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Real Madrid to poach Ronald Araujo from Barcelona?



The 2022 January switch window is open (find out when it closes here), and there is loads of gossip swirling about who’s transferring the place. Switch Speak brings you all the most recent buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, after all, done deals!

TOP STORY: Actual Madrid to poach Araujo from Barcelona?

Real Madrid are hoping that Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo is not going to signal a contract extension with the membership and need to signal him this summer season, Diario AS reports.

Araujo, 22, has made 22 appearances in all competitions for Barca this season — together with with a damaged hand towards Madrid within the Supercopa Clasico defeat on Wednesday.

Talks between the Uruguay worldwide and Barcelona to increase his contract have stalled in current months and, along with his deal expiring in June 2023, Los Blancos are monitoring the scenario intently. Barcelona are nonetheless in want of money as they battle €1.4 billion money owed and could possibly be persuaded to let Araujo go, even to their bitter rivals.

Madrid tried to signal the centre-back in 2018 earlier than he joined Barca from Boston River in August 2018 for an preliminary €1.2 million switch payment.

Araujo’s future will not be Barca’s largest precedence proper now, with the Catalan membership focusing most of their vitality on getting winger Ousmane Dembele to signal a brand new deal earlier than he turns into a free agent this summer season.


11.00 GMT: Will Tottenham do something in January?



Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens focus on the scenario at Spurs after they had been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea.

10.32 GMT: Kenedy has admitted that Chelsea’s resolution to recall him from his mortgage spell at Flamengo caught him abruptly as he was anticipating to stay on the Brazilian membership till the tip of the season.

Kenedy, 25, may fill in at left-back after the damage to Ben Chilwell however the Blues are additionally trying to the switch market to seek out cowl.

“I used to be taken abruptly. I discovered yesterday evening round 11 p.m. All the things was very quick,” Kenedy said after the news were confirmed. “Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They requested me to current myself and I am presenting myself. It was Flamengo that instructed me. I am simply fulfilling the contract.”

10.15 GMT: Pablo is in negotiations to terminate his contract with Sao Paulo forward of finishing a transfer to Atletico PR.

The 2 golf equipment have failed to succeed in an settlement however the 29-year-old ahead, who has a contract with Sao Paulo till 2023, could possibly be prepared to surrender a part of his wage to facilitate the transfer.

10.00 GMT: Mexico worldwide Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona has signed for Sevilla.

The LaLiga aspect have agreed to pay FC Porto a reported €3m and the winger has signed a contract till June 2025.

Corona, 29, joined Porto in 2015 from Dutch aspect Twente, who he joined two years earlier from Mexican membership Monterrey. He scored 31 objectives and had 69 assists in 286 appearances for FC Porto.

09.57 GMT: Ajax have announced they’ve reached an settlement for the switch of winger David Neres with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Neres, 24, had been underneath contract till 2023 however will depart for €12m plus one other €4m in add-ons.

Ajax have been linked with a transfer for Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn as a substitute.

09.40 GMT: River Plate are already getting ready for all times with out ahead Julian Alvarez because the 21-year-old star is attracting curiosity from European golf equipment.

ESPN Argentina says that River had been eager about bolstering their assault with a brand new ahead and would attempt to signal an additional one if Alvarez does depart the membership for his $20m launch clause.

But, in response to the experiences, Napoli, Atalanta, Good and one other European membership are eager about signing the Argentine starlet and River are getting ready to obtain provides within the coming days.

09.16 GMT: Marcus Rashford‘s struggles will not be worrying Manchester United, writes Rob Dawson, however it’s as much as him and coaches to show issues round.

Regardless of Rashford’s dip in kind, senior sources at Previous Trafford say he’s “completely key” to the membership and hope to open contract talks earlier than the tip of the season. However with a deal working via 2023 and the choice of one other yr, sources have instructed ESPN he is not going to be in a rush to signal.

A United fan who has been on the membership for the reason that age of seven, Rashford is determined to achieve success at Previous Trafford, however he additionally stays bold to gather prime trophies. He was on Paris Saint-Germain’s record of attainable replacements for Kylian Mbappe in the summertime and prior to now has been talked about as a goal for each Barcelona and Actual Madrid. Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola are massive followers of the striker, and sources have instructed ESPN that Rashford wouldn’t be sad if Pochettino was named as United’s subsequent everlasting supervisor. He is without doubt one of the names on a five-man quick record.

For now, although, it would fall on Rangnick to discover a method of getting Rashford again to his greatest. He want to play commonly on the left aspect of a entrance three, however it’s a place that has not at all times existed within the German’s system since he arrived at United in December.

08.30 GMT: Manchester United ahead Cristiano Ronaldo has told ESPN Brasil that he’s aiming to proceed his footballing profession till the age of 42.

Regardless of his membership’s struggles this season, the 36-year-old is United’s prime scorer with 14 objectives in all competitions.

When requested whether or not he can see a restrict to his longevity, he instructed ESPN: “I really feel completely happy to be a participant who has proven who, in my case, longevity has been a vital issue for me to maintain taking part in at a excessive degree, placing in good performances.

“Genetically I really feel like I am 30 years outdated. I take nice care of my physique and my thoughts. One thing I’ve discovered just lately is that after 33, I imagine the physique can ship in the event you want it, however the true battle is psychological.

“Going via many issues with the deal with the tip aim of staying at a excessive degree is the toughest factor, and that is what I have been doing for the previous couple of years. I have been working and focusing extra on engaged on my thoughts. I do know my physique will deal with me as a result of I’ve a whole lot of respect for it and I take heed to it rather a lot.

“Life has to have essential moments, for higher or for worse, however once you fall you have to have the power to stand up. I am completely happy, I need to keep right here and see what is going to occur. I need to discover out if I will play till I am 40, 41, or 42, however crucial factor is that my day by day aim is to benefit from the second.”



Alejandro Moreno asks whether or not Chelsea must step exterior of their consolation zone in an effort to beat Manchester Metropolis, and preserve their title possibilities alive.


Chelsea are set to resume talks over a brand new contract with defender Antonio Rudiger, experiences the Mail. The Germany worldwide can depart on a free switch in the summertime, with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid stated to have an interest, however the 28-year-old is alleged to be open to staying in west London for a wage packet price round £200,000 per week.

Serie A aspect Napoli wish to land Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, writes Calciomercato. Spurs’ document signing is reportedly free to depart the membership in January, with Antonio Conte but to discover a place for the 25-year-old within the aspect. The Partenopei are one in every of various sides linked with the France worldwide, with the group sitting third in Serie A trying to reinforce their central ranks.

– Tottenham are monitoring a possible transfer for Internazionale defender Stefan de Vrij, in response to Ekrem Konur. Conte gained Serie A final season with the Netherlands worldwide a staple of his again three, and the 29-year-old is out of contract in 18 months’ time, with the Italian supervisor stated to be maintaining a tally of the scenario.

Burnley are eyeing former Newcastle United and England striker Andy Carroll, in response to the Mail. The Clarets are stated to be out there for a striker to exchange Chris Wood, who left for relegation rivals Newcastle on Thursday. Carroll, 33, is with Championship aspect Studying, having joined the membership on a short-term deal to show his health after leaving the Magpies final summer season.

Marseille wish to signal Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, in response to RMC Sport. The 29-year-old has simply six months remaining on his contract and reportedly shall be allowed to depart the membership this month. OM supervisor Jorge Sampaoli coached the previous Banfield and Independiente standout whereas answerable for Argentina in 2017 and 2018.

– Burnley have held talks with Ligue 1 aspect Lens over a possible transfer for midfielder Seko Fofana, writes the Mail. The report means that Newcastle United and Leeds United additionally maintain an curiosity within the 26-year-old, who may depart this month if the fitting provide is available in.

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