Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Thursday, January 10.
International and European club football
Serie A side Torino are reportedly in talks with Premier League giants Chelsea to sign Nigerian defender Ola Aina on a permanent basis in this January transfer window; former German youth female international Eunice Nketiah Beckmann has revealed her readiness to play for Ghana’s Black Queens in international football; and Arjen Robben thinks Bayern Munich have been given the “worst possible draw” in the Champions League as they face Liverpool in the last 16.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
A sensational return to Real Madrid for Jose Mourinho could be scuppered by a wrangle with Manchester United, as he is still negotiating a payoff from Old Trafford; Championship club Stoke City have appointed Nathan Jones as their new manager after sacking Gary Rowett; and Scottish club Kilmarnock have handed midfielder Iain Wilson a new one-year deal until the summer of 2020.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Barcelona have been criticised by Ligue 1 club Toulouse after announcing they have agreed a deal to sign defender Jean-Clair Todibo; AFC Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt says he wants to remain with the Eredivisie club and will not be leaving during this January transfer window; and Leicester City are reportedly ready to loan Fousseni Diabate to Turkish club Sivasspor.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Athletic Bilbao's sporting director Rafael Alkorta has confirmed the club's interest in re-signing Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, according to Cadena Ser; Bristol City have completed the loan signing of Kasey Palmer from Chelsea; Barcelona are open to the idea of selling Malcom this month, despite only signing the 21-year-old Brazilian in the summer; and Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has slapped a world-record £225m price tag on Christian Eriksen, according to AS.