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Ajax challenge Juventus to Brenner signing

2020-12-28T23:00:34Z

Ajax are making a January move for Sao Paulo star Brenner, De Telegraaf reports.

The 20-year-old has been in fine form for the Brazilian side, scoring 22 goals in 37 appearances this season.

Juventus have been eyeing him, but Ajax could snap him up with a bid of around €12 million (£11m/$15m).

Roma, Fiorentina & AC Milan eye €18m Scamacca

2020-12-28T22:30:19Z

Roma and Fiorentina are at the front of the queue to sign Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo.

The 21-year-old striker has impressed on loan at Genoa and Sassuolo are ready to listen to offers for him.

Calciomercato reports they will be holding out for around €18 million (£16m/$22m) and his former side Roma are keen to bring him back, while Fiorentina are looking at him as an option to strengthen their attack.

AC Milan see him as a possible deputy for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but their interest is not concrete as of yet.

Feyenoord to sign Pratto from River Plate

2020-12-28T21:54:31Z

Lucas Pratto will travel to Netherlands this week to complete a move to Feyenoord, La Pagina Millonaria reports.

The 32-year-old will join the Dutch side on loan with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Rojas linked to MLS or La Liga move

2020-12-28T21:15:26Z

Ecuador international Joao Rojas could be heading to the United States or Spain after receiving offers from MLS and La Liga clubs, Ecuagol reports.

The 23-year-old is not expected to return to Emelec after approaches from elsewhere, while a Brazilian club is also trying to sign him.

Solskjaer gives Cavani contract update

2020-12-28T20:10:57Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Manchester United will likely trigger the one-year extension option on Edinson Cavani's contract.

The Man Utd boss also confirmed that Cavani is expected to become a more regular member of the club's starting XI going forward.

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Genk in pursuit of USMNT's McKenzie

2020-12-28T19:40:39Z

Belgian side KRC Genk is targeting U.S. men's national team defender Mark McKenzie, reports VoetbalPrimeur.be.

McKenzie has been heavily linked with Celtic for some time, with Bundesliga and Premier League teams also in the mix.

The defender was a Best XI selection this season after helping guide the Philadelphia Union to the Supporters' Shield with two goals and three assists in 22 games. 

Newcastle have no money to spend in January

2020-12-28T19:15:09Z

Newcastle are expecting to have a quiet January, reports the Telegraph.

The club does not have the funds to mount any major transfer pushes, despite what will be a challenging second half of the season.

Making matters worse are injuries to Ryan Fraser and Alan Saint-Maximin, but Steve Bruce's side will be unable to reinforce during the trasnfer window. 

Falco set to leave Lecce

2020-12-28T18:50:01Z

Filippo Falco is set to leave Lecce after failing to secure a regular first-team role, reports Gianluca DiMarzio.

Parma and Benevento are among the club's interested, as it appears Falco will leave Lecce in January.

The 28-year-old attacker's hope is to remain in Serie A, having pushed his way back to the top flight in 2019 after three seasons in Serie B. 

Wijnaldum to decide on new Liverpool deal this week

2020-12-28T18:30:19Z

Barcelona still eager to sign Netherlands international

Georginio Winaldum will inform Liverpool this week whether or not he will sign a contract extension with the club.

Sky Sports reports he has told the club he will make a decision in the next few days. If he decides to turn the offer down, he will be able to start talks with other clubs in January before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

Barcelona are still eager to sign him after coach Ronald Koeman wanted to bring him to Camp Nou in the summer.

Mourinho wants Real Madrid star Ramos at Tottenham

2020-12-28T17:51:57Z

Spain international's contract expires at end of the season

Tottenham could make an attempt to sign Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, Evening Standard claims.

The Spain international will be a free agent at the end of the season if he opts against signing an extension at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho wants to sign an experienced centre-back to boost his side and sees his former Madrid charge as an excellent option.

Arsenal & Everton lead Isco race

2020-12-28T17:17:07Z

Isco is most likely to end up leaving Real Madrid for the Premier League.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Arsenal and Everton are the two teams most interested in him, but Juventus and Inter are also eyeing him.

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Saint-Etienne to sell Khazri to finance Mohamed deal

2020-12-28T16:40:14Z

Saint-Etienne are in talks to sign Mostafa Mohamed from Zamalek in January, Le 10 Sport reports.

The French side are determined to land the 23-year-old forward next month and hope to sell Wahbi Khazri to finance the deal.

Watters in demand, as Brighton join chase

2020-12-28T16:00:27Z

Brighton have joined the chase for Crawley forward Max Watters, according to the Mail.

The striker numbers Swansea, West Brom and Watford among his suitors, but the interest of Brighton could force his price north of seven figures.

Alberg heading to Hyderabad

2020-12-28T15:30:10Z

Roland Alberg has swapped Roda JC for a loan spell with Indian side Hyderabad FC.

"With Roland we do lose a player with scoring ability, but we give him this chance and wish him the best of luck in India," Roda's technical director Jeffrey van As said on the club's official website.

Costa seeking Atletico exit in January and is not training

2020-12-28T15:00:30Z

Diego Costa is not training with Atletico Madrid and has asked for his contract to be cancelled.

The striker is looking to leave the club in the January transfer window, but Atletico feel a replacement will need to be sourced first.

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Genk seal deal for Preciado

2020-12-28T14:30:23Z

Genk have confirmed the signing of Angelo Preciado.

The Ecuadorian defender has signed a deal until the summer of 2023, with an option for a further two seasons.

Madrid concerned by Bale's form at Spurs

2020-12-28T14:00:00Z

Real Madrid are concerned by Gareth Bale's form at Tottenham, according to Diario AS.

The Blancos think the Welshman's struggles for fitness and regular minutes at Spurs will adversely affect his market value.

Madrid were hoping that Bale's loan spell at Tottenham would boost their chances of cashing in on the winger next summer, but they may now be forced to rethink their strategy.

Atletico in talks to sign Chelsea's Alonso

2020-12-28T13:30:00Z

Atletico Madrid are in talks to sign Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso - according to The Independent.

The Spanish giants are looking to bring the 30-year-old in on an initial loan deal as Diego Simeone seeks to bolster his defensive ranks for the second half of the season.

Chelsea are ready to sanction Alonso's departure, with Ben Chilwell and Emerson Palmieri currently ahead of the Spaniard in the squad pecking order.

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Man Utd cool interest in Alaba

2020-12-28T13:00:00Z

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Bayern Munich defender David Alaba - according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils had been strongly linked with the 32-year-old, who is set to drop into the free agency pool after rejecting a contract extension at Allianz Arena.

However, United are unwilling to match Alaba's lofty wage demands, with Real Madrid now being mooted as his most likely next destination.

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Messi: I would enjoy playing in MLS

2020-12-28T12:30:00Z

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has said a potential move to Major League Soccer would appeal to him, but promised he won't talk to other clubs about a transfer until the current season is over.

After failing to secure a Camp Nou exit over the summer and now into the final season of his current contract with the club, Messi continues to be linked with a possible transfer away from Spain. 

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been touted as the most likely destinations with the Argentine still interested in exploring his options. 

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Ozil offered to Juventus

2020-12-28T11:59:59Z

Arsenal outcast eyeing Italy move

Mesut Ozil has been offered to Juventus - according to Tuttosport.

The Arsenal midfielder's agent has been in contact with the Italian giants over a potential free transfer in 2021.

Ozil will leave Emirates Stadium for nothing upon the expiration of his contract next summer, having been exiled from the Gunners first team by Mikel Arteta.

'Selling Bellerin would be good business for Arsenal'

2020-12-28T11:30:00Z

Kevin Campbell thinks selling Hector Bellerin would be "good business" for Arsenal.

Bellerin began his professional career at Arsenal in 2013, having been snapped up from Barcelona's La Masia academy two years earlier. The Spanish left-back has since racked up 220 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions, scoring eight goals and laying on 29 assists, while getting his hands on the FA Cup three times.

The 25-year-old has, however, struggled for consistency at Emirates Stadium amid persistent fitness issues, with many supporters losing patience with him amid the club's poor start to the 2020-21 season.

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Milan confident of Donnarumma stay

2020-12-28T11:00:29Z

AC Milan are confident of thrashing out a deal to keep goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma at the club.

Corriere della Sera reports that there is plenty of interest in the youngster, but that Milan feel he will commit to the club.

Llorente future could be away from Atletico

2020-12-28T10:30:34Z

Marcos Llorente's agent has said his client could move on from Atletico Madrid.

“I have received many calls about him, and we have talked about this,” Julio Llorente, who is also the player's uncle, told Cadena Ser.

Roberts considering Boro exit

2020-12-28T10:00:19Z

Patrick Roberts is considering cutting short his loan spell at Middlesbrough from Manchester City due to a lack of playing time.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Boro boss Neil Warnock said: “I’ve had a chat with Patrick, he’s aware of the situation. The lad wants to play.

“I don’t want him to leave but if he thinks he can improve his chances by going I wouldn’t stand in his way.”

QPR rule out O’Shaughnessy bid

2020-12-28T09:30:28Z

Mark Warburton has insisted Queens Park Rangers will not be signing defender Daniel O’Shaughnessy from HJK Helsinki.

"There’s absolutely no truth in that whatsoever,” Warburton told West London Sport. “Daniel’s a lovely lad and playing well but has never been on our list.”

Villarreal in talks to sign Capoue from Watford

2020-12-28T09:00:00Z

Villarreal have opened talks to sign Etienne Capoue from Watford - as The Daily Mail reports.

Unai Emery is eager to bring the 32-year-old to El Madrigal, but the Hornets will hold out for a fee of £4 million for the midfielder.

Capoue, who has two years left to run on his current contract, has already racked up 11 Championship appearances for Watford this season.

Fiorentina interested in Lazio star Caicedo

2020-12-28T08:30:00Z

Lazio star Felipe Caicedo is the subject of interest from Fiorentina - according to Calcio Mercato.

La Viola are looking at the 32-year-old as a potential replacement for Wolves loanee Patrick Cutrone, who looks set to have his temporary spell at Artemio Franchi Stadium cut short.

Caicedo could be avaiable for as little as £5 million, but Fiorentina are also considering a swoop for Cagliari's Leonardo Pavoletti.

Costa asks to leave Atletico

2020-12-28T08:00:00Z

Diego Costa has asked to leave Atletico Madrid - according to AS.

The 32-year-old wants to be released from his contract six months early due to family reasons.

Costa has a number of offers on the table from other clubs if he does indeed get his wish to depart Atletico in January.

Wijnaldum mulling over Liverpool contract offer

2020-12-28T07:30:00Z

Georginio Wijnaldum is mulling over a new contract offer from Liverpool - according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Reds are eager to tie the 30-year-old down to fresh terms before he drops into the free agency pool next summer.

Wijnaldum wants more time to consider his options, but has promised to tell Liverpool officials before speaking to any potential sutiors in the new year.

Pochettino could spoil Eriksen's PSG move

2020-12-28T05:00:06Z

Mauricio Pochettino doesn't want PSG to swap Leandro Paredes for Christian Eriksen, reports Le10Sport

Such a deal with Inter was on the table but incoming manager Pochettino is eager to keep Paredes in Paris. 

Byrne to sign for APOEL

2020-12-28T04:00:48Z

Jack Byrne has completed a medical with APOEL as he closes in on a reunion with manager Mick McCarthy, reports the Mirror

The 24-year-old midfielder was most recently playing for Shamrock Rovers. 

Messi open to MLS move

2020-12-28T03:00:32Z

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has opened the door to a possible stint in MLS. 

"I always said that I have the illusion that I would like to enjoy the experience of living in the United States, of living that league and that life, but if it happens or not I don't know," Messi told La Sexta on Sunday.

Messi has however stressed that any decision on his next move won't be made until the end of the season

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Capoue to leave Watford for Villarreal

2020-12-28T02:00:36Z

Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue is close to finalising a move to Villarreal, according to RMC Sport

The 32-year-old is expected to sign with the La Liga side on a deal that runs until 2023. 

Messi doubtful of reunion with Neymar

2020-12-28T01:00:51Z

Lionel Messi does not believe Barcelona will be able to afford to bring Neymar back to the club. 

Since making a world-record €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, Neymar has been consistently linked with a return to Camp Nou and a reunion with Messi. 

But such a move has yet to come to fruition and with Barca's current financial difficulties, it appears that Neymar's storybook return is a long way off. 

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Costa set to leave Atletico Madrid

2020-12-27T23:55:29Z

Arsenal circling for Lamptey

2020-12-27T23:40:20Z

Arsenal are considering a move for Brighton full-back Tariq Lamptey should Hector Bellerin depart the club, claims the Mirror

Bellerin is wanted at Barcelona with the Gunners keeping a close eye on Lamptey as a possible replacement. 

Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on the 20-year-old defender. 

Messi vows not to talk to other clubs until end of season

2020-12-27T23:25:50Z

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has promised he won't talk to other clubs about a possible move until the current season is over. 

After failing to secure a Camp Nou exit over the summer and now into the final season of his current contract with the club, Messi continues to be linked with a possible transfer away from Spain. 

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain loom as the most likely destinations with the Argentine seemingly still interested in exploring his options. 

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Pochettino signs PSG deal

2020-12-27T23:15:33Z

The Argentine has found his next club

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed to terms with Paris Saint-Germain, reports Fabrizio Romano

A contract has reportedly already been signed by Pochettino with PSG also finalising the departure of Thomas Tuchel. 

Tuchel is set to receive €6 million in compensation after having his contract ended early. 

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Zinni join Western United as injury replacement

2020-12-27T23:05:53Z