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Wolves close in on permanent deal for Patricio

2018-10-19T21:14:59Z

Wolves are closing in a permanent deal for goalkeeper Rui Patricio that would put an end to a transfer row dating back to the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Patricio walked away from Sporitng Lisbon this summer following a training ground attack and proceeded to join Wolves, prompting the Portuguese club to call for a breah of contract.

The two clubs are nearing a deal, though, 0for a reported £15million after Sporting initially wanted £50million.

Agent hits back at Hoeness over comments surrounding Bernat's Bayern exit

2018-10-19T20:31:41Z

Juan Bernat's agent hit back at Uli Hoeness following the Bayern Munci executive's recent comments surrounding Juan Bernat's exit.

Hoeness said that the club decided to sell Bernat following a poor Champions League performance against Sevilla, but the fullback's agent says that isn't quite how it happened.

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Atlanta seal Martinez transfer

2018-10-19T19:41:45Z

Atlanta United have sealed a $15 million move for River Plate playmaker Gonzalo 'Pity' Martinez, according to TNT Sports

Pity, who made his Argentina debut last month, has been marked as a potential replacement for Arsenal target Miguel Almiron. 

Atlanta, however, have so far refused to comment on rumours that their Paraguayan star is close to the exit.

Atletico Madrid back in for Cavani

2018-10-19T18:24:55Z

Spanish side confident of luring striker

Atletico Madrid are plotting a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Le10Sport reports.

The Spanish side tried to sign the Uruguayan during the close-season but their attempts were knocked back by the French side.

Atletico still have eyes on the 31-year-old, however, and are more confident of getting him when they return at the end of this season.

Chilwell to sign new Leicester deal

2018-10-19T17:47:41Z

Ben Chilwell is on the verge of signing a contract with Leicester City, The Telegraph claims.

Chilwell's current contract runs until 2021, but the highly-rated defender's recent rise in the England squad has convinced the Foxes to offer an improved deal.

The club are confident the 21-year-old will put his signature on a new contract by the end of the week, before they take on Arsenal on Monday.

'Madrid should sign Mbappe over Neymar'

2018-10-19T17:10:00Z

Real Madrid have been urged by former player Steve McManaman to favour a move for PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe over team-mate Neymar.

A huge Cristiano Ronaldo-shaped void has yet to be filled at the Santiago Bernabeu and the former winger feels that Mbappe's quality and young age makes him the perfect fit.

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Valverde open to Neymar return

2018-10-19T16:42:31Z

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has refused to rule out a return to Camp Nou for PSG ace Neymar.

While the Blaugrana boss admits that such a switch is unlikely, he said: “Anything can happen in football. We'll see.”

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Guardiola doubts Sancho return to City

2018-10-19T16:00:12Z

Pep Guardiola does not envisage Jadon Sancho returning to Manchester City, but conceded a move back to his old club could not be ruled out. 

The Blues boss said: “I don't know, in football you never say no, but I don't know. I think when he decided to move on from here it is because he doesn't want to be here.” 

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Sarri addresses Hazard & Morata rumours

2018-10-19T15:31:01Z

Maurizio Sarri has dismissed claims from former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon that Eden Hazard has been kept at Chelsea against his will, insisting he can win the Ballon d'Or if he stays at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues boss has also rubbished reports suggesting that he may be willing to part with Spain international striker Alvaro Morata during the January transfer window.

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PSG want Griezmann to replace Neymar

2018-10-19T15:03:57Z

Paris Saint-Germain are aware that Neymar could depart in the near future and have identified Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann as the man they want to replace the Brazilian, reports the Mirror.

The Ligue 1 champions are determined to ensure that one superstar is replaced with another and will have the required funds available to make that happen from any sale of their current record buy.

Barcelona deny Neymar return reports

2018-10-19T14:29:00Z

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner says no internal talks have taken place regarding the possibility of trying to re-sign Neymar.

Reports in Spain this week have suggested Barca are keen to bring the Paris Saint-Germain forward back to Camp Nou, 14 months after selling him to the Ligue 1 champions for a world record €222 million (£195m/$255m).

Here is what those in Catalunya have had to say about those rumours.

Man Utd & Tottenham yet to approach Ake

2018-10-19T14:16:37Z

Nathan Ake has sparked talk of interest from Manchester United and Tottenham, but Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists no approaches have been made. 

The Dutch defender has been linked with £40 million ($52m) moves to either Old Trafford or north London.

Here is what his manager has had to say on those rumours.

Christensen ready to force Chelsea exit

2018-10-19T13:43:26Z

Andreas Christensen’s father, Sten, has admitted that Chelsea have until Christmas to start using the promising centre-back on a regular basis or he will look for a move away from the club in January.

Christensen finds himself at Stamford Bridge after two successful seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach but is not prepared to consider another temporary switch away from the club, according to Sten, who also acts as his agent.

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'Pogba always welcome back at Juventus'

2018-10-19T13:09:03Z

Paul Pogba has been told that Juventus would “gladly welcome him back”, with Giorgio Chiellini happy to fuel transfer talk around the Manchester United midfielder. 

The Italy international defender told La Stampa: "He is special. He was kissed by mother nature with talent, like LeBron James or [Usain] Bolt."

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Icardi on Chelsea's wish list

2018-10-19T12:40:24Z

Chelsea's plan to land a new striker in the January transfer window has led them to Inter star Mauro Icardi, claims The Sun.

AC Milan’s Patrick Cutrone is considered to be another alternative to Alvaro Morata, who could be moved through the Stamford Bridge exits.

Barcelona plotting to bring in Remiro

2018-10-19T11:34:22Z

Barcelona have started to scour the market for a new goalkeeper, with Goal of the understanding that Alex Remiro of Athletic Club is a preferred option. 

The Camp Nou giants are bracing themselves for the expected departure of Jasper Cillessen and want to have suitable cover in place.

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Bayern back Kovac amid Wenger talk

2018-10-19T11:00:38Z

Bayern Munich officials have offered their support to under-fire coach Niko Kovac after seeing his future called into question and former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger linked with a role at the Allianz Arena. 

The Croat has been assured that he retains the full backing of his board after enduring a difficult start to his reign at the Bundesliga champions.

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'Any team would want Neymar'

2018-10-19T10:22:14Z

Lucas Vazquez has fuelled speculation linking Neymar with a big-money move to Real Madrid, with the Spanish forward admitting “any team would want him”. 

Ever since the Brazil international left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a record-breaking €222 million (£195m/$254m) deal, speculation has suggested that he is destined to return to Spain. 

Here's what a current star at the Santiago Bernabeu has said about the South American joining him on the Blancos' books.

Alexis frustrated with Mourinho tactics

2018-10-19T09:56:05Z

Alexis Sanchez is growing increasingly disillusioned with life at Manchester United, the Times reports.

The former Arsenal man is frustrated by Jose Mourinho's tactics and feels isolated after being pushed to the fringes of the team.

In particular, he wants more praise for the offensive aspects of his game.

Arsenal join Malcom hunt

2018-10-19T09:22:15Z

Inter & Spurs also keen

Arsenal are ready to join the chase for Barcelona attacker Malcom, according to Sport.

Although he only joined the club in the summer, he has been rarely used at Camp Nou and could be shipped out in January.

Inter and Tottenham are among the clubs whose eye has already been caught.

Barca value him at €50 million (£44m/$57m), despite having bought him for €40m in the summer.

Hazard plays down Chelsea move: I can finish with Chelsea

2018-10-19T08:24:04Z

Eden Hazard has said that he would have "no problems" retiring at Chelsea.

This comes as a blow to Real Madrid, who have been strongly linked with a move for the Belgium ace.

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Maguire drops Man Utd hint

2018-10-19T07:51:15Z

Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire has suggested that the door is still open for a move to Manchester United.

He was hotly linked with the Old Trafford side in the summer and said that if they were to return with a new bid, he would be keen to talk.

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Benzema would only leave Madrid for Man City or PSG

2018-10-19T07:19:28Z

Karim Benzema would only leave Real Madrid for Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, according to Mediapart.

The website claims to have a recording of a message sent by the forward to one of his employees, in which he states he would have turned down a move to AC Milan last summer.

Meanwhile, he has a "big heart" for City and PSG.

Firmino joins Barcelona short list

2018-10-19T06:53:00Z

Roberto Firmino has gone onto Barcelona's short list of attacking options, according to Mundo Deportivo.

With Luis Suarez to turn 32 in January, Barca want to bring some new blood to their forward line, with Nicolas Pepe of Lille and Krzysztof Piątek of Genoa other possibilities.

Firmino's relationship with Philippe Coutinho is a plus point in his favour, though.

Barcelona considering centre-back loan

2018-10-19T06:10:13Z

Barcelona may examine the loan market in January as they try to source new options at centre-back, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Ajax's Mathijjs de Ligt is their primary target but impossible to sign midway through the season.

As such, they will try to find a stop-gap option to carry them in the second half of the campaign if Samuel Umtiti needs an operation.

'Ambitious' Maguire wants Champions League

2018-10-19T05:07:40Z

England defender Harry Maguire is focused on Leicester City, but says he dreams of playing in the Champions League.

The 25-year-old said he is commited to helping the Foxes this season, but did leave the door open to a move in the future. 

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Peru's Flores confirms MLS interest in him

2018-10-19T04:20:35Z

Peruvian international Edison Flores confirmed that he had drawn interest from MLS, and left the door open to a future move to the league despite having signed with Liga MX's Morelia this season. 

“Some clubs showed interest and they are clubs that will still be there next year,” Flores told SBI. “MLS is growing a lot. It’s a very important league and there’s lots of Peruvians coming here.”

LA Galaxy turning to South America

2018-10-19T02:48:28Z

The LA Galaxy are turning to South America this offseason for both a new manager and a new star name, according to Marca

The report claims that Guillermo Barros Schelotto is being targeted as the club's new boss, and could bring Boca forward Dario Benedetto with him to MLS. 

Icardi: I want to stay at Inter

2018-10-19T00:17:57Z

Inter captain Mauro Icardi is happy to stay with the Serie A giants and is close to signing a new deal despite interest from elsewhere.

"I'm happy to stay here," Icardi, who's current deal expires in 2021, told Sky Italia.

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Agent begins Alexis exit talks with Man Utd

2018-10-18T22:47:18Z

Chile ace to depart Old Trafford

Just nine months after arriving at Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez's agent has started talks to free the midfielder from the Old Trafford side, the Daily Mail reports.

Alexis has struggled to earn game time, but his wages of around £450,000 per week could see suitors put off making a move.

Moreno set for Arsenal switch

2018-10-18T22:35:03Z

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno will join Arsenal, according to the Mirror.

Frozen out by Andy Robertson, the Spaniard's deal is up next summer and the Reds are resigned to losing him.

The Gunners will swoop next summer, when he can be picked up on a Bosman deal.

Icardi or Cutrone to replace Morata at Chelsea

2018-10-18T22:11:58Z

Blues take striker hunt to Milan

Chelsea are eyeing a January move for either Inter's Mauro Icardi or Milan's Patrick Cutrone, according to the Sun.

Head coach Maurizio Sarri wants to replace Alvaro Morata in attack and is set to raid Serie A in order to do so.

Icardi is the Blues' prefered option, but a £90m ($117m) asking price may prove too much.

Zinchenko wanted by Betis

2018-10-18T21:49:27Z

Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko is wanted by Betis, AS reports.

The Ukraine star has more caps than appearances for Pep Guardiola's side, who could be willing to part with him as a consequence, particularly as the Spanish side only want a loan until next summer.

Gallardo or Schelotto favourites for Argentina role

2018-10-18T21:08:56Z

Argentina's search for a coach appears no closer to drawing to an end, although Marcelo Gallardo and Guillermo Barros Schelotto are now favourites for the job, according to AS.

Former Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino could be another option, though he is being pursued by Mexico.

Wenger wants Real Madrid or Bayern Munich job

2018-10-18T20:57:02Z

Ex-Arsenal boss wants return to the big time

Arsene Wenger would ideally like to return to football at Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, Le Parisien reports.

He has numerous options open to him, with the US national team job or a similar role in China possible, while PSG are eyeing him in a director of football role.

Wenger, though, wants a head coach role at a big European club, with Bayern or Real the most viable. 

Karius set to be axed by Besiktas

2018-10-18T20:22:45Z

Loris Karius is set to be dropped by Besiktas, according to Fotomac.

The on-loan keeper had moved to Turkey to escape the spotlight but has made several high-profile mistakes since his move, including a dreadful error against Malmo in the Europa League.

Head coach Senol Gunes is concerned by the pressure his No.1 finds himself under.