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Inter ready to sell Vecino


Inter will allow Matias Vecino to leave the club this summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet claim the Nerazzurri are open to selling the midfielder in order to free up funds for Cagliari man, Nicolo Barella.

Inter will demand around €25-30 million (£22-26M) for Vecino, who has previously drawn interest from Tottenham and Chelsea.

Bale could leave Real in swap deal


Spanish football expert Andrew Gaffney has said Gareth Bale could be offered to several clubs this summer as part of a swap deal.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Gaffney said: “The biggest advantage in Real Madrid’s favour is that because there are so many players they are after this summer. 

“They want to overhaul their squad - before he is offered out on loan he is going to be offered in deals for people like Neymar and [Paul] Pogba.

“Probably not [Eden] Hazard because that one seems to have already been done, but then there’s [Christian] Eriksen at Spurs, which is why those four teams are constantly linked with Bale.”

Taylor-Crossdale to choose between Hoffenheim or Bristol City


Chelsea youngster Martell Taylor-Crossdale will join either Hoffenheim or Championship club Bristol City this summer, Goal understands.

The 19-year-old’s contract with the Blues expires at the end of the season and the striker has already decided to leave his boyhood club.

Taylor-Crossdale has drawn interest from the likes of Southampton, Aston Villa and Fulham but now appears set to choose between offers from Hoffenheim and Bristol.

Read the full story at Goal!

Martial will not be sold this summer


Manchester United winger Anthony Martial is not available for transfer this summer, despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s concerns over his mentality.

The Mirror are reporting that Solskjaer has been left exacerbated the Frenchman’s lack of desire and motivation, but will be prevented from selling Martial by the club’s hierarchy.

United co-chairman Joel Glazer, believes the former Monaco man is the Red Devils’ ‘Pele’ and regards Martial as his favourite player at the club. Therefore, he will not allow Solskjaer to sell him in the off-season.

Warnock to remain at Cardiff


Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has confirmed manager Neil Warnock will remain as the club’s manager next season.

“He is the best man for the job, there was never any doubt in my mind," said Dalman.

"We all share the same vision. We will give [promotion] another go," he added.

Read the full story at Goal!

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Wolves' summer transfer already plans underway


Wolves’ executive chairman Jeff ShiI has stated the club plan to make significant changes to their squad this summer.

“We want to see more growth and more development from the current squad,” Shi said.

“I think, depending on Nuno’s identity and philosophy, we are very clear about what profile of player we want.

“I cannot say very concretely now, but what I can say is we will work very hard to improve the squad, and also try to compete with the best teams.”

Read the full story at Goal!

Leicester to challenge Arsenal for Sarr signature


Brendan Rodgers is hoping to hijack any deal for Ismaila Sarr, according to the MailOnline.

The Gunners reportedly made contact with Rennes over signing the 21-year-old in March, but are yet to make a formal approach.

Leicester are hoping to pounce on any indecisiveness shown by Arsenal and have already made a firm approach to sign Sarr.

Any deal for the winger is expected to cost around £25million ($32m).

Conte rumours doing Inter no favours - Marotta


Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has said that rumours linking his club with Antonio Conte are not helpful.

Current manager Luciano Spalletti's future is up in the air, despite the club sitting in third place in Serie A

Former Chelsea boss Conte has been linked with Spaletti's position, but Marotta is unhappy with the constant speculation.

Read the full story on Goal

Dutch teenager trialing at Chelsea


MVV Maastricht defender Xavier Mbuyamba is currently on trial at Chelsea, according to Voetbal International.

The 17-year-old has broken through with the Dutch second division side this season, but can move freely having yet to sign a professional deal with MVV.

Celtic, Porto FC, Bayern Munich and Liverpool are also credited with an interest in Mbuyamba.

Oxford set for £3m Augsburg move


Augsburg have agreed a £3 million fee with West Ham for the transfer of defender Reece Oxford, Sky Sports News reports. 

The 20-year-old has been on loan with Augsburg since January, making eight appearances in all competitions. 

Oxford has two years left on his West Ham deal, but hasn't featured for the Hammers since January 2018. 

Bilic interested in Celtic job


Former West Ham and Croatia boss Slaven Bilic is interested in the Celtic managerial position, according to the BBC

Neil Lennon is currently in charge of Celtic after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in an interim role, but his future is unclear. 

Bilic has been out of a job since leaving Saudi Premier League side Al-Ittihad in February.

Arena takes charge of Revolution


Former United States manager Bruce Arena has been named sporting director and head coach of the New England Revolution. 

Arena has been without a job after he failed to lead the USMNT to the 2018 World Cup after taking over from Jurgen Klinsmann early on in qualification. 

The 67-year-old has an impressive body of work in MLS, having won five MLS Cup titles with D.C. United and the LA Galaxy.

Read the full story on Goal

Bale to ‘keep trying’ in Real Madrid power struggle


Gareth Bale is prepared to “keep trying” at Real Madrid, says his agent, with the Wales international not about to walk away from his contract despite regular snubs from Zinedine Zidane.

Jonathan Barnett has told ESPN FC: "Gareth is fine. He is still a Real player with three years left on his contract."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Do Bayern need to buy wingers?


Juanfran snubs Atletico extension


Juanfran is ready to follow Diego Godin through the exits at Atletico Madrid, reports Marca.

Another experienced member of the club's defensive unit is said to have snubbed an offer of fresh terms in the Spanish capital and will move on as a free agent this summer.

Gundogan ready to speak with Man City


Ilkay Gundogan is ready to re-open contract talks with Manchester Cityfollowing Saturday’s FA Cup final, Goal has learned.

Gundogan’s current deal expires next summer and he has been in a stand-off with City in recent months, but there is now a willingness on both sides to agree fresh terms, although no agreement is in place yet.

Check out the full story here.

Man Utd offered rebuild warning by rival


Wenger rejected Arsenal flop


Arsene Wenger turned down the chance to sign Denis Suarez before his successor, Unai Emery, took the midfielder on loan from Barcelona, reports

The Spaniard has flopped badly in north London following a January switch, with the Gunners having passed on his services in the winter window of 2018.

Barca eye Koeman and Ten Hag for coaches role


Barcelona are considering Holland boss and former Nou Camp hero Ronald Koeman and Ajax manager Erik ten Hag for their managerial role for next season.

Coach Ernesto Valverde's position has been under intense scrutiny following Barca's 4-0 elimination in the Champions League semi-finals by Liverpool.

The Spaniard has said he will not resign as the club's reflects in its next move.

Lichtsteiner to leave Arsenal


Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner expects to leave the club this summer at the end of his 12-month contract.

The 35-year-old right-back started 19 games following a free transfer from Juventus that raised eyebrows in some quarters last summer.

He was given a one-year deal with an option of a further year but it appears he is set to depart after the Europa League final against Chelsea at the end of the month.

Read the full story on Goal here

Matuidi wants Pogba at Juve


Blaise Matuidi would like to see fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba join him at back Juventus.

The Manchester United midfielder is being linked with a summer move away from Manchester United, who he joined from Juve in 2016.

Speculation is rife over a possible move to Madrid but Matuidi says 'great players' are always welcome in Turin.

Read the full story here on Goal

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Arsenal make Guendouzi offer


Arsenal are ready to offer Matteo Guendouzi a bumper pay rise to £75,000-a-week, according to The Sun.

The 20-year-old midfielder has made a solid contribution to the team this season with the Gunners keen to extend his deal to 2023 and almost double his £40,000-a-week wages.

The Frenchman joined Arsenal from French second division club Lorient for £8million last summer as a virtual unknown.

Everton in Kenny loan talks


Everton are weighing up whether to send young Jonjoe Kenny out on loan, report the Liverpool Echo.

The Blues are set to discuss the possibility of the 22-year-old right-back leaving Goodison on a short-term deal with the player this week.

"It is one conversation we will have with him, for sure, to decide the best situation with Jonjoe," manager Marco Silva said.

Confirmation - Rafinha to leave Bayern


Atletico in Griezmann meeting


Atletico Madrid will meet Antoine Griezmann this week, with the La Liga club fearing the 28-year-old has already agreed to join Barcelona, according to Cadena Ser.

The France forward has long been linked with a move to the Camp Nou with Atletico keen to keep hold of him.

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Gomes to leave Man Utd


Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes could leave the club this summer, according to Portuguese outlet A Bola

The talented young forward, 18, featured for the final 15 minutes of United's final-day defeat to Cardiff and has made a handful of first-team appearances.

But it is claimed he feels he could develop better away from Old Trafford. PSG have been linked in some speculative reports.

Ozil expects to stay at Arsenal


Mesut Ozil does not expect to leave Arsenal this summer - despite persistent rumours linking him with an exit.

“I don’t think there’s a chance of that to be honest," Ozil said.

“I’ve got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands. We’ll see then, but I’m proud to be at this club and really happy at this club.”

Read the full story on Goal here

Chelsea must 'respect Hazard decision'


Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says the club must 'respect' Eden Hazard's decision to quit Stamford Bridge as they prepare to face Arsenal in the Europa League final.

Hazard, 28, has made his desire to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid clear having refused a new contract offer.

The final in Baku on May 29 is set to be his last game for the club.

Read the full story on Goal here

Batshuayi future uncertain


Michy Batshuayi is yet to make a decision on his future, with the Belgian revealing no discussions have been held with Chelsea following a productive loan spell at Crystal Palace.

The Belgian striker saw out the 2018-19 Premier League campaign at Selhurst Park and does not know if he will be drafted back into the Blues fold.

Read the full story on Goal here

Shelvey open to move away from Newcastle


Jonjo Shelvey could consider a move away from the Tyneside club, report The Chronicle.

Following a goalscoring display on the final day of the Premier League in a 4-0 against Fulham, the 27-year-old said: "I needed to put in a performance to get people talking back about me either at Newcastle – or away from Newcastle.

"At least I've finished with a good performance and a goal."

Neves can be 'marquee' addition for Liverpool


Liverpool need “a couple of marquee signings” this summer, says Stan Collymore, with the former Reds striker reiterating his call for Jurgen Klopp to consider a move for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

Those at Anfield are expected to seek added creativity in the next transfer window.

Here is what an ex-frontman has had to say on that search.

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Coutinho back to Liverpool?


Liverpool should be exploring the option of resigning Philippe Coutinho says Phil Thompson, with the former Reds skipper saying he would do another deal with Barcelona “in a heartbeat”.

Thompson has also suggested that Jurgen Klopp could re-sign the Brazilian for half the price he sold him for.

Find out what the ex-defender has had to say here.

Cancelo committed to Juventus


'Pogba will leave Man Utd this summer'


Paul Pogba "will leave" Manchester United this summer, claims Patrice Evra, while Alexis Sanchez stands accused of having disappointed at Old Trafford because he only joined for the money.

The former Red Devils defender has told Sky Sports: “I think [Pogba] will leave, because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed."

Read the full story on Goal!

De Rossi leaving Roma but won't retire


Daniele De Rossi is to bring an 18-year career at Roma to a close this summer, but he will not be following the lead of Francesco Totti and retiring as a one-club man.

The Serie A outfit have confirmed that the 35-year-old midfielder will be leaving when his current contract comes to an end.

Check out the full story here.

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Silva wants Zouma and Gomes deals


Everton boss Marco Silva has told the club it is vital they make loan deals for Kurt Zouma and Andre Gomes permanent, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Chelsea's France defender Zouma, 24, and Barcelona's Portugal midfielder Gomes, 25, both played big roles in the Toffees' 2018/19 campaign and Silva wants to keep them.

He is also doing his best to keep star man Richarlison, the Brazilian forward, at the club.

Chelsea target Countinho


Barcelona bosses are expecting interest from Chelsea in Philippe Coutinho as the Blues go in search of a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.

Goal understands that even though Coutinho wants to remain at Camp Nou despite a disappointing first full campaign, some members of the Blaugrana's board of directors are keen to sell this summer.

The Brazil international has failed to impress since arriving from Liverpool in a £105 million ($135m) deal in January 2018 - Chelsea, meanwhile, are set to lose star man Hazard.

Read the full story on Goal here

Leicester pushing for Tielemans deal


Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has told the club's board he wants to secure a deal for Youri Tielemans quickly, according to The Star.

The 22-year-old's successful loan spell from Monaco at the King Power Stadium has alerted the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Leicester have have opened talks for the £40m-rated Belgian midfielder but Tielemans said: “At the moment there's nothing. I’ll go back to Monaco this summer, unless something moves, but that’s not the case at the moment."

Koulibaly is Man Utd priority


Manchester United have made Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly their main summer transfer target, according to The Mirror.

The 27-year-old is seen as one of the best centre-backs in the world and although Napoli insist they do not want to sell, United could make a record-breaking move.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised a top-class centre-half, but also wants a new right-back and also reinforcements in midfield and attack as he starts a squad clear-out.

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Spurs lead hunt for Sessegnon


Tottenham lead the race to land Fulham full-back Ryan Sessegnon, according to The Mail.

The Cottagers value the 18-year-old at £40million - but Tottenham want to pay closer to £25million.

Craven Cottage chiefs are aware of Tottenham's interest but Paris St-Germain are also interested.


Mahrez hoping for City stay


Riyad Mahrez says he has no doubts over his own quality and is ready to prove himself at Manchester City.

The former Leicester City star was primarily a backup under Pep Guardiola this season, but Mahrez says he's ready to fight for a bigger role rather than leaving the club.

Read what he had to say on Goal!

PSG following Kroos, Isco and Bale


Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing Toni Kroos as a potential answer to the club's midfield issues, according to Le Parisien.

The club has been in search of a replacement for Thiago Motta since the midfielder's retirement, and Kroos is seen as the perfect player to help anchor that position.

PSG also have interest in Isco and Bale, but would likely need to sell at least one of Julian Draxler or Edinson Cavani to finance a move.

De Ligt nears Barca move


Matthijs de Ligt is getting closer to joining Barcelona, Goal understands.

The Spanish club has made progress in their pursuit of the Dutch defender as they look to bring him in to join Frenkie de Jong this summer.

Read the full story on Goal!

Rangers set to pursue Klinsmann


Rangers are set to chase Jonathan Klinsmann, son of former Germany star and USMNT manager Jurgen, according to the Scottish Sun.

The club is in search for a new back-up to Allan McGregor and, with Klinsmann out of contract this summer, he seems a logical target.

Rangers sent scouts to watch Klinsmann play for Hertha Berlin's reserves and is believed to be frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities.

Arena expected to join Revs


Following the firing of Mike Burns and Brad Friedel, Bruce Arena is expected to join the New England Revolution in some capacity, reports ESPN.

Arena has been out of work since failing to lead the U.S. national team to the World Cup, but has previously built MLS dynasties with D.C. United and the LA Galaxy.

It is unclear if the Revs will name Arena as head coach, general manager or both as the club looks to fill both vacancies.

Tottenham close to securing £25m Sessegnon


Tottenham are close to securing a £25 million ($32m) deal for Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Daily Mail.

The Cottagers are set to cash in on Sessegnon as his contract runs down, and Spurs are reportedly ready to spend big this summer in order to persuade Mauricio Pochettino to stay.

Spurs to loan Bale for £10m


The forward is no longer wanted by Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid are ready to loan Gareth Bale to Tottenham for a £10 million ($13m) fee, claims the Sun.

Spurs' transfer committee are reportedly discussing the loan deal, having ruled out a permanent offer for the Wales international. 

However, Bale would apparently have to take a significant pay cut to allow a move to go through.

Arsenal ready to double Guendouzi's pay


Arsenal are set to double Matteo Guendouzi's wages when they offer him a new deal, says the Sun.

The central midfielder will have his pay packet increased to £75,000 a week after a number of impressive performances in his first year at the club.