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Ajax to extend Dest contract


Ajax are preparing to open talks to extend Sergino Dest's contract, De Telegraaf reports.

The right-back has impressed in the Eredivisie since breaking through this season and made his USA debut this week.

Dest's contract with the Dutch side runs until 2021 but they hope to convince him to commit for a few more years.

Costa: Griezmann dreamed playing with Messi and Suarez


Diego Costa says Antoine Griezmann does not deserve to be criticised for leaving Atletico Madrid to join Barcelona, saying it was the striker's dream to play with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

The France international joined the Catalan side in a €120m (£108m/$135m) summer move after they triggered the release clause in his contract.

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Chelsea ready to make Atal bid


Chelsea could make a bid for Nice defender Youcef Atal if their transfer ban is lifted in January, reports the Daily Mail.

The Blues are currently serving a two-window transfer ban for breaking rules regarding the signing of young players.

However, they remain hopeful that the ban could be overturned, freeing them up to make a £35 million ($43.2m) bid for Atal during the winter window.

Juve could revive Meunier deal


Juventus may rekindle their interest in Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, according to Le Parisien via Calciomercato.

The Italian side were offered Meunier, whose contract expires at the end of the season, this summer in a swap deal involving Mattia De Sciglio but backed out of the deal.

The Belgium international is keen to sign a new contract with PSG but with no offer forthcoming, Juve may return with a cut-price bid in January or look to sign him on a free transfer next year.

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Fulham sign Las from Chicago Fire


Fulham have signed 17-year-old goalkeeper Damian Las from Chicago Fire.

The American shot stopper has signed a three-year deal with the club, joining up with compatriots Tim Ream, Marlon Fossey and Luca de la Torre.

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach's resignation U-turn


Bosnia-Herzegovina coach Robert Prosinecki has turned back on his decision to resign from his post.

The Prosinecki resigned after his side's 4-2 defeat to Armenia which leaves them with seven points from six games.

But the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has confirmed that he will stay in the job until the end of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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Cavani likely to leave PSG next summer


In the final year of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, Edinson Cavani's long spell in France looks set to come to an end.

The Uruguayan has had a prolific six years in Ligue 1 but is now in the final year of his contract.

And Le Parisien reports that the 32-year-old looks closer to a move away than a contract extension as the club have no plans to open negotiations over a new deal any time soon.

It had been claimed that PSG were hoping to start talks with him while Antero Henrique was the sporting director, but it has all gone quiet between Cavani and the hierarchy since Leonardo stepped in to the role.

AC Milan scout Rennes star Camavinga


AC Milan have started scouting Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga.

The 16-year-old has impressed since breaking into the Rennes first team towards the end of last season and his reputation was given a huge boost by his excellent display against Paris Saint-Germain this term.

He has already played every minute of Ligue 1 football for his team in 2019-20 and Europe's top teams are already paying attention to him.

And Calciomercato reports that Milan are the latest to start monitoring the youngster, joining the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Piazon: My time at Chelsea is over


Lucas Piazon is ready to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis because he is fed up of being sent on loan each year.

The 25-year-old joined the Blues in 2011 but has made just three senior appearances for the club, having been loaned out seven times since then.

And he has admitted that he is ready to cut ties with the club and search for a permanent move.

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Quartet tracking Muriqi


Fenerbahce forward Vedat Muriqi is attracting interest from Tottenham, Napoli, Fiorentina and Lazio, reports Sabah.

The four clubs sent scouts to watch Muriqi score in Kosovo's Euro 2020 qualifying win against Czech Republic on Saturday.

The 25-year-old has also scored two goals in three Super Lig appearances for Fenerbahce so far this season.

Mkhitaryan took significant pay cut to seal Arsenal departure


Henrikh Mkhitaryan was so desperate to leave Arsenal he took a 50 per cent pay cut to join Roma, according to The Sun.

Mkhitaryan joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day last month.

The 30-year-old didn't even ask Roma about money before sealing his move to the Italian capital, such was his desire to leave Emirates Stadium.

Valverde blocked Alena move


Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde personally intervened to block Carles Alena's proposed loan to Real Betis, reports Marca.

The 21-year-old was close to moving to Betis in the final days before last month's transfer deadline.

However, Valverde blocked the move as he feels Alena has something to offer the Barca first team this season.

Van Bronckhorst working at Man City


Giovanni van Bronckhorst is spending time at Manchester City but is not being lined up for a job with the Premier League champions, according to ESPN.

Van Bronckhorst has been given permission to observe training sessions at the City academy as well as at other clubs within the City Football Group, including MLS side New York City.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona defender has been out of work since stepping down as Feyenoord boss at the end of last season.

Chandler signs new Frankfurt deal


Eintracht Frankfurt defender Timothy Chandler has signed a new three-year contract through to 2022.

Man City hoping to persuade Sane to sign new deal


Manchester City are trying to persuade Leroy Sane to sign a new deal before Bayern Munich return with a fresh bid for the Germany winger, according to the Standard.

Bayern were heavily linked with a move for Sane, whose current deal expires in 2021, before he suffered a knee injury in last month's Community Shield that has ruled him out until February.

The Premier League champions remain in talks with the 23-year-old and hope to reach an agreement over a new contract before Bayern can rekindle their interest.

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Man Utd to offer duo new deals


Manchester United are to offer Jesse Lingard and Victor Lindelof new contracts, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Both players have two years left on their current deals but are in talks to extend their stay at Old Trafford until 2024.

Lingard has struggled for form in recent months and is without a goal or an assist since the end of January. Lindelof meanwhile has made a solid start to the season in the heart of United's defence alongside summer signing Harry Maguire.

FA have "tough task" to keep Southgate


England are aware that they face a battle to retain the services of Gareth Southgate, with Football Association technical director Les Reed conceding that Premier League vultures will likely circle at some stage.

Southgate’s stock has risen and is expected to attract interest from top-flight sides, with Reed admitting that the lure of the Premier League will be difficult for a highly-regarded tactician to turn down.

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Kilmarnock confirm Koprivec deal


Kilmarnock have signed Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Koprivec on a deal through to the end of the season. The 31-year-old was a free agent after leaving Cypriot side Pafos FC at the end of last season.

Free agent Rossi wants new club


Free agent Giuseppe Rossi is still looking for a new club after recovering from another ACL injury, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 32-year-old striker has been without a club for over a year after his contract expired at Genoa in the summer of 2018.

Rossi played just 252 minutes in Serie A for Genoa across nine appearances, scoring once.

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Jorginho planning to stay at Chelsea for at least four years


Jorginho's agent has told Radio Kiss Kiss that his client wants to stay at Chelsea for at least four more years.

The midfielder, 27, was the subject of a great deal of criticism from Blues fans last season, who saw him as a symbol of Maurizio Sarri's style of play that was not appreciated at Stamford Bridge.

However, he has kept his place at the base of midifled since Frank Lampard took over, with N'Golo Kante remaining in the slightly more advanced role he featured in last term.

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Rangers still keen on Marchisio


Rangers remain keen on Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio and have an offer on the table, claims Calciomercato.

The veteran Italian midfielder is a free agent after leaving Zenit, with Monaco and Flamengo also in the hunt for his signature.

Why Koscielny left Arsenal


Laurent Koscielny’s decision to leave Arsenal over the summer “transcended wage issues”, claims Bordeaux chairman Joe DaGrosa, with the defender also turning down other clubs.

After nine years at Emirates Stadium, the experienced centre-half took the decision to move on in the last transfer window.

Here is what the man in charge of his new club has had to say on that switch.

'Foden needs to leave Man City on loan'


Phil Foden has been urged to push for a loan move away from Manchester City, with Michael Owen telling the teenager that he does not “have to be choosy” in search of more minutes.

The ex-England striker has told talkSPORT: “I don't think you have to be choosy [about a club], just get him out there, get him playing games."

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Chelsea keeping a close eye on Gaya


Valencia defender Jose Gaya is among those Chelsea are monitoring as they endeavour to get a transfer ban lifted, claims Soccer Link.

The 24-year-old is considered to be a potentially long-term replacement for fellow Spaniard Marcos Alonso at left-back.

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Inter want Gotze as free agent


Inter failed to land Mario Gotze over the summer, but Calciomercato claims they are keen on taking him as a free agent in 2020.

The World Cup winner is set to see his contract at Borussia Dortmund expire next summer, meaning that he will be free to speak with interested parties from January.

Matip extension triggered by Liverpool


Joel Matip has seen a 12-month extension option triggered in his Liverpool contract, claims The Athletic.

The Cameroon international centre-half is now tied to the Reds until the summer of 2021.

‘Pogba has spoken with Messi’


Barcelona are among those said to have expressed interest in Paul Pogba and the Manchester United midfielder’s brother, Mathias, claims the World Cup winner has spoken with Lionel Messi.

He has told El Chiringuito TV: "I know he’s spoken with a few players, but not [Sergio] Ramos. Who? Oh, Messi. Sometimes, not always. Zlatan [Ibrahimovic]. Griezmann, because of the national team.”

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Moses unlikely to make permanent move


Fenerbahce are highly unlikely to sign Victor Moses on a permanent deal, despite having the option to buy the winger at the end of their loan agreement.

The 28-year-old is too expensive for the Turkish club due to his £75,000-a-week wages, in addition to the fee required to sign him.

Moses' contract with Chelsea expires in 2021 and it will leave the player available to leave on a cut-price deal next summer.

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Barca to rekindle interest in Ruiz


Barcelona are preparing to step up their interest in Fabian Ruiz, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Spain international has registered on their radar in the past and those at Camp Nou are now ready to make a concerted effort in 2020 to lure the 23-year-old midfielder away from Napoli.

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'Icardi wanted to stay at Inter'


Mauro Icardi did not want to leave Inter for Paris Saint-Germain, says Lautaro Martinez, with the Argentine informing those at San Siro of his desire to stay put.

Martinez told TyC Sports: “He wanted to stay and in the talks with the club he always said he wanted to play but now he is in another team and I wish him the best."

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Bayern planning Neuer talks


Bayern Munich are planning to hold talks with Manuel Neuer regarding a new contract, according to SportBild.

The World Cup winning-goalkeeper will see his current deal expire in 2021 and the Bundesliga champions are eager to get the 33-year-old tied down beyond that point.

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Liverpool hold Milner discussions


Liverpool have held talks with James Milner's representatives regarding a new contract, claims The Athletic.

The 33-year-old is due to become a free agent next summer, but those at Anfield are open to agreeing a short-term extension.

Chelsea open contract talks with Emerson


Chelsea have entered into talks with Emerson regarding a new contract, reports Express Sport.

The Brazil-born Italy international has worked his way into favour under Frank Lampard, edging out Marcos Alonso in a left-back berth, and is set to be offered an extension to terms already due to run until 2022.

Clean slate for Higuain at Juventus


Gonzalo Higuain has been given a clean slate at Juventus, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Argentine striker was heavily linked with a move elsewhere over the summer, but Maurizio Sarri will give a forward he knows well every chance to earn an extended stay in Turin.

Release clause in Phillips' contract


Kalvin Phillip's new contract at Leeds includes a release clause, claims Football Insider.

The 23-year-old has committed to a new five-year deal, but Premier League sides can make a move next summer if the Whites fail to secure promotion.

Sancho to start ahead of Rashford


Jadon Sancho will start in place of Marcus Rashford for England against Kosovo on Tuesday night, reports the Daily Mail. 

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate will opt for the Borussia Dortmund star ahead of Rashford, who did manage to win a penalty in Saturday's win over Bulgaria.

Southgate will name a largely unchanged team, but is considering bringing in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Chilwell in place of Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.

Madrid eye summer move for Eriksen


The Danish star is viewed as an alternative to Paul Pogba

Real Madrid will move for Christian Eriksen next summer if Paul Pogba renews his deal with Manchester United, reports Sky Sports News.

The Blancos have made Pogba their top target but the France star could opt to remain at Old Trafford in the long-term.

Eriksen's deal is set to expire at the end of the current season, and he could be available on a free transfer next summer. 

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Inter won't sell Skriniar in January


Inter won't sell star defender Milan Skriniar in January, according to Tuttosport

Manchester City are reportedly eyeing the 24-year-old as a winter signing after the long-term injury recently suffered by Aymeric Laporte. 

But Inter are adament that Skriniar won't be sold, especially in the middle of a season in which they are hoping to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title. 

Wolves still interested in Kessie


Wolves are still interested in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, Sky Sports News reports. 

Milan knocked back a last-minute bid from Wolves in the summer window, but the Premier League side are set to return with another offer in January.

The 22-year-old is also attracting interest from Monaco.  

Fekir: No truth in rumours behind failed Liverpool move


Nabil Fekir says speculation about his failed move to Liverpool last summer did affect him - but he's in a good place now.

The France international moved from Lyon to Real Betis this summer, a year after the mooted Liverpool move. Fekir said he was disappointed with rumours that the move didn't happen due to an injury problem, with others suggesting his family played a part.

"What was said is not the truth," Fekir told l'Equipe. "My knee is good - I had a quick medical check at Clairefontaine - my knee wasn't even mentioned. 

"But the worst thing is the idea that people could suggest that it's because of my family that the transfer didn't happen. It's a lie. But you have to live with it."

Hazard set to make Madrid bow


Eden Hazard has been in training and is set to play his first minutes for Real Madrid against Levante, report AS.

The Belgium international is yet to make his competitive debut for Madrid since his €100 million (£88m/$112m) move from Chelsea, after being kept out of action with a thigh injury.

Madrid face Levante in La Liga on Saturday, before travelling to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage next week.

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PSG and Spurs still fighting for Dybala


Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham are set to do battle for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in January, according to Tuttosport.

The 25-year-old Argentina international isn't thought to be a key part of Maurizio Sarri's plans, and he could move on if he doesn't get playing time.

Dybala would find an international team-mate at either destination, with Spurs recently signing Giovani Lo Celso and Mauro Icardi joining Angel Di Maria at PSG.

'United could break record for Rice'


Pundit Noel Whelan thinks Declan Rice would be the perfect signing for Manchester United, even if it could take a Premier League record fee to sign him.

United were linked with Rice throughout the summer and, while nothing came of their interest, Whelan thinks they could go back for him in January.

“West Ham have got a really special player on their hands,” Whelan told Football Insider. “I think Declan Rice could be the next player who goes for a Premier League record fee.

"They [United] don’t mind paying over the odds for a player, as we saw in the summer. I could see them looking to get Rice in January.”

Declan Rice West Ham United 2019-20

James ready to contribute for Madrid


James Rodriguez is looking to put a summer of transfer speculation behind him and get back to business at Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old Colombia international spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich and, while he chose not to make the move permanent, he was expected to leave this summer. Napoli and Atletico Madrid were heavily linked with his signature.

"I hope this is my season at Real Madrid," he told El Chiringuito.

Totti backs Mkhitaryan to shine at Roma


Roma legend Francesco Totti has backed Henrikh Mkhitaryan to shine on loan at the Serie A side.

The Arsenal winger has joined on loan from Arsenal for the season, and has suggested he could look to make the move permanent.

"Mkhitaryan can bring quality and quantity, so it’s a good move," Totti told Sky Sports Italia. “The fans will certainly appreciate him here, as he has great technique and is eager to prove himself.”

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Bordeaux chairman: Koscielny move not motivated by money


Bordeaux chairman Joe DaGrosa says Laurent Koscielny's acrimonious Arsenal exit was motivated by a simple desire to return to his home country.

The former Gunners captain angered fans with his public desire to leave the club this summer, but DaGrosa says Bordeaux merely offered him a new place to call home.

"It really starts with Laurent's desire to come back to France," he told GFFN. "We were not the only club in France that he considered but Bordeaux was at the top of his list.

"It transcended wage issues. Where does he want to go with his family at the end of his career? So we convinced him and insisted that he came to a family, that he would feel at home, that he did not just come to a club."

Ramos: Door is open for Pogba at Madrid


Defender says Pogba is 'one of the great players'

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says 'the door is always open' at the club for players of Paul Pogba's calibre.

Zinedine Zidane had reportedly been keen on the Manchester United midfielder throughout the summer window, but he has remained at Old Trafford for the time being.

“I think Real Madrid always has the door open for good players such as him,” Ramos told the Express. "For me, Pogba is one of the great players. I think he brings balance to a team. He has a great offensive influence and he has this amazing physique.”

Villarreal blocked Rossi's Barca move


Guiseppe Rossi has claimed he had the chance to join Barcelona, but the move was blocked by his then-employers Villarreal.

Barca eventually turned their attentions from Rossi to sign Alexis Sanchez from Udinese, a player he described as a 'splendid lad'.

“I reminded him in Manchester that he went to Barcelona thanks to me," Rossi told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "They tried to sign me in 2011, but Villarreal refused their offer and they didn’t want to sell me, so [Barca] went for him instead."

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Eredivisie minnows snap up Sweden international


Eredivisie minnows Fortuna Sittard have signed 22-year-old Sweden midfielder Tesfaldet Tekie from Gent, according to VI.

Tekie, who made his senior international debut in January this year, left the Belgian side after his contract there expired.

He has signed a two-year deal with the side currently 17th in the Dutch top tier, with the option for a third.

Arsenal could return for Carrasco


CSL club's Mertens move could open door

Arsenal could make a renewed attempt to sign long-term target Yannick Carrasco, according to the Sun.

Reports in Italy have linked his club, Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, with a move for Napoli's Dries Mertens - meaning Carrasco could be allowed to leave.

The Gunners were reported to be interested in Belgium international Carrasco when he moved to China from Atletico Madrid last year.