football news round-up – thursday, january 10

06:30    10 Jan 2019

Stoke City have appointed Nathan Jones as their new manager
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.

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