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    Celtic denied Hazard move at last minute

    Celtic put a stop to Conor Hazard's move to Dundee at the last minute in the summer transfer window, according to the Courier.

    The goalkeeper was set to join Dundee on loan but Celtic wanted him to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season, before he made the switch.

    A dispute between the two saw the Bhoys pull the plug on the deal and ensured he stayed in Glasgow.

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    Aranguiz to leave Dallas for Universidad de Chile

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    Celtic want Laxalt in permanent deal

    Celtic are ready to enter negotiations with AC Milan over a permanent move for Diego Laxalt.

    The 27-year-old has impressed since joining on loan from the Serie A side and Calciomercato reports Neil Lennon wants to keep him in his side beyond this season.

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    Johannsson wants Bundesliga or MLS move in January

    Aron Johannsson has revealed he wants to return to Germany or play in MLS once his time at Hammarby comes to an end in January.

    The United States international told ESPN that he will leave in the next transfer window and hopes to prove himself again in the Bundesliga or try his hand in North America.

    "I've felt since I left Germany ... like kind of a need to go there again to show to myself and to everybody else that I'm good enough to play there," he said.

    "I've always said it's a goal of mine to play in MLS. I'm very interested in MLS, and [playing there] is something I've dreamt about for a very long time."

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    Juventus to make Reynolds offer

    Juventus are set to make an offer for Dallas FC star Bryan Reynolds, reports 3rd Degree

    The right-back is valued at around $7 million (£5.2m). 

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    Inter move for Giroud depends on Champions League

    Inter will make a new attempt to sign Olivier Giroud in January if they are still in the Champions League, according to Calciomercato.

    The Nerazzurri will look to strengthen in attack in the next transfer window should they progress to the second round of the competition, though reports claim they are also eyeing Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.

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    DC United sign academy star Greene

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    Everton target Tottenham trio Alli, Winks and Gazzaniga

    Everton hope to land three Tottenham players in the January transfer window, Football Insider reports.

    The Toffees are plotting loan bids for Dele Alli and Harry Winks, while Paulo Gazzaniga could be signed on a permanent basis.

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    Dortmund tie Knauff to professional contract

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    Barcelona & AC Milan make Bogarde approach

    AC Milan and Barcelona are tracking Hoffenheim defender Melayro Bogarde.

    The 18-year-old centre-back joined the German side from Feyenoord in 2017 and was trusted to line up in the heart of the defence in recent Bundesliga and Europa League matches.

    Gianluca Di Marzio claims Barca and the Rossoneri have already reached out to discuss a potential move for the teenager.

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    Betis target Real Madrid youngster Kubo

    Betis have their eyes on Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo, according to Estadio Deportivo.

    The 19-year-old has struggled for playing time since he joined Villarreal on loan and is eager to leave.

    Betis are keen to sign him and he is interested in making the switch as soon as he can.

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    'Ozil could get into any team in the Premier League'

    Mesut Ozil "could get into any team in the Premier League", according to Jack Wilshere, who is "surprised" by Mikel Arteta's stance on the Arsenal midfielder.

    Ozil has racked up 254 appearances for Arsenal since moving to Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid for a then-club record fee of £42 million ($56m) in 2013, scoring 44 goals while also providing an impressive 77 assists.

    However, the ex-Germany international's last outing for the Gunners came during a 1-0 win over West Ham on March 7, with Arteta taking the decision to exile the playmaker from his squad following the three-month coronavirus-enforced break in the 2019-20 season.

    Read more here!

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    Modric wants to finish career at Real Madrid

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    'Man City have ended Messi interest'

    Manchester City have reportedly decided against making a move for Lionel Messi, La Liga TV presenter Semra Hunter reports.

    Speaking to Sky Sports News, Hunter claims that City are put off by the Barcelona superstar's age, while the financial side of any potential deal - with Messi's contract expiring in 2021 - also a concern.

    She told Sky Sports: "I have it on good authority from someone close to the situation that Manchester City are not going to bid for Lionel Messi.

    "Based on the information I have, as of today, that door is closed.

    "They have two reasons for this: age and finances. Talking about age, he is heading into the twilight years of his career and you'll be bringing on board a Messi that is different to what we've seen for the last 17 years with Barcelona. Even he himself has said that he is getting closer to the dreaded r-word of retirement more so than anyone cares to admit.

    "That goes hand-in-hand with finances because even though he would be able to join for free, his wages are astronomically high - he is earning about 100m euros-a-year. That would be a huge financial burden for any club to take on, especially given the fact that we are in the middle of a global pandemic."

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    Inter hoping to finalise Lautaro extension

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    Inter are hoping to finalise a contract extension for Lautaro Martinez in December - according to FCInterNews.

    The Italian giants are ready to offer the 23-year-old a bumper new deal which will tie him to San Siro until 2025.

    Lautaro, who was heavily linked with Barcelona in the summer transfer window, has scored five goals in eight Serie A appearances for Inter this term.

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    Wilshere: Arsenal return would be a dream

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    Jack Wilshere has admitted he is still an "Arsenal man" and that returning to Emirates Stadium would be a "dream".

    The ex-Gunners star, who is looking for a new club after leaving West Ham, told the ITV Football Football Show when quizzed on the possibility of a return to the Emirates: "Listen, you never know. 

    "I'm an Arsenal man. There's nothing, I've not spoken to anyone or anything but that would be the dream."

    Check out the full story on Goal!

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    Alena: I'd stay at Barca for life if it was up to me!

    Carles Alena has expressed his desire to remain at Camp Nou amid links with Real Betis, insisting he would stay at Barcelona for life if it was up to him.

    Alena has appeared in 41 senior matches for Barca since graduating to the senior squad in 2016.

    The Spanish playmaker has struggled to earn a regular place in the Blaugrana's starting line-up, and was sent out on loan to Betis for the second half of the 2019-20 season.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Eriksen would consider £12m Arsenal move

    Christian Eriksen would reportedly consider joining Arsenal should they make a move for him in the January transfer window despite his links with Tottenham, ESPN reports.

    The Gunners have been linked with a cut-price deal to sign the Inter midfielder, who has fallen out of favour at San Siro under Antonio Conte.

    ESPN claims that Mikel Arteta's side could sign Eriksen for as little as £12m ($16m), with the bargian price likely to appeal to the north London club.

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    Lukaku on Real Madrid's radar

    Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has emerged on Real Madrid's transfer radar - according to Don Balon.

    The Belgian is currently valued at around €85 million (£76m/$101m), and has four years left to run on his current contract at San Siro.

    Madrid are now considering a future move for Lukaku, with Karim Benzema approaching the latter stages of his career at 32.

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    Adelaide sign ex-Espanyol captain Javi Lopez

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    Ajax plotting Van Aanholt swoop

    Ajax are plotting a January swoop for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt - according to Football Insider.

    The Dutch outfit see the 30-year-old as the ideal replacement for Nicolas Tagliafico, who has been tipped to leave Johan Cruyff ArenA in 2020.

    Palace tried to tie Van Aanholt down to fresh terms earlier this year but failed to reach an agreement over a new contract, and as it stands he will become a free agent at the end of the season.

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    Burnley strikers sign new contracts

    Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra have signed new contracts with Burnley, the club have announced.

    The two forwards have both penned renewed terms with the Clarets until the summer of 2022.

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    Madrid yet to receive any offers for Ramos

    Real Madrid have not yet received any formal offers for Sergio Ramos - according to COPE.

    The 34-year-old will be free to speak to any potential suitors in January, with his current contract set to expire next summer.

    Ramos wants to extend his stay at Madrid, but they have yet to open formal talks with the defender over a renewal.

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    Wilshere 'drops Rangers hint' with training location

    Jack Wilshere is keeping himself fit by training at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai - where Rangers spent their winter break in January.

    The England international midfielder is a free agent after being released by West Ham earlier this season and has been linked with several clubs, including the Scottish Premiership leaders.

    Wilshere wrote on Instagram: "Working hard in Dubai at the amazing Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex with the same hunger as always."

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    Benitez 'would return to Newcastle if takeover happens'

    Rafa Benitez would become Newcastle United manager again if the Premier League club's long-touted takeover by a Saudi consortium finally happens, claims Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.

    Benitez was a popular figure at Newcastle but departed in 2019 amid disagreements with chairman Mike Ashley over transfers, with Steve Bruce taking his place.

    Balague has suggested Benitez would be open to a St. James' Park reunion should Ashley depart, saying on YouTube: "He would love to come to the Premier League, and my answer would be ‘yes’, if the takeover takes place.

    "If it’s the same people taking over the club and still want him he would say yes to the possibility of going back to Newcastle because there is still a little bit of unfinished business there.”

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    Arsenal 'will not loan out Pepe despite Arteta talks'

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    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will sit down with Nicolas Pepe to discuss the winger's form and attitude, but there are no plans to let him leave the club, according to The Times.

    Pepe has struggled for form since his £72 million move from Lille last year, and he was sent off for a petulant headbutt during Arsenal's goalless draw with Leeds last weekend.

    That incident is said to have given Arteta further doubts about a player who has started only two games this season, however with the Gunners facing a busy schedule domestically and in Europe, Pepe will remain part of the squad this season.

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    Stop complaining, Conte: Inter coach out of excuses

    While discussing his time at Chelsea, Antonio Conte blamed the club's inability to sign the players he most desperately wanted for his failure to leave a lasting legacy at Stamford Bridge.

    No coach always gets exactly what, or who, he wants. It is the nature of the game. There is intense competition among elite clubs for elite players. Conte, though, has repeatedly clashed with his employers over their perceived failings in the transfer market.

    He nearly quit Inter in the summer after attacking the board for not sanctioning the transfer he wanted - but with the club struggling in Serie A and having to fight in their Champions League group, the excuses are wearing thin. Mark Doyle takes a look for Goal here.

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    Tottenham interested in Mainz star Mateta

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    Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta is the subject of interest from Tottenham - according to Calcio Mercato.

    Jose Mourinho wants to bring in the 23-year-old in order to increase competition for places upfront at Spurs next year.

    Mateta has scored seven goals in eight Bundesliga appearances for Mainz this season.

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    Arsenal monitoring Valencia winger Musah

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    Arsenal are monitoring Valencia winger Yunus Musah - according to 90min.

    Everton, Leeds United and Wolves are also keeping tabs on the 17-year-old, whose current contract is due to expire in 2022.

    Arsenal have regularly sent scouts to watch Musah at Mestalla, but he is in no hurry to leave Valencia at this stage of his career.

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    Ex-Chelsea defender Nartey joins Burnley

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    Leipzig looking to beat Arsenal to Szoboszlai

    RB Leipzig are looking to beat Arsenal to Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai - according to Football Insider.

    The German outfit are hoping to win the race for the 20-year-old's signature by offering to loan him back to Salzburg.

    However, the Gunners have made several enquiries over Szoboszlai, and a bidding war could be on the cards in the January window.

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    Mingueza hungry for more after Barca debut

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    Barcelona debutant Oscar Mingueza could not hide his delight after coming through his first experience with flying colours against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday. 

    Mingueza, 21, started for the Catalans to make his maiden senior appearance in the Champions League as coach Ronald Koeman shuffled his first XI following Saturday's defeat to Atletico Madrid. 

    Pedri, Trincao, Sergino Dest, Carles Alena and Junior Firpo also featured in a youthful line-up, while the likes of Jordi Alba and Antoine Griezmann dropped to the bench and Lionel Messi was left out of the matchday squad altogether. 

    Read the full story here on Goal!

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    Mainz open to Mateta sale

    Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder has conceded the club would consider any sizable bids for striker Jean-Philippe Mateta. 

    "A forward who is fit again and...in demand despite the virus," Schroder told BILD.

    “[If an outrageous offer comes in] we would then need to sit down and discuss it. We rejected something last winter and in summer, too." 

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    PSV trying to lock down Dumfries

    PSV Eindhoven are hoping to re-sign captain Denzel Dumfries, according to De Telegraaf

    The right-back is set to be rewarded with an improved salary, while PSV hope the new deal will ensure maximum profit should he be sold in the future. 

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    Celtic keen to make Laxalt loan permanent

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    Celtic are contemplating buying AC Milan defender Diego Laxalt as he continues to impress on loan in Scotland. 

    Milan News claim a permanent move is now being discussed with Laxalt still highly regarded by AC Milan. 

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    Cavani and Van de Beek adapting to Man Utd style - Solskjaer

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise upon summer signings Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani after their 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday. 

    Both Van de Beek and Cavani played the full 90 minutes at Old Trafford with an early brace from Bruno Fernandes followed up a penalty from Marcus Rashford and a late Daniel James strike. 

    Van de Beek was a reliable distrubuter in midfield, while Cavani worked tirelessly in the final third as the Red Devils claimed a third straight victory in all competitions. 

    Read the full story here on Goal!

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    Chelsea keen to re-sign Silva

    Chelsea are already in talks with Thiago Silva's representatives about a contract extension, claims TuttoMercatoWeb.

    The Blues have been so impressed with the Brazil veteran they want to lock him down until 2022. 

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    Arsenal offered Eriksen

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    Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Inter outcast Christian Eriksen but don't plan to make a move for the midfielder, claims the Daily Star. 

    Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund are now expected to compete for the Denmark star's signature in January. 

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    Wigan to release Garner

    Striker Joe Garner will be released by Wigan, reports Wigan Today

    The 32-year-old requested a release from his contract which the club has decided to grant. 

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    Chelsea still relying on Giroud

    Frank Lampard has stressed the important of Olivier Giroud to Chelsea after he scored a winner against Rennes on Tuesday. 

    "I think Oli knows how much I am happy with him. I hope he knows how much I rely on him," Lampard said post-match.

    "Every player wants to play every game and that's an impossible part of my job to keep them all happy but hopefully he knows and feels content." 

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    Tevez calls for calm about Boca future