Dušan Vlahovic negotiations underway with Juventus

Viola Nation

For months, I’ve all dreaded the inevitable. Ever since it was announced in early October that Dušan Vlahovic would not renew, there was a fear that Vlahovic had his mind set on one goal: Juventus.

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Inside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Fall From Grace

CBS Sports

As Arsenal scrabble around for goals on the pitch and goal scorers off it, so the fall from grace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes harder to truly comprehend.

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Manchester United star Anthony Martial set for 6-month loan to Sevilla

Clutch Points

After Anthony Martial found himself struggling for opportunity at Manchester United, the Frenchman made clear his desire to leave the club on loan in order to get back on the pitch.

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Watford sack Claudio Ranieri after less than 4 months in charge

The Score

Claudio Ranieri's time as Watford manager ended Monday, as the Hornets dismissed the Italian after three-and-a-half months in charge, the club announced.

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Bayern Munich waiting on response from Niklas Süle regarding new deal

Bavarian Football Works

Bayern Munich could know shortly if it will need to hit the transfer market in the summer for a new center-back.

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David Ornstein: Dele left out of Spurs lineup ahead of possible loan

Cartilage Free Captain

We haven’t yet seen the starting lineup for Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today, but we already know one player who will not be on it.

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Eden Hazard Set To Stay at Real Madrid Despite Interest From EPL Clubs

Daily Mail

Eden Hazard is set to stay at Spanish giants Real Madrid after his manager confirmed he was in the club's plans for next season.

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MLS Training Camp Storylines: What does future hold for TFC’s Altidore, Soteldo?

Sportsnet

After a relatively short hiatus, MLS clubs returned to work this past week with the official kick-off of pre-season training camps.

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Manchester United Out of Erling Haaland Sweepstakes As Player Prefers Real Madrid Move

The Score

There's at least one club in Manchester that won't try to sign Erling Haaland next summer.

Manchester United have abandoned a possible pursuit of the highly coveted Borussia Dortmund star amid doubts over Haaland's interest in a transfer to Old Trafford, reports Mark Ogden of ESPN.

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Tottenham and Wolves Close to Agreeing to a Deal for Adama Traore

The Athletic

Adama Traore looks likely to depart Molineux this month with Wolves and Tottenham edging closer to agreeing a deal.

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Ousmane Dembele transfer value revealed as Chelsea could save £87m on Eden Hazard alternative

Football London

Chelsea could potentially save up to £87million on Ousmane Dembele if the Thomas Tuchel favourite was to complete a move to the European Champions before the January deadline.

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Manchester United to Help Paul Pogba Secure Dream Transfer to Real Madrid

Daily Star

Paul Pogba has told Manchester United he wants to join Real Madrid in the summer.

And United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has revealed he is even willing to put him in the shop window so the World Cup winner can secure his dream move to the Spanish giants.

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Barcelona Line Up Alexander Isak as Erling Haaland Alternative

90 Min

Barcelona are ready to move for Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak if they fail in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland this summer.

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Real Madrid’s £292m Deal For Erling Haaland Puts Liverpool Back in Pole Position for Kylian Mbappe

Four Four Two

Liverpool could well reignite their ambitious plan to bring Kylian Mbappe to Anfield, now that Real Madrid have stepped up their interest of Erling Haaland.

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Growing confidence in Kylian Mbappe extension at PSG amid Real Madrid’s hot pursuit

Clutch Points

There’s been a growing belief that PSG striker Kylian Mbappe will leave the French capital in June and join LaLiga giants Real Madrid, but the French club is now feeling positive over the possibility of Mbappe staying put.

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Man United’s Ralf Rangnick open to repairing Anthony Martial relationship

ESPN

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is open to the idea of rebuilding his relationship with Anthony Martial because the striker could yet remain at the club during the January transfer window, sources have told ESPN.

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Christian Eriksen transfer: Brentford could offer Dane a surprise Premier League return

CBS Sports

Christian Eriksen may return to Premier League action sooner than expected. The former Inter Milan player has become a target for Brentford this transfer window. 

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Real Madrid ready to go all in for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe

Marca.com

Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are the two most sough-after talents in world football at the moment, and their futures could be decided very soon. 

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Lothar Matthäus thinks Bayern Munich would suit Erling Haaland nicely

Bavarian Football Works

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland continued his assault on the Bundesliga on Friday by contributing a brace in BVB’s 5-1 victory over SC Freiburg. 

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Kylian Mbappe ‘In Talks’ With Paris Saint-Germain Over New Contract

Football 365

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is ‘in talks’ with the French club over a new contract, according to reports.

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Real Betis vs. Sevilla Abandoned After Player Struck By Metal Bar Thrown From Crowd

101 Great Goals

Disgraceful scenes plagued the showdown between Real Betis and Sevilla on Saturday, ultimately culminating in the clash being abandoned.

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Alphonso Davies sidelined for Bayern Munich with COVID-19 complications, could miss Canada-USMNT match

CBS Sports

Alphonso Davies has been in the middle of another stellar season for Bayern Munich but things are now on pause due to his recovery from Covid.

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MLS Next Pro Will Have No Salary Cap, Other Key Differences From MLS Structure

The Athletic

A new soccer league kicks off in North America this year, as MLS Next Pro looks to begin play in March.

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Manchester United Have Major Interest in Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele

Mirror

Ousmane Dembele is poised to leave Barcelona as a free agent this summer and complete a move to the Premier League.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Sets Sights on Playing Until Age 42

ESPN

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told ESPN Brasil that he is aiming to continue his footballing career until the age of 42.

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Borussia Dortmund Plan New Erling Haaland Contract Talks

Ghana Soccernet

Borussia Dortmund are planning to hold contract talks with striker Erling Haaland imminently as they look to get their talisman to sign a new deal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks About Giving Time To Interim Boss Ralf Rangnick to Implement Ideas

Sky Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo says it is not acceptable for Manchester United to be aiming for anything less than a top-three Premier League finish, and warned he is not at the club to compete for seventh place.

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Bayern Munich Has Made Contact with Mino Raiola for Erling Haaland

Bavarian Football Works

According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich has made contact with super-agent Mino Raiola over a potential move for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

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PSG Preparing to Target Cristiano Ronaldo in Sensational Transfer

The Sun

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly lining up a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo that would see him link up with rival Lionel Messi at the Parc des Princes.

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Man United’s Axel Tuanzebe left Aston Villa due to Steven Gerrard arrival – agent

ESPN

Axel Tuanzebe is aiming to help Napoli win the Serie A title for the first time in more than 30 years after leaving Aston Villa over concerns Steven Gerrard's history at Liverpool was affecting his chances of getting first team football at Villa Park, his agent Dimitri Tuanzebe told ESPN.

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Rangnick: Cavani wants to stay at Manchester United

Daily Mail

Edinson Cavani has told Ralf Rangnick that he wants to stay at Manchester United and help improve the team's fortunes.

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Chelsea ‘reluctant’ to commit beyond a loan to any new left backs

We Ain’t Got No History

Ahead of the weekend, Thomas Tuchel once gain confirmed that Chelsea are looking for solutions at left back in light of Ben Chilwell’s long-term injury, and that getting Emerson back from his loan at Olympique Lyonnais is “one of the options” primarily under consideration — though the initial reporting around that possibility hasn’t been too promising.

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Jose Mourinho slams Roma’s ‘psychological collapse’ after incredible Juventus comeback

Sporting News

Jose Mourinho blamed Roma's "psychological complex" for their epic collapse against Juventus on Sunday as the home side capitulated a 3-1 lead in the Italian capital, seeing Juventus win 4-3 on a Matias de Sciglio winner in the 77th minute.

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Confirmed: Kylian Mbappe Wants to Leave Paris Saint-German This Summer

Football Espana

Nasser Al-Attiyah, part of the family that owns Qatari side Al-Sadd and a cousin to the owners of Paris Saint-Germain, has admitted that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave PSG in an interview he recently conducted with Mundo Deportivo.

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Zinedine Zidane eyed by Paris Saint-Germain

Marca.com

Mauricio Pochettino is finding the exact same problem which Thomas Tuchel and Unai Emery did at Paris Saint-Germain, with the job proving a constant hot-seat and the French club now eyeing Zinedine Zidane.

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Cristiano Ronaldo considering Manchester United exit

Daily Star

Cristiano Ronaldo is considering his future at Manchester United while he waits to discover who the next permanent manager will be.

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Kylian Mbappe’s contract expiring: PSG forward free to sign pre-contract with any club as Real Madrid lie in wait

CBS Sports

Kylian Mbappe started 2022 in style with a hat-trick as current club Paris Saint-Germain eased past Vannes OC in the Coupe de France round of 32 on Monday but as has been the case for some time now, most talk about the French superstar focuses on his future rather than his present.

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Ed Woodward Will Leave Manchester United in April

Sky Sports

Richard Arnold will become Manchester United's chief executive on February 1, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward stepping down from his role before leaving the club in April.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal to consider suitable offers for striker with a January transfer not ruled out

Sky Sports

Arsenal will consider suitable offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a January exit not ruled out for the striker.

Aubameyang, who has joined up with Gabon ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, has been sidelined since being stripped of the captaincy last month after a disciplinary issue.

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22 Exciting Players To Keep An Eye Out For in 2022

The Score

Over the next 12 months, a fresh crop of footballers will establish themselves atop the men's game. Here, theScore looks at some talented youngsters – aged 21 and under – who are set to flourish in 2022, while deliberately excluding those who made our lists in previous years.

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Barcelona President Joan Laporta Makes Daring Claim on Signing Erling Haaland

Clutch Points

Despite the current financial crisis surrounding F.C. Barcelona, the team has made some bold claims regarding its plans for the summer transfer window. 

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4 Players Man. United should build around with when Cristiano Ronaldo leaves

Clutch Points

Cristiano Ronaldo may not be leaving soon but Manchester United has got to find the next focal point of the team’s offense.

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Tottenham still interested in Adama Traore

Cartilage Free Captain

One of the biggest “almost” transfer stories that emerged from Tottenham Hotspur’s camp during this past summer’s transfer window was Nuno Espirito Santo’s public pursuit of Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Adama Traore.

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PSG’s plan if Kylian Mbappe leaves for Real Madrid

Clutch Points

As Kylian Mbappe heads into the final six months of his current deal with PSG, it’s widely expected he will sign with Real Madrid in the summer. 

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Real Madrid not considering Antonio Rudiger signing, feel used by his agent

Managing Madrid

Real Madrid are not considering the signing of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and the club feel like Rudiger’s agent has been using them to gather more interest from other teams and therefore sign a better contract, according to a report published this Saturday on ABC by Tomas Gonzalez Martin.

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Fabio Paratici can complete three easy transfers to hand Antonio Conte his dream Tottenham squad

Football London

Antonio Conte is approaching his first transfer window as Spurs boss and will be looking to add to his squad to push for a place in European football next season.

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Bayern Munich will have competition for FC Dallas Justin Che

Bavarian Football Works

Given his previous experience in training at Bayern Munich, it has been widely assumed that FC Dallas defender Justin Che would eventually transfer to the Rekordmeister.

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Erling Haaland’s future ‘is set to be decided by FEBRUARY’, as Borussia Dortmund refuse to give up on him

Daily Mail

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland's future is reportedly set to be decided by the end of February at the latest.   

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Ousmane Dembele’s renewal is a soap opera Barcelona don’t need

Barca Blaugranes

As most of you reading this will be aware, I’ve been one of Ousmane Dembele’s fiercest critics in the past.

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Matthijs de Ligt has Bayern Munich, Chelsea on list of preferred destination should he leave Juventus

Bavarian Football Works

Juventus center-back Matthijs de Ligt has recently found his name in transfer rumor mill as The Old Lady is seeking ways to revamp its squad.

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Cesar Azpilicueta ‘very close’ to Barcelona move

Barca Blaugranes

Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement in principle to sign Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer from Chelsea at the end of the season.

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Juventus open talks with Sassuolo for Gianluca Scamacca

Black & White & Read All Over

The good thing about it being the last few days of 2021 is that we can put this calendar year to bed in a matter of hours.

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Kylian Mbappe: “Joining Real Madrid? My mind is focused on beating Real Madrid in February and March”

Managing Madrid

Kylian Mbappe was recently crowned the 2021 player of the year by Globe Soccer. The ceremony was held in Qatar and afterwards the Frenchman gave interviews to a number of outlets.

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Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe speak out against FIFA proposal

ESPN

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski have said they are not keen on FIFA's plan to hold the World Cup every two years amid growing concerns over player welfare.

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2 reasons why Erling Haaland is better for Real Madrid than Kylian Mbappe

Clutch Points

When Real Madrid is in transfer rumors, they are usually linked with the best of the best. It’s only natural and hardly surprising that both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe have recently been connected to the Spanish giants.

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City target Dusan Vlahovic’s demands for January transfer

Daily Star

Serbian hotshot Dusan Vlahovic is in danger of pricing himself out of a January move to the Premier League.

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2 ways Atletico Madrid can break out of their horrible form

Clutch Points

Atletico Madrid is seriously sliding in the La Liga rankings as of late. After an impressive run of form through the first period of the season, Los Colchoneros seemed to seriously slow down over the past few weeks.

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Spurs’ wishlist for a successful January transfer window

Cartilage Free Captain

With the January transfer window just about a week away, Antonio Conte is no doubt already assessing the Tottenham Hotspur squad and is ready to bring in new faces he feels he needs.

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Man City have already agreed four deals to fund Erling Haaland transfer fee in summer

Manchester Evening News

Pep Guardiola might not be planning to replace Ferran Torres in January, but his departure will only intensify the need to sign a new forward in the summer.

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As COVID-19 causes Premier League chaos, focus turns to convincing vaccine-hesitant players

ESPN

Steven Gerrard is worried, and so are his players. The Aston Villa manager is taking almost hourly bulletins on how badly his squad has been affected by positive COVID-19 cases and whether he will have enough players — 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper — to meet the minimum requirement to fulfil a Premier League fixture.

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s brutally honest take on Ferran Torres leaving for Barca

Clutch Points

After only joining Man City in 2020, winger Ferran Torres is already on his way back to Spain. Barcelona has reached an agreement with the Citizens to buy the youngster for a total of €65 million in January and by no surprise, Pep Guardiola was asked about the situation.

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Erling Haaland to Liverpool, Boubacar Kamara to Manchester United

NBC Sports

The latest transfer news is arriving all the time ahead of the January window, as Erling Haaland to Liverpool and Boubacar Kamara to Manchester United are just a couple of the juicy reports.

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A new hope? Niklas Süle might not have closed the door on Bayern Munich

Bavarian Football Works

Just yesterday, we saw a report stating that Süle is “as good as gone”, but now that aforementioned pendulum swinging between optimism and pessimism could be swinging slowly back to the optimistic side…well, at least ever so slightly per Abendzeitung reporter Maximilian Koch.

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