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Euro Paper Talk: Club linked with ?700m Messi move; Man Utd eye Real Madrid trio

A Chinese side have been linked with a move for a €700m star, while the cost of Chelsea potentially sacking Antonio Conte has been revealed, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

CHINA LINKS FOR MESSI

Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune are hopeful of landing Barcelona star Lionel Messi, reports in Spain claim.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Hebei made contact with Barca a year ago for the Argentine, with the approach instantly rejected.

However, they now claim that the Chinese side have once again initiated contact, with the hope that the 30-year-old can be convinced to move East.

If he were to leave, Messi would join former team-mate and countryman Javier Mascherano, while another Argentine in Ezequiel Lavezzi – formerly of Paris Saint-Germain – is already on their books.

Former Real Madrid Coach Manuel Pellegrini coaches the club, and it is thought that a bid to meet Messi’s €700m release clause at the Camp Nou is not possible.

 

CONTE TO EARN HUGE PAY-OFF IF CHELSEA AXE FALLS

Antonio Conte could reportedly get a pay-off of €30million if he is axed by Chelsea.

The reigning Premier League champions have been strongly tipped to sack the Italian, with the Blues struggling badly in their attempts to defend their title.

A 4-1 hammering at Watford on Monday night led to speculation that Conte would be sacked within days but those reports have since bee played down.

However, Sport claims that Roman Roman Abramovich will hand the former Italy national boss a mammoth pay-off if he does indeed look to part ways.

Former Barca boss Luis Enrique has been strongly tipped to take over the Stamford Bridge hotseat if Chelsea do decide that they need a change at the top.

 

REAL MADRID TRIO ON MOURINHO’S SUMMER SHOPPING LIST

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United they must demand their pick of three Real Madrid stars this summer should the La Liga giants make a fresh approach for David De Gea.

Jan Oblak: A reported summer target for Man Utd

Word is growing in Spain that Real are plotting a fresh move for United’s No 1 – with Cristiano Ronaldo adding fuel to the fire by suggesting they should go all out to sign him this summer.

While United will fight to keep the man widely regarded as the world’s best keeper, Mourinho will try to fight fire with fire by handing the club a list of the three men they should demand to have as part of the negotiations.

United reportedly value De Gea at £115million and according to Diario Gol, will also demand their pick of Raphael Varane, Isco and Marco Asensio before they sanction the sale.

Of the three, Mourinho is most keen to land France defender Varane, having worked wth him during his Madrid days.

The report suggests Varane could be sacrificed by Real to help get the De Gea deal over the line with club president Florentino Perez unimpressed by his displays.

However, Zinedine Zidane remains a fan of the Frenchman and will fight to keep him, despite their interest in De Gea.

Meanwhile, reports in Spain also claim Asensio has told Perez he wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer and sees himself in the Premier League.

 

 

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AND THE REST

Brazil midfielder Fred will snub Manchester United and join Manchester City for €55million (£48m), according to former Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu (Calciomercato)

Jan Oblak: A reported summer target for Man Utd

Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to sign Jan Oblak this summer having opened tentative talks over a deal – but Atletico Madrid are adamant he won’t leave for a penny less than his £88.7 million release clause (Don Balon)

Real Madrid will not move for either Mauricio Pochettino or Massimiliano Allegri this summer – because a deal to appoint Joachim Low as Zinedine Zidane’s successor has already been agreed (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester City saw a late bid worth as much as £22m for Lille’s teen star Boubakary Soumare fail on the transfer deadline day (Le 10 Sport)

Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded with Real Madrid to make Man Utd star David De Gea their No 1 summer target (Diario Gol)

Thibaut Courtois is top of Real Madrid’s wish list for a goalkeeper this summer, with De Gea and Jan Oblak their second and third choices (AS)

Chelsea are poised to beat Liverpool to the possible signing of Luis Suarez this summer amid claims he could become the high-profile victim of Antoine Griezmann’s arrival at the Nou Camp (El Transistor)

Juventus will make a surprise move to beat Real Madrid to €110million-rated for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi at the end of the season (Tuttosport)

Cristiano Ronaldo has opened the door on a possible Real Madrid transfer move for Neymar by stating the club “should be looking to sign the world’s best players” (Marca)

Antonio Conte has found an unlikely ally in Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde who has given his support to the under-pressure Chelsea boss

Former Barcelona captain Xavi believes Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is at a similar level to him at his peak (Marca)

Mohamed Salah has refused to close the door on a future move to Real Madrid (Marca)

Juventus will either sign Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian or Valencia’s Jose Gaya in the summer (Tuttosport)

Italy interim boss Gigi Di Biagio will hand Mario Balotelli a recall for their friendly games with Argentina and England (Corriere dello Sport)

Arsenal are reportedly considering a raid on La Liga giants Barcelona for highly-rated wonderkid Pablo Moreno (Mundo Deportivo)

Lille captain Ibrahim Amadou insists he is committed to the Ligue 1 club after a January move to West Ham and Crystal Palace failed to materialise (L’Equipe)

Olympiakos goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino is set to sign for Nottingham Forest on a free transfer

Real Madrid will join Man City and Arsenal in the summer race to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez (Don Balon)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has dismissed talk of Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘decline’ and is wary of him ahead of the Champions League tie (Marca)

PSG are interested in signing Nicolas Nkoulou of Torino (Tuttosport)

Philippe Coutinho has explained why he was so desperate to quit Liverpool for Barcelona (8tv)

AC Milan are tracking Sampdoria full-back Ivan Strinic, Rossoneri director of football Massimiliano Mirabelli (RMC Sport)

Liverpool and Arsenal are leading Italian giants AC Milan in the race to sign Schalke’s Max Meyer (Calciomercato)

 

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17 players who went on strike: Dyer, Scholes, Sterling & more

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Nottingham Forest – teamtalk.com 31 Jan 09:18

Deadline Day blog: Relive all the drama and late deals as it happened

Follow along live as TEAMtalk brings you all the news, rumours, done deals and best of social media as the January transfer window reaches Deadline Day.

 

12.01am: That’s it from us – be sure to check the website first thing Thursday to find out about any late deals at Crystal Palace and Eliaquim Mangala to Everton. Thank you and good night. 😴

11.57pm: Newcastle have signed Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan.

CONFIRMED: Newcastle United are pleased to announce the signing of Slovakian international goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka on loan from @ACSparta_EN until the end of the season!

Full story: https://t.co/zxyErhmZD7 #NUFC pic.twitter.com/TkCZpiUu9y

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2018

11.52pm: Fulham sign Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic on loan.

#WelcomeAleksandar pic.twitter.com/V8odbgc8CH

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 31, 2018

11.50pm: Boro have completed the signing of Mo Besic on loan from Everton.

We're delighted to announce the loan signing of @Mo_Besic from @Everton ✍🏼

➡ https://t.co/fhnVyEy41M #UTB pic.twitter.com/MfZoSl1VfP

— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 31, 2018

11.48pm: Nottm Forest have signed Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback on loan.

11.38pm: Swansea sign Leicester midfielder Andy King on loan.

11.37pm: West Ham complete a deal to sign Preston striker Jordan Hugill.

Welcome to West Ham United @JordanHugill! https://t.co/ZDYQPE7a0x

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 31, 2018

11.34pm: Newcastle complete loan signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani until the end of the season.

11.28pm: Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer joins Derby on loan.

11.18pm: Sky reporting that 4 deal sheets have been lodged with the Premier League and clubs have until 1am to get the deals done. Mangala to Everton and Crystal Palace’s 2 potential signings believed to account for 3 of those sheets.

11.14pm: Crystal Palace are hoping to complete deals for Danish goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow of Brøndby and Midtjylland’s Norway international striker Alexander Sorloth. Deal sheets have been submitted, claim the BBC.

11.09pm: Middlesbrough defender Martin Braithwaite has joined Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

11pm: The window is closed. Deals will still be going through though…

10.58pm: Wolves are in talks with Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe over a loan deal.

10.58pm: Watford have terminated Ben Watson’s contract by mutual consent, Sky Sports News report.

10.56pm: Winger Joe Lolley has left Huddersfield to sign for Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

10.55pm: Matt Mills has signed for Barnsley. The centre-half was released by Nottingham Forest.

10.52pm: Leicester boss Claude Puel hopes Riyad Mahrez can get back to playing with the Foxes.

Puel said: “It was not a distraction, we don’t look for excuses.

“We will see with Riyad. Hopefully he will come back quickly with us and with a smile and happy to play with us.”

10.46pm: Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is going to Anderlecht on loan. Jon Flanagan has joined Bolton on loan and Harry Wilson has joined Hull on loan.

With 19mins to spare Liverpool have found a new home for Lazar Markovic. Loan move to Anderlecht. #LFC

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 31, 2018

10.41pm: Newcastle are still hopeful over movement tonight.

Rafa Benitez said: “We still have time, I cannot say too much. We will see what happens. We are talking about different payers. You’ll maybe have to wait a couple of hours before you have all the information.”

10.40pm: Jose Mourinho explains Marouane Fellaini’s substitution tonight.

10.38pm: Pep Guardiola says Man City will not sign anyone else to tonight, ending their interest in Riyad Mahrez.

“Mahrez is a Leicester player. I don’t talk about it too much. The transfer window is over so the guys who are here will finish the season.”

9.58pm: West Ham defender Reece Burke has re-signed for Bolton on loan.

9.56pm: Aleksandar Mitrovic heading for Bordeaux on loan now.

Hearing Mitrovic is back in the air and could now be on his way to Bordeaux.. #nufc

— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) January 31, 2018

9.47pm: Sky reporting midfielder Ibrahim Amadou is desperate to join Crystal Palace but Lille are now refusing to sell him. Amadou is now in London and pleading on the phone with Lille to let him join Palace. Echoes of Peter Odemwingie…

9.32pm:  BBC claim Crystal Palace are signing Alexander Sorloth from Midtjylland for £9m.

9.09pm: Swansea have re-signed Andre Ayew for a club-record fee from West Ham.

We are delighted to announce @AyewAndre has re-joined the club from @WestHamUtd in a club-record deal. 📝

Full story ➡ https://t.co/CdpXdwzIEI#AyewBack pic.twitter.com/lbwvR2biyU

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 31, 2018

9.08pm: Aston Villa have loaned Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth.

9.06pm: Cardiff have signed Bolton striker Gary Madine for £6m.

9.05pm: Stoke complete the signing of Badou Ndiaye.

👏 Welcome to the #Potteries, Badou Ndiaye. #SCFC 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/uBjIAMJX5J

— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 31, 2018

8.46pm: PA Sport claim Celtic are set to sign Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain and they could sign his Dundee dteam-mate Jack Hendry too

8.40pm: Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala is at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed loan move, claim Sky.

8.38pm: BBC reporting that Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite is close to a move to Bordeaux.

8.20pm: Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has joined Saint-Etienne on loan.

Thanks and good luck for the future, @MatDebuchy https://t.co/SxKdU6Tzak

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

8.05pm: Chelsea’s new striker…

Chelsea's new £15m striker… pic.twitter.com/l6zkzf5ufx

— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) January 31, 2018

7.48pm: Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria will spend the remainder of the campaign on loan at Sunderland.

Ovie Ejaria has completed a loan move to @SunderlandAFC: https://t.co/OgNaNQalZR

All the best at the Stadium of Light. pic.twitter.com/UvbidR0AOS

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 31, 2018

7.41pm: Everton’s Ademola Lookman has joined Leipzig on loan.

🇩🇪 | Everton forward @Alookman_ will spend the rest of the season on loan at German @Bundesliga_EN side @RBLeipzig_EN.

Good luck, Ademola! pic.twitter.com/flAowGPLRY

— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2018

7.34pm: Swansea have signed Andy King on loan from Leicester.

This deal is now done. Leaves #lcfc after nearly 14 years.. #servant https://t.co/p8uv2az4OE

— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 31, 2018

7.26pm: Anderlecht’s loan move for Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic’s has broken down because Anderlecht have failed to sell another player to fund the move.

7.16pm: Alan Pardew says Jonny Evans has a hamstring injury and that he is why he is not in the WBA squad tonight. Arsenal are believed to have failed with a bid to sign him.

7.15pm: Riyad Mahrez is not in Leicester’s matchday squad tonight. Man City pulled out of a deal for the Leicester man after refusing to pay more than £60m for the winger.

6.34pm: Lucas Moura is a Spurs player. He has signed a five-year deal after arriving for £25m from PSG.

🤝 pic.twitter.com/2geSeK0U6b

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2018

6.32pm: Swansea trying loan Leicester’s Andy King, so their interest in Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic has been shelved, report the BBC. Markovic is at Melwood, but another loan in the U.K looks unlikely now.

6.29pm: Sky Sports News understands Arsenal have failed with a late attempt to sign West Brom captain Jonny Evans. The Gunners have not been able to meet West Brom’s asking price.

6.16pm: Sky Sports News understand Sunderland have pipped Barnsley and Rangers to the signing of Swansea striker Oli McBurnie on loan until the end of the season.

5.58pm: Watford have got a deal over the line on deadline day, as they have signed a Sunderland midfielder on loan…

📝 | Fancy some transfer news?!

Didier Ndong has signed for #watfordfc on loan from @SunderlandAFC for the rest of this season, while the club also have the option on a permanent transfer in the summer.

Welcome, Didier! 🐝

More here ⤵https://t.co/eubhCzejay pic.twitter.com/15DC61zxrH

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018

5.55pm: There may be five hours of the window left, but this announcement video will take some beating…

🇵🇹 Braga have signed Diogo Figueiras on a 4-and-a-half year deal.

🎥 This is some announcement video! pic.twitter.com/bEpvSMg6B1

— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) January 31, 2018

5.50pm: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Daley Blind are going nowhere on deadline day, according to Sky’s James Cooper.

“Daley Blind and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been at Carrington today for rehab,” he said.

“They will both still be Manchester United players by the end of this window, despite speculation.

“Roma were interested in Blind but United weren’t interested in loan deals – a sale couldn’t happen so he stays.

“Ibrahimovic is still not fit – he’s certainly on LA Galaxy’s agenda but I think it’s an ongoing situation. They’re waiting for him to prove his fitness.”

5.47pm: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s new number 14…

🚨 Introducing… our new No 14 🚨

Get your Aubameyang shirt right here 👉 https://t.co/r8ADyjVKaR#YoPierre pic.twitter.com/qJ9YuTjwxz

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

5.43pm: After their huge win last night, Swansea are set for another boost it seems…

Andre Ayew having Swansea medical. Deal from West Ham to Swansea almost done

— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 31, 2018

5.22pm: Jack Colback is set to leave Newcastle United and join Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, Sky Sports claims.

They report that he will be “one of five loan departures from Newcastle today, along with Henri Saivet, Rolando Aarons, Aleksandr Mitrovic and Freddie Woodman”.

5.07pm: Sky Sports News are now also claiming that Mesut Ozil has penned a new deal at Arsenal.

4.55pm: Manchester City are not going to pursue a deal for Riyad Mahrez and any move is off, Sky Sports News understands.

“I’ve had it confirmed that Man City are walking away from Riyad Mahrez – the deal is off. The fee was ultimately a sticking point,” Sky reporter Ben Ransom revealed.

“I’m told Leicester were after a combined package of around £95m – cash plus a player. City were very interested in bringing in Mahrez but he will not be moving to City in this window.

“As with Alexis Sanchez, the club were not prepared to pay what they thought was over the market value. Fees were discussed but no formal bid was ever placed.”

4.43pm: Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Bournemouth to take Lewis Grabban on loan for the rest of the season, according to Sky Sports.

4.40pm: Leicester City’s players have reportedly been left fuming by Rihad Mahrez’s refusal to travel to Everton.

4.30pm: Confirmation has seemingly arrived that Olivier Giroud has completed a deadline day move to Chelsea.

DONE DEAL. pic.twitter.com/67oCyDMafc

— CFC (@Conteholic) January 31, 2018

4.13pm: Arsenal are ready to lodge a last-gasp £12million bid to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom, according to reports. Good another Gunners ✍ be imminent…?

4.06pm: Isaac Success has left Watford to join Malaga on loan until the end of the season.

✍ | #watfordfc winger @SuccessIsaac has joined @MalagaCF on loan for the rest of the season.

➡ https://t.co/lrVYABNqSs pic.twitter.com/XADq08fp3B

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018

4.04pm: If you missed this earlier, here are 9 of the best photos as Arsenal completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

3.59pm: Who remembers Conor Thomas? The player joined Liverpool on loan from Coventry in 2011 – here he’s been talking about his career.

3.52pm: Christian Benteke issues Crystal Palace pledge as Eagles prepare to bring in new striker.

3.45pm: Leicester’s Andy King is en route to Swansea to discuss a move to the Liberty Stadium, according to reports. The Swans also remain hopeful of a deal for Lazar Markovic from Liverpool.

3.36pm: Widespread reports claiming the Giroud to Chelsea deal has been done. Still awaiting official confirmation from both clubs….

3.28pm: Manchester United have joined the transfer deadline day party after announcing the capture of Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko. The 17-year-old is a Czech U18 international.

3.16pm: A done deal for Millwall as Ben Marshall changes a promotion push for a relegation dogfight….

✍#Millwall Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Marshall on loan from @Wolves until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Full story ➡ https://t.co/lvqD66uGKO pic.twitter.com/Nj65iMscSW

— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) January 31, 2018

3.07pm: Andy Lonergan’s move from Leeds to Sunderland is off…

Andy Lonergan to Sunderland is OFF. He and Sunderland haven't been able to agree the terms of his contract. On his way back to Leeds and set to stay here for the rest of the season. #lufc

— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 31, 2018

3.02pm: Manchester City have made a final offer of £65million for Riyad Mahrez. Sky Sports claims the approach is being considered by the Foxes, with the deal thought to include an as-yet undisclosed player moving in the other direction.

2.56pm: West Ham have had an offer, believed to be £22million, for Leander Dendoncker, rejected by Anderlecht. We understand they value the midfielder at nearer the £30m mark.

2.44pm: Nice feature here on the best deadline day deals of January windows gone by….

2.36pm: Reports on Wearside suggesting Sunderland are on the brink of announcing a deal for towering forward Atdhe Nuhiu from Sheffield Wednesday. The man to save the Black Cats from relegation….?

2.20pm: Rumours surfacing that Tottenham will allow Erik Lamela to join Southampton once their signing of Lucas Moura is finalised….

2.11pm: Marco Reus to Liverpool?! #Topbantz here from Jamie Carragher…

Not sure but I’ve just saw Reus buying the echo on Breck Rd. https://t.co/uDP9Z7x7OJ

— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 31, 2018

 

1.57pm: Footage emerging of Islam Slimani arriving at Newcastle airport by private jet as a £20m move from Leicester draws closer. You can see him being a bit hit at St James’ Park…..

1.52pm: An outgoing at Liverpool as U23 captain Lloyd Jones completes a permanent move to Luton. The player joined the Reds from Plymouth in 2011, but failed to make a first-team appearance for the Reds.

1.39pm: A done deal at Leeds as £2.5m forward Tyler Roberts arrives from West Brom.

Firstly would like to start with saying a massive thankyou to everybody at @WBA for helping me grow not only as a player but as a person. Delighted to announce my move to @LUFC and ready to start a new chapter of my life and career 👊🏽⚽ pic.twitter.com/iMRpeanVhp

— Tyler Roberts (@official_tyro) January 31, 2018

1.38pm: A bit more nostalgia from Planet Football here as they look at every player signed by Harry Redknapp on January transfer deadline day

1.31pm: Reports in Germany claim Arsenal may not be done on deadline day….with a shock swoop for Schalke’s Max Meyer being reported.

Max Meyer: Youngster attracting interest

Max Meyer: Youngster attracting interest

1.25pm: Cute from Charlie Adam….

Hopefully 1 day Louis can be involved in deadline day 😂 https://t.co/s91E5aIpMC

— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) January 31, 2018

1.13pm: Reports in Belgium claim Anderlecht have won the race to sign Aleksander Mitrovic in a loan deal from Newcastle. There’s no word from the Belgians yet – though they have confirmed one deal today….

Meet our new number 10, Ryota Morioka! 👍

⚽ 🇯🇵 #RSCA #COYM #WelcomeRyota pic.twitter.com/y3NpnBKleH

— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) January 31, 2018

1.02pm: The Manchester Evening News claims Manchester United have been given the green light to complete a deal for Man City target Fred. The Brazilian midfielder is valued at around £35million by Shakhtar Donetsk.

12.53pm: News emerging that Mesut Ozil’s new Arsenal deal has been signed and sealed….

12.42pm: Swansea still hope to secure the signings of Andy King, Andre Ayew and Lazar Markovic on deadline day, according to the Daily Telegraph.

12.21pm: We understand Leicester have told Manchester City to raise their bid for Riyad Mahrez to £75m before they consider a sale. City have seen a £55m offer for the Algerian rejected by the Foxes….

12.14pm: How do Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stats compare to Arsenal’s other strikers? Our friends at Planet Football have crunched the numbers….

12.11pm: Sky Italia are reporting that Napoli are close to signing Davy Klaasen on a season-long loan from Everton.

12.01pm: Another strong hint that Batshuayi to Dortmund is imminent with the player pictured in the club’s kit….

🐝🐝🐝@mbatshuayi pic.twitter.com/Vb0f38J7Ug

— Borussen Edition (@BorussenEdition) January 31, 2018

11.56am: Aston Villa are in talks with Bournemouth over a deal for Lewis Grabban, Sky Sports News are reporting….

11.55am: Daily Telegraph reporting that Giroud to Chelsea has been agreed. £18m deal, with the player set to sign an 18-month deal.

11.53am: Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is believed to be a target for Championship side Nottingham Forest, according to reports in the North-East. The Tricky Trees best act fast….

11.45am: Meanwhile, on Batshuayi’s Twitter page. A hint that a move to Dortmund is imminent…..?

🦇🌑🌕👀

— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) January 31, 2018

11.35am: This is how Arsenal announced the signing of Aubameyang. Impressive… 👏

#YoPierre 😉 pic.twitter.com/VKlUZdOqv1

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

11.25am: The picture Arsenal fans everywhere have all been wanting to see….

11.20: The deal to take Aubameyang to Arsenal is likely to start a domino effect, with Olivier Giroud expected now to join Chelsea and Dortmund to confirm the loan capture of Michy Batshuayi….

11.14am: BREAKING: Arsenal confirm signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a club record deal and on a “long-term contract”.

He’s ours ✅ #YoPierre https://t.co/DiDb4Ewvt6

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018

11.12am: We understand former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is training with the club, though it’s believed it’s just as a favour to the player, rather than a premise to him re-signing for the club….

11.11am: Borussia Dortmund have paid respect to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the striker prepares to seal a move to Arsenal.

👋 Pierre-Emerick #Aubameyang wechselt vom BVB zum FC @Arsenal!

Alle Infos: https://t.co/zxGMwUOUty pic.twitter.com/pkkfDVLPvj

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 31, 2018

11am: There is now just 12 hours until the window shuts in England. 12 hours….

10.59am: Newcastle have agreed a deal with Leicester to take Islam Slimani on loan, according to Sky Sports. The Algerian had also been offered a move to West Ham….

10.50am: So go on, who remembers this on Sky Sports News’ Deadline Day?…. The best of deadline day on Sky Sports News

10.47am: Reading are closing on the loan signing of Chris Martin. The Scotland int’l had held talks with Sunderland last week but his high wages scuppered the deal.

10.39am: Southampton’s hopes of signing Quincey Promes from Spartak Moscow look to be over. It’s reported Saints agreed to pay his £30m asking price, which would have been a Saints club record, but the Russians’ struggles to sign a replacement means the deal will be canned….

Quincy Promes: Liverpool target

10.36am: Roma’s hopes of landing Daley Blind from Manchester United are over, with the Serie A side moving on to another target….

10.22am: Stoke are closing on a deadline day signing after Sky Sports reported Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye has passed a medical at the club ahead of a £15m move.

10.20am: FC Midtjylland striker Alexander Sorloth is travelling to London to finalise a reported €12million move to Crystal Palace.

10.14am: Lucas Moura has reportedly passed his medical at Spurs as the player closes in on a £25million move from PSG. For the money, this looks like quite the coup for MoPo….

10.06am: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund on an initial six-month loan deal, according to widespread reports. It’s believed the player is currently back home in Belgium awaiting for the move to go through after all the details were agreed during Tuesday. As with many deals today, watch this space….

10am: There’s a huge transfer tug o’war developing between Newcastle and West Ham over Leicester striker Islam Slimani, according to the latest reports.

9.54am: Looks like a goalkeeper arrival at Newcastle. As IF they needed another….

Newcastle agree deal to sign Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague https://t.co/1KsNxVI7p1

— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 31, 2018

9.51am: Watford are trying to push Stefano Okaka to Fulham on loan, but it’s believed the player wants to go to Malaga as he does not want to drop down to the Championship

Stefano Okaka: At the double for Watford v Everton

9.45am: Bordeaux are trying to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic – and Newcastle are open to the idea. They had also wanted Martin Braithwaite from Middlesbrough, but the Teessiders have ruled out a loan.

9.39am: Wolves midfielder Ben Marshall to have medical at Millwall ahead of loan until the end of the season, according to Sky sources. After the return of Tim Cahill and a promising draw at home to Derby, it looks like being a good week for Millwall…

9.31am: Word is that the imminent signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has convinced Mesut Ozil to pledge his future to Arsenal and a new contract is imminent…..

9.22am: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground to undergo his medical ahead of his move. It’s understand a fee and personal terms have all been agreed, so this – and Dortmund’s wish to sign a replacement – are all that’s standing in Arsenal’s way over the club record £57.2m swoop.

9.12am: Newcastle midfielder Rolando Aarons is in talks with Hull over a loan move to the end of the season, according to reports in the North-East

9.05am: If you missed it last night, Man City signed Jack Harrison from NYCFC before loaning him straight out to Middlesbrough. TEAMtalk broke the story exclusively and before anyone else over Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

9.02am: Sky Sports are reporting that Reece Oxford is poised for key talks with David Moyes over his West Ham future today. The Hammers boss is hoping to persuade the young defender to stay, despite a loan return to Borussia Monchengladbach having already been agreed…..

9.01am: A reminder that the transfer window in England shuts at 11pm tonight, while it’s a midnight deadline for those hardy Scots north of the border.

8.50am: Celtic have had a second bid of £375,000 rejected by Motherwell for goalkeeper Trevor Carson. We understand Well are seeking nearer the £500k mark.

8.45am: After allowing Sandro Ramirez to return to Spain on Tuesday night, Everton expect to bolster their defence with the signing of a Man City defender. Safe to say this one is another transfer snub for Newcastle….

8.38am: Here’s today’s Paper Talk – and there’s rumours abound about a big-name departure at Manchester United today…. 😲

8.31am: Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Olivier Giroud as the striker prepares to seal a move to Chelsea.

8.24am: Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will complete a move to Sunderland today, while the Whites can expect to seal the signing of West Brom forward Tyler Roberts in a £2.5million deal.

8.20am: Man City could be on the verge of smashing their transfer record twice in the space of 48 hours after Riyad Mahrez handed in a transfer request at Leicester.

8.15am: We have serious doubts about this one…. Championship side Leeds are the surprising new bookies’ favourites to sign Celtic’s prolific striker Moussa Dembele. What a coup that would be!

8.10am: Arsene Wenger has provided an update on Arsenal’s hopes of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the future of Chelsea target Olivier Giroud.

8.05am: A good start to the day for Chelsea after they completed the signing of Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma for a fee believed to be £17.6m on Tuesday night.

‘I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.’ #WelcomeEmerson pic.twitter.com/qCXKBimHyF

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 30, 2018

8.00am: Good morning and welcome along to our live transfer blog. Grab your coffee and take a seat as we bring you all the latest transfer offerings on the final day of the January window…..

 

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Seven of the best ?banter era? Twitter threads: Everton, West Ham? ? PF

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Paper Talk: De Gea set for Man Utd contract talks; Spurs in winger blow

Manchester United are ready to offer a key star a bumper new contract worth £300,000-a-week, while Tottenham look set to be priced out of a move for a winger, according to Saturday’s papers.

 

MAN UTD STAR TO BE HANDED BUMPER NEW DEAL

Manchester United are reportedly planning to start contract negotiations with goalkeeper David de Gea which would see the 27-year-old become the joint-highest earner at the club on £300,000-a-week.

The Spain stopper will be out of contract in the summer of 2019 and United are keen to fend off continued interest from Real Madrid by offering De Gea a bumper new deal.

The Red Devils do have the option to extend De Gea’s current contract for another year but the report in The Sun claims they want to hand the outstanding keeper a new five-year deal and increase his wages from £210,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week – putting him in a par with Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.

A United source told The Sun: “The club are finally going to kick-start contract talks with David very soon.

“There were hints of talks in the summer but formal discussions had not yet started, it was just a matter of time.

“There is no problem and the money men are committed to tying him down for the long-term.”

 

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AND THE REST

Man City winger Leroy Sane has revealed he twice turned down the chance to sign for Jurgen Klopp (The Sun)

Stoke City still believe they can still push through a deal to make Quique Sanchez Flores their new manager despite a hold-up in talks (The Sun)

Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs will find out in the next 24 hours if he is to become the new manager of Wales (The Sun)

Phil Neville is on the brink of being named the new England Women’s boss (The Sun)

Alex Pritchard revealed how David Wagner talked him into an £11m move from Norwich to Huddersfield (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has insisted he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain in charge until 2019 (Daily Mirror)

Antonio Conte has insisted the only way he’ll leave Chelsea is if he’s sacked (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are lining up contract talks with duo Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City to end their interest in Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez allowing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to swoop (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has told Watford they must cough up a loan fee to land Didier Ndong (Daily Mirror)

Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill wants to cancel the loans of Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall (Daily Mirror)

West Ham manager David Moyes wants to cut the transfer window down to a week – and make transfer deadline day an Italian-style free-for-all (Daily Star)

Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles can stake a late claim for a place in England’s World Cup squad (Daily Express)

Sam Allardyce has urged Theo Walcott to pick Everton over a move back to Southampton (Daily Express)

Tottenham are ready to drop their interest in Bordeaux winger Malcom because the French club want £45m for the 20-year-old, although Arsenal are still interested in signing the Brazilian (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger insists he will still be at Arsenal next season and hopes the club can keep Mesut Ozil too (Daily Mail)

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is not interested in a move to the USA despite interest from Los Angeles FC (Daily Mail)

WBA boss Alan Pardew has held ‘candid’ talks with Jonny Evans about a move to Man City or Arsenal and has set a January 28 deadline for the sale (Daily Mail)

Jurgen Klopp sold Phillippe Coutinho to Barcelona because he could not be sure he was 100 per cent committed to Liverpool (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal are increasingly confident they may be able to secure the long-term future of German international Mesut Ozil (Daily Telegraph)

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho claims he now feels ‘contempt’ for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (The Guardian)

Schalke want to re-sign Chelsea defender Baba Rahman (Evening Standard)

Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Cardiff City all want to sign Middlesbrough’s 28-year-old English midfielder Adam Clayton (Northern Echo)

Sunderland want to sign Burnley’s 34-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters on loan until the end of the season (Northern Echo)

Birmingham look set to miss out on the signing of 24-year-old Nigeria midfielder Shehu Abdullahi from Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta (Birmingham Mail)

 

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Nottingham Forest | BBC 26 Jun 12:26

Metgod appointed Forest director

Former Nottingham Forest and Netherlands midfielder Johnny Metgod rejoins the Championship club as a director.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Nottingham Forest | BBC 22 Jun 15:09

Famous football stadium protected

Fans will get a chance to bid to buy the club's stadium should it ever be put up for sale.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Nottingham Forest | BBC 22 Jun 13:27

Teenager Brereton signs new Forest deal

Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2021.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Nottingham Forest | BBC 21 Jun 11:10

Forest's Cummings a box player - Holt

New Nottingham Forest signing Jason Cummings is a goalscorer who comes alive in the box, says ex-team-mate Grant Holt.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Nottingham Forest | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

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