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African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Almeria talisman Sadiq on Barcelona's radar to replace Aguero

23:40 GMT+4 19/11/2021
Umar Sadiq of Nigeria and Almeria.
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Barca consider Sadiq to replace Aguero

Barcelona have their sights on Almeria goalscoring machine Umar Sadiq as a potential replacement for Sergio Aguero, according to Fichajes.

Aguero is sidelined for the next few months due to a cardiac issue and Sadiq is being considered as an option to boost the Blaugrana's attack, having proved his ability in Spain.

The former Nigeria youth international has helped Almeria to the top of the table with his contribution of seven goals and six assists in 15 matches in the Spanish second division this campaign.

Elneny closes in on Galatasaray move

Arsenal have agreed on a deal with Galatasaray to allow Mohamed Elneny leave on a free transfer in January, reports Fotomac.

The 29-year-old has struggled for playing time this season, with just 48 minutes of action in two Premier League games.

He has been a long-term target for the Turkish Super Lig club and his contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in June 2022.

Milan interested in Arsenal’s Pepe

AC Milan are interested in signing Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe in the January transfer window.

II Milanista claims that the Ivory Coast international fits the profile the Rossoneri are looking for to boost their push for Serie A title.

Although he arrived in London for £72 million in 2019, the Gunners could release Pepe for as low as £25 million.

Emenalo confident of landing top role at Newcastle

Former Nigeria defender Michael Emenalo is confident of becoming the director of football at Newcastle United, according to the Sun.

The Magpies are in search of a new director to work directly above new coach Eddie Howe after a £300million Saudi-led takeover.

Emenalo is not new to the Premier League having previously worked at Chelsea as technical director for six years before he moved to Monaco in 2017 for a similar job where he spent two years.

Napoli to make Zambo Anguissa’s loan permanent

Napoli are working to make Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa's loan from Fulham a permanent deal in January, according to Calciomercato.

The Cameroon star has established himself as a key force in Luciano Spalletti’s team this term, with a total of 14 appearances under his belt since his temporary signing in August.

His performances have helped Napoli stay at the top of the Serie A table and their Uefa Europa League group.

Mahrez ready to consider Man City exit

Riyad Mahrez could seek a move away from Manchester City during the January transfer window, according to Foot Mercato.

The Algeria captain is unhappy having dropped down the pecking order in Pep Guardiola's team despite his fine return in front of goal.

This season, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year has already contributed eight goals and two assists in 15 matches across all competitions.

Kessie rejects new contract offer at Milan

AC Milan have suffered a fresh blow in their attempt to tie down combative midfielder Franck Kessie to a long-term deal, claims Gianluca Di Marzio via Football Italia.

The Ivory Coast international is said to be demanding a salary of at least €9 million per season after the Rossoneri raised their latest offer to €6.5m plus bonuses.

The 24-year-old is already in the final year of his contract at Milan and Premier League clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are believed to be interested in his services.