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Real Madrid & Ramos: The state of play

2019-05-27T21:54:26Z

Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid that he is considering leaving this summer, Goal can confirm.

The defender recently held a meeting with president Florentino Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane to express his uncertainty about his future.

His tense relationship with Perez and his looming contract negotiations seem to be the key factors Madrid need to deal with if they are to ensure he stays.

Read Real Madrid correspondent Alberto Piñero's report on Goal

Barcelona want Martinez to replace Valverde

2019-05-27T21:18:43Z

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is Barcelona's top candidate to replace Ernesto Valverde, RAC1 reports.

Although Barca won the domestic double this season, their failure in the Champions League put Valverde's job at risk, though he still has the support of his players and president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Should the club decide to relieve Valverde of his duties in the near future, however, they will turn to former Everton boss Martinez to replace him.

Bayern & Ajax target rejects Man City contract offer

2019-05-27T20:40:24Z

Teenage striker Noah Ohio has rejected a contract offer from Manchester City amid interest from across Europe.

Sky Sports claims the 16-year-old snubbed an offer of a three-year deal from City and wants to advance his career elsewhere.

Bayern Munich, Lyon, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund are said to be after him, but it is RB Leipzig who are leading the race.

Felipe leaves Porto ahead of expected Atletico move

2019-05-27T19:59:10Z

Brazilian defender Felipe has confirmed he will leave Porto this summer.

The 30-year-old has spent three years with the Portuguese outfit but bid farewell to the club's fans with an Instagram post.

He looks set to join Atletico Madrid to replace Diego Godin in the back line.

Read the full story on Goal

Barcelona ready to sell Malcom

2019-05-27T19:32:07Z

La Liga champions put winger on the market

Barcelona have decided to sell Brazilian winger Malcom this summer, Sport reports.

The 22-year-old moved to Camp Nou last year from Bordeaux after the Catalan side swooped in to persuade him to turn his back on a move to Roma

After just 24 games, however, Barca are ready to let him go and will put him on the market this summer. Only a change of coach could save his Blaugrana career, but Ernesto Valverde is expected to stay for the time being.

Lampard sets up Derby talks amid Chelsea speculation

2019-05-27T19:00:00Z

Derby County boss Frank Lampard has distanced himself from speculation linking him with a return to Chelsea, but admits his future is up for discussion following his club’s play-off final defeat to Aston Villa.

"I'm not interested in the speculation," he said. "What is likely is I'll speak to Mel Morris, the owner, in the next few days when the dust settles and then we'll see how it goes.

Read the full story here.

De Ligt to decide between Man Utd or Barcelona move

2019-05-27T18:50:00Z

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed he will make a choice between signing for Manchester United or Barcelona based on which club is equipt to develop him into a better player.

In an interview in The Express, the 19-year-old said: “I look at what I think is the best for my career, where I can develop the best, where I can make the most playing minutes. On that I base my choice.”

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Benkovic backed for Celtic return

2019-05-27T18:20:00Z

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has suggested Filip Benkovic could head back to Celtic on loan in the summer.

In a report in the The Scottish Sun, the defender said: “I wouldn’t rule out coming back, you never know where life will take you. I don’t know what will happen but I really enjoyed my time at Celtic."

Bin Zayed Group reveal agreement on Newcastle takeover

2019-05-27T18:00:00Z

Mike Ashley's days as Newcastle United owner appear to be coming to an end, as Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan edges towards a takeover at St. James' Park.

Reports of talks have now been confirmed by Bin Zayed Group managing director, Midhat Kidwai, who released a statement saying they are working closely with Ashley “to complete the transaction at the earliest opportunity”.

Read the full story here. 

Real president Perez hits back at Sergio Ramos exit claims

2019-05-27T17:40:00Z

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Sergio Ramos not to expect an easy exit to the Chinese Super League, according to AS.

Perez is said to have reacted furiously folllowing suggestions that Ramos could walk away "easily" after 14 seasons with the club.

Ramos reportedly wants a free transfer to China following a trophyless season at the Bernabeu Stadium.

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Man City target Guerreiro considering Dortmund exit

2019-05-27T17:20:06Z

Raphael Guerreiro is considering leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer amid reports of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester CityBild reports.

Guerreiro's contract runs until 2020 and the Bundesliga side have been trying to convince him to sign a new deal, but talks have been stalled for some time.

With interest from some of Europe's richest teams, Dortmund may have to sell the 25-year-old now or lose him for free next year.

Leonardo leaves AC Milan

2019-05-27T16:51:44Z

Leonardo has left his role as sporting director at AC Milan, journalist Gianluca Di Marzio says.

The Brazilian will submit his resignation tomorrow because of a difference of opinion with the club's executive director Ivan Gazidis.

Milan will turn to Lille director Luis Campos to help them with transfers in the interim, allowing him to remain at the French club, while the Serie A giants consider asking Paolo Maldini to step in as the permanent replacement.

Benito on verge of Newcastle move

2019-05-27T16:22:19Z

Newcastle looks set to sign Loris Benito from Young Boys, according to The Sun.

The Young Boys left-back has been on the Magpies' shortlist for some time, though Watford and Burnley are also said to be interested.

The Switzerland international is in the United Kingdom this week and the newspaper says he may be wrapping up a deal.

Barca left-back makes permanent Eibar move

2019-05-27T15:34:20Z

Eibar have triggered their option to sign Marc Cucurella from Barcelona on a permanent basis after his impressive season on loan.

The left-back will join Eibar after they agreed to pay €2 million to land him, though Barca have a buy-back option rumoured to be aorund €4m.

Read the full story on Goal

Cornet flattered by Liverpool links

2019-05-27T15:00:00Z

Maxwel Cornet has welcomed talk of Liverpool being interested in snapping him up this summer, with the Lyon forward flattered to be generating such speculation.

At just 22 years of age, the Ivory Coast international is one of several exciting prospects to have sparked exit talk at the Groupama Stadium.

Here is what he has had to say on his future.

Mane to make Bayern Munich move?

2019-05-27T14:45:00Z

Allegri waiting on Barcelona approach

2019-05-27T14:30:00Z

Juventus boss may not get a break

Massimiliano Allegri is waiting on a call from Barcelona, Goal understands, with questions being asked of Ernesto Valverde’s future at Camp Nou.

The outgoing Juventus boss had been planning to take a break from management, but may return sooner than anticipated.

Check out the full story here.

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Juventus made Sarri their top target

2019-05-27T14:15:00Z

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been made Juventus' top target to succeed Massimiliano Allegri, according to Sky Italia.

The Italian could be heading back to his homeland after just one season at Stamford Bridge.

Barca reject West Ham's Gomes bid

2019-05-27T14:00:00Z

West Ham have seen an £18 milliion bid for Andre Gomes rejected by Barcelona, according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers have joined the hunt for a Portugal international midfielder who spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Everton.

Vieira welcomes Arsenal talk

2019-05-27T13:30:00Z

Patrick Vieira is flattered to have seen Arsene Wenger talk him up as a future Arsenal manager, with the Frenchman eager to manage one of his former clubs in England or Italy at some stage.

He has told PA Sport: "I would love one day to manage one of the teams I played for in Italy or England."

Check out the full story here.

Ramos asks Real Madrid for China move

2019-05-27T13:23:41Z

Sergio Ramos has asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to grant him a move to China, reports La Sexta.

The World Cup-winning defender has been linked with a summer switch away from the Santiago Bernabeu and is said to be favouring a transfer to Asia.

Man City star Silva the subject of £12m Qatar offer

2019-05-27T12:58:37Z

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been offered a two-year contract in Qatar, according to The Sun.

The 33-year-old is considering a deal from a Qatar based club which would see him earn £6 million per season.

Silva is under contract with City until 2020 but he has been linked with an early exit since the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

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Pochettino will stay at Spurs and make six signings - Miller

2019-05-27T12:29:01Z

Mauricio Pochettino “is not going anywhere”, according to Tottenham legend Paul Miller, with the Argentine being backed to bring six new signings into his squad this summer.

Questions have been asked of the South American’s ongoing presence in north London.

He has done little to curb that speculation with admissions that he will be making a decision on his future after a Champions League final date with Liverpool on June 1.

Read what Miller, a hero of Tottenham’s 1984 UEFA Cup win, had to say on Pochettino here.

Betis star Lo Celso on Man City's radar

2019-05-27T11:58:47Z

Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is the subject of interest from Manchester City, according to MEN.

Pep Guardiola will be watching the 23-year-old in action for Argentina at the Copa America this summer, with a view to launching a transfer swoop later in the year.

Lo Celso contributed nine goals and four assists in 33 La Liga appearances for Real Betis this season.

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Conte to sign three-year deal with Inter

2019-05-27T11:30:00Z

Antonio Conte will become Inter's new permanent manager on a three-year deal, according to Sky Sports.

The Italian coach is expected to sign the agreement this week, but Luciano Spalletti has not yet met with the club's senior officials, which could delay the final announcement.

Conte has been out of work since leaving Chelsea last summer, having previously taken in a successful spell at Juventus.

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AVB on the verge of Marseille appointment

2019-05-27T10:58:50Z

Andre Villas-Boas is set to be named as Marseille's new permanent manager, according to France Football

The 41-year-old has agreed on a two-year contract at Orange Velodrome and will earn a whopping €600,000 per month in his new role.

Villas-Boas has been out of work since leaving Shanghai SIPG in 2017, after previous spells at Zenit Saint Petersburg, Tottenham and Chelsea.

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Fernandes refuses to rule out Man City transfer

2019-05-27T10:29:18Z

Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes has refused to rule out a summer transfer, amid strong links to Premier League champions Manchester City.

The 24-year-old has been one of the standout performers in the Primeira Liga this season, contributing 20 goals and 13 assists in 33 appearances for the Leoes.

City are thought to be leading the race for his signature after opening talks with Sporting officials at the start of the month.

Read the full story on Goal.

Milner a shock target for PSG

2019-05-27T10:00:00Z

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has emerged as a shock target for Paris Saint-Germain, according to Le Parisien.

The former England international is approaching the end of his current contract at Anfield, with the 33-year-old yet to be handed fresh terms.

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Odegaard to leave Madrid once more

2019-05-27T09:45:00Z

Martin Odegaard will be departing Real Madrid once again this summer, according to El Espanol.

The Norwegian midfielder enjoyed a productive spell at Vitesse in 2018-19 and could be heading back to the Netherlands to link up with Ajax.

Big summer at Old Trafford

2019-05-27T09:00:00Z

Solskjaer urged to overhaul Man Utd squad

2019-05-27T08:30:00Z

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some "hard decisions" to make this summer if he is to revive the club's fortunes, according to Jaap Stam.

The former Red Devils defender has told Sky Sports: "I think we definitely could do with some more quality up front, in midfield and the back four as well."

Read the full story on Goal!

De Ligt hints at Barcelona & Man Utd snub in favour of Ajax stay

2019-05-27T07:58:24Z

Matthijs de Ligt admits “several clubs are interested” in luring him away from Ajax, but the Barcelona and Manchester City target has no “dream” destination and claims he could stay put.

At just 19 years of age, the Netherlands international has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in world football.

Leading sides across Europe are closely monitoring his situation in Amsterdam, with a scramble for his signature expected to be sparked in the next transfer window.

Read the full story on Goal.

Ex-Newcastle midfielder Abeid targets Premier League return

2019-05-27T07:29:08Z

Former Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid has his sights set on a return to the Premier League, according to L'Equipe.

The 26-year-old has no plans to sign a new deal with his current employers Dijon and wants to go back to England this summer.

Abeid scored three goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances for the French outfit this season.

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Boateng told he can leave Bayern

2019-05-27T06:58:21Z

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has told Jerome Boateng that he can leave the club this summer, according to Bild.

The 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena and is no longer a guaranteed starter under Niko Kovac.

Boateng has been deemed surplus to requirements after making 28 appearances across all competitions for Bayern this season. 

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Tottenham told to pay £20m for Clarke

2019-05-27T06:29:57Z

Tottenham have been told they will have to pay up to £20m ($25m) to sign Leeds United winger Jack Clarke - according to the Daily Mirror.

Spurs are ready to target talented homegrown players in the transfer market but may face competition from Crystal Palace in pursuit of Clarke.

The 18-year-old contributed two goals and two assists in 24 Championship appearances for Leeds this season.

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Rojo claims he still has a future at Man Utd

2019-05-27T06:06:53Z

Marcos Rojo has claimed Manchester United have offered him assurances over his future, despite a disappointing 2018-19 campaign.

The Argentine was restricted to a mere six appearances in total across all competitions, amid form and fitness issues.

Rojo has been strongly linked with a summer exit but says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still keen on retaining his services.

He told El Dia: "He [Solskjaer] said that I was in his plans, that I'm an important player and that he wanted me to return to full fitness, to be able to count on me in the first team."

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Conte has finalized Inter deal

2019-05-27T05:06:54Z

Antonio Conte has finalized a deal to become manager of Inter, according to Sky Sports.

The former Chelsea boss is set to join Inter brass Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta and Piero Ausilio at the Champions League final this weekend.

He will sign a a contract until June 2022 with Inter  to replace Luciano Spalletti.

Brentford to sign Fiorentina midfielder

2019-05-27T02:59:52Z

Brentford are expected to sign Christian Norgaard from Fiorentina, according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old midfielder played under current Brentford boss Thomas Frank when the manager in charge at Brondby club in 2013.

Norgaard joined Fiorentina last summer, but made just six Serie A appearances for the club.

 

Spalletti unsure of Inter future amid Conte links

2019-05-27T00:50:47Z

Luciano Spalletti insists he is "calm" as reports swirl about a possible change in manager at Inter.

The club is said to be eyeing Antonio Conte, but Spalletti says he is not worried about the rumours at the moment.

Read what the Inter boss had to say on Goal!

Sarri to Juventus may depend on Pochettino

2019-05-27T00:30:48Z

Juventus have reached an agreement with Maurizio Sarri, but are waiting on Mauricio Pochettino, according to Calciomercato.com.

The deal is for €6 million (£5m/$7m) per season, but Chelsea and Sarri have not reached a departure agreement yet.

In addition Juventus are interested in both Jurgen Klopp and Pochettino, and may be waiting to see if Spurs win to launch a pursuit of Pochettino as their top choice.

Allegri won't be rushed into next move

2019-05-26T23:47:20Z

Massimiliano Allegri insists he has no issues with taking a year out from football if the right opportunity does not present itself following his Juventus exit.

Allegri's last game in charge of Juventus ended in a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday courtesy of late goals from Gregoire Defrel and Gianluca Caprari.

The 51-year-old head coach has been linked with a number of jobs around Europe – including Chelsea and Bayern Munich – but Allegri said he will not rush into his next move and is prepared to wait for as long as it takes to find the perfect role.

Read what he had to say right here on Goal!

Man Utd interested in Lo Celso

2019-05-26T22:59:04Z

Manchester United are among the teams interested in Real Betis' Giovani Lo Celso, but may have to pay a steep price for him, according to Marca.

United join Tottenham, Real Madrid as the teams who are looking at the former Paris Saint-Germain star's services for next season.

But with PSG retaining a 20 per cent sell-on clause, Betis are holding out for close to Lo Celso's €100 million (£88m/$112m) release clause so he can finance their rebuild.

Arsenal in for Saliba

2019-05-26T22:42:36Z

Saint-Etienne are hoping to work out a sale and loan back deal with Arsenal for defender William Saliba, according to le10sport.

Saliba signed a new deal with the club a few weeks ago through 2023, but would be willing to sell for €30 million (£26m/$34m) though would hope for a loan back for next season. 

Arsenal are amenable to that type of arrangement, but Manchester United are also lurking for the 18-year-old Saliba, along with the likes of Benfica

Newcastle to be sold for £350m

2019-05-26T22:37:21Z

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will sell the club to Dubai-based billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan for £350 million ($445m), according to the Sun.

The contracts have been submitted to the Premier League for the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour. to take over the Magpies.

The Sheikh was part of a failed £2bn takeover attempt of Liverpool last year, and is ready to inject new funds into the club. 

Zidane wants Ramos stay

2019-05-26T22:23:46Z

The coach believes the defender is vital to the team on and off the field

Zinedine Zidane wants Sergio Ramos to remain with Real Madrid, even if the defender has doubts over his future, according to Marca.

Zidane believes Ramos remains a key player on and off the field for the capital club, and is confident Florentino Perez can resolve the situation.

Ramos currently only has one real offer, from China, though his suitors would mount if his exit became assured.