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Rogic set for £4m Qatar move

2020-08-19T22:03:15Z

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is nearing a £4 million move to an unnamed Qatari club, reports the Daily Mail. 

Rogic has become a fan-favourite at Celtic since arriving in 2013, making nearly 200 appearances for the club.

But the 27-year-old has fallen out of favour under manager Neil Lennon and looks ready to move on.

Man City show more Grealish interest than Man Utd

2020-08-19T21:30:47Z

Manchester City have shown more interest in Aston Villa star Jack Grealish than Manchester United, according to The Athletic.

Grealish has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and is understood to be willing to depart Villa this summer. 

But Pep Guardiola's side could swoop in late to land the 24-year-old attacker.

Leeds, Everton and Chelsea eye Romero move

2020-08-19T21:05:39Z

Leeds, Everton and Chelsea are all interested in a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, reports ESPN.

Romero could be the odd man out at Old Trafford with David de Gea in place and Dean Henderson returning from a loan spell at Sheffield United.

The Argentine could be allowed to leave in search of a starting role after backing De Gea up during five seasons with Man Utd.

Sheffield confirm £18.5m Ramsdale signing

2020-08-19T20:40:25Z

Sheffield United have signed goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth for a reported £18.5 million ($24m).

The 22-year-old is expected to fill in for Dean Henderson, who will return to parent club Manchester United after two years on loan with the Blades.

Leicester eye Nolan move

2020-08-19T20:12:58Z

Leicester are considering a move for Ryan Nolan, who is currently with Arezzo in the Italian third tier, according to The Sun.

The 21-year-old defender came up through the ranks at Inter but was let go before making a senior appearance.

Nolan has represented Ireland at various youth levels. 

Galaxy sign Gonzalez on loan from Benfica

2020-08-19T19:48:36Z

The LA Galaxy have signed winger Yony González on loan from Benfica for the rest of the 2020 MLS season.

The 26-year-old has also represented Atletico Junior in his native Colombia and Brazilian side Fluminense.

“We are excited to add Yony to our squad and think he can be a valuable player for us,” said LA Galaxy head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

“He is a player that is in the prime of his career and has a lot of technical ability on the ball. We feel that he will give our team a spark on the offensive side.

AC Milan confident of Ibrahimovic extension

2020-08-19T18:59:11Z

AC Milan believe that they can bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic back for another year, according to Sky Sports.

Ibrahimovic signed for the club in January, joining on a half-year contract.

But the club now believes that Ibrahimovic will sign on through June 2021 as the striker wants to remain in Serie A

Font: Koeman won't be my coach even if he wins the treble!

2020-08-19T18:35:23Z

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has insisted that Ronald Koeman will not be the club's manager if he is elected.

Font says that he would look to bring in Xavi should he replace Josep Maria Bartomeu as president. 

Read the full story on Goal!

Fulham enter race for Wilson

2020-08-19T18:05:15Z

Fulham are the latest team to register interest for Callum Wilson, reports the Telegraph.

Scott Parker is looking to add a player with Premier League experience to the team.

Wilson's Bournemouth were relegated this season, meanwhile, with Tottenham also listed among the potential suitors.

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Koeman set for Messi talks

2020-08-19T17:50:08Z

New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is set to hold talks with Lionel Messi.

The Argentine is rumoured to be so upset with the club's current direction that he has considered leaving the Camp Nou.

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Sancho move to Man Utd held up by wage demands

2020-08-19T17:24:19Z

The Red Devils remain confident of reaching a deal with Dortmund

Jadon Sancho's move to Manchester United is being held up due to the club's inability to agree personal terms with the player and negotiate an agent fee, reports ESPN.

United remain confident they will be able to negotiate a transfer fee for the Borussia Dortmund star, but they must clear other hurdles first. 

Though Dortmund's deadline of August 10 to complete a deal has passed, United are pushing ahead with their plans to sign the England winger.

Mourinho wants Bale back at Tottenham

2020-08-19T16:58:30Z

The Welshman is looking to exit Madrid this summer

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hoping to bring Gareth Bale back to the club this summer, reports Cuatro

Bale's playing time at Real Madrid dipped in the second half of 2019-20, and manager Zinedine Zidane is no fan of the Wales international. 

With two years remaining on his current contract, Bale could be ready to move back to the club where he starred from 2007 to 2013.

Steffen to stay at Man City to challenge Ederson

2020-08-19T16:40:03Z

United States international goalkeeper Zack Steffen will return to Manchester City next season with the intention of fighting Ederson for his number one spot.

Steffen impressed on loan with Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 2019-20 campaign, though his season was curtailed by knee injuries. 

With Claudio Bravo heading to Real Betis, Steffen, 25, is ready to step in as Ederson's new deputy.

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Union sign Aaronson as Homegrown

2020-08-19T16:15:35Z

Man Utd to finalise signing of Barca wonderkid Jurado

2020-08-19T15:53:13Z

Manchester United are set to complete the transfer of Barcelona wonderkid Marc Jurado.

The 16-year-old right-back agreed to move to Old Trafford earlier this summer after turning down a new deal at Camp Nou.

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Ex-Dortmund and Madrid star Sahin joins Antalyaspor

2020-08-19T15:26:21Z

After spending two seasons with Werder Bremen, 31-year-old midfielder Nuri Sahin is heading to Turkey.

Man Utd 'missing a trick' by not signing Cavani

2020-08-19T15:00:02Z

Manchester United are "missing a trick" by not signing Benfica-bound striker Edinson Cavani, according to Louis Saha.

Cavani dropped into the free agency pool at the end of June after failing to agree on a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.

Benfica look set to win the race for his signature, with Cavani confirming earlier this week that he has held talks with the Portuguese club.

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Leeds in for Rangers star Kent

2020-08-19T14:40:22Z

Leeds United are preparing to make a £10 million ($13m) bid for Rangers winger Ryan Kent, according to The Sun.

White boss Marcelo Bielsa is a huge fan of the 23-year-old, who he tried to sign twice while the player was still at Liverpool.

Rangers are reluctant to let any of their key players leave so would only consider selling Kent for big money, meaning Leeds will probably have to return with a larger offer.

Wicky not interested in summer signings

2020-08-19T14:20:11Z

Chicago Fire boss Raphael Wicky says his focus is on the current squad and not new signings this summer.

The former Switzerland international was appointed Fire head coach in December during a winter that saw 17 new players arrive. With coronavirus restricting his side to just five matches so far in 2020, Wicky says he hasn't had time to properly analyse the players at his disposal.

“We always have our eyes open in the transfer window, but we want to give these players a chance to play," he said. "We want to give this team a chance, see how they play in the next three months and how the players develop."

Van de Beek, Depay and Keane on Koeman's shortlist

2020-08-19T14:00:00Z

New Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman wants to make the signings of Donny van de Beek, Memphis Depay and Michael Keane his priority, according to Ok Diario.

The Dutchman was confirmed as Blaugranas boss on Wednesday and has already set out his intentions to strengthen every aspect of the squad. 

Koeman knows all about Ajax midfielder Van de Beek from his time as Netherlands boss, while he spent £30 million ($39.6m) to sign Keane from Burnley while Everton manager in 2017.

Dortmund sign Reinier

2020-08-19T13:40:08Z

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Brazilian teenager Reinier on a two-season loan from Real Madrid.

As reported by Goal earlier this week, an agreement has been reached between the two clubs which will see the 18-year-old spend the 2020-21 and 2021-22 campaigns at Westfalenstadion.

His arrival could revive speculation about Jadon Sancho's future with Dortmund, who continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United.

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Newcastle on verge of signing Hendrick

2020-08-19T13:20:59Z

Newcastle are on the verge of signing Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick - according to BBC Sport.

The 28-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Burnley at the end of his final contract in June.

Aston Villa have also been linked with the 28-year-old, who has won 54 caps to date for his country.

Man Utd 'missing a trick' by not signing Cavani

2020-08-19T12:59:59Z

Manchester United are "missing a trick" by not signing Benfica-bound striker Edinson Cavani, according to Louis Saha.

Cavani dropped into the free agency pool at the end of June after failing to agree on a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.

The 33-year-old established himself as one of the top strikers in world football during his time at Parc des Princes, scoring 200 goals in 301 outings for the French giants.

Read the full story on Goal.

Southampton leading race for USMNT star McKennie

2020-08-19T12:29:48Z

Southampton are leading the race to sign Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie - according to ESPN.

The Saints are close to signing the USMNT star for a fee within the region of £20 million ($26m).

Newcastle United, Leicester City and Everton have also been tracking McKennie, but the 21-year-old now looks set to continue his development at St Mary's.

Roma close in on Napoli's Milik

2020-08-19T11:59:31Z

Roma are closing in on the signing of Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Giallorossi will include Cengiz Under-plus €15 million (£14m/$18m) in a final deal to bring the 26-year-old to Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus have also been heavily linked with Milik in recent months, but it now looks as though he will embark on the next chapter of his career at Roma.

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Pique recieves offer from Fulham

2020-08-19T10:59:40Z

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has received an offer from Fulham - according to Libero.

The newly-promoted Premer League club are hoping to strengthen their backline by adding a World Cup winner to their ranks.

Pique opened the door to a potential Barcelona exit after their 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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Vitoria sign Portuguese goalkeeper Varela from Benfica

2020-08-19T10:29:45Z

Koeman appointed new Barca coach

2020-08-19T09:34:44Z

Dutchman returns to club where he excelled as a player.

Barcelona have confirmed the appointment of Ronald Koeman as the club's new head coach.

The Dutchman has left his post in charge of the Netherlands national team to replace Quique Setien in the Camp Nou hot seat.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Henderson set for bumper new Man Utd deal

2020-08-19T09:00:53Z

Manchester United are ready to offer goalkeeper Dean Henderson a new four-year contract worth around £100,000 ($132,000) a week, according to The Sun.

Henderson impressed out on loan at Sheffield United last season but is now back at Old Trafford and ready to challenge David de Gea for the No.1 shirt.

The 23-year-old only signed fresh terms last summer, but this latest deal is an indication of how highly the club value his talents.

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'Thiago wouldn't have a problem adapting to the Premier League'

2020-08-19T08:30:48Z

Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has tipped Thiago Alcantara to adapt well to the Premier League, but has cautioned that the Bayern Munich star would have work to do to become a starter at Liverpool.

The 29-year-old has turned down the opportunity to extend his stay at Bayern as his contract enters its final year. 

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that the club are willing to sell Thiago for a "fair transfer fee" as the midfielder continues to be linked with a move to Anfield.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Chelsea & Atletico target Bernardeschi

2020-08-19T07:29:30Z

Juve star set to leave Turin

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have identified Federico Bernardeschi as a transfer target - according to Calcio Mercato.

Both clubs could launch bids for the 26-year-old winger this summer, with Juve eager to cash in on a prized asset.

Bernardeschi featured in 38 games for Juve in 2019-20, and still has two years left to run on his existing contract.

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Chelsea set to offer Gallagher a new deal

2020-08-19T06:59:59Z

Chelsea are ready to offer Conor Gallagher a new contract - according to The Mail.

The 20-year-old's current deal does not expire until 2022, but the Blues are hoping he will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge for a few extra years.

Gallagher, who took in spells on loan at Charlton and Swansea last season, has been linked with Newcastle and Crystal Palace in recent weeks.

Milan still chasing Aurier

2020-08-19T06:29:59Z

Milan are still chasing the signature of Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Rossoneri are not keen on meeting Spurs' £23 million ($30m) valuation of the 27-year-old, but he is open to the prospect of moving to San Siro.

Milan will look to offload a few players before submitting a formal bid for Aurier, who has slipped down the pecking order at Tottenham this season.

Villa eyeing move for Obafemi

2020-08-19T04:00:20Z

Aston Villa are considering making a play to sign Southampton striker Michael Obafemi, reports Birmingham Live.

The 20-year-old made 25 appearances for the Saints - scoring four goals - but remains behind Danny Ings, Che Adams and Shane Long in the pecking order at St Marys.

Newcastle Jets re-sign Ibini

2020-08-19T03:00:41Z

Australian club Newcastle Jets have re-signed attacker Bernie Ibini on a one-year deal, the club has confirmed

Ibini has played six games for the club this season and previously worked under manager Carl Robinson while at Vancouver Whitecaps

Ajax in talks for Suarez

2020-08-19T02:00:54Z

Thiago Silva waiting to decide next step

2020-08-19T01:00:57Z

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva says he has shelved thoughts about where he'll be playing next season.

"I told my agent to leave me alone so I can think about the Champions League Final. Afterwards, we can talk and make the right decision about my future," Silva told Sky Sports

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Griezmann and Dembele not for sale - Bartomeu

2020-08-19T00:00:43Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann won't be transfered this summer. 

Both players have previously been linked with potential moves away from the club after disappointing seasons but Bartomeu included the duo among a list of players he deems non-transferable. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Havertz to become most expensive German player as Chelsea close in on deal

2020-08-18T22:50:24Z

The Blues may finally be getting their man but he won't be coming cheap

Chelsea are set to seal a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz, claims Sport BILD

Should a move be agreed, the 21-year-old will reportedly become the most expensive German player of all time. 

Lazio circling for Felipe Anderson

2020-08-18T22:45:02Z

West Ham's Felipe Anderson has emerged as a target for Lazio, according to the Daily Star

David Moyes' side are open the selling the attacker with Lazio keen on Anderson again after missing out on David Silva. 

Napoli want Man City to buy £60m Koulibaly

2020-08-18T22:30:09Z

Napoli have 'invited' Manchester City to sign defender Kalidou Koulibaly, claims the Mirror

The Italians are ready to cash in on the 29-year-old and are set to demand £60 million (€66m/$79m). 

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Southampton chasing £10m Nunez

2020-08-18T22:15:47Z

Southampton have submitted a £10 million bid for Almeria striker Darwin Nunez, according to The Sun

Sheffield United and Brighton are also interested in the Uruguayuan, with Almeria now expected to use that interest to leverage for a higher transfer fee. 

Three clubs vying for Messi

2020-08-18T22:05:36Z

The Argentine's salary will make any transfer complicated

Inter, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are all considering moves for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, reports Tutto Mercato Web

The chances of Messi leaving Camp Nou have reportedly gone from zero to 30 per cent over the past few days with only three clubs in a genuine position to try and sign the Argentine. 

Both Man City and PSG are deemed more likely to launch a successful bid, but will struggle to accomodate his €50 million-a-year salary.