Palace youngster commits future
Crystal Palace Under-21s goalkeeper Joe Whitworth has signed a contract extension with the club.
After signing his new deal, the 18-year-old said: “Signing this new contract extension means the world to me and my family, especially as they’re all Palace fans. “It’s a dream come true to sign this new deal and I’m really looking forward to getting my head down and working hard in the future.”
Chelsea youngster pens new contract
Understand Chelsea have reached an agreement to extend talented striker Ronnie Stutter’s contract until June 2026. 🔵🏴 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
New three year and half pro deal in place for Stutter after turning 18. pic.twitter.com/EYa3T3zR2z
Wolves closer to Lemina deal
Wolves have moved closer to finalising a deal for Nice midfielder Mario Lemina that could bring him back to the Premier League this winter.
That is according to a report in The Athletic which explains that talks have advanced in recent days with a fee of around £10million ($12m) being discussed.
Watford complete loan deal
ℹ️ Matheus Martins has completed a loan move to Watford FC from Udinese until the end of the 2022/23 season.— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) January 11, 2023
His availability for this weekend’s clash with Blackpool remains subject to international clearance.
Maldini on Leao contract
AC Milan director Maldini: “We are in talks to extend Leão contract. We will try to get it done, it seems we’re now on the same page. It seems he wants to stay”, tells Mediaset 🚨🔴⚫️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
“We want to try to get it sealed as soon as possible, we are on it discussing with Rafa”. pic.twitter.com/jIhSz3c7kQ
Villa man closer to Montpellier switch
Montpellier are are moving closer to taking Morgan Sanson on a loan, until the end of the season.
L’Equipe report there will be no option to buy in the deal for the Aston Villa man. While Nantes and an unnamed German side are also keen on the player.
Augsburg close to deal
News #Colina: Deal is close to be done as reported and confirmed again - smart deal! Been told that Augsburg will get him now for around 300k transfer fee. @SkySportDE 🇭🇷 https://t.co/x6oYvIfikt— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 11, 2023
OL Reign re-sign Rapinoe
OL Reign Re-Signs Forward Megan Rapinoe Through 2023 Season— OL Reign (@OLReign) January 11, 2023
➡️ https://t.co/Aw5PtZRIbr#BoldTogether pic.twitter.com/0oUcj38cQx
Lucas to leave Spurs
Tottenham will not trigger the option on Lucas Moura’s contract for the Brazilian forward to stay at the club beyond this season, The Telegraph report.
The article explains that his current deal had an option to be extended until 2024, but it needed to be activated before December 31.
Spurs opted against this and so Lucas can leave for free this summer.
Jamal Lowe joins QPR on loan
The Bournemouth forward Jamal Lowe has completed a loan move to Championship side QPR for the remained of the season.
The Premier League club confirmed the news on their website and stated they would 'wish Jamal well' as he links up with the London club.
West Ham keen to keep Antonio
According to a report in the Express & Star, West Ham are currently not willing to let forward Michail Antonio leave this winter.
Wolves are said to be keen on bringing in players proven at Premier League level and have a ‘long-standing admiration’ for the striker.
The will reportedly try and sign him if the Hammers’ stance changes.
Done deal at Villa!
Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of @AlexMoreno for an undisclosed fee! 🙌— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 11, 2023
Aubameyang January move put to bed
Aubameyang can’t play for any other club than Barcelona & Chelsea due to FIFA rules. 100% confirmed. 🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
Been told Barça would love the idea to bring Auba back… but only if it’s 100% free transfer, different salary terms and only if Memphis Depay leaves (Atléti want him). pic.twitter.com/6pYlbDdd8R
One in, one out for the Atletico defence
As per journalist Matteo Moretto, Atletico Madrid are still negotiating for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu.
He may well come in as a replacement with Felipe potentially set to depart for Premier League side Wolves in January.
Watford want Pellistri in a loan deal from Man Utd
Watford are keen to get Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri on loan for the rest of the season, according to The Telegraph.
Coach Slaven Bilic was impressed with the youngster after his exploits with Uruguay in the World Cup and wants to get him to reinforce his attack. Pellistri’s agent has already reached England to figure out a deal before the January transfer window closes as the player wants more minutes.
The 21-year-old got to make his United debut against Charlton during Tuesday's Carabao Cup quarter-final win.
Two PL outfits interested in Roma's Karsdorp
Southampton and Bournemouth have made inquiries for Rick Karsdorp as the Dutchman has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho and wants a January exit, according to Sky Sports via Romapress.
Serie A outfit Monza have already submitted a bit for Karsdorp for a loan move with an obligation to buy at the end of the season if they manage to stay afloat. However, the Italian side are unwilling to match Karsdorp's salary demands which is going to make the task simpler for the Premier League teams.
Villa ready €30m offer for Guendouzi
Aston Villa are readying an initial offer of €30m to sign Matteo Guendouzi from Olympique de Marseille, according to Fabrice Hawkins.
The Premier League outfit can up their offer to €40m including all bonuses. Manager Unai Emery has already spoken to the player to convince him. There is mutual admiration between the two and are eager to reunite after their stint with Arsenal back in the 2018-19 season.
Milan schedule talks with Madrid to sign Diaz permanently
AC Milan have scheduled talks with Real Madrid in order to discuss the permanent move of Brahim Diaz. It's one of the priorities alongside Leao & Giroud new deals 🇪🇸 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
Milan have buy option in June around €22m fee, Real have a buy back clause for €27m. pic.twitter.com/Yh3sAzO55y
City could cut short Delap's loan at Stoke City
Manchester City could cut short Liam Delap's loan spell at Stoke City in January, as reported by The Telegraph’s John Percy.
However, they would need an agreement with Stoke to terminate the loan mid-season. The striker has scored just thrice in 22 appearances and hence the think tank at Etihad thinks it will be better for the 19-year-old to try another club. A number of Championship clubs are keen to get him for the second half of the season.
Morton extends contract with Liverpool
Tyler Morton has signed a new long-term contract with the Reds 🙌🔴— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 11, 2023
Spurs relentless in their pursuit of Porro from Sporting
More on Pedro Porro. Can confirm again he's Tottenham priority as new right back, as reported last week. Spurs are now in contact with Sporting via intermediaries to discuss and find a way for January move. ⚪️ #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
Sporting have been clear: €45m clause or Porro will stay. pic.twitter.com/1wHQhqeqVb
West Ham keep Corberan on speed dial
With pressure steadily growing over David Moyes, West Ham are considering West Brom manager Carlos Corberan as a backup, according to Sky Sports.
The East London side are currently 17th in the Premier League table and are already feeling the heat of the relegation zone. If results go further south, then the Spanish tactician might be roped in to steady the ship.
Felix extends with Atletico until 2027, before joining Chelsea
Agreement with @ChelseaFC for the loan until the end of the season of João Félix, who extends his contract with our club for one year, until 2027.— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 11, 2023
Thank you João, we wish you the best of luck in this new professional challenge! pic.twitter.com/gIeaQj8mFE
Chelsea announce Felix deal
Garcia confirms Ronaldo debut against PSG
Al-Nassr boss Rudi Garcia confirms Cristiano Ronaldo will play against PSG on January 19 in an exhibition match as part of an Al-Nassr/Al-Hilal XI.— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) January 11, 2023
“[His debut] won’t be with the Al-Nassr jersey. It will be a mix between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr… pic.twitter.com/0DHyl0qW13
Wolves in talks with Bristol City for midfielder Scott
#Wolves have been in talks with #BristolCity over a deal for England under-20 midfielder Alex Scott - as it stands, looking unlikely due to a £25m price tag. Wolves are very keen to sign Scott this month but will move on unless current asking price drops #wwfc— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 10, 2023
Will Gerrard be the next Poland manager?
Steven Gerrard could become the next manager of Poland after he was relieved of his duties by Aston Villa, according to The Sun.
Czeslaw Michniewicz was sacked by Poland FA after the World Cup and the position remains vacant. Gerrard had an excellent stint with Rangers and even led them to the Scottish league title, but had a disappointing tenure at Ibrox with Aston Villa.
He is considering the offer and could take up the job.
Chelsea-target Fernandez sends message to Benfica fans with celebration
Enzo Fernandez was on target for Benfica in the Taca de Portugal quarter-finals against Varzim on Tuesday and sent a clear message to fans with his celebration after being strongly linked with Chelsea.
As the Argentine walked away from celebrating, he repeatedly hit the Benfica badge on his shirt in front of the travelling supporters and pointed to the ground.
Weghorst skips training ahead of Man Utd move
Wout Weghorst did not train with the team today, @gokmenozcan reports. No risk of injuries. 🚨🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
Manchester Utd have full agreement with Besiktas, Burnley and Weghorst but the Turkish club will only allow/sign the deal if they find the replacement they want. pic.twitter.com/fn9UseoC3j
Atletico make Aubameyang enquiry
Atletico Madrid have enquired Chelsea about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Evening Standard.
Although the Gabonese international has not yet been made available for sale or loan his name has cropped up during negotiations for Joao Felix, who is set to move to Stamford Bridge on a short loan.
Aubameyang has not started since November 6 but remains keen to fight for his place under Graham Potter.
Henry denies contacting Belgian FA for top job
Thierry Henry has denied contacting the Belgian FA for the post of national team manager after working as the assistant to former coach Roberto Martinez.
"I would like to make it abundantly clear that contrary to written reports, I have never contacted the Belgian FA offering my services as the new first team coach. I think it's vital that the truthful version of facts is always presented," he told Sky Sports.
Forest close to getting Danilo from Palmeiras
Nottingham Forest are pushing to get Danilo deal done with Palmeiras. Talks ongoing also during the night to find full agreement - Nottingham did their best. 🚨🌳🇧🇷 #NFFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2023
Final fee discussed close to €20m — AS Monaco in the race too but NFFC working hard to get it sealed. pic.twitter.com/0g0WkLKjkK
Villa set to sign Moreno from Betis
Aston Villa have agreed to pay Real Betis £12.5m - for defender Alex Moreno, according to Sky Sports.
It has also been reported that the left-back is set for his medical on Wednesday before completing his move. The player has been kept out of the Spanish Super Cup squad as well.
Leicester approach Fiorentina for Gonzalez
Leicester have approached Fiorentina for Nico González. Discussions are now ongoing on the fee, as per @DiMarzio — Fiorentina have not decided what’s the plan with Nico yet. 🔵🇦🇷 #LCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2023
Nico is one of the options in the list for Leicester, not the only one. pic.twitter.com/RDvBZZbTON
Guendouzi receives Premier League transfer interest
Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, formerly of Arsenal, has reportedly received a contract offer from a Premier League club.
But according to L'Equipe, Marseille are uncertain of which team in England contacted the player and are awaiting further details.
It has been speculated that the ex-Arsenal man is wanted by Unai Emery at Aston Villa.
Real Salt Lake make club record $4m signing
Big moves. 👏@realsaltlake acquire 20-year-old forward Carlos Andrés Gómez from Millonarios FC: https://t.co/ZtFUhbENey pic.twitter.com/gE0041KsUH— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 10, 2023
Reading re-sign Andy Carroll
2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣4️⃣#AndyStays pic.twitter.com/d5DtnGnYer— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) January 10, 2023
Besiktas approve Weghorst to Man Utd deal (Schira)
Besiktas have agreed to let Wout Weghorst leave for Manchester United after being assured they would receive compensation, reports Nicolo Schira.
Weghorst is currently on loan from Burnley, but Manchester United have pushed for that deal to be torn up so they can bring the striker to Old Trafford as soon as possible.
The latest report suggests the three parties are at the finish line and set to confirm the transfer.
Leicester make £30m Nico Gonzalez bid
#LCFC make a bid worth £30m to @acffiorentina for Nico #Gonzalez: situation ⤵️🦊https://t.co/TaXTcFK2FZ— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) January 10, 2023
Southampton to name new transfer director
Southampton pushing for Jason Wilcox to join the club as Director of Football — set to be agreed. ⚪️🔴 #SaintsFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2023
Man City Academy Director Wilcox credited with developing of Phil Foden, Lavia, Sancho, Palmer, Brahim, Edozie, Delap, Lewis, Wilson- Esbrand, Bynoe-Gittens, Macatee. pic.twitter.com/mgGnKzURO5
Real Madrid prioritise Alphonso Davies and Alejandro Grimaldo (Fichajes)
Real Madrid will prioritise left-backs Alphonso Davies and Alejandro Grimaldo in the transfer market as they get serious about finding a replacement for Ferland Mendy, claims Fichajes.
Bayern Munich star Davies would be the move with a higher potential payoff, the club believe, but they know Benfica's Grimaldo could be a more realistic target.
In any case, they will likely wait until the summer to spend big on the position.
Rotherham sign Sean Morrison
✍️ | 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗮𝗺 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱, 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻!— Rotherham United FC (@OfficialRUFC) January 10, 2023
The experienced defender joins the Millers on a deal until the end of the season to become Matt Taylor's first January signing.#rufc | #ForeverTogetherForeverProudhttps://t.co/wcIFu8T7A5 pic.twitter.com/S8gCAHUnUF