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Moura could leave Spurs on a free in summer


Lucas Moura could leave Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer in the summer window, according to Mauro Sant Anna, with Flamengo being the favourites to land the 30-year-old.

The reporter told his YouTube channel: "Flamengo is monitoring the situation of Lucas Moura. Despite having another year-and-a-half on his contract, he wants to return to (first-team) football and believes he has a lot of wood to burn. Due to the good relationship he has with Tottenham’s board, they could agree to let him leave for free. The club would not make it difficult for him to leave at the end of this season.” 

Man City agree deal for Sheffield United wonderkid


Manchester City have reportedly agreed a deal with Sheffield United for wonderkid Kylan Midwood, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Chelsea considering January move for Frimpong


New Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly interested in bringing in Bayer Leverkusen starlet Jeremie Frimpong in January, according to Simon Phillips (via GiveMeSport).

The 21-year-old is having a stellar 2022-23 under Xabi Alonso, and could provide the Blues with much needed cover at right-back should Reece James suffer from another injury mid-season.

Man Utd liked with move for Meunier


Manchester United could be one of several clubs interested in singing Dortmund's Thomas Meunier in January, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Dortmund were reportedly interested in offloading the defender in the summer but didn't receive any sufficient offers, meaning they could choose to sell him in January instead. Meunier, meanwhile, will reportedly listen to offers from Man United, Juventus and AC Milan, although his priority remains Barcelona.

Arsenal join Villa in race for Abraham


Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Roma's Tammy Abraham alongside Premier League counterparts Aston Villa, reports

The Gunners' interest in the former Chelsea forward has been reignited after they failed to sign him last year due to lack of funds. Villa have reportedly been monitoring Abraham as well, with Roma said to be willing to listen to offers in January.

Marcelo's son signs for Real Madrid


Marcelo's son has signed his first contract with Real Madrid, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Ronald undecided on Al Nassr move


Cristiano Ronaldo is still yet to decide whether to accept a huge offer from Saudi side Al Nassr, according to Sunday Mirror Sport.

Ronaldo will only decide his next move after the World Cup and is currently fully focused on Portugal's last 16 match against Switzerland on Tuesday.

Atletico striker to join Wolves


Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha is set to join Wolves in the January transfer window, according to Cadena SER.

Wolves are keen to reinforce their attack and have "an agreement in place" with Atletico. The Rojiblancos want to raise some funds and reshape their squad after going out of the Champions League.

Premier League duo ramp up Gvardiol interest


Tottenham and Chelsea are ramping up their interest in Croatian centre-back Josko Gvardiol ahead of the January transfer window.

The Corriere dello Sport report the two Premier League clubs are pressuring RB Leipzig to sell the defender in the winter after his impressive World Cup displays.

Inter in Lukaku talks with Chelsea


Inter have opened negotiations with Chelsea with a view to extending Romelu Lukaku's loan deal at the San Siro, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues have "made it clear" they do not want the Belgium international back, and the striker is happy to stay with the Serie A side.

Daniel Maldini asked his father Paolo to sign Leo Messi


Daniel Maldini has admitted he's asked his father Paolo to sign Leo Messi for AC Milan but has been told it's not possible.

The starlet was asked by DAZN if he'd like to play alongside Messi and replied. “I wish, I’ve told him [Paolo Maldini] more than once, but I am afraid there isn’t much he can do."

Bayer Leverkusen want Club Pachuca's Luis Chavez


Bayer Leverkusen are keen on signing Club Pachuca's Mexico international Luis Chavez, according to 90min.

The Bundesliga side have already been in touch to get negotiations underway, although Chavez is contracted to Club Pachuca for another two years.

Alistair Johnston joins Celtic on a 5-year deal


Liverpool leading race to sign Sofyan Amrabat


Man City ready to sell Grealish to sign Bellingham


Manchester City are willing to offload Jack Grealish in order to facilitate a move for Dortmund star Jude Bellingham according to Football Insider.

Other than City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid are also competing to secure the England's midfielder's signature.

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Liverpool set to offer Konate in a swap deal for Juventus star


Liverpool are keen on signing Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic in January according to Calciomercatoweb.

The Reds are ready to match any asking price of Juventus and are prepared to even include centre back Ibrahima Konate in a swap deal.

Josip Brekalo set to leave Wolfsburg in January


Barcelona show interest in Bruno Guimaraes


Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian international Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle United according to Fichajes.

Despite the Catalan giants' interest in their midfielder, it is highly unlikely that the Magpies would allow Guimaraes to leave as they consider him 'untouchable'.

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PSG won't sign any new player in January


Real Madrid leading race to sign Dutch full-back


Real Madrid are favourites to sign Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong from Bayer Leverkusen, reports Defensa Central.

Other than Los Blancos, Manchester United and Chelsea are also competing to land the 21-year-old defender.

Arsenal want Marco Asensio in January


Arsenal have shown interest in signing Real Madrid's Marco Asensio in January according to Calciomercatoweb.

Asensio, whose contract expires in 2023, is yet to sign a new deal with Los Blancos and could move to the Premier League for free next season. Other than Arsenal, AC Milan are also keen on signing the Spanish attacker.

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Chelsea remain interested in signing Gvardiol


Samuel Iling Junior set to sign new deal with Juventus


Inter make contact with Barcelona flop Kessie


Inter have made contact with Franck Kessie's agent about a possible return to Serie A.

Fichajes reports they are eager to see him move back to San Siro to play for the Nerazzurri after his spell at AC Milan.

However, Inter will not be able to purchase the midfielder and Barca may not be willing to let him go out on loan.

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Celtic eye striker Hamulic


Celtic are interested in signing Said Hamulic from Polish side Stal Mielec, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The forward has an impressive goal record this season and the Scottish side are leading teams from Netherlands, Belgium and France in the race to get him.

Spurs still want Adama Traore


Tottenham are interested in signing Adama Traore from Wolves, 90min claims.

The London side do not want to pay a big fee to land him in the January transfer window as his contract will run out at the end of the season.

But Spurs face competition from Napoli, Inter and Atletico Madrid, which could force them to pay up next month.

Barca reluctant to pay €60m Endrick release clause


Barcelona are in danger of falling out of the race to sign rising Palmeiras star Endrick, Corriere dello Sport claims.

The Spanish side have been in talks with the youngster and will have to battle the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Chelsea for him.

But Barca could end up pulling out of the race altogether as they do not want to pay the €60 million release clause in his contract.

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Real Madrid plot January bid for Chelsea star Azpilicueta (Sport)


Real Madrid have made contact with Cesar Azpilicueta over a January move.

Sport reports the Spanish giants are interested in signing the veteran full-back as they look to add to their options on the right flank.

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