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Milan working toward €50m Correa deal

2019-07-18T21:30:25Z

Milan are working on a deal to bring Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa to San Siro, which could be worth around €50 million (£45m/$56m), reports Gianlucadimarzio.com.

Meanwhile, Milan could be working on the exits of Patrick Cutrone to Wolves and Andre Silva to Monaco.

Barcelona confirm Getafe loan move for Cucurella

2019-07-18T21:00:51Z

Barcelona youngster Marc Cucurella is once more heading out of the Blaugrana as they confirmed a loan move for the defender to Getafe on Thursday. 

Cucurella, 20, had been re-signed from Eibar on Tuesday for a fee of €4 million, with Barca making use of their buyback clause to repatriate the prospect. 

Now, just two days later and as previously revealed by Goal, he is gearing up for a fresh start at fellow Liga side Getafe, marking a hectic transfer window for the left-back.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Hoffenheim boss confirms Joelinton €40m departure

2019-07-18T20:45:34Z

Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder has admitted that Joelinton is leaving the club amid reports he is close to completing a move to Newcastle.

The Premier League side have been linked with the striker since the beginning of this year while RB Leipzig were also said to be interested.

The Magpies are reportedly advancing on a €40 million (£36m/$45m) move for Joelinton, 22, which would set a new record transfer fee for the club.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Roma close in on Veretout deal

2019-07-18T20:30:13Z

Roma are nearing a loan deal for Fiorentina's Jordan Veretout, with an obligation to buy, reports Gianlucadimarzio.com.

The capital club will pay a million euro fee up front and then have an puchase obligation of €16 million (£14m/$18m) plus another €2m in bonuses.

Veretout could have his Roma medical tomorrow.

 

Benfica postpone Perin transfer after failed medical

2019-07-18T20:15:23Z

Benfica have confirmed that they will not be completing the signing of Juventusgoalkeeper Mattia Perin in the current transfer window due to a failed medical. 

Perin, 26, had been set to join the Portuguese giants this week following a single season in Turin. 

The two clubs agreed a fee worth a reported €15 million (£13.5m/$16.8m), with Perin himself describing the opportunity as an "exciting adventure", but the adventure will now have to be put on hold.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Brighton sign Man City teenager

2019-07-18T20:00:45Z

Brighton have announced the signing of 18-year-old Taylor Richards from Manchester City.

The Seagulls did not release the terms but reports say they paid approximately £2.5 million to the Premier League champions.

Richards joins Brighton on a two-year contract, having not made a senior appearance in his career for City.

Porto interested in Falcao

2019-07-18T19:45:03Z

Porto are looking into bringing back Radamel Falcao and Monaco are listening to offers, according to le10sport.

Falcao's age and wages has left Monaco ready to consider selling the Colombia international, though they have not received an tempting offer yet.

However, Porto, where Falcao's European journey began in 2009, are looking at a loan while contributing to part of the striker's wages. 

Madrid & La Liga curiosity led Trippier to Atletico Madrid

2019-07-18T19:30:25Z

Kieran Trippier says he had no hesitation about leaving Tottenham for Atletico Madrid because of his long-held ambition to play abroad.

The right-back signed a three-year contract in the Spanish capital on Wednesday, bringing an end to his four-season stint at Spurs.

Serie A side Napoli expressed interest before Atleti swooped on their replacement for Juanfran, who left the club on a free transfer at the end of June.

Read more here!

Hudson-Odoi to earn £100,000 a week with new Chelsea deal

2019-07-18T19:00:26Z

Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to push his wages up to £100,000 a week by signing a lucrative new deal at Stamford Bridge, claims the Daily Mail

The teenager has staged a lengthy flirtation with Bayern Munich in recent months, although Chelsea have been consistent in denying him a move away. 

And his status as one of the club's highest-rated talents will now be reflected with a five-year extension of his contract, complete with a huge salary hike.

All the Premier League completed transfers this summer

2019-07-18T18:45:59Z

From Rodri to Ramsey, from Wan-Bissaka to Hazard and Morata, the Premier League transfer window has been a hive of activity this summer with a host of arrivals and departures. 

Finding it hard to keep up? Goal has prepared a comprehensive list of every confirmed deal for each of the 20 top-flight clubs so you never need miss out on the latest transfer news. 

Click here to see every Premier League completed transfer so far!

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Perin's Benfica move at risk after failed medical

2019-07-18T18:30:38Z

Juventus keeper Mattia Perin's move to Benfica is now at risk following a failed medical in Portugal on Friday, reports Record

Tests carried out on Perin revealed physical issues that have put the transfer in doubt, while the goalkeeper himself has admitted struggling with a recurring shoulder problem.

Aston Villa want Sturridge despite betting ban

2019-07-18T18:15:01Z

Premier League newcomers Aston Villa are still keen on signing Daniel Sturridge after the former Liverpool man received a six-week ban for flouting betting laws, claims the Mirror

Sturridge, 29, was censured after giving his brother inside information concerning a potential move to Sevilla back in 2018.

Lyon confirm Fekir close to transfer

2019-07-18T18:00:27Z

Lyon boss Sylvinho confirmed Nabil Fekir is in negotiations for a transfer as rumours of the club captain's impending move to Real Betis gather momentum.

The France international, who turned 26 on Thursday, is expected to be announced as a Betis player soon, although a barrier to a reported €25 million (£22m/$28m) move could be Giovani Lo Celso's unresolved future.

Betis are believed to want Fekir as a direct, ready-made replacement for Tottenham target Lo Celso but the Seville-based outfit are also said to be demanding €75m (£67m/$84m) for the Argentina midfielder.

Read more here!

Barca offer €100m and two players for Neymar

2019-07-18T17:43:11Z

Coutinho and Dembele among possible makeweights

Barcelona have upped their offer to €100 million (£90m /$112m)plus two players for the services of Neymar, according to Sky Germany

Philippe Coutinho heads the list of six players offered to Paris Saint-Germain in part-exchange for the Brazilian, with Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic, Nelson Semedo and Malcom also possible candidates.

But Coutinho is reluctant to move to PSG, who have already rejected a bid worth €40m plus two players from the Catalans.

Dembele could hold key for Neymar's Barca return

2019-07-18T17:30:43Z

Ousmane Dembele's potential sale could be the only way Barcelona are able to bring back Neymar this summer, according to Marca.

Barca need to raise funds and while Dembele doesn't interest Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich would pay premium to land the young winger.

Bayern want Dembele after attempts to sign Leroy Sane have stalled and while Barca did not want to move Dembele, the prospect of bringing back Neymar makes the club more flexible. 

Villa submit new Heaton bid

2019-07-18T17:15:52Z

Aston Villa are preparing a new bid for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton according to Football Insider.

Burnley have set the price tag £12 million ($15m) for Heaton, but Villa only offered £4m for the goalkeeper in their initial bid.

Villa will not approach Burnley's asking price, but will raise their bid by a "significant" amount in hopes of landing Heaton. 

Norwich bid £4m for Chelsea youth

2019-07-18T17:00:02Z

Norwich City have made an offer of £4 million for Chelsea youth product Kasey Palmer, reports Football Insider.

The Canaries see the midfielder, who has two years left on his contract, as a potentially high-value signing as they look to stockpile ahead of their Premier League return.

The 22-year-old Palmer has spent the last two seasons on loan in the Championship, but has remained with Chelsea's pre-season tour.

Zidane dealt blow in pursuit of Pogba

2019-07-18T16:45:00Z

Florentino Perez has told the coach Madrid's prior spending spree makes another big money deal unlikely

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Zinedine Zidane any pursuit of Paul Pogba this summer will be "very difficult", reports ESPN.

On Wednesday evening, Zidane requested to Perez and director general Jose Angel Sanchez that a new pursuit of Pogba be attempted.

But Zidane was told the €300 million spent on new players, plus Pogba's wages, makes a large money deal very unlikely.

A sale of Gareth Bale would help matters, but the Wales star is intent on stay and Zidane is growing increasingly resigned to the fact he may have to give Bale another chance this season.

Cuadrado wants to stay with Juventus

2019-07-18T16:30:10Z

Juan Cuadrado claims to “feel happy at Juventus” and is planning on remaining with the Serie A champions for the foreseeable future.

He faces fierce competition for places in Turin and has seen the Bianconeri further bolster their ranks this summer, and with one year left on his contract, talks of a summer move have been mooted.

It has been suggested that a switch to China could be made, with Shanghai Shenhua among those said to be open to the idea of landing the 31-year-old.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Napoli move for Icardi

2019-07-18T16:15:07Z

Napoli have made "concrete" attempts to sign Inter striker Mauro Icardi, talking personal terms with the Argentine, reports Calciomercato.com.

The club want to lock down a contract with Icardi before agreeing a fee with Inter, and offered a wage of €7 million (£6m/$8m) per season.

Their discussions with Inter saw the San Siro side ask for Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski, but their valuation of Icardi is well below €70m.

PSG interested in Rose

2019-07-18T16:00:05Z

Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs interested in signing Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, according to Sky Sports.

Rose wants to remain with Spurs to fight for his place but he has been left off Mauricio Pochettino's pre-season tour roster.

Spurs hope to receive around £20 million ($25m) for him, with Schalke are also believed to be interested in his services.

Zaha wants Palace exit

2019-07-18T15:45:24Z

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has told the club he wants to leave upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations, reports Sky Sports.

Zaha has been reported to be a target of Arsenal this summer and has stated in the past he believes he is a player deserving of European football.

Arsenal had £40 million ($50m) Zaha offer rejected but it is believed they are set to improve their bid.

Hull City sign Bowler from Everton

2019-07-18T15:30:07Z

Hull City have signed winger Josh Bowler from Everton on a season-long loan, the club have announced.

The 20-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Toffees, featuring for Everton's U-23 side. 

'Milinkovic-Savic more difficult to keep this window'

2019-07-18T15:15:21Z

Lazio president Claudio Lotito insists it will be harder to keep star player Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the current transfer window.

Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are said to have enquired about the availability of the 24-year-old, who occupies a role as a box-to-box player and a creative outlet for his side. 

Reports have suggested that United have already seen a bid of €80 million (£72m/$90m) rejected by Lazio, with the Serie A side insisting on at least a €100m fee in order to part with their outstanding asset. 

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

‘Tottenham have to do Eriksen deal’

2019-07-18T15:00:00Z

Tottenham “have to tie Christian Eriksen down with a new contract”, says Danny Murphy, with it imperative that the Dane is not allowed to head towards free agency if no transfer is made this summer.

The former Spurs midfielder has also called on Mauricio Pochettino to snap up Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon.

Check out the full story here.

Arsenal's frustrating window could still end in success

2019-07-18T14:45:00Z

In three weeks, the transfer window will shut ahead of the start of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

That leaves Arsenal with just 21 days to add to their squad, which so far has seen just one new addition since the end of Unai Emery’s first campaign in charge.

There is, however, still hope for the Gunners as they continue to chase down deals for the likes of Kieran Tierney, William Saliba and Dani Ceballos.

Here, Goal takes a look at how the summer could end.

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Palace want to take Jenkinson from Arsenal

2019-07-18T14:30:00Z

Crystal Palace want to sign Carl Jenkinson as a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, claims the Daily Star.

The 27-year-old full-back is down the pecking order at Arsenal and may be allowed to head for Selhurst Park and fill the boots of a youngster now on the books of Manchester United.

‘Dembele could edge Firmino out at Liverpool’

2019-07-18T14:15:00Z

Ousmane Dembele would be a “fantastic signing for Liverpool”, says Danny Murphy, with the Barcelona winger considered to be a better option for the Reds than Philippe Coutinho.

The former Reds midfielder told bwin: “There’s always room for a creative player, but Liverpool should be looking at a player like Ousmane Dembele or [Wilfried] Zaha, not Coutinho.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Bale offered hope at Real Madrid

2019-07-18T14:10:00Z

Real Madrid president Florentio Perez has requested that Zinedine Zidane start using Gareth Bale again, according to The Independent.

The Blancos have failed to find a buyer for the Wales international and those at the top of the club now want him to be reintroduced into the fold.

Arsenal eager to do business

2019-07-18T14:00:00Z

Milan to step up bid for Demiral

2019-07-18T13:45:00Z

AC Milan have made Juventus defender Merih Demiral a top target, claims Calciomercato.

The Bianconeri have only just acquired the 21-year-old Turkey international from Sassuolo but, having further bolstered their ranks with the signing of Matthijs de Ligt, may be tempted to move him straight on if a suitable offer is tabled.

Saiz leaves Leeds

2019-07-18T13:32:33Z

Longstaff part of Newcastle's plans

2019-07-18T13:30:00Z

Newcastle have no intention of parting with Sean Longstaff amid talk of interest from Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, but he is considered to be a key figure in the future plans of new Magpies boss Steve Bruce.

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Ex-Man Utd & Burnley goalkeeper on the move

2019-07-18T13:27:06Z

Blades closing in on Mousset

2019-07-18T13:15:00Z

Sheffield United have seen a £9.5 million ($12m) bid accepted by Bournemouth for Lys Mousset, claims Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old French forward is set to leave Dean Court after three years with the Cherries.

 

United in shock bid for Aubameyang?

2019-07-18T13:00:11Z

Manchester United have already tabled a bid for Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Italian site FCInternews.it.

The report suggests that the Gunners are trying to resist any attempts from their rivals to sign the player, but United have made an offer in the region of £62 million.

It would seem that the Old Trafford club would have to complete a deal with Inter Milan for want-away striker Romelu Lukaku before shelling out such a high fee for his eventual replacement. 

Atletico sign Hermoso

2019-07-18T12:45:16Z

Atletico Madrid have signed defender Mario Hermoso from RCD Espanyol for €29 million.

The 24-year-old bgan his career in the Real Madrid youth sector, but made the move to the Catalan club in 2017, making 59 appearances in all competitions.

It's thought that Atleti paid under the player's €40 million release clause, as Espanyol feared he could have left for nothing when his contract with them expired at the end of the forthcoming campaign. Hermoso has now signed a five-year deal with Los Rojiblancos. 

Read more on this story on Goal!

Inter to offer £41 million deal to Lukaku

2019-07-18T12:30:06Z

The Nerazzurri are said to be offering the fee over a five-year deal

Inter Milan will offer Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku a £41 million contract over five years in an attempt to lure him to San Siro, reports Sky Sports.

It was suggested that the Belgian's absence from United's pre-season friendly with Leeds was the start of his departure from Old Trafford, however the two clubs are still said to be at an impasse over the fee. 

While the Nerazzurri have indicated they will pay £63 million including add-ons, the Manchester club are reportedly holding out for in excess of £79 million.

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Ex-Leicester defender Simpson given Celtic trial

2019-07-18T12:15:48Z

Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has been offered a trial at Celtic, according to The Scottish Sun.

The 32-year-old, who has a Premier League winners medal, is expected to arrive with the Hoops next week. 

Simpson, a Manchester United youth product, made 132 appearances during a five-year spell with the Foxes, however was not offered a new deal and was allowed to leave as a free agent this summer. 

Lille want former Arsenal youngster Reine-Adelaide

2019-07-18T12:00:00Z

Angers midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide is wanted by fellow Ligue 1 side Lille, according to OuestFrance.fr.

LOSC are said to have made an official bid for the former Arsenal midfielder, but the figure suggested is too low.

His current side are looking for at least €20 million, not including any additional bonus payments, whereas their French counterparts are said to have made a bid of €15 million.

Klopp 'happy' with current Liverpool squad

2019-07-18T11:45:17Z

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has calmed talk of big-money moves in the current transfer window after he admitted he was 'happy' with the current side.

"It will not be the biggest transfer window of LFC; we invested a lot in the team in the last two years, I would say," the German admitted to Liverpoolfc.com."We cannot spend every year in the same manner."

The only signing made so far by last season's Champions League winners has been 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp Van Den Berg.

Lampard to decide on Willian

2019-07-18T11:30:28Z

New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will have the final say on whether or now Willian remains with the club, according to the Express

Barcelona are said to be interested in the winger and are reportedly weighing up a £30 million bid.

The Brazilian is yet to join up with the rest of the squad after his involvement in the Copa America, but the coach is expected to make a final decision on whether he will be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge once the player arrives for pre-season.

De Ligt reveals reason for Juventus choice

2019-07-18T11:15:36Z

Matthijs de Ligt has opened up about his decision to join Serie A champions Juventus in the face of a number of offers from top European clubs.

The former Ajax defender was officially announced by the Bianconeri on Thursday morning, and he has revealed his long-time love affair with Italian defending.

Read more of this story on Goal.com.

Fekir key to Spurs move for Lo Celso

2019-07-18T11:00:10Z

Tottenham have been handed a bonus in their pursuit of Real Betis midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso as the La Liga outfit move closer to the signing of Nabil Fekir, reports the Express

The Lyon captain was extremely close to joining Liverpool last summer, before a move collapsed due to concerns over his right knee.

If Betis can capture his signature, it will give the green light to Spurs to go for long-term target Lo Celso, with an agreement said to be in place that the Argentine can leave the club should his £67 million valuation be met.

Birmingham City sign Dan Crowley from Willem II

2019-07-18T10:45:02Z

Birmingham City have officially completed the signing of Dan Crowley from Dutch top flight side Willem II for a fee reported to be in the region of £750,000.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was born in Coventry and spent time in both the Aston Villa and Arsenal youth sectors. 

He made a total of 50 Eredivisie apperances, scoring seven goals, before making the permanent move back to England where he has penned a two-year deal with an option for a third.

Coutinho could be key to Neymar Barca move

2019-07-18T10:30:15Z

The addition of Philippe Coutinho in a potential return to Barcelona for Neymar could be key to the deal going ahead, reports Sport.es.

While the PSG forward has made it clear that he wants to leave the club, the finances of the transfer will be complicated as the Ligue 1 side paid an astronomical €222 million fee.

The Spanish sports newspaper insists that the inclusion of the former Liverpool man as part-payment would reduce the cash part of the agreement to around €70 million, a much more reasonable fee for both parties. 

Everton on alert as Portuguese starlet Leao demands move

2019-07-18T10:07:19Z

Everton have been handed some good news in their pursuit of Lille forward Rafael Leao as L'Equipe reports that the youngster has demanded to leave.

The 20-year-old, nicknamed the Portuguese Mbappe, has attracted the interest of clubs in England, Italy and Spain after he left Sporting CP last summer.

Everton are said to have already made a £29 million bid plus 10% sell-on fee for the player, and are also joined in their interest by Aston Villa.  

Lukaku asking price too high for Inter

2019-07-18T10:00:00Z

Inter will not be signing Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku for €83 million (£75m/$93m), claims Gazzetta dello Sport, with that figure too high for the Serie A outfit.

Those at San Siro are hoping a compromise can be reached with the Red Devils for a Belgian forward, but are considering alternative options such as Paris Saint-Germain frontman Edinson Cavani.

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Liverpool urged to launch Sessegnon raid

2019-07-18T09:45:00Z

Liverpool should be looking to lure Ryan Sessegnon away from Fulham, says Steve Nicol, with the versatile teenager considered to be an ideal back-up option to Andy Robertson at left-back.

The Reds are in the market for another proven performer in that area of the field after seeing Alberto Moreno leave Anfield.

Here is what a former Liverpool defender has had to say.

Bayern considering €25m move for Mendez

2019-07-18T09:30:00Z

Bayern Munich are mulling over a €25 million (£23m/$28m) move for Celta Vigo winger Brais Mendez, reports Kicker.

The Bundesliga champions are in the market for reinforcements on the flanks after seeing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery leave the club.

Austin wanted by Newcastle

2019-07-18T09:15:00Z

Southampton striker Charlie Austin is a target for Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, claims the Daily Star.

The Magpies are closing in on a deal for Joelinton, but want to bring in another frontman to help counter the departures of Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon.

Who has done the best business?

2019-07-18T09:00:00Z

‘Wenger would help Arsenal land top talent’

2019-07-18T08:45:00Z

Arsene Wenger’s presence at Arsenal could help the club to attract top transfer targets, says Charlie Nicholas, with the Gunners urged to consider bringing an iconic former boss back to the club.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “If Arsene Wenger sits in a room with these different players that we are trying to attract, if he’s sitting in a room representing Arsenal Football Club, I think we’d get more of a say and more of a feel that they can generally attract these players.”

Read the full story on Goal!

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Milan considering move for Zaracho

2019-07-18T08:30:00Z

AC Milan are considering a move for Racing midfielder Matias Zaracho, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Discussions have already been held between Italian and Argentine outfits regarding a player valued at around €20 million. (£18m/$22m).

 

Atletico now in pole position for James

2019-07-18T08:00:02Z

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez is looking more likely to join Atletico Madrid than Napoli, according to Serie A transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

The La Liga outfit are said to be offering to buy the player outright, which is much a much more favourable option for Real.

Meanwhile Napoli are looking to secure a deal based on a loan with an option to buy, which could cut them out of the running altogether. 

West Brom make approach for Spurs striker Janssen

2019-07-18T07:45:50Z

West Brom have enquired about the availability of Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, according to Football Fan Cast

The 25-year-old arrived in North London in July 2016, but made just three substitute appearances last term and is said to be deemed as expendable.

That said, the report suggests that talks are at an early stage and Spurs would have to find an alternative backup for Harry Kane without any other options in the current squad. 

Icardi now open to Napoli move

2019-07-18T07:30:32Z

Inter Milan outcast Mauro Icardi is now open to a move to Napoli, according to Italian sports newspaper Il Corriere dello Sport

The San Siro outfit have made it public that their former Captain is no longer in their plans and has not even travelled with new boss Antonio Conte and the squad to their pre-season tour of Asia. 

After initially rejecting the idea of a move to Naples, the striker is said to have accepted his situation with his current club and is considering the move. 

Bayern eye Meier

2019-07-18T07:15:51Z

Bayern Munich are looking to bring in Hertha Berlin star Arne Maier, according to Munich-based newspaper TZ.

The Bundesliga giants are said to be looking to plug the gaps in their squad after significant departures this summer, as well as introduce some younger players into the fold. 

Maier, 20,  played a key role in Hertha's midfield last term and is said to be worth €35 million. Coach Niko Kovac is keen on the move and will look to convince the board at Bayern to make a bid. Manchester United and Arsenal are also mentioned in the report as showing interest in the youngster.

Juventus officially sign De Ligt

2019-07-18T07:00:02Z

Serie A champions Juventus have officially announced the signing of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax. 

The highly coveted 19-year-old has completed the deal which will tie him to the club until 2024 and will play alongside seasoned veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci in the heart of the Juve backline. 

The club revealed that the Bianconeri will pay €75 million to the Dutch outfit, payable over five years alongside additional costs of €10.5 million. 

 

Fiorentina showing interest in Llorente

2019-07-18T06:50:14Z

Fernando Llorente could be nearing a move to Fiorentina, according to Serie A transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio. 

The Viola have recently been taken over by US magnate Rocco Commisso, and are expected to have an increase in funds compared to their previous owners.

They could certainly benefit from the experience of the 34-year-old, who spent two years in the Italian top flight with Juventus and is now a free agent after his contract with Tottenham expired. 

Arsenal still chasing Zaha

2019-07-18T06:34:47Z

Arsenal are still keen on Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha, but are a long way off the valuation of £80 million, reports the Mirror

The Gunners are said to have already submitted a £40 million bid for the player, however Palace are looking for double that amount. 

Eagles boss Roy Hodgson insists Arsenal have come "nowhere near" the valuation for Zaha and that the player himself should understand the need for "market value" for his services. 

What's going on with Pogba?

2019-07-18T06:30:00Z

Filipe Luis to meet with Atletico as Flamengo waits

2019-07-18T05:05:33Z

Filipe Luis will hold a meeting with Atletico Madrid as Flamengo continue to wait on an answer the left-back, according to Globo Esporte. 

The 33-year-old is a free agent after his contract expired on June 30, but has maintained that he would give priority to Atletico should a deal for his return materialise.

Flamengo, meanwhile, are looking to take Luis back to his native Brazil after 15 seasons in Europe. 

Brighton make enquiry for Berge

2019-07-18T04:31:52Z

Brighton have made an enquiry over Genk midfielder Sander Berge, reports Sky Sports News.

The 21-year-old Norway international has impressed in Belgium and is now understood to desire a move to a bigger league. 

The Seagulls have yet to make an official offer for Berge, who joined Genk from Valerenga in 2017.

Agent of Depay & De Roon meets with Milan

2019-07-18T04:00:41Z

Kees Vos, the agent of Memphis Depay and Marten De Roon, met with Milan technical director Paolo Maldini on Wednesday, reports Calciomercato.

Milan are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season, and they discussed the two Dutch internationals in a meeting that lasted an hour.

Depay could be set to leave Lyon but Atalanta have made it clear that De Roon will be difficult to prise away. 

'Sane can be the new face of Bayern Munich' - Matthaus

2019-07-18T03:25:43Z

Lothar Matthaus has said Man City winger Leroy Sane can become the new face of Bayern Munich should he join the club. 

Sane's future at City is unclear after he fell out of favour in the second half of last season, and Bayern have confirmed their interest in the 23-year-old.

Read what Bayern legend Matthaus had to say about Sane right here

Austin trains with U23s as he looks to leave Southampton

2019-07-18T02:50:07Z

Southampton forward Charlie Austin has been told to train with the club's U23 team, according to Sky Sports News.

The 30-year-old is not part of the Saints' plans moving forward and the demotion has made it clear that Austin will need to find a new club.

Along with Austin, Mario Lemina and Jordy Clasie are also free to leave Southampton this summer.

Fiorentina chasing Tonali

2019-07-18T02:10:34Z

Fiorentina are hoping to sign Brescia ​teenager Sandro Tonali, according to Calciomercato.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been tracked by some of Europe's biggest sides, but the Viola are looking to make him the replacement for the outgoing Jordan Veretout.

Newly promoted Brescia will demand €35 million (£32m/$39m) for Tonali's services. 

Barcelona won't sell Malcom for less than €60m

2019-07-18T01:26:50Z

Barcelona will not allow Malcom to leave the club for less than €60 million (£54m/$67m), reports Marca.

The Brazilian's future at Camp Nou is in doubt after an indifferent first season with the club followed by the arrival of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico.

Everton and Tottenham are two of the clubs that have followed Malcom in recent months but so far, no offers have been made.

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Sheffield Wednesday consider legal action over Bruce

2019-07-18T00:50:39Z

Sheffield Wednesday are considering legal action over Newcastle's hiring of Steve Bruce as manager. 

Wednesday found out that Bruce had joined Newcastle via social media, and feel that the Magpies are guilty of improper conduct in their hiring of the manager.

"Regardless of the fact that the staff resigned from their positions with the club on Monday, there remains outstanding legal issues to be resolved between the club and the staff and Newcastle United," a club statement read. 

"The club is currently considering its position and taking the appropriate legal advice."

Tottenham eye Hysaj & Florenzi as Trippier replacements

2019-07-18T00:15:00Z

Tottenham are considering Elseid Hysaj and Alessandro Florenzi as replacements for Kieran Trippier, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

Trippier joined Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in a deal worth £20 million ($25m), leaving Spurs short at the right-back position.

Napoli's Hysaj and Roma's Florenzi are being targeted to fill Trippier's void, and both could be brought in should Spurs offload Serge Aurier.

Man Utd in advanced negotiations for Lyon teenager

2019-07-17T23:38:48Z

Manchester United are in advanced negotiations for 16-year-old Lyon midfielder Florent Da Silva, reports L'Equipe.

The creative midfielder has attracted attention from clubs all over Europe, with United prepared to offer him a professional deal at Old Trafford. 

Da Silva is still mulling over his future, though, and could choose to stay with Lyon in the hope of securing first-team minutes sooner than at United. 

Neymar's father to meet with Juventus

2019-07-17T22:57:49Z

The unsettled PSG star could be eyeing a move to Italy

Neymar Santos Sr., the father of Neymar, is set to meet with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici in Turin, Rai Sport's Paolo Paganini reports.

The subject of a transfer is said not to be a part of either party's agenda, with the PSG star's agent only seeking out information for the time being. 

Juventus, however, could feel the opportunity is there to make a move for the Brazilian, who is looking for a way out of PSG.

Bayern end pursuit of Hudson-Odoi

2019-07-17T22:43:07Z

Bayern Munich have given up their pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to the Independent.

Hudson-Odoi nearly moved to the Bundesliga champions in January, but Chelsea rejected his transfer request in the hopes of securing the 18-year-old's long-term future. 

It appears that the Blues are close to tying down Hudson-Odoi to a new deal, with Bayern now convinced the Blues will not sell under any circumstances.

Valencia take the lead in race for Fekir

2019-07-17T22:28:05Z

Valencia are in pole position to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir, claims Le10Sport

The 25-year-old appears set to leave Lyon this summer as his contract enters its final season, with Real Betis also highly interested in his services. 

But Valencia have entered negotiations for Fekir and an offer of up to €40 million (£36m/$45m) appears likely to follow.  

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From €100m Ronaldo to €70m De Ligt – Juventus are the new Galacticos

2019-07-17T22:12:39Z

Juventus have long been renowned for their budget signings, but the club are now seemingly committed to one major transfer per summer as well. 

From Cristiano Ronaldo last summer to Matthijs de Ligt this year, the Serie A champions have shown they aren't afraid to show their financial strength. 

Are Juve the new Galacticos? Read Mark Doyle's feature on Goal right here

Lukaku on his way out of Man Utd

2019-07-17T22:07:29Z

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku's exit from the club has already been set in motion, according to Sky Sports.

Lukaku was left out of the squad for Wedneday's friendly against Leeds, which is understood to be a step in the process that will see him depart Old Trafford.

Inter have been linked with a move for Lukaku, who might finally be united with Antonio Conte, a man he has referred to as the best coach in the world