Liverpool like the look of Kelly
Liverpool are plotting an approach for Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly, according to Bristol Live.
The 20-year-old full-back is generating plenty of interest after breaking into the England U21 squad this season.
Juventus put Rugani talks on hold
Juventus will not be discussing Daniele Rugani’s future again until January, claims Calciomercato, with contract talks put on hold.
Goal recently revealed that the Bianconeri have no intention of parting with the defender during the winter window despite interest from Chelsea and Roma.
West Ham want Valencia on a free
West Ham are hoping to land Antonio Valencia as a free agent once his Manchester United contract expires, claims The Sun.
The 33-year-old will see his current terms with the Red Devils come to an end in the summer of 2019, with clubs from Spain and Italy also closely monitoring his situation.
Balotelli rules out Milan return
Mario Balotelli has accused some AC Milan fans of lacking respect and gratitude following their derisory response to rumours linking him with a return to San Siro.
It would appear that a switch to the Rossoneri from Nice is now not on the cards.
Cardiff to re-sign Mutch
Cardiff City are considering bringing Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch back to Wales, according to The Sun.
Mutch has not played for Palace since January 2017 and is currently on loan at MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps, where he has struggled with injury.
However, the 27-year-old was part of the Cardiff side that won promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2013 and would likely be available for a cut-price fee.
Bielsa rules out Heaton and Woodman
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has ruled out Burnley’s Tom Heaton and Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman as potential January deals, according to the Mirror.
Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman broke his leg while playing for the U23s side and his injury has left Leeds short of cover for Bailey Peacock-Farell in goal.
However, despite strong links with Heaton in particular, Bielsa has ruled both names out. The Burnley shot-stopper has fallen behind Manchester City loanee Joe Hart in goal and will be forced to compete with Nick Pope upon his return from injury.
Reading sack Clement
Reading have sacked manager Paul Clement after a terrible run of form that has left them outside the relegation zone on goal difference alone, via the club’s official website.
Just four wins all season and one win from their last seven games has seen the Royals slip down the table at an alarming rate, and a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke City proved to be his final match in charge.
Reading host Sheffield United next in a tricky fixture as they look to secure their Championship status for another season.
Wolves eye Nakajima
Wolverhampton Wanderers are plotting a bid for Japanese winger Shoya Nakajima, who currently plays for Portimonense in Portugal, according to the Daily Mail.
After starting the campaign well, Wolves have hit a poor patch of form, going six league games without a win before their suprise victory against Chelsea.
And the Wolves hierarchy are keen on Japan international Nakajima, 24, who has scored five goals and notched four assists in 10 league appearances this term to lift them in the second half of the season. The winger has a £35m release clause but could be available for less.
Inter come back for Darmian
Internazionale are set to offer Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian a route out as they come back for him in January, according to The Sun.
They made a loan offer in the summer that was rejected and turned their attention instead to Sime Vrsaljko, but the Atletico Madrid loanee has thus far failed to impress as Inter have slipped 11 points behind league leaders Juventus.
And the Italian side are keen to land their first choice target this winter, who continues to be frustrated by a lack of playing time at Old Trafford.
Manolas remains on Real’s radar
Real Madrid are continuing to monitor Roma defender Kostas Manolas, according to TMW.
The Greek centre-half, who has been linked with the Blancos for some time, is reported to have a €36 million (£32m/$41m) release clause in his contract.
Lyon ready to make Fekir call
Lyon want a decision to be made on the future of Nabil Fekir in January, according to Le Progres.
The France international was wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea over the summer and may yet secure a switch to the Premier League.
Spurs looking to beat Arsenal to Under
Tottenham are looking to fend off interest from north London rivals Arsenal and land Roma star Cengiz Under, reports The Mirror.
Spurs are said to have already had a £30 million ($38m) bid for the Turkish striker knocked back, but are prepared to go higher in order to land a top target.
Shelton likely leaving Sporting KC for Europe
Sporting Kansas City forward Khiry Shelton is “unlikely” to be back with the MLS club in 2019.
The 25-year-old is set to try his hand in Europe, with Sporting boss Peter Vermes telling the Kansas City Star “he has an opportunity” in Europe, which has always been a dream for the player.
MLS MVP Martinez staying with Atlanta
Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player Josef Martinez says he’ll be staying with Atlanta United for as long as the club will have him.
The forward set an MLS record for goals in a season with 31 in 2018, and will have the chance to cap his remarkable year with a title as his side is set to take on the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final on Saturday.
“I’ve said it before that I am going to be here as long as they want me,” Martinez is quoted as saying on the league’s website after picking up his MVP award. “I am happy here, I feel like I’m at home.”
Wellington Phoenix sign 43-year-old goalkeeper
The Wellington Phoenix have signed 43-year-old goalkeeper Ante Covic as injury cover.
The club’s starter Filip Kurto has been ruled out of this weekend’s match against Sydney FC with a concussion.
Rodrygo: I won’t be joining Real Madrid in January
Santos forward Rodrygo does not believe he will move to Real Madrid in January, rather than July as agreed.
Madrid agreed a fee reportedly in the region of €45 million (£39.3m/$52.2m) in June to sign the 17-year-old Brazilian forward from Santos.
There were reports that the striker may move to the Bernabeu early, but it appears he’s set to stay put until next summer.
Ipswich owner puts club up for sale
Ipswich owner Marcus Evans has put the club up for sale for £35 million ($45m), according to The Sun.
Evans has owned the Championship side for 11 years, but is now prepared to walk away.
However, Evans has refused to write off the nearly £100m ($127m) debt that’s owed to him, which is putting off potential buyers.
Arsenal and Spurs following Quintero
Arsenal and Tottenham are following the progress of River Plate star Juan Quintero, claims Don Balon.
The 25-year-old Colombia international playmaker has starred at River, where he is currently on loan from Porto.
Quintero could make a return to Europe soon, with Valencia also keenly tracking the midfielder.
Man Utd interested in Galatasaray teenager
Manchester United are keeping an eye on Galatasaray centre-back Ozan Kabak, according to The Sun.
The 18-year-old made his professional debut in May, and has since drawn attention from Roma and Inter among other European sides.
Galatasaray are understood to be looking for £20 million (€22m/$25m) in exchange for the Turkey youth international.
Neymar hints at Premier League move
PSG star Neymar has hinted at a possible move to the Premier League in the future.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a return to Spain with either Barcelona or Real Madrid, but has now suggested he could one day play in England.
Juventus to make move for Isco
The Serie A champions have been alerted by the playmaker’s lack of minutes in Madrid
Juventus are set to make a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to Calciomercato.
The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu under new manager Santiago Solari, which has set off interest from several clubs across Europe.
Juve have now joined the race for the Spain international, with manager Massimiliano Allegri having coveted the player for several years.
Chelsea in talks to buy Hysaj in January
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been eyeing a player he knows well from his time coaching Napoli, and wants to complete a deal as soon as possible with a potential transfer ban looming for the Blues.
Hysaj currently has a release clause of €50 million (£45m/$57m), but Chelsea are attempting to negotiate that fee down.
Arsenal consider January move for £15m Wesley
The 22-year-old Brazilian has generated interest from big clubs all over Europe with his form in Belgium, having scored 10 goals in all competitions this season.
Wesley has a contract until 2023 with Brugge, and is rated at around £15 million (€17m/$19m).
McCarthy to make last-gasp effort to keep Rice with Ireland
Ireland boss Mick McCarthy is set to make a last-ditch effort to keep Declan Rice from switching to England, according to The Telegraph.
The new manager will hold talks with the 19-year-old, who was born in England but has represented Ireland three times at senior level.
England boss Gareth Southgate has made a major push to land Rice, who is believed to be leaning toward representing the Three Lions.
Heaton wants to leave Burnley in January
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton wants to leave Burnley in January and has interest from Aston Villa, reports the Mirror.
The 32-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Turf Moor, with Joe Hart and Nick Pope both ahead of him on the depth chart.
Villa are seen as the favourites to land Heaton, with manager Dean Smith unconvinced by current starter Orjan Nyland