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Swansea City – teamtalk.com 19 Jan 15:36

Liverpool snub Mamadou Sakho offer and ?will hold out for 20m?

Liverpool have reportedly rejected Southampton’s efforts to take out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho on loan – and will instead hold out for a permanent sale.

It has been reported that the Saints’ offer was ‘instantly dismissed’ as the Reds will only consider permanently offloading the France international, whom they feel is worth £20million, despite failing to play a single match this season.

The France defender has been exiled from Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans this season after falling out with his manager while on the pre-season tour of California.

Sakho trained with and played for the club’s under-23 side for the first half of the season but since the transfer window opened he has not featured as the club want to minimise the chances of him getting injured and jeopardising a move.

The player rejected loan switches to West Brom and Stoke in August despite being told he needed to leave to re-establish his reputation, and in the intervening period the club’s stance has shifted to the point where they now want him off the books.

However, they will only consider a permanent deal in the region of £20million for the 26-year-old.

Southampton are looking to strengthen in central defence after captain Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request earlier this month.

Sevilla, Swansea and Crystal Palace were also believed to be looking at the player but none have followed up their initial interest.

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 19 Jan 14:46

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 19 Jan 14:24

Carlo Ancelotti praises professionalism of Swansea City boss Paul Clement

The FC panel look at the congested relegation fight in the Prem and if anyone has a hope of making a resurgence. Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has praised Paul Clement for his professionalism and said he could not deny him a "dream" opportunity to manage in the Premier League. Ancelotti said he remained in regular contact with Clement, who took over as Swansea City manager earlier this month. "I spoke with him this morning," he said at a news conference on Thursday. "He's really involved preparing the team for their game against Liverpool. "He's excited about this new experience. His dream was always...

Swansea City – teamtalk.com 19 Jan 12:38

Rumour Mill: Juve offer Arsenal swap; Chelsea?s Balde battle

Juventus are open to a swap deal with Arsenal, while Manchester City are linked with keepers from both Atletico and Real Madrid, according to Thursday’s transfer rumours…

Arsenal

Juventus are willing to offer Miralem Pjanic in part-exchange for Alexis Sanchez (Tuttosport)

The Gunners have rejected Juve’s interest in Sanchez as they continue contract renewal talks with the 28-year-old forward. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and defender Kieran Gibbs 27, despite all three having just 18 months left on their current deals. (Evening Standard)

Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for Dimitri Payet, saying he “doesn’t need” the West Ham playmaker (various)

Dimitri Payet: Clause in his deal

Burnley

Andre Gray says he is “happy” at Burnley amid links with West Ham (Talksport)

Burnley are weighing up a move for Norwich City winger Alex Pritchard. (The Sun)

Burnley have made a £7.5m bid for Hull’s 29-year-old midfielder Robert Snodgrass. (Daily Mail)

The Clarets are also close to completing a £3.5m deal for Barnsley’s 26-year-old defender Marc Roberts. (The Guardian)

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Chelsea

Alvaro Morata is again linked with Chelsea as a replacement for Diego Costa (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea and Tottenham are potential buyers with Man Utd set to sell Luke Shaw in the summer (The Independent)

The Blues have made an enquiry to Middlesbrough over Adama Traore’s availability (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are among a number of clubs keen on Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco (Daily Star)

Chelsea and Liverpool are among a group of Premier League clubs interested in Genk’s Leon Bailey. (The Sun)

Everton and Chelsea are in talks with Atalanta over a deal for Franck Kessie (Goal)

AC Milan will rival Chelsea in the race to sign Lazio winger Keita Balde (Tuttosport)

 

Crystal Palace

Patrice Evra is willing to join Crystal Palace but the Juventus veteran is stalling in the hope of a better offer (Tuttosport)

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Tottenham left-back Ben Davies, but Spurs want at least £20m for the 23-year-old. (The Sun)

Andros Townsend is fighting to save his Crystal Palace career – and could be ready to make a sensational return to Newcastle. (Daily Mirror)

Palace are the latest club to offer Mamadou Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger says it is now up to Carl Jenkinson whether he joins Crystal Palace (various)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to be interested in signing Brentford striker Scott Hogan (The Guardian)

Patrice Evra: Considering his future

Everton

Swansea and Everton are interested in signing Young Boys’ 27-year-old attacking midfielder Yoric Ravet. (L’Equipe)

Everton and Chelsea are in talks with Atalanta over a deal for Franck Kessie (Goal)

Everton offered Werder Bremen an immediate 100 per cent profit on their new signing Thomas Delaney but neither the club nor the Danish midfielder were interested (BT)

AC Milan believe they can still do a deal with Everton for Gerard Deulofeu despite the two parties being way apart in their negotiations (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Gerard Deulofeu: Improved at Everton

Hull City

Hull are close to signing Olympiakos’ 25-year-old right-back Omar Elabdellaoui. (Sky Sports)

The Tigers, West Brom, Swansea and Sunderland are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

Hull have told West Brom to double their £8million offer for Jake Livermore (Daily Star)

Leicester

West Brom, Hull, Swansea and Sunderland are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

The Foxes have rejected a second offer from La Liga side Alaves for striker Ulloa (IB Times)

Leicester target Mario Lemina will not be moving in the January window after the Juventus player picked up a foot injury (Tuttosport)

Leo Ulloa: Unhappy at Leicester

Liverpool

Chelsea and Liverpool are among a group of Premier League clubs interested in Genk’s Leon Bailey. (The Sun)

Liverpool have rejected a loan bid from Southampton for Mamadou Sakho, with the Reds only interested in sanctioning a permanent deal (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to offer Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have made the first move in a bid to sign Man City stopper Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Torino (Tuttosport)

Joe Hart: Makes an astonishing save

Manchester City

Man City have made the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak a priority for the summer (Goal)

Real Masdrid stopper Keylor Navas is wanted by Man City (OKDiario)

Liverpool have made the first move in a bid to sign Man City stopper Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Torino (Tuttosport)

Man City are ready to rival Man Utd for the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann (London Evening Standard)

Aston Villa are winning the race to sign in-demand Bury youngster Jacob Bedeau, who has been watched by United and City (Bury Times)

Manchester United

Chelsea and Tottenham are potential buyers with Man Utd set to sell Luke Shaw in the summer (The Independent)

Shaw’s agent has slammed “irresponsible journalism” over reports the left-back was set to be sold, and insists the defender is happy at Man Utd and the club are happy with him (Sky Sports)

United will battle PSG to sign striker Kevin Gameiro from Atletico in the summer (Don Balon)

Boca Juniors are targeting a summer move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are planning to make a £70million move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva this summer (The Sun)

United are looking to bring Ajax’s Danish sensation Kasper Dolberg to Old Trafford this summer. (The Sun)

Aston Villa are winning the race to sign in-demand Bury youngster Jacob Bedeau, who has been watched by United and City (Bury Times)

Middlesbrough

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has had a stunning £10m offer for Jordan Rhodes turned down by Middlesbrough. (The Sun)

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Southampton

Southampton have been rebuffed in a request to take Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have made their move for Southampton’s want-away captain and centre-back Jose Fonte. (The Mirror)

West Brom are also in talks to sign Fonte (The Mirror)

Claude Puel: Chats to Fonte

Stoke

Marc Muniesa has already agreed personal terms with Real Betis, who must now negotiate with Stoke (Estadio Deportivo)

Sunderland

Sunderland boss David Moyes is eyeing up a move for £8.5m-rated Montpellier star Ryad Boudebouz. (The Sun)

The Black Cats, West Brom, Hull and Swansea are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

PAPER TALK ITALIA: All the headlines making the back pages in Italy

Swansea

Swansea and Everton are interested in signing Young Boys’ 27-year-old attacking midfielder Yoric Ravet. (L’Equipe)

Swansea are interested in Everton forward Arouna Kone (football.fr)

The Swans, West Brom, Hull, and Sunderland are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

Tottenham

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Tottenham left-back Ben Davies, but Spurs want at least £20m for the 23-year-old. (The Sun)

Chelsea and Tottenham are potential buyers with Man Utd set to sell Luke Shaw in the summer (The Independent)

Galatasaray and Besiktas are interested in taking Vincent Janssen from Tottenham (Voetbal International)

Luke Shaw: Defender called out by Jose Mourinho

Watford

West Brom are in talks to sign Odion Ighalo from Watford (Sky Sports)

West Brom

Hull have told West Brom to double their £8million offer for Jake Livermore (Daily Star)

West Brom have been linked Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Sky Sports)

The Baggies are also eyeing Jose Fonte from Southampton (The Mirror)

West Brom are in talks to sign Odion Ighalo from Watford (Sky Sports)

Andre Gray: Hit 22-minute hat-trick for Burnley

West Ham

Andre Gray says he is “happy” at Burnley amid links with West Ham (Talksport)

Marseille are preparing a third bid for West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, after having a £20m offer rejected. (Sky Sports)

Payet, who has been forced to train with West Ham’s youth team, is willing to take a pay cut to rejoin the French side. (The Mirror)

Hammers winger Michail Antonio, 26, is set to sign a five-and-a-half-year contract worth £70,000 a week. (The Guardian)

West Ham have made their move for Southampton’s want-away captain and centre-back Jose Fonte. (The Mirror)

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Swansea City – teamtalk.com 19 Jan 11:38

Quiz! How many of Belgium?s 2013 squad can you name?

With Yannick Carrasco in the news on Thursday morning, TEAMtalk thought we’d test your knowledge on Belgian football.

The Atletico Madrid star has been linked with an £86million move to Chelsea, and while his buy-out clause is a little extreme, it does emphasise just how good Belgian football has become in recent years.

TEAMtalk has linked up with Sporcle to bring you the quiz, which will test your knowledge to the limit.

Although 2013 was before Carrasco’s Belgium breakthrough, we’re asking you to name the 23 players who did make up their squad in 2013.

It’s certainly far harder than it sounds – especially when you’re up against the clock.

Use the story comment facility box, below, to let us know how you fare.

 


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Swansea City – teamtalk.com 19 Jan 09:09

Paper Talk: Man Utd want 70m man to supply Griezmann; Carrisco link

Manchester United will spend £70million on a supply line for Antoine Griezmann, while Chelsea are hot on the trail of Yannick Carrasco, all in today’s papers.

 

UNITED LINE UP SILVA TO SUPPLY GRIEZMANN 

Manchester United are planning to make a £70million move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva this summer, according to a report.

The 22-year-old is the man that Jose Mourinho wants to load the bullets for Antoine Griezmann, who is another summer target, report The Sun in an exclusive.

Real Madrid are also keen on the attacking midfielder and United face a battle to sign Silva, who is managed by the agent of Mourinho, Jorge Mendes.

“United already plan to land Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann at the end of the season in an £85m deal,” says the tabloid and they will also spend big on Silva.

He joined Monaco from Benfica for £14million deal after a loan-spell in the Principality. He can play across the midfield and has 4 goals and 4 assists this season.

The Portugal international joined Monaco from Benfica in January 2015 for £14million after a loan-spell in the Principality and is under contract until June 2020.

The playmaker can play across the midfield and has scored four goals and created four assists this season.

United were reportedly keeping an eye on Silva back in May 2016, according to Spanish title Super Deporte.


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CHELSEA TARGET CARRASCO

 

Chelsea are among a number of clubs keen on Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco, according to the Daily Star. 

The report claims Chelsea are interested the 23-year-old winger as are both Manchester giants, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

The forward only penned a new new Atletico deal in October though and is under contract with the club until 2022, but if fellow stars Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro move on then Belgium star Carrasco may also decide to depart.

Carrasco is believed to have an £86million buyout clause in his current contract.


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AND THE REST

Chelsea and Liverpool are among a group of Premier League clubs interested in Genk’s Leon Bailey. (Sun)

Marseille are preparing a third bid for West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, after having a £20m offer rejected. (Sky Sports)

Payet, who has been forced to train with West Ham’s youth team, is willing to take a pay cut to rejoin the French side. (Mirror)

Hammers winger Michail Antonio, 26, is set to sign a five-and-a-half-year contract worth £70,000 a week. (Guardian)

Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and defender Kieran Gibbs 27, despite all three having just 18 months left on their current deals. (Evening Standard)

The Gunners have rejected Juventus’ interest in Alexis Sanchez as they continue contract renewal talks with the 28-year-old forward.(Mirror)

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 35, is to retire from football when his Bayern Munich contract expires at the end of the season. (Bild)

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Tottenham left-back Ben Davies, but Spurs want at least £20m for the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Manchester United are looking to bring Ajax’s Danish sensation Kasper Dolberg to Old Trafford this summer. (Sun)

Andros Townsend is fighting to save his Crystal Palace career – and could be ready to make a sensational return to Newcastle. (Mirror)

West Ham have made a shock move for Southampton’s want-away captain and centre-back Jose Fonte. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to offer Mamadou Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature. (Mail)

Southampton have been rebuffed in a request to take Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool. (Mail)

Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of Swedish teenage forward Alexander Isak from AIK. (Mail)

Sunderland boss David Moyes is eyeing up a move for £8.5m-rated Montpellier star Ryad Boudebouz. (Sun)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has had a stunning £10m offer for Jordan Rhodes turned down by Middlesbrough. (Sun)

Burnley are weighing up a move for Norwich City winger Alex Pritchard. (Sun)

Barcelona are braced for a £44m Chinese Super League bid for Arda Turan. (Sun)

Robbie Keane has confirmed that he is being lined up by Championship clubs. (Sun)

Aston Villa have had a £6m bid for Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, rejected. (Mail)

Manchester City are hopeful that summer signing Gabriel Jesus, 19, will finally receive clearance so that the forward can play in time for Saturday’s match with Tottenham. (Guardian)

Hull are close to signing Olympiakos’ 25-year-old right-back Omar Elabdellaoui. (Sky Sports)

Burnley have made a £7.5m bid for Hull’s 29-year-old midfielder Robert Snodgrass. (Mail)

The Clarets are also close to completing a £3.5m deal for Barnsley’s 26-year-old defender Marc Roberts. (Guardian)

Swansea and Everton are interested in signing Young Boys’ 27-year-old attacking midfielder Yoric Ravet. (L’Equipe)

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in talks to become the next manager of Norway. (Romsdals Budstikke)

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 17 Jan 17:42

Swansea complete deal to sign Tottenham's Tom Carroll

Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer make their predictions for which teams will grab the top four spots in the Premier League. With their most recent show-stopping win, the FC boys debate the strengths of Spurs squad and their title credentials. Mauricio Pochettino fears that the injury sustained by Jan Vertonghen in the win against West Brom may be serious. Janusz Michallik feels Tottenham's defensive prowess is key to their potential run at the Premier League crown. Swansea City have completed the signing of Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll, they announced on Tuesday. Spurs will receive a transfer fee of around £4.5 million for the 24-year-old, sources told ESPN FC. Carroll, who agreed a new Spurs contract until 2019 in September, completed a medical on Monday and signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium, where he spent the 2014-15 season on loan. He's returned! �� Welcome back to Swansea City, @tom_carroll92! pic.twitter.com/GEgBfySBzl -...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 17 Jan 17:18

Swansea sign Carroll from Spurs

Swansea City complete the signing of midfielder Tom Carroll from Tottenham for a fee of about £4.5m.

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 17 Jan 13:25

Swansea City complete move for Norwich defender Martin Olsson

Sweden defender Martin Olsson has left Norwich to move to Swansea. Swansea City have completed the signing of defender Martin Olsson from Norwich City for an undisclosed fee. Olsson, 28, relegated from the Premier League with the Canaries last season, has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal. New manager Paul Clement, whose Swans are currently bottom of the table, has brought in the Sweden international as he looks to strengthen a defence that has leaked goals all season. ✍️ @martinolsson3 has penned a two-and-a-half year deal, with an...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 17 Jan 12:28

Swansea sign Norwich left-back Olsson

Swansea City sign Sweden left-back Martin Olsson from Championship club Norwich for a fee of around £4m.

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 16 Jan 23:28

Are the bottom three set for the season?

The FC panel look at the congested relegation fight in the Prem and if anyone has a hope of making a resurgence.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 15 Jan 13:58

'New players a boost at Swansea' - Cork

Midfielder Jack Cork believes the imminent arrival of Tom Carroll and Martin Olsson at Swansea City will lift the Premier League strugglers.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 14 Jan 19:39

Wenger tips Swansea to avoid relegation

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Swansea City are good enough to avoid relegation despite watching his side thrash them 4-0.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 14 Jan 18:57

Swansea set to sign Olsson and Carroll

Swansea City are set to sign Norwich's Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll of Tottenham Hotspur while Neil Taylor is out injured.

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