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Orlando close to Alvarado deal


Orlando City are set to sign Ecuadorian forward Alexander Alvarado, according to Fabian Gallardo.

The 21-year-old is expected to travel to Florida on Monday to sign a four-year deal.

Orlando are keen to bolster their frontline after injuries to Dom Dwyer and Tesho Akindele left them short of options.

Al-Nassr make Ozil bid


Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr have made a £5 million ($6.5m) bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, reports TYC Sports.

The German is into the final year of his contract at Emirates Stadium and appears to have no future at the club having fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta.

Ozil's £350,000-a-week wages has proven to be a stumbling block to any teams looking to sign the 31-year-old, though Al-Nassr are ready to offer him a two-year deal.

Napoli tried hard to sign Boga


Daniel Boga, the brother and agent of Sassuolo star Jeremie, has revealed that Napoli made numerous attempts to sign the Ivorian, however, the Emilia-Romagna didn't receive an offer close to their evaluation of the midfielder.

The 23-year-old winger was one of the most-talked-about subjects during the summer transfer window in Serie A with Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan all linked with him.

Napoli were, however, the ones to make on official approach to Sassuolo for Boga but they failed to meet the club’s valuation of €30 million for the player.

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Liverpool not interested in new goalkeeper


Liverpool are not looking to bring in a new goalkeeper as cover for the injured Alisson, according to the Mirror.

An earlier report claimed the Reds were targeting Stoke's Jack Butland after current back-up Adrian made a number of mistakes during their 7-2 thrashing at Aston Villa last week.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp has no plans to sign anyone and will instead keep faith with the Spaniard for the next few weeks while Alisson recovers from a shoulder injury suffered in training.

Hammers close in on Benrahma


West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to sign Said Benrahma after holding fresh talks with Brentford on Sunday, according to the Standard.

The Hammers are keen to bolster their midfield after letting Felipe Anderson join Porto on loan and have made Benrahma a prime target ahead of next week's EFL transfer deadline.

They have yet to reach a final agreement with Brentford, but a £25 million ($33m) deal is believed to be edging closer. 

Barcelona to swap Dembele for Juve's Bernardeschi?


Barcelona and Juventus could arrange a swap deal that will see Ousmane Dembele join the Italian side and Federico Bernardeschi go the other way.

The two sides traded midfielders in the summer transfer window as Miralem Pjanic left Juve to join the Camp Nou outfit, while Arthur left Barca for the Italian giants.

The two teams have a positive relationship and reports that another big swap could be in the works. 

Barca want to offload Dembele in the near future and Juve are interested in taking him and are willing to use 26-year-old Bernardeschi as a bargaining chip.

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Koeman still wants Depay at Barca


Ronald Koeman has not given up hope of bringing Memphis Depay to Barcelona and has confirmed he also wanted to sign Georginio Wijnaldum in the summer transfer window.

Barca tried to lure Lyon star Depay to Camp Nou, but were unable to get a deal over the line before the transfer period came to an end on Monday.

The attacker is confident more offers to come in the next transfer window, though he has not ruled out staying at Lyon for the remainder of the campaign.

Koeman, meanwhile, has suggested he is still eager to bring the ex-PSV and Manchester United winger to the Blaugrana at the next opportunity.

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AC Milan get boost in Milenkovic chase


AC Milan are expected to make a new attempt to sign Nikola Milenkovic from Fiorentina in January.

The Rossoneri tried to sign him before the transfer window closed, but were not willing to meet the €40 million (£36m/$47m) asking price.

Calciomercato reports the San Siro side's hopes of getting their man have been boosted after the defender decided he will not discuss a contract renewal with Fiorentina.

Juventus demand €50m for Spurs and Atletico target


Juventus are holding out for upwards of €50 million (£45m/$59m) for centre-back Merih Demiral, Calciomercato reports.

Atletico Madrid and Tottenham both had offers for him turned down before the end of the transfer window and Juve expect more bids to come in January.

But the Bianconeri will not let him go for less than €50m as they believe his sale will allow them to make big investments in the first-team.

Suarez could have stayed at Barca - Koeman



Ronald Koeman says Luis Suarez could have stayed at Barcelona to prove him wrong instead of moving to Atletico Madrid.

Suarez had spent a successful six-year spell at Camp Nou, winning the Champions League along with four La Liga titles among other trophies, and managed to net 21 times in 36 appearances in all competitions in his final season at the club.

Koeman says he was happy with the former Ajax and Liverpool star and maintains he did not have to leave if he did not want to.

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Orlando to sign Alvarado


Orlando City have agreed to sign Alexander Alvarado from Ecuadorian side Aucas.

The 21-year-old forward will sign a four-year contract with the MLS outfit.

Sevilla to offer Kounde new deal after rejecting Man City bid


Sevilla are eager to tie Jules Kounde down to a new contract after turning down an offer from Manchester City.

Muchodeporte reports the Spanish side are ready to sit down and discuss a new contract, even though the 21-year-old centre-back has four years to run on his current deal.

Rangers must pay £2.7m to sign Zungu on permanent deal


Rangers will have to pay £2.7 million to sign Bongani Zungu on a permanent basis from Amiens at the end of the season, Daily Record has revealed.

Zungu joined the Scottish side on loan for the duration of the campaign and have an option to buy him from the Ligue 2 team.

Leicester join Spurs in Rodon race


Leicester have joined Tottenham in their pursuit of Swansea defender Joe Rodon, The Sun reports.

Spurs have already had a bid for him turned down, while West Ham and Sheffield United have long held an interest in him.

While the Foxes hope to be the team to lure him to the Premier League, they are willing ot wait until January or next summer before making their move.

Bournemouth reject £13m King bid from West Ham


West Ham have had a £13 million ($17m)  offer for Joshua King rejected by Bournemouth, The Guardian reports.

King's contract will expire at the end of the season and is wanted by Aston Villa, Brighton and West Brom and the Hammers are set to turn their attention to other options after their bid was knocked back.

Inter ready offer for Aguero


Serie A side want to snap striker up on free transfer

Inter hope to sign Sergio Aguero on a free transfer at the end of the season, reports.

The 32-year-old striker's contract at Manchester City expires next June and the Premier League side are already looking to sign his replacement.

Inter are prepared to offer the Argentina international a two-year contract with an option for a third, with a salary of around €8 million (£7m/$9m) per season.

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Nice join Newcastle in race for Celtic star


Nice are plotting a move for Celtic star Ryan Christie, according to The Scottish Sun.

Newcastle and Burnley have been chasing the 25-year-old but the Ligue 1 outfit are considering making a bid for him in January.

Dembele aiming to convince Koeman


Ousmane Dembele is reaching D-Day at Barcelona, according to Marca.

Barca want to offload the France winger, who has been beset by injuries since moving from Borussia Dortmund, but the player is eager to remain.

It is thought that the next few weeks will be vital in his future.

West Ham want Benrahma


West Ham are ready to move for Brentford ace Said Benrahma, according to the BBC.

With only 20 players on their books, the Hammers are looking for reinforcements and have until Friday to sign players from the English Football League.

Wenger reveals why he would never be Arsenal’s director of football and his one piece of advice to Arteta


Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed why he would never take a role as a director of football – either at the Emirates Stadium or anywhere else.

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Man City to duel with Juventus over Haaland


Dortmund star wanted by City and Juve

Manchester City are ready to replace Sergio Aguero with Erling Haaland, according to Don Balon.

Pep Guardiola's side, however, will face a challenge from Juventus for the Norway international, who reportedly has a release clause set at €70 million that will be activated in 2022.

City, though, are willing to pay €100m to get the deal done next summer.

'Smack of desperation' - Redknapp questions Man Utd's Cavani gamble


Harry Redknapp believes Manchester United's decision to sign Edinson Cavani is a big gamble and a move that 'smacks of desperation'. 

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Madrid fume at Villarreal over Kubo treatment


Real Madrid are becoming frustrated with the few minutes that loan star Takefusa Kubo is seeing at Villarreal, Cadena SER reports.

The exciting Japanese teenager has seen only 55 minutes of game time in five matches under Unai Emery, much to the frustration of his parent club.

Los Blancos are content to watch how the situation develops for now but could take more drastic action after more than 25 teams chased the youngster in the summer.

Paris Saint-Germain remain interested in Ronaldo


CR7 set to rebuff interest from PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are still interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Calciomercato.

The Portugal star, however, intends to see out his contract with the Serie A champions, with the arrival of Andrea Pirlo calming any storm that was brewing.

Juve do not want to sell their star man either.

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Giggs improving his chances to become Man Utd manager - Hughes


Wales manager Ryan Giggs has been backed to return and take charge of Manchester United one day by former team-mate Mark Hughes.

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Barcelona target Depay expects clubs to show interest in January transfer market


Lyon attacker Memphis Depay is hopeful that there will be more interest shown in him during the January window, having narrowly failed to complete a switch to Barcelona before the transfer deadline.

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Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea to spar over Alaba


Bayern ace attracts Blues' interest

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea are among the clubs lining themselves up to sign David Alaba next summer, Sport1 reports.

The Bayern Munich defensive player is out of contract in June and has thus far refused to sign a new deal.

He could, therefore, hold talks with prospective suitors as early as January regarding a free transfer.

Niang reflects on failed Saint-Etienne deal


Mbaye Niang has admitted that he wanted to make a move to Saint-Etienne from Rennes before talks broke down at the end of the week.

Speaking to L'Equipe, he said: " It didn't happen, I'm not going to start getting into the debates and wanting to argue. I am sad because I wanted to go there. I showed it by being there since Thursday. I was convinced by the project. I will now get my head back in Rennes. I hope it will be ok."

Robinho rejoins Santos for fourth spell


Ex-Manchester City, Real Madrid and Brazil star Robinho has rejoined Santos for a fourth stint, the club confirmed on Saturday. 

Robinho has been a free agent since parting company with Turkey's Basaksehir at the end of the 2019-20 Super Lig season. 

And at 36 he is now gearing up for his latest return to Vila Belmiro after agreeing a short-term contract with his boyhood club. 

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Pain close to India move


Australian attacker Connor Pain is set to become the latest A-League star to seal a move to India. 

IFTWC claim Jamshedpur FC will be signing the Western United forward, who has spent his entire career in Australia. 

Man Utd boss Solskjaer fires back at Monchi


Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Sevilla director of football Monchi, who said last month that he couldn't understand why the Red Devils did not have a director of football of their own.

The Red Devils have faced criticism over their transfer strategy in recent seasons, with this summer's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho coming up short.

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Barca already planning for next window


Barcelona are determined to sign two players and offload Ousmane Dembele when the transfer window re-opens, claims Sport

Dembele isn't part of Ronald Koeman's plans moving forward and Barca are willing to cut their losses on their attacker if the right offer comes along in January. 

As for signings, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay remain the club's priority with Dembele's exit set to make both arrivals considerably easier. 

Woodward willing to sack Solskjaer


Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is ready to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if results don't improve, reports the Mirror 

Solskjaer remains a much-loved figure at the club for his exploits as a player but Woodward has indicated his willingness to fire the Norwegian as manager if needed.

Former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is on the Red Devils' radar should they need a replacement anytime soon. 

Bale's contract details revealed


Gareth Bale was reunited with his beloved Tottenham in September, signing for the Lilywhites on loan from Real Madrid where he has been increasingly sidelined by head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Bale is currently one of the highest-earning footballers in the world, and will no doubt be an asset for the north Londoners with whom he first exploded onto the scene.

Goal has what you need to know about Bale's contract details at Real Madrid, how much he earns and how long his loan spell at Tottenham is.

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Both Manchester clubs after Pochettino


The ex-Spurs boss is in demand

Manchester City and Manchester United are considering moves for former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Mirror. 

Pep Guardiola is yet to sign a contract extension at the Etihad, leading City to identify Pochettino as a possible replacement next season.

The Red Devils meanwhile are contemplating the future of current coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and view Pochettino as an ideal candidate. 

Bale helping Spurs sign Rodon


Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Swansea defender Joe Rodon thanks to the influence of Gareth Bale, claims the Daily Star

Both players represent Wales internationally and it's reported Bale's presence at Spurs has led to Rodon committing to a move.

The 22-year-old is expected to cost around £18 million ($23m).

Liverpool in talks for Butland


The Englishman may be on his way to Anfield

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland could be in line for a shock move to Liverpool, with the Mirror reporting both clubs are negotiating a possible deal. 

Jurgen Klopp is eager to sign another shot-stopper after Alisson picked up a serious injury and Adrian failed to impress in a heavy defeat against Aston Villa. 

Butland has struggled for minutes at Stoke in recent times and is now in the final year of his contract. 

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Wilshere open to Rangers move


Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere would be willing to join Rangers if the Scottish giants make a move. 

A source close to Wilshere told the Press Association on Saturday that the Englishman rates the club highly but that Rangers are yet to make contact. 

Kean could have returned to Juventus


Moise Kean admits he could have headed back to Juventus after seeing a loan door opened at Everton and is “not particularly upset” at having left English football for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Italy international striker is to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan at the Ligue 1 champions.

A change of scenery has been sought after struggling to make the desired impact at Goodison Park on the back of a £27.5 million ($36m) transfer from Juve in the summer of 2019.

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