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Pochettino downplays chances of Grealish move

2018-12-07T22:06:12Z

Mauricio Pochettino has downplayed the chances of Tottenham making a move for Jack Grealish in January, citing the lack of room in his team.

The Aston Villa star was widely reported to be Spurs’ top target this summer, though a move failed to materialise at the transfer deadline, with Grealish signing a new contract with the Championship club.

Links have again popped up with the winger and Spurs, but Pochettino indicated a move in January is not in the cards.

Read the full story on Goal!

Arsenal have no clause to recall Chambers

2018-12-07T20:50:59Z

Arsenal do not have a recall option on the loan deal with Fulham for Calum Chambers, according to the Evening Standard.

With Rob Holding lost for the season, the Gunners are down to two fit centre-backs, making Chambers an appealing possibility in January.

However, Arsenal cannot recall him, and it is unlikely Fulham would let Chambers go as he has looked strong for new manager Claudio Ranieri playing in the midfield. 

Benitez denies £15m Almiron bid

2018-12-07T20:10:00Z

Newcastle United did not make a £15million bid for Miguel Almiron as has been reported, according to Rafael Benitez.

Reports have claimed Newcastle, again the subject of takeover talk, are keen on a January move for the Paraguay international, tabling a the offer for the Atlanta United star, who is set to play in the MLS Cup final on Saturday.

Atlanta president Darren Eales described the suggestion Almiron could leave on loan as "laughable", and Benitez has now joined in, dismissing the speculation.

Read the full story on Goal!

PSG set €40m Rabiot price

2018-12-07T18:42:35Z

Paris Saint-Germain have set a price tag of €40 million (£36m/$46m) for Adrien Rabiot and could sell him in January, according to le10sport.

The club do not want Rabiot to leave for nothing this summer, so they will offer him for that price next month should he not agree to a deal by then – with an extension something the club still hopes is a possibility.

Though that is the price, PSG could be tempted to compromise on the price once an official bid comes in.

Fulham interested in Darmian

2018-12-07T18:00:55Z

Fulham are interested in the prospect of signing Matteo Darmian from Manchester United, according to Tuttomercato.

The full-back reportedly favours a switch to Italy, with Inter and Lazio reportedly interested, but the London side are hopeful that a six-month loan deal can convince him to move to Craven Cottage permanently. 

Darmian has made just three Premier League appearances this term, starting against Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

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Grealish 'not bothered' about failed Spurs switch

2018-12-07T17:00:14Z

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish says he isn't bothered that his proposed £25m deal to Tottenham fell through, according to Sky Sports.

The attacking midfielder was set to become Spurs' only signing of the summer window, but his deal fell through and Mauricio Pochettino ended up without a new face. 

However, Grealish has since signed a five-year deal at Villa Park and appears unfazed by the incident, despite rumours that persist regarding Tottenham's interest in him.

Real the full story right here on Goal!

Liverpool could recall Wilson in January

2018-12-07T16:30:28Z

Derby County boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that Liverpool have the option to recall high-flying loanee Harry Wilson in January if they want to, according to Derbyshire Live.

The 21-year-old has notched eight goals and recorded two assists in all competitions so far this season and has impressed under former Chelsea midfielder Lampard.

However, Liverpool have the right to bring the Welshman back to Anfield in January and boost their squad if they so desire.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Inzaghi safe in Lazio top job

2018-12-07T16:00:05Z

Simone Inzaghi will remain Lazio manager for next season, according to club president Claudio Lotito, despite recent struggles in form, per Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A club have only taken three points from their last possible nine domestically and were beaten 2-0 by Apollon Limassol in the Europa League last week.

However, Lotito has reaffirmed his belief in Inzaghi, stating that the 42-year-old will remain at the helm for the foreseeable future.

Real Madrid set to loan Vinicius out following mixed form

2018-12-07T15:30:16Z

Real Madrid will look to send Vinicius Junior out on loan as Santiago Solari does not feel he is ready to be a regular first-teamer, according to Don Balon.

The Brazilian teenager arrived in the Spanish capital earlier this year but has been sporadic with his form for the Champions League holders.

Solari is now intending to recommend that the forward be sent elsewhere on a temporary basis to gain more experience, with Real Valladolid thought to be interested.

Cardiff keeping tabs on Nantes hotshot Sala

2018-12-07T15:04:30Z

Cardiff City have registered an interest in Argentinean forward Emiliano Sala after manager Neil Warnock travelled to France to catch him in action for Nantes, reports BBC Sport.

The 28-year-old, who has netted 13 goals in all competitions this year, got on the scoresheet again in his side’s 3-2 win over Marseille.

Sala joined Nantes from Bordeaux in 2015, but could soon make the hope across the channel to Wales if Warnock is able to capture his signature.

Man Utd to sign Amiens starlet Emeran

2018-12-07T14:30:54Z

Manchester United look set to beat off competition from PSG, Juventus and Valencia to land teenage starlet Noam Emeran from Amiens, per RMC Sport.

The 16-year-old forward has been the focus of the Red Devils for a number of weeks and looks set to make the switch to Old Trafford over their various European rivals.

Emeran has represented France at youth international level, and is a member of their under-16 set-up.

Clubs queuing up to take Weah on loan

2018-12-07T14:06:23Z

PSG youngster Timothy Weah may be set for a temporary spell away from the Ligue 1 champions, with Thomas Tuchel willing to hear loan offers for the United States international, reports Foot Mercato.

The 18-year-old has been strapped for game-time in the French capital and the club are considering whether to send him out for the rest of the season to gain regular experience.

RC Strasbourg are believed to be leading the interested parties, though Bayer Leverkusen and other clubs in England and Turkey are also in pursuit should Weah become available.

Suarez ‘not happy’ at Barcelona

2018-12-07T13:30:00Z

Denis Suarez has admitted he is not happy at Barcelona amid his lack of playing time this season.

Chelsea and Napoli have been linked with January moves for the 24-year-old, whose contract expires in 2020, and he has made clear that his situation at Camp Nou must change soon if he is to stay.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Ogbonna registering on Valencia's radar

2018-12-07T13:02:57Z

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna is wanted by La Liga outfit Valencia during the winter transfer window, Goal understands.

Elsewhere in La Liga, Goal understands that Sevilla and Villarreal are setting their sights on Krasnodar defender Cristian Ramirez.

Read the full story on both mooted deals here.

Cardiff keen on capturing Sala

2018-12-07T12:30:36Z

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has admitted to holding an interest in £25 million-rated Nantes star Emiliano Sala, with the striker watched during a recent 3-2 victory over Marseille.

The Bluebirds boss has said: “He [Sala] has scored some good goals this year. He didn't have a very good game the other night, but he's done well.”

Pulis told it is 'time for a change'

2018-12-07T12:03:36Z

Christian Pulisic is attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, and the United States international has been told by Alexi Lalas that it is “time for a change”.

The former USMNT star has told Cowherd: "I think it’s time for a change right now for Christian Pulisic, and a change to an even higher profile team."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Carroll must earn contract extension

2018-12-07T11:27:23Z

If Andy Carroll wants to extend his stay at West Ham beyond this season he is going to have to earn it, according to Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The injury-ravaged striker, who has made another return to competitive action of late, will see his current deal with the Hammers expire at the end of the season.

Here's what his manager has had to say on his future.

Moreno unhurried on future as Marseille seek Liverpool man

2018-12-07T11:03:45Z

Marseille target Alberto Moreno is in no hurry to resolve his future and make a switch from Liverpool to the Ligue 1 outfit, according to Le 10 Sport.

The Spaniard has been limited for game time at Anfield this season and has been linked with a move away from Merseyside.

However, left-back Moreno is apparently rather unconcerned about his immediate future, frustrating Marseille who are seeking a replacement for Jordan Amavi.

Maxi Gomez the man for Atletico

2018-12-07T10:30:43Z

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has identified Maxi Gomez as the solution to his striker problems with Diego Costa set for a spell on the sidelines, according to Marca.

The Celta Vigo man is seen as a good option to bolster the Los Rojiblancos attack, with the underperforming Nikola Kalinic not viewed as a suitable replacement within the club.

Gomez has scored seven goals in 13 appearances this season and was a member of the Uruguay squad at the World Cup in Russia earlier this year.

Herrera set for new Man Utd deal

2018-12-07T09:59:57Z

Ander Herrera looks set to confirm an extended stay at Manchester United with the club increasingly certain the 29-year-old will sign an extension to stay at Old Trafford, per The Times.

The Spaniard rejected an initial offer from the Red Devils but still looks set to pen fresh terms to remain at the Theatre of Dreams.

Since joining from Athletic Bilbao in 2014, Herrera has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League with Jose Mourinho’s side.

Hysaj linked with Chelsea move

2018-12-07T09:30:02Z

Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj may be set for a reunion with old boss Maurizio Sarri after all as Chelsea look set to bring the Albania international to Stamford Bridge, reports the Daily Mail.

Hysaj’s agent reveals the Serie A side blocked the defender’s prospective move to London during the off-season after Sarri departed the club for the Blues.

But with Davide Zappacosta out of favour, the 24-year-old looks like he may complete the switch to the Premier League after all, to team up once more with his former manager.

Roma set to make Vilhena bid

2018-12-07T08:59:25Z

Roma are ready to swoop in for Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena in January, according to reports in Italy.

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Rotterdam in recent seasons and once came close to joining Sampdoria.

He remains a key part of Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team, but the Rotterdam side are open to letting him go with his contract expiring in 2020.

And to improve their chances of bringing the Netherlands international to the Italian capital, Roma are willing to let Rick Karsdorp return to Feyenoord on loan.

Andre Gomes future not in Everton's hands - Silva

2018-12-07T08:38:15Z

Marco Silva is still unsure if Everton will sign Andre Gomes on a permanent basis.

The midfielder joined the Premier League side on loan from Barcelona in the summer and has made a good impression in the first half of the season.

The Toffees are expected to try to keep him for a few more years, but Silva says the situation is out of their hands.

Rangers plot January bid for Cooper

2018-12-07T08:15:50Z

Rangers are set to reignite their interest in Millwall defender Jake Cooper in January, Daily Express reports.

The Glasgow side are determined to land the 23-year-old after having a £3 million bid rejected in the previous transfer window.

Rangers could be forced to wait until the summer to get him and are eyeing Bolton's Mark Beevers as an alternative.

Malcom wanted by Chinese club

2018-12-07T07:53:24Z

Guangzhou Evergrande are targeting an ambitious move for Barcelona attacker Malcom, according to Directv Sports.

The injured winger has had a difficult start to life at Camp Nou, sparking rumours he could soon leave the club.

And after signing Paulinho back from the Catalan side, Guangzhou hope to bring in another Brazilian in the shape of the 21-year-old.

Man Utd want £40m Pochettino to replace Mourinho

2018-12-07T07:29:40Z

Spurs boss the only option to replace under fire boss

Manchester United have decided Mauricio Pochettino is the man they want to replace Jose Mourinho and are willing to pay £40 million ($51m) to land him, The Sun claims.

The Tottenham manager has become the only option to replace the Portuguese, whose position at Old Trafford remains under pressure.

United could let Mourinho go at the end of the season and will try to lure Pochettino away from the London club.

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Almiron won't be sold for 'chump change'

2018-12-07T06:08:40Z

Miguel Almiron may well head to the Premier League this winter, but the Atlanta United star won't be cheap. 

Club president Darren Eales has made it clear that the midfielder will not be offloaded for what he called "chump change" and says only "a proper, serious offer" will be considered for the club's star man. 

Read the full story on Goal.

Ajax star De Jong uncertain over future

2018-12-07T05:09:02Z

Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong admits he is uncertain of his club future beyond this season. 

The 21-year-old midfielder has become one of Europe’s most sought after products after starring for the Eredivisie side over the past year, but says his focus is on finishing the season with his current club rather than where he'll play after the summer. 

"Maybe I’ll stay for another year, maybe I’ll leave. But I am not sure,” he told The Guardian

Read the full story on Goal

Adams deal comes in at $3m plus large sell-on clause

2018-12-07T03:05:24Z

Tyler Adams' move to RB Leipzig will cost the German side $3 million, with a 33 percent sell-on clause tacked on. 

With the deal happening between two Red Bull owned clubs and the restrictive rules in MLS, there was plenty of question over how much would be paid for the 19-year-old midfielder, but sources have confirmed the amount to Goal

For more insight into the move, check out the full story right here. 

Pellegrini backs Carroll to earn new deal

2018-12-07T01:30:50Z

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has urged forward Andy Carroll to earn a new contract with the club.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool forward recently returned from injury and is set to enter the final six months of his £90,000 a week contract.

The Hammers do have the option to extend that contract by two years, though, and Pellegrini says he'd love to see Carroll prove himself in the coming months.

“We know what Andy can give to our team and now he must demonstrate he is able to do it week by week. He has now the last six months and I hope he will be able to do it," Pellegrini said.

Read Pellegrini's comments in full on Goal.

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Seattle Sounders forward to pen new contract

2018-12-07T00:49:07Z

Jordan Morris has signed a new deal that will keep him with MLS side Seattle Sounders for another five years, according to The Athletic.

The 24-year-old is still recovering from a serious knee injury and missed the entirety of the 2018 season as a result. He is now back in training, though, and looks set to commit his future to his boyhood club for the forseeable future.

Morris scored 15 goals in his first two seasons with Seattle, attracting interest from a number of European sides.

Onyewu hired as Orlando City B technical director

2018-12-06T23:49:44Z

Former U.S. national team centre-back Oguchi Onyewu is the new techincal director of Orlando City B, the club announced on Thursday.

Onyewu announced his retirement from playing in September, spending the vast majoririty of his career in Europe with the likes of Standard Liege and Sporting Lisbon.

He earned 69 caps with the USMNT and played in two World Cup's but is now pursuing a role off the pitch.

“We are delighted to directly involve someone of Oguchi’s stature into our next generation youth movement,” OCB General Manager Mike Potempa said.

It's believed Onyewu will focus heavily on youth development with the USL League One side.

Pedrinho keen on Dortmund switch

2018-12-06T23:35:52Z

Borussia Dortmund could be set to sign Corinthians winger Pedrinho as a potential replacement for Christian Pulisic, report Globo Esporte.

USA star Pulisic is being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and Pedrinho, 20, is being tipped to sign a four-year-deal with the Bundesliga leaders in January.

The report claims that Corinthians are now awaiting an official offer from Dortmund after the club met with the players' representatives in Sao Paulo.

De Jong to join PSG in the summer

2018-12-06T23:18:40Z

The Ajax star is set to turn down a move to Manchester City

Highly rated Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong is likely to join PSG for €75 million (£67m/$85m) next summer, according to De Telegraaf.

De Jong has been heavily linked with both Manchester City and Barcelona in recent months, but it's claimed that he now prefers a move to the French capital.

Ajax director Marc Overmars has slapped a €75m price tag on De Jong and it's believed that PSG told Ajax that they were willing to pay that amount on Thursday. 

The report also says that Kylian Mbappe told PSG to sign De Jong following France's recent Nations League matches against Netherlands.

Seri's summer move to Fulham under further scrutiny

2018-12-06T23:10:47Z

Jean-Michael Seri's move from Nice to Fulham is in the spotlight again after the Cottagers were accused of breaching FA agent rules, report the Daily Mail.

The talented midfielder completed a summer switch to London when him and Nice team-mate Maxime le Marchand joined Fulham for a combined £25 million ($32m).

But there are suggestions that the deal broke FA rules after Fulham and Seri's agent empowered intermediaries Willie and Mark McKay to orchestrate the deal.

Man Utd target Sandro set for new Juve deal

2018-12-06T23:03:12Z

Defender star to pen new contract with Serie A side

Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro is set to sign a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023, Goal understands.

The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the finest full-back's in European football during his time with the Bianconeri and has been strongly linked with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea in recent years.

But it's now believed that a contract extension for Sandro is to be announced in the coming days, which will see the former Porto man earn a base salary of €4 million per season.

Read the full story on Goal.

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