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Mauro Icardi, PSG 2021-22

Dortmund tracking Werner, Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic


Borussia Dortmund are keeping an eye on the status of Chelsea trio Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and their former star Christian Pulisic, reports TEAMtalk.

With Dortmund prepared for Erling Haaland to eventually leave, they are considering bringing in more attacking options.

As the Chelsea trio compete for places in attack, the club could be open to moving at least one of them on.

Newcastle owners eye Marseille purchase


The Public Investment Fund (PIF), the Saudi-backed ownership group of Newcastle, are now considering buying Ligue 1 giants Marseille, reports TEAMtalk.

The PIF are looking to follow the model set by City Football Group, who own 10 clubs across the world including Manchester City.

Marseille, currently owned by American Frank McCourt, could be available for £400 million (€474m/$550m).

Amine Harit of Marseille celebrate a goal.

Burleigh takes herself out of contention for Pride job


Orlando Pride interim head coach Becky Burleigh has announced she has withdrawn her name for consideration for the full-time job.

Burleigh, the longtime University of Florida coach, took over the Pride at midseason after Marc Skinner left to become Manchester United head coach.

“What an amazing opportunity it was to spend this time as a member of the Orlando Pride,” Burleigh said. “I want to thank the players and the staff for the growth I’ve experienced and I will always be a huge Pride fan. I look forward to aiding in the transition to a new era of Pride soccer.”

Arsenal struggling to convince Saliba


Arsenal are struggling to convince William Saliba that he should stay in north London for the long term, reports The Sun.

Saliba has yet to play for the Gunners after joining in 2019, spending time on loan with Nice last term and Marseille this season.

The 20-year-old is still highly regarded but feels like he may never be fully valued at Arsenal.

Newcastle to make major offer for Ten Hag


Newcastle are preparing a major offer to lure Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, reports the Daily Mail.

The club's new Saudi owners are willing to offer Ten Hag £6 million per year after taxes, but the manager is understood to be reluctant to leave Ajax.

Erik ten Hag Tottenham Ajax 30042019

Sacking Solskjaer would cost Man Utd £7.5m


Manchester United would have to pay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5 million if they are to sack him, reports The Sun.

Solskjaer is under huge pressure after a stunning 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool at the weekend.

But the Norwegian has a clause in his current contract that would force the Red Devils to pay him a year's wages if they sack him.

Bayern interested in Osimhen


Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on Napoli star Victor Osimhen, according to Calciomercato.

The 22-year-old has marked himself as one of the top strikers in Europe and appears set for a big-money move in the future.

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to keep Osimhen for at least another season but would listen to offers of €100 million (£84m/$116m) or more.

Newcastle eye move for Wirtz (Bild)


The young German star is on the radar of many top clubs

Newcastle are eyeing a move for Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz, reports Bild.

The 18-year-old has marked himself as one of Europe's top prospects and has already become a regular for the German national team.

It's expected that Wirtz's eventual transfer fee will reach nine figures, which the newly cash-rich Magpies could afford.

Alvarez set for new Ajax deal


Ajax are set to announce a contract renewal through 2025 with midfielder/defender Edson Alvarez, says VI.

The Mexico international joined Ajax in 2019 and has become an indispensable figure for the club this season.

Favre favourite to take Newcastle job


Lucien Favre is the favourite to replace Steve Bruce as Newcastle United manager, Sport Bild reports.

Marc Overmars could also be brought in by the Premier League side in a sporting director role, with the former Arsenal winger having spent three years in England with the Gunners.

Lucien Favre Borussia Dortmund 2019-20
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AC Milan women sign Noa Selimhodzic


AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Noa Selimhodzic.

The midfielder joins from Maccabi Emek Hefer and has agreed a contract until 2024, with the 18-year-old having been handed the No.17 shirt.

Huesca appoint ex-Watford boss Munoz


Chiellini backs De Ligt for long-term Juve stay


Tottenham in strong position to sign Tolisso


Tottenham are in a strong position to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso - according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Juventus and Inter have also been linked with the 27-year-old, but Spurs are well placed to beat the Italian duo to his signature.

Only Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid could prevent Tottenham from sealing a deal for Tolisso, whose current contract expires next summer.

Corentin Tolisso, Bayern Munich, 2020-21

Barca tracking Monaco full-back Henrique


Barcelona are tracking Monaco full-back Caio Henrique - according to AS.

The Spanish giants have made an initial enquiry over the 24-year-old's availability already, and could launch a formal offer in January.

Henrique, who took in a spell at Atletico Madrid earlier in his career, has been ever-present for Monaco in Ligue 1 at the start of the season.

Caio Henrique Monaco 2020-21
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Inter in talks to sign Sampdoria's Thorsby


Inter are in talks to sign Sampdoria midfielder Morten Thorsby - according to Calcio Mercato.

Simeone Inzaghi is eager to bolster his ranks in the middle of the park, and the Nerazzurri have already contacted the 25-year-old's representatives over a potential deal.

Thorsby has appeared in eight Serie A games for Sampdoria so far this term, scoring once.

Fluminense approach Chelsea star Thiago Silva


Fluminense have made an approach for Chelsea star Thiago Silva - according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The Brazilian club are hoping to sign the 37-year-old on a free transfer when his current contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer.

Thiago played for Fluminense earlier in his career, and admitted he would like to return to the club before hanging up his boots earlier this year.

Thiago Silva Chelsea 2021

'Big lies' - Pogba denies snubbing Solskjaer


Paul Pogba has hit back at reports of a rift between himself and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as well as claims he has halted talks over a new contract at the club.

Pogba was reportedly considering his future at Old Trafford following the 5-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, in which the midfielder was sent off shortly after coming on as a half-time substitute when United were already four goals down at home.

However Pogba has dismissed these reports as "fake news", indicating he is still keen to work with Solskjaer and discuss a new contract.

Paul Pogba Man Utd 2021

Kehl: Bellingham has no release clause


Borussia Dortmund head of first team football Sebastian Kehl says there is no release clause in Jude Bellingham's contract and he will remain at the club for the forseeable future.

The teenage England international midfielder has impressed in the Bundesliga and is being tracked by several major European clubs, however Kehl says Dortmund are under no pressure at all to sell.

He told Sport1: "He is a Borussia Dortmund player and remains a Borussia Dortmund player. There is no exit clause.

“It's good that we talk about our players. It shows that we are doing something right. We can offer a lot at Borussia Dortmund. We want to win titles, but we have to keep the guys for that."

Bayern interested in Benfica talent Ramos


Bayern Munich are interested in Benfica forward Goncalo Ramos, according to Bild.

The 20-year-old impressed for the Portuguese giants' second string last season, scoring 14 goals in just 12 matches, and has been moved up into the first team for 2021-22, where he has started three games this season.

Bayern are tracking his progress, although no official approach has yet been made.

Arsenal plotting Sergi Roberto swoop


Arsenal are plotting a swoop for Barcelona star Sergi Roberto - according to Fichajes.

The 29-year-old is set to become a free agent in June 2022, and will reject any extension offers from Barca in favour of taking on a new challenge elsewhere.

Manchester City have been strongly linked with Roberto, but Arsenal are ready to compete with their Premier League rivals for the Spaniard's signature.

Sergi Roberto Barcelona 2020-21
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Alli's future at Spurs back in doubt


Dele Alli's future at Tottenham has been plunged back into fresh doubt - according to The Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old has been left out of Nuno Espirito Santo's final squad for a round of 16 EFL Cup tie against Burnley on Wednesday.

Alli is still under contract with Spurs until 2024, but hasn't started any of the club's last three Premier League games.

Aston Villa interested in River Plate's Alvarez


River Plate forward Julian Alvarez is the subject of interest from Aston Villa, according to Calcio Mercato.

AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen have also been linked with the 21-year-old, who is set to become a free agent next summer.

Villa are hoping to win the race for Alvarez, having seen him record 13 goals and 11 assists in 28 league games for River in 2021.

Chelsea open to signing Icardi (Fichajes)


Argentine star touted for Stamford Bridge switch

Chelsea are open to signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi - according to Fichajes.

The 28-year-old is being strongly linked with a move away from Parc des Princes amid a lack of regular starts under Mauricio Pochettino.

Chelsea could launch a January swoop for Icardi, whose current contract at PSG is not due to expire until 2024.

Mauro Icardi, PSG 2021-22

Solskjaer losing Man Utd dressing room faith


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is losing the faither of the Manchester United dressing room, according to the Sun.

The manager's training sessions are uninspiring, the report claims, and on the back of a 5-0 loss to Liverpool the end could yet be near.

Tielemans draws Bayern interest


Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans has drawn the interest of Bayern Munich, writes Calciomercato.

The Belgium international has been involved in six goals this campaign after a breakthrough 2020-21 season earned him a key role at Euro 2020.

Fabianski in West Ham talks


Arteta: I have full belief in Nketiah


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has given Eddie Nketiah his full support and clarified the forward's future.

“We had a situation in the summer that we tried to resolve and we couldn't either way," Arteta said.

“That is the contract situation that is more and more common in football for where we are coming from with Covid and a lot of the issues that we have to resolve.

“I have full belief that he is going to be a top, top player and hopefully at Arsenal. I'm happy to have him, he is our player, I regard him really highly and from my side I want him to stay.”

Barcelona dream of Klopp hire (SPORT)


The Blaugrana want the type of turnaround Klopp engineered at Liverpool

Barcelona are dreaming of Jurgen Klopp becoming their manager of the future, claims SPORT.

The Liverpool boss has a contract until 2024 and has been linked to the Germany national team job should it ever open again.

Klopp has specialized in supercharging historic clubs that have underperformed, and Barcelona want him to work his magic at Camp Nou.

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