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Meza open to Inter move - agent

2018-09-08T20:25:32Z

The agent of Independiente star Maxi Meza has admitted that his client could be open to a move to Inter.

Speaking to Calciomercato, he said: "It's a huge club - but there are many big clubs interested in him. More offers will come at the end of the year."

Messi picks three candidates for Barca job

2018-09-08T18:37:18Z

Lionel Messi has picked out three potential candidates to replace Ernesto Valverde at the end of the current campaign, according to Don Balon.

Valverde could move on in the summer with no sign of a new contract being offered at present, and Messi has highlighted Laurent Blanc as the ideal replacement.

The Argentine has apparently also identified former Premier League managers Ronald Koeman and Michael Laudrup as potential options.

Arsenal feels like a new club - Bellerin

2018-09-08T17:34:54Z

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin has said that it feels "like a new" club, such has been the turnover of staff over the summer.

Manager Arsene Wenger departed after 20 years, while many of his staff went, too.

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Ampadu: I want to earn Chelsea chance

2018-09-08T16:20:11Z

Wales starlet Ethan Ampadu may only be 17, but he has said that he wants a starting spot at Chelsea.

“I want to show the manager what I can do,” he said, having yet to feature under Maurizio Sarri.

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Barcelona and Chelsea tracking Fulham teenager

2018-09-08T15:19:48Z

Harvey Elliott is a target for both Barcelona and Chelsea, the London Evening Standard reports, although he will not turn 16 until next spring.

He has trained with the Cottagers' first team already and they hope Ryan Sessegnon's success can persuade him to stay.

Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are also on the hunt.

Liverpool not interested in Rabiot

2018-09-08T14:52:51Z

Liverpool have no interest in signing Adrien Rabiot from PSG this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds had been heavily linked with the French midfielder, who is available on a free transfer next summer, but Jurgen Klopp is happy with his midfield options.

Indeed, the German spent almost £100 million ($129m) on Naby Keita and Fabinho in the summer.

USA youngster joins Atlanta after failed Man Utd move

2018-09-08T14:46:04Z

Will Vint has joined Atlanta United after visa issues prevented him joining Manchester United, per ESPN.

The USA Under-18 international was signed by United after a successful trial, but he was unable to obtain a visa scuttled his chances of playing for the club's Under-18 side this season, and he has now returned to his homeland.

Milan keeping tabs on Fabregas

2018-09-08T13:41:44Z

Milan are keeping tabs on Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, per Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A club tried to sign the Spain international when he was at Arsenal, and their interest has been reignited by his struggle for game time under Maurizio Sarri.

Courtois: Fans don't know the truth

2018-09-08T13:02:59Z

Thibaut Courtois has been left saddened by the anger directed towards him by Chelsea fans following his switch to Real Madrid.

The Belgian goalkeeper has revealed that he did not show up for pre-season training because he didn't want to upset the team, given his move had been agreed upon as early as March.

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Terry set join Spartak Moscow

2018-09-08T11:28:36Z

Former Chelsea captain John Terry is set to join Spartak Moscow, Goal has learned.

The 37-year-old had been linked with a return to Aston Villa and Sporting CP among others but has chosen to continue his career in the Russian top flight.

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Griezmann: If Beckham wants me, I'll go!

2018-09-08T11:26:02Z

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has said that he would like to retire at a Major League Soccer team, either in Los Angeles or Miami.

The World Cup winner admitted that he would be happy to join David Beckham's new MLS franchise Inter Miami if the England legend called him.

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Barca had contact with Pogba

2018-09-08T08:52:44Z

The Spanish giants spoke with the Frenchman directly

Barcelona were in direct contact with Paul Pogba this summer, per Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish giants were desperate to sign the France international, and continue to hope that a deal may be possible in January.

Pogba has stated that he would like to play with Lionel Messi, and it is understood that he only wants to join either Barca or former employers Juventus.

Barcelona scout Zoet

2018-09-08T08:40:42Z

Barcelona have scouted PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, per Mundo Deportivo.

The Catalan club consider Zoet as a potential successor to Jasper Cillessen, should the Dutchman leave the club.

Man Utd monitoring Cruz Azul starlet

2018-09-08T08:18:10Z

Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Cruz Azul youngster Roberto Alvarado, according to Esto.

The report claims the Red Devils sent a scout to watch the Mexico national team take on Uruguay in Houston, in which the 20-year-old played the entirety of the second half in a clash El Tri lost 4-1.

Pique set for Barca talks

2018-09-08T07:28:19Z

Barcelona are set to have talks Gerard Pique regarding his off-field activities as the concerns grow within the club over the centre-back's commitment, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Pique's media company was behind the documentary in which Antoine Griezmann announced he would not be joining the Camp Nou club, leaving a sour taste at boardroom level.

In addition, due to having an invalid driving licence, the 31-year-old has been travelling to training on an electric bicycle, though has reportedly been seen without wearing a helmet.

Weah: My mom told me to stay at PSG

2018-09-08T05:53:44Z

Paris Saint-Germain forward Timothy Weah revealed his mother played a big part in convincing him to remain with the Ligue 1 champions, though he may reconsider going out on loan in January.  

“It was a family decision,” Weah told reports of his decision to not go out on loan. “My mom, she thought I am still really young and tender. There’s still some stuff to work on."

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Bolt's Mariners trial put on hold

2018-09-08T02:57:48Z

Usain Bolt has been granted a short break from his trial with the Central Coast Mariners due to a pre-arranged commitment in Europe.

Sprint king and eight-time Olympic champion Bolt will leave Australia on Sunday, spending a week abroad for an event in France.

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Stanislas signs new Bournemouth deal

2018-09-08T01:14:43Z

Junior Stanislas has signed a contract extension that will see him stay at Bournemouth through 2021, the club announced

The 28-year-old winger has just returned to training following a ligament injury. 

Griezmann: I want to finish my career in MLS

2018-09-07T23:55:16Z

In an interview with L'Equipe, Antoine Griezmann reiterated his desire to finish his career in Major League Soccer. 

Griezmann only recently signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid, but the 27-year-old sees himself in the U.S. in the future. 

"I want to finish in MLS, then we will see if it will be in Los Angeles or Miami," Griezmann said. "They are two good cities. I like their mentality and the showbiz culture.”

Dybala wants to join Real Madrid

2018-09-07T22:55:32Z

Barcelona are no longer interested in signing the Argentine forward

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala wants to move to Real Madrid, claims Don Balon.

Dybala has become disillusioned at Juve after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and has previously desired a move to Barcelona to join up with his countryman Lionel Messi. 

But Barca are no longer interested in Dybala, meaning the prolific 24-year-old has turned his focus toward becoming the next 'Galactico' at Madrid. 

Terry: I'm not ready to retire yet

2018-09-07T22:07:41Z

Former Aston Villa and Chelsea defender John Terry has told the Daily Mail that he is not ready to call time on his career just yet. 

Terry, 37, is currently a free agent after spending one season at Villa, and says he has four offers on the table, including one from a Premier League team. 

"I'm still hungry to go and play if everything around it is right," said the former England international.

Visa issues prevent U.S. youth star from joining Man Utd

2018-09-07T21:48:04Z

Will Vint has joined Atlanta United's academy after visa issues prevented him from signing with Manchester United, ESPN FC reports. 

The 16-year-old midfielder signed with United following a trial in July, and was set to play for the club's U-18 side this year. 

But Vint's inability to obtain a visa means he will instead join up with the MLS club's academy. 

Bayern rejected €10m PSG offer for Sanches

2018-09-07T21:42:50Z

PSG offered €10 million (£9m/$12m) plus a possible €10m in bonuses for Renato Sanches in the last week of August, according to Le10Sport

Bayern rejected the offer for the Portuguese midfielder, as it was not sufficient to let go of the 21-year-old.

Sanches is back with Bayern after a difficult loan spell at Swansea last season, but has yet to make a regular season appearance so far in 2018-19. 

Barca, Chelsea and City tracking Fulham teenager

2018-09-07T21:39:47Z

Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City are just some of the teams tracking Fulham midfielder Harvey Elliott, reports the Evening Standard.

Elliott is just 15, but has been invited to train with Fulham's first team this week with several of the club's players away on international duty. 

Borussia Dortmund are also following the England U-15 star.