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Rabiot set to sign extension with PSG


Adrian Rabiot is set to sign a contract extension with PSG, according to Mercato.

The French midfielder had been linked with a free transfer to Barcelona at the end of the season but the Ligue 1 champions are confident of securing a new deal in the next few weeks.

The duration of the contract is yet to be decided but a three-year agreement looks likely.

Solari prime candidate to take over at Real Madrid


Real Madrid Castilla coach Santiago Solari is in pole position to take over first-team duties from Julen Lopetegui, reports Marca

Lopetegui is close to the exit after a rotten run of form, and could lose his job even before next Sunday's Clasico.

'Benitez and Ashley must work together in January'


Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley have to work together to rescue Newcastle United's season in January according to Alan Pardew.

The Magpies are bottom of the Premier League and are still winless after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton on Saturday despite dominating the game for large periods.

Pardew spent four years in the North East hot seat between 2010 and 2014, and said the current squad will need reinforcing if it is to survive relegation.

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Fiorentina put £40m asking price on Milenkovic


Fiorentina will hold out for a fee of £40 million ($52.2m) in order to sell Manchester United target Nikola Milenkovic, claims the Sun

United boss Jose Mourinho watched the defender last week in action for Serbia, and is a confirmed fan. 

But the Viola will not agree to a sale unless their demands are met.

Mariners boss unaware of Bolt contract


Central Coast Mariners boss Mike Mulvey insists he knows nothing about a contract offer made to Usain Bolt.

The former athletics star's management confirmed to Omnisport on Sunday that they had received an offer from the A-League club, where Bolt has been training since August.

However, Mulvey stated after his side's 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar that he was not aware of the state of play regarding the Jamaican's future.

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Ganso wants to stay Amiens


Brazil international Ganso says he is open to staying at Amiens on a permanent deal once his loan from Sevilla ends.

The 29-year-old was sent on loan to the French side after failing to break into the Sevilla starting XI.

Once a Santos hero alongside his good friend Neymar, Ganso has settled in well at the modest Ligue 1 team and is open to making it his home beyond this season.

"The important thing is to play, to be on the field," he told reporters. "I'm here at Amiens for a season. We'll see what happens at the end of the season. My intention is to stay here, but I can't predict the future. We'll see what happens."

Yarmolenko's season may be over for West Ham


West Ham have suffered a massive blow as Andriy Yarmolenko suffered a potential season-ending injury against Tottenham on Saturday.

The Ukraine international had to be stretchered off after damaging his ankle in the 1-0 loss and Goal understands he is expected to be out for at least six months.

With West Ham desperate to avoid a relegation battle, the injury to their £17.5 million ($22.8m) summer signing could force them back into the transfer window in January.

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Celtic demand £9m for Rodgers to warn off Newcastle & Leicester


Newcastle and Leicester have been warned they will have to pay Celtic £9 million if they want to hire Brendan Rodgers this season, The Sun reports.

The struggling Magpies are said to be looking for a replacement for Rafael Benitez and see the ex-Liverpool boss as the ideal candidate. 

Although Leicester are currently 10th in the Premier League with four wins and as many losses, they are considering options in case they lose confidence in Claude Puel.

But Celtic are not willing to let Rodgers go easily and will demand a hefty fee to release him from his contract, which expires in 2021.

Wolves line up Reach move


Wolves are lining up a January bid for Sheffield Wednesday star Adam Reach, per The Sun.

The 25-year-old has scored excellent goals against Leeds and West Brom, and the Premier League side are now ready to table an offer when the transfer window reopens.

Mourinho asks for Koulibaly bid


The Manchester United manager wants to recruit a central defender

Jose Mourinho is attempting to convince Manchester United to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli in January, per The Times.

United failed to recruit a new central defender in the summer, and Mourinho is keen for the club to invest aggressively at the turn of the year.

Koulibaly fits the mould of what the Portuguese wants, but the 27-year-old signed a new contract in the summer and would prove an expensive purchase.

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Arsenal lead Man Utd & Dortmund for Ipswich wonderkid


Arsenal are leading the chase for Ipswich youngster Dylan Crowe, per TEAMTalk.

The 17-year-old was involved in England's victory at the European Championships in the summer, and the likes of Manchester United, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are all interested in securing his signature.

The Gunners, however, are at the head of the queue, and may be able to secure his signature in either January or the summer.

Hodgson wanted Rooney at Palace


Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he wanted to sign Wayne Rooney for Crystal Palace in the summer.

Rooney moved to DC United from Everton and has been in spectacular form in America, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in just 18 games.

"I would have loved him here at Palace, but he thought long and hard about his decision, and without a shadow of doubt would have talked it over with his family," Hodgson said.

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Chelsea teen wanted by Brighton


Brighton are considering a move for Chelsea youngster Reece James, according to The Sun. 

The 18-year-old right-back has impressed on loan at Wigan in the Championship, sparking the Premier League side to show an interest.

However, Chelsea have faith in the defender's ability, so it would take a big offer to lure him from Stamford Bridge.

Conte lawyers meet with Chelsea as Real Madrid beckon


Ex-Blues boss set to replace Lopetegui

Antonio Conte's lawyers are in talks with Chelsea to free him up to join Real Madrid, says Il Giornale.

The Italian coach has been tipped to take over at the helm of the European champions amid their struggles under new coach Julen Lopetegui, who could be sacked if they fail to beat Barcelona next week.

Although Conte was let go by Chelsea in the summer, he remains under contract and his lawyers are trying to end his ties with the London side before the Madrid job becomes vacant.

Hodgson wanted Rooney at Crystal Palace


Roy Hodgson has admitted he wanted Wayne Rooney to sign for Crystal Palace instead of DC United.

The striker left Manchester United to begin a new adventure in MLS, where he has scored 10 goals in 18 matches.

But the England great could have been strutting his stuff in the Premier League still, had he considered an offer from London.

"I would have loved him here at Palace, but he thought long and hard about his decision, and without a shadow of doubt would have talked it over with his family," Hodgson said.

"I am delighted to see what success he is having. I guess he is doing what DC United were really hoping for when they signed him."

Usain Bolt offered two-year contract


Central Coast Mariners want to sign sprint legend

Usain Bolt has been offered a two-year contract by Central Coast Mariners.

The 32-year-old Jamaican sprint legend is on trial with the Australian side as he looks to break into professional football.

Although he had an offer for a two-year deal from Valletta, Bolt rejected the Maltese champions to consider other options, and could end up joining the Mariners on a proper contract.

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Spurs eye Burke as £100m spend looms


Tottenham want to sign West Brom star Oliver Burke as part of a £100 million January trolley dash, per the Daily Express.

Pochettino is keen to refresh his squad after failing to make a signing in the summer, and Burke has been added to a list of targets that already includes Manchester United defender Eric Bailly and Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele.

Aina talks up Chelsea target Belotti


Ola Aina has talked up the ability of Chelsea target Andrea Belotti.

The Torino striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Blues, and his club team-mate - on loan from the Blues - believes he is an exceptional player.

"He is our captain. He leads by example, he may not talk a lot on the pitch but his football does a lot of the leading and he is really good for the team," he told Goal.

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Pochettino keen for January signings


Mauricio Pochettino has called on Tottenham to sign new players in January, per the Daily Star.

The club failed to sign a single player in the summer, but the Argentine believes it is important to refresh the squad this winter.

"We need as a club in January to try to refresh the squad to move the club on," he told reporters after a 1-0 win over West Ham.

Valverde not worried about new Barca contract


Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde said he does not care about a contract extension as he dismissed speculation over his future with the La Liga champions.

Valverde's deal expires at the end of the season and the 54-year-old has continually been unwilling to speak about a new contract.

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Chelsea to make Hazard the Premier League top earner


Blues ready to offer £350,000 per week

Chelsea are set to make Eden Hazard the top earner in the Premier League, according to a report in the Express.

The 27-year-old has been stalling on a new contract and the Blues are ready to open talks again. 

The club would like to start negotiations before Christmas and are ready to offer up to £350,000 per week to keep their star man. 

Manchester City join chase for Ake


Manchester City have joined the chase to land Nathan Ake, the Mirror claims. 

Tottenham and Manchester United are both chasing the defender as well, with Bournemouth in for a battle to keep hold of the defender next summer. 

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MLS club chasing Taarabt


An MLS club is chasing winger Adel Taarabt, according to Record

The 29-year-old is on loan at Genoa from Benfica, and the unnamed club in MLS has reportedly made an offer for the former Tottenham and Fulham player. 

Emery tried to land Lacazette at PSG


Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed the close rivalry between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon denied him the opportunity to sign Alexandre Lacazette.

The France international had previously revealed he snubbed a move to the French capital prior to moving to The Emirates Stadium in a deal worth £46.5 million ($60.78m).

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Arsenal want Malcom on loan


Arsenal are hoping to land Barcelona flop Malcom on loan in January, reports the Express

The ex-Bordeaux man has barely featured since moving to Camp Nou, with his agent admitting last week that he was unsettled in Catalunya.

Tottenham and Juventus chase Benzema


Real Madrid's Karim Benzema has received offers from both Tottenham and Juventus to leave Spain, claims Don Balon

The former France international, however, would have to accept a reduced salary package in order to rejuvenate his career away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Saudi prince to hold Man Utd takeover talks


Saudi Arabian prince Mohammad bin Salman is set to make a sensational bid for control of Manchester United, reports the Mirror

Bin Salman has an estimated fortune of £850 billion, making him one of the world's richest men. 

And he could invest up to £4bn ($5bn) in taking over at Old Trafford from the Glazer family.

Milenkovic a top target for Man Utd


Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic is at the top of Jose Mourinho's transfer wishlist at Manchester United, claims the Daily Star

Mourinho was in attendance to see Serbia play midweek, and it was Milenkovic that caught the manager's eye as he plans to bolster his struggling squad in January.

Real Madrid move for Sterling


Contract talks between player and City have failed to prosper

Real Madrid are ready to make a move for Manchester City contract rebel Raheem Sterling, according to the Daily Express

Talks between the England winger and City to extend his contract have stalled as Sterling seeks an improvement on his current £100,000 a week wages. 

And with just 18 months left on his deal, Madrid are watching attentively as the clock ticks for the Premier League champions.