Did Aubameyang jet off to Milan after Chelsea UCL squad snub?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seems to have travelled to Milan despite Chelsea's Premier League match against Fulham on Friday.
The striker's brother posted an image of him in Milan with family just hours after it was announced he was left out of the squad for the upcoming Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund.
Could this mean Aubameyang's future lies away from Stamford Bridge?
Heartbreak for Araujo as Barcelona transfer falls through
Julian Araujo's big move to Barcelona has fallen through after FIFA ruled that the paperwork to finalize the transfer was submitted too late.
FIFA confirmed on the news on Friday, with Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany saying a system error caused the club to miss the deadline by 18 seconds.
Madrid turned down Cancelo before Bayern loan deal
Real Madrid were offered the chance to sign Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo, but turned down a potential deal for the now-Bayern Munich man.
The out of favour full-back was offered elsewhere, and Madrid were one of the club's City reached out to, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Ceballos waiting on Real Madrid extension offer
Dani Ceballos is eager to sign a new contract at Real Madrid.
However, AS reports that the Spanish side are yet to come to him with a proposal, meaning he is set to leave in the summer unless they open talks soon.
Inter eye Becao as possible Skriniar replacement
Inter have identified Rodrigo Becao as an option to replace Milan Skriniar this summer.
Calciomercato reports Inter have already reached out to discuss a possible deal with Udinese star's agent. However, he is not the only defender the San Siro team are looking at. Chris Smalling is also on their list of options, as is Nikola Milenkovic of Fiorentina and Atalanta's Merih Demiral.
Isco heading to Konyaspor
Konyaspor president Mehmet Akcan has said the club are in talks with former Real Madrid playmaker Isco over a move.
Akcan told AS that talks with the free agent are going well and he's optimistic a deal can be reached.
“It is correct, we are in a process of negotiation with Isco,” he said.
“I can say it, the talks are going well. We are not yet sure if we have reached an agreement, otherwise we would say it openly. We are doing everything we can to close the deal.
“We have until the 8th of this month, but I think that everything will be resolved with Isco, in one way or another, as soon as possible. Now we have a chance to close the deal. We are positive.”
Newcastle missed out on five midfielders
Newcastle missed out on five midfielders in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
Manchester United's, Scott McTominay and Leicester duo James Maddison and Youri Tielemans were all targets as well as Moises Caicedo and Edson Alvarez.
De Zerbi tells Brighton fans to support Caicedo
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has told fans to support Moises Caicedo after the midfielder made it clear he wanted to leave the club in the January transfer window amid interest from Arsenal.
"I want them [the fans] to support him," he told a press conference.
"I don't want them to criticise him. I love Moises, the people who work inside Brighton love Moises, he's a good guy. I am very happy he stays with us until the end of the season."
Mesut Ozil quits football
Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has quit football after seeing his contract with Istanbul Basaksehir terminated.
The 34-year-old has only played four times this season for the Turkish side and has now told his team-mates he's hanging up his boots for good.
Read the full story right here on GOAL.
Man Utd interested in Ansu Fati
Manchester United are interested in signing Ansu Fati from Barcelona in the summer, as reported by Sport.
The Red Devils' top priority is to sign a top striker at the end of the season but Barca do not want to listen to any offers for the 20-year-old currently.
New York Red Bulls sign Dante Vanzeir
New York Red Bulls have confirmed the signing of Dante Vanzeir from Royale Union Saint-Gillois on a four-year contract with the option for one more.
A Belgian Golden Boot winner and our newest designated player! 🇧🇪— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) February 3, 2023
We have acquired forward Dante Vanzeir from Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. Welcome, Dante! pic.twitter.com/bciQHB31Lm
Pep explains Cancelo exit
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has explained why Joao Cancelo was allowed to leave the club and move to Bayern Munich.
"I wish him the very best. He has been an incredible figure in winning two Premier League titles. After the World Cup we have been playing in different patterns and I've given more time to other players," he said.
"Everyone has their own personality. He loves to play, he trains the best but he needs to play to be happy, so we decided together to let him go to Munich. He wants to play every game so hopefully that can happen in Munich."
Read the full story right here on GOAL.
Klopp takes a dig at Chelsea's winter spending
Jurgen Klopp stated that he "doesn't understand" Chelsea's remarkable £320m January spending spree.
"I'm saying nothing without my lawyer!" before going on to say: "I don't understand that part of the business, what you can do, what you can't you do. it's a big number in the last two windows. The players they brought in, I didn't think once 'why did they do that?'. They are all really good players, so from that point of view, congratulations if you can do it. I don't understand how it's possible, but it's not for me to explain how it works. Hopefully you all know exactly how it works, and then it's fine!"
Real Madrid monitor Brazilian starlet Renan
Robert Renan has been impressive for Brazil in the ongoing U-20 South American Championship and Real Madrid are closely following his progress, according to Brazilian media outlet UOL.
The defender recently left Corinthians for Zenit and if he continues to perform well in Russian football he might be snapped up by Real Madrid in the future. He was also the target for Watford and Atalanta.
Sabitzer is ready to play, informs Ten Hag
Erik ten Hag has revealed that Marcel Sabitzer is likely to make his Manchester United debut against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
“Yes. Very good. Of course, he did only one session but you can see he's a very fit player. I didn't have a different expectation. He's coming from Bayern Munich. German [clubs] they are always [about] fitness, [it's] always good. So, he is [fit]. So, I think he is ready to play," Ten Hag stated.
Lyon's Da Silva joins Melbourne Victory
🚨 Notre défenseur, Damien Da Silva, rejoint le club australien de Melbourne Victory ✍— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) February 3, 2023
Merci pour tout Damien, nous te souhaitons une pleine réussite dans ce beau projet ! 👋🔴🔵
📄 Le communiqué ⤵
Trapp extends with Frankfurt until 2026
He is going nowhere! 🦅❤️#SGE pic.twitter.com/3l1XSABIy6— Eintracht Frankfurt (@Eintracht) February 3, 2023
Man Utd monitoring USMNT starlet Booth
Manchester United are monitoring American starlet Taylor Booth, according to Daily Mail.
The 21-year-old midfielder has two goals and three assists through 16 appearances this season for Utrecht in Eredivisie.
Read more about the story on GOAL.
Messi & PSG set to discuss new deal
Conversations continue between Leo Messi and PSG. Understand Messi’s representatives and PSG board will also meet in person in the next 2/3 weeks. 🚨🔴🔵🇦🇷 #Messi— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 3, 2023
PSG will submit official new deal bid, length of contract and final details will be discussed to get it signed. pic.twitter.com/8qq7mniKXB
Arteta had 'always admired' new signing Jorginho
Mikel Arteta has hailed new Arsenal signing Jorginho and insisted that he has "always admired" the Italian midfielder.
"He’s a player I’ve always admired. He’s a great character and he’s someone who is going to bring leadership and quality to that position. He’s going to help the team a lot. Timing-wise, it wasn’t that late. But he’s a player who has always been very close to our intentions to bring him in," he told reporters before facing Everton.
Former Man Utd player Zanuzaj joins Istanbul Basaksehir
✍️🏻 @adnanjanuzaj— İstanbul Başakşehir (@ibfk2014) February 3, 2023
➡️ https://t.co/SfRfgyWimC pic.twitter.com/ERVauxpjms
Rashford wins Player of the Month for January
Starting 2023 in style 🙌@MarcusRashford is the @PremierLeague Player of the Month for January 🔥#MUFC pic.twitter.com/hHhAQkAwjo— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 3, 2023
Dyche defends Everton's inactivity in January transfer window
Sean Dyche has defended Everton's failure to get on board any new player in the January transfer window despite the team reeling in the relegation zone.
"One thing I can assure you since I've been appointed and since getting here Saturday is that all I've seen is hard work, particularly in the recruitment area. I've been leaving here late at night. The owner, the chairman and Kev [Kevin Thelwell, Everton's director of football] have been on the phone constantly. I can assure you of this - I was physically there seeing it all. There's absolutely been hard work.
"I think the thing that gets overviewed is that they've [new signings] got to be better than what we've got here. I think we've got some very, very good players. They may have lost their way but there's some very talented players here. They may not have shown that but we need to remind ourselves of the good players here. We've got to polish them up a bit," he told reporters before facing Arsenal.
Martinelli pens new Arsenal deal until 2027
Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract with the club that will see him through to the summer of 2027 with an option to extend that by a further year by the club.
Gabriel Martinelli 🤝 The Arsenal— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 3, 2023
City sign highly-rated keeper from Cardiff
Cardiff City talent Lewys Benjamin, undergoing medical tests and now set to sign with Manchester City as new Academy goalkeeper 🔵🏴 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 3, 2023
Wales U17 international, Benjamin was in the list of many UK clubs but he said yes to Man City project. pic.twitter.com/heAXslvm4w
Chelsea homegrown players fear of getting sold in the summer
Homegrown Chelsea stars fear the club will be forced to cash in on them to avoid FFP trouble if they miss out on Champions League qualification #cfc https://t.co/KYfyUOGAWJ— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 2, 2023
Newcastle join race to sign Bellingham
Newcastle United are keen to get the services of Jude Bellingham, according to Bild.
However, they have to beat the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid to sign the 19-year-old midfielder.
FIFA to respond to Barcelona on Friday regarding Araujo deal
Julián Araujo deal — Barcelona and LA Galaxy will receive an answer from FIFA on Friday, both club expect this story to be over in 24h. 🔵🔴🇲🇽 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 2, 2023
Araujo, waiting and hoping for green light after documents signed 20 seconds after the Deadline. pic.twitter.com/wYhtZdEs4N
Caicedo's agent talks future
Moises Caicedo's agent has admitted he does not know what will happen in the future after seeing the midfielder denied a move away from Brighton in the January transfer window.
Manuel Sierra has told Marca90Ec, via Olé, that Caicedo did receive offers but that he is now concerned an injury could scupper any future chances of a big-money move.
"The offers were received, you see what is on the table and Moises says that he wants to go forward, that it is the dream of his whole life," he said. "That it is an opportunity that may not be repeated in life.
“In that statement, he expresses his wish and his gratitude to the club because they gave him the chance to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League. We don’t know what can happen tomorrow, maybe he trains and gets injured. We can’t know what’s going to happen."
Everton unlikely to move for Isco
Everton are unlikely to sign Isco on a free transfer despite failing to sign any players during the January transfer window.
The Toffees have looked at the possibility of landing Isco but have concerns over whether the former Real Madrid has the physical profile needed to thrive in the Premier League, according to The Independent.
Benfica chief blasts Enzo Fernandez
Benfica chief Rui Costa has blasted Enzo Fernandez following his deadline-day move to Chelsea, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
“Enzo Fernandez did not want to stay at Benfica. He didn’t give us any chance. I did my best, I’m sad but I’m not gonna cry for a player who didn’t want to stay,” he said.
“At that point I said: he can’t play for Benfica anymore, no way. I don’t cry for players who don’t want to wear our shirt. When Chelsea arrived, it was really impossible to change his mind."
Chelsea's homegrown players fear axe
Chelsea's homegrown players fear they will have to leave the club if the Blues fail to qualify for next season's Champions League due to fears over Financial Fair Play.
The Telegraph reports that the club's academy players are fearing for their futures with a summer clear-out potentially on the cards after a winter of big-spending at Stamford Bridge.
Juventus want to ditch Pogba (Daily Mail)
Juventus are keen to offload Paul Pogba after becoming frustrated with the midfielder who is yet to play a single competition minute since returning from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
The Turin giants are considering terminating his contract or selling the Frenchman. It's thought Pogba could leave and head to a club in Major League Soccer.