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Wenger to take role at FIFA

2019-03-07T22:01:44Z

Arsene Wenger is closer to spuring Paris Saint-Germain for a role with FIFA, according to Le Parisien.

Wenger had been linked with a sporting director role with the French giants, but is nearing taking over a special adviser role alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

The ex-Arsenal boss would oversee technological innovations, proposed rule changes and arbitration.

Mourinho closing in on Real Madrid interim role

2019-03-07T21:31:08Z

Solari will be sacked after this weekend's game with the ex-Manchester United boss set for a second spell in charge of the club

Jose Mourinho looks set to be named Real Madrid's interim boss as the sack looms for Santiago Solari, Goal understands.  

The former Manchester United manager is the favourite to take over following this weekend's clash with Valladolid, after which Santiago Solari will be sacked, and is likely to be named manager through the end of the season.  

The hiring of Mourinho will not be on a full-time basis however, with Madrid still hoping to convince Zinedine Zidane to return to the club's bench for next season. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Tuchel set for PSG extension

2019-03-07T21:00:20Z

The loss to Manchester United has not put the manager in any danger

Thomas Tuchel is set for an extension on his Paris Saint-Germain contract despite elimination from the Champions League, according to Le Parisien.

The manager had agreed with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on a new deal that extended him two years to 2022, along with a significant salary raise.

The club had planned to announce it following their expected advancement to the quarter-finals, but elimination by Manchester United does not appear to have altered their decision to extend Tuchel.

Monchi could leave Roma for Arsenal

2019-03-07T20:30:05Z

The sporting director has had marginal input in the potential hiring of Claudio Ranieri and could be headed to London

The sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco and possible hiring of Claudio Ranieri could herald the exit of Roma sporting director Monchi, according to Gianlucadimarzio.com.

Monchi was tied to Di Francesco and has had limited involvement over the potential hiring of Ranieri, signalling his possible exit.

Instead Monchi may head to the Gunners and re-unite with Unai Emery, who he worked with while the pair were at Sevilla

Dusseldorf fighting to sign Lukebakio

2019-03-07T20:00:16Z

Fortuna Dusseldorf are hoping to sign Dodi Lukebakio from Watford permanently, with Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach circling, according to Bild.

The winger, 21, is on a season-long loan at Dusseldorf and has notched 12 goals and five assists in 25 appearances in all competitions, including a hat-trick against Bayern Munich.

His current club are hopeful of either extending his loan or securing the wide-man permanently, despite the interest shown from their Bundesliga rivals.

Ranieri on Roma's shortlist

2019-03-07T19:30:15Z

Claudio Ranieri, Laurent Blanc and Paulo Sousa are reportedly on the shortlist to succeed Eusebio Di Francesco at Roma, according to Sky Sports Italy.

Ranieri, who appears to be the favourite, took over from Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage but was unable to turn the club's form around and lift them out of the relegation zone, and was subsequently replaced by Scott Parker.

The Italian managed Roma for between 2009 and 2011 and narrowly missed out on the league title and the Coppa Italia as Jose Mourinho's Inter won the treble. 

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Barca admit De Ligt interest

2019-03-07T19:00:40Z

Barcelona have confirmed their interest in Ajax centre-half Matthijs De Ligt, according to Cadena SER.

"We have to talk about it in March, which is when we take the decisions, but his name is on the table," said Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The Catalan giants have already secured the signature of Frenkie De Jong from the Eredivisie side and are now after their other prized asset and club captain.

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Raffael signs new deal

2019-03-07T18:30:18Z

Raffael has signed a one-year contract extension at Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach, the club have announced.

The Brazilian forward, 33, has struggled with injury this season, but he has scored four goals and recorded one assist despite playing just nine games in all competitions. 

He has 106 goals in 185 appearances for the club.

Roma sack Di Francesco

2019-03-07T18:00:42Z

Roma have sacked head coach Eusebio Di Francesco following their Champions League exit at the hands of Porto.

The Giallorossi are three points off the top four in Serie A and suffered an embarrassing 7-1 defeat to Fiorentina in the quarter-final of the Coppa Italia, as well as losing 3-0 in their most recent derby against Lazio

Alex Telles' extra-time penalty to dump Roma out at the last-16 stage of the Champions League appears to have been the final straw for the club's hierarchy, who begin the search for his replacement.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Bristol City land Marinovic

2019-03-07T17:00:55Z

Bristol City have signed goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic on a free transfer until the end of the season, according to their official website.

The New Zealand international, 27, joins after 18 months in MLS with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Marinovic has been brought in as cover for the injured Niki Maenpaa and Frank Fielding.

Real Madrid's four-man shortlist

2019-03-07T16:00:52Z

Real Madrid have drawn up a four-man managerial shortlist as they look to appoint a successor to under-fire Santiago Solari, Goal understands.

Jose Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino, Massimilliano Allegri and former boss Zinedine ZIdane are among those under consideration.

Check out the full story here!

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Gerrard unfazed by Morelos interest

2019-03-07T15:32:17Z

Rangers manager considers the interest being shown in Alfredo Morelos from the likes of Leicester and Borussia Dortmund to be a good thing.

He has said: "The interest and the speculation is not going to go away.

"That is something that we have to live with but we certainly see it is a compliment because I would be more concerned and more worried if no one was interested in my players."

Cedric unsure what future holds

2019-03-07T15:17:45Z

Cedric is unsure whether Inter will take up the option to sign him on a permanent basis from Southampton.

The Portuguese full-back, who is currently on loan at the Serie A outfit, has said: “I will always give my best on the pitch, then at the end of the season we’ll see the decision: if they keep me, fine, otherwise, life goes on.”

Newcastle hope £40m deal will make Benitez stay

2019-03-07T15:00:57Z

Newcastle are preparing to step up their efforts to land Hoffenheim striker in a £40 million ($52m) deal, claims The Sun.

The Magpies hope that another show of intent in the transfer market will help to appease manager Rafa Benitez and convince him to stay on.

Furious Ramos tells Perez that he'll leave

2019-03-07T14:22:30Z

Spain star in huge row with Blancos president

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos told Florentino Perez that he will happily leave the club if they pay up his contract.

AS report that the pair had a huge row in the Santiago Bernabeu dressing room in the aftermath of Madrid's Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax.

And after club president Perez questioned the attitude of the Blancos players, Ramos - who missed the match through suspension - stepped in to defend the rest of the squad.

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Solskjaer to be given Man Utd job

2019-03-07T14:07:59Z

Red Devils ready to make appointment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be confirmed as Manchester United's new manager on a permanent basis before the end of the season, claims ESPN FC.

The Norwegian is currently impressing in an interim role, but it is now merely a matter of time before the details of a full-time contract are thrashed out.

Pepe price tag set by Lille

2019-03-07T13:47:51Z

Lille owner Gerard Lopez has revealed that it will take a bid of at least €50 million (£43m/$56m) to land in-demand winger Nicolas Pepe.

The highly-rated 23-year-old winger has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, among others.

Here's what Lopez has had to say on his future.

Billing yet to make future call

2019-03-07T13:00:00Z

Philip Billing has given no thought to a summer switch away from Huddersfield.

The highly-rated 22-year-old has been tipped to make a move if the Terriers slip out of the Premier League, but has told BBC Radio Leeds of his future: "I am just concentrating about here, to be honest. I am just trying to do my best.

"Personally, for me, I think it's been what a lot of people see as a breakthrough season - I think it has been, for sure - but I know how much more there is to come from myself."

Campo won't be linking up with Chelsea

2019-03-07T12:30:00Z

Lille's sporting director Luis Campo will not be leaving to fill a similar role at Chelsea, according to ESPN.

The Blues are impressed by the work Camp previously oversaw at Monaco, but his current Ligue 1 employers have no intention of allowing him to head for England.

Madrid open talks with Mourinho's agent

2019-03-07T12:00:00Z

Real Madrid have opened talks with Jose Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes regarding a sensational return to the club, claims AS.

The Portuguese has been out of work since leaving Manchester United in December but is still held in high regard at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sarri figures on Roma's radar

2019-03-07T11:23:21Z

Blues boss wanted back in Serie A

Roma are considering offering Maurizio Sarri a way out of Chelsea on the back of their Champions League exit, claims Sportsmail

The Italian coach has seen his future at Stamford Bridge called into question and could be offered a route back to his homeland after just one season in England.

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Milan chasing Chiesa

2019-03-07T11:10:00Z

AC Milan have entered the race to sign Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa, Tuttosport claims.

The 21-year-old winger has been in fine form for the Viola this term, sparking interest from a number of clubs.

Should the Rossoneri opt to make a formal offer for Italy international, they are likely to face competition from Juventus, Inter, Napoli and Roma.

Rodgers puts Wilson deal in doubt

2019-03-07T10:52:26Z

Brendan Rodgers' arrival at Leicester City has put a loan move for Liverpool's Harry Wilson in doubt, Goal has learned.

The Foxes are interested in bringing the young winger to the King Power stadium, while the Anfield side are keen to see the 21-year-old playing top-flight football.

A perceived lack of trust in youngsters on Rodgers' part, however, could see Liverpool opt to farm Wilson out to a different Premier League club.

Read the full report on Goal

Poyet backs Sarri over Zidane

2019-03-07T10:31:42Z

Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet has backed Maurizio Sarri to keep his job and make a success of his time at Stamford Bridge despite rumours linking the club with Zinedine Zidane.

Speaking exclusively to Goal, the Uruguayan feels that another change of manager could be detrimental to the club, pointing to Pep Guardiola's bumpy first season in charge of Manchester City as an example to consider.

Read Poyet's full interview on Goal

BVB make Eggestein contact

2019-03-07T10:13:00Z

Borussia Dortmund have opened talks over a move for Werder Bremen midfielder Maxi Eggestein, Ruhr News reports.

The 22-year-old playmaker's contract with Werder expires in 2020, meaning a failure to capitalise on the player could see him leave for free.

A sum of €30 million (£25m/$34m) has been mooted and would represent a record sale for the Weserstadion side.

Bayern join Dybala race

2019-03-07T09:53:44Z

Bayern Munich have joined the list of suitors chasing Juventus' Paulo Dybala, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Argentine has struggled for form this term, raising significant questions over his claim on a guaranteed starting spot.

As such, a fresh start could suit the 25-year-old, but the German giants may have to fend off reported interest from Man City, Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Man Utd told they need five summer signings

2019-03-07T09:29:43Z

Ex-Manchester United full-back Gary Neville believes that his former club need a raft of new signings in the summer despite their upturn in form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and their progression past PSG in the Champions League.

Pointing to the leadership abilities boasted by Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and the poor form of Alexis Sanchez, Neville believes the Red Devils are in need of fresh faces across all areas of the pitch.

Read the pundit's full quotes on Goal

McGinn quashes Leicester talk

2019-03-07T09:01:58Z

John McGinn continues to be linked with Leicester but has offered no indication that he is looking for a move.

Asked where he sees himself in five years, the Scotland international said: "Hopefully still at Aston Villa, playing in the Premier League. We all know this club belongs in the top-flight, so hopefully I will be involved in that.”

Sarri expecting Chelsea stay

2019-03-07T08:37:31Z

Klopp to shun any approach from Madrid

2019-03-07T08:07:18Z

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will snub any approach from Real Madrid this summer, claims the Daily Star.

Santiago Solari is expected to be dismissed by the Blancos at the end of a disappointing campaign, but a man currently in charge at Anfield will not be succeeding the Argentine in Spain.

Everton starlet signs professional deal

2019-03-07T07:37:56Z

Leipzig lining up £20m Abraham

2019-03-07T07:05:07Z

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who is currently on loan at Aston Villa, is being lined up by RB Leipzig for a £20 million ($26m) move, claims The Sun.

The 21-year-old has netted 21 times in the 2018-19 campaign and is also a summer target for Wolves.

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Sancho to snub Man United for Dortmund stay

2019-03-07T05:52:50Z

Midfielder set to stay in Germany despite interest from Old Trafford

Jadon Sancho is set to snub interest from both Manchester United and PSG to stay with Borussia Dortmund, The Sun reports. 

The 18-year-old wants to show his loyalty to the Bundesliga side and hopes to continue his footballing education at the German club for the next few years before making any move away. 

'No way' Solksjaer doesn't get Man United job - Neville

2019-03-07T03:48:38Z

Gary Neville says that Wednesday's win over PSG leaves zero chance that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't be appointed as Manchester United's full-time manager. 

The Norwegian​ helped the club pull off a stunning comeback against the French giants and their former defender says it leaves no doubt about who should be the club's new boss. 

“There is no way he is not going to get the job,” he told Viasport

Read the rest of what Neville had to say right here on Goal!

Whitecaps sign draft pick McDonough

2019-03-07T01:54:54Z

​The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed centre-back Brendan McDonough, the club announced on Wednesday

The 22-year-old was selected by the club in the second round of the MLS draft and signs after a strong preseason with the Canadian outfit. 

Milan set Romagnoli price tag

2019-03-06T23:59:20Z

Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli has seen his price tag set at €60m (£51.5m/$68m), despite the Serie A’s side reluctance to sell him, per La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus are among the potential suitors, who may hold an additional advantage over the San Siro club if the latter fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Red Devils are the apparent main suitors, though Milan remain hopeful that they may be able to keep hold of Romagnoli.

Kroos to swap Madrid for Man City

2019-03-06T23:47:48Z

Midfielder to make Premier League move this summer

Toni Kroos may depart Real Madrid for Manchester City in the wake of what has been a disastrous campaign for Los Blancos, reports Don Balon.

The Germany international is reportedly in advanced talks with Pep Guardiola about a swap to the Eithad Stadium and the Premier League.

Kroos has been a mainstay of Madrid since his arrival in 2014 from Bayern Munich.

Lille boss admits Pepe retention 'difficult'

2019-03-06T23:44:03Z

Lille manager Christophe Galtier has admitted that avoiding the sale of Nicolas Pepe to a European rival will be “difficult”, via Sport.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable season with the Ligue 1 club and has been linked to a number of sides, including Bayern Munich and Arsenal.

Lille currently sit second in the French top-flight, behind Paris Saint-Germain, after being embroiled in a relegation battle last season.

Bayern join Dortmund in Zaha pursuit

2019-03-06T23:20:06Z

Bayern Munich are set to face off with Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the hunt for Crystal Palace man Wilfried Zaha, says Sky Sports News.

Dortmund were already a rumoured suitor for the Eagles star but now look set to duke it out with the Bavarian giants for his signature.

Team-mate Aaron Wan-Bissaka also remains of interest to the German pair. 

Spurs chase Lazio keeper Strakosha

2019-03-06T23:05:53Z

Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha as a potential long-term successor for Hugo Lloris, per Calcio Mercato.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side however will likely face tough negotiations in their attempts to prise the young shotstopper away from Serie A.

Lloris, a World Cup winner with France last year, has been with Spurs since 2012.