Marko Arnautovic appears unlikely to head back to West Ham in the winter transfer window.

Corriere dello Sport reports that the enigmatic Austrian forward is preparing to leave China for Serie A side Bologna.

Pogba delays future call at Man Utd


Paul Pogba and Manchester Unietd have agreed to delay any discussions regarding his future.

The Daily Mail claims that the Frenchman will only enter into talks regarding an extend stay or a move elsewhere once the Red Devils’ title challenge in 2020-21 comes to a close.

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Burnley plot part-exchange deal for King


Burnley will look to include Matej Vydra in a part-exchange deal for Bournemouth striker Josh King, reports Football Insider.

Sean Dyche is eager to add more firepower to his ranks and has become the latest Premier League manager to cast admiring glances in the direction of a Norway international.

Liverpool & Arsenal looking at Vinicius


Real Madrid are keen to offload Vinicius Junior, claims Diario Madridista, with Liverpool and Arsenal among the interested parties.

The Blancos want to find a buyer for the Brazilian forward as they seek to raise the funds required to make a move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe.

Man Utd snub loan offers for Van de Beek


Red Devils won't part with Dutch midfielder

Manchester United have rebuffed loan offers for Donny van de Beek, according to ESPN.

The Netherlands international midfielder has been struggling for game time in his debut campaign at Old Trafford, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to keep him around.

Klopp claims Liverpool transfer decisions not his to make


Jurgen Klopp claims transfer calls at Liverpool are "not my decisions", with the Reds yet to show their hand in the January window despite an injury crisis.

He told reporters after seeing the Reds' winless run in the Premier League stretched to five games by a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley: "These decisions are not my decisions.

"If somebody thinks we should do something, I cannot decide if we do something in the transfer market or not. That must be clear."

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Zidane's positive Covid test shouldn't affect Odegaard Arsenal move


Arsenal's move for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard shouldn't be held up by the fact that Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19, the Athletic reports.

The Norwegian apparently hasn't been identified as a close contact of Madrid boss Zidane and so the positive coronavirus result isn't expected to delay his proposed loan move to the Emirates Stadium.

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Reynolds close to Roma move


Bryan Reynolds' expected move to Juventus looks set to fall through with the American full-back instead more likely to move to Roma, Goal can confirm.

The Giallorossi have moved ahead of the Serie A champions after offering FC Dallas a transfer fee of around €8 million (£7m/$10m), and the player a contract of around €800,000 (£700,000/$1m) per year.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Nagelsmann responds to Upamecano rumours


RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann has responded to Bayern Munich declaring their interest in star centre-back Dayot Upamecano and says that it hasn't worked if the intention was to unsettle the club.

He told reporters: "If they wanted to make me or the club uneasy, it didn't work. But I don't think that was the main intention. I think it's more that they want to get their foot in the door, that other clubs get restless.

"It's clever if you want to cause trouble. But nobody is getting restless with us now. We know what the contractual situation is with Upa and we know that we like having him with us. But we also know how the mechanisms are in football."

Arsenal hopeful over Odegaard loan move


Talks progressing with Real Madrid

Arsenal are hopeful of signing Martin Odegaard on loan in the coming days.

Talks are ongoing with Real Madrid over a deal for the attacking midfielder and Goal can confirm that the north London club are growing in their belief that they are on course to land their man until the end of the season.

It had looked like the Norway international would be returning for another loan spell with Real Sociedad but Arsenal have now moved to the front of the queue.​

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Arsenal sign Mat Ryan


Gunners bring in Brighton goalkeeper on loan

Arsenal have signed Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan on loan until the end of the season.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Two names left on Chelsea shortlist


As Roman Abramovich mulls over what to do with Frank Lampard, Express Sport claims there are just two alternatives in his thoughts.

Chelsea are struggling for form at present, leading to speculation regarding managerial change, and it could be that an SOS call is sounded to either Julian Nagelsmann or Thomas Tuchel.

Leicester drop interest in Eriksen


Foxes end hunt for former Spurs star

Leicester have, according to the Daily Mail, dropped their interest in former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.

The Foxes had asked Inter about a loan deal for the Danish playmaker, but have been put off by his wages and will now explore alternative options.

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West Ham 'reluctant to increase En-Nesyri bid'


West Ham are unwilling to increase their £22 million offer for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri, claim MailOnline.

David Moyes wants to sign a new attacker this month after Sebastian Haller was sold to Ajax, and En-Nesyri -  who has scored 18 goals in 51 appearances since joining Sevilla from Leganes 12 months ago - is the prime target.

However the Hammers are reluctant to spend big, despite only having Michail Antonio as an option up front.

'Everton trying to broker Bernard move to Roma'


Everton are attempting to negotiate a sale of Brazilian winger Bernard to Roma, Liverpool Echo report.

The Toffees are attempting to lighten their wage bill by selling fringe first-team players, and Bernard - who earns a reported £100,000 a week - is high on that list.

The Brazilian's representatives are said to be in Rome to negotiate the deal, however Everton may need to reduce a reported £9 million asking price for the 28-year-old.

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Hourihane reveals why he joined Swansea on loan


New Swansea loan signing Conor Hourihane has revealed he joined the club from Aston Villa in order to work with manager Steve Cooper.

The 29-year-old midfielder has joined the Championship promotion chasers until the end of the season, having reportedly attracted interest from several second-tier clubs.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Hourihane said: "First and foremost probably the manager. Over the last few weeks he’s been telling me bits and pieces about how he sees me fitting into the team and the qualities I’ll bring to the team.

"As a human being in general, he was first class. I was impressed by him and spoke to a few people I know about the area and Swansea as well.

"It seemed like a really good fit and for the first two days I’ve been in it feels like I’ve made the right choice because it’s a great set of lads. I’m really excited to get going and can’t wait to get started."

Benteke 'will not leave Palace despite Mateta signing'


Christian Benteke is determined to stay and fight for his place at Crystal Palace despite the Eagles signing a new striker in Jean-Philippe Mateta, claim Football Insider.

The 30-year-old Belgium international is out of contract in the summer, but is said to be resisting attempts by Palace to cash in this month.

West Ham and West Brom are among the clubs linked with the former Liverpool and Aston Villa forward.

Rangers 'close in on Bournemouth duo'


Rangers are closing in on deals to sign Nnamdi Ofoborh and Jack Simpson from Bournemouth, claim Football Insider.

Midfielder Ofoborh, 21, has reportedly rejected two Cherries contract offers, while centre back Simpson is out of contract in the summer.

Simpson, 24, saw a move to Cardiff City fall through earlier this month.

Sevilla want Atalanta's Gomez


Sevilla are among the sides weighing up a move for Atalanta forward Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez, reports DiMarzio.

However, it is said no negotiations are underway between the clubs at this stage.

Tottenham outcast Fernandes wanted by Torino


Torino are interested in signing Gedson Fernandes from Benfica, claims DiMarzio.

The 22-year-old's move to Tottenham hasn't worked out and it is suggested new Torino boss Davide Nicola could try to replace the loan deal which Spurs currently have in place.

Genoa's Lukas Lerager is also mentioned as an option.

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Watford working on Lea Siliki loan


Watford are hoping to sign James Lea Siliki on loan from Rennes, reports The Athletic.

The 24-year-old French midfielder would arrive until the end of the season with a purchase option for the Hornets.

Upamecano set for transfer tug-of-war


Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea & Bayern interested

Dayot Upamecano will delay making a decision on his future with a number of top clubs interested in signing him at the end of the summer.

Bayern Munich have declared their interest but Chelsea and both Manchester clubs are in the race, with Goal and Spox of the understanding that their is currently no clear front-runner for his signature.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Roma beating Juventus in Reynolds race


Roma are favourites to sign Bryan Reynolds from FC Dallas, according to MLSsoccer.

There had been reports that Juventus had agreed a deal for the 19-year-old but Roma are said to be working on a package which could rise to €9 million (£8m/$11m) with add-ons.

Morris to Swansea 'not quite done'


Jordan Morris's anticipated move from the Seattle Sounders to Swansea is still not fully complete, according to Swans boss Steve Cooper.

"It’s not quite done yet but in the process of getting done," Cooper told a press conference.

"It’s taking a little longer than we’d have liked, basically down to logistics more than anything else, when it finally gets done we’ll be pleased.

"A little bit cautious at the moment but it’s close to being done and it’ll be a good one when it is."

Tomori set for AC Milan medical


Chelsea defender arriving in Italy on Friday

Fikayo Tomori will arrive in Italy on Friday to undergo a medical ahead of his loan move to AC Milan, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Chelsea defender will join until the end of the season with Milan having the option to buy for €28 million (£25m/$34m).