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Red Bulls acquire Amaya from FC Cincinnati

2021-04-20T19:30:22Z

The New York Red Bulls have completed a trade for Frankie Amaya, the club confirmed.

FC Cincinnati will receive $950K in General Allocation Money and up to an additional $125K in allocation money should Amaya trigger performance-related bonuses.

“I’m very happy that we have added Frankie to our team,” said Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber. “His technical skills and ability with the ball will give us more control and more options in transition and in the final third. The task for us as a coaching staff will be to integrate him quickly and immerse him in our tactics and game plan.”

Newcastle linked with Benfica fullback

2021-04-20T19:03:53Z

Newcastle are interested in Benfica fullback Nuno Tavares, reports Record.

The Premier League side has been in contact with the Portuguese club to check in and see if they'd be willing to sell Tavares this summer.

Negotiations have not yet begun as Newcastle are feeling out a possible move for the defender.

Chelsea eye move for Sule

2021-04-20T18:30:55Z

Chelsea are eyeing a move to sign Bayern Munich defender Nicholas Sule, reports the Athletic.

One of  Thomas Tuchel's biggest targets of the summer window is a centre-back, with Sule at the top of the German manager's wishlist.

The 25-year-old defender has just over one year left on his contract at Bayern.

Valencia set sights on Mourinho

2021-04-20T17:45:29Z

Valencia are the latest club linked to Jose Mourinho.

According to Todofichajes.com, Valencia owner Peter Lim is prepared to part ways with Javi Gracia and pursue the now-former Tottenham boss.

Lim has already been in touch with Jorge Mendes, who represents Mourinho. 

Villa keeping tabs on Lingard

2021-04-20T17:00:11Z

Aston Villa are the latest club to consider a summer move for Jesse Lingard, according to Football Insider.

The 28-year-old has hugely impressed on loan at West Ham, however his long term future at parent club Manchester United remains uncertain.

He has been linked with a permanent move to the Hammers and several other Premier League sides - now Villa also appear to have thrown their hat into the ring.

Marseille 'ready to sell Liverpool target Caleta-Car' (RMC Sport)

2021-04-20T16:30:08Z

The Croatian defender almost moved to Anfield in January

Marseille are open to offers for defender Duje Caleta-Car should Liverpool rekindle their interest, claim RMC Sport.

The Croatian centre-back almost moved to Anfield in January, only for the Ligue 1 side to scupper the deal - however they would be willing to sell him in the summer.

Caleta-Car is reportedly still desperate to move to Liverpool, and Marseille have decided not to stand in his way should the move be an option again.

Rodgers rules out Spurs switch

2021-04-20T16:00:16Z

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has played down the possibility of succeeding Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.

Rodgers told his pre-match press conference ahead of the Foxes playing West Brom on Thursday: “It’s football, there is always speculation around, every job which comes up there will always be different managers speculated to go in.

“Tottenham is a fantastic club, it’s a huge club but my focus is here. I’m at a world-class training facility, the project we’re in here we still want to develop and have a lot of work to do.

“I have a great connection with the players, the board and we have plans to keep progressing.

“While I have the energy, the happiness and see that challenge continuing I’m very happy to be here. You can’t stop gossip but I don’t think about it.”

 

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'The new Pogba' on Chelsea and PSG's radar

2021-04-20T15:29:31Z

Lucas Gourna-Douath has emerged this season as one of the finest young midfielders in Ligue 1, with the 17-year-old having earned admiring glances from around the continent.

Chelsea, AC Milan and RB Leipzig have all been touted as potential landing spots for Gourna-Douath, who reportedly could be made available this summer for a fee of around €25 million (£22m/$30m).

Many expected Adil Aouchiche, the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster who placed 22nd on the 2021 NXGN list in March, to be the teenage midfielder to watch at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard this term, but Gourna-Douath has stolen the spotlight since being handed his debut by Claude Puel in September.

That was the first of 25 Ligue 1 matches the France Under-17s captain has appeared in, with 10 of those appearances coming as part of the starting XI for a player some have dubbed 'the new Paul Pogba'. You can read more about him here.

Arsenal in advanced talks for Ryan

2021-04-20T15:00:00Z

Arsenal are in "advanced talks" regarding a permanent deal for Mat Ryan, claims Football Insider.

The Australian goalkeeper completed a loan switch to Emirates Stadium from Brighton during the winter window but could now be offered the chance to stay on in north London.

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Mourinho now in the running for Celtic post

2021-04-20T14:30:00Z

After being sacked by Tottenham, The Sun reports that Jose Mourinho is now in the running for a vacant managerial post at Celtic.

The Portuguese has vowed to get back into coaching as quickly as possible, and that plan may lead to him heading for Glasgow.

Dortmund eye Silva as Haaland replacement

2021-04-20T14:00:00Z

Borussia Dortmund will look to lure Andre Silva away from Eintracht Frankfurt if Erling Haaland moves on this summer, claims Sport.de.

The Bundesliga giants are wary of leaving themselves short on firepower and may raid a domestic rival if a prolific Norwegian frontman seeks out a new challenge elsewhere.

Chelsea join Man Utd in Varane hunt

2021-04-20T13:30:00Z

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the hunt for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, reports AS.

Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keeping a close eye on the situation surrounding a World Cup winner at Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Betis interested in Bailly

2021-04-20T13:00:00Z

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is the subject of interest from Real Betis - as The Sun reports.

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is eager to lure the Ivorian to Benito Villamarín Stadium this summer.

Injuries have restricted Bailly to just 15 appearances for United this term, and he is approaching the final 12 months of his contract.

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Arsenal keen on Barcelona's Emerson

2021-04-20T12:30:00Z

Arsenal are keen on Barcelona loanee Emerson - according to Fichajes.

The Gunners are looking at the 22-year-old as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin, who has been heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain.

Emerson has impressed on loan at Real Betis in 2020-21, scoring once in 27 La Liga outings.

Milan set to hand Kjaer fresh terms

2021-04-20T12:00:00Z

Milan are set to hand Simon Kjaer fresh terms at San Siro - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 32-year-old's current deal is set to expire in 2022, but the Rossoneri want to keep him on for an extra year.

Kjaer has featured in 33 games across all competitions for Milan this season, scoring once.

Aguero offered two-year Barca deal (TyC Sports)

2021-04-20T11:30:00Z

Argentine closing in on Camp Nou move

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been offered a two-year deal at Barcelona - according to TyC Sports.

The 32-year-old has held talks with Camp Nou officials over a free transfer as he heads towards the last two months of his deal at Etihad Stadium.

Aguero is eager to return to La Liga, having spent 10 years in the Premier League after joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

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Mbappe starts house hunting in Madrid

2021-04-20T10:59:18Z

Kylian Mbappe's future at Paris Saint-Germain remains up in the air, with the World Cup-winning forward yet to commit to a contract extension at Parc des Princes beyond the summer of 2022.

It is no secret that the talented 22-year-old is attracting admiring glances from across Europe, with La Liga giants Real Madrid looking to make him their top target for the next transfer window.

And although Goal can confirm that Mbappe has started house hunting in Madrid, there is as of yet no suggestion that he has his made up his mind over a move to the Spanish giants as he continues to weigh up his future.

Read more here.

Mason replaces Mourinho at Spurs on interim basis

2021-04-20T10:30:00Z

Ryan Mason has been appointed as Tottenham's new interim manager following Jose Mourinho's sacking on Monday.

Mourinho was relieved of his duties at Spurs after 17 months in the hot-seat, just six days before he was due to oversee the team's appearance in the 2020-21 Carabao Cup final.

Mason, who had been serving as the club's head of player development, will now be tasked with delivering their first major trophy since 2008 and will see out the remainder of the season before a new permanent boss is installed over the summer.

Read the full story on Goal.

Spurs make contract with former Chelsea boss (Football Italia)

2021-04-20T10:00:00Z

Blues sound out Sarri

Football Italia reports that Tottenham have, after parting company with Jose Mourinho, made contact with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian, who spent one season at Stamford Bridge in 2018-19, has been out of work since severing ties with Juventus last summer.

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Bellerin waiting on approach from PSG

2021-04-20T09:30:00Z

Hector Bellerin is waiting on Paris Saint-Germain to make a bid for his signature, claims Sport.

The Arsenal defender, who has seen a return to Barcelona mooted in the past, is seeing a summer move away from Emirates Stadium speculated on.

Mourinho didn't want Bale deal

2021-04-20T09:00:00Z

Jose Mourinho was opposed to the idea of taking Gareth Bale back to Tottenham, reports The Telegraph.

The Portuguese has been relieved of his duties in north London, with it now emerging that he never wanted to bring in a familiar face on loan from Real Madrid.

West Brom to fight for Johnstone

2021-04-20T08:30:00Z

West Brom will be doing all they can to keep Sam Johnstone on their books, reports the Express and Star.

The highly-rated goalkeeper - who has been drafted into the England squad this season - has seen a summer move to Tottenham mooted as the Baggies battle to avoid relegation out of the Premier League.

Villa ready to revive interest in Rashica

2021-04-20T08:00:00Z

Aston Villa are ready to revive their interest in Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica - according to Football Insider.

The Lions missed out on a deal for the 24-year-old last summer, but are planning to submit a fresh bid when the market reopens.

Rashica has featured in 19 Bundesliga matches for Werder so far this season, scoring twice.

Liverpool plotting Watkins swoop (Football Insider)

2021-04-20T07:30:00Z

Aston Villa star touted for Anfield switch

Liverpool are plotting a summer swoop for Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins - according to Football Insider.

Jurgen Klopp is eager to fresh up his attack after a turbulent 2020-21 campaign, with the 25-year-old among those being considered for a switch to Anfield.

Watkins has scored in both of Villa's games against Liverpool this season, and has 12 to his name across 30 Premier League appearances in total.

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Leeds target Maitland-Niles

2021-04-20T07:00:00Z

Leeds United have identified Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles as a transfer target - according to The Mirror.

The Whites are planning to launch a summer bid for the 23-year-old, who is currently on loan at West Brom, but could face competition from fellow Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

Monaco have also been linked with Maitland-Niles, who still has two years to run on his current deal at Arsenal.

 

Newcastle boss Bruce wants permanent Willock deal

2021-04-20T06:30:00Z

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce wants to bring in Joe Willock on a permanent deal - according to The Sun.

The 21-year-old has impressed since joining the Magpies on loan from Arsenal in January.

Newcastle are now eager to sign Willock outright, but Bruce believes the Gunners will try to keep hold of the midfielder.

 

Minnesota close in on Hunou

2021-04-20T03:00:00Z

Minnesota United are nearing a deal with Rennes forward Adrien Hunou, according to L'Equipe.

The 27-year-old has four Ligue 1 goals this year and 26 in his career. MUFC previously attempted to sign him in February.

No break for Mourinho

2021-04-20T03:00:00Z

Jose Mourinho has said he wants to take a new managerial job as soon as possible after being sacked by Tottenham.

"No need for breaks or recharged batteries," he said. "I'm always in football."

Read the full story on Goal!

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Klopp insists he won't step away from Liverpool

2021-04-20T02:00:34Z

Jurgen Klopp insists he will not walk away from Liverpool despite his reservations over the club’s involvement in a proposed European Super League.

The Reds have been under fire since it emerged on Sunday that they were one of 12 clubs set to launch their own closed-shop competition, which threatens to alter the footballing landscape both at home and abroad in the coming months and years.

Read the full story on Goal

Insigne's reps deny Napoli contract rejection

2021-04-20T01:00:44Z

Lorenzo Insigne's representatives have denied reports their client turned down a new contract from Napoli.

"The agency is forced for the umpteenth time to deny what is written today in a well-known national newspaper," GEV Sport said on Instagram.

"Regarding Lorenzo's situation, there was no meeting with Napoli and consequently no refusal."

West Ham lead En-Nesyri chase

2021-04-20T00:00:38Z

West Ham lead the race to sign Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla, according to La Razon.

The 23-year-old Morocco forward has been tipped with a big-money move this summer, having scored 16 times in La Liga so far this term.

OL Reign land Bouhaddi and Marozsan on loan from Lyon

2021-04-19T23:02:07Z

OL Reign has signed goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi and midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan on loan from sister club Lyon.

The pair will inject serious star power into the NWSL side, with both considered among the world's best at their respective positions.

Read the full story on Goal
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Hoffenheim want to extend Richards stay

2021-04-19T22:45:15Z

Hoffenheim are hoping to keep defender Chris Richards at the club past this season, reports Kicker.

The U.S. international has impressed while on loan from Bayern Munich, earning the trust of Hoffenheim's staff.

The club are hoping to loan Richards a second time or even make a bid in the summer for a permanent move.

Tottenham make Nagelsmann top candidate (Daily Mail)

2021-04-19T22:35:00Z

The German boss could cost up to £10m

Tottenham have made RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann their top candidate to replace Jose Mourinho, reports the Daily Mail.

Spurs sacked Jose Mourinho on Monday after a year and a half in charge, with the club sitting seventh in the Premier League table.

Nagelsmann is open to taking over Spurs but it could cost up to £10 million ($14m) to release him from RB Leipzig.

Ancelotti keen on permanent Olsen deal

2021-04-19T22:30:19Z

Everton head coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his desire to sign goalkeeper Robin Olsen to a permanent deal.

Olsen has made 11 appearances for Everton this season while on loan from Roma.

"He is a fantastic guy and a really good goalkeeper. We like having him at Everton and hope this can continue," Ancelotti said of the Sweden international.

Hunou closing in on €3m Minnesota move

2021-04-19T22:20:37Z

Minnesota United are set to sign Adrien Hunou from Rennes in a €3 million move, reports Le10Sport.

The 27-year-old forward came up through the Rennes academy and has been with the Ligue 1 side his entire career, except for a loan to Clermont Foot.