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'Big surprise if Man Utd don't sign Ighalo'

2020-05-23T21:20:37Z

It would be a major surprise if Manchester United did not look to sign Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis, admits Owen Hargreaves, with the Nigerian exceeding expectations while offering something different to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

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Liverpool target Havertz will not disrespect Leverkusen with transfer talk

2020-05-23T20:50:59Z

Kai Havertz was unwilling to risk ruining his time at Bayer Leverkusen by discussing speculation surrounding his future. 

Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Barcelona and Juventus are among the clubs to have been linked with a move for Germany international Havertz, who Leverkusen have made clear they will be unwilling to sell for anything less than €100million. 

The 20-year-old scored a double for the second week in succession in a 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, marking Peter Bosz's side's second win in the space of five days.

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Barcelona chase Sevilla wonderkid

2020-05-23T20:15:08Z

Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Sevilla prospect Diego Fernández Talaverón, reports Mundo Deportivo

The 18-year-old striker has scored 22 goals in as many matches for the Juvenil B youth division this season, attracting attention from Camp Nou as well as Real Madrid and Ajax.

‘Barcelona shouldn’t sign Bruno for the sake of it’

2020-05-23T19:40:07Z

Barcelona must resist the urge to make signings “for the sake of it”, says Rivaldo, with the Brazilian saying supposed interest in Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes should only be followed up if sales are sanctioned first.

The highly-rated midfielder has made a big impression at Lyon in just a few short months, having completed a switch to France in the January transfer window.

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Rangnick wants to bring Sabitzer to Milan

2020-05-23T18:30:06Z

Ralf Rangnick hasn't officially been hired by AC Milan, but he has set his sights on a signing.

According to MilanNews.it, Rangnick wants to bring RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer with him to Serie A.

However, negotiations have not begun over any potential move. 

'Hard for Lautaro to say no to Barcelona & Messi’

2020-05-23T18:00:36Z

Gonzalo Higuain says he doesn't envy Lautaro Martinez as the Inter star continues to be linked with Barcelona

Higuain says it will be hard to say no to Barca's advances even if the decision to leave Inter will be a difficult one.

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Barcelona field Trincao loan bids

2020-05-23T17:30:54Z

Trincao has only just made his move to Barcelona official but the Catalans are already fending off offers for the young star, according to Sport

The 20-year-old Portuguese forward comes with a growing reputation and has no shortage of bids to take him on loan for the coming season.

‘Grealish has got Man Utd written all over him’

2020-05-23T17:00:37Z

Jack Grealish has “Manchester United written all over him”, says Lee Sharpe, with the Red Devils being backed to find considerable value in the Aston Villa playmaker if they do make a move.

A big-money raid on a Premier League rival from those at Old Trafford has been mooted for some time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to have made the acquisition of added creativity a top priority for United.

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Rangers yet to complete Hagi deal

2020-05-23T16:25:13Z

Rangers are still waiting to seal a permanent move for Ianis Hagi, according to the Herald

The 21-year-old, son of Romania great Gheorghe Hagi, has made a big impression on Gers fans since moving on loan to Ibrox, and the player's agent recently claimed a deal had been struck. 

The Glasgow side, however, deny making use of their purchase option as of yet and will take their time before committing to a transfer.

‘Edouard is like Van Dijk & destined for the very top’

2020-05-23T15:40:04Z

Odsonne Edouard is “going to the very top just like Virgil van Dijk”, says former Celtic striker Chris Sutton, with the Frenchman already sparking talk of interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

At 22 years of age, a highly-rated frontman is seeing a big-money move away from Parkhead mooted.

Premier League vultures are starting to circle, with the likes of United and Arsenal either in the market for further firepower or facing the threat of having to find another goal-getter.

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Aguero to honour Man City contract and ‘see what happens after that’

2020-05-23T15:00:00Z

Sergio Aguero will honour his contract at Manchester City, says agent Hernan Reguera, but the striker will “see what happens" after his deal expires in 2021.

Reguera has told FCInterNews: “Sergio has a contract with Manchester City until 2021, and there is no chance of him leaving before that."

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Raiola opens Pogba talks with Juventus

2020-05-23T14:40:00Z

Mino Raiola has opened talks with Juventus regarding a return to Turin for Paul Pogba, claims Le10Sport.

The Manchester United is eager to hear what the Serie A giants have to say as he continues to mull over his options in England.

Where will Grealish end up?

2020-05-23T14:20:00Z

Borussia Dortmund exit confirmed for Gotze

2020-05-23T14:00:18Z

Borussia Dortmund will be severing ties with Mario Gotze when his contract expires in the summer, sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed.

The World Cup winner is set to see his current deal with the Bundesliga giants come to a close at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, meaning that he will drop into the free agent pool.

Check out the full story here.

'Haaland will end up in England'

2020-05-23T13:30:00Z

Erling Haaland has been backed to end up in the Premier League at some stage by Jan Age Fjortoft.

The Norway international has stunned since joining Borussia Dortmund and is wanted by many more top teams in Europe.

And his compatriot is sure he will join a team in the Premier League one day and feels he is similar to Gary Lineker.

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Newcastle target €80m Hernandez

2020-05-23T12:50:44Z

Bayern not willing to sell centre-back

Newcastle are preparing an ambitious bid for Bayern Munich centre-back Lucas Hernandez, Bild claims.

The centre-back joined the German giants last summer in an €80 million deal and Bayern do not want to let him go, but the Premier League side are expected to test their resolve with an offer.

PSG consider Ajax full-back Tagliafico

2020-05-23T12:14:50Z

Paris Saint-Germain could join Chelsea, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the battle to sign Nicolas Tagliafico this summer.

AS reports the French outfit have their sets sight on Porto's Alex Telles, but are reluctant to meet the Portuguese side's asking price, which could see them turn to the Ajax full-back instead.

Marseille eye ex-France defender Boli

2020-05-23T11:28:22Z

Former Marseille defender Basile Boli could be set to re-join the club as their new technical director.

Le 10 Sport says the Ligue 1 side are considering appointing him as Andoni Zubizarreta's replacement.

Inter interested in Barcelona defender Umtiti

2020-05-23T10:06:18Z

Inter are open to signing Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona this summer, Sport reports.

The Catalan side need to make space in the squad and lighten their wage bill and have decided Umtiti is one they are willing to part ways with.

There has been talk of Barca including him in a deal for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, but the Nerazzurri could sign him for €30 million (£27m/$33m) in a separate deal.

'Grealish worth every penny of £80m price tag'

2020-05-23T09:33:38Z

Jack Grealish is worth "every penny" of the £80 million ($97m) Aston Villa are demanding for him this summer, Alan Hutton says.

Manchester United are leading the race to land the 24-year-old, but they have been warned they will need to cough up a substantial fee to convince the club to let their captain leave three years before his contract expires.

Former team-mate Hutton believes Grealish would be right at home in a top Premier League team and that Villa are right to set the asking price high.

Vidal wants Barcelona stay

2020-05-23T08:55:30Z

Arturo Vidal does not want to leave Barcelona this summer, Mundo Deportivo claims.

The Chilean midfielder is reportedly on his way out of Camp Nou as the Catalan side want to free up space in the squad.

But like Arthur and Rakitic, Vidal is happy at Barcelona and does not want to leave just yet.

Marseille lower asking price for Man City & PSG target

2020-05-23T07:40:19Z

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan will be delighted to hear that Marseille are willing to lower their demands for Boubacar Kamara.

The 20-year-old defender is wanted by the European giants following his stellar performances in Ligue 1.

Marseille were said to be holding out for €90 million, but L'Equipe report they have dropped their demands to €40m (£36m/$44m).

Man City and Barcelona to make Cancelo and Semedo swap

2020-05-23T07:06:32Z

Juventus, Inter and Bayern also linked to Barca full-back

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is set to join Barcelona in a swap deal that will see Nelson Semedo go the other way, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Semedo is wanted by several top teams and City hope to convince the Catalan side to part ways with him because Pep Guardiola is a big fan and has not been convinced by Cancelo.

Chiesa out of Inter's reach

2020-05-23T06:29:37Z

Inter may have to give up on their pursuit of Federico Chiesa because Fiorentina's asking price is too high.

The 22-year-old winger is one of the San Siro side's top transfer targets, but Calciomercato says La Viola are unlikely to drop their €70 million (£63m/$76m) asking price, which may prove too high.

Higuain open to River Plate return

2020-05-23T05:24:51Z

Gonzalo Higuain says he would be open to finishing his career at boyhood club River Plate.

The Argentine has been linked with a move to MLS in recent weeks as well, although he says he isn't rushing to leave Juventus.

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Haiti star Nazon wants MLS move

2020-05-23T03:28:18Z

Haitian star Duckens Nazon says he'd like to make the move to MLS.

Nazon has been a fixture for Haiti, scoring 19 goals in 42 caps, while playing in England, France, Scotland and Belgium on the club level.

"I would like to play in MLS because there are many Haitians there," Nazon told CONCACAF.com. "There are a lot of Haitians in Miami, so Miami is a place where I would love to go play. Montreal is another place. I think if there is a good offer, I would be very interested in playing in MLS."

Bayern inquired over Sancho before shutdown

2020-05-23T01:05:44Z

Bayern Munich made an inquiry over Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho before the coronavirus shutdown, ESPN reports.

Sancho is set to be a hot commodity on the transfer market, with Manchester United thought to be the favourites in the race to sign him.

But United could have competition from the Bundesliga, as Bayern once again eye one of their rival's top players.

Newcastle eye move for Bayern's Hernandez

2020-05-23T00:20:05Z

Newcastle are considering a move for Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez, according to Bild.

The 24-year-old arrived from Atletico Madrid last summer for an eye-popping €80 million (£72m/$87m), but injuries and poor form have seen him start just nine of 38 competitive games this season.

Boosted by the funds from a proposed Saudi takeover, the Magpies could move for the France international. 

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Leicester leading chase for Lallana

2020-05-22T23:37:01Z

Leicester City are leading the chase for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, claims the Daily Star.

Lallana is set to leave Anfield on a free transfer this summer and a host of clubs, including West Ham, Everton, Arsenal and Crystal Palace, are all chasing his signature.

But the Foxes under Brendan Rodgers, who coached Lallana at Liverpool, are in front of the chasing pack.

PSG make €50m offer for Icardi

2020-05-22T22:55:42Z

The Ligue 1 champions are keen to secure the on-loan striker permanently

PSG have offered Inter €50 million (£45m/$55m) plus €10m (£9m/$11m) in add-ons for striker Mauro Icardi, according to Sky Sports.

Icardi impressed on loan with PSG this season, scoring 20 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions after arriving in early September.

The 27-year-old's loan included a €70m (£63m/$76m) option to purchase, but PSG are keen to negotiate that price down.

Giggs explains how Solskajer overhauled Man Utd's transfers

2020-05-22T22:45:49Z

Ryan Giggs has said that Ole Gunnar Solskaer's focus on recruiting good characters at Manchester Untied is paying off. 

Solskaer has brought in the likes of Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes, who have taken well to life with the Red Devils. 

But Giggs has claimed that off-field character has been just as important as on-field ability during Solskjaer's time in charge.

Read the full story on Goal right here 

Vertonghen likely to leave Tottenham

2020-05-22T22:25:27Z

Jan Vertonghen appears likely to leave Tottenham this summer, according to ESPN.

The centre-back's contract in north London expires on June 30 and Spurs have been unwilling to meet his demands of a two-year deal on his current £70,000-a-week salary.

The 33-year-old has been at Tottenham since joining in 2012 from Ajax.

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Arsenal and Chelsea watching teenage full-back

2020-05-22T22:12:32Z

Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping an eye on Borussia Monchengladbach full-back Kaan Kurt, claims The Sun.

The 18-year-old has yet to make his senior debut for Gladbach, and has been featuring for the club's reserves this term.

Kurt, a Germany youth international, can feature as a right winger or as a full-back on the left or right side. 

Everton and Newcastle chase Lozano

2020-05-22T22:04:08Z

Everton and Newcastle are keen on a move for Napoli forward Hirving Lozano, reports Corriere dello Sport.

Lozano has failed to live up to expectations after becoming Napoli's most expensive signing last summer when he joined from PSV.

Carlo Ancelotti, who signed the Mexico star at Napoli, is now in charge at Everton and is interested in a reunion.