Rondon leaves Everton after terminating contract
Salomon Rondon has left Everton with immediate effect, the club have confirmed, after the two reached an agreement to terminate the player's contract.
The Venezuela international joined the Toffees in August 2021 and made 31 appearances since that point, scoring three goals and providing one assist in nearly a season-and-a-half with the club.
Arsenal in pole position to land Mudryk
Arsenal are said to be leading the race to land Shakhtar Donetsk starlet Mykhaylo Mudryk, reports journalist Pete O'Rourke.
“It’s a huge advantage if you’ve got a player who is openly looking to move to the club," O’Rourke toldGiveMeSport. "It really increases your chances of striking a deal and securing his signature. Mudryk has been a long-term target for Arsenal for a while now. Obviously, the main issue for Arsenal is probably his price tag, with Shakhtar Donetsk trying to price him out of a move, and there is a lot of rival interest from other clubs as well.”
West Ham have Maia bid rejected
West Ham have had a loan bid for Sao Paulo's Pablo Maia rejected, reports Brazilian outlet Lance.
The reason for the snub, the publication writes, is that the centre-back is close to a move to London rivals Fulham. Cottagers manager Marco Silva is said to be keen on bringing the 20-year-old, especially having reportedly lost out on Maia's defensive partner Luizao to the Hammers.
Sevilla keen on selling Isco in January
Sevilla are reportedly looking to sell ex-Real Madrid midfielder Isco in January, as per The Sun, with Arsenal and Tottenham on high alert to land his signature.
The North London duo were said to be monitoring the 30-year-old in the summer after his contract with Madrid expired, and with Isco reportedly falling out with Sevilla director of football Monchi, they could well battle it out to bring him in this winter.
Wolves consider January move for Wan Bissaka
Wolves have been linked with a move for Manchester United's Aaron Wan Bissaka, according to TalkSPORT's Alex Crook.
The 25-year-old has barely featured for Erik ten Hag since his arrival in the summer, and it is thought that new Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is interested in bringing in the full-back as part of a mass influx of players in the January transfer window.
Chelsea enter Tielemans race
According to CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs (via the Express), Chelsea have emerged as 'dark horses' to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City.
Arsenal are known to have been chasing the player for some time, while Liverpool have also been linked.
However, it seems as though the Blues could also make a move for the Belgian who will see his contract expire in the summer.
Goalkeeper update amid Bayern interest in Sommer
X News #Sommer: Bayern still in contact with Monaco but they are also considering other options next to Nübel! One of them is Yann Sommer! Bayern inquired about the 33 y/o and got the news: He can imagine to join Bayern & didn’t say yes to any other club. @westsven @SkySportDE 🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/RMWZI8UyvE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) December 16, 2022
Rondon wants Everton exit
As per Marca, the Toffees forward is keen to see his contract torn up as soon as possible. It is set to expire in the summer but he prefers to become available now ahead of a possible January exit.
Rondon has hardly played at all this season but has supposedly received approaches from clubs in Spain, England, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.
Done deal for Man City!
Done, completed. Manchester City have signed U15 Sheffield United top talent Kylan Midwood, it’s done and sealed. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 16, 2022
More than four clubs beatedn to the signing with the mission to develop the young players at the best level in the Academy. pic.twitter.com/cqMoODkds2
Benfica set Ramos price tag
Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos has attracted plenty of eyeballs amongst Europe's elites after scoring a hat-trick in Portugal's 6-1 rout of Switzerland in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Benfica wants to make the most of the situation and set a valuation of “more than €70m (£60m)” according to Fabrizio Romano via The United Stand YouTube channel.
Man Utd have been interested in signing the forward as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
United meet with Min-jae agent in Naples
Manchester United have held a meeting with Kim Min-jae's agents in December in Naples, according to Gazzetta dello Sport via areanapoli.
The player is contracted to Napoli until 2025, with the club retaining the option to extend the deal for two more years. There is also a release clause that stands at €45m and is valid for only the first 15 days of July 2023.
The Serie A outfit is already preparing to extend his contract and remove the release clause.
Balde set to extend with Barcelona
Barcelona are closing in on Alejandro Balde’s contract extension. Feeling is clear, both sides want new deal to be sealed soon and it will happen. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 16, 2022
It will include a release clause and it will be valid for the next five years. pic.twitter.com/q27gON8i6e
Premier League clubs lining up for Ounahi
Azzedine Ounahi is a man in huge demand after his heroics in the FIFA World Cup for Morocco, according to Sky Sports.
Leicester, Wolves and West Ham are interested to sign him. While La Liga giants Barcelona are also keeping a tab on him to strengthen their midfield. He plies his trade with Angers in Ligue 1 and is contracted to the club until 2026.
Everton might move for Dia
Everton are eager to sign Villarreal and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia after his impressive performances in the World Cup, according to Sky Sports.
He is currently on loan at Salernitana which is set to expire in the summer. He made four appearances in the ongoing FIFA World Cup and netted once against Qatar. He is a versatile player and apart from playing as a centre forward, he can also slot in the right wing.
Sevilla midfielder Gomez could head to MLS
Papu Gomez could leave Sevilla next January, there are clubs interested in different leagues including MLS. 🇦🇷 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 16, 2022
Monza CEO Adriano Galliani has also denied all the rumours: “We’ve never opened talks to sign Papu”. pic.twitter.com/BrPcn9sBs3
City willing to break the bank for Gvardiol
Manchester City are keen to get Croatian centre-back Josko Gvardiol and have increased their offer to £110m to RB Leipzig, according to Sky Sports.
Chelsea tried to sign him in the summer but Leipzig held on to their prized asset. They even signed an extension with the player so that his valuation remains intact. A host of clubs including Real Madrid are eager to get him.
Cunha's stock rises amongst Premier League clubs
Atletico Madrid's Matheus Cunha is in huge demand after the Spanish outfit made it clear that he is available on loan, according to 90Min.
Elite Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have enquired about him. Meanwhile, second-string outfits like Leeds United, Everton and Aston Villa are also eager to get his services.
Atletico are looking to get his wages off the books and hence ready to loan him out.
Man Utd learn new Gakpo price
Manchester United have already established contacts with PSV for Cody Gakpo and they have been told that the forward will cost them £45m, according to Football Insider.
The Dutch outfit previously wanted £30m for the player but have increased the valuation after his heroics with the Netherlands in the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
Rangers extend contract with Hagi
💙 #RangersFC are today delighted to announce Romanian international @IanisHagi10 has signed a new, extended contract with the club.— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 15, 2022
All the info 👇
Newcastle & Rangers in the hunt to sign Jobe Bellingham
Newcastle United and Rangers are interested to sign Jude Bellingham's brother Jobe from Birmingham City in January, according to TeamTalk.
The 17-year-old is following in his elder brother's footsteps and is regarded as a star for the future.
Sunderland and Middlesbrough are also monitoring the starlet.
Joao Felix & Cunha offered to Chelsea (Evening Standard)
Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea to offer them Matheus Cunha and Joao Felix in January, Evening Standard claims.
The Stamford Bridge side are in the market for a new attacker and Portugal's Felix could be the man to solve their problems, while Cunha has attracted interest from elsewhere in the Premier League.
Why can't Endrick join Real Madrid until 2024?
Real Madrid have won the race to sign Endrick from Palmeiras, but it will be a year and a half before the teenager can join up with the Spanish side.
Europe's top teams were lining up to land the attacker but his future lies at the Santiago Bernabeu as of the summer 2024.
FIFA regulations are the reason he will not be available for Los Blancos until then. GOAL has the full story.
Iling Junior snubs Premier League interest for Juve deal
Juventus youngster Samuel Iling Junior is close to signing a new contract with the Serie A side, Calciomercato reports.
The 19-year-old winger's contract expires in June and there are Premier League teams eager to bring him back to his homeland.
Nevertheless, he is expected to commit to a deal with the Bianconeri that will run until 2027.
Real Madrid to challenge Man Utd to Gakpo signing (Mirror)
Manchester United are in danger of missing out on the signing of Cody Gakpo.
According to The Mirror, Real Madrid are ready to enter the race to sign the PSV attacker following his starring role for the Eindhoven side in the Eredivisie and Netherlands at the World Cup.
Rabiot wants Barcelona instead of Premier League move
Adrien Rabiot would rather join Barcelona than make the move to the Premier League, Sport reports.
The Catalan side have emerged as contenders to sign the midfielder, who has decided he wants to leave Juventus.
France star Rabiot has been targeted by Premier League teams, but he is eager to join the Camp Nou club.