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Davis wants to remain at Ibrox


New Rangers signing Steven Davis has insisted he wants to remain with the club beyond his six-month loan.

The former Northern Ireland captain joined the Gers on a temporary deal earlier this week amid rumours he plans to search for new ventures in the summer.

However, Davis insisted nothing could be further from the truth.

“The six month thing was done just so I could get out here and join up with the boys,” he told the Daily Star.

Sancho sends warning to Hudson-Odoi


Jadon Sancho would not mind seeing Callum Hudson-Odoi come to the Bundesliga, but warned the teenager the path to success in the Bundesliga is not an easy one.

The Chelsea youngster has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich this winter, but Sancho, has has made a breakthrough for both Dortmund and England, sent a warning to countryman. 

“You have to have a strong mentality," Sancho told reporters. "Focus, sacrifice a lot of things like family – that's a very hard thing to do.”

You can read the full story on Goal

Herrera not ruling out Porto stay


Hector Herrera has not entered negotiations with any club in Serie A and remains open to staying with Porto, according to his agent.

Herrera’s agent Gabriel Moraes told A Bola: “Herrera hasn’t ruled out staying with Porto," before laying out the list of teams his client had not negotiated with yet. 

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And now it's official: Lainez has signed with Betis


The Mexican youngster is headed to La Liga!

Orlando picks up extra draft slot with trade


Orlando City has traded for a second-round pick in Friday's MLS draft, switching rankings in the allocation order with Minnesota United to get the deal done. 

For those unfamiliar with MLS rules, the move will allow Minnesota to jump up to second in the allocation order, the mechanism used to determine which club has first shot at players who meet a certain set of criteria, including select U.S. national team players, elite U.S. youth national team players and players looking to return to MLS having left the league in a transfer deal greater than $500k.

Betis land promising Mexican teen Lainez


Diego Lainez has left Club America training and is flying to Spain to join Real Betis, according to  Televisa .

De Telegraaf  reported that Ajax had agreed to a fee with America, but the Mexico City club would let the player choose which team to sign with. Mexico international Andres Guardado helped recruit the talented teenager to sign in La Liga.

Mata calm over Man United contract


Juan Mata is calm about his contract situation with Manchester United and is uncertain whether he will ever return to Spain in the future.

"I'm calm [about the situation at United]. I'm at the fantastic club that is Manchester United, one of the biggest in the world."

Read his full comments right here on Goal

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Barcelona ready to renew Willian interest


Camp Nou flop Malcom would head to Chelsea in proposed transfer

Barcelona are ready to renew their interest from the summer in Willian with Malcom heading to Stamford Bridge, reports Sky Sports.

The La Liga champions made three bids for Willian this summer, with the final one reported at £55 million ($70m), but ultimately settled on Malcom in a £38m deal from Bordeaux.

But Malcom has failed to make his way into Barca's team leading the club to propose sending him to Chelsea in a deal that would finally bring Willian to Camp Nou.

Watford target Lyon’s Maxwel Cornet


Javi Gracia wants to bring Maxwel Cornet to Vicarage Road, according to the Independent.

The Watford coach believes he needs players of the forward’s capabilities if the Hornets are to challenge for a European place this season.

Cornet is one of a number of talented youth players at Lyon, including the likes of Nabil Fekir and Tanguy Ndombele.

However, the Ivorian is not a regular starter at the Ligue 1 club and Cornet has started just one of their 19 league games this campaign.

Wolves to beat Newcastle to Rogerio signing


Wolves have made a €18m (£16m) bid for Juventus full-back Rogerio.

The defender is currently on loan at Sassuolo, but Tutto Sport have reported that the Old Lady may be recall Rogerio if a deal to sell him permanently can be agreed.

Should such a transfer take place it will come as a blow to Newcastle, who were also rumoured to be interested in the Brazilian.

Dean Smith hopes to raid former club


Aston Villa manager Dean Smith wants to bring his former player Rico Henry to the club this month.

Birmingham Live claim the Villans plan to add some cover at left-back and have identified Henry as their number one target.

Smith is a huge admire of the defender, who he managed at Walsall and Brentford respectively.

Arsenal close to Suarez deal


Goal understands that Arsenal could announce the signing of Denis Suarez in the next few days.

The youngster has been strongly linked with a move to Emirates recently and it appears a deal to sign him on loan until the end of the season is close at hand.

Unai Emery is believed to have played a key role in the deal’s competition, after speaking with the midfielder.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Arsenal and Juventus set to do battle for striker


Kosovan outlet Telegrafi are reporting that Arsenal are keen on securing the services of striker Donis Avdijaj.

However, the Gunners hopes of signing the 22-year-old could be dealt a blow by Juventus, who are also interested in Avdijaj.

Any deal for the Kosvo international would likely take place next summer with his current employers, Dutch side Willem II, not willing to sell this month.

Everton considering Batshuayi offer


Marco Silva could lodge a £18 million ($23m) bid for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

The Belgian returned to Stamford Bridge on Thursday after a a brief loan spell with the Spanish side Valencia, but may be on the move again soon.

Everton have a signing a striker a top priority this month and believe Batshuayi could be the perfect fit.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Van Bommel: Nobody will leave PSV in January


PSV coach Mark van Bommel has said no more of his players will be sold this month.

Nicolas Isimat-Mirin and Bart Ramselaar have already been sold this window by the Dutch champions, but it appears no one else will be allowed to leave the Philips Stadion.

“We can say no. No one is leaving,” is quoted as saying by De Telegraaf.

Should van Bommel’s claims be true then it looks unlikely that Hirving Lozano will be up for sale in January. The striker has been linked with a host of Europe’s top sides in recent weeks.

West Ham rule out Arnautovic sale


Marko Arnautovic will not leave West Ham in January, the club have claimed, that is despite the player’s agent stating Arnautovic wants to leave the club.

"Marko Arnautovic has a contract and we full expect him to honour it. He is not for sale,” the Hammers cub said in an official statement.

The striker is being pursued by an unnamed Chinese club and his agent and brother, Danijel, had earlier called for the Hammers to allow him to leave.

"He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. This is what he wants. It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China,” Arnautovic's agent said.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Sinclair returns to Watford


Jerome Sinclair’s loan to Sunderland has been cut short and he will now return to Vicarage Road.

The 22-year-old was set to spend the remainder of the season on the north east, but Watford have confirmed he has now come back to his parent club.

Sinclair has scored just one goal in 13 league appearances for the Black Cats and has not played in their last five games.

Rice intends West Ham stay


Declan Rice has declared his intent to remain with West Ham, despite reported interest from the two Manchester clubs.

Rice recently penned a new five-and-half year deal in December, seeming to put an end to speculation he would leave the Hammers.

And while he admitted being surprised it too so long to receive an offer, Rice says it would have been "disrespectful" to consider leaving.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Sancho wants Dortmund stay


Jadon Sancho has no desire to leave Borussia Dortmund amid reports of Premier League interest.

After leaving Manchester City, Sancho has become a star at BVB, sparking talk England's top clubs want to bring him back home.

However, Sancho isn't interested in an England return just yet, having worked hard at adjusting to life in Germany.

Read the full story here on Goal!


Southampton plot Lookman move


Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is hoping for a reunion with Everton striker Ademola Lookman, Goal understands.

Lookman fared well under Hasenhuttl last season while the pair were at RB Leipzig.

Currently, Everton seem intent on holding on to their striker, despite limited playing time thus far, but Southampton believe Hasenhuttl may be able to tempt him later this month.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Huddersfield chasing Okazaki


Shinji Okazaki has numerous Premier League teams' interest, with Huddersfield among them, according to Sky Sports.

The 32-year-old striker has been relegated to a substitute's role this season, making just a single start in the league with 12 appearances off the bench.

But multiple English teams would like to have him, including the Terriers, who have scored a league-fewest 13 goals in 21 games and sit bottom of the table.

BVB's Watzke drops Werner and Hazard transfer hint


One of Timo Werner or Thorgan Hazard has already agreed to a move to a club other than Borussia Dortmund, according to BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

RB Leipzig's Werner has drawn the interested of several big European clubs while Hazard reportedly has Premier League teams interested in prying him away from Borussia Monchengladbach.

However, despite Dortmund's reported interest in both players, Watzke claims one has already sealed a move elsewhere.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Spurs seeking to sign Grillitsch


Tottenham are keen on landing Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old Austria international is said to have an £18 million ($23m) buy-out clause in his contract.

Tarkowski talk baffles Burnley


Talk of James Tarkowski potentially leaving Burnley for Liverpool has been branded “phantom stuff” by Clarets boss Sean Dyche.

It had been suggested that the Reds were keen to take the England international on loan, only to be told that he would cost £50 million ($64m).

Read the full story on Goal!


Emery only able to do loan deals


Arsenal will not be making any permanent signings during the January transfer window, Unai Emery has confirmed.

He has said: "We cannot make payments to sign players. We can only loan players."

Check out the full story on Goal!

Ighalo keen on Premier League return


Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo is eager to secure a return to the Premier League, claims Sky Sports.

The Nigeria international left English football in January 2017 as part of a lucrative agreement which took him to Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai.

Mourinho rules out return at Benfica


Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return to management at Benfica, with the Portuguese not intending to head back to his homeland after being dismissed by Manchester United.

He has told Correio da Manha TV: "I do not like feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal."

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West Ham intend to keep Arnautovic


Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to see Marko Arnautovic remain at West Ham amid reports of interest from Chelsea and China.

The Hammers boss has said: "We know Marko is a very good player so maybe a lot of clubs will want him to play for their team. But, at the moment he is a West Ham player and we want to keep him."

Mata & Young in Man Utd talks


Juan Mata and Ashley Young remain in talks regarding fresh terms at Manchester United, according to ESPN.

The Red Devils duo have, along with Ander Herrera, entered the final six months of their current contracts but are in discussions regarding possible extensions.

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Frenkie De Jong to stay at Ajax until the summer


Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong will remain in Amsterdam until the end of the season, as he revealed on the club's official Twitter account.

The 21-year-old has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester City in recent months, but he intends to see out the second half of the campaign with his current employers.

De Jong sent the message to fans on social media: "I am certainly not leaving this winter. I am 100 per cent staying until the summer."

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PSG interested in Ajax midfielder Van de Beek


Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek is the subject of interest from Paris Saint Germain, according to L'Equipe via Football News France.

PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique is a keen admirer of the 21-year-old and hopes to negotiate a deal during the January transfer window.

Despite Van de Beek being under contract until 2022, Ajax are willing to listen to offers at around €20m ($23m, £18m) for the youngster who has contributed four goals and five assists in the Eredivisie this season.

Skriniar shoots down Man Utd talk


Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has rejected speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The 23-year-old is a rumoured target for the Red Devils, with several publications suggesting that he will complete a switch to Old Trafford in January.

Skriniar has rebuked those claims, however, calling out a newspaper for false reports on Instagram: "You write things that you don’t even know.

“You are sh*t. Now write an article on this.”

Read the full story on Goal.

Bohui could leave Man United amid Barca & Monaco interest


Teenage Manchester United forward  Josh Bohui could leave the club on a free transfer in the summer, with his current contract set to expire.

According to The Sun, the 19-year-old has rejected previous offers of a new contract and now Barcelona and AS Monaco could swoop in to seal his signature.

Former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho selected Bohui to participate in the club's pre-season tour of the United States and he has been a regular in United's U-23 team this season.

Chelsea could report Bayern to FIFA


Blues will act if evidence of 'tapping up'


Chelsea will report Bayern Munich to FIFA if there is any evidence that the Bundesliga side have 'tapped up' winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Bayern have made a fourth bid for the 18-year-old worth £35 million, with the Blues currently deciding whether or not to accept the latest offer.

But they will also look to take action against the Bavarians, should they find that Niko Kovac's side illegally approached their player.

Nizaar Kinsella has the full details HERE!


Man Utd recall two loan players 🔴



Manchester United have confirmed that goalkeeper Joel Pereira and midfielder Matty Willock have both been recalled from loan spells.

Back-up keeper Pereira had been with Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal, with Willock having been brought back from his spell with St Mirren.

Reports have suggested that Pereira will now link with Championship side Reading, who United beat 2-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Batshuayi will return to Chelsea in January


According to Valencia's Sporting Director Mateu Alemany, Michy Batshuayi's loan spell in Spain will be brought to a close this month.

Alemany stated at a news conference on Thursday: "The player knows [of his departure] and we hope that it can be solved soon for the good of all parties."

The Belgian striker will return to Chelsea six months ahead of schedule, after scoring just once in 15 La Liga appearances.

Chelsea urged to sign Piatek


Ex-Chelsea star Pat Nevin believes his former club should take note of Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek as they look to strengthen their attacking options.

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is said to be a target for the Blues, but Nevin's is not convinced that he is the right type of player for the London club.

Read Nevin's full quotes on Goal

Athletic Club re-sign Gomez


Athletic Club have once again signed Ibai Gomez, the Basque Country side announced on Thursday.

The 29-year-old forward made the switch to Alaves in 2016, making 101 Liga appearances and scoring 13 goals for the side.

Gomez's official presentation will take place on Friday.

Sporting want €105m from Atletico Madrid


Portuguese side Sporting CP are preparing to take Atletico Madrid to court over the transfer of Gelson Martins, according to A Bola.

Martins joined Atleti in the wake of a mass exodus at Sporting following a training ground incident in which several players were attacked.

The winger's party felt the incident was enough to see his contract rescinded and a free move to the Spanish capital followed.

Sporting will not give up on remuneration, however, with the Liga NOS side ready to ask for around €105 million in compensation.

Hudson-Odoi urged to stay at Chelsea


Marcos Alonso has urged team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain at Chelsea amid interest from Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga side have launched a £35 million bid for the young attacker, but Alonso sees no reason why the 18-year-old shouldn't be patient and wait for his time at Stamford Bridge.

Read Alonso's full quotes on Goal

Benfica set for Mourinho talks


Jose heading home?

Benfica are set to meet Jose Mourinho in the coming days, with the Portuguese club ready to meet whatever demands the former Man Utd boss requires, according to A Bola.

Club president Luis Filipe Vieira stated on Monday that 'money is not an issue' in terms of wages for the former Man Utd boss, although links to Real Madrid continue to persist.

Leicester's Diabate joins Sivasspor


Leicester City forward Fousseni Diabate has joined Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor on loan until the end of the season, the club has announced.

Having joined The Foxes in 2018, the 23-year-old has made 19 appearances and scored two goals since his arrival, but now links up with a side chasing European qualification until the summer transfer window.

Chelsea urged to sign Arnautovic


Steve Sidwell believes that Chelsea's money would be better spent on West Ham's Marko Arnautovic rather than Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

The ex-Blue feels that his former team-mate would fit perfectly in the Stamford Bridge dressing room and feels the Hammers hitman represents better value for money than the Englishman.

Read Sidwell's full quotes on Goal

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Solskjaer told to spend £100m on Koulibaly


Napoli star seen as Red Devils answer to Van Dijk

Manchester United need to match the ambition of their rivals and invest a record-breaking £100 million ($128m) in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, former Red Devil David May has said.

Citing Liverpool's transformation after the arrival of Virgil van Dijk as an example, May feels that a club of United's means and stature should not hold back in recruiting one of the world's most highly rated centre-backs.

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'Liverpool need two new strikers'


Ex-Liverpool man John Aldridge believes his former side need to recruit two new strikers.

Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge started up front against Wolves in the FA Cup and, despite the former scoring, put in an altogether unconvincing display.

Aldridge does credit Jurgen Klopp with getting rid of some 'deadwood' at the club, but feels further improvements are required in terms of squad depth.

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Rangers want Kent on permanent deal


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is hopeful that he will be able tie down on-loan Liverpool winger Ryan Kent to a permanent deal, the Daily Star reports.

The 22-year-old has impressed since arriving at Ibrox but is unlikely to unseat Sadio Mane or Mo Salah before the end of his contract at Anfield.

As such, a transfer to Glasgow could be in the best interests of both parties.

Sevilla close in on Wober


Ajax centre-back Maximilian Wöber is on the verge a move to Sevilla according to Estadio Deportivo.

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has confirmed talks have taken place ahead of a mooted January transfer.

Wober has featured in 16 matches across all competitions for the Dutch giants this season.

No bids from Dortmund for Hazard


Borussia Dortmund have not launched a £38 million ($48.5m) bid for Thorgan Hazard, according to HLN.

Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur claims that no formal bid has been made for the Borussia Monchengladbach winger, although Dortmund are hopeful of a summer deal.

Chelsea also have the option to bring Hazard back to Stamford Bridge, but they may not exercise that right.

Real Madrid close to an agreement with Icardi


Inter striker Mauro Icardi is on the verge of agreeing terms on a move to Real Madrid, Don Balon claims.

The Argentine centre-forward is set to sign a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and will become one of the club's highest earners.

Icardi has scored 13 goals across all competitions for Inter this season.

Real Madrid on verge of signing Chechu


Malaga defender Jose Martinez Lopez is close to securing a move to Real Madrid, according to Marca.

The 17-year-old, known as Chechu, has been capped three times by Spain at U-17 level and has been tipped for a bright future at the highest level.

Real Madrid could make him their second signing of the week, having already purchased Brahim Diaz from Manchester City.

Perisic price tag drops 40% amid Man United interest


Inter Milan have dropped their asking price for Croatian winger Ivan Perisic from £50m ($64m) to £30m ($38m) according to Tuttosport via the Mirror.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 29-year-old in recent months and they might be tempted to swoop before the January transfer window closes.

Perisic has contributed three goals and two assists in 17 matches for Inter in Serie A this season.

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Genoa and Napoli reach agreement for Kouame


Genoa striker Christian Kouame could be on his way to Napoli, after successful negotiations between the two clubs.

According to Calcio Mercato, Juventus are also still in the race to secure the 21-year-old's signature and they have made contact with Genoa in an attempt to usurp Napoli.

Kouame has featured in 19 Serie A matches this season, scoring three goals and contributing three assists.

Schelotto adds his brother, former coach Kinnear to Galaxy staff


Things are coming together for Guillermo Barros Schelotto with the LA Galaxy, the club's new head coach having added both his brother and former Galaxy interim coach Dom Kinnear to his coaching staff on Wednesday. 

The Galaxy still have one big decision to make ahead of the season starting, however

Roma still working on Malinovskyi deal


Italian side Roma are still working on a deal to bring Ruslan Malinovskyi to the club from Genk, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. 

The club have an agreement in place with the player and his agents, but Genk are still asking for €12​ million (£​11m/$14m) and have rejected an offer of €10m already, leaving the Serie A side looking for a fitting price for the midfielder. 

Mourinho free to return to management


Manchester United have left Jose Mourinho free to return to management after paying out his full £15 million ($19m) compensation package, according to the Daily Mail

The fact that he was paid out leaves him free to return to the sideline, though the report claims that Mourinho has not been contacted by Real Madrid about a return to the club in recent days. 

Gimenez wants Godin to stay with Atletico


Jose Gimenez hopes to be able to play alongside Diego Godin at Atletico Madridfor a long time as the veteran defender continues to be linked with Inter.

The veteran is out of contract at the end of the season and is drawing interest from around Europe. 

But his club and international team-mate is hoping he'll decide to stay on with the Spanish side. 

"I hope Diego is my partner for a long time," he said after Wednesday's Copa del Rey contest. 

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Bartomeu personally involved in Suarez transfer saga


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is getting personally involved with the Denis Suarez transfer drama this winter, according to Marca

The Barca boss promised the 25-year-old that he could leave the club, and Suarez has made his want to join Arsenal well known. 

But the two clubs have not yet come to an agreement on a deal, and Bartomeu​ is now trying to figure out how to keep his word to the player, with a loan featuring a compulsory purchase option now looking like the best bet to get a deal done. 

Simeone coy on Morata links


Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was coy when asked about his club’s interest in disgruntled Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata, saying he could not “confirm or deny anything” about the transfer market.  

"I don't speak about players that aren't with us, only those that are," he said following Wednesday's draw with Girona

Goal reported on Wednesday that Atletico had joined the race to sign the forward, with the sides set to discuss a possible loan deal in the coming days. 

You can read Simeone's full remarks right here!


Ciny and Union pull off trade ahead of MLS draft


With the MLS SuperDraft just days away the Philadelphia Union and expansion side FC Cincinnati have announced a deal that will leave the first-year club loaded with picks. 

In exchange, the Union could pick up as much as $200k in allocation money. 

Herrera still wants contract with Man Utd


Ander Herrera remains in contract talks with Manchester United and is happy to continue looking for a solution with the Premier League club despite interest from Athletic Bilbao, Sky Sports reports. 

The midfielder is thought to be enjoying life at Old Trafford but has been free to talk to other teams since January 1. 

Real Salt Lake re-sign midfielder


Real Salt Lake have inked midfielder Luke Mulholland to a new deal ahead of the 2019 MLS season. 

Mulholland​ is set for his sixth season with the club, having joined from the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the former NASL​.

Ramsey agrees to join Juventus


The Arsenal midfielder will join the Serie A champions in the summer

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has agreed to join Juventus in the summer, reports The Guardian.

Ramsey will leave the Gunners on a free transfer, and will sign a five-year deal with Juventus worth £36 million (€40m/$46m). 

The 28-year-old was unable to agree terms on a new deal with Arsenal, and will leave the club after 10 years. 

Liverpool make loan move for Tarkowski


Liverpool have made an approach to take Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski on loan, claims The Sun. 

The Reds are currently facing an injury crisis in defense, and were forced to field 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever in Monday's FA Cup defeat to Wolves

But Burnley are very reluctant to let their defensive star go, and will demand £50 million ($64m) for Tarkowski.

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Chelsea could report Bayern to FIFA over Hudson-Odoi


Chelsea will report Bayern Munich to FIFA if they find the German club has tampered with Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to the Daily Mail. 

Bayern have made several bids for the teenage star, with Chelsea thus far turning them all down in an attempt to keep Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge. 

The Blues are currently searching for evidence that the Bundesliga side made an illegal approach for Hudson-Odoi. 

Man Utd cool Milenkovic interest


Jose Mourinho's departure has seen Manchester United cool their interest in Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, reports ESPN FC. 

The Portuguese was keen on the 21-year-old Serbia international, with an eye toward a bid in January. 

But United have now prioritised other defensive targets, including Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly Inter's Milan Skriniar.

Cavani turns down China move


PSG star Edinson Cavani has turned down a move to Dalian Yifang, according to Le10Sport. 

The Chinese club are closing in on hiring ex-Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim as their manager and were looking to make a splash on the transfer market. 

But Cavani isn't interested for now, with Atletico MadridChelsea and Napoli all keen on the 31-year-old.