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Ayoze Perez to quit Newcastle


Ayoze Perez wants to leave Newcastle following Rafa Benitez's departure, says Football Insider.

A number of players want out of St James' Park after it was confirmed Benitez will leave on Monday.

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Tuanzebe set for Man Utd talks with Solskjaer


Axel Tuanzebe will discuss his Manchester United future with Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer over the next two week, claims The Sun.

Tuanzebe impressed on loan at Aston Villa last season and could return to the Midlands for another temporary stint next term.

But the centre-back is reportedly keen to fight for a first-team place at Old Trafford, and Solskjaer is considering that option. 

Trossard agrees Brighton terms


Leandro Trossard has agreed a five-year contract with Brighton ahead of his move from Genk, according to Sky Sports.

The winger, 24, is set to sign for £18 million ($23m) and will become Graham Potter's second signing since moving to the Amex Stadium. 

Trossard had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal after an impressive campaign for Genk.

Former West Brom forward Reuben Reid signs for Cheltenham


Robertson denies telling Tierney to quit Celtic


Andrew Robertson has dismissed a report he told Kieran Tierney to leave Celtic for the sake of his career.

The Hoops left-back is wanted by Arsenal, who have had a £15 million ($19m) bid for the 22-year-old turned down.

But Robertson, whose own career has gone from strength to strength since moving south of the border in 2014, says it is "a lot of rubbish" that he told Tierney to leave Parkhead. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Sheffield United to sign Freeman


Sheffield United are close to signing Luke Freeman from Queens Park Rangers, reports Sky Sports.

The newly-promoted Premier League club are reportedly set to agree a £3 million ($3.8m) fee with the west London outfit. 

Tottenham hopeful of signing Leeds winger


Tottenham are closing in on a deal to sign Jack Clarke from Leeds, says the Evening Standard.

The winger would be Spurs' first signing since January 2018 after heavy spending on the club's new stadium has seen cuts to the transfer budget. 

A fee in the region of £8.5 million ($10.8m) looks likely to be agreed.

Arsenal interested in Dan-Axel Zagadou


Arsenal are " very interested" in signing Dan-Axel Zagadou from Borussia Dortmund, claims France Football.

The centre-back impressed for France at the U20 World Cup.

And he could be brought in to reinforce Unai Emery's defensive options. 

Neymar wishes Messi happy birthday amid Barcelona rumours


Neymar has wished Lionel Messi happy birthday on Instagram with speculation linking the Brazil star with a return to Camp Nou. 

Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said he will not tolerate "celebrity behaviour" in an interbiew that is widely considered a criticism of Neymar. 

Read the full story here on Goal.

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Gerrard shoots down Derby speculation


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has shot down speculation that he would leave the club for Derby County if former England colleague Frank Lampard took over at Chelsea.

The Rams boss has been linked with the vacant top job at the Blues ever since Maurizio Sarri was confirmed to be heading for Juventus.

However, the ex-Liverpool hero would not be the man to replace him at Pride Park after reaffirming his commitment to the Glasgow club.

Read the full story on Goal here!

Norwich sign striker Drmic


Ajax sign Sevilla's Promes


Aribo set for Rangers medical


Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo has apparently undergone a medical to join Rangers, says the Evening Standard.

The 22-year-old's contract is up with the London club this transfer window and he will swap them for the Scottish Premier League outfit.

Old Firm rivals Celtic had also been in the hunt for Aribo's signature.

Kovacic deal in limbo for Chelsea


Chelsea have a week to decide whether to extend the loan deal of Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic or sign him on a full-time basis.

The midfielder could remain with the Blues despite their transfer ban as the club already holds his registration.

However, they must complete any deal before July 1 or they will miss out on the 25-year-old, who former manager Maurizio Sarri had wished to keep.

Read the full story on Goal here!

Grant set for Newcastle role


Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant is thought to be under consideration for a position at Newcastle following Rafa Benitez's exit, per Sky Sports News.

The 64-year-old, who currently works in India, led the Blues to the 2008 Champions League final.

Benitez officially exited the Magpies today after prolonged speculation surrounding his future.

James uncertain over future


James Rodriguez admits he does not know where he will be playing club football next season but insists he is fully focused on Colombia's Copa America campaign. 

The playmaker spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich but returned to Santiago Bernabeu at the end of last term following the Bundesliga champions' decision not to exercise an option to sign him for €42 million (£36m/$47m).

James is now looking for a route out of the Spanish capital in order to get more regular game time but the 27-year-old concedes he is powerless over his future at the moment though.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Suarez believes Celta move in his future


Barcelona midfielder and former Arsenal loanee Denis Suarez has admitted Celta Vigo remains a viable option for his future as a permanent exit from Camp Nou looms in the coming weeks.

The 25-year-old is looking to bounce back after an injury ruined his loan at Arsenal and while Valencia have been tipped a frontrunner for his signature, his wage demands may prove a stumbling block.

Suarez however, believes his future lay with Celta, though he is not certain if it is something that will happen in this window.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Bony offer rejected by Marseille


Swansea striker Wilfried Bony has been offered to Marseille, but the Ligue 1 club are not interested in his services, reports le10sport.

Bony spent the last season on loan in Qatar club Al-Arabi and with his Swans deal set to run out, he was offered to Marseille, who have been interested in him in the past.

But Marseille have been scared off by his age, 30, knee issues, and salary.

‘Arsenal need to gamble beyond their budget’


Arsenal need to “gamble” in the summer transfer market and spend beyond their budget, says Ray Parlour.

Another quiet window is said to be on the cards at Emirates Stadium and it has been suggested that Unai Emery will be given around £45 million ($57m) to spend by the Gunners board.

But with that amount far below many of their chief Premier League rivals, Parlour believes Arsenal need to loosen the purse strings and scrap their frugal approach to recruitment, with the north London outfit in danger of being left behind.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Arsenal to offer Tierney £20m contract


Arsenal are prepared to offer Kieran Tierney a contract worth £20 million ($25m) should a deal be agreed with Celtic, according to the Scottish Sun.

The Gunners had a £15m offer for the defender rejected, but they are prepared to return with a second bid, though Celtic want at least £25m.

And should it be accepted Arsenal will pay Tierney £4m per season, and around £20m over the life over the contract.

No bids for McCarthy and Forster


Southampton are yet to receive bids for goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster, reports the Daily Echo.

Both have been part of England squads in the past but have sparked talk of moves elsewhere are slipping behind Angus Gunn in the Saints pecking order.

Anguissa interesting Villarreal


Villarreal may be about to offer Frank Zambo Anguissa a way out of Fulham, according to France Football.

The 23-year-old is under contract at Craven Cottage until 2023 but has seen the exit doors opened after suffering relegation out of the Premier League.

Liverpool set to keep Mignolet


Liverpool are looking to keep Simon Mignolet on their books after being impressed by his attitude, claims the Daily Star.

The Belgian goalkeeper was expected to move on after struggling for game time behind Alisson, but may now stay put at Anfield.

Ameobi links up with Forest


Lukaku won't force Man Utd exit


Romelu Lukaku will not force through a move away from Manchester United this summer, reports ESPN.

The Belgian striker is being linked with a switch to Serie A side Inter, but he is prepared to stay at Old Trafford if the Red Devils block a path to the exits.

'Are Arsenal big enough for Tierney?'


Kieran Tierney would be worth £50 million ($64m) if he played in England, says Pat Bonner, with the former Celtic goalkeeper questioning whether Arsenal are “big enough” for the talented full-back.

The Bhoys defender is currently generating talk of a possible switch to Emirates Stadium.

Here is what a Parkhead icon has had to say on the speculation.

Mourinho & Materazzi in Newcastle frame


Jose Mourinho could return to management at Newcastle with Marco Materazzi alongside him, claims Sport Mediaset.

The Magpies are in the market for a new boss after announcing Rafa Benitez's departure, with it possible that they could turn to a former Manchester United and Chelsea coach.

Mikel Arteta, who is currently working alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, is another name in the frame.

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Miller leaves Dundee


Former Rangers and Celtic striker Kenny Miller has left Dundee by mutual consent.

The 39-year-old only joined the club in August, and finished as their top scorer as they were relegated to the Scottish Championship.

Arsenal must break Celtic transfer record for Tierney


Arsenal have been told that they must break Celtic's club record in order to sign Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners have already had two bids rejected for the Scottish international and, according to the Evening Standard, must break Celtic's transfer record if they are to have any hope of signing the left-back this summer.

Woodward rejected Pogba and Neymar swap deal


PSG proposed huge offer

Man Utd executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward turned down the possibility of swapping Paul Pogba and Neymar, reports The Independent.

The French champions approached the Manchester club about a proposed swap deal, but Woodward rejected the idea.

Both Pogba and Neymar are reportedly seeking a move away from their respective clubs.

Sampdoria chasing Sassuolo star Berardi


New Sampdoria manager Eusebio Di Francesco wants to sign Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi, according to Calciomercato.

The former Roma boss is keen on bringing in the 24-year-old, who was linked with a move to the Premier League several years ago when he first burst onto the scene in Serie B.

Janssen to Anderlecht?


Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen could finally put his difficult spell with Spurs behind him.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that the Belgian could be on his way to Anderlecht. The 25-year-old found game time hard to come by last season, having spent the previous campaign on loan at Fenerbache.

Lampard to be named Chelsea manager this week


Chelsea will confirm Frank Lampard as their new manager this week, according to the Evening Standard.

Reports suggest that the former Blues midfielder will be announced within the next 48 hours.

Manolas edging closer to Napoli


According to Football Italia, Roma defender Kostas Manolas is on the verge of a move to Serie A rivals Napoli.

The Greek centre-back could make the switch in the coming days, but any deal may hinge of the future of current defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League.


Red Devils to reignite Sancho interest


Manchester United will rekindle their interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho if Paul Pogba leaves the club, claims the Daily Star.

A World Cup-winning midfielder continues to be linked with Real Madrid and if he leaves, then the Red Devils will look to land an England international as cover.

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Brighton leading Trossard chase


Brighton remain in pole position to make Leandro Trossard their £18 million ($23m) record signing, claims The Argus.

The Seagulls have faced competition from Aston Villa for the Genk winger, but he is expected to end up at the Amex Stadium.

Man Utd want at least €60m for Lukaku


Manchester United will demand at least €60 million (£54m/$68m) from any sale of Romelu Lukaku, claims Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Red Devils are reluctant to make a loss on the Belgian striker, but may dip to that figure as Inter step up their efforts to put a deal in place.

Villa urged to land new goalkeeper


Aston Villa legend Nigel Spink has urged the club to bring in a new goalkeeper despite tying Jed Steer to fresh terms.

He has told the Express and Star: “I still think they need to sign another goalkeeper.

“I’m really pleased they gave Steer a new deal. It was the right thing to do and he certainly deserved it.

“He is still unproven in the Premier League and could well turn out to be good enough. But, if he were to have a bad start, you need to have a back-up and someone who can provide competition. Having a goalkeeper who can win you seven or eight points over the course of the season can be the difference between staying up or going down.”

Wan-Bissaka set for Man Utd medical


Red Devils closing in on £55m defender

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will have a medical at Manchester United this week ahead of the completion of his £55 million ($70m) move from Crystal Palace.

Goal can confirm the right-back is due to arrive at United’s Carrington training facility upon his return from international duty with England’s Under-21 side following their early exit from this summer’s European Championship tournament in Italy.

Check out the full story here.


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McGregor not heading to Leicester


Callum McGregor will not be leaving Celtic this summer despite interest from Leicester, reports the Daily Mail.

The winger excelled for the Scottish club under former manager Brendan Rodgers, who now wants to bring the 26-year-old to the Premier League, but Celtic have no intention to sell.

Barcelona chasing young Spain winger


Barcelona have joined the race to sign Spanish Under-21 international Dani Olmo, according to Marca.

The Dinamo Zagreb winger left Barcelona's academy in 2014, but has been linked with a return back to the Catalan club after picking up the best player and best young player awards in Croatian football last season.

The 21-year-old is currently at the European Under-21 Championship with Spain, and scored the opener in their group stage victory over Belgium.

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Celtic line up Tierney replacement


Celtic have identified Iranian international Milad Mohammadi as a potential replacement for Kieran Tierney, should the left-back leave the club this summer.

As reported by the Daily Record, full-back Mohammadi was linked with the Scottish champions last season, and is now once again being monitored after his contract with Akhmat Grozny recently expired.

Sarri wants Reina at Juventus


According to Calciomercato, Maurizio Sarri is keen on bringing Pepe Reina to Juventus as back up to Wojciech Szczesny.

The former Liverpool goalkeeper knows the manager very well having spent several seasons under Sarri at Napoli, and is seen as the ideal replacement for Mattia Perin, who looks set to leave Turin this summer.

AZ in talks with Clasie


AZ have begun talking with Southampton misfit Jordie Clasie according to the Daily Echo.

Clasie spent all of last season on loan at Feyenoord and is unwanted as St. Mary's.

Southampton would like to recoup some of the £8m they spent on him in 2015 before he can leave for free next year, the report says.

Koulibaly refuses to be drawn on Napoli stay


Kalidou Koulibaly, a reported target for Manchester United and City, has not confirmed he will remain at Napoli next season.

When asked if he would remain with the team he joined in 2014 the defender said: 'I don't know, I think so.'

Both Manchester clubs are supposedly looking to augment their back lines this summer.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Newcastle will hold last-minute talks with Benitez


Newcastle United will open talks with manager Rafael Benitez in a desperate attempt to convince him to stay at the club, report the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

The former Liverpool boss's contract will expire on June 30 and he has rejected any offer the Magpies have made.

The paper contends that he's unhappy with the club's stance on transfers, both the budget and the amount of control they'd give the Spaniard over recruitment.

Arsenal listening to Milan offer for Torreira


AC Milan have started talks with Arsenal over Uruguay international midfielder Lucas Torreira.

Sportmediaset say that the Serie A club would like to take the Gunner, who only signed for the club last year, for an initial two-year loan period, with an option to buy.

The loan fee would reportedly be up to €8m with the full transfer costing around €38m (£34m/$43m).

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Sheffield United want Hogg


Huddersfield captain Jonathan Hogg may be offered the chance to make an immediate return to the Premier League by Sheffield United.

The Sun says that the newly-promoted side are keen on the 30-year-old midfielder, but that his former boss David Wagner may tempt him to Schalke.

Huddersfield might be willing ot cash-in on Hogg, especially if a bidding war drives his value up.

Howe says he'll discuss the future with Ibe


Jordon Ibe and manager Eddie Howe will sit down to discuss the player's role in Bournemouth's plans this summer.

Ibe was signed from Liverpool in 2016 for what was then a club-record fee.

He only featured 24 times last year, scoring just once, and with his contract set to expire in 2020, he and his boss will look at what's next for the winger, says the Bournemouth Echo.


Liverpool and United still have a chance for Pepe


Nicolas Pepe may still move to Manchester United or Liverpool, despite €90m (£80m/$102m) bids being prepared by Atletico Madrid and Inter, according to French outlet La Voix du Nord.

The Ivory Coast international prefers a move to the Premier League, says the report.

A club source cautions that PSG may still be a factor, especially if Neymar leaves.

Emery asks board for extra cash to capture Zaha


Unai Emery has asked the executives at Arsenal to release funds so he can sign Crystal Palace winger WIlfried Zaha.

Zaha will cost £55m ($70m), which exceeds Emery's budget, according to Metro, but he's demanded extra money to get the deal over the line.

Palace are willing to sell Zaha, who asked to leave the club, but not at the same time as Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who appears likely to join Manchester United.

As a result Emery must move fast to acquire the Ivory Coast international, who bagged 10 Premier League goals last season.


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United to trigger Rashford contract extension


Manchester United will use a 12-month extension in Marcus Rashford's current contract in order to keep the player at the club as negotiations for a new deal have stalled.

The Sun report that the forward is asking for a pay raise to £350,000 per week, they say his current deal is worth £180,000.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are both interested in the 21-year-old United academy product.

Perisic interested in Arsenal


Ivan Perisic's agent is in Milan to discuss the Inter player's future and Arsenal are one option being discussed, according to

The Croatian international's future at Inter is in doubt after the hiring of Antonio Conte as head coach, and Perisic prefers a move to England, if he quits San Siro.

The winger has also attracted interest in China, the report claims.

Vidal will reject China to stay with Barca


Despite struggling in his first season at Camp Nou the Chilean will fight for his place

Arturo Vidal does not want to leave Barcelona, despite recieving lucrative offers to play in China.

Vidal's season ended well and that drew attention from Asia, but he has instructed his agent to reject all offers, according to Sport.

His contract is not due to expire until 2021 and he wants to build on the 53 appearances he amassed in his first year in Catalonia.


Brighton will land Genk captain


New Brighton manager Graham Potter is expected to make his second sigining of the summer by capturing Leandro Trossard for £18m ($23m), reports the Daily Mail.

Trossard, who scored 14 goals in Belgium for Genk last year as they won the title, plays on the wing.

The 24-year-old will join Matt Clarke at the Amex Stadium next year, after the Portsmouth centre-back was signed on Friday.

Abraham to fight for a place at Chelsea


Tammy Abraham will stay at Chelsea and try to capitalise on their transfer ban to cement his place up front at Stamford Bridge.

Abraham spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, scoring 26 goals as the Villains were promoted from the Championship.

Villa would gladly take him back but he intends to remain in West London and benefit from his clubs lack of striking options, according to the Daily Mail.

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