Arthur Melo's agent offers future update
Arthur Melo's agent has offered an update on the midfielder's future and says he will stay at Liverpool for the rest of the season.
Federico Pastorello also told Tuttomercatoweb that Arthur may have to find a new club if Max Allegri remains at Juventus, as reported by Football Italia.
“He will 100 per cent remain at Liverpool in January. That was never up for debate and I don’t know who suggested he could return to Turin, but that is absolutely not the case and nobody has ever discussed it.
“As for what happens when this season ends, we’ll see. There isn’t a proper option to buy for Liverpool, but obviously if Allegri remains at Juventus then we’ll have to find a different solution.
“Should Liverpool therefore offer to renew the loan or make an offer, I think it would go well.”
Barca lose interest in Amrabat
Barcelona have been impressed by Sofyan Amrabat's performances at World Cup 2022 but have been put off a move by the midfielder's price tag, according to Relevo.
The Moroco international has seen his value rise from €10m to €40m, after impressing in Qatar, which has priced the Catalan giants out of a move for the 26-year-old.
Arteta talks January transfers
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are already clear about their transfer plans for January and an injury to Reiss Nelson in a friendly against Juventus will not alter the Gunners' objectives.
"We know what we have to do and that doesn’t change the plans," he said after the 2-0 loss to the Turin giants, as reported by the Daily Express.
Southgate stays as England manager
England boss Gareth Southgate has decided to stay in his job after World Cup 2022, according to The Telegraph.
The 52-year-old has taken time out to reflect on his future, after England's quarter-final exit to France, and wants to continue in his role with the Three Lions.
Kayky to leave Man City on loan
Manchester City have reached an agreement with sister club Bahia over a loan move for Kayky, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The 19-year-old forward is due to fly out on Monday to complete his temporary transfer to the Brazilian side.
Real Madrid want Asensio to sign extension
Real Madrid are prepared to offer Marco Asensio a new contract, Sport reports.
The Spain international can leave for free at the end of the season but both he and Madrid want to continue their partnership.
Angers want €45m for Ounahi
Angers' asking price for Morocco star Azzedine Ounahi has skyrocketed following his performances at the World Cup.
Inter and West Ham have both been linked with the Angers star, but they are now demanding €45 million for him, says FCInterNews.
Thuram available for €12m
Borussia Monchengladbach are prepared to sell Marcus Thuram for €12 million, Bild reports.
The German side are prepared to sell him in January instead of losing him for free at the end of the season.
They have already lined up his replacement in NK Osijek attacker Dion Beljo.
Austin FC agree Toure deal
Cheick Toure has agreed to join Austin FC, 90min reports.
The 21-year-old has been without a club since leaving PSV in the summer.
Zaniolo set for Roma renewal talks
Nicolo Zaniolo will soon start negotiations with Roma over a new contract, his agent confirmed.
The Italy international has been linked with several teams, including Juventus and Arsenal, but Roma hope to convince him to stay.
"We have an excellent relationship with Roma and with Tiago Pinto and we agree that at this point we will talk about the renewal later, when the management deems it appropriate," Claudio Vigorelli said. "Now the most important thing is to focus on the work and performance to be done on the pitch."
Atletico Madrid keen on signing Leicester defender
Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu according to Football Insider.
The 26-year-old Turkish player's current contract with the Foxes expires at the end of this season and the Spanish outfit want to sign him on a free transfer. Leicester are yet to offer him a new deal.
Newcastle interested in signing Bellingham
Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Birmingham City midfielder Jobe Bellingham according to Teamtalk.
Brother of Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham, the 17-year-old has been impressive in the Championship for Birmingham City since making his senior debut this season.
West Ham considering signing Morocco's Ounahi
West Ham United have shown interest in signing Moroccan midfielder Azzedine Ounahi in January according to the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old had an impressive outing with Morocco recently at the 2022 World Cup. His club Angers value him at £40 million.
Newcastle show interest in Napoli winger
Newcastle United are reportedly keen on roping in Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in January according to Fichajes.
The Premier League club are reportedly ready to offer £50 million for the player but it is unlikely that the Serie A leaders would let the 21-year-old leave the club in the middle of the season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi won't return to Chelsea in January
Callum Hudson-Odoi will not return to Chelsea already in January. "We assumed that Callum would stay, but now we also have the certainty that he will stay until the end of the season", Bayer Leverkusen director Rolfes tells Bild. 🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2022
"We're very happy, he's key player". pic.twitter.com/Xb2IBCVmN6
Chelsea, Man Utd target Moukoko yet receive new contract offer
Chelsea and Manchester United target Youssoufa Moukoko, who becomes a free agent next summer, is yet to receive a new contract offer from his current club Borussia Dortmund according to Fabrizio Romano via Caughtoffisde.
The journalist claimed, "There’s still no official proposal from Borussia Dortmund for Youssoufa Moukoko. It’s still an open situation, but I’m told Dortmund will have to act fast with a new contract otherwise the Premier League could be the destination, more so than La Liga. It’s now up to Dortmund."
Ziyech not in talks with AC Milan
Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech has not held talks with AC Milan over a possible transfer in January according to Fabrizo Romano via Caughtoffisde.
The journalist claimed, "At the moment, there are no negotiations between Newcastle and Chelsea for Hakim Ziyech. There were also rumours of Ziyech in negotiations with AC Milan, but I’m told he is not on the Italian club’s list."
Christopher Nkunku set to join Chelsea in 2023
Christopher Nkunku deal, signed and sealed — here we go now confirmed. All documents and contracts are also signed, it’s 100% closed. 🔵🤝🏻 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2022
French striker can be considered new Chelses player, starting from July 2023. It’s all signed/sealed with RB Leipzig and player side. pic.twitter.com/u0gOytyM4U
Everton want a new striker in January
Everton are now exploring the strikers market after terminating S. Rondon’s contract. Talks will take place in the next days and weeks, they were among 4 clubs interested in Cunha. 🔵 #EFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2022
Meanwhile, Iwobi is expected to sign new long term contract soon. pic.twitter.com/Il1HTYNYXw
Angers confirm they received offers for Ounahi
Angers president Chabane on Azzedine Ounahi: "We've many bids, we've been approached by big clubs in Italy, Spain, England, France", tells RTL France. 🇲🇦 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2022
"Our wish is to complete an agreement now but keep the player until the end of the season". pic.twitter.com/qFNfY2lhQm
Everton no longer favourites to sign Ghana star
Everton are no longer leading the race to sign Ghana and Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus according to Fabrizio Romano via the Caughtoffisde.
The journalist in his column, wrote, "Everton were one step away from signing him in August, then the deal collapsed as Ajax didn’t want to sell also him after Antony, Lisandro, Gravenberch and more. Everton are no longer the favourites, he’s also exploring more options."
Arsenal show interest in Roma midfielder
Arsenal have reportedly shown interest in signing AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo in June 2023 according to Radio Radio.
The Gunners are ready to offer €25 million for the Italian who was also wanted by Arsenal's rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
Spurs enquire about Amrabat
Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who had an impressive outing with his national side at the World Cup, has caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur who have reportedly about his availability with his club Fiorentina according to Viola News.
Amrabat is currently valued at a region of €30-35 million and it will be interesting to see if Spurs actually make an offer for him in the January window.
Christopher Vivell set to become Chelsea techical director
Documents signed, visa completed and no doubts: Christopher Vivell will be the new Chelsea techical director. 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2022
Structure as expected with Joe Shields, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley already appointed — of course working with Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali. pic.twitter.com/XUXeUxlAaj
Everton interested in signing Watford's Sarr
Everton are reportedly monitoring Watford and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, according to journalist Simon Phillips.
"It’s an interesting link because I know when Frank Lampard was at Chelsea, he [Sarr] was one of the names that he put forward to the Chelsea board when he was looking at attackers," Phillips told GiveMeSport. “You can be pretty sure that the interest there is legit, especially from Frank Lampard’s side.”
Sarr featured in all but 16 minutes of World Cup action for his nation in Qatar, as Senegal were eventually beaten 3-0 by England in the last-16. His six goals and three assists in the Championship already this season mean the 24-year-old is likely to be hot property this winter, either for Everton or elsewhere.
Juventus join the race for Ndicka
Juventus have joined a number of clubs who have been linked with a move for Eintracht Frankfurt's Evan Ndicka, who Calciomercato writes is close to an exit from the German club.
Roma, Inter and Milan are also in the race for the 23-year-old, who has featured in all but seven minutes of Bundesliga action so far this season.
Arsenal consider move for Zaniolo
Arsenal are reportedly plotting a January swoop for Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo, according to Italian outlet Radio Radio.
The 22-year-old has impressed under Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital and had been linked with a move away from the club in the summer, although nothing concrete materialised. His current deal expires in 2024, meaning Roma are likely to demand around €50 million from the Gunners this winter.
Moukoko no closer to new Dortmund deal
The Evening Standard reports that Borussia Dortmund starlet Youssoufa Moukoko is no closer to signing a new deal with the club, leaving the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United ready to pounce.
The 18-year-old's six goals and five assists in 22 matches across all competitions in 2022-23 earned him a call-up to Hansi Flick's Germany squad. However, Moukoko only made one last-minute substitute appearance all tournament as Die Mannschaft crashed out at the group stages of their second successive World Cup.
Man Utd set sights on Vlahovic
Manchester United have identified Juventus' Dusan Vlahovic as a serious target in the January transfer window, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.
The Serbia international - who registered one goal in Qatar - only joined the Vecchia Signora in January, however the club's financial irregularities mean they could be willing to offload the 22-year-old just a year later.
United are likely to face some competition for Vlahovic's signature, though, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain also mooted as his potential next destinations.