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Arsenal looking for new left-back


Arsenal are in the market for a new left-back as a long-term replacement for Nacho Monreal, reports the Mirror

Monreal has struggled with injury issues and is out of contract at the end of the season, leading the Gunners to consider their future at the position. 

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Villarreal's Pablo Fornals have emerged as left-back options for Arsenal. 

Manchester United interested in Fiorentina's Milenkovic


Manchester United could make a January move for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, according to Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old has started in all 12 of Fiorentina's Serie A games this season after proving a key piece of Serbia's World Cup squad.

With Manchester United in need of defensive options, Jose Mourinho is said to be eyeing Milenkovic, who has also earned interest from from Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus.

Gignac to stay with Tigres after signing new deal


Andre-Pierre Gignac will stay with Tigres after signing a new deal with the Mexican club.

The Frenchman is closing in on the club's all-time scoring record with 94 goals in 161 games since joining in 2015.

Read the full story on Goal!

PSG prepping for Rabiot departure


Paris Saint-Germain are resigned to losing Adrien Rabiot and the club is now preparing for his departure, according to Le Parisien.

Rabiot's contract expires in the summer, meaning he can sign a pre-contract in January to leave PSG without a transfer fee.

Barcelona is the favourite to sign Rabiot, but it remains to be seen if PSG can pry a transfer fee from another club rather than see the midfielder walk for free this summer. 

Neymar to force PSG exit as Barca prepare to welcome him back


The Brazilian star could return to Camp Nou just two years after he left

Barcelona have been in touch with Neymar's camp to start the process of bringing the PSG star back to Camp Nou, Goal understands.

The 26-year-old moved to France for a world-record transfer fee of €222 million (£195m/$260m) in 2017, but is understood to be unhappy at the Paris club. 

Read the details of Barca's plan to bring Neymar back right here!

Quieroz keen on Ireland job


Following Martin O'Neill's departure, Ireland are without a manager, although one coach appears keen.

Carlos Quieroz is interested in the position, according to the Independent. 

Quieroz is set to leave Iran following January's Asia Cup and has preivously managed Portugal and South Africa while also serving as a Manchested United assistant under Sir Alex Ferguson. 

Mourinho has five defenders on his wish list


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has identified five defenders he'd like to sign to bolster his back line, according to The Sun.

Mourinho was frustrated by United's inability to land a defender this summer, and has five players he will target in the January window or next summer. 

The defenders are: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Milan Skriniar (Inter), and Gary Cahill (Chelsea). 

Hughes on the verge of being sacked


Southampton manager Mark Hughes could be facing the sack should his side lose to Fulham on Saturday, claims the Daily Mail. 

Hughes is under pressure with Saints currently in 17th place, and defeat to rock-bottom Fulham could be the final straw for the Welshman. 

Saints hierarchy believe the club waited too long to sack Mauricio Pellegrino last season, and are keen to avoid making the same mistake again. 

Man City close in on club-record De Jong deal


With City closing in, Barcelona have all but given up hope of landing the midfielder

Manchester City are closing in on a club-record move for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, Goal understands.

City are willing to pay €70 million (£62m/$80m) plus €20m (£18m/$23m) in bonuses to land the 21-year-old, who is coveted by several of Europe's biggest clubs.

Barcelona, who have been chasing De Jong for some time, believe the midfielder is now likely heading for Manchester and will instead turn their focus to his club team-mate Matthijs De Ligt.

Read the full report on Goal right here!

Paunovic nearing Fire return


Chicago Fire manager Veljko Paunovic is nearing a new deal to return as Chicago Fire head coach, reports The Athletic.

Paunovic was out of contract at the end of the 2018 season and after posting a disappointing 8-18-8 record, there was speculation the Serbian may not return. 

With Paunovic returning the report states there is now a greater chance that another out-of-contract member of the organization, Bastian Schweinsteiger, is more likely to also return in 2019. 

Bolt linked with Maradona's Dorados


Usain Bolt's pursuit of a footballing career could see him link up with one of the game's legends in a potential must-watch pairing.

According to the Mirror, Bolt is in talks to join Diego Maradona's Dorados in the Mexican second division. 

Dorados recently reched the semi-finals of their playoff push and Maradona, who serves as manager and technical director, is said to be talking to sponsors with the aim of sealing help with Bolt's contract demands.

Barca to pay Dortmund full Dembele fee if Frenchman is sold


Barcelona will pay the full £131million ($168 million) for Ousmane Dembele if they sell him before his contract expires, according to Die Welt per the Daily Mail.

The club paid £96m ($122 million) last summer with the rest coming as potential add-ons, with several already being met due to the Frenchman's performances.

However, if Dembele is sold before his contract expires in 2022, Barca will be on the hook for the full fee stemming from the original deal. 

Chelsea not open to Christensen sale but could sell Cahill


Chelsea are not willing to let Andreas Christensen leave the club, although the Blues could be persuaded on a deal for a different defender.

Christensen has earned interest from AC Milan in recent weeks and the defender's lack of matches has been frustrating for the player.

However, Chelsea are looking to hold on to the Danish defender and are more open to a move for Gary Cahill, whose contract is running down.

Read the full story on Goal!

Fire after Casillas


The Chicago Fire after Iker Casillas, according to AS

Casillas is currently with Porto and, with the goalkeeper moving towards the end of his career, the club is facing a dillema with regards to his future in Portugal.

The Fire are in the market for a goalkeeper after struggling with the position in 2018, and it appears Casillas is one that 

Arsenal move for Dembele again


Arsenal have made a second approach for Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, according to Sport.

The Nou Camp misfit was heavily linked with the Gunners in the summer when they reportedly lodged a £90million bid for the 21-year-old France forward.

Barca are said to be ready to offload Dembele, who they bought for £95m from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, with the player out of favour despite his huge cost. 

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Sancho open to Man City return


Jadon Sancho would be open to a Manchester City return, according to Bleacher Report.

And the Etihad club are believed to have first option on the 18-year-old new England star should he leave Borussia Dortmund.

The current Bundesliga player of the month left City last year, aggrieved at his lack of first-team opportunity.

But he is said to hold no ill will towards his former employers as his stock rises off a spate of impressive performances for club and country.


Liverpool or Chelsea? Pulisic told who to pick


Christian Pulisic has been told to pick Liverpool over Chelsea if he leaves Borussia Dortmund.

The USA winger, 20, has been linked with both Premier League clubs and former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner was quoted by via ESPN, saying: "He’s just going to go into a hopper of decent footballers who eventually go out on loan [if he signs for Chelsea].

"He’s still developing as a young player. If you were to ask me for a club he should go to - Liverpool.

"Jurgen Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player."

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Juventus to make United a Pogba offer


Another day, another Paul Pogba rumour.

The Frenchman's former club Juventus are ready to table a bid for the Manchester United midfielder - who they sold back to the Old Trafford outfit for £90m in 2016 - according to Turin-based daily Tuttosport.

Pogba’s future at United remains subject to much speculation because of his supposedly strained relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

Tutto claim Juve will offer the Reds around £55m to take him back to Serie A.

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O'Neill steps down as Republic boss


Martin O'Neill has left his Republic of Ireland post after suffering UEFA Nations League relegation - and assistant Roy Keane has gone too.

The former Celtic manager had been in charge of the country for five years, leading them to Euro 2016, but they earned just two points in Nations League Group B3.

In a statement, the FAI confirmed that O'Neill, Keane and coaches Seamus McDonagh and Steve Guppy have departed.

Read the full story here on Goal


Real eyeing Man City's Diaz


Manchester City prospect Brahim Diaz could leave the club for more game time, according to reports.

Real Madrid are said to keen to take the young Spanish midfielder to the Bernabeu - though his route to first-team football would be equally congested there.

The 19-year-old played 10 times in all competitions last season but hasn't featured yet in the Premier League this season.

His City contract expires in June 2019, meaning he could leave for nothing if he doesn't sign a new one.


David Luiz keen on Chelsea stay


David Luiz is keen to remain at Chelsea but talks over a contract extension are yet to start, Goal has learned.

The defender has impressed under Maurizio Sarri's guidance - a remarkable turnaround after falling out of favour with Antonio Conte last season.

And therefore the Brazil international is interested in extending his stay at Stamford Bridge, which should allow negotiations to run smoothly.

Read the full story on Goal.

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Juventus considering loan spell for Kean


Juventus are considering loaning out highly rated youngster Moise Kean in January, Goal understands.

The 18-year-old made his debut for the Italy senior side against the United States on Tuesday, coming off the bench for his country.

However, Kean has struggled for regular minutes at Juve and the club are set to discuss a loan move with the forward's agent Mino Raiola.

Read the full story on Goal.

Muniain signs new Athletic Club contract


Iker Muniain has signed a new contract extension at Athletic Club.

The Liga outfit announced on Wednesday that the forward has put pen to paper on a deal which ties him to the club until 2024.

Athletic also confirmed that there is no release clause in Muniain's new contract.

Leicester line up Elneny swoop


Leicester City are eyeing a move for out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, per the Leicester Mercury.

The Egypt international is yet to start a Premier League game this season, but the Gunners are hopeful of receiving £15 million (€16.8m/$19.2m) for his services in January.

PSG & Real to battle for Eriksen


PSG and Real Madrid are set to battle over the signing of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, per Daily Express.

The Denmark international has yet to sign a new contract in north London, and has subsequently alerted a number of elite European clubs.

Ibra set for Milan return


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return to AC Milan on an initial six-month contract, per Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Sweden international will be given a salary of €2 million for the first six months, with Milan holding the option to extend his contract by another year.

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Rabiot says 'yes' to Barcelona


Adrien Rabiot has told Barcelona he will sign for them in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The PSG midfielder's contract expires at the end of the season, and he intends to move to Camp Nou on a free transfer, with Barca having long tracked the star.

Inter consider Perisic sale to Man Utd


Inter Milan could sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United for £31 million (€34m), per Calciomercato.

Ironically, the Italian club want to sign Anthony Martial, and could offload Perisic to United to raise the funds to buy the Red Devils star.

Kante to sign new Chelsea deal


N'Golo Kante is poised to sign a new contract at Chelsea worth £300,000-per-week, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The France international will commit his future to the club for another five years, and marks a major rise on his current £150,000-per-week wages.

Kallman earns Minnesota United extension


Minnesota United has announced that the club and defender Brent Kallman have reached an agreement on a contract extension. 

The 28-year-old earned 22 starts for the club in 2018 and his new deal will see him stay with the Loons through 2020. 

Sarachan believes USMNT stint is over


U.S. national team interim boss Dave Sarachan says that he expects Tuesday's loss to Italy to be his last game in charge.

Sarachan took over the U.S. on an interim basis last November, stepping in to replace Bruce Arena after the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup, and said after Tuesday's match: "It was my last game - I haven't been told that, but it’s evident there is going to be a change in the very near future."

Read his full comments right here on Goal

West Ham lining up deal for Olympiacos defender


West Ham are lining up a £5 million winter move for Olympiakos left-back Leonardo Koutris, according to the Mirror

The 23-year-old has been scouted recently by West Ham's technical director Mario Husillos. 

Nashville makes first MLS signing


Still more than a year from starting play in Major League Soccer, Nashville has announced its first signing

Set to join the top flight in the United States in 2020, the club landed Mexican forward Daniel Rios from Chivas.

The 23-year-old will spend next season on loan with Nashville SC of the USL Championship, having scored 20 goals for USL's North Carolina FC last term. 

Bayern Munich set to pounce on Pulisic


Christian Pulisic looks set to be the next Borussia Dortmund star to be snapped up by Bayern Munich.

The American winger is constantly being linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Chelsea said to be leading the race.

But Sports Illustrated reports that Bavarian giants Bayern hope to keep him in the Bundesliga to enhance their team as well as their commercial opportunities in his homeland.

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Barca agreed not to sign Liverpool players


Catalan giants will not recruit any Reds stars

Barcelona promised not to sign any more Liverpool players until 2021 as part of Philippe Coutinho's transfer, Cadena Ser claims.

The Premier League side insisted on putting a clause into the deal that saw Coutinho end a long transfer saga and join the Camp Nou outfit in January.

Barca agreed not to pursue any more Liverpool players for three years, meaning the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are out of reach for the time being.

Man City must pay £75m for De Jong


Dutch star tops City's transfer list

Manchester City have been told to cough up £75 million ($84m) if they want to beat Barcelona to the signing of Frenkie de Jong, The Mirror reports.

The midfielder has been attracting teams from across Europe since breaking into the Ajax first team, with Barca said to be leading the race.

But the Premier League champions have made De Jong their top target and may make him a club record signing by matching the asking price.

Mata puts Man Utd contract on ice


Midfielder stalling on latest offer

The clock is ticking on Juan Mata's contract at Manchester United, but the midfielder is in no rush to sign their latest offer.

The Spain international will be a free agent at the end of the season and can enter talks with other clubs in January.

United hope to keep him at Old Trafford and have offered him an extension, but ESPN says he is biding his time.

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USA consider Lopetegui


Julen Lopetegui has emerged as a candidate to take over as USMNT coach, according to AS.

U.S. Soccer is looking for a permanent replacement for Bruce Arena and are currently being led by Dave Sarachan, who admitted after the side's loss to Italy on Tuesday that he felt his time as boss was done

Although his time at Real Madrid ended in disaster, Lopetegui still has a good reputation as a former Spain coach and his experience with young players means he fits the profile for the USA job.