January Transfer Window News & Rumours LIVE: Man Utd Weigh Up £34m Manolas Move

Manchester City won't look to sign cover for Fernandinho in January, according to ESPN FC. 

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Major lined up of the biggest transfer news and rumours flying around from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond, others may follow later.

Trabzonspor interested in Zimmerman

Trabzonspor are interested in free agent defender Walker Zimmerman, reports Fanatik.

The Turkish side are looking to sign the 25-year-old, who has played six seasons in MLS – five with FC Dallas before most recently playing for Los Angeles FC.

Zimmerman has been capped four times by the U.S. national team.

City won’t sign Fernandinho cover in January

Manchester City won’t look to sign cover for Fernandinho in January, according to ESPN FC. 

The 33-year-old has missed two games this season and City have lost them both: a 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace and a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.

But the club will not sign a new holding midfielder this month and also won’t recall Douglas Luiz or Aleix Garcia, who are both on loan with sister club Girona.

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Huddersfield to sign Puncheon on loan

Huddersfield Town will sign winger Jason Puncheon from Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season, reports The Sun. 

The 32-year-old has seen his playing time at Palace diminish, making just five Premier League appearances this season.

Puncheon’s contract with Palace expires at the end of the season, and he can earn a longer deal with Huddersfield if he performs well.

Celtic to make loan move for Burke

Celtic are set to make a loan move for West Brom winger Oliver Burke, claims The Sun. 

The 21-year-old is out of favour with the Baggies, and Brendan Rodgers is hoping to take the Scot for the second half of the season.

Millwall and Wigan have also registered an interest in Burke.

Monaco in advanced talks over Belhanda

Monaco are in advanced talks over a move for Galatasaray midfielder Younes Belhanda, reports Le10Sport.

The former Montpellier star has been with the Turkish giants since 2017, but appears set for a return to his home country.

Monaco are looking to reinforce in the January window, and are nearing a move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

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Solari blocks questions on Madrid transfer plans

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari has sidestepped questions regarding his side’s plans for the January transfer window.

Madrid have been linked with a move for Sevilla attacking midfielder Pablo Sarabia, while the futures of Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and playmaker Isco are up in the air.

Earthquakes sign Espinoza on loan from Villarreal

The San Jose Earthquakes announced that the club has acquired forward Cristian Espinoza on loan from Villarreal.

Espinoza most recently feature on loan for Boca Juniors, who reached the 2018 Copa Libertadores final, and has been sent out on a series of loans since joining Villarreal in August 2016.

“I’ve known Cristian since his days with Huracán and have had the pleasure of watching his development over the years,” said Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda.

“I believe San Jose is a place he can thrive and make the next jump in his career. We’re looking forward to his contributions to the club and helping him realize his full potential.”

AC Milan after Gabbiadini

AC Milan are after Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini, according to Sky Sports.

The Premier League club have put the Italian up for sale as he’s made only one cameo appearance under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Fiorentina and Bologna are also interested in taking Gabbiadini back to Italy.

Liverpool delaying decision on Camacho

Liverpool are in no rush to make a decision on Rafa Camacho, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Sporting CP are leading the race to sign their former player on loan, but Liverpool are looking to hold onto Camacho until at least after their FA Cup tie with Wolves.

Liverpool are open to loaning him out after, though, with Championship clubs also interested.

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How will Chelsea line up with Christian Pulisic?

The transfer move for Christian Pulisic is now complete, but how will Chelsea use the young winger?

With Eden Hazard’s future in doubt and a number of wingers advancing in age, Pulisic seems like he could be a key piece in the Chelsea attack going forward.

Orlando’s Foster joins Monaco

Orlando Pirates’ Lyle Foster has signed with Monaco, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old South African striker will join the club’s reserve team and has become the youngest Pirates player to transfer to a Top Five European league.

“It is such an honour to see Lyle moving to a big club at such a young age. As a person who is passionate about youth development, this is the type of thing that makes the long hours all worth it,” Orlando Pirates Head of Youth Development Augusto Palacios said.

“Lyle came into my hands as a baby at 13 years old now here he is on the verge of making the biggest move of his career. I would like to wish him the best of luck and also thank the Foster family for their active involvement in their childs’ development.”

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