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Everton will consider loan offers for Bolasie


Everton boss Marco Silva has suggested the Toffees would consider a loan offer for Yannick Bolasie this month after the winger returned from a temporary spell at Aston Villa.

Silva told reporters: “It is a possibility of course [another loan]. Until now we have had no enquiries. We will do what is the best solution for him and us as a club.

"We have four wingers in our squad and we are happy with them. What I don’t want is for Bolasie not to play again. It doesn’t mean I have already decided what will happen. Let’s see what will happen at the end of the market.

"When he took the decision to come back we didn’t expect it, even though he has that option in his contract.”

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Genoa eye duo


Genoa are plotting moves for Antonio Sanabria and Marko Pjaca, according to Calciomercato.

The Serie A club lost Krzysztof Piątek in a £30 million ($39m) move to AC Milan, and are looking to reinvest that transfer fee in their squad. 

Genoa are eyeing croatia striker Pjaca as a replacement for Piatek, althoguh they will have to fight off competition from Juventus

Everton not expecting signings


Everton are not expecting to make signings this month, with Marco Silva telling reporters the Toffees are unlikely to bring anyone in unless players leave Goodison Park. 

Silva said today: "If something special happens with our players and they leave the club we have a solution to sign new players. If not it will be really difficult."

Begovic could leave Bournemouth


Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could consider offers before the January transfer deadline, says The Sun.

Begovic was dropped for the Cherries game against West Ham last time out as Eddie Howe opted for Artur Boric between the posts.


Fiorentina join race for 'the Polish Lampard'


Fiorentina are hoping to sign Poland Under-21 international Szymon Zurkowski, claims Calciomercato.

The Serie A side have joined Genoa and Juventus in the race to secure the midfielder's services. 

Zurkowski, 21, has been dubbed "the Polish Lampard" by some.

Rangers to sign ex-Liverpool stopper


Rangers are set to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Firth, reports The Sun.

The 22-year-old currently plays for non-league Barrow, but spent time at Anfield while Gers boss Steven Gerrard captained the club. 

Firth will undergo a medical before he moves north of the border. 

Foreign and domestic clubs interested in Man Utd's Bohui


Both foreign clubs and domestic teams have shown an interest in signing Manchester United youngster Josh Bohui, claims the Mirror.

The 19-year-old, who was one of only a handful of youngsters taken on United's pre-season tour to the USA last summer, turned down a four-year contract in April last year.

Barcelona and Monaco have already been linked with Bohui.

Liverpool contact Brescia over Tonali


Brescia chairman Massimo Cellino has confirmed Liverpool have contacted him over a move for Sandro Tonali, per The Sun.

Reports in Italy say the Reds are lining up a move for the talented 18-year-old this month as they look to bolster their midfield. 

Tonali has scored once in 19 Serie B appearances this term.

Martins set for Monaco switch


Monaco are close to signing Gelson Martins on loan from Atletico Madrid, reports Sky Sports.

The winger was tipped with a move to Newcastle this month, but Martins opted for a move to Ligue 1.

It is yet to emerge who will be in charge in the Principality when Martins arrives though, with Monaco suspending Thierry Henry this evening

Arnautovic training without problems


Marko Arnautovic is training without problems at West Ham according to Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Austrian forward has been the subject of a £35 million ($45m) bid from an unnamed Chinese club this month and was reportedly dissapointed that the London club turned down the offer.

Pellegrini has now suggested Arnautovic could return to action in the FA Cup this weekend though.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Juventus willing to sell Benatia


Juventus are willing to sell Medhi Benatia this month, claims Calciomercato.

Benatia is unhappy with his lack of game time under Massimiliano Allegri, and talks have taken place between his agent and the club.

Arsenal have shown an interest in the Morrocon along with Schalke and Marseille.

Cedric to join Inter from Southampton


Southampton defender Cedric Soares is set to move on loan to Inter with a deal agreed, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The deal contains a purchase clause for Inter of €11 million (£10m/$12m), while the intial loan fee is €500K. 

Juventus announce Sturaro loan to Genoa


Juventus have announced Stefano Sturaro is headed to Genoa on loan for the remainder of the season, with a mandatory purchase option of €8.5 million (£7m/$10m).

Sturaro had been on loan at Sporting in Portugal, but that deal has been cancelled and he will head to Genoa for the season for €1.5m this season.

In addition to the €8.5m fee to acquire him, the deal includes a further possible €8m to Juventus in clauses that can be achieved. 

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Jardim in talks to return to Monaco


Leonardo Jardim is in talks to return to Monaco to replace Thierry Henry, according to Sky Sports.

Jardim was sacked in October with the team having recorded just one win on the season to that point, with Thierry Henry picked as his replacement.

But with Henry not showing much improvement on Jardim's efforts, and the former Arsenal man now suspended, the club may return to the manager that guided them to the 2016-17 Ligue 1 title.

Wenger in frame at PSG as Henrique replacement


Arsene Wenger is in the frame to replace Antero Henrique as Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director according to ESPN.

Barcelona's signing of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax is the latest in what is seen as recruitment failures by Henrique as he has also been unable to land Lucas Paqueta and could not convince Adrien Rabiot to sign a new contract.

PSG Thomas Tuchel has met with Wenger and the pair have discussed numerous topics, including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Isco to request transfer if Solari stays


Isco wishes to remain at Real Madrid but will request a transfer if Santiago Solari remains as the team's manager, according to AS.

Isco has seen himself relegated to the fringes of the squad under Solari but Madrid may view him as a good way to fund their summer transfer plans, as they will not accept less than €100 million (£87m/$113m)

If Isco is moved on, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter are believed to be interested with Man City seen as the favourites for his signature.

Palace interested in Tosun loan


Crystal Palace are interested in signing Everton striker Cenk Tosun on loan for the remainder of the season, according to the BBC.

The Turkey international joined Everton last January from Besiktas for £27 million ($35m) and scored five goals in 14 appearances last season.

However Tosun has managed only two goals this season in 16 appearances, with six starts in the Premier League under Marco Silva.

Palace complete Perri deal


Crystal Palace have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas Perri on loan from Sau Paolo until the end of the season. 

Roy Hodgson is short on options in goal after injuries to Vincente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey. 


Solskjaer not surprised by Arsenal interest in Bailly


Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is not surprised at speculation linking centre-back Eric Bailly to Arsenal

The Gunners, who face United on Friday in the FA Cup fourth round, have lost defenders Rob Holdin and Hector Bellerin to long-term injuries. 

Asked about Arsenal's interest, Solskjaer told reporters: “I’m not surprised if they do [have an interest in Bailly]. That’s just one of those things.

“There’s always speculation and it’s not a big surprise.”

Newcastle set to sign Lazio's Lukaku


Newcastle will complete the signing of Jordan Lukaku on loan from Lazio in the next 24 hours, claims The Sun.

The 24-year-old left-back, who is the brother of Manchester United striker Romelu, will join the Magpies until the end of the season. 

Lukaku has started just one Serie A game this season and is looking for more game time in the Premier League.

Atlanta United sign River Plate star


Atlanta United have signed Gonzalo Martinez from River Plate. 

The playmaker scored the winning goal as River beat Boca Juniors in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Brighton sign Argentine midfielder


Brighton have announced the signing of 20-year-old Argentine midfileder Alexis Mac Alister on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Barca to make Otamendi move


Barcelona are attempting to sign Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi this month, reports The Sun.

Pep Guardiola has addmitted the centre-back has grown frustrated by his lack of game time at the Etihad Stadium, and Barca are set to offer him a way out. 

Man City are already targetting a move for Matthijas de Ligt who would provide more competition for the 30-year-old.

Emery tells Jenkison to stay at Arsenal


Unai Emery has told Carl Jenkinson to stay at Arsenal and fight for a place in the first team, according to the Mirror.

A number of clubs have shown interest in Jenkinson this month with Burnley, West Brom and Ipswich among those looking at the 26-year-old.

But after Hector Bellerin suffered ligament damage that will rule him out for the rest of the season, Emery thinks Jenkinson could be needed at right-back for the Gunners. 


Arsenal contact PSG over Nkunku loan


Gunners keen on young midfielder

Arsenal have contacted Paris Saint-Germain over a loan deal for 21-year-old Christopher Nkunku, according to L'Equipe.

The midfielder is a product of the Parisians' youth system but has made only five league starts this season. 

Unai Emery admitted this week that Arsenal neet to sign at least one player this month after losing a number of players to long-term injuries. 

Mata wanted by Arsenal, PSG, Juve, Barca


Transfer would be a cheap Juan

Juan Mata is the latest name to be linked with a move away from Manchester United, with Arsenal, PSG, Juventus and Barcelona all interested in his services, the Mirror reports.

The 31-year-old attacking midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and the possibility of a free transfer is enticing the ever-frugal Gunners.

Working in their favour is the fact that Emirates boss Unai Emery worked with Mata before during their time at Valencia, making a move to London all the more believable.

Richards on his Bayern move


"I've always dreamt of playing for a big European club and now I’m at one of the world’s top teams. I'm really happy," Richards told Bayern's official website, while Campus Manager Jochen Sauer spoke highly of the club's new signing:

"We are very happy that we have agreed Chris’ transfer from FC Dallas," Sauer said. "Chris has represented us very well in the last six months and we are convinced that he will continue to develop well here at FC Bayern. We see great potential in him."


Sevilla want Martial


Liga side chasing French star

Sevilla have upped their interest in Anthony Martial with a view to signing the Man Utd man this month, the Daily Mail reports.

The Spanish side have turned their attention to the Frenchman after losing out on Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid.

The 23-year-old had been pushing for a summer exit due to personal differences with Jose Mourinho, but with the Portuguese gone he is open to signing a new deal with the Old Trafford side.


Welbeck's Arsenal future looks bleak


Unai Emery has suggested that the injured Danny Welbeck may not return to action for Arsenal this season, plunging his future into doubt.

The 28-year-old's contract with the Gunners runs out in the summer and Emery said "we cannot speak about that" when quizzed on whether the England international would be offered a new deal.

Read the full story on Goal

New Milan man Piatek 'born ready'


AC Milan signing Krzysztof Piatek has said that he was 'born ready' as he aims to help his new side back into Champions League contention.

The player, who was brought in to replace Gonzalo Higuain, was presented to the press on Thursday.

Read Piatek's full quotes on Goal

'Torreira not that good, sign Doucoure'


Ex-Gunner Paul Merson believes that Arsenal new-boy Lucas Torreira is 'not that good' and that his former club should move for Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure.

"I'd take him tomorrow morning," he said. "He's a much better player than Torreira and he scores goals."

Read Merson's full quotes on Goal

Arnautovic 'could easily play for Chelsea'


Former West Ham boss David Moyes believes his former charge Marko Arnautovic has the quality to play for a top Premier League side.

The Austrian striker generated plenty of transfer talk in January, with a move to Chelsea mooted before the Blues signed Gonzalo Higuain.

A move to China is reportedly still in the offing, but Moyes believes losing the 29-year-old would be a 'big miss' for the Hammers.

Read Moyes' full comments on Goal

Arsenal must snub James and sign Suarez


Arsenal have been warned they must drop their interest in James Rodriguez to make Denis Suarez their top priority in January.

The Gunners are the latest Premier League side to be credited with an interest in the Colombian midfielder currently on loan with Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.

But ex-Gunners right-back Lauren insists they would be making a mistake, urging them to rescue Suarez from a rough period at Barcelona.

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Arrested Fulham star still wanted in Turkey


Turkish team Yeni Malatyaspor still want to sign Aboubakar Kamara despite the Fulham attacker's arrest for actual bodily harm.

The striker was detained and then banned by the club for an altercation with a security guard when he turned up to discuss his future.

Despite the offence, the 23-year-old could still find a new club this month as the Guardian reports the Super Lig outfit want to take him on loan for the rest of the season.

Cardiff refused transfer extension despite Sala disappearance


The Premier League have denied Cardiff City's request to extend the transfer deadline for them amid the disappearance of Emiliano Sala's plane.

The aircraft carrying the Argentine striker to his new club disappeared en route to the Welsh city and the search for it has carried on into Thursday.

Cardiff will look to sign more players before the transfer window comes to an end, but will not be given any extra time beyond the January 31 deadline.

Read more on Goal!

Van Bronckhorst confirms Feyenoord exit


Giovanni van Bronckhorst will leave his job as Feyenoord coach at the end of the season.

The former Netherlands and Barcelona star has enjoyed a successful period in Rotterdam, winning the KNVB Beker twice and one Eredivisie title.

But the 43-year-old is ready to move on and has confirmed he will leave this summer.

Ajax want Bayern youngster to replace De Jong


Ajax are targeting Bayern Munich midfielder Meritan Shabani as the man to replace Frenkie de Jong, according to Kicker.

The Dutch side have agreed to sell De Jong to Barcelona at the end of the season and are on the lookout for a new star to slot into the middle of the team.

They have settled on 19-year-old Shabani, who has long been on their list of targets and hope to wrap up a deal quickly.

Skriniar to snub Man Utd & Barca for new Inter contract


Milan Skriniar says he wants to sign a new contract with Inter, despite interest from across Europe.

The centre-back still has three years left to run on his current deal, but is set for a wage rise if he commits to a year-long extension.

And although the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to want him, the 23-year-old says he wants to stay at San Siro for longer.

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Liverpool & Real Madrid target Werner offered new deal


Includes release clause for 10 clubs interested in striker

RB Leipzig have offered star striker Timo Werner a new deal amid reports of interest from Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid among others, Bild says.

The 22-year-old has long been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga, but Leipzig are willing to double his wages to persuade him to stay for the time being.

But they have also assured Werner that they will not hold him back from a dream move, including a release clause that will allow him to leave for €60 million if any clubs from a list of 10 come forward with an offer.

Frenkie de Jong release clause revealed


Barcelona have set Frenkie de Jong's release clause at a massive €400 million.

The 21-year-old midfielder will join the Catalan giants from Ajax at the end of the season and sign a five-year deal with the club.

And Barca have ensured they avoid any danger of De Jong being snapped up prematurely by Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain by putting a big figure in his contract.

Read the full story on Goal!

Atletico to sell Jonny to Wolves


Atletico Madrid will allow Jonny Castro to join Wolves on a permanent deal at the end of the season to make way for Alvaro Morata.

Jonny is on loan at the Premier League this season, having scored one goal in 19 appearances in the top flight this season.

However, Atletico have to let two attackers leave to balance the squad and the books with Morata on his way from London.

Gelson Martins already looks set to leave, while El Larguero claims Jonny will be pushed out, allowing Nikola Kalinic to stay in the Spanish capital.

Mikel joins Middlesbrough


John Obi Mikel has returned to England, joining Middlesbrough on a short-term deal.

The former Chelsea star joins the Championship side from Tianjin TEDA and had been linked with the likes of Roma and Wolfsburg.

However, he opted for a switch back to England to team up with Tony Pulis' team.

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Is Higuain fit enough for Premier League?


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has highlighted a potential fitness issue for new Chelsea star Gonzalo Higuain.

The Blues completed the signing of the Argentine striker on loan with an option to buy for £31.6 million ($41m).

Although ex-Chelsea star Hasselbaink believes Higuain is a fine goalscorer, he worries he may have some fitness issues that will hold him back.

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Solskjaer provides De Gea & Martial contract update


So how are those new contracts for De Gea, Martial and Mata looking, Ole?

"I think the club's making progress but I leave that to the right people to do that. I don't know really how far we are away from it but hopefully we're going to have some good news in the coming weeks."


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Barcelona's warning to Arsenal target Suarez



Barcelona have warned Denis Suarez they'll not play him again this season if he doesn't accept their proposals over his future, Cadena SER reports.

As reported by Goal, Arsenal have been in talks over a loan move for the Spaniard as they look to add to their midfield options in the January window.

But Cadena SER claim that, should he not accept that offer - and sign a new one-year contract in the process - or a permanent move to Real Betis or Sevilla, he'll not play again in 2018-19. 

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Solskjaer not surprised by Arsenal interest in Bailly



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that it wouldn't surprise him if there is genuine interest from Arsenal in centre-back Eric Bailly.

Reports in the English press on Wednesday claimed that Manchester United turned down an offer from the Gunners for the defender.

But Solskjaer gave nothing away over whether he'd be willing to sell Bailly, merely claiming that the apparent interest is "not a big surprise".

Read the full story HERE!

Hojbjerg becomes wanted man


Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is attracting interest from top clubs during the winter window, Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed.

The Saints boss has said of the Denmark international: “I know that a lot of good and famous clubs in Europe have him on their list.”

Emery faces Suarez competition


Arsenal are not the only side looking to do a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Sevilla are also in talks, but the player is said to favour a switch to England and is waiting on an offer to be tabled.

Arsenal & Fulham eye Benatia


Juventus are prepared to part with Mehdi Benatia during the January transfer window if suitable offers are tabled, claims Gazzetta dello Sport.

Premier League rivals Arsenal and Fulham are monitoring the situation in Turin, but the Morocco international has also attracted interest from China and the UAE.


Newcastle won't do Darlow deal


Newcastle have no intention of parting with Karl Darlow before the winter deadline passes, according to The Chronicle.

Leeds have been credited with an interest in the goalkeeper, while a return to Nottingham Forest has also been mooted, but Rafa Benitez wants to keep the 28-year-old at St James' Park.

De Jong spoke with City & PSG


Barcelona-bound star Frenkie de Jong has revealed he spoke to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before opting for a move to the La Liga champions.

He told NOS: "I spoke to PSG, yes. I rang Maxwell to tell him I was not joining them and my agent informed PSG. I also spoke with Guardiola about a move to Man City."

Read the full story on Goal!

Juve could offer keeper in Ramsey bid


Juventus are considering offering Emil Audero to Arsenal in an offer to get a deal for Aaron Ramsey over the line in January, claims Calciomercato.

The Gunners, who are set to see Petr Cech retire at the end of the season, have been linked with a Bianconeri goalkeeper who is currently on loan at Sampdoria.

If they were to take him on now, then it is possible that a move for Ramsey could be sanctioned as he continues to run his contract down towards free agency.

Chelsea & Man Utd battle for Turkish starlet


Chelsea and Manchester United are preparing to battle Liverpool and Manchester City for Fenerbahce youngster Omer Faruk Beyaz, reports The Sun.

The 15-year-old striker recently caught the eye at the Aegean Cup tournament and is now being tracked by leading sides across Europe.

Bailly happy for Man Utd stay


Eric Bailly is happy to remain at Manchester United after seeing an approach from Arsenal knocked back, reports the Daily Mail.

The Gunners were keen to take the defender on loan for the remainder of the season, but he remains at Old Trafford on a deal through to 2020.

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Hudson-Odoi wants Bayern move once Higuain joins Blues


Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi is keen for his Bayern Munich transfer to be completed in the aftermath of Gonzolo Higuain's transfer to Stamford Bridge.

The Sun is reporting the 18-year-old winger is in talks with the Bundesliga champions - with his future set to become clearer in the next five days as the dust settles from Higuain's loan move from Juventus.

Chelsea want Hudson-Odoi to sign a new contract and stay in London but the player wants more game time after only playing 61 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Surprise club compete with Arsenal for Benatia


Arsenal face a battle for the signature of Juventus defender Medhi Benatia with Qatar Sports League club Al Duhail entering the race.

Juve value the Moroccan international at €10million and Gianluca Di Marzio are reporting the Qatari side are willing to meet the asking price.

It's understood Benatia is considering the transfer because of the wage being offered but a move will need to be sanctioned by Juve - who would likely require a replacement before selling.

PSG to trump Chelsea for Paredes signing


Chelsea are set to miss out on the signing of Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes with Paris Saint-Germain willing to meet the Russian club's asking price.

Goal understands the Ligue 1 leaders have made an offer of €40 million (£34.9m/$45.5m) for the Argentina international, with a further €5m (£4.1m/$5.7m) to be paid in commissions.

Chelsea, who are keen to snare a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, value the player are closer to €30m (£27m/$34m), and as such will be forced to look elsewhere in their search for midfield reinforcements with Zenit chief Alexey Miller likely to accept PSG's offer.

Inter looking to sign Soares


Inter are aiming to sign Southampton right-back Cedric Soares, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. 

The Nerazzurri have entered into talks with the Saints over the Portugual international, who has made 18 appearances this season.

Inter were also interested in Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, but have now set their sights on Soares.

Henry facing the sack at Monaco


The Arsenal legend is set to be replaced by former manager Leonardo Jardim

Monaco are set to sack manager Thierry Henry after just three months on the job, according to the Mirror

Henry took over from Leonardo Jardim in October but has fallen flat in his first managerial job, having won just two of 12 league matches. 

Jardim is in line for a shock return to the sideline for Monaco, who are 19th in Ligue 1, three points from safety. 

Liverpool met with Hudson-Odoi over move


Jurgen Klopp is looking to steal the teenager away from Chelsea and Bayern

Liverpool have met with in-demand Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi over a move, reports Sport Bild. 

The 18-year-old has been subject of multiple bids from Bayern Munich, who are looking to take the young star to Germany.

Hudson-Odoi's contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2020, and the Blues are doing everything they can to keep the winger from leaving the club. 

City refused to break bank on De Jong wages


Man City refused to match the wages Barcelona offered new signing Frenkie de Jong, according to the Daily Mail. 

Barcelona completed the signing of De Jong from Ajax on Wednesday for a fee of €75 million (£65m/$85m).

City were also interested in the 21-year-old, but did not want to create unrest in the locker room by matching Barca's offer of £300,000 a week plus bonuses.


Juventus contact agent of 'next Buffon'


Juventus have contacted the agent of Genoa goalkeeper Alessandro Russo, dubbed the "next Buffon", according to Calciomercato.

The 17-year-old has developed into one of Italy's best goalkeeping prospects, and has also drawn interest from PSG.

But Juve have stepped up their pursuit of Russo in recent days, hoping to beat their Ligue 1 rivals to his signature.