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James happy at Everton

2021-02-22T23:00:55Z

James Rodriguez has cooled talk of an exit from Everton, with the Colombian forward saying he is happy on a new stage.

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Dortmund retain interest in Coulibaly

2021-02-22T22:30:16Z

Borussia Dortmund remain interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage defender Soumaila Coulibaly.

The 17-year-old suffered knee ligament damage last week, but Sky Germany claims the Bundesliga club are still keen on a deal.

Leicester to up ante in Soumare chase

2021-02-22T22:00:32Z

Leicester “are stepping up their interest” in Boubakary Soumare from Ligue 1 leaders Lille.

Leeds United hold an interest in the 21-year-old midfielder, while the Guardian is claiming the Foxes are ready to make a bid.

Manchester City, Manchester United and AC Milan are also sniffing around, but Champions League qualification could tip the balance in Leicester’s favour.

Pulisic on Bayern's radar

2021-02-22T21:30:33Z

Christian Pulisic has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Following Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel’s claim that no decision had been made on the United States forward’s future, NBC Sports is claiming that Bayern are monitoring the situation and that the player is “keen on a return to the Bundesliga.”

Doherty’s Spurs future in doubt

2021-02-22T21:00:56Z

Matt Doherty’s future at Tottenham is in doubt less than a year after arriving at the club.

ESPN is reporting that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has doubts about the full-back and is considering making the former Wolves man available in the summer.

Young American signs with Dundalk

2021-02-22T20:00:44Z

American midfielder Taner Dogan has signed with Dundalk, the club confirmed.

The 22-year-old midfielder recently received a work permit, having previously played on loan for Athlone Town.

Dogan graduated from Harvard University after serving as their team's captain in 2019.

Fernandinho denies being offered City coaching role

2021-02-22T19:30:14Z

Fernandinho has denied being offered a coaching role at Manchester City as he insists he will not make a decision about his future until the end of the season.

The Brazilian is in the final year of his contract but he says he will take time to map out his next move.

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Morris future in doubt after ACL injury

2021-02-22T19:02:41Z

U.S. men's national team winger Jordan Morris' future is in doubt after he suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

Morris is currently on loan with Swansea, who have an option to buy the defender from the Seattle Sounders this summer.

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Dortmund ready to battle Liverpool and Man Utd for defender

2021-02-22T18:30:07Z

Borussia Dortmund are ready to battle Liverpool and Manchester United to sign Nikola Milenkovic, according to Sky Sports.

The German club has had talks with Fiorentina as they pursue a move for the centre-back. 

However, they aren't the only ones interested as Liverpool and Manchester United have contracted Fiorentina regarding the defender as well. 

Tuchel cool on Suarez bid talk

2021-02-22T18:00:22Z

Thomas Tuchel has poured cold water on speculation Chelsea could make a move for Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez.

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Juve want Morata loan extension

2021-02-22T17:30:55Z

Juventus have set their sights on pausing a permanent bid for Alvaro Morata, and will instead pursue an extension of his loan deal from Atletico Madrid.

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Gers strike deal to sign US teenager

2021-02-22T16:30:05Z

Ranges have struck a deal to sign United States teenager Francis Jacobs, according to The Athletic.

The 15-year-old, who plays for Orange County in the league below the MLS, turns 16 in March and will head to Glasgow in the summer.

Barcelona intensify interest in Isak (ESPN)

2021-02-22T16:00:00Z

Liga giants have striker target in their sights

Barcelona have, according to ESPN, stepped up their interest in Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak.

The Camp Nou giants are in the market for a suitable successor to Luis Suarez and believe a 21-year-old Swede on the books of La Liga rivals is the ideal candidate to fill that void.

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Spurs & Chelsea ready to battle it out for Henderson

2021-02-22T15:30:00Z

London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea are preparing to battle it out for Dean Henderson, claims the Manchester Evening News.

The England international goalkeeper is said to have grown frustrated at his lack of game time at Manchester United, with a summer transfer now set to be sought.

Azpilicueta coy on Chelsea future

2021-02-22T15:00:00Z

Cesar Azpilicueta will see his current Chelsea contract expire in 2022, when he reaches the 10-year mark at Stamford Bridge.

Quizzed on whether he wants to stick around beyond that point, the versatile Spanish defender has told Mundo Deportivo: “I am very happy at Chelsea. I don't like to look too far ahead.”

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West Ham want permanent deal for Dawson

2021-02-22T14:30:00Z

West Ham are set to explore the option of signing Craig Dawson on a permanent basis, reports Football Insider.

The 30-year-old centre-half is taking in a season-long loan at the London Stadium from Watford, but he has impressed David Moyes and will be the subject of summer transfer talks.

Man Utd close in on Derby trio

2021-02-22T14:00:00Z

Manchester United are closing on three new signings from Derby County - according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils will fork out a combined fee of £750,000 for the as yet unnamed trio, all of whom are under 15 years of age.

Derby are eager to sell in order to raise extra funds amid mounting debts caused by the coronavirus crisis.

'Sancho impressing at Dortmund without transfer pressure'

2021-02-22T13:30:00Z

Jadon Sancho is impressing without the pressure of transfer talk weighing him down, according to Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Sancho endured a slow start to the 2020-21 campaign after being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, but has started to get back to his best since the turn of the year.

The England international netted his 10th goal of the season in a 4-0 win at Schalke on Saturday, and also set up one of Erling Haaland's efforts, with Watzke glad to see him showing his "incredible quality again" after a testing period.

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Inside Crystal Palace's 'Great Reset'

2021-02-22T13:00:00Z

It is a strange quirk of modern Premier League football that a club like Crystal Palace can paradoxically be enjoying the best period of their history and feel hopelessly low; can be on course for their highest ever top division points tally and be flailing in the endgame of the Roy Hodgson era.

If Palace beat Brighton on Monday night, they will equal their previous best total of 32 points from 25 games. They have also gone nearly three years without hovering in the relegation zone and are set for an unprecedented ninth successive season in the top flight – their longest sequence by a considerable distance.

And yet the mood is sour.

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Juve to reignite interest in Locatelli

2021-02-22T12:30:00Z

Juventus are planning to reignite their interest in Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli this summer - according to Calcio Mercato.

The Bianconeri were eager to bring in the 23-year-old, who has also been linked with Manchester City, last year, but a final deal never materialised.

Juve will step up their pursuit of Locatelli when the market reopens as Andrea Pirlo seeks to bolster his ranks in the middle of the park.

Inter & Milan vying for Lille forward Ikone

2021-02-22T12:00:00Z

Inter and Milan are vying for the signature of Lille forward Nanitamo Ikone - according to Calcio Mercato.

Both clubs are plotting summer moves for the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at around €30 million (£26m/$36m).

Ikone has hit four goals in 26 Ligue 1 matches for Lille in 2020-21.

De Gea wanted by European heavyweights (Fichajes)

2021-02-22T11:00:00Z

Man Utd keeper could make summer switch

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is being monitored by Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, according to Fichajes.

The Spain international could see an exit door opened at Old Trafford over the summer, with leading sides from across Europe ready to swoop in.

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Leeds looking into Soumare swoop

2021-02-22T10:30:00Z

Leeds are ready to battle Newcastle for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, reports Football Insider.

The 21-year-old, who has been linked with Manchester United and Leicester in the past, has entered the final 18 months of his current contract.

Man Utd cool interest in Sancho

2021-02-22T10:00:00Z

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, claims The Athletic.

The England international was a top target for the Red Devils in 2020, but the emergence of Mason Greenwood has led to those at Old Trafford revising their recruitment plans.

Alonso wants new Chelsea contract

2021-02-22T09:30:00Z

Marcos Alonso is looking to land a contract extension at Chelsea, reports The Sun.

The Spanish full-back appeared to be heading out of Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard, but has earned a reprieve with Thomas Tuchel calling the shots and now wants to stay.

Milan & West Ham to do battle for Sevilla's En-Nesyri

2021-02-22T09:00:00Z

Milan and West Ham are ready to do battle in the transfer market for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri.

According to Il Milanista, both clubs will make a move for the 23-year-old in the summer, despite the fact his current contract is due to run until 2025.

En-Nesyri has scored 13 goals in 22 La Liga appearances for Sevilla so far this season.

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Man Utd plotting Donnarumma swoop (Fichajes)

2021-02-22T08:30:00Z

Red Devils eyeing Italian shot-stopper

Manchester United are plotting a swoop for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma - according to Fichajes.

The Red Devils are looking at the 22-year-old as a potential replacement for David De Gea, who has been tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer.

Donnarumma, who has also been linked with Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season, with his current contract due to expire in June.

Dragusin in line for Juve extension

2021-02-22T08:00:00Z

Radu Dragusin is in line for a contract extension at Juventus - as Football Italia reports.

The 19-year-old has been linked with RB Leipzig and Tottenham as his contract nears its expiry at the end of June.

However, Juve are eager to tie Dragusin down to fresh terms after handing him his debut earlier this season.

Ex-Arsenal striker Sanogo set to join Huddersfield

2021-02-22T07:30:00Z

Ex-Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is set to join Huddersfield Town - according to Football Insider.

The 28-year-old has agreed to join the Championship club and could be unveiled by the end of the week.

Sanogo, who played for Arsenal between 2013 and 2017, has been without a club since leaving Toulouse last summer.

Liverpool target Neuhaus: I can't say what will happen (Kicker)

2021-02-22T03:37:06Z

A week after being linked with the Reds, the Monchengladbach midfielder has played down rumours of an imminent move

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus has responded to reports that he could leave Germany this summer, potentially to join Liverpool. Among other things, the 23-year-old told Kicker that his focus is currently on the campaign at hand rather than where he might head afterward.

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Dembele's Atletico Madrid debut sparks transfer considerations

2021-02-22T01:41:40Z

Atletico Madrid had to wait 37 days for on-loan attacker Moussa Dembele to become available to play. His positive first impression as a sub against Levante now sets up a race for the club to determine whether to make his addition permanent, with Marca saying no decision has been made yet.

Diego Simeone's side has 15 more league matches to go and will likely use those fixtures to make a quick choice on Dembele's reported €33.5 million ($40.6m) buy option.

Lenglet poses problem for cash-strapped Barca

2021-02-22T01:26:16Z

Marca have reported that centre-back Clement Lenglet has become virtually unmovable dead weight for Barcelona following his signing of a contract worth €5.7 million each year through 2026.

It would be one thing if he was performing well, but at the moment he might be the weakest link in his side's defense. Because Barcelona are in dire financial position moving forward, Lenglet could be a monetary obstacle for years to come as the club tries to improve its squad on a depleted budget.

Real Madrid plan Casemiro successor

2021-02-22T01:00:00Z

Real Madrid are intrigued by the prospect of providing cover for defensive midfielder Casemiro with an eye on the future, according to Diario Gol, and have made Celta Vigo's Renato Tapia a target. Tapia, 25, is three years younger than Casemiro.

Pearson poised for Bristol City

2021-02-22T00:40:00Z

Nigel Pearson is set to be handed the reins at Bristol City until the end of the season, per The Guardian.

The 57-year-old, best known for his two spells with Leicester City, is set to succeed Dean Holden in the hot seat.

Pearson was most recently in charge of Watford.

Martinez nears Inter extension

2021-02-22T00:00:00Z

Lautaro Martinez is closing in on an extension that would keep him at Inter until 2025, say Todo Fichajes.

Having bagged a brace in today's Milan derby to help move Antonio Conte's side four points clear at the Serie A summit, the striker is now nearing a new deal.

At just 23, the Argentine is already emerging as one of the best in the business up front this year.

Man Utd close on Donnarumma

2021-02-21T23:45:00Z

Manchester United have reportedly closed a deal for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, claim Todo Fichajes.

The Red Devils are said to have secured the shotstopper ahead of rivals such as Juventus and Bayern Munich on a provisional basis.

United have struggled with long-term keeper David De Gea this season, with the Spaniard under pressure from Dean Henderson and responsible for several crucial errors.

Rangers set to bag Sakala

2021-02-21T23:30:00Z

Rangers will beat out a host of English clubs in claiming the signature of Fashion Sakala, reports The Sun.

The Zambia forward is expected to sign at Ibrox on a free transfer from Oostende, joining the Scottish outfit as they sit on the cusp of a first top-flight title since 2011.

He will head to Glasgow with his new side having fended off multiple Championship outfits.

Sarri spurned Marseille approach

2021-02-21T23:15:00Z

Zaha to hand in Palace transfer request (Todo Fichajes)

2021-02-21T23:00:00Z

Eagles attacker intends Selhurst Park exit

Wilfried Zaha intends to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season, and will hand in a transfer request to force a move if needed, claims Todo Fichajes.

The Eagles attacker was linked with the exit at Selhurst Park last year but was kept onto by Roy Hodgson's side, in something of a coup.

But the former England-turned-Ivory Coast international is determined to move on this time, with old club Manchester United one touted destination.

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