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Wolves interview Edwards for manager job


Rob Edwards has arisen as a surprise candidate to take the manager's job at Wolves. The former player and recently-departed Watford boss was interviewed earlier today as a potential replacement for Bruno Lage, as per John Percy.

Chelsea closing in on Southampton chief for director of recruitment role


Todd Boehly has been keen to freshen things up behind the scenes at Chelsea since taking over as the club's owner. He is now on the verge of appointing Joe Shields from Southampton to take up the director of recruitment role at Stamford Bridge.

Fabrizio Romano broke the news of the proposed switch between Premier League clubs involving the former Manchester City head of academy recruitment.

Newcastle eyeing Scotland under-17 sensation Bobby Wales


Newcastle United have been keeping a close eye on Scotland youth international and Kilmarnock striker Bobby Wales, according to the Daily Record.

Sheffield United have also been linked with Wales, who has had scouts watching his performances.

Liverpool keeping tabs on Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez


Guido Rodriguez is being watched closely by Liverpool following an injury to loan signing Arthur Melo, report Estadio Deportivo (via the Express).

Arthur is still yet to start a match for the Reds, who are seriously struggling in midfield. 28-year-old Rodriguez is now being monitored ahead of the January transfer window.

Milan prepare new contract offer for Rafael Leao


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AC Milan are preparing to present Rafael Leao with a new contract offer that includes a salary of around €6/7 million, as per a report from Relevo's Matteo Moretto.

The report goes further, stating that Chelsea informally offered €100m for the forward in summer and remain interested in him.

Malinovskyi 'not happy' at Atalanta following summer interest from Premier League


Ruslan Malinovskyi is 'not happy these days' at current club Atalanta and could leave in January, following interest from Premier League sides in summer, reports Corriere di Bergamo (via Sport Witness).

The 29-year-old was linked with moves to Nottingham Forest and Tottenham in the previous transfer window, but a move never materialised. The report states that a Januart move - loan or permanent - 'cannot be ruled out' as he searches for more regular first-team football.

Malinovskyi has dropped down the pecking order at La Dea, starting just four times in Serie A so far this season.

Lazio president ups Milinkovic-Savic price to €120m


Speaking to Italian outlet Il Messaggero (via Get Italian Football News), Lazio president Claudio Lotito has stated that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is no longer worth €100 million, but instead €120m.

The news comes following reports that the club had an agreement with the midfielder and his agent to sanction a sale if a big enough offer was to arrive, which he denied: "I have no agreement with Kezman to sell him to Juve or anyone else in the winter. On the contrary, he is now worth €‎120 million, no longer €‎100 million. The price goes up every month."

Chelsea want to offload Zakaria and Ziyech


Chelsea want to get rid of Denis Zakaria and end the loan spell in January, according to 90min. They are also ready to sell Hakim Ziyech if any suitable offers come up.

Both the players do not feature in Graham Potter's plans and the Blues are eager to get them off the roster.

Conte confirms permanent deal for Kulusevski


Antonio Conte has confirmed Tottenham will sign Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal from Juventus.

Quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Conte said: "He's hungry for more and wants to become a top player. It will be a very smart signing for Tottenham."

The 22-year-old joined Spurs on an 18-month loan deal in January, which included an obligation to purchase for €35 million if certain conditions were met.

Pedro Martins in advanced talks with Wolves


Pedro Martins might succeed Bruno Lage at Wolves, according to Portuguese outlet Mais Futebol.

The 52-year-old manager turned down Hull City and was waiting for a bigger offer.

Inter set sight on Villarreal's Pedraza


Inter are eager to sign Alfonso Pedraza from Villarreal, according to Revelo.

He is being viewed as a replacement of Robin Gosens who has fallen out of favour under Simone Inzaghi. The deal might cost Inter around £13 million and could include a loan-to-buy option.

Barcelona keen to get Naby Keita


Barcelona are looking to sign Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita on a free transfer next summer, according to Sport.

The 27-year-old is not a regular starter at Anfield and he will definitely add depth to Xavi's squad.

Chelsea in talks with Norwich's Stuart Webber


Chelsea have held talks with Norwich's Stuart Webber for the vacant role of sporting director, according to The Sun.

The 38-year-old has been with Norwich since 2017 and could be Chelsea's next sporting director as the Blues aim to appoint one before the World Cup kicks off in November. They have already interviewed several candidates including Luis Campos, Victor Orta, Paul Mitchell, Monchi and Michael Edwards.

Arsenal might get onboard Frankfurt's Ndicka


Arsenal are monitoring Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka, according to Il Romanista.

Roma are also keen to get his services as he will be a free agent in the summer of 2023.

Orta holds talks with Chelsea for the role of sporting director


Leeds United's director of football, Victor Orta, has been in touch with Chelsea over the vacant sporting director's role, according to 90Min.

He is one of the several candidates who have been interviewed including Luis Campos, Paul Mitchell, Monchi and Michael Edwards.

Nottingham Forest sack head of recruitment


Nottingham Forest have shown the door to the head of recruitment George Syrianos and Andy Scott, the head scout.

 The newly promoted side made 22 signings in the summer but have performed miserably in the Premier League. After nine matches they sit in the 19th position with just five points.

However, coach Steve Cooper has been handed a new contract which will run until the summer of 2025.

Middlesbrough lose interest in Carrick


Middlesbrough is no longer thinking about handing over the reins of the club to Michale Carrick, according to Football Insider.

Both parties were in advanced talks but the deal collapsed in the final lap and now the north-east club will look at other options to replace Chris Wilder.

AC Milan keen to get onboard Loftus-Cheek


AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to CalcioMercato.

He has a contract with the Blues until 2024 and the club is not ready to sell him any time soon.

Lopetegui turns down Wolves offer


Julen Lopetegui has refused to take charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to journalist Guillem Balague.

Although the Spaniard met with chairman Jeff Shi he has decided to not take up the offer partly due to personal reasons.

Liverpool might go for Betis midfielder Rodriguez


Liverpool are considering to make a move for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez, according to La Razon.

The La Liga outfit are willing to offload the player and will be happy to sell for around £21.9million (€25million).

Lautaro Martinez focused on Inter amid ongoing speculation


Lautaro Martinez has been one of the most sought-after strikers in European football in the last couple of seasons. He has been linked with the vast majority of the best clubs at one time or another but he has admitted that he isn't thinking about a departure.

“That [transfer speculation] is in the past now,” he said. "Today I’m an Inter player and what I want right now is to always do my best for Inter. I work to give my best to Inter, to help my teammates, to grow every day. I try to focus on that, and I thank Javier [Zanetti] for those wonderful words.”

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Tottenham eyeing move for Ugarte


Tottenham's potential Achilles heel at the moment stems from a lack of squad depth with genuine quality. For that reason, Antonio Conte continues to scour the market to provide back-up options for his strong first team.

According to Record, Manuel Ugarte is one of the players who is on the wishlist at Spurs. Although, Sporting's €80m valuation might put them off if they are unable to reduce the price tag.

Gakpo waiting for bigger clubs as Leeds continue pursuit


Cody Gakpo was the subject of plenty of transfer interest over the summer and it looks like that will be the case in the upcoming transfer windows. Leeds were set to strike a deal for the Dutchman on deadline day but missed out and his blistering start to the season could deny them even further.

Florian Plettenberg has claimed that Gakpo will wait for some of Europe's bigger clubs rather than jumping at the chance to sign for Jesse Marsch's side.


Rabiot comments on summer Man United links


It looked for a few weeks during the summer transfer window that Adrien Rabiot would be moving to Manchester United. However, there was a breakdown in communications and he has now spoken out on the summer speculation and a potential new contract at Juventus.

“There was a lot of talk, but I’ve always been focused both in training and in the game," he said. "The renewal? I don’t know. At the moment, there are other things to think about. I’m focused on the pitch and doing well for the team, to get them out of the difficult and then we’ll see what happens."

PSG target Skriniar available for cut-price January deal (Tuttosport)


Milan Skriniar could leave Inter as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the season. That will put a number of Europe's elite clubs on alert with PSG a particularly likely destination given their previous interest.

Tuttosport (via Sempre Inter) have claimed that with no advancements in current contract negotiations, Inter would prefer to receive a fee in January rather than lose their star centre-back for free. A fee of between €20m and €25m might be enough to tempt the Serie A giants into parting with him.

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Mbappe would cost around €350m


PSG have no intention of selling Kylian Mbappe but if any club approaches to buy the French forward then they would ask for €300-350m, as reported by The Telegraph.

His relationship with the Parisian outfit is completely broken and wants to move out in the next transfer window despite signing an extension in the summer.