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Former Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is set to be appointed as boss at Bayern Munich on a three-year deal, with current coach Pep Guardiola set to leave at the end of the 2015-16 season.

A deal for Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, 44, to become Chelsea boss in the summer is 90% done.

But another report claims Guardiola is a big fan of Arsene Wenger’s philosophy at Arsenal and could be open to succeeding the French boss at the Emirates.

Australia’s national football team website has congratulated former coach Guus Hiddink on his appointment as Jose Mourinho’s successor at Chelsea, though no official confirmation has yet been released by the Premier League club.

Former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman claimed that the Dutchman had revealed to him he would take over, but the Socceroos website took the speculation to a new level after publishing their own announcement and sharing their congratulations on Twitter.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has denied the club are planning a move to make Mourinho their next manager.

After the sacking of Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, 69, is set for a second short-term stint in charge of Chelsea, but Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is the Blues’ long-term target.

Simeone, 45, is yet to be convinced a move to Stamford Bridge is right for him.

Mourinho was sacked soon after eating Christmas lunch at the club’s training ground.

Manchester United have ordered a complete overhaul of their youth academy over the next 12 months to avoid falling further behind cross-town rivals City.

With Paris Saint-Germain seemingly ready to offer Robert Lewandowski £15 million per year, Manchester United are willing to match the French side’s offer to bring the Pole to Old Trafford.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria thinks his club can bring his Argentine countryman Lionel Messi to the team in the near future.

Di Maria thinks where Messi ultimately winds up is down to finances and said that PSG can compete with any club in the world on that front.

Manchester United are monitoring Servette’s 15-year-old striker Lorenzo Gonzalez, who is nicknamed ‘Speedy’ after Mexican cartoon mouse ‘Speedy Gonzales’.

Bournemouth are preparing to bid for Hull defender Curtis Davies in January. The 30-year-old centre-back’s contract expires at the end of the season, and the Championship club may be willing to let him go to avoid losing him on a free transfer in the summer.

Brighton’s fear that Manchester United striker James Wilson, 20, will be recalled from his loan spell have been played down by United reserve-team coach Warren Joyce.

On-loan Hull striker Chuba Akpom, 20, has apologised after throwing his gloves at the bench when he was substituted against Reading.

Emmanuel Adebayor is in talks with Chelsea after being frozen out at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea flop Papy Djilobodji is the subject of interest from Marseille, who want to strengthen the heart of their defence. He will move on a loan deal with an option to buy.

Swansea City will move for Sevilla boss Unai Emery if they fail in their attempt to land Marcelo Bielsa.

Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign Lorient centre-back Lamine Kone.

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Charlton Athletic’s 18-year-old striker Ademola Lookman.

Wolfsburg are said to be the first club to make an offer for Basel’s Breel Embolo. The Bundesliga side are hopeful their offer of €18 million will be enough to beat Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea to the 18-year-old’s signature.

Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac is a January transfer target for Manchester City, according to the 22-year-old’s agent Gordon Stipic-Wipfler.

Jose Mourinho’s penultimate day as Blues boss was marred by a shoving match after a tackle from Cesc Fabregas during a training session involving players from both the first team and academy.

Demba Ba has shed light on the managerial methods that led Chelsea to sack Jose Mourinho, describing the Portuguese’s style as “very exhausting” and admitting that he is not a coach who looks to rebuild the confidence of his players.

According to Voetbal International Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie fell out before Kazachstan – Netherlands in October. “Do big guys play at Fenerbahçe?” is what Depay reportedly said to RVP.

Broadcaster Piers Morgan says Mourinho’s dismissal is “the worst decision in football history”.

Manchester United teenager Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has broken a club record, by having the longest name of any player to appear for the Red Devils.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas wrotea tribute to Mourinho: “Thank you for all you have done for me. I owe you a lot and we will all miss you. Good luck in the future.”

Harry Redknapp who replaced Juande Ramos as Spurs manager when they had only two points from eight games in 2008, joked the Spaniard would be a “fantastic candidate” for the Chelsea job.


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