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Navas could follow Ronaldo to Juventus

2018-09-23T18:10:13Z

Los Blancos could lose another star to the Bianconeri

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas could be set to follow in Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps by joining Juventus, reports Don Balon.

The Costa Rica international has found his first-team opportunities under serious threat following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

Should the 31-year-old emulate Ronaldo in swapping Spain for Italy, he would be up against Wojciech Szczesny for the number one jersey.

Barcelona eyeing Girona starlet Porro

2018-09-23T17:01:37Z

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Girona youngster Pedro Porro, according to Don Balon.

The 19-year-old, who can play at either right-back or on the right wing, has made four appearances in La Liga this season and has impressed against the likes of Real Madrid, Villarreal and Celta Vigo.

Gotze urged to reunite with Klopp at Liverpool

2018-09-23T16:14:28Z

Mario Gotze may be struggling to get back into the Borussia Dortmund team, but the midfielder would be “a good fit for Liverpool”, according to former team-mate Kevin Grosskreutz.

“Maybe it would be good for him to go abroad in the winter to find a bit more peace and bring his career back on track," said Grosskreutz.

Read the full story on Goal!

Gerrard wants loanees on permanent deals

2018-09-23T15:33:15Z

Steven Gerrard is keen to secure the services of four on-loan players for the long term as he looks to establish the foundations for success at Rangers.

Liverpool duo Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria, as well as Lassana Coulibaly and Joe Worral have impressed for the Scottish club since joining on temporary deals.

"If you’re asking me if I’d want the four of them for next year, I’d sign the four of them right now," Gerrard told the Scotsman.

Arsenal snubbed Van Dijk for £12m

2018-09-23T15:00:25Z

Arsenal passed up the opportunity to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic for £12 million ($15.7m), John Collins has revealed.

The former Hoops assistant manager told beIN Sport: “Arsenal’s chief scout [Steve Rowley] thought he was too nonchalant."

Read the full story on Goal!

Griezmann: Barca snub was tough

2018-09-23T14:21:49Z

Antoine Griezmann has admitted it was the hardest decision of his career to reject a summer move to Barcelona.

The France striker was heavily linked with a €100 million (£90m/$117.7m) switch to Camp Nou but announced he would be remaining at Atleti via a documentary broadcast on Spanish TV in June.

Find out what he has had to say on that decision here.

Real leave door open for Ronaldo return

2018-09-23T13:30:41Z

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane have been told that Real Madrid will be “their house forever”, with Florentino Perez leaving the door open for possible returns.

The two iconic figures departed the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer after deciding to take on new challenges.

Find out what Perez has had to say about two Blancos legends here.

Neves price tag set at £110m

2018-09-23T12:25:59Z

Wolves want big money for Portuguese star

Wolves will be looking for around £110 million from any deal involving Ruben Neves, reports The Times.

Manchester rivals United and City have been linked with the Portugal international midfielder, but have been made aware that he will not come cheap.

Spurs still keen on Grealish at £60m

2018-09-23T11:25:46Z

Jack Grealish is to sign a new contract at Aston Villa with a £60 million ($78m) release clause, but the Express reports that Tottenham remain keen on snapping him up.

Spurs were keen to land the England U21 international before the summer deadline passed and will rekindle that interest even if fresh terms are agreed at Villa Park.

Alonso quashes Real Madrid return rumours

2018-09-23T10:46:34Z

Marcos Alonso claims to be “happy here at Chelsea” after sparking talk of a possible return to Real Madrid.

He told Sky Sports: "I feel good. I'm enjoying the new manager, I'm enjoying my team-mates, I'm happy here at Chelsea."

Check out the full story here.

Guendouzi always wanted Arsenal move

2018-09-23T10:20:42Z

Matteo Guendouzi did not expect to be on Arsenal’s books at 19 years of age, but admits that iconic figures such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira made him dream of one day representing the club.

He told L'Equipe: “From the moment Arsenal made an approach, everything was clear for me. I'm not going to lie, I thought it would happen later in my career. But joining such a club at 19, any player would like that.”

Check out the full story on Goal!

Juventus & Chelsea face Chiesa fight

2018-09-23T09:44:32Z

Juventus and Chelsea are set to face competition for Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa, reports Calciomercato, with Napoli having joined the chase.

The Italy international is expected to generate a transfer fee of around €60 million (£54m/$71m) once a scramble for his signature is sparked.

Spurs battle Man Utd & Chelsea for Neres

2018-09-23T09:05:08Z

Premier League rivals scrap for Ajax star

Tottenham have joined Manchester United, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in the battle for Ajax winger David Nares, claims the Express.

The 21-year-old has extended his contract in Amsterdam through to 2022, but could be available for around £45 million ($59m).

Smalling set to sign new Man Utd deal

2018-09-23T08:28:20Z

Chris Smalling is poised to pen a new contract at Manchester United, reports the Daily Star.

The England international has entered the final year of his current deal and been heavily linked with moves elsewhere as Jose Mourinho pursues other centre-half options, but the Red Devils are set to tie him to fresh terms.

Kovacic open to Chelsea stay

2018-09-23T07:34:07Z

Mateo Kovacic is not ruling out an extended stay at Chelsea, with it possible that his loan from Real Madrid could be turned into a permanent deal.

The Croatia international told Football Focus: "I'm really happy with Chelsea. The city is amazing. The fans are great. The stadium, everything is nice. I could imagine myself [staying] here."

Read the full story on Goal!

Man City open to Rabiot return

2018-09-23T06:29:45Z

Guardiola wants PSG star back at the Etihad

Pep Guardiola is ready to join the hunt for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and bring the Frenchman back to Manchester City, claims the Daily Star.

The 23-year-old, who spent a brief time at the Etihad Stadium in his teens, is set to become a free agent next summer - with Liverpool and Barcelona among his many suitors.

Wolves ready to to invest big in youth academy

2018-09-23T05:08:10Z

Wolves are ready to make a massive investment in youth recruitment, according to Mirror

Owners Fosun International are ready to make a six-fold increase in their budget for the youth teams. 

Man City and Man Utd set for De Jong battle

2018-09-23T04:10:32Z

Ajax youngster being targeted by Premier League foes

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are set to do battle over Ajax's Frenkie De Jong, the Mirror reports. 

City had a bid for the midfielder rejected this summer, but are ready to go back in for him this winter, but the Dutch club claim the 21-year-old isn't going anywhere. 

Zimmerman downplays transfer talk

2018-09-23T02:21:35Z

LAFC defender Walker Zimmerman has downplayed talk of a transfer this winter. 

Reports surfaced earlier in the week that the 25-year-old had turned down a new deal with the MLS side and wanted a move to Europe, but he says his only focus is on winning this season. 

"For me, I'm just focused on winning," Zimmerman is quoted as saying by MLSsoccer.com. "That's what I love. That's what I care about. Right now, I'm focused: We have five games left. Whatever I can do to help this team compete, win, have a run in the playoffs, win an MLS Cup – that's all I'm really focused on right now. The rest of the stuff will take care of itself."

Everton players unhappy with Silva

2018-09-23T01:27:24Z

Everton's star players are not happy with the training and instruction they are getting under new boss Marco Silva, according to The Sun

The players believe there is more time spent on preparation than is needed, and that the sessions are confusing things among the team. 

Wigan interested in signing Caulker

2018-09-22T23:48:01Z

Wigan are interested in signing free agent centre-back Steven Caulker, reports the Daily Mail.

The onetime England international, still just 26, has been without a club after leaving Dundee at the end of last season.

Aston Villa and Ukranian side Arsenal Kiev have also shown interest in Caulker. 

Juventus targeting Sane

2018-09-22T22:55:58Z

The Italian side see the Man City winger as a young Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli is targeting a future move for Manchester City star Leroy Sane, reports Calciomercato

The Serie A side are hoping to take advantage of some friction between Sane and his manager Pep Guardiola, and could launch an audacious bid for the 22-year-old. 

City value Sane at €150 million (£135/$177m), meaning Juve may have to wait a year or two before they have the funds to meet City's asking price. 

Fulham plan £18m Cornet bid

2018-09-22T22:11:44Z

Fulham are planning an £18 million (€20m/$24m) move for Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet, claims The Sun.

The Cottagers were interested in a move for the 21-year-old in the summer, but ultimately did not make a bid.

But Cornet's starring role for Lyon against Man City in the Champions League has convinced Fulham that the striker is worth the investment. 

Son brushes aside Bayern rumours

2018-09-22T22:02:16Z

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has insisted he is happy where he is, as rumours about interest from Bayern Munich swirl. 

The Bundesliga champions are reportedly looking to sign the Korea international, who played in Germany previously with Hamburg and Bayer Lekerkusen. 

Read what Son had to say on Goal right here!

Juventus join race for Hertha star Maier

2018-09-22T21:57:32Z

Juventus have joined the race to sign Hertha Berlin teenager Arne Maier, according to the Mirror

The 19-year-old has already been scouted by Manchester United and Arsenal, with a bidding war likely to break out in January or next summer. 

Maier has been compared to countryman Toni Kroos, and has become a regular for his team over the past two seasons.

McKennie injury not serious

2018-09-22T21:52:49Z

An MRI revealed that Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie has only a bone bruise on his leg, reports CBS Sports.

There were major fears over the 20-year-old on Saturday, after he left the field in tears following a kick from Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez.

But it appears the U.S. international has dodged a bullet, with his injury likely to keep him out just a week or two.