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No Chelsea-AC Milan talk over Ziyech


There are no talks between Chelsea and AC Milan over a potential transfer of Hakim Ziyech.

Since falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, the Moroccan forward has been linked with a move away.

Talks about his future are expected to resume after the World Cup finals.

The former Ajax forward has been an inspirational figure for Morocco, who have already qualified for the semi-finals.

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Iwobi to sign Everton extension deal


Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi is expected to sign a new long-term deal with Everton.

Negotiations between the club and Iwobi are said to be going well and will culminate in a longer deal for the Super Eagle.

Although Everton have not had a good start to the current season, Iwobi has shown individual brilliance for the team.

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Barcelona confirm stand on Kessie


Barcelona director Jordan Cruyff has said they are not willing to sell Ivory Coast star Franck Kessie.

Kessie has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, but Cruyff’s stance shows that the Ivorian will not be released, although he has yet to settle in since signing from AC Milan.

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PSG and Monaco show interest in Zaha


French clubs PSG and Monaco have reportedly shown interest in Ivory Coast and Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha’s contract at Selhurst Park will end in 2023, which has sparked intense interest from clubs including Marseille.

Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are also said to be monitoring Zaha’s situation at the Premier League club.

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Spurs dangle Kudus deal to entice Conte


Tottenham Hotspur are said to be willing to sign Mohammed Kudus in order to convince Antonio Conte to stay.

Spurs are ready to approach the Ghanaian – currently with Ajax – to move to North London in order to persuade the manager to sign a long-term contract.

The 22-year-old, who scored two goals in the World Cup finals for Ghana, has also been linked with Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Arsenal keen to recall Balogun


According to Daily Cannon, Arsenal are exploring options to recall Folarin Balogun from a loan spell with Stade de Reims.

The Nigerian prospect who has so far scored eight times in Ligue 1, is seen as a perfect replacement for the injured Gabriel Jesus.

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Man United keen to sign Osimhen


According to Transfer Rumours, Manchester United are looking to sign a striker in January and Victor Osimhen is one of those being targeted.

The 23-year-old Nigeria international has been in great form for Napoli in Serie A and it is being reported Erik ten Hag is targeting the Super Eagle or AC Milan’s Rafael Leao.

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Udinese renews Success deal


Udinese have extended the contract of Nigeria international Isaac Success until June 30, 2024.

The Serie A outfit made the announced on their official website page. "Udinese is pleased to announce the renewal of Isaac Success 's contract.

"The club has extended the contract with the Nigerian forward until June 30, 2024. Isaac and Udinese thus continue their adventure, already full of satisfactions so far, towards new goals to be achieved together."

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Juventus & Roma in race for Zaha


According to TuttoJuve, Juventus and AS Roma have entered the fray to sign winger Wilfried Zaha from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

The 30-year-old Ivory Coast international is also a target for Arsenal and Barcelona.

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AC Milan to go for Ziyech


According to Gazzetta dello Sport as reported by SB Nation, AC Milan have agreed to table a €20m move for Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech in January.

The Morocco international has struggled for play time in Chelsea managing just two starts in nine appearances in the Premier League.

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Man Utd and Liverpool keen on Osimhen


Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly keen to sign Nigeria star Victor Osimhen.

The Napoli star is in sensational form despite recovering from an injury recently. He has scored nine Serie A goals and provided two assists as Napoli top the league table.

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Bayern initiate talks on Choupo-Moting new deal


Bayern Munich sports director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed they have initiated talks to extend Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's contract.

"I've contacted his agent," Salihamidzic is quoted as saying.

"We'll meet at some point and talk about it. Now we have a bit of time, and we're trying to find a solution. I hope that's possible."

The Cameroonian, who is one of Bayern’s top performers this season, has his current contract running until June 2023.

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Sarr not keen to extend Watford stay


Senegal forward Ismailia Sarr is not keen to extend his stay with Championship side Watford.

With Sarr’s contract with Watford ending in 2024, it means he will enter the final year of his deal next summer.

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Bayern Munich offer Choupo-Moting increased salary


Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have reportedly offered Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting an increased salary.

In an attempt to keep the in-form Cameroonian amid the Manchester United links, Bayern are said to have tabled an improved offer.

Choupo-Moting’s current contract is set to expire next summer.