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Lafferty refuses to rule out Rangers return

2018-08-11T19:18:51Z

Hearts forward Kyle Lafferty says he is focused on the club for the time being but has refused to rule out a return to Rangers, per Sky Sports.

The Northern Ireland international scored the only goal in his side's surprise 1-0 victory over champions Celtic earlier today.

The 30-year-old previously played for Rangers between 2009 and 2012 and won the Scottish Premier League with them twice.

Rodgers wants to keep Boyata

2018-08-11T18:27:51Z

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that defender Dedryck Boyata will stay at Celtic beyond the transfer window.

Boyata was recently linked with Fulham, and is also reportedly wanted by clubs in Italy and Spain, with Rodgers waiting to see how contract talks develop.

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Forward competition will 'benefit Newcastle'

2018-08-11T17:28:21Z

Newcastle may not have been among the Premier League’s big spenders during the summer, but Rafa Benitez believes the competition between his forward options for a starting berth will spur them on to greater heights this season.

Benitez brought in Salomon Rondon and Yoshinori Muto in the transfer window to beef up his attacking options.

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Torino make Denayer offer

2018-08-11T16:57:28Z

Torino have made an approach to sign Manchester City defender Jason Denayer, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

Denayer has yet to make a first-team appearance for City, and has previously spent time on loan at Celtic, Sunderland and Galatasaray.

Serie A side Torino are hoping to sign the Belgium international on loan with a view to a permanent deal, and are now awaiting a response from City.

Mignolet 'waiting' on Napoli offer

2018-08-11T16:18:49Z

Napoli are yet to make an offer for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, according to his agent Nico Vaesen.

Mignolet has been relegated from first to third-choice keeper at Anfield over the last 12 months, and is thought to be keen on a move away from Merseyside following the arrival of Alisson Becker from Roma.

Napoli have been linked with Mignolet and are thought to be looking to add an experienced goalkeeper to their squad following the departure of former Reds man Pepe Reina to league rivals Milan.

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Middlesbrough hope to sign Everton duo

2018-08-11T15:38:55Z

Middlesbrough are hoping to complete a deal to sign Everton duo Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic, reports the Mirror.

Bolasie had been a target for Burnley before the transfer deadline on Thursday, but he could still secure a move before the end of the month.

Football League clubs can still sign players on loan, with Boro aiming to bring in Bolasie and Besic, who saw a move to the Riverside fall through on deadline day.

Arsenal trio sign pro deals

2018-08-11T15:15:15Z

Harry Clarke, Jordan McEneff and Tobi Omole have signed their first professional contracts at Arsenal.

Antonelli joins Empoli

2018-08-11T14:56:16Z

AC Milan have sold Luca Antonelli to Empoli, with the left-back signing a three-year contract.

'Liverpool's £170m spend gives them one shot'

2018-08-11T14:37:23Z

Liverpool may have invested £170 million ($217m) in fresh faces but that only gives them a one-year window for Premier League title success, says Jamie Carragher, with further transfer sprees unlikely.

The Reds have spent big this summer bringing in Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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N'Zonzi asks to leave Sevilla amid Barca links

2018-08-11T14:10:45Z

Steven N'Zonzi has made it clear to Sevilla that he wants to be sold, club director of football Joaquin Caparros has confirmed.

N'Zonzi was strongly linked with a return to the Premier League last year, as reports suggested he wanted to go back to England to be closer to his son in London, though no move materialised.

Speculation has again been rife this year, with Arsenal, Barcelona and Roma all said to be trailing him, but Sevilla are adamant they will be resisting a sale unless a figure close to his €35 million (£31m/$40m) release clause is received.

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Alaves turn to Calleri

2018-08-11T13:42:38Z

Alaves are ready to turn to Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri as a back-up option to Borja Mayoral and Munir, reports AS.

Mayoral is interested in joining Alaves, but it appears Madrid are unlikely to let him leave, while Munir isn’t expected to move on from Barcelona.

Calleri, who spent last season on loan at Las Palmas, has now emerged as a prime option, with Alaves considering an approach for the Deportivo Maldonado forward.

Guerrero bids Flamengo farewell

2018-08-11T13:10:51Z

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has bid farewell to Flamengo ahead of an expected move to Campeonato Brasileiro rivals Internacional.

Guerrero joined Flamengo from Corinthians in 2015 and was part of the team that last year won the Campeonato Carioca and reached the Copa Sudamericana final, where they lost to Independiente.

Guerrero is expected to sign a three-year contract with Internacional, though the deal is reported to include a clause that will enable the club to terminate or suspend the agreement should his 14-month doping ban come into effect.

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Courtois set for Real Madrid debut

2018-08-11T12:49:08Z

Thibuat Courtois could be in line to make his Real Madrid debut after being named in the squad for Saturday's pre-season clash against AC Milan...

Sporting in Bacca talks

2018-08-11T12:29:47Z

Sporting CP are interested in signing AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca to provide support for Bas Dost, reports A Bola.

Bacca spent last season on loan at Villarreal, and Milan are keen to offload the 31-year-old permanently before the close of the transfer window.

However, Sporting only want an option to buy during the loan deal, with talks expected to continue over the Colombia international.

Schalke want to re-sign Draxler

2018-08-11T12:00:56Z

Schalke want to bring Julian Draxler back to the club from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes, claims CalcioMercato.com.

Draxler joined PSG from Wolfsburg in January 2017, having left Schalke 18 months earlier, but he could now return to the Bundesliga.

The Germany international is not a guaranteed starter at PSG, with Schalke making contact about a possible summer deal.

Madrid agree Thiago deal

2018-08-11T11:19:39Z

Bayern midfielder could replace Kovacic

Real Madrid have agreed a deal with Thiago Alcantara as they look to replace Mateo Kovacic, reports Onda Cero.

Kovacic has joined Chelsea on loan for the season and that has left Madrid short of cover in midfield, with Bayern Munich’s Thiago lined up to come in.

Thiago is likely to cost in the region of €50 million (£45m/$57m) as Madrid look to reach an agreement with Bayern for the former Barcelona man.

Edimilson set for Fiorentina move

2018-08-11T10:52:50Z

Fiorentina are in talks with West Ham to sign Edimilson Fernandez on loan with a view to a permanent move, according to Firenzeviola.it.

West Ham, who signed Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina on deadline day, are willing to let Edmilson move on after two years at the club.

The Switzerland international could cost an initial loan fee of €1 million, with Fiorentina then paying €8 million (£7m/$9m) to sign the midfielder permanently.

Ronaldo: Trading Madrid for Juve an easy choice

2018-08-11T10:19:19Z

Cristiano Ronaldo says it was “an easy decision” to swap life at Real Madrid for that at Juventus, with a €100 million (£89m/$114m) transfer allowing him to fulfil a childhood dream.

Having broken countless records over the course of nine years in the Spanish capital, the Portuguese superstar has opted to take on a new challenge this summer.

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Bayern join hunt for Barca star Rakitic

2018-08-11T09:51:15Z

Bayern Munich are the latest side to express an interest in Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are keen on taking the Croatia international to France, but they are likely to face competition from Germany in any scramble for a prized signature.

Real to battle Juve for SMS

2018-08-11T09:19:50Z

Real Madrid are ready to lock horns with Juventus in the battle to land Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, reports Marca.

The Serbia international has become a much sought-after talent, with leading sides across Europe preparing big-money bids in an effort to secure his signature.

Klopp pieced together plans early

2018-08-11T08:45:43Z

Jurgen Klopp’s transfer plans went perfectly this summer, with the Liverpool boss having mapped out a £177 million ($226m) spending spree before the Champions League final.

While many domestic rivals faced frustration in the latest transfer window, with Manchester United epitomising those struggles, those at Anfield acted swiftly and decisively.

Find out what the Reds boss has had to say on his business here.

Modric still intent on Inter switch

2018-08-11T08:13:12Z

Luka Modric has not agreed a new contract with Real Madrid and remains intent on moving to Inter, claims Calciomercato.

It had been reported that the Croatian was ready to commit to fresh terms in Spain, but that is not the case and a decision on his future will be made in the next 48 hours.

Barca never made Pogba move

2018-08-11T07:51:55Z

Barcelona never made an approach for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba over the summer, reports Marca.

The La Liga outfit were heavily linked with the World Cup winner, but Mino Raiola - who represents the Frenchman - has rubbished reports of an offer being tabled.

Klopp blocked Klavan exit

2018-08-11T07:17:05Z

Liverpool resisted an attempt from Newcastle to land Ragnar Klavan on transfer deadline day, reports The Chronicle.

The Estonian defender has filled back-up duties for much of his time at Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp was reluctant to part with him as he seeks to keep depth within the Reds' squad.

Milan closing on Bakayoko loan

2018-08-11T06:46:59Z

Tiemoue Bakayoko is edging closer to completing a season-long loan move to AC Milan, reports the Daily Star.

The French midfielder endured a testing debut campaign at Stamford Bridge in 2017-18 and will be allowed to head for Italy after seeing Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic drafted in by Maurizio Sarri.

Man Utd asked about Mbappe

2018-08-11T06:11:46Z

Red Devils wanted World Cup winner

Manchester United approached Paris Saint-Germain over the summer regarding the possible availability of Kylian Mbappe, claims the Mirror.

The Red Devils spent much of the Premier League transfer window chasing down star names, only to face frustration at almost every turn.

They were knocked back in their efforts to land World Cup winner Mbappe, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward informed that the teenage forward was going nowhere.

Ospina's Besiktas move in doubt

2018-08-11T04:34:31Z

David Ospina's move to Besiktas is in doubt, according to Turkish outlet Sabah (via the Mirror.)

Despite Unai Emery admitting that the goalkeeper could leave, the report claims that he has not given the Turkish outfit an answer, throwing the move into doubt, though the European window is open through the end of the month. 

Mourinho laments summer transfer woes

2018-08-11T04:07:18Z

Manchester United's transfer woes in pre-season has left Jose Mourinho feeling more like a head coach than a manager as his targets were reportedly vetoed.

"I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. I think we are more the head coach than the manager," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"It will be a difficult season for everybody."

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Fenerbahce want Origi loan deal

2018-08-11T03:12:06Z

Fenerbahce have continued talks with Liverpool over a deal for Divock Origi, with the Turkish side wanting the forward on loan, according to Turkish Football

The while a loan would be the first choice, Fener would consider a permanent deal if the Reds would lower their valuation of the player, which is reportedly £26 million (€29m/$33m). 

Rapids sign youngest player in club history

2018-08-11T02:11:38Z

The Colorado Rapids have signed the youngest player in club history, inking 17-year-old Cole Bassett to a Homegrown contract, the club announced on Friday

The midfielder joined the club's academy in 2017 from the Colorado Rush. 

Orlando City to sign Peruvian international

2018-08-11T01:17:47Z

Orlando City is set to sign Peruvian international Carlos Ascues, according to reporter Franco Panizo

Despite the closing of the secondary transfer window in MLS, clubs can still add free agents, and Ascues has a clause in his contract that would release him from it should a club be interested in his services. 

PSG still chasing Dembele

2018-08-10T23:00:57Z

French giants trying to land Barcelona star

The chase for Ousmane Dembele is not over, despite the English transfer window coming to a close, according to Mundo Deportivo

With Arsenal and Manchester United having failed to land the Barcelona youngster, Paris Saint-Germain have set their sights on luring him away from the La Liga side this summer. 

Thomas Tuchel believes that the forward would be a great reinforcement as he prepares for his debut season at Parc des Princes. 

Bakayoko disappointed with Chelsea axe

2018-08-10T22:55:19Z

Tiemoue Bakayoko has been left very disappointed with his position at Chelsea as a loan move to AC Milan nears, according to the Mirror

The midfielder does not feature in Maurizio Sarri's plans for the season and is upset that he'll be shipped out to the Serie A side for the season without being given the chance to prove his worth in the Premier League. 

Hughes open to Foster loan

2018-08-10T22:50:50Z

Mark Hughes is open to letting goalkeeper Fraser Forster leave the club on loan, with the 30-year-old frustrated with a lack of playing time for the Saints.

"If it's a good option, a viable option for him, then he would probably take it because he wants to play," Hughes said via Sky Sports.

"He's clearly a little bit frustrated, we'll just have to wait and see.

Inter nearing deal for Keita Balde

2018-08-10T22:46:43Z

Inter are nearing the completion of the loan signing of Monaco's Keita Balde, with an option to buy at the end of the season, according to Gianluca Di Marzio

The Serie A side will €5 million fee up front with a €34m (£30m/$39m) purchase option tacked on. 

Perez wants major Madrid signing this summer

2018-08-10T22:35:47Z

Spanish giants still chasing marquee signing

Florentino Perez has a galactic signing in mind for Real Madrid and is ready to spend up to €300 million (£268m/$343m), according to Don Balon

Perez wants another signing of the stature of David Beckham or Zinedine Zidane and is ready to close a deal before the window slams shut.