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Nice after Mignolet in January


Nice are looking to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in January, according to Het Belong van Limburg.

Manager Patrick Vieira is reportedly in the market for a new keeper after Yoan Cardinale and Walter Benitez have failed to impress.

And Mignolet could be looking for a new challenge after losing his position to Loris Karius last season, and Alisson this campaign. 

Marseille to offload several players?


Kostas Mitroglou, Clinton Njie and Valere Germain are just some of the players who could be set to depart Marseille in January, according to La Provence.

Marseille are on a run of poor form and manager Rudi Garcia knows he'll have to offload several players to be able to buy in the winter transfer window. 

Skriniar on renewal: 'Fans must be calm'


Inter defender Milan Skriniar has moved to calm fans over the lack of progress in talks for a new contract. 

The Slovakian has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe, with Manchester United especially keen on the centre-back. 

Though progress on talks has ground to a halt, Skriniar has tried to calm fears he may depart, telling Sport Mediaset: "There is no news on the renewal but now we play every three days. When there is more time we will talk with the club, the fans must be calm." 

Valencia & Chelsea track out of favour Suarez


Valencia and Chelsea could swoop for Barcelona outcast Denis Suarez, claims Marca

The midfielder has slipped down the Catalans' pecking order, with youngster Carles Alena preferred against Inter

And both Valencia boss Marcelino and Maurizio Sarri, who tried to sign him while at Napoli, are confirmed admirers.

Monaco chase Brugges' Wesley


Monaco have made Club Brugges' Wesley a top target for the January transfer window, reports Le10Sport

With Radamel Falcao close to a switch to China, Monaco coach Thierry Henry is keen to bring in a new striker.

Gattuso in dark over Milan future


Gennaro Gattuso says he does not know how much longer he will remain as AC Milan coach amid continued speculation over his future.

Arsene Wenger dismissed reports he could take charge of the Rossoneri as "fake news" this week, with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis having switched to the San Siro.

Gattuso's position has appeared insecure ever since his appointment, but Milan have found form of late, winning five of their last six Serie A games to climb to fourth in the league.

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Milan want Pato if Zlatan move fails


AC Milan could move for former striker Alexandre Pato if they fail to land another Rossoneri old boy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reports CalcioMercato

Pato, 29, is currently impressing in China with Tianjin after failing to sustain his early promise in a roller-coaster football career.

Merson tells Chelsea to make striker signing


Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign a striker in January.

Alvaro Morata has been struggling to hit the net on a regular basis, and he believes a January move for a forward should be on the cards.

"They need a forward though, come January,” Merson said, per the Daily Express.

Barca not interested in selling Gomes


Barcelona would not even consider the sale of Andre Gomes to Everton in the summer, per the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees signed Gomes on a season-long loan deal, but the Premier League club initially enquired about buying the player, something Barca would not countenance.

Aspas responds to Real rumours


Iago Aspas says that Real Madrid must contact Celta Vigo if they wish to sign him.

The striker has been in excellent form for Celta this season and is seen as a possible January addition for Los Blancos as they look to replace the goals lost by the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Madrid signed Mariano Diaz in the summer, but the Domenican has yet to score in La Liga and has just one goal in all competitions this season.

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Espanyol resigned to losing Hermoso


Espanyol expect Mario Hermoso to join Real Madrid in January, per Marca.

Real own 50 per cent of Hermoso's economic rights, having sold him to Espanyol last summer, and are expected to exercise their option to re-sign him in the winter transfer window.

Juve decided Higuain fate before buying Ronaldo


Juventus had decided to sell Gonzalo Higuain long before they signed Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Tuttosport.

The Bianconeri knew by the Italian Cup final that they would be offloading the Argentine - who joined AC Milan - and they then proceeded to complete one of the biggest deals in football history, as they secured Ronaldo's signature.

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Alexis wants Man Utd exit


Alexis Sanchez wants to leave Manchester United, per The Times.

The Chile international has been unimpressed with Jose Mourinho's style of play and is understood to feel lonely, with only Juan Mata, David De Gea and Romelu Lukaku to call friends.

Real weigh up triple January swoop


Real Madrid are considering signing three players in January, per Marca.

Los Blancos plan to re-sign defender Mario Hermoso from Espanyol and are also exploring the possibility of buying Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan, while they could also bring forward the arrival of Rodrygo from Santos.

Rodrygo to remain at Santos for rest of season


Real Madrid will not bring Rodrygo to the club in January, according to as.

The Brazilian is eligible to play for Real from January 9, when he turns 18, but will not arrive in Madrid until June 30.

Real want him to remain at Santos for the rest of the season and play in the South American Under-20 Championship to help him continue his development.

Raiola working to sell De Ligt


Super agent Mino Raiola is working hard to find a new club for Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, according to Sport.

Raiola has already met with Juventus to try to get his client a major summer move, while he intends to speak to Sampdoria and Atletico Madrid.

However, Juventus is his preferred destination despite interest from Barcelona and other European giants.

Arsenal to offer Ramsey for Schick


The Gunners could exchange the midfielder for the forward

Arsenal are looking to sign striker Patrik Schick and may use Aaron Ramsey as a makewieght in the deal, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new striker after Danny Welbeck suffered an injury in the Europa League, and have targeted the Roma forward for a January move.

With Ramsey's deal set to expire at the end of the season, Schick could be signed on an initial six-month loan.

Barcelona watching Brazilian teenager


Barcelona are keeping an eye on Corinthians defender Leo Santos, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 19-year-old is a right-sided centre-back and would provide backup for Gerard Pique at Camp Nou, with Clement Lenglet, Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti all more adept playing on the left side of the centre pairing.

However, Real Madrid are also interested in the young Brazilian, having recently signed Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo from the South American country.

Pochettino to lead Spurs into new stadium


Mauricio Pochettino will lead Tottenham into their new stadium and will not leave the club in the middle of the 2018-19 season, per the Daily Telegraph.

Pochettino has been heavily linked with both Real Madrid and Manchester United in recent months, but the Argentine intends to be the first Spurs manager to sit in the new dugout at their stadium, which is set to open in February.

Mina dismisses Man Utd reports


Yerry Mina insists that Manchester United never contacted him in the summer, despite being heavily linked with the Everton defender.

“I was always focused on Everton. Any talk with Manchester United was just to my agent,” said Mina.

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FC Cincinnati's MLS expansion draft date set


It may not be a common practice the world over, but in MLS the expansion draft is a right of passage for teams newly entering the league. 

FC Cincinnati is next up, with the club set to join the league in 2019 and will be able to pick five players to add to the club's roster on December 11. 

You can read more about the process right here on Goal

Howe refuses to sell Wilson this winter


Callum Wilson has been linked with a move to Chelsea this winter, but that isn't going to happen if Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is to be believed. 

“I’m really pleased with how the squad is set up and the structure of it and I don’t want to break that," Howe told the Bournemouth Echo

You can read the rest of his comments right here on Goal 

Welbeck injury forces Gunners to move for £45m Pepe


Danny Welbeck injury will force Arsenal to speed up plans in their £45 million ($58m) chase of Lille striker Nicolas Pepe, reports the Sun.

Gunners boss Unai Emery had not planned to make any signings until the summer, but with Welbeck lost for an extended period, the club have just two senior strikers available.

Arsenal had not budgeted for a January move, and with Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund also interested in Pepe, Arsenal will not be able to get him on the cheap. 

Nasri hoping for £5m-per-year West Ham move


The attacker is coming off an 18-month drug ban

Former Arsenal and Manchester City attacker Samir Nasri is hoping to land a £5 million-a-year ($7m) deal to join West Ham, according to the Daily Mail.

The 31-year-old Nasri has just completed an 18-month ban for performance enhancing drugs and was on the radar at Everton, though the Toffees decided he did not fit the profile of player they were looking for.

Nasri also considered MLS but will not receive the salary he is seeking there and now sees re-uniting with his former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as the best chance to secure the payout he is looking for. 

Milan will not sign free agents despite injury crisis


AC Milan will avoid signing players on free transfer, despite a growing injury crisis, according to Calciomercato.

The team is down to three healthy centre-backs and have to make it through 10 matches before the winter break.

But while the Serie A side are interested in making some moves in January, they will not be dipping into the free agent market, as the names currently available are not considered to be of Milan's quality. 

Milan chasing Slovakia international Lobotka


AC Milan are strongly interested in signing Slovakia international Stanislav Lobotka, according to Calciomercato.

The 23-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder, who is in his second season with the club, also has interest from Napoli.

While Milan and Lobotka's entourage have held conversations, any move will have to wait until the summer as Milan cannot afford €50 million (£44m/$57m) termination clause and €3m salary without running afoul of Financial Fair Play regulations. 

Darmian to leave Man Utd in January


The defender wishes to depart and has interest in Serie A

Matteo Darmian is ready to leave Manchester United in January with a return to Italy in the cards, according to the Sun.

While Jose Mourinho likes the cover the defender provides, he will not stand in the way of Darmian's desire to depart the club.

United have an option on Darmian for next season, but are willing to move on if a decent offer comes in with Inter and Roma showing interest.

Mata to join Arsenal for free


Juan Mata is set to join Manchester United's Premier League rivals Arsenal for free, according to talkSPORT.

The attacker's contract expires at the end of the season and he has yet to make any progress with the club over a new deal.

And talkSPORT host Adrian Durham claims sources have told him Mata will leave Old Trafford in the summer to join the Gunners on free transfer.