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Galatasaray make move for Jorgensen

2021-01-23T23:00:32Z

 

Galatasaray have made an approach for Feyenoord forward Nicolai Jorgensen.

The Turkish club have a multi-year deal on the table, and Voetbal International is saying that the Dutch side may cash in after being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bayern in advanced talks for Upamecano

2021-01-23T22:30:26Z

Bayern Munich are in advanced talks to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig.

TZ is citing a report from Sky Sport Germany that said talks have progressed and are in the final stages of a deal.

Labbadia on the brink at Hertha

2021-01-23T22:15:44Z

Bruno Labbadia is on the brink of being fired by Hertha Berlin.

Bild is reporting that the club have taken the decision following the loss to Werder Bremen on Saturday, and that an announcement is imminent.

Nagelsmann flattered by Madrid links

2021-01-23T22:00:55Z

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has said he is flattered by reports linking him with Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane is under pressure following a shock loss in the Copa Del Rey, and Nagelsmann has been touted as a possible replacement.

Read the full story on Goal!

Smith has Odegaard concerns

2021-01-23T21:30:30Z

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith feels Martin Odegaard could be a similarly bad signing to Denis Suarez.

“He’s had his problems developing at Real Madrid and the last thing Arsenal want is to get somebody in who can’t offer anything,” Smith said.

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Fener strike deal to sign Osayi-Samuel

2021-01-23T21:00:12Z

Fenerbahce have confirmed an agreement has been struck to sign Bright Osayi-Samuel from Queens Park Rangers.

Crewe sign Evans on loan

2021-01-23T20:30:00Z

Crewe Alexandra have signed midfielder Antony Evans on loan from German side SC Paderborn.

‘Man Utd title triumph & Pogba transfer is win-win’

2021-01-23T20:00:41Z

A Manchester United title triumph and summer transfer for Paul Pogba would be “a win-win” situation at Old Trafford, says Paul Parker, with a World Cup winner putting himself back in the shop window.

An exit for the France international has been mooted for some time, with questions asked of his form, fitness and future throughout a second stint in English football.

Mino Raiola has claimed that an imminent move for one of his most high-profile clients is on the cards, with an £89 million ($122m) asset being edged towards the exits.

Read more here!

‘Liverpool won’t sign a centre-half until the summer’

2021-01-23T19:30:12Z

Liverpool will wait until the summer before looking to add another centre-half to their ranks, says Dominic Matteo, with Jurgen Klopp expected to make do for now despite nursing his squad through an injury crisis.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez remain unavailable to the Reds boss, as they continue their respective recoveries from knee injuries, but Joel Matip has stepped off the treatment table and back into the side.

With that in mind, and Fabinho providing reliable cover in the other centre-half berth, Matteo is not convinced that the reigning Premier League champions will add before the next deadline passes.

Read more here!

Mbappe future uncertain

2021-01-23T19:00:51Z

Kylian Mbappe's future at Paris Saint-Germain remains uncertain amid rumours Real Madrid are ready to swoop, reports the AP

The forward is still yet to commit to a new contract with the club, and explained on Friday that he was giving serious thought to the matter.

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Portsmouth complete Byers loan move

2021-01-23T18:30:07Z

Benitez leaves Dalian

2021-01-23T18:00:38Z

Rafael Benitez has left his role as coach of Dalian Professional.

The Spaniard has said the reason behind the decision is to support his family through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ings won't be sold insist Southampton

2021-01-23T17:30:53Z

Southampton have said they have no desire to sell Danny Ings.

The forward has been linked with a move to Tottenham, but Saints will keep him to his contract which has 18 months to run.

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Pompey land Daniels

2021-01-23T17:00:18Z

Portsmouth have signed Charlie Daniels following his departure from Shrewsbury.

Arteta expecting calls amid Odegaard deal talk

2021-01-23T16:30:53Z

Mikel Arteta has said he expects to be involved in phone calls later on Saturday, as the club continue their pursuit of Martin Odegaard.

The Gunners are reportedly closing in on a loan deal with Real Madrid for the Norwegian forward, and Arteta is expecting to make headway.

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Man Utd, Chelsea, Juve and Bayern monitoring Dembele

2021-01-23T16:00:00Z

European giants keen on Barca winger

Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich are all monitoring Ousmane Dembele’s contract situation at Barcelona, reports Sport.

The World Cup-winning French winger is only tied to the Liga giants until 2022 and those at Camp Nou are reluctant to let him enter the final 12 months of that deal.

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‘Liverpool need £20m stop-gap, not Upamecano or Koulibaly’

2021-01-23T15:40:00Z

Liverpool need to be looking at signing a £20 million ($27m) stop-gap to help them through a defensive injury crisis, says John Barnes, with the Reds legend seeing no need to wait on players – such as Dayot Upamecano and Kalidou Koulibaly – that may be unavailable.

Barnes told BonusCodeBets: "A short-term solution can be a very capable, experienced centre-back, who does not play for one of the top teams and might cost you £20m, which is not a lot of money these days."

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Lazio looking to land Sokratis

2021-01-23T15:20:00Z

Lazio are closing in on a deal for former Arsenal defender Sokratris, reports Sky Sport Italia.

The experienced Greek is available as a free agent after being released by the Gunners and has also seen a move to Genoa mooted.

Leicester & Everton join race for Ings

2021-01-23T15:00:00Z

Leicester and Everton have, according to 90min, joined the race for Southampton striker Danny Ings.

Tottenham have been leading the chase for a prolific frontman, but they now face competition from Premier League rivals.

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Barca want Aguero & Alaba

2021-01-23T14:45:00Z

Liga giants looking at City & Bayern stars

Barcelona want to land Sergio Aguero and David Alaba as free agents, claims Mundo Deportivo.

A star striker at Manchester City and versatile defender on the books at Bayern Munich are running down their respective contracts and will become available in the summer.

Mitroglou heading out of Marseille

2021-01-23T14:42:05Z

Kostas Mitroglou is heading out of Marseille, according to RMC Sport.

The experienced Greek forward has agreed to the termination of his contract and is set to link up with Aris Salonika.

Date set for Ozil signing at Fenerbahce

2021-01-23T14:30:00Z

Fenerbahce have set a date for Mesut Ozil to complete his move from Arsenal, with club president Ali Koc expecting the relevant paperwork to be signed off on Tuesday.

Koc has said: "Other clubs wanted [him] but Mesut Ozil's heart was in our hands."

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Bayern making progress in Musiala contract talks

2021-01-23T14:15:00Z

Liverpool and Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow as Bayern Munich have started to make progress in contract talks with Jamal Musiala.

Bayern are still working to reach a compromise with the teenage midfielder, but Goal has learned that negotiations between the two parties are now advancing.

Musiala, who spent eight years in Chelsea's academy before moving to Allianz Arena in 2019, is very much open to extending his stay at Bayern despite rumours linking him with a return to the Premier League.

Check out the full story on Goal!

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Piccini returns to Valencia after Atalanta spell

2021-01-23T14:00:23Z

Valencia have confirmed they have recalled Cristiano Piccini from Atalanta, cutting short his four-month loan spell in Serie A.

The Italian right-back only made one first-team appearance for Gian Piero Gasperini's side and will now be added back into the first-team set-up at Valencia.

RB Leipzig goalkeeper Gulacsi has 'very low' exit fee

2021-01-23T13:30:54Z

The agent of RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has admitted that the player has a "very low" release clause that can be activated in the summer.

The former Liverpool back-up 'keeper has excelled for the Bundesliga side and produced a number of impressive performances in the Champions League.

And the player's representative Hasan Cetinkaya has now confirmed that Gulacsi could now leave in the summer transfer window.

He told Bild: "I can confirm that there is a clause in Peter's contract that can be activated this summer. The fee is very low even in these Corona times."

Villa agree deal for Marseille star Sanson

2021-01-23T13:00:04Z

Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille having agreed a fee with the Ligue 1 club, Sky Sports reports.

The Premier League side will pay an initial £14 million ($19m) for the midfielder, with the Frenchman expected to arrive in England next week to finalise the switch.

Benitez leaves role at Dalian Professional

2021-01-23T12:45:47Z

Former Newcastle United and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has left his role at Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional.

The Times claims that the Spaniard is now looking for an immediate return to management, having quit Newcastle back in June 2019.

Madrid deny dispute with Inter over Hakimi

2021-01-23T12:30:00Z

Real Madrid have denied a report from Corriere dello Sport that claimed the club were exploring the possibility of taking Achraf Hakimi back from Inter amid a payment dispute.

In a statement posted by the Liga side they refuted claims that there was an issue with Inter, stating: "In relation to the information published by Corriere dello Sport about alleged tensions between our club and Inter, Real Madrid wants to state that said information is flatly false.

"Real Madrid has not proceeded at any time to an alleged requirement of guarantees from Inter, as stated in the publication. The terms of the player's transfer to Inter are framed within the usual and normal contractual relationships between football clubs.

"And more in this case with Inter, with whom Real Madrid has always maintained and maintains excellent relationships as a historic club and friend."

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Arsenal interested in Palace defender Mitchell

2021-01-23T12:00:00Z

Gunners looking to add cover at full-back

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell is the subject of interest from Arsenal, according to The Express.

The Gunners are one of several Premier League clubs looking at the 21-year-old, who has featured in 10 Premier League games for the Eagles this term.

Mitchell's current contract is due to expire in the summer, but Arsenal may struggle to arrange a cut-price deal in the January window.

Koulibaly still Solskjaer's top Man Utd target

2021-01-23T11:30:00Z

Red Devils boss wants Napoli star

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is still Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's top target at Manchester United, according to Marca.

The Norwegian head coach has long been an admirer of the 29-year-old, and could step up his interest later in the year as he seeks to bolster his options at the back.

United may struggle to convince Napoli to part ways with Koulibaly, however, with Gennaro Gattuso thought to be dead set against selling a prized asset.

Liverpool prioritising new deal for Van Dijk over Salah

2021-01-23T11:00:00Z

Reds eager to tie down star defender

Liverpool are prioritising a new deal for Virgil van Dijk over Mohamed Salah, according to Eurosport.

The Premier League champions want to tie the Dutchman down to fresh terms before opening renewal talks with their talismanic forward, who has been linked with an Anfield exit.

Van Dijk, who is currently out of action with a serious knee injury, has two years left to run on his current contract.

Watford eager to sign Vydra on loan from Burnley

2021-01-23T10:30:00Z

Watford are eager to sign Matej Vydra on loan from Burnley - according to The Athletic.

Clubs in Italy, Spain, Germany and Turkey are also looking at a possible temporary move for the 28-year-old, but the Clarets would prefer a permanent transfer.

Burnley will also wait until finding a replacement before sanctioning Vydra's departure amid a lack of attacking options for Sean Dyche at Turf Moor.

West Ham reduce Rice valuation

2021-01-23T10:00:00Z

West Ham have reduced their valuation of star midfielder Declan Rice - according to The Guardian.

The Hammers originally set an £80 million ($109m) asking price for the England international, who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea.

However, Rice could now be available for around £50m ($68m), with West Ham set to listen to offers for a prized asset at the end of the season.

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Man Utd's Pellistri in talks for loan move

2021-01-23T09:00:00Z

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is in talks to leave the club on loan this month.

The 19-year-old joined the Red Devils from Penarol in the summer, but has yet to make the step up to senior level.

Pellistri could spend the second half of the season away from Old Trafford, with his agent Edgardo Lasalvia telling Todofichajes: "We’re working on that, surely Spain is the destination."

El Shaarawy close to re-joining Roma

2021-01-23T08:30:00Z

Stephan El Shaarawy is close to re-joining Roma - according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The 28-year-old spent three years at Stadio Olimpico before completing a switch to Shanghai Shenhua in 2019, but now looks set to retrace his steps.

El Shaarawy will complete a medical with Roma in the coming days and an official announcement is expected before the January transfer window closes.

West Ham to hand Moyes new contract

2021-01-23T08:00:00Z

West Ham are planning to hand David Moyes a new contract at the end of the season - according to The Guardian.

The Scottish manager's current deal is due to expire in June, but the Hammers want to tie him down to fresh terms.

West Ham would have given Moyes an extension already were it not for the coronavirus pandemic, but both parties are relaxed about the situation heading into the second half of the season.

Juve won't revive Dzeko move despite Roma tension

2021-01-23T07:30:00Z

Juventus are not in talks to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma, Goal understands, despite rising tensions between the striker and his club.

The capital club have had a humbling week. On Friday, Roma were handed an automatic 3-0 defeat after making an illegal substitution in Tuesday's Coppa Italia last-16 match at home to Spezia - which they had lost 4-2 anyway.

Team manager Gianluca Gombar was sacked by Roma after the debacle. Corriere dello Sport reported that Dzeko and some team-mates had decided not to train in protest at his removal, with a three-hour meeting required to bring the players back round.

Read the full story here.

Benteke set for Palace exit

2021-01-23T05:31:07Z

Crystal Palace are open to selling Christian Benteke after signing Jean-Philippe Mateta, reports the Daily Mail.

Benteke has struggled to live up to expectations since joining from Liverpool in 2016 and could seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.

West Brom are considering a move for the Belgian forward.

Bruce wants Jones at Newcastle

2021-01-23T04:45:48Z

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is hoping to convince Bournemouth coach Graeme Jones to join his staff, reports The Sun.

Bruce has been given the green light by Newcastle management to bring in Jones, who was Roberto Martinez’s assistant at Swansea, Wigan, Everton and the Belgium national team.

Wilshere: I never imagined I'd play in the Championship

2021-01-23T04:00:23Z

Jack Wilshere has admitted he never imagined himself playing in the Championship as he looks to now help Bournemouth return to the Premier League.

The former Arsenal midfielder joined the Cherries this week after terminating his contract with West Ham in October.

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Valencia in pursuit of Mexico star Alvarez

2021-01-23T03:00:16Z

Valencia have made a push to sign Mexican international Edson Alvarez, reports ESPN.

Talks between Alvarez and the Spanish side are progressing, but Ajax have not yet been convinced to sell.

Valencia are hopeful that they'll be able to pay a fee to get Alvarez into the club on loan until the end of the season.

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Charlton add Stockley from Preston

2021-01-23T02:00:42Z

Charlton have signed Jayden Stockley from Preston North End until the end of the season, the club confirmed.

Stockley is the club's third signing of the window, following Ronnie Schwartz and Liverpool loanee Liam Millar.

"I'm very proud to be a Charlton player, it is something that has been going on in the background for a few days now. It feels great to finally be here," Stockley said.

"Looking at the way Charlton play and where they are in the league table and the excitement that brings and the potential of what can happen are factors that drew me to coming here."

Arteta wants Arsenal to learn from Ozil & Sokratis mistakes

2021-01-23T01:00:04Z

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal must not allow the recent departures of Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos to become the norm.

Both players left the club after being bought out before the end of their contracts, with Arsenal unable to recoup any sort of fee for either.

Read what Arteta had to say on Goal!

Varane wants to leave Real Madrid

2021-01-22T23:31:12Z

The France international is looking for a new challenge

Raphael Varane wants to leave Real Madrid, reports Sport.

The French defender has been with the Spanish giants since 2011, but is now looking to depart in search of a new adventure.

Varane's contract expires in 2022 and, with that in mind, Real Madrid will look to cash in rather than letting him walk free next year.

Klopp 'won't cry like a five-year-old kid' if Liverpool don't sign defender

2021-01-22T23:30:06Z

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he "won't cry like a five-year-old kid" if he doesn't get a new central defender in January.

The Reds have battled injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez all season long, but it doesn't appear the club will be adding reinforcements.

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Parma and Everton pushing to sign Bayern's Zirkzee

2021-01-22T23:29:36Z

Udinese agree deal for Llorente

2021-01-22T23:26:57Z

Udinese have agreed to a deal to sign Fernando Llorente, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

An agreement has been reached with Napoli to sign the Spanish striker, who has given his approval to the deal.

The deal will be completed on Monday after Napoli's clash with Verona.

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Benevento set sights on RSL's Herrera

2021-01-22T23:23:54Z

Italian side Benevento are eyeing Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera, according to Sky Sports Italia.

Benevento have recently been linked to American fullback Bryan Reynolds, who would join the club on loan from Juventus.

However, the report states that Roma have jumped in front of Juve in the race to sign Reynolds as Benevento turn their attention towards a different American defender. 

Mbappe explains PSG contract delay

2021-01-22T23:19:36Z

Kylian Mbappe has explained his delay in signing a new deal, admitting that he has not made a decision on his future with Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe has long been rumoured to be a target for the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona as his PSG deal winds down.

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