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Real Madrid in talks with Lyon's Mendy

2019-05-24T22:15:57Z

Real Madrid are in talks with Lyon over the potential signing of left-back Ferland Mendy as Zinedine Zidane begins a summer overhaul of his squad, Goal understands.

Mendy has not hidden his desire to join Zidane's squad and a transfer could happen in the first few weeks of the window.

However, he under contract with Lyon through 2023 and should the Frenchman prove too expensive, there are other alternatives for Los Blancos.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Liverpool's Arroyo set for fresh loan move

2019-05-24T21:45:01Z

Liverpool's teenage full-back Anderson Arroyo is set for a fresh loan spell to aid his development next season.

The 19-year-old has been on loan at Belgian side Gent this season, but failed to make a single senior appearance for the club.

With Strasbourg and Nurnberg eagerly circling, the Reds are keen to ensure they are more careful with their choice of loan club so as not to hinder Arroyo's development.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Benitez wants £100m transfer budget to stay

2019-05-24T21:15:44Z

Rafa Benitez has demanded a £100m (€113m/$127m) transfer budget in order to stay on as Newcastle United manager, according to 90min.

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach wants the agreement written into his contract, with the sum not including wages or money raised from player sales.

Benitez believes he can take the club forward, but only if he is given the money to bring top talent to St James' Park.

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Alonso leaves options open amid Real Madrid rumours

2019-05-24T20:45:54Z

Marcos Alonso has left his options open this summer amidst speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are in need of a left-back to succeed Marcelo and Alonso is one of the names to have been linked, along with Ferland Mendy and Junior Firpo.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also rumoured to be in the market for a left-back, which could hand Alonso a route back to his native Spain.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Yokuslu's agent cagey on Spurs, West Ham links

2019-05-24T20:15:06Z

Defensive midfielder Okay Yokuslu's agent was cagey in his response to speculation linking his client with a move to London with either Tottenham or West Ham.

He was, however, adamant that the Celta Vigo star would not be returning to his homeland, Turkey, and would remain in one of Europe's top leagues.

Yokuslu made 32 appearances for Celta across all competitions this season as he helped them stave off relegation from La Liga.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Spurs urged to sign Van de Beek

2019-05-24T19:30:17Z

Tottenham have been urged to move for Ajax's Donny van de Beek by former player Darren Anderton, according to Sportingbet.

The Dutch attacking midfielder - still just 22 years old - has made a whopping 57 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 17 goals and recording 13 assists.

He scored in Ajax's 1-0 win over Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final meeting in London, and clearly impressed with his performance.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Allegri drops big Guardiola to Juventus hint

2019-05-24T19:00:39Z

Outgoing Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been quoted as saying a "manager from Manchester is coming" to replace him at the Serie A champions.

According to a report in Sport Legnano, Allegri, who is leaving Juve at the end of the current campaign, made the comment at the opening of a restaurant in Dairago, near Milan. 

Newcastle track Cucurella after successful loan spell

2019-05-24T18:45:00Z

Newcastle United are said to be monitoring Spanish full-back Marc Cucurella, according to a report on ChronicleLive.

The attack-minded left-back has made a positive impact with Eibar following a season-long loan deal from Barcelona.

The 20-year-old, who ironically scored against parent club Barca last weekend, is also a reported target for both Sevilla and Real Betis.

Germany boss Low welcomes Sane to Bayern rumours

2019-05-24T18:35:00Z

Germany head coach Joachim Low has welcomed the prospect of Leroy Sane joining Bayern Munich, saying it would be "a good story" for the player, Bayern, the Bundesliga and the German national team.

Bayern are reported to be readying an €80 million (£70.5m) bid for the winger. 

Read the full story here.

Pope pens new Burnley deal

2019-05-24T18:15:00Z

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has signed a new long-term deal that will keep him at the club for the next four years, reports Sky Sports News.

The 27-year-old stopper, who made his Engand debut against Costa Rica in June last year, will remain at Turf Moor until the summer of 2023.

Pope missed the first half of this season after suffering a dislocated shoulder, but returned to action in December.

Arsenal ready to sell Mkhitaryan

2019-05-24T18:00:00Z

Fresh reports in The Sun suggest Arsenal are ready to part company with Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.

According to the report, the 30-year-old midfielder is free to leave the Gunners after struggling to make an impact since his arrival from Manchester United in January 2018 as part of the deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Old Trafford.

Mkhitaryan has returned six goals and seven assists in 39 games under Unai Emery this season.

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Rummenigge: Kovac's Bayern future not in question

2019-05-24T17:40:00Z

Bayern Munich's executive board chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has insisted that head coach Niko Kovac's role at the club is not in doubt.

Kovac has steered Bayern to the Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Despite the obvious disappointment surrounding their Champions League last-16 defeat to Liverpool, Rummenigge said: "It would be crazy to make the future dependent on one game."

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Dybala denies claims he wants to leave Juventus

2019-05-24T17:20:53Z

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has dismissed the latest round of rumours linking him with a move away from the Serie A champions, after his brother suggested the forward could be looking for a way out of the Allianz Stadium.

Speaking to Argentine radio show Futbolemico earlier this month, Gustavo Dybala, who also acts as his brother’s agent, said: “There are many chances that Paulo leaves Juventus, he needs to change.”

However, Dybala has moved to quash talk of any potential Juve exit and insists the powers that be are fully aware of his desire to remain in Turin next season.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Lampard is Chelsea's pick if Sarri leaves

2019-05-24T17:00:27Z

Chelsea will target Frank Lampard to take over for Maurizio Sarri should the Italian depart for Juventus, but the Blues would prefer waiting a year, report the Sun.

The Blues believe Lampard would be better served with another year leading Derby than jumping into the hot seat at Stamford Bridge this summer.

The club's hand may be forced should Sarri depart, however, with Lampard the chosen pick despite the reservations over his lack of experience. 

Everton sign Huddersfield goalkeeper Lossl

2019-05-24T16:40:12Z

Everton have signed Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of June.

The Demark international has signed a three-year deal with the Toffees that will take him through to the summer of 2022.

He will join up with his new club on July 1 and begin preparations for next season, where he is expected to provide cover and competition for first-choice shot-stopper Jordan Pickford.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Zidane pushing Madrid to pay up for Hazard

2019-05-24T16:20:18Z

Zinedine Zidane is pushing Real Madrid to finally meet Chelsea's valuation for Eden Hazard in order to complete the signing soon, according to the Evening Standard.

Talks have stalled as Madrid have failed to meet Chelsea's price tag, over £100 million ($127m), but the Liga club are feeling the pressure after talks to sign Luka Jovic have also been held up.

Zidane sees Hazard as the club's top priority and is pushing Madrid to at least get closer to the Blues' asking price, having fallen well short so far. 

Man Utd make €40m offer for Dembele

2019-05-24T16:00:07Z

Manchester United have made an offer in excess of €40 million (£35m/$45m) for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, Goal understands.

The French striker, who is being followed by several Premier League clubs, has enjoyed a productive first season with the Ligue 1 side, scoring 23 goals in all competitions since his move from Celtic.

Goal understands that the Red Devils have been following Dembele since his youth days at Paris Saint-Germain, with club ambassador Eric Cantona having endorsed the move for his fellow Frenchman.

Get all the details right here on Goal!

Bayern ready Sane bid

2019-05-24T15:40:48Z

Bayern Munich are ready to enter into transfer talks with Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed.

Bayern are in the market for more creativity in wide areas after seeing veteran performers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery reach the end of their respective contracts.

Sane is the man they are prioritising, although Rummenigge admits there are no guarantees that a 23-year-old who has figured on the club’s radar for some time will be returned to his homeland.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Villas-Boas nears return to football

2019-05-24T15:20:24Z

Andre Villas-Boas is nearing a return to football with the former Chelsea boss closing in on the Marseille job, according to the Telegraph.

Villas-Boas, 41, left football to participate in motorsport, but had his participation in it cut short by a back injury.

Marseille are in need of a new coach with Rudi Garcia leaving, and Villas-Boas has held talks with the club's director of football, Andoni Zubizarreta. 

€100m not enough for Joao Felix

2019-05-24T15:00:00Z

Benfica have warned those casting admiring glances in the direction of Joao Felix – with Manchester rivals United and City said to be among his suitors – that €100 million (£88m/$112m) will not be enough to do a deal.

The release clause in the 19-year-old's current contract stands at €120m (£106m/$134m), but his current club are hoping to discuss fresh terms.

Read the full story here.

Will Bale return to England?

2019-05-24T14:45:00Z

Henderson hoping for Man Utd exit

2019-05-24T14:30:00Z

Dean Henderson has reiterated his desire to return to Sheffield United for the 2019-20 campaign, claims The Star.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has helped the Blades to promotion into the Premier League during a productive loan spell and wants to head back to Bramall Lane.

Norwich and Sheffield United eye Sluga

2019-05-24T14:15:00Z

Newly-promoted Premier League sides Norwich City and Sheffield United are among a clutch of clubs interested in signing HNK Rijeka goalkeeper Simon Sluga.

Goal understands that Sluga is set to be available this summer for a fee of £1.8 million ($2.3m), with Derby County and Hertha Berlin also in the mix for the 26-year-old.

Check out the full story here.

'Liverpool should let Lovren & Lallana go'

2019-05-24T14:00:00Z

Liverpool should be looking to move on five senior stars this summer, says Steve Nicol, with Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana among those considered to be on borrowed time.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to freshen up his squad in the next transfer window.

Here is what a former Reds star believes should happen.

Neymar backed for PSG stay

2019-05-24T13:45:00Z

Dani Alves would “bet the Eiffel Tower” that Neymar remains at Paris Saint-Germain, with there no substance to talk of potential returns to Spain at either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

The Brazilian defender has told ESPN: "Should I bet the Eiffel Tower? I believe that he will stay with PSG."

Read the full story here.

De Gea no closer to Man Utd deal

2019-05-24T13:30:00Z

David de Gea is no closer to signing a new contract at Manchester United and his future remains uncertain, reports Sky Sports.

The Spanish goalkeeper is approaching the final year of his current deal and has sparked talk of interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain.

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Man Utd make contact with Atletico over Griezmann

2019-05-24T12:58:26Z

World Cup winner's proposed Barca switch may be off

Manchester United have made initial contact with Atletico Madrid to discuss a possible deal for Antoine Griezmann, according to The Independent.

The Frenchman announced his intention to leave Wanda Metropolitano last week and Barcelona has been touted as his most likely next destination.

However, Camp Nou officials are still not certain about meeting Griezmann's £108m ($137m) release clause, which could open the door for United to steal his signature.

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Chelsea won't block Sarri joining Juventus

2019-05-24T11:59:13Z

Chelsea will not stand in manager Maurizio Sarri's way if he looks to leave the club this summer, though they will inform Juventus they will require a £5 million ($6.3m) fee to release him from his contract.

The Blues hierarchy are understood to want a head coach who is passionate about working in west London to lead them into next season.

Publicly the former Napoli boss has insisted he remains committed to the Stamford Bridge outfit, but privately there are doubts within the Chelsea boardroom as to whether that is truly the case.

Read the full story on Goal.

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Ramos weighs up Real Madrid exit as Man Utd & PSG circle

2019-05-24T11:25:24Z

Blancos captain considers surprise summer exit

According to Marca, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is questioning his future at Santiago Bernabeu after a turbulent 2018-19 campaign.

The 33-year-old has spent the last 14 years of his career in the Spanish capital, but he is thinking about undertaking a new challenge next season.

Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain have expressed an interest in Ramos over the past year and could be tempted to launch summer bids.

Madrid set to offer Spurs Asensio for Eriksen

2019-05-24T10:59:04Z

According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are prepared to offer Marco Asensio to Tottenham in exchange for Christian Eriksen.

The Blancos also want to receive a €70m ($78m, £62m) fee as part of the deal, given the Spaniard's age and standing at Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Spurs are only interested in a straight swap, which might mean both players end up staying put for another year. 

Robben explains 'best decision' of leaving Real Madrid for Bayern

2019-05-24T10:29:32Z

Arjen Robben says politics at Real Madrid, and not just Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival, forced him to suffer a "difficult" exit from the club, but added his subsequent move to Bayern Munich was the best decision of his career. 

The 35-year-old winger will end a decade-long association with the Bundesliga champions following the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig on May 25.

It has been a successful 10 years for Robben, as he has been part of seven straight Bundesliga titles, eight in total, along with being a four-time DFB-Pokal winner and claiming the Champions League in 2013.

Read the full story on Goal.

Man Utd to demand large fee for Lukaku

2019-05-24T10:15:00Z

Manchester United will not allow Romelu Lukaku to leave on the cheap this summer, claims ESPN FC.

The Belgian striker is being linked with a move to Inter, but the Red Devils are prepared to demand a sizeable fee for a player they signed for £75 million ($95m) from Everton in 2017.

Is Sarri staying at Chelsea?

2019-05-24T10:00:00Z

Premier League & MLS appeal to Alves

2019-05-24T09:45:00Z

Dani Alves has confirmed spells in the Premier League and MLS appeal to him, with the Brazilian still mulling over his options at Paris Saint-Germain.

At 36 years of age, the veteran full-back is approaching the end of his current contract in France and is yet to make a decision on his future.

Check out what he has had to say on his options here.

Pochettino planning Spurs future call

2019-05-24T09:30:00Z

Mauricio Pochettino insists Real Madrid form no part of his thinking at present, but the Tottenham boss will be making a decision on his future after the Champions League final.

He has told El Partidazo de Cope: "I will not make decisions about my future [until] after the final, it is important to know what the club's future plan is."

Read the full story on Goal!

Man Utd striker wanted by Aberdeen

2019-05-24T09:15:00Z

Aberdeen are keen to take James Wilson on a permanent basis from Manchester United this summer, claims the Express.

The 23-year-old spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan in Scotland and is set to drop into the free agent pool as he approaches the end of his contract at Old Trafford.

Napoli keen on £15m Clyne deal

2019-05-24T09:00:00Z

Liverpool full-back wanted in Serie A

Napoli have made an approach to sign Nathaniel Clyne from LiverpoolGoal has learned.

The Serie A side are in the market for a new right-back this summer, and have made contact with the Reds over the England international.

Check out the full story here.

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Can PSG keep Mbappe and Neymar?

2019-05-24T08:30:00Z

Rodgers back in for Roberts

2019-05-24T08:15:00Z

Brendan Rodgers wants a reunion with Patrick Roberts at Leicester, according to The Sun.

The former Celtic boss has previously worked with the Manchester City midfielder in Scotland and is considering an approach to snap him up again this summer.

Mourinho expects Hazard to join Real Madrid

2019-05-24T07:58:39Z

Jose Mourinho expects the Europa League final to be Eden Hazard’s “last match in blue” before he departs Chelsea and links up with Real Madrid.

He has regularly been linked with a switch to Spain, and the expectation is that a deal will finally be pushed through this summer.

Mourinho, who has previously managed the Blues and Blancos, believes an agreement will be reached and a talismanic presence will depart west London.

He hopes that move will be made with Chelsea having secured more major silverware, with domestic rivals Arsenal set to provide their opposition in a continental showpiece on May 29.

Read the full story on Goal.

Fulham interested in Dwight Gayle

2019-05-24T07:29:00Z

Fulham are interested in signing Newcastle attacker Dwight Gayle, according to the Evening Standard.

The Cottagers are on the lookout for Aleksandar Mitrovic's replacement as he looks set to leave Craven Cottage this summer.

Gayle, who scored 24 goals on loan at West Brom in the Championship this season, could be available for around £20 million ($25m).

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CSKA's Fernandes emerges on Newcastle's radar

2019-05-24T06:58:55Z

Newcastle have identified CSKA Moscow defender Mario Fernandes as a possible transfer target, according to the Daily Star.

The Magpies are aiming to increase their options at right-back this summer but may face competition for the Russia international from Atletico Madrid.

Fernades has scored one goal and contributed seven assists in 33 matches for CSKA across all competitions this season.

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Madrid knock back Tottenham's Asensio approach

2019-05-24T06:29:59Z

Real Madrid have told Tottenham that Marco Asensio is not for sale, after an initial approach over his availability - according to AS.

The Spaniard is contracted to remain at Santiago Bernabeu until 2023 and has no desire to leave the club this summer.

Asensio only managed to contribute one goal and four assists in 30 La Liga outings this season.

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Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal eyeing Rodriguez

2019-05-24T06:09:12Z

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is the subject of interest from Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal - according to The Mirror.

The Colombian has spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich, but the Germans are unlikely to take up an option to sign him permanently.

Rodriguez is set to return to Madrid before his next destination is decided, as Zinedine Zidane plots major changes to his squad.

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Meza linked with Boca move

2019-05-24T03:49:09Z

Argentina international Maxi Meza has been linked with Boca Juniors, according to TYC Sports.

Boca are targeting the midfielder, who joined Monterrey on a five-year contract earlier this year.

Meza has made 10 appearances for Argentina since making his debut in 2018.

'Grealish will cost a hell of a lot'

2019-05-24T01:56:09Z

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says it will cost "a hell of a lot" to sign Jack Grealish this summer.

Smith insists Grealish is happy with the club, with or without promotion.

Read what Smith had to say on Goal!

Newcastle ready £26m Fernandes bid

2019-05-24T01:41:29Z

Newcastle are preparing an offer for CSKA Moscow star Mario Fernandes, The Mirror says.

The Magpies are looking to enhance their defence this summer and see the right-back as an ideal option to replace DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo.

But the 28-year-old Russia international still has three years left on his contract with the Russian side, meaning he could cost around £26 million ($33m).. 

Time to go Gareth! Bale will never be the star at Real Madrid

2019-05-24T00:42:03Z

Gareth Bale's time at Real Madrid appears to be coming to an end, but it won't be easy for the two to part ways.

The Welsh star's wages will make a move difficult, even if he never became a true star with the Spanish side.

Read a breakdown of the situation on Goal!

Man Utd want Meunier over Wan-Bissaka

2019-05-23T22:43:07Z

Crystal Palace asking price for right-back too high

Manchester United believe they have a better chance of signing Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain than convincing Crystal Palace to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.

Although Wan-Bissaka has been top of the Red Devils’ list of targets in their search for a new right-back, Palace are determined to hold on to him and are pricing United out of a move.

The Old Trafford outfit believe Meunier, whose contract at PSG expires in 2020, will be a more affordable option and The Daily Mail says they are already considering a bid.

Napoli eye Fenerbahce teen

2019-05-23T22:40:45Z

Napoli are considering a summer offer for Fenerbahce star Eljif Elmas, Sky Sport in Italy claims.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been a key part of the Turkish giants this season, making 39 appearances in all competitions.

Napoli have strong interest in Elmas but face a battle for his signature as Lazio have also been monitoring him for some time.

Lippi returns as China coach

2019-05-23T22:39:20Z

Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi has returned as China manager.

Lippi previously took charge of China for more than two years before departing in January.

Read the full story on Goal!

Man Utd land Ajax youngster

2019-05-23T22:37:09Z

Manchester United have all but completed the signing of Dillon Hoogewerf from Ajax, The Mirror claims.

The 16-year-old has rejected a professional contract from the Amsterdam side and is wanted by several top teams in Europe but United appear to have won the race.

Dortmund track Atalanta hero Zapata

2019-05-23T22:35:33Z

Borussia Dortmund are keeping an eye on Duvan Zapata after his excellent season with Atalanta.

The 28-year-old has scored 27 goals in 47 games while on loan at the Serie A side from Sampdoria.

Dortmund have long been keeping track of Zapata and journalist Alfredo Pedulla sent a scout to watch him against Juventus on Sunday, with talk of a summer bid being lined up.