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Wolves target William Carvalho

2020-05-12T21:15:34Z

Wolves are the latest team to register interest in Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho, according to Diario de Sevilla.

Leicester, Watford, Tottenham and Monaco are said to be interested in the Portuguese star, although Wolves may have an advantage given the club's Portuguese connections.

Betis, though, are in no rush to sell as the club waits to see what the market looks like after the coronavirus' spread is stopped. 

FC Dallas expect to complete Jara deal

2020-05-12T20:30:20Z

FC Dallas are still expecting to sign Pachuca's Franco Jara in July.

Jara signed a pre-contract with the club in January, and manager Luchi Gonzalez says he expects that contract to hold up despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"Our plan is the normal plan, is to have him here the same time we planned to have him before, which was in this July moment of the transfer window," Gonzalez said according to MLSSoccer.com.

 "I know that transfer window could change, based on decisions of MLS or FIFA or Liga MX. But I can not control that, we can not control that. Our plan has to stay the same. So our expectation is that he’s here joining the group by July, and I know that’s the same feeling for him as well. But also with the right focus like we said, focused on him doing the best for Pachuca in this moment."

'Ozil intends to see out Arsenal deal'

2020-05-12T19:48:50Z

Mesut Ozil's agent says that the midfielder expects to see out the final year of his Arsenal contract.

Ozil has been linked with Fenerbahce, but his agent says that the expectation is that he will remain in London.

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Several clubs consider bid for Lyon's Traore

2020-05-12T19:10:39Z

Several clubs from across Europe are considering a move for Lyon attacker Bertrand Traore, reports Foot Mercato.

The 24-year-old is eyeing a move away from Lyon after the club failed to qualify for European football following the early end to the Ligue 1 campaign.

Real BetisBayer Leverkusen and Newcastle have all been keeping an eye on the ex-Chelsea player.

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Valencia eye move for Mexico star Montes

2020-05-12T18:45:47Z

Valencia are eyeing a move for Monterrey defender Cesar Montes, according to Marca.

The 23-year-old Mexico international is looking to leave Liga MX in search of an opportunity with a club in Europe. 

Ajax and Porto are also considering a bid for Montes, who has been a regular in Liga MX since he was 18.

Walker-Peters hoping for Southampton loan extension

2020-05-12T17:53:49Z

Kyle Walker-Peters is hoping his loan will be extended so he can finish the season with Southampton, reports Sky Sports.

The Tottenham right-back's loan expires on June 30, but the Premier League season would extend beyond that date should it restart after its coronavirus suspension.

Saints are eyeing the 23-year-old for a possible permanent transfer should he impress with the club.

Man Utd 'two or three' signings away from competing with Liverpool

2020-05-12T17:26:55Z

Edwin van der Sar is hoping that Manchester United are "two or three new additions" away from starting to compete with Liverpool.

The Red Devils are well off the pace of Jurgen Klopp's side, sitting in fifth place, 37 points behind Premier League-leading Liverpool.

But the team's former goalkeeper is hoping they can make up ground quickly should they bring in the right reinforcements.

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Dest in contact with Bayern stars

2020-05-12T17:00:24Z

Sergino Dest has been in contact with several Bayern Munich players in recent weeks as those already at the club have worked to convince the fullback to make the move.

According to Fussball Transfers, Dest has decided to leave Ajax this summer with Bayern seen as his top destination.

Several Bayern players have already reached out to Dest, telling him good things about the club to try and push a move through.

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Rangnick studying Italian ahead of Milan movw

2020-05-12T16:30:51Z

Ralf Rangnick has been studying Italian three times a week as he prepares to move to AC Milan, reports MilanNews.it.

The coach is expected to take up a new role with the Italian club that would serve as a combination of sporting director and head coach.

And Rangnick has been preparing for that role for some time as he's looked to learn the language even before official confirmation of his hiring. 

ADO Den Haag sign Estevez

2020-05-12T16:00:46Z

Emilio Estevez has signed with ADO Den Haag.

The Canadian Premier League announced on Tuesday that the midfielder has become the first player in league history to seal a transfer to a major European league.

The former York9 FC midfielder represents Chinese Taipei at the international level.

'Now may not be the right time for Sancho to join Man Utd'

2020-05-12T15:30:12Z

Dimitar Berbatov says that he thinks Jadon Sancho should remain at Borussia Dortmund despite ongoing links to Manchester United.

The former striker says that, for a variety of reasons, it may be smarter for Sancho to remain in Germany for one more year.

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Spurs plan to keep Ndombele

2020-05-12T15:00:00Z

Tottenham have no intention of parting with Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Evening Standard.

The Spurs midfielder has seen moves to Barcelona and Liverpool mooted, but Jose Mourinho plans to keep him as part of the fold in north London.

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Lazio make contact regarding Rakitic

2020-05-12T14:30:00Z

Lazio have made contact with Barcelona regarding a possible deal for Ivan Rakitic, claims Sport.

The Croatia international has long been linked with a move away from Camp Nou, with Inter reported to have been another of his suitors in Serie A.

Rabiot on strike at Juventus

2020-05-12T14:00:00Z

Adrien Rabiot is 'on strike' at Juventus and has no intention of returning after lockdown, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

The French midfielder has been called back to Turin ahead of a possible resumption of Serie A action, but he has endured a testing season in Italy and patience is wearing thin from all concerned.

Man Utd want three players in next window

2020-05-12T13:30:00Z

Manchester United will be looking to sign three players in the next transfer window, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Red Devils are said to have made Birmingham youngster Jude Bellingham and Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish top targets, with further firepower also being sought.

Man Utd & Tottenham vying for Zaniolo

2020-05-12T12:59:46Z

Manchester United and Tottenham are both chasing the signature of Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo - according to Italian publication Leggo.

The Serie A outfit are reluctant to sanction the 20-year-old's departure, but may be willing to listen to offers within the region of £53 million ($66m).

Zaniolo was enjoying a strong season for Roma before he was sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury in January.

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Haaland backed to 'succeed' at Real Madrid in the future

2020-05-12T12:29:39Z

Erling Haaland "is ready to play for Real Madrid", according to former Byrne FK manager Alf Ingve Berntsen, who thinks the Borussia Dortmund striker is capable of starring alongside Karim Benzema at Santiago Bernabeu.

Haaland has enjoyed a remarkable 2019-20 campaign which has seen him emerge as one of the most deadly finishers in European football.

The 19-year-old began the season on Red Bull Salzburg's books, and made his mark in the Champions League while also scoring goals for fun in the Austrian Bundesliga.

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Man Utd eyeing Argentine playmaker Almada

2020-05-12T11:59:10Z

Velez Sarsfield midfielder Thiago Almada has emerged on Manchester United's transfer radar - according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The Red Devils have already made an approach for the 19-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks.

Almada has a €25 million (£22m/$27m) release clause in his current contract, but United are hoping to secure his signature for a reduced fee.

Inter in pole position to sign Tonali

2020-05-12T11:29:21Z

Inter have emerged as the frontrunners in the race to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali - according to Sky Italia.

Juventus, Milan and Barcelona have also been linked with the 20-year-old, but he is eager to join up with the Nerazzurri this summer.

Brescia look set to cash in on Tonali before he becomes a free agent in 2021, and the playmaker would prefer to remain in Italy rather than move abroad.

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Van de Beek more suited to Chelsea than Madrid or Barca - Gronkjaer

2020-05-12T10:59:23Z

Former Ajax winger Jesper Gronkjaer has advised Donny van de Beek to snub the advances of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and instead join a Premier League club such as Chelsea or Tottenham

Van de Beek has been widely tipped to leave the Amsterdam ArenA this summer, with Madrid having been heavily linked with the Netherlands international during the past 12 months following his starring role in Ajax's run to the 2019 Champions League semi-finals. 

However, Gronkjaer believes that the 23-year-old would be better suited to English football due to his Frank Lampard-like attributes as a midfielder. 

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Man City, Real & Barca chasing Coman

2020-05-12T10:14:54Z

Bidding war set to erupt for Bayern star

Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all interested in signing Bayern Munich winger Kinglsey Coman - according to Sky Germany.

The German champions may be prepared to sell the 23-year-old if a proposed deal for City star Leroy Sane goes through this summer.

Coman has struggled with injuries this season, but has still featured in 24 matches in all competitions for Bayern.

‘Why would you join Man Utd or Chelsea over Liverpool?’

2020-05-12T10:00:00Z

Liverpool do not have to “scrape the barrel anymore” when it comes to transfer targets, admits John Barnes, with a Reds icon wondering why anyone would now favour a switch to Manchester United or Chelsea over a move to Anfield.

The former Reds star told BonusCodeBets: "When you’re a top club, European champions and about to win the league, why would you want to go to Chelsea or Manchester United over Liverpool?"

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Atletico closing in on James deal

2020-05-12T09:30:00Z

Atletico Madrid are 80 per cent there when it comes to a deal with arch-rivals Real Madrid for James Rodriguez, claims AS.

The Colombian playmaker is looking for a way out of Santiago Bernabeu and may not have to head very far in order to find his next destination.

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Barcelona step up Pjanic pursuit

2020-05-12T08:30:00Z

Barcelona have, according to ESPN, stepped up their efforts to bring in Miralem Pjanic from Juventus.

Any agreement will rest on the Bianconeri accepting a player in part-exchange, with various options having been mooted.

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Inter keen on Verona starlet Kumbulla

2020-05-12T07:59:16Z

Verona defender Marash Kumbulla has emerged as a transfer target for Inter - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Nerazzurri could sign the 20-year-old for a fee within the region of €25 million (£22m/$27m) when the transfer market reopens.

Inter have a good relationship with Verona which is likely to give them a strong footing in any negotiations for Kumbulla, who has also been linked with Lazio.

PSG looking to bring in Milan duo

2020-05-12T07:29:33Z

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Milan duo Ismael Bennacer and Lucas Paqueta - according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Ligue 1 champions have already seen an opening offer for the former rejected, but haven't given up on securing his signature.

PSG sporting director Leonardo is also determined to bring in Paqueta, who has yet to live up to his full potential at San Siro.

Man Utd target Benfica striker Vinicius

2020-05-12T06:59:09Z

Brazilian forward touted for Old Trafford switch

Manchester United are planning to launch a £35 million ($43m) summer bid for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius - as The Sun reports.

The 25-year-old still has four years left to run on his current contract, which includes a release clause of £88 million ($108m).

However, United are hopeful a cut-price deal for Vinicius can be done amid the coronavirus crisis, as they look to add a Brazilian frontman who has hit 20 goals in 33 games for Benfica this season to their ranks.

Barca set sights on Tottenham's Foyth

2020-05-12T06:29:57Z

Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is the subject of interest from Barcelona - according to Mundo Deportivo.

River Plate and Boca Juniors are also keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, who has struggled for regular playing time under Jose Mourinho.

Barca are well placed to win the race for Foyth's signature, and could include Samuel Umtiti in any possible deal.

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Arsenal to not pursue second Ceballos loan spell

2020-05-12T06:00:00Z

Arsenal has decided to not pursue another loan period with Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos with the midfielder's future reportedly in question.

The 23-year-old's current loan with the Gunners expires at the end of the season and the club has no plans to permanently sign or re-loan the Spaniard, according to El Confidencial.

Ceballos is understood to want to fight for his future at the Bernabeu, instead of securing a move away.

Pjanic refused Manchester United move

2020-05-12T05:30:00Z

Juventus star Miralem Pjanic rejected a transfer to Manchester United after Barcelona became interested.

According to Sport, the 30-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international recieved offers from the Red Devils and PSG but turned them down when Barca made a play for his services.

Sport says Pjanic has a verbal agreement with Barcelona with the Catalans offering a number of players as part of a swap deal.

 

Mbappe can follow in Ronaldo's footsteps at Real Madrid - Cannavaro

2020-05-12T04:30:00Z

Fabio Cannavaro believes Real Madrid need Kylian Mbappe so he can follow in Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps, but feels it will be tough to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Mbappe, 21, continues to be linked with a move to Madrid from PSG, where he has starred during the past three seasons.

Madrid have found it hard to replace Ronaldo, who decided to leave the La Liga giants and join Juventus in 2018.

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Mariners CEO denies Birighitti is moving to Western United

2020-05-12T03:00:00Z

Western United are not signing Central Coast goalkeeper Mark Birigihitti, according to the Gosford club's chief executive Shaun Mielekamp.

According to the World Game, the 29-year-old is close to signing a deal with the A-League franchise for next season.

But Mielekamp denied that a transfer was close to happening via his Twitter account.

Mexico star Moreno reveals how close he was to joining Barcelona

2020-05-12T02:42:18Z

Mexican defender Hector Moreno has revealed he nearly joined Barcelona in 2014 before his catastrophic injury at the World Cup derailed the move.

Moreno was a member of Espanyol at the time and was a key figure for Mexico heading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The defender had been linked with a number of clubs in the leadup to that World Cup, with Tottenham and Manchester United also reportedly among the suitors.

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Lautaro deal has changed due to coronavirus

2020-05-11T22:41:11Z

Barcelona's deal for Lautaro Martinez has been altered due to the coronavirus, reports CalcioMercato.

Inter and Barca had agreed to a deal in January that would see the Catalan side pay the forward's full release clause.

However, Barca are now altering the deal to include players as makeweights, leading to then latest round of negotiations. 

Tottenham interested in USMNT's Dest

2020-05-11T22:34:12Z

Tottenham are among the club's interested in signing Sergino Dest, reports CalcioMercato.

The U.S. men's national team defender has been linked with a move this summer, having broken through at Ajax this year.

However, he is widely expected to head to Bayern Munich, although Tottenham are still interested in the young full-back. 

Man Utd step up Dembele pursuit

2020-05-11T22:24:15Z

Manchester United are continuing the club's push to sign Moussa Dembele, report the Daily Star.

The Lyon striker has emerged as emerged as a top target for the Red Devils, who see Dembele as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent scouts to watch Dembele at least three times this season and, although Chelsea are also interested, Dembele prefers Man Utd.

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'I would like Guardiola back at Barca' - Laporta

2020-05-11T22:18:42Z

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he would like to bring Pep Guardiola back to the club.

Laporta is gearing up for another run at the club's presidency, and he says he hopes to bring back the manager that he initially hired in 2008.

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Locadia hopes for Cincy stay

2020-05-11T22:08:43Z

Jurgen Locadia says that he fully intends to stay at FC Cincinnati despite his loan expiring on July 5.

The striker is on loan with the MLS side from Brighton & Hove with Cincy having the option of triggering a reported $10 million (£8m) deal to secure Locadia permanently.

“I had a conversation with my agent that it was my goal to stay here," Locadia told MLSSoccer.com. "He got in contact with Brighton, but it’s between the clubs now I guess. They know I want to stay here.”