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Former Chelsea and Spurs target Barrios signs with Zenit

2019-02-01T22:40:54Z

Zenit have signed Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors to replace Leandro Paredes following the midfielder's sale to Paris Saint-Germain

The Colombia international has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Zenit, who did not release details of the fee paid to Boca. 

The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to the Premier League after his strong performance at last summer's World Cup, with Chelsea and Tottenham rumoured to be keen, but instead will join Zenit.

Bayern will return for Hudson-Odoi - Rummenigge

2019-02-01T22:15:14Z

The CEO says the club are "convinced" by the player and will make another attempt to sign him in the summer

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club will return for Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer as they remain "convinced" of his quality.

The Chelsea youngster was Bayern's main target throughout the winter window but the Blues held firm despite a transfer request, turning down a £35 million ($46m) deal.

Maurizio Sarri says it is up to Hudson-Odoi to "respect the club" for the rest of the season, although the teenager is still keen on a move and Rummenigge has confirmed that feeling is mutual.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Zenit announce Azmoun signing

2019-02-01T21:45:37Z

Zenit have announced the signing of Iran international Sardar Azmoun from Ruben Kazan.

Whitecaps sign Tunisia youth international

2019-02-01T21:20:22Z

The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Tunisia youth international Jasser Khmiri, the MLS club have announced.

The 21-year-old centre-back signed with the Canadian outfit from Stade Tunisien, and inked a three-year deal with the Whitecaps with a club option for 2022. 

“Jasser is a player who caught our eye thanks to his strong performances with the Tunisian U-21 national team,” Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos said in a statement. “He’s 6-foot-4, he has very good speed, and he’s comfortable with the ball, which are all qualities we are looking for in a centre back"

Juventus confirm extension of Favilli loan

2019-02-01T20:55:07Z

Juventus have confirmed Andrea Favilli will remain on loan at Genoa through the 2019-20 season, after which the club will have an obligation to buy the striker.

Juventus bought Favilli this past summer from Ascoli, but loaned him out to Genoa for the season.

However, on their website's listing of January business, the Serie A leaders confirmed termination of the original loan deal with new terms for a two-year loan, with an obligation for Genoa to buy.

NYCFC to acquire $9m Mitrita

2019-02-01T20:17:31Z

New York City FC are set to acquire Alex Mitrita for $9 million (£7m) from Romanian side Universitatea Craiova, according to Romanian publication Fanatik.

The striker will visit Manchester, home of NYCFC sister club Man City, for a medical and then will sign a four-year contract worth over $1m per season.

The 23-year-old Mitrita previously played at Pescara in Serie A before returning to his native Romania in 2017.

Efrain Juarez leaves Whitecaps

2019-02-01T19:59:05Z

Vancouver Whitecaps have confirmed that Efrain Juarez has left by mutual consent.

The 30-year-old Mexico international joined the MLS side last January and made 17 appearances in all competitions.

He is rumoured to be on his way to Chile where he is expected to join Cruz Azul.

No one wanted to replace Sala, Warnock reveals

2019-02-01T19:43:01Z

Neil Warnock says Cardiff were unsuccessful in their attempts to sign a striker at the end of the January window because their targets did not want to replace Emiliano Sala.

Sala became Cardiff's record signing when he moved from Nantes, but his plane disappeared over the English Channel while making his way from Nantes to Cardiff.  

Warnock confirmed Cardiff tried to bring in another striker to add to a squad in the Premier League's relegation zone, but Sala's absence weighed heavily on their targets' minds. 

Read the full story here

Stuani signs new Girona deal

2019-02-01T19:24:04Z

Girona top scorer Cristhian Stuani has signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2022.

The 32-year-old Uruguayan is by far their most clinical player, having netted 12 of the 23 goals Girona have scored in La Liga this season.

The club moved to sign the fan favourite to a new deal, ensuring he spends three more years there.

Rangers sign Chelsea teen Young-Coombes

2019-02-01T18:57:24Z

Rangers have completed the signing of 16-year-old Nathan Young-Coombes from Chelsea.

The forward has represented the Blues and Crystal Palace at youth level but has made the switch to Glasgow on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Balotelli and Marseille: A disaster waiting to happen?

2019-02-01T18:34:20Z

Mario Balotelli and Marseille have both been on a rapid decline in recent years, but could their new partnership spark a turnaround in their fortunes?

The Italian striker had a disastrous start to the season with Nice but has already scored his first goal for Marseille since his recent move.

Given the 28-year-old's volatility and Marseille's recent struggle, their coming together is either a disaster waiting to happen or the revival of past glories.

Solskjaer can seal Man Utd job with PSG win

2019-02-01T18:20:48Z

Champions League progress will seal Norwegian's future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's audition for the job as permanent Manchester United coach will hinge on two games: the Champions League knockout tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

With eight wins and a draw from his first nine games, the Norwegian has had a great impact at Old Trafford since replacing Jose Mourinho on a caretaker basis.

As the Red Devils chiefs continue their search for a full-time option to take over at the helm next season, The Sun claims they have not ruled Solskjaer out. Indeed, they are said to have decided he will be offered the job if he guides them past PSG in second round of Europe's top club competition.

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Time running out for Di Francesco at Roma

2019-02-01T17:46:07Z

Roma are already searching for a replacement for manager Eusebio di Francesco, according to Calciomercato

Di Francesco is understood to have lost the locker room, and a 7-1 hammering at the hands of Fiorentina this week has not helped his cause. 

Paulo Sousa is favoured by the club's board to replace Di Francesco, but Roberto Donadoni, Laurent Blanc and Gian Piero Gasperini are also in the mix.

Bayern to return for Hudson-Odoi in the summer

2019-02-01T17:24:06Z

Bayern Munich will return in the summer with a fresh bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, The Sun claims. 

Hudson-Odoi was left disappointed as Chelsea rejected his transfer request to join the Bavarians in January, but the German champions are not giving up.

The 18-year-old has a year and a half left on his contract, and Bayern believe that a £25 million ($33m) offer in the summer could convince Chelsea to sell. 

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Emery wanted three signings in January

2019-02-01T17:02:34Z

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has admitted he wanted three new signings during the January transfer window. 

Despite his wish, Arsenal only made one signing last month, as Denis Suarez arrived on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season. 

Read Emery's thoughts on his side's window right here

Almiron will shut up ignorant critics

2019-02-01T15:59:39Z

A title winner in three different nations and the fulcrum of Paraguay's exciting young national team, Miguel Almiron can now boast of a new distinction: he has just become the most expensive player in Major League Soccer history.

And he is now about to take the Premier League by storm at Newcastle, as Goal explains.

Why Spurs failed to land Batshuayi

2019-02-01T15:33:45Z

Tottenham were unable to bring in Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea because of the Blues' demands, claims The Sun.

The Belgium international eventually linked up with Crystal Palace on deadline day, but only after Spurs had been quoted four times as much (£8m) to do the same deal.

Godin to Inter?

2019-02-01T15:21:45Z

Three senior stars to leave Man Utd

2019-02-01T15:17:41Z

Manchester United are preparing to part with Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo over the summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils are already in the process of offloading Marouane Fellaini and will look to move more senior stars out once their contracts expire or interest is shown from afar.

Olsson heading back to England

2019-02-01T15:00:14Z

Former West Brom defender Jonas Olsson is to be brought back to English football by Wigan, according to The Sun.

The 35-year-old Swede has been turning out in his homeland for Djurgaardens but is considered to be a useful short-term option for the Latics.

'Suarez will be a squad player at Arsenal'

2019-02-01T14:45:04Z

Denis Suarez may be little more than “a squad player” at Arsenal, says Alan Smith, with business during the January window doing little to inspire confidence.

The Spain international midfielder was the only player to be added to the ranks at Emirates Stadium before the deadline passed, with a loan deal struck with Barcelona.

Here is what a former Gunners striker has had to say on a lack of movement.

Arsenal stuck with overpaid Ozil

2019-02-01T14:34:49Z

Mesut Ozil was linked with a move away from Arsenal in January but a buyer was not found due to his massive salary.

What does that mean for the Gunners as Unai Emery is let to manage a player he has nudged down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium.

Goal takes a look.

Jones wants new Man Utd deal

2019-02-01T14:20:20Z

Phil Jones is hoping to earn a new contract at Manchester United, with the long-serving defender set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

He told Sky Sports: “Of course I do [want to stay] - it's Man United. This club has been part of my life for many years now. I love the club, the fans, the players."

Check out the full story here.

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Suarez airs Barcelona retirement wish

2019-02-01T14:11:37Z

Luis Suarez is hoping to retire as a Barcelona player, with the Uruguay international admitting it would be “the greatest thing” to spend the rest of his career at Camp Nou.

The 32-year-old striker told Sport: “To finish at the best club in the world would be the greatest thing. But that will be difficult as very few have achieved it before.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Why Arsenal failed to sign Nkunku

2019-02-01T13:50:22Z

Sven Mislintat's poor relationship with PSG boss Thomas Tuchel may have affected Arsenal's failure to sign Christopher Nkunku, according to the BBC.

The winger was set to depart in the wake of Luciano Acosta's move to the French capital - a deal which never materialised.

Tuchel and head of recruitment Mislintat are said to have a strained relationship and that could have made the difference, says BBC Sport's David Ornstein.

Bakayoko wants Milan move

2019-02-01T13:30:19Z

Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to stay at AC Milan but is ignoring speculation regarding his future.

The Frenchman is on a season-long loan at San Siro, and after a slow start has quickly become a key member of Gennaro Gattuso's first team.

Sporting director Leonardo says a permanent deal for Bakayoko will only be possible if the club qualify for the Champions League.

Milan are fourth in Serie A, a point ahead of Roma, but the midfielder is trying not to become distracted.

"I heard what Leonardo said, but I’m not in a position to talk about it. It’s an issue that concerns Milan and Chelsea," Bakayoko told Corriere dello Sport.

"Staying at Milan is my dream and the fixed thought in my mind, but I have a contract with Chelsea. ‘

"Right now I just want to finish the season in the top four. After that we’ll think about it."

Newcastle beat four clubs to sign Almiron

2019-02-01T13:15:04Z

Newcastle held off interest from four other Premier League sides to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United.

The Toon broke their transfer record when they paid £20 million to ($26m) to acquire the Paraguayan on deadline day.

And agent Daneil Campose says there were other English sides keen on the attacker.

"There were four other teams in the Premier League that were interested in Miguel,” he told told radio station Futgol 970.

"For different reasons, nothing was settled.

"I know Rafael Benitez and he had been following Miguel for quite some time."

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Warnock laments failure to sign striker

2019-02-01T12:55:09Z

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock says a number of forwards did not want to join the club in the wake of Emiliano Sala's disappearance.

The Argentine striker remains unfound after his plane went missing last week over the Channel Islands as he prepared to complete his move to South Wales.

Warnock says the Bluebirds tried to acquire cover, but the epiode meant many turned down their offer.

"One or two of the strikers we were talking about didn't really want to come in the circumstances," the 70-year-old said.

"They didn't want to come in after what's happened. So it's been a very difficult window."

Chelsea failed with Semenyo bid

2019-02-01T12:35:32Z

Chelsea had a £2 million ($2.6m) offer for Bristol City youngster Antoine Semenyo rejected on deadline day.

The Blues and Manchester United have been tracking the teenage forward.

And though a bid from the Blues was knocked back, they plan to reignite their interest in the summer when his contract expires, according to TeamTalk.

Stoke secure capture of City's Corrigan

2019-02-01T12:19:40Z

Stoke have announced the signing of Manchester City youngster Ryan Corrigan.

The 18-year-old will go into the club's academy after securing his move from the bet365 Stadium on deadline day.

Formerly of Everton, the Irishman has applied his trade in the Under-18 Premier League where he has made 30 outings in the last two campaigns.

The robot returns as Burnley announce Crouch

2019-02-01T11:46:27Z

Announcements of new signings may have peaked a few years ago (remember Aston Villa's Whatsapp group?) but Burnley have bought new life to the phenomenon after confirming the signing of Peter Crouch.

The 38-year-old has returned to the Premier League from Stoke City to try and help the Clarets stay afloat this term.

See for yourself how they chose to mark the arrival of the England forward.

'Sala touted for future Chelsea and Liverpool move'

2019-02-01T11:30:12Z

Emiliano Sala was being lined up for a future move to Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Liverpool, prior to the completion of his move to Cardiff.

The Argentine went missing early last week after the plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson lost contact over the Channel Islands.

And in a leaked email published by L'Equipe agent Willie McKay admitted he had spoken to a host of sides regarding the striker.

"As far as you are concerned, we have talked to all the clubs, including Manchester, Chelsea, Liverpool," wrote McKay. "We think you could end up in such clubs."

Searches for the 28-year-old will resume on Sunday after 'moments of quiet reflection' were held ahead of Premier League games across the country.

Valencia rejected deadline day exit

2019-02-01T11:18:45Z

Manchester United club captain Antonio Valencia turned down a deadline day exit from Old Trafford.

The full-back is out-of-favour under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has only started five Premier League games this season.

The Sun understand Newcastle and Fulham were both thought to be keen on the Ecuador international, but he rebuffed the offers as he prepares to run down his contract.

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Will Grigg's on fire!

2019-02-01T10:56:58Z

Bayern 'love' Hudson-Odoi

2019-02-01T10:32:35Z

'Sarri madness will soon spark exit talk'

2019-02-01T10:19:45Z

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea have been found out, says Graeme Le Saux, with the man at the helm set to become the subject of exit talk unless he moves away from the “madness” of a system that is not working.

The former Blues defender told the Daily Express: “Is Sarri prepared to have a bumpy ride like the one he is going through, because he believes that the end result is worth it? It is a risky path, for me.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Saints snubbed four Austin approaches

2019-02-01T10:04:42Z

Southampton turned down loan approaches for Charlie Austin from four Premier League clubs on transfer deadline day, reports Sky Sports.

The Saints striker was a man in demand, but he remains at St Mary's and is ready to fight for his place.

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Man Utd hopeful on De Gea deal

2019-02-01T09:23:52Z

Manchester United remain optimistic regarding their chances of getting David de Gea to sign a contract extension.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said of talks with the goalkeeper, who is tied to the Red Devils until 2020: “The club’s working on a few players. I don’t know how far we are, but it’s a statement from the club we want to keep our best players.”

City to open Delph contract talks

2019-02-01T09:15:43Z

Manchester City are preparing to open contract talks with Fabian Delph, claims The Sun.

The England international's current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2020 and the reigning Premier League champions are eager to tie a versatile performer to fresh terms.

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Arsenal back out of Malcom loan deal

2019-02-01T08:58:08Z

Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Malcom on loan from Barcelona.

The Gunners did acquire Denis Suarez for the rest of the season but the Brazilian did not follow him.

According to The Sun the cash-strapped North London outfit baulked at the fee being demanded by the Camp Nou club and pulled out of negotiations.

Cahill turned down Juve, failed to join Fulham

2019-02-01T08:39:44Z

Gary Cahill remains a Chelsea player after turning down a move to Fulham, according to Sky Sports.

The Blues and Fulham even agreed terms over a permanent move, but Cahill was unable to accept a contract.

Monaco were also left disappointed by the 33-year-old's decision to remain at Stamford Bridge.

United eyeing summer Sancho bid

2019-02-01T08:12:39Z

The England international is valued at £90m

Manchester United are tracking Jadon Sancho with the view to making a bid this summer, according to Metro.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a fine spell at Borussia Dortmund since leaving Manchester City in 2017.

Dortmund value Sancho at £90 million (€103m/$117m) but United's desire to reassert their dominance could lead to them matching that fee.

PSG had late Gueye bid rejected

2019-02-01T07:50:34Z

Everton turned down a last-gasp bid from Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to BBC Sport.

The Segenal international handed in a transfer request in an effort to move to the French capital.

An offer of £26.2 million [€30m/$34m] was submitted late on deadline day but was knocked back by the Merseysiders.

PSG had previously failed with a bid of £21.5m on Thursday.

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Everton, Southampton blocked in Augustin bid

2019-02-01T07:29:30Z

RB Leipzig turned down approaches from the likes of Everton and Southampton for striker Jean-Kevin Augustin, according to The Sun.

West Ham were also thought to be interested but eventually turned their attention to Michy Batshuayi, who they also failed to sign.

The Bundesliga side view the 21-year-old as being key to their attempts to qualify for the Champions League, hence his retention.

 

Spurs young gun nearing Australian move

2019-02-01T04:54:25Z

Tottenham striker Shayon Harrison is close to sealing a loan move to A-League side Melbourne City.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the 21-year-old attacker, who has played just one senior game for Spurs, will join the Australian club once he receives visa clearance. 

Melbourne City is also the home of Aston Villa defender Ritchie De Laet with the club managed by former Manchester United youth coach Warren Joyce. 

Harrison spent last season on loan in League One with Southend United but failed to strike across 13 appearances. 

Crystal Palace sign Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea

2019-02-01T01:01:51Z

Crystal Palace have struck a deadline-day coup as the Eagles snapped up Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The striker had been looking for a way out of his failed loan at Valencia, with Chelsea even talking to rivals Tottenham over a potential deal.

Batshuayi will remain in London, but will do so with Crystal Palace, rather than Spurs, as he looks to revive his career in the Premier League.

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Perisic was conned by Arsenal transfer offer - Spalletti

2019-02-01T00:55:20Z

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti insists Ivan Perisic was conned and that the club have to get him back on track after the midfielder had his head turned by interest from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

Reports had claimed the Serie A club rejected a loan offer for the Croatia international which included an option of a permanent deal for €40 million (£35m/$46m) in the summer, although Inter director Piero Ausilio revealed they had received no suitable offers.

And Spalletti has now claimed it was "not a true offer" and that his player was "conned."

Read the full story here on Goal!

Fulham sign Markovic from Liverpool

2019-02-01T00:51:55Z

Fulham have announced the signing of Lazar Markovic on a free transfer from Liverpool until the end of the season.

The winger will join the London club on a free transfer on a contract that is through the end of the season.

A Fulham club statement read: "Fulham received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrović regarding the player."

Read the full story here on Goal!

Acosta to PSG fell apart due to $2 million difference

2019-02-01T00:13:10Z

The Ligue 1 side offered to make up the amount in incentives

Luciano Acosta's transfer from D.C. United to Paris-Saint Germain fell through due to a difference of $2 million (£1.53m), according to the Washington Post.

D.C. thought they would receive $10m (£7.63m) for Acosta and were prepared to sell, but PSG offered $7m (£5.34m) and were later willing to raise it to $8m (£6.1m), and offered $2m (£1.53m) more in incentives.

When D.C. refused, PSG walked away, leaving Acosta upset the deal fell apart.

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Arsenal, Morata, Pep & the winners and losers of the January transfer window 🏆

2019-01-31T23:54:29Z

Chief correspondent Peter Staunton has penned a feature ranking the winners and losers of this January's transfer window.

Do you agree? 🧐

Read the full story on Goal!