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Inter & Barca want Wijnaldum


Liverpool contract is up at end of season

Inter have joined Barcelona in expressing an interest in Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, according to CalcioMercato.

The Netherlands international is out of contract at the end of the season and it is reported he could be ready for a new challenge.

Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands vs Bosnia 2020-21
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Gervinho considering Parma future


Former Arsenal forward Gervinho says he is happy at current club Parma but will consider his future at the end of the season.

"As for my future, we will make a decision at the end of the season. For the moment I continue to have fun with Parma," he told a press conference.

Van La Parra finds new club


Former Wolves and Huddersfield winger Rajiv van La Parra has signed for Spanish Segunda Division side Logrones.

Deschamps suggests Giroud should leave Chelsea


France manager Didier Deschamps has suggested Olivier Giroud needs to leave Chelsea if he wants to stay in the national squad.

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Napoli set sights on Chelsea's Palmieri


Napoli have opened dialogue with Chelsea over a move for Emerson Palmieri, according to La Repubblica.

The Serie A club’s manager Gennaro Gattuso has set his sights on a dominant left-back in the January transfer window, and Palmieri fits the bill.

There has been indirect contact, with Chelsea reportedly open to the prospect of a deal.

Coronavirus halted Almiron's exit from Newcastle


Miguel Almiron’s agent has claimed Atletico Madrid are interested in the forward and that his client would have left Newcastle were it not for the coronavirus.

Almiron is a popular figure on Tyneside, with his industry winning him fans, but his agent has told Futgol 970 that ”when everything returns to normal, Miguel will take a leap in quality.”

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Simeone open to Premier League move


Giovanni Simeone, who was linked with a move to Leeds United earlier this year, has said he would like to play in the Premier League.

"I am enjoying Cagliari but I would like to be able to change at some point in my career,” he told Marca.

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Rodriguez catching the eye of Benfica


Benfica are keeping tabs on LAFC forward Brian Rodriguez, according to O Jogo.

The Eagles have not yet made firm contact with the MLS side, but a deal for the Uruguayan could be done in the January transfer window.

Pavon's future undecided as La Galaxy negotiate with Boca


Cristian Pavon's agent says the winger will accept whatever decision is made between Boca Juniors and LA Galaxy as his future remains up in the air.

Pavon starred on loan in LA from Boca, but it is reported the Galaxy are unlikely to pay his full transfer release clause.

“We will not interfere in the conversations,” agent Fernando Hidalgo told ClossAM590. “Both clubs will have to sit down and take a decision. We will follow suit after that decision.”

Reynolds and McElhenney to complete Wrexham takeover


Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have confirmed their impending takeover of Wrexham with a typically unusual video...

PSG focused on Mbappe & Neymar deals


Paris Saint-Germain are prioritising contract extensions for Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Goal understands, amid rumours of a possible transfer swoop for Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.

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Barcelona want to move Umtiti & Braithwaite out


Barcelona's efforts to free up funds for new arrivals will see them put Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite up for sale.

Sport claims that a World Cup-winning defender and Denmark international forward are among those to have been deemed surplus to requirements at Camp Nou.

Martin Braithwaite Barcelona 2019-20
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Juve to compete with Man Utd for Gravenberch


Manchester United face competition from Juventus for Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, reports Tuttosport.

The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the most sought-after youngsters in European football, with leading sides across the continent ready to buy into his obvious potential.

Everton & Spurs to battle it out for Milik


Everton are Tottenham are ready to battle it out for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, reports The Sun.

The Polish frontman may be available for as little as £10 million ($13m) in the January transfer window.

Barca to offer fresh terms to Dembele


Barcelona are to put another contract offer to Ousmane Dembele, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The France international is tied to terms through to the summer of 2022, but he has sparked transfer talk and those at Camp Nou are reluctant to part with a big-money signing they are yet to see the best of.

Inter looking at Belotti as possible Lautaro replacement


Inter are looking at Torino striker Andrea Belotti as a possible replacement for Lautaro Martinez - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Nerazzurri are planning ahead just in case Barcelona revive their interest in Lautaro next year, with Antonio Conte thought to be a keen admirer of Belotti.

The Torino talisman has scored six goals in seven Serie A appearances for the club in 2020-21.

Andrea Belotti, Torino vs Inter

Man Utd's Henderson mulling over Celtic loan


Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is mulling over a potential loan move to Celtic - according to 90min.

The 23-year-old is desperate for another temporary move so he can play regularly again, with the Scottish champions open to signing him on a short-term deal in January.

Henderson has played second fiddle to David de Gea since returning to Old Trafford from a loan spell at Sheffield United over the summer.

Dean Henderson Manchester United 2020-21

Jimenez under consideration at Man City


Manchester City are considering a move for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez - according to Don Balon.

The Blues could launch a bid for the Mexican next summer, with his current market value set at around €50 million (£45m/$59m).

City see Jimenez as a potential replacement for Sergio Aguero, who is now approaching the latter stages of his career at 32 and has been dealing with persistent injury problems.

Napoli will look to sign Bakayoko on permanent deal


Napoli will look to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a permanent deal next summer - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Stadio San Paolo, but the Italian giants want to sign home outright for a fee within the region of €15 million (£13m/$18m).

Bakayoko is eager to extend his stay at Napoli having settled into his new surroundings in the early stages of the new season.

Roma interested in Ajax star Mazraoui


Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui is the subject of interest from Roma - according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Giallorossi are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old with a view to launching a bid for his services next summer.

Mazraoui has featured in ten matches across all competitions for Ajax at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

PSG to swoop for Ramos in January


French champions target Madrid captain

Paris Saint-Germain are planning to swoop for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in January - according to Diario AS.

The Spaniard will be free to negotiate with any potential suitors when the winter market opens, at which time he will have entered the final six months of his contract at Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid are eager to tie Ramos down to an extension, but PSG are ready to offer him a guaranteed three-year deal worth €20 million (£18m/$24m) per-season.

Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid, Champions League 2020-21

'Partey to dictate whether Arsenal move for Ndidi or Aouar'


Thomas Partey will likely shape future transfer business at Arsenal, claims Kevin Campbell, with the Gunners needing to decide whether to move for someone like Wilfred Ndidi or a more creative option such as Houssem Aouar.

Campbell told the Highbury Squad: "It just depends, you can either get an Aouar who gets further forward, or you get an Ndidi type so that Partey can do box to box."

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Wilfred Ndidi Thomas Partey Houssem Aouar

Traore discussions at Wolves reach deadlock


Contract talks between Wolves and Adama Traore have reached deadlock, claims The Athletic.

The jet-heeled winger continues to see a move away from Molineux mooted, with Liverpool and Barcelona said to be among his suitors.

Leicester open contract talks with Evans


Leicester have opened talks regarding a new contract for Jonny Evans, reports The Athletic.

The former Manchester United defender is now 32 years of age, but he continues to impress for the Foxes and will be rewarded with fresh terms.

Barca to part with Puig & Alena


Barcelona are preparing to part with Riqui Puig and Carles Alena, according to Sport.

Two products of the famed La Masia academy system will be allowed to leave Camp Nou in January as the Blaugrana seek to free up funds and space in their squad.

Atletico in pole position to sign Calhanoglu


Atletico Madrid are in pole position to sign Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu - according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Rossoneri have hit a brick wall in their bid to tie the 26-year-old down to a new contract, with his current deal set to expire next summer.

Atletico are now poised to bring in Calhanoglu in January, but Manchester United are also still interested in his services.

Hakan Calhanoglu Milan Bodo/Glimt UEFA Europa League

Everton interested in Fabian Ruiz


Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz is the subject of interest from Everton - according to Todofichajes.

Carlo Ancelotti is eager to reunite with the 24-year-old at Goodison Park, having worked with him during his time in charge at Stadio San Paolo.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also interested in Ruiz, but Napoli are still trying to tie him down to a new contract.

Liverpool not planning to bolster defensive ranks


Liverpool are not planning to bolster their defensive ranks in the January transfer window - according to The Athletic.

The Reds are hoping to solve an injury crisis internally instead of dipping into the market, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez set to miss large portions of the season.

RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly have been linked with moves to Anfield, but Liverpool still have Joel Matip, Nat Phillips and Fabinho to call upon at the back.

Juve in talks to sign Neto from Wolves


Juventus are in talks to sign Wolves winger Pedro Neto - according to Tuttosport.

The 20-year-old moved to Molineux from Lazio over the summer, committing to a five-year deal with the Wanderers.

However, Neto's agent Jorge Mendes is now working on a big-money move to Juve, who are eager to increase their options in the final third.

Barca target Rudiger


Barcelona have identified Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger as a transfer target - according to Diario Sport.

The Spanish giants are looking at the Germany international as a low-cost alternative to Manchester City's Eric Garcia ahead of the January transfer window.

 Liverpool star Joel Matip and Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi are also under consideration as Barca seek to strengthen their backline.

Terry linked with Derby job


John Terry could be an option to takeover as Derby County manager, claims the Daily Mail

Aston Villa, where Terry is currently an assistant, won't stand in his way should an offer be made. 

Wayne Rooney is also in contention for the Derby job long-term but the prospective new owner Sheik Khaled is yet to settle on his preference. 

Argentina star Mascherano announces retirement


Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 17-year career across South America, Europe and China.

The defensive midfielder started his professional career with Argentine giants River Plate in 2003 and spent a year in Brazil with Corinthians before making the move to the Premier League.

Mascherano had a brief spell at West Ham and then three years at Liverpool before he was snapped up by Barcelona, where he enjoyed the most successful spell of his career.

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Inter circling for Di Maria


Inter are showing early interest in trying to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria should he become a free agent next summer, according to Tuttosport

The Argentine's contract expires at the end of this season and Inter look ready to pounce should he decide to move on. 

Suwon expecting Taggart exit


Australian striker Adam Taggart is expected to leave K-League side Suwon Bluewings, reports The World Game.

While no official offers have been received as yet, a club official has stated they expect that to change heading into 2021. 

Adam Taggart Suwon Bluewings

'PSG should break the bank for Kante'


Former Paris Saint-Germain star Eric Rabesandratana believes the club should break the bank to sign Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante. 

"I would like to say that if I was a leader at PSG, I would break the bank to sign N’Golo Kante," Rabesandratana told French radio station France Bleu Paris.

“Kante is the player who would allow PSG to win the Champions League. They do not need [Lionel] Messi or anyone [else].”

De Bruyne representing himself in Man City talks


Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed he is in talks with Manchester City over a contract extension and is representing himself in the absence of former agent Patrick De Koster. 

The 28-year-old is currently contracted at the Etihad until 2023 after signing a new contract in January 2018 following his initial move from Wolfsburg in 2015. 

A key part of Pep Guardiola's side, City are understandably keen to lock De Bruyne down longer with the Belgium international likely to secure a pay rise after winning the PFA Player of the Year last season. 

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Man Utd want Pogba extension


Manchester United want to extend Paul Pogba's contract despite recent suggestions he's unhappy at Old Trafford. 

Fabrizio Romano claims the Red Devils still want to lock him down but talks are yet to reach an advanced stage. 

Paul Pogba Manchester United 2020-21

Celik confirms Tottenham interest


Lille right-back Zeki Celik has revealed Tottenham recently showed interest in signing him. 

“I heard that there was interest from Tottenham, but I don’t know if they made an offer," Celik told So Foot

"In any case, I know that the Premier League is a league that I am attracted to, but I am happy to have stayed here when you look at the start to the season that we have had.”

Melbourne Victory circling for Gestede


A-League side Melbourne Victory are looking to sign former Premier League striker Rudy Gestede, according to The Age

The 32-year-old is currently a free agent after a recent spell with Middlesbrough

Man City planning Grealish move


The rising England star is wanted at the Etihad

Manchester City are contemplating a a £100 million double raid for Aston Villa duo Jack Grealish and Douglas Luiz, reports the Daily Star

City can bring back Luiz by simply activating a £25m buyback clause and they are also considering spending triple that to lure Grealish to the Etihad. 

Jack Grealish England 2020