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Celtic star Tierney too expensive for RB Leipzig


Red Bull Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has hailed Celtic's Kieran Tierney but thinks he is too expensive for the Bundesliga club.

A number of young British talents have headed to the Bundesliga in recent years, headlined by Jadon Sacho at Borussia Dortmund.

But Rangnick does not expect Tierney, who has been linked with moves to the likes of Everton and Manchester United, or his team-mates Callum McGregor and Odsonne Edouard, to follow in those footsteps. 

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Young seeks new Man United contract


Ashley Young is in line for a new contract at Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 35, reports the Mirror

Young has been at Old Trafford for almost a decade, and is still considered a key part of Jose Mourinho's plans.

Fernandes: Man City blocked Premier League move


Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Gelson Fernandes has revealed that it was his preference to stay in the Premier League in 2009 but Manchester City refused to sell him to a domestic competitor.

Fernandes, who scored three goals in 43 appearances for City, looks back fondly on his time with the current champions, but rues the fact that he didn't get to spend more time in England.

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Keita's brother trains with Liverpool


Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita's younger brother is training with the Anfield club, according to ESPN.

Striker Petit Keita, 17, left fifth-tier German side Inter Leipzig after his brother joined Liverpool and has been spotted at the club's Kirkby complex.

Though Keita was well-regarded with his old club, it is unknown whether Liverpool have or will offer the teenager a contract. 

Man Utd outcast Sanchez eyes January move to PSG


The forward hopes for a move to away from Old Trafford this winter

Alexis Sanchez is hoping for an exit from Manchester United with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of his list, reports the Mirror.

The forward has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and grown tired of Jose Mourinho's criticisms of him, so his agents are looking for a potential exit.

PSG are one of the few clubs who could afford Sanchez's wages and pay a transfer fee, which United want, but clubs in Spain and Italy also remain possibilities. 

Pogba could still return to Juventus in 2019


Neither Paul Pogba nor Juventus have closed the door on the midfielder's return to Turin, which could still happen in 2019 according to Tuttosport.

Pogba's exit from Manchester United has been rumoured for months as he and manager Jose Mourinho have butted heads during their time together.

The Red Devils and Juventus faced off in the Champions League on Tuesday and Pogba remains close with both his ex-teammates and coaches.

And while a transfer has not yet happened, both Pogba and Juventus have not abandoned hope something can eventually be worked out. 

Ipswich sack manager Hurst


Ipswich Town have announced that they have parted company with manager Paul Hurst. 

Hurst leaves the club at the bottom of the Championship having won just one of their 14 games this season.

Gundogan ready to sign new Man City deal


Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is ready to commit his long-term future to the club by signing a new deal, according to the Sun.

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Ajax in recent weeks in a deal which could potentially see Frenkie De Jong arrive at the Etihad Stadium in return.

Gundogan, however, is happy in Manchester and is open to signing a bumber deal with City.

'Hazard or Mbappe can fill Ronaldo void'


Ludovic Giuly feels Eden Hazard or Kylian Mbappe might fit the bill as Cristiano Ronaldo's long-term replacement at Real Madrid.

Madrid ended a slump of five games without a win in all competitions by beating Viktoria Plzen 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, but they head into Sunday's Clasico against La Liga leaders Barcelona languishing in seventh.

And Giuly, formerly of Barcelona, believes that either Hazard or Mbappe have the attributes needed for Real to turn their season round.

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Peterborough sign former Spurs man Bassong


Peterborough United have confirmed the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United centre-back Sebastian Bassong on a free transfer.

The Cameroon international has been without a club since departing Norwich 18 months ago but has been playing for Queens Park Rangers in behind closed doors games. 

“I am delighted. After a week or two talking to Sebastien, we are pleased to able to bring someone of his calibre to this football club," manager Steve Evans said.

Bettinelli commits future to Fulham


Marcus Bettinelli has signed a new contract with Fulham, keeping him tied to the club until the summer of 2021.

The goalkeeper's impressive form for the newly promoted Premier League club was also rewarded with an England call-up in September, while he was also included in Gareth Southgate's squad for the Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain.

Ibrahimovic jokes about Premier League return


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been joking about a possible return to the Premier League, but has stopped short of addressing rumours regarding another stint at Manchester United.

The enigmatic Swede has declared that West Ham could not afford him, while appearing on The Late Late Show hosted by Hammers fan James Corden.

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Arsenal eyeing Newcastle goalkeeper


Arsenal are ready to battle Fulham for the signing of Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, claims The Chronicle.

The 21-year-old is considered to be a player of some promise but is struggling for senior minutes and has seen loan moves blocked by the Magpies.

It may be that a move is required in January, with Premier League rivals mulling over a raid on St James' Park.

'Sanchez should never have left Arsenal'


Alexis Sanchez has been told he “had to stay at Arsenal”, with Robert Pires admitting that “complications” at Manchester United may force another move in January.

The former Gunners star told El Mercurio: "Sanchez doesn’t deserve to be on the bench or stay at home. We’ll see if he finds a solution in January, because he is not playing and he has to do it, since he is a wonderful footballer."

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Leeds lining up Gomez swoop


Leeds United remain keen on signing Alaves winger Ibai Gomez as Marcelo Bielsa prepares to bolster his promotion-chasing squad in the January transfer window.

Goal understands the Championship leaders saw offers for Gomez rejected during the summer, but with his contract set to run out at the end of the season, Leeds are confident a deal can be agreed in early 2019.

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Joao Mario wanted by four English clubs


Former West Ham loanee and current Inter forward Joao Mario is wanted by four Premier League sides, claims Calciomercato.

Southampton, Wolves, Leicester and Fulham are all said to be keen on landing the Portugual international during the winter window.

Cahill to stick with Chelsea


Gary Cahill has shelved his plans to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window, reports The Sun.

The experienced defender had suggested that he would look to leave Stamford Bridge during the winter in pursuit of more regular game time, but he is now prepared to aid a Premier League title bid and see out his contract.

Perez talked out of sacking Lopetegui


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was ready to sack under-fire coach Julen Lopetegui after Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen, reports El Confidencial.

He had to be talked out of wielding the axe by fellow directors at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the current man at the helm set to be given the chance to lead the Blancos into a Clasico clash with Barcelona on Sunday.

Mourinho wants another left-back


Manchester United may have tied Luke Shaw to a new contract, but the Manchester Evening News claims they remain in the market for a left-back.

The Red Devils want competition in every area of the field, with Jose Mourinho determined to bolster his defensive ranks when the transfer window re-opens.

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Barcelona set €40m Suarez asking price


Barcelona fended off interest from AC Milan and Napoli in Denis Suarez over the summer by demanding €40 million (£35m/$46m) for his signature, claims Mundo Deportivo.

The 24-year-old remains on the fringes of the fold at Camp Nou, but any suitors have been made aware that he will not come cheap.

Pep won't ever manage another English club


Pep Guardiola insists that he will never manage another English club once his time at Manchester City ends.

“I will be Mancunian for the rest of my life. I will be a Manchester City fan and it will be impossible to train another team like Manchester City in England because I feel love from the people here," he said.

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Real eye €80m Skriniar


Real Madrid want to sign defender Milan Skriniar in January, per Don Balon.

President Florentino Perez is keen to reinforce the club's defence, and has identified the Inter Milan defender as a key target, with the Italian club demanding €80 million (£70m/$91m).

Manager Julen Lopetegui, who remains under pressure, would rather sign Matthijs De Ligt in the summer, but Perez is keen to sign a defender in the winter transfer window.

Man City considering Sandro move


Manchester City have joined the hunt for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, according to The Sun.

The Brazil international is yet to commit to a new contract with the Bianconeri and has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League at Manchester United or Chelsea.

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Bale stung with tax fraud fine


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been hit with a €337,000 fine by the Spanish treasury, according to El Mundo.

The Wales international forward is accused of tax fraud relating to income received from his image rights, with the 29-year-old the latest in a long line of high-profile figures to have experienced such problems in Spain.

Man Utd have explored Pogba alternatives


Red Devils can't find cover for World Cup winner

Manchester United have explored possible alternatives to Paul Pogba, reports the Daily Mail, but have found no suitable options.

The Red Devils are aware of the exit talk surrounding a World Cup-winning midfielder, but consider his commercial value to be too great for them to sanction a sale.

City want Japanese starlet Ritsu Doan this winter


Manchester City want to land Japanese youngster Ritsu Doan in January, the Mirror claims. 

City have been impressed with the 20-year-old's progress at Groningen and are ready to make a move for his services, though the Dutch club would like to hold onto him through this season. 

Waston says he wants out of Vancouver


Kendall Waston says he wants out of Vancouver this winter, but the club says he isn't for sale and won't be traded. 

Speaking to The Province after training on Wednesday, the defender made it clear that he wanted out. 

But Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi was strong in his statements about the defender on Tuesday.

“Nope,” he said when asked if Waston would be moved. “He’s under contract.”


Wolves eye three targets for winter boost


Wolverhampton Wanderers have their eye on three targets for the January window as they look to boost the squad, according to the Birmingham Mail

Divock Origi is among the options the club will look to chase once again after the Liverpool forward was unwilling to move to the club last summer. 

Along with adding another striking option, the club are also looking to add a right wing-back and a midfielder to their player pool. 

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Mourinho told to bite his lip


Manchester United's owners have told Jose Mourinho to bite his lip, according to The Sun

The Portuguese manager's continued outbursts have the Glazers worried that he could end up hurting the brand on a global scale. 

Mourinho's relationship with club legend Paul Scholes is also a worry for the club's owners, who believe it is driving a wedge between the club and its fanbase. 

Juventus and Dortmund interested in Fulham teenager


Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Fulham playmaker Matt O'Riley, reports the Evening Standard.

The 17-year-old signed a professional contract with Fulham in November 2017, and is keen to fight for a spot with the Cottagers first team. 

But O'Riley could be tempted by a move abroad in the summer, with Shakhtar Donetsk and Valencia also interested. 

Dembele has foot out the door at Barca


The France international has alienated team-mates with his behaviour

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele appears set to leave the club in January if an offer arrives, according to Don Balon.

Dembele has turned his team-mates off with his attitude since joining the Blaugrana last summer, arriving late to trainings and showing disdain for fellow Barca players.

Even with Lionel Messi out, the France international failed to get off the bench in Wednesday's win over Inter, a demonstration of where he currently stands at Camp Nou. 

Swansea could lose Roberts and Rodon on free transfers


Swansea are facing the prospect of losing Connor Roberts and Joe Rodon on free transfers, according to The Sun. 

Both Roberts, 23, and Rodon, 21, have attracted Premier League interest with their contracts set to expire at the end of the season. 

The Swans are reluctant to hand big-money deals to the Welsh pair, who appear set to depart the Liberty Stadium. 

Cancelo emerges as right-back option for Barcelona


Barcelona are keeping tabs on Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo, according to Sport

Cancelo only just moved to Juventus from Valencia for €40 million (£35m/$46m) in the summer, but the Blaugrana are seriously considering a huge bid for the 24-year-old.

Barca see Cancelo as the heir apparent to Dani Alves at the right-back position, with the club looking to upgrade on Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo. 

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Leicester interested in Jardim


Leicester City are keeping tabs on Leonardo Jardim, who was recently sacked as Monaco manager, according to Le10Sport

Claude Puel has seen his position come under scrutiny and the Foxes could make a quick offer to Jardim should they decide to sack their current manager. 

Jardim also has a large offer on the table from a Chinese club. 

Newcastle following Vicari


Newcastle have sent scouts to follow SPAL defender Francesco Vicari, reports Calciomercato

The Magpies have struggled mightily this season, and could move for the 24-year-old in January as they look to turn things around.