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Host of clubs considering Asensio free transfer


Marco Asensio is one of the most high-profile set to be available for free between now and next summer. He isn't getting the game time he desires at Real Madrid and it has been widely reported that he wants a new challenge.

According to calciomercato, the teams considering a move for the Spaniard include Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona, ​​Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Chelsea may be willing to listen to offers for Havertz next summer


Despite scoring a winning goal in the Champions League final, Kai Havertz hasn't come close to justifying the huge fee Chelsea paid for him a couple of years ago. Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Simon Phillips claimed that the Blues are likely to listen to offers for the German if his struggles continue this season.

“I think this is a make-or-break season for Kai Havertz," he said. "If he doesn’t continue to grow and get better, then I think Chelsea would definitely listen to a good offer if it did come in from Bayern Munich or elsewhere. It really is on Kai Havertz.”

Moura keen on potential Sevilla switch


Lucas Moura was quite heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham in the summer but, ultimately, he stayed in north London. Sevilla were one of the teams reported to be interested in the Brazilian and he admitted his admiration for the club.

“I didn’t know about Sevilla’s interest, but it’s a club that I like and a city that they speak very highly of," he said, via VamosMiSevilla. “Playing in La Liga would be something fantastic for me, because I like it a lot.”

Pajtim Kasami joins Olympiacos


Free agent Pajtim Kasami is set to join Greek side Olympiacos on a free transfer, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The 30-year-old has completed a medical and will sign on for the season with the option for another year.

Monaco boss talks Vanderson interest


AS Monaco manager Philippe Clement has admitted his Brazilian full-back Vanderson has attracted a lot of interest from other clubs.

"Vanderson has been less consistent recently, but he is still a young player. He had an exceptional adaptation here [last season]. We have already spoken about that," he told reporters.

"He is also a player who is and continues to interest lots of big clubs. That can possibly do something to the mindset, not that he didn’t have his feet on the ground, but Vanderson is very ambitious and a huge perfectionist."

Mbappe wanted Rashford at PSG


Kylian Mbappe handed PSG chiefs a four-man transfer wishlist over the summer that included Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, according to RMC Sport.

The France international was also keen on Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, and Gianluca Scamacca.

Roma keen on Ruslan Malinovskyi


Roma are keen on signing Ruslan Malinovskyi who is into the final year of his contract at Atalanta, according to Calciomercato.

Jose Mourinho's side are keeping a "close eye" on his situation and have asked an intermediary to explore the possibility of bringing Malinovskyi to the Italian capital on a free transfer.

Chelsea consider Pickford move


Chelsea are considering a move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford amid concerns over Edouard Mendy.

The goalkeeper's future at the club is "unclear" and the Blues could look to Pickford as a replacement, according to the Daily Express.

Juventus keen on Jordi Alba


Juventus are keen on signing Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba in the January transfer window.

According to Sport, the Catalans would be open to letting him leave to free up space on the wage bill.

Neves still Barca's top target


Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is still a top target for Barcelona in 2023, according to Diario Sport.

The Catalan giants are searching for a replacement for Sergio Busquets who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Bellingham yet to make transfer decision


Jude Bellingham is yet to decide on his future despite reports in Spain claiming that the midfielder has set his heart on joining Real Madrid, as reported by Football Transfers.

Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United are also interested in the England international

Campos questions PSG's Neymar & Mbappe signing


Paris Saint-Germain director Luis Campos has suggested that the club made a “mistake” signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the same transfer window.

“We made the mistake in the past of recruiting two players in the same position. The transfer window is not good because we lack players in key positions and because we have an overlap of players in other positions," he told the Rothen s'enflamme podcast.

Read the full story here in GOAL.

Wilder remains committed to Middlesbrough


Chris Wilder has brushed aside rumours of leaving Middlesbrough to join Bournemouth.

"100% not. It’s nonsense what’s happened. I dealt with that speculation a month ago and I put it to bed. It’s come from nowhere and it’s not needed by anybody. I’ve just laughed it off," he assured Boro fans.

Chilean starlet Osorio being scouted by several PL clubs


Dario Osorio, the 18-year-old Chilean who has already made his international debut, is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, according to 90min.

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested in the player.

Nkunku did not have medical with Chelsea (Loic Tanzi)


L'Equipe's Loic Tanzi has confirmed that Christopher Nkunku did not have a medical with Chelsea at Frankfurt, contrary to what German outlet Bild has reported.

Tanzi said that the player "was in Frankfurt for medical appointments related to an insurance contract. Nothing to do with a transfer to London".

Brighton want to extend Trossard and Mac Allister


Brighton are interested in holding contract extension talks with Leandro Trossard and Alexis Mac Allister, according to The Athletic.

Both deals expire in June 2024 and the club want to further extend the duo's stay after consulting with new head coach Roberto De Zerbi.

Conte refutes 'disrespectful' Juve links


Antonio Conte has dismissed Juventus rumours and has insisted that he is happy at Tottenham.

"It's incredible that in this period and I think this is disrespectful for the Juventus coach and disrespectful for me [when] working for Tottenham," he said.

"We've just started the season. Many times I spoke about this topic and I always said to you I'm happy and enjoying my time with Tottenham," the tactician added.

Juventus are struggling in Serie A and Conte is being tipped to replace Massimiliano Allegri in Turin.

Poli ready to shine for Modena


Andrea Poli has joined Modena and has signed a deal until the end of June 2023.

"I'm here to make a contribution to the team, which can be called in crisis if we look at the standings, but which has always made the performance, in all the matches I have seen. The group is there and soon I want to give my all for Modena," he stated after completing his transfer.

Nkunku might move to Chelsea in the summer of 2023


Christopher Nkunku might join Chelsea in 2023, according to journalist Christian Falk.

The player has a release clause of €60m and even had a medical in September to prepare for his transfer.

Villa to reject Utd's Martinez offer


Aston Villa will turn down any offer from Manchester United to sign Emiliano Martinez in January, according to Football Insider.

Villa value him at around £45m – after extending his contract in January of this year.

Newcastle announce Garang Koul deal


Newcastle United have announced the signing of Australian forward Garang Kuol from A-League side Central Coast Mariners. The 18-year-old will join the club in January 2023.

"It's unreal. As a young boy in Australia, the Premier League is the main thing that everyone watches but nobody actually thinks they'll reach those heights. To be one of those people, to be in the position I am, it's amazing.

"Now that I've signed for Newcastle, I want to train hard, play hard, hopefully go to the World Cup and come back here," said the teenager after signing for the club.

Garang Kuol Newcastle

De Gea set for showdown talks about his future


David De Gea is set to hold talks about his future with Erik ten Hag, according to the Daily Star.

The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and although United have an option to extend his stay by another year, he seeks clarity on his future at the club.

Barcelona eye Neves as Busquets successor (Sport)


Wolves star Ruben Neves is the man Barcelona want to replace veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets for next season.

Sport reports the Spanish side have made the 25-year-old their top summer target and he is open to making the switch to Camp Nou.

Luis Muriel wants Atalanta exit


Luis Muriel has decided that his time at Atalanta is near its end, says Calciomercato.

Coach Gian Piero Gasperini does not want to lose the Colombian, but a move to Fiorentina could be on the cards in the near future.

Real Madrid want Tuchel to replace Ancelotti


Real Madrid have made Thomas Tuchel their favoured candidate to replace Carlo Ancelotti as coach, El Nacional says.

Ancelotti has made clear to the club higher-ups that this will be his last season in charge of the Spanish giants and ex-Chelsea boss Tuchel is the man president Florentino Perez fancies to take over.

Chelsea make Steidten top target for sporting director


Chelsea have decided that Tim Steidten of Bayer Leverkusen is the right man to take over as the club's sporting director, Sky Sport in Germany reports.

The Premier League side have been monitoring candidates from across Europe and have made contact with the 43-year-old.

Pique not interested in Atletico Madrid move


Gerard Pique will not be joining Atletico Madrid in January.

The defender has been relegated to the bench under Xavi this year and a move to the Madrid club has been touted as a possibility.

But Sport reports he is determined to fight for his place between now and the end of the season.

Chelsea want Dumfries from Inter


Chelsea have set their sight on Inter's wing-back Denzel Dumfries, according to Calciomercatoweb.

Inter would sell the Dutch international for around £44m.