Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Sunday, January 6.
International and European club football
Gareth Bale is failing to adequately replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, according to the club's Champions League hero Predrag Mijatovic; Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick believes he can still convince Victor Moses to rescind his decision to quit the Super Eagles and is set to travel to England for talks with the Chelsea winger; and AFC Wimbledon striker Kwesi Appiah is hoping to earn a place in Ghana national team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for June.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
Bournemouth have signed England striker Dominic Solanke from Liverpool for £19m; Celtic have reportedly signed Scotland winger Oliver Burke on loan from West Bromwich Albion until the end of this season; and Ross McCormack has joined Motherwell on loan from Aston Villa, returning to Fir Park after a spell with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has agreed a deal to join Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to various reports; Burak Yilmaz has completed a contentious move to Besiktas after Trabzonspor confirmed that they have agreed to sell the veteran striker; NEC Nijmegen have loaned AZ Alkmaar striker Ferdy Druijf until the end of the season; and Austin FC announced the addition of 15 individuals hired for the front office and operations staff as the club prepares for a launch in Major League Soccer in 2021.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly no intention of staying at Chelsea and has already agreed terms with Bayern Munich, who see him as the long-term successor to Arjen Robben; Chelsea are said to be close to offloading Alvaro Morata to AC Milan on loan, allowing Gonzalo Higuain to complete a loan move to Stamford Bridge, with a view to a permanent deal in the summer; and Manchester City defender Kyle Walker reportedly had been playing with an abdominal injury before being relegated to Pep Guardiola's bench for recent games.