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Tuchel has rejected two Premier League clubs since Chelsea sacking


Thomas Tuchel has been a man in demand since being relieved of his duties at Chelsea according to the The Telegraph. They have reported that the German has rejected two offers from Premier League clubs in the last few weeks although the identity of those two clubs has not been disclosed.

Man United keeping an eye on Vlachodimos


With David de Gea's contract due to expire at the end of the season, Manchester United may need to source a new first-choice goalkeeper next summer. Incidentally, Sportime are reporting that the Red Devils have been intensely watching Benfica number one Odysseas Vlachodimos.

They might face competition if they choose to pursue a move for the Greek goalkeeper as Leicester were also reportedly keeping tabs on him in the summer after Kasper Schmeichel moved to Nice.

Newcastle 'do not want to sell' Guimaraes, says Ashworth


Bruno Guimaraes has been a smash hit in the Premier League since arriving at Newcastle in the January transfer window. Such has been his impact for the Magpies, clubs like Real Madrid are being linked with his signing but the club's sporting director, Dan Ashworth, insists he's going nowhere.

“Absolutely, I do not want to sell Bruno,” he told The Telegraph. "He is a top player and a really important part of this journey. “[But] ultimately, at what level would you sell him? If someone comes in and offers £500 million would you take it?”

River Plate announce Gallardo departure


Marcelo Gallardo has become one of the most promising managers in world football and the interest in him will only increase after it has been announced that he is leaving River Plate.

An opening in Europe may beckon for the 46-year-old after winning South American Coach of the Year three times during his eight-year spell in Argentina.

Wolves announce new contract for Campbell


Chem Campbell is one of the most highly-rated academy graduates at Wolves. He made the step up into the first-team squad over the summer and has made four substitute appearances in the Premier League already this season.

This afternoon, they have announced that the 19-year-old has signed a new four-year contract at Molineux with the club having the option to trigger a 12-month extension at the conclusion of that.

Vasco de Gama set big price tag on highly-rated Santos


Andrey Santos has attracted plenty of interest from around Europe in 2022, including teams such as Barcelona and Newcastle. However, if those teams want to prise him from Vasco de Gama, they will have to part with significant money.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the 18-year-old's valuation has been set at more than €30m which is likely to deter some of his potential suitors.

Mourinho wants a midfielder in January


Jose Mourinho wants a quality addition in midfield as early as January. Roma have shortlisted quite a few options in Aston Villa star Douglas Luiz, Lyon's Houssem Aouar and Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos, according to Rudy Galetti.

All three of them will be free agents in the summer and hence will be available at a cut price.

Madrid will not go for Mbappe


Real Madrid will not fight to sign Kylian Mbappe, as revealed by Spanish journalist Josep Pederol in the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito.

The French international wants to leave PSG and Los Blancos - who were turned down by Mbappe - will not make any effort to sign him.

Everton in talks with Iwobi about possible extension


Alex Iwobi will be rewarded with a contract extension at Everton, as confirmed by manager Frank Lampard.

"I know that Kevin [Thelwell, director of football] is speaking with Alex’s people on that front," said Lampard. "We’ll see how that one develops."

His current deal runs until the summer of 2024.

Tuchel keen to take England job


Thomas Tuchel is interested to take charge of the England national team from Gareth Southgate, as reported by Sky Sports via The Telegraph.

The German manager is free to take his next assignment and a poor performance from England in Qatar could pave the way for him to lead the Three Lions.

Jorginho keen to extend with Chelsea


Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is looking to extend his stay at Chelsea rather than move to a new club, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

His agent Joao Santos has confirmed that the midfielder is in talks with the Blues to sign a new deal and is eager to continue at Stamford Bridge. His current contract expires in the summer of 2023.

"We are due in June. We prioritize Chelsea and we are moving towards it," Santos stated.

Gakpo doesn't want to sign for Leeds


Cody Gakpo believes that he is destined for bigger things and does not want to join Leeds United in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports Germany's Florian Plettenberg.

The PSV Eindhoven star was involved in advanced talks with manchester United in the summer but the move fell through.

Inter find Skriniar replacement


Inter Milan are eager to land Everton's Yerry Mina in January as a replacement for Milan Skriniar, according to CalcioMercatoWeb.

The Serie A giants are willing to pay £8.7million (€10million) for the 28-year-old who will be a free agent next summer.

City's Ake not for sale


Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have enquired about Manchester City's Nathan Ake but have been told that the defender is not for sale, according to 90min.

Pep Guardiola stopped him from rejoining Chelsea in the summer and has repaid the coach's trust with some impressive displays this season.

Tottenham & City set sight on Lyon's Gusto


Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are monitoring Olympique Lyonnais right-back Malo Gusto, according to 90Min.

The 19-year-old has a contract until 2024 and will not come cheap as the defender has been in phenomenal form this season. Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are also watching the situation closely.

United target Milinkovic-Savic to discuss future with Lazio after World Cup


Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will sit down with Lazio after the World Cup to discuss his future.

“Sergej has just 18 months left on his contract, we will have to discuss about his situation with Lazio after the World Cup”, Fabrizio Romano tweeted via CorSport.

Lazio President Claudio Lotito has made it clear that he values at €120m and is not under pressure to sell.

“I’ve no agreement with his agent to sell Sergej to Juventus or any other club in January. Price tag for Milinković is no longer €100m — his value is €120m now," he stated.

Tottenham to rival Chelsea for Gvardiol


Tottenham have joined the race to sign RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol, according to Football Insider.

Chelsea were keen to get hold of the defender in the summer but could not get him as he was not up for sale. Although the defender signed an extension it seems that two Premier League clubs will once again try to sign him the next summer.

Chelsea to hire Shields as Director of Recruitment


Chelsea are in advanced talks with Southampton to get the services of Jose Shields as the new Director of Recruitment, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Shields is a veteran and had spent nine years at Manchester City's academy. He has unearthed several top talents like Romeo Lavia, Bella-Kotchap, Juan Larios, Sam Edozie and others.

Barcelona keen to get both Kante and Jorginho


Barcelona will try to get on board both N'Golo Kante and Jorginho next summer as free agents, according to the Evening Standard.

The Blues are trying to tie down both players to new contracts but are yet to make a breakthrough. The duo is being pursued by several Italian outfits as well.

West Brom considering Rowett for manager vacancy


West Brom are on the hunt for a new manager after relieving Steve Bruce of his duties on the back of a dismal run of form. Michael Bridge (via Football League World) revealed that the Baggies are interested in interviewing the current Millwall boss.

The Sky Sports reporter said: "West Brom interested in speaking to Millwall manager Gary Rowett over vacant Head Coach role. Millwall yet to receive official approach from WBA.”

West Ham join Frattesi race


Davide Frattesi is the latest Sassuolo player to have caught the eye with his performances in Serie A. He could become the second player from the Italian side to sign for West Ham in the space of a couple of years if Calciomercato's report (via West Ham Zone) is to be believed.

Although, they will face competition if they do pursue a move with Roma and Manchester United among the teams linked with the 23-year-old.

Roma ready to compete with Arsenal for Luiz signing


Douglas Luiz is another player who could end up being a free agent in the summer upon the expiry of his Aston Villa contract. Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for him on deadline day but were unable to agree a deal with Steven Gerrard's side.

The Gunners will undoubtedly face competition for him in the summer if they are still interested and, as per RomaGialloRossa, the current Europa Conference League holders will be among the teams vying for his signature.

Bayern Munich line Thuram up as potential Kane alternative


Harry Kane is one of the players on Bayern Munich's wishlist for next summer, although he won't be cheap. If the German champions are unable to strike a deal with Tottenham for their star man, they may turn to an option closer to home.

According to TZ, Borussia Monchengladbach frontman Marcus Thuram has emerged as a potential target. Like Kroos, his contract expires at the end of the season so Bayern may favour a free transfer to bolster their attacking ranks.

Kroos set for new contract talks at Real Madrid (Florian Plettenberg)


Toni Kroos continues to be a key cog in the Real Madrid machine. His current contract is due to expire at the end of the season but there is a desire to extend his deal at the Bernabeu.

Florian Plettenberg has claimed that talks over a new contract until 2024 will begin shortly between Los Blancos and their German midfield maestro.