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Man Utd and Liverpool keen on Osimhen


Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly keen to sign Nigeria star Victor Osimhen.

The Napoli star is in sensational form despite recovering from an injury recently. He has scored nine Serie A goals and provided two assists as Napoli top the league table.

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Bayern initiate talks on Choupo-Moting new deal


Bayern Munich sports director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed they have initiated talks to extend Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's contract.

"I've contacted his agent," Salihamidzic is quoted as saying.

"We'll meet at some point and talk about it. Now we have a bit of time, and we're trying to find a solution. I hope that's possible."

The Cameroonian, who is one of Bayern’s top performers this season, has his current contract running until June 2023.

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Sarr not keen to extend Watford stay


Senegal forward Ismailia Sarr is not keen to extend his stay with Championship side Watford.

With Sarr’s contract with Watford ending in 2024, it means he will enter the final year of his deal next summer.

Watford Ismaila Sarr of Senegal.

Ferdinand tells Newcastle to sign Zaha


Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has told Newcastle United to sign Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha is out of contract with Crystal Palace in the summer, and the situation has made it easy for him to be linked with a move away.

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Bayern Munich offer Choupo-Moting increased salary


Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have reportedly offered Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting an increased salary.

In an attempt to keep the in-form Cameroonian amid the Manchester United links, Bayern are said to have tabled an improved offer.

Choupo-Moting’s current contract is set to expire next summer.


Tottenham revive interest for Osimhen


According to Italian transfer market expert Rudy Galetti, Tottenham Hotspur have re-ignited their interest in Victor Osimhen.

The Nigeria international is having a great season with Napoli in Serie A and Spurs have seen him as an ideal replacement for England striker Harry Kane.

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Emery eyes on Chukwueze


According to Team Talk, Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is set to raid his former club for the services of Samuel Chukwueze.

The Spaniard, who started his reign at the Premier League outfit with a 3-1 thumping of Manchester United, was in charge of the Nigeria international at Villarreal before he took charge at Villa Park.

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Dortmund keen to offer Moukoko improved deal


Borussia Dortmund have shown a keen interest to extend the contract of Cameroon-born youngster Youssoufa Moukoko, which expires at the end of the season.

According to GOAL, the 17-year-old attacker, has an improved contract offer on the table with an annual salary of five million euros.

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Balogun on AC Milan's radar


AC Milan are preparing for life without their veteran striker Olivier Giroud and are reportedly interested in Arsenal's Folarin Balogun.

The youngster is currently on loan at French Ligue 1 side Reims where he has been in great form and is among the top scorers.

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Ziyech told to join Tottenham Hotspur


Former Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart has urged Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech to join Tottenham Hotspur.

The 29-year-old Moroccan signed for the Blues in the summer of 2020 from Ajax but has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Van der Vaart, who spent two seasons with Spurs, feels the club can win the Premier League title with Ziyech on board.

Hakim Ziyech Chelsea 2022-23

Three English sides interested in Senegal’s Dia


Premier League sides Nottingham Forest, West Ham United, and Leeds United are said to be interested in Senegal forward Boulaye Dia.

Dia is currently on loan in the Serie A with Salernitana from Villarreal.

Boulaye Dia Salernitana

Liverpool could sell Keita to raise transfer funds


Liverpool are said to be considering selling Guinea midfielder Naby Keita in order to raise funds for their transfer business.

Keita has been sidelined by an injury, limiting his appearances for the Reds, and this could lead the Merseysiders to offload him in January.

According to transfermarkt, the Guinean is valued at £18.00 million.

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Choupo-Moting set for new Bayern Munich deal


Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is reportedly set to be handed a new contract by Bayern Munich before the season ends.

The 33-year-old has enjoyed an impressive run with the Bavarians this season as he has scored seven goals in 12 games across competitions.

His current contract is set to expire in June 2023.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Bayern Barcelona 2022-23
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Kessie Barcelona exit rumours dismissed


Franck Kessie’s agent George Atangana has dismissed rumours that the Ivory Coast is keen to leave Barcelona.

The Ivorian was among Barcelona’s summer signings and has made only 12 appearances, of which seven have been from the bench – as he continues to find playing time under Xavi Hernandez limited.

"It’s all fake news, totally false. He is happy in Barcelona and he doesn’t want to leave," Atangana is quoted as saying.

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Napoli adamant amid Manchester United and Bayern Munich interest in Osimhen


Amid Manchester United and Bayern Munich’s interest in Victor Osimhen emerging, Serie A side Napoli have stated they are not willing to do business in the January transfer window.

The Nigerian, who recently returned from an injury, has continued to be linked with a number of clubs, but the Naples outfit is unlikely to entertain any business involving the Super Eagle in the near future.

Meanwhile, Osimhen has scored four goals in seven league games for Napoli.

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Arsenal and Liverpool keep eyes on Zaha


Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Wilfried Zaha’s situation at Crystal Palace.

The Ivorian is in the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park and the situation is reportedly being monitored not only by the two English sides but also by Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Although Palace could choose to sell Zaha in the January transfer window, much will depend on their position on the league table.

Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2022-23