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Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:40 am

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Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Cardiff City set to make £2million offer for Sunderland starlet Josh Maja as Celtic and Crystal Palace hover - reports

Maja has already scored 16 goals so far this campaign,

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, is ready to sit down with the club for talks over a contract extension. (Sun)

Manchester United's France striker Anthony Martial, 23, is also moving closer to agreeing a new contract at Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Arsenal have investigated the possibility of signing Real Madrid and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez on an initial loan deal. The 27-year-old is currently on loan at Bayern Munich. (Independent)

Eden Hazard, 28, says he would not join Manchester United even if Zinedine Zidane took over as manager and hinted that he could stay with Chelsea. (Star)

Bayern Munich are poised to make a £10m bid for Manchester City's Wales international striker Rabbi Matondo, 18, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sun)

West Ham have had a 40m euros (£35.28m) bid rejected by Atalanta for Colombia international forward Duvan Zapata, 27. (Tuttosport, via Calciomercato)

Cardiff are preparing a £2m offer for Sunderland's Josh Maja, but the Black Cats want £4m for their 20-year-old striker. (Sun)

Manchester United would prefer to hire a director of football before the key decision of appointing their next permanent manager in the summer. (Independent)

West Ham have told forward Marko Arnautovic, 29, they will allow him to leave in the summer, but will not sell him in January - even if the Austrian refuses to play. (London Evening Standard)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is expected to join Atletico Madrid on loan for the rest of the season, with an option for the Spanish club to buy the 26-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain captain Thiago Silva says it would not be a mistake to let France midfielder Adrien Rabiot leave the club. The 23-year-old is a target for a number of Premier League clubs. (Telefoot, via Talksport)

Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara, 23, is in talks to join Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan until the end of the season. (Mail)

Kamara's Fulham career appears to be over after the striker was ordered to train with the club's Under-23s. (Telegraph)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is willing to take a £5m hit to sell striker Vincent Janssen, 24, this month, having signed the Netherlands international for £17m. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are expected to become the first club in the world to report an annual net profit of more than 100m euros (£88.3m). (Telegraph)

Stewart Downing will attempt to resolve his impasse with Middlesbrough this week. The former England winger, 34, is currently not playing because the club do not want to trigger a one-year contract extension, which begins after one more start. (Mail)

West Brom have been linked with Ipswich's Danish defender Jonas Knudsen, 26, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Birmingham Mail)

Defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 21, currently on loan at West Brom, could be recalled by Manchester City, who are looking to give him game time elsewhere. (Birmingham Mail)

Reims defender Bjorn Engels, 24, on loan at the Ligue 1 club from Olympiakos and linked recently with Everton, has revealed it would be a "dream" to play for Arsenal. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are monitoring Le Havre defender Harold Moukoudi, 21, but the player's agent has indicated he will join a Ligue 1 team this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, 25, posted a stern rebuke on social media, appearing to reject rumours of a move to Juventus. (Star)

Nottingham Forest are thought to have taken an interest in Scunthorpe's Belgian midfielder Funso Ojo, 27, who has also been linked with Derby. (Nottingham Post)

Millwall are close to reaching an agreement with local authority Lewisham council that would see the club stay in their south London home and improve the New Den. (Guardian)

When does the transfer window open?

Like last January, the window in England and Scotland will open at one minute past midnight on January 1.

When does the transfer window close?

Deadline Day is January 31 and the window will close at 11pm.

Any new rules for Premier League clubs?

Premier League clubs have agreed that no new players registered at the start of the window will be eligible to play in Matchweek 21, between January 1-3, so you may have to wait to see your new signing in action.

What about the other countries’ leagues?

The window in France and Germany familiarly runs from January 1-31, but it opens a day later - on January 2 - in Spain. Clubs have less time to do deals in Italy - the window there opens on January 3 and closes on January 18.


Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:24 am

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Inter Milan are eyeing Manchester United full-back Ashley Young, 33, in the hope of snapping him up on a free transfer in the summer once his contract expires. (Mirror)

Manager Unai Emery says Arsenal have not discussed signing Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill, 33, in January. (Football.London)

But Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has targeted Cahill to sort out his defence at Craven Cottage on a six-month loan. (The Sun)

Emery has been told Arsenal will not sanction recalls for loan stars Calum Chambers, 23, and Reiss Nelson, 19, this month. (Metro)

Chelsea are on the verge of completing the £45m signing of USA midfielder Christian Pulisic, 20, from Borussia Dortmund. (Express)

Monaco are aiming to seal a January deal for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, as Thierry Henry eyes a reunion with his ex-Arsenal team-mate. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists the club do not need to bring in another striker in January even if Olivier Giroud's ankle injury proves serious. (ESPN)

West Ham are plotting a loan move for out-of-favour Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 28, as they eye reinforcements in January. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 21, doesn't want to be recalled because he is happy on loan at Aston Villa, says Dean Smith. (Sky Sports)

But Wolves are leading the race to sign Abraham, who has scored 16 goals at Villa this season. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are willing to send winger George-Kevin Nkoudou, 23, out on loan in January. (Footmercato)


Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:04 pm

Cardiff City are ready to table an offer for midfielder Adrien Tameze but face competition from Premier League rivals Watford and Burnley, according to reports.

OGC Nice star Tameze is a £10million target for the Bluebirds, claim respected French sports newspaper L'Equipe.

The 24-year-old is a powerful defensive midfielder, who can play in a number of different positions including attacking midfield and right-back, and is also reportedly of interest to Serie A side Atalanta.

Cardiff have been scouring the French market ahead of a January spending spree that Neil Warnock hopes will keep his side afloat in the Premier League.

The Bluebirds are keen on Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, among other Ligue 1 targets.

But reports claim Tameze isn't believed to be too keen on leaving France in January despite the widespread interest in his services.

It remains to be seen whether Cardiff can snare his signature before the window's deadline at the end of this month.


Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm

Cardiff City and Burnley battling to sign West Brom winger Matt Phillips - reports

The winger has been in fine form for West Brom so far this season


Cardiff City are battling it out with Burnley to sign Matt Phillips from West Brom, according to reports.

Neil Warnock has made no secret of his desire to bolster the Bluebirds' squad this month in a bid to strengthen his side's hopes of staying in the Premier League.

And our colleagues at the Mirror have reported that Phillips is one of their January targets.

They claim that Phillips, who can also operate as a wing-back, is on Warnock's wish list due to the fact that the Bluebirds look set to miss out on signing Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne.

The Bluebirds are well stocked on the wings given that they have Junior Hoilett, Josh Murphy, Kadeem Harris and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in their ranks.

Phillips has netted five times in 22 Championship appearances for the Baggies so far this term.

The 27-year-old has 18 months left to run on his current contract with Darren Moore's side, although it's been reported that they are keen to retain his services.

Phillips' previous clubs include Queens Park Rangers, Blackpool, Sheffield United and Wycombe Wanderers.
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:00 am

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Christian Eriksen is stalling on signing a new Tottenham contract, with the 26-year-old Denmark midfielder's current deal set to expire in 18 months. (Evening Standard)

Juventus have confirmed their interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, on a free transfer when his contract runs out this summer. (Sky Sports)

Wolves have submitted a £18m bid for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 21, who is currently on loan at Championship side Aston Villa. (Sun)

Mesut Ozil's agent insists the 30-year-old midfielder's future remains at Arsenal despite interest from Real Madrid and Inter Milan. (Goal)

Watford will not sell £50m-rated midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 26, to Paris St-Germain in the January transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Bayern Munich have made an improved £30m bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, having had a previous £20m offer rejected. (Sun)

Everton are interested in Barcelona winger Malcom, who has played little first-team football since joining from Bordeaux last summer. (Marca)

But the Toffees face competition from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, who have made a 50m euro (£45m) bid for the Brazilian. (Goal)

Bournemouth will allow former England striker Jermain Defoe to leave in January, with the 36-year-old having made only four substitute appearances in the league this season. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are planning a mid-season revamp after signing Christian Pulisic. The Blues remain keen on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 26, and want a new defender. (Mirror)

Liverpool are considering offering 29-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge a new contract. (Mail)

Arsenal have made a 16m euro (£14m) offer to sign Real Madrid and Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 32. (Sport - in Spanish)

Newcastle are set to make a bid for AC Milan and Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt, 25, this month. (Calciomercato)

Manchester City will not seek cover for defensive midfielder Fernandinho, 33, during the January transfer window. (ESPN)

Burnley and Cardiff are in competition to sign Scotland midfielder Matt Phillips, 27, from Championship side West Brom. (Mirror)

Monaco boss Thierry Henry is looking to sign Crystal Palace centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 28, as well as Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, this month. (Independent)

Leicester City midfielder Vicente Iborra, 30, says he could leave the Foxes to join Villarreal in January. (RNE, via Leicester Mercury)

Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 27, is looking to leave Southampton this month, with AC Milan interested. (Calciomercato)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez will not consider letting winger Jacob Murphy, 23, leave on loan until the club make progress on signing players in January. (Chronicle)

Liverpool ruled out a move for new Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic after buying Xherdan Shaqiri, 27, from Stoke last summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Diego Godin and Atletico Madrid are at odds over a new deal and the Uruguay centre-back, 32, looks likely to leave when his current contract expires at the end of the season. (Marca)

Real Madrid are interested in Sevilla attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia, 26, who has 18 months left on his current contract. (AS).


Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:07 pm

3rd January 2019

Cardiff City transfer digest

The latest Cardiff City transfer news from January 3

Bournemouth have been linked with a move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne.

Neil Warnock last month confirmed the right-back is on his January wish-list, but the Daily Mail have reported that Eddie Howe's side are interested in taking the defender to the Vitality Stadium on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

The 27-year-old - who worked with Warnock at Crystal Palace - joined the Reds from Southampton in July 2015 but he has struggled with injuries during his time on Merseyside.

He has featured only five times in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side so far this term while his current contract at Anfield runs until 2020.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have been linked with a swoop for Anderlecht striker Ivan Santini.

According to the Daily Mail, the Bluebirds have made a bid of five million euros for the 29-year-old, who has scored 11 goals in 16 games for the Belgian club this season.

The 6ft 3in frontman was named in Croatia's preliminary World Cup squad, but didn't make the final 23.

Santini - who has won four caps for his country - still has two-and-a-half years left to run on his contract with Anderlecht.

Elsewhere, Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has urged Cardiff City not to break Lee Tomlin’s heart.

Tomlin is waiting on Cardiff City to sign off a loan deal to the Posh and Fry has urged the Bluebirds to sort out a contractual wangle with the 29-year-old, which Fry says has become “political”, so he can play football again.

"Lee only wants to play for Posh. He wants to enjoy his football again. It’s not about money which is true as we won’t be paying anywhere near what he is getting at Cardiff," Fry told Peterborough Today.

"He’s trained well for us. He is getting fitter and he wants to be loved again. He’s having some personal issues and he wants to get away from Cardiff and start afresh.

"I am waiting for a call from Cardiff to get this deal done and I hope it happens for our sake and for Lee’s sake. He would be broken-hearted if it didn’t happen.

Lee Tomlin is among those who could leave Cardiff City on loan this month
"What a player he would be for us if he’s anywhere near his best, but we are also trying to get other players in, preferably ones who aren’t cup-tied.

"There could be three here by the weekend and all would be ready to play at Middlesbrough if required."

Tomlin scored once in 16 appearances in all competitions for the Bluebirds last term before being sent to Nottingham Forest on loan.

He has not featured under Neil Warnock this season having been left out of Cardiff's 25-man Premier League squad.


Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:14 pm

Friday 4th January 2019

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus and could join the Italian club this month. (Sport Mediaset via Calciomercato)

Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros says his club could move for Chelsea's Spainstriker Alvaro Morata. (Football.London)

Morata, 26, would prefer to move to former club Real Madrid if he was to leave Stamford Bridge but would only be allowed to leave should the Blues find a replacement for him during the January transfer window. (Sun)

Manchester United are likely to resist any approaches this month for Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, with La Liga side Sevilla keen to take the 24-year-old on loan. (Telegraph)

Nice's Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 28, could be set for an unexpected return to the Premier League with Newcastle United. (Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil's future at Emirates Stadium will not be decided until the end of the season after the 30-year-old Germany international and the club played down the possibility of a transfer this month. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea will make a decision on striker Tammy Abraham by 14 January. The 21-year-old Englishman is on loan at Aston Villa but can be recalled two weeks into the January transfer window under the terms of the deal. (Telegraph)

The Blues have decided against a January move for Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31, who is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus. (Goal)

Cesc Fabregas will not be allowed to complete his move to Monaco until Chelsea have secured a midfielder to replace the 31-year-old Spaniard. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid's 32-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas - linked with Arsenal in recent weeks - has renewed his contract with the Spanish club for an extra year to June 2021. (Marca)

Bayern Munich have made a third bid in excess of £30m for 18-year-old Chelsea and England Under-19 forward Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are hoping to convince Hudson-Odoi to sign a new contract despite a third bid from Bayern Munich. (Mail)

Chelsea's former England defender Gary Cahill, 33, is close to agreeing a loan move to west London neighbours Fulham, who have sent Netherlands international Timothy Fosu-Mensah back to Manchester United to free up space. (Love Sport Radio)

Crystal Palace have made a £6.5m bid for Everton and Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 28, after a loan deal for Liverpool's English forward Dominic Solanke, 21, fell through. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have made an offer that Barcelona will not be able to match to sign 21-year-old midfielder Frenkie de Jong and centre-back and fellow Netherlands international Matthijs de Ligt, 19, from Ajax.(Marca)

Leicester have received an approach from La Liga side Villarreal for midfielder Vicente Iborra, but the two clubs are still to finalise a deal for the 30-year-old Spaniard. (Leicester Mercury)

Chelsea are planning a £36m bid for PSV's Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 23. (Calciomercato, via Talksport)

Cardiff and Bournemouth are both keen to sign Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, with the Cherries keen on a loan deal for the 27-year-old England right-back. (Mail)

Liverpool and England midfielder Adam Lallana, 30, is a January target for Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Caught Offside)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, leaving the club this month. (Football.London)

As well as Dembele, Tottenham are keen to offload Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 33, 24-year-old Dutch forward Vincent Janssen, former France Under-21 winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, 23, and 27-year-old Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama. (Mirror)

Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Portsmouth's English winger Jamal Lowe, 24. (Nottingham Post)

Stoke City boss Gary Rowett may have to avoid an FA Cup upset at League One Shrewsbury on Saturday to save his job at the Championship club. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa face competition from West Brom for Wolves' English centre-back Kortney Hause, 23. (Birmingham Mail)


Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:27 am

Saturday 5th January 2019

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to bring in AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31, currently on loan from Juventus, with Alvaro Morata, 26, set to join Milan on loan. (Sun)

Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan have made an approach to sign Tottenham's Belgium international midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31. (Sky Sports)

AC Milan will consider selling Ivory Coast international midfielder Franck Kessie, 22, linked with Tottenham and Chelsea, for about 45m euros (£40m). (Calciomercato)

Manager Unai Emery wants Arsenal to keep Aaron Ramsey until the end of the season, rather than allow the 28-year-old Wales international midfielder, who has been linked with Juventus, to leave this month. (London Evening Standard)

Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon remains in contention to buy Newcastle and has contacted Mike Ashley personally with a promise to resume negotiations this month. (Mail)

Kenyon believes talks with the Newcastle hierarchy are at an "advanced and positive stage." (Newcastle Chronicle)

Liverpool will not allow England international Adam Lallana, 30, to leave on loan in this month's transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Fenerbahce had offered former Southampton midfielder Lallana a loan deal until the end of the season. (Fotomac, via Express)

Manchester City have missed out on signing 19-year-old Toulouse centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, with the Frenchman close to completing a move to Barcelona. (Independent)

West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, linked with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach this month, may wait for a summer switch to Arsenal. (Mirror)

Tottenham are increasingly resigned to losing centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 29, after activating a £25m release clause by extending his contract. (ESPN)

Vicente Iborra may not return to Leicester after being given time off to return to Spain for family reasons. The 30-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Villarreal, which could be completed while he is back in his homeland. (Leicester Mercury)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot will join Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer. (Guardian)

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has denied suggestions that Andy Carroll, 29, and Marko Arnautovic, also 29, could be leaving in the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Carroll had been the subject of speculation regarding a return to his former club Newcastle in a swap deal with midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 26. (Express)

Sunderland striker Josh Maja, 20, linked with Tottenham, Manchester City and Southampton, has rejected the offer of a new contract with the Black cats. (Talksport)

Aston Villa forward Ross McCormack, 32, is close to a return to former club Motherwell on loan. (Birmingham Mail)

Torino are prepared to offer a player to Watford as part of a deal to secure the signing of Argentina international midfielder Roberto Pereyra, 27, next summer. (Tuttosport, via Inside Futbol)

Forward Munir El Haddadi, 23, has turned down a chance to renew his Barcelona contract and is set to leave on a free transfer in the summer. (ESPN)


Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:25 am

Sunday 6th January 2019

Chelsea are preparing a £50m bid for Paris St Germain's £50m-rated Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 31. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal have opened talks with Barcelona over Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez and are hopeful of signing the 24-year-old in the January transfer window. (Observer)

Bournemouth are ready to reject any offers from Chelsea this month for England striker Callum Wilson, 26. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz, 31, said the players "will miss" midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, and that the Spaniard, who is expected to join Monaco, "is one of the best players to have played in England for many, many years." (Talksport)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he is working on a deal to keep Manchester United target Diego Godin, the 32-year-old Uruguay defender, at the Spanish club. (Sunday Express)

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has turned down the Benfica manager's job after the Portuguese club sacked Rui Vitoria this week. (Record - in Portuguese)

Another former Manchester United boss, David Moyes, is interested in becoming Stoke manager. (Daily Star)

Inter Milan have held talks with Sampdoria over 22-year-old Danish defender Joachim Andersen, who has been linked with Tottenham. (Corriere dello Sport, via Inside Futbol)

Manchester City have included 'Manchester United tax' in 19-year-old Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz's transfer to Real Madrid, which is set to be completed. If Diaz moves to another club then City get 15%, but if he moves to United then City will get 40%. (Talksport)

Porto's Colombia midfielder Juan Quintero, 25, who has spent the past three seasons on loan with clubs in France and Colombia and is currently in Argentina with River Plate, has revealed that his agent has met with Manchester City officials to talk about a possible deal. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham are planning a bid to sign Inter Milan's Italy midfielder Antonio Candreva, 31. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Aston Villa have enquired about taking Leicester's Austriandefender Christian Fuchs, 32, on loan until the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid scouts have watched Porto's Brazilian defender Eder Militao, 20, who has also been linked with Manchester United. (Marca)

Bayern Munich will sign USA Under-20 defender Chris Richards from Dallas, with the 18-year-old currently on loan at the Bundesliga side. (Goal)

Everton are tracking Atalanta's Italian defender Gianluca Mancini, 22, with a view to making a bid at the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror)

West Brom boss Darren Moore is confident 18-year-old midfielder Rekeem Harper, out of contract at the end of the season, will sign a new deal at the Baggies. (Express and Star)

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is open to bringing in players during the January transfer window, but does not expect much movement at the Nou Camp. (Goal)


Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:00 am

Monday 7th January 2019

Barcelona are determined not to sell Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez, 25, to Arsenal this month. (Mirror)

Wolves have finalised a deal with Tammy Abraham's parent club Chelsea to take him on loan until the end of the season. The England international, 21, is set to decide on Monday whether to end his loan at Aston Villa and switch to Molineux. (Express and Star)

Manchester United are monitoring Roma's Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 27, who has a £32m buyout clause in his contract. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it is "impossible" that 18-year-old English winger Phil Foden will leave on loan. (Independent)

Arsenal are not expected to make an improved offer for Roma's £45m-rated Cengiz Under, having failed with an initial £35m bid for the 21-year-old Turkey winger. (Star)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he has never heard of Sunderland striker Josh Maja - despite the Eagles being linked with a January move for the 20-year-old Englishman. (Mirror)

Aston Villa are preparing a move for Brentford's 22-year-old French striker Neal Maupay. (Sun)

Abdulkadir Omur, Trabzonspor's 19-year-old Turkish midfielder who has been linked with Liverpool, says he would relish the chance to join Jurgen Klopp's side. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is yet to take part in any fresh contract discussions - despite a suggestion he has been offered a one-year contract recently. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manager Eddie Howe says Bournemouth may make further signings this month despite having signed Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne. (Sky Sports)

Barnsley could bid for Sunderland's 21-year-old English striker Andrew Nelson, who has been on a short-term loan at National League North side Darlington. (Sunderland Echo)

Hibernian have given Tottenham goalkeeper Tom Glover a trial, taking the 21-year-old Australian to their winter training camp in Dubai. (Edinburgh News)


Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:10 am

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Sevilla have held talks with Chelsea about signing Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, on loan for the remainder of the season. (

Cesc Fabregas's move to Monaco is being held up because the Ligue 1 club have yet to agree a transfer fee with Chelsea for Spanish midfielder, 31. (London Evening Standard)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has advised Fabregas to leave Stamford Bridge for the good of his career. (Talksport)

Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona to sign their Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, but any offer would need to exceed a £100m base fee. (Caught Offside)

Manchester United's players want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager on a full-time basis. (Mirror)

An offer from Manchester United has been rejected by Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Diego Godin, 32. (Tutto Mercato Web)

Ajax's Dutch international defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19, has been urged to reject a move to Juventus and sign for Manchester United instead. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid have begun a move to try to sign Denmark attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, 26, from Tottenham and are preparing what they hope will be a £100m deal. (Independent)

Juventus say they would consider selling Manchester City target Paulo Dybala, 25, in the summer but only if they receive a bid of more than £90m for the Argentina forward. (Tuttosport via Express)

Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain have all had bids for Dybala rejected. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are likely to bid for RB Leipzig's Germany international striker Timo Werner, 22, who has also been linked with Liverpool. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea are interested in £45m-rated Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, but could face competition from Napoli and Inter Milan for the 21-year-old, who is thought to be reluctant to leave Serie A during the transfer window. (

Unai Emery has urged Arsenal to find the cash to complete a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, 25, this month. The Spanish club will sanction a loan if a £20m commitment to signing Suarez permanently this summer is included. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal are favourites to sign Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco. The 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year. (Mirror)

West Ham are interested in a deal for Inter Milan and Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa. The 22-year-old - who spent the last 12 months on loan at former club Santos - has been offered to the Hammers on loan until the end of the season. (Mirror)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed the club have received offers for Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 27. (Daily Echo)

Derby boss Frank Lampard has been unsuccessful with an attempt to recruit 18-year-old defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu from former club Chelsea. (Independent)

AC Milan are chasing Genoa and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek with a view to making the 23-year-old the permanent replacement for 31-year-old Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuan. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal and Manchester United are rivals for the signature of Cruzeiro's 18-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao. (Teamtalk)

Juventus are stepping up plans to bring Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco, 26, to Serie A. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Liverpool and Everton are battling for the signature of Portugal and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24. (A Bola - via 90min)

Fulham are keen on Bordeaux and Senegal right-back Youssouf Sabaly, 25. (L'Equipe - in French)

Crystal Palace are interested in Everton and Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 28. (Evening Standard)

Aston Villa's on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 21, did not report for training on Monday as he nears a move to Wolves. (Mirror)

Marco Silva will only push Everton to make signings in the January transfer window if any of his long-term targets become available. (Liverpool Echo)

West Brom boss Darren Moore plans to speak to Wes Hoolahan this week about the 36-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder's future. (Express and Star)

Birmingham midfielder Luke Maxwell, 21, is set to join Solihull Moors permanently, having spent the first half of the season with the National League side. (Birmingham Mail)


Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:58 pm

Aston Villa's on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 21, did not report for training on Monday as he nears a move to Wolves. (Mirror)

Thought he was staying at VILLA ???


Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 am

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of AC Milan and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31. (Marca)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has placed a £225m price tag on Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 26, amid interest from Real Madrid. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham's former Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 33, has been offered the chance to return to Athletic Bilbao. (Mirror)

Athletic Bilbao chief Rafael Alkorta has confirmed he wants to bring Manchester United and Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, back to the club. Herrera left the Spanish side in 2014. (Cadena Ser, via Mail)

But Herrera may be set to stay at Old Trafford after United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly convinced him to remain at the club. (Sun)

Manchester United have accepted they will have to wait until the summer to sign Napoli and Senegal centre-back ​Kalidou Koulibaly, 27. (ESPN)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been approached over the possibility of coaching the Qatar national team. (France Football)

Inter Milan are prepared to sell Croatia forward Ivan Perisic, 29, to Manchester United in order to raise funds to sign Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 33. (Tuttosport, via Calciomercato)

Inter and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 25, is at the top of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's wish-list for the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich have increased their offer for Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi to £35m, with the 18-year-old having reiterated his desire to leave Stamford Bridge this month. (Guardian)

Chelsea want to sign AC Milan and Portugal striker Andre Silva - who is on loan at Sevilla - but the deal hinges on the Blues' Spain striker Alvaro Morata replacing him at the Spanish club. (Sun)

Everton are monitoring Porto and Algeria midfielder Yacine Brahimi and had a scout at Monday's 3-1 win over Nacional, in which the 28-year-old scored twice. (Mirror)

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, 31, is a target for Preston who want the former England stopper on loan. (Sun)

Crystal Palace want to loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham after the 21-year-old, currently on loan at Aston Villa, turned down the chance to join Wolves. (Mirror)

Southampton are keen on signing Everton forward Ademola Lookman, 21. (Star - via HITC)

Fulham gave England defender Gary Cahill, 33, Nigeria winger Victor Moses and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, both 28, a training ground tour in an attempt to lure them away from Chelsea. (Love Sport Radio)

Liverpool defender Rafael Camacho, 18, is set to leave Anfield - just days after being handed his senior debut - with Sporting Lisbon close to agreeing a deal for the right-back. (Talksport)

Newcastle are considering pulling out of a deal to bring Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron to St James' Park. The 24-year-old Paraguay midfielder's wage demands have been described as "astronomical". (Talksport)

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has admitted he is dreaming of a move to Paris St-Germain, with the French champions interested in the 26-year-old. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, is on the verge of an £11m move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. (Talksport)

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, 25, is keen on a move to Arsenal in January. (Mirror)

Spurs are set to hold talks with out-of-favour Dutch striker Vincent Janssen and will consider letting the 24-year-old striker leave in the January transfer window. (Mail)

Burnley centre-back Jimmy Dunne, 21, is wanted on loan by Sunderland. (Burnley Express)

Reading have rejected an offer of £450,000 from Wigan for defender Tyler Blackett, 24. (Mail)

Preston and West Brom are interested in signing Mansfield midfielder CJ Hamilton, 23. (Mansfield Chad)

Newcastle have turned down an approach from West Brom for midfielder Isaac Hayden, 23. (Express & Star)

Aston Villa have also joined the race to sign Hayden. (Mirror)

Arsenal are considering making former midfielder Edu their new director of football. The Brazilian retired in 2010. (Standard)

Barcelona are open to the idea of selling Brazilian winger Malcom, 21, despite only signing him during the summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Tottenham are monitoring Wolves full-back Matt Doherty but the 26-year-old could double his wages at Molineux in the coming weeks. (Irish Independent)

West Ham are set to make an improved offer to sign former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel. The 31-year-old Chile defensive midfielder will leave Besiktas if their valuation is met. (Takvim - via Sport Witness)


Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 pm

Neil Warnock is not giving up on Emiliano Sala :thumbright:

Neil Warnock watched Nantes’ 2-0 win over Montpellier last night.

Apparently its Sala who needs to be persuaded.
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:59 pm

Wigan closing in on Pilkington

The East Anglian Daily Times claims Ipswich Town have missed out on signing Anthony Pilkington, with the Irishman reportedly snubbing the Tractor Boys in favour of a move to Wigan Athletic.


Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:34 am

Wednesday 10th January 2019

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, has agreed a deal to join Juventus in June. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, on loan. Morata has been linked with a move to Sevilla. (Goal)

Real Madrid are preparing to rival Manchester United by offering £90m for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 27. (Il Mattino, via Talksport)

United interest in Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 21, has faded since Jose Mourinho's sacking. (ESPN)

Burnley have placed a £50m price tag on England defender James Tarkowski, 26, amid interest from Liverpool for a loan deal. (Sun)

Tottenham are keen on a move for Sampdoria's Danish defender Joachim Andersen, 22, if Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 29, leaves the club. (Independent)

Manchester City want to bring in West Ham and Republic of Ireland midfielder Declan Rice, 19, as a long-term replacement for Brazil international Fernandinho, 33. (Sun)

Southampton's Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 27, has agreed to rejoin Sampdoria for £11.7m. (Guardian)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata's agent has agreed deals with two Spanish clubs according to European football expert Guillem Balague, but the Blues will not let the 26-year-old leave before they sign a replacement. (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has promised 25-year-old midfielder Denis Suarez, an Arsenal target, that he can leave the Nou Camp. (Marca)

Arsenal are looking at Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera, 28, on a free transfer in the summer as they seek a direct replacement for 28-year-old Welshman Aaron Ramsey, whose contract is set to expire. (Tutto Mercato Web)

Unai Emery has given Arsenal approval to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 24, from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang this month. (Foot Mercato)

Liverpool are set to end Wales winger Ben Woodburn's loan spell at Sheffield United and will consider enquiries from Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Hull City for the 19-year-old. (Goal)

West Ham's English striker Andy Carroll, 30, wants to stay at the London Stadium with his contract due to expire at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle have been told they must raise their offer if they want to sign Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24. (ABC Cardinal, via Guardian)

Arsenal have activated a clause in Spain defender Nacho Monreal's contract to keep the 32-year-old until the end of next season. (ESPN)

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has flown to France in a bid to sign Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, but the 28-year-old Argentine is said to be unsure over the move. (Sun)

Sunderland have made an offer for Wigan and Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg, 27. (Northern Echo)

Newcastle are in the race to sign Trabzonspor's Turkish midfielder Abdulkadir Omur, 19. (Karadeniz)

Nottingham Forest have submitted a loan offer to take Swiss goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, 34, on loan from Leicester City. (Talksport - via Leicester Mercury)


Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:56 am

Friday 11th January 2019

Chelsea have rejected an offer from Barcelona for Brazil forward Willian, 30, in a deal that involved his national team-mate Malcom, 21, going the other way. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are in talks to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season - although Juventus would prefer to agree a deal to sell the 31-year-old Argentina striker on a permanent basis. (Telegraph)

England winger Jadon Sancho, 18, wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund despite reports linking him with a return to the Premier League. (Mail)

Everton are among several clubs interested in signing Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi after the 25-year-old's loan spell at Valencia was cut short. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace and Fulham are also interested in signing Batshuayi. (Mirror)

Newcastle have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Trabzonspor midfielder Abdulkadir Omur. The 19-year-old has been dubbed the 'Turkish Lionel Messi'. (Sun)

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering recalling Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 32. (Mail)

Wolves have been linked with a move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi in the January transfer window. Origi, 23, scored in the FA Cup tie between the two teams on Monday but has only started one Premier League game this season. (Birmingham Mail)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has labelled reported Liverpool interest in 26-year-old Clarets defender James Tarkowski as "bizarre", adding that "there are a lot of rumours out there, and not much fact". (Express)

Chelsea transfer target Nicolo Barella intends to turn down a move to Stamford Bridge this month. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is prepared to pay £45m for the 21-year-old Cagliari midfielder. (Tutto Mercato, via Talksport)

Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 30, says he does not know where his future lies with his Old Trafford contract set to expire in the summer. (AS - in Spanish)

Huddersfield have had a bid rejected by Leicester for Japan forward Shinji Okazaki, 32. (Sun)

Watford manager Javi Gracia says he will not be signing any players in January. (Independent)

Fulham are in talks to sign Bordeaux and Senegal right-back Youssouf Sabaly, 25. (Sky Sports)

Watford striker Jerome Sinclair's loan spell at Sunderland has been cut short and the 21-year-old will now return to his parent club. (Watford Observer)

Swansea City and Sunderland are among the clubs interested in signing 23-year-old Ayr United striker Lawrence Shankland, with Ayr boss Ian McCall saying any deal must see the player loaned back to the Scottish club for the rest of the season. (Wales Online)

Aston Villa are interested in signing 21-year-old Brentford left-back Rico Henry, who played for Villa boss Dean Smith at Walsall and Brentford. (Birmingham Mail)

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira wants to speak with former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho about returning to his homeland to manage the club. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

However, Mourinho has ruled out a return to Portugal. (Correia de Manha - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid are still interested in bringing former manager Mourinho back to the Bernabeu but Manchester United will demand £10m from the Spanish giants if they re-employ him. (Sun)

Reading are leading the chase to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira, 22, on loan. Portugal Under-21 stopper Pereira is returning to Old Trafford following a loan spell at Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal. (Mail)

Tottenham want to sign Hoffenheim and Austria midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 23. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool and Spain left-back Alberto Moreno, 26, has told the Reds he does not want to renew his contract and wants to return to La Liga. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, will hold talks with his agent in the coming days over his uncertain future at the London Stadium. (Mail)

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Zenit over a deal for Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24. (Sportitalia, via Metro)

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo wants to return to the Premier League in January. The Nigerian international, 29, joined Chinese club Changchun Yatai in January 2017. (Sky Sports)

Leeds are watching Kilmarnock and Scotland Under-21 striker Eamonn Brophy, 22. (Mail, via Talksport)


Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:18 am

Saturday 12th January 2019

Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, with Manchester United interested in signing the former Liverpool man in the summer. (Calciomercato, via Star)

Barcelona are also considering making a second bid for Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian, after their first bid for the 30-year-old was rejected on Thursday. (Standard)

Chelsea have agreed deals in principle for Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21, and Zenit and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24. (Telegraph)

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said talks are ongoing with 31-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain's representatives amid speculation over a move to Chelsea. (Express)

Signing Higuain on loan until the end of the season is Chelsea's priority for the current transfer window. (Sun)

The father of Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar has refuted rumours the 26-year-old wants to return to former club Barcelona. (Express)

Liverpool and Fulham both want to sign Red Bull Salzburg and Israel striker Moanes Dabour, 26. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

Everton boss Marco Silva will not complain if his side do not add to their squad in the January window, although he would like "two or three" new signings. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are exploring a possible move for Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 26. (Mail)

Hammers forward Marko Arnautovic, 29, will be "ending his career" from a competitive perspective if he heads to China, says ex-West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil. (Express)

Leeds are set to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. The 32-year-old is due to fly to England next week. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Aston Villa and Congo midfielder Aaron Tshibola, 24, is wanted by several clubs in Italy's Serie A. Tshibola has been on loan at Kilmarnock this season. (Birmingham Mail)

Ipswich Town are interested in signing 30-year-old Brentford midfielder Alan Judge. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Juventus want to re-sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, in the summer and Manchester United are reportedly willing to consider it if Brazil winger Douglas Costa, 28, moves to Old Trafford as part of the deal. (Tuttosport, via Calciomercato)

Juventus are ready to offer Morocco centre-back Medhi Benatia, 31, to Arsenal as part of the deal that would see Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, moving the other way. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Barcelona are considering a loan move for Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, who is also a target for Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. (Sport - in Spanish)

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny, 33, has rejected a transfer approach from Monaco. (Le10 Sport, via Mirror)

Monaco are in talks with Chelsea over a deal for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 25. The player's agent has flown out to France to discuss a potential move. (Goal)

Everton are interested in signing Southampton and Portugal defender Cedric Soares, 27, with the Saints reportedly willing to sell. (Sun, via Star)

Leicester want to sign Hull winger Jarrod Brown with Tottenham and Everton also tracking the 22-year-old. (Sun)

Hull are close to completing the loan signing of Cardiff defender Matthew Connolly, 31. (Hull Daily Mail)


Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:52 pm

Renewed talk of Niasse ... tal-palace


Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:27 am

.....and the latest Sala thing ... llion.html


Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 am

Monday 14th January 2019

Bournemouth are willing to sell England striker Callum Wilson to Chelsea for £75m - 25 times the amount they paid for the 26-year-old in 2014. (Star)

Wolves will rival Chelsea for the signature of Wilson, who has scored 10 goals so far this season. (Birmingham Mail)

Chelsea also want to re-sign Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake, just two years after selling the 23-year-old Dutch international to the Cherries. (Sun)

Tottenham's new stadium will reportedly not be finished this season. (Mail)

Tottenham and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 33, is a target for Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the club will not meet the reported £100m valuation for Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 21. (Mirror)

Watford's French striker Abdoulaye Doucoure, 26, has told a French TV station he "is going to leave" the Hornets. (Canal Football Club, via Express)

West Ham winger Michail Antonio says Hammers team-mate and Austria striker Marko Arnautovic, 29, wants to move to China. (Sky Sports)

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel, 32, is close to moving to Fulham on loan. The Netherlands international currently plays for Besiktas. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Liverpool are on the trail of Celtic and Scotland winger James Forrest, 27. (Scottish Sun)

Lille have entered the race to sign West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang, 26. The Equatorial Guinea international is also a target for Fiorentina. (RMC Sport - in French)

Bournemouth will offer midfielder David Brooks, 21, a new deal in order to ward off interest from Manchester United and Tottenham. (Sun)

Fulham, Huddersfield and Leeds are among a host of clubs interested in Columbus Crew and USA forward Gyasi Zardes, 27. (Teamtalk)

Leeds are also planning to make moves for Wales winger Daniel James, 21, and Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero, 29, who both play for Swansea.(Sun via Wales Online)

Leeds also want to complete the signing of Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 30, by next weekend. (Star)

Manchester United want Netherlands defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah to stay on loan at Fulham but the Cottagers want the 21-year-old to leave in order to bring in more loan signings. (Sun)

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole is set to join Sol Campbell at Macclesfield Town as a coach for the team's strikers. (Mail)


Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:37 pm

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=203819 :bluebird:


Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:31 am

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is happy to allow German playmaker Mesut Ozil, 30, to leave the club in order to free up funds for two new signings. Ozil is currently Arsenal's highest-earning player on a £350,000-a-week contract. (Mail)

Chelsea will demand £100m if Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28, tells the club he wants to join Real Madrid. (Telegraph)

West Ham's Austria striker Marko Arnautovic, 29, will seal a £35m move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG before the end of the week. (Sun)

The Hammers will target Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 26, if they let Arnautovic leave this month. (Sky Sports)

Sevilla have given up on signing Chelsea's Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, as he is too expensive, having had an offer worth £40m rejected. (Evening Standard)

Morata is willing to take a pay cut to join Atletico Madrid, who will need to sell another player to bring in the former Real Madrid striker. (Marca)

Manchester United players increasingly want caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take over permanently at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Solskjaer wants to offload Marouane Fellaini and could let the 31-year-old Belgium midfielder leave on loan in January. (Talksport)

The Norwegian has consulted legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson on team selections since taking over from the sacked Jose Mourinho. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24, and have submitted a £27m offer to Zenit St Petersburg. (Mirror)

Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, 21, from Club Brugge. (Mail)

Juventus and AC Milan will hold talks over 31-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain's desire to join Chelsea. The Argentina forward is on loan at Milan from Serie A champions Juve. (Evening Standard)

Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain need a defensive midfielder and are targeting Everton and Senegal's Idrissa Gueye, 29. (L'Equipe - in French)

But the Toffees have told Gueye they will only listen to offers of £40m to sell him in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Wolves are interested in signing Stoke's Austria right-back Moritz Bauer, 26, on loan for the rest of the season. (Express and Star)

West Ham have opened talks about signing highly-rated Bristol Rovers defender Michael Kelly, 21. The Scot's contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, is close to joining PSG for around £67m, earning £7m a year in wages. (AS - in Spanish)

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki, 32, wants to leave Leicester in January because of a lack of first-team football. (Sky Sports)

Everton are lining up a move for Espanyol's Spanish striker Borja Iglesias, 25, who has a £25m buyout clause in his contract. (Sun)

But Iglesias has rejected the offer and made it clear he does not want to leave Espanyol midway through the season. (Marca)

Marseille are still keen on Nice's former Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 28, but cannot agree a salary with the former Manchester City player. (L'Equipe - in French)

An editorial column in Spanish newspaper Marca has advised Real Madrid midfielder Isco to change those who represent him in the media or risk ending his career at Bournemouth. (Marca - in Spanish)


Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Important transfer fact ... Dv7dV5aFSM:


Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:26 am

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Manchester United will let Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 31, leave for £15m this month, with AC Milan, Porto and Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande all interested. (Mirror)

Chelsea hope to be able to move forward with a deal for 31-year-old Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at AC Milan, by the end of this week. (Telegraph)

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso says Argentina international Higuain has not told him that he wants to leave. (Evening Standard)

Christian Eriksen, 26, is unlikely to sign a new Tottenham contract, and Real Madrid is the Denmark midfielder's first choice for his next club. (AS)

Arsenal want Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 25, but cannot afford to sign him from Chinese club Dalian Yifang unless they sell 30-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Fox Sports Asia)

Arsenal know they will have to subsidise Ozil's £350,000-a-week wages to offload him, with Inter Milan possibly interested in a loan deal. (Mirror)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata's desired move to Atletico Madrid is in the balance because the Spanish side only want to take the 26-year-old Spain international on loan until the summer. (Mail)

Leicester have lined up Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers to replace current boss Claude Puel. (Sun)

West Ham have turned down an £8.9m bid from Fiorentina for 26-year-old Equatorial Guinea midfielder Pedro Obiang. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona want to sign a striker and have identified Girona's Cristhian Stuani, 32, Tottenham's Fernando Llorente, 33, and Chelsea pair Olivier Giroud, 32, and Alvaro Morata, 26, as targets. (Marca)

Arsenal are keen on Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez and could pay just £3m to Real Madrid to switch the last six months of his two-year loan at Bayern Munich.(Mail)

Bournemouth will bid £15m for Brentford and Wales centre-back Chris Mepham, 21, to prevent him joining Southampton. (Sun)

Chelsea have upped their offer to £36m to secure Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24, from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.(Star)

West Ham and Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 30, wants to join Valencia, but the Hammers will not let him leave unless they can replace him. (Guardian)

Manchester United have begun talks with Tromso over 14-year-old Norwegian Isak Hansen-Aaroen to stave off interest from Everton and Liverpool. (Aftenposten, via Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City have no interest in a move for 26-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco. (ESPN)

Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, 32, missed training on Tuesday to fly to England for a medical with Championship club Leeds United. (AS)

Newcastle have not submitted a new bid for Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, to MLS side Atlanta United since their original offer was rejected in December. (Chronicle)


Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:42 pm

Philippe Coutinho Could Be Off To Manchester United As A Fee Is Set
Manchester United have been linked with a move for the former Liverpool star in the last few weeks.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo have claimed that the Red Devils have contacted his agent about a possible transfer.
Link: ... d-15673202

Manchester United Midfielder Fellaini Will Be Leaving The Team In This Window
Solskjaer is unhappy with the Belgian midfielder’s attitude and has been given the green light to ship him out of Old Trafford, according to talkSPORT.
Link: ... er-2433979

FC Barcelona Are Targeting Chelsea FC Striker Olivier Giroud
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could be set for a shock move to Barcelona if reports in Spain are anything to go by.
Link: ... ef-attack/

Arsenal Are Plotting A Move To Sign Leeds United Player Jack Clarke
A host of high-profile clubs have been linked with a move to land the highly-rated youngster, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur looking to sign the attacker, with the latter also looking to make an offer to sign the player.
Link: ... ed-player/

Cardiff City Are Close To Signing Emiliano Sala For A Sum Of £13 Million
The Bluebirds are hoping to get this signing across the line in time for there crucial match on Saturday against Newcastle United.
Link: ... liano-sala
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 pm

Coutinho to MAN UTD :o :o :o


Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:04 am

Friday 18th January 2019

Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus from Arsenal in the summer, The 28-year-old Wales midfielder completed his medical with the Serie A champions over the weekend. (Sky Sports)

Ramsey will sign a four-year contract, worth £300,000 a week, putting him among the best-paid British footballers. (Times)

Chelsea are prepared to offer Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, a new deal worth £50,000 per week - rising to as much as £70,000 - in a bid to hold off another bid from Bayern Munich. (Mail)

West Ham have had two offers for Genoa's Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek, 23, rejected as the Italians hold out for a bid from AC Milan. (Mail)

Borussia Dortmund director of football Michael Zorc has warned Premier League clubs off a summer move for former Manchester City winger and England international Jadon Sancho, 18. (Mirror)

Chelsea are trying to complete the signing of Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31, from Juventus in time for him to make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday. (London Evening Standard)

Chelsea are also closing in on a £31m deal for Zenit St Petersburg's Argentina international midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24. (Express)

Manchester United are ready to double Marcus Rashford's wages to £150,000 a week in an effort to prevent Europe's top clubs from making a move for the 21-year-old England forward this summer. (Mirror)

Tottenham have revived their interest in Barcelona Brazilian forward Malcom, 21. (Independent)

Celtic will continue to watch Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay but will only bid for the 22-year-old if another midfielder leaves Parkhead. (Daily Record)

Liverpool are monitoring Schalke's 20-year-old USA midfielder Weston McKennie. (Sun)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says "primitive" talks have been held with Barcelona's 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez, but admits it will not be easy to conclude any deals this month. (Mirror)

Bournemouth's English defender Tyrone Mings, 25, is wanted on loan by West Brom. (Sun)

Everton manager Marco Silva admits there will be more departures than arrivals this month at Goodison Park as he has been told by the club's board that finances are not available for new signings. (Mail)

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is targeting Fiorentina's Burkina Faso international midfielder Bryan Dabo, 26. (Sun)

Aston Villa are considering a move for Gaz Metan midfielder Darius Olaru from the Romanian top division. Borussia Dortmund are also said to be interested in the 20-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers stressed his focus remains on the Scottish champions amid speculation about interest from Leicester. (Leicester Mercury)

Former Italy Giuseppe Rossi, 31, is reluctant to re-launch his career in MLS, with the former Manchester United forward determined to find a new club in Europe. (ESPN)

Manchester United's first signing of the January transfer window will be 16-year-old Amiens French forward Noam Emeran. (Manchester Evening News)

Inter Milan are set to offer a new contract to 23-year-old Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, who has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City. (Calciomercato)

Sheffield Wednesday are in discussions to sign Fulham's Congo midfielder Neeskens Kebano, 26, on loan. (Sheffield Star)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says defender Joe Worrall will remain on loan from Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season and has ruled out moves for Liverpool's England midfielder Adam Lallana, 30 and Lazio's English midfielder Ravel Morrison, 25. (Daily Record)


Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:00 am

Saturday 19th January 2019

Liverpool have had a £61m bid for Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix, 19, turned down by Benfica. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out re-signing Philippe Coutinho - 12 months after selling the Brazil midfielder, 26, to Barcelona in a £142m deal. (Liverpool Echo)

Monaco boss Thierry Henry wants to sign Manchester United's Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 31, on loan. (RMC - in French)

Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31, is flying to London to sign for Chelsea in time for next Thursday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Tottenham. (Sun)

Bayern Munich have offered Chelsea's 18-year-old England Under-19 winger Callum Hudson-Odoi a contract worth 85,000 per week. (Sun)

Manchester United's France forward Anthony Martial, 23, is close to agreeing a new five-year contract. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club will not be signing former Manchester United and Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi this month. The 31-year-old is a free agent. (Sky Sports)

Everton want Chelsea and Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi and are preparing a £40m deal to sign the 25-year-old, who has returned to Stamford Bridge after a loan spell at Valencia. (Sun)

Guangzhou Evergrande want to sign West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic and have made an offer of 40m euros (£35.2m) for the 29-year-old Austrian. (Guardian)

West Ham have failed in an attempt to sign Torino's Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 25, for 40m euros (£35.2m). (Sportitalia - in Italian)

Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel says 23-year-old France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with Barcelona and Chelsea, is not available for selection because of his contract stand-off. (Goal)

Wolves intend to wait until the summer before buying £30m-rated on-loan Benfica striker Raul Jimenez. The 27-year-old Mexico international has scored six Premier League goals. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri says he is uncertain if Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill, 33, wants to join the Cottagers, who are one place off the bottom of the Premier League table. (Football.London)

Crystal Palace want to sign Leeds' 18-year-old English winger Jack Clarke, who has played 12 Championship games this season, for £3m. (Mirror)

Inter Milan are close to completing the signing of Cagliari's Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21, who has been linked with Chelsea. (Calciomercato)

Barcelona are prepared to let Brazil winger Malcom, 21, go if they receive an offer which betters the 41m euros (£35.2m) they paid Bordeaux for the player last July. (ESPN)


Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 am

Harry Arter
He signed a loan deal until the end of the season, but it is understood Bournemouth have the option to recall and could cash in if permanent offers are forthcoming.
Watford and West Ham both interested in signing Arter
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