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Chelsea go on the attack for Malo Gusto

Chelsea have a weakness for the French. After Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku and Benoit Badiashile, the Blues have made an offer to Lyon to secure the services of Malo Gusto.

The young 19-year-old defender has reached a contractual agreement with Chelsea, for a long-term lease of more than 5 years as Londoners are used to (Mudryk, Fofana, Badiashile, etc.).

The two clubs don’t have an agreement but Chelsea seem to be desperate for an additional right-back. How many zeros will it take to line up on the check to make Les Gones fold? This is one of the questions surrounding this file. The financial surface of Chelsea is in any case colossal. Another English giant has positioned itself on Malo Gusto in recent hours: Manchester United. The Red Devils are also interested and have asked those around the player not to rush into their choice.

Besides, Chelsea are still working on the lead to Denzel Dumfries. He was the priority. Inter are demanding more than €50m for the 26-year-old Dutchman.

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Lampard officially fired

It’s (finally) official, Frank Lampard is no longer the coach of Everton. The Toffees confirmed this via a press release.

Paul Tait and historic full-back Leighton Baines will lead the practice pending the appointment of a new technician.

Marcelo Bielsa soon back in the Premier League?

According to DailyMail, Marcelo Bielsa, free since leaving Leeds in February 2022, is today the priority of Everton, who have just separated from Frank Lampard. The Toffees are currently 19th in the Premier League, 2 points behind the first non-relegation player.

It’s official, Arsenal recruit Kiwior

Arsenal have formalized the arrival of Jakub Kiwior from La Spezia. The 22-year-old Polish international defender (nine caps) has signed “a long-term contract” according to the Gunners’ press release. The transfer is estimated at 25 million euros.

The Tigers announce the departure of Thauvin

This is (already) the end of the Tigers adventure for Florian Thauvin. The Mexican club has just announced the departure of the former Marseillais, initially hired until June 2026. In recent days, rumors of a departure have become more and more insistent. Due to the arrival of Argentinian Nico Ibanez, the Tigers have exceeded the limit of foreign players.

Manchester City: a new Argentine midfielder formalized

After the nice coup achieved with the signing of Julian Alvarez in 2022, Manchester City hope to do as well with another Argentine hope.

The Skyblues formalized this Monday the transfer of Maximo Perrone from Velez Sarsfield. The midfielder will join his new team after the South American U20 championship and has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League club.

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Under, Dieng, Moffi… OM’s plans have evolved in attack

After the arrival of Ruslan Malinovskyi and the failure of Leandro Trossard, OM no longer absolutely want to recruit an attacking midfielder this winter, and have instead decided to recruit a striker. The Marseille club, which is interested in the profile of Lorient’s Terem Moffi, could put Bamba Dieng in the balance.

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Toulouse announces the arrival of a Swiss midfielder

The TFC formalizes this Monday its third arrival of the winter. After the side Warren Kamanzi and Gabriel Suazo, it is Vincent Sierro who joins the Violets. The 27-year-old Swiss midfielder arrives from the Young Boys of Bern, leaders of their championship.

Bordeaux negotiates for the departure of Elis

Honduras striker Alberth Elis is on the way. The Girondins hope to make a nice gain on this player who scored 9 goals in Ligue 1 last season but who had trouble digesting his non-departure this summer. Elis’ representatives have just arrived in Bordeaux to study the proposals they have on the table and take stock of his situation, even if the player has appreciated seeing his playing time increase in Gironde in recent weeks.

Like last season, a few MLS clubs have come forward, but the trend would be to favor a European destination. The popular player in Italy where his physical dimension pleases. A few Ligue 1 clubs have looked into Elis’ situation. Bordeaux turned down an offer from Troyes for a dry loan. Other elite clubs are very interested in his profile. Elis is very popular in Strasbourg and Brest, but no transfer offer has been made by these two clubs. Bordeaux would like to draw around 6 million euros.

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Karl Toko Ekambi to Rennes

The popular pressure is too strong, the whistles after the Strasbourg match have definitely tipped the scales towards a departure. It will therefore probably be in Rennes, in the form of a paying loan for 6 months with no option to buy. The Cameroonian striker has an agreement with Rennes. Al Shabab is still there and Celta Vigo was added recently. As a reminder, Toko Ekambi had a successful experience in La Liga (at Villarreal), before his move to Lyon.

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Lampard fired from Everton, according to the English press

According to information from the Daily Mail, Everton have decided to part with Frank Lampard after the poor results of the Toffees, only 19th in the Premier League. The former midfielder joined the club just a year ago after a stint at Chelsea.

Santos should eventually coach Poland

Former Portugal coach Fernando Santos arrived in Warsaw on Monday to sign a contract with the Polish federation, while his compatriot Paulo Bento was expected, according to information from local Sport media. Former Girondins coach Vladimir Petković was also mentioned to take this position and replace Czeslaw Michniewicz.

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An Inter goalkeeper in Auxerre?

In search of a replacement for Benoît Costil, leaving for Lille, Auxerre would be on the verge of being loaned Inter goalkeeper Ionut Radu, according to Le Parisien and Sky Sports, Aged 25, the Romanian was loaned to the Cremonese club.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide open to Sevilla loan

As announced by Foot Mercato, Jeff Reine-Adelaide is open to a departure, in the form of a loan to Seville.

The Lyon midfielder, convincing against Marseille when he entered at half-time on November 6, had thought he was scoring points in the minds of OL staff, but a new hamstring injury had prevented him from chain in stride.

And since the post-World Cup recovery, he has had to settle for crumbs: barely 20 minutes of play in 3 Ligue 1 games, without even being able to come into play in the Coupe de France against an N3 (Chambéry), Saturday after -noon.

This situation made him change his mind in the last hours. So he decided to take a change. The negotiations concern a loan.

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Geubbels (Monaco) joins St. Gallen

Monaco striker Willem Geubbels, 21, has been transferred to the St. Gallen club, currently third in the Swiss championship. Geubbels, whose contract ended next June with the Principality club, was bought from Lyon by Monaco for 20 million euros in the summer of 2018. According to various sources familiar with the matter, the striker is this time transferred without compensation, on the other hand, the ASM will pocket 30% on a possible future resale of the player.

In Monaco, Geubbels, a former French U19 international presented as a great hope for French football, has only played 17 official matches (1 goal). Last season he was loaned to Nantes, where he played 26 matches and scored three goals in all competitions.

In Saint-Gall, the native of Villeurbanne signed a contract until June 2025.

Arsenal and Dortmund have reached an agreement with Valladolid for Fresneda

The right side Ivan Fresneda, who plays in Valladolid, is particularly courted this winter. The Spanish U19 international is on the shelves of Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, who have both reached an agreement with the 18th in La Liga, as reported by the English press on Monday. An agreement around 15 million euros and a loan in the Spanish club until the end of the season in stride is mentioned. Now it’s up to the player to decide.

Kane ready to discuss extension with Tottenham

What if Harry Kane finally extended to Tottenham? Under contract until June 2024 and long tipped to leave, the Spurs captain (29) would be ready to negotiate for an extension, reports The Athletic on Monday. Discussions with his management should begin this winter, after the end of the transfer window (January 31).

Everton: Lampard’s fate decided on Monday

More than ever in the hot seat after Everon’s new defeat on the field of West Ham (2-0) on Saturday, Frank Lampard should be fixed on his fate on Monday. The leaders would have started the search for his successor.

Zubimendi snubs Arsenal

According to DailyMail, Arsenal took action to recruit Martin Zubimendi (23), Real Sociedad midfielder. The London club would have offered to settle the release clause at 60 million euros but the player would not want to leave his training club during the season. Its agents were in London last week to discuss with the English leaders but no agreement would have succeeded for a departure this winter.