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Footy Talk: Football news and rumours - 2nd December 2016

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LIVE Updated: 02 December 2016 20:28:04 IST - Published: 02 December 2016 09:41:50 IST

That's all we have for the day in Footy Talk. We will be back tomorrow morning with the latest news, updates and transfer gossip from all around Europe. Until the next time we meet, Adios!

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, who is determined to bolster his squad in January, is planning to launch a bid for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson. The 24-year-old has struggled to find playing time at the Emirates this season and has been at the receiving end of criticism from fans. 

Arsenal and Chelsea target Franck Kessie has reportedly agreed a move to Serie-A giants Juventus at the end of the season. The 19-year-old midfielder is one of Europe's promising young stars at the moment after scoring six goals and two assists for Atlanta this season. 

Valencia are planning to launch a bid for Chelsea outcast John Obi Mikel in January. According to sources in Spain, coach Cesare Prandelli has identified the Nigerian as his primary target and his little involvement with Chelsea under Antonio Conte could force him to seek new pastures. 

Valencia are planning to launch a bid for Chelsea outcast John Obi Mikel in January. According to sources in Spain, coach Cesare Prandelli has identified the Nigerian as his primary target and his little involvement with Chelsea under Antonio Conte could force him to seek new pastures. 

Mohammed Salah out for three weeks after suffering an ankle ligament tissue damage. The winger is expected to be back in action in January but will not feature for AS Roma until February as he will be playing a part in the AFCON for Egypt. Roma have been linked with a move for Manchester United play-maker Memphis Depay as a potential replacement for the player who has been in dynamic form this season.

Mohammed Salah out for three weeks after suffering an ankle ligament tissue damage. The winger is expected to be back in action in January but will not feature for AS Roma until February as he will be playing a part in the AFCON for Egypt. Roma have been linked with a move for Manchester United play-maker Memphis Depay as a potential replacement for the player who has been in dynamic form this season.


31-year-old Chapecoense defender Neto is recovering well and may be able to resume his footballing career according to the doctors. He underwent a surgery on his lung, a knee, a wrist and his head after surviving the air crash that shook the world.


"There is absolutely no idea to sell anybody from the first-team squad. It wouldn't make sense. The funny thing is you create stories that aren't stories, and then you ask me about the stories that aren't stories," said Klopp, when asked about the possibility of selling Daniel Sturridge amidst interests from West Ham United.



Fenerbahce are ready to swoop in on Manchester City winger Jesus Navas according to reports. The Spaniard's contract at the Etihad runs out in the summer and this deal looks like it could happen. 

Fenerbahce are ready to swoop in on Manchester City winger Jesus Navas according to reports. The Spaniard's contract at the Etihad runs out in the summer and this deal looks like it could happen. 

Juventus and Inter Milan are reportedly monitoring Moussa Sissoko's situation at Tottenham. The midfielder has struggled at White Hart Lane since his £30M switch in the summer from Newcastle United. 


29-year-old Belgian defender, Jan Vertonghen has put pen to paper, as he extends his stay at White Hart Lane to 2019.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Henrikh Mkhitaryan no regrets over joining Manchester United.


Speaking to Sky Sports, Henrikh Mkhitaryan no regrets over joining Manchester United. "But if I'm being honest, I'm very happy with the way my life has turned out. It was always my dream to play for the biggest clubs in the world."

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that defender Mathieu Debuchy is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury. The Frenchman has only made a single appearance for Gunners this season and is expected to be unavailable till New Year. 

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that defender Mathieu Debuchy is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury. The Frenchman has only made a single appearance for Gunners this season and is expected to be unavailable till New Year. 

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare fears that he will not be able to continue his career after he endured a horrific crash in September. The Senegal international broke his jaw and thigh bone in the accident in London.

Leicester City and Genk have agreed on a £15 million signing fee for Wilfred Ndidi according to rumors. Fine details and a work permit needs to be sorted out now before the defender can make his way to the King Power stadium. 

Leicester City and Genk have agreed on a £15 million signing fee for Wilfred Ndidi according to rumors. Fine details and a work permit needs to be sorted out now before the defender can make his way to the King Power stadium. 


According to Turkish media outlet fanatik,, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to swoop in for Fenerbache's Simon Kjaer in a bid to bolster his side's defensive options in January. The 27-year-old Dane has played 35 games for the Turkish giants since joining from Lille in 2015 and is highly rated.

According to Turkish media outlet fanatik,, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to swoop in for Fenerbache's Simon Kjaer in a bid to bolster his side's defensive options in January. The 27-year-old Dane has played 35 games for the Turkish giants since joining from Lille in 2015 and is highly rated.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has no regrets over joining Manchester United.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has no regrets over joining Manchester United. "But if I'm being honest, I'm very happy with the way my life has turned out. It was always my dream to play for the biggest clubs in the world."

Manchester United will have to pay Monaco £8.4m when striker Anthony Martial scores one more goal. A clause in his contract states that the payment must be made when the striker reaches 25 club goals. The total fee for the 20-year-old French striker could reach an astonishing £61.2m.

Manchester United will have to pay Monaco £8.4m when striker Anthony Martial scores one more goal. A clause in his contract states that the payment must be made when the striker reaches 25 club goals. The total fee for the 20-year-old French striker could reach an astonishing £61.2m.

Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that the sale of AC Milan is on the right path. The President had agreed to sell the club to Sino-Europe Sports, but rumors are flying around calling the politician out over a lack of funds.

Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that the sale of AC Milan is on the right path. The President had agreed to sell the club to Sino-Europe Sports, but rumors are flying around calling the politician out over a lack of funds.

"When you have a manager who actually believes in you, you actually enjoy going out there to play football again.", says PFA Fan's Premier League Player of the Month winner, Victor Moses on Antonio Conte.

Southampton manager Claude Puel refused to participate in what he calls as 'speculation and rumor', as reports have emerged over Virgil van Dijk's imminent move to Liverpool.

Southampton manager Claude Puel refused to participate in what he calls as 'speculation and rumor', as reports have emerged over Virgil van Dijk's imminent move to Liverpool.

The BBC has confirmed that a minute's silence will be held before every football match this weekend, as the footballing world stands in solidarity with the lost lives of the Brazilian club.

Harry Kane's new contract is set to land him £150,000 per week. The deal which keeps him at White Hart Lane until 2022, automatically makes him the highest earner at the club.

Harry Kane's new contract is set to land him £150,000 per week. The deal which keeps him at White Hart Lane until 2022, automatically makes him the highest earner at the club.

As the footballing world deals with the horrific tragedy of the Chapecoense disaster, Arsenal star, Gabriel Paulista, delivered an emotional tribute to his late friend Caio Junior, the Chapecoense coach. 

United are preparing to recieve bids for Morgan Schneiderlin. The French international isn't one of Mourinho's favorites, and is looking to move on with his career as the January transfer window appears. Both Everton and West are allegedly plotting a £20 million move.

United are preparing to recieve bids for Morgan Schneiderlin. The French international isn't one of Mourinho's favorites, and is looking to move on with his career as the January transfer window appears. Both Everton and West are allegedly plotting a £20 million move.

As Chelsea travel to Manchester tomorrow to take on Pep Guardiola's City, some of the most expensive players on English soil will feature.

31 of the 55 players named in this year's FIFPro World XI have played for Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid over the past footballing year.

El Confidencial, a Spanish newspaper, broke big news last night, claiming they know exactly how Cristiano Ronaldo used tax loopholes in Ireland to save millions. Watch this space.



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