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LAFC re-sign Canada international Kaye

2018-12-03T22:15:56Z

Los Angeles FC have re-signed Canada international Mark-Anthony Kaye, the club announced on Monday.

The former Louisville FC midfielder played in 20 MLS games last season before suffering a season ending injury, with Kaye expected to return to training in 2019.

Kaye's new contract is a three-year extension through the 2021 season, with a club option for 2022.

Rabiot set for PSG exit after ending contract talks

2018-12-03T20:16:20Z

Adrien Rabiot is getting closer to leaving Paris Saint-Germain as he is no longer willing to discuss a new contract with the club, RMC Sport says.

Barcelona and Liverpool are said to be among the clubs hoping to land the France international, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

After the 23-year-old decided to put an end to the latest round of talks, some at the club suspect he has already agreed to join another team.

Marseille make Milik their man

2018-12-03T19:34:53Z

Marseille are plotting a January bid for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, Napoli Magazine claims.

Rudi Garcia needs to strengthen his attack to improve his side's chances of sealing a place in Europe next season and sees the Poland international as the right option.

Napoli are not willing to sell 24-year-old, but are open to letting him go on loan to find form again after struggling with knee injury.

Azpilicueta agrees new Chelsea deal

2018-12-03T18:54:34Z

Cesar Azpilicueta is set to sign a new contract with Chelsea, ESPN reports.

The Spanish defender was on a deal that ran until 2020, but he has extended by another two years and will see his wages go up to around £150,000-per-week.

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Gerrard eyes move for Everton midfielder

2018-12-03T18:30:47Z

Rangers will try to sign Kieran Dowell on loan from Everton in January, says The Mirror.

Steven Gerrard hopes to strengthen his side in the transfer window and sees the England Under 21 international as a good addition.

Hasenhuttl to become new Southampton manager

2018-12-03T17:52:05Z

Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed to become the new manager at Southampton, according to Sky Sports.

The former RB Leipzig boss, who left his position following the end of last season, is set to replace Mark Hughes, who was sacked with Southampton 18th in the Premier League table.

 

MLS interest in Leeds United's Cibicki

2018-12-03T16:52:03Z

There is at least one MLS team interested in Leeds United forward Paweł Cibicki, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Cibicki, currently on loan at Molde until January, has no place in manager Marcelo Bielsa's plans and is just 18 months into a four-year contract.

Leeds would love to clear him off their books entirely, with MLS or a return to his former club Malmo seen as two possibilities. 

Dendoncker in line for early Wolves exit

2018-12-03T15:26:08Z

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker, who arrived at the club towards the end of the summer transfer window, could be set to leave the club as early as January, according to Voetbal Nieuws.

The Belgian is on loan with the newly promoted Premier League side this season, who have an obligation to make that deal permanent at the end of the season.

However, the 23-year-old has played less than one minute in the English top flight since his arrival and is out of favour with Nuno Espirito Santo.

Lyon trio coveted by Europe's giants

2018-12-03T14:57:08Z

Lyon stars Tanguy Ndombele, Houssem Aouar and Ferland Mendy are all being closely monitored by some of Europe's top clubs after impressing in the Ligue 1 side's draw with Manchester City last week, report Telefoot.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all said to be chasing Ndombele, whilst City and Liverpool are the two sides credited with an interest in exciting midfield playmaker Aouar.

Left-back Mendy made his senior France debut last month and is apparently being closely watched by Juventus and Barcelona.

Wolves show interest in Kop hero Origi

2018-12-03T14:17:57Z

Wolves retain an interest in Liverpool man of the moment Divock Origi, after Nuno Espirito Santo's side failed with an attempt to sign him last summer, report The Times.

The striker netted his first goal of the season for the Reds with a dramatic late header against Everton on Sunday.

However, Origi has only made two appearances for Liverpool this term and could look to move on in January.

It's claimed that Wolves have shown an interest in signing the Belgian in the upcoming transfer window but Klopp is not under pressure to sell any of his players.

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PSG step up interest in Paredes

2018-12-03T13:56:18Z

Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their interest in Zenit Saint Petersburg defender Leandro Paredes, according to Paris United.

The Ligue 1 champions see the 24-year-old Argentine as a potential long-term successor to Thiago Silva and are readying a £22 million ($28m) deal.

Milan have 'ideas' amid Ibrahimovic & Fabregas talk

2018-12-03T13:15:57Z

AC Milan “have ideas” when it comes to their mooted interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cesc Fabregas, admits club director Paolo Maldini.

The Rossoneri are in the process of piecing together recruitment plans for the winter window and summer of 2019.

Find out what a club icon has had to say about possible targets here.

Milan want to take Suarez on loan

2018-12-03T12:37:28Z

AC Milan are keen on Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez but only want to take him on loan with an option to buy, claims Calciomercato.

That could lead to the Rossoneri missing out as a player offered to the Serie A giants is also wanted on a permanent basis by Premier League suitors.

Pulisic prefers Liverpool move over Chelsea

2018-12-03T12:08:50Z

Dortmund star favours Reds over Blues

Christian Pulisic would prefer to join Liverpool over their Premier League rivals Chelsea, reports the Evening Standard.

The Borussia Dortmund playmaker is a man in-demand ahead of the January transfer window, with big-money offers being mooted.

Chelsea are said to have held initial talks, but Pulisic's current club are demanding £70 million ($89m) and the United States international wants to hold out for a switch to Anfield.

'Arsenal should have sold Ozil and kept Ramsey'

2018-12-03T11:29:50Z

Arsenal would have been better served selling Mesut Ozil and using the money saved on his contract to keep Aaron Ramsey, says Ray Parlour.

The former Gunners star told talkSPORT: "My personal decision would be that I’d rather keep Ramsey than Ozil. I think Aaron brings a little bit to the team."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Hasenhuttl top of Southampton shortlist

2018-12-03T10:44:42Z

Former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl tops Southampton's shortlist of managers to replace Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Monday, per the Daily Telegraph.

Hasenhuttl is seen as a potential long-term appointment in the mould of Mauricio Pochettino, and is highly-rated after his work in Germany, where he promoted both Aalen and Ingolstadt.

The 51-year-old left Leipzig at the end of last season, after they finished sixth in the Bundesliga.

Hughes sacked by Southampton

2018-12-03T10:06:01Z

Mark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager.

The former Manchester United striker has endured a torrid time at St Mary's, with his side winning just one Premier League game thus far this season.

Read the full story on Goal!

Villa expect Abraham to see out season in Championship

2018-12-03T08:20:00Z

Aston Villa believe they will be keeping hold of Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham until the end of the season, report the Birmingham Mail.

The striker has 11 goals to his name so far this term and it's been suggested that Maurizio Sarri would like to see him back at Stamford Bridge at the start of the new year.

However, this report claims that Chelsea legend John Terry, who's now on Villa's coaching staff, is in contact with the Blues and the club are said to be hopeful of keeping hold of Abraham until next summer.

West Ham's Hernandez hoping for return to Spain

2018-12-03T07:51:42Z

Real Sociedad and Valencia are among the La Liga sides to be considering a move for West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, according to El Gol Digital.

The Mexican recently revealed that he'd like to return to Spain one day after a memorable loan spell with Real Madrid during the 2014/15 season.

Both Real Sociedad and Valencia are said to have been interested in signing Hernandez in the summer and it appears that they could make their moves in January.

The forward netted a brace in the Hammers' 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Fred 'annoyed' at lack of game time

2018-12-03T07:26:53Z

Manchester United midfielder Fred has admitted that he's 'annoyed' about the lack of opportunities he's been given by Jose Mourinho this season.

The Brazilian hopes to play a part in the Copa America next summer but has made just ten appearances for United since arriving at Old Trafford in June.

“Of course, I was annoyed, but I have to know how to deal with the sadness to be able to help me take a step forward," the midfielder said.

Read Fred's comments in full on Goal.

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Messi and Valverde concerned with Coutinho

2018-12-03T05:37:34Z

Lionel Messi and Ernest Valverde are concerned with the form of Philippe Coutinho, according to Don Balon.

Aside from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, no other Barcelona star has stepped up to provide a goalscoring touch, incluing the out-of-form Brazilian.

The Barca star and coach have reached out to Coutinho to try and restore confidence, but there are concerns about where goals will come from within the current group.

 

Arsenal lead race for Roma's Under

2018-12-03T04:38:46Z

Arsenal are leading the race for Roma's Cengiz Under, according to the Mirror.

The Gunners are moving ahead of Tottenham to lead the chase as scouts were on hand to watch Under score in a 2-2 draw with Inter Milan.

Under has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.

Crew eye Porter, Wolff as Berhalter replacements

2018-12-03T03:52:10Z

With Gregg Berhalter now in charge of the U.S. national team, the Columbus Crew have interviewed Caleb Porter and Josh Wolff for the club's vacant head coaching position, according to Massive Report.

Wolff has been on the Crew's staff since Berhalter took over the club, and recently served as a temporary assitant coach with the U.S. in October.

Porter, who is seen as the front-runner, won the 2015 MLS Cup with the Portland Timbers and left the club prior to the 2018 season, ending a five-year stint with the club.

Zielinski to remain with Napoli amid Liverpool interest

2018-12-03T02:44:20Z

Piotr Zielinski has emerged as a Liverpool target, but it appears the midfielder is set to remain with Napoli, according to Il Mattino per Calcio Mercato.

Zielinski is hoping to extend his contract with the club through 2023, but his represntatives are telling him to bide his time.

One sticking point is a release clause, which the club is looking to remove if Zielinski is to sign a new deal while the midfielder's representatives would like to keep it in.

Crespo named manager at Banfield

2018-12-03T02:17:43Z

Argentinian legend Hernan Crespo has a new job.

The former Serie A star has been named manager at Banfield, ending a two-year absence from the coaching ranks.

Read the full story on Goal!

AC Milan give up on Higuain

2018-12-03T00:11:57Z

AC Milan have decided they will not sign Gonzalo Higuain on a permanent basis at the end of the season, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Argentine has scored seven times in 14 games in Serie A and the Europa League since joining on loan from Juventus, but the Rossoneri believe they can do better and will not trigger the option to buy him in the summer.

PSG eye Zenit star Paredes

2018-12-03T00:06:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain believe they have finally found a successor to Thiago Motta.

The French side have identified Zenit St Petersburg star Leandro Paredes as the man to take over at the centre of midfield.

Paris United reports the club will send representatives to meet with the 24-year-old Argentina international, who will likely cost around (£22m/$28m).

Arsenal scout €50m Roma star Under

2018-12-03T00:00:25Z

Cengiz Under picked a good time to pull off a stunning effort against Inter, as reports in Italy say Arsenal scouts were in attendance to watch him.

The Turkey international scored from long range to open the scoring in the 2-2 draw on Sunday - his fifth in all competitions this season.

Arsenal are one of several teams said to be interested in the 21-year-old, and Roma are said to be willing to accept around €50 million (£44m/$57m) for him.

Barcelona hope Lozano or Piatek can solve goal worries

2018-12-02T23:51:26Z

PSV and Genoa stars top January target list

Hirving Lozano and Krzysztof Piatek are among the targets Barcelona are eyeing up for January, claims Don Balon.

The Catalan side are worried about the quality of Lionel Messi's support and hope to add another reliable goal scorer.

The PSV and Genoa stars are seen as the most attainable targets as Barca do not expect to be able to sign Kylian Mbappe during the season.

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AC Milan will turn to Suarez if Fabregas doesn't sign

2018-12-02T23:38:53Z

AC Milan have lined up Denis Suarez as a backup option in case they fail to sign Cesc Fabregas in January, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian side hope to strengthen their midfield in the next transfer window and have Fabregas at the top of their list. But with the Spaniard's conract running out at the end of the season, Milan could wait to pick him up for free if they do not want to pay £11 million ($14m) Chelsea want.

If they are unable to attract Fabregas next month, Barcelona's unused midfielder Suarez will be their next target.