Papers: Man City will battle Real Madrid for Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo

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Manchester City are tracking Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo - but will have to beat Real Madrid to get him.

Xherdan Shaqiri says his Liverpool side are proving they can cope with the pressure of being title favourites.

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is keen on Croatia World Cup defender Domagoj Vida, with his club Besiktas believed to be ready to cash in on him.

Premier League target Jarrod Bowen will not be allowed to leave Hull City on the cheap, boss Nigel Adkins has warned.

Watford will not sell Abdoulaye Doucoure to Paris Saint-Germain, or anyone else, in January - at any price.

Christian Pulisic's prospective transfer to Chelsea might have been inadvertently 'announced' by former Fulham and USA forward Eddie Johnson on Instagram.

Sevilla have asked Liverpool about the possibility of re-signing defender Alberto Moreno.

Valencia are hoping to sign West Ham striker Javier Hernandez in January with a view to a £7m permanent move in the summer.


Paul Pogba revealed the wristband he wore in Manchester United's 4-1 win against Bournemouth was in support of Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.

Sadio Mane has escaped FA action after appearing to put his hands round Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner's neck.

Southampton's Charlie Austin could face an FA investigation after aiming an obscene gesture at Manchester City fans.

Gary Rowett's future at Stoke is in question with additional pressure coming from fans upset by his style of play.

Bolton are waiting on the future of loan winger Yanic Wildschut before making plans for the January transfer window as they need to free up wages.


Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has had a medical with Crystal Palace ahead of his loan move.


Mason Mount is targeting a top-two finish with Derby County after an extraordinary end to 2018.

Aston Villa are set to recall Jed Steer from his loan spell at Charlton - possibly only for their midweek game against QPR - in the wake of Orjan Nyland's season-ending injury. New signing Lovre Kalinic is not eligible until Saturday.


A section of Chelsea fans continued to defy the club's wishes by singing an anti-semitic chant during Sunday's clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Sunderland should know this week whether exciting forward Josh Maja will accept the club's offer of a new contract or decide to cash in and move on.


Celtic skipper Scott Brown will open talks with Western Melbourne this week as they look to lure him to Australia's A-League.

Ryan Kent believes everyone in the Premiership will fear Rangers after their performance in the win over Celtic.

Motherwell have opened talks on an audacious deal to bring Ross McCormack back to Fir Park.


Alfredo Morelos faces an anxious wait to discover if he will be punished for any of his three off-the-ball incidents in Saturday's Old Firm game.

Celtic are lining up a January loan move for West Brom and Scotland winger Oliver Burke.

Ivory Coast striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo has emerged as a £2m target for Celtic - he currently plays in Slovakia for Dunajska Streda.

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis could be back in Glasgow this week to complete a move to Rangers if the club can finance his £60,000-a-week wages.

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