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    Leeds plan 50,000-seater Elland Road expansion

    Leeds United are planning on expanding their historic Elland Road ground to seat 50,000 people.

    Managing director Angus Kinnear unveiled the plan as part of Leeds' 100th anniversary on Thursday.

    However due to financial issues, the plans are dependent on Leeds regaining their Premier League status.

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    Chelsea 'step up interest' in Vignato

    Chelsea have been scouting 19-year-old Chievo midfielder Emanuel Vignato, according to the Daily Mail.

    Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Inter have also been linked with a move for the Italy under-21 international.

    Chelsea are reportedly hopeful that their transfer ban will be lifted in January, meaning a move could go ahead sooner rather than later.

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    Nice president: Atal is going nowhere

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    Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere says star right-back Youcef Atal is going nowhere - this season or next.

    The 23-year-old's emergence over the last year has seen him linked with a number of big clubs, including several in the Premier League.

    "He will not leave this winter," Rivere told RMC Sport. "I will even tell you that it is not anticipated that he'll leave next summer either."

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    €100m Ferro renews Benfica contract

    Benfica's 22-year-old defender Ferro has signed a new contract with the Portuguese giants, report A Bola.

    The Portugal under-21 international has put pen to paper on a one-year extension, taking his stay at the Estadio da Luz to the summer of 2024.

    Ferro's contract is thought to contain a €100 million (£86m/$111m) buyout clause.

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    Liverpool beating Chelsea for Exeter starlet

    Liverpool have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign 15-year-old Exeter City midfielder Ben Chrisene, according to the Sun.

    The Merseyside club have allegedly made an offer for Chrisene to play with one of their youth sides this weekend.

    Exeter are reportedly resigned to his exit, but will hold out for what they see as a fair sum for one of their prized assets.

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    Rangers tie Katic down to new deal

    Rangers have confirmed defender Nikola Katic has signed a new contract.

    The Croatia international joined the Glasgow club last year and has become a key player for Steven Gerrard's team.

    The 23-year-old is now tied to the club until 2023.

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    Guerreiro signs Borussia Dortmund extension

    Raphael Guerreiro has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund to 2023.

    The Portugal international has been with the club since 2016 and his deal was set to expire at the end of the season.

    "Borussia Dortmund are a wonderful club and one where I – along with my family – have felt very happy for the past three years," Guerreiro said. 

    "I’ll do everything in my power to help our team achieve its objectives. Starting, in an ideal-case scenario, with a home win against Gladbach on Saturday."

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    Napoli leave door open for Fabian exit

    Real Madrid and Barcelona have been given new hope in their efforts to sign Fabian Ruiz from Napoli.

    The Spanish giants have been heavily linked with the midfielder, who has excelled in Serie A and broken into the national team this year.

    Fabian joined Napoli from Betis in 2018, but president Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested he could return to La Liga soon if a big offer comes in.

    Asked about Barcelona and Madrid's interest in the 23-year-old, De Laurentiis said: "You should never close the door, our door is always open."

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    Dybala to renew Juventus contract

    Paulo Dybala is set to commit his future to Juventus by signing a new contract, according to Calciomercato.

    The Argentina international came close to leaving the Serie A giants in the summer, as Manchester United and Tottenham tried to sign him.

    But the 25-year-old looks set to stay in Turin for the time being as he is ready to extend his deal.

  • Norwegian striker could follow father's footsteps by joining Blues

    Man City join Real Madrid & Barcelona in Haaland chase

    Manchester City have joined the race to sign highly-rated striker Erling Haaland and have scouted the 19-year-old this season, The Sun claims.

    Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United have been strongly linked with the Norway international, who has excelled at Red Bull Salzburg this season.

    But City are ready to compete with the Spanish giants and their local rivals by making a move for Haaland, whose father used to play for the club.

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    Man Utd & Everton target wants Premier League move

    Lyon star Moussa Dembele has set his sights on a move to the Premier League amid claims Manchester United and Everton want him, Football Insider reports.

    The France international joined Lyon from Celtic in 2018 and has four years left on his contract with the Ligue 1 side.

    But the 23-year-old's excellent start to the campaign - he has six goals from eight games - has attracted further attention from the Premier League.

    And the former Fulham player is eager to go back to England, which will come as good news to United and Everton.

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    Lampard blocked Gilmour loan exit

    Chelsea youngster Barry Gilmour says manager Frank Lampard advised him against going out on loan this season.

    The Scotland youth international has tasted first-team action at Stamford Bridge under Lampard, something he wasn't expecting to happen quite so soon.

    Read what Gilmour had to say here on Goal!

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    Tomkins and Benteke sign on at Palace

    James Tomkins and Christian Benteke have both signed contract extensions with Crystal Palace, with Tomkins signing until the summer of 2021 and Benteke until 2020.

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    'Eriksen would fit Madrid like an arse in a bucket'

    Former Denmark international Stig Tofting says Christian Eriksen isn't flashy enough for a move to Real Madrid and should instead consider joining a club like Bayern Munich.

    Tofting thinks Bayern would allow Eriksen to focus solely on football, rather than being distracted by the need for a commercial presence.

    Read everything he had to say here on Goal!

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    Mastour set for Reggina stint

    Former teen sensation Hachim Mastour is set to sign for Italian Serie C side Reggina.

    Now 21, the one-time Morocco international was without a club after spending last season with Green outfit Lamia.

    “It’s a big deal for us because we believe in his talent and desire for revenge,” sporting director Massimo Taibi told Fox Sports.

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    Milan don't need to sell

    AC Milan don't need to sell in the January transfer window, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

    It had been reported that key players such as Suso and Gianluigi Donnarumma would be made available in January as the club looks to offset some of its considerable debts.

    However, this is thought to be against owners the Elliott Management Corporation's primary goal of bringing back success on the pitch.

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    Williams signs new Man Utd contract

    Brandon Williams has signed a new contract with Manchester United which will keep him at the club until June 2022.

    The 19-year-old defender made his senior debut in United's Carabao Cup victory over Rochdale last month. His new deal includes an option to extend for a further year.

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    Podence renews with Olympiakos

    Daniel Podence has signed a new contract with Olympiakos after reported interest from clubs in La Liga and the Premier League.

    Podence scored against Tottenham in the Champions League in September, grabbing the attention of several European big hitters. Greek outlet Sportime reported that Arsenal and Sevilla were among the clubs keeping tabs on him and that he was valued at around £21.5m.

    Olympiakos have now announced that he has renewed his contract, however, though the terms remain undisclosed. Whether that will put off bids in the near future remains to be seen.

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    Man Utd to miss out on Rakitic

    Manchester United appear set to miss out on Ivan Rakitic in January as his family have no desire to move to the North West of England, claims the Daily Mail.

    The Croatia international midfielder is expected to attract plenty of interest when the window re-opens, amid a lack of minutes in Spain, but he may not end up at Old Trafford.

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    Juventus to offer Szczesny new deal

    Juventus are set to open talks with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny as they look to tie the Poland international down following a summer in which Manchester United showed an interest in signing him.

    Former Arsenal No.1 Szczesny's current deal at the Allianz Stadium would keep him in Turin until the summer of 2021, and there is concern that were he to enter the final year of his contract then other clubs may begin taking steps to tempt him away from the Serie A champions.

    Check out the full story on his future here.

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    Real Madrid star Bale urged to make Tottenham return

    Gareth Bale Real Madrid 2019-20

    Gareth Bale would be welcome back at Tottenham, says club legend Clive Allen, as the Real Madrid forward would offer “something that no one else can” in north London.

    He has said: "You add a player of that ability to your team, it’s not only a talent but it lifts everybody else in the club as well."

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    Juventus plotting Meunier move

    Paris Saint-Germain's efforts to discuss a new deal with Thomas Meunier are being hindered by interest from Juventus, claims Calciomercato.

    The Belgian defender is due to become a free agent next summer and the Bianconeri are plotting an approach.

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    New deal for Dortmund star

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    Inter confident on Joao Maria sale

    Inter believe they can find a buyer for Joao Mario in 2020 who will be willing to pay his buy-out clause, says Calciomercato.

    The Portugual international forward does not figure in the long-term plans of Antonio Conte at San Siro and is currently on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow.

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    Kane exit on the cards?

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    Can keen on Premier League return

    Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is open to the idea of returning to the Premier League in January, reports Tuttosport.

    Manchester United are said to be keen on a Germany international who is struggling for game time at Juventus.

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    Arsenal keeping tabs on Podence

    Arsenal are monitoring Olympiakos winger Daniel Podence, according to Greek outlet Sportime.

    Podence moved to Greece in 2018 after leaving Sporting CP and has been in impressive form recently, scoring against Tottenham in the Champions League in September as Spurs blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiakos. 

    That performance reportedly alerted two Premier League clubs, Arsenal among them, while Sevilla are also interested. Olympiakos value Podence at over £21.5m (€25m).

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    Tottenham and Man Utd interested in Zakaria

    Tottenham and Manchester United are among the clubs interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to Bild.

    Monchengladbach reportedly want a club-record fee for the 22-year-old, who they value at over £43m (€50m). Their current club-record departure is Granit Xhaka, who joined Arsenal for around £35m in 2016.

    Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan are also interested in Zakaria's signature. A Switzerland international, he has two goals and an assist to his name this season.

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    Matthaus: Bayern should not enter race to sign Eriksen

    Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has warned his former club against signing Christian Eriksen.

    Matthaus, who won seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern over two spells in the eighties and nineties, thinks that the Tottenham midfielder is "too slow" and will struggle to make the difference at the highest level.

    Eriksen's current contract runs out in 2020 and he will be able to discuss pre-contract terms with other clubs from January onwards.

    Read the full story on Goal

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    Parkinson announced as Sunderland manager

    Phil Parkinson Bolton Wanderers

    Phil Parkinson has been announced as the new Sunderland manager, following the departure of Jack Ross earlier this month.

    Parkinson led Bradford City to the League Cup final in 2013 and led Bolton Wanderers to promotion from League One to the Championship in 2017. He resigned as Bolton manager in August owing to their severe financial struggles.

    In a statement on the Sunderland website, Parkinson said: “It is both a privilege and immense responsibility to be appointed manager of this great club. I’ve been in football a long time now, and Sunderland’s immense history, the passion of its fanbase and its wonderful facilities are legendary within the game. 

    “It’s now up to me to build on the work of my predecessor and deliver the success the fans are so desperate for. This is a good squad of players, and I relish the challenge of working with them to achieve our goal of promotion from League One.”

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    Solskjaer: Letting Lukaku and Sanchez go was the right decision

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims that he has no regrets about letting Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez join Inter Milan over the summer.

    Manchester United have struggled for goals this season, with Marcus Rashford in poor form and Anthony Martial held back by injury. That has seen Solskjaer's decision to ditch two of his most experienced forwards called into question.

    United are currently 12th in the Premier League and Solskjaer is under mounting pressure. He maintains that allowing Lukaku and Sanchez to leave was "the right decision".

    Read the full story on Goal

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    Milan to sell in January

    AC Milan are keen to sell some players in the winter window due to financial issues, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

    Gianluigi Donnarumma and Suso represent the highest potential sale value, while Lucas Paqueta, Franck Kessie and Krzysztof Piatek could also be moved on.

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    Inter considering Ibra, Mandzukic & Keita

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    Inter are considering moving for a new forward in the wake of Alexis Sanchez's latest injury, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

    The Chilean dislocated a tendon in his ankle and is set for around three months on the sidelines.

    It has been claimed that the Nerazzurri are exploring the possibility of bringing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Mario Mandzukic, but Monaco's Keita Balde, who spent last season on loan at Inter, could be the easiest choice.

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    Juve monitoring Ajax right-back

    Juventus are keeping close tabs on Ajax right-back Joel Veltman, Tuttosport reports.

    Injuries to Danilo and Mattia De Sciglio have seen Juan Cuadrado deployed as a makeshift right-back.

    To his credit, the Colombian has performed well, but it is claimed that the Old Lady are looking for a better long-term solution and have been watching Veltman's games as they weigh up a bid.

    Roma and Atalanta are also said to be interested in Veltman, while Thomas Meunier, Achraf Hakimi and Denzel Dumfries are also on Juve's watch-list.

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    'Why would Cavani leave PSG?'

    Edinson Cavani has no intention of leaving Paris Saint-Germain in January, l'Equipe reports, with the Uruguayan keen to sign an extention at Parc des Princes.

    The French outlet spoke to a relative of the striker, who said: "Why would Edi leave in January? In Paris, he will play the Champions League in front of an audience that loves him."

    According to l'Equipe, Cavani wants to extend his his current deal by a further two years.

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    Ozil vows to see out contract

    Mesut Ozil has said that he had no intention of leaving Arsenal before his current contract ends in 2021.

    “You can go through difficult times but that is no reason to run away and I’m not going to. I’m here until at least 2021," he said.

    “Whenever people see me in the street I always say, ‘This is my home’. I’m going nowhere.”

    Read the full story on Goal

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    Solskjaer vows to spend in January

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that the Red Devils will look to sign new players in January if the conditions are right.

    The Old Trafford outfit are widely regarded to be short of quality, sitting 12th in the Premier League well off the pace set by fierce rivals Liverpool.

    And Solskjaer, who claims not to fear the sack, admits that recruitment in the winter window could be on the cards.

    "The money is there to strengthen in January and in the summer," he said. "If the right ones are available in January then we might do something."

    Read the full story on Goal

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    Bristol City sign Spanish striker Rodri

    Former Barcelona B attacker Rodri has signed a short-term deal with Championship side Bristol City.

    The 29-year-old, who has experience playing in England with Sheffield Wednesday, was last on the books of Granada. 

    Though initially signed until January, the club has the option to extend Rodri's deal. 

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    Gary Hooper joins Wellington Phoenix

    Former Celtic and Norwich striker Gary Hooper has signed a one-year deal with A-League side Wellington Phoenix. 

    The 31-year-old was most recently playing for Championship side Sheffield Wednesday where he made just six appearances last season. 

    Wellington began their new season with a 1-0 loss to Western United last Sunday and face Sydney FC this weekend. 

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    Ince: Rice isn't worth £80 million

    Paul Ince has warned Manchester United against splashing any large sum on West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. 

    The 20-year-old has impressed for club and country over the past year with his transfer value quickly rising as a result. 

    Ince however believes Rice still has plenty of improvement to make before any move for him is justified.

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    AC Milan suffer record losses

    Fallen Serie A giants AC Milan lost €146 million over the past year, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. 

    The record amount is €20m more than the club lost last year and €50m more than what the Rossoneri were expecting. 

    Kicked out of the Europa League this season for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, Milan's income from sponsorship and ticket sales are both down. 

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    Former Everton striker retires at 23

    Calum Dyson has been forced to retire at the age of 23 after failing to recover from a serious ankle injury suffered two years ago. 

    The English attacker came up through Everton's academy but played the majority of his senior career games at Grimsby Town. 

  • The Foxes want to lock down their young star

    Chilwell in line for new £25m Leicester City deal

    Ben Chilwell Leicester City 2019

    English defender Ben Chlwell is set to be handed a new Leicester City contract worth £25 million, reports the Daily Star

    Despite having five years to run on his current contract, the Foxes want to lock Chilwell down as he starts attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. 

    As part of the new deal, the 22-year-old is set to be paid £100,000 a week to make him one of the club's highest earners. 

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    Arteta: Man City is the place for Foden

    Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta says that midfielder Phil Foden has "limitless" potential and backed the English youngster to eventually become a star under Pep Guardiola.

    Foden has impressed since breaking through with Manchester City, but is yet to lock down a consistent starting spot at the Etihad.

    Some have suggested the young English attacker needs to find a new club to properly progress, though Arteta is adamant he's in the right place.

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    Klinsmann set to be appointed new Ecuador coach

    Former Germany and USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann is poised to be announced as Ecuador's new national team coach. 

    Multiple reports suggest Klinsmann will be appointed imminently with the Ecuadorian Football Federation recently confirming an agreement with their new coach has been struck

    Along with Klinsmann, Fernando Hierro, Gianni De Biasi, Santiago Solari and Nestor Pekerman were all also believed to be in the running for the job.

    Ecuador are currently ranked 65th in the world and were beaten 6-1 by Argentina in their last match. 

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    Allegri plays down Man Utd reports

    Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has distanced himself from the prospect of taking charge at Old Trafford. 

    The 52-year-old joked he doesn't speak enough English yet amid links to Manchester United, while also underlining his coaching philosophy.

    Read the full story on Goal!

  • Red Devils plan 2020 transfer strategy

    Man Utd want six signings in squad overhaul

    According to the Daily Mail, the Manchester United hierachy have agreed they need to target two strikers, two central midfielders, a central defender and a left back over the coming year. 

    Attacking reinforcements are being eyed for January with strikers Mario Mandzukic and Moussa Dembele being targeted as possible arrivals at Old Trafford when the transfer window re-opens. 

    In midfield, Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez and Leicester's James Maddison are both also on United's radar with the future of Paul Pogba still up in the air.