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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world

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    Hasselbaink is new Burton boss

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    Pochettino key for Di Maria future

    Angel Di Maria will sign a new deal with PSG should Mauricio Pochettino arrive at the club, Le Parisien reports.

    The midfielder's deal is up at the end of the season and it is expected that he will commit his long-term future to the side.

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    Memphis will not go to Barcelona in January

    Lyon will not sell Memphis Depay to Barcelona in January, Le Parisien reports.

    With Moussa Dembele injured, OL cannot afford to lose any more attacking power.

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    Hodgson plays down Zaha transfer talk

    Roy Hodgson says he is not concerned about the future of Wilfried Zaha despite a fresh round of transfer rumours regarding the Crystal Palace forward.

    Hodgson has grown used to dealing with speculation about the Ivory Coast frontman, who is linked with a move away from Selhurst Park seemingly every transfer window.

    With the January window now open AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain the latest clubs to be linked with a move for the 28-year-old, though Hodgson says no deal is imminent.

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    Messi free to speak to Premier League clubs

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi is now free to discuss terms with any clubs, as his current contract at Camp Nou expires on June 30.

    With less than six months left on his existing deal, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future is up for grabs, with Manchester City, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain thought to be among the leading contenders to sign the 33-year-old.

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    Armstrong signs new Saints deal

    Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong has signed a new contract through to the summer of 2024.
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    Zidane wants Modric and Sergio Ramos contract renewals sorted quickly as he refutes Alaba talk

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants contract renewals sorted quickly for Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez, which he views as a higher priority than any move for David Alaba.

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    Wenger would return to Arsenal 'if needed' but does not 'expect' Gunners comeback

    Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would consider returning to the club, but he does not believe that will be required.

    Get the full story here...

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    Madrid eye Marcelo replacement

    Real Madrid have their eyes set on Sporting CP left-back Nuno Mendes, according to AS.

    With Marcelo's future in Madrid hanging in the balance, the 19-year-old is being eyed up as a long-term successor.

    The player recently extended his deal with Sporting to run until 2025 with a €25 million release clause.

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    Marseille and Benfica interested in Gray

    Marseille and Benfica are eager to sign Demarai Gray this January, The Sun reports.

    The winger has toiled at Leicester and could be allowed to depart on a free transfer to free up wages.

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    Nuno ‘ready to make decisions’ amid Costa and Wijnaldum links

    Wolves boss Nuno says he is “ready to make decisions” in the winter transfer window after seeing his side linked with free agent Diego Costa and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

    The Spain international striker has come onto the market after having his contract terminated at Atletico Madrid, while Wijnaldum is into the final six months of his contract at Anfield.

    Wolves are looking to bring more firepower into their ranks after leading marksman Raul Jimenez was ruled out long-term with a fractured skull.

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    Real in Alaba talks

    Real Madrid hope to step up their talks with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba this week, reports Marca.

    The Austria international is into the final six months of his contract at Bayern and so is now able to sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs.

    Alaba is believed to be keen on a move to the Spanish giants, meaning a deal could be announced in the next few days.

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    Juventus considering January move for Pelle

    Juventus are considering a move for former Italy international Graziano Pelle as they look to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window.

    Goal understands the 35-year-old Shandong Luneng striker has also been offered to a number of other Italian clubs, including current Serie A leaders AC Milan and their city rivals Inter.

    West Ham are also believed to be monitoring the situation, having previously inquired after the striker's services in 2018 before he signed an extension to keep him at Shandong.

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    Bertrand future still uncertain

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    Ryan Bertrand's contract talks with Southampton are reaching a critical phase.

    Goal understands most details of the deal are done but there's one sticking point.

    If the deal collapses then both parties will look for a transfer away given there are just six months left on Bertrand's current contract at St Mary's.

  • Blancos still believe they can land top striker

    Real unfazed by Barca-Haaland rumours

    Real Madrid remain unfazed by the rumours suggesting that Erling Haaland could be lured to Barcelona, reports AS.

    The Blancos have made the Borussia Dortmund striker a top target for 2021 and remain confident that they can fend off rival interest from Clasico foes at Camp Nou.

  • Red Devils remain keen on England winger

    Man Utd expect Sancho asking price to drop

    Manchester remain keen on Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and expect his asking price to drop in 2021, claims 90min.

    The Red Devils missed out on the England international in the last summer transfer window, but they have been undeterred by a dip in form from the 20-year-old and intend to rekindle their interest at some stage in the near future.

  • Reds reveal transfer stance

    Liverpool won’t let Origi go

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    Liverpool are not expecting to part with any senior players during the winter transfer window, reports the Liverpool Echo.

    The likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri have been linked with moves elsewhere, but Jurgen Klopp intends to keep his star-studded squad intact.

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    Chelsea to step up interest in Rice

    Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, claims Express Sport.

    The Blues have been heavily linked with the England international for some time and are now prepared to put a big-money offer on the table.

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    Barca agree Garcia deal

    Barcelona have a deal in place that will see Eric Garcia return to Camp Nou in 2021, claims Fabrizio Romano.

    The promising defender has opted against signing a new contract at Manchester City and will return to his roots at some stage in the near future – most likely over the summer.

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    Man Utd's January transfer targets: Sancho, Upamecano & the names on Solskjaer’s wishlist

    Just two months after the summer window closed amid a flurry of activity from Manchester United, here we are again talking about who could possibly be joining the club in January.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men find themselves in a favourable position in the Premier League, but the Norwegian knows that his squad is not yet complete, meaning there will be more ins and outs over the next few windows.

    What can we expect this coming month? Charlotte Duncker takes a look at who we can expect to be arriving at and leaving Old Trafford this month.

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    Jovic offered route out of Real Madrid by former club

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    Luka Jovic has been offered a route out of Real Madrid by his former club Eintracht Frankfurt.

    Jovic hit 27 goals for Eintracht in 2018-19, and earned a dream move to Real that has since become a nightmare as he struggles for game time, form and goals.

    Eintracht coach Adi Hutter would be open to putting an agreement in place, telling reporters when quizzed on the possibility of snapping up a familiar face: “It is something that has not escaped anyone.

    “He is getting very few minutes at Real Madrid and, surely, he would have nothing against returning to Frankfurt.”

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    Tuchel 'preferred manager for Barca presidential candidate'

    Former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is the preferred choice to be the next Barcelona boss for one of the candidates in the Camp Nou club's presidential elections, according to Bild.

    Tuchel departed the Ligue 1 champions on Christmas Eve but has already been linked with several top jobs across Europe, including Arsenal and Chelsea.

    However he is also said to be the first choice for an unnamed Barca candidate to replace Ronald Koeman. The Blaugrana club elections take place later this month.

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    ‘Arsenal cull has started and deadwood will be cleared’

    Sead Kolasinac marks “the beginning of the cull” at Arsenal, says Perry Groves, with Mikel Arteta backed to have the rest of the Gunners’ “deadwood” cleared out by the end of the season.

    The Gunners cult hero told talkSPORT after seeing Kolasinac head to Schalke: “It’s the beginning of the cull. There’s a lot of players like Mustafi and Sokratis, the deadwood players that will be cleared out at the end of the season.

    “He hasn’t really kicked on. Everyone thought when he came in the side he’s old school and tough. A no-nonsense left-back; but defensively he didn’t think. We’re not short at left-back because [Bukayo] Saka can play everywhere.”

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    Watford sign winger ahead of Manchester United clash

    Watford have confirmed the signing of Danish winger Philip Zinckernagel, who will be available for their FA Cup third round meeting with Manchester United on January 9.

    The 26-year-old moves to the Championship from Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt, for who he was a key player in their league title triumph in 2020.

    Zinckernagel scored 19 goals and assisted a further 18 in just 26 appearances last year, and will wear the No 7 shirt for the Hornets.

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    Arsenal players want Brandt

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    Arsenal's squad are keen to see Julian Brandt added to their ranks, according to Sport Bild.

    The 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder is one of the targets said to have been identified by the Gunner as they seek to bring in more creativity.

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    Man Utd want Dybala as long-term attacking option

    Manchester United are aware that Edinson Cavani is a quick fix at Old Trafford and want Paulo Dybala to be a long-term addition to their attacking ranks, claims the Transfer Window Podcast.

    The Argentina international is yet to commit to a new contract at Juventus, meaning that he could be lured to England at some stage.

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    Madrid must pay €30m for Nkunku

    Real Madrid have, according to Le 10 Sport, been informed that it will cost them €30 million (£27m/$36m) to sign Christopher Nkunku.

    The Blancos remain keen on the 23-year-old midfielder, who has impressed since swapping life at Paris Saint-Germain for that at RB Leipzig.

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    Who will Arsenal offload?

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    Brighton could move for Romero

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    Brighton might look to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero should Mat Ryan leave the club, reports the Daily Mail

    Ryan has been told he can find another club after losing his starting spot and Brighton see Romero as an ideal back-up to bring in. 

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    Liverpool to confirm Bajcetic and Scanlon captures

    Liverpool are set to complete the capture of teenage defenders Stefan Bajcetic and Calum Scanlon.

    The Reds have beaten Manchester United for the signing of Bajcetic from Spanish club Celta Vigo, while they have plucked Scanlon from Championship outfit Birmingham City.

    Both deals are expected to be officially confirmed by the Reds in the new year.

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    West Brom chasing Watmore

    West Brom are hoping to sign Middlesbrough forward Duncan Watmore for free in January, reports the Daily Mail

    Watmore's short-term deal with Middlesbrough is set to expire a few weeks into 2021 and West Brom are ready to pounce on the former Sunderland star. 

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    Pavon at Galaxy crossroads

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    Chelsea circling for Simakan

    Chelsea have expressed their interest in Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, claims le10sport

    The Blues are yet to make a bid for the 20-year-old, who is also attracting interest from AC Milan and Nice. 

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    Garcia agrees to Barca return

    Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has agreed to personal terms over a return to Barcelona, according to The Guardian

    The teenager has turned down a contract extension at the Etihad and it's currently unclear whether he'll head to Camp Nou in January for a fee or leave at the end of the season for nothing. 

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    Man Utd still keen on Grealish

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    Manchester United haven't given up on trying to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, reports the Daily Mail

    Despite refusing to meet his asking price over the summer, the Red Devils are among a number of clubs weighing up future bids for the England attacker. 

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    Spurs planning on Lloris leaving for PSG

    Tottenham believe Hugo Lloris could join former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain and are already lining up possible replacements, according to The Sun

    Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson are two players Spurs are tracking with Lloris entering the final year of his contract. 

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    James set for Man Utd exit

    Daniel James will leave Manchester United in January, claims the Daily Star

    A loan move to West Brom looms as the most likely option, despite previous interest from Leeds United. 

  • The Blues will take aim at the Three Lions skipper

    Man City plot £90m Kane move

    Manchester City are plotting a stunning £90 million ($123m) move for Tottenham striker and England captain Harry Kane, claims the Mail.

    The Three Lions forward, widely considered the linchpin of Jose Mourinho's side, is in the sights of Pep Guardiola as a replacement for Sergio Aguero.

    Kane is yet to win silverware throughout his career, with a Champions League runners-up medal the pick of his honours so far.