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Dybala turns down Real Madrid

2018-10-24T21:55:50Z

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has turned down the chance to join Real Madrid, according to Don Balon. 

Madrid president Florentino Perez has been eyeing the Argentine to help solve the Blancos' current crisis, with the club struggling to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Dybala's role at Juve has come into question with Ronaldo's arrival, but the Argentina international wishes to remain with the Serie A side. 

Madrid interest in Martinez complicated by new Belgium role

2018-10-24T21:05:02Z

Real Madrid's interest in Roberto Martinez will be complicated by the Belgian manager's upcoming promotion.

Julen Lopetegui is under fire as Madrid's boss, and could be sacked if the Blancos don't secure a win against Barcelona on Sunday in El Clasico.

But Goal understands that Martinez is set to take over as Belgium's technical director on November 1, in addition to his head coaching role. 

Read Goal's report on Martinez's status right here!

Bakayoko could head to Marseille on loan

2018-10-24T20:17:50Z

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko could be heading to Marseille in January, according to The Sun. 

Bakayoko is currently on a season-long loan at Milan, but has failed to impress and the Serie A side could be ready to pull the plug early. 

After previously starring with Monaco, Bakayoko could look to kickstart his career back in Ligue 1

Real Madrid target Firmino

2018-10-24T19:29:38Z

Real Madrid are looking to Roberto Firmino as a potential answer to the club's scoring woes, according to Don Balon.

The club has been linked with Mauro Icardo, Harry Kane and Paulo Dybala, but a move for any of the trio would be both difficult and very expensive.

Firmino is seen as a more likely option by Florentino Perez, who is willing to wait until the summer to sign the Brazilian star.

Sporting CP announce new deal for Acuna

2018-10-24T18:56:58Z

Marcos Acuna has signed a new deal with Sporting CP, the club announced on Wednesday.

The Argentinian signed a new five-year contract that includes a €60 million buyout clause.

Acuna, who joined Sporting CP in 2017, has earned 11 caps for Argentina and was part of the World Cup squad this summer.

 

Besiktas would allow Guti to succeed Lopetegui at Real Madrid

2018-10-24T18:31:05Z

Besiktas president Fikret Orman says assistant coach Guti would be free to take charge at Real Madrid should the club call on him to replace Julen Lopetegui.

Guti worked in Real Madrid's youth system following his retirement from the club and has been pegged as a potential successor to the former Spain manager.

Read the full story on Goal!

Villa, Wolves and Fulham in for Janko

2018-10-24T18:01:57Z

Aston Villa, Fulham and Wolves are all pushing to sign Nottingham Forest's Saidy Janko, according to Football Insider.

The right back joined Forest on loan from Porto just before the transfer deadline, and the club is unbeaten in the five matches the Swiss defender has played in.

Janko could be made available for as a little as £2million by the Portguese champions.

Arsenal interested in Tagliafico

2018-10-24T17:31:55Z

Arsenal are interested in fullback Nicolas Tagliafico, according to CalcioMercato.

Tagliafico currently plies his trade for Ajax and has been with the Eredivisie powerhouse since from Independiente in January.

The 26-year-old defender was a member of Argentina's squad this summer at the World Cup, where he started all four of the team's matches. 

Martial to sign new Man Utd deal

2018-10-24T16:44:18Z

The Frenchman appears set to snub some big clubs to stay in Manchester

Anthony Martial is set to sign a new deal with Manchester United, according to ESPN.

The winger is said to be close to be signing a new five-year deal with the club, putting an end to speculation stemming from his current contract, which is set to expire this summer with a one-year option.

Martial has drawn interest from Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, who were hoping to sign the winger on a cheap deal following reported unrest under Jose Mourinho.

Lopetegui mum over Real Madrid future ahead of Barca clash

2018-10-24T16:08:43Z

With rumours swirling linking Antonio Conte to the club, Julen Lopetegui says he isn't focusing on his future with Real Madrid.

The Spanish manager has come under fire following a poor string of scoreless results, although the club did turn that around a bit with a 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.

Read the full story on Goal!

Donadoni eyed as potential Gattuso replacement

2018-10-24T15:45:53Z

Roberto Donadoni is being eyed as a potential replacement for Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan, according to Correre dello Sport.

Gattuso's future would be in doubt should the club lose to Real Betis in Thursday's Europa League clash as a follow-up to this past weekend's derby loss to Inter.

Donadoni last managed Bologna until this past May when he departed the club following a three-year stint. 

Forest's Karanka and Ipswich's Hurst face sack

2018-10-24T15:22:05Z

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka and Ipswich Town’s Paul Hurst could be sacked if their clubs fail to win on Wednesday, according to the Sun.

Karanka's Forest currently sits 12th in the league and have only one win in four matches, prompting owner Evangelos Marinakis to fly in for the upcoming match against Bolton.

Ipswich, meanwhile, have won just once all season ahead of a match with Leeds. 

Wolves on the hunt for a striker in January

2018-10-24T14:55:09Z

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants a new striker in January and the club are willing to give him money to spend in the transfer window, The Telegraph claims.

Nuno wants a reliable goalscorer to lead his attack first of all, but is also targeting a central midfielder.

Leicester City chase Japan international

2018-10-24T14:29:02Z

Leicester City are considering a move for Japan international Shoya Nakajima, says Nikkan Sports.

The 24-year-old midfielder is currently playing at Portimonense in Portugal, but the English side have been scouting him and are confident of snapping him up for a low fee if he can get a work permit.

Kane told to join Real Madrid before it's too late

2018-10-24T13:56:32Z

Matthaus says the Spanish side the only club for the England star

Real Madrid are the only team Harry Kane should consider joining if he decides to leave Tottenham, says Lothar Matthaus.

The European champions continue to be linked to the Tottenham star and Matthaus believes he should consider making the switch, but must not wait too long to leave Spurs.

Click here to read more

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De Laurentiis keen on Cavani return

2018-10-24T13:27:40Z

Aurelio De Laurentiis says he hopes Edinson Cavani will return to Napoli.

The PSG striker spent three years in Serie A with the club, scoring 104 goals in 138 games.

"It depends only on him. The doors of Napoli are open to him," said De Laurentiis, the club's president.

Read the full story on Goal!

Real Madrid approach Conte

2018-10-24T13:16:59Z

Real Madrid have approached former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte regarding his availability should Julen Lopetegui be sacked, according to Sky Sports.

Conte is said to be Blancos president Florentino Perez's first choice to take over from the under-fire Spaniard, who has endured a torrid start to the season at the Bernabeu.

The report claims that Italian Conte is prepared to return to management should Madrid make a formal move.

'Rodgers will stay at Celtic'

2018-10-24T13:06:10Z

Brendan Rodgers will stay at Celtic despite interest from Newcastle United and Leicester City, according to former Bhoys striker John Hartson.

"I don’t care if Newcastle are looking at him and thinking that he might be the man if they part company with Rafa Benitez or if Leicester are thinking that he might be a better option than Claude Puel.," he wrote in an Evening Times column.

"In terms of money, both of these clubs could blow Celtic entirely out of the water, both in terms of what they can offer on a personal level and on a transfer budget.

"But that isn’t what it is about for Rodgers."

Read the full story on Goal!

Malcom could be set for winter loan move

2018-10-24T12:21:00Z

Barcelona attacker Malcom could push for a January loan move if he does not get more game time under Ernesto Valverde, Sport reports.

With Lionel Messi injured, the Brazilian could feature against Inter in the Champions League, but has thus far played only 25 minutes since moving to Camp Nou.

It is claimed that Barca believe Valverde will give the 21-year-old the chance to shine, but interested parties in Arsenal and Tottenham could be ready to swoop in the winter if things do not change.

Hibs tie down teenage duo

2018-10-24T12:00:00Z

Hibernian have signed Ryan Porteous and Fraser Murray to long-term contracts at the Scottish Premiership side.

Central defender Porteous, 19, and midfielder Murray, also 19, are set to add to their combined 32 appearances for the club, having put pen to paper on deals taking them through until 2023.

“Signing the deal is an amazing thing for me and Ryan,” Fraser told Hibs' website. “I'm really happy that everything has been signed and confirmed.”

If Courtois is a 'snake' then Hazard is too

2018-10-24T11:50:00Z

Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella has highlighted the hypocrisy of fans staying behind Eden Hazard while simultaneously taking aim at Thibaut Courtois.

Sections of the Blues' support openly voice their view that the goalkeeper was in the wrong by publicly courting the Spanish capital club, though continue to back Hazard despite the winger doing the same.

With Courtois' main reason for wanting the move being that he wanted to be close to his children, the shot-stopper should not be called out – and neither should Hazard, should he seal a move to the Bernabeu.

Read Nizaar Kinsella's full feature here

Juve get serious in Tonali race

2018-10-24T11:14:00Z

Juventus have upped their efforts to sign Brescia starlet Sandro Tonali, according to Calciomercato.

The 18-year-old, who has attracted admiring glances from Inter, Sampdoria, Roma and Napoli, is said to be on Roberto Mancini's radar as a future star of the Italian national team.

As such, the Old Lady see Tonali as a sound investment and are taking steps to pull ahead of the pack in the race for his signature.

Bettinelli to sign new Fulham deal

2018-10-24T10:39:00Z

Marcus Bettinelli is closing in on agreeing a new deal with Fulham, Sky Sports reports.

Having helped the Craven Cottage side gain promotion to the Premier League, the fresh terms are said to be a reward for the 26-year-old's development across the past twelve months.

Bettinelli, who was called up to the England squad in September, has just over two years remaining on his current contract.

Barca regretting sending Alcacer to Dortmund

2018-10-24T10:11:58Z

As they prepare for Sunday's Clasico clash with Real Madrid with star man Lionel Messi, Barcelona must be feeling some regret over Paco Alcacer.

The Spanish striker is in incredible form for Borussia Dortmund, having scored 11 goals in seven games for club and country since joining the German side on loan.

And Dortmund will be able to land him on a cut price at the end of the season, which could go down as a massive mistake from Barca.

Read more about Alcacer's incredible rise here

Chelsea to give Rudiger new contract

2018-10-24T09:03:02Z

Chelsea will reward Antonio Rudiger for his excellent start to the season by offering him a new contract.

The Germany international has impressed since his arrival from Roma last year and has quickly become a key part of Maurizio Sarri's team.

And Chelsea hope to tie him to a longer deal and improve his wages to ensure he remains at his best.

Read Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella's full report here

Why Icardi failed at Barcelona

2018-10-24T08:40:01Z

Mauro Icardi's time at Barcelona did not turn out to be the dream move he expected. He joined as a promising youngster the same year as Lionel Messi, but was unable to integrate at La Masia because he did not suit their style on the field and was quiet off of it.

Now shining for Serie A giants Inter, however, it has all worked out well for Icardi, but what exactly when wrong for him at Catalunya?

Read the full story here!

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Alonso signs new Chelsea deal

2018-10-24T07:22:57Z

Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract which keeps him tied to Chelsea until 2023.

The defender has impressed since his arrival from Fiorentina two years ago and is impressing under new coach Maurizio Sarri.

And he was happy to renew his contract with the Stamford Bridge club by putting pen to paper.

Click here to read the full story

Mourinho hints that Man Utd must spend to rejoin elite

2018-10-24T04:38:52Z

Jose Mourinho has dropped yet another hint that he is unhappy with the club's transfer business. 

After falling to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, the Manchester United boss spoke of the "big desire to have a big future" shown by the Italian giants in signing such stars as Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci this summer. 

Read his full comments right here on Goal

Chelsea sign promising TPS goalkeeper Bergstrom

2018-10-24T02:59:01Z

Chelsea have signed promising 16-year-old goalkeeper Lucas Bergstrom to a youth contract, the players' current club, TPS, announced.  

The Finnish prospect has represented his country on the U-16 and U-17 levels. 

Schelotto to replace Tata?

2018-10-24T02:10:10Z

Boca Juniors manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto is being tipped as a potential replacement for Gerardo "Tata" Martino. 

The 45-year-old has been linked with multiple positions in MLS, having been a star attraction in the league between 2007 and 2010. 

And Ole now claims that that the former Columbus Crew star is in line to take over for Atlanta United

On Tuesday the Eastern Conference leaders announced that their current boss, who has been linked with taking over Mexico's national side, would be leaving at the end of the season. 

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Waston to leave Vancouver this winter

2018-10-24T00:51:47Z

Costa Rica international Kendall Waston is reportedly on his way out of Vancouver. 

The Whitecaps have already parted ways with manager Carl Robinson, and a report from outlet YashinQuesada.com, from the defender's home country, claims he will not be sticking with the MLS side this offseason. 

Chelsea to offer Rudiger new deal

2018-10-23T23:55:58Z

Chelsea are set to offer defender Antonio Rudiger an improved contract, reports the Daily Mail.

The German international still has three years left on his current deal, but Chelsea want to reward the 25-year-old for his strong start to the season. 

Rudiger has become a vital part of Chelsea's defense under Maurizio Sarri, forming an effective pairing with David Luiz. 

PSG to make huge offer for Griezmann

2018-10-23T22:38:55Z

The French side are dreaming of pairing the Atletico star with his international team-mate Kylian Mbappe

PSG are set to make a huge offer for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, claims OK Diario.

Though Griezmann only recently signed a new deal with Atleti, the Ligue 1 champions are willing to pay his €150 million (£133m/$172m) release clause and offer him an annual salary of €35m (£31m/$40m) net. 

PSG are planning for the possible exit of Edinson Cavani and/or Neymar, and view Griezmann as the ideal option to reinforce their attack. 

Madrid confirm Lopetegui will be in charge for El Clasico

2018-10-23T22:16:37Z

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has confirmed that under-fire manager Julen Lopetegui will be in charge for El Clasico.

Lopetegui has seen his position called into question following a terrible run of form, with Madrid far from convincing in Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen. 

Though reports have suggested Lopetegui could be sacked imminently, he will be in charge for Sunday's El Clasico clash with Barcelona.

Read what Butragueno had to say about Lopetegui's future right here!

Alonso signs new Chelsea deal

2018-10-23T21:53:42Z

Marcos Alonso has signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him with the club through 2023, reports ESPN FC. 

The 27-year-old has developed into a key contributor for the Blues since his 2016 arrival, operating as an attacking left-back. 

With interest from all over Europe developing for Alonso, Chelsea have taken action to tie down the Spain international. 

Dortmund interested in Hazard

2018-10-23T21:50:13Z

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach star Thorgan Hazard, claims Fussball Transfers. 

The 25-year-old winger is off to a hot start in 2018-19, scoring seven goals and adding four assists in just nine appearances. 

Dortmund are well stocked at the winger position, but could move for Hazard should they be forced to sell one of their young stars Jadon Sancho, Christian Pulisic or Jacob Bruun Larsen.

Lloris not expecting to finish career at Tottenham

2018-10-23T21:46:33Z

Hugo Lloris is not expecting to see out his career at Tottenham.

The France goalkeeper is under contract with Spurs until 2022, but has admitted he sees another move before he hangs up his boots. 

Lloris joined Tottenham in 2012, and will be 35 when his deal expires. 

Read what Lloris had to say right here!