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Guardiola had agreement with Juventus


Pep Guardiola had struck an agreement to move to Juventus before Manchester City vetoed the switch, claims AGI (via CalcioMercato).

Doubts over City's participation in next year's Champions League had pushed the Catalan closer to Turin, but he will ultimately stay at the Etihad Stadium for at least one more season.

Rangnick speaks out on Werner's Leipzig future


Ralf Rangnick believes that Timo Werner should consider extending his contract with RB Leipzig amidst rumours of a move away from the Red Bull Arena.

The 23-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract with the Bundesliga club, and has been linked with both Bayern Munich and Liverpool this summer.

But Rangnick, who leaves his post as RB Leipzig manager to become Head of Sports and Development Soccer at Red Bull on June 30, feels the striker should stay put for the near future.

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New West Ham signing Fornals praises Pellegrini


New West Ham signing Pablo Fornals has hailed manager Manuel Pellegrini as "one of the best coaches in the world" following his arrival from Villarreal.

The midfielder arrived at the London Stadium on Friday for reported fee of £24 million ($30m), becoming the Hammers’ third summer signing after the additions of goalkeeping duo Roberto and David Martin.

The 23-year-old, who was on the books as a youth player at Malaga when Pellegrini managed the club’s first-team, was keen to lavish praise upon his new boss.

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Ex-Fulham boss Jokanovic named Al Gharafa head coach


Tielemans offered to Man Utd


Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Youri Tielemans, according to the Daily Star.

Tielemans spent the last half of 2018-19 on loan at Leicester City from Monaco and impressed to help the Foxes secure a top-half finish in the Premier League.

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Man Utd to get tough with Pogba


Manchester United are ready to get tough on Paul Pogba after the midfielder's comments that he was keen for a "new challenge," claims the Mirror

The Reds are not prepared to cut their losses on Pogba and will only sell if they receive an offer that matches their own valuation of the France star.

Schalke eye Napoli star Rui


Schalke are readying a bid for Napoli full-back Mario Rui, according to Tuttosport.

The 28-year-old made just 20 Serie A appearances last term and it is said Napoli are willing to let him go despite the three years left to run on his contract.

Llorente nears Atletico move from Real Madrid


Marcos Llorente is edging towards a move to Atletico Madrid from Real Madrid, according to Marca.

The Spaniard looks set to ditch Los Blancos for their city rivals, with Diego Simeone pressing for Atletico to sign him.

He has become a top priority for the Rojiblancos this summer and would have no problem joining them.

Liverpool ready McCarthy bid


Liverpool are preparing an offer for Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, according to The Mirror.

With Simon Mignolet set to leave the club, the Reds are need another option to act as backup for Alisson.

McCarthy, 29, has become their top target after making 25 appearances for the Saints in 2018-19.

Juventus to sign Lyon's Rafia


Juventus are on the verge of signing Hamza Rafia from LyonL'Equipe says.

Representatives of the Serie A side will meet with their Lyon counterparts this week to finalise their agreement and bring the 20-year-old to Turin.

PSG considering Coutinho bid


Paris Saint-Germain are still interested in signing Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to Sport.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou after a difficult season, with several clubs rumoured to want him.

PSG could try to unite him with Brazil team-mate Neymar this summer and the French club's bew sporting director Leonardo could be the man to get the deal over the line.

Ribery eyes Bayern managerial role


Franck Ribery says he wants to return to Bayern Munich in a coaching capacity in the future.

The French winger has left the club after 12 years, and although he is not retiring from the game just yet, he believes he will be back at the Allianz Arena before long.

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Di Francesco set to become Sampdoria manager


Eusebio Di Francesco is the man Sampdoria have lined up to replace Marco Giampaolo in the manager's seat, according to

The Serie A side mutually terminated Giampaolo's contract on Saturday with AC Milan set to name him as their new manager, and Sampdoria are now ready to name the former Roma boss as his replacement.

Di Francesco most recently managed took over at the Giallorossi in June 2017 before being sacked in March 2019, leading them to the Champions League semi-final in 2018 thanks to a memorable comeback against Barcelona in the quarter-final.

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Liverpool join race for €10m Besiktas midfielder


Liverpool have entered the race to sign Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz, reports Fotomac.

The 23-year-old is the subject of interest from Serie A side Udinese, who have already seen an offer of €8 million (£7m/$9m) turned down.

The Reds have reportedly held a preliminary interview with representatives from the Turkish club, who have valued Tokoz at €10m (£9m/$11m)

Ntcham reveals Celtic departure 'is possible'


Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham has admitted that he could leave the club this summer with Marseille interested in securing his services, reports L'Equipe.

The 23-year-old, who scored six goals in 37 appearances for the Scottish side last season, has refused to rule out a move back to his home country.

"A departure from Celtic is possible," he said at a press conference ahead of the start of the Euro Under-21 Championship.

"Marseille? Yes, it's interesting. They're a big club."

Real Madrid's James refuses to be drawn on Napoli links


James Rodriguez has refused to add to fuel to the rumours of an imminent departure from Real Madrid with Napoli touted as his next destination, reports Marca.

Speaking following Colombia's 2-0 Copa America win over Argentina, the midfielder said: "I really don't know anything yet."

The 27-year-old spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, but the Bundesliga champions have opted not to make the move permanent and now he is set to return to the Santiago Bernabeu unless Carlo Ancelotti, who brought him to the Allianz Arena, adds him to the ranks at Napoli.

Atletico to use £108m Griezmann fee in battle for Joao Felix


Atletico Madrid are planning to use the £108 million ($136m) raised from Antoine Griezmann's expected move to Barcelona to lure Joao Felix to the Wanda Metropolitano, reports the Mirror.

The Frenchman is set to make the move to Camp Nou, with Atletico CEO Gil Marin telling SPORT earlier this week that the club 'have known since March' that Griezmann would be joining the La Liga champions.

Diego Simeone is now ready to turn to Benfica wonderkid Felix, who reportedly has a release clause of £105m ($132m), and could beat Manchester City to the punch in their bid to sign the 19-year-old.

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Arsenal 'refusing to sell' Torreira amidst Milan links


Arsenal are 'refusing to sell' midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer with the player linked with a return to Italy at AC Milan, reports Sky Sport Italia (via

The Uruguayan midfielder recently spoke of how he has struggled to adapt to living in England, telling Ovacion: " I think it was better in Italy."

Milan are reportedly considering making an offer of a player exchange in their pursuit of Torreira, with Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie thought to be the man they would send to the Emirates Stadium.

Buffon considering a break from football


Gianuigi Buffon says he may take a year-long break from football after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

The Italian legend left the French club after a single season despite their offer to extend for a further 12 months.

Buffon decided to leave because he did not want to sit on the bench next term, but despite the offers he has already receied, he is considering taking some time out of the game.

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Man City eye Eibar keeper Riesgo


Manchester City are considering making a move for 35-year-old Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo, according to The Sun.

The veteran shot stopper is out of contract this summer and Pep Guardiola believes he will be a welcome addition to the squad, allowing 20-year-old Arijanet Muric to go out on loan again.

Napoli sign Ospina on permanent deal


Napoli have triggered their option to buy David Ospina from Arsenal after spending a season on loan with the Italian club.

Sky Sport in Italy says the Serie A team have agreed to pay €4 million to the Premier League side to seal the signing of the Colombian goalkeeper, who made 17 league appearances in 2018-19.

Dani Alves looking for club 'that knows how to compete'


Dani Alves has suggested he will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, saying he needs "a team that really knows how to compete for what we aspire to achieve".

The right-back's contract expires at the end of the month and although he has an offer to extend his deal, Alves says is considering leaving for another top club after a disappointing season.

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Conte's former assistant confirmed as Kilmarnock boss


Angelo Alessio has taken over as manager of Kilmarnock, replacing new Scotland boss Steve Clarke.

The Italian served as Antonio Conte's assistant at Siena, Juventus, Italy and Chelsea but has opted to take on his first head coaching role since leaving SPAL in 2008.

Alessio signed a three-year deal with the Scottish side and told the club's website: “I can’t wait to get to work with the players and staff on the training pitch and building on the strong foundations left by Steve Clarke.”

Sarri leaves Chelsea for Juventus


Chelsea have confirmed Maurizio Sarri has left to take over as coach of Juventus.

The Italian spent one year with the Stamford Bridge outfit, winning the Europa League and finishing third in the Premier League.

But the coach has returned to his homeland, replacing Massimiliano Allegri at the helm of the Serie A outfit.

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Man United claim Pogba is going nowhere


Manchester United officials have told Paul Pogba he will remain at the club next season, in response to comments from the player suggesting he is seeking "a new challenge somewhere else".

A report in the Evening Standard claims United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is determined to keep Pogba, who has another two years left on his current deal.

The Manchester Evening News also claim the club have no intention of parting company with the Frenchman, with their record signing very much part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans for next season.

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Vlasic close to permanent CSKA switch


CSKA Moscow are close to securing the services of Everton's Nikola Vlasic on a permanent basis.

According to Championat, the Croatian international, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with CSKA last season, is currently in talks with the Russians.

His agent, Tonci Martic, said: “I can’t confirm that CSKA and Everton have reached an agreement for Vlasic. All I can say is Nikola and CSKA are in talks and we are negotiating.”

Barcelona set for €60m injection from player sales


Spanish champions Barcelona are expecting to recoup around €60m in player sales this summer, according to Diario Sport.

While Ernesto Valverde looks set to complete the signing of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann early next month, his budget will be bolstered by a host of deartures.

Marc Cucurella has already left the Camp Nou, and Andre Gomes, Jasper Cillessen, Denis Suarez, Rafinha, Sergi Palencia and Adrian Ortola are all expected to follow him out the exit door.

Arsenal priced out of Yannick Carrasco deal


Arsenal appear to have missed out on signing Belgian star Yannick Carrasco, with the winger set to move to an as yet unnamed club on the continent from China.

A report from The Sun suggests his asking price, set by current club Dalian Yifang and believed to be £30m, has priced the Gunners out of a move.

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Barcelona and Real Madrid queue up as teen rejects Fulham deal


Harvey Elliott - the youngest player ever to appear in the Premier League - could be set to break Fulham hearts as two of the world's biggest clubs compete for his signature.

The 16-year-old winger has reportedly rejected a new deal at Craven Cottage, and is currently being monitored by both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

RB Leipzig are also interested in the England Under-17 star, according to The Sun.

Zola set to leave Chelsea when contract expires


Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola is expected to leave the club once his current contract has expired this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The news comes amid speculation that the Stamford Bridge favourite could be set to follow current blues boss Maurizio Sarri to Juventus, as reported by Calciomercato.

Man United make bid for 16-year-old 'wonderkid'


Manchester United have tabled a bid for 16-year-old French midfielder Hannibal Mejbri - despite a legal dispute between the player and Monaco.

According to Le Parisien, the Red Devils have moved quickly to fend off interest from the likes of Lyon, and while a deal is not thought to be imminent due to contractual wranglings, they remain confident of landing the highly-rated teen. 

Lampard guaranteed at least two years as Chelsea boss


Frank Lampard is set to become the new manager of Chelsea after assurances from the club's owner that he'll be given at least two years to make his mark at Stamford Bridge.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the current Derby County boss and former Blues midfielder has been handed the guarantees he needs from Roman Abramovich, and will take the reigns as soon as Maurizio Sarri's switch to Juventus is confirmed.

Pogba drops Man United transfer bombshell


Paul Pogba has admitted for the first time that his immediate future could lie away from Manchester United.

Speaking at a promotional event for Adidas in Tokyo, the French midfielder admitted: "It could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else."

The quotes come amid increased speculation that Pogba will leave Old Trafford this summer, with Real Madrid and former club Juventus understood to be interested in signing the 26-year-old. 

Juventus move for Trippier depends on Joao Cancelo's future


Any move to take Tottenham's Kieran Trippier to Juventus this summer will largely depend on the future of Manchester City target Joao Cancelo.

According to the Daily Mail, City are keen to temp the Portuguese full-back to England with a bid of £45m - a deal that could trigger a potential £30m move for Trippier.

The England international is also being monitored by Napoli and Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal ready third bid for Claude-Maurice after agreeing personal terms


Arsenal are set to make a third offer for FC Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice after agreeing personal terms with the Frenchman.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has seen two previous bids rejected by the Ligue 2 outfit, but remains hopefull of landing the 21-year-old despite his £18m price tag.

Sevilla open talks in bid to sign Maupay


Brentford forward Neal Maupay is reportedly in talks with La Liga club Sevilla, according to L'Equipe.

The former Nice and Saint-Etienne star has netted 41 times in 95 appearances for the Bees, and the 22-year-old Frenchman is in demend in England as well as Spain.  

Inter's hopes of landing Lukaku begin to fade


Inter's hopes of signing Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku have hit a snag, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport

The report suggests Antonio Conte's optimism towards the deal has waned following complications regarding the 26-year-old's asking price and wage demands.

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Crystal Palace linked to takeover talks


Crystal Palace could become the latest Premier League club to benefit from new owners, according to a report in The Sun.

Sources suggest takeover talks with a mystery businessman from China have already taken place, with the prospective buyer rumoured to have visited Selhurst Park as well as the club's training ground last month.

Rangers ponder bid for Welsh international Lawrence


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is said to be weighing up a £3m bid for Anderlecht and Wales defender James Lawrence.

The Glasgow club are understood to have identified the centre-back as a potential signing, but according to the Daily Record, Championship sides Stoke and Swansea are also interested in the 26-year-old.

Lo Celso attracts interest from Premier League heavyweights


Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham will go head-to-head in the transfer market this summer in an attempt to land Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.

According to the Daily Star, United officials have already opened talks regarding the potential £67m move, with Spurs also expected to firm up their interest.

Argentine international Lo Celso joined Betis on loan from Paris Saint-Germain last summer before completing a permanent switch in April.


Watford enter race to sign Dawson


Watford are set to batlle it out with Burnley in the race to sign West Brom defender Craig Dawson, according to The Sun.

The 29-year-old centre-back is reportedly keen to return to the Premier League after the Baggies missed out on promotion following their play-off defeat to Aston Villa.

Coutinho keen on Chelsea switch


Brazil international Philippe Coutinho is reportedly keen on switching to Chelsea this summer, according to the Express.

With his immediate future unclear, the Barcelona attacker has attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain but is said to favour a move to London. 

Potential new owners want Benitez to stay at Newcastle


The group aiming to take control at Newcastle United are said to favour keeping Rafa Benitez as the club's manager if their takeover attempt is successful.

According to The Sun, the Bin Zayed Group - fronted by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan - want the Spaniard to remain at St. James' Park beyond his current contract, which expires at the end of June.

The report also claims the new owners will provide the 59-year-old with the funds required to strengthen the Magpies' squad this summer.

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Rashford wants £350,000 per week


Marcus Rashford is playing hardball with Manchester United and is asking for £350,000 per week to sign a new deal with the club. 

The Sun reports that the club may be forced to pay the forward to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona

United look to Dumfries to fill right-back berth


Manchester United view Netherland international Denzel Dumfires as an option to fill the troublesome right-back position.

The Red Devils have seen bids for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Thomas Meunier falter and now see the PSV man as a good fit.

The Sun also believe he is a cheaper option than the other two with an fee expected to be around £25m ($32m).

PSG secure De Ligt with lucrative contract offer


Ligue 1 champs will offer the defender more than rivals

PSG are set to secure Matthijs de Ligt ahead of Manchester United and Barcelona as a result of a salary offer the other clubs can't match.

The Mail report that the Ligue 1 champions will offer the Netherlands captain £17m ($21m) per year.

At 19, de Ligt believes he can move to La Liga or the Premier League later in his career, according to the paper.


Bowyer will remain at Charlton


Manager Lee Bowyer will stay at Charlton after leading them to the Championship, says the Daily Mail.

Bowyer had attracted interest from several clubs in England's second tier, including West Brom, Swansea and QPR, but will remain in South London.

His contract was set to expire but he's been offered new terms at the club where he started his playing career, before spells with Leeds and Newcastle.

Former Juve assistant in the frame for Kilmarnock job


Angelo Alessio, a former assistant of Antonio Conte at Juventus, Italy and Chelsea has emerged as the front-runner to replace new Scotland boss Steve Clarke at Kilmarnock.

Alessio has opted not to join Conte at Inter and has impressed in an interview in Scotland, according to the Daily Record.

The 54-year old Italian is now odds-on favourite with bookmakers for the job.


Pires tells Pogba to stay at United


Former Arsenal player Robert Pires has told his French compatriot Paul Pogba to forget Real Madrid and stay at Manchester United.

Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford but Pires believes the World Cup winner has unfinished business with his current club.

"They have invested a lot in him, so I believe it's very important that he stays at United and delivers what they know he can produce," he said.

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Leicester to sign James Justin


England U-20 international James Justin will swap Luton Town for Leicester City, says the Mail.

The Foxes are set to sign the full-back for £12m ($15m).

Justin helped Luton win promotion to the Championship last year, and Luton have turned down a £7.5m offer from Premier League new-boys Aston Villa already this summer for the 21-year-old.

Zaha key to Wan-Bissaka switch to United


Manchester United continue to target Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace and their former player Wilfried Zaha may be key to the deal.

United have had a £40m ($50m) offer rejected by the Eagles but are expected to return with a higher tender as they pursue the 21-year-old right back.

The Express suggests that Palace will also demand that United waive a sell-on clause they hold on Zaha, who was first transferred from Selhurst Park to Old Trafford, and then back again a season later.

Zaha is also rumored to be leaving South London this summer and Roy Hodgson's men are looking to maximise the value of any sale.


I told Neres to join Everton - Richarlison


Richarlison has urged his Brazil team-mate David Neres to join him at Goodison Park.

Neres's performances for Ajax over the last two years have drawn a host of admirers across Europe but Everton are believed to be in pole position to capture him, with their striker lending a hand.

"I told him the doors are open for him there, and that he could help us a lot," Everton's record-signing said of Neres.

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Man City move ahead in race for Joao Felix


Offer to loan him back to Benfica for a year will help City

Manchester City have edged ahead in the battle to capture 19-year-old phenom Joao Felix, according the the Mail.

Felix is also wanted by Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, but City's willingness to loan him back to Benfica gives them the edge, according to the report.

Pep Guardiola sees no immediate need to upgrade on Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus and would be willing to immediately return Felix after signing him.

Felix has a release clause of £105m ($132m) in his contract with the Portuguese club.

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James nears Napoli loan deal


Napoli and Real Madrid have agreed a loan fee for James Rodriguez, but haven't reached a deal for an option to retain the Colombia international permnently say Tuttonapoli.

The Serie A club will acquire the player for €10m on a season long-deal, but Madrid are holding out for €40m to make the switch permanent while Napoli have offered only €30m.

James spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions turned down the option to buy him for €42m at the end of his time in Germany.

Bayern to offer Bale loan deal to escape Madrid


Bundesliga giants to take Bale on year-long loan

Bayern Munich are to offer Gareth Bale a loan deal so he can leave Real Madrid, where he is not expected to figure into Zinedine Zidane's plans.

The Bavarian's head coach, Niko Kovac, is looking to augment his attacking options after the departures of club legends Franck Ribery and Arjen Robbem, and will turn to the Wales international, according to The Sun.

Bayern are prepared to pay his £350,000 per week wages on a temporary basis, a figure which is scaring off Premier League clubs, the paper reports.

Leicester will honour ex-owners promise to let Maguire leave


Harry Maguire will be allowed to leave Leicester City this summer as a result of a gentleman's agreement with former owner Vichai Srivaddhanprabha.

The Mirror report the Foxes supremo, tragically killed in a helicopter clash last year, and the defender shook on a deal that the club would not stand in the way of the player departing this summer after he stayed last year.

The club will reluctantly allow the England international to leave with Manchester United and Manchester City likely destinations.

Maguire is said to prefer linking up with Pep Guardiola at City, but they may not be prepared to pay the £90m ($113m) Leicester want. United are prepared to stump up the cash, the paper asserts.

Salah to stay at Liverpool but will review next year


Mohammed Salah will remain at Liverpool despite interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, but may consider his options at the end of next season.

Salah was rumoured to be the subject of £150m ($189m) offers from Real and Juve, and the Mirror reports he was tempted, but has opted to remain with the European Champions.

Salah, who has 71 goals in 104 Liverpool appearances, will attempt to improve on the Reds second-place Premier League finish from last year.


Messi scuppers United Griezmann bid


Antoine Griezmann will jon Barcelona to play with his hero Lionel Messi, rejecting Manchester United, The Daily Star reports.

The Argentina great has even called Griezmann to discuss how they will play together.

United reportedly made a last minute bid for the France international, who will quit Atletico Madrid this summer, but the desire to play with Messi is too strong.


Hudson-Odoi will stay at Chelsea if Lampard takes over


Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi will sign a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge if Frank Lampard replaces Maurizio Sarri at the club, per the Daily Mail.

The winger, currently recovering from an achilles injury, would welcome a chance to reunite with former youth team boss Jody Morris, who will return to the club as part of Lampard's backroom staff.

Lampard is widely tipped to replace Sarri in West London, with the Italian set to take over at Juventus.

Hudson-Odoi had been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich.