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Rabiot opens discussions with Everton

2019-06-03T21:00:36Z

Adrien Rabiot's family have opened contractual discussions with Everton as the midfielder looks to find a move with his Paris Saint-Germain exit imminent, according to le10sport.

Rabiot's exit has been expected, but that he has not signed yet has drawn the interest of smaller clubs, like the Toffees, as well as Betis and Sevilla.

With concern mounting as time passes, Rabiot is open to more options, though it is uncertain if the Spanish sides will be able meet his financial demands.

Spurs have Ndombele offer rejcted

2019-06-03T20:40:59Z

Tottenham have made an offer for Tanguy Ndombele rejected by Lyon as it fell well short of the Ligue 1 club's €80 million valuation, according to le10sport

Lyon, however, are hoping to complete a sale of the highly regarded midfielder by the end of June and could come down from that price if Spurs raise their offer.

In addition, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus both remain in the mix for the midfielder.

Bayern to pass on James €42m option

2019-06-03T20:20:17Z

Bayern Munich will pass on the €42 million (£37m/$47m) purchase option for James Rodriguez, setting him for an exit from the Allianz Arena, according to Kicker.

James has spent the last two seasons on loan from Real Madrid, but Bayern's chiefs have decided they will not opt to make the move permanent.

Instead he will exit, with a possible suitor to be found in Serie A with former coach Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli.

Toronto sign USMNT veteran Omar Gonzalez from Atlas

2019-06-03T20:00:45Z

Toronto FC has signed United States international defender Omar Gonzalez from Liga MX club Atlas, the Major League Soccer side has announced.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed though Toronto revealed it used Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to complete the deal.

Gonzalez, pending a medical, will be eligible to be added to Toronto’s squad on July 9 when the MLS secondary transfer window opens.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Real Madrid make final push to sign €120m Hazard

2019-06-03T19:45:45Z

Real Madrid are sending a representative to London to meet with Chelseadirector Marina Granovskaia as Los Blancos commit to a final push to get a transfer deal for Eden Hazard over the line, Goal understands.

Negotiations over the Belgian's future at the Santiago Bernabeu have been going on for months but the Spanish capital side are now keener than ever to wrap up proceedings, as they hope to make an official announcement this week after agreeing upon a fee.

Chelsea's ideal scenario would see Hazard snapped up for €130 million (£115m/$146m), while Madrid hope to pay closer to €100m (£89m/$112m), but there is a firm expectation that a deal will inevitably be done.

Get the full story right here on Goal!

Boro youngsters wanted by Watford and Burnley

2019-06-03T19:30:41Z

A number of clubs are eyeing Middlesbrough pair Marcus Tavernier and Dael Fry, according to The Northern Echo.

Watford are facing the prospect of losing either Gerard Deulofeu or Roberto Pereyra to AC Milan and see Tavernier as an ideal replacement, while Bayer Leverkusen and Aston Villa are also thought to be interested.

Meanwhile, Burnley are keen for Fry to follow in Ben Gibson's footsteps and hope to get a deal done quickly amidst rumours that Liverpool could be interested.

Roma reject Everton's €28m Under bid

2019-06-03T19:00:21Z

Roma have rejected a bid of €28m (£25m/$31.5m) for Cengiz Under from Everton, according to Tuttomercato.

The 21-year-old winger has managed six goals and 11 assists this season in his second season in Italy.

The Toffees are keen on the player, but their bid has been deemed far too low as Roma look to hold on to one of their prized young talents.

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Leganes sign Silva permanently

2019-06-03T18:30:57Z

Leganes have announced the permanent signing of Sporting CP left-back Jonathan Silva on their official website.

The defender arrived on loan last summer and impressed, becoming first-choice in the position and making 33 appearances in all competitions.

As a result, the La Liga outfit have exercised their option to purchase him and the Portuguese has penned a four-year deal.

Tosun to return to Besiktas

2019-06-03T18:00:20Z

Everton striker Cenk Tosun is set to return to Besiktas, according to Sporx.

The 27-year-old was frequently used as a substitute by Marco Silva and wants to go back to his former club, for whom he plundered 64 goals in 142 appearances.

He is also willing to accept a substantial pay cut in order to make the move happen.

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Norwich announce new Krul contract

2019-06-03T17:30:28Z

Premier League returnees Norwich City have announced goalkeeper Tim Krul has signed a new contract that keeps him at the club through 2022.

Krul joined on free transfer prior to last season from Brighton and played every minute for the club this season.

“I’m over the moon to be extending my journey at Norwich City. The Club gave me the opportunity to play week in week out and to play every second last season was amazing," Krul told the club's official website.

West Ham confirm Perez joins Alaves

2019-06-03T17:15:06Z

West Ham have confirmed the departure of Lucas Perez to Deportivo Alaves, with the La Liga side also announcing his arrival.

The 30-year-old former Arsenal striker leaves the Hammers for an undisclosed fee after joining the club for a single season during which he scored six goals in 19 appearances.

Barca refuse to sell Atletico target Semedo

2019-06-03T17:00:48Z

Atletico Madrid are interested in buying Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo but the Spanish champions have no interest in selling this summer, Goal can confirm.

With reports linking Barca to Atletico star forward Antoine Griezmann, whose release clause in his contract drops to €120m (£105m/$135m) on July 1, there remains question as to whether Semedo might be involved in a deal between the two clubs to potentially lower that fee.

However, sources at Barcelona have confirmed the club have no interest in selling Semedo, who is signed through to 2022 and has a €100m (£88m/$112m) release clause in his contract.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Jorginho warns of Sarri 'betrayal' over Juve switch

2019-06-03T16:45:09Z

Jorginho feels it would be "sad" were Maurizio Sarri to leave Chelsea after just a single season in charge and warns the Napoli fan base could feel "betrayed" if he moves to Juventus.

Jorginho followed Sarri to Stamford Bridge from Napoli last year but the midfielder could be about to see his boss return to Italy after just one season in London, with the Serie A champions said to be ready to appoint him as Massimiliano Allegri's successor in Turin.

Italy international Jorginho, though, hopes Sarri remains in charge of Chelsea for the 2019-20 campaign.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Rennes confirm Ben Arfa departure

2019-06-03T16:30:40Z

Rennes president Olivier Letang has confirmed that Hatem Ben Arfa will not be at the club next season.

Ben Arfa, 32, scored nine goals and registered six assists in all competitions for Rennes after joining on a free transfer at the beginning of last campaign, but the option to extend his contract to the end of the season has not been taken up and he has been linked with a move to Spain.

Club president Letang announced the decision during a press conference in which the Coupe de France winners confirmed they had handed head coach Julien Stephan an extended deal that will keep him at the club until 2022.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Man Utd lead chase for £60m Maddison

2019-06-03T16:15:32Z

Manchester United have pulled into the front in the race to sign Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison, according to the Independent.

Maddison has emerged as the Red Devils' top priority, though the 22-year-old is likely to cost around £60 million ($76m), as the club targets young British players this summer.

However, no official bid has been made, and Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, who all have held interest in Maddison in the past, could still get involved. 

Premier League clubs chase Porto's Marega

2019-06-03T16:00:40Z

A trio of Premier League clubs are chasing Porto striker Moussa Marega, but the Portuguese club want close to his €40 million (£36m/$45m) release clause, according to CM Sport.

Leicester City, Wolves and West Ham are targeting the Mali international, who scored 11 goals for Porto last season.

Marega wants to depart this summer, none of the clubs have come close to the €40m release clause, though it's expected the bids from midtable sides in England will rise as the summer moves along. 

Toronto FC set to sign USMNT defender Gonzalez

2019-06-03T15:45:05Z

Toronto FC are set to complete the signing of United States international Omar Gonzalez according to

Multiple sources have confirmed to me that Toronto FC have signed centre-back Omar Gonzalez. Announcement to come soon. See him as a ‘cornerstone’ of their defence going forward. Available after July 7th. Two and a half year deal plus option. #TFCLive

— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) June 3, 2019 " target="_blank">Kristen Jack of TSN.

The 30-year-old centre-back will join in July when the MLS transfer window reopens on a two-and-half year contract with an additional option year.

Gonzalez spent last season with Atlas in Liga MX after three seasons with Pachuca.

Shaqiri talks up Liverpool future

2019-06-03T15:30:05Z

Xherdan Shaqiri has sought to end any talk of him considering a move away from Liverpool, with the Switzerland international taking aim at the Premier League title.

The 27-year-old was acquired by the Reds in the summer of 2018 after seeing a release clause in his contract at Stoke activated on the back of relegation out of the Premier League.

Shaqiri has managed to deliver six goals across 30 appearances and ended his debut campaign on Merseyside as a Champions League winner but lack of starts has sparked talk of supposed interest from the likes of West Ham

Read what the winger had to say right here on Goal!

Prem duo in for Meunier

2019-06-03T15:15:10Z

Arsenal and Manchester United have both expressed an interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, according to ESPN.

The French champions are willing to sell the 27-year-old, who is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract at the Parc des Princes.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who signed Meunier for PSG, is driving the Gunners' interest, while United see him as a cheaper option to Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Hammers keen on Ali Kaldirim

2019-06-03T15:00:01Z

West Ham are interested in signing Fenerbahce captain Hasan Ali Kaldirim, according to the BBC.

The Turkey international, who is about to enter the final year of his contract, is keen on a move to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old left-back has a €5m (£4.4m/$5.6m) release clause in his current deal.

Juve keen on Trippier

2019-06-03T14:45:01Z

Juventus are interested in signing Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier, report Sky Sports.

The Serie A champions see the 28-year-old as a potential replacement for Joao Cancelo, who may leave the Bianconeri this summer.

Napoli have also been credited with an interest with Trippier, who admitted at the weekend that he was unsure about his future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Fiorentina insist Inter target Chiesa won't be sold this summer

2019-06-03T14:30:38Z

Fiorentina have insisted that Federico Chiesa will not be sold during the summer transfer window, amid ongoing speculation over a potential switch to Inter.

The Italian attacker has attracted plenty of interest from a number of top sides with his displays in Florence, with Chelsea, Juventus and Napoli all keeping a close eye on his progress.

Read the full story on Goal!

Van Gaal urges De Ligt to make Man City move

2019-06-03T14:15:04Z

Matthijs de Ligt has been told to “choose Pep Guardiola over Lionel Messi”, with Louis van Gaal advising the Ajax defender to opt for a move to Manchester City rather than one to Barcelona.

The 19-year-old centre-half has several options to consider heading towards the summer transfer window with Juventus also among the clubs interested in his services.

Read the full story on Goal!

Lichtsteiner confirms Arsenal departure

2019-06-03T14:00:38Z

Stephan Lichtsteiner has confirmed he is leaving Arsenal after just one season at Emirates Stadium.

The 35-year-old joined the Gunners on a free transfer from Juventus last summer and went on to make 23 appearances in all competitions.

Read the full story on Goal!

Mainz sign Fernandes

2019-06-03T13:45:47Z

FSV Mainz have signed midfielder Edimilson Fernandes from West Ham on a four-year deal.

The Switzerland international joined the Hammers from Sion in 2016 and spent last season on loan at Fiorentina.

Messi wants Neymar, not Griezmann, at Barcelona

2019-06-03T13:30:20Z

Barca captain wary of France forward

Lionel Messi has told the Barcelona board that he has concerns over the attitude of possible new signing Antoine Griezmann and would prefer the return of Neymar, according to RMC Sport.

Griezmann has already confirmed that he will leave Atletico Madrid this summer and was widely expected to move to the Camp Nou.

However, Messi would rather Barca pursue a deal to bring Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain instead of signing the France international.

Boruc signs new deal

2019-06-03T13:15:08Z

Veteran Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc has signed a new contract.

The 39-year-old has signed a one-year deal keeping him at the club until the summer of 2020.

West Ham submit fresh £20m bid for Andre Gomes

2019-06-03T11:59:22Z

West Ham have submitted a £20 million ($25m) bid for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, according to The Guardian.

The Hammers had an £18 million ($23m) bid rejected and have come back with a fresh offer on Monday, but it is believed Barca will hold out for £25 million ($32m).

Gomes spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Everton and racked up 27 Premier League appearances, scoring one goal.

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Rennes confirm Ben Arfa's departure

2019-06-03T11:45:08Z

Rennes have confirmed Hatem Ben Arfa will leave the club this summer as per L'Equipe.

The 32-year-old's current deal is due to expire this month and the French outfit have decided not to take up a one-year extension option.

Rennes president Olivier Létang stated on Monday morning: "Hatem Ben Arfa will not be at Stade Rennais next season".

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Napoli close in on Veretout signing

2019-06-03T11:29:50Z

Fiorentina midfielder is closing in on a transfer to Napoli, according to Calcio Mercato.

The 26-year-old has agreed on a five-year contract at Stadio San Paolo, with a €30 million ($34m, £27m) fee mooted.

Veretout contributed five goals and three assists in 33 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina this season. 

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Reguilon told he can leave Real Madrid

2019-06-03T10:58:46Z

Sergio Reguilon has been told he can leave Real Madrid this summer, according to AS.

The 22-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at Santiago Bernabeu, with Borussia Dortmund and Leganes poised to swoop.

Reguilon only managed to appear in 14 La Liga matches for Madrid this season.

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Man Utd & City target Ndombele yet to make decision on future

2019-06-03T10:30:00Z

Tanguy Ndombele is yet to make a decision on where his future lies, with the Lyon midfielder continuing to be linked with the likes of Manchester rivals United and City.

At 22 years of age, the youngster has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football.

Premier League giants are not the only ones said to be shooting admiring glances in his direction, with La Liga champions Barcelona also mooted to be among his many suitors.

Read the full story on Goal.

Bremen convinced Pavlenka will stay

2019-06-03T10:15:20Z

Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann says the club have no plans to sell Jiri Pavlenka despite reports linking the goalkeeper with Liverpool and Juventus.

Liverpool were reportedly considering a player-plus-cash deal for the Czech Republic international, with Italian champions Juve also tracking the player.

Read the full story on Goal!

Porto end Mangala chase

2019-06-03T10:00:26Z

Porto have ended their pursuit of Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala due to concerns over the defender's fitness, report A Bola.

Mangala hasn't played a first-team game since suffering a knee injury while on loan at Everton in February 2018.

The French defender has since recovered, but Porto have decided against a deal over concerns he could suffer a relapse.

Maldini agrees Milan deal

2019-06-03T09:45:41Z

Paolo Maldini has agreed to return to AC Milan as technical director with Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo becoming the club's new coach, report Gazetta dello Sport.

The legendary former Italy defender will succeed Leonardo at the Rossoneri with Angelo Carbone becoming head of youth operations and Geoffrey Moncada chief scout.

Maldini's first decision in the role is to indentify Giampaolo as the club's new coach, with the 51-year-old having informed Sampdoria that he wants to move to the Giuseppe Meazza this summer.

Sarri key to Koulibaly deal

2019-06-03T09:30:04Z

Juventus are set to launch a bid to sign Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and hope the imminent appointment of  Maurizio Sarri as coach will help seal the deal, according to Tuttosport.

The Italian champions are reportedly set to appoint Chelsea boss Sarri as their new head coach by the weekend.

And once that deal is sealed they hope his relationship with Koulibaly, who he worked with at Napoli, will persuade the defender to move to Turin.

Wolves lead chase for Rondon

2019-06-03T09:15:56Z

Wolves are now the frontrunners in the race to sign West Brom forward Solomon Rondon, report the Shropshire Star.

A number of clubs have been linked with a move for the Venezuelan striker, who scored 15 goals on loan at Newcastle last season.

Rondon is believed to be in favour of a move to Molineux but the club have yet to meet his £16.5million release clause and no deal is imminent. 

Bayern doubt Sane deal

2019-06-03T09:00:51Z

Bayern Munich doubt that a deal can be done for Leroy Sane this summer, with club president Uli Hoeness being priced out of a move by the “insane” demands of Manchester City.

The Bundesliga champions had made the Germany international a top target this summer.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Everton wait on Baines decision

2019-06-03T08:45:30Z

Everton are waiting to hear from Leighton Baines over their offer of a new contract, report the Liverpool Echo.

The 34-year-old is out of contract this summer but the Toffees have offered him a new 12-month deal.

Everton boss Marco Silva is keen to keep Baines at the club as back-up to Lucas Digne.

Frankfurt make Trapp bid

2019-06-03T08:30:47Z

Eintracht Frankfurt have made a bid for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, report Bild.

Trapp spent last season on loan at Frankfurt and the German side are keen to seal a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.

The former Kaiserslautern goalkeeper is expected to leave PSG this summer having dropped down the pecking order at the French champions.

Hammers sign goalkeeper Martin

2019-06-03T08:15:21Z

West Ham have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper David Martin on a two-year deal from July 1.

Martin arrives on a free transfer after leaving Millwall and will provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski and Roberto at the London Stadium.

Arsenal make contact with Inter over Radu

2019-06-03T07:59:17Z

Arsenal have opened talks with Inter over a possible deal for Ionut Radu, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new number two after Petr Cech's retirement and the 22-year-old Romanian goalkeeper could be available this summer.

Radu, who spent this season on loan at Genoa, is also a target for Lyon, according to his agent Crescenzo Cecere.

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Valencia aiming to sign Maxi Gomez

2019-06-03T07:29:46Z

Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez has emerged as a top target for Valencia, according to AS.

The 2019 Copa del Rey winners are keen on negotiating a deal for the Uruguayan, who could be lured to the Mestalla by the prospect of Champions League football.

Maxi Gomez contributed 13 goals and five assists in 35 La Liga appearances for Celta Vigo this season.

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Dzeko agrees on Inter switch

2019-06-03T06:58:11Z

AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko has agreed on personal terms for a transfer to Inter this summer, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Nerazzurri are now aiming to successfully negotiate a deal with the Giallorossi, who are demanding a fee within the region of €20 million ($22m, £18m).

Dzeko contributed nine goals and six assists in 33 Serie A appearances for Roma this season.

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Newcastle set to target Hurtado & Trapp

2019-06-03T06:29:29Z

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to bring Venezuela striker Jan Hurtado and Paris Saint Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to the club during the transfer window.

The former, a 19-year-old of Gimnasia La Plata in Argentina, could be available for around £7 million, but he is also generating interest from Serie A clubs.

The latter, meanwhile, is third choice 'keeper at PSG and open to leaving the club this summer, but Benitez will only be granted funds if a proposed takeover by The Bin Zayed Group is completed at Newcastle.

Koeman rules himself out of contention for Barca job

2019-06-03T06:03:26Z

Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman has ruled himself out of the running to replace Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona - according to De Telegraaf.

The former Southampton and Everton boss is unwilling to leave his post with the national side, ahead of the UEFA Nations League semi-finals this week.

Rumours over Valverde's position continue to swirl after a mixed campaign at Camp Nou, which saw Barca fail to reach the Champions League final for a fourth successive year.

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Galaxy only team to meet Pavon asking price

2019-06-03T05:00:23Z

Cristian Pavon could be heading to Los Angeles to join up with the Galaxy. 

Media outlets in Argentina (via MLS Buzz) are reporting that the Boca star, often linked with a move to Europe, has just one club willing to pay the asking price for the club, which sits around $14 million (£​11m). 

Bernardeschi backs Sarri for Juventus post

2019-06-03T04:50:39Z

Federico Bernardeschi believes that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri​ would be a good fit at Juventus.

The midfielder claims that whoever the club bring in, he's sure they will be a good hire, but also says the Chelsea boss has a good profile for the job. 

"As a player I can say that Sarri is a valid profile to me, but I don't know if he will be the next manager," he told reporters. 

To read more from the Juventus man click here. 

De Laurentiis promises 'good news' for Napoli on Monday

2019-06-03T02:35:17Z

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has hinted that the club will be announcing a signing on Monday. 

The Serie A side's boss has made it clear the club are chasing a forward and teased the potential return of Fabio Quagliarella. 

"If we find a right forward we will make a sacrifice," he told Sky Sports. "The return of Quagliarella would be a matter of love and sympathy for a Neapolitan who left for the questions we know. It would be like a form of compensation.

"On Monday I will give you good news for this summer."

Check out the full article on Goal 

Griezmann on his future: That's a good question

2019-06-03T02:17:18Z

Antoine Griezmann​ is still not ready to make an announcement on his future. 

The Atletico Madrid forward has made it clear he is leaving the club, with links to Barcelona and Manchester United both linked to the France star. 

But when asked about his future following a French win over Bolivia on Sunday, he told reporters: "I don't know, that's a good question.

"Let's see. Everything in its time."

Read more from Griezmann right here!

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Strootman says Marseille want to sell him

2019-06-02T23:43:52Z

Kevin Strootman says that Marseille have told him that they will be forced to sell him this summer. 

Strootman was brought in from Roma last summer for €25 million (£23m/$29m) in an attempt to reach the Champions League

But Marseille fell short of that goal in 2018-19, and the Netherlands international appears on his way out of the club after just one season.

Read the full story on Goal. 

 

Liverpool to reward Klopp with new £10m deal

2019-06-02T22:55:21Z

The German manager still has three years left on his current contract

Liverpool are set to reward Jurgen Klopp for his Champions League win with a new deal worth £10 million ($13m) per season, reports The Daily Mail. 

Klopp, who took over the Reds in 2015, has a contract currently with three years left to run, paying him £7m ($9m) per season.

But Liverpool ownership want to show their commitment by locking down the 51-year-old to an even longer and more lucrative deal.

Tottenham to spend big to keep Pochettino around

2019-06-02T22:45:05Z

Tottenham are planning on backing manager Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market to keep him at the club, according to the Mirror

Spurs have not made a new signing since January 2018, but still reached the Champions League final under the Argentine's guidance. 

With Pochettino one of the most sought-after managers in world football, Spurs know they must end their transfer drought in a big way this summer.

Financial Fair Play could prevent Lukaku move to Inter

2019-06-02T22:30:34Z

Inter's need to raise £40 million (€45m/$51m) to avoid a Financial Fair Play violation could prevent a move for Romelu Lukaku, according to The Sun.  

Antonio Conte is targeting the Manchester United striker this summer as Inter look to move on from Mauro Icardi. 

But the club must raise £40m by the end of June, and will be unable to add Lukaku's salary and transfer fee to their books unless they do so. 

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Giampaolo could bring Andersen & Praet to Milan

2019-06-02T22:10:10Z

Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo could bring Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet to Milan if he becomes manager, reports Corriere dello Sport.

Milan are closing in on naming Giampaolo their new manager, with the 52-year-old planning on implementing a 4-3-1-2 system at San Siro.

Should he move to Milan, Giampaolo may be able to convince two of his biggest stars at Sampdoria to join him at his new club. 

Conte turned down Spurs earlier this year

2019-06-02T22:06:02Z

Antonio Conte turned down the chance to manage Tottenham earlier this season, according to Calciomercato

With Mauricio Pochettino eyeing a move to Real Madrid or Manchester United, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy offered Conte €10 million (£9m/$11m) per season to take over. 

Conte decided to turn down Spurs due to their history of a lack of investment in the transfer market, and instead landed with Inter this week.