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Guardiola rules out Neves move

2019-01-13T22:49:33Z

Pep Guardiola says that Wolves' Ruben Neves is out of Manchester City’s price range, according to the Press Association.

City have been heavily linked with the midfielder, after he starred in the Midlanders' impressive return to the Premier League, but the Spaniard says he is not hopeful of brining him to the Etihad during the January window. 

Dacoure thinks he 'will leave Watford'

2019-01-13T22:22:46Z

Abdoulaye Doucoure has told French TV that he is likely to leave Watford in January.

The player has been heavily linked with a move to PSG after a string of fine displays for Watford.

"I think I am going to leave Watford,” he told LeSport.

“The club know my ambitions and want to help me get to the next level.

"I'm flattered by the interest of PSG but for the moment there's nothing concrete. I will focus on my performance for my club."

Dybala 'would like to play with Pogba'

2019-01-13T21:50:09Z

Paulo Dybala says he would like to play alongside Paul Pogba, report Telefoot.

The two were teammates at Juventus before Pogba left for Old Trafford in 2016, and there have been reports linking the Argentinean with a move to United. 

"I’d always like to play with someone of his level. Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck," Dybala said.

Coutinho to stick it out at Barca

2019-01-13T21:31:41Z

Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho will opt to stay put at Barcelona despite reports that he his unhappy at the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Manchester United are reportedly keen on bringing the Brazilian back to the Premier League after he failed to settle in Spain.

Chelsea make contact over Higuain

2019-01-13T21:13:22Z

Chelsea have made contact with Juventus over a possible deal for Gonzalo Higuain, report the Mirror.

The Argentina striker has spent the season on loan at AC Milan but could provide an answer to the Blues' forward problems. 

Goal reported today that Michy Batshuayi will spend the rest of the season on loan at Monaco.

Batshuayi makes Monaco loan switch

2019-01-13T20:59:21Z

Monaco have agreed a deal to bring in Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the season.

Goal understands the six-month arrangement will have no option for the French side to sign the Belgian on a permanent basis, and the striker will return to Stamford Bridge when the deal expires in the summer.

Batshuayi has struggled to pin down a regular place in the Blues team since arriving in west London in 2016.
 

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Godin unlikely to sign new Atletico deal

2019-01-13T20:45:06Z

Diego Godin is unlikely to sign a new deal with Ateltico Madrid, report Tuttomercato.

There have been rumours that the Uruguay defender is set to agree a deal with Inter, and a proposed move to Manchester United failed on deadline day in the summer.

The defender's Atletico deal is set to expire this summer. 

Wolves to battle Chelsea for Wilson

2019-01-13T20:01:16Z

Wolves are set to rival Chelsea for the signature of Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson, claims the Birmingham Mail.

The Molineux outfit currently sit in a comfortable mid-table position, but goals have been hard to come by in the first half of the season.

Wilson has emerged as an option, but is also coveted by the Blues should they fail to land Gonzalo Higuain from Milan.

Real Madrid ignored Zidane's Bale/Ronaldo request

2019-01-13T19:46:48Z

Real Madrid's decision to keep Gareth Bale in the team and sell Cristiano Ronaldo played a key part in Zinedine Zidane's decision to leave, claims the Express.

Zizou was keen to see the Welshman leave and retain Cristiano's services, and was reportedly furious upon learning that the latter was Juventus-bound.

Rabiot out of PSG's Qatar tour for 'personal reasons'

2019-01-13T19:22:23Z

Rossi laughs off talk of Man United coaching role

2019-01-13T19:18:35Z

Giuseppe Rossi has not returned to Manchester United as a coach despite the emergence of reports to the contrary. 

The former United striker made 14 appearances for the club during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign but left in 2007 in after failing to pin down a regular spot in the side.

He joined Villarreal in La Liga, but has been without a club since leaving Serie A outfit Genoa in 2018.

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Roma consider €50m Belotti move

2019-01-13T18:51:16Z

Roma are evaluating a €50 million (£44.6m/$57.3m) offer for Torino sharpshooter Andrea Belotti, according to Calcio Mercato

Belotti is seen as a long-term replacement for Edin Dzeko up front - but any move would have to wait for the summer transfer window.

Arsenal still interested in Suarez move

2019-01-13T18:07:25Z

Arsenal remain keen to complete the signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona despite the transfer restrictions placed on the club, claims the Mirror.

Manager Unai Emery has revealed the Gunners are only in the market for loan deals, while Barca are reluctant to let the midfielder leave before the end of the season.

But negotiations remain open, with a possible loan and subsequent £18 million ($23m) still an option.

Cassano slams Barella fee

2019-01-13T18:00:47Z

The price tag for Cagliari's Nicola Barella is madness, according to Antonio Cassano.

Chelsea have targetted a move for the 21-year-old midfielder this month, and reports suggest the Blues will have to pay £45 million ($58m) for the youngster.

A move looks close to being completed after Cesc Fabregas departed Stamford Bridge, but Cassano is unhappy with the huge fee involved. 

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Batshuayi nears Monaco loan move

2019-01-13T17:45:07Z

Michy Batshuayi is close to joining Monaco on loan from Chelsea, per Sky Sports.

The striker had been on loan at Valencia but returned to his parent club this month, and could now follow Cesc Fabregas to the Ligue 1 relegation battlers. 

Monaco boss Thierry Henry knows Batshuayi from his time coaching the Belgian national team. 

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PSG target Gueye

2019-01-13T17:31:00Z

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is attracting attention from Paris Saint-Germain, claims Le 10 Sport.

The Toffees want at least €40 million for the Senegal international, but PSG are apparently determined to strengthen their midfield.

They missed out on a number of targets last summer, and Adrien Rabiot appears to be nearing a move to Barcelona. 

Gerrard considers Woodburn loan

2019-01-13T17:22:20Z

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is considering a loan move for Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn, according to The Scottish Sun.

Woodburn was on loan at Championship club Sheffield United, but was recalled due to a lack of game-time at Bramall Lane.

However, the move will only go through if the forward recovers from an ankle injury.

Arsenal want to sign Sarr

2019-01-13T17:12:40Z

Arsenal have told Stade Rennais striker Ismaila Sarr they want to bring him to the Emirates this summer, reports Le 10 Sport.

The forward has netted five Ligue 1 goals this term and can play on either wing as well as in a central striker's role. 

Sarr, 20, is also wanted by Roma and Inter. 

Zardes scouted by English clubs

2019-01-13T17:00:13Z

A number of English clubs are considering an approach for USA star Gyasi Zardes, according to Team Talk.

The striker is being considered by the likes of Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Fulham from the Premier League, while Championship clubs Norwich, Leeds and Middlesbrough are also interested. 

However, it is understood a deal with Columbus Crew will not be struck until the summer. 

Paredes agrees terms with Chelsea

2019-01-13T16:44:05Z

Zenit St-Petersburg's Leandro Paredes has agreed personal terms with Chelsea, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 24-year-old midfielder will sign a five-year contract worth £77,000 per week, although Zenit still have to accept Chelsea's £27 million ($35m) offer. 

Milan can't let Higuain leave, insists Cassano

2019-01-13T16:30:05Z

AC Milan would be mad to let Gonzalo Higuain leave this month, according to Antonio Cassano.

The Argentine has been linked with a move to Chelsea, who are looking for a replacement for Alvaro Morata.

Higuain has scored six times in 15 Serie A appearances this year.

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Dybala wants Pogba return at Juve

2019-01-13T16:15:48Z

Paul Pogba would be welcome to return to Juventus, Paulo Dybala has told Telefoot.

The midfielder spent four years at the Old Lady between 2012-16 before becoming the Red Devils' record signing. 

He had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after a rift with former manager Jose Mourinho. 

West Brom target Smith-Rowe on loan

2019-01-13T16:05:27Z

Championship side West Brom are looking at recruiting Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe on loan this month, says Birmingham Live.

The Baggies are short on numbers after the impressive Harvey Barnes was recalled by Leicester City, and are looking for a replacement winger.

Smith-Rowe has scored three times in cup competitions for the Gunners this season but is yet to make a Premier League appearance. 

Liverpool eye Forrest

2019-01-13T15:52:42Z

Liverpool are considering an £8 million ($10m) move for Celtic winger James Forrest, reports The Scottish Sun.

Forrest has scored eight goals and bagged six assists in the Premiership this term and Jurgen Klopp is apparently a long-term admirer of the 27-year-old.

It is understood Liverpool are not looking to make signings in January but could bring Forrest in this summer. 

Ramsey has Juve medical

2019-01-13T15:40:08Z

Aaron Ramsey will have a Juventus medical in London today ahead of a free transfer at the end of the season, claims La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The initial consultation will be followed up by more rigorous tests in Turin at a later date. 

Ramsey is out of contract in the summer and will leave Arsenal, with the Old Lady being his most likely destination. 

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Coutinho tempted by Man Utd

2019-01-13T15:25:41Z

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho is tempted by a move to Manchester United, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The playmaker is apparently becoming increasingly unhappy with spending long spells on the bench for the Catalans and would be interested in a move back the the Premier League.

Coutinho was previously a fans' favourite at United's rivals Liverpool before completing a big-money move to La Liga 12 months ago.

Chelsea approach Juve over Higuain

2019-01-13T15:13:37Z

Chelsea have contacted Juventus over a move for Gonzalo Higuain, says the Mirror.

The Blues are in the market for a new striker after Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have been deemed substandard at Stamford Bridge, and a deal for Higuain has previously been touted.

Chelsea will not let Morata leave until a replacement is secured, and the on-loan AC Milan forward is a front runner along with Callum Wilson.

Leeds winger eyed by Prem clubs

2019-01-13T14:59:08Z

A number of Premier League clubs are tracking 18-year-old Leeds United winger Jack Clarke, reports the Mail on Sunday

Clarke made his debut against Brentford in October and has been involved in four goals in just 12 Championship appearances this term. 

Leeds still hope to tie the youngster down to a long-term contract. 

Napoli resigned to losing Koulibaly

2019-01-13T14:46:25Z

Napoli are resigned to losing Kalidou Koulibaly after the racist abuse suffered by the centre-back, claims the Mirror.

Monkey chants were aimed at the defender during Napoli's clash with Inter on Boxing Day, and United will try and tempt him to Old Trafford by offering him an escape route from racists in Italy. 

Man City eye £100m Napoli midfielder

2019-01-13T14:33:31Z

Manchester City are considering a £100 million ($129m) offer for Napoli midfielder Allan, according to Tuttomercato.

The Citizens are looking for cover for Fernandinho and see the former Udinese man as a potential option.

Allan is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

West Ham target Wilson to replace Arnautovic

2019-01-13T14:21:00Z

West Ham want Bournemouth's Callum Wilson if Marko Arnautovic leaves in January, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Austrian forward was the subject of a £35 million ($45m) bid from an unnamed Chinese club and apparently wants out of east London. 

Chelsea are also interested in a move for Wilson should they lose Alvaro Morata this month.

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Newcastle reject Shelvey bid

2019-01-13T14:05:39Z

Newcastle have rejected a £10 million ($13m) offer for Jonjo Shelvey from West Ham, reports the Express.

The Hammers will now prepare a second bid for the midfielder who has 11 Premier League appearances this term.

Manuel Pellegrini is apparently keen to bolster his midfield as he targets a top-10 finish this year. 

Arnautovic wants out, reveals Antonio

2019-01-13T13:50:28Z

Michail Antonio has told Sky Sports his West Ham team-mate Marko Arnautovic wants to leave.

Arnautovic was the subject of a £35 million ($45m) bid from an unnamed Chinese club last week, and appeared to wave goodbye to the Hammers fans when he was substituted against Arsenal yesterday.

Speculation then gained traction when the forward was spotted at an airport last night, but it later emerged he was travelling to visit family in Austria. 

Benitez free to leave Newcastle

2019-01-13T13:38:15Z

Rafa Benitez is free to leave Newcastle United without paying the club any compensation, according to the Mirror.

A clause committing Benitez to paying £6 million ($8m) to the Magpies should he walk out has now expired, and the Spaniard is now staying because of the turmoil the club would face without a manager.

The former Liverpool boss has said Newcastle will face relegation if they do not strengthen their squad in January. 

Real offer Isco to Juve

2019-01-13T13:25:48Z

Perez wants Dybala in return

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has offered Isco to Juventus, according to Calciomercato.

It is understood Real want Paulo Dybala in return for the Spanish playmaker though.

Isco has been out of favour under Santiago Solari and was recently left out of the starting XI for their Copa del Rey tie against Leganes despite injuries to Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio. 

Rossi training with United

2019-01-13T13:12:08Z

Giuseppe Rossi is training with Manchester United after being invited by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, reports the Independent.

The 31-year-old came through United's youth system and played 14 times for the Red Devils before a move to Villarreal in 2007.

But he is now without a club after leaving Genoa at the end of last season, and it is understood Solksjaer invited him to train at Carrington in order to find a move to another club.

Lille enter race for West Ham's Obiang

2019-01-13T12:58:20Z

Lille are hoping to hijack Fiorentina's move for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang, RMC Sport says.

It has been reported that Fiorentina are on the verge of landing the 26-year-old, but no deal has been announced as West Ham are said to be stalling over the deal.

And Lille hope they can intervene and snap up a replacement for Thiago Mendes by offering over €10 million (£9m/$11m) for him.

Arsenal tell Juventus to pay £18m for Ramsey

2019-01-13T12:42:47Z

Juventus will have to pay £18 million to sign Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal in January.

The Wales international has agreed to join the Serie A side in the summer, when his contract at Arsenal expires, but the Italian champions want to bring the midfielder in immediately.

Unai Emery will not let Ramsey go unless he can sign a replacement, however, so Juve will have to pay a fee if they want to get him now.

Bournemouth fighting off interest in Brooks and Fraser

2019-01-13T12:24:31Z

Bournemouth are set to offer David Brooks and Ryan Fraser new contracts to hold off interest from other Premier League teams, The Sun says.

Manchester United and Tottenham are said to be eyeing a summer move for Brooks, but the Cherries are determined to hold on to the 21-year-old midfielder and hope to tie him to a new deal.

Meanwhile, Everton and Southampton are holding an interest in Scotland international Fraser and he could be sold on if Bournemouth can't get him to extend his deal.

Kagawa considering Bordeaux loan

2019-01-13T11:59:05Z

Borussia Dortmund have agreed to loan Shinji Kagawa to Bordeaux for the rest of the season.

The midfielder has made just two appearances in the Bundesliga this season and has been looking for a January move.

The two teams have reached an agreement for a six-month loan, according to beIN Sports, but the Japan international still has his eyes on a move to Spain and could reject the French side.

Rabiot backed to shine for any team

2019-01-13T11:41:22Z

Adrien Rabiot will be an essential player regardless of which team he joins, Thiago Silva amid ongoing speculation around his future.

The midfielder is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January or for free in the summer and has attracted attention from the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool among others.

The France international is said to be spoiled for choice over his next move and his current team-mate is confident he will excel wherever he goes.

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Besiktas make Choupo-Moting bid

2019-01-13T11:22:12Z

Besiktas are trying to sign Eric Choupo-Moting from Paris Saint-Germain, Aksam reports.

The 29-year-old striker has made just nine Ligue 1 appearances and scored one goal since joining the French side in August and is already plotting his escape.

Besiktas have already approached PSG and are in talks over a January move, while the striker wants to join the Turkish side.

Chelsea must pay £75m for Wilson

2019-01-13T10:56:11Z

Bournemouth have warned Chelsea they will have to pay £75 million ($96m) to sign Callum Wilson, says the Daily Star.

The Blues have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, who has nine goals from 20 Premier League games this season.

Chelsea had been willing to pay around £50m ($64m) for him, but have been told they will have to surrender a huge sum to get him in January.

Real Madrid eye PSG defender Marquinhos

2019-01-13T10:41:41Z

Spanish side have already contacted Brazilian

Real Madrid are considering a move for Marquinhos after making contact with the Paris Saint-Germain defender.

The Champions League holders are looking to sign a new leading centre-back who can offer stability over a long period of time.

El Pais reports that Los Blancos have put the 24-year-old Brazilian on top of their list of targets and have begun sounding him out over a potential move.

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Kuba to pay Polish side to play for them

2019-01-13T10:18:08Z

Jakub Blaszczykowski wants to return to his former side Wisla Krakow and will pay them to help escape financial trouble, Kicker reports.

The Poland international ended his contract with Wolfsburg this month and is on the hunt for a new club, setting his sights on a return to his homeland.

Wisla Krakow are in serious trouble, however, and could have their licence taken away this month. Kuba is set to return, play for free and even inject some money into the club to help keep them afloat for the remainder of the season.

Man City to lose another young star?

2019-01-13T09:56:17Z

Manchester City could be set to lose another young talent after Rabbi Matondo rejected their latest contract offer, The Sun.

The Premier League champions saw Brahim Diaz leave for Real Madrid this month, while Jadon Sancho has been a success since escaping to join Borussia Dortmund.

Matondo, meanwhile, has caught the attention of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, and RB Leipzig and could flirt with a move after knocking City back.

The 18-year-old Wales international's current deal runs until 2020 and Guardiola is determined to keep him, meaning City may make another offer.

Arsenal & Barca to strike Suarez deal next week

2019-01-13T09:36:29Z

Arsenal and Barcelona will meet next week to negotiate a deal for Denis Suarez, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The Gunners have been linked with the midfielder who has played just 17 minutes in La Liga this season and is anxious to leave Camp Nou.

Suarez is open to a reunion with his former Sevilla boss Unai Emery and hopes to find stability with the Premier League team.

Arsenal are said to want him on an initial loan with an option to buy, a proposition which will reportedly suit Barca.

Barca boss Valverde denies Neymar phone call

2019-01-13T09:19:43Z

Ernesto Valverde has dismissed reports that Barcelona are working on re-signing Neymar.

It had been reported that the Paris Saint-Germain forward's father had been in touch with the Catalan side to organse a return to Camp Nou, which was denied by Neymar Sr.

And Valverde insists he has not received any phone call from Neymar's camp, even though his side are looking to sign a new attacker.

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Bayern to request Morata loan

2019-01-13T08:59:03Z

Bayern Munich will ask Chelsea about a potential loan deal for Alvaro MorataDaily Express reports.

The Bavarian giants have been trying to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from the Premier League outfit this month, but have seen their offers rejected.

Chelsea are hoping to bring in another striker themselves and have been linked with Gonzalo Higuain, meaning Morata could be made available for a move.

Bayern want to bring him in on loan this month and assess whether they want to land him on a permanent deal, and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is open to letting him leave.

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Tottenham want De Jong to replace Eriksen

2019-01-13T08:43:46Z

Interest in Ajax star keeps growing

Tottenham have made Frenkie de Jong their top candidate to replace Christian Eriksen should he join Real Madrid, The Mirror.

Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are all said to be chasing the Ajax midfielder, who is expected to be sold for big money at the end of the season.

But Spurs are ready to enter the race after reports Madrid have made Eriksen their top target and are preparing a bid for the summer.

Tottenham have told the Netherlands international's agent that he is guaranteed playing time in London and are willing to break their record transfer fee.

Man Utd make Simeone contact

2019-01-13T08:18:59Z

Atletico boss eyed as Pochettino alternative

Manchester United have contacted Diego Simeone to gauge his interest in the manager's job, according to The Mirror.

The Old Trafford side are looking for a long-term option to take the helm in the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino said to be the top candidate.

Tottenham are unlikely to let their boss go, however, and are weighing up other options. With Simeone's deal at Atletico expiring in 18 months, the Red Devils are looking to see if they can lure him away from the Spanish capital to take charge in Manchester.

Obiang nears €11m Fiorentina move

2019-01-13T07:59:40Z

Pedro Obiang is on the verge of leaving West Ham to join Fiorentina in an €11 million (£9m/$11m) deal, Sky Sport in Italy reports.

The midfielder will commit to a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Serie A side as negotiations near an end.

The 26-year-old is experienced in Serie A having spent years at Sampdoria before moving to England.

Barcelona eye Llorente as Suarez backup

2019-01-13T07:42:44Z

Fernando Llorente has emerged as a candidate for Barcelona in their hunt for a new striker, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The Catalan side need backup for Luis Suarez following the departure of Munir El Haddadi and see the 33-year-old as a reliable option.

Llorente is out of contract at the end of the season, so Barca are confident they can get him for a good fee in the winter window.

Real Madrid prepare Piatek swoop

2019-01-13T07:22:27Z

Real Madrid scouts are still keeping an eye on Krzysztof Piatek as the Spanish side prepare an official bid for the Genoa star, says AS.

The Serie A side are in Spain for a training camp and will take on German third division outfit Wurzburger Kickers on friendly, where representatives of the European champions will keep an eye on the superstar. 

Piatek has netted 13 goals in 19 league appearances and has caught the eye of many clubs in Europe. While Napoli are prepared to challenge for his signature, Madrid are leading the race for the Poland international expected to cost upwards of €60 million (£58m/$75m).

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Newport County want Man Utd's Poole on loan

2019-01-13T05:44:29Z

Newport County are looking to bring Manchester United defender Regan Poole back to the club on loan, according to the Daily Mail

The centre-back moved to Old Trafford four years ago as a teenager after becoming the youngest player to ever play for his former club. 

But with the Old Trafford outfit looking to land a top centre-back this winter, Newport hope that can lure their former prospect back for the rest of the season. 

 

FC Cincy want Boca's Rossi

2019-01-13T05:23:30Z

Boca goalkeeper Agustín Rossi could be on his way to MLS. 

Ole report that the shot-stopped is wanted by expansion club FC Cincinnati​ on a loan deal with an option to buy. 

Boca president confirms Marcone deal

2019-01-13T04:30:47Z

Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has confirmed the Argentine club has agreed a deal to sign Ivan Marcone from Cruz Azul. 

"Cruz Azul accepted the last proposal, we are starting the draft contract, if we agree on Monday, he will travel to get a medical check-up, Boca will transfer and start training with the school," he said in an interview with Diario Ole

Minnesota United chasing Stade Reims defender

2019-01-13T03:31:51Z

MLS outfit Minnesota United is chasing ​right back Romain Metanire from Stade Reims, according to The Athletic reporter Jeff Rueter

The club has already made a few big moves this offseason, having signed midfielders Jan Gregus and Ozzie Alonso. 

PSG looking at both Isco and Coutinho

2019-01-13T03:07:42Z

French giants PSG will look to both Philippe Coutinho and Isco in the summer as the club prepare for their star men to leave, Don Balon claims. 

Both players have fallen out of favor at their respective clubs, with Isco down the pecking order at Real Madrid and Coutinho struggling to win a starting spot for Barcelona. 

Tuchel 'scared' new recruits won't arrive

2019-01-13T01:16:28Z

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel seems a bit worried about the club's winter transfer business. 

Having been promised a new signing, the French side's boss says he won't be able to sleep until one is actually landed. 

"I hope [a new player will arrive], but I'm scared too [to not have him]. When I get this recruit, I'll sleep well," he told reporters. 

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Chelsea to activate Ake buyback clause

2019-01-13T00:32:12Z

Chelsea are ready to activate a £40m ($51m) buy-back clause for Bournemouth star Nathan Ake, claims Metro.

Ake, 23, left Stamford Bridge in 2017 after failing to establish himself in the first team.

But with Gary Cahill and David Luiz rumoured to be close to the exit at Chelsea, the defender has emerged as a real option to bolster the backline.

 

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Babel close to Fulham move

2019-01-12T23:22:56Z

Ryan Babel is set for a Premier League return with relegation battlers Fulham, according to De Telegraaf.

The 32-year-old enjoyed a four-year spell with Liverpool in the top flight, and is expected to sign a loan deal this week until the end of the season.

Fiorentina seal Obiang signing

2019-01-12T23:19:22Z

Fiorentina are in the final stages of negotiations to sign West Ham's Pedro Obiang, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The midfielder will sign a four and a half year contract in Italy, with his club receiving an initial €10 million as well as €1m in potential add-ons.

Gattuso leaves door open for Higuain Chelsea move

2019-01-12T23:15:12Z

It is up to Gonzalo Higuain to choose his Milan future amid reported interest from Chelsea, according to manager Gennaro Gattuso.

The Argentina international joined Milan on loan from Juventus over the summer and has scored eight goals in all competitions this season.

Though Milan have the option to buy at the end of the season, Higuain has reportedly been the subject of interest from Chelsea, who are managed by his old boss at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri.

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Tottenham move for Sunderland's Maja

2019-01-12T23:11:09Z

Tottenham have joined a group of Premier League sides hoping to sign Sunderland striker Josh Maja, according to the Express.

Maja, 20, will be a free agent at the end of 2018-19 and is holding out on a fresh deal at the Stadium of Light.

Manchester United add Southgate to shortlist

2019-01-12T22:58:55Z

Fears Mauricio Pochettino will not join the club have grown stronger

Manchester United have added England manager Gareth Southgate to their shortlist over fears Mauricio Pochettino will remain at Tottenham, reports the Telegraph.

Pochettino remains the top choice of Ed Woodward, but it is not clear he would be willing to leave his post to join United.

Southgate is contracted with England through the 2022 World Cup, and is no guarantee to take the job either, as he may believe another top job will open up for him in the future.