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Brugge announce two new deals

2021-09-17T18:45:08Z

Club Brugge have announced new deals for Charles De Ketelaere and Noa Lang

De Ketelaere has extended his deal with the team until 2024

Lang, meanwhile, has committed himself to the club until 2025.

Roberto set to take paycut in new Barca deal

2021-09-17T18:00:07Z

Sergi Roberto will sign his new contract with Barcelona next week, reports Marca.

The deal will include a pay cut, similar to the ones taken by the club's other captains to help facilitate the summer signings.

Sergi Roberto was whistled at the Camp Nou during his last appearance for being the last to agree to that pay cut.

Weah heads to Sacramento on loan

2021-09-17T17:30:08Z

Minnesota United have loaned Patrick Weah to Sacramento Republic FC, the clubs announced.

The 17-year-old forward will spend the rest of the season on loan with the club after signing his first pro contract in March.

“Patrick is an exciting young talent that adds a different element to our attack,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant. “We look forward to welcoming him to the squad as we head down the final stretch of the season.”

Alves in talks with Flamengo

2021-09-17T17:00:58Z

Dani Alves has met with Flamengo over a potential move, reports Torcedores.

The 38-year-old is a free agent after leaving Sao Paulo over a wage dispute this week, but could be set for a quick return to the Brazilian top flight.

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Raiola claims Pogba could make Juventus return

2021-09-17T16:30:45Z

Mino Raiola has claimed his client Paul Pogba could make a sensational return to Juventus in the summer.

Pogba's contract with Manchester United is set to expire at the end of the season and the star midfielder has yet to agree terms on a new deal.

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Giovinco to make TFC return

2021-09-17T16:00:43Z

Beckham increases stake in Inter Miami

2021-09-17T15:30:44Z

Manchester United legend David Beckham has increased his stake in Inter Miami, with the former England captain saying he is "more committed than ever" to the MLS franchise.

Beckham is a co-owner of the Florida-based outfit but, along with Mas brothers Jorge and Jose, has taken on even greater control after finalising the buyout of Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son.

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Barca to hold Dembele discussions next week

2021-09-17T14:58:34Z

Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona are due to hold more contract extension talks with Ousmane Dembele next week.

The France international forward continues to run his current deal down towards free agency, but the Blaugrana are confident that a World Cup winner can be convinced to stay put.

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Man City haven't given up on Vlahovic

2021-09-17T14:35:27Z

Manchester City have not given up on a deal for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, reports Calciomercato.

The Blues looked at the Serbian over the summer, when being heavily linked with Harry Kane, could launch a raid on Serie A ranks in upcoming windows.

Real Madrid want Inter star Barella

2021-09-17T14:03:57Z

Real Madrid are considering a move for Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella, claims Fichajes.

The Blancos are prepared to prioritise the Italy international over Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

Barca ask Cruyff to replace Koeman

2021-09-17T13:33:47Z

Barcelona have, according to Sport, asked Jordi Cruyff to replace Ronald Koeman as the club's coach.

Another Dutchman - who is the son of club legend Johan - is, however, reluctant to fill a managerial post at this time.

Merlo signs new Inter deal

2021-09-17T13:00:04Z

Inter women have announced Beatrice Merlo has renewed her contract with the club, signing a new deal until 30 June 2024.

Celtic youngster Connell to go on loan

2021-09-17T12:29:34Z

Celtic youngster Luca Connell will join Scottish League One club Queen’s Park on a season-long loan deal, report the Daily Telegraph.

The 20-year-old joined Celtic from Bolton Wanderers in 2019 but is yet to make a senior appearance.

He spent time on loan at Queen's Park last season, and helped them earn promotion to the third tier of Scottish football.

Solskjaer 'frustrated with failure to sign Rice'

2021-09-17T12:00:07Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was angry and impatient with Manchester United's failure to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer, report the Independent.

Solskjaer is a huge admirer of the England international and viewed him as the perfect signing to solve Man Utd's issues in central midfield, however a deal could not be done.

Man Utd will come up against Rice on Sunday, when they face West Ham in the Premier League.

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Messi to Inter Miami? Higuain admits 'club wants it'

2021-09-17T11:29:44Z

Lionel Messi could end up making a move to Inter Miami says Gonzalo Higuain, with a current Argentine star in Florida admitting that David Beckham's ambitious MLS franchise want to sign the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Higuain told ESPN of the Messi rumours: "I don't want to get in trouble, I don't know about Leo in Miami. The club wants it, we'll see."

Liverpool youngster Jonas signs first professional deal

2021-09-17T10:59:54Z

Liverpool teenager Lee Jonas has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The 17-year-old defender signed for Liverpool from rivals Everton aged 12 and has come through the academy system, scoring on the opening game of the season for the U18s.

Jonas primarily plays centre back, but can also operate at full back or in defensive midfield.

Bellingham 'regularly speaks to Sancho about Man Utd transfer' (Independent)

2021-09-17T10:29:35Z

Dortmund midfielder in contact with former team mate as he ponders future options

Manchester United target Jude Bellingham regularly speaks to Jadon Sancho about life at Old Trafford, accoring to the Independent.

Bellingham came close to joining Man Utd in summer 2020 before eventually moving to Borussia Dortmund instead, however he remains a target at Old Trafford amid impressive performances for the Bundesliga club.

The report says Bellingham wants to know all about the culture at Man Utd as he ponders his future options, and is in regular contact with former Dortmund team mate Sancho, who moved to the Red Devils in the summer.

Barca making progress in Fati talks (Marca)

2021-09-17T10:00:01Z

Liga giants on course for much needed boost from 18-year-old

Barcelona are on track to seal a new contract for Ansu Fati, according to Marca.

The Spain international’s contract is set to expire next season, though Barcelona are understood to have the option of triggering an extension

Fati is arguably Barca's brightest prospect and recently inherited Lionel Messi's No 10, and the club are in positive discussions with his agent, Jorge Mendes, which should lead to a new deal.

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Arsenal keeper Hein signs new contract

2021-09-17T09:30:25Z

Teenage goalkeeper Karl Hein has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.

The 19-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for the Gunners, but was in their matchday squad six times for the Europa League last season and already has 10 senior international caps for Estonia.

Mbappe can be convinced to stay at PSG - Herrera

2021-09-17T09:00:01Z

Ander Herrera believes Kylian Mbappe can be convinced to sign a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain, with a summer transfer away from Parc des Princes never on the cards for the World Cup-winning forward.

Herrera told El Larguero when asked about the exit talk surrounding Mbappe and the chances of him staying put: "I had the intuition that he was going to stay. 

"What the club had always told us is that Mbappe was staying. I asked him two weeks before the market closed and he told me 'I am here'. Everything I saw in the press did not marry with what happened here.  What happens this season may affect Mbappe staying."

Salihamidzic should "think first and talk later"

2021-09-17T08:30:18Z

Michael Rummenigge, brother of Bayern Munich legend Karl-Heinz, has attacked Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. 

Salihamidzic criticised Marco Reus' early departure from the German national team due to injury before playing in Borussia Dortmund's first game after the international break, which led to a public exchange of blows with BVB sports director Michael Zorc .

"He [Salihamidzic] forgot a bit," Rummenigge told Sport1 podcast "Meine Bayern-Woche". "Thomas Muller also arrived and left injured and then played against Leipzig and Barcelona. He then compared that with Reus, but you can't compare apples with pears. First think, then speak!

"Maybe Hasan still has to prove himself a bit in the big football world. Zorc has been in the business for 20 years and is actually a quiet representative. When he says something, then that already has an effect. You saw that this week." 

Liverpool discussing new Keita contract

2021-09-17T07:56:56Z

Liverpool are, according to Calciomercato, discussing a new contract for Naby Keita.

The midfielder will see his current deal expire in 2023, but he could join a number of Anfield team-mates in committing to fresh terms.

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Juve & Milan plotting moves for Isco

2021-09-17T07:29:06Z

Juventus and AC Milan are prepared to offer Isco a way out of Real Madrid, reports Calciomercato.

The Spanish playmaker is growing increasingly frustrated with his lack of starts for the Blancos, meaning that a January move elsewhere could be on the cards.

Rudiger contract talks stall

2021-09-17T07:00:22Z

Contract talks between Antonio Rudiger and Chelsea have stalled, claims The Times.

Goal has already revealed that Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are closely monitoring a Germany international defender that could hit free agency next summer.

Real Madrid contacted David Luiz

2021-09-17T06:33:57Z

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti contacted David Luiz after seeing the Brazilian centre-half become a free agent, reports Globo.

The Blancos did not put a deal in place, though, and the former Chelsea and Arsenal star is now back in his homeland with Flamengo.

Why did Goretzka sign new Bayern deal?

2021-09-17T05:50:42Z

Melbourne make three W-League additions

2021-09-17T02:44:35Z

Alves completes Sao Paulo departure

2021-09-17T02:09:45Z

Juve consider Lacazette pursuit (Calciomercato)

2021-09-17T01:34:58Z

The Gunners' front man has played just 32 minutes this year and is an impending free agent

Juventus are considering a pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette in January, claims Calciomercato.

The Turin club could also choose to wait until he becomes a free agent in June, though following a slow start to the Serie A season, the organisation may want to strike earlier.

Ancelotti asked Luiz to join Real Madrid (Globo)

2021-09-16T22:55:00Z

The Brazilian player instead decided it was time to leave Europe

Carlo Ancelotti asked David Luiz to join him at Real Madrid before the centre-back instead chose Flamengo, writes Globo.

Luiz ultimately decided to return to his home country of Brazil in order to replicate his European success in a new continent.

Adeyemi's Bayern quotes labelled fabrication

2021-09-16T22:25:00Z

Quotes attributed to RB Salzburg phenom Karim Adeyemi by Marca have been labelled a fabrication by his club as well as Bild.

Adeyemi had been credited with saying he wished to one day rejoin Bayern Munich, but the quote is now in question.

Everton to make centre-back a January priority

2021-09-16T22:15:00Z

Everton manager Rafa Benitez will look to sign a star centre-back in the mid-season transfer window, according to Football Insider.

It was a relatively quiet summer for the Toffees, but Benitez is expected to be financially backed by ownership moving forwards.

Solskjaer: Lingard won't leave Man Utd

2021-09-16T22:00:00Z

Once cast out of the squad entirely, his manager has now fully backed him to be a long-term presence

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shut down claims that Jesse Lingard could soon leave the club, insisting the forward was an important part of his plans even after the additions of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lingard, who resurrected his career while on loan at West Ham last season, found the net last weekend in a 4-1 win over Newcastle.

“Jesse has come back into us after a great spell at West Ham," Solskjaer said. "He’s shown his qualities and is back in the England squad, he scored goals for England and we really want to see the best of Jesse this season. We support him and want to keep him here with us. He’s a red through and through.”