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Thiago speculates on Bayern future

2019-10-12T22:35:26Z

Thiago Alcantara expects to spend many more years at Bayern Munich and has no thoughts about leaving the club.

The midfielder has been linked with a return to former side Barcelona, but his contract with the German giants runs until 2021.

And the 28-year-old insists he is happy to remain in Munich for the time being, saying: “I feel fantastic, my family are very happy. The quality of life is incredibly good in Munich, so why not [stick around]?”

Sarri wants Kante & Emerson reunion at Juventus

2019-10-12T22:02:22Z

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri hopes to bring two of his former Chelsea players to Italy, according to reports in Italy.

Sarri has had a solid start to life in Turin, but is eager to strengthen his side further as they look to compete for the Champions League title and maintain their domestic dominance.

The coach sees Blues and France star midfielder N'Golo Kante as an ideal addition to his team, while Emerson Palmieri is the ideal candidate to help them at full-back.

Chelsea, however, do not want to sell either and are in talks with Emerson over a new contract.

Foden urged to consider January move

2019-10-12T21:30:25Z

Phil Foden should consider leaving Manchester City in January to find first-team football elsewhere, says Stuart Pearce.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been declared unsellable by Pep Guardiola, but he is struggling for playing time in the Premier League.

Former City boss Pearce believes the England Under 21 international should think about requesting a loan move in the next transfer window.

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Larsson & Kuyt to take charge at Southend

2019-10-12T20:58:48Z

Henrik Larsson and Dirk Kuyt look set to take charge of Southend United's first-team.

Former Celtic, Manchester United and Barcelona star Larsson has been linked with the Southend job for over a month and a deal seems close.

Larsson will be joined by another ex-Feyenoord attacker, as Kuyt will also be part of the coaching team.

Mohamed returns to Monterrey

2019-10-12T20:30:40Z

Monterrey have confirmed the appointment of Antonio Mohamed as manager, with the Argentine returning for a second spell at the club.

Rangers sign Southampton director Wilson

2019-10-12T19:59:21Z

Rangers are on the verge of appointing a new director of football, having lured Ross Wilson away from Southampton.

The Scottish Sun reports that the Premiership side have agreed a deal with Wilson, who also worked at Watford, to take over the role and the move will be confirmed on Monday.

West Ham close to sealing Odubeko deal

2019-10-12T19:30:22Z

West Ham are close to finalising a deal for 16-year-old forward Mipo Odubeko, reports Football Insider.

The Republic of Ireland Under-17 international is a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season.

However, FA rules state that the Red Devils are still owed a compensation fee from the Hammers for bringing the youngster through their academy.

Foden urged to consider January move

2019-10-12T19:00:19Z

Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce thinks Phil Foden should consider a loan move in January in order to secure regular game time.

The 19-year-old is highly rated by current City manager Pep Guardiola but is struggling for minutes in a star-studded squad, making just four appearances so far this season.

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Inter to move for Matic in January

2019-10-12T18:30:44Z

Inter are ready to make a cut-price bid for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic in January, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The 31-year-old Serbia international has fallen out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, making just four starts in all competitions.

He is out of contract at the end of the season so would be available on a free transfer, meaning United may look to cash-in while they still can during the winter window.

‘Chelsea would be the best home for Zaha’

2019-10-12T18:00:55Z

Chelsea would “probably be the best home” for Wilfried Zaha if he decides to leave Crystal Palace in the near future, says John Salako.

Speculation regarding the talented winger’s future at Selhurst Park continues to rage after Arsenal and Everton were linked with his services over the summer.

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Inter lead Premier League clubs in Gotze chase

2019-10-12T17:30:29Z

Borussia Dortmund midfielder available for free next summer

Inter are paying close attention to Mario Gotze's contract situation at Borussia Dortmund.

The Germany international's deal expires at the end of the season and there is no sign of an agreement over a renewal because he is no longer sure of a place in Lucien Favre's team.

Tutto Mercato Web reports that the Serie A side are interested in signing the 27-year-old, but there are also Premier League teams considering an approach.

Vidal quashes Barcelona exit talk

2019-10-12T16:58:32Z

Arturo Vidal says he does not plan on leaving Barcelona any time soon amid rumours he is set for a January transfer.

The 32-year-old midfielder joined the Spanish champions in 2018, but his limited role at the club has sparked talk of an imminent move.

Inter are said to be at the front of the queue for his signature, but Vidal insists he does not want to "change clubs every time the window opens”.

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Man City eye Borussia Dortmund teen

2019-10-12T16:27:16Z

Manchester City are keeping an eye on Borussia Dortmund youngster Giovanni Reyna, 90min reports.

The 16-year-old is the son of former City, Rangers and United States player Claudio Reyna and joined the German side's youth academy after spending time at New York City FC.

Although he just left their sister club, City are still monitoring his progress and could try to bring him to England in the near future.

Gnabry backs Muller amid uncertain Bayern future

2019-10-12T15:59:39Z

Ranieri appointed Sampdoria coach

2019-10-12T15:33:56Z

Claudio Ranieri has been confirmed as Sampdoria's new coach.

The 67-year-old had been out of work since leaving Roma at the end of last season and replaces Eusebio Di Francesco at the helm of the Genovese club.

Ranieri has signed a two-year deal with the Serie A side who sit bottom of the league with just three points.

Arsenal lead City in race for Torres

2019-10-12T15:00:00Z

Gunners favourites to land centre-half

Arsenal are leading the race for Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, claims 90min.

The 22-year-old, who has been starring in Spain of late, is also of interest to Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea.

Emery's job rests on top-four finish

2019-10-12T14:30:00Z

Unai Emery will need to secure Champions League qualification with Arsenal in order to keep his job, claims The Times.

The Spaniard has been made aware that a top-four finish is expected at Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners having spent big over the summer.

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Szczesny set for Juve stay with no De Gea move planned

2019-10-12T14:00:00Z

Juventus are ready to tie Wojciech Szczesny to a new contract, reports Calciomercato.

The Bianconeri have shelved any plans to move for David de Gea after seeing him commit to fresh terms, with faith set to be shown in a Poland international goalkeeper.

‘Ozil is a luxury that Emery wants out’

2019-10-12T13:30:00Z

Mesut Ozil is a “luxury player”, admits Paul Merson, with Arsenal considered to be doing themselves few favours in freezing him out and edging him ever closer to the exits.

The former Gunners star has told the Daily Star: "Unai Emery should bring him in from the cold. But he won’t. If he plays Ozil and they win, he has to keep playing him, and the manager doesn’t want that. The manager wants him out."

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Juve could offer Rabiot plus cash for Eriksen

2019-10-12T13:00:00Z

Juventus could offer Adrien Rabiot as part of a deal to bring Christian Eriksen to Turin, according to Le10Sport.

The French midfielder only arrived at the Serie A champions on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but he has played in just three league games so far.

And with Eriksen out of contract at the end of the season, Juve may be tempted to offer their underwhelming signing as part of a cut-price deal for the Dane in January.

Isco to leave Real Madrid

2019-10-12T12:30:46Z

Playmaker wants out of the Bernabeu

Isco has finally decided to leave Real Madrid due to a lack of playing time, according to Calciomercato.

The midfielder has played just three times in the league this term under Zinedine Zidane, and has not completed the 90 minutes once.

The 27-year-old has often insisted that he would stay and fight for his place in seasons gone by, but he now feels a move must be made.

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Oldham loan out Gonzales

2019-10-12T12:00:13Z

Oldham Athletic have loaned out Florian Gonzales to Ashton United until January 2020.

The midfielder joined the club on a one-year deal in the summer.

However, he has not made a league appearance and will now further his development with the seventh-tier side.

Blanc could hold out for Man Utd job despite Lyon talks

2019-10-12T11:30:24Z

Laurent Blanc could hold out for the managerial post at Manchester United despite being in talks with Lyon, according to L'Equipe.

The former France boss believes he has a chance of landing the top job at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure after a torrid start to the season.

Additionally, Lyon want Blanc to have Jean-Louis Gasset as his assistant, but Blanc wants to bring Franck Passi into the role, leading to an impasse in negotiations.

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Liverpool keeping tabs on White

2019-10-12T11:00:00Z

Reds looking at Leeds loanee

Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on central defender Ben White, according to Football Insider.

The 22-year-old, currently on loan at Leeds United from Brighton & Hove Albion, has impressed in the Championship, capably filling the void left by Pontus Jansson.

The Seagulls believe that he and Matt Clarke can step into the first team next season, but Liverpool see the defender as a replacement for Dejan Lovren.

Real, Barca circle for wonderkid Camavinga

2019-10-12T10:30:38Z

Real Madrid and Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 16-year-old was the subject of an ultimately unsuccessful bid from Marseille in the summer, and now the La Liga giants have taken notice.

The midfielder has played in every game for the Ligue 1 side so far this season despite his tender years, establishing himself as a first-team regular alreadycamavinga.

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Milan chase €20m Celik

2019-10-12T10:00:57Z

AC Milan are reportedly chasing the signature of Lille right-back Zeki Celik, according to Tuttosport.

The Rossoneri have been disappointed with the progress of Davide Calabria, while doubts remain about Andrea Conti.

As a result, they have fixed their sights on Celik, with Lille set to demand €20m (£17.5m/$22.1m) for the 22-year-old.

Inter eye out-of-contract Matic in January

2019-10-12T09:30:38Z

Nemanja Matic could follow in the footsteps of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in moving to Inter, according to Calciomercato.

The Manchester United midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and the Red Devils could be tempted to part with him in January to avoid losing him for nothing.

Despite Inter's impressive start, Antonio Conte feels that a defensive midfielder is necessary and sees the Serbian - who he worked with at Chelsea - as the perfect solution for a cut-price fee.

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Premier League clubs circle for Allen

2019-10-12T09:00:17Z

A host of Premier League clubs have joined the race for Northern Irish wonderkid Charlie Allen, according to Football Insider.

The 15-year-old attacking midfielder has already had trials with Tottenham and Manchester City, and has been offered one by Chelsea.

Norwich City and Southampton have also joined the queue, hoping to tempt the youngster with a better path to first-team football.

Barca join Arsenal in Malen pursuit

2019-10-12T08:30:21Z

Arsenal had been hoping to bring Donyell Malen back to the Emirates, but Barcelona have joined the race, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old Dutch striker moved to PSV from Arsenal two years ago in a bid to gain regular playing time, and broke into the first team in fine style.

This season, he already has 16 goals and six assists from just 18 appearances across all competitions.

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Man Utd prioritise Koulibaly signing

2019-10-12T08:00:05Z

Kalidou Koulibaly is top of Manchester United's centre-back shortlist, according to the Daily Express.

The Red Devils have struggled despite making Harry Maguire the most expensive centre-back in the world and are targeting further reinforcements.

They have also been linked with Benfica's Ruben Dias, but the Napoli man is their top target.

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Barca to offer Messi 'lifelong contract'

2019-10-12T07:30:53Z

Barcelona are set to offer Lionel Messi a 'lifelong contract', according to Cadena SER.

In practice, the deal will run until at least 2022, but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to maintain the link between the Argentine and the club for as long as possible.

Even when Messi retires from football, Barca will offer their club legend opportunities to remain involved with the club.

Mbappe, Kane top of Barca's striker wishlist

2019-10-12T07:00:16Z

The La Liga giants have prioritised the signing of a centre-forward as their next major acquisition.

Barcelona are looking for a star striker to replace Luis Suarez either this summer or next, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The club's top target is Kylian Mbappe, with Harry Kane a close second as Real Madrid appears to be the Frenchman's preferred destination.

There has been some consideration of Roberto Firmino, while a younger option such as Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Rashford is also a possibility.

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Man Utd tried to sign Griezmann and Llorente

2019-10-12T06:30:34Z

Manchester United reportedly tried to sign Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Llorente in the summer, according to The Athletic.

The pair were targeted to replace Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, who both moved to Inter.

However, Griezmann joined Barcelona and Llorente went to Napoli, leaving United short of cover up front.

Milan consider Elneny and Rahman in January

2019-10-12T05:00:12Z

AC Milan are considering January moves for Mohamed Elneny and Baba Rahman in January, reports Calciomercato.

Elneny is on loan at Besiktas from Arsenal, while left-back Rahman is on loan at Mallorca from Chelsea

Milan are also considering a move for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, who has played sparingly this season after a summer transfer from Stuttgart

Newcastle keen to tie down Longstaff

2019-10-12T04:15:31Z

Newcastle hero Matty Longstaff is currently on a deal that sees him earn only £850 a week, according to The Sun. 

Longstaff is free to talk to foreign clubs in January as his contract winds down, but the Magpies don't want to lose the 19-year-old and will attempt to tie him down with a long-term deal. 

Villa among favourites to land Dier

2019-10-12T03:27:22Z

The Birmingham Mail say that Aston Villa are the bookies third-favourites to capture Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier.

The 25-year-old has made just one Premier League start for Spurs this season, and has lost his place in the England set-up as well.

A move to the Midlands side in January would give him the chance to stake a claim in Gareth Southgate's Euro 2020 squad.

Ranieri set for Sampdoria

2019-10-12T02:45:33Z

Calciomercato say that Claudio Ranieri is sure to be the next manager of Sampdoria.

The former Chelsea and Leicester City boss will sign a contract worth £2 million for this season, and the deal will automatically renew next campaign if he can keep the Genoa club up.

Sampdoria are bottom of Serie A as it stands with one win and six losses in seven matches.

Mandzukic to United almost done

2019-10-12T02:00:15Z

ESPN pundit Steve Nicol believes that Manchester United are on the verge of signing Mario Mandzukic from Juventus.

United have been toothless up front so far this season after selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter without replacing him.

Mandzukic was linked with the Red Devils this summer and is surplus to requirements with Maurizio Sarri in charge in Turin.

Those circumstances make ex-Liverpool man Nicol certain Mandzukic is on the way to Manchester in January.

Man Utd not 'naive' enough to sack Solskjaer

2019-10-12T01:15:51Z

Rio Ferdinand does not believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sacked as Manchester United manager.

The former Red Devil thinks the club will back the embattled Norwegian to turn the team's fortunes around in a long-term rebuild.

"[United aren't] naive enough to think that it was going to be a situation where he just changes it overnight," said the retired centre-back.

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Ex-Red Coutinho could still help Liverpool

2019-10-12T00:30:23Z

Despite leaving LIverpool for Barcelona 18 months ago, Philippe Coutinho could prove positive for the Anfield side.

The Brazil international is now at Bayern Munich after failing to impress at Camp Nou, and his good form in Bavaria is keeping Thomas Muller on the sidelines.

The Mirror think that could force the Germany star out, with Liverpool a potential destination.

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Chelsea consider Ampadu recall from RB Leipzig

2019-10-11T22:41:09Z

Chelsea are considering recalling Ethan Ampadu from his loan at RB Leipzig because of his lack of playing time.

Ampadu has not featured for the Bundesliga side this season in any competition, though he featured for Wales in their 1-1 draw with Slovakia on Friday. 

The Sun claims the Chelsea hierarchy are concerned about his role at the club and could bring an early end to his spell there.

Norwich eye Bayern Munich striker

2019-10-11T22:37:27Z

Norwich are interested in signing Ghana international striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt from Bayern Munich, according to reports in Germany.

The 25-year-old has featured for the Bayern first-team twice since joining in 2017 and has proved prolific for the reserves.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke has highlighted him as a potential signing, but there is also interest from the Eredivisie.

Mandzukic expects January offer from Man Utd

2019-10-11T22:26:45Z

Juventus want €10m for Croatian striker

Mario Mandzukic is waiting on an offer from Manchester United in January, Calciomercato reports.

Juventus are eager to offload the Croatian striker, who recently rejected a lucrative offer from Qatar.

United came close to signing Mandzukic and his team-mate Paulo Dybala last summer after Romelu Lukaku left Old Trafford to join Inter but talks broke down.

United are expected to return for Mandzukic in January as they need to strengthen in attack and Juve are willing to let him go for €10 million (£9m/$11m).

Lazio plot bid for Amrabat

2019-10-11T22:15:20Z

Lazio have set their sights on Hellas Verona midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, according to Sport Mediaset.

The 23-year-old Morocco international is on loan from Club Brugge, though the Serie A side have an option to buy him.

But Lazio already have their eye on him and have enquired about his price.

Eriksen open to Bayern Munich move

2019-10-11T22:08:05Z

German giants have already contacted Real Madrid and Man Utd target

Christian Eriksen is open to joining Bayern MunichSport1 claims.

The attacking midfielder is expected to leave Tottenham as his contract expires at the end of the season, though the club are reportedly considering selling him in the next transfer window.

Real Madrid and Manchester United are eager to sign Eriksen, but Bayern have also emerged as candidates and Sport1 claims the Bundesliga giants have already reached out to him.