Friday, January 28

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Liverpool make late swoop for Spurs target Diaz
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Liverpool make late swoop for Spurs target Diaz

Liverpool have made a late £45m bid to sign Luis Diaz from Porto, who are also in talks with Tottenham for the forward. The Colombia winger was manager Jurgen Klopp's first-choice for the summer transfer window, but Liverpool have accelerated their plans due to Spurs' strong interest. Liverpool are said to be offering an initial £37m, with bonuses included in the deal that will only be triggered if Diaz becomes a big success at Anfield. Tottenham have been locked in talks with Porto over Diaz this week, with the Premier League club said to be willing to pay up to £46m. Sources in Portugal suggest Spurs are prepared to offer £37.6m up front for Diaz, with an additional £8.4m in performance-related add-ons. Diaz, who signed for Porto from Colombian side Junior in 2019, has 1...
Transfer: Manchester United complete three signing of three top stars
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Transfer: Manchester United complete three signing of three top stars

Manchester United have completed three signings in the ongoing January transfer window, bringing in Signe Bruun, Diane Caldwell and Jade Moore. The 23-year-old Bruun is the biggest deal of the Women’s Super League’s January transfer window. Bruun won the title in France at Paris-Saint Germain last season before moving to Lyon and has joined United on loan. Bruun joins up with Caldwell and Moore, who joined the club earlier on Deadline Day in the WSL. The Denmark international arrived Manchester on Thursday morning after a deal was agreed between Lyon and United Bruun told the club’s website: “It’s amazing to be here, I’m really happy to be joining Manchester United. It is a big club with a huge history, I have followed the women’s project for a while and have seen the prog...
Everton’s Chaotic Pursuit of Identity returns to Pereira
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Everton’s Chaotic Pursuit of Identity returns to Pereira

Everton's search for a new manager lurches into a second week with the club in desperate need of a solution in the final days of the January transfer window. Rafael Benitez's departure after just 200 days in charge was welcomed with relief by a large section of the fanbase, with the understanding that it was the club cutting their losses on a project that was doomed to failure from the start. Removing the former Liverpool boss was the admittance of a mistake, but taking away his connections with their Merseyside neighbours, it was also an acceptance that Everton were hurtling towards the relegation zone at a time when the club can ill-afford to lose their top-flight status. Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira is now the front-runner to become the next Everton manager following ta...
Spurs in talks with Porto for Luis Diaz
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Spurs in talks with Porto for Luis Diaz

Tottenham are in talks with Porto to sign Luis Diaz and are willing to pay up to €55m (£46m) for the winger. Sources in Portugal suggest Spurs are prepared to offer €45m (£37.6m) up front for Diaz, with an additional €10m (£8.4m) in performance-related add-ons. However, Porto are holding out for a fee of €60m (£50.2m) for the 25-year-old, who has 16 goals and six assists in 28 games for the Portuguese side this season. Diaz joined Porto from Colombian side Club Junior in the summer of 2019, and has helped them to a Portuguese title and Portuguese Cup triumph in that time. Diaz also shone at last summer's Copa America, where he helped Colombia to third place and finished as the tournament's joint top-scorer alongside Lionel Messi with four goals. &nbsp Antonio Conte has...
Auba prefers Euro move amid Saudi interest
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Auba prefers Euro move amid Saudi interest

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would prefer a move to a European club if he leaves the club in this transfer window. There are a host of European clubs interested in the Gabon international, including Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Juventus, AC Milan and Sevilla, with Arsenal open to offers. But Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr are the only side to have made a concrete offer for Aubameyang at this stage. They have asked to take the former Arsenal captain on loan, with an obligation to buy. Aubameyang has 18 months left on his Arsenal contract and an exit in this transfer window would represent a saving of around £25m in wages for the Gunners. Aubameyang has not featured for Arteta's side since the club's 2-1 defeat to Everton in the Premier League on December 6 afte...
Spurs Closing in on £20m Traore deal
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Spurs Closing in on £20m Traore deal

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a £20 million deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore. Spurs had a bid of £15m for the Spanish international rejected last week, with Wolves understood to value Traore at £25m. However, there is now the expectation a comprise fee can be reached for the 25-year-old winger, who has been with Wolves since 2018, before Monday's transfer deadline. Traore was on the bench for Saturday's 2-1 win over Brentford but came on for the final 15 minutes and saw a goal ruled out by VAR for offside. He has been a long-time target of Spurs, who were in talks to sign Traore at the end of the summer transfer window.That interest has remained despite the change of head coach from ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to Antonio Conte. Traore i...
Chelsea complete first signing of the January transfer window with left-back Dylan Williams joining from Championship club Derby County
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Chelsea complete first signing of the January transfer window with left-back Dylan Williams joining from Championship club Derby County

Premier League side, Chelsea have completed the signing of 18-year-old left-back Dylan Williams from Derby County for an undisclosed fee. He is Chelsea's first signing of the January transfer window with Derby boss Wayne Rooney saying on Friday that he 'couldn't stand in the way of his opportunity.' Williams, who made the step up to first-team football at the stricken Championship club at the beginning of the season, posted a picture of himself signing his Chelsea deal on his Instagram account. He wrote: 'Wow. I am absolutely delighted to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Thank you so much for everything the staff and players have done at Derby County. I cannot wait to get started at Chelsea.' Williams made a total of nine first-team appearances fo...
Rangnick to sell three ‘troublemakers’ in Man Utd squad this January
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Rangnick to sell three ‘troublemakers’ in Man Utd squad this January

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, is ready to sell three players he considers as troublemakers within his squad, BILD reports. There are 10 days left before the transfer window closes and Ragnick is expected to trim the squad he inherited from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The German is looking to get rid of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Cavani. He feels the trio have too much influence in the dressing room and are “killing the mood” in the camp. Cavani has barely played this season and is keen to find regular first-team football instead of seeing out his contract which expires in June. Pogba is in the same situation as Cavani, but United are still hopeful he will extend his stay in Manchester with a contract offer still on the table. But he could be sold, so he doe...
Watford Set to sign Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu after agreeing £3.5m deal with Bordeaux
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Watford Set to sign Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu after agreeing £3.5m deal with Bordeaux

Premier League side, Watford are closing in on a £3.5million deal for Bordeaux and Nigerian winger, Samuel Kalu. The 24-year-old is expected to undergo a medical on Wednesday January 19, prior to agreeing to a four-and-a-half-year contract. The Nigeria international, who has 13 caps and two goals for the Super Eagles, will be Watford's fourth signing of the January transfer window after defenders Samir, Hassane Kamara, and midfielder Edo Kayembe. Kalu will also be the fifth Nigeria star at the Premier League club after William Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis, Maduka Okoye, and Oghenekaro Etebo.
Man Utd ready to appoint Manager to take over from Rangnick
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Man Utd ready to appoint Manager to take over from Rangnick

Manchester United could appoint a new permanent manager before the end of the season, MEN reports. The Red Devils are still looking for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement, although Ralf Rangnick has been put in temporary charge of the team. Rangnick’s contract as interim boss runs until the end of the season. Once a new full-time boss is found, the German will move into a consultancy role at Old Trafford alongside director John Murtough and Richard Arnold. United are now looking to secure their next manager before the summer transfer window opens July 1. The club are understood to believe “the sooner the better” with hiring a new coach after witnessing Tottenham’s long-winded attempt to replace Jose Mourinho last year. PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag r...
Manchester United want Denis at Old Trafford this January
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Manchester United want Denis at Old Trafford this January

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick wants the club to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, Denis Zakaria this January. Rangnick wants to bolster United midfield which he had identified as an area to strengthen this January transfer window and Zakaria is currently available due to his current situation at Monchengladbach. His contract at the Bundesliga side expires in June and the midfielder will not commit to a new deal at the club. This means that the January window represents the last opportunity for the Bundesliga club to secure a transfer fee. German outfit, Sport1 reports Manchester United interim boss Rangnick holds Denis in high regard and there have been positive talks between the midfielder’s camp and United’s transfer negotiator, Matt Judge. The report cla...
Man United star to join Rooney at Derby County
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Man United star to join Rooney at Derby County

Derby County is set to bring Manchester United star, Amad Diallo on loan as their manager, Wayne Rooney turns to his former club to bolster his squad this January transfer window, as reported by Daily Mail on Monday. Diallo joined Man United from Atalanta for a £25 million deal last year. His opportunities at Old Trafford have been very limited so far. The Ivory Coast international has featured just nine times in all competitions for Man United’s senior squad scoring one goal. The 19-year-old looked set for a loan move to Feyenoord last summer, but the deal never materialized after he sustained an injury that kept him out of action until the end of September. Diallo has also drawn the interest of Atalanta, Crystal Palace. His contract at Old Trafford runs until 2025, an...
Arsenal’s Ben White names best right-back
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Arsenal’s Ben White names best right-back

Arsenal star, Ben White, has named teammate Takehiro Tomiyasu as the best right-back he’s played with. White said that Tomiyasu does simple things at a world-class level, adding that he is amazing. Tomiyasu joined Arsenal from Bologna last summer transfer window for £15.5 million. The Japan international has impressed in his first few months at the Gunners. He has already cemented his place as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice right-back. “Tomi is amazing. He’s the best right-back I have ever played with. “He’s always focused. It’s an honour to play next to him. “Tomi does the simple things at a world-class level. He is very alert and he isn’t careless in games. “From the beginning, he’s completely understood English and speaks as well as I do,” White told DAZN Japan....
Transfer: Chelsea suffer major blow as Liverpool star leaves Anfield for new club
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Transfer: Chelsea suffer major blow as Liverpool star leaves Anfield for new club

Chelsea have suffered a major blow in their first approach to recall Emerson Palmieri from Lyon this January transfer window. This was disclosed by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet via his Twitter at the weekend. Emerson is currently on loan at Lyon from Chelsea. “Chelsea are still trying to recall Emerson Palmieri as left back, Tuchel wants him. OL turned down first approach but Chelsea are pushing again – prepared to offer compensation. “Lucas Digne deal now looking very unlikely. Nothing advanced. Everton ask for permanent move,” Romano tweeted. Meanwhile, Liverpool academy goalkeeper, Liam Hughes, has left the club to join Stalybridge Celtic on loan for the remainder of the season. Liverpool confirmed this in a statement via their website. Hu...
Transfer: Digne chooses Chelsea as Coutinho agrees deal with Liverpool’s rival
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Transfer: Digne chooses Chelsea as Coutinho agrees deal with Liverpool’s rival

Everton defender, Lucas Digne has chosen Chelsea amid interest from the Blues and other European clubs. Digne has been heavily linked with a move away from Everton this January transfer window. According to 90min, the 28-year-old would ‘prefer’ to join Chelsea over any of the other interested parties. The Frenchman has also drawn the interest of Newcastle United, West Ham United and Inter Milan. Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, has agreed to a deal in principle with Aston Villa to join the Premier League side this January transfer window. This was made known by respected sports journalist and transfer expert, Nicolo Schira. Schira disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Thursday. He tweeted: “Agreement in principle between Philippe #Cou...
Transfer: Man United top star agrees to leave Old Trafford
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Transfer: Man United top star agrees to leave Old Trafford

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial has become the first among many top stars said to be willing to leave the club this winter transfer window. The Frenchman has reportedly agreed to join Sevilla on loan despite that Manchester United are still not happy with the Spanish side’s offer, according to French TV station, Telefoot. About two other European giants have also declared interest in the Frenchman. Martial is keen on leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window so as to find playing time elsewhere in order to secure a place in France team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho last summer. The forward has started just two league games for United...
Chelsea’s first January signing close to arriving Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea’s first January signing close to arriving Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are close to completing their first signing of the January transfer window. According to Sport, Chelsea have ‘gone all out’ to sign Sergino Dest from Barcelona this month and are ready to pay a fee to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The Premier League giants have ‘approached’ Barcelona to ask what needs to be done to get the deal over the line. Dest is Chelsea’s ‘number one target’ and they believe the Catalan club would be making a mistake with a player who is a great ‘market opportunity’. Barcelona will assess any offers for Dest following Dani Alves’ return to the club. The LaLiga giants will want to recoup the €20million they paid Ajax for Dest in the summer of 2020, but are ‘willing to talk’ numbers amid their financial strife. Dest is also said to be on Ba...
Fabrizio Romano speaks on Manchester United signing Julian Alvarez this January
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Fabrizio Romano speaks on Manchester United signing Julian Alvarez this January

Football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has said that Manchester United are not interested in signing River Plate striker, Julian Alvarez, this January transfer window. Romano made this known in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Thursday. “Julián Álvarez. Manchester United are currently not in the process to sign him in January. Rangnick staff monitored Álvarez at Lokomotiv and Man Utd sent scouts – there’s nothing else as of now. “His agent’s gonna meet with many clubs,” Romano tweeted. Recall that Alvarez has been linked with a move to Man United this month. The Premier League giants are willing to pay his €20 million termination clause. Alvarez has made 96 appearances for River Plate since making his debut in October 2018. The Argentine forward has scored 36 go...
Carabao Cup: Conte names best team in Europe, world, issues warning as Chelsea defeat Tottenham
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Carabao Cup: Conte names best team in Europe, world, issues warning as Chelsea defeat Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte has identified Chelsea as one of the best teams in Europe and the world. Conte also warned that he could not wave a magic wand to improve Tottenham’s fortunes in the current transfer window. The former Inter Milan coach said this while reacting to his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg 2-0 defeat against Chelsea on Wednesday night. Conte believes his team was outplayed by a superior Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge. Tottenham’s hopes of winning the Carabao Cup took a big hit as Kai Havertz’s goal and an own goal from Ben Davies gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second leg. “It was a difficult game, difficult from the start, Chelsea showed to be much better than us,” Conte told Sky Sports. “The first half, we s...
Man United’s first January signing close to arriving Old Trafford
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Man United’s first January signing close to arriving Old Trafford

Manchester United are close to completing their first signing of the January transfer window. United brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton to Old Trafford in the summer but have not been able to achieve much on the field of play. The Red Devils are four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after they were defeated for the first time under Ralf Rangnick by Wolves on Sunday. The club are now looking out for top players who are available for comparatively lower transfer fees and River Plate’s Julian Alvarez has been picked as one of such stars. Alvarez had a magnificent season with River Plate. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 18 goals and provided 7 assists in 21 league appearances for the Argentine side. And it looks like U...
Liverpool prepared to sell Neco Williams
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Liverpool prepared to sell Neco Williams

Liverpool are prepared to sell Neco Williams this month. Sky Sports says Liverpool could allow Neco Williams to leave in this transfer window. As in the summer, the player is very conscious of his place in the Wales national team set up with World Cup qualifiers coming up in March. He therefore would like options considered this month to allow him to move for regular first team football.  
Ray Parlour predicts where Manchester United, Arsenal will finish this season
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Ray Parlour predicts where Manchester United, Arsenal will finish this season

Former Arsenal midfielder, Ray Parlour has predicted the positions Manchester United and the Gunners will finish in the Premier League table this season. Arsenal are currently in the fourth position in the Premier League table, with West Ham United one point behind Mikel Arteta’s side and Tottenham Hotspur a further point behind. Manchester United, meanwhile, are in the seventh position and are four points behind Arsenal. However, Ralf Rangnick’s side have a game in hand following their 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday night. But Parlour believes Man United will finish in the top four positions, while Arsenal will finish outside the top four. “If he [Rangnick] can get that little bit of a buzz around Manchester United again, they have got better players proba...
Everton Sign Patterson from Rangers in £16m deal
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Everton Sign Patterson from Rangers in £16m deal

Nathan Patterson has completed his move from Rangers to Everton in a deal worth £16m. The right-back has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park and becomes the club's second signing of the January transfer window following defender Vitaliy Mykolenko's arrival from Dynamo Kiev. Rangers had rejected two bids from Everton in the summer, insisting their valuation had not been met for the academy graduate who made his Gers debut in January 2020. However, Rafa Benitez made a third move for Patterson early in this transfer window which will earn Rangers a club record initial fee of around £12m, with further add-ons worth £4m.
Transfer: Three players to leave Real Madrid, Chelsea suffer another blow as striker returns to Arsenal
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Transfer: Three players to leave Real Madrid, Chelsea suffer another blow as striker returns to Arsenal

Real Madrid are looking to offload three senior players this January transfer window. According to AS, the three players are Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are eager to free up squad space and funds during January, with Bale, Isco and Marcelo made aware that they are no longer figures in long-term plans at Santiago Bernabeu. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s contract extension talks with defender Andreas Christensen have stalled once again, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. The Denmark international is set to become a free agent at the end of the season as he continues to mull over his options after changing agent and learning of interest from Barcelona. In another development, Nikolaj Moller’s loan spell at German club Viktoria Koln has been cut short. The Arsenal ...
Toure to join Mourinho at Roma
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Toure to join Mourinho at Roma

Eintracht Frankfurt defender, Almamy Toure, is being linked with a move to join Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma. According to Calciomercato, Roma are looking at Toure as an alternative signing in case they fail to land Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the January transfer window. Frankfurt may be willing to let Toure depart the club for Roma if the Giallorossi submits an offer within the region of €8 million. Toure was part of France’s under 21, but for a year, he ended up on the bench. The 25-year-old has played just three games as a starting player for Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this season. Apart from Toure, Roma have been linked with a move for Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Manchester United’s Charlie Wellens in the past.
Mikel Arteta shortlists four strikers to replace Aubameyang at Arsenal
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Mikel Arteta shortlists four strikers to replace Aubameyang at Arsenal

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has reportedly shortlisted four strikers to replace deposed Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, at Emirates. Aubameyang has not been selected by Arteta after he was punished for a ‘disciplinary breach’. The 32-year-old has since been exiled from Arsenal’s first-team and is reportedly willing to leave the North London club in the January transfer window. However, according to ESPN, Arteta’s list of potential targets to replace Aubameyang include Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewis and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins. Arteta had on Friday confirmed that Aubameyang had left Arsenal to report early for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations’ camping with Gabon. The striker has scored four goals in ...
Three top players joining Liverpool in January revealed
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Three top players joining Liverpool in January revealed

Three top players Liverpool looking forward to signing this January transfer window have been revealed. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the two mainstays in Liverpool XI are set to depart Anfield for the African Cup of Nations and this could further deepen the club’s form and send them out of the title race. Jurgen Klopp’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Leicester on Tuesday night, and that was with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the team. The winter transfer window affords Klopp the opportunity to bolster his team and names such as Raphinha, Renato Sánches and Jarod Bowen have been tipped to join the Merseyside club. Raphinha has been Leeds United’s standout player this season, despite the evident struggles of Marcelo Bielsa’s side. The 25-year-old has scored eight goals an...
Two top players, loanees that could join Chelsea this January
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Two top players, loanees that could join Chelsea this January

Names of about two players and two loanees Chelsea could bring to Stamford Bridge in this January transfer window have emerged. The January transfer window offers the chance to rebalance the squad and also address any glaring issues as Chelsea heads into 2022 with renewed optimism. Chelsea confirmed on Tuesday that their left-back, Ben Chilwell, will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury he sustained against Juventus in the Champions Leagues in November. That leaves Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel with just one senior recognized left-back in the form of Marcos Alonso. As a result of that, the Blues are keen to bring in cover and competition for Alonso in the January window and are exploring a host of options. Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that t...
Manchester Utd reject Sevilla’s offer to sign Martial
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Manchester Utd reject Sevilla’s offer to sign Martial

Manchester United has rejected an approach from Sevilla to sign their forward Anthony Martial on loan, GOAL reports. Sevilla is interested in taking Martial on loan until the end of the season but their initial offer would not cover the player’s wages and Man United have rejected it. The LaLiga club does not have the budget to pay all of Martial’s wages and it is understood their budget is between €3-4 million. However, Man United have not made a final decision over whether or not to send the France international out on loan in the January transfer window. Martial had already told Man United manager, Ralf Rangnick, he is looking for a new challenge after struggling for regular game time this season. Rangnick confirmed a few days ago that Martial had asked to leave Old Traf...
Three top players that could join Manchester Utd this January
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Three top players that could join Manchester Utd this January

Names of about three top players Manchester United could sign in this January transfer window have emerged. The January transfer window offers the chance to rebalance the squad and address any glaring issues as Man United heads into 2022 with renewed optimism after the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager. Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford in November. However, Metro UK reports that Julian Alvarez of River Plate is one of the three players Man United could buy to replace Anthony Martial, who is pushing to leave the Red Devils and Edinson Cavani, who is also linked with an exit. Initial reports had claimed that Man United had made contact with Alvarez. Alvarez’s current deal with River Plate will expire next winter, but Man United are aware o...
Manchester United to terminate Cavani’s contract as striker leaves this January
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Manchester United to terminate Cavani’s contract as striker leaves this January

Manchester United will terminate striker, Edinson Cavani’s contract in a matter of hours to allow him leave the club this January transfer window. The Uruguay international has finally decided to leave the club this January, according to SportWitness and a transfer to Barcelona is almost complete. Cavani came on from the bench on Monday to fire in the equalizer during the Manchester United against Newcastle United match in the Premier after injuries and fitness concerns that have hampered him this season. The veteran Uruguay striker has played just six times in United’s opening 16 Premier League matches. Monday night’s encounter against Newcastle could be one of the 34-year-old’s last pieces of action in the Red Devils, with an 18-month deal to Barcelona ‘well on track’ to be...
Mourinho set to take Arsenal midfielder to Roma
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Mourinho set to take Arsenal midfielder to Roma

Roma is in talks to sign Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan during the January transfer window, ESPN reports. The Serie A club’s sporting director, Tiago Pinto, has already spoken with the Gunners about the deal. Roma is offering a loan move with an option to make the transfer permanent. Negotiations are around a four-year contract, but no potential fee for a permanent deal has been discussed. Maitland-Niles almost left Arsenal last summer and tried to force through a move to Everton. The 24-year-old stayed after talks with manager Mikel Arteta but has started just four games all season. Everton still retains an interest in Maitland-Niles and could yet rival Roma for his signature.
Arsenal’s hat-trick hero rejects new contract, vows to leave Emirates
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Arsenal’s hat-trick hero rejects new contract, vows to leave Emirates

Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah has rejected a new contract offer and has decided to leave the club. The player could leave Arsenal in the January transfer window after rejecting the Gunners’ latest contract offer. Nketiah netted a hat-trick against Sunderland in a 5-1 EFL Cup win on Tuesday, taking his tally in the competition to five for the season. But the striker played his last Premier League game for Arsenal back in April 2021 and though Mikel Arteta wants the player to stay, the manager is unwilling to give him assurances over playing time. Metro reports that the young attacker has rejected the club’s offer to keep him at the Emirates and he can sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January 1st. Arsenal could also reluctantly cash in on Nketiah in January wit...
Manchester Utd gives condition to sell Pogba
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Manchester Utd gives condition to sell Pogba

Manchester United has given a condition to sell midfielder, Paul Pogba, in the upcoming January transfer window. The Red Devils will only sell Pogba if he confirms he wants to leave the club in January, ESPN reports. The report added that Man United expects Pogba to remain with the club beyond January and will not consider any offers to sign the former Juventus star in the summer unless the player himself states an intention to leave at the end of his contract. Pogba’s current contract at Manchester United will expire at the end of the season. The Frenchman is free to discuss terms with clubs outside the Premier League in January. Pogba is believed to be still deciding his future at Old Trafford and has not ruled out signing a new deal at Man United. The 28-year-old is ...
Manchester United make U-turn on selling Edinson Cavani this January
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Manchester United make U-turn on selling Edinson Cavani this January

Manchester United will no longer allow Edinson Cavani leave the club for Barcelona this January transfer window. The club have now decided to keep the veteran Uruguayan attacker for the remainder of the season. The South American has entered the final year of his contract and will now leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. LaLiga giants Barcelona want to bring in a striker this January following the sudden retirement of Sergio Aguero. Barcelona are said to have shown interest in the 34-year-old with the player also willing to move to Camp Nou this January. But MailOnline reports that the former Premier League champions want the veteran striker to remain at the club for the rest of the season. The report claims that the Covid situation in the Premier League i...
Manchester Utd: Jesse Lingard reveals decision on leaving Rangnick’s men in January
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Manchester Utd: Jesse Lingard reveals decision on leaving Rangnick’s men in January

Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard, has decided to stay at the club in January and fight for his place under interim manager, Ralf Rangnick. Lingard has found himself dropped out of Man United’s starting XI at Old Trafford so far this season, making just eight Premier League appearances, all off the bench. That led to calls for a move away in the forthcoming January transfer window in a bid to get regular football. But according to the Athletic, Lingard, who is out of contract at Man United at the end of the current season, is prepared to see out his deal and stay with the Red Devils next month. The 29-year-old had rejected an offer to extend his contract at Old Trafford in October. The England international has drawn interest from Barcelona and AC Milan i...
Serie A: Mourinho to sign another Chelsea star for Roma
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Serie A: Mourinho to sign another Chelsea star for Roma

Chelsea midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is being linked with a move to AS Roma in January. According to Marca, AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, is believed to be keen on making a move for Loftus-Cheek in the forthcoming January transfer window. Roma are enduring a tough run of form in the Serie A and Mourinho wants to bring in reinforcements in January to bolster his ranks to mount a challenge for a top-four finish in the Italian top-flight league. Mourinho is weighing up a move for the England international, who has been key to Thomas Tuchel’s plans at Chelsea this season. Loftus-Cheek, however, remains a top name on the wishlist for Mourinho, with the Portuguese gaffer hoping to use former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to convince the midfielder in making the m...
Tuchel told player to Sign that’ll Solve Chelsea’s Major Problem this Season
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Tuchel told player to Sign that’ll Solve Chelsea’s Major Problem this Season

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, to sign Wolves star, Ruben Neves. Merson believes Neves will solve Chelsea’s major problem in midfield this season, adding that he is the type of player missing in Tuchel’s midfield. He stated this ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League tie with Wolves on Sunday. “I think Chelsea are missing Neves,” Merson said on Soccer Saturday. “I think they are missing a player who can spray the ball round the pitch. “[Mateo] Kovacic likes taking players on, Jorginho won’t kick the ball further than 10 yards, just keeps it going, [N’Golo] Kante’s an all-around-the-pitch kind of player. “They have got no one who sprays the ball around, like a [James] Ward-Prowse or a Neves. “The amount of times the...
Arsenal told to do Aubameyang what they did to Mesut Ozil
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Arsenal told to do Aubameyang what they did to Mesut Ozil

Arsenal legend, Alan Smith has told the club treat striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the way they did to Mesut Ozil. Aubameyang is facing challenging times at Arsenal after manager Mikel Arteta stripped him of the club’s captaincy following a disciplinary breach. The Gabonese international has missed Arsenal’s wins against Southampton and West Ham United. But Smith, who made 264 appearances for Arsenal and scored 86 goals, believes the only way Arteta will sell Aubameyang in the upcoming transfer window is if the Gunners give the player a ‘shed load of money’ just like they did to Ozil before he left Emirates for Fenerbahce. “It looks a difficult road back for Aubameyang at Arsenal,” Smith was quoted by Sky Sports as saying. “When you do what you do to the captain of the ...
Chelsea legend, John Terry welcomes Lewandowski to Premier League
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Chelsea legend, John Terry welcomes Lewandowski to Premier League

Chelsea legend, John Terry has welcomed Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, to play in the Premier League someday. Terry uploaded a video on his Instagram story about Lewandowski scoring one of his two goals for Bayern Munich against Stuttgart on Tuesday night. Recall that Bayern Munich defeated Stuttgart 5-0 in the Bundesliga encounter. The former England defender captioned the film, “I would love to see this man in the Premier League.” His verdict comes after Chelsea reportedly tried to tempt Lewandowski to Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window while journalist Ian McGarry has said that the player’s agent has offered his services to Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, in the past. “It is certainly the case that he (Zahavi) has offered Lewandowski to ...
Aubameyang to join Barcelona after being Stripped of Arsenal captaincy
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Aubameyang to join Barcelona after being Stripped of Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave the club for Barcelona in January. The UK Independent claims the LaLiga side are eyeing a move for the 32-year-old. This follows the Gunners’ decision to strip Aubameyang of the captain’s armband on Tuesday. Mikel Arteta came to the decision, after the Gabon international failed to report on time for a COVID-19 test after travelling to pick up his sick mother from France. With tensions seemingly high between Arteta and Aubameyang, the player now looks likely to leave the Emirates when the January transfer window opens. New Barcelona boss, Xavi Hernandez, will be in the market for a striker when the transfer window opens in a few weeks. Aubameyang has 18 months left on his £350,000-a-week contract with ...
Paul Merson tells Arsenal striker to sign as Aubameyang’s replacement
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Paul Merson tells Arsenal striker to sign as Aubameyang’s replacement

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has urged the club to sign Everton striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, in the January transfer window after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s disciplinary breach. Aubameyang has gone six games for Arsenal without a goal. He was left out of the match-day squad as Arsenal defeated Southampton 3-0. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was forced to deny a rift had developed with his captain during his pre-match press conference on Friday. But regardless of their relationship, Merson believes the Gunners should make a ‘massive’ bid for Calvert-Lewin in January. “Arsenal need to go out and buy Calvert-Lewin and put in a massive bid for him,” Merson told Sky Sports. “They need a focal point up front who is good and strong. “It’s the Arsenal. Wher...
Mikel Arteta Clears air on Arsenal Selling Aubameyang
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Mikel Arteta Clears air on Arsenal Selling Aubameyang

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has denied the club will sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window. Aubameyang has gone six games without a goal since Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa in October. Reports had emerged that Arsenal would seek to sell the 32-year-old due to his current form. Asked if plans were afoot to part company with Aubameyang, Arteta said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League tie with Southampton on Saturday: “We have never discussed something like this. “When players are in difficulty, we must give them our support. “Obviously, when a player is not scoring, it’s affecting his confidence, it’s affecting the mood and probably the belief, but you have to rebel against this situation, don...
Folarin Balogun to leave Arsenal – Per Mertesacker
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Folarin Balogun to leave Arsenal – Per Mertesacker

Arsenal academy director, Per Mertesacker has insisted that striker Folarin Balogunto is set to leave the Gunners in the January transfer window. Mertesacker said this while speaking at the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust Christmas Event ahead of their Premier League with Southampton on Saturday. According to him, Balogun, who is considered one of the most promising talents to emerge from Arsenal’s youth system in recent times, would ‘likely’ leave Emirates on a temporary basis in a bid to get regular playing time. Balogun is currently not playing regularly under Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta. The 20-year-old has since been limited to just two substitute appearances against Chelsea and AFC Wimbledon in the league and Carabao Cup, respectively, this season. “I think the closest, ...
He does three men’s work – Ince tells Rangnick type of player to sign
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He does three men’s work – Ince tells Rangnick type of player to sign

Manchester United legend, Paul Ince, has urged the club manager, Ralf Rangnick, to sign someone like Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante in the upcoming January transfer window. Ince believes Rangnick needs two players like Kante, adding that he does three men’s work. Speaking on a YouTube channel, The United Stand, Ince said: “You look at the likes of Kante at Chelsea, he does two or three men’s work in midfield, the ground that he covers is unbelievable. “And that’s the type of player we (Manchester United) need. We need two of those players, not just one, we need two.” Kante has been brilliant for Chelsea since joining the Blues from Leicester City in 2016. The France international is widely praised for his work rate and defensive acumen. The 30-year-old recently fi...
Attila Szalai transfer to Chelsea a ‘done deal’, claims Hungary coach Rossi amid £20m move rumours
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Attila Szalai transfer to Chelsea a ‘done deal’, claims Hungary coach Rossi amid £20m move rumours

The Blues have been heavily linked with the Fenerbahce defender over recent weeks amid talk of an imminent move Speculation regarding a move to Chelsea for Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai has been building over recent weeks, and Hungary boss Marco Rossi claims that a January deal has been agreed. The 23-year-old only moved to Turkey in the winter transfer window of 2021, but another switch could be on the cards 12 months on. Rossi, who coaches the highly-rated centre-half at international level, is not surprised to see the Blues swooping in as Szalai would not look out of place in any of Europe’s top divisions.
Rangnick’s first Manchester Utd signing in January revealed
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Rangnick’s first Manchester Utd signing in January revealed

Ralf Rangick’s first Manchester United signing as manager of the club in the upcoming January transfer window has been revealed. The Sun reports that Rangnick is set to make RB Leipzig midfielder, Amadou Haidara, his first Red Devils signing in January. The German is unlikely to spend heavily in the January transfer window but Man United can bring forward the signing of Haidara if they are willing to pay Leipzig £32million next month. Haidara has a release clause that comes into effect in the summer of 2022 in his current deal with the German club. But his dream move to Man United could come to fruition six months earlier than planned should the Premier League giants match Leipzig’s demands. Rangnick signed Haidara from Salzburg two years ago during his time at Leipzig. ...
Real reason Kurt Zouma left Chelsea for West Ham – Thomas Tuchel
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Real reason Kurt Zouma left Chelsea for West Ham – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has given the real reason Kurt Zouma left the Blues for West Ham United last summer transfer window. Zouma, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 under Jose Mourinho’s regime, hardly cements his place in the heart of Chelsea’s defence under a succession of managers. The centre-back spent time out on loan at the likes of Stoke City, Saint-Etienne and Everton in a bid to get his career back on track. Zouma had started to make significant progress under former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, but after he was sacked in January, the 26-year-old struggled to win the faith of Tuchel. The France international was left out of the team which won the Champions League at the end of last season. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West H...
Liverpool defender Phillips has shown improvement similar to Lewandowski, claims Klopp
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Liverpool defender Phillips has shown improvement similar to Lewandowski, claims Klopp

The Reds boss oversaw the Polish star at Borussia Dortmund and says his defender's development has been "unbelievable" Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Nat Phillips, a player he claims has improved as much as anyone he's ever coached - even Robert Lewandowski. Phillips played a major role for Liverpool last term as injuries struck the club's defence, but has hardly featured at all this season. Klopp has admitted Phillips does not deserve that fate and hinted he could leave the club in the January transfer window.
Rangnick to help Manchester Utd board sign £63m Solskjaer’s target
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Rangnick to help Manchester Utd board sign £63m Solskjaer’s target

Manchester United board believe incoming manager, Ralf Rangnick will give them an advantage in the race to sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer target, Erling Haaland at the end of the season. According to the Sunday Mirror, Haaland could be available for £63 million next summer transfer window due to a release clause in his contract with Borussia Dortmund. Rangnick was working as Red Bull Salzburg’s director of football when he was able to secure the signing of Haaland from Molde in 2019. The report added that Man United’s hierarchy believes Rangnick could play a key role in helping convince Haaland to make the move to Old Trafford due to his positive relationship with the 21-year-old forward and his father, Alf-Inge. Haaland has been in great form since joinin...

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