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McIntyre named Dundee boss

2018-10-17T22:08:02Z

Dundee have appointed Jim McIntyre as manager on a one-year rolling contract.

The 46-year-old replaces Neil McCann at the helm of the side sitting bottom of the Scottish Premiership after eight matches.

McIntyre previously spent three years at Ross County before he was sacked in September 2017.

Simeone extension would be perfect for Atletico - CEO

2018-10-17T21:33:57Z

Atletico Madrid are eager to extend Diego Simeone's contract, CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin says.

The Argentine coach has been with the capital club for almost seven years and remains a big success, having guided them to another Europa League trophy last term.

And the Rojiblancos hope their rare partnership with Simeone keeps going beyond 2020, when his current contract expires.

Read what Gil Marin said on Goal

Naldo signs new Schalke deal

2018-10-17T20:57:48Z

Schalke defender Naldo has signed a new deal which ties him to the German club until 2020.

The Brazilian defender has become a fan favourite since joining from Wolfsburg in 2016 and was "overjoyed" to extend his contract by a further 12 months. 

Click here to read more

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Marseille eye Swiss teen Toma

2018-10-17T20:32:36Z

Marseille are interested in signing 19-year-old midfielder Bastien Toma from Sion, according to Le 10 Sport.

The Switzerland Under 21 international is said to have caught the eye of Barcelona already, but Marseille have sent scouts to watch him several times and could make a move soon.

West Ham to make new Vazquez approach

2018-10-17T19:55:43Z

West Ham are set to make a new approach for Sevilla playmaker Franco Vazquez, claims TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Hammers moved for the 29-year-old in the summer, but were rebuffed by the Andalusian side. 

But Manuel Pellegrini will test Sevilla's resolve again in the coming weeks, with a view toward another bid in January. 

Icardi will lower demands to sign new Inter deal

2018-10-17T19:17:55Z

Inter captain Mauro Icardi will lower his salary demands in order to help Inter meet Financial Fair Play guidelines, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara is currently demanding €8 million (£7m/$9m) per year in a new contract, but Icardi is willing to move closer to Inter's offer of €6.3m (£5.5m/$7.3m) 

Meanwhile the club's talks with Milan Skriniar over an extension are progressing more slowly, as the defender has had his head turned by Premier League interest. 

Dortmund rejected €12m Bruun Larsen offer from Stuttgart

2018-10-17T18:40:28Z

Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke has confirmed that Borussia Dortmund turned down a €12 million (£11m/$14m) bid for Jacob Bruun Larsen this summer. 

Bruun Larsen, 20, spent the second half of 2017-18 on loan at Stuttgart, and has now taken on a prominent role at Dortmund this season.

Reschke told Bild: "We offered Dortmund €12m. But (sporting director) Michael Zorc was not ready to talk, and categorically ruled out a sale."

Diego Costa demands pay rise to rival Griezmann

2018-10-17T17:27:10Z

Diego Costa demanded a wage rise from Atletico Madrid to narrow the pay gap between him and Antoine Griezmann, according to Marca.

The Spain striker's current salary is less than half that of Griezmann, who is said to be on around €20 million (£18m/$23m) per year.

However, the capital club are not willing to buckle to Costa's demands and believe they have calmed the ex-Chelsea star. The 30-year-old's current deal runs until 2021, so he may have to wait for his next pay rise or look for another move.

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'James will never return to Real Madrid'

2018-10-17T16:59:17Z

Real Madrid made a mistake in letting James Rodriguez leave and will not get another chance with the midfielder, Colombia great Carlos Valderrama says.

The 27-year-old is in the second of a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich and is expected to make it a permanent move at the end of the campaign in a €42 million (£37m/$48m) move.

And Valderrama believes Madrid are worse off without the attacking midfielder, expecting him to remain with the Bundesliga giants.

Click here to read what Valderrama said

Is Hamsik on his way out of Napoli?

2018-10-17T16:26:44Z

Marek Hamsik is not ruling out a move away from Napoli at the end of the season, according to his father.

The Slovakia international has spent over 11 years with the Stadio San Paolo outfit and is on course to break the club's all-time appearance record this term.

But rumours have emerged linking the 31-year-old midfielder to a move to China, and his dad, Richard, says there is no guarantee he will remain at Napoli.

“It is too soon to tell if this could be his final season at Napoli,” he told Radio Marte. “He has a contract to 2020 with option until 2021. We all hope he can remain, but it’s still too early to say.”

Chelsea won't let Hazard join Real Madrid easily

2018-10-17T15:48:49Z

Blues chairman vows to hold on to star player

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has promised the club will do all they can to prevent Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid.

The Belgian attacker continues to be linked to a move to Spain after hinting that he wanted to join the European champions before the season started.

However, Buck insists the Stamford Bridge club will fight to keep their star man.

We want him to stay and we will do what we have to do to entice him to stay," he said. “Let's see how it goes between now and the end of the season."

Read the full story here

Coutinho wants Firmino at Barca

2018-10-17T15:10:01Z

It's a reunion! 🙌

Well, if El Chiringuito de Jugones (yeah, them) are to be believed anyway.

The Spanish television channel are reporting that Philippe Coutinho has recommended Barcelona sign his old mate Roberto Firmino from Liverpool.

We can hear the grunts of disapproval coming out of Anfield from here... 😡

 

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Barcelona open to Neymar return

2018-10-17T14:40:36Z

Could it really happen?! 😲

Barcelona are apparently open to the idea of a sensational return for Neymar - despite selling him to PSG in 2017.

Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Barca executives would listen to the requests of the management and playing staff and try to bring back the Brazilian, if that's what they want!

Surely Barca fans would prefer that than him joining Real Madrid!! 😶

Juventus to move for James Rodriguez

2018-10-17T13:47:07Z

Juventus are considering making a move for Bayern Munich's on-loan midfielder James Rodriguez, according to AS.

The Colombia international is currently on a temporary deal from Real Madrid and the report claims that sporting director Fabio Paratici will use his positive relationship with agent Jorge Mendes to facilitate a transfer next summer.

Juve will apparently be willing to pay €70 million (£62m/$81m) to get their man, should Bayern not exercise the purchase option they have for the player.

Bolt rejects Valletta offer

2018-10-17T13:10:30Z

Usain Bolt has rejected a two-year deal with Maltese champions Valletta, the eight-time Olympic champion's agent has confirmed.

Bolt has been training with A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners of late, and scored a double for the side in a recent trial match.

With the Australian top flight set to start this weekend, however, the sprinter's future still remains unclear.

Read the full story on Goal.

'A few clubs' interested in Piatek, agent confirms

2018-10-17T11:58:35Z

The agent of reported Chelsea target Krzysztof Piatek insists that Genoa have yet to receive any offers for the striker, but indicated there has been interest in the player.

Piatek has been in deadly form this season, scoring 13 goals in eight games in all competitions, including nine in Serie A, making him hot property.

Get the full story here!

Wenger plotting January return

2018-10-17T11:29:04Z

Arsene Wenger has said that he is "ready to work again" - although he does not know where.

The former Arsenal boss has been out of work since leaving the Gunners in the summer and seemed to be mulling over retirement.

However, he has said that he is now poised to make a return to football in January.

Get his full quotes here!

PSG eye Ndombele as midfielder reinforcement

2018-10-17T11:09:02Z

Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to Paris United.

Thomas Tuchel wants to reinforce his options in the centre of the park and believe that the Lyon star could be the answer to their problems. 

Ndombele made his first international appearances for France over the course of the weekend. 

Inter have asked Barcelona about Malcom

2018-10-17T07:38:39Z

Inter have made initial enquiries over the availability of Malcom from Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Serie A club are trying to take advantage of the Brazilian's struggle to settle in Spain, where he has missed the squad in each of Barca's last three matches.

Inter tried to sign him in the summer but found they could not compete financially with the Catalans.

Neymar still wants Barcelona return

2018-10-17T07:03:49Z

PSG ace wants Barca switch

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar still wants to move back to Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Having moved to France for a world-record fee little over a year ago, the Brazil star misses life at Camp Nou, having been eclipsed in Paris by Kylian Mbappe.

Real Madrid are also interested in him, but his heart lies with Barca.

Vinicius heading towards Real Madrid clash?

2018-10-17T06:45:29Z

Real Madrid will prevent Vinicius Junior playing in the South American Under-20 championships against his will, Globoesport reports.

The youngster has just started to make his mark at the Bernabeu but has struggled for game time early on and wanted to play the competition with Brazil.

However, Los Blancos have the right to put a stop to that as the tournament does not fall on FIFA allocated international dates.

Alderweireld on Barcelona shortlist

2018-10-17T06:17:02Z

Barcelona will dip into the transfer market in January in order to sign a centre-back, with Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld one of the top names on their list, Marca reports.

 

Ajax do not want to sell Matthijs De Ligt - the top name on the Blaugrana's shortlist - while Alderweireld is out of contract next summer and offers a cheaper stop-gap option.
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Celtic holding firm over Arzani

2018-10-17T05:16:34Z

Yet to feature in Celtic's first-team squad, Daniel Arzani's future in Scotland has quickly been cast under the microscope with many fans and pundits frustrated by the teenager's lack of minutes.

Restricted to just two appearances for the Hoops academy side to date, a report by The World Game suggested the 19-year-old could return to Manchester City by December should he not crack the senior side due to a get-out clause in his contract.

But in the Daily Record the Hoops claim Arzani won't be leaving the club under any such circumstances and insist he will be staying into the new year.

Anichebe not a target for Colorado

2018-10-17T04:05:29Z

Former Everton striker Victor Anichebe is not a target for the Colorado Rapids, according to MLSsoccer.com.

Reports had surfaced claiming that the Nigerian was training with the Rapids, those reports were shot down by club. 

Man United confident in new deal for Martial

2018-10-17T03:22:39Z

Manchester United are under the impression that Anthony Martial will sign a new five-year deal with the club, according to Metro

Jose Mourinho had been opened to selling the French forward, but talks over recent weeks now have the club believing that he will stay with the club. 

A new deal for Martial will do little to show that the club are keeping faith in Mourinho, who has made his concerns about the player known to the board. 

Madrid to ramp up Sterling interest

2018-10-17T01:45:51Z

Real Madrid are set to take their interest in Raheem Sterling to a new level following the England star's showing against Spain, the Daily Mail reports. 

The La Liga giants have long held an interest in the Man City winger and know that he will likely cost more than £100 million (€114m/$132m). 

Barcelona open to defensive reinforcements

2018-10-17T00:32:18Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the La Liga champions could sign a new defender in January amid their injury crisis.

Experienced defender Thomas Vermaelen will miss six weeks with a hamstring injury, joining World Cup-winning centre-back Samuel Umtiti on the sidelines.

Read the full story here on Goal

Real Madrid eye Hazard-Bale swap deal

2018-10-16T22:39:34Z

The Spanish club is looking to make a major move that would include two big stars

Real Madrid are set to offer Gareth Bale to Chelsea as part of a deal for Eden Hazard, according to OK Diario.

Hazard has gone on record to call Real Madrid his "dream club", but the winger also admitted he will not leave in January.

In an effort to trim the wage bill to fit Hazard's salary, Real are prepared to offer Bale to Chelsea in an effort to sweeten the deal.

However, it remains to be seen if Chelsea would be willing to pay Bale's massive contract, which expires in 2022. 

Salah looking to swap Liverpool for La Liga

2018-10-16T22:34:24Z

The Egyptian is hoping to move to Spain in the near future

Mohamed Salah is eyeing a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, according to Don Balon.

Liverpool are said to have given their word to the Egyptian star that they would let him leave for Spain for an offer of more than €160 million (£140m/$185m).

Salah has endured a more difficult start to the season this campaign, but is nominated for the Ballon d'Or after scoring 44 goals in all competitions a year ago. 

Dundee sack manager McCann

2018-10-16T22:27:54Z

Dundee have sacked manager Neil McCann, according to the club.

McCann was named the club's interim boss in April 2017 and stayed on after steering the club clear of relegation that season.

Currently, though, the club sit last in the league with just three points through eight matches. 

American investors line up Newcastle takeover

2018-10-16T22:25:16Z

A group of "seriously wealthy" American businessmen are interested in acquiring Newcastle, according to the Daily Mail.

The group is ready to meet Mike Ashley's £300 million ($396m) asking price, but that could hinge on if the club remains in the Premier League this season.

Newcastle sit 19th currently, and the deal could come down to how the club performs on the field in the coming months.

Everton join Ramsey race

2018-10-16T22:16:16Z

Toffees looking to add veteran midfielder

Everton have joined the race to sign Aaron Ramsey, according to the Sun.

The Arsenal midfielder is set to leave the club this summer as he now enters the last few months on his contract.

Everton are said to be interested but face competition from fellow Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea as well as AC Milan and Juventus in Italy

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