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Leeds eye Reds duo

2020-08-22T21:30:52Z

Leeds United are considering a move for Liverpool strikers Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster, according to the Mirror.

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard remains the Whites' first choice striking target, but Belgium forward Origi is seen as an alternative.

In addition, Marcelo Bielsa's side are ready to make a loan move for Brewster, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Swansea.

Ancelotti frustrated with Everton transfer failings

2020-08-22T21:00:20Z

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is growing increasingly frustrated with the club's transfer strategy after missing out on key targets, according to the Star.

The Toffees missed out on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Tottenham while another target, Gabriel Magalhaes, is expected to join Arsenal.

The Italian took the Toffees job on the understanding he would have significant funds to spend and is likely to apply further pressure to the club's board to bolster the squad before October's transfer deadline.

Napoli consider Sokratis

2020-08-22T20:30:17Z

Napoli are considering a move for Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos should their move for Lille centre-back Gabriel fail, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

The Gunners are believed to be leading the chase for Gabriel, along with Napoli and Manchester United.

Should the 22-year-old move to Emirates Stadium then Sokratis, who played alongside Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso at Milan, is seen as an alternative for the Italian club.

‘Jimenez sale will require silly money’

2020-08-22T20:00:01Z

The many suitors of Raul Jimenez, including the likes of Juventus and Manchester United, have been warned by Wolves legend John Richards that it will take “silly money” to prise the prolific striker from Molineux.

The Mexico international enjoyed the most productive campaign of his career to date in 2019-20, with 27 goals scored across all competitions.

Those efforts have brought Jimenez to the attention of leading sides across Europe, with his services said to be sought in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga.

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Milan eye Ceballos

2020-08-22T19:30:10Z

AC Milan are ready to steal a march on Arsenal by launching a bid for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to the Telegraph.

The Spain international spent last season on loan at the Emirates and a return, either on another loan or permanent deal, looked most likely this summer.

However, the departure of head of football Raul Sanllehi has caused a degree of upheaval at the Gunners, with Milan hoping to take advantage of that uncertainty with a late bid for Ceballos' services.

Leeds want to land Liverpool duo

2020-08-22T19:00:00Z

Whites keen on Origi & Brewster

Leeds are looking into deals for Liverpool duo Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster, claims The Mirror.

The Whites are preparing for a return to the Premier League and are eager to add greater firepower to their ranks, with there options at Anfield for them to explore.

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Vidal wanted back at Juventus

2020-08-22T18:40:00Z

Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon have, according to La Cuarta, connected Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The Chilean has previously spent time in Turin and could be taken back to the Serie A champions this summer after seeing an exit door opened at Camp Nou.

Leicester looking at Tagliafico

2020-08-22T18:20:00Z

Nicolas Tagliafico is wanted by Leicester to replace Chelsea-bound Ben Chilwell, claims the Daily Mail.

The Argentina international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and could end up heading out of Ajax this summer.

Barcelona will not part with Pique

2020-08-22T18:00:00Z

Gerard Pique has not beenn made available for transfer at Barcelona, reports AS.

The Liga giants have opened themselves up to offers for a number of senior stars, including Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, but they will not part with a long-serving centre-half.

Wolves let Hanne leave

2020-08-22T17:32:11Z

Wolves have announced on the club's official website that Boubacar Hanne has departed for Gil Vicente.

The 21-year-old moves for an undisclosed fee after three years at Molineux.

No offers for Bale and James

2020-08-22T17:30:00Z

Real duo receive no bids

Real Madrid are yet to receive any offers for Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, according to Marca.

The Wales and Colombia internationals are expected to be on the move this summer after falling out of favour at Santiago Bernabeu, but reported interest in their servies has delivered no formal approaches.

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Arsenal sign Salah on free transfer

2020-08-22T17:00:17Z

Arsenal have signed Dutch teenager Salah-Eddine from Feyenoord on a free transfer.

The 17-year-old central midfielder, known as Salah, will initially join up with the Gunners’ academy squad ahead of the 2020-21 campaign and has already trained with his new team-mates.

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Juve target Zaniolo not for sale

2020-08-22T16:30:55Z

Roma have no intention of selling Nicolo Zaniolo this summer despite strong interest from Juventus, according to Calciomercato.

The 21-year-old is due to meet with new Roma owner Dan Friedkin in the coming days, with the American billionaire expected to highlight Zaniolo's importance to the club going forward.

That likely means bad news for Juventus, who are desperate to sign the youngster, while Inter and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be tracking his progress.

‘Wijnaldum’s a worry & Liverpool should sign Thiago’

2020-08-22T16:00:00Z

Georginio Wijnaldum’s future remains a “worry” for Liverpool and should be accelerating the club’s bid to get a deal for Thiago Alcantara pushed through, says Don Hutchison.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is aware of the need to further strengthen his ranks in order to maintain lofty standards and chase down more major silverware.

Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago has emerged as a top target, and Hutchison believes he would be a shrewd addition.

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Fulham enter Eze race

2020-08-22T15:30:55Z

Fulham are the latest club to declare an interest in QPR attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze, according to Sky Sports.

The 22-year-old was left out of QPR's squad for their pre-season friendly against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday in expectation that a move is imminent.

Crystal Palace, West Ham, Newcastle and West Brom have also shown an interest in Eze, who is valued in the region of £20 million ($26m)

‘Man Utd can’t rely on Martial & need a striker’

2020-08-22T15:00:00Z

Manchester United “can’t rely on Anthony Martial” and need to be looking at bringing in another proven frontman, says Paul Parker.

The former Red Devils defender told Eurosport: "Jadon Sancho would represent a decent signing, but it will be expensive and United need at least one good centre-half and probably a striker too because you can’t rely on Anthony Martial."

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Arsenal still chasing down Ceballos deal

2020-08-22T14:30:00Z

Arsenal remain keen on doing a permanent deal for Dani Ceballos, claims Sky Sports.

The Spanish playmaker spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid.

Juve willing to do Costa deal with Man Utd

2020-08-22T14:00:00Z

Juventus are willing to do a deal with Manchester United for Douglas Costa.

The Express reports that the Bianconeri are prepared to part with the Brazil international forward as they seek to free up funds and space in their squad.

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Lautaro remains Barca's top target

2020-08-22T13:30:00Z

Lautaro Martinez remains Barcelona's top transfer target, according to Forbes.

The Blaugrana have been heavily linked with the Inter striker and want to bring him in as a long-term successor to Luis Suarez in their No.9 berth.

AC Milan battle Fulham for Florentino

2020-08-22T13:10:00Z

AC Milan are not giving up on their pursuit of Benfica midfielder Florentino, according to Calciomercato.

The Portuguese giants want to keep the 20-year-old and expect him to stay for at least one more year and have set a €30 million asking price to warn the Rossoneri off.

Milan, meanwhile, are still trying to get their man but are trying to talk Benfica down to a two-year loan with an option to buy.

Fulham are trying to compete with the Serie A side and have had a bid rejected.

Barcelona target Man City left-back Angelino

2020-08-22T13:00:46Z

Ronald Koeman wants to bring ex-PSV star to Camp Nou

Everton and AC Milan move for Bouanga

2020-08-22T12:30:03Z

Everton are in a battle with AC Milan for the signing of Saint-Etienne winger Denis Bouanga, according to Le 10 Sport.

Valencia and Real Betis are also in the picture but it is the Rossoneri who lead the race even though they have not yet made an official offer.

Norwich's Hugill bid falls £3m short of West Ham's asking price

2020-08-22T12:00:58Z

West Ham have told Norwich to cough up an extra £3 million after their first bid for Jordan Hugill was rejected.

Football Insider claims the recently relegated side offered £2m for the 28-year-old forward but the Hammers want £5m.

Suarez: Barca should tell me if they want me out

2020-08-22T11:32:18Z

Luis Suarez says Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu should tell him if he wants the Uruguayan striker to leave the club.

After Ronald Koeman's appointment as coach, the Catalan side are expected to make more big changes to the first-team following their second-place finish in La Liga and 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final.

Suarez has been highlighted as one player who could be sacrificed but he says he wants to stay at Camp Nou for the time being.

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Pirlo wants Nesta at Juventus

2020-08-22T11:00:03Z

Andrea Pirlo wants his former team-mate Alessandro Nesta to join him at Juventus, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The recently appointed coach wants the ex-AC Milan and Italy defender to become a member of his coaching staff.

Arsenal and Juve can't agree Bellerin-Rugani swap

2020-08-22T10:01:54Z

Arsenal have spurned Juventus' attempts to organise a swap deal that would see Daniele Rugani move to England and Hector Bellerin go the other way.

Calciomercato claims the two sides held talks over an exchange between the two players but they have been unable to reach an agreement.

Conte nears Inter exit as Allegri waits to take over

2020-08-22T09:30:17Z

 Antonio Conte looks set to leave Inter in the wake of their Europa League final defeat, according to reports in Italy.

The former Chelsea boss only took over at San Siro last year but could be on his way out already.

Conte will meet with the club leaders on Monday and wants assurances over the future or else he will end the relationship.

Slimani nears Rennes switch

2020-08-22T09:03:15Z

Islam Slimani is close to completing a move to Rennes, according to Telefoot.

The Leicester striker spent last season on loan at Monaco but looks set to make a permanent switch to Ligue 1.

Longstaff signs Newcastle contract

2020-08-22T08:35:05Z

Matty Longstaff has signed a two-year contract extension with Newcastle.

"I'm delighted to have signed. It took a bit longer than I'd hoped but I'm really happy it's done now, and I can't wait to get back to playing at a full St. James' Park hopefully soon," the 20-year-old said.

"I spoke to Steve Bruce and we talked through it and it was a no-brainer after I spoke to him. He gave me my chance and I'm really looking forward to working with him and his coaching staff, who were all great with me."

Cavani move on hold as Benfica eye alternatives

2020-08-22T08:12:16Z

Talks between Edinson Cavani and Benfica have broken down, according to Calciomercato.it.

The Uruguay striker appeared close to joining the Portuguese giants but the club cannot afford to match his demands.

Benfica are considering a swoop for 21-year-old Darwin Nunez instead, while Cavani was previously wanted by Inter, Juventus, Lazio and Roma.

Sancho staying for at least another season - Kehl

2020-08-22T07:45:03Z

Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl expects Jadon Sancho to stay at the club for "at least" another season.

The 20-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, though the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement.

But Kehl has reiterated that Sancho wants to stay and that the Bundesliga outfit have no interest in letting him go. 

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Barcelona wait on Man City verdict on €10m Garcia bid

2020-08-22T07:10:38Z

Barcelona have made a €10 million bid for Manchester City youngster Eric Garcia, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Catalan side are waiting on City's answer but are not willing to improve on that fee. If City reject the bid, Barca will wait until January to get him for a lower price or sign him for free next summer.

Chelsea close to Chilwell signing

2020-08-22T06:25:41Z

Chelsea and Leicester are close to an agreement for left-back Ben Chilwell, Sky Sports reports.

The Leicester star has been high on the Blues' shopping list for some time and is eager to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.

'I have to leave the club of of my life' - Banega happy to sign off at Sevilla with Europa League title

2020-08-22T06:05:27Z

Ever Banega felt mixed emotions after Sevilla's Europa League triumph over Inter brought the curtain down on his stay with the club.

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Camavinga rules out Real Madrid transfer, will be staying at Rennes

2020-08-22T03:00:00Z

Eduardo Camavinga insisted he would stay at Rennes for the 2020-21 season amid consistent rumours of a transfer to Real Madrid.

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Everton and Atalanta joined by Inter in fight for Florenzi

2020-08-22T00:50:18Z

Alessandro Florenzi is wanted by Everton and Atalanta, according to CalcioMercato.comwhile Inter are the latest side to register an interest.

The 29-year-old right-back spent part of last season on loan at Valencia from Roma and is set to move on again this summer.

Milan set to move for Spurs star Aurier

2020-08-22T00:10:48Z

AC Milan are ready to target a move for Tottenham's Serge Aurier, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The Ivory Coast international has struggled to win over Jose Mourinho but no deal has been agreed between the clubs.

Aurier, meanwhile, is keen on the move.

Pato quits Sao Paulo

2020-08-21T23:30:57Z

Alexandre Pato has announced that he will depart Sao Paulo via Instagram.

PSG eyeing Bayern star Pavard

2020-08-21T22:55:35Z

Paris Saint-Germain are seeking to sign Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard, according to L'Equipe.

FCB have reportedly placed an asking price of around €45 million (£40m/$52m) on the World Cup winner, who can play at right or centre-back.

Leeds chase Koch after giving up on White

2020-08-21T22:50:44Z

Leeds are ready to move for Freiburg defender Robin Koch, according to The Sun.

The £20 million-rated ($26m) centre-back is also wanted by Tottenham.

The newly promoted side have given up on signing Ben White from Brighton and have now turned their attention to other targets.

I’m not sure I’ll be Inter manager next season – Conte

2020-08-21T22:40:13Z

Inter head coach Antonio Conte has said that he may not be at San Siro next term.

The Italian saw his side lose 3-2 to Sevilla on Friday, ending a campaign that has seen his at odds with Inter's hierarchy. 

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Man Utd to sign teenage star Hansen-Aaroen, Tromso confirm

2020-08-21T22:30:35Z

Norwegian side Tromso have confirmed Isak Hansen-Aaroen has left the club after agreeing to sign for Manchester United.

The forward made his senior debut for Tromso at age 15 and is considered a star of the future.

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Man City set to swoop for Inter striker Lautaro

2020-08-21T22:20:14Z

Pep wants to beat Barca to attacking ace

Manchester City want to sign Inter forward Lautaro Martinez, according to The Sun.

The striker has been chased by Barcelona, with an £81 million ($107m) price tag on his head.