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Chelsea & Inter wanted Raul Moro


Lazio forward Raul Moro, who is currently on loan at Ternana, has revealed Chelsea and Inter were keen on signing him in the summer but were put off by his price tag.

'"After the last season in Spain, I had many requests," he told Calciomercato.

"I know that several clubs came to see me, including Chelsea and Inter, but when they found out the price, they withdrew. Lazio spent €6m to take me to Italy. I didn’t even know my value at that point."

Ronaldo exit getting closer


Cristiano Ronaldo is "getting closer and closer" to terminating his contract at Man Utd, according to reporter Pedro Almeida.

The forward's future remains in doubt after he walked out of the win over Spurs early and was then dropped from the squad for Saturday's game against Chelsea.

Man City keeping tabs on Kvaratskhelia


Manchester City are keeping tabs on Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who has enjoyed a strong start to the season, according to Calciomercato.

Liverpool are also keen on the youngster who has seven goals and eight assists in just 14 matches this season.

Man Utd could let Ronaldo leave for free


In a bid to get him out of the club as soon as possible, Manchester United are considering letting Cristiano Ronaldo leave for free in the January transfer window, according to The I.

The 37-year-old has been dropped from the first team following his antics against Tottenham and his future at United looks increasingly bleak as a result. Finances appeared to be the major stumbling block over a transfer in the summer, which is why letting him go for free is 'being considered'.

Davis to remain in charge of Wolves until 2023


Steve Davis will remain in charge of first team operations at Wolves until 2023, the club have confirmed.

Wolves have struggled in their efforts to find a replacement for Bruno Lage following his dismissal earlier this month, with approaches for Julen Lopetegui and Mick Beale both breaking down.

Crystal Palace eye Brereton Diaz if Zaha leaves for Liverpool


The Premier League could come knocking again for Blackburn's Ben Brereton Diaz, with Crystal Palace considering a January move for the striker, according to The Sun (via talkSPORT).

Everton and Bournemouth showed interest in Brereton Diaz over the summer, but it's Palace who are being linked with him ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

The report states Patrick Vieira would like to add depth to his attacking options, with Wilfried Zaha attracting interest from Liverpool should he become available for free next summer.

Chelsea make Bellingham their top transfer target


Jude Bellingham has emerged as Chelsea's top transfer target, according to the Evening Standard.

The teenage sensation has long been linked with a move to Liverpool and Real Madrid after bursting onto the scene at Borussia Dortmund, but it is believed that new Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is a huge admirer of the midfielder.

Mick Beale turns down Wolves job


QPR manager Mick Beale has opted to stay with the Championship side, turning down a chance to manage Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Confirming his decision and opening up on the details in a video posted to QPR's official Twitter account, it leaves Wolves still needing to find a replacement for Bruno Lage ahead of the weekend.

Julen Lopetegui also turned down the chance to manage the club.

Arsenal optimistic about new Bukayo Saka contract


Arsenal remain in talks with Bukayo Saka over a new contract and are optimistic about completing the extension, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

He states that negotiations are ongoing over what is a 'top priority' for the Gunners.

Chelsea to start extension talks with Kovacic


Chelsea want to hand Mateo Kovacic a new deal as the midfielder's current contract runs until the summer of 2024, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The Blues want to avoid a situation like N'Golo Kante and Jorginho with both midfielders reaching the end of their current deals in June 2023 but yet to agree on extending their stay at the Bridge.

Arteta puts to bed speculations around Edu's future


Mikel Arteta has brushed aside all speculations about Arsenal director Edu's future at the club. The Brazilian is being courted by two European heavyweights after he played a major role in shaping the current Arsenal squad.

"It is a question for him but from what I know he is fully committed," stated Arteta before facing PSV in the Europa League.

Arsenal and City eye Celtic's Vata


Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in signing Celtic youngster Rocco Vata,  according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The report claims that the teenager is valued around £1.75m and apart from the two Premier League outfits, AC Milan, Juventus and Roma are also monitoring the situation.

Chelsea want Neymar in 2023 (El Pais)


Chelsea want to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain in 2023, according to EL Pais.

PSG offered the Blues the chance to take the Brazilian in loan in the summer, but they balked at having to pay a portion of his salary exceeding €10m.

Chelsea's stance has now softened and they are prepared to cover his full €40m wage packet to arrange a permanent deal in the new year.

Spurs might look to sign Inter's Martinez


Tottenham are keen to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez as they look to offer Antoine Conte a new contract, according to Inter Live.

Spurs are in talks with Conte over a new deal worth £20m and Martinez happens to be among the club's long-term targets.

Barcelona monitoring United's Dalot


Barcelona are considering to sign Diogo Dalot from Manchester United as they look to strengthen their right-back position, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The defender's contract ends in 2023 and the club holds an option to renew him for one more season.

King wants to stay at Rangers despite Premier League interest


Leon King wants to continue at Rangers, for "as long as possible" despite concrete interest from England and Germany.

"I just concentrate on this club and doing my job. I’d like to stay at Rangers as long as possible and make my mark here," he stated.

Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt have joined Man United, Leeds United and Newcastle United in the race to sign King.

Pulisic reaches verbal agreement with Newcastle


Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is believed to have reached a verbal agreement with Newcastle United ahead of the winter transfer window,  according to TodoFichajes.

The Magpies are ready to pay around £35m (€40m) to the Blues for his services.  

Barcelona eye loan deal for Santos to beat Newcastle


Barcelona are willing to make a buy-to-loan offer for Vasco de Gama midfielder Andrey Santos as they want to beat Newcastle United in the race, according to Mundo Deportivo.

They are not going to pay the £34.9m (€40m) release clause but hope to settle for a lower price by loaning him back to Brazil in January.

Arsenal eye Brazilian wonderkid Endrick


Arsenal are keen to sign 16-year-old Brazilian prodigy Endrick from Palmeiras who is being compared to Pele and Ronaldo Nazario, according to FourFourTwo.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are also vying to get his signature.

Bellingham and Rice on Chelsea radar


Jude Bellingham has emerged as a top target for Chelsea, according to Evening Standard.

Meanwhile, they are also keeping a tab on West Ham skipper Declan Rice, if they fail to get the Dortmund midfielder.

Several top European clubs including Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid are interested in the England international.

Chelsea want Nkunku in January


Chelsea are not ready to wait until summer for Christopher Nkunku and wants the RB Leipzig forward to join the club in January itself, according to the Mirror.

It is believed that the Premier League outfit already has a deal with him that will see the 24-year-old switch to Stamford Bridge in July, 2023.

The Blues have to pay around  £52m for the player.

Barca to challenge Liverpool & Chelsea to Fernandez


Barcelona are continuing to monitor Benfica star Enzo Fernandez amid his excellent performances in Portugal, Sport reports.

The Spanish side wanted to sign him when he was at River Plate and could have got him for around €10 million but no move materialised. Now, he is worth around €50m and the Catalan side will have to compete with Liverpool and Chelsea if they want to sign him as the man to replace Sergio Busquets in midfield.

AC Milan must restart Kalulu talks


AC Milan are prioritising the renewal of defender Pierre Kalulu, according to Calciomercato.

But just as the Rossoneri were drawing close to finalising talks, the 22-year-old has switched his agent and talks will have to start all over again.

Man Utd director suggests no January signings


Manchester United football director John Murtough has suggested there will be no further signings in the January transfer window.

United spent around £227 million in the summer to strengthen Erik ten Hag's team and the director hinted that they will not add any new additions until after this season.

“We always said that reshaping the squad would take more than a window and we’re already working with Erik on the next steps in that process, with a focus on next summer and beyond," he said, according to The Telegraph.

“But it’s important to recognise that investment must always be sustainable, meaning that what we spend on players must be supported by revenues over the long-term."

Chelsea prioritise Osimhen signing (90min)


Chelsea are set to make signing Victor Osimhen their top priority, according to 90min.

The Blues are eager to sign a new striker and the Napoli star has become the favoured option among the club's scouts.

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Barca eye PSV star Sangare


Barcelona are considering a move for PSV hero Ibrahim Sangare.

The midfielder has impressed since joining the Dutch giants and Sport reports the Camp Nou side believe he would be a smart addition to their squad.