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Altidore to leave Toronto FC


Xavi eyes Christensen swoop


Barcelona boss Xavi is looking at Andreas Christensen as a new signing to bolster his defence, says Fichajes.

The Blues star has been linked with a new deal at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.

But the Blaugrana could look to swoop in and bring him to Camp Nou instead.

Poch open to Man Utd switch


Mauricio Pochettino is a leading candidate to be the new Manchester United manager and the Paris Saint-Germain coach would be open to the move, GOAL has learned. 

United announced on Sunday that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been sacked after a string of disappointing results and that Michael Carrick would be taking charge of the team on a temporary basis. 

The club are then expected to hire an interim coach until the end of the season before appointing a manager for the long term next summer who can take them forward. 

Rooney responds to links he could replace Solskjaer


Wayne Rooney has admitted that he would love to make a return to Old Trafford down the line but has acknowledged tha he is unlikely to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's successor at Manchester United.

The Derby County boss has weighed in on the exit of his former team-mate, after he departed the Theatre of Dreams this weekend.

Ex-England star Rooney, who faces a fight to keep the Rams afloat this term, would love to head back to his old stomping ground one day, but fully expects that it will not be now.

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Pochettino, Carrick, Zidane - who will be next Man Utd manager?


Manchester United announced on Sunday that they had parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that Michael Carrick would be taking charge temporarily. 

The club confirmed the former midfielder will lead the team in their next games until someone is hired to manage the team on an interim basis until the end of the season. 

It is then expected that a permanent replacement for Solskjaer will be hired. Here GOAL looks at some of the names who have been linked and whether or not they are likely to be making the move.

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Solskjaer rejected chance to make staff changes


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned down the chance to make changes to his backroom staff at Man Utd, reports ESPN.

Solskjaer, who was sacked Sunday, employed a group of assistants who, like himself, were also former United players like Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan, and Kieran McKenna.

Though Man Utd hierarchy thought the staff could use a shake-up in recent months, Solskjaer insisted he had the right men for the job.

Ten Hag says he hasn't heard from Man Utd


Madrid head chase for Mount (Fichajes)


Real Madrid are heading the chase for Mason Mount amid his frustration at Chelsea, per Fichajes.

The England international feels the Blues are not meeting what he hopes for in a new contract and could now look to force an exit.

Madrid lead the line if he leaves, with Manchester City and Bayern Munich also in the mix.

Inter hopeful on Brozovic extension


Sevilla eye cut-price double swoop


Sevilla are weighing up a cut-price double swoop for Andrea Belotti and Jesus Corona, per Fichajes.

The two players could arrive for next to nothing in La Liga, as the club look to bolster their prospects.

They also remain cautious over the future of Jules Kounde who could yet leave the club next year too.

Leeds close in on Espanyol's Fernandez


Leeds United are closing in on Espanyol attacker Mateo Fernandez - according to La Grada.

The Whites are ready to meet the Spanish club's £1 million valuation of the 18-year-old when the transfer window reopens.

Barcelona and Manchester City have also been linked with Fernandez, but Leeds are now poised to win the race for his signature.

Arthur's agent pushing for Premier League move


Arthur Melo's agent is pushing for a move to the Premier League for the Juventus midfielder - according to El Gol Digital.

Sevilla have identified the 25-year-old as a primary target, but his main legal representative would prefer that he heads to England.

Arsenal, Leeds and Newcastle have all registered an interest in Arthur in the past and bidding war could be on the cards in the new year.

Pochettino Man Utd's No. 1 choice to replace Solskjaer (The Mirror)


Red Devils target PSG boss

Mauricio Pochettino is Manchester United's number one choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - according to The Mirror.

The Red Devils are looking to appoint an interim boss until the end of the season, with Laurent Blanc and Julen Lopetegui among those in the frame.

The club will then look to appoint Solskjaer's permanent successor next summer, and Pochettino is top of their list despite the fact he is currently tied to Paris Saint-Germain.

Milan working on Leao contract amid Man City interest


Milan are working on a new contract for Rafael Leao amid interest from Manchester City - according to Calciomercato.

The 22-year-old's current contract does not expire until 2024, but the Rossoneri are hoping to ward off City by tying him down to fresh terms.

Leao will be offered an extra two years at Milan and a pay increase to €4 million per year.

Inter to move for Lille star David in January


Inter are planning to move for Lille star Jonathan David in January - according to Telefoot.

The Italian champions have been following the 21-year-old since last season and are ready to formalise their interest.

Lille want to keep hold of David until the summer, though, with the forward having netted 10 goals in 14 Ligue 1 outings so far this term.

PSG drop interest in Haaland


Paris Saint-Germain have dropped their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland - according to El Nacional.

The French giants are in the market for a new forward as they prepare for Kylian Mbappe to complete a move to Real Madrid.

Haaland had been top of PSG's list at first, but they are now turning their attention towards Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic, who could be available for around €80 million (£67m/$90m).

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Ten Hag in Man Utd's sights


Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is in Manchester United's sights as they look to appoint their next manager - according to CBS Sports.

The Dutchman has worked wonders at Johan Cruyff Arena, and the Red Devils are now ready to try and convince him to jump ship mid-season.

Ten Hag has previously insisted that he remains fully committed to Ajax, though, with ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane thought to be a more viable option.

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Ronaldo wants Luis Enrique at Man Utd (Sky Sports)


Portuguese identifies preferred Solskjaer replacement

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Luis Enrique to be Manchester United's new manager - according to Sky Sports.

The Spain boss is set to be considered as a possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag.

Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino have also been linked, but both men are considered long shots for the role.

Southampton interested in Ajax goalkeeper Setford


Ajax goalkeeper Charlie Setford is the subject of interest from Southampton - according to TEAMtalk.

A number of other Premier League clubs have been linked with the 17-year-old, but the Saints are hoping to win the race for his signature.

Setford is already an England international at youth level and a regular in Ajax's academy set up.

Lazio keeper Strakosha wants to join Newcastle


Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha wants to join Newcastle - according to Fichajes.

The Magpies have been heavily linked with the 26-year-old in recent weeks as they seek to bolster their options between the sticks.

Strakosha would welcome the move, and Newcastle could secure his services on a free transfer next year.

Man Utd sack Solskjaer


Blanc & Lopetegui also in frame for Man Utd job


Arsenal join race for Adeyemi


Arsenal have joined the race to sign RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi - according to The Mirror.

The 19-year-old has also been strongly linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich after a bright start to his career at Red Bull Arena in Austria.

Arsenal are looking at Adeyemi as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, but have been informed that they will have to wait until the summer before making any move.

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Roma & Juve vying for Paredes


Roma and Juventus are vying for the signature of Paris St-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes - according to Calciomercato.

Both clubs are planning to move for the 27-year-old when the transfer market reopens in January.

Paredes is currently out of favour at PSG and is approaching the final 18 months of his contract.

West Ham to revive interest in Clermont striker Bayo


West Ham are planning to revive their interest in Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo - according to The Sun.

The Hammers saw a bid for the 23-year-old rejected in 2020, but are now planning to launch a fresh offer.

Clermont will let Bayo leave for £15 million ($20m), with West Ham poised to swoop in the January transfer window.

Newcastle target Tottenham midfielder Winks


Newcastle have identified Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks as a transfer target - according to The Daily Mail.

New Magpies boss Eddie Howe wants to strengthen his options in the middle of the park by signing the 25-year-old in January.

Winks has also been linked with a move to Italy, having only started one Premier League game for Tottenham so far this season.

Christensen in line for new Chelsea deal


Andreas Christensen is in line for a new contract at Chelsea - according to El Nacional.

The Denmark international defender's current deal expires next summer, and he has been strongly linked with Barcelona.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to personally work on fresh terms for Christensen to prevent him from sealing a move to Camp Nou.

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Man Utd to step up Zidane pursuit after sacking Solskjaer (The Times)


The Red Devils have identified their preferred next manager

Manchester United are set to step up their pursuit of Zinedine Zidane after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking is confirmed - according to The Times.

Solskjaer is on the brink after watching his side lose 4-1 at Watford, with club officials now in the process of sorting out his compensation package.

Zidane is United's top candidate to replace the Norwegian, and they are set to table a lucrative offer to convince the ex-Real Madrid boss to move to Old Trafford.

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Fiorentina want €70m for Vlahovic


Sevilla plot January bid for €20m Alvarez


Sevilla are determined to sign Julian Alvarez from River Plate in January, says Fichajes.

The 21-year-old has impressed in Argentina and Sevilla director Monchi is an admirer of his, but Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also eyeing him.

Barca can't afford €50m Doku, says father


Rennes star Jeremy Doku is being monitored by several top teams, including Barcelona.

The 19-year-old's stock is on the rise and he is said to be valued at around €50 million by the French side.

But Barca's chances of landing him are slim, according to the player's father, David, who told Het Laatste Nieuws the teenager will likely go elsewhere.

He said: "That doesn't seem right to me. I don't think Barcelona are in a position to spend big transfer fees right now. There are many other clubs that want Jérémy, although I can't say anything about that."

Barca and Man City target Lacazette (Fichajes)


Atletico Madrid also looking at Arsenal striker

Barcelona and Manchester City are among the clubs considering making an offer for Alexandre Lacazette.

Fichajes claims the pair plus Atletico Madrid have him on their list of targets, with City looking for a new attacker since losing Sergio Aguero and Barca determined to strengthen in attack.

Sterling tells Guardiola he wants to leave Man City for Barcelona (Sport)


England star to quit Premier League club in January

Raheem Sterling has told Pep Guardiola that he wants to join Barcelona, Sport claims.

The England international has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou outfit recently and is eager to make the switch in January.

Guardiola is said to be willing to let Sterling leave, with a loan move looking likely.