AS Monaco coach Niko Kovac and Sofiane Diop remain in a goalless draw on the Stade de Reims pitch on November 7, 2021 – FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI Â © 2019 AFP

Undisputed holder in Strasbourg, Anthony Caci could live his last months under the direction of Julien Stephan. According to information from RMC Sport, the defender who will be terminating his contract at the end of the season is likely to join Germany this winter. Mainz and Frankfurt are interested in its services.

It is a decision which has matured in the minds of the Monegasque leaders for several weeks. And who is now irreversible. AS Monaco have decided to separate themselves from coach Niko Kovac. According to our information, the Principality club informed Niko Kovac on Thursday evening of this desire to change coach.

In recent months, Niko Kovac has moved away from some important members of his dressing room like his captain Wissam Ben Yedder. Its management and its choices, not always understood by its men, have weakened it. Just like the lack of ambition of his team, which has never yet entered the top 5 in Ligue 1 this season and which has not shone against the big stables (defeated against Marseille, Lyon, Paris; draws against Nice and Lille).

The Monegasque leaders also have in mind the first missed half this summer during the Champions League play-off against Shakhtar Donetsk, a crucial meeting.

While the club has kept all the major players in its squad this summer to support its ambitions and build on the momentum of the past season, the start of the season has been sluggish.

The difficult adaptation of the rookies and the inconspicuous progress of players like Fofana and Caio Henrique from the previous year contributed to this decision.

Free from any contract, Bakary Sako returns to AS Saint-Étienne, ten years after wearing the club’s jersey for the last time. AT?? The 33-year-old striker had been training with the reserve for two months.

He has not played an official match since November 2019, with Pafos FC, in Cyprus. This is the Greens’ first winter signing.

As announced by the Italian press, Michaà «l Cuissance will leave Bayern for Venice, in Serie A. The player loaned to OM last season will be transferred to the promoted club. The operation is estimated between 3 and 4 million euros.

In addition to the Abdou Diallo case mentioned just before, AC Milan has not abandoned the Romain Faivre track (Brest). The French club are still asking 15 million euros for their player. Milan are thinking but are considering making a real move next summer. Reflection on this subject is underway.

AC Milan are looking for a central defender to make up for the long absence of Simon Kjaer. The club and PSG are in talks for Abdou Diallo but Paris has offered a transfer to Milan. The Italian club do not wish to spend any money on this position just yet and are looking for a loan.

The file seems complicated if the PSG does not open up to the idea of ​​a loan. AC Milan is also exploring other loan avenues, even if it means putting a purchase option. The player is focused on the CAN for the moment and does not make a transfer a priority in January.

In a stalemate at FC Barcelona with little playing time, Philippe Coutinho would be open to a loan until the end of the season in Brazil, according to UOL. The media specifies that the attacking midfielder would like more exposure, in order to give themselves more chances to participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Atlà © tico Mineiro and Palmeiras are the tracks that stand out.

Newcastle, Galatasaray and CSKA Moscow would like to sign Yusuf Yazici du Losc, according to Turkish media Karar. The English club would be the most advanced on the file. Still according to the same source, the Lille club would be interested in transferring its attacking midfielder to the Magpies, who have a significant budget for this winter transfer window thanks to the colossal means of the new owners Saudi Arabians.

Yusuf Yazici, 24, does not start with Jocelyn Gourvennec. He nevertheless took part in 15 league games and 4 in the Champions League. He scored only one goal and delivered only one decisive assist.

AT?? The search for a central defender, Newcastle would have made Sven Botman one of the priorities for the winter transfer window. According to the Daily Mail, the Dutchman could be inclined to join the Magpies. Negotiations with Lille are around 35M euros.

Centerpiece in the midfield of AS Roma, Jordan Veretout has taken a step forward in his game. so much so that this year he had his first selections with the French team. His performances attracted Newcastle recruiters who according to Foot Mercato would be willing to make an offer to the Italian club. For his part, the Frenchman would not close the door to a start in the Premier League.

“Lâ ???? ESTAC and its trainer, Laurent Batlles decided, today, to put an end to their collaboration by mutual agreement and in good understanding”, announces Troyes in a press release. ©. The club is currently 15th in Ligue 1. Erick Mombaerts will take over the interim.

FC Metz have made a buyout loan offer for Abdu Contà © de Moreirense (Portugal). The Portuguese club have yet to respond but are expected to decline the offer.

The Catalan daily Sport announces this Thursday an agreement in principle between Ousmane Dembélé (and his agent) and Juventus. While the option of an extension at Barça now seems cooled, the French striker could land in Italy this summer, at the end of his contract. But the newspaper specifies that he and his entourage continue to be attentive to the other offers. Sport notably cites PSG, Manchester United and Newcastle.

According to information from L’Equipe, Olympique Lyonnais would already like to part with their striker Xherdan Shaqiri during the winter transfer window. Arrived last summer from Liverpool, the Swiss international has played only 13 games in all competitions since the start of the season, for a record of a small goal and two decisive passes.

After Real Madrid and Atlà © tico, will Alvaro Morata sign up for Barça? Revealed by AS and confirmed by journalist Gerard Moreno, the news of the day announces that discussions exist between the player, his agent and the Catalan club. Xavi would be at the initiative of this operation which could go “beyond a loan of six months”. Under contract with the Colchoneros, La Roja center-forward is on loan to Juventus until next June.

FC Basel have made a loan offer in Monaco for Chrislain Matsima. The 19-year-old defender wants to leave to have playing time. In France, Lille, Strasbourg and Brest are interested, a German club also. Villarreal would like a transfer. The French will choose according to his playing time.

Courted by the biggest European clubs, in particular by Real Madrid and Barça, Erling Haaland knows he is wanted. And very sorry. In a story posted to his Instagram account in the last few hours, the Borussia Dortmund striker drew attention by posting a succinct message that some may say may serve as a clue to his future.

In English, Haaland indicates, with two photos of him entering the lawn, that “his next six months will be the best six months (of his career)”. Implied, also, perhaps the last with the Ruhr club.

Negotiations for a contract extension between Barça and Ousmane Dembà © là © are today at a standstill. According to information reported Wednesday evening by the Spanish press, which RMC Sport is able to confirm, negotiations are at a standstill after a meeting on Wednesday. AT?? From January 1, the player will be free to agree with other clubs for the next season.

OL have made an offer of 4 million euros after reaching a contractual agreement with Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun. But Lyon still do not have an agreement with Zénith Saint-Petersburg because the Russians want to have a replacement for their striker before they can agree to let their player go.

Welcome to the RMC Sport website to follow live comments on the latest news and rumors of the transfer window, which will open on January 1. Numerous cases should animate these coming weeks, like the players at the end of their contract next June, who will be able to commit where they wish from the beginning of the year 2022.