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Piatek focused on Genoa

2018-10-18T22:13:42Z

Krzysztof Piatek has shrugged of suggestions we will move on from Genoa ahead of his club's cash with Juventus.

The Poland international moved to Genoa this past summer after lighting up the Polish first division to the tune of 21 goals last season and has not missed a beat in Serie A, scoring nine goals already.

That production has seen him compared to his countryman Robert Lewandowski and has reportedly drawn him admirers from across the continent, but at the moment, Piatek is simply keeping his eye on his current situation.

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Kante does not want PSG move

2018-10-18T19:38:37Z

Although Chelsea star N'Golo Kante has been linked with a move to PSG, he would only leave the Blues for Barcelona or Real Madrid, according to Gazetta dello Sport.

PSG were strongly linked with the midfielder in the summer but were unable to seal a move - and it appears that he is as distant from Parc des Princes as ever.

Liverpool to hand Sturridge new deal

2018-10-18T18:46:54Z

Liverpool will reward striker Daniel Sturridge with a new deal, according to the Sun.

The forward has made a positive impression since being given a chance to impress against PSG in the Champions League and the Reds will seek to tie the forward down on a long-term basis.

His deal is up at the end of the season.

Chelsea to sign Morata replacement in January

2018-10-18T17:55:16Z

Chelsea have finally lost patience with striker Alvaro Morata and will move for a new forward in January, The Sun reports.

Morata has persistently disappointed since arriving from Real Madrid in 2017 and will be cast aside at the next opportunity by boss Maurizio Sarri.

Marseille boss Garcia set to sign new deal

2018-10-18T16:36:02Z

Marseille boss Rudi Garcia is closing in on a new contract with the club, RMC reports.

OM reached the final of the Europa League last season, and though they missed out on Champions League qualification, they have made a promising start to the new campaign.

Pellegrini rejects Dzeko to West Ham reports

2018-10-18T15:43:19Z

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has denied the club are considering a January move for Edin Dzeko.

The Hammers have been short of firepower so far this season but the former Real Madrid boss says his club are "not thinking about" the market at the moment.

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Ampomah chasing dream move to Arsenal

2018-10-18T15:00:16Z

Nana Opoku Ampomah has seen his form in Belgium spark talk of interest from afar, with the Waasland-Beveren midfielder revealing that it is his dream to link up with Arsenal.

At 22 years of age, the Ghana international is starting to show that he may be ready for a step up in class.

Find out what he has had to say on his future here.

Patricio to cost Wolves £15m

2018-10-18T14:39:39Z

Wolves are set to agree a £15 million ($20m) compensation package for Rui Patricio with Sporting, reports Sky Sports.

The Portugal international moved to Molineux over the summer after cancelling his contract with his former employers – who were initially demanding £50m ($66m) when challenging his departure.

Shaw signs new Man Utd deal

2018-10-18T14:35:40Z

Red Devils defender inks fresh terms

Luke Shaw has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester United worth around £190,000 a week.

The club confirmed the improved terms for the England left-back on Thursday, and the new deal makes him one of the Premier League’s highest-earning defenders.

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Pique set for Barca run-in after tennis jaunt

2018-10-18T14:09:52Z

Gerard Pique is set for a run-in with the Barcelona board after travelling to Shanghai during a break from training, per AS.

Pique is attempting to run his own tennis tournament, but Barca fear that the defender is putting his business ventures ahead of football, with the Catalan club currently enduring a slump in form.

Emery quiet on Ramsey contract

2018-10-18T13:24:39Z

Arsenal manager Unai Emery remains eager to avoid being dragged into the debate regarding Aaron Ramsey's expiring contract.

He told a press conference on Thursday: “For me January is very far [away]. I’m thinking about Monday’s match first. I want every player to stay OK, with the mentality to prepare, to play and [be] together to win.

“The football, the future is tomorrow. My reason, I explain to every player and to you also, I want the mentality for the next match. Individual things are not for me to speak about now.”

City & Spurs join Elmas chase

2018-10-18T13:00:00Z

Manchester City, Tottenham and Seville are among those looking to land Fenerbahce starlet Elif Elmas, reports Turkish-Football.

All three clubs are said to have had the 19-year-old watched by their respective scouting networks of late.

Liverpool & Man Utd battling for Bergwijn

2018-10-18T12:20:06Z

Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United are both monitoring PSV winger Steven Bergwijn, according to De Telegraaf.

The 21-year-old is considered to be a hot prospect for the future and has seen interest in his services build steadily over recent weeks.

Lazio to release former Man Utd midfielder

2018-10-18T12:00:15Z

Ravel Morrison is set to be released from his contract at Lazio after struggling to make an impact in Italy, reports Il Messaggero.

The former Manchester United midfielder penned a four-year deal with the Serie A side in 2015, but is set to see that agreement cut short.

Neymar has agreement to leave PSG

2018-10-18T11:26:16Z

Neymar has been told that he is free to leave Paris Saint-Germain for €220 million (£193m/$253m) next summer, reports Cadena SER.

The Brazilian forward has been heavily linked with a return to Spain, with a second spell at Barcelona or a big-money switch to Real Madrid being mooted.

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Milan's Paqueta move to be investigated

2018-10-18T10:51:39Z

An investigation is to be opened into AC Milan’s €35 million (£31m/$40m) agreement for Lucas Paqueta, reports Globo Esporte.

The Flamengo star is due to make his way to Italy in January, but authorities in Brazil are planning to look into the deal before any move is made.

Newcastle keen on Liverpool attacking duo

2018-10-18T10:22:37Z

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has asked about the possible availability of Liverpool duo Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi, according to The Chronicle.

Both men find themselves on the fringes of the fold at Anfield and may be offered Premier League football elsewhere in January.

Everton piecing together Ramsey offer

2018-10-18T09:32:27Z

Everton have joined the hunt for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to The Sun, with a £150,000-a-week offer being prepared.

The Wales international is into the final year of his contract with the Gunners and is set to become a free agent next summer.

'Juventus kicked me out to sign Ronaldo'

2018-10-18T09:01:20Z

AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain feels like he was "kicked out" of Juventus after Cristiano Ronaldo's signing in July.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Maybe I knew something had broken, and then they took Ronaldo. The decision to leave was not mine."

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Shaw set for £50m Man Utd deal

2018-10-18T08:38:17Z

Manchester United are ready to agree a new five-year contract with Luke Shaw worth £50 million ($66m), according to The Sun.

Jose Mourinho wants the England international left-back tied down and has given the green light for fresh terms which will land the 23-year-old £190,000-a-week

Real Madrid make fresh approach for Conte

2018-10-18T08:09:45Z

Real Madrid have sounded out former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte regarding a possible managerial role at the Santiago Bernabeu, claims Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian has been without a club since leaving Stamford Bridge over the summer and is among those being considered as a possible replacement for Julen Lopetegui in the Spanish capital - with the Blancos having endured a testing start to the 2018-19 campaign.

Hazard tipped to leave Chelsea 'slavery'

2018-10-18T07:46:12Z

Eden Hazard has been tipped to leave the “slavery” of Chelsea by former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.

He told beIN Sports: "There’s no point to having a player who wants to go, slavery was abolished a long time ago."

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Laudrup offers services to Madrid

2018-10-18T07:10:48Z

With Julen Lopetegui under mounting pressure at Real Madrid, TeleMadrid claims that Michael Laudrup has offered his services to the club.

The former Swansea boss spent two years with the Blancos as a player and is ready to return to the Santiago Bernabeu if required.

Rashford on Juve's radar

2018-10-18T06:23:13Z

Juventus are considering a swoop for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, reports The Sun.

The England international, who is also being linked with Chelsea, has struggled to nail down a regular starting berth with the Red Devils.

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Las Vegas Lights tried to hire Landon Donovan as manager

2018-10-18T05:58:52Z

The Las Vegas lights have a new manager in the form of former USMNT star Eric Wynalda, with the club announcing the signing on Wednesday

But appearently, Wynalda wasn't the club's first choice. 

According to Washington D.C. based reporter Pablo Maurer, the club first tried to land recently-retired U.S. soccer legend Landon Donovan to take over. 

The Lights have a history of trying to make a splash, having signed the likes of Freddy Adu to a playing contract and dropping cash from the sky for fans, but even for them the attempt to sign Donovan as a coach seems a bit out of left field. 

Piatti to return to San Lorenzo?

2018-10-18T04:07:45Z

Will Ignacio Piatti be returning to San Lorenzo from the Montreal Impact after the 2019 season? 

The midfielder told the San Lorenzo de América radio show that the earliest he could leave the Impact would be after the 2019 MLS season, but even that would reportedly require Montreal's consent, with the club holding an option on his contract for the 2020 season. 

The attacking midfielder helped the Argentine club to 2014 Copa Libertadores title. 

West Ham eye Giroud swoop

2018-10-18T02:21:13Z

West Ham are eyeing up a stunning move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to the Mirror

The London club made an approach for the former Arsenal forward before his move to Chelsea, but were quickly turned down.

Giroud now has less than a year left on his contract with the Blues and West Ham are hoping they can now lure him to the club. 

Man United delaying sporting director appointment

2018-10-18T00:29:13Z

Manchester United won't hire a new sporting director while Jose Mourinho is still in charge at the club, the Daily Mail reports. 

Mourinho was clear about his frustration with the club's transfer business this summer and the club are looking to avoid more changes as the Portuguese boss remains under intense pressure. 

Bakayoko won't return to Chelsea in January – agent

2018-10-17T23:45:24Z

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko will not return from his AC Milan loan in January, according to his agent. 

Bakayoko has struggled to impress manager Gennaro Gattuso so far, leading to speculation his loan could come to a premature end. 

But Bakayoko's agent Federico Pastorello told Calciomercato:  "Any speculation about his return to Chelsea is simply untrue.”

Messi wants Pogba to join Barcelona

2018-10-17T22:55:26Z

The Liga side's dressing room, including their biggest star, are in favour of a move for the France midfielder

Lionel Messi is among a host of Barcelona stars who want Paul Pogba to join the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Pogba's future at Manchester United is in doubt due to his inconsistent form and an ongoing feud with manager Jose Mourinho.

But Barca's stars, including Messi, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, along with manager Ernesto Valverde, want to bring Pogba to the club, though Barca's scouts remain divided over a move. 

Liverpool interested in Demirbay

2018-10-17T22:15:36Z

Liverpool have maintained an interest in Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay, reports Turkish-Football.

Reports earlier this year linked Arsenal and Liverpool with a move for the 25-year-old Germany international, but a move did not materialise. 

But the Reds are still interesting in moving for Demirbay, and are still in contract with the player’s representatives.

Celtic eye loan move for McTominay

2018-10-17T22:11:45Z

Celtic are monitoring Scott McTominay's situation at Manchester United with an eye toward a loan move, according to the Belfast Telegraph. 

McTominay has made just four league appearances so far in 2018-19, and United could be open to allowing the Scotland international to move to his home country for the second half of the season.

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West Ham consider €25m move Dzeko in January

2018-10-17T22:07:22Z

West Ham are considering a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko in January, reports Calciomercato

The 32-year-old is contracted to Roma until 2020, and is hoping to extend his stay with the club through 2021. 

But the Giallorossi are weighing up whether to invest heavily in a player of Dzeko's age, and instead could sell to a Hammers side willing to bid €25 million (£22m/$29m).

Bayern turned down move for Sancho

2018-10-17T22:04:34Z

Bayern Munich turned down the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho in 2017, according to Bild

Sancho, then with Manchester City, was scouted extensively by the Bundesliga champions, who decided against signing the teenage winger. 

Dortmund would eventually swoop in and sign Sancho, who has proved a bargain at just £8 million (€9m/$10m).