January transfer news & rumours: Neymar wants Madrid move with Griezmann & Hazard

Neymar wants Madrid move with Griezmann & Hazard

Neymar is willing to sign with Real Madrid if Los Blancos also make moves for Antoine Griezmann and Eden Hazard, according to Diario Gol.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has reportedly made it clear he does not want to play with Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi, who have been linked to Madrid as well.

But the potential of linking up with Griezmann and Hazard is enough to tempt Neymar to return to Spain and join Barcelona’s arch-rivals, with the Brazilian said to be uncomfortable in the PSG dressing room.

Arsenal & Spurs in Lucas Moura bidding war

Lucas Moura PSG

Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in a bidding war for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to the Daily Express.

The 25-year-old, who has been limited to just 72 minutes in Ligue 1 action this season, is valued at around £35 million

Chelsea reach agreement for Dzeko & Emerson

Edin Dzeko Roma 2017

Chelsea and Roma have come to an agreement over the transfer of Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri, Goal understands.

The deal, which will see Roma reportedly land €50 million for the two players plus another €10m in incentives, will be finalised upon the Blues’ completion of personal terms with Dzeko.

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Hazard having second thoughts about Madrid move

Eden Hazard Chelsea

Eden Hazard regrets coming to a verbal agreement with Zinedine Zidane to join Real Madrid, claims Don Balon.

The Chelsea star reportedly has grown concerned by Los Blancos’ erratic form in La Liga this season, leading him to have second thoughts about fulfilling his long-time dream of playing for Madrid.

Sturridge to snub Serie A for Valencia

HD Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is not interested in a move to Serie A, TuttoMercato reports.

Inter and Roma are said to have been monitoring the England international, but Sturridge has informed Liverpool that he’d prefer to sign with Valencia.

Diarra set to sign for PSG

Lassana Diarra Marseille Ligue 1

Al Jazira midfielder Lassana Diarra is set to sign an 18-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain, according to L’Equipe.

The 32-year-old journeyman, who previously has played for clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid, reportedly passed his medical on Monday.

Newcastle working on Gameiro deal

Kévin Gameiro

Newcastle are working on a deal to sign Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro, the Daily Express reports.

Manager Rafa Benitez has apparently been given the green light to spend big this transfer window, and the Magpies plan on pushing those resources toward the £16 million-rated Frenchman.

Man City could pay Laporte release clause

Aymeric Laporte Athletic Club

Manchester City are considering meeting the £60 million release clause for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to the Sun.

Pep Guardiola is a long-time fan of the 23-year-old French centre-back, who reportedly has also drawn interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Nainggolan close to Guangzhou Evergrande move

Nainggolan Roma Serie A

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan is closing in on a loan move to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, according to the Information Times.

A Chelsea and Manchester United target last summer, the Belgium international is expected to earn €12 million a year and also receive a €20m signing-on fee, with his agent banking €10m.

Roma could replace Dzeko with Sturridge

HD Daniel Sturridge

Roma could replace Chelsea-bound striker Edin Dzeko with Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, according to the Daily Star.

Liverpool reportedly want the England striker to complete a £35 million permanent move following an initial loan spell, and Roma could fit the bill if Dzeko’s move to Stamford Bridge goes through.

Wenger: January window ‘more disturbing than ever’

Arsene Wenger Arsenal Southampton

Arsene Wenger is pleased to have replaced Alexis Sanchez with another ‘world-class’ player in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but admits the January tranfer window has been ‘more disturbing than ever’.

Arsenal allowed Sanchez to join Manchester United on Monday to avoid losing the Chile international on a free transfer when his contract expired at the end of the season.

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Newcastle to secure Kenedy loan

Kenedy Chelsea

Newcastle are poised to confirm the loan of Chelsea winger Kenedy in the next 24 hours, claims the Daily Mail.

The Blues are said to be on the verge of signing Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri, giving Antonio Conte sufficient cover to let Kenedy depart in exchange for a loan fee.

Alexis: I need to feel loved

Hector Bellerin Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez says a desire to feel “important and loved” was behind his move to Manchester United from Arsenal.

The long-anticipated swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head in the opposite direction was completed on Monday, bringing to a conclusion one of the biggest transfer stories of the January window.

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Man City to pay £40m for Fred

Fred Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City are considering paying £40 million to sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, ESPNFC reports.

Pep Guardiola is said to want the Brazilian as competition for Fernandinho in central midfield, though he’s willing to let Fred stay at Shakhtar until the summer.

Revealed: Top 20 richest clubs in the world

Paul Pogba, Everton vs Manchester United, 17/18

The 2016-17 Deloitte Football Money League rankings have been announced, with Manchester United retaining top spot. But who else makes the top 20?

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How Arsenal could line up with Auba & Mkhi

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Where could new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fit in at the Emirates? Goal‘s Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley breaks it down.

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The Arsenal stars who left for bigger clubs

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017

Alexis Sanchez has joined Manchester United, which makes him the latest in a long line of players to leave Arsenal in search of trophies.

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