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Pique: Barca would be happy to have Pogba


Gerard Pique says Barcelona would be happy to have Paul Pogba as speculation over the Manchester United midfielder's future continues.

"Pogba is a very good player, but a Manchester United player right now, and we will see in the future if anything happens," the defender stated.

"We would be happy to have him here, but Manchester United is his club and, if someone has to say something, it must be them."

Read more on Pogba here

Galatasaray weigh up bid for ex-Hammer Sakho


Galatasaray are interested in taking former West Ham striker Diafra Sakho to the Super Liga, according to France Football 

Sakho has played in Rennes since the start of 2018, but he could in line for another move before the transfer window shuts.

PSG deny interest in Tottenham's Eriksen


Paris Saint-Germain have denied they are considering an approach for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. 

The Ligue 1 champions recruited former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel over the summer, but have otherwise had a relatively subdued transfer window. 

“PSG categorically denies the transfer rumors regarding a potential transfer of Christian Eriksen," the club told AP in an statement sent by e-mail.

Read more here!

Madrid see Thiago approach rebuffed


Real Madrid have seen an offer for Thiago rejected by Bayern Munich, claims Don Balon

Despite his Barcelona past, the midfielder is seen as a top transfer target by the Merengue after a subdued summer window. 

But Bayern will not settle for anything less than €60 million (£54.3m/$70.1m) for Thiago.

Cahill to stay at Chelsea


Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is determined to stay put and fight for a place in the Blues' first team, according to the Telegraph.

The player is yet to feature under Maurizio Sarri, amid rumours that Galatasaray among others are interested in his services.

But Cahill is convinced he can play a role at Chelsea, and wants to remain at the club at least until January.

Neymar pays Barca a visit - but will stay at PSG


Neymar has met up with his old Barcelona colleagues, but he has reaffirmed that his future lies with Paris Saint-Germain.

“I have a contract with PSG and I’ll be there,” he told Mundo Deportivo, before considering the prospect of facing his former colleagues later this season in the Champions League. 

“I’ve spoken to almost all the Barca players. We’re very good friends and they’re also very good players. I wouldn’t like it. It would be very difficult.”

Read more here!

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Marseille eye up Dembele move


Marseille have made contact with Celtic over striker Moussa Dembele, RMC reports.

Since their move for Mario Balotelli failed, OM have been in touch over the France Under-21 striker, although they have yet to make a bid for the ex-Fulham man.

Fabian fails Fenerbahce medical


Marco Fabian has failed his medical at Fenerbahce, Frankfurter Rundschau has reported.

The Mexico international had been expected to join the Turkish side today, but the deal has fallen through.

A year ago, he was operated on due to a back problem, and it has been suggested that could be the issue, although no confirmation has been given.

Besiktas are also interested in him.

Rudy having Schalke medical


Sebastian Rudy is closing in on a move to Schalke from Bayern Munich, Sky Sport reports.

He will sign a four-year contract with the club and will move for around €16 million (£14.5m/$18.5m) after Schalke negotiated Bayern down from €20m.

The deal is expected to be made official later today.

Salzburg tie down Samassekou until 2021


RB Salzburg have announced that they have extended the contract of youngster Diadie Samassekou, who had interested several clubs around the continent, including Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayern will not sign Coman replacement


Bayern Munich have made clear they will not be drawn into signing a replacement for the injured Kingsley Coman.

The winger faces several weeks out due to injury, but president Uli Hoeness has confirmed no panic buy will be made.

"We're not going to do anything. We won't buy a player only for three months," he said.

Zinchenko in £15m Betis talks


Man City prepared to sell midfielder

Real Betis are hoping to complete a deal for Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, reports Sky Sports News.

City are willing to offload the Ukrainian before the close of the transfer window on Friday and want a fee in the region of £15 million ($19m) for Zinchenko.

Wolves were unable to push through a deal for Zinchenko earlier in the summer, but the player is now in talks over a permanent switch to Betis.

Monaco take position for Soumare


Monaco are interested in Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, who could be available on a cut-price deal as their Ligue 1 rivals are under financial pressure, La Voix du Nord reports.

LOSC may need to sell as many as four of their players before the end of the window, with Soumare and striker Nicolas Pepe candidates to depart.

Lyon could let Mariano leave


Lyon may be tempted to sell striker Mariano Diaz, according to L'Equipe.

The forward has agreed personal terms with Sevilla, who will pay €40 million for him, but the deal will only be concluded if OL can find a replacement.

Lille's Nicolas Pepe is one of the players they hope to sign, but his price has been set too high for now.

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Real Madrid set to make €60m Alonso push


Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui has given the club the OK to sign Marcos Alonso from Chelsea, Don Balon reports.

The left-back could be signed as an understudy to Marcelo, with the European champions to pay €60 million (£54m/$70m) for the defender.

The Blues, however, don't want to sell.

Celtic eye Benkovic to replace Boyata


Should Dedryck Boyata depart Celtic before the end of the transfer window, the Scottish champions will attempt to secure a loan deal for Leicester's Filip Benkovic, the Daily Mail reports.

The Belgium international grabbed the winner in the Hoops' 1-0 win over Hamilton on Sunday, but is still set to leave.

Aberdeen's Scott McKenna and Le Havre's Harold Moukoudi are potential replacements. 

Monaco make move for Promes


Quincy Promes is a target for Monaco, L'Equipe reports.

The Netherlands international has been associated with a move to Inter and AC Milan, but the Ligue 1 side may swoop for the Spartak Moscow attacker.

Bruno Xadas and Benjamin Henrichs are also close to the Stade Louis II outfit.

Fabian to complete Fenerbahce move


Mexico international Marco Fabian will complete a move to Fenerbahce imminently, Kicker reports.

The 29-year-old is in Istanbul to complete a switch, with one year left on his Eintracht Frankfurt contract.

PSG threaten Barca with legal action


PSG are ready to report Barcelona to FIFA over their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to Sport.

The Liga club are reportedly keen to bring in the French midfielder to bolster their options in that area of the pitch but PSG are not impressed with their attempts to convince the 23-year-old to move.

Barca, meanwhile, are apparently perplexed at the suggestion, reportedly claiming they informed PSG of their interest through director of football Pep Segura and techincal secretary Eric Abidal.

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Henry to Bordeaux in doubt


Thierry Henry’s future as the next Bordeaux coach has been plunged into doubt.

For much of last week, it seemed that Henry was destined to take charge of the Ligue 1 side, but negotiations have become complicated for the Arsenal legend.

The deal appears to have stalled upon the reticence of the club’s buyers to answer all of Henry’s questions relating to the running of the club, although talks have not completely broken down.

Check out the full story here!

Marseille closing in on Strootman


Marseille boss Rudi Garcia has told RMC that a deal is close for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Speaking after Sunday's 2-2 draw with Rennes, he admitted: "It seems that we've got an agreement, but we will wait to see if things are made official or not. If so, it will be good news." 

'Mourinho needs to keep quiet and avoid conflict'


Jose Mourinho has been urged to rein in the outbursts at Manchester United and avoid seeking conflict, with Mike Phelan conceding that the Portuguese’s situation is “delicate”.

Following last week's loss to Brighton, the Portuguese's future has come under scrutiny and Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant does not believe he is helping himself. 

"You don’t have to avoid conflict, but you certainly have to conduct yourself in a way which is befitting of the tradition of where you’re working, and that’s something you can do by keeping your own counsel and getting on with the job," he told Radio 5 Live.

"But he [Mourinho] is a completely different character and he expresses himself in a completely different way."

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Courtois not guaranteed to start at Real Madrid - Lopetegui


Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has said that new signing Thibault Courtois is not guaranteed a starting berth.

The Belgian was forced to look on from the bench on Sunday as Los Blancos beat Girona 4-1, despite signing for £35 million (€37m/$45m) from Chelsea.

Lopetegui, though, is not about to throw him in simply for the sake of it.

To find out what the coach said - click here!

'Of course Draxler will stay with PSG'


Roger Wittmann, the agent of Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler, has made it clear that he does not expect a move this summer.

Draxler has been linked with involvement in a swap deal with Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng, but that has been rubbished by the representative.

"Of course Draxler will stay with PSG," he told Sport1.

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Has Ben Arfa found his new club?


Released by PSG at the end of June, former Newcastle man Hatem Ben Arfa has been linked with a move to Rennes.

Their president, however, is giving little away.

"Hatem is a boy with whom I have regularly spoken with for years now, we've stayed in touch," Olivier Letang told Ouest France. "He's someone I love, he's a good player, but today I can not tell you anything. Hatem will decide what he wants to do with his career."


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Ozil fighting for his Arsenal future


German told to increase his effort

Mesut Ozil faces a fight to stay at Arsenal, the Mirror reports.

Head coach Unai Emery expects more of the former Germany international, who missed the weekend's match against West Ham because of flu.

The Spaniard, who denied rumours of a bust up, expects Ozil to put in more effort, with the 29-year-old having called in sick seven times this year alone.

PSG fighting to keep Nsoki


Paris Saint-Germain are battling their hardest to keep hold of young defender Stanley Nsoki, L'Equipe states.

He has a year left to run on a youth contract with the club, but after impressing in pre-season, both Juventus and Marseille are hovering.

OM even launched a €5 million bid for the left- or centre-back, who must decided whether he is willing to take the risk of signing a deal with the Parisians at the risk of reduced game time.

Modeste claims €30m compensation from CSL club


Anthony Modeste wants to quit Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian and is demanding €30 million compensation in the process, BILD am Sonntag reports.

He claims they have missed payments to him and, therefore, he is free to leave. 

Dortmund and Cologne looked the clubs likeliest to take him, though BVB are closing in on Paco Alcacer and he may be too expensive for his former side.

Renato Sanches off to Turkey?


Fenerbahce are ready to sign Bayern Munich attacker Renato Sanches, according to Fanatik.

After a stunning breakthrough at Euro 2016, the Portugal player has flattered to deceive at both Bayern and Swansea, where he spent last term on loan.

Fener are hopeful of being able to sign him on a one-year loan for €2.5 million.

Marseille make contact with Rose


Tottenham left-back Danny Rose could make a move to Marseille, L'Equipe reports.

On the fringes at Spurs, the England international is coveted by several clubs on the continent, including Schalke.

OM, however, have been in touch but could be priced out of the market by the 28-year-old's salary demands.

Maguire has no issues with Leicester blocking move to Man Utd


With the window now closed, the defender is fully committed to the Foxes

Leicester City and England centre-back Harry Maguire said he respected the club's decision to block him leaving as Manchester United circled.

Jose Mourinho and Premier League giants United wanted to bring Maguire to Old Trafford following the World Cup in Russia but Leicester refused to part with the 25-year-old defender.

Interest from other clubs did not come as a surprise to Maguire, who is now solely focused on Leicester with the transfer window shut.

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Ausilio dismisses Inter's Modric approach


Piero Ausilio jokingly dismissed the club's reported pursuit of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, while insisting the squad is complete.

Croatia captain Modric emerged as Inter's primary transfer target following the World Cup in Russia but the Italian side have been unable to lure the 32-year-old midfielder to Milan.

And the director discussed how the planning for the summer went, though he did not wish to talk about their move for Modric.

Read more here!

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West Ham youth draws interest from La Liga


West Ham defender Reece Oxford is the subject of loan offers from Eredivisie side AZ and La Liga club Eibar, according to the Daily Mail.

While the proposed loan is short-term, both clubs wish to extend the loan through the year and want to include a £2 million purchase option for the 19-year-old Oxford.

Oxford did well on loan with Borussia Monchengladbach last season, but the Hammers are willing to let him go out again for more first-team experience.

Thiago wants Real Madrid move


Bayern star wants Spain return

Thiago Alcantara wants to join Real Madrid before the transfer window closes, Don Balon reports. 

The midfielder had been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich earlier this summer and wants to return to Spain.

He has a good relationship with Julen Lopetegui, who wants to sign another midfielder, but president Florentino Perez is hesitant to meet Bayern's asking price.

Barcelona to extend Munir's contract


Munir El Haddadi is set to sign a new four-year contract with Barcelona, according to Marca.

The 22-year-old forward is in the final year of his current deal but the Catalan side are determined to keep him after he impressed on loan at Valencia.

He has played 46 times for Barca and came on for a short appearance against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Besiktas land Ljajic


Besiktas have signed Adem Ljajic from Torino on loan with an option to buy, Telegraf claim.

The Turkish club held off interest from Fenerbahce and Schalke to land the Serbia international.

PSG offer Draxler in exchange for Boateng


Paris Saint-Germain have not given up on their desire to sign Jerome Boateng and will offer Julian Draxler to Bayern Munich in exchange for the defender, Sport Bild reports.

The French side are still unwilling to meet Bayern's €50 million (£45m/$58m) asking price for the defender, but will try to talk them down by giving up Draxler.