Sources: Steffen completes Manchester City move
U.S. national team and Columbus Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen has finalized his transfer to Manchester City after completing his medical and signing his new contract on Thursday, multiple sources have confirmed to Goal.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper will join the Premier League champions for a transfer fee of $7.5 milion (£6m) that could rise to $10m if Steffen reaches certain incentives.
With Steffen unlikely to succeed in his quest to secure a UK work permit, the American goalkeeper is expected to be sent out on loan, with La Liga side Girona a leading candidate to be his next destination.
Balotelli unlikely to receive Nice extension
Mario Balotelli is unlikely to return to Nice next season as the club is not prepared to offer him a contract extension, according to president Jean-Pierre Rivère.
The striker missed Nice's pre-season and has yet to score a goal this term, tallying just one assist in 10 Ligue 1 appearances.
But while the Nice president believes Balotelli will improve, he said it is unlikely the Italy international will continue with the club beyond this season.
Liverpool unlikely to recall Wilson from Derby loan
Rams boss Frank Lampard fuelled speculation that the exciting youngster could return to Anfield in the new year when he revealed that the Reds have an option to recall Wilson next month.
But The Telegraph's John Percy says Liverpool have no plans to recall the winger any time soon and are happy with the way he is progresing at Pride Park.
Cardiff defender attracts interest from Premier League rivals
Bamba, 33, has been in good form for the Bluebirds in recent weeks and was famously labelled a better defender than Virgil van Dijk by manager Neil Warnock last season.
The report claims that a bid of around £3 million ($3m) could be enough to lure Bamba away from the newly promoted side in January.
‘I had offers from Man Utd and Liverpool’ claims former Schalke youngster
The 22-year-old was once tipped as the next big thing in the Bundesliga, having scored 17 goals for Schalke’s U-19 side in just 17 games during the 2013-14 season.
But the ex-Germany youth international, who now represents Kosovo, struggled to deal with the attention surrounding his name and eventually moved to the Eredevisie last summer.
“Not going crazy in such a phase is much harder than going crazy," Avdijaj said.
"Before signing for Schalke, I had offers from Juventus, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. No matter what game or tournament, scouts were always there to watch me."
Newcastle owner could hold up Almiron move
Almiron is set to move on loan in January with a £15 million ($19m) purchase option at the end of the season, with Benitez landing one of his top targets.
However, the manager is unsure whether Ashley will sign off on the move, or if the advanced takeover talks could prove troublesome in landing new players.
Premier League clubs circle Firpo
He is also tall for a full-back, standing at six feet, and appears well-suited to the physicality of the Premier League.
Another year in Berlin for Grujic?
The central midfielder is spending his second successive season away from Anfield, having been on loan at Cardiff City last term.
However, the 22-year old's temporary club are currently seventh - just one place and one point of the Europa League qualifying places, and the Serbian is keen to be involved in the next step of Hertha Berlin's journey.
Chelsea eye unsettled Suarez
He has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, although Barcelona appear to value their asset at around £45m.
Wenger to Bayern - Petit
The 1998 World Cup winner spent three seasons under Wenger at Arsenal and believes the 69-year-old still has plenty to offer in a managerial capacity.
Wenger ended a 22-year association with Arsenal at the end of last season and has been out of work since.
Liverpool like the look of Kelly
Juventus put Rugani talks on hold
Goal recently revealed that the Bianconeri have no intention of parting with the defender during the winter window despite interest from Chelsea and Roma.
West Ham want Valencia on a free
Balotelli rules out Milan return
Cardiff to re-sign Mutch
However, the 27-year-old was part of the Cardiff side that won promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2013 and would likely be available for a cut-price fee.
Bielsa rules out Heaton and Woodman
Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman broke his leg while playing for the U23s side and his injury has left Leeds short of cover for Bailey Peacock-Farell in goal.
However, despite strong links with Heaton in particular, Bielsa has ruled both names out. The Burnley shot-stopper has fallen behind Joe Hart in goal and will be forced to compete with Nick Pope upon his return from injury.
Reading sack Clement
Reading have sacked manager Paul Clement after a terrible run of form that has left them outside the relegation zone on goal difference alone, via the club's official website.
Just four wins all season and one win from their last seven games has seen the Royals slip down the table at an alarming rate, and a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke City proved to be his final match in charge.
Reading host Sheffield United next in a tricky fixture as they look to secure their Championship status for another season.
Wolves eye Nakajima
And the Wolves hierarchy are keen on Japan international Nakajima, 24, who has scored five goals and notched four assists in 10 league appearances this term to lift them in the second half of the season. The winger has a £35m release clause but could be available for less.
Inter come back for Darmian
They made a loan offer in the summer that was rejected and turned their attention instead to Sime Vrsaljko, but the Atletico Madrid loanee has thus far failed to impress as Inter have slipped 11 points behind league leaders Juventus.
And the Italian side are keen to land their first choice target this winter, who continues to be frustrated by a lack of playing time at Old Trafford.
Manolas remains on Real's radar
Lyon ready to make Fekir call
Spurs looking to beat Arsenal to Under
Shelton likely leaving Sporting KC for Europe
MLS MVP Martinez staying with Atlanta
Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player Josef Martinez says he'll be staying with Atlanta United for as long as the club will have him.
The forward set an MLS record for goals in a season with 31 in 2018, and will have the chance to cap his remarkable year with a title as his side is set to take on the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final on Saturday.
“I’ve said it before that I am going to be here as long as they want me,” Martinez is quoted as saying on the league's website after picking up his MVP award. “I am happy here, I feel like I’m at home."
Wellington Phoenix sign 43-year-old goalkeeper
The Wellington Phoenix have signed 43-year-old goalkeeper Ante Covic as injury cover.
👐 Our shot stopper Filip Kurto is unavailable this weekend against @SydneyFC as we bring in experienced goalkeeper for short term cover.— Wellington Phoenix (@WgtnPhoenixFC) December 6, 2018
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The club's starter Filip Kurto has been ruled out of this weekend's match against Sydney FC with a concussion.
Rodrygo: I won't be joining Real Madrid in January
Santos forward Rodrygo does not believe he will move to Real Madrid in January, rather than July as agreed.
Madrid agreed a fee reportedly in the region of €45 million (£39.3m/$52.2m) in June to sign the 17-year-old Brazilian forward from Santos.
There were reports that the striker may move to the Bernabeu early, but it appears he's set to stay put until next summer.
Ipswich owner puts club up for sale
Ipswich owner Marcus Evans has put the club up for sale for £35 million ($45m), according to The Sun.
Evans has owned the Championship side for 11 years, but is now prepared to walk away.
However, Evans has refused to write off the nearly £100m ($127m) debt that's owed to him, which is putting off potential buyers.
Arsenal and Spurs following Quintero
Quintero could make a return to Europe soon, with Valencia also keenly tracking the midfielder.
Man Utd interested in Galatasaray teenager
Galatasaray are understood to be looking for £20 million (€22m/$25m) in exchange for the Turkey youth international.
Neymar hints at Premier League move
PSG star Neymar has hinted at a possible move to the Premier League in the future.
Juventus to make move for Isco
The Serie A champions have been alerted by the playmaker's lack of minutes in Madrid
The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu under new manager Santiago Solari, which has set off interest from several clubs across Europe.
Juve have now joined the race for the Spain international, with manager Massimiliano Allegri having coveted the player for several years.
Chelsea in talks to buy Hysaj in January
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been eyeing a player he knows well from his time coaching Napoli, and wants to complete a deal as soon as possible with a potential transfer ban looming for the Blues.
Hysaj currently has a release clause of €50 million (£45m/$57m), but Chelsea are attempting to negotiate that fee down.
Arsenal consider January move for £15m Wesley
The 22-year-old Brazilian has generated interest from big clubs all over Europe with his form in Belgium, having scored 10 goals in all competitions this season.
Wesley has a contract until 2023 with Brugge, and is rated at around £15 million (€17m/$19m).
McCarthy to make last-gasp effort to keep Rice with Ireland
The new manager will hold talks with the 19-year-old, who was born in England but has represented Ireland three times at senior level.
England boss Gareth Southgate has made a major push to land Rice, who is believed to be leaning toward representing the Three Lions.
Heaton wants to leave Burnley in January
The 32-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Turf Moor, with Joe Hart and Nick Pope both ahead of him on the depth chart.
Villa are seen as the favourites to land Heaton, with manager Dean Smith unconvinced by current starter Orjan Nyland.