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Besiktas set to sign Yilmaz

2019-01-03T22:55:45Z

Turkish side Besiktas are set to bolster their attack with the signing of Burak Yilmaz, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Yilmaz, 33, currently stars for Besiktas' Super Lig rivals Trabzonspor.

Barca step up bids for Rabiot and Todibo

2019-01-03T22:19:43Z

Barcelona have stepped up their efforts to land Ligue 1 pair Adrien Rabiot and Jean-Clair Todibo, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Both the PSG and Toulouse players are out of contract at the end of the season, meaning Barca are free to enter negotiations over free transfers.

In the case of Rabiot, however, the Catalans may face stiff competition from the likes of Juventus and Tottenham over his signature.

Vasco da Gama want FC Dallas midfielder on loan

2019-01-03T22:00:22Z

Brazilian outfit Vasco da Gama are looking to bring Carlos Gruezo in on loan from FC Dallas

Raphael Zarko of Globo Esporte​ reported the interest on Twitter, with the 23-year-old having been a strong contributor to Dallas over the last three years. 

Marseille re-open Balotelli negotiations

2019-01-03T21:45:45Z

Marseille are set to open negotiations back up with Nice, as the club look to land Mario Balotelli. 

France Football claim a meeting has already taken place between key figures from Marseille​ over their winter transfer plans. 

They want to add a striker, and with Juve having pushed back against a move for Moise Kean​, they will now re-open talks with Nice over the Italian. 

FC Cincinnati make offer for Alonso

2019-01-03T21:13:19Z

MLS expansion side FC Cincinnati have made an offer to free agent Osvaldo Alonso, according to MLSsoccer.com

The veteran midfielder has played a major role for the Seattle Sounders over the last decade, and the first-year club is looking to add him on a two-year deal. 

Fulham face uphill battle to sign Gabigol

2019-01-03T20:31:08Z

Inter are prepared to let Gabriel Barbosa go out on loan once more after the youngster relaunched his career in 2018, with Fulham among those leading the way in the battle to sign him.

A move back to Santos saw him rejuvenated over the past 12 months , with Barbosa finishing as Serie A's top scorer with 18 goals to help the Peixe gain a Copa Sudamericana spot.

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Bournemouth target Clyne on loan

2019-01-03T19:55:20Z

Bournemouth are attempting to sign Nathaniel Clyne on loan until the end of the season, reports the Mail.

Cardiff City have also expressed an interest in the 27-year-old, but the Cherries want to swoop for Clyne after Adam Smith and Simon Francis both picked up long-term injuries.

Clyne is struggling to get game time ahead of first-choice right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold at Anfield.

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Newcastle target AC Milan left-back

2019-01-03T19:35:22Z

Newcastle United are looking to sign AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt in January, according to Calciomercato.

The Magpies' boss Rafa Benitez has previously admitted his team will likely face relegation if they do not recruit reinforcements this month.

Laxalt has made 13 appearances for Milan this year after signing from Genoa in August, and is a Uruguay international.

Salt Lake City agree deal for Serie A midfielder

2019-01-03T19:15:13Z

MLS side Salt Lake City are set to sign Everton Luiz from Serie A side SPAL, says Gianluca Di Marzio.

The defensive midfielder from Brazil has made 10 league appearances for SPAL this term and, at 30 years of age, is preparing for a new challenge in the USA.

Arsenal turn attention to Pepe after Under bid rejected

2019-01-03T18:55:12Z

Arsenal are targetting Lille's Nicolas Pepe after pulling out of a bid to sign Cengiz Under from Roma, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The 23-year-old forward has scored 12 times in 19 Ligue 1 appearances so far this term and is renowned for his pace in wide areas.

Arsenal are apparently willing to offer €50 million (£45m/ $57m) for the Ivory Coast international.

Blaszkowski's Wolfsburg contract terminated by mutual consent

2019-01-03T18:35:02Z

Jakub Blaszkowski has parted ways with Wolfsburg after the two parties mutually agreed to terminate his contract.

The midfielder, who signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, has made just one league appearance for the Bundesliga club this season. 

He will now look to find regular first team action elsewhere.

United and Southampton eye Nakajima

2019-01-03T18:15:56Z

Manchester United and Southampton sent scouts to watch Portimonense's striker Shoya Nakajima play Benfica on Wednesday, according to Ojogo.

The Japanese 24-year-old has scored five times and bagged five assists in 13 league appearances this term.

Ronaldo was offered to Napoli

2019-01-03T17:55:05Z

Cristiano Ronaldo was offered to Napoli before making his €100 million (£90m/$114m) move to Juventus.

Sporting director of Napoli, Cristiano Giuntoli, has revealed Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes came to the Naples club before the Old Lady because of his close links to the Azzurri.

However, the financial implications of the deal were ultimately too expensive for Napoli.

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QPR eye Taarabt return

2019-01-03T17:35:48Z

QPR are looking to bring Adel Taarabt back to Loftus Road until the end of the season, reports The Sun.

The Moroccan is currently playing for Benfica in Portugal, but is training with the club's reserves after falling out of favour. 

Taarabt developed a reputation for flair and creativity during his previous spells in west London, having originally joined on loan from Tottenham and then signed permanently in 2010, but will need to build up his fitness before returning to first team action.

PSG make huge offer for Ajax duo De Jong & De Ligt

2019-01-03T17:10:51Z

The duo have attracted attention from all over Europe.

PSG have made an offer for Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt that no other club can match, according to Marca.

The French champions have previously admitted they are willing to offer €70 million (£63m/$79m) for de Jong alone, so the latest figure for both youngsters is expected to be considerably more than that.

Manchester City and Barcelona have previously been reported to be interested in the Ajax duo, who are scheduled to face PSG in the last 16 of the Champions League.

No Chelsea move for Higuain in January

2019-01-03T16:50:42Z

Chelsea have ended their interest in signing Gonzalo Higuain in January because negotiating a deal with two separate clubs would be too complicated.

The forward is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus and has played under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri during his time at Napoli.

Chelsea are in the market for a new striker after poor goal returns from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata, and Sarri hinted he is keen for a fresh face after the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Naldo signs for Monaco

2019-01-03T16:24:34Z

Monaco have announced the signing of Brazilian defender Naldo from Schalke

The 36-year-old centre-back has made just seven Bundesliga appearances this term and will link up with Thierry Henry's side until the summer of 2020.

He ends a 14-year spell in Germany and will aim to add experience to a Monaco team languishing in 17th place in Ligue 1.

Defoe to join Rangers on 18-month loan

2019-01-03T16:08:25Z

Jermain Defoe is set to sign for Rangers on an 18-month loan deal, according to Sky Sports.

The striker is out of favour at Bournemouth after a number of injuries and the goalscoring form of forwards Callum Wilson and Josh King.

Defoe played with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard for England earlier in his career, and will now try to help the Liverpool legend bring a Scottish Premiership title to Ibrox. 

Stockley completes transfer to Preston

2019-01-03T15:43:58Z

Jayden Stockley has completed a £750,000 ($945,000) move from Exeter City to Preston North End, on a three-and-a-half year contract.

The 25-year-old was the most prolific striker in England's top four divisions during 2018, scoring 29 league goals - one more than Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Read the full story on Goal.

AC Milan hoping to offload Bertolacci

2019-01-03T15:24:08Z

According to Calcio Mercato, Andrea Bertolacci's AC Milan career may be coming to an end six months ahead of schedule, as the club looks for potential suitors in the January transfer window.

The Italian midfielder's current deal at the San Siro is due to expire in the summer, but the Rossoneri are ready to listen to offers in the winter market.

Bertolacci joined Milan back in 2015 but has fallen out of favour under Gennaro Gattuso this season, featuring in just four Serie A games.

Barca meet with Pavard's representatives

2019-01-03T15:06:39Z

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Barcelona have held talks with Benjamin Pavard's agents to discuss the possibility of a summer transfer.

The Frenchman is currently plying his trade in Germany with Stuttgart and has 14 Bundesliga appearances under his belt this season.

The World Cup winner is also being tracked by Napoli and Bayern Munich, but Barcelona have stolen a march on their rivals to lead the chase for his signature.

Defrel attracting Premier League interest

2019-01-03T14:51:49Z

Gregoire Defrel is wanted by Watford, Fulham and West Ham, according to Sky Sports.

The French striker, who is currently on loan at Sampdoria from Roma, has netted six times in Serie A this season.

Emery rubbishes Keylor Navas rumours

2019-01-03T14:25:54Z

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has dismissed reports that the Gunners could look to sign Keylor Navas.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper had been suggested as a potential target for the north Londoners, but Emery insists they haven't even spoken about signing him.

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Emery wants to bring N’Koulou to Arsenal

2019-01-03T13:49:28Z

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is interested in Torino centre-back Nicolas N’Koulou, according to Calcio Mercato.

The 28-year-old has been ever-present for the club in Serie A this season and is under contract until 2020.

Emery is hoping to shore up his unreliable Gunners defence as the team bids for a top-four Premier League finish and N'Koulou has emerged as a primary target.

Naldo set to sign for Monaco

2019-01-03T13:23:48Z

Schalke defender Naldo is on the verge of signing for AS Monaco, according to L'Equipe.

The Brazilian centre-back will join the Ligue 1 outfit on a one and a half year deal, bringing to and end his 13 year spell in Germany.

Naldo, 36, has been brought in by Thierry Henry to bolster Monaco's defensive options, as they bid to avoid relegation in the second half of the season.

Man Utd & Arsenal go head-to-head for Barella

2019-01-03T12:54:37Z

Man United and Arsenal set to pursue Barella

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to do battle in the January transfer window for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to Corriere dello Sport. Man Utd & Arsenal go head-to-head for Barella

The Serie A outfit value the 21-year-old at €50m (£45m, $57m), with Inter Milan also mooted as potential suitors.

Barella would reportedly prefer to remain in Italy, but the two Premier League giants are still monitoring his situation closely.

Benatia pushing for Juve exit

2019-01-03T12:32:02Z

Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is hoping to secure a move away from Turin during the January transfer window, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Morrocan centre-back has fallen out of favour under Massimiliano Allegri in recent times, with just five Serie A appearances to his name this season.

Benatia wants to play regularly elsewhere, with offers from the Premier League and Ligue 1 on the table, but Juve are reluctant to sell midway through the current campaign.

Real Madrid on the verge of signing Mohamed Mizzian

2019-01-03T12:07:27Z

Real Madrid are close to securing the signature of Melilla attacker Mohamed Mizzian, according to Don Balon.

Los Blancos will take the 18-year-old on loan until the end of the season, with the option to make the move permanent thereafter.

Mizzian is likely to join up with Madrid's second string Castilla squad initially, though Santiago Solari may also consider him as a first-team option to replace the injured Mariano Diaz.

Bayern submit second €33m offer for Hudson-Odoi

2019-01-03T11:43:34Z

Bayern Munich continue to pursue Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich have stepped up their pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, submitting a fresh €33m ($37m, £30m) bid for the 18-year-old on Thursday.

The Bundesliga giants have increased their original offer for the teenage sensation from €22m ($25m, £20m), which was rejected by the Blues on New Year's day.

Hudson-Odoi's current contract at Chelsea expires in 2020 and the club are thought to be keen on tying him down to a long-term extension.

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Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott heading back to his parent club

2019-01-03T11:25:25Z

Chelsea will welcome back Kyle Scott six months ahead of schedule after coming to a mutual agreement with second division Dutch side Telstar - as per the club's official website.

The 21-year-old secured a year-long loan at Telstar during the summer and he featured in 14 games for the club, scoring twice.

Scott will now hope to land his first senior-level Chelsea appearance in 2019, having risen through the club's ranks at youth level.

Braithwaite moves to Leganes on loan

2019-01-03T10:58:05Z

Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has completed a loan switch to Leganes, as announced on the Spanish club's official website.

The 27-year-old will remain in La Liga until the end of the season, after failing to find the net since August in the Championship.

Boro boss Tony Pulis spoke to the media ahead of Braithwaite's move after Tuesday's match against Derby, stating: "He wanted to go in the summer. He has got his move now."

Inter Milan target Serie A duo

2019-01-03T10:35:47Z

Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali and Cagliari's Nicolo Barella are subjects of interest from Inter Milan, according to Calcio Mercato.

Inter are currently looking at alternative options in the middle of the park in case they fail to land Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric.

The Nerrazzuri may have to fork out huge fees for their pair though, with Tonali valued at €30m ($34m, £27m) while Barella is priced significantly higher at €50m ($57m, £45m).

Napoli eye Lozano swoop

2019-01-03T09:48:32Z

Napoli are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven attacker Hirving Lozano, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Dutch giants value the 23-year-old at around €35m ($44m, £39m), with his current contract not due to expire until 2023.

Lozano has contributed 11 goals and seven assists in 17 Eredivisie appearances this season and Napoli could launch a bid for his services in January. 

Everton interested in Malcom

2019-01-03T09:24:48Z

Barcelona winger Malcom is the subject of interest from Everton, according to Marca.

The Brazilian has already received lucrative offers from the Chinese Super League and is admired by a number of top European clubs, despite failing to establish himself in Ernesto Valverde's starting XI during his first six months at the Camp Nou.

Everton are now exploring the possibility of bringing Malcom to Goodison Park, but the 21-year-old has no plans to leave Barca during the January transfer window.

Chelsea & Spurs keen on Kessie

2019-01-03T08:39:42Z

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are among those considering a summer swoop for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessi, according to TMW.

The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international could be lured away from San Siro in a €40 million (£36m/$46m) deal.

Solskjaer eager to stay put

2019-01-03T08:01:35Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confessed that he hopes to remain in charge of Manchester United beyond May.

The Norwegian was handed a short-term deal upon succeeding Jose Mourinho, but has overseen four successive victories and admits he would like a more permanent contract.

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Liverpool to give Sturridge new deal

2019-01-03T07:35:16Z

Liverpool are considering handing a new contract to Daniel Sturridge, claims the Daily Mail.

The England international striker is set to see his current deal expire in the summer, with the likes of AC Milan, Sevilla, Inter and several Chinese clubs keeping a close eye on his situation.

Bhoys planning Burke bid

2019-01-03T07:04:13Z

Celtic are plotting a move to take Oliver Burke on loan from West Brom, according to The Sun.

The Scotland international winger is struggling for game time with the Baggies and Brendan Rodgers wants to bring him to Parkhead on a short-term deal through to the end of the season.

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Palace revive Batshuayi interest

2019-01-03T05:38:54Z

The Daily Mail reports that Crystal Palace are set to revive their chase of Michy Batshuayi after the club's loan deal for Dominic Solanke was called off. 

The 25-year-old has been on loan at Valencia​ but has failed to find a consistent place in the team. 

According to the report Palace have had the striker in their sights since 2016. 

 

Perez to follow Schelotto to MLS?

2019-01-03T04:36:11Z

Could Boca Juniors captain Pablo Perez follow Guillermo Barros Schelotto to MLS

While the LA Galaxy have not been mentioned as a destination for the 33-year-old, a report in TyC Sports claims he is drawing interest from multiple MLS sides. 

His former boss, Schelotto was named as the Galaxy's new head coach on Wednesday. 

Juve and RB Leipzig join Hudson-Odoi chase

2019-01-03T03:39:53Z

Juventus and RB Leipzig have joined German giants Bayern Munich in the chase to land Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi according to Sky Sports

The report claims that Chelsea are holding out for £30 million ($38m) for their prized prospect and have already turned down a Bayern bid of £20m.

Sarri: I didn't know Chelsea would sign Pulisic

2019-01-03T02:35:58Z

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he was in the dark over the club's signing of Christian Pulisic.

The American was brought in on a £58 million (€64m/$73m) deal on Wednesday, and then loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the season. 

“I didn’t know anything about [signing] Pulisic yesterday," ​Sarri told the BBC following Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday. 

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Guardiola admits Van Dijk was worth £75m

2019-01-03T00:45:14Z

Pep Guardiola has admitted that Virgil van Dijk is worth every penny of the £75 million Liverpool paid for the Netherlands international last January.

Man City refused to meet Southampton's asking price early last year, clearing the way for Van Dijk to join the Reds. 

Van Dijk has become one of the Premier League's top defenders, helping Liverpool to their current first-place position in the league. 

Read what Guardiola had to say about Van Dijk right here

Eriksen stalls on new deal as Madrid and Barca lurk

2019-01-02T23:55:09Z

The Dane's contract is set to expire at the end of next season

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has been slow to sign a new contract with the club, encouraging Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to the Daily Mail. 

The 26-year-old's current deal expires in 2020, with Spurs ready to more than double his current £70,000-a-week wages. 

But Eriksen has yet to agreee terms, which has encouraged the lurking Spanish giants, who could both offer far more in wages than Tottenham.

Watford won't sell Doucoure to PSG in January

2019-01-02T23:14:19Z

Watford will refuse to sell midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure to Paris Saint-Germain in January, reports the Evening Standard. 

PSG have identified the 26-year-old as a midfield target for January, with Adrien Rabiot currently frozen out as he looks to leave the club.

But Watford are determined to not disrupt their season, and feel they are in a strong position with Doucoure's contract not expiring until 2023. 

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Tottenham want Hull City starlet Bowen in January

2019-01-02T22:57:21Z

Tottenham are looking to sign Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen in January, Goal can confirm.

Spurs are targeting a homegrown signing and the 22-year-old would fit the bill, having scored 26 goals in the Championship over the last season and a half.

Read the full report on Goal right here!