Sao Paulo's Caio was on brink of Barca move
Caio, 25, was approached by the Catalans with an eye to a move in January to cover the club's injury-hit defence.
But despite agreeing terms, the Brazilian ultimately lost out to Jeison Murillo, who was preferred by coach Ernesto Valverde.
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The German midfielder is reported to have registered on the transfer radar of countryman Jurgen Klopp ahead of the January window.
'Ronaldo only wanted to play for Juventus'
Mendes told Rai Sport: "I want to make it clear that the idea started with the player himself. Ronaldo told me he only wanted to play for Juventus."
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The Blues are hopeful of taking control of Higuain's loan, with him currently at San Siro, and are prepared to offer Alvaro Morata to Milan in return.
Chelsea also hold an interest in Lyon's Nabil Fekir, along with Callum Wilson of Bournemouth.
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PSG plan Rabiot replacement
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Allan as a long-term replacement for Adrien Rabiot.
The French midfielder is set to leave the Parc des Princes next summer when his contract expires, and according to Courier dello Sport, Napoli’s Allan could be signed in his stead at the end of the season.
PSG could even be tempted to sign the Brazilian in January, should they find a buyer for Rabiot when the window opens next month.
Madrid, Barca and Bayern monitoring Sancho
Three of Europe’s biggest sides are keeping tabs on Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
So too have Bayern, and the current Bundesliga champions could try and swoop in for yet another of Dortmund’s top talents.
However, any deal potential deal for the England international would likely have to wait until the summer.
Ronaldo contacted Juve, claims agent
The Portuguese International moved to Juventus last summer for €100m.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has claimed his client initiated transfer talks with Juventus himself earlier this year.
Speaking to Rai Sport, Mendes said: “In January 2018, I and the few people who knew what was happening thought it would be very difficult to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Juve.
“However, I want to make it clear that the idea started with the player himself.
“Ronaldo told me he only wanted to play for Juventus. That’s where it began and I was in talks with the Bianconeri directors for months, so we all know how those negotiations ended up.
Fred to remain at United
Manchester United midfielder Fred has no intentions to leave the club, said his agent, and former Arsenal star, Gilberto Silva.
Fred joined the Red Devils last summer for a deal estimated at around £52m, but has struggled to hold down a regular place in the side leading to speculation he could leave United soon.
However, Silva told the Daily Star: “The fact that he (Fred) is not playing makes him anxious, but what I say to him is that he must keep working hard on a daily basis, he should be patient because the club is going through a delicate moment.
“But there is no chance of him leaving United. He has a five-year contract.”
Valverde explains reasons behind Murillo loan move
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has revealed Jeison Murillo only joined the club due to financial constraints.
The Colombian moved to the Nou Camp on a temporary loan to help deal with Barca’s defensive injury crisis.
As reported in Spanish outlet Sport, Valverde admitted, “If we had €100 million to sign it would have been different.
“We are in a delicate moment with our centre-backs and so far we have managed it well, but we don't know how it will go going forward,” he added.
Arsenal and PSG in swap deal for Ozil?
Former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves believes the Gunners could offload Mesut Ozil to PSG in January with Adrien Rabiot in coming the other direction.
“I think PSG could be an option for him (Ozil),” Groves told the Daily Star.
“One, they can pay his wages, but two, they’ve got the lad Adrien Rabiot. Emery likes him because he plays in the ten role but also works hard.
“He’s at an impasse with PSG at the moment because he won’t a sign a new contract and he can talk to clubs on January 1st.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a little swap deal on the cards.”
Benitez looking for ‘right players’ in January
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has met with club director Lee Chanley to discuss transfer dealings in January, but insists he will not panic buy in next month’s window.
“I was talking with Lee – my communication is with Lee,” said Benitez, as reported in the Shields Gazette.
“It’s what I said before – business as usual. No news. We’re just working on players and trying to be sure that we have the right names, and that’s it. We’re looking for the right players.
“January is a very difficult window. You have to be very precise. You have to find the player – after you can discuss the price,” he added.
Tuchel: Rabiot was dropped due to performance
Adrien Rabiot simply lost his place at Paris Saint-Germain but "nothing broke" between the midfielder and Thomas Tuchel, according to the coach.
Sporting director Antero Henrique blasted Rabiot earlier in the week, claiming he misled the team, while Rabiot's mother, who serves as her son's agent, said there was no going back after the dispute.
Rabiot is suspended from the team, but Tuchel claims the midfielder being dropped prior – his last start was December 5 – had to do with performance and not anything else.
Ibrahimovic to receive biggest-ever MLS salary
The star is in line to receive between $7 million (£5.5m) and $7.5m, which could top Kaka's previous record salary of $7.17m.
FC Dallas sign centre-back from Gremio
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Dallas did use targeted allocation money to complete the deal for the 25-year-old centre-back.
“We are thrilled to be able to bolster our back line with a versatile player like Bressan,” FC Dallas President Dan Hunt said in a statement. “He has experience on the biggest stages of soccer in South America and we think his presence and technical ability as a defender will translate well to the style of play in MLS.”
Sarri: Loftus-Cheek can be Chelsea star
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri backed midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to develop into a "great player" at the club, even if the Italian conceded he will be more important "in the future".
Loftus-Cheek has only made one Premier League start this season, but he has made the most of his opportunities given in the Europa League, where he has made five starts.
Despite not having him in his preferred XI for the Premier League, Sarri feels Loftus-Cheek can become a star at Chelsea, and appeared to rule out any chance of the midfielder making a loan move in January.
Caio was close to Barca move
Injuries had prompted Barcelona's interest, with Sao Paolo having agreed to a six-month loan move with the La Liga champions.
However, Ernesto Valverde decided at the last moment he preferred Jeison Murillo due to his experience in La Liga, though Barcelona remain interested in Caio.
Puel's job in danger at Leicester
Puel met with the club's chiefs after their 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, with the Foxes having only won two of their last eight games in all competitions.
Bayern have agreement with Pavard
The Stuttgart defender has a €35 million (£32m/$40m) release clause which can be triggered next summer.
However, there is a possibility Bayern will be willing to pay more in order to land Pavard in January.
Weah nears Strasbourg move
The United States international has not received much first-team action this season with the Ligue 1 leaders and is interested in trying to land more playing time.
PSG wants Weah to play as well, so they will agree to a short-term move with their fellow Ligue 1 side.
Juventus will make summer bid for Pogba
The Serie A leaders are undeterred in their pursuit of the midfielder
The club believed they had only a small chance of landing the France international in January anyway, regardless of the strife between player and manager.
Juventus will return in the summer when they hope to be more successful, though much of that will depend on who the Red Devils hire as full-time manager.