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De Ligt welcomes transfer talk


Matthijs de Ligt has welcomed transfer talk linking him with the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Tottenham, but is reading little into it.

The Ajax defender has told FourFourTwo: "It's nice to see your name linked with those kinds of clubs, but if I didn't hear anything, it doesn't matter."

Read the full story on Goal!

Loftus-Cheek back to Palace?


Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has vowed to try to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek back to the club if he concedes defeat in his battle for first-team football at Chelsea.

Loftus-Cheek spent last season on loan at Palace and impressed enough to earn a place in England's World Cup squad, returning to Stamford Bridge for 2018-19 in the hope of enjoying more game time following the exit of Antonio Conte.

Here's what Hodgson has said about a possible return to Selhurst Park.

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Free agent Agbonlaor snubs offers


Former England international Gabriel Agbonlahor is a free agent but has admitted to snubbing offers as he does not want to play against Aston Villa.

He told The Sun: “I've had a couple of offers from the Championship but after being at Aston Villa for so long it's not really something I'd want to do, play against them. I wouldn't rule out playing abroad but then again I want what's best for my family.”

Cahill hints at Chelsea stay


Gary Cahill appears to have performed a U-turn on his January transfer plans, with the experienced defender hinting at seeing out the season at Chelsea.

It was expected that the 32-year-old would be on the move over the winter after seeing game time limited with the Blues as the final year of his contract runs down.

Find out what he has had to say on his future here.

Galaxy starlets set for Europe


Uly Llanez and Alex Mendez are heading out of the LA Galaxy, according to Fox Sports.

Both products of an academy system in Los Angeles are set to move to Germany, with Llanez agreeing a deal with Wolfsburg and Freiburg moving to land Mendez.

'If Zidane joins Man Utd I'll eat two rats!'


Zinedine Zidane continues to see a possible role as successor to Jose Mourinho at Manchester United mooted, but Christophe Dugarry doubts a deal will be done.

A fellow 1998 World Cup winner has told RMC Sport of the reports linking an iconic Frenchman with a coaching role at Old Trafford: "Zizou won’t go to Manchester. I’m telling you, he won’t go to Manchester."

Click here to find out what else Dugarry has had to say on the United rumours.

Why Man Utd should sell Pogba to PSG


Paul Pogba's position at Manchester United remains the subject of intense debate, with the French midfielder seeing his Old Trafford future called into question on a regular basis.

The World Cup winner is believed to have seen his working relationship with Jose Mourinho break down, sparking reports of an imminent exit.

Paris Saint-Germain are among those to have been linked with a big-money approach, and here Goal argues why that deal makes sense for all concerned.

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'Man Utd never needed Sanchez'


Alexis Sanchez was “never really needed” by Manchester United, says Paul Scholes, with the Chilean now looking lost at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils legend told BBC Radio 5 Live: "It was a signing at the time that I never thought we really needed; I thought the position was covered in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford."

Read the full story on Goal!

Szczesny planned to spend career at Arsenal


Wojciech Szczesny admits he “wanted to be at Arsenal for my whole career” but is happy to have taken a step backwards and ended up filling Gianluigi Buffon’s boots at Juventus.

The Polish goalkeeper told BBC Sport: "It is the club I love. It is the club I still support. I gave everything to play there."

Check out the full story on Goal!

Smith Rowe happy to have shunned loan switch


Emile Smith Rowe believes his decision to snub a loan move away from Arsenal has been justified as he seeks to build on his goal-scoring exploits in Europa League competition.

He said: "It was a chance I took [not to leave] and I am happy I have taken it because now he [Emery] is really happy with me, he helps me a lot and to get the chances I am getting now is crazy."

Read the full story on Goal!

Toure saw City block Inter move


Ibrahimovic responds to Milan rumours


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to rumours of a possible return to AC Milan, with the LA Galaxy striker giving little away.

The 37-year-old has seen a second spell at San Siro mooted after impressing in MLS.

Find out what he has had to say on the transfer talk here.

Giroud in talks to leave Chelsea


Turkish side Besiktas have opened talks regarding a January deal for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Fanatik.

Any winter move would see the World Cup-winning France international leave Stamford Bridge just 12 months after arriving from Arsenal.

Yorke: I want Aston Villa job


Dwight Yorke has announced his interest in taking over as Aston Villa manager.

Villa are looking for a new boss after sacking Steve Bruce this week, and the former striker has revealed he has applied to replace him.

"It's a job I'm 100% interested in, I've made it very clear I'd like to speak to the football club. Whether that happens or not I'm still waiting on a telephone call," he told Sky Sports.

"I've made the necessary move and I've sent in my CV and I'm actually trying to make contact with the chief executive of the football club so I'm doing everything on my side to make sure I'm given that opportunity to speak to that football club."

Dunk to sign new Brighton contract


Lewis Dunk has reached an agreement with Brighton over a new long-term contract, The Daily Mail reports.

The centre-back has been an integral part of Chris Hughton's side since their promotion to the Premier League and, at 26, is expected to keep improving.

Dunk's new deal is set to be announced by the end of the weekend.

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Xavi not ready for Barcelona job


Barcelona legend Xavi has dismissed the idea of taking over as coach any time soon.

The midfielder has been tipped to become a coach in the near future and is working on getting certificates while playing in Qatar with Al-Sadd.

While he expects to be fully qualified to take over top teams next year, he does not feel ready to step into the hot seat at Camp Nou just yet.

Click here to read what the Spain great said

Bayern consider €60m Under bid


Bayern Munich have identified Roma star Cengiz Under as a potential replacement for Arjen Robben, Calciomercato reports.

The 21-year-old winger has made a big impact at Roma since his arrival last year and already caught the attention of Manchester City and Arsenal.

But Bayern are ready to advance on their interest in the Turkey international with a €60 million (£53m/$6m) offer as Robben's contract nears its end.

Chelsea to move for Piatek & Rugani in January


Sarri eyes two Serie A signings

Chelsea are preparing to make offers for Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek and Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, Corriere dello Sport says.

Maurizio Sarri wanted to bring Rugani to Stamford Bridge before the summer transfer window closed but the Blues were unable to strike a deal with Juventus.

The Italian coach will return for the centre-back in the winter, while they will also try to boost their attacking options by making a move for Piatek, who has had a fantastic start to his Serie A career with eight goals in six games.

Marseille & Lille eye Southampton's top starlet


Southampton are hoping to fight off interest in one of their most promising academy stars, Goal can reveal.

The 17-year-old winger is wanted by Marseille and Lille, but the Premier League side see a bright future for him and hope to bring him into the first team in the next few months.

Click here to read the full story

Martinez nears MLS move


Atlanta United are trying to sign Gonzalo Martinez from River Plate, according to Fox Sports.

The MLS side have made an official offer for the 25-year-old, who has been a key player for River in recent seasons.

Several clubs are interested in Martinez, but his passport is thought to pose a problem with a potential switch to Europe, leaving Gerardo Martino's team with a clear opportunity to land him.

Neymar trying to bring Pogba to PSG


Brazil star sounding out midfielder

Neymar is trying to convince Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United and join Paris Saint-Germain.

The breakdown in Pogba's relationship with Jose Mourinho has only enhanced speculation surrounding the midfielder's future, and the likes of Barcelona and Juventus are said to be interested in snapping him up.

However, Neymar has long held a desire to play alongside the France star and is sounding him out over a possible switch to PSG.

Read the full story here

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Zabaleta: Guardiola denied Roma move


Pablo Zabaleta has revealed that Pep Guardiola put a stop to a move to Roma two years ago.

The coach arrived at Manchester City in 2016 and told the full-back that he was too important to let go even though Roma made an offer. 

It turned out to be Zabaleta's last season at City and although he is now a key player for West Ham, he still dreams of a move to Italy.

Read what Zabaleta said here

Rafinha eyes Barca exit but Inter back out


Inter have ended their interest in Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, Calciomercato reports.

The 25-year-old had been linked with a return to San Siro ahead of this season after a previous spell on loan. However, he is too expensive for the Serie A side to buy and they have no interest in a loan deal.

While Rafinha is still eager to leave Camp Nou in January, Inter are unlikely to come calling for him.

Rabiot rejects another contract offer


Adrien Rabiot has rejected another offer to extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, Paris United claims.

The midfielder will leave the club for free at the end of the season if he neglects to sign a new deal and with interest being shown from across Europe, he seems determined to go.

PSG offered him a salary of around €9 million, but the France international is demanding at least €10m.

Barca scout Koulibaly against Liverpool


Barcelona are still interested in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and sent a scout to watch him against Liverpool on Wednesday, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The defender had attracted interest from Barca and Chelsea in recent transfer windows, but the Italian side have been able to hold off their advances.

Barca are considering a move for him again as they continue to scout him, but Napoli's €65 million asking price is a problem for the Camp Nou side.

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Sanchez looking to find way out of Man Utd


Alexis Sanchez has run out of patience at Manchester United, according to the Sun.

Sanchez was subbed off for the fourth consecutive match in the Red Devils' draw with Valencia after being played out of position on the right side.

The Chilean is said to be fed up with Jose Mourinho and looking for a way to leave the club. 

Vidal unhappy with Barcelona role


Arturo Vidal is unhappy with his role at Barcelona, according to Sport.

The Chilean fully expected to start the Champions League clash with Tottenham, but was left on the bench in favor of Arthur.

Vidal is also dealing with a persistent knee injury, but feels the injury shouldn't be keeping him out of the Barca lineup. 

Hummels considering Bayern exit


Mats Hummels is considering a move away from Bayern Munich, according to Bild.

The German centerback is said to be frustrated by Nico Kovac's rotation policy.

Hummels, who spent 11 years with the club as a youth player, rejoined Bayern in 2016 after becoming a star with Borussia Dortmund. 

Arsenal eye Banega as Ramsey replacement


Arsenal is looking to Sevilla's Ever Banega as a potential Aaron Ramsey replacement, according to the Mirror. 

Banega previously worked with Unai Emery during the manager's days at the Spanish club, and Emery believes the Argentine would add experience to the squad.

Ramsey is entering the final months of his contract and appears set to leave the Gunners on a free this summer. 

Leonardo: Ibra to Milan not possible


AC Milan director Leonardo says a rumoured move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not possible.

The Swede had been linked with a return to the club he featured for from 2010-12.

Read the full story on Goal!

Arsenal linked with Atlanta's Almiron


Arsenal have been linked with Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron, according to 90 Min.

The Paraguayan midfielder would join the Gunners in the winter window following the conclusion of the MLS season.

Arsenal are said to have been interested in previous windows, but negotiations never came to be between the two clubs. 

Mourinho has seven matches to save his Man Utd future


Mou faces crunch month at Old Trafford

Manchester United have no short-term intention of sacking manager Jose Mourinho, but the next seven matches are set to be decisive in his future, the Daily Mail reports.

Winless in four matches and his relationship with the squad strained, the Red Devils face a testing spell of fixtures, including matches against Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester City, and these are liable to decide his destiny. 

Kane would snub Real Madrid move


England ace wanted at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid want to solve their offensive problems by signing Harry Kane from Tottenham - but the England star does not want to move there, Don Balon reports.

Julen Lopetegui's presence in the Madrid dugout has put many stars off signing for the club, including Kane.

Morever, after witnessing a formidable Barcelona performance in midweek, the Spurs star has no interest in a switch to the Bernabeu.


Inter set to chase Barella


Inter are set to turn their attentions to Nicolo Barella of Cagliari according to Calciomercato.

The San Siro club had been interested in Lyon's Lucas Tousart, but after he extended his deal with OL on Thursday, the Nerazzurri have changed their transfer strategy.

Lopetegui doubted by Real Madrid board


Some members of the Real Madrid board are already starting to cast doubts over head coach Julen Lopetegui, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Los Blancos have failed to score in their last three games, and while they are ready to invest in attacking talent in January, there are also questions being raised over the coach.

Clarke-Salter wanted by Dortmund


Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by Dortmund, The Sun reports.

After making a successful move for Jadon Sancho, BVB are confident they can repeat the success of the attacker with the centre-back.

Clarke-Salter is currently playing with Vitesse on loan in the Eredivisie, but he could make a switch to Germany next summer.

Tottenham interested in Mexico star Lozano


Spurs want PSV star

Tottenham are monitoring the progress of PSV attacker Hirving Lozano, according to The Sun.

Barcelona have been following the 23-year-old forward, but Spurs are closely interested in the Mexico ace, who is expected to move for around £25 million ($32.5m).