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PSG join race for Brescia youngster


PSG are the latest club to be linked with highly-rated Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, reports Calciomercato.

The 19-year-old has been a standout for the Italian outfit this season, and the French champions have now shown an interest in bringing him to Paris, with Juventus, AC Milan and Inter also keen on the youngster.

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Man Utd step up Maddison pursuit


Manchester United have stepped up in their efforts to sign Leicester's James Maddison, and have been sending scouts to watch the midfielder in action, reports the Mirror.

Solskjaer is keen to bolster his attacking options, and is interested in signing the 22-year-old as soon as possible, but admits that it would not be until next summer that they could attempt to lure the player to Old Trafford.

No new contract talks for Calhanoglu


AC Milan are yet to negotiate a new contract for midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, reports Calciomercato.

The Turkey international played a key role for the club last season, but has yet to hit the same heights in a disappointing campaign for the Italian side this time around.

The 25-year-old is on the verge of 100 appearances for Milan, but with no new deal in sight, both Arsenal and Spurs have been put on alert having been linked with the midfielder in recent seasons.

Sancho Solskjaer's 'dream' signing


Jadon Sancho is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 'dream' January transfer, claims the Express.

Man Utd have failed to replace striker Romelu Lukaku after his summer switch to Inter Milan, and the Borussia Dortmund man is reportedly at the top of Solskjaer's list, with the United boss recently suggesting that he will look for a new forward in the next transfer window.

Arsenal told to ditch David Luiz & Sokratis for 'better defenders'


Arsenal have been warned that they will continue to struggle defensively if they do not sign better centre-backs than David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

The Gunners conceded 10 goals in the five Premier League matches the pair had started heading into Monday's clash against Manchester United, and Roy Keane believes they look weak with the pair in the starting XI.

"No matter how brilliant he is, you look at their two centre halves, I don’t care who’s coaching them, they’re not going to improve defensively because I don’t think they’re good defenders," Keane said on Sky Sports.

"I don’t think they smell danger, I don’t think they enjoy defending. And that’s up to the manager himself, get better defenders."

Ex-Valencia boss Marcelino rejects Sporting CP offer


Just two weeks after he was sacked by Valencia, Marcelino has passed up the chance to return to coaching with Portuguese side Sporting.

The 54-year-old was relieved of his duties by the Spanish side on September 11 and said it was his Copa del Rey final victory over Barcelona that led to his dismissal.

Goal understands he was offered a job in the Primeira Liga, with Sporting presenting him a two-year contract, but the Spaniard has turned them down.

Vertonghen quiet on expiring Tottenham contract


Jan Vertonghen is staying quiet on whether he will sign a new contract with Tottenham.

The centre-back's deal expires at the end of the season and the club hope to convince him to extend his stay.

But Vertonghen says the uncertainty over his future is no distraction and that he is still considering his options.

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AC Milan eye Nice star Lusamba


AC Milan have set their sights on Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba, according to Calciomercato

The 22-year-old has impressed in his five Ligue 1 appearances for Patrick Vieira's team and has a contract that runs until 2021.

But he has already caught the eye of several top teams and Milan are just the latest to join the list.

Cardiff must pay Nantes €6m for Sala


Cardiff City have been ordered to pay Nantes €6 million (£5m/$6.5m) for the late Emiliano Sala.

The striker became Cardiff's record signing when a deal was struck with the Ligue 1 club in January.

But, before he made an appearance for City, the plane carrying Sala from France to Wales crashed and he was killed, along with pilot David Ibbotson.

Cardiff claimed the agreement to pay Nantes a £15m ($18m) fee was not legally binding, but the FIFA Players' Status Committee said on Monday the €6m Nantes should receive from Cardiff is "corresponding to the first instalment due". 

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Everton chasing Hamilton


Everton have identified Hamilton defender Jamie Hamilton as a potential January signing as they look to bolster their defensive options, reports the MailOnline.

The 17-year-old caught the eye of many after starring for his club in the UEFA Youth League and for the Scotland Under-17 side, and is reportedly wanted by the Toffees, who will have to fight off competition from several other Premier League clubs.

Mertens set to leave as free agent next summer


Napoli’s Dries Mertens could leave the club for free next summer, claims Calciomercato.

The Belgian forward is keen to remain in Naples, but contract talks with the club have stalled, with president Aurelio De Laurentiis hesitant to reward the 32-year-old with a new deal.

Mertens is the club's top scorer this season with four league goals, having also netted from the penalty spot in their Champions League opening day victory over Liverpool.

Wenger to AC Milan?


AC Milan have named Arsene Wenger on a list of potential replacements for current boss Marco Giampaolo, who is under pressure after a poor start to the season, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

The former Arsenal manager completes a lengthy list that also includes Claudio Ranieri, Luciano Spalletti and Massimiliano Allegri, with the club 16th in the table after just two wins from their opening six games.

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Barca considering Piatek move


Barcelona are considering a move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, reports Sempre Milan.

The Polish international only made the switch to Milan in January of this year after a brief but successful spell at Genoa, and the 24-year-old is now being touted as a replacement for Luis Suarez, with RB Leipzig's Timo Werner and Getafe's Jaime Mate also being considered.

Milner to stay another year?


Jurgen Klopp believes versatile midfielder James Milner will stay with the club for another season, with the 33-year-old in the final year of his current contract.

Milner has played a key role in the club's recent success and, according to the Express, his manager is confident that the former Man City and Newcastle man will remain with the European champions for at least another year.

Juve planning Premier League raid


Juventus have set their sights on Premier League talent, and will look to make a move for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Christian Erkisen, along with Chelsea’s Willian.

According to Calciomercato, the Old Lady are looking to sign all three on a free transfer next summer, having already taken the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Emre Can from Arsenal and Liverpool respectively in recent seasons.

‘Southgate won’t swap England for Spurs any time soon’


Three Lions boss to take Premier League post?

Gareth Southgate will not be swapping England for Tottenham any time soon, says Sam Allardyce, as Mauricio Pochettino would need a bigger draw than Manchester United to leave Spurs.

The former Three Lions boss has told talkSPORT: “I can’t see him going before the Euros and I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment.”

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Barcelona revive interest in Willian


Barcelona are once again exploring the prospect of landing Chelsea winger Willian, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Liga giants were keen on the Brazilian before he moved to Stamford Bridge and are ready to make a move if no extension is agreed to a contract in west London which is due to expire in the summer of 2020.

'There are certainly clubs interested in Kane'


Transfer interest in Harry Kane could disrupt Tottenham's long-term chances of keeping their team together, according to Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

He has said: "The question is whether they can keep this top team together for a long time, because Christian Eriksen's contract expires next year.

"There are certainly also clubs that are interested in Harry Kane."

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Tension mounting at Barcelona


Tension between players and the club's board is mounting at Barcelona, claims ESPN.

Leading figures at Camp Nou, including Gerard Pique, are said to be disappointed at the actions of certain off-field staff and the inability of the Liga giants to re-sign Neymar over the summer.

Talks are now being planned in an effort to restore peace.

Arsenal block USWNT approach for Montemurro


Arsenal have blocked an approach from the United States women's national team for Arsenal Women's head coach Joe Montemurro, according to ESPN.

Montemurro had expressed an interest in the position, but he signed a long-term contract extension with the Gunners in 2018.

The USWNT are after a new head coach after Jill Ellis stepped down following back-to-back World Cups.

Cavani ready for PSG exit


Edinson Cavani is reportedly considering running down his Paris Saint-Germain contract and leaving the Ligue 1 giants, according to L'Equipe.

The Uruguayan striker, 32, has just one year left on his deal and is thinking about a new challenge, with no extension in sight.

There have been reports linking him with a move to Inter Miami - David Beckham's MLS franchise club.

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Celtic and Rangers eye Shankland


Celtic and Rangers are reportedly monitoring Lawrence Shankland, according to the Daily Record.

The Dundee United striker, 24, has enjoyed a stunning to start to the season in Scotland's second tier, hitting eight goals from just five league games.

He also has two goals from his four League Cup appearances, taking him to double figures for the season already.

McAuley retires following Rangers departure


Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley has retired from football at the age of 39.

The former West Brom centre-back left Rangers in the summer after his contract expired and has called time on his career.

He made over 500 career appearances and scored 44 goals, with over 200 games in the Premier League.

West Ham to demand £100m for Rice


West Ham are reportedly set to demand £100m (€112.7m/$123.1m) for Declan Rice, according to the Daily Express.

The Hammers want to keep their young asset and hope that the size of the fee will put off the likes of Manchester United, who are thought to have shown interest.

Rice still has four years on his contract and does not appear to be pushing for a move, which would make negotiations difficult for any potential suitors.

Man Utd to sell £20m Henderson


Manchester United are reportedly interested in selling Dean Henderson this summer, according to The Sun.

The young goalkeeper is on loan at Sheffield United, but his parent club do not see a future for him and are hoping to earn around £20m (€22.5m/$24.6m) from his sale.

United recently tied David de Gea down to a new contract, and with Sergio Romero as deputy, another goalkeeper is not needed.

'Rooney didn’t want to leave Man Utd for City'


David Moyes admits Wayne Rooney wanted out of Manchester United when he arrived at the club, but Manchester City was never an option for the England captain.

The former Red Devils boss told beIN Sports: “Wayne was looking to get away when I joined Manchester United, and I was aware of that when I joined the club, that he was looking to change club."

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PSV want Chong loan


PSV are keen on taking Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong on loan, claims The Sun.

The 19-year-old forward is part of the first-team fold at Old Trafford, but a leading outfit back in his native Netherlands can offer him more regular game time.

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Dalglish suggests Gerrard could be next Liverpool manager


Jurgen Klopp is “going nowhere” at Liverpool, says Reds legend Kenny Dalglish, but Steven Gerrard is putting himself in contention to be a suitable successor when the day comes for change to be made, according to The Sunday Post.

Klopp is tied to a contract until 2022, but has suggested that - when he finally leaves Merseyside - Gerrard would be his pick to take over.

Dalglish can see why such a call would be made, given Gerrard's positive first foray into management at Ibrox, but he cannot see a passing of the baton taking place any time soon.

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Sancho's future undecided – Zorc


Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said no decision has been made on the future of reported Manchester United target Jadon Sancho, according to Kicker.

Dortmund star Sancho continues to be linked with a big-money move to Premier League giants United, who have reportedly identified the England international as a top potential addition.

The Red Devils tried to lure Sancho to Old Trafford during the off-season, however, they were unsuccessful in bringing the 19-year-old back to England after he left Manchester City for Dortmund in 2017.

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Man City eye Soyuncu


Manchester City are reportedly considering a January move for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu, according to Fotospor.

Pep Guardiola's side have been depleted defensively as injury has robbed them of Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, while their failure to replace Vincent Kompany has left them with a centre-half partnership of Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho.

As a result, they are watching the Leicester City defender closely, who has impressed since filling the void left by Harry Maguire.

Arsenal consider Ozil loan


Arsenal are reportedly considering loaning out Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has been reluctant to use the playmaker since replacing Arsene Wenger, with the 30-year-old playing just 71 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.

It is thought that Arsenal would even be willing to subsidise a portion of the German's massive £350k-per-week wages.

Blockbuster A-League marquees no longer a focus, says FFA


A-League clubs are moving their focus away from signing superstar players and instead looking to bring through young Australian players, according to FFA head of leagues Greg O'Rourke.

The shift comes ahead of the new season, which begins on October 12, with a notable lack of big-name signings like Melbourne Victory's capture of Keisuke Honda prior to last campaign.

In the past, the A-League has seen the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Dwight Yorke and Shinji Ono star in the competition, but O'Rourke sees clubs prioritising youth development and looking to make smart foreign signings.

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Solskjaer confirms Man Utd are looking to sign a striker


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the struggling Premier League giants intend to solve their striker crisis during the January transfer window.

United have struggled for goals and creativity since sanctioning the exits of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, with the Red Devils languishing in 11th position ahead of Monday's showdown against Arsenal.

Solskjaer's side were linked to Juventus pair Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho and Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams before the window shut.

Speculation continues to link United with Mandzukic and Sancho, while Lyon's Moussa Dembele has emerged as another option, with Leicester City's James Maddison also a reported target in Solskjaer's pursuit of creativity.

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Allegri tipped to replace Giampaolo at Milan


AC Milan would like to tempt Massimiliano Allegri from his sabbatical if they do part ways with under-fire caoch Marco Giampaolo.

Milan have lost four of their first six Serie A games this year, most recently being outclassed by Fiorentina, and pressure is mounting on the ex-Sampdoria coach.

If he is let go then Calciomercato believes the hierarchy at San Siro would target the former Juventus boss.

AC Milan director Maldini gives Giampaolo backing


AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini insists the club will make no knee-jerk reactions in regards to head coach Marco Giampaolo's future.

Pressure is growing on the coach after his side suffered another defeat in Serie A on Sunday and reports in Italy suggest they are considering sacking him.

And while Maldini feels the team are in a dire situation, he believes Giampaolo should be given a chance to turn it all around.

"We chose the coach, we will defend him, it is right to give him some time," he said. "We knew there were some problems that we'd run into, although obviously we didn't expect to lose four of the first six games, but also the quality of the football is unsatisfactory.

"Right now, it might look like a tunnel with no light, but as our coach said, the way out is with hard work."

Celtic & Rangers track Dundee United star


Celtic and Rangers are both monitoring Dundee United star Lawrence Shankland, Daily Record reports.

Both clubs had scouts present at the Scottish Championship side's 6-0 win over Morton, in which Shankland scored a hat-trick.

The 24-year-old just joined United from Ayr in the summer and has already scored 10 goals in 10 appearances this season.

Celta set to sack Escriba


Fran Escriba is on the verge of losing his job as Celta coach, Marca says.

Celta have won just one of their seven La Liga matches this season and sit a place above the relegation zone.

Although his contract runs until 2021, the board are considering letting him go, but could give him one more game to change their mind.

Conte wants Man Utd's Matic at Inter


Midfielder could reunite with ex-Chelsea boss but Juventus also want him

Inter have set their sights on Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, Calciomercato says.

The midfielder has featured in each of the Red Devils' last three Premier League matches and captained them to victory in their Europa League opener against Astana.

But the 31-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season and Inter are considering swooping in to reunite him with his former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. But the Nerazzurri could face competition from Juventus, who were linked with him earlier this month.

Juventus want Meunier & Can swap with PSG


Juventus will offer Emre Can to Paris Saint-Germain in exchange for full-back Thomas Meunier in January, according to Tuttosport.

The Serie A side are determined to sign the Belgium international, who will be available for free next summer.

Juve hope to get him in January, instead, and hope offering to send Can to the French capital will be enough to persuade PSG to let Meunier go.

Gattuso set for Genoa talks


Gennaro Gattuso could be on his way back into management with Genoa, Sky Sport in Italy reports.

The Serie A side have reached out to the former AC Milan midfielder and coach in the wake of their 4-0 defeat to Lazio.

A change of coach looks imminent and they are expected to meet with Gattuso when he returns to Italy from a trip to Russia on Monday.

Man Utd consider Mandzukic bid


Manchester United are considering a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in the January transfer window.

The 33-year-old striker almost joined the Old Trafford side in the summer but they could not reach an agreement, while United also tried to sign Paulo Dybala from Juve.

Mandzukic was in talks with Qatari side Al Rayyan but talks were brought to an end this week, ensuring he will remain at Juve.

And Goal understands that United could swoop in for him in the next transfer window.