Transfer news LIVE: Man City,Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd latest transfer bids and rumours

The January transfer window is just around the corner and it could be a lively month for Premier League clubs.

Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all leading the title race, but don’t rule out Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham if they get their winter spending right.

United especially have been in the news, with Jose Mourinho pushing Ed Woodward to release funds to help salvage their season.

Arsenal are also looking for business, with Pablo Fornals on the radar from Villarreal.

You can follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and done deals as they happen on our daily Eyalama Football transfer blog – right until the end of the February window.

Battle for Skriniar

Chelsea are ready to rival Man United for Milan Skriniar.

The Inter defender has attracted interest from United after some excellent performances in Italy.

Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his wish to bring in central defenders and Skriniar fits the bill.

But Maurizio Sarri is also a fan and may look to bring in Skriniar, and let Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen go.

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Leeds in for Llorente

Leeds could make a shock move for Fernando Llorente.

The Spain striker continues to be a back-up option at Spurs and could look to move on in January.

Marcelo Bielsa managed Llorente at Athletic Bilbao and the pair could link up again at Elland Road.

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Sakho eyes Palace exit

Mamadou Sakho admits he would leave Crystal Palace for a Champions League club.

The former Liverpool defender has been at Selhurst Park since 2017 after an initial loan move.

He admits the opportunity to play in Europe would be enough to make him quit Palace.

I’ve always been ambitious, and I’ve worked to reach the highest levels of football since I was a trainee. Today my ambition remains the same.

I want to play in the biggest competitions possible. If I said otherwise that would tell you that I lack ambition, and that I am happy with what I’ve got.

Why shouldn’t the Champions League be on my mind? Ask any Crystal Palace player and they will tell you the same thing.

A footballer’s aim is to play in the biggest tournaments for the best clubs. If that isn’t the case you might as well play video games instead.”

 

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Wolves eye Balde

Wolves are reportedly in the mix for Keita Balde.

The Senegalese star is currently on loan at Inter from Monaco.

He has failed to score in 13 appearances for the club and Inter may now look to move him on.

Wolves are after attacking reinforcements and reports in Italy suggest they are keen.

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New deal for Smalling?

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks over a new deal with Chris Smalling.

The defender’s contract expires in the summer and he is free to talk to foreign clubs in little over a month.

But United want to keep him and the Mail reports they will offer him a new £120,000-a-week deal.

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Pep’s international desire

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits that ‘sooner of later’ he will become an international manager.

Guardiola, who is looking to make it back-to-back Premier League titles this season, is in his third season at the Etihad Stadium.

Earlier this year he signed a two-year contract extension at the Etihad until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

And City bosses are keen for the Catalan to remain even longer than that.

But Pep wants to go into management at international level at one point in the future – for a very good reason he has expressed……full story here.

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Juve enter De Ligt race

Juventus are looking to pip Barcelona to Ajax teenager Matthijs De Ligt.

The Dutchman is one of the most sought-after defenders in Europe and has also been linked with Manchester City.

Barca are thought to be leading the chase but Tuttosport reports Juve are ready to join the race.

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Sandro set to move on again

Real Sociedad are looking to ship out Everton loanee Sandro Ramirez.

The Spaniard moved on loan to the La Liga side after a disastrous season at Goodison Park.

Villarreal are said to be keen on Sandro and Sociedad hope Everton will terminate his loan – then let him move elsewhere.

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Barca’s Dembele clause

Barcelona may have to pay a further £26m for Ousmane Dembele, even if they sell him.

The French winger has been tipped to leave Barca after reportedly causing frustration with his discipline.

Barca have already paid Dortmund £105m for the player, including £96m up front and £9m in add-ons.

But £26m remains tied up in future clauses, taking the grand total of the deal to £131m.

Barca would have to pay that to Dortmund if they decide to let Dembele go.

Ousmane Dembele of France during the Nations League match between Netherlands and France
Ousmane Dembele of France during the Nations League match between Netherlands and France (Image: Icon Sport via Getty Images)

McCarthy wants Ireland return

Mick McCarthy wants the Republic of Ireland job after Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane were axed by the FAI.

The Sun Sport understands that while free agent McCarthy has yet to be contacted by his former employers, he is keen to return to the hot-seat.

And his former striker Robbie Keane – strongly linked with the vacant U21 Ireland job – could form part of the coaching ticket if McCarthy lands the gig.

Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny – who won four League of Ireland titles in the last five years, including two doubles – is rivalling McCarthy for favouritism in bookies markets.

The FAI want a swift appointment and hope to have the new man in place ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying draw in Dublin on Sunday week.Mick McCarthy wants the Republic of Ireland job after Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane were axed by the FAI.

UK’s Mirror Sport understands that while free agent McCarthy has yet to be contacted by his former employers, he is keen to return to the hot-seat.

And his former striker Robbie Keane – strongly linked with the vacant U21 Ireland job – could form part of the coaching ticket if McCarthy lands the gig.

Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny – who won four League of Ireland titles in the last five years, including two doubles – is rivalling McCarthy for favouritism in bookies markets.

The FAI want a swift appointment and hope to have the new man in place ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying draw in Dublin on Sunday week.

Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane
Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane (Image: Reuters)

Arsenal in for Weigl?

Arsenal could be about to raid Borussia Dortmund again for midfielder Julian Weigl.

The Gunners snapped up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the Bundesliga club last January before Sokratis Papastathopoulos arrived in the summer.

The pair were identified by new transfer chief Sven Mislintat, who left Dortmund for Arsenal, and he has another target.

Bild reports the Gunners are keen on midfielder Weigl, who has fallen out of favour under Lucien Favre this term.

Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery and Dortmund's German midfielder Julian Weigl vie for the ball
Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribery and Dortmund’s German midfielder Julian Weigl vie for the ball (Image: Getty Images)

City starlet in demand

Real Madrid are reportedly attempting to lure young midfielder Brahim Diaz away from Manchester City.

Brahim, 19, is highly-rated but said to be targeting a move away from the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires in the summer due to a lack of game time.

Spanish newspaper AS have stated he is believed to be flattered by interested from the Bernabeu, but manager Pep Guardiola has urged him to be patient even though he will be free to talk to other clubs in January.

“We will do everything to keep him, but it’s his decision,” Guardiola said.

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Inter Milan consider selling Perisic for reduced fee

Inter Milan could sell Ivan Perisic for a reduced price, it has been claimed.

The Croatia winger has been a long-term target for Manchester United, but Jose Mourinho’s side were priced out of a move for him in the summer window.

According to the Evening Standard, the Italian giants may consider selling Perisic for just £31million.

Barcelona forced to pay £89m premium to sign Liverpool players

Barcelona will have to pay £89million on top of an agreed transfer fee if they want to make a signing from Liverpool.

Liverpool ensured an agreement was put in place over the future sale of players, to discourage the La Liga club from signing any Reds stars for the next two years.

This means that should the Catalan club wish to sign Roberto Firmino, for example, – the one Liverpool player they have been linked with in recent months – for his market value of £75m, according to Transfermarkt, this figure would automatically become £164m.

The agreement is set to last until 2020.

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Jose Mourinho goes on personal scouting mission

Jose Mourinho went on a personal scouting mission to Belgium last week to take a closer look at Axel Witsel.

Mourinho has reportedly identified the midfielder as a January transfer target and travelled to Brussels to watch him compete in Belgium’s 2-0 win over Iceland in the Nations League.

Neither Romelu Lukaku nor Marouane Fellaini were available for the international fixture, prompting confusion as to why the Manchester United boss was in the crowd.

It was initially reported that Mourinho went to Brussels to take a look at Toby Alderweireld, who United were linked with in the summer transfer window.

This may well have been the case, but according to Belgian outlet HLN, Mourinho was actually in the country to watch Witsel.

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Cardiff eyeing Liverpool defender

Cardiff City are preparing a loan move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, according to WalesOnline.

The emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold has relegated Clyne to a minor role at Anfield, and he has yet to play a single minute of league football so far this season.

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have struggled to fill the right-back slot during their tough start to life back in the Premier League after injuries to Lee Peltier and Jazz Richards plus Callum Paterson filing in up front.

The 14-cap England international would be a major capture for the Welsh outfit as they aim to utilise the loan market to bolster their survival bid.

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Oxford attracting interest

Borussia Mönchengladbach are considering a permanent deal for West Ham youngster Reece Oxford, according to Sky Sports News.

Oxford, 19, made seven appearances for the Bundesliga outfit across two separate loan spells last season but has struggled to earn a place in Manuel Pellegrini’s plans.

The high-flying German side will now look at offering Oxford a chance to become the latest English youngster to take their talents to the Bundesliga after attempting to launch a similar bid last January.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 01: Reece Oxford in action during a training session of Borussia Moenchengladbach at Borussia-Park on February 01, 2018 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images)
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Blues starlet set for loan switch

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi could be set for a loan move in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Sky Sports News say Chelsea will listen to offers for the 18-year-old winger, who has yet to break into Maurizio Sarri’s first team plans after a promising pre-season.

It is believed they expect Hudson-Odoi to attract interest from other Premier League clubs, but they will not listen to offers from direct top six rivals.

Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea
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Reds set for windfall?

Last January Liverpool fans watched from behind their fingers as Barcelona made a move for Philippe Coutinho and brought him to Spain.

There was simply nothing the Anfield club could do; the Brazilian had his heart set on a move, and like Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano before him, left for La Liga.

Liverpool made £106million up front from the sale of Coutinho, with an additional £36million set to be paid in bonus-related installments.

But there was more to the deal, which was thrashed out behind the scenes, to ensure Liverpool didn’t lose any more players to Barcelona in the near future.

Read more here.

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How Liverpool XI could look after the window

Liverpool’s starting XI is one of the best in the Premier League.

It’s as close to perfect the Reds have got for a few years now, but there are always improvements to be made and the January transfer window provides a brilliant opportunity to make them.

But how could they line up after the January transfer window? We look into the crystal ball here.

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Liverpool make Mignolet decision

Simon Mignolet will not be allowed to quit Liverpool in January, despite his frustration at being demoted to the bench.

Nice boss Patrick Vieira is interested in signing Mignolet when the transfer window opens and the Belgium goalkeeper is desperate to move to re-ignite his stalled career.

However Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will not let Mignolet go because his departure would leave him short of cover for No 1 Alisson.

Klopp let Loris Karius join Besiktas on a two-year loan agreement with a view to a permanent £7.25million move following Alisson’s record £65million signing in the summer.

He does not want to leave himself short in the goalkeeping department with Liverpool chasing honours at home and in Europe and will not sanction Mignolet’s departure until the summer at the earliest.

Read more here.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Simon Mignolet of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
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Bolt to link up with Maradona

Usain Bolt is being linked with a shock move to Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa currently being managed by Argentinian legend Diego Maradona.
Former sprinter Bolt, 32, recently ended a trial period with Australian outfit Central Coast Mariners, playing three matches and scoring two goals, but the club decided against offering him a full-time contract.
Reports now suggest Bolt could be in line for a move to Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa who Maradona has led to the semi-finals of the second tier.

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Zlatan on AC Milan radar

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a loan move to AC Milan.

The Sweden star is available after LA Galaxy’s MLS campaign recently came to an end.

And sporting director Leonardo recently revealed that he was on Milan’s radar.

He told Sky Sports: “Ibrahimovic is very close to Milan, that is a fact..

”Now is not the moment but it is more than a thought, he has special qualities, is a battler and motivates people on and off the pitch.”

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How Welbeck injury will impact Arsenal

Raul Sanllehi admits Arsenal may be forced into the January transfer marker after the injury to Danny Welbeck.

The England striker suffered a broken ankle in the Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon and is unlikely to return before the end of the season.

Arsenal have been linked with the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Patrik Shick as potential options in January.

While head of football Sanllehi admits he would prefer not to do business in January, he does concede the injury to Welbeck may lead to a rethink.

“We are very sad for Danny and he knows he has all the support from the club. Yes, that makes you consider things,” he said.Raul Sanllehi admits Arsenal may be forced into the January transfer marker after the injury to Danny Welbeck.

Read more here.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal reacts to his injury
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Spurs star Eriksen in demand

PSG and Real Madrid are ready to do battle for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

The Danish playmaker has just 18 months left on his contract in north London and is yet to sign an extension.

Negotiations have been ongoing for some time over a new £70,000-a-week deal for Eriksen, who has been at the club since 2013.

But Eriksen has recently seen Dele Alli sign a new £150,000-a-week deal until 2024, after star striker Harry Kane also penned new terms.

Real are looking to Eriksen as a long term replacement for Croatian star Luka Modric – and are also reportedly interested in Manchester United’s young England forward Marcus Rashford.PSG and Real Madrid are ready to do battle for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

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5 potential Liverpool transfers

Liverpool may have made their best start to a Premier League campaign by taking 30 points from their first 12 games, but the Reds are still scouting new players.

Jurgen Klopp and his technical team, which includes chief scout Barry Hunter, are always looking for young players with potential, who fit their criteria.

They want talent Klopp can improve and are not scared to smash transfer records to sign the right players, as they have proved twice this year by paying out £75million for Virgil van Dijk and £65million for Alisson.

Here’s five players they could target in the new yearLiverpool may have made their best start to a Premier League campaign by taking 30 points from their first 12 games, but the Reds are still scouting new players.

Jurgen Klopp and his technical team, which includes chief scout Barry Hunter, are always looking for young players with potential, who fit their criteria.

They want talent Klopp can improve and are not scared to smash transfer records to sign the right players, as they have proved twice this year by paying out £75million for Virgil van Dijk and £65million for Alisson.

Here’s five players they could target in the new year.

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Rashford ‘to be offered huge new deal’

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Marcus Rashford a bumper new contract.

The England international has attracted interest from Real Madrid, with the La Liga giants tipped to make a summer move.

Rashford has held talks with United over a new contract but they were put on hold due to concerns over where he fits into Jose Mourinho’s side.

While he remains a first-team regular, Rashford is not always a starter and is often switched between a central position and out wide.

But United know there is interest and are poised to reopen talks with Rashford to tie him down long-term, reports the Daily Star.

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Rafinha desperate for Barcelona exit

Barcelona star Rafinha will desperately seek to leave the club in January, his father, Mazinho, has stated.

The 25-year-old has started just four games for Ernesto Valverde’s men thus far this season, having spent the second half of last term on loan at Inter Milan.

That has led to the midfielder, brother of Bayern Munich star Thiago, looking for a way out when the transfer window reopens.

And his father, a World Cup winner in 1994, insists that the Camp Nou exit door looks like his only option.

Rafinha Alcantara can take his chance today
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EXCLUSIVE: Ajax want £75m for Frenkie de Jong

Manchester City will have to pay a club-record £75million in the upcoming bidding war with Barcelona for the new Johan Cruyff.

Premier League champions and leaders City have made Holland and Ajax star Frenkie De Jongtheir top transfer target after scouring the world for a top central midfielder.

They identified De Jong after missing out on Napoli’s Jorginho to Chelsea in the summer and feel the 21-year-old Dutchman can become ­the long-term successor to Fernandinho at the Etihad.

However, Spanish champions Barca are also very keen on De Jong, and several other top clubs are monitoring the rapid progress he’s making this season.

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Liverpool’s Coutinho agreement…

Liverpool reportedly have an agreement in place with Barcelona over the future sale of players.

The Reds sold Philippe Coutinho to Barca in a stunning £142m deal last January.

Coutinho had hoped to quit Anfield for the Catalan giants in the summer of 2017 but Liverpool dug their heels in and refused to let him go,

The Brazilian finally got his wish in January but reports in Spain suggest Liverpool insisted on a transfer clause when they finally agreed the deal.

Radio station Cadena Ser reports, as per AS, that Barca agreed not to sign any Liverpool player for the next three years after signing Coutinho.

Hmmmm…

Manchester United ‘accidentally announce transfer’

Manchester United have seemingly inadvertently announced the signing of young goalkeeper Paul Woolston.

Woolston, 20, joined United on trial in September following his release from Newcastle.

He had hoped to earn a full-time contract with United but there had been no announcement from the club.

But Woolston was pictured in United training on Tuesday as Jose Mourinho’s men prepare for this weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace.

More here


Kante set for new Chelsea deal

Chelsea are confident N’Golo Kante will sign a new £290,000-a-week contract to make him the club’s highest-paid player.

The Blues are keen to ward off potential suitors for the World Cup winner, by handing him long-term contract that would be the biggest in the club’s history.

Chelsea are hopeful that the former Leicester man will soon put pen to paper on the new deal, having initially opened talks with Kante during the summer.

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Wright on Ramsey’s impending Arsenal exit

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the club have made the right decision in electing not to hand Aaron Ramsey a new contract.

The Welshman’s deal is up next summer and club chiefs have told Ramsey that he has no future at the club.

Ramsey has been left bemused by the club’s decision to end talks, and a number of Europe’s biggest clubs – including Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – are all monitoring his situation.

The question now is whether he will leave for nothing at the end of the season, or if the Gunners will cash in for a cut-price fee in January.Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the club have made the right decision in electing not to hand Aaron Ramsey a new contract.

The Welshman’s deal is up next summer and club chiefs have told Ramsey that he has no future at the club.

Ramsey has been left bemused by the club’s decision to end talks, and a number of Europe’s biggest clubs – including Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – are all monitoring his situation.

The question now is whether he will leave for nothing at the end of the season, or if the Gunners will cash in for a cut-price fee in January.

Wright says:

“He is a top player, when you get a top player like that who is going for free, you are going to have teams of that calibre [Bayern] coming for them,” Wright declared, speaking on his personal YouTube channel .

“I think it might be the perfect time for us and for him to move on.

“I think the boss should be given, now, the time and especially the money, to try and find maybe one or two replacements for someone like Aaron Ramsey, rather than giving Aaron Ramsey the kind of money he was asking for.

“Maybe we can get two, maybe three players at the 70, maybe £80,000-a-week level to come in and really bolster up the squad and contribute more.

“I think it might be time for Aaron to move on and I think it is a really good move for him, so hopefully we can, whether it is this window or the summer, we can get a few players in that fill that gap.

“It isn’t something I’m too disappointed about, I’m pleased for him and I’m pleased for the new ruthless Arsenal in respects of the way they are saying, ‘if that’s the way it is going to be, then that’s the way it is going to be’.”

 

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) (Image: 2018 Getty Images)

Maja in demand – but Sunderland plan to keep starlet

Owner Jack Ross is confident Sunderland can keep teenage strike sensation Josh Maja for their promotion bid this season.

The youngster is the hottest property in League One after taking his tally to 11 already this season.

His current form is giving the club a medium term headache with Bristol City interested in a January deal, and Spurs , Manchester City and Southampton monitoring his situation.

“He will be here minimum until January. I would expect him to be here longer than that. I am confident of that.

“I know he is enjoying it. He is playing and contributing. He is only young. To get 11 goals so far, he deserves huge credit.”

 

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Dwight Gayle talks about wanting to put down roots

Dwight Gayle has warned Newcastle he is keen to “settle” at a club long term.

The striker is on loan at West Brom from Newcastle – with Salomon Rondon swapping places with him at St James’ Park.

Gayle admits the uncertainty around his long term future is difficult – especially now he has two young kids in tow.

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez was reluctant to let Gayle join the Baggies late in the summer window.

He was an important part of the dressing room as a senior player. But the only way Benitez could get his “No 1 target” Rondon to Tyneside was to send Gayle south.

Newcastle refused to pay £16m for Rondon because of his age, and a permanent deal next summer will depend on a cut price fee and how many goals he scored this season.

Gayle, meanwhile, remains a Newcastle player to sell, but wants to put down roots at a club. He is West Brom’s top scorer with nine goals this season.

“I like to know where I’m going to be for the next few years and settle in a bit more.

“I’ve moved in (to a new house in the Midlands), but know it’s not my home and might have to move again in six months.

“You haven’t decorated it or unpacked everything.

“It’s a weird one, but at the same time it’s part of football.”

 

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Lookman pledges future to England

Ademola Lookman has pledged his international future to England.

Lookman had been lined up by Nigeria having not yet made his senior debut for England.

But Aidy Boothroyd says the Everton star wants to represent the Three Lions.

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Liverpool in for Jovic

Reports in Germany suggest Liverpool are keeping tabs on Luka Jovic.

The 20-year-old is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Benfica and has been in fine form for the German side.

That has alerted Liverpool and Barcelona, according to Bild.

Jovic is in the first of two seasons on loan with Frankfurt but Liverpool could look to strike a deal.

Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt celebrates as he scores against Fortuna Duesseldorf
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Woodburn set for recall?

Liverpool are reportedly considering recalling youngster Ben Woodburn from his loan spell at Sheffield United in January.

The highly-rated 19-year-old has barely featured for the Blades, playing just 28 minutes of senior football since August 18.

Goal has reported that Liverpool will now look to exercise their option to bring the Wales international back to Anfield when the transfer window opens in January.

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Latest news on Pulisic

Christian Pulisic is Premier League-bound — but his suitors will have to wait until next summer at the earliest to sign him.

Borussia Dortmund forward Pulisic has made up his mind on his future and is understood to have told his team-mates it lies in England, putting Chelsea and Liverpool on alert.

The Premier League duo are set for a battle to sign the £70million-rated poster boy of American football, USA’s standout player in their defeat to England last week.

Liverpool are long-time admirers of Pulisic, who joined the Bundesliga side in 2015 when Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp was in charge of them. But they face a serious fight with Chelsea to land the 20-year-old, who was also subject of an enquiry from Tottenham in the past.

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Cahill considered by AC Milan

AC Milan are considering a loan move in January for Gary Cahill.

The Blues club captain has fallen down the pecking order since Maurizio Sarri’s arrival.

Cahill previously admitted he may have to look for a move away when the transfer window opens.

And Corriere dello Sport report Milan could try and sign Cahill as a stop-gap signing.

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Elneny set to leave Arsrnal

Mohamed Elneny looks set to leave Arsenal in January, with the Gunners willing to accept a bid of £15 million for the Egyptian.

Boss Unai Emery is prepared to let Elneny move on, providing they receive an offer that matches their valuation of the player.

And the Sun report that Leicester could be the next destination for the 26-year-old, as the Foxes are rumoured to be interested in his services.

Elneny has struggled for game time at the Emirates, and is yet to make a league appearance this season.

Arsenal are preparing to use any funds from a potential sale to bankroll a move for Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals.

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny in action
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Arsenal tipped to sign Under

Arsenal have been tipped to try and sign Cengiz Under from Roma.

The Turkish international has been linked with a move to the Emirates for some time.

And the Express reports they will make an approach for the winger in January.Arsenal have been tipped to try and sign Cengiz Under from Roma.

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Juve to hack Ramsey deal?

Juventus have become the latest big club to join the race to sign Aaron Ramsey, reportedly offering him a mega £10.5 million per year deal, writes Rich Jones.

German giants Bayern Munich were said to be closing in on a move for the Welsh international when his current deal with Arsenal expires at the end of the season.

The Sun have reported Juventus will hijack that move with a big-money offer for the midfielder.

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during Europa League Group E between Arsenal and Sporting Clube de Portugal
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Real plot raid – and it could include Rashford

Real Madrid are reportedly set to launch a £90m raid on the Premier League.

The Sun reports Real are big fans of Marcus Rashford, who has also been linked with Juventus.

And they won’t stop at the United and England star with Christian Eriksen also on the radar.

The proposed fee is unlikely to be anywhere near enough, though.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action with Alex Sandro of Juventus
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Fornals wanted by Arsenal

Arsenal are readying a bid to snatch Pablo Fornals from Villarreal with the player believed to have a £17.8million release clause written into his contract.

Unai Emery is keen to bring the Spaniard to London in January in order to give him time to bed in ahead of Aaron Ramsey’s expected departure to Bayern Munich in the summer.

The 22 year-old, who has made two senior appearances for Spain, made headlines in La Liga in January when his sublime last-minute chip helped Villarreal to a 1-0 victory at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid.

And the former Malaga player produced more magic with a stunning 40-yard volley against Bilbao in September as his side romped to a 3-0 win at San Mames.

The Gunners have reportedly given up on talks to keep Ramsey at the club beyond the end of his current deal which expires at the end of the season, and Emery has instead turned his eye to re-staffing his midfield.

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Pogba to make United fans happy

Paul Pogba has opened up on his return to Manchester United in 2016, and insists it was a case of ‘coming back home’.

World Cup winner Pogba walked out on United in 2012, having grown frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Four years later, having starred for Juventus and emerged as one of Europe’s brightest stars, Pogba returned to Old Trafford, joining for a then-world record £89million fee.

Following his return, Pogba won the Europa League and League Cup under Jose Mourinho in his first season back, before leading United to a second place finish last term – albeit some way behind champions Manchester City.

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Robertson reveals surprise move

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has revealed he nearly moved to Stoke.

The Scottish left-back was in demand when he decided to leave Hull after their relegation.

And he came close to joining Stoke before Liverpool came in for him.

Stoke were quite interested in me. Mark Hughes had liked me and I think there was a wee bit of chat with them.

So I was thinking they were a really good option; I think they finished top 10 that season and I was trying to get my head on a move to Stoke.

 

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Adam wants Rangers return

Charlie Adam wants to rejoin Rangers in January.

The midfielder is out of favour at Stoke and wants some first-team action.

And he would love to return to Rangers to reunite with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard.

Adam spent six years at Ibrox before moving south of the border in 2009.

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