Why Messi is edging closer to Barcelona exit
The Argentine clearly loves the club, the city and its people but it's likely that his determination to leave has only strengthened in recent months.
Montreal Impact exercises options for ten players
The Montreal Impact have exercised their option on 10 players the club has confirmed.
However, Bojan had his option declined but is in talks over a possible new deal.
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Barca agree €122m paycuts
Gomes opens up on Man Utd exit
The winger was rarely used under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, so when his contract expired he departed the club for France.
Lille moved him to Boavista on loan, and since moving to Portugal he has played regularly and has won critical acclaim for his displays.
Ex-Espanyol Sanchez lands at Western United
Barca presidential hopeful rules out Neymar return
Camp Nou will not pursue PSG man
Xavi Vilajoana has told Goal that he will be making no attempt to re-sign Neymar if his presidential election campaign at Barcelona proves successful.
But Vilajoana has poured cold water over such suggestions if he is elected.
Garay on Barca radar
But the 34-year-old could be a tempting by for Barca during the January transfer window as injury cover - though the Premier League champions also need such a player themselves and could beat them to it.
Arsenal mull over Isco move
A move to the Emirates Stadium could help him and the Gunners however, though Everton are reportedly also keen on his services.
A-League veteran Golec heads to Macarthur
Coventry confirm Camp arrival
Coventry City have brought goalkeeper Lee Camp onboard as emergency cover, the club has confirmed.
The 36-year-old, who has played almost 600 games and was a nine-time-capped Northern Ireland international, has arrived following Marko Marosi's injury.
Camp was a member of the Bournemouth squad that earned promotion to the Premier League under Eddie Howe, and was most recently at Birmingham City.
Juric returns to Adelaide
Tomi Juric has sealed an A-League return with Adelaide for the 2020-21 season, the club has confirmed.
The Socceroos star, who was a member of the nation's 2018 World Cup squad in Russia, previously played for the club in 2013.
He has spent the last five years in Europe, most recently with CSKA Sofia.
Bailly reveals he snubbed City to join Man Utd
Eric Bailly has revealed that he joined Manchester United in 2016 after snubbing interest from City, with a personal phone call from Jose Mourinho convincing him to head for Old Trafford.
"I was in Ivory Coast, in the dining room at home with my mother when the phone rang. It was a Portuguese number; Mourinho. He told me to come with him, that he liked me since he saw me with Espanyol and Villarreal.
"Manchester City were also interested, but if Mourinho calls you, you can’t say no.
"You can’t say no to Barca either. It just didn’t happen because the interest was not public or so explicit."
Solskjaer expecting quiet January window for Man Utd
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not expecting any major transfer business in the January window.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Norwegian told reporters: "It's hard to predict what the financial situation is, if teams need to sell or if they have got money to buy.
"I don't predict a lot of ins and outs, to be fair.
"The world, financially, and the football world has changed as well, it depends on the injury situations at teams. I feel very happy with my squad, we're getting stronger. I still have issues every week when we only have an 18-man squad: who do I leave out? I feel we're in a good position."
Guardiola: Man City will have fair talks with Aguero over contract
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have plenty of time to have "fair talks" with Sergio Aguero over his future and first wants the striker to get back to full fitness.
"He's going to give us a good moment this season," the City boss said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley when asked about contract talks. "He is still not in his best condition - we cannot forget how long he was injured and come back and then injured again.
"In the middle of the season, he's a guy who needs to be so sharp but the quality to score in the box is always there, always was and always will be. We don't have doubts about that, but he needs a little bit of time to get in the training sessions and the minutes [on the pitch], and after we have seven months ahead.
"He's a guy who deserves with the club, fair talks to do what is the best for him for the club and for everyone. In that you should not doubt.
"As I said many times, I was lucky to play as a football player and manager with incredible football players. He's one of these ones, for sure, but especially as a human being. I never found a bigger star like him to be to be like Sergio is."
Man Utd have '90% chance' of landing Calhanoglu
Red Devils have held talks over signing Milan star
The discussions with the former Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder, who will be available on a free transfer in 2021, were apparently at an advanced stage - so much so that he turned down Juventus in the summer.
‘Real Madrid should spend Haaland money on five signings’
Real Madrid should be resisting the urge to spend big on the likes of Erling Haaland and instead invest any transfer funds available to them on “four or five” new signings, says Michel.
The Blancos legend told El Larguero: "I like Haaland a lot and he’s progressing very well. He scores goals from all over the pitch, not just in the area. But Madrid need an injection of four or five players."
Benteke offered new contract at Palace
Wolves target to cost £130m
Wolves have looked into a deal for Gremio star Pepe in the recent past, but they have been informed that it will take big-money to land the exciting youngster.
“If you pay the £130 million ($173m) release clause, we will not be able to keep him. Otherwise, Pepe stays until the end of the season.”
Man Utd haven’t given up on Dembele
The France international winger is only under contract at Camp Nou until 2022 and it has been suggested that the Blaugrana may be forced to cash in on the World Cup winner in upcoming windows.
'Next Kompany wants Liverpool move'
"I would like to play abroad in a top or sub-top club. And then in the best English teams, preferably in the English top five," the defender told Walfoot. "Currently, I prefer Liverpool. They really dominate everything.
Arsenal target Aouar 'refuses to train'
The midfielder, heavily touted for a move to Arsenal in the summer, is said to have declined to warm-down with his team mates after the Ligue 1 clash with Angers, as he was unhappy with the state of the pitch.
L'Equipe report that Aouar will be left out of Lyon's squad for this weekend as a result, and could reignite interest in his services from other clubs if he becomes an outcast from the first team picture.
'Alaba to enter talks with Chelsea'
The Bayern Munich defender is out of contract next summer
Alaba is out of contract next summer and can speak to clubs outside of Germany from January 1 onwards to agree a free transfer.
Bild report that PSG are also set for talks.
Spanish fourth tier side sign Lescott
Former Manchester City and England central defender Joleon Lescott has signed for Spanish fourth division side Racing Murcia.
Lescott, 38, last played professional football in 2017 with two league appearances for Sunderland.
Celtic summer signing suffering 'lack of confidence'
Ajeti, a £4.5m summer acquisition from West Ham, has not netted since September and drew another blank as Celtic were hammered 4-1 by Sparta Prague to crash out of the Europa League.
McLeish told Football Insider: “Listen, this is not a playground, you know, we are talking top professionals and top demands and an expectation.
“I’ve seen Ajeti score goals right at the start and maybe he just lost his momentum or confidence. You know, we often forget that these guys are human beings and they do have emotions."
Lampard's methods resemble Football Manager - that's why Chelsea are title challengers
The Blues boss' tactics are more reminiscent of the pre-Conte era
Chelsea are eclectic, curious, entertainingly flawed. They are also two points of the top of the table. Therefore, they are title contenders.
Welcome to Covid-19 football: a simpler game defined by broad tactical brushstrokes, by decision-making that resembles Football Manager more than it ought to.
Frank Lampard has spent big, plugged gaps with big names, and it seems to be working. Alex Keble takes a closer look.
Spurs set to sign Gray
Saliba to return to St Etienne
Man Utd mulling over new deal for Fred
With a 12-month option taken into account the Brazilian is already tied to the Red Devils until 2024, but he could be rewarded with fresh terms after proving his worth under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Chelsea monitoring sale talk at Napoli
Can Dortmund keep Haaland?
Benfica have new Lucas Verrisimo bid accepted
The Portuguese giants initially wanted to land the centre-back on loan an option to buy in December 2021, the Eagles are ready to pay €1 million up front followed by more than €5m in instalments.
Instead of waiting to bring him to the Primeira Liga in February, when the Brazilian season ends, Benfica want him next month.
Santos have already accepted the offer but the move is not yet guaranteed to go through.
Chelsea to move for Atletico defender Gimenez
Sporting close in on Reis signing
Gladbach to enter talks with Ginter & Elvedi
Borussia Monchengladbach are ready to extend Matthias Ginter and Nico Elvedi's contracts.
The pair have over 18 months left on their current deals, but the club hope to convince them to commit for a few more years.
Sporting director Max Eberl said: "These are players who have made a big contribution to our being in this position today. We are in contact with them and that means that we are interested in continuing to work with you in the long term."
Villarreal have last word on Kubo departure
The Yellow Submarine signed him on loan from Real Madrid in August but he has not been able to secure a place in the starting XI.
Real Betis want to take him off their hands and Kubo is open to making the switch, but the final decision rests with Villarreal.
Juventus plot Van de Beek move
Serie A giants want midfielder on loan with option to buy
There is already talk of him leaving the Old Trafford side next year and CalcioMercato says Juve will try to reunite him with Matthijs de Ligt.
The Bianconeri are willing to take him on loan with an option to buy worth €35 million (£31m/$42m).
Thauvin agrees AC Milan move
Florian Thauvin looks set to join AC Milan next summer.
Marseille have been trying to tie him to a new contract before his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Dybala contract talks on hold until next year
The Argentina international is demanding a €15 million (£13m/$18m) salary from the Italian giants and they are refusing to match that figure, going as high as €10m plus bonuses.
Juve do not want to lose him for free, but are willing to wait to tie him to a new deal and will try again in 2021.