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Beckham wants Griezmann in Miami


David Beckham says he hopes Antoine Griezmann will join his new MLS franchise Inter Miami.

Griezmann said in September that he was interested in Beckham's team, and the former England star says the interest is certainly mutual as the club moves towards a debut.

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Wenger dismisses Real Madrid links


Arsene Wenger has denied being contacted by Real Madrid over becoming their next permanent manager but admits a decision over his next move is imminent.

The Frenchman has been unemployed since leaving Arsenal at the end of last season, when he departed North London after 22 years at the helm.

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Arsenal considering €15m Benatia


Arsenal are considering a move for unhappy Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Benatia would like a place in the XI, but is unable to break into it consistently with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini present.

Arsenal and AC Milan are interested in the defender, who has been priced at €15 million (£13m/$17m).

Watford nearing new Gracia contract


Watford are nearing a new contract with manager Javi Gracia according to the BBC.

Gracia came on last January for Marco Silva on an 18-month deal and has the Hornets currently eighth in the Premier League table.

He becomes the first manager to sign a contract extension with Watford since the Pozzo family took control of the club in 2012.

Chelsea outcast Piazon wanted by Corinthians


Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon is wanted by Corinthians, Goal understands, with it possible that the Brazilian side may be able to wrap up a permanent deal as his contract at Stamford Bridge runs down.

Piazon was at Fulham during the 2017-18 campaign, but did not keep him after promotion to the Premier League, while Sheffield Wednesday and Olympiakos then saw late loan moves rejected by the player.

With Maurizio Sarri electing not to use Piazon at all, Chelsea are ready to part with the player.

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West Ham considering Nasri move


Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up a reunion with former Manchester City attacker Samir Nasri with West Ham, according to the Mirror.

Pellegrini is hoping to bolster his squad after injuries to Jack Wilshere, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanches.

Nasri is a free agent after finishing an 18-month ban for doping, and reportedly has interest from Everton as well.

Ozil open to seeing out career at Arsenal


Mesut Ozil is open to the idea of seeing out his career at Arsenal and believes he can extend his playing days for another eight years.

He told the Evening Standard: "Why not? In football, everything is possible but I am really happy to play for a big club like Arsenal."

Find the full story on his future plans here.

Fulham want Chelsea flop Bakayoko


Fulham have asked London rivals Chelsea about the possibility of taking Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan in January, claims Calciomercato.

The French midfielder is currently in Serie A with AC Milan, but has struggled to find his form and could return to England in the new year.

Malcom rubbishes Barca exit talk


Barcelona forward Malcom, fresh from netting his first goal for the club, has rubbished reports suggesting that he could soon be heading out of Camp Nou.

The Brazilian told Goal: "That is fake information and it will not break my confidence."

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Tottenham turn to Gunter


Koray Gunter is the latest defender to be linked with Tottenham, with Calciomercato claiming that Spurs are ready to battle AC Milan for the Genoa star.

Those in north London remain in the market for centre-half reinforcements amid uncertainty regarding the respective futures of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

AC Milan identify Caio to replace injured Caldara


AC Milan are planning to launch a bid for Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio in January, with Mattia Caldara sidelined through injury.

The 25-year-old centre-back has won four caps at international level with Brazil and has played in South America at club level since 2011.

He has over 130 appearances under his belt for Sao Paulo and remains one of their most prized assets, but Gennaro Gattuso may try to lure him to Serie A in the new year, with Milan chasing a place in the Champions League, as per Calcio Mercato.

Guardiola keen on signing Columbian starlet Wilmar Barrios


According to Don Balon, Manchester City have joined the race to sign Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Currently valued at €15m (£13m, $17m), the 25-year-old has 17 caps to his name at international level with Columbia and has played a key role for Boca during his last two years at the club, with Pep Guardiola said to be a keen admirer.

Barrios could become available during the winter transfer window following the Copa Libertadores final, which will be played between Boca and River Plate over two legs later this month.

Athletic Bilbao express interest in signing Llorente in January


According to the Independent, following Fernando Llorente's confession he would like to return to La Liga next summer, Athletic Bilbao are prepared to offer him a way out of Tottenham when the transfer window re-opens.

"I've been away from home for many years," The Spanish striker said. "I’d love to go back to La Liga."

Bilbao's presidential election campaigns have begun ahead of an election on December 27 and it has been suggested that signing Llorente could be a vote-winning promise for potential candidates.

West Ham table Gabigol offer


West Ham have made an approach to take Gabriel Barbosa on loan from Inter once his spell at Santos comes to a close in January, claims Sport Mediaset.

The Brazilian forward is currently back in his homeland after struggling to make an impact following a high-profile switch to Europe.

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Liverpool looking at De Baunbag


Liverpool are monitoring Mallorca's teenage forward Victor de Baunbag, according to Spanish publication Sport.

The 18-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for his current club but is considered to be a hot prospect and is attracting interest from across Europe.

Man Utd eyeing £26m Andersen


Manchester United's search for defensive additions has led them to Sampdoria star Joachim Andersen, according to La Repubblica.

The Red Devils have had the Dane watched on several occasions and are now weighing up a £26 million ($34m) approach for his services.

Emery refuses to rule out early return to Arsenal for Nelson


Arsenal boss Unai Emery has opened the door to the possibility of bringing Reiss Nelson back to the club in January, after his impressive start to life in the Bundesliga.

The 18-year-old joined Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal back in August, just days after signing a new three-year contract at the Emirates.

5 goals in his first 10 appearances for the club has earned Nelson widespread praise and Emery admits that he has been pleased with the progress he has made in Germany.

"With Reiss, we are very happy with him at the moment," The Spanish boss said on Thursday. "We follow him every match. We are thinking about how he can help us in the future."

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Inter Milan line up Gollini as long-term Handanovic replacement


According to Calcio Mercato, Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is the subject of interest from Inter Milan.

The 23-year-old shot-stopper is currently valued at €15m (£13m, $17m) and Nerrazzuri officials will be watching him closely when the two clubs meet in Serie A on Sunday.

Inter's current number one Samir Handanovic is 34 and approaching the twilight years of his career and Gollini is seen as the ideal long-term replacement for the Slovenian.

Fekir is open to a Premier League switch in 2019


According to L'Equipe, Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir is hopeful of securing a transfer next year, with Chelsea and Bayern Munich the frontrunners for his signature.

The 25-year-old almost joined Liverpool during the summer window, but the deal fell through at the last minute due to concerns over a long-standing knee issue.

Fekir is under contract with Lyon until 2020, however, he has left the door open for a potential move to the Premier League next year, as he stated in a recent interview: "My future? We have not discussed an extension yet, we will see what happens."

Ryan responds to shock Manchester United rumours


After keeping three straight Premier League clean sheets in November, Mat Ryan has reportedly put himself on the radar of Manchester United.

But Ryan himself isn't getting carried away with the speculation admitting it's part and parcel of professional football. 

"Rumours float around all the time," Ryan wrote for Players Voice.

"If I’d actually played for every team I’d been linked with through the years, I would have represented Real Madrid, Liverpool and quite a few others by now!"

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Liverpool youngster attracting interest from Portugal


Liverpool teen Rafael Camacho is drawing looks from Portugal's three biggest clubs, according to the Daily Mail

Porto, Benfica and Sporting are all courting the 18-year-old, who has impressed for both club and country in recent months. 

The Portugal youth international showed well with Liverpool's first team in the pre-season but is still waiting for his chance with the club in a competitive match. 

Whitecaps name Dos Santos as new head coach


The Vancouver Whitecaps have announced Marc Dos Santos as the club's new head coach. 

Dos Santos brings with him experience as the head man from lower levels in the United States, but spent the 2018 season as an assistant under Bob Bradley with Los Angeles FC

The Whitecaps let go of manager Carl Robinson in September as the club limped its way to an eighth place finish in MLS' Western Conference. 

Mexico chasing Sanchez Flores as new manager


Mexico federation president Yon de Luisa will meet with manager Quiqui Sanchez Flores this week in London about the men's national team coaching vacancy, according to ESPN Spain.

The president may be willing to offer the Mexico job to Sanchez Flores, who coached six La Liga teams and also oversaw Watford in his coaching career.

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Conte taking Chelsea to court


Antonio Conte will take Chelsea to court over his remaining salary, according to Sky Sports News. 

The former Blues manager has refused to meet with his old side over final payments following his sacking at the end of last season. 

Conte will instead look to settle the matter in court as he looks to be paid the rest of what he is contractually owed. 

Man Utd to offer Martial new £45m deal


The winger's return to form has seen his fortunes change at Old Trafford

Manchester United are preparing to offer Anthony Martial a new five-year deal worth £45 million ($59m), according to The Sun.

The 22-year-old has seen his status grow at Old Trafford during a recent spell of good form in which he has netted five goals in his last four Premier League outings. 

United have an option to extend Martial's current deal another 12 months when it expires next summer, but the club want to tie the France international down for the long term.

Rabiot's contract status causing him to be benched


Adrien Rabiot's refusal to sign a new deal at Paris Saint-Germain is causing him to be benched, claims Le10Sport

The midfielder's current deal expires at the end of the season, with several of Europe's biggest sides lining up to sign him.

With Rabiot appearing likely to leave, manager Thomas Tuchel has removed the France international from his starting lineup for three consecutive games. 

Fulham could replace Jokanovic with Parker


Fulham could be set to replace manager Slavisa Jokanovic with Scott Parker, according to The Telegraph. 

The Cottagers are bottom of the Premier League and Jokanovic could be sacked as a result, with assistant Parker a prime candidate to take over. 

Parker, 38, played the final four seasons of his career with Fulham after previously representing Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham among others. 

Leverkusen won't sell Bailey in January


Bayer Leverkusen ​Sporting director Jonas Boldt has said his side will not be selling 21-year-old winger Leon Bailey in January. 

Manchester United and Chelsea are just two of the sides interested in Bailey and though Boldt admits the Jamaican will depart eventually, he insists it won't happen this winter. 

"We all know that Leon will eventually leave," Boldt told Bild

“But we have made it clear that a winter transfer is out of the question. He also knows that he has our backing."

Jardim on Monaco's managerial shortlist


Former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim is on Milan's shortlist for a potential new manager, according to Le10Sport

Gennaro Gattuso's position is under threat after Milan's slow start to the season, with Arsene Wenger another name mentioned as a possible replacement. 

Jardim, who was sacked by Monaco last month, is interested in a move to the Premier League, but is also willing to listen to an offer from Milan should it arrive.