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Alan 12:34 Sun Jan 1
New Year's Day Newspapers (includes West Ham)

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Jude Bellingham's father wants the England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder to join Liverpool, with Real Madrid and Manchester City also seeking the 19-year-old's signature. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa are monitoring the situation of Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with the 28-year-old yet to sign a new deal with just over a year remaining on his current contract at Goodison Park. (Sun)

Chelsea are "one step away" from signing Benfica's 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23 - a Manchester United target - is open to leaving Atletico Madrid in January. (GiveMeSport)

MLS side Sporting Kansas City tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo before the 37-year-old joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle have made a "very big offer" for Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy, 27. (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea are trying to sign France defender Benoit Badiashile but Monaco boss Philippe Clement has warned they are not the only club trying to sign the 21-year-old. (Metro)

Mykhailo Mudryk says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a "top coach", with Chelsea joining the Gunners in the race for the 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk winger. (Metro)

Tottenham Hotspur have "taken the first steps" in a deal to re-sign English Sporting Lisbon midfielder Marcus Edwards, 24. (A Bola, via TeamTalk)

Spurs are also close to completing a £35m deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro, 23. (Star)

Tottenham are prepared to sell 23-year-old Brazil right-back Emerson Royal after a training ground bust-up. (Football Insider)

Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, 31, could leave Sevilla for Manchester United or Bayern Munich in January. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Leeds United are close to finalising a deal to sign defender Maximilian Wober, 24, from Red Bull Salzburg. (90 min)

Borussia Monchengladbach and France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, would rather join Manchester United than Newcastle or Aston Villa, who are also interested. (Bild - in German)

Los Angeles FC have beaten interested Premier League clubs to sign Croatian forward Stipe Biuk, 20. (Daily Mail)

Juventus are interested in 29-year-old Everton and Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. (Calcio Mercato Web - in Italian)

Manchester United's 19-year-old Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri - who is currently on loan at Birmingham City - is of interest to Marseille. (Sun)

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Aston Villa are keeping an eye on Jordan Pickford's contract issues - as they brace themselves for offers for World Cup winner Emi Martinez.

Arsenal are ready to battle Chelsea to sign striker Dusan Vlahovic next month.

Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is on the wanted list of French giants Marseille.

Manchester United are trying to jump into the race for Sunderland wonderkid Chris Rigg.

Brentford are watching Sunderland hitman Ross Stewart in case they need a replacement for Ivan Toney.

Norwich plan talks with David Wagner about becoming their new manager.

Brighton could recall German speedster Reda Khadra from his loan spell at Sheffield United.

Crystal Palace pair Luke Plange and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi are targets for promotion-chasing Barnsley.

Wolves defender Dion Sanderson is being monitored by Rangers as boss Michael Beale chases new talent.


English football is set to undergo its biggest revolution since the formation of the Premier League with the creation of a new regulator that will put fans at the heart of the game.


Manchester United are monitoring developments with Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.

Chelsea will continue their aggressive approach to the January transfer window as further talks are planned today over a move for Benfica's £106m-rated midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

Arsenal are to make an improved offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk this week.

West Ham are standing by manager David Moyes with the board having given him their support after their fifth consecutive Premier League defeat by Brentford on Friday.

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery is exploring the possibility of bringing Gerard Deulofeu back to the Premier League.

Manchester City are holding talks over the potential signing of Argentina's under-20 midfielder Maximo Perrone.

Leeds United have continued talks with Red Bull Salzburg over a £14m deal for defender Max Wober.


Howard Webb is setting off on a Premier League roadshow to double down on officialdom's efforts to weed out time-wasters and cheats.


Tottenham are close to completing a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro.

World Cup wind-up merchant Emiliano Martinez has got a new dog to guard his winner's medal.


David Moyes still has the support of the West Ham board for now - but the next three matches are crucial to his future and the manager will not be given significant funds in January to rescue himself.

Fans will be protected from "breakaway" leagues like the abortive European Super League under government plans for a new watchdog.


Liverpool hero Robbie Fowler is worried that Jude Bellingham may be inspired by his former team-mate Steve McManaman to choose Real Madrid as his next club over the Reds.

Tottenham have reportedly begun the first steps to re-sign Marcus Edwards from Sporting Lisbon.

Newcastle have submitted a 'very big' offer for Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy, according to reports.


Watford are ready to step up their interest in Ryan Porteous - and could sign the Hibs ace on a pre-contract deal this month.


Southampton and Newcastle United are both set to watch Dundee United's Rory MacLeod in the coming days.


Atalanta: Malinovskyi remains on the market: between West Ham and Conte's dream

Going from the nine goals scored in all of 2021/22 between Serie A and the Europa League to just one goal scored, moreover at the beginning of the season, in 2022/23 so far gives an idea of Ruslan Malinovskyi's situation at Atalanta. From central beacon, around which Gian Piero Gasperini had built, somewhat surprisingly, the Nerazzurri's offensive game to one of many, often to be sent onto the pitch only during the match. All this after months in which there have been several problems, at an environmental level. The coach's outburst at the press conference, the answers via social media from the Ukrainian's wife. With a farewell that did not arrive last summer which can instead be consumed in January.

LONDON CALLING-Malinovskyi wants to feel like a protagonist again and, although he is very close to Bergamo, since last summer he has been looking around for a club that can give him back the role he no longer has with the Goddess. His dream was, and still is, Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici's Tottenham, a club that appreciates him but would only borrow him. A hypothesis excluded by the Percassi family, footballingly in love with Ruslan and reluctant to let him go. Marseille is always in the background, but here too with a problem linked to the transfer formula, while those who have come forward with polls in recent weeks are West Ham. Convincing Atalanta, also thanks to a renewed contract until 2025, will not be easy. But Malinovskyi is tired of waiting: he wants to try a new challenge.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Hello Mrs. Jones 8:53 Sun Jan 1
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Many thanks, Alan. Can I ask you a favour? In 2023, can you only post good news?

ted fenton 8:25 Sun Jan 1
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happygilmore 12:52 Sun Jan 1

Mex Martillo 5:05 Sun Jan 1
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happygilmore 12:52 Sun Jan 1

Thanks Alan for all news during 2022, really impressive and very appreciated. And I wish you an excellent 2023.

claret59 3:01 Sun Jan 1
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thanks alan for all your efforts through the year, best wishes for 2023

gph 2:31 Sun Jan 1
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I wonder if Sullivan family is footballingly in love with David Moyes...

Thanks, Alan, for the year just gone, and all the others

COOL HAND LUKE 2:23 Sun Jan 1
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Cheers Alan! Trust you are keeping well, buddy. This is my first port of call whenever I log on to WHO - keep it rolling mate!

Crassus 1:34 Sun Jan 1
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Thank you Alan for the fine work all year
All the best for 2023

happygilmore 12:52 Sun Jan 1
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Thanks Alan 12:48 Sun Jan 1

Thanks Alan 12:48 Sun Jan 1
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Banjo 12:38 Sun Jan 1

Banjo 12:38 Sun Jan 1
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Alan 12:34 Sun Jan 1

Thanks Alan and all the best for 2023 mate.

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