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Josko Gvardiol Croatia 2022 World Cup

Besiktas consider cancelling Dele Alli's contract


Dele Alli joined Besiktas on a season-long loan from Everton in the summer, but BBC Sport are reporting that the Turkish club are considering terminating his contract after just five months.

The 26-year-old's poor form in England has continued into Turkey, having played just nine games and scoring two goals in 2022-23. Alli was even booed by his own supporters as he was substituted in Besiktas' 4-2 comeback win in the Turkish Cup against third tier Sanliurfaspor in December.

Wanyama extends Montreal contract


Former Tottenham and Southampton midfielder has signed a new two-year deal with MLS side CF Montreal, the club have confirmed.

“We are glad to have concluded a new deal with Victor and that he remains with us,” said Vice-President and Chief Sporting Officer, Olivier Renard. “During the last three seasons, he has been an important player on the field and in the locker room. His personality, his experience, and his qualities as a player will notably help us with the stability of the group for the season to come.”

Porro top of Tottenham's shortlist


Chelsea have no intention of selling Colwill


Levi Colwill joined Brighton on loan from Chelsea in the summer, but journalist Simon Phillips has revealed that the 19-year-old is a big part of Graham Potter's plans going forward, with the Blues not likely to even consider another loan move for the centre-back next term.

"I’m told that Levi’s still in the plans of Chelsea," Phillips told GiveMeSport. "Obviously, they’ve got this big emphasis on young players and building for the future, and with Colwill being young, Chelsea want him in the squad. He’s one they have no plans on selling or loaning again. They want him to stay at Brighton for this season to develop because he still needs to develop.”

Ajax confirm signing of Rulli from Villarreal


Connolly joins Hull on loan from Brighton


Southampton sign Orsic from Dinamo Zagreb


Rosario Central confirm Di Maria talks


Angel Di Maria could be on the way back to Argentina to join Rosario Central.

The coach of the Argentine side confirmed talks with the club, saying: "We're in contact with Di Maria. If he comes, we'll have to find a competitive team for him. Sooner or later he'll come back, I'm sure."

Angel Di Maria Argentina 2022 World Cup

Arsenal Women sign Pelova from Ajax


Arsenal have announced the signing of Victoria Pelova from Ajax.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been a key figure for Ajax and Netherlands in recent years.

Aston Villa join Barca and Real Madrid in for €30m Moleiro


Barcelona and Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Las Palmas' rising star Alberto Moleiro, according to AS.

The Spanish sides hope to lure him away from the La Liga 2 team but may have to pay his €30 million release clause, while Aston Villa are also said to be in for him.

Aouar offered to Roma and AC Milan


Houssem Aouar could be playing in Serie A next season.

Calciomercato reports that the midfielder can leave Lyon in a free transfer at the end of the season and has been offered to AC Milan and Roma.

However, Real Betis are also interested in signing him.

Leipzig director says 'zero interest to sell' Gvardiol


Chelsea join Man Utd in Thuram race


Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, according to FootMercato.

The 25-year-old France international has entered the final six months of his contract in Germany and is due to become a free agent in the summer. He could be available for a fee of just €15 million (£13m/$16m).

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Marcus Thuram France 2022 World Cup

Madrid ready to break the bank for Gvardiol


Real Madrid have held two meetings with RB Leipzig in the last 15 days and are ready to pay €120m for the Croatian centre-back, according to Alfredo Pedulla.

The payment will be made in two instalments including bonuses. The defender will earn an assured €6m plus bonuses per season. Chelsea and Manchester City are also in the race to sign the player but it has been reported that Gvardiol prefers Madrid and is ready to earn less to secure a move to the Spanish capital.

Josko Gvardiol

Bayern confirm Sommer interest


Howe outlines Newcastle's January transfer plans


Eddie Howe has confirmed that Newcastle United would be active in the transfer window as they Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Targett have been ruled out due to injuries.

"We have the two injuries at the moment to Jonjo (Shelvey) and Matt Targett. Those injuries were a huge blow for us to take two quality players out of squad that’s not hugely deep in terms of numbers.

"That’s why the transfer talk is interesting from our perspective because I think it will be injury-related. What will dictate what we do transfer-wise will be the injury list, not so much the games," he stated before facing Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

Middlesbrough announce Archer loan from Villa


Forest and Southampton interested in Holgate


Nottingham Forest and Southampton are ready to fight for Everton's Mason Holgate to strengthen their defence, according to Sky Sports.

He hasn't featured in a Premier League game under Frank Lampard since August as he is far below the pecking order and will likely get a move away from Goodison Park.

Mason Holgate - Leicester City v Everton : 2022

Chelsea-target Fernandez to be kept out of matchday squad by Benfica


Arsenal might move for Rice in the summer


Arsenal are eyeing a shock move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.

Rice is valued at £88m and the Gunners join the race to sign the midfielder after getting a green light from Mikel Arteta. His contract will end in 2024 and is likely to move next summer. He is being also pursued by the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea.

Napoli submit opening bid for Ounahi


Barcelona set sight on Frankfurt's N'Dicka


Barcelona are interested in a move for Evan N’Dicka of Eintracht Frankfurt to shore up their defences, according to  Fichajes.

The 23-year-old's contract is set to expire in June 2023 and he is not ready to renew as he wants to join a bigger club. He could be signed as a free agent in the summer.

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Ramos could make sensational return to Spain


Sergio Ramos could return to Spain to sign for Sevilla after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires, according to Fichajes.

However, the defender needs to take a pay cut if he chooses to return to his old stomping ground. It has also been reported that Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club Al-Nassr is also interested to get his services.

Sergio Ramos était à la reprise de l'entraînement ce mercredi matin.
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Madrid ready to pay €110m + €30m in variables for Bellingham


Real Madrid will not enter a bidding war and have pledged €110m as a fixed fee with €30m additional in variables to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, according to Marca.

It has also been reported that the player is also inclined to sign for the La Liga outfit which gives them the edge over Liverpool and others.

Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund 22/23

United complete the signing of Butland


Leicester to splash out €20m on Ouattara


Leicester City are ready to splash out €20 million to bring in Dango Ouattara from French side Lorient.

Get French Football News reports the forward has caught the eye of the Foxes after an impressive breakout season that has brought the 20-year-old five goals and five assists already.

Chelsea hold positive Mudryk talks


Chelsea are hopeful of beating Arsenal to Mykhailo Mudryk after holding positive talks with Shakhtar, as reported by The Guardian.

The Blues have met officials from the club this week and believes an offer of £60m plus £20m in add-ons will secure the deal.

Man Utd pushing for Joao Felix loan


Manchester United are pushing to take Joao Felix on loan from Atletico for the rest of the season.

Relevo report the Red Devils are willing to offer a loan fee of €4 million and will take on Felix's salary for the rest of the campaign.

However, Atletico want around three times that amount and are not ruling out the possibility of Felix staying on at the club.

PSG put Neymar up for sale (Fichajes)


Paris Saint-Germain have put Neymar up for sale and are willing to listen to offers for the Brazilian's services, according to Fichajes.

The French club have lowered their price to just €50 million, the report says, which could attract interest from Premier League clubs such as Newcastle, Chelsea, and Manchester City.

Neymar PSG 2022-23
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Man Utd want Monaco defender Axel Disasi


Manchester United are interested in signing Monaco defender Axel Disasi in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils have begun initial negotiations over a move, although Premier League rivals Tottenham and West Ham are also keen on the France international.

Axel Disasi, SCO Angers, AS Monaco, Ligue 1,  1-12-2021
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