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Evans a free agent after having contract option declined


Sporting Kansas city declined Brad Evans' option for a contract extension, making the former USMNT defender a free agent. 

Kharlton Belmar, Cristian Lobato and defenders Amer Didic, and Colton Storm also saw their options declined as the club announced its end-of-season roster moves on Friday

Isak 'probably will not' leave BVB this winter


Alexander Isak's agent does not see the young forward moving on from Borussia Dortmund this winter. 

"If he moves in January, it will be discussed and planned with the club - but he probably will not move," the player's agent, Moses Ssewankambo, told SPOX

"There has not yet been a serious conversation with the new coach, who is known to be very good with young players, but that does not mean that it will not happen."

Bazoer to return to Wolfsburg from Porto


Riechedly Bazoer is set to cut his loan move to Porto short, with the midfielder facing disciplinary procedures at the Portuguese club. 

Record report that the 22-year-old has not been training with the first team and could head back to Germany as early as January. 

Zlatan snubbed Man City prior to United move


Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned down the chance to move to Manchester City while still a Barcelona player, according to the Sun

The future Manchester United star was offered out by Pep Guardiola, who was desperate to sell, but he had no interest in moving to United's city rivals.

Liverpool lead race to sign James


James Rodriguez has decided not to stay at Bayern Munich and could be set to join Liverpool, according to Don Balon.

The Colombia international was in and out of the team until his recent injury. The 27-year-old has been told he is not needed by Niko Kovac and Bayern will not trigger the buying option in his loan deal.

While Real Madrid could welcome him back, James has several options as Arsenal, Juventus and Napoli have all been linked. However, Don Balon claims Liverpool have taken the lead in the race and are prepared to offer €50 million (£44m/$57m) for him.

Gabigol open to Premier League switch


Gabriel Barbosa says he is open to making a move to the Premier League in January.

The 22-year-old striker's loan at Santos will finish at the end of 2018, but is not expected to stay at Inter.

Everton, West Ham and Crystal Palace reportedly want him and he says he is attracted to the Premier League.

Click here to read what Gabigol said

Bush signs three-year extension with Impact


Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush has signed a three-year contract extension.

The 32-year-old was named the club's defensive player of the year in 2018 and coach Remi Garde said he is delighted that Evans is staying.

"Evan signing a new contract with the Impact is excellent news for the future of this team,” he said. “His excellent work daily with [goalkeeper coach] Joel Bats, alongside the group’s three other goalkeepers, allowed him to have a very good 2018 season. I’m happy to be able to count on him next season.”

Roma set sights on Dolberg


Roma have settled on Kasper Dolberg as the ideal candidate to strengthen their attack, Corriere dello Sport.

The Danish striker is on good form once again after he recovered from an injury to score five goals from eight Eredivisie games this season.

Dolberg, 21, has a contract that runs until 2022, but Roma are hoping their connection through his former team-mate Justin Kluivert can help lure him to the Italian capital.

Atletico Madrid eye Hazard


Atletico Madrid are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard, says SportBild.

The Belgium international has been a hit at Gladbach since first joining on loan in 2014. With eight goals and five assists in 12 Bundesliga appearances, he has been the star of the team again this season, catching the eye of Madrid as well as Borussia Dortmund.

The 25-year-old is contracted to the German side until 2020, so they may be ready to listen to offers if they cannot get him to extend his deal.

Barcelona meet Raiola to discuss De Ligt


Catalan side ready to make move for Ajax star

Barcelona will hold talks with Matthijs de Ligt's agent Mino Raiola in the coming days, Sport claims.

The Catalan side have been in touch with the Ajax defender's representative as they look to get ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign him.

Raiola will travel to Barca's offices to continue negotiations as the club want to wrap up a deal after Samuel Umtiti's injury.

Guardiola ready to wave goodbye to Real Madrid target Diaz


Pep Guardiola has opened the door for Brahim Diaz to leave Manchester City, as Real Madrid prepare to swoop in for him.

The 19-year-old has reached an informal agreement to join Madrid in January after rejecting a contract offer from City.

And Guardiola says the club have done everything to keep him, but advised the midfielder to leave if he wants to.

Click here to read the full story

Villa to link up with Iniesta at Vissel Kobe


David Villa is set to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe, according to Cadena SER.

Former Valencia and Barcelona star Villa is leaving New York City FC after an impressive four-year stay in MLS.

And the forward, 36, is reportedly set to reunite with former Spain team-mate Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe.

Barca chief Abidal loves 'next Pogba' Ndombele


Barcelona chief Eric Abidal is considering trying to lure Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele to the club, according to Sport.

Ndombele has caught the eye since moving Lyon from Amiens, particularly in the Champions League this season.

And the report claims Abidal has fallen in love with the midfielder, who he believes is the next Paul Pogba.

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Zidane eyeing return to management 'soon'


Zinedine Zidane says he is looking to return to management "soon" amid speculation over the Bayern Munich and Manchester United jobs.

Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid on the back of winning a third successive Champions League title with the club.

And the Frenchman has since been linked with Bayern and United with both Niko Kovac and Jose Mourinho struggling respectively.

Read the full story on Goal here.

Kroos 'feels at home' with Real Madrid


Toni Kroos is ignoring speculation linking him with Manchester rivals United and City, with the World Cup winner claiming to “feel at home” with Real Madrid.

The Germany international has on intention of pushing for a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Read the full story on Goal!

'Man Utd need a ball-playing centre-half'


Manchester United need to find “a ball-playing centre-half” in January, says Dimitar Berbatov, with it imperative that Jose Mourinho lands reinforcements in an area prioritised for some time.

The Red Devils had been hoping to bolster their ranks in that department over the summer, with several top targets identified – such as Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.

Here's what the club's former striker has had to say on that ongoing search.

Arsenal urged to pursue Martial and Dembele


Arsenal have been told they would be “crazy” not to move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial if he became available, while Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele would be a “bonus”.

Former Gunners defender Lauren told Sporting Bet of Martial: "If Martial doesn’t renew his contract at Man Utd, Arsenal would be crazy not to try and snap him up."

Find out what else he has had to say here.

Fabregas denies Milan contact


Cesc Fabregas says that AC Milan have not contacted him over a January move, but that he is open to talking to clubs in January with his contract expiring in the summer.

The 31-year-old has yet to be offered a new deal by Chelsea and he will be able to talk to other clubs over a pre-contract for a free transfer upon entering the final six months of his deal in January.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Pjaca likely to leave Juventus


Marko Pjaca is set to remain at Fiorentina before a likely departure from Juventus next summer, Goal understands.

He has disappointed with the Viola, but will remain in Florence before seeking another fresh start in 2019.

Check out the full story on his future here.

Chicharito open to leaving West Ham


Javier Hernandez is refusing to rule out a January move away from West Ham as he continues to struggle for regular minutes.

The Mexican striker told Marca: "I want to play, to participate as much as possible and I have the ability to win a place but I need to respect the decisions being taken and for that reason I am not closing the door on moving this winter."

Read the full story on Goal!

Man Utd prepared to go big on Varane


Manchester United are willing to make Raphael Varane the most expensive defender in world football, according to the Evening Standard.

Jose Mourinho has been a fan of the World Cup winner for some time and is hoping to see Real Madrid open the door to a potential deal in the summer of 2019.

Arsenal and Spurs eyeing Amiri


Hoffenheim star Nadiem Amiri has emerged as a summer target for north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, reports Sport Bild.

The 22-year-old has been nursing a foot injury, but has plenty of suitors and could be the subject of £15 million ($19m) bids.

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Juve and Inter eye Fiorentina's Chiesa


Juventus and Inter are both keen to land Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa, according to Tuttosport.

Chiesa, 21, has impressed for Fiorentina so far this season, registering two goals and two assists apiece in Serie A.

Juve are understood to be the favourites to land Chiesa, though Inter can offer the winger more first-team football.

Man City and Tottenham to battle for Taoui


Manchester City and Tottenham are ready to battle for Toulouse starlet Adil Taoui, according to The Sun.

Taoui, 17, has been earning rave reviews in France and is valued at £4.5 million.

And the Premier League duo are ready to push for the forward's signature when the January transfer window opens.

Man Utd must sell to buy new defender in January


Manchester United will need to offload one or two centre-backs if they are to buy another in January, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils' wage bill has risen dramatically following the capture of Alexis Sanchez at the start of the year.

And therefore one or two of Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo must be sold if United are to sign a new defender and reduce their wage bill.

Defensive crisis accelerates Barca's de Ligt pursuit


Barcelona's defensive issues will accelerate the club's push for Matthijs de Ligt, according to Don Balon.

Injury issues have plauged Samuel Umtiti while Clement Lenglet has yet to fully convince the club that he can be trusted long-term.

Ajax defender De Ligt is seen as an answer in both the long and short term, and Barcelona will therefore push for a move in January. 

Sarri tells Cahill he can leave Chelsea


Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has told defender Gary Cahill he can leave the club, according to Calciomercato

The veteran centre-back has fallen out of favour under the Italian, making just one appearance in the Premier League all season. 

Milan are a possible destination for Cahill, but are less likely now with injured duo Mattia Caldara and Mateo Musacchio nearing full fitness. 

Armas nearing new deal with Red Bulls


The New York Red Bulls are nearing a new contract with head coach Chris Armas, reports The Athletic.

Armas took over at midseason after Jesse March left to take an assistant position with sister club RB Leipzig

The Red Bulls did not skip a beat under Armas, as the club posted a 12-3-3 record under the new manager and claimed the Supporters' Shield. 

Watford consider Lolley move in January


Watford are considering a January move for Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley, according to the Daily Mail.

The 26-year-old has impressed in the Championship this season, scoring seven goals from a wide position. 

Cardiff and West Brom are also tracking Lolley, who is valued at £5 million. 

De Gea won't sign long-term deal until Man Utd clarify Mourinho future


The Spanish star wants to see a plan put in place at the club

David de Gea is unwilling to sign a long-term deal with Manchester United until the club clarifies Jose Mourinho's future, according to the Mirror.

The club took its option to extend the goalkeeper's contract by an extra year, but De Gea has yet to commit his long-term future to the club. 

De Gea is said to be happy at the club, but wants to see a plan put in place to return to competing for trophies. 

West Ham reluctant to offer Nasri long-term deal


West Ham are reluctant to give Samir Nasri a long-term deal as the club waits for the Frenchman to prove his fitness, according to the Mirror.

Former Arsenal and Man City star Nasri has been training with the club, but showed up to his training stint out of shape.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is willing to give Nasri chance to prove himself, although it will likely come via a shorter deal. 

Real Madrid yet to approach for Eriksen


Real Madrid have yet to make an approach for Christian Eriksen, according to ESPN.

The Spanish club had reportedly been quoted that it would take €250 million to sign the Tottenham star, who Real see as a Luka Modric replacement.

However, no club has made an official push for Eriksen, who is currently contracted to Spurs until 2020.

Oliveira out as Fluminense boss


Fluminense have parted ways with manager Marcelo Oliveira, the club announced on Thursday.

The decision was made by the club's board following a run of poor results with assistant Fabio Moreno set to step in as interim boss.

Under Oliveira, the team played 33 games, with 12 wins, eight draws and 13 losses, having conceded 34 goals while scoring just 26. 

Ramsey must decide quickly on Juventus move


Aaron Ramsey is expected to leave Arsenal when his contract expires this summer, but he may need to decide on his next destination before then.

The Wales midfielder has been linked with Juventus but, according to The Sun, he will need to make his mind up quickly if he wishes to join the Italian champions.

Juve have Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot lined up as a potential option as well and Ramsey will likely have to decide between the Serie A kings, Bayern Munich and Roma as he narrows down his next destination.