Footballnews takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyondUpdated16 minutes ago

West Ham reject Arnautovic bid

07:1316 minutes ago

West Ham have rejected a £35 million ($45m) bid for Marko Arnautovic from an unnamed Chinese club, says Sky Sports.

Reports emerged that the Hammers had received an offer for the player on Wednesday evening, but the club is insisting Arnautovic is not for sale and claim they value him far more than £35m in any case. 

Marko Arnautovic West Ham 2018-19

Arsenal eye Herrera to replace Ramsey

07:0623 minutes ago

Arsenal are looking at Porto midfielder Hector Herrera as a potential replacement for Aaron Ramsey, claims The Sun.

Ramsey will not sign a new deal with the Gunners when his current contract expires at the end of the season, and Herrera could also be available on a free transfer after failing to agree new terms with Porto.

A number of other sides are monitoring Herrera’s situation though, with Wolves, Inter and Atletico Madrid among those also interested. 

Roma loan out former Rangers man

06:5039 minutes ago

Serie B club Perugia have signed former Rangers player Umar Sadiq on loan from Roma until the end of the season.

⚪️🔴 Benvenuto Sadiq!
➡️— A.C. Perugia (@ACPerugiaCalcio) January 9, 2019

West Ham receive Arnautovic bid from China

06:3554 minutes ago

An unnamed Chinese club has submitted a £35 million bid for West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, reports Sky Sports.

It is understood the Hammers do not want to sell Arnautovic, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

The striker joined the Hammers from Stoke City in 2017 and has netted eight times in 17 appearances this term.

Cagliari sign Birsa

06:281 hour ago

Union re-sign defender Gaddis

05:401 hour ago

The Philadelphia Union have re-signed defender Ray Gaddis, the club announced on Wednesday.

Gaddis has played in the second-most matches in club history, trailing leader Sebastian Le Toux by just three matches heading into the 2019 season.

In addition, Gaddis is the club’s all-time leader in minutes played and starts.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Ray back to the Union,” said Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner. “He is a tireless worker with an incredible heart and attitude to match. A crucial part of our locker room, he provides an excellent veteran presence on and off the field. He also serves as a role model for our younger players, particularly our young fullbacks.”

Messi to be shareholder in Pique’s FC Andorra

05:202 hours ago

Lionel Messi is set to be a shareholder in Gerard Pique’s project with FC Andorra, according to Sport.

A partnership is set to be announced in the coming days as the club is set to announce an ambitious structuring.

Pique believes Messi’s presence adds even more legitimacy to the project, even if the Argentine will not be part of day-to-day business.

The defender bought the club in December, and FC Andorra currently featured in the top division of Catalan football. 

Chelsea weighing move for Napoli’s Hysaj

05:002 hours ago

Chelsea are weighing up a move for Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj, who could be available for less than his £45 million (€50m/$57m) release clause.

The fullback, who has fallen out of favour this season, is looking to a reunion with Maurizio Sarri, who manged Napoli before heading to Chelsea this summer.

The deal is being made complicated by the fact that Chelsea would have to sell off Davide Zappacosta to make room for a new arrival, although Lazio are keen on a loan move with an option to buy the defender.

Read the full story on Goal!

Dalian Yifang pushing to sign Payet

04:402 hours ago

Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang is pushing to sign Dimitri Payet, according to France Football.

Payet would received triple his current salary at Marseille if he was to move to China this winter.

The club is set to lose Yannick Carrasco, while former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has been linked with the club’s managerial role.

Chelsea’s Palmer joins Bristol City on loan

04:203 hours ago

Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer has joined Bristol City on loan until the end of the season.

Palmer was previously on loan with Blackburn Rovers, but the deal was cut short after the 22-year-old midfielder appeared just four times in the Championship for the club.

The midfielder spent the last two seasons at Huddersfield Town and Derby County. 

Read the full story on Goal!

Wolves to offer Doherty a new deal

04:003 hours ago

Wolves are ready to offer Matt Doherty a new, impoved contract in order to ward off interest from Tottenham, report the Mirror.

Doherty has been one of the standout performers for Nuno Espirto Santo’s side this season.

That has sparked interest from Premier League rivals Spurs, but Wolves are ready to double Doherty’s wages in order to keep him at Molineux.

Atletico join Morata race

03:553 hours ago

Blues striker edging closer to exit

Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Alvaro Morata on loan, Goal understands.

Sevilla were seen as favourites to sign the Spain forward, but have so far been unable to reach an agreement.

Read the full story on Goal.

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Everton set for quiet January transfer window

03:453 hours ago

Everton director of football Marcel Brands says the club are unlikely to make any big signings this month.

The Toffees spent around £90million on five players last summer but the Dutchman says his priority is to keep the club’s best players in January rather than bring new ones in.

Read the full story on Goal.

Juve revive Lincoln deal

03:403 hours ago

Juventus have revived their interest in Flamengo teenager Lincoln, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Bianconeri had previously been deterred from pursuing a deal for the 18-year-old due to a €40million (£36m/$46m) release clause in his contract.

However, the Serie A champions may go back in for the young forward amid reported interest from rivals Inter.

Chelsea eye Wilson as Higuain alternative

03:254 hours ago

Chelsea are ready to spend up to £50m (€55.4m/$64m) on Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson if they cannot agree a deal for Gonzalo Higuain, according to Sky Sports.

Maurizio Sarri is keen to bring Higuain to Stamford Bridge having worked with the striker at Napoli.

However, should the Blues fail in their move to sign the 31-year-old then they are ready to turn their attentions to Cherries striker Wilson, who has scored 10 goals in 23 matches in all competitions so far this season.

Bayern target Hudson-Odoi ‘asked about Germany’

03:104 hours ago

Antonio Rudiger has revealed that Chelsea teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about life in Germany amid interest in the teenager from Bayern Munich.

Bayern see Hudson-Odoi one of their prime transfer targets and have made an increased £35 million ($45m) bid to secure his signature this month.

Read the full story on Goal.

Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea Bayern

Bristol City confirm Palmer loan

03:014 hours ago

Championship side Bristol City have signed Kasey Palmer from Chelsea on loan until the end of the season.

Palmer spent the first half of the season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, scoring three goals in 17 appearances.

De Ligt staying at Ajax for now

02:544 hours ago

Matthijs de Ligt insists he will not be leaving Ajax this month in order to help the club maintain it’s push for the Eredivisie title.

Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are among the clubs to be linked with the 19-year-old Netherlands international.

Read the full story on Goal.

Matthijs de Ligt Ajax

Sporting eye Liverpool youngster

02:394 hours ago

Sporting Lisbon remain interested in signing Liverpool teenager Rafael Camacho, according to Sky Sports.

The Portuguese side are believed to be keen on completing an 18-month loan deal for the versatile winger.

Camacho made his senior debut for the Reds in their FA Cup third round defeat to Wolves on Monday.

Alderweireld happy at Spurs amid Man Utd link

02:315 hours ago

Toby Alderweireld says he’s “very happy” to have extended his stay at Tottenham despite reports that Manchester United are ready to activate a £25 million ($32m) release clause in his contract in the summer.

Spurs triggered a contract extension in Alderweireld’s contract earlier this month, but in doing so could see the 29-year-old snapped up in the summer if another club matches the buyout fee.

Batshuayi loan to be cut short

02:235 hours ago

Michy Batshuayi is set to return to Chelsea after Valencia opted to cut his loan spell short, report the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact for Los Che this season, scoring just three goals in 23 appearances in all competitions.

Batshuayi’s return to Stamford Bridge is likely to alert Crystal Palace and West Ham, who have both expressed interest in signing the Belgium international.

Eriksen responds to Real Madrid links

02:115 hours ago

Christian Eriksen offered a cryptic answer in response to the latest questions surrounding his contract situation at Tottenham, amid talk of interest from Real Madrid.

The Dane has 18-months left on his contract in north London remains in talks over a new deal.

Read the full story on Goal.

Christian Eriksen Tottenham 2019

Cagliari chasing Bastoni

02:055 hours ago

Cagliari are interested in signing Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The 19-year-old, who is currently on loan at Parma, joined Inter from Atalanta in the summer of 2017.

Any deal for Bastoni could be linked with Inter’s interest in Nicolo Barella, who has also attracted the interest of Chelsea in recent weeks.

Chelsea want Hysaj

01:445 hours ago

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants the club to sign Elseid Hysaj from his former club Napoli this month, report the Standard.

Sarri is keen to bring in the Albania full-back as a replacement for Davide Zappacosta, who is in advanced talks over a move to Lazio.

However, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is reluctant to do a deal with Chelsea as he is unhappy with the way Sarri left Napoli for Stamford Bridge last summer and values the 24-year-old at £45million (€50m/$57.3m).

Kane and Werner head Barca striker shortlist

01:326 hours ago

Catalan giants keen to add goals to side

Tottenham’s Harry Kane and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner are among a number of strikers on Barcelona’s shortlist, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugranes are considering bolstering their forward line either during this window or at the end of the season in order to support Luis Suarez, who turns 32 later this month.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic, Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez, Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg and Krzysztof Piatek of Genoa are also believed to be under consideration.

Willock and Nketiah to stay at Arsenal

01:186 hours ago

Arsenal insist youngsters Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock will not be leaving the club on loan this month, report Football.London.

A number of Championship and League One sides have been linked with the duo, who impressed during the Gunners’ 3-0 FA Cup third round win at Blackpool last weekend.

However, Unai Emery is reluctant to let either player leave this month, particularly Nketiah, who has been a regular in Emery’s matchday squad since Danny Welbeck suffered a season-ending ankle injury in November. 

Monaco seal Vainqueur loan

01:106 hours ago

Monaco have signed French midfielder William Vainqueur on loan from Turkish Super Lig club Antalyaspor until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old is Monaco’s second January signing following the arrival of veteran defender Naldo from Schalke.

Antalyaspor have also released winger Maicon Marques after terminating the remainder of his contract by mutual consent.

Stoke confirm Jones appointment

01:036 hours ago

Stoke have confirmed the appointment of Nathan Jones as the club’s new manager.

The 45-year-old succeeds Gary Rowett, who was sacked on Tuesday after only eight months in charge at the Bet365 Stadium.

Jones moves to the Potters after a three years in charge of Luton, who he led to promotion from League One last season.

Nathan Jones is the new manager of Stoke City, the Club are delighted to confirm.

Read more ➡️ 🔴⚪️— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 9, 2019 >

‘Difficult for Neymar Transfer Back to Barcelona return’

01:006 hours ago

Andres Iniesta does not expect Neymar to make a quick return to Barcelona in the near future despite speculation to the contrary. understand the Catalan giants have put the wheels in motion for the Brazilian to return to the Camp Nou, despite him enjoying decent success at PSG

But 34-year-old Iniesta, who spent 22 years with the club, cannot see the move coming to fruition.

“Personally, I see it difficult for him to return, but in football they have seen a hundred thousand things,” he told RAC 1.

“If he came back, I’ve always said that years ago and he’s currently one of the best players in the world. 

“And what team would not like to have it. But I can not visualise it at Barca.”

Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19

Palmer swaps Rovers for Robins

12:456 hours ago

Footballnews transfer news learnt that Kasey Palmer has joined Bristol City on loan for the rest of the season after leaving Blackburn Rovers.

The Chelsea youngster started just 10 of Rovers’ 24 Championship fixtures during the first half of the campaign.

And after that deal was cut-short Palmer becomes the Robins’ first signing of the January transfer window.

“Kasey is a very good player who can play through the middle and out wide; he can create openings as well as score goals and I’m excited about what he can bring to our squad,” said manager Lee Johnson.

“We’ve got 20 scheduled league games left, plus the FA Cup, and Kasey will be able to help us continue the momentum we have built.”