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Berlasconi nearing deal to buy third-division Monza

2018-09-25T21:13:40Z

Silvio Berlasconi is closing in on a deal to buy Italian third-division side Monza, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 81-year-old Berlusconi, who was prime minister for a total of nine years, was last involved in football when he sold AC Milan to a Chinese group last year.

A deal could be reached by the end of the month. 

Redknapp: Mourinho and Pogba could leave Man Utd

2018-09-25T20:45:10Z

Jamie Redknapp says both Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho could leave Manchester United this year. 

The former Liverpool player's comments comes after Mourinho told Pogba that he'll never captain the team under him again.

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Trio of Serie A clubs after Darmian

2018-09-25T20:10:47Z

Matteo Darmian has suitors in Serie A, according to CalcioMercato

Roma, Inter and Juventus are still after the Manchester United fullback, who was linked with Napoli over the summer.

Darmian has featured just once in Premier League play this season.

Whitecaps fire Robinson

2018-09-25T19:30:40Z

The Vancouver Whitecaps have fired manager Carl Robinson after nearly five seasons in charge.

The move comes with just five games remaining the regular season and Vancouver sitting four points out of a playoff spot.

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Southampton eye Boakye

2018-09-25T19:28:51Z

Southampton are after Ghanaian forward Richmond Boakye, according to the Sun

Boakye currently features on loan for Red Star Belgrade after being sold to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning for £5million in February.

The forward scored against Southampton in a preseason friendly and has scored 42 goals in 51 games since joining the Serbian club.

Abramovich wants £3b for Chelsea

2018-09-25T18:49:32Z

The Russian billionaire is exploring a sale of the club as he continues to have visa troubles

Chelsea owner Roman ​Abramovich is looking to secure £3 billion ($3.96b) in a sale of the club, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

Abramovich has not been seen in London since the spring, when the U.K. government did not renew his visa amid ongoing troubles between Russia and the U.K.

The billionaire has owned Chelsea since 2003, but is now looking to sell and has rejected bids in excess of £1.74b ($2.3b) already.

England to offer Rice fast track to senior side

2018-09-25T18:18:08Z

England are ready to offer West Ham star Declan Rice a fast track to a senior call-up, reports Independent.ie.

The England-born Rice has represented Ireland in three friendlies, but the 19-year-old has now taken a temporary step away from the international game to consider his future. 

Rice would be offered a spot in England's U-21 side next month, before he is called up to the senior team in November. 

Inter eyeing Lyon star Tousart

2018-09-25T17:12:01Z

Inter are scouting Lyon midfielder Lucas Tousart ahead of a possible move, reports Le10Sport

The Serie A side have made an initial inquiry into the 21-year-old's status, and are considering making a bid in January. 

Reports in Italy state Inter could make a €35 million (£31m/$41m) bid for the France U-21 international. 

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Mourinho tells Pogba he won't captain Man Utd again

2018-09-25T16:23:06Z

The manager was furious with the midfielder's comments after the team's draw against Wolves

Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba that he will not captain Manchester United again.

The manager was angered by Pogba's performance and comments following the team's 1-1 draw to Wolves on Saturday. 

Mourinho has taken the action to demonstrate his authority to his squad and remind everyone at Old Trafford that nobody is bigger than the team.

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Bonucci's son playing for Torino

2018-09-25T16:05:34Z

Leonardo Bonucci's six-year-old son Lorenzo is representing Torino's youth team, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Though his father is a legend at Juventus, Lorenzo is a supporter of the Old Lady's crosstown rivals.

Sako set to sign for West Brom

2018-09-25T14:44:57Z

West Brom are set to sign former Wolves and Crystal Palace forward Bakary Sako, according to Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old is out of contract after leaving Palace at the end of the 2017-18 season and could join the Baggies this week ahead of their Championship clash with Preston.

Sako has been on trial with West Brom, where he has impressed manager Darren Moore to earn a short-term deal.

Vasquez to suffer with Vinicius rise

2018-09-25T14:20:30Z

Lucas Vasquez is set to be the player who suffers most from Vinicius Junior's Real Madrid rise, Marca reports.

Struggling to get game time this season, the youngster is set to find himself edged out by the young Brazilian, who Los Blancos want to feature more for their first-team squad.

PSG fighting to keep Di Maria from Juventus

2018-09-25T13:57:20Z

Ex-Man Utd ace a target for Turin giants

Paris Saint-Germain are fighting to keep Angel Di Maria from Juventus next summer, Le 10 Sport reports.

Out of contract in June 2019, the Argentina international can negotiate with clubs from January.

Juve are keen on the player, but PSG are determined to keep him in the French capital.

 

Ex-Man Utd striker facing possible drugs ban

2018-09-25T13:33:08Z

Giuseppe Rossi could be suspended for a year if found guilty of breaking anti-doping regulations.

The ex-Italy international forward reportedly tested positive for dorzolamyde, a drug that can usually be found in anti-glaucoma medication, following the Serie A clash between Genoa and Beneveto on May 12.

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Everton the best place for me - Bernard

2018-09-25T13:02:04Z

Everton forward Bernard says Goodison Park is the best place for him to get back to his best form.

He has yet to start since making a summer move from Shakhtar Donetsk on a free transfer, but is confident he can reach his best at Goodison Park.

Find out what he had to say here!

Blanc set for Roma post?

2018-09-25T12:29:58Z

Laurent Blanc is being lined up as a possible replacement for Eusebio Di Francesco at Roma, according to Gazzette dello Sport.

The former France and PSG boss has been out of work since leaving the Ligue 1 champions in 2016 but has previously intimated a desire to get back into management.

Premier League is 'interesting' for Low

2018-09-25T12:08:28Z

Germany boss Joachim Low has admitted that he could find the challenge of managing in the Premier League "interesting".

A World Cup winner in 2014, the 58-year-old has been in charge of the national side since 2006 and has never managed at club level.

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Arsenal and Man Utd in for Lille hitman

2018-09-25T11:16:56Z

Arsenal and Manchester United are credited with an interest in Lille attacker Nicolas Pele by France Football.

The winger has started the season in electric form and recently netted his first hat-trick against Amiens.

Although LOSC have said that it will be difficult to part with him, Barcelona are also circling and it will be difficult for them to resist.

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Pogba wants Juventus return

2018-09-25T10:52:49Z

Man Utd ace to head back to Serie A?

Juventus are ready to launch a big for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba if they get a chance, according to Tuttosport.

The World Cup winner's relationship with Jose Mourinho continues to be problematic, which could ultimately force him to leave.

However, Barcelona are still very much on the case.

Bayern scouting Benfica goalkeeper

2018-09-25T10:20:29Z

Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on Benfica goalkeeper  Odisseas Vlachodimos, according to Sport1.

The Germans are already looking for a long-term successor to Manuel Neuer and believe the 24-year-old could be their man.

Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig are also following his progress.

Brendan Rodgers' son on trial at Falkirk

2018-09-25T09:49:30Z

Brendan Rodgers' son Anton is currently on trial with Scottish Championship side Falkirk, according to Herald Scotland.

The former Brighton midfielder spent some time training with his father's club and even joined Celtic on their pre-season trip to Australia, but failed to receive a contract offer.

Rodgers played the full 90 minutes in Falkirk reserves' 5-1 defeat to Dundee United as he hopes to win a contract with the club.

 

Benfica set to release Luisao

2018-09-25T09:05:14Z

Brazilian defender Luisao is set to leave Benfica after 15 seasons, according to A Bola.

The 37-year-old has played over 500 games for the Portuguese club, but has not yet featured this season. He was also left out of Benfica's Champions League squad and is considered the fifth-choice centre-back.

As a result, the 44-time Brazil international will be allowed to leave Benfica, with the club agreeing to mutually terminate his contract.

Conte not interested in Roma job

2018-09-25T08:41:59Z

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not interested in becoming the new Roma head coach, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian has decided to take a year off since leaving the Blues, leaving Tianjin Quanjian boss Paulo Sousa as the frontrunner should Roma cut ties with current manager Eusebio Di Francesco.

Roma have given Di Francesco two games to turn things around or else will look elsewhere following a poor start to the Serie A season.

De Jong becoming more expensive for Barca every day

2018-09-25T06:44:54Z

Frenkie de Jong's value is sharply increasing, according to a report from Mundo Deportivo.

The Ajax youngster has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Barcelona, yet such have been his performances that his asking price is spiralling upwards.

De Jong wants to play with Lionel Messi but the Amsterdammers won't make him easy to sign.

Ben Arfa could take PSG to court

2018-09-25T06:23:38Z

Hatem Ben Arfa could take PSG to court over harassment, Le Parisien reports.

He was frozen out of the first team for 17 months and saw his salary reduced in January after he failed to go on a training camp in Qatar.

His lawyer believes this is unjust and is willing to take the club to court.

West Ham risk losing teen standout Rice

2018-09-25T04:21:45Z

West Ham and Declan Rice are far apart in their contract talks with the London club at risk of losing him, according to the Daily Mail.

Rice's contract runs through 2020 and has him on £3,000 a week, with the club ready to raise that to £12,000 - something that the teenager and his representatives believe is insultingly low.

West Ham are refusing to come off their offer, which only increases the chances Rice leaves as he draws interest from the top clubs in the Premier League.

Arsenal checking in on Rennes prospect

2018-09-25T02:46:17Z

Arsenal are checking in on Rennes youngster Ismaila Sarr, a player likened to Ousmane Dembele, according to the Mirror.

Sarr, a Senegal international, caught the attention of scouts after a strong World Cup despite limited appearances and has enhanced that reputation after a great goal in the Europa League last week.

A number of Premier League teams along with Inter Milan have been looking at the £20 million-rated ($26m) Sarr, and Rennes have insisted he will not be sold in January.

Real Madrid and Man Utd after £72m De Jong

2018-09-25T01:31:39Z

Real Madrid and Manchester United are the latest teams to join the chase for Ajax's Frenkie de Jong, according to De Telegraaf.

The Ajax man prefers a move to Barcelona, but Madrid are ready to pay €80 million (£72m) to sign the midfielder as they see him as the successor to Luka Modric.

Multiple clubs are eager to talk to De Jong about personal terms, but his representatives may wait until an agreement with Ajax is reached before opening negotiations.

 

 

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Ferretti staying with Tigres instead of taking Mexico job

2018-09-25T00:22:10Z

Mexico interim manager Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti was seen as the leading candidate to take over El Tri on a full-time basis but said Monday he'll be staying with Tigres.

The 64-year-old has said he would accept the job only if either Tigres fired him or the Mexican federation paid his buyout clause with the club.

But it appears no agreement will be forthcoming, though Ferretti plans to remain El Tri's interim boss through the October and possibly November friendlies.

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Conte on Roma coaching list

2018-09-24T22:29:24Z

Antonio Conte could make a Serie A return with Roma, according to La Stampa (via IlBianconero).

The former Chelsea manager is on the shortlist to replace Eusebio Di Francesco should Roma decide to make a change after a slow start to the season.

Likewise AC Milan have also had an eye on Conte after their rough start under Gennaro Gattuso, making it quite possible the ex-Juventus boss will return to Serie A soon. 

Mourinho blasted Pogba after Wolves draw

2018-09-24T22:20:58Z

Jose Mourinho gave Paul Pogba a dressing down following Manchester United's draw against Wolves, reports the Sun.

Pogba made a mistake leading to Wolves' equaliser and Mourinho demanded more concentration while warning those mistakes were being highlighted in the club's slow start to the campaign.

That, in turn, prompted Pogba's public questioning of Mourinho's tactics, saying the team needed to "attack, attack, attack" when playing at home

Aston Villa set to open talks with Chester over new deal

2018-09-24T21:59:04Z

After rewarding Jack Grealish with a new contract, Aston Villa are set to discuss a new deal for defender James Chester, according to the Telegraph.

Chester was the subject of interest from Stoke City over the summer and has 18 months left on his current contract.

Grealish signed a five-year deal on Monday, which will see his previous salary more than doubled.

Benitez set for transfer summit with Newcastle management

2018-09-24T21:42:28Z

Rafa Benitez is set for a meeting to discuss Newcastle's January transfer policy, according to the Telegraph.

The Spaniard is ready to make a series of requests to managing director Lee Charnley, who reports to owner Mike Ashley.

Benitez's meeting is seen as vital to the manager's future with the club following a frustrating summer window. 

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PSG FFP case referred to CFCB

2018-09-24T21:38:34Z

Paris Saint-Germain's finances will again be assessed by the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), UEFA announced on Monday.

The CFCB will now once again look into PSG's financial information to determine whether the club broke Financial Fair Play regulations.

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