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Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp does NOT want to recall Harry Wilson from Derby County loan this season

Jurgen Klopp has insisted he wants Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson to remain on loan at Derby County for the rest of the season.

However, the Reds manager also concedes there is a chance injuries could force him to recall the young forward from the Pride Park Stadium.

Harry Wilson has eight goals and two assists in 18 appearances for Derby this season

Wilson is enjoying a remarkable season on loan with Frank Lampard’s Rams.

The 21-year-old Welshman has scored eight goals in 18 appearances for the Championship side, some of which have been stunning long-range strikes, and particularly impressed with his performances against Manchester United and Chelsea in the EFL Cup.


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His brilliant form for Derby has led to calls for the Reds to bring him back to Anfield to boost their attacking options, as they aim to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Derby boss Lampard admitted earlier this month that Liverpool have the option to recall Wilson in January.

But Klopp has insisted he is happy about the progress the youngster has made at Pride Park, and says he will only end his loan spell early if he has no other choice.

Speaking on Friday, the Liverpool boss said: “I’m really happy about what Harry is doing. It’s fantastic.

“It’s a perfect example for it sometimes being really good to leave home to show up somewhere else.

Klopp has loved watching Liverpool youngster Wilson at Derby

“I really think Harry left in the right moment. Since I was in everybody told me Harry Wilson needed to go on loan. He scored a lot of goals for the U23s already.

“He went last year to Hull, he was already good. He came back, pre-season was pre-season, and he went to Derby and now he is with Frank [Lampard].

“It’s really nice the job Frank is doing there, it is outstanding. England has a lot of good young managers, that’s cool.”

The Reds are currently suffering a minor injury crisis, with defender Joe Gomez (fractured leg) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) sidelined until late January, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to miss Sunday’s clash against Manchester United with an ankle injury.

And if any of their forward players pick up problems, Klopp admits he may be forced to consider drafting Wilson back into the Reds team.

Wilson has made one senior appearance for Liverpool – in an FA Cup third round replay against Plymouth Argyle in January 2017

The German added: “Our situation is like this; if you would have asked me two weeks before if we’ll do anything in the transfer market, I would have said, ‘Probably not.’

“Now we have two centre-halves left. Will we do something? It’s not really likely because they [Gomez and Matip] are not out for a long time. But we have to judge it anew.

“And that’s exactly the same with Harry. If something happens in an offensive wing position, why should I say today, ‘100 per cent we will not do it’?

“That’s the only thing Derby had to accept in the moment they signed the contract. They have to wait until the last second and we can decide.


“But we don’t want to take him away. Only if we really need him would we trigger that option. Otherwise, he’s there in a fantastic team.

“I like watching them. How they played against United [in the Carabao Cup] was a role model game and it was not because United were weak – it was because Derby were outstanding. So, all good.”

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Manchester City will NOT be signing anyone in January transfer window, Pep Guardiola confirms

Manchester City will NOT be signing any new players in the January transfer window, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The Etihad club are currently in the midst of something of an injury crisis, with the likes of David Silva, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy all out of action.

Mendy has been plagued by injury since joining Manchester City

There had been suggestions City would look to the transfer market when it reopens in under a month to improve the depth in Guardiola’s squad, but he played down this happening.

“In January we are not going to sign anyone,” the Catalan said in his press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Everton.


Earlier today, City were linked with a £50million move for Ben Chilwell, the Leicester full-back, with the aforementioned Mendy set to be out of action until February.

France international Mendy was signed by the Etihad club last summer and was viewed as long-term option for the left-back position, but injuries have plagued his spell in Manchester.


‘£50million is a fair price’ for Ben Chilwell says Stuart Pearce


He missed almost the entirety of last season with a cruciate injury, while a meniscus problem in his left knee is expected to to keep Mendy out until almost the third month of the new year.

There is good news for Guardiola on the injury front, however, with Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne in line to return for City when they take on the Toffees, in a match which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.

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Rangers transfer news: Gareth McAuley backs reported January move for Southampton midfielder Steven Davis

Rangers’ reported January move for Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has been backed by current Ibrox star Gareth McAuley.

Davis, the Northern Ireland international, has been linked with a return to Ibrox next month after a frustrating season so far at Southampton.

Davis has been limited to just a single Premier League start this season

The 33-year-old has played only three Premier League games for Saints this term, but McAuley has no doubts about his international team-mate’s talents.

Davis is a former Gers captain who won three league titles under Walter Smith and McAuley would love to see him bring that quality back to Glasgow.

The Light Blues saw their European adventure come to an end on Thursday night as their inability to cut open Rapid Vienna denied Steven Gerrard’s side a place in the Europa League last 32.

But McAuley sees Davis as the ideal man to spearhead Rangers’ push for honours on the domestic front.

Asked if he had spoken to his compatriot about the transfer rumours, the centre-back said: “Not yet. Is that the name getting banded about?

Davis was dropped from Southampton’s matchday squad for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first match in charge

“I don’t know if it’s on the cards, but he’s certainly the player who has been here before, who has captained the club and knows what it’s about.

“I did a piece the other week on my best XI and he was in there. He’s a top player and a great guy.

“Could he provide the creativity we need? Possibly, possibly. As players we all need to do a bit more to create and opens teams up.

“The last time I spoke to Steven was at the last international game. He was keeping his cards close to his chest.

“He was more frustrated that he wasn’t playing at Southampton. I’ve said before that I don’t think he’s really appreciated other than by the club he’s at.


“But the players down there will know what a fantastic player he is.

“I know he’s frustrated that he’s not playing football and, if the opportunity is there for him and things are right with Southampton, then I’m sure he’d love to (come back). It’s an amazing club. I can’t think of anywhere better to play.”

Gerrard admits Gers will need ‘help’ next month after Thursday night’s 1-0 loss in Vienna came on the back of five dropped domestic points against Dundee and Aberdeen.

McAuley has made five appearances for Rangers

But McAuley insists he and his team-mates do not see the looming prospect of new recruits as a threat.

He said: “Obviously the club wants to progress, they want to move forward, they want to bring other players in and the lads are open to that.

“They want help, they want to win as a group and progress and any help we can get is more than welcome.”

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Arsenal transfer news: Gunners bid £29million for Roma winger Cengiz Under after Tottenham have reported offer rejected

Arsenal have submitted a bid for Roma winger Cengiz Under, according to reports.

Under, the Turkey international, is one of the most in-demand players in European football right now, and Tottenham are already claimed to have had an offer for him rejected by Roma.

Under has impressed since joining Roma last summer

Spurs, Arsenal’s local rivals, are believed to be preparing another bid for Under, but the Gunners have now made their first move for the 21-year-old wonderkid.

Tuttomercatoweb claim Arsenal have submitted an offer worth around £29million (€32m) for Under, who has scored five goals and created a further five in 19 matches this season.


Arsenal’s opening bid is reported to have been instantly rejected by Roma, who value Under closer to the £45million (€50m) mark.

Furthermore, Roma do not wish to sell Under in January, and they have no need to as progression to the Champions League last 16 has improved their financial situation.

Under sealing a big-money move away from Roma next summer is believed to be much more likely.

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Leeds United transfer news: Samu Saiz to leave Elland Road and join Getafe ‘in coming days’

Samu Saiz will leave Leeds United ‘in the coming days’, according to reports in Spain.

Saiz, the playmaker, has featured in all 21 of Leeds’ Championship matches this season with the Whites currently sitting second, behind Norwich, in the league table.

Saiz could be on the move in January

However, he has found himself playing a rotation role over the past couple of weeks, with just one start in the previous seven fixtures. He has also completed the full 90 minutes just once since the end of September, and the fact he is no longer a key player under Marcelo Bielsa, the Leeds manager, has raised questions about his future.

And, according to AS, Saiz is set to leave Leeds in the near future with Getafe of Spain’s La Liga close to completing his signing.

Per SportWitness, Saiz ‘will arrive [at Getafe] in the coming days on loan with a purchase option’.

Despite the claims suggesting a deal is all but agreed, AS do report that Leeds do not want to lose Saiz, who has registered three Championship assists this season.

The 27-year-old, who began his career in Real Madrid’s youth academy, has previously played for Getafe; though he predominantly turned out for their ‘B’ team, he did appear once in La Liga in 2012.

Saiz has played a reduced role over the past couple of months

Saiz has also been on the books at Melilla, Almeria, Atletico Madrid and Huesca, the club from which he joined Leeds last summer.

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Ben Chilwell: ‘£50million is a fair price’ for Manchester City transfer target, says Stuart Pearce

Manchester City target Ben Chilwell is well worth his reported £50million price tag, according to Stuart Pearce.

The Leicester City and England left-back has been linked with a stunning move to the Premier League champions in January and many have been stunned by the rumoured fee.

Ben Chilwell is a £50million target for Manchester City

Chilwell, who turns 22 this month, signed a new long-term contract with the Foxes just two months after after a remarkable start to the season.

The academy graduate has nailed down the left-back spot with his boyhood club and made his England debut last month, starting in all of England’s last four games as they qualified for the Nations League finals.

And his form this season has reportedly alerted City, who are again without first-choice left-back Benjamin Mendy due to injury and are looking for alternatives.

But while many are baulking at the rumoured fee, former Man City player and manager Pearce believes Chilwell – previously linked with Liverpool – is worth every bit of £50m.

Speaking on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “That’s probably the going rate for an England international player, and it certainly is if Manchester City pick the phone up, you know you’re going to put £10m or £20m on to it anyway.

Chilwell has impressed at left-back for Leicester and England

“I like the kid, I’ve seen him a couple of times this season and I’ve been very impressed by him, in an England shirt and a Leicester shirt.

“He’s of a great age, he’s 22 [this year] and you’re paying for the fact he could still have another ten years.

“He’s got great energy and can deal with the ball really well.

“I think he would be a good fit for Manchester City and I can see why there would be interest.”

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Transfer news: Tottenham ready to steal Andre Gomes from Everton when Barcelona loan deal expires

Tottenham are planning to pinch Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes from under the noses of Everton, according to reports.

The 25-year-old is currently on loan at Goodison Park from the Nou Camp, and has impressed with a number of strong performances for the Toffees.

Andre Gomes has settled well in the Premier League

Everton are hoping to land the Portugal international in a permanent deal at the end of the season when his loan expires.

But, according to The Sun, Tottenham are looking to steal Gomes away from the Merseyside club.

Chairman Daniel Levy is fighting tooth and nail to cling on to manager Mauricio Pochettino – who has been linked with the Manchester United and Real Madrid jobs.

And having failed to bring in a single new player in the previous summer transfer window, the Spurs chief is now ready to back the boss in the transfer market and will reportedly sanction a deal for Gomes.

The Barca midfielder has been widely linked with a permanent move to Everton thanks to his impressive form.

Andre Gomes has heaps of experience at the highest level with Barcelona

But it is claimed he is ready to delay a transfer to Merseyside as Spurs look to swoop in.

It’s clear Tottenham would be a more attractive move for the 25-year-old Portuguese star.


Spurs this week booked their place in the Champions League last 16, and are on course to qualify for the competition against next season with them currently sitting third in the Premier League table.

Everton, meanwhile, sit only one point below Manchester United in seventh place, although they face a tough task of breaking in the Premier League’s top six on a long-term basis.

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Transfer news and football gossip: Man City in for £50m Leicester ace, Tottenham to snatch Gomes, Leeds star eyes exit

The transfer window reopens in a few weeks and there is plenty of gossip around. Here’s all the top rumours and football news from Friday’s newspapers and online…

Manchester City are plotting a stunning move for £50million-rated Leicester defender Ben Chilwell. Left-back Chilwell signed a new £110,000-per-week deal that runs until 2024 just two months ago, but that hasn’t stopped the champions putting the 21 year-old on their January wish list. (Daily Mirror)

Ben Chilwell has broken into the senior England team this year

Real Madrid want to sign Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz in the January transfer window and hope to agree a deal for around £10 million. Diaz, 19, is out of contract at the end of the season but Madrid want to complete a move in the new year to ensure he moves to the Bernabeu. (ESPN)

Tottenham are hoping to steal Andre Gomes from Everton with the Barcelona midfielder ready to delay a permanent move to Merseyside. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is fighting tooth and nail to cling on to boss Mauricio Pochettino – who’s wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid. Now Levy has finally realised he will need to back the Spurs boss in the transfer market – and may sanction a bid for Gomes. (The Sun)

Danny Rose does not expect Tottenham Hotspur to strengthen their squad in January, but added that Mauricio Pochettino’s achievements with lesser resources than his Premier League rivals “speaks volumes” about his quality. (Independent)

Mike Ashley is increasingly confident that a £300m deal to sell Newcastle will be finalised in the New Year. A consortium fronted by former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon is close to agreeing a price for the club. (Daily Express)

Newcastle fans have wanted Mike Ashley away from the club for years

Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, is on a fresh collision course with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodwardover transfers as he grows increasingly angry about a lack of activity. Mourinho is desperate to recruit a centre-half next month and believes United’s defensive woes this season have underlined the folly of the failure to strengthen at the back in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery admits he may be forced to add a central defender to his January shopping list. The Gunners are without a host of centre-backs and look like heading to Southampton on Sunday with only one recognised fit defender in recently returned Laurent Koscielny. (Daily Mail)

Samuel Saiz is being strongly linked with a January move to Getafe amid indications that the Leeds United midfielder wants to leave England. Getafe are reportedly looking at a deal which would take Saiz to La Liga next month after the 27-year-old informed Leeds that he was keen to return to Spain after an 18-month spell at Elland Road. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Samuel Saiz could be on the move in January

Cardiff City striker Ibrahim Meite is set to leave the club on a free transfer in January with Russia one potential destination. Meite, 22, made just two first-team appearances for the Bluebirds after joining them in January 2017 and spent the first-half of last season on loan at League Two side Crawley Town. The forward had a trial with Russian Premier League club FC Ural Yekaterinburg last month at their mid-season training camp in Cyprus. (Daily Mail)

Raul Jimenez admits he will keep Wolves waiting until the summer before the committing to a £30million switch. Striker Jimenez, 27, has shone on loan from Benfica with four goals and four assists this term for promoted Wanderers. (Daily Mirror)

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Arsenal transfer news: Fans beg Gunners board to sign Rennes wonderkid Ismaila Sarr after stunning Europa League goal

Arsenal fans on Twitter are desperate for the club to sign Rennes wonderkid Ismaila Sarr after his world-class strike in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The winger may not be a household name right now, but he is doing all the right things to earn a lucrative move away from Ligue 1.

Sarr celebrates with his teammates after the goal

Pacy, direct and able to play off of either wing, it is hardly surprising to know the Senegal international has earned comparisons with Barcelona winger Ousmane Demebele.

On Thursday night the calls from Arsenal fans to get the talented starlet became even louder after the 19-year-old scored an absolute screamer against Astana.

Picking the ball up outside the box, Sarr drove forward and fired a rocket into the top corner past the despairing keeper.

Some Gunners fans were so impressed, check out the best Tweets below!

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Transfer news and football gossip: Juventus plot £80m Paul Pogba bid, Chelsea striker to Barcelona, Arsenal’s defender wish list

talkSPORT.com round-up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Juventus want to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba for £80m in January. (Tuttosport)

If Juve’s bid fails, they will use the money to fund a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco. (Tuttosport)

Chelsea have reportedly offered striker Alvaro Morata to Barcelona. (RAC1)

Arsenal are looking to sign a new centre-back in January and are considering Manchester United man Eric Bailly, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Real Valladolid’s 23-year-old defender Fernando Calero. (Daily Mirror)

Could Man United cash in on Paul Pogba in January?

Tottenham are braced for Real Madrid and Manchester United to renew their interest in manager Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season. (The Guardian)

Yaya Toure believes he can still play in the Premier League after leaving Olympiakos after just three months on Wednesday. The 35-year-old and has already turned down offers from clubs in the Chinese Super League and MLS. (Sky Sports)

MLS side Atlanta United have denied chasing Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as they look to appoint a new head coach. (Daily Mail)

Yaya Toure wants to return to the Premier League

Arsenal and Newcastle United have been told they will have to pay £30m to sign Atlanta United’s Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle are considering a move for 20-year-old Japan and FC Groningen winger Ritsu Doan in January. (Chronicle)

Mauro Icardi has been linked with leaving Inter Milan following their failure to reach the last 16 of the Champions League, with Real Madrid said to be interested. (AS)


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