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    Chelsea aim to hijack Arsenal's Mudryk deal

    Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk's Mykhailo Mudryk, writes The Guardian , despite the winger being a long-term target for Arsenal since the summer.

    For the full story, see GOAL's article here.

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    United plot January move for Asensio

    Manchester United are plotting a surprise move for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio, according to Defensa Central, with the Spaniard out of contract at the end of the season.

    If Asensio fails to sign a new deal - which looks likely given his mere 426 minutes accumulated for Los Blancos this campaign - the 26-year-old could make the switch to United, who are looking to bolster their attacking options.

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    Ronaldo agrees $75m-a-year deal with Al-Nassr

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    After weeks of speculation, former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, reports CBS Sports.

    The Portugal international will sign a mouth-watering $75m (£61.1m) per year deal with the club, which will see him become an ambassador after his playing career comes to an end in 2024.

    GOAL has the full story here.

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    Cadiz make loan offer for Luis Alberto

    Cadiz have made a loan offer for Lazio defender Luiz Alberto, reports Spanish outlet Relevo, although the Italian side will not accept a deal that doesn't include an option to buy.

    Given the small stature of a club like Cadiz - who have already offered to pay the full wages of the player - the negotiations between the two will likely take a while. Luiz Alberto, meanwhile, has other suitors in Spain, with Valencia also linked with securing his signature.

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    Ilyes Housni signs first PSG contract

    PSG have confirmed the signing of youth striker Ilyes Housni to his first professional contract, keeping him at the club until June 2026.

    Housni, who was born in Creteil in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, joined the club's pre-academy in 2017 before becoming an established starter with the U19s throughout 2022-23.

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    Wolves interested in signing Souttar

    Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Stoke City defender Harry Souttar as one of Julen Lopetegui's first signings as manager, writes TEAMtalk.

    The Australia international impressed at the World Cup in Qatar, with his six-foot-six frame likely to sure up Wolves' defence in the second half of the season. Souttar was previously linked to Wanderers before a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament put paid to any Premier League move back in 2021.

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    RB Salzburg's Wober has taken Leeds medical

    RB Salzburg defender Maximilian Wober reportedly took his medical with Leeds United on Thursday, ahead of an imminent January transfer, according to Austrian outlet Salzburger Nachrichten.

    While reports are yet to reach the UK, Wober is expected to be announced as a Leeds player in the coming days, where he will link back up with former manager Jesse Marsch.

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    Jorginho hoping for Napoli return

    La Repubblica are reporting that Chelsea midfielder Jorginho wants to return to former club Napoli when his contract with the Blues runs out at the end of the season.

    The Italy international has spent four years in West London, but would need a salary reduction if his return to Naples is to go through.

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    Arsenal target Mudryk can win Ballon d'Or, says De Zerbi

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    Madrid ready to bid more than €100 for Bellingham

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    Benfica agrees to negotiate with Chelsea for Feranandez

    Benfica has agreed to negotiate with Chelsea for the sale of Enzo Fernandez, according to TYC Sports.

    It has been reported that the player has agreed to leave Benfica and join Chelsea. The Blues have already offered £106m for Fernandez, more than matching his release clause, and are in pole position to land the youngster. 

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    Lampard tried to sign Haaland at Chelsea

    Frank Lampard has showered lavish praises on Erling Haaland and also revealed that he tried to sign the striker while he was the manager at Chelsea.

    "He's an amazing player, that top level of play can come to whatever league, especially when he possesses everything he does," said Lampard.

    "I've got huge respect for him. I've coached against him when he was at RB Salzburg, my eyes were wide open at the time. It was clear in our pre-match preparation what this boy was already.

    "I tried to sign him at Chelsea, it wasn't to be. And it was clear what he was going to become, so fair play to him."

    Everton are set to play Man City on December 31.

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    Xavi shares crucial update on Busquets contract extension

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    Bellingham chose BVB over Bayern back in 2020

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    Birmingham City's former CEO Xuandong Ren has revealed how Bayern Munich tried to snatch Jude Bellingham away from Borussia Dortmund before he signed for the club in 2020. The midfielder moved to Dortmund in a €25 million deal.

    "The day he wanted to sign for Dortmund, I got a call from his father asking me to postpone the signing. Bayern tried to increase the offer at the last minute. They offered him so much money," Ren told 

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    Celtic sign Japanese international Iwata

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    Brighton welcomes back Mwepu as U-9 coach

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    Chelsea might move for Caicedo

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    Fernandez agrees Chelsea move

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    It was a dream for Datro Fofana to join Chelsea, claims agent

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    Rice not up for sale, insists Moyes

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    West Ham will not allow Declan Rice to leave the club in January. Chelsea and Manchester United are keen to get him but they have to wait until summer to sign their man.

    “There will be no chance Declan Rice leaves in this window if that’s what you are talking about," coach David Moyes stated.

    Rice has a contract with West Ham until 2024 which can be extended by a further 12 months.