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Tottenham in talks to sign โ‚ฌ45m Porro (AS)


Tottenham are advancing on their interest in Sporting full-back Pedro Porro.

AS reports Spurs are already in talks to sign the Spain international, who joined from Manchester City last summer, but will have to pay around โ‚ฌ45 million to get him.

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Transfer incoming? Joao Felix left out of Atletico squad


The chances of Joao Felix leaving Atletico Madrid this month appear to have been given a boost.

The attacker, who has been linked with loan moves to Arsenal and Manchester United, was left out of the Atletico squad for the Copa del Rey game against Real Oviedo on Wednesday.

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Benfica holding out for Fernandez release clause from Chelsea


Benfica will refuse to sell midfielder Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea unless his ยฃ106 million release clause is paid up front.

Benfica will not sell Fernandez to Chelsea at their current offer, said to be close to the release clause, according to Record. They want any fee to be paid upfront.

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Potter dodging questions on Fernandez & Mudryk


Graham Potter will "dodge" questions about Chelsea's transfer plans after being asked about their interest in Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk.

Asked for news on his team's pursuit of the pair, Potter refused to comment and said that he will have to swerve such queries.

Man Utd want to keep McTominay amid Newcastle interest


Manchester United will fight off interest from Newcastle in midfielder Scott McTominay this month.

The Daily Mail reports United have sent a clear message to Newcastle about McTominay not being available for purchase.

Juve scout Kiwior


Juventus are monitoring Spezia defender Jakub Kiwior, according to Calciomercato.

The Turin side are interested in the Polish player but AC Milan are also keeping track of him.

Martinez close to Barcelona move


Inigo Martinez is close to joining Barcelona from Athletic Club, Sport reports.

The Camp Nou side wanted to sign the centre-back last summer and are set to finally land their man.

McKennie rejects Bournemouth as he waits for Chelsea and Spurs (Calciomercato)


Weston McKennie is waiting for offers from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Tottenham and has turned down a โ‚ฌ40 million move to Bournemouth, according to Calciomercato.

The 24-year-old midfielder has also reportedly rejected a second approach from Aston Villa as he wants to continue his career at a top-tier club. Juventus are ready to listen to offers for the USMNT star and if any club matches their valuation he could be sold this month.

Along with Chelsea and Tottenham, Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund is also understood to be interested in his services.

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Everton and Palace set to fight out for Middlesbrough's Akpom


Everton and Crystal Palace are keen to get Middlesbrough striker Chuba Akpom, according to Sky Sports.

Akpom is currently leading the scoring charts in the Championship with 13 goals to his name. His contract is set to end in the summer but the club have the option to extend it by 12 months. He is also reported to be pursued by two unnamed Bundesliga outfits.

Bethany England joins Tottenham in record-breaking WSL transfer


Valladolid's Fresneda on the verge of joining Newcastle


Blackpool sign Rogers on loan from City


Fulham stall Soares talks due to wage demands


Fulham wanted to sign Cedric Soares from Arsenal but have stalled talks due to his wage demands, according to Evening Standard.

The 31-year-old demands ยฃ65,000 a week which Fulham are reluctant to pay. His contract with the Gunners ends in the summer of 2024.

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Freiburg's Schade on his way to join Brentford on loan


Newcastle and Chelsea want Leeds keeper Meslier


Newcastle United and Chelsea have set their sight to sign Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier, according to RMC Sport.

Bayern Munich are also keen to get the shot-stopper to replace an injured Manuel Neuer but the Premier League outfit has no intention to sell. The 22-year-old keeper has a contract with the Whites until the summer of 2026.

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Leicetser in talks to sign Kristiansen


Leicester City are targeting FC Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen in January, according to The Telegraph.

Lampard might be shown the door by Everton


Everton players and board have come under much flak from the fans after the Toffees were thumped 4-1 by Brighton at Goodison Park.

According to talkSPORT, Frank Lampard's days are numbered at Merseyside and is on the verge of being sacked. Owner Farhad Moshiri is known to be trigger-happy as he has fired five managers in less than seven years after acquiring majority stakes and Lampard might be the next one to face the axe.

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United in talks to sign Butland


West Ham pursue Moroccan star En-Nesyri


West Ham are trying to sign Moroccan international Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla, according to Estadio Deportivo.

The La Liga outfit is ready to sell the forward, who scored in the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals against Portugal, and values him at ยฃ30m. If the Irons can match the asking price the move can be completed in January.

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Chelsea and Benfica continue to negotiate for Fernandez


Kramer awarded fresh contract


Fiorentina want Tameze


Fiorentina are interested in Verona midfielder Adrien Tameze, reports Nicolo Schira.

The 28-year-old has made 85 Serie A appearances in just three years with Verona, a machine-like level of durability that Fiorentina feel will help their own midfield ranks.

Chelsea see Arsenal target Mudryk as 'perfect winger' (Romano)


Fabrizio Romano has confirmed reports that Chelsea want to hijack Arsenal's pursuit of Mykhaylo Mudryk.

"Chelsea are interested in Mudryk as revealed on Monday," the journalist tweeted. "Heโ€™s considered โ€œperfect wingerโ€ for their project but nothing has changed, as of now."

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Pique to end retirement and join own club (Relevo)


Gerard Pique is already bored of retirement after leaving Barcelona just before the World Cup break and would welcome a return with the Spanish club he owns, according to Relevo.

One can understand him being antsy after his split with Shakira in September, but it would be a surprising twist to see him back in action so fast after his emotional retirement ceremony at Camp Nou.

Furthermore, playing for second-division FC Andorra, which he owns, would come with wage complications under Spanish regulations.

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