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Dundee Utd players set for wage cuts


The squad of Scottish Premiership side Dundee United are bracing for comprehensive wage cuts and deferrals, according to the BBC

The newly promoted side have suffered greatly with the financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, although owner Mark Ogren has ruled out redundancies.

Scholes urges Man Utd to sign Upamecano


Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has called on the Reds to complete a move for Dayot Upamecano, suggesting that the centre-back might be the answer to their defensive problems. 

Upamecano, 22, has become one of the highest-rated young defenders in world football in recent seasons thanks to his exploits with RB Leipzig. 

He particularly impressed in 2019-20, playing a huge part in the club's historic run to the Champions League semi-finals with his commanding performances at the back. 

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Non-league star Wakeling set for Leicester


Leicester City are set to offer non-league striker Jacob Wakeling a professional contract, according to Leicestershire Live

The 19-year-old was released by West Bromwich Albion in the summer but has impressed at Alvechurch and on trial at the Foxes.

Almeyda tipped for Palmeiras job


Liverpool scout Iceland starlet


Liverpool are keeping an eye on IFK Norrkoping midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson, according to Expressen.

The midfielder has earned interest from Manchester United and Juventus, with the Premier League champions becoming the latest team to scout the youngster.

Johannesson, 17,  plays for Iceland Under-21s.

Bale set for second Spurs start


Summer signing Gareth Bale is set to make a second start for Spurs, says Jose Mourinho.

The winger returned to Spurs on loan from Real Madrid this summer, but has been eased into the lineup due to fitness issues.

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Man Utd send scout to watch Upamecano


Manchester United sent a scout to watch Dayot Upamecano as they target the defender for a transfer, reports Bild.

The Red Devils' scouts took in a recent match between RB Leipzig and Nurnberg as they keep a close eye on the defender.

Man Utd are set to face RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

AC Milan targeting 'best talent in the world' in January window


AC Milan executive Ivan Gazidis says that he expects the club to chase "the best talent in the world" in January as the Italian giants look to build on a strong start to the Serie A campaign.

Milan lead Serie A with 13 points through five games, inspired in no small part by six goals in three appearances from January addition Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

They currently sit two points ahead of second-place Napoli and four points ahead of reigning champions Juventus, who currently sit in fifth place.

Following several down years, Milan appear to be pushing towards a return to Italy's elite, as the club looks to finally compete for a Serie A crown once again.

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Burnley subject to £200m takeover bid


Burnley are set to be taken over in a deal worth £200 million, according to the Mirror

Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy has signed an agreement with the Premier League club and now must pass the league's owners and directors test in order to make the purchase official.

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Van de Beek troubles at Man Utd down to poor recruitment - Hargreaves


Donny van de Beek's troubles at Manchester United are down to the club's poor recruitment policy over the summer, according to Owen Hargreaves.

Van de Beek opted to continue his development at Old Trafford at the start of September after months of speculation over his future, having also been strongly linked with Real Madrid.

United forked out an initial fee of £35 million ($45m) to sign the Netherlands international from Ajax, where he had firmly established himself as one of the most talented midfielders in European football.

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West Brom offer Pereira new contract


West Brom want Matheus Pereira to sign a new contract, even though he joined the club just two months ago, says The Telegraph.

The 24-year-old winger spent last season on loan at the Baggies before joining on a permanent basis in August.

His current deal runs until 2024, but the Premier League side want to give him a lucrative new deal.

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Genoa target Rennes striker Niang


M'Baye Niang hopes to leave Rennes in January and Genoa are leading the race to sign him, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The Serie A side tried to bring the 25-year-old striker back to Italy in September but failed to reach an agreement with Rennes.

They could return for him in the next transfer window but will still have to pay a substantial fee for the ex-AC Milan attacker, whose contract runs until 2023.

Ex-England assistant Priestman appointed Canada manager


Ex-England assistant Beverly Priestman has been appointed manager of the Canada women's national team.

Priestman was named Phil Neville's No 2 in 2018 and helped his England side progress to the FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals a year later, where they were beaten 2-1 by the United States.

She will now be taking up a new challenge in North America, where she initially earned her coaching stripes working under the current manager of the Canada men's team, John Herdman.

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Wilshere wants La Liga, Serie A or Bundesliga move


Jack Wilshere says he would be open to a move to Germany, Italy or Spain following his release from West Ham.

The midfielder is searching for a new club and would like to continue his career in another top league in Europe, though he would also consider joining a team in the United States. 

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Leicester submit offer for ex-West Brom striker Wakeling


Leicester have submitted an offer for ex-West Brom striker Jacob Wakeling - according to Football Insider.

The 19-year-old was released by the Baggies at the end of his contract in June before joining non-league outfit Alvechurch on a free transfer.

Wakeling impressed enough with the Worcestershire outfit to earn a trial at Leicester, who have now offered him a permanent contract at the King Power Stadium.

Juve keen on another swap deal with Barca


Juventus are keen on negotiating another swap deal with Barcelona - according to Tuttosport.

Arthur and Miralem Pjanic traded places over the summer, and the Old Lady are hoping to broker a similar agreement to sign Ousmane Dembele.

Juve are willing to send Federico Bernardeschi to Camp Nou in exchange for the Frenchman, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

Inter & Juve target Rovella


Inter and Juventus have identified Genoa midfielder Nicolo Rovella as a transfer target - according to Calcio Mercato.

Both clubs are planning to swoop for the 18-year-old when the transfer window reopens in January.

Rovella has appeared in two Serie A matches for Genoa at the start of the new season.

Liverpool eyeing Monchengladbach's Thuram


Liverpool are eyeing a potential swoop for Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram - according to Don Balon.

The Reds are considering making a move for the 23-year-old next summer, despite the fact he still has three years left to run on his current contract.

Thuram scored twice as Monchengladbach held 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in a Group B clash on Tuesday.

AC Milan prepare Donnarumma contract offer


AC Milan are in talks with Gianluigi Donnarumma over a new contract.

The 21-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season and Corriere della Sera reports the Serie A side are hoping a basic salary of €6 million plus bonuses is enough to persuade him to extend his stay.

The Rossoneri cannot afford to match his demands of a €10m salary amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bayern's talks with Alaba over new contract stall again


Bayern Munich's talks with David Alaba over a new contract have stalled once again - according to Bild.

The German giants opened negotiations with the Austrian defender for the third time but have ultimately failed to reach an agreement over an extension.

Alaba's current deal is due to expire next summer, with Chelsea and Real Madrid among those being linked with his services.

Moisander ready to leave Bremen


Niklas Moisander has revealed he expects to leave Werder Bremen at the end of the season.

The centre-back joined the Bundesliga side from Sampdoria four years ago and his contract is up at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old told Deichstube that this is "very likely" his last year at the club, though he has not made a final decision.

Chelsea, Man Utd & Dortmund track Walukiewicz


Chelsea and Manchester United are among several teams keeping an eye on Cagliari defender Sebastian Walukiewicz, 90min reports.

The 21-year-old has impressed since his move to the Serie A side and the Premier League duo are monitoring his progress.

Inter, Lazio, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have also sent scouts to watch him.

Romero in talks with Man Utd about possible move


Sergio Romero has held talks about his future with Manchester United as he looks to leave the Red Devils this week.

The goalkeeper's contract expires at the end of the season and he hoped to leave the club before the transfer window closed this month.

Manchester Evening News reports he could make a switch to MLS this week, however, as the deadline in the United States closes on Thursday.

Man Utd plot Calhanoglu move


Red Devils preparing five-year contract for AC Milan star

Manchester United are lining up a bid for AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The Rossoneri hope to renew the Turkey international's contract before it expires at the end of the season, but he could be lured to England instead as the Red Devils are ready to offer him a five-year deal.

Birmingham interested in ex-Brazil striker Pato


Ex-Brazil striker Alexandre Pato is the subject of interest from Birmingham City - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 31-year-old has been without a club since leaving Sao Paulo in August, and the Blues are eager to snap him up on a free transfer.

Pato took in a short loan stint at Chelsea in 2016, and scored 10 goals in 27 games for Brazil at the height of his career.

Lyon ready to offer Griezmann a way out of Barca


Lyon are ready to offer Antoine Griezmann a way out of Barcelona - according to El Chiringuito.

The French outfit are prepared to offer Memphis Depay to the Blaugrana in exchange for Griezmann, who is struggling for form at Camp Nou.

Griezmann has yet to score for Barca this season, and Lyon are willing to give him the chance to rejuvenate his career in Ligue 1.

Bayern-linked Lamptey offered new Brighton deal


Bayern Munich-linked Tariq Lamptey has been offered a new deal at Brighton - according to The Sun.

The Seagulls want to reward the 20-year-old with a £140,000 per-week package and extend his stay at the Amex Stadium beyond 2023.

Bayern have been tipped to make a move for Lamptey, who has made 14 appearances for Brighton since his move from Chelsea in January.

Barca target PSV star Malen


Barcelona have identified PSV forward Donyell Malen as a transfer target - according to Mundo Deportivo.

Ronald Koeman is well aware of the 21-year-old's talent after coaching him for the Netherlands national team, and could swoop for his services at club level in January.

Malen has scored five goals in nine appearances for PSV at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

Man Utd and Villa compete for highly-rated Smith


Manchester United and Aston Villa are fighting for the signing of Scottish defender Kerr Smith, according to the Evening Telegraph.

The 15-year-old recently spent a trial with Villa but is now training with the Red Devils as he weighs up a decision on his future.

Smith is currently on the books of Dundee United.

New A-League franchise Macarthur sign McGing


Macarthur FC have announced the signing of central defender Jake McGing, the club's official website reported.

The 26-year-old - who has had stints at Central Coast and Brisbane - signed for the new A-League franchise after trialling with the club.

Who will be Barcelona's new president? Font, Freixa and the election candidates to succeed Bartomeu


The Catalan giants have a democratic tradition in electing their figurehead, with club members all casting a ballot to replace the outgoing president

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Bilic angry at West Brom's sale of Hegazi


West Brom boss Slavan Bilic has expressed his disappointment after the club sold defender Ahmed Hegazi against his wishes.

The 29-year-old joined Saudi side Al-Ittihad on Sunday, with Bilic unhappy at the sale after receiving assurances that it wouldn't happen.

"Definitely it wasn't my decision, it wasn't a football decision to be fair, I'm very disappointed," Bilic said, as reported by The Independent.

"We are the team that needs all the good players, he is the player that has know-how in the Premier League, he has vast experience, he is a national team player, he's a great professional and he played last week against Burnley.

"The whole last week he was training with us and when we were doing the shape, even on Saturday he was there.

"I had the assurances that he was going to stay and so that makes me very, very disappointed that he left."

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Man Utd to pursue signing of cut-price Upamecano


Manchester United are eyeing the capture of RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano next summer with the defender said to be available for as little as £38 million due to his release clause.

According to The Times, the Red Devils are keen to reopen their pursuit of the 22-year-old after he signed a new three-year contract at the Bundesliga club which removed a £45m release clause over his head.

However the new deal is said to contain a new release clause that allows Upamecano to leave Leipzig for £38m at the end of the season if he wishes.

Phoenix sign Kiwi midfielder Lewis


Wellington Phoenix have announced the signing of New Zealand international midfielder Clayton Lewis, the club confirmed on their official website.

The 23-year-old, who had been playing for Auckland City, spent two seasons in England's League Two with Scunthorpe United.

Lewis has picked up 14 caps for the Kiwi national team in his fledgling career.


Marseille midfielder wants to play alongside Liverpool star Mane


Marseille talent Pape Gueye says he wants to play with Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane as he tosses up whether to represent Senegal or France at national level.

The 21-year-old has represented the French at junior level, but his comments to Canal+, as reported by Afrique Sports, suggest his Mane dream may see him turn out for the African nation.

"For now, I’m focusing on my club," Gueye said. "I’ve not chosen for the national team yet.

"I follow the Senegal national team like a true fan during competitions. Sadio Mané is a player I really like and I dream of playing with him."

Timotheu trialling with Adelaide United


Former Schalke defender George Timotheu is trialling with Adelaide United, reports Australian journalist Val Migliaccio.

The 23-year-odl cente-half had a trial period with Western Sydney Wanderers last week.

Timotheu made his debut for Schalke in 2019 but struggled after gaining a move a Belgian side Zulte-Waregem and is now looking for a new home.