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Chelsea eye Albanian Hysaj

2018-11-17T23:13:45Z

Chelsea are considering a bid for Napoli's Albania international full-back Elseid Hysaj in the January transfer window, according to Radio CRC.

Hysaj, who represented Albania at Euro 2016 and is a one-time target of Arsenal, has spent his whole career in Serie A, but could be tempted away after losing his place in the Napoli side this season. 

The player's agent said: “Chelsea in for Hysaj? If you see Napoli are playing (Kevin) Malcuit and looking at other players, clearly it means that there are also enquiries.

“Those who say otherwise are misinformed. Hysaj is a player who can do well in English football, given he’s very physical and being watched by big clubs."

Barca prioritise Ligt deal

2018-11-17T22:06:46Z

Barcelona have made Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt their number one transfer target next summer, according to Sport.

It's claimed Barca will prioritise a deal for the young Netherlands international over his Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong.

That contradicts earlier reports which suggested de Jong was in fact their prime target as the club seek a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets.

Celtic keen on Roberts

2018-11-17T21:10:04Z

Celtic are interested in Swansea full-back Connor Roberts as they seek to provide competition for Mikael Lustig, reports the Daily Express.

Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers is believed to have been impressed with Roberts' performances in the Championship so far this season.

The 23-year-old, who won his seventh cap for Wales in Friday's Nations League defeat Denmark, would be available for free in the summer when his contract at the Liberty Stadium expires.

Candreva may consider Inter exit

2018-11-17T20:51:51Z

Antonio Candreva may seek to leave Inter Milan in January if he continues to struggle for regular first-team football, according to Gazetta Dello Sport.

Candreva came close to joining Monaco in the summer but opted to stay and fight for his place at the San Siro.

However, the 31-year-old has once again fallen out of favour, starting just one of Inter's last eight matches, meaning he will consider his future when the transfer window opens in January.

Agent plays down Brozovic rumours

2018-11-17T20:17:37Z

Marcelo Brozovic's agent says clubs would have to make a subsitantial offer to persuade the midfielder to leave Inter Milan, even if they meet the Croatia international's £53million ($68m) release clause, report Calciomercato.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been linked with the 25-year-old in recent months.

"If any of the best clubs in the world are interested in paying the 60 million euro clause, they will have to make the right offer to the player," said one of Brozovic's agents Mirsoslav Bicanic. "He sees Milan as his home, he's near Zagreb, so there's no reason to emphasise the rumours of his possible sale."

 

United keen on Alderweireld

2018-11-17T19:39:22Z

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld could be a target for Manchester United should the club fail in their attempts to lure Diego Godin to Old Trafford in January, according to the Guardian. United chief Ed Woodward is believed to be 'confident' of bringing the Atletico Madrid defender to England, but the Belgian Alderweireld could represent a back-up option after Jose Mourinho attended Belgium's victory over Iceland in the Nations League.

Napoli join the race for Barella

2018-11-17T18:56:03Z

Napoli are ready to go head to head with Arsenal to land Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella following the 21 year-old's bright start to the Serie A season, according to Calciomercato. The player, who has been likened to Steven Gerrard in his passing range and ability, is also believed to be a target for Tottenham and Liverpool, and is reported to be available to any buyer willing to match Cagliari's valuation of £35m. 

Man United set to offer Evra new role

2018-11-17T18:11:21Z

Manchester United are set to offer a deal for Patrice Evra to become a club ambassador following the former full-back's regular presence at home games this season, according to the Mail. The Frenchman, who made 370 appearnces for United, has been seen seated next to Old Tarfford chief Ed Woodward and has reportedly been allowed into the dressng room by Jose Mourinho.

 

Everton eye Zivkovic move

2018-11-17T17:03:37Z

Everton are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic, according to the Daily Mail.

Toffees boss Marco Silva is believed to have been tracking the progress of the Serbia international, who would cost in excess of £20million ($26m).

Paris Saint-Germain express Bailly interest

2018-11-17T16:42:28Z

French champions Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, according to the Daily Mail.

Bailly has grown frustrated with his lack of regular first-team football at Old Trafford this season and could seek a move away in January.

PSG are now believed to be monitoring the 24-year-old, who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham.

AC Milan may consider Huth deal

2018-11-17T16:19:38Z

AC Milan may consider a move for former Leicester defender Robert Huth on a short-term deal to solve their defensive injury crisis according to Sportmediaset.

The Rossoneri are desperately short of defensive cover with Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio, Mattia Caldara, Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia all currently on the sidelines.

Former Germany international Huth is one of the names being considered on a lengthy shortlist that also includes Nicolas Burdisso, Leonardo Blanchard and Florentin Pogba.

Leverkusen confident of keeping Havertz

2018-11-17T15:15:18Z

Bayer Leverkusen have no plans to sell Kai Havertz despite Bayern Munich flirting with the teenager.

Joshua Kimmich suggested Bayern could buy the 19-year-old, who made his Germany debut this week.

But Jonas Boldt has issues a strong repost. Read what he has had to say right here.

Hernandez's wages causing 'toxic' atmosphere

2018-11-17T14:45:41Z

Javier Hernandez's high wages could be causing friction among his West Ham teammates, according to the West Ham Way podcast.

The Mexican striker earns £145,000-a-week but is not a regular part of Manuel Pellegrini's first team.

And his role outside of the picture is creating a toxic atmosphere, with Marko Arnautovic the only other player on a six-figure wage.

Juve considering James move

2018-11-17T13:53:06Z

Juventus are monitoring the future of James Rodriguez, according to Corriere dello Sport

The Colombian is currently out with a knee problem, but is expected to join Bayern Munich at the end of the season after a two-year loan spell.

But Juve are keeping tabs on the playmaker, in case the Bavarians do not exercise the option to retain him.

Wenger tells PSG to sign Ramsey

2018-11-17T13:00:00Z

Arsene Wenger has advised PSG to sign Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners midfielder's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and Wenger has told the French club to try to pip Bayern Munich to a deal.

De Jong becomes Barca top priority

2018-11-17T12:30:00Z

Barcelona have prioritised the signing of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, per Mundo Deportivo.

The Catalan club are keen to sign a long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets and De Jong has received glowing scouting reports from the club's network.

Man City to beat PL rivals to Gyabi

2018-11-17T12:15:00Z

Manchester City have beaten Arsenal and Wolves to the signing of Darko Gyabi in a £300,000 deal, per The Sun.

The deal could be worth £1 million if Gyabi plays his way into the first-team, and City are hopeful he can follow in the footsteps of Phil Foden in making a breakthrough.

Gerrard eyeing former team-mate Skrtel

2018-11-17T11:56:01Z

Steven Gerrard is eyeing a reunion with former Liverpool team-mate Martin Skrtel, per Daily Record.

The Slovakia international was at the top of Gerrard's transfer shortlist before he took over in Scotland, but he was unable to strike a deal for the Fenerbahce star, and he is now set to return to the transfer in January.

Eriksen recommends Dutch wonderkids to Spurs

2018-11-17T11:20:07Z

Christian Eriksen has recommended that Tottenham sign Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, per Mundo Deportivo.

The Denmark midfielder previously played for Ajax, and saw the pair flourishing in the youth ranks, though there is set to be a bidding war, with the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool interested.

Falcao offered to Real Madrid

2018-11-17T10:04:23Z

The Colombian has been underused by Thierry Henry

Real Madrid have been given the opportunity to sign Radamel Falcao in the January window, according to Marca.

The former Atletico Madrid forward has been in and out of the Monaco side since the arrival of Thierry Henry.

Agent Jorge Mendes has been looking to move his client on and despite having 18 months remaining on his contract he could return to the Spanish capital in the New Year.

Woodward optimistic United can secure Godin

2018-11-17T09:50:52Z

Talks with Atletico have been held

Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is confident of signing Diego Godin during the January transfer window, according to The Daily Star.

Jose Mourinho wanted the Uruguay international during the summer transfer window but saw his pursuit blocked by the United hierarchy.

But United with reignite their interest after Woodward held talks with Atletico Madrid over bringing the imposing centre-back to Old Trafford.

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Tottenham's new stadium faces fresh delay

2018-11-17T09:34:35Z

Spurs may be forced to wait until March to play at their new stadium, according to The Times.

Two dates have been identified as realistic opening games for the north Londoners - the clash against Manchester United on January 13th or the visit of rivals Arsenal on March 2nd.

The second of those two dates is regarded as the most realistic however. The club will stay at Wembley until at least the end of 2018 but that could be extended.

Juventus lead Sancho race

2018-11-17T08:47:38Z

Juventus are leading the race to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, per Calciomercato.

The England international is valued at around €60 million (£53m) and the Italian club head a queue of top clubs interested in signing him.

Man City confident of extending Foden deal

2018-11-17T08:00:00Z

Manchester City are confident of extending Phil Foden's contract, per Sky Sports News.

The teenager has just over 18 months remaining on his contract, but the Premier League champions are in talks with Foden and are positive about their chances of reaching a positive conclusion.

James Rodriguez could be set for PL move

2018-11-17T07:37:46Z

James Rodriguez could be set for a transfer this summer, per the Daily Mirror.

Bayern Munich have decided against making his loan move from Real Madrid permanent, and that could see a number of Premier League clubs alerted.

City monitoring Isco's situation at Madrid

2018-11-17T04:40:48Z

The playmaker has barely featured under new Blancos manager Santiago Solari

Manchester City are keeping an eye on Isco's situation at Real Madrid, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 26-year-old has not started yet under new manager Santiago Solari, and Madrid have not ruled out a sale in the summer should he continue to play a secondary role. 

Pep Guardiola has been an admirer of Isco's for a long time, and could be set to pounce for the playmaker. 

Clyne could be set for Liverpool exit

2018-11-17T03:50:28Z

Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne could be set to depart the club, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The 27-year-old has made just one appearance this season, having lost his starting position to Trent Alexander-Arnold. 

Clyne's contract runs until 2020, but he may be forced to leave Anfield before then in search of more playing time. 

Schick wants Roma stay

2018-11-17T03:00:23Z

Roma striker Patrik Schick has stated his desire to stay at the club amid rumours he could be set to leave. 

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away in January, with Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Sevilla linked. 

But Schick has attempted to quash the speculation, telling Gazzetta dello Sport: "Rumors of the market are just speculation. I have everything very clear in my mind, I want to stay in Rome."

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Alba could replace Alex Sandro at Juve

2018-11-17T02:05:56Z

Both left-backs have refused to commit to new deals with their respective clubs

Juventus are monitoring the situation of Jordi Alba at Barcelona, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The left-back's contract expires in 2020 and he has not reached an agreement on a new deal with the Blaugrana.

Juve left-back Alex Sandro's deal is also up in 2020 and should Juve fail to tie down the Brazilian, they could view Alba as an alternative. 

Arsenal to battle Barca for Walukiewicz

2018-11-17T01:05:01Z

Arsenal and Barcelona are both keeping tabs on 18-year-old centre-back Sebastian Walukiewicz, reports Football London. 

The Poland youth international has become a regular for Pogon Szczecin in his home country, and has been tipped to receive a senior Poland call-up soon. 

Several Italian sides are also monitoring Walukiewicz.

LAFC to sign Atuesta

2018-11-17T00:01:12Z

Los Angeles FC have agreed to sign Eduard Atuesta from Independiente Medellin on permanent deal, according to AS.

The 21-year-old central midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the MLS side after spending part of the season on loan.

Atuesta confirmed the move to AS, though neither the club nor league have made any official announcement. 

Pulisic set for Chelsea transfer

2018-11-16T23:46:44Z

USMNT star is valued at around £70m

Borussia Dortmund's US wonderkid Christian Pulisic is set to leave Germany for Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail

Pulisic, 20, is out of contract in 2020, with concern mounting at Dortmund that he will not open negotiations on an extension. 

That has caught the interest of the Blues, who would be prepared to meet BVB's reported £70 million ($90m) valuation on their hotshot.

Juventus join Fabinho chase

2018-11-16T23:43:01Z

AC Milan look to have competition in Serie A to sign Liverpool midfielder Fabinho in the form of Juventus, reports Sportmediaset.

The Brazil international is growing frustrated with his situation under Jurgen Klopp, with the reigning Serie A champions joining Milan in wanting to provide an escape option. 

Tottenham looking at Ake in January

2018-11-16T23:39:19Z

Tottenham are looking at signing Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake as a potential centre-back replacement, according to Sky Sports.

Despite not spending at all in the summer, Spurs won't commit huge funds in January and are likely to only sign players if others leave.

Ake is seen as a potential replacement should either  Toby Alderweireld or Jan Vertonghen depart in the near future, while the club is also keen on Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. 

Wenger tells PSG to target Ramsey

2018-11-16T23:33:55Z

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Paris Saint-Germain to sign Aaron Ramsey, according to Paris United.

The Ligue 1 champions are on the lookout for another midfielder after Thiago Motta and Giovani Lo Celso left the club.

Despite the Wenger's recommendation, PSG do remain concerned over Ramsey's previous fitness issues. 

Wolves targeting £20m move for Origi

2018-11-16T23:29:47Z

Wolverhampton are interested in signing out-of-favour Liverpool striker Divock Origi in a £20 million ($26m) move, according to the Mirror.

Wolves have made striker a priority for the January window and are returning for Origi after showing interest in him over the summer.

Origi has made just one appearance this season for the Reds, but the newly-promoted side want competition for their current group of strikers.