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Al-Nassr miss Modric after Ronaldo deal

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With the January switch window now open round Europe there’s loads of gossip swirling about who’s transferring the place. Switch Discuss brings you all the most recent buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, after all, carried out offers!

TOP STORY: Al-Nassr cannot persuade Modric to hitch Ronaldo

Saudi membership Al-Nassr made headlines after they signed Cristiano Ronaldo to the costliest soccer contract in historical past, and it seems they don’t seem to be stopping there as they search so as to add extra huge names. One participant who will not be becoming a member of, nonetheless, is Luka Modric, as Al-Nassr failed of their makes an attempt to signal the Croatia worldwide and reunite him along with his former Actual Madrid teammate.

That is in keeping with Spanish outlet Marca, which studies that the 37-year-old midfielder turned down a profitable provide to hitch Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia to spend one other season at Actual Madrid.

Modric, who starred for Croatia as they completed third on the World Cup in Qatar, is on Al-Nassr’s wishlist alongside different gamers together with Sergio Ramos. Nevertheless, Modric is not prepared to depart Los Blancos, and reportedly as an alternative needs to remain within the Spanish capital for at the very least another season.

Even at his age, Modric continues to play a outstanding position for Actual Madrid, so when he is able to go away Los Blancos he’s certain to have loads of choices. He reportedly additionally had gives from MLS, however believes he can nonetheless play on the highest degree in LaLiga for an additional season.


09.00 GMT: Martin Dubravka has been recalled by Newcastle United from his season-long mortgage at Manchester United, the golf equipment introduced on Sunday.

The goalkeeper made two appearances after transferring to Previous Trafford in the summertime however will now return to St James’ Park.

United paid £2m to mortgage Dubravka forward of the season and had an choice to signal him completely for £6m if the Slovakia worldwide made a sure variety of appearances.

Sources have advised ESPN it was Newcastle’s determination to finish the 33-year-old’s mortgage spell early.



Julien Laurens explains the potential switch choices that might see Joao Felix go away Atletico Madrid.


– It could possibly be a busy January at Molineux with Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui open to the departure of Raul Jimenez, in keeping with the Each day Mail. Following the arrival of ahead Matheus Cunha from Atletico Madrid, Lopetegui is ringing the adjustments in Wolves’ ahead line and he is now looking out for an additional striker with the intention to enable Jimenez to depart this month. The 31-year-old Mexico worldwide has been one of many membership’s most constant performers prior to now few years, and he’s additionally one in all Wolves’ high earners on a contract that runs out in 2024, which can clarify why Wolves are prepared to let him go. Barcelona have been monitoring Jimenez’s progress, which has been restricted to only 5 appearances this season resulting from accidents.

– Following Chelsea‘s reported “substantial provide” of €120m for Argentina star Enzo Fernandez, Benfica boss Roger Schmidt has admitted that the 21-year-old midfielder might need performed his final sport for the Portuguese membership, as reported by the Each day Mail. Fernandez was chosen to play in opposition to Braga on Friday evening, although studies in Portugal recommend he wasn’t eager to play, presumably because of Chelsea’s curiosity. The Blues are reported to have agreed to pay Fernandez’s launch clause in installments. This information would clarify Fabrizio Romano’s suggestion that Benfica are plotting a bid to signal Norwegian rising star Andreas Schjelderup as a possible substitute.

– There was a lot hypothesis about Adrien Rabiot‘s subsequent vacation spot, nevertheless it now seems as if Juventus are eager to have talks with the France midfielder with the intention to persuade him to remain in Italy, in keeping with Calciomercato. Rabiot regarded more likely to go away the Bianconeri in January, with this contract up in the summertime, however Juve bosses are hoping they will sit down with the 27-year-old and persuade him to increase it. Talks have taken place between Juve chief Federico Cherubini and Veronique Rabiot, Adrien’s mom, whereas golf equipment reminiscent of Arsenal proceed to watch the scenario intently.

– Juventus are following midfielder Denis Zakaria‘s progress at Chelsea below Graham Potter with curiosity, and could be open to Chelsea making the mortgage transfer a everlasting one. That is in keeping with Tuttosport, which believes {that a} determine of €28m could be sufficient for the Blues to seal a everlasting deal for the 26-year-old Switzerland worldwide. Zakaria has been in good kind since being granted first-team alternatives by Potter, and was strong once more in the membership’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.

– Morocco’s World Cup star Azzedine Ounahi is needed by quite a few golf equipment round Europe, however L’Equipe believes Napoli lead the race for his signature. Nevertheless, the French outlet says the 22-year-old will see out the season with present membership Angers, and can transfer on in the summertime slightly than in January. The midfielder is contracted till 2026 and Napoli are believed to have agreed to let him see out the season earlier than he strikes to Italy. A agency provide is believed to have been made, with Leicester Metropolis additionally closely linked.

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