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​FC Cincinnati hoping big-money offer will tempt Gomez

2021-01-24T23:00:59Z

FC Cincinnati are hoping to beat Sevilla to the signing of Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez from Atalanta, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The MLS club have made a bid of €6 million (£5.3m/$7.3m) for 32-year-old and are ready to offer him around €10 million (£8.8m/$12m) a year in wages.

However, that bumper offer may not be enough to lure the forward to America as he would prefer to remain in a higher standard of league for now.

Ibarra heading to Atlanta

2021-01-24T22:30:01Z

Atlanta United are closing in on the signing of midfielder Franco Ibarra from Argentinos Juniors, according to reporter Cesar Luis Merlo.

Atlanta are keen to bring in a defensive midfielder to the club this window and have turned their attentions to the 19-year-old.

Ibarra has made 11 league appearances for Argentinos Juniors since making his debut at the end of 2019.

Torres leaves Seattle for Costa Rica

2021-01-24T22:00:57Z

Roman Torres has left Seattle Sounders to sign a one-year deal with C.S. Cartagines in Costa Rica.

Torres made just three substitute appearances in his second spell at the Sounders since rejoining the club in a trade with Inter Miami in September.

Baggies eye Benteke

2021-01-24T21:30:06Z

West Brom are considering a bid for Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke, reports the Express and Star.

Baggies boss Sam Allardyce is keen to add a striker to his squad this month and turned his attentions to the Belgian, who he worked with during his time as manager at Selhurst Park.

Former Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa is also due to train with West Brom this week, while Galatasaray forward Mbaye Diagne is a potential target.

Liverpool close in on Derby youngster

2021-01-24T21:00:05Z

Liverpool are set to beat a host of Premier League rivals to the signing of Derby teenager Kaide Gordon, according to the Telegraph.

Manchester United and Tottenham were also showing an interest in the 16-year-old forward, but it is the Reds who look to have won the race.

Derby do not want see Gordon but are set to reluctantly accept a bid worth more than £1 million ($13.6m).

Gomez close to Sevilla move

2021-01-24T20:30:05Z

Papu Gomez is close to leaving Atalanta for Sevilla, Gazzetta dello Sport says.

The 32-year-old has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and some MLS sides, but a switch to La Liga looks most likely this month.

Ex-Dortmund star Grosskreutz retires

2021-01-24T20:10:10Z

Kevin Grosskreutz has announced his retirement from professional football.

The former Borussia Dortmund star took to Instagram to confirm his decision in an emotional video.

Grosskreutz, 32, won the World Cup with Germany and two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund. 

Valverde could replace Villas-Boas at Marseille

2021-01-24T19:50:49Z

Marseille have identified former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde as the favoured candidate to replace Andre Villas-Boas.

The Portuguese manager could be sacked in the next few days amid the team's bad form and Movistar claims the French side have made their choice but have not started talks.

Real Madrid plot €45m bid to re-sign Reguilon

2021-01-24T19:29:08Z

Spanish giants consider triggering clause to bring defender back

Real Madrid are considering a €45 million bid to bring Sergio Reguilon back from Tottenham.

The 24-year-old left-back left for Spurs last September but the Spanish giants have an option to bring him back within two years.

Sport claims Madrid are considering activating that clause with an offer in the summer.

Lazio want Todibo amid Benfica struggles

2021-01-24T19:03:07Z

Jean-Clair Todibo's two-year loan at Benfica has not gone as expected.

The defender has not featured in the league for the club and has been limited to two cup appearances. He could be on the move again soon, however, as Mundo Deportivo reports Lazio want to take him on loan this month.

Porto ready to make Lingard bid

2021-01-24T18:30:17Z

Porto are ready to make a €10 million (£8.9m/$12m) bid for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to Todofichajes.

Lingard has made just three appearances for the club this season and is keen to secure more first-team football during the second half of the campaign.

A host of clubs are interested in the 28-year-old but have yet to make a firm bid, with Porto hoping to jump to the front of the queue.

Milan reject Leao bid

2021-01-24T18:00:26Z

AC Milan have rejected a bid from Everton for Rafael Leao, according to Calciomercato.

The Toffees submitted an offer in the region of €30 million (£26m/$36m) for the Portuguese forward as they seek back-up to Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

However the Rossoneri rejected the bid out of hand as it is nowhere near their valuation of the 21-year-old.

Roma to consider Dzeko offers

2021-01-24T17:30:56Z

Roma are ready to consider offers for striker Edin Dzeko this month, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

Dzeko has reportedly fallen out with boss Paulo Fonseca, who has stripped the Bosnian of the club captaincy.

However, despite the dispute the 34-year-old is happy in the Italian capital and would be reluctant to move, even if the Giallorossi accepted offers for his services.

Ozil bids farewell to Arsenal fans

2021-01-24T17:00:25Z

Mesut Ozil says he will be a "Gunner for life" after leaving Arsenal to join Fenerbahce.

The attacking midfielder's free transfer to the Turkish giants was confirmed on Sunday.

The playmaker says his bond with the north London side is not over just because he has left after almost eight years in the Premier League.

Read the full story on Goal!

Benevento target Wolves striker Cutrone

2021-01-24T16:30:45Z

Wolves forward Patrick Cutrone is one of Benevento's top targets in the current window, Sky Sport reports.

The Serie A side want to strengthen their attack and view Cutrone, who recently returned from a loan spell at Fiorentina, and former Inter forward Eder as solid options.

Promes to return to Spartak Moscow?

2021-01-24T16:00:58Z

Spartak Moscow are in talks to sign Quincy Promes from Ajax, Sport24 reports.

The Netherlands international spent four years with the Russian side and had been one of their best players before he left for Sevilla in 2018.

His form has dropped this season, though, and it is reported Spartak will sign him back for €12 million.

Niang wanted by Saudi club Al Shabab

2021-01-24T15:30:19Z

M'Baye Niang could be on his way to Saudi Arabia.

The striker has fallen out of favour at Rennes and wants to leave the Ligue 1 side, though his contract runs to 2023.

Foot Mercato claims Al Shabab want to take him on loan, but there are other teams in Saudi Arabia showing interest.

Odegaard to Arsenal imminent

2021-01-24T14:59:54Z

Ozil completes Fenerbahce move

2021-01-24T14:27:07Z

Mesut Ozil has signed for Fenerbahce on a free transfer.

The Gunners agreed to terminate the midfielder's £350,000-a-week contract at Emirates Stadium six months early, and he has now completed a move to the club he supported as a boy.

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Tomori: I couldn't say no when the GOAT Maldini called!

2021-01-24T14:00:47Z

Fikayo Tomori says a call from "the best defender that ever played", Paolo Maldini, convinced him to leave Chelsea for AC Milan.

Read what he had to say here on Goal!

No Celtic move or Newcastle return for Benitez

2021-01-24T13:00:03Z

Rafa Benitez won't be returning to Newcastle or taking over at Celtic, Guillem Balague has told BBC Sport.

"Newcastle is not an option for Rafa Benitez under this owner," said Balague. "Change the owner and then maybe.

"Rafa has a huge respect for the fans, the club, the town. And I feel there is a bit of an unfinished business there."

Benitez reportedly has offers on the table from clubs in Germany and a national side.

Why Chelsea outcast Tomori is an ideal fit for AC Milan

2021-01-24T12:30:00Z

Fikayo Tomori's loan move from Chelsea to AC Milan has raised a few eyebrows, especially with a £26 million ($36.5m) option to buy included in the deal.

Read why the England international is perfect for his new club!

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Newcastle want Billing-Ritchie swap

2021-01-24T12:00:53Z

Newcastle could offer Matt Ritchie back to Bournemouth in a swap deal for Phillip Billing, according to the Sun.

Ritchie left Bournemouth for Newcastle in 2016 and the Cherries have long been linked with a move to take him back.

Torino want Genoa's Lerager

2021-01-24T11:30:57Z

Torino are accelerating a move for Genoa's Danish international midfielder Lukas Lerager, claims the Corriere Granata.

The 27-year-old, who has 10 caps for Denmark at senior level, has made sixteen appearances in Serie A so far this season.

Man Utd to let Lingard leave on loan

2021-01-24T11:00:50Z

Manchester United will let Jesse Lingard leave on loan this month, according to ESPN.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had reportedly been keen to keep him at the club as backup but, with interest in the Premier League and abroad, he will be allowed to leave in search of first-team football.

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Hertha Berlin sack Labbadia

2021-01-24T10:30:09Z

Hertha Berlin have sacked manager Bruno Labbadia after their 4-1 defeat to Werder Bremen on Saturday, reports T-Online.

Former coach Pal Dardai is rumoured to have been lined up to take over on an interim basis.

Palace rival Leverkusen for Gray

2021-01-24T10:00:01Z

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Demarai Gray from Leicester, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with Bayer Leverkusen, but Leicester may accept a small bid in the January window.

Villas-Boas confirms Sanson's Villa move

2021-01-24T09:30:12Z

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed Morgan Sanson didn't play in Saturday's defeat to Monaco because he is joining Aston Villa.

"Sanson didn't have the mind to play, as the club decided to let him go," Villas-Boas told a press conference. 

"I asked Morgan if he had the mind to play. He said, 'Boss, this is hard for me'. So I told him I was taking him out of the match. And then he left the group and the club allowed him to leave for Villa."

Celtic to appoint Benitez

2021-01-24T09:00:06Z

Celtic are set to appoint Rafa Benitez as manager, claims the Mirror.

The Spaniard is free to take a new job after leaving Dalian Professional, while Celtic have had a disastrous season under Neil Lennon.

Benitez could go head to head with his former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who is currently manager of Rangers.

Vazquez rejects Real Madrid contract offer

2021-01-24T08:30:43Z

Lucas Vazquez has rejected a contract offer from Real Madrid, reports Cadena SER.

It is claimed he was offered a three-year deal on the same wages as his current deal, but he wants a pay rise.

The winger was reportedly annoyed to have been offered for sale over the summer.

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Ajax wanted Jovic

2021-01-24T08:00:25Z

Luka Jovic was a target for Ajax during this transfer window, according to AD.

The Real Madrid forward instead returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan, while Ajax signed his former striker partner Sebastien Haller.

Setien wanted as Benitez replacement

2021-01-24T07:30:00Z

Dalian Professional want to appoint former Barcelona manager Quique Setien as their replacement for Rafa Benitez, reports Marca.

Benitez has left his post in China but is expected to return to management soon.

Gasperini addresses Papu Gomez exit talk

2021-01-24T07:00:15Z

West Ham & Southampton interested in Man Utd's Williams

2021-01-24T06:00:26Z

Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams is close to a loan move out of Old Trafford, reports the Sun

West Ham and Southampton are the prime candidates to land Williams, who has found himself behind Luke Shaw and Alex Telles at left-back.

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Smith promises new Villa signing amid Sanson talk

2021-01-24T05:00:36Z

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has promised to enter the transfer market this month to strengthen his squad, as speculation grows that Marseille's Morgan Sanson is close to arriving.

“I have not spoken to our sporting director and there is obviously an inbound player and hopefully that is done soon," the manager explained to Sky Sports following Saturday's Premier League victory over Newcastle United. 

 

Man Utd postpone decision on Lingard future

2021-01-24T04:00:17Z

Manchester United are holding off on making a final decision on the future of Jesse Lingard, reports the Daily Mail

The club will wait until their FA Cup clash with Liverpool, as the winger's services may be needed if they continue in the competition and add further fixtures to their congested schedule.

Olaza set for early Boca return

2021-01-24T03:00:49Z

Uruguayan full-back Lucas Olaza is set to return to Boca Juniors this month, reports Ole

Olaza, 26, is on loan at Celta until the end of the season, but the Liga side will release him early to avoid meeting a clause that would force them to exercise the defender's purchase option.

Howe lined up by Newcastle to replace Bruce

2021-01-24T02:00:06Z

Eddie Howe is the front-runner to take over Newcastle United should Steve Bruce lose his job as manager, reports the Sun

Bruce is under considerable pressure with the Magpies, who are battling relegation from the Premier League.

Koeman: Barca need to make signings or face decline

2021-01-24T01:00:28Z

Ronald Koeman has said Barcelona need to dip into the transfer market if they are to improve, but is not confident of being given the funds to strengthen his squad.

Barcelona are lagging behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga following a slow start to the campaign. They have improved in recent weeks and are on a run of three wins on the spin in the league.

Those victories over Huesca, Athletic Club and Granada cannot gloss over the fact that Koeman’s squad are lacking strength in depth, which is likely to hit them hard in the race for La Liga and the Champions League.

Read more here!

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West Ham turn to Ahmed Musa

2021-01-23T23:55:37Z

West Ham are pondering a short-term move for ex-Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa, reports the Daily Mail

Musa is currently a free agent after leaving Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr.

Man Utd & Liverpool battle for Upamecano

2021-01-23T23:45:57Z

Merseysiders struggling to meet release clause

Manchester United and Liverpool are both keen to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, reports the Mirror

Liverpool's chances of landing the star suffered a setback when the club's owners insisted that they could not meet his £38 million ($52m) release clause.

Solskjaer admits Van de Beek isn't happy

2021-01-23T23:35:01Z

Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that summer signing Donny van de Beek is unhappy at Old Trafford due to his lack of playing time. 

The 23-year-old came over from Ajax in the summer and was tipped to play a major role at Old Trafford, but has found regular minutes hard to come by in his first season in England.

Van de Beek has made 21 total appearances this season but has played just 10 times in the Premier League – only two of which have been starts.

Read more here!

Arsenal to miss out on Collins

2021-01-23T23:25:56Z

Arsenal's efforts to sign Stoke City wonderkid Nathan Collins may be thwarted, claims the Sun

Collins, 19, is now more likely to move to Burnley, who have the funds available for an immediate transfer.

Rodgers considered as Lampard's Chelsea replacement

2021-01-23T23:15:10Z

Ex-Liverpool boss is doing impressive work at Leicester

Chelsea are considering Brendan Rodgers as a potential replacement on the bench for Frank Lampard, reports the Mirror

Rodgers has steered Leicester City to third place in the Premier League, while the Blues languish down in ninth under their former midfielder.