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Wolves unlikely to sell Neves

2018-09-10T20:46:43Z

The two Manchester rivals have been linked with the midfielder

Wolves are unlikely to sell midfielder Ruben Neves despite interest from both Manchester clubs, reports the Birmingham Mail.

Neves has made a strong start to life in the Premier League, following a strong season in the Championship after a move from Porto.

Both United and City want a long-term holding midfield option, but Wolves are thought to be willing to pass on a large profit to keep Neves.

Schmid steps down from Galaxy

2018-09-10T20:13:20Z

Sigi Schmid has stepped down as head coach of the LA Galaxy with six games remaining in the team's MLS season.

Through 28 games, the Galaxy sit eighth in the West, three points beind Schmid's former club, the Seattle Sounders, for the sixth and final playoff position in the conference.

Former San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo coach Dom Kinnear will serve as interim coach through the rest of the 2018 season.

Read the full story here!

Charlton teenager, Man City target set to join Benfica

2018-09-10T18:58:03Z

Charlton's Jeremy Sarmiento is set to join Benfica despite interest from Manchester City, according to the Evening Standard.

The 16-year-old winger was born in Madrid to Ecuadorian parents but moved to London at the age of seven.

He has yet to appear for the Charlton first team, but has been a fixture for the team's U-23 side.

 

 

Maguire says Man Utd move was never close

2018-09-10T18:45:50Z

Harry Maguire says he was never close to a move to Manchester United despite summer links with a potential transfer.

The England defender recently signed a five-year deal to remain with Leicester, and Maguire insists his mind was always set on the Foxes.

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Burnley legend Duff named Cheltenham manager

2018-09-10T17:59:09Z

Michael Duff has ended his 14-year stay with Burnley to take over as Cheltenham manager, the club announced on Monday.

The 40-year old former Northern Ireland international originally signed with Burnley from Cheltenham in 2004 before making 383 appearances with the club.

Duff was also capped 24 times by his country and, since ending his playing career, has worked with Burnley as Under 23 coach.

Man Utd one of several clubs scouting Mexican youngsters

2018-09-10T17:34:34Z

Manchester United headline a number of European clubs keeping tabs on some of Mexico's young stars.

Diego Lainez and Roberto Alvarado impressed despite Mexico's 4-1 loss to Uruguay, and Lainez has already drawn interest from Roma as well as Ligue 1 clubs.

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Juventus interested in Fiorentina's Chiesa

2018-09-10T17:09:40Z

Juventus are one of several teams keeping an eye on Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa, according to Calciomercato.com

The 20-year-old winger has earned six caps with Italy and recently drew a penalty in a 1-1 Nations League draw with Poland. 

Chiesa is reportedly also a target of Inter Milan and AC Milan, although the transfer of Marko Pjaca from Juventus to Fiorentina is being looked at as a potential first step towards a deal between the two clubs.

Odds shorten on Ozil Man United move

2018-09-10T16:57:44Z

Bookmakers have seen a flurry of bets placed on Mesut Ozil completing a move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star

The newspaper heard from Ladbrokes that "the latest odds suggest the German could be months away from a mega money move to Manchester."

 "Ozil might be Arsenal's highest earner, but that won't guarantee him playing time under Emery."

Tottenham watching Chilwell and De Jong

2018-09-10T16:16:48Z

Tottenham are keeping tabs on Leicester City's Ben Chilwell and Ajax star Frenkie de Jong ahead of the January transfer window, reports the Telegraph

The Londoners were inactive throughout the summer, failing to bring in a single new face. 

And while they have made a positive start to the new season with three wins out of four, Mauricio Pochettino could move in the winter for the young pair, although a summer transfer looks more likely for Chilwell.

Man United advertise for new scout on website

2018-09-10T15:50:25Z

Manchester United have taken the unusual step of advertising for a new scouting team member via the club's official website. 

Applicants for the post of 'Recruitment analyst' will be tasked with identifying players who could play a role in the United first team, and will need a 2:1 degree in Sports Science or a related subject as well as a driver's license. 

Read more on the job opportunity here! 

Ex-Arsenal striker Aliadiere reveals his role in Guendouzi's summer arrival

2018-09-10T15:03:08Z

Former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere has revealed how he persuaded Matteo Guendouzi to reject the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund to join the Gunners.

The 19-year-old swapped the Ligue 2 side for the Emirates Stadium in July after a £7 million ($9.1m) fee was agreed for his signature, and he has quickly become a staple in Unai Emery's first XI.

"I knew when I first saw him that he had something special and that a lot of clubs would be after him," Aliadiere told Goal. "I said to him that for his development Arsenal would definitely be the right place for him."

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Trippier hoping Southgate gets new England deal

2018-09-10T14:37:56Z

Kieran Trippier hopes Gareth Southgate signs a new contract as England manager.

The former Middlesbrough boss guided the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, and Trippier is hopeful he will remain in his post past Euro 2020.

"It's the manager's and FA's decision to sort it out. Us players - we respect the manager. We all love his new ideas. We hope it gets sorted," he said.

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Crouch eyes another move before retiring

2018-09-10T12:43:32Z

Former England striker Peter Crouch says he wants to return to Queens Park Rangers before he brings an end to his career.

The 37-year-old has spent seven years with Stoke City and is in the final year of his contract with the Championship side.

After spells at Tottenham, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Southampton and more, it is QPR he wants to end go back to and his career with.

"I think QPR is one of my favourites because that's where I started," he told ITV. "I always said I would go back there one day and I would love to go back there."

AC Milan send Kaka to tell Paqueta to snub Barca

2018-09-10T11:49:17Z

AC Milan have sent Kaka back to Brazil to convince Lucas Paqueta to reject Barcelona and move to Serie A, according to Tuttosport.

The former attacking midfielder and Brazil star returned to the Rossoneri in a background role and the Italian side are hoping he can talk one of Flamengo's top talents into joining them.

Barca have been monitoring the 21-year-old since his breakthrough and are considering a move for him before he extends his contract and raises his release clause to €70 million (£63m/$81m). However, Milan hope a word from a Ballon d'Or winner will see him head to San Siro before long.

Juventus eye Marcelo as Sandro replacement

2018-09-10T11:13:40Z

Left-back could reunite with Ronaldo

Juventus will move for Real Madrid star Marcelo to slot in at left-back if they sell Alex Sandro, Tuttosport claims.

Marcelo had been linked to the Turin side before the last transfer window closed as it was reported he wanted to follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A.

While no move materialised, Juve are still on the lookout for reinforcements and see the 30-year-old as a good option. They have already rejected interest from Chelsea for Alex Sandro, but may let him go in January or next summer and turn to his compatriot.

Rodriguez rejected PSG for AC Milan

2018-09-10T10:47:45Z

Ricardo Rodriguez says he ignored interest from Paris Saint-Germain in order to stay at AC Milan this season.

The Switzerland international left-back joined the Rossoneri from Wolfsburg last year and played a pivotal role in all competitions last season.

And his bright displays caught attention from the Spanish capital, but Rodriguez opted to stay put.

He told Tagblatt: "Yes, the interest was there [from PSG]. But I am still with Milan. I still play in the San Siro, a world class stadium. In this country with these crazy fans."

Inter watch De Jong

2018-09-10T10:15:21Z

Inter sent a scout to watch Frenkie de Jong's performance for Netherlands in their meeting with France on Sunday, according to Corriere dello Sport.

De Jong played the full 90 minutes in the game, with the World Cup winners triumphing 2-1 over their Dutch counterparts.

Inter will face competition from Barcelona for the midfielder, while they are put off by Ajax's 50 million (£45m/$58m) asking price.

Van der Sar rules out Man Utd move

2018-09-10T09:47:26Z

Edwin van der Sar has distanced himself from speculation that he could take up a director of football role at Manchester United.

The Premier League side are apparently looking to recruit a new member of staff to oversee their transfer activity following a disappointing summer transfer window.

Van der Sar, though, has insisted he is happy at Ajax and insisted that talk of him returning to Old Trafford is "nonsense".

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Maguire wage soars to £80k

2018-09-10T09:25:32Z

Harry Maguire's new contract with Leicester City sees him almost double his wages to £80k-a-week, according to the Daily Star.

The England international was a target for Manchester United in the summer but ultimately stayed put, with the Foxes unwilling to sell the centre-back.

And he has seemingly been rewarded for his loyalty, with Maguire signing a bumper new five-year contract with the club.

Juventus plan triple move in 2019

2018-09-10T08:57:04Z

Allegri already has his targets for next summer

Juventus have identified the three players they will look to sign in 2019, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A champions are looking at bringing in Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

Juve have been tracking the trio in recent times and will step up their interest having failed to sign any of them before the Italian transfer window closed on August 17.

Chelsea eye Suso move

2018-09-10T08:30:25Z

Chelsea are hoping that their loan agreement with AC Milan for Tiemoue Bakayoko will help in their pursuit of midfielder Suso, according to Calciomercato.com.

The Blues have offloaded Bakayoko to the Serie A giants for the 2018-19 campaign after his disappointing first season in England.

And Maurizio Sarri is hoping to establish talks with Milan for their highly-rated attacking midfielder, while the Italian club could use a similar approach to move for Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz.

Barcelona eye Brazil starlet Paqueta

2018-09-10T08:01:41Z

Barcelona are tracking the progress of rising Flamengo star Lucas Paqueta, according to Sport.

The 21-year-old midfielder is beginning to attract interest from across Europe, but any suitors will have to reach his €50 million (£45m/$58m) release clause, which could be increased to €70m (£63m/$81m) if current negotiations over a new deal go smoothly.

Agbonlahor open to Celtic move

2018-09-10T07:36:00Z

Former Aston Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor says he would be open to signing for Celtic.

The 31-year-old was released from Villa while Celtic lost star striker Moussa Dembele to Lyon at the end of the transfer window.

And after featuring in a charity match at Celtic Park, Agbonlahor said he would be happy to wear the hoops full time.

"I think every player if they had the chance to play for Celtic would take it,” he told The Herald. "Can you imagine playing in front of 60,000 people inside this place.

"You can never rule anything out - can you? I will try and speak to Brendan Rodgers and we will see what happens!"

Pavard offered to Barcelona

2018-09-10T07:04:44Z

Benjamin Pavard's agent has contacted Barcelona over a possible deal for the France international but will have to pay around €35 million (£31m/$40m) to sign him, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Stuttgart star has attracted interest from Bayern Munich following his impressive performances at the World Cup and is expected to move on next summer.

However, Barca do not have any space on the right side and are unlikely to make a move for the 22-year-old.

Southgate casts England future into doubt

2018-09-10T06:25:20Z

England manager Gareth Southgate has cast his future with the Three Lions into doubt after refusing to commit to the job past Euro 2020.

Reports suggest Southgate is keen to get back into club management, and as such has not agreed a new contract with the Football Association.

Check out the full story right here!

Dortmund will demand £68m for Weigl

2018-09-10T04:45:19Z

Manchester City ​will have to pay Borussia Dortmund £68 million (€76m/$88m) to sign midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Daily Star.

Pep Guardiola is looking for cover for 33-year-old Fernandinho in defensive midfield, and sees the 23-year-old as the ideal candidate.

City could launch a bid for Weigl in the January transfer window.

Shaw to wait on signing Man Utd extension

2018-09-10T04:05:19Z

Luke Shaw is in no rush to sign a new contract with Manchester United, according to The Sun.

The left-back's deal expires at the end of next season, and United are keen to tie the 23-year-old down to a long-term deal. 

Though Shaw is back in favour, he remembers being frozen out of the team recently and will wait to see how things develop at Old Trafford before signing fresh terms.  

Ramsey talks moving in the right direction

2018-09-10T03:00:42Z

The midfielder's contract is set to expire at the end of the season

Aaron Ramsey's contract talks with Arsenal are moving in the right direction, claims Football London.

The midfielder's deal expires at the end of the season, and several of Arsenal's Premier League rivals are preparing to move for the Wales international. 

Though talks were initially slow to progress, it is now believed that Ramsey is close to agreeing a new deal. 

Premier League to move transfer deadline back to August 31

2018-09-10T02:10:28Z

The Premier League is likely to move its transfer deadline back to August 31, according to The Sun. 

The league moved its window back to August 9 this season to ensure clubs finished their business before the season began.

But club weren't happy with the change, as they were unable to reinforce their teams after August 9 while they could lose players to foreign sides up until the end of August. 

Zidane hopes to return to coaching 'soon'

2018-09-10T01:13:56Z

Zinedine Zidane has been out of work since leading Real Madrid to another Champions League title, but the French legend says a return to coaching could be coming "soon".

The 46-year-old manager left Real Madrid in search of "something different" and, with rumours swirling around Manchester United, Zidane appears ready to get back into the game somewhere in the near future.

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Benatia could retire from Morocco

2018-09-10T00:31:32Z

Morocco defender Medhi Benatia could be ready to call time on his international career, according to RMC Sport.

The Juventus man was missing from his country's 3-0 win against Malawi at the weekend, as internal issues within the team continue to bother him. 

After helping his side to a World Cup this summer, the 31-year-old now appears ready to end his time with Morocco. 

Real join Liverpool in Zielinski chase

2018-09-09T22:39:34Z

Real Madrid have joined Liverpool and Manchester City in the hunt for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, reports Calciomercato.

The Poland international recently penned a new contract in Italy which includes a €120 million (£107m/$139m) release clause.

Varane sees door opened for Man Utd move

2018-09-09T22:34:18Z

Real Madrid are prepared to part with Raphael Varane in the summer of 2019, with Diario Gol claiming that the Frenchman is destined to head for Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his admiration for the World Cup winner and is prepared to pay whatever it takes to get a deal done.

Bayern wanted €45m for Boateng

2018-09-09T22:28:51Z

Bayern Munich demanded €45 million (£40m/$52m) from Paris Saint-Germain for Jerome Boateng during summer transfer talks, reports L'Equipe.

The Ligue 1 champions were keen to bring the World Cup-winning defender on board, but were ultimately put off by an inflated asking price.

Neymar pushing for Barca return

2018-09-09T22:27:03Z

Neymar regrets his record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Don Balon, and is pushing for a return to Barcelona.

The Brazil international has vowed to see out the 2018-19 campaign in France, but is hoping to head back to Camp Nou next summer.

Man Utd to swap Pogba for Dybala

2018-09-09T22:20:45Z

Red Devils & Juve stars to trade places

Having identified Juventus forward Paulo Dybala as a top target, Calciomercato claims that Manchester United are prepared to swap Paul Pogba for the Argentine forward.

Barcelona have been leading the hunt for the Red Devils' World Cup-winning midfielder, but he would be open to returning to Turin for a second spell.