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Spotify CEO offers to buy Arsenal from Kroenke

2021-04-23T21:30:12Z

Kane admits he was 'surprised' by Mourinho sacking

2021-04-23T21:00:40Z

Tottenham star Harry Kane admitted that Jose Mourinho's recent sacking came as a surprise to him, saying he only learned of the move minutes before it happened.

Mourinho was let go as Spurs head coach on Monday after a year and a half in charge, with Ryan Mason replacing him on a caretaker basis.

Kane added that he had a "great relationship" with the Portuguese, who failed to win a trophy during his time in north London.

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Soteldo wants Toronto FC move

2021-04-23T20:30:16Z

Santos star Yeferson Soteldo has revealed his desire to move to MLS with Toronto FC. 

"The offer I've seen from Toronto is very good for the club, it will help ease their debts and will also guarantee my future and my family's," the Venezuela ace told Globoesporte.

'Lampard was not ready for Chelsea job'

2021-04-23T20:00:58Z

Chelsea star Jorginho believes that the Blues job proved too much, too soon for Frank Lampard, whom the Brazilian claims did not have the necessary experience for such a post. 

Lampard was appointed Chelsea manager in 2019 after a single year at Championship side Derby County. 

And while he had a decent debut season back at Stamford Bridge, a string of disappointing results this term saw him lose his job in January. 

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Konate agrees to five-year Liverpool contract

2021-04-23T19:30:06Z

Campagna signs Whitecaps deal

2021-04-23T19:00:44Z

Barca want Ruiz back from PSG

2021-04-23T18:17:35Z

Barcelona are trying to bring midfielder Kays Ruiz back to the club, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The 18-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season and the Catalan side are in talks to sign him.

Hunou joins Minnesota United

2021-04-23T17:28:37Z

West Ham consider Areola move

2021-04-23T17:00:01Z

West Ham United are looking to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain, reports the Express

Areola has impressed on loan at Fulham this season in the Premier League, but is unwilling to commit to a permanent move to Craven Cottage if the club goes down to the Championship.

Giggs removed from Euro 2020 command

2021-04-23T16:30:28Z

Wales have confirmed that their manager, ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, will not be in charge of the national team at Euro 2020 after being charged with assault and actual bodily harm on Friday. 

Giggs, 47, was also charged with a single count of coercive and controlling behaviour. 

The charges relate to an incident to which police were called towards the end of 2020 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Officers were called by two women, one of who received treatment for injuries. 

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Lazio strike agreement with Santos for Kaio Jorge

2021-04-23T16:00:37Z

Man City complete £9m deal for Brazilian wonderkid Kayky

2021-04-23T15:30:08Z

Manchester City have signed 17-year-old winger Kayky from Brazilian club Fluminense for a fee believed to be worth around £9 million ($12m) plus add-ons.

The teenager is set to remain in Brazil until the end of the 2021 season before either moving to City or going out on loan.

Goal revealed in January that City were close to signing the highly-rated Kayky, who was also wanted by Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Ramos talks fall apart at Real (AS)

2021-04-23T15:00:00Z

Blancos star heading towards free agency

Discussions regarding a new contract for Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid have broken down, claims AS.

The World Cup winner is due to hit free agency in the summer and the Blancos have been unable to agree fresh terms with their long-serving captain.

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Sheringham sees Kane snubbing switch to 'anywhere in the world'

2021-04-23T14:45:00Z

Carabao Cup success could be enough to keep Harry Kane at Tottenham, says Teddy Sheringham, with a loyal frontman being tipped to stay put despite having the option to "go anywhere he wants in the world".

Sheringham has told the Evening Standard: "He could go anywhere he wants in the world, but I think he's happy. If he wins his first trophy on Sunday, I think he will stay."

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Roma ready raid for Vestergaard

2021-04-23T14:30:00Z

Roma are preparing to make a move for Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard, claims Tuttomercatoweb.

Juventus have also been linked with a bid to take the towering centre-half to Serie A.

Juve prepare contract extension for Cuadrado

2021-04-23T14:15:00Z

Juventus are, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, ready to hand Juan Cuadrado a contract extension.

The versatile Colombian is set to see another 12 months added to a deal that is due to expire in 2022.

Solskjaer wants Pjanic at Man Utd (Fichajes)

2021-04-23T14:00:00Z

Barca midfielder on Red Devils' radar

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked the Manchester United board to land him Miralem Pjanic, claims Fichajes.

The Red Devils are keen to add another midfield playmaker to their ranks, with a raid on Barcelona now being planned.

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King in talks over move to Turkey

2021-04-23T13:45:00Z

Josh King appears set to sever ties with Everton this summer, with Football Insider reporting that he is in talks with Galatasaray.

The Norwegian striker joined the Toffees on a short-term contract in the winter transfer window, but is now ready to take on a new challenge.

Barca readying three-year contract for Messi (ESPN)

2021-04-23T13:30:00Z

Fresh terms about to be tabled

Barcelona are preparing a new three-year contract for Lionel Messi, reports ESPN.

The 33-year-old will see his current deal expire in the summer, but fresh terms are about to be tabled for a Camp Nou talisman.

Nagelsmann interested in Spurs post (ESPN)

2021-04-23T13:15:00Z

Tottenham post intrigues top target

Julian Nagelsmann holds "an active interest" in taking charge at Tottenham, claims ESPN.

Spurs are in the market for another coach after sacking Jose Mourinho, with a highly-rated tactician currently working at RB Leipzig said to figure prominently on their radar.

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Liverpool-linked Kamara to consider Marseille future

2021-04-23T13:00:00Z

Boubacar Kamara will consider his future at Marseille in the summer, amid reports of interest from Premier League champions Liverpool.

The 21-year-old versatile midfielder has been a bright spark in a turbulent season for OM, however, his contract expires in summer 2022.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Marseille's Ligue 1 clash with Reims this weekend, Kamara said: "Since I was little, I have been at OM. I have never known anything else. I have never felt the sensation of leaving. With everything I have lived at OM, I think I'm ready to go anywhere. 

"It's more the sporting project that can convince me to stay. I have lived a bit here. It's four years that I've been here so it's the project that will make me make the decision, but I remain focused on the end of the season, then we will all sit down and think."

Flick 'wanted Can, Maier or Meyer at Bayern'

2021-04-23T12:29:51Z

Hansi Flick's dissatisfaction at Bayern Munich was deepened when he was unable to sign a series of midfield targets last summer, according to the podcast Bayern Insider.

Flick has announced his intention to leave Bayern this summer despite delivering a treble last summer amid conflicts with the directors.

He reportedly wanted to sign Emre Can from Borussia Dortmund, as well as Hertha Berlin's Arne Maier and former Crystal Palace midfielder Max Meyer, but none of those moves were sanctioned.

Everton 'leading chase for Aarons' (Fabrizio Romano)

2021-04-23T11:59:32Z

The Norwich right back has been linked with several major European clubs

Everton are at the head of the queue when it comes to signing Norwich right back Max Aarons, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The England U21 international has played a key role in the Canaries' promotion to the Premier League this season, but may not stay at Carrow Road as several major clubs target his signing.

According to Romano, Everton started talks with Aarons in February and can offer him immediate first-team football, which puts them ahead of Bayern Munich and Manchester United, among others.

Berbatov: I had to leave Spurs to succeed, Kane is the same

2021-04-23T11:29:41Z

Harry Kane must leave Tottenham if he wants to win trophies regularly says Dimitar Berbatov - because that was the situation the former Spurs forward found himself in during his own career.

Berbatov told The Telegraph: “I was thinking about my own success, my personal path in football because me, coming from a small country, I always wanted my whole career to play for one football club like Maldini, like Giggs.

“Then when you hear that one of the biggest clubs wants you after you’ve tasted the success of winning a trophy, let me tell you something, things change dramatically. Because you think, ‘this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to win more, so I’m not going to miss it’.

“That’s why I took that decision and, probably, we will see it happen again soon because Harry Kane is in my position now where I was before. It’s difficult, it’s stressful, a lot of questions in your head, but in the end I needed to write my own story in football.”

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Burnley 'want Bentaleb on free transfer'

2021-04-23T11:00:07Z

Burnley want to sign Nabil Bentaleb when his Schalke contract expires this summer, according to Lancs Live.

The 26-year-old midfielder has plenty of Premier League experience, having started his career at Tottenham and previously spent time on loan at Newcastle.

The Algeria international looks likely to leave Schalke at the end of the season, following their relegation from Bundesliga.

Werner in 'everybody is happy' claim amid Chelsea exit talk

2021-04-23T10:39:45Z

Timo Werner says "everybody is happy" at Chelsea despite reports of possible exits from Stamford Bridge as Thomas Tuchel tinkers with his attacking plans.

Speaking on Chelsea's 'Mike'd Up' series, Germany international Werner said: "I think he, like everybody can see, changed a lot of players and type of how we play like the manager before, but I think it’s the new system we play now with three in the back. 

"It gives us a little bit of rotation in our squad that everybody is happy and everybody can play in their best positions.

'Draxler to leave PSG' (Sport1)

2021-04-23T10:20:00Z

The midfielder will reportedly become a free agent in the summer

Julian Draxler has decided to leave PSG when his contract expires this summer, according to SPORT1.

The midfielder has been a fringe player at Parc des Princes and his departure will be officially announced after PSG's Champions League semi-final first leg clash with Manchester City next week.

Despite reports Draxler has been offered to Bayern Munich, he is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

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Bayern 'unlikely to move for Neuhaus this summer' (Bild)

2021-04-23T10:00:05Z

The Bundesliga champions have been linked with the Gladbach midfielder

Bayern Munich will not move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus this summer due to the financial constraints enforced by Covid-19, according to Bild.

Neuhaus has been one of the standout individual performers in Bundesliga this season, leading to several reports linking him with the German champions.

However Bayern are going to hold off on big money signings this year as they tighten their belt - but a move in 2022 for Neuhaus remains possible.

Varane 'prefers Man Utd over PSG' (AS)

2021-04-23T09:30:18Z

The defender could leave Real Madrid this summer and is reportedly keen on Old Trafford

Raphael Varane would like to move to Manchester United if he leaves Real Madrid in the summer, according to AS.

Varane has just one year left on his contract in Spain and is attracting interest from across Europe.

AS say the 27-year-old would like to play in the Premier League, giving United the edge over the Ligue 1 champions.

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Norwich must keep key players after promotion - Newsome

2021-04-23T08:59:30Z

Former Norwich defender Jon Newsome has warned the club's recruitment could go into "overdrive" if they allow key players to leave following promotion.

The Canaries have returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking, however stars such as Emi Buendia and Max Aarons have been linked with moves away, while Oliver Skipp is set to return to Tottenham after his succesful loan.

Newsome told Football League World: “The great season that they’ve had, there will be questions over Max Aarons, Buendia, are they going to be able to keep Skipp?

“Suddenly, if there’s two or three incredible offers come in for some of the players that the club can’t turn down, your recruitment drive goes into overdrive.”

Conte needs 'clear project' to commit future to Inter

2021-04-23T08:30:00Z

Antonio Conte has given no assurances about his future at Inter, despite the club closing in on the Serie A title.

Speaking on Wednesday after the draw with Spezia, Conte said: "Do I see myself at Inter for a long time? Today we can only affect the present. We know that the club's programs have changed for many reasons. At the end of the season we will have to clarify, this is inevitable. And the fans deserve it.

"If there is a clear project? Then yes ".

Ziyech feeling happy at Chelsea

2021-04-23T08:00:00Z

Hakim Ziyech has seen questions asked of his future at Chelsea, but Soccer News says the Morocco international is feeling happy at Stamford Bridge.

A man who moved to west London from Ajax during the summer of 2020 has not been guaranteed a starting berth during his debut campaign in England.

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Man Utd make interest known in Ronaldo return (Gazzetta dello Sport)

2021-04-23T07:45:00Z

Red Devils open to bringing Portuguese back

Manchester United have, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, made their interest known in taking Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

Contact is said to have been made with the Portuguese's agent, Jorge Mendes, with it claimed that a five-time Ballon d'Or could be prised from Juventus for just £26 million ($36m) this summer.

Rangers convinced they can keep Gerrard

2021-04-23T07:30:00Z

Rangers are, according to GiveMeSport, convinced that they can keep Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

The Scottish champions have seen their manager linked with a vacant post at Tottenham, but the Old Firm giants expect a highly-rated coach to stay put.

Leeds & Burnley looking at Johnson

2021-04-23T07:00:00Z

Leeds and Burnley are, according to The Athletic, among those keeping a close eye on Wales international Brennan Johnson.

The highly-rated forward is currently on loan at Lincoln from Nottingham Forest, but his stock is soaring and a summer switch could be on the cards.

Liverpool in the hunt for Hlozek

2021-04-23T06:30:00Z

Liverpool are looking into a deal for Sparta Prague striker sensation Adam Hlozek, claims Football Insider.

The 18-year-old has scored five goals and provided eight assists this season, bringing his potential onto the radar of top clubs across Europe.

Cavani reiterates desire to leave Man Utd

2021-04-23T06:00:00Z

Edinson Cavani has reiterated that he wishes to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, reports Depo.

The experienced striker, who only joined the Red Devils as a free agent in 2020, has been linked with a move to Boca Juniors.

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Locatelli a top target for Juventus

2021-04-23T04:00:34Z

Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli has been highlighted as a top transfer target for Juventus.

Calciomercato reports the Turin giants are determined to land the midfielder and are making his signing a priority this summer.

Villa won't keep Barkley on permanent deal - Smith

2021-04-23T03:00:14Z

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has suggested Ross Barkley will not be staying on a permanent basis.

The midfielder is on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season and looks set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

"No, Ross Barkley came in on loan at the start of the season," he said when asked if talks over a move have been held. "He's got another two years left on his contract at Chelsea and that's not been discussed at all."

Dragovic to leave Leverkusen

2021-04-23T02:00:24Z

Aleksandar Dragovic is close to sealing a move to Red Star Belgrade.

Kicker writes that the 30-year-old defender has reached an agreement with the Serbian side and will leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Toronto make Soteldo bid

2021-04-23T00:30:47Z

Toronto FC have made a formal bid for Santos star Yeferson Soteldo, TyC Sports reports.

The 23-year-old winger wants to leave the Brazilian side and could be heading to MLS after the Canadian club offered $6 million for a 75 percent stake.

Bayern’s Martinez to make Athletic return?

2021-04-22T22:34:13Z

Athletic Club hope to bring Javi Martinez back from Bayern Munich, according to AS.

The 32-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and the Basque side believe he can strengthen their side for the 2021-22 campaign.

Real Madrid want to sell Varane

2021-04-22T22:31:33Z

Raphael Varane has been deemed a sellable asset by Real Madrid.

AS says the Spanish giants are willing to sacrifice the centre-back to raise funds for other purchases.

The club are eager to sign David Alaba for free this summer, while they are still working on convincing Sergio Ramos to take a 10 per cent wage cut and sign a new deal.

Barcelona prioritise Memphis signing (RMC)

2021-04-22T22:30:53Z

Netherlands and Lyon star is available for free this summer

Memphis Depay is still a top summer target for Barcelona, RMC Sport says.

The Spanish side have been heavily linked with the Lyon star over the last year and still hope to land him for free when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

AC Milan and Lazio want Rico

2021-04-22T22:28:18Z

AC Milan and Lazio are interested in signing goalkeeper Sergio Rico this summer, Estadio Deportivo claims.

The 27-year-old has been limited to just 10 Ligue 1 appearances at Paris Saint-Germain this season and is looking for more regular playing time. He could find what he is looking for in Serie A.

Tottenham & West Ham target Johnstone available for £10m

2021-04-22T22:25:48Z

West Brom are demanding £10 million ($14m) for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, Evening Standard reports.

Tottenham and West Ham are eyeing the shot stopper and he looks certain to leave the Baggies in the next transfer window.

Liverpool extend Clayton

2021-04-22T22:15:17Z