90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world…
Real Madrid have been impressed by Lisandro Martinez following his move to Manchester United and are now considering a bid to land the Argentina international at the end of the current season. (Defensa Central)
As well as Martinez, Real have also sent scouts to watch Ajax and Netherlands star Jurrien Timber. (Fichajes)
Cody Gakpo‘s asking price has been raised to above €50m, with PSV now concerned they will not be able to keep the 23-year-old after the World Cup. (Eindhovens Dagblad)
Indeed, PSV will demand €60m for Gakpo, who remains on the radar of Manchester United. (Foot Mercato)
Man Utd are also keen on Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, who is a long-time target of Newcastle United. (Fichajes)
Mason Mount rejected a new Chelsea contract worth around £200,000 per week before heading off to the World Cup. (Daily Mail)
Amid growing tension with Diego Simeone, Joao Felix has decided he wants to leave Atletico Madrid in January and has asked his agent, Jorge Mendes, to find him a new club. Paris Saint-Germain, Man Utd, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have all been contacted. (Marca)
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Liverpool have entered the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, whose future at Camp Nou remains uncertain. (Fichajes)
Another Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets, could be sticking around after Xavi asked the club to extend his contract for one further season. (Sport)
Arsenal are looking to re-sign midfielder Ismael Bennacer from AC Milan in the summer of 2023 and will offer £17m plus Thomas Partey to land the 24-year-old’s signature. (Calciomercatoweb)
Manchester City are ready to battle Tottenham to sign Inter centre-back Alessandro Bastoni. (FCInterNews)
Having lost his regular starting spot at Arsenal, Takehiro Tomiyasu will be offered the chance to move to Juventus in 2023. (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.
Wolves vs Liverpool H2H Results (Last Five Games)
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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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