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Pep expects City punishment if rules were broken


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects to be punished by UEFA and FIFA if allegations of financial impropriety turn out to be correct. 

City have been accused of a number of Financial Fair Play violations by whistleblowers Football Leaks, including misrepresenting multi-million-pound sponsorship deals with Abu Dhabi companies.

Read what Guardiola had to say about City's possible punishment right here!

Drogba hints at retirement U-turn


Phoenix Rising FC striker Didier Drogba has hinted that his career may be set to continue in an amusing post on Twitter.

Though he had previously announced that Thursday's USL Cup final would be his final game, the 40-year-old may have changed his mind. 

Check out what Drogba had to say on Twitter right here!

Alexis wants out from Man Utd


A lonely and frustrated Alexis Sanchez has instructed his agent to find a way out from Manchester United, reports the Times.

Sanchez has grown disatisfied with Jose Mourinho's tactics, isolated from most of his United team-mates while also missing life in a big city. 

Paris Saint-Germain is seen as a perfect option for Sanchez, and his agent has already held talks with the Ligue 1 champions over a move, which could happen in January.

Man City warned off Wan-Bissaka


Crystal Palace have told Manchester City that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not for sale.

The 20-year-old England youth international has emerged as a key player for Palace, featuring in all but one of their games this season.

Reportedly, this has drawn him the interest of the Premier League champions, but Roy Hodgson has no intention of selling.

Read the full story on Goal!

Huddersfield want Heaton from Burnley


Huddersfield are hoping to land Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton in January in a bid to save them from relegation, according to the Sun.

Heaton, a former regular in the England squad, wants out from Burnley after losing his spot to Joe Hart.

The Terriers, who have conceded 25 times in 11 games this season, have made contact in hopes a deal can be worked out as soon as the winter window opens.

Sterling signs new Man City deal


England star pens fresh terms at the Etihad

Raheem Sterling has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City, the club have announced.

Sterling is now tied to the club until 2023 after agreeing a lucrative new deal that could earn him as much as £300,000 per week.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Arsenal urged to do Welbeck deal


Arsenal have been urged to make a “magnificent gesture” to Danny Welbeck and hand the forward a new contract after confirming that he has suffered a “significant ankle injury”.

The England international is set to see his current deal expire next summer, but Perry Groves wants to see him offered fresh terms.

Read the full story on Goal!

Spurs want Boateng to replace Alderweireld


Tottenham will turn their attention to Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng if Toby Alderweireld leaves the club, reports TMW.

The World Cup winner has spent time in England before with Manchester City and may be offered the chance to take in a second stint in the Premier League.

Thiago Mendes responds to PSG links


Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes says he is "happy" to be linked with Paris Saint-Germain but remains focused on helping his side continue their fine start to the season.

He told Goal: "I'm just focused on playing football right now and helping my team in the best way possible.I'm happy with the interest of other teams, but as I said, I'm just focused on Lille."

Read the full story here.

Vieira to offer Mignolet escape route


Simon Mignolet is to be offered a way out of Liverpool by Ligue 1 outfit Nice, according to Het Belang van Limburg.

The Belgian goalkeeper finds himself out of favour at Anfield, but could be presented with a chance to rebuild his reputation at a French outfit managed by Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

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Silva wants to return to his roots


Manchester City midfielder David Silva has told ESPN that he would like to return to his roots on the Canary Islands at some stage with Las Palmas.

He said: "At some point, in the future I'd like to play there, but you can never tell can you? You certainly can't talk about these things until the right moment. For now, I'm just thinking about the season and a half that I have left and enjoying every minute and focusing on doing well for City."

Martinez shuts down Real Madrid talk


Roberto Martinez was quick to shut down talk of possible contact with Real Madrid over the vacant head coach position on Friday.

The Belgium boss is one of the leading candidates to succeed Julen Lopetegui on a permanent basis following his sacking at the end of October.

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

Ibrahimovic sets out demands for PSG return


Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims to be wanted back at Paris Saint-Germain, but the LA Galaxy striker says he will only return to the Ligue 1 champions “to be the boss”.

The enigmatic Swedish striker has also reiterated that he has no plans to head back to AC Milan on loan.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Liverpool and Wolves eye Toulouse's Todibo


Liverpool and Wolves are interested in Toulouse youngster Jean-Clair Todibo, reports La Depeche.

Todibo, who has caught the eye for the French club this season, is reportedly weighing up his future.

Fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon and RB Leipzig are also believed to be among Todibo's long list of suitors.

Celtic star Ntcham signs new deal


Olivier Ntcham has signed a new four-year contract at Celtic, the club announced on Friday.

The Frenchman is now tied to the Hoops until 2022 after committing his long-term future at the Scottish giants.

Ntcham has scored five goals in all competitions for Celtic so far this term.

Juve aim to convince De Ligt to join them


Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly accepted an invitation to travel to Turin as Juventus attempt to convince him to sign for them, according to

As reported by Goal, the Serie A champions are in the hunt to sign De Ligt, although they face competition from Manchester City and Barcelona.

Juve will also apparently attempt to reach out to the player's agent, Mino Raiola, as they aim to seal the deal and convince the Dutchman that Italy should be the next move in his career.

PSG ready to loan out Adli


PSG are preparing to allow midfielder Yacine Adli to leave them in the January window on a temporary loan deal, according to L'Equipe.

The 18-year-old was close to joining Unai Emery at Arsenal in the summer although ultimately decided to stay put in the French capital and signed a professional contract with the club.

He has found first-team opportunities hard to come by, however, and PSG will now look to let him leave on loan in search of more regular playing time.

Dybala keen on Pogba reunion



Paulo Dybala has revealed that he would like to be reunited with his former Juventus team-mate Paul Pogba.

The Argentine lined up against the Manchester United midfielder in Wednesday's Champions League clash having played alongside him for Juve in the 2015-16 season.

And he says he'd love to link up with him again in the future, although suggests he has no plans to quit Juventus any time soon.

Check out the full story on Goal!

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Man City eye move for 14-year-old forward


Manchester City are apparently scouting 14-year-old Paraguay sensation Fernando Ovelar, according to the Daily Mirror.

The forward made history as he became the youngest scorer in the top flight in his homeland after netting for Cerro Porteno in the Superclasico fixture against Olimpia.

And City are reportedly now tracking him, where they'll apparently propose he stays at Cerro Porteno and then is loaned to the Premier League in two years' time.

Dani Alves: I almost signed for Mourinho at Chelsea


The PSG star has revealed how close he was to joining

Dani Alves has opened up about how close he was to signing for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Alves, then at Sevilla, was a top target for the Blues in the summer of 2007.

However, the move eventually collapsed but the defender insists it was not his fault.

Read the full story on Goal!

Besiktas still keen on Hernandez


Besiktas are still keen on signing West Ham United forward Javier Hernandez, according to Fanatik.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid man Hernandez has been linked with the Turkish giants in the past.

And the report claims Besiktas are pondering a January move for Chicharito, who is struggling to earn regular minutes at West Ham.

Chelsea eye Bournemouth star Wilson


The Blues are weighing up a January move

Chelsea are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to The Sun.

Wilson recently earned a call-up for England following his brilliant start to the season for Bournemouth.

And Chelsea are reportedly considering making a £35 million bid for the forward in January, having been priced out of a move for Inter star Mauro Icardi.

Bone signs new Shamrock deal


Sam Bone has signed a new contract at Shamrock Rovers.

The club revealed the news on Friday with the defender putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal.

Ranocchia could return to Premier League


Andrea Rannochia could return to the Premier League with Inter yet to open talks over a new contract, reports Tuttomercatoweb.

The defender's current contract expires at the end of the season with the 30-year-old destined to leave on a free transfer.

Ranocchia, who made 16 appearances for Hull City during a loan spell in 2016/17, reportedly has English clubs monitoring his situation.

Palace among Schick suitors


Crystal Palace are one of a number of teams interesting in signing Roma's Patrik Schick in January, according to Calciomercato.

The Serie A side are reportedly open to loaning out Schick, who is struggling to earn regular game time with the Giallorossi.

Palace have found it difficult to score goals all season, netting just eight in 11 Premier League matches so far.

Fred turned down Man City offer because of Mourinho


Fred had a chance to join Manchester City, but was ultimately persuaded to move to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho.

The Brazilian made the move to England this summer, and it could have been drastically different if not for the influence of the Portuguese boss.

Read the full story on Goal!

Real Madrid after Espanyol's Hermoso


Real Madrid are watching Espanyol's Mario Hermoso and could push for a deal in January, according to Marca.

Espanyol are not looking to sell the defender, but could be forced to do so to balance the books. 

Hermoso, 23, came up through Madrid's academy and has also drawn interest from Arsenal.

Liverpool ownership quietly working to sell club


Liverpool owner John Henry is working to sell the club, according to the New York Post.

Henry, who also owns the Boston Red Sox, is looking for a price north of $2 billion (£1.53 billion) for the Premier League club.

The billionaire originally bought Liverpool for $477 million (£365 million) in 2010.

Shaqiri linked with stunning Galatasaray move


Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri has proven to be a big piece to the Reds' attack, but the attacker is being linked with a surprise exit just months after joining the club.

Galatasaray are interested in the Swiss star, according to Transfer Market Web, as Shaqiri is said to be disapointed with his role at Liverpool.

It's hard to see why, though, as Shaqiri has recently earned more playing time while providing a goal and two assists.

The midfielder was left out of the club's last squad, though, as Jurgen Klopp opted not to bring the Swiss winger to Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade due to Shaqiri's political World Cup celebration.

Lozano hopeful for Premier League chance


Mexican star Hirving Lozano has been linked with big clubs for quite some time, but it appears the winger is interested in the Premier League.

Lozano started for PSV Eindhoven against Tottenham in the Champions League this week and he hopes he can be playing more big games in England at some point in the future.

Read the full story on Goal!

Barca to battle Real Madrid for teenage defender


Barcelona and Real Madrid both have an interest in teenage defender Leo Santos, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Leo Santos has been marked by the Liga champions as they look to sign another right-footed defender to compete with Gerard Pique.

However Madrid also have interest and have beaten Barca to Brazilian youngsters, Vinicius and Rodrygo, in recent years.

Suarez contemplating Barca exit


Denis Suarez is seriously considering an exit from Barcelona, reports Sport.

The midfielder had been determined to fight for his place at the club but seeing multiple players elevated above him, including formerly discounted players like Malcom and Rafinha, has left Suarez with doubts.

Suarez has plenty of suitors ready if he decides to leave, with multiple Italian sides, including Napoli and Milan, interested. 

Inter confident of Skriniar and Icardi renewals


Inter are confident of securing new contracts for both Milan Skriniar and Mauro Icardi, according to Calciomercato.

Despite interest from abroad, Skriniar does not have a release clause, and though Icardi does, the club are not panicking.

It is expected €6 million (£5m/$7m) per season will be enough to get a deal done with Icardi, and €4m enough for Skriniar.

Puma looking to sign Man City stars


Sports apparel company Puma are looking to sign multiple Manchester City players ahead of their new kit deal with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

City have agreed to a £50 million ($65m) deal with the company, who have already landed Sergio Aguero and went to sign David Silva last month.

The company hopes to also sign other members of the City squad, with Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne among the names on their radar. 

Mata still waiting on Man Utd contract offer


The attacker can negotiate with clubs in January

Juan Mata's future remains a mystery as the midfielder is still waiting on a contract offer from Manchester United, claims the Daily Mail.

The Spaniard's current contract runs out at the end of the season, meaning he will be able to negotiate with other clubs from January.

Mata, 30, would rather remain at Old Trafford, but if a new offer does not appear from United then he will listen to offers from other Premier League teams.