Transfer Updates – Icardi blow for Chelsea, Tottenham star opens door for Ajax return

Transfer Updates (October 24) – Icardi blow for Chelsea, Tottenham star opens door for Ajax return

Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 25, says he has “no intention” of leaving the Serie A club. (AS)

Chelsea are set to miss out on both Icardi and Genoa’s Poland forward Krzysztof Piatek, 23, as the Blues look for a striker in January. (Evening Standard)

Sacking manager Julen Lopetegui, 52, would cost Real Madrid 18 million euros (£16m). (Sport)

Lopetegui will be sacked and reserve team boss Santiago Solari, 42, placed in interim charge for Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona. (Star)

Former Spain coach Lopetegui will still be in charge for El Clasico. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has suggested Lopetegui is not in immediate danger of the sack and everything at the club “is totally normal”. (Mail)

Former Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus says Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 25, is ready for a move to Real Madrid(Sun)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says the Reds need to strengthen to compete at the same level as Europe’s best teams, including Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, has revealed he would be open to re-joining former club Ajax in the future. (Sky Sports via De Telegraaf)

Chelsea are planning to offer Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 25, a new contract in the region of £100,000-a-week. (Mail)

Nigeria winger Victor Moses, 27, is ready to leave Chelsea as he struggles for game time under new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri. (Goal)

Victor Moses

Wolves want to add attacking reinforcements to their squad in January, but will not recall on-loan striker Rafa Mir, 21, from Las Palmas. (Birmingham Mail)

Atlanta United boss Gerardo Martino, who has announced he will leave at the end of the MLS season, is in line to become the new manager of Mexico. (CBS)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi says he will never coach a team to play in the same way as those managed by Jose Mourinho. (FourFourTwo)

Togo coach Claude Le Roy has backed 26-year-old Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane for a shock move to rivals Manchester United. (Star)

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis flew from Athens to personally deliver a message that their performances must improve, after their first defeat in seven games. (Mail)

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