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Lewandowski linked with MLS move

2019-04-16T21:38:47Z

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move to MLS by ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman. 

Speaking on the Extratime Radio podcast, Twellman has hinted that the Poland international may be eyeing a move to North America. 

Lewandowski, 30, currently has a contract with Bayern through the 2020-21 season.

Man Utd ready to pay €36m Manolas clause

2019-04-16T20:45:40Z

Manchester United are ready to pay a €36 million (£31m/$41m) release clause for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, reports Tuttomercatoweb.

United have turned toward the Greece international after deeming Inter defender Milan Skriniar to be too costly. 

The club are ready to offer Manolas a five-year contract worth €5m per season.

Impact acquire Browne on loan

2019-04-16T20:14:31Z

The Montreal Impact have landed midfielder Omar Browne on loan from C.A. Independiente de La Chorrera.

The MLS side will retain an option to purchase Browne from the Panamanian club.

Browne, 24, has spent his entire career in Panama’s first division, and has four caps with the Panama national team. 

Zidane tells Real Madrid to sell Bale

2019-04-16T19:45:42Z

The manager has apparently run out of patience with the Welsh star

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told the club's hierarchy to sell Gareth Bale, reports The Independent. 

With Madrid set to go on a buying spree this summer, Zidane wants to sell Bale to help fund some of Madrid's incoming transfers. 

Though he is aware the club will take a financial hit on a player who will turn 30 in the summer, Zidane is still ready to be rid of the Wales international.  

Spurs take the lead in race for Sessegnon

2019-04-16T19:14:36Z

Tottenham have the edge in the race for Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Sun. 

PSG and Manchester United are also interested in the 18-year-old, who appears set to leave Fulham following the club's relegation from the Premier League this season.

But Mauricio Pochettino's ability to work with youngsters is giving Spurs a leg up on their competition. 

Permanent Suarez deal unlikely

2019-04-16T18:45:18Z

Arsenal are unlikely to persue a permanent deal for loan midfielder Denis Suarez, report Football.London.

The Spaniard has yet to start for the Gunners since joining on loan from Barcelona in January.

Serie A side Napoli have also been linked with a summer move for the 25-year-old.

No offers for Perisic

2019-04-16T18:30:31Z

Ivan Perisic still wants to leave Inter this summer - but there have been no offers for the forward, report Calciomercato.

The Croatian forward handed in a transfer request in January but no move materialised, despite reported interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

Inter may be willing to let Perisic leave this summer but as of yet the Serie A club have yet to receive a formal offer beyond initial enquiries.

Ekuban agrees Trabzon deal

2019-04-16T18:00:11Z

Caleb Ekuban has agreed terms with Trabzonspor ahead of a permanent move from Leeds, according to Football Insider.

Ekuban joined the Turkish side on a season-long loan last summer with the option to make the move permanent.

Trabzonspor are keen to exercise that option, with the agreement of personal terms a major step towards agreeing a deal. 

Europe's elite eye Felix

2019-04-16T17:30:24Z

Some of Europe's biggest clubs are interested in signing Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix, report Marca.

Jorge Mendes has been appointed the 19-year-old's agent and looks set to negotiate a big-money move this summer.

Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City and Bayern Munich are just some of the clubs linked with a move for the forward. 

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Chelsea make Coutinho top priority

2019-04-16T16:53:17Z

Chelsea have made Philippe Coutinho their top priority for the summer, Le10Sport claims. 

The Barcelona star is unsettled after a year and a half at the Camp Nou, and the Blues are likely to do whatever it takes to sign him.

Chelsea are also interested in Lille's Nicolas Pepe, but will try to land Coutinho before any other options. 

City and Arsenal watching McNeil

2019-04-16T16:14:11Z

Manchester City and Arsenal are just two of the teams eyeing Burnley winger Dwight McNeil, according to the Daily Star. 

The 19-year-old has impressed with the Clarets this season, having only made his first Premier League start in August. 

Everton and Newcastle are also tracking McNeil, who has a contract at Turf Moor through 2023. 

Bayern favourites to land Conte

2019-04-16T15:46:15Z

Bayern Munich are the favourites to land Antonio Conte as their manager, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian has been out of work since leaving Chelsea at the end of last season, and is eager to make a return to management. 

Niko Kovac has failed to convince in his first season in charge at the Bundesliga champions, and could be replaced this summer. 

Cherries want Butland this summer

2019-04-16T14:15:57Z

Bournemouth are in the race to sign Stoke goalkeper Jack Butland.

That's according to Football Insider, who are reporting Eddie Howe's interested in bringing the England international to Vitality Stadium this summer.

A club scout is understood to have watched the goalkeeper against Rotherham at the weekend.

Real Madrid rule out Mane-Vinicius swap deal

2019-04-16T13:37:40Z

According to Spanish TV show El Chiringuito, Real Madrid have enquired about the possible signing of Sadio Mane.

And Liverpool's reponse? They asked for hot prospect Vinicius in return. 

However, Real appear to have also said 'No' to Liverpool regarding a potential Mane-Vinicius swap deal, so a potential move looks off for now...

Betis sign Lo Celso from PSG

2019-04-16T13:00:00Z

Real Betis have activated their option to buy Giovani Lo Celso from Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder will now remain at the Spanish club until 2023 having originally arrived from PSG on loan at the beginning of the current campaign.

He's scored 15 goals in 40 games so far this season.

Liverpool & Juventus could trigger Brandt clause

2019-04-16T12:24:19Z

Julian Brandt could be set to leave Bayer Leverkusen for just €25 million (£22m/$28m) this summer, Sport Bild says.

Liverpool and Juventus are at the front of the queue to sign the Germany international, while Real Madrid also hold an interest in him. 

The 22-year-old's contract runs until 2021 but it has a release that will allow him to go for the relatively small fee this year. 

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Umtiti to escape Barca after miserable season?

2019-04-16T11:57:07Z

In less than a year, Samuel Umtiti has gone from one of Barcelona's hottest prospects to being surplus to requirements.

The France defender has struggled with injury in recent months and coach Ernesto Valverde seems to have lost confidence in him, leaving him on the bench for recent key games.

As his terrible season nears its end, Barca could sell their €25 million (£21.6m/$28.3m) signing on for a big profit this summer.

Read Rik Sharma's feature here

PSG plan another bid for €25m Weigl

2019-04-16T11:32:43Z

Paris Saint-Germain are plotting another attempt to sign Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund this summer, France Football claims.

The French side tried to reunite him with former coach Thomas Tuchel last summer, but Dortmund would not let him go.

He has since fallen out of favour under Lucien Favre and PSG are considering another offer and it is claimed a €25 million bid (£22m/$28m) would be enough.

Gladbach extend Hofmann deal

2019-04-16T11:08:06Z

Borussia Monchengladbach have tied midfielder Jonas Hofmann to a new contract.

The 26-year-old has been a key player for Dieter Hecking's team and had just one year left to run on his deal.

But the Bundesliga outfit have added a few more years to his deal, extending it to 2023.

"Jonas has grown steadily into a top performer at Borussia in his nearly three and a half years, and has played a significant role in our outstanding season. We are happy that we are continuing on this path together," sporting director Max Eberl said.

Sarri replaces Conte as Roma's No.1 candidate

2019-04-16T10:31:29Z

Roma have turned to Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri as their favoured candidate to take the helm next season, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Giallorossi are eyeing a new manager to replace Claudio Ranieri at the end of the season and had initially set their sights on Antonio Conte.

But director Franco Baldini sees Sarri as an ideal appointment with the Italian under pressure at Stamford Bridge and has held talks with the ex-Napoli boss.

Dardai to leave Hertha Berlin

2019-04-16T10:01:11Z

Hertha Berlin manager Pai Dardai will step down at the end of the season after agreeing to leave the club.

Dardai has been in charge of the Bundesliga side for the last four and a half years, but he's now looking for a new challenge.

He told the club's website: "These were very intense and eventful years for me as head coach at Hertha BSC, and I am grateful for the opportunity I got here and very proud of what we have achieved together during this time.

"But sometimes it is that the time has come for a change, and I have always emphasized that I care about the best for Hertha BSC, because Hertha is and always will be my home. " 

Newcastle in for Fraser & Brooks

2019-04-16T09:30:48Z

That's according to the Daily Star, who are reporting Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen his side with the Bournemouth duo this summer.

Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey look likely to leave St.James’s Park this summer, with Newcastle looking to replace them immediately in the coming transfer window. 

Fraser has also linked with Arsenal lately, but it remains to be seen if the Scotland international will depart the south coast side in the near future.

Coutinho to remain at Barcelona this summer

2019-04-16T09:00:40Z

Philippe Coutinho will be a Barcelona player next season, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The former Liverpool man has struggled to settle in at Camp Nou since his switch last year, with reports linking him with a return to the Premier League.

However, according to the Barcelona president, that will not be the case.

"He is an excellent baller and he is playing better each time," Bartomeu said. "We consider him as a world class player and, without a doubt, he will continue at Barca."

 

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Carrasco to AC Milan? Maybe not anymore...

2019-04-16T08:29:25Z

Yannick Carrasco is on AC Milan's radar, but according to Calcio Mercato he isn't particuarly high up on their wishlist.

The Belgium international is currently playing his trade in the Chinese Super League, but is rumoured to be wanting to return to Europe.

One option has always been Milan, but according to reports the club are looking at other players right now, such as Richarlison and Gerard Deulofeu.

Bayern can't afford Mbappe - Hoeness

2019-04-16T07:59:33Z

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted he would love to sign Kylian Mbappe but admits his side cannot afford the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to pay a world record fee to sign the 20-year-old sensation who currently leads the Ligue 1 goal chart.

But Hoeness says no club could afford to buy Mbappe without getting into trouble.

"I would buy Mbappé immediately. The player is great. But we don't have the money necessary for that," Hoeness told Deutschen Presse-Agentur.

"It's not about whether Mbappe is worth the money. The question is: can anyone afford to spend this money without getting into financial trouble? 

Inter launch €60m Nicolas Pepe bid

2019-04-16T07:33:05Z

Arsenal, Bayern & PSG also in battle for Lille star

Inter have made a €60 million (£52m/$68m) offer to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille, France Football says.

The 23-year-old Lille star has attracted interest from many of Europe's top teams, with the likes of Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain eyeing him.

But Inter have made their first attempt to lure him away from France, but there will likely be a few more offers coming in.

Okazaki to leave Leicester as contract nears end

2019-04-16T06:58:44Z

Leicester City have decided not to renew Shinji Okazaki's contract before it expires at the end of the season, The Daily Mail says.

The Japan international joined four years ago from Mainz but has been used from the bench and limited to brief appearances this season.

Now 33, the forward wants to try his hand in another of Europe's top leagues and looks set to go to Italy or Spain.

Milan clubs in race to sign Thauvin from Marseille

2019-04-16T06:24:43Z

Florian Thauvin looks set to leave Marseille at the end of the season amid interest from Inter and AC MilanFrance Football says.

The 26-year-old winger is in talks with the French side over a summer departure and it looks like Italy will be his next destination.

Not only are the Milan clubs trying to lure him away, though, Napoli are also in the picture but they are prioritising other targets first.

Griezmann 'not on the table' for Barca

2019-04-16T04:58:01Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is not in the club's plans heading into this summer.

Griezmann has been linked with the club over the last several months, but Bartomeu says the focus is on other players, like Matthijs de Ligt.

Read what Bartomeu had to say on Goal!

Boca and River chase Pastore

2019-04-16T04:18:56Z

Boca Juniors and River Plate are chasing Javier Pastore, according to TNT Sports.

Pastore is set to leave Roma in the near future, and the midfielder would like to return to his native country.

Argentina's two biggest clubs are on high alert, although a Chinese offer also remains a possibility.

Zidane: Benzema is used to transfer rumours

2019-04-16T02:51:37Z

Zinedine Zidane praised the in-form Karim Benzema amid the consistent rumours linking the forward with a move.

Benzema scored Real Madrid's lone goal on Monday as his side fell to a disappointing draw with Leganes.

Read what Zidane had to say on Goal!

Arsenal interested in Neres

2019-04-16T02:41:00Z

Arsenal are seriously interested in David Neres, according to CalcioMercato.

One of the club's scout will be in attendence on Tuesday as Ajax take on Juventus in Champions League play.

Neres is expected to cost at least €35 million ($40 million) if he leaves Ajax this summer.

 

Navas hopes for Real Madrid stay

2019-04-16T00:17:18Z

Keylor Navas says he would like to stay at Real Madrid heading into next season.

Playing time was limited for the Costa Rican under Santiago Solari and Julen Lopetegui but, with Zinedine Zidane now in charge, Navas is hoping to stay.

Read what he had to say on Goal!

PSG interested in Coutinho as Man Utd move is ruled out

2019-04-15T22:20:43Z

Neymar is working to bring his international team-mate to Paris

Manchester United are out of the race for Philippe Coutinho as Paris Saint-Germain remain in the hunt, according to Sport.

Coutinho is not willing to go to Manchester United due to his loyalty to former club Liverpool, as he does not want to upset his supporters at Anfield.

Neymar, though, is working to bring his international team-mate to Paris, and the club has already made contact with the Barcelona star's agents to express interest.

Newcastle hope to finalize Benitez deal

2019-04-15T22:17:25Z

Newcatle are hoping to finalize a new deal for Rafael Benitez within the next two weeks, according to the Chronicle.

Both sides are keen on an extension as discussions have been ongoing for the last month or so.

As part of that, Benitez has requested to see a clearer process when it comes to recruiting new players and quicker decision making from within the club.

Pogba is not worthy of Real Madrid based on Barcelona & PSG performances

2019-04-15T22:10:31Z

Paul Pogba and Real Madrid remain linked, but his recent performances show he has a long way to go if he hopes to be the Spanish side's saviour.

Pogba's efforts in recent Champions League matches have left a lot to be desired, and that should be a warning sign for Real Madrid.

Read the full story on Goal!

Inter make offer for Pepe

2019-04-15T22:07:31Z

Inter are the first team to make an official approach for Nicolas Pepe, according to France Football.

Pepe has earned the attention of several big-name clubs heading into the summer given his performances with Lille.

And Inter are the first club to make an offer with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal and PSG also interested.

Okazaki eyes move to Spain or Italy

2019-04-15T22:04:37Z

Shinji Okazaki is looking to seal a move to Spain or Italy this summer when he can leave Leicester on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Japenese star has fallen down the pecking order this season having made just one Premier League start.

Okazaki, 33, could still re-sign with the club, but Brendan Rodgers is expected to look in a different direction this summer.