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Olsen nears Roma exit


Robin Olsen is set to end his stay at Roma after one season with a loan to Montpellier close, according to

The deal will include a €1.2m fee for this season and an additional €7m (£6.6m/$7.9m) purchase option for the goalkeeper.

The final details still need to be hammered out by Montpellier and Olsen's agent. 

Dybala could be sold as Juve trims CL squad - Sarri


Maurizio Sarri offered no assurances on the future of star attacker Paulo Dybala, saying he believes he can play in his system but also conceding he has to trim his squad ahead of the Champions League.

Dybala returned to Juventus' team for their International Champions Cup match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday, where the Bianconeri were defeated 2-1.

Sarri did move to downplay talk Dybala does not have a place in his team, but admitted he will need to leave out as many as six first-team players from his squad for Europe's premier club competition, suggesting they could well be sold as a result.

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Napoli give up on James


Napoli have given up on James Rodriguez and turned their sites toward Hirving Lozano, reports La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Real Madrid want a transfer fee, but Napoli prefer a loan with a purchase clause, leaving James in limbo as Atletico are no longer looking at a move.

Instead Napoli have turned to Lozano, who is younger and president Aurelio de Laurentiis believes a future profit can be made on.

Three clubs battle for Everton's Bolassie


Yannick Bolasie’s time at Everton could be coming to an end, as three sides compete for his signature with the Toffees looking to sell.

Celtic, Besiktas and Rennes are all chasing the 30-year-old, who has already turned down one option for a move.

Russian side CSKA Moscow had agreed a deal with Everton, but failed to reach an agreement with the player. They had proposed an initial loan deal with a £5 million ($6m) option to buy but Bolasie turned them down, not wanting to move to Russia.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Van de Beek is good enough for Real Madrid - De Jong


Barcelona new boy Frenkie de Jong believes Donny van de Beek is more than good enough to link up with Real Madrid, but would prefer not to see a former Ajax team-mate join him in Spain just yet.

Van de Beek is the latest Ajax star to have generated transfer talk, with the 22-year-old midfielder admitting to registering on the recruitment radar of those at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And De Jong, who made the move from Ajax to Barcelona this summer, is not surprised by the interest.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Neymar sale would allow PSG to chase Dybala


The sale of Neymar in the coming days would allow Paris Saint-Germain to chase Paulo Dybala and Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to

PSG are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona over an exit for the Brazil star.

And PSG sporting director Leonardo would look to use the funds raised by the sale to bring in the Juventus attacker and Milan goalkeeper.

Napoli prepared to pay Icardi €10m a season


Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is prepared to end Mauro Icardi's Inter limbo, says AS.

The executive will offer the Argentine striker a deal worth €10m (£9m/$11m) a year, provided he gives up his image rights.

Icardi was surplus to requirements under Antonio Conte even before Romelu Lukaku joined on Thursday.

Juventus are also interested in the striker's services, per the report.

Hodgson not considering January Zaha departure


Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson hasn't considered the chance Wilfried Zaha will leave Selhurst Park in the winter transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international winger handed in a transfer request on the day before the English transfer window shut, but the Eagles refused to sell him.

Chelsea have been linked with a January move, if they can get their transfer ban overturned.

"I don't worry about January, it's August for goodness sake," Hodgson told the press after Palace's goalless draw with Everton on Saturday.

New City signing destined for Valladolid loan


Pedro Porro is set to move away from Manchester City, just after joining the club on deadline day.

Mundo Deportivo says the 19-year-old, who signed from Girona on Thursday, will return to Spain and sign for Real Valladolid on a season-long loan deal.

Porro has met the head coach and sporting director at the club and the outlet says the move is imminent.

Solskjaer met with Tuanzebe to tell him to stay at United


Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe met with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who told him he should not leave the club on loan again.

21-year-old Tuanzebe starred for Aston Villa last season, and the arrival of Harry Maguire might have forced him down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The Mirror says that isn't the case though as Solskjaer and his player both see a path to the first team.

Rugani interested in Roma move


Juventus defender Daniele Rugani would be open to swapping Turin for Rome, says Forza Italian Football.

Potential moves to the Premier League fell through and with the English transfer window shut, Rugani must look elsewhere, as he is surplus to requirements with the Bianconeri.

Roma need to replace Kostas Manolas, who moved to Napoli earlier this summer, and are negotiating a loan deal with an option to buy, per the report.

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Zanka joins Fenerbahce


Denmark international defender Mathias Jorgensen, known as Zanka, has moved from Huddersfield Town to Fenerbahce, the Turkish club announced.

He'll sign a three year deal with an option for a further season.


‘Incredible’ Neymar would be welcomed back to Barca


Neymar is an “incredible” talent, says fellow countryman Neto, and would be welcomed back to Barcelona if a deal can be done.

There are a number of obstacles to be overcome in order for a deal to be done, but PSG have admitted that talks with one suitor are progressing when it comes to Neymar.

Leonardo has stopped short of revealing that Barca are the side leading the hunt, amid talk of rival interest from Real Madrid, but Neto would like to see the 27-year-old alongside him.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Everton target on Napoli radar


Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson has the eye of Napoli and Milan after failing to secure a move to the Premier League, reports le10sport.

Both Everton and Crystal Palace were interested in Sanson, but neither club made a formal offer before the close of the English transfer window.

The Serie A clubs will have to meet Marseille's demands, however, which stand at €35 million (£33m/$40m).

Perisic absent from Inter squad amid Bayern links


Ivan Perisic has not travelled as part of the Inter squad to face Valencia in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, amid rumours linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga champions have been looking to add a left winger to their squad throughout the summer following the departure of long-term servant Franck Ribery.

That player had looked set to be Manchester City’s Leroy Sane but following the news that the Germany international is set to be sidelined for up to seven months with knee ligament damage, Bayern are thought to have turned to Perisic.

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Sarri & Paratici to discuss Dybala future


Maurizio Sarri and Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici are set to discuss the future of Paulo Dybala, reports Tuttosport.

Juve want to move Dybala on, but moves to the Premier League failed due to a dispute over the Argentine's image rights.

This meeting also could clear up the futures of strikers Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain, who both have been rumored to be on their way out.

Neymar loan discussed by Real Madrid, PSG


Real Madrid have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over Neymar, though no concrete offer has been made, reports AS.

It was Madrid who were contacted by PSG, who are reluctant to sell to Barcelona and are willing to explore alternative options with Madrid.

Among those options includes a possible one-year loan with the Ligue 1 club hoping to sell him next year for more and Madrid enjoying less risk in taking him on.

Galatasaray want to avoid Falcao fee


Turkish club Galatasaray are hoping to secure the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao but do not want to pay a transfer fee, reports le10sport.

However, Monaco are hoping to recoup something for the Colombia striker, and Galatasaray officials are in Monaco to work out a deal.

Should the deal fall through, Falcao could end up in Major League Soccer in January. 

Neymar offered more money by Madrid


The deal pieced together by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for Neymar would see the Brazilian handed a salary increase, claims Sport.

The Brazilian is already on big money at Paris Saint-Germain, but the Blancos are looking to gain the upperhand in transfer talks over Clasico rivals Barcelona.

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Roma won't part with Dzeko


Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has no intention of selling Edin Dzeko, saying: "Dzeko will play tomorrow from the beginning, our game is about him. At the moment we are not considering its release, I count on him in view of the first championship."

He added on links to Inter striker Mauro Icardi: "He is a great player , but as I have always said, I speak exclusively of players who are now here with us."

Man Utd told to treat Pogba like Ronaldo


Paul Pogba continues to see his future at Manchester United called into question, and Ryan Giggs believes he knows how to bring the Frenchman back in line - kick him in training.

The Red Devils legend has said: “Cristiano Ronaldo said he wanted to go and then did an extra year. Whether that is going to happen or not I don't know.”

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Carroll aiming to turn back the clock after Newcastle return


Newcastle United's deadline day signing Andy Carroll says he wants to "pick up where he left off" after returning to his hometown club.

In an interview with the club's official website, the former Liverpool and West Ham striker describes the move was a "whirlwind" as he battles to overcome an injury that has plagued the 30-year-old for the past two seasons.

"When I left (Newcastle) eight-and-a-half years ago I was scoring goals, I was enjoying my football. It’s been a pretty tough time since then and I just want to get back to that.”

Charlton admit Duffy was a target


Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has admitted he was interested in landing Stoke City new boy Mark Duffy, who could make his Potters debut at The Valley on Saturday afternoon.

As reported by the Stoke Sentinel, City's new loan signing from Sheffield United was on Bowyer's radar this summer before this week's deadline.

"They’ve got some good individuals," said Bowyer. "Obviously Duffy’s just gone there from Sheffield United. A very good player, he’s someone that we were looking at."

New full-back needed at Juve as Pellegrini departs


Luca Pellegrini's hasty departure from Juventus will spark a fresh hunt for a new full-back at the Allianz Stadium, reports ​Tuttosport.

Despite only arriving in Turin this summer as part of the Leonardo Spinazzola deal, Pellegrini is set to join Cagliari before the end of the month, leaving Juve without cover for Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro.

Some of the names in the frame include Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri, Barcelona's Juan Miranda and Matteo Darmian of Manchester United.

Neymar missing from PSG squad as transfer talk intensifies


Paris Saint-Germain officials have confirmed that Neymar will play no part in the club's Ligue 1 clash with Nimes this weekend, amid intense speculation that the Brazilian is set to leave the French capital.

ESPNFC journalist Jonathan Johnson, who is based in Paris, disclosed the news via Twitter on Saturday as rumours continue to circulate that the 27-year-old could be on his way back to former club Barcelona.

Barca's deadly rivals Real Madrid are also said to be interested in landing the forward ahead of the new La Liga season.

Reports - Perisic completes loan move to Bayern Munich


Ivan Perisic's move from Inter to Bayern Munich has been completed, according to a leading Italian Sky Sport journailst.

Fabrizio Romano made the claim via Twitter on Satuday, claiming the 30-year-old Croatian midfielder will move to the Bundesliga champions for a loan fee of €5 million and an option to buy set at €20m.

Ferdinand: Best bit of West Ham business was keeping Rice and Diop


Former West Ham United and England centre-back Rio Ferdinand says the best bit of transfer business his former club carried out this summer was hanging on to Declan Rice and Issa Diop - despite an outlay of around £75 million.

Speaking to talkSPORT ahead of the Hammers' Premier League opener against Manchester City today, the ex-Manchester United defender said: "The fans have been up in arms over the last couple of years with the owners but they have put their money where their mouth is. And the biggest thing they have achieved this year is keeping hold of Declan Rice and Issa Diop.

“Me, Frank [Lampard], Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson … once there was a little bit of form or interest players just left this club before. Hopefully, this is the sign of the strength at the club now.”

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Liverpool set to offer short-term deal to veteran keeper


Liverpool could turn to veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to act as back-up in the wake of Alisson Becker's calf injury that could rule him out for up to six weeks.

A report in the Liverpool Echo suggets Reds boss Jurgen Klopp could ask 35-year-old Lonergan to sign a short-term deal in order to provide cover for Adrian, the club's second-choice stopper.

The former Leeds United and Fulham keeper is currently a free agent and has been in and around Liverpool's training set-up already this summer.

Alisson could be out for up to six weeks


Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will be out of action for up to four-to-six weeks with a calf injury, according to initial reports from the Daily Mail's Dominic King.

King posted the update to Twitter on Saturday morning following Alisson's innocuous-looking slip as he took a goal-kick during Liverpool's 4-1 win over Norwich City on Friday.

Inter set to swoop for Arturo Vidal


Inter are plotting a move to sign transfer-listed Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to Tuttosport.

The Nerazzurri came close to landing the Chilean international last summer before the move collapsed, but are hopeful of a more positive outcome this time around.

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Falcao reaches agreement with Galatasaray


Colombian forward Radamel Falcao has agreed terms with Turkish giants Galatasaray, with the deal set to be finalised once his current club Monaco secure an immediate replacement.

La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira took to Twitter this morning to break the news, with the 33-year-old set to pen a three-year deal worth €5 million a year plus bonuses.

Donnarumma transfer could spark Milan move for Keylor Navas


Milan have assembled a list of possible replacements for Gianluigi Donnarumma should the Italian goalkeeper make a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Serie A outfit are demanding a fee of around €50 million for the stopper, and one name on their list of potential successors is that of Real Madrid's Keylor Navas.

Balotelli stalls on Brazilian move


Free agent Mario Balotelli could be set to turn down a lucrative offer from Brazilian club Flamengo in order to stay in his native Italy.

According to a report from Gazzetta Dello Sportthe former Manchester City and Liverpool striker is being tempted to stay in his home country by the likes of Hellas Verona, Fiorentina and Brescia.

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Perisic ponders move to Bayern


Talks aimed at finding a solution to Ivan Perisic’s possible move from Inter to Bayern Munich are understood to be ongoing, reports Sky Sport Italia.

Following the delay in Leroy Sane’s potential switch to Bayern from Manchester City due to injury, Perisic has become a priority target for the Bundesliga champions. However, the finer details of the deal remain unclear.

A loan has been discussed between both parties, but that is not something that interests Perisic or his Italian employers.

Icardi set to leave Inter as Lukaku lands number nine


Inter striker Mauro Icardi is re-evaluating his future at the club following the arrival of new number nine Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the 26-year-old Argentinian is finally ready to accept that a move away from San Siro is inevitable, with Juventus, Napoli and Roma said to be interested in the former Sampdoria forward.

Icardi was recently stripped of the captaincy at Inter, and is said to be unsettled by Lukaku's big-money move from England.

Celtic move for £7m Brentford full-back


Scottish champions Celtic are set to offer a fee of around £7 million ($8.4m) for Brentford defender Rico Henry, reports the Daily Record.

However, Hoops boss Neil Lennon has admitted the club may need to sell some of their fringe squad players to make way for any new arrivals.

Roma eye Sanchez on season-long loan


Former Arsenal forward could be heading to the Italian capital

Roma have held preliminary talks with Manchester United with a view to signing Alexis Sanchez on a season-long loan, reports The Telegraph.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed his hand yesterday by handing the club's number nine shirt to Anthony Martial - a move that prompted further uncertainty over Sanchez's future at Old Trafford.

It is not known whether Sanchez would favour the move, while United would have to make up a significant proportion of the 30-year-old's £391,000-a-week wages.

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Neymar to Barcelona cost revealed with PSG open to summer transfer


Paris Saint-Germain have relaxed their transfer stance on Neymar, revealing to Barcelona what it will take to bring the Brazilian superstar to Camp Nou this summer.

After originally staying steadfast on their €222 million (£200m/$249m) valuation of the 27-year-old in initial talks with the Catalans, sources have told Goal that PSG would consider an offer for Neymar that includes Philippe Coutinho, Nelson Semedo and a cash payment of around €50m (£47m/$57m).

Coutinho has been deemed surplus to requirements by Barca since their acquisition of Antoine Griezmann.

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Lovren loan could suit Roma


Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could be on his way to Roma after his agent met with representatives of the Italian club to discuss a potential loan deal.

The Croatia international was not in Jurgen Klopp’s squad on Friday night for the Reds' Premier League opener with Norwich, and according to Tutto Mercato, the 30-year-old's agent has already spoken with Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi about the move.

Scholes: Eriksen would have made a big difference at Man Utd


Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says Christian Eriksen would have made a "big difference" at Old Trafford had his former club signed the Dane from Tottenham. 

A move for the 27-year-old failed to materialise despite widespread reports suggesting he was set to leave north London, with Real Madrid also mentioned as a potential destination.

"I was quite excited when Eriksen got mentioned," Scholes told BBC Radio 5 live, via the Daily Mail.

"He could have made a big difference to United in the way De Bruyne plays for City, creating chances and scoring goals."

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Van de Beek's Real Madrid move on hold


Ajax star Donny van de Beek's move to Real Madrid has been put on hold until next summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Dutch midfielder, 22, was expected to complete his transfer to the Bernebeu during the current transfer window, but Real are now said to be concentrating on moving players out of what has become a crowded dressing room. 

Wamangituka set for Schalke switch


Paris FC forward Silas Wamangituka is on the verge of an €8 million (£7.4m/$9m) move to Schalke, according to Le Parisien.

The Congolese teenager, who has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool, was missing from the Ligue 2 side's defeat to Rodez AF on Friday. 

The fee is said to have put off the likes of Lille, Nantes and Toulouse, who were all keen on the 19-year-old after he topped his club's goalscoring charts last season with 11.

Zaha told to expect backlash after transfer window disappointment


Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has been warned to expect a backlash from the club's supporters on Saturday after a summer of speculation saw him hand in a transfer request earlier this month, reports the Daily Star

The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Everton - ironically Palace's opponents for their Premier League opener at Selhurst Park this weekend - and Eagles boss Roy Hodgson says the club's supporters may not be in a fogiving mood after the switch failed to materialise.

“I hope they’ll be sympathetic to him," said Hodgson. "But whatever happens, Wilf will have to deal with that, just as he has had to deal with his disappointment over the last few days in the transfer window."

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Leicester will look for Maguire replacement in January


Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted he will "have a look" for a new centre-back in the January transfer window after failing to land a replacement for Harry Maguire, reports the Leicester Mercury.

The 26-year-old England man became the world's most expensive defender when he signed for Manchester United earlier this month, while Leicester were linked with the likes of Bournemouth's Nathan Ake and Burnley's James Tarkowski as his possible successors. 

"We’ve got four really, really good centre-backs, and we’ll work with them, and coach them, and the young guys will gain experience," says Rodgers. "We’ll assess it from there."

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Valverde speaks on Neymar


Ernesto Valverde was still unsure about what will happen with Neymar this summer, but didn't do much to stop rumours that Barcelona are looking at the PSG star. 

"We'll see what happens. The classic response is that he plays for another team and that's that," Valverde told a news conference. 

"All I know is that I'm the manager and I only think about the players I have. They are the ones I'll be using tomorrow. 

"As it stands, I don't know what is going to happen." 

Read the full story on Goal 

Silva explains Everton not signing a centre-back


Marco Silva has explained the struggles Everton had in signing another centre-back in the summer window. 

The Toffees enter the season with just three centre-backs on the first-team roster, and the manager says it was price that kept them out of landing a fourth. 

"It is really tough now to buy a player – everyone is asking millions and millions and millions,” Silva said in a press conference as his side prepare for a road trip to Crystal Palace. 

Read more from the Everton boss on Goal 

FC Dallas lands MLS veteran Alexander


Eric Alexander has returned to FC Dallas, the club announced on Friday. 

The 10-year MLS veteran made 39 appearances for Dallas in two previous seasons with the club, having been drafted by the Hoops in 2010. 


Impact defender lands new contract


The Montreal Impact have handed a new contract to defender Victor Cabrera. 

The new deal runs through 2020 with an option for the 2021 season as well. 

McGinn 'had a little chuckle' at Manchester United links


John McGinn may have been linked to Manchester United this summer, but the Aston Villa midfielder says he "had a little chuckle​" at the reports before getting back to work. 

McGinn landed a new five-year deal with Villa on Thursday ahead of the new season, and claims he was happy to continue his growth at his current club. 

"I had a little chuckle at it to be honest," McGinn told Sky Sports. "I'm sure a lot of people did.

"It is up to me to go and prove it is justified. At that point, my whole mindset was on Villa and being successful here."

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Kompany nearly moved to Chicago Fire


The Chicago Fire nearly signed former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany this summer, reports Yahoo Sports.

Kompany eventually decided to return to Anderlecht rather than move to the U.S. as he joined his former club as a player-manager.

But the Belgian was close enough to sealing a move to MLS that Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez and head coach Veljko Paunovic flew to Europe to meet with him.

Manchester United made €90m offer for Pepe


The Ivorian could have gone to Old Trafford rather than the Emirates

Manchester United made a €90 million (£85m/$102m) offer for Nicolas Pepe before his move to Arsenal, reports Le10Sport

United's offer was contingent upon them selling Romelu Lukaku but, as the Belgian's sale to Inter didn't come until the final day of the transfer window, they were unable to snatch Pepe from Lille before the Gunners did.

Atletico Madrid also made an offer larger than Arsenal's eventual bid of €80m (£72m/$89m) that landed them Pepe.

Balotelli closing in on move to Flamengo


Mario Balotelli has come to an agreement with Brazilian side Flamengo on a salary, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Balotelli, who is a free agent after leaving Marseille, now only needs to reach an agreement with Flamengo over his image rights.

The 28-year-old striker has spent the past three seasons in France, playing two and a half campaigns for Nice. 

Skrtel signs with Atalanta


Veteran defender Martin Skrtel has signed for Serie A side Atalanta.

Skrtel, 34, has spent the past three seasons with Fenerbahce after leaving Liverpool in 2016.

The Slovakian has been brought on for his experience ahead of Atalanta's first Champions League campaign this season.

Emery tells under-fire Mustafi he can leave Arsenal


Arsenal manager Unai Emery has told under-fire defender Shkodran Mustafi that he can leave the club.

Mustafi has come under heavy criticism for a series of high-profile errors, and his playing time looks likely to be reduced this season with Calum Chambers and now David Luiz in front of him.

Monaco have been rumoured to be interested in the 27-year-old German.

Read the full story on Goal


Atalanta and Cagliari chasing Pellegrini


Atalanta and Cagliari are both interested in a loan move for Juventus full-back Luca Pellegrini, Calciomercato reports. 

Pellegrini joined Juve this summer from Roma, but appears unlikely to receive much playing time with the Serie A champions this season.

The 20-year-old is believed to prefer a move to Atalanta, who have qualified for the Champions League for the first time this season.