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Juventus ponder Pogba return


Juventus are eyeing a sensational move to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba back to Turin, according to Tuttosport.

Having agreed to remain in charge of the Serie A champions, Massimiliano Allegri is looking to add a marquee central midfielder to his squad.

And he sees Pogba - who left the club in 2016 - as the ideal player while he is also keen on Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.


Morata in talks with Milan


Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata is in talks with AC Milan regarding a summer transfer, according to The Daily Mail.

The Spain international, who was omitted from La Roja's World Cup squad ahead of the upcoming finals in Russia, struggled to establish himself at Stamford Bridge during his debut Premier League season.

Juventus are also said to be interested in re-signing Morata, though reports suggest that Serie A rivals Milan have held initial talks.


'Big clubs' willing to pay Icardi clause


Mauro Icardi has a €110 million release clause at Inter but “big clubs” are willing to pay that price, claims the Argentine’s agent and wife Wanda Nara.

Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are all reported to be keen on signing the striker.

Read Wanda's full comments right here on Goal


Man City watching De Ligt


Manchester City are monitoring the progress of Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, according to the Guardian.

City boss Pep Guardiola is on the lookout for a young centre-back who can be moulded into a successor for Vincent Kompany as the 32-year-old enters the final 12 months of his current contract.

And teenager De Ligt fits the bill, having starred in Eredivisie for the past two seasons.


Wenger reveals Real Madrid snubs


Arsene Wenger has revealed that he turned down both Real Madrid and England “two or three times” during his iconic 22-year reign at Arsenal.

Having stepped down at the end of the season, the French boss admitted that he was offered the top job at the Santiago Bernabeu but could not turn his back on the Gunners.

Read the full story on Goal


Liverpool & Atletico eye Dybala


Liverpool and Atletico Madrid could be about to face off in a fight to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, according to Tuttosport.

The Reds are bracing themselves for bids for Mohamed Salah from Real Madrid, and would target Dybala as a replacement should the Egypt international leave.

Meanwhile Atletico are resigned to losing Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona and similarly see Argentina star Dybala as the ideal man to fill his boots in the Spanish capital.


Man Utd target Hysaj staying at Napoli


Elseid Hysaj has no intention of leaving Napoli and could soon sign a contract extension with the Serie A outfit, according to his agent.

Manchester United are reportedly readying an offer for the highly rated right-back, who followed in the footsteps of Maurizio Sarri - a Chelsea target - by joining Napoli from Empoli in 2015.

Read Hysaj's representative's full quotes here


Atletico jeers push Griezmann towards Barcelona


The rough reception Antoine Griezmann endured at the hands of Atletico Madrid fans have pushed him closer to the exit, claims Marca.

Griezmann has long been linked with a move to Barcelona, but reportedly told Atletico that he was willing to stay another season. 

But the boos and whistles he heard at the Wanda Metropolitana left him in tears, and he is now reconsidering his future at the club.


Bailly plays down Man Utd exit rumours


Eric Bailly has seemingly ruled out any chance of leaving Manchester United this summer by declaring a desire to “come back even stronger” after a season of “ups and downs”.

A lack of playing time sparked talk that the 24-year-old could be moved on this summer, potentially as part of a deal to land Tottenham centre-half Toby Alderweireld.

Bailly has, however, curbed the transfer rumours with a social media post that suggests he will remain on the Red Devils’ books for 2018-19.

See the Ivory Coast international's comments here


Baines set for MLS talks


Everton defender Leighton Baines is heading to Los Angeles to discuss a move to MLS, according to The Sun.

The England international is ready to depart Goodison Park and bring to an end his 11 years on Merseyside.

Both LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC are interesting in bringing him to the States, with the Toffees eyeing Leeds youngster Tom Pearce as a potential replacement.


Liverpool warned over Fekir pursuit


Liverpool are yet to make a move for Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, claims Jean-Michel Aulas, with any would-be suitors warned they will need to be “very, very rich” in order to get a deal done.

The France international was reported to be on the verge of a big-money switch to Anfield, but Aulas has shot down those rumours. 

Read Aulas' full take on the saga right here on Goal


Chelsea make Lewandowski top transfer target


Chelsea have made Robert Lewandowski their top summer target as they look to rebuild after a difficult season, claims the Telegraph

After winning the Premier League in Antonio Conte's first term, the Blues fell to fifth and failed to make the Champions League this time round. 

And while Conte's future is still uncertain, the Bayern striker is at the top of the club's wishlist, with Alvaro Morata's sale likely to offset part of the transfer fee.


Buffon entourage discussing PSG move


Gianluigi Buffon's entourage have travelled to France to discuss the details of a move to PSG.

The 40-year-old recently announced that he would leave Juventus, and bid farewell to the club at the end of the Serie A campaign.

PSG have offered Buffon a two-year deal that will double his salary to €8 million (£7m/$9.4m), and he is expected to work as a mentor to young goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Read the full story on Goal!


Dortmund appoint Favre


Borussia Dortmund have appointed Lucien Favre as the club's new manager.

The former Nice manager has signed a two-year deal at the German club and replaces Peter Stoger, who left following the club's last-day defeat to Hoffenheim.

Read the full story on Goal!


Juve target Morata & Martial


Juventus have prioritised a move for former striker Alvaro Morata, but are also interested in Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, reports Tuttosport.

The Serie A champions are looking to refresh their attack this summer and want to re-sign Chelsea forward Morata, who previously spent two years with Juve.

Another leading target for Massimiliano Allegri’s side is Martial, who has endured a frustrating season at Old Trafford and has been strongly linked with a summer exit.


Gomes ready to leave Barcelona


Andre Gomes is resigned to leaving Barcelona in the summer after clearing out his locker at the club’s training ground, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Portuguese midfielder has struggled to make a sustained impression during his two years at Camp Nou following a €35 million (£30.7m/$41.4m) from Valencia.

He has missed out on a place in Portugal’s World Cup squad and is now keen to move to the Premier League, with Barca willing to sell if they receive an attractive offer.


West Ham appoint Pellegrini


West Ham have confirmed they have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.

The former Manchester City boss, who won the Premier League title during his last spell in England, was available after he left Chinese side Hebei China Fortune.

And he has now made the move to the Hammers, signing a three-year contract with the club.

Click here to read the full story on Goal!


Man City close on Mahrez deal


Manchester City have moved closer to striking a deal with Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Algerian, Leicester's hero in their 2015-16 title run, has long been unsettled at the club but has seen repeated transfer requests turned down. 

But after failing to strike a deal in January, City will make another effort to sign Mahrez for a fee worth around £60 million. 


Buffon wants week to decide future


Gianluigi Buffon says he needs about a week for the emotions to calm down after the end of the Juventus season for him to decide his next step.

The Italy legend has announced he will not return to the Serie A champions, but is not yet ready to call it a career.

Buffon has been linked to a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but it looks like the Ligue 1 champions and any other suitors will have to wait at least a few more days to hear his verdict.

Read the full story on Goal!


Chelsea told to pay Sarri release clause


Maurizio Sarri's representative has told Chelsea they will have to pay his €8 million release clause (£7m/$9m) if they want to prise him away from Napoli.

Sarri is expected to be in demand after leading Napoli to a second-place Serie A finish, with the Blues and Zenit strongly linked with making a move for the Italian.

But Sarri's agent Alessandro Pellegrini has said no offer has been made and that any interested parties will need to pay the release clause in his contract.

Read the full story on Goal!


Arsenal choose Emery as new manager


Unai Emery is set to be named new Arsenal manager after the Gunners made a last-minute decision not to offer Mikel Arteta the vacant job at the Emirates Stadium, Goal understands. 

Emery emerged as a late front-runner for the job after Man City assistant and former Arsenal player Arteta was signalled as the favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger.

But Emery's brilliant trophy record with Sevilla and PSG has won out, and he is expected to sign a two-year deal at the club.

Read our full story here!


Neymar wants Madrid move


Neymar is desperate to swap Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid this summer.

The Brazil international has told the Ligue 1 champions he wishes to leave and his agent spoke with Madrid president Florentino Pere on May 13.

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is being lined up as a potential replacement should he depart Parc des Princes.

Read the full story right now on Goal!


Buffon closes on PSG transfer


Gianluigi Buffon has moved closer to a move to Paris Saint-Germain, and the move could be finalised in the coming days, reports Sky Italia.

Buffon said goodbye to Juventus in an emotional farewell win over Verona after agreeing to leave the Serie A club. 

And the 40-year-old is not looking for a quiet end to his career, as he prepares to join another European giant on a two-year contract.


Cazorla set for Villarreal return


Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to return to Villarreal this summer, according to ESPN.

The Spain international is out of contract this summer, having not made an appearance for the Premier League outfit since October 2016, and has had it confirmed that he will leave the club.

And he is set to return to the club he represented for four years between 2007-2011 for pre-season training, though no offer has been made in terms of a more long-term contract.

Read our story on Cazorla's Arsenal departure here!


Barca after Tottenham youngster


Barcelona is hoping to sign Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths when he turns 18, reports the Daily Star.

Spurs had been hoping to land Barca 18-year-old Ricard Piug and now the La Liga champions are hoping to turn the tables on the Premier League club.

If Barca are successful, they will have to pay compensation to Spurs over Griffiths, but it would not be nearly as much as if he signed with another English club.


Lampard in talks over Ipswich job


Retired Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is in talks to take over for Championship club Ipswich, according to the Mirror.

The ex-midfielder has never managed before, but is now rivaling previous favorite Jack Ross after impressing in his interview.

Lampard has been working on his coaching badges and hopes to land the position as Mick McCarthy’s replacement at the club.

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Bailey is Madrid’s backup plan


Real Madrid view Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey as their backup plan to replace Gareth Bale this summer, reports Don Balon.

The La Liga giants want to sign Neymar, Eden Hazard or Mohamed Salah, but face roadblocks for all three players.

As a result, Bailey is moving up Madrid’s target list with the attacker available for €100 million.

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