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Fonseca claims his attacking style cost him Spurs job

2021-09-23T22:00:00Z

Paulo Fonseca has claimed that a disagreement with Fabio Paratici over his attacking style of football ultimately cost him the managerial job at Tottenham.

Spurs embarked on a long search for a new permanent manager after sacking Jose Mourinho back in April, with Gennaro Gattuso and Antonio Conte among those initially approached to replace the Portuguese tactician.

The north London outfit even made an approach for former boss Mauricio Pochettino, but after Paris Saint-Germain made it clear they wouldn't sanction his departure, they turned to Fonseca, who at one stage looked certain to take over in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium dugout.

Read the full story on Goal.

Portugal Euro 2016 hero Eder joins Al-Raed

2021-09-23T21:30:00Z

Arsenal-linked Kamara tipped to make PL move in 2022

2021-09-23T21:00:00Z

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has been tipped to make a move to the Premier League in 2022 amid ongoing links with Arsenal.

Football Insider claim that another top-flight club is keeping tabs on the 25-year-old alongside the Gunners, who are thought to be interesting in re-signing a man who was part of their youth set up between 2012 and 2017.

Kamara signed a new four year deal with Rangers this week, but it is understood a clause was included that will allow him to leave if they receive the right offer next year.

Laporta warns Koeman he won't be afraid to 'make decisions'

2021-09-23T20:30:00Z

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has warned under-fire head coach Ronald Koeman that he won't be afraid to "make decisions" if the team's fortunes do not improve soon.

Pressure is building on Koeman after Barca's poor start to the 2021-22 campaign, with a 1-1 draw at home to Granada on Monday marking the latest setback for the Spanish giants.

Barca slipped to eighth in the La Liga standings after that result, and it has been suggested that Koeman is now on borrowed time as he struggles to find a winning formula following a summer of wholesale changes at Camp Nou.

Read the full story on Goal.

Fluminense close in on Dani Alves

2021-09-23T20:00:00Z

Fluminense are closing in on the signing of former Barcelona right-back Dani Alves - according to Globoesporte.

The Brazilian club want to finalise a free transfer for the 38-year-old before the deadline for registering players in their Serie A league on Friday.

Alves dropped into the free agency pool after terminating his last contract with Sao Paulo over a reported pay dispute.

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Niang set to join Bordeaux from Rennes

2021-09-23T19:30:00Z

M'Baye Niang is set to join Bordeaux from Rennes - according to L'Equipe.

The 26-year-old will move to Matmut Atlantique on a two-year contract with the option of an extra year.

Niang has been pushing for a transfer since returning to Rennes from a loan spell with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ahli.

Basel planning to move for Liverpool keeper Karius

2021-09-23T19:00:00Z

Basel are planning a 2022 move for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius - according to Sport Bild.

The Swiss outfit wanted to sign the 28-year-old earlier this year, but ultimately failed to reach a final agreement with the Reds.

Karius is still on Basel's radar, though, and they could submit a formal offer for the Liverpool backup shot-stopper when the transfer market reopens in January.

Celta to sign Cruz Azul star Pineda

2021-09-23T18:30:00Z

Celta Vigo are set to sign Cruz Azul star Orbelín Pineda in the new year - according to TV Azteca.

The Spanish outfit have reached an agreement to bring in the 25-year-old on a free transfer after his current contract with the Mexican club expires in December.

Pineda will join up with his new teammates at Celta in January, with a formal announcement set to be made in the coming days.

Roma working on new deal for Zaniolo

2021-09-23T18:00:00Z

Roma are working on a new deal for Nicolo Zaniolo, according to Calcio Mercato.

The 22-year-old is already tied to the Giallorossi until 2024, but they are eager to secure his long-term future.

Zaniolo will see his current wage packet of €2.5 million per year increased significantly once he puts pen to paper on fresh terms at Stadio Olimpico.

Spurs to reignite Vlahovic pursuit in January

2021-09-23T17:30:00Z

Tottenham are planning to reignite their pursuit of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in January - according to Calcio Mercato.

Spurs tried to sign the 21-year-old in the summer window, but he ultimately decided to stay with La Viola for another year.

Fiorentina could sell Vlahovic if they receive a bid in the region of €70 million (£60m/$82m) in the new year, but Spurs will likely face competition for his signature from Atletico Madrid and Juventus.

Juve, Inter & AC Milan interested in Jovic

2021-09-23T17:00:00Z

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic is the subject of interest from Juventus, Inter and AC Milan - according to Calcio Mercato.

All three clubs could move for the 23-year-old in January, with Real ready to sell to the highest bidder.

Jovic has struggled for form since joining Real from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019, and has gone another four games without a goal at the start of the new season.

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Pirlo not in line to replace Koeman at Barcelona

2021-09-23T16:30:00Z

Dortmund plotting Chiesa swoop

2021-09-23T16:00:00Z

Borussia Dortmund are plotting a swoop for Juventus star Federico Chiesa - according to Calcio Mercato.

The German giants are looking at the 23-year-old as a possible replacement for Erling Haaland, who is being tipped to leave Westfalenstadion in 2022.

However, Dortmund will likely face a lot of competition for Chiesa amid reports Juve won't sell him for less than £100 million ($137m).

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Bayern announce two new contracts

2021-09-23T15:15:28Z

Lacazette a low cost option for Barcelona

2021-09-23T15:00:22Z

Alexandre Lacazette is a low cost striking option that Barcelona are willing to consider, reports Fichajes.

The France international is running down the final year of his contract at Arsenal and could be acquired for a small fee in January, or for nothing in the summer of 2022.

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Antony still a target for Real Madrid

2021-09-23T14:30:28Z

Ajax star Antony remains a top target for Real Madrid, according to Fichajes.

The 21-year-old Brazilian forward has made impressive progress since moving to Europe and is considered to be another shrewd long-term investment by those at Santiago Bernabeu.

Everton could move again for Van de Beek

2021-09-23T13:59:32Z

The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton are considering another approach for Donny van de Beek during the January transfer window.

The Toffees failed to prise the Netherlands international midfielder away from Manchester United over the summer, but he continues to struggle at Old Trafford and could be moved on.

Man Utd retain interest in Dembele

2021-09-23T13:35:24Z

Manchester United are, according to El Nacional, continuing to keep a close eye on Ousmane Dembele's situation at Barcelona.

Contract talks with the French forward are said to have been opened at Camp Nou, but as things stand he will hit free agency in the summer of 2022.

Man City to battle Juve & Barca for Gosens

2021-09-23T13:01:29Z

Manchester City form part of the scramble for Atalanta full-back Robin Gosens, claims Calciomercato.

The Germany international is also said to be interesting Juventus, Barcelona, Inter and Leicester.

Dybala close to new Juve deal

2021-09-23T12:00:15Z

Juventus are close to agreeing a new contract with Paulo Dybala, with vice-president Pavel Nedved claiming the negotiations are going well.

The 49-year-old told reporters when quizzed on Dybala, whose contract expires in 2022: "We're negotiating in the right way - we feel close, optimistic."

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James Rodriguez pens note to Everton fans

2021-09-23T11:30:58Z

Derby have 'viable future' despite administration

2021-09-23T11:00:30Z

Derby County administrator Andrew Hosking insists the club still has a "viable future" despite the huge uncertainty after they were placed into administration.

The Championship side have been handed a 12-point penalty and sit bottom of the table but Hosking believes there could still be light at the end of the tunnel.

He said: "A club of this magnitude is such that it does have a viable future moving forward.

"No one's underestimating the task ahead of ourselves because clearly, there will need to be some difficult decisions made over the coming week or two in terms of whether we need to consider if there need to be any efficiencies made during that period.

"But there is a considerable degree of interest in this club. A lot of it was expressed prior to [entering] administration."

Alexander-Arnold on Real Madrid's radar (El Nacional)

2021-09-23T09:59:46Z

Reds right-back of interest to Blancos

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is a player registering on the recruitment radar at Real Madrid, reports El Nacional.

The Blancos are ready to bring in a new right-back during the summer of 2022, with there potential for a raid on Anfield to be launched as part of those plans.

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Aurier of interest to Everton

2021-09-23T09:31:59Z

Everton are mulling over a move for former Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier, claims the Liverpool Echo.

The Ivory Coast international, who boasts useful Premier League experience, is currently a free agent after being released by Spurs over the summer.

Napoli join hunt for Onana

2021-09-23T08:58:23Z

Napoli are, according to Calciomercato, the latest side to express interest in Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Inter and Arsenal have also been heavily linked with the Cameroon international in the past, with a move set to be made by the 25-year-old at some point in 2022.

Martinez reacts to Barcelona rumours

2021-09-23T08:27:03Z

Roberto Martinez is reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding supposed interest in his services from Barcelona.

The current Belgium boss, who is being lined up as a potential replacement for Ronald Koeman at Camp Nou, has told Eurosport: "When you lose three games the rumours are that you are going to lose your job. 

"When things are going well, you are doing good results, the rumours will always be there, but it's nothing for me to comment on at this point."

New deal for Leeds youngster

2021-09-23T08:09:30Z

Bayern open Rudiger talks

2021-09-23T08:01:03Z

Bayern Munich are the latest club to have registered an interest in Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Goal can confirm.

The German champions are assessing their options ahead of next season and could make a move if the conditions are right.

Read the full story on Goal

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Nisbet happy to stay at Hibs

2021-09-23T07:30:33Z

Kevin Nisbet looks set to remain with Hibernian despite reported interest from Celtic.

The Scotland striker reportedly handed in a transfer request after Birmingham approached Hibs back in January, but the Easter Road favourite appears content to stay put.

The 24-year-old is said to be keen on a move to England at some point, but recently told reporters: “I’m happy to stay at Hibs, we have something good going on here and I’m really happy to be a Hibs player. Hopefully the contract can get sorted soon.

“It helps settle your mind. It’s been going on for a long time. As soon as that gets sorted then I can look forward.”

Villa to offer Archer improved deal

2021-09-23T06:59:53Z

Aston Villa are tabling a big-money offer to keep young striker Cameron Archer at the club, Football Insider reports.

Archer, who scored in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea on Wednesday, is not short on suitors and can speak to other clubs over a pre-contract in January.

The Villans, however, are hopeful they can keep the 20-year-old on their books, however, and are looking to get a deal done before the winter transfer window.

Rangers plans to cash in on Kamara

2021-09-23T06:30:00Z

Rangers are planning on selling Glen Kamara despite the Finland international signing a contract extension on Wednesday, Football Insider writes.

The midfielder, 25, penned a new deal that ties him to Ibrox until 2025, but it is claimed that there is an agreement in place that will see him leave if a certain price is met.

The report states that Kamara could be sold as early at next summer.

LA Galaxy general manager targetted by MX clubs

2021-09-23T03:06:28Z

Academica hire manager Joao Carlos Pereira

2021-09-23T02:56:58Z

Leno available in January

2021-09-22T22:55:00Z

Arsenal will make goalkeeper Bernd Leno available for transfer in January, claims the Daily Mail.

The report is not entirely surprising after the Gunners bought Aaron Ramsdale at the same position over the summer.

The fall of James Rodriguez: Qatar switch a new low for icon

2021-09-22T22:45:00Z

James Rodriguez's move from England to Qatar has completed a quick fall for a star who has competed at the highest levels of European and South American football and is still just 30 years old.

Want to make sense of the transfer? Read our full feature on the situation here!

Saint-Etienne enter battle for Niang

2021-09-22T22:33:07Z

Saint-Etienne have made a late push to sign striker Mbaye Niang after it had appeared certain the Senagalese player was bound for Bordeaux, according to Le10.

However, Bordeaux are said to have already agreed to a deal in principle for Niang and will be difficult to shove aside.

Chelsea chase £103m De Ligt (Mirror)

2021-09-22T22:15:00Z

The Blues are not content with their Europe-winning squad and desire improvement in defence

Chelsea are chasing Juventus centre-back Matthijs De Ligt in hopes of pulling another stunning triple-digit transfer, according to the Mirror.

De Ligt is rated at £103 million ($140m/120) and could be seen as an essential purchase if Antonio Rudiger departs amid a contract renewal dispute.

He may also want a move from Juve because of the club's decline in form this campaign.

Huddersfield secure O'Brien extension

2021-09-22T22:00:00Z