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21:00 GMT+3 06/07/2018
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Man Utd look to steal Ronaldo deal


Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking at what it would take to outbid Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo, reports the Sun.

The Red Devils have long been rumoured to want a reunion with the Portugal star and believe his move to Juventus is not a done deal, despite Ronaldo having agreed a deal with the Serie A champions .

While the club also remain interested in Gareth Bale and Willian, they have privately conceded they won’t be able to land the Wales international and they are not prepared to match Chelsea’s £70 million ($93m) demand for the Brazil international.

United hope to exploit the relationship with Jose Mendes, Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho’s agent, to facilitate a deal.


Payet back to West Ham is possible


Dimitri Payet has been offered back to West Ham, Goal can confirm, with the Premier League outfit considering re-signing a player they parted with in acrimonious circumstances 18 months ago.

Having grown disillusioned with life at the London Stadium after just one full season in England, the France international forced an exit in January 2017.

He could, however, be set for a second spell in the Premier League, with Manuel Pellegrini looking to bring added creativity onto his books.

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Arthur to Barca for 2018-19


Gremio midfielder Arthur has revealed he will arrive at Barcelona ahead of the 2018-19 La Liga season.

Barcelona agreed a €40 million (£35m/$47m) deal for the 21-year-old in March, with the move initially agreed for January 2019 following the end of the Brazilian domestic season.

However, despite Gremio's initial desires, Barcelona have been able to agree a deal to bring the Brazil Under-20 international to Camp Nou this month, with Arthur holding a press conference to thank his fans for their support.

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PSG complete Buffon capture


Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Gianluigi Buffon, with the 40-year-old goalkeeper penning a one-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions.

The deal which takes the Italian icon to France includes a 12-month extension option, with the Juventus legend taking on a new challenge after 17 years in Turin.

Find out what Buffon has had to say about his move here.


Juve respond to Ronaldo rumours


Juventus have revealed they are "evaluating several opportunities" in the transfer market amid widespread reports of an impending deal for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goal revealed on Thursday that the Serie A champions are closing in on a €100 million (£88m/$117m) capture of the Real Madrid superstar.

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Wolves make £16m Zinchenko bid


Newly-promoted Wolves have made a £16 million ($21.2m) offer for Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko, according to Sky Sports.

The Ukraine international made 16 appearances for Pep Guardiola's side last season but is likely to remain down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium next season.


Chelsea's Eduardo completes season-long loan move


Vitesse have announced the season-long loan signing of Chelsea's third-choice goalkeeper Eduardo.

The 35-year-old was released at the end of the 2017-18 season, having failed to make a single appearance for the Blues, before signing a one-year extension with the club.

Eduardo will immediately make the switch to Vitesse, however, with the Stamford Bridge outfit paying the entirety of his wages.

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'Nice if great guy Blind returns to Ajax'


Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has said that he would one day like Daley Blind to return to Ajax.

The Belgium international defender was a team-mate of the Manchester United man in Amsterdam and believes that it is a real possibility the Dutchman could one day return there. 

Blind is one of the players linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, but Alderweireld has suggested the Netherlands international would be welcomed back at the Amsterdam ArenA.

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Dortmund beat Man Utd to Bafounta signing


Borussia Dortmund have won the race to sign Nantes' teenage wonderkid Kamal Bafounta, Goal understands.

Bafounta,16, is considered one of the finest young talents to come out of France in recent years and while the likes of Manchester United and Inter were keen on signing him, he's chosen to move to Germany.

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Chelsea youngster Panzo snapped up by Monaco


Chelsea youngster Jonathan Panzo has completed a move to Monaco.

Goal reported last week that the 17-year-old centre-back was ready to trade the Premier League club for the Ligue 1 giants, who have earned a reputation for developing exciting young talent in recent years.

As a result of the move Chelsea are due a fee for the player, believed to be in the region of £2.5 million.

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Hazard edges closer to Chelsea exit


Kylian Hazard has moved a step closer to leaving Chelsea after joining Dutch side VVV Venlo on trial.

Hazard, the brother of Eden and Thorgan, joined the Blues in 2017 from Ujpest in Hungary.

However, the midfielder is yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea, plying his trade with the club's development side instead.

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Liverpool enquire about Dybala


Liverpool have checked in on the availability of Paulo Dybala, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The Reds are hoping Dybala becomes available if Cristiano Ronaldo does complete a move to Juventus, and are ready to make a bid.

However, there’s a possibility Dybala could be used as part of the Ronaldo move.


Buffon to complete PSG move


Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will undergo his Paris Saint-Germain medical on Friday, L'Equipe reports.

His move to the club will be made official on Monday, when he is presented to the media.

Buffon, 40, is a free agent after leaving Juventus at the end of June, when his contract expired.


Liverpool yet to make Shaqiri offer


Liverpool retain interest in Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to make an offer for the midfielder, reports the Liverpool Echo .

The Stoke City man has a £13.5 million ($18m) clause in his contract which allows him to leave the relegated Potters.

Shaqiri had been on World Cup duty with Switzerland, but with their elimination, Liverpool must now decide whether or not to make an offer.


Tuchel wants Guerreiro reunion at PSG


Thomas Tuchel wants a reunion with his former charge Raphael Guerreiro at Paris Saint-Germain, according to BILD.

Tuchel worked with Guerreiro, 24, during their time together at Borussia Dortmund and is hoping to lure the Portugal left-back to Paris this summer.


Wilshere set for West Ham medical


Jack Wilshere is set to have a medical ahead of a possible move to West Ham.

The former Arsenal midfielder has become a target for the Hammers at the behest of new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

However, Wilshere will need to pass an exhaustive medical to give West Ham greater assurances of his fitness before any deal is signed.

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Barcelona to make new Willian bid


Barcelona are preparing a new bid for Chelsea winger Willian after having a €57 million (£50m/$66m) offer rebuffed, reports the Daily Mail .

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde wants to bring in more depth to his attack and Willian is a preferred option due to a desire to link him up with Brazil international team-mate Philippe Coutinho.


Sessegnon nears new Fulham contract


Highly-rated teenager Ryan Sessegnon is nearing a deal to extend his time with Fulham, reports the Daily Mail .

The 18-year-old winger has been linked with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and other giants after a stellar season in the Championship.

But he appears set to follow Fulham captain Tom Cairney, who signed a five-year contract, in committing to the newly-promoted Premier League side.


Spurs win Grealish race


Tottenham have won the race to sign Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish after Liverpool failed to bid, reports the Mirror .

The 22-year-old midfielder is with the Championship club’s pre-season camp in Portugal but is expected to join up with Spurs for the Premier League season.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is waiting to make a bid, however, in hopes to further exploit Aston Villa’s cash problems.


Brighton sign Bernardo from Leipzig


Brighton have completed the signing of RB Leipzig defender Bernardo for a reported fee of £9 million (€10.1m).

The 23-year-old Brazilian made 49 appearances for Leipzig after leaving Red Bull Salzburg in 2016, representing the German side in the Champions League and Europa League last season.

He becomes Brighton's fourth signing ahead of the 2018-19 campaign with Chris Hughton already strengthening his hand with the arrivals of Jason Steele, Florin Andone and Leon Balogun.

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Watford add Foster and Sema


Watford have completed the signing of Ben Foster from West Brom on a two-year deal while also adding Sweden international Ken Sema.

The 35-year-old Foster is well known to the Vicarage Road faithful after spending two consecutive seasons on loan with the Hornets from Manchester United during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns.

Sema, who joins on a five-year contract, made headlines last season when he scored the winning goal in Ostersunds' shock 2-1 Europa League win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

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Southgate to remain England boss for 2022 WC


England head coach Gareth Southgate is set to continue in the role through the 2022 World Cup, provided he can qualify for the 2020 Euros, reports the Telegraph .

Southgate has overseen an England squad that won a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time in their history to advance to the quarter-finals against Sweden.

While his current deal would expire in 2020, the Football Association will trigger an extension that takes him to 2022 if he qualifies for the next European Championship, regardless of England's performances at the tournament..


Marsch deep in talks to join RB Leipzig


New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch is in talks to join RB Leipzig for the upcoming season, reports the Athletic .

Marsch is in contention to become the Bundesliga club’s interim head coach for the 2018-19 season before Julian Nagelsmann takes over from Hoffenheim in 2019-20.

If Marsch does depart, and he would need to work out assurances of his future with the Red Bull organization beyond this current season, Chris Armas would take over with New York.


Lingard to receive new Man Utd deal


Manchester United are ready to give midfielder Jesse Lingard a new contract, reports the Sun .

The England international signed a new contract just over a year ago, but United are concerned what interest he may draw if he shines for the Three Lions.

United may be willing to double his wages in order to ensure he remains at Old Trafford.


Everton reject RB Leipzig's Lookman bid


Everton have rejected a bid of around €14 million (£12m/$16m) from RB Leipzig for Ademola Lookman, reports the Mirror .

Lookman impressed on loan with the Bundesliga side last season and the club are deciding whether to make an improved offer.

While Lookman wants to make the move, Marco Silva and Everton are reluctant to allow him to leave.