Lazio eye Cheddira as Immobile backup
Lazio are eyeing a move for Bari striker Walid Cheddira, Sky Sport in Italy reports.
The Serie A side are in the market for an attacker to act as backup for Ciro Immobile and see the Moroccan as the latest candidate.
Rabiot to leave Juventus in summer
Adrien Rabiot will depart Juventus at the end of the season.
The France midfielder's contract at the Bianconeri expires in the summer and Calciomercato reports he is set to turn down an offer to renew his deal.
Real Madrid to meet €72m Endrick asking price
Real Madrid are willing to meet Palmeiras' €72 million (£62m/$76m) asking price for 16-year-old starlet Endrick and will sign him in 2024, GOAL can confirm.
The European and Spanish champions will pay the transfer fee in instalments until the striker makes the transfer in July 2024 when he turns 18 and will be eligible to move abroad.
Sevilla raise Bono asking price amid World Cup heroics
Sevilla have upped their transfer fee demands for goalkeeper Bono because of his heroics for Morocco at the World Cup.
The 31-year-old was a hero for Morocco as they eliminated Spain from the World Cup in a penalty shootout and Fichajes says the Spanish side are now demanding upwards of €40 million for him and could possibly push for the €50m release clause in his contract.
Flick to stay on as Germany coach
Despite his team's catastrophic failure at the 2022 World Cup, Hansi Flick will stay on as Germany coach.
Die Mannschaft crashed out at the group stages of the tournament, the German Football Association (DFB) has said.
Arsenal & Barca join PSG in Estevao Willian chase
Arsenal, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all keeping track of Palmeiras youngster Estevao Willian, GOAL understands.
The 15-year-old has impressed in the Brazilian team's youth academy and has already been the subject of an offer from PSG which was rejected by Palmeiras. Since then, Arsenal and Barcelona have been in touch with his representatives.
Roma in advanced talks with Depay
Roma are making progress in their bid to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona.
Sport reports the Italian side are in advanced talks with his agent and are hopeful of landing him in January.
However, Roma want him for free and Barca are demanding around €2 million for him.
AC Milan to sign Sportiello from Atalanta
AC Milan will sign Marco Sportiello from Atalanta, Calciomercato reports.
The goalkeeper will move to San Siro next summer after his contract with the Bergamo side expires at the end of the season.
Real Madrid ready to break the bank for Gvardiol
Josko Gvardiol is having a phenomenal World Cup with Croatia and now has been linked with Real Madrid.
According to journalist Alfredo Pedullà from Sportitalia, Los Blancos are preparing an offer of €90m to test the resolve of RB Leipzig. He does not have a release clause in his contract and hence his valuation will be set by the Bundesliga club.
Spurs want Kessie from Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspur are keen to get the services of Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Sport.
The London-based club have already got in touch with the Catalan outfit for a potential loan-to-buy deal but they do not want to let go of the midfielder without signing a capable replacement.
Gakpo's transfer fee rises after impressive display with the Netherlands
Cody Gakpo's stock is on the rise after putting in impressive shifts in the World Cup. According to Foot Mercato, PSV will now demand £64.6million (€75million) for the Manchester United target.
It has been reported that the Red Devils are already in touch with Gakpo's camp and are confident that they can seal the move in the winter transfer window.
O'Neill reappointed as Northern Ireland manager
Michael O’Neill is the new manager of Northern Ireland after the 53-year-old signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the Irish Football Association.
"I am delighted to be the Northern Ireland senior men’s manager. I am excited to see what can be achieved with this group of players and can’t wait to be in front of the Green and White Army at the National Stadium once again," O'Neill said after taking charge.
Musiala set to sign new deal with Bayern
Jamal Musiala will be offered a new deal as confirmed by Bayern Munich's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. The youngster was the bright spark for Germany in a rather disappointing World Cup campaign and Bayern want to secure the services of the player for the long term.
"We told Jamal's mother and his management that we're very happy with Jamal. We want to sit down with them after the World Cup to talk about Jamal's further future at Bayern," he told Bild.
Premier League clubs lining up for Amrabat
Amrabat's agent Mohammed Sinouh tells me on Premier League links: "Of course, I get a lot of phone calls for Sofyan. The whole world has seen he's the best holding midfielder of the World Cup". 🇲🇦 #Qatar2022— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 7, 2022
"Sofyan is top professional, he's focused on World Cup with Morocco". pic.twitter.com/eMtwWKC0Jc
Liverpool favourites to land Bellingham
TRUE✅ Liverpool are favorites to sign Jude Bellingham (19) from @BVB next Summer. talks are more advanced than with Real Madrid. The Family of Bellingham prefers the Transfer to @LFC @SPORTBILD— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) December 7, 2022
FFP guidelines restricting Newcastle's transfer plans
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that the club will work "within guidelines" and might not go for any major signing in the January transfer window.
"My way to take the team to new heights is to improve through the training of the players we have," Howe said. "If we can’t get to a certain level, then we need to find that in the transfer market.
"Do we have the finances for that? I do not know. That might impact our options. It is a considerable outlay the club have to find and with FFP, I’m not sure that’s available to us. You have to work within the guidelines of the club," he stated.
The Magpies have already spent around £200m in the last couple of transfer windows.
Ronaldo dismisses reports of Saudi transfer
Cristiano Ronaldo has denied reports suggesting that he has a €400 million transfer agreement in place with Saudi outfit Al-Nassr.
"No, it isn't true,'' he replied to reporters when asked about the potential move post-match.
Read more here.
PSG not keen on Ronaldo
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has practically ruled out signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
"The three players that we have [Lionel] Messi, Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe, it's very difficult, but I wish him all the best. He's fantastic and he's still an amazing player," he stated.
Ronaldo is still a free agent after leaving Manchester United and Al Nassr have made an offer to sign him.
Real Madrid close to finalising Endrick deal
Real Madrid are closing in on Endrick deal. Negotiations are progressing to final stages on personal terms too. 🚨⚪️🇧🇷 #RealMadrid— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 6, 2022
Talks are very advanced with Palmeiras on €60m fee plus taxes. Been told full package will be €72m.
Real want to seal & sign the deal very soon. pic.twitter.com/kIpPptR6ec
Crew confirm new manager
Bienvenue Wilfried Nancy.— The Crew (@ColumbusCrew) December 6, 2022
The Crew names Nancy as the eighth full-time coach in Club history.#Crew96 | #VamosColumbushttps://t.co/b5igR5pF2w
Union announce Perea addition
Philadelphia Union have acquired midfielder Andres Perea from @OrlandoCitySC.— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) December 6, 2022
Welcome to Philly, @andresperea06!
📝 https://t.co/Pvkd5aKycZ#DOOP pic.twitter.com/YIUs6H3Ep2
PSG tracking Portugal hero Ramos
The first hat-trick of this World Cup: Gonçalo Ramos ⭐️🇵🇹 #Qatar2022— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 6, 2022
He was close to joining PSG during the summer, always been in the list — now his price will be way higher. pic.twitter.com/qqT4a4S4kY
Hansi Flick's future with Germany in doubt (Schira)
Amid reports that ex-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is eyeing the German national team job, Nicolo Schira says that current boss Hansi Flick's role with the organisation is in doubt.
Germany could move in a new direction after their World Cup failure, and it would be a sudden turn considering Flick is not far removed from his successful stint at Bayern Munich.
Barcelona could sell Kessie to Tottenham (SPORT)
Barcelona are ready to rid themselves of midfielder Franck Kessie less than a year into his spell at Camp Nou, SPORT claims, and Tottenham have been identified as a possible landing spot for the former AC Milan player.
Kessie has made just two La Liga starts this season after joining Barcelona over the summer.
While he is said to prefer a prolonged stay with the club, the feeling may not be mutual.