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Rodriguez wants Madrid future

2019-04-27T21:10:00Z

James Rodriguez wishes to return to Real Madrid once his loan spell with Bayern Munich is up - but the La Liga club may have over plans for him, reports Don Balon.

The Colombian has been limited for chances this year in the Bundesliga and will hope to reboot his career in the Spanish capital.

However, his parent club are thought instead to be looking to offload him to another European side for a hefty fee.

Roma's Totti admits Conte talks

2019-04-27T20:45:00Z

Roma sporting director Francesco Totti has acknowledged that the club has held talks with Antonio Conte about the head coach position at the club.

The former Juventus boss has been out of work since leaving Chelsea at the end of the last season.

Claudio Ranieri is currently in charge of the Serie A side.

Read the full story on Goal here!

Rangers prepare to snap up Stewart

2019-04-27T20:20:00Z

Rangers are nearing the completion of a pre-contract signing with on-loan Aberdeen striker Greg Stewart, says the Scottish Sun.

The forward, who is contracted to Birmingham, has enjoyed a fine season with the Scottish club but looks set to make the leap to their rivals under Steven Gerrard.

Stewart would join Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie of Motherwell as additional recruits at Ibrox.

Pogba, Sanchez to be shown Man Utd exit

2019-04-27T19:55:07Z

Mata also along potential names set to leave

Manchester United are looking to save themselves a small fortnue in transfer fees with the sale of several big-name players, per the Daily Mail.

Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata are just some of the Red Devils who could be offloaded at the end of the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to shape his squad ahead of his first full-season at the helm at Old Trafford.

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Who is Gabriel Martinelli?

2019-04-27T19:35:00Z

With Arsenal starting to plan ahead for the next season, Unai Emery has already brought on board his first recruit in the shape of teenager Gabriel Martinelli.

The 17-year-old will arrive in a deal for £6 million ($7.7m) from Ituano FC.

One of the rising stars of Brazilian football, his arrival for the Gunners will hand them a youthful boost.

Here's everything you need to know.

Celtic mull over Wamangituka move

2019-04-27T19:15:00Z

Celtic are eyeing up a move for DR Congo striker Silas Wamangituka, per the Scottish Sun.

The 19-year-old has just completed his first full season with Paris FC, for whom he has netted nine goals.

Scouts from Liverpool and Barcelona have also observed the teenager in recent months.

Totti reveals Roma talks with Conte

2019-04-27T18:55:29Z

Roma club director Francesco Totti says that teams would do “crazy things” to appoint former Juventus boss Antonio Conte after the Serie A side confirmed they have held talks with him.

The 49-year-old was last seen at Chelsea, but has been out of work since the end of the 2017-18 campaign after leading them to FA Cup glory.

He previously led the Bianconeri to three consecutive league titles and managed the Italian national team between 2014 and 2016 before his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

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Napoli want Lazzari

2019-04-27T18:35:07Z

Napoli are ready to move for SPAL star Manuel Lazzari, reports Il Mattino

The Serie A club is keen to reinforce after their latest failed bid for the Scudetto, and the midfielder is seen as a top target for the coming transfer window.

Varane not interested in Madrid exit

2019-04-27T18:02:12Z

Raphael Varane is not interested in cutting short his association with Real Madrid, according to Marca

The Frenchman has been mentioned in reports as one player who could leave in the summer. 

But neither he nor any other Madrid player wants to walk out on new coach Zinedine Zidane, although Gareth Bale remains the top candidate for a move in the next transfer window.

Alexis to make Man Utd decision after Copa America

2019-04-27T17:36:37Z

Alexis Sanchez will delay any decision over his Manchester United future until after the Copa America, claims El Mercurio (via Daily Star)

The Chilean will be at the forefront of the Roja's attempt to defend the South American title lifted in 2015 and 2016.

Montella insists Chiesa could remain at Fiorentina

2019-04-27T17:05:04Z

Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella has claimed it is not a guarantee that striker Federico Chiesa will leave the club this summer.

“Chiesa is a very strong footballer and he belongs to Fiorentina,” Montella said in his pre-match press conference ahead of La Viola’s Serie A clash against Sassuolo.

“Fiorentina have not always sold their best players, I don't take for granted that he will leave.”

Emery hints Ramsey replacement could come from youth side

2019-04-27T16:40:06Z

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hinted that Arsenal may look for Aaron Ramsey’s replacement in their own ranks, rather than signing someone from another club.

Asked about the possibly of signing a midfielder this summer to fill the void created by Ramsey, Emery said: “Yes, but there are also players coming through from the academy who are producing good performances and who could progress.

"We could replace him with a player from outside, or with a player who is already here who can grow like he did himself.”

Sancho will remain at Dortmund next season

2019-04-27T16:15:42Z

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has ruled out the possibility of the German club selling Jadon Sancho this summer.

“No, we did not receive anything [an offer],” said Zorc.

“We do not expect anything and we do not want anything, because he is on our plans. He will play for Borussia Dortmund next season. Nobody needs to get in touch.”

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Martinez keen to play with Dybala at Inter

2019-04-27T15:45:47Z

Lautaro Martinez says he would like to play alongside Paulo Dybala at Inter amid speculation the Juve forward could move to San Siro.

Dybala reportedly is being lined up as a replacement for Mauro Icardi, should the Inter forward be sold this summer.

“Paulo is a great player, with whom one would always like to play, because it helps you improve or score more," Martinez said. "I can't say anything about his future.”

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Juve contact Raiola over Pogba transfer

2019-04-27T15:15:42Z

Juventus have spoken to Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, over the possibility of re-signing the Manchester United star.

The Irish Times claim Juve contacted Raiola about the possibility of signing Flamengo full-back Wesley and discussed Moise Kean’s contract. However, while speaking to Raiola, the Italian champions outlined their plans to sign Pogba at the end of the season.

The World Cup winner could cost Juventus €130million (£112m) if he were to move back to Turin, and his signing might see Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa leave the club.

West Ham keen on Norwich youngster

2019-04-27T14:45:10Z

West Ham have joined the race to sign young Norwich City talent Ciaren Jones, according to Football Insider.

The 19-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for the Canaries but has already caught the attention of a number of Premier League sides.

The likes of Leicester City and Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Jones, along with the Hammers.

Eriksen could cost Man United £60m

2019-04-27T14:10:03Z

Manchester United could have to pay £60 million (€69m) if they wish to sign Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen this summer.

The Danish international has been linked with a move to the Red Devils, and talkSPORT are reporting that United are willing to double his current wages should he join the club.

However, they also claim Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would prefer to sell Eriksen to a foreign club rather than strengthen a Premier League rival.

Berbatov: United should sign De Ligt

2019-04-27T13:40:00Z

Dimitar Berbatov has called on his former side Manchester United to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

“For a player so young, De Ligt's performances are incredible. He's mature, comfortable on the ball, and he is not bothered who he plays against - Ronaldo or whoever. He doesn't care, he just plays his own game,” the Bulgarian told the Sun.

“He moves with grace and doesn't panic on the ball. He has everything you want from a defender.

“That guy will be an unbelievable player. He's a great talent and I hope United go for him in the summer and get him.”

Lenglet turned down chance to sign for Juve

2019-04-27T13:10:31Z

Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet has revealed he rejected the chance to join Juventus as an 18-year-old.

“They called my dad to go to Turin", Lenglet told El Periodico. "I went to Turin with him, we visited the training complex and we went to the Stadium to watch a game against Empoli.

“I thought it was all too big for me, I was only 18 and I had just played 10 games with Nancy before.

“Economically, the offer was good but it was a risk for my career, I wasn't ready, I wouldn't be able to compete and I decided to say no,” he added.

Zidane hints at moves for Neymar and Hazard

2019-04-27T13:10:06Z

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to play down speculation linking him with moves for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe this summer.

Asked whether it was a possibility that the pair move to the Bernabeu this summer, Zidane said: “Yes. A lot of players want to come here and play for Real Madrid, but let's see what happens in the future.

“Will I have plenty of power to decide on transfers and signings? No. I'm not even the boss in my own home! There are people here who are very important to the club that help make decisions and we want to make those together.

“The idea is to empower the attacking line for next season. Let's see what we can do,” he added.

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Klopp talks down Salah rift

2019-04-27T12:32:40Z

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has rubbished suggestions he has fallen out with Mohamed Salah, report the Liverpool Echo.

Reports in Spanish news outlet AS, repeated by French outlet Telefoot last week, suggested the pair had fallen out and Salah was ready to jump ship to Real Madrid.

“I always tell you don’t believe 3% of what you hear on social media,” said the Liverpool boss.

“I had no argument with Mo especially after the Chelsea game and Roberto Firmino is not out for the season."

Ancelotti 'won't block' the exit door

2019-04-27T11:51:28Z

Carlo Ancelotti says he will not stand in the way of any player who wishes to leave Napoli in the summer, report Calcio Mercato

There have been reports that Lorenzo Insigne is eager to move on from the Stadio San Paolo, with Liverpool believed to be admirers, and Ancelotti is not prepared to stand in his way.

“We don’t need to sell our best players, we can sign new players following our ideas," said the manager. "However, I am not going to block who wants to leave. I’ve never done it in my career."

United failed in last-ditch van Dijk bid

2019-04-27T10:42:30Z

Manchester United made a botched last-minute attempt to sign Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, according to the Times

The club put in a call on the eve of the Dutch defender signing for Liverpool from Southampton, only to be told he had already completed a medical with the Reds. 

Dybala cold on Inter swap

2019-04-27T10:05:41Z

Paulo Dybala is not keen on being a makeweight in any deal to bring Maura Icardi to Juventus.

Inter had been eager to welcome the Argentina striker in exchange for their wantaway ex-skipper, but the player is reluctant to move, preferring instead to stick at Juve or consider a transfer abroad.  

Read the full story on Goal.

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Vediamo - Conte responds to Roma speculation

2019-04-27T09:25:45Z

Antonio Conte responded with a wry "Vediamo" - let's see - when questioned by Roma fans about the prospect of him joining the Serie A side, according to Calcio Mercato.  

The former Chelsea boss was questioned by fans on a beach in Puglia in response to speculation linking him with posts at Juventus, Inter, Bayern, PSG.

Celtic keen on Paris striker

2019-04-27T08:42:33Z

Celtic are eyeing up £4.5million Paris FC striker Silas Wamangituka, report the Daily Record.

The 19-year-old has scored nine goals in for the Ligue 2 outfit this term, and Hoops boss Neil Lennon traveled to France last week to watch the striker play in a 0-0 draw with Valenciennes. 

Cech to be offered Chelsea role

2019-04-27T07:47:42Z

Chelsea will offer Czech Petr Cech a position at the club when he retires from playing at the end of the season, report the Telegraph.

The 36 year-old left the Blues to join Arsenal in 2015 after winning three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, and will be given the chance to return to the club hen he leaves the Gunners next month. 

Gerrard eyeing Liverpool swoop

2019-04-27T07:15:49Z

Steven Gerrard wants to use his Liverpool contacts to bring Ryan Kent, Ben Woodburn and Curtis Jones to Ibrox, according to Football Insider.

Kent has impressed at Rangers during a loan spell at this season but the former Reds skipper wants to make full use of his Anfield network to strengthen his team's title assault. 

Bailly hopeful of United stay

2019-04-27T06:41:12Z

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is hopeful of remaining at Manchester United next season, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 25 year-old has been subject to interest from Lyon and Arsenal but maintains that he could still have a future at Old Trafford.

Zaha could go in the summer - Hodgson

2019-04-27T06:14:00Z

Roy Hodgson admits that Wilfried Zaha could finally leave Crystal Palace this summer, report the Mirror.

The 26 year-old has an £80m price tag but the Palace boss believes that may not dissuade some of the game's biggest names from swooping for his man.

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Suarez: I think I've been worthy of Barcelona

2019-04-27T04:29:46Z

Luis Suarez thinks he's proven himself worthy of Barcelona since joining the club from Liverpool.

The forward is Barca's fifth all-time scorer but, amid concerns surrounding his future and criticism of his production, Suarez says he's proud.

Read what the Uruguayan star had to say on Goal!

Chelsea could sign Kovacic despite transfer ban

2019-04-27T03:32:13Z

Chelsea could still find a way to sign Matteo Kovacic this summer despite the upcoming transfer ban.

According to the Mirror, Real Madrid have offered Chelsea the chance to extend the loan for the Croatian midfielder for another season.

However, that loan would come with a mandatory option to buy at the end of the 2019-20 season.

'The feel-good factor is gone for Solskjaer'

2019-04-27T03:15:18Z

Peter Crouch says the "feel-good factor" is gone for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while criticizing several of Manchester United's top players.

The veteran forward says he believes the dressing room atmosphere isn't where it needs to be, citing recent reports that Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku could move on this summer.

Read what Crouch had to say on Goal!

DC United announces new technical director

2019-04-27T01:45:51Z

DC United announced that  Stewart Mairs has been promoted to the role of technical director.

Mairs has served as the club's Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis since 2016.

“Stewart has been a valuable resource for the club with his expertise in data, and his tactical understanding of the game,” said general manager and VP of soccer operations Dave Kasper.

"He has elevated our scouting network and provided the coaching staff with information and analytics to help prepare for games. We are looking forward to his elevated role in the area of player procurement and roster construction to both Loudoun United and D.C. United." 

Arsenal may offer Welbeck new contract

2019-04-26T23:44:35Z

Arsenal are considering whether to offer Danny Welbeck a new contract, according to the Mirror

The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer, and his Arsenal career appeared over after a serious ankle injury earlier in the season. 

But with Welbeck's rehab going well, the Gunners could offer him a new deal with the striker attracting interest from West Ham, Newcastle and Everton.

Herrera agrees four-year deal with PSG

2019-04-26T22:55:48Z

The Spaniard will join the French champions on a free transfer

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has agreed a four-year deal with PSG, reports AS

With his contract set to expire, the 29-year-old will join the Ligue 1 champions on a free transfer when the season ends. 

Athletic Bilbao reportedly attempted to sign their former player at the last minute, but PSG's salary offer was too much for the Liga side to overcome.

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Pogba refuses to sort visa for China tour

2019-04-26T22:19:16Z

Manchester United star Paul Pogba is refusing to sort his visa for the club's pre-season tour of China, claims The Sun. 

Pogba's refusal is the latest sign that he wants to leave United at season's end, as rumours continued to swirl about a move to Real Madrid

The Sun claims that Pogba's situation is causing turmoil in the dressing room, and that the midfielder does not believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right coach for the club moving forward. 

PSG ready to offload Meunier and Kurzawa

2019-04-26T22:15:49Z

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing for summer sales of Thomas Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa, reports L'Equipe.

The full-back pair have made little progress in negotiations over new contracts, and the Ligue 1 side are prepared to cash in rather than allow them to leave on a free. 

L'Equipe estimates that the two players could earn PSG a total of €60 million (£52m/$67m).

Dortmund lead chase for Marseille midfielder Lopez

2019-04-26T22:10:06Z

Dortmund lead the chase for Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez, according to El Desmarque. 

Lopez has impressed with the Ligue 1 side this season, making 27 league appearances and notching one goal and three assists. 

Sevilla are also interested in the 21-year-old, who could cost as much as €25 million (£22m/$28m). 

West Ham eye move for Ceballos

2019-04-26T22:06:49Z

West Ham are eying a summer move for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, reports the Mirror

The 22-year-old is viewed as surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu, having started 12 La Liga games this season and appeared as a sub in 10 more. 

Ceballos could be available for around £18 million (€21m/$23m).