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Monaco deny breaking youth recruitment rules

2018-11-13T22:45:35Z

Monaco have denied reports that they broke rules regarding the recruitment of youth players.

According to reports in France, the Ligue 1 side violated rules when purchasing two as-yet unnamed players under the age of 18.

Read Monaco's response to the accusations right here on Goal!

Oblak looking to leave Atletico

2018-11-13T21:54:12Z

Jan Oblak wants to leave Atletico Madrid after not receiving a new contract, according to Marca.

Oblak is currently under contract through 2021, but is looking to leave in the January window in the absence of a new deal.

The goalkeeper has previously stated his desire to remain with the club, which has extended a number of top stars including Saul, Koke and Antoine Griezmann in recent months. 

FC Cincy unlikely to sign DPs ahead of MLS debut

2018-11-13T21:17:07Z

With the club's MLS debut set for next season, FC Cincinnati is unlikely to spend big on any major stars.

According to MLSSoccer.com, the club isn't likely to sign a Designated Player ahead of their debut to join current DP Fanendo Adi.

“At this stage, I’d say probably not,” head coach Alan Koch said. “We’ve put a lot of work into building something and I think our club philosophy is to be as fiscally responsible as possible. We do go case by case, of course, and we know we’ve got a lot of business ahead of us, but if you’re asking me right now, I’d say probably not, no.”

De Gea 'may be looking' at Man Utd exit

2018-11-13T20:52:56Z

David de Gea's former coach says the goalkeeper 'may be looking' at leaving Manchester United with the Spanish star yet to commit to a new contract.

Eric Steele, who left Old Trafford in the wake of David Moyes’ arrival in 2013, says he hopes the goalkepeer stays on but would understand why he would be looking at other options.

Read the full story on Goal!

Arsenal eye Juventus defender Rugani

2018-11-13T20:11:02Z

Looking for a bit more quality at the back, Arsenal are looking at Juventus Daniele Rugani.

According to the Express, Arsenal are monitoring the Italian defender, who has begun learning English ahead of a Premier League move.

However, with Chelsea said to be leading the race for Rugani, Arsenal could also turn to Andreas Christensen or Eric Bailly. 

Solari named permanent manager at Real Madrid

2018-11-13T19:43:19Z

Santiago Solari has signed a three-year contract to remain Real Madrid manager through the 2020-21 season.

The Argentinian manager has been perfect since replacing Julen Lopetegui, colliecting four wins from four matches in three competitions.

Read the full story on Goal!

Udinese hire Nicola as manager following Velazquez sacking

2018-11-13T19:18:10Z

Udinese have hired Davide Nicola after sacking Julio Velazquez.

The club announced on Tuesday that Velazquez was on his way out after just 13 games in charge which saw two wins, three draws and eight losses.

Nicola has managed Crotone, Bari, Livorno and Lumezzane while also playing nearly 20 years in Italy. 

 

Juventus lining up move for James

2018-11-13T18:36:43Z

Juventus are lookign to make a move for James Rodriguez, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Colombian star is currently on loan with Bayern Munich, but it remains to be seen if the German club opts to keep him or return Rodriguez to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Juventus's relationship with agent Jorge Mendes is seen as a boost to their case.

Verratti not considering PSG exit

2018-11-13T17:59:54Z

Marco Verratti insists he's "not thinking about" leaving Paris Saint-Germain despite links to Juventus and Barcelona.

The midfielder has been with PSG since 2012, and the Italian insists he's settled with the French club.

Read the full story on Goal!

Murray signs Brighton extension

2018-11-13T17:34:05Z

Glenn Murray has signed a contract extension, Brighton & Hove announced on Tuesday.

Murray is the club’s leading goalscorer, having scored six times this season, and will remain with the club through the 2019-20 season.

“We are delighted to have extended Glenn’s contract. He has proved a vital member of the team and his goals have been crucial to us," said manager Chris Hughton. 

“Glenn has scored consistently for us, first in helping us win promotion, and now in the Premier League as we seek to establish ourselves at the top level. 

“He’s proved himself at the very top late in his career, and his professionalism and approach on and off the pitch is a big factor in why he’s still doing it now."

 

Young wants assurances at Man Utd

2018-11-13T16:57:54Z

Ashley Young wants to be assured he will remain a part of first team plans before signing a new deal with Manhcester United, according to ESPN.

The England international's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, although he has been offered a one-year deal with a second option year.

Young has generated interest from other Premier League sides, as well as teams in MLS, but has lost out on a starting spot to Luke Shaw in recent weeks.

Ozil turned down 'crazy' offer to stay with Arsenal

2018-11-13T16:30:08Z

Mesut Ozil's agent says the Arsenal star turned down a 'crazy' offer to remain with the Gunners.

The German signed a new deal that will keep him in London through 2021, but not before receiving a a £1 million-a-week approach from another club.

Read the full story on Goal!

Hysaj to frustrate Man Utd & Chelsea

2018-11-13T16:00:06Z

Elseid Hysaj is set to frustrate Manchester United and Chelsea, with contract talks having been opened at Napoli.

The Albania international full-back’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, has said: “We've been talking to Napoli for some time. In the next few weeks I'll meet the president to understand if there are the conditions for a renewal. He has only two-and-a-half years left on his contract.”

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Eriksen unsure if contract talks will continue

2018-11-13T15:25:34Z

Christian Eriksen is unsure if contract talks with Tottenham will be reopened, with discussions to this point having delivered no extension.

A man being linked with Barcelona told Danish publication BT: “There have been talks with Tottenham many times. I cannot say if they are over. You must ask them.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Heavyweight sides eyeing Blackburn starlet

2018-11-13T15:00:49Z

The Premier League’s ‘big six’ are all keeping a close eye on Blackburn forward Vilius Piliukaitis, claims Teamtalk.

The 17-year-old is technically on loan at Ewood Park from the Lithuania Football Academy and could be lured away by Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham or Manchester United.

'No excuse for Man Utd having only one world-class player'

2018-11-13T14:38:48Z

Manchester United have “one world-class player”, claims Paul Ince, with there no excuse for the club’s lack of quality after sizeable investment under Jose Mourinho.

Since taking the Red Devils’ reins in the summer of 2016, the man at the Old Trafford helm has splashed out around £387 million ($502m).

Here is what a former favourite has had to say on United’s recruitment business.

Juve eyeing three Serie A stars

2018-11-13T14:03:29Z

Juventus are considering raids on Serie A rivals for Federico Chiesa, Nicolo Barella and Sandro Tonali, reports Tuttosport.

The Italian champions are setting their sights on exciting youngsters who have earned senior international recognition after shining on a domestic stage.

Should Liverpool launch Fulham raid?

2018-11-13T13:22:18Z

Liverpool have been urged to rekindle their interest in Ryan Sessegnon and consider an approach for his Fulham team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Former Reds striker John Aldridge believes the pair would be welcome additions at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp seeks to add even greater depth to his ranks.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Christensen mulling over Chelsea future

2018-11-13T13:00:36Z

Andreas Christensen admits he is not happy with a lack of minutes at Chelsea, with an unfortunate situation forcing him to consider a move elsewhere.

The Danish defender committed to a long-term contract in January, but has found game time hard to come by under Maurizio Sarri.

Here’s what he has said about his future heading towards the winter transfer window.

Young seeks assurances before penning new deal

2018-11-13T12:30:00Z

Ashley Young wants assurances regarding his role in Jose Mourinho's future plans before committing to a new contract, reports ESPN.

The versatile 33-year-old is in line for fresh terms at Old Trafford, but he will only sign if he is guaranteed regular first-team football.

Ex-Chelsea & England star Cole retires

2018-11-13T11:50:06Z

Joe Cole has announced his retirement from professional football.

The 37-year-old has enjoyed an excellent career at the top level of the game, winning numerous trophies with Chelsea and also representing England at two World Cups.

Find out what he has had to say on the decision to hang up his boots here.

'Neymar return to Barcelona is difficult'

2018-11-13T11:47:52Z

Andres Iniesta admits a reunion with Barcelona would be “difficult” for Neymar and claims a switch to Real Madrid “wouldn’t hurt” those at Camp Nou.

The World Cup winner told Cadena Ser: "Obviously, Neymar continues to be one of the best and in any team he would make a difference. But it's not easy to return."

Read the full story on Goal!

Want-away Alexis offered to Real Madrid

2018-11-13T11:22:50Z

Blancos given opportunity to sign Sanchez

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has been offered to Real Madrid by his agent, claims Spanish television show El Chiringuito.

The Chilean has struggled for form since joining the Red Devils in January and is now looking for a way out of Old Trafford.

It could be that the former Barcelona star heads back to Spain, with the Blancos mulling over the option to land a proven performer in the winter window.

Mata & Herrera in Man Utd contract talks

2018-11-13T10:06:34Z

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera are in talks with Manchester United over new contracts, per Sky Sports News.

The two Spanish midfielders both have contracts that expire at the end of the season, and the club wish to extend each deal.

Brexit plans could see limit on PL foreign players

2018-11-13T09:22:28Z

Premier League clubs could be obliged to make sure that at least half of their first-team squads are made up of "homegrown" players, per The Times.

The proposal would see clubs have to reduce the number of overseas players in their squads to 12; the current limit is 17.

Zabaleta ready to head into retirement

2018-11-13T08:31:29Z

Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta, who is now on the books at West Ham, is ready to hang up his boots, claims Spanish publication Sport.

The 33-year-old Argentine is preparing to head into retirement at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Mourinho facing Man Utd sack threat

2018-11-13T07:33:13Z

Red Devils readying Pochettino move

Jose Mourinho will be sacked by Manchester United if he fails to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League claims The Sun.

The Portuguese has his side sat eighth at present, with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino being lined up to take his place if the Red Devils miss out on a Champions League spot.

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Man Utd squad questions Matic's role

2018-11-13T05:50:16Z

Nemanja Matic's role is being questioned by his Manchester United team-mates, according to the Times.

The midfielder has long been a vital piece for Jose Mourinho, but several mistakes in recent weeks have caused team-mates to question the Portuguese manger's faith in him.

Matic's most recent effort against Manchester City featured another lapse as Ilkay Gundogan scored the final goal in the 3-1 derby loss.

Mexico continue search for head coach

2018-11-13T05:27:37Z

Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti's time leading the Mexico national team will come to an end this month as El Tri move towards hiring a permanent boss.

Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is still very in the mix as he nears the end of his time with Atlanta United, as are a number of other candidates. 

Read the full story on Goal!

Rondon expected to remain at Newcastle

2018-11-13T05:01:44Z

Salomon Rondon is expected to stay at Newcastle, according to the Chronicle.

The Venezuelan star is on a season-long loan deal with the club, although West Brom has the option of extending Rondon's contract with upon his return at the end of the campaign.

However, after suffering relegation, West Brom simply want to recoup a fee for the forward, who is hoping to remain with the Premier League club going forward. 

Sarri looking to lure Fekir to Chelsea

2018-11-13T03:13:24Z

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is looking to lure Nabil Fekir to London, according to the Sun.

The Italian manager has personally called the French international, who nearly completed a move to Liverpool over the summer.

Fekir has also been linked to Bayern Munich in recent weeks.

NYCFC future in doubt for Villa

2018-11-13T02:09:20Z

David Villa's future with New York City FC is in doubt as his contract comes to an end, according to AS.

The Spanish star is hoping to play one more year but, following the club's playoff elimination, NYCFC is currently only open to offering Villa a front-office role.

Villa, though, wants to continue playing for at least one more season, and could move elsewhere if the two sides can't come to an agreement.

Real Madrid still keen on Quintero

2018-11-12T23:48:24Z

Real Madrid are still interested in signing Colombia international Juan Quintero, report Le Sport 10.

The midfielder reportedly attracted the Spanish giants' attention after impressing for Colombia during the World Cup in the summer.

And Real remain keen on Quintero, who featured for River Plate in their 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final first leg.

Juventus keen on Dortmund star Sancho

2018-11-12T23:39:11Z

Juventus are interested in Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to Calciomercato.

Sancho has been in remarkable form for the Bundesliga leaders so far this season, registering five goals and seven assists in all competitions.

And Juve are reportedly keen on signing the winger, though the Serie A kings may have to cough up as much as €80 million (£70m/$90m) to land him.

PSG ace Mbappe attacks money-drenched game

2018-11-12T23:31:50Z

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has labelled the amount of money in modern football as "indecent."

Mbappe became the second most expensive footballer in history when switching from Monaco to PSG for €180 million (£157m/$201m) in the summer of 2017.

However, the France ace says there are sums involved in the top tiers of the game that he could scarcely have imagined when he was growing up.

Read the full story on Goal.

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Tottenham fear Real Madrid move for Pochettino

2018-11-12T23:23:00Z

Tottenham fear Real Madrid will make a move for Mauricio Pochettino in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Pochettino has raised questions about his Spurs future after revealing in October that his mood is the "worst" it has been during his time in charge.

And the north Londoners are worried Real, who are set to appoint Santiago Solari until the end of the season, want Pochettino as his successor.

Alexis to stay at Man Utd in January

2018-11-12T23:14:57Z

The Chile star is not attracting any suitors

Alexis Sanchez is set to stay at Manchester United in January despite wanting to leave, The Telegraph reports.

Alexis, 29, has struggled since moving to United from Arsenal and is hoping Paris Saint-Germain try to end his Old Trafford nightmare.

However, a combination of his massive wages and United's unwillingness to take a significant loss are preventing new suitors coming forward.