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Inter plan new Martial approach


Manchester United may be open to a move if Ivan Perisic goes the other way

Inter Milan are hoping to secure Manchester United forward Anthony Martial on loan in January, reports the Daily Star.

United were unwilling to do a deal in the summer, but could be tempted with a loan swap of Croatia international Ivan Perisic, who Jose Mourinho is believed to covet.

Unlike in years past, that players are not cap-tied in the UEFA Champions League make both clubs more amenable to a deal. 

Ferguson wanted Ampadu at Man Utd


Sir Alex Ferguson wanted Manchester United to sign Ethan Ampadu as a youngster, only to have fail Ed Woodward fail to close the deal, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Ferguson watched the then 12-year-old Ampadu with the Exeter U-13s and lobbied for the Red Devils to land the youngster.

However, Ferguson stepped down that summer and Woodward and David Moyes failed to complete the deal, with Ampadu eventually landing at Chelsea.

Barella eyes Premier League switch


Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella says he wants to leave Serie A to play in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old is wanted by Roma, Juventus and AC Milan and said he had received offers in the summer, but would rather go to England.

"If I had to choose better Premier League or Serie A, I would say the English league for how they interpret the game," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Inter calm about Icardi contract talks


Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is confident Mauro Icardi will sign a new deal with the club.

The striker continues to be linked to a move away, with recent reports saying Jose Mourinho wants him at Manchester United.

However, Ausilio told Corriere dello Sport that discussions with the Argentine have been under way "for some time", adding: "We want to reach our goal [of renewing his deal], but the deadline is far away so it can be done calmly."

Gotze must leave Borussia Dortmund - Matthaus


Mario Gotze must leave Borussia Dortmund to restart his career, according to Lothar Matthaus.

The World Cup winning midfielder has struggled to regain his place at Dortmund due to competition for places in Lucien Favre's team.

And Matthaus says he does not fit any position at Dortmund and lacks the quality to make it into the starting XI.

Read Matthaus' comments here

Barca target De Jong wants to play with Messi


Dutch star eyes partnership with his hero

Frenkie de Jong has boosted speculation he is destined to join Barcelona by admitting his desire to play with Lionel Messi.

The 21-year-old midfielder had been targeted by the Catalan club in the last transfer window but the Amsterdam side were able to hold on to him.

The Catalan side are expected to return for the Netherlands international and De Jong knows he will not get many chances to make his dream partnership a reality.

"I would really like to play with Messi someday... Of course I would like to play with him. He's already 31, so I have to hurry up.”

Read the full story here

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Roma to give Under new contract


Roma are set to commit Cengiz Under to a contract extension, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Turkey international signed a contract that lasts until 2022 when he arrived from Basaksehir last year.

The 21-year-old winger is a key part of the Serie A side, however, and the club are ready to reward him by extending his deal to 2023.

Dybala has backing of Juve boss


Paulo Dybala has seen his future at Juventus called into question once again, but Massimiliano Allegri claims the Argentine remains an important part of his plans.

He said: "There can be no questioning Paulo Dybala's qualities. I liked his performance against Parma. Like all the other players, he needs to reach peak condition."

Read the full story on Goal!

De Rossi keeping MLS door open


Daniele De Rossi is keeping the door open for a future MLS move, but the long-serving Roma midfielder is finding it difficult to tear himself away from his hometown team.

He told Il Romanista: "I wouldn’t feel bad about leaving Roma at the age of 35 and having two years in America."

Check out the full story here!

James preparing for Real return


James Rodriguez is prearing to return to Real Madrid next summer, reports Don Balon.

With starts proving hard to come by for the Colombian under Nico Kovac at Bayern Munich, he is not expected to see a purchase option taken up - allowing him to head back to Spain.

Benitez defends Mitrovic sale


Rafa Benitez has defended his decision to move on striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham, with the Serbian having made a blistering start to the new season whilst Newcastle have struggled for goals.

Mitrovic has netted six times in five games this season for club and country since making permanent his loan move to Craven Cottage, including four in the Premier League for the newly-promoted Cottagers, leading fans on Tyneside to question the wisdom of letting the forward go.

Find out what the Magpies boss has had to say on a summer sale here.


More Man City spending to come


Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has promised supporters there is much more to come following the 10th anniversary of his takeover, adamant they are still "only half way up our Everest".

He said: "It feels that we are only half way up our Everest. There is much more to do and there is much more to win. That is why you will continue to see us strive to recruit the very best talent into this club."

Read the full story on Goal!

Milinkovic-Savic set to sign new Lazio deal


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is posed to sign a new contract with Lazio that will tie him to the Serie A club until 2023, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The fresh terms will not include a release clause, with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid among the clubs to have expressed an interest in the Serbian midfielder in recent windows.

'Man Utd will be back for Maguire'


Manchester United will return for Harry Maguire at some stage, says Emile Heskey, with Leicester warned to expect further interest in a man they have tied to a new long-term contract.

The former Foxes striker told Express Sport: “I’m guessing they’ll just be looking at their transfer kitty and the names they want. They’ll go again."

Read the full story on Goal!

'Ozil should be playing for his Arsenal future'


Mesut Ozil should be under “scrutiny” at Arsenal, says Lee Dixon, with it only right that players of his ability are put under pressure to perform and play for their future.

The former Gunners defender told the Daily Star: "A lot’s been expected of him but it shouldn’t be any other way. There should be scrutiny on him, that’s his job."

Read the full story on Goal!

Sevilla join Fabregas chase


La Liga outfit Sevilla have joined AC Milan in the hunt for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to Calciomercato.

The World Cup-winner is set to be out of contract in 2019 so could be available as a free agent.

Ramsey's Arsenal contract talks collapse


Arsenal are still to agree a new £250,000 a week contract with midfielder Aaron Ramsey, reports The Sun.

Ramsey is out of contract at the end of the season, but Arsenal hoped they were close to agreeing a new deal to keep hold of the midfielder.

However, the most recent talks have fallen through, with the uncertainty over the future of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who is wanted by AC Milan, reportedly having an impact.
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Barcelona want Kane to replace Suarez


Barcelona are lining up Tottenham striker Harry Kane as the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, claims Don Balon.

Suarez turns 32 in January and Barcelona are monitoring his performances this season to determine whether the Uruguayan’s level has dropped.

If they notice a dip in his form, then Barca are ready to press ahead with a bid for Kane next summer to make the England captain their new No. 9.

Barcelona yet to make De Ligt offer


Barcelona are yet to make an offer for Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt despite scouting the youngster, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana have been monitoring the 19-year-old for some time but are yet to make the Eredivisie outfit aware of their interest.

In contrast it is no secret that they are keen on De Ligt's team-mate Frenkie De Jong, with Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars having thus far rejected their advances.

Kante reveals PSG contact


France star was Parisiens' top summer target

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has revealed that Paris Saint-Germain made contact with him over a summer move.

The Blues star has been offered a bumper five-year deal to remain at Stamford Bridge after it became clear he was the Ligue 1 champions' top transfer target.

Check out the full story right here!

Should Arsenal unleash Torreira?


Arsenal were busy during the summer transfer market, but manager Unai Emery has been slow in giving all of his new additions playing time.

One of those who has had to make do with a place on the bench is Lucas Torreira following his €30 million (£26.7m/$35m) arrival from Sampdoria.

But should the Uruguay international be unleased at Newcastle today? Goal's Chris Wheatley thinks so!

Ronaldo wants Kroos at Juventus


CR7 keen to reunite with former team-mate

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo is hopeful the Bianconeri will be able to bring Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos to Turin, according to Don Balon.

The Portuguese superstar believes the Serie A champions must improve in the middle of the pitch if they are to challenge for the Champions League.

And he believes Germany international Kroos would provide an upgrade on Miralem Pjanic at the Allianz Stadium.

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Warnock wants Ampadu talks on Saturday


Neil Warnock wants to lay the foundation for a loan move for Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu on Saturday, Metro reports. 

The Cardiff boss believes he can help the young Welsh star grow and does not want to miss out on landing a promising Chelsea player on loan this winter. 

Zidane promises Griezmann with Man Utd job


Manchester United have been promised the signing of Antoine Griezmann if the club hires Zinedine Zidane to replace Jose Mourinho, according to Don Balon

While the French star has pledged his loyalty to Atletico Madrid, the former Real boss believes he can lure him to Ol Trafford. 

Fulham keen to tie down Sessegnon & Bettinelli


Fulham are looking to tie down Ryan Sessegnon and Marcus Bettinelli, The Sun reports. 

The Cottagers have picked up four points in their first four games in the Premier League and are looking to solidify their squad moving forward. 

Mou: Pogba has never asked to leave


Jose Mourinho does not believe Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester Unitedbecause the midfielder has "never" asked for a transfer.

Barcelona are said to be targeting the 25-year-old amid reports he wants to leave United in January and has a bad relationship with his coach.

Read what the Man Utd boss had to say right here

Madrid to use loan money on new star


Neymar, Mbappe and Salah on the list

Florentino Perez is working on a deal that will land Real Madrid more than €500m (£445m/$582m) in a loan, with some of that to be used on a new galactic signing, according to Don Balon

While some of the money will be used to renovate the Bernabeu, it will also be used on a massive new signing. 

As always, Neymar is at the head of the list, but Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe are also viewed as options. 

Mourinho looking to bring Icardi to Man Utd


The club could pry away the Inter Milan forward by meeting a big release clause

Jose Mourinho is looking to bring Mauro Icardi to Manchester United, according to Ole (per AS).

The 25-year-old striker scored 29 goals last season and is widely seen as one of the top strikers in Europe right now.

However, Man United could pry him away from Inter Milan by meeting the Argentine's release clause, which is set at €110 million (£98m/$128m).

Tottenham missed chance to sign Asensio


Tottenham missed out on a chance to sign Marco Asensio, according to Mundo Deportivo

Scout Ramon Planes recommended the Real Madrid star to Mauricio Pochettino back in 2011 but, in his first year in charge, the Spurs manager didn't act on the tip.

Asensio now has a £442m release clause in his contract after winning three consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid. 

Terry undecided on future


John Terry recently turned down a move to Spartak Moscow, but the former Chelsea defender hasn't decided on his next career move just yet.

After spending last season with Aston Villa, Terry is currently without a club as he began training players at Chelsea's academy.

However, the defender is still open to extending his playing career if the right situation arises.

Read the full story on Goal!

Roma to eliminate Manolas and Pellegrini release clauses


Roma are looking to eliminate the release clauses currently set for Kostas Manolas and Lorenzo Pellegrini, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Greek defender has been eyed by Chelsea and Manchester United while Manchester City has reportedly registered interest in Pellegrini.

In addition to locking the duo up, Roma are also looking to offer new contracts to Eden Dzeko and Danielle de Rossi.