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Matosas named as Costa Rica manager

2018-10-09T21:59:20Z

Gustavo Matosas is the new manager of Costa Rica, FEDEFUTBOL announced Tuesday.

The move doesn't come as a shock. The federation had announced last week that the former Club America and Leon boss was headed to San Jose to negotiate terms on a deal. The parties now have come to agreement, with Matosas set to travel to Monterrey with Costa Rica federation president Rodolfo Villalobos to watch Costa Rica's friendly with Mexico from the stands Thursday. He will then take in Costa Rica's match against Colombia in the United States next week before getting to work.

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Morata: Hazard happy at Chelsea

2018-10-09T21:29:33Z

Eden Hazard might want to join Real Madrid but the Belgium star will not try to force through a move, according to Chelsea team-mate Alvaro Morata.

"We've said that it's not that he wants to leave Chelsea but if Madrid come in for him, that won't be an obstacle," former Madrid striker Morata said to Spanish broadcaster Cuatro.

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Dos Santos brothers rule out America switch

2018-10-09T20:33:29Z

Barcelona consider approach for Moreno

2018-10-09T20:14:16Z

Barcelona are considering an offer for Liverpool's Alberto Moreno, reports Mundo Deportivo

Moreno, 26, is regarded as a fine deputy for first-choice left-back Jordi Alba at Camp Nou.

Barkley hopes Hazard will stay at Chelsea

2018-10-09T19:26:37Z

Ross Barkley hopes that Eden Hazard can resist the lure of Real Madrid and commit his long-term future to Chelsea.

Speaking after the Blues' 3-0 win over Southampton on Sunday, in which both the Belgian and Barkley scored and assisted, Hazard said: "Real Madrid is the best club in the world. It is my dream since I was a kid. We will see."

Barkley, however, is desperate for the 27-year-old to pledge his future to Maurizio Sarri's side and continue to light up Stamford Bridge for years to come.

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Milan monitoring Jadon Sancho

2018-10-09T18:14:51Z

Milan are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund's teenage starlet Jadon Sancho, reports CalcioMercato

Sancho, 18, is celebrating after earning a first call-up to the England squad for the upcoming international window.

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Henry to be named next Monaco coach

2018-10-09T17:13:34Z

Thierry Henry is set to replace Leonardo Jardim as the next coach of Monaco, reports ESPN

Jardim is close to the exit in the principality after a disastrous start to the Ligue 1 season. 

And the former Arsenal star, Roberto Martinez's assistant with Belgium, is Monaco's first choice for the bench.

Man City renew interest in Kroos

2018-10-09T16:26:03Z

Manchester City are redoubling their efforts to sign Real Madrid star Toni Kroos, claims Don Balon

Pep Guardiola is a long-time fan of the midfielder, and believes he can use Madrid's current malaise and a much-improved salary package to land Kroos.

Inter yet to open talks on Icardi contract

2018-10-09T15:34:42Z

Mauro Icardi is yet to open talks with Inter regarding an extension to a contract which includes a €110 million (£96m/$126m) release clause, claims his agent.

The current buyout fee within the Argentine’s deal can be triggered by sides outside of Italy in the first two weeks of July.

Nobody took up that option during the summer of 2018, but the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United continue to be linked with a proven frontman who has netted 112 goals in 190 appearances for Inter.

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Man Utd relaxed about De Gea deal

2018-10-09T15:00:05Z

Manchester United are not overly concerned about David de Gea’s contract situation, according to ESPN.

The Spain international goalkeeper has been locked in talks for some time, but is yet to agree fresh terms and has seen his future called into question of late.

Those at Old Trafford are, however, confident that an agreement will be reached that suits all parties.

Christensen considering Chelsea future

2018-10-09T14:49:03Z

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits he will have to consider his future options at some stage after seeing his patience tested by a lack of competitive football this season.

He told Bold: “It’s too early to talk about change for now, and when that might happen, but it’s clear that this is not a good situation for me.”

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Man City to open Sane talks

2018-10-09T14:28:27Z

Manchester City are ready to open contract extension talks with Leroy Sane, according to The Sun.

The Germany international has been benched at times this season, and already has a deal until 2021, but Pep Guardiola considers him to be an important figure for the future at the Etihad Stadium.

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De Rossi in line for new Roma deal

2018-10-09T14:18:29Z

Roma are willing to offer another new deal to long-serving midfielder Daniele De Rossi, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The World Cup winner is now 35 years of age, but he is club captain at Stadio Olimpico are remains as committed to the cause as ever after spending his entire career to date with his hometown club.

Man Utd plotting £40m Ake raid

2018-10-09T14:00:02Z

Mourinho turns his attention to Cherries defender

Bournemouth star Nathan Ake is the latest defender to register on Manchester United's transfer radar, according to the Daily Star.

The Red Devils are plotting a £40 million ($52m) bid for the Netherlands international, who has spent time with Chelsea in the past, during the winter transfer window.

'Arsenal have already lost Ramsey to a top-end club'

2018-10-09T13:46:56Z

Arsenal have already lost Aaron Ramsey, according to Craig Bellamy, with the midfielder prepared to run down his contract and join “a top-end club”.

The 27-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his current deal at Emirates Stadium and has offered no indication that he will be signing an extension.

Find out what a former Wales international colelague has had to say on his future here.

Chelsea confident Hazard will sign new contract

2018-10-09T13:12:26Z

Chelsea are planning to put fresh terms to Eden Hazard, claims Sky Sports, with the Blues confident that he will commit to an extended stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian forward has been in stunning form this season, with his current club eager to tie him down and end all talk of a possible switch to Real Madrid.

Real remain keen on Kane

2018-10-09T12:46:17Z

Blancos to make €200m move for Spurs star

Real Madrid remain interested in Tottenham striker Harry Kane, with El Confidencial suggesting that the Blancos are readying a €200 million (£175m/$229m) bid.

The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Spain for some time, and 2019 could be the year in which a formal approach for his services is made.

City skipper Kompany in Inter's sights

2018-10-09T12:29:33Z

Serie A giants want Blues captain

Vincent Kompany has emerged as a top target for Serie A side Inter, according to Inter Live.

The Manchester City captain will see his current contract expire at the end of the season and the Nerazzurri would welcome the opportunity to take him to San Siro as a free agent.

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'Chelsea should give Hazard £750k-a-week'

2018-10-09T12:00:07Z

Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has urged the Blues to increase Eden Hazard's wages to £750,000-a-week in order to fend off interest from Real Madrid.

He told talkSPORT: “I would give him £650k, £700k, £750k-a-week. What’s he worth on the open market, say £150million? You’re not going to be able to replace him!”

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Giroud 'not worried' about Chelsea future

2018-10-09T11:00:35Z

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud feels he has nothing to prove given his status as a World Cup winner and welcomes competition for places with Alvaro Morata. 

It has been suggested that the France international could be on the move in January, but he has hinted that his immediate future lies at Stamford Bridge.

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Mourinho set for Man Utd talks

2018-10-09T10:30:00Z

Jose Mourinho is to hold talks with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward as he remains convinced that the club are trying to replace him, reports The Sun.

Zinedine Zidane continues to be heavily linked with a role at Old Trafford and the current man at the helm wants to know where he stands ahead of a board meeting on Thursday.

Everton prepared to part with Niasse

2018-10-09T08:50:27Z

Everton have left the exit door open for Oumar Niasse, according to Turkish-Football, with Galatasaray keen on the Senegalese striker.

No formal approach has been made as yet, but the Goodison Park flop will be allowed to leave Merseyside during the winter window.

Barcelona set their sights on Mendy

2018-10-09T08:10:43Z

Barcelona are in the market for a new left-back and, according to Mundo Deportivo, have made Lyon star Ferland Mendy their top target.

The 23-year-old has just one full season of Ligue 1 experience to his name, but he is considered to be a player of some potential and one those at Camp Nou could mould into a star.

'Arsenal right not to bow to Ramsey demands'

2018-10-09T07:54:36Z

Arsenal are right to have made a “big statement” in contract talks with Aaron Ramsey, says Ian Wright, with the Gunners making it clear that they will not be held to ransom.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I think Arsenal have to do this, they have to make everybody else in the squad know how it's going to be from this day onwards, and that's why the withdrawal of the contract is a big statement from them."

Check out what else the Gunners legend has had to say here.

Rooney sides with under-fire Mourinho

2018-10-09T07:14:18Z

Wayne Rooney has offered his support to Jose Mourinho during a tough period for Manchester United, with underperforming players told to “stand up” and shoulder more responsibility.

The Red Devils legend has said: "I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better. The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce and probably collectively."

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Man Utd facing mass exodus

2018-10-09T06:30:40Z

Senior stars ready to quit Red Devils

Several senior players at Manchester United have made it clear that they will leave the club if Jose Mourinho remains as manager, claims the Daily Mail.

Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, David de Gea, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia are among those prepared to quit Old Trafford and try their luck elsewhere.

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Besiktas after Everton's Tosun

2018-10-09T04:48:59Z

Cenk Tosun is being linked with a return to Besiktas, according to ​MyNet per TalkSport.

The Turkish forward joined Everton in January but has scored just one goal in eight Premier League appearances this season.

Besiktas is back in the market for a striker following the departure of Alvaro Negredo. 

Manchester United one of several clubs to send scouts to Benfica

2018-10-09T03:26:12Z

Manchester United headlined a number of clubs that recently scouted Benfica's 1-0 win over Porto, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Juventus, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSG, Arsenal, Lyon, Inter, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen and Crystal Palace are also said to have had scouts in attendance.

Jose Mourinho is believed to be after a centre-back, right winger and striker after missing out on a number of targets over the summer. 

 

Juventus 'haven't thought about' Pogba move

2018-10-09T02:42:09Z

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has ruled out a move for Paul Pogba.

The French midfielder has been engaged in a reported battle with Jose Mourinho in recent weeks as frustration has mounted for the Red Devils.

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Crystal Palace eyeing defender Kanon

2018-10-09T01:33:00Z

Crystal Palace are eyeing Ivorian defender Wilfried Kanon, according to the Sun.

Kanon currently plays for Den Haag in the Eredivisie and has previously caught the eye of Everton.

Roy Hodgson is said to be looking to Kanon as a potential answer in defense as the club could make a move in January. 

Aston Villa linked with Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi

2018-10-09T00:17:36Z

Aston Villa are interested in a move for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Hudson-Odio, who was part of the England U-17s World Cup-winning squad, is viewed as a real prospect by Chelsea.

The attacker made four first-team appearances last season, and could now join fellow youngster Tammy Abraham at Villa. 

Inter make Kompany top priority

2018-10-08T22:40:46Z

Inter are hoping to sign Vincent Kompany this summer, reports Interlive.it.

They believe they can offer Kompany one last big contract for the 32-year-old defender, with the thought that his Manchester City days will come to an end this summer.

The club is also interest in Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, but those two would be much harder to sign.

Madrid to make January approach for Hazard

2018-10-08T22:27:58Z

The club hope the move can improve the results after a rough stretch

Real Madrid are targeting a winter approach for Chelsea star Eden Hazard according to Cadena SER.

Hazard has been in tremendous form to start the season, scoring seven times in the Premier League already, while Madrid are mired in their worst goalless drought since 1985.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hopes to appease the Madrid fans by bringing in Hazard and though Chelsea would not part with their man cheap, it would not end Perez's pursuit of Neymar in the summer.

Sancho could have £100 million price tag

2018-10-08T22:20:58Z

The Dortmund teenager has Premier League interest after his strong start to the season

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho could run Premier League teams £100 million if they want to sign him this summer, reports the Sun.

The former Manchester City youth player has excelled in the Bundesliga with nine assists thus far, and is believed to have attracted the interest of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham despite signing a new deal weeks ago.

BVB see Sancho as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, who was only sold after the club received a £120m fee from Barcelona and they are holding out for a similiar offer for England international. 

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West Ham make final Rice offer

2018-10-08T22:09:04Z

West Ham have made a final offer to defender Declan Rice in hopes a deal can be done during the international break, reports the Daily Star.

Rice has reportedly refused multiple offers thus far and the Hammers have come in with a proposed deal of around £46,000-a-week ($60K).

If the teenager turns down the deal, the Hammers will end contract talks for the remainder of the season. 

Man City and Tottenham keeping eye on League One teen

2018-10-08T22:06:10Z

Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton are among the teams keeping an eye on League One teen Josh Maja, reports the Mirror.

The 19-year-old Sunderland man has scored nine times in just 12 league games this season and has garnered him Premier League interest as a result.

Maja was formerly in the Manchester City academy, but departed in 2015 after not receiving a scholarship to continue on.