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Arsenal unwilling to sell Nketiah permanently

2019-09-15T21:45:21Z

Leeds United will not be able to prise striker Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal as the Premier League club have a firm no-sale stance.

Phil Hay from The Athletic said as much in a Q and A on the site today.

The Gunners may be willing to sanction another temporary switch for the 20-year-old, however.

City target signs contract extension

2019-09-15T21:15:20Z

According to a report in Record in Portugal rumoured Manchester City target Thiago Almada has signed a new deal at Velez Sarsfeld.

The new terms extend the 18-year-olds deal until 2023.

It also includes a release clause of €25m (£22m/28m), an increase from €15m.

Louis Vuitton owner considering Milan bid

2019-09-15T20:45:09Z

According to Il Messaggero in Italy Bernard Arnault, the owner of luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton is interested in purchasing AC Milan.

The report suggests he's be willing to pay €1 billion (£890m/$1.1b) for the Italian giants.

Arnault, a Frenchman, is considered to be the third-richest man in the world, and has been linked with the Rossoneri before.

Allardyce in line for Sunderland role

2019-09-15T20:15:19Z

Former England boss Sam Allardyce has been named as someone who may take a role with Sunderland should a rumoured takeover happen at the club.

Allardyce, who has managed the Black Cats before, would prefer to take up the same position, but incumbent Jack Ross is likely to remain in the dugout.

Allardyce would be more likely to become director of football, says The Sun.

Meslier open to extending Leeds loan spell

2019-09-15T19:45:22Z

20-year-old goalkeeper Illan Meslier is willing to stay with Leeds United for longer than his current year-lonf loan agreement.

The L'Orient player told Ouest France he would stay, but only if he's getting regular game time.

“If I play in the Championship, and the club activates the option to buy, I would stay without a problem," Meslier said

Pulis has received managerial offers

2019-09-15T19:15:14Z

Former Stoke City and West Brom manager Tony Pulis has revealed he has turned down several offers to get back into management since leaving his last role at Middlesbrough.

"I just feel at times you need a bit of a break and rest,” Pulis told Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday.

“There have been a couple of good offers. It's just been a decision which I felt was right for me.”

Hazard and Courtois want Kante at Real

2019-09-15T18:45:33Z

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have encouraged Real Madrid to sign their former Chelsea team-mate N’Golo Kante.

However, the French midfielder has distanced himself from these rumours.

"It's rewarding to be wanted by big clubs, when coaches want you in their project it's nice,” he told the Athletic.

"But I'm happy with my choices and feel good at Chelsea. I'm planning for the next season at Chelsea."

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Ainsworth in talks to become new Lincoln manager

2019-09-15T18:15:45Z

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth is in talks to become the new Lincoln City manager, despite turning down their initial offer.

The former Imps player is believed to be the club’s preferred choice to replace Darren Cowley, but according to the MailOnline, Newport County manager Michael Flynn has also been interviewed for the role.

Messi requests increased Fati release clause

2019-09-15T17:45:14Z

Lionel Messi has implored the Barcelona hierarchy to increase youngster Ansu Fati’s release clause.

The 16-year-old has made a sensational start to the 2019/20 season and has netted two in three league matches.

As a result, Diario Gol are reporting that Liverpool and Manchester City have expressed their interest in Fati, prompting Messi to step in.

Celtic to let defender leave for Portugal on loan

2019-09-15T17:15:32Z

24-year-old Celtic defender Jack Hendry will be allowed to leave Parkhead for Portugal on a temporary basis.

The Portuguese transfer window doesn't close until September 21, almost three weeks after the rest of Europe.

Santa Clara, Tondela and Vitoria Guimaraes are the teams that Team Talk says may be landing places for Hendry.

Barca and Madrid eye Van Dijk and Klopp

2019-09-15T16:45:10Z

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are eyeing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and star defender Virgil van Dijk.

AS say that neither club is happy with their current managers, or defences and may raid the European Champions to solve their problems.

A deal for either man would be difficult, but that won't stop the pursuit, says the report.

Real have budget to add another galactico

2019-09-15T16:15:13Z

According to AS, Real Madrid's accounts will be healthy enough to add a marquee signing next summer.

Their primary target will be Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, according to the Spanish paper.

The accounts, set to be approved by the board on Sunday, will show €156 million (£139m/$174m) in cash with the potential for another €285m in loans.

Lennon confirms Celtic were interested in Wanyama

2019-09-15T15:45:14Z

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that the Scottish champions were interested in bringing unwanted Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama back to Parkhead.

Wanyama remains with the Premier League club despite seemingly not having a role to play this season.

He was close to a move to Club Brugge, but no deal was forthcoming and, speaking with The Sun, Lennon said Celtic were also willing to sign the Kenya international.

"There was interest, but it never got off the ground," Lennon said.

Man Utd and Arsenal to compete for Pye signing

2019-09-15T15:15:49Z

Both Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Sunderland’s Logan Pye.

The Sun claim the Premier League duo have extensively scouted the 15-year-old and will offer him a professional contract on his 16th birthday.

Everton monitor Marseille’s Kamara

2019-09-15T14:15:33Z

Everton are interested in signing Marseille youngster Boubacar Kamara, Le Foot-Sur 7 are reporting.

The midfielder has also been linked with a move to Manchester United and Barcelona and  despite signing a recent contract extension to 2022, admitted he could be tempted by a move away from the Ligue 1 club upon its conclusion.

"In football, you never know,” said Kamara. “I do not know what will happen at the end of the season, in two years. I’m proud to be here, it’s an honor. I am very happy.”

Leeds wary of losing Klich

2019-09-15T13:45:48Z

Leeds United are concerned they could lose Mateusz Klich at the end of the season, despite the Pole currently involved in negotiations over a new deal.

The attacker has one year left on his contract and Football Insider claim Burnley are one of a number of sides interested in signing him.

Bonifazi in talks over new deal

2019-09-15T13:15:38Z

Kevin Bonifazi is close to agreeing a new contract with Torino, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The defender has made an excellent start to the campaign and has already scored two goals in 2019/20.

Bonifazi only joined Torino in the summer and agreed a deal through to 2022, but that could be extended by one or two years.

Dubravka close to contract extension

2019-09-15T12:45:53Z

Martin Dubravka has revealed he is close to agreeing a new deal at Newcastle United.

"I’m happy here,” the goalkeeper told the ChronicleLive. "Since I came here, people have treated me really well. I can say that I feel at home here.

“I’m glad that people think that I can stay here for the longer term. It’s such a big honour for me.

"Hopefully, we can keep our players in the squad, our leaders, and we can build on this. We’re in talks. I’m close. That’s what I can say."

Mings surprised by fee paid by Villa

2019-09-15T12:15:50Z

Tyrone Mings has admitted even he was surprised by the fee Aston Villa paid to sign him from Bournemouth this summer, which could rise to as much as £26.5 million ($34m), as per the Express & Star.

“Was I surprised by the figures? Yes, I was,” the defender said. “I knew Bournemouth wanted the money back for players they had signed, so I thought the figure would have been about £15m or £16m.

“Everyone would have looked at that and said: ‘That’s probably a good deal’. Then it went up to whatever it went up to in the end and people were looking at it thinking: ‘I don’t know whether we have had our pants pulled down here’.”

Man Utd eye move for Muriqi

2019-09-15T11:45:53Z

The Express claim Manchester United had scouts monitoring Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi during Tuesday’s game against England.

They are reporting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering a January move for the striker given the Red Devil’s lack of attacking options.

Muriqi has impressed this season for Fenerbahce since his summer transfer to the Turkish club, and has netted twice in his opening three league games.

Liverpool open up Mane talks

2019-09-15T11:15:00Z

Liverpool have held talks with Sadio Mane over a new contract, claims the Daily Star.

The winger scored twice in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Newcastle, and it is believed that the Reds are keen to tie the Senegal star to a new contract in order to fend off any interest from other clubs.

Abate rejects Qatar offer

2019-09-15T10:44:00Z

Former AC Milan full-back Ignazio Abate has rejected an offer from Qatari side Al-Gharafa, reports Calcio Mercato.

The 32-year-old left the Italian side this summer, and is reportedly keen on remaining in Europe rather than making a big-money switch to Qatar.

Diaz allowed to leave in January

2019-09-15T09:59:20Z

According to Calcio Mercato, Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz will be allowed to leave the club in January, with AC Milan and Roma reportedly interested in signing the 26-year-old.

One stumbling block will, however, involve his wages, meaning the striker would have to take a pay cut to make the switch to either Italian side.

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Allardyce to return to management?

2019-09-15T09:34:29Z

Sam Allardyce is keen on making a comeback to management, and has his sights set on a return to Sunderland, reports The Sun.

The former England manager is ready to take on the Black Cats one more time, and could return to the club after their reported imminent takeover from American consortium MSD Partners.

Solskjaer sends warning to Rashford and Lingard

2019-09-15T08:41:49Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has issued a warning to both Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, with the Man Utd boss telling the pair to focus on football instead of fashion.

According to The Sun, Solskjaer has been backed up by number two Mike Phelan, with the management team concerned that the duo are not fully concentrated on giving their all to the team this season.

Hudson-Odoi closing in on new deal

2019-09-15T08:15:00Z

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to signing a new contract with the club, according to The Telegraph.

The 18-year-old looks set to follow in the footsteps of fellow England youngsters Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who have recently signed new deals with the Blues.

Hudson-Odoi returned to action on Friday night for Chelsea's U23s after spending four months out with a ruptured achilles.

Milan keeping an eye on Everton Soares

2019-09-15T07:51:00Z

AC Milan are keeping tabs on Brazilian forward Everton Soares, having missed out on the 23-year-old in the recent summer transfer window.

Calcio Mercato are reporting that the Serie A club are still interested in signing the Gremio forward, who has previously been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Napoli.

Man Utd join race to land Benfica youngster

2019-09-15T07:25:00Z

Man Utd have joined their fierce rivals Man City in the pursuit of Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, reports the Mirror.

The 20-year-old signed a new contract with the Portuguese side earlier this summer, but is believed to be wanted by both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola.

The Man Utd boss reportedly sent scouts to watch Luis and his team-mate Ruben Dias earlier this month, with the former likened to Chelsea holding midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Udinese set price for Milan target

2019-09-15T07:05:00Z

Udinese have placed a price tag of €35 million (£31.2m/$39m) on AC Milan target Rodrigo De Paul.

According to Calcio Mercato, the Argentine winger is wanted by Milan, and is a cheaper option than Atletico forward Angel Correa, who was close to joining the club in the summer transfer window.

United to offer Lindelof new deal

2019-09-15T06:49:00Z

Manchester United will offer Victor Lindelof a new contract, reports the Daily Express.

The defender had reportedly been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window, but the 25-year-old now looks set to remain at the club for several more years, having already played a key role alongside Harry Maguire this season.

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Juventus join race to land Parrott signature

2019-09-15T06:34:31Z

Juventus have joined Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig in the race to sign Tottenham youngster Troy Parrott, according to Calcio Mercato.

The teenage striker has impressed Mauricio Pochettino in training after coming through the academy, and has also been on fine form on the international stage, scoring three goals for the Republic of Ireland U21 side in their two Euro qualifiers last week.

Newcastle looking for wingers this winter

2019-09-15T04:55:05Z

Newcastle United will be in the market for wingers this winter, with the club ready to back Steve Bruce. 

The Chronicle says the club will have discussions about who to target, with injuries to Matt Ritchie and Allan Saint-Maximin​ having left the club thin on wide options. 

Hull City sign Norbert Balogh on free transfer

2019-09-15T04:15:38Z

Hull City have signed Hungary international striker Norbert Balogh on a free transfer. 

The club announced the move on Saturday ahead of their 2-2 draw with Wigan

Ancelotti: Mertens must get new contract

2019-09-15T03:04:28Z

Carlo Ancelotti wants Napoli to hand Dries Mertens a new contract quickly. 

The Belgian netted both goals in a 2-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday, and his manager does not want to see the club let his current deal, which runs on in nine months, run out. 

“We have to hurry on the new contract," the manager told reporters. "We must move quickly as his contract expires in nine months."

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Emery: I was with Garcia when he got sacked

2019-09-15T02:01:02Z

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed that he found out about Javi Gracia's sacking at the same time as the former Watford boss, with the managerial pair having randomly bumped into each other whilst in Spain.

Gracia was let go by the Hornets last week, with the club sitting bottom of the Premier League having failed to win any of their first four matches of the season. The Spaniard had, however, led the club to an 11th-place finish last term, as well as reaching the FA Cup final.

Read the full story on Goal 

Messi's father meets with Inter Miami reps

2019-09-15T00:45:47Z

Lionel Messi's father has met with representatives from Inter Miami. 

The Sun reports that the MLS side's officials, who are in Europe this week, have had a meeting with the Barcelona star's father in an attempt to lure him to the club. 

Real to offer Kroos in swap deal for Pogba

2019-09-14T22:52:42Z

Spanish side looking to make a deal this winter

Real Madrid will offer Toni Kroos as a makeweight in a deal to finally land Paul Pogba from Manchester United, according to Sport Bild.

Real couldn't agree a deal with United for wantaway World Cup winner Pogba in the summer but will instead dangle the former Bayern star in order to get their way as they believe the Premier League side are interested in the German. 

Barca to sell Umtiti

2019-09-14T22:42:11Z

Barcelona are ready to sell injury-prone defender Samuel Umtiti in January, with Juventus reportedly monitoring the player according to Calcio Mercato.  

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been said to be interested in the Frenchman, whilst Juventus are suffering from the absence of Giorgio Chiellini, who suffered an ACL injury in the first match of the season and will be out for six months.

Juventus interested in Matic

2019-09-14T22:31:41Z

Juventus are interested in signing Nemanja Matic from Manchester United next summer after missing out on his team-mate Paul Pogba, as reported by the Mail. 

Matic's contract expires at the end of the season, although United have an option to extend his deal by a further year.

The Serb has been left frustrated by his lack of playing time in the early stages of the season. 

Manchester United watching Kosovo's Muriqi

2019-09-14T22:24:41Z

Manchester United sent scouts to watch Kosovo striker Verdat Muriqi during the team's defeat against England last week, as reported by the Express.

Muriqi only moved to struggling Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the summer in a bargain £3.1 million but he started the season in impressive form.

He scored when Kosovo beat the Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifying last weekend. 

Neymar promises PSG performances after scoring winner

2019-09-14T22:14:49Z

Neymar said he is ready to perform for Paris Saint Germain after being booed during Saturday's win against Strasbourg

The Brazilian scored a last-minute winner in the Ligue 1 game as fans showed what they thought of his attempts to push through a transfer to Barcelona in the summer.

Neymar said to L'Equipe: "We all know what happened (in the summer). I understand that it is very difficult for them (the fans).

"But from now on, I am a PSG player. If they want to whistle me, there is no problem. There are more than 25 players in the squad, you cannot focus on one."