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Pochettino: I may leave if Spurs complete CL 'miracle'

2019-05-07T22:05:13Z

Mauricio Pochettino has said he may leave Tottenham if the club pulls off a "miracle" by winning the Champions League.

Spurs are down 1-0 after the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Ajax, with the second leg in Amsterdam set for Wednesday. 

Read the full story on Goal

Mpoku refuses to join Revolution

2019-05-07T21:35:09Z

Standard Liege winger Paul-Jose Mpoku has refused to join the New England Revolution, reports Het Nieuwsblad.

The Revs saw a €4 million bid for the 27-year-old accepted but despite Liege's willingness to sell the player, he has not come to terms with the MLS side. 

With the MLS spring transfer window expiring on Tuesday, it appears the deal is off for the time being. 

Brighton leading chase for Chelsea's James

2019-05-07T21:00:22Z

Brighton are leading the reace to sign Chelsea right-back Reece James, according to The Sun. 

James was named to the Championship team of the year for his excellent displays while on loan with Wigan this season. 

Chelsea are prepared to sell the 19-year-old, and have already rejected an initial bid of £10 million ($13m) from Brighton.

FC Cincinnati fires Alan Koch

2019-05-07T20:35:04Z

FC Cincinnati has fired manager Alan Koch just 11 games into the club's expansion season. 

The club has posted a 2-7-2 record in its inaugural campaign in MLS, with the team scoreless over the course of a current five-game losing streak. 

Read the full story on Goal

Madrid could terminate Bale's contract

2019-05-07T20:05:31Z

Real Madrid are exploring several options for unwanted winger Gareth Bale, including terminating his contract, reports Marca

Zinedine Zidane is desperate to be rid of the Welshman, but his massive salary of €17 million (£15m/$19m) per year is making it difficult to find any suitors. 

Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Tottenham have been mentioned as possible destinations for Bale but thus far, Madrid have not received any offers. 

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Arsenal to appoint Edu as new technical director

2019-05-07T19:33:06Z

Arsenal have agreed a deal to name Edu the club's new technical director, Goal understands. 

Edu, 40, who played for the Gunners between 2001 and 2005, has been serving as the general co-ordinator for the Brazil national team. 

Read the full story on Goal. 

Chelsea set to decide on future of Mount and Tomori

2019-05-07T19:04:30Z

Chelsea are planning a meeting next week to decide the future of Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori, reports The Sun. 

Mount, 20, and Tomori, 21, starred on loan at Derby this season, with Tomori named the club's player of the season. 

Both players will return to Chelsea in the summer, and the Blues are set to decide whether they will feature in the first team in 2019-20 or head back out on loan. 

Sarri to be offered Roma job

2019-05-07T18:33:47Z

Roma have offered their managerial position to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, Goal understands. 

The Serie A side were turned down by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, and have turned their attention instead toward the club's current manager. 

Read the full story on Goal

Arsenal & Ajax watching Brazilian teen Antony

2019-05-07T18:05:13Z

Arsenal are monitoring Sao Paolo forward Antony, according to Yahoo! Esportes. 

The 19-year-old is on the radar of a host of European sides, including Ajax, Monaco, PSV and Lyon

Antony is believed to be available for around £21 million (€25m/$27m).

Izaguirre wants Celtic exit and MLS move

2019-05-07T17:40:00Z

Emilio Izaguirre has been offered a new one-year contract at Celtic but he wants to leave Parkhead and make a move to MLS, reports the Daily Record.

The Honduran full-back has spent nine years in Scotland and is looking to return closer to home at the age of 32.

He has said on his future: "Celtic have offered me another one-year deal on my contract. I hope something comes up in the MLS for me. That's the wish of me and my wife."

Real Madrid frustrated in Hazard pursuit

2019-05-07T17:20:00Z

Real Madrid have been left frustrated by the lack of progress over a deal for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, says the Evening Standard.

The Belgium international has long been linked with the exit door at Stamford Bridge and both clubs have reportedly been talking over a move for a month.

However, Los Blancos have not yet been able to move the Blues on the exchange, leaving them vexed.

Norwich starlets warned off Man Utd & Spurs

2019-05-07T17:00:00Z

Ben Godfrey and Max Aarons haven been urged to shun any interest shown from Manchester UnitedLiverpool and Tottenham, with Tim Krul telling them to prove a point in the Premier League with Norwich.

The Dutch goalkeeper has said: "We all know when the big money is going to be offered, heads are going to get turned. But if Manchester United come in at 19 or 20 years old, there is no point sitting on the bench."

Find out what else he has had to say here.

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FC Twente sack title-winning manager

2019-05-07T16:40:00Z

FC Twente have sacked their manager Marino Pusic only weeks after they lifted the Eerste Divisie crown, the club has confirmed.

The 47-year-old joined the Dutch side in 2015 and helped them secure a return to the top flight this season.

"The club and Marino are not on the same line regarding the football philosophy and its implementation," technical director Ted van Leeuwen said in a statement.

Lopetegui, Ten Hag in frame for Bayern

2019-05-07T16:20:00Z

Bayern Munich have narrowed their hunt for a new head coach down to former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui and Ajax's Erik ten Hag, says Marca.

The Bavarian giants sit four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with two games to go, but are still thought to want to offload current coach Niko Kovac following his debut season.

Lopetegui has been out of work since last year after he was given the boot by Los Blancos, who he took charge of from Zinedine Zidane, now back at the helm.

Man Utd lead Liverpool in James hunt

2019-05-07T16:00:00Z

Manchester United are leading arch-rivals Liverpool in the race for Swansea winger Daniel James, claims the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old Wales international has become a much sought-after talent and is expected to be the subject of £10 million ($13m) bids this summer.

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Aberdeen's Shinnie set for Derby switch

2019-05-07T15:40:00Z

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie is set to swap Scotland for a possible Premier League future after signing a pre-contract with Derby County, according to Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old, who won the Scottish Cup with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2015, looks set to link up with Frank Lampard's Rams, who are fighting for promotion from the Championship.

Countuy face Leeds United this weekend in the first leg of their play-off semi-final.

Man Utd scout Trabzonspor duo

2019-05-07T15:40:00Z

Trabzonspor chairman Ahmet Agaoglu has confirmed reports that Manchester United and Lille have sent scouts to watch Abdulkadir Omur and Yusuf Yazici.

The youngsters are claimed to be targets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford as the Norwegian plots to bring in young talents ahead of his first transfer window as permanent manager.

Here is what Agaoglu has had to say.

McTominay central to Solskjaer's plans

2019-05-07T15:20:00Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to build his new-look Manchester United side around Scott McTominay, claims The Mirror.

The Red Devils are expected to spend big over the summer, but will be ensuring that a central role is reserved for a Scotland international midfielder.

Man Utd to make fresh move for Maguire

2019-05-07T15:00:00Z

Red Devils back in for Leicester defender

Manchester United will look to include Leicester defender Harry Maguire in an elaborate £200 million ($261m) spend this summer, reports ESPN.

The Red Devils were keen on landing the England international last summer and intend to rekindle their interest 12 months on.

Mourinho to Celtic?

2019-05-07T14:40:00Z

Jose Mourinho’s links to Celtic have been laughed off by one of his former assists at Chelsea, with Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke not expecting to be joined in Scotland by the Portuguese.

Clarke has said: "I’m not sure Jose would come to Scotland. He’d probably be looking to go to a more high-profile European league."

Read the full story on Goal!

Kalas wants out of Chelsea

2019-05-07T14:20:00Z

Tomas Kalas is to seek a permanent move away from Chelsea in the next transfer window, according to football.london.

The Czech defender has been at Stamford Bridge since 2010 but spent much of his time on the Blues' books out on loan and is now ready to sever ties with the club.

Barcelona no closer to De Ligt deal

2019-05-07T14:00:00Z

A proposed move for Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax to Barcelona remains some way off, according to ESPN.

The Dutch defender has been tipped to follow current team-mate Frenkie de Jong to Camp Nou this summer, but no agreement has been reached for the in-demand centre-half.

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Up for grabs!

2019-05-07T13:40:00Z

Liverpool looking at Coventry starlet

2019-05-07T13:20:00Z

Liverpool have joined Merseyside rivals Everton in the chase for Coventry youngster Tom Bayliss, claims TEAMtalk.

Newcastle, Brighton, Middlesbrough and Leeds are all monitoring an exciting talent with a £3 million release clause.

'Kompany has to stay at Man City'

2019-05-07T13:00:00Z

Manchester City have to keep “man mountain” Vincent Kompany on their books, says Shaun Goater, with “the best captain the club could ever have wanted” proving his worth as his contract runs down.

As things stand, the experienced Belgian is due to drop into the free agent pool at the end of the season.

Here is what a Blues legend has had to say on the defender's future.

Gunners set to bring Edu back to Arsenal

2019-05-07T12:40:00Z

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu has agreed to return to the club as technical director, claims UOL.

The Gunners have been in the market for a successor to former transfer chief Sven Mislintat since February and now have a deal to bring a familiar face back to north London after this summer's Copa America.

 

Arsenal open Pepe talks

2019-05-07T12:20:00Z

Arsenal have opened talks to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille, according to France Football.

The winger has been linked with a move to north London for a number of months and the Gunners are keen to get a deal over the line.

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QPR set to name Warburton

2019-05-07T12:00:00Z

Mark Warburton will be named as the new QPR manager this week, according to the Evening Standard.

The former Brentford boss will return to west London, and current Rangers caretaker manager John Eustace will remain as Warburton's assistant. 

Arsenal plan mass clear out

2019-05-07T11:40:00Z

Arsenal are planning to move a number of first-team players on at the end of the season, Goal understands. 

The Gunners want to trim their wage bill after failing to qualify for the Champions League for a third consecutive campaign.

Stephan Lichtsteiner's contract will not be renewed, while the club will look to sell surplus squad players such as Mohamed Elneny and Carl Jenkinson. 

Read the full story here on Goal.

City interested in signing Felix

2019-05-07T11:00:00Z

Manchester City are interested in signing 19-year-old Benfica striker Joao Felix, according to Sky Sports.

The teenager became the youngest player ever to score a hat-trick in the Europa League when he netted three goals against Eintracht Frankfurt in Benfica's quarter-final first leg. 

Felix has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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‘Who’s in charge of signings at Man Utd?’ - Neville confused by Red Devils' transfer approach

2019-05-07T10:40:00Z

Gary Neville says he has no idea who is in charge of making signings at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks likely to lose Paul Pogba this summer, and the Old Trafford outfit have missed out on a number of high-profile transfer targets in recent windows. 

Read the full story here on Goal.

Hazard to hand in transfer request

2019-05-07T10:00:00Z

Chelsea star to force Real Madrid move

Eden Hazard is ready to hand in a transfer request and force through a move from Chelsea to Real Madrid, according to AS.

The Belgian forward has been linked with the Blancos for some time and wants to ensure that a deal is done in the next transfer window.

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Benfica to make move for Moreno

2019-05-07T09:30:00Z

Benfica are ready to snap up Alberto Moreno when he leaves Liverpool this summer, claims A Bola.

The Spanish left-back is being moved on by the Reds after not being offered a new contract and has been linked with a number of clubs, including Barcelona.

Mata wants Barcelona move

2019-05-07T09:00:00Z

Juan Mata is eager to link up with Barcelona as a free agent this summer, claims Spanish publication Sport.

The World Cup winner is approaching the end of his contract at Manchester United and has been linked with a surprise switch to Camp Nou.

Changes on the way at Man Utd

2019-05-07T08:30:00Z

Liverpool target teenage defender

2019-05-07T08:00:00Z

Liverpool are considering a move for Fulham's teenage defender Cody Drameh, according to the Daily Mail.

The 17-year-old has impressed in the youth ranks at Craven Cottage and has been scouted on several occasions by the Reds.

Spurs & Everton target Lo Celso

2019-05-07T07:30:00Z

Tottenham and Everton are considering bids for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, according to The Sun.

Lo Celso has only just made signed for the La Liga club on a permanent basis after spending the season on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, but they may look to cash in on the 23-year-old immediately. 

PSG's four untouchables who can't be sold

2019-05-07T06:45:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is adamant Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos and Marco Verratti should not be sold this summer, claim 10 Sport.

The Paris boss admitted the club must also recruit wisely so they can compete with their competition and look to end their long wait for a Champions League title. 

City close to Fernandes signing

2019-05-07T06:00:00Z

Manchester City are close to securing a deal to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon, claims Sky Sports.

The clubs are reportedly set to agree a fee of between £50 million and £60 million for the midfielder.

Fernandes is seen as a potential successor to 34-year-old Fernandinho, who has one year remaining on his contract. 

Newcastle & Norwich target to become free agent

2019-05-07T05:10:00Z

Yoann Barbet is set to leave Brentford when his contract expires this summer, per football.london.

The defender has been linked with a number of other English clubs, including Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa, although he says he is yet to decide his future. 

Barbet revealed he was given the chance to sign a new deal but opted to turn it down. 

De Ligt rejects Man Utd move

2019-05-07T04:20:00Z

Matthijs de Ligt has rejected a move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.

The Dutch star turned down the Red Devils even before the club was eliminated from top four contention.

De Ligt supposedly favours a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer.

D.C. United looking to finalize new deal for Man Utd and PSG target Acosta

2019-05-07T03:30:00Z

D.C. United is looking to lock up Luciano Acosta to a new four-year deal, according to the Athletic.

Acosta is being offered a deal of $3 million (£2.9 million/€2.68 million) a year for the four years.

The midfielder was linked with Paris Saint-Germain during the winter while Manchester United are said to be interested heading into the summer.

Gattuso: Bakayoko and I will look eye-to-eye

2019-05-07T02:40:00Z

Gennaro Gattuso says that he will meet Tiemoue Bakayoko behind closed doors after being abused by the midfielder amid a sideline bust-up at San Siro.

The on-loan midfielder has had a tough time with AC Milan, and the latest incident will only cloud his future even more.

Read Gattuso's reaction to the incident on Goal!

Gonzalez not bound for Toronto

2019-05-07T01:55:00Z

Toronto FC will not be signing U.S. national team defender Omar Gonzalez after previously being linked to the former LA Galaxy star.

According to the Toronto Sun, Liga MX side Atlas value Gonzalez too much to sell him, no matter TFC's offer.

The MLS transfer window closes on Tuesday.

Neville: Man Utd need top to bottom cleanse

2019-05-07T01:30:00Z

Gary Neville says Manchester United need a complete cleanse as the club looks to rejoin the world's elite.

The former defender says he does not like this current Man Utd team and that there is a five-year project for the team going forward.

Read all of Neville's criticisms on Goal!

Pogba determined to push for Man Utd exit

2019-05-06T22:45:57Z

Lack of Champions League football has the midfielder looking for a new challenge

Paul Pogba is determined to push for a Manchester United this summer, says ESPN.

With the club not bound for the Champions League next season, Pogba is now looking for a new challenge and will begin talks with United management next week.

Real Madrid remain the favourite to sign him, and the Spanish giant is the only club Pogba wishes to join.

Guardiola promises talks with Kompany over Man City future

2019-05-06T22:34:13Z

After the defender scored a stunner to move Manchester City one step closer to a title, Pep Guardiola says he will hold talks with Vincent Kompany soon to discuss his future.

Kompany has been with Manchester City since 2008, but his contract with the club is set to expire at the end of the season.

Read what Guardiola had to say on Goal!

Bournemouth preparing to lose Arsenal target Fraser

2019-05-06T22:32:09Z

Bournemouth are fearful that the club cannot keep hold of Arsenal target Ryan Fraser, says the Daily Mail.

Fraser has scored seven goals while assisting 14 more this season as the winger enters the final year of his contract.

The club does not want to lose him for free next summer, opening the door for the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Newcastle.

Liverpool joins race for Neres

2019-05-06T22:22:38Z

Liverpool have joined the race to sign David Neres, according to the Sun.

Chelsea, Real Madrid and Arsenal are also said to be in the chase to sign the talented winger, who joined Ajax from Sao Paulo three years ago.

Neres and Ajax are set to take on Tottenham on Wednesday with a spot in the Champions League final on the line.

Martial needs to convince Solskjaer

2019-05-06T22:17:57Z

Anthony Martial's time at Manchester United depends on his ability to convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his long-term future, according to the Daily Mail.

Solskjaer scolded Martial following the recent draw with Chelsea and the midfielder was missing from the squad to take on Huddersfield in the next match.

Management has not been pleased with Martial's attitude since signing a long-term deal in January, but the amount of other business that needs doing by Manchester United could deter them from moving him this summer.