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Mourinho: Ronaldo Man Utd return never an option

2018-09-02T18:54:45Z

Jose Mourinho has refuted suggestions that he vetoed a move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United.

Reports surfaced in the build-up to United's Premier League clash with Burnley that Ronaldo was open to a return to Old Trafford in the close-season, only for Mourinho to refuse the opportunity to sign the 33-year-old.

However, speaking after United's 2-0 victory at Turf Moor, Mourinho was quick to rubbish those claims, insisting that signing Ronaldo - who he managed during his time at Real Madrid - was never an option.

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Souness' Pogba transfer fee theory

2018-09-02T18:05:41Z

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has come under fire from Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, who has accused the World Cup winner of being “selfish” and only in the team to keep his sell-on value high.

The Red Devils have made a slow start to the Premier League season and have suffered successive defeats against Brighton and Tottenham, and Souness does not believe that the 25-year-old is pulling his weight. Indeed, he claims that Pogba would not even be in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI on merit.

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Rangers to sign McAuley

2018-09-02T17:15:05Z

Rangers are close to signing centre-back Gareth McAuley on a free transfer, Steven Gerrard has confirmed.

The 38-year-old Northern Ireland international was released from West Brom in the close season after they were relegated from the Championship.

Rangers have been working on a deal with McAuley since August and Gerrard expects to get it over the line soon.

"There is no major rush, he’s been called up by Northern Ireland, so we won’t see him for a couple of weeks. That will be the last deal," Gerrard said after his side's 1-0 defeat to Celtic on Sunday.

Skriniar joins Neymar at top of Real Madrid shortlist

2018-09-02T16:43:07Z

Perez hopes to snap up Inter defender

Real Madrid have made Milan Skriniar one of their top transfer targets for next year, Don Balon reports.

President Florentino Perez is already putting together a list of potential signings for the January and summer transfer windows and sees the Inter centre-back as an ideal candidate in case they need to replace Sergio Ramos.

As well as the 23-year-old, Madrid are also continuing with their plans to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain as they search for another global star after losing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Man Utd transfer chief a 'specialist in failure'

2018-09-02T16:16:36Z

Ed Woodward got the David Moyes treatment from Manchester United fans when they criticised the executive vice-chairman with a banner during Sunday's game against Burnley.

The Red Devils chief has been singled out as the main culprit for the Red Devils' lack of business in the transfer market.

And a group of supporters have paid for a banner to be flown over Turf Moor stadium during the game which read: "Ed Woodward a specialist in failure".

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Yaya Toure lands in Greece to complete move

2018-09-02T15:52:54Z

Yaya Toure has arrived in Greece as he looks set to join Olympiacos, Gazzetta reports.

The midfielder was photographed in Athens as his flight landed on Sunday afternoon and will watch the Greek giants PAS Giannina this evening.

The 35-year-old is a free agent following his release from Manchester City and is expected to sign a deal with Olympiacos in the coming days.

Filipe Luis denies demanding PSG move

2018-09-02T15:30:35Z

Filipe Luis says he made no attempt to push Atletico Madrid into letting him leave for Paris Saint-Germain last month.

The full-back had been coveted by the Ligue 1 giants all summer, but ended up staying in the Spanish capital.

And he revealed that he had a brief chat with Atletico over his future, but is happy to continue with Diego Simeone's men for at least another year.

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Dembele wanted by Chinese club

2018-09-02T11:04:27Z

Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan want to sign Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, the Sun reports.

The 31 year old has been linked with a move away from Spurs and could leave next summer on a free transfer when his contract arrives.

As a result, Mauricio Pochettino could be willing to let Dembele leave in January in order to recoup some money on the midfielder.

Ben Arfa signs for Rennes

2018-09-02T10:17:36Z

Rennes have confirmed that they have signed attacker Hatem Ben Arfa.

The former Newcastle man was a free agent and therefore eligible to sign after the transfer deadline.

He cannot play later today against Bordeaux, but could debut against former club PSG in a fortnight.

Neymar prefers Chelsea or Arsenal move

2018-09-02T07:14:12Z

The Brazilian would like to move to London

Neymar would prefer to move to Chelsea or Arsenal rather than Manchester City if he switched to the Premier League, according to the Daily Express.

The 25 year old is a big fan of London and has visited the English capital three or four times in the past 12 months.

His contract with Paris Saint-Germain is until 2022, but there have been repeated rumours he could leave Ligue 1 before then.

Poga tells Man United he wants Juve move

2018-09-02T04:31:46Z

Midfielder wants to play beside Ronaldo

Paul Pogba has told Manchester United that he wants to leave for Juventus, according to the Express

The former Juve star wants to return to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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Spurs watching Ajax star Frenkie de Jong

2018-09-02T04:02:37Z

Tottenham have had scouts out to watch highly-rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, the Express claims. 

The 21-year-old is rated around £40 million ($52m) but does not seem eager to make a move at this stage in his career. 

Koulibaly signs new five-year Napoli deal

2018-09-02T02:51:02Z

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly has signed a new five-year contract with Napoli, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The 27-year-old centre-back has committed his future to the Italian club until June 30, 2023.

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Mina chose Everton after phone call

2018-09-02T01:08:22Z

Yerry Mina picked Everton over Manchester United because Jose Mourinho never called him, according to The Sun

Marco Silva did make a call to the defender, which was enough to sway him to join Everton

Man City showing interest in Pogba signing

2018-09-01T22:49:00Z

Manchester City are among the clubs interested in signing Paul Pogba, according to Don Balon

The Spanish outlet claims that Barcelona have now been alerted to the Premier League champions' interest in the Manchester United and France midfielder, with the Blaugrana still the frontrunners to sign him.

Mourinho urged Man Utd not to sign Ronaldo

2018-09-01T22:37:22Z

Old Trafford boss thought Madrid star overpriced

Jose Mourinho urged Manchester United bosses not to buy Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, the Mirror claims. 

The Old Trafford manager thought it was poor business to cough up £90million ($130m) for the forward as he chased a high-profile defensive signing. 

Ronaldo, 33, eventually moved to Serie A champions Juventus in a shock move.

Madrid worried over Barcelona chasing Kane

2018-09-01T22:29:58Z

Spanish side fear rivals will swoop for forward

Real Madrid are worried that Barcelona want Harry Kane to replace Luis Suarez, according to Don Balon

Los Blancos have had an eye for Kane, but Florentino Perez now fears that Barcelona will turn to the Tottenham star.

Man Utd still furious with Godin

2018-09-01T22:14:11Z

Manchester United are still furious that Diego Godin used them to secure a new deal with Atletico Madrid, according to the Mirror

Jose Mourinho thought the club had landed one of his key targets when they triggered his buyout clause, only to see the defender sign a new deal with the Spanish side. 

Morelos signs new Rangers deal

2018-09-01T22:10:16Z

Alfredo Morelos has signed a new deal with Rangers, the club announced on Saturday

The 22-year-old Colombian forward was the club's joint-top scorer last season with 18 strikes.