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Sevilla set for double transfer swoop

2021-08-12T20:57:00Z

Juventus close to finalising Locatelli switch

2021-08-12T19:12:30Z

Juventus are on the verge of finally sealing Manuel Locatelli's highly anticipated move from Sassuolo. 

The Turin giants have been pursuing the Italy midfielder for weeks, and Goal understands that they are in the final stretch of negotiations. 

A deal could be struck as soon as Friday, which would be a huge boost for Massimiliano Allegri's men ahead of the start of the 2021-22 Serie A season. 

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Atlanta United hire Pineda to fix Heinze mess

2021-08-12T18:24:46Z

Struggling Atlanta United have turned to Gonzalo Pineda as their next head coach, with the ex-Mexico international tasked with turning round fortunes at the club after Gabriel Heinze's disastrous tenure. 

The Argentine was relieved of his duties in July amid accusations of conflict with key players and draconian training methods as well as an awful run of results. 

And Pineda is the man chosen to take over at Atlanta as he prepares for his first-ever head coaching experience. 

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Maguire backs Sancho to be a 'real star' for Man Utd

2021-08-12T17:27:30Z

Harry Maguire is backing Jadon Sancho to be a "real star" for Manchester United after seeing a £73 million ($101m) move to Old Trafford wrapped up.

After several windows of intense speculation, the Red Devils have finally got their man after putting a big-money agreement in place with Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho's exploits in Germany suggest that he should thrive back in his homeland, with Maguire expecting a fellow England international to take the Premier League by storm.

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Chelsea complete £98m Lukaku transfer

2021-08-12T17:03:18Z

Chelsea have completed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter for £98 million ($136m), with the Belgian striker returning to Stamford Bridge for a second spell after two years in Serie A.

Lukaku, who took in his first stint with the Blues between 2011 and 2014, has signed a five-year deal with the European champions that will see him remain in west London until 2026.

Inter were initially reluctant to part ways with a prized asset, but couldn't afford to turn down Chelsea's lucrative offer amid an ongoing financial crisis, and the 28-year-old has now been officially unveiled at the Bridge ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

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Arsenal told they must play Odegaard 'waiting game'

2021-08-12T16:24:14Z

Arsenal's search for another playmaker goes on, with Nigel Winterburn admitting that the Gunners are going to have to play a "waiting game" if former loan star Martin Odegaard remains a top target.

It appeared at one stage as though the Norway international midfielder would be out of reach for Mikel Arteta, with the talented 22-year-old heading back to parent club Real Madrid eager to prove his worth to new Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Questions continue to be asked of Odegaard's place in long-term plans at Santiago Bernabeu, though, and that could see a transfer door swing open for those at Emirates Stadium before the summer window closes.

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Madrid prepare Mbappe approach

2021-08-12T16:00:43Z

PSG ace open to transfer

Arteta 'sure' Arsenal will do more business before summer window closes

2021-08-12T15:25:43Z

Mikel Arteta is "sure" that Arsenal will be involved in transfer business of some sort before the end of the summer window, but the Gunners boss admits that any further deals are likely to go down to the wire.

Three fresh faces have been welcomed to Emirates Stadium over recent weeks, with Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga joining the ranks in north London.

Further additions have been speculated on, particularly in the goalkeeping and playmaking departments, and Arteta is keeping his options open on the arrivals front.

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Sevilla in Delaney talks

2021-08-12T14:59:49Z

Sevilla have opened talks with Borussia Dortmund for Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney, reports BT.

The deal for the 29-year-old is said to be worth around €4 million (£3.4m/$4.7m).

Delaney, who joined Dortmund from Werder Bremen in 2018, is about to enter the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga side.

Man City ready to pay €150m for Kane (Guardian)

2021-08-12T14:40:00Z

Pep Guardiola's side are still determined to land England striker

Manchester City are ready to pay €150 million (£127m/$176m) to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, according to the Guardian.

The England captain has expressed his desire to move to the Etihad this summer but Spurs are reluctant to do a deal, having already turned down an offer worth £100 million ($138m) from the Premier League champions.

Kane still has three years left on his deal so Tottenham are in a strong bargaining position, though City are willing to see how the situation unfolds in the coming weeks.

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Interest in Insigne grows

2021-08-12T14:27:40Z

Inter are not looking to sign Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne - but there is interest in the Italy international from elsewhere.

That is according to Corriere Dello Sport, which claims PSV Eindhoven and an unnamed English club have enquired about the 30-year-old, who is about to enter the final year of his contract.

Inter are instead focusing all their attention on trying to sign Argentina winger Joaquin Correa from Lazio.

Herrera not a target for Man Utd

2021-08-12T13:57:50Z

Manchester United are not looking into bringing Ander Herrera back to Old Trafford, claims Jonathan Shrager.

The Spanish midfielder is currently with Paris Saint-Germain and is seeing another move mooted as competition for places increases at Parc des Princes.

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Arsenal enter the race for Vlahovic

2021-08-12T13:39:05Z

Arsenal have, according to Corriere dello Sport, joined arch-rivals Tottenham in the race for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

The Serbia international hit 21 goals last season and is now attracting interest from Premier League heavyweights.

Man Utd warned £200m Haaland may be out of reach

2021-08-12T13:19:22Z

Manchester United could be priced out of the race for Erling Haaland, Louis Saha has warned, with the former Red Devils striker seeing the Borussia Dortmund star costing £200 million ($277m) in a "crazy market".

Saha has, speaking in association with Gentingbet, told Goal: "People can encourage United to go for the likes of Haaland or Mbappe but in reality, it is a crazy market and not always possible."

Read the full story here.

Man City believe Spurs will sell Kane

2021-08-12T12:58:26Z

Manchester City are confident that Tottenham can be talked into parting with Harry Kane.

The Blues remain keen on the England international striker, with The Athletic reporting that a big-money deal could be done before the August 31 deadline.

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Arsenal no longer in Locatelli hunt

2021-08-12T12:44:43Z

Arsenal are no longer in the hunt for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, claims Fabrizio Romano.

The path is being left clear for Juventus to try and tie up a deal for the Euro 2020 winner.

Man Utd have ended interest in Neves

2021-08-12T12:14:28Z

Manchester United are no longer interested in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, claims the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils are confident that Paul Pogba will sign a new contract, meaning that they have no need to bring in another playmaker.

Solskjaer ready for transfer 'surprises' at Man Utd

2021-08-12T11:58:55Z

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready for any transfer "surprises" that may materialise at Manchester United ahead of the August 31 deadline.

The Red Devils have already wrapped up deals for England international winger Jadon Sancho and World Cup-winning defender Raphael Varane, with the man calling the shots at Old Trafford "very happy" with the business that has been done so far.

Speculation remains rife, though, as another window starts to swing shut and Solskjaer is ruling nothing out when it comes to further additions being made to an ambitious squad.

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Newcastle make breakthrough in Willock talks

2021-08-12T11:29:07Z

Newcastle have made a breakthrough in talks with Joe Willock as his move from Arsenal edges closer, reports the Telegraph.

The Magpies had already agreed a fee of £22 million ($30m) with the Gunners for the 21-year-old, but discussions over personal terms had reached an impasse.

However, any disagreements have now been resolved, clearing the way for the finishing touches to be put on the deal.

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Leverkusen close in on Hincapie

2021-08-12T11:00:42Z

Bayer Leverkusen have agreed a deal to sign Ecuador centre-back Piero Hincapie from Talleres, reports Sky Germany.

The final details on a five-year contract are also being finalised with the 19-year-old, who will then fly to Germany to complete the move.

Inter agree Dumfries deal

2021-08-12T10:30:05Z

Inter have agreed a deal with PSV to sign Netherlands full-back Denzel Dumfries, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Personal terms have also been agreed, with Dumfries set to fly to Italy in the next few days to complete a medical.

Everton were also interested in the defender, but are now out of the race.

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Liverpool may be tempted by Coutinho

2021-08-12T10:00:00Z

Liverpool continue to see a move for Philippe Coutinho mooted, and the Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds may be tempted.

The Brazil international playmaker has endured a tough time since leaving Anfield for Barcelona, but a reunion on Merseyside may be on the cards.

West Ham see Aguerd bid knocked back

2021-08-12T09:49:04Z

West Ham have seen a £17 million ($24m) bid for Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd knocked back, claims Football Insider.

The Hammers have now failed with two approaches and will need to dig a little deeper if they want to get a deal done.

Barcelona want another forward

2021-08-12T09:21:15Z

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will look to land another forward before the latest transfer window closes.

With Lionel Messi leaving Camp Nou as a free agent, Ronald Koeman is eager to further bolster ranks that have already welcomed Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero this summer.

Vestergaard agrees terms with Leicester

2021-08-12T09:07:17Z

Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard has agreed personal terms with Leicester and will undergo a medical with the Foxes on Thursday, claims The Athletic.

West Ham had also been linked with the Denmark international, but he is heading to the King Power Stadium.

PSG want Ronaldo to replace Mbappe in 2022 (AS)

2021-08-12T08:41:51Z

Ligue 1 giants line up next marquee signing

AS reports that Paris Saint-Germain will look to replace Kylian Mbappe with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022.

Both men are due to hit free agency next summer, meaning that big moves elsewhere could be made - with there a chance that a Portuguese superstar could join Lionel Messi at Parc des Princes.

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Real Madrid not giving up on Haaland

2021-08-12T08:18:35Z

Real Madrid are looking to ensure that they remain in the running for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Goal has learned, with the Blancos keeping their options open following a long-running pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.

BVB do not want to sell but, after seeing Chelsea linked with a prolific Norwegian frontman, the Blancos are keeping their options open.

Check out the full story here.

New arrival at Norwich

2021-08-12T08:10:24Z

Leeds eye Kent deal

2021-08-12T08:00:51Z

Leeds could step up their interest in Rangers winger Ryan Kent following their exit from the Champions League, according to the Athletic.

Steven Gerrard's side were beaten by Malmo in midweek, which immediately put the futures of a number of their key players in doubt.

One of those is former Liverpool academy winger Kent, who has been a long-term target of Marcelo Bielsa's side and could now be the subject of formal bid.

Inter could make Insigne move

2021-08-12T07:36:37Z

Inter are considering making a move for Lorenzo Insigne after contract talks with his club Napoli stalled, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 30-year-old is out of contract next summer and Napoli would rather sell him now than risk losing the forward on a free transfer next year.

That has alerted Inter, who are now considering making a bid worth around €25 million (£21m/$29m) for his services.

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Ramsdale deal on brink of collapse

2021-08-12T07:00:32Z

Arsenal's bid to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is on the brink of collapse as the two clubs cannot agree a fee, reports the Athletic.

Reports on Wednesday suggested the Gunners were close to completing a deal for the England international that would see them pay an initial fee of £24 million ($33m), with bonuses potentially seeing that figure rise to £30m ($42m).

However, it's now claimed that following further talks between the sides a significant gap remains between their valuation of the 23-year-old, with Arsenal ready to move on to other targets.

Rennes snub Hammers bid

2021-08-12T06:30:59Z

French side Rennes have rejected a £17 million ($23m) bid from West Ham for defender Nayef Aguerd, according to Football Insider.

The Hammers are keen to sign a centre-back this summer and have made the Morrocco international a prime target, having already had a £15 million ($21m) bid turned down.

However, Rennes have made it clear they have no intention of selling the 25-year-old this summer, forcing David Moyes' side to look elsewhere.

Costa close to signing with Atletico Mineiro

2021-08-12T03:16:46Z

Diego Costa and Atletico Mineiro have verbally agreed to a one-year contract worth roughly $3 million. 

The player, who left Atletico Madrid last December, is expected in Belo Horizonte in the coming days to undergo medical examinations and sign the deal, which is structured similarly to the one Atletico Mineiro gave Hulk.

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Galatasaray reveal Nelsson signing

2021-08-12T01:37:23Z

Nunez agent quiets Brighton talk

2021-08-12T00:10:16Z

The agent of Brighton target Darwin Nunez has quieted talk of the Benfica player moving to England this summer.

“We had interest for Darwin, but there was never a formal offer," Edgardo Lasalvia told ESPN. "We’ve spoken and they asked about him. In principle, Darwin is going to stay in Benfica at least until December of this year.”

Tolisso to Man Utd rumours not factual

2021-08-11T23:33:09Z

'Norwich's style suits me' - Gilmour

2021-08-11T22:25:00Z

Billy Gilmour says he snubbed interest from other teams to join Norwich because the team's playing style suits him.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined the newly promoted Premier League team on loan from Chelsea for the 2021-22 season.

He says he was convinced to make the switch to the Canaries after talks with coach Daniel Farke.

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Sevilla claim no official bids for Chelsea-linked Kounde

2021-08-11T22:15:00Z

Sevilla sporting director Monchi has insisted that the club has not yet received any official bids for Chelsea-linked centre-back Jules Kounde.

Goal reported at the end of July that Chelsea had opened talks with Sevilla over a potential deal for Kounde, who has established himself among the top defenders in La Liga since moving to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium from Bordeaux in 2019.

Read the latest update on Kounde here.

Real Madrid monitor Rudiger (Sky Sports)

2021-08-11T22:00:00Z

Los Blancos could seek a long-term solution at centre-back next summer

Real Madrid are among the teams monitoring Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, according to Sky Sports.

The defender will be out of contract after this season, and if an extension is not agreed upon by January, he is allowed to begin negotiations for a pre-contract with other clubs.

Given the losses of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, Real Madrid could be tempted to make a move for the German international ahead of next summer.