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Chelsea news: Real Madrid hope Barcelona win Champions League clash for shock reason

Real Madrid are eyeing Chelsea forward Hazard with their current attack in sore need of a revamp. Cristiano Ronaldo’s best days appear to be behind him with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio also failing to fire. As a result, Zinedine Zidane wants Hazard in order to ensure Los Blancos keep pace with Barcelona at the La Liga summit in the future. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims the club want to open negotiations as soon as possible – with Barcelona now key to the deal. Chelsea have been…

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Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho to use part of £80m transfer kitty on Brazilian sensation

Mourinho is expected to be busy in the January transfer window bolstering his squad. With Manchester City seemingly running away with the Premier League, the United boss is desperate to build a squad capable of challenging. Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof were drafted in during the summer transfer window. But with injuries to his squad and a busy fixture schedule both in domestic and European competitions to contend with, Mourinho is desperate to bring in more bodies. And the Sunday Times claim Bordeaux winger Malcom heads Mourinho’s wishlist…

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte plans Juventus swoop for defender Alex Sandro – EXCLUSIVE

Juventus have indicated that they are willing to cash in on the Brazilian wing-back who has failed to sign a new contract. The Blues spent the whole of last summer trying to tempt the Italian giants into selling the £70million rated star. But they found that their £55m bid for Sandro was snubbed and the player has suffered a slump in form as a result. Juventus now feel that they will have to do business when the transfer window opens at the start of next month. They will however wait…

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Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho plots £27m Real Madrid move in January transfer window

The Manchester United boss is expected to be in the market to bolster his squad in the New Year. They have been linked with moves for Gareth Bale and Mesut Ozil most recently. But with Marouane Fellaini soon to be out of contract and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s future looking more and more bleak every week, Mourinho wants to strengthen his midfield options. And he has reportedly targeted Croatia international Kovacic as the solution to his problem. That’s according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who claim United are confident £27m would be…

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Chelsea to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Thomas Lemar with player-plus-cash offer

Both Arsenal and Liverpool were close to signing the winger in the summer but a deal failed to materialise. The Gunners in fact had a £90m offer agreed in the closing stages of the last transfer window, but Alexis Sanchez’s failure to join Manchester City meant a move for Lemar was never able to be completed. Liverpool also were said to have had two bids knocked back for Lemar with reports this week suggesting Jurgen Klopp hasn’t given up hope of signing Lemar as a possible replacement for Philippe Coutinho…

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Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho prepared to sell unhappy players for right price

The futures of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini are all under scrutiny with the January transfer window opening in a fortnight.  Mkhitaryan has been frozen out to the extent that he has not even made the match-day squad for seven of the last eight games; Shaw’s game time has been limited by Ashley Young’s outstanding form at left-back, while Fellaini can leave on a free transfer in the summer after rejecting the offer of a new contract and United might be tempted to cash in on January.  Mourinho…

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Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola sends chilling warning – We can get even better

All-conquering City take on Tottenham tomorrow looking to extend their record-breaking winning run to 16 matches.  They hold an 11-point lead at the top and if they maintain their current blistering form are set to set a new points and goals record by the end of the season. But perfectionist Guardiola reckons there is still room for improvement. “I have the feeling we can do better,” said Guardiola. “Much, much better, and that’s what we will try to do.” But the City boss has once again ruled out any chance…

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Football transfer rumours: Virgil van Dijk or Iñigo Martínez to Manchester City?

One day he will actually move clubs, and the name of Virgil van Dijk will not be repeated in the Mill for months or even years. Until that time, however, he is hanging around like the proverbial punchy pong, appearing once more on Friday morning on the back page of a national newspaper. This time it’s the Times, which reports that Pep Guardiola is currently stroking his chin and pondering which central defender Manchester City will launch an audacious megabucks bid for come January – Van Dijk or Real Sociedad’s…

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La Liga news: Pique leads revolt over Coutinho deal, Real Madrid receive Courtois boost

Gerard Pique is said to be furious that Philippe Coutinho is set to be handed a bigger contract than him at Barcelona, should the club lure him away from Liverpool. Barcelona have not given up hope of signing Coutinho, despite Liverpool supposedly not willing to listen to offers in the New Year. Coutinho made it clear in the summer that he wanted to leave when he handed in a transfer request with Barcelona having three bids knocked back. But his potential arrival could spark unrest in the Barcelona dressing room….

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David Luiz issues Chelsea transfer ultimatum after Antonio Conte talks – EXCLUSIVE

Brazilian Luiz was dropped by Conte after a disagreement between the two over tactics following Chelsea’s Champions League defeat by Roma in Rome in October, and his reaction to being substituted in the home game against the Italians. The flamboyant centre back then picked up a knee injury and has been out of the Chelsea side now for three weeks. But he could be ready for a return on Saturday when Chelsea face Southampton at home (3pm). Luiz, now 30, has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Real…

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