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Bailey favours Chelsea switch

2018-09-09T22:15:09Z

Leon Bailey would prefer to move to Chelsea if a deal to take him to England is done, reports Football.London.

The Bayer Leverkusen forward is a man in demand, with Premier League heayweights Arsenal and Liverpool also keen on securing his signature.

Arsenal move didn't appeal to Boadu

2018-09-09T21:51:53Z

AZ striker Myron Boadu is happy with his decision to snub a switch to Arsenal, with the 17-year-old admitting a move to Emirates Stadium “did not appeal”.

Boadu believed his development would be better served in his homeland and has seen that decision vindicated by regular senior football and three goals already in the 2018-19 campaign.

Read the full story on Goal!

Max had no offers from Man Utd & PSG

2018-09-09T20:51:49Z

Philipp Max saw his performances for Augsburg last season sparked talk of interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, but he claims to have received no offers.

The 24-year-old left-back shot onto the transfer radar of leading clubs across Europe on the back of his efforts in the Bundesliga during the 2017-18 campaign.

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

Barcelona face Roma battle for Berardi

2018-09-09T20:07:26Z

Barcelona have opened talks with the represenative of Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, according to Spanish publication Sport.

The Liga giants are, however, set to face competition from Roma, with the two clubs set to battle it out again following a January duel for Brazilian forward Malcom.

'Pogba saga making Man Utd look amateur'

2018-09-09T19:43:12Z

Paul Pogba’s reluctance to commit to Manchester United amid talk of interest from Barcelona is making the Red Devils look amateur, says Paul Parker.

The former defender told talkSPORT: "What’s coming out of Manchester United PR-wise is something you expect from a club five or six levels below – it’s not top-level PR."

Check out the full story on Goal!

'I thought Ronaldo would finish at Man Utd'

2018-09-09T19:17:21Z

Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus over the summer stunned Bryan Robson, with the Manchester United legend expecting the Portuguese to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu or Old Trafford.

The former Red Devils captain told the Manchester Evening News: "I was surprised that Ronaldo didn't finish his career at Real Madrid or Manchester United. That was a surprising move when he went to Juventus."

Read the full story on Goal!

Gabigol has no Inter regrets

2018-09-09T18:35:03Z

Gabriel Barbosa endured a testing spell in Europe with Inter and Benfica before returning to Santos on loan, but he has no regrets and could yet return to Italy.

Gabigol told Tribuna: “I don’t have regrets over how it went with Inter, as these things happen in football. I wasn’t the first and won’t be the last. I have three years on my contract with Inter, so we’ll see what happens.”

'Sanchez can be great No. 7 for Man Utd'

2018-09-09T18:06:47Z

Alexis Sanchez can overcome a testing start to his Manchester United career and follow in the footsteps of Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo as a great No. 7, says Bryan Robson.

The Chilean forward was handed an iconic shirt at Old Trafford following a high-profile move from Arsenal during the January transfer window.

Find out what a former United skipper has had to say in a high-profile signing here.

Villa turn to former Chelsea defender

2018-09-09T17:31:44Z

With John Terry not returning to Aston Villa, the Mirror claim that the Championship club have turned their attention to Robert Huth.

The former Chelsea, Stoke and Leicester defender is currently available as a free agent.

Ronaldo made 'crazy' Juve move easy - Nedved

2018-09-09T16:34:15Z

Juventus considered a move for Cristiano Ronaldo to be “crazy” when it was first discussed, but Pavel Nedved says the wishes of the Portuguese superstar helped to get a deal done.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had first floated the idea of leaving Real Madrid after helping the Liga giants to a third successive Champions League triumphback in May.

No deal was done before he headed off on World Cup duty, but Serie A champions Juve got their man in sensational circumstances when a €100 million (£90m/$116m) agreement was pushed through in July.

Read the full story on Goal!

Willian 'never wanted to leave' Chelsea

2018-09-09T16:18:21Z

Willian claims that he "never said that [he wanted] to leave Chelsea”, with the Brazilian having been heavily linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Read the full story on Goal!

Bakayoko to be used as Suso bait

2018-09-09T15:44:37Z

Chelsea are ready to use Tiemoue Bakayoko as a makeweight in their efforts to land AC Milan forward Suso, claims Calciomercato.

The Blues have allowed their French midfielder to head to San Siro on loan this season and hope he can be factored in to a permanent swoop for the Rossoneri's former Liverpool winger.

Areola in talks over new PSG contract

2018-09-09T15:16:01Z

Alphonse Areola says he has opened negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain over a new contract.

The goalkeeper wanted to join Chelsea in the summer after Gianluigi Buffon's arrival in the French capital, according to Blues goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon.

But Areola, who impressed for France against Germany this week, looks set to stay and fight for his place as he revealed "discussions have begun."

Read the full story here

Roma ready €15m Herrera offer

2018-09-09T14:53:41Z

Roma are preparing a bid for Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, says Corriere dello Sport.

Eusebio Di Francesco wants to reinforce his midfield in January after Kevin Strootman left to join Marseille before the summer transfer window closed.

Herrera has a €40 million (£36m/$46m) release clause in his contract, but he will be a free agent in July 2019, so Roma hope to lure him for around €15m (£13m/$17m) halfway through the season.

Simeone to Inter just a 'matter of time'

2018-09-09T14:16:11Z

Diego Simeone is guaranteed to return to take over as Inter coach in the near future, according to his sister.

The Argentine has been continually linked to the Serie A side, where he spent two seasons as a player, but has a contract at Atletico that runs until 2020.

But the 48-year-old's return to San Siro is imminent, Natalia Simeone has said.

Read Natalia's comments here

Man Utd eye €120m Dybala move

2018-09-09T13:27:56Z

Mourinho's men to make January move for Argentine star

Manchester United are ready to make a January offer for Juventus star Paulo Dybala, Calciomercato.it reports.

The Argentine attacker has been a big target of Barcelona in recent years, but it is the Red Devils who will move for him first.

Jose Mourinho's men are willing to pay up to €120 million (£107m/€139m) for the 24-year-old.

Pogba plays down Barca reports

2018-09-09T12:38:05Z

France midfielder linked heavily with Camp Nou move

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has again played down reports linking him with a move to Barcelona.

The France international has reportedly fallen out with Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho and is keen to swap Old Trafford for Camp Nou, but the man himself has again rejected those claims.

Check out the full story right here!

Wolves unlikely to let Neves go

2018-09-09T12:04:09Z

Wolves will stand firm in January amid growing interest in midfielder Ruben Neves, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Manchester City and Manchester United are both weighing up moves for the Portugal international, who has impressed during the early weeks of the Premier League season.

But Wolves are unwilling to sell mid-season as they look to establish themselves back in the top-flight.

Maguire signs new Leicester contract

2018-09-09T11:15:22Z

England international a target for Man Utd

Harry Maguire has signed a new five-year contract to remain at Leicester City until 2023, the club have confirmed.

England international Maguire was a target for Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but has now committed his future to the Foxes.

Check out the full story right here!

Inter eye Tousart as Modric alternative

2018-09-09T10:52:00Z

Inter will make a January move for Lyon star Lucas Tousart as they look for an alternative to Luka Modric, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Serie A side tried to lure the Croatia star away from Real Madrid in the summer, but he opted to stay with the European champions.

And with their midfield still in need of reinforcement, they hope to land one of France's most promising players, but will have to pay a large fee to convince Lyon to let the 21-year-old go.

Sarri wants Romagnoli and Caldara at Chelsea

2018-09-09T10:00:43Z

Maurizio Sarri wants to reinforce the Chelsea defence with the signings of Alessio Romagnoli and Mattia Caldara from AC Milan, says Calciomercato.

The pair are tied to the Italian side for the long-term, but with Cesc Fabregas, David Luiz and Gary Cahill all expected to leave Chelsea soon, Sarri is willing to offer somsone in exchange to snap up one of his top targets in January.

However, Milan have no desire to let them go.

Tottenham bid for De Jong rejected by Ajax

2018-09-09T08:14:42Z

Spurs join Barca and Roma in race for midfielder

Ajax have rejected a €50 million offer for Frenkie de Jong from Tottenham, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The 21-year-old midfielder is a top target for Barcelona and has recently attracted interest from Roma.

However, Spurs are hoping to snap him up first but will have to improve on their first bid of £44m ($58m) knocked back.

Chelsea target Rugani set for new deal

2018-09-09T06:50:11Z

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is close to agreeing a new deal with the Serie A champions, according to Corriere dello Sport (via CalcioMercato).

The Italy international was a summer target for Chelsea, but the Bianconeri were not willing to part with both him and Mattia Caldara, who joined AC Milan.

And Rugani is now set to sign up to stay at the Allianz Stadium until 2025, earning himself €3 million-per-year in the process.

Terry to earn £1.8m from Spartak move

2018-09-09T06:14:43Z

John Terry is set to earn a staggering £1.8 million ($2.3m) in wages after agreeing to join Spartak Moscow, according to the Daily Telegraph.

As confirmed by Goal on Saturday, former Chelsea and England captain Terry has agreed a move to the Russian capital having been released by Aston Villa.

There he will reunite with Antonio Conte's former assistant, Massimo Carrera, who is now the manager at Spartak.

Vinicius Jr to go on loan this winter

2018-09-09T05:00:30Z

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior is likely to go on loan this winter, accoridng to Don Balon

Madrid want the Brazilian to go to another Spanish top flight side, with Leganes, Rayo and Getafe watching him closely.

Ben El-Mhanni wanted by Belgian clubs

2018-09-09T02:41:56Z

Former Newcastle youngster Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is drawing interest from Belgium, according to The Sun

Both Royal Antwerp and Standard Liege are looking to land the 22-year-old, who is a free agent after being denied a new deal but the Premeir League outfit. 

Shaw willing to let United contract run down

2018-09-09T01:18:10Z

Luke Shaw will wait until the second half of the season to pen any new deal with Manchester United, Metro reports. 

The left-back, who was injured on international duty Saturday, is happy at the club but is worried that his recent run in the side could end and isn't ready to commit long-term just yet. 

Man Utd ready to battle City for Neves

2018-09-09T00:07:59Z

Manchester United are ready to make a move on Wolves midfielder and  Manchester City target Ruben Neves, reports Metro

City are accelerating their pursuit of Neves due to missing out on Jorginho in the summer, and will make an approach in January.

Though it is sooner than United want, they will match any attempt by City to sign Neves, thanks in part to Jose Mourinho's admiration of him.

Rodriguez admits PSG interest

2018-09-08T22:39:27Z

AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez has admitted he was a target for PSG this summer.

Speaking to Tagblatt, the left-back said: "Yes, the interest was there. But I am still with Milan. I play in San Siro, a world-class stadium, in a country with crazy fans."

Gomez set for improved Liverpool contract

2018-09-08T22:19:24Z

Joe Gomez's strong start to the season is set to be rewarded by Liverpool with a new contract, the Mirror reports.

The 21-year-old still has four years to run on his current deal, but fresh terms will reflect his importance to the side.

Man City told to pay £68m for Weigl

2018-09-08T22:16:41Z

Manchester City target Julian Weigl will only leave Borussia Dortmund for £68m ($88m), according to the Star.

Pep Guardiola is seeking a replacement for Fernandinho, now 33, and the German is well up his shortlist.

Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins and Real Betis defender Junior Firpo are also being monitored. 

Zidane compiling Manchester United shortlist

2018-09-08T22:14:22Z

Frenchman ready to take over from Mourinho

Zinedine Zidane has put together a list of players he wishes to sign if he takes the Manchester United job from Jose Mourinho, the Mirror reports.

Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, James Rodriguez, on loan at Bayern from Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani are among his targets.

Mourinho's future currently looks uncertain, with United having lost two of their first four Premier League matches this season.

Howe set for new Bournemouth deal

2018-09-08T22:11:56Z

Manager Eddie Howe is poised to sign a new contract with Bournemouth, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Cherries boss will pen a deal with £4 million ($5.2m) per year, making him one of the best-paid managers in Britain.

He has been at the club for the past six years.