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Zenga lands Venezia manager job

2018-10-13T04:48:46Z

Walter Zenga has been named the new manager at Venezia, the club have announced

The long time Inter goalkeeper takes over for the sacked Stefano Vecchi. 

Henry wants Ampadu as part of Monaco coaching staff

2018-10-12T22:32:31Z

Thierry Henry wants to add Arsenal Under 18 coach Kwame Ampadu to his staff at Monaco, according to the Daily Mail.

Ampadu, who is the father of Chelsea starlet Ethan, became close with Henry when the pair worked together at Arsenal. 

Henry is set to take over Monaco after the club sacked former manager Leonardo Jardim on Thursday. 

Zinchenko open to Napoli move - agent

2018-10-12T21:15:51Z

Oleksandr Zinchenko's agent has suggested that the Man City winger is open to joining Napoli in January.

The 21-year-old has only made two appearances for City this season and, speaking to Radio Marte, his agent Alan Prudnikov indicated he is open to a move away. 

“Napoli showed interest both over the summer and the year before, but never managed to find an agreement with Manchester City," Prudnikov said. 

“I met with [Napoli director Cristiano] Giuntoli and we laid down the foundations of a deal with Zinchenko. But the two clubs could not agree a fee. We’d be ready to discuss it again, though.”

Manchester United ahead of Liverpool in race for teenage prodigy

2018-10-12T20:29:00Z

Manchester United have moved ahead of Liverpool and Everton in the hunt to sign teenager Isak Hansen-Aaroen according to the Sun.

The 14-year-old midfielder has had trials with all three clubs, but United's Head of Academy Recruitment David Harrison may have held talks regarding a move for Hansen-Aaroen to join the Red Devils when he turns 16.

Hansen-Aaroen's club, Tromso, have admitted having discussions with United and say they are working with the teen's family about an agreement.

Henry to be named Monaco manager on Saturday

2018-10-12T20:05:26Z

The Arsenal legend will sign a three-year deal with the Ligue 1 side

Thierry Henry has signed a three-year deal to become Monaco's new manager, reports L'Equipe.

Henry will take over for Leonardo Jardim, who was sacked on Thursday, and will be officially confirmed as the club's new boss on Saturday. 

The 41-year-old former France international played for Monaco from 1993 to 1999, before moving to Juventus and eventually to Arsenal. 

PSG target Wenger as Henrique replacement

2018-10-12T19:40:28Z

The former Arsenal man would take over after the January window

Paris Saint-Germain are targeting former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as their new general manager, reports ESPN.

Wenger would replace current sporting director Antero Henrique after the January window, though a decision from the ex-Gunners boss is not expected until closer to Christmas.

Henrique has failed to secure transfers for multiple club targets, but PSG are hesitant to sack him before January for fears it could create a staff exodus that would be hard to fill.

West Ham interested in Cahill

2018-10-12T19:13:28Z

West Ham are interested pursuing Chelsea's Gary Cahill in January, reports the Mirror.

The Blues defender has struggled for first-team opportunties this season and would be willing to leave in the winter to find them.

Cahill is one of the options being considered by Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini, who has the full support of the board after a strong run following a slow start to the season.

Defoe contacts West Ham over January return

2018-10-12T18:26:09Z

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has contacted former club West Ham over a return in January, reports Football Insider. 

The 36-year-old has struggled for game time with the Cherries this season, making just four appearances in all competitions.

Defoe has sounded out his former club over a move, with the Hammers potentially interested due to fitness concerns over Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez, and the indifferent form of Lucas Perez.

Real Madrid watching Leo Santos

2018-10-12T17:42:33Z

Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Corinthians defender Leo Santos, according to Marca

The 19-year-old has impressed in his first season as a starter for the Brazilian side, and was recently called up to the Brazil U-20 team. 

Santos has a contract with Corinthians until 2020. 

'Mourinho sacking would be unfair'

2018-10-12T16:56:55Z

Michael Essien has claimed that it would be "unfair" if Manchester United sacked manager Jose Mourinho. 

Essien, who played under Mourinho at Chelsea, has insisted that the Portuguese still the right man for the job.

Read what Essien had to say right here on Goal!

Bailly to consider Man Utd exit in the summer

2018-10-12T16:25:50Z

Eric Bailly will consider an exit from Manchester United next summer if his playing time doesn't improve, reports ESPN FC. 

The Ivory Coast defender has started just three Premier League games this season, and wants to see if he can earn more minutes before the end of the season. 

Should his playing time not improve then the 24-year-old could ask for a move away, with United understood to be reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival.  

Atletico Madrid plotting Cavani move

2018-10-12T15:42:37Z

Atletico Madrid are planning a move for PSG star Edinson Cavani in the summer, claims Sport

Atleti manager Diego Simeone has long coveted the Uruguayan, whose contract is set to expire at the end of next season. 

The only potential drawbacks for Atleti are Cavani's age (31), and the fact that PSG would likely demand at least €60 million (£53m/$69m) for the forward. 

Milinkovic-Savic pleased with Man Utd scouting mission

2018-10-12T15:00:00Z

Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is delighted that Jose Mourinho saw him play during Serbia's 2-0 win over Montenegro.

“I’m a Lazio player, but obviously I was pleased that a coach of his calibre came to see the game,” he told reporters.

Read the full story on Goal!

Former Man City & Celtic striker retires

2018-10-12T14:45:47Z

Dortmund do €23m Alcacer deal

2018-10-12T14:33:52Z

Borussia Dortmund have already agreed a €23 million (£20m/$27m) deal with Barcelona for Paco Alcacer, reports Bild.

The Spain international striker is currently taking in a loan spell in Germany but, after netting seven goals in four games, that switch is set to be made permanent.

Man Utd turn attention to Allegri

2018-10-12T13:40:59Z

Manchester United have made Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri their preferred to choice to succeed Jose Mourinho, reports Calciomercato.

The Red Devils have been linked with the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte as speculation regarding the future of their current manager rages.

Those at Old Trafford are, however, looking to Italy and a multiple Serie A title winner as they continue to weigh up their options amid much talk of a new era being opened.

Hazard transfer hints excite Real Madrid stars

2018-10-12T13:11:26Z

Eden Hazard’s comments regarding a possible move to Real Madrid have been well received by those already at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Goal understanding that the Chelsea forward’s transfer hints have excited star turns in the Spanish capital.

The Belgium international has admitted that he considers the Blancos to be his "dream" club and conceded that he may require a switch to Spain in order to land himself a Ballon d'Or award.

Here's the full story on how his comments are being received in the Spanish capital.

Icardi to receive Inter offer amid exit talk

2018-10-12T12:40:58Z

Inter are planning to put a new contract to Mauro Icardi amid ongoing speculation suggesting that the Argentine could be lured to Real Madrid or Manchester United.

His current deal at San Siro includes a €110 million (£96m/$126m) release clause which can be activated in the first two weeks of July, and the Nerazzurri are eager to remove that exit trigger.

Read the full story on Goal!

Juve in no rush with Rugani deal

2018-10-12T12:04:47Z

Juventus do not consider a new contract for Daniele Rugani to be a top priority, reports Calciomercato, despite the defender being heavily linked with Chelsea.

His current terms in Turin are due to run until 2021 and the Bianconeri believe time is still on their side.

Ramsey plans to run down Arsenal deal

2018-10-12T11:29:16Z

Midfielder to leave Gunners as free agent

Aaron Ramsey claims he thought an extension to his Arsenal contract had been agreed at one stage, but he is now planning on running down his deal and dropping into the free agent pool.

The Wales international has said: “Everything has been going great with the club – we thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case. So I just have to carry on playing my football and do my best for Arsenal this season and I’ll leave the rest with the club now."

Read the full story on Goal!

AC Milan and Roma open De Ligt talks

2018-10-12T10:56:19Z

AC Milan and Roma are both interested in signing Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, and have opened talks with the player, per Calciomercato.

The star is valued at €50 million (£43.8m/$57m) and has also been heavily linked with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester City.

Arsenal legend Henry backed to take Monaco job

2018-10-12T10:41:21Z

Monaco full-back Benjamin Henrichs has backed Thierry Henry to take over at the club after Leonardo Jardim's sacking.

Jardim left the club earlier this week amid intense speculation regarding Henry's position.

"It would be interesting if he comes here. But I can't say more," Henrichs said.

Read the full story on Goal!

Akanji airs Man Utd ambition

2018-10-12T10:00:40Z

Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has opened the door to a future transfer to Manchester United by airing his ambition to one day grace the pitch at Old Trafford.

The Switzerland international was linked with the Red Devils during the January transfer window, but ended up completing a €22 million (£19m/$25m) switch to Germany

Here’s what he has had to say on a potential move further down the line.

Everton distance themselves from Nasri links

2018-10-12T09:31:35Z

Everton have sought to distance themselves from reports suggesting that they could sign Samir Nasri, claims the Liverpool Echo.

With the former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder set to complete a drugs ban in November, it had been claimed that the Toffees could offer the Frenchman a route back to English football.

Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic back at Man Utd

2018-10-12T08:54:35Z

Zlatan lined up for Red Devils return

Jose Mourinho is plotting a sensational move to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Manchester United in January, according to ESPN.

The enigmatic Swede departed Old Trafford in March as he linked up with MLS side the LA Galaxy.

He has starred in America and could return to England on a short-term agreement, at 37 years of age, as Mourinho endeavours to reignite the Red Devils' attacking spark.

Tottenham to target £40m Ake

2018-10-12T08:35:38Z

Tottenham have made Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake a top target as they prepare to part with Jan Vertonghen, claims The Sun.

Spurs will, however, need to part with around £40 million ($53m) if they are to bring a former Chelsea star onto their books.

Man Utd prepared to trigger Lucas Hernandez clause

2018-10-12T07:41:14Z

Manchester United are readying a "dizzying" offer for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, according to Marca.

The France international has a £70 million ($93m) buyout clause in his contract, with the Red Devils joining arch-rivals Manchester City in considering a big-money January approach.

Everton move would be 'crazy' for Ziyech

2018-10-12T06:47:00Z

Arsenal and Liverpool are better clubs for Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech but a move to Everton would be 'crazy', according to the player's representative Rene van der Gijp.

The Morrocco international had indicated his readiness to leave the Amsterdam Arena outfit in the summer but could not secure a move.

Find out what his agent has had to say on his future plans here.

Spurs join Man Utd in Milenkovic hunt

2018-10-12T06:10:52Z

Mauricio Pochettino has joined the chase for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, with the Mirror revealing that Tottenham are prepared to battle Manchester United for the Serbian.

With Toby Alderweireld facing an uncertain future in north London, Spurs are ready to land a long-term replacement during the January transfer window.

Tottenham linked with Bakambu

2018-10-12T04:45:53Z

Tottenham are interested in adding forward Cedrid Backambu, according to L'Est Republican.

The DR Congo international departed Villarreal for the Chinese Super League in January, and has since scored 19 times in 23 matches for Beijing Guoan.

Spurs have already "laid the groundwork" for a potential transfer as the club looks to bolster its forward depth.

Roma's Under set for new deal

2018-10-12T04:06:29Z

Roma's Cengiz Under is set to sign a new deal with the club, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Turkish star has been linked with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Arsenal in recent weeks.

Under is Roma's lowest paid player currently and, although he is signed through 2022, the club is looking to keep him happy with a new deal as big clubs prepare offers. 

Wellington Phoenix sign Spanish midfielder Mandi

2018-10-12T02:31:16Z

Wellington Phoenix have signed Spanish midfielder Mandi, the club announced. 

A product of the Real Madrid academy, Mandi joins the club from Almeria in Spain's second division.

The 29-year-old midfielder has also played at Elche and Sporting Gijon. 

Gazidis could bring Ramsey to Milan

2018-10-12T01:40:26Z

AC Milan is the latest club to be linked to Aaron Ramsey, per Corriere dello Sport.

Former Arsenal executive Ivan Gazidis is now with the club and could help bring the midfielder to the club.

Ramsey is out of contract this summer, and a number of big clubs have been said to be interested in pursuing a move for the midfielder, who wouldn't require a transfer fee. 

Modric to Inter impossible in January?

2018-10-12T00:27:39Z

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio dismissed the possibility of Real Madrid star Luka Modric arriving in January, describing a transfer as "impossible".

Modric emerged as Inter's primary transfer target following the World Cup in Russia, where the Croatia captain won the Golden Ball, but the Serie A side were unable to lure him from Madrid.

Read the full story on Goal

Everton weighing up move for Nasri

2018-10-11T22:35:18Z

Former Arsenal and Man City midfielder seen potential creative boost

Everton are reportedly considering a move for Samir Nasri, according to the Daily Mail.

Nasri is currently without a club and would be eligible for a free transfer following the expiration of his drugs ban next month.

The former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder is seen as a potential boost to Everton's creative options.

A two-time Premier League champion, Nasri would be seen as competition for Gylfi Siggurdson and Richarlison. 

Dortmund agrees to deal for Alcacer

2018-10-11T22:29:59Z

Borussia Dortmund have agreed to a deal that will keep Paco Alcacer with the club through 2023, according to Bild.

The Spanish forward joined the club on loan this summer following a frustrating stint with Barcelona after joining from Valencia.

Alcacer has enjoyed a stunning start to the season, though, scoring seven goals in four matches.

Manchester City and Barcelona to battle for Ajax duo

2018-10-11T22:22:10Z

Manchester City and Barcelona are set to do battle to sign the Ajax duo of Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs De Ligt.

The two Dutch internationals are among the most coveted prospects in Europe, and both sides believe they have the advantage in signing the two.

Read the full story on Goal!

Bayern set to battle Arsenal and Man Utd for Pepe

2018-10-11T22:18:17Z

Bayern Munich are set to battle Arsenal and Manchester United to Lille winger Nicholas Pepe, according to Bild.

The Ivorian has become a hot commodity following a strong start to the Ligue 1 campaign, as Pepe has provided six goals and four assists to start the season.

Pepe could be a potential long-term replacement for Arjen Robben as Bayern look to reload the attack as the Dutchman and Franck Ribery head into their final years. 

NYCFC re-signs trio to multi-year deals

2018-10-11T22:14:00Z

New York City FC has signed Sean Johnson, Alexander Ring and Alexander Callens to multi-year contracts, the club announced on Thursday.

Ring, an MLS All-Star this summer, is widely viewed as one of the top midfielders in MLS, while goalkeeper Johnson and central defender Callens have helped lead a defense that has the team set for a playoff berth.

All three joined the club ahead of the 2017 season while making a combined 190 appearances across all competitions.