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Benfica 'caught off guard' by Chelsea's Fernandez offer


Benfica's hierarchy have reportedly been 'caught off guard' by the magnitude of Chelsea's offer for Enzo Fernandez, even after his performances at the World Cup.

Chelsea are reportedly willing to pay more than Fernandez's release clause in order to secure his signature.

Crystal Palace 'short on numbers' according to Viera


Crystal Palace manager Patrick Viera has hinted at new signings after saying that they're 'short on numbers' as the January transfer window looms. Viera wants new players, but understands the winter transfer window can be tricky

"I believe that we are, like always, a bit short on numbers. I would like to have more options and we notified the profile of players that we want. Now we try to make it happen. We know January window is difficult but at the same time we may not have the resources. We have a good group who are working well and it is important for us to keep believing in those players and consistent in our emotions." he said after the game with Bournemouth.

Olympique Marseille midfielder Gerson to return to Brazil


Flamengo have reached an agreement with Olympique Marseille to bring Gerson back to Brazil according to Fabrizio Romano.

It's not gone well for the midfielder in France since he joined from Flamengo in 2021 and is not set to return for a reported €20m package.

Gremio confirm Luis Saurez signing


Brazilian side Gremio have confirmed the signing of ex-Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez.

Suarez joins his new clubs following a short stint at boyhood Nacional.

Leeds closing in on signing of Austrian centre-back


Leeds United are reportedly set to sign RB Salzburg captain Maximilain Wober in a bid to sure up their leaky defence.

90min are reporting that the 24-year-old is set to undergo a medical at Leeds ahead of a £14 million pound move.

Spurs 'take first step' to re-sign Marcus Edwards


Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in bringing Sporting winger Marcus Edwards back to the club he started his career according to the Express.

Edwards left Spurs in 2019, joining Portuguese side Vitoria. His form landed him a move to Sporting. Conte was reportedly impressed with Edwards when they played Sporting in the Champions League.

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West Ham want Marcelo Bielsa as their next manager


West Ham United may consider appointing former Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager if they part ways with David Moyes according to Mail Plus.

They could also consider the names of Mauricio Pochettino and former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to replace Moyes at the helm.

Club Brugge set to appoint Parker as new manager


Club Brugge are all set to appoint Scott Parker as their new manager according to HLN.

The English manager who helped Bournemouth gain promotion to the Premier League this season is all set to manage a club in the Champions League.

Scott Parker Bournemouth 2022-23

Spurs ready to sell Emerson Royal in January


Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to part ways with defender Emerson Royal when the transfer window opens in January after the player got involved in a training ground fight with one of the coaching staff according to Football Insider.

Royal was dropped from the starting lineup in Spurs' boxing day clash against Brentford and now the player wants to leave the club in January.

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Sevilla sign Loic Bade on loan from Stade Rennais


Emery wants to bring Deulofeu back to Premier League


Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is keen on signing former Everton and Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu in January according to the Daily Mail.

Emery, who managed Deulofeu in Sevilla, wants to reunite with the player in order to bolster Villa's attack. The Spaniard currently plays for Udinese.

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Chelsea interested in signing Mac Allister


Chelsea are keen on signing World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton according to Football Insider.

The Blues will have to pay a transfer fee of around £60million to get the Argentine midfielder in the January window.

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Chelsea want to sign Enzo Fernandez in January


Brighton keen on retaining Caicedo and Mac Allister


Newcastle enter race to sign Roma star


Newcastle United have joined the race to sign AS Roma Nicolo Zaniolo in January according to Roma today.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also reportedly interested in signing the player but the Magpies are ready to spend big to sign him.

Kansas City wanted to sign Ronaldo


West Ham leading race to sign Everton defender


West Ham United are currently favourites to sign Everton defender Michael Keane according to journalist Paul Brown via GiveMeSport.

Brown said, "I just think everyone knows that because he’s not getting a game really for Everton, that he could be on the market. I think Michael Keane’s decided that he’s going to have to move to get more football, so I think he’s going to go somewhere and West Ham, I would say, are favourites at the moment."

Liverpool not ready to pay €120m for Enzo Fernandez


Tottenham eye move for Harvey Barnes


Tottenham Hotspur could launch a surprise move for Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes, reports Football London.

The England international has recorded six goals so far this campaign, and it is thought that Spurs' sporting director Fabio Paratici is a huge fan of the player and could look to sign him in January.

Barnes could come in to directly replace Brazilian Lucas Moura, who is yet to open his account in the Premier League in 2022-23 and edges ever closer to a move away from the club.

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Man City set sights on Wolves' Ait-Nouri


As per Calciomercatoweb, Manchester City are monitoring the progress of Wolves full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri.

The 21-year-old was on target in the Wanderers' return to Premier League action on Boxing Day, scoring a 95th-minute winner in his side's 2-1 win over Everton.

Pep Guardiola is thought to be an admirer of Ait-Nouri and could turn to the Frenchman to solve his long-term issues at left-back.

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Alexis Vega rejects move to Europe


Ahead of the 2023 Clausura in the Liga MX, Chivas de Guadalajara's Alexis Vega has revealed that he will be staying at the club and will turn down any offers from European clubs, as he did in the summer.

“There are cases where sometimes we rush just to fulfill the dream of playing in Europe and in six months or a year you are back," Vega said to TUDN (via 90min). "One team we had talks with wanted to take me to Europe, where I would play there for six months [at the highest level] and if it didn't go well, return on loan to another Liga MX team.

“I don't see the point in going to play for six months, the time it takes to adapt to the pressure and for you to adapt in the best way. Due to those situations, you make the decision to rush the process. Now I am focused on Chivas. I am super happy to stay here with my family for a long time."

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Arsenal trigger Saliba contract extension (Athletic)


Newcastle table offer for Ferland Mendy (Footmercato)


Newcastle United are reportedly plotting a January swoop for Real Madrid full-back Ferland Mendy and have already tabled a lucrative offer to secure his services, according to Footmercarto.

The 27-year-old was tipped by many to be the heir to Marcelo as Los Blanco's permanent left-back, and he has progressed well under Carlo Ancelotti.

However, it is thought that the right offer could tempt the Frenchman away from the Spanish capital, who was unfortunate not to feature at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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