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Atletico forward heads to Getafe

2020-08-27T22:00:28Z

Atletico Madrid forward Dario Poveda is set to sign for La Liga rivals Getafe, reports Marca.

The 23-year-old had been expected to move on loan, but it is now reported he will be signing a permanent deal.

Milan pushing for Tonali

2020-08-27T21:40:25Z

AC Milan are intensifying their efforts to sign Brescia star Sandro Tonali, according to DiMarzio.

It is claimed Milan are hoping to capitalise on a stall in talks between Brescia and rivals Inter, who are also interested in the 20-year-old.

Tonali has frequently been compared with former Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Everton-linked Rodriguez lowers wage demands

2020-08-27T21:00:37Z

James Rodriguez has lowered his wage demands in order to facilitate a move away from Real Madrid this summer, Marca claims.

The Colombia star has been heavily linked with a move to Carlo Ancelotti's Everton.

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Muto set for Newcastle exit

2020-08-27T20:40:42Z

Yoshinori Muto's representatives have been told to find the Newcastle forward a new club, reports the Chronicle.

Is it said contact has been made with clubs in La Liga and the Bundesliga, with the Japan international having failed to make an impact in the Premier League.

Leeds ready €30m Felipe offer

2020-08-27T20:20:24Z

Leeds are readying an offer of €30 million (£27m/$35m) for Lazio defender Luiz Felipe, according to La Lazio Siamo Noi.

However, it is claimed such a bid would be €10m (£9m/$12m) short of the Serie A club's valuation.

Felipe has emerged as an alternative to Brighton defender Ben White, with the Seagulls not looking to sell.

Rudiger: Chelsea signings have sent a message

2020-08-27T20:00:03Z

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says his side's summer transfer activity has sent a clear message to the club's current players.

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McKennie arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus move

2020-08-27T19:40:26Z

Weston McKennie has arrived in Turin to complete his move from Schalke to Juventus.

Get all the details here on Goal!

Ibrahimovic set to stay at AC Milan

2020-08-27T19:20:08Z

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to a new one-year contract at AC Milan, according to Sky Sports Italy.

It is claimed the deal, which will keep him at San Siro until next summer, is worth €7 million (£6m/$8m).

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Monaco sign €10m Caio Henrique from Atletico Madrid

2020-08-27T19:00:17Z

Jurado & Fernandez close in on Man Utd deals

2020-08-27T18:35:40Z

Manchester United are close to announcing the signing of teenage defenders Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez, according to the Daily Mail. 

Jurado, 16, will join from Barcelona while Fernandez, 17, will move from Real Madrid. 

Both players are under a two-week quarantine period after arriving in England from Spain.

Mexico youth star joins Boavista

2020-08-27T18:10:53Z

Alejandro Gomez has joined Boavista from Liga MX outfit Atlas on a one-year loan with an option to buy.

The 18-year-old defender starred for Mexico at last year's U-17 World Cup.

Neymar asks PSG to move for Messi

2020-08-27T17:45:38Z

Neymar has asked PSG to move for want-away Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Sky Sports reports.

Messi shocked the footballing world earlier this week when he requested a move away from Barca.

PSG have been mentioned as one of the few teams that could afford the Argentine superstar, and former Barca star Neymar is hoping to be reunited with his ex-team-mate.

Man City offer three players for Messi

2020-08-27T17:20:20Z

Swap deal could be tempting ahead of Barca rebuild

Manchester City are ready to offer three players to Barcelona in exchange for Lionel Messi, according to Sport.

It is claimed Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Eric Garcia will be offered to the Catalans.

Barca have been linked with all three players in the past, and had reportedly made an offer for Garcia this month.

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Mbappe to Real Madrid not feasible, says ex-president Calderon

2020-08-27T17:00:08Z

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says Kylian Mbappe joining the club would be "stratospheric" - but unlikely.

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Chelsea to sell Kante to fund Rice move

2020-08-27T16:40:12Z

Sales needed to fund summer splurge

Chelsea are ready to sell N'Golo Kante in order to fund a move for Declan Rice, Football Insider claims.

With a huge outlay on transfers already, the Blues need to recoup some money to pay for another move.

Kante will reportedly be made available for £60 million ($79m).

Arteta 'positive' over Gabriel & Aubameyang deals

2020-08-27T16:20:19Z

Mikel Arteta was in a positive mood when asked about Arsenal's imminent signing of Gabriel Magalhaes - as well as a new contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Fulham paid extra to help struggling Wigan

2020-08-27T16:00:11Z

Fulham paid over the odds for left-back Antonee Robinson to help out financially-stricken Wigan, Wigan Today reports.

The 23-year-old had a £1.9 million release clause, but Fulham rounded up to £2m.

More significantly, they paid the fee in full rather than splitting it into instalments, and included a 20 per cent sell-on clause.

Spurs see Zaniolo offer rejected

2020-08-27T15:40:23Z

Tottenham have had an offer for Nicolo Zaniolo rejected by Serie A side Roma, according to Sky Sports Italy.

The 21-year-old midfielder has apparently caught the eye of Jose Mourinho.

However, with Roma under new ownership, they are under little pressure to sell and don't want to lose their star asset.

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Martinez reps rubbish Sociedad talk

2020-08-27T15:30:29Z

Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez doesn't have a move to Real Sociedad arranged, contrary to reports.

There had been rumours of a move but Goal and Spox have learned the club hasn't made an approach, and Martinez would only return to Spain with former club Athletic Bilbao.

Sociedad wouldn't be able to afford Martinez' wages or the likely transfer fee of €10-15 million.

PSG confirm Thiago Silva exit

2020-08-27T15:20:16Z

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the exit of club captain Thiago Silva, ahead of his expected move to Chelsea.

'Outline of a deal' for Tonali between Brescia and Inter

2020-08-27T14:59:47Z

Sandro Tonali is edging closer to a move to Inter, according to Corriere dello Sport.

They claim an ‘outline of a deal’ has been done with Brescia, which would see the young defensive midfielder move on loan to San Siro, with Inter having an obligation to buy at €35 million that could rise up to €40m with bonuses.

Leko set for Birmingham move

2020-08-27T14:40:18Z

West Bromwich Albion winger Jonathan Leko is having a medical at Birmingham City ahead of a £1 million move, according to reports.

Leko has been a target for several Championship clubs, including Sheffield Wednesday and QPR.

White 'to sign new Brighton contract'

2020-08-27T14:19:55Z

Ben White is to end speculation about his immediate future by signing a new long-term contract at Brighton and Hove Albion, according to The Athletic.

Leeds United, where White spent last season on loan and impressed as the Yorkshire side were promoted to the Premier League, have had three bids rejected for White this summer.

The 22-year-old will follow club captain and fellow defender Lewis Dunk in signing a new deal, as manager Graham Potter shapes his defence ahead of the new season.

Reina joins Lazio following Aston Villa loan

2020-08-27T14:10:00Z

Pepe Reina has joined Lazio on a free transfer.

The veteran Spanish goalkeeper left Serie A rivals AC Milan at the end of last season, having spent the second half of the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Aston Villa.

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‘Thiago a better signing for Liverpool than Messi to Man City’

2020-08-27T13:59:50Z

Liverpool luring Thiago Alcantara away from Bayern Munich would be “a better signing that Lionel Messi going to Manchester City”, claims Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

The former United striker told talkSPORT: “I think it is City or Liverpool [for the Premier League title], and if Liverpool get Thiago from Bayern Munich, I think it is done. That is a better signing than Messi going to Man City.”

Bartomeu 'will step down if Messi pledges his future to Barca'

2020-08-27T13:50:26Z

However, the president's move may have come to late to prevent the superstar leaving Camp Nou

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has offered to step down if Lionel Messi agrees to stay at Barcelona, according to Spanish broadcaster TV3.

They claim the desperate attempt by the beleagured president to prevent Messi's departure would involve the forward publicly saying he will not leave Camp Nou, having indicated earlier this week he wishes to depart.

However, the reports claim it is too little and too late, with Messi already set on moving on.

Suarez breaks silence amid Barcelona exit rumours

2020-08-27T13:39:40Z

Luis Suarez has hit back at comments made by his former lawyer Alejandro Balbi that suggested the Uruguayan's future would be linked to that of Lionel Messi.

The appointment of Ronald Koeman, a club legend, was seen as a move to appease players and fans, but the Dutch head coach is reported to have told Suarez to find a new team as he is not part of his long-term plans in Catalunya.

With the striker being close friends with Messi, a destructive fall-out ensued, with Balbi among those to have weighed in on where both Messi and his former client may end up come next season.

However Suarez said: “There are people talking about me or on my behalf when I have not had a relationship with them for years. When I need to speak, I'll speak for myself.”

Chelsea sign Sarr on a free transfer

2020-08-27T13:19:57Z

The 21-year-old defender moves to Stamford Bridge after leaving Nice this summer

Chelsea's summer recruitment drive has continued with the signing of Malang Sarr on a free transfer.

The 21-year-old left-sided centre back moves to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal after leaving Ligue 1 side Nice at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Sarr will spend the 2020-21 season out on loan, Chelsea have confirmed - and, with 119 senior appearances for Nice already under his belt, he is unlikely to be short on offers.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia told the club website: "The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss. He is a tremendous prospect and we will be monitoring him closely during his loan period, hoping he will soon be back at Chelsea. We are very happy to welcome him to the club today."

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Leicester to launch £20m raid for McGregor

2020-08-27T13:00:00Z

Leicester are planning to make a £20 million ($26m) bid for Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor,, claims Football Insider.

Brendan Rodger has worked with the 27-year-old before at Parkhead and believes a deal can be done now that the Hoops have failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages.

Celtic keen on Awoniyi

2020-08-27T12:40:00Z

Celtic want Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi to replace Odsonne Edouard if the French frontman moves on, claims the Daily Star.

The Scottish champions are prepared to invest £9 million ($12m) in the 23-year-old Nigerian.

Chelsea hold Mendy meeting

2020-08-27T12:30:00Z

Chelsea have held talks regarding Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, reports Football Insider.

The Blues are in the market for a new shot-stopper, but remain some way off meeting the asking of a 28-year-old currently plying his trade at the club which once sold Petr Cech to the Blues.

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Zaha still wants out of Palace

2020-08-27T12:29:16Z

Wilfried Zaha still wants to leave Crystal Palace despite the club investing in young talent, claims The Guardian.

The Eagles are closing in on exciting QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze, but Ivorian winger Zaha remains keen to try his luck elsewhere.

Messi to explain Barcelona exit call

2020-08-27T12:20:00Z

Lionel Messi is planning on breaking his silence and explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave Barcelona.

No date has been set for that revelation, but Goal has learned that the Argentine's intention is to give his version of events in the coming days, with there a desire on his part to send a message to the fans that remain fiercely loyal to him.

Check out the full story here.

Mane offered to Barcelona as Messi replacement

2020-08-27T12:00:00Z

Liverpool star linked with Camp Nou switch

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been offered to Barcelona as a replacement for the seemingly outgoing Lionel Messi, claims TMW.

An Argentine superstar has expressed a desire to leave Camp Nou, but representatives of a Premier League title winner at Anfield are said to have informed the Blaugrana that their client would be willing to fill big shoes in Catalunya.

Liverpool must raise funds through sales

2020-08-27T11:40:00Z

Liverpool will need to move players on if they want to spend big before the next deadline, reports The Athletic.

Jurgen Klopp has always said that this would be a quiet window at Anfield and he must raise funds through sales if he wants to bring any marquee additions into his ranks.

Messi wants Neymar to join him at City

2020-08-27T11:20:00Z

Lionel Messi wants Neymar to follow his lead and join him at Manchester City, claims ESPN Brasil.

The Barcelona superstar is pushing for a move away from Camp Nou, with the Etihad Stadium his favoured landing spot, and he is keen to be reunited with a Brazilian forward that he once starred alongside in Catalunya.

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Man City still waiting on Rosa agreement

2020-08-27T11:00:00Z

Manchester City remain keen on Brazilian starlet Diego Rosa, according to PA Sport, but a deal for the 17-year-old remains some way off.

The Gremio midfielder is said to have agreed terms with City, but no transfer can be pushed through until he turns 18 in October - meaning it will be January before he arrives at the Etihad Stadium.

‘Bayern don’t need Ronaldo, we have Lewandowski’

2020-08-27T10:30:42Z

Bayern Munich did not consider a move for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 as they had no need to land the Portuguese with Robert Lewandowski already on their books, says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Rummenigge told Tuttosport: "We had, and still have, Lewandowski. We didn't need a striker like Ronaldo."

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Fulham prepare move for Gazzaniga

2020-08-27T10:00:00Z

Fulham are ready to make a move for Tottenham back-up goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, according to the Telegraph.

Scott Parker is keen on adding the Argentine to his ranks following the club's promotion to the Premier League, with Gazzaniga's future at Spurs looking bleak following the signing of Joe Hart.

Tottenham to pay £16m for Doherty

2020-08-27T09:30:00Z

Tottenham have agreed to pay up to £16 million ($21m) to Wolves to sign wing-back Matt Doherty, Football Insider claims.

The Republic of Ireland international has emerged as Jose Mourinho's first choice to replace Serge Aurier at right-back, with a formal offer to follow in the coming days.

Bayern out of race to sign Messi

2020-08-27T09:00:06Z

Bundesliga giants can't afford Barca legend

Bayern Munich cannot afford to join the bidding for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, claims the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

He told Tuttosport when asked if the Bavarians will enter the race for the Argentine: "No."

Explaining that call, Rummenigge added: "We can’t pay a player of that size. It is not part of our policy and philosophy.

"Honestly, hearing that Messi could leave Barcelona makes me a little sad. Leo has written the history of that club and in my opinion he should end his career with the Blaugrana.

"There are internal and private aspects there that I don’t know about and that is why I will not interfere."

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Bonucci rejects Man City

2020-08-27T08:30:00Z

Leonardo Bonucci has declined the opportunity to join Manchester City as he wants to continue with Juventus, Sky Sport Italia report.

Pep Guardiola made a renewed attempt to sign the Italy international centre-back, although the 33-year-old is happy to remain in Turin and is looking forward to working alongside new head coach Andrea Pirlo.

Dembele lined up as Suarez's successor

2020-08-27T08:00:00Z

Barca look to Lyon for another goalscorer

Sport reports that Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is a top target for Barcelona as they look to find a suitable successor to Luis Suarez in their No.9 berth.

The Liga giants are preparing to part with an experienced Uruguayan frontman, leaving them in the market for another proven goalscorer.

Atletico to use Partey in Lacazette raid

2020-08-27T07:30:00Z

Atletico Madrid are prepared to use Thomas Partey in a part-exchange with Arsenal that will see Alexandre Lacazette head to Spain.

Marca report that the La Liga giants are happy to include Partey, Angel Correa or Vitolo in a bid to bring a France international forward onto their books.

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Bartomeu to meet with Messi

2020-08-27T07:15:00Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning to hold face-to-face talks with Lionel Messi, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Liga giants are eager to prevent a star man from leaving Camp Nou and hope a compromise can be reached that allows him to stay put.

Liverpool won't let Wilson leave on loan

2020-08-27T07:00:00Z

Liverpool will not be sanctioning another loan move for Harry Wilson, claims Sky Sports.

The talented midfielder spent the 2019-20 campaign at Bournemouth and will only be allowed to leave Anfield again on a permanent agreement.

Benevento ready bid for Kluivert

2020-08-27T06:45:00Z

Ambitious Serie A new boys Benevento are ready to make a move for Roma winger Justin Kluivert, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Netherlands international has been at Stadio Olimpico since the summer of 2018.

Wolves to make second bid for Maitland-Niles

2020-08-27T06:30:00Z

Wolves will, according to Sky Sports, table a second bid for versatile Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The Gunners have knocked back at offer of £15 million ($20m) as they look to generate around £20m ($26m) from any sale of a highly-rated academy graduate.

Can Barcelona convince Messi to stay?

2020-08-27T06:00:00Z

Melbourne City manager Mombaerts to depart

2020-08-27T05:00:05Z

Erick Mombaerts is set to depart Melbourne City for Ligue 2 club Troyes AC, claims The World Game

City's current assistant coach Patrick Kisnorbo is expected to replace Mombaerts as manager with the club set to face Sydney FC in the A-League grand final on Sunday. 

McKennie set for Juventus move

2020-08-27T04:00:06Z

Klopp unsure over Liverpool's transfer funds

2020-08-27T03:00:33Z

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted the coronavirus pandemic has made signing players a lot more complicated. 

"Now, in corona times, you have to think five times before making a transfer because nobody knows what will happen after corona," Klopp told Servus TV

"We always have to pay attention to the financial aspect. Because we don't know exactly how much money we will have available. Others seem to deal with it a little more positively when you look at Chelsea.

"There are a lot of interesting players out there but if someone is interesting for us I can't say right now. But I am very happy with my team right now. If something transfer related will happen we have to see."

Glory coach Popovic set for Greece move

2020-08-27T02:00:44Z

Messi's future tied to Suarez's

2020-08-27T01:00:43Z

The agent of Luis Suarez believes that both the Uruguay striker and Lionel Messi will take each other's opinions into account when deciding life after Barcelona. 

Messi and Suarez have struck up a strong friendship since the latter's arrival at Camp Nou in 2014, initially forming two-thirds of the club's famed MSN attacking line-up with Neymar prior to the Brazilian's departure to Paris Saint-Germain.

As well as enjoying huge success on the pitch the pair and their families often holiday together, while new Barca coach Ronald Koeman's decision to cut the Uruguayan from his plans allegedly weighed in Messi's subsequent request to leave the Catalan club after 20 years. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

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Conte wants Vidal at Inter

2020-08-27T00:00:50Z

Thiago Silva says farewell to PSG ahead of Chelsea move

2020-08-26T22:55:31Z

Thiago Silva took to social media on Wednesday to bid farewell to the Paris Saint-Germain faithful ahead of his anticipated move to Chelsea. 

Silva joined PSG in 2012 from AC Milan and went on to lead the French side to seven Ligue 1 titles in eight seasons, part of a total haul of 23 trophies during his time at Parc des Princes. 

But the Brazil defender was not offered a fresh contract at the end of his current deal, instead signing a temporary extension which came to an end with PSG's defeat to Bayern Munich in Sunday's Champions League final, the first in the club's history. 

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Watford's Doucoure wants Everton move

2020-08-26T22:40:30Z

Abdoulaye Doucoure is holding out for a move to Everton from Watford, claims Telefoot Chaine via GFNF

Wolves, Fulham and Hertha Berlin have all made offers for the 27-year-old, but he's eager to play under Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park. 

Man Utd still chasing Grealish

2020-08-26T22:25:37Z

The Red Devils haven't given up

Manchester United remain in contact with Astom Villa over a potential move for Jack Grealish, according to the Daily Mail

Grealish is valued at £80 million ($105m) and the Red Devils are considering including goalkeeper Sergio Romero in a deal to sign the attacker. 

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AC Milan closing in on Diaz

2020-08-26T22:15:14Z

Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz is poised to join AC Milan, reports Gianluca Di Marzio

The two clubs have agreed to a deal with only Diaz himself left to approve the move. 

Diaz, 21, only made 10 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid last season. 

PSG begin Messi talks

2020-08-26T22:05:41Z

The Ligue 1 side are hoping to reunite the attacker with Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain have begun conversations with Lionel Messi's representatives as they look to bring the Barcelona star to France, reports Ole

While Manchester City remain the favourites to sign the Argentine, the Ligue 1 giants have now formally joined the race to add Messi to their star-studded side.