Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
The January transfer window is almost here and clubs around the UK and Europe are lining up moves as they look to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen.
Friday morning’s headlines:
Newcastle United consider bid for AC Milan’s Fabio Borini?
Newcastle United are reportedly considering whether to launch a bid for AC Milan forward Fabio Borini, who has previously represented North-East rivals Sunderland. Read more.
Marcelo Bielsa: ‘Leeds United may not buy any new players in January’
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa suggests that he may decide not to sign any new players during the January transfer window. Read more.
Agent: ‘Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj to Chelsea is possible’
Chelsea and Napoli could potentially reopen negotiations regarding defender Elseid Hysaj in January, according to the player’s agent. Read more.
Jean-Michel Aulas: ‘Nabil Fekir has three weeks to decide future’
Nabil Fekir is told by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to provide “a clear and precise” idea of whether he intends to sign a new long-term deal with the club. Read more.
Marko Grujic open to staying at Hertha Berlin for another season
Liverpool’s Marko Grujic is not ruling out a longer stay at Hertha Berlin if he can help his loan club qualify for the Europa League. Read more.
Rafael Benitez ‘awaiting permission to sign Miguel Almiron’
Newcastle United reportedly have a £15m deal in place for Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron, but owner Mike Ashley must first sign off on it. Read more.
Agent casts doubt on Denis Suarez exit in January window
Agent Felix Gende believes that rumoured Chelsea and AC Milan target Denis Suarez will be made to stay at Barcelona until at least the end of the season. Read more.
Report: Rangers to block Joe Worrall recall attempt
Rangers will not allow Joe Worrall to return to parent club Nottingham Forest in January, according to a report. Read more.
Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly to join Liverpool?
A report claims that Bristol City full-back Lloyd Kelly is being targeted by Liverpool as a replacement for Alberto Moreno. Read more.
Aston Villa still favourites to sign Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton?
A report claims that Aston Villa are expected to sign Tom Heaton from Burnley in January, despite facing strong competition from second-tier rivals Leeds United. Read more.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar hopes to play in Premier League
Neymar suggests that he will join a Premier League club at some point in his career, describing it as “one of the greatest” competitions in the world. Read more.
West Ham to target free agent Antonio Valencia at end of season?
Antonio Valencia could reportedly be offered a Premier League lifeline by West Ham United when his Manchester United contract expires next summer. Read more.
Report: Manchester United keeping tabs on Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak
A report claims that Galatasaray centre-back Ozan Kabak is a January transfer target for Manchester United after being watched up close in recent weeks. Read more.
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