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CHELSEA appear to be closing in on the signing of Enzo Fernandez, with reports in Italy revealing the structure of a deal.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine and Gianluca Di Marzio has stated that a deal is close.

The last details are now being discussed on payment terms over a €127million deal which is to be paid in three €40million instalments, he states.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his Al-Nassr contract that means he could move to Newcastle if they qualify for the Champions League, according to sensational reports.

According to Marca, Ronaldo's Al Nassr contract has a clause in it which would allow him to join Eddie Howe's Newcastle on loan if they qualify for the Champions League.

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  • James Colasanti

    Chelsea 'plan record Fernandez swoop'

    Chelsea are about to sign Benfica star Enzo Fernandez for a Premier League record fee, according to The Mirror.

    The Blues are set to pay £112million for the 21-year-old Argentina midfielder, who impressed for the new world champions at Qatar 2022.

  • Henry Tomlinson

    La Liga calling for Soyuncu

    Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu is reportedly attracting interest from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

    The Foxes are believed to be ready to move the Turkish defender on in order to fund their own moves in the January transfer window.

    And Atletico are ready to try and sign him, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    It has been reported that the capital club already have an agreement to sign him on a free transfer in the summer, but are hoping to seal a deal which will see him move sooner.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Gunners Felix advantage

    Arsenal have been handed an advantage to sign Joao Felix in January due to him being in contact with a member of the Gunners squad.

    Felix, 23, is set to move on loan during the window, with a number of clubs interested in his services for the remainder of the season.

    The Athletic report that should the choice between the three clubs come down to a personal decision on Felix's part, Arsenal hold an ace in the form of Thomas Partey.

    The Ghanaian, who played alongside Felix in the 2019/20 season, remains in contact with him.

    He, therefore, represents a unique advantage for Mikel Arteta's side if they need to convince the Portugal ace to join them.

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Dennis facing Forest axe

    Nottingham Forest are reportedly set to axe £15 million summer signing Emmanuel Dennis.

    The striker made the move to the City Ground in the summer from Watford but has failed to cement a spot in the first team under manager Steve Cooper.

    Now, he is set to be on the hunt for a new club as Forest are planning to cut their losses on the 25-year-old, according to The Telegraph.

    The decision is believed to have been made in order to make space in the club's 25-man squad for the Premier League.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Ronaldo arrives at Al Nassr

    Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Saudi Arabia after joining Al Nassr.

    The Portuguese striker was a free agent after leaving Manchester United following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Fernandez 'very close' to Chelsea

    Chelsea are reportedly 'very close' to signing World Cup winner and Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

    According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blues are closing in on a deal for the 21-year-old, which could cost the club €127 million (£112,4m) in instalments.

    Benfica were adamant that the release clause would have to be paid if they were to let him go this month, and it appears Chelsea have met their demands.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Foxes 'interested' in Dubravka

    Leicester City are reportedly interested in Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

    He had spent the first half of the season on loan at Manchester United, but the Slovakian was recalled once the transfer window opened.

    According to the Guardian, Leicester want to bring the goalkeeper to the King Power Stadium in order to challenge Danny Ward for the number one shirt.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Portsmouth SACK Cowley

    Portsmouth have parted company with manager coach Danny Cowley and his brother assistant head coach Nicky Cowley.

    Chief executive Andrew Cullen said in a statement: "We are desperately disappointed that, following our recent run of results, we have today made the difficult decision to part company with Danny and Nicky.

    "Both Danny and Nicky have given everything to Pompey, working so hard inside and outside of the training ground with a determination to bring success – not just to the football club, but to the city of Portsmouth and the wider community.

    “Danny and Nicky both really understand Portsmouth and they should look back with pride at the progress and innovation they have delivered at the club."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Liverpool urged to splash £200m

    Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to invest heavily in younger players to replace the team's ageing stars.

    He told Sky Sports: "When you look at the age profile of a lot of the players within the squad, they’ve got a lot of players in their 30s or coming into their 30s who’ve been great for the club, but that is one of the reasons why the ownership is up for sale, or they’re looking for investment, because Liverpool are going to need to go big in the summer.

    “Liverpool year in, year out, have sold someone, bought someone, but I think this is a case of now Liverpool need to spend about £200 million.

    “I’m not saying that in terms of that’s the secret to success – there’s lots of teams who have shown that doesn’t necessarily work – but Liverpool need to sign maybe three midfield players, I would say. Not necessarily all to play, but Keïta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, even James Milner, they’re all out of contract.

    “The age of Thiago who is injured quite a lot, Henderson, Fabinho, I think Liverpool need three midfield players and when you’re talking about real quality you need at least £40-50 million on those types of players, I would imagine.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    PL trio 'chasing' Akpom

    Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace are reportedly tracking Middlesborough striker Chuba Akpom.

    The former Arsenal striker has found his feet in the Championship and has excelled under the guidance of manager Michael Carrick.

    He has scored eight goals in Carrick’s nine games since taking charge of Boro, and this form has attracted interest from the Premier League trio, according to the MailOnline.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    PL sides in Dumfries transfer race

    Three Premier League clubs have been credited with an interest in Inter Milan and Holland full-back Denzel Dumfries.

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are considering making a bid for the World Cup defender, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

    The Serie A giants value Dumfries at £53million and are believed to be inviting a bidding war for him this month.

  • Henry Tomlinson

    More on Jonathan David's future

    The 22-year-old has admitted that he can only see himself moving to the Premier League and that a January move is "possible".

    In an interview with La Voix du Nord, he said: “I don’t know, I think it’s possible, very possible (to leave Lille in the transfer window).

    “I don’t know if I can see myself anywhere other than the Premier League.

    “It could well be the Premier League.”

  • Henry Tomlinson

    David 'difficult' for Lille to keep

    Lille manager Paulo Fonseca has admitted that he could lose star striker Jonathan David.

    The Canadian is widely regarded as one of the most promising strikers in Europe at the moment.

    David's season hit a new high as he hit his tenth goal of the season against Stade de Reims.

    Speaking after the game, Fonseca said: "It will be difficult to keep him at the club next season."

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Dolberg loaned to Hoffenhiem

    Nice striker Kasper Dolberg has been loaned to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim after his stay at Sevilla was cut short.

    The German side will have the option to buy the Danish international at the end of the season.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Spurs cool on Porro

    Tottenham have reportedly cooled their interest in Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro.

    The club are believed to be fans of the 23-year-old, but do not want to pay his £40 million release clause, according to Sky Sports.

    The Portuguese side are believed not to be willing to accept a fee below the figure.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Maguire could look for Spurs move

    Harry Maguire has been backed to make an exit from Manchester United and move to Tottenham

    The defender is out of favour at Old Trafford, and former Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara believes he could do a job for the North London side.

    He told TalkSport: “Harry Maguire is better than what we’ve got. He’s not playing at Manchester United. If a left-back is playing at centre-half and you’re not featuring, then Maguire has got to be looking at saying ‘I want out.’

    “[Lisandro] Martinez is going to come back from the World Cup with Argentina, so Harry Maguire is going to go even further down the pecking order. Maguire has got to look to get out of there. I would have him at Tottenham, absolutely, definitely.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Red Devils eye France striker

    Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £53million move for World Cup finalist Randal Kolo Muani.

    The French striker is attracting interest after his form with Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt earned him a call to the national side for the tournament in Qatar.

    Italian outlet Tuttosport have suggested that United hold an interest in the 24-year-old and have indicated that Premier League could try to sign him this month.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Vieira wants new players

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira thinks his side "needs" to sign new players in order to compete in the Premier League.

    He said: “The focus is really on the players that we have. I think (in the 2-0 win against Bournemouth) we showed that we have a really good group of players.

    "Of course we want to improve the squad. We’ve identified the profile of players that we need.

    “And now the scouting department is starting to look after those players. And then the second phase of it is to see if we can make it happen or not. But of course, we will need players if we want to be more competitive in the Premier League.

    “But if we don’t find those players, we will work as well as we can, like we did (against Bournemouth).”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Moura talks not happening

    Spurs are reportedly not holding talks with Sao Paulo regarding Lucas Moura.

    The Brazilian attacker has been linked with a move back to his boyhood club but according to Fabrizio Romano, no talks have taken place.

    Moura's contract expires at the end of the season and he would be able to make the switch for free in the summer.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Chelse expected to be busy

    Jamie Carragher has tipped Chelsea to be the busiest team during the January transfer window.

    He told Sky Sports: "It may be Chelsea because every time I pick a newspaper up it appears that they are buying someone.

    "It feels like they are going for every player in the world, and it takes me back to when Roman Abramovich first came into the club. 

    "I thought with him leaving it might be the end of that, but it doesn’t seem to be the case, certainly with the new regime at Chelsea looking like they are willing to throw their money about in a bid to bring the top players to Stamford Bridge.

    "That’s what Chelsea have been used to for the last ten to 15 years. I thought that may stop a little bit but it looks like Todd Boehly and his team are scouting the earth for players, and I expect them to be busy." 

  • Henry Tomlinson

    O'Neil looking to add to Cherries

    Bournemouth manager Gary O'Neil is hopeful of seeing some new players arrive at the Vitality Stadium during the transfer window.

    He said: “The transfer window opens and, as with the other 19 teams in the league, we’ll be looking to improve.

    “It’s not always easy in January. Sometimes it’s a tricky month to get good players out of where they are.

    “But we will be looking to improve. Hopefully help the boys we’ve got here, who are a great group, work their socks off – honest, have quality.

    “But if we can add to that, of course it helps our chances.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Rodgers expects funds for January

    Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is expecting to have money available for new players in the January transfer window.

    He said: "It's a very difficult league.

    "It is not all about money but if you're going to progress you have to be able to bring in players. If you stand still, others overtake you.

    "I think there will be a little bit of money to spend in the areas we want to, so we feel we can do that."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Gunners ‘target’ Montpiellier star

    Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Montpellier striker Elye Wahi.

    The club have been tracking the 20-year-old’s progress over the last few months, according to French outlet Foot Mercato.

    However, a move may not happen in January, with a summer pursuit more likely.

    The report has stated that he would only leave the French club should a “fantastic” offer arrive for the player.

    The Ligue 1 side want to keep hold of the talented youngster and are believed to value him at £26.5million.

  • Henry Tomlinson

    De Zebri backs up Mac Allister

    Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi believes that Alexis Mac Allister is making the right decision by committing to the club.

    He said: “I am happy if he wants to stay with us until the end of the season and I think it is better for him.

    “For us, for sure, but also for him because in this moment changing team in January can be a problem for him.

    “For us, for sure, but also for him.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Mac Allister happy at Brighton

    Alexis Mac Allister has insisted he is in "no rush" to leave Brighton after winning the World Cup with Argentina.

    The midfielder has attracted interest following his performances in Qatar, but it seems likely that he will be at the club.

    He told Sky Sports: “I am focused on Brighton, they know how grateful I am.

    “I have no rush to leave, and I am happy here, I enjoy every day."

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