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Honda back training with Venlo


Japan legend Keisuke Honda is training with former side VVV-Venlo to keep up his fitness as he searches for a new team, the club have confirmed.

Honda is without a club after leaving Melbourne Victory, and is hoping to impress while putting the work in at the side where he first made the switch to Europe.

Now 33, Honda has amassed almost a century of appearances for Japan. He played for Venlo between 2007 and 2010, scoring 24 goals in 68 Eredivisie appearances.

Olmo won't rule out any moves


Dani Olmo is a wanted man this summer with Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Tottenham all linked with the Dinamo Zagreb starlet.

And the 21-year-old, who registered 12 goals and nine assists in all competitions last season, has refused to rule out a move to any interested side.

"I'm not ruling out any team," he told Sport. "Out of respect to everyone who is interested in me, I'm not going to say anything. You have to respect them all."

Zidane Jr. set for Portuguese loan


Enzo Zidane is set to spend the season on loan in Portugal with CD Aves, according to O Jogo.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder, son of Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, is under contract at Lausanne-Sport and recently spent a year on loan at Rayo Majadahonda, based in Madrid.

Aves manager Augusto Inacio suggested the move was close following a pre-season friendly against CD Tondela.

PSG consider Bakayoko loan


PSG want Chelsea flop Bakayoko

PSG are considering taking Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan, Goal understands.

The 24-year-old, born in Paris, has reportedly been open to a move to the Ligue 1 champions in the past and Chelsea may be looking to offload him after he failed to make an impression at the club.

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Palace want Chile right-back Diaz


Crystal Palace are thought to be interested in Al-Ahli right-back Paulo Diaz as a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has joined Manchester United.

"The English team came a few months ago. The thing is that everything goes slowly. There are others interested," Diaz' father Italo told La Tercera.

The 24-year-old has previously played for Colo-Colo and San Lorenzo, and featured for Chile at the recent Copa America.

Ancelotti calls for patience over James transfer


Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed negotiations with Real Madrid for James Rodriguez are ongoing, but he isn't expecting progress any time soon.

The Colombia star has been linked with Napoli throughout the window after asking Bayern Munich not to exercise their buying option on him following his spell on loan in Germany.

“I sent him a happy birthday message this week," Ancelotti told TVLuna. "There are negotiations in progress, it’s going to take a very long time, but we aren’t desperate or anything.

"If it doesn’t work out, we’ll still be a strong team and might go for a different target."

Coutinho wouldn't consider Liverpool rival


Philippe Coutinho holds too much affection for Liverpool to consider moving to one of their rivals, agent Kia Joorabchain has told Sky Sports News.

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona after a difficult season-and-a-half since his move from Anfield, with Manchester United among the clubs linked.

But despite a somewhat acrimonious departure from Liverpool, Coutinho still holds the club close to his heart and would find it difficult to move to one of their biggest rivals.

Maguire asks Leicester to sanction United move


Maguire wants out of Leicester

Manchester United target Harry Maguire has asked Leicester to allow him to leave this summer, according to MailOnline.

The Foxes had been confident of keeping hold of their star defender, but are thought to be willing to allow him to leave now that his feelings have been made clear.

Brendan Rodgers would be backed by the club to sign a replacement, with the likes of Lewis Dunk and James Tarkowski linked.

Neymar offers cryptic Barcelona hint


Neymar's latest Instagram story appears to have contained some sort of message about his mooted return to Barcelona.

The Brazilian posted a video featuring a picture of himself in a Barcelona shirt, with a message reading: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper".

Read the full story on Goal here!

Arsenal and Betis want Martinez


Arsenal and Real Betis are interested in Las Palmas goalkeeper Josep Martinez, according to Marca.

The Gunners are keen to bring in a backup goalkeeper following the retirement and subsequent return to Chelsea of Petr Cech, and the 21-year-old Spaniard is an exciting prospect.

But Las Palmas are unlikely to sanction a move for any figure below Martinez' release clause, currently set at €10 million (£9m/$11.3m).

Milan want Mexico international Pizarro


Attacking midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro is wanted by a number of clubs including Italian giants Milan, claim Sky Sport Italy.

The 25-year-old, currently at Monterrey, has 19 international caps to his name and started as Mexico won the Gold Cup final against the USA in Chicago last week.

Capable of playing centrally or out wide, Pizarro registered seven goals and five assists in all competitions for his club last season.

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Bayern confident of prising Morrison from Celtic


Bayern Munich are moving closer to completing a deal to sign Celtic teenager Liam Morrison, report the Daily Record.

The Bundesliga champions are thought to have drawn up a three-year professional contract for the 16-year-old defender, meaning they would only have to pay Celtic a minor compensation fee.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has previously said he expects Morrison to stay at Parkhead, but Bayern feel they have won the legal battle to prise him away.

Velez grudge could scupper Man City's Almada swoop


Man City's Almada move threatened by Velez grudge

Manchester City's reported hopes of signing 18-year-old midfielder Thiago Almada could be scuppered thanks to a longstanding disagreement with his current club Velez Sarsfield, according to O Jogo.

Pep Guardiola has been linked with a €10 million (£9m/$11.3m) move for the Argentine starlet, but this is below Velez' valuation and the relationship between the two clubs is already damaged.

City signed 16-year-old Benjamin Garre in 2016 without Velez' consent, with the club now reluctant to lose another of their hottest young talents to the Premier League champions.

Gueye coy on PSG links


Everton's Idrissa Gueye won't be drawn about his future as speculation swirls over interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sans Limitesn.

The Toffees man has been linked with a move to the Ligue 1 champions, but has remained primarily silent on the matter.

The Senegal international is currently on duty with his country at the Africa Cip of Nations.

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Bayern eye up Trippier


Tottenham's Kieran Trippier is a potential target for Bayern Munich as they seek a right-back, says Sky Sports News.

The 28-year-old, who missed the cut for England's Nations League finals squad, featured for Spurs in the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

Previously with Burnley, he joined Mauricio Pochettino's side in 2015.

Arsenal table $80m for Lille's Pepe


Arsenal are set to make a bid for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe around the region of €80m (£73m/$90m), per Telefoot.

The Gunners will make the big-money offer in an attempt to bring the Ivory Coast international to the Emirates Stadium.

Unai Emery's side will not be able to offer Champions League football unlike Pepe's current home however, with the Premier League club set for the Europa League this season.

Liverpool not selling Mane


Liverpool will not sell Sadio Mane this transfer window despite speculation over a move to Real Madrid, says the Liverpool Echo.

Reports have indicated that the La Liga club are interested in capturing the Reds forward, despite the latter's reaffirmation to remain at Anfield.

Mane is currently on duty with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Atalanta keen on Ayhan


Atalanta want Turkey defender Kaan Ayhan as a replacement for Gianluca Mancini, according to DiMarzio.

23-year-old Italy international Mancini is expected to leave this summer, and the Fortuna Dusseldorf man is seen as a good addition to an Atalanta squad gearing up for Champions League football this season.

Ayhan, 24, has established himself as key player for Dusseldorf since joining from Schalke in 2016, and has 23 international caps to his name.

Hammers target Haller as Arnautovic replacement


West Ham want to replace Marko Arnautovic with Frankfurt hitman Sebastien Haller, claim l'Equipe.

The 25-year-old French striker was initially unconvinced by the move, hopeful of a move to a Champions League side - but has since softened his stance.

A reported agreement between the clubs has been reached around €40 million (£35.9m/$45.1m). Haller scored 20 goals in all competitions last season and formed a fearsome partnership with Luka Jovic, who has since joined Real Madrid.

Verona sign Agyemang-Badu


Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has signed for Hellas Verona on loan with an obligation to buy, the Serie A side have announced.

The experienced midfielder joins after nine years at Udinese, and with 76 international caps to his name.

Now 28, he will add defensive steel to the Verona midfield following their promotion via the Serie B play-offs last season.

Murillo leaves Valencia for Sampdoria


Valencia have confirmed that an agreement has been reached for Colombian defender Jeison Murillo to join Sampdoria.

The 27-year-old, who has previously spent time in Italy with Inter as well as a brief loan stint at Barcelona, leaves after making just one La Liga appearance for Valencia after joining permanently last summer.

Murillo has played 28 times for Colombia, but only two of those appearances have come since 2016.

Roma contact Milan for Suso


Roma have made contact with Serie A rivals Milan over a transfer for Spanish winger Suso, CalcioMercato reports.

The 25-year-old, formerly of Liverpool, is thought to be keen on extending his contract at San Siro, but Roma have enquired about what sort of fee will be needed to prise him from him current employers.

Roma are unlikely to offer more than €30 million (£26.9m/$33.8m) for the player. He registered eight goals and nine assists in all competitions last season, and eight and 13 respectively the year before.

Heerenveen take Borthwick-Jackson on trial


Heerenveen are to take Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on trial, the Eredivisie club have confirmed.

The 22-year-old was one of the youngsters to benefit during Louis van Gaal's tenure, making 14 first-team appearances under the Dutchman.

But it now seems his future lies away from Old Trafford. He hasn't played for United in two years after spending time out on loan with Wolves, Leeds and most recently Scunthorpe, where he suffered relegation to League Two.

Fekir could replace Lo Celso at Betis


Former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir is close to a move to La Liga side Real Betis, according to Le Parisien.

With Lyon keen to cash in, Betis are apparently willing to pay the reduced asking price of €30 million (£26.9m/$33.8m) and offer the 25-year-old a five-year contract.

Such a move could open the door for Betis star Giovani Lo Celso to leave, with the 23-year-old Argentina midfielder heavily linked with Tottenham.

Fulham sign Cavaleiro on loan


Fulham have strengthened ahead of their return to the Championship with the signing of Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro on loan, the club has announced.

The Cottagers have also stated that they will be hoping to make the deal for the 25-year-old permanent at the end of the coming season.

Cavaleiro, who has two senior Portugal caps to his name, was forced out of the starting XI at Molineux as Nuno Espirito Santo switched up his team's shape last season, but contributed nine goals and 12 assists as they won the Championship in 2017-18.

No offers for Coutinho


PSG and Man Utd have been linked with Brazilian

Barcelona are yet to receive a single formal bid for Philippe Coutinho, according to Mundo Deportivo

The Brazil international has reportedly been made available for a sale this summer, with PSG and Manchester United among possible candidates for his signature. 

But there has been no approach for his services, with the French side embroiled in a dispute over Neymar while Coutinho is reluctant to join the arch-rivals of former club Liverpool.

Icardi to miss Inter tour


Mauro Icardi has mutually agreed not to travel with the rest of the Inter squad for their pre-season tour of Asia and will now leave the club's training base in Switzerland to return to Milan.

Speculation over the Argentine forward's future has been rife, with Goal having reported that new manager Antonio Conte is keen to see him depart in the summer transfer window.

That saw the 26-year-old linked with a switch to Juventus, although the Serie A champions are not interested in a potential swap deal that would involve forward Paulo Dybala.

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Atletico closer to Hysaj move


Atletico Madrid have made a breakthrough in their efforts to sign Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to Mundo Deportivo

Napoli's elevated asking price for the Albania international initially frustrated talks with Atletico, who are desperate to reinforce the right side of defence this summer. 

But the Italians have since shown signs they would accept a fee of around €20 million (£18m /$22.5m), closer to the valuation made of Hysaj at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid show Pereyra interest


Atletico Madrid have reportedly made contact with Watford over Roberto Pereyra, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The attacking midfielder, 28, scored six Premier League goals last season and helped the Hornets to the FA Cup final.

He joined Watford from Juventus in 2016 and established himself as one of the club's top talents.

Grujic targets Liverpool return


Marko Grujic has set himself a target of playing "34 very good games" while on loan at Hertha Berlin this season in order win a place in Jurgen Klopp's Liverpoolteam.

Serbia international Grujic agreed to spend a second season with the Bundesliga club after meeting with Klopp to discuss his future prospects, but he has not given up hope of becoming a star at Anfield.

The 23-year-old midfielder made five Premier League appearances in his first season at Liverpool after his reported €7 million transfer from Red Star Belgrade, followed by three more in 2017-18 before spells on loan at Cardiff City and Hertha.

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Ajax leave De Ligt out of pre-season tour


Matthijs de Ligt has been left out of Ajax's squad for their pre-season tour of Austria as a move to Juventus appears to have moved a step closer.

As reported by Goal, De Ligt has an agreement to join the Serie A club although Juve had been €10 million (£9m/$11m) short of Ajax's asking price for their captain.

Maurizio Sarri's side had offered a deal worth €65m (£58m/$73m) for De Ligt, €55m (£49m/$62m) up front with €10m in bonuses, although the Dutchman's omission from the tour squad would suggest talks have advanced further.

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Napoli plead for lower James price


Napoli have asked Real Madrid to lower their asking price for James Rodriguez, according to the Sky Sports Italy.

The Colombian has been deemed surplus to requirements by Zinedine Zidane and Bayern Munich opted not to buy him after his two-year loan spell.

Napoli are keen to secure his signature but cannot afford what Madrid are demanding and club president Aurelio de Laurentiis believes Los Blancos must meet them in middle if a deal is to be struck.


Gallagher set for Blackburn switch


Sam Gallagher is closing in on a move to Championship side Blackburn from Southampton according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old striker spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Ewood Park and was with Birmingham City the year after.

Wigan Athletic were thought to be interested but it appears Blackburn have won the race, with Gallagher passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

West Ham to swoop for Iglesias


West Ham are plotting to hijack Real Betis' move for Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The two La Liga sides cannot come to an agreement on how Iglesias' €28m (£25m/$32m) release clause should be paid, giving the Hammers a window of opportunity.

Iglesias, 26, hit 20 goals in 43 games across all competitions last season.

Helander joins Rangers


Rangers have announced the signing of Swedish centre-back Filip Helander on their official website.

The 26-year-old joins from Bologna on a four-year contract after four seasons in Italy, having also played for Hellas Verona.

A towering presence at 6'4", he will compete with Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic and George Edmundson for a starting spot at centre-back.

Man Utd and Wolves eye Badiashile


Manchester United have identified Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile as a potential alternative to Harry Maguire, according to L'Equipe.

The Leicester City centre-back is their top defensive target, but if the Foxes' demands prove excessive, they could turn their attention elsewhere.

Badiashile, 18, made 20 appearances for Monaco in Ligue 1 last season and is thought to be valued at around €35m (£31.5m/$39.5m), with Wolves and Valencia also interested.

Maupay withdrawn from Brentford squad as exit looms


Brentford have withdrawn Neal Maupay from their squad ahead of their upcoming friendly against Dynamo Kiev, according to Sky Sports.

Aston Villa, Brighton, Sheffield United and West Ham have all been credited with an interest in the striker, who Brentford reportedly value at around £20m (€22m/$25m).

He managed 28 goals and nine assists in 49 appearances across all competitions last season.


Higuain tops West Ham's striker wishlist


West Ham have made Gonzalo Higuain their new first-choice striker target, according to Sky Sports.

The Argentine was on loan at AC Milan and then Chelsea last season and is not in Maurizio Sarri's plans since returning to Juventus.

West Ham have also shown interest in Sebastian Haller, Salomon Rondon and Moussa Marega after their options up front were depleted by the departures of Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez.

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Hourihane extends with Villa


Aston Villa have announced that Conor Hourihane has signed a new deal on their official website.

The 28-year-old central midfielder made 48 appearances in all competitions for Villa last season - missing just four.

He recorded an impressive nine goals and 12 assists from the middle of the park.

Everton accept Wigan's Robinson offer


Everton have accepted Wigan Athletic's £2m (€2.2m/$2.5m) bid for Antonee Robinson, according to Football Insider.

The left-back, 21, has been unable to break into the first team on Merseyside but spent last season on loan with Wigan.

He cemented himself in the first team, making 26 Championship appearances and is now set to return permanently.

Man City and Everton agree Delph fee


Manchester City and Everton have agreed a fee for Fabian Delph, according to The Times.

The base fee will be £8.5m (€9.5m/$11m), rising to a total of £10m (€11m/$12.5m).

Delph is in the final year of his contract with City and surplus to requirements following the arrivals of Rodri and Angelino.


Fenerbahce sign Rodrigues


Fenerbahce have announced the signing of Garry Rodrigues from Al-Ittihad on their official website.

The 28-year-old winger left Galatasaray in January after two years with the club, but has now returned to Turkey.

He joins on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy.

Rangers to sign Helander over Skrtel


Rangers look set to sign Filip Helander, despite holding talks with free agent Martin Skrtel, according to the Daily Record.

The former Liverpool defender had been tipped to be reunited with former team-mate Steven Gerrard in Scotland, but the Slovakian is keeping his options open and revealed his agent had also been in contact with Istanbul Basaksehir, Parma and Olympiacos.

Instead, Rangers have closed in on Bologna centre-back Helander, who is set for a medical ahead of a proposed £3.5m (€4m/$4.5m) switch.

West Ham want £10m for Obiang


West Ham have placed a £10m (€11m/$12.5m) price tag on midfielder Pedro Obiang amid interest from Italy, according to The Sun.

Sassuolo and Bologna are the two Serie A sides to have shown firm interest, while former club Sampdoria have also been linked.

With Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez returning from injury, Obiang is seen as expendable and would help fund their search for a new striker to replace Marko Arnautovic.

Spurs plan Phillips bid


Tottenham are planning to join the bidding for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to the Mirror.

Aston Villa have offered £11m (€12m/$14m) already but Leeds are holding out for closer to £30m (€33m/$38m).

Spurs have already signed one Leeds player this summer, agreeing a deal for winger Jack Clarke before loaning him straight back to Elland Road.

‘Messi can come to Inter if he wants to play with Lautaro’


Lautaro Martinez's agent has confirmed his client's commitment to Inter as rumours of a move to Barcelona swirl. 

The striker has been linked with the Blaugrana after a strong debut season in Italy and a two-goal performance with Argentina at this summer's Copa America.

Buyt Martinez’s agent, Beto Yaque, has said the only way his client will team up with Lionel Messi at club level is if Messi makes a switch to Inter.

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Zidane in regular contact with Mbappe


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is in regular contact with PSG star Kylian Mbappe, according to Le10Sport

Mbappe has been linked with a switch to the Bernabeu, and the club's manager is doing what he can to persuade his fellow Frenchman to make the jump.

But PSG are thought to be unwilling to consider a sale of the 20-year-old until next summer at the earliest.

Milan close in on Veretout move


Milan are nearing a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The 26-year-old has been targeted by the Rossoneri, who originally offered Lucas Biglia as part of a swap deal.

But Fiorentina would prefer a straight sale, and Milan have now agreed to negotiate under those terms. 


Lukaku set for Man Utd stay


Romelu Lukaku appears likely to stay at Manchester United with Inter unable to afford his asking price, according to the BBC.

Inter are interested in signing the 26-year-old striker, who is looking to be reunited with his former manager Antonio Conte. 

But United are likely to demand at least £75 million (€84m/$94m) in a deal for Lukaku, which would put him out of Inter's price range. 

Fulham interested in £15m Knockaert move


Fulham have contacted Brighton over a potential £15 million ($19m) transfer for Anthony Knockaert, reports The Sun.

The Cottagers are hoping to make an immediate return to the Premier League and have identified the 27-year-old winger as a key piece of that equation.

Knockaert could be tempted by a drop down to the Championship by an increase on his current wages with the Seagulls. 

Manchester United slap £180m price tag on Pogba


The club have been angered by Mino Raiola saying his client wants to leave

Manchester United have placed a £180 million (€200m/$226m) price tag on wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Mirror

In the wake of Pogba's agent Mino Raiola saying his client wants to leave Old Trafford, United are playing hardball when it comes to any potential sale of the France star. 

That means that any interested party, likely Juventus or Real Madrid, would have to pay twice what United paid to sign Pogba three years ago. 

Arsenal revive interest in Ruben Dias


Arsenal have revived their interest in Benfica defender Ruben Dias, according to the Daily Mail. 

The Gunners are in the market for a new centre-back after Laurent Koscielny went on strike and refused to travel with the team for their pre-season tour of America. 

Dias, 22, has a release clause of around £54 million (€60m/$68m), meaning Arsenal would spent their entire transfer budget on the Portugal international pending any sales. 

Everton will demand £25m from Leipzig for Lookman


Everton will demand RB Leipzig pay £25 million (€28m/$31m) for striker Ademola Lookman, claims the Liverpool Echo.

Lookman impressed on loan with Leipzig in 2017-18, but the Bundesliga side failed with several bids to sign the forward last summer. 

After a season in which Lookman started just three Premier League games for Everton, Leipzig have now returned for the 21-year-old.

West Ham set to sign £36m Haller


West Ham are closing in on a £36 million (€40m/$45m) move for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller, according to the Daily Mail.

The Hammers are desperate to land a forward after losing out on Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez and selling Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG.

Haller, 25, is ready to sign a four-year deal with the Hammers after talks between the two clubs progressed rapidly. 


Sheffield Wednesday hold up Newcastle move for Bruce


Sheffield Wednesday are demanding a higher fee than expected from Newcastle to land Steve Bruce, reports Sky Sports News. 

Newcastle have been in talks over hiring Bruce as their next manager, but that move has now hit a snag. 

The Premier League side were looking to pay £1 million in compensation for Bruce, but Wednesday are now demanding far more.