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Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 23, is hoping to engineer a move to Manchester City in a deal thought to be worth £25m, reuniting with former boss Manuel Pellegrini, who worked with the Spaniard at Malaga.

AC Milan are the latest name linked with the disgruntled Real Madrid star.

City are trying to beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of highly rated Serbian youngster Andrija Zivkovic, who is regarded as one of the brightest prospects to come through the Partizan Belgrade academy.

Manuel Pellegrini has no plans to bring in another central defender in the January transfer window as cover for injured club captain Vincent Kompany, 29.

A body found in the Rhine river on New Year’s Eve was identified on Saturday as that of former Ivory Coast footballer Steve Gohouri.
Dusseldorf police confirmed there were no indications that a third party was involved in Gohouri’s death. The body was found in the city of Krefeld, to the northwest of Dusseldorf.
The 34-year-old Gohouri had been reported missing on Dec. 12.
Gohouri, a defender who was on Ivory Coast’s 2010 World Cup squad, scored two goals in 42 games for Borussia Monchengladbach between 2007 and 2009, helping the side to Bundesliga promotion in 2008.

Arsenal are considering a January move for Oguzhan Ozyakup, a former Gunners youth product who has impressed with Besiktas.

The Gunners are preparing to rival Inter Milan and make a £15m bid for Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 20.

Louis van Gaal has given his strongest hint yet he wants to buy a striker in the January transfer window.

The Dutchman, 64, has defended his decision to sell striker Javier Hernandez, 27, to Bayer Leverkusen during the summer.

Van Gaal says he had no option but to sell Hernandez, who was desperate to play first-team football.

Van Gaal wants to cut short Adnan Januzaj’s loan spell with Borussia Dortmund and bring the player back to Old Trafford.

Liverpool are lining up a January move for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, a long-term target for Manchester United.

Schalke are working on a deal to sign Gokhan Inler on loan from Leicester City with a view to a buying option. The midfielder has failed to hold down a place in Claudio Ranieri’s starting XI.

Juventus will make an improved offer of over €30 million to sign Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund.

Nolito is ignoring interest from Arsenal in favour of a move back to Barcelona. Luis Enrique is after his former Barcelona B and Celta Vigo star, but will settle for Denis Suarez if the Catalans are priced out of a move.

Real Madrid’s Colombian striker James Rodriguez was chased into the club’s training ground by an undercover police car after he was allegedly caught speeding on a motorway.

Lorenzo Insigne’s agent has claimed that Arsenal and PSG are keen to sign the 24-year-old Napoli winger.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says Diego Costa’s team-mates must help relieve the goalscoring burden on the Spain international.

The Dutchman also says it is unfair to blame midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 28, for Chelsea’s poor results this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be leaving Paris Saint-Germain in January, but his agent Mino Raiola insists the striker would be perfect for the Premier League.

France star Paul Pogba says his time at Manchester United was like being on holiday in comparison to the work he has to do at Juventus.

Barcelona star Neymar was subjected to allegedly racist chants during Saturday draw at local rivals Espanyol, his teammate Andres Iniesta confirmed.

Chelsea are interested in signing young Basel forward Breel Embolo, though the Swiss club are holding out for €20 million for the youngster, amid interest from around Europe.

Louis van Gaal’s search for a new striker has taken him to Mainz’s Japanese revelation Yoshinori Muto, as well as Fulham’s Moussa Dembele.

Steven Gerrard is planning a move into coaching when he ends his playing career, most likely later this year, and has hinted at a future with Liverpool.

Gerrard, 35, regrets he “wasted time watching The Office and The Sopranos” when he was younger rather than taking his coaching badges.

The agent of striker Mario Balotelli is planning talks with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in an attempt to convince him that the 25-year-old Italian deserves a chance to revive his career at Anfield.

Newcastle United’s bid to sign Henri Saivet, 25, could be in danger after the Bordeaux captain expressed concerns about the Magpies’ Premier League position.

Swansea are planning talks with Ajax coach Frank de Boer, 45, after he spoke of his interest in succeeding Garry Monk.

Sam Allardyce has said he would “pack his bags” and quit as Sunderland manager if there was no hope of them avoiding relegation.

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde admitted his side are destined to be relegated unless they can bring in two or three new faces in January.


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