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Mane quiet on Liverpool contract talks


Sadio Mane is staying quiet on the prospect of signing a new contract with Liverpol.

The Reds star's current deal expires in 2021 and the club are keen to get him to extend his stay.

But when questioned on the state of negotiations between him and the Anfield hierarchy, the 26-year-old did not have much to say.

“I am more focused on the games, things like contracts I leave with my agent,” he said.

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Everton eye Palace defender


Everton are considering a move for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka as they search for a long-term replacement for Seamus Coleman, according to The Sun.

The Toffees have been impressed with the England Under-21 defender's recent performances but are likely to be priced out of a move in January.

However the report claims the Merseyside club may try and sign Wan-Bissaka in the summer, with Ademola Lookman and Cenk Tosun potential makeweights in any deal.

Ibrahimovic return to AC Milan still possible


AC Milan have not given up on bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Italy in January, according to reports in Italy.

The Swedish striker has been linked with a short-term return to Europe after finishing the season with LA Galaxy, with San Siro touted as the most likely destination.

Although the star forward could move on loan until May, he is open to joining on a longer deal and could terminate his contract with the MLS club to sign for the Rossoneri.

Barcelona monitor Roma star Under


But Turkey star failed to impress against Fiorentina

Barcelona are keeping an eye on Roma star Cengiz Under and sent a representative to watch him in Saturday's game against Fiorentina, says Sky Sport in Italy.

The 21-year-old Turkey international has been a big hit in the Italian capital but would not have impressed Barcelona official Ariedo Braida, who was in the stands to see him in action.

But with three goals and four assists in 12 appearances in Serie A and the Champions League, the Catalan side may be back to check him out again before ruling him out.

Barcelona to move for Kimmich


Barcelona have identified Joshua Kimmich as an ideal signing to strengthen their defence, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Camp Nou side's scouts have been watching the Bayern Munich full-back and believe he would suit their style, especially given his education under Pep Guardiola.

However, the Spanish champions will find it hard to convince Bayern to sell one of their best assets, who is contracted to 2023.

James urges Bayern to sign Malcom from Barcelona


Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez wants the German club to make a move for Barcelona winger Malcom in the January transfer window, Don Balon claims.

The Brazilian has played just 25 minutes of league football for the Catalan side since turning his back on a switch to Roma to join from Bordeaux in the summer.

He has already been linked with a January departure, with Roma apparently still an option, but James hopes to see Bayern nip in to rescue him.

James is still only on loan in Bavaria but is expected to make his move a permanent one in the summer and believes he would benefit from playing alongside Malcom.

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Di Maria to snub Ronaldo & Juventus


The PSG star wants to end his career in Argentina

PSG star Angel Di Maria is ready to snub Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in favour of a return to Argentina, according to Don Balon.

The report claims Ronaldo has recommended signing Di Maria - his former Real Madrid team-mate - to Juve officials.

However, Di Maria wants to play for hometown club Rosario Central when his time at PSG comes to an end and no other European outfit.

Barca want experienced centre-back


Chelsea's David Luiz has been shortlisted

Barcelona are keen to sign an experienced central defender in January, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana are reportedly looking to strengthen their defensive options in the winter market.

Chelsea's David Luiz and Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny are believed to have been shortlisted by the Liga giants.

Barca want to swap Malcolm for Willian


Barcelona are keen to acquire the services of Chelsea’s Willian and would be willing to offer Malcolm as part of a swap deal, reports La Sexta.

The La Liga holders have tried to prise the Brazilian from Stamford Bridge before, but to no avail.

However, Ernesto Valverde’s side are still keen to sign the 30-year-old and would be willing to offer his countryman in part exchange for the winger.

United prepared to let Jones go


Manchester United will trigger Phil Jones’ 12-month extension clause but will be open to offers for the England defender in January, says the Metro.

The 26-year-old is admired by manager Jose Mourinho but a string of injuries has limited his playing time at Old Trafford and the club are willing to listen to interested parties.

Jones arrived from Blackburn in 2012 and was a member of the England World Cup squad that reached the final four in Russia this year.

Solari backs 'incredible' Benzema


Real Madrid caretaker boss Santiago Solari has backed the “incredible” Karim Benzema to help Los Blancos recover in La Liga, despite an eight-game goal drought.

The Frenchman hasn’t scored in the top flight since a brace against Leganes on September 1, having endured a torrid time in front of the net in the last few weeks.

But Solari, who has taken the reins over temporarily in the wake of Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal, says that the striker’s contributions elsewhere is helping them get back on track.

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Pochettino 'top priority' for Perez


Mauricio Pochettino is the first-choice for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez as the club seeks a new manager, according to the Mirror.

The Champions League holders have made the Tottenham Hotspur boss their top priority and are willing to wait until the end of the season to secure his services.

If the La Liga side are able to persuade Pochettino to depart London, then caretaker Santiago Solari will remain in charge for the rest of the season.

Shaqiri - I deserve respect at Liverpool


Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri believes that he is not afforded enough respect for his achievements with Bayern Munich, with English fans instead focused on his relegation with Stoke City.

The Switzerland international was a double Bundesliga winner with the German outfit, as well as a member of their 2012-13 Champions League winning squad.

"People should remember where I played before, the qualities I have, and what I have achieved in the game,” the 27-year-old said.

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Rashford must start more, says Ferdinand


Marcus Rashford needs more starting time for Manchester United in order to find his best position, says Rio Ferdinand.

Rashford scored the winner for Jose Mourinho’s side after coming off the bench in a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth this weekend.

But Ferdinand believes the England international will only get better with more games in the first-choice XI under his belt, even if it comes at the expense of Romelu Lukaku.

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Beckham set for clash over toxic stadium ground


Former England captain David Beckham is set for a court clash in Miami as he looks to finalise stadium plans for his prospective MLS expansion club.

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy man plans to build the home of his new club Inter Miami FC near Melreese Country Club and golf course.

But strong opposition from locals and toxic waste on the site means that he faces an uphill battle to secure building permission.

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Messi unhappy with Barca trio


Barcelona star Lionel Messi has warned manager Ernesto Valverde that a trio of key players are holding the team back, per Don Balon.

The La Liga champions remained top of the table after a 3-2 comeback win over Rayo Vallecano but Messi, out with an arm injury, is unimpressed with three of his squad-mates.

The Argentine believes that Rafinha, Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto are all currently performing below the standard they should be and are hurting Barca as a result.

Rooney for one-off England recall?


Former England captain Wayne Rooney will make a shock return to skipper the Three Lions against the USA at Wembley later this month, according to The Sun.

The ex-Manchester United and Everton striker is the national side’s most-capped outfield play and record goalscorer, with 119 appearances and 53 goals.

The 33-year-old, who has revitalised his career at D.C. United in the MLS, announced his retirement from international football in August 2017, but is now apparently set for a one-off appearance to help raise funds for charity on November 15.

MLS shuts down Dallas move for homegrown star


MLS has kept FC Dallas from landing one of the promising young players in the club's homegrown area, according to a Dallas Morning News report. 

Chris Cappis, a talented midfield prospect, had a claim put in for him as a homegrown player by FC Dallas, but the Houston Dynamo filed a complaint that under the homegrown signing rules in MLS they had rights to the player. 

Cappis is now set to sign with Hobro IK in Denmark rather than launching his career with and MLS side. 

Chelsea and City battling for Sunderland teen


Chelsea and Manchester City are both chasing Sunderland teen Bali Mumba, according to The Sun

City were willing to pay £2.5 million for the youngster and were thought to be leading the chase, but the Blues have now entered the race as well. 

Moses and Drinkwater don't fit with Sarri


Maurizio Sarri gave an explanation as to why Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are out of favour at Chelsea.

The new Chelsea boss does not think the two players fit in his style of play. 

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Calhanoglu could leave Milan in January


AC Milan will ship out Hakan Calhanoglu in order to make room for Lucas Paqueta, according to Tuttosport.

Milan have already agreed to a €35 million (£31m/$40m) plus add-ons deal with Flamengo for Paqueta, while Calhanoglu's role in Gennaro Gattuso's plans continues to shrink.

That could lead to Calhanoglu's January exit, with a return to the Bundesliga in the card with RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt interested. 

Sanchez wages blocking Man Utd from extending key players


Talks have slowed as players point to the forward's wages in their own negotiations

Alexis Sanchez's wages are a big problem as Manchester United attempt to sign David De Gea and Anthony Martial to new contracts, according to the Mirror.

The Chile international makes £400,000-a-week, with another £75,000 for every appearance and now other players are pointing to those wages as they negotiate new contracts.

De Gea wants £300,000-a-week, while Martial is seeking over £140,000-a-week, with United only able to exercise options on the pair through the 2019-20 season.

Pochettino after Colombia international


Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to land Colombia international Wilmar Barrios in January, according to the Daily Star

Barrios intends to leave Argentine side Boca Juniors at the start of the year and could be Tottenham's first signing of the season after they nearly landed him in the summer.

But Real Madrid remain interested and are preparing a £20 million ($26m) bid despite the midfielder having just a £16m release clause, which Pochettino fears could spark a bidding war for Barrios' services in January. 

Stones wants new Man City contract


John Stones wants a new contract to remain with the club and Manchester City are happy to give him a bumper deal, according to Metro.

The Premier League champions are not keen to make many big additions to their squad and have instead sought to tie down the players already on the roster.

Though Stones is already signed until 2022 on £100,000-a-week, the club is willing to raise that to £170,000-a-week in order to continue with that policy and reward the defender for his development.

Bayern Munich front-runners for Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey has a new suitor in Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga champions are in pole position to sign him, reports the Daily Express.

Ramsey's contract expires this summer and he is unlikely to sign a new contract with the Gunners.

Manchester United had seen him as their top priority, but Bayern want to sign him to a pre-contract at the start of January, when he is eligible to a deal.