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    Pellegrini to make Estudiantes return from Inter Miami

    Matias Pellegrini is set to join Estudiantes after he was forced off Inter Miami's roster, reports Cielo Sports.

    Pellegrini joined Inter Miami from Estudiantes ahead of the 2020 season, but was forced off the club's MLS roster ahead of this season due to a roster rules violation.

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    Parsons to take over Netherlands

    Portland Thorns head coach Mark Parsons will take over the Netherlands women's national team after the 2021 NWSL season, reports The Athletic.

    Parsons took over the Thorns in 2016 and turned them into a league power, winning one NWSL championship and one NWSL Shield. 
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    Xavi renews with Al-Sadd

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    Haaland hints at Dortmund stay if they reach UCL

    Erling Haaland has hinted he could remain at Borussia Dortmund beyond this campaign if the club are able to reach the Champions League next season.

    Haaland's side are currently in fourth place in the Bundesliga, holding on to the final Champions League spot by just one point over Eintracht Frankfurt with two games left.

    Read the full story on Goal

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    Former Man Utd star Valencia confirms retirement

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    Orlando City and Orlando Pride to be sold to Wilf family

  • The Catalans are exploring alternatives to Ronald Koeman
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    Barcelona reach out to Flick (ESPN)

    Barcelona recently reached out to Hansi Flick to guage his availability for their head coaching job, reports ESPN.

    Flick will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and Barca were told that he will take over as Germany boss after the European Championships.

    Ronald Koeman is under increasing pressure as it now appears likely Barca will not win La Liga this term.

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    Benedetto turns down Sao Paulo approach

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    Marseille forward Dario Benedetto has turned down an approach from Sao Paulo, reports Ole.

    The 30-year-old previously starred for Boca Juniors but is understood to prefer staying in Europe for now.

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    Lavelle to leave City and join OL Reign

  • The Red Devils are looking for a new partner for Harry Maguire
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    Man Utd keen on Romero move (Sky Sports)

    Manchester United are keen on a move for Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero, reports Sky Sports.

    The 23-year-old has impressed on loan from Juventus this season, with Atalanta expected to take up their £21.5 million (€25m/$30m) purchase option.

    Atalanta could then turn around and sell Romero for profit, with United keen to find a new centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.

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    Lampard emerges as Palace frontrunner

    Frank Lampard could be in line to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace, reports the Telegraph.

    The club is currently considering moving on from Hodgson and turning to Lampard, who departed Chelsea midway through this campaign after just a season-and-a-half in charge.

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    Southampton confirm Bertrand exit

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    Southampton have confirmed that Ryan Bertrand will leave the club this summer.

    The defender has been linked with both Arsenal and AC Milan and will now be available this summer on a free transfer.

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    Stoney already linked with NWSL gig

    Casey Stoney could already be closing in on a new job.

    According to the Athletic, soon-to-be-former Man Utd manager is in discussions with Jill Ellis over a move to San Diego to manage the NWSL expansion team for the 2022 season.

    The San Diego team has yet to be confirmed but could be set to move soon amid uncertainty with the plan to expand to Sacramento. 

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    OL Reign announce Le Sommer signing

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    Man Utd's Stoney to step down at end of season

    Manchester United manager Casey Stoney will step down at the end of the season.

    Stoney has been in charge since 2018, leading the club to promotion to an immediate promotion to the WSL, where they finished fourth this season.

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    Stekelenburg extends Ajax stay

    Maarten Stekelenburg has signed a new contract with Ajax, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

    The goalkeeper's original deal was set to end next month, but Stekelenburg will now stay on through the end of next season.

    Stekelenburg has played 301 official matches for Ajax's first team throughout his two stints with the club.

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    Forsberg signs extension with Leipzig

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    Former Atlanta youngster sets sights on Europe

    Former Atlanta United youngster Chris Goslin is trialing in Europe, reports the Washington Post.

    Goslin is set to train with several different clubs as he looks to earn a contract offer in Europe.

    The former U.S. youth international nearly signed in Lithuania in 2020 but saw the deal collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    'Lots of offers from top clubs' for Camavinga - agent

    Eduardo Camavinga's agent, Jonathan Barnett, says they have had "a lot of offers from top clubs" for the Rennes star.

    The midfielder, who finished second in Goal's NXGN list of the best young footballers in 2021, has been linked with several top European sides including Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

    Barnett says the 18-year-old, who already has three senior international caps for France, is swimming in offers and will have his pick of clubs this summer, should he decide to move on.

    Read more here.

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    Barcelona interested in Inter's Bastoni

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    Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni is the subject of interest from Barcelona - according to Calcio Mercato.

    The Blaugrana are weighing up a summer swoop for the 22-year-old as Ronaldo Koeman seeks to bolster his options across the pitch.

    Bastoni, whose current deal at Inter is due to run until 2023, has helped the club win their first Serie A title since 2009-10 this season.

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    Everton to let Walcott leave

    Everton are set to let Theo Walcott leave the club this summer - according to Football Insider.

    The 32-year-old is currently on loan at Southampton, but his current deal at Goodison Park will expire at the end of June.

    Walcott has appeared in 19 Premier League games for the Saints this term, scoring twice.

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    Sporting eager to sign Joao Mario from Inter on permanent deal

    Sporting CP are eager to sign Joao Mario from Inter on a permanent deal - according to Calcio Mercato.

    The 28-year-old joined the Portuguese club on loan last summer and has since helped them clinch the 2020-21 Primeira Liga title.

    Sporting will seek to sign Mario outright at the end of the season, with Inter set to accept a bid of around €7 million.

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    Mourinho wants Romero at Roma

    Jose Mourinho wants to bring Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero to Roma for next season - as The Express reports.

    The Portuguese worked with the 34-year-old at Old Trafford between 2016 and 2018, and is eager to arrange a reunion at Stadio Olimpico when he replaces Paulo Fonseca this summer.

    Romero will become available on a free transfer when his current contract at United expires at the end of June.

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    Neymar: I want to play with Ronaldo

    Neymar has revealed that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been strongly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent months.

    PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£190m/$269m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had established himself among the best players of his generation.

    The Brazilian shone alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, and has also thrived in a world-class squad at Parc des Princes, but still harbours ambitions to play alongside a five-time Ballon d'Or winner currently plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Kahn: Bayern will not loan out Nubel

    No 2 goalkeeper Alexander Nubel will stay at Bayern Munich next season and will not be loaned out, says incoming CEO Oliver Kahn.

    "With Alexander we are not thinking about giving him up at the moment," Kahn told Bild.

    Signed from Schalke in the summer, Nubel has only played three times this season and has failed to dislodge Manuel Neuer as Bayern No 1.

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    Leicester 'keen on West Brom midfielder Pereira'

    Leicester City want to sign West Bromwich Albion winger Matheus Pereira following the Baggies' relegation from the Premier League, claim the Express.

    The 25-year-old has scored 10 goals in 31 Premier League appearances this season, providing rare bright moments in a tough season for West Brom.

    He is tipped to stay in the top-flight, with Leicester said to be leading a queue that includes Leeds and Aston Villa.

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    Juventus face €90m loss after hiring cut-price Pirlo

    Andrea Pirlo's first season as a coach at any level has been a disaster.

    Juventus, who began the season bidding for a 10th successive Scudetto, are now in very real danger of failing to qualify for next season's Champions League, which would greatly exacerbate their already significant financial problems.

    How have the Old Lady got into such a state? Mark Doyle takes a look.

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    WSL champions Chelsea sign Nouwen

    Chelsea have signed Netherlands defender Aniek Nouwen on a three-year deal from PSV, the newly crowned Women's Super League champions have announced.

    The 22-year-old, who has 14 senior international caps, will move to England in the summer after the conclusion of the Eredivisie season.

    She told the Blues website: "There were other clubs who were interested, but I made my decision to join Chelsea pretty fast!

    "To play in the English league has always been a dream for me as it is the best competition and it provides the best opportunity for me to develop even more. I’m very honoured and proud to become a Blue and I can’t wait to be a part of this winning team. I want to win prizes and play in the big games."

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    Barca set sights on Buffon

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    Barcelona have set their sights on Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon - according to Foot Mercato.

    The 43-year-old will become available on a free transfer this summer after announcing his decision to leave Turin.

    Barca are poised to swoop for Buffon to provide extra cover for No.1 shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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    Atletico to swoop for De Paul

    Atletico Madrid are planning to swoop for Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, according to Calcio Mercato.

    AC Milan, Juventus and Napoli have also been linked with the 26-year-old, who has been valued at €50 million (£43m/$61m).

    However, Atletico are hoping to secure De Paul's services for €40m (£34m/$48m) with Udinese open to his sale.

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    Thiago Silva set to pen fresh terms at Chelsea

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    Lewandowski reacts to talk of Serie A switch

    Robert Lewandowski admits to being a fan of Italian football, but the Bayern Munich striker has suggested that no move to Serie A will be made any time soon.

    The prolific Polish striker has seen a switch speculated on heading towards the summer transfer window, with it reported that the 32-year-old may be open to taking on a new challenge.

    He has, however, shut down that gossip for now, with a man tied to a contract at the Allianz Arena through to 2023 claiming to have no intention of leaving Germany.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Chivas want Alvarez

    Sources have told Goal that Chivas want to sign LA Galaxy starlet Efrain Alvarez this summer.

    Read the full story here!

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    Toronto FC unveils Dwyer

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    Mourinho asks to join White pursuit

    Jose Mourinho is working quickly to establish Roma's transfer targets for the upcoming window, with Brighton defender Ben White emerging as a top priority, claims The Sun.

    The 23-year-old would reportedly cost the Serie A club a fee in the range of £45 million (€52m/$64m).

    Manchester United and Arsenal are also thought to be in the running to sign White.

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    Relegated Fulham back Parker

    Fulham are sticking with manager Scott Parker despite their relegation, Sky Sports reports, and will give him funds to build out his squad before next year in hopes of earning a quick return to the Premier League.

    Parker has two years left on his contract at Craven Cottage.

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    Haaland fee 'unimaginable for Bayern'

    Bayern Munich executive Oliver Kahn has dowplayed the clubs chances of signing Erling Haaland in an interview for the Sport Bild weekly print edition.

    "Sorry, whoever speaks about that didn't understand the situation yet," he said. "A package that costs - as we heard - over €100m is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment."

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    DFB president steps down

    DFB president Fritz Keller has resigned effective next week, reports Kicker.

    The head of the German FA has been under fire after he referred to vice president Rainer Koch as a Nazi two weeks ago.

    Said the organisation in a statement: "President Fritz Keller, on his own free decision, under the responsibility of the office as president, declared his basic willingness to resign on Monday, May 17, 2021 after the negotiations before the DFB sports court."

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    Utrecht give Timber two-year deal

    FC Utrecht has signed defender Dylan Timber to a two-year contract, the club announced on its official website.

    The 21-year-old comes over from Dutch side Sparta Nijkerk. His younger brother Quinten also plays for Utrecht.

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    Pedri loan vetoed last year

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    Ronald Koeman pushed to loan out youngster Pedri last summer but was told no by Barcelona's upper management, reports La Porteria.

    The 18-year-old has gone on to feature 35 times in La Liga this year, winning the trust of his boss during a tight title race.

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    Arsenal target £25m Dembele (The Telegraph)

    Arsenal are interested in signing Moussa Dembele from Lyon for a fee in the range of £25 million (€29m/$35m), according to The Telegraph.

    Dembele, 24, has spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Atletico Madrid but has failed to notch a single goal for Diego Simeone's side in six appearances.

    Still, the French forward has a long history before 2020-21 of being prolific in front of the net, and that might be seen as more indicative of his true talent level.

  • Ronald Koeman hopes he can net a return for his out-of-favour midfielder
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    Barca want to swap Pjanic for Jorginho (Sport)

    Barcelona want to involve Miralem Pjanic in a swap deal for Chelsea's Jorginho, says Sport.

    Pjanic has yet to contribute to a goal in any competition in his first year at Camp Nou, while Jorginho has been a more consistent producer at Stamford Bridge. That means the Blues might require significant cash sent their way for a barter to be agreed upon.

    If Chelsea don't bite, it is said that Inter are another option for Pjanic, who has spent most of his career in Serie A.

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    Leno: I want to stay at Arsenal

    Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno sees a future for himself in north London after previously suggesting he could seek opportunities elsewhere.

    The German has been reliable this year even as his team's performance level has dropped.

    Read more on Goal!