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Huddersfield sack Siewert


Huddersfield Town have announced they have sacked head coach Jan Siewert after losing to Fulham on Friday.

Siewert took over during the 2018-19 season after David Wagner departed via mutual consent and was unable to keep the Terriers up.

Huddersfield failed to win any of their first four games, losing two of their first three Championship matches, leading to Siewert's dismissal.

Dzeko extends Roma contract to 2022


Roma have announced Edin Dzeko has signed a new three-year contract.

Dzeko was reportedly a target for Inter before they sealed a deal for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, and was still linked to the Nerazzurri after the Belgian was brought in.

But the 33-year-old has now committed his future to the Giallorossi by agreeing new terms on Friday.

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Rami could join Nice


Adil Rami is in discussions with Patrick Vieira and Nice after his departure from Marseille, reports le10sport.

Rami has gotten interest from Toulouse and Rennes, as well as Liga MX side Tigres.

But Rami does not want to move to Mexico, and would prefer to remain in the south of France, which has opened up the possibility of a move to Nice.

Bayern & Man Utd target Bergwijn commits to PSV


PSV star Steven Bergwijn has signed a new five-year contract as the Eredivisie giants appear to have warded off interest from Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

The 21-year-old winger has been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs after a breakout 2018-19 Eredivisie campaign, which saw him score 14 goals and add 12 assists for the Dutch runners-up.

However, despite reports of interest from Man Utd, Sevilla, Ajax and the German champions, Bergwijn has elected to put pen to paper on a new deal that takes him through June 2023.

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Barca confirm Coutinho agreement with Bayern


Barcelona have confirmed that an agreement is in place to loan Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich.

After a disappointing first full season with Barca, Coutinho was offered to a number of Premier League clubs before the English transfer window slammed shut but nothing materialised, and a move to the Bundesliga now appears to be the next stage of Coutinho's journey.

An agreement in principle is in place between the two clubs with the deal almost complete but not formally closed, with the player being left out of Barcelona's La Liga season opener against Athletic Bilbao as his move to the Bundesliga champions inches closer. 

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Roma sign Mert Cetin for €3m


Roma have confirmed the signing of Yildrim Mert Cetin from Turkish Super Lig side Genclerbirligi for €3 million (£2.7m/$3.3m).

His former club will earn 10% of any future sale if the transfer fee exceeds €5m (£4.5m/$5.5m).

The 22-year-old centre-back joins the Serie A side on a five-year deal.


Atletico withdraw €60m Rodrigo bid


Valencia general director Mateu Alemany has revealed Atletico Madrid’s offer for Rodrigo is “no longer on the table” ahead of the new La Liga campaign.

The Spanish international had been the subject of an alleged €60 million (£54.8m/$66.5m) bid from Los Rojiblancos ahead of their season opener against Getafe this weekend.

The move was expected to be made official ahead of the opening round of league fixtures, however, club bosses have confirmed any deal to take the Brazilian-born forward to the Spanish capital is now off.

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Newcastle defender Watts joins Stevenage on loan


Newcastle United's Kelland Watts has joined Stevenage on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old centre-back was a regular for Newcastle's reserve team last year, making 29 appearances and scoring one goal.

He will now further his development in League Two and Stevenage - who have lost both of their first two league games - will hope he can help to plug their leaky back-line.

Chelsea demand €25m for Roma target Zappacosta


Chelsea have placed a €25 million (£23m/$27.7m) price tag on defender Davide Zappacosta as they look to offload the Italy international.

The 27-year-old is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, with new manager Frank Lampard set to favour academy graduate Reece James as deputy for Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back.

Goal can confirm that Roma have made an enquiry as to the availability of Zappacosta, but it is understood that paying such a price is beyond their means and could explore a loan-to-buy deal in a bid to lower the costs due this summer in a bid to get their man.

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Batshuayi set to stay at Chelsea


Michy Batshuayi is set to stay at Chelsea, according to Frank Lampard.

Belgium international striker Batshuayi is among those to have been linked with a move elsewhere, but Lampard claims the 25-year-old – who has had loan spells at Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace in recent times – remains an important part of his plans.

“[Batshuayi is] very much our player and competing with particularly with Tammy [Abraham] and Oli [Giroud] for that space [up front],” Lampard said.

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Monaco eye Sturridge as potential Falcao replacement


Monaco are looking at Daniel Sturridge as an option to replace Radamel Falcao if he leaves this summer, according to L'Equipe.

Falcao is considering joining Turkish outfit Galatasaray and the Ligue 1 side see Sturridge, a free agent, as an ideal replacement at the point of their attack.

The striker, 29, hit four goals and registered two assists despite playing just 818 minutes of football across all competitions last term.

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Jones signs new Liverpool deal


Curtis Jones has signed a new, long-term deal with Liverpool.

The midfielder, 18, was into the last year of his contract but has committed his future to the Reds.

He made his senior debut on the left wing in the 2-1 against Wolves in the FA Cup last season. 

Celtic offer Ajer new contract


Celtic are set to offer Kristoffer Ajer a new contract, according to The Daily Record.

The 21-year-old centre-back was linked with both AC Milan and Leicester City this summer but Neil Lennon has insisted the Norway international is a big part of his plans.

As a result, the Hoops are set to offer the defender fresh terms to ward off any potential suitors.

Man Utd links were just paper talk - Savic


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was once again linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer, but the Lazio midfielder claims such speculation was merely “paper talk”.

Transfer talk has surrounded the Serbia international for some time, with his reputation having been enhanced during a productive spell in the Italian capital.

At just 24 years of age, there is considered to still be plenty of potential to be unlocked in his game.

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Napoli reject £55m bid for Allan from Atletico


Atletico Madrid have seen a £55 million ($67m) offer for Napoli midfielder Allan rejected this week, according to Tuttosport via ESPN.

Diego Simeone has identified the Brazilian as a possible replacement for Rodri, who joined Manchester City in July.

Allan contributed one goal and three assists in 33 Serie A matches for Napoli last season.

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Chelsea demand €25m from Roma for Zappacosta


Chelsea have placed a €25 million (£23m/$27.7m) price tag on defender Davide Zappacosta as they look to offload the Italy international.

The 27-year-old is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, with new manager Frank Lampard set to favour academy graduate Reece James as deputy for Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back.

Goal can confirm that Roma have made an enquiry as to the availability of Zappacosta, but it is understood that paying such a price is beyond their means.

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Dzeko could stay at Roma amid Inter links


Roma striker Edin Dzeko may end up staying at Stadio Olimpico, despite being the subject of interest from Inter - as per Corriere Dello Sport.

After Romelu Lukaku's arrival at San Siro, the Nerazzurri may have no need for the Bosnian, with the Italian transfer window set to shut on August 23.

Dzeko scored nine goals in 33 Serie A appearances for Roma last term.

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Ex-Bayern Munich boss slams Sane and Guardiola over transfer saga


Pep Guardiola and Leroy Sane should have been clear over the Manchester City's star's future while Bayern Munich were trying to arrange a transfer, according to ex-Bayern boss Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Hitzfeld, who enjoyed two spells in charge at Bayern between 1998 and 2008, has blamed Sane for failing to clarify if he was open to a move before being ruled out of action for seven months.

"I did not find it correct from Sane that he did not announce himself, neither to Bayern nor to Manchester City," said the 70-year-old.

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Carlisle swoop for promising Newcastle striker


Promising Newcastle United youngster Elias Sorensen has joined Carlisle United on loan until the end of the season, reports ChronicleLive.

The League Two club moved for the 19-year-old forward after he netted over 20 goals for club and country last season when starring in Newcastle's Under-23 side.

Carlisle manager Steven Pressley said: "We’re delighted that we’ve got this over line. He was a main target, then he dropped off the radar, but it came alive again last week and we’ve managed to see it through."

Zidane faces questions on Neymar and Pogba


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was in no mood to talk about possible transfer deals involving Neymar and Paul Pogba ahead of his club's opening La Liga fixture this weekend.

Speaking at his pre-Celta Vigo press conference, the 47-year-old Frenchman played down any suggestion that either player could arrive in the Spanish captial before next month's transfer deadline.

"Paul Pogba is a Manchester United player and we must respect this," he told the press on Friday morning. "I’m happy with my players.

“Neymar is not a Real Madrid player. The important thing is the players who are here.”

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Celtic suffer blow in race for Tierney replacement


Celtic have been dealt a potentially damaging blow in their search for Kieran Tierney's replacement, with transfer target Birger Meling revealing he would find it difficult to leave Rosenborg if they advance in the Champions League.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon is in the market for a new left-back following Tierney's switch to Arsenal, but according to VG in Norway, they could struggle to land Meling should the defender's current employers make the group stages of Europe's premier club competition.

"It is clear that if you make it to the Champions League, it will be terribly difficult to go away," said the 24-year-old Norwegian international. "When you play international matches, whether it’s for Rosenborg or for Norway, you know that people are watching the matches."

Butland ready to move overseas in bid to save England career


Stoke City stopper Jack Butland is ready to turn his back on domestic football in his homecountry in a bid to save his England career ahead of next year's European Championships.

As reported by The Mail, the 26-year-old was of interest to both Bournemouth and Aston Villa this summer, but his alleged £30 million price tag is understood to have scuppered his chances of a move away from the Championship club.

Now, the former Birmingham City goalkeeper, who has nine caps for the Three Lions, is prepared to move to the continent before the transfer window closes in countries such as Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, France and Portugal on September 2.

Tottenham confirm Kazaiah Sterling loan move


Tottenham yougster Kazaiah Sterling has joined League One club Doncaster Rovers for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign.

Spurs confirmed the news via their official Twitter account on Friday.

The 20-year-old forward made eight appearances during a loan spell at Sunderland last season, scoring one goal in the process.

Jenas sees positives despite failed Tottenham transfers


Tottenham may have failed to get deals done for Paulo Dybala or Bruno Fernandes, but Jermaine Jenas considers moves for both to be a statement of intent from the north London outfit.

Neither Dybala nor Fernandes arrived, but Jenas believes Mauricio Pochettino’s side have shown that they mean business and will be in the market for more marquee additions in January.

The former Spurs midfielder said: “Buying-wise, I was pleased with Tottenham's summer transfer window despite them failing to get the Paulo Dybala deal over the line."

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Liverpool pull plug on Lovren's move to Roma


Dejan Lovren’s proposed move from Liverpool to Roma is off, Goal can confirm.

The Croatia defender was the subject of strong interest from the Serie A side, and was ready to call time on his five-year Anfield career as he looks to secure first-team football.

Roma had indicated they would be prepared for pay an initial £15 million ($18m) to sign the 30-year-old, with Liverpool ready to reluctantly allow the centre-back to leave.

Solskjaer spells out Sanchez situation


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refuted claims that Alexis Sanchez has been made to train with Manchester United’s reserves and says he is still expecting the Chilean to “come good”.

It has been suggested, with windows still open across Europe, that Sanchez could be moved on this summer, with United prepared to cut their losses and sanction a switch elsewhere.

But Solskjaer insists Sanchez remains part of his plans and is not in the process of being frozen out.

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Freedman explains Palace's lack of summer spending


Crystal Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman says inflated player prices are the reason behind the club's failure to spend their £50 million Aaron Wan-Bissaka windfall this summer.

The full-back completed his big-money move to Manchester United in June, but Palace remained frugal during the transfer window. "People know we have got a bit of money from the Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal so prices are inflated," Freedman told the Balance podcast.

"It is the first time we've been in this position, it is very difficult. Every Palace fan out there, of course they want us to sign some players and I get that but we also want to be responsible."

AC Milan target Tottenham's Aurier


AC Milan have identified Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier as a possible replacement for Andrea Conti, who is set to leave San Siro and join Werder Bremen.

Calcio Mercato reports that the Bundesliga side have already submitted a bid to take Conti on loan and Milan want Aurier to fill the 25-year-old's boots.

Aurier was restricted to just eight appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham last term.

Celtic eyeing transfer swoop for Ibe


Bournemouth winger Jordan Ibe is the subject of interest from Celtic, according to The Sun.

The Scottish champions want to take the 23-year-old on loan, but Italian giants Napoli have also enquired about his availability.

Ibe contributed one goal and one assist in 19 Premier League appearances for Bournemouth last season.

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Missing out on Coutinho is no blow for Arsenal, says Winterburn


Missing out on a deal to bring Philippe Coutinho back to the Premier League from Barcelona is no blow for Arsenal, says Nigel Winterburn.

It was suggested, as the Premier League deadline drew ever closer, that the Gunners were exploring the option of returning the former Liverpool playmaker to English football.

Barca were eager to part with the Brazilian in an ongoing effort to re-sign Neymar and Premier League sides were considered to be the best fit.

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PSG want Dembele & Coutinho in exchange for Neymar


French champions outline acceptable Barca offer

Paris Saint Germain will only sell Neymar if Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are included as part of the deal, according to Diario Sport.

The Ligue 1 giants value the Brazilian at €222 million ($246m, £203m) and feel only a prized Barca duo will come close to matching their valuation in any potential deal.

The Spanish champions are reluctant to offload Dembele, but they are confident Neymar's return to Camp Nou can be arranged over the next week.

Atletico set sights on Ndidi


Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, according to Legit.

The Spanish giants have identified the 22-year-old as the ideal replacement for Rodri, who joined Manchester City at the start of July.

Ndidi scored twice in 38 Premier League appearances for Leicester last season.

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Waiting for Madrid: Pogba's brother not ruling out summer move


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is 'waiting' for Real Madrid to launch a formal offer for his services, according to Mathias Pogba, who claims 'anything can happen' before the Spanish transfer deadline on September 2.

He also insisted that his sibling will stay professional while he remains at Old Trafford, citing Neymar as a player who has done the opposite as he looks to manufacture a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Phillips on the brink of penning new Leeds deal


Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is set to end months of speculation regarding his future by signing a new contract at Elland Road, according to The Athletic.

Wolves and Aston Villa were heaviliy linked with a move for the 23-year-old during the summer transfer window, but reports suggest a new long-term deal with a significant pay rise will be enough to keep Phillips at his hometown club.

Barnes: Nobody out there who could make Liverpool's XI


Liverpool resisted the urge to spend over the summer because there is nobody “out there who can come into the first team”, says club legend John Barnes.

A lack of movement at Anfield in the most recent window came as a surprise to some. Jurgen Klopp made only minor tweaks to his squad, with youngsters Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg acquired with one eye on the future.

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Manchester United failed with late Koulibaly bid


Reports in Italy suggest Manchester United failed to sign Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly on transfer deadline day despite lodging an £82 million bid for the Senegalese defender.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Red Devils saw their last-ditch offer rejected by the Serie A club, before eventually signing Harry Maguire for £80m from Leicester City.

Colback set to ride out the storm at Newcastle after squad snub


Newcastle United cast-off Jack Colback is willing to bide his time for the next five months in the hope of making the club's squad list in January, reports the Northern Echo.

The Geordie midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, was left out of Steve Bruce's 25-man Premier League squad, though he can still play in the Carabao Cup.

Now 29 and in the final year of his Magpies contract, Colback is not entertaining the possibility of a move overseas, while his alleged £35,000-per-week wages would scupper any chance of a move to Scotland.

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'Lukaku was too heavy for Manchester United'


Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister believes Romelu Lukaku was 'too heavy' to succeed at Old Trafford this season. 

The former Everton striker was sold to Inter before the Premier League season began, with the Red Devils shining in his absence as they fired four goals past Chelsea in a 4-0 win. 

And according to Pallister, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's intended style of play this season meant Lukaku's size would have worked against him this term.

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Juventus still hoping to offload Dybala


Juventus are still hopeful of selling Paulo Dybala before the European transfer deadline according to the Independent - but are yet to receive any further offers for the Argentine.

Tottenham and Manchester United were both heavily linked with the 25-year-old forward before the summer window closed for business in England earlier this month.

However, the Serie A champions have not ruled out selling the former Palermo man in the immediate future, with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici saying: “The market is open and there is interest, but there are no names closer to a sale.”

Forster lined up for Celtic return


Scottish champions Celtic are set to approach Southampton in an effort to take former goalkeeper Fraser Forster back to Glasgow, reports The Sun.

The 31-year-old stopper currently finds himself behind Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy in the pecking order at St Mary’s, and Hoops boss Neil Lennon could make an approach after Scott Bain was ruled out for up to two months following a hand injury in Tuesday's Champions League defeat to Cluj.

Forster became a mainstay under Lennon at Celtic Park during his previous stay, making over 100 appearances before a £10million move to the Premier League in 2014.

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Madrid no longer interested in selling James


Real Madrid are no longer interested in selling James Rodriguez, the Mirror reports. 

The midfielder had reportedly been offered to PSG, but with the club's struggles in the pre-season, it is claimed that Zinedine Zidane has changed his mind about letting the Colombian leave. 


LAFC sends three out on loan


Los Angeles FC has sent three players out on loan to the second tier of U.S. Soccer. 

El Salvador international Rodolfo Zelaya was among the players sent out on loan and will join the Las Vegas Lights. 

Mandzukic not a Bayern Munich target


Bayern Munich are not interested in signing Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, according to Bild

The club were linked to the 33-year-old, but the report claims that Bayern bosses said he was "out of the question" as a signing for the German giants. 

Kamara: Maybe if I was a U.S. international teams would keep me


Kei Kamara is of the opinion that he may have switched around MLS as much as he had because he's not a U.S. national team star. 

The forward, who has scored over 100 goals in MLS and has put up 10 goal seasons for a record five different clubs, has spent time with seven MLS outfits over the course of his career and sits fifth all-time in the MLS scoring charts. 

“I don’t know, it’s kind of weird. Maybe if I was a US international striker, anytime I score double-digit goals, a team would try to keep me," Kamara told "I’m an easy guy, easy-going. I’ve been traded over the years a few times so maybe teams don’t mind ... A striker that scores goals for the team, you don’t expect him to move."

Pavon 'too good' for MLS - Ibrahimovic


Cristian Pavon won't be in MLS for long, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

The Argentina international has caught the eye since moving to the LA Galaxy, and his older team-mate doesn't think he'll hang around Stateside for very long. 

"I think MLS will not have him for a long time," Ibrahimovic told ESPN. "We should enjoy him while he is here."​

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LAFC lower Rossi asking price


Los Angeles FC has lowered the asking price for winger Diego Rossi. 

Gianluca Di Marzio claims the MLS side have come down to €12 million (£​11m/$13m), helping close the gap with Fiorentina, who could get a deal done before the close of the European transfer window. 

West Ham wanted to keep Adrian


Manuel Pellegrini says he wanted to keep goalkeeper Adrian at West Ham instead of let him join Liverpool.

Adrian left the Hammers for free at the end of last season before joining Liverpool, where he has already won the UEFA Super Cup.

Although Pellegrini is happy to see him succeed, he says he tried to get him to stay at the London side.

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Maguire snubbed giant Man City offer


Harry Maguire rejected a huge contract from Manchester City in order to join Manchester United instead, according to The Daily Star.

The centre-back became the most expensive defender ever when he joined the Red Devils from Leicester City.

But he could have earned around £100,000 more each week had he joined their fiercest rivals, as City had offered him around a £278,000 wage.

PSG to send Choupo-Moting on loan


Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is close to joining Lecce on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports the attacker has already started talks with the Italian side after PSG gave the green light for him to go out on loan.

Bayern told to pay €40m for Werner


RB Leipzig have raised their asking price for striker Timo Werner to €40 million (£37m/$44m), according to Bild.

Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign the Germany international, but Napoli, Roma and Valencia are also interested.

Bayern are willing to offer €25m for Werner, who is in the last year of his contract, but Leipzig are holding out for much more.

Rangers sign King on loan


Rangers have signed midfielder Andy King on loan from Leicester for the season. 

The Wales international attended the Glasgow side’s 3-1 win over Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday before the deal was confirmed after full-time. 

The 30-year-old joined Leicester in 2004 and made 379 appearances for the club and spent the last 18 months on loan at Swansea and Derby before becoming Rangers’ 10th signing of the summer. 

Real Madrid secure funding for Neymar deal


Spanish giants to offer €120m plus one or two players

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has secured a loan to help finance a bid for Neymar, Sport says.

Los Blancos are in a race with Barcelona to buy the Brazil star from Paris Saint-Germain and are now ready to start talks with the French giants. Madrid will offer around €120 million (£110m/$133m), plus one or two players in exchange for the 27-year-old. 

Madrid have also already been in talks with Neymar's agent and he is ready to move to the Santiago Bernabeu if they can agree terms with PSG. 

Butland seeks move abroad


Jack Butland is considering a move abroad before the summer transfer window closes, Daily Mail reports

The goalkeeper had been linked to a switch to Bournemouth, but the Premier League side would not match Stoke’s £30 million ($36m) asking price. 

Butland wants to stay in contention for a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad and believes a move to another country would increase his chances.