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The £7.2million 'outstanding' star would 'seriously consider' the move from Hawthorns.

He could now sign a preliminary contract (Author: Gardener)

HawthornsYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. Rangers defender Connor Goldson would "seriously consider" a move to West Bromwich Albion if they manage to book a Premier League spot, according to journalist Pete O'Rourke. The Baggies are currently in the championship playoff spots, and where they finish the season could be crucial in their efforts to lure Goldson to the Hawthorns. The Sun have revealed West Brom want to tie Goldson to a pre-contract agreement that would result in him traveling to the West Midlands in the summer. But the report suggests the Baggies aren't the only Championship club courting the center half, with Nottingham Forest also keen on completing a deal. Goldson's days with reigning Scottish Premiership champions Rangers appear to be numbered as he has entered the final six months of his £27,000-a-week deal. It emerged last month that the 29-year-old had turned down an offer of a new contract at Ibrox and was instead eyeing a return south of the border. The West Brom and Nottingham Forest links come after the Daily Record, via Ibrox News, originally claimed Goldson could reunite with former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa. O'Rourke believes Goldson's interest in a move to West Brom would increase if they sealed an immediate return to the Premier League. O'Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: "I'm sure if West Brom play in the Premier League next season he would seriously consider it. Goldson would probably prefer to move to a Premier League club if that's possible is, but I know it is." There was talk of Nottingham Forest looking at him too. "Although Goldson has limited Premier League experience, having played three games in the competition during his time on the Brighton & Hove Albion books, he has shone at Rangers. The 6ft 3 ace Goldson missed didn't miss a minute of the Scottish Premiership last season and so played a key role in the Gers' title-winning Goldson has been described as 'outstanding' by Gerrard during his Ibrox reign and he's not the only one to do so Rangers' Gordon Dalziel has claimed Goldson is capable of impressing in the Premier League and is surprised no top club have made a move by the upcoming January deadline Goldson is valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, winning his services without spending a penny would be a steal.

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Ngannou is undergoing surgery for MCL and ACL injuries

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will have surgery to repair MCL and ACL injuries before he can train or compete again, his manager Marquel Martin told ESPN on Wednesday. (Author: Gardener)

ACLFrancis Ngannou discusses the extent of the knee injury he sustained three weeks before his fight against Ciryl Gane. Francis Ngannou discusses the extent of the knee injury he sustained three weeks before his fight against Ciryl Gane. UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will have to undergo knee surgery before he can train or compete again, his manager Marquel Martin told ESPN on Wednesday. Ngannou (17-3) unified the UFC Heavyweight Championship by defeating Ciryl Gane (10-1) via unanimous decision at last weekend's UFC 270 in Anaheim, California. He suffered a cruciate ligament tear and a damaged ACL during pre-fight sparring. According to Martin, Ngannou plans to return to his native Cameroon soon and he and his team didn't want the operation to disrupt those plans. He will undergo an ACL repair procedure when he returns to the US. "I continue to be amazed and inspired by Francis' heart and resilience," Martin told ESPN. “Fighting on one leg to overcome all odds and remind the world that he is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world as possible. Ngannou is in a unique position as last weekend marked the eighth appearance of an eight-fight contract he signed with the UFC in 2017. He is still under an exclusive contract with the UFC because of a champions clause, but he told ESPN ahead of UFC 270 that he would no longer fight under the terms of his current deal. Whether the UFC and Ngannou can agree on a new deal remains to be seen. The two sides have made several efforts to reach a new agreement and came close in 2021. UFC President Dana White was noticeably absent after Ngannou defeated Gane in Anaheim and has not spoken publicly about Ngannou's contract since. According to records from the California State Athletic Commission, Ngannou's purse for UFC 270 was $600,000. In an interview with The MMA Hour this week, Ngannou estimated he left $7 million "on the table" in his last two fights by not signing a new contract, but that he was ultimately unhappy with some of the terms of those deals was. Ngannou has fought exclusively in the UFC for most of his MMA career. He has repeatedly expressed a desire to box professionally, telling ESPN his next contract must give him the opportunity to do so.

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Inside Katie Price's £1.3million Mucky Mansion, which has been plagued by damp and mold

The house fell into disrepair after spending £1.3million. (Author: Gardener)

Inside Katie Price'sKatie Price tries to clean up her Mucky Mansion (Image: Channel 4) Katie Price has given fans quite a glimpse of her infamous Mucky Mansion as she embarks on the monumental task of renovating it. However, the 19-bedroom mansion Katie bought in 2014 has fallen into disrepair over the past 18 months, from kitchen ceiling collapses to catastrophic black mold and damp issues. As well as dump trucks and vandals destroying the property by running faucets above and collapsing the kitchen ceiling below, Katie uncovered other problems as she renovated the home. In the first episode of her Channel 4 documentary, Katie was seen with her site manager Steve as he showed her the black mold and damp problems caused by rainwater seeping down her chimney. The 43-year-old star had been preparing to decorate son Jett's room but had to temporarily put her plan on hold to fix mold issues before decorating could begin. Steve told her, "It's the chimney breast and most likely it's something up in the chimney [causing the moisture issues]. Katie Price has owned the Mucky Mansion since 2014 (Channel 4 image) She paid £1.3million for it but it has since fallen into disrepair (Channel 4 image) Katie has had issues like collapsed ceilings and damp (Channel 4 image) Um To get to the root of the problem the top of the chimney had to be caulked with a new chimney cap which was added to prevent water and birds from entering the chimney itself. During the episode, fans also got a glimpse into Katie's son Jett's bedroom. She's trying to tidy up the house with her new show (Image: Channel 4) The house has 19 rooms and 10 acres (Image: Channel 4) The star shares children Jett and Bunny with Kieran Hayler, with Katie always with her creating a jungle bedroom for her son using some very, um, unique methods. She had crafted items for it herself, including cutting animal teddies to stick on a faux-grass wall and arranging colorful pom-poms around a circular mirror to add her own stamp to the space. Katie said she was inspired by Jurassic Park, adding: "Jett loves the outdoors. It will look amazing. I love a garden centre, I've got to grow old." The chimney caused all sorts of problems in the first episode (Channel 4 image) Katie got stuck (Channel 4 image) She also changes the dark wood (Channel 4 image) The star has big plans for the rest of the house as she hopes to redo the kitchen, change the floors and swap out the dark woodwork. She added: "So this is the first room of the house to be finished. I love how Jett looks at all the stuff I've made. Katie had some unique methods for Jett's room (Image: Channel 4) and the end result (Image: Channel 4) Katie - who also shares her children Junior and Princess with her ex Peter Andre and has their older son Harvey - previously explained why The Renovating her famous home was so important to her as she hopes to put her recent traumatic experiences behind her and narrowly avoid jail just before Christmas. Speaking about the house, she told Channel 4: "My house has been called the Mucky Mansion in the past but it's not anymore, I'm making it a home. "I get my hands dirty and do a lot of the work myself, and with the help of my amazing family and some brilliant friends, I'm leaving the past behind and rebuilding. "My house is a little bit like my life, it's going to be reassembled just like I'm going to be reassembled." It was previously reported that Katie will be paid £45,000 for the show, although Channel 4 has refuted claims that they are paying for the refurbishments and said: "The production has not paid the cost of renovating the house." Channel 4's editor-in-chief has previously spoken candidly about the channel's decision to work with Katie following her conviction on drunk driving charges. "In Katie Price's Mucky Mansion, we see a different side of Katie and learn more about her struggle with mental health and her close bond with her family. Katie Price's Mucky Mansion is available on Channel 4 and All 4. If you have a celebrity story, video or pictures, please contact the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling 020 3615 2145 or visit our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you.

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Man City and Liverpool move for Juve star Dybala?

Man City and Liverpool have reportedly contacted Juventus striker Paulo Dybala over a potential transfer. Transfer Talk is LIVE with the latest. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolTransfer Talk brings you the latest rumours, comings and goings and of course deals done! Liverpool have contacted Juventus striker Paulo Dybala about a possible transfer, Tuttomercatoweb says, while Gazzetta dello Sport insists Manchester City have joined the race. Dybala, 28, is out of contract in the summer and has yet to agree on a new deal. The Argentina international is expected to face competition for his place if Juve complete the €75m signing of Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina in the coming days. Inter Milan are also keen on Dybala as former Juventus director Beppe Marotta is now at the club and could offer him a chance to continue his Serie A career. The club are close to finalizing a €18m deal for 21-year-old River Plate forward Julian Alvarez, sources told ESPN, but Dybala would offer a more immediate option. 21.57 GMT: Inter Milan have signed Atalanta full-back Robin Gosens on loan for the remainder of the season, with a commitment to make the transfer permanent as long as 'certain conditions are met'. The 27-year-old has developed into one of the most exemplary full-backs in world football with 50 direct goals in 157 appearances for La Dea, including 13 appearances for Germany. 21.41 GMT: Paris Saint-Germain have no plans to allow Colin Dagba to leave Parc des Princes before the January transfer window closes, although the 23-year-old defender is keen to play more minutes, according to Foot Mercato. Saint-Etienne, Venezia and Mallorca have all approached the Ligue 1 leaders over a potential deal, with Dagba making just three appearances this season as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi. 21.24 GMT: Twenty days after losing Kieran Trippier to Newcastle United, Atletico Madrid have their replacement. The Rojiblancos have announced the signing of 32-year-old Valencia's Daniel Wass on an 18-month contract. The Denmark international has played mostly at right-back this season but can play in more advanced positions both on the wings and in central midfield. 🇬🇰 The Denmark international has signed his contract until 2023 😀 21.08 GMT: Calciomercato write that Juventus are trying to finalize a deal for Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez. The 26-year-old Uruguay international's form has also caught the eye of several Premier League clubs but it's the Bianconeri who are spearheading the race with talk of a loan deal that includes a €15m option to take him Season to make change permanent at the end of the year. 20.51 GMT: Aston Villa have announced the signing of Arsenal defender Calum Chambers on a three and a half year contract. The 27-year-old represented England three times in 2014 but has only played for the Gunners five times this season. 20.35 GMT: Barcelona have opened talks with Borussia Dortmund in hopes of loaning right-back Thomas Meunier for the remainder of the season, according to Marca. This transfer window has seen US international Sergino Dest fall out of favor with the club, resulting in the return of Dani Alves, the courtship of Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta and now a proposal for 30-year-old Belgium international Meunier , an offer for Dortmund is said to be open. 20.02 GMT: Lyon have set two targets as they prepare for the departure of midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, Foot Mercato reports. The Ligue 1 club have sought a move for 23-year-old Romain Faivre and it is reported that they will use the monies they receive from the Guimaraes deal - reportedly around €40m - to help them conquer the Spanish side Brest midfielder. Ellyes Skhiri is also on the shortlist at the Groupama Stadium, the 26-year-old has impressed for 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga this season. 19.45 GMT: DeAndre Yedlin's free transfer to Inter Miami CF could be completed as early as Friday, according to ESPN's Bruce Schoenfeld. The 28-year-old right-back and Galatasaray reached an amicable agreement to terminate the contract, paving the way for a return to MLS. 19.29 GMT: Aston Villa are considering a move for Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after their recent approach for Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur stalled, writes Ekrem Konur. Manager Steven Gerrard worked with the 26-year-old Finnish midfielder at Glasgow and Kamara's importance to the Scottish club has not waned since the manager joined Villa and started all but two Rangers league games this season with four points -Ahead of Celtic at the top of the table. 19.12 GMT: ESPN's Taylor Twellman reports that the New England Revolution and Arsenal have agreed a deal that will see United States goalkeeper Matt Turner move to north London this summer. The 27-year-old was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021 and won all 13 of his caps in the same year but now appears set to become an understudy to the Gunners' £30million signing, 23-year-old Aaron Ramsdale. 18.56 GMT: Southampton are keen on signing Tino Anjorin permanently from Chelsea, according to Football London. The 20-year-old forward was on loan to Lokomotiv Moscow for the first half of the season, where he was recruited by then-sports and development manager Ralf Rangnick, although it is reported that Thomas Tuchel's side have received offers from top clubs in the league over a possible second loan period. The Saints hope they can persuade Chelsea to allow him to join St Mary's, where fellow youth striker Armando Broja found success, in hopes of completing a deal before the transfer window closes. 18.40 GMT: It's a busy day at Lyon, who have agreed a deal to send striker Signe Bruun to Manchester United following the pending loan arrival of Portland Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan, according to the Telegraph's Tom Garry. The 23-year-old Denmark international has spent the last three seasons in France, mainly at Paris Saint-Germain, before joining OL last year. 18.23 GMT: Fabrizio Romano reports that an agreement has been reached between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barcelona on a deal regarding Adama Traore. The Blaugrana were reported to be in talks with the Premier League club on Thursday but it now looks like the 26-year-old winger will be offered a first loan deal if talks progress swiftly, which includes the option to make the move permanently for a transfer fee of 30 million euros. Traore is expected to undergo a medical and sign his contract on Friday. 17.50 GMT: The Philadelphia Union announced their own designated player deal on Thursday, with Mikael Uhre joining from Danish club Brondby IF. The 27-year-old frontman won the domestic league's Golden Boot last season and scored 19 goals in the Danish Superliga as Brondby went on to become champions. 17.17 GMT : Orlando City SC has announced the signing of Ercan Kara for a designated player deal. The 26-year-old striker joins the Löwen from Rapid Wien on a three-year deal that includes options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. The Austria international has been in impressive form this season, scoring 12 goals from 20 starts. 16.44 GMT: Gazzetta dello Sport claim Everton are looking to sign Juventus midfielder Dejan Kulusevski. The Sweden international is valued at around €35m although Everton could start with a loan offer. 16.22 GMT: Fenerbahce defender Attila Szalai has been linked with Chelsea for months but now Fanatik claims Newcastle could sign him. A €20m bid could reportedly tempt Fenerbahce to let him go, although it remains to be seen if Newcastle can persuade the player to make a move. 16.16 GMT : Scottish Premier League club Rangers have loaned Amad Diallo from Manchester United until the end of the season. 19-year-old Amad had played just 25 minutes for Atalanta in Serie A when United agreed to sign the young winger in October 2020 for a fee of €21m plus a further €20m in surcharges. The Ivory Coast international saw a planned move to Dutch side Feyenoord fall through last summer when he picked up an injury in training. He only made three Premier League appearances last season but scored twice in two games for United's Under-23 side in Premier League 2. "I'm excited to join Rangers by the end of the season," Amad told the Rangers website. 16.00 GMT: Manchester City have announced the signing of Norway midfielder Julie Blakstad on a two-and-a-half-year deal. Blakstad, 20, has scored 17 goals in 35 games for Rosenborg since joining Rosenborg in 2020. "It's great to be a Manchester City player and I can't wait to get started," she said. 15.48 GMT: Will Dusan Vlahovic's €75m signing put Juventus back in Champions League spots? 15.15 GMT: L'Equipe report that Newcastle's new offer to sign Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has a total value of €52m after many ups and downs in the deal - €42m initially plus €10m in surcharges. Sources have told ESPN that Guimaraes has been offered four times his Lyon salary at Newcastle and he would earn £120,000 a week from the move. The midfielder is preparing for a 2022 World Cup qualifier for Brazil in Ecuador on Thursday and could receive medical treatment on Friday after his return from Brazil. The former Paris Saint-Germain player is leaving National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club Portland Thorns to join Lyon on loan, a source confirmed to ESPN's Caitlin Murray. Horan, 27, is already in France - she left the USWNT camp on Tuesday and traveled to Lyon to complete the loan, the sources said. She is leaving the Thorns after six seasons in which she has won an NWSL Championship, two NWSL Shields and an NWSL Challenge Cup. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. She then joined the Thorns and was named NWSL MVP for the 2018 season. Lazetic, 18, is a replacement for Pietro Pellegri, who joined Monaco on loan in the summer but has now ended that stint to join Torino on loan with an option to sign permanently for €6m. The Serbian forward came through the youth ranks at Red Star Belgrade before making his first-team debut in November 2020 and has signed a contract with Milan until 2026. Trippier, 31, joined Newcastle from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid for €15m earlier this month. "I wanted to go back north and only Newcastle were interested in the north," he said. I thought maybe I could get other players to come here too, maybe if I go to Newcastle it shows that we're getting out of there. Trippier also mentioned another interest in the summer, with reports Manchester United didn't want to pay his €40m release clause. We had talks but Atletico Madrid just wanted my release clause and it was a lot of money for a 30-year-old so I understand why Man United didn't do that. 14.14 GMT: Ralf Rangnick is open to up to four first-team players leaving Manchester United in January over the emergence of Anthony Elanga, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson. Anthony Martial is already on loan at Sevilla until the end of the season and Rangnick is relaxed at the prospect of also losing Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek and Amad Diallo before Monday's transfer deadline. Newcastle remain interested in Lingard while Van de Beek has been offered to a number of clubs including Crystal Palace. Discussions are ongoing with Palace over a loan deal for Van de Beek, but there is also interest from clubs in Spain and Italy. United are keen to get a loan fee before letting the Dutchman go and will ask for his salary to be covered as part of a deal. 13.55 GMT: Does Jesse Lingard deserve more chances at Man United? 13.38 GMT: Corriere dello Sport claim that Roma have renewed their interest in Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka. Now the Gunners are keen to sign Ruben Neves from Wolves as his replacement, with Roma keen to re-open a contract for the Switzerland international. 12.35 GMT: Real Madrid are chasing Monaco's Aurelien Tchouameni and Ajax' Ryan Gravenberch, sources have told ESPN's Rodri Faez and Alex Kirkland that the France international is the top candidate to refresh the team's experienced midfield. Tchouameni, 22, has become one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe since becoming a first-team regular at Monaco last season. He has made 21 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and has won seven caps for France since his full international debut last September. The highly rated Gravenberch, 19, is also already a full-fledged Netherlands international, appearing regularly in World Cup qualifiers and appearing at last year's European Championships. Sources told ESPN that while Real Madrid are monitoring a number of young prospects, the pursuit of Tchouameni is "more serious". He is considered a suitable alternative and a possible replacement for Casemiro in defensive midfield. 12.22 GMT: Arsenal's talks with Juventus over the loan of midfielder Arthur Melo have collapsed, The Athletic says. Arthur, 25, is desperate to continue and Arsenal need to strengthen their midfield before the January window closes on Monday. However, the report claims Juve wanted the Brazil international on an 18-month loan while Arsenal only wanted him until the end of this season. 12.00 GMT: ICYMI – Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle are back with OL Reign. The National Women's Soccer League club have re-signed Rapinoe to a one-year contract while Lavelle's new contract is for two. Both spent time outside of the Reign last season due to the Tokyo Olympics. Rapinoe has been with Reign since the team's inaugural season in 2013. She holds the club record for career goals with 40 goals. Last season she featured in 12 games with six goals and three assists. Lavelle, a midfielder, played in 12 games for Reign last season after signing with the side in May. She had one goal and one assist. 11.17 GMT: The Independent claim that Newcastle and Watford are both keen on signing Liverpool defender Nat Phillips. However, Liverpool have reportedly turned down a loan offer from Newcastle with an option to sign him permanently, as well as a direct £7million offer from Watford. 10.36 GMT: According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez wants three more signings before the transfer window closes. Barca have already added Dani Alves and Ferran Torres to their squad this month but Xavi wants more reinforcements to increase his side's chances of a place in the top four. Xavi is hoping to bring a left-back and two other strikers, with Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico, Juventus' Alvaro Morata and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore all being targets. The club have told him to extend his contract, which expires in the summer, or leave this month. Both options would allow the club to make room to register new players within the spending cap set by the league. ESPN revealed in December that Xavi wanted Morata to add a number 9 to his squad as Barca following Sergio Aguero's retirement. Meanwhile, uncertainty over Dembele's future and an injury to Ansu Fati has seen winger Traore emerge as an option, with Tagliafico aiming to provide competition for Jordi Alba at left-back. 09.57 GMT: Erling Haaland has said it is time to "move on" from the comments he made about Borussia Dortmund earlier this month and pressured him to make a decision about his future. Haaland, 21, is expected to leave Dortmund at the end of the season with top Premier League clubs as well as Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all interested in his signing, according to ESPN sources. "I don't really want to say too much about it, but I felt it was time to say something." In an interview with selected Bundesliga rights holders, Haaland said why he felt he was addressing the situation publicly have to. 09.40 GMT: Palmeiras are considering slapping a €100m release clause on 15-year-old sensation Endrick amid interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and a host of other top European clubs, according to Brazilian publication Lance. However, Endrick - who has shone at U-17 and U-20 level in recent months and clips of his goals have gone viral - is still too young to sign a professional contract and Palmeiras could only reach such an agreement if he next July 16 will be. Marca report that with Real Madrid leading the race for his signing, an offer of €30-40m would now be needed to secure a deal for a mandatory purchase in two and a half years time when Endrick can be in Brazil at 18/09/18 GMT left: Jesse Lingard is increasingly unhappy with his treatment by Manchester United as talks over a possible loan deal to Newcastle have stalled and are on the verge of collapsing, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson. Lingard, who will be out of contract in the summer, wants to move to St James' Park by the end of the season. He remains disappointed that United have refused to start negotiations with either Tottenham or West Ham this month because they are seen as rivals for a place in the top four. Sources have told ESPN United that Newcastle are being asked to match Lingard's wages, pay a £2.5m loan fee and a further £12m if they avoid relegation. There is concern in Lingard's camp that Newcastle could soon take time off their pursuit and turn their attention to Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli. Sources have told ESPN that United have already turned down an offer from Newcastle for Lingard that included a £6million loan fee, despite agreeing to loan Anthony Martial to Sevilla for free. There are suspicions among Lingard's representatives that he is being treated differently because he has so far refused to sign a new contract and is free to leave Old Trafford on June 30. 08.42 GMT: Valencia have accepted Atletico Madrid's latest offer for Daniel Wass, with the move about to be made official, according to multiple reports in Spain. Both Marca and AS agree a deal was struck for a fee of around €3m, with Marca putting the figure at €2.7m plus variables. Wass, 32 - a versatile player who is nominally a midfielder but has frequently played as a full-back for Valencia - is available cheaply with his contract at Mestalla expiring this summer. Atletico were keen to add full-back after selling Kieran Trippier to Newcastle and are also reportedly on the verge of signing Reinildo Mandava from Lille. Valencia, meanwhile, are working against the clock to sign Ilaix Moriba as Wass' replacement, according to COPE radio. Negotiations are at an advanced stage and the 19-year-old, who recently took part in the Africa Cup of Nations with Guinea, could return to Spain six months after joining Leipzig from Barcelona. Valencia have approached Leipzig about Moriba on loan for the rest of the season. Moriba has made just six appearances in all competitions for Leipzig since his €16m transfer from Barca. 08.00 GMT: Tottenham Hotspur are expected to make FC Porto winger Luis Diaz an improved offer after an opening offer of €45m plus surcharges was rejected, sources have told ESPN's James Olley. Porto are in a strong negotiating position as the 25-year-old's contract includes a €80m ($90.23m) release clause, but Spurs are confident a deal below that sum can be struck. Tottenham are planning to increase their offer but the clubs remain wide apart in their ratings as negotiations continue in what is one aspect of what promises a busy few days at Spurs. Antonio Conte has stressed the urgency of reinforcements this month rather than waiting until the summer and has identified Diaz, a Colombia international with 16 goals from 26 games in all competitions this season, as a key element in his rebuild. - Southampton are so keen on keeping Armando Broja that they are willing to break their transfer record in order to lure him away from Chelsea permanently. TEAMtalk believe Broja, who has scored five goals in 18 Premier League games while on loan at the South Coast this season, has impressed the Saints' coaching staff enough that they are ready to part ways with £25m more than they paid Liverpool for Danny Ings to get him. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has a number of attacking options at Chelsea and could be ready to let Broja go. - PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo ignored admiring looks from Marseille to stay in the Netherlands last summer and his decision appears to have paid off as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are now all keen on the 22-year-old, according to Footmercato . The left-footed attacking player had previously been eyed by Bayern Munich but the Germans are said to have dampened their interest. Arsenal appear to be the most eager club as they look to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but they would struggle to keep up with Liverpool or Manchester City. Last year Slonina became the youngest goalkeeper to start in MLS, and his subsequent goal concede was also a record. Yet to make his full debut for the United States, Slonina has been compared to Gianluigi Buffon and the 17-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise. As well as two unnamed Premier League sides, Slonina is also said to attract interest from the Bundesliga, Serie A and Atletico Madrid in Spain. - Newcastle United appear to have joined the race following reports that Chelsea were monitoring Niklas Sule. Bayern boss Oliver Kahn confirmed on Wednesday that the German will leave the club in the summer. That's according to TEAMtalk, suggesting Sule won't leave until summer, when he'll be a free agent. However, Chelsea and Newcastle are keen to sign the centre-back before the end of the January transfer window, even if it means parting with £32m. - Manchester City are close to signing Hungarian prodigy Zalan Vancsa from MTK Budapest. The Telegraph reports that the 17-year-old winger will remain in Hungary until the end of the season before joining his new City team-mates in the summer. Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Sevilla are all said to be monitoring the rising star, but City have acted quickly to beat opposition to his signature. - Victor Osimhen is a wanted man and although he seems happy to stay at Napoli until the summer, he has been identified as a top target by Arsenal and Newcastle, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport. Barcelona are interested in the Gabon striker and if that deal goes through, the Gunners could move in for Osimhen. The 23-year-old scores a goal roughly every two games for the Italian side and his record at predecessor Lille has been just as impressive.

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Raphinha caught up with the Brazil red card drama when the Leeds United winger made an early substitution

Leeds United winger Raphinha was there for Brazil on Thursday night as O Seleção drew against Ecuador in Quito (Author: Gardener)

BrazilLeeds United winger Raphinha was there for Brazil when O Seleção played against Ecuador in Quito on Thursday night. Players of Brazil pose for the team photo before a match between Ecuador and Brazil as part of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers at Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium January 27, 2022 in Quito, EcuadorGet the latest Leeds United news straight in every day Delivering your inbox - sign up for free email updatesSomething went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for signing up. We've got more Newsletter Show Me Amid an unconventional international break in January, Leeds United have just one first-team player on duty for their country this month. Unlike other Premier League sides who have players at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, representatives participating in AFC World Cup qualifiers across Asia and CONMEBOL's South American World Cup qualifying cycle, Raphinha is Leeds' only international concern . Admittedly, that's a major concern given the Brazilian's importance to Leeds affairs this season, but the long-range striker has returned largely unscathed from his previous trips to the American subcontinent with the O Seleção. Prior to that brief international break, Raphinha was last involved with Brazil in a World Cup qualifier against arch-rivals Argentina - a game in which the Leeds winger required medical attention after an elbow blow from Nicolas Otamendi. Aside from a superficial injury, Raphinha has been perfectly fine, but it reflected the drama – and sometimes chaos – that can envelop South American World Cup qualifiers. Thursday night's bid between Ecuador and Brazil took place in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, tucked away in the Andes mountain range some 9,000 feet above sea level. Considering Britain's highest point - the summit of Ben Nevis - is approximately 4,400ft above sea level, it was of particular significance for Raphinha to compete at double height. Alisson Becker of Brazil collides with Enner Valencia of Ecuador during a match between Ecuador and Brazil as part of Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium on January 27, 2022 in Quito, Ecuador. Tottenham Hotspur's Emerson Royal conceded two cautions in the first 20 minutes before Liverpool's Alisson was shown a red card just before the half-hour. Ultimately, Alisson was stripped of the red card and play resumed with Brazil holding a narrow one-goal lead. The drama was far from over, however, as Brazil keeper Alisson was sent off for the second time in the game in added time at the end of the second half, only to lose his red card again. The game eventually ended 1-1, with Brazil already qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar later that year. Raphinha's next international match will be in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, when the O Seleção meet Paraguay in their final World Cup qualifier. With the Brazilian inland city less than a kilometer above sea level, the Estadio Mineirão will offer more comfortable conditions for the Leeds United winger and his team-mates before returning to Elland Road.

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The Birmingham City man opens up on Rangers exit as deal with Nottingham Forest was sealed

Birmingham City brought in two new players to strengthen Lee Bowyer's side on a busy day at St Andrew's (Author: Gardener)

Birmingham CityWelcome to BirminghamLive's coverage of Birmingham City on Friday 28th January. Birmingham City have confirmed the signing of forward Lyle Taylor on loan from Nottingham Forest. The 31-year-old came through to the end of the season and is reunited with Lee Bowyer, the manager with whom he helped promote Charlton Athletic from League One in 2019. Taylor replaces Chuk's Aneke, who has returned to The Valley after just seven months with Blues. He does so after a couple of stop-start seasons at the City Ground, where he has scored eight goals in 61 games, most of them off the bench. Taylor joins Lukas Jutkiewicz, Scott Hogan and the injured Troy Deeney as options for Bowyer. The pair enjoyed considerable success along with The Addicks, with Taylor scoring 35 goals at odds of more than a goal every two games. Mark: Rate this signing, last time he played under Bowyer he scored for fun. Michael Morby: For some reason I think Taylor will be really good for us. Not my first choice but I think I'll give him chances. Sign up for our free daily Birmingham City newsletter here. Chris O'Brien: Good timing for Derby Sunday from his past actions! Birmingham City have signed Juninho Bacuna from Scottish Premiership side Rangers. The 24-year-old is joining for an undisclosed fee, although BirminghamLive have been told the deal, including add-ons, could be worth up to seven figures. The central midfielder has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal and will become the Blues' first permanent signing of the window. They also loaned out Teden Mengi, Taylor Richards and Onel Hernandez. Bacuna will wear the number 21 shirt for Blues. Juninho Bacuna says the lure of more playing time pushed him to leave Rangers after just six months at the club. The 24-year-old joined Birmingham City today and left Ibrox after just 11 appearances and one goal. He has signed a three and a half year contract which he believes will give him the stability to fulfill the potential that everyone already knows about. "I've got the opportunity to play games, show my skills, Birmingham is a beautiful city, it's a great club, I'm looking forward to being here and playing games. "By playing games at the highest level you get experience, it's nice to do that and I hope for more in the future. “I like to play games every two or three days, football is about playing games. “I have time [a 3.5-year contract] to settle into the team and get to know everyone. "We can build something in these years, it is most important to build something with the team and the club, we will do everything to make an incredible time. "I'm a type of player who likes to get the ball, create, get passes to the forwards and wingers and when I get the ball I go near the box, have shots outside and inside the box and create chances. "The gaffer said 'We're trying to build something new, we want to build and grow as a club' and with me in the team we can start creating more chances and scoring more shots on goal." Birmingham City are on the verge of making transfers for Juninho To tie Bacuna and Lyle Taylor. If the pair are confirmed as Blues players, the number of players brought to the club in the current transfer window will increase to five. Pending Taylor's announcement, four will be on loan, Teden Mengi, Taylor Richards, Onel Hernandez and Taylor himself. If Bacuna's move is confirmed by Rangers, he will be the first permanent signing before Monday's 11pm deadline. The Blues hope to have signed up and registered in time to take on Derby County on Sunday. At 24, there's clearly room for improvement and for him to develop into a sellable asset, just as Che Adams has over the course of three, sometimes painful, seasons. Taylor is at the other end of his career. A 31-year-old with more road behind him than ahead and if you're feeling slightly underwhelmed, that's understandable. The forward has not maintained the goal difference that convinced Nottingham Forest to sign him from Charlton in the summer of 2020. However, it's unfair to say the transfers are at odds with the policy laid out by Craig Gardner last week when he described how permanent signings would be largely reserved for younger players, although that hasn't ruled out loaning out older players. The full transcript of that meeting can be found here, but the key transfer policy sections read: “We will not sign players on permanent deals where we pay fees for 28, 29, 30 year olds because at the end of the day it is this is a business and we want to bring assets to the club. “The players that we will sign for permanent players in the future will tend to be 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24-25 years old. If you offer them two or three year deals they are at their peak when we can get the best investment out of our players." He added: "Don't get me wrong if it's a loan until the end of the season or we can snag someone for free for a year and they're 29-30, we're definitely going to take a chance."

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Wolves unconvinced by Spurs forward

Barcelona are in talks with Wolves over a move for Adama Traore, who is unconvinced by Tottenham's offer to use him in various positions. (Author: Gardener)

BarcelonaAdama Traore has been a long-term target for Tottenham Barcelona are in talks with Wolves over a move for Adama Traore, who is unconvinced by Tottenham's offer to use him in various positions. Barcelona have offered a loan move with a £29million option to make a deal permanent and Traore wants to return to the club where he started his career. Sky Sports News reported earlier this week that Spurs would agree a £20m deal for the 26-year-old after their previous £15m offer was rejected, but Barca now appear to be preferred in the race for Antonio Conte's side his sign him. | Paper TalkAll deals closed in JanuaryLive football on Sky Sports Sky Sports News also understands that Tottenham will not try to convince Traore to reject Barcelona and will instead focus on other targets. Tottenham are continuing talks over a deal for Porto winger Luis Diaz to strengthen their squad ahead of the transfer deadline. He was a longtime target for Spurs, who were in talks to sign Traore at the end of the summer transfer window. Traore is out of contract in June 2023 and has had a new deal on the table for 15 months with his current club keen to keep him. 'It looks like Spurs have missed out on Traore' "It looks like Spurs have missed out on Adama Traore as Barcelona have agreed in principle to loan him out from Wolves with an option to buy him for around £ in the summer buy 25m "Spurs tried to buy Traore and put in a bid of £15m which wasn't enough. It was expected a deal could be struck for around £20m but Barcelona went for the player , who used to play for Barcelona Academy."And when a club like Barcelona comes for you, it's very difficult to say no and that's why he decided to come back to Barcelona. "There are reports in Spain that he has agreed to a pay cut in order to move to Barcelona - so it looks like bad news for Spurs as far as Traore is concerned. Even if Traore's defense has been questioned, no one doubts that his ball carrying ability needs a new one Traore was only used there in desperation by Bruno Lage - as he left Brentford and Crystal Palace behind - and most recently had a run at full-back under Nuno Espirito Santo in autumn 2019, with mixed results Interest from Barcelona has changed his mind. The chance to return as an international player in his prime and ready to make an impression on his former team-mate Xavi Hernandez is an opportunity he will have been longing for. Now he seems ready to take it Chance to get View from Spain: Deal came as a surprise? "This is a deal, de r appears very close. Barcelona haven't denied this story and reports here in Spain reflect that there is an agreement between the two clubs and the player. Traore loves the idea of ​​playing for Barcelona again. "It's extremely surprising given Barcelona's financial situation. It's only on loan until next summer with an option to buy it - but not mandatory. "He's a Barcelona player who's on loan at Wolves, who have the option to buy the player for €30m to buy. If Traore plays extremely well and Barcelona want to sign him on a permanent basis, Trincao might hold the key to Traore staying beyond July. We have that." To recall, he played for Barcelona B and only twice for the first team seven years ago when he was a boy. "He would return to a different Barcelona. When he left, the club was all about possession under Pep Guardiola and Enrique, but now you have to consider that while he's not your typical Barcelona player of the last 10 or 15 years, he's a very physical player who can help Xavi up to date Team.” Follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports Who will make a move before the transfer window closes at 23:00 on Monday 31 January? Keep up to date with the latest transfer news and rumors on our dedicated Transfer Center blog on Sky Sports digital platforms. You can also check out the pros, cons and analysis on Sky Sports News. Follow Tottenham Hotspur with Sky Sports. Follow every Tottenham game in the Premier League this season with our live blogs on the Sky Sports website and app and watch game highlights just after full-time for free. Want the latest from Tottenham? Bookmark our Tottenham news page, see Tottenham fixtures and Tottenham latest results, see Tottenham goals and videos, keep track of the PR Emir League table and see what Tottenham games are live on Sky sports can be seen. Get all this and more - including notifications sent straight to your phone - by downloading the Sky Sports Scores app and setting Tottenham as your favorite team. Hear the best reactions and expert analysis from the Premier League with the Essential Football and Gary Neville podcasts, stay up to date with our dedicated Transfer Centre, follow Sky Sports social accounts on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and find Find out how to get Sky Sports. Traore could return to Barcelona Tottenham were close to signing Traore

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Katy Perry adds MORE dates to Vegas show as fears mount for Adele

Katy Perry will be adding 16 more concert dates to her popular Play Las Vegas residency, the star announced on social media on Thursday. (Author: Gardener)

Katy PerryThe additional shows come "by popular demand," according to a tweet, and will see the 37-year-old pop star through the end of summer at the newly opened Resorts World Las Vegas. Perry's extended residency comes as Adele fans are increasingly concerned that the British songbird may never embark on her own much-anticipated residency, having unplugged from the shows hours before her scheduled debut. Katy Perry will be adding 16 more concert dates to her popular Play Las Vegas residency, the star announced on social media Thursday. We've just added 16 more shows from #PLAY at @ResortsWorldLV! See you this spring and summer," read a tweet shared on Katy's official account. Perry launched her Campy Residency Play in late 2021 to good reviews. In her zany show, the mother-of-a-child emerges from a giant toilet and converses with a talking COVID mask, with critics praising the show as both "poignant" and "quirky and psychedelic." Exciting: The additional shows are coming "thanks to popular demand," according to a tweet, and will see the 37-year-old pop star through the end of summer at the newly opened Resorts World Las Vegas Spectacle: Perry has launched her campy residency, Play, in late 2021 with good Reviews The extra 16 dates will mean huge earnings for the Gurls' singer, who should already have pocketed $168 million for the first 32 performances. Given the impact of the recent Covid pandemic, it came as no surprise that Katy alluded to the virus with several oversized props, including a giant mask, and toilet paper rolls to refer to the panic-buying of essentials at the start of the crisis last year. Just Katy: Her zany show sees the mother-of-a-child emerge from a giant toilet and converse with a talking COVID mask, with critics praising the show as both "poignant" and "quirky and psychedelic," generating huge revenues for the Californian Gurls singer, who should already rake in $ 168 million for the first 32 performances. Described as nothing short of spectacular, Katy's sets included a keyhole, ducks, a life-size face mask — and the neon toilet that the California native hopped off. Adele's doomed Las Vegas set was pictured for the first time after retiring from her Caesars Palace residence just hours before her first show. The 33-year-old singer tearfully announced last week that her show "just isn't done" and claimed she canceled her much-anticipated shows after an "angry argument over a swimming pool stunt" with acclaimed set designer Esmerelda Devlin . What a mess: Perry's extended residency comes as Adele fans are increasingly concerned the British songbird may never launch her own much-anticipated residency, having unplugged from shows hours before her scheduled debut while she... Having promised fans the dates would be pushed back - and blaming Covid for the sudden cancellation - it seems increasingly unlikely their "weekends with" stint in Las Vegas will happen anytime soon, if ever, with their sets removed from the venue became. It comes as country music star Keith Urban, husband of Nicole Kidman, announced he will now be playing weekends at Caesars Palace in late March and early April - should Adele perform. Not looking good: Adele's production was loaded onto trucks and taken away from Caesars Colosseum this week - a sure sign that her much-anticipated show won't be happening anytime soon. Replacement: Keith Urban, husband of Nicole Kidman, has announced he will be playing at Caesars Palace on the weekends in late March and early April now – should Adele perform

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The Great Memory of the Celtic Ace; 25-minute 'Punishball' exposes glaring Socceroos issues

The Great Memory of the Celtic Ace; The 25-minute "Punishball" reveals the glaring Socceroos problem: talking points (Author: Gardener)

SocceroosGraham Arnold's absence on the touchline didn't stop the Socceroos from their crucial 4-0 win over Vietnam as the return of a Celtic star sparked an attacking attack on the visitors. Watch the world's best soccer players with beIN SPORTS on Kayo every week. Tom Rogic is affectionately dubbed 'The Wizard of Oz' by Celtic believers and he really proved why in an all-star performance against Vietnam. He had the ball in the net after just 19 seconds but intervention by VAR resulted in the referee awarding the goal after assessing Jackson Irvine, who obstructed the Vietnam goalkeeper's view from an offside position. The setback did little to stop Rogic from shining, however, as he put the opening goal on a perfect cross on a plate that Jamie Maclaren headed home for the opener past the Vietnamese keeper. Rogic then went from assist to goalscorer, flicking the ball past the keeper after Mat Leckie put it in play with a fine through ball. The Celtic ace showed how much the team missed him in the last game against China, as he kept finding space between the lines and connecting the game with confidence. However, the first 25 minutes painted a different picture, one that left the fans feeling all too familiar. The Socceroos rarely struggle to reach the final third, but what has often let them down in recent games is the killer pass to unlock deep defense, being able to convert chances or even pass in forward areas to each other apart from the first 19 seconds in which Rogic scored before being cruelly ruled offside, it felt like déjà vu as chance begged for chance. Luckily, Jamie Maclaren ended the worries with an opener after 30 minutes before Rogic, Craig Goodwin and Riley McGree could add their names to the scorers' list. Vietnam are bottom of Group B of AFC World Cup qualifiers so there would always be chances for the Socceroos in the 90 minutes. But with games against Oman, Japan and Saudi Arabia - the three toughest opponents still to play depending on their ranking position - they simply can't afford to waste in front of goal again. Graham Arnold was a notable absence from the dugout as he tested positive for Covid earlier in the week. Assistant coaches Rene Meulensteen and Tony Vidmar attended practice sessions barking orders from the sidelines while the Socceroos kept a beat while Arnold watched from elsewhere. No doubt he would have watched angrily as Vietnam mounted the pressure early in the second half and it wouldn't have been nice to be the person on the other end of the communication line at that moment. If there was a game to miss for Arnold, perhaps the best place to do so was Vietnam on Australian soil. But no decision has yet been made on whether he will travel to Oman with the squad and that could be worrying as it marks another must-attend event for the Socceroos against a team they have previously struggled with on their travels. The Socceroos had to form a defensive line that had never played together as a unit, as debutant Joel King threw in at left-back. King and right-back Fran Karacic reinforced the Socceroos' attack as they bombed up and down the wings, but the space they left behind meant Vietnam could easily engage the counterattack. The defensive unit was solid in the first half, but the first 20 minutes of the second half told a different story. A close-range save by Mat Ryan kept the score 0-0 but he often stopped dead in his tracks as the Australian skipper saw shot after shot whistle right past his post. Counter-attacking has often been the Socceroos' Achilles' heel in World Cup qualifying lately and they must not let that happen again. While Vietnam nearly scored, Joel King didn't look out of place at all in his Socceroos debut. He connected well with Mat Leckie on the left wing and stood up defensively when challenged. Regular left-back Aziz Behich will join the squad for the next World Cup qualifier in Oman, but is he a guarantee of going straight back into the starting XI? King can now call himself Socceroo and while he doesn't retain his place at left-back against Oman, it's safe to say the 21-year-old will be a regular for years to come.

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Chelsea fans discover Jorginho's profile on celebrity dating app Raya

The 30-year-old Chelsea FC star has traveled to Florida with his team-mates for a short break during the Premier League winter break, leaving his girlfriend and son at home. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaJorginho was spotted on celebrity dating app Raya after jetting off to Miami without his girlfriend Catherine Harding. The 30-year-old Chelsea FC star - who has been dating the singer since 2020 - has traveled to Florida with his team-mates for a short break during the Premier League winter break, leaving his girlfriend and son at home. Jorginho's profile was spotted by a fan who linked to his account and they noticed that it doesn't include the 'Friends only here' message when he appeals to potential matches. According to The Sun, Jorginho's profile links to his official Instagram account, which has three million followers, noting that he's "visiting Miami from London". The user who spotted the profile said: "I was shocked because I know from what I had read before that he has a girlfriend. Our profiles matched, but I didn't speak to him because I knew he was dating someone. Jorginho and Catherine, who goes by the stage name Cat Cavelli, began dating in 2020 and they share son Jax, 16 months after he split from his wife Natalia Leteri. The couple, who share son Victori and daughter Alicia, had been married since 2017 and have been together for three years. Catherine, who also has daughter Ada, six, with actor Jude Law, took to Instagram to share a family snap with Jorginho and their children. Raya is often referred to as the celebrity version of Tinder as the dating app requires a membership and verification process, which is tempting for big stars. A number of celebrities have joined Raya over the years, likely drawn by its exclusivity and promise that all members have the same expectations of privacy, although this hasn't stopped several stars from speaking out about their own experiences in the exclusive dating world app to speak . Amy Schumer, 39, met her former boyfriend Ben Hanisch on Raya, while Drew Barrymore, 46, revealed on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen last year that she was "stopped by a guy who owned a restaurant," after she matched him. Though she didn't name names, Barrymore said she's seen so many celebrities swipe through Raya that it was "like flipping through a Us Weekly." Others are said to have used the service, including Lily Allen and Cara Delevingne. Raya: The VERY exclusive dating app that only approves 8% of applications. Raya is often referred to as the celebrity version of Tinder as the dating app requires a membership and verification process, which is tempting for big movie stars. The app, launched in 2015 by Mike McGuiness, then a partner at Co-Op Agency in Los Angeles, and Daniel Gendelman describes itself as "an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in the creative industries. ' Users must be referred by an existing member and their application will then be voted on by a membership committee. According to reports, only about 8% of applicants are admitted. In addition to the $9.99 per month subscription fees, the company also charges for sponsored placement of user requests. Soho House uses physical space, we try to use software.” Other stars are said to have used the service, including Moby, Lily Allen, Cara Delevingne, Raven-Symoné, Tommy Lee, Whitney Cummings and Chelsea Handler.

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