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Liverpool and City eyeing West Brom youngster


Liverpool and Manchester City are keeping tabs on West Brom youngster Rico Richards, reports the Sun.

The 16-year-old is out of contract next year, and has been spending recent weeks training with the West Brom Under-23 squad.

The Championship side are keen to extend his stay, but face competition from several Premier League clubs, with Tottenham and Arsenal also interested in his signature.

Celtic showing interest in former Bayern youth Dorsch


Celtic are interested in the signature of Germany Under-21 international Niklas Dorsch, with the promise of Europa League football key to persuading the 21-year-old to come to Glasgow.

The former Bayern Munich youth player is currently playing for 2. Bundesliga side Heidenheim, but according to the Daily Record, Celtic are planning a bid for the midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window.

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Man City giving Van Bronckhorst New York trial


The City Football Group are set to appoint Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the new manager of New York City FC, with the view of replacing Pep Guardiola with the Dutchman in 2022.

Both Manchester City and NYCFC are run by the City Football Group, with the owners eyeing the former left-back as a potential replacement for current boss Guardiola, whose contract expires in 2022.

And the Mirror are reporting that Van Bronckhorst could take over NYCFC after the resignation of Domenec Torrent, which could end up as an audition for the Man City job in the near future.

Burnley to terminate Drinkwater loan deal


Burnley are expected to send loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater back to Chelsea in January, according to the Mail.

Drinkwater has played just once for the Clarets since joining on six-month loan from the Blues in August, a Carabao Cup defeat to League One Sunderland in October.

Burnley have to option to extend the loan until the end of the season but that seems unlikely to happen, meaning Drinkwater will return to Stamford Bridge when the window reopens.

Juve eye Torres


Juventus are interested Valencia winger Ferran Torres and have not been put off by the €100 million (£88m/$110m) release clause in his contract, according to Calciomercato.

The 19-year-old has impressed since breaking into the team two seasons ago and has found the net in his last two matches.

Valencia had hoped that his hefty release clause and the fact he still has three years left on his current deal would put off potential suitors, but Juventus have not been deterred.

Kante could retire at Chelsea


N’Golo Kante says he could see himself finishing his career at Chelsea, and that he has no ambition to play in another league.

The likes of Real Madrid and Juventus have been linked with the France midfielder in recent months, but it seems he has no desire to move on any time soon.

Read the full story on Goal!

Lennon hopeful of Sinclair stay


Celtic boss Neil Lennon is hopeful Scott Sinclair will not leave the club during the January transfer window.

The former Swansea winger, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has not featured since September and has been linked with a cut-price move during the winter window.

When asked whether Sinclair was set to leave, Lennon told the Daily Record: "I hope not. He will still play a part. We've got nine games in December and I imagine Scott will figure the squad or even the team in some of those games."

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Nottingham Forest watching Shankland


Nottingham Forest sent scouts to watch Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland in action against rivals Dundee, reports the Scottish Sun.

The 24-year-old scored his 19th goal of the season in the game, having also received his first Scotland call-up last month, scoring against San Marino just days later.

The Scottish Championship side want to keep their star man, but may find it hard to reject any bid that comes in from the English Championship club.

PSG and Milan to battle it out for Boca keeper


AC Milan and PSG will go head-to-head to sign Boca Juniors goalkeeper Esteban Andrada, claims Calciomercato.

The Argentine has kept eight clean sheets in 11 appearances for Boca this season, helping his side to the best defensive record in the league.

The 28-year-old's performances have not gone unnoticed, with both Milan and PSG keeping tabs on the shot-stopper.

Inter planning PSG double swoop


According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan are planning bids for PSG pair Layvin Kurzawa and Thomas Meunier.

Both full-backs have been frustrated at the French club this season, and both could be heading to the Serie A side in the summer upon the expriy of their current contracts.

Burnley eyeing Bitton


Burnley are interested in Celtic's Nir Bitton, reports the Scottish Sun.

The midfielder's current deal in Glasgow expires in the summer, but the Israel international is wanted by Burnley boss Sean Dyche in January in order to provide cover in both midfield and at the back.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is, however, reportedly keen to keep the versatile 28-year-old at the club.

'Ibrahimovic won't solve Milan's problems'


Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic wouldn't solve AC Milan's many problems, according to legendary Italian striker Paolo Rossi.

The Swede has been linked with a return to San Siro as his time at LA Galaxy appears to be drawing to a close, but Rossi doesn't believe it would be a fix-all solution.

“They put a patch on one hole but the water comes out of many others," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "He would not be an investment useful for the future but only for the next six months."

Read everything Rossi had to say here on Goal!

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McCarthy slams Derby over Keogh sacking


Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says he was "astounded" by Derby County's decision to sack former captain Richard Keogh after he reportedly refused to take a pay cut after being injured as a passenger in a recent drink-driving incident.

Keogh, 33, saw his contract at the Championship clubs cancelled, while Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett - both arrested and charged with drink driving - remain at the club. 

“I’m astounded at what’s gone on there, I really am,” McCarthy told Sport. “I’ve only worked with him since December and he’s been brilliant, such a great guy.

Traore yet to decide international allegiance


Wolves winger Adama Traore is still deciding whether to pin his international allegiance to Spain or Mali, accorfing to the Express and Star.

The 23-year-old, who has found his feet at Molineux this season, has been called up to both squads in the last week, but apparently hasn't made a final decision.

While Traore was born in Spain and came through the youth ranks at Barcelona, he would likely have a better chance of playing regularly with Mali.


Cagliari is 'right place' for Simeone - Fiorentina chief


Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade says striker Giovanni Simeone is in the 'right place' as he spends the season on loan at Cagliari.

The 24-year-old striker Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego, has bagged four goals in 11 Serie A games for Cagliari this season.

“I have a strong relationship with him, he is a fantastic boy and a strong player," Prade told a press conference. "Cagliari gives him what he was missing, it's the right place for him ".

Spurs eye Ziyech as Eriksen replacement


Tottenham are preparing a bid for Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, according to 90Min.

With Christian Eriksen set to leave the club in the summer, they see the 26-year-old as a perfect replacement. 

Liverpool face battle to keep hold of 'quarterback' Alexander-Arnold - Cafu


Legendary Brazil right-back Cafu is a huge fan of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and believes that the 21-year-old could be set for a big transfer in the future.

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Watford already considering sacking Sanchez Flores


Watford are considering sacking Quique Sanchez Flores only two months after he took charge of the club once more, Teamtalk reports.

Slavia Jokanovic could take up the reins should the Hornets not beat Burnley after the international break.

'Bayern's players wanted Kovac sacked' - Hoeness reveals dressing room breakdown behind change in coach


Bayern Munich's president has admitted player power was behind the recent sacking.

Find out exactly what Uli Hoeness had to reveal here...

'I can say what I want about Mbappe' - Zidane hits back at PSG director Leonardo


There appears no end to the war of words between Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and PSG sporting director Leonardo.

Here's the latest instalment...

Mertens heading for Inter in 2020


Dries Mertens is closing in on a move to Inter for the 2020-21 season, according to Correire dello Sport.

The Belgium international attacker's deal with Napoli is up at the end of the current campaign and he is close to agreeing a deal with the San Siro outfit.

Ben Arfa's Nantes deal dead


Nantes have admitted that discussions to sign former Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa are closed.

"He's a very good player. We saw each other once, it stops there," their president said. "There was not much discussion. There was a decision to make last week, he did not take it, the file is closed."

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Piatek playing for his future against Juventus


AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek could find himself looking for a new club if he fails to perform against Juventus on Sunday, according to Calciomercato.

The Pole has struggled for form so far this season and with the San Siro club ready to change their personnel in January, he is one player who could be sacrificed. 

Xhaka: I will 'keep fighting' to save Arsenal career


Granit Xhaka has promised to stay at Arsenal and win back respect after being stripped of the captaincy following an ugly altercation with fans.

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Haaland open to Juventus move


Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Braut Haaland is open to moving to Juventus in June, according to Calciomercato.

The Norwegian attacking sensation rejected the Italian side 18 months ago but after showing blistering form in Austria, he is willing to make a €65m (£56m/$72m) move to Turin.

Arsenal will not sack Emery


Board 100% behind under pressure boss

Despite Arsenal's on-going problems on the field, they will not sack manager Unai Emery, The Athletic reports.

The north London side are still "100%" behind the Spaniard and have no plans for a change, in spite of a 2-0 loss to Leicester on Saturday.

Marseille to offload Strootman in January


Marseille will push Kevin Strootman to find a new club in January, L'Equipe reports.

The Netherlands international midfielder has failed to find his best form at Stade Velodrome and is likely to depart via a loan deal.

Once a target for Manchester United, he is far from such form now.

Al Sadd fans want Xavi out


Supporters of Al Sadd are running shot of patience with the coaching of former Barcelona ace Xavi and chanted for him to be sacked as they watched their team lose 3-0 to Al Qatar.

Xavi's side have now lost four of their last six matches.

Leno eyed up by Bayern Munich


FCB want Arsenal goalkeeper

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is being watched by Bayern Munich with a view to becoming their No.1, The Star reports.

With Bayern concerned over the form of Manuel Neuer, the 27-year-old is seen as the man to inherit the gloves at the Allianz Arena.

Newcastle planning for two signings in January


Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is hoping to add two reinforcements during the January transfer window, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

The Magpies enjoyed their second league win in a row on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, but will still be looking to make new signings when the player movement period begins.

In-demand Maddison plays like Coutinho - Rodgers


Leicester City boss Brendan Rodges has likened playmaker James Maddison to former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

Maddison, who has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, scored the second goal in the Foxes' 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

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Spurs keen on Man Utd reject Depay


Tottenham are considering splashing out £50 million on former Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay.

The 25-year-old has impressed in Ligue since moving to Lyon and has caught the eye of Daniel Levy, according to the Mirror.

Spurs are also interested in Depay's Lyon team-mate Moussa Dembele.

Wolves target Kessie left out of AC Milan squad


Wolves pursuit of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has been given a boost after the Ivorian was absent from the first team squad for Sunday's match against Juventus.

Birmingham Live states that it was initally reported to be a 'technical decision' by AC Milan's coaching to leave €25m-rated Kessie out, however subsequent reports have suggested the axing was for disciplinary reasons.

Wolves were linked with a move for the 22-year-old midfielder in the summer and could rekindle their interest in January.

Manchester United after Ajax's Onana


Manchester United are shock contenders to sign Ajax’s £50million-rated keeper Andre Onana, despite handing David De Gea a new £350,000-a-week contract just months ago, as reported by the Mirror.

Ajax have placed a high asking price on the Cameroon international after United joined Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain in asking to be kept informed of any plans to sell the player.

Lampard targets Milinkovic-Savic if transfer ban is lifted


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made £70million-rated Lazio midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic a priority signing if the club’s transfer ban is lifted, as reported by the Mirror.

Stamford Bridge officials are confident that the club’s two transfer window will be reduced to one when the Court of Arbitration for sport hears their appeal on November 20th.

Having already been denied signing any players in the summer window, Chelsea will be able to do business in January if the ruling goes their way.

Wenger not in the running for Bayern job


Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that caretaker boss Hans-Dieter Flick will be in charge for the foreseeable future, as reported by the Mail. 

Rummenigge has also said that he will call Arsene Wenger to explain the situation, following Bayern's 4-0 win against Dortmund on Saturday.

The former Arsenal boss was interested in the role and the Bayern chief has told him he's not in the running. 

Man Utd ready to pay up for Zaha


Manchester United are ready to shell out £70 million to re-sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, as reported by the Metro. 

Zaha was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing in 2013 but did not play under the Scot as the deal was agreed before he retired from football.

The Ivory Coast international fell out of favour with David Moyes and made just four appearances for United before he returned to Palace on loan.

Arsenal approach Luis Enrique about replacing Emery


Arsenal head of football Raül Sanllehí has made contact with former Spain coach Luis Enrique about succeeding Unai Emery as the club's manager, as reported by the Daily Mail. 

Emery is under growing pressure after the Gunners lost 2-0 at Leicester on Saturday, their third defeat of a miserable league season which has seen them slump to sixth, nine points off the top four.