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Caicedo signs Brighton deal

2021-01-31T21:30:14Z

Brighton have signed Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle, Studio Futbol reports.

Manchester United were interested in the teenager.

Celtic to sign Kenny from Everton

2021-01-31T21:00:20Z

Celtic have moved to sign Everton full-back Jonjoe Kenny, the Daily Mail reports.

Although there was Premier League interest in Kenny, it is the side second in Scotland who have won the ract to his signature.

Galatasaray confirm talks to sign Gedson Fernandes

2021-01-31T20:30:04Z

Gedson Fernandes is likely to leave Tottenham to join Galatasaray.

The Turkish giants confirmed they are in "official negotiations" with the 22-year-old and Benfica, who loaned him to Spurs in January last year.

Galatasaray hope to land him on loan for the rest of the season.

Niang to choose between Genoa and Saint-Etienne

2021-01-31T20:00:49Z

M'Baye Niang is free to choose his next move as he nears the exit door at Rennes, Le 10 Sport says.

The Ligue 1 side have reached an agreement with Genoa, leaving him free to leave, but Saint-Etienne are also trying to land the attacker before the January transfer window closes.

Cosgrove leaves Aberdeen for Birmingham

2021-01-31T19:37:07Z

Leicester eye Watford's Chalobah

2021-01-31T19:15:08Z

Leicester are considering a move for Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah.

Sky Sports reports the 26-year-old, who worked with Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea, is one of a few midfield targets they are looking at before the transfer window closes on Monday.

Rashica to leave Werder Bremen for Hertha Berlin?

2021-01-31T18:52:33Z

Hertha Berlin are trying to sign Milot Rashica from Werder Breme, according to Sky in Germany.

Hertha hope to land the Werder star on loan with an obligation to buy him in a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Barcelona's Todibo heading for Nice loan

2021-01-31T18:27:02Z

Jean-Clair Todibo is set to join Nice on loan from Barcelona, according to RMC.

The centre-back has struggled to find game time at Benfica, where he is presently on a temporary move, and will switch back to Ligue 1 imminently.

He still has a medical to pass.

Galarasaray announce Yedlin negotiations

2021-01-31T18:02:03Z

Galatasaray have confirmed they are in negotiations to side DeAndre Yedlin from Newcastle. 

Sell before you buy, Solskjaer told

2021-01-31T17:30:04Z

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told that if he wants to sign any players in January, he will have to sell first.

According to The Mirror, the Man Utd boss would like to add a centre-back to his ranks.

Spurs confirm Pochettino agreement

2021-01-31T16:59:29Z

Hibs mull over £3m Nisbet bid

2021-01-31T16:00:52Z

Birmingham have made a £3 million offer for Hibs star Kevin Nisbet.

The Scottish Sun reports the Championship side are determined to land the striker this month and hope their increased offer is enough to convince the Premiership team to sell.

Villarreal target Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo

2021-01-31T15:38:23Z

Villarreal hope to wrap up a late move for Vitolo, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Unai Emery hopes to strengthen the right side of his attack and sees the 31-year-old as a solid option.

Vitolo has hardly played for Atletico this season and could be allowed to leave.

Benfica blocking Barcelona's Todibo from joining Nice

2021-01-31T15:16:46Z

Benfica could stop Jean-Clair Todibo from joining Nice on loan, Sport reports.

The defender is on loan at the Portuguese giants for the season, but has been looking to leave this month due to the limited role he has played.

Barca are willing to let him join Nice, but Benfica will only give permission if they can sign Lucas Verissimo as his replacement before the deadline.

Bayern loan Richards to Hoffenheim

2021-01-31T14:50:08Z

Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards will join Hoffenheim on loan for the rest of the season, ESPN reports.

The 20-year-old has featured seven times for the Bavarian side this season but will get a chance for more regular playing time elsewhere in the Bundesliga.

Ndombele: Mbappe wants me at PSG

2021-01-31T14:24:43Z

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has revealed Kylian Mbappe has tried to convince him to join Paris Saint-Germain.

The France international left his homeland in 2019 when he joined Spurs from Lyon. The 24-year-old's contract with the Premier League side runs until 2025 and although he says he is happy in north London, he has not ruled out returning to the French capital. 

Read the full story on Goal

Man City winger Braaf to join Udinese on loan

2021-01-31T13:30:00Z

Manchester City academy star Jayden Braaf is set to join Udinese on loan for the rest of the season, Goal can confirm.

The club were open to a loan switch for the highly-rated winger, who has also been watched by a number of German clubs including RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.

Braaf joined City from PSV Eindhoven in 2018 and quickly established himself as one of the top prospects in the club's academy.  He has drawn comparisons with England international Jadon Sancho, who also came through City's system as a youngster before establishing himself in the Bundesliga with Dortmund.

Read the full story here.

Watford in talks to sign Newcastle midfielder Longstaff

2021-01-31T13:00:00Z

Watford are in talks to sign Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff - according to Football Insider.

The 20-year-old is poised to make his way to Vicarage Road on a loan deal set to run until the end of the season.

Longstaff, who was strongly linked with a move to Udinese last summer, has only featured in five Premier League games for Newcastle this term.

Leicester plotting swoop for Maitland-Niles

2021-01-31T12:30:00Z

Leicester City are plotting a late swoop for Arsenal full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles - according to The Mirror.

The Foxes are eager to bring the 23-year-old in on loan with the option to buy before the January market closes on Monday.

Maitland-Niles wants to leave Arsenal to secure regular minutes, having only featured in 11 Premier League games for the club so far in 2020-21.

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Arminia sign Okugawa on loan from RB Salzburg

2021-01-31T12:00:00Z

Al-Shabab target Ighalo

2021-01-31T11:30:00Z

Al-Shabab have identified ex-Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo as a transfer target - according to Sky Sports.

Saudi Arabian club are eager to lure the Nigerian striker away from Shanghai Shenhua before their transfer window closes on February 7.

Ighalo spent the majority of 2020 on loan at United, where he scored five goals in 23 appearances across all competitions.

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Khedira closing in on Hertha switch

2021-01-31T11:00:00Z

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is closing in on a switch to Hertha BSC - according to Kicker.

The 33-year-old has already arrived in Berlin ahead of a medical at The Olympiastadion, with his departure from Turin set to be finalised in the coming days.

Khedira has yet to feature for Juve under Andrea Pirlo, and his current contract with Juve is due to expire in the summer.

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Newcastle defender Yedlin set to join Galatasaray

2021-01-31T10:30:00Z

Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin set to join Galatasaray - according to ESPN.

The Magpies have accepted the Turkish club's latest offer for the United States international, who will sign a three-and-a-half-year deal at Türk Telekom Stadium.

Yedlin has been restricted to just six Premier League appearances for Newcastle in 2020-21, but will likely feature far more frequently for Galatasaray.

Trabzonspor abandon Rose pursuit

2021-01-31T10:00:00Z

Trabzonspor have abandoned their pursuit of Tottenham full-back Danny Rose - according to talkSPORT.

The Turkish club had been mooted as the most likely next destination for the 30-year-old, but they have pulled out of negotiations at the eleventh hour.

Trabzonspor did not feel they had enough time remaining to conclude a deal for Rose this month, and he now looks set to remain at Tottenham until the end of the season.

Torino interested in Juve's Rugani

2021-01-31T09:30:00Z

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is the subject of interest from Torino - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Rennes, but still harbours hopes of getting back into the Bianconeri first team.

Torino are hoping to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding Rugani's future by signing him before the January transfer window closes.

Liverpool contact West Ham over Diop

2021-01-31T09:00:00Z

Reds eyeing French defender

Liverpool have contacted West Ham over Issa Diop's availability - according to The Athletic.

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to sign extra defensive cover this month, with the 24-year-old near the top of his list of potential targets.

Diop is hoping to secure a move to Liverpool to reignite his career, having fallen out of favour at West Ham in recent months.

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Bayern confirm 'good meeting' with Upamecano's agents

2021-01-31T08:30:00Z

Bayern Munich have confirmed they held positive talks with RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano’s representatives.

Bild ran a splash on Saturday, saying the player's agents Sascha Breese and Volker Struth were spotted entering the underground car park of Bayern Munich's offices.

Bayern have made no secret of their desire to get their hands on the highly-rated defender, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying: "Of course we will take it up, not only with respect to this personnel matter, but also essentially at any positions we want and have to do something."

Read the full story on Goal.

Veron urged to pick Man City over Utd in transfer tussle

2021-01-31T07:30:00Z

Brazil legend Rivaldo has been handing out transfer advice to highly-rated 18-year-old Gabriel Veron, with the Palmeiras youngster urged to favour Manchester City over Manchester United if a move to the North West is to be made.

Two fierce Premier League rivals are said to be readying themselves for another recruitment battle.

Blue versus red has been a common theme in recent windows, with the likes of Fred and Alexis Sanchez favouring Old Trafford over the Etihad Stadium, while various other targets are said to have been lined up on opposing sides of a North West divide.

Read the full story on Goal.

New York Red Bulls to sign Coronel on loan

2021-01-31T06:00:57Z

New York Red Bulls are in talks to sign goalkeeper Carlos Coronel on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.

Krone reports that a deal is expected to be wrapped up in the coming days.

Altidore in talks to leave Toronto

2021-01-31T05:00:58Z

Jozy Altidore could be on his way out of Toronto FC.

United States coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed the striker will not feature in the friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.

That is partly because of injury, but there are "a number of teams" showing an interest in the former Sunderland forward, the coach said.

Lautaro eager to sign new Inter deal

2021-01-31T04:00:24Z

Lautaro Martinez has reiterated his desire to sign a contract extension with Inter.

The Argentine has been in talks with the San Siro outfit over a new deal that will last until 2024.

“We are trying to get there,” he said. “I'm happy here and the people have always treated me well. The club and the coach have faith in me and I'm happy.”

Tosun to complete Besiktas move

2021-01-31T03:00:51Z

Cenk Tosun is on the verge of joining Besiktas on loan.

The striker will travel to Istanbul on Sunday before completing his return to Turkey, Sky Sports reports.

Messi's Barcelona contract worth €555 million

2021-01-31T02:59:04Z

Lionel Messi's current contract with Barcelona has a total value of €555 million (£491.5m/$674m), according to El Mundo.

Messi signed the deal in 2017, and it included a bonus of €15.2m (£14m/$18.5m) just for accepting the contract and another €78m (£69m/$95m) payment for "loyalty".

In additon, Messi has made €138 million (£122m/$168m) per season, which has included bonuses despite Barca's Champions League failures.

Williams not leaving Man Utd - Solskjaer

2021-01-31T02:00:18Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed suggestions Brandon Williams could leave Manchester United.

Newcastle and Southampton are reportedly eager to take Williams on loan for the rest of the season, but Solskjaer confirmed: "Brandon will stay. He played for the Under 23's against Liverpool [on Saturday], he needed the match fitness.

“He has been working really hard. We don't have any more players that we feel should be going. We need a strong squad.”

Dembele wants Barcelona renewal

2021-01-31T01:00:39Z

Ousmane Dembele wants to commit to a new contract at Barcelona, Sport reports.

The winger has 18 months left on his current deal and has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus, but he would rather extend his stay at Camp Nou.

Ramos to leave Real Madrid for Man Utd

2021-01-30T23:39:19Z

Spain legend will make free transfer in summer

Sergio Ramos has hit sights set on a move to Manchester United, says The Mirror.

The centre-back will leave Real Madrid in the summer when his contract expires and a move to the Premier League beckons.

Though the Red Devils are his favourite option, he will not rule out the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

Man Utd to move for £60m Kounde

2021-01-30T23:30:41Z

Solskjaer sees centre-back as ideal partner for Maguire

Manchester United are lining up a bid for Sevilla star Jules Kounde, The Mirror claims.

The 22-year-old defender is being monitored by Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid but the Red Devils hope to swoop in ahead of the European giants.

Sevilla are reportedly demanding around £60 million ($82m) for him.

Fulham loan Seri to Bordeaux

2021-01-30T23:28:11Z

Perisic snubs Dortmund return and Hertha Berlin offer

2021-01-30T23:20:55Z

Ivan Perisic has turned down a chance to return to Borussia Dortmund, Sport 1 says.

The German side hoped to lure the winger back to the Bundesliga while Hertha Berlin also swooped in with an offer, but he would only consider leaving Inter for a club in England or Spain.

Arsenal ready Van Aanholt bid

2021-01-30T23:18:55Z

Gunners want full-back as back up for Kieran Tierney

Arsenal are readying a bid for Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt.

The Mirror reports the Gunners want to bring in the Netherlands international to provide cover for left-back Kieran Tierney.

Van Aanholt's contract expires at the end of the season so Palace could be open to recovering a fee for him by selling before the January transfer window closes.