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Reyes set to depart Miami

2020-12-30T22:30:28Z

Andres Reyes will not return to Inter Miami as his loan expires this winter, reports El Deportivo

Reyes started 13 games for Inter Miami, but the club will not exercise their purchase option on the defender.

The defender will return to Colombian side Atletico Nacional, who have yet to determine if he will stay with the club or be sold this winter.

FC Cincy add goalkeeper Cropper

2020-12-30T22:00:32Z

FC Cincinnati have signed goalkeeper Cody Cropper, the club confirmed.

Cropper heads to Cincy after previously featuring for the New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo.

The 27-year-old has also previously been on the books at Southampton and MK Dons.

Schalke looking to bring in Kolasinac

2020-12-30T21:30:57Z

Schalke are looking to bring Sead Kolasinac back to the club, reports Sky Sports.

The German club would look to sign the defender on loan as the fullback would make the temporary move from Arsenal.

Kolasinac would like to seal a return to his former club, where he played from 2011-17.

Ronaldo hoping to play for 'many years' more

2020-12-30T20:45:47Z

Cristiano Ronaldo says he has no intention of retiring any time soon as he says he expects to play for "many years".

The Juventus star is set to turn 36 in February, but he insists he has no intention to slow down.

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Arsenal keen on Isco loan

2020-12-30T20:20:35Z

The midfielder could be set to end his long stay at Real Madrid

Arsenal are aiming to land Real Madrid midfielder Isco on a short-term loan in January, reports The Telegraph.

The 28-year-old has only started three league games this season and could be looking for a fresh challenge elsewhere.

Mikel Arteta is looking to add creativity to his goal-shy Gunners side in the transfer window next month. 

Wilshere wants MLS move

2020-12-30T19:55:17Z

Free agent midfielder Jack Wilshere is aiming for a move to Major League Soccer, reports The Times.

The ex-Arsenal star, who turns 29 on Friday, has been without a club since his contract with West Ham was terminated in October.

Wilshere is staying in shape currently by training with Championship side Bournemouth.

Barca presidential candidate makes Haaland promise

2020-12-30T19:30:14Z

Erling Haaland will become a Barcelona player if Emili Rousaud wins the club's presidential elections, according to the candidate's advisor.

Haaland has scored an impressive 33 times in 32 games in all competitions for Dortmund since making the move in January.

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Sounders set to bring back Joao Paulo

2020-12-30T18:40:46Z

The Seattle Sounders appear set to bring back midfielder Joao Paulo, reports Pulso Sports.

The Brazilian midfielder was on loan from Brazilian club Botafogo in 2020 as he helped the club reach the MLS Cup finale.

Paulo had two goals and five assists in 19 matches for the Sounders this season.

'Liverpool need to sign a centre-back or kiss the title goodbye!'

2020-12-30T18:20:56Z

John Aldridge says that Liverpool must complete a deal for a centre-back in January if they hope to contend for a second consecutive Premier League crown.

The Reds are without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez due to long-term injuries, while Joel Matip has battled injury issues this season as well.

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Villarreal complete signing of Capoue

2020-12-30T17:50:37Z

Villarreal have completed the signing of Etienne Capoue from Watford.

Capoue has signed a deal that runs through June 2023 and will be eligible to debut as soon as January 4.

The French midfielder spent five-and-a-half seasons with Watford after joining from Tottenham, making 181 appearances.

Juventus closing in on Genoa midfielder Rovella

2020-12-30T17:30:26Z

Juventus are nearing a deal for Genoa midfielder Nicolo Rovella, Goal can confirm.

The 19-year-old has racked up seven Serie A appearances for Genoa this season, drawing the eye of the Serie A champions.

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Barcelona won't loan out Puig and will extend contract

2020-12-30T16:59:23Z

Atalanta confirm Maehle signing

2020-12-30T16:30:56Z

Atalanta have confirmed the signing of Joakim Maehle from Genk.

Genk announced last week that the 23-year-old right-back had signed a five-year deal with the Italian club and the Serie A side have announced he has passed a medical and is officially an Atalanta player.

Inter still want Zaniolo but he prefers Roma stay

2020-12-30T16:00:13Z

Nicolo Zaniolo has no intention of returning to Inter any time soon.

The Nerazzurri want to bring the midfielder back to San Siro, having watched him shine in the capital since his move in 2018.

But Calciomercato reports Roma have no interest in selling him and the 21-year-old wants to extend his contract with the club.

Chelsea pause academy loans ahead of FA Cup clash

2020-12-30T15:29:26Z

Chelsea have stopped discussions on loan moves for academy players until mid-January to allow Frank Lampard to select as many Under-23s stars as possible for the FA Cup third-round clash with Morecambe.

Tino Anjorin, Henry Lawrence and Lewis Bate are among the youngsters who will likely start against the League Two side at Stamford Bridge on January 10.

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Getafe confirm Alena & Kubo interest

2020-12-30T15:00:17Z

Getafe president Angel Torres has confirmed the club's interest in Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena and Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo.

While Getafe are interested in bringing either player to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in January, Torres admits the club's financial situation could make it difficult.

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Hernandez to leave Aberdeen for Atlanta

2020-12-30T14:30:11Z

Aberdeen player Ronald Hernandez is close to joining Atlanta United, according to Daily Record.

The Venezuelan only joined the Scottish side in January but is ready to leave with an MLS move looking imminent.

Napoli working on Emerson loan deal

2020-12-30T14:00:00Z

Napoli are working on a loan deal for Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri - according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Italian giants have a good relationship with the Blues after previous transfers involving Jorginho and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Napoli are hoping to bring Emerson in on a temporary contract in January, with the Italy international currently struggling for game time at Chelsea.

Mertesacker trying to lure Rekik to Arsenal

2020-12-30T13:30:00Z

Gunners closing in on Hertha starlet

Per Mertesacker is trying to lure Omar Rekik to Arsenal from Hertha Berlin - according to BILD.

The Gunners academy manager has played a key role in negotiations to sign the 19-year-old, who looks set to make a €600,000 move to Emirates Stadium in 2021.

Rekik has featured prominently in Hertha's second-string side this season, but as it stands, he will drop into the free agency pool next summer.

Milik not in line to replace Costa at Atletico

2020-12-30T13:00:00Z

Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik is not in line to replace Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid - according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Los Rojiblancos are on the lookout for a new forward after agreeing to terminate Costa's contract earlier this week.

Milik is no longer on Atletico's list of targets, however, with Napoli's €15 million (£14m/$18m) asking price for the Poland international deemed too expensive.

Alena eager to leave Barca

2020-12-30T13:00:00Z

Carles Alena is eager to leave Barcelona in the winter transfer window - according to RAC 1.

Getafe are among a long list of teams interested in signing the 22-year-old on loan when the market reopens.

Alena has been restricted to just two La Liga appearances for Barca this term.

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I would swap Dybala for Kane instead of Pogba - Capello

2020-12-30T12:00:00Z

Fabio Capello has admitted he would like to see Harry Kane join Juventus, and that he'd swap Paulo Dybala for the Tottenham striker instead of Paul Pogba.

Dybala has been heavily linked with a move away from Juve in recent weeks, with the attacker yet to commit to fresh terms at the Allianz Stadium.

Goal has reported that the Argentine turned down the chance to extend his stay at the Allianz Stadium beyond 2022 over the summer, with the Bianconeri's offer deemed too low by both the player and his representatives.

Read the full story here.

Arsenal interested in Eriksen

2020-12-30T11:40:00Z

Gunners set sights on ex-Tottenham star

Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen is the subject of interest from Arsenal - according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Gunners have identified the 28-year-old, who has struggled in Italy since leaving Tottenham in January, as a potential target, but must get Mesut Ozil off their books before signing another midfielder.

Paris Saint-Germain has been mooted as the most likely next destination for Eriksen, with Inter keen to sell the Denmark international in the winter market.

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AC Milan plot January bid for Simakan

2020-12-30T11:00:16Z

AC Milan are lining up a move for Mohamed Simakan in January, Sky Sport reports.

The Serie A leaders want to strengthen in the centre of defence and see the 20-year-old Strasbourg star as an ideal candidate.

The San Siro side are also on the hunt for a midfielder.

Man Utd line up January move for Norwich star Aarons

2020-12-30T10:31:41Z

Arsenal and Tottenham failed to sign full-back in summer window

Manchester United are considering a January bid for Norwich defender Max Aarons, Daily Express reports.

Arsenal and Tottenham tried to sign the right-back in the summer but were knocked back by the Championship side, while Barcelona have also been credited with interest in him.

United want to increase competition on the right side of defence and Aarons is at the top of their list of targets.

RB Leipzig make move for Aston Villa youngster

2020-12-30T10:00:22Z

RB Leipzig hope to sign Jaden Philogene-Bidace from Aston Villa next month.

Football Insider claims the Bundesliga side have approached the English club about the 18-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

Juventus want Llorente back

2020-12-30T09:30:05Z

Juventus are eager to bring Fernando Llorente back to the club in January.

The Spain international has been stuck on the bench at Napoli this season and hopes to leave when the January transfer window opens.

With Juve looking to invest in their attack, Tuttosport reports that they could be reunited very soon.

Liverpool cool interest in Skriniar

2020-12-30T09:00:00Z

Liverpool have cooled their interest in Inter defender Milan Skriniar - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Reds had been weighing up a January move for the Slovakian centre-back amid a defensive injury crisis which has seen Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez sidelined with long-term knocks.

However, Liverpool have been put off by Inter's £54 million ($73m) valuation of Skriniar, and will turn their attention to alternative targets.

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Villa ready to loan out Guilbert

2020-12-30T08:30:00Z

Aston Villa are ready to send Frederic Guilbert out on loan - according to Football Insider.

The Lions do not wish to sell the 26-year-old outright, but are open to sanctioning his temporary departure so he can take in some regular playing time.

Guilbert has only featured in two games for Villa this season, both of which came during their EFL Cup campaign.

Genoa close in on Lazio defender Vavro

2020-12-30T08:00:00Z

Genoa are closing in on the signing of Lazio defender Denis Vavro - according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 24-year-old will move to Luigi Ferraris Stadium on an initial loan deal, with a €15 million (£14m/$18m) option to buy included in the agreement.

Vavro is no longer in Lazio's plans, and could head to Genoa to complete a medical later this week.

Fosu-Mensah set for Man Utd exit

2020-12-30T07:30:00Z

Timothy Fosu-Mensah looks set to leave Manchester United in January - according to Football Insider.

The 22-year-old has been offered the chance to extend his stay at Old Trafford by three-and-a-half years, but has yet to accept the club's terms.

Fosu-Mensah, who will drop into the free agency pool next summer as it stands, seems to be weighing up his options amid interest from Marseille and Hertha Berlin.

Arsenal's transfer plans won't change despite back-to-back wins, declares Arteta

2020-12-30T05:00:00Z

Mikel Arteta's January business will not change due to Arsenal's past two results, although Bukayo Saka continues to provide the creative spark the Gunners need.

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South Africa star Zungu feels ‘lucky’ to be playing for Rangers

2020-12-30T04:00:00Z

Bongani Zungu said he feels lucky to be playing for Rangers and his experience in the Scottish Premiership has been awesome.

The 28-year-old secured a temporary move to the Ibrox Stadium in search for top-flight football following Amiens relegation from the Ligue 1 last season.

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Pochettino closer to PSG appointment

2020-12-30T03:00:43Z

Mauricio Pochettino is closing on a return to football at the helm of Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Daily Mail

The Argentine is in advanced negotiations with the Ligue 1 giants following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel on Tuesday.

Chicago Red Stars acquire USWNT winger Pugh from Sky Blue FC

2020-12-30T02:00:50Z

The Chicago Red Stars have acquired U.S. national team forward/winger Mallory Pugh and midfielder Sarah Killion Woldmoe in a trade from Sky Blue FC.

In exchange, Sky Blue will receive the fourth and eighth overall selections in the 2021 NWSL Draft, a conditional first round pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft and an international slot for 2021 and 2022.

For Pugh, it is her second trade within the space of a year after joining Sky Blue from the Washington Spirit in January. Due to injury and a reduced schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic, the World Cup winner made just one appearance for Sky Blue.

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Hernandez to swap Aberdeen for Atlanta

2020-12-30T01:00:07Z

Venezuela international Ronald Hernandez is to cut short his stay in Aberdeen in order to move to Atlanta United, reports the Evening Express

The right-back has made just three starts since landing in Scotland and was given leave to return home to his family over the festive period.

Juventus in talks for Rovella

2020-12-29T23:55:35Z

Juventus have entered talks over Genoa youngster Nicolo Rovella, reports Gianluca Di Marzio (per Football Italia). 

The Italy Under-21 international is unsettled at his current club, who would rather cash in now than wait until his contract expires in June.

Dortmund swoop for 'New Sancho' at Man City

2020-12-29T23:45:44Z

City will insist on buyback clause for Braaf

Borussia Dortmund are looking to repeat the transfer coup achieved with Jadon Sancho once more, according to Bild

Jayden Braaf, 18, has come under the spotlight at Signal Iduna Park after shining, like Sancho, in the Manchester City youth system. 

City are likely to demand up to €10 million for the youngster, as well as insisting that a buyback clause is included in any deal.

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Milan to make Zaha approach

2020-12-29T23:25:36Z

Milan are considering a January move for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha, reports the Mirror

Mauricio Pochettino, who is a long-time admirer of the striker, could also renew his interest at prospective new employers PSG.

Arteta addresses Isco speculation

2020-12-29T23:15:33Z

Mikel Arteta is keeping quiet on Arsenal's transfer plans amid talk that Real Madrid's Isco could be heading to north London. 

"The last few results won't change our approach to the window. And obviously we can't talk about any individual players," the manager told reporters following the Gunners' 1-0 defeat of Brighton on Tuesday, per the Mirror