Newcastle close to new Bruno deal
Newcastle United are close to tying Bruno Guimaraes down to a longer-term deal, according to Football Insider.
The midfielder's current contract does not expire until 2026, but that has not stopped him being linked with the likes of Chelsea recently.
Vieira gives Zaha transfer update
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has provided an update on the future of Wilfried Zaha, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
"Wilfried knows the position of the football club and the decision is going to be his. When he will be ready, we will listen to what he has to say. But everyone knows we want him to stay in our football club," he said.
"We want to grow with Wilfried as one of our leaders, but the decision has to be his. "he only focus at the moment is about how he has been training and how he is preparing himself to compete and to help the team to perform."
Zidane continues to be considered by Brazil
According to L'Equipe, Zinedine Zidane is among the names being considered to take over as manager of the Brazilian national team following Tite's departure after the World Cup.
Amid separate links between Zidane and the France job, meanwhile, Didier Deschamps could potentially continue with Les Bleus after leading them to the World Cup final.
It's unclear whether Zidane would rather hold out for the France position he's reportedly always wanted or be willing to tackle the Brazil challenge.
Arsenal making progress in Mudryk talks (Schira)
Talks are still progressing for Mykhaylo Mudryk to make a move from Shakhtar to Arsenal, reports Nicolo Schira. The winger has already reached an agreement in principle with the Gunners, but Newcastle are also reportedly interested in him.
Mudryk has made 49 appearances across three clubs in the Ukrainian Premier League, scoring nine goals and assisting on 12 more. He has played 29 of those matches with Shakhtar, and this season, he has scored seven goals and assisted six.
Newcastle ready to sell three players in January
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is ready to sell three players, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, and Paul Dummett in January if they get the right offers according to ESPN.
The contracts of all three players expire at the end of the current season and it seems unlikely that the Magpies will further extend their stay.
Liverpool and Spurs to fight for Inter defender
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set to compete for the signing of Inter defender Milan Skriniar according to Team talk.
The 27-year-old Slovakian defender's contract expires at the end of the ongoing season. Other than the two Premier Leagues sides, PSG also remain interested in roping in the player.
Arsenal in talks with Martinelli over new long-term deal
Negotiations between Gabriel Martinelli and Arsenal on new long term deal are progressing to the final stages 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
It’s not done or fully agreed yet, also nothing signed - but it’s getting closer.
Martinelli, Saka and Saliba are #AFC priorities in terms of new contracts. pic.twitter.com/XP4JJlQ24Q
Chelsea eyeing move for Monaco defender
Chelsea have shown interest in signing AS Monaco left-back Benoit Badiashile according to The Athletic.
The Blues are expected to complete the signing in the coming weeks for a fee of around €35 million.
Atletico Madrid set to sign Caglar Soyuncu
Atlético Madrid are close to complete the signing of Çağlar Söyüncü for 2023. Deal not done or signed yet but negotiations are advanced, waiting to get it sealed as soon as possible. ⚪️🔴🇹🇷 #Atléti— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
Aston Villa and AS Roma had also contacts for Söyüncü but Atléti are close #LCFC pic.twitter.com/Go6xfDlJnI
Chelsea in touch with RB Leipzig over Gvardiol transfer
Chelsea continue to remain in touch with RB Leipzig over a possible transfer of Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol but the German club are expected to ask for more than €100m for the player according to Fabrizio Romano via GiveMeSport.
The journalist stated, "Now, Leipzig want way more than €90million. They hope to go for more than €100 million to make Gvardiol the most expensive centre-back ever. Chelsea are still working on it. They are still in contact with people close to the player and Leipzig."
PSG are not considering signing Joao Felix
Paris Saint-Germain have never opened concrete talks to sign João Félix from Atlético Madrid, they're still not actively working on any January move as main focus will be the summer. 🔴🔵 #PSG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
Milan Skriniar remains top target for PSG in 2023. pic.twitter.com/DuTj6sRTVO
Bayern Munich set to offer Lucas Hernandez new deal
Bayern are preparing new contract proposal for Lucas Hernandez to be discussed in 2023. 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
Director Salihamidzic: "Talks with Lucas agents are very good, he carries the Bayern gene. His future is at FC Bayern, there's no doubt about that", told Bild. pic.twitter.com/87ArByFgZr
Man Utd leading race to sign Frimpong
Manchester United are favourites to sign Jeremie Frimpong in the January transfer window according to Give Me Sport.
The Red Devils will face competition from West Ham United who are also keen on signing the Bayer Leverkusen full-back. Frimpong is valued by his club at around €26 million.
Liverpool chasing World Cup stars
Liverpool are interested in signing Sofyan Amrabat and Enzo Fernandes in the upcoming January window according to AS.
Both the midfielders had an impressive outing in the recently concluded World Cup and Jurgen Klopp are planning to get them in case Liverpool miss out on Jude Bellingham next season.
Suarez set to join Gremio
Luis Suárez will sign a two-year deal with Gremio, valid until 2024. Saudi club Al-Khaleej has been informed of player's decision, he will play in Brazil. 🇺🇾🇧🇷 #Gremio— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
Contracts are being checked, final step before signing and official announcement. pic.twitter.com/EzBcAv3H15
Atletico Madrid agree personal terms with Soyuncu
Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has agreed to personal terms with Atletico Madrid on a contract that will keep him at the club until 2027, says Nicolo Schira.
The transfer is expected to be completed in July, but Atletico is reportedly working to bring the move forward to January if they can free up a roster spot by selling a current centre-back.
Musah told Liverpool would be ‘great move’
Former USMNT star Eric Wynalda claims to have been made aware of admiring glances in the direction of USMNT and Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah from Liverpool.
Fiorentina and Napoli track Shpendi
Fiorentina and Napoli are tracking Stiven Shpendi of Cesena, each viewing the 19-year-old forward as a possible long-term developmental project, according to Nicolo Schira.
Both clubs have impressed in identifying talented young forwards in recent years.
Closing time for Chelsea's Fofana deal
David Datro Fofana deal, all sealed and completed. Documents also ready after the medical tests successfully done in London. Official soon. 🔵📑 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 24, 2022
Club convinced it’s a smart signing for present and future for €12m fee as many clubs around Europe wanted Fofana. pic.twitter.com/JkYPVVEggr
Newcastle not after Memphis Depay
Newcastle are not working to sign Memphis Depay, as things stand. There are no negotiations ongoing with player side or with Barcelona. 🇳🇱 #NUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 24, 2022
Memphis future will be decided in January, there's still nothing concrete or advanced - he's focused on Barça. pic.twitter.com/kLq6pFvexn
Aston Villa want Emi Martinez out as soon as possible (Fichajes)
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery was already souring on goalkeeper Emi Martinez before the World Cup, and his antics after Argentina's victory have led the coach to seek a sale of the player as soon as possible, claims Fichajes.
If the club do offload Martinez now, they could likely do so at a high value despite his controversial attitude considering his recent international form.