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Juventus in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Manchester United flop Matteo Darmian on loan

Juventus are in advanced talks to sign Manchester United flop Matteo Darmian on loan, reports claim.

The Italy right-back has made just six appearances this season, and is yet to start a league game under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Matteo Darmian is out of contract this summer

Darmian joined United in a £12.7million deal from Torino in 2015, but has failed to hold down a regular first-team place under Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho or Solskjaer.

The Guardian say the 29-year-old is keen to move back to Serie A, with Juventus keen to take him on loan and then pay a £7.1million fee in the summer.

Darmian’s four-year contract expires in six months’ time, however, United are prepared to extend it in order to get a fee from the Serie A champions.

Despite playing 91 times for United, his Old Trafford future looks bleak under Solskjaer.

The Red Devils have won seven successive games under the Norwegian and are just three points from fourth-placed Chelsea.

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Ray Parlour criticises Marko Arnautovic and says West Ham star is ‘not interested in the club or the fans’

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic needs to take a leaf out of Aaron Ramsey’s book, according to Ray Parlour.

The Arsenal legend has criticised the Hammers star for his recent behaviour as he eyes a move to the Chinese Super League.

Marko Arnautovic wants to seal a big-money move to China

Arnautovic, 29, has had his head turned by a big-money offer from a Chinese club and now wants to leave the London Stadium.

The Austrian was left out of the Hammers squad for the 2-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, with reports claiming he made himself unavailable to play.

Latest claims suggest the deal is now off the table, although with the Chinese transfer window closing at the end of February, there is still a chance a deal could happen.

It’s another sorry transfer story for West Ham supporters, who went through a similar scenario with former favourite Dimitri Payet.

Marko Arnautovic appeared to say goodbye to West Ham fans following their win over Arsenal last weekend.

And Parlour has criticised Arnautovic, saying he is ‘not interested in the club or the fans’.

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Arsenal midfielder said: “Aaron Ramsey, you know he’s going to leave but he still puts in a performance like he did against Chelsea, he’s still playing for the Arsenal shirt.

“That is how to be a professional footballer.

Marko Arnautovic is how not to be a professional footballer.

Aaron Ramsey is out of contract at Arsenal in the summer and has reportedly agreed a move to Juventus.

“West Ham have been fantastic for him, they really got his career back on track after Stoke.

“He’s a good player and people love him at West Ham, but suddenly he thrown his toys out of the pram and has said, ‘I cant play, my head’s not right’.

“That’s not being a footballer!

“It just shows you the difference between a true professional and a footballer who is just in it for the money, who is not interested in the club and not interested in the fans.

“I hate to see players like that.”

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Jurgen Klopp suggests Liverpool will not make January transfers despite defensive injury crisis

Jurgen Klopp has suggested Liverpool will not sign any players this month despite their defensive injury crisis.

Midfielder James Milner filled in at right-back in the 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday due to injuries to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.

Jurgen Klopp has limited defensive options

Milner was sent off for two fouls on Wilfried Zaha and Fabinho, who can play as a makeshift full-back, hobbled off with a hamstring problem in the latter stages of the game.

And with Nathaniel Clyne joining Bournemouth on loan earlier this month, it leaves 18-year-old Rafael Camacho as the Reds’ only available right-back.

Liverpool boss Klopp said: “It is a really difficult problem. I can imagine what people think about this situation but you have to make decisions in moments when decisions are on the table.

Rafael Camacho is Liverpool’s only fit right-back

“That’s why Clyney is not here anymore. In that moment we had plenty of options and now we don’t have them. That’s how it is in our next games.

“Trent got an injury and it’s serious but not that serious. He will be back early but I don’t know if it’s early enough for the next game. Maybe the game after (at West Ham United).

“Everyone gives me the feeling, Trent as well, that that is absolutely possible but we have to wait and cannot risk anything. We have to come through this situation.

“Tell me a player who can play right-back and other positions as well better than our boys like Rafa can do?

“By the way, after training Ki-Jana (Hoever) had a little injury as well, not too serious and he’s probably back for the Leicester game but these things happen.

“Crystal Palace, of course, had three goalkeepers and all is fine and then the next moment you stand there with one. Do you buy another goalkeeper? I’m not sure. We have to use the resources we have already and that is what we will try.”

Liverpool are back in action when they host Leicester in the Premier League on January 30.

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Tottenham should NOT sign Andy Carroll from West Ham, says former manager Harry Redknapp

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished rumours linking Andy Carroll with a shock move to Spurs, insisting the striker doesn’t fit their style.

The West Ham man has emerged as a surprise target for the north London club, with reports claiming he could join them this month to provide cover for injured Harry Kane – who is sidelined until March.

Carroll, who only scored three goals in 2017, started for the Hammers in their 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth but is out on contract in the summer and could be signed for around £2million.

But there seems to be little sense in signing an injury-plagued player as back-up to one currently on the sidelines.

Harry Kane has suffered ankle ligament damage

And Redknapp has warned his former club against the deal.

Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “It’s difficult for Spurs because where do you find somebody who is going to want to come and play for four or five weeks, knowing that he’s not going to be playing after because once Harry Kane is fit and Son comes back they’re not going to be in the team?

“You’re not going to get a top, top player who is going to be willing to do that. So do they take a chance on Andy Carroll?

“Listen, he is effective. If you use him in the right areas and you get balls into the box for him, there’s no one better.

“I know they got crosses in yesterday for the goals, but in the main Tottenham really don’t play with wide men, their crosses will come from full backs and I don’t see Pochettino suddenly changing his style to be hitting long diagonal balls up to Andy Carroll and running off him…

“I’m not sure that would be a move Pochettino would go for.

“And West Ham need him! He started in the team on Saturday!”

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Arsenal transfer news: James Rodriguez to stay at Bayern Munich until the end of the season despite Gunners links

James Rodriguez will not be leaving Bayern Munich in this transfer window, following reports he could be joining Arsenal in a short-term move.

The Colombian playmaker, who has six months left on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, has found the net just three times for the Bundesliga giants this season.

James Rodriguez will not be leaving Bayern Munich this month

That led to speculation in the British and Italian press that the 27-year-old could move on this month, with the Gunners and Napoli mooted as potential targets.

Rodriguez hasn’t always been a regular starter under Niko Kovac, who took over as coach last summer.

However, ESPN claims Rodriguez will see out the remainder of his loan at Bayern before evaluating his options in the summer.

The 27-year-old has not been a regular under boss Niko Kovac

The 2017 agreement between the two clubs includes an option for Bayern to make the deal permanent in July 2019, if they pay a reported £37m in addition to the £11.5m loan fee.

Napoli remain confident they can strike a deal for the Colombian striker over the summer, with their current boss Carlo Ancelotti striking up a great relationship with Rodriguez during their time together at both Madrid and Bayern.

That was particularly the case during the 2014/15 campaign when the former Monaco man struck 13 goals and contributed as many assists in just 29 La Liga games.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard will push through ‘dream’ move to Real Madrid this summer, claim reports in Spain

Eden Hazard will try to push through a move to Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The Chelsea star has been heavily linked with an £88million move to the La Liga giants for a number of years now.

Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea

Spanish outlet Marca claim Hazard is now ready to join Real – but not until the end of the season.

The Belgian playmaker is said to be determined not to disrupt the Blues’ season by demanding to leave in the January transfer window and is prepared to wait for his ‘dream’ move.

Hazard, who has played as a winger and false nine under Maurizio Sarri, has scored 12 goals and registered 10 assists this season.

Real Madrid have missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals this season

Chelsea are doing everything to keep their star man at Stamford Bridge, but Hazard has rejected the chance to extend his contract beyond 2020.

Speaking last year, Hazard said: “Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie, it is my dream since I was a kid.

“We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time, but we will talk about my future soon.

“In my head, sometimes I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January.

“It is also when you have a dream and you want to make it happen. It is like I have said a lot of times – if I leave I will be happy, I know if I stay I will be happy.”

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Tottenham transfer report: West Ham striker Andy Carroll linked with shock move to solve Spurs injury crisis

Tottenham are considering a shock move to sign Andy Carroll as an emergency striker, according to reports.

It is claimed Spurs want the West Ham frontman to help their attacking injury crisis, with Harry Kane sidelined and Heung-min Son away at the Asian Cup.

Could Andy Carroll move from West Ham to Tottenham this month?

Tottenham are without top striker Kane until March after he suffered ankle ligament damage in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend, and Son may not be back until February if South Korea reach the Asian Cup final

And, according to The Sun, Carroll is one of the names on their list as they look for a short-term solution to their injury problem – which got even worse on Sunday as Dele Alli limped off against Fulham.

Carroll, 30, is a free agent in the summer and could be signed for only £2million this month, with an 18-month deal possibly on the table.

It is said the deal could depend on West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini and whether he believes he needs the 6ft 4in striker as cover for unsettled Marko Arnautovic.

Llorente missed what should have been a simple header against Fulham

Fernando Llorente started his first Premier League game of the season on Sunday in Tottenham’s dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham, but his audition for the role as Kane’s understudy did not go to plan.

The Spaniard scored an own goal and missed a sitter, with Harry Winks nodding in the injury-time winner for Spurs.

Tottenham are actively looking for striker back-up, with Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson an other, more long-term option, although his £40m price tag may prove a stumbling block.

Carroll was linked with a stunning move to Chelsea last year

Carroll, who also missed a sitter in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth, cost West Ham £15m from Liverpool six-and-a-half years ago.

But injuries have limited him to just 93 starts for the Hammers and saw a surprise move to Chelsea collapse last year.

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Transfer news and football gossip: Tottenham’s shock striker target, James Rodriguez rejects Arsenal, Liverpool transfer update round up all the biggest transfer news and latest football gossip from Monday’s papers and online…

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is a shock target for Tottenham as an emergency striker, with Harry Kane out with injury, according to reports. (The Sun)

Eden Hazard will NOT leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, but the Belgian star wants to move to Real Madrid at the end of the season. (Marca)

Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus, with Blues defender Emerson Palmieri moving the other way for £15million. (Daily Star)

Higuain is due to arrive in London on Tuesday to finalise his move to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Express)

Higuain is set to finally join Chelsea this week

James Rodriguez will reject the chance to join Arsenal on loan to stay at Bayern Munich ‘at least’ until the end of the season. (ESPN)

Arsenal will compete with club legend and Monaco boss Thierry Henry for the signing of 23-year-old Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins.(O Jogo)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he may not make any signings this month, despite injury problems in defence. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is close to a loan move to Juventus. (The Guardian)

James Rodriguez has reportedly said ‘no’ to a loan move to Arsenal

Chelsea have made a late bid for 16-year-old Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba, who is also wanted by Premier League rivals Manchester City. (Sport)

Manchester United target Eder Militao will NOT leave Porto this month, but the 21-year-old defender’s agent has suggested he could move to Spain in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Leicester midfielder Adrien Silva wants to join French side Bordeaux in loan before the transfer window closes. (L’Equipe) headline news:

Mauricio Pochettino ‘not optimistic’ about Dele Alli injury

Pep Guardiola taking the title race one game at a time

Alvaro Morata ‘completes’ move to Atletico Madrid

Man City could make loan move for Sebastian Rudy

Kylian Mbappe refuses to rule out Real Madrid switch

Denis Suarez drops hint over Arsenal move

Real Madrid plotting summer move for Bernardo Silva

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Manchester City could make shock loan move for Schalke midfielder Sebastian Rudy

Manchester City could make a surprise loan move for Schalke midfielder Sebastian Rudy this month.

The German international has struggled for the Bundesliga club this season, starting just seven league games.

Sebastian Rudy has been used sparingly by Schalke

City lost back-to-back games to Crystal Palace and Leicester over Christmas without deep-lying midfielder Fernandinho.

The 33-year-old is vital to the Citizens’ title hopes and boss Pep Guardiola wants cover in his position.

The Sun report that Schalke could be willing to let Rudy head out on loan, but only if a fee is involved.

Guardiola knows Rudy well from his time in Germany.

The 28-year-old starred for Hoffenheim and earned a big move to Bayern Munich in 2017.

And despite starting 16 league games, the Bavarians allowed him to join Schalke on a permanent deal last summer.

City are keeping tabs on Wolves’ Ruben Neves and West Ham’s Declan Rice with Rudy being viewed as a short-term solution for their lack of cover in the defensive midfield area.

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Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.

The 20-year-old officially joined PSG for a £162million fee last summer after signing on loan a year before.

Kylian Mbappe is a key player for PSG

He is viewed as one of the world’s best young players and has been tracked by Real Madrid in the past.

When asked about the possibility of joining the 13-time Champions League winners, Mbappe told Spanish outlet AS: “I’m fine here, but in football and the future, you never know.”

Mbappe netted a hat-trick in PSG’s 9-0 win over Guingamp on Saturday. Those strikes took his goal tally to 20 for the season.

The France forward added: “I’m very happy with how things are going for me at Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m under contract until 2021 and so now is not the moment to think about anything else.”

PSG are set to win their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons as they lead second-placed Lille by 13 points with two games in hand.

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