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Aberdeen to tie Hoban down to new deal

2020-03-12T23:10:58Z

Aberdeen are set to begin talks with Tommie Hoban over a contract.

The 26-year-old was on loan at the Scottish side last season but his spell was cut short because of a cruciate ligament injury.

Dons manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that the club will offer him a deal now that he is ready to return.

Inter & AC Milan must pay €30m for Udinese star

2020-03-12T22:40:49Z

Udinese have warned Inter and AC Milan that they will have to pay €30 million to sign Rodrigo De Paul, Calciomercato reports.

The San Siro sides have been tracking the 25-year-old but their rivals are not going to let him go cheap.

Dybala to resume Juventus contract talks

2020-03-12T21:56:24Z

Paulo Dybala will return to the negotiating table with Juventus to discuss a new contract for the Argentine attacker.

Calciomercato says the parties had scheduled talks in either March or April to hammer out a deal, though the meeting may be delayed by the coronavirus.

As well as a big pay rise, Dybala wants assurances that he will be given a prominent role in the team before he will commit to a new deal.

Pogba will be at Man Utd next season - Solskjaer

2020-03-12T21:23:33Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba will remain at Manchester United next season.

Pogba is said to be unhappy at United because of their failure to challenge for the Premier League title and eager to leave the club at the earliest opportunity.

But the United boss reiterated on Thursday that the star player is going nowhere in the next transfer window as he remains contracted to United until 2022. 

Read Solskjaer's comments here

Inter keeping track of River Plate defender

2020-03-12T20:50:26Z

Inter are monitoring the progress of River Plate centre-back Lucas Martinez Quarta, Calciomercato claims.

The 23-year-old is eager to move to the Italian side and has reached out to them and while they are scouting him, they are not sure he is ready to play in Serie A.

Portsmouth complete Turnbull transfer

2020-03-12T20:15:51Z

USMNT's Robinson reveals how heart problem led to failed Milan move

2020-03-12T19:45:25Z

U.S. men's national team fullback Antonee Robinson revealed a dream move to Milan broke down after his medical with the club revealed a heart problem.

The left-back looked set to leave English second-tier side Wigan Athletic when Milan made their move on deadline day in January.

However, the 22-year-old saw his hopes of a San Siro switch dashed in the window's final moments when a health issue became apparent during routine checks.

Read more here!

Euro 2020 to be suspended until next summer

2020-03-12T19:05:20Z

UEFA will scrap this year's tournament due fixture pile-up caused by coronavirus

The heads of European football will propose Euro 2020 is postponed until next year, according to the Mirror

UEFA and the European Clubs Association are set to hold a video conference on Tuesday in order to discuss what measures to take amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

And with widespread disruption to the continent's football already occurring, one likely outcome is the suspension of Euros in order to allow domestic leagues to recover from any delays and postponements.

Celtic youngster wanted in England

2020-03-12T18:50:30Z

Teenage Celtic prospect Ryan Mullen is being followed by a number of English Football League clubs, claims Football Insider

The goalkeeper, 18, has declined to sign a new contract at the Glasgow club with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.

Lazio & Rangers eye Trabzonspor striker

2020-03-12T18:20:02Z

Trabzonspor striker Caleb Ekuban is being monitored by Lazio and Rangers, Fotospor reports.

The 25-year-old Ghana international is valued at around €10 million by the Turkish outfit.

Arsenal consider bid for Atletico star Partey

2020-03-12T17:49:14Z

Ghana international has £45 million release clause in contract

Arsenal are considering a summer bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, according to The Telegraph.

Mikel Arteta wants the 26-year-old, who reportedly has a £45 million ($57m) release clause in his contract.

The Gunners could be set to match it as they are eager to sign a defensive midfielder in the next transfer window.

West Ham & Everton lead N'Koulou chase

2020-03-12T17:13:35Z

West Ham and Everton are among the Premier League teams chasing the signature of Torino defender Nicolas N'Koulou, according to reports in Italy.

The 29-year-old was monitored by West Ham years ago, but now interest in him has grown, as Bournemouth and Wolved are also looking at him.

Ibrahimovic decides to leave AC Milan

2020-03-12T16:40:50Z

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not sign a contract extension at AC Milan and will leave this summer.

The Rossoneri are reportedly eager to tie him down to a longer deal, but Calciomercato reports the Swedish striker has been disappointed by the squad and the disruption in the board and has decided to leave at the end of the season.

Saliba backed to star for Arsenal

2020-03-12T16:00:00Z

Mikael Silvestre has backed William Saliba to make an instant impression at Arsenal, insisting that he will be ready for the first team when he returns to the Gunners from his loan spell with Saint-Etienne.

He told Bet Pensylvania: "William Saliba will start from the get-go when he joins Arsenal next season. He’s currently playing for a struggling Saint-Etienne side, but his performances have been good, and he’s been consistent.

"Defensively he’s strong so he’ll be looking to impress in pre-season. He’ll need to adapt in that period, but he has enough time to learn from the Arsenal staff and players. He’s still very young but has great experience from his time in Ligue 1. 

"He’ll continue to learn from the current centre-backs, but he’ll have a big part to play from day one."

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Adrian tipped to stay at Liverpool

2020-03-12T15:30:00Z

Adrian still has a future at Liverpool despite his costly mistake against Atletico Madrid, says Chris Kirkland, with the former Reds goalkeeper saying he would be "amazed" to see the Spaniard moved on.

Kirkland told Love Sport Radio: "I'm not sure what the contract situation is with Adrian but I'll be amazed if he's not at the club next year because of what he's done and performed and not just on the pitch, but off the pitch."

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Pogba convinced over Man Utd stay?

2020-03-12T15:00:00Z

Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre believes that the club's recent progress will have gone a long way to convincing Paul Pogba that he should remain at Old Trafford.

Pogba has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus, but Silvestre thinks that the improvement shown by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in recent weeks will have not gone unnoticed by the World Cup winner.

He told NJ Online Gambling: "Whether Paul Pogba stays or goes will remain an unanswered question until the end of the season. The great dynamic in the team at the moment will have convinced him that Manchester United is the right place to be and they are a club moving forward."

Check out the full story on Goal!

Stevens pens new Sheffield United deal

2020-03-12T14:30:00Z

Inter ready to take up €25m Sensi option

2020-03-12T14:00:00Z

Inter are ready to trigger a €25 million (£22m/$28m) purchase option in Stefano Sensi's loan agreement, reports Calciomercato.

The 24-year-old is spending the season at San Siro from Sassuolo, but could be kept on beyond the end of 2019-20.

Burnley plotting Gallagher bid

2020-03-12T13:30:00Z

Burnley are piecing together plans to try and lure Conor Gallagher away from Chelsea in the summer transfer window, claims The Sun.

The highly-rated 20-year-old has impressed during loan spells at Charlton and Swansea this season, bringing him onto the radar of top-flight clubs.

Aubameyang calms Arsenal exit talk

2020-03-12T12:59:41Z

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has once again sought to calm the transfer talk surrounding him at Arsenal by stating that he is “really happy” at Emirates Stadium.

The Gabonese striker has told Arsenal Player: "When I was younger I used to watch Arsenal because they always had great players and they won trophies as well. I think it is really a pleasure to be here, I am really happy - that's my feeling."

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Ajer heading for exits at Celtic

2020-03-12T12:30:00Z

Kristoffer Ajer is ready to leave Celtic in the summer, says his agent, with plenty of clubs keen on the 21-year-old defender.

Tore Pedersen has said: “He will not extend his contract with Celtic and will leave this summer.

"There are several clubs who are interested, but I can’t go into their names. There are many who have followed him for a long period."

Eriksen already has doubts over Inter move

2020-03-12T12:00:00Z

Christian Eriksen is already questioning whether he made the right decision in joining Inter, claims El Desmarque.

The Danish playmaker left Tottenham for Italy in January, with it reported that he snubbed the chance to link up with Real Madrid.

Jimenez steers clear of transfer talk

2020-03-12T11:30:00Z

Raul Jimenez is making “dreams come true” with his efforts for Wolves, but is reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding his future after sparking talk of interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Mexican striker has told Sky Sports: "On and off the pitch, I feel great. It is a very good time for me, for my life and for my team. Here I am, making my dreams come true."

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Inter want €85m for Icardi

2020-03-12T11:00:00Z

Mauro Icardi wants to return to Italy, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, with Juventus seemingly his most likely destination.

The report claims that sporting director Fabio Paratici has been in contact with the player's wife and agent, Wanda Nara, over a potential summer move.

A return to Inter at this point, however, appears out of the question.

Napoli close to Zielinski renewal

2020-03-12T10:30:00Z

Napoli are on the verge of tying down Piotr Zielinski to a new deal, calciomercato claims.

The report states that the midfielder is set to earn €2.5 million per year with the new contract, which will run until 2024.

The only thing left to wrap up is the buyout clause, which Zielinski's entourage do not want to be above €60m. The club, however, wants to set it at €100m.

Prem-linked Ajer to leave Celtic

2020-03-12T10:00:00Z

Celtic defender Kirstoffer Ajer will leave the Glasgow club in the summer, according to the player's agent.

Ajer, 21, had been linked to a host of clubs in the January window – including Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City – but still has two years left on his contract.

Regardless, representative Tore Pederson – via the Daily Record – claims he will leave in the close season.

He said: “He will not extend his contract with Celtic and will leave this summer. There are several clubs who are interested but I can't go into their names.

“There is generally great interest in Kristoffer.”

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'Mourinho must spend'

2020-03-12T09:30:00Z

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has called for Jose Mourinho to splash the cash in the summer as the club have 'gone backwards'.

Redknapp feels that a rebuild is required in London even if Mourinho himself said he doesn't expect to do a lot of business in the close season.

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Wolves would welcome James deal

2020-03-12T09:00:00Z

Wolves are among those exploring the possibility of luring James Rodriguez away from Real Madrid, claims Marca.

The Colombia international playmaker, who has been linked with a move to England for some time, is expected to be on the move in the next window after struggling for game time in Spain.

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Chelsea & Spurs form part of Boga battle

2020-03-12T08:30:00Z

Chelsea and Tottenham form part of the transfer scramble for Jeremie Boga, according to Calciomercato.

The Sassuolo midfielder has already spent time at Stamford Bridge, but made just one competitive appearance before going in search of minutes elsewhere.

Valencia and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be keen on securing his signature.

Pogba no longer a priority for Real

2020-03-12T08:00:00Z

Blancos cool interest in World Cup winner

Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Mail.

Having long been linked with the World Cup winner, the Blancos are now prepared to show faith in Fede Valverde and Martin Odegaard.

Newcastle pair considering exits

2020-03-12T07:30:00Z

Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune are considering summer moves away from Newcastle, claims the Chronicle.

A lack of regular game is forcing the defensive duo to weigh up their options.

Willian still weighing up options

2020-03-12T07:00:00Z

Willian is yet to make a decision on his future, claims the Daily Star, with Arsenal and Tottenham keen to acquire him as a free agent.

The Brazilian forward is seeing his contract at Chelsea run down, with the Blues yet to meet his demands for a three-year extension.

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Rice covets West Ham captaincy

2020-03-12T04:04:52Z

Long-time Manchester United target Declan Rice has admitted he would love to be permanent captain of West Ham one day.

The 21-year-old has filled in the main leadership role when skipper Mark Noble has been out of the team, but the England international would like the role to be his own one day.

"Yes, but it’s a tough one because Nobes has obviously done so well and you don’t know how long he’ll go on for!” Rice told the club's official website.

"I had the honour of having the captain’s armband this season and it felt really special, but I felt the pressure of it! Leading the team out with the armband on was so, so special and something I’d never have dreamed of as a kid.

"One day, I’d love to be captain and that’s where I’ve got to set my standards at. I think I’m capable of doing that, so I just think I need to get more experience and improve my leadership abilities, but for sure I can see myself captaining [West Ham] one day."

Chelsea and Tottenham hunting Ramsdale

2020-03-12T04:00:45Z

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is the subject of interest from Chelsea and Tottenham.

The 21-year-old English shot-stopper has been in impressive form for the Cherries this season, leading the two London clubs to come calling, according to the Daily Mail.

Only Newcastle's Martin Dubravka and Arsenal's Bernd Leno have made more saves than Ramsdale's 102.

Burnley keeping tabs on Blues youngster

2020-03-12T03:51:42Z

Burnley are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in the summer.

According to The Sun, the Clarets have been impressed with the 20-year-old midfielder, who has contributed six goals and seven assists across loan spells at Charlton Athletic and Swansea City in the Championship this season.

Wanderers want to keep Duke and Jurman

2020-03-12T03:40:26Z

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Jean-Paul de Marigny says the club wants to keep star duo Mitchell Duke and Matthew Jurman.

The pair are reportedly edging toward the exits with overseas moves beckoning, but the Wanderers boss says the club will fight for their signatures.

"Mitch has been brilliant, he has been excellent, his in great form and he represents us very well. We will do the best we can to keep him here," de Marigny told SMH.

"As far as I am concerned, [Duke and Jurman] are here now, doing everything they can to help this football club and we will continue to communicate with them in terms of that."

Korean star rejects MLS move

2020-03-12T03:30:37Z

Ulsan Hyundai midfielder Lee Dong-gyeong will stay in the K-League despite interest from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.

The 22-year-old - who has two caps for South Korea - used Instagram to reveal his decision.

Lee made 25 K-League appearances last season - scoring three goals and getting two assists.

Palace eye Batshuayi

2020-03-12T00:22:48Z

Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi is reportedly a target of Crystal Palace.

According to The Sun, the 26-year-old would prefer to stay in London and has already played for the Super Eagles - having spent the second half of last season on loan at the club.

Palace will hope they can secure Batshuayi in a cut-price deal as he enters into the last year of his contract in the summer.

Jones could be forced to leave Saudi Arabia

2020-03-12T00:14:07Z

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones may have to depart Saudi club Al Nassr because of a possible new regulation for the competition.

The World Game reports the Saudi League is considering banning foreign goalkeepers to help the development of local shot stoppers.

WSW yet to tie down star pair

2020-03-12T00:11:33Z

Western Sydney Wanderers duo Mitchell Duke and Matthew Jurman could both be playing overseas next season with new contracts still to be offered by the A-League club.

The Wanderers are not keen to offer an in-demand Duke a marquee contract, while Jurman is keen to move abroad, SMH reports.

Chelsea talent to get long-term deal

2020-03-12T00:01:33Z

Chelsea teenager Tino Anjorin is set to be offered a five-year contract after impressing during his Premier League debut.

According to The Sun, Frank Lampard is keen to tie down the 18-year-old midfielder despite him having more than 12 months left on his current deal.

Anjorin, who also featured against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup, has been at Stamford Bridge since he was six years old.

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City keen on £150m Kane

2020-03-11T23:51:08Z

The Premier League champions want to add the English hitman to their front line

Manchester City has registered an interest in Tottenham's star striker Harry Kane.

According to 90min, City have enquired about the England international to join their squad next season as they plot an attempt to wrestle back the title from likely champions Liverpool

Manchester United have already been linked with a move for Kane, with Spurs slapping a £150 million (£170m/$192m) price tag on their star asset.

Kane is believed to be considering his future with Tottenham facing a rebuild and looking far away from winning trophies.