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Mane: Barca have a great player in Coutinho

2019-04-30T21:34:21Z

Sadio Mane says he is jealous that Barcelona have a "great player" in former team-mate Philippe Coutinho.

Mane has been linked with a move to Spain himself, while Coutinho's Barca struggles have led to links with a move back to England.

Read what Mane had to say on Goal!

Barca to buy back Cucurella

2019-04-30T20:45:33Z

Barcelona are set to re-buy defneder Mark Cucurella from Eibar, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The left-back has shined for Eibar this season on loan, and the club has an option to purchase the defender for €2 million ($2.4 million/ £1.72).

But Barcelona will pay Eiber to bring him back as the club eyes Cucurella as a potential successor for Jordi Alba.

Pogba desperate for Madrid move

2019-04-30T20:10:44Z

Paul Pogba is desperate to push his way to Real Madrid this summer, according to the Independent.

The midfielder is concerned with Manchester United's inability to challenge for the league, and he expects that push to take several years to come together.

Pogba does not want to be part of waiting for a rebuilding project, making a move to Madrid a tempting thought.

Van der Sar: We're not going to break up the complete team

2019-04-30T19:45:04Z

Ajax general director Edwin van der Sar says the club expects losses this summer, but the team will not be completely broken up.

Frenkie de Jong is set to join Barcelona while Matthijs de Ligt is also expected to depart, but van der Sar says expects several stars to remain with the team.

Read the full story on Goal!

Benfica join race for Saliba

2019-04-30T19:17:14Z

 Benfica have joined the chase for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, according to Le10Sport

The 18-year-old has broken through to the first team this season and has several teams across Europe, including Manchester United, interested in his services. 

The France youth international recently signed a contract extension with Saint-Etienne that will take him through the 2022-23 season.

Top PL clubs chasing £40m Tielemans

2019-04-30T18:52:35Z

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are set to battle for Leicester loan star Youri Tielemans, reports the Daily Star. 

Tielemans has impressed with the Foxes since joining on loan from Monaco in January, tallying three goals and five assists in 11 games. 

Though Leicester are interested in signing the 21-year-old permanently, they'll have plenty of competition for a player valued at around £40 million ($52m).

Arsenal leading the chase for Fraser

2019-04-30T18:23:34Z

Arsenal are ahead of the pack in the race to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser, according to football.london. 

Fraser is tipped to leave the Cherries this summer, with talks over a new contract stalled and his current deal having just one year left to run. 

The 26-year-old Scot is also being monitored by Chelsea, but the Gunners are currently more advanced in their talks with Fraser. 

Otamendi wants Valencia return

2019-04-30T17:55:03Z

Nicolas Otamendi wants to return to Valencia after deciding to leave Manchester CityGoal understands.

The 31-year-old centre-back has seen his playing time diminish this season, and has fielded interest from several clubs across Europe and Asia. 

Though Valencia is his first choice, Otamendi's return will be determined by the club's ability to qualify for the Champions League and their willingness to meet the Argentine's wage demands. 

Read the full story here

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Pogba would need to take pay cut at Madrid

2019-04-30T17:25:58Z

The Liga side are not willing to match the Frenchman's wages at Man Utd

Paul Pogba would need to take a pay cut if he wants to join Real Madrid this summer, according to ESPN FC. 

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Madrid, and is expected to push for a transfer if Manchester United fail to qualify for next season's Champions League

Pogba is on a contract that pays him £290,000 per week at Old Trafford, and Madrid would be unwilling to match that salary should the France star desire a move to the Bernabeu.

Plizzari signs extension with Milan

2019-04-30T17:00:48Z

Goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari has extended his contract with AC Milan, the club announced on Tuesday.

Plizzari's new deal will keep him with the club through 2023, continuing his time with the club that began in the youth academy.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper has played for Italy all through the youth levels through to the U-20 national team.

Juventus eyeing Chiesa

2019-04-30T16:30:11Z

Juventus continue to eye Federico Chiesa, according to Tuttosport.

The Fiorentina star is seen as the club's primary attacking target with Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele seen as the top midfield option.

Juve sent scouts to watch Chiesa on Monday in Fiorentina's 1-0 loss to Sassuolo.

City to stick with Mendy

2019-04-30T16:00:57Z

Manchester City will stick with Benjamin Mendy heading into the 2019-2020 season, according to Sky Sports.

The club will not move to sign a left-back in the transfer market, instead opting to continue on with the Frenchman.

Injuries and off-the-field controversies have impacted the fullbacks's time in the Premier League, but Pep Guardiola and co. will show faith by not signing a replacement this summer.

DC United adds Pedroso from FC Dallas

2019-04-30T15:30:15Z

DC United has made a trade with FC Dallas to acquire Marquinhos Pedroso, according to the Washington Post.

FC Dallas will receive a first-round pick for the defender, whil will provide cover on the left side of defence.

Pedroso's salary will be paid by FC Dallas as part of the deal.

'De Ligt worth €85m to Barca, City or Liverpool'

2019-04-30T15:00:00Z

Matthijs de Ligt is more ready for a move than Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong, claims Ronald de Boer, with the defender easily worth €85 million (£73m/$95m) to the likes of Manchester CityLiverpoolParis Saint-Germain and those at Camp Nou.

An Ajax legend has told talkSPORT: "For me [he can go to] Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, these teams I would advise him to go there."

Check out the full story on Goal!

‘Hazard deserves to be at Real Madrid’

2019-04-30T14:45:00Z

Eden Hazard “deserves” to play for Real Madrid, says Glenn Hoddle, with the Chelsea forward told it “may be the right time” for a change of scenery.

The former Blues player and manager has told TSN: "I feel it might be the right time for him personally, not for Chelsea or the Premier League, but for him to go to Real Madrid if that offer is there on the table for him. He deserves to play in that team."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Danilo open to Inter switch

2019-04-30T14:15:00Z

Danilo is willing to leave Manchester City for Inter this summer, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

Talks have been held between the Brazilian's representatives and those at San Siro, with positive progress being made in search of a transfer solution.

Tottenham told to move for Ziyech

2019-04-30T14:00:00Z

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has advised those in north London to make a move for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech.

The Dutchman has told The Guardian: "If I was Spurs, I would sign Ziyech. He is not the strongest but he is developing into a very good player."

Spurs lead £25m race for Sessegnon

2019-04-30T13:30:00Z

Tottenham sit at the front of the queue to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon, reports the Evening Standard.

The 18-year-old is expected to be on the move this summer after suffering relegation out of the Premier League, with Spurs leading European rivals in the race to get a £25 million ($33m) deal over the line.

Oxlade-Chamberlain to sign Liverpool extension

2019-04-30T13:02:26Z

Liverpool are set to offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a new contract, says the Mirror.

The midfielder has barely featured this term due to a long-term knee injury, but will sign a 12-month extension at Anfield. 

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Arsenal prepare £17.2m bid for PSG youngster

2019-04-30T12:10:28Z

Arsenal are ready to make a £17.2 million ($22m) bid for Christopher Nkunku, reports the Evening Standard.

The Gunners attempted to sign the 21-year-old on loan in Januray, but the move fell through and they brought in Denis Suarez from Barcelona instead. 

Former Barca starlet wants European return

2019-04-30T12:06:18Z

Former Barcelona youngster Takefusa Kubo has told Goal he wants to return to Europe. 

The Japanese star was previously signed to Barca's academy but was forced to move back to his homeland in 2015 due to an order from FIFA.

Read the full story here on Goal.

Otamendi and Danilo could leave Man City

2019-04-30T11:35:05Z

Nicolas Otamendi and Danilo could leave Manchester City this summer, according to ESPNFC.

Both players are reportedly interested in moving on to find more game time, having struggled to break into Pep Guardiola's side in recent months. 

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'Real Madrid and Man Utd would interest Eriksen'

2019-04-30T11:05:20Z

Christian Eriksen would be interested in a move to Real Madrid or Manchester United if a bid was lodged for the Tottenham midfielder, claims Dimitar Berbatov. 

The Dane is yet to sign a long-term deal in north London and is surrounded by transfer speculation going into the summer window. 

Read Berbatov's full quotes here on Goal.

Van der Sar reveals inspirational talk with Ajax stars

2019-04-30T10:35:19Z

Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has revealed the club held a meeting with six of their young talents to persuade them to stay in Amsterdam last summer.

The players in attendance were shown an inspirational video comparing them to Ajax legends of the past.

Read the full story here on Goal.

Roma keen on Kruse

2019-04-30T10:00:00Z

Roma are the latest side to show interest in Werder Bremen forward Max Kruse, according to Bild.

The 31-year-old Germany international is approaching the end of his current contract and will drop into the free agent pool this summer if no extension is agreed.

 

Trippier favours Man Utd move

2019-04-30T09:41:45Z

Kieran Trippier would prefer to head for Manchester United than Napoli if a move is made away from Tottenham, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The England international is wanted in Italy, but the 28-year-old right-back has also drawn interest from Old Trafford.

Juventus willing to consider Dybala sale

2019-04-30T09:30:00Z

Juventus are open to the idea of offloading Paulo Dybala during the next transfer window, Goal understands.

The Argentina international is no longer considered to be integral to the Bianconeri’s future plans.

Check out the full story here.

 

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'Man Utd could regret Pogba sale'

2019-04-30T09:00:00Z

Paul Pogba’s attraction to Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane is understandable, says Dimitar Berbatov, with Manchester United warned they will regret letting the Frenchman leave if a summer sale is sanctioned.

The former Red Devils striker has told Betfair: "When you have a club like Real Madrid, coached by a Frenchman, then I can see why Pogba might be asking questions. But the worst thing for United would be to let Pogba go and see him flourish at Real Madrid."

Read the full story on Goal!

Chelsea eye Atal

2019-04-30T07:45:57Z

Chelsea have made Youcef Atal a potential transfer target this summer, if their transfer ban is lifted by FIFA, claims The Telegraph.

The Nice right-back is also being tracked by Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, and could cost in the region of £35 million ($45m).

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'Bale is 100 per cent committed to Real'

2019-04-30T07:42:59Z

Gareth Bale's agent insists the player is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid, despite Zinedine Zidane's comments on Sunday. 

The Frenchman suggested Bale was not focussed following the Real's defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

Read the full story here on Goal.

Real plot Ndombele raid

2019-04-30T06:57:48Z

Real Madrid want to hijack Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele's move to the Premier League. according to AS.

The 22-year-old is being courted by Tottenham and Manchetser City, but Zinedine Zidane hopes to persuade him to move to Santiago Bernabeu. 

Lyon value Ndombele at €100 million (£86m/$112m).

PSG prepare De Gea bid

2019-04-30T06:34:31Z

Paris Saint-Germain are set to offer David de Gea a £90 million ($116m) contract, claims the Daily Star.

The Spain international's current wage at Manchester United is currently £200,000 a week, but the Parisians are reportedly ready to offer him £450,000 a week on a long-term deal.

Bolton takeover on the verge of collapse

2019-04-30T03:20:52Z

A proposed takeover of Bolton Wanderers is on the verge of collapsing due to a missed deadline, according to the Times.

Laurence Bassini’s proposed takeover missed a deadline on Monday to produce proof of the funds required to complete the deal to acquire the club.

Ken Anderson, the Bolton owner, set a firm deadline over the weekend after his side did not play after the owner failed to fulfil a pledge to pay the players their wages for March,

 

Gasperini linked with Milan job

2019-04-30T02:56:14Z

Gian Piero Gasperini has emerged as a candidate for the AC Milan job should the club move on from Gennaro Gattuso, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Paolo Maldini is said to be a fan of the current Atalanta manager, who has his side sitting fourth in Serie A.

Exploratory discussions are said to have begun as Milan look to bring in a manager that can work with younger talent.

Davies signs new deal with Everton

2019-04-30T02:51:48Z

Tom Davies has signed a new contract with Everton.

The midfielder will remain with the club through 2023 as he's agreed to terms on a new four-year deal.

Read the full story on Goal!

'Spalleti will be at Inter next season'

2019-04-30T00:52:37Z

Inter general manager Giuseppe Marotta says Luciano Spalletti will continue as head coach next season.

The club has been linked with a coaching change in recent months, but Marotta insists Spaletti will be at the helm come next campaign.

Read what he had to say about the situation on Goal!

The cost of Ajax’s squad compared to Europe’s elite

2019-04-29T23:47:25Z

Ajax this week will take on Tottenham Hotspur in their first Champions League semi-final for 22 years, with a place in their first final since 1996 a real possibility.

There are endless stats that emphasise how great an achievement it is for the Dutch side, who haven't reached the knockout rounds of the competition since 2005-06, but few stress the point stronger than the cost of Erik ten Hag's squad.

Using initial transfer fees only, Goal have calculated the total cost of Ajax’s 25-man Champions League squad before doing the same for the other biggest sides in this season’s competition, including the likes of Real MadridJuventus and Manchester United.

See how the Dutch side ranks compared to the other squads!

Norwich after Ligue 1 defender

2019-04-29T22:48:31Z

Norwich are interested in signing Rennes defender Mehdi Zeffane on a free transfer, according to Le10sport.

The 26-year-old Zeffane is out of contract with the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season and he could still sign a new deal in Rennes.

But Norwich, who have secured promotion to the Premier League, have made contact with his representatives and a contract offer could soon follow.

Emery facing doubts as Arsenal struggle

2019-04-29T22:27:03Z

Unai Emery is facing doubt and criticism over his tactics and team selections as his first season risks falling apart, according to the Telegraph.

Certain players in the squad have questioned Emery's decisions as the Gunners have slumped to three-match losing streak at a key time.

Matters have been made worse as the club's transfer plans are in limbo as they are uncertain if they will feature in next year's Champions League.

Ferdinand a candidate for Manchester United sporting director

2019-04-29T22:13:40Z

The former defender has impressed with his business knowledge and history with the club

Former Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand is in the race to be named the club's sporting director, according to the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand discussed a possible return with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, while the club's owners, the Glazer family, have been trying to get the retired defender back to the club for four years.

Woodward believes Ferdinand could be well suited for the sporting director role, thanks to his experience in business as well as his history with United.

Oxlade-Chamberlain set for new contract

2019-04-29T22:05:55Z

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for a new contract with Liverpool after returning to the field following a year away, according to the Mirror.

The midfielder, who came back from severe knee injury when he entered as a substitute against Huddersfield will sign a 12-month extension with the club.

That will take Oxlade-Chamberlain's term with Liverpool up to 2023. 

PSG plan huge De Gea contract offer

2019-04-29T22:01:48Z

Manchester United may be forced to part with the goalkeeper this summer or lose him for nothing

Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to offer Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea a £450,000-a-week contract in an attempt to lure him to the Ligue 1 champions.

The Daily Star reports PSG are prepared to offer a deal worth £90 million in wages and transfer fees to land the Spain international.

And the Red Devils may face the risk of cashing in on De Gea this summer or lose him for nothing at the end of next season.