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Playing Arnautovic 'not a good idea' - Pellegrini


Manuel Pellegrini said it was not a "good idea" for Marko Arnautovic to play for West Ham at Bournemouth amid continuing speculation over the forward's future.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Hammers this winter, with China considered an option, and his manager admitted he opted against playing the forward due to "another issue" aside from being injured. 

"As a manager you must make decisions on the players that work better during the week," he told reporters.

"Marko has another issue so I thought that it was not a good idea for him to play."

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Elis to remain in Houston


Alberth Elis will be staying with the Houston Dynamo until at least the summer window, according to Honduran outlet Diez.

The MLS side reportedly could not come to terms with Fenerbahce over a move for the Honduran forward. 

Arsenal rival Juve for Portugal youngster


Arsenal are ready to challenge Juventus for the signature of Braga wonderkid Francisco Trincao, according to Tutto Mercato.

Trincao, 19, is being closely observed by Gunners scouts as a prospect for the future up front or out wide.

Mourinho: I have already turned down three job offers


Jose Mourinho has claimed that he has already turned down three job offers from unspecified clubs since moving on from Manchester United.

The Portuguese manager was relieved of his duties at Old Trafford after two and a half years in charge last month.

Adverse Premier League results and a deteriorating dressing room atmosphere both contributed to his sacking, while results have improved noticeably at United under interim successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Valverde not frustrated by De Jong and Vela wait


Barcelona's links to Frenkie de Jong and Carlos Vela were brushed aside by head coach Ernesto Valverde, who insisted he was not frustrated while waiting for signings.

Highly rated Ajax midfielder De Jong is a target for Barca and Manchester City, as revealed by Goal, although Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have stolen ahead in their pursuit of the 21-year-old.

Compared to one of the most sought-after young talents in the world, Los Angeles FC's former Arsenal and Real Sociedad forward Vela would represent a more left-field solution to Valverde's desire for extra cover in attack.

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Mourinho hits out at Man Utd's transfer policy


Jose Mourinho has highlighted the investment made in Manchester City and Liverpool's squads in a thinly veiled dig at Manchester United's transfer policy during his time in charge.

Although United splashed out £89 million ($115m) on Paul Pogba and £75m ($97m) on Romelu Lukaku during his time in charge, Mourinho was left increasingly frustrated by what he perceived to be a lack of backing in the market by the Old Trafford board.

United have won seven games out of seven since Mourinho's sacking, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer presiding over a perfect record during his spell as interim replacement.

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Ashley and Rafa hold talks amid Newcastle transfer dispute


Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley held talks with Rafa Benitez following the club's weekend win, according to the Daily Mail.

Relations between the pair had reportedly become strained over the lack of transfer activity at St. James' Park.

But Ashley is now keen to repair broken bridges with his manager as he faces disappointment in his bid to sell the Magpies.

Dinamo sign top-scorer Andric


Dinamo Zagreb have announced the signing of Komnen Andric from Inter Zapresic.

The 23-year-old Serbian, who is the top scorer in the Croatian top flight, signed a five-year deal at the Stadion Maksimir.

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Cardiff CEO Ken Choo: "It’s obviously been a long process to secure the services of Emiliano, but I’m very pleased that we’re now in a position whereby we can confirm his signature and officially announce him as a Cardiff City player.

"I’d like to thank those involved for making the signing happen, especially Tan Sri Vincent and the rest of the transfer committee.

"We see Emiliano as a significant acquisition and welcome him wholeheartedly to the capital city of Wales. I’m sure all Cardiff City fans will join me in that and we can look forward to seeing our record signing in a Bluebirds shirt."

Cardiff sign Sala


Cardiff City have announced the club record signing of Emiliano Sala from Nantes, subject to international clearance.

The 28-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Bluebirds as the Welsh side push to retain their spot in the Premier League amid a relegation battle.

After scoring 12 Ligue 1 goals in 19 appearances for the French side, Sala told his new club's official website:

“It feels special [to be the club’s record signing]. I have come here wanting to work and to help my team-mates and the club. I can’t wait to get to work straight away and do everything I can."

Chelsea quoted £100m for Coutinho


Prem return for Selecao star?

Chelsea have been in touch with Barcelona over the availability of Coutinho, with the London side being quoted £100m ($130m) for the Brazilian's services, according to the Express.

The former Liverpool man had a positive start to life at Camp Nou, but has fallen down the pecking order late, with Ousmane Dembele being preferred in attack.

Manchester United are reported to be interested in the 26-year-old, but Chelsea have reportedly not baulked at Barca's valuation of the playmaker, meaning a battle could be on for his signature.

It is said that the Liga champions plan to use the money recouped from the sale of Coutinho to help fund Neymar's return to Spain.

Musonda signs for Slask Wroclaw


Polish side Slask Wroclaw have announced the signings of Lubambo Musonda and Krzysztof Maczynski.

Musonda, 23 has put pen to paper on a one-and-a-half year deal, while 31-year-old Maczynski signs for two-and-a-half years.

No January signings for Everton


Marco Silva has said that Everton 'don't have the conditions' to dip into the January transfer market.

Despite being eleventh in the Premier League table, the Toffees' work in the close season appears to have been enough for the club's board.

Speaking after the 2-1 loss to Southampton, Silva told the press: “Top stop the speculation, the feedback from our board is that we don't have the conditions to go into the market.”

Hammers face La Liga competition for Belotti


West Ham are not the only side considering a move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti, claims TMW.

La Liga trio Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia are also keen on landing a proven frontman during the winter window and are keeping a close eye on events surrounding an Italy international.

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Leicester chance for Vancouver Whitecaps starlet


Vancouver Whitecaps have revealed on their official website that teenage goalkeeper Chituru Odunze is to take in a two-week trial at Premier League side Leicester City.

The highly-rated 16-year-old – who holds Canadian, English, and United States citizenship – has previously spent time within the academy ranks at Chelsea and West Ham.

Juventus blocking Kean loan


Juventus have ruled out the possibility of Moise Kean leaving on loan during the January transfer window, according to TMW.

Genoa had been keen on taking the talented teenager from a Serie A rival, but the Bianconeri intend to keep him as part of their plans for the foreseeable future.

West Ham have Arnautovic fee agreed


West Ham have agreed a £45 million ($58m) deal with Shanghai SIPG for Marko Arnautovic, reports the Daily Star.

The move has stalled for a number of reasons, with agent fees considered to be a stumbling block.

No more movement in Madrid


Real Madrid will not be making any more additions during the January window, claims AS.

The Blancos have already landed Brahim Diaz but despite being linked with several more fresh faces, they will wait until the summer before dipping back into the market.

Ashley set to fund Toon transfers


Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is resigned to shelling out to cover the club's January transfer business as talks over a takeover have stalled, according to PA.

Four parties are said to be interested in buying the club buy have not spoken with Ashley for some time.

As such, with the Magpies struggling in the Premier League, Ashley bringing in reinforcements could help keep the team up and hence be a more lucrative prospect for potential future owners.

NYCFC announce Parks loan


New York City FC have announced the loan signing of Keaton Parks from Benfica.

A versatile central midfielder with the ability to operate as both a defensive and creative force, the 21-year-old American said of the move: “It’s the best decision for me right now.

“It’s first division soccer, it’s good competition, it’s good experience and for me it’s the best opportunity for me right now.

“I’m excited to be able to live in the biggest city in the world and to play with a very well-known club, a big club in front of all of our fans. I’m just excited to get started.”

Whitecaps youth set for Foxes trial


Vancouver Whitecaps Under-23 development squad goalkeeper Chituru Odunze will begin a two-week trial at Leicester City starting on Monday, the Major League Soccer side have confirmed.

The 16-year-old, who joined the Whitecaps academy in 2017, stands at 6 feet, 7 inches, and holds Canadian, English and United States citizenship.

Odunze is a former Chelsea youth, and has also taken in spells with Cardiff City and West Ham's academies.

Miku to Atletico Nacional?


Nicolas Fedor, better known as 'Miku', could be in line for a move to Colombia with Atletico Nacional, according to Efe.

The journeyman striker, now 33, currently plays for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League and is keen to play in South America before his career is over.

The Venezuelan started out with Valencia in La Liga and went on to take in several loan moves, including to Scottish side Celtic in 2012.

Leeds interested in Abeid


Dijon midfielder Mehdi Abeid has drawn interest from Leeds United, France Football claims.

The Algeria international, 26, has bagged three goals in 16 games for the Ligue 1 side this season, and is capable of playing as either a wide of defensive midfielder.

With Abeid's current contract set to run out in the summer, Dijon may well look to make some money on the player before he leaves on a free transfer.

Milan reach agreement for Sporting youngster


AC Milan have reached an agreement with Sporting CP to sign Tiago Djalo,Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The 19-year-old centre-back, currently plying his trade with Sporting B, is expected to arrive in Italy on Monday.

Real chasing Villarreal B right-back


Real Madrid are keen to add a new right-back to their Castilla side, with Villarreal B's Andre Ratiu their top choice, according to AS.

An attack-minded full-back who is also diligent in his defensive duties, the 20-year-old Romanian has helped his side to the top of Segunda B this season.

In addition, Romania's Under-21 side have qualified for the European Championship, with Ratiu likely to make the squad and gain invaluable experience.

If Madrid to move for Ratiu, they would prefer to have a deal wrapped up before the end of the season.

'Ozil's time is up at Arsenal'


Mesut Ozil has been urged to leave Arsenal because his "time is up" at the club, according to Paul Merson.

The Germany international is regarded by many as a problem for the Gunners and is falling out of favour under new boss Unai Emery.

And Merson believes it is time for the ex-Real Madrid star to leave, saying Arsenal should be able to attract a big offer from China.

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Roma monitoring Torino star Belotti


Roma are keeping their eye on the progress of Torino star Andrea Belotti and are considering a summer bid for the striker.

Corriere dello Sport reports the capital club are still interested in the highly-rated No.9 and hope to capitalise on their positive relationship with Torino to convince them to let him go.

Roma will have to sell either Edin Dzeko or Patrik Schick to be able to afford the Italy international, but Monchi seems determined to make it happen.

Bordeaux eye Leicester's Silva


Bordeaux are hoping to sign Adrien Silva on loan from Leicester City, says Sud Ouest.

The French side are looking for a central midfielder to enhance their squad in the second half of the season.

The Portugal international has rarely been used by Claude Puel this season and could be allowed to make a loan move to the Ligue 1 team in January.

Napoli & Milan lead Premier League sides in Lozano race


AC Milan and Napoli are at the front of the queue to sign PSV and Mexico star Hirving Lozano.

The 23-year-old attacker has been linked with several Premier League sides as well as Barcelona, but Calciomercato claims he is more likely to join a Serie A side.

Lozano's agent, Mino Raiola, has close links to the Italian top flight and fancies sending him to one of its top teams instead of a side in England, with Napoli already lining up an offer.

Spurs interested in Gladbach's Hofmann


Tottenham are considering a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann, Bild reports.

The German outlet claims that initial talks have already taken place and that Gladbach are keen to keep the 26-year-old.

Hofmann has become something of a key member of the Bundesliga side, but they would not be able to match the salary offered by an English club.

Milan not stopping at Piatek


AC Milan are close to signing Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, but are keen to add more names to their squad in the winter market, according to Tuttosport.

The Rossoneri are said to have a multitude of targets in mind, including Club Brugge midfielder Arnaut Groeneveld, Standard Liege's Moussa Djenepo, Atletico Madrid's Gelson Martins and Braga duo Bruno Viana and Joao Novais.

Spurs consider Onomah recall


Tottenham are considering recalling Under-20 World Cup winner Josh Onomah from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

Spurs are short in midfield due to injuries sustained by Moussa Sissoko and Victor Wanyama, while Mousa Dembele has joined Guangzou R&F in the Chinese Super League.

On the subject of bringing the 21-year-old back to his squad, Mauricio Pochettino said: “Yes, we are considering it. I think it's going to be difficult but we will see in the next few weeks.

“He is back here but he is injured. We still have 13 days to decide.”

Midfield duo offered in Piatek deal


AC Milan have offered Alen Halilovic and Andrea Bertolacci to Genoa in a bid to keep down the overall cost of signing Krzysztof Piatek, Calciomercato claims.

It is said that Halilovic moving to Stadio Luigi Ferraris is all but finalised, but Bertolacci's situation is more complicated due to contractual issues – the 28-year-old's deal with the Rossoneri runs out in June 2019.

Napoli reject Milan move for Diawara


Napoli have rejected AC Milan's loan request for Amadou Diawara, Sky Sport Italia reports.

The Guinean midfielder has not been a regular starter since his move from Bologna in 2016, but will not be allowed to exit Stadio San Paolo unless an offer comes in for a permanent transfer.

The 21-year-old's current contract runs until the summer of 2021.

Barca's Malcom waiting on Guangzhou Evergrande offer


Barcelona winger Malcom is ready to quit the club as he is expecting Guangzhou Evergrande to make a big offer for him.

The Brazilian has had a difficult start to his Camp Nou career, but was said to be determined to stay and fight for his place in Ernesto Valverde's team.

However, Marca growing interest from the Chinese Super League has turned the 21-year-old's head and he hopes to make a big money move when their offer comes in.

PSG in pole position to sign De Jong after talks


Ligue 1 side eye €75m deal for star midfielder

PSG have held talks with Ajax over the potential signing of Frenkie de Jong and are favourites to sign the midfielder, De Telegraaf claims.

The French side are competing with Barcelona and Manchester City in the battle to land the Netherlands international and met with Ajax officials in Amsterdam on Friday.

PSG will have to pay upwards of €75 million (£66m/$85m) for the player but they are not worried about potential Financial Fair Play rules holding them back from closing the deal.


Barcelona pull out of Vela pursuit


Barcelona will not try to sign Carlos Vela from Los Angeles FC.

The Mexico international emerged as a surprise option for the Catalan side, who are in the hunt for a new striker this month. 

After LAFC insisted they have had no contact from Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo says the Catalan side have ruled out the possibility of signing him.

Solari worried Isco is hindering Real Madrid


Santiago Solari is reluctant to bring Isco back into the Real Madrid starting XI believes he holds the rest of the team back, according to Marca.

The midfielder is said to be unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu and wants to leave, with Manchester City and Arsenal among those monitoring his situation.

His chances of convincing Solari to let him play more often look slim, however, as the coach does not want to put him in the team at Luka Modric's expense. 

The Spain international is making the rest of the team play worse and and appears upset in the dressing room, only enhancing the likelihood of a departure from the Spanish capital.

Roma reject Spurs' Schick advances


Tottenham have highlighted Patrik Schick as a target to replace the injured Harry Kane, but have been knocked back by RomaSky Sport Italia says.

The Premier League side are considering their options after learning they will be without their star striker until March. Mauricio Pochettino has says Spurs will look to find cover from within their squad, but have sounded out Roma over Schick's availability.

Roma are not interested in letting the 22-year-old go, however, and have snubbed Spurs' approach.


Barcelona make last push to sign Rabiot


Adrien Rabiot will be given one last chance to join Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Catalan side have long been trying to lure the midfielder to Camp Nou, but face competition from several top European clubs, while PSG have not given up on keeping him.

Barca will hold talks with Rabiot next week, where he will either make a commitment to the Camp Nou outfit or they will back out of the deal entirely.

West Ham eye Belotti as Arnautovic replacement


West Ham will try to lure Andrea Belotti to the Premier League if they lose Marko Arnautovic, Sky Sport Italia says.

Belotti has long been linked with a switch to the English top flight amid his rise to stardom in Serie A but Torino refused to let him go.

With Arnautovic on the verge of a move to China, West Ham are considering other options and see the Italy international as a top candidate. However, Torino are still holding out for a fee upwards of €60 million (£53m/$68m).

Brown to leave Celtic for Australian club


Scott Brown is considering leaving Celtic to join Western Melbourne.

The 33-year-old midfielder has been at the Scottish side for 12 years but looks set to leave with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Daily Record reports that he has already been offered a two-year deal by the Australian club, who believe he can be their new leader on the pitch.

"We are pretty close with some players including a marquee," Maurice Bisetto, one of those financially backing Western Melbourne said. "We are looking at a pre-season start in June, so things need to get moving.

"We think Scott Brown has a lot of positives and could make a significant contribution to a new a leader on and off the field."

PSG consider move for Everton's Gueye


Zenit star Paredes also an option

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has been identified as a target for Paris Saint-Germain, according to L'Equipe.

The French side are looking for a new defensive midfielder to bolster their squad and see the Senegal international as a good option.

However, the Ligue 1 champions are also eyeing up Zenit star Leandro Paredes as well as Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl.

Genoa only willing to sell Piatek to AC Milan


Genoa have warned AC Milan that they will have to pay up if they want to sign Krzysztof Piatek this month as the striker will not be allowed to leave on loan, Calciomercato claims.

The Rossoneri wanted to sign the Poland international on an initial loan, but their fellow Serie A side are not willing to discuss anything other than a permanent move.

Genoa are holding out for €35 million (£31m/$40m) and although AC Milan can match that asking price, they will try to include at least one player to include in the deal before making their next approach.

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Juventus set for meeting with Ndombele


Juventus have scheduled a meeting with the agent of Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, Sky Sport Italia reports.

Manchester City and Barcelona have been showing an interest in the 22-year-old midfielder for some time, but Lyon are holding out for €80 million (£71m/$91m).

Juventus have been tracking him for some time, though, and are set to hold initial talks with his representatives in an attempt to lure him to Italy.

Kamara listening to offers as Fulham exit nears


Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara is in talks with several clubs as he looks to organise a loan move in January.

The 23-year-old wants to leave Craven Cottage this month and has attracted interest from across Europe, but will only be allowed to make a temporary switch.

France Football claims he has already heard from other Premier League teams as well as a few from France and Turkey.

Wolves near agreement with Lyon's Tete


Wolves are close to reaching an agreement to sign Kenny Tete from Wolves, ELDesmarque reports.

The ex-Ajax right-back is wanted by Real Betis, while AC Milan and Galatasaray have also been linked. But Wolves hope to swoop in and lure him to the Premier League and are already deep into negotiations with the 23-year-old.

Everton ready £40m Batshuayi bid


Toffees ready to capitalise on Monaco hesitation

Everton are preparing a £40 million ($51m) offer for Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi.

The Belgian striker was expected to join Monaco, but the Blues backed out of the deal as they wanted a cash deal whereas the French side wanted a loan.

The Sun claims Everton are ready to swoop in with a deal more to Chelsea's liking and are confident of landing the 25-year-old.

West Ham don't want Wilson if Arnautovic goes


Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed talk of West Ham trying to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth to replace Marko Arnautovic.

The Hammers looks set to lose their star striker this month amid reports of a lucrative offer from China.

Wilson is said to have attracted interest from several Premier League sides, but Pellegrini insists his team is not one of them.

"He's a very good striker but the rumours we want [Wilson] are not true," Pellegrini said.


Higuain could make Chelsea debut against Spurs


Gonzalo Higuain could sign for Chelsea in time to make his debut against Tottenham in the second-leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, so says The Sun.

The Blues are on the verge of signing the Argentine striker, who is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, and he will travel to the English capital to complete the move.

Chelsea will not be able to hire the ex-Real Madrid and Napoli star in time to face Arsenal on Saturday, but he will be ready for Thursday's clash against another London side.

Chelsea to hold firm on Hazard price


Real Madrid hope to get Chelsea to lower their €100 million (£88m/$114m) price tag on Eden Hazard, but the Blues plan to stick with that figure, reports Marca.

Hazard will aim to move to Madrid in the summer, and with one year left on his deal, Madrid hope to force Chelsea to sell at lower than their asking price.

But Marina Granovskaia will use the transfer fees of Neymar and Paul Pogba to show how much the transfer market has shifted, and will hold firm on their valuation.

Liverpool have £61m bid rejected by Benfica


Teenage star staying put

Liverpool have seen a bid of £61 million ($79m) for Benfica attacking midfielder Joao Felix rejected, according to Correio da Manha.

The Reds were not the only side rebuffed as Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Monaco all had bids rejected by the Portuguese club for the 19 year old.

Felix reportedly has a buyout clause of £105m.

Manchester United want PSV's Bergwijn


Manchester United are interested in signing PSV winger Steven Bergwijn, according to the Mirror.

The Red Devils have scouted the 21-year-old Bergwijn this season and are ready to make a bid on the £25 million-rated ($32m) player.

Bergwijn signed a contract extension this past summer to 2022, after PSV turned down bids from Torino and Bordeaux.

Earthquakes sign veteran goalkeeper


The San Jose Earthquakes have signed veteran goalkeeper Daniel Vega, the MLS club announced Thursday.

Vega, 34, last featured for Miami FC, and has played for Nueva Chicago, River Plate and Anorthosis in his career.

“Daniel is an experienced goalkeeper that has proven to be very trustworthy for his clubs,” Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda said in a statement. “I’m excited that he’ll be a part of our team.”

Real Madrid's Sanchez drawing PL interest


Javi Sanchez can count Bournemouth among the teams interested in prying him from Real Madrid, according to AS.

The 21-year-old defender currently has suitors in Valladolid, who wants him on loan, and Real Sociedad, who are looking for a permanent transfer.

Bournemouth are weighing up an offer, but Sanchez has a contract until 2022 with a €300 million (£265m/$341m) release clause.

Timbers considering Ponce as young DP option


The Portland Timbers are looking into signing Ezequiel Ponce, currently on loan at AEK Athens, according to Paul Tenorio of the Athletic.

The Timbers are searching for a new young designated player and have narrowed their search down to Ponce and a player currently in Mexico.

Ponce is a Roma player, but has spent the past two and half seasons on loan at Granada, Lille and Athens.

Bayern make improved offer to Hudson-Odoi


Bayern Munich have returned with an improved contract offer in their bid to land Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, claims the Sun.

The Bundesliga giants are prepared to pay the youngster £85,000 a week, with the tempting prospect of regular first-team football a further incentive.

Martial set for new five-year Man United contract


Anthony Martial has reached an agreement in principle over a new five-year contract at Manchester United, reports the Mirror.

Talks between the Reds and Martial had previously broken down as the forward appeared unhappy under the management of Jose Mourinho.

But he has enjoyed a revival in form this season, vindicating the United board's confidence in his abilities.

Monaco's Henry wants Fellaini on loan


Midfielder could join Cesc in Ligue 1 survival fight

Monaco coach Thierry Henry has contacted Manchester United over a possible loan move for Marouane Fellaini, claims RMC (via the Daily Mail).

Having taken over from Leonardo Jardim after a torrid start to the season, the former Arsenal star faces a bitter struggle to keep his team in Ligue 1.

And after sealing the arrival of Cesc Fabregas, he sees Fellaini as another big name that can help Monaco stave off relegation in the second half of the season. 

Carlos Vela not heading to Barcelona


Los Angeles FC's Mexican star Carlos Vela will not be swapping California for Barcelona, according to Univision.

Reports in the Spanish press linked the forward with a shock January switch to Camp Nou.

But Univision quotes an unnamed LAFC source denying any contact has been made from the Blaugrana over a potential transfer.

Milan reach agreement over Piatek


AC Milan and Genoa have reached an agreement over the transfer of Krzysztof Piatek, according to Calciomercato.

The Polish striker is a top priority for the Rossoneri, who need a replacement for Chelsea-bound Gonzalo Higuain.

And Genoa have now consented to a deal which will also see Alen Halilovic and possibly Andrea Bertolacci move from San Siro to Genoa.

Barca hold De Jong summit in Amsterdam


Club representatives met with Ajax star's agents

Barcelona met with Ajax star Frenkie de Jong in a last-ditch attempt to convince him on a move to Camp Nou, reports Mundo Deportivo.

De Jong is one of the most highly sought players in the current transfer window, with PSG and Manchester City also linked to his signature.

And after the youngster went back on his initial desire to join Barca, the club sat down with his agents in Amsterdam to try to make him change his mind and agree to a deal.