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Rowett not interested in Sunderland job


Former Stoke, Derby and Birmingham manager Gary Rowett is not interested in the vacant Sunderland job, according to Sky Sports News.

Rowett is understood to not be interested in managing in League One, while Championship side Millwall also hold an interest in the 45-year-old. 

Former Millwall and Everton player Tim Cahill is also under consideration for the vacant Millwall job. 

Canos signs Brentford extension


Brentford winger Sergi Canos has signed a new contract with the Championship club until 2023.

The 22-year-old has scored 23 goals in 149 appearances for the Bees, who rejected a £6.5m offer from Russian side Krasnodar for Canos this summer.

Cresswell signs two-year extension with West Ham


West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell has signed a contract extension through 2023, the club has announced.

The 29-year-old's previous deal was set to expire in 2021 and he has now tacked on an additional two seasons. 

“I’ve been here for six years and I’ve loved every minute of it,” Cresswell told West Ham's official website. “I want to continue that and, thankfully, to extend the stay is fantastic news for me and my family. I’m looking forward to the next few years ahead."

Almeyda to stay with San Jose


San Jose Earthquakes manager Matias Almeyda has said he will stay with the club for the 2020 season. 

At a press conference on Wednesday, Almeyda said he turned down multiple offers from Liga MX clubs as well as one national team in South America. 

"Changing clubs does not even cross my mind," Almeyda said following the end of his first season in charge of the Quakes. 

Fenerbahce make contact with Arsenal over Ozil move


Fenerbahce have contacted Arsenal over a transfer for Mesut Ozil, according to Takvim

The Turkish side are interested in a January move for Ozil, who has seen his playing time in north London greatly diminish this season.

Arsenal may be willing to pay a portion of Ozil's salary in a loan move, with the Gunners hoping to bring in reinforcements in January. 

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Rodriguez could leave AC MIlan in January


AC MIlan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez could leave the club in January, according to Blick

The Swiss international has fallen behind Theo Hernandez on the depth chart and does not want to spend the entire season as second choice ahead of Euro 2020.

Atletico Madrid, Schalke, Dortmund, Roma and Everton are all expected to show interest in the 27-year-old. 

Genk confirm Napoli's interest in Berge


Genk president Peter Croonen has confirmed Napoli asked for information on Sander Berge.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, Croonen said that the 21-year-old, who played in the 0-0 Champions League draw with Napoli on October 2, has drawn interest from the Italian side.

“Napoli have very good directors who really appreciate our players and asked for information on our Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge,” Croonen told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“I think the figures that have been mentioned in the media, around €20-25m, represents a fair valuation.”

FC Cincy announce roster moves


FC Cincinnati have confirmed their roster moves following the conclusion of the club's first MLS season.

A total of 16 players have guaranteed contracts for the 2020 season while two, Nazmi Albadawi and Victor Ulloa, are out of contract.

The club has also declined options on Corben Bone, Justin Hoyte, Roland Lamah,  Emmanuel Ledesma and Jimmy McLaughlin, although the latter two are still in negotiations.

Mourinho turns down Lyon


The manager prefers a job in England where his family lives

Jose Mourinho has turned down an offer from Lyon, according to RMC Sport.

Jean-Michel Aulas contacted the Portuguese boss after dismissing Sylvinho last weekend, but Mourinho politely declined as he wishes to remain in England.

Now, Lyon will look towards Laurent Blanc, who is the new favourite for the job.

'I always want Mbappe in my team'


Raphael Varane says that he always wants to count on Kylian Mbappe as a team-mate, furthering speculation that the forward could head to Real Madrid.

Varane says he hasn't been asked about a move by the young French star, but that he would steer him towards Madrid if he were to ask.

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West Ham to offer Cresswell new contract


West Ham are set to offer left-back Aaron Cresswell a new contract after his strong start to the season, reports The Sun. 

The 29-year-old's current deal with the club runs through 2021, but the Hammers want to extend that contract through 2023.

The club will also consider new deals for Mark Noble, Lukasz Fabianski and Michail Antonio, who are all contracted through 2021.

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Man City watching Dinamo Zagreb teenager


Manchester City are keeping an eye on Dinamo Zagreb winger Antonio Marin, according to Sky Sports.

The 18-year-old broke into Dinamo's first team last season and is considered one of Croatia's top prospects. 

Chelsea and Villarreal are also watching Marin, who has a contract at Dinamo through 2024.

No room for Sancho at Bayern Munich - Ribery


Franck Ribery has said that Bayern Munich do not need to launch a bid for ​Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Bayern have poached some of Dortmund's best players over the years, including Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels. 

But Ribery, now at Fiorentina, believes that his former side already have enough talent in Sancho's wide position.

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Bayern manipulated Gnabry to leave Arsenal, claims Wenger


Arsene Wenger has said that Bayern Munich "manipulated" Serge Gnabry into leaving Arsenal in 2016.

Gnabry moved to Werder Bremen before signing with Bayern a year later, and Wenger believes that Bayern orchestrated the entire series of events. 

The 24-year-old has scored 18 times in 51 outings in all competitions for the Bavarians.

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Rakitic fires Barcelona warning


Ivan Rakitic says he could leave Barcelona if his playing time doesn't increase, adding that he is not with the club to enjoy the beach.

Rakitic had been linked with a summer exit, and now he's acknowledged that he could leave the club soon.

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Pomykal signs new deal with FC Dallas


Paxton Pomykal has signed a new deal with FC Dallas, reports the Athletic.

The U.S. national team midfielder, who was in the last year of his current deal, has signed a new contract runs through 2024.

Pomykal received his first USMNT call-up in September, having previously starred for the U-20 team.

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Reading part ways with manager Gomes


Reading have announced that the club has parted ways with manager Jose Gomes.

Gomes had been with the club since December, helping Reading avoid relegation last campaign.

However, after winning just two of 11 games to start this season, the club has made a change.

Muller admits he could leave Bayern


Thomas Muller admitted that he could leave Bayern Munich if he does not earn more playing time in the near future.

The forward is struggling to earn time under Niko Kovac, and he says he'll have to consider his future if he continues on in a substitute role.

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Cavani and Silva could leave PSG


Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva could leave PSG for free this summer, according to ESPN

The two are in the final years of their contracts, with Silva being left in the dark over his future.

Cavani, meanwhile, has hopes he can convince the club on a new deal, although he would prefer to stay in Europe should that deal fall through.

Bayern back in for Man City star Sane


Bundesliga side hold talks on Germany ace

Bayern Munich still hold an interest in Manchester City star Leroy Sane, Sport Bild reports.

FCB held talks with Sane's agent following their 7-2 win over Tottenham in the Champions League last week, and are ready to press ahead with another bid for the attacker.

Sane is currently building his fitness after a knee operation and is said to bee interested in a move to Germany, with Bayern ready to pay a higher salary than City.

Muller wants Bayern exit


Thomas Muller wants to leave Bayern Munich, Sport Bild reports.

There had been interest from Inter but the Germany international attacker turned down the Serie A side, but with game time limited so far this season, he could potentially re-assess his options in the weeks ahead.

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PSG continue to follow Esposito


PSG are still following AC Milan youngster Sebastiano Esposito, L'Equipe reports.

The youngster is under contract until 2022 but has caught the eye of PSG sporting director Leonardo, who sees him as a valuable addition for the future.

Messi: It is an obvious lie I did not want Griezmann at Barca


Lionel Messi has dismissed suggestions he did not want Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann as a "lie".

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Barcelona and Real Madrid to war over Fabian Ruiz


Barcelona and Real Madrid are ready to fight over Napoli's Fabian Ruiz, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The midfielder has been watched by both clubs, though the Serie A side wish to extend his contract beyond 2023 in order to shut down the prospect of him leaving.

AC Milan appoint Pioli as new coach


AC Milan have confirmed the appointment of Stefan Pioli as the club's new manager on a two-year deal.

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Messi: I almost left Barca five years ago


Lionel Messi has revealed that he considered leaving Barcelona in 2014 as he was investigated for tax fraud.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was eventually found guilty but has admitted the coverage when he was initially charged made him question his future in Spain.

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Juventus keen to tie down Cuadrado


Juventus want to renew Juan Cuadrado's contract following the Colombia international's strong start to the season, according to Tuttosport.

The former Chelsea man has been in fine form playing at right-back for Maurizio Sarri's side in the early weeks of the season.

And with his current deal set to expire in June, the Serie A champions are keen to tie him down until the summer of 2021.

Napoli eyeing move for Haaland


Napoli are the latest club to join the race to sign Salzburg's teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Norway international has scored 18 goals in 11 club appearances this season, with Manchester United and Barcelona both reportedly showing an interest in the 19-year-old.

But Carlo Ancelotti's side are also keen on both Haaland and his team-mate Dominik Szoboszlai.

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Muller wants Bayern exit in January


Thomas Muller has made it clear to Bayern Munich that he wants to leave the club in the January transfer window, according to SportBild.

The former Germany international has started just three Bundesliga matches this season and is unhappy with his role within Niko Kovac's squad.

Inter, Liverpool and Arsenal have all previously shown an interest in the 2010 World Cup winner.

Allegri gives Man Utd deadline


Massimiliano Allegri has been touted as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport will only take the job is he is given it in the near future.

Allegri is out of work after parting company with Juventus in the summer, having presided over a long glory period in Turin.

United, meanwhile, are said to be on the verge of sacking Solskjaer after a dire start to the season has left them 10th in the Premier League. 

Brahim rejected Madrid's instructions to accept a loan deal


Brahim Diaz rejected Real Madrid's instructions to accept a loan deal in the summer, AS reports.

The former Manchester City man is liked by Zinedine Zidane but has failed to earn much game time, though after turning down temporary moves in the summer, this should not come as a surprise to him.

His father Sufiel reportedly advised the youngster to be patient.

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Arsenal target Zaha admits his head was 'a bit all over the place'


Wilfried Zaha admitted that his head was "a bit all over the place" at the beginning of the season following a summer full of transfer speculation.

The forward was heavily linked to Arsenal all summer, only for Crystal Palace to reject all bids for the Ivorian star.

Everton were also said to be interested in Zaha, who has featured in all six of his side's Premier League matches this season.

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Villa looking at Romanian winger


Aston Villa are keeping an eye on Bolton Wanderers talent Dennis Politic with a view to making a move in January.

Football Insider report the 19-year-old is being watched by the top-flight Midlands club after impressing following his elevattion into Bolton's first team.

Romanian winger Politic showed signs of his talents while on loan at Salford City last season.

Tomori: Derby loan helped with Chelsea breakthrough


Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori believes spending last season out on loan with Derby set him up for a big season at Stamford Bridge. 

The 21-year-old has made five Premier League appearances this season for the Blues, scoring one goal, and feels his time away from the club enabled him to come back more prepared to have a positive impact. 

"I think that every single player that goes on loan from Chelsea, the end goal is to make it into the team and I've been fortunate enough to get a taste of that this season," Tomori said. 

"Most importantly when I was on loan at Derby was to try and develop myself as much as possible, try and learn the game a bit more and if the time did come to come back to Chelsea, that I'd be fully prepared and more prepared than if I went somewhere else for example."

Palace eyeing January swoop for £22m Batshuayi


Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in January, according to The Express.

The Belgian attacker won't come cheaply however, with the Blues placing a £22 million pricetag on the 26-year-old. 

Batshuayi spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park, scoring six times across 11 starts. 

Roar snare star Matildas duo


Matildas pair Katrina Gorry and Mackenzie Arnold have returned to Brisbane Roar for the upcoming W-League season.

The duo have both signed one-year deals after their contracts expired at the end of last season, reports My Football.

"I’m really happy to be back in orange for another season," Gorry said.

"This club and this city means a lot me and it’s going to be an exciting season with Jake [Goodship] coming in as head coach, as well as a strong squad that I’m sure will have us fighting for silverware once again."

Man Utd target Nagelsmann as Solskjaer replacement


Manchester United have earmarked RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann as their potential next manager, should they sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

After the Red Devils’ worst start to a season in 30 years, pressure is really mounting on the Norwegian, who it is rumoured could lose his job if he is defeated in his next Premier League outing.

Should that be the case, the MailOnline believe Nagelsmann could be in line to replace Solskjaer, with United impressed with the young German coach’s track record to date in the Bundesliga.

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Five Spurs players available for sale in January


Mauricio Pochettino will allow five first players - Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama and Danny Rose - to leave Tottenham in January.

The Spurs coach wants an overhaul of his current squad and sees the selling of these players - many of whom wish to leave the club - as the first part of his rebuilding job, as reported by the Times.

Dybala to remain at Juve in January


Juventus will not allow Paulo Dybala to leave the club in the next transfer window, following his near moves to Manchester United and Tottenham last summer.

According to Calciomercato, Dybala wishes to remain in Turin and Mario Mandzukic’s desire to leave Juve means the Old Lady cannot afford to sell Dybala.

Head coach Maurizio Sarri has also been impressed by the Argentinian’s recent showings and, despite Spurs’ continued interest, a January transfer now appears unlikely.

Host of clubs interested in Haaland


Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus are all interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg youngster Erling Haaland, as per the Daily Star.

Liverpool were said to be impressed with his performance during their recent Champions League meeting, while Spurs see the striker as cover for Harry Kane.

United believe Haaland could fill the void left by the summer departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, while Juventus see him as an option in the wide areas.

Mourinho interested in Spurs position


Jose Mourinho could be interested in a sensational return to the Premier League with Tottenham, should they decide to sack manager Mauricio Pochettino

The 56-year-old has been out of work for nearly a year since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018, with the former Chelsea and Inter coach repeatedly claiming since that he is waiting for the right move back into management.

The MailOnline clam Tottenham could offer Mourinho that opportunity, while the Portuguese coach is also said to be keen on the Real Madrid job