Mat Ryan joins AZ
Eredivisie side AZ have confirmed the signing of Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
Ryan has moved from FC Copenhagen and has signed a contract until the end of the season.
🤝#AZ #MR1 #WelcomeMaty | @MatyRyan pic.twitter.com/sruFsO4C6Q— AZ (@AZAlkmaar) January 9, 2023
Nathan Broadhead leaves Everton
Everton have confirmed that Nathan Broadhead has left the club and signed for Ipswich Town.
The 24-year-old forward has been at Goodison Park since the age of 10 but has now moved on for an undisclosed fee.
LAFC to sign Everton goalkeeper
LAFC are set to sign goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic from Everton.
MLS insider Tom Bogert reports the 38-year-old will head to the United States in the January transfer window.
James Hill leaves Bournemouth
Bournemouth defender James Hill has left the club and joined Hearts on loan until the end of the season.
AFC Bournemouth defender James Hill has joined @JamTarts on loan until the end of the season 🤝— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) January 9, 2023
Good luck, Hilly 💪
Aston Villa confirm Tyreik Wright exit
Aston Villa have confirmed that 21-year-old winger Tyreik Wright has sealed a move to Plymouth Argyle for an undisclosed fee.
Aston Villa can confirm that @TyreikWright has completed a permanent transfer to Plymouth Argyle.— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 9, 2023
Atletico set Joao Felix condition
Atletico have one last condition for Joao Felix before they will sanction a loan move to Chelsea, according to Marca.
Diego Simeone's side want the Portugal international to extend his contract for one more season before he departs.
Felix's existing deal runs until 2026 but the Rojiblancos want to add another year to reduce the annual amortisation and help to balance the books.
Al Nassr want Sergio Busquets
Saudi side Al Nassr want to add Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets to the ranks after sealing the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, according to ESPN.
Al Nassr have made a move for the skipper who is out of contract at the end of the season and could decide to leave the Camp Nou.
The Saudi outfit are willing to offer Busquets a salary of €13 million net to make the move to the Middle East.
OGC Nice sack manager Favre
OGC have parted ways with manager Lucien Favre, the club have confirmed in a statement.
The decision comes after Nice were knocked out of the Coupe de France to third-tier side Le Puy on Saturday after a 1-0 loss. The club have revealed that B Team manager Didier Digard will take charge until further notice.
Official. OGC Nice confirmed they have sacked the manager Lucien Favre, it’s over as club statement reports. 🚨🔴 #OGCNice pic.twitter.com/8LCOlUxgiG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Alcaraz joins Southampton from Racing
Racing Club's Carlos Alcaraz has joined Southampton, after the Argentine club announced they had accepted a bid of €13.65m for the midfielder.
Carlos Alcaraz fue transferido al Southampton, de la Premier League de Inglaterra, en 13.650.000 euros más un 15% de plusvalía en caso de una futura venta.— Racing Club (@RacingClub) January 9, 2023
¡Éxitos, Charly querido, en esta nueva etapa! 💙💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/SkeMyQsR9r
Malinovskyi joins Marseille on loan
Marseille have announced the signing of Ruslan Malinovskyi from Atalanta on a loan deal, with the option to buy at the end of the season.
The Ukraine international has enjoyed a slow start to 2022-23, boasting just one goal and two assists in Serie A so far this campaign.
𝙍𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙨𝙠𝙮𝙞 is an Olympien 🇺🇦 🔵⚪️— Olympique de Marseille 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@OM_English) January 9, 2023
The Ukrainian international midfielder joins us on loan, with an option to buy 📝
Welcome to Marseille 🔵⚪️#RuslanEstOlympien
Boehly steps down as sporting director
Todd Boehly's role as Chelsea's interim sporting director has come to an end, after the American stepped down and handed responsibilities to recent appointments Christopher Vivell and Paul Winstanley.
This is according to a recent report from the Telegraph, who write that Boehly has dropped his sporting director title and is now simply the club's chairman.
Vivell and Winstanley are now thought to be in charge of Chelsea's transfer strategy for the foreseeable future.
Chelsea agree Joao Felix loan
🚨 Chelsea reach verbal agreement to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid. Fee ~€11m (below initial #Atleti ask). Man Utd + Arsenal keen so 23yo had choice & #CFC project appealed. More reinforcements to follow this month @TheAthleticFC #MUFC #AFC https://t.co/igZlGZuf8h— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 9, 2023
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Spurs submit offer for Brighton star
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly submitted a verbal bid for Brighton star Leandro Trossard according to Football Insider.
The Belgian's contract expires next summer but the Seagulls have the option to extend his stay by one more year. It is understood that despite Spurs' interest Brighton are not ready to part ways with their star player/
Everton won't allow Keane to leave on loan
Everton are not interested in loaning out Michaele Keane despite Southampton's interest in the player according to Sky Sports News.
The Toffees would rather sell Keane and Mason Holgate than send them on loan as they need money to improve their existing squad.
Man Utd to compete with Everton for Genk forward
Manchester United have entered the race to sign Genk forward Paul Onuachu according to Jeunes Footeux.
The Red Devils will face competition from fellow Premier League side Everton who are also in the lookout for quality striker.
Alex Moreno close to joining Aston Villa
Alex Moreno, not called up with Real Betis squad as negotiations are now at final stages with Aston Villa. 🚨🟣🔵 #AVFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Personal terms agreed, clubs close to full agreement on fee in order to get it signed very soon. pic.twitter.com/6VM7jhsDDJ
Barcelona want Bayern Munich full-back
Barcelona are interested in signing Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard according to Mundo Deportivo.
Pavard's current contract with the Bundesliga giants expires in 2024 and his agents are reportedly in contact with the Spanish club.
Man Utd confident of landing Weghorst
Manchester United are working to find a solution with Besiktas and Burnley to get Wout Weghorst deal done — both player and club side are confident 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Talks will continue as player has been very clear: he doesn’t want to miss this big chance, Erik ten Hag wants him. pic.twitter.com/vA665n7Fjq
Bayern close in on signing Konrad Laimer
FC Bayern will complete all details of Konrad Laimer deal in the next days as full verbal agreement was reached in December ✅🔴 #FCBayeen— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Laimer will join as free agent in June on long-term contract, as expected ⤵️ https://t.co/tuaEm1kApK
Portugal announce Roberto Martinez as new manager
Um novo 𝗟𝗶́𝗱𝗲𝗿 ao serviço de Portugal 🇵🇹: bem-vindo, Mister Roberto Martínez! 🤝 #VesteABandeira— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) January 9, 2023
A new 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 at 🇵🇹 service: welcome, Coach Roberto Martínez! 🤝 #WearTheFlag pic.twitter.com/TCDe3yzJr9
Lucy Staniforth leaves Man Utd
Wishing @LucyStan37 the best of luck as she departs United for Aston Villa 🔴#MUWomen— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) January 9, 2023
Hazard won't leave Real Madrid in January
Eden Hazard will not leave Real Madrid in January despite the club's eagerness to offload him in this window according to The Athletic.
Hazard, whose contract expires in 2024, wants to at least stay back in Madrid until next summer due to personal reasons.
Chelsea to make a call on David Datro Fofana's loan move
Chelsea will make a decision on David Datro Fofana and his potential loan move in the second half of January. It will take some time to make sure it's the best option. 🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Potter will decide together with the board, Fofana will have his chance to impress to coach now. pic.twitter.com/wfCXOgPFyZ
Chelsea eye move for Spanish international
Chelsea have identified an alternative to Arsenal-bound Mykhaylo Mudryk in Spanish international Dani Olmo according to Fichajes.
The RB Leipzig player's contract expires next summer and if he does not sign a new deal then the German club may consider selling him earlier.
Nottingham CEO steps down
Nottingham Forest CEO Dane Murphy has stepped down with mutual consent to pursue other opportunities.
The statement from Murphy read, "Never have I been a proponent of, nor in fact, have I ever been any good at goodbyes. It is much easier to give thanks and recognize those who made my time at Forest so special.
Nottingham is a community of people who put the work in before the talk. Who pour themselves into what matters most and commit to the genuine causes that allow them to progress. The unbridled passion for this football club, passed down through generations, reverberates throughout the sport. That passion is the true north that guides the players, the staff and all at The City Ground.
I would be remiss to not acknowledge those who helped make my time at the Club successful. Thank you, first and foremost, to Evangelos Marinakis who allowed me to realize a dream I did not know I had. To Socrates Kominakis, Miltos Marinakis, and Chairman Nicholas Randall KC, thank you for believing in my stewardship.
Finally, thank you to all the players, staff, and co-workers who over the last 18 months helped build the Club to where it now stands. Everyone should take great pride in the achievement.
My gratitude for the welcome received, and the treatment of my wife and I by this community cannot be bound by words. It has been the honor of my second career to serve this Club and all of you.
I’ll miss the mist rolling in from the Trent. Forever and always, You Reds!"
Zaha to stay at Crystal Palace until summer
Chelsea target Wilfried Zaha will not leave Crystal Palace in the January window according to The Athletic.
The winger's contract expires at the end of this season and he will take a call whether to sign a new deal with Palace in the upcoming months.
Newcastle forward set to leave on loan
Australian talent Garang Kuol will leave Newcastle to join Scottish side Hearts on loan until the end of the season, full agreement now in place. ⚪️⚫️🇦🇺 #NUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Reading also wanted Kuol but he has accepted to join Hearts, it's done. pic.twitter.com/ZlX874B1tm
AC Milan want to extend Giroud and Leao's stays
AC Milan will focus on Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud contract extensions after Ismael Bennacer. Talks are already ongoing with both of them 🔴⚫️ #ACMilan— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Bennacer will sign within the next 48h new long term deal until 2027 - release clause for €50m will only be valid in 2024. pic.twitter.com/l5X31EfzWG
Leeds United will let Joe Gelhardt leave on loan
Leeds United are all set to let English forward Joe Gelhardt leave on loan in January according to Football Insider.
The 20-year-old forward featured in the club's FA Cup tie on Sunday against Cardiff City and is now on his way out of the club. He is likely to join a Championship side.
Chelsea still keen on signing Arsen Zakharyan
Chelsea remain interested in signing Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan according to Fabrizio Romano via Caughtoffside.
The journalist in his column wrote, "Chelsea are still interested in signing Zakharyan, for sure. He’s one of the talents they are following, but Chelsea are working on many deals so the timing cannot always be fast, that’s absolutely normal. The player would love to join Chelsea."
Ruslan Malinovskyi set to join Marseille
Plan confimed for Ruslan Malinovskyi. He’s gonna travel to Marseille later this morning, as expected. 🔵🛫 #OM #TeamOM— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
€10m deal, €3m add-ons — loan with obligation to buy so it’s a permanent move.
Documents already signed between clubs with Atalanta. pic.twitter.com/514vACoQ1p
Valencia plot Coquelin move
Valencia are interested in bringing Francis Coquelin back to the Mestalla Stadium this month.
Estadio Deportivo reports the Spanish club want to add depth to their midfield and see the 31-year-old as a good option.
Sommer pleads with Gladbach to let him join Bayern
Yann Sommer is not giving up on his hopes of joining Bayern Munich from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Gladbach have told the goalkeeper and Bayern that he will not be sold in January, but according to Sky Sport in Germany, Sommer has pleaded with the club's vice-president Rainer Bonhof to let him leave after already relaying his wish to coach Daniel Farke and sporting director Roland Virkus.
Bennacer to sign new AC Milan deal
Ismael Bennacer will sign a new contract with AC Milan very soon.
Calciomercato says the Algeria international will commit to a deal that runs until 2027 and will earn €4 million per year plus bonuses.
Arsenal & Newcastle try to lure Balde away from Barcelona (Sport)
Arsenal and Newcastle hope to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding Alejandro Balde's future at Barcelona.
Sport reports the Premier League sides have reached out to the 19-year-old defender's agent as they hope to lure him away from Camp Nou.
The left-back has been offered a new contract at Barca but the club cannot register him due to their financial situation.
Smalling wants Roma contract extension - Pinto
Roma director Tiago Pinto says that Chris Smalling is willing to sign a new contract with the club.
Smalling has been linked with other Serie A sides as his contract at Stadio Olimpico nears its end but Pinto insists he could stay.
"Today he's a starter, you see how decisive he is. There is a desire to continue both on our part and on the player's," he told DAZN.