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Diabate joins Trabzonspor from Leicester

2020-09-25T22:10:49Z

Telles wants to join Man Utd

2020-09-25T21:48:02Z

Porto left-back Alex Telles wants to join Manchester United, according to Sky Sports. 

United have been chasing the 27-year-old Brazilian, who has entered the final year of his contract with the Portuguese side.

The Red Devils are still looking to negotiate down the fee for Telles, with Porto currently demanding around £40 million (€44m/$51m).

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Balagizi signs first pro deal with Liverpool

2020-09-25T21:23:10Z

Sevilla await improved City bid for Kounde

2020-09-25T21:00:14Z

Sevilla are expecting an improved bid from Manchester City for defender Jules Kounde, reports ESPN.

The Liga side rejected a €55 million (£50m/$64m) offer from City for the France U-21 star, as they feel they will be able to secure a higher fee next summer.

But City could come in with an improved offer for Kounde, which could prove too hard for Sevilla to turn down.

Man Utd plan at least two more signings

2020-09-25T20:34:07Z

Manchester United are planning at least two more signings before the window closes, according to The Sun.

United have only managed to bring in Donny van de Beek from Ajax during the current window as they continue to be frustrated in their pursuit of other targets.

But United will push on and are hoping to land both Jadon Sancho and Alex Telles within the coming weeks.

Aouar gives green light to Arsenal move

2020-09-25T20:08:28Z

The 22-year-old could be heading for north London

Lyon star Houssem Aouar has given his approval for a move to Arsenal, according to Telefoot.

The 22-year-old preferred to join either Barcelona or Juventus but with no offers from those teams forthcoming, he has decided to join the Gunners instead.

Arsenal and Lyon will now meet to discuss a transfer fee for the midfielder. 

Tottenham in talks to sign Inter star Skriniar

2020-09-25T19:42:45Z

Tottenham are in talks to sign Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar, according to The Sun.

It is understood that Skriniar is keen on a move to England, with Jose Mourinho having tracked the 25-year-old for several years. 

However, Tottenham have so far been unwilling to meet Inter's £55 million (€60m/$70m) asking price for the Slovakian. 

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Man City in talks with Benfica over Ruben Dias

2020-09-25T19:13:27Z

Manchester City are in talks with Benfica over a move for defender Ruben Dias, reports the BBC.

City are still in the market for a right-sided centre-back, having yet to adequately replace Vincent Kompany after the Belgian left following the 2018-19 season.

With City unwilling to meet Napoli's asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly, they have turned their attention toward the 23-year-old Portugal international.

Man City defender Couto joins Girona on loan

2020-09-25T18:47:59Z

Manchester City defender Yan Couto has joined Girona on a season-long loan.

The right-back joined City from Coritiba in his native Brazil after turning 18 on June 3.

Leeds eye AZ captain Koopmeiners

2020-09-25T18:22:45Z

Leeds United are eyeing a move for AZ midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, according to The Telegraph.

Marcelo Bielsa is looking to strengthen his side's central midfield after Pablo Hernandez was ruled out for two weeks with a groin strain.

Koopmeiners, 22, has been capped for the Netherlands at various youth levels and can also play at centre-back.

Rudiger set for Chelsea exit with PSG, Barca & Roma interest

2020-09-25T17:35:15Z

Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Roma are all interested in a move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. 

Chelsea are hoping to sell the Germany defender in the transfer window, but may have to settle on loaning him out after he dropped down the Stamford Bridge depth chart.

Read Goal's report on Rudiger's future right here

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Chelsea sign 16-year-old Finnish striker

2020-09-25T17:10:21Z

Chelsea have signed Aleksi Heino, who will join the club's academy on a two-year deal.

Heino joins the Blues from FC Inter in Finland, who announced the deal on Friday.

In August, the 16-year-old forward went on trial with both Wolfsburg and Chelsea, with the latter closing a deal that will see the striker feature for the club's U-18s.

USMNT's Yedlin in talks with MLS clubs

2020-09-25T16:50:11Z

U.S. men's national team defender DeAndre Yedlin is in talks with MLS clubs, reports MLSSoccer.com.

A move to MLS would only be possible if Newcastle let the fullback move on for free, but Yedlin could also sign a precontract in January as his current contract nears an end.

Yedlin still has interest from Europe, and would need to take a paycut to make a return to MLS, where he originally broke through with the Seattle Sounders.

Ex-Liverpool forward Duncan joins Derby

2020-09-25T16:30:20Z

Liverpool academy product Bobby Duncan has joined Derby, the club announced.

Duncan was most recently at Fiorentina, having moved to Italy in September 2019 after scoring 30 goals at at the academy level for Liverpool the season before.

The forward has represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level.

“Bobby Duncan is a player with plenty of potential and we are delighted that he has chosen to join Derby County," said Derby’s Academy Director Darren Wassall/

“Initially, Bobby will join our Under-23s squad. Like with any other player in our Academy set-up, if they perform both in training and in matches then there is a pathway at this club to progress to the first-team.”

Liverpool youngster set for first pro deal

2020-09-25T16:10:24Z

Liverpool have announced that James Balagizi has signed his first professional contract.

The 17-year-old midfielder made his U18s debut at age 15, scoring twice against Blackburn Rovers.

Balgazi recently debuted for the U21s,  coming off the bench against Wigan Athletic in the EFL Trophy.

Zidane not expecting late splurge

2020-09-25T15:50:30Z

Zinedine Zidane says he is not expecting a late splurge on the transfer market from Real Madrid.

The manager insists he won't pressure the board into any big signings as he is prepared to start the season with the squad he has.

Read the full story on Goal! 

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Leeds loan midfielder to Oldham

2020-09-25T15:25:46Z

Leeds have loaned midfielder Alfie McCalmont to Oldham until the end of the season, the club announced.

McCalmont has made two first-team appearances for Leeds, and will now continue his development with the League Two side.

The 20-year-old midfielder has earned one cap for Northern Ireland. 

Bentaleb 'set for Sampdoria move'

2020-09-25T14:59:54Z

Schalke finally look to be selling former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, according to reports in Italy.

The Algerian international, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle United, is on the verge of a move to Serie A club Sampdoria, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

Bentaleb, who only has one year left on his contract, is out of favour with Schalke manager David Wagner.

‘Liverpool need Koulibaly, but not for silly money’

2020-09-25T14:29:41Z

Liverpool still need to be looking at bringing in another centre-half, says Steve Nicol, but the Reds have been warned against paying “silly money” for Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.

The former Reds defender told ESPN FC: “If the money is right [it’s a no-brainer], but clearly, they’re asking for silly money.

“The chairman at Napoli is well known for being tough to deal with. If it’s silly money it won’t happen, but I’d like to see it happen. 

“The guy is absolutely in the prime of his career, he’s a great centre-back. Any team on the planet would like to have this guy, but it depends on the money.

“I think Napoli will be asking for too much money, so I don’t think it’ll happen - but it would be nice if it did.” 

Leeds target Gvardiol moves to RB Leipzig

2020-09-25T14:00:27Z

Defender Josko Gvardiol has moved to RB Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb, having previously been linked to Leeds United.

The Croatian centre-back has made the switch for €16 million (£14.5m/$18.5m), however has rejoined Dinamo on loan for the 2020-21 season.

According to reports in Croatia, there are various clauses in Gvardiol's contract regarding appearances and whether Dinamo qualify for the Champions League which, if met, could push the transfer fee to over €20m (£18m/$23m).

Khelifi joins Dijon on loan

2020-09-25T13:29:39Z

Paris Saint-Germain striker Lea Khelifi has joined Dijon on a season-long loan, however there is no option to buy.

The 21-year-old joined PSG in 2019 and has scored four goals in 15 matches. She has made 33 international appearances at various levels between U16 and U23 for France.

Atletico offer one-year contract to Cavani

2020-09-25T13:00:25Z

Atletico Madrid have offered Edinson Cavani a one-year contract with the option for a further 12 months, Goal can reveal.

The offer comes days after Atletico completed a deal to sign Luis Suarez from Barcelona for €6 million (£5.5m/$7m) - now they are looking to bring his Uruguay international team-mate to Wanda Metropolitano.

However, there is a major hurdle in the way of the deal - Diego Costa. Atletico must sell the Spain international striker before they can sign Cavani, as they cannot afford the wages of all three star strikers.

Check out the full story on Goal!

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Man Utd-linked Jimenez 'open to everything'

2020-09-25T12:30:01Z

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Raul Jimenez remains "open to everything" as he continues to spark talk of interest from the likes of Manchester United and Juventus, but the Wolves striker will not be pushing for a move away from Molineux.

Speaking at an event at Mexico's London embassy to celebrate the country's independence, the talented forward told reporters: "I have three more seasons left [on my contract].

"If I stay here at Wolves, I’d be very happy. We know that anything can happen and there could be a change. I’m open to everything.

"I already had the luck to play some games [in the Champions League]. It’s something incredible and it’s in my plans to play again, but first I have to do what I have to do with Wolves."

Check out the full story on Goal!

Roma keen on Mayoral deal

2020-09-25T12:00:19Z

Roma are exploring the possibility of signing Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral as a back-up for first-choice striker Edin Dzeko, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international eventually ended up staying at Stadio Olimpico despite interest from Juventus, who signed Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid instead.

And Roma are now looking to add options to their attack, with Mayoral, who is way down the pecking order at Madrid, in their sights and the player keen on the move.

It is understood that the Serie A side could land the Spaniard for €10 million plus add-ons, with Mayoral having not played for Madrid's first team since the 2018-19 season. 

Arsenal's Partey frustration | Torreira talks progress

2020-09-25T11:30:35Z

Gunners are keen on a swap deal but Atleti holding firm

Arsenal are continuing to be frustrated in their attempts to sign Thomas Partey despite talks progressing with Atletico Madrid over a deal for Lucas Torreira.

Atleti are keen on a loan move for Torreira, while the Gunners want to sell to bring in money to help them land Partey, their priority target for the summer.

Sources have confirmed to Goal that the Spanish side are so far refusing to even discuss the possibility of including the Ghana international in any deal for Torreira, with talks due to continue.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Marseille sign Luis Henrique in €12m deal

2020-09-25T11:00:56Z

Messi slams Barca over Suarez exit

2020-09-25T10:30:28Z

Argentine aims fresh dig at Camp Nou giants

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Lionel Messi has aimed a fresh dig at Barcelona on the back of his efforts to leave the club, with the Argentine questioning the decision at Camp Nou to "throw out" Luis Suarez.

In an emotional goodbye post published on his Instagram page, Messi wrote: 

"We're going to miss you so much. We spent many years together, many lunches and many dinners. So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together.

"It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch. You deserved a farewell that fit with who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club. Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level.

"You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore."

Check out the full story on Goal!

The rise of new Chelsea new boy Mendy

2020-09-25T10:00:00Z

The goalkeeper is described as intelligent and principled by those who know him and has fought his way up the ranks to earn a shot at Stamford Bridge

Want to know more about Chelsea's latest signing? Blues correspondent Nizaar Kinsella has you covered:

From unemployment to potential Chelsea No.1: The rise of Edouard Mendy

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Monaco sign Benfica starlet on loan

2020-09-25T09:30:00Z

Ligue 1 outfit Monaco have announced the one-season loan signing of defensive midfielder Florentino Luis from Benfica.

How Chelsea lost Lamptey to Brighton for £3m

2020-09-25T09:00:00Z

The exciting full-back has been racking up man of the match awards, plaudits and England youth caps since leaving Stamford Bridge - so why did the Blues let him go?

Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella has the details:

How Chelsea lost rising star Lamptey to Brighton for only £3m

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Everton join Milik chase

2020-09-25T08:30:00Z

Carlo Ancelotti's Everton have joined the pool of clubs interested in signing Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, Sky Sport's Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The Polish striker had originally looked set to join Roma, with Edin Dzeko moving to Juventus in something of a transfer carousel.

Those deals have broken down, however, and the Toffees are now in the mix for the 26-year-old alongside Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.

West Brom want Adebayor

2020-09-25T08:00:00Z

West Brom are weighing up a move to bring Emmanuel Adebayor back to the Premier League, claims The Sun.

The former Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City striker is now 36 years of age and has been without a club since leaving Paraguayan outfit Olimpia in July.

Smalling frustrated with Man Utd

2020-09-25T07:30:00Z

Chris Smalling is frustrated at Manchester United for not allowing him to leave, claims the Daily Mail.

The England international defender is eager to link up with Roma, having spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan with the Serie A outfit.

Arsenal yet to discuss Partey deal

2020-09-25T07:00:00Z

Arsenal are in talks with Atletico Madrid regarding a move for Lucas Torreira, but the Evening Standard claims no Thomas Partey discussions have been held.

The Gunners were expected to adopt a one in, one out approach when speaking with Atleti, but they are yet to make an offer for long-standing target Partey.

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Man Utd make final £90m push for Sancho

2020-09-25T06:30:00Z

Red Devils to table take-it-or-leave-it offer for winger

Manchester United are preparing to make a take-it-or-leave-it offer for Jadon Sancho of £90 million ($115m), reports the Daily Star.

Borussia Dortmund have made it clear that they have no intention of parting with the England international, but the Red Devils are ready to make one last push.

Did Barcelona make the right decision with Suarez?

2020-09-25T06:00:00Z

Zidane's son Enzo set to join African giants

2020-09-25T05:00:29Z

Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of Real Madrid legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, is hoping to join Botola Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca, according to his agent Roberto Carlos.

The midfielder played for Juventus, Liceo Frances, San Jose before joining the Blancos youth team in 2004 and spent 10 years in the academy.

Zidane featured for Real Madrid teams C and B, before he made his first-team debut in 2016 in a Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Partey set for Atletico Madrid stay

2020-09-25T04:00:15Z

West Ham offer £32m for Fofana

2020-09-25T03:00:00Z

West Ham have joined Leicester City in the race to sign Saint-Etienne defender Wesley Fofana, claims l'Equipe.

The Hammers are said to have made an offer worth £32 million ($41m) for him, which is higher than Leicester's reported offer.

The Ligue 1 side may look to instigate a bidding war between the two to drive the price up further.

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Inter consider Kabak as Skriniar replacement

2020-09-25T02:00:00Z

Inter are making contingency plans in case star defender Milan Skriniar leaves this summer, according to DiMarzio.

Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, previously linked with Liverpool, has emerged as a target.

Wolves & Atalanta want Gremio's Pepe

2020-09-25T01:00:00Z

Wolves and Atalanta are competing to sign Brazilian forward Pepe from Gremio, according to UOL.

The 23-year-old has scored four goals in his last five games, and Gremio would hope to keep hold of him until the end of the Brazilian season.

Khedira set for Juventus exit

2020-09-25T00:00:00Z

Sami Khedira's time at Juventus is coming to a close, with Fabrizio Romano reporting he will leave as a free agent next week.

Juve are looking to move on some of their squad players, though it is said no offers have yet been made for Douglas Costa, who had been linked with Barcelona and Wolves.

Balotelli nears Genoa move

2020-09-24T23:00:00Z

Mario Balotelli's proposed move to Genoa is at an advanced stage, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport.

It is suggested he is likely to sign a one-year contract, with the option for another year.

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Real Madrid forward Mayoral agrees terms with Roma

2020-09-24T22:45:59Z

Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral has agreed a move to Roma, according to DiMarzio.

However, the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement.

Mayoral is in the last year of his contract but could still sign a new deal and move on loan.

Kepa heading for Chelsea loan exit

2020-09-24T22:30:43Z

Mendy set to become first choice

Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to leave Chelsea on loan, claims the Sun.

The Blues have brought in Edouard Mendy following months of sub-par performances, and the new man may become first-choice goalkeeper straight away.

As such, Frank Lampard is reportedly set to allow Kepa to leave on loan before the transfer window closes if a club can be found. 

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Palace eye Clark as Van Aanholt replacement

2020-09-24T22:15:33Z

Crystal Palace are monitoring Vitesse left-back Max Clark as a possible replacement for Patrick van Aanhold, reports the Daily Mail.

Van Aanholt is in the final year of his career and there are reportedly doubts over his future at the club.

Clark, 24, joined Vitesse from Hull City two years ago and has represented England at youth level.

Juve target €60m Chiesa

2020-09-24T22:00:43Z

Fiorentina could allow him to leave

Juventus are considering making an offer for Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa, according to Alfredo Pedulla.

It is claimed his current side will demand €60 million (£55m/$70m) for him.

Juve chief Fabio Paratici is said to have met with agent Fali Ramadani to discuss a move.