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Werder sign Friedl from Bayern

2019-05-29T22:10:13Z

Werder Bremen have confirmed the permanent transfer of defender Marco Friedl from Bayern Munich

The 21-year-old has spent the past 18 months on loan with Bremen, where he has made 16 Bundesliga appearances and played twice in the DFB-Pokal.

 

Schalke want to bring Kolasinac back

2019-05-29T21:40:04Z

Schalke are looking to bring defender Sead Kolasinac back to the club from Arsenal, reports Bild.

The 25-year-old left Schalke on a free transfer in 2017 to join the Gunners, and has established himself as a regular at the Emirates Stadium. 

But due to Schalke's slim transfer budget, the club are aware that bringing Kolasinac back may be a pipe dream.

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Di Lorenzo set for Napoli medical

2019-05-29T21:05:23Z

Empoli wingback Giovanni Di Lorenzo is set for a medical with Napoli, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 25-year-old impressed for Empoli this season, scoring five goals in 37 Serie A appearances, but was unable to prevent the club from being relegated. 

And Napoli are set to take advantage in a deal reported to be worth around €10 million (£9m/$11m).

Roma have up to six manager options

2019-05-29T20:39:18Z

Roma are looking at up to six options in their managerial search, Calciomercato reports. 

Claudio Ranieri has left the club after joining on an interim basis, with Roma having fallen short of a Champions League spot for next season.

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca is at the top of Roma's wish list, but Sassuolo's Robert de Zerbi, Rafael Benitez of Newcastle, Sampdoria's Marco Giampaolo and recently sacked Milan manager Rino Gattuso are also in the mix. 

Mbappe to....Newcastle?!

2019-05-29T20:13:15Z

Well here's a fun one. According to betting markets, Newcastle are third-favourites to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer. 

The reason? The Magpies are rumoured to be in takeover talks with Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed al Nahyan, a cousin of Manchester City's owners.

Roberts to join Norwich on loan

2019-05-29T19:47:36Z

Manchester City forward Patrick Roberts will join Norwich on a season-long loan, claims The Sun. 

The 22-year-old spent the past season on loan at La Liga side Girona after spending three seasons on loan with Celtic

Roberts is now set to become Norwich's first signing since the club achieved promotion to the Premier League. 

Spurs eyeing move for Maddison

2019-05-29T19:22:06Z

Tottenham are eyeing a summer move for Leicester midfielder James Maddison, according to the Mirror.

The 22-year-old impressed in his first season with the Foxes, scoring seven goals and addding seven assists.

Leicester paid £23 million ($29m) to sign Maddison from Norwich last summer and would want significantly more to sell their prized asset. 

'Solskjaer should look to youth at Man Utd'

2019-05-29T19:00:32Z

Michael Owen doesn’t think that Manchester United can overhaul their squad in just one transfer window, but backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to promote young players to boost his side’s fortunes.

Many have been calling for a clear-out at Old Trafford this summer but the ex-United, Liverpool and Real Madrid forward doesn’t believe it’s possible for United to extract value for players if they try to offload too many.

He did say he sees some hopes of recovery for United under Solskjaer, but admitted he also saw a regression.

Read more here!

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Juventus learn identity of new coach

2019-05-29T17:42:14Z

Juventus' stars have been informed that Maurizio Sarri will be taking the reins for the 2019-20 season, according to the Daily Mail

Sarri led Chelsea to a top-four finish as well as the Europa League and Carabao Cup finals in his first season, but came in for harsh criticism from the stands as form wavered.

Arsenal track Argentina U-20 sensation Barco

2019-05-29T17:30:02Z

Ezequiel Barco's wonderful performances in the Under-20 World Cup have caught the eye of Arsenal, claims AS

The 20-year-old Argentine has been one of his nation's stars as they sit pretty with two wins out of two so far in Poland

But a departure from Atlanta United in MLS is not expected at least for the upcoming transfer window.

Arsenal target RB Leipzig defender

2019-05-29T16:35:53Z

The Gunners have identified the young Frenchman to strengthen their leaky backline

Arsenal want to sign centre-back Dayot Upamecano from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, ESPN are reporting.

Leipzig are trying to secure the 20-year-old on new terms beyond 2021, but could cash in if Upamecano decides he wants to leave.

Arsenal will be a more attractive proposition if they qualify for the Champions League by beating Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.

Bosnia midfielder agrees Hoffenheim extension

2019-05-29T16:18:18Z

Hoffenheim have confirmed they have reached agreement with Ermin Bicakcic to extend his contract by two years.


Bosnia international midfielder Bicakcic, 29, was a key performer as the club secured a ninth-place finish in the Bundesliga last season.

Sane deal difficult for Bayern

2019-05-29T15:57:33Z

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has admitted that a deal to secure Leroy Sane from Manchester City is looking increasingly harder because of the financial package that would be required. 

The Bundesliga champions want to sign a winger this summer and Sane has emerged as a main target. 

City reportedly want £70m ($88m) for Sane, but that could be out of Bayern's reach. 

Read the full story on Goal.

Huddersfield want Man United and Arsenal target

2019-05-29T15:37:29Z

Huddersfield want to sign Ipswich defender Dylan Crowe, who is also being chased by Manchester United and Arsenal

Ipswich have already turned down a bid of £300,000 from the Terriers for the England under-18 defender, according to The Sun

But Huddersfield, who finished bottom of the Premier League last season, are reportedly close to a deal for the Tractor Boys youngster. 

Crowe has also been linked with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig

Conte wants Lukaku at Inter

2019-05-29T13:05:57Z

Antonio Conte may not have even been confirmed as the new Inter boss yet, but he has already outlined his first signing.

ESPN are reporting that the former Chelsea boss will try and bring Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to Serie A this summer - a player he attempted to sign while at Stamford Bridge.

Failing that, Conte could turn to Roma forward Edin Dzeko, another player who was linked with a move to Chelsea during the Italian’s tenure as boss.

Real to announce Hazard next week

2019-05-29T12:50:07Z

Real Madrid hope to unveil the signing of Eden Hazard next week, according to AS.

The Spanish outlet claim Real want to complete deals for Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy in the coming weeks, but are planning to tie-up Hazard’s deal first.

Should Los Blancos’ plans go ahead, they hope to present the Belgian to the press next Monday, June, 3.

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Atletico could make surprise swoop for Chilwell

2019-05-29T12:35:02Z

La Liga giants Atletico Madrid could make a shock move to sign Ben Chilwell, according to AS.

The Leicester man is being linked with an €80 million (£71m) move to the Wanda Metropolitano to act as a direct replacement for Lucas Hernandez and Felipe Luis, both of whom are set to the depart the club this summer.

However, Atletico are likely to meet resistance from Manchester City, who are also keen on the England international.

Wolves keen on Diakhaby

2019-05-29T12:20:38Z

Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby has emerged as a transfer target for Wolves this summer, according to L’Equipe.

The 22-year-old, who has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea, is valued at around €20 million (£18.5m).

Brozovic likely to remain with Inter

2019-05-29T11:45:53Z

Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic looks likely to remain with the Milan club after his agent, Miroslav Bicanic, claimed his client is happy at San Siro.

The Croat had been linked with moves to both Arsenal and Tottenham, which both now appear unlikely to happen.

“Marcelo looks great and feels like an important player at Inter. In Milan he feels at home and the club is like his family,” Bicanic told FCInter1908.

"Yes, but he is not entirely happy because he has not yet won a trophy. Qualifying for the Champions League was an important goal, but a club like Inter deserves to win trophies. Brozovic is confident that they will arrive soon.”

Real will only allow Ramos to leave if receive substantial offer

2019-05-29T11:20:16Z

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will only be allowed to leave the club should they receive an acceptable transfer fee.

Ramos met with officials last week and outlined his desire to move in the off-season, but similarly to the situation with Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, he will only depart should a substantial offer be made for the Real captain.

Marca are reporting that the Spanish international is not happy at the Bernabeu and has already received a lucrative offer from a Chinese club this summer.

United ready to outbid Barcelona for De Ligt

2019-05-29T11:00:55Z

Manchester United are willing to part with a huge figure in order to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

The Dutch international is a target for several of Europe’s top sides this summer, but Barca’s purchase of his team-mate, Frankie De Jong, means they cannot hope to pay another huge fee for De Ligt this summer.

That, according to the Express, is music to the ears of the United hierarchy, who are now willing to meet any price Ajax set for the teenage defender.

Newcastle identify new goalkeeper

2019-05-29T10:45:58Z

Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos could be on his way to St James’ Park, according to O Jogo.

The Portuguese outlet claim that Newcastle have already began discussions over a possible move, but no deal is yet in place.

Vlachodimos is valued at around €15 million (£13m) by Benfica, and Roma are also rumoured to be interested in the stopper.

Neymar closer to Real deal than Barca

2019-05-29T10:30:20Z

Spanish outlet El Chiringuito have reported Neymar is more likely to join Real Madrid this summer than Barcelona.

The Brazilian has been strongly linked with a move back to the Spanish champions, but a transfer to their Clasico rivals does not appear to be off the table.

Villa close in on first summer signing

2019-05-29T10:15:32Z

Kortney Hause could become Aston Villa’s first permanent signing of the summer after the Midlands club gained promotion back to the Premier League.

The defender joined Villa on loan in January, with the initial deal including the option of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Football Insider claim Villa have exercised that option, with a verbal agreement already in place for Hause to sign a long-term contract with the Villans

Bayern offer £80m for Dybala

2019-05-29T09:58:41Z

Bayern Munich have lodged a bid of £80 million ($101m) for Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala.

The Argentine is rumoured to be unhappy in Turin and has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last year.

Bayern have, therefore, acted early in the market and, according to Corriere dello Sport, have made a substantial offer to secure Dybala’s services.

The Italian outlet also claim that Juve will hold out for a fee closer to £100 million ($126m) for the 25-year-old.

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Man United eye De Gea replacement

2019-05-29T09:43:00Z

Manchester United have reportedly lined-up a replacement for David De Gea, should the Spaniard leave Old Trafford this summer.

The goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and should that happen, football journalism Duncan Castles believes United will attempt to sign Lille stopper Mike Maignan.

“The player in question is Mike Maignan, the goalkeeper at Lille, who’s just been voted the best goalkeeper in Ligue 1 for his performances in their campaign where they finished second,” Castles told The Transfer Window podcast.

“Potentially, we could actually see Maignan, with the quality of his play, as a potential replacement for Manchester United, who have scouted him a lot.”

Griezmann furious with Barca squad after rumours they vetoed signing

2019-05-29T09:28:20Z

Antoine Griezmann has been left outraged with the Barcelona squad after rumours they vetoed the decision to sign the French international.

The Atletico forward looked set to join Barca earlier this month when he uploaded a video confirming he will leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer.

However, Sport are reporting that Griezmann is now left in ‘no man’s land’ with key Barca players such as Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi outlining they are not keen on 28-year-old’s move to Catalunya.

Griezmann is yet to hear back from the club regarding his situation, and he may now be forced to look for a new suitor in the market.

Real close to securing Mendy deal

2019-05-29T09:10:11Z

Real Madrid are close to agreeing a deal to sign Lyon midfielder Ferland Mendy.

Marca are reporting that while no fee has been agreed between the two clubs, there is an understanding that the 23-year-old will move to the Bernabeu in the off-season.

Real and Lyon have been in contact over the past few weeks regarding Mendy’s situation, with a deal likely to be agreed in the coming weeks.

PSG ready to part with €85m for De Ligt

2019-05-29T08:55:49Z

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to compete with Barcelona for the signature of Matthijs de Ligt this summer.

Dutch outlet De Telegraph, claim the Parisians were left disappointed in their efforts to sign his Ajax team-mate Frankie de Jong earlier this year, with the midfielder ultimately ending up at Barcelona.

PSG are determined not to allow the same thing to happen with De Ligt, and are willing to part with €85 million (£75m) to sign the teenager.

That could be a stumbling block for Barca, who may not be able to equal the Ligue 1 outfit’s offer.

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Leeds target Gallagher

2019-05-29T08:30:00Z

Leeds United have identified Southampton striker Sam Gallagher as a main transfer target this summer, according to Football Insider.

Gallagher is available for transfer after failing to impress at St Mary’s, yet his record in the Championship has raised interest from Leeds.

The 23-year-old has impressed on loan at Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City in recent years and looks likely to again be plying his trade in England’s second tier next season.

Arsenal join Gomes race

2019-05-29T08:12:08Z

Arsenal could battle with rivals Tottenham to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.

The Portuguese international spent last season on loan at Everton, where he impressed in his first campaign in the Premier League.

Spurs have been purported admirers of Gomes for a number of months now, with several outlets suggesting that a deal may already be done which would see the 25-year-old move to Tottenham in the coming weeks.

However, RAC1 are now claiming Arsenal have also joined the hunt to sign Gomes and are still hoping to convince the midfielder to move to the Emirates this summer.

Newcastle plan raid for McCarthy

2019-05-29T07:55:15Z

Rafael Benitez wants to sign Everton midfielder James McCarthy, should the former Liverpool manager remain at the Magpies next season.

Speculation is rife at St James’ Park over the possibility of an imminent takeover, but in the meantime Benitez is focusing on adding new talent to the squad and hopes to secure the services of McCarthy.

TEAMtalk claim Newcastle will try to sign the Irish international as a replacement for Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden, who are expected to leave this summer.

Terry expects Villa to hold onto Grealish and McGinn

2019-05-29T07:40:17Z

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry has said the club’s promotion back to the Premier League means they should be able to keep top talents such as Jack Grealish and John McGinn.

The pair have enjoyed superb seasons for the Villans and helped guide the club to promotion after three years outside the top division.

“Aston Villa going back to the Premier League gives us the chance to keep players like Jack and John as well as other highly valued members of the squad,” Terry told the Express.

“John and Jack get on really well both on and off the pitch. You can see it when they’re out on the pitch playing,” he added.

Maguire refuses to be drawn on transfer speculation

2019-05-29T07:23:55Z

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has refused to be drawn on rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The 26-year-old is currently on international duty with England, and insists that is his only concern presently.

“When I am away with England I don’t think about anything to do with club football,” Maguire told the MailOnline.

“As soon as I wear the badge my only focus is on England. I am fully focused on the two games coming up."

Wolves scouting Pinamonti

2019-05-29T07:07:13Z

Inter Milan striker is a transfer target for Wolves, according to FC Inter News.

The outlet claim Wolves sent scouts to watch Pinamonti last season when he was on loan at Serie A club Frosinone.

However, the 20-year-old is also being monitored by Champions League semi-finalists Ajax, and Spanish side Real Valladolid.

Barcelona offer PSG cash plus Coutinho or Dembele for Neymar

2019-05-29T06:51:55Z

Barcelona are willing to part with Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar this summer.

The Daily Record claim the Catalan club have offered PSG a deal which includes money and a player exchange in order to prize Neymar back from the French capital.

The outlet also are reporting that PSG could be willing to let the Brazilian leave the Parc de Princes if they are able ‘to get the right money for the player’.

Neymar has been agitating for a move back to Barcelona in recent months after leaving the Spanish champions for a world-record deal in 2017.

Rice plays down speculation over move

2019-05-29T06:17:36Z

West Ham midfielder has distanced himself from rumours linking him with a move away from the London Stadium.

The England international is reportedly a target for Manchester United, but insists he is not thinking about leaving the Hammers this summer.

“I know that there’s speculation but during the season last year, I just signed a new five year contract with West Ham,” said Rice, as quoted by the Mirror.

“So my focus is fully on playing for West Ham. I’ve got a great connection with the fans; the fans love me and I love them and that’s the way it is at the moment. I’m not thinking about anything else, for sure."

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Gazidis wants Maldini as Milan technical director

2019-05-29T04:35:01Z

AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis wants to appoint Paolo Maldini as technical director following Leonardo's departure.

Leonardo stepped down as sporting director on Tuesday, the same day head coach Gennaro Gattuso resigned from the Serie A club.

Read the full story on Goal 

Napoli deal for Lozano is 'complicated'

2019-05-29T03:58:21Z

Napoli remain interested in signing Mexican winger Hirving Lozano, though the deal looks to be "complicated."

Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Serie A club like the PSV star's profile, but have tipped Domenico Berardi from Sassuolo​ as a potential backup option.

Tuchel admits interest in Weigl

2019-05-29T02:32:41Z

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted his interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl. 

The French side's boss managed the 23-year-old with the German club before moving to Paris. 

"Julian is always an interesting player," Tuchel said, Speaking to Eurosport Germany with Boris Becker. 

Read his full comments here 

Carvajal wants clarity over Ramos' Madrid situation

2019-05-29T01:28:50Z

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and president Florentino Perez must clear up talk surrounding a potential transfer to the Chinese Super League, according to Dani Carvajal. 

Perez said on Monday that Ramos would not be allowed to leave on a free, and now his team-mate wants answers. 

"What is normal is that Ramos receives offers and it's logical that many clubs want to have his services," Carvajal said. 

"But the president and he have to clear it up. I would be delighted to have him [at Real Madrid] next year again." 

Read the full story right here on Goal

Wilson ready to talk to clubs across Europe

2019-05-28T23:51:23Z

Harry Wilson is ready to speak to clubs in England, Spain and Germany after making his decision to leave Liverpool

The Daily Mail reports that the 22-year-old, who had a fine season on loan with Derby, is ready to make his move to a top-flight club in one of Europe's big leagues. 

Three clubs in the Premier League and three more in the Bundesliga have registered and interest in Wilson, who would also consider Spain should a team come calling. 

Chelsea agree £115m Hazard deal with Madrid

2019-05-28T22:42:55Z

The Spanish side are finally set to get their star signing

Chelsea have agreed to a £115 million ($145m/€130m) transfer fee as Eden Hazard is set to join Real Madrid, says The Sun

Hazard will sign a four-year deal with Real with a wage set at £400,000 per week. 

The two clubs have been in negotiations for two weeks, with Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich ordering the sale rather than facing the loss of the Belgian on a free next year. 

Napoli priced out of Rodrigo move

2019-05-28T22:37:45Z

Napoli are interested in a move for Valencia star Rodrigo, but the Italian side has been priced out of a deal according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Valencia forward, who scored in the Copa del Rey triumph over Barcelona, would cost €70 million ($78 million/ £62 million).

Instead the club will look to bring Fabio Quagliarella to the club for one final swansong after the forward led Serie A in scoring this season.

 

Trippier reconsidering Spurs future after missing out on England squad

2019-05-28T22:30:46Z

After being left off the England squad for the upcoming Nations League semi-finals, Kieran Trippier is reconsidering his Spurs future, according to the Daily Mail.

Trippier was a standout for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Russia, but has fallen down the pecking order this season following a stretch of poor performances.

And Spurs are willing to let him leave this summer with Manchester United, Everton and Napoli among the teams said to be interested.

Valverde to stay as Barcelona manager

2019-05-28T22:27:58Z

Ernesto Valverde will remain Barcelona manager despite rampant rumours that he was set to be sacked, according to Sport.

Josep Maria Bartomeu has opted to let Valverde continue in the wake of disappointing results in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Valverde and Barcelona did win La Liga this season, though, buying him another chance with the club.

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Chelsea ready to accelerate plan to hire Lampard

2019-05-28T22:24:32Z

Chelsea are prepared to move on to their long-term plan to hire Frank Lampard if Maurizio Sarri heads to Italy this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues were hoping for Lampard to get a few years of managerial experience under his belt before bringing him back to Stamford Bridge.

But, with Sarri linked to Juventus and Roma, the club is ready to move to Lampard faster than expected if the Italian boss does opt to leave.