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Everton defender Holgate set for January loan

2018-12-09T21:56:26Z

England U21 defender Mason Holgate is in line for a January loan move after falling down the pecking order at Everton, according to The Mirror.

Holgate signed a new five-year contract last season but has struggled for opportunities since Marco Silva was appointed as manager.

At 22, Holgate needs to be playing regular football, and it's claimed that a number of Premier League and Championship clubs are interested in loaning him for the second half of the season.

Berbatov backs Lukaku amid United exit talk

2018-12-09T20:17:23Z

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is worth 'more than just goals' according to former Red Devils forward Dimitar Berbatov.

Recent reports have suggested that Lukaku could be on his way out of Old Trafford in the near future after what has been a disappointing campaign so far.

Juventus have been touted as a potential destination for the Belgian, but Berbatov believes United must keep hold of their star striker:

"Why do people concentrate on this [goalscoring drought]?" Berbatov said.

"Strikers are more than just goals now. How is that going to help Lukaku when there are constantly people saying how long he didn't score a goal for."

Read Berbatov's quotes in full on Goal.

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Richarlison in for a rough ride on Vicarage Road return - Deeney

2018-12-09T19:40:42Z

Watford captain Troy Deeney jokingly suggested former team-mate Richarlison can expect some rough treatment when he faces his old club for Everton on Monday.

Brazilian forward Richarlison impressed during his one season at Vicarage Road last term following a switch from Fluminense in August 2017.

It was seen as a real coup for the Hornets when they landed him, and his promising campaign saw Everton pay a figure reported to be in the region of £45 million ($57.4m) to sign the forward ahead of this season.

Read the full story on Goal. 

Fekir would be welcome at Bayern - Coman

2018-12-09T18:57:06Z

Kingsley Coman would welcome the chance to turn out alongside his international team-mate Nabil Fekir at Bayern Munich, if the German champions were to put in a bid to capture the forward.

The 25 year-old has been a regular subject of speculation over the last 12 months linking him with a move away from Lyon, and came close to joining Liverpool in the summer.

Those Anfield rumours have resurfaced ahead of the January transfer window, with Lyon telling the player last week he must make a decision on his future by the end of the year.

Read the full story on Goal.

European giants monitor Brazilian starlets

2018-12-09T17:54:21Z

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG have all sent scouts to the Ipiranga U20 International Cup to watch a number of young players from Internacional and Gremio, report Gauchazh.

Internacional players Jose Aldo and Bruno Jose are said to be of particular interest, as well as 19-year-old Gremio forward Da Silva, who is the competitions top scorer.

Liverpool may lose youngster Millar

2018-12-09T17:10:25Z

Liverpool are at risk of losing U23s striker Liam Millar on a free transfer as he nears the end of his contract at the club, report the Daily Mail.

Millar, 19, joined the Reds from Fulham in 2016 and is already a senior Canada international, having made four appearances for his country so far.

But it may be that the versatile forward seeks a new challenge in the new year, with clubs from Scotland, Netherlands and Belgium said to be keen, as well as teams from the Championship and MLS.

Dembele throws Barca future into doubt again

2018-12-09T16:50:51Z

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele could be in trouble with manager Ernesto Valverde after he turned up two hours late for training on Sunday, report Mundo Deportivo.

The France star, who continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League, scored in Barca's 4-0 derby win over Espanyol on Saturday and was expected to be at the club's training ground for a light session this morning.

But reports in Spain claim that Dembele is now in hot water with the Catalan giants having turned up two hours late and the club's patience with the youngster is said to be wearing thin.

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Darmian hints at United exit

2018-12-09T15:46:00Z

Matteo Darmian says he misses Serie A and Italy, hinting at a move away from Manchester United, per Gazzetta dello Sport.

The full-back has only made three appearances in the league this season and was the subject of a bid from Napoli last summer.

Read the full story on Goal!

Bournemouth eye McGregor

2018-12-09T14:30:30Z

Bournemouth are lining up a move for Callum McGregor to replace Lewis Cook, per The Sun.

Eddie Howe sent a scout to watch the Celtic midfielder play in the Betfred Cup final win over Aberdeen.

The Cherries are in the market for a midfielder after Cook was ruled out for nine months with a ruptured ACL.

'New Kaka' closes in on Milan move

2018-12-09T13:38:03Z

Lucas Paqueta is closing in on a €35 million move to Milan from Flamengo.

The midfielder, dubbed the 'new Kaka', has touched down in Italy to undergo a medical at the club.

Read the full story on Goal!

Defoe hints at January move

2018-12-09T12:26:43Z

Jermain Defoe has hinted that he could leave Bournemouth in January.

The former Tottenham and Sunderland striker has struggled for game time under Eddie Howe, with Callum Wilson in sterling form, and he has admitted he could look for a new club at the turn of the year.

“I’m not playing football at the minute so we’ll see what happens," he said, in quotes reported by the Sunderland Echo.

Man Utd close in on French youngster

2018-12-09T11:30:08Z

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of French youngster Noam Emeran, according to Metro.

The 16-year-old is highly-rated and is wanted by a number of elite European clubs, including Juventus and PSG.

United, though, have held talks over a compensation package for Emeran and are set to pay at least £1.8 million to secure his signature.

Spurs and Roma want Vilhena

2018-12-09T10:47:59Z

Tottenham have joined Roma in the race to sign Tonny Vilhena in January, says Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian club is reportedly preparing a swap deal for the 23-year-old Feyenoord midfielder but Spurs want to hijack the move as they look to replace Moussa Dembele.

Carroll wants West Ham stay

2018-12-09T10:08:04Z

Andy Carroll wants to stay at West Ham when his deal expires in the summer, claims Talksport.

The 29-year-old made his second appearance of the season against Crystal Palace on Saturday when he replaced Lucas Perez at half-time.

Carroll has had an injury-hit spell in east London since joining permanently from Liverpool in 2013, but still sees a future with the Hammers.

 

Blues show interest in Suarez

2018-12-09T09:49:31Z

Chelsea are interested in Barcelona midfileder Denis Suarez, according to Calciomercato.

If the Blues secure Suarez's services in January then Cesc Fabregas could be allowed to move to AC Milan.

The 24-year-old spent two years in England with Manchester City's academy before returning to his homeland in 2013.

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Chelsea plot £20m Hysaj bid

2018-12-09T08:54:37Z

Chelsea are lining up a £20 million (€22m) bid for Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj, per The Sun.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri worked with Hysaj during his time in Serie A and is keen to bring him to London as he looks to bolster his squad.

Cardiff line up Niasse loan bid

2018-12-09T08:45:00Z

Cardiff City are ready to table a loan bid for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Bluebirds are gearing up for a relegation battle and boss Neil Warnock is desperate to strengthen his attacking options, with Niasse, who has not started a Premier League game this season, seen as an attainable target.

Man City to bid £50m for Under

2018-12-09T08:30:00Z

Manchester City are lining up a £50 million (€55m) bid for Roma star Cengiz Under, reports the Daily Express.

Under has another four years on his contract but is one of the lowest paid players in the club's squad, with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all interested in luring him to the Premier League.

Spurs, Arsenal & Man Utd track Championship star

2018-12-09T08:15:00Z

Tottenham are scouting Bristol City left-back Lloyd Kelly, per the Daily Mirror.

The England Under-21 international was called up to train with Gareth Southgate's senior squad earlier this season, and is also being watched by Arsenal and Manchester United.

Galatasaray eye Welbeck free transfer

2018-12-09T08:00:00Z

Danny Welbeck will be released on a free transfer by Arsenal at the end of the season, per the Daily Mirror.

The England international is recovering from a serious ankle injury and is unlikely to be offered a new contract, leading to the possibility of a move to Galatasaray.

Man Utd quoted over £90m for Koulibaly

2018-12-09T07:31:24Z

Manchester United have been told to pay over £90 million (€100m) to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, reports The Times.

Senior officials from United recently met with the Serie A club to negotiate a deal, and have been quoted a world-record fee for the 27-year-old.

Simeone wants Falcao at Atletico

2018-12-09T03:44:31Z

The injury to Diego Costa has Diego Simeone looking at options to fill in for the former Chelsea forward. 

Could Monaco forward Radamel Falcao be the answer? 

Don Balon reports that the former Atletico forward could make a return to the club as cover for Costa, though James Rodriguez is also a name being floated. 

LA Galaxy want Kreis as next head coach

2018-12-09T01:58:11Z

LA Galaxy general manager Dennis Te Kloese wants former Orlando City and Real Salt Lake manager Jason Kreis to be the club's next head coach. 

Yahoo Sports reports that Kreis has become the front-runner, even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having made it clear that he would like Dom Kinnear to return as manager. 

The report also claims that Kinnear would stay on as an assistant coach with Kreis. 

Arsenal to consider selling Ozil for £25m this winter

2018-12-09T01:15:58Z

Arsenal would consider selling Mesut Ozil for just £25 million ($32m) in January, according to The Sun

The Gunners are looking to get his £350,000-a-week wages off the books and his representatives are hoping to broker a deal with Italian side Inter

Juventus could also be an option but are less likely to make the move in the winter window. 

Barcelona plot £200m move for Harry Kane

2018-12-09T00:04:23Z

Spurs could be forced into selling star striker

Barcelona are willing to spend £200 million ($254m) to sign Harry Kane next summer, The Daily Star claims.

The Catalan side are looking for a top striker to boost their attack as striker Luis Suarez approaches the age of 32 and see the Tottenham star as the ideal man to take his place.

Spurs could be forced into selling their top striker amid the delay and increasing cost of their new stadium, but will not sell Kane for less than £150m ($190m).

Man City want final talks with Diaz

2018-12-09T00:02:15Z

Manchester City will try to persuade Brahim Diaz to reject a move to Real Madrid and extend his stay in England.

The 19-year-old has already rejected offers from City and with his contract expiring at the end of the season, Madrid are ready to snap him up.

The Sun, however, reports that City will have one more shot at encouraging him stay in England before they concede to an £8 million sale.

PSG enter race to sign Hazard

2018-12-08T23:56:24Z

Ligue 1 giants ready to compete with Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain are planning on disrupting Real Madrid's move for Chelsea star Eden Hazard, as the French champions enter the race to sign the Chelsea star.

The Belgian has been flirting with a move to the Spanish capital for months, but Chelsea are trying to commit him to a new contract, with his current one expiring in 2020.

According to The Mirror, though, PSG have emerged as another option, making the attacker their top candidate for the summer.

Guardiola furious as Man City lose out on De Jong

2018-12-08T23:53:33Z

PSG emerge as top candidates to sign Ajax midfielder

Pep Guardiola is enraged at Manchester City as they appear to have lost the race to sign Frenkie de Jong.

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be swooping in to seal the signing of the Ajax sensation, who City and Barcelona have been chasing for months.

The Mirror claims Man City were set to fly to Amsterdam and wrap up the signing of the midfielder, but Guardiola is furious that another star looks set to pass them by.

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PSG set for last chance talks with Rabiot

2018-12-08T23:52:57Z

Adrien Rabiot is set for final talks with Paris Saint-Germain to decide his future, says Paris United

The France midfielder is wanted by the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool as he nears the end of his contract with PSG. But the Ligue 1 giants are not ready to give up and hope that they can capitalise on his good relationship with coach Thomas Tuchel to persuade him to stay.

After several rounds of talks with the Rabiot, though, this will be their last chance to convince him Paris is where he belongs.