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Hellmann leaves Internacional


Odair Hellmann has left his post as manager of Brazilian side Internacional after just under two years at the helm.

Beckham's Miami after Cavani, Suarez, Silva


David Beckham's new MLS franchise Inter Miami are going after some of the world's biggest stars.

Co-owner Jorge Mas confirmed to Agencia EFE that they have already been in talks with Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and David Silva.

"We’re going to sign players at the highest level," Mas vowed.

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Madrid surprised by Ramos Olympic ambitions


Sergio Ramos' apparent ambitions to play for Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has surprised both Real Madrid and the Spanish FA (RFEF), according to Mundo Deportivo.

Madrid may well be concerned at the wear and tear accrued during a summer also containing Euro 2020, while Ramos will be 34 by the time Madrid's season finishes.

It is thought Ramos has not yet spoken with Zinedine Zidane about his reported plans.

Messi ready for new Barca contract


Lionel Messi has given the thumbs-up to talks over a new contract at Barcelona, saying he wants to stay there 'forever'.

The Spanish giants have been keen to tie Messi down to a new deal, after speculation in recent years that he could look to wind his career down elsewhere.

“If they want me, I am delighted," he told RAC-1. "My idea is to stay here forever. It has always been like this and remains the same way; nothing has changed.”

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Lyon in talks to buy NWSL side


French giants Lyon are moving closer to a deal to purchase a club from the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), according to president Jean-Michel Aulas.

"If things progress as we wish, we could before the end of October announce an exclusive negotiation," Aulas told l'Equipe, with two teams reported to have been approached.

The league, currently comprised of nine teams, is thought to be targeting an expansion to 12 in the coming years.

Ranieri set for Sampdoria job


Claudio Ranieri is set to take over as manager of struggling Serie A side Sampdoria, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Sampdoria are bottom of the table with three points from their first seven games.

If he is confirmed as manager, Ranieri's first game would see him come up against former side Roma, who he left earlier this year.

Bayern may consider permanent deal for Persic


Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenige says the club would consider a permanent deal for on loan winger Ivan Perisic.

The Croatia international has impressed in Germany after making a temporary switch from Inter.

“I won’t rule [signing him permanently] out, he has had a good start to the season," said the executive.

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Ozil to move to Italy


Calciomercato says that Mesut Ozil will be offered a route out of Arsenal by a Serie A club.

The Germany international is not in Unai Emery's plans in London but Milan, Inter or Napoli may offer him a lifeline.

The report also links Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, with a move to Fenerbahce.

United urged to sign Mandzukic


Former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov believes out-of-favour Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic may be the answer to the attacking woes at Old Trafford.

Speaking with Betfair Berbatov questioned United's decision to sell Romelu Lukaku without a replacement, but said the Croatia international could mirror the success of another Red Devil's striker.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic was 34 when he signed for United and he didn't have any problems. Mandzukic is a similar age and hope he could have the same impact if he signs." Berbatov said.

Man Utd to give Ole time to sign up to eight players


Under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given time, and backing in the transfer market, to undertake a rebuilding project at Old Trafford.

Despite the Red Devil's getting off to their worst start in 30 years The Telegraph say the hierarchy at the club support the Norwegian's long-term plan.

“Ole is looking at a three-year vision of a squad. It will be an evolution over the coming years,” a club source told the paper.

Inter in pole position for Rakitic


Mundo Deportivo reports that Inter are the most likely destination for Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic.

The Croatia international has been relegated to a substitute role so far this season, but other top European clubs are interested in him, says the report.

Rakitic has said he wants to stay at Barcelona, but he will move on if he isn't going to get any game time at Camp Nou.

Carabao Cup: A Space Odyssey


Former EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey has revealed he had planned to hold the Carabao Cup draw in space.

“Genuinely, we opened up discussions with the International Space Station,” he told the Telegraph.

Earlier this season, the draw for the first round of the competition was held in a branch of supermarket Morrison's in Colindale, London.

Ramos dreaming of Olympic gold


Sergio Ramos wants to go to next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo as one of the three permitted over-23 players in Spain's squad, report El Mundo.

This is despite the football tournament beginning only ten days after the final of Euro 2020 on July 12.

With the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 Euros already under his belt, Olympic gold represents the last major international trophy Ramos hasn't yet won.

McClaren wants Sunderland job


Former Middlesbrough and Newcastle boss Steve McClaren wants to complete his north-east set at managerless Sunderland, according to the Northern Echo.

His former Boro striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is another name reported to have registered interest in the job, alongside the likes of Daniel Stendel and Phil Parkinson.

Former boss Jack Ross was sacked this week with the Black Cats sixth in League One after 11 games, four points off the automatic promotion places with a game in hand.


Milan considered Ancelotti call


Massimiliano Mirabelli, former sporting director of AC Milan, says he considered bringing Carlo Ancelotti back to the club as manager after Li Yonghong took over the club in 2017.

“We thought about him and there was some talk,” Mirabelli told Radio Kiss Kiss, adding that he had also wanted to sign Napoli forward Jose Callejon.

Ancelotti managed Milan between 2001 and 2009, winning one Serie A title and two Champions Leagues.

Pique 'tried to buy Notts County'


Barcelona defender Gerard Pique failed with an audacious bid to buy National League side Notts County over the summer, according to the Athletic.

While the move was eventually scuppered by the club's financial problems, it is thought Pique wanted to turn County into one of England's premier finishing schools for young players - after his own experiences at Barca's La Masia academy.

Talks had taken place between former owner Alan Hardy and Kosmos Global Holding, the sports, media and entertainment company Pique co-founded in 2017.


Van Bronckhorst earmarked for New York City FC role


Giovanni van Bronckhorst is being lined up for a future role inside the City Football Group, with New York City FC a potential long-term destination.

The former Netherlands international has been spending time at Manchester City in recent weeks, working with coaches and gaining an understanding of how the organisation works.

Check out the full story on his future with Goal.

Atletico in talks to renew Partey's contract


Atletico Madrid are currently negotiating a new deal with Thomas Partey as they look to fend off interest from European rivals.

The Madrid outfit are making efforts to improve Partey's salary and also increase his €50 million release clause.

Goal understands that an agreement is imminent between both parties and it will be made public before Christmas.

Arsenal urged to keep youngsters


Man Utd chase Norway midfielder Normann


Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Rostov midfielder Mathias Normann as they look to add some more depth to their midfield, Goal can confirm.

United’s interest in Normann is unrelated to their ambition to lure West Ham midfielder Declan Rice to Old Trafford ahead of next season, with Kalidou Koulibaly and Jadon Sancho other names high on the club’s shortlist.

Check out the full story here.

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Man Utd plan £130m Leicester double raid


Red Devils line up Maddison & Chilwell

Manchester United are looking to swoop for Leicester pair James Maddison and Ben Chilwell to help solve their form crisis, says The Sun.

The Red Devils have endured a rough start to the season and are looking to fix their fortunes.

They hope that the Foxes pair could prove to be key, having already seized former defender Harry Maguire this summer.

Man City join Ruben Dias race


Manchester City have joined the race for Benfica defender Ruben Dias alongside rivals Manchester United, says the Mirror.

The 22-year-old had been a reported target for the Red Devils.

But with City looking to bolster their defensive options following injuries at the back, Pep Guardiola's side could effectively hijack their interest.

Koulibaly turning out Man Utd talk


Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is focused on winning with his current club amid talk of a potential move to Manchester United.

Goal can confirm that United are considering a move for Koulibaly ahead of the 2020-21 season, irrespective of whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still manager at Old Trafford.

United have endured their worst start to a season in 30 years and are already eyeing up potential signings for next year, including 28-year-old Koulibaly and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Pique wanted to buy Notts County


Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was close to piecing together a package to purchase Notts County over the summer, reports ESPN.

The World Cup winner has a number of business interests outside of Camp Nou and was eager to find a club in England to use as a feeder side.

County suffered relegation out of the Football League in 2018-19.

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Man Utd looking to land four new signings


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the support of Manchester United's board and will be given money to spend in January, claims The Times.

The Red Devils are said to be looking at making four additions to their ranks, with another centre-forward top of their wish list.

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Cancelo wanted by Marseille


Mexico international defender Carlos Salcedo is a target for Marseille, according to the blog Football Club de Marseille.

Andre Villas-Boas is said to be keen on luring the 26-year-old centre-half away from Tigres.

Neymar happy at PSG?


'Muller won't leave Bayern Munich'


Thomas Muller has been heavily linked with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in the past, but former Bayern Munich boss Ottmar Hitzfeld cannot see a “world-class” talent leaving the German giants.

Transfer talk around the 30-year-old World Cup winner has surfaced again amid struggles for regular game time at the Bundesliga champions.

Muller has started just three league games in 2019-20, while only seven minutes have been seen off the bench in the Champions League.

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Mourinho turned down Lyon job


Jose Mourinho turned down the managerial position at Lyon following Sylvinho's exit following an approach by club president Jean-Michel Aulas, per RMC via Maxifoot.

The Portuguese has been out of a job since he left Manchester United but has turned down several advances from other teams since, having hinted at a desire to return to Real Madrid instead.

Laurent Blanc remains the frontrunner to take over at the Ligue 1 club.

Guardiola: City won't sell Foden


Phil Foden is a “magician” and the natural heir to David Silva at Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola, with any suitors warned that €500 million (£450m/$550m) would not be enough to land the teenage midfielder.

The 19-year-old does not enjoy the most prominent of standings at the Etihad Stadium just yet.

He is a highly-regarded academy graduate tied to a long-term contract, but faces fierce competition for places at the Premier League champions from more experienced international stars.

Read the full story on GOAL here!

Bale could make Man Utd loan move


Gareth Bale could seal a January loan move to Manchester United as his relationship with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane worsens, per Talksport.

The Welshman was widely expected to leave for China ahead of the new campaign, only for the deal to be pulled at the last hour.

Despite maintaining a semi-regular place for Los Blancos, the forward is widely expected to depart as he continues to clash with the Frenchman.

Matic on Inter's radar for January


Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is unhappy at Old Trafford and could move to Inter in January, according to FC Inter News

The Serbian is struggling for minutes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and with his contract expiring at the end of the season, a potential transfer to Italy could be on the cards.

Matic is reportedly open to a move to Serie A, while Conte appears keen to reunite with his former Chelsea player. 


Sampdoria weighing up Ranieri offer


Claudio Ranieri is in line to become the new coach of Sampdoria with a decision to be made in the coming days, reports Gianluca Dimarzio

After sacking Eusebio Di Fancesco before the international break, Sampdoria have already been rejected by former AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso and are considering moving on to Ranieri, who is open to an offer. 

The club are currently last in Serie A having lost six of their first seven league matches. 

Fiorentina lock down Castrovilli


Serie A side Fiorentina are set to announce the re-signing of Gaetano Castrovilli on Thursday, according to Calciomercato.

The midfielder is set to put pen to paper to a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2024. 

Castrovilli, 22, is set to earn an increased wage of around €1 million each year as part of his new contract.  

Can frustrated by lack of game time at Juventus


German midfielder Emre Can has hit out at a lack of game time this season with Juventus.

The former Liverpool player believes he deserves a chance to impress new manager Maurizio Sarri. 

Read the full story on Goal!

Sampaoli on Lyon's coaching short list


Former Chile and Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli is on Lyon's short list for their vacant managerial position, Le10Sport claims.

Sampaoli, currently managing Santos FC in Brazil, is joined by Rudi Garcia and Laurent Blanc as they club looks to replace Sylvinho, who was sacked on Monday.

Lyon have yet to open negotiations over Sampaoli or Garcia, making Blanc the favourite for the job as of now.  

Real Madrid to move for Eriksen in January


The Blancos don't want to wait to sign the midfielder on a free

Real Madrid will move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in January, Marca reports. 

Eriksen can leave Spurs on a free transfer at the end of the season but Madrid do not want to leave anything to chance and will bid for the 27-year-old in the winter instead.

Tottenham have accepted that Eriksen is on his way out and will look to cash in on the Dane in January rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.

Ozil fears he's played his last game for Arsenal


The Gunners will look to offload the German in January

Mesut Ozil fears he may have already played his last game for Arsenal, according to the Mirror

The 30-year-old has made just two total appearances for the Gunners this season, most recently playing against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

Unai Emery does not see the German as a fit for his system and Arsenal will look to offload the playmaker in January. 

Juventus to target Emerson in January


Juventus are looking to sign Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in January, according to Calciomercato.

The Italy international has a contract with Chelsea through 2022 and is currently considering a proposal from the Blues to extend that deal through 2024. 

But Maurizio Sarri, who coached Emerson at Chelsea, is hoping to add his former charge to the mix this winter. 

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Cech signs for ice hockey team


Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed with ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix.

The 37-year-old is set to debut in goal for the team on Friday as he looks to start a second career after retiring from football earlier this year.

Read the full story on Goal

Wolves & Aston Villa chasing Bolton winger


Wolves and Aston Villa are both looking to sign Bolton Wanderers winger Dennis Politic, according to Football Insider.

The 19-year-old has impressed with the League One side this season, scoring two goals in 11 appearances in all competitions.

Wolves are considering a January move for the Romanian youth international.