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Real abandon Dybala chase


Real Madrid have given up trying to bring Juventus' Paulo Dybala to the club, according to Calciomercato.

The Serie A champions want at least €120 million [£106m/$136m] for the Argentina international, with Manchester United also a noted admirer.

But Los Blancos will turn their attention to other targets, with Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar their number one priority.

Relegation clause delaying Newcastle sale


Mike Ashley is holding up the sale of Newcastle United, according to The Daily Mail.

American investors are keen on the club but want a relegation clause to be included in the deal.

They want to be reimbursed if the Toon are relegated this season, but Ashley is holding firm and wants his £300m valuation matched.

Gattuso does not rule out Ibrahimovic to Milan


Gennaro Gattuso refused to rule out a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic after seeing his side scrape a 1-1 draw at Lazio but said his focus is on improving his fifth-placed team's performances.

Reports in recent weeks have linked the Swedish striker with a move back to San Siro after an excellent debut season with the LA Galaxy in MLS.

Gattuso did not dismiss the talk when asked if he were interested in bringing the striker to the club, but also noted the focus must be on the current squad he has at his disposal.

Read the full story on Goal!

Boca vs River shambles explained


The Copa Libertadores has descended into chaos after the second leg of the final was postposed for a second time in as many days.

River Plate fans attacked the bus containing the Boca Juniors squad prior to the deciding tie, with players left injured and traumatised after bottles and bricks were thrown at the vehicle.

Despite the game before postponed by 24 hours, the Boca team were unable to fulfil the fixture due to the viscousness of the attack the previous day.

No date has been set for the return game, with uncertainty growing over whether it will even be staged.

To catch-up with this long-running saga, head to our Goal article which documents how this farce unfolded.

'He probably punished himself'


Victor Lindelof, one of the few positives for Manchester United this season, is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The Swede played through a hamstring injury in the latter stages of the dull 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace.

And Jose Mourinho has confirmed the blow while taking a swing at the Sweden national team in the process.

Read all about it here on Goal

Saints to keep faith with Hughes


Southampton will give manager Mark Hughes the opportunity to turn around their fortunes despite their winless run extending at Fulham.

Saints dropped into the bottom three after losing in Claudio Ranieri's first game in charge at Craven Cottage.

Hughes' men are now nine top flight games without a victory, but according to The Daily Telegraph are not yet ready to sack the coach.

Football director Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter have already been moved on behind the scenes.

Hazard talks up 2019 Chelsea exit


But the Belgian rules out joining PSG in January

Eden Hazard's long-term future at Chelsea remains deeply uncertain after the Belgian talked up leaving the club in 2019.

The winger is yet to commit himself to the Blues, with his current deal due to expire in 18 months time.

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Hazard, while PSG also represent a possible destination.

But Hazard has no plans to return to France - he was previously at Lille - but could yet leave next summer.

Read what he had to say here on Goal.


Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz claim Chiringuito de Mega.

The forward has played twice in the Carabao Cup this season and was a substitute in the Community Shield, but is yet to feature in the Premier League.

Solanke will not move to Rangers


Dominic Solanke will not be joining Rangers on loan in January, reports Talksport.

Steven Gerrard has already brought in Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent from Anfield on a temporary basis and had been heavily linked with Solanke.

Crystal Palace are said to be interested in the England Under-21 international.


Wolves want Balde on loan


Wolves are interested in signing Monaco winger Keita Balde on loan in January, claims the Birmingham Mail.

The 23-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Inter Milan but has made only four starts in the league so far, and reports suggest the deal could be canceled when the transfer window re-opens.

West Ham are apparently interested in signing Balde as well and will compete for his signature.

Higuain to return to Juve


AC Milan may not take up their option of making Gonzalo Higuain a permenant signing for €36 million, Corriere dello Sport are reporting.

Higuain has scored five times in 10 Serie A appearacnces so far this term, but budget restrictions are apparently blocking the Italian side from securing his signature.

It is understood there would still be interest if Milan can agree a lower price with his parent club Juventus.

Chelsea set to cash in on Hazard


Chelsea are prepared to let Eden Hazard leave, according to OK Diario.

The Belgian has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Chelsea are now thought to want to cash in on the 27-year-old.

Hazard's current contract is up in 2020 and apparently the Blues are already planning for life without their number 10. 

Inter plot Pogba bid


Inter Milan are planning a bid for Manchester United's Paul Pogba, reports Tutosport.

Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for the French midfielder but their former CEO, Guiseppe Marotta, wants to hijack the deal and bring Pogba to his new club.

United's long-term target Ivan Perisic and defender Milan Skriniar would be offered as swap for 25-year-old Pogba according to the Mirror.

Warnock eyes Cardiff buys after Everton loss


Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock says that his side’s latest defeat to Everton is a stark reaffirmation that they must strengthen in the January transfer window, according to Wales Online.

The Bluebirds have failed to adapt to life in the Premier League following promotion last season and fell 1-0 to the Toffees on Saturday.

Warnock has now issued a warning that the club must bring in strong recruits if they are to survive in the top-flight past next May.

Messi wants Milinkovic-Savic at Barca


Serbia star is Argentine's preferred choice

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to bring Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to the club as the La Liga side look for a creatively offensive midfielder, reports Don Balon.

Though Frenkie de Jong and Adrien Rabiot are other options for Ernesto Valverde, his Argentine superstar is believed to prefer the Serbia international currently at Lazio.

Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a number of clubs since an impressive World Cup, with Manchester United also believed to be those targeting the 23-year-old.


Arsenal take aim at Brentford defender Konsa


Arsenal look set to dip into the lower leagues as they seek to bring Brentford defender Ezri Konsa to the Emirates Stadium, per The Sun.

The 21-year-old only signed for the Bees in June from Charlton but has caught the eye of the Gunners so far this season.

Konsa was an unused substitute during the 2–1 victory over Mexico in the final of this year's Toulon Tournament for the England under-21 side.

Inter line up Mangala


Inter are interested in bringing out-of-favour Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala to Italy on a loan with a view to a permanent deal, reports The Sun.

The France international has not played since February when he picked up a knee injury and is thought not to be part of Pep Guardiola’s plans at the Etihad Stadium.

With his contract up in the summer, Inter are thought to be keen on a free transfer and would see a loan in Serie A as a good bedding-in phase for the 27-year-old.

Rossi interested in MLS move


Giuseppe Rossi is interested in playing in Major League Soccer with one of the New York teams. 

Rossi has been a free agent since may and told Pro Soccer USA he had been training with the New York Red Bulls and that he would "love to sit down and talk" with a professional club in that area about the possibility of playing for them. 

Everton fighting off German interest in youngster Gordon


Everton boss Marco Silva will continue to fight off interest in Anthony Gordon with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich interested in the youngster, the Liverpool Echo reports

The 17-year-old has been the subject of interest from the German giants, but the Premier League side are not ready to let their star talents leave. 

Man City target USMNT goalkeeper Steffen


Has USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen become a target for Manchester City

According to The Sun, Pep Guardiola wants to make the Columbus Crew star his backup to Ederson following and injury to Claudio Bravo.

The report claims that the 23-year-old is being lined up for a £5 million this winter, with the club confident he can be a future star and are want to make their move before sorting out his work permit issues.

Mourinho to raid West Ham for Arnautovic


Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with his former Inter player Marko Arnautovic, reports the Mirror. 

The Manchester United boss is preparing a bid is excess of £50 million ($64m) for the West Ham forward whom he managed during his treble-winning spell in Italy.

Mourinho was interested in bringing Arnautovic to Old Trafford back in the summer and is now looking to reignite that interest.

Arsenal keen on Genk striker Trossard


Arsenal are making eyes at Genk striker Leandro Trossard, according to the player's agent (via Football London).

The Gunners are hoping to bring in a January replacement for the injured Danny Welbeck who is unlikely to play again this season after breaking his ankle.

Arsenal and Chelsea want Pereira


Arsenal and Chelsea have joined the race for Manchester United'd Andreas Pereira, claims the Mirror

Pereira is keen to stay in the Premier League, and will be available on a free transfer at the end of this season.

Rafa Benitez wanted by Guangzhou


Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is being chased by Guangzhou Evergrande, reports the Sun

The manager could receive up to £10 million ($12.8m) a season should he opt to replace Fabio Cannavaro in China.

De Gea set for PSG move


Goalkeeper could earn £300,000-a-week in France

Manchester United's David de Gea is on the verge of a sensational big-money switch to Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Daily Mail

The Spain goalkeeper is out of contract at the end of the current season, meaning he can sign preliminary terms with overseas clubs from January 1. 

And PSG are ready to swoop with a £300,000-a-week salary offer to make him the best-paid keeper in world football.