Friday, January 05, 2018

All the very latest football news and transfer gossip across Europe!

With the January transfer window in full swing, there is plenty of transfer talk and a few deals have been done! Many clubs across Europe are doing their best to strengthen their squads as the second half of the season gets underway. Some clubs are trying to push on in an attempt to lift some silverware, others to consolidate their current situation, and needless to say their are plenty of clubs busy looking to bring in new personnel as they attempt to save their seasons!

Here is a round up of all the latest football news/gossip across Europe today, which includes the likes of: Arsenal, Everton, Besiktas, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Ross Barkley, Philippe Coutinho, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emre Can, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, Harry Kane, Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Wilshere, Manchester United, PSG, Tottenham, Marseille, Juan Mata, Thibaut Courtois, Arturo Vidal, Andy Carroll, Lille, Celtic, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Ipswich Town and Bradford City to name but a few!

Chelsea want Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to replace Antonio Conte as head coach at the end of the season - The Times

Barcelona are prepared to spend £140m to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. The Brazilian is believed to have told the Reds that he does not want to play for them again this season - Daily Telegraph and The Times

Cenk Tosun will undergo a medical at Everton on Friday morning ahead of his move from Besiktas. Everton will pay £27m for the 26-year-old striker and the club are keen to finalise the deal before the end of today -

There have been talks between Everton and Chelsea over the sale of midfielder Ross Barkley and the two clubs are close to reaching a deal – but that no fee has been agreed with some news outlets reporting that the player is undergoing a medical -

Manchester City are willing to pay €60m to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. It is believed City boss Pep Guardiola is on the hunt for a new centre back and Umtiti is on his shortlist - L’Equipe (French nationwide daily newspaper devoted to sport)

Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, 25, is close to signing a new Chelsea contract after the club offered him a deal in excess of £200,000 a week, to become the best paid goalkeeper in the world - Daily Telegraph

Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery has opened the door for Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25, and France winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 30, to leave the club in January - L'Equipe (French nationwide daily newspaper devoted to sport)

Manager Arsene Wenger says signing Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is "not a possibility" for Arsenal -

Marseille are interested in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere but the 26-year-old wants to remain with the Gunners - Daily Mail

Inter Milan and AC Milan are both keen on Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele. The Belgium international turns 31 this year and has entered the last 18 months of his contract -

Manchester United have triggered year-long contract extensions with Spanish midfielders Juan Mata, 29, and Ander Herrera, 28, England left-back Ashley Young, 32, and Dutch defender Daley Blind, 27 - Daily Mirror

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 30, is desperate to leave the club and hopes Real Madrid may be interested - Mundo Deportivo (Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona)

Tottenham are poised to offer improved new contracts to England striker Harry Kane, 24, and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 28 - The Independent

Emre Can has reached an agreement to join Juventus this summer. Liverpool are trying to persuade the Germany international to stay, but Can has opted for a move to Serie A, where Juventus have offered the 23-year-old £85,000 a week. The midfielder is out of contract this summer and is free to negotiate with overseas clubs - Sky Italy ( and The Guardian

Chris Hughton has "categorically" dismissed rumours of a Brighton bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele -

Manchester City remain interested in West Brom's Jonny Evans. The Premier League leaders had a bid rejected for the defender in the summer -

West Brom boss Alan Pardew has been told he must sell players before he can buy any in the transfer window - The Times

Crystal Palace have bid for Lille central defender Ibrahim Amadou, 24 - The Sun

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is facing the media ahead of Monday's FA Cup tie with Brighton and he's fired a warning to any Wilfried Zaha suitors. "It's not a case of me expecting or not expecting offers for Wilf Zaha, all I've said is I can understand him catching the eye. We have no interest in selling him, so I'd advise those thinking of making offers to not waste the price of a phone call." -

Manchester United desperately want Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, but are being frustrated by the Italian club's reluctance to sell the 26-year-old - Daily Express

Sources close to Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri have said Everton are one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in the player -

Andy Carroll who came on as a late substitute for West Ham against Spurs on Thursday night has been linked with a move away from the club. One of his suitors is reportedly Chelsea, who want him as backup for Alvaro Morata. -, The Sun and Daily Mail

Chelsea have offered Arturo Vidal a four-year contract worth £13.4million per season to leave Bayern Munich - Daily Star

Sheffield Wednesday are in talks with Dutch coach Jos Luhukay to replace Carlos Carvalhal as manager - The Sun and Yorkshire Post

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has issued a hands-off warning to West Ham over star defender Lewis Dunk, but winger Jamie Murphy is joining Rangers in a £1m deal - Daily Star

Liverpool could be in the driving seat to sign Leon Goretzka after relations between Schalke and Bayern Munich took a turn for the worse - Daily Express

Watford are ready to sell captain Troy Deeney and want to replace him with Bournemouth's Benik Afobe - Daily Mail

Bournemouth are yet to receive any bids for Benik Afobe and they have no interest in selling the striker -

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Watford's captain Troy Deeney, 29 - Northern Echo

Ryan Bertrand hopes to quit Southampton this month, putting Man City on high alert - The Sun

There is interest from West Ham in the Swansea defender Alfie Mawson, but the Swans are yet to receive any approach for the player -

Newcastle and Burnley are interested in signing Spanish midfielder Jonathan Viera, 28, from Las Palmas - Daily Telegraph

Leeds United are in talks to sign Club Brugge left-back Laurens De Bock -

Ipswich striker David McGoldrick is wanted by Cardiff to boost their Premier League push - The Sun

Sunderland are close to signing 18-year-old Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a loan deal - Daily Star

QPR have this afternoon completed the signing of Deshane Dalling following his release from Huddersfield -

Celtic and Scotland international Kieran Tierney, 20, has been included on a shortlist of left-backs Manchester United are considering to strengthen their defence, along with Fulham's English youngster Ryan Sessegnon - Daily Record

Alternatively Paris St-Germain will rival Tottenham for the signature of £30m-rated Sessegnon - Daily Mirror

Besiktas are interested in Leicester and Algeria striker Islam Slimani - Leicester Mercury

Norwich City are interested in Nottingham Forest's Jorge Grant. The 23-year-old has scored 16 goals on loan at Notts County this season to attract the Canaries -

Hearts midfielder Jamie Walker is undergoing a medical at Wigan Athletic following talks over the past week -

Northampton Town have signed Manchester City defender Shay Facey for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month contract -

Bradford City have confirmed the League One club have made a "substantial" bid to sign Ipswich Town striker Kieffer Moore -

Shrewsbury Town have secured the loan signing of 20-year-old Max Lowe from Derby County until the end of the season -

Doncaster Rovers have extended the loan of Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton until the end of the season -

Yeovil Town have completed the signing of defender Corey Whelan from Liverpool on a six-month loan deal, subject to clearance -

Port Vale have announced Ben Whitfield will remain at the club on loan from Premier League side Bournemouth until the end of the season -

Accrington Stanley have signed on-loan midfielder Callum Johnson on a permanent deal from Middlesbrough -

Cheltenham Town have completed the signing of former Bolton and Wigan forward Sanmi Odelusi from Colchester on a deal until the end of the season -

Cheltenham Town have also extended the loan deals of Bristol City pair Taylor Moore and Joe Morrell until the end of the season -