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Monaco send Diop on loan to Sochaux


Monaco midfielder Sofiane Diop has joined Ligue 2 side Sochaux on loan for the rest of the season, it has been confirmed.

The 19-year-old, who can also play on the wings, joined Monaco from Rennes and went on to make 22 appearances last season.

He has not been included in the squad at all this season, though, and the Ligue 1 side have opted to let him gain experience in the second tier for a year. 

Lazio striker Caicedo snubs Qatar move


Lazio striker Felipe Caicedo has rejected an offer to join Qatari side Al Gharafa, Tutto Mercato Web says.

The 31-year-old joined the Italian side two years ago and has made 72 appearances for the club, though he has featured just once this season.

The Ecuador international will be a free agent at the end of the season and he looks set to stay in Italy until at least January.

Napoli target Edouard happy at Celtic


Celtic star Odsonne Edouard has distanced himself from suggestions he could be on his way to Napoli in a £30 million ($37.2m) move.

The Italian side are reportedly lining up a bid for him, but the striker insists he is not leaving this season.

"I've got a long contract, I'm really happy with the way I'm playing, the set-up here and I'm really happy to play with my friends for the team," he said on Tuesday.

Cornet to sign Lyon extension


Maxwel Cornet is expected to sign a contract extension with Lyon, says L'Equipe.

The 22-year-old's current deal expires in 2021 but the French side are hoping to add another two years onto that.

Ex-Inter man Guarin on verge of Flamengo move


Fredy Guarin is close to joining Brazilian side Flamengo, according to Globo Esporte.

The 33-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua in July.

Flamengo are eager to get the deal wrapped up as they see Guarin as an ideal replacement for Gustavo Cuellar, who left for Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal.

Man Utd target Fernandes agrees new Sporting deal


Sporting are hoping to warn off January offers for Bruno Fernandes by committing the midfielder to a new contract.

The Portuguese side managed to hold on to their star man despite interest from several clubs, with Manchester United leading the chase.

The Premier League side are expected to return for him in the winter transfer window, along with competition from other teams in Europe.

But A Bola reports that the 25-year-old has agreed to sign a new contract that will see his salary raised to €2 million per season after tax.

However, the length of his deal has not been extended, as his contract still runs to 2023.

Buendia dreaming of Argentina call-up


Norwich midfielder Emi Buendia is dreaming of a call-up to Argentina's senior side after impressing for the promoted Canaries so far this season.

Buendia was one of the stars of Norwich's 3-2 win over Manchester City at the weekend, a televised game which has boosted his international standing.

"I was lucky enough to play for the Under-20s in 2015. It was a dream to wear my country's shirt and obviously I wish I can play with them in the future," he told TYC Sports.

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Everton's Tosun set for Qatar switch


Cenk Tosun is set to leave Everton for Qatari club Al Gharafa, according to Soccerlink.

The 28-year-old is under contract at Goodison Park until 2022, but his chances of first-team football under Marco Silva appear slim.

Tosun had been tracked by a number of European clubs, but looks to have made his decision.

Fiorentina not concerned about Chiesa contract


Federico Chiesa needs to concentrate on his football rather than being distracted by transfer rumours according to Joe Barone, assistant to Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso.

The 21-year-old winger has been consistently linked with a move to a bigger club, but Barone told the Corriere dello Sport that the Serie A side are in no rush to renew his contract.

However, Barone did suggest Fiorentina are close to reaching an agreement for a renewal with 22-year-old midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli. 

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AZ win race for starlet Evjen


AZ Alkmaar have won the race to sign 19-year-old Norwegian midfielder Hakon Evjen, who had also been linked with Manchester United. He will join in January, with a contract until 2024.

Asad to work on his own before rejoining D.C. in January


Yamil Asad is set to work on an individual training program before rejoining D.C. United in January, according to the Washington Post.

The winger was set to play with Loudon United, the club's affiliate team, as MLS rosters were frozen following the transfer deadline.

But instead, he'll work on his own in Argentina before reporting to preseason camp in January.

Hollingshead signs new two-year deal with FC Dallas


Ryan Hollingshead has signed a new two-year deal with FC Dallas, the club announced.

The deal will keep him at the club through 2021 with a club option for the 2022 campaign.

Hollingshead has provided six goals and three assists in 30 games in 2019, having amassed 11 goals and nine assists in 139 total regular-season appearances.

Neville: I'm not sure Rice is worth the £90m for Man Utd


Gary Neville says he's not sure Manchester United target Declan Rice is worth the £90 million ($112m) price set by West Ham.

The former Red Devils defender was quick to admit the England midfielder could someday be worth that type of fee, but says he's still not anywhere near the elite defensive midfielders in the game.

Read what Neville had to say on Goal!

Icardi isolated by Di Maria and Paredes at PSG due to friendship with Messi


Mauro Icardi has been isolated at Paris Saint-Germain by fellow Argentines Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, according to L'Equipe per La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The duo have isolated the former Inter striker due to their friendship with Lionel Messi, who himself counts Maxi Lopez as one of his close friends.

Icardi is married to Lopez's wife Wanda Nara and has previously drawn animosity from his fellow Argentinians as a result.

Koke wants to be one-club man


Koke is hoping to be given the chance to spend his entire career at Atletico Madrid, with there no desire on his part to head elsewhere.

He told Marca: "Yes, my dream has always been to retire here. In football you never know what will happen, look at Xavi or [Andres] Iniesta for example. My plan is to retire here and I hope I can do it."

Mandzukic in no rush to make Juve future call


Mario Mandzukic continues to mull over his options as he considers a move away from Juventus.

Calciomercato reports that the Croatian striker has offers on the table from Qatar, but the 33-year-old will not be rushing into any decision.

Pochettino to stay at Spurs for 'a long time'


Key Tottenham man backed to stay

Mauricio Pochettino has been backed by Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles to remain at the club for “a long, long time”.

The Spurs great has told Sky Sports: “When you go there, there's a family atmosphere which he has created, so we cannot be in better hands. He'll stay for a long, long time.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Bournemouth's Fraser in demand


Arsenal, Chelsea and Wolves are interested in signing Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser, according to reports.

The 25-year-old is out of contract next summer and the Cherries are keen to retain the services of their player-of-the-season from last term.

According to the south coast club are to offer Fraser £100,000 a week in order to fend off interest from their Premier League rivals.

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Flynn turns down Lincoln


Newport County boss Michael Flynn has reportedly turned down the chance to step up to League One as manager of Lincoln City.

The Football Insider reports that Flynn was among the favourites to land the position at Sincil Bank but decided to stay in Wales after talks.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth and former Leicester assistant manager Michael Appleton are also being linked with the position left vacant when Danny Cowley joined Huddersfield Town.

Juventus eye up Isco


Juventus are stepping up their pursuit of Real Madrid playmaker Isco and could sign the Spaniard in January. 

The midfielder decided to stay in Spain after Zinedine Zidane was reappointed as manager after previously looking like he was heading out.

But his future is in the balance again according to the Daily Mail who report that Juventus are increasing their efforts to sign him. 

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Wilson part of Man Utd shortlist


Red Devils consider plucking Cherries star

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson forms part of Manchester United's home-grown transfer shortlist, claims ESPN.

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is another in the Red Devils' sights as they seek to add to deals done in 2019 for Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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Lloris drops MLS hint


Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has opened the door to a potential move to the MLS after claiming he's unlikely to end his career with Spurs.

He has told France Football: "I still have a few years ahead of me. In any case, I will do everything to make the most of it. You also have to know when to say stop at the right time, but I'm not against the idea of ​​discovering something new."

Read the full story on Goal!

Man Utd monitoring Tonali


Manchester United are among those monitoring Brescia starlet Sandro Tonali, claims Calciomercato.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who has become one of the most sought-after youngsters in Europe, is also said to be interesting Ajax and Borussia Dortmund.

Tottenham monitoring Leicester trio


Tottenham are set to keep a close eye on Leicester trio James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Demarai Gray, claims Football Insider.

Spurs are always on the lookout for British players with the potential to make them stronger and could dip back into the market for players of that ilk next summer.

Mbappe, Kante and Varane to Man Utd?


Gary Neville believes Manchester United need to sign three players to create a better "spine" at the club, naming Raphael Varane, N'Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe as the ideal trio.

The former Red Devils defender has told Sky Sports: "If Manchester United get the right three players in amongst that squad, they won't be far off. It can be done."

Check out the full story on Goal!

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Dubravka close to new Newcastle deal


Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is close to signing a new contract at St James' Park, reports Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old's current deal does not expire until 2022 but the Magpies are keen to reward him for his consistency.

Slovakia international Dubravka signed for Newcastle from Sparta Prague last summer after an initial loan deal.

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Race hots up for Matic


Several clubs are in the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to the Daily Mail.

Milan and Juventus are said to be leading the way but Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are also monitoring the situation closely.

The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has not been offered a new deal.

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Shotton set for Baggies move


Teenage defender Saul Shotton is set to sign for West Brom this week after Bury's expulsion from the Football League, reports the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old became a free agent following Bury's demise and Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Derby County also chased his signature.

The centre-back is believed to have agreed a two-year deal at the The Hawthorns.

O'Hara joins Billericay


Former Tottenham and Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara has been named as first team manager of Billericay Town, reports Birmingham Live.

The National League South club released a statement to say Harry Wheeler had been relieved of his managerial duties over a difference of opinion.

O'Hara was in the dug-out for Billericay's latest league game at the weekend and will now take the job on a longer term basis.

Rooney: American players are underpaid


Wayne Rooney says he believes American players in MLS are underpaid.

The English star's comments ahead of looming collective bargaining agreement negotiations as the players look set to fight for increased wages, better travel accommodations and more freedom of movement within the league.

Read the full story on Goal!

West Brom appoint new academy boss


West Brom have confirmed that Richard Stevens has been hired the club's new Academy Manager.

Stevens will join from Coventry City, having aided in the development of James Maddison and Callum Wilson.

Scottish striker Jason Cummings ready for Socceroos switch


Scotland striker Jason Cummings could be set to follow in the footsteps of Martin Boyle and switch his allegiance from the Tartan Army to the Australian national team after admitting talks with Socceroos officials.

The 24-year-old attacker, who played two friendlies for Scotland in 2017, is eligible to represent Australia through his mother and says although his birth nation is his preference, he wouldn't hesitate to play for the Socceroos if it meant opportunity at the national team level.

Read the full story on Goal!

Australian clubs reject Berisha


Former Melbourne Victory star Besart Berisha has gone unwanted by A-League clubs after making himself available for the upcoming season.

The 34-year, who is now an Australian citizen, has been looking for a club Down Under after his release from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

But despite several clubs needing a striker, such as Wellington Phoenix, Westeen Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners, an offer hasn't been tabled for the Kosovo international, according to the World Game.

Berisha won four A-League championships at Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar - scoring 116 goals in 186 matches.

Westerlo sign Emenike


Belgian side KVC Westerlo have signed former Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike after a recent trial.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since being released by Olympiakos in July 2018.

Leonardo sick of Neymar transfer saga


Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo admits not everything is resolved with Neymar, but he wants the constant talk around the player to end.

It was an open secret that the Brazil star wanted to leave the club over the summer but Barcelona or Real Madrid were unable to agree a deal with the French champions.

Leonardo is not prepared to ignore Neymar's determination to force an exit, but he insists his compatriot should be allowed the freedom to make amends without scrutiny of his every word and action.

Read the full story on Goal!

Barca open contract talks with starlet Fati


Youngster to be rewarded for first-team breakthrough

Barcelona have opened contract talks with teenager Ansu Fati following his blistering start to the season, according to CatRadio.

The 16-year-old became Barcelona's youngest ever scorer and the third-youngest scorer in the history of La Liga when he netted against Osasuna last month before following that up with another strike against Valencia on Saturday.

He only signed a new deal through to 2022 in July but his performances have prompted Barca to discuss improved terms, with the striker set to earn up to €1.5 million a year if he establishes himself in the first-team squad over the next few seasons.

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Napoli planning Edouard move


Napoli are ready to make a bid for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, reports the Mail.

Carlo Ancelotti's side have been tracking the young French forward for two years and are now prepared to make their interest official.

The Italian side are set to make a bid in the region of £30 million ($37.2m) for the 21-year-old, who has scored six goals for the Scottish champions this season.

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Inter declare Chiesa interest


Inter have approached Fiorentina over a possible deal for young forward Federico Chiesa, according to Calciomercato.

Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has asked new Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso for priority in the race to sign the 21-year-old.

Chiesa, son of former Parma and Fiorentina striker Enrico, was linked with Inter and Juventus over the summer but no deal materialised.

England to watch Abraham


England assistant Steve Holland will watch Tammy Abraham in Chelsea's Champions League tie against Valencia on Tuesday with a view to handing the striker an international recall for next month's Euro 2020 qualifiers, according to the Telegraph.

Abraham is currently in the midst of an international tug-of-war with Nigeria attempting to persuade him to change his international allegiance.

The 21-year-old has two England caps but as they were not competitive internationals he is able to represent another nation.