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Under could be on way back to Turkey

2021-04-21T20:30:14Z

As a result of his struggles while on loan with Leicester this season, Cengiz Under could be headed back to Turkey.

According to Karadeniz'de Sonnokta, Under may move to Trabzonspor to reunite with Abdullah Avic, who previously worked with Under at Istanbul Basaksehir in 2016-17.

Avic would like to sign Under on loan, although Roma are more inclined to sanction a permanent deal.

Lamela determined to seal Italy return

2021-04-21T19:45:55Z

Erik Lamela is determined to leave Tottenham and return to Italy, according to Area Napoli.

Lamela previously played for Roma in Serie A, and has been linked with AC Milan and Napoli in the past.

He's expected to leave Tottenham this summer as both he and his wife want to head back to Italy at the end of the season.

Gourna-Douath on Chelsea & PSG's radar

2021-04-21T19:00:04Z

Saint-Etienne wonderkid Lucas Gourna-Douath has found himself on the radar of some of Europe's top clubs with his displays this season.

The 17-year-old midfielder has already made 25 appearances in Ligue 1 this term and has earned comparisons to Paul Pogba.

Read Goal's NxGn profile of Gourna-Douath right here

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RSL legend Rimando to join club's coaching staff

2021-04-21T18:30:25Z

Kimmich welcomes Alaba move to Madrid

2021-04-21T17:30:17Z

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has welcomed his team-mate David Alaba's reported move to Real Madrid, saying Los Blancos are a logical next step for the Austrian.

Alaba has announced he will leave Bayern at the end of the season when his contract expires and has been strongly tipped with a move to Madrid.

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Wigan appoint Richardson manager

2021-04-21T17:00:16Z

Wigan have appointed Leam Richardson as manager, the club confirmed. 

Richardson has been interim manager since November and has Wigan currently out of the relegation places in League One by five points.

"In Leam, this club is fortunate to have an excellent coach, a strong leader and most importantly a person full of integrity," said Mal Brannigan, the club's Chief Executive. "We’re delighted he believes in our vision and wants to lead the club into a bright future.”

Chelsea one of several heavyweights eyeing Palmeiras star

2021-04-21T16:30:33Z

Chelsea are among the clubs in the race to sign Palmeiras' Gabriel Menino, reports Calciomercato.

Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Tottenham are also in the mix to sign the 21-year-old, who is seen as ready to make the move to Europe in the near future. 

Dates set for Ligue 1 transfer window

2021-04-21T15:50:53Z

Mitchell signs new Millwall deal

2021-04-21T15:20:50Z

Willian reveals MLS dream

2021-04-21T14:50:43Z

Willian has outlined his trophy ambitions at Arsenal while also revealing his dream to play in MLS before he hangs up his boots.

The 32-year-old has struggled for form during his first season at Emirates Stadium, but still intends to see his contract through to its 2023 expiry date and says he is fully focused on lifting major silverware with the Gunners.

Read the fully story in Goal

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Brands signs new Everton deal

2021-04-21T14:15:53Z

Serie A giants chasing Kaio Jorge

2021-04-21T13:40:58Z

Santos striker Kaio Jorge is being chased by Juventus, AC Milan, Napoli and Roma, reports Calciomercato.

The 19-year-old has been compared to former Santos star Neymar and is likely to move to Europe with his contract expiring this year.

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Newcastle make approach for Benfica's Tavares

2021-04-21T13:00:00Z

Newcastle United have made an approach for Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares - according to Record.

The Magpies are interested in a summer deal for the 21-year-old, who has an €88 million (£76m/$106m) release clause in his current contract.

Benfica may be prepared to let Tavares go for a cut-price fee of €30 million (£26m/$36m) when the market reopens, with Newcastle now poised to swoop.

Wrong to take Ronaldo? Never! - Agnelli

2021-04-21T12:30:00Z

Andrea Agnelli has defended Juventus's decision to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's presence has "guaranteed" the other clubs in Serie A €4 million in extra revenue.

Juve forked out £99m ($138m) to lure Ronaldo away from Real Madrid in 2018 in the hope that he could inspire them to a first Champions League triumph since the 1995-96 season.

The Italian giants have since been unable to make it past the quarter-finals of the competition, however, and although Ronaldo's output in the final third has remained as high as ever, it has been suggested that the Portuguese is holding back the rest of the team.

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Everton director signs new deal

2021-04-21T12:16:35Z

Arsenal chasing Empoli midfielder Ricci

2021-04-21T12:00:00Z

Arsenal are chasing the signature of Empoli midfielder Samuele Ricci - according to Tuttosport.

Leicester are also keen on the 19-year-old, who has been described as “one of the most interesting talents in Italian football”.

Ricci has already made over 60 first team appearances for Empoli, having been handed his senior debut for the club in September 2019.

 

Roma in position to win race for Vlahovic

2021-04-21T11:30:00Z

Roma are in a strong position to win the race for Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic - according to Calcio Mercato.

Juventus and Milan are also interested in the 21-year-old, but the Giallorossi are ready to match his €50 million (£43m/$60m) price tag.

Vlahovic, whose current deal at Fiorentina is not due to expire until 2023, has 16 goals to his name through 34 appearances for the club so far this season.

 

 

Dortmund eyeing Andre Silva

2021-04-21T11:00:00Z

Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a summer swoop for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva - according to BILD.

BVB are looking at the 25-year-old as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland, who has been linked with a big-money move away from Westfalenstadion.

Frankfurt want at least €40 million (£34m/$48m) for Silva, who has hit 24 goals in 28 Bundesliga games for the club this term.

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West Ham & Everton given boost in Larin pursuit

2021-04-21T10:30:00Z

West Ham and Everton have been given a boost in their pursuits of Besiktas striker Cyle Larin - according to Fotomac.

Both Premier League clubs are weighing up a summer move for the 26-year-old, who will be allowed to leave Vodafone Park for €9 million in the summer transfer window.

Larin has scored 18 goals in 37 outings across all competitions for Besiktas to date in 2020-21.

Arsenal fee for Ryan revealed

2021-04-21T10:00:00Z

Arsenal will pay up to £5 million to permanently sign Mat Ryan from Brighton, Football Insider claims.

It is said that the Gunners are in advanced talks to bring in the 29-year-old, who is currently on loan at the Emirates.

The Seagulls had been asking for £10m in the January window but will now accept somewhere in the region of £3-5m for the Australian.

Leeds move on after Kent snub

2021-04-21T09:30:00Z

Leeds will no longer pursue Rangers winger Ryan Kent after the player made the decision to stay at Ibrox for at least one more season, Football Insider reports.

It is unknown whether Kent will be open to discussions over an extension in Glasgow, but he does want to play Champions League football under Steven Gerrard in the 2020-21 campaign.

As such, Leeds have directed their attention elsewhere as they look to strengthen their wide attacking options ahead of next season.

Sir Alex to change Man Utd roles?

2021-04-21T09:00:00Z

The Athletic claims that there are individuals within the Manchester United hierarchy who would like to see Sir Alex Ferguson become more involved in the club's transfer dealings once Ed Woodward leaves.

The executive vice-chairman will step down at the end of the season and is it said that there are some within the club that feel Ferguson should be given more influence than his current position on United's football board currently affords.

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Spurs contact Athletic Bilbao boss

2021-04-21T08:30:00Z

Tottenham have made contact with the representatives of Athletic Bilbao head coach Marcelino, The Athletic reports.

The 65-year-old has a contract that runs until 2022 with the Basque side, but it is claimed that there are clauses in his deal that would mean Spurs wouldn't have to break the bank to bring him in at the end of 2020-21.

Sanchez unhappy with Inter role

2021-04-21T08:00:00Z

Alexis Sanchez is unhappy with his role at Inter - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 32-year-old has only started two of the Nerazzurri's last ten games, and wants assurances over more regular playing time.

However, Inter could yet decide to offload Sanchez this summer as they consider moves for Roma's Edin Dzeko and Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud.

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Monaco eager to bring in Sambia

2021-04-21T07:30:00Z

Monaco are eager to bring in Montpellier midfielder Junior Sambia, according to Le 10 Sport.

Les Monegasques are preparing to submit a €10 million offer for the 24-year-old, whose current deal is due to expire in 2022.

Montpellier will look to cash in on Sambia before he becomes a free agent, with Monaco poised to swoop when the market reopens.

Barca in talks to sign Depay

2021-04-21T07:00:00Z

Barcelona are in talks to sign Lyon forward Memphis Depay - according to OnzeTv3.

The Blaugrana's move for the 27-year-old has come at the express request of Ronald Koeman, who coached him at international level when he was in charge of the Netherlands national team.

Depay is excited about the prospect of joining Barcelona despite the fact he may not be handed a lucrative contract amid the club;s ongoing financial problems.

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Abraham "worried" and "angry" about Chelsea situation

2021-04-21T06:30:00Z

Thomas Tuchel admits that Tammy Abraham is feeling "worried" and "angry" about his situation at Chelsea, with a lack of game time sparking transfer talk around the England international.

A 23-year-old product of the Blues' academy system has sat out 12 games since February 20, with untimely injuries and fierce competition for places conspiring against him.

Abraham has been absent from key fixtures in Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup competition, with Chelsea progressing positively down all of those avenues, and Tuchel can appreciate why questions about his future will have been asked.

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FC Dallas complete exchange with Toronto

2021-04-21T03:05:00Z

Agent quiets Sambia to Monaco rumours

2021-04-21T02:30:00Z

Montpellier's Junior Sambia is not in negotiations to join Monaco despite rumours suggesting otherwise, according to his representative.

The 24-year-old can play in the midfield and at right-back, making him the versatile type many clubs are looking for to fill squad gaps.

“I have absolutely no contact with the Monaco club for Junior Sambia," agent Frederic Guerra informed Le10Sport. "And I will put you even more at ease: if Montpellier and Monaco are in contact, neither the player nor I are aware."

Draxler willing to make Bayern switch

2021-04-21T01:20:55Z

German midfielder Julian Draxler is open to a return to his home country with his relationship to current club Paris Saint-Germain deteriorating, writes Foot Mercato. His preference is to join Bayern Munich.

Draxler began his senior career in the Bundesliga with Schalke and Wolfsburg before moving to Ligue 1, and he's apparently been so put off by Mauricio Pochettino's first season in charge that he wants a new opportunity elsewhere.

The 27-year-old has made just nine league starts for PSG in 2020-21.

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Chelsea fans seek leadership changes

2021-04-21T00:00:00Z

Despite Chelsea's decision to pull out of the Super League, club board members are under fire from fans who want them to resign for trying to join the competition in the first place.

While owner Roman Abramovich appears safe for now, the pressure could shift the balance of power at Stamford Bridge.

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Mourinho in the running for Celtic job

2021-04-20T22:55:00Z

Manager Jose Mourinho will be a candidate for the Celtic position after being sacked this week by Tottenham, claims The Sun.

Mourinho has said he wants to find a new job as soon as possible, insisting there is "no need for breaks".

However, Eddie Howe is still considered the front-runner to take over at Celtic.

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Luton Town want Campbell from Motherwell

2021-04-20T22:40:00Z

Luton Town are eager to participate in a widespread raid of Motherwell talent this summer, with their sights locked on midfielder Allan Campbell, per the Daily Record.

Motherwell are expected to lose several key players in the coming window, and the 23-year-old appears a near-certain departure with his contract about to run out. Luton Town will reportedly face competition from Millwall for Campbell's signature.

Man Utd chairman Woodward steps down

2021-04-20T22:25:00Z

Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward has resigned, the club announced, but his reasons for leaving remain unclear.

While the announcement comes amid an uproar regarding the Red Devils' Super League saga, it is understood that Woodward's exit is more complicated than simply being a reaction to fan unrest.

Read the exclusive report on Goal!

Ajax invite youngster Bundgaard to training

2021-04-20T22:15:00Z

Ajax have asked Randers attacking midfielder Filip Bundgaard to join them in training for a trial, according to bold.dk.

The 16-year-old is expected to accept the request, though his current club are keen to hold on to him for a little while longer.

Alaba reaches Madrid agreement (Sky Sports)

2021-04-20T22:00:00Z

The out-of-contract Bayern centre-back appears set for a move to Spain