Everton do not have the "financial conditions" to sign players in the January transfer window, according to Marco Silva.

The Toffees are 10th in the Premier League having responded to back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion and Leicester City with a 2-0 home victory over Bournemouth.

Reports suggest their forward line is set to be depleted with Oumar Niasse said to be nearing a loan move to Cardiff City.

But they may not be able replace the forward, with boss Silva telling reporters: "When you asked me the last few weeks the possible players coming or not in the market, I told you that you just can't sign someone if someone leaves the club or we sell someone.

"We don't have the financial conditions to go in the market, [that] is the feedback I have at the moment. I have to find different solutions."

Everton are thought to be keen on signing Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea following his struggles while out on loan at Valencia during the first half of the campaign.

However, Silva added: "It is not the moment for us to talk about player A, B, C or D [and] if they could interest our model as a team.

"We have to work with the players we have here, develop them, let them get better every day. This is our job.

"What can happen in the market you know already, what are our possibilities as a club and my possibilities as a manager to do or not."

Defender Andrew Robertson has signed a new "long-term contract" with Liverpool, the Premier League leaders have announced.

Defender Andrew Robertson has signed a new "long-term contract" with Liverpool, the Premier League leaders have announced.

Jose Mourinho has defended his Manchester United record while hinting at unrest at the club, saying "people don't know what is going on behind the scenes" at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese was axed last month after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left them 19 points adrift of the Premier League leaders less than halfway through Mourinho's third campaign at the helm.

Mourinho won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in his first year before guiding United to a second-placed finish in 2017-18, but poor results on the field this season, coupled with reported rows with several high-profile players, resulted in his December departure.

However, Mourinho, who has won league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, as well as the Champions League twice, insists all was not well at United.

"I think that sometimes we comment on what we see, but don't know what is behind the scenes, that influences what we see," he told beIN SPORTS.

"I think that is a fundamental thing. If I tell you, for example, that I consider one of the best jobs of my career to finish second with Manchester United in the Premier League, you say, 'this guy is crazy. He won 25 titles and he's saying that a second position was one of his best achievements in football'.

"I keep saying this because people don't know what's going on [behind] the scenes."

Mourinho turns 56 on January 26 but stressed that his stint at United would not be his last at the highest level.

He has been linked with returns to former clubs Inter and Real Madrid, while rejected speculation of taking over at Benfica before Bruno Lage was appointed as the new head coach at the Portuguese club.

"No, I want to coach, I'm too young," he said on the possibility of retirement.

"I'm in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks.

"Too young [to retire], really. I'm going to stay where I belong; I belong to top-level football and it's where I'm going to be."

Unai Emery has given no thought to rumours suggesting Mesut Ozil could be set to leave Arsenal.

The former Germany international has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium, having not played for Arsenal since their 1-1 draw at Brighton and Hove Albion on December 26. 

However, Emery revealed Ozil could feature this Saturday when Arsenal host Chelsea, and insisted he is only thinking about how to get the best out of the former Real Madrid man. 

Asked about the speculation surrounding Ozil at a media conference on Thursday, the Gunners boss said: "I am not thinking about that. I am thinking how he can help us. 

"He helps us sometimes this year with good performances and other moments with not good performances like another player. Other moments he has had injuries and has not been ok to play the matches. Now after these two weeks working with normality maybe this Saturday can be ok for us. 

"I like to create the same spirit for all. Every player gets and gives us consistent work at consistent moments. It's not easy. Sometimes you are better. Sometimes you are worse. With every player I am working and thinking about that the same. 

"The most important for me is how he can help us with being consistent and also when they are okay to train every day and play matches.

"Now he is training with consistent work during the last two weeks. He can be [available]."

Emery also refused to shed light on talk of Arsenal's head of recruitment Sven Mislintat leaving the club, adding: "I was working with him the last two weeks, we had two or three meetings together. We are working normally. I don't know other different issues to him.

"I don't know [if he is leaving]. When I spoke with him all is normal. My relationship with him for this transfer [window] is that in the last two, three weeks we are speaking about that.

"Today for me the normality with him is working. I haven't spoken with him today but in the last two or three weeks we've had meetings together.

"This transfer [window] is not easy to take players who can help us with more performance than the players we have now. The club is working. I spoke with Sven and [director of football] Raul [Sanllehi] about different possibilities for players. They are working.

"It's not easy to take players who can help us with a big performance now. It's more one transfer [window] for something special you need. The club is working on the possibility to loan players."

Unai Emery has paid tribute to Petr Cech following the Arsenal goalkeeper's announcement he will retire at the end of the season and is keen for his career to be brought to a close in a "good moment".

Cech on Tuesday revealed his decision to call time on his playing career at the culmination of the current campaign.

The former Czech Republic international enjoyed incredible success at Chelsea but has won just one FA Cup since joining Arsenal in 2015.

Emery, though, has been extremely impressed with the 36-year-old since he took over from Arsene Wenger in May and, speaking about him at a media conference, said: "First, he is a very big person. A person I've only known for six months, a person who is closer to more people [other] than me.

"As a player he was great, with a lot of titles in his career. The respect to him is very big for me and for all the football world.

"His decision is a very, very personal decision. I respect him. He said to us [he planned to retire] at the beginning of the week. When he did we were surprised but respectful. He was thinking with his family about this decision.

"All we can say to him - every player in the team - is we want to find a good moment with you at the end of your career."

Asked whether Arsenal could give Cech a coaching role, Emery replied: "Now it's very difficult to speak about that. I want to enjoy with him the last four months. To [work] together in a big way, finding our objectives with him."

Arsenal welcome Chelsea to Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with Emery saying of the London derby: "[Chelsea are] a very organised team with very important players.

"[It will be] difficult but I believe in our spirit, in our quality, in our organisation when we are playing at home with our support. It's very special, each match in the Emirates. A tough match but if we play with our big performance, organisation, we can win. It's difficult. It's a test.

"His [Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri] team, they have one very good idea and very good personality, like he played with Napoli.

"Now when you watch Chelsea's matches they are playing well and with this identity. For us also it's a good test for how we can impose against one team.

"Usually they imposed each match against the opposition. They won against Manchester City. This test for us is the same. If we can impose our idea, our gameplan against them, it's the best test for us."

Anthony Martial hailed the positive impact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had on his game, praising the Manchester United caretaker manager for encouraging him to express himself.

United have won all six competitive fixtures since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho and have played with an attacking freedom that was rarely evident during the Portuguese's tenure.

Martial has only scored once since Solskjaer's arrival, netting in the 5-1 demolition of Cardiff City in the Norwegian's first game.

However, he still believes Solskjaer has had a big influence on him, telling Norway's TV2: "It is great for me to work with a manager who was attacking even when he was playing, just like me.

"He comes with good advice, especially suggestions for positioning in front of goal and the actual finishing. There he helped me a lot.

"The best advice I have received from him until now is that I have to play to my strengths. Don't put pressure on myself. He says I have to express myself on the pitch. It is very nice to be able to get such advice from Solskjaer."

Recalling Solskjaer's message to the players on a recent warm-weather training trip to Dubai, Martial added: "He talked a lot different when we were in Dubai. He told us about the tricks he picked up as a player and how lucky we are to be part of Manchester United.

"We all know that he was great when he was a player. So we listen when he tells us something."

Arsenal expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan to return to training next week after a month out with a fractured metatarsal.

Fabinho applauded Jurgen Klopp's man-management style, convinced the Liverpool boss knows what is best for his players' development.

Klopp has earned wide acclaim ever since joining Liverpool in 2015, with the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss introducing an entertaining brand of football and overseeing a notable improvement in the team who lead Premier League champions Manchester City by four points at the top of the table.

He has also been praised for his impact on the players themselves, with Klopp putting trust in youngsters and ensuring others have improved.

Fabinho is one of those to have made significant strides, as the Brazilian struggled to get in Liverpool's team initially after joining from Monaco for a reported £44million in July.

There were reservations about Fabinho's positioning and suitability to Klopp's system, but he has become a more regular starter in recent months and he saluted his manager's influence.

"The relationship with the coach is good," the midfielder told Liverpool's official website. "He has a different way of speaking to each player.

"He understands things about us, things we need to improve on. He'll tell you what he wants you to do on the pitch concerning movement so that when we're on the pitch we understand the best options for us. The relationship I have with him is very good."

With Liverpool enduring something of a defensive injury crisis, Fabinho had to fill in at centre-back in Saturday's 1-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion and he felt comfortable there.

"I'd already played the previous game as a centre-back against Wolves," he added, referring to the Reds' 2-1 defeat in the third round of the FA Cup. "I think it went well, I had a good understanding with Ki-Jana Hoever [against Wolves], the communication was good.

"Regarding positioning, I improved throughout the game in this aspect. I did well, and in the last game against Brighton, I think I played well.

"Playing alongside [Virgil] Van Dijk helped, he's really vocal, he guided us. He helped me a lot. I had good communication with Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and also with Hendo [Jordan Henderson]; they were the players closest to me on the pitch.

"In general, I think it was a good game. In this position, which I haven't played in a lot, I think I adapted well. There are some aspects, such as positioning, that I need to improve on.

"If I were to play in this position more, I'd improve on these things, but that's natural."

In-demand Ajax sensation Frenkie de Jong wants to make a decision on his future quickly amid ongoing speculation.

Gennaro Gattuso insists Gonzalo Higuain started AC Milan's Supercoppa Italiana defeat to Juventus on the bench due to a fever, as speculation on the striker's future continues to mount.

Higuain has been tipped to link up with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea during the transfer window.

Those rumours were exacerbated when he did not partake in a team photo with Saudi prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal ahead of the Supercoppa contest in Jeddah, which Juve won 1-0 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's header.

Argentina striker Higuain came off the bench with just under 20 minutes remaining and Milan head coach Gattuso is adamant that illness, and not a potential departure, was behind his thinking.

"He's unlucky at the moment. He had a fever last night," Gattuso told Rai Sport. 

"We did everything to get him better, but he didn't play much, so I preferred a fresher player.

"It might seem like a joke, but honestly, it's true. Higuain wasn't in the picture when the Saudi Prince came to visit because I was afraid the virus would spread among the other players, so that was my decision."

Pressed on the issue, Gattuso added: "I've got a burning inside me, we have 25 players, so let's not talk about this now.

"We lick our wounds and will see what happens tomorrow."

On the match itself, which saw Milan finish with 10 men following a red card for Franck Kessie, Gattuso felt his team battled well.

"The team showed character and fought hard against a great opponent," he said. 

"The performance remains, but there are always regrets when losing a final."

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed the club are in talks over a deal for Michy Batshuayi.

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham cannot use Harry Kane's injury as an excuse if they do not achieve all their aims this season.

Sadio Mane is convinced Liverpool will end their long wait for the title this season and is adamant they are not a team of "chokers".

Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of assault over the weekend.

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