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Chelsea cool on Piatek


AC Milan's struggles and Krzystof Piatek's role in them have led to Chelsea looking elsewhere for a new striker.

The Poland international was once a target of the Blues, but his poor form and the emergence of Tammy Abraham have changed the circumstances.

PIatek must hope his form improves under new coach Stefano Pioli if he is to secure a move to the Premier League giants, says Calciomercato.

Spurs have tried to get Mourinho before

2019-10-11T20:47:04Z has reported that Tottenham have made previous attempts to capture Jose Mourinho to be their manager.

Despite their previous interest the outlet doesn't believe he will be moving to North London to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

They cite Pochettino's relationship with chairman Daniel Levy as being a factor in his retention despite a difficult series of results.

Barca eye Dutch starlet Malen


PSV forward Donyell Malen is a target of Barcelona, according Barcablaugranes.

The Netherlands international is also on Real Madrid's radar, says the report.

Other strikers that have caught the Catalan club's attention include Lautaro Martinez and Rafel Leao.

Mikel jokes about joining Lampard again


Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has said he and Frank Lampard joked about joining forces at Stamford Bridge.

Mikel thought another team-mate John Terry would become Chelsea manager before Lampard, but says the appointment shows the club is taking care of their legendary players.

"I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire," the ex-Nigeria international said.

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Napoli look to lock up Fabian


Serie A club Napoli are trying to protect Fabian Ruiz as the Spanish Under-21 international draws attention from Real Madrid and Barrcelona.

The Italian club are prepared to insert a release clause into the midfielders contract that would charge the Spanish giants a premium up to €120 milliion (£105m/$132m), say Corriere dello Sport.

The player's representatives will also look for a significant pay rise for the talented 23-year-old

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Havertz in control of future as Real Madrid and Barcelona rumours grow


Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz insists he will have the final say on his next career move after being linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2018-19, scoring 17 Bundesliga goals as he helped Leverkusen qualify for the Champions League.

Havertz scored his first international goal for Germany in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Argentina and reports in Spain suggest La Liga heavyweights Madrid and Barcelona are interested in the player.

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Parkinson in line for Sunderland job


Sunderland have set their sights on former Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson as their next boss, claims the Sun

Parkinson left Bolton in August in the midst of a financial crisis that almost saw the club fold. 

But he could find new work at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland look for Jack Ross' replacement on the bench.

Bayern outcast Muller must be shown respect, says Gnabry


Serge Gnabry feels team-mate Thomas Muller deserves to be shown some respect amid reports he could be on his way out of Bayern Munich in January.

The 30-year-old has spent his entire club career at Bayern but has been linked with a move away after being reduced to a peripheral role this season.

Muller has started the German champions' last five matches on the bench and admitted earlier this week he is not happy with the current situation.

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‘Solskjaer needs time to emulate Ferguson’


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be afforded the same kind of patience that Manchester United gave to Sir Alex Ferguson, says Mark Robins, the man who once helped to keep a Red Devils legend in his job.

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Lazaro doesn't want to leave Inter, says agent


Inter midfielder Valentino Lazaro has had a difficult start to life in Serie A since joining from Hertha Berlin in the summer.

The Austria international has made just one appearance for Antonio Conte's side and there is growing speculation that he wants to go back to Germany.

But the 23-year-old's agent has said that he wants to stay and fight for his place in Conte's team.

"First of all, I want to say that [claims he wants to leave] are false, so absurd that I find it unpleasant to have to reply," he told Calciomercato. "Having said that, Valentino wants to prove that he is an Inter player and will help the team win the Scudetto."

Blanc close to joining Lyon


Former France and Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc is close to taking over at Lyon.

The Ligue 1 side are in talks with candidates to replace recently sacked Sylvinho and held talks with Rudi Garcia this week.

But Blanc is the frontrunner for the job and he is open to making the move and RMC Sport reports that the two parties are set for further negotiations over a deal.

Ranieri agrees two-year Sampdoria deal


Claudio Ranieri has agreed to take over as Sampdoria coach and will sign a two-year deal with the club, accordin to Calciomercato.

The Italian coach will earn €2 million per season with the Serie A side and the deal will be made official soon.

Everton teen signs contract


Everton have tied 17-year-old Lewis Warrington to his first professional contract, it has been confirmed.

The attacking midfielder has been with Everton since the age of six and is now tied to his boyhood club until 2022.

Premier League rivals keen on Cakir


Premier League rivals Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle and Arsenal have all taken a look at Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, according to 61 Saat.

The 23-year-old continues to catch the eye of leading sides across Europe and is expected to be on the move in the not too distant future.

Juventus eyeing up Emerson


Juventus are plotting an approach for Chelsea full-back Emerson, according to the Express.

The Brazilian defender worked under Bianconeri boss Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge last season and could be reunited with the Italian at the Serie A champions.

Eriksen wants Spurs exit & Madrid are keen


Blancos open to doing deal for Tottenham star

Christian Eriksen is actively looking for a way out of Tottenham in January, claims Marca.

The Danish playmaker has made it clear that he will not be signing a new contract, leaving Spurs with no choice but to sell a player who will be a free agent next summer.

Real Madrid are open to doing a deal and have been informed that a fee of between €20-25 million would be enough to land Eriksen.

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Arsenal in talks over Ozil sale


Arsenal are in talks with Turkish outfit Fenerbahce regarding a possible deal for Mesut Ozil, claims Takvim.

The World Cup-winning midfielder has fallen out of favour under Unai Emery and the Gunners are eager to get his lucrative contract off their books.

Man Utd tracking Polish wonderkid Kozlowski


Manchester United are tracking the progress of 15-year-old Polish wonderkid Kacper Kozlowski as they aim to further boost their academy ranks.

Goal has learned that clubs from ItalyGermany and France have also shown an interest in the teenager, who is widely regarded as one of the top talents in Polish football.

Check out the full story here.

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Hamsik on Napoli return


In an interview with Sport Mediaset, Marek Hamsik says it would be difficult to turn Napoli down if they wanted him back at the club.

Now at Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, Hamsik will be returning to Naples to watch his old side in action against Atalanta at the end of the month.

Everton scout German U21 star


Everton sent scouts to watch Germany U21 international Julian Chabot against Spain yesterday, according to a report on Tuttomercatoweb.

Marco Silva's side are light at centre-back, and could see the Sampdoria man as the ideal signing to bolster their ranks.

Man City defender to be offered new deal


Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis is set to sign a new deal at the club after making his first team debut in September.

The Metro report that the 17-year-old, who started City's EFL Cup game at Preston North End, will soon be offered a new long-term contract.

Barca eye Kai Havertz


Barcelona and Real Madrid have joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Leverkusen's Kai Havertz, according to Sport Bild.

The 20-year-old impressed for Germany against Argentina on Wednesday, but Barcelona have already decided he is good enough, choosing not to send a scout to the game.

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Berbatov: Bale should return to England


Dimitar Berbatov has been having his say on a number of issues in an interview with Betfair, one of them being the future of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

"I would be delighted if he returned to EnglandManchester United, or Spurs if they could afford it," said the Bulgarian, naming two if his former clubs as possibile destiantions.

Besiktas want Gerrard


Turkish Super Lig outfit Besiktas could make Rangers boss Steven Gerrard their number one managerial target, should they sack current head coach Abdullah Avci.

According to beIN Sports Turkey reporter, Mehmet Demirkol (via Sport Witness), Besiktas will name their new president next week, and the new man at the helm is likely to look to replace their manager. 

The club are languishing in the bottom half of the league table after seven games, with just two wins to their name.

Southampton after QPR man


Southampton are keeping an eye on Ryan Manning's contract situation with a view to signing the versatile left-footer for a knock-down price in January.

The Queens Park Rangers midfielder turned left-back has three assists for the London club so far this season, and could make the move according to Football Insider, as his contract expires in 2020.

Real Madrid join the chase for Haaland


Real Madrid are plotting a move for Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland, according to AS.

The prolific teenager has starred for his club side this season, with a hat-trick recorded in Champions League competition.

He is said to be a target for the likes of Manchester United, but those at the Santiago Bernabeu are also monitoring his progress and mulling over a bid.

Inter want to remove Brozovic clause


Inter are eager to tie Marcelo Brozovic to a new contract, reports Calciomercato.

The Serie A giants are also eager to remove the €60 million (£53m/$66m) release clause that exists in the Croatian's current deal.

‘Tottenham should steer clear of Mourinho’


Tottenham have been advised to steer clear of Jose Mourinho, with Dimitar Berbatov urging patience with Mauricio Pochettino.

The former Spurs striker has told Betfair: “As a coach that has been there at the top of his game for so long and has been in every kind of situation, I think he could have the answers for some of the difficulties Spurs are facing. But would he make them better?"

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Arsenal want Feyenoord wonderkid


Feyenoord's 18-year-old midfielder Orkun Kokcu is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.

There is interest from across Europe in the talented teenager, but Arsenal are said to be closely 'monitoring' the situation. The player could be available for £20 million ($25m)

Muller to stay at Bayern


Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has been linked with a move away from the German champions, but a report in Bild states that the 30-year-old will not be leaving the club in January.

There has been rumoured interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Man United, and Liverpool.

Schalke still interested in Diaz


Schalke will resume their quest to sign a striker in the next transfer window, and Bild report they will turn their attention once again to Real Madrid's Mariano Diaz. 

Sporting director Jochen Schneider and manager David Wagner originally wanted the Spaniard in the summer, and a bid was turned down, but they now have the money to spend.

Defoe seeks Rangers stay


Jermaine Defoe is midway through an 18-month loan deal with Rangers, but wants to sign permanently when the current agreement comes to an end in the summer.

The 37-year-old striker, on loan from Bournemouth, told Sky Sports that he would like to continue playing into his 40s.

Man United prioritise Koulibaly


Manchester United have been linked with a number of centre-backs as they look for a partner for Harry Maguire at the back.

Rumours have suggested they are interested in Man City target Ruben Dias, but the Express report that Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly is top of their shortlist.

Zidane wants Pogba at Real


The World Cup winner could leave Man United

While the Real Madrid hierarchy pursue Christian Eriksen, their manager, Zinedine Zidane, has indicated that his preferred choice to strengthen the midfield would be Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

ESPN report that the Real boss wants his compatriot to join him at the Bernabéu, and believe Pogba is eager to move to the Spanish capital.

Spurs will try to sell Eriksen in January


Tottenham are looking to sell Christian Eriksen in January, rather than lose him on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.

The Mirror report that the Dane's most likely destination is Real Madrid, though the Spanish giants could play the waiting game in order to get the playmaker for nothing in July.


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Kepa keen on future return to Athletic Club


Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga claims he would like to return to Athletic Club one day but isn't sure when or how such a move could happen.

The Spain international left the Basque club in 2018 to join Chelsea, which ended a 14-year spell with the club after he joined the youth ranks of at age nine.

Kepa, 25, commanded a record transfer fee for a goalkeeper at the time, and has since become first choice goalkeeper for Spain head coach Robert Moreno, but admits a return to the Rojiblancos is a possibility.

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Dortmund assistant admits keeping Sancho won't be easy


Borussia Dortmund face a fight to keep English star Jadon Sancho, concedes Jorg Heinrich. 

Speaking to Omnisport, the club's assistant coach admitted a huge offer may be enough to sway both him and Dortmund eventually. 

"It won't be easy to keep him at Dortmund," Heinrich said. 

"We hope he plays one or two seasons longer but we all know very, very big clubs with a lot of money want to have him in their team."

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Adelaide United looking to move Blackwood on


A-League club Adelaide United are reportedly looking to offload Australian striker George Blackwood.

The Covert Agent claims the Reds have offered him to Perth Glory, Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix. 

The 22-year-old featured 19 times in the A-League last season for Adelaide and scored four times. 

Sunderland making a move for Wycombe manager


Gareth Ainsworth has emerged as Sunderland's number one target to become their next manager. 

A formal approach has been made for the Wycombe boss, according to The Telegraph

Sunderland sacked coach Jack Ross on Tuesday and are wasting no time trying to appoint a replacement. 

Berbatov urges Man Utd to sign Mandzukic


Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has backed the club's reported pursuit of Mario Mandzukic.

Berbatov believes his age and experience could prove crucial to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, who have been linked with a move for the Juventus striker in January.

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Manotas set for Houston departure


Houston Dynamo's Colombian forward Mauro Manotas is set to leave MLS according to The Athletic.

The striker almost moved to Russia earlier this year, but the deal fell through at the last minute.

The 13-goal frontman is still expected to leave with Mexican club Cruz Azul a potential destination, says the report.

Silva safe for now


Everton have no plans to sack manager Marco Silva, despite them spending the international break in the relegation zone.

Sky Sports say that Silva still enjoys the confidence of the club, for now.

But owner Farhad Moshiri will want to see improvement after a sizeable investment in the Merseyside club.

Chelsea leading Chilwell chase


London club leading the race for sought-after England international

Despite being only half way through a two-window transfer ban Chelsea are confident they can land Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.

Chilwell was also a target of Manchester City, but the Premier League champions are not thought to be willing to spend big money on players.

As a result Chelsea are sure they'll be able to land their man, maybe as soon as January, if they can get their transfer ban lifted, according to the Daily Mail.

Lacazette would cost £100 million


Football.London report that claims that Arsenal would allow Alexandre Lacazette to leave for less than a release clause are nonsense.

The player's agent Dmitry Cheltsov had claimed that the club would let him go for around £45 million ($56m).

The player, who has no release clause, would be unlikely to be allowed to leave at all, but certainly not for less than £100m says the report.

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Spurs send scouts to Argentina in bid to support Pochettino


Scouting mission a clear sign he won't be fired

Despite a poor run of results it seems as though Tottenham will continue to back Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market.

The Daily Mail says that chief scout Steve Hitchin has gone to Argentina to run the rule over players in the manager's homeland.

The paper says that club sources see that as a sign Pochettino will not be moved on.

There was speculation that Jose Mourinho was in position to take over in North London, but the scouting mission appears to have put paid to that notion.