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Swansea have confirmed the appointment of Francesco Guidolin as the club’s head coach to work with Alan Curtis until the end of the season.
Guidolin has been brought in to work alongside interim manager Alan Curtis.

Arsenal have made a second January signing after poaching Leicester scout Ben Wrigglesworth. He helped sign the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante and will officially join in the next few weeks after being put on gardening leave.

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy says he regrets moving to the club and plans to leave this transfer window.

Debuchy says he has already spoken to Aston Villa manager Remi Garde about a potential move to Villa Park.

Steven Naismith is to undergo a medical at Norwich City ahead of completing his £8.5 million move to Carrow Road from Everton.

Edison Cavani could be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain, with Laurent Blanc unhappy with the Uruguayan’s behaviour and attitude around the squad. The striker has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United.

Chelsea are prepared to let Bertrand Traore move to Everton on loan but only if the Toffees pay his current £40,000 a week contract in full for the duration of the loan.

Barcelona have said tests on Lionel Messi’s injury he sustained at the weekend have come back with “great news” regarding his fitness.

Real Madrid are set to make their first January signing with a €15 million move for Boca Juniors midfielder Rodrigo Betancur, though he would remain with the Argentine outfit on loan.

Gareth Bale will be out for three weeks. The Madrid star will miss at least three Liga games, though he could be back to face Roma.

Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires to cover for the loss of Ilkay Gundogan, who is wanted by Juventus.

Robert Lewandowski is unhappy at Bayern Munich after outgoing manager Pep Guardiola was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti and wants to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Fenerbahce are the latest club to show an interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and are willing to match any bid Chelsea make for the striker.

Simone Zaza wants to leave Juventus in order to fight for playing time and his place in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad, and Wolfsburg are keen to take him on loan until the end of the season.

Louis van Gaal has urged Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to move to Old Trafford despite interest from Arsenal.

Arsenal and Chelsea are among the clubs battling to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka alongside Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour and could move for the former Monaco man in January.

Real Betis are considering making a loan move for Barcelona forward Sandro.

Morocco international Nordin Amrabat has completed a £6.1 million move from Malaga to Watford.

Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Netherlands Under-16 captain Juan Familia Castillo, who currently plays for Ajax.

Atletico Madrid want to bring Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club. The 26-year-old Spain international left Atletico for Stamford Bridge for £32m in July 2014.

Costa’s bruised shin, sustained against Everton on Saturday, may prompt Chelsea to speed up a move for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato, 26.

Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign former AC Milan playmaker Pato and Swansea’s 30-year-old French forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 30.

Gomis is unlikely to join Newcastle because Swansea do not want to sell to a relegation rival.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says that, if it were down to him, he would give a new contract to captain John Terry, 35

Terry, meanwhile, is confident he will earn a one-year contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.

Liverpool have joined the race to sign ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, while Mario Balotelli could join West Ham. Jurgen Klopp is unimpressed with his current crop of strikers and wants to bring the Mexican back to England.

Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez would be open to joining either Manchester United or Manchester City but would turn down any move to Chelsea.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has signed a new contract which will reportedly keep him at the club until 2021.

Southampton have rejected an £8m offer from Liverpool for their 29-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.

Real Betis want to appoint former Real Madrid and Tottenham manager Juande Ramos as their new manager, after firing former West Brom coach Pepe Mel.

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is to be released from jail on Feb. 29, 21 months into a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

A former Barcelona sporting director says the Spanish club had wanted to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, but had to settle for Luis Suarez instead.

Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta, 31, has indicated he could leave at the end of the season, with Italy a potential destination.

City are ready to bid for West Ham’s 17-year-old defensive midfielder Reece Oxford.

Manchester City are tracking West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford and have scouted his recent appearances for the club’s under-21 side but the Hammers favour a Championship loan for their youngest ever player.

FC Porto are not planning to sell forward Yacine Brahimi to Crystal Palace. Reports had linked the 25-year-old Algeria forward with the Premier League club.

Tottenham plan to step up their pursuit of Fulham’s 19-year-old striker Moussa Dembele, but Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic is unwilling to sell.

Newcastle are set to increase their offer for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend after having a £10.5 million bid rejected by the north London outfit.

Sunderland remain in talks with Lorient over the signing of their 26-year-old defender Lamine Kone.

The Black Cats will make an offer for Alaixys Romao on Monday, according to According to L’Equipe. The 32-year-old has been offered a two-year contract extension by Marseille, while Toulouse and Al-Ahli also remain interested.

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ireland could be poised to leave Stoke City for Saudi Arabian side Al Jazira.

West Ham are set to table a bid of around €8 million for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz before the end of the January transfer window.

West Ham joint-chairman David Gold has suggested Southampton’s signing of striker Charlie Austin for £4m should not be considered a bargain “if his wages are £100,000 per week”.

Jurgen Klopp has urged the hierarchy at Anfield to move for Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet in January rather than in the summer.

Jerome Sinclair will leave Liverpool in the summer after failing to agree a new contract. The former Wigan loanee hopes to investigate playing opportunities in Spain.

Southampton’s Italian striker Graziano Pelle, 30, is set to leave the club following the signing of Charlie Austin, 26, from QPR.

Arsene Wenger has criticised Stoke fans for their chants toward Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey during the teams’ 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

Leeds United’s 22-year-old full-back Sam Byram has passed a medical at Goodison Park and will be presented as an Everton player on Monday.

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