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Rodgers to move for Boyata

2019-03-02T22:45:34Z

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers wants to raid former club Celtic to sign Dedryck Boyata this summer, the Daily Record reports. 

Boyata, 28, will be a free agent in the summer and the Belgium international centre-back is eyeing a move to the Premier League. 

Rodgers is also targeting Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. 

Filipe Luis offered to Juventus

2019-03-02T22:04:04Z

Representatives of Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis have offered the Brazilian to Juventus, according to Calciomercato

The 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer and his representatives are looking to take advantage of Juve's penchant for signing players on free transfers. 

However, Juve are eyeing other left-back targets ahead of Filipe Luis, including Real Madrid's Marcelo. 

Arsenal scout Barella

2019-03-02T21:30:03Z

Arsenal sent scouts to watch Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella on Friday, claims Gazzetta dello Sport.

Barella, 22, has emerged as one of Italy's top midfield prospects and has broken through with the Italy national team, making four appearances for the Azzurri thus far. 

Barella impressed in Friday's win over Inter, though he did miss a late penalty. 

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Mangala signs City contract extension

2019-03-02T20:50:11Z

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has signed a one-year contract extension through 2020, the club have announced.

Mangala joined City from Porto in 2014 but has struggled for playing time in recent seasons, going on loan to Everton last January before suffering a serious knee injury. 

The 28-year-old has made three appearances for City's U-23 side this season. 

Chilwell still a 'prime target' for Man City

2019-03-02T20:26:44Z

Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell will be a "prime target" for Man City this summer, according to the Daily Mail. 

Pep Guardiola has admitted he is concerned about the future of oft-injured Benjamin Mendy, and is looking for reinforcements at left-back. 

Chilwell, a 22-year-old England international, has emerged as one of City's preferred summer targets. 

Chelsea ready to offer Caballero contract extension

2019-03-02T19:59:51Z

Chelsea are ready to offer goalkeeper Willy Caballero a one-year extension, reports The Sun. 

The 37-year-old's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but the Blues are happy with their backup shot-stopper. 

Caballero joined Chelsea from Man City ahead of the 2017-18 season. 

Samper nears Vissel Kobe move

2019-03-02T19:28:21Z

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper is nearing a move to Vissel Kobe, according to Mundo Deportivo. 

Samper, 24, has played just 33 minutes for Barca this season and has been offered a four-year contract by Vissel. 

If he completes the transfer, Samper will join former Barca stars Andres Iniesta and David Villa at the Japanese club. 

Cutrone interested in Torino move

2019-03-02T18:53:27Z

AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone is keen on a move to Torino, and the interest is mutual, according to Tuttosport

The 21-year-old striker has begun to consider his future at San Siro after Krzysztof Piatek's arrival, which has resulted in fewer opportunities for playing time. 

With an eye toward a future with the Italy national team, Cutrone could join Torino this summer on loan or a permanent move. 

Juventus consider Guardiola and Klopp for manager position

2019-03-02T18:21:07Z

Massimiliano Allegri could be in his final season in charge in Turin

Juventus are considering both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp for their manager position, according to Tuttosport

Massimiliano Allegri could possibly leave Juve at season's end and though nothing is confirmed, the club have begun to make contingency plans in case Allegri departs.

The club are eyeing Zinedine Zidane, but are also monitoring the situation of the Man City and Liverpool managers, though both will be difficult to pry away from their current sides. 

‘Absurd’ that Llorente still at Spurs

2019-03-02T17:53:00Z

Former Athletic Bilbao star Xabier Eskurza has questioned why the club have not done a deal to bring Fernando Llorente back to his roots from Tottenham.

He told AS: "It’s absurd that a team like Athletic haven’t signed a player like Llorente. In any other club, it wouldn’t even be a discussion, Fernando would already be there.”

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Milan to battle Man City for Marin

2019-03-02T16:44:11Z

AC Milan are prepared to battle Manchester City and Juventus for Dinamo star Antonio Marin, claims Calciomercato.

The 18-year-old winger is expected to be the subject of big-money bids in the near future, but it remains to be seen where he ends up.

Wan-Bissaka not bothered about Man Utd links

2019-03-02T16:03:59Z

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is being linked with big-money moves to Manchester rivals United and City, but Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says the youngster is unfazed by the transfer talk.

It has been suggested that the 21-year-old has emerged as a top target for those at Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium.

Here is what his manager has had to say on that speculation.

Chelsea urged to stick with Sarri

2019-03-02T15:35:49Z

Eddie Newton has urged Chelsea to show stability and keep faith with Maurizio Sarri, insisting that he isn't doing a bad job and that "people get carried away" with their criticisms of the Italian.

The former Blues star has told Goal: “I know it is well-documented our club turn over managers quite regularly. But the simple fact is I think Sarri will get more time."

Check out the full story here.

Newcastle considering Carrick

2019-03-02T15:02:37Z

Manchester United coach Michael Carrick is among those being considered as a potential new manager at Newcastle, claims Teamtalk.

The Magpies are unsure as to how long Rafa Benitez will be sticking around and are starting to piece together contingency plans.

Was Icardi put off Madrid move?

2019-03-02T14:30:54Z

Wanda Nara has denied suggestions that Real Madrid have not bid for Mauro Icardi because the club were put off negotiations due to her behaviour.

She has said: "That Mauro hasn't gone to Madrid because of me, as has been said in Spain, is false and we have a lot of respect for Real Madrid."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Hoedt wants extended Celta Vigo stay

2019-03-02T13:43:09Z

Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt wants to remain at Celta Vigo beyond the end of his current loan deal, report Read Southampton.

The 24 year-old has been on loan at the La Liga side side January after falling out of favour at St. Mary's, but is reluctant to return to the relegation-threatened Saints when the deal expires in the summer.

The defender said: "At the moment, the decision isn’t mine. It depends on how the season goes, first. I like being here, but I still have a contract with Southampton. I’m currently playing for Celta and I will give my all to play my best football."

Icardi could go for as little as €50million

2019-03-02T13:10:01Z

Mauro Icardi could be available for as little as €50million after being stripped of the Inter captaincy, report Marca. 

Icardi was removed as skipper last month and hasn't featured for the club in Serie A since, and the player could now leave the club at a hugely cut price.

That has alerted Real Madrid and Manchester United to his possible availability.

Coutinho transfer value plummets after Barcelona woes

2019-03-02T12:16:08Z

Philippe Coutinho's transfer value has plummeted to £86million, according to Transfermarkt. 

The Brazilian signed for Barcelona from Liverpool for a massive £120m fee in January 2018 and has scored 18 goals in 42 starts.

But his performances have been disappointing relative to his final 18 months at Anfield, and his value has dropped accordingly.  

Valencia set to leave United at the end of the season

2019-03-02T11:32:51Z

Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad are interested in signing Manchester United's Antonio Valencia if as expected the full-back leaves in the summer, report the Belfast Telegraph.

Valencia is in his native Ecuador recovering from injury and is out of contract at United at the end of the season.

Questioned on Valencia's absence, boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer said yesterday: "He's still not 100 per cent fit. He's still working to get back fit and he's had a fantastic career here at Man United and in England. He's one of the Premier League winners left in the dressing room."

 

Milan to use Locatelli money for Bakayoko move

2019-03-02T10:41:49Z

AC Milan will use the €12m they are set to receive from the sale of Manuel Locatelli towards the permanent signing of Tiemoué Bakayoko.

The Chelsea player is on a season-long loan at Milan, but the club will look to sign the Blues man permanently in the summer.

Bakayoko will cost around €35m, and the money received from the sale of Locatelli to Sassuolo will be put towards that total.

Read the full story on Goal.  

Kean almost joined Leeds in January

2019-03-02T10:13:34Z

Juventus forward Moise Kean says that he almost signed for Leeds United in January, according to Birmingham Live.

The striker says he was interested in a possible move to the Championship side during the transfer window but the Italian champions put a block on the deal.

 

United want Sporting's Fernandes

2019-03-02T09:12:06Z

Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes is a target for Manchester United, according to CalcioMercato.  

The Portuguese giants are resigned to the possibility they could lose Fernandes amidst the club's financial difficulties, and that has alerted both United and AC Milan to his availabilty. 

United are due to meet with the player's representatives next week.

Hayden wants to leave Newcastle to be closer to family

2019-03-02T08:34:22Z

Isaac Hayden wants to leave Newcastle in order to be closer to his fiance and young daughter, according to the Times.

Hayden has sought a move away from St. James's Park during the last two transfer windows after his career on Tyneside went off the rails 

“My daughter’s birth, and everything leading up to it, was very traumatic – not many people know what it was really like, said Hayden.” 

No-one wants out of Leicester, says Chilwell

2019-03-02T07:43:07Z

Ben Chilwell has calmed talk of a possible summer move to Manchester City by stating that nobody wants out of Leicester now that Brendan Rodgers has taken the reins. 

Transfer talk had built around a number of the Foxes’ star men amid a disjointed 2018-19 campaign at the King Power Stadium.

Claude Puel’s methods were not to the liking of everyone, while emerging talents started to register on the transfer radar of Premier League rivals.

Read the full story on Goal.

Mainz after Bayern youngster

2019-03-02T07:27:46Z

Mainz are chasing Bayern Munich's Woo-Yeong Jeong, according to Kicker. 

The 19 year-old South Korean, who netted a hat-trick for Bayern's second string against Ingolstadt on Sunday, has appeared sparingly in the Bayern first team and would command a fee of around €5million.

Longtime RSL and USMNT star Rimando set to retire

2019-03-02T06:13:41Z

Nick Rimando is set to retire at the end of the season, concluding a 20-year MLS career.

The Real Salt Lake goalkepeer is the league's all-time wins leader and has earned 22 U.S. national team caps and numerous other national team call-ups.

Read Rimando's full statement on Goal!

Spalletti: Icardi is absent due to injury

2019-03-02T06:10:54Z

The Mauro Icardi saga continued to turn with Luciano Spalletti now insisting the forward is absent due to injury.

Inter have been without their forward for several weeks as contract negotiations continue, but the coach now insists Icardi isn't with the group due to injury, not drama.

Read the full quotes on Goal!

Rapids waive designated player Gashi

2019-03-02T05:59:54Z

The Colorado Rapids have announced they have waived designated player Shkëlzen Gashi, ending the forward's three years at the club.

"We want to thank Shkëlzen for his service over the last three seasons and we wish him nothing but the best," the club wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Pochettino: Spurs need one more 'magic guy'

2019-03-02T04:16:26Z

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham need one more "magic guy" if they are to compete for titles.

The club has been frugal through the past two transfer windows, not bringing in any signings to aid the club's title push.

Read Pochettino's full quotes on Goal!

Shelvey likely to leave Newcastle this summer

2019-03-02T00:30:00Z

Jonjo Shelvey is unlikely to return to Newcastle next season despite assurances by Rafa Benitez over his long-term future, according to the Telegraph.

Shelvey has been unable to make his way back into Benitez's squad after returning from injury, and featured for the club's U-23s to get playing time on Friday.

The midfielder is a long-term target for West Ham, who are likely to come with a bid for Shelvey this summer.

Solskjaer preparing for life at Man Utd next season

2019-03-01T23:17:28Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he is preparing for life at Manchester United next season, making plans for the summer transfer window and even featuring in club season-ticket promotions.

The caretaker manager has led United to 12 wins in his first 15 games in charge after replacing Jose Mourinho, but the club has made no announcement yet regarding a long-term appointment.

Yet Solskjaer has explained that he continues to plan ahead even if he is not making any assumptions that he will be handed the role beyond the end of the current campaign.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Galaxy buy out Dos Santos' $6m final season

2019-03-01T23:16:55Z

The MLS club have ended their time with the Mexico international after three and a half seasons

The LA Galaxy have bought out the final year of Giovani dos Santos' contract to get to three designated players on roster, according to the LA Times.

The club had four designated players, which is not allowed by MLS rules, and different solutions were floated about as a way for them to keep the Mexico international.

But the club will instead buy out Dos Santos' final year at $6 million (£5m), which frees up the attacker to be waived, traded or simply let him sit and wait until the contract expire. 

Guardiola confirms Man City want 3-4 new players this summer

2019-03-01T23:14:23Z

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are looking to strengthen three or four positions in this summer's transfer window, confirming that a new left-back is a possibility amid concerns over Benjamin Mendy's fitness.

City are also looking for a deep-lying midfielder and Goal understands they are also looking at a new centre-back and striker.

Goal understands that Leicester's Ben Chilwell is an option at left-back, and Goal revealed this week that City are also keeping an eye on Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic, while Matthijs De Ligt is a longterm target.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Spurs players fear Kane will leave club

2019-03-01T22:52:48Z

The striker was devastated after the club's loss to Chelsea and there is a fear he could leave in 2020

Tottenham players are fearful Harry Kane will look to leave the club in 2020 if Spurs do not win trophies next season, according to the Telegraph.

Kane was devestated after the loss to Chelsea midweek as it almost certainly ended Spurs faint title hopes.

The striker has spoken of his desire to win trophies and while he isn't expected to force his way out at the end of this season, Spurs players fear another trophyless campaign next term cause him to seek an exit.

Gundogan's Man City future in doubt

2019-03-01T22:49:04Z

Pep Guardiola has cast doubt over Ilkay Gundogan's future at Manchester City, suggesting that a new contract would have been done by now had the midfielder been "100 per cent" sure about his future.

Gundogan's current contract expires at the end of next season and City have already attempted to reach a new agreement.

The midfielder has admitted he is considering searching for one last big contract and when asked about the negotiations, Guardiola conceded the club must wait for him to come to a decision. 

Read the full story here on Goal!