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Chelsea transfer news: David Luiz may look for move elsewhere due to club’s over-30s contract policy

David Luiz may look to leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to reports.

Doubts have emerged over the future of Luiz, the defender, just days after his stunning display in Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester City.

Luiz has been widely praised for his performance in the defeat of Manchester City

He helped create N’Golo Kante’s opening goal with a superb long-range pass to Pedro to begin a rare attacking move, before scoring Chelsea’s second to put the result beyond all doubt with a fine header that looped into the far corner of Ederson’s net.

He was also a rock at the heart of Chelsea’s defence, and Luiz been widely praised for his recovery from the horror show he put in when Spurs beat the Blues last month.

Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, has already made it clear he wants the club to tie Luiz down to a new contract, but Luiz is ready to consider his future if Chelsea refuse to break their over-30s policy for him.

The Stamford Bridge club refuse to offer over-30s players new deals longer than 12 months, and the Mirror says this may force Luiz to look elsewhere.

Luiz’s performance vs Man City

  • Tackles – 2
  • Clearances – 7
  • Blocks – 1
  • Aerials Won – 5
  • Shots – 1
  • Goals – 1
  • Touches – 66
  • Passes – 49
  • Pass Accuracy – 85.7%

With his deal expiring at the end of the season, Luiz can start receiving pre-contract offers from other clubs on New Year’s Day.

Luiz does want to stay at Chelsea, however, admitting so after his display on Saturday.

“We are still talking,” Luiz said when quizzed over a new contract. “Let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings. I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay.”

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Manchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho confident of signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld in £40m deal

Manchester United are preparing to make a January move for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho, the Man United manager, has held discussions with club chiefs who have signed off the purchase of a new defender.

Mourinho has been allowed to buy a new defender in January

However, a compromise has been reached as Mourinho’s number one target, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, is too expensive.

And so, according to The Sun, Mourinho has turned attentions to Alderweireld, who he is ‘confident’ of signing from Spurs in a £40million deal.

Alderweireld is out of contract next summer and there has yet to be any indication he will sign a new deal with the north London club.

The 29-year-old has proven himself in the Premier League for many years, and he would also be available to play for United in the Champions League in the new year due to UEFA changing their rules on player registrations for the knockout stage.

Alderweireld has been linked to Manchester United for many years

Mourinho has vocally criticised Manchester United for their failure to buy a new centre-half throughout the summer, and the Red Devils have already conceded 26 goals this season – just one fewer than Huddersfield who sit in the relegation places.

The signing of Alderweireld is seen as a short-term fix for the club, however, rather than any vote of confidence for the under-pressure Mourinho.

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Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal and Liverpool eye Barcelona star, Everton ace Richarlison wanted by Barca, David Luiz to leave Chelsea? round-up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Monday’s papers and online…

Everton’s Brazilian star Richarlison is a target for Barcelona. (Daily Star)

Arsenal want to sign Barcelona’s ace Ousmane Dembele – but Lionel Messi says the Catalan club “need” the 21-year-old Frenchman. (Football.London)

Meanwhile, reports claim Liverpool could have the chance of signing Dembele if they can meet Barcelona’s asking price. (El Confidencial)

David Luiz may look to leave Chelsea, with reports the club are only willing to offer the 31-year-old a 12 month contract extension beyond the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Victor Moses is likely to leave Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, with the Blues looking to sell the 27-year-old. Crystal Palace and Fulham are both interested in the £12m-rated utility player. (The Sun)

Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno and Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal are both targets for Marseille, who are looking to bolster their defensive options in January. (France Football)

Phil Foden, 18, is poised to sign a six-year contract with Manchester City. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham youngster Reece Oxford was watched by scouts from Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim at a recent under-23s match, amid suggestions the 19-year-old wants to leave the Hammers. (The Sun)

Matteo Darmian has said he is “proud” to be a Manchester United player, but has conceded he misses his native Italy, with Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma are all said to be on the 29-year-old’s tail. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Everton will allow England Under-21 defender Mason Holgate, 22, to leave the club on loan in January. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic and Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor, 25, is a target for Premier League side Bournemouth. (Scottish Sun)

Germany coach Joachim Low has admitted he would be tempted by the opportunity to manage Real Madrid.(Marca)

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Chelsea transfer news: Blues receive boost as Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez admits he could leave

Chelsea have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.

The Blues have been linked with the player as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who seems set to leave in the summer.

Denis Suarez in Copa del Rey action last week.

Suarez, once on the books at Manchester City, has plenty of suitors thanks to his performances at the Camp Nou over the last two seasons, although he has remained on the fringes.

In his first two campaigns with the senior team he made 44 LaLiga appearances but has only made one this year – an eight minute cameo in the 4-0 victory over Espanyol.

And it appears Chelsea, who seem most keen on his services, could get lucky in their pursuit as the player grows frustrated at his lack of minutes.

He told Spanish media earlier this week: “I work to play and I’m not having minutes, if I do not play… we’ll see.

Suarez could leave Barcelona for Chelsea as he searches for more games.

“I want to play, today [against Cultural Leonesa] I was able to enjoy and I felt good, comfortable, I want to play as much as possible.”

Suarez has one cap for Spain, which he received in 2016 ahead of the European Championships in France.

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Chelsea news: Victor Moses wants to leave Stamford Bridge with former club Crystal Palace interested

Victor Moses is hopeful of ending his Chelsea nightmare in January with former club Crystal Palace interested in signing him.

The 27-year-old has struggled to get into Maurizio Sarri’s side this season and has only made two Premier League appearances and six in all competitions.

Victor Moses has struggled for games at Chelsea this season

Moses played for Crystal Palace between 2007 and 2010 after coming through their academy before leaving for Wigan Athletic and according to the Sun, Chelsea would be hoping for around £12million for the versatile player.

After numerous loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United, Moses returned to Stamford Bridge in 2016 under Antonio Conte and was instrumental, playing 38 times to help them win the title.

Moses lifts the Premier League title in 2017

After Nigeria lost their Group D World Cup clash 2-1 with Argentina, where Moses equalised from the spot, he announced his retirement from international football.

Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz helped Chelsea to end Manchester City’s unbeaten run on Saturday and now means they are eight points behind leaders Liverpool.


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Transfer news and football gossip: Arsenal to sell Ozil for just £25m, Chelsea prepare defender bid, Barcelona want Tottenham’s Harry Kane round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online…

Arsenal are ready to cash in on Mesut Ozil, the playmaker, as early as next month. The Gunners will agree a cut-price sale of Ozil for just £25million with Internazionale of Milan interested. (Sun)

Chelsea are preparing a £20million offer for Elseid Hysaj, the Albania full-back, who plays for Maurizio Sarri’s former club Napoli. (Sun)

Manchester United will have to pay upwards of £90million to sign Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly, Jose Mourinho’s number one January target. (Times)

Tottenham forward Harry Kane is a target of Barcelona’s, with the Camp Nou club desperate to sign the England international for £200million next summer. (Daily Star)

Kane comes up against Barcelona on Tuesday evening

Real Madrid will be rivalled by Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea next summer. (Mirror)

Manchester City are making a last-ditch attempt to keep Brahim Diaz at the Etihad as Real Madrid close in on an £8million purchase. (Sun)

Bristol City and England Under-21 defender Lloyd Kelly has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. (Mirror)

Tottenham are also keen on Tonny Vilhena, the Feyenoord midfielder, who is a target of Roma’s. (Calciomercato)

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Lucas Perez shows off gruesome foot injury after West Ham’s win over Crystal Palace

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star refuses Man of the Match award and gives it to James Milner

It was a heart-warming scene

‘Diogo Dalot is the full-back Liverpool fans think Trent Alexander-Arnold is’ – Manchester United fans love their young defender

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson sets new club record to overtake Javier Mascherano after remaining unbeaten in his opening 16 Premier League games

Paris Saint-Germain call french newspaper L’Equipe ‘schizophrenic’ after Neymar and Kylian Mbappe claims

‘Worst one season wonder ever!’ – Fans heap praise on Mohamed Salah after another Liverpool hat-trick

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Manchester United transfer news: Romelu Lukaku ‘considering future’ at the club because of Jose Mourinho

Romelu Lukaku is considering his future at Manchester United after growing frustrated with manager Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

The Belgian striker becomes the latest unhappy Red Devils star, with fellow big-money signings Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez also unsettled at Old Trafford.

Lukaku has struggled for goals this season

According to The Sun, Lukaku would weigh up his future at the club if his spell out of the team continues.

The 25-year-old has dropped to the bench for several big games recently, including the 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Wednesday.

The striker is no longer an automatic pick

He has started only twice since October and has just one goal in his last 14 games for the club.

The news comes after Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes issued a rare statement claiming the Portuguese boss is ‘fully committed’ to United, despite reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid.

Mendes said: “Jose is very happy at the club and the club is very happy with him.

“He has a long-term contract with United and is fully committed to the club in building a solid winning project.”

The Red Devils, without a win in their last four Premier League games, welcome strugglers Fulham to Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Transfer news and football gossip: Romelu Lukaku considering Manchester United future, Eden Hazard to City ruled out, Chelsea target ‘signs new deal’ round-up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online…

Romelu Lukaku has become frustrated with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and is now considering his future at the club. [The Sun]

Eden Hazard’s future may be uncertain, but he definitely won’t be going to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola ruled out a move for the Belgian. [Evening Standard]

Chelsea and Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Juventus defender Alex Sandro, with the left-back reportedly signing a new deal with the Italian champions. [The Sun]

Liverpool are unlikely to recall Harry Wilson from his Derby loan in January, despite the 21-year-old’s exceptional form. [Liverpool Echo]

Paris Saint-Germain were ‘willing to sell’ Neymar or Kylian Mbappe to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions. [L’Equipe]

PSG denied claims they were ready to sell Neymar or Mbappe

However, PSG have denied those claims and claimed L’Equipe has a vendetta against the club. [PSG]

Robert Snodgrass revealed he was out of shape when he returned to West Ham from his Aston Villa loan because of eating in service stations. [Daily Mail]

Manchester City target Frenkie de Jong would prefer a move to PSG this summer. The French champions are willing to spend £67million on the Ajax midfielder. [De Telegraaf]

Leicester boss Claude Puel expects Harry Maguire to stay at the King Power even if Manchester United rekindle their interest in January. [Sky Sports]

Leeds and Aston Villa are battling to secure the signature of Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton. [Daily Star]

Chambers cannot make an early return to Arsenal

Arsenal cannot recall Callum Chambers from his loan spell at Fulham despite Rob Holding being ruled out for the season with a ruptured ACL. [Evening Standard]

Wolves are ready to smash their transfer record and pay £34million to make Raul Jiminez’s loan deal from Benfica permanent. [O Jogo]

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino downplayed the chances of making another move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. [Goal]

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has returned to Chile to continue his recovery from a hamstring injury. [Independent]

Newcastle have not made an offer for Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron, despite reports they had already launched a £15million bid. [Goal]

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Sunday 9th December 2018 Fixtures

Here are today’s eligible fixtures:

Premier League

Newcastle v Wolves | 16:00

Ligue 1

Strasbourg v Caen | 14:00
Lille v Reims| 16:00


Mainz 05 v Hannover 96 | 14:30
Borussia M’gladbach v Stuttgart | 17:00

La Liga

Eibar v Levante | 11:00
Huesca v Real Madrid | 15:15
Real Sociedad v Real Valladolid  | 17:30
Real Betis v Rayo Vallecano | 19:45

Serie A

Sassuolo v Fiorentina | 11:30
Empoli v Bologna | 14:00
Parma v Chievo | 14:00
Udinese v Atalanta | 14:00
Genoa v SPAL | 17:00
Milan v Torino | 19:30

Treble Match Day Payouts

Top Defender: £0.12
Top Midfielder: £0.12
Top Forward: £0.12
Star Player: £0.06

In-Play Dividends


£0.02: Forward & Midfielder
£0.03: Defender & Goalkeeper


£0.01: All positions

Clean Sheet

£0.02: Goalkeeper

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Saturday 8th December 2018 Fixtures

Premier League

Bournemouth v Liverpool | 12:30
Arsenal v Huddersfield | 15:00
Burnley v Brighton | 15:00
Cardiff v Southampton | 15:00
Man Utd v Fulham | 15:00
West Ham v Crystal Palace | 15:00
Chelsea v Man City | 17:30
Leicester City v Spurs | 19:45

Ligue 1

Guingamp v Amiens|19:00
Rennes v Dijon | 19:00


Bayern Munich v Nurnberg | 14:30
Schalke 04 v Dortmund | 14:30
Bayer Leverkusen v Augsburg | 14:30
Freiburg v RB Leipzig | 14:30
Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim | 14:30
Hertha BSC v Frankfurt | 17:30

La Liga

Atletico Madrid v Deportivo Alaves | 12:00
Valencia v Sevilla | 15:15
Villarreal v Ceta de Vigo | 17:30
Espanyol v Barcelona | 19:45

Serie A

Napoli v Frosinone | 14:00
Cagliari v Roma | 17:00
Lazio v Sampdoria | 19:30

Treble Match Day Payouts

Top Defender: £0.12
Top Midfielder: £0.12
Top Forward: £0.12
Star Player: £0.06

In-Play Dividends


£0.02: Forward & Midfielder
£0.03: Defender & Goalkeeper


£0.01: All positions

Clean Sheet

£0.02: Goalkeeper

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