Kessie ‘one of AC Milan untouchables’
George Atangana, the agent of Franck Kessie has debunked speculations that AC Milan are contemplating to sell his client.
Reigning French champions Paris Saint-Germain have been linked to the 21-year-old but his representative affirmed that the youngster is not for sale as he continues negotiating for a renewal of his contract.
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Man Utd & Arsenal monitor Pepe
Manchester United and Arsenal had scouts at the Stade Gaston-Gerard to watch Nicolas Pepe in acton in Lille’s 2-1 win over Dijon over the weekend, Mercato 365 reports.
The Ivorian winger was on target in the encounter and increased his tally to seven goals and four assists in 10 league matches.
Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid are also keeping tabs on the 23-year-old who is under contract with Lille until June 2022.
Diawara consider Napoli escape
Amadou Diawara could leave Napoli after being restricted to limited playing time since the start of the season, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
The 21-year-old has struggled for game time under Carlo Ancelotti with five appearances so far this term.
And the Partenopei are targeting Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka as a potential replacement should the Guinean midfielder leave.
Moustapha Diallo to quit football
Nimes midfielder Moustapha Diallo is set to retire from football at the end of the season due to an ankle injury, Midi Libre claims.
The Senegal international suffered a blow to his ankle in his side’s league game against Montpellier at the end of September and has not been able to resume training.
After several medical examinations this week, the 32-year-old has been declared unfit for high-level football.
Fofana on Napoli’s radar
Napoli are set to make a move for Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana in the January transfer window, Mercato365 claims.
The Cote d’Ivoire international who has four years left in his contract with the Little Zebras is said to be interested in joining Carlo Ancelotti’s men but Udinese might block the potential move after rejecting Sampdoria and Torino’s bids for the 23-year-old in the summer.
Moses considering Chelsea exit
Victor Moses is considering his Chelsea future after falling down the pecking order since Maurizio Sarri arrived at the club as head coach.
The 27-year-old has struggled to make an impact under the Italian gaffer and now falls behind Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro in the reckoning after being moved further up the pitch to play as a winger.
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‘Pepe good enough for Real Madrid or Barcelona’
Portugal international Jose Fonte has backed his Lille teammate Nicolas Pepe as a player capable of featuring for either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The Ivorian winger has attracted a plethora of European clubs after registering seven goals and six assists in 10 league outings this term.
Read Fonte’s full comments here
Tomori cleared to face Chelsea
Chelsea have granted on-loan player Fikayo Tomori permission to play for Derby County when both teams meet in next week’s Carabao Cup fixture.
The Blues have permitted their loanees to play in the top-level game that will aid their development at the Championship club.
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Partey plays down Atletico Madrid exit
Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has cooled speculation on his future at Atletico Madrid, reiterating his desire to honour his contract at the club.
The 25-year-old who is under contract until 2023 is yet to start a game for Diego Simeone’s side this season.
Read his full comments here on Goal!
Mourinho wants Man Utd’s move for Koulibaly
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is trying to convince the club’s board to fund a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to The Times .
After failing to sign a central defender in the summer, the Portuguese gaffer is keen on signing the Senegal international who has also attracted interest from Barcelona.
Koulibaly recently signed a new five-year deal with the Partenopei in September.
MLS club target Taarabt
An undisclosed Major League Soccer club has made an offer for Moroccan winger Adel Taarabt, Record reports.
Taarabt is currently on loan at Genoa from Benfica and is yet to make an appearance for the Portuguese side since his arrival from QPR in 2015.
Frustrated Cornet fails to rule out Lyon exit
Maxwel Cornet has made his frustration with Lyon clear over his lack of playing time.
The 22-year-old who is yet to start a league game for the Kids this season feels he deserves more playing time.
Read the Ivorian’s comments here
Brahimi a target for Lazio
Lazio are interested in signing Porto’s Yacine Brahimi during the January transfer window, according to Mercato365 .
Porto are likely to sell the Algerian winger who will be out of contract in June.
And the Serie A side are ready to battle West Ham United for the 28-year-old with a five-year contract worth about €2m per season.
Atletico Madrid track Kamano
Atletico Madrid are monitoring the performance of Bordeaux and Guinean forward Francois Kamano, Mundo Deportivo reports.
Kamano has started the 2018-19 season on a high with seven goals already in nine league games.
His impressive goalscoring form has drawn the attention of Atletico’s scouts in France.