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Inter target Ginter as free signing


Inter are pursuing some free signings next summer.

Their interest in Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has long been known, while they are said to be eager to get Lorenzo Insigne from Napoli.

But Calciomercato says the Serie A side are also looking to snap up Matthias Ginter from Borussia Monchengladbach, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, but Barcelona are also in the picture.

Chelsea ahead of Juventus in Tchouameni race (Tuttosport)


Blues make €60m offer for Monaco star

Chelsea and Juventus are going head-to-head on the field in the Champions League tonight, but it is not the only battle the two sides are involved in.

Juventus have been pursuing Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni for a long time, but Chelsea have entered the race to land him, too, and Tuttosport says the Premier League side are the favourites to get him.

Thomas Tuchel’s team have been in talks over a €60 million fee for Tchouameni and are willing to match his salary demands.

Icahini appointed Parma boss


Crespo in line for Uruguay job


Hernan Crespo is one of the candidates to take over as Uruguay coach, Fichajes reports.

The South American nation are looking for a new leader since the departure of Oscar Tabarez and could put the former striker in the hot seat.

Pochettino insists he's focused on PSG


Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has underlined his commitment to his current employers despite being linked with the vacancy at Manchester United.

The Argentine has emerged as one of the front-runners to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was removed from his post following Saturday's 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Watford.

But he insists that he will not be drawn on speculation over his future after just over a year in charge at Parc des Princes.

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Ten Hag silent on Man Utd links


Montreal trio set for Bologna trials


Man Utd in talks to make Valverde interim boss (Guardian)


Ex-Barca boss could take over until end of season

Ex-Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has been contacted by Manchester United with an eye to taking over for the rest of the season, reports the Guardian.

The Red Devils are currently weighing up their options after relieving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his duties, with Michael Carrick now in temporary charge on the bench.

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Te Kloese appointed by Feyenoord


Dennis te Kloese has been appointed by Feyenoord as the team's new general manager, according to AD.

Te Kloese thus leaves his post at LA Galaxy, for whom he has worked since 2018.

Inter eager to bring in Napoli star Insigne


Inter are eager to bring in Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne - according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 30-year-old has spent his entire career to date in Naples, but his current contract expires in June 2022.

Napoli have so far failed to tie Insigne down to fresh terms, and Inter will be ready to swoop if he drops into the free agency pool next summer.

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Bayern interested in Pedri


Barcelona midfielder Pedri is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich - according to AS.

The 18-year-old recently signed a new contract at Camp Nou, but the German champions would be willing to quadruple his wages if he moved to Allianz Arena.

Barca's resolve could be tested if Bayern submit a formal offer for Pedri as they continue to try and clear their record-breaking debts.

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Liverpool looking to beat Wolves to Hwang (Football Insider)


Reds monitoring South Korean striker

Liverpool are, according to Football Insider, exploring the possibility of beating Wolves to the signing of Hwang Hee-chan.

The South Korea international is currently on loan at Molineux from RB Leipzig but his current club would need to sell in order to do a permanent deal and that has those at Anfield interested, as they have had the 25-year-old watched over recent weeks.

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Newcastle want Witsel


Axel Witsel is one of those registering on Newcastle’s recruitment radar, claims Sport1.

The Belgium international midfielder is also interesting Juventus as his contract at Borussia Dortmund runs down towards free agency in the summer of 2022.

Thiago responds to Barcelona return rumours


Thiago Alcantara claims to be paying no attention to the speculation suggesting that he could be lined up by Barcelona for a return to Camp Nou, with the Liverpool midfielder fully focused on events at Anfield.

He has told reporters: “I play football. I'm not concerned about rumours.”

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Villa to sanction Traore sale


Aston Villa are, according to Football Insider, ready to part with Bertrand Traore in January.

Steven Gerrard has been casting an eye over his squad and is prepared to listen to offers for the former Chelsea forward.

Phillips ‘perfect’ for Conte at Spurs


The Sun claims that Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips could be identified as the “perfect” addition for Antonio Conte at Tottenham.

The England international would offer graft and guile to the Spurs engine room, but he has remained loyal to his boyhood club at Elland Road and will not come cheap if any approach is made.

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Bayern to offer Sule fresh terms


Bayern Munich are planning to offer Niklas Sule fresh terms at Allianz Arena - according to TZ.

The 26-year-old is fast approaching the final six months of his current deal and has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Bayern are determined to keep hold of Sule and will even raise his annual salary to €10 million if he agrees to a renewal.

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Arsenal interested in Romanian starlet Stoica


Romanian starlet Ianis Stoica is the subject of interest from Arsenal - according to The Sun.

The Gunners have been scouting the 18-year-old since September and have been impressed with his displays for Romanian Liga I outfit FCSB.

FCSB owner Gigi Becali owner recently moved to shut down any rumours of Stoica's potential departure, though, and the striker still has 18 months left on his contract.

Barca could terminate Umtiti's contract


Barcelona could be ready to terminate Samuel Umtiti's contract - according to SPORT.

The 28-year-old has yet to feature for the club this season but still takes home over €200,000 per week in wages.

Umtiti has refused to take a pay cut, and Barca are now set to release him as a free agent 18 months before his current deal is due to expire.

Barca view Ziyech & Werner as Sterling alternatives (ESPN)


La Liga giants have eyes on Chelsea

According to ESPN, Barcelona are lining up Chelsea duo Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner as potential alternatives to Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

The Liga giants are eager to prise an England international away from the Etihad Stadium in January, but two other Premier League performers at Stamford Bridge could fit the bill if Pep Guardiola cannot be talked into doing business with his former club.

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Dalot fighting for Man Utd future


Diogo Dalot is prepared to fight for his future at Manchester United now that the Red Devils are about to appoint a new manager, claims The Sun.

The Portuguese defender saw little game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and had been seeing another move mooted, but he wants to battle it out with Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a right-back berth.

Liverpool closing in on Salah contract (TEAMtalk)


Reds confident on fresh terms

According to TEAMtalk, Liverpool are closing in on an agreement that will see Mohamed Salah sign a new contract that has been in the pipeline for some time.

It is suggested that talk of terms worth £500,000-a-week are wide of the mark, with a compromise being reached at Anfield some way below that figure.

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Man Utd consider De Jong as Pogba replacement


The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United may consider making a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the summer of 2022.

With Paul Pogba edging his way towards free agency at Old Trafford, the Red Devils are set to find themselves in the market for another creative influence.

West Ham closing in on Sparta Prague striker Hlozek


West Ham are closing in on a deal for Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek - according to Football Insider.

The Hammers are well placed to land the 19-year-old's signature in the January window as David Moyes seeks to bolster his options up front.

Liverpool have also been linked with Hlozek, who has hit 32 goals in 106 games for Sparta to date.

Fiorentina plotting Berardi swoop


Fiorentina are plotting a swoop for Fiorentina star Domenico Berardi - according to Calciomercato.

La Viola want the 27-year-old to start on the wing, but may be put off by his €30 million (£25m/$34m) price tag.

If Berardi cannot be brought it, Fiorentina will instead turn their attention to Lille's Jonathan Ikone.

Chelsea confident on Mount extension


Chelsea are confident of tying Mason Mount down to a contract extension - according to Football Insider.

The 22-year-old's current deal doesn't expire until 2024, but he has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea want Mount to commit to fresh terms to ward off potential suitors, and have made a breakthrough in talks with the midfielder.

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Man Utd make Rodgers approach (The Sun)


Old Trafford side willing to pay £8m compensation to Leicester

Manchester United have already made contact with Brendan Rodgers about replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Leicester boss has been seen as one of the top choices to step into the hot seat at Old Trafford and The Sun says the club are willing to pay £8 million in compensation to convince the Foxes to let him go.

LAFC want Mohamed as manager


LAFC have identified Antonio Mohamed as their favoured candidate to take over as manager, AS reports.

The MLS side saw Bob Bradley depart recently and see Mohamed as the ideal man to step into the role, though they are also considering the likes of Kenny Arena, Ante Razov, Steve Cherundolo, Jason Kreis, Par Nonas and Landon Donovan.

Toronto confirm Curtis departure


Ali Curtis has left his position as Toronto General Manager, the club has confirmed.

After three years in the role, Curtis has decided to step down after talks with the Canadian side.

Curtis said: “I began discussing my future with the club in September. During the pandemic, my family moved back to the United States. After three years with Toronto FC, I am looking forward to reuniting with my wife and kids, and I am excited to take on a new professional challenge."

Lacazette wants Atletico Madrid over Barcelona (El Nacional)


Striker convinced by Diego Simeone's presence

Alexandre Lacazette would prefer to join Atletico Madrid instead of Barcelona, El Nacional reports.

Plus, the striker is aware that the Rojiblancos have been trying to land him for a long time and believes the club’s project is better suited to him.

Both Spanish sides are interested in signing the striker from Arsenal next summer, but the positive reports he has heard from France team-mates Thomas Lemar and Antoine Griezmann about Diego Simeone have convinced him Madrid would be the better destination.

Zidane to replace Pochettino at PSG (Le Parisien)


Former Real Madrid boss is excited to take on Ligue 1 giants

Zinedine Zidane is the man Paris Saint-Germain want to replace Mauricio Pochettino, Le Parisien reports.

Pochettino is reportedly interested in taking the vacant manager’s job at Manchester United, which Zidane has already distanced himself from.

Instead, the former Real Madrid boss is up for the challenge at PSG and has close connections to the club’s Qatari owners.

Sanches agent determined to engineer AC Milan move


Jorge Mendes is convinced AC Milan would be the perfect destination for Renato Sanches, reports Calciomercato.

The Lille midfielder has been linked with the likes of the Rossoneri, Arsenal and Barcelona and a move next summer looks likely.

Mendes, his agent, is hopeful of organising a move to the Serie A side, but the club would have to meet Lille’s valuation of €35 million.