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Pepe: I think Ronaldo is happy at Juventus

2021-04-16T21:00:42Z

Cristiano Ronaldo has been tipped to stay at Juventus by former Real Madrid team-mate Pepe, who affirmed the striker is "very happy" in Turin. 

The veteran looks set to finish 2020-21 on a low note, with his side out of the Champions League and facing an uphill struggle to retain Serie A. 

But even at 36, he still continues to impress in front of goal and, acccording to Pepe, could stay at the Italian giants for several more years. 

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Koeman shuts down 'strange' questions over Barca future

2021-04-16T20:30:17Z

Ronaldo Koeman has shut down the "strange" questions that have been asked over his future at Barcelona ahead of Saturday's Copa del Rey final.

Koeman was handed a two-year deal at Camp Nou after being drafted in to replace Quique Setien last August, and has endured a turbulent first full season in charge.

Barca went out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage and their La Liga title hopes were damaged by a Clasico defeat to Real Madrid last weekend, but the Dutchman thinks critics have been getting their knives out far too early.

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Injury-hit Mandzukic refuses March salary

2021-04-16T19:30:49Z

Mario Mandzukic has refused his salary payments for March as he struggles with injury for Milan, with the figure instead going to the club's charitable foundation. 

"[It is] an incredible gesture, which shows Mario Mandzukic's ethics and professionalism as well as his respect for Milan," club president Paolo Scaroni said, per ESPN.

Real unwilling to sell Odegaard to Arsenal

2021-04-16T19:00:00Z

Real Madrid are unwilling to sell Martin Odegaard to Arsenal this summer - according to Marca.

It has been suggested that the Gunners will try to make the Norwegian's loan deal at Emirates Stadium permanent this summer, but the Blancos have no plans to sanction his departure.

Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and Federico Valverde have also been placed on the non-transferable list alongside Odegaard, who has impressed in the Premier League since joining Arsenal in January.

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Inter Miami announce Guediri signing

2021-04-16T18:30:00Z

Man Utd target Silva has no buy-out clause

2021-04-16T18:00:00Z

Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva does not have a buy-out clause in his contract, insists the player’s agent.

Rumours had suggested the Portuguese international, who has been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, would be free to leave the Bundesliga club if a rival met a €30m (£26m/$36m) release fee.

However, a spokesman for Gestifute consultancy, which represents the 25-year-old, told Goal and Spox that there is no exit clause in his contract, nor is there a verbal agreement to let him leave for such a fee this summer.

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Laporta 'convinced' Messi will sign new deal

2021-04-16T17:00:52Z

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he's "convinced" Lionel Messi will sign a contract renewal and that "everything is progressing adequately" between club and player behind the scenes.

Messi is just over two months away from becoming a free agent, having yet to reach an agreement with Barca over an extension amid reported interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

It has been suggested that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's illustrious 17-year career at Camp Nou will end this summer, but Laporta is still confident of tying a prized asset down to fresh terms after being re-elected as club president last month.

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Kimmich leaves agent amid Bayern future speculation

2021-04-16T16:30:44Z

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has split with his agent and will now represent himself in future contract negotiations, Goal and Spox can confirm.

The 25-year-old has decided to end his relationship with the fair-sport GmbH agency.

The move is likely to increase speculation about the midfielder’s future, with the 26-year-old keen to agree a new deal but only on terms that he feels truly reflects his ability.

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Chelsea consider move for £100m Bellingham

2021-04-16T16:00:05Z

Dortmund star has replaced Rice as top midfield target

Chelsea are preparing a huge bid for Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jude Bellingham, reports Eurosport

The 17-year-old has replaced Declan Rice as the Blues' top target in midfield, but they may have to pay up to £100 million ($138m) to convince Dortmund to sell.

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Mingueza expecting contract talks with Barcelona

2021-04-16T15:30:31Z

Oscar Mingueza is living the dream at Barcelona and believes he will see a contract extension put to him before hitting free agency in the summer.

As things stand, the 21-year-old - who has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Camp Nou in 2020-21 - is due to see his current deal expire at the end of the season.

He is in good company there, with six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi also running down his deal, but another product of the famed La Masia academy is confident that his services will be retained.

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Real won't announce Alaba until season ends

2021-04-16T15:00:00Z

David Alaba has a deal in place with Real Madrid, claims Marca, but his signing will not be announced until the end of the season.

The Austrian defender is leaving Bayern Munich as a free agent and has been linked with clubs across Europe - including Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona.

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AC Milan line up Maignan as Donnarumma replacement

2021-04-16T14:40:00Z

AC Milan are still hoping to tie Gianluigi Donnarumma to a new contract, but Gazzetta dello Sport reports that replacements are being lined.

Lille star Mike Maignan is the Rossoneri's top target, with a raid on Ligue 1 being readied by those at San Siro.

Liverpool want Dembele as Mane successor

2021-04-16T14:20:00Z

Liverpool are looking to land Ousmane Dembele as successor to Sadio Mane, claims Fichajes.

The Reds are said to be open to the idea of selling a Senegalese forward this summer, allowing them to bring in a World Cup winner from Barcelona.

Benzema to sign Real extension through to 2023 (Marca)

2021-04-16T14:00:00Z

Blancos star set for fresh terms

Karim Benzema is poised to pen a contract extension at Real Madrid through to the summer of 2023, according to Marca.

The French forward has been in fine form again this season and is set to be presented with a chance to prolong his association with the Blancos.

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'Messi has, more or less, made up his mind'

2021-04-16T13:40:00Z

Lionel Messi has "more or less made up his mind" on what will happen regarding his future at Barcelona, claims Camp Nou legend Andoni Zubizarreta.

Catalunya Radio has been told: "These are the factors that accumulate, but I think that Messi has, more or less, made up his mind."

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Premier League giants wait on Umtiti

2021-04-16T13:20:00Z

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Samuel Umtiti's situation at Barcelona, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana are said to be keen on offloading the France international defender, with a number of Premier League landing spots now in the offing.

Konate responds to reports of Liverpool contact

2021-04-16T13:00:19Z

Ibrahima Konate insists he has not had any contact with Liverpool and intends to see out his contract at RB Leipzig.

The France Under-21 international was heavily linked with a move to Anfield last month amid reports the Premier League side were ready to activate a €40 million (£35m/$48m) release clause in the defender's contract.

However, Konate says neither he nor his agent have spoken to the Merseyside club and that he still has ambitions to fulfil in Germany.

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Foxes cool Edouard interest

2021-04-16T12:30:55Z

Leicester have cooled their interest in Odsonne Edouard, with West Ham now in pole position to sign the Celtic striker - reports Football Insider.

The Foxes have held a long-standing interest in the Frenchman but are ready to change their transfer strategy following the revival in form of Kelechi Iheanacho, who has 11 goals in his last 11 appearances.

That leaves the path clear for West Ham to move for the 23-year-old, who could be available for as little as £8 million ($11m) as he edges closer to entering the final 12 months of his contract.

Pochettino responds to Neymar, Mbappe & Messi rumours

2021-04-16T12:00:24Z

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino says he wants to keep Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at the club “for many years”, while playing down links with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The future of the star duo has been the subject of intense debate in recent months with both their contracts due to expire in 2022.

Messi, meanwhile, has been linked with a free transfer move to the French capital when his Barca contract runs out at the end of this campaign - though Pochettino is reluctant to add to the fevered speculation.

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Satriano interest grows

2021-04-16T11:30:54Z

Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are among a host of clubs interested in Inter starlet Martin Satriano, according to the Mail.

The 18-year-old has yet to make his senior debut but has impressed for Inter's youth side, scoring eight goals and contributing six assists in 18 appearances.

Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig are also interested in the teenager, who joined Inter from Nacional in his native Uruguay in January 2020.

Ancelotti sends Kean transfer message to PSG

2021-04-16T11:00:37Z

Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to make Moise Kean an "important player" at Everton, with Paris Saint-Germain warned there is no guarantee that a permanent transfer will be allowed.

The Toffees allowed Kean to head for France during the summer window of 2020 on a season-long loan.

Kean has thrived at Parc des Princes, registering 16 goals for the Champions League semi-finalists, and is expected to be the subject of further interest this summer.

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Stuttgart sign Kuol

2021-04-16T10:30:57Z

Stuttgart have confirmed the signing of Australian striker Alou Kuol on a free transfer from Central Coast Mariners.

The 19-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 16 A-League appearances, will join the club at the end of the season on a four-year deal through to the summer of 2025.

Boothroyd leaves England U21s

2021-04-16T10:00:42Z

Aidy Boothroyd is stepping down as manager of England U21s, the Football Association has announced, with European Championship failure in 2021 bringing his five-year reign to a close.

The Young Lions will not be in the knockout stages of the major championship this summer after being sent packing at the group stage thanks to a dramatic late goal from their opponents in a 2-1 victory over Croatia which saw a quarter-final spot fall agonisingly out of reach.

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Milan join the hunt for Spurs star Lamela (Calciomercato)

2021-04-16T09:30:00Z

There is growing interest in the Argentina international

AC Milan have joined Napoli in the hunt for Tottenham forward Erik Lamela, claims Calciomercato.

The former Roma star is looking to secure a return to Serie A, with interest now building in the Argentina international.

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Romagnoli on Barcelona's radar

2021-04-16T09:00:00Z

AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli figures prominently on Barcelona's recruitment radar, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana are eager to bolster their options at the back and are ready to launch a raid on San Siro.

Chelsea keen on Alex Sandro

2021-04-16T08:30:00Z

Chelsea are open to a swap deal with Juventus involving Alex Sandro and Emerson Palmieri, claims Calciomercato.

The Blues have one left-back looking for a return to Italy, so could take another as part of that deal that has seen a move to England mooted for some time.

Madrid have Modric deal done

2021-04-16T08:00:00Z

Real ready for Ramos departure

2021-04-16T07:30:39Z

Real Madrid expect captain Sergio Ramos to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, reports Cadena Ser.

A new contract offer has been on the table for five months but Ramos' failure to respond has led Los Blancos to believe he is ready to accept a better offer elsewhere.

Real's offer is believed to include a 10% reduction in wages as they look to cut costs across the board - something Ramos seemingly isn't prepared to accept.

No Frankfurt move for Rangnick

2021-04-16T07:00:24Z

Ralph Rangnick will not become Eintracht Frankfurt's new director of football despite holding talks with the Bundesliga club, reports Bild.

Frankfurt are on the lookout for a new sporting director after Fredi Bobic chose to join Schalke.

However despite two hours of talks with Rangnick they could not reach an agreement, meaning their search goes on.

City ready to trigger Grealish release clause

2021-04-16T06:30:55Z

Jack Grealish has a release clause in his Aston Villa contract that Manchester City are prepared to trigger this summer, reports Football Insider.

The Premier League leaders are exploring the costs of signing Grealish after making the England international their top summer target.

The 25-year-old signed fresh terms last September keeping him at Villa until 2025, though City have since been made aware of the release clause contained with the deal.

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Odegaard not for sale

2021-04-16T06:00:29Z

Arsenal looks set to miss out on Martin Odegaard this summer with Real Madrid refusing to sanction a permanent deal for the Denmark midfielder, reports Marca.

Odegaard has impressed since joining the Gunners on loan in January and the club are keen to extend his stay in north London.

However, Real say Odegaard, Vinicius Junior, Fede Valverde, Rodrygo Goes will not be sold at any price as they consider the quartet vital to the club's long-term future.

Inter target Florenzi

2021-04-16T03:00:57Z

Inter could make a summer bid for Alessandro Florenzi, La Gazzetta dello Sport says.

The 30-year-old is on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, but the French side have decided they will not sign him on a permanent basis from Roma.

A return to Serie A looks imminent, but he could be spending next season at Inter instead of in the Italian capital.

Modric agrees Real Madrid extension

2021-04-16T02:00:56Z

Luca Modric has reached an agreement with Real Madrid over a new contract.

AS reports the Croatia international has committed to the club until 2022 and an official announcement is to be made soon.

Inter to challenge Napoli for De Paul signing

2021-04-16T00:00:10Z

Inter are ready to enter the race to sign Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese.

Leeds tried to sign him last year and Napoli have been linked to the midfielder recently.

But Calciomercato says the Nerazzurri are considering a bid for the €35 million (£30m/$42m) player.

Lamela willing to halve salary to join Napoli

2021-04-15T22:37:44Z

Erik Lamela wants to leave Tottenham for Napoli this summer.

The Serie A side are interested in signing the Argentina international and Calciomercato reports that he is willing to cut his salary by half to seal the move.

Young to leave Inter for Watford?

2021-04-15T22:35:18Z

Ashley Young could be set for a return to Watford, The Daily Mail reports.

The England international is expected to leave Inter this summer and Watford hope to land him on a one-year contract should they seal a return to the Premier League.

Man Utd prepare Milenkovic move

2021-04-15T22:33:14Z

Fiorentina's £38m demand is too high for Red Devils

Manchester United are set to make a move for Fiorentina star Nikola Milenkovic, according to The Sun.

The Red Devils hope to invest in their back line and see the defender as an ideal candidate.

United hope to talk the Serie A side down from their £38 million ($52m) asking price.

Atletico target Rovello and Molina

2021-04-15T22:31:29Z

Atletico Madrid are eyeing two of Serie A´s rising stars.

Mundo Deportivo claims the Spanish side have their eye on Nicolo Rovella, who has impressed at Genoa while on loan from Juventus.

They are also considering a move for Udinese right-back Nahuel Molina.

Szczesny to stay at Juventus

2021-04-15T22:29:55Z

Wojciech Szczesny will not be leaving Juventus this summer.

The Serie A giants reportedly wanted to offload the goalkeeper to finance a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Poland international had been linked with a move to Manchester United, but Calciomercato claims there is no way he is leaving Turin.