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Liverpool target Zielinski to sign new contract

2018-10-28T22:05:57Z

Piotr Zielinski is set to sign a new contract at Napoli, ruining Jurgen Klopp's planned January raid, according to the Daily and Sunday Express.

The midfielder has a £60 million (€68m/$77m) release clause, which Liverpool planned to pay this winter to bring in another playmaker for their midfield.

Liverpool have been watching Zielinski since his days on loan at Empoli, but he looks ready to extend his time with Napoli with the doubling of his release clause the only sticking point.

Tottenham urged to land Lloris replacement

2018-10-28T19:32:37Z

Hugo Lloris has let Tottenham down “too many times” to remain their No. 1, says Jermaine Jenas, with Mauricio Pochettino urged to sign a new goalkeeper during the January transfer window.

The former Spurs star told the Daily Mail: "There is no one to displace Lloris and Spurs need to look at that now."

Read the full story here.

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Liverpool to battle Spurs for Marusic

2018-10-28T18:42:12Z

Premier League rivals Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to scrap it out for Lazio defender Adam Marusic, reports Calciomercato.

Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino are both considering moves for the highly-rated full-back during the January transfer window.

PSG want Insigne to replace Neymar

2018-10-28T17:31:29Z

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is Paris Saint-Germain's preferred option to replace Neymar if the Brazilian moves on, according to Le 10 Sport.

The Ligue 1 champions are bracing themselves for bids for a prized asset, amid long-running links to Real Madrid, and are starting to draw up contingency plans. 

Everton weigh up £25m Vardy move

2018-10-28T16:52:38Z

Everton are considering a £25 million ($32m) approach for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, according to The Mirror.

The Foxes star is reported to have a strained relationship with Claude Puel and may be tempted to take on a new challenge at Goodison Park.

De Gea not thinking about future

2018-10-28T15:31:13Z

David de Gea has said that his focus remains on his on-field performances amid uncertainty over his Manchester United future.

He told Sky Sports: “What matters is the team and all of us being focused on what we need to focus on, which is winning games, rather than contracts or any topics that can be a distraction. What matters is focusing on football.”

Check out the full story here.

Real Madrid considering Martinez

2018-10-28T14:21:34Z

Roberto Martinez is the latest manager to be linked with Real Madrid, with The Times suggesting that the Belgium boss is in the frame to replace Julen Lopetegui.

Antonio Conte is considered to be the leading contender to fill a role at the Santiago Bernabeu if the axe falls after Sunday's Clasico with Barcelona, but other options are being weighed up.

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Fabregas not ruling out Arsenal return

2018-10-28T13:45:11Z

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said he would be open to returning to Arsenal before the end of his career.

The Spain international's contract at Stamford Bridge is running out and he has been linked with a summer move.

And the 31-year-old would not rule out the prospect of making an eventual return to the Gunners, where he made over 300 appearances.

Read Fabregas' comments here

Kovacic unsure if he will stay at Chelsea

2018-10-28T12:30:37Z

Mateo Kovacic is off to a great start to life in England since joining Chelsea on loan from Real Madrid.

The midfielder was unable to secure first-team football in the Spanish capital, but is thriving under Maurizio Sarri in London.

And although he is happy with his Premier League start, the Croatia international says it is too early to consider making his move a permanent one.

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Spurs to reopen Eriksen contract talks

2018-10-28T11:00:00Z

Tottenham are set to reopen contract talks with midfielder Christian Eriksen, reports The Sun.

Negotiations over a new deal stalled in the summer, but he has confirmed that he is happy in north London, with Spurs poised to offer him a major rise on his current £70,000-per-week deal.

Everton face Onyekuru decision

2018-10-28T10:30:00Z

Everton are facing a serious dilemma over the future of loan sensation Henry Onyekuru, per the Daily Mirror.

Onyekuru has been in sublime form at Galatasaray, who he was loaned to after he was refused a work permit, and is being monitored by PSG, leaving the Toffees with a decision to make regarding whether or not they intend to cash in.

Real Madrid line up €115m Mane bid

2018-10-28T09:45:51Z

Florentino Perez is a huge fan of the Senegal international

Real Madrid are lining up a massive €115 million (£102m/$131m) bid for Liverpool star Sadio Mane, per Don Balon.

Florentino Perez is a huge fan of the Senegal international, whom he attempted to sign in the summer.

The Real president is desperate to refresh his side's forward line after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mane is seen as the perfect man to fill his sizeable shoes.

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Man Utd to launch £60m Maguire bid

2018-10-28T09:30:00Z

Manchester United are preparing to make a £60 million ($76m) bid for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in January, per The Sun.

United were interested in signing Maguire in the summer following his impressive performances in the World Cup, but were unable to match Leicester's valuation of £70m ($89m). 

However, they are now ready to test the waters again when the transfer window reopens.

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Benitez offered £10m Newcastle escape

2018-10-28T09:00:00Z

Rafael Benitez has been offered a £10 million deal by Shanghai SIPG, per the Daily Mirror.

The Magpies boss is growing increasingly concerned with the club's poor start to the season, and the Chinese club are looking to pounce on the uncertainty by offering to double his current Magpies salary.

West Ham to win £25m Almiron race

2018-10-28T08:30:00Z

West Ham are set to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the £25 million ($32m) signing of Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron, per Football.London.

The Hammers have been tracking the Paraguay international as a potential replacement for the injured Andriy Yarmolenko, after Almiron scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 32 games for the MLS club.

Everton eye £25m Vardy bid

2018-10-28T08:00:00Z

Everton are considering a £25 million bid for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, reports the Daily Mirror.

Vardy and manager Claude Puel are enduring a strained relationship, and the Toffees are ready to exploit that with a January bid.

Benitez to be offered new Newcastle deal

2018-10-28T07:18:56Z

Rafael Benitez is to be offered a new contract at Newcastle United, per Chronicle Live.

The Magpies have yet to win this season but the club are keen to keep Benitez, and are ready to offer him fresh terms.

No winter loan move for Rooney

2018-10-28T05:42:53Z

Wayne Rooney is not looking to make an offseason loan move from D.C. United

MLS players like David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey have all used winter loans to stay fit during the extended MLS offseason, but Rooney says he doesn't think "it would be right" to go out on loan. 

"I think I committed myself to D.C. And that's why I'm going to give everything to D.C.," the 33-year-old told MLSsoccer. "In the offseason I'll stay here for a lot of that time with my children in school. I'll go back during Christmas to see some family and friends. I'm committed to D.C. and I don't think it'd be right for me to fly back and forth to play on loan with another team."

Conte & Allegri picked to replace Mourinho

2018-10-28T04:42:02Z

Manchester United have identified Antonio Conte and Max Allegri as replacements for Jose Mourinho next summer, according to the Express

They will, however, face competition, with Real Madrid interested in Conte's services. 

Emery eyes move for Mata

2018-10-28T03:28:16Z

Could Unai Emery be thinking of a reunion with Spanish midfielder Juan Mata? 

The Daily Star claims claims that the Arsenal boss wants to bring the Manchester United playmaker to London next summer. 

Emery managed a Valencia side with Mata at the heart of it from 2008 through 2011, when the midfielder left for Chelsea

The report claims that Emery's want for more experience in his squad will be key in any decision to add 30-year-old. 

Man United & Chelsea join chase for Lyon star

2018-10-28T02:22:47Z

Manchester United and Chelsea have joined in the chase for Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Mirror

The 21-year-old was already being chased by Manchester City, with the Premier League clubs set to fight it out for the French midfielder.  

PSG to make shock move for Milan midfielder

2018-10-28T01:12:14Z

Would Franck Kessie be a boost for Paris Saint-Germain's midfield?

The French outfit seems to think so, with Calciomercato reporting that the Ligue 1 side are chasing the Milan midfielder. 

Kessie has been a solid part of Milan's midfield in Serie A this season and PSG are low on depth in the middle of the park at the moment. 

Man City to match £71m De Jong asking price

2018-10-27T22:07:51Z

English champions beat Spurs to Ajax star

Manchester City will break their transfer record with a massive move for Ajax star Frenkie de Jong, says The Daily Star.

The midfielder is wanted by Barcelona and Tottenham as well, but City are ready to match the £71 million ($81m) asking price and could make an offer in January.

Arsene Wenger in frame to replace Gattuso at AC Milan

2018-10-27T21:55:17Z

Arsene Wenger is one of the candidates to replace Gennaro Gattuso at AC MilanThe Daily Express says.

The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Arsenal but has said he wants to return to football in the near future.

Ex-Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis is now working at Milan and sees Wenger as an option to step in should they let Gattuso go amid the Italian side's recent struggles.

Juventus want Man City's Foden

2018-10-27T21:51:54Z

Serie A side monitoring teenager's contract talks

Juventus are planning a swoop for Manchester City youth star Phil Foden, The Mirror claims.

The 18-year-old is set to begin negotiations over a new deal with the Premier League side, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Juve, however, will be keeping a close eye on his situation and could try to lure him to Serie A.

Perez wants Ibrahimovic at Real Madrid

2018-10-27T21:50:43Z

Striker could return to La Liga

Real Madrid are continuing their pursuit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as president Florentino Perez wants to sign the striker, says beIN Sports journalist Ben Jacobs.

The LA Galaxy star has been linked with a short-term return to Europe as the MLS season nears its end, with AC Milan and Madrid said to be considering approaching him.

And it seems there is a very real possibility of the 37-year-old former Barcelona player heading back to Spain in January.

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Man Utd to give Chong new deal

2018-10-27T21:49:36Z

Manchester United will offer 18-year-old Tahith Chong a new contract, Metro reports.

The winger has impressed Jose Mourinho in training with the first team and has looked bright for the Under 23s.

United will give him a big pay rise and a long-term deal and negotiations are expected to be wrapped up smoothly.