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    Zabaleta extends West Ham contract

    Pablo Zabaleta has signed a new deal with West Ham, the club announced.

    The defender will remain with the club through summer 2020, which will be his third season with the team.

    "It's great news and I'm so happy," the defender said. "I'm enjoying my time at West Ham and I've got so much respect and so much passion for this profession. I'm still enjoying it and it's made me feel I can go for another year.

    "I just want to focus on what we’re doing with the Club and with the team this season and be ready to go again next season, because I just want to enjoy every single moment."

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    Ozil: I absolutely want to stay at Arsenal

    Mesut Ozil says he "absolutely" wants to stay with Arsenal amid rumours that he could leave the club.

    The German midfielder stressed that he has two years remaining on his contract and that he expects to play out those two years.

    Read what Ozil had to say on Goal!

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    Hellas Verona sack Grosso

    Hellas Verona have sacked manager Fabio Grosso, the club announced.

    The former Italy international managed the club since June, having previously taken charge at Bari and with Juventus Primavera.

    Hellas Verona sit sixth in Serie B and lost 3-2 to Livorno on Wednesday.

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    Rapids fire Hudson

    The Colorado Rapids have fired Anthony Hudson, the club announced on Wednesday.

    Conor Casey will take over as interim coach for the Rapids, who are the only winless team remaining in MLS.

    Read the full story on Goal!

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    Adam, Fletcher & Haugaard leaving Stoke

    Stoke City have confirmed that Charlie Adam, Darren Fletcher and Jakob Haugaard will leave the club when their contracts expire this summer.

    Adam has been at Stoke for seven seasons, while Fletcher joined the club two seasons ago from West Brom. Danish goalkeeper Haugaard has been with the club since 2015.

    Stoke have struggled in the Championship this season, and can finish no higher than their current position of 16th. 

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    Man Utd look to wrap up Felix and Fernandes transfers soon

    Manchester United are looking to complete transfers for Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes shortly, the Evening Standard reports. 

    United believe they can sign both attacking midfielders – Felix from Benfica and Fernandes from Sporting CP – for a combined fee of £150 million ($196m).

    One potential complication to the deals would be United failing to qualify for the Champions League, with several other clubs chasing the pair that can offer football in Europe's top club competition. 

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    Sounders sign Ocampo-Chavez as homegrown

    The Seattle Sounders have signed forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez as a homegrown player.

    Ocampo-Chavez, 17, signed with the Sounders' second-tier affiliate Tacoma Defiance last season, and now the U.S. U-17 international has made the jump to the senior side. 

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    De Boer: I could have chosen Man Utd over Rangers

    Ronald de Boer has said that he opted for a move to Rangers over Manchester United when he left Barcelona in 2000. 

    After spells with Ajax, Twente and Barcelona, De Boer had an offer to come to Old Trafford, but decided to move to Scotland instead. 

    Read why De Boer chose Rangers right here

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    Bong signs extension at Brighton

    Brighton defender Gaetan Bong has signed a new one-year deal that will take him through June 2020.

    The 31-year-old has made 47 Premier League appearances since helping the club reach the top flight in 2017.

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    Rangers sign Hastie to new deal

    Rangers have announced the signing of Jake Hastie on a four-year deal.

    The winger will join Rangers from Motherwell after his deal expires at the end of the campaign.

    “We’re delighted to be able to add Jake to the squad next season," said Steven Gerrard.

    “He is a talented young player who has performed well for Motherwell in the second half of this season. We are always looking to add individuals to our group of players who will improve us and Jake will undoubtedly do that.”

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    'Liverpool don't need Coutinho, but would take Hazard in a heartbeat'

    Liverpool have no need to try and bring Philippe Coutinho back to the club but would jump at the chance to sign Eden Hazard, says Mark Lawrenson.

    The former Reds defender says Liverpool would take Hazard "in a heartbeat", but acknowledged Hazard is almost certainly bound for Real Madrid.

    Read what Lawrenson had to say on Goal!

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    Jese will not return to Real Betis

    Jese Rodriguez will not return to Real Betis next season, according to Mundo Deportivo.

    The winger has played a total of 15 games since his arrival in January on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

    But he has failed to impress during his time with the club, and Betis will opt not to pursue a move for the Spanish midfielder.

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    Insigne holds meeting to discuss Napoli future

    Lorenzo Insigne has held a meeting with his agents Enzo and Mino Raiola  to discuss his future at Napoli, according to Calciomercato.

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and director of football Cristiano Giuntoli also attended the meeting.

    Insigne wants to remain with the club as long as progress continues with a winning project, but the winger also wants to be paid like a key member of that project.

    The Italian's contract with the club runs through 2022. 

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    The consequences of CL failure for Arsenal

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    With three defeats in a row in the Premier League, Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four are looking decidedly bleak.

    But what does the bigger picture look like if the Gunners aren't in the Champions League next season?

    From potential star player sales to missing out on top transfer targets, Goal's Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts takes a look at the consequences.

    Check out the full article right HERE!

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    Cuadrado not interested in West Ham or Watford

    Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado wants to stay with the Serie A giants and is not interested in a move to either West Ham or Watford, according to Sky Sports.

    The former Chelsea man had been linked with a return to the Premier League but he apparently is not keen on joining either of the aforementioned London clubs.

    In an interview with Sky Italy, Cuadrado also reaffirmed his commitment to Juve and stated that he wants to stay, despite his contract expiring in 2020.

    He said: "I'm very happy with the club, the city and the people. My family is happy here, I still have one year until my contract runs out but it doesn't only depend on me.

    "I always try and do my best and I would be very happy to stay here."

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    Juventus want Rabiot

    Juventus are ready to make a move for Adrien Rabiot in the summer as Barcelona's attempts to sign the player hit the buffers, according to Tuttosport.

    The report claims that Juve are keen to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer, while they're also keeping an eye on developments regarding the futures of Paul Pogba and Tanguy Ndombele.

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    Ramsey's Arsenal career over

    Unai Emery has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey's season is over due to injury, meaning he's now played his final game for Arsenal.

    The Welshman heads to Juventus on a free transfer in the summer and he'll play no part in the Gunners' final fixtures in the Premier League and Europa League due to a hamstring injury.

    "He was in a good moment when he was injured," Emery told reporters. "I said to him, 'I want to do something important in your last matches here' - though he could come back maybe in the future.

    "I want to do something important. It will not be with him on the pitch - but still with him, with us."

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    Atletico close to signing Porto's Felipe

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    Atletico Madrid are on the verge of agreeing on a deal to sign FC Porto defender Felipe - according to Sky Italia.

    The Brazilian has been lined up to replace Diego Godin, who is due to sign for Inter Milan on a free transfer this summer.

    Felipe has appeared in 42 matches across all competitions for Porto this season, scoring twice.

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    Ramsey taking a step down by joining Juve, says Seaman

    Aaron Ramsey is taking a step down by leaving Arsenal for Juventus, former Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested.

    Wales international Ramsey is set to complete a free transfer to the Serie A champions at the end of the season, having agreed to a contract that, according to some reports, will see him earn £400,000 per week.

    However, Seaman still believes the Londoners are a bigger club than Juve, who have won eight consecutive league titles in Italy and have reached the Champions League final twice in the past four years.

    Read the full story on Goal.

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    Jose Luis Gaya on Atletico's radar

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    Valencia full-back Jose Luis Gaya is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid, according to Superdeporte.

    Diego Simeone has been eyeing the Spaniard as a possible replacement for Filipe Luis, who is set to leave Wanda Metropolitano at the end of the season.

    Gaya has racked up 38 appearances across all competitions for Valencia this season.