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Higuain wants to end career at Juve


Gonzalo Higuain is hoping to return to Italy and play for parent club Juventus next season, according to the Mirror.

The striker spent the season on loan with AC Milan and then Chelsea, but is hoping to play a part for the Serie A champions next term.

The 31-year-old scored five times in 18 appearances for Chelsea, and netted eight goals in 22 games with Milan.

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Lazio want €50m for Strakosha


Lazio have told Arsenal and Tottenham they will need to pay €50m (£44.5m/$56m) to sign Thomas Strakosha, according to

The Albanian goalkeeper made 44 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit, keeping 13 clean sheets.

That hefty asking price is likely to deter interest from both London clubs, however, who have more pressing areas to strengthen. 

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Dortmund want Hummels back


Borussia Dortmund are hoping to bring Mats Hummels back to the club in a shock move this summer, according to Bild.

The Bayern Munich centre-half joined from Dortmund in 2016, but could be set for a surprise return, with Niko Kovac open to selling him.

Hummels, 30, played 33 times in all competitions for the eventual Bundesliga winners. 

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Arsenal close to Edu appointment


Arsenal are reportedly close to appointing Edu as their new technical director, according to the Mirror.

The Gunners lost Sven Mislintat mid-season and this summer's transfer dealings have been moving slowly in his absence.

Edu is currently the nation team coordinator with the Brazilian football federation, and will link up with his former club following the Copa America.

Ajax set £30m Ziyech price tag


Ajax are looking for just over £30m (€34m/$38m) for attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech, according to the Mirror.

Liverpool and Arsenal, in particular, have been heavily linked with the Moroccan after his stellar performances for the Eredivisie side en route to the Champions League semi-finals.

He scored 21 goals and registered 24 assists in all competitions and was rumoured to have a £25m (€28m/$31m) release clause, but that appears not to be the case.


Leverkusen land PSG's Diaby


Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed the signing of young striker Moussa Diaby from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Diaby made 34 appearances across all competitions last season for Thomas Tuchel's side, scoring four times and registering seven assists.

But the France Under-20 forward has now completed a switch to Germany, with Leverkusen signing the 19-year-old for a reported fee of €15m (£13m/$17m).

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Liverpool given Werner boost


Bayern Munich have cooled their interest in RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, opening the door for Liverpool to capture the German international, says The Mirror.

The Bundesliga champions were thought to have been in pole position to snap up Werner, but have switched their focus to Manchester City's Leroy Sane according to the paper.

Leipzig value the forward at around £50m ($63m) which may discourage both clubs.


Celtic call out Turnbull and his agent


Celtic have confirmed they've reached an agreement with Motherwell to sign David Turnbull for a club-record fee.

The Scottish champions contend the deal is being held-up by the player and his representatives, despite the 'magnificent offer' they have made regarding personal terms.

Celtic say they are content with their offer and await a decision, 'If not, we move on' they said on Twitter.


Leonardo returns to PSG


Leonardo has returned to PSG as sporting director after a six-year absence.

The club confirmed the long-expected move on Twitter.

He replaces Antero Henrique who left the club by mutual consent earlier on Friday.

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Cabaye to return to Europe


France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye could be on the verge of a return to European football after a spell in the UAE.

The former Newcastle, PSG and Crystal Palace man is attracting interest in Germany according to L'Equipe.

The paper reports that Schalke and another unnamed German club, plus several Ligue 1 teams could be in for the midfielder, who has been without a club since January.

Arsenal make new Perisic approach


Arsenal have made a fresh approach to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter, according to FC Inter News.

The Gunners were interested in the winger in January but a deal never materialised. 

However, they have renewed their interest and the player is much keener on a move to the Emirates than the likes of Leicester or Wolves, who have registered their interest but been knocked back.


Championship clubs circle over Morrison


Reading, Bristol City and Blackburn are all interested in signing James Morrison on a free transfer, according to Sky Sports.

The Championship trio would welcome the addition of the midfielder as he leaves West Brom after his contract there was not extended.

Morrison, 33, ends a 12-year association with the Baggies, having joined from Middlesbrough in 2007.

Barca open to Rakitic sale


Barcelona are open to the sale of Ivan Rakitic this summer, according to Cadena SER.

The midfielder is not in head coach Ernesto Valverde's plans for next season and, with the arrival of Frenkie de Jong, will be moved on to help balance the books.

However, an offer is yet to arrive that is appealing to both club and player.

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QPR sign Kelly


QPR have announced the signing of goalkeeper Liam Kelly from Livingston on their official website.

The 23-year-old came through the ranks with Rangers and has had an impressive season in Scotland with Livingston after joining them permanently last summer.

Kelly is Mark Warburton's first signing as manager since arriving at Loftus Road.

Guardiola planning sabbatical if City win Champions League


Pep Guardiola is reportedly planning to take a break from football next summer if he manages to win the Champions League with Manchester City, according to the Daily Star.

The decorated coach took a 12-month sabbatical after four successful years in charge at Barcelona, citing the need to rest and recover away from the pressures of the job.

His current contract runs until the summer of 2021, but he could cut that short if he is able to lead City to their first-ever Champions League title.

Man City sign 14-year-old Bolton striker


Manchester City have signed young striker Daniel Ogwuru from Bolton for around £100,000.

The player had been available for free following the relegated Championship club's financial woes but City's offer of £100k includes a number of performance-related add-ons related to the club’s various youth teams.

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'Bale would walk into Man Utd team'


Gareth Bale would "walk into" the Manchester United team, according to former Wales and Liverpool striker Ian Rush.

Reports have suggested the 29-year-old will be moving on from Real Madrid in the summer, with the Red Devils and Tottenham reportedly keen.

And Rush thinks Bale is more than capable of making his mark at Old Trafford, should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side make a move for him.

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Fornals to shine in England?


Backroom shake-up at AC Milan


Paolo Maldini has been named AC Milan's new technical director, while Zvonimir Boban has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief football officer.

Milan icon Maldini replaces Leonardo in the post while Boban, who played for the club between 1991 and 2001, has left FIFA - where he was the body's deputy secretary general - to return Italy.

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'Ronaldo wants James at Juventus'



Cristiano Ronaldo wants to be reunited with former Real Madrid team-mate James Rodriguez at Juventus, according to Lothar Matthaus.

James's two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich came to an end at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season and it is expected that he'll move on from Madrid in the summer.

And Germany legend Matthaus says James told him that Ronaldo's been in touch in an attempt to convince him to make the switch to Serie A.

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Arsenal & Spurs waiting on Malcom decision


Arsenal and Tottenham are waiting on Malcom to make a decision on his Barcelona future.

Mundo Deportivo claims that the Brazilian forward is set to hold discussions with the Liga giants next week and may decide to ask for a move elsewhere.


Red Devils still keen on Longstaff


Manchester United are still considering an approach for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, claims ESPN.

The 21-year-old first registered on the Red Devils' radar during a breakthrough campaign in 2018-19 and a summer approach could now be made.

Derby set out Lampard demands


Derby will demand £4 million in compensation from Chelsea for Frank Lampard, reports The Telegraph.

With Maurizio Sarri edging ever closer to leaving Stamford Bridge for Juventus, the Blues are ready to turn to a familiar face as their next boss.

Man Utd confident in Maguire chase


Manchester United believe they have won the race for Harry Maguire, reports the Daily Mail.

Competition for the Leicester defender has eased due to the demands of the Foxes, leaving the Red Devils in the clear.

Valencia has offer from Premier League new boys


Sheffield United have put an offer to former Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia, claims the Daily Mail.

The 33-year-old is a free agent after reaching the end of his contract at Old Trafford and may be tempted to prolong his adventure in England with the Premier League new boys.

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Brighton looking to tie up Trossard


Brighton are in talks to sign Genk winger Leandro Trossard, reports The Argus.

Trossard scored 22 goals and provided 11 assists in 47 appearances last season and is said to have an £18 million ($23m) price tag on his head.

Everton eye quick deal for Cillessen


Everton want to tie up a deal for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as quickly as possible, reports Spanish publication Sport.

The Netherlands international is looking for a way out of Camp Nou and the Toffees are looking to push through another agreement with the Blaugrana.

The next Galactico?


Real Madrid snap up 'Japanese Messi'


Real Madrid have won the race for Japanese sensation Takefusa Kubo, with the youngster agreeing a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu having previously spent time with Barcelona.

He was in the La Masia academy system between 2011 and 2015, but is now back in Spain with the Blaugrana's Clasico rivals.

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Arsenal to open contract talks with strike duo


Gunners planning new deals for key men

Arsenal are planning to open contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, claims

Both of the Gunners strikers have sparked transfer talk of late and those in north London are eager to bring the speculation to a close.

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Lukaku agrees terms with Inter


Romelu Lukaku has agreed terms with Inter, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Manchester United striker has been heavily linked with a summer move to Italy and could soon be joining Antonio Conte at San Siro.

Villa join Butland chase


Aston Villa have joined Bournemouth in the chase for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to Sky Sports.

The England international is expected to be on the move this summer, with a step up into the Premier League set to be made.

Witsel hints at more Dortmund deals


Borussia Dortmund have already tied up deals for Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Nico Schulz, but Axel Witsel has hinted that there could be more to come.

The Belgium international midfielder told BILD: “We're stronger now we've got Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Nico Schulz.

“I played against Brandt in Leverkusen, it was hard work. I'm delighted for Thorgan, too; he's only going to get better, but they're all good transfers. We need them, and perhaps there are more on the way.”

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Higuain & Manolas could swap places


Juventus and Roma could strike up a deal to swap Gonzalo Higuain for Kostas Manolas, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Italian outlet claims the striker's value matches that of the defender's release clause (€36 million) and that the deal could suit both parties.

Edin Dzeko is widely believed to be on his way to Inter ahead of the 2018-19 season, while Manolas is said to be a big fan of soon-to-be-Juve boss Maurizio Sarri's style of football.

Boro announce Woodgate


'Sell Lovren, buy De Ligt'


Dejan Lovren is worth £25 million ($32m), according to Liverpool legend Steve Nicol, but should be moved on amid links to AC Milan and talk that the Reds may be keen on Matthijs de Ligt.

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Lyon sign 'Mendy heir'


Following the announcement of Ferland Mendy's move to Real Madrid, Lyon have signed 17-year-old PSV left-back in the hopes that the young Belgian will one day replace his predecessor.

First, however, Deyonge will continue his development with OL's youth set-up.

PSV want Torino's Vojnovic


Eredivisie side PSV are keen to sign Torino defender Lyanco Vojnovic, according to Eindhovens Dagblad.

Vojnovic, Brazil-born and of Serbian heritage, spent the second half of last season on loan with Bologna, making 13 Serie A appearances and scoring one goal.

The 22-year-old is said to be in demand meaning PSV must act quickly, but Torino's asking price of at least €10 million (£9m/$11m) could prove problematic.

Walker set for new City deal


Kyle Walker is set to sign a two-year contract extension with Manchester City.

Walker joined City for an initial £50 million ($63m) in the summer of 2017 and still has three years left on his current deal.

The Premier League champions' pursuit of Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo has not dissuaded the 29-year-old from committing the final years of his career to the club.

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Sarri on verge of Juve move


Italian all set to leave Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri is expected to be announced as Juventus' new head coach after Chelsea reached an agreement with the Italian champions over a compensation fee to release the 60-year-old from his duties at Stamford Bridge.

Bianconeri official Fabio Paratici has spent the last few days in London speaking with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia – owner Roman Abramovich's right hand and famously shrewd negotiator – concerning a deal for the Europa League-winning manager.

Sources familiar with the talks have confirmed that an agreement has now been reached and only the finer details remain. 

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Stoke to offer Hart lifeline


Stoke will make a move for Joe Hart if Jack Butland leaves the club this summer, claims The Sun.

One England international goalkeeper is being linked with a move to the Premier League, while another finds himself struggling for opportunities at Burnley.

Hart, who has suffered a humbling fall from grace since being frozen out at Manchester City, could be offered the chance to rediscover his spark with the Potters.


Milan to make move for Manolas


AC Milan are readying a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, according to Calciomercato.

The Greece international has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, but the Rossoneri hope they can keep him in Italy and tempt him to San Siro.

Spurs ready to break transfer record twice


Tottenham are willing to smash their transfer record on two occasions during the summer transfer window, reports The Mirror.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bolster his ranks and wants to put big-money deals in place for Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele of Real Betis and Lyon respectively.

Pogba to stay at Man Utd?


Rabiot reveals Juve talks & leaves Man Utd door open


Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot has admitted to having held talks with Juventus, while the door has been left open for a potential move to Manchester United.

He has told Corriere dello Sport: “I’ve spoken with Juventus, it’s a great club where everyone would like to play."

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Arsenal set Koscielny price tag


Arsenal will demand £10.6 million from any sale of Laurent Koscielny, claims the Daily Star, with Borussia Dortmund keen on the Frenchman.

The Gunners are prepared to part with their captain as they line up a move for St Etienne youngster William Saliba as his long-term replacement.

Wan Bissaka favours Man Utd move


Aaron Wan Bissaka prefers a Manchester United move, but Crystal Palace continue to hold out for a larger fee, according to Sky Sports.

Palace value the defender at £70 million ($89 million) following his standout Premier League campaign.

But, while the fullback sees a move to Man Utd as a dream move, Palace feel they do not need to sell this summer.

Cazorla signs new deal with Villarreal


Santi Cazorla has signed a new contract with Villarreal, the club announced on Thursday.

Following a string of injuries, Cazorla joined Villarreal from Arsenal last season, returning to full fitness and impressing for the La Liga club.

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Roma see Fer as De Rossi replacement


Roma are looking to sign Leroy Fer to replace Daniele De Rossi, according to CalcioMercato.

With De Rossi gone and Stephen N'Zonzi also possible on the move, Roma are in need of midfielder reinforcements.

Fer would come on a free transfer as his contract with Swansea expires on June 30. 

Bentancur agrees to new Juventus deal


Rodrigo Bentancur has signed a new deal with Juventus that will see him earn €2.5 million (£2.2m/$2.8m) a season. 

The midfielder had previously been a target of Arsenal and Barcelona but will remain with Juventus as he signs a contract for the next five seasons.

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Real Madrid hope to beat Barcelona to Kubo


Real Madrid are looking to beat rivals Barcelona to the signing of Takefusa Kubo, according to Marca.

The 18-year-old Japanese star was one of the players impacted by Barcelona's sanctions in 2014, and now their rivals are hoping to swoop ina nd sign him.

Kubo, currently at Tokyo FC, is nearing a move that would see him join the Castilla squad. 

Liverpool will not revive Fekir interest


Liverpool have no interest in Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, despite reports to the contrary in France, according to the Independent.

The Reds had agreed a £53 million ($67m) deal for Fekir last summer, but pulled out due to concerns over the France international's knee. 

Concerns about the knee still exist, so the club will not be reviving interest in the playmaker, despite reports a five-year deal had been offered. 

Barca make De Ligt back up plan


Barcelona are making backup plans should Matthijs De Ligt sign elsewhere this summer, according to AS, with the club looking at reinforcing two positions.

In the fact of large offers from Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, De Ligt could sign elsewhere, freeing up €75 million (£67m/$85m) to spend on a left-back and striker.

The club wants more proven options behind Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez after this season's experiments with academy players and Kevin Prince-Boateng did not work out. 

Klopp would sell Salah to sign Pepe


The Liverpool manager would be willing to let the Egyptian go if it lands him the Lille star

Jurgen Klopp would be willing to sacrifice Mohamed Salah if it meant landing Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, according to le10sport.

Pepe has been subject of a transfer offer from Liverpool, but has yet to convince Lille, who also have two other offers for the forward.

However, Klopp wants the player and due to an increasingly complicated relationship with Salah, would be willing to see the Egyptian sold if it allows the Reds to land Pepe. 

Man City put off by £90m Maguire price tag


Leicester City have demanded £90 million ($114m) for Harry Maguire, which has put off suitors Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail.

City boss Pep Guardiola views Maguire as a replacement for departing Vincent Kompany but the Foxes do not want to lose one of their star players and have him locked up on a multi-year deal.

Manchester United are also interested in Maguire, but do not want to pay a world-record fee for him.

Chelsea and Juventus reach deal over Sarri


The two clubs have reached agreed on a compensation package for the Italian manager

Chelsea and Juventus have reached a deal to allow Maurizio Sarri to become the next head coach of the Serie A champions, according to Sky Italy.

The current Blues boss has reportedly had a deal to take over Juve for a few weeks, but the clubs were negotiating a compensation package to allow Sarri to depart for Turin.

With that deal done, the path is now open for Frank Lampard to take Sarri's place at Chelsea, though no approach from the Blues to Villa has been made yet.