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Ramsey 'very emotional' in Arsenal farewell

2019-05-05T21:37:00Z

Aaron Ramsey admitted he was "very emotional" to be leaving Arsenal for Juventus after 11 years with the Premier League club.

Ramsey waved goodbye to the Gunners fans following Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Brighton.

That result left Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four hanging by a thread, although they would qualify for the Champions League if they won the Europa League.

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Pjanic admits 'everything is possible' amid PSG links

2019-05-05T20:20:38Z

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has suggested he would be open to joining Paris Saint-Germain.

Pjanic, 29, has been linked with a move back to France, where he played with Metz and Lyon earlier in his career. 

The midfielder has said of PSG: "It's a club where all players are ready to go."

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Chelsea confirm Kylian Hazard will leave the club

2019-05-05T19:19:14Z

At least one Hazard is leaving Chelsea this summer, with the Blues confirming Kylian Hazard will join Cercle Brugge on a permanent deal.

Hazard has spent the season on loan with the Belgian side, having scored four goals in 21 games.

Hazard's older brother Eden has also been tipped to leave Chelsea, as rumours of a move to Real Madrid continue to swirl. 

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Sarri brushes off criticism from departing Cahill

2019-05-05T16:49:57Z

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri played down the significance of Gary Cahill's comments on Sunday following an extraordinary attack from the former Englanddefender. 

Cahill came off the bench in the 88th minute on Sunday in his probable farewell to the Stamford Bridge faithful, playing the final moments of his team's 3-0 defeat of Watford

It was his eighth appearance in all competitions during a frustrating 2018-19 season which has seen him relegated to the sidelines, while in the Premier League he has managed just two cameos off the bench. 

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Solskjaer needs to dismantle Man Utd, says Neville

2019-05-05T16:25:29Z

Gary Neville has torn into Manchester United after their 1-1 draw at Huddersfield on Sunday, saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must "dismantle" the squad to turn the situation around.

The Red Devils slipped up against bottom of the league and already relegated Huddersfield as an Isaac Mbenza goal in the second half cancelled out Scott McTominay's eighth-minute opener.

The result leaves United fifth in the Premier League and four points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot. With just one game left, the Red Devils will have to make do with Europa League football next term.

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Godin agrees to leave Atletico for Inter

2019-05-05T15:59:28Z

Diego Godin has agreed to join Inter on a three-year contract from Atletico Madrid this summer, Cadena COPE reports.

The Uruguayan centre-back's contract with Atletico expires at the end of the season and he is free to negotiate with other clubs.

He is set to pocket a bigger wage by moving to Serie A and is already looking for a house in Milan.

Saint-Maximin ready to leave Nice

2019-05-05T15:28:46Z

Nice star Allan Saint-Maximin has suggested he is ready to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer.

The 22-year-old attacker joined Nice in 2017 but has just over a year left on his contract with the club. AC Milan tried to snap the France Under 21 international up in January but were knocked back.

This summer, he may be more willing to join the San Siro outfit, telling Gazzetta TV: "I certainly feel ready to move up and go to a more prestigious team, but for now I still feel good in Nice. It's up to me to continue to have these performances, helping my team as much as possible and then we'll see at the end of the season. 

"Milan is definitely a great club. I had the opportunity to go to Milan in the market winter but did not go through. We will see how it goes this summer."

Chelsea, PSG & Atletico eye Nice star Atal

2019-05-05T14:43:23Z

Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are on the trail of Nice right-back Youcef Atal. 

The 22-year-old Algeria international has scored six goals in Ligue 1 this season and impressed against PSG in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

But that was not the first time he caught the capital club's attention, as they tried to lure him away in November, according to Le Parisien, while the English and Spanish giants are also eyeing him up.

Coach Patrick Vieira does not want to lose such a key player who has four years left on his contract.

Ribery confirms Bayern Munich departure

2019-05-05T14:01:09Z

Franck Ribery has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

The Bundesliga giants were already set to lose veteran winger Arjen Robben this summer, but now the other half of the 'Robbery' partnership will also depart.

"When I came to Bayern, it was a dream come true. It won't be easy to say goodbye, but we must never forget what we've achieved together," the French attacker said as he announced the end of his time in Munich.

"I won more than 20 trophies and, of course, I hope we can add another Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal at the end of this season. That would be great for me personally and my family and, of course, for the fans too."

Celtic deny plot to hire Jose Mourinho as coach

2019-05-05T13:07:10Z

Scottish club insist they have not approached ex-Man Utd boss

Celtic have denied reports they are trying to hire Jose Mourinho as their next coach.

Reports in Italy claimed the Scottish champions had already approached the Portuguese as they continue their search for a permanent replacement for Brendan Rodgers.

After Neil Lennon saw out their eighth consecutive Premiership title win after taking over as interim manager in February, the Glasgow side are looking to maintain their domestic dominance with a big name.

But Daily Record says officials at the club have already dismissed the idea they are trying to land the former Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss.

Pochettino to get transfer backing

2019-05-05T11:53:57Z

Mauricio Pochettino has been promised he can spend big at Tottenham this summer, as reported in the Sun.

Chairman Daniel Levy will give his frustrated manager a massive transfer budget to take the club to the next level.

Pochettino said: “We need to rebuild, it is going to be painful. Everyone says Tottenham have an amazing house but if you want a lovely house maybe you need better furniture."

United to be offered Navas

2019-05-05T11:17:30Z

Manchester United will be offered the chance to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, potentially smoothing the way for David De Gea to move to the Bernabeu, according to the Telegraph.

The 32-year-old Costa Rican has lost his place in the Real goal to Thibaut Cortois this season and his transfer could ease the gears of a move for the Spain number one.

United have also been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Slovenia international Jan Oblak. 

Gerrad threatens to move flops out of Ibrox

2019-05-05T10:53:10Z

Steven Gerrard has warned his underperforming Rangers players they'll be moved on from Ibrox after turning in less than impressive performances this season, as reported by the Sun.

Kyle Lafferty, Borna Barisic and Eros Grezda are all facing the prospect of leaving Ibrox this summer as the manager looks to strengthen his squad in order to challenge Celtic.

Wenger agent contacts Newcastle

2019-05-05T10:07:08Z

An agent with connections to Arsene Wenger has contacted Newcastle United to ask whether they would be interested in the ex-Arsenal boss, according to a report in the Chronicle. 

Current manager Rafael Benitez's future continues to be shrouded in uncertainty, with neither the club nor the manager seemingly convinced that their relationship will sustain beyond the end of the current campaign.

Wenger hasn't worked since leaving his 22-year tenure at Arsenal last June.

Premier League trio eyeing Gers' Tavernier

2019-05-05T09:28:53Z

Premier League trio Brighton, Southampton and Burnley are all weighing up possible moves for Rangers skipper James Tavernier, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The defender is valued at £8 million by the Glasgow outfit and has attracted attention south of the border after a fine season for the Gers. 

Real Madrid preparing Kante bid

2019-05-05T08:49:49Z

Real Madrid are considering a bid for Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, with the European champions reportedly compiling a dossier on the France World Cup winner, according to the Express. 

Zinedine Zidane is eager to lure Kante's teammates Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu as well as Manchester United's Paul Pogba, but could turn to Kante if a deal for the Old Trafford star can't be reached. 

The former Leicester player has been played out of position this term by boss Maurizio Sarri, who has preferred to use Jorginho at the base of his midfield.

Gerrard looking at Rennes defender

2019-05-05T08:00:08Z

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has travelled to France to cast an eye over Rennes defender Mexer as he weighs up a summer move for the 30-year-old Mozambique international, as reported in the Sun.

The experienced 30-year-old, who played under former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha at Nacional, is also wanted by Nantes.

Gerrard is looking to reinforce his squad as he plots an assault on the dominance of Celtic, who wrapped up an eighth consecutive league title on Saturday.

Grealish could leave if Villa fail to win promotion

2019-05-05T07:27:34Z

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has a £60m buy-out clause in his contract, as reported in the Daily Mirror.

The 23-year-old England under-21 international has suggested he could see his future away from Villa Park if the club fail to win promotion from the Championship this season. 

Villa are set to enter the play-offs off the back of a club-record run of 10 straight victories.

Premier League duo after Butland

2019-05-05T06:26:33Z

Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland is a target for Bournemouth and Watford in the close season, according to the Mail on Sunday

The 26-year-old is reportedly desperate for a return to the Premier League following the Potters' failure to secure promotion to the top flight following relegation.

Manchester United want Norwich star Godfrey

2019-05-05T05:05:36Z

Norwich star Ben Godfrey has been recommended to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand and, according to The Sun, the club are now interested in landing the 21-year-old centre-back. 

Godfrey is not pushing for a move but did have a fine season with Norwich and would find turning Manchester United down very difficult. 

Chelsea asked to honour agreement to let Hazard leave

2019-05-05T04:15:36Z

Eden Hazard's representatives have asked Chelsea to honour their word by letting the Belgian join Real Madrid this summer. 

The Sun claims the Premier League club promised the winger last summer that he would be allowed to leave after one more year, with both the player and his agents asking that the club now hold up their end of the deal. 

Benitez again calls for more ambition from Newcastle

2019-05-05T03:10:40Z

Rafa Benitez continues to call for Newcastle to show more ambition. 

Following a last-minute loss to Liverpool on Saturday, the Spanish boss said he was proud his side stayed up this season but that he wants to "compete for something more."

"We have to try to compete with the teams around us," he said. "At the moment it's not easy. I'm really proud and pleased that we've stayed up but I would like to compete for something more."

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Zidane to Pogba: It's now or never

2019-05-05T00:55:55Z

Midfielder told to make his decision now

Zinedine Zidane has told Paul Pogba his move to Real Madrid will happen this summer or never, according to The Sun

The midfielder has been linked with a move to Los Blancos this summer, with his departure also expected to spark a massive rebuild of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

Wolves plot ambitious summer window

2019-05-04T23:39:58Z

Wolves are preparing for an ambitious summer window where they hope to build a squad to challenge the Premier League's top teams, according to the Mirror. 

There is still a debate on how much to spend, especially since Europa League qualification is not yet official and manager Nuno is among those urging caution.

The plans do include a continuation of their reliance on Portuguese players, with AC Milan's Andre Silva among their top targets, as well as French midfielder Morgan Sanson, who plays for Marseille

Blackpool targeting Hart

2019-05-04T22:36:24Z

Championship side Blackpool are hoping to bring Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart to the club for next season, according to the Sun.

Hart, who lost his starting spot to Tom Heaton, is hoping for a summer exit but also does not want to suffer a drop in wages.

That would mean Blackpool would need a loan with Burnley paying part of his salary, but with the Premier League side wanting a permanent exit, talks could drag out.

 

Tottenham join chase for Van de Beek

2019-05-04T22:32:03Z

Ajax star Donny van de Beek has been identified as a potential replacement at Tottenham for Christian Eriksen, according to the Daily Mail.

Eriksen could depart for Real Madrid this summer, and Spurs are prepared to battle Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for the £45 million ($60m) Van de Beek's signature.

Spurs have previously enjoyed a good relationship with Ajax, having bought Eriksen, Jan Vertongen and Davison Sanchez from them. 

Napoli reach €40m deal for Lozano

2019-05-04T22:25:42Z

The Mexico star will sign a five-year deal with the Serie A giants

Napoli and PSV have agreed a €40 million (£34m/$45m) fee for the sale of Mexico star Hirving Lozano, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Lozano will receive a five-year contract from Napoli after the Serie A club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis, coach Carlo Ancelotti and agent Mino Raiola hashed out the details of the deal.

The winger, who is sidelined with a knee injury, is reportedly the target of multiple big clubs, including Manchester United.

De Gea given a week to decide Man United future

2019-05-04T22:19:58Z

Manchester United have given David de Gea a week to decide whether or not to accept their contract offer, according to the Sun.

With his contract to expire next summer, De Gea has delayed on signing a new deal and United want an answer before the end of the Premier League season a week from Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to pay De Gea £350,000-per-week in wages and are lurking to pounce if a deal is not agreed. 

 

Athletic Bilbao join Mata hunt

2019-05-04T22:10:19Z

Athletic Bilbao are the latest team to join the hunt to sign Manchester United's Juan Mata, with the La Liga side offering a two-year contract to the attacker according to the Mirror.

Mata has a one-year deal with an option for a second on the table from Man United but is uncertain he wants to sign with a potential youth movement coming. 

In addition to Bilbao, Valencia are interested in Mata as well as Brighton, now that the Premier League club are safe from relegation.