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Klopp rules out Liverpool move for Coutinho

2019-01-18T23:28:16Z

Jurgen Klopp has downplayed any talk of a return to Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho just over a year after his departure to Barcelona.

The Brazil international sealed his exit from Anfield in January 2018, after a prolonged struggle to make his way to Ernesto Valverde’s side.

However, after a promising start last season which saw him feature in a Barca side that took home the Liga crown and Copa del Rey title, Coutinho has fallen on more difficult times this campaign.

Read more here!

Galaxy near deals for Antuna and Polenta

2019-01-18T22:30:38Z

The LA Galaxy are nearing deals for a pair of players, Uriel Antuna and Diego Polenta, according to the LA Times.

Antuna, a 21-year-old winger, would come in on loan from Manchster City after being returned from FC Groningen earlier this month.

Polenta, a 26-year-old centre-back, would sign on free, having last played with Nacional.

Icardi set to renew Inter contract amid Madrid interest

2019-01-18T22:11:29Z

Inter captain Mauro Icardi is set to ignore interest from Real Madrid and sign a fresh deal at San Siro, according to his agent and wife Wanda Nara.

The Argentine, however, has seen his name linked with an exit on more than one occasion over the past few seasons, with Madrid often named as suitors.

Speculation reached a head this season due to reports of meetings between the player and Madrid authorities, but Wanda has now revealed that Icardi will soon be putting pen to paper on a new deal.

Read the full story on Goal!

Transfer talk no distraction for Inter

2019-01-18T21:26:48Z

Luciano Spalletti is adamant speculation surrounding the future of key players will not distract Inter during the second half of the season.

Inter are ensconced in third ahead of their first Serie A match of 2019 at home to Sassuolo on Saturday.

The January transfer market is yet to see any new arrivals at San Siro with new contracts for in-demand pair Mauro Icardi and Milan Skriniar seemingly top of the club's agenda.

Read more here!

Ranieri hopeful of Cahill move

2019-01-18T21:05:21Z

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has said it would be "fantastic" if Chelsea defender Gary Cahill joins his side in January. 

The Cottagers have been linked with a move for the 33-year-old centre-back, who has fallen out of favour under Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge this term. 

Cahill would be a welcome addition at Craven Cottage, with Fulham having conceded a league-worst 49 goals so far this season. 

Read more here!

Mou's former assistant takes job in Qatar

2019-01-18T20:27:33Z

Long-time Jose Mourinho collaborator Rui Faria has taken his first head coaching job with Qatar's Al Duhail, the club confirmed on Friday.

Faria, 43, left his assistant manager's job at Manchester United at the end of the 2017-18 season, ostensibly to pursue senior positions after almost two decades working as Mourinho's deputy.

And he will cut his teeth in the middle east after his arrival was revealed by the reigning Stars League champions.

Read more here!

West Ham sign Diangana to new deal

2019-01-18T20:10:41Z

West Ham have signed Grady Diangana to a new deal with the club until 2025.

The 20-year-old made his senior debut in September, and has made 15 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions this season. 
 

Piatek closes in on Milan move

2019-01-18T19:45:49Z

Milan are closing in on a move for Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The two clubs are set to meet on Friday to discuss a fee for the Polish star, who has 19 goals in 21 appearances this season. 

Milan are looking to replace Gonzalo Higuain, who is on the verge of moving to Chelsea

Sala completes Cardiff City medical

2019-01-18T19:25:33Z

Nantes striker Emiliano Sala has completed a medical at Cardiff City, according to Sky Sports News. 

The two sides have agreed a fee around £18 million (€20m/$23m) for the forward, who has 12 goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season. 

Cardiff are hoping to have Sala registered in time to play against Newcastle on Saturday.

PSG and Chelsea battle for €40m Paredes

2019-01-18T19:02:15Z

Zenit are holding out for a big fee for the Argentina international

Zenit are demanding €40 million (£36m/$46m) for PSG and Chelsea target Leandro Paredes, Goal understands.

Paredes is keen on a move to either club, with both sides looking to strengthen the centre of their midfield. 

Read the full report on Goal right here

Monaco consider alternatives as Chelsea stall on Batshuayi

2019-01-18T18:40:51Z

Chelsea have yet to finalise a deal to allow striker Michy Batshuayi to join Monaco on loan, according to Le10Sport

A deal to send the Belgian to Ligue 1 for the rest of the season appeared to be nearing completion earlier this week, but the Blues have yet to give it the green light. 

That has left Monaco to consider alternatives should the 25-year-old not arrive at the Stade Louis II. 

Inter beat Chelsea to €40m Barella signing

2019-01-18T18:13:45Z

The 21-year-old will finish the season with Cagliari before moving to Milan

Inter are closing in on a deal to sign Cagliari star Nicolo Barella in the summer, according to Calciomercato.

Barella has already given his approval to the move, which will cost Inter €40 million (£36m/$46m) plus €10m (£9m/$11m) in bonuses. 

Napoli and Chelsea were also in the race to sign the 21-year-old midfielder, but they have been overtaken by the Nerazzurri.

Guangzhou Evergrande in talks for Arnautovic

2019-01-18T17:52:12Z

Guangzhou Evergrande are in talks over a move for West Ham star Marko Arnautovic, Sky Sports News reports. 

Arnautovic's future with the London side has been in question this month as rumours of a big-money move to China continue to swirl. 

And Guangzhou Evergrande have looked to steal a march on their rivals by moving for the 29-year-old Austrian. 

Napoli set €120m price tag on Allan

2019-01-18T17:28:53Z

With Paris Saint-Germain interested, Napoli have set a price tag of €120 million (£106/$136m) on midfielder Allan, reports Le10Sport

The Ligue 1 champions are looking to strengthen at center midfield in January with Adrien Rabiot possibly having played his last game with the club. 

But Napoli are in no mood to sell the Brazilian star, and have place a prohibitively costly price tag on the 28-year-old. 

Atletico close in on summer deal for Telles

2019-01-18T17:03:58Z

Atletico Madrid are closing in on a summer move for Porto left-back Alex Telles, Goal understands. 

Telles, 26, is under contract in Portugal until June 2021 and has a release clause of €40 million (£35.2m/$45.4m).

Read the full report on Goal right here

Poole returns to Newport on loan

2019-01-18T16:44:27Z

Manchester United defender Regan Poole has joined Newport County on loan for the rest of the 2018-19 season.

Poole, 20, initially joined United from Newport in 2015 and has now joined the League Two side for the rest of the current campaign. 

Real close to signing Militao

2019-01-18T16:00:44Z

Real Madrid are close to signing centre-back Eder Militao from Porto, claims Marca.

The 20-year-old will not join Real until the summer, but he has reportedly impressed scouts from the Spanish capital when they have watched him on five occasions. 

Porto have previously stated they will not accept any offers below Militao's €50 million (£44m/$57m) release clause. 

Gracia confident Watford can replace Doucoure

2019-01-18T15:50:16Z

Watford head coach Javi Gracia has insisted he is confident the Hornets have other players who will step up if Abdoulaye Doucoure leaves the club.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in taking Doucoure to Ligue 1 as they seek to boost their midfield due to the retirement of Lassana Diarra and the potential exit of Adrien Rabiot.

Doucoure scored seven Premier League goals from midfield last season, and has impressed with his energetic displays during his time in England

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Huddersfield consider Dortmund coach

2019-01-18T15:40:19Z

Huddersfield are considering appointing the Borussia Dortmund second team coach, Jan Siewert, as their new manager, according to Sky Sports.

Wagner previously held the same position as Siewart at Dortmund before moving to the Yorkshire club.

The German parted ways with huddersfield on Monday, leaving them bottom of the Premier League, and they prepare to face Manchester City this weekend. 

Solskjaer set for Man Utd interview

2019-01-18T15:30:07Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have an interview for the permanent Manchester United job, according to the Mirror.

The Norwegian was appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, and has won his first six game in charge of the Red Devils. 

He will now sit down with the club's hierarchy in the hope of persuading them to give him the position on an indefinite basis. 

Pochettino rules out Rossi move

2019-01-18T15:15:51Z

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed Tottenham are not attempting to sign Giuseppe Rossi on a free transfer in January.

Spurs are looking at adding to their attacking options after Son Heung-Min departed for the Asian Cup and Harry Kane has been ruled out through injury until March.

Speaking to a press conference on Friday, Pochettino said: "There are many names that appear in every transfer window.

"I think he is another name to add on the list but it is only a rumour. We have not considered him."

Giroud admits he's frustrated at Chelsea

2019-01-18T15:05:38Z

Olivier Giroud has admitted he is frustrated with the amount of game time he is getting at Chelsea.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has often preferred Eden Hazard in a central role over Giroud and Alvaro Morata, and Chelsea are also heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain this month.

The Frenchman has only been at Stamford Bridge for 12 months after joining from Arsenal in January 2018.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Sarri unsure if Morata will feature against Arsenal

2019-01-18T14:55:00Z

Maurizio Sarri has admitted he does not know if Alvaro Morata will feature against Arsenal on Saturday.

The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid after receiving limited game time at Stamford Bridge this season.

Sarri told a press conference on Friday: “I don’t know if he will play [against Arsenal] but he is training with us.

“It’s a very difficult moment for him but it’s normal for a player in January to be involved in the market.  He’s available [for selection]"

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Man City target a left-back and 3-4 midfielders

2019-01-18T14:45:33Z

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are in the market for a new left-back and are targetting three or four midfield options as they seek cover for Fernandinho. 

The Citizens failed to bring in Jorginho from Napoli last summer, with the Italian opting to link up with his former boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea instead, and have been forced to use Ilkay Gundogan in a defensive midfield position when Fernandinho has been absent. 

At left-back, City have reportedly grown impatient after Benjamin Mendy picked up another long-term injury. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Liverpool's Wilson to stay at Derby

2019-01-18T14:33:34Z

On-loan Liverpool forward Harry Wilson will stay at Derby County until the end of the season.

Mata to hold last-ditch Man Utd talks

2019-01-18T14:22:59Z

Juan Mata is set to hold last-ditch talks to extend his contract this week, according to The Sun.

Mata is out of contract in the summer, and United are apparently keen to reduce his £170,000-a-week wage bill. 

The Spaniard has been given more game time since the arrival of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. 

Pochettino rules out Rossi move

2019-01-18T14:15:49Z

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Tottenham are not considering signing Giuseppe Rossi on a free transfer. 

Spurs are short on attacking options after Son Heung-Min has left for the Asian Cup and Harry Kane has been ruled out until March, leaving Fernando Llorente as their only recognised striker available. 

Rossi, who is currently training with Manchester United while he looks for a new club, had been linked with signing a pay-as-you-play deal with Spurs. 

Pochettino told a press conference on Friday: "There are many names that appear in every transfer window. I think he is another name to add on the list but it is only a rumour. We have not considered him."

Ranieri: 'Signing Cahill would be fantastic'

2019-01-18T14:12:01Z

Claudio Ranieri has revealed he would like to sign Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill for Fulham.

The defender is looking for a new club after being given limited opportunities by Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Ranieri told a press conference on Friday: “Gary is a very important player and for us it would be fantastic.I don’t know if he wants to come and fight with us."

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Bony nearing Swansea exit

2019-01-18T14:00:18Z

Swansea are close to agreeing a deal that will see Wilfried Bony go to Qatari side Al Sadd, according to Sky Sports.

The Ivory Coast international has made just seven league appearances for the Championship club this term, and has struggled to establish himself in South Wales since returning from Manchester City in 2017.

Swansea are reportedly keen to get him off their books due to Bony's substantial wages.

Sarri refuses to be drawn on Higuain

2019-01-18T13:45:32Z

Maurizio Sarri was coy on the speculation linking Chelsea with a move for Gonzalo Higuain this month when speaking at his press conference on Friday.

Asked about the AC Milan forward, Sarri said: “I want to be clear because I cannot help you. I spoke with [director] Marina [Granovskaia] two weeks ago and she knows my opinion on how to improve the team. Then I decided to be focused on the pitch, on matches, on training. 

“Now I am confident because I know Marina is working very hard but I don’t know anything about the market because I want to focus on the matches. 

“I don’t call her every evening, otherwise I spend all my mental energy on the market. I think it’s better if I spend them on the pitch.“

Man Utd players want Solskjaer to be offered permanent job

2019-01-18T13:30:31Z

Manchester United's players and coaching staff want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be given the permanent job at Old Trafford at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

The Norwegian has won his first six games in charge of the Red Devils and has installed fresh energy into their style of play since taking over as caretaker manager.

Players such as Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have already come out and revealed how much they enjoy playing under Solskjaer. 

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Spurs consider Rossi

2019-01-18T13:15:07Z

Tottenham are considering signing Giuseppe Rossi as attacking cover, says Tuttosport.

The north London club are seeking a new striker after Son Heung-Min has left for the Asian Cup and Harry Kane has been ruled out until March through injury. 

Spurs will apparently offer Rossi a pay-as-you-play deal should they approach him.

Hudson-Odoi to announce future in the next week

2019-01-18T13:00:05Z

Callum Hudson-Odoi will make a decision over his Chelsea future in the next few days after the Blues have offered him a £70,000 a week deal.

The 18-year-old has been the subject of a number of bids from Bayern Munich, who want him to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery who depart at the end of the season. 

But Hudson-Odoi is now considering staying in London after receiving more game time since the turn of the new year.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Mings to leave Bournemouth on loan

2019-01-18T12:48:47Z

West Brom want to sign Tyrone Mings on loan from Bournemouth this month, claims The Sun.

The defender has failed to cement himself in Cherries' side since moving from Ipswich, and has had a number of injury setbacks.

Eddie Howe reportedly wants Mings to get some regular game time in the Championship before returning to compete for a first-team place.

Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham

2019-01-18T12:35:12Z

The interest in Marko Arnautovic from an unnamed Chinese club has ended, reports the Mirror.

West Ham received a £35 million ($45m) offer for Arnautovic last week but swiftly rejected it, and the prospective buyer will not submit a second bid.

The forward will apparently not play in the Hammers' game against Bournemouth this weekend because he is not in the right frame of mind. 

PSG hijack Chelsea's Paredes deal

2019-01-18T12:21:32Z

PSG make Paredes offer

Paris Saint-Germain have submitted a €35 million (£30m/$40m) offer for Zenit Saint-Petersburg, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Chelsea had been tipped to sign the 24-year-old in the coming days after submitting their own bid in a similar region to the Russian outfit.

The Blues reportedly want Paredes as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, but PSG look likely to lose a midfielder of their own with Adrien Rabiot linked to Barcelona

'Arsenal making a mistake letting Ramsey go'

2019-01-18T11:54:07Z

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Former Wales international Jack Collison believes Arsenal are making a big mistake by allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave the club.

The midfielder is closing in on a switch to Juventus on a free transfer in the summer, with the Gunners failing to agree fresh terms with the 28-year-old.

And when asked about Ramsey, former West Ham man Collison said: "Is it a mistake for Arsenal to let him go? Yes, quite simply, yes."

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Niasse completes loan move to Cardiff

2019-01-18T11:42:19Z

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Cardiff City have completed the loan signing of Oumar Niasse from Premier League rivals Everton!

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Man City's Terry talks in 2009

2019-01-18T11:31:17Z

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Manchester City held talks to sign John Terry back in 2009, only for him to decide to stay put at Stamford Bridge.

City's former chief executive Garry Cook has confirmed that there were discussions betwen the two clubs, with reports that a £200k-a-week deal was on offer.

Read the full story HERE!

Chelsea close in on Paredes

2019-01-18T11:15:41Z

Chelsea are close to signing Zenit Saint-Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes, according to the Express.

The 24-year-old will sign for £31 million ($40m) and is seen as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who recently departed to Monaco.

Paredes previously signed for the Russian outfit for £24 million ($31m) from Roma in 2017, and was Chelsea's second choice after they failed in an attempt to sign Nicola Barella from Cagliari.

Howe refuses to be drawn on Mepham links

2019-01-18T11:05:13Z

When asked about speculation linking Bournemouth with a move for Chris Mepham, Eddie Howe told a press conference: "No comment."

The Cherries have been linked with a £15 million ($19m) move for the Brentford centre-back, with Southampton also said to be interested in his services.

Mepham, 21, is a Wales international and has recently recovered from a hamstring problem.

Chinese sides eye Fellaini

2019-01-18T10:45:35Z

Chinese Super League clubs Beijing Gouan and Guangzhou R&F are keen to sign Marouane Fellaini from Manchester United, reports ESPN.

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apparently open to selling the midfielder this month, preferring the likes of Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic. 

Solskjaer confirmed this morning that Fellaini will be out for up to four weeks with a calf injury. 

Cole talking to Derby

2019-01-18T10:32:44Z

Left-back Ashley Cole is in talks to link up with his former team-mate Frank Lampard at Derby County, claims the ​Guardian.

Cole is a free agent after being released by LA Galaxy, and the 38-year-old could return to England for the first time since exiting Chelsea in 2014.

Niasse to complete Cardiff loan

2019-01-18T10:20:16Z

Oumar Niasse will complete a loan move to Cardiff from Everton this morning, according to Sky Sports.

The forward has had few opportunities with the Toffees since Marco Silva took over, and will link up with the Bluebirds until the end of the season.

Howe plays down Wilson speculation

2019-01-18T10:00:50Z

Eddie Howe insists there have been no approaches for any of Bournemouth's players this month, despite speculation linking Callum Wilson with a move to Chelsea.

Howe told a press conference on Friday: “We’ve had no interest in any of our players – nothing. Everything has just been speculation, which you understand as this is the month for it."

On Wilson's situation, Howe added: 

“I don’t want to place any more pressure on Callum or any of my players by talking about things that aren’t important,” he said.

“What’s important is Callum working hard for the team and producing his best performances on a consistent basis.

“For him to be thinking about transfer fees, values and other clubs, I would recommend he focuses on Bournemouth.”

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Solskjaer not expecting Man Utd signings

2019-01-18T09:48:20Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he does not expect Manchester United to make any signings this month.

The Reds' boss was speaking ahead of United's game against Brighton this weekend, and when asked if there would be any potential incomings in January he bluntly said: "No, not really." 

Campbell wanted Arsenal stay

2019-01-18T09:38:24Z

Joel Campbell has revealed to Goal that he wanted to stay at Arsenal when Unai Emery took charge in north London.

The winger had limited opportunities under Arsene Wenger and was shipped off on a number of loan spells despite impressing at the 2014 World Cup for Costa Rica

He said he was hoping for opportunities under the former Paris Saint-Germain boss, but has no regrets on his time at the Emirates. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Solskjaer wants McTominay stay

2019-01-18T09:28:27Z

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has today told a press conference he wants midfielder Scott McTominay to stay put.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford this month, but Solskjaer said: "Scott is working hard, he’s a young boy I still believe in, we’re working on his contract.

"With the injuries of Felli as well and the squad we have I’m not sure we’re going to see any movement."

Liverpool seek to offload Markovic

2019-01-18T09:15:51Z

Liverpool are hoping to offload Lazar Markovic this month, claims the Mail.

Markovic was signed from Benfica in 2014 but has not made an appearance since 2015, and has spent various loan spells elsewhere. 

His contract is due to expire at the end of the season, but Liverpool are keen to get him off their books as quickly as possible due to his £50,000 a week wages.

Leeds knock back Clarke approach

2019-01-18T08:51:02Z

Leeds United have snubbed an approach from Crystal Palace for highly-rated winger Jack Clarke, according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old, whos is valued at £12 million ($16m), is still attracting interest though from the likes of Tottenham and Bournemouth.

 

Premier League pair keen on Gagliardini

2019-01-18T08:38:24Z

West Ham and Everton are ready to battle it out for Inter midfielder Robert Gagliardini, reports Inter Live.

One £22 million ($28m) bid is already on the table, with the Italy international struggling to hold down a regular role with Serie A employers.

Why can't Arsenal buy?

2019-01-18T08:25:09Z

Martin Keown believes it is "astonishing" that Unai Emery is not allowed to spend in January, with Arsenal enjoying a standing as "the sixth-wealthiest club in the world".

He told talkSPORT: "This is the sixth-wealthiest club in the world! And we can’t buy a player in this transfer window? I think that’s astonishing!"

Read the full story on Goal!

Sanabria of interest to Spurs

2019-01-18T08:17:35Z

Real Betis forward Antonio Sanabria is among the attacking options being considered by Tottenham, claims The Independent.

He has registered on the Spurs radar before and Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up another move to land a player with a €30 million (£26m/$34m) release clause.

Liverpool in no rush over Hoever deal

2019-01-18T08:02:53Z

Liverpool will not be rushing through a professional contract for Ki-Jana Hoever, claims the Evening Standard.

The highly-rated defender is celebrating his 17th birthday today and could commit to a senior deal, but the Reds will bide their time with a promising academy graduate.

 

Arsenal step up interest in Lozano

2019-01-18T07:44:07Z

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in PSV winger Hirving Lozano over recent weeks, claims TMW.

The Gunners are one of several sides monitoring the Mexico international, with Chelsea, Barcelona and Napoli also weighing up moves for a man rated at €40 million (£35m/$46m)

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Ranieri lines up move for Antonio

2019-01-18T07:22:42Z

Relegation-threatened Fulham are looking to strengthen their squad with the acquisition of West Ham utility Michail Antonio.

The Sun are reporting Cottagers manager Claudio Ranieri is interested in the 28-year-old - who has four goals and three assists from 23 appearances across all competitions.

However it is understood that West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is reluctant to part with Antonio.

Immobile emerges as shock Liverpool and Chelsea target

2019-01-18T07:14:15Z

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is on the radar of Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea for a transfer during the January window.

Jurgen Klopp is planning to send a scout to Lazio's game against Napoli on Sunday, while Chelsea are keen on the 28-year-old forward if their loan move for Gonzalo Higuain falls through, according to Italian outlet Il Messaggero.

The Italian international has scored 62 goals in 88 Serie A games to earn admirers all over Europe.

Real Madrid primed to land cut-price Hazard

2019-01-18T07:05:17Z

Chelsea will be forced to drop the asking price for superstar attacker Eden Hazard in the summer in a huge boost for Real Madrid's transfer plans.

The Londoners have slapped a £150million valuation on the Belgian wizard but the asking price will drop well below €100million at the end of the season with Hazard's contract expiring in 12 months, according to France's Le10Sport.

Hazard has made no secret of his admiration for Real Madrid over the past few months and has rejected several contract extensions from Chelsea.

Rodgers responds to Leicester links

2019-01-18T03:11:07Z

Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers has hosed down speculation linking him to a potential move to Premier League side Leicester.

Reports emerged this week that the Foxes are lining up Rodgers to replace Claude Puel, but that's news to the man himself.

"Someone mentioned it to me yesterday," Rodgers said. 

"It is the time of the year where you get players and managers get linked with clubs and whatnot. For me, my only concentration is here at Celtic.

“Leicester as we have seen over the last few years, an incredible journey that they have been on as a club and obviously the unfortunate circumstances that they had earlier this season.

“It is a fantastic club but for me at this moment in time my concentration is purely on Celtic and looking forward to the second part of this season."

Gerrard confirms Rangers offer long-term contract to Polster

2019-01-18T01:04:57Z

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is hoping to bring defender Matt Polster to Rangers on a “long-term deal.”

Polster is currently available on free after his contract with the Chicago Fire concluded at the end of 2018.

The 25-year-old defender has been on trial with Rangers, and manager Gerrard has confirmed the club are looking to add Polster to the roster.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Arsenal set to clinch Suarez in '€2+20m' deal

2019-01-17T23:17:46Z

Arsenal are on the verge of sealing Denis Suarez's arrival from Barcelona after meeting the Catalan club's demands over the midfielder, reports RAC 1 (via Mundo Deportivo).

Under the terms of the prospective deal, the Gunners would pay out €2 million in an initial loan move and a further €20m (£17.5m/$22.8m) in the summer to make the transfer permanent.

Man United players want Solskjaer as permanent manager

2019-01-17T23:11:48Z

The Norwegian has won all six games since replacing Mourinho

The Manchester United squad has thrown its weight behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's bid to become the club's next permanent manager, according to the Daily Mail.

Solskjaer has enjoyed a dream return to Old Trafford, winning his first six games in charge since replacing Jose Mourinho on an interim basis.

But aside from the results, United's players and coaching staff are enthused with the Norwegian's methods and personality and have called on him to get the job on a full-time basis.

Inter line up Darmian as Vrsaljko alternative

2019-01-17T23:05:20Z

Inter have turned their gaze on Manchester United's Matteo Darmian as doubts gather over the future of Sime Vrsaljko, reports Calciomercato.

Vrsaljko is currently on loan at San Siro from Atletico Madrid, but has failed to replicate his World Cup form in Italy.

The Nerazzurri are thus reluctant to exercise his purchase option and are exploring alternatives, including United's full-back.

Chelsea make last-ditch contract offer to Hudson-Odoi

2019-01-17T22:51:59Z

Youngster could earn £70,000 a week at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are prepared to offer Callum Hudson-Odoi a bumper contract in a final attempt to stop the youngster moving to Bayern Munich, claims the Mirror.

Bayern hope to prise the forward away from Stamford Bridge in a £35 million ($45m) transfer.

But the Blues want to give Hudson-Odoi a new deal worth £70,000 a week to convince him to stay.