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Sporting sign Luis Neto on a free

2019-01-15T22:49:10Z

Sporting CP have signed Portuguese defender Luis Neto, according to O Jogo.

Neto will join the club this summer on a free transfer following the expiration of his deal with Zenit.

The defender has earned 19 caps for his national team.

Galaxy re-sign Feltscher

2019-01-15T22:27:53Z

The LA Galaxy announced on Tuesday that the club has re-signed defender Rolf Feltscher.

Venezuelan international Feltscher joined the Galaxy and made 15 appearances last season, one which saw the club fail to make the playoffs in large part thanks to a leaky backline.

“We are pleased to have Rolf return to our backline,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “He brings depth, stability, and versatility to our defense and we look forward to his contributions to the LA Galaxy in the upcoming season.”

Parma sign Trabzonspor's Kucka

2019-01-15T22:05:24Z

Juraj Kucka has signed with Parma, the Italian club announced on Tuesday.

Kucka signed with the club from Trabzonspor and previously featured for Sparta Prague, Genoa and Milan.

The midfielder has featured 63 times for Slovakia, scoring seven goals, and was a member of the country's squad for the 2010 World Cup and 2016 Euros.

 

Chelsea looking to progress with Higuain talks

2019-01-15T21:45:24Z

A move for the Argentinian forward would allow Chelsea to continue with other business.

Chelsea are hoping to have a deal for Gonzalo Higuain set up by the end of the week, according to the Telegraph.

Higuain is said to be ready to cut short his loan with AC Milan in favour of a move to Chelsea, where he would rejoin Maurizio Sarri.

The move would free Chelsea to move on from Alvaro Morata, who has been linked with Atletico Madrid in recent days.

Zimmerman re-signs with LAFC

2019-01-15T21:25:40Z

Walker Zimmerman will return to Los Angeles FC, the defender announced on Twitter.

The U.S. national team defender had been linked with a move to Europe, but will return to LAFC after joining the team from FC Dallas last winter.

Zimmerman started 27 matches for the club last season, scoring four times.

Rennes sign Doumbia from Grasshoppers

2019-01-15T21:08:24Z

Stade Rennes have signed left-back Souleyman Doumbia from Grasshoppers, the club announced.

Doumbia has signed a deal that will keep him with the French club through 2022.

The 22-year-old passed his medical on Monday and officially joined the squad Tuesday.

Sounders sign goalkeeper Muse

2019-01-15T20:45:48Z

The Seattle Sounders have signed Indiana University goalkeeper Trey Muse, the club announced on Tuesday.

Muse signs with the club as a homegrown player and joins Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith as goalkeepers on the team's current roster.

Widely seen as the best goalkeeping prospect in the college game, Muse becomes the club's 11th homegrown signing, joining the likes of DeAndre Yedlin and Jordan Morris.

“I couldn’t be more excited to for the opportunity and to begin my professional career with the Sounders after two terrific seasons at Indiana University,” said Muse.

“My two years in Bloomington under Head Coach Todd Yeagley and the rest of the IU staff have helped me tremendously for the next step in my journey. I can’t wait to get to Seattle to join the team and get to work for [Head] Coach [Brian] Schmetzer, Coach Dutra and learn from a couple of great veterans in Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith.”

Mislintat to leave Arsenal

2019-01-15T20:28:19Z

Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is leaving the club just one year after he joined from Borussia Dortmund, ESPN FC reports. 

Several months after Mislintat joined the Gunners, Raul Sanllehi was promoted to head of football, with Mislintat reporting directly to the Spaniard. 

The report states that contrary to other reports, Mislintat and Arsenal manager Unai Emery have had a productive working relationship. 

Man Utd join race for Under

2019-01-15T19:45:41Z

The Red Devils are among a host of clubs interested in the Turkish star

Manchester United have joined the race for Roma star Cengiz Under, according to ESPN FC.

The 21-year-old Turkish international appears likely to leave in the summer, with Roma placing a €50 million (£45m/$57m) valuation on the winger. 

Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich are also interested in Under. 

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Simeone focused on matches, not transfer market

2019-01-15T19:26:26Z

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has insisted he is not concerned with his club's dealings in the January transfer market. 

Simeone's club have been linked with a move for Alvaro Morata, while defenders Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) and Diego Godin (Inter) have been linked with moves away.

Read the full story right here

Rapids sign homegrown pair

2019-01-15T18:41:02Z

The Colorado Rapids have announced the signing of forward Matt Hundley and defender Sam Raben as homegrown players.

Hundley, 18, recently completed his freshman season at UCLA, and has featured for the U.S. at the U-17 and U-19 levels. 

Raben, 21, made 91 starts for Wake Forest, tied for third most in program history.

Fulham sign £1.8m Babel from Besiktas

2019-01-15T18:22:55Z

Fulham have announced the £1.8 million signing of Ryan Babel from Besiktas until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old Netherlands international is no stranger to the Premier League, having spent three and a half seasons with Liverpool earlier in his career. 

Read the full story here

Goulart signs with Palmeiras

2019-01-15T18:02:37Z

Ricardo Goulart has signed with Palmeiras on loan with an option to buy.

The midfielder was previously with Guangzhou Evergrande of the Chinese Super League and joins on an initial one-season loan.

Goulart was the Chinese league's top scorer in 2016 with 19 goals and won five trophies during his stay in Asia. 

Doucoure intent on leaving Watford amid PSG interest

2019-01-15T17:43:10Z

Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure is looking to leave the club amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder says he is "flattered" by PSG's interest while also stressing his desire to play for a Champions League team.

Doucoure also says Italy is an option as is staying in the Premier League. 

Read the full story on Goal!

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Arteta called Isco over Man City move

2019-01-15T17:26:34Z

As his status continues to remain unclear at Real Madrid, Isco has been courted by Mikel Arteta recently, according to El Chiringuito TV.

Arteta is looking to convince Isco to join Manchester City as it becomes clear he will leave Real Madrid in the near future.

Isco has been left on the bench in recent weeks by Santiago Solari, who has preferred to play without a No. 10. 

PEC Zwolle signs Nakayama

2019-01-15T16:54:52Z

PEC Zwolle announced the signing of Yuta Nakayama on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old defender joins the Dutch club from Kashiwa Reysol, signing a three-and-a-half year contract in the process.

Nakayama has captained Japan's Olympic team while also being votes as "Talent of the Year".

"I saw Yuta live in action after we had been on the radar for a long time," said technical director Gerard Nijkamp. "This created the image of a reliable player, who is strong at the ball and defends his man. 

"We therefore see in him a reinforcement for the long term. It is now important that Yuta acclimatizes and becomes acquainted with the club, so that he can start his adventure on Dutch soil as quickly as possible. "

Strasbourg turn down offer for Lala

2019-01-15T16:41:14Z

Strasbourg have turned down an offer for fullback Kenny Lala, according to RMCSport.

Lala has been a standout for the club this season, earning €8 million offer from Real Betis.

However, the Ligue 1 club have turned down that offer to keep Lala, who has scored three goals and provided six assists in 18 league matches.

Crystal Palace to sign Brazilian goalkeeper

2019-01-15T16:30:42Z

Crystal Palace are set to sign goalkeeper Lucas Perri from Sao Paulo on loan with eyes on a permanent deal, according to the Guardian.

The goalkeeper, who has Italian citizenship, will provide cover for the injured Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey initially.

Palace have competition from Fiorentina to secure the 21-year-old, who the club sees as having potential to contribute once he's bought permanently this summer. 

Bayern want Arsenal's head of recruitment

2019-01-15T16:05:00Z

Bayern Munich are confident that they can lure Arsenal's head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, back to Germany before the end of the season, the Independent reports.

Mislintat is credited with developing Borussia Dortmund's scouting operation into one of the most sophisticated in world football and the Gunners had high hopes he could achieve the same at the Emirates.

Things have not gone to plan however, according to the report, with Mislintat's poor relationship with director of football Raul Sanllehi causing issues.

It is said that the well-respected talent-spotter has put forward several strong recommendations with the club, none of which have been followed up on, leading Bayern to swoop for his services.

Forrest to Liverpool branded 'laughable'

2019-01-15T15:24:00Z

Talk of James Forrest being lured to Liverpool from Celtic in an £8 million ($10m) deal has been branded “laughable” by Bhoys legend John Hartson.

"I have to say that I laughed when I saw the figures quoted for James Forrest this weekend," Hartson said.

“£8m? That might get you his big toe!"

Read Hartson's full quotes on Goal

Mourinho rumours excite Liga president

2019-01-15T15:09:00Z

La Liga president Javier Tebas has said that a return to the Spanish top flight for Jose Mourinho 'would be fantastic'.

The Portuguese trainer has been out of work since being relieved of his duties at Manchester United earlier this season.

Since then, reports have linked Mourinho with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu, a propect that excites the Liga supremo.

Read Tebas' full quotes on Goal

Bowen welcomes Spurs transfer talk

2019-01-15T14:56:23Z

Jarrod Bowen has welcomed talk of interest from the likes of Tottenham and Leicester, but has offered no indication he is looking for a way out of Hull City.

“There is always going to be interest in every single player when you play well,” he told Sky Sports. “But I've got agents that represent me that take care of that and they didn't say anything to me.

“It is nice to see your name linked to some teams, but I am a Hull City player and as far as I'm aware it is just rumours.”

Read the full story on Goal

Betis want Inter's Martinez

2019-01-15T14:41:40Z

Following the arrival of Diego Lainez, Real Betis will look to further strengthen their squad with the loan signing of 21-year-old Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, according to Diario de Sevilla.

Martinez has struggled for game time in Milan this season and could be allowed to make the temporary switch in a bid to impress Nerazzurri boss Luciano Spalletti and retain match sharpness.

Who is Emiliano Sala?

2019-01-15T14:01:00Z

Nantes striker Emiliano Sala looks to be on the verge of a switch to Cardiff City (in spite of their manager saying “to hell with the rest of the world” regarding the Brexit debate at the weekend) and Goal has put together a profile on what the Bluebirds can expect from the in-form Argentine.

Read Robin Bairner's profile of Sala right here on Goal

Hammers to block Hernandez's Valencia switch

2019-01-15T13:43:52Z

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has agreed personal terms with La Liga side Valencia, but the Hammers have put a block on any possible move, according to Marca.

The former Manchester United striker is keen to return to Spain after an underwhelming spell at the London Stadium but West Ham are eager for him to stay to spearhead their charge up the Premier League table. 

Cardiff chase Samatta

2019-01-15T12:59:49Z

Genk's Mbwana Samatta is on Cardiff's radar should they fail in their bid to land Nantes forward Emiliano Sala, report Wales Online.

The Bluebirds are yet to make a bid for the Tanzania international and Sala remains their first-choice option as they continue to seek a new striker.

Arsenal and Manchester United in for Carrasco

2019-01-15T12:38:40Z

Arsenal and Manchester United will go head to head with AC Milan for the signature of Belgium international Yannick Carrasco, report the Daily Star. 

The forward has been playing at Dalian Yifang in China but is being courted by a host of European sides this January.

Tottenham weigh up Malcom loan bid

2019-01-15T12:24:47Z

Tottenham are reportedly considering a loan bid for Barcelona winger Malcom after Harry Kane picked up an ankle injury against Manchester United on Sunday, report the Daily Star.

Mauricio Pochettino is also set to lose Son Heung-min to Korea's Asian Cup campaign later this month, and could turn to Malcom who has failed to make the expected impact at the Nou Camp this season. 

Higuain hands in transfer request

2019-01-15T12:07:45Z

Gonzalo Higuain has handed in a formal transfer request at Juventus, according to the TalkSport. 

The striker has been on loan at AC Milan this season but is desperate to force through a move to Chelsea to link back up with Maurizio Sarri.

Giroud targeted by Barcelona

2019-01-15T11:55:53Z

Barcelona are on the trail of Olivier Giroud as Ernesto Valverde looks to strengthen his forward line following the departure of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla, according to RMC Sport.

Chelsea have been expected to offload Alvaro Morata this January but World Cup-winner Giroud could also now be out the door. 

Casilla misses Real training for Leeds medical

2019-01-15T11:38:18Z

Kiko Casilla has traveled to England for a medical with Leeds United, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper missed training with the La Liga giants this morning ahead of a prospective transfer to the Championship side.

Real make contact over Piatek

2019-01-15T11:21:26Z

Real Madrid have made contact with Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek about a January move, report AS. 

Real have struggled to replace Cristiano Ronaldo who departed in the summer and Piatek, who has scored 14 goals in 19 games for Genoa, is high on their list of options.

West Ham want Wilson if Arnautovic leaves

2019-01-15T10:33:29Z

West Ham will target Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if they let Marko Arnautovic leave for China, according to Sky Sports.

Shanghai SIPG have reportedly had a £35m offer for the Austria international rejected by the Hammers last week.

Allardyce rules himself out of Huddersfield job

2019-01-15T10:15:23Z

Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the vacant Hudderfield manager's job.

He told Talksport it was unlikely he would succeed the sacked David Wagner at the Premier League bottom club, saying: "He said: ‘As much as I like Huddersfield Town, it’s a very difficult job indeed. For me it’s got to be planning for what’s going to look like relegation.

"Planning for next season and trying to get back up to the Premier League. For me, at this stage of my life, if they made an approach I would chat with them but it’s highly unlikely."

The former Bolton, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Everton boss was installed as the favourite to succeed Wagner with some as short as 2/1.

Wages holding up Balotelli Marseille move

2019-01-15T09:59:49Z

Marseille want Nice's former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 28, - but cannot agree a salary with the Italian striker.

L'Equipe report the club's sports director Andoni Zubizarreta has made the ex-Liverpool and Inter goalscorer his top priority.

Groeneveld wanted by Premier League trio

2019-01-15T09:46:11Z

Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is a target for LiverpoolTottenham and Everton, according to The Mail.

Club Brugge have already reportedly rejected a £9m bid from AC Milan for the Nigerian-born rising star. 

Morata would take pay cut to leave Chelsea for Atletico

2019-01-15T09:35:05Z

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata - reportedly on 9m Euros a year - is willing to take a pay cut to join Atletico Madrid, according to Marca.

The Spaniard, who cost the Londoners £75m from Real Madrid in 2016, is deemed surplus to requiremets at Stamford Bridge but Atletico would need to sell a player to bring him in for around £40m.

Arnautovic heading to Shanghai SIPG

2019-01-15T09:19:26Z

West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic will seal a £35m move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG before the end of the week, according to The Sun.

The 29-year-old appeared to wave goodbye to Hammers fans after being substituted during the weekend win over Arsenal and earlier his brother and agent stated his desire to leave.

Barcelona plotting Stuani swoop

2019-01-15T08:58:03Z

Having moved Munir out to Sevilla, AS reports that Barcelona have turned their attention to Girona striker Cristhian Stuani.

Ernesto Valverde is eager to bring in another frontman and feels the former Middlesbrough star could be a good fit.

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Ozil offered to Serie A giants

2019-01-15T08:34:46Z

Mes-out?

Unai Emery remains keen to offload Mesut Ozil during the winter window and Arsenal have, according to TMW, offered the German playmaker to Juventus and Inter.

The World Cup winner has been heavily linked with both sides in the past and an imminent switch to Serie A could be on the cards.

Chelsea's final bid to get Hudson-Odoi to stay

2019-01-15T08:05:14Z

Chelsea are stalling on making a decision on whether to accept Bayern Munich's £35 million ($44.7m) offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi, with the Blues hopeful an increase in game time will convince the teenager to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Goal understands that, despite an increase in minutes for the Under-17 World Cup winner, it could be a case of too little, too late for Chelsea as they fight a losing battle in terms of securing Hudson-Odoi's long-term future.

Check out the full story here.

Everton lining up £25m La Liga raid

2019-01-15T07:46:20Z

Everton are readying a £25 million ($32m) bid for Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias, according to The Sun.

With Idrissa Gueye closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Toffees will look to reinvest those funds by bolstering their attacking options.

Liverpool part of pack chasing Groeneveld

2019-01-15T07:17:45Z

Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton have joined AC Milan in the hunt for Bruges winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, reports the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old Netherlands international has already been the subject of a £9 million ($12m) bid from San Siro which was knocked back.

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FC Cincy to sign 'Tico Kante'

2019-01-15T05:48:37Z

FC Cincinnati are set to sign Allan Cruz from Costa Rican side Herediano, according to the Athletic.

The 22-year-old midfielder has earned six caps for Los Ticos while earning comparisons to N'Golo Kante.

Herediano are looking to hold onto the midfielder through the club's run through the Concacaf Champions League

Fiorentina close in on Empoli's Traore

2019-01-15T04:25:11Z

Fiorentina is closing in on Empoli's Hamed Traore, according to Gianluca DiMarzio.

The two clubs are in negotiations over a deal that would see Traore remain at Empoli until the end of the season.

Dusan Vlahovic will also move to Empoli on loan for the remainder of the season as part of the deal.

 

Toure confirms Celtic talks

2019-01-15T04:23:33Z

Yaya Toure confirmed that there has been interest from Celtic in acquiring his services.

The former Manchester City midfielder says he will have to speak to Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who currently has Kolo Toure as an assistant at the Scottish club.

Read Toure's full quotes on Goal!

‘Solari will feel Mourinho’s breath’

2019-01-15T03:46:36Z

Santiago Solari “will feel Mourinho’s breath in the coming months” according to the Portuguese’s biographer, Manuel Pereira.

The Real Madrid boss took over from Julen Lopetegui several weeks into the season, but Mourinho's shadow is already looming large at the Bernebeu.

Read the full story on Goal!

Barcelona interested in Girona's Stuani

2019-01-15T01:00:46Z

Barcelona are interested in Christian Stuani to add depth to the club's attack, according to Marca.

The club is in search of another forward to back up Luis Suarez and, after the departure of Munir, additional options are needed in the attack.

Girona's Stuani is the third top goalscorer in La Liga with 12 goals and, at 32 years old, is experienced enough to contribute immediately for the club. 

Chelsea put £100m price tag on Hazard

2019-01-14T23:35:22Z

Real Madrid have been linked with a massive move for the Belgium star

It will take £100m to pry Eden Hazard away from Chelsea, according to the Telegraph.

The Belgian star has six months left on his deal with the club and has been repeatedly linked to Real Madrid.

Both clubs are looking for a swift resolution, although Hazard wants to resolve his future this summer.

Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing both Hazard and Christian Eriksen as the club looks to rebuild following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Luiz agent confident in Chelsea stay

2019-01-14T23:34:01Z

David Luiz's agent says he is confident that the defender will stay with Chelsea.

The Brazilian's contract runs just six more months and, despite Chelsea's policy with over-30 players, Luiz wishes to stay.

Read the full story on Goal!

Solskjaer brings back Ferguson rule at Man Utd

2019-01-14T23:20:48Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to revive Sir Alex Ferguson's rule that players must wear their official club suits to all matches, according to the Daily Mail.

The change began before the club's win over Tottenham at Wembley with Man Utd players having worn tracksuits to their win over Watford the match prior.

Solskjaer has generally brought a more relaxed approach to the club, having opted to not give the players a curfew for a recent training stint in Dubai.

Galaxy re-sign Boateng

2019-01-14T23:15:43Z

The LA Galaxy announced on Monday that the club has re-signed Emmanuel Boateng.

Boateng joined the Galaxy in 2016 and has made 87 appearances while scoring eight goals and adding 12 assists during his stay with the club.

Prior to joining the Galaxy, the midfielder played for Helsingborgs IF in Sweden.

“We are excited that Ema will be returning to LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “Ema is a talented young player who brings excitement and depth to our roster. We look forward to his continued development as a player and future contributions to our team.

Tottenham eye Malcom to cover for injured Kane

2019-01-14T23:12:04Z

Tottenham are eyeing Barcelona's Malcom as cover for the injured Harry Kane, according to the Daily Star.

Kane could miss up to a month with an ankle injury and with Heung-min Son joining up with South Korea at the Asian Cup, Spurs are missing firepower in the attack.

Malcom as seen as a potential boost as he's struggled to acclimate to Barcelona after joining the club from Bordeaux this past summer.

Barca are said to be open to letting him move on, having offered him to Chelsea as part of a swap deal for Willian.