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Nasri's West Ham move in doubt


Samir Nasri's move to West Ham has been thrown into doubt over converns over the midfielder's fitness, reports the Mirror.

Nasri looked set to reunite with his former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini in a heavily incentivized contract once his ban for doping finished at the end of December.

However the Hammers are concerned about being weighed down by another highly paid player who is a fitness question, with Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko already sidelined. 

De Ligt to Barcelona? Koeman says yes


Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman understands Matthijs de Ligt's frustrations with life in the Eredivisie after the Ajax defender hit out at the league's level of competition.

De Ligt has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and his national boss believes the move would be a good one.

"I think it's clear that a player like Matthijs de Ligt in a certain moment decides to make a step to a bigger league, to another level," Koeman said.

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Martino no lock to be Mexico manager


Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti's time leading the Mexico national team will come to an end this month and fans could be forgiven for thinking his long-term successor is already signed up.

Though reports of Gerardo "Tata" Martino having an deal to lead El Tri, and confirmation he will depart Atlanta United at the end of the year, he has maintained no agreement has been reached.

Reports have now surfaced that Mexico have met former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores and reached out to former Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui as some uncertainty has emerged in the hunt for the next El Tri boss.

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Man Utd in discussions with Young over new contract


Manchester United are in talks with Ashley Young over a new contract, reports the BBC.

The 33-year-old defender is the club's longest serving player, but his current deal expires at the end of the season.

The Red Devils are looking to sign him for another season and though talks are at an early stage, Young would like to remain.

Conte rules out Madrid and talks up June decision


Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed he wants to wait until June before returning to management while dismissing the possibility Real Madrid at the current time.

The ex-Blues boss had been lined up to replace Julen Lopetgeui at Santiago Bernabeu, but for the time being Santiago Solari has been installed as manager on an interim basis.

And Conte has addressed those rumours, confessing that despite interest from top clubs, he intends to wait until the end of the season before signing up for a 'new project'.

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Colback admits to ‘bleak’ Newcastle future


Jack Colback concedes that his future may lie away from Newcastle, with there little to suggest that the Nottingham Forest loanee will be welcomed back into the fold at St James’ Park.

He has said: “My situation at Newcastle looks pretty bleak, with Rafa [Benitez].

“That is one of those things. I am not too fussed about that, but it was disappointing with the way it ended, with Newcastle being my home town club.”

Leipzig want former Man Utd star Powell


RB Leipzig are ready to put pre-contract terms to Wigan forward Nick Powell, according to Teamtalk.

The former Manchester United star has shunned efforts from the Latics to tie him to fresh terms and will drop into the free agent pool next summer.

Solari in permanent charge of Real


Madrid hand contract to coach

Santiago Solari has already seen a caretaker spell as Real Madrid boss turned into a permanent agreement, reports Marca.

It is claimed that a contract was processed following a 4-2 victory over Celta Vigo, with the Argentine only allowed to work on a temporary deal for two weeks.

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Lamela not planning River return


Erik Lamela insists his “love” for River Plate will not lead him to seek an imminent move away from Tottenham.

The Argentine has admitted in the past that he intends to head home at some stage, but that day would appear to be some way off.

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Besiktas hope to sign Karius permanently


Beskitas want to sign Loris Karius from Liverpool on a permanent basis, according to Sky Sports.

The German goalkeeper completed a switch to the Turkish outfit during the summer, signing a two-year loan deal, after falling down the pecking order at Anfield following the arrival of Alisson.

Some recent reports had suggested that Beskitas were looking to send Karius back to England in January, but club president Fikret Orman has expressed his desire to secure his services long-term, as he stated on Monday: "Karius is an excellent keeper, God willing we will sign him on a permanent transfer."

Nasri undergoing West Ham medical


Former Arsenal and Manchester City star Samir Nasri is undergoing a medical at West Ham ahead of a potential return to the Premier League, claims the Evening Standard.

The Frenchman has been without a club since leaving Antalyspor and serving a doping ban, but could link up with the Hammers as a free agent.


Solari green lights Llorente's Madrid departure


Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari is willing to let Marcos Llorente leave the club in January, with the 23-year-old struggling for regular playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

According to Don Balon - Sevilla, Deportivo Alaves and Real Betis are all interested in the Spanish midfielder, but Espanyol are in pole position to secure his signature.

A season-long loan deal looks most likely, but the Periquitos could offer star centre-back Mario Hermoso in exchange for Llorente to make the switch permanent.

Pato squashes AC Milan rumours


Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato has denied reports linking him with a return to AC Milan during the January transfer window.

According to Tuttosport, the 29-year-old has dismissed the possibility of leaving Chinese outfit Tianjin Quanjian, as he stated on social media: "I never said I would be away from Tianjin Quanjan. I did not say I would not go back to San Paolo and I did not say I'm going to Milan."

Pato played for the Rossoneri between 2007 and 2013, scoring 57 goals in 140 appearances.

Milan interested in Diawara to fill in for Biglia


AC Milan are considering a January move for Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara, with Lucas Biglia ruled out of action through injury until next March.

According to Calcio Mercato, the Rossoneri are desperate to bring in reinforcements during the January transfer window and club Sporting Director Leonardo is a keen admirer of the 21-year-old.

The Milan legend is hopeful of arranging a deal with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis in the new year, as the club chases a top-four Serie A finish.

Chelsea and Man United set to battle PSG for Belgian prodigy


Chelsea and Man United will compete with PSG for the signature of highly-rated 16-year-old Heritier Deyonge, according to L'Equipe.

The young left-back has been attracting attention with a series of impressive performances for PSV's under-17 side.

The Belgian prospect is thought to favour a move to France after speaking of his admiration for Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in a recent interview.

Brahimi wanted by Premier League trio


Porto winger Yacine Brahimi is a target for Everton, West Ham, and Newcastle, according to O Jogo.

The Algerian is out of contract with the Portuguese side next summer and is expected to open talks with potential suitors in January over the possibility of a free transfer.

It is thought that Everton could hold the advantage in any battle for Brahimi's signature due to manager Marco Silva's understanding of the player from his time spent coaching in Portugal.

Alves planning Premier League move


Dani Alves has told The Telegraph that it is 'not possible' that he will finish his career without playing in England.

The Brazilian has come close to joining both Jose Mourinho's Chelsea and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the past, only declining the latter for family reasons.

At 35, time is not on Alves' side, but the full-back appears to have his heart set on a move to the Premier League before calling time on his career.

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Hazard happy at Chelsea


Eden Hazard has “always enjoyed” his time at Chelsea and is “happy at to play at the moment” as transfer talk continues to rage around him.

The Belgian forward has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, but he appears to have shelved any exit thoughts for now.

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Napoli table Aspas offer


Napoli have the first formal offer on the table for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, claims Don Balon.

The Spain international has previously been linked with a switch to Real Madrid, but he now has an option to move to Italy to mull over.

Pellegrini sparked Man Utd interest


Manchester United were "very interested" in Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini during the summer transfer window, claims Calciomercato.

The 22-year-old midfielder has also been linked with Arsenal in the past, but no Premier League deal has been struck as yet.

Almiron shines amid interest from European teams


For months, Miguel Almiron has been linked with a European move, and the Atlanta United star showed why on Sunday.

The Paraguayan, who has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, scored a stunning free kick to lead Atlanta United to the conference finals of the MLS playoffs.

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Vidal linked with Juventus return


Arturo Vidal could move back to Juventus as his stay with Barcelona continues to prove frustrating, according to Le10Sport per Calcio Mercato.

The Chilean midfielder has struggled to find consistent time with the Spanish club, who fell to Real Betis on Sunday.

Vidal became one of the world's best during his time with Juventus, and now the club is looking to bring him back to fortify the midfield. 

Sao Paulo parts with manager Aguierre


Sao Paulo and manager Diego Aguierre have parted ways, according to a statement from the club.

The club calls the decision a mutual one after the club told the manager that his contract would not be renewed at the end of the season.

Sao Paulo are currently fifth in the league, nine points behind first-place Palmeiras. 

Earthquakes' Lima set to train with Hertha Berlin


San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Lima is set for a training stint with Hertha Berlin, according to ESPN

Lima, who recently completed his second professional season, is expected to report to the club on Monday and begin training on Tuesday.

The defender has made 60 total appearances for the Quakes in those two season, scoring four goals. 

Man City to beat United to De Jong signing


Club faces investigation over FFP allegations

Manchester City will beat out rivals Manchester United for the signature of Frenkie de Jong, reports the Daily Mail

The Premier League leaders have been rocked by investigations prompted by Football Leaks revelations that the club allegedly skirted Financial Fair Play rules. 

But they will nevertheless push on with a deal for the Ajax star worth an estimated £50 million ($65m) in the summer.

Messi wants Neymar back at Barcelona


Lionel Messi has called for Barcelona to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou, claims Don Balon

Both the Argentine and Luis Suarez are keen to repatriate the Brazilian, who left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 in a world-record transfer deal.

Gabbiadini set for Milan move


Milan are looking to bolster their forward line with the acquisition of Southampton outcast Manolo Gabbiadini, claims CalcioMercato

Gabbiadini, who has played just a handful of minutes this season for the Saints, is also wanted by Fiorentina and Sampdoria in his native Italy.

Premier League trio chase Brahimi


Porto's Yacine Brahimi is being followed by no less than three Premier League clubs interested in his services, according to the Sun

Newcastle, West Ham and Everton are all chasing the forward, who will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Solari yet to clarify his future at Real Madrid


Real Madrid's interim coach Santiago Solari refused to be drawn on questions over his future following yet another win at the Merengue helm. 

"The only thing that matters is doing what it takes for the good of the team, the rest is not important," the Argentine said after seeing his team past Celta in a 4-2 win.

Man United to take up option on Jones


Manchester United are set to exercise a 12-month option and extend the contract of Phil Jones, reports the Sun

The defender is out of contract at the end of the year, but will stay at Old Trafford a further season despite barely featuring in the current campaign.