Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Wednesday, January 2.
International and European club football
Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Valencia and Borussia Dortmund; the English-based trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been short-listed for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award 2018; and Cristiano Ronaldo has warned Juventus that they must not make winning the UEFA Champions League an obsession.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson warned his team not to expect their trip to Manchester City to be like last season's Champions League encounter; Tammy Abraham is reportedly considering cutting short his loan spell at Championship club Aston Villa to return to the Premier League; and American midfielder Emerson Hyndman has returned to Bournemouth from Hibernian at the end of his six-month loan in Scotland.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Former Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji has signed with French Ligue 1 club Guingamp until the end of the season; Eredivisie club FC Emmen have confirmed the signing of Dutch forward Michael de Leeuw from Major Soccer League side Chicago Fire; and Ghana star Asamoah Gyan says he is confident of seeing more playing time at Turkish Super Lig club Kayserispor now that the team is under new management.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Huddersfield Town have signed Tottenham defender Jaden Brown on a free transfer on a two-and-a-half year deal; Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has been linked with a move to Scottish Premiership side Hearts; Norwich City midfielder Matt Jarvis has joined Walsall on loan for the rest of the season; and Chelsea have rejected a second offer of more than £20m from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi.