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Bayern and Leverkusen set to battle for Norwich's Aarons

2020-08-03T22:00:21Z

Max Aarons has drawn interest from Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, reports Sky Sports.

The defender is set to become the subject of a €20m (£18.3m/$23.5 million) bid from Bayern as he looks set to leave relegated Norwich this summer.

Bayern are hoping to add a young backup for Benjamin Pavard, while Leverkusen are also interested in Aarons, who made 40 appearances in all competitions this season.

‘Holding isn’t good enough, Arsenal need a centre-half’

2020-08-03T21:00:28Z

Stewart Robson says that Mikel Arteta must bring in a new central defender this summer as he added that current defender Rob Holding is not good enough to help the Gunners reach the next level.

Robson also took aim at David Luiz and Sead Kolasinac as he called for Arteta to rebuild the Arsenal backline.

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Hutchinson set for new Besiktas deal

2020-08-03T20:00:02Z

Canadian international Atiba Hutchinson is set to sign a new deal with Besiktas, reports Fotomac.

Hutchinson's contract with the club had expired, but the 37-year-old midfielder will now remain with the club for an eighth season.

The midfielder will also remain the club's captain for the 2020-21 season.

Man Utd continue Sanchez talks with Inter

2020-08-03T19:30:06Z

Manchester United remain in talks with Inter regarding Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean's loan is nearing its expiration date, with both sides still hopeful of working out a deal to keep Sanchez in Italy.

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PSG hoping to sell Gueye

2020-08-03T19:00:16Z

PSG are hoping to sell Idrissa Gueye this summer, reports Le10Sport.

The club is in the process of finding offers for the midfielder, who could leave once PSG's Champions League run is finished.

Gueye joined PSG just one year ago, with PSG and Wolves among those interested in signing the former Everton star.

Brenden Aaronson: The 'U.S. Havertz' set to swap MLS for Europe's top leagues

2020-08-03T18:30:07Z

Philadelphia Union teenager Brenden Aaronson has earned plenty of Bundesliga attention amid a breakout performance at the MLS is Back tournament.

The U.S. men's national team up-and-comer, who made his senior international debut in February, has earned interest from the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic amid comparisons to Kai Havertz.

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Manchester City's Porro bound for Sporting

2020-08-03T18:00:56Z

Pedro Porro is set to join Sporting CP on a two-year loan deal, reports Record.

The Portuguese side is close to sealing a deal for the Manchester City defender/winger, who spent this season on loan with Real Valladolid.

Porro originally joined Man City in August 2019 after breaking through with Girona. 

Minnesota add defender from Amiens

2020-08-03T17:30:57Z

Minnesota United have signed Bakaye Dibassy from French side Amiens, the club announced on Monday.

Dibassy, who plays internationally for Mali, made 103 league appearances for the French side before making the move to MLS.

“Acquiring someone like Dibassy, who possesses experience, versatility and incredible athleticism — who has played so many games in the top leagues in France — is a huge boost for the club,” said MNUFC Head Coach Adrian Heath.

Leverkusen offer Volland for Monaco defender

2020-08-03T17:00:19Z

Bayer Leverkusen are prepared to offer Kevin Volland and €20 million (£18m/ $23.5m) for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, reports RMC Sport.

The German side has seen initial offers rebuffed, but remain hopeful that they can sweeten the deal by offering Volland as part of their proposal.

Badiashile has also been linked to the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid. 

Liverpool warned over Thiago move

2020-08-03T16:30:10Z

Former Liverpool star John Barnes says that Thiago Alcantara may not be the best fit for the club amid ongoing rumours.

The Bayern Munich playmaker has been linked with the Reds in recent weeks, but Barnes says that adding Thiago may actually be harmful for the Liverpool midfield.

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Milan and Leverkusen in for Godfrey

2020-08-03T16:00:11Z

AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are pushing to sign Norwich's Ben Godfrey, reports Sky Sports.

Godfrey and Norwich suffered relegation this season, sending clubs across Europe into high alert with the 22-year-old defender likely to be available this summer.

Norwich have valued Godfrey, who has also drawn interest from Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, at around £30 million ($39m).

Boruc leaves Bournemouth for Poland return

2020-08-03T15:30:00Z

Ginter responds to Chelsea links

2020-08-03T15:00:00Z

Gladbach defender Matthias Ginter has rubbished talk of a move to Chelsea, Inter or Atletico Madrid by pledging his future to his current club.

The 26-year-old World Cup winner has seen his name linked with various clubs around Europe but insists he will remain at Borussia Park for the foreseeable future.

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Valencia reach agreement with City for Herrera

2020-08-03T14:30:00Z

Valencia have reached an agreement in principle to sign Yangel Herrera from Manchester City, Radio Esport claims.

The 22-year-old defensive midfielder has not made a competitive appearance for the Premier League side since joining in 2017 but has taken in successful loan spells with NYCFC, Huesca and Granada.

The report suggests an announcement from Valencia is imminent. 

No sales, no Havertz move, say Bayern

2020-08-03T13:59:00Z

Bayern Munich will not be making a move to sign Kai Havertz any time soon unless players are sold first, according to board member and honorary president Uli Hoeness.

The Bayer Leverkusen star, who has also been closely linked with a potential move to Chelsea, is well liked by the German champions but they will not be financing another big-money swoop following the signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City.

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Inter like Spurs' Ndombele

2020-08-03T13:30:38Z

Serie A side Inter are interested in Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Football London reports.

The Frenchman's future under Jose Mourinho looked uncertain after the head coach appeared to clash with the player, but it is now claimed that Spurs have no intention of letting Ndombele go this year.

Juve tracking Barca left-back Akieme

2020-08-03T12:59:40Z

Barcelona left-back Sergio Akieme is the subject of interest from Juventus - according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 22-year-old could leave Camp Nou if he is not offered a place in the first team next season, and the Bianconeri are poised to swoop for his signature.

Akieme has also been linked with Real Valladolid, Eibar and Granada, after a stellar season in the Spanish third division with Barcelona B.

Man Utd recruitment all over the place – Giggs

2020-08-03T12:29:59Z

Ryan Giggs admits that Manchester United’s recruitment was “all over the place” prior to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting to find value in the market, with the Red Devils urged to follow Liverpool’s lead by continuing to build long term.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, the Old Trafford club has endured a humbling fall from grace. Inconsistency on the field has been mirrored by questionable deals off it, with big money invested in supposed stars that have failed to deliver on expectations.

Solskjaer has started to buck that trend, with the likes of Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes impressing for United, but his side remain a work in progress.

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Arsenal want Willian, Coutinho & Partey

2020-08-03T11:59:59Z

Gunners eyeing midfield trio

Arsenal have identified Willian, Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Partey as transfer targets - according to The Times.

Willian will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season if Chelsea cannot tie him down to fresh terms.

Meanwhile, Coutinho is set to leave Barca following a loan spell at Bayern Munich, and Partey has a €50 million (£45m/$59m) release clause in his current Atletico Madrid contract.

Cazorla set to sign with Al Sadd

2020-08-03T11:29:26Z

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to sign for Al Sadd.

The 35-year-old has arrived in Doha ahead of a free transfer to the Qatari-based club, after leaving Villarreal at the end of the season.

Schmeichel would be 'fantastic' signing for Man Utd - Bosnich

2020-08-03T10:29:31Z

Kasper Schmeichel is "as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League", according to Mark Bosnich, who says the Leicester No 1 would be a "fantastic" signing for Manchester United.

Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds United back in 2011, and has since gone on to appear in 378 games in all competitions for the Foxes.

The Denmark international played a key role in the club's run to Premier League glory in 2015-16 and also starred in their impressive Champions League campaign the following season.

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PSG mulling over Matip move

2020-08-03T10:00:00Z

Joel Matip has, according to Kick 442, emerged as a potential target for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Ligue 1 giants are in the market to replace Thiago Silva and may launch a raid on Liverpool for another centre-half.

Arsenal willing to part with nine players

2020-08-03T09:40:00Z

Arsenal are open to offers for nine of their players, including Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette.

The Daily Mail reports that the Gunners need to sell in order to free up funds for reinforcements, with Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sead Kolasinac, Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding also available for transfer.

Barcelona want Fati deal with €400m release clause

2020-08-03T09:20:00Z

Barcelona are hopoing to tie Ansu Fati to a new contract that contains a €400 million (£360m/$471m) release clause, according to Marca.

The Liga giants are eager to avoid a repeat of the Neymar situation which saw a prized asset snapped up by Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea make Pope their top keeper target

2020-08-03T09:00:00Z

Blues plot raid on Burnley

Burnley star Nick Pope is Chelsea's top target when it comes to landing another goalkeeper, claims the Daily Star.

The Blues have, however, been made aware that it could cost them as much as £50 million ($65m) to land the 28-year-old - who they see as a long-term replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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Sheff Utd see Cash bid knocked back

2020-08-03T08:40:00Z

Sheffield United have seen a £10 million ($13m) offer for Matty Cash knocked back by Nottingham Forest.

The Daily Mail reports that Southampton, Burnley, West Ham and AC Milan are all keen on a promising right-back who could be prised from the City Ground for £15m ($20m).

Man Utd to pay €120m for Sancho

2020-08-03T08:20:00Z

Red Devils reach deal for Dortmund winger

Manchester United are, according to Bild, willing to splash out €120 million (£108m/$141m) for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils will pay that fee in installments, with a package having finally been agreed that the Bundesliga giants deem acceptable for the England international.

Departure from Dortmund

2020-08-03T08:05:39Z

Conte wouldn't want Messi at Inter - Di Canio

2020-08-03T07:59:24Z

Antonio Conte wouldn't want Lionel Messi at Inter, according to Paolo Di Canio, who thinks the Barcelona superstar's profile would see him become bigger than the club.

Messi's future at Camp Nou has been the subject of much speculation throughout the turbulent 2019-20 campaign. The Argentine only has one year left to run on his current contract and has been strongly linked with a move away from Catalonia in recent months.

Inter has been mooted as a possible next destination for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, but Conte dismissed the notion of a possible transfer after the 2-0 win over Atalanta on Sunday.

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Milan eager to offload Paqueta

2020-08-03T07:29:32Z

Milan are eager to offload Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta in the summer transfer window - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Rossoneri want to recoup at least €21 million (£19m/$25m) from the 22-year-old's sale, with Fiorentina interested in a deal.

La Viola may be prepared to offer Nikola Milenkovic in exchange for Paqueta, who still has three years left to run on his current contract.

Lucas Paqueta AC Milan 2018-19
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Barrow sign ex-Man Utd midfielder

2020-08-03T06:59:37Z

Milan & Napoli interested in Norwich star Godfrey

2020-08-03T06:29:59Z

Norwich defender Ben Godfrey has emerged as a transfer target for both Milan and Napoli - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 22-year-old's agent met with Milan representatives last week, with the Canaries set to demand a fee of €30 million (£27m/$35m) for a prized asset.

Godfrey racked up 30 appearances for Norwich during their ill-fated 2019-20 Premier League campaign, which ended in relegation.

Lampard: Willian must decide his own future

2020-08-03T05:00:39Z

Frank Lampard says Willian is set to decide his own future and the Chelsea boss is ready to accept whatever the winger chooses, whether he leaves or stays at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have offered the Brazilian a new contract but it remains a two-year offer, while the 31-year-old is cautious about accepting anything other than a three-year deal.

Willian's agent Kia Joorabchian has publicly admitted that his client has offers from five clubs. This includes three from overseas sides, an MLS club, understood to be Inter Miami, and two Premier League teams, that are thought to be Arsenal and Tottenham.

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Villa linked with Origi move

2020-08-03T04:00:23Z

The Reds super sub is wanted as a starter elsewhere

Aston Villa are weighing up a move for Liverpool attacker Divock Origi, according to The Sun

Dean Smith is eager to reinforce his attack for next season with Origi seen as a possible target considering his struggles to start regularly at Anfield over the past two seasons. 

Divock Origi Liverpool 2019-20

Arsenal targeting Sevilla's Carlos

2020-08-03T03:00:00Z

Sevilla defender Diego Carlos is a summer target for Arsenal, reports the Telegraph

The Brazilian is being tracked by several Premier League clubs and the Gunners are eager to step up their pursuit after winning the FA Cup final. 

Conte could leave Inter with Allegri looming

2020-08-03T02:00:48Z

Inter manager Antonio Conte could be on his way out of the club after just one season, report Sky Sports Italia

Conte is unhappy with club management with early reports pointing to the club and coach parting ways. 

Should that happen, former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is seen as a likely replacement. 

Wenger open to managerial return

2020-08-03T01:30:23Z

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he's open to coaching again one day but only under conditions he deems as "optimal".

Wenger departed the Gunners after 22 years in 2018 and is currently working as FIFA's new Chief of Global Football Development. 

While eager to make the most of his new position, the Frenchman admits he's missing being a manager and concedes he could make a return if the right position presents itself. 

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Arteta urges Aubameyang to re-sign

2020-08-03T01:00:51Z

Mikel Arteta has challenged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal and become a club great.

Aubameyang scored both goals - as he did in the semi-final win over Manchester City - as Arsenal completed a stirring 2-1 FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea on Saturday.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward has 70 goals in all competitions since joining the Gunners in January 2018, but his future is the subject of mounting speculation.

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Smalling to return to Man Utd

2020-08-03T00:00:58Z

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling will return to the club this week after Roma failed to extend his loan deal, reports Manchester Evening News.

While the Serie A season is now over, Roma are still competing in the Europa League this season and though they wanted to extend Smalling's stay, they've been unable to finalise a deal in time. 

Chris Smalling Roma 2019-20

Celtic braced for Edouard bids

2020-08-02T22:55:18Z

Neil Lennon expects Odsonne Edouard to be in demand after he started the new season with a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of Hamilton, though Celtic intend to do all they can to keep the forward. 

Everton and Leicester City are among the Premier League clubs to be linked with Edouard, who joined Celtic for a reported club-record fee of around £9 million in 2018 after a successful season-long loan. 

Arsenal are also believed to be monitoring the striker's progress as they consider potential replacements for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose Emirates Stadium future remains uncertain.

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Leeds lining up transfers for Premier League return

2020-08-02T22:40:21Z

Leeds United have been linked with a number of players as they prepare for life back in England's top-flight. 

The Sun, citing various reports, claims Marcelo Bielsa's side are interested in Emiliano Buendia, Emmanuel Dennis, Jonathan David, Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma. 

Real Madrid's Lewandowski offer revealed

2020-08-02T22:25:32Z

Real Madrid were a signature away from signing Robert Lewandowski in 2014, according to Onet Sport.

The then free agent was offered a six-year deal by Real worth €8 million each season with a €10m signing bonus. 

Madrid pushed hard to sign Lewandowski but ultimately fell short with Bayern Munich having made a head start in their pursuit of the striker. 

Robert Lewandowski Real Madrid
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Howe set for managerial break

2020-08-02T22:15:22Z

Outgoing Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe will take a break from the game after seeing the Cherries relegated from the Premier League. 

The Daily Mail claims Howe opted to step down and wasn't pushed out by Bournemouth, who were willing to back him in the Championship next season. 

Rather than jump back into management, Howe will now enjoy some time away from football to recharge. 

Arsenal readying new Aubameyang deal

2020-08-02T22:00:50Z

The Gabon international is in a powerful position

Arsenal are set to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a three-year contract extension worth £250,000-per-week, reports the Mirror

Aubameyang is entering the final year of his current deal and proved decisive for the Gunners on Saturday after scoring both goals in the club's FA Cup final win. 

The 31-year-old currently earns £180,000 a week and looks to be in a strong bargaining position at Arsenal with other clubs circling.