January transfer news & rumours: Madrid offer €150m and Bale for Kane

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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window


Madrid to bid €150m + Bale for Kane


Real Madrid are set to bid €150 million plus Gareth Bale to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to  Sport .

Los Blancos value Bale at around €50m, meaning their total bid would be somewhere close to €200m.

They could face competition from Manchester United for the England striker, however, with the Red Devils keen to bolster their own forward line.


Schweinsteiger nearing Chicago Fire return


Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire MLS playoffs

Bastian Schweinsteiger is nearing a return to the Chicago Fire according to MLSsoccer.com.  

The report says talks between the retired Germany international and the MLS side are progressing and "the Fire expect" to agree to a new deal for the 2018 season, with the midfielder remaining a designated player. 

The deal would also include a team option for the 2019 campaign. 


Arsenal complete Mavropanos signing


Kostas Mavropanos GFX

Arsenal have completed the signing of Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina, Goal understands.

The Gunners' new chief scout Sven Mislintat has close ties to the 20-year-old centre-back, who has also attracted interest from Olympiakos, and the Premier Leaguehave snapped him up in a deal worth £1.8 million.

Read the full story on Goal!


Valverde coy over Coutinho move


Ernesto Valverde Barcelona

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has refused to comment on whether a move for Philippe Coutinho is close.

The Liverpool midfielder is keen to complete a move to Camp Nou in January after the Reds rejected three bids over the summer.

Read the full story on Goal!


Liverpool in battle for Alisson


Alisson Becker Roma

Liverpool are locked in a battle to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to  Gazzetta dello Sport .

The Reds are keen to add a new keeper to their squad, with neither Simon Mignolet nor Loris Karius able to bring any consistency to Jurgen Klopp's side.

They have turned their attention to Brazil international Alisson, but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.


PSG to make Seri move


Jean Michael Seri Nice

Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a January move for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, according to the  Daily Mail .

The 26-year-old almost joined Barcelona in the summer, but a £32.5 million bid was rejected by the Ligue 1 side.

Liverpool and Manchester City have also been keeping tabs on Seri's progress, but the Parisiens are keen to win the race over the next month.


Lemar decides to join Liverpool


Thomas Lemar France

Monaco star Thomas Lemar has decided to join Liverpool ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United, according to Yahoo Sports

Arsenal tried to sign Lemar last summer, but failed to finalise a €95 million deal on deadline day which, in turn, prevented Alexis Sanchez from joining Manchester City.

Liverpool were also interested in Lemar in the last transfer window and are ready to make a renewed push to sign the France international in January, with Barcelona trying to agree a deal for Philippe Coutinho.

Manchester United have also been linked with Lemar, but the winger has decided he wants to join Liverpool and he could become the replacement for Coutinho at Anfield.


Man Utd want three January signings


Jose Mourinho, Manchester United vs Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign three players during the January transfer window, according to the MailOnline

Mourinho is keen to strengthen his squad in the coming weeks and has identified the areas where he is demanding fresh faces.

Agents have been alerted to United’s desire to sign a right-back, left-back and attacking midfielder as Mourinho tries to address ongoing issues within his squad.


Liverpool eye Ceballos as Coutinho replacement


Dani Ceballos Real Madrid 2017

Liverpool have identified Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos as the man they want to replace Philippe Coutinho, according to Diario Gol

Ceballos is apparently fed up of waiting for a chance to prove himself under Zinedine Zidane and has communicated his desire to leave, through his agent, to president Florentino Perez.

And the Reds are keen to make their move, seeing him as the ideal replacement for Coutinho, who is closing in on a switch to Liga leaders Barcelona. 


Arsenal set Alexis price


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Arsenal are willing to sell Alexis Sanchez for a fee of over £25 million, according to the Daily Mirror .

The Chile international has attracted serious interest from Manchester City, and is keen to move to the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal are subsequently ready to acquiesce to his desires, provided they receive an acceptable offer, though any bid will be a major hit on what they were offered in the summer.

Indeed, City were ready to pay over £60m on deadline day, but no deal could be struck.


Ozil yet to make future decision


Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Arsenal finally opened talks with Mesut Ozil’s representative last month over a contract extension but the German star has yet to make a decision on his future Goal understands.

Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season, and has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

He recently bought a new house in London and enjoys life in the capital with a close circle of friends from Turkey and Germany as he continues to consider his options.


Mourinho frustrated over Rose deal


Danny Rose Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is frustrated with Manchester United chief Ed Woodward for his unwillingness to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror .

Mourinho is keen to strengthen his side as they look to compete with Manchester City, and believes Rose may be available for around £50m.

However, Woodward has told Mourinho that he will either have to sell players first or wait until the summer, much to the chagrin of the Portuguese.


Barca confident of landing Coutinho


Philippe Coutinho Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Barcelona are growing increasingly confident of landing Philippe Coutinho in January, with the Brazilian pushing for a move, according to the Mirror

There is a growing feeling from the Spanish outfit that a bid over £130 million will get the deal done, with Coutinho having pulled out of Liverpool's match against Burnley on New Year’s Day.


Man Utd and Inter set for Mkhitaryan swap


Henrikh Mkhitaryan 2017

Manchester United are ready to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave for Inter, with Joao Mario heading the other direction, according to Corriere dello Sport .

Inter paid €40m for Joao Mario last summer, while Manchester United spent €42m on Mkhitaryan, with both teams looking to work out a straight swap for players who have yet to settle in after big-money moves. 


Man Utd keen to complete Lucas loan


Lucas Moura Man Utd GFX

Manchester United are desperate to complete a loan move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to  The Sun .

The Brazil international has fallen down the pecking order at Parc des Princes this season and has been heavily linked with a move away.

United have made him their top target for the January window, though only want a loan move for the time being.

PSG will only do business, however, if the loan deal leads to a £40 million summer move.


Man City eye Navas bid


HD Keylor Navas Costa Rica

Manchester City are keen to sign Keylor Navas from Real Madrid this January, report Don Balon .

Real are set to sign another goalkeeper in the winter transfer window and Navas is subsequently considering a move away from the Bernabeu.

Pep Guardiola's side are willing to offer Navas a big contract in order to tempt him to Manchester, where he would provide competition for Ederson.


Umtiti wants time to decide on City move


Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona 17/18

Manchester City have had a sit-down with Samuel Umtiti and explained the club's project to the Barcelona defender, according to  L'Equipe .

The 24-year-old has a €60m release clause, but wants time to think over the offer from City before making any decision on his future. 


Aguero drops Man City exit hint


Sergio Aguero Manchester City

Sergio Aguero has dropped a further hint that he could leave Manchester City at the end of the season.

Goal  reported in December the Argentina international is unhappy at his treatment this season having been left on the bench on numerous occasions by Pep Guardiola.

And though he does not want to leave, he conceded that the club will have the final say on his future.

Read the full story on Goal!


Chelsea to make €35m Trigueros move


Manu Trigueros Villarreal

Chelsea are set to make a €35 million offer for Villarreal midfielder Manu Trigueros, according to El Gol Digital .

The 26-year-old has impressed in La Liga this season, with many of Europe's biggest clubs monitoring his progess.

But Chelsea are set to make the first move, though any deal is unlikely to be completed until the end of the January window.


Pjaca's agent confirms Juve switch


Marko Pjaca Juventus Milan Serie A

Juventus midfielder Marko Pjaca will spend the rest of the season on loan at Schalke, after struggling to establish himself in Serie A. 

Agent Marko Naletilic confirmed to  Goal  on Tuesday that his client has chosen Schalke as his next destination, despite interest from the club's Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.

And though he does not want to leave, he conceded that the club will have the final say on his future.

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Milinkovic-Savic rules out Lazio exit


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio

Sergej MIlinkovic-Savic has ruled out leaving Lazio amid reported interest from Manchester United.

The Serbia international has been one of the most impressive players in Serie A this season, with the Red Devils rumoured to be planning a £95 million bid.

Paris Saint-Germain are also keen, but the 22-year-old insists he does not want to leave Rome.

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Arda offered to Everton & Milan


Arda Turan Barcelona

Barcelona forward Arda Turan has been offered to AC Milan and Everton, according to  Mundo Deportivo .

The Turkey international is set to leave Camp Nou having fallen further down the pecking order this season.

Besiktas are also in the running to sign the 30-year-old, with a January deal very much on the table.


Conte hints at Luiz & Batshuayi exits


David Luiz Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi could be allowed to leave in the January transfer window.

The pair have slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, and could be at risk of missing out on playing at the World Cup this summer.

Conte has confirmed that players who are concerned on not making the cut for the tournament in Russia could be let go if he is able to sign replacements first.

Read the full story on Goal!


Diarra close to PSG move


Ligue 1 Team of the Season | Lassana Diarra

Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing a move for former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to  SFR Sport .

The France international had his contract at Al Jazira cancelled in December, with Manchester United and AC Milan among the clubs keen on signing him.

But Diarra is now in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 leaders, with the deal set to be completed before the end of the week.


Conte keen on signing Alexis & Vidal


Alexis Sanchez Arturo Vidal Chile

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted he would be interested in signing Chilean duo Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

The Blues have been heavily linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal while Alexis looks set to leave Arsenal with his contract up at the end of the season.

The former Juventus boss feels both players are among the best in the world, and he sees no reason why he would not want them at Stamford Bridge.

Read the full story on Goal!


Milan interested in Spurs star Dembele


Mousa Dembele Tottenham

AC Milan are looking into the possibilities of signing Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to  Corriere dello Sport  .

The Rossoneri are keen to bolster their squad in the January transfer window after an underwhelming first half of the season.

And they are hopeful the Belgium international could be tempted to San Siro having been in and out of the Spurs team in 2017-18.


Everton look to complete Tosun deal


Cenk Tosun Besiktas

Everton are hopeful they can complete their move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun on Wednesday, according to the  Guardian .

Officials from the Goodison Park outfit will meet with the Turkish club's president, Fikret Orman, in London to hash out the final details of the deal.

The move has been held up by Besiktas requesting an extra £2 million as they look to find a replacement, but the Toffees are confident they will finalise the move this week.


Palace plot £4m Bialkowski move


Bartosz Bialkowski Ipswich Town

Crystal Palace are lining up a £4 million move for Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, according to the  Daily Mirror .

Eagles boss Roy Hodgson is keen to add a new goalkeeper to his squad in January, and sees the 30-year-old as an affordable option.


Coutinho has played last game for Liverpool


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Swansea

Philippe Coutinho has pulled on the Liverpool jersey for the last time as he looks to force a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet  Sport .

The 25-year-old is determined not to pick up an injury playing for the Reds, and as a result, will play no part in their January fixtures as he seeks a move to Camp Nou during the current transfer window.

Coutinho last played for Liverpool on December 30, as Jurgen Klopp's side defeated Leicester City 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double. He then sat out their 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year's Day.


Ronaldo hands his transfer demands to Real chiefs


Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Gremio

Cristiano Ronaldo has handed his transfer demands to Real Madrid chiefs, with two goalkeepers part of the list, according to Diario Gol, via Daily Mail .

The Portuguese apparently does not believe that Kiko Casilla or Keylor Navas are of a good enough standard and wants two new players to replace them.

Ronaldo reportedly also wants more reinforcements in defence although he has apparently stated that he is happy with the current forward line in place at the Bernabeu.


Chelsea want £50m Alex Sandro deal


Alex Sandro Juventus

Chelsea are keen to push through a £50 million deal for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January, according to the  Mirror .

The Blues missed out on the Brazil international during the summer but are keen to beat Manchester United to signing the defender.

And Juve are already looking at replacements, with Bayer Leverkusen's Wendell on their radar.


Coutinho pushes for record Barca deal


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 2017

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Philippe Coutinho has repeated his insistence to trade Liverpool for Barcelona in a potential deal that would comfortably surpass the British transfer record, Goal understands.

Given the Brazilian's attitude and application since submitting a transfer request in the summer, the playmaker feels it is only fair for the Reds to accede to his request to leave should they receive a significantly improved proposal that would surpass Paul Pogba’s £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United.

Read Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy's full story right here!

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