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Bale should be proud of Real Madrid career - Owen

2019-03-13T23:00:03Z

Gareth Bale should be proud of everything he has achieved at Real Madrid, according to the club's former striker Michael Owen.

Bale has struggled with injuries and form over the past two seasons, leading to speculation he could leave the Blancos in the summer. 

But Owen says that even if Bale departs, he can be proud of four Champions League tittles and one La Liga championship, among other trophies. 

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Bowen turned down Cardiff move due to Sala tragedy

2019-03-13T22:26:59Z

Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen has admitted he turned down a move to Cardiff City because of the circumstances surrounding Emiliano Sala's tragic death. 

Cardiff made a £12 million ($16m) bid for the 22-year-old in January, but Bowen felt conflicted with Sala still missing at the time. 

"The whole situation was very uncomfortable," Bowen told the Daily Mail. 

"To join Cardiff knowing that he was meant to play for them would have been incredibly difficult and not something that filled me with any enthusiasm."

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Farke signs new Norwich contract

2019-03-13T21:58:12Z

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the club. 

Farke has the Canaries in first place currently in the Championship, and has signed on through the 2021-22 season. 

“At the moment, it feels a bit like all Canaries are flying and Carrow Road is a pulsating ground with big unity in the club and city," Farke told the club's official website. 

"It’s really a great pleasure to work each and every day for this amazing club.”

Kane and Hazard would fit in at Real Madrid - Owen

2019-03-13T21:35:57Z

Michael Owen believes that Harry Kane and Eden Hazard would fit in well at Real Madrid.

Both players have been linked with the Blancos, and the club's former striker is bullish on their chances of success in the Spanish capital. 

Read what Owen had to say about the pair right here

Gerrard backed by former Rangers star

2019-03-13T21:06:59Z

Former Rangers star Lee McCulloch has backed manager Steven Gerrard to win trophies in the future. ​

After being knocked out of the Scottish Cup on Tuesday night by Aberdeen, Rangers are unlikely to win any silverware in Gerrard's first season at the helm. 

But McCulloch has called for patience, insisting the club are heading in the right direction under the former Liverpool star. 

Read the full story here

Newcastle recall Sorensen early from Blackpool loan

2019-03-13T20:42:29Z

Newcastle have recalled striker Elias Sorensen early from his loan at Blackpool.

Sorensen had only played 32 minutes for Blackpool since joining in January, despite having scored 19 goals for Newcastle's U-23 side this season.

Newcastle have also recalled Jamie Sterry and Cal Roberts from loans at Crewe Alexandra and Colchester United respectively. 

Umtiti could leave Barcelona

2019-03-13T20:19:00Z

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti could depart the club in the summer, according to Calciomercato

Umtiti has struggled with injuries this season, and could be sold if Barca are able to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.

Manchester United and Man City are both thought to be interested in the France international, who has a contract with Barca through 2023. 

Solskjaer tells board he wants four players in the summer

2019-03-13T19:56:57Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the Manchester United board he wants to sign four players in the summer, reports Metro

Solskjaer has been part of the planning for next season despite still being the interim manager, with the Norwegian widely expected to be named United's full-time boss. 

With funds available to spend, Solskjaer has told the board he is targeting a new right-back, left-back, right winger and attacking midfielder.

 

Empoli sack Iachini and bring back Andreazzoli

2019-03-13T19:32:28Z

Serie A strugglers Empoli have sacked manager Giuseppe Iachini and brought back Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Andreazzoli was sacked in November, but Iachini has overseen a run of one win from 12 Serie A matches that has left Empoli only a point and a place above the relegation zone.

Madrid make first move in £45m Militao transfer

2019-03-13T19:11:06Z

The Porto defender is on the radar of several top European clubs

Real Madrid have made the first move to sign Porto defender Eder Militao in a £45 million (€53m/$59m) deal, The Sun reports. 

The 21-year-old joined the Portuguese side last summer from Sao Paulo, and has quickly established himself as one of Europe's best prospects.

Manchester United have also been chasing the Brazilian, but they appear to be behind the Blancos currently. 

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Sarri 'not worried' Zidane' will lure Hazard to Madrid

2019-03-13T18:44:38Z

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said he isn't concerned that Zinedine Zidane will lure Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer. 

With his contract set to expire after next season and little progress being made on an extension, Hazard has long been linked with a move to Madrid.

Zidane's reappointment as manager is thought to have increased the chances Hazard will head to the Bernabeu, with the Belgian having referring to Zidane as his idol in the past.

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Silva signs City contract extension

2019-03-13T18:21:13Z

Bernardo Silva has signed a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2025.

Though his deal wasn't set to expire until 2022, the Portugal international has been rewarded for his excellent form since joining from Monaco prior to last season.

The three-year contract extension will give Bernardo an increase on his previous £120,000-per-week wage packet.

Read the full story here

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Tierney too expensive for Dortmund

2019-03-13T17:55:07Z

Borussia Dortmund would like to sign Celtic's Kieran Tiernen but the fullback would be too expensive for the Bundesliga club, according to Kicker.

Dortmund are looking for left back help to join incumbent Marcel Schmeltzer with Tirerney seen as an ideal addiition.

However, the defender is under contract with Celtic until 2023 and securing a move would be too costly for Dortmund. 

Britos looking to return to Uruguay

2019-03-13T17:25:55Z

Miguel Britos says he has decided to leave Watford and return home to Uruguay at the end of the campaign.

Britos' contract with the club expires at the end of the season and, when it is complete, he will return home for the first time since leaving Bologna in 2008.

"We'll see if it is Maldonado, my city, or in one of the capital's teams I will decide calmly, but in the meantime, I know the time has come," he told Gianluca DiMarzio.

"I have been in Europe for eleven years: I miss my friends, my family barbecues . At home we are very united and I suffer not being able to live these moments any longer when I want."

Everton's Zouma pursuit could be impacted by Chelsea ban

2019-03-13T17:00:16Z

Everton's hopes of landing Kurt Zouma could be impacted by Chelsea's transfer ban.

The French defender is on loan with the club this season, and the Toffees would like to keep him on board via a permanent deal.

But, with Chelsea unable to make signings this summer, Marco Silva admits it could be hard to convince Chelsea to part with what would be a valuable piece for depth on the backline.

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Hazard remains likely Pulisic replacement

2019-03-13T16:24:27Z

Thorgan Hazard remains Boursisa Dortmund's favoured target to replace Christian Pulisic, according to Kicker.

Pulisic is set to join Chelsea this summer, prompting a need on the wing for the Bundesliga club.

Hazard is seen as the ideal target, with his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach ending in 2020.

Dortmund are willing to break the club's transfer record to sign him this summer, though, as the club will pay more than they did to sign Andre Schurrle from Wolfsburg.

Spurs and United monitoring PSG defender Kurzawa

2019-03-13T15:55:54Z

Tottenham and Manchester United are eyeing up a potential move for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa, according to Calciomercato.

The 26-year-old has left than 18 months left on his existing deal at the club, with Atletico Madrid also said to be interested.

He's been offered a contract renewal by the Ligue 1 club, but having only played nine times this season for the side he may opt for a way out.

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Luiz to sign new Chelsea deal

2019-03-13T15:24:11Z

David Luiz could be set to sign a new contract at Chelsea after months of speculation regarding his future at the club.

When asked if he would still be at Chelsea next season, Luiz responded: "I think so. We are talking with the club. Everybody knows I love this club, I feel comfortable here and am happy here.

"I am doing my job very well so I think a lot is going to happen. I have the job best job in the world so I have to be motivated every single day.

"I love football, if I didn't love football I would not be playing anymore."

Atletico preparing bid for Leverkusen striker Alario

2019-03-13T14:50:28Z

Atletico Madrid want to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario this summer, as reported by Argentine TV station TyC Sports.

The Spanish club are preparing a €30 million (£25.7m/$33.8m) bid for the player who is said to be in search of more playing time as he's only started seven Bundesliga games this season.

Milan 'convinced' Spurs and Man Utd want Calabria

2019-03-13T14:11:26Z

AC Milan are "convinced" Tottenham and Manchester United will make an approach for Davide Calabria this summer.

That's according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, who also report the Serie A side will do their very best to block the defender from departing in the summer.

The 22-year-old is currently contracted at the club until at least 2022.

Barcelona rule themselves out of re-signing Sanchez

2019-03-13T13:30:29Z

The Catalan side don't want the forward back

Alexis Sanchez is unwanted at Manchester United and Barcelona have ruled themselves out of re-signing the Chile international, according to reports.

The 30-year-old spent three seasons at the Camp Nou, but is struggling with life at Old Trafford following his switch from Arsenal back in January 2018. 

The Red Devils are reported to be looking to offload Sanchez in the upcoming transfer window to save some money, but according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are not keen in re-sign the forward. 

The response from Barcelona to the question of possibly of signing Sanchez? "Flatly, no."

West Ham target Celta star Maxi Gomez

2019-03-13T12:58:11Z

West Ham are considering a summer move for Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez, according to the Daily Mirror.

And the Hammers, who also wanted the 22-year-old in January, could land the Uruguayan for a cut-price fee of £22 million ($29m) should Celta be relegated from La Liga.

The report also claims that manager Manuel Pellegrini sees Gomez as an ideal replacement for Andy Carroll, who could leave in the summer.

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Dortmund issue Sancho hands-off warning

2019-03-13T12:34:33Z

Man Utd reportedly interested

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has warned Manchester United and any other potential suitors that Jadon Sancho will not be sold.

Reports have claimed that the Red Devils are keen on signing the England international in the summer.

But Zorc is adamant that he will not be leaving, suggesting that even the "biggest club in the world" will struggle to get him in the next transfer window.

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Madrid make contact with Icardi camp

2019-03-13T12:08:22Z

Napoli & Juve also keen

Real Madrid have apparently reached out to Mauro Icardi's entourage to discuss a summer move to the Spanish capital, according to Tuttomaercatoweb.

The Liga side reportedly made contact with the Inter star's camp on Monday, coincinding with the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the club's new manager.

They apparently face competition from Napoli, who have offered €9 million per season plus €2m in bonuses, and Serie A leaders Juventus.

Dortmund eye Brandt & Stark

2019-03-13T11:53:26Z

Dortmund are looking at strengthening their squad with the signings of Julian Brandt and Niklas Stark, according to Bild.

The report claims that the Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin players could leave for the Bundesliga title contenders for €25 million (£21m/$28m) each.

Brandt's contract runs until 2021, with Stark committed to a deal until 2022, but Dortmund are seemingly confident they have the pulling power to land both.

Neymar has the 'option' to sign for Real - Barca's Arthur

2019-03-13T11:00:19Z

Barcelona midfielder Arthur believes Neymar has the "option" to sign for Real Madrid in the future.

Arthur, 22, only signed for the Catalan club in 2018 so didn't play with Neymar at the Camp Nou, but they are familiar with each other from the Brazilian national team.

"It's an option that he has to discuss with his family," Arthur said, as reported by AS. "I don't know what he'll choose to do in the future. I just wish him all the best whatever he does."

Chelsea hopeful of keeping Kante this summer

2019-03-13T10:32:45Z

Chelsea are confident they will be able to keep N'Golo Kante this summer amid reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

ESPN are reporting the Blues are more hopeful of keeping the midfielder at the club than Eden Hazard in the upcoming transfer window.

The France international has often been utilised out of position this season to accomodate Jorginho, further suggesting he could be on the way out.

However, if reports are to be believed then it looks like the London club will retain Kante for the foreseeable future.

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Ranieri wants Drinkwater at Roma

2019-03-13T10:11:00Z

Claudio Ranieri is exploring the possibility of bringing Danny Drinkwater to Roma, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.

The England international played a huge role in Leicester's title-winning side under Ranieri back in 2016, and the Italian manager is said to be keen in bringing him to Serie A.

The 67-year-old was only appointed as the club's manager on March 8 following on from his recent sacking at Fulham.

Arsenal to face competition from Atletico for Tagliafico signing

2019-03-13T09:33:32Z

Arsenal remain interested in signing Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax this summer, but the Daily Mail are reporting they are now set to face competition from Atletico Madrid for his signing.

The 26-year-old has impressed for Ajax this season where he made 27 appearances, and has also managed to scored five goals. 

However, Arsenal and Atletico will have to delve into their pockets to secure his signature with the player's contract not expiring until 2022. 

Mourinho wanted De Gea & Van Dijk at Madrid

2019-03-13T08:58:37Z

Portuguese eventually beaten to job by Zidane

Jose Mourinho wanted Real Madrid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk had he returned to Santiago Bernabeu.

According to El Chiringuito (via Metro) the former Chelsea coach advised Florentino Perez that the Premier League duo would improve the Madrid side in key areas.

Tottenham pair Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane were also discussed as potential signings before Zinedine Zidane was chosen to return to the Spanish capital over Mourinho.

Hudson-Odoi urged to stay at Chelsea

2019-03-13T08:14:30Z

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been urged to stay at Chelsea by Blues legend Frank Lampard.

The England Under-17 World Cup winner handed in a transfer request in January as Bayern Munich made a series of bids to sign him throughout the winter window.

But Lampard has told the teenager to continue working hard and he will eventually become a key figure in Maurizio Sarri's side.

Check out the full story right here!

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Arnautovic could push for summer exit

2019-03-13T07:20:47Z

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic is growing increasingly frustrated at the London Stadium and may push to leave the club this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Austria international wanted to move to China during the January transfer window but was persuaded to stay and sign an improved contract in east London.

He has not started a match since, however, and if he continues to be left out by Manuel Pellegrini then he will likely ask for a transfer.

Jermaine Jones signs with professional indoor team

2019-03-13T05:16:59Z

Jermaine Jones has become the latest former U.S. national team star to join up with the Major Arena Soccer League's Ontario Fury. 

Landon Donovan had already signed with the San Diego Shockers in the same league, while former Seattle Sounder winger Lamar Neagle recently signed to play with Tacoma's team.  

Foden won't be going out on loan - Guardiola

2019-03-13T03:34:50Z

Pep Guardiola has made it clear that Phil Foden will not be going out on loan from Manchester City

The 18-year-old became the youngest Champions League scorer for the club on Tuesday, and his manager has sent a hands off warning to other clubs eyeing the youngster. 

"The people say he should be on loan; Phil Foden will not be on loan," Guardiola said after the match. "All the time he is here he will be close to me because he is an incredibly talented player."

Read his full comments right here on Goal!

Alexis desperate to leave Man United

2019-03-13T02:35:51Z

Alexis Sanchez is so desperate for a way out of Manchester United that he is willing to take a pay cut to make a move happen. 

The Daily Star reports that the Chilean​ could be offered a payoff from the Old Trafford club to get him off the books, with his wages a possible stumbling block for any move this summer. 

Tuchel: Everyone wants Neymar & Mbappe

2019-03-13T01:13:39Z

Thomas Tuchel has said he is not bothered by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's comments on rumoured targets Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, insisting "everyone wants" the Paris Saint-Germain pair.

Perez said he would sign "both" Mbappe and Neymar after being asked who he would choose of the star forwards following Zinedine Zidane's return to Madrid on Monday.

Read his full comments on Goal!

Man Utd monitoring Benfica pair

2019-03-12T23:39:27Z

Manchester United have sent scouts to cast an eye over Benfica duo Joao Felix and Ruben Dias, according to Record.

Felix has already been linked with Wolves and Liverpool over recent weeks and is said to have a €120 million (£104m/$135m) release clause, while the buyout option in Dias' deal stands at €60m (£52m/$68m).

Carroll heading for West Ham exit

2019-03-12T23:35:26Z

West Ham striker Andy Carroll may have played his last game for the club after suffering another injury, reports The Mirror.

The England international is out of contract in the summer and set to be denied the chance to stake a claim for fresh terms after being forced back onto the treatment table with ankle problem.

 

Diame wanted by Newcastle's Premier League rivals

2019-03-12T23:29:08Z

Mohamed Diame's contract situation at Newcastle has sparked interest from Brighton and Crystal Palace, reports the Daily Star.

The midfielder is due to become a free agent in the summer unless he makes enough appearances to trigger an extension, with clubs from England, Spain, Italy and Turkey monitoring his situation.

Mane on Zidane's Madrid wish list

2019-03-12T23:27:07Z

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is among those Zinedine Zidane is eager to add to his Real Madrid squad, claims the Daily Mail.

The Frenchman is back at the Santiago Bernabeu and looking to embark on an elaborate spending spree which will see him overhaul the playing staff in the Spanish capital. 

Man Utd favour Sancho over new centre-half

2019-03-12T23:23:54Z

Red Devils want winger, not defender

Manchester United will look to spend the £80 million ($105m) initially put aside for a new centre-half on a winger during the summer transfer window, claims The Sun.

Rather than bring in another centre-half, the Red Devils are prepared to splash the cash on luring Jadon Sancho back to England from Borussia Dortmund.