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N'Golo Kante Chelsea 2021-22

Juve consider January move for Witsel


Juventus are considering a January move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 32-year-old's current deal expires in June 2022, and he will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with any potential suitors when the transfer window reopens.

Juve are poised to swoop for Witsel, who has made 113 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund to date.

Man City set sights on West Ham youngster Mubama


Manchester City have set their sights on West Ham youngster Divin Mubama - according to Football Insider.

The Hammers want to tie the striker down to his first professional contract when he turns 17 in October, but City are keeping close tabs on his progress.

Mubama, who has already represented England at U17 level, has been earmarked for a bright future at the highest level by West Ham officials.

Juve join race for Spurs target Damsgaard


Juventus have joined the race to sign Sampdoria midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard - according to Tuttosport.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old for some time, but could face competition from the Bianconeri for his services in the new year.

Damsgaard is under contract at Sampdoria until 2024, but could reportedly be on the market for as little as £18 million ($25m) in 2022. 

Man Utd plotting swoop for Leipzig star Mukiele


Manchester United are plotting a swoop for RB Leipzig star Nordi Mukiele - according to Fichajes.

The Red Devils want the 23-year-old to provide extra competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot at right-back, with it reported that he could be available for around £22 million ($30m) in January.

Mukiele has appeared in five Bundesliga games for Leipzig already this term, scoring once. 

Leipzig's French defender Nordi Mukiele

Real Madrid interested in Leicester's Soyuncu


Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu is the subject of interest from Real Madrid - according to Defensa Central.

Real could move for the 25-year-old when the transfer window reopens, with the Foxes likely to accept a bid in the region of €45 million (£39m/$53m).

Soyuncu only has two years remaining on his current contract at Leicester, but has been ever-present for the club at the start of the new Premier League season.

Soyuncu Turkey

Chelsea willing to sanction Kante departure in 2022 (Fichajes)


World Cup winner tipped to leave Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are willing to sanction N'Golo Kante's departure in 2022 - according to Fichajes.

The French midfielder is currently tied to the Blues until 2023, but there is little sign that he will sign an extension on that deal.

Chelsea will, therefore, consider selling Kante next year to avoid losing him on a free transfer when his current contract expires.

Inter target Arsenal keeper Leno


Inter have identified Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno as a transfer target - according to Fichajes.

The Italian champions are looking at the German shot-stopper as a potential long term replacement for Samir Handanovic, who is edging towards the end of his career at 37.

Leno has recently seen his position as Arsenal No.1 come under threat to summer signing Aaron Ramsdale, but he does still have two years to run on his contract.

Bernd Leno Arsenal 2021-22

Sevilla set En-Nesyri asking price


Sevilla have set their asking price for Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri - according to Mundo Deportivo.

Arsenal and West Ham have both been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old, who could be lured away from Spain if Sevilla receive a bid in the region of £38.5 million ($53m).

En-Nesyri has contributed three goals and one assist to Sevilla's cause in six La Liga outings so far this season.

Atletico keen on Napoli midfielder Ruiz


Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz - according to Calcio Mercato.

Diego Simeone has long been an admirer of the 25-year-old, whose current contract is due to expire in 2023.

Atletico could include Marcos Llorente as a makeweight in any possible deal for Ruiz next year.

Chelsea & Liverpool eying Chiesa (Calciomercato)


Juve star touted for Premier League switch

Chelsea and Liverpool are both eyeing a swoop for Juventus forward Federico Chiesa - according to Calcio Mercato.

Bayern Munich have also been linked with the 23-year-old, but Juve are adamant that he will not be sold in 2022.

Chiesa has appeared in four Serie A games for Juve so far this term, scoring once.

West Ham pursue Clermont star Bayo


West Ham are keeping a close eye on Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo, according to the Sun

Bayo has already notched three goals and two assists for the Ligue 1 side this season and could be available for around £10 million.

Barca keep tabs on 'New Pedri'


Barcelona are looking to repeat their transfer coup in signing Pedri with another Las Palmas gem, claims Sport

Alberto Moleiro, 17, has won rave reviews at the Canary Islanders with his performances up front, and Barca are keen to sign him young after the success of their gamble on Pedri.

Juventus to let Ramsey go for free in January


Juventus will allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club without asking for a transfer fee in January, claims the Sun

West Ham, Everton and Newcastle have been linked with the Wales midfielder, who has fallen out of favour in Turin this season.

Barca begin talks over Dembele contract extension


Barcelona have opened talks with Ousmane Dembele over extending the striker's contract, according to Sport

Dembele is out of contract in 2022, and the club are willing to give him two more years despite struggling with injuries throughout his time at Camp Nou.

Derby make progress in takeover attempts


Crisis-ridden Derby County are closing in on a sale, reports the Daily Mail

The Rams, who were docked 12 points after falling into administration, have received interest from several potential bidders, while owner Mel Morris will write off around £100 million in loans owed to him by the club in efforts to clear debt from the balance sheet. 

Ronaldo wants to stay at Man Utd beyond retirement


Star hopes to coach son at club once he hangs up boots

Cristiano Ronaldo is already planning for life after football at Manchester United, reports the Sun

The 36-year-old forward wants to retire at Old Trafford, and then take the reins of the Reds' youth teams in order to coach his son Cristiano Jr through the ranks. 

Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd 2021-22
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Tottenham to move for Kulusevski


Tottenham are weighing up an approach for Juventus' Dejan Kulusevski in January, according to the Mirror

Director of football Fabio Paratici is keen on engineering a reunion for his former charge in Turin, having been instrumental in his initial move to Juve.