Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,

live

Real time, real news: Goal.com LIVE! brings you the action as it happens.

Wenger 'prepared to wait' for Suarez - Transfers LIVE
Arsene Wenger has broken his silence on Arsenal's pursuit of Luis Suarez, claiming the north London club are "prepared to wait" to sign the Liverpool striker. Follow the latest transfer news as it happens right here on our LIVE page. Send us your thoughts on Facebook & Twitter.

21:54 IST

27/07/13

Well this is it from Goal's Transfer Live page. This is your host for the evening, Ayush Srivastava signing off. Do join us tomorrow for more updates and keep following the Transfer Talk, for constant updates on the latest rumours in European Football. Cheers!

21:52 IST

27/07/13

'Draxler could stay past 2014' - Schalke


The 19-year-old may snub the advances of bigger clubs next year and remain in Gelsenkirchen, according to the club's general manager

21:25 IST

27/07/13

Djukic admits Soldado could leave


The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a move this summer, but the club have held their ground over the €30m transfer fee they have placed on the striker

20:53 IST

27/07/13

Villas-Boas silent over Bale exit reports


The Spurs boss insists he cannot respond to speculation linking the winger with a move to Real Madrid but says the Wales international should be fit to start training after injury

20:25 IST

27/07/13

Pastore agent rules out PSG exit

The playmaker has suffered from inconsistency ever since his move to les Parisiens in 2011, but his representative insists he will remain at Parc des Princes next season

20:00 IST

27/07/13

Wolfsburg have stepped up their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo

"We had contact and I have placed our interest," Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs was quoted as saying by Bild. "We want things to run correctly."

19:45 IST

27/07/13

Lets see what Ibra wants to say about PSG . . .

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident that Paris Saint-Germain have what it takes to challenge for the Champions League in 2013-14

Speaking to reporters prior to PSG's friendly match with Real Madrid in Sweden, he said: "The team is even better. Last year, things went well for us in the Champions League. We didn't win it but we still played well. We know better now.

PSG had a brilliant Champions League campaign last season, and if they improve further, will they claim the ultimate prize ? Share your views.

19:30 IST

27/07/13

New Dynamo Kiev signing Aleksandar Dragovic says he did not hesitate to leave Basel for the Ukraine giants once they had made an offer for his services

"Dynamo Kiev are a great team and I didn't reflect much after I got this invitation," he was quoted as saying by Uefa's official website. "I came here to win trophies and I am sure that we will play in the Champions League next season.

Inter were also in the race to sign him, do you think he made a right decision to snub the Italians ?

19:15 IST

27/07/13

Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta claims Cristian Tello has rejected the chance to leave the club in order to fight for his place in the first team.

"Tello has a release clause of €10 million and he had offers. He has said he wants to stay, though," Zubizarreta was quoted as saying by Marca. 
 
"Thiago said he wanted to go and this is totally respectable. I hope he has a great career with Bayern Munich."

What are Tello's chances in terms of playing time after the arrival of Neymar ?

19:00 IST

27/07/13

Time for some Manchester United news. . .
 
Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha claims that he does not want to be loaned out during his first season with the club.

"My own target for my first season in Manchester is to be able to get minutes," he said. "I don't want to go out on loan or anything. I just want to play when I get the chance."

What in your opinion will the best decision for the youngster ?

18:40 IST

27/07/13

And here comes the confirmation. . .

Napoli have confirmed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid.

Napoli, a new force to be beckoned with ? 

18:25 IST

27/07/13

Mats Hummels has admitted he is "fascinated" by Barcelona but played down an imminent switch to the club from Borussia Dortmund

"I don't have a career plan and I will never have one," he told schwatzgelb.com.
 
"Of course Barca are one of those clubs that is interesting for a football player. But because a lot of players don't deal openly with stuff like that, statements like 'this club is interesting' are directly mis-interpreted into wanting to go there.

 What do you make of these comments ?

18:05 IST

27/07/13

Some good news for the Gunners.

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has played down rumours linking him with a return to La Liga with Atletico Madrid.

"Much has been made the subject of Atletico Madrid, but I am very good in London," Cazorla told gathered media at a campus in Oviedo. "I have a contract with Arsenal and I start training on Monday.
 
"We'll see when I come back to La Liga - it is very difficult right now."

With such a great first season under his belt, does anyone STILL see him leaving ? 

17:49 IST

27/07/13

Meanwhile in France, Nelson Oliveira has joined Rennes on a season-long loan deal from Benfica.

17:34 IST

27/07/13

17:17 IST

27/07/13

The ex-Red Devils midfielder, who retired for a second time in May, Scholes has also urged Rooney to spurn Chelsea and remain at Manchester United

“I don't think there's anywhere better than Manchester United to play your football,” the 38-year-old told Sky Sports News.

Btw, do have a look at Wayne Rooney on Manchester United's twitter. Says something?
 

16:52 IST

27/07/13

Although, Manchester United legend Scholes admits it would be a “dream” if Manchester United signed Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

What do we really make of this entire debacle? Well, I'd simply say, you tell me!
 

16:45 IST

27/07/13

MARTINO MAKES SLICK START
He was asked about everything but responded each and every time. Diplomatic, charismatic, polished and polite, new Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino made a slick start to life at Camp Nou on Friday.

'Tata' thanked the club, wished the best to his predecessor Tito Vilanova and promised to stay true to Barca's 4-3-3 system, attacking football and entertainment as he was unveiled to the media at Camp Nou.

He also vowed to recover the very best from the Blaugrana side which dominated under Pep Guardiola between 2008 and 2012, while he claimed there would be no confrontations and added that all of the players will be given a chance to prove themselves over the next few weeks.

A year ago, Martino revealed, he had never thought he would be here. But now he is, he clearly intends to make the most of it. So far, so good.

16:41 IST

27/07/13

'Not for sale'

Actions, it is often said, speak louder than words. Barcelona, however, spoke strongly and succinctly on Friday on the subject of Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas. The message from the Catalan club may not have been loud, but is was certainly clear: Cesc is not for sale at any price.
 Read More

16:28 IST

27/07/13

Of course, for today's lead story, Wenger 'prepared to wait' for Suarez

The Frenchman has revealed Arsenal are "not close" to making any signings, but is confident the club can challenge for honours without any new faces.

I wonder what end result we could expect from this. What do you think? Do send us your views via our twitter handle @Goal_India or engage yourself in the chat window at your right of this page...