Kompany won Anderlecht job after six-hour meeting
Vincent Kompany was chosen as the new player-coach of Anderlecht after one six-hour meeting with the club, according to technical director Frank Arnesen.
It was announced last Sunday that the Manchester City captain would return to his childhood club in the close-season after 11 years at the Etihad Stadium.
Arnesen has revealed the process behind hiring the Belgian centre-back and believes the 33-year-old can restore the club to their former place as the country's leading side citing Kompany's leadership qualities and philosophies as essential.
Atletico exodus continues as Juanfran announces departure
Juanfran said an emotional goodbye to Atletico Madrid as he prepares to leave when his contract expires in June, claiming he "came a Viking and I leave as an Indian."
Atleti arranged a ceremony where the experienced right-back made a departing speech and was hailed by president Enrique Cerezo before being gifted a signed shirt.
"These are my last few days at Atletico, I hope to return soon, this is my home. They have been wonderful years, the best of my career," Juanfran said.
De Jong arrival to put Rakitic under threat
The acquisition of Frenkie de Jong is likely to put Ivan Rakitic’s place at Barcelonaunder threat, Goal understands.
Speculation over his future has only grown with the confirmed arrival of the Ajax starlet De Jong, but Rakitic has insisted he is happy at Barca and does not want to leave.
Arsenal target Reading striker Loader
Arsenal are one of several clubs keeping close tabs on Reading’s teenage striker Danny Loader, Goal understands.
The 18-year-old was part of England’s Under-17s World Cup winning team in 2017 and ended last season making 22 appearances for the Royals in all competitions as they avoided relegation from the Championship.
Several Premier League clubs in England are circling with Loader entering the last year of his contract, with Arsenal, Wolves, Chelsea, Leicester City and Southampton watching developments closely ahead of a potential summer bid.
Guardiola to Juventus reports 'nonsensical' - Man City board member
The Serie A champions are looking for a new coach to replace the departing Massimiliano Allegri and Guardiola has been linked with the job, with recent rumours saying a deal has been struck.
But Galassi insists there is no truth to the claims and is sure Guardiola will stay at City.
Trippier on the way to Napoli?
Spurs are eager to offload the defender and want a reported £25 million ($32m) for him.
Routledge signs Swansea extension
Wayne Routledge has signed a one-year contract extension with Swansea, it has been confirmed.
The winger has been with the Welsh side for eight years and his deal was about to extend this summer.
But he has been persuaded to stay on for another season after making 26 appearances in 2018-19 in the Championship and FA Cup.
Bayern chief Hoeness confirms Sane interest
The 23-year-old has been linked with a departure from City after playing a reduced role in their treble-winning campaign, starting 30 of his 47 appearances in all competitions.
German champions Bayern have emerged as the top candidates to sign Sane after seeing star attackers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery leave and Hoeness has since clarified that the Bundesliga champions are advancing on their interest.
Ajax starlet signs new deal
Ajax have announced teenager Naci Unuvar has signed a new deal through to 2022.
Unuvar, a 15-year-old Netherlands youth international, recently scored in the U-17 European Championships decider, won by the Dutch.
Man Utd still chasing Rabiot
United view Rabiot as the ideal age and a potential long-term replacement for Nemanja Matic, but may be at a disadvantage in their pursuit due to lack of Champions League football next season.
Man Utd made Brandt enquiry
Brandt would have fit the profile of young, but established players United are searching for to boost their attack.
Camacho unwilling to sign new Liverpool contract
Camacho has one year left on his contract after joining the club in 2016 following his release from Manchester City's academy.
The Reds want £10 million ($13m) from Camacho, but are prepared to retain him for a year a risk losing him for nothing if that fee is not offered.
Where will Eden Hazard be in 2019-20?
'Liverpool would be crazy to let Milner leave'
There is “no chance” that Liverpool will allow James Milner to leave as a free agent, says Steve Nicol, with it “crazy” to think that no contract extension will be agreed.
As things stand, the 33-year-old is approaching the end of his current terms.
Fletcher lined up for Man Utd return
Fulham want £30m for Mitrovic
Chabot signs for Sampdoria
Man City set Delph asking price
Arsenal readying formal bid for Fraser
Man Utd tipped to sign striker
Manchester United are being backed to bring in another striker this summer, with Andy Cole talking up a move for a proven frontman amid talk of interest in the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Paulo Dybala.
The former Red Devils frontman has told talkSPORT: "It wouldn’t surprise me if they bought another centre-forward."
Man City's lucky charm eyes new deal
Oleksandr Zinchenko is eyeing a new contract at Manchester City after proving to be a lucky charm for the club during an historic treble-winning run in 2018-19.
He has told Sport360: "It’s a massive pleasure to be a part of this club so hopefully we will see what happens [with the contract]. I hope we can get better and I want to be part of this."
Barcelona won't raise De Ligt bid
Barcelona are piecing together a plan to lure Matthijs de Ligt to Camp Nou from Ajax that avoids the need to deal with his agent Mino Raiola or increasing their current €75 million (£66m/$84) bid, Goal understands.
The Dutch defender's representative has been banned from transfer dealings for three months, while several leading sides from across Europe have joined the clamour for his signature.
Solskjaer plots Man Utd overhaul
Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have already confirmed their exits from Old Trafford and Solskjaer wants more of his unwanted players to join them in order to make room for new signings.
Benteke keen on Palace stay despite £15m China interest
Christian Benteke wants to stay at Crystal Palace despite £15 million ($19m) interest from Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan, Goal understands.
The 28-year-old prefers to try and prove himself in the Premier League and persuade Eagles boss Roy Hodgson of his qualities.
Andre Silva could leave Milan in swap deal
Silva is set to end his loan spell with Sevilla but will look for a new club, and Mendes believes a swap deal could be more fruitful than the €20-25 million asking price Milan would require.
Mendes has reportedly approached a number of La Liga and Premier League clubs to try and secure a move.
Wan-Bissaka will cost Man Utd £50m
The right-back has impressed with his dynamic performances for Palace this season which have reportedly led to interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But the Eagles are ready to replicate the firm stance they took on Wilfried Zaha in 2013 and demand a high figure for the 21-year-old.
Barcelona wrap up deal for 18-year-old Dutch star
Bayern move unlikely for Werner, says Leipzig boss
Despite Werner's contract being up in 2020 and fierce speculation linking him with a move to the German champions, Bayern are yet to make a formal approach for the 23-year-old's services.
Ragnik thinks that means the Bavarian's are unlikely to sign him.
Man City close in on Cancelo
‘Spurs switch will see Bale get his desire back’
He has told talkSPORT: “He needs to feel loved and people love him at Tottenham. If he goes back he will be one of the best players in the Premier League again.”
Higuain wants Juve return alongside Sarri & Ronaldo
The Argentine striker is approaching the end of a loan spell at Chelsea and despite previously stating a desire to remain in west London, would now be prepared to head back to Italy as Massimiliano Allegri prepares to depart Turin.
Modric to pen Real Madrid extension
Guardiola agrees to become Juventus boss
Man City coach to leave for Italy
Anderson on Liverpool's radar
Moses & Lukaku wanted by Inter
Man Utd to make Romero first-choice keeper if De Gea leaves
De Gea's contract talks have stalled with the Spain international demanding wages of £350,000 per week, leaving him with just one year left on his deal.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly ready to put his faith in Argentine Romero if the club decides to cash in on De Gea this summer.
Sarri is first-choice Juve candidate
Arsenal advised against Ozil sale
Arsenal should not sell Mesut Ozil despite the German's inconsistent form and high salary, says Gunners legend Ian Wright.
The north London club are keen to reduce their wage bill this summer but Wright thinks selling one of their most creative players would be a bad move.
Conte set to earn €10m at Inter
Terry has talks with Middlesborough
John Terry has held talks to become the manager of Middlesborough, according to Talksport.
Boro parted ways with Tony Pulis when his contract ended at the end of last season.
Tottenham leading the chase for Malcom
The Spanish side want to recover the €40 million (£35m/$45m) they paid for him last summer, and Spurs have used communication with Barca over Andre Gomes to start talks with the club on signing Malcom as well.
Lewandowski wants Sane at Bayern
Sane has been linked with a move to Bayern after a frustrating second half of the season with City, as the Germany international started just nine league matches in 2019.
"That’s a super player with great qualities and great potential," Lewandowski told a roundtable on Wednesday.
"I’ve already seen many times how good he is. That’s a player who can immediately take us higher, who improves the team."
Six Premier League clubs in for Wilson
Conte to move for Lukaku at Inter
Chelsea poll dressing room over Sarri sacking
Sarri's future as Chelsea manager is in doubt despite leading his side to a third-place finish and the Europa League final in his first season in charge.
Despite those on-field achievements, Sarri is understood to have irked players with his tactical approach and his treatment of captain Gary Cahill.
Manchester United end Sancho pursuit
The club have been rebuffed in their discussions with Dortmund
United have been knocked back in their discussions with Dortmund, who are demanding up to £90 million (€102m/$114m) for the teenage star.
Though Sancho is still a long-term target for United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved on to other summer targets as his side look to rebuild.
Spurs bid £10m for Clarke
The 18-year-old has caught the eye in the Championship this season, with several Premier League sides monitoring his progress.
Having failed to achieve promotion to the Premier League for next season, Leeds may be forced to sell in order to balance their books.
Strootman offered to Premier League trio
The Ligue 1 side will look to cut costs after a disappointing campaign that has them in sixth place with just one league game remaining.
Strootman has been a target of United's in the past, but they may look to get younger now that the Dutch international is 29.
Atletico Madrid join race for Trippier
Napoli have been in hot pursuit of the 28-year-old, but now Atletico have joined in as they seek a replacement for the outgoing Juanfran.
Mauricio Pochettino is willing to listen to offers for Trippier, who will have his future resolved after the Champions League final.
Newcastle to hand Longstaff massive new deal
United are reportedly interested in a move for the 21-year-old midfielder, who only made his Premier League debut on Boxing Day.
Though Longstaff only signed a four-year contract six months ago, Newcastle are prepared to offer him a huge raise to keep him at the club.