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Rapinoe to Real

2019-09-29T21:30:59Z

US Women's National Team star Megan Rapinoe may be Real Madrid's first Galactica.

Madrid acquired Spanish women's side CD Tacon last seasons and are looking for a marquee signing.

According to AS World Cup winner Rapinoe fits the bill, and their report suggests she would welcome a move to Spain.

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Inter 'keeper Dekic to leave in January

2019-09-29T21:00:25Z

Vladan Dekic will leave Inter in January but the Serie A club are eager to keep him for the long term.

The Nerazzurri received offers for the 20-year-old Serb this summer but want to be sure he'll get game-time wherever he goes, according to Sempre Inter.

He will leave in January, after six months of extensive training, says the report.

Neville says City need signings

2019-09-29T20:30:13Z

Gary Neville says Manchester City must strengthen in defense if they are to challenge for trophies this season.

The defending Premier League champions have something of a crisis at the back and have had to resort to playing Fernandinho in central defense.

Neville says manager Pep Guardiola will know that's not good enough and rubbished the coach's claims City can't afford replacements.

Find out what else the ex-Manchester United man had to say on Goal!.

Perisic was hurt when Man Utd transfer collapsed

2019-09-29T20:00:29Z

Croatia international Ivan Perisic was devastated when his "dream" move to Manchester United fell through.

The winger spent two more seasons with Inter before moving to Bayern Munich this summer on a one-year loan.

He is hoping to make his stay in Bavaria permanent, but still regrets missing out on a move to Old Trafford.

"It was painful for me. But I don’t want to go into the details," he said.

Read the whole story on Goal!

Capello blasts Milan transfer business

2019-09-29T19:30:31Z

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello has slammed another former employer's business this summer.

The Italian derided AC Milan's business and said their failures in the market would see them fall behind their Serie A rivals.

"It hurt me to see 200 million spent and not a single purchase that knows how to make a difference," he's quoted as saying by Calciomercato.

Liverpool fear losing Klopp to Germany

2019-09-29T19:00:00Z

Liverpool fear manager Jurgen Klopp could be tempted by the Germany coach's job once Joachim Low's reign ends, as reported by the Mirror.

Klopp has so far rebutted attempts by the Liverpool board to make him one of the highest paid managers in England

That has increased the fear amongst the Fenway Sports Group that he could be vulnerable to an approach from Germany when Low’s reign ends.

Arsenal ready for Ozil loan in January

2019-09-29T18:30:00Z

Arsenal are keen to offload Mesut Ozil in January after the German slipped out of Unai Emery's plans, as reported by the Sun.

Ozil has only featured this season against Watford and Nottingham Forest and Arsenal would be willing to loan him out in January. 

The 30-year-old has two years left on his Gunners contract.

Lampard keeping tabs on Wigan's Gelhardt

2019-09-29T18:00:00Z

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is leading the hunt for highly rated 17-year-old Wigan forward Joe Gelhardt, according to the Sunday Express.

Gelhardt made his debut last season and he scored 12 goals in 15 appearances for the England under-17 side.

He is yet to start a game for the Latics but scored his first goal against Hull City two weeks ago.

City after Foxes' Soyuncu

2019-09-29T17:30:00Z

Manchester City are eyeing up Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu as Pep Guardiola looks to bolster his defensive options following injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, according to Fotospor.

The Turk has made 10 appearances for the Foxes since signing in 2018 and his perfromances have attracted the attention of the champions.

He has become a mainstay of the Turkish national team, making 25 appearances since making his debut in 2016. 

Derby and Stoke eye Iceland international

2019-09-29T17:00:32Z

Championship teams Derby County and Stoke City are both interested in free agent former Aston Villa man Birkir Bjarnason.

The Icelandic midfielder helped guide Villa to promotion last season, but left the club prior to them starting their Premier League campaign.

The People now say Derby are leading the chase for his 31-year-old, but Stoke, who, like the Rams, have had a difficult start to the season are also in the hunt.

Maddison urged to stay with Leicester

2019-09-29T16:29:45Z

Leicester City star James Maddison should remain with the club rather than make the switch to Manchester United, says former Foxes boss Mickey Adams.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Adams doesn't believe a switch to the struggling United would benefit the former Norwich City man.

“Maddison would have to go to Manchester City or Liverpool to improve on what he’s got at Leicester," Adams said.

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Man Utd will listen to Henderson offers

2019-09-29T16:00:21Z

Manchester United are willing to part ways with goalkeeper Dean Henderson, and expect him to fetch £20m ($25m), according to The Sun.

The England Under-21 goalkeeper, spending his second consecutive season on loan at Sheffield United, only signed a new contract at Old Trafford in the summer, but the club now see his future lying elsewhere.

No. 1 'keeper David De Gea recently signed a contract extension and now the Premier League giants are willing to cash in on the highly-regarded Henderson.

Arsenal prepared to pay for Ozil exit

2019-09-29T15:30:21Z

Mesut Ozil is set to be sent away from Arsenal in January, and the London club are willing to pay part of his wages to tempt another team.

The ex-Germany international has had a bit-part role this season, but his weekly salary of a reported £350,000 ($430,000) is likely to scare off any interested parties.

The Mirror is now reporting that the Gunners will subsidise his wage in order to get a portion of it off the books, as he's made just one Premier League start this year.

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Liverpool looking at Ajax star

2019-09-29T15:00:00Z

Liverpool want to sign 22-year-old Brazil forward David Neres from Ajax, as reported by Calcio Mercato.  

The 22-year-old Brazilian forward, whose contract expires with the Dutch champions in 2023, was a part of the team's run to last season's Champions League semi-final.

Barca tried to sign Lindelof, says agent

2019-09-29T14:30:00Z

Victor Lindelof's agent has revealed that Barcelona made a number of efforts to sign him during the most recent transfer window, as reported by Aftonbladet

Hasan Cetinkaya said of the La Liga champions' efforts to sign the United defender: "Lindelof was perhaps Man Utd's best player last season, and there was a lot of interest from clubs that are even better [than United] at the moment.

"When Matthijs de Ligt chose Juventus, Victor was pronounced Barcelona's first choice. His way of playing, his DNA, is very close to Barcelona's way of playing."

Wolves scouting Odegaard

2019-09-29T14:00:00Z

Wolves are monitoring Real Madrid's 20-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, as reported by the Mirror. 

Wolves have sent scouts to Spain to watch the former Norwegian wonderkid after a string of fine performances in La Liga.

Odegaard has been loaned from the Bernabeu to Real Sociedad this term and has caught the eye since the start of the season.

Juve after Meunier

2019-09-29T13:30:00Z

Juventus are keen to bring Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier to Turin and will 'do anything' to convince the Belgian to sign, according to Corriere dello Sport

Juve defender Mattia De Sciglio could even be used as a makeweight with Meunier out of contract at the end of the season and having been offered a new deal.

Napoli considered Balotelli move

2019-09-29T13:05:53Z

In a bid to resolve their striker shortage, Napoli came close to offering Mario Balotelli a deal in the recent summer transfer window, while Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz was also under consideration, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian side, however, signed former Spurs striker Fernando Llorente, with Balotelli eventually joining Brescia, with the erratic Italian scoring against Napoli earlier today in his side’s 2-1 loss.

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Paredes keen on Serie A return

2019-09-29T12:29:23Z

Leandro Paredes is keen on a return to Serie A after falling out of favour at PSG, claims SempreMilan.

The 25-year-old made the switch to the French champions at the beginning of the year, but has found himself down the pecking order after the arrival of fellow central midfielders Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye.

Paredes has had spells with Roma, Chievo and Empoli, and it is understood that AC Milan are now interested in his signature.

Barcelona remain keen on De Ligt

2019-09-29T12:07:17Z

Despite only signing for Juventus in the recent summer transfer window, Barcelona remain interested in bringing Matthijs De Ligt to Camp Nou.

Calciomercato claim that the 20-year-old is still a target for Barca, who tried to sign the young defender from Ajax before he opted to move to Juve in July.

Celtic to bring in more players in January

2019-09-29T10:44:58Z

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that the club will look to bring in more players in the January transfer window, reports the Express.

The Scottish champions are currently top of the Scottish Premiership, one point ahead of rivals Rangers, and Lennon has revealed that head of recruitment Nick Hammond is working hard behind the scenes in an attempt to bring in fresh faces.

Schalke interested in Atalanta's Gosens

2019-09-29T10:07:40Z

Bundesliga outfit Schalke are interested in the signature of Atalanta defender Robin Gosens, reports Calciomercato.

The 25-year-old was born in Germany, but spent the majority of his career in the Netherlands, before making the switch to Italy, where he now has 50 appearances for Atalanta.

But German side Schalke are in need of defenders, and Gosens has been identified as their number one target, with the Atalanta man scoring in their latest 4-1 victory over Sassuolo.

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DC United chasing Foderingham

2019-09-29T09:50:48Z

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is a January transfer target for MLS side DC United, according to the MailOnline.

Foderingham had been a regular starter at Ibrox since arriving from Swindon in 2015, but has found playing time hard to come by since the return of Allan McGregor.

Sarri preferred Rabiot over Isco

2019-09-29T09:15:00Z

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri opted to sign PSG’s Adrien Rabiot over Isco, despite the Italian club having a longstanding interest in the Real Madrid midfielder.

According to Calciomercato, the former Chelsea manager landed his preferred target, with Rabiot now seemingly back into the first team picture after several games as a substitute.

Lampard keeping tabs on Wigan youngster

2019-09-29T08:30:37Z

Chelsea are eyeing Wigan youngster Joe Gelhardt and hope to beat Premier League rivals Everton to his signature, claims the Express.

The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising players for the future of English football, and Frank Lampard is keen to add him to the club's already talented list of youngsters.

Gelhardt is yet to start a game for Wigan in the Championship this season, but came off the bench to score the equaliser in their 2-2 draw at Hull earlier this month.

Mourinho nearing Madrid return

2019-09-29T07:49:26Z

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has lined up Jose Mourinho as Zinedine Zidane's replacement, should the former France midfielder be removed from his role.

Zidane has come under increasing pressure this season for his team's performances, despite guiding his side to the top of the table after seven games.

But the Sunday Times are reporting that former Chelsea and Man Utd boss Mourinho is still in the running to take over, with the Portuguese keen to return to management after being out of the game for the longest period of his career.

Wolves eyeing Odegaard

2019-09-29T07:21:59Z

Wolves are planning an ambitious swoop for Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard, reports the Mirror.

The 20-year-old is currently enjoying a successful spell at Madrid’s La Liga rivals Real Sociedad, with Zinedine Zidane reportedly in no rush for the Norwegian to return to the club.

Dortmund join race for Brescia youngster

2019-09-29T07:07:00Z

Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign Brescia youngster Sandro Tonali, with the Italian also strongly linked with moves to both Juventus and AC Milan.

Calciomercato are reporting that the 19-year-old is wanted by several top clubs across Europe, having been compared to former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Can to be given second chance

2019-09-29T06:42:45Z

Juventus midfielder Emre Can will be given a lifeline at Juventus, despite being left out of their Champions League squad this season.

According to Le10sport, the former Liverpool midfielder is still key to Maurizio Sarri’s plans, with the manager keen to keep Can at the club after summer interest from PSG.

Southgate to replace Pochettino?

2019-09-29T06:26:11Z

Spurs have lined up England manager Gareth Southgate as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, should the Argentinian leave north London.

Pochettino has been linked with a switch to Manchester United, and the Daily Star are reporting that Southgate will be Tottenham’s number one target to take over the vacant position.

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Spurs should replace Eriksen with Maddison - Le Tissier

2019-09-29T05:14:30Z

Former Southampton star Matt Le Tissier believes Tottenham should target Leicester City playmaker James Maddison as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen is in the final year of his Spurs contract, with talks of a move to Man Utd or Real Madrid continuing to grow as a new deal is not signed in North London.

Le Tissier thinks Maddison, who is enjoying an excellent season for the Foxes, would be 'ideal' for Tottenham if Eriksen departed.

"He (Maddison) is a player that would be on the radar of a team like Spurs, especially if they were to lose Christian Eriksen," Le Tissier told Sky Sports.

"You look at James Maddison and he would be a pretty ideal replacement. I think this boy has got everything in his locker.

"He has been quite unfortunate that he has not already been capped by England. I really do think that his performances at Leicester warranted him making his debut before he actually got in the squad."

Longstaff focused on Newcastle despite being flattered by Man Utd links

2019-09-29T05:06:58Z

Talented English midfielder Sean Longstaff is focused on Newcastle United, despite rumoured interest from Manchester United.

The 21-year-old broke into the Magpies team during last season and was reportedly a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looked to sign British players for his squad.

But despite all the headlines featuring his name, Longstaff insists he has just been working hard to get back from the knee injury he suffered against West Ham in March.

"You’re seeing stuff about yourself on the telly and the next day I’m in the gym and I can’t even step on to a box that’s the height of my shin, or get up the stairs without grabbing on to something," Longstaff told the Times.

"[The Man Utd interest is] not really something for me to comment on. It’s between the clubs.

"I was flattered to get my name mentioned in those conversations but, like my dad says, 'Sport’s got a funny way of dragging you back down to earth'."

Man Utd target Aubameyang says he is 'happy' at Arsenal

2019-09-29T04:19:58Z

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has ignored speculation of a move to Manchester United, instead insisting 'it's time to win trophies' at the Emirates.

The Gabonese striker has been a shining light for the Gunners since joining in January 2018, scoring 48 goals in 72 appearances, including six from six in the league this season.

Despite links of a move to Old Trafford, the 30-year-old reiterating his desire to bring silverware to North London.

"I feel that we can change something in this club and we will try. Now it's time to win trophies," Aubameyang was quoted by The Mirror on Sky Sports.

"I'm sure we can do it and I am honestly happy to be here.

"I feel very good. For the next few years we want to play at a high level and win trophies. That's what we are talking about."

Spurs concerned Poch sacking will help rivals

2019-09-29T04:06:55Z

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants to give coach Mauricio Pochettino time to turn around the club's struggling start to the season.

Pochettino is under pressure following Spurs' inconsistent league form and the shock Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester - but still has four years left on his contract.

According to The Sun, Levy is worried that rival teams would benefit from picking up Pochettino as their manager, and is keen to give the Argentinian tactician a chance to sort through the issues at club.

Manchester United and Real Madrid have both been linked with moves for Pochettino.

Mandzukic not heading to Qatar

2019-09-29T04:01:19Z

Veteran Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic will not be joining Al-Rayyan after the Qatari side suspended contract negotations.

The 33-year-old has fallen down the pecking order in Turin under Maurizio Sarri and was looking for a move to get first team football.

But Al-Rayyan used their Twitter account to reveal their pursuit of Mandzukic is now over.

The Croatian striker is also reportedly a target of Manchester United.

Bayern still interested in Sane transfer

2019-09-28T22:35:35Z

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane could see Bayern Munich's interest in his signature renewed in the new year, reports the Sun

Sane is hoping to accelerate his recovery from serious injury with an eye to returning to the field in January 2020. 

And if he does make it back to full fitness Bayern are ready to make a fresh bid for his services after courting him over the summer prior to his setback.

Alexis cuts ties with ex-Man Utd colleagues

2019-09-28T22:32:45Z

Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez has broken off all contact with his former team-mates at Old Trafford, claims the Sun

The Chilean marked his full debut with Inter, where he will spend the current season on loan, with a goal before being sent off early in the second half. 

But while he remains officially on the United books he no longer speaks to his Old Trafford team-mates, unlike Chris Smalling, who remains in touch via WhatsApp from his new home in Rome.

Van Bronckhorst given Man City role

2019-09-28T22:26:19Z

Manchester City have given Giovanni van Bronckhorst a role in the club's backroom staff to prepare for life after Pep Guardiola, reports the Mirror

Van Bronckhorst has been working informally at the Etihad Stadium for the last month, but has now been offered a contract by City.

West Ham put £100m price tag on Man Utd & City target Rice

2019-09-28T22:15:38Z

United attempted to sign England international over summer

West Ham are hoping to ward off interest in star asset Declan Rice by slapping a £100 million ($123m) price tag on the player, claims the Express

England international Rice has attracted interest from both Manchester United and City since breaking into the Hammers first team. 

United tried to tempt West Ham into a sale last summer, only to see their efforts rebuffed.

Liverpool fear losing Klopp to Germany

2019-09-28T22:11:54Z

Liverpool are concerned that they will lose Jurgen Klopp to his dream job at the head of the Germany national team, claims the Mirror

Klopp has three years remaining on his current deal at Anfield, which Liverpool are keen to extend. 

But the club believe that they will not be able to convince him to stay should the opportunity to succeed Joachim Low arise.