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Torreira asks Arsenal to cancel Atletico loan and accept Torino bid

2020-12-05T23:00:03Z

Lucas Torreira is already fed up of life at Atletico Madrid.

The midfielder joined on loan from Arsenal in October and is scheduled to stay until the end of the season.

But TodoFichajes claims he wants the Gunners to cancel the deal with Atleti in January and allow him to join Serie A side Torino.

Ex-Chelsea man Marin to be offloaded

2020-12-05T22:30:38Z

Former Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin will soon be looking for a new club again.

Al-Riyadiah reports that Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli are ready to offload the 31-year-old because they have exceeded the maximum number of foreign players permitted.

Marin's contract runs until the summer of 2022. 

Inter to start Lukaku contract talks

2020-12-05T22:08:48Z

Inter are ready to start negotiations with Romelu Lukaku over a new contract, 90min reports.

The Serie A side are eager to fight off interest from rival top clubs, including Italian rivals Juventus.

Lukaku's current deal runs until 2024 but Inter want to upgrade his deal already.

Juventus & Inter still in Milik race

2020-12-05T21:20:36Z

Juventus and Inter are still eager to land Arkadius Milik from Napoli.

Calciomercato says the Serie A sides could return for him in January, but Juve will have to improve on their offer of a part exchange with Federico Bernardeschi.

Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid are also in the race to sign the Poland international.

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Jese eyes Spain move

2020-12-05T20:30:02Z

Jese Rodriguez is keen on a return to Spain as he continues talks with PSG over the early termination of his contract, according to Le10Sport.

The 27-year-old has struggled to make an impact since his high-profile move from Real Madrid four years ago, spending time out on loan at Las Palmas, Stoke, Real Betis and Sporting.

His current deal expires in June 2021 but PSG are willing to end it early, with Jese eyeing a move back to La Liga once an agreement is reached.

Man Utd in talks over Almada deal

2020-12-05T20:00:48Z

Manchester United are frontrunners to sign Velez Sarsfield starlet Thiago Almada, according to Todofichajes.

The 19-year-old Argentina U20 midfielder is seen as one of South America's brightest young talents and is keen to make the move to one of Europe's top leagues.

A host of clubs are believed to be interested in the teenager but it is United who have jumped to the front of the queue, with talks over a transfer at an advanced stage.

Hickey confirms Bayern snub

2020-12-05T19:30:55Z

Aaron Hickey has opened up on his decision to choose a move to Bologna over Bayern Munich, with the teenager revealing he did snub the European champions for Serie A.

The former Hearts left-back also revealed that he turned down a trip west along the M8 to join Scottish rivals Celtic, while adding that Manchester City were never in the hunt for his services.

Read the full story on Goal!

Balotelli to make Monza move

2020-12-05T19:00:37Z

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is set to sign for Serie B side Monza, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 30-year-old is expected to have a medical on Monday before signing a contract.

Balotelli has been a free agent since being released by Brescia at the end of last season.

AC Milan interest has complicated Thauvin renewal, say Marseille

2020-12-05T18:30:29Z

Marseille director Pablo Longoria says the club's attempts to extend Florian Thauvin's contract have been rocked by interest from AC Milan.

Paolo Maldini confirmed this week that the Serie A side are eyeing the France international, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Speaking to Telefoot, Longoria admitted Maldini's comments did not help his side in the negotiations.

"We are working on the renewal, we talked to his agent but it is difficult," he said. "Maldini's words then complicated the situation. We did not find them very respectful."

Celtic & Rangers target Man Utd winger Lingard

2020-12-05T18:00:47Z

Celtic and Rangers are monitoring Jesse Lingard's situation at Manchester United.

Team Talk reports the 27-year-old wants to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer market and is wanted by several clubs, but the Scottish teams hope to lure him north of the border.

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Atletico Madrid target AC Milan outcast

2020-12-05T17:29:47Z

Atletico Madrid are considering a bid for Samu Castillejo in January.

MilanLive reports the Spanish side have set their sights on the winger, who has lost his place in the Milan team this season.

Atletico cannot afford to buy him and are prepared to offer Stefan Savic in exchange for him.

Weigl wants Benfica exit in January

2020-12-05T16:56:21Z

Julian Weigl is ready to leave Benfica in the next transfer window, according to A Bola.

The 25-year-old joined the Portuguese side from Borussia Dortmund in January, but has not been able to secure a place in the starting XI.

A return to Germany could be on the cards, with Hertha Berlin said to be interested.

Immobile to make China move?

2020-12-05T16:23:11Z

Guangzhou Evergrande are lining up a move for Lazio striker Ciro Immobilie, Calciomercato.it reports.

AC Milan, Napoli and Everton have all been linked to the Italy international, but the team coached by Fabio Cannavaro look set to offer him a lucrative deal in January.

Balotelli to link up with Monza

2020-12-05T16:00:00Z

Former Manchester City and Inter striker Mario Balotelli is set to link up with Monza, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The enigmatic Italian appeared set to head for Brazil and Vasco de Gama, but he will now be staying in his homeland.

Chelsea open to offers for defenders

2020-12-05T15:30:00Z

Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Fikayo Tomori and Antonio Rudiger, claims ESPN.

The Blues are well-stocked in the defensive department and are prepared to sanction moves for England and Germany internationals in January.

Liverpool looking for another keeper

2020-12-05T15:00:00Z

Jurgen Klopp wants to add another goalkeeper to his ranks at Liverpool, reports AS.

Sevilla shot-stopper Alfonso Pastor is said to be in the Reds' sights, despite Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher currently providing back-up and cover for Alisson.

West Ham see Nandez bid knocked back

2020-12-05T14:30:00Z

West Ham have seen an offer for Cagliari ace Nahitan Nandez rejected, claims Centotrentuno.

David Moyes wants to add another tough-tackling midfielder to his ranks and has set his sights on a 24-year-old turning out in Italy.

De Roon registering on Barca's radar

2020-12-05T14:00:00Z

La Liga giants looking at Atalanta star

Marten de Roon is anothermidfield option being mulled over by Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Netherlands international will see his contract at Atalanta expire in the summer of 2021, meaning that he could be taken to Camp Nou as a free agent.

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Man Utd eye Tuchel for next season

2020-12-05T13:30:00Z

PSG boss set to become available in 2021

Manchester United are eying up Thomas Tuchel as a successor for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the current campaign, via Le Parisien.

The Paris Saint-Germain boss is not expected to remain at his post beyond the current campaign and is likely to catch the eye of multiple clubs across Europe.

Tuchel fancies Old Trafford however and the Red Devils would be keen on him to take the place of Solskjaer, who is yet to deliver silverware at the club.

Heerenveen snatch up De Jong

2020-12-05T13:00:00Z

Heerenveen has brought Siem de Jong to the club following his exit from FC Cincinnati, the club has confirmed.

The 31-year-old, an Eredivisie winner with Ajax and an A-League winner with Sydney FC, failed to convince during his stay in MLS.

He now heads back to his adopted home country, with the six-time-capped Netherlands international linking up with De Superfriezen.

San Jose hand Marie long-term deal

2020-12-05T12:30:00Z

Klopp unhappy with Brexit transfer rules

2020-12-05T12:00:00Z

Jurgen Klopp has spoken out against Brexit once more in the wake of the Football Association's announcement of transfer ramifications in English football, indicating that the British government would have delivered heavier restrictions were it not for fierce resistance from clubs.

The sport’s governing body, alongside the Premier League and EFL, confirmed a raft of constraints for teams ahead of the January transfer window, the first to take place following the conclusion of the United Kingdom’s transition window to withdraw from the European Union on December 31.

As a result, English clubs will be unable to sign foreign players until they are 18, or more than three overseas players under the age of 21 in a single transfer window. Further rules include work permits for all transfers from EU nations, to be allocated on a points-based system.

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Winks looks for Spurs exit to boost England hopes

2020-12-05T11:30:00Z

Midfielder hopes for Euro 2020 spot

Harry Winks may look to move away from Tottenham in the new year in order to keep his England hopes alive, per the Mirror.

The midfielder has not started a game since September and risks missing out on Euro 2020 without valuble minutes.

As such, he may seek to find a new club in order to keep himself in the Three Lions conversation.

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Tusquets doubles down on Messi exit talk

2020-12-05T11:00:00Z

Barcelona interim president Carles Tusquets has attempted to clear up comments regarding the future of Lionel Messi, stating that the Argentine's popularity alone pays his hefty salary, yet also doubling down on his assertion that the club would be more financially stable without him.

Tusquets made headlines earlier this week when he stated that he would have sold the Blaugrana captain during the off-season, had he been in charge at the time.

Messi attempted to force a move away from Camp Nou following a barren season for the club, having become disillusioned with its direction under then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Slot sacked as AZ boss amid Feyenoord links

2020-12-05T10:30:00Z

Arne Slot has been sacked as head coach of AZ Alkmaar amid speculation linking him to the top job at Feyenoord, the club has confirmed.

Slot has been mooted as a replacement for Dick Advocaat, with the latter set to step down at Feyenoord at the end of the current campaign.

However, technical director Max Huiberts has now confirmed Slot's early exit, stating that the club wish for a manager fully committed to the task at hand.

Hasenhuttl urges Ings to sign new deal

2020-12-05T10:00:00Z

Striker attracting interest after England recall

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has urged striker Danny Ings to sign a new deal at St Mary's Stadium after his impressive form, via Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old has impressed in 2020 on the south coast, earning a recall to the England set-up five years after he won his only previous cap.

Bigger clubs have naturally indicated their interest in the forward, but Hasenhuttl remains keen for him to pledge himself to a new deal beyond his current one at Saints.

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Juve keen on Douglas Luiz

2020-12-05T09:30:00Z

Juventus may attempt to hijack a potential Manchester City return for Douglas Luiz with their own bid for the Aston Villa star, claims Tuttomercato.

The Bianconeri have their eyes on the Brazilian, who previously headed to Birmingham from City in 2019 without a senior game at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's side may want him back however - though their chances could be scuppered if the Serie A heavyweights move first.

Barca cool on centre-back chase

2020-12-05T09:00:00Z

Barcelona are cooling on the idea of purchasing a centre-back in the new year despite prior indication they would, claims Sport.

Instead, Ronald Koeman may opt to keep faith in Oscar Mingueza following his promotion to the senior squad.

The 21-year-old made his Champions League debut last month and has impressed at the back for the Blaugrana.

Rooney remains keen on Derby job

2020-12-05T08:30:00Z

Derby Country interim boss Wayne Rooney has reaffirmed his hope that he will succeed to the managerial role on a full-time basis, as speculation continues to link former England teammate John Terry to the job at Pride Park.

The former Manchester United and Everton forward, who joined the Rams as a player-coach earlier this year from D.C. United, was handed the reins on a temporary basis after Phillip Cocu's sacking last month.

The 35-year-old has enjoyed a less-than-auspicious start however, with two draws and two losses since he took charge, leaving Derby marooned at the foot of the Championship.

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Inter Miami announce roster decisions

2020-12-05T08:00:00Z

Inter Miami have confirmed their roster decisions following their maiden campaign, with four players out of contract including Federico Higuain, per the club.

In addition to 17 players already under contract, the fledgling MLS outfit have exercised one player option and seen eight more declined.

The team stress that discussions regarding the future of certain players, including defender Andres Reyes, remain ongoing.

Benfica join Kamara hunt

2020-12-05T07:30:00Z

Everton head chase for Finland star

Benfica have joined Everton among the list of potential suitors for Rangers star Glen Kamara following his impressive display against them, says TeamTalk.

The Finland midfielder has emerged as a major target for several clubs in the new year after his exploits in helping Steven Gerrard's side reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Kamara's performances have not gone under the radar, with Newcastle, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Southampton also all linked with a move.

Nainggolan set for Cagliari return

2020-12-05T07:00:00Z

Radja Nainggolan could seal his return to Cagliari after Inter boss Antonio Conte deemed him surplus to plans, per Calcio Mercato.

The former Belgium international has spent two spells with the club, most recently a loan move last season that failed to turn into a full-time switch.

Now however, Inter are believed to have softened their stance and may allow him to exit in the new year.

USWNT star Morgan's future to be discussed ‘as soon as possible'

2020-12-05T04:00:42Z

Tottenham coach Rehanne Skinner says the future of Alex Morgan at the club will be discussed ‘as soon as possible’.

The U.S. women's national team star's future is unclear as it has not been determined whether she will remain at the club for the entire season.

Read the full story on Goal!

Timbers announce end-of-season decisions

2020-12-05T03:06:48Z

The Portland Timbers have declined options to bring back midfielder Andres Flores and defender Chris Duvall, the club announced on Friday.

Defender Larrys Mabiala is also out of contract, but the club remains in discussions with him over a new deal. 

Additionally, Felipe Mora is set to return from his loan with Pumas, but the two sides remain in negotiations.

Brenner: Sao Paulo's 'New Gabi Jesus' who dreams of starring for Barca

2020-12-05T02:05:43Z

Sao Paulo star Brenner may be the next Brazilian youngster to make waves with a European move as the young striker has earned comparisons to Gabriel Jesus.

The 20-year-old striker has emerged as his side's most potent goal threat since football returned to Brazil in July, firing 18 goals across all competitions in 2020, 13 of which came during a blistering one-month spell in October and November.

Read the full story on Goal!

Impact sign four academy midfielders

2020-12-05T01:02:38Z

The Montreal Impact have signed four midfielders from the club's academy, the MLS side announced.

Jean-Aniel Assi, Sean Rea, Nathan-Dylan Saliba and Rida Zouhir have signed their first professional contracts with each earning a three-year deal.

“Even though the season was quite disrupted, we continued to follow the development of our young players,” said sporting director Olivier Renard. “We are very happy to be able to give these four talents from our Academy the opportunity to join the first team.”

Lampard wants to extend Chelsea stay

2020-12-05T00:00:00Z

Frank Lampard says he wants to stay at Chelsea beyond his current contract, which is set to expire in 18 months.

Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich has brought in a ruthless era that has seen him hire and fire managers, with none of his appointments lasting three years or more.

Read what Lampard had to say here on Goal!

Heinze to take over at Atlanta

2020-12-04T23:45:00Z

Former Argentina defender Gabriel Heinze is 'one step away' from becoming head coach of Atlanta United, reports TYC Sports.

Heinze, who played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG among others, began his managerial career at Godoy Cruz in 2015.

Since then, he has also taken charge of Argentinos Juniors and Velez Sarsfield.

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Meet 'the new Gabi Jesus' who dreams of starring for Barca

2020-12-04T23:30:27Z

Sao Paulo sensation Brenner has scored 18 goals in 2020, and the 20-year-old has said he dreams of playing for Barcelona.

Read our profile of Brazil's latest young star here!

Morgan's Spurs future to be discussed 'as soon as possible'

2020-12-04T23:15:56Z

Tottenham’s newly-appointed head coach Rehanne Skinner says Alex Morgan's future at the club will be discussed ‘as soon as possible’.

Morgan joined Tottenham in September, though it’s unclear whether she will remain at the club for the entire season. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Man Utd consider move for Barnes

2020-12-04T23:00:46Z

The Leicester winger could be cheaper alternative to Sancho

Manchester United are considering a move for Harvey Barnes, according to the Sun.

The Leicester winger has impressed in the Premier League and could prove a cheaper option out wide than Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be a fan of Barnes, who made his England debut in October.