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De Leeuw leaves Fire for FC Emmen

2018-12-31T22:17:12Z

Michael de Leeuw has departed the Chicago Fire officially, signing with Eredivisie side FC Emmen.

The forward had his 2019 option declined by the MLS side, but the club and player had been negotiating a potential return.

However he has instead agreed to a return to his home country with the team currently 13th in the Dutch top flight.

Huddersfield owner promises ‘active’ January

2018-12-31T21:37:19Z

Huddersfield Town will not be allowed to “sleepwalk into relegation” and will be active in the January window, promises owner Dean Hoyle.

The club endured a December that saw them lose all seven matches this month – including setbacks to relegation-threatened Southampton and Fulham – and sit mired bottom of the table.

Though they face difficulty in remaining up, club chairman Hoyle has promised to fight as hard as he can to help the Terriers defy the odds once more and avoid the drop.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Four Premier League clubs chase Abraham

2018-12-31T20:38:55Z

Four Premier League clubs would like to sign on-loan Chelsea Tammy Abraham if they recall him from Aston Villa, reports the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old striker has 14 goals in 19 games in the Championship and Wolves, Burnley, Huddersfield and Crystal Palace all have interest in landing him if the Blues decide he needs to play at a higher level.

Acosta nears FC Dallas move

2018-12-31T19:35:53Z

Honduras international Bryan Acosta is nearing a move to FC Dallas from CD Tenerife, according to La Tribuna

The Spanish Segunda club have confirmed negotiations are happening in response to requests from Acosta and a deal is expected in the coming days.

Ramsey to negotiate with five teams in January

2018-12-31T19:00:00Z

Aaron Ramsey is set to negotiate with five teams in January ahead of his contract expiring in June, reports the BBC.

Ramsey will talk to Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as he looks to sign a pre-contract for next season.

Contrary to reports, Ramsey has not agreed to move anywhere yet.

Though he is amenable to departing in January, Arsenal do not believe the fee they could receive is worth losing the depth the midfielder can provide for the rest of the season. 

Chelsea's £113m in transfer sales fuel record turnover

2018-12-31T18:20:29Z

Player sales reaching £113 million ($144m) helped Chelsea record their best ever profits for the year ending June 30 2018.

The Blues have revealed they made £62 million after tax amid turnover of £443.4m.

Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic, Nathan Ake and Juan Cuadrado were among the players to leave the club during the 2017-18 campaign.

Read the full report and whether the accounts comply with FFP regulations here.

Boro land Van La Parra

2018-12-31T17:00:08Z

Rajiv van La Parra has joined Middlesbrough's promotion push for the remainder of the campaign from Huddersfield Town.

The 27-year-old has been left out of the Terriers squad for the last nine Premier League games - despite making 33 top flight appearances last term.

Boro meanwhile are fifth in the Championship, just four points off the automatic promotion places.

Manager Tony Pulis said: “He’s got a promotion with Huddersfield on his CV, he’s played for them in the Premier League and he’s played in the Championship with Wolves so he has a good pedigree.

“I think he will be a really good signing for us and offers something that we’ve been looking for.”

Ajax's Matuiwa to boost De Graafschap's survival bid

2018-12-31T16:40:52Z

Ajax youngster Azor Matusiwa has joined De Graafschap on loan for the rest of the season, the club have confirmed.

The 20-year-old has only made one senior appearance in his career with the Dutch giants.

De Graafschap are bottom of Eredivisie with 12 points from their 17 games, with three points separating them from safety.

PSG target Dortmund's Weigl

2018-12-31T16:05:36Z

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has made Borussia Dortmund defensive midfielder Julian Weigl his priority target in the January transfer window, according to Le Parisien.

The 23-year-old has barely figured for the Bundesliga champions this season, making just four top fight appearances.

Dortmund are unwilling to consider offers for the German, but the Paris club have a €30 million (£26m/$34m) budget to play with and could make a bid next month

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Milan continue Fabregas pursuit

2018-12-31T15:30:59Z

As per Calciomercato

AC Milan remain interested in signing Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea as his future at Stamford Bridge continues to look bleak, according to Tuttosport.

The Spaniard has not played in either of the Blues' last two games but Maurizio Sarri wants him to stay.

Milan are conscious that Fabregas wants to play football on a regular basis and could make a deal happen in January.

Gooch commits to the Black Cats

2018-12-31T15:00:35Z

Lynden Gooch has committed his future to Sunderland until 2022 after signing a new three-and-a-half year contract with the League One side.

The USMNT international has started 20 of the Black Cats' 25 league games this season, scoring five goals and contributing eight assists.

“The club has completely changed since the summer and the manager [Jack Ross] was a big reason for me wanting to stay," said the 23-year-old.

“He has had a big impact on me this season and given me the license to do what I do best. Hopefully I can continue to show the form I have done in the first-half of the season and help us get promoted.”

Baggies nab Holgate

2018-12-31T14:35:34Z

West Brom will sign Mason Holgate on loan for the rest of the season when the transfer window re-opens on January 1.

The 22-year-old has made five Premier League appearances for parent club Everton this season, but has not played since September.

Though he is not eligible to face Blackburn on New Year's Day he could make his debut in the FA Cup against Wigan Athletic.

Lewandowski planning Bayern stay

2018-12-31T14:06:57Z

Poland striker has a contract until 2021

Robert Lewandowski wants to stay at Bayern Munich for the rest of his career, quashing any remaining hope Real Madrid had of signing him.

The Poland international was linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena in the summer, with Chelsea and PSG also said to be in the running.

But the 30-year-old is keen on remaining with the Bavarian giants. Read why he wants to stay with Niko Kovac's side here.

AC Milan targeting Gabbiadini

2018-12-31T13:20:47Z

AC Milan have made moves to sign Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini after failing in their bid to land Luis Muriel, according to Calciomercato.

The Rossoneri had hoped to lure Muriel from Sevilla next month but the Colombia striker has instead chosen to move to Fiorentina.

That has prompted the club to switch their attentions to Gabbiadini, who has fallen out of favour at St Mary's under new Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

 

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Tottenham tracking Hull winger Bowen

2018-12-31T12:35:44Z

Tottenham have sent scouts to watch young Hull winger Jarrod Bowen ahead of a proposed January bid, according to Football.London.

Bowen has scored ten goals for the Tigers this season including six goals and two assists in December alone.

Tottenham are likely to face competition from Leeds and Everton, who have also expressed an interest in signing the talented 22-year-old.

Tottenham below PSG's Rabiot

2018-12-31T11:50:05Z

Tottenham are considered "below" Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to ESPN.

Rabiot's contract expires at the end of the season but is expected to be allowed to leave for around €10million (£8.9million/$11.4million) next month.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old but he has set his sights higher than the north London club, with Barcelona and Juventus rumoured to be among potential suitors.

 

Hernandez unlikely to leave West Ham

2018-12-31T11:15:58Z

West Ham are reluctant to let Javier Hernandez leave the club next month, according to Football.London.

Hernandez is reportedly a target for Valencia as they look to find a replacement for Michy Batshuayi, who is expected to return to parent club chelsea.

However, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is not interested in selling the Mexican striker given the lack of squad depth he currently has in that position.

Modric and Kroos among Inter targets

2018-12-31T10:41:50Z

Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Tony Kroos are among a number high-profile targets for Inter Milan this summer, report Corriere Dello Sport.

Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta is keen to build a side capable of competing for both the Serie A title and the Champions League.

Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Brescia's Sandro Tonali, Cagliari's Nicolo Barella and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin are also believed to be on their shortlist.

 

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Lunin to stay at Leganes

2018-12-31T10:29:11Z

Andreiy Lunin wants to stay at loan side Leganes until the end of the season despite Real Madrid's desire to recall the goalkeeper in January, according to AS.

Los Blancos are considering bringing the Ukrainian back to the Spanish capital amid reports of renewed interest in Keylor Navas.

However, Lunin is settled at Leganes and reluctant to leave, despite spending much of the campaign as back-up to Ivan Cuellar.

Sevilla interested in Mavropanos

2018-12-31T09:32:22Z

Sevilla are keen to sign Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Greece U21 international, who only moved to the Emirates Stadium from PAS Giannina in January, has yet to feature for the Gunners this season due to a groin injury.

As a result new Arsenal boss Unai Emery has yet to see the defender in action, meaning Sevilla may have until at least the end of the season for a decision on his availability.

AC Milan and Inter join race for Godin

2018-12-31T09:05:25Z

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is keen on a move to Serie A with AC Milan and Inter interested in signing the Uruguayan, report Calciomercato.

Godin's Atletico contract expires in the summer and has yet to agree an extension, sparking interest from a number of European clubs.

The defender turned down a switch to Manchester United last summer while Juventus also considered a deal for the Uruguay international before opting to bring Leonardo Bonucci back to Turin.

Ramsey agrees Juventus move

2018-12-31T08:56:54Z

Aaron Ramsey will seal a free transfer move to Juventus when his Arsenal contract expires this summer, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Wales international is believed to have agreed a contract worth in the region of €10million (£8.9million/$11.4million) a year.

Ramsey seems certain to leave Emirates Stadium this summer after the Gunners withdrew their offer of a new deal.

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Marseille interested in Moreno

2018-12-31T08:24:14Z

Marseille are keen on signing Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno in January, according to Le10Sport.

Moreno is expected to leave Anfield after falling out of favour under Jurgen Klopp this season.

Rudi Garcia's side are interested in discussing a deal, but it's believed Moreno would prefer a move to Spain should he leave Merseyside.

Varane keen to spend career in Madrid

2018-12-31T05:36:21Z

Rafael Varane expects to spend his entire career with Real Madrid, according to Don Balon.

The French defender has reportedly told Sergio Ramos of his intentions to remain with the club and continue a partnership that remains among the world's best.

Varane's decision is said to be music to Fiorentino Perez's ears, as the Real Madrid executive sees Varane as a centerpiece for years to come.

Warnock admits Clyne interest

2018-12-31T03:57:25Z

Neil Warnock admitted that Cardiff are interested in Nathaniel Clyne. 

Clyne has made just five appearances for Liverpool as Trent Alexander-Arnold remains the first-choice starter for the Reds.

Warnock says the club have "nine or 10" concrete enquiries at the moment, including Clyne, as the club looks to strenghten in January.

"We spoke about Clyne months ago, but then he got back into the Liverpool team against Manchester United, then they had a few injuries, so things change," he said, according to Sky Sports.

"But honestly, we've got nothing set for any position at the moment, I'm hoping that changes this week."

 

Atlanta United signs Brek Shea

2018-12-31T03:43:42Z

Atlanta United has signed Brek Shea, the club announced on Sunday.

The defender/midfielder joins the reigning MLS Cup champions on a one-year deal following a two-year stint with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

In total, Shea has made 205 MLS appearances while earning 34 caps for the U.S. national team.

“We’re pleased to add a player of Brek’s caliber and versatility to the club,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He has significant experience, playing numerous years in MLS, overseas and for the U.S. Men’s National Team, and will be a great addition to our locker room.”

Manchester City and Real Madrid after Firpo

2018-12-31T02:53:30Z

Manchester City and Real Madrid are tracking Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, according to the Mirror.

Real Madrid see Firpo as a potential long-term replacement for Marcelo while Pep Guardiola is also keeping a close eye on the defender as cover for Benjamin Mendy.

Firpo, who was born in the Dominican Republic, has played for Spain at Under-21 level and is seen as a future Spain international.

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Isco not considering Madrid exit this winter

2018-12-31T01:08:46Z

Despite not finding his place under Santiago Solari Isco claims he is "very happy" at Real Madrid and isn't looking for a move this summer. 

The midfielder has been linked with a host of big clubs, including Juventus, Chelsea and PSG. 

Read the full story on Goal

Inter could have never afforded Ronaldo

2018-12-30T23:45:00Z

Inter director Piero Ausilio says that he does not believe the club would have never been able to afford Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese became available earlier this year, per Tuttosport.

The striker joined Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid after the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign, and has since proved unsurprisingly to be an astute addition to the Scudetto holders.

Ausilio though, in a wide-ranging interview, admitted that Juve’s Milan-based rivals would have not been able to muster the financial power to both sign and retain Ronaldo, despite their interest.

Muriel to snub Milan for Fiorentina

2018-12-30T23:10:00Z

Sevilla striker Luis Muriel is set to swap the La Liga outfit for Fiorentina rather than fellow Serie A side Milan, despite the later having accelerated negotiations, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Columbian is said to have given his word to Stefano Pioli’s side and will seal a move from Spain to Italy to join up with them over their rivals.

The 27-year-old was a member of his country’s squad at the World Cup in Russia, scoring a penalty in their shootout defeat to England in the round of 16.

La Liga trio keen on Everton’s Mina

2018-12-30T22:45:00Z

Everton defender Yerry Mina is of interest to a trio of La Liga outfits who are keen to bring the former Barcelona man back to Spain, per Don Balon.

The Columbia international made the move from the Catalan outfit to the Toffees following a fine World Cup but has seen his time limited by injury.

Real Betis, Real Sociedad and Valencia are all keen on taking the 24-year-old back from Merseyside, but Mina wants to establish himself as a Premier League player under Marco Silva.

Icardi hoping for Man United move this summer

2018-12-30T22:30:00Z

Forward wants to compete on all fronts at Old Trafford

Lack of interest from Real Madrid has Mauro Icardi hoping to make the jump to Manchester United this summer, according to Don Balon

The Inter star wants to be able to compete on all fronts and doesn't see that possibility with the Serie A side. 

His ideal destination was Spain, with Los Blancos, but the club have shown little interest and he is now hoping to earn a move to Old Trafford in the summer

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DeMarcus Beasley re-signs with Houston Dynamo

2018-12-30T22:15:00Z

Veteran United States defender DeMarcus Beasley has re-signed with Houston Dynamo for the 2019 MLS season, for what will be the 20th professional campaign of his career.

The 36-year-old, who has been with the club since halfway through 2014, captained them to the 2018 U.S. Open title this year.

The Indiana native also spent time with PSV Eindhoven, Manchester City and Rangers in Europe.