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Musiala to pick Germany over England

2021-02-20T23:00:22Z

Jamal Musiala is set to snub England and commit his future to the Germany national side.

England and Germany have been wooing the Bayern Munich youngster, and the Mail claims the forward is set to commit to Joachim Low’s side.

Zwolle part ways with Stegeman

2021-02-20T22:30:19Z

PEC Zwolle have sacked coach John Stegeman, with the decision taken following the 3-2 loss to Emmen.

The Dutch club confirmed they will start an immediate search for a replacement.

Leipzig set to confirm Simakan deal

2021-02-20T22:00:49Z

RB Leipzig are poised to confirm the signing of Mohamed Simakan from Strasbourg.

The Bundesliga side are seeking a replacement for Dayot Upamecano and Bild claims Simakan will be brought in to boost their defensive options.

Arsenal set sights on Kossounou

2021-02-20T21:30:48Z

Club Brugge midfielder Odilon Kossounou has emerged as one of Arsenal’s top summer targets, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old has impressed in the Belgian league this season and although clubs in Italy and Spain are keen, he is reportedly favouring a move to the Premier League.

Mislintat not in contact with Dortmund over return

2021-02-20T21:00:58Z

Sven Mislintat has said he has not had any contact with Borussia Dortmund over replacing Michael Zorc as the club’s sporting director.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Mislintat said: “It is in the nature of things that mind games take place.”

Asked directly if he’s spoken to Dortmund, he replied: “As of today, no.”

Sabitzer on Spurs' radar for summer move

2021-02-20T20:30:04Z

Marcel Sabitzer could be on his way out of RB Leipzig, with Bild claiming Tottenham hold an interest in the midfielder.

The player's deal expires in the summer and it is being claimed that the club are unable to offer a suitable renewal, with Tottenham monitoring the situation.

Ozil trying to convince Boateng to join Fenerbahce

2021-02-20T20:00:43Z

Mesut Ozil is eager to bring Jerome Boateng to Fenerbahce, Fotomac reports.

The centre-back's contract at Bayern Munich expires this summer and Ozil has contacted him telling him to make the switch to the Turkish giants.

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Cagliari eye Semplici as Di Francesco nears sacking

2021-02-20T19:32:16Z

Eusebio Di Francesco is on his way out at Cagliari.

Sky Sport in Italy claims the coachis one step away from being sacked and the Serie A side are eyeing Leonardo Semplici to take his place.

But they are yet to reach an agreement with Semplici and are considering Aurelio Andreazzoli as an alternative option.

Juventus, Roma and AC Milan in race to sign Danilo

2021-02-20T18:57:45Z

Palmeiras midfielder Danilo has become a popular figure among three of Serie A's top teams.

Calciomercato reports that Roma, Juventus and AC Milan are all eyeing the 19-year-old who has impressed since joining the club last October.

Palmeiras are said to value Danilo at around €15 million (£13m/$18m).

Minister of Sport begs Mbappe stay at PSG

2021-02-20T18:30:31Z

Kylian Mbappe is so important to Paris Saint-Germain and French football that the nation’s Minister of Sport, Roxana Maracineanu, has added her voice to those calling on the World Cup winner to sign a new contract.

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Toney in Leicester's sights

2021-02-20T18:00:43Z

Leicester City are mulling over the prospect of making a bid for Brentford forward Ivan Toney.

Toney has been in free-scoring form for the Bees, and the Mirror claims the Foxes see him as a potential long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy.

Shawcross joins Inter Miami

2021-02-20T17:30:28Z

Inter Miami have completed the signing of former Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross.

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Leeds 'preparing' for Bielsa exit

2021-02-20T17:00:38Z

Leeds United have admitted they have contingency plans in place should Marcelo Bielsa move on.

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Kruse holds no grudge against Klopp over failed Reds move

2021-02-20T16:30:39Z

Max Kruse has opened up on his failed move to Liverpool, with the Union Berlin man saying he has no animosity towards Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool still tracking De Paul

2021-02-20T16:00:00Z

Udinese midfielder remains of interest to Liverpool, according to Tutto Udinese.

The Reds were said to be keen on the £35 million-rated ($49m) star during the January transfer window, and will explore the option of doing a deal again in the summer.

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West Ham want new deal for Moyes

2021-02-20T15:30:00Z

West Ham are working on thrashing out fresh terms with David Moyes, reports The Sun.

The experienced Scot will see his current contract with the Hammers expire in the summer of 2022, but he is set to be rewarded for piecing together a top-four challenge this season.

Spurs quoted £52m for Skriniar

2021-02-20T15:00:00Z

Tottenham have been told it will take £52 million ($73m) to prise Milan Skriniar away from Inter, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

Spurs remain keen on the commanding centre-half and are piecing together plans for a summer approach.

Koeman reacts to Haaland transfer talk

2021-02-20T14:30:00Z

Ronald Koeman has offered a cryptic response when quizzed on Barcelona’s reported interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Blaugrana boss admitting to having “ideas for the future” at Camp Nou.

The Liga giants are among those said to be keen on trying to lure a prolific Norwegian frontman away from Bundesliga employers.

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Leeds, Bielsa exploring transfer options

2021-02-20T14:00:00Z

Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa are exploring transfer options for the summer, in a promising sign that the manager will stay with the club, says The Athletic.

The Whites boss has only signed short-term deals since his arrival in 2018 and sees his latest contract expire at the end of the current campaign.

But reports he is sizing up targets for the 2021-22 season indicates he looks set to remain at Elland Road himself, where he has overseen a major turnaround in fortunes.

Aguero in the dark over Man City future (The Times)

2021-02-20T13:30:00Z

Argentine unsure on next career steps

Sergio Aguero has admitted that he does not know if he will stay at Manchester City beyond the end of the current campaign, per The Times.

The Argentine, one of the club's long-standing players, has seen himself phased out of regular contention by Pep Guardiola across an injury-hit term and has not started a game since October.

The 32-year-old has confirmed that he has no plans to retire but has added that he does not know if he will stay at City, who he has helped to drive to multiple trophies up front over the past decade.

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Balogun set for Rangers extension

2021-02-20T13:00:00Z

Leon Balogun is set to extend his Rangers contract after the Scottish outfit were impressed by his showings, says Football Insider.

The Nigeria international's current deal ends at the close of this season.

But Steven Gerrard will look to pin the 32-year-old down for a longer stay at Ibrox following his arrival from Wigan Athletic last year.

Besiktas aim to tie Larin down

2021-02-20T12:30:00Z

Besiktas want to tie down Cyle Larin to a long-term deal as Premier League clubs swirl overhead, per Milliyet.

The Canada international has been in fine form for the Turkish giants.

But with Everton and West Brom linked with a move for his services, they want to ward off a hasty exit.

Burton sign up Fondop

2021-02-20T12:05:00Z

Bertrand dodging Saints extension

2021-02-20T11:30:00Z

Ryan Bertrand is dragging his heels over a contract extension at Southampton amid interest from Leicester, says Caught Offside.

The former Chelsea man has been with Saints since an initial loan in 2014 became a full-time move.

The England international however is slow on penning a new deal at St Mary's Stadium, with talk that the Foxes are after his services.

Bernat on Barca radar (L'Equipe)

2021-02-20T11:00:00Z

Spain star could end stay at PSG

Barcelona could be poised to make a move for Juan Bernat if the Spain international does not extend his stay at Paris Saint-Germain, per L'Equipe.

The 27-year-old has missed most of the current campaign through injury and though reports have suggested a lengthy extension in France, the club are apparently still undecided.

As such, Ronald Koeman would be keen to bring him back to his home country and take him in at Camp Nou.

De Ketelaere dreams of playing abroad amid Milan links

2021-02-20T10:30:00Z

Club Brugge midfielder Charles De Ketelaere has admitted that he harbours an ambition to test himself abroad amid interest from Serie A giants AC Milan and Lazio.

The teenage prodigy enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Pro League outfit last term, and has carried his form across into the current campaign, earning his first senior cap for Belgium in November last year.

De Ketelaere, reportedly valued at €25 million (£22m/$30m), is contracted through to June 2023 with Brugge, and says that he is not in a hurry to leave the club - but has acknowledged that he would love to play outside of his homeland in the future.

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Giannetti on Atlanta radar

2021-02-20T10:00:00Z

Atlanta United are after Velez Sarsfield centre-back Lautaro Giannetti, per The Athletic.

Giannetti, a 2016 Olympic squad member for Argentina, is wanted by the MLS outfit to help shore up their defence.

He has spent his whole career with the Argentine outfit.

NYCFC chase Romania youth star Matan

2021-02-20T09:30:00Z

New York City FC are after Romania youth international Alex Matan, per GSP.

The club already have one Romania international on their books in Alexandru Mitrita and now look set to bring in his countryman.

Matan is currently with FC Viitorul.

Shinnie signs permanent Charlton deal

2021-02-20T09:00:00Z

Celtic close in on Robert

2021-02-20T08:30:00Z

Celtic look to have the edge in the race to sign Thomas Robert from Airdrie, The Scottish Sun claims.

The 20-year-old quit Montpellier’s youth system last year to move to Scotland, and looks to be rewarded for his gamble with a move to a top-flight club.

Rangers were also in the mix to sign him, but he looks more likely to head to their cross-city rivals as things stand.

Burchall snubs Bournemouth stay

2021-02-20T07:30:00Z

Ajani Burchall has turned down an extended deal at Bournemouth amid interest from Premier League big hitters, per The Sun.

The 16-year-old had previously been linked with interest from Arsenal and West Ham.

But his choice to turn down a scholarship deal with the Cherries confirms that he is unlikely to stay with the Championship outfit.

Sampaoli to join Marseille on deal through 2023

2021-02-20T06:00:05Z

Jorge Sampaoli will take over as Marseille manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal, reports Andersinho Marques.

The former Argentina and Chile boss will leave current club Atletico Mineiro at the end of the Brazilian league season this month.

Milik has €12m exit clause at Marseille

2021-02-20T05:15:18Z

Marseille forward Arkadiusz Milik has a €12 million (£10m/$14.5m) buy-out clause included in his Marseille contract, reports Calciomercato.

Milik joined the French side from Napoli last month on a loan through the end of next season, but he could be off again in the summer should his clause be met.

The Poland international has scored one goal in two games for Marseille thus far.

Dortmund want to sell Sancho and keep Haaland

2021-02-20T04:30:01Z

Both players have been linked with big-money moves away

Borussia Dortmund would prefer to sell Jadon Sancho and keep Erling Haaland this summer, reports Bild

European giants are closely following the progress of both stars, but Dortmund are more determined to keep the prolific Norwegian striker. 

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Huddersfield in pursuit of Morrison

2021-02-20T03:30:31Z

Huddersfield are considering signing Ravel Morrison on a free transfer.

Terriers boss Carlos Corberan told BBC West Yorkshire: "Right now I know he is one option we are allowed to consider.

"With the new Brexit rules everything changed because you don't have the same option of player. 

"We are analysing if these players can help the team and improve the squad."

Levy to make Mourinho decision after the season

2021-02-20T02:30:49Z

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will make a decision on Jose Mourinho's future after the season is over, reports ESPN.

Speculation has continued over Mourinho's future as Spurs have struggled in the Premier League.

But the Portuguese manager will have until the end of the season to prove his worth with Tottenham.

Tuchel: No decision has been made on Giroud's future

2021-02-20T01:30:41Z

Thomas Tuchel says that Olivier Giroud's future remains uncertain as the forward's contract winds down.

The German manager says that he has not been at Chelsea long enough to make a final decision on Giroud's status.

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FC Cincy pursuing Scott

2021-02-20T00:45:30Z

FC Cincinnati is looking to sign American midfielder Kyle Scott from Newcastle, according to the Post Cincy.

Scott joined Newcastle from Chelsea in 2019 but has not yet made a senior appearance for the club.

The midfielder previously spent time on loan with Dutch side Telstar where he scored two goals in 14 appearances after making one first-team appearance for Chelsea. 

Arsenal set to rival Barcelona for youngster

2021-02-19T23:45:00Z

Arsenal are prepared to challenge Barcelona to sign Sevilla youngster Bryan Gil, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Gil has a £35 million (€40m/$42m) release clause, but that seems set to change as the winger nears a new deal with Sevilla.

Should he sign that deal, which would run through 2025, Arsenal would be unlikely to be able to afford a move.

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Barca turned down €150m Fati offer from Man Utd (Mundo Deportivo)

2021-02-19T23:12:44Z

The Spanish winger was one of several players targeted this summer

Barcelona turned down a €150 million (£130m/$182m) offer for Ansu Fati from Manchester United during the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The club also opted to decline offers for Pedri and Francisco Trincao this summer as well, with Bayern one club after the former.

Former Montreal star Piatti bound for Racing

2021-02-19T23:10:00Z

Ignacio Piatti is set to sign with Argentine side Racing, reports ESPN.

The 36-year-old winger had previously been linked with a move back to MLS.

Piatti tallied 66 goals and 35 assists across 135 games (130 starts) with Montreal between 2014 and 2019.

Liverpool sign Jagielka's son

2021-02-19T23:06:20Z

Liverpool have signed Phil Jagielka's 13-year-old son Zac, according to the Daily Mail.

The elder Jagielka made 385 appearances for Everton during his 12 seasons at Goodison Park, but his son, who plays up top, will now join the Reds' Under-14 team.

Orlando near deal for winger

2021-02-19T23:03:20Z

Orlando City are nearing a deal to sign Heracles winger Silvester van der Water, according to Algemeen Dagblad.

Van der Water won’t be available for selection for Heracles' league match against RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

The winger has scored 13 goals and provided eight assists in 59 matches across all competitions for Heracles over the last three seasons.