Transfer news: Emery likely to be sacked on Friday, Spurs to opt in for Bale

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke is a potential candidate to take over from Lucien Favre at Borussia DortmundSueddeutsche Zeitung reports.

Outwardly, BVB's hierarchy has relayed that all of the goals set out to Favre for the season are still achievable, but recent results have many calling for a change of coach.
Farke, a former coach with Dortmund's reserves, is still under contract with Norwich, but with the Canaries sitting in the relegation zone the 43-year-old could soon be available.

Emery likely to be sacked on Friday

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Gunners boss a goner
Unai Emery's time as Arsenal manager appears to be up, with The Athletic reporting that the under-pressure Spaniard looks 'increasingly likely' to be sacked on Friday.
Numerous reports have suggested that Emery has been on the brink for some time now due to poor results, but the club's hierarchy are said to have had a crisis meeting after Thursday's Europa League loss to Eintracht Frankfurt to discuss the head coach's future.
Should he get the axe today, assistant boss Freddie Ljungberg appears the likely candidate to take control of the Emirates outfit on a temporary basis.

Spurs open to the idea of bringing Bale back

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Madrid star could see familiar door opened
Tottenham are willing to consider bringing Gareth Bale back to the club, claims Bleacher Report, with club chairman Daniel Levy prepared to explore a deal.
Any approach to Real Madrid does, however, rest on a green light being given by Jose Mourinho, with Spurs prepared to back their new boss in the transfer market.

Ajax hoping to win Reinier race

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Ajax are hoping to beat the likes of Manchester CityReal Madrid and PSG to Flamengo star Reinier, reports De Telegraaf.
The Dutch giants are willing to break their transfer record to land the highly-rated Brazilian and are ready to open the bidding.

Sessegnon to stay at Spurs

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Ryan Sessegnon will not be leaving Tottenham during the January window, reports The Sun.
A loan switch had been mooted for the 19-year-old former Fulham star, but an injury to Ben Davies has Jose Mourinho rethinking his plans and closing the door to any approaches.

Dortmund willing to sanction Sancho sale

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Borussia Dortmund are willing to part with Jadon Sancho during the January transfer window, claims the Independent.
Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with a move to bring the England international back to his homeland, and official approaches could now be made.

Clock ticking on Emery

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Chelsea's Baker annoyed at loan club Dusseldorf

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Chelsea's on-loan midfielder Lewis Baker is annoyed to be warming the bench at Fortuna Dusseldorf, according to Bild.
After a promising start to life in the Bundesliga, Baker has now been frozen out of the squad by 34-year-old Adam Bodzek and 37-year-old Oliver Fink.
The 24-year-old, formerly of Leeds, Vitesse and Middlesbrough among others, is thought to be increasingly angry at his fall from grace in Germany.

Enrique was offered Premier League job

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Spain boss targeted as Emery replacement
Luis Enrique offered Robert Moreno the chance to work with him after being offered a job by a Premier League club this month, report AS.
Moreno's subsequent refusal is suggested to have been the reason for the acrimonious fall-out between the two.
It is thought the club in question may have been Arsenal, with club chiefs running out of patience with current encumbent Unai Emery.

Vydra's Leeds move all wrapped up

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Burnley forward Matej Vydra is set to join Championship side Leeds in January with a move already agreed, according to Mondo Udinese.
The 27-year-old, a reliable goalscorer in the second tier, has struggled to make an impact with the Clarets and has only two goals to show for his 22 appearances.
If the move does go ahead, the Czech international would provide competition up front for striking duo Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah

Emery to be sacked 'within hours'

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Frankfurt performance was final straw
Arsenal will sack manager Unai Emery 'within hours' of the Gunners' 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, according to Mundo Deportivo's Francesc Aguilar.
“It is due to the strange behaviour of their players on the pitch with a level much lower than their quality," he claims. "This was evidenced against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.”
Arsenal's current run of seven games without a win is the worst the club has suffered since 1992, before Arsene Wenger joined the club.

Milan feeling positive about Ibrahimovic move

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There are positive feelings at AC Milan that a deal can be found to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club, according to Radio Rossonera's Pietro Balzano.
It is claimed a meeting with agent Mino Raiola could be set up int the coming days.
The Swede scored 56 goals in 85 games in two seasons at Milan, winning the Serie A title in 2010-11.

Pellegrini has two games to save job

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West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has two games to save his job, according to the Daily Mail.
The Hammers have lost six of their last eight games in the Premier League, slipping towards the relegation zone as a result.
Their next two games are away trips to Chelsea and Wolves, with a home fixture against Arsenal to follow.

Willian won't speak to clubs in January

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Willian says he won't speak to any other clubs in January despite there being no contract offer currently on the table from Chelsea.
"Honestly, I'm happy here," he told reporters. "I feel happy to play for this club but this situation is not in my hands. I wait for them. They know what I want, what I want to do."

Atletico want Penarol teenager Pellistri

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Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Penarol's 17-year-old winger Facundo Pellistri, according to AS.
The youngster has already played 17 times in the Uruguayan First Division.
Arsenal and Barcelona have also been linked with making a move.