Ranieri wants reunion with Simpson at Fulham
Claudio Ranieri is hoping to secure a reunion with defender Danny Simpson this month at Fulham, reports the Mirror.
The duo won a title together at Leicester City, but Simpson's future with the Foxes is uncertain.
Ranieri is hoping to land Simpson as he looks to improve his defence to help drag Fulham out of the relegation zone.
Galaxy re-sign Boateng
Emmanuel Boateng has re-signed with the LA Galaxy, the MLS club announced Monday.
The 24-year-old Boateng scored two goals and added five assists in 27 appearances last season for the MLS outfit.
“Ema is a talented young player who brings excitement and depth to our roster," LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese said in a statement. "We look forward to his continued development as a player and future contributions to our team.”
Milan consider Piatek as Higuain replacement
Milan could lose Higuain to Chelsea and would be open to bringing in Piatek if Genoa are willing to sell, though they have not made an offer yet.
Genoa want at least €40 million (£36m/$46m) for Piatek and would not want a loan to buy arrangement, as the club desire the money now.
Juventus want Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri
It is understood that the Serie A champions are eager to buy the player outright, with left-wing-back Leonardo Spinazzola ready to be loaned out to Bologna to make room for the Brazilian.
The 24-year-old has featured sparingly for the Blues since his arrival from Roma in January of 2018, taking in only 7 league Premier League appearances as Marcos Alonso continues to be preferred at the left side of defence.
Coutinho not interested in Barca exit
Philippe Coutinho isn't considering leaving Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Brazil forward has grown frustrated with life at the Camp Nou having started just one La Liga match since the start of last month, prompting the Red Devils to enquire about his availablity.
However, Coutinho and is wife are settled in the city and aren't ready to give up on the Blaugranes just yet having worked so hard to push through the move from Liverpool last winter.
Barcelona and Real Betis eye Emerson deal
Barcelona and Real Betis are hoping to complete the joint signing of Atletico Mineiro defender Emerson, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The deal would see Betis pay around €9million (£8m/$10.3m) for the 19-year-old with Barcelona paying €3million (£2.7m/$3.4m) for first option on the youngster's signature as well as a percentage of any future sale.
However, to complete the transfer Betis would have to sell one of their current non-EU players, with Japan international Takashi Inui the most likely to make way.
Yaya Toure to play for one or two more years
Yaya Toure has dismissed suggestions of retirement, saying that he feels he can still perform at the top level for a few more seasons.
The former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder is currently a free agent following an ill-fated spell at Greek side Olympiakos.
Dortmund deny Kagawa to Bordeaux rumours
Borussia Dortmund have denied reports Shinji Kagawa is set to join French side Bordeaux on loan
Reports from France suggested that Dortmund had agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 club for the Japan international, though Kagawa had yet to be convinced about the move.
RB Leipzig to promote Mitchell in order to ward off Man Utd
Paul Mitchell is set to be offered an expanded role at RB Leipzig in order to deter interest from Manchester United, report the Telegraph.
Mitchell is currently head of recruitment and development at the German club but has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as they look to appoint their first ever technical director.
The 37-year-old has developed a reputation for being one of the best talent-spotters in European football and has been credited with discovering, amongst others, Sadio Mane, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld.
Lille boss Galtier signs new deal
Zenit demand €40m for 'Fabregas replacement' Paredes
Chelsea have been told to increase their offer for Zenit's Leandro Paredes to €40m (£36m/$46m), Goal understands.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to find a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who was allowed to join Monaco on a free transfer on Friday.
Juventus face road block for Pogba
Pogba's issues with Jose Mourinho appeared to make the midfielder's exit from Manchester United a near certainty, but he has been rejuvenated under Red Devils interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Juventus have not give up hope, but are resigned to the fact Pogba's fate is likely to come down to whoever the Old Trafford outfit appoint to the full time role after Solskjaer.
Dembele to have medical with Guangzhou R&F
Reports said Tottenham accepted an offer from Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan, but the club have now also accepted a bid from Guangzhou.
Dembele's contract has six months left but Spurs will let him leave in January in order to receive a transfer fee.
Wagner leaves Huddersfield Town
The Terriers are mired at the bottom of the league and have scored only 13 goals this season, fewest in the Premier League.
The club released a statement saying Wagner was not sacked, but had been in discussions over his exit from Huddersfield.
Gutman rejects Fire contract to join Celtic
The 22-year-old left-back had spent the previous four years at Indiana University and was awarded the Hermann Trophy for top male player in college soccer in January.
Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez has confirmed that while a contract was offered, Gutman has passed on it in order to sign with Celtic instead.
Dortmund deny Kagawa to Bordeaux rumours
Borussia Dortmund have denied reports Shinji Kagawa is set to join French side Bordeaux on loan.
Reports from France suggested that Dortmund had agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 club for the Japan international, though Kagawa had yet to be convinced about the move.
However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has distanced himself from those rumours.
Red Bull Salzburg striker waiting for Liverpool
With 20 goals in 30 appearances this year, the forward has garnered interest from multiple clubs, including Valencia.
Dabour owns a €25 million (£22m/$29m) buyout clause, but wants to join Liverpool, and is waiting for them to show concrete interest.
Neymar: Weah made right choice with Celtic
The 18-year-old forward has opted to head for Scotland during the winter transfer window after seeing his path to first-team football in France blocked by a star-studded array of attacking talent.
Celtic were eager to add the forward to their attempt to beat back a title challenge from Rangers and Neymar believes Weah will flourish at Parkhead.
Toure weighing up offer from Celtic
The midfielder left Olympiacos last week and is on the hunt for a new club.
Toure is hoping for a Premier League return but his older brother Kolo, an assistant at Celtic, is working with Brendan Rodgers to try to lure him to Scotland.
Ancelotti: Koulibaly is happy
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Kalidou Koulibaly is happy in Naples.
The Napoli manager had to insist his star centre-back was going nowhere despite the racist abuse he was subjected to in the club's 1-0 defeat by Inter at the San Siro.
The defender has been linked with moves to the Premier League often, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all mentioned.
Capello: Higuain wants Sarri reunion
Fabio Capello believes Higuain should not move in January, but thinks that the striker wants to link up with a coach who can get the best out of him.
The former England manager feels that the Argentine is low on confidence and that AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso is not playing to the former Real Madrid frontman's strengths.
Under now-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, Higuain plundered 92 goals in 147 games, while he has just eight in 21 so far in Milan.
Cardiff in Sala talks
Cardiff City are in talks over a potential club-record move for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, according to the BBC.
The deal appeared to have collapsed after an initial £15m (€16.8m/$19.3m) bid was rejected, but Neil Warnock's side have returned with a reported £18m (€20.2m/$23.16) offer.
Sala is the third-highest scorer in Ligue 1 this season with 12 goals, behind Lille's Nicolas Pepe on 13 and Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe on 14.
Chelsea hope Hudson-Odoi stays
Chelsea are making a last-ditch attempt to convince Callum Hudson-Odoi to snub Bayern Munich and remain at Stamford Bridge.
The teenage wing sensation has been the subject of a £35m (€39.24m/$44.7m) bid from the Bundesliga giants and wants to move to Germany.
The Blues are offering increased minutes and a five-year deal, but the success of Jadon Sancho, Reiss Nelson and Ademola Lookman in the Bundesliga has inspired Hudson-Odoi to make the same move.
Podolski open to Bundesliga return
Lukas Podolski is open to the prospect of a Bundesliga return.
The 33-year-old forward has one year left to run on his contract at Japanese side Vissel Kobe, and still feels he can cut it in the German top-flight.
He could be set to re-join Koln for a third time ahead of next season if they win promotion back to the Bundesliga.
Dortmund land Balerdi
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the capture of young centre-back Leonardo Balerdi from Boca Juniors on their official website.
Balerdi, 19, has made five starts from a possible 14 in the league for Boca this season, keeping three clean sheets in those games.
The Argentina U20 international has signed a long-term contract with the Bundesliga leaders and immediately links up with the first team.
West Ham want Wilson
West Ham United will look to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth if Marko Arnautovic departs for China, according to Sky Sports.
The Austrian is looking increasingly like leaving the Hammers, who will need to replace their first-choice striker if he were to move on.
Wilson has notched nine goals and six assists in 20 Premier League games this season and has been linked with a move to Chelsea already in this window.
Okazaki wants Leicester exit
Shinji Okazaki wants to leave Leicester City over a lack of playing time, according to Sky Sports.
The 32-year-old Japan striker's contract expires at the end of the campaign but after just one Premier League start all season, he wants to move on this month.
A number of Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in signing Okazaki, but the Foxes are reportedly reluctant to leave themselves with just two senior centre-forwards in the form of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Juventus join the race to sign Modric
Juventus are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in the summer, according to Don Balon.
The 2018 Ballon d'Or winner has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan in recent months, but Juve have now also emerged as potential suitors.
The Bianconeri are reportedly willing to offer Modric a three-year contract, with the option to extend that deal by another year in 2022.
Barcelona interested in Llorente
Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is the subject of interest from Barcelona, according to Marca.
The 33-year-old has fallen way down the pecking order at Spurs recently and has only managed to make six Premier League apperances this season.
Barca are on the lookout for a new striker after offloading Munir El Haddadi and they have idetified Llorente as a possible short-term replacement.
Wolves set to offer Coady a new deal
Wolves are preparing to offer club captain Conor Coady a fresh contract, to ward off interest from the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.
According to the Daily Mail, Wolves want the 25-year-old to join the club's top earners after his impressive first half of the 2018-19 campaign.
The English defender has racked up 21 Premier League appearances this term, emerging as a contender for a place in Gareth Southgate's national squad.
Iglesias snubs Everton move
Espanyol forward Borja Iglesias has rejected the chance to move to Everton in the Premier League, according to Marca.
The Toffees were reportedly willing to meet the 25-year-old's €28m ($32m, £25m) buy-out clause in the January window, but he does not wish to leave Spain.
Iglesias has been a standout performer for Espanyol this season, scoring nine goals in 20 La Liga appearances.
Dembele flies to China
Mousa Dembele has flown to China ahead of his proposed switch to Beijing Guoan, according to Football.London.
The Tottenham midfielder is set to complete a deal worth up to £11m (€12.35m/$14.15m).
The 31-year-old Belgian had just six months left to run and has struggled with injury this season, leading the Spurs hierarchy to cash in on their asset to raise funds.
Cardiff chase Samata
Cardiff City are exploring a deal for Mbwana Samatta from Genk, according to France Football.
Having seemingly failed in their pursuit of Emiliano Sala from Nantes, Neil Warnock has turned his attention to the 26-year-old striker from Tanzania.
Samatta has 24 goals from just 31 appearances in all competitions in Belgium this season and could give Cardiff some much-needed firepower.
Juventus reject Higuain loan offer
Juventus have rejected Chelsea's offer of loaning Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Evening Standard.
The Argentine is currently out on loan with AC Milan, but Juventus would be happy to sell him if such an offer was made.
The player also seems keen on the move, but the Blues have been told that a £32m (€35.8m/$41.16m) purchase clause - like the one in his current loan deal - must be inserted into any temporary transfer.
Ayite wants Fulham exit
Floyd Ayite wants to leave Fulham this month, according to France Football.
The 30-year-old has been on the fringes this season since the arrivals of Andre Schurrle and Luciano Vietto and wants to leave in search of regular playing time.
The forward is of interest to Ligue 1 sides Caen and Bordeaux, having previously played for the latter.
Chelsea submit £27m offer for Paredes
The Blues have identified the Argentina international as the perfect replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco last Friday.
Paredes will be reportedly be offered a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge, on a salary of £80,000 per week.
Martin O'Neill set to land Nottingham Forest job
Nottingham Forest are on the verge of appointing Martin O'Neill as their new permanent manager, according to The Guardian.
The former Republic of Ireland boss is poised to replace Aitor Karanka in the hotseat and return to the club where he won two European Cups as a player.
Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has held negotiations with O'Neill over the last couple of days and the club are now hopeful of finalising a deal.
Real Madrid edge closer to Piatek deal
Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek could be on the verge of a switch to Real Madrid, according to Don Balon.
With first choice striker Karim Benzema now sidelined with injury, Madrid president Florentino Perez has accelerated talks with Genoa regarding their prized asset.
The Serie A outfit value Piatek at €60m (£54m, $69m), which is a fee Madrid are prepared to meet during the January window.
Leeds lining up move for Swansea winger
Swansea City winger Daniel James has emerged as a January target for Leeds United, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The 21-year-old is on the list of Marcelo Bielsa's approved potential signings this month, with his current value set at around £3m ($4m).
James has featured in 16 Championship games for Swansea this season, contributing one goal and three assists.
PSG reach agreement with De Jong
Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong could be on the verge of a move to Paris Saint Germain, according to AS.
The Dutchman has been offered a five-year contract worth €8m ($9m, £7m) per season, with the final fee negotiated between the two clubs reportedly in the region of €75m (£67m, $86m).
De Jong has also been heavily linked with Barcelona and Manchester City, but PSG are now the favourites to land the 21-year-old's signature.
Woodburn back out on loan?
Ben Woodburn could be set for another loan spell away from Liverpool this month after his temporary deal at Sheffield United was cut short, according to Sky Sports.
The forward was not getting enough play-time with the Blades, but could be offered more of a chance at Rangers under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who has taken a host of Reds youngsters on loan this season.
West Brom are also rumoured to be interested, having seen the on-loan Harvey Barnes recalled to parent club Leicester City.
Fulham confident over Babel
Fulham are confident of securing former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel on a six-month loan deal, according to the Daily Mail.
The Dutchman, 32, currently plies his trade at Besiktas and has scored six goals in 19 appearances so far this season.
Claudio Ranieri will hope his experience can help haul the Cottagers out of a precarious position, sitting five points from safety.
Ancelotti expects Allan to stay at Napoli
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Allan will remain with Napoli this month, despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian midfielder is reportedly being eyed up as a replacement for exit-bound Adrien Rabiot, and a staggering €80m (£72m/$92m) bid has been suggested.
However, the Italian rubbished the rumours and declared that Allan would still be in Naples when the transfer window closes.
Ramsey set for Juve deal
Aaron Ramsey is set to sign a five-year contract with Juventus ahead of a proposed Bosman transfer at the end of the season.
The Welsh midfielder has not penned fresh terms with Arsenal after negotiations broke down, and Juventus have emerged as the leading candidates to sign him on a pre-contract agreement.
Ramsey has completed the first part of his medical and is set to become the latest midfielder to join the Serie A giants for free, with Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Sami Khedira and Emre Can all making similar moves.
Man Utd interested in Carrasco
Manchester United are interested in Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, his wife has told A BOLA.
Carrasco has struggled to adapt to life in China since joining Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid, and the Belgian winger now wants to return to Europe.
The 25-year-old has also been linked with Arsenal, as well as various other clubs in Germany, Spain and Italy.
Blaszczykowski to play for free
Polish wide-man Jakub Blaszczykowski is set to play for free for his boyhood club Wisla Krakow.
The former Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg player is now a free agent and is set to link up with his struggling former side without requesting a wage.
He is also loaning the club €300,000 of his own money in a remarkable display of generosity.
Roma keen on Schneiderlin
The defensive midfielder, 29, has barely featured since the Toffees' 3-1 defeat against West Ham in mid-September, having played just 39 minutes of Premier League football across three appearances since.
And the Serie A outfit have identified the Frenchman as a potentially affordable, short-term replacement for the ageing Daniele De Rossi, now 35 and with a contract that expires at the end of the season.
Rabiot's price set at €15m
A host of clubs are circling Adrien Rabiot as Paris Saint-Germain slap a €15m price-tag on the out-of-contract star, according to Paris United.
Chief suitors Barcelona would reportedly prefer to sign the midfielder this month rather than wait until the end of the season, but the deal has been complicated by the demands of Rabiot's agent and mother - Veronique Rabiot.
As a result, the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Tottenham have also registered an interest although the player's wages are proving a stumbling block for the latter.
Barcelona chasing Maxi Gomez
Celta Vigo striker Maximiliano Gomez is the subject of interest from Barcelona, according to Don Balon.
The Blaugrana had hoped to land his signature in the January window, but Celta are unwilling to sell at this stage of the season.
The La Liga outfit are however willing to do business with Barca for Maxi Gomez during the summer, for a fee in the region of €60m ($69m, £54m).
Balotelli remains number one target for Marseille
Nice striker Mario Balotelli remains Marseille's number one January transfer target, according to France Football.
The Italian's entourage has held talks with Marseille representatives but no agreement has been reached yet, with two weeks left until the winter window slams shut.
Balotelli has yet to find the back of the net in Ligue 1 this season, drawing blanks in 10 consectutive domestic appearances for Nice.
Yohan Cabaye available as a free agent
Former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now a free agent, after being released from his contract with Al-Nasr.
According to France Football, the 33-year-old signed a two-year contract with the United Arab Emirates club back in July, but it has now been cut short.
Cabaye is now free to negotiate a deal with any potential suitors during the January transfer window as he looks ahead to the next chapter of his career.
Jordi Alba hopes for Barca stay
Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba hopes to remain at the Camp Nou, with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2020.
Negotiations between the player and club have been ongoing in recent months, but no deal has been agreed yet, with Alba hoping to join Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets as one of the team's top earners.
According to Marca, Alba told reporters on Sunday: "I want to stay here as this is the club that I love and have always supported, but it depends on them."
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Khedira could leave Juve this summer
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira might leave the club at the end of the season if Aaron Ramsey's proposed move from Arsenal goes through as expected.
According to Calcio Mercato, the German has fallen out of favour at the Allianz Stadium in recent months and Ramsey's arrival would force him even further down the pecking order at the club.
Khedira's current contract is set to expire in 2021, but Juve may be willing to listen to offers during the summer.
AC Milan eyeing Fellaini swoop
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is the subject of interest from AC Milan, according to Belgian publication Nieuwsblad via Calcio Mercato.
Gennaro Gattuso is in the market for midfield reinforcements this month and Fellaini has been identified as a potential target.
The 31-year-old has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford since the departure of Jose Mourinho and may have to seek regular football elsewhere.
Doucoure plans to leave Watford
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure wants to leave the club in January amid links to Paris Saint Germain.
The Frenchman wants to force his way into national squad manager Didier Deschamps' plans, but he recognises he needs to be playing Champions League football first.
As The Sun reports, Doucoure announced his intentions publicly in an interview with French TV station Canal Plus, stating: "Yes, I think I will leave Watford.
"The club are aware of my ambitions and want to help me go up a level. So if it doesn't happen this winter we'll have a look at things this summer and the possibilities available."
Chelsea want to re-sign Ake for £40m
Chelsea are interested in luring Nathan Ake back to Stamford Bridge from Bournemouth in the summer, according to The Sun.
A £40m ($51m) deal has been mooted for the Blues, who inserted a buy-back option in Ake's Cherries contract when he left the club in 2017.
The Dutch international has featured in 22 Premier League games this season, contributing three goals.
Sarri: Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu like new signings
Maurizio Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu feel like new signings while also reiterating that the two figure to play bigger roles if Chelsea does not dip into the transfer market.
Hudson-Odoi's future with the club remains a talking point with Bayern interested, but Sarri says he expects the winger to play a role in the second half of the campaign.
Gil linked with Revs
The New England Revolution are after Deportivo midfielder Carles Gil, according to El Ideal Gallego.
Deportivo are said to be happy with the offer from the MLS club, but are looking to sign a replacement before letting the Spanish midfielder go.
Gil has played in 18 matches, starting 12, while contributing one assist this season.
Guardiola pessimistic on De Jong
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not spend £100 million in their search for a new midfielder, whether that's Frenkie de Jong or Ruben Neves.
The reigning Premier League champions are in need of a holding midfielder to backup, and eventually replace, Fernandinho, and Guardiola has urged the club to be "quick and efficient" in their transfer dealings.
Fulham, Huddersfield and Leeds in for Zardes
Fulham, Huddersfield Town and Leeds United are interested in signing U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes, according to Team Talk.
The Columbus Crew forward has earned 40 caps and put together a bounce-back campaign after being traded by the LA Galaxy before the 208 MLS season.
Zardes, who has also reportedly drawn interest Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Norwich, is expected to compete for a spot in the USMNT's Gold Cup roster this summer.
Willian wants to stay at Chelsea
Willian has clarified his Chelsea future after his winning goal helped the Blues to a 2-1 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Brazilian struck shortly after half time to restore Chelsea’s lead after Ciaran Clarke’s goal had cancelled out Pedro’s opener.
The result helped Chelsea to tighten their grip on fourth place in the Premier League, and afterwards Willian was at pains to reassure fans that he sees his future in west London amidst speculation he could leave in January.
Bookmakers pay out on Solskjaer manager bets
Bookmaker Paddy Power has decided to pay out on bets that Ole Gunner Solskjaer will become the next permanent manager of Manchester United, reports the Mirror.
Solskjaer has enjoyed an incredible start to life at Old Trafford, winning his first six games in charge since Jose Mourinho was shown the door.
And after beating Mauricio Pochettino, a potential rival for the role, and Spurs a Paddy Power spokesman signalled: “We’re so confident that Ole’s Gunnar stay, we’ve decided to pay out on him being appointed permanent Manchester United manager."
Emery wants Ozil out of Arsenal in January
Manager has lost faith in his star's impact
Unai Emery is keen to see Mesut Ozil leave Arsenal in order to free up transfer resources in January, claims the Daily Mail.
Ozil has fallen out of favour this season under Emery and was left out of the Gunners' squad for Saturday's loss to West Ham.
And those in charge at the Emirates understand that the manager has lost faith in his playmaker and wants him out before the end of the month.
Man City face battle for De Jong signing
Manchester City wil have to fight off competition from Barcelona and PSG if they wish to land Frenkie de Jong, according to the Telegraph.
Pep Guardiola is keen to land the Ajax man as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho in the middle of the pitch.
England hopeful Coady to sign new Wolves contract
Wolves captain Conor Coady is set to extend his stay at the Premier League club, reports the Telegraph.
The 25-year-old defender has appeared on the radar of England manager Gareth Southgate, who watched him from the stands in Wolves' FA Cup clash against Liverpool.
Now his club want to tie him to a fresh deal, with his current contract set to expire in two years.
Everton not interested in selling Gueye
Idrissa Gana Gueye has been told by Everton that they do not wish to sell him to Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Daily Mail.
Gueye, 29, has emerged as a target for the Ligue 1 leaders, who would be prepared to pay up to £30 million for his services.
But Everton see the midfielder as indispensable to their plans, and will dismiss PSG's overtures.