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Zaha's staggering new wage revealed

2018-08-15T21:58:59Z

Wilfried Zaha has become Crystal Palace's best-paid player ever, according to the Mirror.

Having signed a new five-year deal with the club, he is set to scoop £135,000 ($171,000) a week or £33.8m over the duration of his deal.

Tottenham, Everton and Chelsea all wanted him this summer but were unable to match Palace's £60m demands.

Alderweireld linked with Bayern Munich switch

2018-08-15T21:38:10Z

Belgian could be Boateng replacement

Wantaway Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld could be set for Bayern Munich, according to The Mirror.

Should Jerome Boateng depart the Bundesliga side for Paris Saint-Germain, a vacancy would arise at centre-back.

Alderweireld could fill that gap, having seen a potential move to Manchester United this summer break down.

Modric takes to the field for Real

2018-08-15T21:27:08Z

Real Madrid might be heading for European Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid, but at least Luka Modric has had some pitch time.

He has been linked with a move to Inter, but it seems he is still firmly in Julen Lopetegui's plans.

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Rangers reject 'derisory' Morelos bid

2018-08-15T21:06:37Z

Rangers have turned down an approach from Bordeaux for striker Alfredo Morelos, according to the Daily Record.

The Ibrox side have branded the offer derisory, with the bid thought to have been around £3.75 million ($4.8).

Steve Gerrard's side will not sell for less than the £7.5m they rejected for the player in January.

Juventus will not make Rabiot move

2018-08-15T20:51:33Z

Juve to wait on PSG star

Juventus will not move for Adrien Rabiot this summer, according to Tuttosport

The Italians had been linked with a transfer for the 23-year-old PSG midfielder, but they are prepared to play a waiting game.

Rabiot's deal is up at the end of the season but Barcelona and Liverpool are both floating, too.

Joao Mario wanted by La Liga sides

2018-08-15T20:33:14Z

Betis and Sevilla are both interested in Inter midfielder Joao Mario, according to Calcio Mercato

The Serie A side ideally want to sell but both the Spanish outfits are only interested in a loan.

Mario, meanwhile, has already rejected Wolves, Besiktas and Fenerbahce this summer.

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PSG still considering Wendell

2018-08-15T20:21:08Z

Wendell remains a transfer option for PSG, according to France Football, but the club have yet to make up their mind on the Bayer Leverkusen player.

The Parisians want extra cover at left-back, where they have only Layvin Kurzawa, and a deal could be done at around €30 million.

Paris United reports a meeting between the clubs is slated for Thursday.

Everton feared missing out on Mina

2018-08-15T20:04:20Z

Everton director of football Marcel Brands has revealed that he feared missing out on signing Yerry Mina after the defender scored for Colombia against England at the World Cup.

The former Barcelona man was a star of the competition and his scoring exploits shunted him further into the spotlight, leading to interest from Manchester United and Lyon.

As such, the Toffees were fearful they might miss out on the defender, but they got their man in the end.

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Lyon ready to break transfer record for Dias

2018-08-15T19:38:34Z

Lyon could break their club transfer record to sign Ruben Dias from Benfica, according to France Football.

The young centre-back is valued between €30 million (£27m/€34m) to €40m by his club, but OL are studying other options.

It may be the final days of the transfer window that the deal is concluded as Benfica are in the Champions League playoffs, and OL are fearful the Portuguese side could pull the plug at the last.

Rangers striker Morelos eyed by Ligue 1 side

2018-08-15T19:15:37Z

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is being watched by Bordeaux, according to France Football.

The forward has had a prolific start to the season under Steven Gerrard and is under contract until 2021.

No Dortmund exit for Weigl

2018-08-15T18:50:16Z

Julian Weigl will not be allowed to leave Dortmund this summer, according to Bild.

He had been linked with a €50 million move to Paris Saint-Germain, but the prospect of that has been ended by coach Lucien Favre, who does not want him to go.

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Bayern confirm Rudy meeting

2018-08-15T18:22:34Z

Schalke may have denied meeting with Bayern Munich over a deal for Sebastian Rudy, but the Bundesliga champions have confirmed talks have taken place.

RB Leipzig are also in the hunt for the midfielder, who is seeking more game time.

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Milinkovic-Savic to Real Madrid - but only if Modric leaves

2018-08-15T17:09:10Z

'SMS' deal is not dead

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could still make a summer move to Real Madrid from Lazio, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The Serbia star, however, will only join the Bernabeu side if Luka Modric departs, with a move to Inter still mooted.

It would represent a double blow for AC Milan, who are eager to sign 'SMS' and do not wish to see their local rivals strengthened. 

Gervinho nears Serie A switch

2018-08-15T16:48:08Z

Former Arsenal winger Gervinho is ready to move to Parma, Sky Italia reports.

After a stint in China with Hebei Fortune, the Ivory Coast international is set to return to Italy, where he previously turned out for Roma.

He has 18 assists and 17 goals to his credit in Serie A.

Real Madrid ready to up Rodrigo ante?

2018-08-15T16:35:49Z

Blancos to bid €70m

Real Madrid are ready to bid €70 million (£62m/$79m) to sign Rodrigo from Valencia, Don Balon reports.

Los Blancos have already been knocked back in their attempts to move for the striker, who they see as ideal to provide Karim Benzema competition.

However, Valencia will hold out for €90m. 

No more Barca signings?

2018-08-15T16:19:04Z

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he is satisfied with the club's squad, suggesting no late business will be done before the close of the transfer window.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba continues to be linked with the Camp Nou side.

Bartomeu did not completely discount the possibility of a deal, though, saying Barca are "keeping their eye" on the market.

His full quotes are here!

Napoli chief confirms Ospina talks

2018-08-15T16:08:35Z

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has held talks with Napoli as he closes in on a move away from the Gunners.

Napoli No.1 Alex Meret broke his arm last month and now the club are seeking to rush through a deal for the Colombia international.

After signing Bernd Leno, Arsenal could be willing to sell a shot-stopper who appears to have dropped to third choice.

The full story is here!

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Schalke aiming to get Rudy from under Leipzig's noses

2018-08-15T15:56:43Z

RB Leipzig's attempts to sign Sebastian Rudy from Bayern Munich could be thwarted by Schalke, according to Sport Bild.

Schalke had targeted a loan for the midfielder even before the end of last season.

Leipzig, meanwhile, have been eyeing him as a replacement for Naby Keita, who moved to Liverpool this summer.

Kehrer to PSG not complete, say Schalke

2018-08-15T15:37:15Z

Thilo Kehrer's anticipated move to Paris Saint-Germain remains subject to the agreement of personal terms, according to Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel.

The German side have already agreed a fee of €37 million (£33m/$42m) for the player, however.

Barcelona have monitored his progress for several months but are set to be beaten to his signature.

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Torino fail in €10m bid to sign Grujic

2018-08-15T15:20:29Z

Torino have failed in a bid to take Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on a season-long loan deal, Goal understands.

The Serie A club made an approach for the Serbia international last week, offering a deal which included an option to make the move permanent next summer for a fee of €10million (£9m/$11.4m).

Their bid for the 22-year-old was rebuffed, however.

For the full story, click here!

AC Milan and Villarreal close to Bacca and Castillejo swap

2018-08-15T14:59:34Z

AC Milan are expected to sign Samu Castillejo from Villarreal while striker Carlos Bacca will go the other way, Calciomercato reports.

Milan sporting director Leonardo is in Spain for final talks before his side take the winger on loan with an option to buy, while Bacca will return to the club he spent last season with.

Are Man Utd better off without Boateng?

2018-08-15T14:40:26Z

Jose Mourinho may have been angered by Manchester United's failure to sign Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, but the Premier League side may be better off without him.

The Red Devils pursued Boateng among several other centre-backs in the transfer window but were unable to get a transfer over the line.

However, Boateng's injury history and age suggest he may not have been a good fit for Mourinho's team.

Goal's Ronan Murphy has his say on the Bayern man

AC Milan close in on Laxalt

2018-08-15T14:22:31Z

AC Milan are close to signing Diego Laxalt from Genoa for €18 million, Sky Sport Italia reports.

The Uruguayan left-back will have a medical at San Siro on Thursday and sign a four-year contract after the two sides reached an agreement.

The 25-year-old spent three seasons at Inter but did not make an appearance for the first-team as he was loaned to Bologna, Empoli and Genoa before joining the latter on a permanent deal.

Schalke interested in Drinkwater loan

2018-08-15T14:00:22Z

Schalke are interested in taking Danny Drinkwater on loan from ChelseaThe Daily Star reports.

Chelsea are overstocked in midfielders, so Maurizio Sarri is willing to let the England international go out on loan and the Bundesliga are hoping to take him.

Former Man Utd defender Blind praises Mourinho

2018-08-15T13:37:18Z

Charlton want Arsenal youngster Bielik

2018-08-15T13:15:16Z

Charlton Athletic are considering a loan move for Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik, according to the London Evening Standard.

Bielik signed for Arsenal from Legia Warsaw in 2015 but has struggled to break into the first-team set-up at the club.

And the League One side will look to take advantage of the midfielder's situation as they look to add to their squad before the summer window closes.

Honda almost quit before Melbourne offer

2018-08-15T12:40:35Z

Keisuke Honda has revealed he almost quit football prior to receiving an offer from Melbourne Victory.

The former Milan and CSKA Moscow midfielder contemplated hanging up his boots after helping Japan reach the World Cup last 16 stage.

Juventus approach PSV's Piroe

2018-08-15T12:12:16Z

Juventus are trying to sign highly-rated youngster Joel Piroe from PSV, Goal understands.

Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be interested the 19-year-old, but the Serie A champions have already made contact with PSV as they look to snap him up before the close of the transfer window.

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Napoli step up Ochoa chase

2018-08-15T11:59:06Z

Napoli are set to step up their attempts to sign Guillermo Ochoa from Standard Liege, Gianluca Di Marzio claims.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has been open about his side's interest in the goalkeeper and Liege's elimination from the Champions League has increased their chances of getting him.

Juventus battle Barca for Rabiot signing

2018-08-15T11:38:21Z

The midfielder has caught interest from another of Europe's top sides

Juventus are trying to sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes, La Stampa reports.

The midfielder is rejecting PSG's offers to extend his contract before his current deal expires next year.

The France international has already caught the attention of Barcelona, but now Juve will try to lure him.

Juventus reject PSG's €60m bid for Alex Sandro

2018-08-15T11:11:37Z

Juventus have rejected a €60 million (£53m/$67m) bid for Alex Sandro from Paris Saint-GermainGazzetta dello Sport says.

The left-back was a target of Chelsea and Manchester United last year, but it was the French club who made an audacious bid for him.

However, the Serie A giants have knocked back the offer and say he is not for sale at any price.

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Arsenal to lose Campbell to Frosinone

2018-08-15T10:59:46Z

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is set to join Frosinone on a permanent contract, Gianluca Di Marzio says.

The Italian club reached an agreement with the Gunners to sign the Costa Rica international, who moved to London in 2011.

After a series of loan spells, the 26-year-old is ready to end his time in England and join the Serie A side.

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Chelsea loan Omeruo to Leganes

2018-08-15T10:46:05Z

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has agreed to join Spanish side Leganes on loan, the London club confirmed.

The 24-year-old Nigeria international was on loan at Kasimpasa in Turkey last year and will now spend a year in La Liga.

Wilson eyes permanent Man Utd exit

2018-08-15T10:35:00Z

James Wilson is hoping to impress on his loan at Aberdeen as he looks to secure a permanent move away from Manchester United.

The striker will spend the rest of the season in Scotland before his contract at Old Trafford expires and he is aiming to attract a lot of offers over the next year.

Wilson says he "obviously" is not part of Jose Mourinho's plans for the future and hopes he can find first-team football elsewhere.

Click here to read Wilson's comments

Marseille eye Zaza as Balotelli alternative

2018-08-15T10:17:27Z

Marseille are set to end their interest in Mario Balotelli and attempt to sign Simone Zaza instead, says L'Equipe.

The French side hoped to bring Balotelli in from Nice but are yet to reach an agreement with the forward.

As they enter the final weeks of the transfer window, Marseille are looking at other options and are eyeing his compatriot, who scored 13 goals in La Liga last term.

Zaha signs five-year Palace contract

2018-08-15T09:48:19Z

Wilfried Zaha has signed a five-year contract with Crystal Palace.

The attacker attracted interest from Chelsea and Tottenham over the close season but remains at Selhurst Park.

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The Ivory Coast international, however, looks set to remain for the time being after signing a deal until 2023.

Barca to send Alcacer on loan

2018-08-15T09:45:05Z

Barcelona will send Paco Alcacer out on loan this season, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The former Valencia star has struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou and has been linked with a departure ahead of this season.

The Catalan side initially hoped to sell the attacker but a loan is more likely amid interest from Spain, Italy and Germany

Besiktas want Karius on loan from Liverpool

2018-08-15T09:29:54Z

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius could be set for a loan move to Besiktas, Turkish-football.com reports.

The German has lost his place as the Reds' No.1 to summer signing Alisson after his blunders in the Champions League final.

And the shot stopper could be given a chance to recover by spending a season in Turkey as Besiktas have an eye on him, but they will consider other options.

Mata offered return to Valencia

2018-08-15T08:58:38Z

Spanish side want star midfielder back

Juan Mata could make a shock return to Valencia from Manchester UnitedThe Sun claims.

The Spain international is in the final year of his contract with the Premier League side and is in talks over a new one.

However, Valencia want to bring him back to his homeland and will offer him a return if he lets his deal run out and leaves for free.

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Man Utd target Maguire to sign contract extension

2018-08-15T08:41:00Z

Harry Maguire is expected to sign a new contract with Leicester City, ending Manchester United's hopes of buying him in January, according to The Daily Mail.

The England international was one of several centre-backs Jose Mourinho's men were linked to in the last transfer window but no move materialised.

Maguire has four years to go on his current contract, but the Foxes hope to persuade him to stay after the recent interest.

Barca confident of landing Rabiot

2018-08-15T08:19:00Z

Barcelona are confident they will sign Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The Catalan side have been tracking the midfielder all summer as he negotiates with PSG over a new deal.

Having rejected their latest offer, though, Rabiot will either move on this summer or leave for free next year.

Arsenal willing to let Elneny leave

2018-08-15T07:59:00Z

Mohamed Elneny could be on his way out of Arsenal as the club look to cut back on spending on wages, The Mirror claims.

The Gunners bought in the likes of Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi this summer, making a heavy impact on their wage budget.

And the London side could be ready to part with Elneny, who has been targeted by Marseille, to balance the books.

Schalke bid €15m for Barca defender

2018-08-15T07:34:03Z

Schalke have entered the battle to sign Marlon from Barcelona, Sport claims.

The 22-year-old defender is already the subject of a €12 million (£11m/$13m) offer from Serie A side Sassuolo, but the German club are willing to go as high as €15m (£13m/$17m) to land him.

Chelsea youngster Aina joins Torino

2018-08-15T07:18:45Z

Chelsea have confirmed that young defender Ola Aina will spend the 2018-19 campaign with Serie A side Torino.

The 21-year-old has also penned a new contract at Stamford Bridge and seemingly features in manager Maurizio Sarri's future plans.

Check out the full story on Goal!

Spurs' Eriksen asking price delays Modric move

2018-08-15T06:13:53Z

Luka Modric's move to Inter could depend on whether or not Tottenham are willing to sell Christian Eriksen to Real MadridGianluca Di Marzio reports.

The midfielder is pushing the Spanish club to let him join Inter, but they will not sanction a move without a replacement ready.

The European champions want Eriksen to step into Modric's spot in midfield, but Tottenham are demanding around £180 million ($228m).

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Sagna: Drogba swayed MLS move

2018-08-15T04:48:51Z

Former Arsenal and Manchester City star Bacary Sagna says that long-time rival Didier Drogba helped him decide to join up with the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. 

Former Impact man Drogba played for Chelsea while Sagna was with Arsenal, with full-back and striker having gone head-to-head on many occasions, with the Frenchman calling the Ivorian "a big brother."

Read how Drogba swayed Sanga's move right here

Tammy Abraham on Samp's wish list this summer

2018-08-15T03:00:55Z

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham is among the players on Sampdoria's attacking wish list this summer, according to Alfredo Pedulla.

Argentina Sebastian Driussi is the club's top option, with Abraham and Basel's Dimitri Oberlin the other players being watched. 
 

Premier League clubs could move deadline day back

2018-08-15T01:43:55Z

After just one year of ending the transfer window before the start of the regular season Premier League clubs could vote to move it back to the end of August, according to the Mirror

At least two clubs who voted for the change now view it as a mistake, while leading agents believe it has put the English top flight at a disadvantage to the other European teams who can still swoop for Premier League players and leave clubs with no way to land replacements. 

Zidane eyes Man United job

2018-08-15T00:19:10Z

French boss wants to replace Mourinho

After leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season, Zinedine Zidane has his eyes on a job in England, according to L'Equipe.

The French manager had his eye on coaching his country, but with Didier Deschamps having won the World Cup, Zidane has now turned his attention to Manchester United, where he would like to take over for Jose Mourinho. 

Sarri ready to loan out Drinkwater

2018-08-14T23:27:31Z

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has decided he will let Danny Drinkwater leave the club on loan, reports the Express.

The midfielder has seen his prospects for minutes diminished by the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic. 

Drinkwater will be unable to move within the Premier League with the transfer window shut, so Chelsea will loan out the 28-year-old to a foreign club should they receive a fee up front. 

Barca told to pay €50m for Rabiot

2018-08-14T22:11:32Z

The Blaugrana are looking for one final piece to their midfield puzzle

Paris Saint-Germain have told Barcelona they must pay €50 million (£45m/$57m) to land Adrien Rabiot, claims Don Balon.

Barca manager Ernesto Valverde wants to add one more midfielder to his squad, and the 23-year-old has emerged as a top candidate.

With Rabiot's deal expiring next summer, PSG may be forced to sell should the France international not sign a new contract. 

Maguire nears new Leicester deal

2018-08-14T22:07:19Z

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is close to signing a new bumper contract, according to The Telegraph.

Manchester Untied were interested in the England defender this summer, but Maguire stayed put as the transfer window slammed shut last week. 

And the 25-year-old is now set to be rewarded for his loyalty with a new deal worth £75,000 per week.

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Godin reveals he rejected Man United

2018-08-14T21:59:33Z

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has confirmed he turned down the chance to move to Manchester United this summer. 

The 32-year-old said "personal reasons" kept him with Atletico, where he has established himself as one of the world's top defenders. 

Read the full story on Goal right here!

Emery told to cut Arsenal wage bill

2018-08-14T21:57:03Z

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been told he must trim the club's wage bill before the end of August, according to the Mirror

After spending £70 million ($89m) on new signings this summer, the Gunners are feeling the pressure to recoup some of those costs. 

Mohamed Elneny could be set to join Marseille, with David Ospina and Carl Jenkinson also likely to leave this month. 

Grujic to make loan move abroad

2018-08-14T21:47:55Z

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is likely to make a loan move abroad after rejecting offers from Cardiff City and Middlesbrough, reports the Evening Standard.

The 22-year-old helped Cardiff achieve promotion in a loan spell last term, but has rejected the chance to join the now-Premier League side this season. 

Liverpool still rate Grujic highly, and want the Serbian to sign a contract extension before he is loaned out again. 

Luiz set for Girona loan after permit denied

2018-08-14T21:43:53Z

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz is nearing a loan to Girona after his work permit application was denied, according to The Times.

Pep Guardiola wanted the 20-year-old to remain with City's first team in 2018-19, but the manager will reluctantly send Luiz back to Spain

The Brazilian spent last season with Girona on loan, and is now set for a second straight campaign with the La Liga side.