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Lionel Messi has hit out of critics of the Argentina national team, saying they can “go f**k” themselves.

Jose Mourinho refuses to accept Chelsea are in a relegation battle – but admits he felt betrayed by his players after defeat at Leicester.

Chelsea will resume their £40m bid to sign Everton’s England centre-half John Stones, 21, as soon as the transfer window opens in January.

The Blues will allow 24-year-old Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid if Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, also 24, is offered as part of a swap deal.

Pep Guardiola will be appointed as Manchester City manager next summer, according to former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa is the favourite to be the new Swansea manager.

Mesut Ozil has started negotiations over a new contract with Arsenal. The Germany international wants to raise his wage from £140,000 a week to £160,000.

Arsenal target and Spain midfielder Isco, 23, is frustrated at a lack of playing time at Real Madrid.

But the Gunners may face a fight to keep Alexis Sanchez, 26, as Real Madrid see the Chile winger as an ideal replacement for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo should the 30-year-old leave at the end of this season.

Madrid are also wary of letting Sanchez join up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been involved in another row with Rafa Benitez. The Real Madrid boss asked the forward to undergo a biometric study to help improve his free-kick accuracy but the move has only angered him.

Manchester United have made Everton striker Romelu Lukaku their primary target for the January transfer window as they look to bolster their attacking options.

Meanwhile, Lukaku, 22, says it “hurts” him to see his former club Chelsea struggling so badly in the Premier League.

United are mulling over whether to recall James Wilson from his loan spell with Brighton after their recent issues in front of goal.

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker may regret his immediate reaction to his former club Leicester beating Chelsea 2-1 to return to the top of the Premier League. He said:”YES! If Leicester win the Premier League I’ll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies.”

Chelsea have been warned that Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira, 25, could cost them at least £7m more if they fail to sign him in January.

Arsenal and Chelsea both sent scouts to watch Benfica teenager Goncalo Guedes in action as the winger starred in a 4-2 win over Vitoria Setubal.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be sidelined until February after reportedly being forced to shelve his return from injury

Barcelona target Nolito will miss at least four weeks of action due to a hamstring injury.

Stoke are holding contract talks with Marko Arnautovic and Erik Pieters as they bid to extend the duo’s stay at the Britannia Stadium.

Aston Villa’s new manager Remi Garde is prepared to sell striker Gabriel Agbonlahor to raise transfer funds in January.

West Brom are considering a move for Besiktas striker Kerim Frei, 22, if a move for QPR forward Matt Phillips falls through. Frei has previously played for Fulham in the Premier League.

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, who has not started a league game this season, wants to leave the club in January with West Brom and Newcastle interested in signing the 24-year-old England international.

Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to make any signings in the January window, despite being offered funds to bring in new players by the club’s American owners.

Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 27, is close to signing a new contract before the end of the month.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has escaped serious injury but is likely to be out for a month with a knee problem sustained on Sunday.

Toffees captain Phil Jagielka has resumed light training after damaging his medial ligaments in the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal in October.

Napoli are hopeful they can lure Guillermo Varela away from Manchester United as the Uruguayan, 22, has only made three appearances for the Premier League club.

New Valencia boss Gary Neville, 40, has admitted he would have been “sceptical” about his appointment were he still a pundit and has accepted that taking the job was a “big risk”.

Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal, 29, will be allowed to join Spanish club Athletic Bilbao.

Newcastle made an approach for Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier but were knocked back by the France international.

Sunderland are considering a move for West Ham defender James Collins in January. Any deal would see the 32-year-old work under his former manager Sam Allardyce again.

Loic Remy says he cannot pick out any Chelsea player who did not let themselves down against Leicester

Southampton have joined the chase for in-demand Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray. Liverpool, Spurs and Leicester are also interested in the player.


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