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Arsenal reject Smith Rowe bid

2021-06-28T21:00:55Z

Arsenal have rejected a bid of £30m ($42m) from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe.

The Gunners have reiterated that the England youth international is not for sale despite interest from Villa.

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Parker leaves Fulham as Bournemouth job awaits

2021-06-28T20:00:34Z

Scott Parker is a step closer to taking over at Bournemouth.

The manager's departure from Fulham was confirmed on Monday and The Daily Star says he will soon be announced as the new Cherries boss.

Bambock to return to France

2021-06-28T19:01:11Z

Franck-Yves Bambock is on his way to Ligue 1, according to Foot Mercato.

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder, who came through Paris Saint-Germain's youth academy, has terminated his contract at Maritimo in Portugal and is wanted by French top-flight teams Troyes, Clermont and Strasbourg.

Sampdoria close to D'Aversa appointment

2021-06-28T18:29:01Z

Roberto D'Aversa looks set to take over as Sampdoria coach.

The Serie A side just have the finer details to work out with the former Parma coach, says Sky Sport in Italy. It seems his appointment is imminent.

Arsenal in talks with Benfica for Tavares

2021-06-28T18:00:19Z

Arsenal are in talks with Benfica to sign fullback Nuno Tavares, Goal can confirm.

Tavares is seen as a possible backup for Kieran Tierney, who recently signed a new long-term contract.

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Italian clubs chased Pepi in January

2021-06-28T17:30:54Z

American youngster Ricardo Pepi earned interest from Italy in January, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Pepi has been linked with a move to Germany in the past, having trained with Bayern Munich.

The FC Dallas youngster scored twice in MLS on Sunday night.

Leeds add Miller from Birmingham City

2021-06-28T17:00:29Z

'No option' for Bale to return to Tottenham

2021-06-28T16:30:27Z

Gareth Bale's agent says there's no chance the forward returns to Tottenham.

Bale spent last season on loan with the club but is now expected to return to Real Madrid for the final 12 months of his contract in Spain.

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Ramirez leaves Dynamo for Aberdeen

2021-06-28T15:45:57Z

The Houston Dynamo have sold Christian Ramirez to Aberdeen, the clubs confirmed.

Ramirez scored 35 career MLS goals across stints with the Dynamo, LAFC and Minnesota United and will now head to Scotland to join Aberdeen following the club's fourth-place finish last season.

Securing a centre forward was vital for us and, when we started looking, Christian immediately became a priority," said Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass.

“We have had to work really hard as a Club to get this finalised and we are delighted to be able to add a proven goal scorer who is still at a good age and is a full internationalist.

“We have no doubt he is going to add great value to our team and help all the individuals within it. His professionalism has been known to us for years through his relationship with Allan and his footballing ability will be obvious to everyone. I am sure he will display the reasons why we pursued this deal so vigorously.”

Arsenal tempted by Belotti bid (Calciomercato)

2021-06-28T15:00:00Z

Italian striker on Gunners' radar

Italy international striker Andrea Belotti is an option that Arsenal are mulling over, reports Calciomercato.

The Torino frontman has been a prolific presence in Serie A and may be offered a chance to take on a new challenge in England.

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Milan mulling over Coutinho move

2021-06-28T14:45:00Z

AC Milan are considering a loan move for Philippe Coutinho, claims Marca.

The Brazilian playmaker is surplus to reequirements at Barcelona, but the Liga giants would prefer to put a permanent transfer in place.

Leeds lead the race for Junior Firpo

2021-06-28T14:30:00Z

ESPN reports that Leeds United are leading the race for Barcelona defender Junior Firpo.

Southampton and several Italian sides are also keen on the 24-year-old, but the Whites have stepped up talks over recent days.

Ramos approached by City, PSG & Bayern (ESPN)

2021-06-28T14:15:00Z

Real legend wanted in England, France & Germany

Sergio Ramos has been approached by Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich since revealing that he will be leaving Real Madrid, claims ESPN.

The World Cup-winning defender is 35 years of age but, after 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu, is readying himself for a new challenge.

Man Utd making no Trippier progress (MEN)

2021-06-28T14:00:00Z

Red Devils face right-back struggle

Manchester United are making no progress in their efforts to land England international right-back Kieran Tripper.

The Manchester Evening News reports that Diogo Dalot has been told to report for pre-season training as an agreement for an Atletico Madrid defender remains some way off.

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Muldur on Arsenal's right-back wish list

2021-06-28T13:40:00Z

Turkey international Mert Muldur is a right-back option being explored by Arsenal, claims The Athletic.

Several targets have been lined up by the Gunners, but a raid on Sassuolo could now be put in place as Hector Bellerin edges towards the exits.

Barcelona to miss out on Laporte

2021-06-28T13:20:00Z

Aymeric Laporte is edging out of reach for Barcelona, reports Sport.

The Spain international defender is another Manchester City star to have seen a switch to Camp Nou mooted, but a deal now looks unlikely.

Liverpool & Man Utd set sights on Baumgartner

2021-06-28T13:00:00Z

Liverpool and Manchester United have set their sights on Austria and Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner - according to Kicker.

Both clubs were impressed with the 21-year-old's performances for his country at Euro 2020, and are now considering launching respective summer bids.

 Baumgartner played in all four of Austria's games at the European Championships, scoring in a 1-0 group stage win against Ukraine.

Lazio submit contract offer for Brandt

2021-06-28T12:30:00Z

Lazio have offered Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt a contract at Stadio Olimpico - as Calcio Mercato reports.

The 25-year-old has a four-year deal worth €3.5 million per annum waiting for him in Rome, but BVB are demanding a €25m (£21m/$30m) fee.

Lazio will have to sell players in order to fund the move for Brandt, with Joaquin Correa in line for an exit amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Milan eyeing Jovic swoop

2021-06-28T12:00:00Z

Milan are eyeing a potential swoop for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Rossoneri will turn their attention to the 23-year-old if the fail to sign Olivier Giroud from Chelsea in the coming weeks.

Returning Real boss Carlo Ancelotti does not have Jovic in his plans for the new season, with the club now ready to send him out on loan again with an obligation to buy included in any deal.

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Man Utd to wrap up £77m Sancho deal this week (The Telegraph)

2021-06-28T11:40:44Z

Red Devils close in on primary target

Manchester United are set to wrap up a £77 million ($107m) deal for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho this week - according to The Telegraph.

The England international, who is currently on Euro 2020 duty, is expected to sign a contract with the Red Devils worth £250,000-a-week plus bonuses.

Dortmund have already lined up a replacement for Sancho in the form of PSV winger Noni Madueke - who also plays for England's U21s.


#mufc expected to formally agree a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho this week, with the final fee expected to be worth at least £77.4m
Jadon Sancho is expected to sign a deal with #mufc worth in excess of £250,000-a-week with bonuses

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Bellingham set for Dortmund extension

2021-06-28T11:30:00Z

Jude Bellingham is set to sign a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund - according to The Sun.

The midfielder will renew his current agreement by an extra two years through to 2025 when he turns 18 on Tuesday.

Bellingham is line to play for England in the Euro 2020 round of 16 on the same day, with a clash against Germany on the cards.

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Brighton loan Cochrane to Hearts

2021-06-28T11:11:53Z

Newcastle interested in Benfica ace Silva

2021-06-28T11:00:00Z

Benfica midfielder Rafa Silva is the subject of interest from Newcastle United - according to Record.

The Portuguese club want around €30 million (£26m/$36m) for the 28-year-old, but the Magpies are hoping to arrange a cut-price deal.

Silva played in 29 Primeira Liga matches for Benfica last season, providing five goals and five assists.

Arsenal Women appoint Eidevall as new head coach

2021-06-28T10:30:00Z

Arsenal Women have appointed Jonas Eidevall to succeed Joe Montemurro as their new head coach.

The 38-year-old has been unveiled by the Gunners after leaving Swedish side Rosengard, where he has spent the last three years of his career.

Eidevall replaces Montemurro in the managerial hot seat following the Australian's decision to leave and subsequently move to Juventus, and will now oversee Arsenal's latest pre-season campaign.

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Griezmann an alternative option for Man City (Fichajes)

2021-06-28T10:00:00Z

Blues may turn to Barcelona star

Antoine Griezmann is an alternative attacking option that Manchester City are willing to consider, claims Fichajes.

The Premier League champions have been heavily linked with Harry Kane and Erling Haaland, but Pep Guardiola's attention could switch to a World Cup-winning Frenchman on Barcelona's books.

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Chelsea still considering Toney

2021-06-28T09:30:00Z

Chelsea remain interested in Brentford striker Ivan Toney, reports This Is Futbol.

The Bees frontman broke the 30-goal barrier last season and may be on the move this summer despite helping to secure promotion into the Premier League.

Wolves join the hunt for Cakir

2021-06-28T09:00:00Z

Wolves have, according to Sporx, joined Tottenham in the hunt for Turkey international goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.

Monaco and Inter are also said to be keen on the 25-year-old Trabzonspor star.

Alba intends to remain at Barcelona

2021-06-28T08:30:00Z

Mundo Deportivo reports that Jordi Alba has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer. 

A switch to Inter has been mooted for the Spain international left-back, but he wants to see out a contract at Camp Nou that is due to run until 2024.

Everton set to beat Arsenal to Demiral

2021-06-28T08:00:00Z

Everton are set to beat Arsenal to the signature of Juventus centre-half Merih Demiral - according to Tuttosport.

The Toffees are already negotiating terms with the 23-year-old, who is now being touted to complete a £38 million (£33m/$45m) move to Goodison Park.

Demiral fell down the squad pecking order at Juve in 2020-21, and the Italian giants are ready to move him on this summer.

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Juve interested in PSG full-back Bakker

2021-06-28T07:30:00Z

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Mitchel Bakker is the subject of interest from Juventus - according to Calcio Mercato.

Juve are planning to launch a €15 million (£13m/$18m) bid for the 21-year-old, whose agent Mino Raiola is already engaged in talks with the Italian club.

Bakker, who still has two years remaining on his current contract, played in 26 Ligue 1 games for PSG last term.

Arsenal in talks to sign Benfica defender Tavares (Fabrizio Romano)

2021-06-28T07:00:00Z

Portuguese star touted for Emirates switch

Liverpool contact Coman's representatives (Sport1)

2021-06-28T06:29:00Z

Reds keen on French winger

Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman - according to Sport1.

The 25-year-old's father wants him to head to England, but Bayern are eager to extend his contract beyond its current 2023 expiration date.

The German giants value Coman at around £43 million ($60m), meaning Liverpool would have to sell a player to two before launching a formal bid.

Juve seeking to snatch Sanches

2021-06-28T04:00:00Z

Juventus are ready to make a bid for Lille star Renato Sanches, according to Calciomercato.

Although Manuel Locatelli is set to arrive, if Rodrigo Betancur or Aaron Ramsey departs, the Portugal star could arrive in Turin.

However, they face competition from Milan.

Felipe Anderson set for Lazio return?

2021-06-28T03:30:00Z

Felipe Anderson could move back to Lazio this summer, according to Sky Sport Italia.

He spent last season on loan at Porto from West Ham but struggled to make an impression. His stock, however, remains high in Rome.

Barcelona want Roma goalkeeper

2021-06-28T02:30:00Z

Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Barca need to replace Neto and will challenge Marseille for the Spain international.

Malen and Dumfries set to leave PSV

2021-06-28T01:29:14Z

Netherlands stars Donyell Malen and Denzel Dumfries are set to depart PSV this summer, the club have admitted.

Speaking to NOS, boss Roger Schmidt said: "It has been clear to me for some time that Donyell and Denzel are likely to leave. Actually last summer.

“I also take it into account and if they do stay, that is great.

"But we have to prepare ourselves that we will have to play without both next season.”

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Man Utd make contact with Camavinga

2021-06-28T01:00:00Z

Manchester United have been in touch with Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes, according to RMC.

The teenage midfielder, who is valued around €100m (£86m/$119m), has already debuted for France but has made his priority to move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Two clubs aiming to sign Jovic

2021-06-28T00:29:51Z

There are two candidates to sign Luka Jovic from Real Madrid, according to AS.

The striker is not wanted by Carlo Ancelotti, and though the identity of one club has not been revealed, the other is thought to be Milan.

Hakimi to complete PSG move Monday (Gazzetta)

2021-06-28T00:00:00Z

PSG close in on Inter star

Achraf Hakimi will complete his move to PSG on Monday, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Ligue 1 side have won their fight with Chelsea to sign the Inter full-back, who will move for a fee in the region of €70 (£60m/$83.5m) million.

Ramsey eager to stay at Juventus

2021-06-27T05:00:00Z

Aaron Ramsey does not want to leave Juventus, according to Sky Sports.

The Wales star has struggled since leaving Arsenal for Italy but is hoping for more success under Max Allegri.