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Cook expects Wilson to remain at Bournemouth


Bournemouth defender Steve Cooke does not expect his team-mate Callum Wilson to leave the club this month.

“I have been here a long, long time now so I have seen players come and go and be linked with clubs,” he told the Express.

“That is natural because we have done ever so well and if Callum keeps scoring the goals I am sure it is going to be a tough thing to keep hold of him.

“But I can’t remember the last player we sold that was a big part of the gaffer’s plans so that says all we need to know.

“Maybe for the manager it will be a relief when the transfer window closes, but for us players it is normal."

Benitez remains tight-lipped on transfer plans


Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was giving nothing away about his transfer plans during a recent interview with the Chronicle.

Amid rumours that owner Mike Ashley is considering taking the club off the market and investing more money into his squad Benitez said: “I will not talk [about whether we're close to any new signings].”

“I will just keep working and get the best from these players. My idea is... you know what my idea is, but we have to concentrate on what we have.”

Midland rivals Vila and West Brom want Mings


Aston Villa and West Brom are hoping to sign Tyrone Mings on loan to the end of the season, claims the Daily Mail.

The defender has fallen out of favour at the Vitality and has made just five Premier League appearances for the Cherries, four of which have come from the bench.

Villa are lacking resources in defence with Axel Tuanzebe injured and have conceded 10 in their last four.

As for Albion, only one side in the top nine have let in more goals than Darren Moore’s men.

Man United and Chelsea set to do battle for Bristol City youngster


Antoine Semenyo has attracted the attention of some of England’s top sides, with both Manchester United and Chelsea keen on securing his services.

According to TEAMtalk, Bristol are holding out for a bid of around £2m on the teenager, who is currently on loan at Newport County.

The winger has played 30 games this season for the League Two outfit and has registered six goals.

Mepham Bournemouth-bound


Chris Mepham looks set to complete a £13m move to Bournemouth this week.

The defender was left out of the Brentford side for their 4-2 win against Rotherham on Saturday and the Daily Mail are reporting Mepham is now on the verge of moving to the south coast.

Mepham has made 22 league appearances for the Bees this season and is a Wales international.

Downing set to leave Middlesbrough


Middlesbrough are open to offers for winger Stewart Downing, clam the Telegraph.

The experienced midfielder has a clause in his contract that means he will receive a pay rise should he play one more game for his boyhood club this season.

Boro, however, are keen to reduce their wage bill and see Downing’s departure as a possible remedy for this.

AC Milan make Groeneveld bid


AC MIlan have approached Club Brugges over the possibility of signing Danjuma Groeneveld.

According to Calciomercato, the Italian giants are keen to add the winger to their ranks this month having identified younger talent as a priority in the market.

Groeneveld has previously played for PSV Eindhoven and has already been called up to the Dutch national squad.

Redknapp criticises Klopp for decision to sell Clyne


Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has criticised Jurgen Klopp’s decision to allow Nathaniel Clyne to leave the club earlier this month.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the pundit said: “Alexander-Arnold, was he not quite fit? I can't understand the decision to let Clyne go out.

“I know you can play James Milner at right-back and I know he can fill in anywhere. He's such an important player but it makes you wonder why he let Clyne go out at this moment.

“I don't quite understand that."

Palmieri deal could lessen Higuain cost


The Daily Star are reporting that any deal for Chelsea to sign Gonzalo Higuain could be impacted on by Juventus’ pursuit of Emerson Palmieri.

They claim the initial loan deal to bring the striker to Stamford Bridge is expected to be around £9m ($12m), but should the Blues wish to sign him permanent next summer they might have to fork out as much as £35m ($45m).

However, given Juve’s interest in Palmieri, a deal for the Brazilian could lessen the cost for Chelsea to sign Higuain.

Should Maurizio Sarri allow Palmieri to leave, he is believed to be valued around £15m ($19m).

Weigl not leaving Dortmund this month, says Zorc


Borussia Dortmund sporting director has dismissed talk of Julian Weigl leaving the club in January.

The midfielder has made just five Bundesliga appearances this season and has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Roma this month.

However, Zorc insists he will not be sold this winter, telling ZDF: "He will definitely stay with us until the end of the season."

PSG hope to seal De Jong deal in next round of talks


Paris Saint-Germain are moving in on the signing of Ajax star Frenkie de Jong.

The Ligue 1 side have moved ahead of Barcelona and Manchester City in the race to land the 21-year-old and were reported to have had talks with the Dutch side on Friday.

And Sport reports PSG have already scheduled the next round of talks, where the club's directors will try to hammer out a deal with Ajax.

Icardi demands €7.5m salary in Inter talks


Inter have begun talks with and Mauro Icardi's agent over a new contract and have a big bridge to gap before an agreement will be reached.

The Serie A side are keen to tie the Argentine striker to a new deal, even though his current one has two and a half years left on it.

Inter will offer the 25-year-old a €6 million salary initially, according to Calciomercato, but his agent wants him to be the second highest paid player in the league, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, demanding €7.5m per year excluding bonuses.

Wolves teen Sondergaard signs new deal


Wolves have handed 18-year-old goalkeeper Andreas Sondergaard to a new two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Dane joined the Premier League side from Odense Boldklub last January and has impressed in the Under 23s this season.

Real Madrid agree to sign €50m Militao


Man Utd & Chelsea target set for summer move

Real Madrid will trigger Eder Militao's €50 million (£44m/$57m) release clause to sign him from Porto at the end of the season, AS claims.

The Spanish side have already reached a verbal agreement with the 21-year-old defender, who was targeted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, and will tie him to a six-year contract once they wrap up talks with Porto.

Joachim Low to take charge at Real Madrid?


Joachim Low has been tipped to take over as the next Real Madrid coach by Bernd Schuster.

The Germany coach admitted last month that he would be interested in taking over the European champions when he returns to club football.

Schuster says he would not be surprised to see the 58-year-old in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu and has already raised the topic with president Florentino Perez.

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Watford and Lyon in talks for Cornet


Watford are in talks to sign Maxwel Cornet from LyonSky Sports reports.

The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international has featured intermittently for the Ligue 1 side this season, making 14 appearances in all competitions.

The Vicarage Road side are also interested in signing South Korea international Kim Min-Jae from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

Chelsea beat Man City to Barcelona teen


Chelsea look set to beat Manchester City to the signing of Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba, Sport says.

The Premier League side have been in touch with the 16-year-old midfielder's representatives and believe they have a good chance of landing him.

Chelsea are convinced Moriba, who has made four UEFA Youth League appearances with Barca's Under 19s this term, has a great future ahead of him and is capable of developing into a first-team star at Stamford Bridge.

They faced competition from City among others, but appear destined to snap up the teenager.

Moses to swap Chelsea for Turkey


Fenerbahce are close to signing Victor Moses from Chelsea, according to in Turkey.

The 28-year-old has been out of favour at Stamford Bridge since Maurizio Sarri took charge, and the Istanbul side are ready to step in to bring him out of the cold.

The Turkish giants are hoping to confirm the deal as early as Monday.

Darmian set to join Juventus


Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to complete a loan move to Juventus, report Gazzetto Dello Sport.

The Italian is expected to complete a move for  £3m (€3.4m) to the Italian champions in a deal that will see him spend the rest of the season in Serie A.

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Watford keen on Korean defender Kim


Watford are keeping tabs on South Korea defender Min-Jae Kim of Japanese J-League side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, according to Sky Sports.

The central defender has 15 appearances for his national team but missed the 2018 World Cup through injury.


Krkic eyeing possible MLS move


Bojan Krkic is in talks to call time on his career at Stoke City to join Brad Friedel's New England Revolution in MLS, report the Sun on Sunday.

The Croatian has played 13 times in the Championship for the struggling potters this season having spent much of the last two seasons on loan at Alaves and Mainz, but a big-money move to the US could prove too tempting for the former Barcelona forward. 

Pochettino looking at academy before transfer market


Mauricio Pochettino says he will be more likely to find a short-term replacement for the injured Harry Kane amongst the club's academy prospects than in the transfer market, according to the Evening Standard.

The England striker is out until at least March, and the manager singled out 16-year-old Troy Parrott and 20-year-old Kazaiah Sterling as the next potential superstars to come out of the Spurs ranks.

AC Milan fail in bid for Wolves target


Napoli have turned down a bid from AC Milan Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to Sky Italia.

The 21 year-old has reportedly been on the radar of Tottenham and Wolves, but Milan's bid to bring him in on loan for the rest if the season has failed. 

Giroud defends Chelsea switch


Olivier Giroud has said he had little option but to leave Arsenal for Chelsea, according to the Daily Star.

The France forward had found his playing time limited ahead of making the switch from North to West London in January 2018, before picking up the FA Cup with the Blues in May.

Giroud said: “It was not my choice but it was a great opportunity for me to show my determination to carry on playing in the Premier League, especially for a big club like Chelsea.

“I settled well, we won the FA Cup and I had an opportunity to play more than when I was at Arsenal." 


Arsenal to go head to head with Monaco over Gelson


Arsenal will fight Monaco to bring in Atletico Madrid's Gelson Martins on loan for the rest of the season, report O Globo.

The Portuguese looks certain to leave Atletico in January and will now choose between spending the rest of the season in either North London or with Thierry Henry's Ligue 1 strugglers.

Balotelli the only striker on Marseilles radar


Mario Balotelli is the only striker on Marseilles coach Rudi Garcia's radar in January, report Telefoot.

Garcia is only interested in bringing in the former Liverpool and Man City striker and is prepared for the team to go without attacking reinforcements if the deal fails to happen. 

Higuain out of Milan squad for Genoa game


Gonzalo Higuain is not in AC Milan's squad to face Genoa today with the striker's move to Chelsea seemingly drawing nearer.

Milan boss Genaro Gattuso said: "We had a poor training session today due to all these rumours.

"We spoke after the training session and I did not consider him ready for this game"

The Argentinean is reportedly set to link back up with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge after Alvaro Morata agreed a move to Atletico Madrid.

Puel to rule on Silva loan switch


Leicester's Andre Silva has agreed terms to join Bordeaux on loan, according to L'Equipe. 

The Portuguese played for the club's youth set-up between 1998-2000 and is now waiting on Foxes boss Claude Puel to approve the deal.

Godin set for Inter switch?


Diego Godin wants to swap La Liga for Serie A and depart Atletico Madrid to join Inter, according to the latter’s CEO Beppe Marotta, per Calcio Mercato.

The Uruguay international has spent the past decade of his career in Spain, having initially signed for Villarreal in 2007 before switching to Atletico in 2010.

Marotta however is confident that the 32-year-old, who was named in the 2018 World Cup Team of the Tournament last year in Russia, can be lured to the Milan club.

N'Koudou to swap Spurs for Besiktas


Besiktas have made a loan offer to take France youth international Georges-Kevin N’Koudou on a temporary basis from Tottenham, reports L’Equipe.

The winger is thought to be currently surplus to plans for Mauricio Pochettino and had previously been linked with a number of clubs back in his homeland.

However, the Turkish giants have now emerged as favourites to take N’Koudou away from his current club in North London.

Watford chasing South Korea defender Kim Min-Jae


Watford look set to launch a £6m ($7.7m) move for South Korea star Kim Min-Jae, according to the Daily Mail.

The Hornets are looking to bolster their defensive options and have highlighted the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors man as a target.

They look set to go toe-to-toe with Beijing Guoan for the 22-year-old, who is currently on Asian Cup duty with his country.

Madrid chasing Romania youngster Florin


Real Madrid are eyeing up a swoop for Villarreal youngster Andrei Florin, with Los Blancos hoping to secure the 20-year-old before a bidding war can ensue, per AS Sport.

The Champions League holders are looking for a right-back to bolster their Castilla ranks and have highlighted the Romanian as a prospective target.

Florin is expected to represent his country at this year’s coming under-21s European Championships, where he is likely to put himself more publicly onto the market.

Nantes target Marseille man Germain


FC Nantes will look to replace Emiliano Sala with Marseille striker Valere Germain, according to Le 10 Sport.

The 28-year-old has struggled at OM this season and may see a move to their Ligue 1 rivals as a way to revive his campaign.

Cardiff City secured a deal for Sala yesterday that has subsequently left Nantes without their number nine of choice up front.

Arsenal want Overmars as technical director


Arsenal are targeting former winger Marc Overmars to fill the role of technical director at the club, believing he can help solve their recruitment problems, according to the Mirror.

With Sven Mislintat rumoured to be set to leave the club, the Gunners are thought to be looking to court their ex-player, who is currently director of football with Ajax.

The 45-year-old played for Arsenal between 1997 and 2000, winning the Double with the Emirates Stadium outfit in 1998.

O'Neill eyes up McClean as first Forest purchase


Stoke City man James McClean could be set to reunite with new Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill as the Irishman looks to bring the Potters player to the City Ground, per the Independent.

The pair worked together at Sunderland, where the winger was handed his Premier League debut eight years ago, and O’Neill wants to secure him as his first signing.

McClean looks likely to be limited for game-time under new boss Nathan Jones at the bet365 Stadium, after being benched across the former Luton coach’s first run of games.

Suarez drops social media hints on Arsenal switch


Barcelona winger Denis Suarez appeared to drop a big hint that he is set to make the switch to Arsenal after he liked posts relating to their victory over Chelsea on social media, says the Daily Star.

The Spaniard has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks, though the Gunners are believed to be only keen on a loan option while the player pursues a permanent deal.

After the club’s derby win over the Blues in the Premier League on Saturday however, Suarez took to Instagram where he liked several official posts celebrating Arsenal’s positive result.

Hayden stays unless replacement found, says Benitez


Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is insistent on keeping hold of Issac Hayden, unless the Magpies can find a suitable replacement, states the Newcastle Chronicle.

The midfielder wants to leave St James’ Park and head south in order to be closer to his family, with Aston Villa and West Brom reported to be interested in his services.

Benitez however, who has often struggled to get transfers over the line on Tyneside, is adamant that he would need to find an additional player in Hayden’s position before sanctioning an exit.

Gunners to offer Ozil for Rodriguez swap


Arsenal are prepared to offer out-of-favour Mesut Ozil to Bayern Munich as part of a deal to tempt James Rodriguez to England, reports Don Balon.

The Colombia international, who is on loan at the Bavarian outfit from Real Madrid, has been heavily linked with an early recall to Los Blancos after growing dissatisfied in Germany.

The Gunners hope however to bring him to the Premier League and to offer Ozil, who has been limited in recent weeks under Unai Emery, in return to the Bundesliga holders.

Rooney: United should go "all out" for Poch


Ex-Red Devils man thinks Ole Gunner Solskjaer deserves shot too

Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney thinks the club should go ‘all out’ for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as they look to find a new permanent manager.

The 33-year-old, who currently plays for D. C. United and bowed out for England in a final game last November, believes that current caretaker Ole Gunner Solskjaer should also be given a chance.

But if the Molde manager returns to his own parent club in Norway, Rooney believes that the Spurs man is the best possible replacement the Red Devils could find for the departed Jose Mourinho.

Read the full story on Goal here!

Arter to cut Cardiff stay short as Cherries mull offers


Bournemouth striker Harry Arter’s season-long loan spell with Cardiff looks set to be brought to an early conclusion as the Cherries consider permanent offers for the player, says the Independent.

The 29-year-old did not feature for the Bluebirds in their 3-0 defeat against Newcastle on Saturday and could be recalled from Wales imminently.

The forward is reportedly a target of interest from Premier League rivals Watford as well as Championship outfit Aston Villa.

Fekir holding off on future for now


Lyon forward Nabil Fekir says that he expects to make a decision regarding his future closer to the end of the season, according to Le Progres.

The Chelsea and Liverpool target has been long linked with a switch to the Premier League but could be set instead to pledge his future to the Ligue 1 outfit he has spent all his senior career with.

Fekir was a member of France’s World Cup-winning squad in Russia last year, coming off the bench as a substitute in the final against Croatia.

Wolves make decision on Jimenez future


Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says that the club will wait until the end of the season before looking to secure on-loan striker Raul Jimenez on a permanent deal, per the Mirror.

The Mexico international is on loan at Molineux from Benfica and has impressed since arriving, setting up Diego Jota for the winning goal in their 4-3 victory over Leicester City on Saturday.

Santo however has stated that there will be no rushed decisions regarding the forward’s future, and that the matter of a full move will be dealt with in due course.

Bayern and Madrid both keen on Kane


Spurs striker to leave if club falls short of Champions League

Bayern Munich is the preferred destination of Tottenham forward Harry Kane if the England captain elects to exit the Premier League at the end of the season, reports Don Balon.

The Spurs striker, who is currently sidelined until March, is apparently looking to secure Champions League football for 2019-20 should the North London side fail to qualify this year.

Real Madrid are also in the hunt for the 25-year-old, who will miss his side’s European knockout ties with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League round-of-16.

Scholes to land Oldham gig


Paul Scholes is set to land his first managerial gig with Oldham Athletic, according to The Sun

The Manchester United legend is expected to be announced as the League Two club's boss on Sunday. 

Arnautovic's China move called off


Marko Arnautovic's move to China is off after Guangzhou Evergrande pulled out of the deal, the Daily Mail reports. 

The Chinese side decided against the proposed £45 million ($58m) deal​ for the Austrian, though the extended window in the Asian nation see the club come back in for him, with West Ham already lining up replacements. 


Modric wants to extend Madrid stay


Luka Modric says he wants to extend his time with Real Madrid

The Ballon d'Or winner is under contract through 2020 but told reporters that he would like to stay past the end of his current deal.

 "My desire is to stay here for more time," he said. "I am as happy as I was on the first day."

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Club America eye up NYRB star


Could Alejandro Romero Gamarra, known simply as Kaku, be Club America's replacement for Diego Lainez? 

The Liga MX giant recently sold their talented young star to Real Betis, and ESPN Mexico is now claiming that New York Red Bulls star Kaku is being lined up as a replacement. 

The 24-year-old netted six times and added 14 assists in his first season with New York. 

Higuain to be among Prem's top earners


Argentine to earn £270,000-a-week with the Blues

Gonzalo Higuain is set to be among the top five earners in the Premier League when the forward signs with Chelsea, according to The Star

The report claims the Argentine will be earning £270,000-a-week​ when he signs on loan until the end of the season. 

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Marotta has 'no doubts' over new Icardi deal


Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta insisted the club have "no doubts" Mauro Icardi will sign a new contract​. 

The forward has been linked with a move away from the club to the likes of Real Madrid, but the club CEO has now backed his wife and agent's claim that he would be staying put. 

"We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa," Marotta told DAZN.

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D.C. United lands Pines as homegrown player


MLS side D.C. United has reached an agreement with Donovan Pines, a defender out of the University of Maryland, as a homegrown player, according to The Washington Post

The 20-year-old was a star in the back for Maryland's NCAA title team last season. 

Ramsey's Juve move called 'sickening'


Former Arsenal star Martin Keown has slammed his former employers for allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave for Juventus, a decision he described as "sickening". 

The midfielder is set to sign a five-year deal with the Italian side this summer as his contract with the Gunners runs out. 

“I find it a little bit sickening that he’s going to be leaving, they’re trying to make progress and one player who was singly so important won’t be a part of Arsenal’s future,” he told BT Sport

Read his full comments here!

Man City prepare bid for Rudy


Manchester City are set to make a shock loan offer for Schalke's Sebastian Rudy, claims the Sun.

Pep Guardiola, who saw the midfielder in action in the Bundesliga during his time in charge at Bayern Munich, sees Rudy as perfect cover for Fernandinho in the engine room.

West Ham to continue talks over Maxi Gomez


West Ham United are set to continue negotiations with Celta this week over striker Maxi Gomez, according to the Daily Mail.

Gomez, 22, is seen as the perfect replacement for Marko Arnautovic, who was left out of the Hammers squad this weekend amid rumours he will be leaving the club.

But the Uruguayan will not be allowed to leave unless West Ham get close to his buyout clause of £44 million ($56m).

Hudson-Odoi to reject £85,000 a week Chelsea deal to move to Bayern


Teenager sees Bundesliga as best chance of regular football

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is poised to reject a huge pay rise from his club in favour of a move to Bayern Munich, claims the Daily Mail.

The 18 year old is prioritising his opportunity for regular first-team football over a new £85,000 a week deal, and believes that the Bundesliga will aid his development more than a fringe role at Stamford Bridge.

Barca target De Jong to decide future this week


Ajax star Frenkie de Jong has set Wednesday as the deadline for the decision over his footballing future, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The midfielder is sought after by Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City for a transfer that would go through at the end of the current season.

And after receiving visits from delegations representing both Barca and PSG in recent days, he is ready to make a final call this week.

Mbappe leaves door open for Madrid switch


Kylian Mbappe has admitted he could one day move to Real Madrid.

In comments reported by AS, the PSG wonderkid said after his hat-trick against Guingamp: "I'm fine here, but in football - and the future, you never know".

You can read his full comments here on Goal!


Bernardo a transfer target for Real Madrid


Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has emerged as a top transfer target for Real Madrid, claims the Mirror.

The midfielder has become a key part of Pep Guardiola's City plans and is seen as a long term successor to David Silva as playmaker.

But his talents have also caught the eye at the Bernabeu, with the Portugal part of a list of transfer targets for the summer window.