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Milner reveals Liverpool have yet to open contract talks


Liverpool midfielder James Milner has revealed the club have yet to open talks with him regarding a contract extension, reports ESPN FC.

The 33-year-old is entering the final year of his current deal with the club, and following recent praise from Jurgen Klopp, who described success as 'impossible' without players of Milner's ilk, he is yet to be offered a new deal.

"As it stands, last year we spoke to the club and asked them if they wanted to do something and they said not at that time," Milner said during Liverpool's current tour of the United States.

"We haven't heard anything since, so that's where we are at."

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Arsenal youngster set to snub Gunners and join Valencia


Arsenal look set to lose highly-rated youngster Yunus Musah to Valencia, according to

The central midfielder helped the Gunners win the U18 Premier League last season with five goals in 17 games, but has been pictured by Spanish media outlet Eldesmarque playing for Valencia Mestalla in pre-season.

Eintracht Frankfurt set sights on Hinteregger


Eintracht Frankfurt are keen on making a move for Augsburg defender Martin Hinteregger, reports Sky Sport Austria.

The Austrian spent the second half of last season on loan with the Eagles, and the club's sporting director Fredi Bobic has confirmed their interest in making the move permanent.

""We will certainly try to get him," Bobic said.

Burnley made bid for €12m Cucurella before his move to Getafe


Burnley made Barcelona an offer of €12 million for young defender Marc Cucurella before he opted to remain in Spain, reports Marca.

The Premier League side were beaten to the 20-year-old by Getafe, who ultimately signed Cucurella on a season-long loan as he opted to remain in Spain.

The promising talent spent last season on loan with Eibar, and his move to Getafe involves a non-obligatory option to purchase for €6m.

Leipzig keen on €25m defender Henrichs


RB Leipzig are in hot pursuit of €25 million (£22m/$28m) Monaco defender Benjamin Henrichs, reports kicker.

The Bundesliga side have competition from Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen for the 22-year-old, but their interest in a permanent transfer rather than a loan deal could see them come out on top.

The former Bayer Leverkusen defender has been plying his trade in Ligue 1 for one season, having joined Monaco in August 2018, and made 29 appearances for the club last season.

Juventus could offload one of central defensive duo


Juventus could be set to offload either Merih Demiral or Daniele Rugani following the signing of Mathijs de Ligt, reports

Demiral is a new arrival in Turin having only joined from Sassuolo this month, but the Old Lady are asking for €35 million for the Turkish defender, a fee which is said to be too much for potential suitors Milan.

Rugani meanwhile, is a player Roma are interested in having sold their starting centre-back, Kostas Manolas, to Napoli earlier during the transfer window.

De Ligt denies money played role in Juventus decision


Matthijs de Ligt has dismissed claims money played a decisive role in his decision to join Juventus.

The defender made the €75 million switch to Italy this month as the Turin side beat the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United to his signing.

And he insists that his decision was not motivated by his wages, saying all sorts of wild stories were published as speculation was building.

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AC Milan & Roma eye €40m Juve left-back


AC Milan and Roma have emerged as potential destinations for Juventus left-back Merih Demiral, according to Calciomercato.

The Turin side have too many players in the position and are looking to offload either Demiral or Daniele Rugani.

Milan are interested in Turkey international Demiral but are turned off by Juve's €40 million asking price. While Roma have been eyeing him, too, they would prefer to take Rugani.

Fekir travels to Spain as Betis & Lyon near agreement


Nabil Fekir has been granted permission to travel to Spain to complete a move to Real Betis.

Lyon are close to an agreement with Betis over a transfer fee and a deal is expected to be finalised in the next 48 hours, according to RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi.

Southampton sign Slattery to new contract


Southampton youngster Callum Slattery has signed a contract extension with the Premier League side.

The 20-year-old has made five appearances for the Saints first team, making his debut under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The midfielder has been with the club for most of his life and his deal now runs until 2022.

RB Leipzig agree £22.5m Lookman deal with Everton


Winger to have medical with German side in next two days

Ademola Lookman will join RB Leipzig after the German side reached a £22.5 million ($28m) agreement with Everton.

The Daily Mail reports the 21-year-old winger will have a medical with the Bundesliga club in the next 48 hours before completing the switch.

He will sign a five-year deal with Leipzig as he returns to the club he spent six months on loan with in 2018.

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AC Milan target €25m Zaracho


AC Milan have set their sights on Racing Club attacking midfielder Matias Zaracho, according to Calciomercato

The Rossoneri are set to lose Andre Silva to Monaco and plan on investing in the 21-year-old Argentine.

But Racing will not let him go unless his €25 million (£23m/$28m) release clause is triggered, which is too much for Milan. Instead, they will try to talk them down to €18m (£16m/$20m).

Man Utd don't want Bale in Pogba swap deal


Red Devils no longer want Wales star

Manchester United have no interested in signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid as part of an exchange deal for Paul Pogba..

Madrid are trying to convince the Premier League side to sell Pogba this summer as he is desperate to leave Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said this weekend that Bale is close to leaving the club, with reports claiming he has a giant offer from China and that Paris Saint-Germain are considering taking him in exchange for Neymar.

United have been linked to the Wales star in recent transfer windows, but Evening Standard says they will not offer him a way out of the Santiago Bernabeu as they no longer want him.

Celtic not happy with structure of Arsenal bid for Tierney


Celtic are not interested in selling Kieran Tierney to Arsenal because there are too many add-ons in their offer for the left-back.

The Gunners have had two bids knocked back by the Scottish champions but they are determined to land the Scotland international before the transfer window closes.

But Sky Sports says Celtic are not happy with the way the Gunners structured their latest offer and want more money up front for their star full-back, who still has four years left on his contract.

Napoli sign €16m Elmas from Fenerbahce


Elif Elmas has joined Napoli in a €16 million (£14m/$18m) move from Fenerbahce, says Sky Sport in Italy.

The 19-year-old midfielder has reached an agreement with the Italian side, who pressed ahead with the deal after agreeing to sell Marko Rog to Cagliari.

Man City close in on €18m Almada signing


Argentine teenager has been dubbed 'the new Messi'

Manchester City are on the verge of signing Thiago Almada from Velez Sarsfield, according to Il Posticipo.

The 18-year-old has been compared to Lionel Messi despite having made just 16 first-team appearances in Argentina.

City have been linked with Almada for months and are now close to completing the deal after the attacking midfielder decided he wants to join Pep Guardiola's side.

Crystal Palace make €21m Castagne bid


Crystal Palace have made a €21 million (£19m/$24m) offer for Atalanta winger Timothy Castagne, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Atalanta are currently trying to extend the 23-year-old Belgian's contract, but the signature is not guaranteed yet.

Palace are hoping to capitalise on the uncertainty, though it has been reported that he wants to stay in Bergamo.

Knockaert joins Fulham from Brighton


Anthony Knockaert has joined Fulham on loan from Brighton, it has been confirmed.

The 27-year-old will spend the season at Craven Cottage before joining on a permanent deal next summer.

"The move is a good one for the club and Anthony," Brighton boss Graham Potter said. "The wide positions are areas in which we have a lot of competition within the squad."

Beijing Guoan launch bid to make Bale highest-paid player in China


Beijing Guoan have launched an audacious bid to make Real Madrid's Gareth Bale the highest-paid player in Chinese football history, reports The Telegraph.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane says the club are working on Bale’s departure from the Spanish capital, and Beijing Guoan are thought to be one of the few clubs that could match the 30-year-old's current wages of £600,000-a-week.

Man United agree £80m fee for Harry Maguire


Manchester United have finally agreed an £80m fee for Leicester City and England defender Harry Maguire.

According to Bleacher Report's Dean Jones on Twitter, the two clubs have reached an agreement after weeks of speculation linking the 26-year-old with a move to Old Trafford.

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Bayern Munich chief aims dig at Man City boss over Sane stance


Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Pep Guardiola should not be so quick to dismiss the German side's hopes of signing Leroy Sane from Manchester City.

The Bavarian outfit have been open about their desire to bring the 23-year-old winger back to the Bundesliga ahead of the new season.

"I don't know if Pep knows what's going on in his club. No idea. Let's wait," Rummenigge told Bild.

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Arsenal to make third bid for Kieran Tierney


Arsenal are set to make a third bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney over the next few days, according to

So far, the Gunners have seen two bids for the defender rejected by the Scottish champions, with the 22-year-old reportedly valued at £25million.

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Koscielny reportedly set for Stade Rennais move


Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is set to meet with club officials and his London management team after agreeing terms with Stade Rennais, reports RMC Sport.

The 33-year-old French centre-back only has one year remaining on his Gunners contract, and is rumoured to have turned down a move to Bordeaux this summer.

Correa agrees personal terms with Milan but fee remains unclear


Milan have agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa reports Sky Italia, although a transfer fee for the 24-year-old is yet to be determined.

The Argentine striker could command a price tag of up to €50m, but the the Italian giants are not willing to go any higher than €40m.

I don't know if Spurs made Bale bid - Pochettino


Mauricio Pochettino says he does not know if Tottenham have made an approach for Gareth Bale.

The London side have been linked with a move for their former star, who Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is desperate to offload this summer.

Meanwhile, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the attacker, but Pochettino says he does not know if his side are in the frame.

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Balotelli in talks with Fiorentina


Fiorentina could be set to snap up free agent Mario Balotelli after the Serie A side opened talks with the Italian striker's agent.

Calciomercato reports that Balotelli wants to return to his homeland after three years in France with Nice and Marseille.

The Viola are looking for a new striker and coach Vincenzo Montella believes the ex-Inter, AC Milan and Manchester City star will be a good addition to the squad.

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Renard confirms Morocco resignation


Herve Renard has announced his resignation from his post as Morocco coach.

The 50-year-old took to social media to confirm his departure on Sunday after the Royal Moroccan Football Federation denied reports he had quit earlier this week.

Renard's departure comes in the wake of Morocco's round of 16 elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Trapp to stay at PSG despite Porto & Eintracht Frankfurt interest


Paris Saint-Germain have decided they will hold on to goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, according to Sky Sport in Germany.

The Germany international spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt and the Bundesliga side were hoping to sign him on a permanent basis.

Porto made a €6 million bid for the shot stopper, who has just one year left on his contract at PSG, but the French side have decided to keep him and will not entertain other offers.

PSG want Bale and Neymar swap deal with Real Madrid


French club trying to coax La Liga giants into deal

Paris Saint-Germain will try to entice Real Madrid into signing Neymar this summer in a deal that will see Gareth Bale move to France The Independent reports. 

The French giants and Neymar want to part ways as soon as possible, but the Brazil star's price tag and wage demands make him a difficult signing for most clubs. Bale is in a similar position, as Real Madrid are struggling to offload him because of his high salary.

While Barcelona are said to want Neymar back, PSG are exploring other options and have been discussing the possibility of sending him to Madrid in exchange for cash plus Bale.

PSG to complete Gueye signing next week


Paris Saint-Germain are confident of announcing the signing of Idrissa Gueye from Everton within the next week.

Gueye was one of Senegal's best players in the African Cup of Nations as they reached the final, losing to Algeria.

While Gueye expected to spend a few weeks in Senegal after the tournament, Le Parisien says he could be rushed to France in a few days to complete his dream move to the Ligue 1 champions.

PSG are expected to pay around €30 million (£27m/$34m) for the 29-year-old, who they tried to sign in January.

Mousset completes £10m Sheffield United move


Sheffield United have broken their transfer record for the third time in a month to sign striker Lys Mousset from Bournemouth.

The Frenchman signed a three-year deal with the Blades after they agreed to pay a £10 million ($13m) transfer fee to the Premier League side.

The 23-year-old is United's fifth signing since their promotion to the English top-flight, following the signings of Luke Freeman, Callum Robinson, Phil Jagielka and Ravel Morrison.

Conte pushes Inter to sign Lukaku


Man Utd's askig price is too much for Serie A side

Antonio Conte is pushing Inter to sign Romelu Lukaku, but the Italian club cannot afford to match Manchester United's price tag, according to Calciomercato.

Inter are hoping to talk United down from their £75 million ($94m) asking price for the Belgian striker, but the Red Devils are standing firm.

Conte will meet with the club's directors on Monday to discuss their strategy, but the coach is determined to bring Lukaku to San Siro and will plead with the club to increase their offer.

Matuidi allowed to leave Juventus amid Monaco interest


Juventus are willing to let Blaise Matuidi go amid reports Monaco are trying to sign him.

The Italian champions want to offload a few players after signing the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot and bringing Gianluigi Buffon back to Turin.

Monaco are hoping to bring Matuidi back to France this summer and Juve are open to offers, having told the midfielder he will not play a big role next season.

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Filipe Luis confirms Flamengo move


Filipe Luis has confirmed he is on the way to Flamengo after bidding farewell to Atletico Madrid.

The 33-year-old has been linked with a return to his homeland after his contract expired with the Spanish side.

The full-back has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Flamengo and he announced on Sunday that he will see out the rest of his playing career in Brazil.

SPAL target Bertolacci


Serie A side SPAL are keen on 28-year-old free agent Andrea Bertolacci, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The five-time Italy international midfielder was released at the end of his contract by AC Milan this summer, after spending four years at the club.

Bertolacci has also represented Roma, Lecce and Genoa, where he spent the 2017-18 season on loan from Milan. He played 18 times in all competitions last season, registering one goal and one assist.

West Ham's Obiang set for Sassuolo


Pedro Obiang is set to sign for Serie A side Sassuolo for an initial fee of €8 million, report La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 28-year-old Equatorial Guinea midfielder has played 116 times for West Ham in the past four seasons, and will be perhaps best remembered for his stunning goal against Tottenham in January 2018.

He returns to Serie A after previously spending five seasons with Sampdoria, the club he joined as a youngster after coming through the youth academy at Atletico Madrid.

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Monaco set to sign Milan's Silva


Andre Silva is close to completing a switch from AC Milan to Monaco, according to Calciomercato.

The 23-year-old Portugal striker will sign a five-year deal and move for a €30 million (£26.9m) fee.

Silva scored 11 goals in 40 appearances while on loan at Sevilla last season, after netting 10 in 40 for Milan the previous year.

Rog to leave Napoli in €15m deal


Napoli midfielder Marko Rog looks set to make a €15 million (£13m/$17m) move to Cagliari, Sky Sport in Italy claims.

Cagliari will sign the 23-year-old on an initial loan deal before taking him on a permanent basis next summer.

Arsenal to loan Ceballos from Real Madrid


Arsenal look set to sign Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid, according to The Daily Mail.

The Gunners are looking for a new midfielder after seeing Aaron Ramsey leave for free but cannot afford to splash out on an expensive signing.

Madrid do not want to sell the 22-year-old as they believe he sitll has a future at the club, but are willing to send him on loan and it seems Arsenal are about to land him.

United move for Fernardes 'probable'


Manchester United's proposed signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is now 'probable', according to O Jogo.

United have been linked with the 24-year-old throughout the summer and could soon turn their interest into a concrete offer.

Sporting manager Marcel Keizer is thought to be already preparing his tactical switches to accommodate for Fernandes' exit. Fernandes registered 32 goals and 18 assists in all competitions last season.

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'New Gattuso' Bennacer set for Milan switch


Empoli sporting director Pietro Accardi has confirmed to Gazzetta dello Sport that midfielder Ismael Bennacer is set to join AC Milan.

Bennacer, 21, missed just one game for Empoli last season and was a key player as Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations.

“I see Gattuso in Bennacer because he has a great desire to fight," Accardi said. "I remember something he did against Fiorentina: Ismael wins the ball back, an opponent falls on him and he takes a cut to his tibia.

“He gets up to win the ball back again, then we gave him seven stitches. The fans at San Siro will love him: they want to see players who sweat and fight until the final whistle.”

Blades break transfer record for Mousset


Sheffield United have confirmed the signing of striker Lys Mousset for an undisclosed club-record transfer fee.

The 23-year-old Frenchman Mousset joins on a three-year contract from Bournemouth after scoring three league goals in 55 Premier League appearances.

Blades manager Chris Wilder told the club's website: "Lys is big, quick and a different type of threat at the top of the pitch to what we already have.

"I think he will prove to be a great fit for us and the fact that he selected us above other options shows he's hungry to do well. It is a fantastic bit of business for us in the current market and we are looking forward to him joining up with the squad."

Napoli eye Fekir as Rodriguez alternative


Napoli have turned to Lyon's Nabil Fekir as their chase for James Rodriguez has hit difficulties, according to l'Equipe.

Carlo Ancelotti has been chasing Rodriguez for some time but a deal hasn't been found between Napoli and Real Madrid - and Fekir would be a solid alternative.

A contract proposal has already been made, with Napoli now ready to make an offer to Lyon. However, the 25-year-old is close to a move to Real Betis, as the La Liga side look to replace the outgoing Giovani Lo Celso.

€9m Carrillo set for Al-Hilal


Benfica winger Andre Carrillo is set to make his loan move to Saudi club Al-Hilal permanent for a fee of €9.2 million (£8.3m), according to Record.

The 28-year-old Peru winger, who has previously spent time with Watford and Sporting Lisbon, spent last season with Al-Hilal. 

He scored three goals and provided six assists as they finished second, just one point behind an Al-Nassr side featuring former Watford teammate Nordin Amrabat.

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Fenerbahce want Benteke


Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke is a target for Turkish giants Fenerbahce, according to Ajansspor.

The 28-year-old has fallen out of favour at Selhurst Park. After scoring 17 goals in his debut season following his move from Liverpool in 2016, he has found the net just four times in the last two seasons in all competitions.

Fenerbahce would reportedly attempt to sign him initially on loan with an option to buy.

Gerrard 'will wait until last second' for Kent


Steven Gerrard is willing to be patient in his attempts to lure Liverpool winger Ryan Kent back to Rangers.

Several teams are thought to be in the hunt for the 22-year-old, who impressed during his loan stint at Ibrox last season.

Am I willing to wait until the last day of the window for Kent? I’m willing to wait until the last second," Gerrard told the Sunday Post. “I’ll give it to the very last second to get Ryan back here. He’s an exception because he was outstanding last year."

Coentrao stalls over PAOK move


Former Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao is stalling over a proposed move to PAOK, according to O Jogo.

Coentrao, 31, spent last season at Rio Ave in his native Portugal after permanently leaving Madrid following loans at Monaco and Sporting Lisbon.

He was expected to sign for the Greek champions PAOK, but has asked coach Abel Ferreira for some time to make sure of his decision.

Berbatov tells Lukaku to stay at United


Dimitar Berbatov has told Sky Sports that Romelu Lukaku should reject Inter's advances and stay at Manchester United.

Lukaku is thought to be unhappy at United and Inter boss Antonio Conte has confirmed his desire to take him to Italy, but Berbatov thinks Lukaku will improve more as a player at United.

Now 38, Berbatov spent four years at Old Trafford, scoring 56 goals in 149 appearances.

Kean could leave Juve with buy-back clause


Juventus could be prepared to let young starlet Moise Kean leave the club this summer, according to various reports in Italy.

The 19-year-old has been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Borussia Dortmund and following the big-money move for Matthijs de Ligt, Juve could be keen to cash in.

It is thought they could be convinced to sell the forward for around €30 million (£27m), with a buy-back clause of €40 million (£35.9m). A move would likely give Kean more first-team football while allowing Juventus first refusal on him in future.

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Juventus favourites for Rose


Juventus are in pole position to sign Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, according to the Mirror.

Following the departure of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid, Rose has been told he can leave the club and perennial Serie A champions Juve are thought to be keen on snapping him up.

Paris Saint-Germain, Schalke and Newcastle are among a varied list of clubs linked with the 29-year-old, who initially joined Spurs in 2007. He made 37 appearances in all competitions for the club last season. 

Solskjaer wants £70m Pepe


United 'progress' on £70m Pepe

Manchester United are moving forward in negotiations for Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to The Times.

The 24-year-old Ivorian winger has been a revelation in the last two seasons, with a combined 37 goals and 17 assists in all competitions for the French side.

United are one of several clubs interested in Pepe but may soon turn their interest into a concrete offer. However, with three years remaining on his contract, Lille may demand as much as £70 million for their star man.

Ten clubs chasing Rangers skipper


As many as ten clubs are in the chase to sign Rangers captain James Tavernier, according to Football Insider

The 27-year-old captain has three years remaining on his contract, and Steven Gerrard's side will ask for £10 million from any side that wants to sign him.

However, Tavernier isn't thought to be angling for the exit door despite reported Premier League interest, so Rangers could well keep hold of one of their prize assets.

Palace's bid for Chelsea's James rejected


Crystal Palace have had a £20 million bid for Chelsea right-back Reece James rejected, according to the Daily Star.

The 19-year-old, currently recovering from an ankle ligament injury, impressed while on loan with Wigan Athletic last season and Palace see him as a good replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

But Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to keep hold of the club's young stars, particularly given the Blues' looming transfer ban.

Bayern offer Alaba as makeweight


Bayern Munich offered defender David Alaba to Manchester City and Barcelona as a makeweight in their attempts to sign Leroy Sane and Ousmane Dembele, report Mundo Deportivo.

The 27-year-old Austria international, much admired by Pep Guardiola following his time at Bayern, has been unwilling to sign an extension to his contract expiring in 2021, so the Bundesliga side are keen to cash in.

City are so far refusing to budge on Sane but if Barcelona's mooted move for Neymar goes through, Dembele may become available.

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Fenerbahce consider Gustavo move


Fenerbahce are considering a move for Marseille midfielder Luiz Gustavo but may struggle to iron out the finances on a deal, claim Mercato365.

The 31-year-old defensive midfielder joined the French club from Wolfsburg two years ago and is under contract until 2021, having signed what was reported to be a record-breaking contract with the club.

It is thought a buying club may have to part with a fee around the €10 million (£9m/$11.2m) to sign Gustavo.

Filipe Luis to return to Brazil


Experienced full-back Filipe Luis is set to return to his native Brazil with Flamengo, according to Marca.

The 33-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Atletico Madrid expired, bringing an eight-year association with the club - plus a year at Chelsea - to an end.

He is expected to formally announce the move on Sunday. The 44-cap international last played in Brazil 15 years ago, when he left boyhood club Figueirense to join Ajax in 2004.

Sanches to stay at Bayern


Renato Sanches is set to stay at Bayern Munich and fight for his place under Niko Kovac, according to Bild.

The Portugal midfielder, who turns 22 next month, played fewer than 600 minutes in the Bundesliga last season but is keen to establish himself at Bayern and may find first-team minutes easier to come by following the departure of James Rodriguez.

"I'm ready to stay," he said. "I had good conversations with the coach and [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge. I think I'll stay. Kovac is the boss, he makes the decisions. As long as I play, I'm happy."

Emery not looking to send Nketiah out on loan


Unai Emery says that Eddie Nketiah will get the chance to earn a bigger role with Arsenal after considering loaning the forward last season. 

"Nketiah was playing very well. Last year, in December we were thinking of loaning or not loaning the player to Germany and we decided he should stay with us to train and progress with us. 

"We started this preseason with the same idea as we finished last year. He’ll stay with us and my idea is that if you progress like we are seeing from you, you can have a chance with us." 

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Zidane: Bale 'is very close to leaving' Madrid


Zinedine Zidane said Gareth Bale is close to leaving Real Madrid after he was left out of Saturday's International Champions Cup clash against Bayern Munich. 

Bale has been deemed surplus to requirements by head coach Zidane and the Welsh star was absent as Madrid lost 3-1 to Bayern in Houston. 

Asked why Bale was left out of the squad on Saturday, Zidane told reporters: "Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving. 

"We hope he leaves soon, it would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team." 

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Emery not looking to sign secondary targets



Unai Emery says Arsenal are focused on landing transfer targets who can help the first team win now. 

The Gunners have not done a lot of business so far this summer, but the club boss says it's because they are focused on top targets and don't want to spend on second-choice players. 

"Some players are expensive and we are working on these possibilities because we don’t want to go to the second line of player," Emery said following Arsenal's pre-season win over Fiorentina in the United States.  

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Carroll in line for Newcastle return


Andy Carroll could be in line for a shock return to Newcastle United. 

According to The Sun, Steve Bruce is considering a move to bring the big forward back to the club this summer. 

Thiago would welcome Bale at Bayern


Unsettled Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale would be welcome at Bayern Munich, says Thiago Alcantara.

The Spain international midfielder believes the Welshman would be a great fit in Bavaria after the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

"If [Bale] wants to come, any top player who wants to come would be welcome here," Thiago said.

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Lambert derides QPR's Judge bid


Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has said a £250,000 bid for Alan Judge is 'nowhere near the level' he expects for the player.

Ipswich were relegated to League One last season, but Lambert says they won't let players leave on the cheap as they look to rebound to the Championship.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is an admirer of the Ireland international, but his club will have to up their bid if they want to prise him away from East Anglia, say the Ipswich Star.

Perisic representatives unhappy with Conte comments


Ivan Perisic's team is annoyed that new Inter boss Antonio Conte has said the Croatia winger cannot play as a wing-back in the coaches trademark 3-4-3 formation.

FC Inter News report that Perisic and his team may look for a move away from Milan as a result.

The player would prefer a move to England, according to the report, with Arsenal and West Ham mooted as potential destinations.

Iwobi says he might quit Arsenal if Zaha signs


Arsenal's Alex Iwobi says he'll be left with no choice but to leave Arsenal if they sign Wifried Zaha from Crystal Palace.

The Ghana international says he'll fight for his place but is unwilling to sit on the sidelines indefinitely.

Arsenal have identified Zaha as their top target, but have promoted Reiss Nelson to the first team, and are linked with Everton and Malcolm as well.

All three play in Iwobi's normal position as a wide forward.

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Bruce wants Burnley's McNeil


Steve Bruce is set to swoop to sign Burnley winger Dwight McNeil for Newcastle United according to The Sun.

The 19-year-old speedster came to prominence for the Clarets last season, and is valued at £30 million ($38m) by Sean Dyche's club.

The Magpies are said in the report to consider him worth half that, but have had their transfer kitty reinforced by Ayoze Perez's £30m switch to Leicester.

De Gea to sign new United contract


Goalkeeper has agreed fresh terms with Old Trafford club

Manchester United are set to sign goalkeeper David de Gea to a six-year deal, worth £375,000 a week.

The Standard reports the length of the contract swayed De Gea, who had wanted to be United's highest-paid player.

Although this deal falls some way short of this goal, the security of being under contract until he's 34 persuaded the Spain international, says the report.

Mangala and Otamendi out so City can sign Maguire


The Blues are concerned about Financial Fair play regulations and must sell before they can buy

Manchester City will try and part ways with Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi to fund a raid for Leicester's Harry Maguire, says The Daily Star.

City and local rivals Manchester United have both been linked with the England international, valued by the Foxes at £80 million ($100m), but City must balance the books before they can make a move.

Mangala will be allowed to leave for nothing to wipe his wages off the accounts at the Etihad, while Valencia are interested in Otamendi, according to the report.

Newcastle want Spurs defender Rose


The Daily Star say Steve Bruce has identified Danny Rose as his first signing as Newcastle boss.

Rose may be the second full-back to leave Tottenham this summer as Kieran Trippier has already left North London for Atletico Madrid.

The 29-year-old England international has attracted interest from PSG, but the Magpies will watch that situation carefully and offer £15m ($19m) if he is still available at the end of July.

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Spurs lead Sessegnon race


Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to land Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Express.

The highly-rated 19-year-old is also wanted by Dortmund, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain, but the Premier League outfit are most likely to sign him.

Spurs are only willing to spend £25 million ($31m) on a player Fulham rate at £45m, but the paper still believe he'll make the move to North London.


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PSG prepare improved Gueye bid


Paris Saint-Germain are not prepared to give up their pursuit of Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

The Ligue 1 champions are said to be willing to offer the Merseysiders £30m ($38m) plus £10m in add-ons by The Express.

PSG had a bid rejected for the 29-year-old in January, but view the Senegal international as key to their future plans.