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Lampard explains Rudiger absence from Chelsea squad

2020-09-20T22:00:45Z

Frank Lampard has played down speculation linking Antonio Rudiger with a move away from the club, despite leaving the defender out of his squad for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.

The Germany international was a notable absentee from Lampard’s 23-man squad list for Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge, with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen named in the starting XI and Fikayo Tomori and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta among the substitutes.

With new signing Thiago Silva not yet match fit it was Rudiger who was the man to miss out, sparking speculation he could be on the brink of a transfer away from west London.

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Atletico in Torreira talks

2020-09-20T21:30:03Z

Atletico Madrid have opened talks with Arsenal over a deal for midfielder Lucas Torreira, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners are keen to offload the Uruguayan, who wants to leave the Emirates, before reviving moves for Atletico's Thomas Partey and Lyon's Houssem Aouar.

The London club would prefer a permanent move for Torreira, though Atletico want to sign the 24-year-old on loan with the option to buy.

Roma consider Jovic as Milik alternative

2020-09-20T21:00:29Z

Roma may make a move for Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic if their deal for Arkadiusz Milik collapses, according to Calciomercato.

Paulo Fonseca's side have been in talks with Napoli over a deal for Milik for several weeks but have yet to reach an agreement, a delay which is also holding up Edin Dzeko's proposed move from the capital to Juventus.

Should talks continue to stall then Jovic is seen as a viable alternative, with Real ready to sell the Serbian just a year after signing him for a reported €70 million (£62m/$79m) from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Fulham make Marlon bid

2020-09-20T20:30:39Z

Fulham have made a €15 million (£14m/$18m) bid for Sassuolo's Brazilian defender Marlon, according to Gianluca Di Marzo.

Cottagers boss Scott Parker is keen to bolster his defence after his side conceded seven goals in their opening two Premier League matches.

Barcelona had first refusal on the 25-year-old, who left the Nou Camp for Sassuolo in 2018, but opted not to match Fulham's bid, though they will be due a percentage of the fee.

Tottenham target Weghorst

2020-09-20T19:30:44Z

Tottenham are plotting a move for Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst, says Tubantia.

The Premier League side are looking to sign a new striker before the transfer window closes next month and see the Netherlands international as a suitable candidate.

Juventus won't sign Suarez - Paratici

2020-09-20T18:59:50Z

Juventus have ended their pursuit of Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed.

Juve looked set to land the Uruguay international and reached an agreement over a €10 million (£9m/$12m) per season contract and he subsequently travelled to Italy to sit a language exam in order to get a passport.

But the Bianconeri have now decided to put an end to their efforts and look for other options to strengthen their attack before they need to inform UEFA of their squad for the Champions League.

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AC Milan eye Anguissa as Bakayoko alternative

2020-09-20T18:42:02Z

AC Milan hope to bring Tiemoué Bakayoko back to Italy, but will turn their attention to Andre Zambo Anguissa, Calciomercato reports.

Bakayoko spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at San Siro before Chelsea loaned him to Monaco last season. The France international may be too expensive for the Serie A outfit, however, so the 24-year-old Fulham midfielder is the next in their list of targets.

Barca to choose between Dest and Emerson

2020-09-20T18:19:09Z

Barcelona will target Real Betis full-back Emerson if they fail to sign Sergino Dest from AjaxAS reports.

The Catalan side have an option to sign 21-year-old Emerson back from his two year-loan at Betis, but they have long had their eye on USA international Dest.

Bayern Munich are said to be the leading candidates to sign Dest, however, so Emerson could be back at Camp Nou by the time the transfer window closes.

Roma in talks with Allegri

2020-09-20T17:56:28Z

Massimiliano Allegri could be set to return to coaching, with the 53-year-old currently in talks with Roma.

Todofichajes reports the Serie A side are considering sacking Paulo Fonseca and see the former Juventus boss as an ideal candidate, though PSG are interested in him, too.

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Atalanta near agreement with Simakan

2020-09-20T17:30:56Z

Atalanta have offered a five-year contract to Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, L'Equipe reports.

The 20-year-old has attracted interest from a lot of top flight clubs but the Italian side hope to jump to the head of the queue.

Atalanta still have to reach an agreement with Strasbourg, however, and the French side are said to be demanding around €15 million (£14m/$18m).

Torino open Andersen talks with Lyon

2020-09-20T17:07:33Z

Torino have opened talks with Lyon over a possible deal for Joachim Andersen, Sky Sport reports.

The Serie A side are hoping an offer of €3 million to take him on loan with an option to buy will convince the French side to let the 24-year-old centre-back leave this month.

Man Utd target Alex Telles could leave Porto, admits Conceicao

2020-09-20T16:42:49Z

Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao has admitted that Manchester United target Alex Telles could leave the club. 

United have been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old, who has also been liked with a move to PSG and Chelsea.

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'I would love to stay longer' - Guardiola

2020-09-20T16:16:20Z

Pep Guardiola says he would “love to stay longer” at Manchester City but has not yet spoken to the club about a contract extension.

The manager has entered the final year of his contract as speculation grows over his future. 

But the Spaniard has said that he would like to stay beyond this season, his fifth with the club. 

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Ex-Man Utd youngster Morrison to join ADO Den Haag

2020-09-20T15:30:48Z

Ravel Morrison has reached an agreement with ADO Den Haag, Omroep West reports.

The former Manchester United and Lazio player will have a medical at the Dutch side on Monday before completing a move.

Mourinho addresses Alli to PSG links

2020-09-20T15:02:37Z

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has addressed rumours of Paris Saint-Germain-linked midfielder Dele Alli's impending exit, insisting "I'm not responsible for the market".

PSG have emerged as potential suitors for Alli and are reportedly eager to secure his services before the summer transfer window closes.

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Scotland defender McKenna leaving for England

2020-09-20T14:14:56Z

Aberdeen are set to lose defender Scott McKenna following an offer from England, BBC Sport reports.

The Premiership team confirmed a "significant offer" from an English side and he was left out of the squad for Sunday's match against Motherwell.

Wolves close to £35m Semedo signing

2020-09-20T13:48:12Z

Wolves are on the verge of signing Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a £35 million ($35m)  deal, according to The Guardian.

The Premier League side made a new bid for the full-back on Saturday and Barcelona have accepted it. The player will sign a five-year contract with Wolves.

The Catalan side are expected to make an approach for Ajax's Sergino Dest after Semedo's departure, but Bayern Munich are said to be leading the race to land him.

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Cagliari target Utrecht winger Kerk

2020-09-20T13:36:10Z

Cagliari are lining up an offer for Utrecht winger Gyrano Kerk, Sky Sport in Italy reports.

The 24-year-old has made 133 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring 33 goals in all competitions, and the Serie A side hope to land him before the transfer window closes.

Atalanta to open talks with Barca full-back Junior Firpo

2020-09-20T13:23:17Z

Junior Firpo's agent will travel to Italy next week to open talks with AtalantaTuttomercatoweb reports.

Inter and Fiorentina are reportedly interested in the 24-year-old, but the Bergamo outfit could be set to snap him up before the transfer window closes.

Vidal set for Inter medical

2020-09-20T12:59:46Z

Arturo Vidal will today travel to Milan ahead of a move from Barcelona to Inter for just €1 million (£900,000/$1.2m) plus bonuses.

The midfielder will complete a medical in Milan on Monday and could be confirmed as a player for Antonio Conte's side later that day, as he swaps La Liga for Serie A.

An agreement has been in place between the clubs for a few days and Vidal has been waiting to fly out to Italy, but issues with the contract took longer than expected to resolve. Now, however, the path has been cleared for the Chilean international to move to Inter on a two-year deal.

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Atletico yet to recieve any offers for Costa

2020-09-20T12:30:00Z

Atletico Madrid have yet to receive any offers for Diego Costa - according to AS.

The Spanish giants are eager to get the 31-year-old off their books so that they can finance potential moves for Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.

Costa have been linked with Milan and Fenerbahce, but no formal bids have been submitted for the Atletico forward, who has only scored 10 La Liga goals since returning to the club from Chelsea in 2017.

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PSG open transfer talks with Alli

2020-09-20T12:07:12Z

French champions target Spurs star

Paris Saint-Germain have opened transfer talks with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli - according to The Telegraph.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions are hoping to secure the England international's services before the current transfer window closes next month.

Alli has been left out of Tottenham's last two matchday squads, and Jose Mourinho confirmed that the 24-year-old is not suffering with any fitness issues before a clash with Southampton on Sunday.

PSV sign Zahavi from Guangzhou R&F

2020-09-20T11:59:45Z

'Premier League defences are going to be scared of Bale'

2020-09-20T11:29:41Z

Gareth Bale has "that wow factor" and will give Tottenham a massive boost, according to Danny Murphy, who says Premier League defences will be "scared" of the Real Madrid loanee.

Bale returned to Tottenham on a season-long loan on Saturday, seven years after leaving the club to join Spanish champions Madrid for a then-world record fee of £85 million ($110m).

The 31-year-old has enjoyed unprecedented success on the biggest stage at Santiago Bernabeu, winning two La Liga crowns and four Champions League titles, while recording over 100 goals for the Blancos across all competitions.

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Norwich loan McCallum to Coventry

2020-09-20T10:59:59Z

Juve interested in Atletico star Carrasco

2020-09-20T10:29:59Z

Juventus are interested in signing Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco - as Calcio Mercato reports.

The Bianconeri have approached the Spanish giants over a possible deal for the Belgian, who moved back to Wanda Metropolitano on a permanent deal earlier this summer.

Carrasco played for Atletico between 2015 and 2018 before joining Dalian Professional, but returned to the club on an initial loan deal back in January.

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West Ham close in on Monaco defender Sidibe

2020-09-20T09:59:28Z

West Ham are closing in on the signing of Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe - according to 90min.

Newcastle and Wolves are also interested in the 28-year-old, but the Hammers are well placed to win the race for his signature.

Sidibe spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Everton, featuring in 25 Premier League matches in total.

Lampard needs Mendy to resolve Chelsea's Kepa problem

2020-09-20T09:29:38Z

The new Premier League season has begun just as the last ended, with pundits and fans lining up to criticise the world's most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

However, Chelsea have now decided to address the growing concern over the Spaniard's shot-stopping, with the club set to complete a £22 million ($29m) deal for Edouard Mendy, who will compete with Kepa for a starting berth.

On current form, it won't take long for Mendy to establish himself as Frank Lampard's No.1.

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West Brom abandon Slimani pursuit

2020-09-20T08:59:46Z

West Brom have abandoned their pursuit of Leicester striker Islam Slimani - according to Sky Sports.

The Baggies had been in talks to sign the 32-year-old, but have now turned their attention to alternative targets after failing to broker a final deal.

Slimani, who still has one year left to run on his current deal at Leicester, spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Monaco, where he scored nine goals in 18 appearances.

Milan ready to offload Krunic

2020-09-20T08:00:00Z

Milan are ready to sanction the departure of Bosnian midfielder Rade Krunic - according to Calcio Mercato.

Freiburg have already submitted a €6 million opening for the 26-year-old, who has fallen down the squad pecking order at San Siro following the arrival of Sandro Tonali.

Milan originally asked for time to consider the German club's offer, but are now prepared to accelerate negotiations over Krunic's departure ahead of the new season. 

Tottenham eager to sign Lingard

2020-09-20T07:21:44Z

Spurs keen on Man Utd ace

Tottenham are eager to sign Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard - according to Daily Star.

Ex-Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with the 27-year-old at Spurs, who are plotting a £30 million ($39m) swoop for his services.

Lingard hasn't started a Premier League game since January, and was left out of United's squad for their opening fixture of the new season against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Lyon set sights on Rennes duo

2020-09-20T06:59:40Z

Lyon have set their sights on Rennes duo Hamari Traore and Brandon Soppy, according to L'Equipe.

Rudi Garcia wants to bring in another right-back after seeing Rafael, Pierre Kalulu and Kenny Tete leave Groupama Stadium earlier in the transfer window.

Lyon are hoping to add either Traore or Soppy to their ranks, with both men capable of providing extra competition for Leo Dubois in defence.

Valencia target Romero

2020-09-20T06:29:51Z

Valencia have identified Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a transfer target, according to The Mirror.

The Spanish giants have approached the Red Devils over a possible £6 million deal for the 33-year-old, who is eager to play regular first-team football.

Romero has been David de Gea's understudy throughout his time in Manchester, and fell further down the pecking order following Dean Henderson's return from a loan spell at Sheffield United earlier this summer.

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Barca target Aarons won't be sold by Norwich manager Farke

2020-09-20T03:00:37Z

Norwich manager Daniel Farke has declared he wouldn't sell right-back Max Aarons for £100 million (€109m/$129m). 

The 20-year-old has reportedly been attracting interest from Barcelona, who were linked with trying to sign the defender on loan this season. 

Aarons made 40 appearances in all competitions for Norwich during their last campaign and played the full 90 minutes on Saturday in a 2-2 draw with Preston in the Championship. 

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Man City close on Kounde deal

2020-09-20T02:00:08Z

Manchester City are set to sign Sevilla's Jules Kounde, according to AS

The defender, 21, is the subject of talks between the two clubs, who are likely to agree a fee worth around €50 million (£46m/$59m).

'I couldn't let Messi leave Barcelona'

2020-09-20T01:00:47Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared he could not allow Lionel Messi to leave the club and suggested congratulations were in order following the star's decision to stay put.

Messi handed in a shock transfer request last month but Barca refused to allow the Argentine to leave for free with a contractual dispute brewing. 

In an exclusive interview with Goal, Messi ultimately decided to stay at Camp Nou this season but did hit out at Bartomeu for breaking his work and not allowing him to leave as promised. 

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Oxlade-Chamberlain a target for Wolves

2020-09-20T00:00:04Z

Wolves could move for Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, reports the Mirror

The England international could struggle for playing time at Anfield following the Reds' recent transfer activity, and could move the other way following Diogo Jota's switch across the Premier League.

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Leeds plan Daniel James approach

2020-09-19T22:55:29Z

Leeds United are considering a fresh attempt to sign Manchester United winger Daniel James, according to the Sun

James, who almost moved to Elland Road at the start of 2019, has dropped down the pecking order at United and could be available on a loan move.

Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz

2020-09-19T22:45:20Z

Frank Lampard has revealed signing fellow Germany international Timo Werner helped him in his bid to sign the high-coveted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a £70 million ($89m) deal.

Chelsea sought the opinion of Werner, who came in from RB Leipzig through his £47.5m ($61m) release clause over two months earlier, which helped kickstart a summer transfer spend of around £200m ($252m) on five significant signings.

Indeed, having introduced Werner into the squad to train, Lampard had a player he could use to give him feedback on what would be a major deal for the club. After a long round of talks, Chelsea finally got their man and Lampard appreciated the input of his new striker.

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Man Utd looking to sell Romero

2020-09-19T22:35:09Z

Manchester United are hoping to sell back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero, claims the Sun

The Argentine reacted badly to being overlooked for the club's Europa League defeat to Sevilla and at 33 is keen to find a new club.

'Man Utd need a new centre-back more than Sancho'

2020-09-19T22:25:39Z

Gary Neville has warned Manchester United they need a new centre-back more than they need Jadon Sancho after a horror show in their opening Premier League game.

The former United captain said the current side stand no chance of winning the Premier League with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof at the heart of their defence.

His brutal verdict was delivered as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Barca banned from signing Wijnaldum

2020-09-19T22:15:35Z

La Liga salary rules preclude further transfers

Barcelona's hopes of landing stars like Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay are set to be quashed by La Liga, claims the Mirror

The club's financial woes mean they must sell before moving for the Netherlands pair or any other talent due to the league's salary restrictions.

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