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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and around the world

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De Paul move to Atletico is on

2021-06-23T22:00:19Z

Houston Dynamo sign Hadebe

2021-06-23T21:30:52Z

The Houston Dynamo have announced the signing of Teenage Hadebe from Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor.

Hadebe, 25, is a Zimbabwean international who has earned 29 caps for his country.

Inter contact Barca over Alba move

2021-06-23T21:00:08Z

Inter have made contact with Barcelona over a move for Jordi Alba, claims Mundo Deportivo.

The Serie A champions are in dire financial shape, meaning any deal for the 32-year-old would likely have to include a player swap rather than a transfer fee.

Madrid believe Varane will depart

2021-06-23T20:30:10Z

Real Madrid increasingly believe defender Raphael Varane will depart the club this summer, reports The Athletic.

The 28-year-old's representatives have told Madrid that their client is looking for a new challenge away from the club.

Madrid are ready to sell Varane this summer with his contract expiring next year.

Favre to take over Crystal Palace

2021-06-23T20:00:25Z

Crystal Palace are set to name Lucien Favre as their new head coach, reports The Athletic.

Favre, who left Borussia Dortmund in December, will sign a three-year deal to take over from Roy Hodgson at the London club.

The 63-year-old has also held talks with Fenerbahce and Lille over their managerial roles.

Man City willing to wait a year for Kane

2021-06-23T19:30:26Z

Manchester City are willing to wait a year for Harry Kane if a deal for the Tottenham striker does not work out this summer, reports ESPN.

City have made their interest in the England captain clear, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to hold out for at least £150 million ($209m).

With the Citizens unwilling to meet that price, they are content to wait for their preferred striker option.

Norwich register loan interest for Gilmour

2021-06-23T19:00:17Z

Norwich are one of many clubs to have registered an interest in taking Chelsea's Billy Gilmour on loan next season, Goal can confirm.

The recently promoted Premier League side are looking to bolster their ranks with the 20-year-old midfielder, who excelled in his solitary appearance at Euro 2020.

Read the full story on Goal

PSG agree €70m deal for Hakimi (ESPN)

2021-06-23T18:30:56Z

The full-back will leave the Serie A champions after just one season

PSG have agreed a deal with Inter for the transfer of Achraf Hakimi, reports ESPN.

The Ligue 1 giants will pay €70 million (£60m/$84m) including bonuses for the Morocco international, who will sign a five-year deal.

Parker signs extension with Dynamo

2021-06-23T18:00:04Z

Boateng makes Hertha return

2021-06-23T17:30:40Z

Welbeck signs Brighton extension

2021-06-23T17:00:21Z

Man Utd and Dortmund near Sancho agreement

2021-06-23T16:30:28Z

Glatzel leaves Cardiff for Hamburg

2021-06-23T16:00:11Z

Harwood-Bellis to complete loan move to Anderlecht

2021-06-23T15:30:23Z

Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis is set to join Belgian club Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Goal can confirm.

The 19-year-old, who has made eight appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, spent the last three months of last season on loan at Championship club Blackburn Rovers.

Stockport-born Harwood-Bellis signed a new four-year deal in December and impressed in his loan spell at Blackburn as he established himself as a first-team regular.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Leicester close in on Bertrand deal

2021-06-23T15:00:32Z

Foxes set to win race for Southampton left-back

Ryan Bertrand is closing in on a move to Leicester City on a free transfer despite interest from Arsenal, Monaco and AC Milan, Goal can confirm.

The 31-year-old is expected to join the Foxes on July 1 after Southampton were unable to convince the left-back to renew his contract at the end of the season.

The Premier League club are in need of reinforcements at full-back due to long-term injuries to James Justin and Timothy Castagne, the latter being ruled out while playing for Belgium at Euro 2020.

Check out the full story on Goal!

PSG make contact with Sergio Ramos

2021-06-23T14:30:31Z

Two Premier League clubs & Serie A side also keen

Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Sergio Ramos, Goal can confirm, as the race to sign the former Real Madrid captain hots up.

Ramos will be a free agent when his trophy-laden 16 years at Madrid comes to an end at the end of the month, with the defender departing the Bernabeu after both parties failed to agree on a contract extension.

Several clubs are keen on signing the veteran defender, but it is PSG who are currently at the head of the queue and who have made first contact with the player.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Yana Daniels completes return to Liverpool Women

2021-06-23T14:00:26Z

Fiorentina sign Nico Gonzalez

2021-06-23T13:30:45Z

Inter put Kostic swoop on standby as Lazio & Roma join race

2021-06-23T13:00:00Z

Inter have put their planned swoop for Filip Kostic on standby, Goal can confirm, with Lazio and Roma now set to join the race to sign the Eintracht Frankfurt star.

Kostic has firmly established himself as one of the most important members of the Frankfurt squad since moving to Deutsche Bank Park from Hamburg in 2018, helping the club compete at a high level in both the Bundesliga and Europa League.

The 28-year-old's performances have not gone unnoticed, and he is being tipped to make a step up to a bigger club this summer, with three Serie A giants now on his trail.

Read more here.

James emerges on Milan's radar

2021-06-23T12:30:00Z

Everton midfielder James Rodriguez has emerged on Milan's transfer radar - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 29-year-old is being lined up as a possible replacement for Hakan Calhanoglu, who has joined Inter.

James scored six goals in his first 23 Premier League games for Everton, but only has a year remaining on his contract.

Leeds boss Bielsa keen on Huesca star Galan

2021-06-23T12:00:00Z

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen on Huesca right-back Javi Galan - according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Whites are planning to swoop for the 26-year-old, but will likely face competition for his signature from Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.

Galan played 37 La Liga matches for Huesca last term, but only has one year remaining on his current contract.

Arsenal prepared to loan Saliba to Newcastle

2021-06-23T11:30:00Z

Arsenal are prepared to loan out-of-favour defender William Saliba to Newcastle for the duration of the 2021-22 campaign - according to Football Insider.

Steve Bruce is eager to bring the 20-year-old to St James' Park, and the Gunners will sanction his departure if they complete the signing of Ben White from Brighton.

Saliba spent the second half of last season on loan at Nice, where he made 20 Ligue 1 starts.

Colwill set to sign new Chelsea contract

2021-06-23T11:00:00Z

Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill is set to sign a new four-year contract and head out on a loan deal to the Championship for the 2021-22 campaign.

The 18-year-old spent the end of last season training with Thomas Tuchel's first team as an emergency back-up for Andreas Christensen, who was injured towards the end of the campaign.

It is understood that he was convinced to sign a contract based on an exciting pathway being offered at Stamford Bridge that will see him eventually come into contention for a first-team place.

Read the full story on Goal.

Wolves contact Chelsea over Gilmour

2021-06-23T10:30:00Z

Wolves have made contact with Chelsea over the availability of Billy Gilmour - according to Football Insider.

The Wanderers want to bring in the 20-year-old on loan as new boss Bruno Lage plots a squad overhaul at Molineux.

Gilmour only made 11 first-team appearances for Chelsea last term, including just eight starts, but would likely see more regular minutes at Wolves.

 

English keeper Gunn joins Norwich from Southampton

2021-06-23T10:11:50Z

Leeds 'have Brekalo on their radar'

2021-06-23T10:00:06Z

Leeds are interested in Wolfsburg winger Josip Brekalo, according to SportBild.

The 23-year-old finished the Bundesliga campaign with seven goals and three assists from 29 league matches, but is said to want to leave the club.

A €15 million offer would be enough for Brekalo, the report states, while Everton and Napoli are also linked.

PSG want shock David Luiz return (The Sun)

2021-06-23T09:30:08Z

Paris president Nasser Al-Khelafi is a fan of the Brazilian, however Mauricio Pochettino has reservations

PSG are lining up a surprise reunion with defender David Luiz after his release by Arsenal, according to The Sun.

The 34-year-old is set to become a free agent this summer, and could return to the Ligue 1 giants, where he played between 2014 and 2016.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelafi is reportedly a big fan of Luiz's flamboyant style and would happily finance a return, however manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be less convinced, with the Brazilian having a reputation for unpredictability and errors.

Would £100m move to Man City be a success for Kane?

2021-06-23T09:00:01Z

Harry Kane is set to be at the centre of the transfer saga of the summer, with Manchester City’s £100 million ($139m) bid for the striker expected to be initially turned down by Tottenham.

But is the England captain a good fit for City? Watching Gareth Southgate’s team - built with Kane as the central focal point and City forwards Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling close to him - has left some question marks.

Goal's Manchester City correspondent, Jonathan Smith, has taken a look.

Kroos: Ramos will be back at Madrid

2021-06-23T08:30:10Z

Sergio Ramos will return to Real Madrid in some capacity in the future, says his former team mate Toni Kroos.

Ramos has left Madrid after 17 glittering years following the expiry of his contract, and Kroos paid tribute to his ex-captain at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Germany's Euro 2020 clash with Hungary.

He said: "I don't know Real Madrid without Sergio Ramos. You couldn't imagine this player would not end his career at Real Madrid.

"I am also sure that you will see him again at Real Madrid - in whatever capacity. It would be negligent if you no longer get someone like that into the club and keep someone like that - he can still make a big difference in the future."

Milan monitoring PSG's Rafinha

2021-06-23T08:00:00Z

Milan are monitoring Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Rafinha - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Rossoneri are looking at the 28-year-old as a possible replacement for Hakan Calhanoglu, who signed for their arch-rivals Inter on a free transfer earlier this week.

Rafinha is under contract at PSG until 2023, but only started 15 Ligue 1 matches in the 2020-21 campaign.

Everton target Fenerbahce goalkeeper Bayindir

2021-06-23T07:30:00Z

Everton have identified Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir as a transfer target - according to Fanatik.

Ajax and Sevilla have also been linked with the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at €20 million (£17m/$24m).

Bayindir, who has two years left on his contract, made 33 Turkish Super Lig starts for Fenerbahce last term.

Messi and Barcelona yet to agree over extension

2021-06-23T07:00:00Z

Barcelona and Lionel Messi are in talks but have yet to agree on a contract extension, Goal can confirm.

Messi's deal at Camp Nou is set to expire at the end of June, meaning he will be a free agent in just over a week. 

Though Barcelona remain optimistic over Messi signing an extension, no breakthrough on a new deal appears to be imminent. 

Read more here.

Arsenal close to Xhaka & Rui Patricio deals

2021-06-23T06:30:00Z

Parker closing in on Bournemouth move

2021-06-23T03:30:00Z

Scott Parker is close to being appointed Bournemouth manager, according to The Athletic.

The Cherries have been in talks with Fulham over a compensation package and the final details are expected to be ironed out within a few days.

Crouch takes Dulwich board position

2021-06-23T02:30:00Z

Engels back to Belgium

2021-06-23T01:30:00Z

Mourinho never wanted to sell De Bruyne

2021-06-23T00:30:00Z

Jose Mourinho has faced plenty of criticism down the years for allowing Kevin De Bruyne to leave Chelsea, but the Portuguese claims he never wanted to sanction a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge for the Belgian.

Back in January 2014, the classy playmaker left west London in an £18 million ($25m) deal with Wolfsburg, having previously caught the eye in Germany during a loan spell at Werder Bremen. Nowadays, he's a thorn in Chelsea's side at Manchester City.

Read about Mourinho's perspective on Goal!

Dinamo add Laxalt

2021-06-22T23:30:00Z

Torres 'totally calm' amid Man Utd & Real Madrid rumours

2021-06-22T22:55:00Z

Pau Torres remains "totally calm" as transfer talk rages around him, with the Villarreal defender ignoring rumours of interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid while on Euro 2020 duty with Spain.

The 24-year-old centre-half continues to see his stock rise at domestic and international level, with leading sides across Europe ready to spark a scramble for his signature in the summer window.

Read about his interview with Goal here!

Suarez can't see 'strange' Premier League return happening

2021-06-22T22:40:00Z

Luis Suarez has effectively ruled out a return to Premier League football being made, with the Uruguayan admitting he would find it "strange" to represent any side other than Liverpool.

There had been talk of an exit clause in Suarez's contract that would allow him to walk away from Atletico this summer, but there appears to be little chance of ways being parted.

Read the full story on Goal!

Motherwell welcome Woolery

2021-06-22T22:30:00Z

Mbappe no longer believes in PSG project (RMC Sport)

2021-06-22T22:15:00Z

The striker is tired of the Ligue 1 club and wants a new opportunity

Kylian Mbappe no longer believes in the vision of Paris Saint-German and wants to leave, according to Daniel Riolo of RMC Sport.

"The player does not believe in Leonardo's project," said Riolo (via Marca interview). "If he does not leave this summer, it will be for free next season. And in Doha [PSG's owners] they do not want to hear about it.

"If Mbappe expresses this desire to leave, it means that he will have to find a club and that PSG will need to look for a replacement.

"But yes, the news is that Mbappe does not want to stay at PSG."

Kiernan signs with Liverpool

2021-06-22T22:00:00Z