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Rivaldo talks up Salah to Barcelona


Mohamed Salah has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes those at Camp Nou should be plotting a raid on Liverpool.

On the back of a 44-goal debut campaign at Anfield, Salah has been showered with praise and prestigious awards.

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Kluivert set for Roma despite Man Utd & Barca links


Ajax teenager Justin Kluivert is nearing a deal to join Roma, bypassing interest from Manchester United and Barcelona, according to Calciomercato.com.

The Serie A side would pay out around €15-20 million (£13-18m/$17-23m) to Ajax with a high commission going to Kluivert's agent Mino Raiola, as Roma sporting director Monchi looks to finalise a deal. 


Arsenal interested in Roma star Pellegrini


Roma starlet Lorenzo Pellegrini has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal in the coming transfer window, Goal understands.

While the Gunners are not prepared to shell out £27 million [€30m/$35m] to meet Pellegrini's release clause, they will try to tempt Roma into selling with a bid worth around £22m.  

Pellegrini's exit may be necessary at the Stadio Olimpico to fund the arrival of Bryan Cristante, who would be available for roughly €30m.

Read the full story on Goal!


Man Utd open talks for Alderweireld


Manchester United have begun talks with Tottenham over a move for centre-back Toby Alderweireld, reports the Mirror

The 29-year-old will not move to Old Trafford cheaply, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy believed to be seeking £75 million (€86m/$100m) for the Belgium international. 

Alderweireld, whose contract expires in 2020, has yet to agree to a new deal with Spurs, leaving the London club open to offers. 


Pochettino pens new Tottenham deal


Mauricio Pochettino has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract extension to stay at Tottenham, the club confirmed on Thursday. 

The former Espanyol boss joined Spurs in 2014, and has since guided his team to consecutive top-four finishes in the last three seasons while also making the Champions League last-16 this term. 

And he has been rewarded with a new deal at the north London club that will expire in June 2023. 

Read more on Poch's new deal right here!


Sessegnon tipped for top-four move


Ryan Sessegnon has already been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham and is destined to be “playing for a top four club in the next few years”, says Fulham team-mate Ryan Fredericks.

"I have no doubt about it, and everyone at the club will say the same thing, Ryan will go right to the top,” Fredericks told the Mirror.

"He will be playing for a top four club in the next few years, if not I will be very, very surprised. The ability he has got and the understanding of the game at such a young age."

Read more here!


'Nasty' Verratti recommended to Arsenal


Unai Emery needs to bring “nastiness” to Arsenal, says Martin Keown, who says that Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti would be a perfect signing.

“The fans want to see a team that can dig in, battle and scrap," Keown told the Daily Mail.

 “Emery needs to bring in a player like Marco Verratti, who he managed at Paris Saint-Germain, to instil those qualities in midfield.”

Read Keown's full comments here!


Rodri completes Atletico transfer


Atletico Madrid have completed a move for Villarreal midfielder Rodri on a five-year deal.

The Europa League winners confirmed the signing of the 21-year-old on Thursday following prolonged speculation.

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Juve respond to Pogba 'fantasy' & Morata rumours


Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has responded to the latest rumours in Turin, with the Serie A champions being linked with Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata, Emre Can and Matteo Darmian.

The Italian giants are also being forced to fend off speculation regarding possible outgoings, with Mario Mandzukic, Douglas Costa and Alex Sandro among those to have sparked exit talk.

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Valencia sign Kondogbia from Inter


Valencia have signed Inter and France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia on a permanent basis following a successful season on loan at the Mestalla.

Kondogbia has signed a contract running until 2022 and the transfer fee is reported to be in the region of €25 million (£22m/$29m).

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Man City near £60m Mahrez deal


Manchester City are nearing a deal to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, with Patrick Roberts heading the other way, reports Metro

The Premier League champions will pay £60 million (€69m/$80m) for the Algerian, with a deal expected to be wrapped up over the next two weeks. 

With the addition of Mahrez, City would end their pursuit of Chelsea star Eden Hazard. 


Inter to rival Juve & AC Milan for Morata


Inter are the latest club to show an interest in Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, though they are likely to face a fight to sign the Spain international.

They are set to battle Serie A rivals AC Milan and Morata's former club Juventus for the forward's signature, though no deal will be struck until the Blues tie up their current managerial situation.

Read the report in full from Goal's Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella


Iniesta completes Vissel Kobe move


Andres Iniesta has been officially unveiled as a Vissel Kobe player, with the J-League outfit having snapped up the Barcelona legend in the wake of his departure from Camp Nou.

The 34-year-old midfielder has committed to a contract which will keep him in Japan for "multiple years".

Check out the full story on Goal!.


No World Cup audition for Werner


RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner insists he will not be looking to use World Cup 2018 as an audition to secure himself a switch to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Liverpool.

The Germany international has been heavily linked with sides across Europe ahead of the summer transfer window.

Find out what he has had to say on his future here.


Atleti make massive last-ditch Griezmann offer


Atletico Madrid have made a huge last-ditch contract offer to Antoine Griezmann in an attempt to keep him away from Barcelona, reports the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old has been widely expected to join the Catalans in the offseason, with Barca offering the attacker a contract worth around €15 million (£13m/$18m) per season.

However, Atleti's contract offer is substantially higher, with Diego Simeone's side willing to give the Frenchman €25 million (£22m/$29m) per season.


Liverpool to move for Donnarumma


Liverpool will move for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma following the Champions League final, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The report states the Reds will make an initial bid of £35 million (€40m/$47m) for the 19-year-old, who could be brought in as a replacement for Loris Karius.

Milan value the teenager at closer to €70m, but have conceded they may need to accept a bid short of that mark after Donnarumma's subpar 2017-18 campaign. 


Bailly wants to stay at Man Utd


Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has no intention of leaving this summer, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Ivory Coast international's future has been the topic of debate in recent months, as he fell out of favour with Jose Mourinho's squad in the latter part of 2017-18. 

Despite only starting two of the last 10 games of the season, the 24-year-old is happy with the club – but is unlikely to accept another season with limited playing time. 


PSG to offer Buffon four-year deal


Paris Saint-Germain plan to offer 40-year-old Gianluigi Buffon a four-year contract, reports La Repubblica.

The legendary goalkeeper has departed Juventus but is expected to continue his playing career, with reported interest in England as well as France. 

Despite his age, PSG are offering the goalkeeper a four-year deal in the hopes of keeping him on as an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup – taking place in PSG ownership's home country of Qatar – whenever he chooses to end his playing career. 


Ancelotti wants Benzema, Luiz and Vidal at Napoli


New Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is hoping to land Karim Benzema, Arturo Vidal and David Luiz this summer, claims The Sun.  

Ancelotti was named to the post on Wednesday , and wanted assurances from chairman Aurelio di Laurentiis that the club would spend in the off-season to remain competitive. 

With Jorginho and Kalidou Koulibaly likely to depart, Ancelotti has identified the veteran trio from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea to help take their place. 


Inter and Atletico after Rondon


Atletico Madrid and Inter have joined the race to sign West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, reports Sky Sports News.

Rondon has scored 28 goals in 102 appearances for the Baggies in all competitions since his 2015 arrival and is almost certain to be sold following the club's relegation. 

West Ham are also interested in the Venezuelan, who has an affordable release clause of just £16 million (€18m/$21m).


Morata meets with Juventus director


Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata met with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici on Wednesday, Goal understands. 

The 25-year-old was joined at the meeting by his agent Juanma Lopez, fueling speculation he could be set to depart Stamford Bridge after just one season. 

Though there is interest in Italy, a deal could be complicated by Chelsea's desire to at least recoup their £60 million (€68m/$80m) investment in any sale. 

Read the full story on Goal!


Tottenham eyeing move for Hegazi


Tottenham have joined the list of clubs interested in West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi, according to ESPN FC.

The Egypt international started all 38 Premier League games for West Brom in 2017-18, and impressed despite the club's relegation. 

West Ham and Leicester City are also tracking the 27-year-old, who is set to feature for his country at the World Cup next month. 


Pellegrini wants Caballero at West Ham


West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero, reports The Sun.

Pellegrini managed Caballero at Malaga and Man City, and wants to reunite with the Argentina international, who served as the backup to Thibaut Courtois during the 2017-18 season. 

The 36-year-old would be the starter at London Stadium though, with Joe Hart having returned to City from his loan and Adrian likely to leave the Hammers. 


Terry could extend Villa stay but avoid Chelsea


John Terry is set to sign a new deal with Aston Villa that could see him skip matches against Chelsea if Villa are promoted, reports The Telegraph.  

Villa face Fulham in the Championship play-off final on Saturday, with the winner earning promotion to the Premier League next season. 

Should Villa win, Terry is set to sign a new 12-month deal that would see him given the option to not play against his former side in 2018-19.

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Alcacer told to find new club


Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has been told to find a new club, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The striker joined the Catalans from Valencia in 2016, but has struggled to make an impact in two seasons with the club. 

Alcacer, along with Aleix Vidal and Andre Gomes, have now been told they are not in manager Ernesto Valverde's plans moving forward. 

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