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Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund 2020-21

Juventus act on Lovato interest


Juventus have opened talks to sign Matteo Lovato from Hellas Verona.

Calciomercato reports the Serie A giants have been convinced to make a move for the defender, who has been watched by several teams in the Italian top-flight.

Ex-Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi retires


Spartak strike deal to sign Aquino


Spartak Moscow are close to completing the signing of Pedro Aquino from Mexican side Leon.

TodoFichajes reports the Russian side have reached an agreement in principle with the 25-year-old defensive midfielder.

Inter want to extend Gagliardini deal


Inter are ready to enter contract talks with midfielder Roberto Gagliardini, says Calciomercato.

The 26-year-old has impressed this season and has three years left on his deal with the San Siro outfit but they hope to tie him down for even longer.

Bouba Diop passes away at 42


Former Senegal international Papa Bouba Diop passed away following a long illness at the age of 42.

Bouba Diop numbered Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Birmingham among his former clubs.

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Khedira open to Premier League move


Sami Khedira has talked up a move to the Premier League, and is hopeful a solution can be found for him to leave Juventus.

In an interview with ZDF, the midfielder says he is in contact with Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.

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Juventus target Roma youngster Calafiori


Juventus are eager to sign 18-year-old defender Riccardo Calafiori from Roma, Calciomercatoweb reports.

The Bianconeri hope to capitalise on their good relationship with the left-back's agent, Mino Raiola, and lure him to Turin.

They hope to convince Roma to let him go by offering 21-year-old Gianluca Frabotta, who has made seven Serie A appearances this season, in exchange.

Benfica suffer blow in Carvalho chase


Benfica's hopes of signing William Carvalho in January may have been dashed by Real Betis

According to A Bola, the midfieder is a top target for the Portuguese giants, while Leicester are also said to want him.

But Betis are reluctant to let anyone leave in January because they cannot afford to bring in a replacement.

Sunderland begin search for new manager


Barca midfielder Alena nears Betis return


Carles Alena is close to rejoining Real Betis, according to TodoFichajes.

The midfielder has made just one appearance in La Liga this season and is not going to play a big role under Ronald Koeman.

He spent last season on loan at Betis and the club want him back. Alena, meanwhile, would love to return to Manuel Pellegrini's team.

Donnarumma wants AC Milan stay


Gianluigi Donnarumma has confirmed he wants to sign a contract extension at AC Milan.

The goalkeeper has been in talks with the Serie A side over a new deal, but the delay has sparked concerns he is reluctant to commit to the club.

"I want to wear the Milan shirt also in the future and there is no problem," he said. "My agent talks about this topic with the directors. Mino knows what I want and what he has to do."

Seedorf: Depay a great option for Barca


Clarence Seedorf believes Memphis Depay would be a brilliant addition for Barcelona

The Lyon midfielder has been persistently linked with a transfer to Camp Nou and Seedorf feels it is a move that would suit all parties.

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Coutinho’s agent denies Juve move talk


Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has dismissed talk of his client leaving Barcelona for Juventus.

A report in Italy suggested a deal could be in the pipeline, but Joorabchian told Mundo Deportivo that that is not happening.

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Bellingham snubbed mass interest to sign for Dortmund


Jude Bellingham rejected a host of clubs, notably Manchester United, to sign for Borussia Dortmund.

Agent Philipp Degen claims to be a friend of Bellingham’s father - who represents the midfielder - and says Dorrmund beat off major competition to land the teenager’s signature.

“It is one of the biggest victories for Dortmund [to sign Bellingham] because the challenge to get this player was very, very high,” Degen told the Liverpool Echo. “I know his agent, and I am a very good friend of him.

“Real, Barca, AC Milan, Inter, AS Roma, Bayern Munich, Dortmund - all the top teams in England, especially Man United - and when you see the fight for this boy, it was massive.”

Bournemouth star furious over


Players of Championship side Bournemouth have been left furious by a social media post from the partner of chief executive Neill Blake, The Sun reports.

She is seen showing off a £140,000 Bentley, which she was bought for Christmas by Blake.

Meanwhile, the Cherries stars have been forced into pay cuts due to the pandemic.

Thauvin replies to Milan interest


Florian Thauvin has admitted that he would be interested in moving to Milan after Paolo Maldini praised him.

"When a football legend speaks well of you. It touched me a lot, it really pleased me and I thank him for that," he said. 

Blanc pessimistic over his coaching future


Former PSG and France head coach Laurent Blanc wants to coach again but is increasingly uncertain that he will do so.

Speaking to TF1, he said: "Do I want to coach again? Yes. But the more time that passes, the less I believe it will happen."

Leeds target Lopetegui as Bielsa successor


Marcelo Bielsa might be enjoing success at Leeds - but the Yorkshire side have also designated his successor.

The Sun believes that Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui is lined up to take over when he leaves.

Man Utd eye Evans return


Shock Old Trafford move for ex-Red Devil?

Manchester United are ready to re-sign Johnny Evans if they get an opening, according to The Sun.

Evans is currently at Leicester, though his deal is out at the end of the season. If he has not signed a fresh contract by January, they will make a move.

United have been keenly seeking additional reinforcements at centre-back for some time.

Lautaro ready to leave Inter


Barcelona target wants to depart Serie A

Lautaro Martinez has joined forces with agent Jorge Mendes to try to find a way out of Inter, Marca reports.

The attacker has been on Barcelona's wishlist for some time and is prepared to leave in order to earn a bigger wage and greater first-team chances.

Milan eyeing Strasbourg defender Simakan


Milan are looking at a potential move for Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, according to Calciomercato.

Paolo Maldini has admitted that he is impressed with the attributes of several Ligue 1 defenders, with the young Simakan apparently high on his wishlist along with Marseille's Boubacar Kamara.

Man Utd to try to offload Bailly


Manchester United are set to offload centre-back Eric Bailly to Villarreal, according to TeamTalk.

The Red Devils want to sign Pau Lopes, and while they do not want to pay his £60 million release clause, they could use Bailly as a makeweight.

Liverpool battle top clubs for Kabak


Reds eye Schalke defender

Liverpool are among the clubs seeking to sign Ozan Kabak from Schalke, Tuttosport reports.

In need of central defensive reinforcements, the Reds have looked to the Bundesliga for the 20-year-old.

Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.

Arsenal continue to monitor Aouar


Arsenal are one of a number of clubs still closely following the performances of Lyon's Houssem Aouar, according to Tuttosport.

The midfielder was sanctioned by his club this week, sparking suggestions that the Gunners, Juventus or even Real Madrid could make a January move for the France international.

Bojan a target for Saint-Etienne


Former Barcelona attacker Bojan Krkic is of interest to Saint-Etienne, Sport reports.

Out of contract at the end of the year with the Montreal Impact, there is competition for his signature. The New England Revolution also want him.

Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". 

The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. 

United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United
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Ramos ditches Nike for Adidas


Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has switched his brand allegiance from Nike to Adidas, reports Marca

Ramos had previously been with Nike for 10 years but has now made the move to their fierce rivals. 

Man City continue Martinez pursuit


Manchester City have been tracking Inter star Lautaro Martinez for more than a year, claims the Mirror

The Argentine is viewed as a possible successor for Sergio Ageuro, whose hopes of a contract extension at the Etihad have been dashed by injuries. 

Spurs urged to sign Khedira


Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has called on the club to sign Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira next summer. 

“We no longer have players retiring at 30, 32 unless it is a really bad injury. Players are fitter and stronger and it is helping them elongate their careers," Robinson told Football Insider.

“There is no reason why Khedira would not do that, he has a huge amount to offer, but you are not going to sign him on a three-year contract."

Sami Khedira Juventus 2018-19
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D.C. United eyeing Man City assistant


Manchester City assistant coach Rodolfo Borrell has held talks with D.C. United about becoming their next manager, according to The Athletic

Borrell is reportedly keen on the job which was vacated by Ben Olsen in October. 

Man Utd scouting system suffers cyber attack


Manchester United have been the victim of a malicious cyber attack that could have compromised their ongoing scouting efforts, reports the Mirror

Investigations are ongoing with the club yet to confirm what, if any, information was obtained by the hackers. 

Fernandinho expecting Man City exit


Fernandinho isn't expecting to be handed a new contract at Manchester City, claims the Mirror

The Brazilian's current deal expires at season's end with clubs in MLS and his home country already showing interest. 

Fernandinho Manchester City 2020-21

Dortmund circling for Tzolis


PAOK winger Christos Tzolis has emerged as a target for Borussia Dortmund, reports TodoFichajes

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the season in Greece with five goals in all competitions - two of which have come in the Champions League

Solskjaer wants to bring back Evans


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to sign former defender Jonny Evans, according to the Mirror.

The current Leicester City centre-back is out of contract at season's end and the Red Devils are considering an attempt to sign him for a cut-price fee in January. 

Jonny Evans Leicester
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Arsenal ready to sell Pepe


An early Emirates exit is looming

Arsenal are prepared to sell record signing Nicolas Pepe should the right offer come in, claims the Daily Star 

The Gunners believe they paid too much for the Ivory Coast international and that the attacker isn't cut out for the Premier League. 

Pepe won't be sold cheaply however, with Arsenal even open to a loan move with an obligation to buy.