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Man City and Tottenham after Milan contract rebel


Stalled contract talks between Raoul Bellanova and Milan have increased the possibility Premier League teams may move on the defender, according to MilanNews.

Bellanova's contract expires in June and he now has interest from Serie A sides TorinoAtalanta and Sampdoria, with Juventus Bologna and Sassuolo also lurking.

In addition, Bellanova has drawn looks from Manchester City and Tottenham.

Bournemouth's Pugh nearing Hull City move


Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh is set to become Hull City's first signing of the January window, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The 31-year-old Pugh was set for a medical on Monday and would then join the Tigers on a loan deal.

Pugh has been told he can leave Bournemouth, having not made a Premier League appearance for the Cherries this season.

Arsenal lose Bellerin for season


Arsenal have lost Hector Bellerin for the season with a rupture of his cruciate knee ligament, according to the Guardian.

The right-back came off against Chelsea, and now faces a race to be fit for next season, as he waits for further tests to see if he has damaged any other parts of the joint.

Unai Emery's options to replace Bellerin are likely to limited, with the Gunners manager conceding he only can bring in players on loan this window, making an internal replacement for the defender the most likely outcome.

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D.C. United's Durkin has Sporting interest


D.C. United defender Chris Durkin has the interest of Portuguese giants Sporting, according to A Bola.

The 18-year-old Durkin also has drawn the eyes of Sporting's rivals Benfica, who think he could feature at defensive midfielder in addition to centre-back.

Kamara set for loan move to Turkey


Fulham's Aboubakar Kamara is set for a loan move to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, according to the Mirror.

The forward had a falling out with manager Claudio Ranieri after a row over his refusal to let striker Aleksandr Mitrovic take a penalty and then another fight with his team-mate during a yoga session.

Kamata has been banished to the U-23 side and will have his medical on Wednesday.

Spurs not interested in Carroll


Tottenham are not interested in signing Andy Carroll, according to Sky Sports.

The West Ham striker was linked to Spurs as their attack has been depleted by injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli, along with Heung-Min Son's departure to play for South Korea in the Asian Cup.

However, Spurs are not keen to make a move for Carroll, who himself has struggled with injury woes over numerous seasons.

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Vinicius near Monaco loan


Napoli are nearing an agreement to loan striker Carlos Vinicius to Monaco, according to Sky Italia.

The 23-year-old Vinicius signed with Napoli in the summer but has yet to play for them, instead going on loan to Portuguese side Rio Ave.

However, his loan with Rio would be cut short in order for him to join Thierry Henry's side.

Donnarumma wishes Higuain luck


Gianluigi Donnarumma has wished team-mate Gonzalo Higuain well ahead of the AC Milan striker's expected move to Chelsea.

A deal to take the Argentina international to Stamford Bridge has not yet been finalised, but it appears he may have already played his final game for Milan.

But while Donnarumma is unsure why Higuain would want to leave San Siro so quickly, he nonetheless wished him the best.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Celta Vigo in talks over Southampton's Hoedt


Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt has the interest of La Liga side Celta Vigo, according to Sky Sports.

Celta would want Hoedt on an initial loan, with an option to purchase the 24-year-old centre-back permanently over the summer.

Hoedt can leave in January as new Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has admitted the defender is not part of his plans.

Hazard: There are things that might make me stay


Eden Hazard has revealed there are things that might make him remain in England after admitting he wished to leave this past summer.

The star forward has often been linked with Real Madrid as a possible Critiano Ronaldo replacement but has enjoyed a strong season under Maurizio Sarri.

And though he did wish to leave after the World Cup, he says he has found he doesn't need a different challenge to improve as a player.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Payet injured amid China links


Marseille star Dimitri Payet is out three weeks after a sprain of his medial collateral ligament, the Ligue 1 club announced Monday.

Payet has been linked with a move to China, with Shanghai SIPG of the Super League mooted as a possible destination.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who has four goals and five assists this year in Ligue 1, was injured in his club's victory on Sunday.

Bayern Munich ready £10m bid for Man City teen


Bayern Munich are preparing to make another run at another Premier League teenager as they ready a £10 million ($13m) bid for Manchester City's Rabbi Matondo, according to the Sun.

The Bundesliga champions have been chasing Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi and hope to take advantage of Matondo's contract situation to snag him as well.

The teen's contract runs until the summer of 2020 and he has interest from Borussia Monchengladbach, Everton and Southampton as well as Bayern.

Miazga back in England as Nantes manager slams defender


Nantes manager Vahid Halilhodzic has slammed United States international Matt Miazga, claiming he faked a back injury and added the defender is now back in England.

Reports have filtered out that the former New York Red Bulls defender would be terminating his loan early as Miazga has not played for the club since October 7.

Halilhodzic seemed to confirm that by revealing Miazga is back with Chelsea after complaining of a back injury the manager says did not exist.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Fiorentina interested in Inter's Gagliardini


Fiorentina have contacted Serie A rivals Inter over a possible move for Roberto Gagliardini, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The initial deal would be a loan, though it may include an option to buy, which may entice Gagliardini as he wants to remain in Italy.

Inter have already rejected an offer for Gagliardini that came from outside of Italy.

Boateng confirms surprise move to Camp Nou


Kevin-Prince Boateng has confirmed his shock transfer to Barcelona, announcing that he is coming to club, and hopes he can score against Real Madrid in the Clasico.

Goal reported earlier Monday that the attacker was on the verge of a surprise move from Serie A side Sassuolo, who he joined this past summer, to link up with the La Liga champions. 

And while Barcelona have yet to confirm the move, Boateng himself announced the deal in an interview with Sky Sports.

Read the full story here on Goal!

West Ham have €40m Zapata bid rejected


West Ham have had a €40 million (£35m/$46m) offer for Duvan Zapata turned down by Atalanta, according to Calciomercato .

The Hammers have been linked with numerous strikers as reports of Marko Arnautovic's exit continue to swirl, with Genoa's Krzysztof Piątek, Torino's Andrea Belotti and Roma's Edin Dzeko among the names floated.

Bayern won't sign Mislintat


Scouting guru Sven Mislintat will not be signed by Bayern Munich following his exit from Arsenal, Bild reports.

'Diamond Eye', a hugely well respected figure due to his excellent talent-spotting record, had been linked with the German champions for some weeks.

Now, however, the German report claims Bayern will continue as normal, with Marco Neppe as head of their scouting department.

Ex-Palace forward joins NAC Breda


Sullay Kaikai has joined NAC Breda on a free transfer.

The 23-year-old attacker, whose contract with Crystal Palace ran out, has signed a one-and-a-half season deal with the the option to extend for a further year.

PSG ordered to reintegrate Rabiot


Paris Saint-Germain have been ordered to allow contract rebel Adrien Rabiot to train with the first team or face sanctions.

Rabiot is widely believed to be on his way to Barcelona at the end of the season, following a refusal to discuss a contract extension at Parc des Princes.

The National Professional Footballers' Union (UNFP) of France claims PSG's treatment of the midfielder borders on harassment and have 48 hours to respond.

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“Ashley is in good shape, which doesn’t surprise me because he’s an excellent professional, and he will compete for a place in the side like every other player here," Lampard added.

“I’ve made my feelings known over the last couple of days just how highly I think of Ashley and I have no doubt whatsoever he will be a positive addition to our squad.”

Lampard on Cole signing


Current Rams boss and former Chelsea team-mate said of the signing:

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure Ashley’s services for the rest of the season," Lampard told Derby's official website.

“He’s a fantastic player, a quality left-back, and he also brings great experience to the dressing room.

“I know him very well from our time together at Chelsea, and with England, and I also know what he can bring to the group and the influence he will have."

Simeone agrees Atletico extension


Diego Simeone has agreed to extend his stay with Atletico Madrid by one year, AS reports.

The Spanish outlet claim that the Argentine has pledged his future to the Wanda Metropolitano side until 2021, though the news will not be announced until February.

The signing of Alvaro Morata was allegedly part of Simeone's decision to stay on as he seeks to win La Liga this season and reach the final of the Champions League.

It is likely that the extension will be his last, however, with the 48-year-old having made no secret of his desire to return to Inter.

Spurs 'not sulking' over transfers


Tottenham's Eric Dier has said that he and his team-mates are 'not sulking' over the lack of transfer activity at the club despite being ravaged by injuries.

Harry Kane is out with an ankle problem, Dele Alli recently pulled up with a hamstring issue and Son Heung-min is currently on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup.

In addition, Mousa Dembele's sale to Guangzou R&F left Spurs even more depleted, but Dier says he has full confidence in his manager and the club.

Read Dier's full quotes on Goal

Huddersfield appoint new manager


Huddersfield Town have announced the appointment of Jan Siewert as their new manager following David Wagner's departure.

Read the full story on Goal

McNeil commits to Burnley


Teenage winger Dwight McNeil has been rewarded for his impressive performances with a new contract at Burnley, announced on the club's official website.

The 19-year-old has featured in each of the club's last five Premier League fixtures, scoring once and notching two assists.

His new deal runs until 2023, with an option to extend for a further year. 

Villa to end Bolasie's loan


Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith has decided to cut Yannick Bolasie's loan spell short and send him back to Everton, according to the Telegraph.

Smith feels that, since he does not wish to pursue a permanent deal for the 29-year-old winger, it makes more sense to look for a long-term option now rather than pay Bolasie's £70,000-per-week wages until the end of the season.

Bolasie is likely to be loaned out from Everton again as he is behind the likes of Richarlison, Theo Walcott, Bernard and Ademola Lookman in the pecking order on Merseyside.

McTominay signs new Man Utd contract


Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2023, with the option to extend for a further year, via the club's official website.

The 22-year-old has made eight appearances in all competitions for United this season, completing the full 90 minutes three times.

He was used at centre-half occasionally by Jose Mourinho but looks likely to continue his development in midfield going forward.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Spurs' Janssen available for £12m


Tottenham are willing to sell unwanted striker Vincent Janssen for £12m (€14m/$15.45m), according to The Telegraph.

Spurs brought the Dutchman in from AZ Alkmaar for a reported £17m (€19.25m/$21.9m) but are willing to make a loss on the 24-year-old to get him off their books.

Janssen struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and has scored just six goals in 39 appearances in all competitions for the club. 

Hudson-Odoi to reject Chelsea contract


Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to reject Chelsea's offer of a new contract, according to Sky Sports.

The Blues have offered the 18-year-old winger £85,000-per-week, but he is set to turn down the improved terms in favour of a move to Bayern Munich, who have bid £35m (€39.63m/$45.05m) for his services.

Hudson-Odoi feels the Bundesliga represents a more positive step in his development than remaining with Chelsea, having seen the success of fellow English wingers Jadon Sancho, Reiss Nelson and Ademola Lookman in Germany.

Chelsea and Atletico agree Morata deal


Atletico Madrid have agreed to loan Alvaro Morata from Chelsea with an option to buy for £48.5 million (€54.8m/$62m).

Gonzalo Higuain is set to arrive at Stamford Bridge in a similar deal, allowing Morata to return to the club where he started his youth career.

Morata has struggled at Chelsea after joining for a reported £57m (€64.4m/$73.36m), managing just 24 strikes in 72 appearances in all competitions.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Real Madrid beat Man Utd to Militao


Real Madrid are in pole position to sign €50m-rated Porto defender Eder Militao ahead of Manchester United

Los Blancos reportedly have a verbal agreement to sign the 21-year-old centre-back in the summer, although a formal deal is yet to be finalised.

Militao has a release clause of €50 million (£44m/$57m) that is only valid between June 1 and July 15, with the fee raised to €75m (£66m/$85m) outside of that window.

Read the full story right here on Goal! 

Cole to join Derby this week


Ashley Cole is set to join Championship side Derby County this week, according to Sky Sports.

The former Chelsea left-back will link up with his old team-mate and current manager Frank Lampard on what is expected to be a six-month contract for the 38-year-old.

Cole has been a free agent since leaving LA Galaxy in November and was expected to retire, but he is on the verge of a surprising return to English football since leaving Chelsea for Roma in 2014.

Cahill not joining Fulham


Gary Cahill will not be joining Fulham from Chelsea after negotiations fell through, according to Sky Sports.

The 33-year-old has refused the move over the contract length offered by Fulham, who are only willing to sign the centre-back until the end of the season.

Cahill has played just 21 minutes of Premier League action this season and was seen as a means of plugging a leaky back-line that has shipped 51 goals in just 23 league games so far this season.


Pogba wants new United contract


Paul Pogba is ready to begin talks over a new contract at Manchester United, report The Sun.

The France World Cup winner had thought to be keen on leaving Old Trafford during Jose Mourinho's tenure in charge.

But Pogba is a new man under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is keen on extending his deal beyond 2022.

Barca could sign Boateng permanently


Ernesto Valverde is closing in on signing attacking cover

Barcelona have agreed to loan Kevin-Prince Boateng with a view to a permanent deal.

The La Liga leaders will pay €8 million (£7m/$9m) if they want the Ghana international on a long-term basis.

Goal understands the 31-year-old said goodbye to his Sassuolo team-mates and will travel to Catalonia for medical tomorrow.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Chimbonda back in non-league


Former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda has joined Ashton Town on a one-month deal.

The 39-year-old is an ex-France international and has previous spells in non-league with Drayton Town and Washington.

Mislintat leaving Arsenal


Arsenal's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will be leaving the club next month, according to a statement released on the club's official website.

Mislintat joined the Gunners from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in December 2017 and was responsible for the signings of players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu has been touted to come in as a techincal director.

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Johnson announces retirement


Glen Johnson has announced his retirement from football, according to talkSPORT.

The right-back started his career at West Ham and played for Chelsea, Portsmouth, Liverpool and Stoke City before leaving the latter following their relegation last season.

And the 34-year-old feels the time is right to hang up his boots, having won a Premier League and two League Cups during his 16-year career.

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Rangers close in on Polster


Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Rangers are closing in on a permanent deal for Matt Polster, according to Sky Sports.

The USA international, 25, can play as a right-back or a central midfielder and has been on trial with the Scottish side.

Polster has been a free agent since leaving Chicago Fire at the beginning of the month.

Icardi will sign new Inter contract


Mauro Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara has insisted that the striker will sign a new contract at Inter.

The Argentine has hit 14 goals in all competitions so far this season and is club captain.

Icardi's current deal expires in 2021 but Inter are keen to extend with Real Madrid and Chelsea rumoured to be interested.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Barca close to Boateng loan


The Ghana international is moving on a six-month loan

Kevin-Prince Boateng is closing in on a shock move to Barcelona for the rest of the season.

Sky Sport in Italy reporter Gianluca Di Marzio understands the Sassuolo forward is set to move to Camp Nou on a six-month loan.

Barca have been linked with a number of forwards but have turned to the Ghana international to add depth to their squad.

Zapata identified as possible Arnautovic replacement


West Ham could turn to Duvan Zapata if they lose Marko Arnautovic to China this month.

Latest reports claim the Austrian is set to stay at the London Stadium.

But if Arnautovic does depart, Tuttosport says the Hammers are plotting a €40 million (£35m/$45m) bid for Atalanta forward.

Herrera wants United stay


Ander Herrara wants to stay at Manchester United beyond the end of the season, despite having yet to agree a new contract.

The Manchester Evening News understand it is the Spaniard's desire to remain at Old Trafford, though his deal does expire in the summer.

Former club Athletic Bilbao are said to be keen on re-signing Herrera, but United are optimisitc they will retain the midfielder.

Martial close to new United deal


Manchester United are increasingly confident that Anthony Martial will sign a new contract, according to ESPN.

The Frenchman rejected the offer of an extension in the summer, with his contract due to expire in 2020.

But significant developments in the last two weeks, amid Martial's return to form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, means an agreement is seemingly imminent.

Mings wanted on loan


Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is wanted on loan by West Brom and Aston Villa, according to the Daily Mail.

Mings has started just one Premier League game this season and has struggled to earn a place in the side this season after recovering from injury.

Eddie Howe may be more willing to let the defender leave if a replacement is signed, with Brentford's Chris Mepham strongly linked.

Arsenal will not sign Bellerin replacement


Arsenal are unlikely to sign a replacement for Hector Bellerin this month even if he is ruled out for the rest of the season, according to the Evening Standard.

Bellerin went down clutching his knee under no challenge during the Gunners' 2-0 win over Chelsea and there are fears he has sustained a cruciate ligament injury that will end his campaign prematurely.

Unai Emery is unlikely to bring in a replacement, however, and is instead set to hand Ainsley Maitland-Niles the chance to impress, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Carl Jenkinson as cover.

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Pugh to join Hull on loan


Marc Pugh is set to join Championship side Hull City on loan from Bournemouth, according to Sky Sports.

He is the Cherries' current longest-serving player, having made 274 appearances for the club, but has only featured in three games this campaign.

Eighth-placed Hull will hope that the 31-year-old can boost their tilt at the playoffs and close the six-point gap.

Piatek set to join Milan


Krzysztof Piatek is on the verge of joining AC Milan from Genoa, according to Sky Sports.

The Polish striker has hit a whopping 19 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and will reportedly join the Rossoneri for about £31m (€35m/$40m), with potential bonuses if Milan qualify for the Champions League.

The transfer will spark something of a striker merry-go-round, allowing Gonzalo Higuain's move to Chelsea to be finalised, which, in turn, will see Alvaro Morata leave Stamford Bridge. 

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PSG to meet Ajax again over De Jong


Paris Saint-Germain are doing all they can to land Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, according to Sport.

The Ligue 1 giants have flown both Antero Henrique and Maxwell to Amsterdam to meet representatives of both the club and player.

Barcelona have reportedly made a similar move, attempting to convince the player to choose Spain over France.

Reguilon form pushes Marcelo to consider Juventus


Marcelo is being forced to consider a move to Juventus following the strong form of Sergio Reguilon, acording to AS.

The Brazilian has been left on the bench for the last two La Liga matches and his form had been declining up to that point.

22-year-old Reguilon very much represents the future for Real Madrid, and Cristiano Ronaldo is keen for his former team-mate to follow in his footsteps and join him in Italy.

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Barcelona could sign new No.9 today


Barcelona are working to sign a centre-forward to replace Munir El Haddadi, and could do a deal today if possible, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana are looking for a very specific profile of striker - a veteran who will be content to be back-up for Luis Suarez and, ideally, with La Liga experience.

Fernando Llorente, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Olivier Giroud have all been mooted, although the latter has never played in Spain.

Kodjia could leave Villa


Jonathan Kodjia could leave Aston Villa for Ligue 1 side Angers this month, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Villa have not yet received a formal approach, but the French side are reportedly interested in the striker, who is unsettled over a lack of playing time, with Tammy Abraham's stellar form keeping him on the sidelines.

A loan deal, rather than a permanent one, is most likely from Angers, who Kodjia played for during the 2014-15 season before joining Bristol City.

Arsenal approach Martins


Arsenal have made an offer to sign Gelson Martins on loan from Atletico Madrid, according to the Metro.

The Gunners are only able to sign players on loan during this window and negotiations with Barcelona over Denis Suarez have stalled, with the Catalan giants pushing for a permanent transfer.

Martins, who has made just 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season, is seen as a viable alternative and a more natural wide player than the Spaniard, and Atletico could be persuaded to let him leave this month.

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Siewert is Huddersfield-bound


Jan Siewert will be confimed as the new Huddersfield manager this week, according to The Daily Mirror.

The Borussia Dortmund reserve team coach is in line to succeed David Wagner after he left last week.

Huddersfield will pay the Bundesliga club £265,000 in compensation to acquire Siewert who is expected to be in place for the clash with Everton

Engels 'dreams' of Arsenal move


Olympiakos defender Bjorn Engels has outlined his ambition to join Arsenal in the future - though his wife might have other ideas.

The 24-year-old is currently on loan at Reims until the end of the season.

Engels is a big fan of the Premier League and would relish the chance to move to England - but his partner will prevent him from joining Manchester United.

"Not right now, but if my level continues to rise, it will come," he told L'Equipe. "I’ve been there a couple of times in the past, maybe next time is the right one. Arsenal?

"It would be a dream. But playing in England, it would be already top.

"She’s from Liverpool and all her family is a fan of the Reds. When Everton was interested in me, she said to me laughing: Everton is ok, but never Man United!"

Lukaku addresses transfer rumours


Romelu Lukaku has responded to speculation over his Manchester United future.

The Belgium international is out-of-favour under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was on the bench again against Brighton.

Reports have suggested the likes of Juventus are interested but Lukaku has written on Instagram "when the hate don't work they try telling lies", in what appears to be a response to the rumours.

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'I have no sympathy for Tottenham' - Redknapp


Jamie Redknapp has hit-out at Tottenham's decision to sell Mousa Dembele to China.

Guangzhou R&F have acquired the Belgian, with just six months remaining on Demeble's contract in North London.

Dele Alli suffered a hamstring injury against Fulham and ex-Spurs midfielder Redknapp says Mauricio Pochettino has left himself short.

He told Sky Sports: "I have no sympathy because you’ve just sold one of the best midfield players in the league.

“When you talk to Tottenham players about Mousa Dembele, everybody, to a man, says he’s unbelievable.

“Now you need him. So why on earth have you left yourselves so short?

“You cannot make me understand that Mousa Dembele move. Financially it might be good, but not for the team.”

Emery clarifies Ozil stance


Unai Emery still has a role for Mesut Ozil despite him missing Arsenal's 2-0 win over Chelsea.

The German has not played for the Gunners in 2019 after has been linked with a move away.

But Emery insists Ozil has a future in North London. Read what he had to say here on Goal

Klopp content despite injury crisis


Jurgen Klopp has indicated he will not turn to the January transfer window to solve Liverpool's defensive injury crisis.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are both out injured, leaving the Reds short at full-back.

Rafael Camacho made his top flight debut in the 4-3 win over Crystal Palace and Klopp seems content with the 18-year-old.

“I can imagine what people think about this situation but you have to make decisions in moments when decisions are on the table," said the German.

"That's why Clyney is not here anymore. 

"In that moment, we had plenty of options and now we don't have them. That's how it is in our next games. 

"Tell me a player who can play right back and other positions as well better than our boys like Rafa can do?”

West Ham 'better off cashing in' on Arnautovic


West Ham should sell Marko Arnautovic during the January window, according to former boss Sam Allardyce.

Reports earlier this month indicated the Austrian wanted to leave the London Stadium, with an unnamed Chinese club leading the pursuit.

Latest indications are that the 29-year-old will stay at West Ham, but Allardyce - the Hammers boss between 2011 and 2015 - believes they should push for the move.

He told Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday: “He is the type of player when he wants to leave, you are better off cashing in.

“His mentality will change and there's always been a mark about his temperament against his ability.

“You don't want another situation like [Dimitri] Payet and I think it's sad considering what West Ham have done for him..

“This is not a career move – it's a money move. He wants to secure his future, and you are better off cashing in.”

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Chelsea make Coutinho enquiry


The Brazilian could be available at a cut-price

Chelsea have sounded out Barcelona over the availability of Philippe Coutinho.

The Express understand the Blues are keen on the Brazil international, who could cost around £100 million ($128m).

Barca paid £142m ($182m) to sign Coutinho from Liverpool 12 months ago but he has failed to shine at Camp Nou.

Quakes to sign Mexican defender


The San Jose Earthquakes are set to sign Mexican defender Benjamin Galindo Jr.,according to Quakes Epicenter.

Galindo Jr. recently left Chivas, where he was part of the academy under new Quakes boss Matias Almeyda.

His father, ex-Mexican international Benjamin Galindo, will serve as an assistant coach for the club.

PAOK signs Swiderski


PAOK have completed the signing of Polish striker Karol Swiderski, the club announced on Monday.

Swiderski joins from Jagiellonia after 113 appearances in the Polish league.

The 21-year-old forward, who has signed a three-year deal with the Greek club, has appeared for Poland's youth national teams through the U-21 age group.

Vela: 'We'll see what happens'


Carlos Vela has been linked with Barcelona, but the Los Angeles FC forward says he is waiting to "see what happens".

The Mexico attacker says he is happy to remain in Los Angeles but would obviously consider a Barca offer.

Read Vela's full quotes on Goal!

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Bangoura set to join Whitecaps


Lass Bangoura is set to join the Vancouver Whitecaps, the winger said on Instagram.

The Guinea winger has been with Rayo Vallecano since 2011, but has gone out on loan three times during his stint.

Bangoura recently finished up a half-season loan stint with Almeria in the second division.

Batshuayi in Brussels awaiting move


Michy Batshuayi is in Brussels as a move to Monaco remains likely.

Chelsea are awaiting a resolution for both Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata as the forward position will be a significant focus in January.

Read the full story on Goal!

Balotelli set to complete Marseille switch


Ligue 1 side agree to striker's wage demands

Marseille are confident of wrapping up the signing of Mario Balotelli in the next few days, according to L'Equipe.

The Italy international came close to joining Marseille from Nice before the season started, but the move broke down.

The two parties have maintained contact and a lot of progress was made in the latest round of negotiations. Marseille look set to meet the striker's wage demands and are confident of sealing a deal this month.

Ex-Chelsea star Cole agrees Derby move


Ashley Cole is on the verge of reuniting with ex-Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard at Derby CountyThe Mirror reports.

The former England international, a free agent since his recent departure from LA Galaxy, is set for a medical with the Championship club before signing a short-term contract.

The 38-year-old will spend the rest of the season with Derby on a £10,000 per week contract.

PSG ready €25m Gueye bid but Everton want more


Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to offer €25 million for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, but the Premier League side want more.

Talks between the two clubs are said to have been delayed following the death of PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi's mother but they are set to reopen.

Telefoot claims PSG's first offer will fall short of Everton's asking price but the Senegal player wants to join the Ligue 1 side.

Meanwhile, coahc Thomas Tuchel has identified Napoli star Allan as an ideal signing, but he has been deemed too expensive.

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Carroll emerges as Tottenham target


Pochettino's side eye £2m move for West Ham striker

Tottenham are considering a £2 million move for West Ham striker Andy Carroll, The Sun says.

Spurs are suffering an injury crisis that was made worse on Sunday when Dele Alli suffered a hamstring problem late on in their 2-1 win over Fulham.

Mauricio Pochettino's men see Carroll as a candidate to add cover for their injured stars and may be able to get him for a low price before his contract expires at the end of the season.

Napoli close in on €20m Lazzari


Napoli are close to an agreement to sign Manuel Lazzari from SPAL for around €20 million (£18m/$23m), says Calciomercato.

Carlo Ancelotti's side are said to already have an agreement in place with the 25-year-old midfielder and are confident of sealing a deal that will see him move to the Stadio San Paolo in the summer.