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Bayern & Barca-linked Adeyemi explains Chelsea snub

29 minutes ago 21:16

Red Bull Salzburg starlet Karim Adeyemi says he wants to play for a club that can win the Champions League, but he rejected Chelsea in the past because the move came too soon.

Adeyemi, now 18, has been linked with a move away from Salzburg, the finishing school where Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane among others have polished their skills.

For now, the youngster says he is fully focused on his goals with Salzburg, but he has lofty ambitions for the future. Bayern Munich and Barcelona are among the clubs to have been linked with a move.

Read the full story on Goal.

Atletico to reignite interest in Lacazette

2 hours ago 19:00

Atletico Madrid are set to re-ignite their interest in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette – according to AS.

The current La Liga leaders were heavily linked with the 29-year-old last summer but a final deal never came to fruition.

However, Atletico are now planning to step up their pursuit of Lacazette, whose current contract at Arsenal is due to expire in 2022.

Leverkusen’s Bailey wants Premier League move

3 hours ago 18:30

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey wants to secure a move to the Premier League – according to BILD.

The 23-year-old, who has been linked with Manchester United in the past, is working with English agency Unique Sports Management to try and push a transfer over the line in 2021.

Bailey has scored four goals and laid on four assists in 15 Bundesligaappearances for Leverkusen this season.

Brighton recall Karbownik

3 hours ago 18:00

Bayern urged to sign Upamecano

4 hours ago 17:30

Markus Babbel has urged Bayern Munich to sign Dayot Upamecano to solve the defensive problems that have undermined their 2020-21 campaign so far.

Hansi Flick guided Bayern to their sixth Champions League title last season, while also delivering a ninth successive Bundesliga crown and record-extending 20th DFB-Pokal triumph.

The German champions were dominant on both domestic and continental fronts, with a combination of ruthless attacking play and a solid defensive foundation underpinning their success.

Read the full story on Goal.

Mandzukic’s Milan contract details revealed

4 hours ago 17:00

Mario Mandzukic will join AC Milan on a six-month contract worth €1.8 million, according to Tancredi Palmeri.

If Milan qualify for the Champions League, another year’s contract will be activated, worth €3.5m.

Marseille negotiating with Napoli for Milik

5 hours ago 16:40

Marseille are in negotiations with Napoli to sign forward Arkadiusz Milik, Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has confirmed.

Fabrizio Romano reports the most recent bid is a loan deal with an obligation to buy for €8 million (£7m/$10m) plus a further €3m in add-ons.

USMNT international Morris heading to Swansea

5 hours ago 16:20

Championship side Swansea have agreed a deal to sign American international forward Jordan Morris on loan from the Seattle Sounders, reports The Athletic.

Subject to paperwork being finalised, Morris is expected to arrive in Wales in the coming week.

Cagliari sign Ghana midfielder Duncan

5 hours ago 16:00

Cagliari have signed Ghana midfielder Alfred Duncan on loan from Fiorentina, with an option to buy.

Huntelaar to join Schalke’s relegation fight

6 hours ago 15:30

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has decided to return to Schalke to help his former side’s fight against Bundesliga relegation, reports Bild.

The 37-year-old, currently at Ajax, scored more than 120 goals for Schalke between 2010 and 2017.

Schalke are bottom of the Bundesliga, seven points from safety with just one win from their 15 games so far.

West Ham frustrated in striker search

6 hours ago 15:00

David Moyes is frustrated at West Ham’s unsuccessful search for a new striker in the January transfer window.

“We’ve already made big inquiries and offers for players at clubs, which have not been accepted or obviously we would have signed somebody,” he said.

“It is not as if we are not trying to that, we have tried. But I need to get players who I think can make a difference and I want it to be someone who I think can help us.

“If I don’t then I might need to look short-term, just to get me through to get me another player, but if not then I will use the young players or I will have to try and use someone else from the squad and see how we can do it.”

The Hammers are light in attack with Sebastien Haller having left for Ajax.

Inter delay Hakimi payment to Real Madrid

7 hours ago 14:30

Inter are yet to pay the first instalment of Achraf Hakimi’s €40 million (£36m/$45m) transfer fee to Real Madrid, reports CalcioMercato.

President Steven Zhang is reportedly looking to sell the club – a claim which Zhang has denied – due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

The first payment had been scheduled for December but it is reported the clubs agreed to delay the instalment until March.

Lamptey signs new Brighton contract

7 hours ago 14:02

NYCFC to sign €10m Argentina international Cervi

7 hours ago 14:00

New York City FC are close to signing Franco Cervi from Benfica, claims Record.

The 26-year-old winger, who has played four times for Argentina, is expected to cost at least $10 million (£7m).

Milan close to Mandzukic & Tomori double swoop

8 hours ago 13:30

AC Milan are close to securing moves for both Mario Mandzukic and Fikayo Tomori, according to Italian journalist Antonio Vitiello.

Mandzukic is available on a free transfer while Tomori is likely to move on a loan-to-buy deal from Chelsea.

Blades-linked White set for move

8 hours ago 13:00

Preston North End defender Ben White may have played his last game for the club amid links to Sheffield United and Celtic, says Preston boss Alex Neil.

“Ben would have been fit to be in the squad today but we’ve signed some new lads who need to get minutes now,” Neil told Preston’s website.

“He’s made it clear to us his future doesn’t lie here come the end of the season so I need to give the other lads game time.”

Solskjaer: Diallo settling in well

9 hours ago 12:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says new signing Amad Diallo is settling in well since his move from Atalanta.

“Amad has looked really comfortable and he’s settled in really well in training,” Solskjaer told United’s official website.

“It shows how technically adept he is and, of course, we’ll give him time to settle and adjust, but hopefully we can see him on the pitch in not too long. He’s definitely done well in training.”

Milan to make final call on Mandzukic

9 hours ago 12:00

AC Milan could decide on Sunday whether or not to go ahead with a move for Mario Mandzukic, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 34-year-old is a free agent and would provide a rotation option for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Milan are keen not to upset the dynamics of a harmonious group as they continue their title challenge.

No offers for Rice – Moyes

10 hours ago 11:30

West Ham boss David Moyes says the club have received no offers from Manchester United or Chelsea for Declan Rice.

“They’re not true, we’ve had no contact from either of those clubs regarding Declan and we wouldn’t want any anyway,” Moyes told Amazon Prime.

“He’s doing great for us, he’s a big leader now, he’s taken a lot of the weight off Mark Noble. He’s turning out to be a really good player but also a really good boy and good around the club.”

Villas-Boas confirms English interest in Sanson

10 hours ago 11:00

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed Premier League interest in midfielder Morgan Sanson, who has been linked with Aston Villa and West Ham.

Read what he had to say here on Goal!

West Brom eye Diagne over Belfodil

11 hours ago 10:30

West Brom are considering a deal to sign Mbaye Diagne on loan from Galatasaray, reports the Daily Mail.

The Senegal international has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances this season.

The Baggies had been interested in Hoffenheim forward Ishak Belfodil but the deal fell through.

Madrid want Ramos to take pay cut

11 hours ago 10:11

Real Madrid want Sergio Ramos to take a pay cut in order to remain at the club, according to ABC.

It is reported Florentino Perez wants his captain to sign a one-year contract extension with a 10 per cent reduction to his current wages.

Ramos is said to want a two-year deal on the same wages as his current contract, but he is keen to stay in Madrid.

Giampaolo faces Torino sack

13 hours ago 08:00

Marco Giampaolo will meet with Torino directors to determine his future, Calciomercato.it reports.

Torino’s goalless draw with Spezia only increased the pressure on the coach and he is in danger of losing his job.

Nakajima leaves Porto for Al-Ain

14 hours ago 07:00

Shoya Nakajima has joined Al-Ain on loan from Porto.

The 26-year-old Japan international joined the Portuguese side from Qatari side Al-Duhail in 2019 and made nine appearances this season.

But he will spend the rest of the season on loan in United Arab Emirates.

Everton turned off by King’s wage demands

15 hours ago 06:00

Everton could back out of talks with Bournemouth defender Josh King because of his wage demands.

The Toffees are eager to sign the 29-year-old, but The Sun reports he is asking for £120,000 per week, which is too much for Everton.

Dortmund land Ajax youngster

16 hours ago 05:00

Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Julian Rijkhoff from AjaxDe Telegraaf reports.

The 15-year-old will sign a three-year contract with the German giants when he turns 16 on January 25.

Fulham told to pay £15m to keep Lookman

17 hours ago 04:36

RB Leipzig are demanding £15 million ($20m) for Ademola Lookman, The Sun claims.

The winger has impressed on loan at Fulham but the Craven Cottage side will have to pay a big price to keep him on a permanent basis.

Man City to offer Aguero extension if he accepts wage drop

19 hours ago 02:38

Sergio Aguero could extend his contract with Manchester City.

The Premier League side are still in the market for a long-term replacement for the Argentine, but they are open to giving him a 12-month extension, says The Daily Star.

But Aguero will have to take a significant pay cut if he is to remain at the club.

Napoli drop Thauvin pursuit

19 hours ago 02:32

Napoli have decided against making an offer for Marseille star Florian Thauvin.Il Mattino reports that the Seire A side have dropped their interest because the France international’s wage demands are too high. 

Man City eye Haaland and Lukaku as Guardiola gets £200m to spend

19 hours ago 02:30

Benfica star Nunez also on list of targets

Pep Guardiola will be given control of Manchester City’s investment in the squad this summer.

The Telegraph reports the coach will be given £200 million to spend on new players in the next transfer window.

City have already signed new centre-backs recently and will look to strengthen in other areas in the summer, with Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku on their list of potential targets.They are also eyeing Benfica star Darwin Nunez.  

Juventus plot summer bid for Pogba

19 hours ago 02:25

Red Devils won’t let midfielder leave this season

Juventus will make a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Calciomercato reports.

The France international’s agent said last month that he is unhappy at the club and wants to leave, but the Red Devils will not let him go during the season.

Juve are determined to bring him back, however, and will make a move at the end of the season.