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'De Ligt wants to play in the Champions League'

2019-06-17T22:15:00Z

Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit believes Manchester United will miss out on signing Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt due to lack of Champions League football.

De Ligt is expected to depart the Champions League semi-finalists this summer with Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain mooted as suitors.

But while Barca and PSG can boast the chance to play in Europe’s top continental club competition, Manchester United find themselves in the Europa League after a sixth place finish in the Premier League last season and Gullit thinks that will prevent him from landing at Old Trafford.

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Totti: Conte had agreed to take Roma job

2019-06-17T21:45:55Z

Antonio Conte agreed to become Roma's new coach before instead taking charge of Inter, according to Francesco Totti.

Giallorossi icon Totti announced his departure from the club, ending a 30-year association, at an explosive news conference on Monday.

And Totti revealed Roma had sealed a deal with former Chelsea boss Conte to take over, only for the Italian to then choose Serie A rivals Inter instead.

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Hummels will cost €30m for Dortmund

2019-06-17T21:15:57Z

Mats Hummels' return to Borussia Dortmund is expected to cost the Bundesliga runners-up €30 million (£27m/$34m), according to Sky Germany

The defender is expected to depart Bayern Munich to return to Dortmund once again, with player and club in agreement about the move.

The hold up remains the fee, but the €30m amount is expected to be what is agreed upon.

Man Utd and Spurs move ahead in Van de Beek chase

2019-06-17T20:45:29Z

Manchester United and Tottenham have moved out in front of the hunt for Ajax star Donny Van de Beek, according to Calciomercato.

Inter were thought to be a suitor for Van de Beek, but Ajax are demanding €50 million (£45m/$56m) and the Serie A club will not meet that price. 

Martinelli to join Arsenal

2019-06-17T20:02:48Z

Ituano teenager Gabriel Martinelli is set to join Arsenal on a five-year contract, according to Globoesporte.

Martinelli, who turns 18 on Tuesday, will arrive after the Gunners paid out a £6 million ($8m) transfer fee.

Negotiations over a transfer have been going on since the end of 2018.

Madrid want to sign Pogba by July 1

2019-06-17T19:45:20Z

Real Madrid want Paul Pogba to join the club by July 1, despite Manchester United showing no inclination to sell, according to Marca.

Head coach Zinedine Zidane believes Pogba is essential to his plans and wants him with the club when they begin their pre-season training.

Madrid want to appease Zidane with both the transfer itself and speed of it, but will have to pay upwards of €150 million (£149m/$169m).

PSG target Coutinho deal

2019-06-17T19:32:42Z

Paris Saint-Germain are targeting a deal for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to AS.com.

New PSG sporting director Leonardo is looking for another attacker to go along with Neymar and wants to have a deal in place for Coutinho before the end of the Copa America.

Coutinho is expected to welcome a switch as he can be a more important player with PSG than he is at Barca, as well as team up with numerous Brazil internationals in Paris.

Atletico hold Herrera talks

2019-06-17T19:15:34Z

Atletico Madrid will rival Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Ander Herrera, according to Paris United.

The Spain international is a free agent after leaving Manchester United and was widely expected to make a free transfer move to PSG.

However, Atletico have now entered the race and have already held talks with the midfielder, who now has to decide between the two clubs.

Lampard arrival to prompt staff overhaul

2019-06-17T19:00:00Z

Frank Lampard's apppointment as Chelsea boss will spark a significant overhaul of the club's coaching staff, according to the Telegraph.

The Blues are expected to make an approach for Derby boss Lampard in the coming days after Maurizio Sarri left to join Juventus.

Should Lampard return to Stamford Bridge then up to nine members of Sarri's staff could be moved on or given different roles.

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Everton confident of Baines agreement

2019-06-17T18:45:09Z

Everton are still confident that defender Leighton Baines will sign a new contract, report the Liverpool Echo.

The 34-year-old's current deal expires this summer and a new 12-month deal remains on the table.

Fellow defender Phil Jagielka was released by the Toffees earlier this month after the club opted not to offer him a new contract.

Benfica close in on Real striker

2019-06-17T18:30:37Z

Benfica are close to agreeing a deal to sign Raul de Tomas from Real Madrid, report Marca.

The Portuguese club are set to pay a fee in the region of €20 million (£18m/$22.4m) for the 24-year-old forward.

De Tomas scored 14 La Liga goals while on loan at Rayo Vallecano last season.

Roma increase Dzeko price

2019-06-17T18:15:39Z

Roma have increased their asking price for Inter target Edin Dzeko from €20 million to €22 million (£19.6m/$25m) report Calciomercato.

The Bosnian striker has reportedly already agreed a three-year deal to move to Inter, but the club have yet to increase their €13 million offer for the 33-year-old.

Roma were keen to offload Dzeko in order to raise funds but the expected €45m departure of Kostas Manolas has eased the pressure on their finances, prompting the Giallorossi to up their asking price.

Lyon reveal Ndombele fee

2019-06-17T18:00:22Z

Tottenham have been told they will have to pay up to £63m ($79m) to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, report Sky Sports.

Spurs are keen to bolster their midfield this summer and have been in talks with Lyon for some time, though an agreement has yet to be reached.

The 22-year-old is currently on holiday and will not make a firm decision about his future until his return in early July.

 

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Zieler returns to Hannover

2019-06-17T17:50:21Z

Former Leicester goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has returned for a second spell at Hannover, signing a four-year deal.

The 30-year-old, who began his career at Manchester United but left without making a senior appearance, previously played for Hannover between 2010 and 2016.

Napoli eye James move

2019-06-17T17:40:17Z

Napoli have made Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez one of their top transfer targets this summer, report Il Mattino via Calciomercato.

James is back at Real after Bayern Munich opted not to sign the 27-year-old permanently at the end of their two-year loan agreement.

He is still expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and Napoli hope their goalkeeper David Ospina can persuade James to move to Naples while the two are together with Colombia at the Copa America.

 

West Ham reject player plus cash deal for Diop

2019-06-17T17:20:54Z

West Ham have rejected an offer of £40 million ($57m) plus an unknown player from Manchester United for defender Issa Diop, report the Mirror.

The Red Devils have turned their attentions to the 22-year-old having previously been linked with the likes of Leicester's Harry Maguire and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.

However, it has already been claimed that the Hammers are determined to hang on to Diop, who cost £22 million from Toulouse last summer.

Lunin to act as Courtois backup

2019-06-17T17:00:40Z

Ukraine were crowned champions of the Under-20 World Cup after beating South Korea in the final on Saturday, ably aided in their quest by Andriy Lunin, who was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament's best goalkeeper.

Conceding just four goals in seven matches, the Real Madrid-owned shot-stopper proved his worth on one of the grandest of stages after and underwhelming loan spell at Leganes had fans questioning why the 20-year-old had been signed for €8.5 million back in 2018.

Goal reported previously that Madrid had been following the relative unknown for two full seasons before splashing out on Lunin, however, and can now reveal that they are confident enough in the young custodian to allow both Keylor Navas and Luca Zidane to move on.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

Benfica rubbish reports of Atletico deal for Joao Felix

2019-06-17T16:50:51Z

Benfica have vehemently denied reports claiming Atletico Madrid are on the brink of signing teenager Joao Felix.

Reports in the Spanish press claimed Atletico were due to announce the signing of the 19-year-old imminently after agreeing to pay his €120 million (£107m/$135m) release clause.

However, Benfica have moved swiftly to deny the rumours while reiterating that the release clause is still active for any club willing to meet its value.

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Saliba wants to join Arsenal

2019-06-17T16:40:48Z

Teenage Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba wants to join Arsenal, but a move still must overcome difficult hurdles, according to the Daily Star.

The 18-year-old is close to agreeing a five-year deal with the Gunners, but Saint-Etienne want Saliba to remain on loan at the club next season.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is hesitant to use up a substantial part of his transfer budget on the £27 million ($34m) rated defender if he cannot use him in the coming year.

McLean signs new Norwich deal

2019-06-17T16:30:48Z

Kenny McLean has signed a new three-year contract with Premier League returnees Norwich, the club have announced.

The 27-year-old played 20 games in the Championship last season after making the move from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen.

McLean told the club's official website: “To be here for another three years is excellent for me. I feel I’ve settled in really well to the Club and the city and there are now exciting times ahead."

Man City near Cancelo deal

2019-06-17T16:20:04Z

Manchester City and Juventus are close to reaching a deal for right-back Joao Cancelo.

Goal reported on June 6 that the two clubs have been in advanced talks regarding a move for the Portugal international, with Juve holding out for more than €50 million (£44m/$56m).

Sources in Italy now indicate that further talks have taken place on Monday, and while City are still reluctant to meet Juventus’ top asking price, they are prepared to up their initial offer and conclude a deal.

Get all the details right here on Goal!

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Man Utd have £50m Wan-Bissaka bid rejected

2019-06-17T16:10:34Z

Manchester United have had an improved £50 million ($63m) bid for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected, according to Sky Sports.

United's bid was worth an initial £35m, with an additional £15m achievable through incentives.

Palace are believed to be willing to accept £50m for the right-back, but do not want any part of the deal to be incentive-laden, and are under no pressure to sell with Wan-Bissaka having three years left on his contract.

Bayer Leverkusen land Ajax defender

2019-06-17T16:00:26Z

Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Ajax defender Daley Sinkgraven, the Bundesliga club have announced.

The 23-year-old full-back joins the Leverkusen on a four-year contract after reportedly landing at the club on a €5 million (£4.5m/$6m) transfer.  

Burnley join race for Maupay

2019-06-17T15:45:04Z

Burnley are among the clubs interested in Brentford forward Neal Maupay, according to the Daily Mail.

Burnley will likely bid £15 million ($19m), though it is believed Maupay is valued at £20m after scoring 28 goals last season.

In addition to Burnley, Sheffield United, Sevilla and Aston Villa are believed to be interested in the 22-year-old Maupay. 

Chelsea reject Barca and Atletico bids for Willian

2019-06-17T15:30:00Z

The La Liga clubs made £35m offers for the winger

Chelsea have rejected a pair of £35 million ($44m) bids from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Willian, according to Sky Sports.

Willian was subject to multiple bids from Barcelona last summer and has one year left on his contract with the Blues. 

However, Chelsea do not want to lose the winger, having sold Eden Hazard and facing a transfer ban, and are hopeful they can extend Willian on a two-year deal.

Ojo on verge of joining Rangers on loan

2019-06-17T15:15:18Z

Rangers are set to complete the signing of Sheyi Ojo on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool.

The 21-year-old will spend the entire 2019-20 campaign at Ibrox as Steven Gerrard’s side look to mount a serious challenge for the Scottish Premiership. He becomes the Gers' fifth signing of a busy summer.

Ojo struggled to make an impression during a spell with Stade Reims in Francelast season, making just three league starts for the Ligue 1 outfit, but Liverpool are confident that the former MK Dons man can enjoy better fortunes up at Rangers.

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Milinkovic-Savic transfer door left open

2019-06-17T15:00:00Z

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could see 2019 deliver a transfer that has been mooted for some time, with Lazio prepared to part with the Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain target if he wishes to move on.

“Milinkovic-Savic? At Lazio, we keep only those who want to stay at the club,” club president Claudio Lotito told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Check out the full story here.

Liverpool can have Dembele for £90m

2019-06-17T14:50:00Z

Liverpool have been informed that they can take Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona for £90 million, claims TEAMtalk.

The France international is being linked with a move away from Camp Nou after two seasons in Catalunya and has attracted interest from Anfield in the past.

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Man Utd urged to sign 'solid' De Ligt

2019-06-17T14:40:00Z

Manchester United "need" to sign "solid" Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to Kleberson.

The former Red Devils midfielder has told betoclock.com: "In my opinion, Manchester United need to bring in Matthijs de Ligt, who would be a good player to join because of his style of play."

Read the full story here.

Godfrey close to Norwich extension

2019-06-17T14:30:00Z

Ben Godfrey is close to agreeing a new contract at Norwich, according to Sky Sports.

The England U20 international defender has been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Lyon.

Barcelona distanced from Griezmann

2019-06-17T14:20:00Z

Barcelona have held no talks with Antoine Griezmann regarding a move to Camp Nou, claims club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, with there “nothing to announce” when it comes to the Atletico Madrid striker.

The Blaugrana supremo has told RAC1: "We've always said the same. We haven't spoken to him. There's nothing to it."

Check out the full story here.

Atletico to beat Man Utd & City to Felix

2019-06-17T14:19:44Z

Atletico Madrid are set to win the race for Benfica starlet Joao Felix, claims Marca.

A move to Spain is said to be imminent for a 19-year-old forward who has been heavily linked with Manchester rivals United and City.

Coutinho will not make Man Utd move

2019-06-17T14:10:00Z

Philippe Coutinho will not consider a move to Manchester United out of respect to Liverpool, reports Sky Sports.

The Barcelona playmaker has been linked with a return to the Premier League, but he will not be heading to Old Trafford.

PSG '200 per cent' positive Mbappe will stay

2019-06-17T14:00:00Z

French champions won't part with striker

Kylian Mbappe may be generating more talk of a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain, but Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is “200 per cent” sure that the striker is staying put.

The World Cup winner is said to be a target for Real Madrid, but his current club have no intention of parting with a prized asset.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Schubert to snub Arsenal switch

2019-06-17T13:45:20Z

Germany U21 goalkeeper Markus Schubert is set to snub a switch to Arsenal and link up with Schalke, reports German news outlet Ran.

He is currently without a club, but appears set to remain in his homeland rather than head for England.

West Ham won't part with Diop

2019-06-17T13:40:00Z

West Ham are adamant that Issa Diop is not for sale, claims the Evening Standard.

Manchester United have been linked with a £45 million ($57m) move for the 22-year-old defender.

Mata close to agreeing Man Utd deal

2019-06-17T13:30:00Z

Red Devils to tie key man to fresh terms

Manchester United are close to agreeing fresh terms with Juan Mata, reports The Mirror.

The Spaniard is due to become a free agent this summer, but could now commit to an extended stay at Old Trafford.

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2019-06-17T13:30:00Z

Leicester lead Tielemans chase

2019-06-17T13:20:00Z

Leicester remain at the front of the queue to land Youri Tielemans, reports the Telegraph.

The Belgian midfielder has been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United since impressing on loan at the Foxes from Monaco, but a £40 million ($50m) switch to the King Power Stadium is still on the cards.

Man City to trigger €12m Angelino clause

2019-06-17T13:10:00Z

Manchester City are prepared to trigger the €12 million (£10.7m/$13.5m) buy-back clause in Angelino’s PSV contract.

City sold the 22-year-old to the then-Eredivisie champions last summer, but club sources indicate they are now ready to bring him back to the Etihad Stadium and use him as cover for the left-back position.

Check out the full story here.

Leicester in talks to sign Luton's Justin

2019-06-17T12:58:30Z

Leicester City are in talks with Luton over the possible signing of James Justin, according to Sky Sports.

The Hatters are looking to receive around £10 million ($13m) for the 21-year-old, who is also on Aston Villa's radar.

Justin contributed three goals and seven assists in 43 League One appearances to help Luton earn promotion to the Championship last season.

Brentford's Maupay in talks with Sevilla

2019-06-17T12:28:56Z

Brentford forward Neal Maupay is in talks with Sevilla over a summer transfer, according to L'Equipe.

The 22-year-old's agent is in Spain holding negotiations with the La Liga club, with a €10m ($11m, £9m) deal in the works.

Maupay scored 25 goals in 43 Championship appearances for Brentford last season.

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Man City monitoring Eibar goalkeeper Riesgo

2019-06-17T11:59:00Z

Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester City, according to The Sun.

Pep Guardiola wants to bring the 35-year-old to Etihad Stadium on a free transfer, to provide extra cover for Ederson between the sticks.

Riesgo started 14 La Liga matches last season, helping Eibar finish 12th in La Liga.

PSG considering swoop for Man Utd's Pogba

2019-06-17T11:49:41Z

The French champions are in the market for a creative midfielder

Paris Saint Germain are weighing up a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to The Independent.

The Frenchman has expressed a desire to leave Old Trafford and the Ligue 1 outfit are in the market for a playmaker with Adrien Rabiot set to depart.

Pogba posted his best numbers yet in a United shirt last season, with 13 goals and nine assists to his name in 35 Premier League appearances.

Arsenal warned £40m tranfer kitty 'isn't enough'

2019-06-17T10:59:19Z

Arsenal have been warned that their supposed £40 million ($50m) summer transfer budget “isn’t enough”, with Robert Pires claiming that “a lot of money” needs to be spent by the Gunners.

Those at Emirates Stadium are preparing for a third successive season without Champions League football.

Unai Emery could only deliver a fifth-place finish in the Premier League during his debut campaign, while the Spaniard also suffered Europa League final heartache against Chelsea.

Read the full story on Goal.

Barca's Vidal linked with China switch

2019-06-17T10:31:41Z

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has been linked with a surprise switch to China - as Mundo Deportivo reports.

An unnamed Chinese Super League club have expressed an interest in the 32-year-old, who has just completed his first full season at Camp Nou.

Vidal is currently away on international duty with Chile at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil

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Hause joins Aston Villa from Wolves permanently

2019-06-17T10:29:22Z

Premier League new boys Aston Villa have announced that Kortney Hause has completed a permanent switch from Wolves.

The 23-year-old spent the second half of the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Villa Park, racking up 12 Championship appearances in total.

Bale to Bayern reports rubbished

2019-06-17T10:15:00Z

Reports linking Gareth Bale with a move to Bayern Munich are "rubbish", the Real Madrid star's agent has told ESPN.

It had been suggested that the Wales international, who continues to be linked with a summer switch, could link up with the Bundesliga champions on a season-long loan.

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Neymar could end up at Old Trafford

2019-06-17T10:00:00Z

Manchester United will consider a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar if Paul Pogba moves on this summer, claims Spanish publication Sport.

Two global superstars are on the lookout for transfers and it could be that one departure from Old Trafford frees up space for a Brazil international to arrive.

'Liverpool should forget about De Ligt'

2019-06-17T09:50:00Z

Liverpool need to resign themselves to the fact that Matthijs de Ligt “will end up elsewhere” and focus on reinforcing other areas of their defence, says John Aldridge.

The former Reds striker has told the Irish Independent: "While I said that a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk’s Dutch central defensive partner Matthijs de Ligt would be great for Liverpool, the money he and his agent appear to be demanding means he will end up elsewhere."

Check out the full story here.

Liverpool ask about Targett

2019-06-17T09:40:00Z

Liverpool have asked about the possible availability of

Liverpool have asked about the possible availability of Southampton left-back Matt Targett, claims 90min.

The Reds are in the market for cover to Scotland international Andy Robertson in that area of the field.

 

 

Muller has big-money offer from China

2019-06-17T09:30:00Z

Thomas Muller has received a lucrative offer to leave Bayern Munich for China, reports Kicker.

The Germany international is said to have had a contract worth €25 million-a-year (£22m/$28m) put to him.

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Juventus preparing offer for Pogba

2019-06-17T09:15:00Z

Maurizio Sarri has given the green light for Juventus to make a move for Pogba Pogba, reports Calciomercato.

The French midfielder is being linked with a move away from Manchester United and the Bianconeri are now readying a bid to return him to Turin.

Liverpool to go after Lucas or Zaha?

2019-06-17T09:00:00Z

Liverpool should be looking at the likes of Lucas Moura and Wilfried Zaha if they are in the market for another forward, says John Aldridge, with links to Antoine Griezmann considered “extravagant”.

The former Reds striker told the Irish Independent: "I wonder whether Lucas Moura could be prised away from Tottenham, as he had to be a little bemused to be left out of their Champions League final starting line-up after he scored a fantastic hat-trick in the semi-final against Ajax."

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Departure from Craven Cottage

2019-06-17T08:37:34Z

Man Utd expecting Pogba to stay

2019-06-17T08:30:00Z

Manchester United are expecting Paul Pogba to stay put despite his summer exit hint, claims Sky Sports.

The Frenchman has claimed that it may be time for him to take on a new challenge, amid links to Real Madrid, but the Red Devils are confident of keeping a World Cup winner on their books.

Leicester's Maddison ignoring Man Utd links

2019-06-17T07:58:19Z

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is remaining quiet on speculation surrounding his future, with Manchester United reported to be chasing his signature.

The England Under-21 international completed a move from Norwich to the King Power Stadium in 2018 and enjoyed a superb debut season in the Premier League, contributing seven goals and seven assists in 36 matches.

The 22-year-old also managed to create 100 goalscoring chances for his team-mates in total, which was more than any other player managed in the top flight.

Read the full story on Goal.

Watford interested in signing Dawson

2019-06-17T07:29:42Z

West Brom defender Craig Dawson is the subject of interest from Watford, according to The Sun.

The Hornets are keen on landing the 29-year-old, who is expected to leave the Hawthorns this summer, but Burnley are also chasing his signature.

Dawson contributed two goals and three assists in 43 Championship games for West Brom last term.

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Coutinho open to Chelsea switch

2019-06-17T06:58:53Z

Brazilian ace nears Camp Nou exit

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho favours a move to Chelsea if he leaves Camp Nou this summer, according to the Daily Express.

The 27-year-old is also a target for Paris Saint Germain, but he would prefer to return to the Premier League.

Coutinho endured a frustrating 2018-19 campaign with Barca, only managing to contribute five goals and two assists in 34 La Liga matches.

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Liverpool eye swoop for Tokoz

2019-06-17T06:29:22Z

Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz has emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool, according to Fotomac.

Jurgen Klopp is aiming to bolster his defensive options but the 23-year-old is also on Udinese's radar, who have had an opening bid rejected.

Tokoz contributed three goals and four assists in 20 league matches for Besiktas last season.

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Conte wants Cahill to join him at Inter

2019-06-17T06:05:41Z

Inter boss Antonio Conte wants to link up with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill again at San Siro, according to Sport Mediaset.

The two men worked together at Stamford Bridge for two seasons, before Maurizio Sarri was drafted in to succeed his Italian counterpart.

Cahill was restricted to just two Premier League appearances for the Blues last season and will leave the club on a free transfer this summer.

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Leonardo takes control at PSG amid Neymar reports

2019-06-17T05:19:16Z

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he has handed control of all sporting decisions to Leonardo amid reports Neymar is for sale.

Leonardo rejoined PSG this week after he left a similar job with AC Milan as replaces Antero Henrique in the role.

Read Al-Khelafi's comments on Goal!

Arsenal nears move for Saliba

2019-06-17T04:16:18Z

Arsenal are edging closer to a move for Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, reports L'Equipe.

The 18-year-old has come to an agreement with the Gunners on a five-year deal to move to the Emirates.

All that's left is negotiations with the Ligue 1 club, who would like a transfer with a one-year loan back to the team for the next campaign. 

€15m Everton target Sosa 'denied work permit'

2019-06-17T03:30:00Z

Everton target Santiago Sosa's initial application for a UK work permit has been declined, reports Argentinian media outlet La Pagina Millonaria.

The 20-year-old currently plies his trade with River Plate and is reportedly the subject of a €15 million (£13m/$17m) move to the Toffees.

The midfielder has played just five games for the Argentinian club since coming through their youth ranks.

Lyon interested in signing Filipe Luis

2019-06-17T02:30:00Z

Lyon have begun talks to recruit Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis at the end of his contract, reports L'Equipe.

The Brazilian's deal at the Wanda Metropolitano is set to expire at the end of June, and the Ligue 1 side are one of a host of clubs interested in securing his services with Flamengo, Barcelona and Monaco all keeping tabs.

The 33-year-old has not yet ruled out any of his options however, telling MARCA"There's a chance that I'll stay and there's a chance that I'll leave."

Stoke agree deal for Barnsley centre-back Lindsay

2019-06-17T01:00:00Z

Stoke have agreed a deal worth £2.5 million to sign Liam Lindsay from newly promoted Championship side Barnsley, reports Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old was an instrumental part of the Tykes' squad as they finished second in League One last season, making 41 appearances in the competition and scoring once.

The Scottish defender had previously plied his trade in his home country with Partick Thistle, Alloa Athletic and Airdrie.

Sanchez can use Copa America to escape Man Utd hell

2019-06-16T23:00:00Z

Alexis Sanchez can use the Copa America to put himself in the shop window this summer and escape a torrid spell at Manchester United, says Chile manager Reinaldo Rueda.

The 30-year-old has failed to impress since arriving at Old Trafford in January 2018 and scored just two goals in 27 appearances last season.

“In the Copa America he has the chance to show all that he is capable of,” said Rueda.

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Bournemouth consider move for Hart

2019-06-16T23:00:00Z

Bournemouth are considering making an offer for Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, according to the Sun.

The Cherries are also interested in Stoke City stopper Jack Butland, but have been put off after being quoted £20 million ($25m) for the England man.

This could make Eddie Howe turn his attention to former Manchester City 'keeper Hart, although his wage demands may stand in the way of a potential move to the Vitality Stadium.

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Malinovskyi feels 'betrayed' as Genk break promise on Roma move

2019-06-16T23:00:00Z

Ruslan Malinovskyi has admitted that he feels 'betrayed' by Genk as the Belgian club attempt to block a potential transfer to Roma this summer, reports HLN.

The Ukranian midfielder turned down the chance to join the Serie A side during the winter transfer window last season, with Genk promising they would not stand in the way of a transfer once the season was over.

"They didn't want to let me go last year, but they promised not to hinder the transfer this summer," he told HLN.

"Now they are not keeping their promise and I feel betrayed. I am 26 years old and I want to play in a bigger context."

PSG prepared to sell Neymar

2019-06-16T23:00:00Z

The French outfit are willing to part ways with their record signing for the right price.

Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to offload star man Neymar this summer if they receive a substantial offer, reports L'Equipe.

The Brazilian is reportedly the subject of interest from former club Barcelona and La Liga rivals Real Madrid, but either side would have to shell out more than the €222 million (£198m/$249m) paid by the Ligue 1 champions in 2017.

The news comes in the wake of PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi's statement that he will no longer stand for any 'celebrity behaviour' from the club's players.

Chelsea ready to make official approach for Lampard

2019-06-16T23:00:00Z

The Europa League holders are set to make the club legend their new boss.

Chelsea officials are set to make an approach to finalise a deal that would see Frank Lampard succeed Maurizio Sarri in the manager's hotseat, reports the Express.

The Blues' all-time top scorer took Derby County to the Championship play-off final last season, where they were defeated 2-1 by Aston Villa, and has been widely touted as the man to replace the Italian.

The club confirmed that Sarri had left his post to join Serie A champions Juventus on Sunday, less than a month after he led them to glory in the Europa League.