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Ex-Barca midfielder Paulinho in high demand

2021-09-21T11:30:00Z

Ex-Barcelona midfielder Paulinho is in high demand after terminating his contract at Al Ahli - as Calcio Mercato reports.

Corinthians, Galatasaray and Los Angeles Galaxy have all submitted offers for the 33-year-old, who is now a free agent.

Paulinho made 47 appearances for Barca between 2017 and 2019, and also played for Tottenham earlier in his career.

Milna target Betis star Carvalho

2021-09-21T11:00:00Z

Milan have identified Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho as a transfer target - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Italian giants are looking at the 28-year-old as a possible replacement for Franck Kessie, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

It is believed that Betis will be open to letting Carvalho leave on loan with an option to buy, and Milan could make a formal approach in the new year.

Cooper appointed new Nottingham Forest boss

2021-09-21T10:46:00Z

Man Utd will take Sterling! - Ferdinand

2021-09-21T10:30:00Z

Liverpool should "buy Raheem Sterling tomorrow" but Manchester United would also take him, insists Rio Ferdinand, who believes the Manchester City star is now in "the wilderness" at the Etihad Stadium.

Sterling has been a key part of Pep Guardiola's plans since signing for City from Liverpool for £50 million ($68m) back in 2015, helping the club dominate the English football landscape and emerge as genuine contenders in the Champions League.

However, the winger has fallen out of favour at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, starting only two of City's opening six games across all competitions, and Ferdinand believes he could end up seeking a transfer if his situation does not improve.

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Chelsea were ready to offer €100m for Marquinhos (RMC Sport)

2021-09-21T10:04:16Z

PSG star emerged on Blues' radar

Chelsea were ready to offer €100 million (£86m/$117m) for Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos in the summer transfer window - according to RMC Sport.

The Blues wanted to arrange a reunion between the Brazilian and Thiago Silva at Stamford Bridge, with the pair having enjoyed a strong partnership during their time together at Parc des Princes.

However, PSG made it clear they did not want to sell Marqunhos, whose stance was also that he preferred to stay put rather than head to the Premier League with Chelsea.

Liverpool could look into Hudson-Odoi deal

2021-09-21T09:57:56Z

Liverpool are, according to Calciomercato, considering a move for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The England international has been unable to nail down a regular role under Thomas Tuchel, but could be offered the chance to work under another German coach in Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

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Lyon join the race for Real outcast Isco

2021-09-21T09:36:41Z

Ligue 1 giants Lyon are the latest side to express interest in Real Madrid outcast Isco, reports Fichajes.

Juventus and AC Milan have already been linked with the Spain international playmaker, who is struggling for game time at Santiago Bernabeu.

Christensen close to new Chelsea contract

2021-09-21T08:59:54Z

Andreas Christensen is on the verge of signing a new contract at Chelsea, claims The Sun.

The Danish defender was initially offered a deal on reduced terms, but he has impressed Thomas Tuchel and will now get the extension that his performances deserve.

Silva an option to replace Kane at Spurs

2021-09-21T08:24:18Z

Football.london reports that Andre Silva could be an option to replace Harry Kane at Tottenham if the England captain leaves in upcoming transfer window.

Spurs will be in the market for another goalscorer if a deal is done, with a Portugal international on the books at RB Leipzig figuring prominently on their wish list.

Vecino’s agent to request new Inter contract

2021-09-21T08:00:00Z

Matias Vecino’s agent is ready to request a new contract for the Inter midfielder - according to Calcio Mercato.

The 30-year-old is already tied to San Siro until 2024, but his representative is eager to arrange a new three-year deal.

Vecino has made three Serie A appearances for Inter so far this season, scoring once.

Neres touted for Ajax exit

2021-09-21T07:30:00Z

David Neres has been touted for a move away from Ajax - according to AS.

The 24-year-old has less than two years to run on his current contract, and is currently valued at around €27m (£23m/$32m).

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla both moved for Neres in the summer, but neither side was able to finalise a deal.

Leeds set sights on Noa Lang

2021-09-21T07:00:00Z

Leeds have set their sights on Club Brugges forward Noa Lang, according to Football Insider.

Arsenal have also been linked with the 22-year-old, who moved to Belgium from Ajax permanently in the summer.

Lang has three goals and four assists to his name already this season, and shone in a Champions League group draw against Paris Saint-Germain.

Everton's James in talks for Al Rayyan loan

2021-09-21T06:30:00Z

Salt Lake to interview Noonan again

2021-09-21T00:34:21Z

Koeman refuses to be drawn on sack talk

2021-09-21T00:23:40Z

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says he does not want to speak about his future anymore after a 1-1 draw with Granada.

The Dutch manager conceded that "today's Barca is not the Barca of eight years ago" after the club needed a late equaliser from Ronald Arauajo after trailing for 88 minutes.

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Mertesacker asks for Arteta patience

2021-09-20T23:28:00Z

Per Mertesacker admits that a Champions League return for Arsenal may not happen for another "two or three years", but he has urged patience with Mikel Arteta in what remains a "big, big transition" for the Gunners.

North London heavyweights have failed to qualify for elite European competition since Arsene Wenger was still at the helm, with their last top-four finish coming back in 2015-16.

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Drinkwater makes 'shambles' admission

2021-09-20T23:18:30Z

Danny Drinkwater admits his time at Chelsea has been a "shambles", with the 31-year-old midfielder becoming a £35 million ($48m) flop for the Blues following a transfer from Leicester in 2017.

That deal was done when Drinkwater was a Premier League title winner and an England international, with those at Stamford Bridge eager to reunite a proven performer with former Foxes team-mate N'Golo Kante.

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Mourinho to bring Dalot to Roma (Calciomercato)

2021-09-20T22:50:00Z

The manager has long held interest in the full-back

Jose Mourinho wants to bring Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot to Roma, writes Calciomercato.

The manager has been keen on Dalot since he was in charge at Old Trafford and sees an opportunity to add the player on a discount given the defender's fringe status with the Red Devils.

Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan, so he already carries Serie A experience.

Preston renew Potts

2021-09-20T22:45:00Z

€12m Origi to leave Liverpool in January

2021-09-20T22:30:00Z

Divock Origi is set to leave Liverpool in the January transfer window as he looks for more consistent playing time, according to Calciomercato.

Jurgen Klopp recently admitted that he expected the striker to leave over the summer, but no palatable offers arrived.

Lens have now been tipped as a possible landing spot for Origi.

Everton academy adds Okoronkwo

2021-09-20T22:00:00Z