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Roma yet to agree Dzeko deal

2018-09-28T22:06:40Z

Roma have yet to agree a contract extension with Edin Dzeko, reports Calciomercato.

The Bosnia international striker is currently tied to the club until 2020 but has been in line for fresh terms.

Gazidis blamed for Ramsey saga

2018-09-28T21:31:16Z

Aaron Ramsey’s contract saga at Arsenal should have been avoided, says Ian Wright, with former chief executive Ivan Gazidis having “a lot to answer for” after jumping ship to AC Milan.

The Gunners legend told Sky Sports: “It should have been done ages ago. Ivan Gazidis has got a lot to answer for for this to happen because Ramsey should be a focal point in the team. 

Read the full story on Goal!

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Martino focused on Atlanta United talks

2018-09-28T21:02:53Z

Tata Martino says his main focus is on dealing with Atlanta United as rumours swirl about his future. 

The former Barcelona boss has been linked with a return to international management. 

But the 55-year-old downplayed those reports, telling MLSsoccer: "“I’m taking it with humor this morning because it’s funny in these situations that I’m always asked to clarify things, but the people who should be clarifying things are the people making these reports and these claims. I’ll just repeat what I’ve said. We are focused on talking to Atlanta United.”

Waiting game for Cahill

2018-09-28T20:00:08Z

Gary Cahill has been told he has to “wait” for a decision to be made on his Chelsea future, with Manchester United the latest side to be linked with a January approach.

Maurizio Sarri has said: “I’ve spoken with him. There’s October, November and December, so I think he has to wait.”

Read the full story on Goal!

Zidane wants Man Utd job

2018-09-28T19:05:58Z

Frenchman willing to replace Mourinho

Zinedine Zidane is interested in the Manchester United job, according to The Sun, and is already taking English lessons.

The Frenchman, who left Real Madrid at the end of last season, is considered to be a leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho if a change is made in the Old Trafford dugout.

Grealish deal includes £45m release clause

2018-09-28T18:45:01Z

Tottenham will need to part with £45 million ($59m) if they are to rekindle their interest in Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, The Times has revealed.

The 23-year-old, who was heavily linked with Spurs over the summer, has committed to fresh terms at Villa Park and that new deal includes a sizeable release clause.

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Costa expected Griezmann stay

2018-09-28T17:58:44Z

Diego Costa always expected Antoine Griezmann to reject Barcelona's advances because he thinks "big club" Atletico Madrid can compete with the best.

France forward Griezmann, 27, pledged his long-term future to Atleti in June, signing a contract extension through to 2023.

Read the full story on Goal!

Jorginho explains Man City snub

2018-09-28T17:07:15Z

Chelsea midfieder Jorginho says manager Maurizio Sarri's move to Stamford Bridge convinced him to reject Manchester City.

The Italy international had an agreement to join to the Premier League champions, but ultimately linked up with a different set of Blues after seeing Sarri head to west London.

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

Mourinho's future to shape Juve's Pogba stance

2018-09-28T16:41:19Z

Juventus remain keen on bringing Paul Pogba back to the club, but Calciomercato reports that Jose Mourinho's future at Manchester United will shape their plans.

The Bianconeri are prepared to make a move in January, but accept that the French midfielder is likely to remain at Old Trafford if his current boss is sacked before the winter window opens.

Mourinho considering Cahill

2018-09-28T16:14:39Z

Gary Cahill is an option being considered by Manchester United for the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

The Chelsea defender has stated that he will look to move on over the winter if he continues to see limited game time and it could be that he is reunited with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, with the former Blues boss still in the market for additions at centre-half.

Mourinho on Pogba row: No player is bigger than Man Utd

2018-09-28T14:17:17Z

Jose Mourinho has said that Paul Pogba will be involved for Manchester United in their weekend match with West Ham at the weekend.

The World Cup winner has been persistently linked with a move away from the club for several months, with those reports escalating after he was stripped of the vice-captaincy in midweek.

Here's what Mourinho had to say...

Arsenal's contract policy slammed

2018-09-28T12:59:25Z

Arsenal should never have allowed Aaron Ramsey's contract to run down to the point it is at, Dean Saunders has argued.

The former Wales star believes that the power in the deal is all with the midfielder, and the ex-Liverpool forward thinks that after being burned by Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, they should have learned their lesson.

Get the full quotes here!

Real Madrid want David Alaba

2018-09-28T12:22:56Z

Blancos eye Bayern star

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is under pressure from his team-mates and the club are studying the possiblity of signing Bayern Munich's David Alaba, according to Don Balon.

Gareth Bale and Luka Modric are among the stars frustrated with the Brazilian, and they want a change on the left.

Julen Lopetegui wanted a new player for that role in the summer but the board would not listen.

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Umtiti injury could force Barcelona in January market

2018-09-28T11:49:05Z

Barcelona fear that Samuel Umtiti could be out for several month, AS reports.

The Catalans will be down to just three centre-backs - Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelan - until January.

As a result, they could be forced back into the market.

Berlusconi back in football

2018-09-28T11:16:32Z

Former AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is back in football, having bought Serie C side Monza.

A press release reads: “Fininvest SpA has today finalised the 100% acquisition of SS Monza 1912.

“The Shareholders’ Meeting also approved the appointment of a new Board of Directors, composed of Nicola Colombo (President), Paolo Berlusconi, Adriano Galliani, Roberto Mazzo and Danilo Pellegrino.

“The Board also appointed Adriano Galliani as CEO of the club.”

PSG offered Barca Rabiot in Busquets deal

2018-09-28T10:37:15Z

PSG made Barcelona a summer offer for Sergio Busquets that included Adrien Rabiot as part of the deal, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Barca are interested in the France midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but they were not willing to let the Spain international leave. 

The Catalans remain hopeful of signing the PSG academy product, though.

Diop to pin his international colours to Spain's mast

2018-09-28T10:03:49Z

Pape Diop is set to commit his international future to Spain, Marca reports.

The Lyon midfielder impressed against Manchester City in the Champions League and had an offer to play for Senegal.

However, having moved to Spain as a 14-year-old, he is ready to play for La Roja.

Juventus see Audero as their goalkeeper long term

2018-09-28T07:57:21Z

Juventus believe that youngster Emil Audero will be their long-term solution in goal, Calciomercato reports.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Sampdoria from Juve and has kept three cleansheets already this season.

Juve are watching him closely and believe that in a couple of years he will be ready to take on first-team duties in Turin.

Inter interested in Andersen

2018-09-28T07:24:35Z

Sampdoria centre-back Joachim Andersen has caught the eye of Inter, according to Calciomercato.

The 22-year-old former Twente player has impressed early in the campaign and now the Nerazzurri are following him closely. 

Inter are hopeful of signing him and moulding him into 'the next Milan Skriniar'.

Spurs close in on new Alli deal

2018-09-28T07:12:09Z

Tottenham are poised to extend the contract of Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, per The Independent.

Mauricio Pochettino, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela have all extended their deals at the club, and there has been a breakthrough in negotiations with Alli, who is set to become the latest to put pen to paper.

Man Utd aiming to snap up RB Leipzig scout

2018-09-28T06:57:51Z

Manchester United are trying to lure RB Leipzig scout Paul Mitchell to the club as their technical director, Bild reports.

The Englishman, who hails from the city, only arrived at the German club in February but was blamed by head coach Ralf Rangnick for failing to have an alternative to Ademola Lookman in the summer when that deal fell through.

Bayern want Thauvin to replace Ribery

2018-09-28T06:23:44Z

Bayern Munich are looking at Florian Thauvin as an option to replace Franck Ribery in the long term, according to Ouest France.

FCB grabbed Ribery from OM in 2007 and want Thauvin to follow a similar path.

The French side, though, are holding out for €80 million (£71m/$93m) for their star man.

Three Premier League clubs following Kamano

2018-09-28T04:14:22Z

Three Premier League clubs are tracking Bordeaux striker Francois Kamano, claims Calciomercato

Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham are all following the progress of the 22-year-old, who has five goals in seven appearances in Ligue 1 so far this season.

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Juventus and Milan eyeing Ramsey

2018-09-28T03:22:43Z

Juventus and AC Milan are monitoring Aaron Ramsey’s situation at Arsenal, reports the Evening Standard.

The 27-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season, and recent reports suggest that there has been a breakdown in talks between Ramsey and the Gunners. 

Ramsey will be eligible to sign a pre-contract with any team in January should he fail to agree fresh terms with Arsenal. 

Man Utd hoping key connection helps land De Jong

2018-09-28T02:36:00Z

Manchester United are hoping that having Edwin van der Sar as Ajax's CEO will help them sign Frenkie De Jong, according to Mundo Deportivo

Van der Sar spent six seasons as United's No. 1, helping the Red Devils win the Champions League in 2007-08. 

United are one of several clubs after De Jong, and they're hoping to lean on their former goalkeeper to seal a deal for the prized 21-year-old. 

Fabregas: Keeping Hazard may not be easy next summer

2018-09-28T00:45:36Z

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says it will not be easy for the Blues to fend off interest in Eden Hazard next summer.

Though Fabregas said it wasn't tough to keep Hazard at Stamford Bridge this summer, the Belgian's contract status may make things more challenging next year.

Read what Fabregas had to say about his team-mate right here!

Besiktas wanted Tosun back this summer

2018-09-27T23:55:47Z

Besiktas wanted to re-sign Cenk Tosun from Everton this summer, according to Fotomac

Tosun only joined Everton from Besiktas in January, but has struggled to show the same form he did with the Turkish club. 

Everton denied the request from the Turkish side, but could be more open to a move should the 27-year-old's form not improve. 

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Man Utd players stunned by Mourinho comments

2018-09-27T22:58:14Z

Manchester United players were stunned by comments made by Jose Mourinho about defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, according to The Sun.

Mourinho told reporters he knew the team was in trouble in their penalty shootout loss to Derby in the Carabao Cup when it reached Jones and Bailly's turns to shot.

And their team-mates now believe the pair may be being targeted by Mourinho, as Luke Shaw was last year, with the result having as big a negative impact on the squad as Paul Pogba being stripped of the vice-captaincy for his comments after the draw with Wolves.

Pogba agent to hold November talks with Man Utd

2018-09-27T22:52:08Z

Mino Raiola will discuss his client's future amid reported interest from abroad

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola will hold talks with Manchester United in November over the star's future at the club, according to The Guardian.

Mourinho and Pogba's relationship has grown even frostier in recent days over the midfielder's "attack, attack, attack" comments following the team's draw with Wolves.

Raiola wants to gauge the club's support for Mourinho and if it remains strong, he will look for a way out for Pogba.

Ramsey will not be forced out in January

2018-09-27T22:46:17Z

While Aaron Ramsey has been made available in January, Arsenal will not force the midfielder out in the winder transfer window according to the Daily Mail.

Ramsey has reportedly turned down the Gunners' latest offer and with no new offer forthcoming, his time at the club seems to be nearing an end.

The Wales international is likely to wait until the summer as he stands to make more money on free transfer, but Arsenal will not order him to leave in January.

Barcelona want Pogba for £100m

2018-09-27T22:33:08Z

Barcelona are interested in bringing in Paul Pogba, but they are only willing to pay half of Manchester United's valuation, reports the Mirror

The Red Devils want £200 million ($262m) for their star, but Barcelona only want to pay £100m ($131m) with add-ons for the France midfielder.

The La Liga club will not move for Pogba in January and will wait until the summer instead, expecting a transfer battle for him.

Rashford reprimanded by Mourinho

2018-09-27T22:18:33Z

Marcus Rashford has been reprimanded by Jose Mourinho over attitude issues after the Champions League match with Young Boys, according to the Daily Mail.

The attacker's behaviour has been a concern since his return from the World Cup, and Mourinho told him he is not too important to listen to instructions.

Mourinho has been doing this to multiple stars to shore up the dressing room as fears of fracture grow thanks to the manager's conflict with Paul Pogba.