Cristiano Ronaldo has received a huge contract offer from Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr, but he is also being tempted by the chance to join Chelsea following their summer interest. (Calcio Mercato)
Barcelona are interested in signing Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, but their plans have already been scuppered because Newcastle consider him untouchable and are not in need of the money. (Fichajes)
Liverpool‘s search for midfield reinforcements could see them make a move for Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat, who came close to joining Tottenham last season before they signed Rodrigo Bentancur. (Sky Germany)
Real Madrid would be willing to reignite their interest in Kylian Mbappe sometime in the future, but a number of conditions would have to be met – for example, he would have to reach out to them to initiate a transfer. (Sport)
Mbappe stayed at PSG this summer and met with Robert Lewandowski in an attempt to convince him to sign from Bayern Munich. The Poland striker would end up joining Barcelona. (Le Parisien)
Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign 16-year-old wonderkid Endrick from Palmeiras, leaving Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea to battle for him. (Marca)
Scott Saunders hosts Graeme Bailey in the latest episode of Talking Transfers, discussing Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview and his future, Man Utd’s interest in Cody Gakpo, plus the latest on Endrick and Rafael Leao. Available on all audio platforms.
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Manchester City are open to selling Jack Grealish in order to help balance the books and go all out to land Jude Bellingham ahead of Liverpool and Real Madrid. (Football Insider)
Manchester United and Chelsea have both registered an interest in Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands right-back Jeremie Frimpong, but Real Madrid are currently leading the race to sign him. (Defensa Central)
In terms of outgoings at the Santiago Bernabeu, Marco Asensio is wanted by Arsenal with his contract set to expire in the summer. Milan and Juventus are also thought to be interested. (CalcioMercatoWeb)
Nottingham Forest announce signing of Andre Ayew
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of free agent Andre Ayew despite interest from Everton.
The forward has been heavily linked with a move to the Toffees in recent days, but Forest have swooped in to sign the Ghanian.
Speaking to the club’s official website after finalising the move, the forward said: “It’s a great feeling to sign for Nottingham Forest.
“I know how big the club is and I know how much the club means to the city and the fanbase. It’s always been difficult whenever I’ve played against Forest and at The City Ground and I love the stadium.
“Steve Cooper is someone who knows me very well and knows how to work with me both on and off the pitch. We have a strong relationship, he’s a special coach and a special human being and someone who I really look up to.”
“I know what I can bring to the team, I’m ready to give my all and make sure that we are able to stay in the Premier League.”
Wolves vs Liverpool – Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction
Liverpool will be looking to make a statement with a Premier League trip to Wolves this weekend, having been dumped out of the FA Cup by Brighton last Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are without a league win in their last three attempts and have slipped as low as ninth in the table. Depending on what Chelsea do against Fulham on Friday night, the Reds could be 10th by the time they kick-off at Wolves.
Wolves are still yet to really find their groove under Julen Lopetegui, although at least remain out of the relegation zone on goal difference for the time being.
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Wolves team news
Wolves have no new injury concerns ahead of this one, with Pedro Neto, Boubacar Traore, Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho all still sidelined.
Wolves predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Sa; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno; Neves, Nunes; Traore, Sarabia, Hwang; Jimenez.
Liverpool team news
Centre-back Ibrahima Konate is the latest Liverpool player to join the injury list, ruled out until at least mid-February with a hamstring problem.
Virgil van Dijk is also still out, as are Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota. Arthur Melo is making progress but is a couple of weeks away from resuming training.
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo.
It’s certainly feasible that Wolves could continue to pile the misery on Liverpool.
The Reds had beaten Wolves in seven consecutive meetings until a recent FA Cup tie ended in 2-2 draw at Anfield. It was then only a single goal that decided the replay in the Merseysiders’ favour.
Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Liverpool
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