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Nantes striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson AWOL following Galatasaray loan - Kita

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson starred for Iceland at Euro 2016.

Iceland's Euro 2016 hero Kolbeinn Sigthorsson has gone AWOL in his native country, his club Nantes have claimed.

Sigthorsson, 26, should have returned to France in late December after his initial season-long loan switch to Galatasaray was cut short by mutual consent.

However, Nantes have struggled to contact the forward, who scored the winner against England in Iceland's shock 2-1 European Championship victory and then found the net again in the quarterfinal defeat to hosts France. 


Beijing Guoan dismiss talk of signing Lukas Podolski from Galatasaray

Lukas Podolski has been linked with a move to China.

Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan have ruled out signing Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski.

Podolski, 31, has been linked with a switch to Beijing Guoan, with Galatasaray executive Leven Nazifoglu indicating this week that the former Germany international is nearing a move to China and "appears to favour a transfer" which is "nearing its completion."

Beijing Guoan sporting director Jiayi Shao, however, has dismissed speculation that a transfer is imminent.

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Galatasary executive Levent Nazifoglu has indicated that Lukas Podolski could be close to a move to China, with Beijing Guoan reported to be leading the race for the former Germany forward.

Nazifoglu told reporters at the weekend that Podolski, who joined Galatasaray from Arsenal in 2015, "appears to favour a transfer" and added: "The transfer is nearing its completion."

He said Galatasaray are not seeking to force the 31-year-old out of the club but want a timely decision.

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Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.

Stevan Jovetic to Fenerbahce

Stevan Jovetic is on his way to Fenerbahce according to reports in Italy. The former Manchester City man fell out of favour under Ronald...

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Wesley Sneijder hits out at Louis van Gaal's poor interpersonal skills

The playmaking abilities of Wesley Sneijder could be just the thing that tips the Serie A title race squarely in favour of Juventus.
Wesley Sneijder signed for Galatasaray in 2013.

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder admitted that while he enjoyed working with Louis van Gaal when it came to football, the pair could not see eye to eye on a personal level.

Sneijder worked with Van Gaal at Ajax in his early days before reuniting with the latter in 2012 with the Netherlands national team.

Despite repeatedly praising the coach for his tactical nous, the same could not be said on an interpersonal level.

"I have always said that Van Gaal is the best coach there is, technically and tactically,"...