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Hamsik agees contract with Dalian


Marek Hamsik has agreed to terms with Chinese Super League side Dalian ahead of a move away from Napoli, according to

Hamsik will depart the club for a €15 million (£13m/$17m) while he will land €9m on a three year deal.

Hamsik agreed to the deal today and only small details remain before he departs Naples for China.

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Spalletti's position 'very secure' - Marotta


Luciano Spalletti's position as Inter coach is "very secure" despite the team failing to win any of their last four matches, according to club CEO Giuseppe Marotta. 

Inter lost 1-0 at home to Bologna on Sunday, meaning they have failed to win any of their last three games in Serie A to sit 11 points behind second-placed Napoli in the table. 

The club also exited the Coppa Italia and the recent poor run has seen the pressure increase on Spalletti, though Marotta claims the manager's job is safe.

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Monaco appoint Princess Stephanie's son to recruitment role


Monaco have appointed the 26-year-old son of Princess Stephanie to a post in the club's recruitment team.

Louis Ducruet previously worked on international recruitment for the Ligue 1strugglers, who sacked Thierry Henry last month.

And Ducruet will now work closely with vice-president and chief executive Vadim Vasilyev, the club announced on Monday.

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Revolution eyeing loan for QPR's Phillips


QPR defender Giles Phillips is training with the New England Revolution with eye toward a loan move, according to

Philipps, who has featured for the club's youth team and recently signed a new contract, is with the Revolution in Marbella.

The 21-year-old defender was born in the United States and is an American citizen, and thus would not take up a foreign player slot with the MLS side.

Vloet moves to Belgium


Former PSV attacker Rai Vloet has joined Belgian outfit Sint-Truiden after being released by Frosinone by mutual consent, the Pro League side has confirmed.

Now 23 years old, the ex-Netherlands youth international will look to kick-start his career after an unsuccessful spell in Italy.

NYCFC sign Mitrita as third DP


New York City FC have signed Romania international Alexandru Mitrita as the club’s third designated player, the MLS side announced Monday.

The 23-year-old Mitrita, who turns 24 on February 8, arrives from Romanian top flight side Universitatea Craiova, where he has spent the past two and a half seasons after making the move from Italian side Pescara.

NYCFC announced Mitrita has signed a multi-year contract with the team, and though terms of the transfer were not disclosed, reports have put the fee at around $9 million (£7m).

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Heskey downplays Liverpool's lack of January activity


Liverpool had no need to add in the January transfer window, says Emile Heskey, with a lack of movement no bad thing for a Premier League title-chasing outfit. 

The Reds spent big over the summer of 2018, with the likes of Fabinho, Alisson, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri welcomed to Anfield.

And as a result, Heskey believes the quality already on their books, and the stability a quiet January will bring, can serve the Reds well. 

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Impact to sign Canada international


The Montreal Impact are nearing a season-long loan deal with Lyon right-back Zachary Brault-Guillard, according to L'Equipe.

The 20-year-old Canada international has been with the Impact at their Flordia training camp as a trialist.

Impact coach Remi Garde may be familiar with Brault-Guillard, having overseen Lyon while the defender was part of the club's youth set up.

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Doubts cast over Ozil's Arsenal future


The future “doesn’t look very good” for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal, admits Ian Wright, with the World Cup winner having gone from captain to seeing Sead Kolasinac picked in midfield ahead of him.

Questions continue to be asked of the German playmaker and many are now of the opinion that a summer move away from Emirates Stadium is now on the cards.

Here's what an Arsenal legend has had to say on that matter.


'Arnautovic's head has been turned'


Marko Arnautovic is not fully focused on West Ham after missing out on a January transfer, says Steve Jones, with it possible that a man tied to a new contract could become a problem.

The former Hammers striker told Love Sport Radio: "I spoke to [former Stoke City assistant manager] Mark Bowen and he said 'Steve, he was outstanding'. Mark was the one who brought him to England and they were great pals.

"But as soon as he got it in his head that he wanted to go, he completely changed. He said 'he was very hard to deal with and he wouldn't speak to no-one at the club'.

"He is a good player if you can get him playing week in, week out. But the likes of £400,000 a week in China has turned his head and sent him a little bit stupid.

"Obviously he's signed a deal now and extended his contract. So now only time will tell."

Oviedo's Baggies frustration


Bryan Oviedo has revealed how a proposed move from Sunderland to West Brom on transfer deadline day broke down.

He told CRHoy:“In the end a document did not arrive on time. I passed the medical tests and everything was fine. I do not know what happened. One of the two clubs did not send the document.

“I was notified at 6pm, I travelled about three hours from my house, I did the medical tests and I signed, but in the end it was 11:05pm and I saw that something was strange.”

'Coutinho cannot consider leaving Barcelona'


Philippe Coutinho has been told to “not even think about joining another club”, with the Barcelona playmaker urged to ignore interest from the likes of Manchester United by Blaugrana legend Hristo Stoichkov.

The Brazil international has spent just 12 months at Camp Nou but has already been linked with a return to England at either former club Liverpool or their arch-rivals at Old Trafford.

Here is what a Camp Nou icon has had to say on the speculation.

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Watford monitoring Brahimi


Watford are among those keeping a close eye on Porto midfielder Yacime Brahimi, according to A Bola.

The Algeria international is seeing his contract in Portugal run down and is attracting interest from across Europe, with AC Milan also said to be keen.

Janssen to return to Spurs squad


Tottenham will be adding Vincent Janssen to their Premier League squad after seeing him miss out on a January move, reports the Evening Standard.

The Dutch striker has not figured for Spurs since August 2017, but will be drafted back into the fold by Mauricio Pochettino with Harry Kane currently sidelined.

Herrera happy to wait on Man Utd deal


Ander Herrera has reiterated that he will continue to remain focused on the present as his Manchester United contract runs down.

The Spanish midfielder, who is due to become a free agent in the summer, said when quizzed on a possible extension: "I focus on Fulham. If I deserve it, I will get it."

Modric wants new deal at Real Madrid


Luka Modric is willing to sign a new contract at Real Madrid, claims AS.

The Croatia international was heavily linked with a move elsewhere in the summer of 2018, but has now informed the Blancos that he would be prepared to extend a deal which is due to expire in 2020.

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Roma to hold off Zaniolo interest with new deal


Nicolo Zaniolo will commit his future to Roma by signing a new contract amid reported interest from JuventusCalciomercato reports.

The 19-year-old midfielder scored his third goal of the season when he equalised in the 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Sunday, continuing his rise to prominence in the Italian capital.

He is said to have caught the eye of the Bianconeri recently, but Roma will move to tie him down to a new deal which will last until 2024. 

Chelsea & PSG plot summer Sarabia bid


Chelsea are planning a summer bid for Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, says Estadio Deportivo.

Chinese club Dalian Yifang tried to sign the 26-year-old in January with a €39 million offer, but Sevilla were not willing to sell him.

Chelsea and PSG are also in the picture, though, and the Premier League side have already been in touch.

Parejo signs new Valencia contract


Dani Parejo has signed a new contract with Valencia.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who scored against Barcelona on Saturday, has extended his deal to 2022 and his release clause has been raised to €50 million (£44m/$57m).

Liverpool's €70m Insigne bid rejected by Napoli


Serie A side holding out for €150m

Liverpool have made a €70 million (£61m/$80m) offer for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, but were quickly knocked back, says Repubblica.

The Reds are hoping to bring the 27-year-old attacker, who has scored 11 times in all competitions this season. However, their offer fell well short of president Aurelio De Laurentiis's asking price, as he values Insigne at around €150m (£132m/$172m). 

'Crazy' number of clubs wanted Sancho


Jadon Sancho says it was “crazy how many clubs wanted me” as he prepared to leave Manchester City, but is delighted to have seen a “big risk” pay off after heading to Borussia Dortmund.

He told FourFourTwo: "It was crazy how many clubs wanted me – it shows how well you’re doing, but I always felt Dortmund was right for me."

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Schurrle may return to Dortmund


Andre Schurrle will head back to Borussia Dortmund if Fulham are relegated out of the Premier League, reports Sport1.

The Germany international is currently on loan at Craven Cottage and any permanent stay depends on a place among the English top-flight elite being preserved.

Juventus considering Romagnoli


Juventus are considering a move for AC Milan centre-half Alessio Romagnoli, according to TMW.

The Bianconeri are keen to bolster their defensive ranks over the summer and are ready to rekindle interest in a player they have been heavily linked with in the past.

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AC Milan ready €50m assault on Memphis


AC Milan are preparing a €50 million (£44m/$57m) summer bid for Lyon star Memphis Depayaccording to reports.

The Netherlands star has been in fine form for the French side this season, sparking talk of another big move.

Although Memphis has said he would be interested in a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, it is AC Milan who are hoping to lure him away from Ligue 1.

Inter plot summer bid for Rakitic


Inter will try to sign Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona in the next transfer window, it has been reported on El Chiringuito.

The Serie A side were previously linked with another Croatian midfielder in the shape of Luka Modric but they will line up other targets for the summer.

Inter hope to lure Rakitic away from Barcelona, hoping the arrival of Frenkie de Jong will free him up for a move. However, the midfielder is said to be happy at Camp Nou and likely to stay with Ernesto Valverde's team.

Napoli eye Man Utd & Chelsea target Barella


Napoli are prepared to enter the race to sign Nicolo Barella from CagliariSky Sport Italia claims.

The 21-year-old midfielder is already wanted by Manchester United and Chelsea, who are expected to submit bids for him in the summer.

But with Marek Hamsik off to China halfway through the season, they see Barella as an ideal replacement and will make him their top target in the next transfer window. The Serie A side have highlighted Villarreal's Pablo Fornals as an alternative.

De Ligt wants to follow De Jong to Barcelona


Coveted Ajax star edging to wards Camp Nou outfit

Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt is waiting for Barcelona to make an offer to sign him from Ajax this summer, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The centre-back is wanted by a host of Europe's top teams and the Catalan side are leading the race. After wrapping up the signing of Frenkie de Jong for an initial €75 million, they expect De Ligt to follow at a similar cost.

Although De Ligt has not announced a decision, it seems to be the Catalan side he favours over anyone else.

Spalletti: Inter players are behind me


Luciano Spalletti insists that his players are behind him as pressure mounts following a third consecutive league match without a goal.

Spalletti was jeered by sections of the San Siro crowd during the most recent loss, but he says he still feels he is the man for the job.

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Dortmund among Bundesliga sides chasing Canadian teenager


Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach, Freiburg and Hoffenheim are all after Canadian Jonathan David, according to Voetbalnieuws.

The 19-year-old forward currently plays for Belgian side Gent and has scored seven goals in 17 league appearances this season.

David has featured three times for Canada, scoring three goals in Concacaf Nations League qualifiers.

Diaz won't be loaned out


Real Madrid will not send January signing Brahim Diaz out on loan, according to AS.

The 29-year-old was signed from Manchester City for £15 million ($19.5m) last month, but he is yet to start for the Blancos.

Diaz has made two substitute appearances in the Copa del Rey and played eight minutes against Real Betis in La Liga.

Mbia moves to China


Stephanne Mbia has signed for Chinese club Wuhan Zall, per Calcio Mercato.

The former QPR and Sevilla man was a free agent after being released by Ligue 1 side Toulouse last month. 

Neville insists Man Utd should delay Solskjaer appointment


Gary Neville believes it is too early to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United's permanent manager.

The Reds' caretaker boss is now unbeaten in his first 10 games in charge at Old Trafford after beating Leicester City 1-0 on Sunday, but Neville thinks upcoming games against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Liverpool will be crucial for the Norwegian. 

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Revs set to offer Bojan £50,000 a week


The former Barcelona man could be tempted away from the Championship

The New England Revolution are prepared to double Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic's wages by offering him £50,000 a week, claims The Sun

The 28-year-old is reportedly on a £27,000-a-week contract at Stoke, but New England are hoping to tempt him to the MLS before the American transfer window closes on May 1.

However, new Potters boss Nathan Jones has stated he wants to keep Bojan at the Bet365 Stadium.


New Man Utd manager to be given £200m transfer budget


Reds prepare for 2019-20 campaign

Manchester United will give their new permanent manager a £200 million transfer budget this summer, according to The Sun.

Current interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also influence transfer plans in preparation for the window, even if he is replaced at the end of the season.

Solskjaer told reporters ahead of United's 1-0 win over Leicester: "The club will always get my advice if they ask me.

"That’s quite natural. Whoever is in charge and involved most with the players."

Benteke not threatened by Batshuayi


The Chelsea loanee joined on deadline day

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke insists he is not threatened by January arrival Michy Batshuayi, per Football.London.

Batshuayi was signed on loan from Chelsea in the final hours of deadline day, and will remain at Palace until the end of the season. 

Benteke started the 2-0 win over Stoke on Saturday when Batshuayi made his debut after coming on as an 82nd minute substitute.

Balotelli wants to end career in Italy


New Marseille signing Mario Balotelli has said he wants to end his career in Italy.

The 28-year-old joined Marseille from Nice on a free transfer in January and has scored once in two appearances since making the move.

Balotelli is an Italy international and has previously played for AC Milan and Inter in Serie A.

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Arsenal plot Rabiot move


Arsenal are hoping to secure the signature of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer, claims the Express.

Rabiot has long been linked with a move to Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of the season, but Unai Emery wants to lure the 23-year-old to the Emirates having previously worked with him in Paris.

The Gunners are looking to bolster their midfield with Aaron Ramsey set to leave for Juventus this summer.