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Reading sign Pele on loan


Reading have signed Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes, better known as Pele, on a season-long loan from Monaco.

The 27-year-old has played in his native Italy and Portugal before spending the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest.

D.C. United acquire Felipe Martins from Vancouver


D.C. United have acquired midfielder Felipe Martins from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for $75,000 in Targeted Allocated Money (TAM) and an International Roster Spot in 2019.

Martins, 28, has scored 24 goals in 240 appearances over eight seasons in MLS.

Crystal Palace near £8.5m McCarthy deal


Crystal Palace are nearing an £8.5 million ($10m) deal to sign James McCarthy from Everton, reports Sky Sports News.

Everton have already rejected one bid from Palace, but have now made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the 28-year-old.

Having already landed Gary Cahill, Palace are also in the hunt for Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa.

D.C. United to meet with Ozil's representative


D.C. United are set to meet with one of Mesut Ozil's representatives next week, reports The Washington Post.

United are looking to bring in a replacement for Wayne Rooney, who will leave the club to join Derby County at season's end.

The Arsenal star could fit the bill, though it's unclear if United would have the funds required to sign the German playmaker. 

Arsenal eye £70m RB Leipzig star Upamecano


Arsenal are considering a move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, Goal understands.

The Gunners are looking for defensive reinforcements but Upamecano's £70 million ($85m) price tag could make a deal difficult. 

Arsenal are also keeping an eye on Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani.

Read the full story on Goal 

Atalanta make contact with Skrtel


Atalanta have made contact with veteran defender Martin Skrtel over a potential move, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce, where he had played since leaving Liverpool in 2016.

Atalanta view Skrtel as a valuable veteran reinforcement ahead of the club's Champions League campaign in 2019-20.

Klaassen wants to stay at Werder Bremen


Werder Bremen midfielder Davy Klaassen has said he's staying at the club, despite interest from Lazio.

The 26-year-old joined Werder last summer after a tough spell at Everton, and says he'd rather not leave so soon after arriving.

"Werder brought me in when I had a very bad season. To leave again after only being here a year would not feel good," Klaassen told Bild

Davy Klaassen Werder Bremen 2018-19

Wilson joins Bournemouth on loan


Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has completed a season-long loan move to Bournemouth.

The Cherries have paid a £2.5 million loan fee for the 22-year-old, with another £500,000 due in bonuses depending on performance.

Wilson impressed on loan with Derby last season and will now get a chance to show what he can do in the Premier League.

Read the full story on Goal

Tottenham agree €70m Dybala fee with Juventus


The Argentine striker could be on his way to north London

Juventus have accepted Tottenham's €70 million (£65m/$78m) bid for striker Paulo Dybala, sources tell Goal.

Dybala had been linked with a move to Manchester United in a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku, but that move has collapsed.

And Spurs appear ready to take advantage, with personal terms now set to be discussed.

Read the full story on Goal

Anderlecht sign Roofe from Leeds


Anderlecht have completed the signing of Kemar Roofe from Leeds United.

The 26-year-old attacker signed a three-year contract with the Belgian side, completing a €7 million move.

Bale has two options: Premier League or stay at Madrid


Gareth Bale will either stay at Real Madrid or move to the Premier League this summer, Marca says.

The Welsh winger was wanted by Chinese side Jiangsu Suning, who offered a lucrative salary, but the deal fell through. 

Los Blancos are determined to offload him and there has been talk him being included in a deal that would see Paul Pogba move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

But it seems Manchester United will not be making a move for him and since Spurs cannot afford to bring him back, it seems more likely that he will be spending another year in Spain.

Norwich and Brighton eye Chelsea outcast


Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater could be on his wat out of Stamford Bridge amid interest from Norwich and Brighton.

The Premier League sides have anquired about the England international, but they are unsure if they can afford to pay his wages.

Read Chelsea correspondent Naz Kinsella's report on Goal

Whitecaps sign Chirinos on loan


The Vancouver Whitecaps have completed the loan signing of Michaell Chirinos from CD Olimpia.

The MLS side have an option to buy the 24-year-old at the end of the season and becomes the Whitecaps' fifth signing of the summer.

Danilo arrives at Juventus as Cancelo nears Man City move


Manchester City full-back Danilo has arrived in Turin to undergo a medical before completing a transfer to Juventus.

The Brazilian will sign a five-year contract, while Cancelo will go the other way in a deal that will see Juve earn €30 million (£27m/$33m).

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Evans leaves Sheffiels United


Sheffield United have confirmed Ched Evans has left the club.

The 30-year-old will return to Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee after spending two years with the Blades.

Tottenham emerge as Coutinho's only option


The clock is ticking for Philippe Coutinho and Barcelona.

The Catalan side are open to offloading the Brazil international, but the Premier League is the only possible destination.

Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked and subsequently ruled out before Arsenal began considering him.

But it is Tottenham that seems the most likely destination, but a move to London will depend on what happens with Christian Eriksen and Paul Pogba.

Read the full story on Goal

Inter Miami sign Makoun


Inter Miami have completed the signing of defensive midfielder and centre-back Christian Makoun.

The Venezuelan becomes the American side's third signing as they prepare for their first season in professional football.

Monaco land Aguilar from Montpellier


AS Monaco have signed right-back Ruben Aguilar on a from Montpellier.

The 26-year-old signs a five-year contract with the principality side, having spent two seasons with Montpellier.

Danilo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus move


Manchester City full-back Danilo has arrived in Turin ahead of his move to Juventus. 

The Brazilian will join the Serie A champions, who will send Joao Cancelo the other way and will pocket €30 million (£27m/$33m) as part of the agreement.

Liverpool forward Awoniyi joins Mainz on loan


Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Bundesliga side Mainz on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan in Belgium with Royal Excel Mouscron and Gent. 

Awoniyi, who signed with Liverpool in 2015, has represented Nigeria at various youth levels.

Arter joins Fulham on loan from Bournemouth


Ireland international midfielder Harry Arter has joined Fulham on a season-long loan from Bournemouth.

The 29-year-old has made 69 appearances for the Cherries in the Premier League.

"Harry’s a great fit for our squad, and we believe he’ll help us achieve our main objective, a return to the Premier League," Fulham director of football operations Tony Khan said. 

Swansea land Surridge on loan


Swansea City have signed forward Sam Surridge on a season-long loan from Bournemouth.

The 21-year-old scored 12 goals in 20 games while on loan with League Two side Oldham last season.

Surridge has made two Premier League appearances for the Cherries.

West Ham sign teenage defender Cardoso


West Ham have signed Portuguese defender Goncalo Cardoso from ​Boavista.

The 18-year-old joins the Hammers on a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.

Cardoso started 15 league games for Boavista last season and represented Portugal at this summer's European U19 Championship.

‘James has to leave Real because of Zidane’


James Rodriguez has to find a way out of Real Madrid this summer, says Carlos Valderrama, as Zinedine Zidane has made it abundantly clear that he “doesn’t want him”.

The Colombia legend has told Blog Deportivo: “James? He should go to another team. The coach doesn’t want him and he won’t play if he stays in Real Madrid. He should leave, that’s just how it is."

Read the full story on Goal!

Norwich join Drinkwater race


Norwich have joined Brighton in the battle to land Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater, reports The Sun.

The England international has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and is expected to be on the move before Thursday's deadline.

Arsenal waiting on Rugani update


Arsenal's efforts to land Juventus defender Daniele Rugani depend on the future of Merih Demiral, reports the Daily Star.

The Serie A champions are prepared to part with a centre-half this summer, but only one and have several on their books attracting interest.

Man Utd still discussing SMS


Manchester United continue to hold talks regarding a possible deal for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Marca.

That is because the Red Devils are eager to ensure that they are not left short if Paul Pogba makes a late summer move to Real Madrid or Juventus.

Wolves no longer in Dias hunt


Wolves have ended their interest in Benfica defender Ruben Dias, claims the Express & Star.

With his current employers in Portugal under no pressure to sell on the back of a big-money deal for Joao Felix, the men from Molineux have walked away from the 22-year-old after seeing his asking price.

Leicester end interest in Tarkowski


Leicester are, according to Sky Sports, no longer in the market for Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

The Foxes want to find a suitable replacement for Harry Maguire at centre-half, but will now look to the loan market after failing to do a deal with a Premier League rival for a top target.

Rooney's return to English football


Wayne Rooney will be returning to English football from MLS side D.C. United in January, with the Manchester United legend agreeing an 18-month player-coach deal with Derby County.

He has said: "I am looking forward to joining Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team squad from the start of January. I am sure I can make a big contribution and can’t wait to meet everyone, especially the supporters."

Find the full story on a remarkable move here.

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Koscielny leaves Arsenal


'Sane won’t be a big loss for Man City'


Leroy Sane would not be a “big loss” for Manchester City were he to depart for Bayern Munich, says Trevor Sinclair.

The former Blues winger told talkSPORT: “The Leroy Sane rumours won’t go away and I don’t think it would be a big loss for the club if they did lose him."

Read the full story on Goal!

Celtic youngster pens pro terms


Palace braced for fresh Zaha bid


Crystal Palace are expecting Everton to launch another bid for Wilfried Zaha, reports the Evening Standard.

A £55 million ($67m) offer from the Toffees for the Ivory Coast international has already been knocked back, but a fresh transfer package is being pieced together at Goodison Park.

Tuanzebe attracting interest


Stoke City have asked Manchester United about the possible availability of Axel Tuanzebe, claims the Daily Mail.

Aston Villa, who the 21-year-old helped to promotion into the Premier League last season, and Nottingham Forest are also said to have sounded out a loan deal.

Coutinho set to seal Arsenal loan move


After much speculation, L’Equipe report that Arsenal are set to complete a loan deal for Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

The former Liverpool star, who has endured a tough time at Camp Nou, is poised to complete a return to the Premier League by linking up with the Gunners.

Neymar offered to Man Utd, Juve & Real


Paris Saint-Germain have offered Neymar to Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid, claims Sport.

The French giants are aware that the Brazilian forward wants out this summer, but have found no takers.

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Inter confident on cut-price Lukaku deal


Serie A giants expect to land Man Utd star

Inter are confident they can complete a cut-price deal for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, reports The Independent, with the Belgian currently training with Anderlecht.

A big-money move for the burly frontman has been mooted throughout the summer, with those at San Siro leading the chase.

No agreement has been reached, with a £54 million ($66m) bid reportedly knocked back by United, but Inter believe they can now pip domestic rivals Juventus to a top target.

Lille sign €16.5m Yazici


Lille have invested a chunk of the €80 million (£73.6m/$89.5m) they received for Nicolas Pepe by signing Turkey midfielder Yusuf Yazici from Trabzonspor for €16.5 million (£15.2m/$18.5m).

Trabzonspor announced on their website that Lille would initially pay €16.5 million for the full international, plus a further €1m after he plays 25 games for the French club. Lille defender Edgar Ie also moves to Trabzonspor as part of the deal.

Yazici is a left-footed player who Lille, ahead of a Champions Leaguecampaign, believe can contribute a steady flow of goals and attacking threat, having scored four league goals from 30 appearances last season playing as either an attacking midfielder or a right-winger.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Millar returns to Kilmarnock on loan


Liverpool have loaned academy striker Liam Millar to Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

The 19-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Killie, scoring once and registering an assist in just over 100 minutes of league action.

Millar is a natural centre-forward but can fill in on ether flank if necessary.

Man City land teen sensation Taylor


Manchester City have beaten a host of Premier League sides to the signature of Kane Taylor, according to The Telegraph.

The 14-year-old midfielder was available for a mere £129,000 in compensation after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season, prompting a host of top clubs to register their interest.

Liverpool were particularly keen, as well as Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, but City have landed the starlet.

Nketiah set for Championship loan


Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is set to leave on a season-long loan with a host of Championship clubs interested, according to the BBC.

Bristol City have emerged as the favourites, but Leeds United, Swansea City and Charlton Athletic have all been credited with an interest.

There is also significant interest from abroad, with Bundesliga side Augsburg set to revive their interest after missing out in January.

Arsenal eye £70m Upamecano


Arsenal are eyeing a move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano as they battle the clock in their bid to bolster their defensive options ahead of the new season.

Contact has been made with the Bundesliga club, but Leipzig value the Frenchman at around £70m ($85m) - a price that would make a deal extremely difficult for Arsenal, given the budget they are working to this summer.

The north London club are open to allowing Shkodran Mustafi to leave to raise further funds this summer, but the German centre-back has made it clear he wants to stay at the Emirates.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Rooney on verge of Derby deal


Derby County are "confident" of completing a deal to sign ex-England captain Wayne Rooney on Tuesday, according to club owner Mel Morris.

Goal were informed that Rooney, 33, was seriously considering the possibility of a return to England and the forward is now set to make a surprise return to English football in what is expected to be a player-coach role in support of Rams boss Phillip Cocu.

According to reports, the former Everton and Manchester United forward could see out the MLS season at DC United before moving to Pride Park in January.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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‘Coutinho to Arsenal is too far-fetched’


Philippe Coutinho would be “a very exciting signing” for Arsenal, admits Martin Keown, but a deal for the Barcelona playmaker is considered to be “far-fetched”.

The former Gunners defender told The Mirror: "I would love to see him at Arsenal without a doubt, he is a great talent who has lost his way a bit but I think it is too much to hope for that he ends up at Arsenal."

Read the full story on Goal!

Real Madrid preparing final push for Pogba


Real Madrid are ready to make one final effort to prise Paul Pogba away from Manchester United, according to Marca.

The France international, who is also being linked with a return to Juventus, is wanted by the Blancos in a deal worth no more than €150 million (£138m/$168m).

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Tuchel has five months to keep PSG job


Thomas Tuchel has five months to prove his worth to the board at Paris Saint-Germain, reports L'Equipe.

The German coach, who delivered another Ligue 1 title last term, must convince over the first half of the 2019-20 campaign in order to keep his job.

Will Arsenal add at the back?


Roofe closing in on Anderlecht move


Bournemouth in Wilson talks with Liverpool


Bournemouth are in talks with Liverpool over a loan move for winger Harry Wilson.

The Cherries are keen to bring the Wales international to the Vitality Stadium, and have made an official approach to sign the 22-year-old before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Negotiations are ongoing, with sources confirming to Goal that Tuesday is likely to be crucial in terms of finalising terms.

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Bojan leaves Stoke


Lille land Yazici


Everton eyeing Sidibe swoop


Everton want to tie up a deal for Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe, claims Sky Sports.

The Toffees are eager to bring in cover for Seamus Coleman and have identified a player with a £15 million ($18m) price tag as their top target.

West Ham want to bring in Ajeti


West Ham have tabled a £4.5 million bid for Basel striker Albian Ajeti, according to Football Insider.

That approach has been knocked back, with the Swiss outfit holding out for around £8m for the 22-year-old attacker.

Jenkinson in Forest talks over £2m exit


Carl Jenkinson, who joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, has emerged as a target for Nottingham Forest, Goal understands.

The Championship side are in the market for a new right-back after seeing Tendayi Darikwa suffer an untimely knee ligament injury and Arsenal are open to the idea of parting with Jenkinson, who has made just 13 appearances for the club across the last five seasons.

It is understood that any agreement which takes him to the City Ground will be worth around £2m ($2.5m).

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Koscielny to join Bordeaux in €5m deal


Laurent Koscielny is in France to undergo a medical at Bordeaux, with a €5 million (£4.6m/$5.6m) deal close to completion, Goal understands.

Arsenal have reluctantly agreed a sale but will feel that they are bringing in decent money for a player running down his deal and with his best years behind him.

His departure will leave the club short on reliable options at the heart of their back four, with questions having been asked of Shkodran Mustafi on a regular basis.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

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Inter insist on Icardi sale


Inter have no intention of using Mauro Icardi this season and have told the player to find a new club before the transfer window closes, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte is desperate for striking reinforcements as he seeks to implement a 3-5-2 system at the club and is working on deals for Roma's Edin Dzeko and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian's price tag proving something of a stumbling block.

It had been suggested that a cheaper alternative would be to simply use Icardi, but Inter have insisted that they want the Argentine to leave.

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Bayern interested in Ziyech


Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in Ajax star Hakim ZIyech, according to Algemeen Dagblad.

The Moroccan, 26, had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners favoured a move for now-record signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

Ziyech hit a whopping 21 goals and 24 assists from 49 appearances across all competitions last season as Ajax made a surprise run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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'Balotelli has shown interest in Flamengo'


Mario Balotelli has shown interest in a move to Flamengo, according to club president Rodolfo Landim.

The Italian star featured for Marseille to close the last Ligue 1 campaign and is free to join a new club this summer.

Read what Landim had to say about Balotelli on Goal!

Romero joins Independiente


Lucas Romero has signed with Independiente, the club announced on Tuesday.

The Argentine returns to his home country following a stint with Cruzeiro in Brazil, where he made 120 appearances while scoring three goals.

'Rodri is a perfect fit for City'


Kevin De Bruyne says Rodri is a "perfect fit" for Manchester City.

The Spanish midfielder made his competitive debut for the club in the Community Shield victory over Liverpool, drawing praise from his team-mate.

Read what De Bruyne had to say on Goal!

NYCFC eyeing Mertens move


New York City FC are looking to bring Dries Mertens to MLS, according to La Voce di New York.

The Belgian's contract is set to expire in June 2020 and NYCFC is looking to sign the Napoli star to a pre-contract this winter.

Mertens has the third-most goals in Napoli's history, trailing only Diego Maradona and Marek Hamsit.

Man Utd pursuing last-gasp Eriksen deal


Red Devils hope to seal transfer before deadline

Manchester United are looking to secure the signing of Christian Eriksen before Thursday's transfer deadline, according to the Daily Mail.

The Tottenham star will see his contract expire in 2020 with the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus also said to be interested in the Dane.

But Manchester United will look to lock up the deal before England's window closes on Thursday with Spurs eyeing Bruno Fernandes as a potential Eriksen replacement.

Cocu tight-lipped on Rooney rumours


Derby County boss Phillip Cocu played coy when asked about rumours linking Wayne Rooney with the club.

The D.C. United striker has been linked with Derby and Burnley in a player-coach role, and Cocu addressed those rumours on Monday.

Read what the coach had to say on Goal!

PSG make Dybala offer


The forward was recently linked to Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain have made a €60 million (£55 million/$67 million) offer for Paulo Dybala, according to InfoSport+.

The Argentine has been linked to Manchester United as part of a swap deal for Romelu Lukaku, but a move to Old Trafford has seemingly fallen apart.

Reports have stated that Dybala is hoping to stay with Juventus, who have sold fellow forward Moise Kean to Everton while adding the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs de Ligt this summer.

Herrera embraces being 'hated' with PSG


Ander Herrera says that he is fully prepared to be "hated" now that he is a member of Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder joined the club this summer on a free transfer from Manchester United, and he admitted that he never considered joining another Premier League club.

Read what Herrera had to say on Goal!

Blessing signs new deal with LAFC


Latif Blessing has agreed to a new contract with LAFC, the club announced on Monday.

The winger will remain with the club on a new deal through 2022, having featured in every match so far this season.

Blessing has contributed three goals and five assists so far this campaign.

“I know I speak for fans and staff alike that Latif has won everyone over with his infectious energy and play, and he is well-deserving of his new contract,” said General Manager John Thorrington. “His game continues to grow, and we know he will play an integral part in the Club’s success on and off the field moving forward.