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Arsenal show Dembele interest


Arsenal are interested in signing Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, claims Mundo Deportivo.

It emerged earlier this week that Liverpool are lining up an £85 million move for the 21-year-old, whose indiscipline has become a problem at Camp Nou.

He signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for £135.5 million, but now looks likely to move to the Premier League.

Mourinho proposes move for Koulibaly


With suitors lining up for Bailly, Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United's hierarchy he is interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the Daily Record.

The club's search for a centre-back has been running for months, but Mourinho has apparently highlighted Koulibaly as the man who could end their hunt. 

The Napoli defender grew up in France and appeared for the French Under-21 team, but has 30 caps for Senegal.

West Ham block Arnautovic move


West Ham will not allow Marko Arnautovic, who has been linked with Manchester United, to move in January, reports the Daily Star.

Arnautovic told the press in Austria this week that he wants to play in the Champions League, implying he would be interested in a move away from the London Stadium.

Man Utd's de Gea talks continue


Manchester United's talks with David de Gea over a new contract are ongoing, according the Evening Standard.

Speculation that the goalkeeper, whose deal is up at the end of the season, could leave has persisted for months. 

Reports suggest the delay in the deal going through is not due to de Gea's financial demands, but revolve around his desire to win trophies. 

Newcastle interested in Paraguay international Almiron


Newcastle United have expressed an interest in signing Paraguay international Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United, claims the Chronicle.

The 24-year-old's agent was at St James' Park to watch the Magpies's 2-1 win over Bournemouth last Saturday and admitted he is in discussions with two or three clubs regarding a move for the midfielder.

Man Utd have £53m Skriniar offer rejected


Manchester United have seen a £53 million (€60m/$68m) offer for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar rejected, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.

Jose Mourinho has been aiming to upgrade his defence since the summer and has targeted Skriniar as an option.

However, Inter want a record-fee for the defender, and are also working on trying to sign Skriniar to a new contract.

AC Milan want Ibrahimovic back


AC Milan are attempting to resign Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to Calciomercato, and are willing to meet his €4 million (£3.6m/$4.5m) salary.

The Swede left San Siro to join PSG along with Thiago Silva in 2012, and has been on LA Galaxy's books since March where he has scored 22 goals and made six assists in the MLS. 

Apparently Milan want the deal to go through, but they need to convince Ibrahimovic before he decides his future. 

Former Barca youth star could return to Camp Nou


Twenty-year-old Dani Olmpo left La Masia for Dinamo Zagreb as a teenager, believing he had a better chance to make it away from Barca. 

Now though, he could be in line for a return to Catalunya after wowing his new team. 

Read more from Peter Staunton here!

Milan plot January move for Fabinho


AC Milan are interested in landing Liverpool's Fabinho in the upcoming transfer window, according to Corriere dello Sport

Fabinho joined Anfield over the summer but has played just a handful of games for the Premier League giants so far this season.

Arsenal right to choose Ozil over Ramsey - Robson


Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil epitomise “the good and bad of Arsenal”, says Stewart Robson, with the Gunners right to let the former leave and not bow to his demands.

With his contract at Emirates Stadium running down, a Wales international is heading towards free agency in north London – with Goal understanding that German giants Bayern Munich are closing in on a deal.

But with Ozil already in the team, Robson believes manager Unai Emery cannot afford any more midfielders who contribute little to the defensive side of the game.

Read the full story on Goal!

Dybala 'not thinking about the transfer market'


Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has rejected the notion that he could leave the club next year and has pledged to help the team fight for major trophies.

Dybala has played a vital role in Juve's recent success, contributing six goals in 14 games so far this term, and at 25 years of age he appears to be approaching his prime.

The Argentine playmaker sat down with the Daily Mirror to discuss his life in Turin and took the opportunity to dismiss rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Barca could move for Chakvetadze


Gent and Georgia star Giorgi Chakvetadze is attracting interest from Barcelona, reports Spanish publication Sport.

The 19-year-old has been impressing in Belgian and could be taken to Camp Nou to help further bolster the creativity department.

Sissoko expecting to stay at Spurs


Moussa Sissoko admits that he would “not be against” a return to Ligue 1 at some stage, having come through the ranks at Toulouse, but  is contracted to Tottenham until 2021 and expects to stay put.

He told Foot Mercato: “I feel good and it is the most important thing. I try to keep moving forward and growing. We'll see what happens in the future. But for now, I do not have the head elsewhere.”

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Bayern sound out Zidane


Bayern Munich have sounded out former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane regarding his interest in taking the reins at the Allianz Arena, claims The Sun.

The Bundesliga champions have seen Niko Kovac struggle to make an impact since taking the reins over the summer and are considering another change in the dugout.

Simeone to sign Atletico extension


Diego Simeone is poised to pen an extension to his contract at Atletico Madrid, reports Marca.

The Argentine, who has been linked with posts elsewhere throughout his time in the Spanish capital, is set to commit to terms through to 2020.

Juventus eye Alba as cheap Marcelo alternative


Juventus are considering a move for Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba, says Tuttosport.

The Bianconeri are expected to lose Alex Sandro in the near future and have been weighing up options to replace him.

Real Madrid star Marcelo has been tipped to make the switch to Italy and a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juve has been listed as an option.

But the Serie A champions could turn to Alba instead, who is expected to be a cheaper option.

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Koeman set for Fenerbahce job


Erwin Koeman is expected to be appointed Fenerbahce coach on a full-time basis.

The Dutchman joined the Turkish side as assistant to Phillip Cocu before the season started, but the latter was soon sacked amid a dismal run.

Koeman, brother of Netherlands national team coach Ronald, has already got the backing of technical director Damien Comolli.

"Erwin Koeman knows how we think. We are behind him. We think he is the right person for the future," he told Fenerbahce TV.

Arsenal & Spurs eye frustrated Man Utd defender


Competition for Bailly heats up

Eric Bailly may be the subject of a bidding war between Arsenal and Tottenham amid his difficult spell at Manchester United, says the Daily Record.

Although Jose Mourinho is convinced of Bailly's potential to be a top defender, he has been unable to break back into the United first-team since October.

Having already tried to lure him away from Old Trafford before the season started, the London sides may try again in the winter transfer window.

Roma worried as Liverpool & Man City chase Under


Interest growing in Turkey star

Roma are concerned they could lose Cengiz Under to Liverpool or Manchester City in January, according to reports in Italy.

The Italian club will try to commit the 21-year-old Turkey international to a new contract amid his bright performances in Serie A.

But the looming interest from abroad is a worry for the capital club, given the Reds, City, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are said to be showing an interest and could make an offer in the next transfer window.

Inter Milan set to do battle with Juventus for Rabiot


Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is a transfer target for Inter Milan, who hope to make him a new San Siro icon.

According to Tuttosport, the Nerazzurri are prepared to compete with Juventus for his signature in the new year, after they failed to acquire Luka Modric from Real Madrid during the summer window.

Rabiot is ten years younger than the Croatian and could be brought on a free transfer when his current contract at PSG expires at the end of the season.

Inter Milan eye Sampdoria and Spal duo


Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen and Spal wing-back Manuel Lazzari are the subjects of interest from Inter Milan, who are looking to make some big changes to their squad next year.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Nerazzurri want to bring in one or two fresh faces in January before a major summer overhaul, as they look to end the dominance of Juventus in Italy.

Lazzari, 25, has been linked with Napoli and Roma too, while Andersen is a rumoured target for Man United, with a bidding war for the pair set to begin during the winter transfer window.

Messi wants Barcelona to target Salah in January


Lionel Messi has asked Barcelona to chase Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in the winter transfer window, in order to increase their chances of winning the Champions League.

According to Don Balon, the Argentine superstar is desperate to conquer Europe again but believes Ernesto Valverde needs to bring in attacking reinforcements to ensure success.

Salah would command a huge fee, but with eight goals to his name already in all competitions this season, he could be the perfect foil for Messi and Luis Suarez in a front-three for Barca next year.

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Juventus may consider swap deal with Real Madrid for Marcelo


Juventus left-back Alex Sandro could be used as part of a deal to bring Marcelo to Turin, according to Tuttosport.

The Brazilian defender would command a €50m (£44m, $56m) fee on his own, but Real Madrid would consider letting him go in exchange for Sandro, who is three years younger.

Marcelo is reportedly keen to follow former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, after 11 years of service at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Aaron Ramsey set to sign a long-term contract with Bayern Munich


Wales star available on a free this summer

According to the Independent, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be on his way to the Allianz Arena next summer, as Bayern Munich have held successful talks with the Welshman's representatives.

The 27-year-old will be available on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign upon the expiration of his current contract at the Emirates and had been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Liverpool and Chelsea.

However, it now looks as though Bayern will secure his services, with Ramsey now expected to sign a long-term deal with the club which will come into effect at the start of next season.

Inter Milan in talks with Eduardo Salvio's agent over potential move


Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio is being lined up for a switch to Inter Milan next summer, with his agent Augustin Jimenez trying to broker a deal.

According to Calcio Mercato, the Nerazzurri have long been admirers of the 28-year-old midfielder and hope to secure his signature at the end of the season.

Salvio's current deal at Benfica expries in May, meaning Inter could secure the Argentine starlet on a free transfer.

Bayern unlikely to sign James permanently and will target Jovic instead


Bayern Munich are happy for James Rodriguez to return to Real Madrid next summer and will try to sign Eintracht Frankfurt centre-forward Luka Jovic to bolster their attacking options in his stead.

According to Kicker, the German champions are unwilling to pay the €42m (£37m, $48m) fee required to sign James from Madrid permanently and will instead turn their attention to securing the services of Jovic.

The Serbian striker is the Bundesliga's top goalscorer with nine goals this term and is due to return to his parent club Benfica at the end of the season following a two-year loan spell in Frankfurt.

Rojo registers on Wolves' radar


Wolves are preparing to rekindle their interest in Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, according to BirminghamLive.

The Argentine was targeted by the Molineux outfit over the summer and they are now hoping to put a January deal in place.

Ranieri wants Matip at Fulham


Claudio Ranieri will make a January raid on Liverpool for Joel Matip one of his top transfer priorities as Fulham boss, claims A Spor.

The former Cameroon international centre-half finds himself down the defensive pecking order at Anfield but may be offered the chance to take on a fresh Premier League challenge in west London.

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Chelsea open to offers for Cahill


Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Gary Cahill in January, reports the Daily Mail.

The experienced defender has previously expressed a wish to see out his contract at Stamford Bridge, but the Blues are prepared to let him leave on loan during the winter window.

Bolt: I've got a lot of offers


Usain Bolt has admitted that he might hang up his boots, but contends that he has "a lot of offers" on the table to keep chasing his footballing dream. 

The eight-time Olympic champion, 32, was unable to agree to a deal with the Central Coast Mariners after a trial with the A-League club.

"We'll make a decision before the end of November if I'm going to go to another club or call it actually quits," he said. 

Read the rest of his comments right here on Goal

Lagerwey to stay as Seattle Sounders GM


After a vote from registered fans, Garth Lagerwey will remain the general manager for the Seattle Sounders, the club has announced. 

Earning over 87 percent of the vote from the supporters who chimed in, the 45-year-old will now have four more years to build on the success the club has had under his leadership, including back-to-back trips to the MLS Cup final. 

Madrid set to land Exequiel Palacios this winter


Exequiel Palacios will be Real Madrid's first signing this winter, according to Marca

The River Plate midfielder, 20, continues Madrid's strategy of trying to bring young talent to the club. 

Palacios has been playing in the Argentine top flight since he was 17 and the report claims he will sign a deal until the summer of 2024. 

Chelsea leading the race for Pulisic


The London club has the edge on rivals for the USMNT star

Christian Pulisic has admitted that he is open to making a move to the Premier League and Chelsea are leading the chase, according to The Guardian

The USMNT star has refused to talk about a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund and the report claims that the London outfit are ready to move for his services next summer. 

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Everton want Smalling on free transfer


Everton want to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on a free transfer in the summer, claims The Sun.

Thje 28-year-old's deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, and United have the option to extend it an additional 12 months. 

If United do extend Smalling's deal, the Toffees will still look to purchase the defender in the winter transfer window.

Real Madrid ready to swoop for Neymar or Mbappe


PSG could be forced to sell one of their stars due to Financial Fair Play

Real Madrid are preparing to swoop for Neymar or Kylian Mbappe, with ​Paris Saint-Germain potentially having to sell one of the two stars, reports AS

UEFA are currently investigating PSG's acquisitions of Neymar and Mbappe, whose big-money moves could have been in breach of Financial Fair Play regulations.

If PSG are forced to sell then Madrid are ready to pounce, with Neymar believed to be more likely to leave the Parisians than Mbappe. 

Mourinho wants to keep Darmian at Man Utd


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to keep defender Matteo Darmian at the club at least until the end of the season, ESPN FC reports. 

The Italy international is keen to depart Old Trafford in January after making just one appearance so far this season. 

But Mourinho wants to keep Darmian for cover at left-back and right-back, with the manager having fitness concerns over Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot.

Barcelona interested in bringing back Olmo


Barcelona are tracking ​Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo with an eye toward bringing him back to the club, according to Sport

Olmo was at Barcelona from age nine to 16 before moving to Croatia, where he has become a key member of his team and earned a call-up to Spain's U-21 side. 

Manchester United, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are also tracking the 20-year-old, who could cost at least €25 million (£22m/$28m).

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Roma to bid for Young in January


Roma are set to make a bid for Manchester United defender Ashley Young in January, reports The Sun.

The 33-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season, and United have offered the England international a new one-year deal. 

But the Serie A side will look to bring Young to Italy by making United an offer in January. 

No new contract upcoming for Robertson


Liverpool have not had talks with left-back Andy Robertson over a contract extension, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Reports have suggested the Reds were set to reward the 24-year-old for his meteoric rise by extending his current deal, which has three and a half years remaining. 

However, no talks are planned this season, as Robertson's heavily incentivised current deal has seen him rewarded for his ascension to Liverpool's starting lineup.